Latest Ilhan Omar News

Group says misinformation on the rise on Facebook

Nov. 11, 2019 3:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about misinformation on Facebook, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a false story about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar had an estimated 770,000 views. It had an estimated 77,000 views. A corrected version of the story is below: Group says misinformation on...

GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

Nov. 11, 2019 2:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020. The decision comes...

Pressley breaks with 'The Squad,' backs Warren for president

Nov. 6, 2019 2:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts is endorsing home-state Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign — breaking with other members of "The Squad," who backed Bernie Sanders. Three other freshman women of color, Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria...

US Rep. Ilhan Omar divorces husband in Minnesota

Nov. 5, 2019 6:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar has officially divorced from her husband in Minnesota, just a month after she filed a petition saying there was an "irretrievable breakdown" in their marriage. Omar and Ahmed Hirsi had been married since January 2018 but were longtime partners. Omar says Hirsi is the...

Trump Jr claims JFK wouldn't fit in modern Democratic Party

Nov. 5, 2019 12:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. claimed Tuesday that the modern-day Democratic Party has moved so far left it would have rejected President John F. Kennedy as an "alt-right, neo-Nazi terrorist." The president's son launched the broadside against Democrats during an interview on Fox News to promote his...

Rep. Pressley in no rush to endorse in Democratic primary

Nov. 4, 2019 6:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley says she's being courted by top party candidates for president for her endorsement. But unlike her fellow members of the "squad" — four Democratic freshmen female representatives of color who have been sharp critics of President Donald Trump...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 1, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Joe Biden, while vice president, leaked the identities of special ops...

Bipartisan House OKs bill hitting Turkey for Syria incursion

Oct. 29, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill punishing Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria and illustrating both parties' dismay with President Donald Trump's retreat from the region sailed easily through the House on Tuesday. The bill marks both parties' latest show of disapproval for Trump's decision this...

US experiments in Texas with plan to speed asylum decisions

Oct. 28, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities are testing a program to speed up reviews of asylum claims at a Texas Border Patrol station, offering a glimpse of how the Trump administration may enforce its partial asylum ban. The pilot project, called the "Prompt Asylum Case Review" system, began Oct....

Trump-Netanyahu embrace boosts progressive Jewish Americans

Oct. 28, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Israel and the United States grapple with uncertain politics that could have a massive effect on the future of Israel-Palestinian relations, politically progressive Jewish Americans are showcasing their influence. Five Democratic presidential candidates addressed thousands of attendees...