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Sanders blasts 'demogogue' Trump, backs Clinton

Sanders blasts 'demogogue' Trump, backs Clinton

Bernie Sanders uses Democratic National Convention speech to call for party unity - but not everyone was buying it.Michael Mathes, 25/07/2016 21:57
Wasserman Schultz drops out of convention

Wasserman Schultz drops out of convention

In surprise move, after insisting she would address the Democratic National Convention no matter what, DNC chairwoman gives in to pressure.JTA, 25/07/2016 21:42
5 things to expect from Bernie Sanders at the DNC

5 things to expect from Bernie Sanders at the DNC

When Sanders began his campaign, no one expected him to make it so far; at the Democratic Convention, he'll seek to make his message heard.Ben Sales, 25/07/2016 21:38
Democrats' convention starts under cloud

Democrats' convention starts under cloud

Donald Trump surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in latest polls, as backlash continues over leaked Democrat email scandal.Michael Mathes, 25/07/2016 20:02
Leaked emails threaten image of Democrat unity

Leaked emails threaten image of Democrat unity

Revelations of Clinton campaign's attempt to derail Sanders cast shadow over attempts to portray unity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2016 21:00
Abner Mikva, presidential mentor, dies at 90

Abner Mikva, presidential mentor, dies at 90

Mikva served as federal judge and congressman, as well as mentor to Obama and many other Chicago Democrats.JTA, 07/07/2016 09:26
Clinton, Sanders find common ground on Israel

Clinton, Sanders find common ground on Israel

Delegates to Democratic Party's platform drafting committee say it must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians.JTA, 24/06/2016 04:32
Both Jewish 25-year-olds bidding for Congress fail

Both Jewish 25-year-olds bidding for Congress fail

Erin Schrode - who faced anti-Semitic onslaught - and Alex Law lose primaries to Democratic incumbents in California, NJ.JTA, 09/06/2016 12:33
J Street calls for 'balanced position' on Israel

J Street calls for 'balanced position' on Israel

J Street echoing Sanders’ push to make Democratic platform more balanced when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.JTA, 07/06/2016 02:12
Clinton's silence on anti-Israel platform fight

Clinton's silence on anti-Israel platform fight

Clinton refuses to comment on Sanders' press for pro-Palestinian party platform, in a calculated move given shifting Democratic sentiments.Ari Yashar, 01/06/2016 08:24
Report: Dems debating ouster of Wasserman Schultz

Report: Dems debating ouster of Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz facing a backlash from the hard-left of her party for her clashes with Bernie Sanders.JTA, 26/05/2016 11:10
Sanders wants Dem platform to back Palestinians

Sanders wants Dem platform to back Palestinians

Democratic presidential candidate wants 'Palestinian rights' to figure more prominently in his party's official platform.JTA, 22/05/2016 14:55
How NY Jews set stage for Clinton-Trump showdown

How NY Jews set stage for Clinton-Trump showdown

Large Jewish communities key for primary results in the Eastern states.Ron Kampeas, 20/04/2016 21:34
Jews set to hand Clinton Florida

Jews set to hand Clinton Florida

Sanders has been absent from densely Jewish Miami, Palm Beach and Boca Raton counties. Polls predict 2:1 victory for Clinton.Gil Ronen, 14/03/2016 20:44
Watch: Sanders denies poor white people exist

Watch: Sanders denies poor white people exist

Asked about racial blind spots, Bernie Sanders says, 'when you're white you don't know what it's like to live in a ghetto or be poor.'Ari Yashar, 07/03/2016 16:12
Pro-Iran Deal Resolution Shot Down in Dem. Group

Pro-Iran Deal Resolution Shot Down in Dem. Group

While President Obama tries to sell his Iran deal to the American people, he is having trouble selling it to members of his own party.Yaakov Levi , 31/08/2015 01:12
Democratic Chair Stumped: Are We Socialist?

Democratic Chair Stumped: Are We Socialist?

Watch: Democratic National Committee chair on national TV unable to answer 'what's the difference between Democrat and socialist?'Ari Yashar, 31/07/2015 10:45
AIPAC Forms Lobbying Group Against Iran Deal

AIPAC Forms Lobbying Group Against Iran Deal

Powerful US pro-Israel lobby has created Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran in effort to influence Congress against recent deal.Cynthia Blank, 19/07/2015 10:57
WSJ: Obama's Iran 'Obsession' Sunk the Democrats

WSJ: Obama's Iran 'Obsession' Sunk the Democrats

Deputy editor Henninger assesses how Obama's Iran 'legacy' will turn into another hostage crisis-like fiasco a la Carter for his party.Ari Yashar, 24/04/2015 15:03
Amplified Partisanship Splits American Jews

