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Dems Have Raised Over $80 Million Since Roe Overturn

The Associated Press reports: In the first week after the Supreme Court stripped away a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion, Democrats and aligned groups raised more than $80 million, a tangible early sign that the ruling may energize voters. The massive $80 million fundraising haul was recorded by ActBlue, the Democrats’ online fundraising platform, which has a ticker …

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NY Moves To Enshrine Abortion Rights In Constitution

Politico reports: New York legislators on Friday approved a long-stalled proposal to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution, making New York the latest state to pursue long-term protections in wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade reversal. The Assembly passed the broad state equal rights amendment, which would add explicit protections for New Yorkers to access abortion …

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New York State Bill Would Require Handgun License Applicants To Supply Social Media Accounts For Review

The Associated Press reports: New York would require people applying for a handgun license to turn over a list of their social media accounts so officials could verify their “character and conduct” under a bill headed toward passage Friday in the state Legislature. The provision was part of a proposed redesign of the state’s firearms licensing laws hammered out by …

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NYC Drops COVID Alert System Amid “High” Case Level

The New York Times reports: New York City suddenly removed its color-coded coronavirus alert system this week just as newer Omicron subvariants are fueling another rise in cases and hospitalizations. Mayor Eric Adams and health officials quietly took down the city’s high profile alert system that warned New Yorkers when they were at a greater risk of catching the virus …

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Biden Backs Filibuster Carveout To Codify Roe [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Biden on Thursday said the Senate should carve out an exception to the 60-vote filibuster to codify abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. “The most important thing to be clear about is I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and the way to …

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Poll: Abrams Tied W/Kemp, Warnock +10 Over Walker

The Hill reports: In the highly watched Georgia gubernatorial race, incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R) finds himself tied with Democrat Stacey Abrams, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds. With both candidates pulling in 48 percent of voters’ support, Abrams gained a point and Kemp lost one since the last Quinnipiac poll in January. In this year’s Senate race, incumbent Sen. …

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Pelosi Meets With Pope, Receives Communion At Vatican

NPR reports: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights. Pelosi attended the morning Mass marking the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, during which Francis bestowed the woolen pallium stole on newly consecrated archbishops. …

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New York Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado Wins Dem Primary

The New York Times reports: Antonio Delgado, the lieutenant governor of New York, won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, scoring a convincing victory over his nearest challenger, Ana María Archila, a longtime activist who had emerged as the left wing’s best chance of winning statewide office this election cycle. Mr. Delgado prevailed despite his late entry into the race just …

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Democrats Mark 2022 Stonewall Remembrance Day

From the Democratic National Committee: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Secretary Jason Rae, and LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes issued the following joint statement marking the 53rd anniversary of the Stonewall uprising: Fifty-three years ago, queer and trans people, led by trans and lesbian women of color, took to the streets to protest years of oppression and injustice against the …

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Pelosi Readies Bills To Codify Landmark SCOTUS Rulings

Axios reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday said she’s preparing votes on a number of bills protecting abortion as well as codifying landmark Supreme Court decisions as a response to the court overturning Roe v. Wade. In a “Dear Colleague” letter to her caucus, Pelosi hinted at bills to respond to Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion in Dobbs …

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Warren Calls For Expanding Supreme Court [VIDEO]

Axios reports: The Supreme Court “set a torch” to its legitimacy with its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, warranting an expansion of the number of supreme court justices, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “This court has lost legitimacy. They have burned whatever legitimacy they still may have had after their gun decision, after their …

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Michigan Gov Files Motion To Block 1931 Abortion Ban

From Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer filed a motion urging the Michigan Supreme Court to immediately consider her lawsuit asking the court to decide if Michigan’s state constitution protects the right to abortion. “Today, I filed a motion urging the court to immediately take up my lawsuit to protect abortion in Michigan. We need to clarify that …

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White House To Battle States On Medication Abortions

Reuters reports: President Joe Biden’s administration indicated it will seek to prevent states from banning a pill used for medication abortion in light of the Supreme Court ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, signaling a major new legal fight. The administration could argue in court that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of mifepristone, one of …

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Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Reform Bill Into Law [Video]

USA Today reports: President Joe Biden Saturday signed a bipartisan gun bill designed to keep weapons away from dangerous people, one month after a horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “Lives will be saved,” Biden said in brief remarks. Biden described the bill as “the most significant law” of its kind in “the last 30 years.” Citing a litany …

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Dems Seek Probe Of Web Tracking In Wake Of Roe

Ars Technica reports: Four Democratic US senators today asked the Federal Trade Commission to “investigate Apple and Google for engaging in unfair and deceptive practices by enabling the collection and sale of hundreds of millions of mobile phone users’ personal data.” The letter cited the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, saying that women “seeking abortions and other reproductive …

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West Coast States Sign Pact To Protect Abortion Access

The Hill reports: Three West Coast states signed a multistate commitment to protect abortion access on Friday after the Supreme Court ruled earlier to overturn Roe v. Wade. The governors of California, Oregon and Washington — all of whom are Democrats — vowed to expand abortion access for those seeking the medical procedure, refuse to extradite individuals to other states …

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Manchin: I Was Conned By Gorsuch And Kavanaugh

The Daily Beast reports: After the Supreme Court released its bombshell decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) seemed to realize he’d been played by Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, two justices he voted to confirm. “I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was …

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House Approves Gun Reform Package In 234-193 Vote

NBC News reports: A modest but wide-ranging gun violence measure was approved by the U.S. House on Friday, sending the measure to President Joe Biden. The Democratic-led chamber passed the package a day after the Senate approved it by a bipartisan 65-33 margin, with 15 Republicans joining all Democrats in support. The legislation was crafted by senators of both parties …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

NBC News reports: President Joe Biden plans to make remarks from the White House on Friday on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion. The president is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m. ET. The White House has been preparing for the ruling, and is poised to …

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Pelosi On Roe Ruling: Punish The GOP At The Ballot Box

USA Today reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is “outrageous and heart-wrenching” and vowed to fight against it in Congress and at the ballot box. The ruling is the result of the GOP’s “dark and extreme goal of ripping away women’s right to make their own reproductive health decisions,” she said. …

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