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Black congresswomen urge Biden to declare public health and national emergency on abortion

A group of 20 black congresswomen wrote a public letter to President Joe Biden Friday, urging him to protect access to abortion by “declaring a public health and national emergency,” amid the expected demise of the historic Roe v. Wade 1973 decision that legalized abortion. The coalition, led by Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., chair of …

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Trump denounces McCarthy’s handling of Jan. 6 panel, which a Democrat calls a ‘historic and strategic blunder’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill on June 11. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press) House Republicans stay with Kevin McCarthy despite former President Trump’s attacks on minority leaders decision to remove GOP members from the January 6 committee. McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) should have addressed other Republicans to the …

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Georgetown has a serious problem with free speech

Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast On June 6, Ilya Shapiro, the executive director of the Center for the Constitution of Georgetown University Law School, said, announced his resignation – and immediately became the new one from the right cause celeb in the campus free speech wars† Some context: in January, Shapiro posted a tweet …

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LGBTQ Students Would Get New Protections Under the Biden Plan

The rights of LGBTQ students would be enshrined in federal law and victims of sexual assault on campus would receive new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposalannounced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX Women’s Rights Actaims to replace a series of controversial rules enacted during the Trump …

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Greiten’s RINO video led to threats to family, lawyer says

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The family of Missouri Senate candidate Eric Greitens has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since he was a violent campaign video declaring that he is hunting RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, his ex-wife’s lawyer said in court on Thursday. Attorney Helen Wade said during a court hearing …

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Nevada Rural County Delays Approval of Primary Voting Results

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elected officials in a rural Nevada county decided Thursday to delay certification of the results of the 317 ballots cast in their jurisdiction during the state’s June 14 primaries until Friday. The decision in Esmeralda County, the least populous county in the state, comes a week after lawmakers in a Republican-leaning …

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President-elect appears to be building coalition government

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) – President-elect Gustavo Petro, who has vowed to help the poor and disenfranchised Colombians, has gained the support of an influential establishment party as he attempts to build a majority coalition in Congress. Petro, a former mayor of Bogotá and member of the rebel group M-19 who was disarmed decades ago, has …

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GOP Rep Claims She Was Against QAnon With Her Pro-QAnon Tweets

Fox news Brand New Republican Congresswoman Mayra Flores wasn’t too happy on Thursday when Fox News anchors Sandra Smith and John Roberts tried to ask her about her past support for the unhinged QAnon conspiracy theory, chiding the hosts for “staying focused on the issues that matter”. In addition to her attempts to repeatedly change …

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