The Jewish vote really does matter. In case you weren’t convinced before, all you had to do was witness the final presidential debate, when both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney raced to outdo the other with their declared love for Israel and concern for its security. While all this attention might be a bit disconcerting and even confounding,...
Pundits have obsessed over just what percentage of the Jewish vote will go to President Barack Obama this time. Local voters weigh in on who they endorse. Plus, read JTA coverage comparing how both presidential candidates have played up their support of Israel and where they stand on issues important to Jewish voters.
The moment in the final presidential debate when President Barack Obama described his visit to Israel’s national Holocaust museum and to the rocket-battered town of Sederot seemed to be aimed right for the kishkes.
Israel, a heated issue throughout the presidential campaign, finally took center stage at the final foreign policy-themed debate earlier this week. But whether the subject was Iran sanctions or the U.S. commitment to Israel, the clashing candidates sounded surprisingly similar notes.
After $17 million in personal campaign funds, coal industry executive and political neophyte Tom Smith may be within striking distance of unseating U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. The 65-year-old Democrat-turned-Republican from Armstrong County spoke to the Exponent about his views on foreign policy and domestic issues