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  • Wasserman Schultz: Sometimes you have to take one for the team

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    July 28, 2016 | 2:59 pm

    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thursday described her stepping down as chair of the Democratic National Committee after leaked emails proved the DNC was in tank for Hillary Clinton during the Democratic presidential primary as making a sacrifice for the benefit of the...

  • WikiLeaks removes anti-Semitic tweets

    July 25, 2016 | 2:46 pm

    WikiLeaks removed tweets that described some of its Jewish critics as “establishment climbers.”

    The account, believed to be run by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, was responding to tweets linking its massive release of Democratic Party leaks with Russia. Russian President...

  • How Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the ‘Jewish mother’ of Congress, rose and fell

    July 25, 2016 | 1:34 pm

    When Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke Monday morning to the Florida delegation as the national Democratic convention got underway, some delegates cheered.

    Other delegates booed.

    The chaos at the Marriott Hotel here demonstrated the degree to which the Florida congresswoman,...

  • Email leak forces DNC chair to step down

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    July 25, 2016 | 10:00 am

    Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday resisted calls to immediately step down as chairwoman and give up her role in presiding over the party’s convention this week after leaked emails proved the DNC was in tank for Hillary Clinton during the...

  • Under pressure after email leaks, Wasserman Schultz to quit as party head

    July 24, 2016 | 7:30 pm

    Under fire for emails showing rancor between the Democratic National Committee and the Bernie Sanders campaign, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is stepping down as party chairwoman, but will join Hillary Clinton’s campaign in a senior role.

    Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday afternoon...

  • Jewish dems pleased with Israel language on dem platform

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    July 5, 2016 | 8:39 am

    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday released a draft of the party’s 2016 platform as approved by the platform drafting committee in St. Louis last Friday.

    On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the draft – as promised by the Clinton campaign – reflects the Democratic...

  • Sanders campaign accuses U.S. Democratic officials of helping Clinton

    December 18, 2015 | 2:55 pm

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders accused party leaders on Friday of trying to undermine his White House bid and help rival Hillary Clinton after his campaign was disciplined for improperly accessing Clinton's voter files.

    The political brawl erupted when the...

  • Bernie Sanders’ campaign sues Democratic National Committee

    December 18, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign sued the Democratic National Committee on Friday, accusing it of improperly suspending the Sanders campaign's access to voter data. 

    The case, filed in a Washington, D.C. court, seeks "immediate restoration" of the campaign's access to the data, according to the lawsuit.

  • O’Malley: DNC contributed to rise of Trump

    December 15, 2015 | 2:26 pm

    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has contributed to the rise of Donald Trump and the attention he’s been given by limiting TV debates and holding them on weekend nights, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley charged Tuesday.

    Speaking to reporters following a...

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s condemnation of Harlan Crow

    September 25, 2015 | 10:45 am

    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC’s recent condemnation of Senator Rubio’s event at the home of Harlan Crow on the basis of Mr. Crow’s book collection is not only intellectually dishonest, but demonstrates a distinct and offensive lack of...

  • Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal

    September 3, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place.

    Biden, on a two-day trip to the political swing state of Florida as he explores...

  • Wasserman Schultz reportedly nixed Dems’ vote on backing Iran deal, praising Obama

    August 31, 2015 | 9:45 am

    Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz reportedly prevented consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that praised President Barack Obama and offered backing for the Iran nuclear deal.

    The Washington Post report on Saturday, which cited...

  • 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...

  • Longtime Washington power broker Robert Strauss dies at 95

    March 19, 2014 | 7:26 pm

    Robert Strauss, who once headed the Democratic National Committee, served as U.S. trade representative and ambassador to Moscow, and advised presidents from both parties, died in Washington on Wednesday at age 95.

    "We can confirm that Robert Strauss passed away peacefully on...

  • 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,...

  • The Convention Comes to Town

    By Tom Tugend

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The story goes that a young man gets an entry-level job with the Democratic National Committee in the nation's capital and for his first assignment is told by his boss to buy Christmas decorations for the upcoming office party."I'm not sure whether I'm the right person," protests the...