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  • Why I can’t vote for Donald Trump

    March 8, 2016 | 2:00 pm

    As a well-identified Republican in the Los Angeles Jewish community, for weeks and months on end I have repeatedly been asked the same question by Democratic friends and colleagues, and I usually sense it coming by the person’s shifting body language: “So, would you vote for Donald...

  • Where Jeb Bush’s Jewish backers go from here

    February 22, 2016 | 10:25 am

    Many of Jeb Bush’s supporters and longtime friends expressed their disappointment in the outcome that caused the former Florida governor to suspend his campaign on Saturday night.

    “I’m very disappointed that the rest of America didn’t agree with me, but they certainly spoke,” ...

  • Jeb, Cruz go after Trump for ‘neutral’ stance on Israel

    February 19, 2016 | 11:10 am

    Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz pounded Donald Trump for suggesting that he would take a ‘neutral’ approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    During a televised MSNBC town hall Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C., the Republican presidential...

  • In response to Jeb Bush gun tweet, NY mayor posts Jewish deli sandwich

    February 18, 2016 | 11:51 am

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to Jeb Bush’s controversial gun tweet by posting a photograph of a Jewish deli sandwich with the caption “America.”

    Bush on Tuesday tweeted a photo of a handgun engraved with the words “Gov. Jeb Bush.” Like De Blasio’s tweet Wednesday,...

  • Jeb Bush tweets image of gun made by company with Nazi past

    February 18, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweeted an image of a gun manufactured by a U.S. company with a parent European firm that made firearms for Nazi troops.

    On Tuesday, the former Florida governor posted the image of a handgun engraved with his name following a campaign...

  • Republican presidential race erupts into four-way battle

    February 18, 2016 | 10:18 am

    The Republican race for the party's 2016 presidential nomination erupted into a four-candidate crossfire on Wednesday over who has the proper experience and is the most conservative, days before South Carolina voters put their stamp on the campaign.

    In TV interviews and campaign...

  • Jeb: Bad feelings cannot jeopardize U.S.-Israel alliance

    February 16, 2016 | 11:45 am

    Something as personal as bad feelings between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may have broken the special U.S.-Israel relationship, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush charged on Tuesday.

    During a town hall meeting in Columbia, South...

  • Trump versus Jeb in New Hampshire on day before crucial primary

    February 8, 2016 | 1:39 pm

    White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities on Monday as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire in a final flurry of events before the state's crucial first-in-the-nation primary.

    The stage was set for the vote on...

  • Five questions Jews should asking after Iowa

    February 2, 2016 | 10:06 am

    The Iowa caucuses are over — and the first real test of the presidential candidates’ viability gave us more questions than answers.

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, won the Republican caucus, relegating Donald Trump, the real estate billionaire, to second place. Both Trump and Cruz ran...

  • Jeb Bush pleads with New Hampshire voters: reset race for president

    February 1, 2016 | 4:42 pm

    Jeb Bush didn’t lose any time to go on the attack Monday evening as he seeks to regain his footing in the presidential race. Mere hours before Iowa voters gathered to pick their choices for president in 2016, the former Florida Governor made his case in front of some 200 people...

  • In GOP debate, Rubio reiterates pledge to revoke Iran nuclear deal

    January 29, 2016 | 8:08 am

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reiterated his pledge to revoke the nuclear deal struck last year with Iran and defended his proposal to shut down mosques where radical speech is reported.

    “When I am president of the United States, if there is some place in this country where radical...

  • Ahead of the Iowa caucus: A Jewish guide to the presidential candidates

    January 26, 2016 | 3:10 pm

    Next Tuesday, Iowans will gather to launch the 2016 presidential election with an arcane ritual — the caucus.

    In living rooms and meeting halls throughout the state, caucus-goers will group themselves into clusters according to which presidential candidate they favor. By the end...

  • Trump retweets ‘White Genocide’ account, drawing outrage

    January 22, 2016 | 11:40 am

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump retweeted an account called "@WhiteGenocideTM" on Friday, prompting a backlash on social media over the real estate billionaire's sharing of an apparent neo-Nazi's depiction of rival candidate Jeb Bush.

    Trump, who is campaigning...

  • Jeb: Israel is under attack

    January 22, 2016 | 11:23 am

    The United States needs to restore its relationship with Israel to confront the challenges she faces from terrorist attacks to the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Thursday. 

    “Israel is under attack. We are negotiating with Iran...

  • Jeb vows stronger relationship with Israel to confront Iran

    January 20, 2016 | 4:04 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday pledged to confront Iran’s military ambitions and redo the nuclear deal signed with the Iranian regime last July on Day One by reestablishing a strong diplomatic and military relationship with Israel, as well as imposing...

