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‘Hypocrite’ GOP leader slammed for Ilhan Omar criticism after funding ads calling Arab-American Dem a ‘terrorist’

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was called out Wednesday for funding attack ads calling a Mexican-Palestinian Democrat a “terrorist” — by the candidate himself.

Ammar Campa-Najjar, the California Democrat who ran against indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) last year, called McCarthy a “hypocrite” for his repeated criticisms of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

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“I know for a fact, he doesn’t care about anti-semitism or any form of bigotry,” Campa-Najjar tweeted. “How do I know? He didn’t condemn Hunter’s ads calling me a terrorist. He FUNDED THEM.”

Quoting the tweet, CNN investigative researcher and reporter Andrew Kaczynski noted that “McCarthy’s PAC did indeed donate to Hunter.”

“And while the donation happened before Hunter began running one of the most openly racist/anti-Muslim campaigns we’ve seen,” Kaczynski added, “I don’t [see] GOP leadership condemning Hunter.”

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This isn’t the first time the GOP leader has been called out for hypocrisy in the face of his condemnation of Rep. Omar’s alleged anti-Semitism.

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After the controversy surrounding the Somali-American congresswoman’s criticisms of Israel first began in February, Twitter users noted that McCarthy promoted tweets during the midterm elections that targeted three wealthy Jewish figures — anti-Trump billionaire Tom Steyer, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and GOP conspiracy target George Soros.

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Scathing column rips Jared Kushner for being a dangerous ‘doofus’ over his coronavirus bungling

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Writing in The Guardian this Tuesday, Arwa Mahdawi contends that although some like to characterize Jared Kushner as a "supervillain," he lack the charisma for such a title. But in many way, his lack of charisma is one of his greatest strengths, because it has helped him fly under the radar.

"Politics has become a reality TV show and quiet Kushner is often too boring to bother with; it is far more interesting to focus on his glamorous wife, Ivanka Trump, or his garrulous father-in-law," Mahdawi writes. "Yet over the past few years Kushner has managed to insert himself into the highest levels of decision-making while largely remaining behind the scenes."

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‘This is a calamity’: Presidential historian says Trump’s inept response to coronavirus proves he’s no FDR

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Presidential historian and MSNBC/NBC News contributor Jon Meacham often delves into U.S. history when discussing current events. And when he appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday morning, April 7, Meacham made a Trump/FDR analogy — stressing that President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s response to the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor are worlds apart.

The bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941 was described by FDR as “a day which will live in infamy,” and Meacham described FDR’s response to that tragedy as one of strong crisis management. FDR, Meacham told host Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, candidly told Americans that “it’s going to get worse and worse before it gets better and better.”

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The coronavirus pandemic has exposed some disturbing truths about capitalism

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The desperate policies of panic-driven governments involve throwing huge amounts of money at the economies collapsed in response to the coronavirus threat. Monetary authorities create money and lend it at extremely low interest rates to the major corporations and especially big banks "to get them through the crisis." Government treasuries borrow vast sums to get the collapsed economy back into what they imagine is "the normal, pre-virus economy." Capitalism's leaders are rushing into policy failures because of their ideological blinders.

?The problem of policies aimed to return the economy to what it was before the virus hit is this: Global capitalism, by 2019, was itself a major cause of the collapse in 2020. Capitalism's scars from the crashes of 2000 and 2008-2009 had not healed. Years of low interest rates had enabled corporations and governments to "solve" all their problems by borrowing limitlessly at almost zero interest rate cost. All the new money pumped into economies by central banks had indeed caused the feared inflation, but chiefly in stock markets whose prices consequently spiraled dangerously far away from underlying economic values and realities. Inequalities of income and wealth reached historic highs.

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