With Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, J Street PAC new endorses more than half of incumbent Dems

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The political action committee affiliated with J Street added Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to its list of endorsed senators, with the result that over half of the Senate’s Democratic caucus now has the endorsement of the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group. In its decade of existence,…

This week: Congress faces what could be biggest news week of 2018

Congress is set return to Washington to face what might be the busiest news week of 2018. Much of the action will take place off of the House and Senate chamber floors, where lawmakers are expected to be grilled by reporters about the fallout from the Group of Seven (G-7) meeting, while keeping a wary eye on President…

Six takeaways from 2018’s Super Tuesday

Voters in seven states cast their ballots Tuesday in what amounts to the most significant primary election of the 2018 season, a Super Tuesday for partisans battling for control of Congress. In critical races across the country, Democrats had a good night. But so too did Republicans, who avoided a disaster that could have cost them several seats in…

Al-Monitor: Jilted Democrats fume over Trump-Netanyahu lovefest

The Israeli government has been lapping it up, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praising the Donald Trump adminitrations’s “unvarnished” and “straightforward” envoy. But Democrats and left-leaning American Jews are warning that the lovefest between the Israeli and US right is further damaging the already strained bipartisan consensus in support of Israel, with potential costs to…