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GOP Demands Cuts in Sandy Aid Battle

By Reuters

The fight over federal aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy resumed on Tuesday with the House of Representatives set to consider $50.7 billion in additional funds that some Republicans want to reduce or offset with other spending cuts.Read More


Internet Activists Plan Protest Over Aaron Swartz

By Susan Armitage

Internet activists plan to protest at the Justice Department in memory of Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide while awaiting trial on controversial federal hacking charges.Read More


U.S. Blasts Morsi 'Apes and Pigs' Remark on Jews

By Reuters

The U.S. government on Tuesday strongly condemned disparaging comments about Jews that Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi was reported to have made almost three years ago when he was a Muslim Brotherhood leader, and urged him to repudiate his remarks.Read More


Israel Blocks Palestinians From Returning to E1

By Reuters

Israeli police, using stun grenades, blocked about 50 Palestinian activists who tried on Tuesday to reoccupy tents they pitched last week on a patch of West Bank land which Israel wants for Jewish settlements.Read More


Chuck Schumer Announces Support for Chuck Hagel

By Nathan Guttman

One of Chuck Hagel’s greatest potential obstacles on his path to approval as defense secretary has now been removed.Read More


Aaron Swartz Funeral Held in Chicago

By Susan Armitage

A funeral for Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old internet pioneer who promoted open access to information, was held this morning at Central Avenue Synagogue in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.Read More


Slain Jewish Couple Recalled at Toronto Funeral

By Forward Staff

A beloved Jewish couple murdered in their South Florida home was remembered at a Toronto funeral filled with grief and unanswered questions.Read More


Jewish Groups Brace for Debt Ceiling Cuts

By JTA

if Congress can’t reach a deal to avoid the so-called sequester, Jewish-run programs could be severely scaled back, if not terminated, at home and abroad.Read More


Michael Steinhardt Set To Auction Judaica Trove

By JTA

Jewish philanthropist Michael Steinhardt will auction off his 500-piece Judaica collection, Sotheby’s announced.Read More


Obama Vows To Shmooze More With GOP

By Reuters

Would more partying and backslapping between Washington’s political opponents narrow the bitter partisan divide? President Barack Obama is willing to try, but is not sure it will work.Read More


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