Amplified Partisanship Splits American Jews

Daniel Pipes highlights that some Americans, including Jews, are becoming fiercer critics of Netanyahu than even Israeli liberals.Gedalyah Reback, 31/03/2015 11:48
Senator Feinstein is another Rabbi Wise

Senator Feinstein is another Rabbi Wise

Rabbi Stephen Wise, WJC president in WWII, kept quiet about the genocide about which he was informed. Six million Jews paid the price. Mark Langfan, 22/03/2015 07:35
NY Rep 'Backed Out of Klinghoffer Protest'

NY Rep 'Backed Out of Klinghoffer Protest'

Republican nominee for Congress slams Democratic rival who he says opted out of speaking at protest against Met's anti-Semitic opera.Gil Ronen, 22/09/2014 20:47
Republicans: Obama is 'All Talk and No Action'

Republicans: Obama is 'All Talk and No Action'

Republican lawmakers called on President Obama to stop threatening Putin and take some action.Elad Benari, 03/03/2014 05:15
Did Sarah Palin Predict Current Ukraine Trouble?

Did Sarah Palin Predict Current Ukraine Trouble?

Sarah Palin warned in 2008 that if Obama were elected, Putin would be encouraged to invade Ukraine. At the time, she was mocked.Elad Benari, 02/03/2014 05:16
AIPAC Backs Down from Support of Sanctions

AIPAC Backs Down from Support of Sanctions

Pro-Israel lobby says Congress should wait before passing new sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/02/2014 22:00
Kerry Rules Out 2016 Presidential Run

Kerry Rules Out 2016 Presidential Run

"This is my last stop," says Secretary of State about his current position.Elad Benari, 06/02/2014 04:44
House Democrats Support Obama Against Sanctions

House Democrats Support Obama Against Sanctions

Reps. Lloyd Doggett and David Price mobilizing their colleagues against a bill to slap more sanctions on Iran.Elad Benari, 04/02/2014 06:16
Senator: Can't Let Israel Determine About War

Senator: Can't Let Israel Determine About War

Senator Feinstein causes outrage after declaring that "we cannot let Israel determine when and where the United States goes to war."Elad Benari, 16/01/2014 06:08
Senate Democrats to Wait with Iran Sanctions Bill

Senate Democrats to Wait with Iran Sanctions Bill

Senate Majority Leader Reid wants to see how the Iran-West deal is played out before bringing new sanctions to a vote.Elad Benari, 15/01/2014 04:10
14 U.S. Senators Plan New Sanctions on Iran

14 U.S. Senators Plan New Sanctions on Iran

Bipartisan group of 14 senators says they plan to slap new set of sanctions on Iran after the Thanksgiving break.Elad Benari, 22/11/2013 04:16
Biden: Iran Sanctions Relief Will be Modest

Biden: Iran Sanctions Relief Will be Modest

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden briefs Democratic senators on the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program.Elad Benari, 21/11/2013 04:43
Senate, House Approve Deal to End Shutdown

Senate, House Approve Deal to End Shutdown

The short-term bill will end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.Elad Benari, 17/10/2013 05:36
Boehner: Obama Insisting On Our Surrender

Boehner: Obama Insisting On Our Surrender

U.S. House Speaker rejects Obama’s stance that he’ll talk to Republicans only after the partial government shutdown ends.Elad Benari, 09/10/2013 03:14
Obama: Raise the Debt Ceiling Or We're in Trouble

Obama: Raise the Debt Ceiling Or We're in Trouble

President Barack Obama says the U.S. economy risks a “very deep recession” if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling.Elad Benari, 09/10/2013 00:15
White House to Support Retroactive Pay

White House to Support Retroactive Pay

White House says it will support legislation that would retroactively pay federal workers who have been furloughed due to the shutdown.Elad Benari, Canada, 04/10/2013 23:06
Obama 'Exasperated' by Shutdown

Obama 'Exasperated' by Shutdown

President Barack Obama announces he won't negotiate with the Republicans until they end the government shutdown.Elad Benari, 03/10/2013 02:12
House Passes Budget Offer

House Passes Budget Offer

Shutdown getting closer: House approves a counterproposal to rein in ObamaCare and fund the government, then the Senate rejects it.Elad Benari, 01/10/2013 04:46
US  Lawmakers to Unveil Rival Budgets

US Lawmakers to Unveil Rival Budgets

Democrats will unveil their first budget in four years this week in the US Senate as House Republicans put forward their own blueprint, 12/03/2013 15:33
Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

Senate Confirms Hagel as Secretary of Defense

The U.S. Senate confirms Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, ending an acrimonious nominations process.Elad Benari, 27/02/2013 01:12
NJDC 'Confident' Hagel Will Follow Obama's Lead

