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Trump Unloads on Jews Who Vote Democrat

The president says it might be a case of 'disloyalty'

(Newser) - Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious and racial lines, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president... More »

Trump: 'I Don't Buy' Tears of Rep. Tlaib

President responds to her critical news conference by calling her an anti-Semite

(Newser) - On Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib became emotional when criticizing Israel's decision to block her official visit to the country. On Tuesday, President Trump said he doubted her sincerity during that news conference. "Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears," he tweeted . "I have watched... More »

Rep. Tlaib: Maybe People Should Boycott Bill Maher

She fires back after HBO host calls anti-Israeli boycott movement a bogus 'purity test'

(Newser) - Bill Maher has weighed in on the controversy over Israel's decision to bar two congresswomen from visiting that nation—and he's not on the side of the two congresswomen. In the latest episode of his HBO show, Maher called the boycott of Israel supported by Reps. Ilhan Omar... More »

Tlaib: I Won't Accept Israel's Conditions for Trip

Lawmaker will not visit West Bank to see her grandmother

(Newser) - Rep. Rashida Tlaib will not travel to the West Bank to visit her grandmother after all. After Israel said it would allow the Michigan congressman to enter the country to visit her 90-year-old grandmother—on the condition she not promote a boycott of Israel—Tlaib rejected the offer. "Silencing... More »

After Trump Pressure, Israel Cancels Lawmakers' Visit

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, critics of Israel, planned to visit the country

(Newser) - Last week, 41 Democratic members of Congress visited Israel, and 31 Republicans are currently there now, reports the Jerusalem Post . Such routine visits don't generate much attention. By contrast, the proposed visit of two more members of Congress very much surfaced as a source of international headlines—because those... More »

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... More »

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:
  • The resolution: NPR
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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 »

Republicans Slam Rep. Tlaib for Holocaust Remarks

She accuses them of twisting her words

(Newser) - The first Palestinian-American woman in Congress is taking flak for remarks she made about Israel and the Holocaust in a podcast over the weekend. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, discussing her position on a one-state Israeli-Palestinian solution, told the Skullduggery podcast that "there’s a kind of a calming feeling, I... More »

Ocasio-Cortez Tasked With Investigating Trump

She's one of 3 newcomers named to House Oversight Committee

(Newser) - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has joined her second House committee—and it's the primary investigative body that will soon hear testimony from President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen. The House Oversight Committee on Tuesday announced the 29-year-old congresswoman from New York as one of four new Democratic members, but she'... More »

Rep. Sorry for 'Distraction' Caused by Trump Vulgarity

But Rashida Tlaib says she's not sorry about being upset

(Newser) - Rep. Rashida Tlaib is sorry—not for referring to President Trump as a "motherf--ker," nor for calling for his impeachment, but for causing a "distraction" when there were more pressing issues to focus on, especially the government shutdown. The newly sworn-in Michigan Democrat said Tuesday that she... More »

New Rep. Who Called Trump a Vulgarity Digs Her Heels In

Rep. Rashida Tlaib doesn't back down

(Newser) - Rep. Rashida Tlaib's second day on the job ended up being ... interesting. That's thanks to a widely reported comment she made at a Thursday night event: "We're gonna impeach the motherf---er," the obscenity being a reference to the president. On Friday, the Michigan Democrat was... More »

New Rep. Issues Vulgar Call for Trump Impeachment

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib didn't hold back

(Newser) - Some Democrats have adopted a cautious tone when discussing the possible impeachment of President Trump. And then there's Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The new congresswoman called for Trump's impeachment in a Detroit Free Press op-ed Thursday, and did so again using very different language that night, ABC News... More »

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