This doesn't only relegate women to 2nd class citizenship; it's like a boot on the throat holding down women. Note some of the defeated amendments:

--implicit bias training for doctors and others who provide medical services

--a non-binding referendum on the ballot to ask Indiana residents what they want

--over the counter access birth control pills and patches

--pregnancy accommodations in the workplace

--access to pregnancy termination for all women for a limited time

--moving the question to the regular session where it could be more appropriately handled

The Republicans have the Indiana state legislature so gerrymandered that in 31 districts out of 100, nobody even runs against the current Republican.

Voters in Indiana need to unite, R, D, and I, against this extreme invasion of privacy and make these people face some electoral consequences.

A Republican Lawmaker Said “Not Her Body, Not Her Choice” Before Indiana Passed A Near-Total Abortion Ban-
buzzfeednews.com/article/steff

Trump going down harder than Sequoia timber.

And before people go on lamenting…Judge Sentelle was appointed by Reagan (Republican), Judge Henderson by HW Bush (Republican), and there's only one (D) appointed judge - Judge Wilkins - on this court. 2/3 judges are Republican appointed.

Appeals court says House can obtain Trump's taxes from the IRS:
cnn.com/2022/08/09/politics/ap

Meanwhile, Democrats have passed legislation to fight inflation, reduce healthcare costs, save lives, and fight fraud.

But yeah, the other side wants a civil war because their cult leader is a criminal.

Hope all his supporters rush on down to Mar-a-Lago and set up on the golf course and grounds to be there for their leader. They have the pool and dining areas to use. I know DJT would be thrilled for them to come on down.

After Mar-a-Lago search, users on pro-Trump forums agitate for ‘civil war’ — including a Jan. 6 rioter-
nbcnews.com/politics/justice-d

"Banana Republic tactics" are what insurrectionists were using, Scott Perry.

Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone | AP News
apnews.com/article/elections-p

@YinzPittsburghers
You can't seize the cell phone of a sitting congressman without a lot of supporting evidence. No judge would ever allow it. It takes time to develop that evidence and while Garland is moving slowly, he is also moving surely.

Suck it, Scott.

Donald Trump finally got his wish that he has been adamantly voicing since 2016 that the FBI confiscate classified documents being held in outside, unsecured places.

Opinion | Dystopian nightmare! FBI obtains warrant, conducts search!-
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

@TonyStark
Damn, I have one of those terrible low flush toilets.

I can't flush all those presidential documents that I have been saving.

@TonyStark
Republicans have had ONE message for last 7 years: The mishandling of classified material must end with somebody being "locked up."

Extortion? Money laundering? Violent coup? Doesn't matter. Mishandling classified docs is the only consequential crime.

Today? Poof, it's gone.

"So there are five people taking the Fifth Amendment. Like you see on the mob, right? You see the mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”
-Donald Trump (2016)

youtu.be/qKIDxTaWYyI

While Republicans shriek about their desire to defund law enforcement, Democrats are building back the US. When you want progress, go to the makers, not the GOP takers.

The new CHIPS and Science Act will bring semiconductor chip manufacturing to the U.S.:
npr.org/2022/08/09/1116591031/

I'm reading one indignant Trump loyalist comment after another complaining that this event is "unprecedented."

Not one of them seems to appreciate that the fact that it's never been necessary for the FBI to search the property of a ex-president before now is a good thing. Guess they're in too much of a snit to be thinking about that.

If they had any sense, they'd be distancing themselves as far as possible and being quiet. Because their current reaction indicates that what the FBI found at Mar-a-Lago is devastating.

Trump World hasn’t thought through its ‘planted evidence’ claim-
msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/m

@TonyStark
Amazing how Ron Desantis is crying about the "weaponizing" of the federal government against the GOP when he gladly weaponized his state government against Disney World.

@TonyStark
Did they walk in with ten boxes of evidence? Pretty sure that's all on film.

The carried interest provision was meant to raise only $13 billion, which is less than 5% of the overall Inflation Reduction Act bill. So this won't be expected to tank the prospects or blow up the math of the overall bill.

Get this done, Dems. Let’s see Senate passage this weekend, then the House next week, and finally off to the President’s desk to sign.

Is it enough? No, but, it’s still the Democrats getting something real done again…week after week.

With Senators Manchin and Sinema both on board, the U.S. has a very real chance of getting our biggest national climate package ever codified into law, in addition to expanding health care and taxing corporations.

It's go time. Help make sure every Democrat in Congress votes for the .

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema signs off on Democrats’ big agenda bill, paving the way for Senate passage-
nbcnews.com/politics/congress/

@TonyStark We get a good bill and Ruben Gallego gets some stuff for his campaign ad if we have to primary her.

Republicans are a sick group of people who are clearly pushing for a white Christian nationalist fascist country. They are not hiding it any longer and are clear about their intentions.

If Pol Pot were still alive, they’d be welcoming him to CPAC and roaring with approval. The love U.S. rightwingers have for foreign despots and dictators is matched only by their hatred for the U.S.A. and democracy.

Hungary's autocratic leader tells U.S. conservatives to join his culture war:
Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orbán, who has suppressed civil liberties and intimidated media and corporate critics, kicked off the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.
npr.org/2022/08/04/1115541985/

@TonyStark
Rightwing Christians feel their influence waning and are desperate to hold on to influence so they'd rather go dictator over American democracy. Please mind your own business, Christian nationalists, and leave the rest of us alone. No one will keep you from your superstitions.

They can change their language for a couple of months, but we all know what their plan really is. Abortion bans and more abortion bans.

Kavanaugh and Gorsuch both said they "respected" the weight of legal precedent relative to Roe v. Wade in their Senate confirmation hearings — and look how that turned out.

Ssme thing with Republicans who say they respect the rights of women and then vote against them.

We're not falling for that.

nyti.ms/3Spx9Vg

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