Should 4-year-olds be taught consent at school?

In this episode of Mic Dispatch, Kendall Ciesemier explores the controversy surrounding consent education in schools.

This Week in Politics: Mississippi will elect US senator, Trump to meet with Putin at G20 summit

The midterm elections will continue this week, while Congress fights a looming government shutdown and Trump goes to Argentina.

Judge strikes down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, says state’s defense is “pure gaslighting”

Judge Carlton W. Reeves said the law "is closer to the old Mississippi — the Mississippi bent on controlling women and minorities."

Ohio House passes controversial “heartbeat bill” restricting abortions after 6 weeks

The restrictive bill was specifically crafted to make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court — and challenge 'Roe v. Wade.'

Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after falling in Supreme Court office

The 85-year-old associate justice fractured three ribs in the fall.

Trial begins to determine whether Trump administration can ask about citizenship on the 2020 census

A nationwide study showed the question will be a "major barrier" to census participation, which could affect federal funding to states and cities and how congressional districts are drawn.

This Week in Politics: Midterm elections finally arrive before Trump and Putin have Paris meeting

After months of campaigning and speculation, voters will finally decide the nation's fate this Tuesday in the midterm elections.

This Week in Politics: Trump goes on last-minute rally blitz as midterm campaigns enter final days

The midterms will enter their final push this week, while the Trump administration and Supreme Court potentially make major announcements on immigration and climate change.

Justice Department argues businesses can legally discriminate against transgender employees

“The court of appeals misread the statute and this Court’s decisions in concluding that Title VII encompasses discrimination on the basis of gender identity,” Solicitor General Noel Francisco said.

Supreme Court temporarily stops youth climate change lawsuit against Trump administration

Chief Justice Roberts issued a temporary stay on the case, which holds the federal government accountable for its role in exacerbating climate change.

Voter ID rulings in North Dakota, Missouri could have serious implications in key Senate races

The two rulings could affect the balance of the U.S. Senate, as Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and Claire McCaskill face tough re-election battles.

Tarana Burke says #MeToo has been misconstrued: “The hashtag wasn’t about taking anybody down”

“People have weaponized #MeToo as opposed to seeing it as a tool,” Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, said.

Brett Kavanaugh is the first member of the Supreme Court to hire an all-female class of law clerks

The hiring decision comes as women across the country overwhelmingly opposed Kavanaugh's confirmation.

This Week in Politics: Kavanaugh joins the Supreme Court, Rod Rosenstein meets with lawmakers

Brett Kavanaugh will hear the first cases of his Supreme Court tenure this week, while Rod Rosenstein will meet with House lawmakers — and potentially Donald Trump.

Susan Collins defends Kavanaugh’s temperament, says she doesn’t believe he assaulted Blasey Ford

“I do believe that she was assaulted," Collins said about Christine Blasey Ford, "but I do not believe that [Brett Kavanaugh] was the assailant.”

Mic Daily: Kavanaugh’s confirmation becomes all-but-certain — and other news of the day

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Actress and comedian Amy Schumer detained at Brett Kavanaugh protest on Capitol Hill

Schumer was one of hundreds of protesters who gathered in a Senate office building to voice opposition to Kavanaugh's nomination.

With Brett Kavanaugh, Trumpism ascends to the Supreme Court

Kavanaugh's partisanship, demeanor and sexual assault allegations may have already "tainted" the nation's high court.

Trump claims Kavanaugh was treated unfairly by “mean and despicable” Democrats

Trump blasts "harsh and unfair treatment" of Kavanaugh after White House announces the FBI has completed its sexual assault investigation.

Today in Trump’s America: White House “fully confident” on Kavanaugh, sends FBI interviews to Senate

The FBI only reached out to 10 people and interviewed nine of them. Those people did not include Kavanaugh nor Christine Blasey Ford.

Kavanaugh classmate tells FBI the judge was often “belligerent and aggressive” while drunk

Ludington describes one instance in particular when Kavanaugh initiated a violent altercation by throwing a drink, leading to the arrest of a mutual friend.

Jeff Flake says Kavanaugh sounded like someone who had been “unjustly accused” in Thursday hearing

When listening to Kavanaugh's emotional and widely scrutinized opening statement, Flake said he “heard someone who I hoped I would sound like if I had been unjustly accused.”

Trump claims FBI has “free rein” over Kavanaugh probe, but ‘NYT’ report suggests otherwise

Trump says he won't limit the FBI's investigation, though the 'New York Times' reports only four witnesses will be interviewed.

FBI reportedly reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser in alleged sexual assault investigation

Deborah Ramirez has "agreed to cooperate" with the FBI in Kavanaugh probe.

“I liked beer. Still like beer”: How Brett Kavanaugh used the all-American beverage to make his case

During Thursday's hearing, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kanavaugh used the word "beer" 29 times.

5 dubious claims from Brett Kavanaugh that raise hard questions about his credibility

Trump's Supreme Court nominee claimed Ford's allegations were a "political hit" and made several weak claims in Thursday's heated hearing.

Senate Judiciary Committee advances Kavanaugh’s nomination, but Flake calls for 1-week FBI probe

“I will move it out of committee,” Flake said, adding he would "only be comfortable moving on the floor” after a one-week FBI investigation.

Language experts on Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony — and how words impact if women are believed

"If you’re overly emotional, you’re criticized for that. If you’re not emotional enough, you’re criticized for that, too.”

Mic Daily: What you need to know from Christine Blasey Ford’s and Brett Kavanaugh’s testimonies

Mic Daily is a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Senate Republicans come to Kavanaugh’s defense at sexual assault hearing

“You’ve tried hard, given it your all, no one can question your effort. But your coordinated and well-funded effort to destroy my good name and destroy my family will not drive me out.”