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WASHINGTON — A dozen House Democrats publicly criticized their colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., late Wednesday, accusing her of giving "cover" to terrorist and suggesting her remarks about Hamas and the Taliban reflect a "deep-seated prejudice." “Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided,” the group, led by Rep. Brad Schneider, of Illinois, said in a statement, urging Omar to "clarify" her remarks. Omar responded to her critics by calling their statement "offensive" and defending her initial remarks. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” she wrote on Twitter, echoing her remarks on the video. In a follow-up tweet, Omar defend her initial remarks: “Citing an open case against Israel, US, Hamas & Taliban in the [The International Criminal Court] isn’t comparison or from 'deeply seated prejudice'.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Ilhan Omar, Brad Schneider, Omar, , Antony Blinken, Jake Auchincloss, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Josh Gottheimer, Elaine Luria, Kathy Manning, Jerry Nadler, Dean Phillips, Kim Schrier, Brad Sherman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Organizations: House, Rep, Twitter, Hamas, Taliban Locations: United States, Israel, Illinois, U.S, Afghanistan, US, Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Minnesota, Washington, California
Money spent operating littoral combat ships could instead go to deploying more powerful vessels with vastly greater combat capabilities. The Pentagon wants to decommission four littoral combat ships, on top of two others it has already received permission to take out of service. In other words, money spent operating littoral combat ships could instead go to deploying more powerful vessels with vastly greater combat capability. Littoral ships could still handle tasks that don't require big ships, such as protecting convoys from submarines, neutralizing minefields and tackling low-grade missions against pirates and drug smugglers. That's why the Navy wants to reduce its littoral combat ship inventory: It might mean fewer ships in total but more ships that are useful in a fight.
Persons: Biden, Elaine Luria, There's Organizations: Defense Department, Navy, Pentagon, NBC News, Independence, Defense, Lawmakers Locations: China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Detroit, Pacific, South China
The need for more presence in the Arctic comes as the Navy also refocuses on countering China and Russia. Three US combatant commands — Northern Command, European Command, and Indo-Pacific Command — converge in the Arctic. Same forces, more demandBritish navy frigate HMS Kent; US Navy guided-missile destroyers USS Roosevelt, USS Porter, USS Donald Cook; and supply ship USNS Supply in the Arctic Ocean, May 5, 2020. Luria told Insider. Rather than settle for what it's being given, the US Navy needs to make the case to Congress for what it needs to meet those threats, Luria told Insider.
Persons: Elaine Luria, Lloyd Austin, Glen VanHerck, Tod Wolters —, Wolters, Luria, Roosevelt, USS Porter, Donald Cook, LPhot Dan Rosenbaum, Harry S, Truman, Heather Conley, — Conley, Conley, I've, John F, Kennedy, It's Organizations: Navy, Rep, House Armed Services Committee, Command, European Command, Pacific Command, Northern Command, Armed, Committee, Virginia Beach Democrat, Air Force, USNS, Royal Navy, Unified Command, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Pentagon, Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding, US, Pacific, Combat, Ford, US Navy Locations: China, Russia, British, Kent, Europe, Eurasia, South China, Afghanistan, Iran, Newport News , Virginia
Inside the Capitol for Impeachment: National Guard in Every Corner
  + stars: | 2021-01-13 | by ( Emily Cochrane | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON — They slept on the marble floors, lined up for coffee in the 24-hour snack bar and marveled at the marble likenesses of the nation’s founders in the Rotunda and Statuary Hall. They snapped photos with their phones, ate pizza and sometimes played cards, their M4 carbines at their sides. Throngs of armed, camouflage fatigue-clad members of the National Guard ringed the Capitol and lined its halls on Wednesday, weapons, helmets and backpacks stacked seemingly in every corner of the complex. The heavily militarized presence provided a jarring and sobering backdrop to the House chamber as a majority of lawmakers moved to impeach a sitting American president for inciting an insurrection on the nation’s Capitol. It evoked reminders of the rioters who just one week earlier had stormed the complex as its terrified occupants took shelter inside the barricaded House chamber and secure locations across the Capitol — and the recriminations that remained before President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration.
