Quick Glance: Senate Confirms Joint Chiefs Chairman as Tuberville Blocks Military Nominees
- Brown's confirmation on an 83-11 vote follows President Joe Biden's nomination for the position.
- Tuberville continues to block routine approval of military nominations, frustrating Democrats.
- Austin welcomes Brown as a 'tremendous leader,' replacing Army Gen. Mark Milley as Joint Chiefs Chairman.
- Tuberville holds up additional nominations until the Pentagon changes its policy on funding travel for abortions and reproductive care.
Quick Glance: Planned Parenthood to Resume Abortions in Wisconsin Next Week After Court Ruling
- Abortions will resume on Monday at clinics in Milwaukee and Madison as the lawsuit against the state law continues in court.
- It is expected to eventually reach the liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court, following the court's recent shift in August.
- Abortion clinics across the state stopped offering services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022.
- Governor Evers praised Planned Parenthood's decision to resume abortions.
Quick Glance: Trump disappoints union leaders despite promises for workers
- Union leaders say Trump's record speaks for itself
- Union members support Biden more than Trump
- Trump attempts to prevent union dues
- Trump has abandoned some communities that supported him
Quick Glance: Trump Criticizes Six-Week Ban as 'Terrible'
- Donald Trump, former president and front-runner in the Republican primary, labeled a state abortion law signed by his top rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), that enforces a six-week ban as 'terrible'.
- Trump refused and stated his intention to negotiate with Democrats on the matter.
- DeSantis quietly signed the six-week ban in the spring but has recently been discussing abortion more openly — causing concern among some Republicans who fear he has shifted too far right on an issue that could harm them in the general election.
- Nevertheless, the Florida governor declined to support the national 15-week abortion ban endorsed by some competitors, highlighting the political sensitivity of the issue for Republicans.
Quick Glance: Wisconsin Senate Fires Nonpartisan Official Amid Election Controversy
- Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate votes to dismiss nonpartisan top elections official.
- Democrats challenge the legitimacy of the vote and file a lawsuit.
- Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe stands firm against political pressure.
- Results of the 2020 election have undergone multiple reviews and legal challenges.
Quick Glance: Mexico's Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion
- Abortion remains illegal in two-thirds of Mexican states, but people in those states can now access abortions at federal medical facilities without facing penalties from the states.
- This is part of a wave of victories for abortion rights in Latin America.
- Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Guyana have also taken steps to legalize or decriminalize abortion.
Quick Glance: Conservatives target liberal justices on state Supreme Courts
- As political fights across the country become more contentious, important decisions on issues like gerrymandering are being brought to state Supreme Courts.
- This has turned overlooked questions about judicial appointments into fierce political battles, including in Wisconsin and North Carolina.
- Liberal justices on state Supreme Courts are facing criticism and opposition in two states.
- In Wisconsin, if impeachment moves forward, there will be an immediate lawsuit challenging its validity, which would then go to the state Supreme Court.
Quick Glance: Indiana sues hospital system for supporting doctor who performed abortion on 10-year-old Ohio girl
- In July 2022, Indiana OB-GYN Caitlin Bernard, employed by IU Health, gained national attention for providing abortion services to a 10-year-old girl from Ohio who had been raped.
- This story drew criticism from conservatives, including Rokita, who accused Bernard of violating Indiana's patient privacy and mandatory reporting laws.
- The board ultimately found that Bernard violated privacy laws and imposed a reprimand and a $3,000 fine on her.
- Throughout this conflict, IU Health maintained that Bernard complied with Indiana's abortion reporting laws and later expressed disagreement with the licensing board's decision.
Quick Glance: California sues anti-abortion groups over claim of reversible pregnancy-ending pill
- Heartbeat International (HBI) and RealOptions Obria claimed that a high dose of progesterone could reverse the effects of the mifepristone pill.
- However, the only clinical trial of this process was halted due to patients reporting severe bleeding.
- The lawsuit seeks a court order to prevent HBI and RealOptions from providing advice on abortion pill reversal.
