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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Congressional Dems upset at Jerusalem platform omission

By Ron Kampeas, JTA September 5, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Congressional Democrats expressed disappointment about the removal from the Democratic Party platform of a reference to Jerusalem as Israel's capital. U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) told JTA on Wednesday that the controversy surrounding...

Schneider beats Sheyman in Illinois Democratic primary

JTA March 21, 2012

NEW YORK -- Businessman Brad Schneider has emerged as the victor in a hotly contested Democratic congressional primary in Illinois. Schneider took 47 percent of the vote to 39 percent for activist Ilya Sheyman in the congressional district in Chicago’s...

Josh Mandel

In Ohio, GOP pins Senate hopes on young Jewish Iraq vet

By Zach Silberman, JTA February 28, 2012

WASHINGTON -- As the 2012 campaign heats up in Ohio, Republicans are pinning their hopes on a young Jewish military veteran to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown. Josh Mandel, a 34-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the current state treasurer,...

Washington state Senate passes bill allowing halt to autopsies

JTA February 12, 2012

Washington's state Senate approved a bill that would allow families to block autopsies for religious reasons. Under the measure, which passed Feb. 9 by a vote of 46 to 2, families would have 48 hours to register religious objections to an autopsy, the...

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman represents the states 73rd District, encompassing Clayton and Richmond Heights.

Photo ID bills endanger voters’ rights

BY REP. STACEY NEWMAN January 18, 2012

Here we go again. The first Missouri bill of 2012 requiring photo identification has been filed by Rep. Shane Schoeller, R-Springfield. Our GOP-controlled legislature has sponsored several photo ID bills since 2006 which would require voters to have government-issued...

Brad Schneider (left) is one of the Democratic candidates for
Illinois 10th Congressional District.

Battle of Jewish candidates in Illinois seen as bellwether for Dems

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON November 23, 2011

A suburban Chicago congressional primary featuring two Jewish candidates is being cast by political observers as a test of the Democratic Party's direction. The race's two highest profile candidates are Brad Schneider, who enjoys establishment support...

Rep. Anthony Weiner, shown campaigning for New York mayor in
August 2009, resigned from Congress after being pressured by
leading members of his Democratic Party.

The rise and fall of Anthony Weiner

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON June 22, 2011

What happens when new media scandal meets ancient political calculus?Anthony Weiner, the Democrat from New York, found out on Thursday, when he delivered his resignation following intense pressure from party leaders.Top Democrats described for JTA the...

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