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  • In Tennessee, Steve Cohen trounces primary challenger

    August 8, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) easily survived a primary election challenge, making it likely he will continue to represent Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District.

    Cohen defeated challenger Ricky Wilkins by a more than 2-to-1 margin in Thursday’s primary, winning 66 percent of the...

  • Fit OUT not in

    By Tera Greene

    March 2, 2014 | 6:23 am

    I am about to start my fourth week as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  

    As I learn new ways to fit OUT and go against the "norm" of being sad and sick, I am finding myself becoming more whole through my education - and I am EXCITED!  
    To celebrate, I am...

  • “Non -erman” #1: Vince Gilmore, Democrat

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 27, 2012 | 12:28 pm

    Thanks to a ballot measure approved by voters in 2010, this year will be the first regularly scheduled election cycle in California to include what some call a “jungle primary,” in which all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will appear on a single ballot, and in which all...

  • Romney takes Florida in a romp

    February 1, 2012 | 10:11 am

    Mitt Romney won the Florida Republican primary by a wide margin.

    Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, finished with 47 percent of the vote on Tuesday to easily outdistance ex-U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, who had 32 percent. Romney is a relative moderate...

  • Netanyahu set to win party primary ahead of U.S. poll

    January 30, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to win a new mandate to lead his right-wing Likud party Tuesday in a primary vote which may signal he favors an early parliamentary election to strengthen his hand with Washington.

    National elections are not due until late 2013,...

  • Romney wins in New Hampshire; strong showings for Paul, Huntsman

    January 11, 2012 | 8:29 am

    Mitt Romney won New Hampshire’s primary race, with Ron Paul second and Jon Huntsman third.

    A number of news organizations were projecting a win for the former Massachusetts governor in the GOP presidential primary based on early returns Tuesday evening.

    With 18 percent of the vote...

  • The Israel Factor: Romney tops Gingrich who tops Obama

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 18, 2011 | 9:55 pm

    The Israel Factor project and panel has moved with me to the new Rosner’s Domain on The Jewish Journal. This is cause for celebration – the Factor was always one of the most provocative and widely read features of the Domain – but also for confusion – as I assume that some...

  • Netanyahu moves up party primary

    December 5, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that he is moving up the date of Likud Party primaries.

    With his announcement Monday, Netanyahu apparently is showing that he believes he is in a strong position in the party and would more easily be able to win re-election as...

  • Republicans’ ‘Starting from zero’ aid proposal startles pro-Israel community

    November 15, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    “Starting from zero,” the foreign assistance plan touted by leading Republican candidates at a debate, is getting low marks, and not just from Democrats and the foreign policy community. Pro-Israel activists and fellow Republicans also have concerns.

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry...

  • Opinion: Obama-Romney 2012

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 17, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Forget the fantasy of Hillary Clinton taking Joe Biden’s place on the 2012 ballot.  Not only because it is not going to happen.  The theory that having Hillary on the ticket would galvanize the base and that coveted independent voters, especially women, would break toward...

  • Harman beats back one-stater in primary

    June 10, 2010 | 8:48 am

    U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) beat back a primary challenge from a candidate who advocates a binational solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Marcy Winograd got 41 percent of the vote in the Los Angeles-area district in Tuesday’s primary, improving on her 2008 performance...

  • Tzipi Livni wins Kadima contest—now the real work begins

    By Leslie Susser

    September 17, 2008 | 7:35 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) - With her decisive win in the Kadima party primary on Wednesday, Tzipi Livni's next major task will be assembling a coalition government so she can become prime minister.

    Then all she'll have on her plate is figuring out how to arrest the threat to Israel from Iran,...

  • Exit polls say Tzipi Livni wins big in Kadima primary

    September 17, 2008 | 5:48 pm

    Exit polls show Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni winning the Kadima Party primary by a double-digit margin.

    Livni received between 47 and 49 percent of the vote, while her closest challenger, Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, won 37 percent, according to exit polls conducted...

  • ANALYSIS: Livni leads in polls, but Israel’s political map is unclear

    By Leslie Susser

    September 8, 2008 | 8:22 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—With the Kadima leadership primary just days away, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni looks like a sure winner.

    The latest opinion poll shows her 20 percentage points ahead of her closest rival in the contest that could produce Israel’s next prime minister.

    The Sept. 17...

  • Candidate Profile: Tzipi Livni—a clean record but some say untested

    By Dina Kraft

    September 8, 2008 | 5:09 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni smoothes her tailored black jacket, tosses back her head and takes in the King David Hotel hall packed cheek to jowl with foreign journalists.

