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Source: Fox News

Leslie Marshall: Rep. Omar's anti-Semitic tweet hurt Democrats and Muslims – Not just Jews

Thursday 18:10 GMT

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has come under justified criticism for suggesting on Twitter over the weekend that some members of Congress support Israel because they are collecting money from Jewish groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

In addition to helping fan the flames of hatred and wrong beliefs about Muslims, tweets and other comments from Omar put more barriers between Muslims and Jews.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Cannabis brings out mellow side of U.S. politics

Friday 01:30 GMT

Two of the biggest U.S. cannabis-related companies, MedMen and Charlotte’s Web, are both well below $2 billion in market capitalization.

In a sign of cross-party appeal, Republican former House Speaker John Boehner, who sits on the board of New York-based cannabis company Acreage, is among those supporting the bill. It also makes the cash generated by the industry easier to see and easier to tax.

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Klobuchar downplays Green New Deal as 'aspirational,' addresses binder-tossing report

Thursday 00:35 GMT

Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who launched her presidential bid at a snow-covered address in Minneapolis on Sunday, told Fox News on Tuesday that the "Green New Deal" proposal is merely "aspirational" and that she would likely oppose specific elements of the plan if they came up for a vote.

Klobuchar's comments made her one of the only 2020 Democratic presidential contenders to openly cast doubt on the Green New Deal's viability.

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The Green New Deal is already a success, America – Here's why I support it

Thursday 21:52 GMT

This is all thanks to the unveiling of the Green New Deal, a bold progressive agenda to fight climate change by reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ CALLS GREEN NEW DEAL A 'LIFE AND DEATH' ISSUE, ATTACKS GOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE. There’s broad bipartisan agreement that climate change is real and needs to be addressed. Assuming this goes through the normal legislative process with committee mark-ups and debate, and it’s not just a political stunt, this could be the most robust conversation we have seen in Washington on climate change.

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Senate Intel panel chair rips Michael Cohen for asking to postpone hearing

Wednesday 20:56 GMT

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee told reporters Tuesday that members have lost patience with Michael Cohen after he asked to postpone his scheduled appearance due to illness.

Last month, Davis announced that Cohen's testimony before the House Oversight Committee would be rescheduled due to "ongoing threats" against Cohen's family from Trump and his current attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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Source: Reuters

Military survey finds deep dissatisfaction with family housing on...

Thursday 13:36 GMT

The survey, conducted by the nonpartisan Military Family Advisory Network, found that just 16 percent of respondents had a positive view of their base housing and 55 percent had a negative one.

The survey results, collected from nearly 15,000 families currently or recently living in privatized military housing, were released hours before Senate hearings called to probe living conditions on U.S. bases.

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1,159-page bipartisan border compromise completed, Dems worry Trump blow up deal

Friday 10:49 GMT

Congressional bargainers late Wednesday completed a 1,159-page border security compromise that gives President Trump less than a quarter of the $5.7 billion he wanted to build a wall with Mexico.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said there is still "worry" that Trump could try to blow up the deal at the last minute because "we have seen that before." With Trump's halfhearted signature widely expected but hardly guaranteed, congressional leaders planned votes Thursday on the sweeping package.

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With El Chapo convicted, Ted Cruz wants his money to pay for a border wall. It won’t work: experts

Thursday 07:00 GMT

With the news that Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was found guilty of overseeing a massive smuggling operation on Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had an idea: revive his plan to have the crime lord pay for U.S. President Donald Trump‘s border wall.

In 2017, Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act (EL CHAPO Act), legislation that would have taken any money recovered from the smuggler and other drug lords so that it could pay for a wall along America’s southwest border.

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