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States learning how many Afghan evacuees coming their way
"States are learning how many Afghan evacuees are coming their way the binding ministration is notifying governors as well as state refugee coordinators there are about thirty seven thousand in the first group of evacuees state department data shows about five thousand of them will be going to California others are going to Texas Maryland and Virginia the administration has requested funding from Congress to help resettle sixty five thousand Afghans by the end of this month ninety five thousand by next year many of the new evacuees requested to be resettled in states where family is nearby each will go through a department of homeland security coordinated process of security vetting and health screening they'll receive about twelve hundred dollars to help with rent furniture and food and provide a small amount of pocket money at Donahue Washington
Nicholas Slams Hard-Hit Louisiana
"Tropical. Depression nicholas continues to pour heavy rain on large parts of the south. The national weather service has flood warnings and watches posted from east texas to the florida. Panhandle rain is falling as far north as georgia forecasters warn. It's coming in areas that were devastated by hurricane ida.
Justice Dept. Seeks Emergency Order to Block Texas Abortion Law
"The biden administration is taking emergency action to try to stop a new texas law that bans most abortions in that state in a new. Filing the justice department is asking federal judge for a restraining order to temporarily blocked the law while a larger legal challenge. Plays out npr. Sarah mccamman has more the latest action by the justice. Department comes days after the doj sued the state of texas over the law known as sp eight it allows individuals to file lawsuits worth tens of thousands of dollars against anyone involved in helping a patient get an abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy in a new emergency motion. The department says that the clear purpose of the law is to quote deny women rights guaranteed to them by the us constitution while attempting to evade judicial review. The us supreme court allowed it to take effect on september first despite legal challenges from reproductive rights groups but did not weigh in on the constitutional issues raised by the law. The case is likely to end up before the supreme court again
Justice Department Seeks Order Against Texas Abortion Law
"The justice department is seeking an emergency order to stop the enforcement of a new state law in Texas that bans most abortions while the case is still being decided the Texas law known as SB eight bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected usually about six weeks which is booked for most women know they're pregnant courts have blocked other states from imposing similar restrictions but Texas's law differs because it leaves enforcement of private citizens through civil lawsuits instead of criminal prosecutions the law went into effect earlier this month after the Supreme Court declined an emergency appeal in Tuesday night's emergency motion the justice department said the relief is necessary to protect the constitutional rights of women in Texas I'm Julie Walker
Tropical Storm Nicholas slows, dumps rain along Gulf Coast
"Tropical storm Nicholas brought a lot of rain to the coast in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana in Galveston and Houston in Texas they got a lot of rain mayor Sylvester Turner in Houston says it could have been worse the largest amount on the city of Houston so can I needed a break it was a different story in Louisiana we expect certain amount of activity weather wise this was just a little over the top hurricane ida had destroyed one of Stephen voices buildings and damaged the main plant of his seafood business Nicholas is adding to the damage many people all the way from New Orleans to here have this for more damage they're not gonna recover quickly or easily the mayor of Lake Charles Louisiana says anytime there's even a hint of a weather event approaching people get scared I'm a Donahue
Nicholas Makes Landfall as Hurricane, Swamping Parts of Texas
"Nikolas made landfall along the texas coast earlier today bringing the threat of up to twenty inches of rainfall to parts of the gulf coast including the same area hit by hurricane harvey and twenty seventeen. Allow these spots. They've already been hit before. Which is no good nicholas touchdown on the eastern part of the Matagorda peninsula which is about if you case you're wondering that's about ten miles west southwest of sergeant beach texas with maximum winds of seventy five miles an hour Flooding prone houston is also expected to get hit. the governor of sexists that authorities have been placed and rescue teams and other resources in houston area and along the coast in
The Fear Mongering Seen Today by Biden and the Media Over COVID
"With Fox and I went on a network and I'm going to say where. But I remember doing a segment on He bother Ebola virus. Remember Ebola when we had a case that was in Texas, right, Jim that the Ebola case was, Yeah, I was in Texas. And I specifically remember one of the bookers at the network saying, Hey, listen, You know it was if I needed to be told this, but they were like, you know, let's stay calm. Let's see if I was going to go on the air. Everyone's gonna die like I don't do. That's not my bag of donuts, you know? But I remember that that was, but they even scolded and chastised Joe Biden when Joe Biden remember was at the outbreak of Was it H one n one. Or remember that where Joe Biden went and said, Don't fly on planes. It's recycled there And then, Um, Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, comes out here. Then they actually made him look like it is there like, please don't listen to the vice president. He's a moron, all right. They didn't say that. Exactly. But trust me, that's exactly what they were saying. No, I'm serious. I know this is hard to digest now, because you're like, Wait. Now it's completely different. Biden and everybody else Where a mask. Fauci panic all the time. The media we gotta panic. Everybody is dying, right? You can't even remember a time with Ebola and H one n one and even HIV back in the eighties, I was alive for that. So it's Jim. So it was Mike. I remember that was a virus with a 100% fatality rate back then. One of everybody who got it essentially died. Coronavirus for healthy young people has like a 1 to 2% tops for younger folks. Fatality rate HIV had a 100% fatality rate. And in the beginning, nobody knew how it was spread. It took a while for them to figure it out. It was sexually transmitted And folks even back then the panic wasn't like it is now. Think about that at 100% fatality rate. I remember
Hurricane Nicholas Disrupts Power to Some Louisiana Residents
"Hurricane nicholas made landfall along the texas coast today bringing the threat of up to twenty inches of rainfall to parts of the gulf coast. Louisiana governor john edwards declared a state of emergency sunday night ahead of the storm's arrival across louisiana. Almost one hundred and twenty thousand customers remain without power. As a monday
Nicholas strengthens to hurricane ahead of Texas landfall
"Hurricane Nicholas made landfall in Texas before returning to a tropical storm but it's still doing a lot of damage to buildings bringing flooding to the area and widespread power outages wind gusts along the coast reached ninety five miles per hour just before Nicholas made landfall and now are around seventy five with sustained winds at forty cents camper Hosko meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Texas multiple trees down all along in these coastal counties we've had some gas stations with the awnings been blown over some groups have lost some of the metal sheeting on some of the smaller buildings next to it and extensive power outages from all of the the wind he's as dangerous storm surge and heavy rain is causing flooding which governor Greg Abbott warns about your life is the most important thing that you have be cautious forecasters now expect up to twelve inches of rainfall before Nicolas moves into Louisiana early tomorrow I'm Julie Walker
Tropical Storm Nicholas Leaves 500,000 Without Power in Texas
"Than three hundred. Ninety thousand people are without power in greater houston as now tropical storm nicholas rolls through our region that includes over thirty thousand people in galveston county. Officials are reminding you this morning then if you see a downed power to stay away from it and call nine one one.
