Politics

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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?

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...

Trump Says He Discussed Corruption With Ukraine’s President

Washington - President Donald Trump said Sunday that he spoke to Ukraine's new president about his summer election and the fact that "we don't want our people, like Vice President ...

Biden: Trump ‘Deserves’ To Be Investigated Over Ukraine Call

Washington - President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. D...

Trump Defends Himself Against Whistleblower Complaint

Washington - President Donald Trump defended himself Friday against a whistleblower's complaint including a reported private conversation he had with a foreign leader. The compl...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

New York - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday after struggling to gain traction in a sprawling field of...

Trump Scores A Victory In Bicoastal Battle Over Tax Returns

Sacramento - President Donald Trump's efforts to keep his tax returns private played out on both coasts Thursday, with a California judge handing him an initial victory and his law...

Trump: ‘I’d Give Visas To Iranian Leaders To Attend UN’

Washington - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would give visas to Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, and foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to attend next ...

Former Secretary Of State Tillerson Says Trump Was ‘Played’ By Netanyahu

Washington - Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump was “played” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on numerous oc...

Canada’s Trudeau Faces Backlash Over Brownface Photo From 2001

Toronto - Confessing a "massive blind spot" in his thinking, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau moved to contain a growing furor Thursday after a photo surfaced of him in brownface at a...

In Israel, Calls For Unity Reveal Deep Divisions After Vote

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday each called for the formation of a unity government following Israel's inconclusive nati...