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  • Carson supports Pollard moving to Israel with conditions

    2 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Sunday expressed vague support for Jonathan Pollard’s desire to seek asylum in Israel, only if he comes to conclusion that the Israeli spy no more represents any danger to the security of the United States. 

    During a wide-ranging...

  • #WeAreNext

    By Rob Eshman

    4 days ago

    The campaign to keep Syrian refugees out of the United States represents a complete lack of faith — not just in Syrian refugees, and not just in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, but in America itself.

    I would like to be able to say such a campaign is un-American, but...

  • Lindsey Graham: Muslims should be scrutinized ‘based on behavior’

    4 days ago

    Jewish Insider caught up with Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham after addressing a crowd of 120 people at the Metropolitan Republican Club in NYC Thursday evening. 

    “The pro-Israel community has been a godsend of Lindsey Graham because of my unwavering support for...

  • Trump in new book: Israel proof that walls work

    3 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump brings Israel as an example that walls can work in protecting a country’s borders.

    In his book “Crippled America,” Trump cites Israel as proof that his plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico will stop illegal immigration....

  • Republican Paul Ryan elected as House speaker, replacing Boehner

    October 29, 2015 | 8:56 am

    The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to install Republican Representative Paul Ryan as its new speaker, replacing John Boehner following a revolt by conservative lawmakers who forced his retirement. 

    Ryan won 236 votes among the 247 Republicans in the chamber,...

  • GOP debate analysis: Rubio earns top spot

    October 28, 2015 | 11:58 pm

    Republican presidential candidates showed up on Wednesday to yet another audition in front of millions of Americans as they were supposed to debate each other and present their vision for the future in constricted soundbites for the third GOP debate on CNBC.

    But instead of being...

  • Clinton defends her Benghazi record in face of Republican criticism

    October 22, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday deflected harsh Republican criticism of her handling of the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, and urged her questioners in Congress to put U.S. national security ahead of politics.

    At a sometimes heated hearing,...

  • Rubio: Adelson cares about Israel

    October 20, 2015 | 3:33 pm

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio publicly addressed his relationship with GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson on Tuesday, as the latter is reportedly readying to back him for president.

    Appearing on Fox News’ with Neil...

  • Congress moves on spending bill as shutdown deadline looms

    September 29, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    The U.S. Congress moved on Monday to rush legislation to President Barack Obama that avoids a government shutdown on Thursday as the new fiscal year starts while setting aside a bitter Republican feud over money for Planned Parenthood.

    The Senate kicked off the effort by...

  • Republican Walker to drop out of 2016 US presidential race

    September 21, 2015 | 1:30 pm

    Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin plans to drop out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race after deciding he has no path to win his party's nomination, a Republican familiar with the decision said on Monday.

    Walker's campaign announced he would hold a news conference in...

  • House Republicans vote to strip Planned Parenthood funds

    September 18, 2015 | 4:10 pm

    House Republicans voted to deny funds to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood for a year on Friday but the action did little to quell party desires to use a spending bill as leverage in their fight to punish the group in an abortion controversy.

    Congress adjourned for...

  • Last bid to kill Iran nuclear deal blocked in Senate

    September 17, 2015 | 9:47 am

    Senate Democrats blocked legislation meant to kill the Iran nuclear deal for a third time on Thursday, securing perhaps the greatest foreign policy of President Barack Obama's six years in office and clearing the way for the agreement's implementation.

    By a vote of 56-42, the...

  • Senate Democrats block effort to kill Iran nuclear deal

    September 10, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    President Barack Obama achieved perhaps the greatest foreign policy victory of his six years in office on Thursday, when a Republican-backed effort to kill the Iran nuclear agreement was narrowly blocked in the U.S. Senate, clearing the way for the deal's implementation.

    42 and...

  • Trump, after Republican pledge, breaks from pack on Iran deal, gay marriage

    September 4, 2015 | 11:19 am

    Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed again on Friday he will not easily be bound to party orthodoxy, breaking from many of his rival's policy stances on issues from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky. 

    In an interview with MSNBC,...

  • Pressured by party, Trump signs Republican loyalty pledge

    September 3, 2015 | 2:15 pm

    Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday bowed to pressure from the party establishment and signed a pledge not to run as an independent candidate in the November 2016 presidential election.

    His vow of loyalty on Thursday was something of a victory for the Republican...

