Politics

Netanyahu Vows To Annex Jordan Valley, Settlements ‘Immediately’ If Elected

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that if he wins Israel’s March 2 elections, he will annex not only the Jordan Valley but also all s...

Awake? Senators Struggle To Stay Focused On Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was still speaking — about witnesses, documents, future presidents and the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He'd said it all before, but five ho...

Bloomberg Calls for Trump’s Removal in New Impeachment AD

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg launched a new impeachment-focused television ad Tuesday urging the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from...

Warren Wants Task Force to Investigate Trump Administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren says she’ll create a federal task force to investigate corruption during the Trump administration if she’s elected president. The Massachusett...

New Sentencing Ordered for Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Silver

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction Tuesday but ordered a resentencing after reversing the convic...

Hillary Clinton Says ‘Nobody Likes’ Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says “nobody likes” her former presidential rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator remains entrenched among the front-runners in the De...

Impeachment Arguments As Seen By Democrats, Trump Team

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal filings to the Senate have laid out the arguments that will be made in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, where he faces two distinct allegations o...

McConnell Proposes Swift Impeachment Trial With Long Days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday proposed a condensed, two-day calendar for each side to give opening statements in President Donald Trump's impea...

Crimes? Impeachment Prosecutors, Defense Lay Out Arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s defense team and the prosecutors of his impeachment are laying out their arguments over whether his conduct toward Ukraine warrants his r...

Sanders Faces Gender Questions Amid Warren Feud

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders made a comparison Sunday between the challenges women face in politics today and his running for president at the age of 78 as the Democratic...

No Give: Trump’s Impeachment Defense, Prosecutors Dig In

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for and against President Donald Trump gave no ground Sunday on his Senate impeachment trial, digging in on whether a crime is required for his convicti...

On The Edge Of America, Census Begins A Tiny Alaska Town

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — There are no restaurants in Toksook Bay, Alaska. No motels or movie theater, either. There also aren't any factories. Or roads. But the first American...

Bloomberg Offers Plan To Tackle Racial Economic Inequality

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a pitch to African American voters the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.,...

Schiff Accuses NSA, CIA Of Withholding Documents On Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing U.S. intelligence agencies of withholding documents from Congress on Ukraine that could be significan...

Senators To Be Quiet, Unplugged For Trump Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — No cellphones. No talking. No escape. That's the reality during the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which will begin each day with a proc...

Anti-Trump Protests Have Shrunk. What’s It Mean for 2020?

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump killed an Iranian general and said he was sending more soldiers to the Middle East, about 100 protesters stood on a pedestrian brid...

Biden Mocks Trump’s Claim To Speak Against Anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joe Biden mocked President Donald Trump’s claims to speak out against anti-Semitism, saying the president is dividing the country and turning a blind eye to whit...

Russia’s Putin Says He Opposes Unlimited Presidential Term

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he opposes the idea of an unlimited term in office for the country's leader like the system that existed in the So...

Michael Bloomberg Outlines Plans for Cleaner Buildings, Cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg would push for all new cars to be electric by 2035 and new buildings to produce zero carbon emissions ...

Bill De Blasio’s Bagel Gaffe and the Fraught Politics of Food

NEW YORK (AP) - If New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hadn’t already dropped out of the 2020 presidential race, #bagelgate might have been the nail in the coffin. His Jan. 15 tw...