Kansas' vote to protect abortion access was unexpected, NBC's Dasha Burns reports. Abortion advocates were "at best" expecting a narrow victory, but "nobody expected" the level of turnout among voters.
- Idaho Statesman
“This case will be the Scopes Monkey Trial for the 21st century, and Idaho taxpayers will foot the bill,” writes Greg Hampikian. │ Opinion
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin Republicans delay response to Evers administration lawsuit challenging state's 1849 abortion law
Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul argue in court that a 1985 law allowing abortions up to fetal viability supersedes an 1849 ban.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Abortion was not consistent with my values. But the 'pro-life' movement did not offer me any assistance when I raised my child.
- Cape Cod Times
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GOP Rep. James Comer says Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert have shown interest in being on Oversight Committee in a Republican-controlled House
"This isn't a committee where everybody's gonna scream and be outraged and try to make the witnesses look like fools," Rep. Comer told Politico.
- Pensacola News Journal
Guestview: For decades I’ve struggled to reconcile compelling arguments on both sides of the abortion debate to find a mutually satisfactory solution.
A Kansas resident Melissa Leavitt's request to recount the abortion vote, citing that she had "seen data," was upheld. But she must pay a $200,000 bond.
China's military said it carried out more exercises near Taiwan on Monday as a group of U.S. lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met President Tsai Ing-wen, who said her government was committed to maintaining stability. The five U.S. lawmakers, led by Senator Ed Markey, arrived in Taipei on an unannounced visit late on Sunday, the second high-level group to visit following that of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi in early August, which set off several days of Chinese war games. The Chinese military unit responsible for the area adjacent to Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theatre Command, said it had organised multi-service joint combat readiness patrols and combat drills in the sea and airspace around Taiwan on Monday.
TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A delegation of U.S. lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit while there are military tensions between the self-ruled island and China. Beijing, which claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, has conducted military drills around the island after U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei in early August. China has long claimed sovereignty over the island.
- LA Times
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has met with another delegation of U.S. Congress members weeks after Nancy Pelosi's visit sparked fury in Beijing.
- The Courier Journal
Kentucky’s abortion ban could directly curtail the ability of citizens across the state to build their families through reproductive technology
- Miami Herald
When President Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act in a few days, it will cap a historically successful legislative run for a president. Biden’s presidency opened to seemingly insurmountable obstacles — a pandemic infecting 185,000 and killing 3,300 Americans each day (only 5% of Americans had been vaccinated), almost 10 million jobs lost in 2020, and an unemployment rate at 6.3%. He inherited razor-thin margins in the House of Representatives, an evenly divided Senate and a Republican oppos
- Fox News
The Louisiana Supreme Court rejected an appeal challenging the state's abortion law, allowing the ban to stay in place. The ruling is the latest in an ongoing legal fight.
- The Columbus Dispatch
The truth about a scandal that led to the arrest of one of the most powerful men in Ohio politics has still not truly been told, Thomas Suddes writes.
- Fox News
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was mocked on social media over a comment comparing support of the Inflation Reduction Act to the support of the planet and "Mother Earth."
Sen. Ed Markey leads a delegation to “reaffirm the United States’ support for Taiwan” and “encourage stability and peace across the Taiwan Strait.”
- Myrtle Beach Sun News
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- Detroit Free Press
Michigan Supreme Court justices have good reasons not to rule on two suits challenging the state's 1931 abortion ban before the Nov. election.
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen met Monday with a delegation of U.S. Congress members in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island that China claims as its own territory.