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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.

Kanye West performing at Lollapalooza
What does Kanye West need to do to launch a late White House bid?
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch the Washington, D.C. fireworks display from the Truman Balcony as they celebrate the US Independence Day holiday at the White House in Washington, US, July 4, 2020
Trump's brilliant move on July 4th - analysis
Kanye West
Kanye West announces 2020 presidential bid
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
US President Donald Trump speaks to attendees with a sheet of bullet proof glass and the Washington Monument in the background as he hosts a 4th of July "2020 Salute to America" to celebrate the US Independence Day holiday at the White House in Washington, US, July 4, 2020.
Trump repeats vow to defeat 'radical Left' in July 4th speech
By REUTERS
Kimberly Guilfoyle appears at a press conference in Des Moines
Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for coronavirus
California's Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the media after casting his vote at a voting center at The California Museum for the presidential primaries on Super Tuesday in Sacramento, CA, U.S., March 3, 2020
CA Gov: Local gov'ts to lose state funding if COVID-19 orders not enforced
By REUTERS
Protesters walk in the rain down 23rd Avenue South in Seattle on June 12 during a silent march organized by Black Lives Matter to protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd
Colorado officers fired over photos mocking death of Elijah McClain
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible in front of St. John's Episcopal Church, June 1, 2020.
Protesters block road to Mt Rushmore ahead of Trump speech
By REUTERS
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) signs autographs after the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.
Washington Redskins to explore future of football team's name
By REUTERS
A member of the audience looks on wearing a United States-Israel themed custom suit during the AIPAC convention at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, U.S., March 2, 2020.
13 Senate Democrats: US assistance shouldn’t be used for annexation
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens as his national security adviser John Bolton speaks during a presidential memorandum signing for the "Women's Global Development and Prosperity" initiative in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2019
Bolton: A second term for Trump could be dangerous for Israel
A U.S. Army Old Guard member carries small American flags to place in front of the headstones of U.S. service members buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., May 21, 2020.
US to react 'strongly' if bounty reports confirmed - White House adviser
By REUTERS
A police officer walks in front of Seattle Police Department East Precinct in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 11, 2020.
Seattle police clear protest zone after flares of violence
By REUTERS
Former vice president Joe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump (Right)
Pew poll: Biden more honest, better role model, but Trump more courageous
Democratic US presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden is seen at War Memorial Plaza during Memorial Day, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Castle, Delaware, US May 25, 2020.
Biden attacks Trump's handling of COVID-19 as US cases rise
By REUTERS
THE US Supreme Court
US aid recipients could be forced to follow American policy on Israel
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to media before participating in a Census Town Hall at the Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, New York City
AIPAC condemns letter by AOC, Tlaib: 'Threatens US-Israel relationship'
Former vice president Joe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump (Right)
There's still a long time until the US elections - analysis
U.S. President Donald Trump deplanes Air Force One on his way back to the White House after holding a campaign rally in Tulsa
Republicans fear Trump could drop out of race if polls remain low
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
The Mississippi state flag, which incorporates the Confederate battle flag, hangs with other state flags in the subway system under the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 23, 2015.
Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove Confederate emblem from state flag
By REUTERS
SOME OF THE thousands of Christian supporters of Israel at the CUFI Summit in Washington last week.
The CUFI confab: strong support from one side of the US culture wars
‘Banners of Hate’ placed by US white supremacist groups
Trump deletes retweet of supporter shouting 'white power' after backlash
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with law enforcement in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, June 8, 2020
Trump denies being told about Russian bounties on troops in Afghanistan
By REUTERS
A man rides a subway in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 25, 2020.
Republican and Democrat supporters increasingly split on coronavirus
Former vice president Joe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump (Right)
Biden slams Trump's inaction over reported Russian bounties on US soldiers
By REUTERS
Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is seen in Princeton, New Jersey, November 20, 2015. Princeton University has pledged to consider renaming buildings dedicated to former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, the latest U.S. campus effort to quell student comp
Princeton to drop Woodrow Wilson's name from school over 'racist thinking'
By REUTERS
LAPD Officers wear face masks as they patrol Hollywood Blvd during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 18, 2020.
New US coronavirus cases hit 45,242, biggest one-day increase of pandemic
By REUTERS
A HEZBOLLAH supporter beams at a poster of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah during a rally on the anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal, on May 25, 2009
US Congress urges EU to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer speaks with volunteer lawyers set up outside the arrivals area after the reinstatement by the U.S. Supreme Court of portions of President Donald Trump's executive order targeting travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.,
Jewish Progressive Mike Feuer envisions LA 2.0 as he makes mayoral bid
U.S. house Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announces the House of Representatives managers, including Reps'. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Slyvia Garcia (D-TX) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) for the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,
US House passes Democratic police reform bill as impasse deepens
By REUTERS
 FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during photo session with other leaders and attendees at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019
Trump admin. considers ending Congress' review of arms sales - sources
By REUTERS
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets with US Reps. Ed Royce (left) and Eliot Engel.
