Jennifer BenderyFeeling sick about the fact that Australia is on fire and almost half a billion -- with a B -- animals have been killed, per estimates?
You can donate to NSW Rural Fire Service here. These are the volunteer firefighters in North and South Wales.
Trump criticized predecessor Barack Obama for spending too much time playing golf — but is on track to pass Obama’s eight-year total in just four years.
Jennifer BenderyTrump's Mar-A-Lago winter vacation pushes his taxpayer-funded golf tab past $118 million.
That amount is equivalent to 296 years of the $400,000 presidential salary that his supporters often boast he's not taking. huffpost.com/entry/trump-go… via @svdate
Sarah Riggs Amico was Stacey Abrams’ running mate. Teresa Tomlinson was the two-term mayor of Columbus. Both want to defeat GOP Sen. David Perdue.
Jennifer BenderyThere are 2 viable, progressive candidates running to unseat Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and both have a shot at being the state’s 1st elected female senator.
Neither is getting much natl attention. I chatted with both, Sarah Riggs Amico + Teresa Tomlinson.
Jennifer BenderyLawrence VanDyke got a "not qualified" ABA rating because his own colleagues described him as “arrogant, lazy, an ideologue, and lacking in knowledge of the day-today practice including procedural rules.”
Republicans just made him a lifetime judge anyway.
The editorial "reserved judgment" on whether Trump should be removed from office.
Jennifer BenderyWaPo editorial board: “More than enough proof exists for the House to impeach Mr. Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, based on his own actions and the testimony of the 17 present and former administration officials."
Lawmakers accused the president of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Jennifer BenderyHouse Democrats just unveiled 2 articles of impeachment against Trump.
1. Abuse of power tied to his demand that the Ukrainian president investigate a political rival.
2. Obstructing Congress in its effort to investigate the behavior.
His "dangerous positions on firearm policy and fealty to a gun-lobby agenda, alone, render him unfit to serve on the federal bench," says the group.
Jennifer BenderyThis week, the Senate will vote to make this guy a lifetime federal judge.
Lawrence VanDyke -- rated "not qualified" by the American Bar Assn after his colleagues described him “arrogant, lazy” and “an ideologue" -- is all but certain to be confirmed.
Sarah Pitlyk has claimed that IVF and surrogacy have “grave effects on society” and lead to “diminished respect for motherhood.”
Jennifer BenderyJUST IN: Senate Republicans confirm Sarah Pitlyk to be a lifetime federal judge, despite her extreme views on fertility treatments having “grave effects on society” + her *unanimous* “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association.
Sarah Pitlyk argued that IVF and surrogacy have "grave effects on society" and lead to "diminished respect for motherhood."
Jennifer BenderyA thing happening that's probably gonna get lost in this week's news slog: Senate Republicans are about to confirm a lifetime federal judge who opposes fertility treatments.
IVF and surrogacy have “grave effects on society," Sarah Pitlyk has argued.
Jennifer BenderyHappening now: The Senate is voting on a procedural step to advance Sarah Pitlyk's nomination to a lifetime seat on a federal court.
She claimed that IVF and surrogacy have “grave effects on society” and lead to “diminished respect for motherhood.”
Jennifer BenderyGot a copy of a letter @SenDuckworth sent to all 99 of her Senate colleagues urging them to oppose Pitlyk's confirmation, citing her own struggles with infertility and ripping Pitly's "deeply insulting" views on fertility treatment.
It rolls back crucial protections for Native women. It also strips out LGBTQ protections and a gun safety provision.
Jennifer BenderyGood morning! ☕️ After months of delays, Senate Republicans finally unveiled their Violence Against Women Act bill.
It rolls back protections for Native women who face unspeakable violence. It also strips out LGBTQ protections + a gun safety provision.
Jennifer BenderyI gotta say, it is particularly ripe that GOP senators unveiled their Violence Against Women Act bill -- one that hurts tribes and leaves Native women even more vulnerable -- in the middle of #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.
Well done guys.
Congress may actually do something to stem the crisis of Native women and girls disappearing and being killed.
Jennifer BenderyToday, as most people were following House impeachment hearings, the Senate inched forward in addressing a largely invisible crisis in America: Native women and girls are routinely going missing and being murdered