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Roe v. Wade

South Carolina Republicans Basically Want to Make It Illegal to Utter the Word Abortion

A new bill would make it illegal to provide information “by telephone, internet, or any other mode of communication” on how to get an abortion .
2024 Election

Even Rupert Murdoch Appears to Be Over Trump as a Younger Generation Eyes 2024

Voters across the political spectrum are fed up with current candidates.
Elon Musk

Sex In Silicon Valley: Elon Musk's Friendship With Sergey Brin Fractured by Alleged Affair

The Google co-founder filed for divorce shortly after discovering Musk's alleged liaison with his wife.

World Health Organization Issues Global Emergency For Monkeypox As Cases Surge

Identified as an “extraordinary” situation, monkeypox meets the criteria for a global health emergency.
Gun Laws

Gov. Gavin Newsom Attacks Texas Abortion Ban with New Gun Law and Full-Page Ads

The California governor used the Lone Star state’s strict anti-abortion language for new gun law.
Jan. 6

Steve Bannon Guilty of Contempt of Congress

A federal judge found the former Trump advisor guilty after he defied Jan. 6 committee subpoena.
Levin Report

Trump’s Authoritarian Plans for a Second Term Should Scare the Crap Out of You

According to a report from Axios, Trump plans to purge the government of career employees with actual expertise, and replace them with only the most hard-core loyalists.

House GOP Tries to Mock Jan. 6 Hearing and Just Clowns on Itself Instead

The House Republican Conference deleted a tweet trying to disparage ex-Trump aide Sarah Matthews. Matthews works for House Republicans. That wasn't its only gaffe of the night.
Capitol Attack

The Jan. 6 Hearing Utterly Embarrassed Trump and All Involved (Looking At You, Josh Hawley)

The final January 6 hearing of the summer put the spotlight on Trump and allies like Josh Hawley and Kevin McCarthy — and should serve as a reminder of their humiliating, but dangerous thirst for power. 
January 6 Hearings

January 6 Hearing: Pence’s Secret Service Detail Feared Trump’s Mob Was Going to Kill Them, Said “Goodbye” to Their Families

According to a National Security witness, the vice president’s Secret Service agents were terrified for their lives. 
Capitol Attack

January 6 Hearing Recap: Trump’s Attempted Coup Comes Into Focus

The committee’s final scheduled hearing will explore Trump’s inaction as his MAGA mob stormed the Capitol.
January 6

Tonight’s January 6 Hearing Will Show Trump Lapping Up the Violence Like a Sociopathic Cat Lapping Milk

The evidence will make it clear that the attack was “exactly” what Trump “wanted to have happen,” one committee member says. 

Chris Cuomo Says He's No Longer Burdened By Dogma, Launches a Podcast

The disgraced former CNN anchor has gone from Ukraine to the East Hampton Fire Department to find his next act. Now, he is about to sit for his first nationally televised interview since getting fired, has launched a new podcast, and is hyping merch around his new obsession: being a “Free Agent.”
White House

President Joe Biden Has Tested Positive For COVID 

The White House announced the president tested positive for the virus Thursday morning and is isolating.

“There Will Be a Reckoning If the Economy Locks Up”: Recession Jitters Are Making Media Execs Extra Cautious

While there’s no panic (yet), top managers from Axios to Insider to Semafor talk about how they’re processing a financial downturn—and if there are any silver linings among the darkening clouds. “There are times where volatility and change are good opportunities,” says BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti.
Levin Report

Republican Senators Insist There’s No Need to Protect Same-Sex Marriage Despite Literal Supreme Court Threat

According to Marco Rubio, a bill to enshrine same-sex marriage protection into law is a “stupid waste of time.”

Dr. Oz Gets Defensive About Fetterman Using Snooki to Point Out His New Jersey Ties

The celebrity doctor turned Republican Senate candidate says Snooki has been on his show and downplays having a bunch of properties around the world, after a Cameo video paid for by John Fetterman’s campaign of the Jersey Shore star went viral.
January 6

U.S. Secret Service Says It Permanently Purged Many of Its January 6 Text Messages, But in a Totally Not-Shady Way

The agency, whose January 6 text messages could presumably shed a lot of light on what Trump was up to on the day of the insurrection, swears its communications were innocently lost.

“He Has Sabotaged the President’s Agenda”: Joe Manchin Left Democrats With Next To Nothing

This week, Democratic leaders said they have no choice but to accept a small health care bill in lieu of the bold policies they campaigned on.
Inside the Hive

Lis Smith Says the Path to Trouncing Ron DeSantis Is Straight Through Right-Wing Media

The veteran political adviser and memoirist on how she’d kneecap Ron DeSantis, and how Dems can deploy the Trump taint in the midterms. Plus: Smith name-checks her party’s next superstars.
Levin Report

Minnesota Republican Warns Abortion Leads to Women Having Careers, Claims Pro-choice Advocates Are Always Playing “the Rape Card”

Matt Birk, a candidate for lieutenant governor, also made a “joke” about how it was wrong to give women the right to drive.