The bill now heads to the state House.
- WSB Cox articles
Consumers who are tricked into paying these junk fees have had little legal recourse because they signed the paperwork.
- Business Insider
Universal Music employee says they were fired after emailing colleagues the day Roe v. Wade was overturned to criticize the company's donations to anti-abortion lawmakers
Michael Lopez said they got a "surprise Zoom video chat with HR" soon after sending the email. Universal disputes Lopez's version of events.
- The Hill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) achieved new heights of political celebrity during the Trump years, but now finds himself in the middle of a criminal investigation linked to the battle for Georgia in the 2020 presidential race. A special grand jury in Fulton County has subpoenaed Graham along with other Trump insiders as part of an…
- National Review
Chuck Schumer is set to introduce a new reconciliation package that reflects an agreement among all Senate Democrats.
- Yahoo TV
A couple of innocuous clues on "Jeopardy!" left some viewers wondering if the show was getting political.
- Springfield News-Leader
The Nixa Republican, Missouri Rep. Tricia Derges, was found guilty of 22 federal charges by a jury last week.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Did Rep. Debbie Lesko say she would shoot her grandchildren? Here's what she said and how she responded
Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., said claims that she would harm her grandchildren were "absolutely ridiculous."
- The Hill
President Biden is finding himself largely powerless to address a spate of setbacks in recent weeks that have sparked alarm among Democrats about the state of the country. Biden has been dealt blow after blow in recent weeks: The Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade’s constitutional right to an abortion; the country is plagued…
- Detroit Free Press
Meijer wanted a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection but voted against the current committee probing the Capitol attack.
- The Telegraph
“It was a mistake and I apologise.” In a clip filmed for the 6pm news, an unusually deflated Prime Minister finally said sorry over his handling of the Chris Pincher scandal that has brought his government to crisis point.
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield, a long-time adviser to President Joe Biden, plans to leave the administration later this summer, following former Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who departed in May. Bedingfield, whose decision to leave her post was confirmed on Wednesday by a person familiar with her plans, served as Biden's spokesperson during his time as vice president under President Barack Obama and was an early Biden presidential campaign hire. Her departure, one of several from the White House communications team, comes as Biden is facing a public approval rating close to the lowest level of his presidency.
"He saved democracy once by beating a tyrant. He's doing it again, but he doesn't do it by beating his chest," DNC adviser Cedric Richmond told CNN.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says he'll be 'happy' to leave office after July 4 shooting: 'I'm waiting for something bad to happen all the time'
"I'll be happy when I'm not mayor and I can enjoy some stuff," Kinney said after two police officers were shot on Monday night.
And DOJ only has itself to blame.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
A consensus has grown over decades that Roe v. Wade lacked constitutional legitimacy. Where is the left's remorse?
- ABC News
Justice Department sues Arizona for requiring proof of citizenship to vote in presidential elections
The Justice Department has filed suit against Arizona challenging its recently enacted voting law that requires proof of citizenship in order to vote in presidential elections. The lawsuit contends that certain restrictions in Arizona's House Bill 2492 directly violate Section 6 of the National Voter Registration Act and Section 101 of the Civil Rights Act. The Supreme Court previously rejected an effort by Arizona in 2013 to require its residents to provide proof of citizenship in order to participate in federal elections, though after President Joe Biden's victory against Donald Trump in 2020 the state quickly sought to implement a similar mandate in passing House Bill 2492.
- The Hill
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) shared a compilation of around a dozen vulgar and threatening calls to his congressional office to highlight an increase in threats of violence in politics. “Threats of violence over politics has increased heavily in the last few years. But the darkness has reached new lows,” Kinzinger said in a tweet accompanying the…
Switzerland has given a cool response to calls from Ukraine's prime minister to use frozen assets of ultra-wealthy Russians to help fund his country's $750 billion reconstruction project. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal told a conference in Lugano that $300-500 billion of Russian assets had been frozen by the United States, European Union and Britain, money he said could help rebuild wrecked schools, hospitals and homes. "We propose to find (a) formula to create national and international legislation for (creating the) possibility of confiscation of frozen assets in case of unprovoked aggression," Shmygal said, referring to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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'Fed up' Debra Messing says she got Biden elected during White House call about abortion rights: Report
Actress and activist Debra Messing reportedly unloads about White House's response to abortion rights in frustrated call with aides.
Jimmy Carter's former treasury secretary urges Biden to axe his economic agenda and focus on cutting the national debt to fight inflation
W. Michael Blumenthal told The New York Times that the president should take "painful steps" to combat inflation.