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Ron Kampeas
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Jews win some, lose some in Congress

LocalPublished: 05 October 2006

WASHINGTON – If you listened closely, you could hear, beneath the noisy sex scandal roiling the 109th Congress, cries of victory and sighs of defeat from the pro-Israel and Jewish community.

The revelation last week of salacious electronic exchanges between Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) and teenage congressional pages — and the threat that allegations of a cover-up now pose to the Republican leadership — dominated coverage of Congress' last days before it recessed for midterm elections.

The news all but overwhelmed one of the busiest weeks of the congressional year, with Jewish victories on care for the elderly, abortion, evangelism in the military, and funding for Israel defense programs; qualified wins on funds to protect Jewish institutions and Iran sanctions; and losses on civil liberties and Palestinian Authority sanctions.


Good will strained by House tiff on Christmas

Published: 23 December 2005

WASHINGTON – First there was the congresswoman who saved Christmas. Then there was the congressman who rescued Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and Ramadan. Then, somewhere in between, there was the complaint about elf-tossing.



Father of terror victim seeks further legal action

LocalPublished: 16 December 2005
WASHINGTON – Stephen Flatow is hoping for further legal action against the Florida professor acquitted of charges that he helped lead Islamic Jihad, the same terrorist organization that murdered his daughter.
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