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Former Congressman Keith Ellison: Trump’s Attacks on Ilhan Omar Are ‘Violent Incitement’

Win McNameeFormer congressman Keith Ellison has a theory for why President Donald Trump is working to make Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) public enemy number one.“She, simply by her existence, is a person who he doesn’t believe belongs,” Ellison said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Beast. “She’s a Muslim, she’s a woman, she wears a hijab, she’s black, before she ever opens her mouth she’s offensive to him."Omar has been a constant lightning rod for controversy since arriving in Washington, wher...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, Israel, Arizona, Muslim, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Muslim Brotherhood, Ellison, Trump, Omar, Michele Bachmann, Steve King, Keith Ellison


Todd ‘Legitimate Rape’ Akin’s PAC Gave Steve King $2K After Racist Remark

A few weeks after Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told The New York Times he didn’t understand why white supremacy was “offensive,” former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), infamous for his comments that rape victims can’t actually get pregnant, donated $2,000 to King’s campaign. The leadership PAC run by Akin, Takin Back America PAC, filed the donation on Feb. 2 — according to records — just 23 days after the Times published King’s racist remark, which earned him a bipartisan boot from his committee assignments...
Tags: News, New York Times, Iowa, Times, King, Trump, White Supremacy, Missouri Senate, McCaskill, Sen Claire McCaskill, Steve King, Todd Akin, Rep Steve King R IA, Akin, Josh Hawley, Nicole Lafond


Steve King calls Joe Biden 'an affectionate guy' as allegations against the former VP swirl

The Democratic former VP and possible future presidential candidate got some support from an expected source: Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King.           
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Iowa, Steve King


Did Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claim Walls Could Not Be Built in Mountains?

Republican Iowa Congressman Steve King shared an unsourced meme that attempted to ridicule his colleague from New York.
Tags: Mountains, News, Iowa, Steve King, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Claim Walls


Rep. Tim Ryan Says Congressman Steve King Should Have Been Further Punished

The Ohio congressman made the remarks while in King's home district in Iowa.
Tags: News, Ohio, Tim Ryan, Steve King


Man allegedly threw water on Rep. Steve King at lunch, charged with 2 misdemeanors

Blake Gibbins, 26, was arrested Friday at the Mineral City Mill and Grill in Fort Dodge, according to a news release from the city's police department.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
Tags: News, Des Moines Register, Steve King, Fort Dodge, Blake Gibbins, Mineral City Mill


King Portrays Hurricane Katrina Victims As Helpless, Reliant On Handouts

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Thursday smeared the victims of Hurricane Katrina as helpless and reliant on handouts as compared to the hardiness and self-dependence of his own constituency. “Here’s what FEMA tells me: ‘We go to a place like New Orleans and everybody’s looking around saying, who’s gonna help me, who’s gonna help me?’” King said at a town hall in Charter Oak, Iowa. “They’re just always gratified when they come and see Iowans take care of each other, so that’s a point of pride that spr...
Tags: News, Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Steve King, Kate Riga


A post by Racist Iowa congressperson Steve King threatens a second American Civil War

Steve King, a racist Republican US congressperson from Iowa, is making waves again. King posted a meme to Facebook suggesting GOP-leaning Red states would win a new civil war. LA Times: “Folks keep talking about another civil war,” the meme read. “One side has about 8 trillion bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.” King, whom Congress recently stripped of committee assignments over his comments about white supremacy, annotated the image with a winking emoji and mu...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Christ What An Asshole, Congress, US, Gop, Iowa, King, LA Times, Steve King


Steve King Refuses To Say Whether A White Society Is Better

"That's so hypothetical," said the nine-term congressman, who has a history of making white nationalist statements.
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King Asked If White Society Superior To Nonwhite: ‘I Don’t Have An Answer For That’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) does not seem to be straining himself particularly hard to shake accusations that he has white supremacist sympathies. According to the New York Times, a constituent lobbed him a softball question Tuesday: “Do you think a white society is superior to a nonwhite society?” King flubbed it. “I don’t have an answer for that. That’s so hypothetical,” he said. “I’ll say this, America is not a white society — it has never been a completely white society. We came here and joine...
Tags: News, America, New York Times, Iowa, King, White Supremacy, Steve King, Kate Riga, Times King


