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Ilhan Omar tweet prompts dispute among U.S. House Democrats

BY: - June 10, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday faced a backlash from Democratic colleagues and leaders in the House after she tweeted a video of a virtual exchange she had with Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. But some House Democratic allies also rose to Omar’s defense, saying that critics within […]

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U.S. House votes to limit Trump’s war authority (again). Here’s how Floridians voted

BY: - January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for the use of military force that allowed the George W. Bush administration to wage war against Saddam Hussein’s government in Iraq. Most House Democrats joined 11 Republicans and one independent to approve a resolution to approve the repeal amid concerns about escalating […]

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Some FL lawmakers in Congress are furious; slam Trump for using migrants as ‘political pawns’

BY: - May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON — Florida lawmakers in Congress are demanding answers from the Trump administration after reports surfaced this week that the Department of Homeland Security intends to send hundreds of immigrants per month to Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Republicans and Democrats alike in Florida’s congressional delegation were surprised by the reports that local officials had […]