Persons: Joseph R, Biden, , Elaine Luria, Organizations: WASHINGTON, National Guard, Capitol, Navy Locations: Virginia
ET Live Updates: Inside the Capitol Republicans Object to Biden’s Win; Outside, Protesters Breach Barricades The House and Senate began a lengthy debate over President-elect Joe Biden’s victory as Republicans lodged their first objection to accepting the election results. Credit Credit... Erin Schaff/The New York TimesChaos in Washington as protesters breach barricades at the Capitol while Republicans object to accepting Biden’s victory. Republicans were also eyeing Georgia and Pennsylvania, battleground states Mr. Biden won, for likely objections. The rally began on an off-note when Mr. Trump started talking but his microphone wasn’t working. “Mike Pence has to agree to send it back,” Mr. Trump told the crowd, prompting chants.
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The Virginia Beach Police Department has issued an apology after an officer mistook a Black man for a credit card thief and publicly handcuffed him with his family watching at a crowded mall. Police detain a Black man at a Virginia mall as he and his family were eating. We just came with our family, we don’t even have a black truck,” Mackey’s fiancée said. “How does a law-abiding citizen, a family man, husband, father, and small business owner get handcuffed for something he didn’t do? “I just want to publicly thank everyone for the calls texts inboxes and sharing of our video from Saturday at the mall.
Persons: Jamar Mackey, Mackey, WVEC, Paul Neudigate, ” Neudigate, , VBPD, Neudigate, Mackey’s fiancée, fiancée, , Aaron Rouse, Jamar, Elaine Luria, Virginia, , Markee Smith, ” Mackey Organizations: Virginia Beach Police Department, Facebook, Police, NBC, Twitter, Virginia Beach’s, Virginia Beach NAACP, Virginia Beach, NAACP Locations: Virginia Beach, Virginia, Lynnhaven
At a House hearing a little more than a year ago, Rep. Elaine Luria criticized the Navy's newest, most expensive aircraft carrier to date, calling it a "nuclear powered floating barge that's not deployable." Aviation ordnancemen aboard USS Gerald R. Ford bring inert training bombs up to the flight deck, May 30, 2020. Each of Ford's elevators is different and runs on a redesigned electromagnetic system, an upgrade from the pulley-based elevators on the Nimitz class, Downey said. It joined the fleet in 2017, eight years after the final Nimitz-class carrier, USS George H.W. The aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy is launched into the James River on February 28, 2020.
Persons: Gerald R, Ford, Elaine Luria, Richard V, Spencer, Donald Trump, Gary A Prill Ford, readying Ford, Ford's, J.J, Yank, Cummings, Seaman Riley McDowell Capt, Joshua, Flipper, Sager, We're, James Downey, RJ, Downey, MCS2 Ryan Seelbach, would've, Luria, George H.W, George H.W . Bush, John F, Kennedy, James, Ashley Cowan, Duane Bourne, Bourne, Doris Miller Organizations: Navy, Ford, Nimitz, US Navy, COVID, Carrier Air, Naval Sea Systems Command, Aviation, Democrat, Huntington Ignalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, USNI, Huntington Ingalls Industries Locations: Norfolk, Virginia, George H.W ., Pearl
"The enthusiasm that seems to be animating Democrats nationally is evident in this 2nd District race," said Wason Center research director Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo. The Wason Center found in the same poll that 2nd District voters prefer Democrat Joe Biden over Trump by 9 points. But Virginia voters in Delmarva have undergone a change since 2016, Stone explained, as military-heavy districts across Virginia began to doubt Trump's respect for the Pentagon's top brass. Surf and turfConsistent with trends seen across the country, 2nd District voters say the economy is the most pressing issue driving their choice at the ballot box this year, according to the Wason Center. Nearly a quarter (24%) of district voters say the economy is their No.
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