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

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