Politics

Abortion Rights Supporters Less Certain They’ll Vote

The Washington Post reports: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the end of Roe v. Wade represents a “major loss of rights” for women, a Washington Post-Schar School poll finds, but those who support abortion access are less certain they will vote this fall — a sign of the challenges facing Democrats who hope the issue will motivate their base in …

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Fox Poll: Raphael Warnock +4 Over Herschel Walker

Fox News reports: The U.S. Senate race in Georgia is key for determining control of the upper house next year. The poll, released Thursday, finds Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock up 4 percentage points over Republican Herschel Walker (46% vs. 42%). These results are within the margin of error. Warnock’s advantage comes from being about 20+ points ahead of Walker among …

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Justice Samuel Alito Rips Foreign Critics Of Roe Ruling

The Washington Post reports: Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. in a speech in Rome dismissed criticism from foreign officials who he said “lambasted” his opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that provided a constitutional right to abortion. “I had the honor this term of writing I think the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that …

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Fox News Poll: Josh Shapiro +10 Over Doug Mastriano

Fox News reports: In the race to replace term-limited Gov. Tom Wolf, Keystone voters back Democrat Josh Shapiro over Republican Doug Mastriano by a 50-40 percent margin. Far more of Shapiro’s supporters (69%) are enthusiastic about backing him than Mastriano’s are about supporting him (49%), and more voters overall have a favorable opinion of Shapiro (51% favorable, 34% unfavorable) than …

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Fox News Poll: John Fetterman +11 Over Mehmet Oz

Fox New reports: In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat John Fetterman holds an 11-point lead over Republican Mehmet Oz, 47%-36%, in a Fox News poll released Thursday. Three percent back independent candidate Everett Stern and 13% support someone else or are undecided. A big problem for Oz is consolidating GOP support. By a 16-point margin, fewer Republicans stay loyal to …

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Thomas Suddenly Unavailable To Teach At Law School

Law & Crime reports: Clarence Thomas, 74, has co-taught a Constitutional Law seminar at GW Law since 2011 with his former clerk, Judge Gregory Maggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Now, Thomas is no longer listed as an instructor on the school’s online course catalog. According to the law school’s online publication the GW Hatchet, …

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Yang Leads Formation Of New Third Political Party

Reuters reports: Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials announced on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America’s dysfunctional two-party system. The new party, called Forward, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd Whitman, the former Republican …

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ABC’s “The View” Apologizes To Turning Point [VIDEO]

“On Monday we talked about the fact there were openly neo-Nazi demonstrators outside the student action summit of the Turning Point USA. “We want to make clear these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA. “A Turning Point USA spokesman said the group, ‘100 percent condemns those ideologies’ and …

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Democrats Introduce Supreme Court Term Limits Bill

Via press release: In an effort to restore legitimacy and independence to the nation’s highest court, today Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced the Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization (TERM) Act, which would establish term limits for Supreme Court justices while preserving constitutional protections for judicial independence in decision making. Under the TERM Act, a new justice would take …

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SURVEY: Democrats +11 Over GOP In Generic Ballot

Morning Consult reports: The 41st Morning Consult/Politico tracking survey conducted since September 2021 found congressional Democrats with their biggest advantage over Republicans — 37% to 26% — on the congressional generic ballot yet. On average in July, Democrats held a lead of 8 percentage points over the GOP on the question, up from a 1-point deficit in June and a …

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Louisiana Withholds $39M From NOLA Over Abortion

New Orleans’ CBS affiliate reports: Louisiana’s Bond Commission agreed to withhold a $39 million line of credit to the Sewerage & Water Board New Orleans due to the city’s defiance of the state’s abortion ban “trigger law.” Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry [photo] said he would push for funding to be withheld to the city after the New Orleans City …

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Dems Seethe Over Tactic Of Promoting Trump Cultists

Politico reports: A growing number of House Democrats are seething at their own campaign arm for meddling in a GOP primary to promote a pro-Trump election conspiracy theorist — after months of warning that such candidates were a threat to democracy. In public statements, private chats and complaints taken directly to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic members are aghast …

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Disney’s Hulu To Begin Accepting Political Ads

Axios reports: Disney on Wednesday confirmed to Axios that it would allow political issue ads — in addition to candidate ads — on Hulu’s streaming service, effective immediately, bringing Hulu’s ad policies to parity with Disney’s cable networks. The change comes amid a controversy over Hulu’s decision to reject political issue ads around guns and abortions from Democratic groups. Those …

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Med Students Walkout On Anti-Abortion Speaker

The Washington Post reports: As nearly 170 new medical students filed into a University of Michigan auditorium on Sunday, some wondered how they would explain to their overjoyed parents that they were going to walk out of the ritual marking the start of their studies. Each member of the incoming class had their own calculus about whether to stay seated …

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Marc Short: Rioters Would Have Been “Massacred” If They’d Gotten Close To Mike Pence That Day [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Former VP Chief of Staff Marc Short said if rioters had gotten any closer to then-Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6 “there would have been a massacre that day in the Capitol.” Short was interviewed Monday night by ABC News’ Linsey Davis just days after he testified to a grand jury in the investigation into the attack …

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New Ad Blisters Texas Gov On Abortion Rights [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: The ad, released Monday by Mothers Against Greg Abbott PAC, shows a doctor explaining to an expectant couple that their new child will be born with a “catastrophic brain abnormality” and will only be able to survive a few hours after birth. The crying mother then starts to consider the available options only to have the …

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NY May Ban Pet Stores From Selling Dogs And Cats

The New York Times reports: Out of the hundreds of bills that Gov. Kathy Hochul must decide whether to sign before the end of the year, few appear to carry more emotional weight than the one affecting the welfare of a constituency that cannot even vote: puppies. After years of debate, New York State lawmakers passed a bill in June …

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Wes Moore Wins Maryland Democratic Gov Primary

The New York Times reports: Wes Moore, a celebrity author and former nonprofit executive who campaigned as a political outsider, has won the Democratic primary for governor of Maryland. Three days after voting concluded, The Associated Press declared Mr. Moore the winner over Tom Perez, a former labor secretary and Democratic National Committee chairman; Peter Franchot, the state comptroller; and …

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Fetterman “Feeling Good” In First Post-Stroke Interview

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: In his first media interview since suffering a stroke days before the May primary election, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democrats’ torchbearer for one of the country’s most important U.S. Senate races, told the Post-Gazette on Wednesday that he’s “feeling really good,” said he has “nothing to hide” on the status of his health and …

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Johnson’s Farewell To Commons: “Hasta La Vista, Baby”

Reuters reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a round of applause from members of his Conservative Party after he finished addressing parliament at his last appearance during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. “We’ve helped, I’ve helped, get this country through a pandemic and help save another country from barbarism. And frankly, that’s enough to be going on. Mission largely …

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