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Nikki Haley says she's voting for Trump in November

Updated 5:56 PM EDT, Wed May 22, 2024 CNN -- Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to vote for Donald Trump, she said Wednesday in her first public remarks since exiting the Republican presidential primary more than two months ago. Haley said Trump "has not been perfect" on policies important to her, including foreign policy, immigration and the economy, but President Joe Biden "has been a catastrophe." "So I will be voting for Trump," said Haley, who s ...

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Another Provocative Flag Was Flown at Another Alito Home

Last summer, two years after an upside-down American flag was flown outside the Virginia home of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., another provocative symbol was displayed at his vacation house in New Jersey, according to interviews and photographs. This time, it was the “Appeal to Heaven” flag, which, like the inverted U.S. flag, was carried by rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Also known as the Pine Tree flag, it dates back to the Revolutionary War, but largely fell into obscurity until rece ...

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Michigan Farmworker Diagnosed with Bird Flu

It's the second confirmed human case linked to the outbreak of the virus in dairy cows. At least 51 herds in nine states have reported infections. A second person in the U.S. has been infected with bird flu linked to dairy cows, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported Wednesday. The individual, a farmworker who had regular exposure to infected livestock, had mild symptoms and has recovered, the department said. “The current health risk to the general public remains low,&q ...

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Democrats want to force Senate GOP to vote on contraception

05/22/24 12:14 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Wednesday the Senate will vote next month on legislation to protect women’s access to contraception, setting up a campaign issue for the fall. Democrats expect Republicans to block the bill, just as they have blocked legislation protecting access to in vitro fertilization, which Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) said included “poison pills.” Schumer announced that the Senate has begun the process to consider the Right ...

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Hunter Biden trial on tax charges delayed until September

Updated 4:00 PM EDT, Wed May 22, 2024 CNN -- Hunter Biden's trial on tax charges has been moved to September 5, after the judge presiding over the case made Biden's attorney promise he would not seek further delays. In asking for a delay in the case, Abbe Lowell, an attorney for Biden, cited issues with discovery, witnesses and obtaining experts in the case, as well as the upcoming trial on federal gun crimes in Delaware, which is set for June 3. Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Bide ...

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Trump leaves the door open to new restrictions on contraception

(MSNBC) Does the contemporary Republican Party have a problem with birth control? That conversation appears likely to get quite a bit louder. Politico reported: "Former President Donald Trump said he’s 'looking at' restrictions on contraception during an interview with a local TV station in Pittsburgh released Tuesday. While he didn’t provide any details, he told KDKA political analyst Jon Delano that he plans to share a policy on contraception 'very shortly.'" The wording of the question couldn’t have been more straightforward: "Do you support any restrictions on a person’s right to contraception?" The presumptive GOP nominee could’ve very easily replied, "No, I don’t." That’s not, however, how he replied.

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'Bananas': Trump faces backlash over contraception - 'defining issue for Republican voters'

(Raw Story) Former President Donald Trump furiously backtracked on Monday after he suggested he might restrict Americans' access to contraception in his second term. But CNN political analyst S.E. Cupp suspects this kind of move shows that Trump is scrambling to figure out how to placate his evangelical base voters without also alienating swing voters. "This is typical of Trump, especially on this issue," she said. "He has waffled on this issue from the 90s until now on everything from whether there should be a federal ban, a state ban, six weeks, ten weeks, IVF, and contraception. And what's wild to me is that this is a defining issue of this election."

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Mike Johnson reeling after aides' resignations strip him of 'brain trust'

(Raw Story) According to Punchbowl News reporters Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan, three "leading members" of the speaker's policy team will be leaving "by the end of May" — thus "robbing the House's top Republican of a critical core of experienced aides. Johnson aides Brittan Specht, Jason Yaworske and Preston Hill worked for former Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) when he was speaker and will be joining the well-known lobbying firm Michael Best Strategies.

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GOP lawmakers conflate standard FBI policies with an assassination attempt on Trump

(NBC News) Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wrote on X that the Justice Department and the FBI had plans to “assassinate” Trump “and gave the green light.” Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., posted on X that President Joe Biden “ordered the hit on Trump at Mar-a-Lago,” Trump's residence in Palm Beach, Florida. The posts came shortly after Trump, who was not at Mar-a-Lago on the day of the FBI search, wrote on Truth Social that he had been shown reports indicating “that Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ, in their Illegal and UnConstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE.”

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'Put aside your cowardice': Furious Liz Cheney slams GOP over Trump's 'dangerous lie'

34 min ago - Kathleen Culliton May 22, 2024 3:36PM ET A furious former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) Wednesday slammed House Republicans for "blindly" following former President Donald Trump after he spread a debunked conspiracy theory she warned could provoke violenc ... (raw story)

Harvard board bars 13 pro-Palestine student protesters from graduating, overruling faculty

1 hr ago - Harvard University’s governing board rejected an effort from faculty Wednesday to allow a group of 13 students sanctioned due to their participation in pro-Palestine protests to receive their degrees and graduate. The Harvard Corporation veto of ... (The Hill)

'Sheer terror': Passengers describe turbulence-hit flight that put 20 in intensive care

1 hr ago - By NAPAT KONGSAWAD Updated 12:20 PM CDT, May 22, 2024 BANGKOK (AP) — Passengers on the Singapore Airlines flight that descended sharply after hitting severe turbulence described the “sheer terror” of the aircraft shuddering, loose ite ... (AP)

