(Getty Images) This week the Supreme Court went back into session, kicking off what’s expected to be one of the most divisive and controversial terms in recent history. Everything from guns to abortion rights is on the docket, and America will get to see the impact of the addition of Trump-appointee Brett Kavanaugh. Although judges are expected to be politically impartial, Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation hearing after being accused of sexual assault, left him charging Democrats with unfairly going after his character.
Montgomery Mayor-elect Steven Reed (WAKA-TV) Montgomery, Ala., has widely been considered the birthplace of the modern American Civil Rights movement since the bus boycott of 1955. But more than six decades after that historical event, the city has elected its first Black mayor. According to the BBC, Tuesday, county probate judge Steven Reed, beat local TV station owner David Woods during a run-off that had Reed claiming victory with a decisive majority vote of 67%.
President Donald Trump, joined by from left, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, who became a rising political star last year among a sweep of new lawmakers in Congress, has filed for divorce from husband Ahmed Hirsi, documents entered in the Hennepin County, Minn., District Court on Friday confirm. The split comes after months of allegations of an affair between the 37-year-old freshman congresswoman and Washington-based political consultant Tim Mynett. READ MORE: Woman makes salacious claim against Ilhan Omar in divorce filing According to a statement from her attorney Jaime Driggs, Omar’s marriage has “been the object of speculation and innuendo from political opponents and the media,” and “taken a significant toll” on the family, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Sen. Kamala Harris’ poll numbers in California have dipped significantly, placing the once leading Democratic contender behind three of her opponents. According to a new poll, Harris has lost the lead in her home state with numbers sinking to single digits, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders surpass her with a strong showing among voters in the 2020 presidential race. READ MORE: Bernie Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events CNN reports that Warren stands at 23%, with Biden at 22% and Sanders at 21%, according to the new Public Policy Institute of California poll. Harris numbers reportedly slid from 19% in July to 8%.
Color of Change is going after Comcast NBCUniversal for petitioning the Supreme Court to challenge the integrity of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, our oldest civil rights statute.
Democratic presidential candidate, South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign stop on September 23, 2019 in Elkader, Iowa. Buttigieg is on this third day of a four-day bus trip around the state.
By DÁNICA COTO Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators set fires Monday and chanted calls for Haiti’s president to resign as the opposition to Jovenel Moïse tried to increase pressure for him to leave office. Protesters said several people were hit by gunfire, including a local journalist. Schools, businesses and government offices were closed as protesters gathered chanting, “Down with Jovenel!” “We can’t continue to live like this,” said 34-year-old Lestin Abelo as he poured gasoline on a pile of debris that quickly caught fire. “We have a government that’s not doing anything for the people.” Opposition leaders and supporters say they are angry about public corruption, spiraling inflation and a dwindling supply of gasoline that has forced many gas stations in the capital to close.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign stop at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater in Dubuque on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential candidates’ third-quarter fundraising (all times local):