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  • Kicking off reelection bid, Rubio hits Dem opponent over Iran deal

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    August 31, 2016 | 10:06 am

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R–Florida) kicked off his official re-election bid on Tuesday, after handily winning his party’s nomination, by hitting his Democratic opponent, Rep. Patrick Murphy, over his support of the Iranian nuclear deal.

    “Patrick Murphy is an enthusiastic supporter of...

  • Marco Rubio decides to run for reelection, citing intention to kill Iran deal

    June 23, 2016 | 8:41 am

    Sen. Marco Rubio cited his intention to kill the Iran nuclear deal in his decision to run for reelection to the Senate.

    The Florida Republican, first elected in 2010, opted out of running to keep his seat when he announced his candidacy last year for the Republican...

  • Rubio walks back support for Israeli annexation of Golan Heights

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 10, 2016 | 4:36 pm

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday walked back comments he had made as a presidential candidate about supporting Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, saying Israel should keep its presence on the Golan Heights “for the foreseeable future” as a buffer against the...

  • Rubio not going to take shots at Trump

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 10, 2016 | 10:59 am

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio said on Tuesday that he will not take shots at Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, while refusing to say whether he will support him in the general elections.

    “My policy differences and reservations about Donald’s campaign...

  • Podcast: Interview with Drew Kugler, communication and leadership coach

    By Jared Sichel

    April 7, 2016 | 1:49 pm

    Leadership and communication coach Drew Kugler shares some of his dos and don'ts of communication and public speaking, culled from decades of consulting major clients and brands. Drew and Jared also analyze the communication styles of the presidential candidates, and Drew ends the show with a bit of an impromptu coaching session.

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  • Republican Marco Rubio quits 2016 presidential race

    March 15, 2016 | 5:45 pm

    Marco Rubio suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday night after failing to translate support from the party's establishment into victories in primary states.

    "While this may not have been the year for a hopeful and optimistic message about our...

  • Rubio: Criticism of Israel is new face of anti-Semitism

    March 15, 2016 | 8:22 am

    Israel has a special purpose. It was created as a homeland for the Jewish people to ensure they do not face annihilation, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said during a campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday.

    “Israel is a special creation for the...

  • Senor: Trump would extend Obama’s approach to Israel

    March 11, 2016 | 10:35 am

    Donald Trump’s presidency would be an extension of President Obama’s two terms as it relates to the U.S.-Israel relationship, Rubio’s foreign policy advisor Dan Senor suggested on Friday.

    Against the backdrop of global threats and the BDS movement, “the question is does America...

  • Trump: Israelis, Jewish friends want peace deal

    March 11, 2016 | 9:57 am

    Donald Trump stood by his commitment to remain neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in order to broker a peace deal, as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz pounced on his comments during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate aired on CNN.

    During the debate, while addressing...

  • Rubio Supports Israeli annexation of Golan Heights

    March 9, 2016 | 8:22 am

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he’s in favor of Israel annexing the Golan Heights, a request recently denied by the Obama administration.

    “I believe at this point [in regard to] the Golan Heights, Israel should take a position that it is now something they...

  • Rubio announces national security team

    March 7, 2016 | 11:04 am

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Monday announced his National Security Advisory Council, consisting of ex-Bush (43) officials and national security experts.

    Members of Rubio’s national security team include Michael Chertoff, Michael Mukasey, Elliot Abrams, Eric...

  • What Rubio is telling top donors

    March 3, 2016 | 11:57 am

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, seeking to recover from what was described as a disappointing Super Tuesday, is aiming his fire at Ohio Governor John Kasich to make the argument why he failed to stop Donald Trump and how he could win in future primary states.

    In a...

  • Another debate brawl? Fox News, Kelly set for Trump rematch

    March 2, 2016 | 11:50 am

    Thursday's Republican debate on Fox News Channel could be Round 2 of Megyn Kelly versus Donald Trump. But the journalist and fellow moderators say they are not preparing to stoke the fire with questions about his headline-grabbing battles with the network.

    Trump accused Kelly of...

  • Can Bernie Sanders still win after Super Tuesday?

    March 2, 2016 | 11:34 am

    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump both won decisively on Super Tuesday, but neither swept the 11 states at stake on the biggest day of the presidential primaries.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., won four state Democratic contests, giving him a total of five after he took New...

  • Cruz, Rubio claim anti-Trump title

    March 2, 2016 | 9:17 am

    Following Super Tuesday’s results, the respective campaigns of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio vowed to carry on the fight to deny Donald Trump’s nomination for president.

