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Phyllis Schlafly: The antifeminist who wanted a job in the Reagan administration
The death this week of Phyllis Schlafly, the arch-anti-feminist and antigay activist, calls to mind a harrowing episode buried deep in the archives of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Schlafly founded Stop ERA in 1972, an advocacy group later renamed Eagle Forum whose principal...
82 points by Los Angeles Times | Ronald Reagan Supreme Court of the United States President of the United States Jimmy Carter Equal Rights Amendment Anthony Kennedy Richard Nixon Barry Goldwater
Chappaquiddick revisited
Shooting is scheduled to begin in Rockport this week on the flick “Chappaquiddick,” a retelling of Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy’s infamous 1969 car accident that killed campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne.The flick stars Jason Clarke, best known around here for his role as one of the Bulger, er, Caffee, brothers in the made-in-Providence Showtime series “Brotherhood,” as Teddy; Bruce Dern as his father, ambassador and chief fixer Joe Kennedy; Ed Helms of “The Office” fame as Kennedy cousin Joe Gargan; and Kate Mara as Kopechne.
344 points by Boston Herald | Ted Kennedy Chappaquiddick incident Mary Jo Kopechne Martha's Vineyard Chappaquiddick Island American film actors Jimmy Carter Boiler Room Girls
Opinion: Trump's performance fuels worry
"How would you feel if that was your boss?" and "How would you feel if that was someone in your family?" asked CNN's Jake Tapper after Thursday's news conference with President Donald Trump. Although at this point nothing should surprise anyone about how Trump conducts himself, it was still hard not to have your jaw drop as his face-off with reporters played across screens.
441 points by CNN | Ronald Reagan President of the United States Richard Nixon Republican Party Gerald Ford George H. W. Bush Jimmy Carter George W. Bush
What comes next in Trump travel ban case
A federal appeals court has handed a resounding victory to Washington state and Minnesota in their challenge of President Donald Trump's travel ban, finding unanimously that a lower court ruling suspending the ban's enforcement should stay in place while the case continues.
92 points by The Denver Post | President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States George W. Bush United States John G. Roberts Appeal United States Constitution Jimmy Carter
Electrical problem sparked Anaheim White House blaze, officials say
An early morning blaze that severely damaged the Anaheim White House restaurant last week was the result of an electrical problem, authorities said Thursday. Saturday's blaze caused more than $1 million in damage to the 1909 Colonial-style mansion and its contents, Anaheim Police Department spokesman...
344 points by Los Angeles Times | George W. Bush President of the United States Bill Clinton Jimmy Carter Gwen Stefani George H. W. Bush White House Rosalynn Carter
Elizabeth Warren violates arcane rule, sparking Senate dustup
WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has earned a rare rebuke by the Senate for quoting Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor.The Massachusetts Democrat ran afoul of the chamber's arcane rules by reading a three-decade-old letter from Dr. Martin Luther King's widow that dated to Sen. Jeff Sessions' failed judicial nomination three decades ago.The chamber is debating the Alabama Republican's nomination for attorney general, with Democrats dropping senatorial niceties to oppose Sessions and Republicans sticking up for him.
-2 points by Boston Herald | United States Senate Coretta Scott King Mitch McConnell Martin Luther King Jr. John F. Kennedy Republican Party Jimmy Carter George W. Bush
Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren for impugning Sessions’s character
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., led a party-line rebuke Thursday night of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for her speech opposing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, striking down her words for impugning the Alabama senator's character.
1161 points by The Denver Post | United States Senate John F. Kennedy Coretta Scott King Martin Luther King Jr. Mitch McConnell Jimmy Carter United States Lyndon B. Johnson
Republicans vote to rebuke Warren, saying she impugned Sessions' character
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans passed a party-line rebuke Tuesday night of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for a speech opposing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, striking down her words for impugning the Alabama senator’s character.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United States Senate Coretta Scott King John F. Kennedy Martin Luther King Jr. Jimmy Carter Mitch McConnell United States African-American Civil Rights Movement
Elizabeth Warren silenced on Senate floor after quoting Coretta Scott King
WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren has earned a rare rebuke by the Senate for — believe it or not — quoting Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor. The Massachusetts Democrat ran afoul of the chamber’s arcane rules by reading a 30-year-old letter from Dr. Martin Luther King’s widow that dated to Sen. Jeff Sessions’...