Nicholas, Now a Tropical Storm, Hits Texas Coast With Heavy Rain
"Nicholas has been downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall along the texas coast with winds of seventy miles per hour. People living along the coast import aransas to port. O'connor face a life threatening storm surge of up to five feet. According to the national hurricane center nicholas is also expected to bring six to twelve inches of rain as it sweeps northeast along the gulf. Coast
Hurricane Nicholas Makes Landfall over Texas
"Early this morning. Hurricane nicholas made landfall near the town of sergeant texas that's on the central texas coast between galveston and corpus christi. The category one hurricane is bringing heavy rains and seventy five mile an hour winds to that area. A couple of tornadoes are also possible now. The storm is headed toward galveston and houston. The millions of people who live there and nearby are expected to get up to fifteen inches of rain which could cause life threatening flooding authorities have been busy the last couple of days setting up barricades and getting high water rescue vehicles ready just in case some schools along the texas gulf coast are closed today including those in the houston school district and many cove in nineteen testing and vaccination sites have had to shut down for now. People in that area are being told to stay off the roads to avoid risking their own lives or the lives of first responders forecasters say hurricane nicholas will keep moving across southeast texas today and should make it to south western louisiana by tomorrow.
Schumer: U.S. Senate to Stage Voting Rights Reform Bill Vote
"While republican led states like texas are busy erecting. All the voting impediments they can think of senate majority leader. Chuck schumer is promising action to protect voting rights on the federal level. The republican led war on. Democracy has only worsened. In the last few weeks most notably the governor of texas recently signed into law vile new voter suppression bill that ranks one of the most draconian undemocratic in living memory. This is unacceptable so the senate must act. I intend to hold a vote in the senate as early as next week on voting rights legislation time time is of the essence. Still with us. Professor victoria di francesco. Soto and matthew dowd a professor. I want to circle back to voting rights and a hot minute but first considering texas leading the nation in voting restrictions and choice restrictions tell our audience. What's going to happen. When redistricting comes up. I believe we have about a week until that starts right so we from today. The second sean legislative session starts which is dedicated to redrawing the lines end. What we see in texas is a hard right. Turn something okay. It is gone too far to the right. it will snap back but what we're looking at with. The upcoming redistricting. Under a republican led legislature is a lot of the things that we've seen over the last year over the past couple of years are going to be institutionalized because republicans are squarely in the driver's seat. Outdrawing those maps and brian. This is the first time in recent history that we're going to be having matt strong without the protection of sexy five from the voting rights act that was repealed that was struck down by by the supreme court in two thousand
Curtis Sliwa Is Taking the Fight to the Boroughs of New York City
"Well. There are five boroughs and as approximately close to nine million people 5% live on the island, and it truly is an island because politically it is so different than the rest of the city. It is a Red island. It is a Republican island. It is Staten Island. It is the reason market. I'm running for mayor of the city of New York because against their own party leadership. They nominated me to be the mayoral candidate. And now my battle is in the other four boroughs, which many of your listeners originally what from Brooklyn and Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. And they're all blue. I mean, we're talking an 8 to 1 registration rate of Democrats to Republicans and those Republicans who used to be on the rolls. Either they passed away and there in heaven or maybe someone straight to hell without and especially shoot, or they fled the Florida North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee. And the exodus continues because it's an unlivable city. No quality of life. There's no zero tolerance towards crime. They vilified Rudy Giuliani, who saved us in 1993. And they view what he did as having been offensive to people of color. And yet you look now Mark you look at the horrific number of shootings, stabbings killings. The attacks of emotionally disturbed persons. You need mental health care in their medicine, and it's almost all by people of color against people of color. You mean to tell me it's a better city in this in this case? In the city that Rudy Giuliani inherited when there were 2000 murders a year 5000 most unsolved shootings and we went from being the crime capital, the murder capital to the safest big city in America. In the eight years of the Giuliani administration, and he attributes a lot of that to the help that I gave him with The Guardian Angels in our patrol in the roughest, toughest in its city neighborhoods of this city and on the
Chris Christie Ignores Marxist Movement During Reagan Library Speech
"The founding But the bloated Cape May orca Chris Christie. Now, by the way. I guarantee Chris Christie spends Merlin food than Texas, Mr Producer. Simply no question about that. This guy thinks he's presidential material. He's a blowhard. He goes to the Reagan library. I have friends who go to the Reagan library events all the time. They live around that area and so forth, and they went to this event, even though they don't like Chris Christie and he told me about Maybe 250 people were there. I read a report that said 300 people were there. I'm there. 1500. People are there and we sell out in hours. Chris Christie. They probably have to hand out tickets to homeless people. So he has no backing, But the media was thrilled with all the media were all over. You're ready for this. The American Marxist movement is all around us. Our schools are under attack our borders under attack our constitutional systems under attack. Our courts are under attack. Our finances and economic system are under attack. And what is Chris Christie had to say at the regular library Cut 10 go. As Republicans. We need to free ourselves from the quick sand. Of endless grievances. We need to turn our attention to the future. And stop wallowing in the past. We need to face the realities of the 2020 election and learn Not hide from them. We need to discredit the extremists in our midst. The way we've done it before. And we'll discuss that baloney sandwich in his mouth while it
Alabama Once Again Claims Top Spot in Latest AP Top 25
"Oregon in iowa enter top five eight people ranked fourth and fifth in the latest poll. Both schools had road wins over top ten opponents this past week alabama main number one. Of course georgia state at number two. N- oklahoma rose to number three. Arkansas was rewarded for its home. Opening win over the texans over texas with its first appearance in the. Ap top twenty five in five years coming in at number twenty.
