Access to abortion under renewed threat in Oklahoma and Missouri

CNN — As abortion rights advocates could score several victories across US states in the coming days, they are sounding the alarm over a bill from Oklahoma that would ban nearly all abortions that might be enacted into law. . Here are some of the moves this week in state legislatures and by heads of … Read more

Two GOP senators chose to disrespect Ketanji Brown Jackson. And it’s a bad look

CNN — History was made Thursday in the United States Senate. And neither Lindsey Graham nor Rand Paul could mind being on the floor for it. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice by a 53-47 margin, with three Republicans joining all Democrats in voting for her. The vote paves … Read more

Why Democrats Are Desperate to Prove Ohio Isn’t a Lost Cause

Wilberforce, Ohio CNN — Desperate to prove that Ohio is not a lost cause, Democratic candidates for governor and an open Senate seat are trying to avoid culture wars and tap into a vein of economic populism that has eluded them in the increasingly red state in recent decades. It wasn’t long since the Democrats … Read more

Indiana: How a Diverse Coalition in a Red State Ended Anti-CRT Legislation

CNN — Parents and teachers were shocked after an Indiana state senator introduced a bill requiring teachers to remain neutral when teaching about Nazism. And in less than two days, a coalition to defeat the bill was born. “Within 36 hours, we had organized more than a dozen community members and partners to testify against … Read more

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson quotes Antonin Scalia and Amy Coney Barrett as she navigates written questions from GOP senators

CNN — Across 330 pages, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has answered — and sometimes dodged — hundreds of written questions from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee as she enters the home stretch of her Supreme Court confirmation process. . Jackson’s responses to the questions – which were put to him in writing after … Read more

‘It’s scary’: Ron Johnson delves into transgender issues | local government

US Senator Ron Johnson on Tuesday objected to transgender women participating in women’s sports and said “it’s scary” that they are allowed in women’s restrooms. After trans woman Lia Thomas’ NCAA title win last week infuriated Republican politicians across the country and sparked a national debate about the place of trans athletes in sports, the … Read more

Beheading of Noor Mukadam: Zahir Jaffer sentenced to death for brutal murder

Courtesy of Shaukhat Mukkadam Islamabad CNN — A Pakistani man has been convicted of murdering the daughter of a prominent diplomat in a brutal beheading case that has sparked renewed calls for better protection for victims of domestic abuse. An Islamabad judge sentenced Zahir Jaffer to death on Thursday for killing 27-year-old Noor Mukadam last … Read more