Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, October 6, by one of the slimmest margins in American history, locking in a solid conservative majority on the court and capping a rancorous battle that began as a debate over judicial ideology and concluded with a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.
When we spoke, she had just tweeted about him and read it aloud:
“All President Trump cares about is winning.
He said it during his campaign, and he says it now.
But what do we all lose as he wins?”
Streisand, no stranger to politics throughout her career, is releasing her first album of original songs since 2005, called Walls, on November 2.
Late last month, she released the album’s first single, “Don’t Lie to Me,” which is a direct address to the president. And on Tuesday, Streisand released the music video – the first she’s ever directed – complete with images of protests and even a sign somewhere in there that says “Stop Kavanaugh.”
“I’m just so concerned with our country and the world,” she said. “When I say in the song ‘we all lose,’ do we lose our integrity as a nation? Do we lose our reputation in the world? One of the songs talks about a beacon of light, and ‘Lady Liberty’ talked about the danger in the sound of silence, when people don’t speak up, when people don’t vote. And now we have a leader who can’t be trusted. The way he pushed Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court to protect himself is unconscionable; we have a leader and now a Supreme Court justice who tells lies.”
She added that it’s the young people of this country who are already living out the message of her new album and who have already set the example of what good activism looks like.
“As I say in the booklet of the new album, I’ve been especially moved by the young people in the United States who have found their voice and are demanding to be heard,” she said.
“They’re more interested in building bridges than walls; they are the very definition of hope.
They’re on my mind, and I dedicate this album to them.”
Just after midnight on Sunday night, August 26, the flag flying above the White House was hoisted back to full staff.
Earlier Monday, the White House flag had returned to its regular position even as other flags around Washington – including at the US Capitol – remained in the half-staff mourning position. But on Monday afternoon, August 27, the White House once again lowered the flag to half-staff and Trump, in his statement said he “signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment.”
Drumpf has been mocked for forgetting the colors of the American flag during a visit to a children’s hospital this weekend.
In pictures posted by Mr. Azar on Twitter, Drumpf fills in one of the stripes on the star-spangled banner with a blue felt-tip pen.
~18 House Republicans nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize~
In a letter sent Wednesday, May 2, to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the lawmakers tapped Trump for the highly coveted prize for his efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and end the 68-year-old war between North and South Korea.
Keep in mind, this nomination came from the House Republicans.
These are the ‘people’ who released the unilateral report clearing the ‘Orange Turd’ of all wrongdoing in the Russia probe.
I strongly believe they have their heads buried in the sand, are so dirty themselves and have inserted the whole Republican machine up the ‘so-called’ President’s colon.
The Fifth Amendment (Amendment V) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights and, among other things, protects individuals from being compelled to be witnesses against themselves in criminal cases.
“Pleading the Fifth” is thus a colloquial term for invoking the right that allows witnesses to decline to answer questions where the answers might incriminate them, and generally without having to suffer a penalty for asserting the right.
~Michael Cohen asserts Fifth Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case~
Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for President Drumpf, filed court papers Wednesday, April 25, indicating he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination regarding his involvement in a hush money deal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and the ‘so-called’ President.
Cohen filed the declaration as part of an effort to have a civil lawsuit filed by Daniels put on hold.
The judge in that case said last week that he needed to hear from Cohen directly before deciding on that request.
Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ attorney, called Cohen’s declaration “a stunning development.”
The summit this week in Washington, D.C., between Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Drumpf has caused an anxious transatlantic exchange between Francophile Americans and French observers of American life over a singular and urgent issue: the proper French translation for the word “dandruff.”