Israel will allow Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter country for humanitarian visit
Friday, 16 August 2019 (CNN)Israel has granted permission for Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the country on humanitarian grounds to visit her family in the West Bank a day after blocking her and fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar from visiting the country. "Congresswoman Tlaib has sent tonight a letter to Minister Deri in which she committed to accept all the demands of Israel to respect the restrictions imposed on her in the visit, and she also promised not to advance boycotts against Israel during her visit," Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said Friday in a statement announcing his decision. The request from Tlaib of Michigan came a day after the country barred her and Omar, a freshman Democrat from Minnesota, from...
Rep. Rashida Tlaib Decides Against Visiting Israel. In a recent statement posted to Twitter, United States Rep. Rashida Tlaib explained why she decided against visiting Israel. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe...
Rashida Tlaib is facing the fight for her political life. She is being challenged by Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones in the August 4th Primary for her House seat. Jones challenged Tlaib in 2018, losing to her by only 900 votes. In a survey of voting intentions, Jones received 34 percent and Tlaib 43 percent, with 23 percent undecided. Tlaib’s popularity in the district has dropped 28 percent in the 16 months since she took office.
A new interview with the Sunday Times of London has gotten Ilhan Omar into more hot water. According to the Times of Israel Omar likened Saudi Arabia’s influence on the Trump administration to Israel’s. The congresswoman said both countries relied in part on money to bring about their preferred outcomes. Omar has a long history of unprovoked verbal tirades against Israel. The Sunday Times story said that Omar’s “new approach is to pivot to Saudi Arabia so she isn’t singling out the Jews.
According to ABC News Rep. Ilhan Omar will still support Joe Biden for the presidency. Omar also thinks it is important to believe survivors of sexual assault. That includes Tara Reade, the woman who has leveled allegations against the former vice president. In an interview with the Sunday Times of London Omar said she believed Reade's accusations against Biden. Omar said if it were up to her, Biden wouldn’t be the presidential candidate. Now, it appears Omar is back tracking.
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar said she believes the sexual assault claims leveled at Joe Biden by former Senate staffer Tara Reade. Omar told the Sunday Times of London “I do believe Reade,” “Justice can be delayed, but should never be denied.” According to the NY Post Omar said if it were up to her, Biden wouldn’t be the presidential candidate. Omar was a supporter of Bernie Sanders, before he dropped out of the race in April.
The Israeli government faces calls from campaigners to declare sovereignty over ancient Jewish ruins on land in the occupied West Bank that Israel does not plan to annex under U.S. President Donald Trump's peace blueprint. Emer McCarthy reports.
In the United States, if one political party is doing well, it tends to publish polls that say so. And according to CNN, the Democratic party is publishing an awful lot of polls these days. Democratic and liberal aligned groups have put out 17 House polls taken in April or later. However, Republican-aligned groups have put out zip, zilch, nada. Zero. That's a very bad ratio for Republicans. It hasn't always been that way, though.
Joe Biden has not selected a vice president for his 2020 campaign. He pledged to chose a woman for his ticket. Elizabeth Warren is campaigning hard to be Biden's running mate. But, a new poll of Democratic voters could be bad news for the senator. According to Fox News 19% found her to be a “not acceptable” choice, the highest negative rating of any of the 11 candidates listed. Her negative views rose among white voters.
There has been speculation that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is suffering from cognitive decline. During a press conference, his first in months, Biden was asked by a reporter if he had been tested for “cognitive decline.” According to the Hill, Biden became enraged said “I’ve been tested. I’ve been tested constantly.” Biden went on to say he could “hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.
Singer-songwriter and native Alaskan Jewel can relate to those experiencing anxiety during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Now 46, Jewel left her abusive childhood home at 15 and eventually graduated from Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts. But at 18, she became homeless and lived with mental health conditions like debilitating panic attacks and agoraphobia: a fear of places or situations.
Joe Biden has started the vetting process to choose a running mate for the Democratic ticket. Reuters reports the process expected to wrap up by July. Who are some of the names on the list? Senator Kamala Harris Senator Amy Klobuchar Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Senator Elizabeth Warren Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams
Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel called President Donald Trump “a petulant child.” She said he “refuses to follow the rules,” as shown during his tour of a Ford factory. Nessel said Trump’s actions will make people question why they have to wear a mask if he doesn’t. She said: "This isn't funny, these are people's lives." According to Business Insider, Trump wore a mask during a tour but not when the press was around.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday (June 10) announced that he will convene a special legislative session starting Friday, with police reform and building a stronger economy at the top of his priorities.
Chances are you've seen - or heard - rising country star Abby Anderson. Maybe it was on The Today Show. Maybe it was her viral cover of "Shallow" with Jimmie Allen. Or maybe it was at Jazz in the Park..