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Black vote splits to let Rashida Tlaib win Michigan 13th District

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Black vote splits to let Rashida Tlaib win Michigan 13th District

Black vote splits to let Rashida Tlaib win Michigan 13th District Rashida Tlaib was able to win the office for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s 13th District in a large part because of support from activists like filmmaker Michael Moore and allies of Bernie Sanders, but mainly because her African American rivals split the Black vote decisively…

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Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

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Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections

Big picture overview of Rashida Tlaib’s and Michigan elections Although there is much focus on the fact that Rashida Tlaib is Muslim, and is touted as the “first Muslim woman” to be elected to Congress this November, her Arab heritage is of much more significance. As a Palestinian Arab, Tlaib could find herself in an…

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Trump’s popularity reinforced by biased news media coverage

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Trump’s popularity reinforced by biased news media coverage

Trump’s popularity reinforced by biased news media coverage The mainstream news media’s bias is empowering President Donald Trump. So far, every one of their predictions has been wrong, from asserting he could never with the presidency to claims he would be impeached before completing his first year. What the news media is doing is helping…

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Arab Americans in Michigan have much at stake in Aug. 7 vote

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Arab Americans in Michigan have much at stake in Aug. 7 vote

Arab Americans in Michigan have much at stake in Aug. 7 vote Michigan, which has one of the largest Arab American populations, will vote on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in primary elections. Many Arab Americans are on the ballot including Abdul El-Sayed for Governor on the Democratic ticket, and Rashida Tlaib for Congress, also on the…

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

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Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk

Arab American presence in U.S. Congress at risk There are only a few Arab American members serving in the U.S. Congress but keeping that balance stable could be a challenge. Three Arab American congressmen have left or retired from office leaving four incumbents. Six more are running in five districts, including one race where two…

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Anti-gun protests missing the target

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Anti-gun protests missing the target

Anti-gun protests missing the target I’m glad young people are taking to the streets to protest for justice but they need to refocus their aim at the real issue of stopping violence and not the partisan political issue of attacking the NRA. They should be protesting in neighborhoods against street gangs, not engaging in partisan…

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC In the heated battle for the 3rd Congressional District in the March 20, 2018 Democratic Primary, which has one of the largest concentrations of Arab American voters in the country, incumbent conservative Dan Lipinski squeaked out a slim victory over liberal challenger Marie Newman….

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Trump factor in Illinois being over-played

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Trump factor in Illinois being over-played

Trump factor in Illinois being over-played Just like in the 2016 presidential election campaigns, the mainstream news media is getting it wrong.  Every newspaper predicted that Hillary Clinton would easily defeat Donald Trump in the November 8, 2016 presidential election. Every poll, every pundit and every journalist made the prediction as if it were a…

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

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Why conspiracy theories are necessary

Why conspiracy theories are necessary Youtube has launched a campaign to delete and ban videos that promote “conspiracy theories” that trend against mainstream acceptance and news media coverage. But is that a wise thing to allow? Conspiracy theories keep the American public aware of instances when conspiracy theories are actually a reality By Ray Hanania…

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3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote

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3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote

3rd District congressional race attracts Arab American vote Contentious election to represent the 3rd Congressional District in Illinois has energized Arab American voters. But can it trigger an “Arab American Spring?” The race between 7-term congressman Dan Lipinski and newcomer Marie Newman pits traditional conservative Democrats against liberal Democrats in the March 20, 2018 primary…

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