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Kevin McCarthy is perpetuating the GOP's smear campaign against Ilhan Omar. McCarthy is urging Pelosi to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. McCarthy urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to strip Omar from the committee based on what he described as "anti-Semitic" and "anti-American" language from the Minnesota lawmaker. "The islamophobic tropes in this statement are offensive," Omar tweeted in response to a statement from 12 fellow House Democrats that condemned her recent remarks. In a separate statement, Omar said she was "in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems."
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WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar will be the target of dueling resolutions expected to be filed this week admonishing them for remarks that critics said were antisemitic or inappropriate. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., is expected to unveil a resolution Wednesday that would censure Greene, of Georgia, for remarks last month comparing House mask rules to the Holocaust. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., is leading an effort to craft resolution to censure Omar. In 2019, the House voted to condemn antisemitism in response to statements made by Omar, but the resolution did not name her. And Tlaib said Republicans had mischaracterized remarks she made about Israel and the Holocaust.
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Police union PACs have spent $510,000 on text messages attacking The Squad, Axios reported Sunday. Two political action committees affiliated with a national police union have spent $510,000 on text messages that attack The Squad, Axios reported Sunday. The PACs, Law Enforcement for a Safer America PAC and Honoring American Law Enforcement PAC, have spent $127,500 on each member of The Squad, records reviewed by Axios showed. The specific content of the text messages was not clear. Squad members split on a recent vote in Congress to expand funding for Capitol police in the wake of the insurrection.
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Sen. John Boozman cashed out of Johnson & Johnson, among other stocks. Rep. Scott Franklin, a Republican of Florida, just made some of the biggest stock moves of 2021 — at least among members of Congress. Johnson & Johnson has also experienced vaccine production issues. Meanwhile, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito's husband, Charlie Capito, sold up to $15,000 worth of shares in Wells Fargo on May 10. Energy stocks are hotRep. Mark Green, a Republican from Tennessee, made two stock purchases in motor fuel distributor CrossAmerica Partners.
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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'.
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Ilhan Omar’s Comments on Israel Reopen Democratic Party’s Divisions
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Eliza Collins | ) sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) moved to quell an intraparty fight by softening comments she had made earlier in the week that appeared to equate actions by the U.S. and Israel with those of terrorist organizations. The controversy over the tweet and Democratic colleagues’ reactions highlighted the divisions in the party over Middle East policy, which deepened during the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas. During the conflict, progressive Democrats in both the House and Senate briefly attempted to stop a $735 million weapons sale to Israel. In response to the tweet, some Democrats accused her of giving cover to terrorists.
Persons: Ilhan Omar, Omar, Israel, , Antony Blinken Organizations: WASHINGTON — Rep, U.S, Senate Locations: Minn, Israel, U.S, Afghanistan
Rep. Ilhan Omar called out a group of fellow Democrats for taking her comments out of context. 12 of Omar's House colleagues accused her of equating the US and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban. Rep. Ilhan Omar called a group of her Democratic colleagues "shameful" for taking her comments on war crime investigations out of context and said they invoke "Islamophobic tropes" on top of "constant harassment and silencing." I haven't seen evidence in either cases that domestic courts both can and will prosecute alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. "Citing an open case against Israel, US, Hamas & Taliban in the ICC isn't comparison or from 'deeply seated prejudice,' Omar said in a follow-up tweet.
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AOC slammed fellow Democrats for misconstruing Ilhan Omar's comments about war crimes inquiries. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York on Thursday blasted fellow Democrats for distorting comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota regarding potential war crimes committed by the US, Israel, Hamas, and the Taliban. Other Democrats, including Reps. Cori Bush, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Betty McCollum, also defended Omar against the mischaracterization and criticism of her remarks on investigations into war crimes. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) June 7, 2021In a tweets responding to the statement from the group of Democrats, Omar said, "It's shameful for colleagues who call me when they need my support to now put out a statement asking for 'clarification' and not just call. At the time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a rare rebuke of AIPAC, telling reporters, "I don't agree with Congresswoman Omar's comments, but it's very disappointing to see deeply cynical and inflammatory ads twisting her word."
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There is little room for defections among House Democrats. Multiple progressive Democrats have urged Biden to abandon efforts to get Republicans on board with an infrastructure deal. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has said he would prefer bipartisan infrastructure legislation. His opposition alone could sink the effort, unless Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer can reel in some Republicans. "This is not the time for half-spending or half-measures," said Democratic Senator Ed Markey.
