With the numbers stacked against congressional Democrats, the senator talked about the need for compromise, to work with Republicans whenever possible. “Compromise” has become a dirty word, Feinstein admitted, but she argued that in a two-party system, it’s the only way to get anything done. … [Read more...] about Feinstein answers questions; still gets hard time from protesters
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With Democrats still smarting over Republicans’ refusal to consider Barack Obama’s pick of Merrick Garland for the court, this will push them over the edge, and maybe to the polls, especially women. And Trump’s base could race to vote, because the president has talked about nominating Tom Cotton or Ted Cruz, aiming to have a court that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Mitch McConnell said Friday that Trump’s nominee — hopefully not Jeanine Pirro — will get a floor vote. … [Read more...] about Dowd: Will the election turn on RBG?
In those same post-inauguration weeks, the Justice Department under former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions has withdrawn from a suit challenging a Texas voter identification law for allegedly intentional discrimination against minority voters and abandoned a decades-old policy of looking for a “pattern or practice” of excessive force and civil rights violations by police departments, such as federal officials have investigated recently in cities like Chicago, Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo. … [Read more...] about While Trump tweets grab spotlight, appointees make crucial changes
“Rep. Lewis was a champion of the Civil Rights movement, and our Board strongly believes this is an appropriate tribute to an individual who is a true American hero. We will also honor his life’s work by continuing to promote equity, justice, tolerance and service in the work that we do,” Anderson said. … [Read more...] about Fairfax County School Board Votes To Name Robert E Lee High School After The Late Rep John Lewis
Miller said Sunday that Trump wants Biden to explain unverified reports in the New York Post that Biden’s son, Hunter, profited from lucrative deals in Ukraine through his father’s connections handling U.S. foreign policy decisions in Ukraine when the older Biden was vice president under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. … [Read more...] about Trump Advisor Signals President Could Be Less Disruptive at Thursday Debate