Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Citing Distraction, Weiner Quits Congress

06/15/2011 - 20:00

Acknowledging that his conduct had become too much of a distraction for him to be effective, Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from office in the wake of a scandal in which he lied about sexually explicit exchanges on social media outlets.

Democrats Launch Major Pro-Obama Pushback Among Jews

06/06/2011 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama is a stalwart friend of Israel.

That’s the message some top Democratic Jewish figures are promoting to push back against the notion that Obama is out of step with the pro-Israel and Jewish communities.

White House Hosts Jewish Heritage Month Festivities

05/16/2011 - 20:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama hosted a reception for Jewish American Heritage Month.

The reception Tuesday was less formal than the inaugural one last year, with brief remarks and a small Marine Corps band playing klezmer music.

The 300 invitees included "grass-roots Jewish community leaders from across the country, rabbis, Members of Congress, and a broad range of leaders engaged in business, the arts, education, and public and community service," a White House official said.

New DNC Pick Puts J Street In Spotlight

Wasserman Schultz appointment hints of major 2012 campaign themes.
04/11/2011 - 20:00
Washington Correspondent

Only hours after she was appointed chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was labeled “the girl from J Street” by several right-of-center blogs and blasted by the Republican Jewish Coalition for her connection to the pro-Israel, pro-peace process group — even though she had rejected its endorsement and its money.

Welcome to Campaign 2012.

New DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. getty images

Jewish woman gets top Democratic National Committee job

How's this for killing several birds with one stone, politically speaking?

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has been picked as the new head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). She's Jewish, she's from Florida and she's an ace fundraiser, big pluses for the party going into a difficult election year when Florida will again be important to the Democrats' – and President Obama's – hopes.

Jewish Groups Join Faith Call for Civility

01/12/2011 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Jewish faith leaders joined a call for soul searching in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

House Urges Care for Elderly Holocaust Survivors

11/30/2010 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution urging care for elderly Holocaust survivors.

Sandy Koufax headlines White House "Jewish Heritage Month" event

Sandy Koufax at the White House? Talk about Jewish royalty.

The Obama White House is holding the first – ever reception honoring Jewish Heritage Month tonight, and the unreleased guest list suggests something new in presidential Jewish outreach. There's an interesting cross section of Jewish athletes, columnists, writers, scholars and social innovators – but a noticeable lack of big-name Jewish organization pooh-bahs.

Syndicate content