Republican Governors Infuriated by Biden's Vaccine Mandates
"The new vaccine mandates that president biden announced last week will affect about one hundred million americans all told and while it seems that many americans agree with the president. There's also been a significant backlash with some gop. Governors vowing legal action and other top republicans calling for a public uprising. Margaret talev is managing editor for politics. At axios hi margaret hi. How striking is this reaction. We've seen especially over the past few days from republicans. The republican governors in states like florida and states like texas. They're responding to the gop base that is strikingly on the side of the the freedom not to be vaccinated the freedom to work in a place where your boss can't tell you what to do and it is that question. Mark about the most vulnerable districts for democrats that is really driving this push by republican politicians to jump all over joe biden for these mandates. The argument is that it is an issue of personal freedom or of medical choice. Of course americans who aren't comfortable with taking a shot have the right to speak out against it and have the right to resist. The question is what's the breaking point between free speech. You know civil disobedience and a threat to the nation a threat to national security violation of the law right and former president bush compared those threats to national security that you're talking about with the terrorism that took place on nine eleven at an anniversary ceremony and shanksville pennsylvania on saturday little culture overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home. But then there's disdainful pours in their disregard for human life and their determination to defile national symbols. They are children of the same foul spirit and it is our continuing duty to confront them.
No. 5 Texas A&M Escapes With 10-7 Win Over Colorado
"A late touchdown lifted number six Texas a and M. past Colorado tend to seven trailing all afternoon the Aggies went up for good with two forty one remaining when on third and nine Zach calls either through eighteen yards to the end zone and into the appreciative hands of running back Isaiah Spiller had to make the catch users must place you know that's my job to do my job going out there every day doing the right things and you see results Calzada thought he had given a an and the lead earlier in the fourth when it appeared he scored on a thirteen yard keeper but that play was ruled a touchback when replays showed he fumbled before crossing the goal line Morton Denver
"new texas" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"He is going to be successful in doing that. He'll be the republican candidate for governor whether the democrats can find a viable much less than attractive candidate is very much an open question. Do you think betas gotta run in the end. Well i don't know what he's going to do I don't know what what kinda hey is gonna do But those are the two people that democrats kind of look through particularly beto because they remember his twenty eighteen senate race which was a remarkable performance. But they remember his twenty twenty presidential campaign which was a lot less than remarkable so which better or rock shows up and whether he can engage texas voters as you did in twenty eighteen and raise anything like the money that he raised in twenty eighteen. I think is is questionable. I don't think he would be the kind of phenomena that he wasn't twenty eighteen with national fundraising your bill and i think he's eighty million dollars or something so i think the reason the democrats are having trouble. Finding a gubernatorial candidate is that their prospects. Look good in twenty twenty two and so People like The castro brothers simply declined to step forward yard. Tell thank you very much for your time. Always a pleasure and always enlightening. We appreciate it. Thanks all right. There's jason smu political scientists..
"new texas" Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"Let's check in with smu political scientists cal jolson for his expertise. Morning cal good morning so explain to us what. This law actually means for voters. Well i think that that anyone who is legally entitled to vote will be able to vote under this new law. Although there are some restrictions on some innovations that were developed in harris county In twenty twenty drives through Voting and twenty four hour overnight voting. Those will be disallowed. So you'll have to vote during normal voting hours and Poll-watchers have been empowered to move more freely around polling places and people worry that they may try to try to intrude on non voters in that process and there are lots of other relatively small changes some of them enhanced voters like there's additional hour of early voting but a lot of 'em put additional rules in place that can trip up voters if they aren't careful so what i have been saying is that people need to To have a plan to be aware of what. The changes are particularly on mail ballots But if they do pay attention and do follow those rules they can cast their votes votes will be counted. Well if people paid attention we wouldn't have to go through all these machinations you know. I mean this this strikes me. That's what the democrats are saying right. When you put these new restrictions in place most people are going to be able to follow him. Yeah but some people kind of systematically each of those new regulations will trip up a few people in a few people. Several places adds up. Okay well this this strikes me as a lot of hyperbole on both sides. I mean on one side. You've got president biden calling it an all out assault on democracy for heaven's sake and then the republicans are saying well it's going to it's going to prevent You know manipulating the votes of fall. False information and that kind of stuff and there's really no evidence of that that's a major problem. Yeah i think that in almost every major political debate and confrontation that we have these days Our listeners are well advised not to believe either size is attempting to to give a complete picture. Each of them is giving the sort of horror story. that That serves their interest. This bill will make voting in texas somewhat more difficult. It's already difficult that will trip up some people but the vast majority of voters who can who can do what they have always done which is show up on election day. Go in show your. Id cast your ballot carefully. Cast a mail in ballot. There will be some new requirements there but but most people will not experience a big difference. The issue is those people who do get tripped up and don't follow. The new requirements may not get their votes counted and democrats are saying as they always do in their lawsuits that this will impact minorities the elderly and the disabled. They believe that but they also believe that that the courts take more seriously claims of discrimination against minorities the elderly and the disabled a higher level of scrutiny required by the courts in those cases. We're talking to smu political scientist cal jolson. Let's talk about the president's plummeting approval ratings because he's really gone down since we got out of afghanistan Is there any way he can get them back up again. Oh i think so. poll ratings do tend to to fluctuate And president trump's alright ratings never got fifty percent. There were thirty four on the day. Left office biden's only now of fallen below fifty percents who he's in the mid forties after having spent the first six seven eight months About fifty percent But if you look at governor abbot for example he also has fallen to exactly that level. So i think what this means is that we're in a period of difficult governing in texas and in the country where the corona virus delta variant pandemic continues to push down on people. People did want to get out of afghanistan but they thought the exit was very messy and and disturbing So i do think that it's possible for both abbott and to come back up to where they've traditionally band which is comfortably above fifty percent probably easier for habit than it is for biden but i wouldn't expect biden to keep falling unless he screws things up His more it was more sort of natural place is in the in the range of fifty percent little by little below a president that falls much below forty six forty seven and his party is in difficulty as an election comes up so the biden people will be working as the abbot people will be to get their guy back up in the fifty percent range or better now. Governor abbot. the in particular here in texas has has brought a lot of major An emotional issues to to bear in recent months and And i'm wondering. And now he's got the he's got his third special legislation period starting september twentieth calling for the redistricting of of texas the following the census. Of course i. And i'm wondering if the democrats leaving their posts at the legislature and going to washington if that's going to have an effect on their chances in two thousand twenty two yeah. I think the polarization of the electric that that Everybody talks about Will hold the democratic base to the democrats and the republican base to To the republican candidates what abbott has been doing is. He looks forward to to re election as governor in twenty twenty two is focusing on the republican Primary electorate because he's got a couple of challengers who tried to present themselves as more conservative than he is so he came very hard in the twenty twenty one legislative session and the two special sessions. We've had so far to pass. Republican base vote friendly abortion bills voter integrity bills is republicans call it is still talking about transgender athletes. So he's trying to shape up and firm up his republican primary vote..