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Steve Bannon has a new MAGA megaphone, and Republicans eager to shine in a party still tethered to former President Donald Trump know it. With Fox News losing favor among Trump’s most diehard fans, "War Room" appears to be gaining steam as a safe space for the far right. Nevertheless, Bannon has had little trouble booking guests, from MAGA celebrities such as the MyPillow creator to veteran lawmakers and candidates. As multiple candidates in Ohio's GOP Senate primary seek to tie themselves closely to the former president, Bannon has welcomed former state party leader Jane Timken and former state treasurer Josh Mandel. "'War Room' is the tip of the spear of the MAGA movement," Greitens said in a statement provided by his campaign.
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The CDC eviction moratorium may be overturned soon, leaving millions of Americans owing $40 billion. Two weeks ago, a federal court in Washington, DC ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstepped its authority in issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium and threw it out. Still, the ruling has caused chaos across the country, as tenants grapple with the possibility of being evicted during the pandemic. Eviction convictionPrior to the pandemic, evictions were already an epidemic in the United States — around 900,000 evictions take place in an average year, which is around four evictions per minute — and not everyone is affected equally. A study published in December found that 11,000 COVID-19 deaths and 433,700 infections could have been prevented had states that lifted their eviction moratoriums kept them in place.
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Rep. lhan Omar decried the recent spike in attacks on Jews in the US and abroad. Omar also warned against equating criticism of the Israeli government with antisemitism. Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota on Wednesday denounced a recent spike in attacks on Jews in the US and abroad while warning against treating "legitimate criticism" of the Israeli government as synonymous with antisemitism. The Minnesota Democrat went on to say, "And it also means we cannot equate legitimate criticism of the Israeli government, its policy, and its military occupation with antisemitism. In a tweet amid the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas, for example, Omar said, "Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism.
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While such resolutions from the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions or BDS movement are largely symbolic, UC Santa Barbara is the only school in the University of California system which has never passed one. A member of the Students for Justice in Palestine, the UC Santa Barbara senior supports the resolution as a way to condemn Israel, even as last week's ceasefire continues to hold. Zachary Federman, a student at Brown University, said many Jewish students believed they were taught a "sugar coated" version of Israel in their youth. Rabbi Evan Goodman, executive director of Santa Barbara Hillel, worries the resolution could nevertheless inflame tensions on campus. Toubian says Jewish students are feeling scared and isolated, with some removing their yarmulke and other symbols of their faith.
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Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesThese days, it can feel like are very few issues Democrats and Republicans agree on. That is, of course, unless someone's proposing a bill aimed at challenging Beijing's growing global influence. China supplied 80% of the rare earths imported by the United States between 2016 and 2019, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That's likely a leading reason why the Senate bill also includes $52 billion in incentives for semiconductor companies to build new factories in the U.S., a priority backed by Sens. "We don't have a lot of new foundries where you can call in and order, and they can supply anyone."
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A lifelong Rome Republican"Her lack of seriousness, her tone, her approach — it's not a very good representation of our community," one longtime Rome Republican said. The Capitoline Wolf, an Italian statue from the founding of Rome, Italy, has been a flashpoint in Rome, Georgia, at times in the past due to its depiction of genitalia and teats. "There was pressure from the local Republican Party to come behind her," one longtime local GOP member said. (Luke Martin, the chair of the Floyd County GOP, did not return Insider messages seeking comment). Ninety percent of the money came from outside her Georgia district.
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But they don’t indicate that Israel used force in a way that was amoral, unlawful or wrong. The concept of “proportionality” in international humanitarian law is not a simplistic synonym for parity, and does not refer to each side inflicting equal levels of force or damage. Hamas, the Islamist terrorist organization that took over the Gaza Strip from the more secular Palestinian Authority by force in 2007, regularly commits numerous violations of international law. Even if the truth lies somewhere in the middle, Israel’s military response has been remarkably careful and restricted, and by humanitarian law, completely proportionate to the threat it faces. Unfortunately, even if this cease-fire holds, it is all but inevitable that another escalation will soon erupt, bringing fresh accusations of disproportionality along with it.
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The pro-Israeli lobby AIPAC ran an ad falsely linking Rep. Ilhan Omar to Hamas. Facebook refused to remove an attack ad falsely linking Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to Hamas, even after her aides said that similar claims had resulted in death threats to the lawmaker in the past. "When Israel targets Hamas, Rep. Omar calls it an act of terrorism," the caption said. Facebook told Omar's office, and later confirmed to The Post, that it would not remove the ad because it does not violate its policies. The refusal of Facebook to remove the ad is likely to fuel more criticism of the platform for failing to do more to remove hate speech and misinformation.
