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  • Cheers turn to jeers at GOP event

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    November 6, 2012 | 11:58 pm

    Amid life-sized cutouts of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Republicans gathered in a backroom at the Daily Grill in Santa Monica on Tuesday night to watch Fox News election returns on two large screens. 

    The mood was festive as the evening kicked off with drinks and appetizers and the...

  • Young Persian Jews cool, not cold, on Obama

    By Rob Eshman

    November 6, 2012 | 11:47 pm

    When the networks projected President Barack Obama’s re-election victory Tuesday night, most of the young, partying crowd at The Parlor bar in West Hollywood erupted in raucous cheers.  Except for one section.

    There, a crowd of more than 100 young Persian American Jews remained...

  • Union workers celebrate at Dodger Stadium

    By Ryan Torok

    November 6, 2012 | 11:17 pm

    LAX workers were the first to begin the cheers.

    “Obama! Obama! Obama!”

    It didn’t take long for others to follow when the news broke out at Dodger Stadium on election night that Barack Obama had been re-elected president. That’s where hundreds of supporters gathered as part of a...

  • Election day in Los Angeles

    By Jay Firestone

    November 6, 2012 | 8:30 pm


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  • Election day snapshots

    November 6, 2012 | 7:52 pm

    Beverlywood

    Nettie Price voted for Obama in 2008, and in the past the registered independent has voted mostly a straight Democratic ticket. But not this year.

    Standing outside her polling place at Castle Heights Elementary School in Beverlywood, Price said this time she voted a...

  • Pics and quotes from Sinai Temple

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 6, 2012 | 7:31 pm

    “I have kids who got laid off from their jobs. I have a grandchild who just graduated college who’s having a tough time finding a job, and I just hope things change for the better.”

    - Muriel Perry, who cast her ballot at Sinai Temple this morning


    Dennis Kahan said he voted...

  • A response to a stiff-necked playwright

    November 5, 2012 | 11:43 am

    This piece is a response to "A note to stiff-necked people" by David Mamet which first appeared on JewishJournal.com on Nov. 1.

    David Mamet recently asked the following questions of “Jews planning to vote for Obama.”  Herewith, my responses.

    Are you prepared to explain to your...

  • So, who are you voting for?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    For Miriam, an outspoken woman in her 80s who wouldn’t give her last name, there isn’t the slightest possibility she will vote against President Barack Obama on Election Day. 

    “Maybe we all don’t have to worry about becoming pregnant, obviously,” Miriam said, addressing the five...

  • ‘Israelis on Obama’ video: President ‘a mensch’ on Israel [UPDATE]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 18, 2012 | 2:35 am

    “President Obama is doing, in regards to our security, more than anything I can remember, ” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says at the start of a new video created by The Jewish Council for Education & Research (JCER), a pro-Obama Super PAC. Barak’s comment is taken from a...

  • 3 Views on the GOP Hammering Obama on Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 5, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    This column went to press in advance of the Democratic National Convention. Please see the Rosner’s Domain blog at jewishjournal.com for updates. I also will be writing about the Democrats in next week’s newspaper. 

    ‎1.‎ President Obama came under attack yesterday for his many...

  • Israel Factor: Where’s the Romney lead?‎

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 17, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    It’s gone. The Romney lead is gone. Our Israel Factor experts, like it or ‎not, have given President Obama a mark identical to Romney’s on the ‎ultimate question of “good for Israel”.

    Not a small feat, considering the ‎fact that this is the first time for them to do...

  • With Berman, Sherman, and other Dems facing off, Republicans may hold the key

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 13, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    This November, Allan Hoffman is going to have a difficult choice to make on Election Day.

    A registered Republican since Ronald Reagan first ran for president, Hoffman, who lives in Woodland Hills, voted for Mark Reed in the 30th Congressional District primary on June 5. Reed, one of...

  • Jesus makes another bid for president?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 16, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Four years ago, there was the Jesus for President campaign, through which a progressive Christian urged other Christians to vote based on environmental and social justice issues, not abortion and homosexuality. This election season there is a very different “Vote for Jesus” effort...

  • Obama returning money from alleged Ponzi schemer

    April 26, 2012 | 11:04 am

    The Obama campaign is returning the donation of a hedge fund manager who is accused of defrauding members of his Persian-Jewish community in Los Angeles.

    Shervin Neman, also known as Shervin Davatgarzadeh, gave the maximum $35,800 donation to the Obama campaign and another $30,800...

  • ‘Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 26, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    For politicians, it’s define yourself or let others define you. And, like I mentioned last week, Mitt Romney has done a terrible job defining himself—at least in any clear, relatable way. This satirical video gets at that, with a little help from Eminem.

  • Santorum, the presidency and the campaign politics of religion

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 28, 2012 | 9:59 am

    In a very good piece about Rick Santorum’s religious-oppression scarecrow tactics, Steve Shaw, co-author of “Presidents and Their Faiths,” writes at the Huffington Post that he’d like to see Santorum acting “both a bit more presidential and a bit more Christianly”—“a bit more James...

  • Not of One Cloth

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    February 22, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    An item posted yesterday (2/21) on JTA quoted political commentator Alan Steinberg as asserting that “[Sen. Rick Santorum’s]  stance on social issues will be a plus, particularly in the Orthodox community.” This is a markedly glib assessment however, reflecting both an...

  • A rundown of Tuesday night’s Berman v. Sherman v. Reed debate [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 22, 2012 | 11:59 am

    As advertised, foreign policy matters dominated at Tuesday night’s Jewish Journal-sponsored debate between candidates running for congress in the 30th district.

    Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), and Republican Mark Reed faced off in a 90-minute...

  • Taking the pro-Israel pulse of GOP candidates

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 22, 2011 | 11:15 am

    The race for the “Who Loves Israel Most” title has been one of the most interesting developments in the Republican presidential election. It’s skewed the contest in a way that turns every vote for a candidate into a vote for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his...

  • Romney: My first visit as president would be to Israel

    November 23, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Mitt Romney said his first foreign trip as president would be to Israel.

    Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, said during a foreign policy debate Tuesday night that President Obama had been unfriendly to Israel.

    “The right course for Israel is to care about Israel,” he said...

  • No Israel question during GOP presidential debate

    June 14, 2011 | 7:35 am

    Israel was nowhere to be found as a topic during the first Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire.

    Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Ron Paul discussed the economy, health care, social issues and other topics...