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Exclusive: Ben Carson: ‘Hypocritical’ Democrats Concerned with Child Housing but Support Late-Term Abortion

Ben Carson was questioned about his leadership at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and he is pushing back. One of the issues that came up in a contentious House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday was a HUD rule that would enforce an existing law that only U.S. citizens or legal residents have access to federal housing benefits. The same HUD rule  would amend the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980 to make sure that people in the country illegally don’t displace Americans from getting housing assistance.…

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Ilhan Omar: U.S. Strategy in Syria Taking ‘Cues’ from Russia, Turkey, Israel

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy to resolve the Syrian conflict is taking “cues” from Russia, Turkey, and Israel, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) argued during a House panel hearing Wednesday without acknowledging that the three countries stand on opposing sides of the more than eight-year-old war. During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Omar told Ambassador James Jeffrey, the president’s special envoy for Syria engagement who was invited to testify: It seems that the particular conflict in Syria is being birthed out of a need for the people…

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Ilhan Omar Complains Trump Is Droning Jihadis in Somalia ‘to Death’

WASHINGTON, DC — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), during a House panel hearing on Thursday, complained that U.S. President Donald Trump has dramatically intensified American airstrikes in her native Somalia that have killed hundreds of members of the al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab. Describing herself as “an African on this committee,” she suggested that the Trump administration should “reassess” the way it deals with al-Shabaab and other jihadis in Somalia. Her comments came during a hearing by the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Omar told the Trump administration witnesses invited to testify: I just wanted…

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