Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774
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Once she signed on to the "Draft Fred Thompson 2008 Committee" at the beginning of the year, Downingtown resident Judy Davidson -- who is convinced that no other candidate can win the White House in 2008 -- anxiously awaited the moment when the former U.S. senator from Tennessee and well-known star of "Law & Order" would plunge into the presidential...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With an American flag as a backdrop, 80-year-old Shmul Kaplan sat in a large armchair surrounded by family, friends and reporters -- and, for the first time in his life, he greeted his visitors as an "official" American. Just moments before, Kaplan had raised his right hand and taken the oath of allegiance to the United States -- the culmination...
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More than 800 people crowded into the ballroom at the Center City Sheraton on Sept. 5, all of them seemingly restless with anticipation. When Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) finally entered the room -- after a litany of speakers, including U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13) and State Sen. Connie Williams (D-District 17), touted her presidential caliber -- those gathered let...
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A six-story replica of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem lies at the heart of the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Fla. The park, which opened in 2001, has seen attendance jump since the California-based Trinity Broadcasting Network bought it. RNS Photo/Reuters
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Dennis Ross, who served as Mideast envoy in both the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, offered a stinging rebuke of American diplomacy in the region during the tenure of President George W. Bush, asserting, among other things, that the current policy is actually accelerating the Iranian drive toward nuclear capability. Ross -- a key player in both the...
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