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Reuters PoliticsJun 18, 2019
Defying Trump, U.S. senator moves toward vote to block Saudi arms sales
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez began the formal process on Tuesday of blocking President Donald Trump's plan to proceed with more than $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional consent.

The Daily BeastJun 18, 2019
Group That Got AOC Elected Announces Democratic Primary Challenge to Her Neighbor
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyAlmost a year after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in a district encompassing parts of the Bronx and Queens, a deeply entrenched New York Democrat from a neighboring district faces a similar challenger.

Jamaal Bowman, a middle school principal and former teacher, on Tuesday announced his primary campaign against Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) with the backing of Justice Democrats, the insurgent left group that recruited and helped elect Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

Engel, a powerful House Democrat who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has been in Congress since 1989 and has been viewed as a member ripe for a challenge from the left.

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CNN PoliticsJun 18, 2019
Analysis: This is why Jon Stewart is so mad about 9/11 funding
What brought comedian and activist Jon Stewart to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to shame Congress is the fact that while new victims of 9/11 are identified every day, the fund set up to help them is about out of money.

Fox PoliticsJun 17, 2019
Omar calls for US to ‘return to table' after report on Iran's uranium threat, blames Trump
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, one of Congress' most vocal critics of President Trump, placed the blame squarely on the White House after Iran announced it could enrich uranium up to 20 percent -- just a step below weapons-grade level.
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