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Sundown: Gun Control Plan Emerging

Plus Massachusetts rabbi considering Senate run

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Obama Picks John Kerry for State

Will he glide through the nomination process?

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Daybreak: Newtown Brings Focus to Faith

Plus John Kerry to replace Clinton at State Department

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Daybreak: Gaza Rockets End, Israel Mulls

Plus the brother of the Toulouse gunman speaks

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Iran Cyberwar Leaks Prompt Political Brawl

Conservatives, Senate accuse White House; White House accuses NYT

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Arizona’s Savvy Israel Ally

Wunderkind Democrat Andrei Cherny, ‘Clinton’s heir,’ is focusing on the Jewish state in his race for Congress

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Daybreak: Abbas Would Deal With New Gov

Plus Bibi switches course on settlement neighborhood, and more in the news

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Religious Republican Glass Ceiling Shattered

The imminent landmark very few are talking about

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Florida Goes For Romney; Did Boca Show Up?

A smaller percentage of the GOP electorate was Jewish than in 2008

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Admin. Engages Brotherhood in Egypt

Or: tomorrow’s Republican talking point, today

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Christian Wrong

Republicans are once again arguing that American Jews will abandon the Democratic Party. But it won’t happen, because Jews recoil from the GOP’s overt Christianity, even when it comes with staunch pro-Israel views.

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Sundown: Kerry Bashes Focus on Settlements

Plus R.I.P. Harman, lox vs. smoked salmon, and more

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Fashionable

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is every bit as dangerous and thuggish as his autocratic counterparts across the Middle East, yet for some reason Washington continues to embrace him

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Shock Waves

The renewed violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be tied to the wave of unrest in the Arab world—as a distraction meant to lure the U.S. back to a failed peace process

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Daybreak: Iran Rising

Plus Kerry and Assad’s secret plan for peace, and more in the news

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Holbrooke, a Top U.S. Diplomat, Dies at 69

A one-of-a-kind character, yet consummately of his times

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Shadow Play: Agents of Influence on Egypt Ambassador Pick Robert S. Ford

Syria may be getting a new U.S. ambassador, but the problem of Syrian engagement is far from solved