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We are living in the most dangerous of times. Our democracy is hanging by a thread. There is no loyal opposition, just traitors!

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Bernie headed to Texas for Jessica Cisneros rally


In tough Senate races, Democrats turn from centrists and toward progressive and diverse candidates

"...the Democratic primaries are revealing a shift in strategy for the party as it chooses candidates for tough races in purple and red states.

Rather than go with a moderate white candidate who could appeal to swing voters as the party has done in several races in recent election cycles, voters chose candidates Tuesday more in tune with the party's base in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Kentucky.

In North Carolina, former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice Cheri Beasley, a progressive Black woman, easily won after clearing the field early in the election cycle. In Kentucky, Charles Booker, a Black state senator who ran without a challenge after surprising the Democratic establishment when he nearly defeated its chosen candidate two years ago. In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman ran an aggressive, outside the box campaign, beating Rep. Conor Lamb, a cautious and moderate candidate.

All three candidates are more progressive than candidates Democrats usually run in swing states. It's unclear how well they'll do in a statewide general election, but their primary wins are a sign party leaders and Democratic voters no longer see centrism as the only or best path to victory in purple and red states..."


These will be interesting races to watch.

Pramila Jayapal endorses Jessica Cisneros in Texas runoff

Source: Politico

Immigration lawyer Jessica Cisneros has picked up a key endorsement from Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who leads the Congressional Progressive Caucus, in her primary bid against Rep. Henry Cuellar.

“At a time when our reproductive freedoms are under attack by an extremist Supreme Court, we must elect pro-choice candidates that will fight to make sure abortion remains the law of the land. Jessica Cisneros embodies the kind of progressive we need in Congress,” Jayapal (D-Wash.) said in a statement to POLITICO released Thursday.

Cuellar, the only House Democrat who opposes abortion rights, is facing a competitive runoff election next Tuesday in his Texas district against Cisneros, who has sought to make abortion a top issue in the race in the wake of a disclosure earlier this month of a draft Supreme Court decision that revealed the Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade...

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/19/pramila-jayapal-endorses-jessica-cisneros-texas-00033681

Three Toes : "If you don't want to become pregnant right now, choose to not have sex."

U.S. Republican representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has told women that if they do not want to get pregnant they should stay celibate, at an anti-abortion speech she posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

Addressing onlookers, Greene, who is a representative for Georgia's 14th congressional district, said: "Women need to make better choices. If we want to be women who make choices, here's one thing you can choose. If you don't want to become pregnant right now, choose to not have sex.

"You can always abstain."...


That's a lot of what this is about for the anti-choice crowd. They think unmarried women shouldn't be having sex

DHS preparing for violence following abortion ruling

Source: Axios

The U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that's expected to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a Department of Homeland Security memo obtained by Axios.

The big picture: Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics.

Details: The unclassified May 13 memo by DHS' intelligence arm says threats that followed the leak of a draft opinion — targeting Supreme Court Justices, lawmakers and other public officials, as well as clergy and health care providers — "are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling."...

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2022/05/18/supreme-court-abortion-roe-protests-violence

Because there has already been so much.

Pelosi warns baby formula shortage could trigger indictments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested in frustration Tuesday that indictments could be handed down in the nationwide baby formula shortage after the dust settles.

“I think that when all of this is done — I’m not associating my colleagues with what I’m going to say right now; I’m just saying it myself — I think there might be a need for indictment,” Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters at a news conference about legislative plans to address the shortage and prevent future ones...

Pelosi spoke shortly after House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., took aim at both the Food and Drug Administration and infant formula manufacturer Abbott Nutrition.

“We are going to investigate Abbott, and the chips should fall where they may,” DeLauro said. “People have to be accountable, whether it is at FDA or whether it is at Abbott"...


Keep up the heat.

So can we put Pennsylvainia in the GQP column for 2024 if Mastriano is elected?

That's what is at stake here. There would almost certainly not be a free and fair election result delivered for one of our largest and most crucial states. A big part of our 2024 chances hinge on 2022!

Is there a realistic chance New Hampshire isn't the first primary?

"New Hampshire Democrats now know which states will be vying to take away their first-in-the-nation primary status in 2024.

The state party said it's confident in its current position, and the New Hampshire secretary of state said he's ready to take action, if necessary.

Under the new Democratic National Committee process to select early voting states for the 2024 presidential primary, there are 19 challengers to New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation status. They include new regional contenders such as New Jersey and Connecticut, along with repeat rivals such as Nevada and Michigan..."


Is this a formality or is there a real chance we see a change?

Russian negotiator: evacuated Ukrainian fighters "animals in human form" and should be executed

"...Lawmaker Leonid Slutsky, one of Russia's negotiators in talks with Ukraine, called the evacuated combatants "animals in human form" and said they should be executed..."


What the fug?

Becerra bomb : "We don't run their (formula) plants...They're the ones that have to do the fix."

"...Pressed on how soon supply will be back to normal, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra declined to give specifics, saying on CNN Monday that “Abbott is the one that can tell you the timeline.”

Becerra said the federal government is working with the company to make sure it’s addressing the safety concerns raised to them and that “it should be done in a matter of weeks.”

“We don’t run their plants. Only they can address the safety concerns that were identified through our inspections. They have been working on this a while. We have been advising them of what they need to do,” Becerra told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on “At This Hour.”

“We’ll do everything we can, we’ll pull all the levers we can to help them move quickly as possible, but they control their plant. They own and operate it. They’re the ones that have to do the fix.”..."


Putting the responsibility where it belongs.
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