Politics

Battle Lines Harden As Trump Impeachment Inquiry Goes Public

WASHINGTON (AP) — With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to...

Trump “Too Busy” To Watch Impeachment Hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — What hearings? What phone call? Professing disinterest and disdain, President Donald Trump said he was “too busy” doing the people’s business Wednesday to watc...

US And Turkey Have Friendly Talks But Differences Persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolv...

Orthodox Jew Is Running For Jeremy Corbyn’s Parliament Seat

LONDON (JTA) — As an observant Jew, Yosef David was taught to believe in miracles. That’s a good thing since David, a social worker from London, is going to need one to succeed ...

Takeaways So Far From House Public Impeachment Hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wednesday’s start of public impeachment hearings unfolding in Congress marked the first time that the American public could watch and listen to the witnesses whos...

Justice Dept. Rolls Out New Program To Combat Gun Violence

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federa...

Impeachment Witness Says Trump Asked About Ukraine Probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time a top diplomat testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about “the investigations” he wanted Ukraine to pursue that...

WATCH LIVE: House Holds First Public Hearing In Trump Impeachment Probe

The U.S. House launched the first public hearing Wednesday of Donald Trump’s impeachment investigation, the extraordinary process to determine whether the 45th president of the United States should be removed from office...

Roger Stone Wanted To ‘Debrief’ Kushner On DNC Email Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump confidant Roger Stone wanted to contact Jared Kushner in order to "debrief" the president's son-in-law about hacked emails that were damaging to Hillary Cli...

Unproven Fraud Claims Seen In State Races Could Cloud 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Kentucky's Republican governor trailed by thousands of votes in his re-election bid and Democrats took the reins of the Virginia Statehouse, social media posts...

Clinton: UK Voters Must See Russian Influence Report

LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a n...

Trump Addresses Hundreds Of Jews At Manhattan Fundraiser [VIDEOS]

NEW YORK (VosIzNeias) — The Intercontinental Hotel in Manhattan was filled up with approximately 400 Jews on Tuesday at an event organized to give thanks and generate support for P...

National Unity Government Is ‘Still Possible,’ Says Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Israel Hayom) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed confidence on Monday that it was still possible to achieve a “robust” unity government, saying there ...

Mulvaney Won’t Sue Over Impeachment, Declines To Cooperate

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow Preside...

Mulvaney To File His Own Impeachment Lawsuit, Lawyers Say

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney plans to file his own lawsuit over testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, withdrawing his bid to join a separ...

Former President Jimmy Carter Enters Hospital For Surgery

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recen...

Bernie Sanders Writes Essay On Anti-Semitism For Jewish Publication

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders published an essay titled “How to Fight Antisemitism” — perhaps his most expansive written consideration of his Jewish identity — in a Jewish publ...

Rep. Elaine Luria Holds Hebrew Bible In Ad Supporting Trump Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., released a video explaining why she supports the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. It’s a big deal because Luria is part...

Bernie Sanders To Michael Bloomberg: ‘Sorry, You Ain’t Going To Buy This Election’

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders went on the attack against potential fellow Jewish candidate Michael Bloomberg, saying he can not “buy this election.” Sanders threw down the g...

Trump Kicks Off Veterans Day Tribute In NYC [VIDEO]

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump kicked off New York City's Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation's veterans "risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to se...