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  • Obama victory opens window for negotiation with Iran

    November 7, 2012 | 9:34 am

    The re-election of Barack Obama may open an opportunity for new negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program as sanctions pile economic pressure on its theocratic leaders.

    Having so far resisted those in the United States, and Israel, who have pushed for military action against...

  • Obama outreach launching with phone call

    September 19, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    The Obama re-election campaign is launching its outreach to Jews with a mass conference call.

    Top campaign officials will address listeners in the call, which is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, a top Jewish outreach official told JTA.

    Jewish supporters will be alerted to the...

  • Giffords votes in House; colleague says preparations readying for re-election run

    August 2, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Following her dramatic return to Congress for the first time since she was shot, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced that she would run for re-election in 2012.

    Giffords (D-Ariz.) made the announcement Tuesday morning on “The Early Show.” The CBS program promptly tweeted the...

  • Not for Hahn After All

    By Idan Ivri

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Six prominent members of the Jewish community have sent a letter of protest to Mayor Jim Hahn, claiming Hahn's re-election campaign used their names in endorsement advertisements without their permission.

    The ad, titled "Our community leaders agree! Re-elect Mayor Jim Hahn," ran...

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  • Gay Marriage: A Real Threat?

    By James D. Besser

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    The intersection of religion and politics became a talk show hit after Nov. 2, when the religious right played a huge, and perhaps pivotal, role in the re-election of President Bush.

    Jews are not of one mind about the new focus on faith in politics, but many in the large...

  • Is It Safe?

    By Rob Eshman

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch famously used to greet fellow citizens with an enthusiastic handshake, shouting out, "How'm I doing?"

    Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn, now into his third year in office and facing what is shaping up as a tough re-election bid, is not that kind of...

  • Kerry’s Lead Alters GOP Jewish Strategy

    By James D. Besser

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    More and more, it looks as though the precipitous plunge of former Vermont governor Howard Dean will deny the Republicans what they wanted most this year: a liberal Democratic patsy for President Bush to trounce on Nov. 2.

    The rise of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as the Democratic...

  • How Will Saddam’s Capture Affect Vote?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    What does the capture of Saddam Hussein mean for Jewish voters in 2004? Will it shift the preferences of Jewish Democrats as they weigh the party's presidential contenders? Will it push Jewish voters closer to supporting President Bush for re-election?

    The heartfelt connection that...

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