28535 points by New York Post | United States Senate Coretta Scott King Martin Luther King Jr. Republican Party Mitch McConnell African-American Civil Rights Movement Alabama Jimmy Carter
Senate rebukes Elizabeth Warren for quoting Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow in debate on Jeff Sessions
As court arguments start, Trump administration lawyers face skeptical questions on travel ban Feb. 7, 2017, 7:04 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump administration faces tough questions in appeals court on travel ban Does the law back Trump's...
13399 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Senate Coretta Scott King Martin Luther King Jr. Mitch McConnell Republican Party African-American Civil Rights Movement Alabama Jimmy Carter
Elizabeth Warren rebuked for quoting Coretta Scott King while debating Jeff Sessions' nomination
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., led a party-line rebuke Thursday night of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for her speech opposing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, striking down her words for impugning the Alabama senator's character. In an extraordinarily rare move, McConnell...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Senate John F. Kennedy Coretta Scott King Martin Luther King Jr. Mitch McConnell Jimmy Carter United States Lyndon B. Johnson
Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren for impugning Sessions's character
In an extraordinarily rare move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell interrupted Warren's speech, saying she had breached Senate rules by reading past statements against Sessions from the late senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the late Coretta Scott King.
54606 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate John F. Kennedy Coretta Scott King Martin Luther King Jr. Mitch McConnell Jimmy Carter United States Lyndon B. Johnson
Court questions whether Trump's travel ban amounts to anti-Muslim discrimination
9th Circuit Court of Appeals says it will rule soon on whether to restore Trump's travel ban Feb. 7, 2017, 4:06 p.m. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges sharply questioned lawyers from the Department of Justice and Washington state over a moratorium on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim...
23 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Judge George W. Bush Jimmy Carter Supreme Court of the United States President of the United States Islam Bill Clinton
Legal showdown: Appeals court to hear challenge to travel ban
Three federal judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals are set to hear oral arguments at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday in the challenge to President Donald Trump's travel ban.
489 points by CNN | George W. Bush President of the United States United States Supreme Court of the United States Democratic Party Injunction Barack Obama Jimmy Carter
Atlanta solar company completes project on Jimmy Carter land
ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta solar company plans to announce completion of a project in former President Jimmy Carter's home town. SolAmerica Energy officials say the project was built on 10 acres of farmland that Carter owns and leased to the company. Carter, who is 92, is set to attend ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Jimmy Carter President of the United States Rosalynn Carter White House First Lady of the United States Washington D.C. Bill Clinton Plains Georgia
Scholars: 'Liberal' reputation of 9th Circuit overblown
SEATTLE (AP) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal concerning President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus."
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | United States Democratic Party President of the United States Barack Obama Ronald Reagan Jimmy Carter Bill Clinton United States Senate
Tips sought to find suspect in ’16 Detroit arson
Police link William James Carter, a transgender woman who goes by Savannah, to July 16 incident in 800 block of Merton        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Truth House Transgender Police Apartment William James Carter Jimmy Carter
California Democratic Party endorses state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in congressional race to replace Becerra
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 6, 2017, 1:49 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
146 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Democratic Party Politics Alaska President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States California Jimmy Carter
George, Barbara Bush's emotional coin toss starts Super Bowl 51
Who expected a Super Bowl coin toss to be emotional?         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | George H. W. Bush Jimmy Carter President of the United States Ronald Reagan Gerald Ford Democratic Party Coin flipping George W. Bush
The 'L' crash of 1977: 'A slow-motion horror'
Every day, Robert and Kathleen Ferbrache would ride the "L" home together after work. He was a collector for a finance company on Adams Street, she was a receptionist for an accounting firm in the Prudential Plaza building. They lived in Oak Park, a few blocks from an "L" station.On Feb. 4, 1977,...
879 points by Chicago Tribune | Jimmy Carter Chicago National Transportation Safety Board Purple Line Brown Line Richard J. Daley Green Line The Streets
California Democrats ask Obama to pardon nearly 750,000 'Dreamers'
Essential Politics: Democrats boast they've picked up another seat in Legislature, statewide uncounted ballots dips below 3.5 million Nov. 17, 2016, 11:30 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:Less than...
