Politics

90% Of Companies Silent On Abortion After Roe Ruling

Axios reports: Only 10% of companies have made, or plan to make, a public statement about abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a survey of approximately 300 public, private and nonprofit entities released Tuesday by the Conference Board. In recent years, businesses have increasingly taken stands on social issues — particularly …

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Doctor Moves To Sue GOP Indiana AG For Defamation

The Washington Post reports: Attorneys for the Indianapolis doctor who helped a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim obtain an abortion took the first legal step Tuesday in a possible defamation lawsuit against Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) for his comments in a story that has captured international attention. Kathleen DeLaney filed a notice of tort claim against Rokita on behalf …

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Bill De Blasio Drops Campaign For US House [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, struggling mightily in recent opinion polls, pulled the plug on his run for Congress on Tuesday, more than a month out from Election Day in the Democratic primary. In a video he published on Twitter, de Blasio acknowledged that voters in his district are “looking for …

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Haley Floats WH Bid: “Sometimes It Takes A Woman”

Mediaite reports: Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley suggested on Monday she is running for president — with a quip that the “next president” will be a woman who will undo President Joe Biden’s policy. Haley made the remark at a summit hosted by Christians United For Israel, the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States. “Anything …

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Jimmy Carter Calls For Reforming Electoral Count Act

The Hill reports: Former President Jimmy Carter and former White House Chief of Staff James Baker penned an op-ed calling for reforms to the 1887 law that governs the counting of Electoral College votes, arguing that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is the latest example of why change is necessary. The duo’s op-ed, published in the Wall Street Journal on …

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Joe Rogan: “Man Baby” Trump Was On Adderall In WH

Mediaite reports: Joe Rogan went after former President Donald Trump during a recent podcast episode. “He’s on Adderall,” Rogan proclaimed. “Do you think he’s on Adderall?” “Yes, I do — only because there were multiple people who used to work on The Apprentice that were like, ‘He was fucking gassed up for shoots,’” guest Tom Segura said. “I heard they …

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POLL: Chuck Grassley +8 Over Democrat Mike Franken

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley leads Democrat Mike Franken by 8 percentage points among likely Iowa voters, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll — a first look at what could be Grassley’s most competitive election since 1980. Grassley leads 47% to 39% against Franken, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, in the latest …

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Pence Bucks Trump Again In Backing AZ Gov Candidate

The Washington Post reports: Former vice president Mike Pence is endorsing Arizona gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson, a developer who has long been involved in Republican politics, instead of former president Donald Trump’s chosen candidate, Kari Lake, a former TV anchor who continues to falsely claim that the 2020 election was “stolen.” The endorsement illustrates the division in the party …

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Sanders: Manchin Purposely Sabotages Biden’s Agenda

“He has sabotaged the president’s agenda. No, look, if you check the record, six months ago, I made it clear that you have people like Manchin – Sinema to a lesser degree – who are intentionally sabotaging the president’s agenda, what the American people want, what a majority of us in the Democratic Caucus want. “Nothing new about this. And …

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Tory PM Candidates Pander To Right Wing [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: The candidates to become the next British prime minister burnished their right-wing credentials Sunday, as they looked to remain in the race to succeed Boris Johnson. The five remaining hopefuls highlighted issues linked to Brexit and immigration as they attempted to woo fellow Conservative lawmakers ahead of a third round of voting on Monday, when another contender …

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GOP Panel Picks Milwaukee To Host 2024 Convention

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Republicans appear bound for Milwaukee in 2024. A GOP site selection panel on Friday picked Milwaukee as the host city for the 2024 Republican National Convention. The full Republican National Committee must approve the choice during its summer meeting in Chicago, Aug. 2-5. The local committee is headed by Reince Priebus, a White House chief of …

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Grassley Opposes Abortion Travel Ban: Unconstitutional

The Des Moines Register reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said it would be “unconstitutional” to restrict people from traveling across state lines to seek abortion services. “We cannot stop people from traveling anyplace they want to,” he told reporters Wednesday. “It’s a constitutional issue and a freedom.” The issue has gained traction after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe …

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NY Gov Nominee Submitted Photocopied Signatures

The Gotham Gazette reports: U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for governor, was denied the additional general election ballot line for the Independence Party on Thursday after election administrators found his campaign had submitted over 12,000 invalid ballot petition signatures. The petition was reviewed after Libertarian Party officials filed an objection, claiming they found over 11,000 signatures that had …

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IN Petitions SCOTUS On Parental Notice Abortion Law

CNN reports: Indiana asked the Supreme Court Thursday to move quickly to officially transmit its opinion overturning Roe v. Wade to a federal appeals court so that the state can attempt to put its strict parental notification law into effect. The Indiana law was enjoined by a district court in 2017 as a violation of Supreme Court precedent. But last …

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Gavin Newsom Opposes Expanding Supreme Court

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: On Thursday, Newsom separated himself from the more progressive faction of his party when he said he didn’t support expanding the U.S. Supreme Court from nine justices to 13, a position that’s become more talked about since the court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month. Newsom told a reporter from The Hill that …

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TODAY: House To Vote On Codifying Abortion Rights

The Associated Press reports: The House on Friday is expected to vote on two bills that would restore and guarantee abortion access nationwide as Democrats make their first attempt at responding legislatively to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The legislation stands almost no chance of becoming law, with the necessary support lacking in the 50-50 Senate. …

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Five Tory PM Candidates To Battle In Televised Debates

Reuters reports: An initial field of 11 challengers has been whittled down following two days of votes by lawmakers from the ruling Conservative Party, but no individual has yet emerged as the obvious successor to Boris Johnson who announced he was stepping down following a series of scandals. While ex-finance minister Rishi Sunak has topped those two votes, he faces …

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Poll: Warnock +3 Over Walker, Kemp +7 Over Abrams

The Hill reports: Georgia’s Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and Gov. Brian Kemp (R) are leading their challengers in their respective reelection races, according to a new poll released on Thursday. A poll from the AARP’s Georgia chapter conducted by Fabrizio Ward & Impact Research shows that 50 percent of likely voters polled would vote for Warnock compared to 47 percent …

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Axios: Republicans Fear 2022 Senate “Debacle”

Axios reports: Top Republicans, once confident about winning control of the Senate in the midterms, fear they’ll blow it after nominating several deeply flawed candidates in winnable states, according to conversations with GOP strategists, pollsters and other officials. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been sounding this alarm for months: electing fringe candidates with checkered pasts could squander a …

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POLL: Abbott’s Lead Over Beto O’Rourke Shrinks To +5

The Dallas Morning News reports: Republican Gov. Greg Abbott leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke by 5 percentage points in the Texas governor’s race, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Among likely voters, Abbott edges the former El Paso congressman, 49% to 44%. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton each holds a 5-point lead in his November …

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