The Trump Administration instituted a new policy change, effective on Saturday, that changes asylum requests in the U.S. The Trump Administration has now determined that asylum seekers can only request asylum at U.S. ports of entry.
As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.
What makes Emily’s List loom so large in 2018 is the combination of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat and Donald Trump’s provocations from the White House.
More than 300 women — a record — are now running for Congress.
Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock spoke to CNBC’s John Harwood about the Trump era, Nancy Pelosi’s leadership and the Me Too movement.
As the White House scrambles to deal with the radioactive fallout of the Rob Porter scandal, the search for a scapegoat is leading to a dizzying round of finger pointing.
President Trump continually insists, no matter what the tragedy, that he is the biggest victim — not slain Army Sgt. La David Johnson or his family; not Puerto Rico residents; and not his opponent, who was harmed (not helped, as he was) by Russian meddling in the election. The “dishonest media” (the worst!), Barack Obama, Democrats, Republicans, etc. — all have dealt him an unfair hand. He will even deny abused women their victimhood — casting accused abusers (that would include him, right?) as the real victims.
After the White House staff secretary, Rob Porter, resigned in the face of accusations that he had abused his two former wives, President Trump tweeted in defense of people whose “lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.”
First there was Roy Moore, now there is Rob Porter.
Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) was blunt about the Rob Porter issue. “I have no use for anybody who beats their spouse,” he said. “I tell you, the guy should have been shipped out the door months ago, as soon as they found out about it.”
From sexual assault to spousal abuse, if you just insist it didn’t happen, that’s good enough for this White House.
More than 1,000 U.S. women are killed by their husbands, boyfriends or former partners each year. But that’s not the number we should pay attention to, according to the Trump administration. Americans, the administration suggests, should instead focus on a small subset of those crimes: the ones committed by immigrants.