Politics

Newsom Airs DeSantis Attack Ad In Florida [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis aren’t just avatars for the different futures of their parties, but also for the separate realities blue and red Americans are living in — two people of opposing viewpoints looking at the exact same set of facts and coming to vastly different conclusions. They’re both governors, rising stars and speculated soon-to-be presidential candidates, …

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SCOTUS Seeks To End Protests At Justices’ Homes

NBC News reports: Gail Curley, the Supreme Court’s marshal, has written to the governors of Maryland and Virginia and local officials in suburban Washington, D.C., asking them to enforce state and county laws that prohibit picketing at private homes. In the letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, she said laws in his state prohibits assembling “with another in …

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Google To Delete Tracking On Abortion Clinic Visits

The Verge reports: Google says it’ll start automatically deleting visits to abortion clinics, domestic violence shelters, weight loss clinics, and other potentially sensitive locations from users’ location histories in the coming weeks. In a blog post on Friday, the company says that the deletion will happen “soon after” the visit, once its systems have identified that a trip was made …

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Arizona Gov Signs Bill To Build Mexico Border Wall

Courthouse News reports: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a $564 million border security bill Thursday that allocates $335 million in state sales tax revenue to build and maintain a wall along the state’s border with Mexico. House Bill 2317, sponsored by Representative John Kavanagh, a Republican from Fountain Hills, also directs funds to address drug and human trafficking, border surveillance …

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GOP Arkansas Gov Won’t Back Trump In 2024, Finds Testimony Of Cassidy Hutchinson “Very Compelling”

The New York Post reports: Outgoing Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson vowed Friday that he would not support Donald Trump if the former president decides to make another White House run in 2024 — with Hutchinson saying Trump constituted “a risk to the nation” in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. “As you can see from the testimony on …

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US Offers $10M Reward For Info On Election Meddling

Politico reports: The State Department is offering up to $10 million to those who provide information on foreign interference in U.S. elections, officials announced on Thursday. The Rewards for Justice program aims to gather information that leads to the identification or location of any foreign person or entity “who knowingly engaged or is engaging in foreign election interference,” department officials …

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Bolsonaro: “Unbiased” Fox Should Launch In Brazil

Media Matters has the transcript: TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Why is there no Fox News in Brazil? CNN is here, you got over 50 million votes in the last election. CNN’s a political player here, so is Globo, but there’s no TV channel for your voters? JAIR BOLSONARO (GUEST): Well, if I could, you know, launch — appeal to you — …

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Gun Owners Sue To Carry On Washington DC Transit

The DCist reports: Three D.C. residents and one Virginia resident are suing D.C. over its prohibition on carrying concealed handguns on Metrorail and Metrobuses within the city, kicking off a legal battle spurred by last week’s Supreme Court ruling that raised constitutional questions about an array of limits on carrying guns outside the home. In the lawsuit, the four plaintiffs …

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Kinzinger: Hutchinson Is Braver Than 99% Of The GOP

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Thursday said former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who testified before the House Jan. 6 select committee this week, has “more courage than most” in the Republican Party. During an appearance on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Wednesday night, Kinzinger, a frequent critic of his GOP colleagues and the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Ketanji Brown Jackson Gets Sworn In

NPR reports: Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in Thursday at noon as the 116th Supreme Court justice and the first Black woman to serve on the high court. Biden nominated Jackson in February, fulfilling a campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. Jackson will take two oaths during the livestreamed event: a constitutional oath, …

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Fox Hosts Ridicule Women In The Workforce [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript: JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): I want to talk about what the squad said that there’s — there’s going to be a woman’s strike? DANA PERINO (CO-HOST): Yeah, are you worried about that? WATTERS: I’m a little worried about that. I’m watching Wheel of Fortune. Who’s going to turn over the letters? BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Good point. …

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Roe Overturn Spurs Surge In Vasectomy Requests

The Washington Post reports: Thomas Figueroa always knew he didn’t want children. Growing up in Central Florida, he remembers his classmates getting pregnant as early as middle school, and had considered getting a vasectomy for the past few years. But after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, he rushed to schedule one. He registered Monday for a …

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Putin Mocks G7 Leaders As Out Of Shape: “Disgusting”

The Associated Press reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin shot back at Western leaders who mocked his athletic exploits, saying they would look “disgusting” if they tried to emulate his bare-torso appearances. Putin made the comment during a visit to Turkmenistan early Thursday when asked about Western leaders joking about him at the G7 summit. Speaking to reporters, Putin retorted that, …

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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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SCOTUS Justice Breyer To Officially Retire Tomorrow

ABC News reports: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the most senior member of the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing, said he will officially step down from the bench at noon on Thursday, relinquishing his duties as a justice and clearing the way for the swearing-in of the nation’s first Black female justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson. “It has been my great …

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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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Turkey Agrees To Have Finland And Sweden Join NATO

Sky News reports: Turkey, Sweden and Finland have signed a memorandum for the two Nordic states to join NATO, removing a Turkish block to the accession process. It comes after the leaders of the three nations spoke at a NATO summit in Madrid. The traditionally neutral nations decided to apply for NATO membership following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of …

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Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks Pre-Roe Abortion Ban

The Texas Tribune reports: Abortions up to about six weeks in pregnancy can resume at some clinics in Texas for now after a Harris County District Court judge granted a temporary restraining order Tuesday that blocks an abortion ban that was in place before Roe v. Wade. “It is a relief that this Texas state court acted so quickly to …

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Instagram Also Removing Posts About Abortion Pills

The Associated Press reports: The AP obtained a screenshot on Friday of one Instagram post from a woman who offered to purchase or forward abortion pills through the mail, minutes after the court ruled to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion. “DM me if you want to order abortion pills, but want them sent to my address instead of …

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