"new texas" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Texas governor greg abbott officially signed into law texas republicans long-sought bill to dramatically restrict voting rights in that state. He signed it only today but welcome to the world. little jakonen voting rights restrictions. That law already faces five legal challenges. Two of them were filed last week before the law went into effect. Another three were filed today immediately upon governor abbot signing the bill into law. One of those lawsuits was from veteran. Democratic voting rights. Lawyer marc elias. Who is a busy man right now. He is currently at least six. Other republican controlled states during this current wave of republican restrictions on voting laws. Marc elias lawsuits typically. Cut straight to the point. This latest federal suit filed in the western district texas on behalf of multiple texas. Nonprofits is no exception. It says in part quote the legislature enacted espy one not to preserve election integrity or combat election fraud after all the states own election officials have acknowledged that elections in texas are already secure rather they enacted this law to quote stem the growing tide of minority voter participation by what benign the false repeatedly debunked accusations of widespread widespread voter fraud advanced by supporters of former president. Donald trump during the two thousand presidential election. It is no coincidence that sp one past just months. After texas republican party leaders including the state's governor attorney general and members of its congressional delegation tried and failed to overturn the presidential election results and disenfranchise millions of voters in other states. Joining us now is marc elias. Democratic voting rights attorneys founder of democracy. Duck it mr elias. Thanks for being here. I know you are busy as always. Thanks for having me so each time. One of these laws has passed and each time. You have recently filed a lawsuit to try to stop it. I have asked you if you think there is a remedy for these laws in the courts. And you've been pretty clear here. Repeatedly in the past that the best remedy would be for congress to pass a new law. Something like the for the people act to bolster voting rights in federal statute in a way. That states can't deviate from. Does texas passing this. This law change that calculation at all or are we still in the same place. We were if anything. It just illustrates the problem. Which is that as you point out. This is now the seventh state since the big lie and the violent attempted coup in jail on january this is the seven states that have passed an omnibus law to make voting harder and yes we can keep going to court in state after state after state and we are at because we believe these laws violate the constitution and the voting rights. Act but boy who would sure be better. If congress would pass for the people at the john lewis voting rights advancement act and put in place a structure that would simply shutdown these terrible suppression efforts in terms of texas in the news right now. Obviously the texas abortion ban being allowed to go into effect last week by the supreme court continues to be a huge news story in the country. Texas governor making news on that today with bizarre comments about how his plan for rape victims being forced to bear their rapist child's under the new law is something he'll take care of because he's going to eliminate rape in texas. It's texas is sort of position in the vanguard on on social issues and divisive issues is something that feels both sort of perfectly illustrated by this voting law And also like this voting laws. Just one thing among many have to ask you. If there's anything specific about this texas law that makes it either. Easier or harder to challenge in court. We've all been following the abortion laws Journey through the supreme court and back in the way that texas republicans were able to basically scheme that one in such a way that it could avoid federal vote. federal federal scrutiny. In the courts. Yes so i think there are a couple of things about this law that make it particularly vulnerable. The first is texas. Can't claim some other states do that. It has expansive voting rights. It's one of the hardest states are ready to register to vote and to vote so so we're starting off of a baseline which is pretty restrictive to begin with number two. You have the state officials in texas thing that there was no evidence of fraud in their state. So there's no reason for the law in the third which is really one of the pieces of this law that makes it so dangerous and so different is the allowance and the incitement almost for For a partisan poll-watchers to go to the polls and have free range in the watching a up-close how voters vote and anytime election officials tried to rein them in the face the themselves of of a criminal prosecution so there. Those are some of the reasons. Why this texas law is uniquely bad not to mention that targets harris county That and i think those things will play prominently in the court lawsuits in terms of the poll-watchers issue. That you just mentioned. I feel like observing fights over voting rights and election disputes. Over the years. I feel like this issue of having partisan poll-watchers at polling sites has led in the past two charges credible shot credible charges. That voters are intimidated by partisan poll-watchers As their constituted now the texas law signed today would empower them to have access to more parts of the voting process that they don't already have access to it would and it would also restrict the ability of the election officials to sort of control the space. Right we count on the fact that that on election day we wanna bubble around the voting locations themselves. Which is why stay type bands for example on electioneering mirrors the polls. And we want to make sure that the election officials working the polls have the ability to keep tempers. I in bay and keep the voting lines moving and what texas has done here is put Put in place a regime that that removes the ability of the election officials to do that and really invites bad behavior on the part of partisan election officials and we know from history when that's done it is inevitably republicans who are targeting black and brown of voters. So i expect we'll see that in texas and we're going to be prepared to challenge that in court mark loss question for you if this case or some combination of this case and other cases ends up getting to the united states supreme court. We've seen these these waves of voter restriction laws pass and republican controlled states. All over the country. Do you expect that. The supreme court would be as hostile to voting rights as they have shown themselves to be to abortion rights and as a lot of people fear they must be given the way. They've got it. The voting rights act in successive opinions for.
