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  • New Hampshire diary: The Political value of mentioning Israel in the campaign

    By Shmuel Rosner

    5 days ago


    Senator Sanders agrees: there is no need for the US to normalize relations with Iran “tomorrow.” He said this at the Democratic debate in New Hampshire last Thursday: “Who said That think we should normalize relations with Iran tomorrow? I never said that. I think we should...

  • Sanders and Israel: Please say something

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 weeks ago

    En route to Des Moines, Iowa, where I will spend my time until caucus day like everybody else — it is everybody, isn’t it? — I pass the time reading an article about Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Israel, and then another article about...

  • Israel losing Democrats, or Democrats losing Israel?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 6, 2015 | 6:23 am

    Earlier this week, another poll proved that Israel is “losing Democrats”. David Horovitz of the Times of Israel published it, and Frank Luntz, a well-known pollster, gathered the evidence. A pile of evidence such as:

    Asked whether Israel is a racist country, 47% of Democrats...

  • Louisville diary: Is there a problem between Israel and the Democratic Party?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 4, 2014 | 3:30 am

    It was relatively quiet at the office of congressman John Yarmuth on the morning before Election Day. It is the office of a Democratic candidate that is confident in his victory today. His main task during the campaign, he tells me, was to assist the party’s other candidates in...

  • For lone socialist in Congress, pet issue finds the spotlight

    January 14, 2014 | 11:21 am

    Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont and the only self-described socialist in Congress, has long been an outspoken voice in Washington on issues of economic inequality.

    But with the vanishing middle class figuring prominently in the campaign for mayor of the...

  • My $32,000 electric car lunch with President Obama

    May 31, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    If you had something important to say to the President, how much would you spend to get his ear? On June 7, I'll be eating lunch with President Obama for $32,400. Two dozen other high-dollar donors will be there, but I'll be the only one in the room who does his own laundry. I'm...

  • Remembering Carmen Warschaw

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 7, 2012 | 4:10 pm


    I first met Carmen Warschaw when I became a political writer for the Associated Press in the mid 1960s.  I thought she was one of the most interesting, challenging people I'd met on my new beat, an opinion that has not changed over the years.   

    Carmen and her husband Lou --...

  • A young Republican activist’s final plea before election day

    November 5, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    The upcoming 2012 presidential election is the most important of our generation.  In the past four years under the direction of our current president, the United States has become a morass of economic volatility and disappointment.  In 2008, President Obama was an unknown quantity,...

  • Calif. Democratic Party chair rues any offense with Goebbels analogy

    September 4, 2012 | 9:43 am

    John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at his remarks comparing Republican statements to Nazi propaganda.

    Following an uproar over the remarks, which were condemned by Democrats and Republicans, Burton issued a...

  • Democratic platform omits language on Jerusalem, notes Iran military option

    September 4, 2012 | 8:27 am

    The 2012 Democratic Party platform omits language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and suggests that military force is "on the table" as an option for addressing the Iranian nuclear issue.

    The platform released late Monday night makes no mention of Jerusalem or of the...

  • Democratic party vote sends Berman v. Sherman contest to convention

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 22, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    In his race for reelection in the new 30th congressional district, Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) won a victory of a sort on January 22. In a preliminary meeting known as a pre-endorsement conference, more than half of the Democratic party activists from the new 30th...

  • Did Democrats dupe California’s redistricting panel and set up the Berman v. Sherman race?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 23, 2011 | 7:55 am

    UPDATE: The ProPublica reporters behind this story have answered some of my questions as well as those from other readers. Read their full update here.

    As a journalist working at a nonprofit news organization, I have a good deal of appreciation for what the reporters at ProPublica...

  • Big money, a game of chicken, and Wikipedia smears: a month in the Berman v. Sherman race

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 12, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    In the time since this blog first launched, media outlets have continued beating the bushes for news on the developing race between Rep. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks). As a result of this year’s citizen-led redistricting process, the...

  • Briefs: Jews back Obama because he’s a Democrat, study says; Ayalon leaves Nefesh B’Nefesh

    October 23, 2008 | 12:48 am

    Poll: Jews Back Party More Than Obama

    Jews are backing Sen. Barack Obama based primarily on traditional identification with the Democratic Party, a new study finds. The support has less to do with the presidential candidates' positions on issues or other factors, according to the...

  • Candidate profile: John Edwards

    By Ron Kampeas

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    In 2004, John Edwards lost the Democratic presidential nomination because he was considered a foreign policy lightweight. He won the vice presidential slot because his social policies had depth.

    Four years later, Edwards' social and domestic positions remain pretty much the same --...
  • Social Issues Still Divide Jews, GOP

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Call it the tale of two Mellmans.

    Mark Mellman, one of John Kerry's top four advisers, launched a talk with Jewish Democrats in Boston last month with a drasha (short sermon) on the meaning of Tisha B'Av, the Jewish fast day that happened to fall during the party convention. Then,...