Politics

Anti-Vaxxer Guilty Of Threat To Kill CA State Senator

The Bay City News reports: A Contra Costa County Superior Court jury convicted a San Ramon man on gun charges and for threatening the life of a state senator who represents parts of San Mateo County, prosecutors said. Jurors in Martinez found Erik Triana, 51, guilty of threatening the life of state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, two counts of …

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GOP Senate Nominee: I Don’t Want Trump To Run Again

“Look, I disagree with our former president. I wouldn’t give pardons to anybody that’s violent. We need to hold people accountable. That should never happen again. “I’m the only Senate candidate for the Republican Party that hasn’t been endorsed by Donald Trump. Probably not going to send me a Christmas card. “I don’t want to see him run again. I …

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EU Proposes €7.5B Cut To Hungary Over Corruption

Reuters reports: The European Union executive recommended on Sunday suspending some 7.5 billion euros in funding for Hungary over corruption, the first such case in the 27-nation bloc under a new sanction meant to better protect the rule of law. The EU introduced the new financial sanction two years ago precisely in response to what it says amounts to the …

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Hungary Faces Billions In Funding Cuts By EU [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Viktor Orban is facing a reckoning with the EU, which appears set to impose financial penalties on his government over corruption concerns and alleged rule-of-law violations that could cost Budapest billions and cripple its already ailing economy. The EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, has for nearly a decade accused Orban of dismantling democratic institutions, taking …

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WV Gov Signs Near-Total Abortion Ban Into Law

CBS News reports: Republican Gov. Jim Justice today signed into law a ban on almost all abortions at all stages of pregnancy, making West Virginia the second state to enact a law prohibiting the procedure since the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling overturning its constitutional protection. The bill will go into effect immediately, except for the criminal penalties, which will …

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Mississippi Gov: “It’s A Great Day To Not Be In Jackson”

Jackson’s NBC affiliate reports: A day after declaring victory in helping to restore clean water to tens of thousands of people in Jackson, Gov. Tate Reeves took a swipe at the capital city at a groundbreaking ceremony in Hattiesburg. “It is a great day to be in Hattiesburg. It’s also, as always, a great day to not be in Jackson,” …

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Huckabee Sanders Reveals Surgery For Thyroid Cancer

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports: Gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Friday she had surgery to remove her thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes after cancer was found in the area. Sanders said in a news release that, during a check-up earlier this month, her doctor ordered a biopsy on an area of concern in her neck and the test revealed she …

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Dem Hassan +11 Over Bolduc In First NH Senate Poll

Emerson College Polling reports: The first Emerson College/WHDH New Hampshire General Election poll finds incumbent Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan with an 11-point lead over newly-nominated Republican Donald Bolduc, leading 51% to 40%. Six percent (6%) of voters are undecided, and 4% plan to support someone else. “Independent voters break for Hassan by a 12-point margin,” Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of …

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J.D. Vance +4 Over Tim Ryan In New Ohio Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Republican J.D. Vance holds a four-point lead over Rep. Tim Ryan (D) in Ohio’s Senate race just over 50 days out from Election Day, according to a new Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released Friday. Vance leads Ryan 44 percent to 40 percent, which is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus three percentage …

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Newsom To DOJ: Investigate GOP Govs For Kidnapping

“What [DeSantis and Abbott] are doing isn’t clever, it’s cruel. I’m formally requesting the DOJ begin an immediate investigation into these inhumane efforts to use kids as political pawns. “Several of the individuals who were transported to Martha’s Vineyard have alleged that a recruiter induced them to accept the offer of travel based on false representations that they would be …

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Netanyahu Brokers Deal With Anti-LGBTQ Extremists

The Times of Israel reports: MK Avi Moaz said Wednesday that his anti-LGBT Noam party would renew its union with the far-right Religious Zionism and Otzma Yehudit, giving up a solo run. The development came after Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu put personal pressure on Noam’s spiritual leader to do so. Zehava Galon, head of the left-wing Meretz party, criticized Netanyahu …

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Former Aide Sues Cuomo For Sexual Harassment

The New York Daily News reports: A former aide to ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo filed suit against him and former top administration officials on Wednesday, alleging he tried to groom her for sex and aggressively retaliated when she spoke up about it. The suit filed by Charlotte Bennett, one of nearly a dozen women whose allegations prompted Cuomo’s resignation …

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Russian Newspaper Editor Dies After “Suffocating”

Yahoo News reports: Another top ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has died this week, this time of an alleged “stroke” while on a business trip in the village of Roshchino in Russia’s far east region. Vladimir Nikolayevich Sungorkin, 68, was editor-in-chief of the Russian state newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda. According to the newspaper, Sungorkin died “suddenly” after showing signs of …

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House Reps Intro Bipartisan Electoral Count Reform Bill

NBC News reports: A pair of centrist House lawmakers on Wednesday is rolling out a bill aimed at preventing stolen elections in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack, mirroring bipartisan legislation in the Senate, NBC News has learned. Moderate Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Fred Upton, R-Mich., are co-sponsoring the House legislation, known as the Electoral Count Reform and …

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Rubio Co-Sponsors Graham’s Federal Abortion Ban Bill

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has signed on as a co-sponsor to a bill that would ban abortions at 15 weeks in any state that doesn’t have tighter restrictions. The bill, introduced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has been criticized by some Republican senators and candidates as politically damaging. Democrats, including Rubio’s opponent in …

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Shapiro +11 Over Mastriano In Pennsylvania Gov Poll

Politics PA reports: Democrat Josh Shapiro has a double-figure lead over GOP opponent Doug Mastriano at 55-44 percent with one percent stating they are unsure at this time, according to today’s CBS/YouGov poll That same 55% are glad that the Dems nominated Shapiro, while 60% of Republican respondents said they wished the GOP had nominated another candidate other than Mastriano. …

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Fetterman +10 Over Oz In Pennsylvania Senate Poll

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: The bad news for Mr. Oz? Voters seem to trust his Democratic opponent, John Fetterman, more on those key issues and generally hold a more favorable view of the lieutenant governor, the poll found. The topline of the Monmouth University Poll released Wednesday — sampling 605 registered voters in Pennsylvania — is that 49% of those …

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Clinton Impeachment Lawyer Ken Starr Dies At Age 76

NBC News reports: Ken Starr, who led the Whitewater investigation into former President Bill Clinton, died Tuesday at 76, his family said in a statement. Starr died in Houston of complications from surgery, the statement said. Starr was nominated by former President Ronald Reagan for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., circuit, and he …

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Newsom Counters Graham’s Abortion Ban Bill With Launch Of California Abortion Travel Website [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) launched a new website on Tuesday with information about abortion access and reproductive health in the state, hours after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled new legislation for a 15-week national abortion ban. The website aims to act as a resource for women “no matter where they live,” providing information about traveling to …

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Graham Holds Presser For National Abortion Ban Bill

The New York Times reports: Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina introduced legislation on Tuesday that would institute a federal ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, moving to unite the Republican Party behind a position before midterm elections in which abortion rights have become a potent issue. There is no chance that Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New …

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