Bryan Zollinger
Black Experience

‘Completely Plausible’ Obama Staged Charlottesville Events to Smear Trump, Says Republican Lawmaker

Idaho state Rep. Bryan Zollinger of Idaho Falls spread conspiracy theories against former President Barack Obama and Democrats on his Facebook page regarding the white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. [read more…]

John Cornyn
National

Not One Woman Included in Senate Panel Crafting Health Care Law

The 13-member working group of U.S. senators selected by Senate Republican leadership to craft legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare does not include a single woman, despite the GOP having five women among its Senate  ranks, and considering the significant impact this bill would have on women. Meanwhile, people of color are hardly represented as well. [read more…]

Politics

Mitch McConnell to Elizabeth Warren: Shut Up, Sit Down

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren held the Senate floor Tuesday to make remarks on the pending appointment of U.S. Attorney General nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions from Alabama. When Warren began reading a recently uncovered letter written by the late Coretta Scott King in 1986, Republican senators shut her down. [read more…]

Nebraska Republican State Sen. Bill Kintner (Courtesy of DiversityInc)
National

Republican Senator Resigns Over Sexist Women’s March Retweet

Republican State Sen. Bill Kintner announced his resignation at a news conference Wednesday in Nebraska’s state Capitol following his retweet of a Twitter post involving three Women’s March on Washington participants that seemingly made light of sexual assault. [read more…]