James Zogby: Why I Support Bernie Sanders

Posted on April 18, 2016 in Washington Watch
There were many reasons, which I will describe in a moment, but high on my list is that I never forgot what happened to my hometown and so many other American cities across the Northeast and Midwest. Sanders earned my support because he understands what bad trade deals and corporate greed have done to our communities.
Read more

Wisconsin Wins Mean More Chaos

Posted on April 07, 2016 in Trouble Comes, As Trouble Goes Vol. 14 No. 10

Following their respective victories in the Wisconsin primaries, Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders don’t have a lot of time to gloat. Sanders’s easy victory in Wisconsin will only truly matter if he can use it as a spring to victory in New York – which is the home state of his opponent. Secretary Clinton, who walked away with only 10 less delegates from Wisconsin than the Senator, still has a huge lead in the delegate count and Sanders’s hope of flipping the all important “super delegates” hasn’t yielded any fruit, yet. While the Democrats are...


California Delegate Applications to DNC, RNC Up 5X

Posted by Shadi Matar on April 06, 2016 in Blog

As the primary season continues, many voters in California are gearing up to register as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in July. California’s Democratic Party has already received 4,600 applications for 317 district level delegate spots. The state’s Republican Party has received over 1,000 applications for its 172 delegates to their convention. The number of applicants so far is already five times the number in 2012.

If you want to apply, April is the month to do it. The parties have various deadlines in the coming...

Read more

The “13 Keys” to Winning the White House

Posted on April 04, 2016 in Washington Watch
This year's presidential contest has proven to be both fascinating and, at times, frightening. Both parties are engaged in near existential struggles. In an effort to get the long view of the dynamics at work in this contest, last week, I hosted Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History at American University, on my weekly NYU TV show "Viewpoint". Always an interesting guest, Lichtman is the author of "The Keys to the White House" which lays out his proven method of predicting the winners in presidential elections.
Read more

2016 Election News Roundup: Week of March 28

Posted by Joan Hanna on April 01, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters.

 

Read more

Ted Cruz Again: Because We Didn’t Talk About Refugees

Posted by Kevin Hack on March 29, 2016 in Blog

Wouldn’t it be the greatest stroke of irony if the United States Refugee Resettlement Program was shut down by the child of a refugee that resettled in the United States? Senator Cruz doesn’t think so. Or maybe he does and just believes that the universe is guided by ironic twists of fate.

Last week, after calling for the policing and surveillance of all Muslim communities, a statement which out-controversy-ed even Donald Trump, Senator Cruz issued a letter to the Departments of State and Health and Human Services (HHS) insinuating poor performance on the part of the Refugee Resettlement Program...

Read more

Dangerous and Delusional

Posted on March 28, 2016 in Washington Watch
The performances by four of the five remaining presidential candidates at AIPAC's policy conference made this a perfectly strange and unsettling week in Washington.
Read more

2016 Election News Roundup: Week of March 25

Posted by Shadi Matar on March 25, 2016 in Blog

AAI compiles a weekly roundup of election news tracking key races across the country as well as legislation that will impact voting rights ahead of the 2016 elections. For AAI’s coverage of presidential candidates and races, make sure to check out our profiles over at #YallaVote’s Election Central. And for more state specific information, head over to our election map and click on your state. You can read previous editions of our 2016 Election News Roundup right here at its headquarters. Arizona and Utah Voters Face Troubles on Primary Day This past Tuesday, three key western states (Utah, Arizona, and Idaho)...

Read more

Ted Cruz: Israel, Islamophobia, and then Liberty

Posted by Kevin Hack on March 24, 2016 in Blog

As his nomination to be the Republican Party’s candidate of choice becomes increasingly more likely, critics of Donald Trump have continued to emphasize the decidedly bigoted nature of his “security” proposals, specifically as they pertain to Latino and Muslim Americans. Senator Ted Cruz, Mr. Trump’s strongest remaining competition for the Republican nomination, has been gaining reluctant support from the Republican Party. Sen. Cruz’s own record, within and beyond the Senate, has hardly been without its own examples of bigoted behavior. With the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) conference in...

Read more

AAI statement on Senator Ted Cruz’s call for ‘patrolling’ American neighborhoods

Posted on March 22, 2016 in Press Releases

March 22, 2016 With the rest of the world, Arab Americans mourn the horrific terrorist attacks in Brussels this morning, we are all traumatized by the violence we are seeing around the world and this is a time for Americans to stand together. We cannot allow ourselves to be divided by pandering political candidates. We cannot turn our backs on what makes us Americans.  Ted Cruz's call for 'empowering law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized’ stands starkly against all that our Constitution embodies and is a rabbit hole we cannot go down. He...

Read more

← Previous  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11    79  80  Next →