Green Party's Jill Stein Says She'll Happily Testify About Her Support For Putin's Ideas

Politico writes that the Green Party candidate has no regrets, even as she's coming into the spotlight over questions about her own presence at Putin's Mike Flynn table at the RT dinner.

Congressional Dems want to talk to her as well, and given the insidious level of lies and treachery in the 2016 Congressional election -- and the Russians' co-opting Berners on social media -- we want to know why she was celebrating RT, owned by the Russian govt. Was she paid as Flynn was?

For the Congressional investigation to be valid, all stones must be unturned. That includes Stein and anyone else involved with the Russians, no matter what party.

Related: Foreign Greens Think the US Green Party Needs to Ditch Jill Stein VICE

Texas Leads Developed World In Maternal Mortality As Handmaid Activists Bow Meekly In Ohio Statehouse

Texas Leads Developed World In Maternal Mortality As Handmaid Activists Bow Meekly In Ohio Statehouse

Powerful! This is a scene from last week's June 13 protest of Senate Bill 145, a proposed abortion ban of the most common method for second-trimester abortions, at the Ohio statehouse. 

Gone are the pink Planned Parenthood tees, as reproductive health activists now wear long red cloaks and white bonnets in a nod to Margaret Atwood's dystopian feminist classic 'The Handmaid's Tale', now playing on Hulu. 

Michael Premo, Chief of Staff for the Ohio Senate Democrats Tweeted his own photo, with the message: "Just another day at the Statehouse".

Alaska Rep Senator Lisa Murkowski Reaffirms Vote Against Any Plan That Defunds Planned Parenthood

Alaska Rep Senator Lisa Murkowski Reaffirms Vote Against Any Plan That Defunds Planned Parenthood

Alaska's Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is one of the most important swing votes in the health care debate, making her position on Planned Parenthood potentially pivotal to the shape of the final bill. Murkowski is one of two Republican women -- joined by Maine's Sen. Susan Collins -- who are folding firm on the argument that defunding Planned Parenthood will de facto end any possibility of her supporting a Republican-sponsored healthcare alternative to Obamacare. 

Seattle Storm Women's Basketball Steps Up For Planned Parenthood In New Relationship

Seattle Storm Women's Basketball Steps Up For Planned Parenthood In New Relationship

The ownership group of the Storm, Force 10, is planning a “Stand With Planned Parenthood” rally on July 18 in KeyArena’s West Plaza, along with continuing efforts to aid fund-raising for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands. Five dollars from the sale of each ticket for the game that day between the Storm and the Chicago Sky will be donated to the chapter. The Storm, one of the few professional teams owned by women, will also host a fund-raising auction.

There will be blowback, of course, but Seattle is a progressive city and even 50% of Trump voters polled and interviewed after the inauguration said that they did not want Planned Parenthood to be defunded.

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Edward Enninful Names Venetia Scott Fashion Director Of British Vogue

Incoming Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful announced Wednesday that Venetia Scott will become Fashion Director of British Vogue as of July 10th.  Conde Nast writes:

Venetia began her career at British Vogue as assistant to Grace Coddington, before cementing her status as a stylist working with magazines including British Vogue,Vogue Italia, AnOther Magazine, Self Service, The Face, Arena, i-D and Nova, where she was appointed Fashion Director. In 1997, Venetia began consulting for Marc Jacobs, becoming Creative Director in 2001, responsible for directing the Marc by Marc Jacobs line and associated accessories from launch. A move into photography began in 2005, with commissions from British Vogue, American Vogue, Vogue Paris, W, Self Service, AnOther Magazine, Dazed & Confused, POP, i-D, Document Journal, and Purple.

Venetia Scott will replace Lucinda Chambers, who is leaving the magazine after 36 years with the magazine, lastly as Fashion Director.