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  • Obama speech after Connecticut school shooting [FULL TEXT]

    By JewishJournal

    December 14, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    Text of President Barack Obama's address to the nation after Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, as provided by CQ Transcriptions:

    "This afternoon, I spoke with Governor Malloy and FBI Director Mueller. I offered Gov. Malloy my condolences on behalf of...

  • The speech President Obama should have given after the Connecticut school shooting

    By Rob Eshman

    December 14, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When news of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School first broke, President Barack Obama stood before the nation, felt our grief and shed a tear.

    It was a beautiful, touching moment — and I resented it.

    I’m all for grown men crying. I’m all for presidents, in times of...

  • Healing from a Tragedy: A Recipe for Love

    By Elana Horwich

    December 14, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    We are all sickened with today's tragedy. My heart goes out to the families that have lost relatives and to the children who have lost teachers and friends. This terrible incident cannot be undone or excused.

    For a moment today I felt incredibly powerless. And then I remembered...

  • 28 reported dead, including 20 children, in Connecticut school shooting

    December 14, 2012 | 11:30 am

    [UPDATE 2:00 p.m. PST] An earlier report claiming the gunman's brother was found dead is being disputed by police.

    [10 a.m.] A heavily armed gunman opened fire on school children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing at least 28 people, including 20...

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  • My Single Peeps: Mike K.

    July 25, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    I generally don’t meet people at their offices. I feel it’s best to get to know them in a neutral place, like a coffee shop. But Mike told me he worked in porn, and the deviant in me was intrigued. Suffice it to say, his office might as well have sold paper supplies, it was that...

  • Conn. legislation will allow mezuzahs on condo doorframes

    April 10, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney is expected to announce legislation to protect citizens’ rights to display religious symbols.

    Looney is scheduled to announce the legislation on Tuesday morning, joined by representatives of the Connecticut Regional Office of...

  • Beaches Belong to the People, Even in Greenwich

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    June 2, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    It was a sweltering Memorial Day in the New York area so I drove with my kids to Greenwich, Connecticut ,which I was told had beautiful beaches. I was somewhat reluctant to go because I had read that Greenwich makes it difficult for outsiders to use their parks and beaches. But I had...

  • Lieberman ends political career, notes historic VP bid [VIDEO]

    January 19, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman noted his “barrier-breaking” vice presidential candidacy in announcing his decision not to seek re-election.

    Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced his decision Wednesday in Hartford in the presence of four of his children and six of his grandchildren.

    He noted to...

  • Six degrees of Senator Joe Lieberman

    January 19, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    It was an innocuous interview about a subject I no longer remember.  A dozen years ago, I made arrangements to meet Joe Lieberman in a Manhattan office building where he had other business.  The Connecticut senator, who announced this week he won’t seek re-election for a fifth...

  • Lieberman notes barriers he broke in ending his political career

    January 19, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) noted his “barrier-breaking” vice presidential candidacy in announcing his decision not to run again.

    Lieberman announced his decision Wednesday in Hartford. Present were four of his children and six of his grandchildren.

    He noted to applause from his...

  • Swastika painted on Conn. synagogue

    January 12, 2011 | 11:11 am

    A large swastika and the word “Nazi” were spray-painted on a Connecticut synagogue.

    The graffiti on the B’nai Shalom synagogue in Waterbury was discovered Tuesday morning by worshipers.

    Police are investigating the vandalism, which has been classified as a hate crime, according to reports.

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) visited the synagogue Tuesday, WFSB TV reported.

    “An act of hatred like this one is not a prank,” Blumenthal said, adding that the graffiti should be seen as a “criminal action.”

  • Lieberman War View Triggers Backlash

    By James D. Besser

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) has earned the appreciation of a Republican administration he has resolutely defended on the issue of the Iraq War. One prominent Jewish activist described Lieberman's "powerful sense of mission" in supporting the war.

    But that steadfastness also has...

  • Why Not Lieberman?

    By Paul Kujawsky

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What a difference two and a half years make. When Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore selected Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman as his running mate in 2000, there was a surge of Jewish pride and support. Now that Lieberman has announced his own candidacy in the 2004 presidential...

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