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United States political news and analysis with a focus on the connection between American policy and the Jewish people and the State of Israel.

Former US president Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, US February 28, 2021.

Trump vows to campaign against Alaska's Republican Senator Murkowski

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announces introduction of public housing legislation as part of the Green New Deal in Washington, U.S. November 14, 2019

Bernie Sanders to US Senate: Let Americans go on dates again

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, February 5, 2021.

Biden marks Selma anniversary with order to expand voting access

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivers remarks beside Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) on COVID-19 relief, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, February 11, 2021.

US Senate works through the night to advance $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill

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A supporter of US President Donald Trump waves Trump and Confederate flags after making his way to the second floor of the US Capitol during the insurrection on January 6.

FBI arrests Trump-appointed official in connection to Capitol riots

An internally displaced Syrian woman and her children sit in a tent in an IDP camp located near Idlib

Biden calls off Syria strike after woman, children seen at site - report

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers remarks to the press announcing the US's withdrawal from the UN's Human Rights Council at the Department of State in Washington, US, June 19, 2018

Nikki Haley condemns Biden decision to rejoin Human Rights Council, UNRWA

By HADASSAH BRENNER
CNN host Jake Tapper

For Jake Tapper, being the rabbi of TV news comes easy

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
JUDGE AMY Coney Barrett speaks at her Senate confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday.

Amy Coney Barrett authors first US Supreme Court ruling

By REUTERS
The sun rises on the US Capitol dome before Joe Biden's presidential inauguration in Washington, US, January 20, 2021.

US House cancels session amid threat of possible militia attack on Capitol

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NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo holds his daily COVID-19 press briefing at the New York Stock Exchange, May 26, 2020

Cuomo apologizes in wake of harassment allegations, says will not resign

By REUTERS
US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva

Sherman: Biden interested in rejoining Iran nuclear agreement

US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrive for Trump to deliver remarks recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House in Washington, US December 6, 2017

Donald Trump considering 2024 presidential run without Pence

US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) huddles on the Senate floor with Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and others

US senators offer bill to rein in Biden war powers after Syria strike

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US President Joe Biden returns a salute while boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington for travel to Michigan at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, February 19, 2021.

Biden: I am proud that Israel has no greater friend than the US

Trump's nominee for US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson

Ronny Jackson suspected of 'inappropriate conduct' as White House doctor

SUPPORTERS OF US President Donald Trump protest in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on January 6.

Trump supporters who stormed Capitol are domestic terrorists - FBI head

By REUTERS
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters during a news conference at a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site in William Reid Apartments in Brooklyn last week.

NY Governor Cuomo hires defense lawyer after sexual harassment accusations

By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, January 20, 2021.

Trump declares himself future of Republican Party, claims election win

By REUTERS
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers remarks at a news conference. New York City, New York, U.S., March 2, 2020

New York attorney general to oversee Cuomo sexual misconduct probe

By REUTERS
US President Joe Biden visits the State Department, Washington

The limits of Biden’s ‘I’m not Trump’ strategy on Iran

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham arrives with Max Miller for a State Dinner for Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the White House

Trump backs Max Miller as he challenges rep. who voted for impeachment

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
US Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) walks to the Senate floor on the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump, on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, US, February 13, 2021

Mitt Romney claims Trump would win Republican nomination in 2024

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington, US, January 6, 2021

FBI pinpoints suspect in probe of US Capitol policeman's death

By REUTERS
The Arizona-Mexico border fence near Naco, Arizona.

US moves to speed up releases of unaccompanied migrant children

By REUTERS
The rainbow flag, commonly known as the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag, is seen during the first Gay Pride parade in Skopje, North Macedonia June 29, 2019

LGBT+ Americans inch closer to 'freedom' as House passes Equality Act

By REUTERS
THEN-US vice president Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in 2016.

Israel's transitional gov't needs to manage US overtures to Iran -analysis

JAMES CLAPPER, director of US National Intelligence.

Ex-US intel chief: US needs tougher laws to address domestic terrorism

U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks a plane as he arrives at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., January 20, 2021.

Trump may dangle possibility of 2024 run in post-White House speech

By REUTERS
Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is seen in an undated handout picture

Biden's attorney-general nominee Garland vows to prioritize civil rights

By REUTERS
U.S. President Trump speaks with Congressional Republicans at the White House in Washington

Companies slash donations to politicians after Trump election challenge

By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington from Camp David, US, November 29, 2020.

Trump to make first public post-presidency speech, discuss party's future

By REUTERS
People take part in a protest against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter during a march in New York

DCCC adviser scrutinized for tweets about police brutality, racism

A MAN topples a cardboard cutout depicting former president Donald Trump outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Sunday.

Trump political donor sentenced to 12 years in prison

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the departure ceremony of US President Donald Trump at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, January 20, 2021.

Ivanka Trump won’t run for Florida Senate seat in 2022

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
An American flag sign is seen on a voting booth at Madison Square Garden, which is used as a polling station on the first day of early voting in Manhattan, New York, U.S. October 24, 2020.

