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Protester Disrupts Anthem At NFL Game [VIDEO]

Yahoo Sports reports: Once again, a protester took action during the national anthem prior to an NFL game, speaking out on a cause important to them and using the anthem and an NFL game as a platform for their views. But this time, the protester wasn’t a player, and he wasn’t speaking out against racial inequality. During Sunday’s national anthem, ...

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Perkins: This Has Always Been About Ending Abortion

Just in from hate group leader Tony Perkins: We applaud the U.S. Senate for putting an end to further delaying tactics and proceeding to a final vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. Long before the president even made his Supreme Court pick, both sides knew about a battle that would follow. But no one knew the depths to which the Left ...

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POLL: 71% Want SCOTUS To Leave Roe V Wade Alone

Axios reports: The vast majority of Americans want to leave Roe v. Wade alone, a reality that Republicans will face if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court and has a chance to overturn it, according to a new Axios-SurveyMonkey survey. The landmark decision legalizing abortion has overwhelming support across the board, including every category of key voters Axios ...

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Lawsuit Claims Top GOP Fundraiser Coerced Mistress Into Getting Abortion, Physically Abused Her During Sex

Bloomberg reports: Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy lost his fight to prevent the public from learning about allegations in a lawsuit by former Playboy model Shera Bechard that he coerced her into having an abortion after getting her pregnant. Among Bechard’s allegations are that Broidy refused to wear condoms and didn’t disclose to her that he had genital herpes until years ...

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Top GOP Donor Ends Payoffs To Playboy Mistress

Talking Points Memo reports: Top Republican donor Elliott Broidy will end hush money payments to his onetime mistress in a situation arranged by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, claiming a breach of the nondisclosure agreement. According to a Sunday Wall Street Journal report, Broidy agreed last year to pay Playboy model Shera Bechard $1.6 million in installments in exchange for ...

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Sen. Susan Collins: I’ll Have An In-Depth Discussion With Trump’s SCOTUS Pick On Keeping Roe [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “I’m going to have an in depth discussion with the nominee and I believe very much that Roe v. Wade is settled law, as it has been described by Chief Justice Roberts,” Collins said. “It has been established as a constitutional right for 46 years — 45 years, and was reaffirmed 26 years ago.” Collins, who will ...

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SCOTUS Sides With Fake “Crisis Pregnancy” Centers

Courthouse News reports: The Supreme Court struck down a California law on Tuesday that puts different disclosure requirements on pregnancy centers depending on the status of the licenses. A nonprofit called NIFLA, short for the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, brought the underlying case shortly after the California Legislature passed the Reproductive FACT Act in 2015. Among other ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To Arkansas Abortion Law

Reuters reports: In a setback to abortion rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for Republican-backed restrictions on medication-induced abortions to take effect in Arkansas that could lead to the shuttering of two of the state’s three abortion clinics. The nine justices declined to hear an appeal by abortion provider Planned Parenthood of a lower court ...

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IRELAND: Officials Confirm Abortion Ban Repeal

The Guardian reports: Ireland has voted by a landslide to legalise abortion in a stunning outcome that marks a dramatic defeat for the Catholic church’s one-time domination of the Republic. The Irish electorate voted by 1,429,981 votes to 723,632 in favour of abolishing a controversial constitutional amendment that gave equal legal status to the lives of a foetus and the ...

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BREAKING: Exit Poll Projects Ireland Has Repealed Abortion Ban In Landslide, Vote Count Is Tomorrow

The Irish Times reports: Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised, according to an exit poll conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI. The poll suggests that the margin of victory for the Yes side in the referendum will be 68 per cent to 32 per cent – a stunning ...

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IRELAND: High Turnout In Vote To Repeal Abortion Ban

The BBC reports: Turnout in the Republic of Ireland’s referendum on abortion laws is higher, so far, than in recent votes. Voting will continue until 22:00 local time on Friday. The turnout at mid afternoon on Friday was higher than at the same stage of the country’s referendum on same-sex marriage and its most recent general election. Polls opened at ...

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Fox Panel Flips Out After Guest Says Nobody Would Be Surprised If Trump Has Paid For Abortions [VIDEO]

During a Fox News panel about Trump’s plan to slash funding for Planned Parenthood, last night Democratic strategist Jehmu Greene wryly observed that “no one would be surprised if President Trump himself hadn’t personally funded multiple abortions.” Which, of course, is completely true, but host Pete Hegseth and right wing columnist Kristin Tate exploded, accusing Greene of spreading “irresponsible misinformation.” ...

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Trump Agrees To Keynote Fundraiser For Anti-Abortion Group After They Advertise It Will Be Held At His Hotel

Media Matters reports: In anticipation of its annual gala, the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) has been promoting official room blocks for the event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and running a contest in which the prize includes a free stay at the property during the gala. On May 14, during the White House ...

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Southern Baptist Convention To Consider Dallas Annual Meeting Resolution Denouncing “Social Justice Activism”

Via press release: A pastor in Texas is calling Southern Baptists to be alarmed about promotion of social justice within the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Arnold, a lifelong Southern Baptist, declares that “most Southern Baptist churches have no idea how wide or deeply rooted that social justice is in the Convention.” As a result, pastor Arnold has submitted a resolution ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Democrats Defeat Abortion Ban Bill In 24-21 Vote After Marathon Filibuster Effort [VIDEO]

The Post & Courier reports: A bill that would have outlawed almost all abortions in South Carolina died in the early hours of Friday morning on the floor of the state Senate, granting a major victory to Democrats after they launched a lengthy filibuster that lasted throughout much of the day and showed no signs of stopping. In a stunning ...

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Fox & Friends Ignores Cohen Scandals All Weekend

Media Matters reports: Donald Trump’s favorite Fox News program Fox & Friends’ weekend editions completely ignored a series of major damaging stories about Trump associate Michael Cohen. This continues the show’s pattern of playing defense for the president and ignoring damaging stories. The obsequious relationship between Fox & Friends and Trump has been well documented, with Trump’s tweets frequently lining ...

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Republican Finance Official Eliott Broidy Resigns After Admitting He Paid Playboy Model To Abort Their Baby

The Hill reports: Elliott Broidy, the venture capitalist who admitted Friday to paying a Playboy “playmate” who said she was pregnant with his child, has stepped down from his post on the Republican National Committee’s finance team. Sources familiar with the discussions confirmed to The Hill that RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel accepted Broidy’s resignation Friday from his post as ...

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REVEALED: Michael Cohen Arranged $1.6M Payout To Playboy Model Knocked Up By Top Trump Fundraiser

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer negotiated a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who said she was impregnated by a top Republican fundraiser, according to people familiar with the matter. Michael Cohen, whose office, home and hotel room were raided by federal agents this week, arranged the payments ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Lawmakers Pass Anti-Abortion Bill Meant To Challenge Roe V Wade, GOP Governor Will Sign It

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what is likely to be the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The House voted 75-34 in favor of the measure, and Gov. Phil Bryant has said he will sign it. The owner of Mississippi’s only abortion clinic has pledged to sue— a ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-LGBT Activist Flip Benham Arrested For Threatening Volunteer At Women’s Clinic

Charlotte’s ABC affiliate reports: Concord pastor Phillip “Flip” Benham was arrested for threatening a volunteer at a Charlotte woman’s clinic. The pastor, who holds rallies with dozens of people throughout the week, especially at woman’s clinics that provide abortions, told Channel 9 the arrest was “bogus.” A volunteer at A Preferred Woman’s Health Clinic on Latrobe Drive in Charlotte claims ...

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