Obama to Democrats: “Avoid a circular firing squad”

Both the former president and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are warning members of their party that purity tests don’t win elections

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State Rep. Ilhan Omar takes the oath of office as the 2017 Legislature convened Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn.Jim Mone / AP

US Politics Is Embroiled In Its Own Anti-Semitism Row – Here’s What It’s All About

An ugly backlash erupted within the Democratic Party over comments made by Ilhan Omar, a recently-elected congresswoman from Minnesota.

There is an ongoing dispute about how to deal with the fall-out, and of course, Donald Trump has waded in by tweeting his disgust about how it’s being dealt with – despite well-documented issues with anti-Semitism among his support base.

The controversy has echoes of the anti-Semitism row that has engulfed UK politics, with Omar’s outspoken comments about Israel similar to those voiced by some on the British left-wing.

John McCain’s daughter takes swipe at Donald Trump during funeral: ‘America was always great’

John McCain’s daughter has said her father embodied “American greatness” as she used his funeral to dismiss “cheap rhetoric” in … More