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Des Moines Register Calls On Steve King To Resign Over White Supremacy Remarks

A major newspaper in Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) home state just called for his resignation hours after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to condemn white supremacy, thus condemning King himself. “Congressman Steve King should resign,” begins the Des Moines Register’s editorial, published late Tuesday afternoon. “He has lost even the potential to effectively represent his Iowa constituents because of his ...
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Trump AG Nominee William Barr Suggests He’d Keep Full Mueller Report Secret

WASHINGTON ― William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, raised doubts on Tuesday that he would release to the public the complete final report by the special counsel team led by Robert Mueller. Barr, seeking to reassure members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about his ability to oversee the probe into Russian efforts to skew the ...
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Karen Pence Is Working At A School That Bans Gay Employees

Karen Pence started at a job this week, teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. It’s not a school where very everyone is welcome. The 2018 employment application, posted online, makes candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activity or violate the “unique roles of male and female.” “Moral misconduct which violates the bona fide occupational qualifications ...
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Kirsten Gillibrand Launches 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee

NEW YORK ― Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has launched an exploratory committee to begin raising money for a possible  presidential campaign, she said Tuesday during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”  “I’m filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States ― tonight!” Gillibrand told host Stephen Colbert, eliciting cheers from the studio audience. Asked why ...
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Congressman: I Would Vote To Expel Steve King From Congress

A New York congressman said Tuesday he would vote to expel racist Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) from Congress over recent remarks King made condoning white nationalism. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) told HuffPost in an interview Tuesday that King should resign but that if a measure were introduced to expel King from Congress, he’d vote for it. “I think he should ...
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UK Parliament To Vote On Future Of Theresa May’s Government

Jeremy Corbyn has taken up Theresa May’s offer to call a no confidence vote in the government in an effort to trigger a general election, after the prime minister suffered an historic defeat on her Brexit deal. May pre-empted Labour by offering a vote on Wednesday if the Labour leader wanted one after her deal was defeated by a massive ...
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House Votes To Condemn White Supremacy, And Thus Rep. Steve King

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday to formally condemn white supremacy and white nationalism, in reference to the racist remarks by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).  House Resolution 41, introduced by Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) to “reject white nationalism and white supremacy,” comes as King faces bipartisan backlash for his statements in a recent interview with The New ...
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May’s Brexit Plan Rejected By Massive Commons Majority

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government was hanging by a thread on Tuesday night after members of Parliament rejected her Brexit plan by a massive majority. In a shattering personal defeat for the prime minister, the House of Commons voted by 432 to 202 to throw out her proposals for the UK to quit the European Union. It represents a majority of ...
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Florida Official: Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib Might ‘Blow Up Capitol Hill’

A Florida city commissioner is facing calls to resign this week after saying Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), a Muslim, might “blow up Capitol Hill.” Hallandale Beach Commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub made the Islamophobic remarks in a Facebook post on Jan. 8 in which she shared a link to an online petition seeking to remove Tlaib from Congress for urging Democrats to ...
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UPDATE: NBC Backs Down, Allows Staffers To Call Steve King’s Comments ‘Racist’

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. ― Shortly after this story was initially published Tuesday, NBC News advised its staffers it was, in fact, fair to describe Rep. Steve King’s remarks on white supremacy as “racist.” “We revised our guidance on Rep. Steve King’s comments,” reads an email from NBC News’ standards department that was shared with HuffPost. “It is fair to characterize ...
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