On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law two pieces of legislation that expand equal pay laws at the ticker-tape parade celebrating the world champion U.S. Women's Soccer Team, while at the same time calling on U.S. Soccer to pay the women’s national team the same as the men’s team.
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that she is running for president in 2020. Gabbard said in a CNN interview slated to air Saturday night that she will be formally announcing her candidacy within the next week.
Mike Espy, the Mississippi Democrat running to unseat Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who has come under fire for comments she made about public hangings and making it difficult for her opponents to vote, is heading into Tuesday's runoff election on a platform of inclusiveness and diversity.
Distaste over Trump's first two years as president contributed to depressed Republican turnout, and massive Democratic votes, in key parts of Wisconsin, leading to Gov. Scott Walker's narrow 31,000-vote loss to state education chief Tony Evers.
In the final days of public commenting, state agencies and advocacy organizations submitted a barrage of statements opposing a HUD proposal banning mixed immigration status households from residing in federally funded public housing and using the Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers program, claiming it would have “devastating” effects on children, immigrants and other vulnerable populations.
Instead of fighting back against Trump's anger, Tester has sought to ingratiate himself with Trump's supporters, reminding them of legislation on veterans that he sponsored and the president signed and touting his understanding of the state as a lifelong resident and farmer.