Hillary Clinton

Gender Wars On The Trail

Religion tests millennials’ views on hot-button issues.

05/11/2016 - 08:54
Staff Writer

With presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump calling out Hillary Clinton for “playing the woman card,” it seems all but certain that gender will be a key issue in the general election.

A highly charged aspect of the gender issue — the kind of feminism that emerges in the wake of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ historic appeal to millennial women — has particular resonance in the Jewish community.

Columbia University Students forHillary group: Feminism and politics colliding. Courtesy of Columbia Students for Hillary

After Ted Cruz Drops Out, Donald Trump Is The Presumptive Republican Nominee For President

05/04/2016 - 10:58
JTA

Washington — Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee for president after trouncing his opponents in Indiana, driving Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, out of the race.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking during an election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station in Indiana. JTA

Maryland’s Wild Primary And Other Snapshots From The ‘Other’ Super Tuesday

04/26/2016 - 13:50
JTA

Maryland goes to the polls Tuesday – one of five states where the two remaining candidates in the Democratic presidential race and the three in the Republican race are facing off.

Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards, D-Md., participating in a Democratic forum at the Woodlawn Senior Center. JTA

Sanders Crosses A Line

Bernie, Hillary and the new Israel debate.

04/19/2016 - 11:15

Well, now we know why Bernie Sanders chose not to address the AIPAC policy conference in Washington last month. His views on Israel and the Mideast conflict would have made him the target of the large, vocal audience, passionately supportive of Jerusalem.

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) at the CNN Democratic Debate in Brooklyn, on April 14, 2016. Getty Images

Hillary Clinton Links Her Policies To ‘Ancient Lessons’ Of Passover Before NY Primary

04/19/2016 - 10:54

The day before the New York presidential primaries, Hillary Clinton distributed an essay linking her policies to the “ancient lessons” of Passover.

In the essay, sent out to Jewish and other media in English, Yiddish and Hebrew on Monday, Clinton highlighted her record on religious freedom, state benefits, Israel and global justice – and pledged to continue that work as president.

Hillary Clinton campaigning at a Bronx Organizing Event in New York City, April 13, 2016. JTA

In NY Debate, Bernie And Hillary Spar Over The Meaning Of ‘Pro-Israel’

04/19/2016 - 10:46

Bernie Sanders accused Hillary Clinton of neglecting the Palestinians, and Clinton said her rival was more prone to criticizing than solving problems when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Rav Kasich, Talmudic Scholar

That newly-minted Talmudic scholar, John Kasich, explained to a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews at a matzo factory last week that the paschal lamb of Passover portends Jesus.

"The great link between the blood that was put above the lampposts (sic), the blood of the lamb, because Jesus Christ is known as the lamb of God.  It's his blood, we believe," JTA quoted the Ohio governor.

Watch Larry David Back On ‘SNL’ As Bernie Sanders — With Julia Louis-Dreyfus

04/18/2016 - 10:56

Larry David was back on “Saturday Night Live” playing Bernie Sanders, this time answering an audience question from former “Seinfeld” co-star Julie Louis-Dreyfus in character as Elaine Benes.

‘SNL’: Elaine Benes, Rachel from ‘Friends’ grill Larry David’s Bernie Sanders. Via youtube

In NY Debate, Bernie And Hillary Spar Over The Meaning Of ‘Pro-Israel’

04/15/2016 - 10:42

Washington — Bernie Sanders accused Hillary Clinton of neglecting the Palestinians, and Clinton said her rival was more prone to criticizing than solving problems when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders debate April 14, 2016 in New York City. Getty Images

Whose Example Will Bernie Follow?

What worries Democrats most about Bernie Sanders is what happens in the likely event he doesn't get the nomination.

The pundits, pros and party leaders admire how the Vermont senator has motivated so many people who had seemingly tuned out of politics, particularly young voters.  He had been given him chance of grabbing the gold ring, but the party wants him and his followers to carry that enthusiasm into November.  

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