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Wisconsin Republican Michels walks back abortion pledge (Scott Bauer/Associated Press)

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 00:40

Scott Bauer / Associated Press:
Wisconsin Republican Michels walks back abortion pledge  —  The Republican running for governor in Wisconsin suggested Tuesday that he did not support enforcing the swing state's near-total ban on abortions, saying “I will never arrest a doctor” before his campaign walked back his comment.

Super PAC cavalry starts shoring up House Dem campaign chief amid GOP deluge (Politico)

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 00:35

Politico:
Super PAC cavalry starts shoring up House Dem campaign chief amid GOP deluge  —  A Democratic super PAC is beginning to mount a rescue mission for the party's beleaguered House campaigns chief.  —  Our Hudson PAC, a group that formed in July to aid Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) …

Scoop: Freedom Caucus chair floats potential Ukraine peace talks probe (Andrew Solender/Axios)

Wed, 10/19/2022 - 00:10

Andrew Solender / Axios:
Scoop: Freedom Caucus chair floats potential Ukraine peace talks probe  —  Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), the chair of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, floated to colleagues the idea of laying the groundwork for an investigation into the Biden administration's approach to Russia-Ukraine peace talks, Axios has learned.

Bill prohibiting public drag performances to be introduced in upcoming Idaho legislative session (Kelcie Moseley-Morris/Idaho Capital Sun)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 23:40

Kelcie Moseley-Morris / Idaho Capital Sun:
Bill prohibiting public drag performances to be introduced in upcoming Idaho legislative session  —  Idaho Family Policy Center helped draft legislation, says it will be legally defensible  —  A bill that would ban drag performances in all public venues will be introduced in the first days …

Former Oath Keeper Says Militia Planned to Use 'Any Means Necessary' on Jan. 6 (New York Times)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 23:35

New York Times:
Former Oath Keeper Says Militia Planned to Use ‘Any Means Necessary’ on Jan. 6  —  Testifying at the seditious conspiracy trial of the far-right group's leader and four other defendants, an ex-member said the organization envisioned a battle breaking out in Washington that day.

Arizona's Family/HighGround Statewide Survey: Masters closing gap with Kelly in Senate race (Ben Bradley/KASW-TV)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 23:30

Ben Bradley / KASW-TV:
Arizona's Family/HighGround Statewide Survey: Masters closing gap with Kelly in Senate race  —  PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Arizona's Family has partnered with HighGround, the oldest public affairs firm in the state, to take a closer look at the biggest races in this year's midterm election and possible outcomes by polling voters.

The ugly business logic behind Kanye West's Parler acquisition (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 23:25

Makena Kelly / The Verge:
The ugly business logic behind Kanye West's Parler acquisition … On Monday, Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, announced that he would buy Parler, an alternative social media platform, in a surprise move that has sparked both interest in the platform and concern for the billionaire rapper's plans.

Oath Keeper testifies he was ready to die on Jan. 6 to keep Trump in office (NBC News)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 23:10

NBC News:
Oath Keeper testifies he was ready to die on Jan. 6 to keep Trump in office  —  WASHINGTON — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers who stormed the U.S. Capitol testified that he was ready to fight to keep former President Donald Trump in office and was preparing himself in the weeks …

Grizzly bear mauls 2 college wrestlers in Wyoming (CBS News)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 23:10

CBS News:
Grizzly bear mauls 2 college wrestlers in Wyoming  —  College wrestling teammates Kendell Cummings and Brady Lowry were attacked by a grizzly bear in Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming.  The executive director of The Bear League said that bears are stocking up on calories before hibernating.

