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  • #WeAreNext

    By Rob Eshman

    4 days ago

    The campaign to keep Syrian refugees out of the United States represents a complete lack of  faith – not just in Syrian refugees, and not just in the department of Homeland Security, but in America itself.

    I would like to be able to say such a campaign is un-American, but there...

  • ADL denounces top GOP hopefuls over anti-Muslim remarks

    4 days ago

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday voiced concern over recent comments made by the three top Republican presidential candidates about Muslim refugees in the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks in Paris.

    On Thursday, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump...

  • Trump demurs on how his Muslim-tracking plan differs from Nazi policy

    4 days ago

    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump confirmed his support for a database to track American Muslims.

    Asked about a statement earlier in the week that he was open to the idea, Trump confirmed Thursday night that he would move to require Muslims to register with the...

  • POLL: After Paris, Americans see Trump, Clinton as most able to address terrorism

    1 week ago

    American voters are evenly split between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as their top choice to address the issue of terrorism following the Paris attacks, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

    Asked to choose between the entire field of...

  • Trump: Bibi is ‘devastated’ over the Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of fire over what he described as being wrong in America in an over 90-minute campaign speech in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Thursday evening.

    During his speech, which included personal insults on two of his closest rivals...

  • Rubio and Paul clash over defense budget, Syria

    2 weeks ago

    Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul clashed over the necessity of increasing the defense budget while arguing for a smaller government during the 4th Republican presidential debate on Tuesday.

    During a discussion over tax reform, Paul attacked Rubio over his childcare tax credit...

  • Israel as a wedge issue and other notes on the Republican debate

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago


    It has been a while – almost ten years – since I wrote an article for Slate that argued as follows:

    Here's one lesson Americans can definitely draw from the Israeli experience of building a fence to separate them from the Palestinians: High fences don't always make good...

  • Larry David calls Trump a racist on ‘SNL,’ earns $5,000

    2 weeks ago

    Comedian Larry David heckled billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump during his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” and will pocket $5,000 for it.

    “You’re a racist. Trump’s a racist,” David yelled from offstage during Trump’s opening monologue on Saturday night.

  • Presidential candidate Carson pushes 15 percent flat tax, end to all deductions

    2 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Monday he favored a flat 15 percent tax rate and an end to all tax deductions, among other steps, in an effort to boost the U.S. economy and balance the budget.

    Carson said he would also trim the federal government spending by...

  • ‘Crippled America’: Trump blasts Iran deal, touts support for Israel

    3 weeks ago

    According to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the deal President Barack Obama negotiated with Iran was the worst deal America has ever negotiated with another country. The relationship and partnership with Israel, however, was the best deal the United States has ever...

  • Trump in new book: Israel proof that walls work

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brings Israel as an example that walls can work in protecting a country’s borders.

    In his book “Crippled America,” Trump cites Israel as proof that his plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico will stop illegal immigration....

  • Trump thinks President Obama hates Israel

    October 29, 2015 | 3:51 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump charged on Thursday that President Barack Obama hates the State of Israel.

    Speaking at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada a day after the 3rd Republican televised debate, Trump said that “many friends” in Israel “don’t know what...

  • GOP debate analysis: Rubio earns top spot

    October 28, 2015 | 11:58 pm

    Republican presidential candidates showed up on Wednesday to yet another audition in front of millions of Americans as they were supposed to debate each other and present their vision for the future in constricted soundbites for the third GOP debate on CNBC.

    But instead of being...

  • Cantor: ‘Tearing up’ Iran deal can’t be done alone

    October 27, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    Republican presidential candidates vowing to “rip to shreds” or “tear up” the Iran nuclear on day one is not a task the U.S. is able to carry out without the international community, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says.

    In a recent interview with Cherwell, an Oxford...

  • Hillary, Jeb and 9/11

    By Rob Eshman

    October 20, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    Of all the places to be when Donald Trump said George W. Bush bore some responsibility for 9/11, I happened to be at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan.

    It’s pretty hard to stand beside a wall marked by 2,983 tiles — each painted a different shade of blue to...