Persons: Ilhan Omar, Omar, Facebook, Pramila Jayapal, David Cicilline, Donald Trump Organizations: AIPAC, Facebook, Democratic, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Israel, Hamas, Israeli Defense Forces, Washington Post Locations: Minnesota, Gaza, Israel
Many Democrats celebrated the news of an Israel-Hamas cease-fire. Other Democrats echoed these concerns, urging the Biden administration to do more to address the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the economically devastating blockade on Gaza. Biden after the cease-fire announcement pledged to help with the reconstruction process in Gaza, and to provide "rapid humanitarian assistance." Lawmakers like Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week also moved to block a $735 million arms sale to Israel approved by the Biden administration. Biden is rapidly discovering that the old ways of approaching US-Israeli relations just aren't cutting it for a lot of Democrats.
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WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly passed a $1.9 billion emergency spending measure that would boost security for the U.S. Capitol complex and to government agencies that responded to the Jan. 6 attack on the building. The bill passed the House 213 to 212, with three Democrats voting "present" and three opposing the bill. The three Democrats who voted against the bill were Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Cori Bush of Missouri and and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. The bill would also reimburse various agencies and government officers for costs associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. This comes a day after the House passed legislation that would establish a bipartisan independent 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack.
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House Passes Bill Funding Security Enhancements at Capitol by One Vote
  + stars: | 2021-05-20 | by ( Lindsay Wise | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The Democratic defectors said they were upset that the bill gave money to Capitol Police without adequately addressing the department’s failures and lack of preparedness on Jan. 6. “I have not been convinced of the importance of the money,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) told reporters. She voted “no,” joined by Reps. Cori Bush (D., Mo.) Reps. Jamaal Bowman (D., N.Y.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) voted present. A Democratic aide said the group gave party leadership only two-hours notice of their plans, causing some tense moments for vote counters on the floor as the approval margin narrowed.
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The House on Thursday barely passed a $1.9 billion bill to bolster Capitol security after six progressive Democrats refused to support the legislation. The legislation passed with 213 Democrats in support and 209 Republicans against it. The bill would pay for expenses related to the January 6 Capitol riot and boost security at the building. Three Democrats — Reps. Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar — voted against the legislation, while three other progressives — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Bowman, and Rashida Tlaib — voted "present." Bowman expressed concerns about boosting funding for the Capitol police, but told reporters that he voted present in order to ensure funding is sent to Capitol custodial staff.
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Pelosi and Hoyer defended Omar against an ad attacking her over criticism of Israel. "It's very disappointing to see deeply cynical and inflammatory ads twisting her words," Pelosi said. Top Democratic leaders in Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Wednesday criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) over an ad associating Rep. Ilhan Omar with Hamas. "I don't agree with Congresswoman Omar's comments, but it's very disappointing to see deeply cynical and inflammatory ads twisting her words," Pelosi said in comments to reporters. Distorting Omar's words while superimposing her image over Hamas rocket fire, the AIPAC ad said, "When Israel targets Hamas, Rep. Omar calls it an act of terrorism."
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The CDC eviction moratorium may be overturned soon, leaving millions of Americans owing $40 billion. Two weeks ago, a federal court in Washington, DC ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstepped its authority in issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium and threw it out. Still, the ruling has caused chaos across the country, as tenants grapple with the possibility of being evicted during the pandemic. Eviction convictionPrior to the pandemic, evictions were already an epidemic in the United States — around 900,000 evictions take place in an average year, which is around four evictions per minute — and not everyone is affected equally. A study published in December found that 11,000 COVID-19 deaths and 433,700 infections could have been prevented had states that lifted their eviction moratoriums kept them in place.
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The White House approved $735 million worth of precision weapons to Israel and told Congress on May 5. President Joe Biden's administration is readying a $735 million sale of precision-guided weapons sale to Israel, a move that was prepared a week before the country became embroiled in deadly conflict with Gaza, multiple reports said. The proposed weapons sale is largely of kits that convert unguided rockets into precision missiles, according to The Post. "We're lucky to catch this weapons sale," an unnamed Democratic aide told The Post. The resistance comes amid a broader questioning of the Biden administration's stance toward the Israel-Gaza conflict.
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Critics say Biden's approach undermines his pledge to prioritize human rights. How can they credibly claim to stand for human rights?" "U.S. credibility depends on an even-handed application of human rights rules and international law for everyone, allies and enemies alike," Charbonneau said. Human rights groups are also raising concerns about Biden's uncritical approach, particularly due to the fact the US gives Israel roughly $3.8 billion in military aid per year. "We should be standing unequivocally and consistently on the side of human rights," Omar said.
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