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McCarthy Slams Dems for Passing Minimum Wage Bill

GOP leader says Dems are jeopardizing economy to fulfill 'unpopular partisan pledge'

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour on Thursday, earning sharp criticism from House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who says the bill jeopardizes the current economic success the country is enjoying.

Ilhan Omar Told Jewish Voters She Opposed BDS During Election

Omar now a co-sponsor of pro-BDS legislation

Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) backing of pro-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) legislation in the House comes just about a year after she told Jewish voters in her district she viewed the anti-Israel movement as counter-productive to peace efforts.

Cory Booker’s Campaign Has a Spending Problem

Filing shows 30% of campaign spending going to staff salaries

Salary expenses for Cory Booker's presidential campaign were among the highest in the Democratic primary field, but his fundraising haul fell short of his top competitors, raising questions about the New Jersey senator's lasting power in the race.

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Announces Fundraising Record

McCarthy credits $33.7 million haul to 'inept new Democrat socialist party'

No House Republican has ever raised as much money in the first half of a year as Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) has thus far in 2019, according to fundraising figures released by his campaign on Wednesday morning.

Kamala Harris’s Ancestors Owned Slaves, Her Father Says

Presidential hopeful's Jamaican father wrote about his slave-holding ancestor

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) is the descendant of an Irishman who owned a slave plantation in Jamaica, according to her father's lengthy ancestral summary of his side of the family.

Ilhan Omar Admits Lying to High School Students

Omar told a fake story to illustrate 'American racism, cruelty and injustice'

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) admitted to flubbing the facts of an anecdote she told a large group of students to illustrate the "racism, cruelty, and injustice" she's seen in America since being accepted as a refugee more than two decades ago.

Warren Helped Confirm Clueless Obama Bundlers as Ambassadors

Warren pledges not to put donors in diplomatic posts after voting to confirm Obama donors to key posts

Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren's pledge to end the practice of tapping political donors to be ambassadors comes after years of silence during the Barack Obama presidency, when she voted to confirm numerous donors with no diplomatic experience.

New York Review of Books Slams Mayor Pete

'Buttigieg often approaches himself with Spock-like detachment'

A new review of Pete Buttigieg's Shortest Way Home pushes back against praise of it as the best political biography since Barack Obama's 2008 book, instead finding Buttigieg's presentation of his life to be devoid of any actual "human experience" or "self-analysis."