Jewish senator bids for US presidency

March 21, 2006 at 7:27 pm | Posted in political parties | Leave a comment

(Jerusalem Post) Russell Feingold, the Democratic senator from Wisconsin, immediately raised his public profile here this past week when he stood up in Congress demanding that President George W. Bush be censured over his domestic eavesdropping program, which Feingold considers illegal.

Read more at http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?

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THE SITUATION: Daring Raid on Prison Shows A Newly Aggressive Olmert

March 21, 2006 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Israel | Leave a comment

(Forward) Whatever else he might have accomplished in this week’s dramatic raid on a Jericho prison, Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert certainly put his personal stamp on Israel’s political agenda. If any Israelis were still wondering about Olmert’s leadership skills and his mastery of things military, they’ll now have the images from Jericho to carry with them when they enter the polling booth in less than two weeks.

Read more at http://www.forward.com/articles/7501

Pennsylvania Churches Must Avoid Becoming Entangled In Partisan Political Machine, Says Americans United

March 21, 2006 at 7:20 pm | Posted in Church and State, political parties | Leave a comment

(Americans United) Religious leaders in Pennsylvania should be wary of a new political organizing effort that appears to be little more than a thinly veiled push to help re-elect U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Details about the new drive, spearheaded by the group Let Freedom Ring, appear in today’s New York Times. The newspaper noted that a March 6 organizing event by the group featured a video appearance by Santorum but not his Democratic opponent or any other candidates. Following the presentation, organizer Colin A. Hanna praised Santorum and recommended his book It Takes a Family.

Read more at http://www.au.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8055

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