Tag: ayanna pressley

Rep. Steve King: ‘I Smacked My Lips’ After Drinking Water From Detention Center Toilet

Photo: Joshua Lott (Getty Images) Nothing will have you praying for the rapture to hurry up and get her ass over here than hearing Iowa congressman Steve King speak. On Wednesday, the politician who wondered why being called a “white nationalist” was a bad thing told a town hall about a recent visit to a […]

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House Oversight Committee Launches Investigation Into Trump Decision to Bring Back Federal Death Penalty

Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images On Wednesday afternoon, the House Oversight and Reform committee launched an investigation into the Department of Justice’s recent decision to resume executions of inmates on federal death row. The decision, announced by Attorney General William Barr late last month, marked the end of a 16-year […]

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The Media Is Missing the Real Story of Trump’s Racism

In August 2017, three men from rural Illinois—members of one of our country’s numerous heavily armed and rather poorly regulated “militias”—drove to Bloomington, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis, to plant an IED in the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center. Following their arrest, two of the men admitted their guilt. They had set out from Illinois, they […]

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley Responds to Federal Reinstatement of the Death Penalty With Legislation to Abolish It

CBS News Photo: Scott Eisen (Getty Images) One day after Attorney General William Barr announced his nefarious plan to reinstate capital punishment, serial superheroine Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) has declared her own opposition to it. While Donald Trump has made no secret of his love affair with the death penalty, Pressley falls on the other […]

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley Responds to Federal Reinstatement of the Death Penalty with Legislation of Her Own

Photo: Scott Eisen (Getty Images) On the same day that Attorney General William Barr announced his nefarious plan to reinstate capital punishment, serial superheroine Rep. Ayanna Pressley declared her own opposition to it. While Donald Trump has made no secret of his love affair with the death penalty, Pressley falls on the other end of […]

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Beyond Pelosi

Every time I see Nancy Pelosi patiently spell out the higher political wisdom of refraining from impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, I think of Alan Greenspan. That’s obviously not because the speaker of the House and the famously tight-lipped former Fed chair have any affinities of political outlook or personal temperament. Rather, it’s because as […]

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Trump’s Doing It Again. And by ‘It’ I Mean Attacking ‘The Squad’

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The president of the United States is a… At this point I want to be outraged but the president of the United States is a joke and he’s exactly what racist white men and 53 percent of white women wanted in office. He’s all the negative things I could think […]

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‘Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?’: Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

Screenshot: Fox Nation (YouTube) Diamond and Silk live to say stupid things. As the GOP’s sock puppets of choice and ardent proponents of all things loud and wrong, Shuck and Jive aren’t always there when you call, but they’re always on time to deliver their unique brand of high-decibel absurdity with a side of contrived […]

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What They Mean When They Say ‘Send Her Back’

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) What is an American? Is it defined by borders, treaties, laws and the Constitution or is it a nebulous set of mutable ideas and fluctuating standards? And who gets to decide? Is it as everchanging as this country’s boundary lines or was it set in stone by the cabal of […]

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Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Rep. Ilhan Omar speaking at a press conference to introduce a piece of legislation in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2019Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty) Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar struck back Thursday against Donald Trump and his “Send her back”-braying fans, saying the raucous catcalls were not so much about her, but about what Trump stands for: […]

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It’s Not Strategy, It’s Racism

The idea that Donald Trump plays “3D chess” has never been particularly plausible; still, it was one of the most persistent themes of the 2016 election. The concept was (and is), to be fair, quite appealing: Trump’s public persona may appear, on the outside, to be a completely improvised and rarely coherent mess, but, on […]

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#TrumpRally Erupts in Raucous Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Goes After Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump at a MAGA rally in Greenville, N.C., July 17, 2019, where a raucous crowd chanted “Send her back” in reference to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who’s a Somali-born American citizen.Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) Donald Trump ramped up his efforts Wednesday night to demonize the four progressive, freshman congresswomen informally known as “the Squad,” […]

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The Unofficial Guide to Whitesplaining Racism

Photo: iStock Racism: Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior —The Oxford/English Dictionary Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) was born in Detroit. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was born in the Bronx. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) immigrated […]

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Yeah, Donald Trump’s a Racist…and So Was Every Other American President

Look at all them racists on that mountain.Photo: iStock Remember that scene in literally every superhero origin story, when the superhero person did some super shit in public for the first time, and most people who witnessed it were like, “Whoa!!! That was some super shit! Who knew we had super people here?” (And then […]

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#TheSquad Claps Back at Trump’s ‘Go Back’ to Your Own Country Comments, Saying They Won’t Take the Bait

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) listen during a press conference at the Capitol, July 15, 2019. Photo: Alex Wroblewski (Getty) Congress’ Fab Freshmen squaded up against Donald Trump Monday, calling his attacks on them racist click bait that wasn’t going to deter […]

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Trump and His Deplorables

Hillary Clinton had a point. In September 2016, the Democratic presidential candidate, criticized some of her rival’s supporters for backing him. “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” she said at a fundraiser in New York. “The racist, sexist, […]

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Trump Says Racist Nonsense Because He Means It and Because He Knows He Can Win on It

Photo: Photo by Alex Wong (Getty Images) Donald Trump, in a series of tweets from Sunday night to well into Monday morning, doubled down on his racist, xenophobic criticism of four Democratic congresswomen, Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. After calling on the congresswomen to go back to their countries and […]

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AOC Slams ‘Manufactured Cruelty’ at US Southern Border in Testimony Before House Panel

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) stands to be sworn in before she testifies before the House Oversight Committee hearing on family separation and detention centers, July 12, 2019, on Capitol Hill, flanked on her left by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais (Associated Press) Four Democratic congresswomen shared harrowing accounts […]

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Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay Blasts AOC for ‘Using the Race Card’ in Her Pushback Against Pelosi

In this 2014 photo, Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) speaks to demonstrators gathered in Ferguson, Mo., to protest the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty) Veteran African-American Democrats in the House are taking freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to task over how she’s come for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and comments AOC’s chief of […]

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Today in Congressional Clapbacks: Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar Respond to ‘Distraction Becky’ and Lip-Deficient ‘Racist Fool’

Photo: AP Ah, the long, glorious of days of summer: when the drink menus are filled with rosé, the racists are furious and sunburned, and our favorite freshman congresswomen have officially run out of patience for white nonsense. On this past Tuesday afternoon, the Congresswomen in question included Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), […]

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