U.S. District Court nominee Matthew Petersen was interviewed by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) during his confirmation hearing on Dec. 13, 2017. In the exchange, Petersen acknowledged he had never tried a case in court and struggled to answer some basic questions of law.
A woman in a Starbucks in Walnut Creek, California, was escorted from the premises by police after launching a tirade against two people speaking Korean, in which she said they should stop speaking “oriental.”
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn spoke at a rally to protect net neutrality on Dec. 12, saying the forthcoming vote needed to represent the will of the American people. The event was held in response to the FCC’s controversial plan to repeal Obama-era protections that prevent internet providers from slowing down or blocking websites and apps. Clyburn later voted "no" during the vote. The rules were repealed along party lines 3-2.
The Animal Recovery Mission released video of an undercover investigation conducted at Dean Foods (McArthur Dairy,) located in Okeechobee, Florida. The investigation uncovered the abuse of dairy cows by the farm that supplies major brands and some of Florida's largest supermarkets.