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Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail

Religion figured prominently in the last two presidential races, but is virtually absent from the 2012 campaign. After invoking faith throughout his first presidential bid, President Obama now barely mentions God. Similarly, rival Mitt Romney refers to religion in only the vaguest of terms.
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What Winning The 'Catholic Vote' Means Today

Catholics used to reliably side with Democrats, in large part because of the labor union movement. But after a century of integration, the group started to look like the rest of the American constituency. But out of this population, two new voting blocs have emerged — with more reliable preferences.
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American Muslim Organization Hosts National Walkathon

Thousands are expected to participate in an interstate walkathon to help fight "Islamophobia."

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Catholic Bishops Ramp Up Same-Sex Marriage Fight

When the archbishop of Newark, N.J., said that people who support same-sex marriage should refrain from communion, he was just one of several bishops taking aim at such unions. His comments came on the heels of the Bishops' campaign about contraception and they have led some see to see it as a political move.
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For Hasidic Jews, A Slow, Steady Rebirth In Russia

At one synagogue in Moscow, Hasidic Jews have been working for years to rebuild their numbers. For some, including the rabbi, it has largely been a self-guided journey.
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New Yorkers Rush By As Embattled Anti-Jihad Ads Hit The Subway

New York's transit authority posted controversial ads condemning Islamic Jihad in the city's subway system Monday, after losing a legal battle to withhold the posters. The campaign's sponsor says the ads target radicalism, not "peaceful Muslims."
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Controversial 'Anti-Jihad' Ads Posted In New York City

A controversial advertisement that equates Muslim jihad with savagery was posted in the New York City subway system on Monday. Pamela Geller, a conservative blogger and so-called "birther," won a court victory last week allowing her to place the ad in 10 stations.

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