"new texas" Discussed on The Current
"That they don't have to rely on state courts And the reason for that is we think of The post civil war period we think of civil rights era when state courts don't protect people's rights right and you need to get in federal court to ensure that protection so the court is taking the doctrine and just ignoring it ignoring what it was really designed to do and preventing people from getting into a federal court and having a federal court review. It's also cowardly of that because they did it in this really quiet way without full briefing or argument or a lot of public notice about what was happening. There is another case coming in front of the supreme court that will test abortion rights. What what is that case. That case is about a ban on abortions at starting fifteen weeks out of mississippi and in that case the court will have to grapple with the actual application of road to that law. So it's a little strange at the court used this mechanism for banning abortions in texas and kind of allows other states to pass similar laws to ban abortions in their states one by one instead of just waiting if they want to overrule roe. Let them do it in public and let everyone know exactly what they're doing and have the arguments You know the debate occur on the public stage. There's been a lot of speculation about what the court may do given the makeup the current makeup of the supreme court. What scientists debate. Well certainly what they just did doesn't give any comfort It you know there were five justices. Who are willing to ignore this. Federal doctrine And so i think you know the every if you were going gonna put your money on it. You would say they'll be five justices to ignore fifty years of precedent and overturn the right to abortion. Now that's always possible that that won't happen and i really hope that won't happen. That somebody there will be You know we'll care about the fifty years of precedent care about women's health. But i there's i have no confidence that that's going to happen. In the meantime do expect other states to take a look at what's happening in texas and up to try and replicate. What happened absolutely so i think if we don't put an end to what's going on now the laws will just as you say replicate throughout the south and red states Other states that have tried to ban abortion in the past and women will have to fight to exercise their right to abortion and each of those states and they'll get caught in the same kind of quagmire so it's essentially making it so that some states have you know can ban abortion. Women can have the right to abortion in some states and not have the right to abortion in another state got into one country which some legal observers have said in. Some ways was the tactic that you don't need to chop down roe v. Wade you can chip away at it enough that eventually the tree falls over yeah exactly. They've chipped they've chipped. Enough in the tree has fallen over in texas and That will most likely happen in a number of other states. And as i said the purpose of doing that is to be quieter about it to get people less worked up about it. They don't really understand what's going on. Maybe in their state. They still have the right to abortion. By the time they figure it out It'll be too late in the court will have overturned the right..
"new texas" Discussed on The Current
"So what would it mean if those private citizens were to come after you. On the way the law's written we could get sued anywhere in texas by anyone minimum. If they went on their claim. is an award of ten thousand dollars and the law has so many legal postures that are unheard of including Denying us a lot of our normal defenses that goes in the face of a lot of general tort law I think were small organization. Know a handful of people working statewide with a hundreds of teens. We don't have the capacity to survive multiple lawsuits. So i am concerned it would shut us down. How do you try to understand. What's happening in texas right now. This isn't the first time that texas has done this and certainly not the first time in the last several months or years the texas has tried to make a move like this. How do you can you at all understand why this is happening. I think that a lot of people don't think about abortion care until they need it and so politically. Our issue is often not centered as something that we need to protect and fight for. We've relied for you. Know forty plus years on the roe. V wade decision on. And that's why it's been attack time after time in texas but everyone keeps saying we have ruby. V have roe v wade but roe v wade was never enough and supreme court proof that last week by quietly ending abortion here in texas Simply by denying to hear our case. So i think many advocates have seen this coming but now our whole country really the whole world have seen what relentless attack. It's been on abortion while from your perspective. I mean how do you think the world is being texas and the united states right you know. I think they probably are shocked. And i know yesterday. We got the news that mexico's supreme court. Actually decriminalized abortion harassed. So it's hard to see our neighbors take these giant steps towards human rights And then see the united states. You know really abandon Those who can get pregnant with just half our population just before. I let you go. What are you most worried. It's only been a week. I'm worried about the teens. Who aren't calling us and worried about the pregnant people who can't leave the state because financially. It's on option means. They don't have childcare. Maybe it's not safe on. Because they're you know they have folks who are watching them maybe they're experiencing intimate partner violence. I'm worried about the means. They might take to try to end. Pregnancy You know we were really are in a position where it's not safe to seek abortion care. People don't think it is. And i'm afraid for folks who might try dangerous methods in the pregnancy resigned. I'm glad to speak with you this morning. Thank you very much. Thanks so much for having me roseanne. Mary per is executive director of genes due process. It's a nonprofit that ensures legal representation for pregnant minors in the state of texas the path to getting this law passed ran through the supreme court in any moves to roll it back will likely be fought in the courts as well..
"new texas" Discussed on The Current
"This is a cbc podcast in dallas with the white to live and yet there every year because of the worst in texas we worked to say. Those inmate texas governor greg. Abbott signed into law. One of the most restrictive pieces of abortion legislation. The united states has ever seen and that law was given the green light by the us supreme court last week almost no abortion past six weeks. Gestation is legal in the state of texas. The pro choice movement in the state and the country is furious. Protesters say the law is a violation of the landmark supreme court ruling roe v wade and they want it revoked unless that happens. Options for women in texas are limited. They can travel out of state if they have the means or they could try to find a provider willing to risk being sued for anyone under the age of eighteen. The situation is even more difficult. Roseanne mary param is executive director of jane's due process. It's a nonprofit that ensures legal representation for pregnant minors in texas roseanne. Good morning. thanks for having me. Thank you for being here just briefly. Tell me a little bit about the clients that your organization serves who are they and in. What circumstances do they come to you when they're looking for help so texas along with thirty other thirty plus states in the. Us require anyone under eighteen to have their parents written permission. If they'd like to access abortion care and so we work with teens for whom. That's not an option because their families would not support their decision they might get kicked out of their homes for being pregnant or they don't have parents or guardians in their life can help them so we're hoping to population that really is going through this process of seeking abortion care alone. So what does this law mean for the young women who would be your clients. I'm you know. I think people keep talking about it as a six week ban is if you know people are gonna be able to access care before six weeks but over eighty five percent of the abortions that currently happened in texas are no longer possible under the ban and for our clients on many of them do not discover their pregnant until six six weeks. So it's a full of worship band for our clients or had read that that you are getting fewer calls since this law went into effect just in the days following. If those calls aren't coming in what's happening to the people are concerned is that teens have seen the law has taken effect and they estimate that their past six weeks and then they just don't try to seek help at all I mean one. Hope is that maybe they're trying to go out of the state but for a seventeen or sixteen year old who's keeping pregnancy secret It's very unlikely that they can save the state. What sort of conversations have you had with the teens who have called a lot of them. Assume abortion is completely illegal so we try to explain the law..
