Politics

Democratic Debate Reveals The Candidates’ Differences On Middle East Policy

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (JTA) — The fourth Democratic presidential debate revealed fissures among the candidates on whether to keep U.S. troops in the Middle East. The 12 hopefuls on ...

Trump Dismisses US Stakes In Syria: “We’re 7,000 Miles Away”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of America's presence in Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in supporting the Kurdish fighters who died by t...

3 Of The 4 Congresswoman In ‘The Squad’ Endorse Bernie Sanders

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (JTA) — Three of the four members of “The Squad,” the grouping of progressive Democratic freshmen who have stirred excitement in their party with their ideas as w...

Democratic Debate Takeaways: Warren Attacked, 70s Club Avoids Age Issue [VIDEO]

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WESTERVILLE, OH (AP) — A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-h...

What’s Next In The Impeachment Inquiry As Congress Returns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning from a two-week recess on Tuesday, but some lawmakers barely left Washington. Three House committees investigating impeachment worked thr...

Report: Rivlin Unlikely To Extend Netanyahu’s Mandate To Form Coalition

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin is not expected to grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an extension to form a majority government and will likely pass on the...

Kremlin Relishes US Pullback From Syria, Turmoil In Ukraine

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MOSCOW (AP) — From Syria to Ukraine, new fault lines and tensions are offering the Kremlin fresh opportunities to expand its clout and advance its interests. In Syria, the U.S. ...

Hunter Biden To Step Down From Chinese Board

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden announced on Sunday that he will step down from the board of directors o...

US Suspends Tariff Hike In Limited China Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports that was set to take effect Tuesday, and China agreed to buy $40 billion to $50 b...

Rumblings Quiet After Likud Vote Assures Netanyahu As Party Head And Premier Designate

JERUSALEM (JNS) — As the situation stands right now, Israel seems to be headed toward a third election in the early months of 2020. The Likud Central Committee met on Thursday n...

Envoy To Ukraine Was Removed After Pushback On Giuliani

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was removed from her post after insisting that Rudy Giuliani's requests to Ukrainian officials for investigations be relayed...

Trump Aims To Turn Impeachment Probe Into Campaign Asset

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant in the face of an impeachment probe Thursday as he sought to convert the threat to his presidency into a weapon on the campaig...

Pompeo Accuses Iran Of Lying About Oil Delivery To Syria

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WASHINGTON (JNS) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of lying about an oil delivery to Syria through its oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, which was impounded by the United...

ICE Criticizes Ruling Restricting Use Of Immigrant Databases

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday criticized a judge's ruling barring his agency from relying solely on databases that h...

Florida Men Tied To Giuliani Arrested On Campaign Charges

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two businessmen tied to efforts by President Donald Trump's lawyer to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son were charged Thursday...

Netanyahu Condemns Turkey’s Invasion Of Kurdish Areas In Syria

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel condemned Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish areas of northeastern Syria and offered humanitarian aid to the Syrian Kurds. ...

Ukraine President: ‘No Blackmail’ In Conversation With Trump

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Thursday there was "no blackmail" in the phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump that helped spark an impeachm...

White House And Democrats Clash Over Rules For Impeachment

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Constitution gives the House "the sole power of impeachment" — but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal...

For 1st Time, Joe Biden Calls For Trump To Be Impeached

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ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his off...

White House: US Withdrawal Not ‘Green Light’ To Turkey To Massacre Kurds

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WASHINGTON (JNS) — Contrary to public perception, the White House has insisted that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision this week to withdraw U.S. forces along the Syria-Turkey ...