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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Comcast, Warner Bros. Discovery, Sony, Meta and more media companies have confirmed they will cover travel costs for employees seeking abortions following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. A Netflix spokesperson told Variety: “Netflix offers a travel reimbursement coverage for full-time U.S. employees and their dependents who need to travel for cancer treatment, …

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“Stop The Steal” Founder Testifies Before Grand Jury

Politico reports: Ali Alexander, the founder of the “Stop the Steal” group that organized a rally in Washington on Jan. 6, testified for nearly three hours before a grand jury Friday, he said in a statement. Alexander, represented by his attorney Paul Kamenar, appeared before the grand jury at the federal district courthouse in Washington, D.C., blocks from the Capitol. …

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Dems Seek Probe Of Web Tracking In Wake Of Roe

Ars Technica reports: Four Democratic US senators today asked the Federal Trade Commission to “investigate Apple and Google for engaging in unfair and deceptive practices by enabling the collection and sale of hundreds of millions of mobile phone users’ personal data.” The letter cited the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, saying that women “seeking abortions and other reproductive …

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West Coast States Sign Pact To Protect Abortion Access

The Hill reports: Three West Coast states signed a multistate commitment to protect abortion access on Friday after the Supreme Court ruled earlier to overturn Roe v. Wade. The governors of California, Oregon and Washington — all of whom are Democrats — vowed to expand abortion access for those seeking the medical procedure, refuse to extradite individuals to other states …

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MTG Taunts Protesters Outside Supreme Court [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) sported a celebratory grin as she was mobbed by protesters and heckled Friday outside the Supreme Court. The freshman congresswoman celebrated after the court overturned Roe v. Wade. Her presence drew a reaction from protestors on both sides of the abortion issue. In one video, someone yelled, “Eat shit, Marjorie!” Another person called …

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FBI Raids Three “Cult” Churches That Were Allegedly Using Young Girls To Lure Military Members [VIDEO]

The Savannah Morning News reports: The FBI on Thursday raided three churches associated with the House of Prayer Christian Church in Georgia and Texas.  The House of Prayer is owned by the foreign nonprofit company House of Prayer Christian Churches of America Inc., which registered with the Georgia Secretary of State in 2004. Its churches, which are primarily located near …

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Trump Fears Roe Ruling Will Spur Backlash Against GOP

The New York Times reports: The man most responsible for shaping a United States Supreme Court that delivered the conservative movement a long-sought victory has spent weeks saying he didn’t think it will be good for his party. Publicly, after a draft of the likely decision leaked in May, former President Donald J. Trump was remarkably tight-lipped for weeks about …

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Hacker Rips Off Cryptocurrency Startup For $100M

TechCrunch reports: A hacker has exploited a vulnerability to steal $100 million from Harmony’s Horizon Bridge, which allows users to transfer their crypto assets from one blockchain to another. Harmony, the U.S. crypto startup behind Horizon, said in a blog post on Friday that it was notified of a “malicious attack” on its proprietary Horizon blockchain bridge on Thursday. Blockchain …

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Collins Is Very Sad Gorsuch And Kavanaugh Lied To Her

Via press release from Sen. Susan Collins:  The Supreme Court has abandoned a fifty-year precedent at a time that the country is desperate for stability. This ill-considered action will further divide the country at a moment when, more than ever in modern times, we need the Court to show both consistency and restraint. Throwing out a precedent overnight that the …

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MTG Suggests Students Should Be Armed [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) clashed during a House Rules committee hearing on Friday. While questioning Greene, Raskin asked her if she thinks it’s constitutional for states to ban private militias, to which she replied that since the federal government “isn’t protecting our border,” they shouldn’t be banned. “I think we’re in …

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