"new texas" Discussed on The Patriot AM 1150
"The tanker to a safer location. No country has taken responsibility for the attack. The Iranian state media said that it happened in response to Israeli strikes in Syria last week. Israel's foreign minister. Your lipid called on the United Kingdom to respond strongly to the incident since one of the people killed was a British national. The event comes as Iran is preparing to swear in a new president, Fox Australia Angst. I'm Mary Corsetti, and this is Fox News. Ain't no place like a cowboy place in no time. Like a cowboy time away like the cowboy. We have a cowboy candidate. Yeah. When you're on that whole crowd voice contain that cowboy grab ain't no way like the cowboy. We have a cowboy candidate. Yeah. Particular your taste buds. With the New Texas Pete Buffalo Chicken tenders at Roy Rogers restaurants. Their hand breaded and battered and dipped in Texas, Pete Buffalo style chicken wing sauce. Yeah. Ain't no way like the cowboy way. And so I'm like a cowboy song. Have a cowboy kinda day at rolling away all going wrong day? Yeah. Try the New Texas people. Buffalo Chicken tenders that Roy Rogers restaurants Cornish and Uber eats available at participating restaurants. You're listening to the Patriot. Am 11 50. Welcome to the Daily Dive Weekend edition..
"new texas" Discussed on REAL 92.3
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"new texas" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
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"new texas" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
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"new texas" Discussed on KTRH
"The man accused of shooting the Houston cop while in Kingwood 26. Year old Michael Howard Dale is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant after officers say he opened fire yesterday, the shooting left officer s Cleveland with injuries to his arm and abdomen. He's still hospitalized in critical but stable condition. And is expected to survive. Police were at Howard Dale's apartment after a neighbor claimed he'd spat on her during an argument. A judge has revoked bond set for a man accused of killing a young couple and their six year old daughter until the cases are combined Defense attorneys for 28 year old Xavier Davis, We're not surprised by the decision. Many cases, capital cases are without a bond until lawyers get adjusted the case and find out what the facts are and what you know what's going on with the gays and persons background things like that. A 10 year old girl in a one year old boy survived the killings. Governor Greg Abbott is telling members of the Public Utility Commission of Texas to take immediate action to improve electric reliability across the state. In a letter governor Abbott urged the PUC to streamline incentives to foster development and maintenance of natural gas, coal and nuclear power while also allocating costs from wind or solar power. Governor Abbott also wants to instruct ERCOT to establish a maintenance schedule. To ensure that there's always an adequate supply of power to the grid. A New Texas House Select Committee on Constitutional Rights and Remedies is being formed. Texas House Speaker Dade feeling says it will study issues submitted by Governor Abbott for the special session. It's the first meeting. The first meeting rather will be Thursday as the special session will kick off. Galveston County officials are urging residents to get vaccinated for Covid if they aren't already this after a student church camp is tied to a recent covid outbreak, more than 125 cases were reported. Among those who attended the camp for sixth through 12th graders at Clear Creek Community Church in League City, lead pastor released a statement saying hundreds of others were likely exposed. Since more than 400 people attended. President Biden says last week's ransomware attack appears to have caused some damage to U. S small businesses could appears. Have caused minimal damage to US businesses, but we're still gathering information. To the full extent of the attack software company Cassia confirmed hackers broke into its system through a software vulnerability in its code, potentially affecting up to 1500 businesses globally. Biden said he received an update from his national security team. Florida Governor Ron De Santis.
"new texas" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"B A P New Texas law, which allows for the study of psychedelic says the treatment for veterans with PTSD. Here's W B A. P S CAT BONES ER Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that would allow for the study of psychedelics as a treatment for PTSD and veterans. Joe Shrink addiction specialist and program director for the Heavenly Center, says he's happy veterans can be offered an alternative treatment to PTSD. I think it's a progressive thing for Governor Abbott to do I support it. Fully. We're in a mental health crisis with a lot of people, especially after the pandemic. Um, specifically with vets, you know, I don't think that we ever pay enough attention to veterans in general. And there are lots and lots and lots of things that can help people. You know, we've kind of gotten entrenched into this idea of mental health is one thing. And the truth is, it's very specific to the individual person. Um, for example, veterans are not given cannabis for pain or sleep. There's a lot of things that might help them. There are a lot of conditions that could be helped by cannabis. So the idea that Veteran can have a bottle of Vicodin in the bottle of vodka and a gun and be in complete compliance with the policy but not have medicinal. Cannabis is crazy, and I think that this is along those lines. We don't totally know empirically enough about it. But that's one of the reasons to study something right. There's enough anecdotal evidence to make a compelling and so we want to help people as best we can. And if that can help them, then let's do it. Let's help them. Under the new psychedelics Law, Texas will study potential benefits and risks of magic mushrooms ketamine in MD. Emma But it will be controlled dozing. What Governor advocate added, is talking about is doing this under medical supervision, so anything that is misused can be dangerous. Right. I mean, we forget. There are 500 people a year who die from their use of Tylenol. So not everybody is going to be a candidate for that kind of a treatment. None of us are candidates are necessarily, um, you know, not everything works for all people, So I would say it's not the kind of thing that you want to take home and just do yourself. You know, I think it's the kind of thing that needs to be done. As directed and needs to be done under supervision. But there's always a risk. Of course, you know there's always a risk, and one of the reasons to do things like that, under medical supervision is so that they can minimize the risk and intervene before it gets out of hand. When asking, shrank about the dangers, we focused on what a mind altering drug could do to a patient battling PTSD. And while it has received support from veteran groups and mental health organizations, there's been some negative thoughts about it, which shrink points out. It's a misconception about how these drugs would be used. So you know the ketamine treatments that are done now. A lot of people think of ketamine has club drug, which it is, but that's not what they're talking about when they're using ketamine for depression. It's done in a in a clinical setting. It's done under medical supervision. The dozing is controlled. The supply chain is verified, so it's not the same thing as Using ketamine at your club and whatever in New York or wherever you're doing, So, um and I think it's an important thing to remember because a lot of what we fight Is the cultural ideas about drugs. So we think of psychedelics is kids or hippies or who knows what but they do have clinical and medicinal applications, and if it can help people, we shouldn't take them off the table because of what we think. The mental health advocacy organization vets released a statement saying the law has the potential to quote saved the lives of countless veterans. According to vets, 20, or more veterans die daily by suicide. Also, just days before this bill was signed into law governor Abbott also signed a bill that would expand Texas's medical marijuana program in Dallas. I'm cat Bones ear. W B. A P. NEWS. There is a new exhibition dedicated to do Jurassic Park Movie series and it's in the colony and we'll have that story with Eric Bushman next. DFW..
