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Last night, Trump nominated federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left by Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. This morning, Politico reported that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to block Kavanaugh and told CBS This Morning that “I don’t think he would have been put on this list had he not been one of these hard right judges.” Who is Kavanaugh, though, other than one of the judges who famously argued for Clinton’s impeachment? We’ve compiled a list of just some of the reasons why Trump's...
Pregnant immigrant women detained in ICE detention centers are not receiving adequate medical treatment during miscarriages, reports BuzzFeed News; one woman said that she asked for medical care when she realized she was miscarrying and was refused; instead, she "spent about eight days lying down." According to doctors and lawyers involved in these cases, the policies directing the treatment of pregnant women have changed during the Trump administration, leading to more health risks for pregnant women. Read more at BuzzFeed News. The Government Will Fail To...
The UN was expected to pass a resolution that would require countries to provide accurate information about the benefits of breastfeeding, and to limit the inaccuracy of marketing for formula and other substitutes. In another attack on women and children, the US opposed this resolution and blackmailed smaller countries into opposing it as well. Check out the full story from The New York Times. Federal Authorities Use DNA Tests To Reunite Families After a federal court ordered the Trump administration to reunite families, officials are scrambling because...
Between children representing themselves in court and Trump’s creepy qualifications for a Supreme Court justice nominee, it’s been hard to feel patriotic this year. But one woman, Therese Patricia Okoumou of Staten Island and the New York-based direct action group Rise and Resist, made us all proud this holiday by scaling the base of the Statue of Library in protest against current immigration policies and the Trump Administration. Okoumou was arrested for trespassing and pleaded not guilty yesterday in federal court. “Michelle Obama said when they go low, we...
Our favorite political celebrity Chrissy Teigen spoke out at the Keep Families Together Rally in L.A. this weekend, bringing her infant son Miles onstage and speaking proudly about her experience as the daughter of an immigrant, Cosmopolitan reports. Teigen gave a passionate speech about how “immigrants don’t come here to take from us, they add to what makes America special.” Read more at Cosmopolitan. Trump’s Office For Report Immigrant Crime Doesn’t Have Much to Do For all of Trump’s talk about “criminal aliens,” the call center he...
Yesterday's Annapolis, Maryland shooter had a history of harassing women, like many mass shooters do. The suspect in custody for the murder of five people at The Capital Gazette newspaper reportedly held a grudge against the newspaper because they reported about the harassment case set against him by a former high school peer. Read more at CBS News. Almost 600 Women Arrested for Protesting ICE The Women’s March organized a sit-in to protest ICE at the Senate’s Hart Office Building yesterday, and almost 600 women were arrested....
Search “#DisabledAndCute” on Twitter, and you’ll be deluged with sweet selfies—thanks to Keah Brown. Brown, who has cerebral palsy, first tweeted a few photos of herself in 2017 with that hashtag, and hundreds of disabled people from around the world responded with pix of their own. Over a year later, #DisabledAndCute is still going strong, with new photos and messages being tweeted daily. “It was just me being like, ‘Hey, guess what? I like me now,’” Brown, 26, says. “I wanted to show that you...
A recent bill in the Ohio House of Representatives would require school workers, psychologists, and social workers to tell parents if their child is trans, or else risk being charged with a felony, The Daily Dot reports. Bill 658, introduced by Republican Reps. Tom Brinkman and Rep. Paul Zeltwanger, says parents have the right to decide whether they want their minor child to undergo treatment or to transition. If passed, it would grant parents the rights to withhold “treatment or activities that are designed and intended...
Justice Anthony Kennedy announced yesterday that he’ll be retiring next month, giving Trump the opportunity to bring a dangerously conservative, pro-life judge onto the Supreme Court. There are many rights at stake—Kennedy has been a moderate swing vote since 1988, siding with the Affordable Care Act, marriage equality, and the upholding of Roe v. Wade.  You can check out Trump’s short list of nominees on Politico, but it isn’t looking great. Trump’s a fan of William Pryor, who previously called Roe “the worst abomination of constitutional law...
Rep. Maxine Waters responded to a tweet from Donald Trump in which he criticized her for encouraging people to harm his supporters by calling for public protest of his Cabinet members. Waters remarked on Monday, “Protest is civility. Protest is about peaceful resistance to the kinds of actions we are experiencing.” Read more at CNN. An Account Of Sexism At PixarA former graphic designer for Pixar gives an account of her sex-based mistreatment at the company, including open sexism and harassment from former chief creative officer John...