The Morning Briefing
July 31, 2019
Around the NBA, teams are beginning to replace all-female dance squads with diverse "hype" teams. Not everyone is happy about the NBA's embrace of diversity though. Some people unhappy about the changes are the female dancers, who blame the NBA's new love of diversity on the #MeToo movement.In Other News
So far, over the last year, eight NBA teams have phased out their all-female dance squads and replaced them with co-ed teams.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before the House on Wednesday about his multi-year investigation into the Russian collusion hoax. Democrats, unhappy with the fact that there was no collusion, have been trying to find new ways to preserve this investigation as a dark cloud to hang over Trump’s head.
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives voted to condemn comments President Donald Trump made over the weekend telling four liberal Democratic congresswomen of color that they should "go back" to the countries they came from.In Other News
The resolution passed Tuesday afternoon along a mostly partyline vote of 240-187, even though Republicans denied Trump is a racist and had urged GOP lawmakers to oppose the Democratic measure, according to The Associated Press.
The resolution said the the House "strongly condemns" Trump's "racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."
WASHINGTON, D.C. - West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin introduced a bill Tuesday to withhold federal funds for the men’s World Cup unless the women’s team receives equal pay.
The clear unequitable pay between the U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams is unacceptable and I’m glad the U.S. Women’s soccer team’s latest victory is causing a public outcry. They are the best in the world and deserve to be paid accordingly,” Manchin said in a press release on his website.
The legislation would prevent federal funds from being used for the 2026 World Cup in the United States until the U.S. Soccer Federation pays the men’s and women’s teams equally, Manchin said.