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  • Jews looked past worries to embrace Obama

    By Ron Kampeas

    November 6, 2008 | 6:08 pm

    For some Jewish voters, the strangeness of Barack Obama was like a recurring dream: unsettling and then settling in, and then, suddenly, revelatory.

    Ari Wallach described breaking through to elderly Jews in Florida who had resisted voting for the son of the man from Kenya, the tall...

  • Obama’s victory resonates with L.A. Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2008 | 2:35 am

    After morning minyan at Valley Beth Shalom on Election Day, one of the elderly members, a child of the Holocaust and survivor of discrimination in its evilest form, approached Rabbi Ed Feinstein with joy.

    "Can you imagine?" he asked the rabbi. "We've lived to see a black man elected...

  • Let bygones (not) be bygones

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 5, 2008 | 2:02 pm

    That's it?

    Twelve-hundred-and-eight words, and we're supposed to forget the months of ugly that came before?

    Not so fast.

    "I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our goodwill and earnest effort to find...
  • McCain campaign to L.A. Times: Release Obama-Khalidi tape [VIDEO]

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 30, 2008 | 12:11 am

    John McCain and his vice presidential running mate continued Wednesday to accuse the Los Angeles Times of protecting Barack Obama by not releasing the video of 2003 celebration Obama attended for a Palestinian-American scholar and critic of Israel. The newspaper has refused to make...
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  • Adlai Stevenson, JFK, Obama and the Jewish vote

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 28, 2008 | 2:43 pm

    One of my earliest political memories is the 1960 presidential campaign. 

    We were an Adlai Stevenson family and as a little boy I rooted for the former Illinois governor and presidential candidate to come from behind to win the Democratic presidential nomination. 

    Stevenson,...

  • Move over, Willie Horton

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 27, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    I just hope Peter Feldman isn't Jewish.

    In my parents' New Jersey home, when the perpetrator of some awful act in the news was not yet known, I could always count on them to say, "I hope he isn't Jewish."

    This worked out well in the case of Lee Harvey Oswald, but for Jack Ruby, not...
  • Dems to Palin: Bring up Rev.  Wright, we’ll bring up Rev. Muthee [VIDEO]

    October 8, 2008 | 4:02 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—As Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attempts to inject Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor back into the presidential campaign, the Republican vice-presidential candidate is facing increasing questions about her own associations with clergymen.

    This week, in an...

  • VIDEO: Jewish voters targeted in ‘push polling’—RJC fesses up

    September 17, 2008 | 3:55 am

    Joelna Marcus tells JTA she was the target of a push poll because she is Jewish. A caller, pretending to be a pollster, tried to insinuate Barack Obama is pro-Palestinian.



    The Republican Jewish Coalition has admitted it sponsored a negative poll about Barack Obama.

    Politico.com...

  • Fear of an Obama Planet grips some Americans

    July 17, 2008 | 12:55 am

    As soon as I saw The New Yorker cover spoofing right-wing fear mongering over Barack and Michelle Obama, my first thought was that my friend, Sanjay, in Mumbai, India, had a point about Americans and stupidity.

    What was it but stupidity that left so many Americans gullible to...

  • The torch has been passed

    By Steve Greenberg

    June 12, 2008 | 6:15 pm


  •  Republicans anoint Obama—with slime

    By Pol Observer

    February 28, 2008 | 12:29 pm


    It looks as if Republicans are pretty certain that Barack Obama will win the Democratic nomination.  For most people, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  For those who run against Republicans for president, getting slimed is the only real compliment.  In the last few days,...

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