“Jeff Sessions just threw every transgender American to the wolves”


SALON

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo this morning declaring that the Department of Justice does not interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as offering protections to transgender individuals in the workplace. This is a sharp reversal from the Obama-era interpretation.

“Although federal law, including Title VII, provides various protections to transgender individuals, Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity per se,” Sessions wrote. “This is a conclusion of law, not policy. As a law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice must interpret Title VII as written by Congress.” MORE

“Obama Gives Trump A Lesson In Presidential Leadership With Powerful Charlottesville Response”


POLITICUS USA

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“Supreme Court Ducks Big Transgender Rights Case — Thanks To Trump Administration”


HUFFINGTON POST

GLOUCESTER, VA — AUGUST 21: Gavin Grimm, 17, left, is photographed with his mom Deirdre Grimm, in Gloucester, Virginia, on Sunday, August 21, 2016. The transgender teen sued the Gloucester County School Board after it barred him from the boys’ bathroom. (Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

“Perez elected DNC chairman”


POLITICO

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“Possibility of FBI leaks to Trump campaign raises alarm”


MADDOW BLOG

Spencer Ackerman, national security editor for The Guardian, talks with Rachel Maddow about concerns about connections between the Donald Trump campaign and the FBI, particularly the New York field office, and the apparent willingness of some in the FBI to ...

Spencer Ackerman, national security editor for The Guardian, talks with Rachel Maddow about concerns about connections between the Donald Trump campaign and the FBI, particularly the New York field office, and the apparent willingness of some in the FBI to …

“Republican attack ad in Minnesota has exquisitely bad timing”


THINK PROGRESS

A negative mailer backfires on the GOP.

A negative mailer backfires on the GOP.

“Keith Scott’s Family Demands Charlotte Police Release Shooting Video”


HUFFINGTON POST

Relatives of the man killed by police in North Carolina pleaded for calm after two nights of unrest.

Relatives of the man killed by police in North Carolina pleaded for calm after two nights of unrest.

“NAACP president: Trump’s comments ‘insulting’


CNN

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“Analysis: Voting Rights Hang in the Balance This November”


MSNBC

Wednesday’s Supreme Court deadlock ensured that North Carolina’s restrictive voting law won’t be in force for the November election. But it also underlined that the court’s four conservatives appear wedded to a strikingly limited approach to protecting access to the ballot. And it made clearer than ever that the future of voting rights in America will likely be determined by the court’s ninth justice—and therefore by the winner of the presidential election. MORE

“Veterans take to Twitter to share their support of Colin Kaepernick’s right to protest: “I serve to protect your freedoms, not a song”


SALON

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