"new texas" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Much. It is so unpredictable that Really an off by forty five minutes that puts it on the other side of the we know so little about this rocket as it tumbles across so over our heads that it's almost impossible to predict where and even when it's gonna come down so yeah it's kind of a crap shoot. Is this working as intended. I'm struck by the fact that last may ninth rocket kind of like this that dropped gigantic ivory coast and that gave a lot of people. All over. the world is scare It's a rockets doing this on purpose. Or is this a malfunction. It's an excellent question. And because china doesn't tell us much about their space program or their rockets. We don't really know i yes. There should have been a deorbit. Burn a firing of the engine of this rocket. That would make it. Come down in a more predictable way but as you said. The first one didn't do this now. Here's a second one not doing it. We don't know if it's a malfunction or if this is just a china saying get over it it's gonna come down where it comes down can the can the can the earthlings of the world can we humans on this little crush in the universe. Can we do anything other than just play catch here. I mean is there are we essentially passive recipients of whatever gets thrown at us anything that we can do unfortunately no maybe in the future there are actually some efforts underway to learn how to deal with space junk whether it stayed up there coming down but right now the really isn't much other than keeping an eye on it. Which defense secretary austin says we are doing. He must have been asked. Are we prepared to shoot it down. And he wisely said no because that would probably be a big mistake. Now as you said. Chances are it's gonna fall even if it's not in the sixty percent of the earth it's gonna fall on some of the piece of land where nobody is but we simply don't know and that's just a statistical probability in the same way people ask like what were you at a previous life. Statistically speaking i was a chinese peasant not because of anything that connects me to the chinese peasantry. But just play in the odds Yeah wow well. we'll see. Matt kaplan the host of planetary radio. It's a real pleasure to have you here. i hope we don't have to talk about the aftermath. Because i hope it's no big deal happier topics going on there. Rachel thank you indeed. thank you matt. All right we'll be right back. Stay with us. I leave you with the sincere hope that the whole chinese rocket thing is something that we're all laughing about by monday. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. I'm planning on not thinking about it at all the show we did. Not mr non msnbc..
"new texas" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Earlier this week. Federal judge in dc ordered the justice department to release a document that they've been trying to keep secret for years. Now it's the document. The justice department drew up to justify not bringing criminal charges against then president donald trump for obstruction of justice. Judge amy berman jackson and her blistering ruling this week said that trump attorney general bill barr and other trump justice department officials had essentially lied to the public and lied to the court about bars decision. That trump wouldn't be prosecuted despite the muller investigation laying out more than ten potentially criminal instances in which the president acted to obstruct the investigation into russia. Interfering in the two thousand sixteen election to help trump win the presidency of the justice department is under very very very new management. It's going to be interesting to see if the justice department. Now under attorney-general merrick garland follows judge jackson's ruling and releases document about not prosecuting trump. Or will they appeal to continue the trump justice department's efforts to keep that documents secret. The clock is ticking. On that we've been watching this every day. Now because they've got less than two weeks to either file that appeal or let that document see the light of day and in either case it's to be a really big deal. If we do see that document and as the judge hinted in her ruling it turns out that bar and the trump justice department never substantively considered the evidence evidence against trump if it turns out the evidence that trump committed obstruction was just ignored. Well that puts a very hot potato. In the lap of the new justice department leadership under president biden as to whether they might pursue those charges against trump nail the statute of limitations on the former presidents conduct has not run. It of course would also put another hot hot potato in their lap in terms of the former attorney general himself if as judge jackson's ruling implies this document shows that former attorney general embar may have lied not just to the public about trump's alleged crimes. He may have lied under oath about it to congress. He may have lied about it in official communications with the federal court about it. That itself is a whole pooh-poohed platter of stomach for the new justice department leadership to figure out what they're gonna do right figure out. Just how much of the scandal and cover up from the last administration they're going to let slide and how much they're going to pursue potentially up to and including the immediate prior attorney general of the united states. So we've been watching this closely depending on. What merrick garland and the biden justice department decide to do here. It's going to be a big deal either way and it's gonna arrive right in the middle of the biden administration still trying to box up and figure out whatever it was that happened between russia and the trump administration russia's efforts to help trump in the two thousand sixteen election the trump campaign's awareness of that help their welcoming that help and at least one instance the trump campaign chairman. Apparently helping the russians efforts by secretly giving trump campaign strategy in polling data to a russian intelligence officer while the russian intelligence effort to help trump was underway. That was all followed of course by four years of trump hopping putin's proverbial lap whenever putin summoned him refusing to criticize putin's worse. Behavior repeatedly adjusting us policy. In ways that aligned with russian interests the biden administration is still trying to box that up and clean that up as well and today. The new york times broke really interesting. News on one part of those troubling interactions between trump and putin an issue that has been the source of considerable controversy. Even just in the last few weeks. It was last summer last june that the times i broke the news and then the wall street journal confirmed with their own reporting that fighters afghan fighters had been detained in afghanistan had said during interrogation that russia was paying money. Russia was paying cash bounties to reward attacks on us troops. They were specifically paying bounties to people who killed. Us troops the times reported that us intelligence had found that it wasn't just a theoretical incentive to attack us troops. They found evidence that in fact russia had paid out those bounties they had paid out cash to these afghan fighters. Now time reported that then. President trump had been briefed on this and he had been offered by the national security a menu of options for how the united states government could respond to this outrageous allegation against russia. The times reported that the option he chose from that menu was none of the above. Let's do nothing. Let's have no response. Then president trump in fact had multiple conversations with putin after trump was reportedly briefed on this issue but trump apparently never raised the issue with putin at all. Just this horrifying story right. And it isn't the sort of thing that you can just left. Let slide even into a new administration bounties another government another country paying bounties for people killing americans and there's not going to be a response not a peep was very interesting development on that last month the biden administration announced significant new sanctions against russia for a whole bunch of different things including for interfering in the twenty twenty election to help trump just like they interfered in two thousand sixteen to help him also for the solar winds cyber attack they. They levied new sanctions for that as well. But on this bounties issue interesting the administration announced that there wouldn't be new sanctions specifically for that the intelligence community had only low to moderate confidence that russian intelligence officers had sought to encourage taliban attacks against the us. They had low to moderate confidence that it had happened now. The vibe administration did say that they took this seriously enough. There was enough evidence for these allegations that they issued a warning to russia on the issue. They demanded an explanation from the russian government for what they described as russia's suspicious behavior on this front but no new sanctions while today that story advances further the times basically in essence defending their initial reporting on that story. And this is the really new part on the basis of what they describe as newly declassified information for the first time they tell us but they say is the backstory of where this intelligence where this outrageous allegation about russia came from quote in early twenty twenty members of a taliban-linked criminal network enough ghanistan detained in raids told interrogators that they'd heard that russians were offering money to reward of american and coalition troops. The claim that russia was trying to pay to generate more frequent attacks on western. Forces was a stunning claim. Cia analysts set out to see whether they could corroborate or debunk. The detainees accounts ultimately newly declassified information shows those cia analysts discovered a significant reason to believe the claim was accurate namely this other members of that. Same taliban-linked criminal network in afghanistan had been working closely with operatives from a notorious unit of the gru the russian military intelligence service which is known for its assassination operations the national security council said in a statement provided to the new york times quote the involvement of this gru unit the assassination unit is consistent with russia encouraging attacks against us and coalition personnel in afghanistan given its leading role in such lethal and destabilizing operations abroad. Now they're talking about not just the gru as a whole they're talking about a specific unit inside the gru that's essentially they're four and assassination squad. The russian intelligence unit at issue here is the one. That's blamed among other things for the attempted. Assassination of sergei skripal with a nerve agent in salisbury england in two thousand eighteen this unit of the gru is blamed for blowing up arms depots in bulgaria and the czech republic killing people in both instances there blamed for an attempted assassination by poisoning of a bulgarian arms dealer as well. The national security council now says quote. We have independently verified the ties of several individuals in this afghan criminal network to russia..
