Politics

House Passes $1.4 Trillion Federal Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday to pass a $1.4 trillion government-wide spending package, handing President Donald Trump a victory on his U.S.-Mexic...
Gideon Saar, former Minister of Interior Affairs speaks with the media outside the Tel Aviv Likud polling station on February 5, 2019. Flash90

Third Time Lucky? It’s Time For Primaries

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As Israel rubs its eyes in disbelief and prepares for yet another election in the hope that somehow it will magically solve the political impasse which has pl...

Trump Threatens To Bypass Commission On Presidential Debates

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made clear Monday that he intends to participate in at least three general election debates, but he is threatening to sidestep the nonprofi...
FILE - A small group of demonstrators stand outside of of a hotel before former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, president of the The Heritage Foundation, speaks at a "Defund Obamacare Tour" rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Nate Chute/File Photo

‘Obamacare’ Tax Repeal Added To $1.4T Wrap-Up Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired coal miners and longtime opponents of Obama-era taxes on high-cost health plans are eyeing big wins as top congressional leaders and the Trump White House...

Democrats Lay Out Case For Wednesday Trump Impeachment Vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats laid out their impeachment case against President Donald Trump on Monday, a sweeping report accusing him of betraying the nation and deserving to ...

Israeli Politician Gideon Saar Launches Primary Bid To Unseat Benjamin Netanyahu As Head Of Ruling Likud Party

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli politician, and member of Knesset Gid'on Saar opened his campaign for leadership of the Likud Party, Monday evening, calling it "an evening of new hope, w...

Boris Johnson To Push Anti-BDS Agenda As British Prime Minister

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LONDON (JTA) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to pursue an anti-Israel boycott policy after winning last week’s general election. The Times of Israel reported ...

Horse-Trading Iran Hawks Seize On Pompeo’s Senate Interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration t...

Mighty Bernie At Bat? Sanders Makes Pitch For Minor Leagues

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Base...

No Letup For UK Lawmakers: Johnson Presses Ahead With Brexit

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LONDON (AP) — There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the pus...

Comey: ‘Real Sloppiness’ In Russia Probe But No Misconduct

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness" in the surveillance of a forme...

Washington Bracing For Impeachment As Battle Lines Harden

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As Washington braces for this week's expected vote to impeach President Donald Trump, partisan battle lines hardened on Sunday, with Democrats defending impeachme...

Gantz Will ‘Consider’ Pardoning Netanyahu If He Quits Politics

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JERUSALEM (JNS) Blue and White leader Benny Gantz said on Thursday that he would consider pardoning indicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “in accordance with the recom...

In Deleted Tweet, Tlaib Falsely Blames ‘White Supremacy’ For Jersey City Shooting

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WASHINGTON (JNS) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Thursday falsely blamed “white supremacy” for Tuesday’s shooting at the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City. Tlaib initia...

Pelosi Announces Agreement On North American Trade Pact

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the ...

Billionaire Ron Lauder Is Funding A $25 Million Campaign Against Anti-Semitism In US Politics

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Billionaire philanthropist Ronald Lauder is funding a $25 million campaign against political candidates in the United States who support or normalize anti-Semiti...

Report: US Misled Public On Progress In Afghanistan War

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn't exi...

House Impeachment Hearing Gets Rancorous As Lawyers Testify

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House lawyers sparred with lawmakers and each other in an acrimonious hearing Monday over the impeachment case against President Donald Trump as Democrats pre...

Putin, Ukrainian Leader Zelenskiy Agree To Prisoner Exchange During First Ever Meeting

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PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says after peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin that an exchange of all prisoners will take place by year...

Watchdog Report: FBI’s Russia Probe Justified, Barr Disagrees

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, despite “seri...