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  • DNC chair: Perception of division on Israel within Democratic Party is totally untrue

    By Jared Sichel

    April 18, 2014 | 1:24 pm

    Jewish values and Democratic Party values are in sync; there is no split among elected Democratic officials when it comes to Israel; the rise in anti-Israel movements on American campuses must be fought; and the Republicans are going to give Democrats a run for their money in...

  • Biden: ‘Jewish heritage is American heritage’

    May 22, 2013 | 10:41 am

    Vice President Joe Biden said at a Jewish American Heritage Month reception that American and Jewish cultures are intertwined.

    “The truth is that Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, Jewish values are such an essential part of who we are that it’s fair to say that Jewish heritage is...

  • Obama video message opens BBYO conference

    February 15, 2013 | 5:08 am

    President Obama launched this year's BBYO international convention with a video greeting.

    "This gathering gives you a chance to affirm your faith and recommit yourselves to the enduring values this organization represents," Obama said in the video screened Thursday night at the...

  • As the Hagel battle intensifies, Pentagon nominee gets key support from Jewish Dems

    January 15, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    Even as critics intensify their efforts to depict him as unfit to protect the U.S.-Israel relationship, Chuck Hagel has convinced several of the most prominent Jewish Democratic lawmakers to endorse his nomination to lead the Pentagon.

    Since rumors of his nomination first...

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  • Hagel gets key Jewish endorsements for secretary of defense

    January 15, 2013 | 10:36 am

    Chuck Hagel added three major Jewish Democrats to his list of endorsers, clearing his way to likely confirmation as secretary of defense.

    Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) each said they were satisfied Hagel, a former Republican senator from Nebraska,...

  • Brad Sherman makes Forward 50

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 12, 2012 | 11:22 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman has been named to the Forward 50, the newspaper’s annual list of “American Jews who made the most significant impact on the news in the past year.”

    By that measure – impact on the news – there’s no question that Sherman deserves to make the list, though I’d...

  • GOP, Democratic conventions will gain Jewish focus for similarities and gaps

    August 21, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    Get set for a political double feature with much of the same plot, but with different outcomes for the issues that tend to preoccupy Jewish voters.

    The same key words and themes will bounce around Jewish events at next week’s Republican convention in Tampa, Fla,. and at the...

  • Miami shul incident is harbinger of political tone

    June 6, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    WASHINGTON – When does a bimah turn into a political soapbox?

    The controversy last month over a Miami temple’s invitation and then disinvitation to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) — which prompted the resignation of an influential congregant who also is a Republican...

  • Miami temple disinvites Wasserman Schultz

    May 25, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Miami’s Temple Israel said it canceled tonight’s appearance by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) due to security concerns, but the congresswoman – chair of the Democratic National Committee– called it “internal politics” after learning that a leading GOP donor quit...

  • Wasserman Schultz stands by aide over Facebook flap

    April 10, 2012 | 10:45 am

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the Democratic National Committee’s new Jewish outreach liaison should be forgiven for her 6-year-old Facebook post that used the term “Jewbags.”

    Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the DNC’s chairwoman, highlighted the problems that social media...

  • Bill would boost Holocaust survivors seeking aging services

    August 3, 2011 | 10:43 am

    U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida sponsored a bill that would give Holocaust survivors preference in obtaining aging services.

    The bill introduced Monday in the House of Representatives arose out of meetings that Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a...

  • Jewish Dems defend Wasserman Schultz after West’s attack

    July 21, 2011 | 9:11 am

    Jewish Democrats slammed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) for his vituperative attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as a pro-Israel PAC raised funds for the congresswoman based on the attack.

    West emailed Wasserman Schultz, who is also the chairwoman of the Democratic National...

  • Wasserman Schultz tapped as DNC chair

    April 5, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    President Obama has named U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the Democratic Party’s chief fundraiser.

    Wasseman Schultz (D-Fla.), a party star since she was first elected in 2004, was tapped Tuesday to chair the Democratic National Committee, Politico reported. She succeeds...

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