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#MeToo Dress Code Is Moving to Capitol Hill

Rep. Jackie Speier, other Dems encouraging black attire for President Trump's State of the Union

(Newser) - The red carpet turned dark at the Golden Globes on Sunday, where the majority of celebrities dressed in all black to recognize the sexual misconduct issue in Hollywood marked by the "#MeToo" and "Time's Up" movements. Now it's Congress' turn, with an invite from the House... More »

New Allegations of Sex Misconduct, This Time in Congress

Current and former female lawmakers, including Mary Bono, reveal past instances of harassment

(Newser) - For years, GOP Rep. Mary Bono endured increasingly suggestive comments from a fellow House lawmaker. But when the congressman approached her on the House floor and told her he'd been thinking about her in the shower, she confronted the man, who she said still serves in Congress, telling him... More »

There's More to Uncover in Gen. Allen Emails: Lawmaker

Speier calls on Pentagon to reopen investigation of emails between Allen and Jill Kelley

(Newser) - A member of the House Armed Services Committee is calling on Chuck Hagel to reopen the investigation into Gen. John Allen and his emails with socialite Jill Kelley , claiming the Pentagon never actually subpoenaed many of the private emails between the pair. California Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier says the investigation... More »

Congresswoman on Abortion: 'I Lost a Baby'

Jackie Speier delivers impassioned speech

(Newser) - Congresswoman Jackie Speier gave a shockingly personal floor speech in defense of Planned Parenthood yesterday, telling her fellow legislators about her own abortion. “I had a procedure at 17 weeks pregnant with a child who moved from the vagina into the cervix,” said the California Democrat. “I... More »

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