Paul Ryan Defends His Abortion Record In The General Elections Rick Sanatorium on abortion: A child conceived through rape should be accepted as a 'gift from God' Maybe it's because the GOP likes to keep women in check?... By now, most Americans know that Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (AWA) on February 28, giving the government the resources to better investigate, prosecute, and stop violent crimes against women.
Prior to that, he had voted for a GOP version of the bill put forth in the House, which gutted key protections for Native Americans, members of the LGBT community, and undocumented immigrants. Nevertheless, Roddenberry issued a statement on February 28 suggesting that he supported both versions of the bill, according to screenshots from his official website obtained by Mother Jones.
Here is what was changed and added, marked up in red: Last Report: After proposing a non-starter version of the Violence Against Women Act, House Republicans are backing down and signaling that they will clear the way for a vote on the bipartisan Senate version of the bill, which includes expanded protections for LGBT women, Native Americans, and undocumented immigrants. Richie Miller : I'm rubber your glue whatever you call me sticks back on you.
New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasis apologized for writing a perceived racial slur about KimberlyGuilfoyle but still defended her column lashing out at the Fox News host. Stasis published a column on Tuesday calling on Fox News to fire KimberlyGuilfoyle, co-host of “The Five,” over her rumored romantic relationship with Donald Trump Jr.
I guess hypocrisy, sexism & racist rhetoric are alive & well there,” Trump Jr. tweeted Wednesday. “Absolutely no idea that KimberlyGuilfoyle is half Puerto Rican...and my column was in no way meant as a slur,” she tweeted Wednesday.
Abby Huntsman kicked things off by comparing Trump Jr. to a “dictator” for tweeting out the alleged name of the whistleblower in the Ukraine scandal. For the next several minutes, Trump Jr. defended his actions by arguing that the name had already been published on sites like the Drudge Report and expressed no regret for doing what could amount to a federal crime.
“I’m a private citizen putting this out there,” Trump Jr. protested to laughs of disbelief from the hosts. Soon, all seven people on stage were talking over each other and Goldberg was forced to ring a bell to get them all to shut up.
By the time Trump Jr. suggested that Gordon Woodland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, lied to Congress because he’s “afraid of being attacked like so many of us have by a vicious left that’s running a one-sided campaign,” loud boos could be heard coming from the audience. Meghan McCain, who did not utter one word during the first segment, made her presence known after the break.
Seemingly on the verge of tears, she described the various ways the Trump family has damaged “the soul of this country” before asking, “Does all of this make you feel good?” She did not seem satisfied by his answer about “unprecedented” low unemployment numbers for African Americans.
Ultimately, it was left to Goldberg to prevent the couple from trying to rewrite history live on the air. There was still more time in their hour, but she said, “It’s the end of this show,” pointing to Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle, who looked like they couldn’t wait to get out of there as well.
Tributes poured on Tuesday for Toni Morrison, the trailblazing author and Nobel Prize winner who died Monday night at the age of 88. The tributes came from other trailblazers and luminaries, including political leaders Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Beto O’Rourke, media figures Oprah Winfrey and Billie Jean King, as well as and other writers and anyone passionate about her writing and poetic voice, which was dedicated to illuminating the lives and history of African Americans in “Beloved” and other books.
In a landmark day for the United Kingdom, Britain has voted to leave the European Union following a referendum that captured the world's attention. Prime Minister David Cameron, a key spokesman for the “Remain” campaign, was joined by his wife Samantha to cast their votes in London.
British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha arrive to cast their votes at a polling station in London. (AFP: Leon Neal) Skip leader and Leave advocate Nigel Garage was in a cheerful mood as he greeted supporters after completing his ballot.
(AFP) The death of slain MP Jo Cox, still remained fresh in the hearts and minds of Britons, with tributes left for the mother-of-two outside polling stations. People pass floral tributes to murdered MP Jo Cox outside Bailey Town Hall as they arrive to vote.
(AFP: Paul Faith) The British pound took a hammering as Leave edged ahead and eventually soared clear. Traders from BGC, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial center, react during trading.
Jenny Watson, the chairperson of the United Kingdom Electoral Commission, announces the national results at the Town Hall in Manchester. Mr Cameron signalled that he would resign before October, saying the British people had decided to take a “different path” that required “fresh leadership”.
(Reuters: Stefan Warmth) Former London mayor Boris Johnson, who is favored to take Mr Cameron's position, then said he was saddened by the Prime Minister's decision, in a following press conference. Just before Valentine's Day weekend in 2004, recently elected San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered the county clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples who applied at San Francisco City Hall.
He became a hero to the gay and lesbian community for his defiance, but he claimed he was simply acting in good conscience after President George W. Bush (1946–) criticized court challenges that had defended same-sex unions in other states. The youngest mayor of San Francisco since 1897 was born Gavin Christopher Newsom on October 10, 1967.
