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  • Steve Grossman, ex-AIPAC chair, running for Mass. governor

    July 11, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Former AIPAC chairman Steve Grossman, now the treasurer in Massachusetts, said he will run for governor in the state.

    On Wednesday, Grossman told a local television station that he plans to announce his candidacy for the November 2014 election at the state’s Democratic Party...

  • Obama to governors: Tell Congress to stop spending cuts

    February 25, 2013 | 2:31 pm

    President Barack Obama urged state governors on Feb. 25 to pressure Congress to prevent $85 billion in across-the-board government spending cuts from going into effect on March 1, saying he is willing to reach a compromise with Republicans.

    But the president gave no indication...

  • Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer to step down

    January 29, 2013 | 8:50 am

    Stanley Fischer is stepping down from his position as governor of the Bank of Israel.

    Fischer, 69,  will be leaving office on June 30 after serving eight years that included shepherding the Israeli economy through the global financial crisis of 2007-08. His term was scheduled to...

  • Can Democrats govern California?

    March 21, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    Facing the likelihood of conflicting tax initiatives on the November ballot, Gov. Jerry Brown last week reached agreement with the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) on a compromise, unified measure. While the CFT’s “millionaire’s tax” had polled well, the union agreed...

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  • Russ Feingold will not run for Senate or Wisconsin governor

    August 19, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Former senator Russ Feingold has taken himself out of contention for both a Wisconsin Senate seat and a run for governor.

    In an email to supporters Friday morning, Feingold explained that he wanted to devote himself to teaching at Marquette Law School, where has been working since...

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ashley Madison: A Match Made in Heaven

    By Ilana Angel

    August 14, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is, in my opinion, a pig.  Noel Biderman, the man behind the Ashley Madison website is, in my opinion, also a pig.  It makes perfect sense these two pigs should be friends, and taking it further, I’ve long thought Arnold should be a spokesperson for Ashley...

  • Oh Sarah Palin, what nonsense fell out of your mouth now…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 7, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Before I start, I’d just like to acknowledge that apparently, or should I say allegedly Sarah Palin’s knowledge of American history came from her misguided ten-year-old daughter.  That or she was raised by wolves in the forest.  That is the only explanation that I could find to her...

  • Jewish Men Don’t Cheat! Ha! And Ashley Madison is a Dating Site!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 17, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Ever since Tiger Woods slipped and unleashed a fury onto himself, every woman out there has been asking the same question: “How could he?  Why would he?”  Then, Jesse James, a.k.a. Mr. Sandra Bullock followed in suit, not to mention countless government officials; gay or straight. ...

  • Jews joining union showdown in Wisconsin over gov’s proposal

    February 23, 2011 | 10:42 am

    A growing number of Jews in Wisconsin are joining the protests in Madison against a budget-cutting proposal by the governor to eliminate most collective-bargaining rights for public-sector employees.

    “Judaism has long stood for the rights of the worker, beginning with the biblical...

  • Alabama governor apologizes

    January 20, 2011 | 10:36 am

    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized for saying in inaugural day comments that non-Christians were not his “brothers and sisters.”

    Bentley met Wednesday for an hour with representatives of Alabama’s Jewish community, including leaders of Birmingham’s Jewish federation, the...

  • Schwarzenegger making play dates with Medvedev

    By Julia Bendis

    January 14, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    Reading the newspaper the other day, I couldn’t help but notice an article about the Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Apparently, the two have become quite fond of each other, and as recently as last week even Tweeted about it.

    Here are my issues with...

  • Rabbi breaks with Carl Paladino over apology

    October 14, 2010 | 12:30 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    The alliance between the Republican Carl P. Paladino and an Orthodox rabbi from Brooklyn has fallen apart, with the rabbi denouncing Mr. Paladino on Wednesday for his apology over remarks he had made about homosexuality on Sunday.

    The rabbi, Yehuda Levin, who helped write those remarks, said Mr. Paladino “folded like a cheap camera” because of the uproar they had set off. And the rabbi said he could no longer support Mr. Paladino’s candidacy for governor of New York.

  • Gov. signs, vetoes Holocaust-related bills

    By Tom Tugend

    October 4, 2010 | 11:05 am

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, faced with two bills rooted in the Nazi era, has signed one and vetoed the other.

    With hundreds of legislative bills on his desk and a looming deadline, Schwarzenegger on Thursday night signed into law a bill benefiting descendants of Jewish art...

  • Texas governor meets Jewish leaders

    May 4, 2010 | 11:33 am

    Orthodox Jewish community leaders in Texas met with senior state officials including Gov. Rick Perry, who expressed support for a school voucher program.

    The April 29 meeting, under the auspices of the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs, included business leaders from the...

  • Fischer to remain Bank of Israel governor

    March 17, 2010 | 1:34 pm

    Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer will serve a second five-year term.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a news conference Wednesday at the Knesset announced that he would ask the Finance Ministry to approve the appointment.

    Fischer agreed to the appointment after the...

  • Superintendant Romer Wants to End Term Early

    By Howard Blume

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer, the central figure in efforts to improve local schools, has quietly informed top school officials that he would like to leave the job by September, some nine months before his contract expires.

    Romer made his request to L.A. Unified school board...

  • O.C. Election Set for Rosh Hashanah

    By Marc Ballon

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish groups are expressing anger that government officials, including Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, have scheduled a special election in Orange County to fall on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the year for Jews.

    The Oct. 4 election is to fill the...

  • Schwarzenegger Is Losing Jewish Vote

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 4, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In November 2003, California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis and replaced him with Arnold Schwarzenegger. White voters backed the recall by a large margin, but Jewish voters swam against the tide, with 69 percent voting against the recall. On the second part of the ballot, where...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Hey Arnold !

    There are a lot of new things in our lives. First, we started a New Year. Then, we got a new governor. And now, we start reading the Torah over again (this week's portion: Bereshit). What do you think of the new governor? If you were governor of California, what would...

  • Recall Tarnishes Golden State’s Shine

    By Bob Hertzberg

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    California has always been a land of hope and opportunity. From the Gold Rush forward, our state has been a magnet for visionaries, entrepreneurs and dreamers. Across the world, California has become a beacon of prosperity, known from Timbuktu to Tel Aviv for constantly challenging...

  • A Viable Alternative?

    By Tom Tugend

    October 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Of all the candidates running for political office in the United States, it is a safe bet there is only one who:

    * was named by People magazine as "one of the 50 most beautiful people in the galaxy" and dubbed The Hunk on the Hill while serving as U.S. congressman;

    * read Martin...

  • Scars Fall on Alabama

    July 16, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Scars Fall on Alabama

    Close to half the Reform temples in Alabama are named "Emanuel," which is Hebrew for "God is with us." Jews all over the state are hoping it proves true this fall, when voters pick a governor.

    In a...

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