Monthly Archives: December 2012

FINALLY: White House Says A Fiscal Cliff Deal Has Been Reached

The White House says  a deal had been reached to avert the "fiscal cliff" and dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to Capitol Hill, an...

Judge Deciding If Stores Must Post Tobacco Apology

A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro...

Clinton’s Blood Clot An Uncommon Complication

The kind of blood clot in the skull that doctors say Hillary Rodham Clinton has is relatively uncommon but can occur after an injury...

Edelstein: Peres Takes Our Efforts Backwards

Israeli President Shimon Peres's comments that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is a partner for peace hurt Israel's public diplomacy efforts, Information and Diaspora...

Obama: ‘Last Thing You Want to Hear on New Year’s Eve Is Another Speech...

President Barack Obama began his afternoon remarks at the White House by saying, "I realize that the last thing you want to hear on...

House Won’t Vote Before Midnight Deadline On ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal

The House will miss the midnight deadline tonight that lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff." House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber...

Historic Touro Synagogue: Rift Over Sefer Torah Crowns

A disagreement over the ownership of a set of 18th century crowns for Sifrei Torah worth millions has led to dueling lawsuits between member's...

Lieberman: ‘Clinton Will Testify’ On Benghazi

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) expects Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on the Benghazi attacks once her health improves, he said during a...

Don’t Cut School Recess, Pediatricians Say

Since the advent of the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, some schools have been cutting or eliminating recess to spend...

Jewish Nobel Winner, Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, Dies at 103

Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, a JewishItalian Nobel Prize-winning neurologist who discovered critical chemical tools that the body uses to direct cell growth and build nerve...