The Senate confirmed 47 Obama nominations, including a dozen judges who will serve lifetime appointments on the federal bench. Controversial anti-choice nominee Michael Boggs was not among them.
Ironically, a pair of right-wing senators objecting to Obama’s immigration reform have given Senate Democrats the chance to vote on 12 district court nominees and 11 executive branch nominees.
More than a hundred congressional staffers, along with a few members of Congress, walked out of their offices on Thursday to show solidarity with the families of Mike Brown and Eric Garner and peaceful protesters across the country.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act hit another roadblock on Thursday when a vote on the bill was blocked in the Senate, but it won’t be the last the chamber sees of the bill.
A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.
Wednesday’s arguments in UPS v. Young left no clear sign of what, if anything, the Supreme Court intends to do to keep pregnant workers on the job.
After opening remarks that claimed Obama had just announced “one of the biggest constitutional power grabs ever by a president” that gave immigrants “gifts” in the form of temporary work authorization and deportation protection, about a dozen protesters stood up to hold signs and tell their stories.
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.