Seth Meyers Points Out Flaw With Rep. Steve King’s Civil War Meme

The "Late Night" host also explained why the meme was "very poorly designed."
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Voters call out Steve King after Facebook post: We care

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), whose history of making racist remarks has recently come under scrutiny, says he does not manage the Facebook page in which a post was shared that says red states would "win" against blue ones in a potential modern-day civil war. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.
Tags: Facebook, News, Cnn, Stories, Steve King, Steve King R IA, Gary Tuchman


Rep. Steve King shares meme touting red states in potential modern-day civil war

Rep. Steve King, whose history of making racist remarks has recently come under scrutiny, shared a Facebook post over the weekend that boasts red states would "win" a fight against blue states — and that they have "8 trillion bullets."
Tags: Facebook, News, Stories, Steve King


Steve King shares meme touting red states in potential modern-day civil war

Rep. Steve King, whose history of making racist remarks has recently come under scrutiny, shared a Facebook post over the weekend that boasts red states would "win" a fight against blue states — and that they have "8 trillion bullets."
Tags: Facebook, Cnn, Steve King


Steve King Shares Meme Speculating About ‘Another Civil War’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the far-right Iowa congressman who frequently aligns himself with and endorses white nationalists, on Saturday speculated about “another civil war.” The image was shared on the “King for Congress” Facebook page, the meme-filled political mirror of King’s official page. As Vox’s Aaron Rupar observed, King’s state, Iowa, is lumped in with the blue states in the image. King was stripped of his committee assignments in January for questioning how the terms “white nation...
Tags: News, Iowa, Civil War, King, Steve King, Congress Facebook, White Nationalism, Matt Shuham, Aaron Rupar


2 Months After Steve King Praised White Nationalism, Trump Hasn’t Disavowed Him

The Iowa congressman has been talking lately about his access to the White House and personal influence with Trump.
Tags: News, White House, Iowa, Steve King


Anderson Cooper calls out Sarah Huckabee Sanders for leaving ‘the world of the factual behind’

The host of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” said Ms Sanders was “quite simply not telling the truth” when she said “we,” as in Republicans, “called it out by name” when Republican Rep. Steve King publicly defended white nationalism.
Tags: News, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Steve King, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ms Sanders


White House Mum on if Trump Really Thinks Dems ‘Hate’ Jews

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders refused several times to say whether Trump really thinks Democrats "hate" Jews.
Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Steve King, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ilhan Omar, President Donald Trump, Sarah Sanders


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Draws Blank When Asked If Trump Ever Denounced Steve King

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday couldn’t name one instance of President Donald Trump denouncing Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for his various endorsements of white nationalism — even though she asserted a few seconds earlier that anti-Semitism is “ something that should be called by name.” In a press briefing Monday, Sanders refused to answer several times whether — as he’s said in public and private in recent days — Trump actually believes that Democrats belong to an ...
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House Democrats Finding It Hard to Confront Anti-Semitism

The Democratic party is having a rough time condemning anti-Semitism. Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has, on several occasions, made classically anti-Semitic claims about American Jews, and the effort to formally denounce those statements in the House ruined a week in which the Democrats were supposed to talk about their agenda.The gist of Omar’s complaints is that the perfidious, string-pulling Hebraic hordes control Congress with their shady shekels; Israel has hypnotized the world; an...
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, Congress, Israel, Missouri, House, Iowa, Kenya, Nancy Pelosi, Somalia, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Trump, Omar, Hill


Everyone's against bigotry, right? Not 23 House Republicans, apparently

In the wake of Ilhan Omar’s remarks on the pro-Israel lobby, a resolution condemning antisemitism, Islamophobia and racism was too much for some in the GOP The Republican representative Matt Gaetz hosted a Holocaust denier at the State of the Union address. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Twenty-three Republicans voted against a House resolution condemning “antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry” that was passed by 407 of their colleagues of both political parties. B...
Tags: New York, News, Israel, US, Alabama, Gop, House, Iowa, Republican, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Omar, Anti Defamation League, Steve King, Peter King, Paul Gosar


