The Senate Armed Services chair has bowed to the objections of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and spiked Sen. Gillibrand’s measure to take the prosecution of sexual assaults in the military out of the chain of command. This, after a day-long military sexual assault hearing that featured mostly men.
Tea Party Rep. Michele Bachmann has announced that she will not seek re-election in 2014. She denies that the decision has anything to do with allegations of financial impropriety during her failed presidential bid.
Lost in a netherworld where it is less than a state and something other than a city, the District of Columbia is being used by right-wingers in Congress as a battleground on reproductive justice and much more.
Democrats were allowed one witness to the Republicans’ three at a hearing on Rep. Trent Franks’ proposed 20-week abortion ban.
When the Gosnell case went to trial, right-wing activists saw their moment at hand, and got busy. Right-wing members of Congress got the message.
At a press conference on Capitol Hill, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand demonstrated bipartisan support for her proposal to remove the reporting and prosecution of sexual assault complaints in the military from the chain of command.
The House of Representatives is expected Thursday to vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act—the 37th time the Republican-dominated body has voted to defund, repeal, or otherwise dismantle the law.
Pentagon brass say they’re working on the problem but balk at meaningful changes that would safeguard those claiming assault against their superiors.
As of 2011, 1 in 12 private-sector workers was employed in the restaurant industry. But women, especially women of color, face a variety of struggles in this growing field.
Now that the voters have spoken, what’s going to happen next?