Politics

Washington Post Places Reporter On Leave After Bryant Tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post has placed a political reporter on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about rape allegations against NBA superstar Kobe ...

Capitol Fireplaces Go Cold For Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) - The impeachment trial has claimed one of the U.S. Capitol's quaintest traditions — the crackling blazes in fireplaces that are the perk of senior lawmakers, senat...

State Dept. Apparently Bars NPR Reporter From Pompeo Plane

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department Correspondents' Association says the State Department has denied a National Public Radio reporter a seat aboard Secretary of State Mike Pompe...

Trump Signs Bill To Help Boost Synagogues, Other Nonprofits Against Potential Attacks

WASHINGTON (JNS) — U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill on Friday that allocates $375 million over five years to synagogues and other houses of worship, as well as additional ...

Mike Bloomberg Brings a Biblical Fire to JCC Rally, But The Crowd Wants Details

AVENTURA, Fla. (JTA) — Like the biblical Moses, Mike Bloomberg spoke to the Jews in grandiose terms, declaring that the nation was in peril and needed to be saved. Bloomberg, ho...

Trump Rally On Jersey Shore Shows Loyalty Beyond Heartland

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part...

Trump Set To Roll Out Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

WASHINGTON (JTA/JNS) — President Donald Trump said he would release his administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan, three years after his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, launc...

Report: Bolton Says Trump Tied Ukraine Funds To Biden Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told his national security adviser he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it launched political investigati...

Close Netanyahu Ally, Likud Lawmaker Faces Bribery Charges

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Sunday that David Bitan, a close confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be charged with taking bribes pending a hearin...

Nadler To Miss Parts Of Impeachment Trial As Wife Undergoes Cancer Treatment

WASHINGTON (VINnews) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler announced on Sunday that he will be missing parts of the Senate impeachment trial in order to take care of hi...

US Envoy Postpones Israel Visit To Defend Trump Peace Plan At UN

WASHINGTON (Israel Hayom) — Following reports that the Trump administration will present its Middle East peace plan later this week, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft has pos...

Defense Resumes In Key Impeachment Week; Dems Seek Witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial enters a pivotal week as his defense team resumes its case and senators face a critical vote on whether to hear witness...

FBI: Ilhan Omar Under Review For Allegedly Marrying Brother

WASHINGTON (VINNews) — After accusations have been swirling for quite some time that Rep. Ilhan Omar legally married her brother in order for him to obtain a green card, the FBI ha...

Opinion: You Can’t Defend Haredi Orthodox Jews Against Violence While Demonizing Our Schools

NEW YORK (JTA) — Relentless campaigns calling for curricula reform in the nation’s yeshivas. Misleading headlines about educational standards at Orthodox schools. Zoning efforts ai...

Bernie Sanders Rolls out Video Casting Trump as Threat to Jews

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bernie Sanders launched a campaign video highlighting his Jewish identity and casting President Donald Trump as part of the white nationalist threat. The four...

Michael Bloomberg Launches Jewish Outreach

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor running for president, is launching his Jewish outreach in Miami. Bloomberg is rolling out “United for Mike,” the...

Trump Defends Sanders, Stoking Democratic Divisions

WASHINGTON (AP) — As tensions between Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren rose earlier this month, Sanders found himself with an unusual ally: Pr...

Jeff Sessions Stresses Trump Loyalty In Alabama Senate Race

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, giving a recent campaign speech to a suburban Republican club, recalled his 2016 decision to endorse then-preside...

In Recording Trump Asks How Long Ukraine Can Resist Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that include...

Pompeo Lashes out at Journalist; Npr Defends Its Reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview a...