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Disability Rights Under Attack by Congress

"Everyone is just one bad day away from needing accessible options the #ADA requires to help them get around," tweeted Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

Rights for Americans with disabilities are under attack in a bill disguised as reform of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Duckworth Uses Her Own Pregnancy to Champion Paid Leave

"When people are forced to drop out of the workforce to take care of their children, our economy loses some of our best and brightest workers," Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said.


It has been a rallying cry for Democrats for the better part of a decade; as more women have aspired to play dual roles as both mother and professional, many liberals are looking at employers to ease the burden.

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Trump Tweets About Democrats Not Caring About the Military Provoke Devastating Response from Combat Veteran Sen. Duckworth

"I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five deferment draft-dodger," said Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs while serving as an air assault helicopter pilot in Iraq.


President Donald Trump spent his weekend on Twitter playing the blame game over the government shutdown and saying Democrats do not care about the military. But on Saturday, one Democratic veteran made it very clear that she's tired of "five deferment draft-dodger" Trump saying anything about the military.

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Veterans Slam Trump

Some believe President Trump "exploited" the wife of a fallen Navy SEAL officer, while others criticized his decision to wear a flight jacket and admiral's cap during a speech.

President Donald Trump / REUTERS

President Donald Trump has been largely criticized by veterans on social media for a number of incidents this week, from the exploitation of a Navy SEAL's widow to the insinuation that military members don't fight to win.

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The 115th Congress Not a Model for Diversity

The number of women and minorities has slightly increased, and Congress remains overwhelmingly male and white — much like boardrooms in the U.S.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s selfie at House GOP conference in November. / Twitter

The 115th Congress began its session on Tuesday. It's being said that November's elections resulted in the most diverse congress ever. But that's not saying much, as the increase from the 114th Congress is minimal. The voice of the people is not representative of U.S. demographics.

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Candidates who Support People with Disabilities are Victorious on Election Night

State representatives and others from both major political parties who have promised to progress disability rights were winners on election night.

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

Even though the presidential candidate who had made people with disabilities a priority during her campaign did not win, there was much to be celebrated on Election Night for this community.

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Trump Creating 'Goldwater Effect'

Republican Party leaders grow more concerned that Trump will push Latino voters away from the GOP the same way Barry Goldwater drove Blacks away five decades ago — but they stop short at withdrawing support.

Left: Barry Goldwater; Right: Trump

Many top officials in the Republican Party are getting queasy over their presumptive nominee's recent remarks regarding the judge presiding over his upcoming Trump University fraud trial, with comparisons being drawn between Trump and the 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater.

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Anti-Trump Movement May Shape Senate

McCain, other Trump endorsers facing backlash

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

For some Democrats hoping to win the Senate seats in their states, their Republican opponents' support for Trump may play a role in who wins the race.

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