Washington Post: Va. Republicans move to dump controversial leader over anti-Semitic online post

For several years, Fredy Burgos has been a controversial but tolerated figure within Virginia’s Republican Party — a verbal bomb thrower whose attacks against Muslims, immigrants and others have turned off moderates while reflecting a new brand of conservatism in the era of Donald Trump. But in the wake of a wave of Democratic victories…

JTA: Chuck Schumer: Orthodox Jews should do more to call out Trump for failing to condemn neo-Nazis

An otherwise congenial meeting between Jewish organizational officials and Democratic senators included a moment when Sen. Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, said Orthodox Jews should do more to call out President Donald Trump for failing to confront hate in the United States. Schumer, D-N.Y., described what he depicted as a tepid reaction to Trump’s equivocation…

Chicago Sun-Times: Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in Illinois race for Congress

Arthur Jones — an outspoken Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite and white supremacist — is poised to become the Republican nominee for an Illinois congressional seat representing parts of Chicago and nearby suburbs. “Well first of all, I’m running for Congress not the chancellor of Germany. All right. To me the Holocaust is what I said…

JDCA calls on RJC to end Paul Nehlen silence

The Jewish Democratic Council of America calls on the Republican Jewish Coalition to condemn GOP Congressional candidate Paul Nehlen, and end their baffling silence. Paul Nehlen is a neo-Nazi—plain and simple. In the course of his campaign for House Speaker Paul Ryan’s seat in US Congress, he has retweeted and followed prominent neo-Nazis. He’s made…