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Jon Stewart berates House Judiciary Committee over treatment of 9/11 first responders

Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart choked up Tuesday while slamming Congress over health care for responders to the September 11 terrorist attacks. “As I sit here today, I can’t help but think, what an incredible metaphor this room is…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Photos of paper brandished by Trump suggest details of secret Mexico deal

President Trump taunted journalists with a one-page document Tuesday that he said contained a secret deal with Mexico that was too fragile to publicly unveil. “You would freeze-action it, you would stop it, you would analyze it,” Trump told journalists as he left the White…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ilhan Omar filed joint tax returns with husband while married to another man

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs chemical castration bill into law

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that requires anyone convicted of committing a sexual offense against a child under 13 years of age to undergo chemical castration treatment as conditions of parole. Alabama House Bill 379 states individuals convicted of such…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sex Work Would Be Broadly Legal in New York Under New Bill Introduced Monday

Sex work would be broadly legalized in New York state under a first-of-its-kind bill introduced by state legislators on Monday. A group of lawmakers first called for legislation in February, but on Monday they finally came forward with a 13-page bill that would bring dramatic…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Iran has increased production of enriched uranium – IAEA

The head of the global nuclear watchdog has confirmed Iran is increasing its production of enriched uranium. But International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano said it was not clear when they will reach a limit set under a 2015 international deal. Iran announced…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Firearms industry girds for fight over silencers

The firearms industry is braced for a state-level fight over access to gun suppressors, which were thrust into the national discussion following last month’s shooting at a municipal building in Virginia. The massacre, which left 12 dead, has given way to calls for silencers to…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Dems halt effort to secure pay increase for lawmakers, as contempt votes, funding drama loom

House Democrats on Monday evening abruptly halted an effort to increase congressional pay for the first time since 2009, saying the proposal would be reviewed carefully after several freshmen Democrats made overt efforts to block it. Members of Congress generally make $174,000 per year, with…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Justin Amash gone from House Freedom Caucus after saying Trump’s conduct was ‘impeachable’

Michigan Repubican Rep. Justin Amash announced Monday evening he was leaving the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus, just weeks after he attracted the ire of his colleagues by arguing in Twitter posts that President Trump had committed impeachable offenses, Fox News has learned. Amash, speaking…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Governor Northam to Convene Special Session on Gun Control July 9th!

Armed with a wish list of gun safety proposals, Gov. Ralph Northam is summoning state lawmakers back to Richmond on July 9. Northam announced Tuesday he’s using his executive power to call a special session, which he said was needed after a gunman walked into…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

A Michigan hotel is offering free accommodations for anyone traveling for an abortion

In recent months, states across the country have been passing laws designed to make it harder — and in some cases, nearly impossible — to get an abortion. So Shelley O’Brien, manager of The Yale Hotel in the tiny Michigan town of Yale, made an…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

Harris stresses background as prosecutor in taking on Trump

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during a speech Saturday night at an NAACP gathering in South Carolina stressed her work as a prosecutor as a key qualification for challenging President Trump. The 2020 White House hopeful also touted her experience as California’s attorney general and said…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China a day after the city’s biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997. Riot police ringed Hong Kong’s…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

California Dems agree to full health benefits for many low-income illegal immigrants, in swipe at Trump

In a stance to distance itself from President Trump’s administration, California is set to become the first state in the country to pay for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have full health benefits. Under an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats in…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

Democrats hope some presidential candidates drop out — and run for Senate

Democrats facing a steep uphill climb to win back the Senate want Beto O’Rourke to reconsider his long-shot bid for president and take another look at running for the Senate in Texas, especially if his White House bid fails to pick up momentum. They feel…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

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