Politics

In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the most powerful people in Washington have not spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century, one that ...

Pelosi Creating House Committee To Oversee Economic Bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will establish a special House committee with subpoena power to oversee the government's spending of the more than $2.2 tri...

Joe Biden Predicts Democratic Convention Delay Until August

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prospective Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he thinks his party's nominating convention will have to be pushed back from July into August because o...

Trump Warns Iran Against Attacking US Troops In Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in Iraq. ...

Early Divisions As Congress Weighs Next Help For Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan partnership that propelled a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package through Congress just days ago is already showing signs of strain, raising quest...

Republican Jewish Coalition In Rare Move Targets A GOP Congressman In Primary

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition — specifically its political action committee — has had it with Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky. And he’s a Republican. Massie ...

McConnell: Impeachment ‘Diverted Attention’ From Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump's impeachment trial distracted the federal government from paying attention to the novel corona...

Democratic Lawmakers Call For Racial Data In Virus Testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the co...

FBI Reaches Out To Sen. Burr Over Stock Sales Tied To Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr about his sale of stocks before the coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Mon...

Trump Defends Extending Virus Guidelines As Spread Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines thr...

AP Fact Check: Trump Gets A Reality Check On Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials so...

Trump Says US Won’t Pay For Meghan And Harry’s Security

LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has offered his opinion on the future of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, insisting the United States government won’t pay for the couple...

Bernie Sanders’ Florida Campaign Office Vandalized With Swastikas

FLORIDA (JTA) — A Florida campaign office for Bernie Sanders was vandalized with swastikas. A tweet Saturday from the Florida for Bernie account showed two large swastikas paint...

Israeli-american Challenges Longtime Lawmaker Jerry Nadler For Congressional Seat

NEW YORK (JTA) - An Israeli American who advised Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign is challenging Jerry Nadler in the Democratic primary for the veteran lawmaker’s congressional ...

British PM Boris Johnson Tests Positive For COVID-19

LONDON (AP) —British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Friday, while the number of infections in the United States surged to the mos...

Trump Camp Threatens Local TV Stations Over Democratic Ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is threatening legal action against local TV stations in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin if ...

Virus Relief Package Could Help Trump, Kushner Businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $2 trillion legislative package moving through Congress to shore up the U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus was carefully written to prevent President ...

Analysis: Winners And Losers In Thursday’s Mad Political Upheaval In Israel

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — After a rollercoaster week in Israeli politics, Israel has gone from being a parliament without a government and governed by the judiciary to a government ind...

Drama In Knesset: Blue-And-White Falls Apart As Gantz To Join Netanyahu In Unity Government

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a dramatic move designed to establish a government in Israel after three unresolved elections over the past year, Benny Gantz's faction in Blue-And-White h...

Too Big To Infect? Some Us Leaders Defy Virus Guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has advised against all international travel because of the coronavirus, but that didn't stop Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from flying to A...