Tom Perez, the former Labor Secretary under President Obama who on Saturday became the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, doesn’t have much of a public record when it comes to Israel. He has spent most of his career dealing with economic and social issues, and under the Obama administration had very little input in anything related to foreign policy.
Keith Ellison, the frontrunner for Democratic National Committee chairman, denounced hate crimes against Jews Wednesday and pushed back against accusations of anti-Semitism as a vote loomed on his effort to as he attempted to shore up support ahead of a vote to lead the party.
Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota is a politician in a hurry. A decade ago be became the first Muslim ever elected to Congress. Now he’s running for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. That would make him the first Muslim to win a position in America’s national political leadership.
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.