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Florida Goes Full Christianist In Training Teachers

The Washington Post reports: New civics training for Florida public school teachers comes with a dose of Christian dogma, some teachers say, and they worry that it also sanitizes history and promotes inaccuracies. Included in the training is the statement that it is a “misconception” that “the Founders desired strict separation of church and state.” Other materials included fragments of …

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Virginia Gov Invents Position For Cultist Coal Lobbyist

The Washington Post reports: Gov. Glenn Youngkin this week created a new office designed to slash state regulations and put it under the direction of Andrew Wheeler [photo], the former Trump administration official rejected earlier this year for the Virginia governor’s Cabinet. Youngkin (R) used an executive order to create the Office of Regulatory Management and chose Wheeler, a former …

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GOP Florida Missionary Reinstated To US House Ballot

Florida Politics reports: Republican Scotty Moore has been reinstated to the ballot in Florida’s 9th Congressional District, as his challenge of his disqualification was joined to that of James Judge, who got reinstated Wednesday. Both Republican candidates had qualified for the ballot on June 17. But both were removed from the ballot a few days later when Division of Election …

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10 Year-Old Rape Victim Denied Abortion In Ohio

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: On Monday three days after the Supreme Court issued its groundbreaking decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, an Indianapolis obstetrician-gynecologist, took a call from a colleague, a child abuse doctor in Ohio. Hours after the Supreme Court action, the Buckeye state had outlawed any abortion after six weeks. Now this doctor had a …

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FL County To Notify Parents Of Trans Kids In Gym Class

The Tallahassee Democrats reports: After three hours of fiery public debate, the Leon County School Board unanimously approved its “LGBTQ Inclusive School Guide” Tuesday night. What drew the most debate was a provision that a school will notify parents — by form — if a student who is “open about their gender identity” is in a physical education class or …

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Ohio GOP State Rep Wants To Outlaw Contraception

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: State Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Clermont County Republican, said during a radio interview this week that she would entertain a debate about outlawing birth control in the wake of the United States Supreme Court overturning constitutional protections for abortion. Schmidt made the comments during a Wednesday interview with 700WLW’s Bill Cunningham in which she also …

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Fugitive Nazi Leader Endorses Trump Pick For AZ Senate

The Jewish Insider reports: Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi publisher of The Daily Stormer, one of the internet’s most notorious hate sites, announced his endorsement of Blake Masters in an enthusiastic blog post last month, declaring that the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona “is getting better and better.” “I cannot give a more forceful endorsement, and I demand that …

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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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Cheney Challenger: “All The Major Internets” Cheat

Mediaite reports: During Thursday’s Republican primary debate in Wyoming, an opponent of Rep. Liz Cheney declared that “all the major internets” engage in election-related shenanigans. State Sen. Anthony Bouchard, who with three others is hoping to unseat Cheney, called into question the integrity of the 2020 election and slammed the House Jan. 6 committee on which she serves. “What about, …

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Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law Goes Into Effect Today

NBC News reports: As Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law — or what critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law — goes into effect Friday, some of the state’s public school districts have begun rolling out new policies to limit LGBTQ issues and identities from being discussed in the classroom. Critics and legal experts have said the broad language …

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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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Texas Educators Group Proposes Referring To Slavery As “Involuntary Relocation” In State Grade School Lessons

The Texas Tribune reports: A group of Texas educators have proposed to the Texas State Board of Education that slavery should be taught as “involuntary relocation” during second grade social studies instruction. The group of nine educators, including a professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is one of many such groups advising the state education board to …

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County Judge Blocks Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: Florida’s new ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy was blocked Thursday by a judge — a day before it was to go into effect. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled that the restriction would clash with earlier state Supreme Court rulings which concluded that abortion is protected by the Florida constitution’s right …

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Thomas: COVID Vax Is Made With “Aborted Children”

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up a legal challenge brought by health care workers in New York who oppose the state’s vaccine mandate on religious grounds. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch said the court should have taken the case. When the requirement was first imposed last August as a way to help …

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Florida Moves To Dismiss Challenge To “Don’t Say Gay” Law As Showing No “Animus Against LGBTQ Individuals”

CBS News reports: Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office is asking a federal judge to toss out a challenge to a controversial new law that restricts instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in Florida public schools. Lawyers for the state filed a 60-page motion Monday arguing that U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor should dismiss the case filed by the LGBTQ-advocacy …

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Florida Ousts Pro-Vax Pediatrician From State Board

Florida Politico reports: Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is pushing out a pediatrician from a board in charge of running the state’s Healthy Kids program because of her viewpoints on vaccines for children under five. Patronis’ office notified Dr. Lisa Gwynn [photo], who is also serving as the president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, …

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QAnon AZ Announcer Botches Pledge Of Allegiance

First, an op-ed from Arizona’s largest newspaper: Just hours before the only televised debate among the Republican candidates for Arizona governor, a reporter for the state’s largest news operation has been cancelled as a moderator. It seems Kari Lake is afraid to take questions from The Arizona Republic’s Stacey Barchenger. She doesn’t work for OAN or RSBN or even FOX …

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RNC Accuses Google Of Sending Money Begs To Spam

Axios reports: An escalating dispute between national Republicans and technology giant Google threatens to bring political heat on the company and could spur significant changes in political email practices. The Republican National Committee fired the latest shot on Wednesday, when chairwoman Ronna McDaniel claimed in a statement to Axios that Google has “systematically attacked” its digital program. The RNC claims …

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TX Fake Abortion Clinics Lie To Undercover Reporters

NBC News reports: Across the U.S., more than 2,500 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) provide free services and counseling for women struggling with unplanned pregnancies. They outnumber abortion clinics 3 to 1 nationwide, and as some states shutter clinics after Roe’s reversal, that ratio will grow. But when two NBC News producers visited state-funded CPCs in Texas to ask for counseling, …

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