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  • Insurgents Trump and Sanders seek lift at New Hampshire primary

    4 days ago

    The insurgent candidates in the 2016 presidential race, billionaire Republican Donald Trump and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, looked likely to get a lift on Tuesday at the New Hampshire primary elections by defeating mainstream rivals.

    In an election year when Americans...

  • Trump versus Jeb in New Hampshire on day before crucial primary

    5 days ago

    White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities on Monday as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire in a final flurry of events before the state's crucial first-in-the-nation primary.

    The stage was set for the vote on...

  • When Ted Cruz slams Trump for ‘chutzpah,’ should Jews be offended?

    5 days ago

    Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican senator running for president as an anti-establishment maverick, has once again been accused of making Jews collateral damage in attacks on his insider rivals.

    Cruz’s accusers detected the whiff of anti-Semitism in his broadsides against...

  • Poll of Israelis: Hillary leads Trump 41-14

    1 week ago

    Israelis prefer Hillary Clinton as President of the United States over Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, a new poll released on Friday showed.

    According to a poll conducted by Israel’s radio – Reshet Bet, 41 percent of Israelis want...

  • New Hampshire diary: An evening with Christie, Trump and imaginary Jews

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Christie vs. Rubio

    Tuesday evening in New Hampshire. A busy evening for Presidential candidates, a busy one for those following them. And it all begins with a dilemma, not unlike that of NH voters: whom should I go see tonight? My choice: see Chris Christie as an early show and...

  • The difference between Don Rickles and Donald Trump

    By Rob Eshman

    1 week ago

    At a time when a leading presidential candidate calls Mexicans “rapists,” Muslims “terrorists” and his opponents “losers,” I thought it would be refreshing to spend an evening basking in the nostalgia of a kinder, gentler America.

    So last Saturday night, I went to see Don...

  • Obama, in mosque visit, says an attack on Islam is an attack on all faiths

    1 week ago

    President Barack Obama visited a U.S. mosque on Wednesday and declared that attacks on Islam were an attack on all faiths in a move to counter rhetoric from Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates that have alienated Muslims.

    "We have to understand that an...

  • Clinton clear on Trump: ‘We were not friends’

    1 week ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants to set the record straight on Donald Trump: "We were not friends."

    "We knew each other, obviously, in New York," Clinton, a former U.S. senator from New York, said in excerpts of a People magazine interview released on...

  • Among White House hopefuls, Trump least likely to hit ‘follow’ button on Twitter

    2 weeks ago

    The millions of Twitter users following Donald Trump shouldn't expect a "follow back" from the Republican presidential front-runner anytime soon. 

    Trump's campaign account @realDonaldTrump has nearly 6 million Twitter followers, the most of any candidate running for president....

  • Five questions Jews should asking after Iowa

    2 weeks ago

    The Iowa caucuses are over — and the first real test of the presidential candidates’ viability gave us more questions than answers.

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, won the Republican caucus, relegating Donald Trump, the real estate billionaire, to second place. Both Trump and Cruz ran...

  • What Donald Trump and football can teach us about ‘chained’ women

    2 weeks ago

    Following eight years of struggle, an Israeli mother named Adina Porat finally received a Jewish writ of divorce, or get, earlier this month, bringing back into the headlines the plight of “agunot” — so-called chained women trapped in marriages and unable to move on because their...

  • Des Moines Diary: Duped by Trump Power?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago


    Following the candidates in a campaign, one often gets lost in the mundane details behind which larger questions loom. It is a Thursday. In the evening there will be a GOP debate. At the same time, there will also be a Donald Trump rally – that is Trump’s way of boasting about...

  • Trump will ‘definitely not’ participate in Thursday Fox debate

    3 weeks ago

    Donald Trump will "definitely not" participate in Thursday's Fox News U.S. Republican presidential debate, Trump's campaign manager told the Washington Post. 

    "He's definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," the Post quoted campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as saying. "His word is his bond." 

    He said Trump would remain in Iowa as planned and would instead host a event in the state to raise money for wounded warriors and other veterans groups, the Post reported.

  • Ahead of the Iowa caucus: A Jewish guide to the presidential candidates

    3 weeks ago

    Next Tuesday, Iowans will gather to launch the 2016 presidential election with an arcane ritual — the caucus.

    In living rooms and meeting halls throughout the state, caucus-goers will group themselves into clusters according to which presidential candidate they favor. By the end...

  • On Trump and New York values

    3 weeks ago

    Having been born and bred in Brooklyn, I found Senator Ted Cruz’s categorization of The Donald’s values as “New York Values” interesting.  From birth until age 25 I lived in the city.  New York was all I knew and, it seemed, was all there was to know.

