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Jack Lew Wins 19-5 Senate Committee Vote

By Reuters

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday backed President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Treasury, Jack Lew, despite some concerns about his perks from previous employers, clearing the way for a confirmation vote in the full Senate.Read More


Chuck Hagel Wins 57-41 Vote in Senate, Ending Debate Over Israel and Iran

By Reuters

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Chuck Hagel on Tuesday as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense.Read More


Aly Raisman, Jewish Olympics Queen, Confirmed for 'Dancing With the Stars'

By JTA

Aly Raisman, the Jewish gymnast who won three medals at last summer’s London Olympics, is joining the celebrity cast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”Read More


Oscars' Seth MacFarlane Says 'No Way' He'd Host Again After Jewish Jokes Fiasco

By Reuters

Comedian Seth MacFarlane said on Tuesday that he would not host the star-studded Academy Awards ceremony again, after TV critics panned Sunday’s show.Read More


Chuck Hagel Set for Approval as GOP Falls Short by 71-27 Vote

By Reuters

The U.S. Senate cleared the way on Tuesday for the likely confirmation of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense.Read More


Orthodox Jew With No ID Must Pay $90 Fine

By JTA

An Orthodox Jewish man who for religious reasons failed to produce identifying documents to Dutch police will have to pay a $90 fine, a Dutch appeals court ruled.Read More


Jack Lew Wins 19-5 Senate Committee Vote for Treasury Post

By Reuters

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday backed President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Treasury, Jack Lew, overlooking the perks he got from previous employers and clearing the way for a full-Senate confirmation vote.Read More


First Gaza Rocket in Months Hits Israel

By Reuters

A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in Israel on Tuesday, the first such attack since a November truce, and a militant group said it launched the strike to retaliate for the death of a Palestinian in an Israeli jail.Read More


Sheldon Adelson Sues Reporter for 'Foul-Mouthed' Line

By JTA

Sheldon Adelson sued a Wall Street Journal reporter for libel for calling him “foul-mouthed.”Read More


Obama Plans To 'Listen' During Visit to Israel and Palestinian Territories

By Reuters

President Barack Obama will not bring a peace plan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next month, but rather intends to listen, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.Read More


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