Tech companies are joining forces with the Washington state government to fight against Donald Trump‘s recent immigration-related executive order. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit today against Trump’s order, which bars legal immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. and bans Syrian refugees indefinitely.
Several Democrats took pictures Tuesday on the House floor as the chamber held a quorum call to kick off the 115th Congress — a violation of House rules that Republicans want to start punishing with a fine of up to $2,500.
Roll Call spotted Democrats taking photos in an apparent protest to the proposed fine, which the House adopted later on Tuesday as part of a vote on a package of rules governing operations of the lower chamber. However, the photos were snapped during the brief period at the start of a new Congress when the House has no rules in effect so technically, the Democrats did nothing wrong.
A few Republicans, like Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, were also seen taking advantage of the brief rules lapse and capturing photos of the opening-day floor proceedings.
Since lawmakers had not yet adopted the new package, members could not be fined for their actions.
Taking photos or recording video on the House floor has been a longstanding violation of House rules, but the fine is something new that Republicans are proposing this year as a delayed reaction to the Democrats’ June sit-in on the House floor to protest inaction on gun violence. During the sit-in, Democrats used their cell phones to record video of their speeches and chants, and took photos of themselves and their colleagues after Republicans turned off the C-SPAN cameras that provide live access to the floor.
A Black Lives Matter leader and New York Daily News columnist is threatening to hit three cities with a boycott by more than 200,000 supporters if his demands about police brutality aren’t met. Shaun King is a notorious leader of the anti-cop movement, and he’s looking to improve his profile with what he hopes is a massive demonstration of their power.
In an official announcement on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, King said that the project, which he has dubbed Injustice Boycott, will aim to force the progressive cities to meet local activists’ demands regarding police brutality.
And if those demands are not met within 43 days — by Martin Luther King Jr. Day — King says that he will activate Injustice Boycott supporters — more than 200,000 people, according to his estimate — to level a four-prong attack on commerce and government.
The three cities are New York City, San Francisco, and Standing Rock Indian Reservation, located in North and South Dakota.
We’ve discussed this many times about how the liberal elite’s agenda for the Democratic Party is not compatible with the working class, which used to be a reliable voting bloc. There were many issues that Clinton flubbed with these voters who torpedoed Democrats’ dreams of keeping the White House and retaking Congress. Besides outright neglect, many Trump supporters in these regions voted for the president-elect because they thought the Democratic Party cared more about bathroom bills than jobs bills, according to James Hohmann of The Washington Post. He also added that, like Bill Clinton, the Hillary campaign got warnings from other Democrats that their messaging could cost them the election.
Back in May, the longtime chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party sent a private memo to leaders in Hillary Clinton’s campaign warning that she was in grave danger of losing not just Ohio but also Pennsylvania and Michigan unless she quickly re-tooled her message on trade. His advice went unheeded.
“I don’t have to make the case that blue collar voters are, to put it mildly, less than enthusiastic about HRC’s positions on trade and the economy,” David Betras wrote in his 1,300 word missive, citing her struggles in recent primaries.
Former Vermont Democratic Gov. Howard Dean says President-elect Donald Trump’s newly appointed chief strategist Stephen Bannon is a “Nazi.”
Dean, who has indicated interest in reprising his role as Democratic National Committee chairman, made the comment to the Canadian news outlet CTV in an interview posted Sunday.
Referring to Trump’s selection of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to be White House chief of staff, Dean said Trump is a “complicated guy.”
“He appoints a reasonable person, who’s much more conservative than I am, but for somebody who can talk to, as chief of staff, and then his senior adviser is a Nazi,” Dean said, adding that Bannon is “anti-Semitic, he’s anti-black and he’s anti-women.”
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor had a very interesting response to the events that occurred as a result of the election.
On Tuesday, leftist host and pundit Bill Press of “The Bill Press Show” interviewed Sotomayor at the Hill Center on Capitol Hill and asked, “Are you in any way apprehensive about what happened in this nation last Tuesday?”
According to the Washington Post, instead of answering the question directly, Sotomayor took the scenic route and encouraged Americans to “continue being heard…”