Republicans Against the Law
The Office of Special Counsel, a federal ethics watchdog agency, recommended that Kellyanne Conway be removed from federal office for repeated violations of the Hatch Act—disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while in her official capacity. Donald refused to follow the Depression-era law and the ethics organization’s recommendation.
Donald also stated on national TV that he would not only accept information from foreign governments if approached with “dirt” on an opponent, but that he likely wouldn’t tell the FBI about it either. FOX News is trying to convince America why that’s okay. So is Mitch McConnell, and Republicans blocked a bill that would have made doing so illegal. The FCC chairwoman issued a statement warning candidates NOT to accept help from foreign governments, as it is illegal to do so, stating, “I would not have thought that I needed to say this.”
A federal appeals court ruled that the GOP administration cannot prevent detained, unaccompanied migrant minors from procuring an abortion.
The House in Da House
The House voted to go to court to enforce subpoenas of AG William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn.
The House voted to block Donny’s ban on using fetal tissue in scientific research.
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam B. Schiff demanded that two federal intelligence agency heads provide documents showing how White House officials edited and suppressed written testimony stating that global warming poses a grave man-made national security threat.
Meanwhile three Republican—Republican!—former heads of the EPA accused the agency’s current leadership of “undermining of science” and calls its approach to global warming (meaning to deny it) “catastrophic.”
Social and Civil Rights Advances
For the first time in history, a woman will lead a U.S. Army infantry division.
Botswana’s High Court decriminalized gay sex.
After lobbying by the LGBTQ community, ASID—which rents space in their Performing Arts Center to a church with an anti-LGBTQ agenda—has agreed to donate $10K of that rental revenue to LGBTQ causes, like the upcoming Pride festival.
When Orthodox Jews wouldn’t stop protesting outside an LGBTQ-friendly restaurant in Israel, waitresses took matters—and other things—into their own hands, lifting their shirts and baring their bras to the ultraconservative men protesting their restaurant.
GOP Rep Justin Amash, the lone Republican voice against the Baby Wannabe Despot in Chief, leaves Freedom Caucus he helped found.
Your Feel-good Story of the Week
DC residents filed a petition with the Alcoholic Beverage Commission of the District of Columbia to deny Trump Hotel a renewal of their liquor license, based on the fact that one of the requirements is that the applicant be of “good moral character.”