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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Santorum picks up Mississippi, Alabama

JTAPublished March 13, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum was projected to sweep two southern states in Republican primaries, all but burying Newt Gingrich's chance for the nomination and complicating Mitt Romney's status as frontrunner. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator...

Oracle’s Ellison remains biggest Jewish billionaire on Forbes list

JTAPublished March 13, 2012

Oracle founder Larry Ellison is top ranked among Jewish individuals appearing on the Forbes magazine's annual list of world billionaires, coming in at sixth with $36 billion. Ellison held the same ranking last year but with $28 billion. Casino and hotel...

Halevy: Romney’s Iran talk is irresponsible

JTAPublished March 7, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy said Mitt Romney's gibes at President Obama's Iran policy were irresponsible. "This means to an Iranian, if you will wait until another few months and there is a change in the White House, then maybe there...

Mitt Romney

Its Romney v. Santorum on Super Tuesday

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished March 7, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Super Tuesday Republican primaries were a race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, Republicans selected a Jewish veteran for Ohio's senate run, and Dennis Kucinich lost his bid for reelection. Ten states went to the polls Tuesday in...

President Barack Obama addresses the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 4, 2012.

AIPAC 2012: Partisan fireworks, a hero’s welcome, Gingrich goes panel-less

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished March 6, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee likes to promote an image of bipartisan bonhomie at its annual policy conference. But that’s not always easy, especially in a presidential election year and with partisan passions running high...

GOP candidates target Obama at AIPAC

JTAPublished March 6, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Republican candidates addressing AIPAC’s policy conference focused their addresses on what they said were the Obama administration’s failures to head off a nuclear Iran. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, Rick Santorum...

Three GOP candidates to address AIPAC via satellite

JTAPublished March 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Three of the four Republican presidential candidates will speak to the AIPAC conference by satellite on Super Tuesday. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich each will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference...

Romney wins in Michigan, Arizona

JTAPublished February 29, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney won Republican primary contests in Arizona and Michigan, maintaining his frontrunner status for now. In Michigan, the state his father governed and where he was raised, Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, beat back a challenge...

Adelson reportedly gives ‘substantial’ new donation to Gingrich PAC

JTAPublished February 28, 2012

Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson reportedly has given a “substantial” new donation to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination. Adelson gave the donation to Winning Our Future, an independent committee, or...

GOP candidates: Make threat against Iran clearer

JTAPublished February 23, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Three of the four Republican presidential candidates said the United States should make a more explicit threat of military action against Iran. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich agreed in the CNN debate on Wednesday in Arizona...

Gingrich to address AIPAC

JTAPublished February 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich will address the AIPAC policy conference. The former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, who is trailing in the race for the Republican presidential nod, is the first in the GOP field to announce his participation. No date...

Birth control, illustrated by the Zovia brand pills shown here,
has become a hot topic in the presidential election campaign.

Birth control fights return to campaigns, with Jews in key posts

Published February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON—Birth control is rapidly gaining steam as an election-year wedge issue, with Jewish advocates lobbying out front and behind the scenes in what is shaping up as a clash between calls for individual freedom and religious liberty. Several Jewish...

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