House vote, Trump-Epstein tape and Justice Stevens dies at 99: The Morning Rundown
A tape found in NBC's archives shows Donald Trump discussing women with Jeffrey Epstein at a Mar-a-Lago party in 1992.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walks with reporters before the Democrat controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his "racist comments" about four Democratic congresswomen.Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP - Getty Images
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The House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday night condemning President Donald Trump for his "racist comments" about four Democratic congresswomen of color. The measure passed largely along party lines, with only four Republicans and one independent voting with the Democrats. The vote came after hours of back-and-forth and political gamesmanship on the House floor.
Stevens was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Gerald Ford in the wake of the Watergate scandal in 1975. A prominent antitrust lawyer in Chicago who was an appeals court judge at the time, Stevens was praised by Republicans and Democrats alike and confirmed to the court on a 98-0 vote.
"He brought to our bench an inimitable blend of kindness, humility, wisdom and independence," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "His unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation."
The footage shows two wealthy men laughing and pointing as they appear to discuss young and beautiful women dancing at a party.
Today, one of the men is president of the United States. The other is in federal lockup awaiting a bail decision as he fights sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.
The November 1992 tape from the NBC archives shows Donald Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, now a private club, more than a decade before Epstein pleaded guilty to felony prostitution charges in Florida.
Three civil rights and advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Trump administration’s latest move to widely restrict asylum for migrants coming to the southern border.
"This is the Trump administration’s most extreme run at an asylum ban yet," Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the Immigrants' Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.
The ACLU was joined by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Center for Constitutional Rights in the lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
The teenage brother of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim announced he is running for state Senate in Connecticut, challenging the incumbent who he said never returned a phone call his grieving mother made after the mass shooting.