    “What you are hearing now is how do we prevent the party of Reagan and Lincoln from being taken over by someone who...

  • Why the Republican Party is dying

    March 1, 2016 | 5:46 pm

    Last Sunday, 2016 Republican presidential nominee front-runner Donald Trump appeared on CNN with Jake Tapper. Tapper — in the mold of many journalists of leftist persuasion — attempted to smear Trump with those who support him by asking Trump about former Ku Klux Klan leader David...

  • Super Tuesday 2016: How each candidate hopes to trump Trump

    March 1, 2016 | 11:18 am

    Heading into Super Tuesday, the most significant political act may not have been a rabble rousing speech or a surprise endorsement, but a tweet.

    On the eve of the biggest day in the presidential primaries for both parties– with 11 states apiece and about a quarter of all...

  • Sanders opens up on Jewish pride, Trump hit on Israel ‘neutrality,’

    February 26, 2016 | 10:23 am

    In a stinging debate exchange, Donald Trump’s professions of neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict became a front-and-center campaign issue.

    All four of the real estate magnate’s rivals for the Republican presidential nod took him to task Thursday night on the...

  • Rubio, Trump spar over Israel, peace process

    February 26, 2016 | 8:23 am

    Donald Trump’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is “anti-Israel,” Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio charged during a live televised presidential debate on Thursday.

    “You might not know this but the position you are taking is an anti-Israel position,” Rubio...

  • Did Sheldon Adelson vote for Marco Rubio?

    February 24, 2016 | 10:42 am

    GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson may have made a choice in 2016 by picking Marco Rubio over Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary. 

    According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Adelson checked a box on the lower third of his ballot – where the names Marco Rubio, Rick...

  • Why Clinton needs to adopt Sanders’ message

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 22, 2016 | 11:16 am

    Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic nominee for president, and Donald Trump is going to be the Republican.  But unless she signs on to Bernie Sanders’ message, she may not be able to beat Trump, and even if she does, without the mandate and the Congress that running on...

  • Americans disapprove of Iran deal 2-to-1

    February 18, 2016 | 2:03 pm

    The implementation of the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year appears to have done little to allay the American public’s concerns about a nuclear-armed Iran, a new Gallup poll released on Thursday showed. 

    According to the survey, 57 percent of U.S. adults disapprove the...

  • 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...

  • Poll of Jewish New Yorkers: Hillary leads, Rubio and Sanders most favorable

    February 9, 2016 | 8:51 am

    Hillary Clinton has a comfortable lead over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in the New York primary for the Democratic nomination in 2016, a new poll showed on Monday.

    According to the Siena Research poll, Clinton leads Sanders 55 to 34 percent in a head-to-head matchup among...

  • Rubio: Election by itself will reset U.S.-Israel relationship

    February 8, 2016 | 11:22 am

    The relationship between the U.S. and Israel will be reset by itself with the election of a Republican president in the fall, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said on Monday.

    Addressing national security at BAE Systems Inc., an aerospace company headquartered in...

  • Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal endorses Marco Rubio

    February 5, 2016 | 2:20 pm

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal – recently purchased by businessman Sheldon Adelson – endorsed Marco Rubio on Friday.

    The paper said their decision does not represent the Adelson family:

    The RJ met with Sen. Rubio on Oct. 9, two months before the announcement of the newspaper's...

  • New Hampshire diary: An evening with Christie, Trump and imaginary Jews

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 4, 2016 | 4:11 am

    Christie vs. Rubio

    Tuesday evening in New Hampshire. A busy evening for Presidential candidates, a busy one for those following them. And it all begins with a dilemma, not unlike that of NH voters: whom should I go see tonight? My choice: see Chris Christie as an early show and...

  • 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...

  • Caucus night: A Des Moines diary of a satisfied non-voter

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 2, 2016 | 2:27 am

    Here are 7 comments on the state of the race as I see it through my very narrow lenses. If you want a detailed county by county analysis of the Iowa vote – I am not your man.  


    On the way out of a Bernie Sanders event in Des Moines on Sunday evening, I noticed a photo on...

  • Des Moines Diary (2): Are you interested in the rest of us?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 31, 2016 | 3:58 am

    Friday, late morning, or maybe it is already noon, and Hillary Clinton is going on stage. The crowd cheers, but not too much. The atmosphere is business-like. These people – I interviewed some of them when the event was over – don’t easily get excited when a political celebrity...

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