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

    4 days 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....

  • Five questions Jews should asking after Iowa

    4 days ago

    The Iowa caucuses are over — and the first real test of the presidential candidates’ viability gave us more questions than answers.

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, won the Republican caucus, relegating Donald Trump, the real estate billionaire, to second place. Both Trump and Cruz ran...

  • Adelsons each give maximum $2,700 to Cruz campaign

    5 days ago

    Sheldon and Miriam Adelson each gave the maximum $2,700 to the presidential campaign of Ted Cruz, suggesting the power couple was leaning toward endorsing the Texas senator in the Republican race.

    The Adelsons’ donations, the maximum allowed for direct donations to a campaign,...

  • Bernie Sanders dominates social media conversation on Iowa

    5 days ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dominated overall conversation about the Iowa caucuses on Facebook Inc. on Monday, the social network said. 

    From midnight to noon CST, 42.2 percent of conversations about the caucuses was about the senator from Vermont, compared...

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  • In GOP debate, Rubio reiterates pledge to revoke Iran nuclear deal

    1 week ago

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reiterated his pledge to revoke the nuclear deal struck last year with Iran and defended his proposal to shut down mosques where radical speech is reported.

    “When I am president of the United States, if there is some place in this country where radical...

  • Letters to the editor: Ted Cruz, Cologne and more Jewish L.A. options

    1 week ago

    Controversial Cruz

    I am a senior and a U.S. Navy veteran and was born and raised in New York, in the city and in the Westchester suburbs. Shame on you for your comments about Jews believing in gay rights, abortions, gun controls climate change and environmental protection (“Cruz...

  • Ahead of the Iowa caucus: A Jewish guide to the presidential candidates

    2 weeks ago

    Next Tuesday, Iowans will gather to launch the 2016 presidential election with an arcane ritual — the caucus.

    In living rooms and meeting halls throughout the state, caucus-goers will group themselves into clusters according to which presidential candidate they favor. By the end...

  • On Trump and New York values

    2 weeks ago

    Having been born and bred in Brooklyn, I found Senator Ted Cruz’s categorization of The Donald’s values as “New York Values” interesting.  From birth until age 25 I lived in the city.  New York was all I knew and, it seemed, was all there was to know.

    Ironically, during those 25...

  • Cruz control

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    We know Ted Cruz is a hypocrite. The urgent question before us is whether he is an anti-Semitic hypocrite.

    By now, everyone has heard and regurgitated the Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate’s assertion that Donald Trump “comes from New York and he embodies New...

  • Republican debaters snipe at one another, Obama’s Iran policy

    3 weeks ago

    Republican candidates continued to slam President Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton on Iran policy.

    The debate Thursday night in Charleston, S.C., broadcast by the Fox Business Channel, was, as anticipated, a lively bout between 10 candidates eager to survive the primaries...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • When candidates cry

    By Rob Eshman

    January 5, 2016 | 4:38 pm

    On the presidential campaign trail this month, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie shed real tears and moved millions speaking personally about loved ones  who have struggled with drug addiction. Former Florida Gov. Bush spoke about how he never expected to see his...

  • This is probably Israel’s choice for the 2016 election

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm

    It’s been a long long, time since Israel had a year prior to a presidential election in the United States when Israel didn’t have to worry. Of course, Israel does not get to have a “candidate” in a US election, but it does have preferences. And it’s been a long time since Israel’s...

  • Cruz: Obama treating Israel, Americans as enemies with NSA surveillance program

    December 30, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of treating Americans and Israel as enemies after a report revealed that the NSA intercepted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conversations with members of U.S. Congress the past two...

  • Ted Cruz aims to liberate GOP from ‘crazy’ neoconservatives

    December 29, 2015 | 8:41 am

    Ted Cruz wants to make sure you understand: “Republican” and “neoconservative” are no longer synonymous.

    The Texas senator, inching up to second place behind front-runner Donald Trump in the polls just weeks before the Iowa caucuses, has launched a broadside against the “crazy”...

  • 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...

  • Three strategies for Sheldon Adelson in dealing with the Trump conundrum

    December 15, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    For months, Republican Party insiders have speculated who Sheldon Adelson, the pro-Israel billionaire, will back in the GOP presidential primary.

    Now there’s a follow-up question: How does Donald Trump’s continued perch atop the polls scramble the casino magnate’s calculations?

    ...
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

    ...
  • No unity in labeling the Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist’

    November 12, 2015 | 3:15 pm

    This post originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    In the halls of power of both the United States and the United Kingdom, renewed discussions have been taking place over the status of the organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood. In Washington, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), a...

  • Rubio and Paul clash over defense budget, Syria

    November 11, 2015 | 9:28 am

    Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul clashed over the necessity of increasing the defense budget while arguing for a smaller government during the 4th Republican presidential debate on Tuesday.

    During a discussion over tax reform, Paul attacked Rubio over his childcare tax credit...

  • U.S. decries ‘loss of innocent life, Israeli or Palestinian’

    October 13, 2015 | 10:59 am

    The State Department expressed its concerns about escalating violence in Israel on the day of deadly terror attacks against Israelis.

    Three Israelis were killed and more than 20 injured in a rash of attacks on Tuesday. Two of the assailants were killed during the attacks, and a...

  • Moving and shaking: ‘Iran: What Now?’, LEAP Foundation and more

    By Ryan Torok

    August 6, 2015 | 10:22 am

    Dalia Dassa Kaye, director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and a senior political scientist at the Rand Corp.; former U.S. Congressmember Mel Levine; and Omri Ceren, senior adviser at the Israel Project, participated in an Aug. 2 debate at Beth Jacob Congregation titled...

  • Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric

    July 27, 2015 | 3:24 pm

    President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump on Monday for their blunt rhetoric about the Iran nuclear agreement and other issues, calling it damaging to political debate.

    Huckabee, one of more than a dozen candidates vying...

  • Daily Kickoff: Rubio leads Adelson primary | Ressler buys the Hawks | Slang of the Diamond District

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    April 23, 2015 | 5:47 am

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    TOP TALKER: "White House Mending Fences With Netanyahu" by Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "After simmering tensions gave way to open hostility between the two leaders this year, the White House is working...
  • Daily Kickoff: Cruz woos Orthodox Jews | Rubio woos Indian Creek Jews | Holocaust Remembrance Day

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    April 16, 2015 | 6:08 am

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    IRAN BILL BATTLE: "Congress’s Role in Iran Nuclear Deal Shows Limits of Obama’s Power" by Peter Baker: "In his assertions of executive power to advance his agenda in an era of gridlock,...
  • Some Passover reflections

    April 7, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    I love Passover. It's one of my very favorite Jewish holidays. For more than 3 score years I have enjoyed the richness of the rituals, the exotic and tasty food, and the story about a struggle for freedom, some would say a never-ending struggle, and I won't argue...
  • The Republican road to the White House runs through Israel

    March 30, 2015 | 11:03 am

    As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) announced on Monday that he is running for president, his Virginia audience cheered. He dropped applause line after applause line on some 10,000 students at Liberty University, which bills itself as the largest Christian university in the world.

    Cruz...

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