Facebook is refusing to remove an attack ad falsely linking Rep. Ilhan Omar to Hamas

Facebook refused to remove an attack ad falsely linking Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to Hamas, even after her aides said similar claims had resulted in death threats to the lawmaker in the past.

The ad was produced by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobbying group, and showed the face of the Minnesota lawmaker, who is Muslim, superimposed onto rockets fired by Gaza militants toward Israel.

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CounterPunch: Is Biden Ghosting Yemen?

In his first major foreign policy address on February 4, President Joe Biden announced that he was “ending all support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales.”

Biden’s announcement sounded too good to be true. A Saudi Arabian-led coalition has been at war with Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels since 2015. Since 2015, the US has provided the coalition with intelligence, targeting assistance, spare parts for coalition aircraft, arms sales, and (until November 2018) in-flight refueling of coalition warplanes. Yemenis speak of the “Saudi-American war.”

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Biden can’t name Rahm Emanuel as ambassador because of Laquan McDonald

OPINION: An Ambassador Rahm Emanuel would amount to nothing less than a slap in the face to Black voters who supported Biden, and the Black Lives Matter movement

President Joe Biden reportedly selected Rahm Emanuel, the former Chicago mayor and Obama chief of staff, as his pick for U.S. Ambassador to Japan.

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Palestinian Rights Are Worth Fighting For,’ Says Congress’s Champion of Human Rights

There are few things rarer in American government than a member of Congress who’s openly critical of Israel. In recent years, as bipartisan consensus has vanished on virtually every conceivable subject, Israel remains one on which members of both parties are virtually indistinguishable in their blanket support.

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Will Biden cancel massive student loan debt? Suddenly, that's looking doubtful

The forgiveness of a significant chunk of the nation’s student loan debt has seemingly been just around the corner since Joe Biden’s election victory in November.

Four months into his term, the pressure remains on Biden to follow through on a campaign promise to forgive $10,000 in federal student loans for every borrower.

Meanwhile, an answer to a bigger question could come as early as next week: whether the president has the power to wipe out five times as much student debt. That would give millions of Americans a much smaller overall debt load.

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Congress: Oppose the American Jobs Plan At Your Own Risk