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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.

Incoming Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks by video feed, U.S. August 20, 2020. 2020 Democratic National Convention/Pool via REUTERS
Fmr Obama officials Zients, Murthy to lead Biden's COVID-19 team - report
Sea ice floats within the 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in this undated handout photo provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service Alaska Image Library. The Brooks Range mountains, which are not part of the 1002 area, are seen in the distance. US Senate Democrats succeeded in bloc
Trump admin to auction Arctic refuge oil drilling ahead of inauguration
By REUTERS
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on US Policy in the Middle East, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US, September 24, 2020.
Senate vote likely next week on blocking Trump's massive UAE arms sale
By REUTERS
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
Big deal: A sober examination of Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’
By MORDECHAI BECK
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then-US vice president Joe Biden leave after a joint statement to the media at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem on March 9, 2010.
Biden and Netanyahu: Some advice on how to get things on track
By JOSEF OLMERT
Then-vice president Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, visit the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem on March 9, 2010. Quoting the Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, Biden wrote in the visitors’ book: ‘Every day Israel makes a lie of the poet’s words – too long a suffering makes a stone of the heart.
Joe Biden and the Jews
The author, Ilan Chaim, in Jerusalem on US Election Day
Letter to an American friend
By ILAN CHAIM
PM Netanyahu Meets Rep. Dana Rohrbacher and Rep. Gregory Meeks
Meeks, against US funds for annexation, to chair Foreign Affairs panel
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
U.S. President Donald Trump works in the Presidential Suite while receiving treatment after testing positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S. October 3, 2020
Prosecutors investigating potential scheme to pay bribe for Trump pardon
By REUTERS
Neera Tanden, US President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), speaks as President-elect Joe Biden announces nominees and appointees to serve on his economic policy team at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US, December 1, 2020.
Biden budget pick Neera Tanden a lightning rod in Washington
By REUTERS
Rudy Giuliani delivers remarks before Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S., September 28, 2016.
Giuliani calls on Arizona GOP lawmakers to not certify election results
US PRESIDENT-ELECT Joe Biden delivers an address ahead of Thanksgiving at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, November 25, 2020
Jared Bernstein is ‘verklempt’ to join Biden’s economic advisers council
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden joins vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris onstage at their election rally, after the news media announced that Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election over President Donald Trump, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 7, 2020.
Joe Biden announces all-female communications team
President-elect Joe Biden introduces key foreign policy and national security nominees and appointments at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday.
How will Joe Biden's foreign policy team tackle key issues of the day?
Anthony Blinken, US President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday.
Should Joe Biden's Jewish picks raise concerns?
White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Trump pardons former adviser Flynn, who pleaded guilty in Russia probe
By REUTERS
Defense Intelligence Agency director U.S. Army Lt. General Michael Flynn.
Michael Flynn's lies to FBI included one about Israel
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
Donald Trump and Joe Biden
Trump says he will leave if Electoral College votes for Biden
By REUTERS
Showing support for Trump at a pre-election rally in Beit Shemesh
Trump's remarkable Middle East legacy
Then US Vice-President Joe Biden (L) meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah March 9, 2016
Reema Dodin to be first Palestinian-American White House staffer
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden joins vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris onstage at their election rally, after the news media announced that Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election over President Donald Trump, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 7, 2020.
Joe Biden formally introduces his foreign policy team
David Dinkins
David Dinkins, New York's first and only Black mayor, dies at 93
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan
MAGA 2024? Majority of Republicans say they would vote Trump in primary
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
White House plans holiday parties as Americans urged to stay home
By REUTERS
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden joins vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris onstage at their election rally, after the news media announced that Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election over President Donald Trump, in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 7, 2020.
Joe Biden names his foreign policy team
US Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken speaks on Syria at the White House in Washington. September 9, 2013.
Blinken is ‘a friend of Israel,’ ex-officials say
Campaigners place flowers on a multicoloured flag as they protest for LGBT rights in Chechnya outside the Russian embassy in London, Britain June 2, 2017
Florida court overturns ban on conversion therapy
By REUTERS
Two participants in the 'Million MAGA March' in Washington, DC.
