Politics

Boxed In? Warren Confronts Tough Politics Of Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Elizabeth Warren, it was supposed to be one more big idea in a campaign built around them: a promise that everyone could get government-funded health care, fo...

‘Just Too Darn Old:’ Sanders, Biden Confront Age Concerns

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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders insists he feels better than ever less than a month after heart surgery, but his return to the campaign trail this week sparked new questio...

Iran Views US Withdrawal From Syria As An Opportunity

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TEHRAN (JNS) — Amid the fast-paced violent developments unfolding in northeast Syria, Iran remains a central actor in the area, and it likely views the withdrawal of U.S. special f...

Department Of Justice Review Of Russia Probe Now A Criminal Inquiry

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has shifted its review of the Russia probe to a criminal investigation, a person familiar with the matter says. It's a move that is likely ...

Pence Takes Swipe At NBA, Nike In Critical Speech On China

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence took a swipe at Nike and the NBA on Thursday in a speech criticizing communist China's record on trade and human rights, saying American...

Congress Bids Tearful Farewell To ‘Sweet Elijah’ Cummings

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress bid a tearful farewell Thursday to Rep. Elijah Cummings , hailing the son of sharecroppers as a "master of the House" as the Maryland Democrat...

Iran’s Supreme Leader: ‘We Will Never Give Up Our Resistance Against America’

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TEHRAN (MEMRI) — Iran will never give up its resistance against America, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said at a recent ceremony at Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Gua...

UK’s Johnson Seeks Dec 12 Election To Break Brexit Impasse

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his promise of an October Brexit and pinned his hopes on a December election. Two days after lawmakers s...

How Bernie Sanders Became A Favorite Among Muslim Americans

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders was one of only two Democratic presidential candidates to address the Islamic Society of North America Convention in August, the largest annual ga...

North Korea Urges US To Act Wisely Through Year-End Deadline

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday accused U.S. officials of maintaining hostility against Pyongyang despite a "special" relationship between leader Kim Jong Un and ...

Netanyahu To Meet With Gantz For Unity Government Talks

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Blue and White and Likud party leaders Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in the coming days to discuss the possibility of forming a unit...

GOP Stands By Trump, Gingerly, After Diplomat’s Testimony

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ASHINGTON (AP) — They pleaded ignorance, saying they'd not read the diplomat's damning statement. They condemned the Democrats' tactics as unfair. They complained that the allegati...

Analysis: Trump’s ‘Success’ In Syria Cedes Region To Russia

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared success in Syria and created a bumper-sticker moment to illustrate his campaign promise to put a stop to American involvement in "...

Survey: Most Israelis Support A Government With 2 Large Political Parties

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — A majority of Israelis support a new government based on two large political parties and rotating the post of prime minister between their leaders, a new survey f...

Pennsylvania’s Gas Politics Churn As Trump Embraces Industry

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump promoted his support for the natural gas industry, making clear Wednesday on his second visit to Pennsylvania in the past three months that...

Benny Gantz Still Intent On Forming Unity Government With Netanyahu

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Benny Gantz said Wednesday that he will aim to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party to “repair the divisions in our society.” ...

Chaotic Scene As Republicans Disrupt Impeachment Deposition [VIDEO]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans brought House Democrats' impeachment investigation to a halt on Wednesday as around two dozen GOP House members stormed into a closed-door deposition ...

Israel’s President To Task Benny Gantz With Forming Government

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It will mark the first time in more than a decade that someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will attempt to form a government. On Monday, the prime minister returned the mandat...
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Congressmen Call Out Twitter For Allowing Hamas And Hezbollah On The Platform

WASHINGTON — (JTA) — Four members of the House of Representatives have called out Twitter for allowing Hamas and Hezbollah to maintain a presence on its social media platform. R...

Trump Likens House Impeachment Inquiry To ‘A Lynching’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump triggered outrage Tuesday by comparing the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry to a lynching, assigning the horrors of a deadly and racist cha...