More than half of the members of Congress are millionaires according to recent personal financial disclosures. The median net worth of members of Congress who filed disclosures last year is just over $1 million. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is the wealthiest lawmaker in the Senate and overall, with nearly $260 million in net assets. Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT-AL) is the richest House member with $189 million. [Open Secrets April 23, 2020] Continue reading “Congress”
A federal judge in Los Angeles on May 1st dismissed demands by the United States women’s soccer team for pay equal to that of the men’s team. A spokeswoman for the women’s players said they will appeal.
“We are confident in our case and steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that girls and women who play this sport will not be valued as lesser just because of their gender,” the spokesperson said. [NBC News 5/1/2020] Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
Current conditions have resulted in no recent restaurant visits, only takeout from a number of restaurants about which WW has previously written. Continue reading “Restaurants”
*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
56% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track, that includes 55% of men and 58% of women. Continue reading “State of the Nation”
Weaker electricity demand and super-low natural gas prices, both driven by the pandemic, have prompted coal to drop to just 15% of the U.S. electricity mix for the first time in modern history. Continue reading “This and That”
“Women challenge the status quo because we are never it.”
-Cindy Gallop Continue reading “Quotes”
It is claimed that the President “was not involved” in the decision to include his signature on the stimulus checks being sent from the Department of the Treasury. [WW]
In the most recent NBC/WSJ on April 15, among registered voters, 46% approve of the President’s job performance while 51% disapprove. There has essentially been no change in Trump’s job performance rating since January of this year. This suggests that his handling of the coronavirus has had zero affect on his basic approval rating. Continue reading “President Trump”
The 59th presidential election will take place on November 3, 2020. 193 days from today. Continue reading “2020”