    Every chair is taken, photographers line the walls and the lights of dozens of TV...
  • Candidate Profile: Shaul Mofaz, the hawkish centrist

    By Roy Eitan

    September 8, 2008 | 5:01 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- If Shaul Mofaz succeeds Ehud Olmert as the head of the Kadima Party and, eventually, as Israeli prime minister, he may have Iran to thank.

    Fifty years after Mofaz left his native Tehran for the fledgling Jewish state, the retired general-turned-politician has made...

  • Israel political outlook uncertain as Olmert announces plans to resign [VIDEOS]

    July 31, 2008 | 4:53 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Ehud Olmert’s announcement Wednesday that he will not seek re-election plunged Israel into deep political uncertainty at a time when the country faces several crucial diplomatic tests.

    Confronted with police investigations into possible illegal fund-raising...

  • Why I support Hillary

    By Rep. Brad Sherman

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Last year, Senator Clinton voted to label the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization.

    Barack Obama attacked her vote ferociously.

    Hillary stood her ground.

    As a strong Democrat, I was drawn to Senator Clinton's unparalleled and tenacious stands on domestic...

  • So Cal Jews’ primary colors are red and blue

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein had barely slept in days.

    A senior at Beverly Hills High School, he'd spent long hours rallying support for Barack Obama, and as the results from the Iowa caucuses poured in, as fellow Obama supporters packed the presidential candidate's California...
  • Election 101—who is your choice?

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    This time of year, we know that you are seeing signs everywhere about the upcoming presidential election. So many people, so many numbers ... and even though you won't be able to vote until you are 18, we think you should know what it all means.

    1) What is a caucus? A caucus is a...

  • Jewish Voters to Play Key Primary Role

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In Democratic districts on Los Angeles' Westside and in the Valley, next week's primary will not only determine the Democratic winner but also the person who will almost certainly win in the fall's general election. And Jewish voters, who are overwhelmingly Democratic, will play a...

  • Bibi Up,  Sharon Down —for Now

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Former prime minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is back in control of Israel's Conservative Likud Party as his onetime ally and current rival, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, recovers from a mild stroke.

    Exit polls showed Netanyahu winning Monday's Likud Party leadership primary with 47...

  • Slicing and Dicing L.A.‘s Electorate

    By Jill Stewart

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    The race for Los Angeles mayor features two consummate insiders who are close to one another ideologically and disagree on few issues, posing a question: With Sacramento politics offering a clash of political tectonic plates and big, competing reforms, why is the mayor's race...

  • Q & A With L.A.‘s Next Mayor

    By Howard Blume

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Four major contenders are vying to unseat 54-year-old incumbent Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn in next week's primary election. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, then the top two finishers will meet in a May runoff.

    The challenger leading most polls is...

  • First Election Round Goes to Jews

    By David Finnigan

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    While most Jewish politicians easily won Tuesday's primary election, four out of six Jewish candidates in Los Angeles County Superior Court judge races survived the primaries, with two Jewish women competing this fall in a tough judge's race.

    California's Jewish legislators who...

  • Joe: What Went Wrong?

    By James D. Besser

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Sen. Joe Lieberman's visions of the presidency collided with an unpredictable New Hampshire electorate on Tuesday. Lieberman did better than some polls predicted, but probably not enough to salvage a candidacy that was out of synch with the changing political perspectives of the...

  • Joe’s Dark Days

    By James Besser

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    With the startling victory of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in the Iowa caucuses and the dismal third-place finish of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, the Democratic presidential deck has been drastically reshuffled.

    And the joker could go to Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), who opted out...

  • Diversity of Dizzying Dimensions

    By Tom Tugend

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    When voters cast their ballots for mayor in next week's primary, they may be electing to that office the first Jew, the first Latino or the first woman.

    There are 15 candidates on the April 10 ballot, but only six are considered serious contenders. In a reflection of Los Angeles'...

  • State Races Get Hot

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As I made the rounds of endless cocktail parties and debates two weeks before March 7 primary day, I could see that the Jewish community has little reason to cheer term limits, just as it will not likely salute restrictions on campaign contributions, if that should ever come to pass....
  • A Vote at a Time

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The big political story that's emerged from last week's California primary is not the Davis-Lungren gubernatorial race nor the high-profile propositions. The big story is yet unfolding and takes us to a small corner of our town, in the east end of the San Fernando Valley. At this...