"new texas" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Know that now. it's. I'm sorry to hear that. And are you familiar with white primaries. We've we've heard and read of such thing. I'm i read about disgusting thing. Yes did you realize that purity at the ballot box language in the texas constitution gave rise to all white primaries now No i didn't and did you know that this purity at the ballot box justification was also used during the jim crow era to prevent people from voting. Now now the troubling things. I didn't know that was there. You know that in states across the country that penal disenfranchisement schemes were put in place including in texas as far back as eighteen forty five to effectively lock african american people out of the political process. You aware of this history. I think you said a few times. That i wasn't aware of any kind of malicious intent. Use of that term and the reason it was uses. I looked at the constitution because i believe are thirty people. That's sounds expired. Gentleman's time has expired. Did you look at the history of this before using that phrase before defining this is the purpose of your voting rights. Rollback bill did you. Did you know what history you were. Referencing here no. i'm. I'm no. I didn't i in fact i am very sorry to hear that. That's very unfortunate. That man was a visiting child on a field trip. Who'd been allowed near the podium His name is briscoe. Cain and i know he looks like a seventh grader. Who's pretending like he's trying to qualify for an ap civic class and showing shortcomings but he is in fact the republican chair of the elections committee in the texas house of representatives. That got man is the guy who wrote the sweeping new voter suppression bill. For the state of texas including its purity claws which comes from texas history of all white primaries ensuring a wife electorates segregating the electorate by race. They did struck the purity phrase from the bill late last night when they apparently learned for the first time where that came from. The heart of the bills stayed there though. stayed intact easily passing the republican controlled house. And it's fast track to governor. Greg abbott desk. Who has promised he will absolutely sign it. Why not the texas bill is of course not the first of its kind that we have seen and republican controlled states this year. And it's clear it won't be the last georgia a couple of weeks ago. Florida this week signed into law. New draconian voter restriction bills which will severely change the way voting happens in the states severely limit access to the polls Ohio has become the latest state to introduce a blockbuster legislation aimed at rolling back the right to vote wholesale in the state of ohio republican efforts to restrict voting and all these states are turning into big local fights right everybody from democratic lawmakers to activists to lawyers to some business groups on big corporations but this does raise the question of where the united states department of justice's and all of this i mean we do have a brand new justice department with brand new leadership. They appear to be doing their best to try to dig out of the scandals in meyer left behind the previous administration and there is a lot of that. We'll be talking a little bit more about that later on tonight but if you just look at the issue policing specifically the biden justice administration has acted aggressively already and quickly. They have acted with real alacrity. The biden justice department has already announced not one but two pattern and practice investigations looking at potential illegal conduct and bias and police departments in minneapolis related to the george floyd killing and the protests that followed it also in louisville following the killing of brianna taylor last year in north carolina the f. b. i. Just announced that they're launching an investigation into the death of andrew brown junior to determine whether federal laws were violated in his shooting by sheriff's office deputies last month the justice department also brought federal civil rights charges against georgia. Sheriff accused of grievously mistreating prisoners in his care in the case of ahmad aubrey. The justice department brought hate crimes charges against three georgia. Men believed to be involved in his death when they essentially hunted him down while he was jogging. And a georgia neighborhood. All these actions came within president biden's first hundred days the justice department moving aggressively and with speed now just today the justice department announcing they'll bring federal charges against the police officers not just derek chauvin but all four former minneapolis police officers involved in the arrest. That led to the death of george. Floyd three of those officers are still facing state charges in minnesota but all four of them will face charges on top of it. New indictment brought today by the biden justice department. So we've got this this. This record already of robust action on policing at the biden justice department. We are not seeing at least so far an equivalent level of energy and involvement on the issue voting rights even as republican. Legislators across the country pursue this effort unprecedented in modern times. Fundamentally constrict the right to vote in this country and it's not theoretical. We've seen iowa not just proposed off but pass it georgia not just propose it but pass it florida. Pass it this week. Texas on their way to passing it right now. Ohio soon to pass it the in terms of justice department action. The one thing that we have seen is a letter sent by the acting head of the justice department civil rights division. We don't have a permanently confirmed civil rights chief yet at the justice department. And maybe once we've got one that will make the difference They've got an estimable official pam. Carlin who's long been on a shortlist and longlist for democratic presidents. as a potential supreme court nominee pam carlin is currently the acting chief of the civil rights division of the justice department and she did send a tough letter to senate republicans this week. Asking what exactly they are doing with over two million ballots that.
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