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Phil Nicholson

From a health background, Phil covers health and lifestyle news as well as medical research news from around the world.

Democrats hope draft abortion opinion will jolt midterm elections

The disclosure of a draft majority opinion that indicates the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade instantly jolted Democrats from a bout of political malaise Monday night — and many hope it could change the tide of the midterm elections. Hours after POLITICO’s reporting on the high court’s draft opinion, Democrats privately …

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Democrats skeptical SCOTUS will save them in November

The day after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, Democratic donors poured more than $30 million into Democratic campaigns and groups through ActBlue, shattering its own one-day fundraising records. In the 23 hours after POLITICO reported a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, ActBlue took in just $9 million — …

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Small group, big headache: Inside DHS’ messy Disinformation Governance Board launch

It started the way all Washington’s spiciest scandals start — with a departmental working group. Over just a few days last week, the creation of a new board in the Department of Homeland Security generated an outcry on the right, from genteel retiring lawmakers to the loudest hosts on Fox News. It found its way …

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Zinke’s wife declaring primary residence in California as he runs in Montana

Ryan Zinke, the former Trump Interior secretary now running for Congress again in Montana, has long faced questions about whether he lives in the state or in California. Now, new tax records uncovered by POLITICO show that Zinke’s wife has designated the home she inherited years ago from her parents in Santa Barbara as her …

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Abortion rights backers rally across U.S. over post-Roe future

Supporters of abortion rights took to the streets across America on Saturday to make clear their anger at the prospect that the Supreme Court will soon strike down the constitutional right to abortion. Cries of “My body, my choice” rang out as activists committed to fighting for the legal protection that has endured for nearly …

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Kamala Harris wants to get out of D.C. more. But she literally can’t.

On Sunday afternoon, Vice President Kamala Harris led an American delegation to the United Arab Emirates to express condolences after the death of the federation’s president. By Monday morning, she was on her way home. The need for the 36-hour-turnaround reflects one of the critical dual roles Harris has been forced to play in office. …

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Trump set the stage for Roe’s demise. For now, he doesn’t wanna talk about it.

It should be Donald Trump’s crowning achievement, one that fulfilled the deepest wish many conservatives have held for generations. Three of the Supreme Court justices appointed by the former president signed onto the initial draft opinion that appears to signal the end of the landmark abortions right case, Roe v. Wade. But at a moment …

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‘So absurd’: Mark Esper details Trump official’s proposal to send 250K troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, making the media rounds before his book release, said in interview excerpts released on Thursday that he was “flabbergasted” by a Trump official’s proposal in spring 2020 to send as many as 250,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. In the “60 Minutes” interview, Esper recounted an exchange with Stephen Miller, …

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Hill leaders strike deal on nearly $40B in Ukraine aid

Congressional Democratic leaders reached a bicameral accord to send $39.8 billion to Ukraine to bolster its monthslong battle against a brutal Russian assault. And that deal is now expected to move swiftly to President Joe Biden’s desk after Democrats agreed to drop another one of their top priorities — billions of dollars in pandemic aid …

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