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House Readies Vote, as Trump Denies Racism

'I don't have a Racist bone in my body!' he writes

(Newser) - The controversy over President Trump's tweeted criticism of four progressive lawmakers was poised to ratchet up even more Tuesday as the House prepared to vote on a resolution condemning his words as racist. Before the vote, however, Trump shot back against that accusation. Details and developments:
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Pelosi Says a Resolution Condemning Trump Is Coming

While Trump says, 'Many people agree with me'

(Newser) - Democrats and several right-wing commentators were quick to denounce President Trump's Sunday tweet that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested [countries] from which they came." Now Republican lawmakers are starting to offer their own take. In a... More »

Trump Posts 2 More Tweets on 'Unpopular Congresswomen'

The president didn't start his week by backing down

(Newser) - President Trump started his Monday by essentially doubling down on a Sunday tweet that has been the target of widespread condemnation. After his remark that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested [countries] from which they came" was blasted by... More »

Trump's 'Go Back' Tweet Called 'Worst Error of Presidency'

Few conservatives are defending him

(Newser) - With a tweet widely denounced as racist, President Trump has apparently managed to do what Nancy Pelosi was struggling to accomplish—unite the squabbling Democratic caucus. Pelosi and other Democratic lawmakers were among those slamming Trump for his remark that four progressive Democratic congresswomen should "go back and help... More »

New Friction Emerges Between Pelosi, AOC

House speaker is tired of tweets from progressive Democrats

(Newser) - "You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, chiding members who've been airing frustrations over Twitter. "Do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just... More »

Meghan McCain's Husband 'Rage Tweets' at Seth Meyers

Ben Domenech has since apologized

(Newser) - Meghan McCain had a slightly testy exchange about Rep. Ilhan Omar with Seth Meyers on Late Night Tuesday—and her husband took extreme umbrage. In a now-deleted series of tweets, conservative commentator Ben Domenech called Meyers an "untalented piece of s--- who only has his job because he regularly... More »

Trump: Omar's 'Got a Way About Her That's Very, Very Bad'

He says he has no second thoughts about tweeted Omar video

(Newser) - President Trump has no qualms about the video he tweeted on Friday that spliced comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar about 9/11 and Islamophobia with footage of the terror attack. In fact, he has more criticism of her. When speaking with KSTP while in Minneapolis Monday, Trump was directly asked... More »

Pelosi Disses Trump, and He Fires Back

President criticizes 60 Minutes 'puff piece,' escalates criticism of Pelosi's defense of Omar

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night, and she didn't have much good to say about President Trump. Among her lines: "There's nobody in the country who knows better that he should not be president of the United States than Donald Trump," she told Lesley... More »

Pelosi: Trump's Tweet Put Omar in Physical Danger

House speaker orders Capitol Police to conduct a security assessment

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi thinks one of her Democratic congresswomen is in danger because of a tweet by President Trump . The House speaker says she has ordered Capitol Police to conduct a security assessment in regard to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar , reports USA Today . Pelosi also called on Trump to remove "... More »

Trump's 9/11 Tweet Sparks New Partisan Rancor

The tweet mentions Rep. Omar's reference to 9/11

(Newser) - Democrats responded Saturday to President Trump's tweet of a 9/11 video that included an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Washington Post reports. The video shows New York's twin towers burning and includes bits of Omar's comments that have drawn criticism, especially "some people did something"... More »

GOP Snaps at Rep. Omar's 9/11 Remark

'Some people did something'

(Newser) - First she was blasted as being anti-Semitic . Now Rep. Ilhan Omar is accused of being anti-American. So wrote RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel in a tweet Tuesday in response to comments Omar made last month about the 9/11 attacks. McDaniel doesn't stand alone on the right in her criticism. What... More »

After White House Shakeup, All Eyes on Stephen Miller

Influence of immigration hardliner appears to be on the rise again

(Newser) - The exodus of US security officials, including Kirstjen Nielsen and the Secret Service chief , has put renewed attention on White House senior aide Stephen Miller. The 33-year-old is widely seen a big reason President Trump is moving to toughen his immigration and border policies, reports the Hill . In fact, the... More »

Feds Make Arrest After Threat to Muslim Lawmaker

The FBI says Patrick Carlineo Jr called her a 'terrorist'

(Newser) - A western New York man has been charged with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, the AP reports. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Patrick Carlineo Jr. was arrested after placing a threatening call to Omar's office in Washington, DC, last month. Authorities did not say when Carlineo... More »

NYU Students Say Why They Confronted Chelsea Clinton

They accused her of anti-Muslim rhetoric after mosque attacks

(Newser) - An unlikely figure has been caught up in the heated debate over hate speech in the aftermath of the New Zealand mosque shootings : Chelsea Clinton. Two New York University students confronted Clinton at a vigil for victims Friday night and accused her of contributing to anti-Muslim rhetoric that leads to... More »

Fox Host Gets Rebuke Over Hijab Comments

Jeanine Pirro mused whether Rep. Ilhan Omar's headwear may be 'antithetical' to Constitution

(Newser) - Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar has been at the center of controversy over remarks she recently made that some call anti-Semitic, but a Fox News host's comments on Omar have themselves earned what CNN Business calls a "rare rebuke" from the network. On her program Saturday, Jeanine Pirro wondered... More »

House Dems' Closed-Door Meeting Turns Acrimonious

They clashed over an anti-Semitism resolution

(Newser) - House Democrats are deeply divided over their response to comments from a freshman lawmaker seen as anti-Semitic —and Republicans are loving it. At an acrimonious closed-door meeting Wednesday, Democrats argued about rebuking Rep. Ilhan Omar for her remark that Israel's supporters in the US are pushing for "... More »

A New Anti-Semitic Allegation Is Jolting the House

Rep. Ilhan Omar may be rebuked, but she's pushing back against critics

(Newser) - It's easy to name the newest member of Congress making the most headlines: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . But another freshman lawmaker continues to generate controversy of her own, and it's about to intensify this week. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim Somali-American, is again under fire for statements seen as anti-Semitic.... More »

Poster of Muslim Rep Sparks Anger, Injury, and a Resignation

The rage flowed at West Virginia's Capitol

(Newser) - Things got ugly Friday at the West Virginia Capitol over a poster linking a newly elected Muslim congresswoman to 9/11, the Washington Post reports. Displayed as part of "WVGOP Day," the poster shows Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota under an image of the burning Twin Towers along with... More »

Trump Wants Her to Resign. Instead, She Takes a Swing

Rep. Ilhan Omar tweets that Trump has 'trafficked in hate your whole life'

(Newser) - Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar "unequivocally" apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting Jews used money to control politics. "Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes," she said in part. That wasn'... More »

House Dems' Rebuke of One of Their Own Called 'Remarkable'

At issue is Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's 'use of anti-Semitic tropes'

(Newser) - As far as rebukes go, Politico called it "extraordinary"; Vox went with "remarkable." The House Democratic leadership on Monday called on one of their party's own—Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar—to apologize for her "deeply offensive ... use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’... More »

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