Religion in politics

Lazio Backs Lieberman On God-Speak

09/22/2000
Staff Writer
Republican Senate candidate Rick Lazio came to the defense of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, at a Jewish Week breakfast forum Tuesday. Asked about recent criticism that Lieberman, the first Jew nominated on a major party's national ticket, had injected too much discussion of God into his campaign speeches, Lazio said, "I encourage people to talk publicly about their spiritual beliefs and the meaning of their faith in everyday life. I think thatís absolutely fine."

The Fight Over Family Values

Capitol Hill's new favorite buzzword affecting Jewish politics

06/28/2000
Washington Correspondent
The Fight Over Family Values by James D. Besser Washington Correspondent When a major education authorization bill began working its way through Congress this year, conservative lawmakers introduced provisions making it easier for states to develop their own school voucher programs. Jewish groups quickly staked out competing positions. And both sides quickly played their trump card: families, Capitol Hill’s favorite buzzword.
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