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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 20:21.

'For All Those People Who Wondered If They Could': Black Women Judges Make History in Texas 

'For All Those People Who Wondered If They Could': Black Women Judges Make History in Texas 

On New Year’s Day, as we all said our final fuck off to 2018, 17 black women judges were sworn in in Texas’s Harris County. The judges, many of whom ran on criminal justice reform platforms, are taking office in a political landscape where the Trump administration is stacking federal courts with conservatives and Republicans are actively suppressing people of color’s voting rights.

The...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 19:02.

She's Debating

She's Debating
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

Happy Monday from monster Don Jr. and his monster truck:

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:After much speculation that she might not make the cut off in an absurdly cramped Democratic primary field, it seems that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has met the 65,000-donor...
Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 18:59.

Looks Like Republicans Got the Sham FBI Investigation They Wanted

Looks Like Republicans Got the Sham FBI Investigation They Wanted

The FBI has wrapped up its hasty investigation of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct even earlier than anticipated, and Republicans seemed quite pleased with the results.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the report offered “no back up from any witnesses including those specifically named as eye witnesses by people who brought these allegations.” Senate Judiciary...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 18:25.

'We Are Not Protected in Politics': Why Lucy Flores Shared Her Story Now

'We Are Not Protected in Politics': Why Lucy Flores Shared Her Story Now

When asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper what she would say to critics who accused her of being “politically motivated” in her decision to speak out about Joe Biden’s inappropriate behavior, former Nevada assemblywoman Lucy Flores said: “I would say politics was definitely the impetus.”

In her response, Flores upended the script that women are expected to follow, one in which they must play...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 16:57.

Republican Woman Hates Trump's Racist and Sexist Language, Loves His Racist and Sexist Policies

Republican Woman Hates Trump's Racist and Sexist Language, Loves His Racist and Sexist Policies

In a recent interview with Politico’s Women Rule podcast, Lea Márquez-Peterson, a Republican primary candidate for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District, said that when it comes to Donald Trump, “I kind of separate the man from the policy.”

To which I say....huh?

“I mean, there are certainly things he has said that I’ve not agreed with related to women and so on,” she said. “But if I focus on...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 16:55.

Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Former Trump campaign lawyer Michael Cohen, who once vowed to “take a bullet” for his old boss but abruptly changed his tune when the feds started chasing him, has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for financial crimes and another two months for lying to Congress. Calling the crimes “a veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct,” Judge William H. Pauley III delivered the sentence at the...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 16:32.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Crusader 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Crusader 

Given Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s ability to deflect, the New Yorker’s new profile on the White House press secretary is about as clarifying and detailed as one could be; it doesn’t reveal many new insights about Sanders, so much as confirming much of what her public persona displays: that she is an ultra-conservative evangelical Christian who is, if not entirely politically aligned with Trump,...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 15:49.

Joe Biden Says Anita Hill 'Was Vilified' and Expresses Regret, But It's Not Enough

Joe Biden Says Anita Hill 'Was Vilified' and Expresses Regret, But It's Not Enough

I really, really want to like Joe Biden. Though his record on progressive policies is mixed, he’s like the white grandpa I didn’t know I had. During his long career he has strengthened policies against campus sexual assault, helped pass the Violence Against Women Act, which he also wrote. He’s one of the most vocal male allies in the #MeToo movement in Washington, D.C. But every time Biden,...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 15:06.

Senate Democrats Sue for Immediate Release of Brett Kavanaugh's Records

Senate Democrats Sue for Immediate Release of Brett Kavanaugh's Records

Six Senate Democrats who say they have been frustrated by a lack of transparency throughout Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing have filed a federal lawsuit requesting the immediate release of records about his tenure as a lawyer for the George W. Bush White House and subsequent nomination as a federal judge.

On Monday, as BuzzFeed News reports, Sens. Richard...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 14:48.

ICE Withholding Double-Amputee's Prosthetic Arm as He Awaits Deportation

ICE Withholding Double-Amputee's Prosthetic Arm as He Awaits Deportation

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is set to deport a double-amputee Honduran man without his prosthetic arm on Friday, and unless lawmakers intervene, his lawyers say, the U.S. government is sending the man back to a life-threatening situation.

Lawyers for 36-year-old Victor Antonio Valladares Diaz fear that this will mean death. “The disabled are easy targets—he literally can’t run,”...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 14:41.

Catholic School to Girls: Your 'Provocative' Outfits Invite Harassment

Catholic School to Girls: Your 'Provocative' Outfits Invite Harassment

It’s not particularly surprising to learn that a Michigan Catholic school, which last year made headlines for wanting students to wear “modesty ponchos” over prom dresses deemed too revealing by teachers, has once again fucked up.