What should President Biden focus on during his first 100 days? - poll

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, February 5, 2021.

Biden: White supremacists are ‘the most dangerous people’ in America

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump celebrates with Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Congressional Republicans after the US Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation in December.

Trump lashes out at McConnell in deepening feud between top Republicans

By REUTERS
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in Washington at Capitol

Trump, Giuliani accused in lawsuit of conspiring to incite Capitol riot

By REUTERS
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, February 5, 2021.

Biden’s pick for ambassador to Israel expected by summer

A logo for The Lincoln Project, funded by wealthy conservative donors who are opposed to the re-election of US President Donald Trump, is seen in a still image from video July 23, 2020

How was a lack of diversity the sign for the Lincoln Project’s downfall?

Michael van der Veen, attorney for former President Donald Trump, answers a question submitted by a Senator during the fourth day of the impeachment trial of the former president on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2021. U.S

RNC official deletes comment comparing Trump trial to Nazi show trials

By BEN SALES/JTA
Trump supporters display QAnon posters at a 2018 rally in Florida. Recently, Latinos in the state have been inundated with anti-Semitic messages, many relating to the false QAnon conspiracy theory.

Nearly 30% of Republicans believe central tenet of QAnon conspiracy - poll

By BEN SALES/JTA
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) huddles on the Senate floor with Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and others

Acquitted by Senate, Trump still a powerful force in Republican politics

By REUTERS
US President-Elect Joe Biden in this file photo from July 14 2020

Biden, reflecting on Senate acquittal of Trump: 'Democracy is fragile'

By REUTERS
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks about former US president Donald Trump, accusing him of dereliction of duty, immediately after the US Senate voted to acquit Trump by a vote of 57 guilty to 43 not guilty, short of the 2/3s majority needed to convict, during the fifth day of th

Impeachment: McConnell says Trump 'morally responsible' for Capitol riot

By REUTERS
US Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) walks to the Senate floor on the fifth day of the impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump, on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, US, February 13, 2021

Impeachment Trial: Who are the 7 Republicans who voted to convict Trump?

By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, January 20, 2021.

Senate acquits Trump of incitement charge in impeachment trial

NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, asked about improving secular education at yeshivas, said "we shouldn’t interfere with their religious and parental choice as long as the outcomes are good.”

NYC mayoral candidate hints at hands-off approach to yeshivas

By HANNAH DREYFUS/JTA
PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu meets with then-US vice president Joe Biden in Jerusalem, in March 2016, There is ‘history’ between these two leaders that needs to be dealt with.

Biden is 'looking forward' to speaking with Netanyahu

U.S. House of Representatives votes on Trump impeachment on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 19, 2019.

Trump impeachment trial could wrap up Saturday, conviction seen unlikely

By REUTERS
Former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke at the Israel Center on Addictions event in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Nikki Haley's break with Trump could make her a favorite among GOP Jews

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
DEMONSTRATORS IN prison jumpsuits and black hoods call for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, in a protest near the White House in January.

Biden launches review, aims to close Guantanamo before leaving office

By REUTERS
Officer Eugene Goodman named acting deputy sergeant of arms of the Capitol Police escorts Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as they arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021.

US Senate honors police officer who saved Romney, lawmakers during riot

By REUTERS
Michael van der Veen, attorney for former President Donald Trump, answers a question submitted by a Senator during the fourth day of the impeachment trial of the former president on charges of inciting the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2021. U.S

Trump lawyers portray impeachment trial as Democratic witch hunt

By REUTERS
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump celebrates with Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Congressional Republicans after the US Congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation in December.

Republican enthusiasm for Trump 2024 lags as impeachment trial nears end

By REUTERS
Former UN ambassador from the US Nikki Haley looks on ahead of the final 2020 US presidential campaign debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, US, October 22, 2020.

Nikki Haley distances herself from former US President Donald Trump

Trump's impeachment lawyer David Schoen covering his hand with his head before drinking water

Trump impeachment lawyer wears kippah on Senate floor

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
A MAN topples a cardboard cutout depicting former president Donald Trump outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Sunday.

Anti-Trump Republicans face major challenge in launching third party

By REUTERS
A PROTEST about the climate crisis outside the US Capitol in 2019.

Climate change is near the top of President Joe Biden's priorities

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the US Capitol during clashes with police, during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results by the US Congress, in Washington, US, January 6, 2021

Democrats to focus on 'terrible toll' of riot during Trump impeachment trial

By REUTERS
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, February 5, 2021.

Human rights back on US agenda under President Biden - analysis

Chinese and US flags flutter before a trade meeting in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019

Presidents Biden & Xi hold first phone call amid tense US-China relations

By REUTERS
Josh Mandel

Ohio’s Josh Mandel announces third run for Senate

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Proud Boys and supporters of the police participate in a protest in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 22, 2020

Judge orders detention for alleged Proud Boy involved in Capitol riots

By REUTERS
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in Washington at Capitol

Democrats: Trump initiated Capitol attacks with false election claims

By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump taps the screen on a mobile phone at the approximate time a tweet was released from his Twitter account, during a roundtable discussion on the reopening of small businesses in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, June 18, 2020.

