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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand chastises Israel over US congresswomen, but doesn’t demand consequences

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke out on ABC’s “This Week” against Israel’s initial decision to deny Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar the ability to visit the country, but stopped short of saying there should be repercussions.“I don’t know why Netanyahu wanted to deny members of Congress to come to Israel if they…read more »

‘The right to vote is our most fundamental right’: Stacey Abrams

ABC News(ATLANTA) — Stacey Abrams, who captured national attention during her unsuccessful bid for Georgia governor in 2018, said she would be open to joining a 2020 ticket as the vice presidential nominee but will continue to make the fight against voter suppression her foremost mission.“My responsibility in the primary is to ensure that we’re…read more »

White House trade adviser: ‘We’re going to have a strong economy through 2020’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro declared the U.S. economy will be strong through 2020, and the Federal Reserve will be lowering interest rates again, “significantly,” going into the holiday season, in an interview with “This Week” on Sunday.Navarro also pushed back against reports of an inverted yield curve, in which the…read more »

Bernie Sanders and rapper ‘Killer Mike’ talk race, faith and hurt in America

Sasha Pereznik/ABC News(ATLANTA) — Before he took the stage in front of thousands, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, wheeled his worn gym bag and suitcase into the Renaissance Marriott in Atlanta.Meeting him there for an intimate talk was renowned rapper and activist “Killer Mike” Michael Render, who has long supported Sanders, and said he’s the only…read more »

Court allows Trump admin asylum restrictions to take place along most of border

VallarieE/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rolled back a prior nationwide injunction that blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to deny most asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border. With that decision, the asylum restrictions can now take effect in border states outside of the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, which includes California and Arizona. Reversing the…read more »

Trump rule to make it tougher to prove unintentional housing discrimination

Johnrob/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration on Friday proposed a new rule that would make it harder for Americans to file complaints of unintentional housing discrimination by local officials or housing developers, a move officials said was necessary to protect businesses from unnecessary legal exposure. Anti-poverty advocates countered that the draft rule would worsen an already…read more »

Rep. Rashida Tlaib will not travel to Israel, citing ‘oppressive & racist policies’

MicroStockHub/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., will not travel to Israel after all, she announced Friday on Twitter and in a statement, rejecting an earlier approval by the government that would have allowed to come on a “humanitarian visit.”The Michigan congresswoman cited “oppressive & racist policies” for not going to Israeli-occupied West Bank — and…read more »