    Ironically, during those 25...

  • Phenomenon and the Jews Trouble on the Campaign Trail

    By Steven Windmueller

    3 weeks ago

    While there will be Jewish supporters of Donald Trump, his rise in the polls, his unsettling language, his controversial messages, and even his disconcerting comments made recently before a Jewish audience have left many Jews unsettled and possibly even alarmed. Yet, why has he...

  • Trump says he would welcome Bloomberg candidacy

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he would welcome the candidacy of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    “I would love to have Michael get into the race. I would personally like to compete with Michael Bloomberg,” Trump told CBS’ “Face the Nation” in a...

  • Trump retweets ‘White Genocide’ account, drawing outrage

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump retweeted an account called "@WhiteGenocideTM" on Friday, prompting a backlash on social media over the real estate billionaire's sharing of an apparent neo-Nazi's depiction of rival candidate Jeb Bush.

    Trump, who is campaigning...

  • Cruz control

    By Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    We know Ted Cruz is a hypocrite. The urgent question before us is whether he is an anti-Semitic hypocrite.

    By now, everyone has heard and regurgitated the Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate’s assertion that Donald Trump “comes from New York and he embodies New...

  • Former VP candidate Palin endorses Trump in 2016 race

    January 19, 2016 | 2:26 pm

    Donald Trump, the reality television star-turned-politician, was endorsed by Sarah Palin, the politician-turned-reality TV star, in his front-running bid to be the next Republican U.S. president, his campaign said on Tuesday.

    To voters, it may seem a natural fit. Though she never...

  • Trump: ‘100 percent’ in favor of moving embassy to Jerusalem

    January 19, 2016 | 10:38 am

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he’s “100 percent” on board with the remaining field of candidates in support of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if elected president in the fall of 2016.

    In an interview with The Brody File, published...

  • Republican debaters snipe at one another, Obama’s Iran policy

    January 15, 2016 | 8:52 am

    Republican candidates continued to slam President Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton on Iran policy.

    The debate Thursday night in Charleston, S.C., broadcast by the Fox Business Channel, was, as anticipated, a lively bout between 10 candidates eager to survive the primaries...

  • How an American Jew should vote in 2016

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 12, 2016 | 4:05 am

    As an Israeli, I cannot and do not tell Americans how I think they should vote. What you have here is a compilation of the views of American Jews from the last couple of weeks. Some are based on conversations, some on articles and posts. I think they make the Jewish-American choice...

  • Seven candidates qualify for Thursday’s main presidential debate

    January 11, 2016 | 4:31 pm

    Seven Republican presidential candidates will participate in Fox Business Network's prime-time debate on Thursday, but Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and former business executive Carly Fiorina did not qualify for the main event, the network said on Monday.

    The seven candidates...

  • Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump declare election 2016 truce

    January 11, 2016 | 3:07 pm

    Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump reportedly have decided not to let the 2016 presidential election ruin their friendship.

    However, they have agreed not to see each other until after the November vote, the New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l column reported Saturday.

  • Michael Bloomberg commissioned poll to test presidential run

    January 11, 2016 | 2:39 pm

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg commissioned a poll to test how he would perform in the 2016 presidential election against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

    The poll was commissioned by the media CEO last month, The New York Times reported Sunday in an article about a...

  • Professor, you’re fired! Or, the education of a Trump voter

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 11, 2016 | 11:29 am

    “@marty kaplan Let me guess Marty you believe in global warming too Doctoral degree holder here”

    There it was, captured in a single sad, hilarious tweet: the whole maddening trainwreck of American democracy, 2016. 

    Two days before that taunt from someone I don’t know was...

  • Weiner: Trump is a Republican problem

    January 11, 2016 | 10:57 am

    Former Congressman Anthony Weiner on Monday responded directly to Donald Trump personal attack on him in a joint attack on Hillary Clinton last week.

    In a video posted on Instagram last Thursday, the Republican presidential front-runner put up an image of Hillary Clinton...

  • 2016 election will be a game-changer

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 7, 2016 | 11:12 am

    No one saw Donald Trump coming. Not the pundits, the party leaders, the political scientists and certainly not the traditional Republicans or Democrats running for president. His dominance of the Republican campaign has shattered conventional wisdom.

    Trump was not 2015’s only...

  • The real victims of Syrian migrants

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 6, 2016 | 2:14 pm

    We’ve all heard the fear mongering about how Syrian refugees are mostly men — which somehow makes them more susceptible to becoming terrorists, and therefore dangerous to the West.

    “You look at the migration, it’s young, strong men,” Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump...

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