The Latest: Candidates push for new Democratic leadership
The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern):
Democratic presidential candidates are making it clear that there are new voices competing for voters'...
Multiple 2020 Democrats say they won’t attend AIPAC summit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Multiple Democratic presidential candidates said Thursday that they won't attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference in Washington next...
Rep. Ilhan Omar criticized again for alleged anti-Semitism
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar came under a fresh round of criticism Friday for remarks about Israel that critics decried as anti-Semitic.
Trump: Congresswoman Omar’s apology for Israel remark ‘lame’
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar's apology for suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so was "lame" and that she should resign.
In a pair of tweets over the weekend, the Minnesota Democrat, who is one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. "It's all about the Benjamins baby," she wrote, using slang for $100 bills.
The Latest: Trump: Rep. Omar should be ashamed of comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's tweets on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (all times local):
President Donald Trump says freshman Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar "should be ashamed of herself" over tweets suggesting that a powerful pro-Israel interest group paid members of Congress to support Israel.
House, Senate Dems Denounce Anti-Semitism in US
McConnell criticizes Iran nuke deal as ‘windfall’ for Tehran
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal.
The measures, unveiled ahead of the opening of the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, seek to build consensus among Republicans and Democrats who are so often bitterly at odds on domestic issues.
At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week's annual gathering for the "unbreakable" alliance. Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government's top priorities.