Heather Fitzgerald

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25 celebrity women on gender inequality in Hollywood

<i>Picture: Getty Images</i><p><b>1)</b> <b>Michelle Obama</b><p>"Our first job in life as women is to get to know ourselves and I think a lot of times we don't do that. We spend a lot of time pleasing, satisfying, looking out into the world to define who we are. Listening to the messages, the images, the limited definitions …

The Constitution Gives Gun Owners Greater Rights Than Women

For decades, women have been fighting for an equal rights amendment. Gun owners, mostly men, have had the Second Amendment for centuries.<p>Here’s a disturbing fact to consider in 2018, the year women supposedly began to topple the patriarchy: Gun owners in the United States, a majority of whom are …

The other winner in the Texas primary? Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior senator from New York, had a great night Tuesday — in Texas.<p>The Democrat went out on a limb in a state far from home — she endorsed or contributed to seven female candidates in contested congressional primaries from El Paso to Houston — and came out with an …

Government

Democrats emboldened after elections — but still wary of shutdown talk

Leadership wants to get a deal done for Dreamers, but is wary of promoting brinkmanship ahead of government funding negotiations.<p>There are two words never to be uttered in the Democratic Caucus: government shutdown.<p>That’s true even after Democrats were emboldened by their sweeping election …

My Mother Passed as White—Even to Me

Gail Lukasik grew up with a white mother and father—and then discovered her mother’s entire family had been designated as black in the 1900 Louisiana …

Women's March leaders take message to Detroit as Women's Convention begins

The movement looks ahead following the success of January’s march, as prominent activists and politicians address the theme of ‘reclaiming our time’<p>Nine months after women marched through the streets of Washington DC and cities across the country wearing pink knit hats and carrying feminist …

Pence Breaks Tie as Senate Votes to Kill Rule Allowing Class-Action Suits Against Banks

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate narrowly voted Tuesday to repeal a banking rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies to resolve financial disputes.<p>Vice President Mike Pence cast the final vote to break a 50-50 tie.<p>The banking industry lobbied …

'You Better Learn Our Lesson'

Kansas Republicans say they are worried that Congress and the Trump administration will repeat the mistake they made in enacting budget-busting tax cuts.<p>The regretful Republicans of Kansas have a message for the tax-cutting Republicans of Congress: Don’t follow our lead.<p>If states are, as Justice …

Eminem Delivers a Critique as Vulgar as the President

An unlikely champion of civic values offers a blistering TV performance.<p>The rapper Eminem performed a freestyle takedown of President Trump on television Tuesday, calling out the hypocrisy of his extravagant travel, his bumbling incompetence, and his disrespect for a POW before dubbing him “Donald …

Marco Rubio

Democratic Senator Feinstein, 84, 'all in' on re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Dianne Feinstein, the oldest current U.S. senator, said on Monday she was “all in” to run for re-election next year in her home state of California.<p>Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after the Senate approved $15.25 billion in aid for areas affected …

Elections

Maine senator's departure could nix bridge between GOP, Dems

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Backers of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins say they wish they could clone the moderate Republican powerbroker from Maine who has been …

Hawley must unite GOP factions in Missouri Senate race

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will have to walk a tightrope between warring factions of the Republican party if …

Twitter calls foul on Rep. Marsha Blackburn ad because of 'baby body parts' comment

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>If Rep. Marsha Blackburn was hoping for a big splashy launch for her U.S. Senate campaign — something that would fire a bolt of enthusiasm into the conservative base — Twitter has delivered.<p>On Monday, an ad meant to announce the eight-time Tennessee congresswoman’s 2018 …

Trump Takes Away Fundamental Health Care for Women

The average American woman spends just three years pregnant or trying to become pregnant, and a full 30 years trying not to be pregnant. So it’s no surprise that birth control is a standard part of most women’s lives. In fact, roughly nine out of 10 women will use birth control during their …

Trump zeroes in on 2020 battlegrounds

A handful of upcoming races will reveal the president's strategic path to reelection.<p>President Donald Trump’s campaign operatives and other allies have begun surveying the political landscape for his 2020 reelection bid, viewing a handful of upcoming midterm races as especially insightful to his …

