Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
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In October 2006, the month before the midterm elections, 106 American soldiers lost their lives in Iraq. At that point, the Sunni and Sh'ite populations appeared embroiled in a full-scale civil war. On the home front, the conflict grew increasingly unpopular. Voters, angry over the direction of the war, decided to punish the party and handed congressional Republicans a historic...
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With Election Day fast approaching and both sides continuing their last-minute efforts to garner support within the Jewish community, a Montgomery County congregation found itself caught in the middle of a political dustup between Barack Obama's campaign and the Republican Jewish Coalition. Originally, State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-District 153) -- who has assumed an outsized role in promoting Obama within...
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While all signs are pointing to the economy as the decisive issue in the upcoming election, both locally and nationally, it was questions on foreign policy and Iraq that drew the most-forceful responses during a debate at a Bucks County synagogue between U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) and Republican challenger Tom Manion. "It's time for the Iraqi government to...
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Barack Obama's campaign is continuing its heavy outreach to Jewish voters in the Philadelphia area. On Oct. 13, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) spoke in front of a packed auditorium at the JCC Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia. Three days earlier, in the same place, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and a host of other local...
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Choice. A National Jewish Democratic Council ad that ran last week in Jewish newspapers around the country highlighted the word in an enormous font with bold lettering. It stated that Barack Obama supports a woman's right to choose, while John McCain does not. In marked contrast to the slew of Republican Jewish Coalition ads that have sought to portray the...
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