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  • Obama and the myth of the first black president

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    February 28, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    If Toni Morrison, the Nobel-prize winning African-American novelist, can refer to Bill Clinton, a white man, as America’s first black president, then surely the process can happen in reverse. Is it possible that Barack Obama is not the first black President but just another white...

  • Obama: Egypt transition ‘must begin now’ [VIDEO]

    February 1, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    Transition in Egypt “must begin now,” President Obama said.

    Obama spoke Tuesday about two hours after after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would not run in presidential elections scheduled for September, and would prepare for a peaceful handing over of power to his...

  • So Far, So Good With Obama Administration

    April 29, 2009 | 7:41 pm

    The U.S. Jewish community has taken great comfort with the performance of President Obama in his first 100 days in office. He already has begun to develop a deep and substantive relationship with the community by, among other things, hosting the first presidential Passover seder,...

  • Obama’s First 100 Days Offer Cause for Concern

    April 29, 2009 | 7:24 pm

    As Americans examine the first 100 days of the Obama administration, it is important to make a candid assessment of the president’s actions so far. These first months are widely considered an indicator of the policies the president will pursue in the years to come. So what have we...

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  • Groups Back Obama Budget, Concerned About Tax Proposal

    March 23, 2009 | 3:54 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—More than 100 Jewish community organizations are backing President Obama’s 2010 budget while expressing “significant concerns,” but not opposing, a proposed decrease in the tax deduction for charitable contributions.

    In a letter sent last week to Congress members,...

  • Obama’s Black-Jewish Pledge

    By Ron Kampeas

    January 15, 2009 | 5:29 pm

    Barack Obama’s pledge to use his presidency to revive the black-Jewish alliance starts on Day (minus) One — the day before he becomes president.

    The president-elect’s inaugural committee has asked Jewish groups to make black-Jewish dialogue and joint outreach to the poor a...

  • L.A. Times protest - I was there

    By Jay Firestone

    October 30, 2008 | 8:18 pm

    This morning I went to shoot a protest outside the Los Angeles Times in downtown L.A.  Enraged McCain supporters picketed the publication for withholding the release of a video tape showing Barack Obama at an event honoring harsh critic of Israel, Rashid Khalidi. 

    It wasn’t a...

  • Love you to pieces

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm


  • What the heck is Hillary up to?

    By Raphael Sonenshein

    March 11, 2008 | 11:18 pm

    “I think you’ll be able to imagine many things Senator McCain will be able to say.  He’s never been the president, but he will put forth his lifetime of experience. I will put forth my lifetime of experience. Senator Obama will put forth a speech he made in 2002.”

    This quote...