8:13 AM, Jan 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Obama administration is worried that Israel is riling up American Jews, according to a report in the Israeli press. The allegations are detailed in a story headlined, "'US perceives Israel as encouraging anti-Obama backlash among Jews,'" which appears in the Jerusalem Post.
The Post report reads, "A US official close to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said both men are disturbed over what is being perceived in their inner circle as 'Jewish activism in Congress' that they think is being encouraged by the Israeli government, Israel Radio reported on Thursday.
"The official has informed Israeli government figures that the president and secretary of state are disappointed over repeated attacks made against them by leading members of the Jewish community in the US.
"According to Israel Radio, Israeli diplomats and foreign officers have warned against this trend. According to officials based in foreign missions, the Israeli government is increasingly being viewed as fanning the flames among American Jews by encouraging them to promote the official government position while making no room for opposing viewpoints."
10:03 AM, May 25, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
It would be a major understatement to say that Obamacare has had a bad spring. Around the time of Lincoln’s birthday, registered voters told Fox News that, by a margin of 6 percentage points (48 to 42 percent), it would “be better to go back to the health care system that was in place in 2009” than it would be “to leave the new health care law in place.” Three months later, as we head into Memorial Day, nostalgia for the good ol’ days of 2009 now beats Obamacare by a whopping 22 points (56 to 34 percent).
May 20, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 34 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Our demographic understanding of the 2012 election continues to be fleshed out, most recently with a Census Bureau report. Some of the census findings merely confirm what we thought we knew. For instance, for all the talk about 2008 as a “historic” election, turnout, as a percentage of eligible voters, was actually down slightly that year from 2004.
10:18 AM, May 6, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
As everyone knows, the youth vote skewed heavily for President Obama. The question now is – will voting this way become a lifetime habit for these people. Or can they be turned back to the light of reason as they begin looking for the jobs they need to pay off their student loans.
2:00 PM, Nov 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Bill Kristol, with Mara Liasson, A.B. Stoddard, and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
And here's the Internet-only aftershow:
3:52 PM, Nov 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Urban Outfitters, a retail store that appeals to a young (teens and 20s) demographic, is encouraging voters to "Vote Early, Vote Often." A reader, Allyson Rowen Taylor, sends along this picture from the storefront of the Urban Outfitters at the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Blvd. in Studio City, California:
12:20 PM, Nov 5, 2012 • By FRED BARNES
Mitt Romney will win. The tie in the polls goes to the challenger. Here’s why:
Frank Luntz investigates.4:29 PM, Sep 4, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
“Issues don’t matter,” Frank Luntz, the Republican pollster and television personality, tells a group of reporters after his latest focus group of swing voters on Monday afternoon.
11:18 AM, Aug 24, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Democratic National Committee is hosting an "Obama Shabbat" tonight at its Washington, D.C. headquarters to observe the Jewish sabbath.
11:49 AM, Aug 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new television advertisement released today by Mitt Romney's campaign promises that "Romney will be a different kind of president—a strong leader who stands by our allies."
"And they're smart people."9:55 AM, Jul 28, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In an interview, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said that she believes Republican Jews are "being exploited," but she was sure to add, "And they're smart people."
8:18 AM, Jun 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds "that economic issues -- particularly unemployment and economic growth -- are more important to Hispanic voters nationwide than immigration." That finding is true for Hispanic voters "Born outside the U.S.," "Parent born outside the U.S.," and "Self and parents born in U.S."