Jewish Journal

Economy more worrying than Mideast for Florida Jews

by Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

January 30, 2012 | 12:14 pm

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the Republican presidential candidates debate in Jacksonville, Fla. on January 26. Photo by REUTERS/Scott Audette

Newt Gingrich describes the Palestinians as an invented people and seeks covert action against Iran, while Mitt Romney accuses President Barack Obama of throwing Israel under a bus.

But the... read full article

  • Republicans—and Democrats—pitch to Florida’s Jews

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    January 24, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Barack Obama won’t show up on the vote tallies after polls close in Florida’s Republican primary on Jan. 31, but the president’s supporters already are waging a fight for the Sunshine State.

    Democrats are rolling out a campaign to rival any of the GOP candidates, with a...

  • Romney wins in New Hampshire; strong showings for Paul, Huntsman


    January 11, 2012 | 8:29 am

    Mitt Romney won New Hampshire’s primary race, with Ron Paul second and Jon Huntsman third.

    A number of news organizations were projecting a win for the former Massachusetts governor in the GOP presidential primary based on early returns Tuesday evening.

    With 18 percent of the vote...

  • Gingrich sticks by Palestinian comment, draws rebukes from GOP candidates


    December 11, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich stood by his assertion that the Palestinians are an “invented people,” drawing criticism from other GOP candidates.

    “Is what I said factually correct? Yes. Is it historically true? Yes,” Gingrich said during a GOP debate Saturday...

  • Cain suspends campaign


    December 5, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain suspended his campaign following allegations of sexual misconduct.

    Cain, 65, announced Saturday that he would halt his drive toward the presidency, one month before the Iowa caucuses. He said he would revert to Plan B, a grass-roots...

  • Rahm Emanuel elected mayor of Chicago


    February 23, 2011 | 8:43 am

    Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago.

    Emanuel garnered 55 percent of the vote in a five-way race on Tuesday, becoming the city’s first Jewish mayor.

    The election was the first time in 20 years that incumbent Mayor Richard Daley did not appear...

  • Rahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayor’s Race: Outright Victory Means No Runoff


    February 22, 2011 | 8:05 pm

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the nation’s third-largest city as it prepares to chart a new course without the retiring Richard M. Daley.

    With 86...

  • Emanuel’s campaign had connections to power

    January 27, 2011 | 6:35 pm

    From NYTIMES.com:

    When Thomas L. Kilbride, the chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, studied the legal briefs in the case over Rahm Emanuel’s eligibility to run for mayor, the name of one lawyer involved in the residency dispute should have been familiar to Mr. Kilbride:...

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