The other Castro and the Jews

As the Democratic and Republican parties battle for control of the growing Latino-American vote, one young Hispanic politician is being eyed by Democrats as their party’s future. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was thrust into the national spotlight last month when President Barack Obama nominated the 39-year-old Democrat to be the next secretary of the… Read More

Cantor to step down as majority leader

Tuesday’s stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor, the House majority leader and only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives elicited, surprise from Jewish political groups and players on both sides of the aisle who say they are losing a strong ally for their issues. “I’ve had the privilege to know and work with Eric… Read More

D.C. confab pushes another prisoner swap

The fate of Alan Gross, the Potomac man serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba for crimes against the state, is directly linked to the fate of three Cuban spies serving jail time in Florida, said Stephen Kimber, author of What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five. “Both sides have kind… Read More