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  • Former Jewish lawmakers urge backing for Iran nuclear deal

    August 31, 2015 | 2:47 pm

    Jane Harman, a former Jewish lawmaker who once was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was among 75 ex-Congress members who signed a letter urging their sitting colleagues to support the Iran nuclear deal.

    “We know of no viable alternatives to the Joint...

  • The 36th contenders: Both pro-Israel, different on all else

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 24, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    When South Bay Republican Craig Huey, who has never before held public office, finished second in the May 17 special election to fill the empty seat in California’s 36th Congressional District, he didn’t just surprise political observers.

    He also surprised the only candidate...

  • Hahn, Huey to face off in 36th Congressional District’s 2nd round

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 18, 2011 | 12:42 am

    Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, a Democrat, will face Craig Huey, a Republican businessman, in a second round of voting to determine who will fill the open seat in California’s 36th Congressional District, which was vacated by Jane Harman in December 2010.


  • Early Congressional District 36 Election Results: Hahn Leads Among Mail-In Voters

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 17, 2011 | 10:35 pm

    With the polls closed and only the mail-in ballots counted, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn is leading the pack of 16 candidates in the special election to fill California’s 36th Congressional District, the seat vacated by Jane Harman in December 2010. Hahn won 24 percent...

  • Dan Adler, “Mensch” for Congress, shakes up race

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 13, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    In an attempt to distinguish himself from the other 15 candidates running in next week’s election for the open seat in California’s 36th Congressional district, Democrat Dan Adler launched a new ad campaign that has set off a flurry of controversy across the blogosphere.

    In the...

  • Democratic hopefuls talk Israel in bid for Harman’s seat

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 21, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    For politicians today, making it to Washington often requires them to explain their views about what should happen to Jerusalem.

    That was the case at the Hermosa Beach Community Center on April 20 when four of the 16 Democratic candidates running in a May 17 special election for...

  • Sidney Harman, Newsweek chairman and entrepreneur, dies at 92

    April 13, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Sidney Harman, a Jewish entrepreneur who bought Newsweek magazine last year, has died.

    Harman died Tuesday in Washington one month after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, his family said in a statement. He was 92.

    Harman, who was married to former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman...

  • Harman’s departure: what does it mean for Jews?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    February 16, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    The outcome of the decision by Jane Harman to quit her 36th congressional seat in the South Bay will likely be a signpost of the changing role of Jewish politicians and the Jewish vote in California politics and government. The Jewish presence in Southern California politics remains...

  • In sign of Dems’ precarious hold on center, pro-Israel hard-liner Jane Harman quits Congress

    February 8, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Jane Harman, a Jewish Democrat who made her reputation in Congress as a tough-talking advocate for carrying a big stick, is transitioning to the world of speaking softly.

    Harman, 65, a tireless advocate in Congress of both the U.S.-Israel relationship and of strengthening the...

  • Rep. Jane Harman to quit Congress

    February 7, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), a pro-Israel stalwart with close ties to the U.S. intelligence community, is quitting Congress.

    Harman reportedly is leaving to run the Washington DC- based Woodrow Wilson Center, a preeminent foreign policy think tank.

    She is replacing Lee Hamilton,...

  • Local Jews Win, Mostly

    By Mike Levy

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    While Republicans swept in the national elections, with the GOP reclaiming the Senate and retaining their majority in the house, in California, Democrats made a strong showing, winning every statewide office.

    In Southern California, Jewish candidates overwhelmed in the local races....

  • A Nuclear Iran: Still the Greatest Threat

    By Rep. Jane Harman

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    President Bush has just completed a historic series of meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    In Moscow, and a few days later in Italy, they signed accords to reduce each nation's nuclear stockpiles and increase Russian cooperation with NATO. Much was accomplished, but a...