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Luria for Congress

One of Virginia's most vulnerable Democratic Congresswomen, Elaine Luria, kicked off her reelection campaign with a powerful new ad detailing her two decades' of service and the reverence she holds for the Oath of Office.

Luria mentions in the ad that she first took the Oath at 17 years old upon entering the Naval Academy, taking the Oath again many times over with each promotion and, most recently, when inaugurated into Congress in January 2019.

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Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) passed away last week at the age of 68.

As Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Cummings was known throughout his decades-long career as a man of immense moral integrity and levelheaded counsel.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 7: (AFP OUT) U.S President Donald Trump attends the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast on February 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. In his speech Trump assured that his administration will protect religious liberties. (Photo by Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images)

The 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution is pretty clear when it comes to the citizenship status of babies born on the country's soil:

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."

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Gerrymandering—the practice of deceptively drawing congressional districts to give one party an electoral advantage—has plagued American democracy for over a century. Boundaries are drawn illogically for the sole purpose of including voters of one party in order to give that district a partisan hold.

In the United States, the unethical practice has largely benefitted Republicans. Just last month, the majority Republican-appointed Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can't intervene with partisan gerrymandering at the state level, despite gerrymandering producing an overwhelming amount of Republican state legislatures.

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President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that four minority representatives—Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Ilhan Omar—"originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe." He urged them to go back to their countries and repair situations there before critiquing the United States.

All four of the Congresswomen are American citizens. Three of the four were born in the United States.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 7: (AFP OUT) U.S President Donald Trump attends the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast on February 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. In his speech Trump assured that his administration will protect religious liberties. (Photo by Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump disturbed Americans everywhere on Sunday when a Twitter thread of his expressed a new and deeper level of racist sentiment.

Railing against the "Squad" of freshman progressive lawmakers—Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Trump claimed that the women should "go back" to their countries.

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As concerns mount over the inhumane conditions of migrant detention centers across the nation, Vice President Mike Pence visited two border facilities in McAllen, Texas on Friday.

The Vice President soon tweeted about the Donna Processing Center, a two month old tent facility, praising the center's "humane and compassionate care."

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