Eleanor's Blog

Feb 4, 2021 Blog
Congresswoman Norton’s Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission is accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Oct 9, 2018 Blog
The Republican rationale for confirming Brett Kavanaugh would make it impossible for virtually any woman (or man) to ever prevail when alleging unwanted sexual behavior.
Oct 4, 2018 Blog
The Republican Senate’s calculated march to confirmation is turning into an insult to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and to women in the United States.
Oct 2, 2018 Blog
There is a new Kavanaugh investigation controversy brewing in real time under our congressional noses.
Apr 13, 2018 Blog
Today, DC begins its commemoration of DC Emancipation Day, when slaves in the nation’s capital were freed 9 months before the Emancipation Proclamation.
Oct 1, 2017 Blog

In an effort to intimidate sanctuary cities, the Trump administration last week picked up undocumented immigrants who had various levels of criminal convictions across the country. That is ICE’s job, and it has nothing to do with sanctuary cities. What Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions want is for sanctuary cities to detain and hand over to ICE people in state or local custody.

Feb 7, 2017 Blog
President Trump’s first two weeks were not about the District of Columbia, but his chaotic beginning coincided with my amendment to remove language from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s (OGR) Authorization and Oversight Plan for the 115th Congress that appeared to signal an intention to get into D.C.’s local government operations well beyond the usual disagreements with D.C. laws.
Jan 1, 2017 Blog
The New Year is a good time for collective D.C. resolutions that set new plans and goals for D.C. statehood.
Feb 25, 2016 Blog
The refusal of Senate Republicans to even hold a hearing on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia naturally generates controversy, even anger, among Democrats.
Jan 4, 2016 Blog
Is there a connection between the Paris and San Bernardino attacks on the one hand, and the increasing success of the US-Coalition strategy in the Middle East on the other?