With the Supreme Court's recent decision to allow the new near-ban on abortions in Texas, known as SB8, to stand, a Senate panel heard witnesses weigh in on the law, and the Supreme Court's "shadow docket." (Sept. 29)
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Revelation of incident ‘buried’ by Abedin contained in new memoir Both/And, to be published next weekUS politics – live coverage Huma Abedin pictured in 2016. Abedin does not name the senator, their party or give any other clues as to his identity. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters Huma Abedin, a longtime close aide to Hillary Clinton, has written in a new book that she was sexually assaulted by a US senator, an incident she “buried” until allegations against the supreme court justice Brett Kavan
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Fox NewsDuring a fiery Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at one point defended parents throwing up Nazi salutes at school board meetings.Cruz, along with other Republicans, lambasted Attorney General Merrick Garland for directing the Justice Department this month to investigate the rise in violent threats against educators. That rise has coincided with right-wing media fueling fury over mask mandates and so-called critical race theory.Referencing a letter writ
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‘Bats--t insane.’ Florida attorney general’s own lawyers gave early warning of worse to come | Editorial
It was strangely refreshing to hear the words that appellate lawyers in the office of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody used, in newly released emails, to describe the desperate attempt by the Texas attorney general to overturn the results of the 2020 election by suing four swing states in 2020.
‘This is screwed up’: The proposed IRS bank-account reporting rule is revised, but Manchin still doesn’t like it
The Biden administration has already scaled back its controversial idea to have banks tell the Internal Revenue Service about the cash-flow information of certain customer accounts in its bid to make sure rich people are paying their full tax bill.
“It’s lamb eat lamb. There is no bad decision. We have to choose,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her members.
Montana's attorney general went rogue and sent a state trooper into a hospital after doctors refused to give a COVID-19 patient ivermectin, official says
The county attorney disagreed with the decision to send a trooper, telling Insider, "I saw no crime that needed investigating."
It's the latest instance of a Republican lawmaker using the increasingly popular right-wing phrase
Federal workers and government contractors, which includes major U.S. commercial airlines, must be vaccinated by Dec. 8.
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Sen. John Barrasso sent a letter to Presidio Trust chair Lynne Benioff regarding the trust’s federal financial obligations. The national park is in Rep. Nancy Pelosi's district.
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki will no longer comment on the tightening Virginia governor's race after a bipartisan watchdog group filed an ethics complaint accusing her of violating the Hatch Act.
It’s not with the Republican grassroots, Max Boot argued in The Washington Post.
Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino dropped a real whopper this week.
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On the billionaire's tax, Joe Manchin says he doesn't like 'targeting different people' and that the ultrawealthy have 'contributed to society, created a lot of jobs'
"I'm supporting basically that everyone should pay their fair share," Manchin said, allowing wiggle room. He represents a state with no billionaires.
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In a tense exchange Wednesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Tom Cotton told Attorney General Merrick Garland, “Thank God you are not on the Supreme Court.”
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Go Nakamura/GettyA group of Democratic House members is demanding answers from the Small Business Administration following a The Daily Beast report that top anti-vaccine groups received more than $1 million in free cash through an initiative intended to help struggling entrepreneurs survive the pandemic.The Daily Beast received a missive that Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) sent SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman on Monday, questioning whether the half-dozen disinformation superspreaders—including supple
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He said he was asked if he would “force” a 13-year-old rape and incest victim to have the child, and that he responded, “Yes.”
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York tried to goad the former president in an MSNBC interview.
WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland must pay 1 million euros ($1.16 million) a day for maintaining a disciplinary chamber for judges, the European Union's top court said on Wednesday, in the latest episode of a clash over the rule of law with implications for Warsaw's future ties with the bloc. The long-running conflict over Poland's judicial reforms that the bloc says undermine the independence of the courts deepened this year, raising questions over the future place of the EU's largest eastern member in the union. "In the ruling issued today, the Vice-President of the Tribunal obliged Poland to pay...a penalty payment of EUR 1 million per day, counting from the date on which this ruling was delivered to Poland," the statement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) read.
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Capitol-riot defendant calls for Trump to be 'ostracized from any political future' and says January 6 was a 'disgrace'
A judge barred Thomas Sibick, who is accused of assaulting a police officer, from using social media or watching any political programs on TV.
Guinea's military leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has appointed a prominent campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM) as foreign minister, in his latest change since taking power last month.