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  • Workers allege Trump stiffed them on overtime during Passover getaway

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — One of the many lawsuits alleging underpayment by Donald Trump is from workers who say they were denied overtime during a Passover event. Trump Miami Resort Management LLC last month settled with 48 workers who said they did not receive overtime during a 10-day Passover event at the Trump National Doral Miami,…

  • Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president while praising Bernie Sanders for bringing attention to the issue of income inequality and galvanizing young voters. Clinton’s campaign posted Obama’s 3-minute endorsement video on her Twitter feed just after Obama and Sanders met Thursday afternoon at the White House. “I don’t think there’s…

  • Bernie Sanders meets with Obama, pledges to help defeat Trump

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders said after meeting Thursday with President Barack Obama that he looked forward to working with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump, but stopped short of quitting the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. “Donald Trump would clearly to my mind and a majority of Americans would be a disaster,” Sanders…

  • Bernie Sanders drives campaign’s bitter tone, Politico reports

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders drove much of his campaign’s bitter rhetoric toward Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment in recent months, according to an expose. “At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders,” Politico reported in the article posted Tuesday…

  • House overwhelmingly passes resolution urging Germany increase aid for survivors

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging Germany to increase funding for Holocaust survivors. The nonbinding resolution, which passed by a vote of 363-0 on Tuesday, urges Germany to “ensure that every Holocaust victim receives all of the prescribed medical care, home care, mental health care, and other vital…

  • Iowa state senator quits GOP over Trump, wonders if he’ll target Jews

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — An Iowa state legislator who quit the Republican Party because of Donald Trump wondered if the candidate’s next target would be Jews. David Johnson, a state senator, told The Guardian on Tuesday that his breaking point was Trump’s racially tinged attacks on a judge of Mexican parentage presiding over a lawsuit alleging…

  • Hillary Clinton makes history as first woman major party nominee

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — With President Barack Obama’s blessing, Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination, casting it as a historic win for women and appealing to Bernie Sanders voters to support her. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, also pitched his case to supporters of Sanders, the Vermont Independent senator whose bid for the…

  • Helen Mirren urges Senate to pass bill that would assist recovery of stolen art

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Helen Mirren testified to the U.S. Senate about the importance of restoring art stolen by Nazis to its rightful owners. Mirren, the Oscar-winning British actress, appeared Tuesday at a hearing on a bill that would grant claimants more time to reclaim stolen art works. Mirren said she became steeped in the issue…

  • 3 Jewish takeaways from Bernie Sanders’ run for president

    (JTA) — Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, The Associated Press reported Monday. With more superdelegates telling the AP they’re committed to her, Clinton now has the votes she needs to win the nomination. But that’s not the end for Bernie Sanders, by far the most successful Jewish presidential candidate in American history. The Independent Vermont senator is defiant…

  • US opposes settlements and outsiders imposing solutions, national security chief says

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration will continue to object to Israeli and Palestinian unilateral actions, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said, while also resisting outside attempts to impose a solution. Rice told the American Jewish Committee’s annual Washington, D.C., conference on Monday that “we continue to strongly oppose Israeli settlement activity. It moves Israel…