1. Senate committee rejects proposal to require congressional approval before US strike on Iran
    The Senate Foreign Relations committee on Wednesday rejected a Democratic proposal to require congressional approval before the United States takes any military action against Iran. The panel voted 13-9 against the proposal, according to Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), who co-sponsored the measure with Sen. Tom Udall (D-UT). Every Republican on the panel voted against the […]
  2. Ben Carson guts homeless shelter gender protections 24 hours after telling Congress he wouldn’t
    Transgender and gender non-conforming people could soon be barred from federally funded shelters, after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced plans Wednesday to scrap recently added regulator protections. HUD’s rulemaking would rescind the Equal Access Rule that currently requires shelters that wish to segregate clients according to their gender to modify their […]
  3. Trump’s lectern-based summation of the Mueller investigation is misleading
    The most recent iteration of Infrastructure Week came to an abrupt halt Wednesday when President Donald Trump called off negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), vowing not to work with Democrats until they cease all meaningful oversight activity over his presidency. There was, perhaps, an early warning that […]
  4. The boycott threat over Georgia’s abortion ban is growing
    A growing number of filmmakers and production companies are announcing they will not do business in Georgia following the state’s decision to enact a six-week abortion ban. Emmy-award-winning director Reed Morano was set to visit Georgia this week to scout locations to film the upcoming Amazon show The Power, but she instead canceled the trip and pulled […]
  5. Donald Trump’s defense in Deutsche Bank subpoena case is thoroughly bogus
    A U.S. District judge is expected to rule Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s request to block Deutsche Bank and Capital One from complying with subpoenas from the House Financial Services and Intelligence committees, which are seeking records related to the president’s business dealings. The impending decision from Judge Edgardo Ramos comes just days after a […]