Eliot Engel: Israel lost a key ally on Capitol Hill - analysis
Jamaal Bowman, above, is challenging longtime congressman Eliot Engel for his House seat
Jamaal Bowman declares victory in NY congressional race
People wearing protective face masks take part in a protest following the death of African-American George Floyd. Brooklyn, New York City, May 29, 2020
Oregon county mask order exempts people of color due to profiling concerns
Jamaal Bowman, above, is challenging longtime congressman Eliot Engel for his House seat
Black challenger Bowman leads in bid to oust veteran congressman Engel
By REUTERS
Hezbollah militants/Barack Obama
Trump accuses Obama administration of treason without any evidence
By REUTERS
US President Trump holds photo opportunity in front of St John's Church in Washington
Trump to issue executive order on toppling US historical monuments
By REUTERS
Rep. Eliot Engel walks past journalists as he arrives for a House Democratic Caucus meeting in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 14, 2020
Pro-Israel organizations trying to help embattled Eliot Engel
US President Donald Trump
RJC launches $50,000 pro-Trump campaign with 8-minute video
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
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
Biden blasts BDS: Why it matters
By TOBY DERSHOWITZ , ORDE KITTRIE
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump walk outside the venue for Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., June 20, 2020
TikTok users, K-pop fans credited with helping to sabotage Trump rally
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to the crowd as he arrives onstage at his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., June 20, 2020
Trump urges slowdown in COVID-19 testing to register fewer cases
By REUTERS
A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump shoots a video with his mobile phone from the sparsely filled upper decks of the arena as the president addresses his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa,
Trump's Tulsa rally crowd underwhelms despite early expectations
By REUTERS , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable discussion with law enforcement in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2020.
6 on Trump campaign staff test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Tulsa rally
U.S. President Donald Trump departs after delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. February 4, 2020
US prosecutor who has investigated Trump lawyer refuses to resign
By REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens as his national security adviser John Bolton speaks during a presidential memorandum signing for the "Women's Global Development and Prosperity" initiative in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2019
Judge allows release of Bolton book despite White House objections
By REUTERS
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a news conference at the State Department in Washington, US, April 7, 2020.
Pompeo accuses UN of hypocrisy after condemnation of US police brutality
By REUTERS
Max Blumenthal
Trump un-retweets left-wing anti-Zionist Max Blumenthal
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Elias Rosenfeld with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Nov. 12, 2019, the day oral arguments were presented in the case on DACA arrivals
A Jewish ‘Dreamer’ breathes a sigh of relief after SCOTUS preserves DACA
By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, at mic, speaks at a news briefing at the Capitol, July 17, 2018. Left to right in the background are Sens. Ben Cardin, Jeanne Shaheen and Robert Menendez
Chuck Schumer and 2 other key pro-Israel Democrats warn against annexation
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Rep. Eliot Engel walks past journalists as he arrives for a House Democratic Caucus meeting in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 14, 2020
Eliot Engel asks pro-Israel PAC to take down its ad slamming his opponent
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a roundtable discussion with members of the faith community, law enforcement and small business at Gateway Church Dallas Campus in Dallas, Texas, U.S., June 11, 2020
Facebook removes Trump campaign ads for using a ‘Nazi symbol’
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Jamaal Bowman, above, is challenging longtime congressman Eliot Engel for his House seat
Jamaal Bowman’s Israel policy is too questionable for me - opinion
By RABBI AVI WEISS/JTA
Jamaal Bowman has spoken about his experiences with police harassment and violence as a Black teen and man in the Bronx
Bowman is the candidate for Jews wanting justice, equality - opinion
By BRAD LANDER/JTA
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping stand side by side at the G20 leaders summit in Japan last year
Republican group says ‘China made Trump roll over like a dog’ in new ad
White House national Security Advisor John Bolton listens as U.S. President Donald Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 16, 2018
Bolton: Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered 'favors'
By REUTERS
AHLAM TAMIMI greeted by relatives in Jordan 390 R
Conference of Presidents calls on King Abdullah to extradite Ahlam Tamimi
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivers remarks during the AIPAC convention at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, U.S., March 2, 2020.
J Street initiative calls on Democrats to oppose 'occupation, annexation'
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
Who are Joe Biden's top six running mate contenders?
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow, Russia December 30, 2019.
Iran's Zarif says Trump will win the US election in 2020
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to Dr Anthony Fauci discuss the Trump administration's guidelines for "Opening Up America Again" during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 16, 2020.
Fauci: Slight coronavirus spikes may get out of control amid reopening
By REUTERS
Senator Ted Cruz: Boycotts and other attacks on the livelihood of Jews have been part of antisemitism for centuries.
Ted Cruz slams Ilhan Omar for 'opposition' to antisemitism resolution
The US Senate Session Chamber
Ohio state senator blames COVID-19 on 'colored' pop not washing hands
By LEON SVERDLOV
A police officer walks in front of Seattle Police Department East Precinct in Seattle, Washington, U.S. June 11, 2020.
