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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.

U.S. President Trump leads coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington
Trump's promise to vaccinate all Americans by April unrealistic - experts
People gather to mourn the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2020
Majority of Americans say wait for election to replace Ginsburg - poll
By REUTERS
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden appears by video feed at start of the all virtual 2020 Democratic Convention hosted from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17, 2020
Biden blasts Trump's plan to push Supreme Court nominee ahead of election
By REUTERS
US Senator Lindsay Graham in Jerusalem 311
Sen. Graham faces backlash after reversal on filling RBG's SCOTUS seat
US President Donald Trump stands in front of a US flag as he participates in a roundtable on donating plasma during a visit to the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, US, July 30, 2020
Trump will nominate a woman next week to succeed Ginsburg on Supreme Court
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport in Bemidji, Minnesota, U.S., September 18, 2020
Trump to name SCOTUS successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'without delay'
By REUTERS
Candles are lit next an illustration of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as people mourn her death at the Supreme Court in Washington, US, September 19, 2020.
Mourners honor Ginsburg on US Supreme Court steps with candles, flowers
By REUTERS
Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate and major backer of pro-Israel causes.
Adelsons pledge up to $50 million in final Trump campaign push - report
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
California Wildfires firetruck 248.88 ap
Fires and floods hurl climate change to fore of US election - analysis
By REUTERS
Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, a progressive icon on the Supreme Court.
Death of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg raises stakes in battle for Senate control
By REUTERS
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman on Supreme Court, dies at 87
By SARAH WILDMAN/JTA , CELIA JEAN
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at Lake Charles Fire House as he visits nearby areas damaged by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S., August 29, 2020
Trump plans panel to promote 'patriotic education'
By REUTERS
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a news conference next to President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2020
Former Pence aide who helped organize coronavirus response backs Biden
By REUTERS
U.S. postal service trucks sit parked at the post office in Del Mar, California
US judge temporarily blocks 'politically motivated' USPS changes
By REUTERS
A series of mailers show New Jersey Republican congressional candidate David Richter clutching or surrounded by $100 bills
Democratic super PAC mailers show Jewish candidate clutching dollar bills
By BEN SALES/JTA
Chinese and US flags flutter before a trade meeting in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019
US Senate Democrats to offer their own China plan
By REUTERS
US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks on Middle East peace at the Department of State in Washington December 28, 2016
Why John Kerry and others were wrong about peace and Israel - analysis
Bernie Sanders responds to a question from a reporter
Trump ad featuring Sanders as a puppet master for Biden faces backlash
By BEN SALES/JTA
A series of mailers show New Jersey Republican congressional candidate David Richter clutching or surrounded by $100 bills.
Democratic PAC mailers depict Jewish GOP House candidate clutching money
By BEN SALES/JTA
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing at the White House on Tuesday.
Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccines: 'he was confused'
By REUTERS
Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden at a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., July 14, 2020.
Biden outlines COVID-19 vaccine plan: I trust scientists, not Donald Trump
By REUTERS
President Donald Trump talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the Truman Balcony at the White House during the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords, Sept. 15, 2020
Trump tells American Jews ‘We love your country,’ asks for their vote
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visiting Sudan, 2020.
Democrats attack Pompeo aides on Saudi weapons, cite war crimes concerns
By REUTERS
United States President Donald Trump pictured next to Former United States National Security Advisor John Bolton.
Bolton's book under criminal investigation by Department of Justice
Abraham Foxman at an Anti-Defamation League event at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., May 8, 2014.
Abraham Foxman endorses Biden, calling Trump a ‘demagogue’
By JTA STAFF
PROTESTERS DEMONSTRATE outside the ICE immigration detention center in Adelanto, California, last month
US watchdog to investigate forced-sterilization claims at ICE facility
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prior to signing the Abraham Accords, normalizing relations between Israel and some of its Middle East nei
What do the Abraham Accords mean for Trump politically?
FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks during a campaign event at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. February 12, 2020
Trump campaign calls Mike Bloomberg an ‘elitist globalist’
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accepts the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during a speech delivered for the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 20, 2020
Biden leads Trump 67-30 among Jewish voters, survey finds
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
US President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at a campaign rally in Minden, Nevada, September 12, 2020
Trump to hold campaign rally indoors despite coronavirus concerns
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Basler Flight Service in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Trump once again claims Biden is using debate performance enhancing drugs
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.
