Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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State Rep. Daylin Leach (D-District 149), a 47-year-old who has served in the General Assembly for six years, insisted that he's running for the seat being vacated by state Sen. Connie Williams (D-District 17) to reinvigorate the Democratic minority in the chamber and help get stalled health-care and environmental legislation into law. Leach stated that, up till now, the state...
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When it comes to American policy vis-à-vis Israel, whoever takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009 -- be it John McCain or Barack Obama -- will inherit an even more complicated and potentially dangerous political and security landscape than the scenario that awaited George W. Bush upon entering the White House. "The next president of the United States...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
America's security is directly tied to Israel's, said U.S. Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) last Friday during a stop in Philadelphia. The Democratic candidate for vice president was in the region for various campaign-related events, some dealing with the economy. But, during a break in the proceedings, he spoke in an interview specifically about Israel, Iran and security issues. "A strong...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Despite receiving a combined total of more than half a million dollars from the Department of Homeland Security in 2005 and 2007, no Philadelphia-area Jewish agencies were awarded security grants in 2008. But, seven years after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, that might just turn out to be a good thing. "Looking at the rest of the country, we...
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Two years from now may seem like a long way off as far as the political calender is concerned, but rumors have been swirling in recent months that TV pundit and onetime congressional candidate Chris Matthews might leave broadcasting and dive back into Pennsylvania politics -- this time, making a run for the U.S. Senate in 2010. Matthews, a Philadelphia...
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