Little Trump fires everywhere: President fuels problems for successor
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas, April 6, 2019.
Many Jews of color are politically conservative — and many voted for Trump
By MIJAL BITTON
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the US economy as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris stands by, Wilmington, Delaware, US, November 16, 2020.
US Catholic bishops express concern over Biden presidency
PSAGOT, PEAK 2016 / CASTEL, PETIT CASTEL 2017 / TABOR, MALKIYA 2015
Republican senators: Allow West Bank goods to be labeled 'Made in Israel'
US DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL candidate Joe Biden arrives at a campaign event in Hermantown, Minnesota, September 18, 2020
Biden says US agency is blocking transition, slowing coronavirus efforts
By REUTERS
US President Donald Trump speaks about early results from the 2020 US presidential election in the East Room of the White House in Washington, US, November 4, 2020.
Why it matters that Trump fired US election cybersecurity chief – analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Chris Krebs speaks to reporters at the DHS Election Operations Center and National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. November 6, 2018.
Trump fires Cybersecurity director for security inaccuracy of elections
By REUTERS
Rudy Giuliani delivers remarks before Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, U.S., September 28, 2016.
Rudy Giuliani claims voter 'fraud' in long-shot Pennsylvania case
By REUTERS
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in Langley, Virginia, US
What should the big shifts in US intelligence policy be under Biden?
Supporters of Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden dance just outside the security perimeter of a planned election celebration as they await his remarks and fireworks in Wilmington, Delaware, US November 7, 2020.
The possible future Biden administration: A Jewish guide
A patient is wheeled into Houston Methodist Hospital as storm clouds gather over the Texas Medical Center, amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 22, 2020.
Before Biden inauguration, 70,000 more Americans could die from COVID-19
By REUTERS
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump throws a face mask from the stage during a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, on October 12.
Over 130 Secret Service officers test positive for COVID-19
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 to bring in national security experts after briefings denied
By REUTERS
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, professor of Health Care Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is interviewed at the Reuters Health Summit 2014 in Washington April 1, 2014.
Biden taps Ezekiel Emanuel to coronavirus task force, faces controversy
Alejandro Mayorkas, US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security gestures as he speaks during the annual Cyberweek conference at Tel Aviv University, Israel June 20, 2016.
Alejandro Mayorkas, the Cuban-Jewish attorney who may head Biden's DHS
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) gives US President Donald Trump a look after he suggested they might have something in common, as he answered a question about his accusation that he had been wiretapped by former President Barack Obama, during their joint news conference in the East Room of th
Ezra Cohen-Watnick promoted to key Defense Dept. post
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
Ivanka, Jared pull their kids from DC Jewish school amid COVID-19 concerns
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
United States Supreme Court
Justices Kavanaugh, Roberts suggest Obamacare might not be repealed
By REUTERS
American and Israeli Jews [Illustrative]
How can Israeli gov't repair relationship with liberal US Jews?
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks to reporters at the Pentagon on March 5
Trump says he has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper
By REUTERS
General view of the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, US, July 6, 2020.
Conservative US Supreme Court prepares to hear Obamacare challenge
By REUTERS
FORMER DEFENSE undersecretary for policy Michèle Flournoy, CEO of the Center for a New American Security.
Biden’s likely secretary of defense Michèle Flournoy and Israel - Analysis
DONALD TRUMP has said on many occasions that he will be president for life.
Is Donald Trump the richest US president of all time?
IAF, USAF hold joint F-35 drill in southern Israel
Trump administration advances $10 billion defense sale to UAE
By REUTERS
Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the U.S. Department of Energy and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration Lisa Gordon-Hagerty tours the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama in Bangor, Washington, U.S. in this October 10, 2018
Head of US agency overseeing nuclear weapons stockpile resigns
By REUTERS
WARREN G. HARDING, 20th US president.
Warren G. Harding - a forgotten Zionist hero‏
Clockwise from top left: President Donald Trump, Laura Loomer, Joe Biden, Senator Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Rabin Square in Israel, Ambassador David Friedman
Lois Frankel defeats Laura Loomer in South Florida
By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
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 voters replace old Confederate state flag
Chemdawg marijuana plants grow at a facility
New Jersey, Arizona legalize recreational marijuana
By REUTERS
Comedian Ari Teman.
