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Reps. Omar and Tlaib call on colleagues to visit Israel without them

pawel.gaul/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar called on their congressional colleagues to visit Israel despite the country’s decision to ban the two of them from visiting this week.”The decision to ban me and my colleagues — the first two Muslim American women elected to Congress — is nothing less than an attempt by…read more »

Planned Parenthood drops out of federal program over fight with Trump administration

jetcityimage/IStock(WASHINGTON) — Planned Parenthood announced on Monday that it will drop participation in a federal program that supports family planning services because of new restrictions placed by the Trump administration, calling a recent regulation an “assault on access to birth control and reproductive health care, especially for people struggling to make ends meet.”The announcement was…read more »

Pentagon tests first land-based cruise missile after pulling out of INF Treaty

Scott Howe/Defense.gov(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon conducted a test of a land-based cruise missile on Sunday, the first such test since the U.S. pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty earlier this month.”On Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Department of Defense conducted a flight test of a conventionally-configured…read more »

White supremacy and white nationalism explained by experts

Devonyu/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The terms “racist”, “white supremacist” and “white nationalism” have re-entered into the mainstream political conversations as a rising number of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers accuse President Donald Trump of using divisive identity politics, recent high profile violent acts and as law enforcement say crimes linked to white supremacy are on the…read more »

Trump appears to back away from stronger gun sale background checks

Kameleon007/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After President Donald Trump appeared to respond to a groundswell of public support for tougher gun sale background checks following recent mass shootings, his language — and possibly his stance — on new gun control measures seems to be softening.Just a few weeks ago, Trump told reporters “we have to have very meaningful…read more »

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