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The nation's top infectious disease expert said moving forward too quickly “would actually set us back."
The Alabama Senate passed a bill which close to bans abortion in the state, making the procedure only available if a woman’s health is at serious risk. The punishment for doctors performing abortions is 99 years or life in prison. Senators rejected an exception for rape and incest. The bill has been written with such strong terms so that it will be challenged and pushed to the Supreme Court. Since the swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh the bench of judges has a conservative majority. The Supreme Court ruled that abortion was legal across the country in the landmark Roe v Wade case in 1975. Bills like this seek to overturn that ruling, to give states the right to decide their own abortion laws.
Mark Zuckerberg is facing days of questioning about Facebook’s data scandal, in which Cambridge Analytica obtained personal information from more than 87-million users.
The extra help unemployed people got during the Great Recession has emboldened states to mistreat them
The Senate is set to vote Monday on a three-week funding bill to reopen the government, but it’s not clear if it can pass.
“We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action,” he proclaimed at his inauguration.
Democratic checks and balances were put in place for a reason – and this week we saw them in action
For democrats on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, this has been a good week. And Lord knows, we haven’t had many of those
The progressive activists, ignited by the Democratic Senate win in Alabama, trained their efforts on Republican swing votes.