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  • The bartender who rescued America

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 18, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Scott Prouty buried his lede.

    That’s journalism jargon for not recognizing the most newsworthy part of a story – for delaying the real attention-grabber for later.  (Calling a story’s first words the “lede” instead of the “lead” is a beloved fossil from the days when typesetters...

  • Obama garners 69 percent of Jewish vote in CNN exit poll

    November 6, 2012 | 10:34 pm

    President Obama won 69 percent of the Jewish vote according to an exit poll.

    The poll, posted on CNN's website, was commensurate with projections by preelection polls by Gallup, the American Jewish Committee, among others, that Obama would win between 65 and 70 percent of the...

  • Obama’s second term: More of the same, at least until Iran flares

    November 6, 2012 | 9:28 pm

    The day after the election looks a lot like the day before for President Obama, particularly in areas that have attracted the attention of Jewish voters: Tussling with Republicans domestically on the economy and health care, and dancing gingerly with Israel around the issue of a...

  • Networks project Obama wins re-election as U.S. President

    November 6, 2012 | 8:26 pm

    President Barack Obama won re-election to a second term in the White House on Tuesday, television networks projected, beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney after a long and bitter campaign.

    Obama defeated Romney in a series of key swing states despite a weak economic recovery...

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  • Angelenos wait in long line at Brentwood polling station

    By Jay Firestone

    November 6, 2012 | 10:30 am

    At 7am, early morning voters in the Brentwood neighborhood in Los Angeles waited in long lines to cast their vote in the 2012 presidential election.  

    Did you vote yet?  Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

     

  • Americans vote after long and bitter presidential campaign

    November 6, 2012 | 9:23 am

    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a last-minute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neck-and-neck race for the White House.

    Capping...

  • Is cutting Big Bird kosher?

    October 29, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    When Governor Mitt Romney talked about ending funding for PBS – and Big Bird – during his first debate with President Obama, he was describing only one of the deep cuts in Romney-Ryan budget.

    But it’s not just Big Bird. And it hits us hard, at home, in the Jewish community.

    ...
  • Oct. 27–Nov 2, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    October 24, 2012 | 11:43 am

    SAT OCT 27

    “Seeds of Resiliency”

    Documentarian Susan Polis Schutz’s new film introduces us to 12 diverse people who have survived tragedies and challenges by having hope and helping others, including a Holocaust survivor who believes that “the worst can bring out the best in...

  • Israel features prominently in final debate

    October 23, 2012 | 9:11 am

    The U.S.-Israel alliance and the need to keep Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon were major themes in the final presidential debate.

    Both President Obama and Mitt Romney said Monday during their foreign policy debate that they would stand with Israel in an attack by Iran.

    ...
  • Obama, Romney clash over foreign policy in last debate

    October 22, 2012 | 7:36 pm

    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over U.S. military strength and how to deal with crises in the Middle East in a third and final debate on Monday as polls showed them in deadlock two weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

    With one last chance for...

  • ‘Israelis on Obama’ video: President ‘a mensch’ on Israel [UPDATE]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 18, 2012 | 2:35 am

    “President Obama is doing, in regards to our security, more than anything I can remember, ” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says at the start of a new video created by The Jewish Council for Education & Research (JCER), a pro-Obama Super PAC. Barak’s comment is taken from a...

  • Rosner’s ‘Voter’s Guide’ offers an insider’s view

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 8, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    Every four years, the same question is asked in America: Which candidate will win the Jewish vote? With the 2012 presidential election teetering on a razor’s edge, however, the question takes on new importance and even a certain poignancy. That’s exactly why it caught the attention...

  • First presidential debate spotlights economy, health care

    October 4, 2012 | 9:02 am

    President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on revenue and spending, with an emphasis on health care, in their first presidential debate. 

    With the focus on the economy, foreign policy was mentioned only in passing as the candidates squared off Wednesday at the University of Denver.

    ...
  • In battleground state Ohio, Jewish voters favoring Obama handily, AJC poll shows

    October 3, 2012 | 7:46 am

    An American Jewish Committee survey of Jewish voters in Ohio, a battleground state, has the community favoring President Obama in similar numbers to polls elsewhere.

    The survey released Wednesday by the AJC has Ohio's Jews favoring Obama 64 percent to 29 percent for Mitt Romney,...

  • Waking up in perilous times: Jewish groups release campaign ads [VIDEO]

    By Jared Baker

    September 28, 2012 | 10:57 am

    It's that time again. Campaign season is in full swing, and the Super PACs are out to win your vote.

    The Jewish Council on Education and Research (JCER) yesterday released a new ad for Obama featuring movie star Samuel L. Jackson. His message for voters: "Wake the f**k up!"
    ...
  • Vying for Jewish hearts, minds and votes

    By Tom Tugend

    September 5, 2012 | 11:33 am

    The battle for the Jewish vote is in full swing, with Democrats and Republicans deploying their most stentorian spokespersons.

    As the din of the clashing rhetoric escalates during the countdown to the Nov. 6 election, it might be useful to list the Jewish outreach organizations...

  • Obama returning money from alleged Ponzi schemer

    April 26, 2012 | 11:04 am

    The Obama campaign is returning the donation of a hedge fund manager who is accused of defrauding members of his Persian-Jewish community in Los Angeles.

    Shervin Neman, also known as Shervin Davatgarzadeh, gave the maximum $35,800 donation to the Obama campaign and another $30,800...