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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

Partisan Jewish groups focus on budget in assessing Ryan pick

By Ron Kampeas, JTA August 11, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan's leading role in framing Republican budget policy in assessing Mitt Romney's pick as running mate. Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives budget committee, has taken...

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...

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...


Susie Turnbull, left,
then the chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, chatting with
U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) at a party event in October 2010.
Cardin and Turnbull, now the chairwoman of Jewish Women
International, participated in a meeting of Jewish leaders and
Democratic senators on July 13, 2011. Photo: Edward Kimmel via
Creative Commons

Senate Democrats to Jews: Help us on budget and on Obama’s Israel record

By Ron Kampeas, JTA July 20, 2011

When two-fifths of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate met last week in Washington with representatives of Jewish groups, the senators delivered a clear message: If you agree with us, it's about time you spoke up.The appeal, delivered at an annual meeting...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brings Vice President Joe Biden, left, and House Speaker John Boehner to their feet during his speech to the U.S. Congress, May 24, 2011.

For Obama, Bibi tensions subside, political problems begin

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON May 25, 2011

That Israel problem President Obama had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Old news. That Israel problem Obama has with Congress? And with his party? That's just beginning. In two successive speeches -- one to the American Israel Public Affairs...

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