Brett Lieberman


The Race Is on for Hot Job as Obama’s Liaison to Nation’s Jews

By Brett Lieberman

Speculation about the members of President-elect Barack Obama’s Cabinet and other senior staff has drawn headlines — but there’s also no shortage of interest in who will be the next presidential representative to the American Jewish community, or in how much influence that person will have in a White House chock-full of well-known Jews.Read More


Jewish Influence in Capital Soars

By Brett Lieberman

It’s difficult to quantify whether Jews are in line to hold any sort of a record number of top positions in the Obama administration or the next Congress, but it’s clear that a large number of Jews stand to serve in key positions.Read More


New Congress Has Record Number of Jews

By Brett Lieberman and Rebecca Spence

New Congress Has Record Number of Jews
When the new Congress debuts in January 2009, a record 45 Jews will take the oath of office: 32 in the House of Representatives and — regardless of the outcome in the still-contested Minnesota election — 13 Jews in the Senate.Read More


Dems Allow Lieberman To Retain Key Posts

By Brett Lieberman

Joe Lieberman came out of his day of reckoning quite well. “This is the beginning of a new chapter,” the Connecticut senator said after a private Democratic caucus meeting held November 18 in the historic Old Senate Chamber. The meeting was held to decide what to do about the fact that Lieberman crossed his Democratic colleagues this year to work as a key supporter for the Republican presidential candidate, John McCain.Read More


Two Jewish McCain Backers, Two Fates

By Brett Lieberman

Two Jewish McCain Backers, Two Fates
At a time when a record number of Jews will serve in the next Congress, two of the most prominent Jewish lawmakers on Capitol Hill find their careers and influence heading in opposite directions.Read More






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