Seattle mayor says it would be illegal for Trump to send military to city
By REUTERS
Men wear Trump yarmulkes while waiting for U.S. President Donald Trump to address the Republican Jewish Coalition 2019 Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas
RJC announces 'major lobbying effort' in support of Israeli sovereignty
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida, U.S., November 26, 2019
Trump faces backlash from African-American leaders on Tulsa rally
By REUTERS
United States Solicitor General Noel Francisco is seen in an undated U.S. Justice Department handout photo released in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2018
White House's top lawyer at the Supreme Court to resign
By REUTERS
Former vice president Joe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump (Right)
Biden: Army would intervene if Trump loses election but refuses to leave
By REUTERS
The US Senate Session Chamber
Senate panel would bar use of military against peaceful protests
By REUTERS
U.S. President Trump holds news conference on the coronavirus outbreak at the White House in Washington
Trump administration sued over COVID-19-related border restrictions
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with law enforcement in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, June 8, 2020
Trump may use executive order to address police reform - White House
By REUTERS
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) attends a luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 14, 2020.
Tim Scott, the Senate's only black Republican, leads police reform push
By REUTERS
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sits in a tank as he talks to U.S. soldiers based in Grafenwoehr, Germany November 7, 2019
22 House Republicans oppose reducing US force's posture in Germany
Contract drivers paid by Amazon collect bags of free groceries to deliver from the Bread for the City social services charity during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Washington
Congress discusses bigger tax deduction amid coronavirus
Jamaal Bowman is running against Eliot Engel for Congress
Bernie Sanders endorses Eliot Engel’s opponent Jamaal Bowman for Congress
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
US President Trump walks between lines of riot police in Washington, June 1, 2020
Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops in Washington DC, official says
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump listens as White House Director of Trade and Marketing Policy Peter Navarro addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 2, 2020.
Could Trump benefit from mass US protests?
Demonstrators gather behind a fence during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, in Washington, U.S., June 4, 2020
From small towns to cities, US sees biggest rallies yet for racial justice
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump and senior adviser Jared Kushner leave the World Economic Forum, 2020.
Republican optimism at its lowest rates since Charlottesville - poll
By REUTERS
LGBTQ flag
Trump administration argues adoption orgs. allowed to refuse LGBT couples
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event about the U.S. economy at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware, U.S., June 5, 2020.
Joe Biden secures the Democratic presidential nomination
By REUTERS
Buffalo Bills players kneel in protest during the anthem before a game against the Denver Broncos
'We were wrong': NFL commissioner regrets stance on kneeling protests
By REUTERS
 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook to review content policies after backlash over Trump posts
By REUTERS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS outside linebacker Eli Harold (58), quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and free safety Eric Reid (35) kneel in protest during the playing of the national anthem before a NFL game in Santa Clara, California.
'NO KNEELING': Trump renews criticism of nonviolent anthem protests
By REUTERS
A mural depicts African-American man George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody, at Mauerpark in Berlin, Germany, May 30, 2020.
US officials block police 'extreme tactics' as protests enter 12th day
By REUTERS
A Trump 2020 flag hangs on the front porch in a residential neighborhood in Livonia, Michigan, amid an outbreak of coronavirus disease, April 17, 2020.
Republican, Democratic voters become increasingly different - Pew survey
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
US President Trump holds photo opportunity in front of St John's Church in Washington
Donald Trump will not attend George Floyd funeral
By LEON SVERDLOV
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks to media before participating in a Census Town Hall at the Louis Armstrong Middle School in Queens, New York City
AOC endorses primary challenger to 16-term congressman Eliot Engel
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2019.
Israeli annexation will 'undermine US national security interests'- Pelosi
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining issues facing prisons and jails during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 2, 2020.
Republican Senator blocks nominees over Trump's inspector general firings
By REUTERS
Special envoy Jason Greenblatt, US Ambassador David Freidman, special envoy Jared Kushner, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ambassador the US Ron Dermer meet in Jerusalem, July 31, 2019
Where do major US stakeholders stand on annexation?
US President Trump walks between lines of riot police in Washington, June 1, 2020
Washington mayor says out-of-state troops should leave US capital
By REUTERS
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump walks past a building defaced with graffiti by protesters in Lafayette Park. June 1, 2020.
Who really torched America - Trump or the rioters?
FILE PHOTO: Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos speaks during an event about Blue Origin's space exploration plans in Washington
US billionaire wealth jumps by over $565 billion during coronavirus
By REUTERS
LAW ENFORCEMENT personnel stand guard on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
Protests fuel flames of crisis in coronavirus-stricken America
Former police officer Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael pose for a booking photo they were arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and charged with murder in the shooting death of unarmed black man Ahmaud Arbery, in Brunswick, Georgia, U.S. in a combination of photographs t
White defendant in Ahmaud Arbery shooting used racial slur-investigator
By REUTERS
Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 31, 2020.
'Violence provokes violence,' Mandela Foundation in support of US protests
By REUTERS
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, April 26, 2018
James Mattis: Trump is trying to divide Americans, not unite them
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible in front of St. John's Episcopal Church, June 1, 2020.
Viral image shared by celebrities comparing Trump to Hitler was faked
Republican Rep. Steve King (R-IA) speaks during a town hall in Primghar, Iowa, U.S., January 26, 2019.
Rep. Steve King defeated by primary challenger Randy Feenstra
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