In a stunning upset in June’s New York Democratic primary, Bronx-born political organizer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist in the vein of Bernie Sanders, defeated Rep. Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking member of the Democratic Party’s House leadership.
HARTLAND, Wis. — Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota was soundly defeated Tuesday in his bid to reclaim the Republican nomination for governor, a remarkable upset that demonstrated President Trump’s tightening grip on his party and the difficulty those who have criticized him in the past are facing with today’s primary voters.
Just over 12 hours passed between the time when President Trump tweeted his support for Katie Arrington’s primary bid in South Carolina and when he took credit for her victory. It’s very unlikely that his endorsement, coming only three hours before polls closed, actually made much of a difference. But that’s not how Trump presented it early Wednesday morning.
Here’s How Women on the Ballot in 2018 Are Changing the Way We View Motherhood and Leadership
Sandra Bernhard talks to MSNBC’s Ari Melber about reprising her role as Nancy Bartlett Thomas on the reboot of popular sitcom ‘Roseanne’ and the role Trump plays in dividing the family. Bernhard said a lot of women have “compromised” and “given in” by getting married and unfortunately “don’t have the luxury to think for themselves.” She said these women must be “under the thumb” of their husbands.
Amber Selman-Lynn wanted to help plan a women’s march in Mobile, Ala., this month to mark the first anniversary of last year’s huge protests across the country. The day had been significant for her.
With no experience in political activism, she had helped organize a bus full of women to go from Mobile to Washington. After they came back from the euphoric trip, they formed a group called Mobile Marchers that met monthly. They spoke up for the Affordable Care Act at town-hall-style meetings, and knocked on doors for the Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones, the Democrat who beat Roy S. Moore in a stunning victory last month.
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.
Activists on Tuesday night proclaimed that President “Donald Trump harassed or assaulted twenty women” in an illuminated message projected on Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel in advance of his State of the Union address.
Watching last night’s State of the Union address it would be easy to think that the state of women in the United States is weak. Looking at President Donald Trump flanked by white men on each side and at his cabinet seated in the first row, hearing little acknowledgement of women’s rights and power, it would be easy to forget that there is a movement building its momentum all across the U.S. right now that will bring with it drastic change: women are fighting back.
Women’s bodies are a perennial political battleground in the US. This is the only developed country with no universal health coverage and one of only a few with no guaranteed paid maternity leave. Compared to women in Canada or Europe, it’s harder for Americans to take time off work to see a doctor, or get affordable child care. When I asked maternal health experts why American women have a shockingly high risk of dying in childbirth, I was told their health just isn’t valued here.