Hackers threatened to remove all traces of Israel from the Internet and accused it of crimes against humanity on the same day that it crashed the Central Intelligence Agency’s website.
As Democratic lawmakers struggle in Congress over how to end America’s military involvement in Iraq, Democratic strategists have waged a behind-the-scenes battle over the best way to position the party on national security for the 2008 election.
New York’s junior senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is expected to snare the lion’s share of the Jewish community’s substantial political donations in the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
As official Washington waited with bated breath this week for the report of the Iraq Study Group, neoconservatives were sounding alarms that the document boded ill for Israel.
Few New Yorkers expected Alan Hevesi — the state comptroller and one of the most influential Jewish elected officials in the country — to face an uphill battle for re-election this year, when Democrats like him are winning big in the Empire State.
Presidential politics in America today is only superficially about ideas or policies. At its most raw and elemental, it is about men and their drives: an animal slugfest fueled by desire and ambition. In recent years, fed by polarization, the rise of more overtly partisan media outlets and the explosion of blogs, politics at all levels has assumed a darkly carnivalesque air, with character assassination — “personal destruction” — gaining sway as a tactic.
When Senator George Allen of Virginia used a racial slur for dark-skinned North Africans, “macaca,” during a recent encounter with a young Indian American cameraman from his opponent’s campaign, many wondered where he had learned the word.
Some Democrats are nervous that if Senator Joseph Lieberman loses his primary to an antiwar challenger, thousands of hawkish Jewish Democrats who see the Connecticut lawmaker as their standard-bearer will either abandon the party or sit out the November election.That, say several political observers, could make the difference in some hard-fought
When disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff showed up for court in a black fedora, critics attacked him for hiding behind his Orthodox Judaism. In the end, however, religion may have proved to be his best defense.Abramoff, who pleaded guilty recently to felony charges in Washington and in Florida, received the lightest sentence possible in the Florida
Texas Two-step: A Jewish woman lawyer is poised to win a Democratic primary runoff and take on incumbent Texas Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.Barbara Ann Radnofsky was in New York City last week for campaign events, including a Women’s Campaign Fund cocktail party, a meet-the-candidate night at the Park Avenue home of Diane Chernoff