Jennifer Siegel


Civil Rights Legend Stumps for Obama Among Brooklyn, New Jersey Jews

By Jennifer Siegel

Civil Rights Legend Stumps for Obama Among Brooklyn, New Jersey Jews
On June 29, Brooklyn showed that New Hampshire is not the only place for unity these days.Read More


Obama Enlists Jewish Lawmakers in Outreach

By Nathan Guttman 
 and Jennifer Siegel

Obama Enlists Jewish Lawmakers in Outreach
About 150 Jewish voters gathered in June at a private home in Los Angeles for what marked a new phase in Senator Barack Obama’s outreach effort to the Jewish community.Read More


Survey Shows Jewish Community Liberal and Engaged

By Jennifer Siegel

The most fervent believers from nearly all faith groups are still far more likely than their less observant counterparts to lean Republican, but Americans with varying degrees of religious observance show broad agreement on a range of social issues, including the environment and support for the poor, according to a new study.Read More


Religious Right Gears Up To Push Political Choices From the Pulpit

By Jennifer Siegel

Religious Right Gears Up To Push Political Choices From the Pulpit
As the presidential candidates prepare to compete for religious voters this November, some preachers on the Christian right are vowing to test longstanding tax rules that inhibit politicking from the pulpit.Read More


New Israel Lobby Makes Picks

By Jennifer Siegel

New Israel Lobby Makes Picks
In its first entrance into the electoral fray, a dovish new pro-Israel group has endorsed five congressional hopefuls and a pair of incumbents.Read More






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