  • Senate Democrats line up behind Iran nuclear deal

    September 2, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    Another senator declared support on Wednesday for the U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran, providing a crucial 34th vote to protect it from being killed by Republicans in Congress.

    Democrat Barbara Mikulski provided the pivotal commitment to defending the deal negotiated by the...

  • Opposition to Iran deal grows among U.S. Republicans

    August 27, 2015 | 2:10 pm

    Opposition to a nuclear pact between Iran and major powers grew among U.S. Republicans over the past month, a Reuters poll showed, reflecting a partisan struggle in Congress as President Barack Obama sought to win approval for the deal.

    The poll, taken from Aug. 20-27, showed...

  • Jews still leaning Democratic

    August 20, 2015 | 12:47 pm

    If the 2016 presidential election were held today, Jewish voters nationwide would probably split 70-30 for the Democratic candidate, much as they did in 2012. Including the undecided respondents, 58 percent of American Jews prefer the Democrat, 18 percent the Republican, and 24...

  • Dear Congressman Sherman: Your ‘no’ vote on Iran deal threatens Israel

    August 19, 2015 | 11:21 am

    In the least plausible alternative version of my life, I would have stayed in the San Fernando Valley rather than leaving more than 40 years ago and moving to Jerusalem. In that scenario, I’d be represented in Congress by Democrat Brad Sherman — and I might be less infuriated by...

  • CNN invites all but one Republican presidential hopeful to next debates

    August 11, 2015 | 11:06 am

    All but one of the 17 Republicans vying for the party's presidential nomination have made the cut so far for the next candidates' debates hosted by CNN, the network said on Tuesday in a decision that could leave former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore on the sidelines.

    CNN and the...

  • Trump draws boos as he bristles at ‘war on women’ question

    August 6, 2015 | 6:59 pm

    White House contender Donald Trump, known for his inflammatory rhetoric, reacted with pique at a Republican presidential debate on Thursday when asked about his past comments calling women "fat pigs," "dogs," "slobs" and "disgusting animals."

    Trump dismissed as "political...

  • Poll: Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent

    July 29, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush.

    The poll shows Bush, the former Florida...

  • U.S. Republicans, pro-Israel groups step up campaign against Iran deal

    July 22, 2015 | 5:42 pm

    Top Republicans vowed on Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby geared up for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement.

    A bigger push against last week's historic...

  • Why Trump is soaring

    By David Suissa

    July 21, 2015 | 5:01 pm

    The more outrageous Donald Trump gets in his noisy and obnoxious campaign for the Republican nomination, the more his front-running poll numbers seem to be soaring.

    What's going on? Are people that shallow? Don't they get that his shtick is just that -- a shtick? Can't they see...

  • Republicans have the best bullies

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 20, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    It’s too soon to know how badly Donald Trump damaged himself by belittling John McCain’s war record on July 18 in Iowa. After all, George W. Bush wasn’t hurt in the 2000 South Carolina primary when his operatives rumored that McCain had an illegitimate black child, nor was W hurt...

  • Obama challenges Iran deal critics to come up with an alternative

    July 15, 2015 | 11:41 am

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday challenged critics of the Iran nuclear agreement to come forward with a viable alternative, saying the only two real options were a negotiated deal to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions or war.

    "What I haven't heard is: what is your preferred...

  • Another golf event drops Trump course due to attack on immigrants

    July 7, 2015 | 12:02 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suffered a fresh blow on Tuesday with the announcement that a professional golfing event scheduled for October at a Trump course in Los Angeles will be moved, the latest fallout from his vitriol against undocumented immigrants from...

  • Trump courts controversy in launch of White House bid

    June 16, 2015 | 9:42 am

    Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Tuesday in a blitz of boasts, inflammatory comments and attacks on both fellow Republicans and President Barack Obama's administration.

    "I will be the greatest...

  • Jeb Bush at N.Y. day school rips Iran deal as ‘very naive’

    April 23, 2015 | 3:29 pm

    Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, criticized the Iran nuclear framework agreement as “very naive” during a visit to a Manhattan Jewish day school.

    Bush made the remark on Thursday in a closed-door question-and-answer session with high school students at the...

  • Kerry to ask Congress for more time and space on Iran deal

    April 13, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry will make the case this week to skeptical Republicans and Democrats that the U.S. Congress should give him another two and a half months to secure a final nuclear deal with Iran.

    In closed briefings with the full House of Representatives on Monday...

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