Newsom's father was also a boyhood pal of one of San Francisco's richest citizens, Gordon Getty (1933–). When a Getty grandson, Jean Paul III (1956–), was abducted by kidnappers in Italy in 1973, Newsom's father and others traveled there to pay the ransom money after the teenager's ear was cut off and sent to a newspaper.
He and his younger sister, Hilary, were raised primarily by their mother, Tessa, although they remained close to their father and also to the Getty's. He went to a French-American bilingual academy, then to the Notre Dame de Victoire school in San Francisco.
Newsom's family connections helped get him a job in the office of a well-connected San Francisco real estate mogul, but the position paid just $18,000 a year. During his election campaign in 2003, she took a leave of absence from her job in the prosecutor's office in San Francisco to avoid any conflict of interest.
She began appearing on CNN's Larry King Live as a legal commentator during episodes devoted to the case of Lack Peterson, a pregnant woman from California who disappeared on Christmas Eve in 2002. Her Irish-born father was a cop and real estate investor, and her mother, who died when Guilfoyle Newsom was ten, was of Puerto Rican heritage.
After a stint in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, she returned to take a similar job in her hometown. She rose to national prominence in 2001, some two years before her husband, when she was assigned to a notorious dog-mauling case in which a large dog attacked Diane Whipple, a lacrosse coach.
Guilfoyle Newsom won a murder conviction against Whipple's neighbors, a pair of attorneys who owned the dog. Guilfoyle Newsom married her husband in December 2001, when he was still serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Their wedding reception was hosted by longtime friends Gordon and Ann Getty at their art-filled home in the Pacific Heights section of the city. In January 2004, when her husband became mayor, Guilfoyle Newsom resigned from her prosecutor's job for good.
She was hired by the cable channel Court TV as the co-host of a daily trial coverage program called Both Sides. The job forces her to spend most of her week in New York City, and to commute in order to see her equally busy husband.
When Brown won the election, he gave Newsom a post as the city's parking and traffic commissioner. In 1997 Brown named Newsom to fill a vacancy on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the equivalent of its city council.
Newsom's bill ended the cash payments and gave the homeless vouchers for shelter, counseling, and treatment instead. The field was soon crowded with a number of other Democrats in the left-leaning city, and some of them tried to make an issue of his ties to the Getty oil fortune.
But Newsom was honest in disclosing his financial records to the press, and sold his real estate development business to his father and Gordon Getty in order to avoid a conflict of interest. His foes painted him as a well-heeled socialite with political connections, but Newsom stressed his business experience over the last decade and promised to run City Hall the same way if elected.
“I started every one of those businesses,” he said in an interview with San Francisco Chronicle writers Chuck Minnie, Rachel Gordon, and Lance Williams. It was a tough campaign with several experienced opponents, but Newsom emerged as a leader as the November election date neared.
Though he had a strong finish in the balloting that day, no candidate received more than fifty percent of the vote, and a run-off election was held a few weeks later. In it, Bush condemned what he described as “activist” judges, who were undermining the Defense of Marriage Act (Dome) passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996.
At the time, Vermont allowed same-sex unions, and in late 2003 the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a ruling that paved the way for same-sex couples to wed in that state. He first called California's leading Democrat politicians in Washington, who advised the new mayor against taking such a politically controversial stance.
On his thirty-sixth day in office, Newsom instructed City Hall to begin issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples who came to apply for them. The decision was timed with what had become an annual protest by gay-rights activists at City Hall, called the “Freedom to Marry” rally.
Newsom convinced two prominent activists, Del Martin, age eighty-three, and her seventy-nine-year-old partner, Phyllis Lyon, to apply for a license and become the first to marry in the city. Mayor Gavin Newsom stands between two newlyweds who were able to marry after the city of San Francisco, CA, began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
Conservative Christian groups immediately filed motions to halt the same-sex unions, but two city judges denied their requests. Newsom allowed City Hall to stay open round the clock through the weekend to handle the demand for marriage licenses, and many employees even volunteered their hours.
By Monday, February 16, 2,340 weddings had taken place, including that of Newsom's chief of staff, as well as another involving his policy director, at which he officiated. On Sunday, February 22, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947–) told the media that Newsom had stepped out of line.
According to an article by Jeremy Quitter in the Advocate, Schwarzenegger said, “In San Francisco it is license for marriage of same sex. On February 24 President Bush asserted that he would support a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriages in the United States.
Bush has “tried to divide this country in order to advance his political career by messing with the Constitution,” Newsom told reporters, according to an article by Gordon and her San Francisco Chronicle colleague Simone Sebastian. On March 11 California Supreme Court justices ordered San Francisco to stop issuing licenses for same-sex couples.
Newsom had been termed one of the Democratic Party's most exciting new names, and had once even declared his intention to make a bid for the White House someday. However, his City Hall predecessor, Mayor Art Agnes (1938–), signed the first domestic partnership bill in the United States into law in 1988.