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In D.C., Muslim And Anti-Muslim Bus Ads Battle Heads To Round 3

06/12/2014
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Washington – A Christian, a Muslim and a Jew turn up together on a Washington, D.C., bus.

Cantor Resigning House Leadership Post

06/12/2014
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U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor said he will resign as House majority leader a day after losing a Republican congressional primary in Virginia.

Did Religion Play Role In Cantor’s Defeat?

Cultural factors seen influencing Tea Party voters in suburbs outside of Richmond.

06/11/2014
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Rep. Eric Cantor’s loss a Tea Party-backed challenger Tuesday night in a shocking Republican primary upset was caused, in part, by his Jewish identity, says a political observer.

Cantor's religion made it harder to connect to the Christian, far-right voters in his new district. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Primary Challenger

06/11/2014
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Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the most senior Jewish official in government, was defeated by a Tea Party primary challenger in his Virginia district.

Palestinians avoid U.S. Aid Cutoff, For Now

New Palestinian Cabinet ministers are not connected to Hamas, but that could change in next election.

06/11/2014
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Washington — Is the new Palestinian government kosher under U.S. law?

A range of American Middle East policy analysts and current and former U.S. officials say that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threaded the needle last week and created a government of technocrats untainted by Hamas and not subject to its influence, although Hamas has declared its backing of the government.

When Is The ‘Jeopardy’ Contestant A Rabbi?

06/10/2014
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Sari Laufer isn’t allowed to say how well she did on the TV quiz show “Jeopardy” until the first episode featuring her airs Wednesday night.

 

Sterling Changes Mind — Will Fight For Clippers, Sue NBA

06/10/2014
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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will not support the sale of the team and will go forward with a federal lawsuit against the NBA.

 

Donald Sterling Approves Sale Of LA Clippers, Drops Lawsuit Against NBA

06/05/2014
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Donald Sterling, banned owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has approved the sale of the team and will drop his lawsuit against the NBA over his lifetime ban from the league and a $2.5 million fine.

Poll: Four In 10 Americans Support Contraception Mandate

06/03/2014
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More than four in 10 Americans support the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate, which requires nonprofits and businesses to provide birth control even if they have religious objections.

Most Americans do not support the contraception mandate. RNS

'Hashem Melech:' Flash Mob!

Chicago's Key Tov Orchestra draws crowds downtown to its Sunday morning performance.

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