United States political news and analysis with a focus on the connection between American policy and the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
For the first time, J Street’s affiliated political action committee will raise money for a presidential candidate, arguing that any of the Democrats running is preferable to President Donald Trump.
Trump has repeatedly denied that there was quid pro quo and implored that people "read the transcripts" of the phone call.
In the video Trump can be heard telling an aide to “take out” then-United States Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during a donor dinner in 2018 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
Schiff, D- Calif., is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and the lead prosecutor in Trump’s impeachment hearing in the Senate.
In a statement, an attorney for Bolton suggested that the Times’ account was accurate and said he had submitted Bolton's book manuscript to the National Security Council on December 30.
New polling released on Sunday showed Sanders leading in New Hampshire and tied with Biden in Iowa, the first two states to weigh in the Democratic primary.
"I’m not the only Jewish candidate running for president. But I am the only one who doesn’t want to turn America into a kibbutz," Bloomberg told a campaign event at a synagogue in Miami.
In a statement on Saturday, Pompeo said Kelly had lied to him twice - once in setting up the interview, and then again in agreeing to conduct their post-interview conversation off the record.
Nine Jewish lawmakers have made their choices known — that’s not counting the two who are running
The recording features a voice that sounds like Trump's speaking at a small dinner in April 2018 with guests including Lev Parnas, a former associate of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, ABC reported.
Democrats this week have outlined their charges that Trump only grew interested in corruption in Ukraine when it appeared that Biden could become a serious political threat.
American right-leaning activist group Project Veritas released footage of Martin Weissgerber, a Bernie Sanders supporter, who claimed he is ready to take part in armed revolt.
In the third presidential impeachment trial in US history, Trump, a Republican, is accused of attempting to coerce Ukraine’s government into digging up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The president’s team would like nothing more than to provoke a bitter conflict. We’re not going to let them,” Rep. Adam B. Schiff said.
Ocasio-Cortez said “no one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars,” during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day discussion with author Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The Republican Trump sounded a defiant note, telling reporters in Switzerland the Democrats did not have enough evidence to find him guilty and remove him from office.
Senators voted to block four separate motions from Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to subpoena records and documents related to Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
Solomon Rajput is running in the 12th Congressional District, which borders the 13th Congressional District, served by Dem. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a congresswoman known as an Israel critic.
Pelosi and six Congress members will travel on Wednesday to Israel to participate the following day in the 5th World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
House impeachment investigators released material that Parnas had turned over to them including text messages, photos and calendar entries.
Besides pesky reporters, the senators who will serve as jurors in the impeachment trial will be on the lookout for aggressive protesters in Senate office buildings adjacent to the Capitol.
His long day began in the familiar confines of the ornate marble-fronted Supreme Court building before he headed across the street to the US Capitol to preside over the full opening session.
Clinton said Sanders demonstrated "a pattern" in how his campaign attacked women rivals.
"It almost seems as though the resolution was written in the White House, not in the Senate," Schumer said in a separate news conference, referring to McConnell's plan.
Trump impeachment hearings in the Senate will be held six days a week, Monday through Saturday.
While most Americans and non-Americans familiar with the intricacies of America recognize Idaho as the home of potatoes, few would consider their views on foreign policy issues, including Israel.
The Council on American Islamic Relations celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019, publishing a gala program which included full copies of the letters
Democrats are united behind progressivism, but need to decide how they want to implement it, the paper argued.
The senator is aiming to build a more diverse support network, having previously faced criticism that his 2016 campaign was too male and too white.
Biden accused Sanders of misleading voters with a video his staff said showed Biden expressing support for cuts to retirement and disability benefits program but which he said was deceptively edited.
"Bernie and I have been friends a long time. We fight for the same issues," Warren said.
Elan Carr, the US special envoy for monitoring and combating antisemitism, also weighed in on the upcoming 75th anniversary, saying that there are three “primary sources” of hatred toward Jews.
The Sanders campaign has refused to back down.
"We are on strong legal footing. The president has done nothing wrong, and we believe that will be borne out in this process," sources have said.
The Virginia Senate passed bills to require background checks on all firearms sales, limit handgun purchases to one a month, and restore local governments' right to ban weapons from public spaces.
Pulley often condemned “[US President Jimmy] Carter’s war drive against the Iranian people,” claiming the US “was on the brink of war with Iran.”
“This is the same guy who watched antisemites, their veins bulging, coming out of fields, literally carrying torches,” Biden said, referring to the deadly neo-Nazi protests in 2017.
The letter sent Thursday was signed by 32 moderate Democrats, many who represent districts won by Trump in 2016. Trump’s restrictions on immigration impact migrants from a number of Muslim countries.
The White House also said Jane Raskin, one of Trump's private lawyers, and Eric Herschmann, another former independent counsel, would be on the president's legal team.
The Supreme Court will take up appeals in two cases involving electors who decided to vote in the Electoral College process for someone other than Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Dalia al-Aquidi is tired of Ilhan Omar playing identity politics. "Muslims, Christians, Jews are all Americans," she said.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump called the whole impeachment process a "big hoax."
The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Wednesday sent two formal charges against Trump to the Republican-led Senate.
The poll interviewed 700 likely caucusgoers between January 2 and January 8.