The Orthodox and the unorthodox appeal to pardon comedian Ari Teman
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in St Louis, Missouri, U.S., March 9, 2020.
Bernie Sanders calls Israel 'authoritarian' at Pittsburgh memorial
By BEN SALES/JTA
US President Donald J. Trump introduces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 September 2020.
Amy Coney Barrett joins the Supreme Court - Jewish leaders react
SACHA BARON COHEN appears in ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,’ a sequel to his 2006 comedy, ‘Borat.’
Trump calls Borat's Sacha Baron Cohen a 'creep' after Giuliani scandal
Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, makes a closing statement during an impeachment inquiry hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Adam Schiff: Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise 'amplify' antisemitism
By BEN SALES/JTA
Facebook symbol
US may file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as Novermber - WaPo
By REUTERS
Mexico's Defense Minister General Salvador Cienfuegos and Secretary of the Navy Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberon take part in Flag Day celebrations at Campo Marte in Mexico City, Mexico February 24, 2018.
Mexico's ex-defense minister detained in the US at request of DEA
By REUTERS
Matthew Dolloff is seen in a Denver Police Department's mugshot. Dolloff, 30, has been jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a protester, police said on October 11, 2020. Denver Police Department/Handout via FILE PHOTO: Matthew Dolloff is seen in a Denver Police Departm
Sec. guard who fatally shot Denver protester to be charged with murder
By REUTERS
A militia group from Ohio protests against the state's extended stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) demonstrate at the Capitol building in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. April 20, 2020.
Fourteenth suspect arrested in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor
By REUTERS
US SOLDIERS take cover near Tal Afar, Iraq, where Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was in command in 2004.
New World Order redux
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett reacts as US President Donald Trump holds an event to announce her as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. September 26, 2020.
Trump's SCOTUS pick Amy Coney Barrett dodges questions on LGBT, abortion
By REUTERS
US REP. Keith Ellison speaks during the first session at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last July.
Ellison, first Muslim elected to Congress, to speak at Rabin memorial
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)
Bipartisan bill would give Israel a veto on Middle East arms sales
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague
Human rights lawyers sue Trump administration over ICC sanctions
By REUTERS
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 considering withdrawal from event memorializing Rabin
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA , JERUSALEM POST STAFF
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett reacts as US President Donald Trump holds an event to announce her as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. September 26, 2020.
Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Trump's nomination for Supreme Court
By REUTERS
Protestors demonstrate outside the US Supreme Court after President Donald Trump announced US Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, US, September 26, 2020.
Jewish progressives and Democrats: Barrett nomination a step backwards
US President Donald J. Trump introduces Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 September 2020.
What are the steps to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court?
By REUTERS
A soldier with the Army National Guard stand on the street during a protest against the deaths of Breonna Taylor by Louisville police and George Floyd by Minneapolis police, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. May 31, 2020
Kentucky legislator among 24 arrested in protests over Breonna Taylor
By REUTERS
A sign with an image of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is displayed during a vigil following her death, outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a wish and Jewish tradition can guide our response
By MICHAEL WEINER/JTA
US SUPREME COURT Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, delivers remarks during a discussion hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington in 2019.
Trump-appointed justice could signal major Supreme Court shift on abortion
By REUTERS
U.S. House of Representatives votes on Trump impeachment on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 19, 2019.
House passes bill that requires government act against domestic terrorism
By MARCY OSTER/JTA
Then-Justice Department nominee Steven Engel speaks during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be to be an assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel, May 10, 2017.
Meet the 3 Jewish candidates on Trump’s Supreme Court justice shortlist
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
A jabot collar is seen placed on the Fearless Girl statue outside of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in honor of recently passed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 21, 2020.
Bader Ginsburg to be first Jew and woman to lie in state at the Capitol
By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
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
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman on Supreme Court, dies at 87
By SARAH WILDMAN/JTA , CELIA JEAN
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
Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, a progressive icon on the Supreme Court.
Death of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg raises stakes in battle for Senate control
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Capitol Hill
Democrats to propose bill requiring response to reported Russian bounties
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
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