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  • Hillary takes Maryland Jewish vote

    Hillary Clinton took 60 percent of the Jewish vote in the Maryland primary. Here’s the JTA brief about the breakdown: Hillary Clinton won 60 percent of the Jewish vote in Maryland’s Democratic primary, but Barack Obama won overall. Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) was the choice of virtually every other religious group polled, and he easily won… More ▸

  • Caucuses for Florida?

    The AP is reporting that the Democrats are floating the idea of caucuses in Florida and Michigan as a way to resolve the standoff over whether their delegates will count in the nominating contest. State party reps say the proposal is nothing new, and they’re sticking with the results of their votes. Clinton won Florida… More ▸

  • Seals trounces Footlik

    JTA’s Jacob Berkman has been covering the Democratic congressional primary fight in Illinois between Dan Seals and Jay Footlik, who served as Bill Clinton’s and John Kerry’s Jewish liaison. The final tally isn’t pretty: Seals 81% (72,704), Footlik 19% (16,563). The Berkinator will have more later today. More ▸

  • Supressing the Jewish vote?

    Probably not. But still, this story out of Los Angeles is a little troubling. Bernie Cade, the electoral inspector at the Westside Jewish Community Center, said the equipment hadn’t arrived, hours after polls opened. Cade said he had not received voting machines or the ink that goes in them for any of the seven booths… More ▸

  • Rabbis: Don’t support the “toeiva” agenda

    According to this report on the website Yeshiva World News, the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the U.S. and Canada issued a statement prohibiting followers from voting for candidates whose positions are “antithetical to our Torah based morality.” Candidates who support abortion on demand, the “toeiva” agenda, liberal attitudes towards pornography of any sort –… More ▸

  • The hipster vote

    If your taste in clothing runs to skinny jeans and colorful fitted t-shirts, you might want to consider voting for Obama or McCain. Hipster outfitter American Apparel is endorsing the pair with a set of sleek photos on its website. Even if you’re a Clinton supporter, you might want to check it out to see… More ▸

  • Ayalon: I won’t retract

    In his controversial op-ed in the Jerusalem Post last month, former Israeli Ambassador to Washington Danny Ayalon had this to say about Barack Obama: As far as Israel is concerned, Obama has yet to suggest specific measures he would enact regarding the Jewish State’s Qualitative Military Edge that allows us to defend ourselves against our… More ▸

  • Forward clarifies Obama editorial — sort of

    The Forward newspaper took a lot of heat for an editorial last week slamming insinuations in the Jewish community that Barack Obama is a secret Muslim agent (see JTA’s coverage of the issue here and here). Critics said the editorial, rather than debunk the claims, lent credence to them. Here’s the quote that got people… More ▸

  • Fish: Anti-Hillaryism is like anti-Semitism

    So says Stanley Fish, the post-modern literary theorist (Fish reportedly prefers “anti-foundationalist”) and Florida International University law professor, on his New York Times blog. Perhaps mindful of the wrath of the anti-Semitism police, Fish is quick to point out they are profoundly different “in their significance or in the damage they do.” But the similarities… More ▸

  • Coulter: I’ll vote for Hillary

    This campaign is getting so loopy I’m starting to need a scorecard to keep track. Ann “Lets Perfect the Jews” Coulter says not only would she vote for Hillary if John McCain gets the GOP nod, but she’ll campaign for her too! Michael Lerner’s embrace of Obama might hurt him with the pro-Israel crowd, but… More ▸