Douglas M. Bloomfield

What a Dollar Gets You on Capitol Hill, and What It Doesn’t

Jewish money. It’s the stuff of political myth, but it’s also the backbone of the pro-Israel lobby.

Crossing the Aisle: Arlen Specter?s conversion haunts GOP.

Jewish Senator Converts but New Political Faith in Question

Arlen Specter — once a Republican, now a Democrat — has long been one of Israel’s stalwarts in the Senate, serving on the critical operations committee, which writes the foreign aid spending bills. The “Jewish kid from Kansas,” as he called himself while standing next to President Obama on April 29, has taken his role as the senior Republican Jew in the U.S. Senate very seriously.