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2008 Presidential Elections

Obama wins: ‘Change has come’

After a long and sometimes bitter struggle, Obama has emerged the clear victor in his campaign against John McCain for president of the United States. For his...

UPDATED: Jewish vote: Obama 78%-22%

WASHINGTON – For some Jewish voters, the strangeness of Barack Obama was like a recurring dream: unsettling and then settling in, and then, suddenly, revelatory. Ari...

Where do the candidates stand on the issues? A complete guide

From the Middle East to domestic affairs, a look at where Senator Barack Obama and Republican John McCain stand on issues of Jewish concern. DOMESTIC POLICY ABORTION...

Naming the advisers: Who has the ear of McCain?

WASHINGTON — When the question of recognizing Israel landed on President Harry Truman’s desk in May, 1948, he had to balance the advice of his old friend, Clark...

Campaign summary: Obama

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A major Republican tack against Barack Obama has a simple theme: By his friends you shall know him. For the McCain campaign, in recent weeks, this...

Campaign summary: McCain

By Ami Eden, JTA NEW YORK —— When John McCain stopped in New York one Tuesday in October to make his pre-primaries pitch to a room full of Jewish bigwigs, he spent...

Naming the advisers: Who has the ear of Obama?

WASHINGTON — When the question of recognizing Israel landed on President Harry Truman’s desk in May, 1948, he had to balance the advice of his old friend, Clark...

Did Jesse Jackson say that Obama rejects Zionists?

WASHINGTON — Two prominent political bugbears whose very mention drives the “other side” into foaming denunciations — Rev. Jesse Jackson and Amir Taheri — collided...

A ‘schlep’ to Obama

BOCA RATON — Fred Wolff is pretty explicit in laying out the reason why he won’t support Barack Obama on Nov. 4. A survivor of the Dachau concentration camp who came...

Biden, Palin vow to pursue Middle East Peace

WASHINGTON — Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would be a priority of a McCain administration, Sarah Palin said. “A two-state solution is the solution,” Palin, the...