Detroit’s ABC 7 reports that dozens of students at Dearborn Divine Child High School are protesting a lesson about rape and sexual harassment by a Campus...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 13:42.

Donald Trump Was 64 Years Old When He Reportedly Scrambled to Hide His High School Transcripts 

Donald Trump Was 64 Years Old When He Reportedly Scrambled to Hide His High School Transcripts 

One of the most illuminating and delightful discoveries from Michael Cohen’s massive dump of information about Donald Trump during his recent congressional testimony was the president’s apparent fear of his grades being released.

“When I say conman, I’m talking about a man who declares himself brilliant but directed me to threaten his high school, his colleges, and the College Board to never...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 13:04.

The Only Good Love Story

The Only Good Love Story

Here is a refreshing, beautiful tale about unrequited romance, lifelong friendship, and two of most powerful people in the country: When they were both in their 20s, Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist asked former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to marry him. She turned him down. They stayed friends. That’s it!

NPR reports that journalist and historian Evan Thomas...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 10:35.

The FDA Is a Complete Mess When It Comes to Dealing With Sexual Harassment 

The FDA Is a Complete Mess When It Comes to Dealing With Sexual Harassment 

A new report by BuzzFeed News has found that federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration are, if you can believe it, wildly unprepared to handle sexual misconduct claims.

BuzzFeed News reports that last year, University of California, San Francisco found that anti-Big Tobacco researcher Stanton Glantz had violated its sexual harassment policies and created “a work environment that...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 10:27.

A Breastfeeding Mother Is Suing the Trump Administration to Be Reunited With Her Infant Daughter 

A Breastfeeding Mother Is Suing the Trump Administration to Be Reunited With Her Infant Daughter 

A nursing mother who fled death threats from her brother-in-law in El Salvador is suing the Trump administration to reunite her with her 11-month old daughter, who was still being breastfed when they were forcibly separated.

Leydi Duenas-Claros, who was denied asylum in July, is currently facing deportation and is among the hundreds of migrant families that remain separated despite multiple...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 10:24.

Here's How A Christian Group Prevents Same Sex Couples From Adopting, In the Name of 'Religious Freedom'

Here's How A Christian Group Prevents Same Sex Couples From Adopting, In the Name of 'Religious Freedom'

Republicans across the country, now bolstered by the Trump administration, have been working very hard to enable healthcare providers, adoption agencies, and other organizations to deny services to LGBTQ people in the name of religious freedom. A disturbing new report by USA Today, the Arizona Republic and the Center for Public Integrity has traced hundreds of so-called “religious freedom” ...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 10:22.

Simone Biles Speaks Candidly About Depression and Recovery After Sexual Abuse

Simone Biles Speaks Candidly About Depression and Recovery After Sexual Abuse

In a candid interview about depression and recovery after sexual abuse, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles described how she came to terms with being sexually abused by Larry Nassar, the former team doctor for USA Gymnastics now serving multiple sentences on charges of child pornography and sexual assault of minors.

In her new YouTube series, actress Priyanka Chopra asked Biles about her...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 04:36.

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Brett Kavanaugh, Punts on Question of FBI Investigation [Updated]

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Brett Kavanaugh, Punts on Question of FBI Investigation [Updated]

On Friday morning, hours after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford offered grueling , heartbreaking testimony about being sexually assaulted at age 15 and Brett Kavanaugh, while lying through his teeth, yelled about being good, Republicans barreled forward with a confirmation vote. Along party lines, they voted 11-10, in support of advancing Kavanaugh’s nomination to a full vote on the Senate...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 04:05.

A Brief, Shameful History of Childcare in the United States 

A Brief, Shameful History of Childcare in the United States 

Elizabeth Warren unveiled a universal childcare proposal earlier this week that aims to give all parents access to free or subsidized child care. As one of the first major actions of her primary campaign, the announcement felt something like a mission statement: Hillary Clinton released a slate of more modest proposals around paid leave and childcare in 2016, and Bernie Sanders has also...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019 at 03:18.

Our Most Regrettable Summer Reinventions

Our Most Regrettable Summer Reinventions

Everything is stupid, and so are we. Welcome to Jezebel’s Stupidest Summer Ever, a season-long celebration of our worst, most idiotic thoughts and opinions.

Growing up, summer was often a time for reinvention and renewal. The sweet three month break from school teased with possibility: you could come back to be somebody brand new; or at least you could look like the kind of person you wanted...

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