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

    2 days ago

    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

    3 days ago

    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

    5 days ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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...

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  • Five questions Jews should asking after Iowa

    1 week ago

    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

    1 week ago

    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.  

    Scream

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Jewish take on religion and politics

    2 weeks ago

    The race for president in 2016 is heating up. For presidential candidates, landing at top three in the early primary contests is crucial if they want a chance of being their parties’ nominee in the fall. To that end, several candidates have started to pitch their religion, not...

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

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • 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...

  • Rubio promises first trip to Israel as president

    January 11, 2016 | 11:35 am

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio promised to make a visit to Israel his first foreign trip if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee and goes on to win the White House next fall.

    During a town hall meeting in Florida on Monday, Rubio was asked by a person...

  • Is Marco Rubio really outraged about US spying on Israel?

    January 8, 2016 | 1:22 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has made seemingly contradictory statements about the seriousness of reported U.S. spying on Israel.

    Democrats have been eager to point out the apparent discrepancy.

    In the aftermath of the Wall Street Journal ...

  • Rubio slams Obama’s spying of Israel in new TV ad

    January 5, 2016 | 2:41 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Tuesday slammed the Obama administration for the NSA’s spying of Israel in a new TV commercial released on Tuesday. 

    “Barack Obama released terrorists from Guantanamo, and now they are plotting to attack us. Instead of fighting...

  • This is probably Israel’s choice for the 2016 election

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm

    It’s been a long long, time since Israel had a year prior to a presidential election in the United States when Israel didn’t have to worry. Of course, Israel does not get to have a “candidate” in a US election, but it does have preferences. And it’s been a long time since Israel’s...

  • GOP hopefuls stick to positions on NSA surveillance amid spying on Israel report

    December 30, 2015 | 12:51 pm

    Republican presidential candidates – from both sides on the aisle on the issue of NSA surveillance – on Wednesday protested the Obama administration’s spying on Israel’s government and the collecting of their communications with members of Congress, after the Wall Street Journal ...

  • Tom Hicks to host Rubio fundraiser in Dallas

    December 29, 2015 | 10:14 am

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will be traveling to Texas right after New Years to attend a high-dollar fundraiser in support of his campaign for president.

    The $1000-$2700 per plate fundraiser will be held at the home of Dallas businessman and former Texas Rangers...

  • Rivals hit Rubio for skipping important senate votes

    December 29, 2015 | 10:05 am

    Despite the early snow, the campaign for president is getting pretty heated up in Iowa and the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.

    A Super PAC supporting former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s campaign for president, Right to Rise USA, launched its first negative...

  • Will immigration tip Sheldon’s 2016 scale?

    December 16, 2015 | 9:57 am

    The stakes were high, and all eyes were on the two 44-year-old Senators, who are rising in the polls and garnering the most attention in the non-Trump coverage of the 2016 election cycle.

    Sheldon Adelson was in the room. After all, the debate was held at his hotel and these two...

  • Three strategies for Sheldon Adelson in dealing with the Trump conundrum

    December 15, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    For months, Republican Party insiders have speculated who Sheldon Adelson, the pro-Israel billionaire, will back in the GOP presidential primary.

    Now there’s a follow-up question: How does Donald Trump’s continued perch atop the polls scramble the casino magnate’s calculations?

    ...
  • 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...

  • Rubio pledges to reinstate Bush letter to Sharon

    December 3, 2015 | 10:05 am

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio pledged to reinstate the from President George W. Bush to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2004 in recognizing large settlement blocs in the West Bank as part of Israel.

    Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum...

  • Rubio defends Paul Singer endorsement

    November 30, 2015 | 12:28 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently defended his right to accept financial support from Jewish billionaire Paul Singer in a meeting with Evangelical pastors in Iowa.

    According to a report by The Brody File, during a closed-door meeting arranged by the...

  • Rubio talks national security in first TV ad

    November 23, 2015 | 10:11 am

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Sunday released his campaign’s first television ad that will begin running nationwide starting Tuesday.

    The ad demonstrates Rubio’s commitment to defeating Islamic terrorism and keeping the United States secure, as the national...

  • 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...

  • Rubio hits Hillary for refusal to say ‘radical Islam’

    November 16, 2015 | 11:22 am

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio criticized Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Sunday after she refused to use the term “radical Islam” when referring to he Paris attacks during the 2nd Democratic presidential debate on CBS News Saturday night.

    ...
  • Rubio and Paul clash over defense budget, Syria

    November 11, 2015 | 9:28 am

    Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul clashed over the necessity of increasing the defense budget while arguing for a smaller government during the 4th Republican presidential debate on Tuesday.

    During a discussion over tax reform, Paul attacked Rubio over his childcare tax credit...

  • Billionaire investor Paul Singer throws support to GOP’s Rubio

    November 2, 2015 | 11:01 am

    Billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer said he is backing Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio.

    Rubio, a Florida senator, is the only candidate who can “navigate this complex primary process and still be in a position to defeat” Hillary Rodham Clinton in the...

  • Marco Rubio’s big Jewish backer and seven other important facts

    October 30, 2015 | 8:57 am

    After Marco Rubio’s strong performance in Wednesday night’s Republican primary debate, many Americans are taking a second look at the U.S. senator from Florida. Here are a few things American Jews might want to know about him.

    1. Rubio had humble beginnings — and rose quickly

    ...
  • 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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