close Video Progressive Democrats introduce legislation to expand the size of the Supreme Court House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is open to expanding the size of the Supreme Court, but has no plans to bring a bill sponsored by House and Senate Democrats to the floor for a vote. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., proposed legislation Thursday that would expand the Supreme Court to 13 seats. There are currently nine seats on the court. That number has remained the same since 1869. REPUBLICANS SLAM 'ASSAULT' ON SUPREME COURT BY DEMS' COURT-PACKING BILL During her weekly press conference Thursday, Pelosi, D-Calif., would not commit to bringing that bill to the floor. "No," she said, noting that she supports President Biden’s commission to study "such a proposal." "I think it is an idea that should be … [Read more...] about Pelosi says she’s open to expanding the size of Supreme Court but has no plans to bring Dem bill to the floor
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close Video Gutfeld: MLB harms those it tries to help with All-Star Game move The 'Gutfeld!' panel breaks down the fallout from Major League Baseball's big move Once the media decided the Georgia voting bill was evil by demanding the same steps to vote that you need to perform to get a library card, what did Major League Baseball do ? They moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta, which is 51% Black, to Denver, which is 76% White. What were they smoking? Well, it is Colorado, so maybe weed, because you've got to be mile high to think this was a solution, for a number of reasons that aren't Colorado's fault. It's just that in this new woke world, skin color is everything. So to help Black people, MLB moved the game to Denver, which is Whiter than the slopes in Aspen, and made sure Black-owned businesses in Atlanta lost millions in profit. Like most woke policies, they make the folks in charge feel good while harming the people they insist they're … [Read more...] about Gutfeld: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver makes them feel good, but hurts those they insist on helping
Ever since the Democratic wave of 2018, Travis Oliger, chair of the La Plata County Republican Party, has come to expect low turnout at the candidate meet-and-greets he arranges. But earlier this year, when he looked out at a meet-and-greet crowd in his Democratic-leaning southwest Colorado county , there were a lot of young, unfamiliar faces and they were there to see a little-known candidate for Congress named Lauren Boebert . “It was kind of like with Trump,” Oliger recalls of that unusually large gathering. “People showed up and came out to support Trump and they would tell me, ‘I’m not here to support the party, I really don’t like the Republicans, but I’m for Trump’ and it was like, ‘Wow, really?’ This is very similar.” Boebert, a 33-year-old restaurant owner, pulled off the summer’s biggest political upset on June 30, toppling incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District , a massive area that spans the western half of the state, … [Read more...] about Lauren Boebert beat a Colorado congressman. Is she the next GOP star?
close Video Sen. Graham: Biden, Dems 'drunk with power' Senator Lindsey Graham argues a political power shift in D.C. inspired legislation to pack the Supreme Court. Progressive activists Thursday rallied around new court-packing legislation and pledged to do the grassroots work to convince the Democratic-led Congress to pass the legislation to create a 13-member Supreme Court . Sean Eldridge, founder and president of Stand Up America, said his organization will be educating millions of members about the importance of the legislation and mobilize a grassroots effort to pressure Congress to act. "That's the work ahead of us," Eldridge said Thursday during a press phone call with fellow court expansion activists. "And I think as the Supreme Court continues its extreme rulings, I expect public opinion and political support for court expansion will continue to grow." AOC BACKS COURT-PACKING PUSH: 'WE SHOULD BE EXPANDING THE COURT' … [Read more...] about Progressive activists pledge to push the court packing legislation into law
A version of this story appeared in CNN's Pop Life Chronicles newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here . Tell us what you'd like to see more of in the newsletter at [email protected] . (CNN) The death of pioneering "Saturday Night Live" writer Anne Beatts last week was a reminder of the strides made by women in comedy -- and the work toward equity that remains. Beatts, who died at the age of 74, also created the '80s sitcom "Square Pegs" and was the first female contributing editor to the revered humor publication National Lampoon. More from Pop Life Chronicles Celebs getting a taste of wine success Raya, 'The Equalizer' and Wanda Maximoff are strong female characters taking the lead #HollywoodNextGen: How the children of celebrities are working on their own stardom She paved the way for women in comedy, a road that has been -- and continues to be -- rocky for many. That's the … [Read more...] about Funny how far women have come in comedy