Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyFormer Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project Frustration builds in key committee ahead of Graham subpoena vote Rosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia investigation probe MORE (R-Iowa), who wrote a sternly worded letter to Trump earlier this month demanding a more detailed explanation for Linick’s ouster, said a five-page response received from White House counsel Pat Cipollone this week didn’t provide enough information. … [Read more...] about Democrats broaden probe into firing of State Department watchdog
Now, the State Department website says “sex change”—a term that media outlets now avoid because it’s seen as archaic and insensitive—instead of “gender transition” and “sex marker” instead of “gender marker.” Indeed, the new page barely acknowledges that gender can go beyond the sex one was assigned at birth—and when it does, it goes out of its way to dash the hopes of non-binary Americans who hoped they would soon be able to get an “X” on their passports like their Canadian neighbors. … [Read more...] about Trump State Department Just Made an Ominous Passport Change for Transgender Americans
“Regardless of whether they appeal or not, I think this decision is very telling in the fact that this judge recognizes the existence of both intersex people and people who are non-binary—and [he] recognizes that there’s no justification or discriminating against a person and denying them their basic identity document and their ability to leave the country, simply for not wanting to lie on a passport application,” Castillo said. … [Read more...] about Will the State Department Fight Non-Binary Passports?
Pompeo reportedly discussed the visa cancellations with White House officials Tuesday. The move is estimated to result in the expulsion of at least 3,000 students, all with reported direct ties to the Communist Party of China. In total, there are roughly 360,000 Chinese students enrolled in the American university system. … [Read more...] about REPORT: State Department Preparing To Cancel Thousands Of Visas For Chinese Students
While there have been promises of expediting the federal investigation, on the occasions when DOJ opens these cases, it usually takes years to file charges. Instead of complicating a homicide investigation and allowing this administration to pretend that it cares about issues of police misconduct and racial discrimination, DOJ should step aside and allow the local community to heal with local officials leading any prosecutive effort to seek justice for George Floyd’s family and friends. … [Read more...] about The Department of Justice should step aside in the George Floyd case