publication date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (part of Spring 2019)

category: Government

clue: Judging from her first two months in office, Minnesotans elected a lightning rod for controversy to represent them.

explanation: Omar, a freshman in the House of Representatives, has been at the center of a number of controversies, such as her criticisms of Israel's settlement policy and a Fox News host's questioning of her patriotism because she wears a hijab. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Stan Iwanchuk


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