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Why Christian conservatives oppose Chuck Hagel’s nomination

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, addresses the National Newspaper Association’s Government … Continued

Punishable peacemaking?

REUTERS U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens she is introduced to speak at the residence of the U.S. ambassador … Continued

Alanis Morissette struck the right note in Israel

Alanis Morissette, the Canadian American pop singer, is an unlikely ambassador to the Middle East, but in some ways, she … Continued

Boteach: ‘I care about the Republican Party because of its strong emphasis on the dignity’

“I care about the Republican Party because of its strong emphasis on the dignity that comes from economic opportunity and … Continued

My uncle’s assassination in Karachi

EPA Shi’ite Muslims react at the site of a suicide bomb attack targeting a Shi’ite Muslim mourning procession in Rawalpindi, … Continued

The return of pharaoh? The ‘power grab’ by Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

AP In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, President Mohamed Morsi, center right, waves to … Continued

Mr. President: Send Bill Clinton as Mideast peace envoy

AP Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City on Nov. 18, 2012. As Israelis and Palestinians continue … Continued

Romney, Obama and the elephants in the room

A previous version of the blog entry misspelled author Vishal Mangalwadi’s and Rabbi Daniel Sperber’s name. I could see Anwar … Continued

What lies ahead for the Mormons?

Linda Davidson THE WASHINGTON POST The Mormon LDS Temple and State Capitol are reflected in a business window in Salt … Continued

‘Mormon Moment’ RIP

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romneyconcedes the race on Nov. 7, 2012 in Boston. Thank goodness that the Mormon … Continued

Romney ‘reminds me of every well-meaning yet overbearing male church leader’

NIKKI KAHN, MELINA MARA Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney arrive at an airport rally in … Continued

Four more years of the same versus real change for America’s future

Chris Keane Reuters Bill Partlow sets up the voting area in Pineville, N.C., on Nov. 5. With nearly every poll, … Continued

Looking for an undecided voter? Check the pulpit

Pollsters and politicians hunting for the rare and elusive undecided voter might want to train their sights on the pulpit. … Continued

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

EPA An ultra-Orthodox Jewish voter, right, and a friend fill out write-in ballots in booths set up in a building … Continued

Romney contrasts, Obama attacks; who is more presidential?

AP President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney discuss a point during the third presidential debate at Lynn University … Continued

Mitt Romney’s unconscionable flip-flop on war and foreign policy

GETTY IMAGES President Obama debates with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as moderator Bob Schieffer listens on Oct. 22, 2012. … Continued

Religious minorities in the Middle East – It’s complicated

AP Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama answer a question during the third presidential debate at Lynn University … Continued

Obama, Romney pledge support to Israel in final presidential debate

President Obama and and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred over the best U.S. approach to the Middle East as … Continued

After a fierce debate, Obama and Romney lighten up at Catholic dinner

NEW YORK — Switching from jabs to jokes, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney set aside an evening between debates … Continued

Romney vs. Obama and Crowley

GETTY IMAGES Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama talk to each other during a town hall style debate … Continued