Tagged Dianne Feinstein

The Jewish women who won midterm elections

Jacky Rosen is interviewed after rallying supporters at a get-out-the-vote event at a Nevada state Democratic Party field office in Las Vegas, Nov. 4, 2018. Rosen won her Senate race. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Tuesday night’s midterm elections were hailed as a victory for gender parity, as an unprecedented number of women won bids to serve in Congress. More than 100 women were elected to serve in the House of Representatives and the Senate, according to final vote tallies and projections. It’s a… Read more »

Feinstein and Wyden, on opposite ends of intel debate, are known for independence

Dianne Feinstein, left, and Ron Wyden have much in common -- including their party, their religion, and their reputations for feistiness -- but they have come down on opposite sides of the debate over government data collection. (David Lee/Sam Craig/Creative Commons)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Dianne Feinstein and Ron Wyden have much in common. Both are longtime U.S. senators, Democrats, Jewish and fiercely independent West Coasters. They’ve also both been members of the Senate Intelligence Committee since before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and privy to classified materials that describe how… Read more »