Former CT Senator Joe Lieberman Passes at 82

Joseph Lieberman (he/him, I-CT), known for serving Connecticut in the U.S. Senate for 24 years and switching parties during his last term, has passed away at age 82. His passing follows his selection as the the first Orthodox Jewish vice president nominee of a major party in 2000. The founder of the No Labels party […]

UNRWA Under Investigation for Alleged Hamas Ties

  A report released on January 26 alleges that UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) had 12 staff members aiding Hamas in the October 7 attacks against Israel, which led to the military campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. This newfound evidence has resulted in the […]

Israeli Hostages Update

On January 31, 2024, a senior Hamas official said they would respond to a deal that would extend the pause in fighting between Israel and Gaza, and bring phased exchanges between Hamas-held hostages and Palestinians imprisoned in Israel within a 6-week period. (AP News.) This news comes following the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announcement that they […]

Two Expelled Tennessee Legislators Reinstated

After the The Covenant School shooting in Nashville that killed six people, Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted on April 6th to expel two of the three Democratic lawmakers who joined protests at the state Capitol. The group that has been called “the Tennessee Three” includes Justin Jones (D-Nashville, he/him), Justin Pearson (D-Memphis, he/him), and […]

FDA Awaits Mifepristone Ruling

Ever since Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court in June of 2022, some states have enacted restrictive abortion measures. Oklahoma has a total abortion ban, and in Florida it is restricted to before 15 weeks. On March 17th, Wyoming passed a law that banned both the prescription and use of abortion medication, […]

Amid Protests, Israeli Judicial Overhaul Advances

Protests in Israel have entered their eleventh week as concerned Israelis respond to government plans to overhaul the judicial system. Thousands of people have held demonstrations across the country. In Tel Aviv, one protestor told NPR they were fighting for “the country and for the future of our- my grandchildren and their children, because the […]

Nikki Haley Announces Presidential Run

The GOP primary field just got bigger. On February 14th, Nikki Haley (she/her, R) announced her candidacy for president of the United States, becoming the second major Republican to declare their run after former President Donald Trump (he/him, R). In a video posted to YouTube, she vowed to “take on the Washington establishment and bring […]

Tensions Rise Over Objects in US Airspace

Last week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken (he/him) postponed his planned diplomatic visit to China after a suspected Chinese spy balloon was seen floating over the United States. The U.S. Air Force shot down the balloon off the coast of South Carolina on February 4th. Debris from the wreckage was recovered, and investigations by the […]