House votes to condemn antisemitism after Ilhan Omar's remarks on Israel

Resolution, which also condemns Islamophobia, comes after days of debate within the Democratic party The House overwhelmingly passed a Democratic resolution on Thursday evening to condemn antisemitism, Islamophobia and other expressions of bigotry after the freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar again sparked controversy with comments implying supporters of Israel displayed dual loyalty.The 407-23 vote caps a tumultuous week for Democratic leadership as they tried to contain the fallout over Omar’s l...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Minnesota, Maryland, Congress, Israel, US, America, West Virginia, Democrats, Gop, United States, House, Iowa, Nancy Pelosi


Anti-Semitism Resolution Turns Into General GOP Self-Own

I’m working on a piece with some more thoughts about the Rep. Omar (D-MN) controversy. For now, on the vote: I thought jumping to passing a resolution was always a mistake, an overreaction, too reactive. In the event, it was unobjectionable enough that every Democrat and almost every Republican voted for it. Even though I thought doing any kind of resolution was a mistake, I also thought the whole “Dems in disarray” narrative was overblown. Certainly it’s a distraction from what they want to be ...
Tags: News, Congress, Gop, House, Josh Marshall, Omar, Steve King, Liz Cheney, Lee Zeldin, Editor’s Blog


Asked about Ilhan Omar, Democrats Turn Focus to GOP

House Democrats appear to have scuttled plans to pass a resolution this week condemning anti-Semitism after members rebelled at a caucus meeting on Wednesday.The measure, which was being considered following freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar’s comments about pro-Israel Americans having an “allegiance to a foreign country,” initially “targeted only anti-Semitism, with some Democrats pushing for a direct rebuke of Omar, but by Tuesday night — facing backlash from members not on board with the plan — le...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Israel, US, Gop, Missouri, House, Iowa, Republican Party, Charlottesville, King, Cleaver, Trump, Omar, National Review


Democrats Struggle To Find A Way Out Of The Ilhan Omar Mess

"What Ilhan Omar said doesn’t even come close to the things Steve King says," a GOP member says.
Tags: News, Gop, Steve King, Ilhan Omar


Democrats Need to Face the Truth about Ilhan Omar

House speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic-party leadership thought they solved their Ilhan Omar problem one month ago. After the freshman Minnesota congresswoman outraged both Democrats and Republicans with an anti-Semitic tweet about AIPAC buying congressional support with “the Benjamins,” Pelosi acted quickly.She set up a private meeting with Omar, following which the freshman issued a contrite-sounding apology saying that she had no idea that her comments were anti-Semitic. It sounded ver...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, Israel, Conservative, Democrats, Gop, House, New York Times, Iowa, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Rolling Stone, Trump


A Defiant King Says He Has ‘Nothing To Apologize For,’ Will Run For Reelection

Blaming the “elitists,” “power brokers” and the media for his swift downfall over his comments about white supremacy, an obstinant Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told the local Iowa Press that he has “nothing to apologize for” and confirmed he’ll seek reelection in 2020. “Don’t let the elitists in this country, the power brokers in this country, tell you who’s going to represent you in the United States Congress,” he told the Iowa Press, confirming his 2020 bid, despite drawing three primary challeng...
Tags: News, Congress, United States, New York Times, Extremism, Times, King, Steve King, Steve King R IA, 2020 Elections, Nicole Lafond, Iowa Press


Steve King plans to seek re-election: 'I have nothing to apologize for'

Iowa Rep. Steve King refused to apologize for remarks in the New York Times which seemed to defend white supremacy and white nationalism. He says he'll run for reelection in 2020.
Tags: Cnn, New York Times, Iowa, Steve King


Iowa Rep. Steve King says he’ll seek re-election in 2020

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Rep. Steve King says he will seek re-election despite Republican House leadership’s move to strip him of his committee assignments after his racist statements about white supremacy. Asked Thursday about his future, King said “I am running in 2020.” King, a nine-term Republican from Iowa’s sprawling 4th District, was speaking […]
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North Carolina to hold new congressional election after tampering claims – live

Governor hails state board’s decision after Republican Mark Harris says he believes new vote should be calledSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 11.17pm GMT Nearly $200 million in military construction funds, approved by Congress for projects like submarine manufacturing, aircraft improvement, and repair of aging military facilities across Pennsylvania could be diverted for Trump’s border wall Senator Bob Casey’s office told the Associated Press today. It’s still uncl...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, US, World news, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, Iowa, Associated Press, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Des Moines Register, Roger Stone, Casey



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