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Posted: Sun, 11/09/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Sunday, November 9th, 2008 James Besser in Washington You have to hand it to Jewish Republicans; they know how to make lemonade out of lemons.
Posted: Fri, 11/07/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Friday, November 7th, 2008 James Besser in Washington The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper, reported today that Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) could be a candidate for the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations, now that the current chair – Sen. Joe Biden – is headed to the Vice President’s mansion.
Posted: Mon, 11/03/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Monday, November 3rd, 2008 James Besser in Washington Over the weekend the blogosphere was filled with speculation about this question: would Sen. John McCain now be leading Sen Barack Obama if he had more actively raised the issue of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the Democratic nominee’s former pastor? Opinion is divided, with many analysts saying that  the issue of the sinking economy would still trump all others,  but one question has not been actively raised: what about the Jewish community?
Posted: Sat, 11/01/2008 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 James Besser in Washington In the closing days of a  presidential election that seems to have dragged on for years, maybe decades, the fight for Jewish votes has gotten even nastier.
Posted: Sat, 10/25/2008 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Sunday, October 26th, 2008 James Besser in Washington Why have Sen. Barack Obama’s Jewish numbers surged, at least according to two polls released last week?  The pollsters don’t answer that question in detail,  but several likely explanations jump out from the numbers. *  The economy.
Posted: Thu, 10/23/2008 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Friday, October 24th, 2008 James Besser in Washington For months, Jewish Democrats have argued that Sen. Barack Obama’s relatively weak lead among Jewish voters – at least compared to other recent Democratic nominees – would evaporate as the election neared. With less than two weeks left until November 4, there  was evidence this week that they were right. Two polls released on Thursday showed the Illinois Democrat steadily winning over Jewish voters.