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The Progressive 'Squad' : A Test of Unity
The Story: Frequently lumped together in discussion of a so-called progressive "squad," four Congresswoman, each elected to the House for the first time in 2018,...
Kellyanne Conway on Iran tensions, Trump vs ‘squad,’ Mueller hearing
Kellyanne Conway talks to 'America's Newsroom' about Iran's claims of disrupting a CIA 'spy ring,' Trump's battle with Democrat congresswomen and the special counsel being questioned on Capitol Hill. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business…
CNN panelist unloads on Trump supporter over racist tweets
CNN political commentator Jennifer Granholm and Trump 2020 Campaign National Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had a heated exchange about President Trump's remarks targeting four Democratic congresswomen. #CNN #News
Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib grow emotional while testifying on border visit
Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) delivered impassioned testimonies before lawmakers when recalling their recent visit to the southern border. #CNN #News
Hollow Globalism Drives Ilhan Omar’s Politics of Affectation
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Ilhan Omar called for the application of “universal values to all nations.” According to Omar, only then, can we truly achieve world peace. Not only is much of what she argues based on a lack of evidence (e.g., climate change) but the other issues she addresses are so skewed in their presentation that they end up reading like a meaningless word salad. Omar survived a war in Somalia and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was just a teenager. It takes a lot of courage to make a decision to come to another country, but this courage and the desire for a better life must drive every immigrant who decides to become a part of America’s fabric. And this helps explain her perceived poor reception. But there is a great difference between acknowledging where America can improve and a denial of America’s greatness. This means that there is an internal obligation to live according to the principles of the Constitution of the United States and not actively work against them. Instead embracing an opportunity for a dialogue, given her unusual position of being both an American and a Muslim, Omar is so wedded to her Muslim identity that she uses Islam as a political football to gain points among the proponents of identity politics. People like Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, or Tlaib do not represent that American ideal. She lives near Buffalo, N.Y.
Racism accusation sparks fury at Cohen hearing
During her questioning of President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) suggested that Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) bringing a black woman who used to work for Trump to combat claims that the President is racist…
In Conservative Districts, Democrats Have to Answer for Party’s Left Wing
Kim Raff for The New York Times NEPHI, Utah — In the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Representative Ben McAdams, a freshman, was grilled by constituents about the “socialism” and “anti-Semitism” that they saw coming out of the new Democratic House. In Michigan, Representative Haley Stevens was asked about her ability to counter what one voter deemed the bigotry of some of her freshman colleagues — a concern fueled partly by remarks from her counterpart in nearby Detroit, Rashida Tlaib — and “the negative attitude they bring to Democrats.” And on a rainy Saturday in Spotsylvania County, Va., one woman stood up in a town hall to remind Representative Abigail Spanberger that while she was the first Democrat to hold that seat in nearly 50 years, the majority of the rural enclave had voted Republican. “Since the Democrats are now the party of death and taxes,” the woman said, as Democratic supporters scoffed and grumbled, “just how do you propose to effectively represent the taxpayers of Spotsylvania?” It was Democrats like Mr. McAdams, Ms. Stevens and Ms. Spanberger who secured the party’s House majority, political moderates who won districts often long represented by Republicans. Their talking points appear to be resonating with some voters the Democrats will need next year if they are to keep their majority — and the voters determined to flip the districts back. Richard Hansen, a Republican county commissioner and one of the two dozen constituents who attended the town hall in Nephi, a mountain town of 6,000, shared a wish with the Utah Democrat: “I hope they don’t corrupt you.” “They won’t,” Mr. McAdams pledged. I don’t know where the Democratic Party will go, but I tell you what, I will stay in the center. They also accuse Republicans of hypocrisy in their accusations of anti-Semitism in the Democratic ranks, set off by Twitter comments by Ms. Omar, who implied that American support for Israel was fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobbying group. “It didn’t come as a shock at all,” Ms. Stevens said in an interview after a town hall in Milford, Mich., a General Motors town, referring to the questioner who asked about anti-Semitic remarks. “We will see,” she added as she left. People can tell you anything.”
Traditional Palestinian Dress Becomes Means of Political Protest
The brightly colored, embroidered woman’s dress is known as a “thobe,” notes the Associated Press. Thobe designs also expressed women’s different social positions: red was the color for women about to be married, while blue was for women whose husbands had died. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians either fled or were expelled from their homes during the war that led to Israel’s creation. Over years of fighting, Palestinian nationalism has taken on many forms. In the early days of Israel’s establishment, nationalism was linked with calls for Israel’s destruction and deadly attacks. Armed struggle later gave way to calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Now, Palestinian women of all social classes wear thobes to show support for an independent nation at special events. Younger Palestinians, especially those spread far from their homeland, are changing the traditional dresses to modern tastes. Rashida Tlaib said her Palestinian thobe brought back memories of her mother’s West Bank village. having or seeming to have length, width, and depth pocket(s) – n. a usually small cloth bag that is connected to a piece of clothing that is open at the top or side so that you can put things into it catastrophe – n. a terrible disaster nationalism – n. a desire by a large group of people, such as people who share the same culture, history or language, to form a separate and independent nation of their own autonomy – n. the power or right of a country or group to govern itself
Iconic Palestinian robe fashions a new political symbol
Last month, Rashida Tlaib proudly wore her mother’s thobe to her historic swearing-in as the first female Palestinian American member of Congress, inspiring masses of women around the world, especially in the Palestinian territories, to tweet photos of themselves in their ancestral robes. That’s what makes it a brilliant symbol.” The Palestinian thobe traces its history to the early 19th century, when embroidery was confined to the villages. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians either fled or were expelled from their homes during the war surrounding Israel’s creation. “The dress was taken up and politicized.” Over decades of conflict that has claimed thousands of lives on both sides, Palestinian nationalism has taken on many forms. Armed struggle later gave way to calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem — lands captured by Israel in 1967. When Israeli soldiers confiscated Palestinian flags at protests, women wove forbidden national maps and colors into their dresses, according to the Palestinian museum exhibit. Now, Palestinian women of all social classes wear thobes to assert national pride at weddings and special occasions. “Embroidery evokes the timeless connection of Palestinians to the land,” Dedman said. Natalie Tahhan, a designer based in east Jerusalem, produces capes from digital prints that replicate traditional embroidery stitches, “connecting tradition with what is new and stylish.” Tlaib’s now-viral Palestinian thobe, which the Michigan Democrat called “an unapologetic display of the fabric of the people in this country” and said it evoked memories of her mother’s West Bank village, rekindled enthusiasm worldwide about the dress. “These dresses are our link between the past and future,” Saca said.
Live: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Pressley and Omar hold a presser
Happening Now: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar hold a news conference to call on Congress ``to cut funding for President Trump's deportation force.'' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to…