Hillary Clinton

Questioning Politicians

Why is Donald Trump afraid to release his tax returns?  He keeps promising to do it and putting it off.  Is it that he didn't pay very much or anything at all?  Mitt Romney thinks "We have good reason to believe there's a bombshell in Donald Trumps taxes." Either he's not anywhere near as wealthy as says he is, or he hasn't been paying the taxes he should or he's not giving level of contributions to vets, the disabled and others he has boasted of, Romney said.

Clinton Gets Key Nevada Win, Bush Drops Out After Trump Takes South Carolina

02/22/2016 - 11:25

Clinton gets key Nevada win, Bush drops out after Trump takes South Carolina

Washington — Hillary Rodham Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders in the Nevada Democratic caucuses, which was seen as a key contest for the former secretary of state in the race for the party’s presidential nod.

Hillary Clinton greeting supporters at a caucus day event as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, looks on. JTA

Nevada Precinct Captain Calls Bernie 'Socialist Jew' [VIDEO]

"It was ugly," says participant at the Nov. 20th Clark County Democratic caucus meeting.

02/22/2016 - 11:07
Editorial Intern

Nevada voters in Clark County's Precinct 3361 say the captain called Bernie Sanders a “socialist Jew” in an attempt to garner support for Hillary Clinton, according to a video posted Sunday.

In the video, a Sanders supporter and volunteer named Brian (whose last name was obscured) drove 4 hours from California to observe and film the southern Nevada caucus on February 20th. When he started to speak about his support for Sanders, wearing a “Bernie for the Future” T-shirt, Hillary supporters booed and shouted him down.

A screenshot from the video by YouTube user Itzmoe N' Stuff, which now has over 32,000 views. YouTube

'16 Candidates & Israel

Beyond the swagger and machismo about carpeting bombing the s**t out of ISIS and making what already is the strongest military in the world the strongest military in the world, there's been little substantive discussion of foreign and defense policy in this campaign beyond staff-written position papers posted on the candidates' web sites. 

And to see those documents you often have to give your name and email address so you can be deluged with press releases and appeals for contributions.

Feeling ‘Great’ As Prospect Of ‘First Jewish President’ Nears

As crowd chants 'Bernie' at packed victory bash, Sanders spokesman praises win as step toward a political milestone.

02/09/2016 - 20:07
Special Correspondent

Concord, N.H. — As volunteers danced to 'Burn Baby Burn' and chanted ‘Bernie, Bernie’ to the theme from “Rocky,” a Sanders campaign spokesman praised the win as a milestone for American Jews.

“I think we can all feel great that we might have the first Jewish president,” Tad Devine told The Jewish Week at a raucous victory party after the Vermont senator became the first member of the tribe to win a presidential primary. (While Republican Barry Goldwater's father was Jewish, he was raised Episcopalian.) 

Bernie Sanders, with his wife, Jane O'Meara, at right, greets supporters after winning the New Hampshire primary. Getty Images

Decision 2016: Disability Scorecards

Editor's Note: As the primary season begins, we bring you this exclusive interview with Jennifer Laslzo Mizrahi, President of RespectAbilityUSA, an important organization working on disability rights. Jennifer is on the campaign trail advocating for people with disabilities and answered our questions via email.

NN: Can you describe RespectAbilityUSA's mission in terms of inclusion in the Jewish community and why following the presidential race is connected to your mission?

JLM: Our work is all about improving the lives of people with disabilities. There is a big role for Jewish institutions in that work, and we are deeply committed to Jewish inclusion. But ultimately the disability agenda is a civil rights agenda and an anti-poverty agenda. And it’s far bigger than just the Jewish community. And the only way to move those agendas is to ensure that it is on the “to do list” of the next president of the United States. We want our issues to be center stage in the first 100 days of the next president's first term, and beyond.

The RespectAbility Report. Courtesy of Jennifer Laslzo Mizrahi

Clinton Campaign Claims Iowa Victory, Sanders Calls Result A ‘Virtual Tie’

02/02/2016 - 11:01

Hillary Clinton’s campaign claimed victory in the tightly contested Democratic Iowa caucus against Jewish candidate Bernie Sanders, with Sanders telling supporters it was a “virtual tie.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and Bernie Sanders. JTA

Cruz Wins GOP Iowa Caucus, Sanders And Clinton Neck And Neck

02/02/2016 - 10:53

Washington — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas won the Iowa Republican caucus, with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a tight race for the state’s Democratic nod.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz R-Tx., standing with his wife, Heidi Cruz, as he addresses supporters. JTA
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