Senate passes resolution to overturn Trump’s national emergency declaration

The Senate is voting on Thursday on a resolution to overturn President Donald Trump’s national emergency border declaration. It is expected to pass, delivering a high-profile rebuke to the President over his signature agenda issue.


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The Briefing Room: House anti-hate resolution, Kelly speaks, Cohen’s honesty, Green New Deal

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House Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism, Anti-Muslim Discrimination, and White Supremacy

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, and bigotry following Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s controversial comments about the role of pro-Israel activists in the U.S. government.

“This is an opportunity once again to declare as strongly as possible opposition to anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim statements,” and “white supremacist attitudes,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the New York Times.

The resolution addresses the growth of hate crimes over the past few years, stating, “whether from the political right, center, or left, bigotry, discrimination, oppression, racism, and imputations of dual loyalty threaten American democracy and have no place in American political discourse.”

Pelosi reportedly said Thursday that the resolution is not about Omar, but about all kinds of hatred. While it does have a wider frame of condemnation, the resolution specifically mentions the idea of “dual loyalty” that Omar has been criticized for mentioning, “especially in the context of support for the United States-Israel alliance.”

Omar–a Minnesota Democrat and one of two Muslim women in Congress–came under fire last week for arguing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee pushes for “allegiance to a foreign country.” This isn’t her first comment to be labeled anti-Semitic: Omar apologized for similarly controversial tweets last month while maintaining her criticism of AIPAC.

Pelosi said that while it’s up to Omar to explain her comments, “I do not believe that she understood the full weight of her words.”

Some Democrats have harshly condemned Omar for her words while others asked why the House does not equally condemn discriminatory comments made by President Donald Trump and their GOP colleagues. Thus the resolution also denounces all bigotry, anti-Muslim discrimination, and white supremacy.

“The president may think there are good people on both sides,” said Pelosi, referencing Trump’s comments following the 2017 white supremacist march in Charlottesville. “We don’t share that view.”

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House Passes Resolution To Block Trump’s Border Wall Emergency

The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to overturn President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the southern border with Mexico.

A resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration under a provision of the National Emergencies Act (NEA), introduced by Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Tex., was approved 245-182 in a largely party-line vote. Just thir
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Pelosi Urges Support For Resolution To Overturn Trump’s Border Wall Emergency

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for bipartisan support to a resolution to overturn President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico.

“I write to invite all Members of Congress to cosponsor Congressman Joaquin Castro’s privileged resolution to terminate this emergency declaration,” Pelosi said in a letter sent to Democrats and Republicans
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My Feminist New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Day is my favorite holiday. It’s a time of year when I reflect and set goals for the future. I believe that engaging in radical vulnerability—opening myself up to hard truths about myself—is the first step to healing, which allows me to work authentically with others across our differences and truths so that we can achieve a world where human rights are recognized, protected and celebrated.

I asked myself hard questions as 2018 came to a close: What have I done for social justice? Have I moved the needle? Or have I stayed in my proverbial “lane”? In an act of radical vulnerability, I am sharing what I realized: I have failed to fully show up for immigrant justice.

Activists called for the end the surveillance, deportation and criminalization of undocumented peoples at a Los Angeles rally for immigrant rights last year. (Molly Adams)

Human rights are global. Man-made geographic borders and concepts around citizenship only create the conditions to other our human siblings. Any institution that was created via imperialism, colonization, genocide and slavery is something we should divest from. But at the end of 2018, as I lived in my queer black femme body, I couldn’t deny my positional privilege as an American citizen.

It’s time for me to admit that I haven’t been utilizing my privilege to really show up for immigrants and those fighting for immigrant rights and justice. I have watched quietly from the sidelines and shown my support in the most “slacktivist” ways—saying I support immigrant justice on social media, but then moving on to another social justice issue that feels more comfortable to me. I know that if my activism doesn’t make me feel uncomfortable, then I’m not trying hard enough; being uncomfortable means I am challenging myself in new ways. Not all of our social justice work should be uncomfortable, but if I am serious about liberation, I need to do the hard work of transformation and not merely transaction.

For too long, I’ve unknowingly—or been unwilling to admit—that I have been a social justice advocate working towards liberation in tiers: me first, you second, then everyone else. I have been so focused on black queer feminist liberation, which is necessary and urgent, that I have been missing opportunities to actually achieve collective liberation with all the people who don’t share my identities.

Identity politics matter, but they can’t be the sole vehicle of activism. After engaging in an arduous process of personal interrogation and introspection, I realized that part of my issue was misplaced jealousy.

