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Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of people gathered outside a Muslim-American civil rights group's Los Angeles fundraising event where Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was giving a speech Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

The details: The protesters accused Omar of saying anti-Semitic remarks, according to ABC News7. Protesters held signs saying "burn the Koran," "Ilhan Omar go to hell," and “shame on you terrorists" at the Council of American-Islamic Relations of Greater Los Angeles event, a Los Angeles Daily News Ariella Plachta said in a Twitter post.

  • "A mix of MAGA hats, Jewish community members and Evangelical pro-Israel types," Plachta‏ tweeted.
  • A small group of counter-protesters displayed signs at the Woodland Hills event declaring "I stand with Ilhan." They told told ABC News7 the 37-year-old freshman Democrat was being unfairly targeted because she's black and Muslim.

The backdrop: Omar apologized in February for using language perceived as anti-Semitic while criticizing pro-Israel lobby's influence. There was further controversy this month when she suggested lawmakers and activists who support Israel hold "allegiance to a foreign country." The House passed a March resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry. The resolution was briefly delayed and language amended amid concern it unfairly singled out Omar.

Go deeper: House passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism, other bigotry

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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

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The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.

Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the Pentagon and President Biden's second Cabinet nominee to be confirmed.

House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1 p.m. the day after the article is transmitted.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
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Private equity bets on delayed tax reform in Biden administration

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

In normal times, private equity would be nervous about Democratic Party control of both the White House and Congress. But in pandemic-consumed 2021, the industry seems sanguine.

Driving the news: Industry executives and lobbyists paid very close attention to Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings this week, and came away convinced that tax reform isn't on the near-term agenda.

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