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  • When Jews parody Dickens…

    An American Carol, David Zucker’s broad blast at the American left and the creative offspring of a Republican Jewish Coalition shidduch between Zucker and co-writer Myrna Sokoloff, opened this weekend – and it’s tanking. It’s more or less tied with, of all things, Bill Maher’s Religulous, but that’s deceptive – Maher’s film is a documentary… More ▸

  • Shonda? or Karma? We report – You decide.

    Gabriel Nathan Schwartz, a Denver delegate to the Republican Convention in Minneapolis earlier this month, wuz robbed. By a pretty lady who slipped him a mickey in his fancy hotel room. To the tune of $120,000 according to disbelieving cops; Schwartz says it’s more in the range of $60,000. Schwartz won earlier notoriety (one he… More ▸

  • Matthews to Cohen: Hitler and Jesus are off limits

    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) backed off likening Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, to Jesus, saying the comparison was a mistake. Cohen, who is Jewish, told the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday that Jesus, like Obama, had been a “community organizer” and that Pontius Pilate was a governor – leaving unsaid but understood… More ▸

  • Cohen accepts Jesus – as a metaphor

    Looks like U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) took the Christ talk to heart. Last month, the Memphis lawmaker trounced an opponent in the Democratic primaries after she failed to convince Cohen’s majority black constituency that he wasn’t “Christian” enough to represent them. Cohen, among the first Jewish Dems to endorse the presidential candidacy of Sen…. More ▸

  • Lieberman won’t be lunching with Dems for a while

    The fallout from Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) speech at the Republican National Convention continues back in Washington. Not only is there talk that the former Democratic vice presidential nominee might lose his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee, but now Lieberman has decided that he shouldnt be attending the weekly Democratic caucues or the biweekly… More ▸

  • Lots of lawmakers at RJC bash

    Every Jewish lawmaker in Congress (OK, that’s only three) and a multitude of other members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives turned out Thursday afternoon for the Republican Jewish Coalition’s “Salute to Pro-Israel Lawmakers” at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis (see video). Sens. Arlen Specter (Pa.) and Norm Coleman (Minn.), locked in a… More ▸

  • Iran. Iran. Iran. Iran. And that’s it.

    No Israel meat on the last night of the Republican Party’s convention in St. Paul. The candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and three of his senatorial acolytes each devoted a line to Iran’s nuclear threat – and that’s it. Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, got in his Israel licks Wednesday night, but overall,… More ▸