Michael Bloomberg to spend $100 million in Florida to help elect Joe Biden
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 10, 2020
Trump administration accused of 'siphoning' 9/11 fund money - report
By LEON SVERDLOV
Former vice president Joe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump (Right)
Biden maintains lead, voters don't trust election accuracy - poll
Vice President Joe Biden speaking at J Street
Biden says Trump’s foreign policy is bad for Israel
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
People take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, US, June 18, 2020
Democrat voters fuelling increasing divide over race in America - poll
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accepts the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during a speech delivered for the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 20, 2020
Microsoft believes Russians that hacked Clinton targeted Biden
By REUTERS
From left, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., and Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., are seen before President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Feb. 4, 2020.
In a South Florida congressional race, Jewish culture wars erupt
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
US PRESIDENT TRUMP is not one to hold back on Twitter.
Twitter expands misinformation rules ahead of US election
By REUTERS
Capitol Hill
Democrats to propose bill requiring response to reported Russian bounties
By REUTERS
More than half of eligible American voters living in Israel voted in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections
US Election 2020 - To vote or not to vote when you’re an American expat
By Rivkah Lambert Adler
US President Donald Trump stands in front of a US flag as he participates in a roundtable on donating plasma during a visit to the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, US, July 30, 2020
US intel official told to halt Russian 2020 election meddling threat assessments
By REUTERS
HILLARY CLINTON
Democrats drew support from various sources to make 2018 gains - report
US President Donald Trump
Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize following Israel-UAE deal
ISRAELI F-35 takes off from an airbase in southern Israel
Leading US Democratic Rep: F-35 sales to UAE puts Israel in danger
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Voters fill in their ballot during a period of early voting at the Board of Elections office in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. March 14, 2020
Jewish former Marine wins Massachusetts Democratic congressional primary
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
Former vice president Joe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump (Right)
Trump calls Biden 'stupid,' demands apology for 'anti-vaccine rhetoric'
By REUTERS
People await a formation of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to fly over the National Mall as a collaborative salute to first responders and other essential personnel during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2020.
GWU Professor faking Afro identity won't teach fall semester
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
ALCATRAZ PRISON cells
Rapper Kodak Black said he is being denied access to a rabbi in prison
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Basler Flight Service in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Trump blasts media, Democrats over report he disparaged US troops
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at Lake Charles Fire House as he visits nearby areas damaged by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S., August 29, 2020
Osama bin Laden's niece endorses Trump for reelection in November
US Senator Kamala Harris in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 14, 2019
Kamala Harris says Trump not credible on possible COVID-19 vaccine
By REUTERS
Chinese and US flags flutter before a trade meeting in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019
Trump administration weighs blacklisting China's chipmaker SMIC
By REUTERS
U.S. postal service trucks sit parked at the post office in Del Mar, California
Congresswoman denied access to mailing facility, hints at electoral fraud
Supporters hold signs as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a campaign speech at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 3, 2020.
Americans increasingly pessimistic, divided over state of US democracy
A bottle of alcohol and flowers are left in tribute to the victims of a shooting during Tuesday night's protests, at the site of the incident, during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. August 26, 2020.
Biden meets Blake’s family, media points to dad’s antisemitic posts
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
How will US President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden's respective campaigns reach out to Jewish voters?
How are Republicans, Democrats reaching out to Jewish voters?
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 encourages supporters to try to vote twice, sparking uproar
By REUTERS
THEN-PRESIDENT Barack Obama reads to children alongside his faithful companion, dog Bo, during the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2013
Up close with the Obamas and their cute pooches in ‘Uncommon Grace’
By RICK KOGAN
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
Jewish progressive Morse loses bid to oust incumbent in Massachusets race
By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
Model Karlie Kloss poses during a photocall before the French fashion house Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2017-2018 women's ready-to-wear collection during Fashion Week in Paris, France March 3, 2017
Karlie Kloss, Joshua Kushner’s wife, will join Biden campaign event
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
A resident drops off a mail-in ballot during the special election for Maryland's 7th congressional district seat, Maryland, U.S., April 28, 2020.
Trump campaign sues Democratic Montana governor to limit mail-in voting
By REUTERS
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing at Lake Charles Fire House as he visits nearby areas damaged by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S., August 29, 2020
Trump threatens to cut federal funds to 'lawless' cities
By REUTERS
Edward Snowden speaks via video link during a news conference in New York City, U.S. September 14, 2016
US court: Mass surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump speaks about a peace deal reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, August 13, 2020
Trump campaign accepted at least $2,000 over 3 years from neo-Nazi leader
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks by video feed from Jerusalem during the largely virtual 2020 Republican National Convention. August 25, 2020.
Pompeo cancels plan to film Trump campaign ad while in Israel
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden appears by video feed at start of the all virtual 2020 Democratic Convention hosted from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17, 2020
Biden-Harris campaign signs available for 'Animal Crossing' players
DIVERSITY CANNOT be purchased.
California educators urged to promote true tolerance, not victimization
Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. May 31, 2020.
