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Angela Alsobrooks beats AIPAC-aligned opponent in Maryland Democratic primary

In one of the costliest Senate primary races in US history, Trone spent at least $62 million of his own money and did not accept money from political action committees.


This Jewish Gen-Z-er wants to be the next progressive pro-Israel congressman

Joe Vogel, a Jewish candidate, campaigns for Maryland's 6th District, blending his faith with progressive values, local issues, and support for Israel.

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a visit to Gateway Technical College in Sturtevant, W

House to vote on Republican-led bill requiring Biden to allow delivery of restricted weapons

US House to vote on "Israel Security Assistance Support Act" amid Biden's arms restriction to Israel; Republicans lead and the Democrats are divided.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman accuses Israel of 'onslaught against innocent civilians' during primary debate

Rep. Jamaal Bowman and challenger George Latimer clash over Israel, funding sources, and domestic issues in the heated Democratic primary debate.

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In Maryland, AIPAC has poured $4.2M into a congressional primary where Israel is not an issue

A campaign finance group linked to AIPAC, the United Democracy Project, injects $4.2 million into Maryland's Democratic primary, backing state Sen. Sarah Elfreth.


The challenge of finding the right leaders is nothing new

For any democracy to succeed, there needs to be broad agreement that their form of government has the consent of the governed and that it is good for people individually as well as for their nation.

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People are more likely to avoid the news as concerns on misinformation grow, study finds

The study found that politically conservative people were less likely to engage with news at all when concerns over misinformation arose

'Wished he'd done a little bit himself': Biden jokes Trump should have injected himself with bleach

Biden also made light of what he called Trump's "love letters" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, although Biden mistakenly referred to Kim as the president of South Korea.


Division among Democrats as 26 party members pen letter to Biden condemning withholding Israel aid

The representatives said they fear US public disputes with Israel only emboldens mutual enemies like Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis and other Iranian-backed proxies.

Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban.

'Bad, bad, bad,': Major Israeli-American Biden donor criticizes US threat to halt weapons

Haim Saban is an Israeli-American billionaire and long-time supporter of Israel and Jewish political causes and has been a consistent donor to the Democratic party since the 1990s.

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