National Politics


House Republicans move to gut ethics body

01/03/2017 9:09 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Washington (AFP) – Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Monday backed a proposal to take ethics oversight away from an independent group and give


Rabbi for Trump inauguration received donations from Trump family

01/02/2017 1:58 PM Updated: 3 months ago

There are many reasons to participate in a presidential inauguration, from free publicity to civic duty, but Marvin Hier, the rabbi who agreed to speak at


New sheriff in town: Trump plans ‘many big things’ and lots of tweeting

01/02/2017 9:02 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump is planning to do “many big things” after being sworn in as president, his communications director said Sunday, adding that his


Trump-adviser Carl Icahn: “I sort of believe that you need a rule of law”

12/23/2016 9:33 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – Carl Icahn, a newly named adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, said Thursday that burdensome US regulations were hindering free enterprise, and oil


Obviously moving the embassy would be bad for peace

12/21/2016 7:51 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Yesterday, Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer agreed with his future US counterpart, David Friedman, that the US should move its embassy from Tel Aviv


Unswayed by desperate ‘faithless’ bid, electoral college seals Trump win

12/20/2016 8:28 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – America’s Electoral College on Monday confirmed Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States, unswayed by a desperate bid


Journalists torn on which shul Trump-Kushner family will attend

12/19/2016 2:59 PM

  The news media is torn Monday about which shul the Ivanka Trump-Jared Kushner family will attend once they move to Washington D.C. to be close


Israelis look past anti-Semitism after Trump win

12/19/2016 8:03 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Haifa (AFP) – An outburst of anti-Semitism linked to US president-elect Donald Trump supporters has deeply concerned American Jews, even as many Israelis place hopes


Who benefits from Trump stock rally and for how long?

12/19/2016 7:03 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  New York (AFP) – As the Dow nears 20,000 amid a Trump rally, longtime financial insiders see a difference compared with prior Wall Street landmarks:


How Trump upended Washington politics

12/18/2016 3:03 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – During his unorthodox White House campaign, Donald Trump thoroughly shredded the rules of American politics, from his often coarse language to his


Ivanka Trump charity date canceled for ethical conflict

12/18/2016 10:03 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  In this space last Sunday, we covered a coffee date with Ivanka Trump that was being auctioned off online to benefit charity. The high bid


Trump tells Michelle Obama US now has hope

12/18/2016 9:33 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Mobile (United States) (AFP) – President-elect Donald Trump insisted that America was full of hope since his election, shrugging off First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks


Clinton blames loss on Putin, Comey

12/17/2016 6:53 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  New York (AFP) – Hillary Clinton blames Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had a “personal beef” against her, and a late-hour FBI intervention over her


FBI now agrees with CIA that Russia hacked to help Trump

12/16/2016 4:15 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  The Washington Post reported today that the FBI now agrees with the CIA that Russia was behind election hacking and that they were not only


(Video) Are liberals starting to like Trump?

12/16/2016 1:51 PM

Obama: US will retaliate against Russia

12/16/2016 9:33 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – Barack Obama vowed the United States would retaliate against Russian hacking after the White House accused Vladimir Putin of direct involvement in


Watch Trump’s Israel pick repeating conspiracy theories. But does he endorse them?

12/16/2016 9:03 AM Updated: 4 months ago

Controversy over Trump Hotel Chanukkah party is so 2016

12/15/2016 4:36 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Yesterday saw the White House celebrating the upcoming Chanukkah holiday, a rather typical state affair with President Barack Obama paying tribute to Shimon Peres, but


Sneering restaurant review triggers Trump on Twitter

12/15/2016 3:57 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  New York (AFP) – A sneering restaurant review savaging a bistro in the lobby of his New York headquarters and casting aspersions on what it


Watch the White House kitchen go kosher for Chanukkah

12/15/2016 2:27 PM Updated: 4 months ago