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Congressman's Gaza Comments Under Fire

GOP Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan made a comparison to Hiroshima

(Newser) - GOP Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan is taking some heat over comments he made about the Israel-Hamas war during a local town hall meeting. During the forum, Walberg suggested Gaza be handled "like Nagasaki and Hiroshima," though he has since insisted he wasn't advocating the use of...

Big Michigan Question for Biden: the Anti-War Vote
Biden's Biggest Challenger
in Michigan Has No Name
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Biden's Biggest Challenger in Michigan Has No Name

Arab American voters in the state push 'uncommitted' option to protest his support of Israel

(Newser) - President Biden's biggest challenge in Tuesday's primary in Michigan is expected to come from a nameless competitor—"uncommitted." Prominent Arab Americans in the state are urging Democrats to vote that way as a protest over Biden's support for Israel in the ongoing war in Gaza....

Democratic War Critic Urges Message to Biden

Rashida Tlaib calls on constituents to vote 'uncommitted' in Michigan primary over Gaza offensive

(Newser) - A Democratic critic of Israel's offensive in Gaza, and the Biden administration's role in it, wants constituents to send a signal in her state's presidential primary. In a video posted by the Listen to Michigan campaign, Rep. Rashida Tlaib urges Dearborn primary voters to punch "uncommitted"...

Rashida Tlaib Censured by House
House Censures
Rashida Tlaib

House Censures Rashida Tlaib

She says her criticism of Israeli government does not amount to antisemitism

(Newser) - Days after a resolution to censure her was blocked in the House of Representatives, the chamber on Tuesday voted to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The Republican-led resolution passed 234-188, with four Republicans voting against it and 22 Democrats voting for it, CNN reports. Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to...

Congresswoman Takes Flak Over 6-Word Phrase on Israel
6-Word Phrase on Israel
Stokes Controversy
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6-Word Phrase on Israel Stokes Controversy

Rep. Rashida Tlaib invokes 'from the river to the sea,' which some see as an anti-Israeli rallying cry

(Newser) - The lone Palestinian-American in Congress is defending her use of a six-word phrase—"from the river to the sea"—that has become a political flashpoint in the US over the Israel-Hamas war. "From the river to the sea is an aspirational call for freedom, human rights, and...

Santos Survives Vote on Expulsion
to Keep

House Votes to Keep Santos

Republicans help block censure of Tlaib

(Newser) - Rep. George Santos easily survived a vote to expel him from the House on Wednesday night as most Republicans opted to withhold punishment while both his criminal trial and a House Ethics Committee investigation proceed. A resolution to censure Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib over her criticism of Israel also was...

Calls for an Israel Ceasefire Are Growing

178 legal scholars are the latest to call for Israel ceasefire

(Newser) - Even before the horror over the hundreds killed at a Gaza hospital Tuesday, legal scholars in the US were calling on President Biden— who said he was "outraged" at the hospital tragedy—to work toward an immediate ceasefire. Gaza officials say an Israeli airstrike hit the hospital, but Israel...

'The Squad' Gets Security Briefing Amid Increased Threats

Threats against progressive lawmakers are up, sources say

(Newser) - Since the Hamas attack on Israel, threats against some of the most progressive lawmakers have seen a "major uptick," according to the sources who spoke to Politico . Members of the House of Representatives' so-called "Squad" and other left-wing Democrats, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida...

Tlaib Faces Censure Motion Over Remarks on Israel

She says Hamas attack was a 'war crime,' but so is 'collective punishment of Palestinians'

(Newser) - The only Palestinian American in Congress is facing a censure motion over her remarks on the Hamas attack on Israel, but Rep. Rashida Tlaib rejects suggestions that she has sympathies for the extremists. The Democrat, whose Michigan district includes parts of Detroit, tells the Detroit Free Press that she considers...

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...

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