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Wexton (D) Defends Omar: Trump, Foreign Governments ‘Trying to Divide Us’

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D., Va.) has been defending Democratic colleague Ilhan Omar against charges of anti-Semitism, saying that the Israel-obsessed freshman lawmaker is a “victim” of smears from “foreign governments that are trying to divide us,” according to recent video from a town hall event.

Wexton came to Omar’s defense in response to questions from a concerned Jewish constituent during an event held Sunday at the Goshen Post Elementary School in Aldie, Virginia.

Biden Called Court Packing a ‘Bonehead Idea’ During 1983 Hearing

Former vice president Joe Biden slammed the “bonehead idea” of packing the Supreme Court during a 1983 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, saying the last attempt put into question the independence of the Court for a decade.

The remark didn’t come during a hearing for a judge, but rather during debate over whether to allow President Ronald Reagan to replace members of the Commission on Civil Rights. Biden opposed the nominated commissioners not because he viewed them as unqualified, but because he thought Reagan’s takeover of the commission would damage its legitimacy.

Ocasio-Cortez Attends NY Panel Encouraging Boycott of Standardized Tests

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) spoke Saturday at an event focused on eliminating private education and boycotting “racial” and “gender-biased” standardized testing.

The “Education Town Hall” organized by Jackson Heights People for Public Schools included a medley of New York’s progressive organizations. NYC Opt Out, New York State Association for Bilingual Education, Network for Public Education, Class Size Matters, Alliance for Quality Education, and Allies for Public Education participated.

Castro Moves to Lock Up Spot in First Primary Debate After Beto’s Entrance

Julian Castro’s presidential campaign is moving to lock up a spot for their candidate in the Democratic Party’s first primary debate following the entry of former congressman Beto O’Rourke, a fellow Texan, into the 2020 race.

On Tuesday, Castro’s campaign sent a targeted fundraising email entitled “humbly asking” soliciting donations from supporters to ensure the candidate snags one of only 20 spots in the first Democratic presidential primary debate. A copy of the email was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. 

Inslee Doesn’t Rule Out States in U.S. Climate Alliance Becoming Separate Nation

Washington governor and Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee doesn’t rule out the possibility the 21 states in the United States Climate Alliance could become a separate nation.

Inslee spoke on the Ezra Klein Show podcast Monday about the states’ commitment to the Paris Agreement.