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  • The Israel Factor Panel Wants a Clinton, a Cuomo, a Biden - a Democrat

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 4, 2013 | 12:04 pm

    Our Israel Factor panel hasn't really changed its tune in recent months. It still believes Hillary Clinton is the best 2016 Presidential candidate as far as Israel is concerned. It still sees Andrew Cuomo as the number two Democratic candidate: Cuomo did just a little better than...

  • Why Gingrich’s views on federal judiciary are so terrifying

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 19, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    With Rick Perry dropping out and endorsing Newt Gingrich, now is probably a good time to discuss why Newt terrifies me.

    All other political issues aside, Gingrich’s understanding of the judiciary’s role in the U.S. democracy is appalling. You don’t need to take Professor Varat’s...

  • Unfaithful husbands can still be faithful leaders

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    December 13, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    Can a man who cheats on his wife be trusted with public business?

    In the recent Iowa Republican debate, Governor Rick Perry of Texas attacked Newt Gingrich’s admitted infidelities. “If you will cheat on your wife, if you will cheat on your spouse, then why wouldn’t you cheat on your...

  • Romney’s deal-closing skills appealing to Jewish Republicans

    July 5, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    For all the talk among pundits of Mitt Romney’s charisma problem, Romney’s Jewish supporters say what’s most inspiring about the Republican presidential candidate is that he actually does rather than just talk.

    Furthermore, the very characteristics that cost the former...

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  • Obama tackles the ‘pastor’ question in meeting with Philadelphia Jews

    By Lisa Hostein

    April 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    PHILADELPHIA -- It's the question that just won't go away for presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

    No matter how many times he addresses it or gives major speeches about it, the 'pastor question' pursues him in the Jewish community -- and beyond.

    And it's the one that still has many...
  • The Jewish Vote:  America’s role in the world and what’s best for Israel

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    What U.S. role in the world is best for Israel?

    Is it to be loved, to be feared, or to be respected? The 2008 campaign provides a good lens for answering that question.

    In an annual BBC poll of residents in 23 countries, based on more than 17,000 interviews, we can chart the steady...

  • Dear Senator Obama

    By Rob Eshman

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Dear Senator Obama:

    Twelve-hundred Jews booed you last month.

    This happened at the "Live for Sderot" concert at the Wilshire Theatre on Feb 27. All three presidential candidates each appeared on screen to deliver a videotaped statement of support for the Israelis undergoing a brutal...

  • Hollywood conflicted on candidates as California primary date nears

    By Tom Tugend

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Steven Spielberg, arguably Hollywood's most influential citizen, co-hosted a fund-raiser early last year that netted $2.1 million for Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign.

    A few weeks later, Spielberg joined DreamWorks partners Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen in...
  • Handicapping the 2008 Presidential Race

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Just one year after the congressional elections, we are nearing the first caucuses and primaries. California votes on Feb. 5. While Jews are expected to vote for the Democratic nominee in large numbers, Republicans hope to cut into that margin, and also to compete for campaign...
  • ‘Warrior for social justice’ Alan Solomont plays key role in Obama campaign

    By Claude R. Marx

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    If money is, as former California Treasurer Jesse Unruh said, the "mother's milk of politics," then Alan Solomont is one successful dairyman.

    Solomont, a longtime leader in Jewish philanthropic and national Democratic political circles, is one of the go-to men when big money is...
  • Hillary Clinton leads field in attracting Jewish funds

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Obama vs. Clinton is the horse race among Democrats, as the voice of change and the voice of experience pass each other week to week in fundraising and in polls.

    Among Jewish Democrats, however, it's no race, insiders in the fundraising community say. While Sen. Barack Obama...
  • Too-bright spotlight on religion marks Presidential bids

    By James D. Besser

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Should candidates for the White House have to pass a religious test? The Constitution says no, but increasingly American political culture says otherwise.

    The excessive focus on religion is already evident in the early days of the 2008 presidential race. That's bad news for the...
  • Presidential hopefuls scrutinized on Israel

    By Bill Boyarsky

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    The Democratic presidential candidates' attitude toward Israel is undergoing the same sort of word-by-word examination that was such an important feature of the 2004 campaign.

    With the California presidential primary moved up to Feb. 5, pollsters are closely watching us Angelenos,...
  • How will GOP fare with Jewish voters in ‘08?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With California's early primary bringing unusual recognition to the Golden State, the Republican candidates are heading out West. They met in debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley on May 3. Do these Republicans have a shot at winning Jewish voters over in 2008?

    Under Bush,...
  • Local women’s caucus endorses Clinton’s presidential bid

    By Mike Sacks

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When the Westside chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC- LA) gathered at the home of philanthropist Daphna Ziman in Beverly Hills on April 12 to announce the organization's formal endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton for president, it took just a few steps into the...