The families of American citizens and dual nationals with strong Western ties held for years in Iran joined forces and met for the first time last week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting to press international diplomats for their release.
The campaign manager for Gil Cisneros, a Democratic congressional candidate in California, abruptly resigned Monday the same day Cisneros announced that a woman who accused him of sexual harassment had withdrawn her complaint.
Several California Democrats running for Congress have lambasted Republicans for their handling of a 36-year-old sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week while remaining silent about #MeToo charges women have leveled against three Democrats.
Democratic congressional candidate Katie Porter, who has repeatedly called out her opponent Rep. Mimi Walters (R., Calif.) for remaining quiet about the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week, declined to answer repeated questions about sexual harassment and misconduct charges against several Democratic candidates and lawmakers.
A Democratic candidate in California who was accused earlier this year of sexual harassment is declining to comment on the national firestorm over the allegations of sexual misconduct dating back three decades against Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The leading worldwide association for information technology professionals is calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to speak out on behalf of one of their board members, who is imprisoned in Iran, during the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York this week.
Democratic congressional candidate Mike Levin, who has criticized Republicans’ handling of Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, received $10,000 from a political action committee chaired by a lawmaker facing charges that he molested a teenage girl in 2007.
A senior Iranian official’s pointed public criticism of the regime’s mistreatment of a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned in Iran for three years is offering a glimmer of hope for his family and advocates of all western prisoners held in Iran after years of despair and stalled negotiations.
Katie Porter, a university professor and Democratic candidate running against Rep. Mimi Walters (R., Calif.), dismissed the gas-tax repeal campaign in California as a GOP distraction four months before she vocally opposed higher gas taxes in a campaign ad.
President Obama will hit the campaign trail this weekend in California, where he is expected to campaign for all seven Democrats running in seats previously held by Republicans, including lottery winner and philanthropist Gil Cisneros, who was accused of sexual harassment earlier this year.