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  • Republicans Christie, Fiorina dropping White House bids

    2 days ago

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election. 

    A senior aide...

  • Trump versus Jeb in New Hampshire on day before crucial primary

    4 days ago

    White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities on Monday as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire in a final flurry of events before the state's crucial first-in-the-nation primary.

    The stage was set for the vote on...

  • Rubio: Election by itself will reset U.S.-Israel relationship

    5 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

    1 week 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...

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  • In letter to Khamenei, House Republicans seek travel to Iran

    1 week ago

    Republicans lawmakers are reaching out to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, once again. But unlike Senator Tom Cotton’s letter warning the Iranian leader about signing the nuclear deal, this letter is actually a request for a visa to travel to Iran. 

    On Thursday,...

  • Kasich defends Israel’s settlement policy

    1 week ago

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich addressed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the U.S.-Israel relationship in great detail on the campaign trail Wednesday afternoon, a rarity in his over 90 campaign appearances in New Hampshire.

    During a business forum in...

  • Obama, in mosque visit, says an attack on Islam is an attack on all faiths

    1 week ago

    President Barack Obama visited a U.S. mosque on Wednesday and declared that attacks on Islam were an attack on all faiths in a move to counter rhetoric from Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates that have alienated Muslims.

    "We have to understand that an...

  • Among White House hopefuls, Trump least likely to hit ‘follow’ button on Twitter

    2 weeks ago

    The millions of Twitter users following Donald Trump shouldn't expect a "follow back" from the Republican presidential front-runner anytime soon. 

    Trump's campaign account @realDonaldTrump has nearly 6 million Twitter followers, the most of any candidate running for president....

  • John Kasich: King for a day?

    2 weeks ago

    John Kasich has New Hampshire all for himself on Monday, as his rivals in the Republican presidential primaries focused on getting out the vote in the Iowa caucuses.

    To that end, Kasich made it apparent to his supporters and the growing number of reporters covering his 88th...

  • Jeb vows stronger relationship with Israel to confront Iran

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday pledged to confront Iran’s military ambitions and redo the nuclear deal signed with the Iranian regime last July on Day One by reestablishing a strong diplomatic and military relationship with Israel, as well as imposing...

  • Republicans hammer on at Iran deal on presidential campaign

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidates took swipes on Tuesday at the lifting of sanctions against Iran, but they disagree on how they would to handle Tehran if they win the White House at the Nov. 8 election.

    Iran can expect an abrupt shift in relations with the United States to a...

  • Former VP candidate Palin endorses Trump in 2016 race

    3 weeks ago

    Donald Trump, the reality television star-turned-politician, was endorsed by Sarah Palin, the politician-turned-reality TV star, in his front-running bid to be the next Republican U.S. president, his campaign said on Tuesday.

    To voters, it may seem a natural fit. Though she never...

  • Cruz would invite Netanyahu to first State of the Union

    January 12, 2016 | 5:17 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Tuesday promised that he would invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to his first State of the Union as president.

    Speaking to over 1,000 people at a packed town hall meeting in Londonderry, New Hampshire Tuesday...

  • Seven candidates qualify for Thursday’s main presidential debate

    January 11, 2016 | 4:31 pm

    Seven Republican presidential candidates will participate in Fox Business Network's prime-time debate on Thursday, but Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and former business executive Carly Fiorina did not qualify for the main event, the network said on Monday.

    The seven candidates...

  • 2016 election will be a game-changer

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 7, 2016 | 11:12 am

    No one saw Donald Trump coming. Not the pundits, the party leaders, the political scientists and certainly not the traditional Republicans or Democrats running for president. His dominance of the Republican campaign has shattered conventional wisdom.

    Trump was not 2015’s only...

  • 2016 ELECTION BLOG #5: JEWISH POLITICAL CONSERVATISM: THE EMERGENCE OF REPUBLICAN JEWS

    By Steven Windmueller

    December 31, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Jewish conservative thought has deep roots in the American political tradition. In more recent times particular emphasis has been given to the presence and growth of Jewish Republicans, sparking a renewed discussion of the place of conservative political ideas within contemporary...

  • 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 ...

  • Donald Trump’s American dream

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 16, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    Just for fun, I decided to take Donald Trump at his word. 

    After the Republican presidential candidate responded to the San Bernardino terror attack by calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” I thought it might be interesting to study a...

  • 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...

  • Cruz ‘n Jews

    December 15, 2015 | 8:34 am

    If senators got report cards they way children do in school, Ted Cruz's would say "does not play well with others" every time.

    He's been called the Senate's "most reviled members," and that's just among his fellow Republicans.

    But the junior senator from Texas seems to like...

  • Trump lead among Republicans undiminished in first poll after Muslim comments

    December 11, 2015 | 1:17 pm

    Donald Trump held onto his commanding lead in the Republican race for the White House after his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States was condemned worldwide, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, the first national survey conducted entirely after the billionaire's...

  • Cruz: I’m guided by Netanyahu’s policy on Syria

    December 10, 2015 | 11:50 am

    The United States staying out of the civil war in Syria and not intervening to topple Assad is shared by Israel, America’s closest ally in the region, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday. 

    Speaking at the Heritage Foundation Thursday morning, Cruz...

  • FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu ask for Trump’s endorsement?

    December 9, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has recently made several attempts to talk up his pro-Israel credentials by suggesting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to him for an endorsement for his reelection bid.

    During a recent speech at the...

  • Jewish New Yorkers call on GOP to reject Trump

    December 9, 2015 | 1:14 pm

    Jewish leaders and elected officials on Wednesday called on the Republican Party to reject Donald Trump and forcefully denounce his recent call to bar the entry of Muslims into the United States.

    “It is simply unacceptable for someone to say – in America – that because someone...

  • Trump defends proposed Muslim ban from U.S. as outrage mounts

    December 8, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, comparing his plan to the World War II detainment of Japanese-Americans and others in dismissing growing outrage from around the world.

    U.S. leaders...

  • Donald Trump urges ban on Muslims entering U.S.

    December 7, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to last week's shooting spree by two Muslims who the FBI said were radicalized.

    Trump's "statement on preventing...

  • Israeli officials brush off Trump remarks ‘stereotyping’ Jews

    December 4, 2015 | 11:01 am

    Israeli officials close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have brushed off remarks by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump to a Jewish audience that some commentators called offensive.

    Trump, the Republican front-runner for the 2016 White House race, on Thursday teased...

  • Republican candidates talk tough on ‘radical Islam’ after California attack

    December 3, 2015 | 11:26 am

    Republican presidential candidates said on Thursday a mass shooting in California was a sign that Americans are at risk from homegrown radicals, creating a campaign talking point out of the country's deadliest massacre in three years before a motive had been firmly established.

    ...
  • Bennett: Israelis grateful to America’s bipartisan support

    December 1, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett stood away from controversies and confrontation as he appeared on U.S. media outlets during a visit to the United States Monday.

    During an interview with Josh Zepps on Huffington Post Live, Bennett was asked via social media why Israeli...

  • Interview with GOP presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham

    November 25, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham is not garnering much support in national polls as he seeks to stand out in the crowded field of candidates vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016.

    Over the weekend, Graham campaigned in New Hampshire with his Senate...

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