Portland police arrest 19 protesters as political divide hardens
By REUTERS
Cyber Hackers
Hackers test defenses of Trump campaign websites ahead of US election
By REUTERS
U.S. soldiers are seen during a handover ceremony of Taji military base from US-led coalition troops to Iraqi security forces, in the base north of Baghdad, Iraq August 23, 2020.
Active-duty US troops more likely to vote Biden instead of Trump - poll
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. October 26, 2019
GOP rep. tweets altered video of Biden, activist talking police reform
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's platform for Arab Americans reiterates opposition to BDS movement
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
LEONARD COHEN, one of many famous Buddhist Jews, accepts an award in 2012 for song lyrics. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)
Republicans told not to play Leonard Cohen - they did it anyway
By JTA/MARCY OSTER
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens while testifying before a joint Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook's failure to remove militia page a 'mistake'
By REUTERS
A man wears a Trump yarmulke while waiting for U.S. President Donald Trump to address the Republican Jewish Coalition 2019 Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., April 6, 2019.
Orthodox Jews tend to support Donald Trump - opinion
By BINYAMIN ROSE/JTA
Tim Scott and Kimberly Guilfoyle at the Republican National Convention.
‘Israel’ and ‘elites’: Republican convention sends mixed messages to Jews
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Douglas Emhoff walks off stage with his wife, Sen. Kamala Harris, at the end of the last day of the Democratic National Convention, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del., Aug. 20, 2020.
Douglas Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ husband, and Democrats’ newest Jewish star
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Alice Johnson, who received a life sentence for a first-time drug offense, receives a pardon from U.S. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 28, 2020.
Trump pardons Alice Johnson, whose cause was backed by Kim Kardashian
By REUTERS
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 assails rival Biden, accepting Republican nomination
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump speaks about a peace deal reached between Israel and the United Arab Emirates from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, August 13, 2020
Vindman, brother of impeachment witness, files whistleblower complaint
By MARCY OSTER
WILL THERE be another peace push from Jared Kushner and the White House?
Jared Kushner says NBA players rich enough to ‘take a night off from work’
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Rabbi Aryeh Spero of NCJA debates Medea Benjamin of Code Pink at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in Washington
Rabbi Aryeh Spero, longtime Republican, blesses RNC and President Trump
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Tim Scott and Kimberly Guilfoyle at the Republican National Convention.
At Republican convention, some unconventional messaging for US Jews
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
U.S. President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver joint remarks on a Middle East peace plan proposal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 28, 2020
Election Day Repercussions: Trump and Obama Envoys talk Middle East
By MIKE WAGENHEIM / THE MEDIA LINE
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) accepts the Democratic vice presidential nomination during an acceptance speech delivered for the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 19, 202
Harris shows perception that US Jews back Israel still strong - analysis
An empty mail box is seen at the front door of a foreclosed house
Ahead of US elections, opinions on mail-in voting are divided – study
President Harry S. Truman
Marking the Manhattan Project 75 years on
By HELA TAMIR
White House adviser Jared Kushner is flanked by aide Avi Berkowitz (left) and former US envoy to Iran Brian Hook.
New Lincoln Project ad accuses Jared Kushner of being evil
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Actor Alyssa Milano makes remarks as Attorney Michael Avenatti listens, at a protest outside the White House in Washington, July 17, 2018
New documentary follows US female candidates
Have some American Jews replaced Judaism with liberalism?
Only 4% of American Jews consider Israel most important voting issue
Former vice president Joe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump (Right)
Palestinians not expecting much from American election
By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcomed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they arrive at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad, India February 24, 2020
Melania Trump offers sympathy on coronavirus, racial suffering
By REUTERS
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waves during his walk through at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 21
Republican convention touts Trump trade deals, despite mixed results
By REUTERS
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. October 26, 2019
Biden campaign denounces endorsement of white nationalist Richard Spencer
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Students are evacuated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a shooting incident in Parkland, Florida, February 14
Parkland victim's father uses RNC to blame far-left Democrats for shooting
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
U.S. President Donald Trump talks with U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in the Oval Office of the White House after it was announced the president had accepted the Haley's resignation in Washington, U.S., October 9, 2018
Nikki Haley: Obama, Biden led UN to denounce our friend Israel
US President Donald Trump stands in front of a US flag as he participates in a roundtable on donating plasma during a visit to the American Red Cross National Headquarters in Washington, US, July 30, 2020
Trump, fellow Republicans paint dire portrait of a US under Biden
By REUTERS
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden appears by video feed at start of the all virtual 2020 Democratic Convention hosted from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 17, 2020
After disavowing Sarsour, Biden reaffirms vow to work with Arab Americans
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Basler Flight Service in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Israel, Trumps and more: What to watch for at the RNC
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
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