• Trump won’t meet Pope, and it may be a while on an ambassador

    • Apr 18, 2017

    Since it now seems clear that President Donald Trump won’t meet Pope Francis when he comes to Sicily in late May for a G7 summit, many people will assume that the first real test of how serious Trump is about engaging the Vatican will come with his pick for ambassador. For several reasons, however, that move may not come anytime soon, so we might have to look for other measures.

  • Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

    • Mar 21, 2017

    President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, began the first day of Senate confirmation hearings. Democratic representatives are hesitant regarding his conservative position on reproductive rights. They are also still trying to negotiate how to handle this process given that President Obama’s nominee wasn’t given a hearing by the Republican-controlled senate when it was his due.

  • Senate bill would move women’s health funding away from Planned Parenthood

    Senate bill would move women’s health funding away from Planned Parenthood

    • Feb 6, 2017

    A new bill, sponsored by senators Joni Ernst and James Lankford, wishes to re-allocate women’s health care funding away from controversial abortion provider Planned Parenthood, toward health care providers that don’t perform abortions.