Viking clap forthcoming.
This week, Democrats took a step toward regaining control of the House of Representatives, following elections in California, New Jersey and several other states.
Women candidates were also highly successful. At least 601 women are expected to run for the House, Senate or gubernatorial seats this year, according to Politico.
Two states — Iowa and South Dakota — are poised to elect female governors for the first time this fall after Republican women secured their party nominations. And women will make important gains in the House after posting key victories in New Mexico, Iowa and New Jersey.
(Here’s our recap of the primaries.)
This week, President Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old woman with a life sentence for a nonviolent drug conviction. Kim Kardashian West advocated for Johnson at the White House last week.
Trump did not comment on the revised death toll in Puerto Rio at a FEMA meeting regarding hurricane preparedness. After a public statement, the president pivoted to “his prowess in negotiating airplane deals, his popularity, the effectiveness of his political endorsements,” among other topics, according to leaked audio of the meeting obtained by the Washington Post.
A delivery man was detained by ICE after he dropped off pizza at an Army base in Brooklyn. For the third month in a row, there were more than 50,000 arrests at the border in May. And The New York Times told the story of a child from Honduras who was separated from his father at the border.
The first few nights, he cried himself to sleep. Then it turned into “just moaning and moaning,” said Janice, his foster mother. He recently slept through the night for the first time, though he still insists on tucking the family pictures under his pillow.
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