Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
Just who exactly has the attention of the leading presidential candidates right now when it comes to foreign policy, especially on issues relating to Israel and the Middle East? Who could potentially end up occupying key posts in the next administration? The Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses and the Jan. 8 New Hampshire primary will undoubtedly result in a dwindling list...
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Not long ago, the candidacy of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was considered to be floundering, while his chief rival was enjoying an aura of near invincibility. However, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-N.Y.) large lead in New Hampshire -- a key early primary state -- has all but evaporated, while Obama's fortunes have shot up. At this point, Iowa seems...
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When it comes to holiday decor, just what's kosher?
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It's been more than 18 years since the U.S. Supreme Court last examined whether or not decking out government property with Christmas and Chanukah symbols violates the notion of separation of church and state. The 1989 decision in County of Allegheny v. ACLU of Greater Pittsburgh wandered into the murky waters of determining what exactly constitutes a religious symbol. The...
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Democrat Ruth Damsker said that she knew she was taking a chance by aligning herself with a better-known candidate, former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel, but she thought their partnership was the best shot that the Democrats had to take control of the Montgomery County Courthouse. However, it didn't work out that way. Hoeffel, who got the second-highest number of votes,...
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Women in 2008: Which Way Will They Swing?
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According to a duo of pollsters -- one a Democrat, the other a Republican -- it's anybody's guess which way the majority of women -- who represent the majority of all voters -- are leaning, or even which party or candidate will ultimately come up with the best pitch to this part of the electorate. Celinda Lake and Kellyanne Elizabeth...
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