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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
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema spent two weeks as an intern earning "entry level" pay at a California winery. As a California winery intern. A new federal financial disclosure indicates Sinema earned $1,117.40 in wages last year from Three Sticks Winery in Sonoma, California. Sessions' wife, Karen Sessions, also bought up to $15,000 in Coca-Cola stock on April 19. Holding Coca-Cola stock isn't an exclusively Democratic thing.
Persons: Sen, Kyrsten Sinema, Pete Sessions, Lloyd Doggett, Donald Trump, Kyrsten, Sinema, Hannah Hurley, Hurley, Maral Papakhian, Ryan Prichard, Seth Moulton bankrolls, Tucker Carlson, Brandon Straka, Trump, Sessions, Karen Sessions, Regis Duvignau, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Doggett, Kate Stotesbery, Stotesbery, Cynthia Lummis, John Minchillo, Kathy Manning's, Randall Kaplan, Melvin, Manning, Bill Hagerty, Hagerty, John Kennedy, Brian Schatz, Paul, Organizations: Big Tech, Service, Republican, Tech, Rep, Texas Republican, Microsoft, Fox News, Twitter, Capitol, Reuters, Coke Rep, Texas Democrat, Cola Company, Coca, Wyoming Republican, York, York City GameStop, GameStop, Democratic, Wall, Tennessee Republican, Natera, Louisiana Republican, Hawaii Democrat Locations: California, Arizona, Sonoma , California, Sinema, Texas, Georgia, Wyoming, York City, North Carolina, Tennessee, Natera Inc, Louisiana, Hawaii
10 Things in Politics: Inside the Biden-era FBI
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( Brent D. Griffiths | ) + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. A NEW ERA AT THE FBI: FBI Director Chris Wray barely survived the Trump era. The Trump national security official Kash Patel would have been the new FBI deputy director. Attorney General Merrick Garland is very different from Barr: Barr was known as "the Buffalo" for his hard-charging ways. While Wray is seen as very different from his more famous predecessors: "He's not an icon like Mueller or Comey," a former top FBI official told Insider, referring to Robert Mueller and Jim Comey.
Persons: Joe Biden, Christopher Wray, Tom Williams, Chris Wray, Trump, Bill Barr, Donald Trump, Wray, Here's, Barr, Bill Evanina, Kash Patel, General Merrick Garland, Garland, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Jim Comey, Jamie Gorelick, Read, Jim Clyburn, SAUL LOEB, Clyburn, Kevin McCarthy, Liz Cheney's, Elise Stefanik, Cheney, McCarthy, Pete Sessions, Kathy Manning's, Randall Kaplan, Melvin, Sen, Kyrsten, Fauci, Dr, Anthony Fauci, Medina Spirit, Bob Baffert, Baffert, Churchill Downs Organizations: FBI, Getty, Department of Justice, Trump, Justice Department, White House, Colonial Pipeline, US, Politico, Colonial, New York, Yorkers, Republican, Fox News, Texas Republican, Big Tech, Democratic, GameStop, Democrat, Republicans, GOP, Press, Triple Crown, Kentucky Derby, Medina, of Fame, Derby, Western Union Locations: Clinton, US East Coast, New York City, City, Hart, Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Boulder , Colorado, Medina, Baltimore
Rep. Lucy McBath introduced a bill to strengthen accountability for for-profit to nonprofit college conversions. canceled $1 billion in student debt for defrauded borrowers. Last month, President Joe Biden's Education Department canceled $1 billion in student debt for borrowers defrauded by for-profit schools. And on Wednesday, House Democrats introduced a bill to further strengthen protections for those students by monitoring status changes from for-profit to nonprofit institutions. In my own district, we saw first-hand what happens when an institution of higher education attempts to evade accountability," McBath said in a statement.
Persons: Lucy McBath, McBath, Joe Biden's, Lucy McBath of, Sara Jacobs of, Kathy Manning of, Bobby Scott, Scott, Betsy Mayotte Organizations: Joe Biden's Education Department, House Democrats, Rep, Profit, Education Department, Office, Argosy University, Department, Education, Labor, Internal Revenue Service, Institute of Student Loan Advisors Locations: Lucy McBath of Georgia, Sara Jacobs of California, Kathy Manning of North Carolina, Mayotte
Democrats are projected to lose House seats but keep their majority
  + stars: | 2020-11-05 | by ( Jacob Pramuk | ) + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
NBC estimates Democrats will hold 226 House seats, while Republicans will have 209. The GOP will defeat at least seven House Democrats, including six first-term representatives. Entering Election Day, forecasters projected Democrats would gain House seats and challenge for the Senate majority. In a letter to House Democrats on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi projected confidence in Biden winning the presidential election. She said that the Democratic House and White House would "have the opportunity to deliver extraordinary progress" on issues including health care, infrastructure and clean government.
Persons: Nancy Pelosi, Justin Amash, Nancy Mace, Joe Cunningham, Stephanie Bice, Kendra Horn, Republican Michelle Fischbach, Collin Peterson, Yvette Herrell, Xochitl Torres, Republican Ashley Hinson, Abby Finkenauer, Maria Elvira Salazar, Donna Shalala, Republican Peter Meijer, Hillary Scholten, Republican Carlos Gimenez, Debbie Mucarsel, Powell, Deborah Ross, Kathy Manning, Joe Biden, Kyle Kondik, Donald Trump, Kondik, Biden, Pelosi, Trump, Cook, Lizzie Fletcher, Colin Allred, Lucy McBath, Elissa Slotkin, Haley Stevens of, Josh Harder, Kim Schrier, Jared Golden of, Andy Kim, Tom Malinowski Organizations: Democratic Congressional, Washington , D.C, NBC, Republicans, GOP, U.S, NBC News, Democratic, Republican, Democrats, North Carolina's, Senate, House Democrats, Trump, House, Democratic House, White, Florida House Democrats Locations: California, Washington ,, South Carolina's, Oklahoma's 5th, Minnesota's 7th District, Mexico's, Iowa's, Florida's 27th, Florida's 26th District, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, Trump, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Haley Stevens of Michigan, Washington, Jared Golden of Maine, New Jersey
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