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  • If Romney wins: Five things every Jew should know about Mormonism

    By Mark Paredes

    October 19, 2012 | 1:33 pm

    1. Devout Mormons can be found all across the political spectrum.

    The Mormon Church doesn’t endorse candidates or political parties, and although most American Mormons are Republicans, a Mormon Democrat has served as the Senate Majority Leader for the last five years. Owing...

  • CON: Should rabbis endorse candidates?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    September 12, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    [Read the pro argument here]

    In the summer of 2008 I received a phone call from the Obama campaign asking me to serve as national co-chair of Rabbis for Obama. What prompted the call? First, an article I had written praising the senator for using his name Barack — which he said...

  • PRO: Should rabbis endorse candidates?

    September 12, 2012 | 2:22 pm

    [Read the con argument here]

    I celebrate the courage of the more than 613 rabbis who have chosen to endorse President Obama for a second term. It is impossible for me to represent all of them. Each rabbi must make his or her decision based on a number of factors, including the...

  • Cantor endorses Romney

    March 4, 2012 | 11:01 pm

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed Mitt Romney for president and said that he is not interested in the vice-presidency.

    Cantor, the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the highest-ranking Jewish legislator in U.S. history, said that Romney is the best candidate...

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  • Gene Simmons jumps on the Rick Perry bandwagon

    By Lauren Bottner

    August 17, 2011 | 9:18 pm

    Who knew a makeup-clad rock star could predict political outcomes?

    Apparently Gene Simmons, a.k.a Chaim Witz, possesses magical predictive powers. The KISS frontman is promulgating his prediction for the 2012 presidential race by proclaiming Texas Governor Rick Perry will get his...

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Colin Powell

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 20, 2008 | 1:15 am

    Listening to Colin Powell endorse Barack Obama, I had the same divided feelings I did last spring, when I heard him speak at my daughter's high school graduation.

    He had come because he knew the family of another senior in the class well enough to accept the invitation. An hour...
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