  • Republicans hammer on at Iran deal on presidential campaign

    January 19, 2016 | 3:14 pm

    Republican presidential candidates took swipes on Tuesday at the lifting of sanctions against Iran, but they disagree on how they would to handle Tehran if they win the White House at the Nov. 8 election.

    Iran can expect an abrupt shift in relations with the United States to a...

  • Republican debaters snipe at one another, Obama’s Iran policy

    January 15, 2016 | 8:52 am

    Republican candidates continued to slam President Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton on Iran policy.

    The debate Thursday night in Charleston, S.C., broadcast by the Fox Business Channel, was, as anticipated, a lively bout between 10 candidates eager to survive the primaries...

  • Interview with Jeb Bush: ‘I would win consistency award’

    January 11, 2016 | 10:40 am

    They keep on saying he’s dead, politically. His poll numbers are in the low digits and his protege, the charismatic Senator from Florida Marco Rubio, is leaping ahead of him in the sweepstakes and the crucial primary state of New Hampshire. But Jeb Bush is not showing any signs...

  • In Interview, Jeb touts brother’s legacy as guidance on Israel, peace talks

    January 7, 2016 | 2:36 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would not pursue the two-state solution or ask Israel to take additional steps to renew peace negotiations with the Palestinians, if elected as president in the fall.

    In a wide-ranging interview on the campaign trail Thursday, Jeb told ...

  • When candidates cry

    By Rob Eshman

    January 5, 2016 | 4:38 pm

    On the presidential campaign trail this month, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie shed real tears and moved millions speaking personally about loved ones  who have struggled with drug addiction. Former Florida Gov. Bush spoke about how he never expected to see his...

  • Trump dismisses comparisons to Hitler

    December 8, 2015 | 10:04 am

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Tuesday brushed off recent comparisons to Adolf Hitler as he doubled down on his call to bar the entry of all foreign-born Muslims into the United States.

    “You’re increasingly being compared to Hitler. Doesn’t that give you...

  • Republican presidential hopefuls make their pitch to GOP Jews

    December 8, 2015 | 8:59 am

    In carefully tailored stump speeches that ranged in tone from apocalyptic to chummy, all but one of the Republican presidential candidates showed up in an attempt to woo Jewish voters.

    Many of the speeches at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Candidates Forum, held...

  • Jewish Jeb Bush donors keep faith

    December 7, 2015 | 12:01 pm

    Jeb Bush’s early supporters and donors are mustering a lot of strength these days to maintain some hope and confidence that their struggling candidate will perform well enough in the Iowa caucuses and then win the New Hampshire primary.

    On Thursday, Jeb tried to reassure his...

  • Jeb Bush: Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in signal to Iran

    November 25, 2015 | 10:38 am

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Tuesday that the U.S. should move the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as a signal to Iran in the face of their continued threats.

    During a campaign stop in Greenville, South Carolina, Bush said that his second act on day one...

  • Jeb: Use of force will restore U.S. leadership

    November 18, 2015 | 10:04 am

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush situated himself on national security and America’s role in the world right in the center – between the hawks, the isolationists and the inexperienced candidates in his party, in a speech he delivered at The Citadel military school in...

  • Bush wants increased U.S. presence on ground in Iraq

    November 18, 2015 | 9:40 am

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called for an increased American troop presence on the ground in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants following the Paris attacks, saying President Barack Obama's policy of air strikes is not enough.

    "While air power is essential, it...

  • POLL: After Paris, Americans see Trump, Clinton as most able to address terrorism

    November 17, 2015 | 11:12 am

    American voters are evenly split between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as their top choice to address the issue of terrorism following the Paris attacks, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

    Asked to choose between the entire field of...

  • VIDEO: Stephen Colbert wouldn’t kill baby Hitler – he would raise him with love

    November 11, 2015 | 1:26 pm

    "Hell yeah," Jeb Bush would go back in time and kill baby Hitler. But what about the other presidential candidates. You can't lead the country without a sound time travel plan.

  • Jeb Bush: ‘Hell yeah’ I’d kill baby Hitler

    November 9, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said if given the opportunity he would kill Adolf Hitler as a baby.

    “Hell yeah, I would,” Bush told the Huffington Post in an interview previewed on Monday. “You gotta step up man.”

    Bush, the former governor of Florida, was responding...

  • GOP debate analysis: Rubio earns top spot

    October 28, 2015 | 11:58 pm

    Republican presidential candidates showed up on Wednesday to yet another audition in front of millions of Americans as they were supposed to debate each other and present their vision for the future in constricted soundbites for the third GOP debate on CNBC.

    But instead of being...

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