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Ever since becoming one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress—an honor she shares with fellow Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan—Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota found herself a favorite target of President Donald Trump, his supporters, Evangelical Christians and other assorted bigots and conspiracy theorists.

But just what is it about Omar that they love to hate?

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The Iowa State Fair is a mainstay for presidential candidates vying for favor among the swing state's undecided voters. This year is no different.

Candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination descended on Iowa this past weekend to eat fair food, speak with voters, and address fairgoers in "soapbox" speeches.

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Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images; Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

While much of the United States expressed dismay over presidential racist Twitter posts and MAGA rallies. some conservatives attacked President Donald Trump for not going far enough. Ann Coulter, former right wing media juggernaut wrote the book In Trump We Trust, but changed from praise to criticism after the President failed to keep his campaign promises.

Coulter posted frequent Twitter posts asking why there was no wall at the southern border. In response to her tweets, Trump called Coulter a "Wacky Nut Job."

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New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—as a visitor to government run detention centers—gave testimony at Friday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the child separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Representative talked about her conversations with 17 women who were being held at detention facilities.

The congresswoman—who has been accused of lying about her experiences by members of the Trump administration—asked to be sworn in.

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President Donald Trump signs an executive order during an East Room event at the White House March 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump signed the executive order to require colleges to support free speech. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Conservatives put pressure on the Trump administration to ensure their free speech and freedom of religion, even if their definition includes silencing or negating the rights of others. In July 2018, President Donald Trump created—through then Attorney General Jeff Sessions—a religious liberty task force at the Justice Department to address some of those concerns.

The move was lauded by the President's Evangelical Christian base but criticized by human rights organizations as a free pass to discriminate in secular arenas while citing religion.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her husband former President Bill Clinton, and daughter Chelsea watch Lady Gaga perform on a monitor backstage November 8, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Brooks Kraft/Getty Images)

A fake photo purported to be of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton—with Hillary in blackface—resurfaced on conservative social media in the wake of the Governor Ralph Northam controversy. But now the former first couple's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, is responding to the false claims.

The photo originally spread through links to Imgur, but was deleted after being reported as a site violation. The story went on to be repeated by fake news and conspiracy theory blogs, including InfoWars.

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President Donald Trump press conference, New York City, September 26, 2018. (TIME/YouTube)

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump gave a press conference in New York City to cap off his visit to the city. He came back to his hometown to address the United Nations on Monday—which lead to an awkward moment that people continue to talk about.

For most pundits and members of the public, the President's 81 minute wide-ranging press conference resulted in another swing and a miss. The general consensus in the press and on social media characterized Trump as rambling and even incoherent at times.

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