Texas vow to 'eliminate all rapists' rings hollow at clinics
When Texas' new abortion law made no exceptions in cases of rape, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott defended it with an assurance: Texas would get to work eliminating rapes. One year later, Lindsey LeBlanc is busy as ever helping rape victims in a college town outside Houston. “The numbers have stayed consistently high,” said LeBlanc, executive director of the Sexual Assault Resource Center in Bryan, near Texas A&M University.news.yahoo.com
Liz Cheney says she will do whatever it takes to keep Donald Trump from the White House, even if it means leaving the GOP
The top Republican on the House Jan. 6 committee urged voters to prioritize preserving democracy over policy differences during this year’s midterms at The Texas Tribune Festival.
Ag industry pushes immigration reform as labor pool shrinks, operating costs increase
For years, farmers and growers adjusted to a shrinking labor pool and increasing operating costs, but squeezed by pandemic-induced inflation and a weakened supply chain, they warn of an imminent disruption to the frail balance between supply and demand.myrgv.com
Michael Moore predicts a 'landslide' against the GOP 'traitors' in midterms, thanks SCOTUS for abortion ruling
Michael Moore appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" and offered a sunny forecast for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections, giving credit to the Supreme Court's abortion ruling.foxnews.com
Ohio House candidate Majewski loses GOP support following allegation he lied about military service
Republicans’ chances to flip a swing Ohio House seat took a hit this week after it was revealed that Republican candidate and Jan. 6 attendee J.R. Majewski allegedly lied about his military service.news.yahoo.com
Democrats say they expect a pro-Republican 'MAGA surge' in fall elections
Democratic consultants are telling party donors that while the shifting political landscape will give their candidates a fighting chance this fall, they are likely facing a huge increase in Republican turnout.news.yahoo.com
Ron DeSantis' Martha's Vineyard stunt gives Republicans the midterm fight they crave and takes focus off Trump 2024 and abortion rights, GOP operatives say
Democrats have been feeling more confident about their midterm prospects, but they have a polling deficit on immigration that's now leading the news cycle.news.yahoo.com
Pelosi blasts Trump-backed GOP candidate who once argued women don’t possess ‘the characteristics to govern’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday denounced a Republican House candidate from Michigan who criticized the women’s suffrage movement and supported an attempt to repeal the 19th Amendment.news.yahoo.com
Abortion battle emerges in Congress over new Veterans Affairs rule
In an unprecedented move, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide abortion services in some cases, regardless of state abortion laws, in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the federal right to an abortion. Republicans have already called into question the legality of the Biden administration’s decision to change the VA’s health care policy to include abortion. Republicans and Democrats have been going back and forth citing different laws to support their opposing arguments. Jennifer Oliva, law professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and Benjamin McMichael, associate law professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, spoke to Yahoo News to help explain the legality of this emerging controversy in Congress.news.yahoo.com
Wisconsin Republicans reject Evers call for abortion vote
Wisconsin Republicans on Wednesday rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' call to allow voters to get a chance to repeal the state's 1849 abortion ban. Evers called Wednesday for a special session of the GOP-controlled Legislature to pass a measure creating a way for voters to repeal the 173-year-old law. It’s the latest move by Evers to put pressure on Republicans over abortion and keep the issue in the spotlight ahead of the election.news.yahoo.com
Manchin rails against 'revenge politics' on permit plan
Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called “revenge politics″ being used against him, as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects.
Louisiana power project stuck in abortion debate gets funded
The Louisiana Bond Commission has approved a $39 million future line of credit for a critical New Orleans area power plant project that had become an unlikely pawn in the ongoing political tug-of-war over enforcing Louisiana’s near-total abortion ban.
Gov. Greg Abbott leads Beto O’Rourke by 5 percentage points in new poll
The latest survey also gave Republican incumbents single-digit leads in two other statewide races. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick led Democrat Mike Collier by 7 points, and Attorney General Ken Paxton registered a 5-point advantage over Democrat Rochelle Garza.
Republican effort to remove Libertarians from November ballot rejected by Texas Supreme Court
On Aug. 8, a group of Republican candidates asked the Supreme Court to remove 23 Libertarian opponents from the ballot, saying they did not meet eligibility requirements. The Republicans included Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and others in congressional and state legislative races.