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  • Election 2014: Elan Carr, a Republican Jew, and Ted Lieu, a Democrat, advance to round two

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 4, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    When the first round of voting in the race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman wrapped up on June 3, voters in the 33rd Congressional district had handed Elan Carr, a Republican Jewish gang prosecutor, a first place finish. But it’s State Sen. Ted Lieu, the Democratic nominee who finished...

  • Can Elan Carr split the
    blue sea?

    By David Suissa

    May 21, 2014 | 10:54 am

    The last word I would use to describe my friend Elan Carr, an Iraq war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, is “dreamer.” For the many years I’ve known him, Carr has struck me as Mr. Reality— a straight shooter who sees things...

  • Candidates for Waxman seat focus on Israel

    By Jared Sichel

    April 30, 2014 | 11:17 am

    Although numerous topics — health care, housing and the controversy over Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling — were touched upon at the April 28 congressional candidates’ forum staged by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Israel dominated the conversation.

    The...

  • Does it matter if Jews are in politics?

    By Jared Sichel

    April 4, 2014 | 12:47 pm

    Yesterday evening, I observed a panel of three local Jewish politicos at University Synagogue in Brentwood, which was hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. On the panel were Los Angeles city councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Ana Guerrero, mayor Eric Garcetti's chief...

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  • Journalist Matt Miller to run for Waxman’s seat in Congress

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 14, 2014 | 3:00 pm

    Columnist and author Matt Miller jumped into the increasingly crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills) on Friday, Feb. 14.

    Miller, who writes a column for the Washington Post and is host of the weekly radio show “Left, Right, and...

  • Zev Yaroslavsky won’t run for Congress

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 7, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will not make a bid for the seat currently held by retiring Congressman Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills).

    Yaroslavsky’s announcement, emailed to the Journal early Friday afternoon, brings to an end wide speculation over the past week...

  • Henry Waxman: Not quite the last of the just, but close

    February 7, 2014 | 10:58 am

    I don't fault Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) for leaving Congress. The House of Representatives is a terrible place these days, with the Senate only marginally better. The overwhelming majority of members from both parties have only one goal: it is to be re-elected. Henry Waxman's...

  • What I learned from Henry

    February 5, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    The news that Congressman Henry Waxman would not seek re-election to a 21st term has sent shockwaves through Los Angeles. From the environmental and health activists for whom Waxman was a hero, to the pro-Israel community where he was one of the most important allies in Congress,...

  • Who’ll succeed Henry Waxman?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 5, 2014 | 10:24 am

    Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel was the first to announce her bid to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman, throwing her hat into the ring on Jan. 30, the day the 20-term Congressman announced he will not seek re-election. California State Sen. Ted Lieu joined the fray the...

  • Henry Waxman:
    Governed by tikkun olam

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 5, 2014 | 10:11 am

    The rain during Noah’s flood lasted 40 days and 40 nights. The Torah was given to Moses during a 40-day stay at the top of Mount Sinai. The Israelites wandered for 40 years in the desert.

    And so it seems fitting that Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills), who announced last week...

  • Henry Waxman: The show horse / work horse

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 30, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    One of the most famous ways political scientists divvy up members of Congress is to call them either “work horses” or “show horses.”  Work horses are the wonks who dig into the details of committee work and legislation, get little public recognition, but get a lot done.  Show...

  • Henry Waxman to retire from Congress after 40 years

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 30, 2014 | 10:30 am

    Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Beverly Hills), who was first elected to Congress in 1974 in a post-Watergate wave of fresh candidates, announced on Thursday morning that he will not seek reelection in the fall and will retire from Congress at the end of this year.

    In a statement, Waxman...

  • Navigating the health care maze

    July 10, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Congressman Henry Waxman’s granddaughter recently introduced him to the acronym “YOLO.” It stands for “You Only Live Once” and is often used by young people as a justification to take chances. 

    Telling the story last month to a roomful of sympathetic seniors, the Democratic...

  • Dying in vain in Santa Monica and Sandy Hook

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 12, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    This coming Friday, it will have been six months since a shooter armed with an assault rifle killed 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The same day also will mark one week since another gunman, using the same type of gun, killed five...

  • Four Jewish Dems in top House committee slots

    December 12, 2012 | 3:32 pm

    Four Jewish Democrats kept or earned top slots on U.S. House of Representatives committees.

    Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) preserved his top slot on the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, as did Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on the Energy Committee, after the caucus’ standing...

