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Rep. Torres quits Congressional Progressive Caucus

New York Democrat has been one of the most vocally pro-Israel Democrats in the House.

Rep. Torres quits Congressional Progressive Caucus

House condemns Hamas' sexual violence

House of Representatives passes bipartisan resolution condemning Hamas terrorists’ use of rape and sexual violence during and since October 7.

House condemns Hamas' sexual violence

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins New York special election

Suozzi defeated Republican candidate Mazi Pilip, an American Israeli woman who was born in Ethiopia and was brought to Israel in 1991 during Israel’s “Operation Solomon”.

Democrat Tom Suozzi wins New York special election

Senate approves promotion of Israel aid bill

Senate sets the stage for final passage of a $95.34 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, though there are doubts it will pass the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Senate approves promotion of Israel aid bill

Biden threatens to veto House's Israel aid bill

The Biden administration opposes the legislation due to the fact that it supports a broader bill which provides assistance to both Ukraine and Israel while providing new funds for border security.

Biden threatens to veto House's Israel aid bill

'House will vote on Israel aid bill next week'

House Speaker Mike Johnson announces standalone $17.6 billion Israel aid bill. White House: A ploy which does nothing.

'House will vote on Israel aid bill next week'

Biden wins South Carolina primary

US President wins Democratic primary, defeating longshot candidates Marianne Williamson and Dean Phillips.

Biden wins South Carolina primary

Celebrating 7/10 like celebrating lynchings

Ritchie Torres: Anti-Israel protesters celebrating Oct. 7 are like white people who cheered lynchings.

Celebrating 7/10 like celebrating lynchings

Biden to meet Congress leaders, discuss Israel aid

National security supplemental package that includes funding for Ukraine and Israel has been in flux due to disagreements between Democrats and Republicans.

Biden to meet Congress leaders, discuss Israel aid

'You can be pro-Israel without supporting Netanyahu'

Senator Sanders warns Biden his support for Israel’s military operation in Gaza could affect his standing among young progressive voters.

'You can be pro-Israel without supporting Netanyahu'

Democrats shouldn’t be surprised young Leftists are anti-Israel

To the older faction, the conflict is not about race, as they are under no TikTok-influenced illusions about which side is genocidal.Op-ed.

Democrats shouldn’t be surprised young Leftists are anti-Israel

Senate fails to pass Israel aid package

Senate Republicans block aid for Israel and Ukraine amid dispute about border security policy.

Senate fails to pass Israel aid package

House approves resolution condemning antisemitism

Measure passes by vote of 311 to 14, Some Democrats take issue with language stating that “anti-Zionism is antisemitism.”

House approves resolution condemning antisemitism

Ilhan Omar leads effort to block military aid to Israel

Lawmakers from the Democratic Party, led by Omar, introduce bill seeking to block a $320 million arms sale to Israel.

Ilhan Omar leads effort to block military aid to Israel

Former Minneapolis City Council member seeks to oust Omar

Don Samuels announces he'll try to unseat controversial congresswoman for a second time, after she narrowly defeated him in 2022.

Former Minneapolis City Council member seeks to oust Omar

Why progressives can’t simply condemn antisemitism

Democrats demand the suppression of speech they disagree with, but they cannot seem to unify against crass antisemitism. Op-ed.

Why progressives can’t simply condemn antisemitism

Senate Democrats block bill providing aid to Israel

The bill passed the House last week, but Democrats are opposed to it since it does not include Ukraine aid as well.

Senate Democrats block bill providing aid to Israel

Kentucky reelects Democratic Governor

Americans cast votes in a variety of polls, from governorships to local referenda.

Kentucky reelects Democratic Governor

House marks one month since Hamas attack on Israel

House Speaker Mike Johnson and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries host bipartisan candlelight vigil for Israeli victims and hostages.

House marks one month since Hamas attack on Israel

White House press secretary blasts 'Squad' statements on Israel

White House press secretary blasts members of so-called "Squad" who called for US aid to Israel to be cut following Hamas attack.

White House press secretary blasts 'Squad' statements on Israel

'No to defense treaty with Saudi Arabia as part of Israel deal'

20 senators from Democratic Party write to Biden, call for Israel-Saudi deal to preserve "two-state solution".

