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Block on Mississippi’s fetal-heartbeat abortion bill is upheld

Block on Mississippi’s fetal-heartbeat abortion bill is upheld

Mississippi’s law banning abortions at the detection of a fetal heartbeat — as early as six weeks into pregnancy — will remain blocked, a panel of circuit judges ruled on Thursday. The decision makes the Mississippi law the first of the abortion bans passed in 2019 to be blocked at the appeals court level. The…MORE

Russia is looking to help Trump win in 2020, election security official told lawmakers

Russia is looking to help Trump win in 2020, election security official told lawmakers

The intelligence community’s top election security official delivered a briefing to lawmakers last week warning them that the intelligence community believes Russia is already taking steps to interfere in the 2020 election with the goal of helping President Donald Trump win, three sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Last week’s briefing, led by election…MORE

Biden slams Sanders and ‘cowards’ in Congress over gun violence

Biden slams Sanders and ‘cowards’ in Congress over gun violence

Joe Biden is focusing his campaign on gun violence ahead of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, criticizing Bernie Sanders by name and accusing “cowards” in Congress of being scared into inaction by the National Rifle Association. The former vice president delivered one of his most focused, forceful speeches of the 2020 race Thursday in Las Vegas —…MORE

Senate GOP gives Trump’s pick for intelligence chief tepid response

Senate GOP gives Trump’s pick for intelligence chief tepid response

Senate Republicans are giving a tepid reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence. While Grenell received praised from House Republican leaders, Senate Republicans have largely declined to speak out in support of the President’s pick for intelligence chief, after Trump announced Wednesday…MORE

GOP lawmaker Matt Gaetz calls for Trump to pardon Roger Stone

GOP lawmaker Matt Gaetz calls for Trump to pardon Roger Stone

Rep. Matt Gaetz, a longtime defender of President Donald Trump, said the President should pardon longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone. Asked on ABC’s daytime talk show “The View” just before Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison whether he thought Trump should grant Stone a pardon, the Florida Republican replied, “I do, and I…MORE

Bernie Sanders and Medicare for All are at a crossroads with unions in Nevada

Bernie Sanders and Medicare for All are at a crossroads with unions in Nevada

Sen. Bernie Sanders has pitched himself as the most ambitiously pro-labor candidate in the Democratic primary. He has also centered his campaign on the promise of passing and implementing a “Medicare for All” single-payer health insurance system. But in Nevada, where unions remain key power brokers in Democratic politics, those priorities are coming into stark…MORE

The 32-page booklet that is haunting Mike Bloomberg

The 32-page booklet that is haunting Mike Bloomberg

Seconds — literally! — into the ninth presidential debate on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Elizabeth Warren dropped a rhetorical bomb on Mike Bloomberg’s candidacy. “I’d like to talk about who we’re running against,” said the Massachusetts senator. “A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians, and no I’m not talking about Donald…MORE

Top NSC official reassigned as White House rejects rumors she wrote ‘Anonymous’

Top NSC official reassigned as White House rejects rumors she wrote ‘Anonymous’

Deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates is leaving the National Security Council and going to the Energy Department, according to a statement released by the council on Thursday. The reassignment comes as rumors have been circulating that Coates was the anonymous administration official who wrote an op-ed in The New York Times in 2018 and…MORE