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Posted: Sun, 12/07/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 James Besser in Washington In Minnesota, as it turns out, a recount won’t be enough to determine the winner of a hotly contested Senate race.   The only thing that’s certain: the  winner will definitely be a Jewish guy from New York.
Posted: Sun, 11/30/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Sunday, November 30th, 2008 James Besser in Washington Mik Moore, the Jewish Funds for Justice blogger and co-creator of the “Great Shlep,” the pro-Obama youth crusade in Florida, has a provocative item this week about why predictions of an anti-Obama vote in the Jewish community proved wildly inaccurate.
Posted: Thu, 11/27/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Thursday, November 27th, 2008 James Besser in Washington The Orthodox Union has jumped to the defense of a lame-duck administration  whose holiday snafu is the object of a lot of snarky humor.
Posted: Tue, 11/25/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 James Besser in Washington President George W. Bush, who must be busy packing cartons at the White House and selecting a mover, also found time this week to issue a few presidential pardons and commutations.  But those hoping convicted spy Jonathan Pollard would be among them were quickly disappointed. The list of recipients includes a cocaine distributor, a bank embezzler and someone convicted of improperly using food stamps, but no spies.
Posted: Sun, 11/23/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 James Besser in Washington In the current issue, the Jewish Week examined the reaction of a worried Jewish left (read the story here) to a Barack Obama administration that some fear may be shaping up as too centrist for their taste.  But what about the Jewish right?
Posted: Fri, 11/21/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Friday, November 21st, 2008 James Besser in Washington Has there every been so melancholy a meeting between an Israeli prime minister and an American president as the one that will take place here in Washington next week?