I wish I could trace my journey to the U.S. As a black woman, my history was taken away from me when my ancestors were taken against their will and forced to come here as property. They were not seen as full human beings. It still hurts. It’s still painful. I am not over it. But through my unpacking process, I realized that I had let my personal pain create a barrier between myself and those who immigrated to the U.S.—assuming that because they may know their country of origin, they were somehow more positively connected to their heritage.

That, of course, was a logical fallacy. There is no one immigration story, and real life is stories are complex. Focusing on what I don’t have—connection to my country of origin—got in the way of recognizing that the same institutional systems—white supremacy, hetero-patriarchy, capitalism, state violence—oppress both ancestors of slaves and immigrants.

My focus is now clearer: It’s my responsibility to resist these structures, alongside those most affected, so that we can create new systems that allow us to live free and well.

What now? How can I overcome my guilt, shame and embarrassment and show up for folks who I will surely make mistakes in front of? I know that I have a long way to go. I have been on the other side of this situation. Because of my personal identities, I often have white folks ask me how to show up for racial justice; straight people ask me how to show up for LGBTQ liberation; masculine presenting folks ask me how to support feminist ideology and practice. My initial reaction is a big sigh, and a look to my right and left to see if there is anyone else can field the inquiry, before I offer a list of books to read and a quick list of things to just stop doing. The most important lesson that I teach is to do the hard work of unlearning stereotypes—and to do it with someone who is not from the affected community, because their job is to not relive their trauma for your education.

As a U.S. citizen, I am an ally in the immigrant justice movement. It’s on me to study the history of the movement and divest from institutions that harm the liberation of all immigrants. It’s on me to show up early and stay late. It’s on me to ensure that those directly affected have all that they need to show up and do the work. It’s on me to go back to my comfortable movement spaces and fight for the inclusion of my allied communities’ space as a bridge when I am able.

My liberation is tied up with the liberation of immigrants. I will not be free until all others are free. If I continue to deny my need to show up for immigrant justice, I will never achieve black liberation. As long as immigrants are denied access to health care, living wages, freedom from violence and human dignity, my people will too be denied access to the same things. What’s even more important is that my people are also your people and your people are my people. The separation that exists between my communities and communities of immigrants isn’t real—it was intentionally created to separate us from one another, to control us and our interactions.

I’m making a public commitment to embark on a transformational immigrant justice allyship journey this year. Our collective liberation is too important for me to not show up. I invite you to join me.

We start by asking ourselves one question: What will we do for collective liberation?

Candace Bond-Theriault is the policy counsel at the National LGBTQ Taskforce.

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Shay Mitchell revealed that she had a miscarriage in 2018, and called on fans to make this uplifting New Year’s resolution

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Shay Mitchell revealed that she had a miscarriage in 2018, and called on fans to make this uplifting New Year’s resolution

For Shay Mitchell, 2018 was definitely a big year—after all, she got to spend it starring as Peach Salinger in Lifetime’s You. But behind the scenes, something else was going on in her life, and she hadn’t filled her fans in on it until now.

In honor of the New Year’s holiday, Mitchell opened up about something heartbreaking that happened to her in 2018: a miscarriage. While sharing the highlights of her year on her Instagram Story, she also revealed that her year hadn’t come “without some hardships,” which included losing a baby.

Not only did Mitchell share a sonogram photo (with a broken heart emoji), but she also offered up a lengthy caption about how her miscarriage affected her and what she hopes her fans will do in the year ahead.

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“We all have to deal with various struggles and challenges in life. And sometimes it’s easier to only showcase the good times on social media, which is what leads many people to criticize it for its lack of authenticity,” Mitchell wrote. “Having so many people follow me on Instagram and read my posts is both incredibly humbling and hugely uplifting. The support and affection that so many of you show me lifts me up during even my darkest days, one of which happened last year after I miscarried and lost the child of my hopes and dreams.”

She went on to encourage her followers to show a little extra empathy to the people in their lives in 2019, because it’s hard to know exactly what someone’s going through based only on what they choose to share with the world online.

“In the spirt of the new year, I think that we need to remember that we are all on this journey together—in good times and in bad—and to remind ourselves that we seldom really know or understand the struggles and hardships that other people are going through,” Mitchell continued. “So, for 2019, let’s all try to be a little more compassionate, empathetic, patient, and thoughtful with each other.”

This is just another reason we love this former Pretty Little Liars star. We’re crossing all our fingers and all our toes that she has the 2019 of her dreams.

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Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince

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Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith pushed resolution praising Confederate soldier’s effort to ‘defend his homeland’

Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith once promoted a measure that praised a Confederate soldier’s effort to “defend his homeland” and pushed a revisionist view of the Civil War.


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