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U.S. House turns aside attempt to censure Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib over Israel remarks

BY: - November 2, 2023

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to quash an effort to censure Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib after Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene accused her of “antisemitic activity.” The motion to table the resolution, introduced by Greene on Oct. 24, succeeded in a 222-186 vote Wednesday night. The Georgia Republican falsely accused […]

U.S. House Dems pass anti-Islamophobia bill, condemn Boebert remarks

BY: and - December 15, 2021

The U.S. House following a vitriolic debate passed a bill along party lines Tuesday night to create a State Department office that would counter Islamophobia worldwide. Democrats said a conflict much closer to home showed the need to confront anti-Muslim bigotry. The bill sponsored by Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-Minn.), picked up momentum after Colorado Republican […]

U.S. House progressives file resolution yanking Colorado GOP congresswoman’s committee assignments

BY: - December 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House progressives are pushing to strip Rep. Lauren Boebert of her committee assignments after the Colorado Republican suggested Minnesota’s Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of only three Muslims in Congress, was a terrorist. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, (D-Mass.), introduced a resolution Wednesday to remove Boebert from the Natural Resources Committee and Budget Committee for […]

U.S. House Dems mull how to address GOP lawmaker’s anti-Muslim remarks

BY: - November 30, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday that Democrats are weighing what to do about Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado in connection with anti-Muslim comments she made about a colleague in the House. “We’re considering what action ought to be taken,” said Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, at a briefing with reporters. Hoyer would […]

Right-wing congresswoman issues apology after “suicide-bomber” reference to Muslim lawmaker

BY: - November 29, 2021

In response, Rep. Ilhan Omar describes Colorado’s Rep. Lauren Boebert as a ‘buffoon’ Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert issued an apology Friday after a video circulated showing her suggest that if Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were wearing a backpack then Boebert would suspect her of being a suicide bomber. Boebert, a Republican from the […]

National publication: “North Carolina’s lieutenant governor has Jewish community on high alert”

BY: - February 19, 2021

You may want to find a calm and peaceful moment to do so and take a few deep breaths before plunging in, but if you care about North Carolina and its future, you would probably do well to read reporter Matthew Cassel’s story for Jewish Insider this morning about the highest ranking Republican in state […]


New NC congressman says he’s for converting Jews and Muslims to Christianity

BY: - November 17, 2020

There was never much doubt that Madison Cawthorn, the new, 25-year-old congressman-elect from North Carolina’s 11th District would be offering up some interesting takes on politics, policy and life. Cawthorn, who eked out a second place finish in a crowded GOP primary in March, defeated an opponent favored by outgoing Congressman and current Trump chief-of-staff […]


Former NC pol Tony Tata could soon be top Pentagon policy official after all

BY: - November 10, 2020

It may not last for long, but it appears the never-ending chaos and dysfunction in the Trump administration will soon lead to former North Carolina Transportation Secretary and Wake County school superintendent Tony Tata serving as the top policy official in the U.S. Defense Department. As you will recall, Tata, who is a retired Army […]


Civil rights groups express vehement opposition to Tony Tata’s nomination for Pentagon post

BY: - June 25, 2020

As reported in this space last week, President Trump’s nomination of former North Carolina Department of Transportation secretary, Wake County schools superintendent and pulp fiction author Tony Tata to a high-level post in the Pentagon has provoked strenuous opposition from groups and individuals concerned about numerous outrageous statements Tata has made (and positions he’s voiced) […]

Former NC pol, Anthony Tata, opposed for Pentagon post over Islamophobia, slurs against Obama

BY: - June 16, 2020

CNN is reporting that Anthony Tata, a former army officer who courted controversy while later serving as Wake County schools superintendent and Secretary of Transportation under Gov. Pat McCrory, is now drawing heated opposition in his bid to serve as a high Pentagon official in the Trump administration. This is from a CNN story posted […]


Hotel chain on use of its Charlotte facility by group featuring extremist speakers: “Meh”

BY: - September 26, 2019

As Policy Watch reported earlier this morning, a growing number of voices are calling on Lt. Gov. Dan Forest to withdraw from next week’s “North Carolina Renewal Project” event at the Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel. This includes the Washington, DC-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which decried the idea of a public official like Forest […]

National Muslim civil rights group: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest should not speak before anti-Muslim group

BY: - September 25, 2019

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest to withdraw from headlining an event featuring several figures known for controversial anti-Islamic remarks. Forest headlining such an event sends a dangerous message, said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “By sharing the stage with anti-Muslim speakers, the lieutenant governor […]