Adelsons Joined Trump at White House to Watch Election Returns

(JTA) — Sheldon and Miriam Adelson were among the the major donors to Republican candidates who watched the midterm election returns with President Donald Trump at the White House. Other...

Yochanan Gordon: Get Out The Vote

By Yochanan Gordon The fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is a real phenomenon. That is, if the alarm bells are sounded by a person who is always predicting doomsday disasters,...

Florida Governor-Elect DeSantis: I Will Be Aggressive Against BDS

If there is one American politician who has made support for Israel a daily agenda item, Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis is that man. DeSantis,a Republican who for six years served...

With Control of House, Democrats Will Seek to Rein in Trump

Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in...

Group Behind AOC Victory Working to Unseat Eliot Engel

(JTA) — The progressive group that helped get New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected is supporting a political newcomer against veteran Jewish congressman Eliot Engel. Justice Democrats announced that it...

Former Shul President Elected Nevada Senator

(JTA) — Jacky Rosen, a former synagogue president and a freshman Democratic congresswoman from Nevada, defeated incumbent Sen. Dean Heller. Rosen win 50.8 percent of the vote to Heller’s 45...

2 Jewish Veterans Score Democratic Upsets in House Races

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — Elaine Luria, a Jewish Navy veteran running for Congress in a Virginia coastal district, and Max Rose, a Jewish Army veteran challenging for a House seat...

Pennsylvania Democratic Candidate Apologizes for Expletive at Debate

A Democratic candidate for Congress apologized on Monday after cursing during a debate at a synagogue on the previous day to represent Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District. Scott Wallace and Rep....

Democrats Capture US House, Republicans Retain Control of Senate

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Fox News and NBC News projected, giving Democrats...

JTA: 5 Jewish Takeaways From Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The first-glance Jewish takeaway the day after the congressional midterms is that the number of Jewish lawmakers appears to have increased — in the U.S. House...
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