WASHINGTON ― Republicans chalked up a major win on Thursday when the Supreme Court gave its blessing to extreme partisan gerrymandering. They largely have Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to thank. The court’s 5-4 ruling broke down along partisan lines, with the five conservative justices holding the majority opinion. Republicans have done far more gerrymandering than Democrats in the past...
Democratic lawmakers on Thursday called on the Trump administration to commit to the Treasury Departments’ original deadline to release a new $20 bill featuring activist and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. “This is about parity. This is about representation. This is about justice,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) told reporters. “And this is about the fact that more than white men built this...
Will Smith shared his appreciation for his friendship with longtime collaborator, DJ Jazzy Jeff, in a touching Instagram message shared on Wednesday.  The “Aladdin” star, who reunited with Jeff in 2017 for two performances, shared a video clip of the duo rehearsing ahead of their shows in Croatia and the U.K. Smith described his former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” co-star as...
There has been a lot of (shaken martini) buzz surrounding Idris Elba and James Bond for the past few years. Some fans really want to see the “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” actor play 007 after Daniel Craig exits the series. And although the 46-year-old actor likes to play up the hype at times, he has consistently stated that...
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging Arkansas’s 18-week abortion ban and other new regulations restricting the procedure there. As part of the challenge to the constitutionality of the ban, the groups are asking the courts to block it from going into effect on July 24 while a judge reviews the case.  “For years, anti-abortion politicians...
Jay Inslee is demanding the Democratic National Committee change its rules after the first primary debate devoted just 6% of questions to the climate crisis. In a letter shared with HuffPost, the Washington governor, who has centered his White House bid entirely on global warming, implored his 2020 rivals to rally behind his call for the committee to either schedule...
I capture professional portraits of pets and earlier this year I challenged myself to work with cats and document their shenanigans. For a month I invited a bunch of cats to the studio and documented what happened.If you’re interested, here you can find my previous posts with dogs and foxes!More info: rhiannonbuckle.co.uk | Instagram ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Same stage. Same rules. But the Democrats’ second back-to-back debate is fueled by star power. Debate night No. 2 marks the first time top-tier presidential candidates will confront one another in person over who is the best fit to lead the Democratic effort to oust President Donald Trump in 2020. The sheer star power of the showdown Thursday...
Close to 10,000 people gathered in central Germany on Thursday to protest far-right extremism after an avowed neo-Nazi confessed to murdering a pro-migrant politician. The crowd held banners promoting diversity and criticizing far-right violence as they flooded a square outside a regional government building to mourn local politician Walter Lübcke, who was well known in his country for supporting refugees, Deutsche...
Hawaii has joined a wave of states across the country that are giving nonbinary individuals more gender options on state-issued IDs. Gov. David Ige signed House Bill 1165 into law on Wednesday. It adds a new gender option beyond “male” and “female” on application forms for driver’s licenses and state IDs.  Ige signed the bill along with two other pieces of...