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  • Three Jewish takeaways from Bernie Sanders’ run for president

    June 7, 2016 | 11:04 am

    Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, The Associated Press reported Monday. With more superdelegates telling the AP they’re committed to her, Clinton now has the votes she needs to win the nomination.

    But that’s not the end for Bernie Sanders, by far...

  • If Bernie isn’t the nominee, where will his voters go?

    By Jared Sichel

    June 2, 2016 | 10:50 am

    As far as the California primary goes, Jonathan Rich, 29, is certain of one thing: Bernie Sanders will get his vote on June 7.

    “I think that America right now is facing a really serious issue with income inequality, and the overall declining wages and the stagnant jobs for the...

  • Hillary reaches out to Jewish voters in Florida

    March 14, 2016 | 9:52 am

    All eyes are on Florida. Sunshine State voters are about to play a big role in picking each party’s nominee on Tuesday. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is expected to win by a comfortable margin and pick up as many delegates as possible to solidify her lead over Senator...

  • Sanders outdid Clinton 2-1 among Michigan Arab Americans

    March 10, 2016 | 1:37 pm

    Arab Americans in the Dearborn area voted 2 to 1 for Bernie Sanders in the Michigan Democratic primary, according to an Arab-American newspaper.

    “Arab Americans voted 2 to 1 for Sanders in almost every east Dearborn precinct,” the Dearborn-based Arab American News reported ...

  • Hillary to speak at AIPAC’s policy conference

    March 9, 2016 | 4:16 pm

    Hillary Clinton is expected to address AIPAC’s Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.., later this month, AIPAC announced on Wednesday.

    “AIPAC is pleased to announce that former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is confirmed to join us live...

  • Hillary vows to stand with Israel against Iran

    March 9, 2016 | 4:12 pm

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledged to confront Iran and defend Israel from threats leveled against her, following new reports of Iranian missile tests.

    “I am deeply concerned by reports that Iran has tested multiple missiles, which it claimed were stamped...

  • NRA praises Bernie Sanders for his defense of gun manufacturers

    March 8, 2016 | 8:32 am

    The National Rifle Association praised presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for saying a law he supported kept lawsuits from driving gun manufacturers out of the United States.

    “Sen. Sanders was spot-on in his comments about gun manufacturer liability,” the gun lobby said Monday...

  • Sanders: ‘I’m proud to be Jewish’

    March 7, 2016 | 8:23 am

    It happened. After months of refusing to discuss it in public, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders referred to his Jewish faith as something he's proud of and as an essential part of who he is.

    “I am very proud of being Jewish and that is an essential part of who I...

  • Why Clinton needs to adopt Sanders’ message

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 22, 2016 | 11:16 am

    Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic nominee for president, and Donald Trump is going to be the Republican.  But unless she signs on to Bernie Sanders’ message, she may not be able to beat Trump, and even if she does, without the mandate and the Congress that running on...

  • Sanders wins Dixville Notch, first vote in New Hampshire’s primary

    February 9, 2016 | 9:20 am

    Bernie Sanders won the vote in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the first balloting in the state holding the country’s first primary.

    The town has nine registered voters, and the four Democrats went for Sanders, an Independent U.S. senator from neighboring Vermont.

    On the...

  • Sanders says he has consulted with J Street, Arab American Institute on Middle East

    February 8, 2016 | 9:28 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he took advice on the Middle East from J Street and the Arab American Institute.

    The Vermont Independent senator, mounting a tough challenge to front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the nomination, has been under pressure to...

  • New Hampshire Jews trust Bernie Sanders, but voting all over the map

    February 2, 2016 | 2:47 pm

    Michael Harris probably isn’t your typical New Hampshire Republican.

    A 71-year-old from Hollis and president of his synagogue in nearby Nashua, Harris isn’t sure who he would support if the general election came down to the two iconoclasts on either side, Donald Trump...

  • Sanders, Obama to hold Oval Office meeting

    January 27, 2016 | 8:27 am

    President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at the White House.

    There will be “no formal agenda” for Wednesday morning’s Oval Office meeting, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement, adding that the meeting...

  • Bernie Sanders’ religion a non-issue for Iowa voters

    January 21, 2016 | 4:06 pm

    On a frigid night in what has been an unusually cold winter here, Bernie Sanders packed more than 1,200 people into the resplendent Orpheum Theatre, a nearly 90-year-old venue in this western Iowa outpost across the Missouri River from Nebraska.

    After taking the stage late...

  • The Nation endorses Sanders for president

    January 14, 2016 | 2:31 pm

    The Nation endorsed Bernie Sanders for president — its third endorsement in 150 years.

    The storied left-wing magazine on Thursday cited the Vermont Independent senator’s record in opposing “inequality, both economic and political.” It had offered previous endorsements of the Rev....

  • Hillary Clinton’s pro-Israel policy

    September 24, 2015 | 11:41 am

    In case you missed it, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently gave a foreign policy speech worthy of a president. In fact, while laying out her case for supporting the Obama administration’s agreement aimed at preventing a nuclear Iran, Clinton had a Ronald Reagan...

  • Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest

    August 21, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    For months, the U.S. State Department has stood behind its former boss Hillary Clinton as she has repeatedly said she did not send or receive classified information on her unsecured, private email account, a practice the government forbids.

    While the department is now stamping a...

  • State Department refers 305 Clinton emails for review

    August 17, 2015 | 3:27 pm

    The U.S. State Department has so far identified 305 emails from Hillary Clinton's private server used while she was secretary of state to be reviewed for potentially classified information, the agency said in a court filing on Monday.

    It said the emails referred for review came...

  • Sen. Obama, answer my questions on your past

    By Daphne Ziman

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The history, experience and identity of a potential commander-in-chief are rather important, but try asking them about the leading Democratic candidate in campaign 2008 and you're branded as negative and destructive.

    I'm a Democrat. I'm a strong supporter of Israel -- I was born and...

  • Obama ties to ‘separatist’ pastor raise big questions

    By Edwin Black

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In the end, it was not the lies about his religion, but the truth about his religion that may have irrevocably splattered the image of Barack Obama.

    Democratic presidential front-runner Obama survived a malicious viral e-mail campaign that he was a Muslim. But can the populist...

  • Obama’s record on Israel repudiates critics

    By Mel Levine

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In all my years in politics, I have not seen a candidate as gifted and transformative as Sen. Barack Obama. At a time when our country is divided and dispirited, one only needs to see the multigenerational, multiethnic and highly enthusiastic crowds at his rallies to sense that he...
  • JFK fans have been there before

    By Arnold Steinberg

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Caroline Kennedy is deeply moved by people who say this: That they felt inspired and hopeful about America when her father was president.

    I was one of them, but younger than most and in awe, early on.

    I told my parents I was going to hear John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech at the...

  • Hillary Clinton leads field in attracting Jewish funds

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Obama vs. Clinton is the horse race among Democrats, as the voice of change and the voice of experience pass each other week to week in fundraising and in polls.

    Among Jewish Democrats, however, it's no race, insiders in the fundraising community say. While Sen. Barack Obama...