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Mikhael Smits Details Virginia Lawmaker’s Connections to Anti-Semitic Orgs.

Washington Free Beacon media analyst Mikhael Smits discussed Virginia delegate Ibraheem Samirah’s connections to anti-Semitic organizations, and his father’s role as a Hamas fundraiser, on the One America News Network Wednesday.

Appearing on Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler, Smits laid out the findings of his report on the member of the Virginia legislature published Tuesday by the Free Beacon.

Jayapal (D): ‘It’s a Question of When Our Country Has Single-Payer Healthcare’

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.) said on Wednesday it is “not a question of if,” but rather “a question of when” the United States has single-payer healthcare.

“As Chairman Yarmuth (D., Ky.) said in his statement, it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when our country has single-payer health care, and I, along with 109 cosponsors now…have introduced a single-payer proposal called the Medicare for All Act of 2019,” Jayapal said.

U.S. Fighter Jets Again Intercept Russian Bombers Off Alaska

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. fighter jets intercepted several Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, in the fourth and fifth such incursions this year, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday.

“The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and at no time entered U.S. or Canadian sovereign airspace,” the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Lawmaker Who Helped Write Obamacare: ‘What We Have Now Is Not Working’

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.), in a House Budget Committee hearing on single-payer health care Wednesday, said the country’s current system is not working.

“I’m also the co-sponsor of Medicare for America, I helped write the Affordable Care Act, I’m for improving it, I’m for all the plans because what we have now is not working,” Schakowsky said.

Schakowsy helped push Obamacare through the House of Representatives back in 2010.

Abrams: ‘We Won’ in Georgia Through Identity Politics

Democrat Stacey Abrams told the Center for American Progress on Wednesday that “we won” in Georgia in 2018 because her gubernatorial campaign embraced identity politics rather than shying away from it.

After stipulating earlier in her remarks that Republican Brian Kemp was the actual governor of Georgia and she wasn’t, Abrams discussed how her campaign successfully engaged minority communities to vote in 2018.

Republican Congressmen Launch War Veterans Fund PAC

Republican Reps. helped launch the War Veterans Fund PAC on Wednesday, part of a push to elect more veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2020. Speaking at the Republican National Convention headquarters, Dan Crenshaw (Texas), Mike Gallagher (Wis.), and Michael Waltz (Fla.) urged Republicans veterans wishing to continue their service to consider a run for Congress.

Twitter Co-Founder: Fox News Is ‘Much More Destructive Than Twitter’

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams on Tuesday claimed Fox News  is “much more destructive than Twitter.”

CNN Business interviewed Williams, who now runs online publishing platform Medium, at the Collision tech conference in Toronto. Williams was asked about President Donald Trump’s impact on the social media platform and how media companies are impacted by social media.

In addition to calling Trump a “master of the platform like few others,” he took a swipe at Fox News by saying it is more damaging to discourse than Trump’s tweets.

Dems Tied to Obama’s Pro-Iran ‘Echo Chamber’ Spread Terror Regime’s Anti-Trump Talking Points

A cadre of former top Obama administration figures and their allies in Congress have been working to amplify anti-Trump talking points issued by a senior Iranian regime official in what sources have described as an effort by Obama’s pro-Iran echo chamber to drive a wedge between President Donald Trump and his national security team.

As tensions mount between the United States and Iran, leading Democrats have become embroiled in controversy for widely repeating anti-Trump talking points first issued by Iran’s hardline regime.

Trump Asks How Dems Could Consider the ‘I-Word’ Over ‘Greatest Hoax in History’

President Donald Trump took questions at the White House Wednesday about investigations into his campaign and administration, calling the attendant Russia conspiracy theories “the greatest hoax in history.”

Specifically, Trump said it was “sad” that democrats had a meeting to discuss impeachment—”the ‘I’ word”, as he put it—before a previously scheduled Wednesday meeting with Trump at the White House.

“All of a sudden, I hear last night that they’re going to have a meeting right before this meeting to talk about the ‘I’ word. The ‘I’ word. Can you imagine?” he asked.