Politics

Pentagon: 34 US troops had brain injuries from Iran’s strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that 34 U.S. troops were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries suffered in this month's Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base, an...

Trump, a Late Convert to Cause, to Join Anti-Abortion Rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just four years ago that a political committee supporting one of Donald Trump's Republican rivals unveiled an ad slamming his views on abortion, complete w...

Thunberg Brushes off Mockery From US Finance Chief

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from the U.S. Treasury chief, saying Friday his comments have “of course no ...

Now on Trump’s Team, Dershowitz Says, ‘I Haven’t Changed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Dershowitz was in line at Mar-a-Lago's lavish Christmas Eve buffet last month when President Donald Trump stopped to chat. The retired Harvard law profess...

Poll: Many in Us Support Trump Decision to Kill Iran General

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows Americans are more likely than not to support President Donald Trump’s decision to order a drone strike that killed an Iranian general, even amid...

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes Collide in Pricey Knife Fight

NEW YORK (AP) — They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel t...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Launches Reelection Bid With Big Advantages

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar’s congressional career got off to a rocky start just a year ago, with her provocative remarks on Israel and Jews stirring anger across the countr...

Buttigieg’s Unlikely Iowa Rise Now Carries High Expectations

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg finds himself in a place that he could hardly have contemplated when he began running for president a year ago: He likely cannot finish lower th...

Iconic Journalist Jim Lehrer Dies At 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 8...

Weather Forces Cancellation Of Kushner Israel Visit

WASHINGTON (Israel Hayom) — Senior adviser to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner and U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz will not attend the ...

Democrats Face Risks And Limits In Trump’s Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The challenge is becoming increasingly clear for House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump's impeachment case as the Senate convenes for a second day of ...

Iran Uses Violence, Politics To Try To Push US Out Of Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has...

WATCH: Charles Appears To Snub Pence At Jerusalem’s Holocaust Forum

JERUSALEM (AP) - Britain’s Prince Charles appeared to snub U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Thursday’s World Holocaust Forum. As he arrived for the event in Jerusalem, Char...

Russian Lawmakers OK Putin’s Constitutional Proposals

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Thursday quickly gave preliminary approval to a slew of constitutional changes widely seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to remain in...

The Latest On The Gathering In Jerusalem Of Dozens Of World Leaders For The World Holocaust Forum

JERUSALEM (AP) - The latest on the gathering in Jerusalem of dozens of world leaders for the World Holocaust Forum, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of t...

Trump Sets Presidential Record For Most Tweets In A Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump set a presidential record for activity on his favorite social media platform Wednesday, tweeting and retweeting at length about the Senate ...

Bloomberg: I Opposed The Iran Deal, But The Way Trump Left It Was Wrong

WASHINGTON (JTA) — We ran a story last week on where the top seven Democrats running for president stood on Iran policy. Try as we could, we could not pin down a position for Mi...

Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton Over Russia ‘Favorite’ Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday over an interview in which Clinton appeared to call ...

NY Councilman Chaim Deutch Announces He Will Run For Congress

NEW YORK (VINnews) — New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch has announced that he will run for Congress in New York’s 9th District, become the latest Democrat to issue a primary ch...

DC Sues Trump Inaugural Committee, Alleging Abuse Of Funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1 million to book a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in the nation's capital as part of a scheme to “...