Exclusive: Elizabeth Warren Unveils Bill To Boost Justice Department's Power To Hold Police Accountable

2 hrs ago - May 22, 2024, 02:52 PM EDT | Updated 5 hours ago Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would give federal and state officials more power to hold police departments accused of bad behavior to account. The Enhancing Oversight ... (Huff Post)

US Justice Department to Seek Breakup of Live Nation-Ticketmaster

2 hrs ago - May 22, 2024 at 6:21 PM EDT Updated on May 22, 2024 at 6:41 PM EDT The US Justice Department and a group of states will sue Live Nation Entertainment Inc. for antitrust violations related to Ticketmaster’s unrivaled control of concert ticket sal ... (Bloomberg)

Multnomah County voters elect Nathan Vasquez as DA, ousting one-term incumbent Mike Schmidt

2 hrs ago - Nathan Vasquez, a career Multnomah County prosecutor, has defeated one-term incumbent District Attorney Mike Schmidt. Partial returns show Vasquez with 56% of the vote to Schmidt’s 44%. The Oregonian/OregonLive determined Schmidt has no statisti ... (The Oregonian)

Families of Uvalde school shooting victims are suing Texas state police over botched response

3 hrs ago - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The families of 19 of the victims in the Uvalde elementary school shooting in Texas on Wednesday filed a $500 million federal lawsuit against nearly 100 state police officers who were part of the botched law enforcement resp ... (AP)

Authorities searching for survivors after tornado slams Iowa; at least 1 dead

3 hrs ago - GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Crews moved methodically Wednesday through a small Iowa town devastated by a powerful tornado, searching through mounds of debris to be sure no victims remained buried in the rubble, but authorities would not say how many ... (AP)

Congress appoints Army veteran Thomas Austin as new architect of the Capitol

3 hrs ago - Posted May 22, 2024 at 3:22pm, Updated at 4:18pm Thomas Austin, an Army veteran and former director of engineering at Arlington National Cemetery, has been named the new architect of the Capitol and will assume the role on June 24, the congressional ... (Roll Call)

CFPB proposes new BNPL protections

3 hrs ago - 7 hours ago The consumer protections you get when you pay with a credit card should also apply when you pay with buy now pay later (BNPL) schemes. That's according to a proposed rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Why it matters: The ... (axios)

FBI arrests man on Jan. 6 assault charges with help of online sleuths and matching moles

4 hrs ago - May 22, 2024, 1:59 PM EDT WASHINGTON — The FBI arrested an alleged Jan. 6 participant in Maryland on Wednesday and charged him with assaults on law enforcement after identifying him with the help of online sleuths and matching moles on his face ... (NBC News)

US Lawmakers Ask Pentagon to Allow Ukraine's Use of Long-Range Weapons on Russian Territory

4 hrs ago - A bipartisan group within the US House of Representatives – seven Democrats and six Republicans – wrote to the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, on Monday, May 20, asking for him to authorize Ukraine to strike the territory of Russia w ... (Kyiv Post)

'Garbage argument': Classified docs hearing gets heated over charges against Trump co-defendant Walt Nauta

4 hrs ago - May 22, 2024, 4:06 PM A hearing in former President Donald Trump's federal classified documents case got heated at times on Wednesday as prosecutors with special counsel Jack's Smith's office became frustrated with what they called "nonsense" argumen ... (ABC News)

News Corp. Decides to Take the Money From OpenAI In Major Licensing Deal

5 hrs ago - -snip- "Through this partnership, OpenAI has permission to display content from News Corp mastheads in response to user questions and to enhance its products, with the ultimate objective of providing people the ability to make informed choices based ... (Hollywood Reporter)

Feds face trial over abuse of incarcerated women by guards at now-shuttered California prison

5 hrs ago - Wed, May 22, 2024 at 5:19 PM EDT OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons will go to trial next year over claims it allowed an environment where guards at a now-shuttered California prison sexually abused incarcerated women, a judge ... (Yahoo! News/AP)

Rick Scott jumps into race for Senate GOP leader

5 hrs ago - Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) jumped into the race for Senate Republican leader on Wednesday night and asked his colleagues for their support, Axios has learned. Why it matters: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will step down from the positi ... (Axios)

BREAKING: Molson Coors Teamsters Ratify Contract Ending Strike

5 hrs ago - 2024.05.22 After more than three months on the picket line, Molson Coors Teamsters in Fort Worth, Texas, voted today to ratify a new three-year agreement. The contract secures wage increases, improves benefits, and restores retiree health care. ? ... (Teamsters.org)

Nikki Haley says she's voting for Trump in November

6 hrs ago - Updated 5:56 PM EDT, Wed May 22, 2024 CNN -- Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to vote for Donald Trump, she said Wednesday in her first public remarks since exiting the Republican presidential primary more than two months ago. Haley sa ... (CNN Politics)

Another Provocative Flag Was Flown at Another Alito Home

6 hrs ago - Last summer, two years after an upside-down American flag was flown outside the Virginia home of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., another provocative symbol was displayed at his vacation house in New Jersey, according to interviews and photographs. This ... (NYT)

Democrats Send Big Oil Investigation to Justice Department

6 hrs ago - May 22, 2024 at 12:30 PM EDT Updated on May 22, 2024 at 3:27 PM EDT Democrats are asking the US Department of Justice to investigate major oil companies and their trade groups following a congressional probe that concluded the industry spent decades ... (Bloomberg)

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