TPM News

Update: This post has been updated. A witness at a congressional hearing claimed Tuesday that Congress' two Muslim members spoke at a convention with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The allegations came during a Senate subcommittee hearing titled "Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts to Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism" sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

The witness, Chris Gaubatz, alleged that Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and André Carson (D-IN) participated in a 2008 convention held by the Islamic Society of North America, which Gaubatz labeled as a "Muslim Brotherhood event."

Read More →

UPDATED: June 28, 2016, 6:24 PM ET

A senior Turkish government official has told The Associated Press all initial indications suggest the Islamic State group is behind the attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport.

The official also said nearly 50 people were killed in the attack Tuesday at the airport's international terminal and as many as four attackers may have been involved.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol.

Read More →

Donald Trump's idea for a hold on Muslim immigration to the United States has stoked controversy and confusion since he first proposed it in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack at a California holiday party in December 2015.

Initially, Trump offered up an ironclad ban that would affect even Muslim-Americans traveling abroad. In the ensuing months he's pitched modified versions of that proposal, and as of this week, Trump says the proposed ban would affect only those coming from “terrorist countries” with a sustained record of attacks.

It seems as if every time the press scrambles to make sense of the latest iteration of Trump's Muslim ban, the candidate or one of his staffers shifts the terms again. Even members of his own campaign team seem unclear on where exactly their candidate stands on the ban, which has been condemned by everyone from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to President Barack Obama.

TPM tracked the shifts in Trump’s proposal over the course of the 2016 campaign, from special exemptions for the real estate mogul's friends to a broadening to immigrants from parts of the world with a "history of terrorism."

Read More →

LiveWire