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Ahiza Garcia

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at ahiza@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Countless kids across America grow up playing with Lego toys.

But Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Wednesday he sees something sinister in “The Lego Movie,” which debuted last year and was based on the popular multi-colored building blocks and yellow figurines.

He accused “The Lego Movie” of being “insidious” propaganda that teaches children that “government is good and business if bad.”

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A man from the Phoenix area reportedly plans to hold a rally and “draw Muhammad” cartoon contest on Friday outside the mosque that the two Garland, Texas gunmen and alleged Islamic State sympathizers attended.

Television station KPNX reported that Jon Ritzheimer planned to hold the event in response to the cartoon contest that was hosted by anti-Muslim activist Pam Geller on May 3 in Garland, Texas. That competition was interrupted by two armed men who were allegedly Islamic State sympathizers and who opened fire outside before being killed by security officers.

The mosque where the new contest is planned, the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, is the same one the gunman attended before the attack, according to CNN.

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