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Ilhan Omar explains tweet on 'unthinkable atrocities' by US, Israel

On Monday, representative Ilhan Omar put out a tweet in which she said there were 'unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.'
US Representative Ilhan Omar (Reuters File Photo)
US Representative Ilhan Omar (Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 05:34 AM IST
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‘Married her brother, came in illegally’: Trump targets Ilhan Omar, demands probe

Trump said he thinks he’ll win Minnesota in November’s election because of the representative, who was born in Somalia.
US Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) departs following a campaign event.(REUTERS)
US Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) departs following a campaign event.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 05:35 AM IST
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US Democrat senator Ilhan Omar’s father dies due to coronavirus

Father of Somalia-born US Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus, local media reported.
US lawmakers Ilhan Omar with her father Nur Mohammad. Her father passed away due to Covid-19.(Twitter/@IlhanMN)
US lawmakers Ilhan Omar with her father Nur Mohammad. Her father passed away due to Covid-19.(Twitter/@IlhanMN)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 04:35 PM IST
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The dilemma that Indian American lawmakers face

Many Indian Americans face the loyalty challenge often, especially those involved in the highly partisan world of politics and government affairs
Many Indian Americans believe that Jayapal and Khanna’s situations are symptomatic of a larger problem that effects them personally, hampering their ability to perform their duties as American officials(AP)
Many Indian Americans believe that Jayapal and Khanna’s situations are symptomatic of a larger problem that effects them personally, hampering their ability to perform their duties as American officials(AP)
Published on Nov 15, 2019 06:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYashwant Raj

Donald Trump promises 2020 election ‘backlash’ against impeachment

Democrats are investigating Donald Trump for possible impeachment over his alleged bid to pressure Ukraine into digging up dirt on election rival Joe Biden, who currently sits near the top of the Democratic pack.
Democrats are investigating Donald Trump for possible impeachment over his alleged bid to pressure Ukraine into digging up dirt on election rival Joe Biden, who currently sits near the top of the Democratic pack.(REUTERS Photo)
Democrats are investigating Donald Trump for possible impeachment over his alleged bid to pressure Ukraine into digging up dirt on election rival Joe Biden, who currently sits near the top of the Democratic pack.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Minneapolis | ByAgence France-Presse

Rashida Tlaib scraps West Bank trip despite Israel U-turn

Israel barred Tlaib and another Democrat, Ilhan Omar, from visiting Jerusalem and the West Bank over their support for the boycott movement following an unprecedented appeal from President Donald Trump to deny them entry.
US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib(AP image)
US lawmaker Rashida Tlaib(AP image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 09:15 AM IST
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Israel bars visit by two women US lawmakers after Trump calls for ban

US politicians called on Israel to reconsider, while senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi labelled it “an outrageous act of hostility against the American people and their representatives”.
Benjamin Netanyahu called the highly unusual move against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib necessary, charging that their “sole purpose is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it”.(AP FILE)
Benjamin Netanyahu called the highly unusual move against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib necessary, charging that their “sole purpose is to harm Israel and increase incitement against it”.(AP FILE)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Jerusalem | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Not mine or yours, It’s our America,’ reminds Michelle Obama

“What truly makes our country great is its diversity... Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for all of us,” Obama tweeted, without mentioning Trump, who has come under intense fire after he attacked four first-term Democratic congresswomen known as the “Squad.”
Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice on July 19, 2019 to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump's attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying
Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice on July 19, 2019 to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump's attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying "there's a place for all of us."(AFP file photo)
Published on Jul 20, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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White man verbally attacks pregnant black lawmaker, tells her ‘Go back where you came from’

Rep. Erica Thomas, a Democrat from Austell, said the man was irate that she was in an express line with too many items. Thomas said she was in a line for customers with 10 items or less because she cannot stand for long periods of time.
In this May 7, 2019 file photo Rep. Erica Thomas, D-Austell, speaks during a news conference in Atlanta. Thomas says she was verbally attacked in a supermarket by a white man who told her,
In this May 7, 2019 file photo Rep. Erica Thomas, D-Austell, speaks during a news conference in Atlanta. Thomas says she was verbally attacked in a supermarket by a white man who told her, "Go back where you came from."(AP file photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 12:33 PM IST
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Trump versus The Squad: House vote expected

US President Donald Trump has continued to defend his statement and attacked the Democrat senators Cortez, Talib, Ilhan Omar and Pressley.
U.S. Reps Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) hold a news conference after Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved to formally condemn President Donald Trump's attacks on the four minority congresswomen on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 15, 2019.(REUTERS)
U.S. Reps Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) hold a news conference after Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved to formally condemn President Donald Trump's attacks on the four minority congresswomen on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 15, 2019.(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 16, 2019 10:34 PM IST
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Washington D.C. | ByHT Correspondent

US midterm elections 2018: Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib become first Muslim women elected to Congress

Both women are Democrats from the Midwest and outspoken advocates of minority communities that have found themselves in the sights of US President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.
Rashida Tlaib is the Detroit-born daughter of Palestinian immigrants -- the eldest of 14 children.(REUTERS)
Rashida Tlaib is the Detroit-born daughter of Palestinian immigrants -- the eldest of 14 children.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 07, 2018 11:02 PM IST
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