Politics

Bipartisan Letter To Chief US Trade Rep Expresses Concern Over Tariffs On Israel

WASHINGTON (JNS) U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) sent a letter on Thursday to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, sharing their concerns ...

Most Israelis Want Orthodox Parties out of Government, Survey Says

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ISRAEL - (JTA) — Israeli voters delivered an inconclusive result in last week’s election. More than a week after the vote, it’s still unclear what shape Israel’s government will ta...

A First: Vermont GOP Governor Backs Trump Impeachment Probe

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ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's governor has become the first Republican chief executive to support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump but cautions that he...

Whistleblower Complaint Takeaways: More Than A Phone Call

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The phone call is just a start. A whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump's dealings with the new president of Ukraine lays out concerns about mul...

Whistleblower: White House Tried to ‘Lock Down’ Call Details

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The secret whistleblower complaint at the center of Congress' impeachment inquiry alleges that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office to "solicit i...

Roll Call: Where The Jewish Congressional Caucus Stands On Impeaching President Trump

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Of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 185 have said that they are for an impeachment inquiry or impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump as they accuse him, ba...

Trump Transcript: What We Know, What we Don’t

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine's new leader to work with lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political...

Text Of The Memo Of Trump’s Conversation With Zelenskiy

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The White House released a memo of President Donald Trump's July 25 telephone conversation with Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The White House says a "m...

Romney Says Trump Ukraine Call ‘Troubling’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says that he has read the rough transcript of the call between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president and finds it "deeply troub...

The Trump-Ukraine Controversy, And The Jews Involved, Explained

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — A week ago, impeachment was not the flavor of the season. The interest in Robert Mueller’s special counsel report into Russian election interference had waned...

Trump Greets Impeachment Inquiry with Confidence, Irritation

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty-eight floors above Manhattan, President Donald Trump watched his legacy change and his political future grow more uncertain. The president, back in his hom...

Dems Intensify Calls For Details Of Whistleblower Complaint

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Washington - Congressional Democrats on Monday pressed their demands for full disclosure of a whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump and intensified their calls for...

At UN, Trump Focuses On Religious Freedom, Not Climate

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United Nations - President Donald Trump was addressing a conference for world leaders at the United Nations, but he was talking to his political base Monday as he breezed by a majo...

Trump Says Meeting With Kim Jong Un “Could Happen Soon”

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United Nations - U.S. President Donald Trump says another meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "could happen soon." Trump didn't elaborate Monday at the start of UN meet...

Upping The Pressure, Rivlin Invites Netanyahu And Gantz For Unity Talks

Jerusalem - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, to his residence on Monday in an effort to sway the le...

Schumer Wants Senate To Investigate Trump Over Ukraine

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Washington - The top Senate Democrat is calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to investigate a whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine....

Trump Visits 2 Key States With Leaders Of India, Australia

Houston - President Donald Trump's run-up to the U.N. General Assembly was a dash on Sunday through two key political states with two world leaders at events that felt like his rau...

Pompeo: Resist China’s Demands To Repatriate Fleeing Uighurs

United Nations - America's top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression. Secretary ...

Arab Parties Considering Recommending Gantz As Prime Minister

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Jerusalem - Ahead of their meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday to discuss who will be charged with forming the next Israeli government, the Joint List will repor...

In Gun Buyback Talk, How Do You Round Up So Many Weapons?

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Washington - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke's recent vow to take away people's AR-15 and AK-47 rifles raised one big question: How is it possible to round up the m...