'No to defense treaty with Saudi Arabia as part of Israel deal'

Democrats urge Menendez to resign

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy among senior Democrats who urge Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following indictment on federal bribery charges.

Democrats urge Menendez to resign

'Do not accept Israel into the Visa Waiver Program'

15 Democratic senators claim Israel is not abiding by its commitments and as such should not be accepted to Visa Waiver Program.

'Do not accept Israel into the Visa Waiver Program'

'A younger generation needs to take over'

Republican presidential candidate calls for “younger generation” of congressional leaders.

'A younger generation needs to take over'

White House briefing Democrats on Saudi-Israel normalization

White House officials have been holding meetings with Democratic senators, seeking support for future deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

White House briefing Democrats on Saudi-Israel normalization

Trump's former attorney considering Congress run

Michael Cohen, who served as Trump’s personal attorney, considering a run as a Democrat in Manhattan.

Trump's former attorney considering Congress run

Michigan Democrat apologizes for Israel visit

Senator Sylvia Santana apologizes for her recent visit to Israel after it caused an uproar among her Arab and Muslim constituents.

Michigan Democrat apologizes for Israel visit

'We'll do what we have to regardless of Iran agreements'

PM meets AIPAC delegation of Democratic Congressmen, says Israel will do what it must to defend itself from Iran's genocidal ambitions.

'We'll do what we have to regardless of Iran agreements'

Congress resolution would back anti-gov't protesters in Israel

Group of Democratic lawmakers advancing official congressional resolution in support of Israel's protest movement against judicial reform.

Congress resolution would back anti-gov't protesters in Israel

Maryland: Jewish Democrat announces run for Congress

Joel Rubin, veteran of a number of Jewish organizations, to run for Congress in Maryland.

Maryland: Jewish Democrat announces run for Congress

'Israel is not a racist or apartheid state'

House of Representatives votes 412-9 in favor of resolution condemning antisemitism and supporting Israel. All nine opposed were Democrats.

'Israel is not a racist or apartheid state'

'Do something about the antisemitic remarks'

House Speaker responds to Rep. Pramila Jayapal's comments on Israel: She's not the first Democrat to make antisemitic comments.

'Do something about the antisemitic remarks'

Rep. Tlaib joins boycott of Herzog's Congress speech

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib joins other Democrats in boycotting President Isaac Herzog’s speech before joint session of Congress.

Rep. Tlaib joins boycott of Herzog's Congress speech

House Democratic Leader blasts RFK Jr.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries criticizes Democratic presidential candidate who claimed COVID-19 was “ethnically targeted” to spare Ashkenazi Jews.

House Democratic Leader blasts RFK Jr.

'Israel isn't racist, Netanyahu's gov't has racist policies'

Rep. Pramila Jayapal walks back comments suggesting Israel as a racist state, says she was referring to current government's policies.

'Israel isn't racist, Netanyahu's gov't has racist policies'

Arab Americans face 'harassment' when traveling to Israel

Progressive Democrats seek to stall Israel’s entry into a coveted visa waiver program.

Arab Americans face 'harassment' when traveling to Israel

Biden and McCarthy reach deal to raise debt ceiling

McCarthy says the House will vote on the agreement on Wednesday.

Biden and McCarthy reach deal to raise debt ceiling

Zak Malamed, a Jewish Democrat, aims to unseat George Santos

Zak Malamed is the latest Jewish Democrat running to unseat George Santos.

Zak Malamed, a Jewish Democrat, aims to unseat George Santos

Republicans and Democrats accuse each other of dissing Israel

Republicans blast Biden for snubbing Netanyahu, as Democrats claim Republicans' planned spending cuts endanger aid to Israel.

Republicans and Democrats accuse each other of dissing Israel

Left-wing NYC Council members vote against End Jew Hatred Day

Group of hard left Brooklyn Democrats refuse to support adopting May 29 as day marking fight against antisemitism.

Left-wing NYC Council members vote against End Jew Hatred Day

Democrats introduce bill honoring American Holocaust rescuers

Legislation seeks to award collective Congressional Gold Medal to prominent Democrats who aided Jewish refugees during Holocaust.