The Democratic president hopeful was appalled by Kennedy's position on the Cuban Revolution.
Sanders disputed that claim before and during the debate but Warren insists it's true.
"This is not the time for thoughts and prayers. We need resources and action," said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League.
"The cops are going to be the ones that are getting f***ing beaten in Milwaukee."
“The emphasis is on litigation. The emphasis is on comfort level in the court room,” Pelosi said.
"Right now... we have a president who is lying again and could drag us into a war that is even worse than the war in Iraq."
Unlike laws in the 1970s, the bill does not include criminal penalties, but it preserves the earlier laws’ monetary punishment.
Warren has been uncharacteristically silent about her foreign policy, delivering only one speech and an article about it in the year or so she’s been campaigning.
The Senate is expected to acquit Trump, as none of its 53 Republicans have voiced support for ousting him, a step that would require a two-thirds majority in the 100-member Senate.
"It's a mess" say local democrats, as the four front runners cluster in the polls.
People are outraged as Trump retweets a doctored photo depicting Sen. Chuck Schumer in a turban and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wearing a hijab standing in front of the Iranian flag.
Rose, a Jewish army veteran, is one of at least nine Democrats with national security backgrounds who flipped seats from Republican to Democratic in the 2018 presidential election.
Gene Steinberg was born and raised barely an hour outside New York City, but well into adulthood he could barely speak the language of his native country.
Senators, community leaders, supporting quadrupling security grants program for houses of worship
The New Jersey Democrat had immediately been seen as a top contender when he launched his campaign in February 2019.
Republican governor Greg Abbott has written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to opt out of the refugee resettlement scheme, arguing that Texans should take priority for public spending.
Omar has slammed Trump for imposing sanctions upon the Iranian regime, yet was happy to introduce a House resolution in support of the antisemitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
New Hampshire will hold the second primary contest in February and victory in the state has historically helped fuel candidate momentum.
The spat underscores the rising stakes for Warren, Sanders and the 11 other Democrats seeking their party's nod to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November's election.
Iran has complicated the picture even more.
The organization was originally founded by Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans in 2002, the former of whom is herself Jewish, and is known for protesting pro-Israel events on Capitol Hill.
The two are distantly related, a 2017 episode of 'finding your roots' revealed.
The billionaire has pledged to fund 500 staffers across the country to work for the Democratic nominee, whoever it is.
Divisions are forming among a close-knit group of nine Democrats over American policy on Iran.
In the interview, the president also criticized Ilhan Omar: "She hates Israel. She hates Jewish People."
The Jewish writer and self-help guru made the announcement in a message to supporters on Friday, The New York Times reported.
Three Republican congressmen, reps. Ted Budd from North Carolina, Lee Zeldin from New York and David Kustoff from Tennessee, introduced H. Res. 782 to combat antisemitism in the United States.
A bill formalizing the figure gained support from both Republican and Democratic senators.
Rep. Jim Banks called Omar's PTSD comments a "disgrace," and "offensive to our nation's veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe."
Facebook is struggling to quell criticism of its ads policies. In particular it has come under fire after it exempted politicians' ads from fact-checking standards applied to other content.
Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire media mogul, is financing his run for president out of his own pocket.
"Members of Congress have serious, urgent concerns about the Administration's decision to engage in hostilities against Iran and about its lack of strategy moving forward," Pelosi said.
Bloomberg, a late entrant in the Democratic contest to take on President Donald Trump in the November election, said nominating someone without business experience would help Trump.
The draft was last in effect in 1973 and the military has been an all-volunteer force since then.
Cuomo cut the man free from the seatbelt and helped him climb out of the vehicle.
Bolton strongly objected to an effort by Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to pressure Kiev outside of regular diplomatic channels, according to witnesses
Finishing her first year in Congress, the leader of "The Squad" looks back on the hate against her, as well as the vocal support she's received.
Celebrity endorsements don't usually make or break an election, but Judge Judy could be an exception.
Chafee will make his formal announcement at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Cooke told the Providence Journal.
While a serving US president usually needs Congress to officially declare war, the US has not declared war against any nation since 1942
"I believe there was a threat, but the question of how imminent is still one I want answered," Senator Mark Warner said.
US Senator for Texas Ted Cruz: Killing Soleimani was long-overdue justice for Israeli allies who have suffered from terrorism at the hands of Hezbollah terrorists commanded by IRGC Quds Force.
The peace team originally planned to roll out the political part of the plan last summer but decided to wait until a new government in Israel is sworn in.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has sent five questions on antisemitism and Jewish issues to all of the registered American presidential candidates from both parties.
Campaign manager Faiz Shakir said Sanders' "grassroots movement" showed he was he best placed candidate to defeat Trump.
The normally reserved and mild-mannered Roberts, 64, will have the largely symbolic role of presiding officer, with senators casting the crucial votes.
Pompeo’s rise as a central figure in the US-Israel relationship comes as US President Donald Trump seems to be distancing himself from Netanyahu.
In the unlikely event he is found guilty, Trump would be removed from office.
Speaking at an event in Exeter, New Hampshire, the former vice president added that he "can't think of one right now."
“This is not an exaggeration: Mr. Lewis has transformed our country through his struggle and leadership,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, the Anti-Defamation League’s CEO.