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Protesters walk during the Women’s March in January 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The Democratic National Committee is the latest in a growing list of institutions to rescind their sponsorship of the national Women’s March, which is facing backlash over claims of anti-Semitism ahead of its annual event on Saturday, The Daily Beast reports.

Why it matters: Women's March co-founder Tamika Mallory appeared on The View Monday and defended her ties to Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam known for his anti-Semitic rhetoric. Allegations of anti-semitism have clouded this year's march and divided the organization, which in 2017 organized one of the largest protests in U.S. history.

Details: The DNC was listed as one of the "2019 Women’s March Sponsors" as recently as Sunday, per The Daily Beast. But as of Tuesday, it's longer listed on the website.

  • A DNC official declined a request by the publication to comment on the matter, but the committee provided a statement about its decision not to participate in this year's event.
"The DNC stands in solidarity with all those fighting for women's rights and holding the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers across the country accountable. Women are on the front lines of fighting back against this administration and are the core of our Democratic Party."  
— Sabrina Singh, DNC deputy communications director

BuzzFeed News' Ruby Cramer also reported Tuesday that many 2020 Democratic hopefuls are distancing themselves from the Women's March as a result of the controversy.

Go deeper: Accusations of anti-Semitism divide Women's March organizers

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton at February's Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Twitter on Monday filed a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), saying that his office launched an investigation into the social media giant because it banned former President Trump from its platform.

Driving the news: Twitter is seeking to halt an investigation launched by Paxton into moderation practices by Big Tech firms including Twitter for what he called "the seemingly coordinated de-platforming of the President," days after they banned him following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sen. Roy Blunt's retirement highlights the twin challenge facing Senate Republicans: finding good replacement candidates and avoiding a pathway for potential troublemakers to join their ranks.

Why it matters: While the midterm elections are supposed to be a boon to the party out of power, the recent run of retirements — which may not be over — is upending that assumption for the GOP in 2022.

Congressional diversity growing - slowly

Data: Brookings Institution and Pew Research Center; Note: No data on Native Americans in Congress before the 107th Congress; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

The number of non-white senators and House members in the 535-seat Congress has been growing steadily in the past several decades — but representation largely lags behind the overall U.S. population.

Why it matters: Non-whites find it harder to break into the power system because of structural barriers such as the need to quit a job to campaign full time for office, as Axios reported in its latest Hard Truths Deep Dive.