Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
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He's a reality-show contestant who developed a reputation for hitting on women on national television. She's a veteran legislator who trounced her opponent two years ago in a district that leans slightly in favor of her own party. If you were a betting soul, who would you give the odds to come November? The incumbent, of course, say analysts. Allyson...
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Incumbents face tough house fights
Election Day may seem far off - more than nine months to be exact - but already, 2006 is promising to be a spicy year for Pennsylvania voters. Some say it will get downright annoying in the Philadelphia area, with television viewers treated to attack ads for not only the gubernatorial race at the top of the ticket, but also...
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The confirmation fight over federal Judge Samuel Alito, nominated by President George W. Bush to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, made one final stop in Philadelphia over the weekend before landing for good at the U.S. Capitol, where the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing into Alito's fate. In town for the occasion on Sunday were...
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Gradually, they return, to a New Orleans that needs an utter rehaul
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The carpet, or what was left of it, was hidden somewhere beneath the pine-cone sprinkled mud. Piles of prayerbooks and Talmud volumes, warped and corroded, lay on the ground. The arks were disconcertingly empty; 10 feet of water had filled the synagogue and decomposed the Torah scrolls beyond the possibility of restoration. Dampness pervaded Congregation Beth Israel, an Orthodox shul...
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Party affiliations may have been left at the door, but everything about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's recent "Salute to Congress" dinner made clear that the cold November evening was very much political. As it has done at countless policy conferences in Washington, D.C., the pro-Israel lobbying organization succeeded in bringing out a large number of voters and leaders...
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