- The abortion pill is taken in two doses: first, mifepristone, followed by a second drug, misoprostol.
Trump and most co-defendants will not be tried in October with two other defendants in the Georgia election subversion case ... Show more
Quick Glance: Judge severs Trump's Georgia election interference case from other cases
- The judge severs the Georgia election interference case, including Donald Trump, before the trial starts in October.
- Trump has already waived his right to a speedy trial.
- District Attorney Fani Willis sought to have all 19 defendants tried together, but the judge decided to separate the cases.
- The decision to separate the cases was made due to concerns about due process and extensive evidence.
Quick Glance: Lawsuits Filed in Idaho, Tennessee, and Oklahoma Over Abortion Denials
- Abortion rights group files lawsuits on behalf of women denied abortions due to life-threatening pregnancy complications.
- Lawsuits in Idaho and Tennessee seek clarification on legal exceptions for abortions in medical emergencies.
- Federal lawsuit in Oklahoma alleges violation of responsibility to provide emergency care by Oklahoma Children's Hospital.
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Quick Glance: Disturbing Incidents: Warning Issued Over Gruesome Animal Decapitations
- National Evades Tax Questions, Act Considers Confidence-Only Coalition
- Luxon Counters "Speculation" on Minority National-Act Coalition
- Over the Weekend, Act Party Leader David Seymour Indicated That His Party May Choose Only to Provide Confidence to National, Allowing It to Enter Government, But Opt Against Providing Supply.
- Christopher Luxon's Focus as National Party Leader is Not on Act.
Quick Glance: Military Officers Speak Out Against Sen. Tuberville's Promotion Holds
- Uniformed officers affected by the holds warn of long-term damage to the military.
- Talented officers are choosing to leave due to the holds, causing significant impact.
- This is not the first time a single senator has frozen promotions.
- 315 military officers are already affected, with the U.S. Space Force being particularly impacted.
Quick Glance: Republican Opposition Threatens Global HIV/AIDS Program
- The PEPFAR program provides HIV/AIDS medication worldwide through partnerships with nonprofit groups.
- Some Republican lawmakers are jeopardizing the stability of the program that has saved 25 million lives.
- Bipartisan support for PEPFAR is waning as it approaches its expiration in September.
- PEPFAR partners are already prohibited from using funding for abortion services.
Quick Glance: Warren criticizes Tuberville's block as undermining national security
- Warren accuses Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) on Thursday of threatening national security with his block on military promotions.
- Warren said on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe', 'What Senator Tuberville is doing is undermining our national security.'
- Tuberville's block is in protest of a Pentagon policy that covers travel expenses for abortion care.
- Warren said, 'Now, for Senator Tuberville to turn around and try to attack the military, as somehow it's OK to leave these places blank, I want to remind him, he voted for every one of these people in committee.'
Quick Glance: Trial in Trump's Georgia election case estimated to last 4 months
- Prosecutors in the Georgia election subversion case involving former President Donald Trump estimate that a trial would take approximately four months.
- Special prosecutor Nathan Wade provided this estimate during a hearing before Judge Scott McAfee on Wednesday, regarding the request for separate trials by two of the indicted individuals.
- Wade stated that his estimate does not include jury selection and that the state plans to call over 150 witnesses.
- The judge decided to keep the two defendants' trials together and honor their request for a speedy trial, which is set to begin on October 23.
Florida abortion ballot initiative hits threshold for state Supreme Court review
Quick Glance: Wisconsin Democrats fight threatened impeachment of court justice with $4M initiative
- The Wisconsin Democratic Party launched a $4 million initiative to pressure Republicans to halt the impeachment of a new liberal state Supreme Court justice.
- The justice was targeted after criticizing GOP-drawn legislative electoral maps and supporting abortion rights.
- The initiative aims to protect the Democrats' major political victory in electing Justice Janet Protasiewicz.
- According to Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler, Republicans are holding a political 'nuclear football' in reference to impeachment.
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