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  • Cantor’s loss leaves Jewish Republicans bereft

    June 11, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Eric Cantor’s defeat in one constituency, Virginia’s 7th Congressional district, triggered mourning among another: Republican Jews.

    Since 2009, Rep. Cantor (R-Va.) has been the only Jewish Republican in Congress. After the 2010 GOP takeover of the House, he became the majority...

  • House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffers shocking loss to Tea Party rival

    June 10, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost to a Tea Party challenger on Tuesday in a stunning Republican primary upset that sent shockwaves through Congress and gave the conservative movement a landmark victory.

    Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of...

  • Congressional races: Republican Jewish hopefuls defeated, new faces for House Dems

    November 7, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is no closer to having a minyan. The majority leader will remain the sole Jewish member of his party’s caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    In a generally rough night for Republicans, the party's top Jewish congressional prospects all went down to...

  • Last pushes for Jewish votes in Ohio, other swing states stir emotions

    November 5, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    The family wedding. The entrance to the local synagogue. The future of Israel. Your precious grandchild.

    In the final days of what has been a close and bitterly contested election, it’s not so much that nothing is sacred in the fight for the Jewish vote. It’s that little that is...

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  • A Jew tours for Mitt Romney

    By Dennis Prager

    November 1, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    I spent last week speaking to thousands of Romney supporters in four “battleground” states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Virginia. I traveled with my Salem Radio Network colleagues Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved and the actor Jon Voight, one of the few Hollywood stars who is a...

  • Presidential candidates’ Jewish surrogates debate in Virginia

    October 11, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Prominent Jewish surrogates for President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney tackled domestic issues and foreign affairs during a cordial debate in Northern Virginia.

    Former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), representing Obama, faced off against Dov Zakheim, an under secretary...

  • Romney and Santorum in stalemate on Super Tuesday

    March 6, 2012 | 9:02 pm

    Mitt Romney failed to land a knockout blow against rival Rick Santorum on “Super Tuesday,” raising the prospect of a drawn-out battle for the Republican presidential nomination between the party’s establishment and its grassroots conservatives.

    Santorum and Romney were neck-and-neck...

  • Super Tuesday election results by state

    March 6, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    Georgia -

    Gingrich

    Gingrich wins Republican primary in Georgia, TV networks project

    Newt Gingrich won the Republican presidential primary in his home state of Georgia, TV networks projected on Tuesday, giving the former congressman his second victory of the primary season.

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  • Jews shaken by strong East Coast earthquake

    August 23, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    Jewish centers and synagogues were evacuated as a result of the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was felt throughout the East Coast, the Forward reports.

    Staffers at synagogues in Washington D.C. and Richmond, Va., the city closest to the epicenter, tried to calm one another’s...

  • 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattles U.S. East Coast, no deaths reported

    August 23, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    A strong earthquake struck the U.S. East Coast and was felt as far away as Canada on Tuesday, shaking buildings in many cities, delaying flights and trains and sending thousands of frightened workers into the streets.

    There were no reports of major damage or injuries from the 5.9...

  • Worker employed by Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s wife is arrested

    November 1, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    Israeli police arrested a foreign worker accused of being employed illegally by Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s wife.

    The Filipina, known as Virginia, was arrested Sunday in Tel Aviv in a joint raid with the Oz immigration unit, Haaretz reported.

    Barak’s wife, Nili Priel, admitted...

  • McCain campaign checks out sole Jewish Republican Congressman as possible VP

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 5, 2008 | 8:40 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor bridges two unlikely constituencies, say those hoping to see the Virginia Republican on John McCain's presidential ticket: Jews and hard-core, red state conservatives.

    Pressed, however, these Cantor devotees admit there's not much between...
  • Everyone’s Jewish—until proven otherwise

    By Charles Krauthammer

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Strange doings in Virginia. George Allen, former governor, one-term senator, son of a famous football coach and in the midst of a heated battle for reelection, has just been outed as a Jew.
     
    An odd turn of events, given that his having Jewish origins has nothing to do with anything...
  • Songs of the South

    By Keren Engelberg

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    It appears Fox TV's "American Idol" has a Jewish contestant heading to the finals. Twenty-seven-year-old Elliott Yamin from Virginia, auditioned for the pop star search and singing competition in Boston, and has gone on to make it into the top 24, and then, on March 9, into the top...