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  • 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...

  • Hillary, helmets, ‘Crossfire’ and cash

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 26, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Money, they say, is the mother’s milk of politics.  Also of news, sports and the rest of the entertainment industry.  Three recent stories drive that home. 

    When Reince Priebus pressured Comcast’s NBC to drop a miniseries starring Diane Lane as Hillary Clinton, the hostage that...

  • Broken platforms

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 12, 2012 | 2:55 pm

  • Debunking myths on Israel and U.S. foreign policy

    September 7, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    Nowhere are the urban legends and mythologies more enduring and destructive than those that currently surround Israel and U.S. foreign policy.

    Here are five of the most popular myths that are worth unpacking and discrediting.

    Myth #1: Obama is Hostile to Israel


  • Dreaming of a wave election

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 7, 2012 | 9:25 am

    What just happened in American politics is not just that Charlotte mopped the floor with Tampa.  It’s that Democrats connected with the country beyond their wildest dreams.

    Here’s my fantasy:  Coming out of their convention, Democrats will realize that their message sings. 


  • Meir Soloveichik vs. David Wolpe: Two rabbis, two parties, two political philosophies

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    September 6, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Republicans and Democrats may not have much common ground this election year, yet their national conventions shared one feature: Both gatherings were blessed from the podium by prominent American rabbis.

    The Democrats had Rabbi David Wolpe, a best-selling author and leader of a...

  • 3 Views on the GOP Hammering Obama on Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 5, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    This column went to press in advance of the Democratic National Convention. Please see the Rosner’s Domain blog at jewishjournal.com for updates. I also will be writing about the Democrats in next week’s newspaper. 

    ‎1.‎ President Obama came under attack yesterday for his many...

  • Romney blasts Obama on Iran, Israel

    August 31, 2012 | 9:00 am

    President Obama’s approach to Iran has made Americans “less secure,” Mitt Romney said in his speech accepting the Republican presidential nomination.

    “Every American was relieved the day President Obama gave the order, and Seal Team Six took out Osama bin Laden,” Romney said...

  • ‎3 comments on the GOP hammering Obama on Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 30, 2012 | 4:03 am


    President Obama came under attack yesterday for his many sins –as interpreted by ‎GOP candidates – among them the mistreatment of Israel. Senator John McCain, the ‎GOP 2008 candidate, said that the US “can’t afford to cause our friends and allies, ‎from Latin...

  • Conventional Wisdom

    By Elliot Steingart

    August 29, 2012 | 11:23 am

    It’s good to hear opposing viewpoints. It’s part of the reason I’m in a relationship. My girlfriend told me the name of the Hebrew God is Yahweh. I’ve been Jewish for 27 years and I’ve never heard of Yahweh. It’s worth listening to the other side even if the other side believes in...

  • Jewish Dems slam GOP for Ron Paul tribute

    August 24, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Jewish Democrats slammed Republicans for planning a tribute to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at the Republican convention.

    In a press call Friday, a top aide to Rommey confirmed that there would be a prime time video tribute to Paul.

    “Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the...

  • RNC calls for ‘united Israel governed under one law for all people’

    January 20, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution calling for “a united Israel governed under one law for all people.”

    The resolution passed last week at an RNC conference in New Orleans. Some liberal bloggers suggested that it effectively called for a single state in Israel...

  • Huckabee on Palin, teen pregnancy and faith in politics

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 5, 2008 | 8:58 pm

    Now that he’s not running for president, I like Mike Huckabee a lot more. The former Arkansas governor sat down with Christianity Today’s Sarah Pulliam at the RNC yesterday. Here’s a snippet:

    How does Sarah Palin’s candidacy change the race?
    I think it’s really energized the...

  • Comedy director David Zucker goes to GOP?  You can’t be serious!

    By Marc Ballon

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    David Zucker, the producer and director of "Airplane," "The Naked Gun" and "Scary Movie 4," embraced the Republican Party in 2004 and voted for President Bush, largely because of security concerns. Once a liberal activist and campaign adviser to President Bill Clinton, he made a...