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House Republicans force ‘denouncing anti-Semitism’ vote to ’embarrass’ Dems and Ilhan Omar: Politico

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House Republicans on Wednesday forced a floor vote on a resolution to “denounce anti-Semitism” after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was accused of perpetuating Jewish stereotypes when commenting on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee lobbying group.

The House GOP’s “standing against anti-Semitism in all its forms” resolution is an attempt to “embarrass” Democrats over the Omar-AIPAC controversy, Politico Washington bureau chief John Bresnahan tweeted when announcing the vote.

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Los Angeles Times reporter Jennifer Haberkorn noted that “House Republicans are using one of their procedural tools in the minority to force Democrats to vote against anti-semitism in the wake of @IlhanMN remarks, for which she’s apologized.”

“The minority has rarely been successful in using this option,” Haberkorn noted, adding that it’s “called the motion to recommit.”

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The motion comes amid half a week of controversy after Omar, a Muslim freshman representative from Minnesota and the first Somali-American member of Congress, tweeted criticism of AIPAC for its Isreal lobbying efforts.

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Pro-Israel liberals and Republicans alike condemned the congresswoman’s comments, which included references to AIPAC and the Israel lobby’s financial ties to American members of Congress, as promoting anti-Semitic tropes about Jewish people and money.

Omar released a statement Monday apologizing for the remarks — but Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have continued to heap criticism on her and call for her resignation.

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In January, the House passed a similar resolution denouncing white supremacy after Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was quoted in the New York Times claiming he did not understand why “white nationalism” and “white supremacy” were “offensive.”

 

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US military had to bomb our own base in Syria because of Trump’s mistakes — and one Republican is furious

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President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw in Syria in less than 24 hours put American troops at risk as they were being fired on by Turkey. However, according to the Wall Street Journal , the military was also forced to bomb our own military base.

Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has been critical of Trump's decisions in the past months, pointed out the factoid in a tweet Wednesday evening, asking, "Is this the America you grew up believing in?"

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"On Wednesday, the U.S. military said two F-15E jet fighters carried out an airstrike to destroy an ammunition-storage facility, latrines, tents and other parts of the Syria headquarters of the American campaign to destroy Islamic State after pulling its forces from the base," reported The Journal.

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Maddow outlines how Giuliani and his arrested pals seem to be leading back to a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow detailed the way that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his two recently-arrested business associates are now linked to an oligarch in Ukraine.

In an NBC News report earlier Wednesday, it was revealed that Giuliani's associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were doing work with oligarch Dmytro Firtash.

The report revealed that Firtash was involved in getting partners for an oil and gas company while also helping with the effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Trump accused of working to ‘obstruct his own impeachment’ by congressional attorneys: report

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On Wednesday, Politico reported that lawyers working for the House of Representatives issued a blistering court filing accusing President Donald Trump, among other things, of trying to use the power of his office to "obstruct his own impeachment."

The filing, part of the House Judiciary Committee's attempt to seek testimony from ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn, cites the White House's repeated efforts to block current and former Trump administration officials from testifying — and even some allies of Trump who have never held any position in his government.

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