Record Number Of Women Are Seeking Election In Midterms

Last year they marched on Washington. Now they are running for office.

After the first female presidential nominee by a major party, Hillary Clinton, lost in 2016 to President Donald Trump, pink-hat-clad women rushed down march routes and through side-streets across the world. One year and two marches later, the riverbed is ready for women to flood into power.

“If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself,” Tabitha Isner told TMN.

Nearly 100 people in 22 states have been confirmed with a strain of E. coli contracted from romaine lettuce that was grown in the Yuma, Arizona farming region, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a joint briefing on Friday.

At least 98 people across 22 states have contracted the bacteria from romaine lettuce as of Thursday, the agencies said in a teleconference call. Fourteen of those victims and three of those states were added to the tallies since the last update on the outbreak was given on Wednesday.

The city of Albuquerque is mourning the loss of Jennifer Riordan, a New Mexico banking executive, and showing their love for her after she died in a Southwest Airlines incident Tuesday.

When debris from the failed left engine of Southwest Airlines flight 1380 tore through a window in the aircraft’s cabin, Riordan’s upper body was sucked out the window, passengers on the flight said. Several of them held her lower half in the cabin. She was taken to a hospital in Philadelphia, where the plane had made an emergency landing, and was pronounced dead. She was 43.

Some Facebook users are deleting their accounts after it was recently revealed that a British political consulting firm for President Donald Trump, Cambridge Analytica, harvested data from personal accounts in an alleged effort to sway the 2016 presidential election.

Cambridge Analytica pulled Facebook user’s personal information to target ads based on their likes, friends, comments and other data collected by Facebook, the New York Times and the Observer revealed on March 17. Many Facebook users consider the practice an invasion of privacy.

Students March On Capitol With Eyes On Politicians

Hundreds of thousands of people pulsed through the District Saturday morning as part of a student-organized protest on guns, flooding the streets with shouts and signs asking for more gun control and to “protect our people first.”

Virgina Jeppi, 23, of Towson University, said at the march, “It would be devastating [to survive a school shooting]; you’d never be able to go to class and not think about it every day and not be able to look at the door and think that someone could walk in and kill everyone that you know.”

The new Republican-proposed Farm Bill, which was revealed at a Washington Examiner event Thursday morning, could unearth heavy reforms to the nation’s food stamp program.

“I think our message should be fostering the dignity of a job, not dependency upon the federal government,” said Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) Thursday, referring to a policy in the current farm act that she said allows able-bodied adults to reap benefits from the federal program.

Democratic lawmakers met with teachers and education professionals in a crowded briefing room in Washington, D.C. Tuesday afternoon to discuss the next steps to making our schools safer. Everyone agreed that guns are not the answer.

“Personally, I would never want to be armed,” said panelist Stacey Lippel, an English teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and a survivor of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at the school.

Members of the House of Representatives from New York and supporters of 9/11 victims are calling on Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to “leave the 9/11 health care program alone,” demanding he remove it from the 2019 proposed budget.

“Contained in [President Donald Trump’s] proposed budget for 2019 is a horribly-thought out and dangerous proposal, and a change to the management and administration to the World Trade Center Health Program,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference Monday.

The proposal would separate the WTCHP from the direction of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIASH).

Planned Parenthood’s political affiliates said on Thursday that they are launching a new program to get voters to the polls in eight states with highly competitive Senate and governor’s races in 2018.

The largest-ever midterm election campaign by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes – called “March. Vote. Win.”  will put $20 million toward voter average programs in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Gun control legislation is at the forefront of the congressional agenda, and Democrats are looking to overturn a 1996 amendment that effectively ended gun  violence research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“It’s time for Congress to right this wrong and allow this critical research, including mental health research,” Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) said in a press call Wednesday.

The 1996 Dickey Amendment to the federal government omnibus spending bill mandated that “none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.”

In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Florida, many Democrats in Congress are pushing for stricter gun control legislation.

Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would bring back an Obama-era mental health check process.

“I thought Congress would act after Sandy Hook, after Las Vegas, and we certainly need to act now. Enough is enough,” Maloney said at a news conference Tuesday.

After the Supreme Court in Monday rejected President Donald Trump’s request to review lower court rulings on Deferred Action for Childhood Deferrals (DACA), beneficiaries and supporters off the program are looking to Congress.

Following Trump’s announcement last September that the Obama-era program giving a reprieve from deportation for some undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children would be rescinded on March 5 if Congress could not find a better solution, federal district judges in California and New York filed injunctions against ending DACA.

In the midst of finger-pointing about the government shutdown, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D – Calif.) and Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) are calling on Republicans to address issues of immediacy before passing a new spending bill.

“Republicans in Congress and President [Donald] Trump haven’t worked in faith on a long-term budget agreement for our national security and for our domestic priorities,” McCollum said at a news conference Monday.

One Wall, Two Sides, Three Minutes

After waiting behind caution tape and waving through a fence for more than an hour, families from the U.S. and Mexico finally got what they were waiting for — three minutes with their families through the steel rods of the Anapra Border Wall.

All morning, shouts could be heard from both sides of the wall as families searched for each other. Children with balloons chased dogs that snuck through the fence from Juárez as a freight train barreled past the group on the U.S. side of the border. A young girl sat atop her father’s shoulders in Mexico, pressing her face through the bars and screaming for her aunt.

Daniel “Dan” Lewis and Timothy “Tim” Keller will now go head to head in a runoff election for Mayor of Albuquerque after citizens crowded polling places Tuesday, Oct 3. to cast their vote for the next leader of the city.

The University of New Mexico’s polling location in the Student Union Building saw a line across the top floor of the building all day, at times trailing down the stairs.