DoJ Votes Against Gay Rights in the Workplace

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice has voted against gay rights in a widely controversial ruling regarding Title VII. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, bars discrimination in the workplace based on “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.” The DoJ failed to interpret sexual orientation as a basis of discrimination in the workplace, which the department says is an … Continue reading DoJ Votes Against Gay Rights in the Workplace

Senate Rejects Measure to Repeal Much of ACA

0 for 2. The Senate rejected a measure that would have repealed Obamacare and institute a two-year delay for lawmakers to develop a substitute, indicating that Republicans can only make modest changes to the current law. Moderate Republicans instead of hard-line conservatives were those against the measure to repeal Obamacare outright including John McCain (R-AZ) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN). McConnell’s final chance at passing Republican … Continue reading Senate Rejects Measure to Repeal Much of ACA

Transgender Cannot Serve in U.S. Military

President Trump took to twitter to announce the prohibition of transgender people serving in the military, a reversal of the Obama administration’s decision to allow them to serve. Justifying his case, Trump said the military cannot accept the burden of higher medical costs and “disruption” that transgender troops would cause. According to a RAND Corporation, there are currently 11,000 transgender troops in the reserves and … Continue reading Transgender Cannot Serve in U.S. Military

Republican Replacement Healthcare Falls Short

After Republicans approved the right to proceed to debate about the replacement of Obamacare, an immediate replacement plan fell far short of the 60 votes needed. The legislation fell 43-57 with nine Republican senators and all Democratic senators rejecting a repeal and replace bill of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has considered a new approach to keeping Republican hope’s … Continue reading Republican Replacement Healthcare Falls Short

Trump Attacks Attorney General on Twitter

In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, President Trump once again attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions, this time for taking a weak position on Hillary Clinton’s “crimes.” On Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not rule out the possibility that Trump would fire Sessions. “I think that’s a decision that if the president wants to make, he certainly will,” … Continue reading Trump Attacks Attorney General on Twitter

Republicans to Debate on Replacement of Obamacare

Republicans narrowly approved the motion to begin debating repealing and replacing Obamacare Tuesday afternoon, needing Vice President Mike Pence as the tie-breaker. In the coming days, senators will debate on passage of legislation that would make significant changes to Obamacare and a “skinny bill” measure that would make fewer changes to the existing law. A skinny bill, which is the Republicans best chance at passing … Continue reading Republicans to Debate on Replacement of Obamacare

Kushner to Deny Collusion with Russia

Before he is expected to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, Jared Kushner released an eleven page statement defending himself and the Trump administration against any possible ties to Russia. Kushner does not deny that he attended a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya who was supposedly asked to provide damaging information about Hillary Clinton. … Continue reading Kushner to Deny Collusion with Russia