Even in times of bitter partisan bickering, there is one issue that easily gets bipartisan support: the Iranian nuclear threat.
Two Republicans and two Democrats joined forces today to introduce a new piece of legislation meant to keep the pressure on the regime in Tehran. The Iran Transparency and Accountability Act is co-sponsored in the Senate by New York Democrat Kirstin Gillibrand and Illinois Republican Mark Kirk, and in the House by Indiana Republican Dan Burton and Florida Democrat Ted Deutch.
In February, the Forward selected 10 top Jewish candidates to watch this election season. Eight months later, and with under two weeks before a contentious election season comes to a close, we check in with where the candidates stand today.
Connecticut Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Richard Blumenthal is leading Republican Linda McMahon in a heated campaign. Blumenthal, a five-term attorney general, recently butted heads with McMahon, best known for managing World Wrestling Entertainment. McMahon questioned Blumenthal’s account of his military history after he gave speeches asserting he served in Vietnam, when he never did.