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...

Jewish Leaders Still See Strong Support for Israel

Despite the election of certain pro-BDS candidates, such as New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar and Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, the heads of committees significant for furthering policy related...

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...

Jewish Dems, Republicans Offer Dueling Views of Election Results

(JTA) — The Republican Jewish Coalition praised the Republicans for expanding their majority in the Senate, while the Jewish Democratic Council of America congratulated their party on regaining control of...

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...

Democrats, Many of Them Jewish, Win the House, Step Into Key Roles

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — If you thought the first half of Donald Trump’s first term as president was volatile, think about the next two years: His hated opponents, the...

Trump Agenda at Stake as Voters Decide Control of US Congress

Americans cast votes on Tuesday to decide whether Donald Trump’s Republicans maintain their grip on Congress, or if Democrats gain the power to slow the president’s agenda after a...

Jared Polis Elected First Jewish Governor of Colorado

(JTA) — Jared Polis will be the first Jewish governor of Colorado as well as the state’s first openly gay person elected to the post. The 43-year-old Democrat, who has...

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...

12 Races Jews Should Watch

This is a developing story. (JTA) —  J.B. Pritzker, a Jewish Democrat, will be the next governor of Illinois, and Democrat Jared Polis will be the first Jewish and first...
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