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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

Sheldon Adelson is suing the National Jewish Democratic Council for $60 million for intimating in an online petition that he approved of prostitution at his Macau casino, shown here.

Adelson lawsuit describes pressure on NJDC to apologize

By Ron Kampeas, JTA August 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Sheldon Adelson's $60 million defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council describes extensive efforts by his representatives, including Alan Dershowitz, to talk the group into apologizing for intimating that the casino...

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds most of Obama’s health care law

JTA REPORT June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold President Obama’s landmark Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts voting in the majority. The Court upheld the most controversial provision of the law that required all...

President Barack Obama participates in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABCs Good Morning America, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, May 9, 2012.

Much enthusiasm, muted criticism in Jewish groups’ reactions to president’s support for gay marriage

By Ron Kampeas, JTA May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON — As soon as President Barack Obama wrapped up the television interview in which he endorsed same-sex marriage, he called an evangelical minister who advises him to offer a heads up. Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff, made a similar...

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords hugs Daniel Hernandez, the former
congressional intern who helped save her life, at a private
gathering Jan. 23.

Giffords announces resignation from Congress

By Sheila Wilensky Arizona Jewish Post January 25, 2012

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt about a year ago, is resigning from Congress. In a dramatic two-minute video posted Sunday on her congressional website, Giffords (D-Ariz.) said she will step down as...

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