Politics

Jewish Trump Aide Considering Challenge To Ohio Republican Who Voted For Impeachment

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Max Miller, a scion of a philanthropic Jewish Cleveland-area family and a former aide to Donald Trump, is considering challenging one of the Republicans who vote...

Senate Confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield As UN Ambassador

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday. Linda Thomas-Greenfield's confirmation reflected the Bi...

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Says Tiger Woods Has Been Injured In A Rollover Car Crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods suffered leg injuries Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in the Los Angeles area and is undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. Hi...

As Older Generation Completes Vaccinations, COVID-19 Targets Israel’s Young People, Causing Serious Issues

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As Israel's vaccination campaign succeeds in protecting more and more of the older age group, with over 85% of those aged 50 and over already vaccinated, the ...

In Rush Limbaugh’s Home State, A Flap Over Lowering Flags

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In life, the conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh was a divisive figure, who proudly waved the flag of conservatism and wallowed in the controversies he h...

Fed’s Powell: US Economic Recovery Is Uneven And Incomplete

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell underscored the U.S. economy's ongoing weakness Tuesday in remarks that suggested that the Fed sees no need to alter its ultra...

Arab MK To Yeshiva Students Fundraising: ‘Whatever I Have In My Pocket I Will Give’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A number of yeshiva students from a well known yeshiva in Bnei Brak were canvassing passersby for donations to the yeshiva fund which supports bridegrooms and...

Human Rights Groups Protest Trump’s Lifting Of Sanctions Against Bnei Brak Billionaire Dan Gertler

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A significant number of human rights groups from Congo and abroad have urged the Biden administration to reconsider a reprieve on sanctions which was granted t...

Interview with Jonathan Tobin, Editor-in-chief of JNS – Listen on the VINnews Podcast

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Interview with JNS Senior Editor in Chief, Jonathan Tobin, discussing the Biden Administration's mixed signals on Iran's nuclear program, and what message are they sending to Israe...

Garland Vows Sharp Focus On Capitol Riot As Attorney General

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence with an initial focus on the insurrection...

Key Senators Oppose Biden Budget Pick, Confirmation At Risk

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget was thrown further into doubt on Monday as moderate Repub...

In A First, Canada Charges A Political Party’s Leader With Promoting Anti-semitism

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MONTREAL (JTA)— The leader of a far-right political party in Canada has been arrested and charged with willfully promoting hatred against Jews – reportedly a first for a Canadian p...

Dominion Voting Systems sues ‘MyPillow Guy’ for $1.3 Billion

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit Monday against the founder and CEO of Minnesota-based MyPillow, saying that Mike Lindell falsely ...

Biden To Boost Pandemic Lending To Smallest Businesses

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is targeting federal pandemic assistance to the nation's smallest businesses and taking steps to further equity in what is known as the Payche...

Supreme Court Won’t Halt Trump Tax Record Turnover

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court is declining to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state p...

Arkansas’ GOP Governor Says He Won’t Back A Trump 2024 Bid

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ARKANSAS (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday he will not back Donald Trump if the former president runs for the White House in 2024, saying “it’s time” to move on to di...

UN Nuclear Chief Says Iran To Grant ‘Less Access’ To Program

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran will begin to offer United Nations inspectors “less access” to its nuclear program as part of its pressure campaign on the West, though investigators will ...

Power Failure: How A Winter Storm Pushed Texas Into Crisis

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HOUSTON (AP) — Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major hurricane. Many took heed: Texans who ...

After Ezer Mitzion Conducts Virtual Wedding In COVID-19 Dept. For Parents, Father Of Groom Passes Away

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Menachem and Tami Yemini were both looking forward to the wedding of the 10th of their 11 children last Tuesday - until coronavirus struck. Both parents...

Watch: Clip From United Airlines 228 Shows Burning Engine, Debris Falling

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A clip from the aborted United Airlines flight from Denver to Honolulu Saturday shows the burning engine on the plane, with pieces flying off and falling to th...