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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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

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

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@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.

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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/

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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

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What happened in Kansas?

More than 900,000 people voted on a proposed constitutional amendment to remove abortion protections. That’s more than 25% more votes than were cast in the state’s Republican and Democratic Senate primaries. It's about two-thirds of the number of votes cast in the 2020 presidential election.

It’s a stunningly high level of voting for a measure put on the ballot in August, or really any ballot measure at all.

This wasn’t just a pro-choice win. It was a drubbing. Biden lost KS by 9 points. Pro-choice may win by 20 points.

Thanks to all Kansans who wemt door-to-door, everyone who wrote postcards to get information out and encourage turnout, and to all Kansans who voted ‘no.’ This is a huge deal.

Get out the vote efforts are important. Voting is important.

Opinion | Kansas just gave forced-birth zealots a reason to be very afraid:
The Dobbs backlash is real.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

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@TonyStark
No matter their geographical location, American women don’t like their rights being taken away. Thank you, Kansas.

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Well, well, well... the anti-choice zealots got smacked down big-time Kansas. In a record turnout for a primary election, no less.

Hear that, you smug, misogynist Republicans??

That's the sound of the earth moving right under your feet.

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Raising taxes on working people while cutting the benefits they’ve been paying into for years. That’s the GOP. Has been for a long time.

Wisconsin can discontinue its option with Ron Johnson this fall. He may need Social Security.

Sen. Johnson suggests ending Medicare, Social Security as mandatory spending programs-
washingtonpost.com/national-se

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MI-3 is not likely to flip to Democrats, so having Peter Meijer, who did not think the election was stolen in the seat is better than the reactionary who will replace him.

But that's not the most interesting part of this profile of Meijer, who lost his primary last night.

At the end, the writer describes how, late on January 6th, Meijer was talking to a shaken colleague in the Capitol. The unnamed Republican knew Biden's election was legitimate, but voted not to certify it because he was afraid of the insurrectionists.

The Republican Party is full of cowards who should never be allowed to be in charge of anything. They are doing their best to chase out the ten people unafraid of TFG, and keeping around people who would rather live under mob rule than do what's right.

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

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@TonyStark I suggest that the voters of Wisconsin eliminate Johnson's budget by voting for Mandela Barnes this November.

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