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  • 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...

  • Ted Cruz aims to liberate GOP from ‘crazy’ neoconservatives

    December 29, 2015 | 8:41 am

    Ted Cruz wants to make sure you understand: “Republican” and “neoconservative” are no longer synonymous.

    The Texas senator, inching up to second place behind front-runner Donald Trump in the polls just weeks before the Iowa caucuses, has launched a broadside against the “crazy”...

  • White House says Trump’s Muslim comments disqualify him for president

    December 8, 2015 | 10:29 am

    The White House on Tuesday said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call for the United States to ban Muslims from entering the country disqualified him from becoming president and called on Republicans to reject him immediately.

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest...

  • How much did Jeb Bush really do to rescue Ethiopian Jews?

    September 4, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor running for the Republican presidential nomination, has been called out for exaggerating his role in the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s.

    Bush takes credit on his campaign website for Operation Joshua, a U.S.-led transfer of Ethiopian...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will support Iran deal

    August 10, 2015 | 10:50 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is scheduled to appear tonight at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, has announced his support for the Iran nuclear deal.

    Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, offered his backing in a statement Friday following a...

  • Throughout Hillary Clinton’s life, U.S. Jews have been close at hand

    June 23, 2015 | 1:12 pm

    From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining major pro-Israel events during her own, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s journey has never wandered far...

  • Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit for other errors

    April 23, 2015 | 9:59 am

    Hillary Clinton's family's charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in case of other errors.

    The foundation and its list of...

  • George McGovern, pacifist who wanted to bomb Auschwitz dies at 90

    October 24, 2012 | 11:15 am

    George McGovern is widely remembered for advocating immediate American withdrawal from Vietnam and sharp reductions in defense spending. Yet despite his reputation as a pacifist, the former United States senator and 1972 presidential candidate, who died Sunday at 90, did believe...

  • George McGovern, former U.S. senator and presidential candidate, dies

    October 22, 2012 | 8:07 am

    George McGovern, a former U.S. senator and presidential candidate who said the U.S. government sometimes "bowed to pressure" from a powerful Israel lobby, has died.

    McGovern died Sunday in hospice care in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was 90.

    A three-term U.S. senator from South Dakota,...

  • Make Yom Kippur national holiday, French presidential candidate says

    January 12, 2012 | 10:42 am

    The Green Party candidate for the French presidency has called for national holidays on Yom Kippur and the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

    Green Party leader Eva Joly said in a speech Wednesday that she wanted, “Jews and Muslims to be able to celebrate Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha...

  • Perry: I would back Israeli strike on Iran

    November 4, 2011 | 11:40 am

    U.S. presidential candidate Rick Perry said he would back an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facitilies.

    Perry said Thursday that, as president, he would support an attack if there were proof Tehran was moving closer to a nuclear weapon, Reuters reported.

    “Obviously, we are going...

  • After stumble, Herman Cain stresses pro-Israel bona fides

    November 1, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    Call Herman Cain the crash-course pro-Israel candidate.

    Since stumbling in May on a question about Palestinians and the right of return, the one-time pizza executive who recently rocketed to the top of GOP presidential polls has visited Israel and read up about the Jewish state.

  • Egyptian presidential hopeful Moussa: Treaty with Israel is safe

    March 9, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Amr Moussa, the head of the Arab League and an Egyptian presidential candidate, said he would not break his country’s peace treaty with Israel.

    According to several news outlets, Moussa said he would keep the treaty but would plan to renegotiate the deal supplying natural gas to...

  • 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...
  • New U.S. administration won’t mean new Mideast policy

    By Michael Young

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    For months, we've been hearing the presidential candidates promise American voters "change." But as the U.S. primaries move beyond their half-way point, here is a prediction:
    Whoever becomes president in 2008 will pursue the same policies as the Bush administration in the Middle...
  • John McCain has the ‘right stuff’

    By Lloyd Greif

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    As the son of Holocaust survivors, I select my political candidates based on two criteria -- what's best for the country and what's best for Jews everywhere, particularly Israel. In both respects, John McCain is unquestionably the best candidate running for President.

    Why do we feel...

  • Candidate profle: John McCain

    By Beth Young

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    John McCain's reputation as a maverick holds true in the Jewish world, where his list of allies spans the political spectrum.

    His long-term support for Israel and human rights issues along with his willingness to cross party lines has won him allies among conservative Republicans,...
  • Candidate profile: Mitt Romney

    By Beth Young

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Mitt Romney's pitch to Jewish voters breaks down into three components: His tough line on Iran; his record as a Republican governor who worked well with Democrats; and his belonging to an oft-misunderstood religious minority.

    Romney boasts a master's degree in business from Harvard...
  • Candidate profile: Barack Obama

    By Ron Kampeas

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Ask about Barack Obama's natural constituencies and you might hear that he's the first black with a viable shot at the White House, or about his Kenyan father and his childhood in Indonesia, or the youthfulness of his followers, or the millions of Oprah junkies swooning over his...
  • Candidate profile: Mike Huckabee

    By Ben Harris

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Mike Huckabee was a barely known former governor of Arkansas when he attended an October house party on his behalf at the home of Jason Bedrick, New Hampshire's first Orthodox Jewish state representative.

    Which is probably why no major media outlets picked up on the Republican...
  • Candidate profile: Hillary Clinton

    By Ron Kampeas

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Seven years of hard work cultivating the Jewish leadership in New York and nationally paid off for U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)

    Now she's hoping to capitalize on that support as she engages in a tough battle for the Democratic nomination.

    In an American Jewish...
  • Why I back John Edwards

    By Marc Stanley

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    American Jews have always been at the forefront of the fight for social justice, whether in the labor movement or the civil rights movement. We understand the enormous challenges facing this country and our world. We know that what America needs, and what the world needs, is a leader...
  • Why we back Hillary Clinton

    By Susie Stern

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    In February 2002, after 9/11 and during the worst of the second intifada, very few visitors were coming to Israel. One who did was Hillary Clinton.

    Visiting Magen David Adom, she met an Israeli soldier in his early 20s named Natan, an Ethiopian Jew who had jumped on a terrorist...
  • The few, the proud, the Jews for Ron Paul

    By Beth Young

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jim Perry, a 22-year-old Libertarian, made a name for himself in college when, shortly after moving to New Hampshire to live free or die, he strapped a gun to his side and marched into a local Borders book store and proceeded to rip up a copy of his Massachusetts income tax return....
  • Candidates make their case at Jewish GOP conference

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rudy Giuliani addresses RJC
    Each of the leading GOP presidential candidates to some degree has run away from the Bush legacy. But this week they made their case before one of the president's most loyal constituencies: Republican Jews.

    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on Tuesday...

  • 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,...
  • Arnold’s Choice

    By Rob Eshman

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    If there was a presidential candidate whose father accused "the Jew media" and "Jewish pundits in New York and Los Angeles" of beating the drums for war, and said he had no problem with harassing and punishing the Jews -- but such things shouldn't be done in "a loud clamor" -- would...

  • Can Bush Win the Jewish Vote?

    By Michael Shapiro

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    After being vanquished from the White House nearly eight years ago, much of the Republican establishment is putting its faith -- and cash -- behind George W. Bush to lead the party back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    Many Jewish Republicans appear to be no different.

    After politely...