Democrats introduce bill honoring American Holocaust rescuers

'Ensure aid to Israel isn't used in human rights violations'

14 Democratic lawmakers urge Biden administration to undertake "foundational shift" in its approach to Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict.

'Ensure aid to Israel isn't used in human rights violations'

Top Dems, GOP gain access to Trump, Biden classified docs

Senior Democrats and Republicans in Congress granted access to documents retrieved from residences of Trump, Biden, and Pence.

Top Dems, GOP gain access to Trump, Biden classified docs

The future of the US-Israel relationship

As Democrats turn against Israel, Biden’s rebuke of Netanyahu is not a coincidence.A assessment from the USA. Op-ed.

The future of the US-Israel relationship

Have Democrats abandoned working-class Americans?

The truth is, affluent liberals in leafy suburbs view the (white) working class with scorn. And it affects the ballot box.

Have Democrats abandoned working-class Americans?

Rashida Tlaib blasted for false claim of IDF attacking Arabs

Squad member faces onslaught of criticism after alleging video of Palestinian Arabs fighting was IDF targeting Arab teenagers.

Rashida Tlaib blasted for false claim of IDF attacking Arabs

Dems: Trump failed to reported $300,000 in foreign gifts

Oversight Committee Democrats accuse Trump of violating Foreign Gifts Act by failing to report thousands in gifts, including $35,000 dagger.

Dems: Trump failed to reported $300,000 in foreign gifts

Democrats sympathize more with Palestinians than with Israel

More Democrats now sympathize with Palestinian Arabs than with Israelis. Republicans overwhelmingly sympathize more with Israelis.

Democrats sympathize more with Palestinians than with Israel

'Suspend the judicial reform'

More than a dozen Jewish House Democrats send letter to Netanyahu, Herzog and Lapid, urge compromise on judicial reform.

'Suspend the judicial reform'

Sen. Tom Cotton slams Democrats’ attacks against Netanyahu

Arkansas senator denounces Democratic Party's extreme accusations against PM Netanyahu which he shows have been going on for 25 years.

Sen. Tom Cotton slams Democrats’ attacks against Netanyahu

Sen. Dianne Feinstein to retire from Congress

Democrat from California will retire after three decades in the Senate and over 50 years in public office.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein to retire from Congress

ZOA slams Dems for ‘betrayal’ after pro-Ilhan Omar vote

After 211 Dem lawmakers vote in support of Omar keeping committee assignment, Zionist Organization of America expresses outrage.

ZOA slams Dems for ‘betrayal’ after pro-Ilhan Omar vote

Most Democrats don't want Biden to run again

Poll finds just 37% of Democrats say they want Biden to seek a second term.

Most Democrats don't want Biden to run again

'I didn't realize my words were trafficking in antisemitism'

Rep. Ilhan Omar claims she apologized for controversial remarks and owned up to them.

'I didn't realize my words were trafficking in antisemitism'

McCarthy's bid to block Omar from House committee hits snag

Several Republicans say they will not vote for House Speaker's proposal to block Rep. Omar from sitting on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

McCarthy's bid to block Omar from House committee hits snag

'Remove rapporteur who made antisemitic comments'

Group of US lawmakers call for removal of UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese, after antisemitic posts of hers were uncovered.

'Remove rapporteur who made antisemitic comments'

Two years into Presidency, the Far Left controls Biden

Democrats cannot ignore how unpopular their aberrant socio-cultural stances are with most Americans if they want to survive. Op-ed.

Two years into Presidency, the Far Left controls Biden

Doubling down on double standards re US classified documents

Democrats, so-called champions of equity, have discovered that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Much to their dismay. Op-ed

Doubling down on double standards re US classified documents

US bill would sanction financial backers of Hamas

The Hamas International Financing Prevention Act was passed by the previous Congress but later removed by the Senate.

US bill would sanction financial backers of Hamas

McCarthy loses 11th vote for House Speaker

The speakership race is headed to a 12th ballot, tying it for the fifth-longest speaker selection process.

McCarthy loses 11th vote for House Speaker