(JTA) — The overarching narrative from Tuesday night’s pivotal midterm election slate was clear by Wednesday morning: the Republican Party’s hopes of a sweeping...
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to name his running mate in the next two weeks, and while the list of contenders has changed constantly for months, most reports have now whittled the group of front-runners down to Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Susan Rice, Karen Bass, Tammy Duckworth and Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Barack Obama won’t show up on the vote tallies after polls close in Florida’s Republican primary on Jan. 31, but the president\'s supporters already are waging a fight for the Sunshine State. Democrats are rolling out a campaign to rival any of the GOP candidates, with a particular focus on the state’s substantial Jewish community.
Mitt Romney won New Hampshire\'s primary race, with Ron Paul second and Jon Huntsman third.
Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich stood by his assertion that the Palestinians are an \"invented people,\" drawing criticism from other GOP candidates.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of the nation\'s third-largest city as it prepares to chart a new course without the retiring Richard M. Daley.
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot for mayor of Chicago, saying in a unanimous decision that he meets the state\'s residency requirements despite spending most of the last year as White House chief of staff.
When Thomas L. Kilbride, the chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, studied the legal briefs in the case over Rahm Emanuel’s eligibility to run for mayor, the name of one lawyer involved in the residency dispute should have been familiar to Mr. Kilbride: Michael J. Kasper.
Everybody knows by now that California swam against the tide on Election Day, giving Democrats a near sweep of statewide offices. But what’s even more important is what this will mean for national governance over the next two years.
The speech that Russ Feingold gave to end his career in the U.S. Senate was much like his career itself: by turns crystal clear, obscure, ornery, defiant and gracious -- and quoting a fellow Great Plains Jew to boot.
Voters in three Boston-area districts backed a nonbinding resolution supporting Palestinian rights in Israel.
The following is a list of the 40 Jewish members -- 12 senators and 28 representatives -- who are expected to serve in the 112th U.S. Congress, which is set to convene in January 2011:
Brown_projected_winner Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown is projected to become the next governor of California, based on early returns and exit poll results. With 16% of the state\'s precincts reporting, Brown holds a 49% to 46% lead over Republican Meg Whitman. The Los Angeles Times is projecting Brown as the winner of the race, based on those returns and exit poll results.
A historic Republican sweep of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has propelled Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip, to the verge of becoming the highest-ranking Jewish lawmaker in U.S. political history.
Sen. Barbara Boxer declared victory Tuesday night as votes were still being tallied and her Republican opponent, Carly Fiorina, refused to concede the race.
In a year dominated by brash political novices, 72-year-old veteran Jerry Brown propelled himself back into the governor\'s office Tuesday with a mix of guile, good luck and timing.
GOP gains have sent five Jewish Democrats to defeat and have the only Jewish Republican in Congress poised to become majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. A Jewish Democrat won the open U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut.
When \"Saturday Night Live\" alum “Father Guido Sarducci,\" delivering the benediction at Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity, ran through a list of religions seeking the true faith, Judaism received the biggest applause.
One thing to be said for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Restore Sanity and/or Fear Rally today in Washington: they didn’t pull the transparent trick that Glenn back did last month with his Restore Honor Rally. Beck, the right-wing talker, used his supposedly non-partisan rally to rather blatantly sling a right-wing political agenda. Notch.
On Oct. 30, as talk-show host Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert’s March to Keep Fear Alive take place in Washington, D.C., they will be simulcast at a Los Angeles rally at the Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park.
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