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Jamaal Bowman's Loss Is a Warning Shot for Israel's Critics

Fellow Squad member Cori Bush should be paying attention

(Newser) - Millions of dollars flowing from a pro-Israel group helped "brainwash" voters in the most expensive House primary in US history, Democratic New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman alleged Tuesday after he became the first member of the progressive Squad to lose reelection . His challenger, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, "...

He May Be the First 'Squad' Member Voted Out
He May Be the First
'Squad' Member Voted Out
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He May Be the First 'Squad' Member Voted Out

House Democrat Jamaal Bowman of New York has alienated his Jewish constituency

(Newser) - Out West, Lauren Boebert's GOP primary contest on Tuesday is the main focus . On the East Coast, the big race is out of New York and among Democrats. Progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman is at real risk at being the first member of the informal group known as "the...

'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...

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:
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Rep. Omar's Remarks Cause Uproar Among Democrats

They accuse her of likening US, Israel to Taliban, Hamas

(Newser) - Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar defended herself Thursday after taking flak from members of her own party over a remark mentioning the US and Israel in the same breath as the Taliban and Hamas. "We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,"...

Pressley: 'This Is My Official Public Revealing'

Congresswoman has lost all her hair from alopecia

(Newser) - Rep. Ayanna Pressley says she isn't going to keep it a secret any longer: She has lost all of her hair due to alopecia. The Democratic congresswoman tells the Root that she first became aware of the condition last fall, when she was getting her hair retwisted. She says...

1/4 of the 'Squad' Is Backing Warren

Ayanna Pressley is behind the Massachusetts senator

(Newser) - "The Squad" isn't united in its pick for president: On Wednesday Rep. Ayanna Pressley endorsed Elizabeth Warren. BuzzFeed reports there had been much speculation over where the "rising star" would direct her support, especially after the rest of the Squad—that would be Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida...

AOC Has Picked Her Candidate: Report

And it's Bernie Sanders

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders said at Tuesday night's Democratic debate that he will be joined by a "special guest" at his "Bernie's Back" rally in Queens on Saturday. Anybody expecting Paul Simon will be disappointed: Sources tell the Washington Post that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will appear at the...

No Chants of 'Send Her Back' at Latest Trump Rally

Ohio crowd stuck to 'Lock her up'

(Newser) - President Trump used a revved-up rally Thursday in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils, attacking four liberal congresswomen and their party's urban leaders, while also training fire on those he could be facing in 2020. But the president mostly avoided...

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 Fans Have New Rallying Cry
Trump Fans Have
New Rallying Cry

Trump Fans Have New Rallying Cry

They shout 'send her back' at a rally in North Carolina

(Newser) - A combative President Donald Trump rallied Republican supporters Wednesday in North Carolina, harshly criticizing four fiery, left-wing congresswoman of being un-American and claiming they are the face of the Democratic Party that will ruin the country, the AP reports. "I think in some cases they hate our country,"...

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