NJDC 'Confident' Hagel Will Follow Obama's Lead

The National Jewish Democratic Council issued a statement saying it is confident that Chuck Hagel will follow Obama's "pro-Israel" lead. Rachel Hirshfeld , 07/01/2013 20:48
House Balks at Endorsing Fiscal Cliff Deal

House Balks at Endorsing Fiscal Cliff Deal

Republicans angry that fiscal cliff deal raises taxes on the rich but does nothing to cut social programs that swell the deficit., 02/01/2013 02:15
U.S.: Deal Reached to Avert 'Fiscal Cliff'

U.S.: Deal Reached to Avert 'Fiscal Cliff'

The White House and top Republicans have struck a deal to avert huge New Year tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff".Elad Benari, 01/01/2013 05:13
U.S. to Miss Fiscal Cliff Deadline

U.S. to Miss Fiscal Cliff Deadline

U.S. lawmakers miss their deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff come close a deal to ease the worst impact of the crisis., 01/01/2013 02:44
Obama: Tax Must Rise for the Rich

Obama: Tax Must Rise for the Rich

In his first speech since being re-elected this week, U.S. President Barack Obama claims a mandate to raise taxes on the rich.Elad Benari, Canada, 09/11/2012 22:00
Jewish Democrats Grayson, Frankel Win in Florida

Jewish Democrats Grayson, Frankel Win in Florida

Lois Frankel and Alan Grayson, both Jewish Democrats, won congressional seats in Florida. Rachel Hirshfeld, 07/11/2012 19:07
Adelson: I Didn't Leave Democrats; They Left Me

Adelson: I Didn't Leave Democrats; They Left Me

"There is now a visceral anti-Israel movement among rank-and-file Democrats," writes Sheldon Adelson in The Wall Street Journal. Rachel Hirshfeld, 05/11/2012 15:50
Obama Aide Dismisses Iowa Paper's Endorsement

Obama Aide Dismisses Iowa Paper's Endorsement

Obama's deputy campaign manager dismissed the Des Moines Register endorsement of Romney, saying it was not “based at all in reality.” Rachel Hirshfeld, 29/10/2012 13:21
Dems Join Israel, Slam EU for Plan Visit to Iran

Dems Join Israel, Slam EU for Plan Visit to Iran

Senate Democrats on Wednesday strongly urged their European Union counterparts to cancel a planned trip to Iran.Rachel Hirshfeld , 18/10/2012 09:34
NY Democratic Politician Warns Jewish Voters

NY Democratic Politician Warns Jewish Voters

The candid interview with NY politician Dov Hikind that shocked Democrats across the U.S. as the Assemblyman warns Jewish voters. Chana Ya'ar, 04/10/2012 08:20
Biden Gaffe: Democrats 'Buried' Middle Class

Biden Gaffe: Democrats 'Buried' Middle Class

Vice President Joe Biden suggests the middle class has been "buried" during the last four years. Republicans agree.Elad Benari, 03/10/2012 04:23
Jewish Dems Warn PM to Stay Out of US Election

Jewish Dems Warn PM to Stay Out of US Election

A number of leading Jewish Democrats are warning Israel to keep out of the upcoming U.S. elections. Rachel Hirshfeld , 24/09/2012 16:09
Carter's Grandson: Family Honor Caused Romney Leak

Carter's Grandson: Family Honor Caused Romney Leak

Grandson of former president Jimmy Carter said he helped leak a secretly recorded video that has become most recent setback for Romney.Rachel Hirshfeld, 19/09/2012 11:32
G-d and Jerusalem Resurrected

G-d and Jerusalem Resurrected

It looks unlikely that Democrats who care for Jerusalem as Israel's capital might lightheartedly vote for Obama. Italian MP writes about the DNC changeabout.MP Fiamma Nirenstein, 11/09/2012 15:50
'Removing G-d From Coins, Like Alien Attack'

'Removing G-d From Coins, Like Alien Attack'

Obama campaign rebuffed claims by GOP that it would “take G-d off our coins,” saying such a move is as likely as aliens attacking Florida.Rachel Hirshfeld , 10/09/2012 14:04
GOP Congressman Apologizes for Holocaust Remarks

GOP Congressman Apologizes for Holocaust Remarks

U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) apologized after invoking the Holocaust in reference to federal student loans.Rachel Hirshfeld , 09/09/2012 20:29
Jewish Candidate Accused of Nazi 'Big Lie'

Jewish Candidate Accused of Nazi 'Big Lie'

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) released a new ad against his Republican rival Josh Mandel, accusing him of using the “big lie” Nazi strategyRachel Hirshfeld, 09/09/2012 13:59
New GOP Ad Blasts Democrats on Jerusalem

New GOP Ad Blasts Democrats on Jerusalem

New Republican Jewish Coalition ad highlights DNC's platform reversal, says party is "split when it comes to supporting Israel"Rachel Hirshfeld, 09/09/2012 12:36