8889 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Pardon Gerald Ford Democratic Party Richard Nixon Donald Trump Jimmy Carter Supreme Court of the United States
Leon Billings, former Maryland delegate and author of clean-air measures, dies
Leon G. Billings, a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Montgomery County who was a key author of the federal Clean Air Act and other landmark environmental laws, died Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., after suffering a stroke while visiting family. He was 78.Born in Montana, Mr. Billings...
185 points by Baltimore Sun | United States Environmental Protection Agency United States Senate Water law United States President of the United States Air pollution President pro tempore of the United States Senate Jimmy Carter
John Lewis honored with the Liberty Medal
John Lewis, the Georgia congressman, civil rights giant, and frontline soldier in the struggle for racial equality, was awarded the Liberty Medal on Monday night, more than a half-century after he marched on Washington and vowed to "burn Jim Crow to the ground, nonviolently."
162 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | National Constitution Center Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Prize Selma to Montgomery marches Jimmy Carter United States Constitution United States Congress Martin Luther King Jr.
Brace for October Surprise
As September comes to an end, presidential-election observers are beginning to wonder if there will be an October Surprise. In a campaign where the unexpected has become normalized, both parties -- but particularly Democrats -- suspect that the next month could bring a shocking revelation.
705 points by CNN | Richard Nixon President of the United States Ronald Reagan George H. W. Bush Lyndon B. Johnson Jimmy Carter George W. Bush Bill Clinton
Hinckley goes home: Man who shot Reagan & obsessed over Jodie Foster released
John Hinckley Jr, the man who attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan in order to impress actor Jodie Foster, was released from a psychiatric facility Saturday morning, 35 years after his 15 minutes of fame. Read Full Article at RT.com
219 points by Russia Today | Reagan assassination attempt President of the United States Taxi Driver John Hinckley Jr. Ronald Reagan James Brady Jodie Foster Jimmy Carter
Today in history: Oliver Perry defeats British in Battle of Lake Erie (Highlights for September 9, 2016)
In 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Today is Saturday, Sept. 10, the 254th day of 2016. There are 112 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 10, 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine. On this date: In 1608, John Smith was elected president of the Jamestown colony council in Virginia. In 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. (Afterward, Perry sent out the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours.") In 1919, New York City welcomed home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who'd served in the U.S. First Division during World War I. In 1935, Sen. Huey P. Long died in Baton Rouge two days after being shot in the Louisiana state Capitol, allegedly by Dr. Carl Weiss. In 1939, Canada declared war on Germany. In 1945, Vidkun Quisling was sentenced to death in Norway for collaborating with the Nazis (he was executed by firing squad in Oct. 1945). In 1955, the Western series "Gunsmoke," starring James Arness as Marshal Matt Dillon, began a 20-season run on CBS Television. In 1963, 20 black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace. In 1974, the West African country of Guinea-Bissau became fully independent of Portugal. In 1979, four Puerto Rican nationalists imprisoned for a 1954 attack on the U.S. House of Representatives and a 1950 attempt on the life of President Harry S. Truman were freed from prison after being granted clemency by President Jimmy Carter. In 1987, Pope John Paul II arrived in Miami, where he was welcomed by President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan as he began a 10-day tour of the United States. In 1991, the Senate Judiciary Committee opened hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ten years ago: On the eve of the anniversary of 9/11, President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, placed wreaths at ground zero in New York. Daniel Smith, the 20-year-old son of Anna Nicole Smith, died in the Bahamas of a lethal combination of drugs, five months before the death of his mother. World Golf Hall of Famer Patty Berg died in Fort Myers, Florida, at age 88. Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the U.S. Open final. Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts defeated Eli Manning and the New York Giants 26-21 in the first NFL game to feature brothers starting at quarterback. Five years ago: On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton paid tribute to the 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their hijackers aboard Flight 93 during a ceremony dedicating the first phase of a memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. A pair of NASA probes -- named Grail-A and Grail-B -- rocketed toward the moon on the first mission dedicated to measuring lunar gravity and determining what was inside Earth's orbiting companion. Oscar- and Emmy-winning actor Cliff Robertson died in Stony Brook, New York, a day after turning 88. One year ago: Senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran, overcoming ferocious Republican opposition. New York State approved gradually raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, the first time any state had set the minimum that high. Thought for Today: "The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly." -- Stendhal, French author (1783-1842).
77 points by The Plain Dealer | President of the United States George W. Bush George H. W. Bush Ronald Reagan Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States Jimmy Carter United States