USDA announces $1 billion debt relief for 36,000 farmers (David Pitt/Associated Press)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 23:10

David Pitt / Associated Press:
USDA announces $1 billion debt relief for 36,000 farmers  —  The federal government announced Tuesday a program that will provide $1.3 billion in debt relief for about 36,000 farmers who have fallen behind on loan payments or face foreclosure.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced …

Mastriano's Time at War College Draws Scrutiny in Governor's Race (Trip Gabriel/New York Times)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 23:05

Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Mastriano's Time at War College Draws Scrutiny in Governor's Race  —  Doug Mastriano, a Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, earned a Ph.D in 2013 and taught at the Army War College.  Fellow academics have assailed his scholarship and questioned his fitness for office.

How Church Leaders Aligned With Fauci To Discredit Experts Opposed To COVID Mandates (Megan Basham/The Daily Wire)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 22:35

Megan Basham / The Daily Wire:
How Church Leaders Aligned With Fauci To Discredit Experts Opposed To COVID Mandates  —  In late February of 2022, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, professor of medicine at Stanford, delivered a sermon to his Silicon Valley church on the theme of “clean and unclean.”  As he spoke of Christ's revolutionary compassion …

Primary source for Trump-Russia dossier acquitted, handing special counsel Durham another trial loss (Marshall Cohen/CNN)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 22:35

Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Primary source for Trump-Russia dossier acquitted, handing special counsel Durham another trial loss  —  Igor Danchenko, the primary source for the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, was acquitted Tuesday of four counts of lying to the FBI in an embarrassing defeat for special counsel John Durham.

Brian Kemp continues leading Stacey Abrams | U.S. Senate race tied in new Landmark poll (Tim Darnell/Atlanta News First)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 22:30

Tim Darnell / Atlanta News First:
Brian Kemp continues leading Stacey Abrams |  U.S. Senate race tied in new Landmark poll  —  Republicans leading in numerous races throughout Georgia's nationally watched 2022 midterms  —  ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Three weeks before Georgia's nationally watched 2022 midterm elections are held …

Paul Flores convicted in '96 disappearance, murder of California college student Kristin Smart; jury finds his father not guilty (Associated Press)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 22:25

Associated Press:
Paul Flores convicted in '96 disappearance, murder of California college student Kristin Smart; jury finds his father not guilty  —  Prosecutors said Smart was killed during an attempted rape by then Cal Poly classmate Paul Flores.  His father had been accused of helping dispose of the body, which was never found.

After election, McCarthy to push GOP economic hostage crisis (Steve Benen/MSNBC)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 22:25

Steve Benen / MSNBC:
After election, McCarthy to push GOP economic hostage crisis  —  The House Republican leader is freely admitting that Republicans are prepared to provoke a global financial crisis, on purpose, if rewarded by voters.  —  There's no shortage of important issues competing for Americans' attention …

Danchenko acquitted on all counts in Durham Russia probe (Josh Gerstein/Politico)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 22:05

Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Danchenko acquitted on all counts in Durham Russia probe  —  A federal jury has acquitted Russian policy researcher Igor Danchenko on false-statement charges brought by Special Counsel John Durham.  —  The not guilty verdicts, delivered after a weeklong trial in Alexandria, Va. …

Texas Woman Nearly Loses Her Life After Doctors Can't Legally Perform an Abortion: 'Their Hands Were Tied' (Stephanie Emma Pfeffer/People.com)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 21:40

Stephanie Emma Pfeffer / People.com:
Texas Woman Nearly Loses Her Life After Doctors Can't Legally Perform an Abortion: ‘Their Hands Were Tied’  —  “I never in my wildest dreams thought that the laws I was so angry about would pose a threat to my life and prevent me from accessing safe healthcare in 2022 in the United States of America,” says Amanda Zurawski

Biden 'sold my father for oil,' says son of American jailed by Saudis for tweeting (Steven Nelson/New York Post)

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 20:55

Steven Nelson / New York Post:
Biden ‘sold my father for oil,’ says son of American jailed by Saudis for tweeting  —  WASHINGTON — The son of an elderly US citizen recently handed a 16-year, three-month prison sentence by Saudi Arabia for tweeting has told The Post he's outraged at how President Biden and his deputies bungled the case.

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