A bipartisan group of senators said Gillibrand’s bill is the best way to protect military sexual assault victims—and that the president could convince Congress of this “overnight.”
Texas, Illinois, New York, and California: These are just a few of the states where people have marched in protest of the St. Louis County Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. These acts of civil disobedience mark a new wave of unrest in the United States since Brown’s death. People are tired of the racial discrimination still embedded into our society, and protesters say they won’t stop until change is made. The demonstrations documented in this video from RuptlyTV were held in Washington, D.C. on November 29.
Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo talk with political analyst Zerlina Maxwell about the nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general.
The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat said the middle class “knows in its gut” that only a “strong and active government” can stop the economic bleeding that has caused median incomes to drop $3,600 since President Bush first took office in 2001.
Dozens of immigrants and activists gathered at the Washington, D.C., offices of United We Dream on Thursday to hear what President Obama would say to the nation about their families and their community.
The lawsuit claims the administration abused its authority in delaying the implementation of a key portion of the Affordable Care Act.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America circulated a memo last week calling on Congress to fund four key women’s health issues, using both an omnibus appropriations bill and the annual defense authorization bill.
In a key win for the Obama administration, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Nina Pillard authored an opinion that should put to rest any remaining legal threats to the contraception benefit.
Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.
Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Harry Reid all won re-election to their leadership positions. But Elizabeth Warren’s inclusion in Democratic leadership could signal more progressive priorities.