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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s past comments raise questions about Supreme Court retirement

This week marked the first time Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed oral arguments since the associate justice joined the Supreme Court in 1993.

The 85-year-old, who is recovering from recent cancer surgery, has repeatedly said in the past that she would retire from the nation’s highest court only when she can no longer “do the job full steam.”

The court’s public sessions are set to resume Monday. No date has been set yet for when Ginsburg will return to the bench, a court spokesperson said.


FALK: Frustration with Trudeau rises to new levels

The year started off with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau embarking on a cross Canada town hall tour where he told a seriously wounded veteran that he and his fellow veterans were asking for too much in the way of compensation. This after he gave convicted a terrorist and murderer Omar Khadr $10.5 million.

As the year went on, many serious missteps followed.


Cher demands Pelosi end partial government shutdown, fund border wall: ‘DON’T DIE ON THIS HILL’

Liberal music superstar Cher is holding congressional Democrats’ feet to the fire amid the ongoing partial government shutdown.

It came after President Trump delivered a prime-time address from the Oval Office on Tuesday making the case for funding the border wall, which was followed by a response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who argued that the president must reopen the government in order to continue conversations about border security.


California Governor’s Wife Will Be Called ‘First Partner’ Instead Of ‘First Lady’ In Nod To Gender Equality

A prominent feminist voice, Siebel Newsom is well-known for directing 2011’s Miss Representation, a documentary that fiercely criticized the often limited portrayals of women in the mainstream media.

The movie also inspired Siebel Newsom’s nonprofit, the Representation Project—a campaign organization that aims to inspire “individuals and communities to create a world free of limiting stereotypes and social injustices.”


Trudeau defends Canada’s refugee program, as he addresses a teen girl’s killing in B.C.

Ibrahim Ali, a 28-year-old Syrian refugee who arrived in Canada in March 2017, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death.

The audience member asked Trudeau, “can you guarantee that Marrisa Shen was not killed by a Syrian refugee who came to Canada after you were elected, and if not, what in your opinion is the acceptable number of Canadian lives lost as a result of your policies on refugees?”

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