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  • Where Jeb Bush’s Jewish backers go from here

    February 22, 2016 | 10:25 am

    Many of Jeb Bush’s supporters and longtime friends expressed their disappointment in the outcome that caused the former Florida governor to suspend his campaign on Saturday night.

    “I’m very disappointed that the rest of America didn’t agree with me, but they certainly spoke,” ...

  • Son of George Soros launches Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC…and it’s not about Israel

    By Jared Sichel

    April 21, 2015 | 7:40 pm

    A Jewish political action committee  (PAC) devoted solely to promoting progressive stances on domestic issues in the United States was launched April 21 by the nonprofit Bend the Arc. The new PAC is the first of its kind among this country’s more than 30 Jewish PACs, most of which...

  • ‘Ready for Hillary’ launches Jewish outreach

    June 6, 2014 | 1:24 pm

    A political action committee preparing the ground for a Hillary Rodham Clinton run for the presidency launched a Jewish outreach.

    Jewish Americans Ready for Hillary launched on Tuesday afternoon, just before the Shavuot holiday.

    It is attached to Ready for Hillary, a so-called...

  • Super Pacs, Democracy, and This Imperfect Union

    By Aryeh Cohen

    February 15, 2013 | 7:39 am

    The practice of democracy, the practice by which we may form a more perfect union, is not that different from the practice by which we try to move in deliberate but halting steps toward a more just world that embraces the presence of God. The practice of democracy does not begin at...

  • Pro-Sherman mailer labeled 'despicable' may have ties to former Sherman staffer

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    A pro-Brad Sherman mailer sent out in October to Republican voters in the San Fernando Valley’s new 30th Congressional district features a shadowy and ominous-looking image of Rep. Howard Berman, Sherman’s Democratic opponent for Congress, shown alongside Rep. Maxine Waters...

  • Adelsons again donate $500K to Super PAC supporting Boteach

    October 16, 2012 | 8:15 am

    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife for a second time have given $500,000 to a Super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s bid for Congress.

    The Adelsons gave the money to the Patriot Prosperity PAC, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the...

  • Soros pledges $1 million to Obama Super PAC

    October 1, 2012 | 9:49 am

    Billionaire George Soros pledged $1 million to a Super PAC supporting President Obama.

    The donation reported over the weekend by The New York Times will go to Priorities USA Action. It reportedly was announced Sept. 27 at a luncheon held by the Democracy Alliance, a group of...

  • Netanyahu featured in new anti-Obama ad [VIDEO]

    September 20, 2012 | 10:10 am

    A pro-Romney Super PAC is using Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warnings about Iran in an anti-Obama ad in South Florida.

    "The fact is that every day that passes, Iran gets closer and closer to nuclear bombs," Netanyahu says in the ad, in a clip from a news conference...

  • In new TV ad, Sherman tries to differentiate himself from Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 14, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) has a new ad that’s airing on cable TV (see the video here) in the Valley that attempts to draw a sharper distinction between himself and Rep. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) in the race to represent the newly redrawn 30th congressional district in...

  • Can't buy me love

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    March 15, 2012 | 10:39 am

    It feels like spring, but there’s little love in the air for Mitt Romney.  The GOP frontrunner expected to have his party’s nomination sewn up by now so he could focus on sending Barack Obama back to Chicago.  But too many Republicans just can’t find it in their hearts to embrace the...

  • Tiny Super PAC targets circumcision, Islam, red-light cameras, cremation

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 8, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    Something about the description of the American Phoenix Super PAC made me all but certain that the person behind it had some Jewish connection. It was two things, actually, both included in the Super PAC’s 23-item “statement of purpose”:

    2. Ban circumcision before the age of 18...

  • Adelson denies involvement in special caucus

    January 31, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has denied involvement in the decision to hold a special Republican caucus in a Nevada county to accommodate Sabbath-observant Jewish voters.

    Clark County last week moved its Feb. 4 caucus to 7 p.m., six hours after the state’s totals are scheduled to be...

  • Could candidate pledges curtail the influence of Super PACs?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 24, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    If 2012 is the year when the independent expenditure groups known as Super PACs went mainstream, it could also be the year when an imperfect tool—the bilateral candidate pledge—emerged as a way to limit their power.

    This week, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, a Republican, and...

  • Miriam Adelson gives $5 million to Gingrich Super PAC

    January 24, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Miriam Adelson, the wife of casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson, has donated $5 million to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination.

    The donation matches one given earlier this month by her husband to Winning Our Future, an independent...

  • What Can the Adelsons Buy Next ? (Newt?)

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 23, 2012 | 9:21 pm

    The New York Times is reporting tonight that Dr. Miriam Adelson, wife of Sheldon Adelson, has donated $5 million to the Super Pac supporting Newt Gingrich’s Florida primary campaign; this is on top of the $5 million that Sheldon Adelson gave to Gingrich to support the same Super PAC...