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  • Political tidbits: Schlep talk, Coleman pulls negative ads

    Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) says Yom Kippur convinced him to withdraw all his negative ads in his race against Al Franken. The New York Times looks at Andy Martin, the “man behind the whispers about Obama” who has a trail of anti-Jewish comments in his past. Newsweek says Sarah Palin is costing John McCain Jewish… More ▸

  • Swing states target of Jewish outreach this weekend

    With less than a month to go before Election Day, Barack Obama’s campaign is sponsoring Jewish outreach events in three important swing states this weekend – and that doesn’t even include “The Great Schlep.” At noon at a Philadelphia Jewish community center, Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell (D) and U.S. Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) and Jan… More ▸

  • Last weekend Pa., this weekend Ohio

    After a big day of Jewish outreach featuring everyone from Ed Koch to Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) to actress Blythe Danner in Pennsylvania last Sunday, the Barack Obama campaign has a major Jewish outreach event scheduled for this Sunday in Cleveland. The 5 p.m. event at Landerhaven is scheduled to include Dennis Ross, Rep. Jane… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Silverman talks about the “schlep,” new ads and more

    Sarah Silverman talks to the New York Times about her video for “The Great Schlep.” The National Jewish Democratic Council’s new advertisement deals with energy independence, while the Republican Jewish Coalition’s latest is about Obama’s statement that he would meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “without preconditions.” Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff reveals that Barack Obama’s campaign… More ▸

  • NJDC has their own ads

    Not long after the Republican Jewish Coalition unveiled the first two advertisements from its fall campaign, the National Jewish Democratic Council has released its first newspaper ad of the general election season. Running this week in the Cleveland Jewish News, the ad’s tagline is “CHANGE with Barack Obama, More of the SAME with John McCain,”… More ▸

  • Remembering Tubbs Jones

    The National Jewish Democratic Council is calling Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) “an outstanding advocate for Cleveland and issues important to the Jewish community” who “will be deeply missed.” Tubbs Jones, whose district in eastern Cleveland and the city’s suburbs was heavily Jewish, died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm at the age of 58. She… More ▸

  • Hillary: As far as I know, no reason to believe Obama is a Muslim

    Here’s the “60 Minutes” clip of Hillary Clinton addressing whether Barack Obama is a Muslim that has the blogosphere buzzing. In particular, the last-second “as far as I know” is raising eyebrows (starting at 2:10 of this clip). Watch the full segment, with interviews with both Democrats and a look at the Ohio primary. More ▸

  • Obama on his pastor

    With all the controversy over last night’s debate exchange about the connections between Louis Farrakhan and Barack Obama’s pastor, it’s worth reviewing what the candidate had to say about the topic during a meeting in Cleveland on Sunday with Jewish leaders. From the transcript provided by the Obama campaign: I am member of the Unity… More ▸