Hillary Clinton

George Aiken's Advice For Bernie

BURLINGTON, VT – Bernie Sanders is back here in his adopted hometown trying to decide what to do next.

He should think about some famous advice from this state's legendary progressive Republican senator, George Aiken. 

Aiken would offer his state's junior senator, Sanders, some advice that he gave to Lyndon Johnson in 1966 about another lost cause.  Declare victory and go home.  It's over.

Time For GOP Leaders To Lead

It's time for Republican leaders to do more than simply shake their heads and cluck their tongues over Donald Trump's bigoted attacks on a federal judge because of his ethnic heritage.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) today said Trump's behavior is "the textbook definition of racist comments" and should be "absolutely disavowed."

He's right.  So what's he going to do about it?

Other leaders have made similar statements, but Trump responded by doubling down in his attacks on the judge.

Newt Nyet For VP?

If anyone has been campaigning to be Donald Trump's running mate it is Newt Gingrich.  He even had backing from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who had just pledged a reported $100 million to help Trump's campaign and get a high level job for the former speaker of the House. 

But that all apparently came crashing down on Sunday when Gingrich had the audacity to criticize the Donald's racist attacks on a federal judge hearing a case involving one of Trump's many failed enterprises.

Democrats’ Support For Israel Declining

05/18/2016 - 09:24

While presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue their race to the Democratic convention, the former secretary of state remains the presumed candidate despite the Vermont senator’s string of primary victories. Another disconnect within the party — one with direct impact on the Jewish community — is that it is losing pro-Israel voters to the Republicans by a disturbingly wide margin.

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

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

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
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