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McCarthy Blocks Palestinian Event at Capitol

He accuses Tlaib of pushing 'antisemitic tropes about Israel'

(Newser) - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, accusing Rep. Rashida Tlaib of antisemitism, tried to block an event the Democrat had planned to sponsor at the Capitol to mark the 75th anniversary of what Arabs call the Nakba, or "the catastrophe"—the displacement or forced removal of Palestinians when the state...

Rashida Tlaib Calls Out Dems in Response to Biden's SOTU

'Corporate backed Democratic obstructionists' helped Republicans block Biden agenda

(Newser) - Rashida Tlaib's controversial progressive response to President Biden's State of the Union address did indeed call out members of her own party: "No one fought harder for President Biden's agenda than progressives," the Democratic congresswoman and member of the so-called "Squad" said, per Fox...

Democrats Fuming Over Tlaib's State of the Union Plan

'Squad' member will give a progressive response to Biden's speech

(Newser) - Update: This story has been updated with new developments. President Biden delivers his first State of the Union Address in prime time Tuesday night, with no shortage of big-ticket items to discuss. What to know ahead of the speech, which is scheduled to begin at 9pm Eastern:
  • President will say

Twitter Catches Flak Over Its Response to Trump's Illness

Other users wonder why Twitter didn't do anything about tweets threatening them

(Newser) - Word that Twitter won't allow any tweets expressing hope that harm comes to someone has users wondering why action wasn't taken until President Trump fell ill. Twitter cited a rule that it said has been in place since April against abusive behavior in saying last week that tweets...

It Was a Big Primary Night, and a Good One for the GOP

Kris Kobach lost the Republican primary in Kansas

(Newser) - FiveThirtyEight dubbed it "Super Tuesday III." Yesterday marked the last major primary day of the election year, with voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington casting a ballot. And the results have Republicans largely breathing a sigh of relief. Major takeaways.
  • How Steven Shepard at Politico

Trump Has Harsh Words for Jews Who Vote Democrat
Trump Unloads on Jews
Who Vote Democrat

Trump Unloads on Jews Who Vote Democrat

The president says it might be a case of 'disloyalty'

(Newser) - Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president...

Trump: 'I Don't Buy' Tears of Rep. Tlaib

President responds to her critical news conference by calling her an anti-Semite

(Newser) - On Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib became emotional when criticizing Israel's decision to block her official visit to the country. On Tuesday, President Trump said he doubted her sincerity during that news conference. "Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears," he tweeted . "I have watched...

Rep. Tlaib: Maybe People Should Boycott Bill Maher

She fires back after HBO host calls anti-Israeli boycott movement a bogus 'purity test'

(Newser) - Bill Maher has weighed in on the controversy over Israel's decision to bar two congresswomen from visiting that nation—and he's not on the side of the two congresswomen. In the latest episode of his HBO show, Maher called the boycott of Israel supported by Reps. Ilhan Omar...

Tlaib: I Won't Accept Israel's Conditions for Trip

Lawmaker will not visit West Bank to see her grandmother

(Newser) - Rep. Rashida Tlaib will not travel to the West Bank to visit her grandmother after all. After Israel said it would allow the Michigan congressman to enter the country to visit her 90-year-old grandmother—on the condition she not promote a boycott of Israel—Tlaib rejected the offer. "Silencing...

After Trump Pressure, Israel Cancels Lawmakers' Visit
After Trump Pressure, Israel
Cancels Lawmakers' Visit
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After Trump Pressure, Israel Cancels Lawmakers' Visit

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, critics of Israel, planned to visit the country

(Newser) - Last week, 41 Democratic members of Congress visited Israel, and 31 Republicans are currently there now, reports the Jerusalem Post . Such routine visits don't generate much attention. By contrast, the proposed visit of two more members of Congress very much surfaced as a source of international headlines—because those...

GOP Group Sorry for 'Jihad Squad' Post

'Political jihad is their game,' Illinois group said of Democratic lawmakers

(Newser) - An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Trump and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad." The post appeared Friday night on the Republican County Chairman's Association...

Trump: 'I Don't Have a Racist Bone in My Body!'
House Readies Vote, as
Trump Denies Racism
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House Readies Vote, as Trump Denies Racism

'I don't have a Racist bone in my body!' he writes

(Newser) - The controversy over President Trump's tweeted criticism of four progressive lawmakers was poised to ratchet up even more Tuesday as the House prepared to vote on a resolution condemning his words as racist. Before the vote, however, Trump shot back against that accusation. Details and developments:
  • The resolution: NPR

Trump Not at All Worried About Aftermath of His Tweet
Pelosi Says a Resolution
Condemning Trump Is Coming
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Pelosi Says a Resolution Condemning Trump Is Coming

While Trump says, 'Many people agree with me'

(Newser) - Democrats and several right-wing commentators were quick to denounce President Trump's Sunday tweet that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested [countries] from which they came." Now Republican lawmakers are starting to offer their own take. In a...

Trump Posts 2 More Tweets on 'Unpopular Congresswomen'

The president didn't start his week by backing down

(Newser) - President Trump started his Monday by essentially doubling down on a Sunday tweet that has been the target of widespread condemnation. After his remark that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested [countries] from which they came" was blasted by...

Republicans Slam Rep. Tlaib for Holocaust Remarks

She accuses them of twisting her words

(Newser) - The first Palestinian-American woman in Congress is taking flak for remarks she made about Israel and the Holocaust in a podcast over the weekend. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, discussing her position on a one-state Israeli-Palestinian solution, told the Skullduggery podcast that "there’s a kind of a calming feeling, I...

Ocasio-Cortez Tasked With Investigating Trump

She's one of 3 newcomers named to House Oversight Committee

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has joined her second House committee—and it's the primary investigative body that will soon hear testimony from President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday announced the 29-year-old congresswoman from New York as one of four new Democratic members, but she'...

Rep. Sorry for 'Distraction' Caused by Trump Vulgarity

But Rashida Tlaib says she's not sorry about being upset

(Newser) - Rep. Rashida Tlaib is sorry—not for referring to President Trump as a "motherf--ker," nor for calling for his impeachment, but for causing a "distraction" when there were more pressing issues to focus on, especially the government shutdown. The newly sworn-in Michigan Democrat said Tuesday that she...

New Rep. Who Called Trump a Vulgarity Digs Her Heels In

Rep. Rashida Tlaib doesn't back down

(Newser) - Rep. Rashida Tlaib's second day on the job ended up being ... interesting. That's thanks to a widely reported comment she made at a Thursday night event: "We're gonna impeach the motherf---er," the obscenity being a reference to the president. On Friday, the Michigan Democrat was...

New Rep. Issues Vulgar Call for Trump Impeachment

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib didn't hold back

(Newser) - Some Democrats have adopted a cautious tone when discussing the possible impeachment of President Trump. And then there's Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The new congresswoman called for Trump's impeachment in a Detroit Free Press op-ed Thursday, and did so again using very different language that night, ABC News...

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