- Norm Coleman has taken a four-point lead over Al Franken in the Minnesota Senate race, according to a new poll. That’s Coleman’s biggest lead since April. But Bill Clinton will be appearing with Franken tonight.
- How “Joe the Senator,” aka Joe Lieberman, is helping John McCain in Ohio, according to the Washington Post.
- Washington Jewish Week finds that Jewish day school students in the Washington, D.C. area overwhelmingly back Obama — to the tune of 65 percent — but the Orthodox day school students give 59 percent of their votes to McCain.
- Stephen Spector has “Five Questions for Sarah Palin,” including “Why does she support Israel?” and “Does she believe in witchcraft?” in the Jerusalem Post.
- The Jewish Week investigates Aish HaTorah’s connections to the film “Obsession” and talks to Jewish leaders about the film.
- Washington Jewish Week endorses Barack Obama, calling him the candidate with “the best chance of gaining renewed trust and respect for our nation.”
- Two Holocaust survivors endorse Obama in the Palm Beach Post, saying he’ll protect Obama and support “Holocaust survivors’ rights to dignity and justice.”
- Dennis Ross defends Obama’s relationship with Rashid Khalidi at a appearance on behalf of Obama in Virginia Beach Tuesday night, responding “He’s someone that he has known. I know him too. Because I know him does that somehow reflect on me?”
- Joe Biden defends his running mate’s Israel bona fides in Florida, reports Reuters.
- Stewart Ain in The Jewish Week talks to Florida Jews who have switched from McCain to Obama — mostly because of Sarah Palin.
- Obama may be doing better among Jewish voters because of his “revitalized, re-legitimized and repackaged liberalism,” writes Jim Besser in The Jewish Week.
- Hilary Leila Krieger profiles the rabbi in Michelle Obama’s family, in the Jerusalem Post.
Political tidbits: Coleman takes lead over Franken, D.C.day schoolers back Obama