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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Keep the SNAP aid program strong

By Steve Gutow and Abby Leibman April 5, 2012

A well-known D.C. maxim advises that any economic stimulus must be timely, targeted and temporary. So as legislators begin drafting the 2012 Farm Bill, why are some proposing to cut a program that responds in direct relation to need, supports recipients...

JINSA: Defense cuts jeopardize U.S. security

JTA February 23, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Defense cuts likely to ensue from the failure of the Obama administration and Congress to agree on the budget would jeopardize U.S. security, according to a Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs paper. "The cuts now being contemplated...

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

JTA January 22, 2012

NEW YORK—U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot by a gunman in January, announced that she will resign from Congress. In a two-minute video released Sunday, Giffords (D-Ariz.) said she will step down as she continues her recovery. "I have more work...

Letter to the editor: ‘War on Women’ in congress

April 6, 2011

During the past month, the United States Congress has declared a "war on women." A series of extreme anti-choice bills are moving their way through our national legislature, each of which would strike a grievous blow to women's access to reproductive...

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