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Continetti: ‘The Democratic Party Is in Trouble’ If The Squad Is Seen as Its Mascot

Washington Free Beacon Editor-in-Chief Matt Continetti warned that the “Squad” will end up hurting the Democratic Party if the group is seen as its mascot during an appearance on Fox News.

Host Brett Baier asked the panelists about the ongoing conflict between President Donald Trump and the four far-left lawmakers who have become known as “The Squad:” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.).

Trump on Omar: ‘There’s a Lot of Talk About the Fact That She Was Married to Her Brother’

President Donald Trump addressed a question about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D., Minn.) marital history on Wednesday, saying “there’s a lot of talk” about her having been married to her brother.

“Well, there’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it. I hear she was married to her brother. You’re asking me a question about it. I don’t know, but I’m sure that somebody would be looking at that,” Trump said at the White House.

MSNBC Host: ‘Every Single Playbook’ from Trump Suggests Another Holocaust Coming

MSNBC host Donny Deutsch went on a lengthy rant against President Donald Trump and his white supporters Wednesday, suggesting that another Holocaust was in the making under his leadership.

Deutsch, who hosts Saturday Night Politics, was fired up over the fallout from Trump’s widely criticized tweets telling four minority Democratic congresswomen to “go back” to their countries of origin and fix their governments; three of the congresswomen were born in the United States.

McBath (D) Accepts Max Contribution from Jane Fonda

Rep. Lucy McBath (D., Ga.) accepted two donations totaling $5,000 from actress and longtime antiwar activist Jane Fonda in June, according to the most recent campaign finance reports.

The $2,800 contribution for the primary election is the maximum amount McBath can accept from the progressive actress. McBath also received a $2,200 donation from Fonda for her general election fund on the same day as the primary contribution.

Iran Arrests Paris-Based Academic, France Demands Answers

Iran confirmed Tuesday that it arrested Fariba Adelkhah, a prominent French-Iranian academic, but refused to provide details on her situation.

“This person was detained recently … but due to the nature of the case, this is not the proper time to give any information about it,” said Gholamhossein Esmaili, a spokesman for Iran’s judiciary. “More transparent information will be provided as the case progresses.”

Ilhan Omar Pushes Pro-BDS Resolution, Opposes Israeli Aid Bill

Freshman representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), whose past anti-Semitic remarks have drawn widespread condemnation, is pushing a pro-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) resolution in Congress this week.

Omar is co-sponsoring the resolution, which would affirm the right to engage in boycotts as a First Amendment freedom, with Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) and John Lewis (D., Ga.).

Sanders: Single Payer Means Tax Hikes for Middle Class

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said that if his Medicare-for-All tax plan is adopted, he will impose tax hikes on the middle class because “health care is not free.” Sanders’s comment came in response to a question from the Washington Post‘s Robert Costa during an interview on Tuesday.

“Should the middle class at all have a stake in creating a system like Medicare-for-All through a bit of a higher tax rate?” Costa asked.