Thursday, September 24, 2020



A Jewish Guide to Joe Biden’s VP Short List

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.

In Dick We Trust

We already know how Republicans will run against Hillary Clinton, because Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is busily banging that drum.

Factor: Why is Romney better than Obama?

For quite some time now, our Israel Factor panel has seemed to believe that of all the GOP candidates Mitt Romney is the best...

Republicans—and Democrats—pitch to Florida’s Jews

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.

Romney wins in New Hampshire; strong showings for Paul, Huntsman

Mitt Romney won New Hampshire\'s primary race, with Ron Paul second and Jon Huntsman third.

Gingrich sticks by Palestinian comment, draws rebukes from GOP candidates

Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich stood by his assertion that the Palestinians are an \"invented people,\" drawing criticism from other GOP candidates.

Cain suspends campaign

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain suspended his campaign following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Rahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayor’s Race: Outright Victory Means No Runoff

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.

Rahm Emanuel elected mayor of Chicago

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago.

Illinois Supreme Court: Rahm Emanuel on Chicago mayor ballot

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.

Emanuel’s campaign had connections to power

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.

California’s big chance on the national stage

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.

As Feingold exits, Senate loses a principled liberal

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.

Giffords ekes out victory, Altschuler in play

Two Jewish congressional hopefuls -- a Democratic incumbent and a Republican seeking his first term -- may have won seats by narrow margins.

Boston-area towns back pro-Palestinian resolutions

Voters in three Boston-area districts backed a nonbinding resolution supporting Palestinian rights in Israel.

GOP sweep makes one Jew a star, unseats and disempowers many others

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.

ELECTION RESULTS: Brown’s history, personality lead to victory

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.

Prop. 19 goes up in smoke [VIDEO]

After taking a serious look at legalizing marijuana, Californians voted Tuesday to reject Proposition 19, which would have made the state the first to allow the drug to be sold for recreational use.

The Chosen: Jewish members in the 112th U.S. Congress

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:

Cantor rising as GOP takes House, several Jewish Dems out, Blumenthal in

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.

ELECTION RESULTS: Jerry Brown projected winner in California governor’s race

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.

ELECTION RESULTS: Barbara Boxer claims victory as Carly Fiorina refuses to concede

Sen. Barbara Boxer declared victory Tuesday night as votes were still being tallied and her Republican opponent, Carly Fiorina, refused to concede the race.

Jews at Jon Stewart’s ‘sanity’ rally find plenty of like-minded

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.

On Election Day, Jewish Dems face challenges

Several Jewish Democratic incumbents are fighting for their political survival as Americans head to the polls.

Meg or Jerry?

Read our coverage of the upcoming election, starting with the Op/Eds on the gubernatorial race.  Coverage continues with Prop. 19 and the rest of...

Sanity rally: Now that we are all friends, what do we do?

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.

Jon Stewart fans to bring rally to restore sanity to Los Angeles

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.

Why I support Jerry Brown for governor

For California’s Jewish voters, the gubernatorial contest represents a clear choice between a candidate, Jerry Brown, who has a proven track record of support for Israel and a robust commitment to the progressive Jewish values of tikkun olam, and his opponent, Meg Whitman, who has a thin public record that tells little about her views toward Israel or her commitment to the ethical values of tikkun olam.

Startup Governor: Meg Whitman

If Meg Whitman is elected governor of California, hers could become a crucial bully pulpit for the future of the U.S.-Israel relationship. She is running to lead a state that — more than any other in our nation — is the central battleground in the effort to delegitimize Israel. And she is uniquely equipped to take on this anti-Israel campaign.

New Articles

Facebook, YouTube Shut Down SFSU Leila Khaled Event

A day earlier, Zoom said its platform couldn't used for the event.

UN Ambassador Says Another Peace Agreement With Arab Nation Is Coming in ‘Next Day or Two’

She also said that "others are going to be following.”

Rabbi Takes on L.A. County Over High Holy Days

The county had implemented a coronavirus health order that specifically called out having dinner with extended family and friends “to honor the high holidays (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur).”

A Year After the Halle Terror Attack, Jews Who Were There Are Still Looking for Answers

They feel like the local police and media don't fully understand the situation at hand.

Trump Quoted as Saying That Jews Are ‘Only in It for Themselves’

The quote was part of a longer report in The Washington Post.

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