  • High holy days and high political offices: an L.A. roundup

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 27, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    Jewish and non-, Los Angeles’s politicians were out in the packed pews of synagogues around Los Angeles these past couple of weeks.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown may have commanded Yom Kippur’s highest profile gig, speaking about Prop. 30, his ballot initiative that would raise...

  • Bipartisanship! Everybody’s talking about it!

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 18, 2012 | 12:49 am

    Happy New Year, dear Jewish readers! Anyone see a Congressman (or two) in synagogue this Rosh Hashanah?

    This won’t be quite like the usual business on this blog. Unlike every other post, this one won’t be primarily about the race between Rep. Howard Berman and Rep. Brad Sherman....

  • Waxman faces Bloomfield in redrawn 33rd

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 12, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    Sitting in his recently rented campaign office on West Third Street in Los Angeles one afternoon in late August, Rep. Henry Waxman listed — one by one, from memory — some of the coastal and South Bay neighborhoods and cities that are included in the newly redrawn 33rd Congressional...

  • House members urge Obama to advance 2-state solution

    April 12, 2012 | 7:41 am

    A J Street-backed letter from 74 Congressional lawmakers urged President Obama to reaffirm support for a two-state solution in the Middle East.

    The members of the U.S. House of Representatives, all Democrats, signed on to what was the key agenda item during J Street’s advocacy...

  • Opinion: Obama’s numbers could swing 30th district race

    By Bill Boyarsky

    September 28, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman doesn’t intend to follow Rep. Henry Waxman’s advice to give up his San Fernando Valley congressional race against Rep. Howard Berman.

    Instead, he has hired a high-profile campaign manager, Parke Skelton, who has worked for many Democrats, including Los Angeles...

  • The Berman v. Sherman race—so far

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 15, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    For those who want to catch up on the Jewish Journal’s coverage of the race between Reps. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) in California’s newly drawn 30th congressional district, here’s a roundup of the articles and entries we’ve...

  • Howard Berman Announces Five Endorsements

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 31, 2011 | 9:48 am

    In a release emailed to the Jewish Journal this morning, Rep. Howard Berman (D - Valley Village) has announced endorsements from five well-known California Democrats in his bid for reelection in the newly redrawn 30th congressional district in the West San Fernando Valley.

    Gov....

  • Waxman will play key role in putting Obama agenda into action

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 26, 2008 | 7:11 pm

    Henry Waxman is a combination of toughness and gentlemanliness, qualities that helped raise him from the fratricidal politics of West Los Angeles to the pinnacle of power in President-elect Barack Obama's Washington.

    Through it all -- from battles as a leader in the California Young...

  • Henry Waxman: In his own words

    November 20, 2008 | 2:42 pm

    What makes Waxman run?  

    Earlier today, Rep. Henry Waxman defeated Congressman John Dingell for Chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

    The Westside Democrat, who is 69, now assumes a key role in pushing for greater government action on environmental issues...
  • Saluting Milo, AARP and Waxman, Delshad for Sderot

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 15, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    JVS Dishes Out Scholarships



    More than 180 outstanding Jewish students received $375,000 worth of need-based scholarships from the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) during a ceremony at UCLA Hillel on July 16. The JVS Scholarship Fund has dispensed nearly $4 million to more than 3,000...

  • Henry Waxman: The Democrats’ Eliot Ness

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The sweeping Democratic congressional victories in 2006 have not translated into the kind of oversight many voters had hoped for. In particular, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been notably unable to penetrate the Iron Curtain of Justice Department resistance.

    The Bush...

  • Key Jewish California lawmakers return to powerful roles in new Congress

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The 2006 congressional election that brought the Democrats back to power on Capitol Hill was a moment filled with meaning for four Jewish lions of California politics -- Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Reps. Henry Waxman (Los Angeles) and Howard Berman (Van Nuys)....
  • Destination Unknown

    By Rep. Henry Waxman

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    What does the United States effort to enlist Arab countries into the coalition against terrorism mean for the future of strong U.S.-Israel relations?

    Certainly, Muslim and Arab states play an important role in the coalition effort. Their intelligence sharing, geographic proximity,...

  • Undefeated Champion

    By Tom Tugend

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Now I must get back into politics, that's the only way to help the Democrats return to power," said U.S. Rep. Henry Arnold Waxman, sitting in his small, plain district office on crowded Third Street near La Cienega Boulevard. Get back into politics? The man has been a player since...