[DIGEST: The Guardian, Politics USA, Des Moines Register] Iowa state Senator David Johnson expressed concerns with the “innate bigotry” of Donald Trump’s supporters and is the first elected official to leave the Republican party over Trump. Johnson announced he will change his registration to No Party after Trump accused Judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias after … Continued
[DIGEST: 114th Congress, Huffington Post, The Guardian] On Monday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors Act. Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Richard Blumenthal, Patrick Leahy and seven other Democratic, Independent and Republican senators sponsored the legislation, which was included in the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act to continue federal funding for tracking sex crime offenders. … Continued
Justice Scalia’s death sparked a battle for the soul of the nation’s highest Court. Despite the obstructionist vows of Senate Republicans, President Obama promised to fulfill his constitutional responsibilities by nominating someone to take Justice Scalia’s place on the Supreme Court.