Politics

POLL: Fetterman +39 In PA Dem Senate Primary Race

Penn Live reports: With less than two weeks to go before the May 17 primary election, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is maintaining a comfortable lead in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary, while the Republican races for Senate and governor appear to be up for grabs, according to a new poll. Fetterman leads U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb 53 percent to …

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Chief Justice John Roberts Condemns “Appalling” Leak

CNN reports: Chief Justice John Roberts said Thursday that the leak of a draft opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade is “absolutely appalling” and stressed that he hopes “one bad apple” would not change “people’s perception” of the nation’s highest court and workforce. In his first public appearance since the leak on Monday, Roberts also said that if …

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Collins Opposes Senate Bill To Codify Abortion Rights

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), one of two prominent Republican senators who support abortion rights, said Thursday that she does not support a Democratic measure that would create statutory right to the procedure, arguing that the legislation does not provide sufficient protection to antiabortion health providers. The statement from Collins comes as the Senate is preparing to …

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Dem Rep. Tim Ryan To Face Vance In Ohio Senate Race

Cincinnati’s NBC News affiliate reports: Rep. Tim Ryan has won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Ohio primary election, AP projects. The 10-term congressman from Ohio’s blue-collar Mahoning Valley defeated progressive Morgan Harper, a former consumer protection attorney, and one other rival to claim the Democratic nomination for the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Rob Portman. Ryan’s victory …

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Mike DeWine Easily Wins Ohio GOP Gov Primary

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will face Democratic former Dayton mayor Nan Whaley in the November election. DeWine defeated four Republican challengers in Tuesday’s election. Whaley easily defeated former Cincinnati mayor John Cranley for the Democratic nomination. Whaley’s victory made her the first woman ever nominated by a major party for Ohio governor. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Nan …

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Shontel Brown Beats Nina Turner In OH House Primary

Cleveland.com reports: U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown of Warrensville Heights won in her Democratic primary rematch against former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner, according to the Associated Press. Cleveland’s Turner, who co-chaired Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and touted his endorsement, had 36.5% of the votes that were tallied by the time the Associated Press called the race in her favor, compared with …

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POLL: Majority Oppose Overturning Abortion Rights

ABC News reports: Amid reports of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, an ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that majorities of Americans support upholding Roe, say abortion should be legal in all or most cases and — by a wide margin — see abortion as a decision to be made by a woman and her …

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McConnell Rages About SCOTUS Leak: Liberals Want To Rip The Blindfold Off Lady Justice And Elevate Mob Rule

Here’s a partial transcript of McConnell’s rant: For years the radical left has attacked the institution of the Supreme Court. Last night it appears their campaign hit a new low. Historically the justices, clerks and staff have prized and protected the court’s confidentiality. The justices must be able to discuss and deliberate in an environment of total trust and privacy. …

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Collins Is Concerned That Gorsuch And Kavanaugh Lied

Axios reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Tuesday reacted to the Supreme Court leaked draft document, saying that if it is “accurate,” it is inconsistent with discussions she had with Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. “If this leaked draft opinion is the final decision and this reporting is accurate, it would be completely inconsistent with what Justice Gorsuch and …

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Hochul Taps US Rep. Antonio Delgado As NY Lt. Gov

Via press release from New York Gov. Kathy Hochul: Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that she is appointing Representative Antonio Delgado to serve as Lieutenant Governor of New York. Representative Delgado currently represents New York’s 19th Congressional District, which includes the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Delgado is Afro-Latino, the first person of color to represent Upstate New York in Congress …

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Ingraham Demands FBI Hunt Down SCOTUS Leaker

The Insider reports: Fox News host Laura Ingraham has called for the FBI to investigate the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision. Ingraham on her show Monday called on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Robert to launch an urgent inquiry into the leak of the opinion to Politico. …

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Bush To Appear At Fundraiser For Trump Target Kemp

Fox News reports: Former President George W. Bush will appear at a fundraiser for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who has been targeted by former President Donald Trump following a breakdown of their relationship after his 2020 election loss. The fundraiser will be held at the Texas home of real estate developer Harlan Crow. Bush is listed as a “special guest,” …

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NY May Have Two Primaries Due To Redistricting Battle

Gothamist reports: A Steuben County Supreme Court judge on Friday declared that New York’s congressional and state Senate primary would be pushed to August 23rd, following a Court of Appeals decision on Wednesday that ruled the new district maps drawn by Democrats had been designed with partisan intent. The order by Acting Supreme Court Judge Patrick McAllister will now give …

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Kinzinger Wants Pence To Testify Before Riot Panel

CBS News reports: GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois said Sunday he “would love” for former Vice President Mike Pence to voluntarily appear before the House select committee investigating the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. “I would hope and think that the vice president would want to come in and tell his story because he did do the …

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Arkansas Gov: I Might Run In 2024 Even If Trump Does

The Hill reports: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) said on Sunday that a Trump reelection campaign in 2024 wouldn’t affect his decision on launching his own presidential campaign. Hutchinson said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he is considering a White House bid in 2024. “Even if President Trump runs, you will want to consider running?” host …

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NYC Council Moves To Order More Public Restrooms

Gothamist reports: When you gotta go, you gotta go. But in New York City, the question is often: Where? The five boroughs have among the fewest public bathrooms per capita of any big city in the United States. Now some City Council members have introduced legislation that would require the Adams administration to identify at least one new restroom location …

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British MP Resigns After Watching Porn In Parliament

The BBC reports: Neil Parish has told the BBC he is resigning as an MP after admitting he watched pornography twice in Parliament. Mr Parish, who has represented Tiverton and Honiton in Devon since 2010, said it had been a “moment of madness”. He said the first time was accidental after looking at a tractor website, but the second time …

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Finland And Sweden To Jointly Decide On Joining NATO

The New York Times reports: Finland and Sweden will work closely together on deciding whether and when to join NATO, their foreign ministers said at a news conference on Friday, emphasizing the close ties between the two Nordic countries but stopping short of saying definitively that they would join the alliance or act simultaneously. It is “very important” that the …

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Dem Rep To Retire And Run For Hawaii Governor

CNN reports: Democratic Rep. Kai Kahele of Hawaii is retiring from Congress at the end of his term. The congressman has been telling colleagues that he intends to run for governor, according to a person close to him. That source said Kahele will make an announcement about his political future in early May. The freshman congressman, who has yet to …

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Bond Agency: Disney Attack Could Wreck FL’s Credit

The Miami Herald reports: One of the nation’s leading bond rating agencies warned Thursday that if the state of Florida doesn’t resolve a conflict over its decision to repeal Walt Disney World’s Reedy Creek Improvement District and its obligation to investors, the move could harm the financial standing of other Florida governments. Fitch Ratings posted the alert late Thursday on …

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