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Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris’ fight for reproductive freedom takes center stage in 2024

In the two years since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Vice President Kamala Harris has become a strong, passionate voice for reproductive rights. 
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Allegations of sexual assault, animal cruelty emerge in new RFK Jr. report

New reporting from Vanity Fair reveals troubling details about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s past, including allegations of sexual misconduct and further insight into his history of anti-vaccine rhetoric. 
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‘A king above the law’: Supreme Court gives Trump nearly unlimited power

The massively consequential ruling from the Supreme Court grants Trump and any future leaders the right to claim immunity from criminal prosecution for “official” acts carried out in office. 
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 18: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito attend a private ceremony for retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor before public repose in the Great Hall at the Supreme Court on December 18, 2023 in Washington, DC. O’Connor, the first woman appointed to be a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, died at 93 on December 1. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin-Pool/Getty Images)

The right-wing Supreme Court just made it easier to bribe government officials

The Supreme Court declared that gifts or payments made to state or local officials after they implement certain political or social actions don’t violate the law. In other words, if you want to bribe a public official, as long as you wait until after they do what you want to pay them or give them a gift, it’s totally legal.
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A stream of lies: 5 of Trump’s biggest lies in the presidential debate

Donald Trump delivered 90 minutes of lie after lie after lie on Thursday, spreading crazy conspiracy theories about babies being aborted after birth, lies about his felony conviction, and brazen falsehoods about drug costs, taxes, and Social Security. 
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Infant mortality rate rose 8% in wake of Texas abortion ban, study shows

In the wake of Texas’ abortion ban, the state’s infant death rate increased, and more died of birth defects, a study published Monday shows.
FILE - Abortion-rights protesters cheer at a rally following the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., June 24, 2022. Voters in several states have used the citizen initiative process to protect access to abortion and other reproductive rights in the two years since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a nationwide right to abortion. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Opinion: Two years after Roe v. Wade was overturned, I am stronger and angrier

If they were going to ban abortion, who knew what else they were going to start banning? 
Ryan Hamilton wonders if doctors were too afraid of Texas’ extreme abortion ban to provide adequate care to his bleeding wife in a post-Roe world. (Photo via Getty Images)

A Texas mom nearly died after an incomplete miscarriage. Were doctors afraid to treat her?

Ryan Hamilton wonders if doctors were too afraid of Texas’ extreme abortion ban to provide adequate care to his bleeding wife in a post-Roe world.
President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, in Scranton, Pa. Biden has begun three straight days of campaigning in Pennsylvania in his childhood hometown of Scranton. The Democratic president is using the working class city of roughly 75,000 as the backdrop for his pitch for higher taxes on the wealthy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden’s plan to make corporations and billionaires pay more in taxes

The president plans to raise taxes on billionaires and giant corporations to help fund more affordable housing and child care, while keeping taxes the same for those earning under $400,000 per year.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing on behalf of the Supreme Court, wrote that while the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue over the FDA's regulation of mifepristone, “it is not clear that no one else would have standing to challenge the FDA’s relaxed regulation of mifepristone.” (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

Supreme Court rejects bid to restrict abortion pill access, but leaves door open for future challenges

Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing on behalf of the Supreme Court, wrote that while the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue over the FDA's regulation of mifepristone, “it is not clear that no one else would have standing to challenge the FDA’s relaxed regulation of mifepristone.”
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Texas’ abortion ban nearly killed his wife. Now he’s speaking out.

Ryan Hamilton had to race his wife to the hospital after she had a miscarriage, fell unconscious, and started bleeding out on their bathroom floor. Here, he explains what happened.
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 5: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gestures to a reporter for a question during a news conference following a vote on the Right to Contraception Act at the U.S. Capitol on June 5, 2024 in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats, seeking to put reproductive rights at center stage heading into November's election, held a vote to move forward with legislation to codify the right to contraception access nationwide it was blocked by all present Senate Republicans, except Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)

Senate Republicans block bill to protect birth control access

The bill would have guaranteed the right for Americans to obtain and use birth control without government interference. It would also protect the right of health care providers to distribute information about contraception and provide it to patients.