Hawkish Billionaires for Mark Kirk

by Eli Clifton On Tuesday night, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) won her U.S. Senate primary, lining her up to challenge incumbent Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who also won his primary, in the November election. J Street PAC, the political arm… Continue Reading  

Reading Tea Leaves in the Adelson Primary

by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib What Republican contender will Sheldon Adelson, and potentially his tens of millions of dollars, end up backing this election cycle? So far, the GOP megadonor has avoided revealing his top choice, but the hints… Continue Reading  

Rubio Emerges from Iowa with New Strength in Adelson Primary

by Eli Clifton Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) came in third to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Donald Trump in last night’s Iowa caucus, but he may emerge as the big winner from the first contest in the Republican nomination contest.… Continue Reading  

What Trump Uncovers

by Paul R. Pillar With less than two months until the Iowa caucus opens the 2016 primary season, Donald Trump’s poll-leading candidacy continues to cause increasing anxiety among Republican Party leaders worried about how he can be stopped from actually getting… Continue Reading  

Trump Invokes Anti-Semitic Stereotypes and RJC Applauds

by Eli Clifton It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Donald Trump didn’t hold his tongue at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s candidate forum. Trump delivered one of his trademark unfiltered, unscripted stump speeches in which he riffed off a series of anti-Semitic… Continue Reading