Judge’s Ruling In CNN Case A Victory For Free Press

November 17, 2018

Friday’s ruling by US District Court Judge Timothy Kelly — a 2017 appointee of President Donald Trump — requiring the White House to return CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s “hard pass” struck an important victory for the free press.

Via: CNN


Judge Orders White House To Reinstate Jim Acosta’s Press Credentials

November 16, 2018

A federal judge on Friday ruled to immediately reinstate CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials in a victory for the cable news network and the media outlets that are supporting its lawsuit. CNN had accused the Trump administration of violating constitutional rights of freedom of the press and due process.

Via: HuffPost


Democrats Say Their First Bill Will Focus On Strengthening Democracy At Home

November 14, 2018

Democrats will take control of the U.S. House in January with big items topping their legislative to-do list: Remove obstacles to voting, close loopholes in government ethics law and reduce the influence of political money. They also want to add some muscle to our democracy by establishing automatic voter registration and reinvigorating the Voting Rights Act.

Via: NPR


It’ Official: Young People Are Winning.

November 12, 2018

The 2018 election ushered in the youngest and most diverse Congress in American history, and the average age of Congress plummeted by a decade following the midterm elections. Millennial engagement was at record highs, and voter turnout across the country exceeded every midterm election going back to the 1960’s.

Via: Millennial Politics


Historic Highlights From The Midterms

November 9, 2018

America clearly stood up, and showed up. Our diversity has always been our strength and that was demonstrated by the resounding wins of a very diverse group of political candidates. Onward and upward. Now the work of governing begins, and the race for 2020 kicks off. Game on.

Via: Millennial Politics


Gun Safety Activist Lucy McBath Wins House Seat In Georgia

November 8, 2018

McBath, a national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action, has narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel to represent Georgia’s 6th congressional district—a significant feat for the first-time candidate and her gun safety message. Handel conceded Thursday morning.

Via: Mother Jones