Mitch McConnell

Has impeachment quashed gun control prospects? 

BY: - October 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — Gun control policy, not impeachment, was supposed to dominate the discourse on Capitol Hill this fall.  In early August — just two months ago — lawmakers on both sides of the aisle promised a debate on federal efforts to curb gun violence in the wake of the back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton and […]

Dingell sponsors measure noting intersection of misogyny, domestic violence and gun violence for VAWA anniversary

BY: - September 15, 2019

It’s been 25 years since Congress passed the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) but the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate still hasn’t reauthorized it. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), a longtime champion of VAWA, has joined with two other congresswomen introduced a resolution noting the interplay between misogyny, violence against women and gun violence. Sept. 13 […]

Progressives take aim at Trump judicial pick as ‘Betsy DeVos in a robe’

BY: - September 12, 2019

Updated, 11:55 a.m. with comments from the Michigan Democratic Party President Donald Trump has been filling federal court slots with right-wing nominees at record speed, with a big assist from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Trump’s latest high-profile pick for the influential Second U.S. Court of Appeals is Steven Menashi, associate counsel to […]

U.S. House panel advances gun control bills along party lines, as Whitmer joins govs. in urging passage

BY: - September 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday, despite unified Republican opposition.  The committee voted along partisan lines to approve “red flag” legislation that seeks to limit access to firearms for those deemed a risk to themselves or others. The committee also voted to advance legislation that would […]

COMMENTARY

Susan J. Demas: Trump’s crazy 2 weeks underscore just how much we’ll lose if he wins in 2020

BY: - August 29, 2019

President Donald Trump is diverting disaster funds during hurricane season to his precious border wall. Migrant children are being raped, falling ill and dying in border concentration camps. His administration is planning to stop regulating the greenhouse gas methane as the Amazon is literally on fire. Trump has managed to unleash even more mad-king rantings […]