5/3/22

Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v Wade

Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows – Politico
The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.

Israel demands apology after Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says Hitler “had Jewish origins – CBS News
Israel demanded an apology from Russia on Monday, calling the Russian foreign minister’s recent comments about Adolf Hitler and antisemitism an “outrageous statement and a terrible historic mistake.” In an interview with an Italian television show on Sunday, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said he believes Adolf Hitler had Jewish roots and suggested Jewish people may be the worst anti-Semites.

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist National Poll
With the 2022 Congressional Midterm Elections a little more than six months away, U.S. registered voters give Republicans (47%) the advantage over the Democratic candidates (44%) nationally. Notably, independents break 45% for the Republican candidate and 38% for the Democratic candidate on the generic congressional ballot. A notable 10% are unsure.

How a top Democrat lawyer undermined both sides’ confidence in U.S. elections – Just the News
Following the 2016 presidential election, a broad swath of Democratic voters, surrogates and lawmakers denied the legitimacy of the outcome, arguing Donald Trump’s victory was rigged. Following the 2020 presidential election, a broad swath of Republican voters and elected officials, including Trump, argued Joe Biden’s victory was rigged and illegitimate. In each case, a significant segment of the electorate lost confidence in the integrity of U.S. elections. In each case, the same man was at the center of that erosion of public trust: the Democrats’ top election lawyer: Marc Elias

Biden lunches with Clinton as midterms loom – Associated Press
President Joe Biden had lunch Monday with former President Bill Clinton as Democrats are facing long odds to retain their congressional majorities in November’s midterm elections — a predicament the former president knows only too well from his own time in office.

Push to arm Ukraine putting strain on US weapons stockpile – FOX News
Can the U.S. sustain the cadence of shipping vast amounts of arms to Ukraine while maintaining the healthy stockpile it may need if a new conflict erupts with North Korea, Iran or elsewhere?

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