Politics

Unknowns About 2020 Election Make Some Businesses Cautious

NEW YORK (AP) - While the 2020 presidential election is still a year away, some business owners see their customers already becoming more cautious because of the unknowns about who...

NY Election Results: Jumaane Williams Wins Re-Election, Melinda Katz Is New Queens DA, Diederich Loses In Rockland

NEW YORK (VosIzNeias) — Polls closed at 9 PM for Tuesday's elections in NYC, and the results are coming in. According to the Associated Press, New York City Public Advocate Juma...

Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas Will Cooperate With Impeachment Investigators

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Lev Parnas, the Ukrainian-American businessman charged with campaign finance violations related to the Trump-Ukraine scandal, said he will cooperate with congres...

Analysis: No Light On The Horizon For Israeli Coalition

JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) — As British Jews watch with increasing trepidation the political impasse in their country and the possibility that elections will bring an anti-Semitic lead...

Democrats Want Mulvaney To Testify In Impeachment Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators Tuesday asked President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff to appear before the impeachment inquiry , reaching to the highest levels of the ...

Xi Meets Lam In ‘Vote Of Confidence’ Over Hong Kong Protests

HONG KONG (AP) — A senior Hong Kong official says Chinese President Xi Jinping's surprise meeting with the territory's leader, Carrie Lam, is a "vote of confidence" in her governme...

Former US Envoy Says She Was Warned She Was Being Targeted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying out the anatomy of a chilling smear campaign, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House investigators in a transcript released Monday ...

DOJ Sends Letter To Publisher Of Book By ‘Anonymous’

WASHINGTON (AP) -The Justice Department has sent a letter to the publisher and literary agency of the anonymous government official whose book is scheduled to come out later this m...

Hikind Victorious Over Twitter Feud With AOC, Ocasio-Cortez Says She Is Sorry

BROOKLYN, NY (VosIzNeias-AP) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she's sorry for blocking a former Brooklyn elected official from her Twitter account after he was critical of her....

Biden Rallies Virginia Democrats Days Before State Election

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Joe Biden is working on a national campaign of his own, but he made time for a trip to Virginia to rally party activists two days before a pivotal state electi...

Democrats Prep For Open Hearings, Seek Bolton Testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry . House committees are trying to determine w...

Lawyer: Whistleblower Willing To Take Written GOP Questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer written question...

Bennett Says He’ll Sit In The Opposition To Avoid A Third Round Of Elections

JERUSALEM (JNS) — New Right Party leader Naftali Bennett said on Saturday that he would be prepared to sit in the opposition if it meant an opportunity to help Israel avoid a third...

Mueller Documents: Manafort Pushed Ukraine Hack Theory

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic Natio...

US Enacts Sanctions Against Iran’s Construction Sector

WASHINGTON (JNS) — The U.S. State Department announced on Thursday that it has enacted sanctions against Iran’s construction sector and trade of four materials allegedly being used...

Discord Between Blue And White, Likud Erode Hope For National Unity Government

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Coalition talks continue with Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, who is trying to use the most of the 28 days that Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has give...

Prosecutor Reviewing Russia Probe Known For Tenacity, Ethics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The man leading the inquiry into the origins of the Russia probe is no stranger to politically sensitive investigations. In his 41-year career as a prosec...

The Pressure Is Now On Facebook To Ban Political Ads, Too

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit. But so far, that doesn't appear likely to happ...

US Role In Syria Grows More Complex With Trump Claim To Oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — By claiming a right to Syria's oil, President Donald Trump has added more complexity — as well as additional U.S. forces and time — to an American military missio...

Ex-Trump Adviser Says He Saw Nothing Illegal In Ukraine Call

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top White House official testified Thursday in the House impeachment inquiry that he saw nothing illegal in President Donald Trump's phone call with the ...