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BREAKING: McCONNELL PULLS NUCLEAR TRIGGER TO GET GORSUCH CONFIRMED

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BREAKING: McCONNELL PULLS NUCLEAR TRIGGER TO GET GORSUCH CONFIRMED

Unable to break the Democratic block of necessary votes to reach the 60-vote threshold required in the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pulled the "nuclear trigger." By introducing a series of procedural rules, Sen. McConnell will change the number of votes needed for confirmation from the historic standard of 60, down to a simple majority of 51.McConnell is expected to succeed.Gorsuch will likely be confirmed in a vote tomorrow.The Senate will be forever changed. The Supreme Court will be forever changed. The nation will be forever changed.


DEMOCRATS BLOCK GORSUCH CONFIRMATION, WILL McCONNELL USE THE NUCLEAR OPTION?

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DEMOCRATS BLOCK GORSUCH CONFIRMATION, WILL McCONNELL USE THE NUCLEAR OPTION?

BREAKING! Democrats in the Senate blocked the advancement of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's advancement toward confirmation. The big question now: Will McConnell use the Nuclear Option and change the Senate rules to enamble a simple majority vote to get Gorsuch advanced? If so, the Republicans may do irreparable harm to our government. That vote will be held tomorrow. Stay tuned. For More https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-poised-for-historic-clash-over-supreme-court-nominee-neil-gorsuch/2017/04/06/40295376-1aba-11e7-855e-4824bbb5d748_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_gorsuchfight-825a-hed-app%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.ae7442405fda


FED COURT: EMPLOYERS CAN'T FIRE LGBT WORKERS FOR BEING LGBT

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FED COURT: EMPLOYERS CAN'T FIRE LGBT WORKERS FOR BEING LGBT

Yesterday, the 7TH US Circuit Court overruled an Alabama court, saying that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protected LGBT employees from workplace discrimination. The case was brought by teacher Kimberly Hively who alleged that Ivy Tech Community College would not offer her full-time employement because she is lesbian. The case could still go to the Supreme Court. Right now, that court lacks a decisive voter. However, if ultra-conservative Gorsuch is confirmed, the High Court is likely to rule against the 7th Circuit's decision. For More:http://wavy.com/2017/04/04/federal-appeals-court-civil-rights-act-covers-lgbt-workplace-bias/


TRUMP ENABLES UNEQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN AND LEGAL COVER FOR CORPORATE SEXUAL PREDATORS

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TRUMP ENABLES UNEQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN AND LEGAL COVER FOR CORPORATE SEXUAL PREDATORS

Last week, (3/27) with very little fanfare, Trump signed an executive order repealing President Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Order.The order included two rules that impact women: paycheck tranparency and the ban on forced arbitration clauses for sexual harassment, sexual assault, or discrimination claims.By revoking this order, Trump is enabling federal contracts to be awarded to companies that have been found to underpay women, compared to men holding equivilent jobs. It also allows companies to reinsitute manditory arbitration -- the legal settlement of cases outside of court, and with no public record. In short, Trump has made it once...


TRUMP'S BUDGET IS HORRIFIC -- WE MUST ENSURE IT DOES NOT PASS

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The national budget Trump released yesterday is horrific. It guts most areas of discretionary spending to boost the military budget by $54 Billion,  This breakdown of funding is from the Washington Post:  While this budge will devastate the programs supported by the 10 agencies suffering the largest cuts, remember that this is a draft. There are months of negotiations that will be conducted by the White House and Congress before it is passed. We must do everything in our power to positively influence the final outcome. All is not lost. And, in fact, if we work together, much can be saved!...