PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Gabrielle Giffords couldn’t say much, but what she said brought down the house. The Jewish former Arizona congresswoman, shot in the head by an assailant in 2011, made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening, its third, during a segment on victims of gun violence. “Are you ready?” she…
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — President Barack Obama praised America’s diversity and solidarity, and defended his record, while telling Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton. Obama was the final speaker on a Democratic National Convention night Wednesday filled with big names. Before him, Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and former New York…
Michael Bloomberg assailed fellow billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling his U.S. presidential race a “con” and ripping into his history of bankruptcies and lawsuits.
While Hillary Clinton works to get out ahead of Donald Trump in the national election, New York Representative Jerry Nadler got out ahead of the line for kosher deli sandwiches.
Heavyweight Democratic donor George Soros is back in the game, committing more than $25 million to support Clinton and other Democratic candidates this November.
Comedian Sarah Silverman chided diehard supporters of Bernie Sanders at the Democratic Convention — but only succeeded in riling up the ‘Bernie or bust’ crowd.
Bernie Sanders on Monday urged his supporters to back Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in her White House bid, drawing jeers and shouts of “We want Bernie” in a show of discord as the party kicked off its national convention.
When Sen. Bernie Sanders, the 74-year-old Jewish democratic socialist from Vermont, began his campaign last year, no one expected him to take a strong insurgency all the way through the primary season. Now he’ll take his message of economic reform to a packed arena at the Democratic National Convention, where he’ll be a headline speaker on Monday’s opening night.
Chaos broke out ahead of the U.S. Democratic Party convention on Monday as protesters jeered the party chairwoman over leaked emails showing Democratic officials worked to undermine Bernie Sanders in his presidential primary battle with Hillary Clinton.
Seth Rich, a promising employee of the Democratic National Committee, who was shot and killed as he walked home on his Washington D.C. block early Sunday, was described by his rabbi as a mensch.