Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
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For years, Christian conservatives have pushed for the resumption of school prayer, once a figure of public education in America but banned in the 1960s by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. At the same time, Jewish organizations, concerned over proselytizing on school grounds, have been just as vehement in their demands that religion stay far away from the schoolhouse. Now,...
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Hill Bill Seeks to Boost Agency Security Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) earned the praise of Jewish groups last month after the Senate passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2006. The massive funding bill, which the Senate approved on July 14, contains $25 million earmarked for nonprofit agencies to improve their security. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Specter...
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'The More Lives We Will Save' As Congress takes up the question of whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, state legislators in Harrisburg have moved on their own to better protect women. The state House of Representatives recently approved legislation that would expand Pennsylvania courts' power to seize firearms from those accused of domestic abuse. State...
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The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the much-debated energy bill on Tuesday, laying the groundwork for what promises to be a contentious series of negotiations with the House of Representatives, which passed its own version of the legislation in April. By a vote of 85-12, the Senate passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which offers some $18 billion in tax...
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Q:After spending the better part of two decades grappling with health-policy issues at the federal and local governmental level, do you now find yourself in a dream job, where you're simply supposed to give money away to worthy causes? A:"It is a dream job. It's a huge opportunity to be able to have an impact on the problems and issues...
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