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AJC Poll Shows Obama At 65 Percent Of Jewish Vote

09/27/2012

In results that are not terriby surprising, American Jews surveyed by the American Jewish Committee said they favored President Barack Obama over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by a margin of 65 percent to 24 percent.

Ten percent of voters are still undecided, but when asked how they were leaning the undecided voters broke down 63 percent for Obama, the Democrat and 27 percent for Romney, the Republican nominee.

Meet 2012’s Great Schlep

Week-old website offers 1,300 “Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews"

08/31/2012
Staff Writer

Sure, the Great Schlep --  the 2008 video urging young Jews to visit their grandparents in Florida to convince them to vote for then-candidate Barack Obama -- had live action, and Sarah Silverman’s star power.

Rachel Shukert, a comedy writer, and Ben Abramowitz, are the husband-and-wife team behind YiddishCursesforRepublicanJews.com.

Taxpayers Should Sue Congress

Right now Speaker John Boehner's plans to sue President Obama for not enforcing the laws as the Republican leader thinks he should is a political ploy he may hope will serve to derail pressure in his caucus for impeachment, but it is one that can easily escalate because the inmates are running the asylum.

Lhota Sees Hope in Frum Vote

Badly trailing in polls, Republican candidate is a regular in Borough Park and Williamsburg.

10/22/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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As polls suggest the lopsided mayoral race is all but over, with Democrat Bill de Blasio a mile ahead, Republican Joe Lhota seems to be working overtime to pick up support in neighborhoods where Jews have been most willing to cross party lines.

Joseph Lhota speaks with shopkeeper Joseph Waldman during a visit to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Shimon Gifter

Candidates Agree On Pressuring Iran

In "capital of the world," mayors need foreign policy, Lhota says.

09/23/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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In a rare show of accord, both major candidates for mayor on Monday called for continued U.S. pressure on Iran to abandon its quest for nuclear weapons, as the country’s new president heads to Manhattan for the United Nations General Assembly.

President Hassan Rouhani’s overtures to the West, as he tries to strike a more conciliatory tone than his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have won him open ears in the State Department.

But Republican Joseph Lhota and Democrat Bill de Blasio joined a chorus of public figures outside UN headquarters calling for vigilance.

"We won't be fooled again," says de Blasio, left. "Words are not as important as actions," says Lhota. Adam Dickter

Felder: 'I'll Vote With Republicans'

11/13/2012

Democrat Senator-elect Simcha Felder has announced that he will be counted as a member of the Republican caucus when he takes office in Albany next year.

Choice. Period.

09/07/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

It’s been a challenging, uplifting, infuriating, and inspiring few weeks for women. We’ve had a chance to hear from a number of thinkers and politicians on “both sides of the aisle,” and we have seen each person’s true colors when it comes to his/her thoughts about women’s rights.

Rabbi Marci N. Bellows

NJDC Removes Petition Against Adelson

07/12/2012

 

The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson.

Jews as the New WASPS

As American census data suggests this nation is undergoing a significant and rapid change in its ethnic, racial and social orientation. For the first time in US history, racial and ethnic minorities outnumber caucasians – white births make up fewer than half the children born in the country, according to the US Census Bureau.

Are Younger Jews Paying their Dues? The Changing Landscape of Jewish Politics

Younger voters (those between the ages of 18-30) will be a target audience for both political parties this fall.

With the economic picture being bleak around job creation, higher gas prices, and the student loan debate, many younger voters may well be searching for political answers that meet their specific needs and concerns.

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