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Mattis Explains Views on Space Force

(13 Aug 2018) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he previously opposed efforts in Congress to create a Space Force because he believed it was important to define what space-related issues the Pentagon needed to address. Mattis spoke while flying to Brazil. (Aug. 13)

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Lawyer Set to be 1st Muslim Woman in Congress

(9 Aug 2018) Activist and attorney Rashida Tlaib, who is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress, vows to take the fight to President Donald Trump once she’s in Washington (Aug. 9)

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AP Explains: Trump’s Space Force Faces Hurdles

(9 Aug 2018) The White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create a U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020. But as AP’s Sagar Meghani explains, the plan faces serious hurdles, first and foremost, in Congress. (Aug. 9)

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Argentines protest against legal abortion in front of Congress

Dozens of people gather in front of the Argentine Congress to call for the Senate to reject an abortion bill that would legalize the practice.

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Today in History for August 7th

(7 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: U.S. embassies bombed in E. Africa; Congress OKs powers to expand the Vietnam War; The Battle of Guadalcanal begins; Kon-Tiki ends its journey; Comedy icon Oliver Hardy and news anchor Peter Jennings die. (Aug. 7)

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The race for first Muslim woman in US Congress

At 44 years old, Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is a mother of seven, a lawyer, a community activist and a Muslim, who rises before dawn, prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan. And now she faces the biggest challenge of her life: asking Massachusetts constituents to make her the first Muslim woman elected into Congress.

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Sessions Calls on Congress to Get Tough on Crime

(1 Aug 2018) Attorney General Jeff Sessions is calling on Congress to help the Justice Department and law enforcement around the country combat violent crime. (Aug. 1)

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Who’s Afraid Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Everyone (HBO)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked Democrats when she won a New York City primary over one of the party’s entrenched leaders. Her next chapter is likely to be as a freshman member of Congress, one of the least powerful positions in Washington.

But conservatives are treating Ocasio-Cortez like she’s the most powerful Democrat running for office this year. She’s been mentioned on Fox more than any other cable network, and conservative outlets have published dozens of stories about her every word.

What are they so afraid of?

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Pelosi Visits Flint to Get Update on Progress

(20 Jul 2018) Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and several other members of Congress visit Flint to get an update on ongoing efforts to help the Michigan city recover from the water crisis (July 20)

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