Cristina Cabrera

Cristina Cabrera is the social media editor at TPM based in New York. Previously, she worked for Vocativ and interned at USA Today and New York 1 News. She received her B.A at NYU. Follow her on Twitter @crismcabrera

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During the State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that “no one” has benefited more from the “thriving economy” than women.

After Democratic women stood to applaud, Trump reacted with pleasant surprise.¬†“You weren’t supposed to do that,” he said.

“Don’t sit down yet, you’re gonna like this” Trump continued. “One century after Congress passed a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in Congress than at any other time before.”

Democratic women cheered and high-fived each other as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gestured to their section. The hall then filled with chants of “USA! USA! USA!”

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Fox News has hired former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) as a contributor on both the news channel and Fox Business, the network announced on Wednesday. According to Fox’s statement, Gowdy will provide “political and legal analysis.”

Fox hired former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) for a similar contributing role after he resigned in 2017.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancelled two scheduled events in New York and Los Angeles to continue recovering from her surgery in December.

Ginsburg was scheduled for a talk on January 29 at the Skirball Cultural Center in L.A. “Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets that she is unable to visit the Skirball on January 29,” the event description now reads. “The Justice is curtailing travel and focusing on her work while recuperating from recent surgery.”

The justice was also set to speak with financier David Rubenstein at the 92nd Street Y center on February 6.

CNN reported the canceled events on Wednesday.

Ginsburg underwent surgery in December to remove cancer in her lungs. The Supreme Court announced January 11 that she had no remaining signs of cancer, though she missed two weeks of oral arguments while in recovery.

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