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Presidential Elections

Romney’s peace pessimism

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s pessimistic take on Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects drew some media attention but not much noise from centrist Jewish groups. Only...

Convention focuses on Jewish swing votes

CHARLOTTE — Jewish swing voters could make or break President Obama’s bid for reelection. At least that’s the case that Democratic Party leaders made in a training...

Romney’s moment; convention covers Jewish bases

TAMPA — On Sunday night, Aug. 26, at the opening bash of the Republican National Convention at Tropicana Field, the home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays in...

At conventions, which party will dig deeper into the Jewish vote?

WASHINGTON — Get set for a political double feature with much of the same plot, but with different outcomes for the issues that tend to preoccupy Jewish voters. The...

The Jewish take on Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON — Anointing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney attached a name and face to his fiscal policy. Jewish Republicans, including the House majority...

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...