Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774

Bryan Schwartzman

Freelancer, Former Staff Writer
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The Republican Jewish Coalition has called on Democrat Bob Casey, who continually leads Sen. Rick Santorum in poll after poll, to return nearly $170,000 in campaign contributions that the liberal-interest group MoveOn.org has reportedly "bundled" to the challenger. While 527 groups like MoveOn.org and the Club for Growth are prohibited by campaign-finance law from giving directly to a candidate, the...
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Increasingly gloomy Election Day forecasts have been projected for House GOP members in the upcoming midterm elections. Fully aware of these negative projections, U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-District 8) has begun working to avoid becoming a casualty of the national disaffection over the handling of the war in Iraq. He's utilized a number of tactics to go after his challenger,...
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Rabbis Take Aim at Interrogation Issues The liberal advocacy group Rabbis for Human Rights-North America blasted recent legislation passed by the House and Senate that would afford the president broad leeway in determining proper interrogation techniques. It would also deny detainees, such as those at Guantánamo Bay, the right to challenge their imprisonment through an American court. The final version...
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How life-style issues rank with the public
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Iraq, the broader war on terror, immigration and now a scandal involving a disgraced former Republican congressman; these issues have dominated the headlines during this tempestuous election season, in which control of both branches of Congress, especially the House, remains at stake. But is it possible that when the majority of Jews go to the polls come November, the so-called...
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After U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-District 13) had introduced U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) at a press conference -- one that had everything to do with the campaign to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, and little to do with Schwartz's own re-election bid -- Lautenberg, perhaps only half-jokingly, said to her that, "We expect you to win comfortably; otherwise,...
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Profile

Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. After 10 years as a staff writer, he now occasionally freelances for the Exponent. He writes about trends in politics, religion and spirituality, philanthropy and sometimes dabbles in sports and the arts. 
 
He has received numerous awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Jewish American Press Association and other organizations.
 
A native New Yorker, he earned a master’s degree in modern Jewish history and literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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