  • Ivanka Trump is her dad’s first lady

    October 16, 2015 | 9:54 am

    Ivanka is to Donald Trump as Lisa is to Homer Simpson: brainy, composed and unflinchingly loyal to her outrageous and unpredictable father.

    At least that’s the portrait painted in a Politico article published Thursday. The article explores the relationship between the Republican...

  • Trump backs Russia, Iran efforts to fight Islamic State

    September 29, 2015 | 9:30 am

    Leading Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he supported Russian efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East, including Syria.

    Asked whether he backed those like Russia who supported Syrian President Bashar al Assad or those who see...

  • Trump under fire for not correcting man who called Obama a Muslim

    September 18, 2015 | 1:30 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came under fire on Friday from Republican and Democratic rivals and the White House for not correcting a man who called President Barack Obama a Muslim at a Trump campaign event.

    Trump, who in the past has expressed doubts about...

  • Year in review: Looking back at 5775

    September 10, 2015 | 11:39 am

    As 5775 winds to a close, here’s a look back on the highs and lows (and everything in between) of the year that was.

    September 2014

    At the annual U.N. General Assembly, President Barack Obama focuses his speech on ISIS; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likens Iran to...

  • Trump accuses talk-show radio host of ‘gotcha’ question on Middle East

    September 4, 2015 | 3:13 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not take kindly in a radio interview on Thursday to being asked to identify the affiliations of various militant leaders in the Middle East, saying the host was asking "a gotcha question."

    Discussing Islamist extremism,...

  • Trump, after Republican pledge, breaks from pack on Iran deal, gay marriage

    September 4, 2015 | 11:19 am

    Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed again on Friday he will not easily be bound to party orthodoxy, breaking from many of his rival's policy stances on issues from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky. 

    In an interview with MSNBC,...

  • Pressured by party, Trump signs Republican loyalty pledge

    September 3, 2015 | 2:15 pm

    Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday bowed to pressure from the party establishment and signed a pledge not to run as an independent candidate in the November 2016 presidential election.

    His vow of loyalty on Thursday was something of a victory for the Republican...

  • Neither Trump nor ISIS is going away soon

    August 31, 2015 | 10:42 am

    There are three things most young men want – need really – so much so that it’s seemingly part of their DNA:  1) to feel relevant, to have status of some sort; 2) to be able to give vent to their aggressive tendencies, up to and including sometimes, killing; 3) to have sex, pretty...

  • Trump’s lead grows as Bush slips in Republican White House race

    August 25, 2015 | 3:08 pm

    Republican Jeb Bush's support is slipping in the race for the party's presidential nomination, and front-runner Donald Trump has opened a 20-point lead over his closest rivals, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed on Tuesday.

    Republican backing for Bush dipped from 16 percent to 8...

  • Hillary: Own the Iran deal

    By Rob Eshman

    August 19, 2015 | 10:36 am

    Laugh all you want, but the only Republican presidential candidate to have put forth a realistic position on the Iran nuclear deal is Donald Trump.    

    While his blustery co-stars — I mean, opponents — have said they would rip up the deal on day one, Trump said he would do no...

  • With fist-bump, Trump reports for jury duty in N.Y.

    August 17, 2015 | 12:49 pm

    Billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reported for jury duty in New York on Monday in a black limousine, signing autographs and giving a fist-bump to a supporter as he took a break from the campaign trail.

    Trump, the front-runner in a crowded Republican...

  • Bernie has it.  Trump has it.  Joe has it.  Does Hillary?

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 17, 2015 | 10:28 am

    As Joe Biden polls family and friends about entering the presidential fray, he’s getting two kinds of advice – personal and political.  The personal is about his life, his values and what he can give to his country.  The political is about Hillary Clinton’s vulnerability.


  • Trump: Obama, Kerry ‘sold out’ Israel on Iran

    August 17, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hurt Israel through the recent agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

    “Israel was sold out by Kerry and Obama,” Trump said at an Iowa campaign event Saturday, according to ...

  • Trump’s female fans shrug off ‘blood’ comment about TV host

    August 13, 2015 | 11:43 am

    It's easy to find female fans of Donald Trump in this cluster of former factory towns in the hills west of New York City even after his comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that have been widely interpreted as referring to her menstrual cycle.

    The loud-mouthed real estate...

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