Donald Trump permanently banned from Twitter, even if he wins in 2024

Alan Dershowitz arrives at Manhattan Federal Court in September

Dershowitz sought freedom for lobbyist imprisoned for child pornography

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
US President Donald Trump departs next to first lady Melania Trump from the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, January 20, 2021.

Senators vote to proceed with Trump's impeachment trial

By REUTERS
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) administers the oath of office to House members and delegates of the U.S. House of Representatives at the start of the 116th Congress inside the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2019

House Republicans: 'Do not allow history to repeat itself with Iran Deal'

SUPPORTERS OF US President Donald Trump protest in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on January 6.

After Capitol riot, Trump impeachment to open with fight on Constitution

By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, January 20, 2021.

As impeachment begins, NY accelerates probes of Trump's property dealings

By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump during a phone call at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017.

Georgia opens investigation into Trump’s effort to overturn election

By REUTERS
Screenshots from Madison Cawthorn's Instagram account show pictures from a 2017 visit to the site of a Nazi retreat used frequently by Adolf Hitler. In the caption of the now-deleted pictures, Cawthorn called Hitler "the Führer."

Following controversies, Madison Cawthorn meets with Jewish constituents

By BEN SALES/JTA
U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks a plane as he arrives at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., January 20, 2021.

Scholar says Trump misrepresented his research for impeachment defense

By REUTERS
US President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, February 5, 2021.

Review of security screening for immigrants to US awaits completion

By DANIEL SONNENFELD/THE MEDIA LINE
US President Joe Biden visits the State Department, Washington

Biden: US will not lift Iran sanctions until it stops enriching uranium

Sen. Chuck Schumer at a news briefing with new Democratic senators at the US Capitol, Jan. 21, 2021.

Schumer: Trump impeachment trial will not occur over Shabbat

The "Field of flags" is seen on the National Mall in front of the US Capitol building ahead of inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, US, January 20, 2021.

More Americans are expatriating in 2020 than ever before

Alejandro Mayorkas, nominee to be secretary of Homeland Security, testifies during the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, DC, US. January 19, 2021.

Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas vows to fight domestic terror

By REUTERS
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures after disembarking from a plane upon landing at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel March 8, 2016

Israel, Iran take backseat in Biden’s foreign policy speech - analysis

U.S. House of Representatives votes on Trump impeachment on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 19, 2019.

Congress removes Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021.

Biden says Trump should not receive intelligence briefings

By REUTERS
Couple sits covered with a blanket as refugees and migrants camp on a road following a fire at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos

Biden to raise current US refugee cap from historic lows

By REUTERS
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally to contest the certification of the presidential election results by Congress, in Washington in Novemer, 2021.

Majority of Republicans would join a Trump-led third party

Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio official who faced antisemitic backlash, considering a Senate run

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) speaks about the formation of the Congressional Servicewomen and Women Veterans Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 15, 2019

Bill backed by Jewish vets would join US, Israel in PTSD research

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Donald Trump as star of the successful reality TV show ‘The Apprentice.’

Trump quits US actors union. Union responds 'Thank you'

By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks a plane as he arrives at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., January 20, 2021.

Trump rejects call to testify at his impeachment trial

By REUTERS
Proud Boys and supporters of the police participate in a protest in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 22, 2020

US charges Seattle-based Proud Boys member for role in Capitol riots

By REUTERS
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in Washington at Capitol

Canada puts Proud Boys on terror list, cites active security threat

By REUTERS
 The Pentagon (Aerial view)

Pentagon, stumped by extremism in ranks, orders stand-down in next 60 days

By REUTERS
THEN-US vice president Joe Biden and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in 2016.

Biden may call Netanyahu 'in weeks ahead'

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the departure ceremony of US President Donald Trump at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, January 20, 2021.

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner's financial disclosures shows loss of income

Congresswoman-elect Kathy Manning arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Nov. 13, 2020.

Congresswoman Kathy Manning: Bombs from Gaza prepped me for Capitol mob

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana

First openly gay cabinet secretary confirmed by US Senate

By REUTERS
The logo of Facebook is seen in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2020.

'Patriot Party' Trump supporter groups grow rapidly on Facebook - study

By REUTERS
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) walks through the U.S. Capitol, before the signature of the article of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump, in Washington, U.S. January 13, 2021

AOC recalls Capitol siege, opens up about experience with sexual assault

Mitchell Silk

Silk’s Road: How a global infrastructure gap spurred Abraham Accords

By MIKE WAGENHEIM / THE MEDIA LINE
US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wears a "Trump Won" face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath of office as a newly elected member of the 117th House of Representatives in Washington, US, January 3, 2021.

House Dems. mull removing Marjorie Taylor Greene for antisemetic comments

By REUTERS
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