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Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases (Daniel Trotta/Reuters)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:45

Daniel Trotta / Reuters:
Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases  —  (Reuters) - Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to safeguard the health of the mother, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S. Supreme Court reconsider …

Alabama Senate passes near-total ban on abortion (Kim Chandler/Associated Press)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:45

Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
Alabama Senate passes near-total ban on abortion  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Senate passed a near-total ban on abortion Tuesday, sending what would be the nation's most stringent abortion law to the state's Republican governor.  —  The Republican-dominated Alabama Senate voted 25-6 …

Legislator Pushing Abortion Ban in Alabama Says He's Not 'Smart Enough to Be Pregnant' (Emily Shugerman/The Daily Beast)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:40

Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast:
Legislator Pushing Abortion Ban in Alabama Says He's Not ‘Smart Enough to Be Pregnant’  —  They passed a bill making abortion a felony in Alabama—but male senators displayed a laughable ignorance of human biology during the debate Tuesday.  —  The bill being considered in the Alabama Senate …

Romney casts lone GOP vote against Trump judicial pick because of a 'disparaging' comment about Obama (Nate Madden/Conservative Review)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:40

Nate Madden / Conservative Review:
Romney casts lone GOP vote against Trump judicial pick because of a ‘disparaging’ comment about Obama  —  On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Michael J. Truncale of Texas as the United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas by a vote of 49-46.

'No One Wants in That Building': Trump Tower Condo Owners Struggling to Sell Amid President's Unpopularity in NYC (Alexandra Hutzler/Newsweek)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:35

Alexandra Hutzler / Newsweek:
‘No One Wants in That Building’: Trump Tower Condo Owners Struggling to Sell Amid President's Unpopularity in NYC  —  Since Donald Trump was elected president, occupancy rates at his namesake luxury property in Manhattan have plummeted, as the building has become one of the least desirable in New York City.

Florida governor says two counties in the state were hacked in 2016 (CNN)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:35

CNN:
Florida governor says two counties in the state were hacked in 2016  —  (CNN)Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed Tuesday that a second county in the state was hacked during the 2016 election.  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on interference in the election said that “at least one” Florida county had been breached.

Judge Signals Skepticism About Trump's Bid to Block Subpoena for Financial Records (Charlie Savage/New York Times)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:20

Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Judge Signals Skepticism About Trump's Bid to Block Subpoena for Financial Records  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday asked sharply skeptical questions of a personal lawyer for President Trump about his attempt to block a congressional subpoena seeking years of financial records …

Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State (New York Times)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:20

New York Times:
Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, setting up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the case that recognized a woman's constitutional right to end a pregnancy.

Sununu announces he'll run for reelection as governor, not for US Senate, in 2020 (John DiStaso/WMUR)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:05

John DiStaso / WMUR:
Sununu announces he'll run for reelection as governor, not for US Senate, in 2020  —  Governor cites work to be done, chooses not to challenge Shaheen but says he would have defeated her  —  CONCORD, N.H. —  Gov. Chris Sununu wants a third term leading the Granite State as governor rather …

Alabama abortion ban vote: Nation's strictest abortion law passes, no exceptions for rape, incest (Jeremy Gray/al.com)

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 02:05

Jeremy Gray / al.com:
Alabama abortion ban vote: Nation's strictest abortion law passes, no exceptions for rape, incest  —  FEATURED UPDATES  —  After several hours of contentious debate, the Alabama Senate tonight voted 25-6 to pass what many say will be the strictest abortion ban in the nation.

Schiff: The case for impeachment hearings is getting stronger (Greg Sargent/Washington Post)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 21:10

Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Schiff: The case for impeachment hearings is getting stronger  —  President Trump has now formally exerted executive privilege over the redacted portions of the Mueller report and its underlying materials — defying a House subpoena for those materials, and confirming once again that Trump …

House Judiciary Committee votes to hold Barr in contempt after Trump asserts executive privilege (NBC News)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 21:00

NBC News:
House Judiciary Committee votes to hold Barr in contempt after Trump asserts executive privilege  —  Holding the attorney general in contempt of Congress is “not a step we take lightly,” Chairman Jerrold Nadler said.  —  WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to advance …

Democrats Approve Contempt for Barr After Trump Claims Privilege Over Full Mueller Report (Nicholas Fandos/New York Times)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:55

Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Democrats Approve Contempt for Barr After Trump Claims Privilege Over Full Mueller Report  —  WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the House hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over Robert S. Mueller III's unredacted report …

New Ohio Bill Would Ban Most Private Insurance Coverage Of Abortion (Jo Ingles/wosu2.drupal ...)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:45

Jo Ingles / wosu2.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net:
New Ohio Bill Would Ban Most Private Insurance Coverage Of Abortion  —  A new Ohio bill would ban most private insurance coverage for abortions.  Opponents say it would also ban effective methods of birth control. … One-fifth of representatives in the House, all Republicans …

McConnell is fundraising with 'Cocaine Mitch' t-shirts as drug deaths skyrocket in Kentucky (Josh Israel/ThinkProgress)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:30

Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
McConnell is fundraising with ‘Cocaine Mitch’ t-shirts as drug deaths skyrocket in Kentucky  —  Kentucky has been one of the states his hardest by drug addiction in recent years, with some of the highest rates of drug overdose deaths.  Meanwhile, the state's senior U.S. senator …

How one reporter got the Sandra Bland cell phone video (Justin Ray/Columbia Journalism Review)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:30

Justin Ray / Columbia Journalism Review:
How one reporter got the Sandra Bland cell phone video  —  In June 2017, Brian Collister was a lead investigative reporter for KXAN, a Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate in Austin, Texas.  He had covered Sandra Bland's 2015 traffic stop in Waller County, an incident that sparked protests across …

The Next President Should Not Be a Man (Farhad Manjoo/New York Times)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:20

Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
The Next President Should Not Be a Man  —  There is no good reason to put yet another man in the White House.  —  According to pollsters and political reporters, a dispiriting dynamic has taken hold of the early stages of the Democratic presidential primary: Voters are discounting female candidates as unelectable.

Scoop: Senate Intel subpoenas Trump Jr. over Russia matters (Axios)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:20

Axios:
Scoop: Senate Intel subpoenas Trump Jr. over Russia matters  —  The Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. to answer questions about his previous testimony before Senate investigators in relation to the Russia investigation, sources with direct knowledge told Axios.

Trump announces sanctions on Iranian metal industries (Rashaan Ayesh/Axios)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:15

Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
Trump announces sanctions on Iranian metal industries  —  President Trump has issued an executive order declaring sanctions against Iran's iron, steel, aluminum and copper exports in an effort to curb any revenue that may be used for developing weapons.

New obstacle for disaster aid bill as Trump administration pushes to add border funding (Erica Werner/Washington Post)

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:10

Erica Werner / Washington Post:
New obstacle for disaster aid bill as Trump administration pushes to add border funding  —  Negotiations on a multibillion-dollar disaster aid bill in the Senate have grown more complicated in recent days with a push by the Trump administration to add emergency spending for the U.S.-Mexico border to the bill …

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