Five Living Former Presidents to Headline Hurricane Relief Concert

Five older gentlemen will headline a benefit concert for victims of this year's brutal hurricane season at the end of the month — and it's not the Rolling Stones or Journey.<p>Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will be the headliners at a …

George H. W. Bush

Woman takes selfies with her catcallers to show how dumb they are

This is 20-year-old Noa Jansma.<p>And the creep in the photo with her isn’t her dad or mate…it’s some random dude who catcalled her in the street.<p>Look …

The Myth of Mitch McConnell, Political Super-Genius

The Senate majority leader has been coasting on an inflated reputation for too long. This week exposed just how little he has achieved.<p>The past eight months of massive and avoidable failures have delivered such a devastating blow to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reputation for political …

Mitch McConnell

Ex-Congressman Michael Grimm seeking old seat

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Michael Grimm, the former Republican congressman who went to jail for tax evasion, announced the launch of his campaign for his old seat representing Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn in New York on Sunday afternoon.<p>More than a year after being released from prison after …

Staten Island

Former CIA director obliquely questions Trump's leadership in Puerto Rico crisis

As if having most of Hollywood lambast President Trump for his Twitter attacks on the mayor of San Juan over the Puerto Rican crisis weren't enough, now the former head of the CIA is questioning whether the president is a leader capable of supporting free speech and safeguarding American lives.<p>In …

Sponsors Are Dropping NFL Players for Protesting. This Is What We Mean When We Say ‘White Supremacy’

I want to show you something.<p>It is the first message I received Monday morning after the NFL protests over the weekend.<p>A Denver car dealership …

Rights & Freedoms

Pat Tillman's widow asks Trump not to politicize her husband's service

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Trump's tweets have consequences. Look no further than Marie Tillman, the widow of Pat Tillman, who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004.<p>Pat Tillman was an NFL player who gave up his Arizona Cardinals contract to serve the United States in the wake of the …

Donald Trump

Audio released of 911 call by Georgia Tech student killed by police

A police cruiser was torched, protesters were arrested, and at least one Georgia Tech officer was evacuated by ambulance Monday night — just two days after a student was fatally shot by campus police outside a dormitory building.<p>“The events of the past few days have been incredibly difficult and …

Trump Administration Rejects Its Own Research on Economic Benefits of Accepting Refugees

Trump’s presidential memorandum in March implementing his travel ban also solicited a study on refugees from the Department of Health and Human …

Protesters smash windows in 2nd violent night near St. Louis

Trump's latest post-London tweet storm didn't wait for the facts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Even as British police were still sorting out exactly what had happened in the London Underground on Friday morning, President Donald Trump was using the incident to prove a point.<p>"Another attack in London by a loser terrorist." he tweeted. "These are sick and demented people who …

Congress votes to call on Trump to denounce hate groups

(Reuters) - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution late on Tuesday calling on President Donald Trump to condemn hate groups after Trump was criticized for his response to the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a month ago.<p>FILE PHOTO: Members of the Ku Klux Klan face …

Rights & Freedoms

Russia probes pose loyalty test for Team Trump

Current and former White House aides caught up in the probe are being advised by their attorneys to tell the truth – even if that might hurt the president.<p>Lawyers representing Donald Trump’s current and former aides are giving their clients one simple piece of advice: Don’t lie to protect the …

Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.

Toss a dart at a map of Detroit, and the bull’s-eye, more or less, would be a tiny city called Highland Park. Only three square miles, Highland Park is surrounded by Detroit on nearly all sides, but it remains its own sovereign municipality thanks largely to Henry Ford, who started building Model …

Lake Superior

Donald Trump Jr. to face Thursday grilling before Senate Judiciary panel

Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to meet in private Thursday with the Senate Judiciary Committee for a long-awaited interview to discuss a 2016 meeting he arranged with a Kremlin-linked lawyer who promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton during the height of last year’s presidential …

Donald Trump