Stay on top of the latest political-happenings with our end-of-the week review:
In an interview with CNN, Hillary Clinton said there’s no way she wouldn’t be the nominee for the Democratic Party. Her subtle (ok not-so-subtle) message was clear – accept the unofficial defeat Sanders, for the party’s best interests. Catch the interview here, plus see what she really thinks of Donald Trump.
Speaking of Hil and Trump, a Fox News poll shows that the Republican candidate holds a 45-42% lead over his opponent. The poll depicts that voters feel all types of ways about the candidates, but one thing voters do agree on: they believe both Trump and Clinton lack moral values, honesty and empathy — and will do anything to get a vote. Check out the stats on the poll results.
Cries of “shame, shame, shame” echoed at the U.S. House of Representatives recently. The Democrat’s shouts were aimed at seven Republicans, as the latter switched their votes to defeat a measure that would bar discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. The final vote was 213-212. Get an inside look at what made the Republican lawmakers change their minds.
More on controversial laws: Oklahoma’s state legislature passed a bill that would make performing abortions a felony. Unless an abortion was done to save the mother’s life, this could mean prison-time for anyone who performs the procedure. Those against the law say it’s a direct violation of Roe vs. Wade, the 1970s Supreme Court law that legalized abortion. Learn about the bill as it heads to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s office. No word on whether Fallin will sign it.
On the topic of Supreme Court laws passed decades ago — earlier this week a federal court ordered a Mississippi town to desegregate, calling the segregation of its schools “unacceptable” and “unconstitutional.” Check out more about this five-decade-long (yep, 50 years!) legal battle – and if the district plans to obey.
Trump is talking favorites when it comes to potential Supreme Court nominees (should he become President) to fill the the seat left behind by the late Justice Scalia, as well as any future vacancies. His list consists of six federal court judges and five supreme court justices – all far left, conservative choices. Discover some facts about his prospective picks.