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AOC Criticizes GOP And Dem Leaders

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AOC Criticizes GOP And Dem Leaders

AOC Criticizes GOP And Dem Leaders

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) criticized both Republican and Democratic leaders for failing to speak out against a Republican lawmaker who shared a cartoon of himself killing her.


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US Supreme Court Rules on , Campaign Loan Repayment Limits, , a Victory for Sen. Ted Cruz. NBC News reports the United States Supreme Court ... ... nixed federal restrictions on political candidates who self-finance their campaigns. The ruling is a win for Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican from Texas who challenged the restrictions. Ruling 6-3, the court says the law, enacted in 2002, was a direct violation of a candidate's free expression. The U.S. Supreme Court said as money buys candidates the ability to spread their message. limiting a candidate's expenses implicates the First Amendment. According to NBC News, Cruz self-financed $260,000 for his re-election campaign in 2018. The senator went above financial campaign limits to trigger a Supreme Court response. US Chief Justice John Roberts said such limits on self-financing increased the risk that candidates wouldn't be repaid if they loaned their campaigns too much. That risk in turn may deter some candidates from loaning money to their campaigns when they otherwise would, reducing the amount of political speech, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court's majority, via NBC News

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Texas Supreme Court Rules , State Can Investigate Parents of Trans Kids. The ruling by the Texas Supreme Court was handed down on May 13. It overrules the injunction of a lower court that disallowed state officials to investigate parents for child abuse who allow gender-affirming care for their trans kids. Republican TX Governor Greg Abbott had issued a directive on Feb. 22 that equated "sex change procedures" to "child abuse.". Furthermore, his office ordered the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)... ... to "investigate the parents of a child who is subjected to these abusive gender-transitioning procedures." . I hereby direct [DFPS] to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of any reported instances of these abusive procedures in the state of Texas, ACLU of Texas, via NPR News. The Texas Supreme Court's ruling was unanimous and surely to be contentious. While it overrules the injunction placed upon Abbott's order, . it also states that child welfare agencies are "not compelled" to follow the views of Abbott or his Attorney General, Ken Paxton. Just as the governor lacks authority to issue a binding 'directive' to DFPS, the court of appeals lacks authority to afford statewide relief to nonparties, Texas Supreme Court, via NPR News. In responding to the ruling, advocacy groups seemed to recognize the nuances of how the court responded. Denying healthcare to trans kids is life-threatening, ACLU of Texas, via NPR News. Multiple court rulings have now made clear that enforcement of this policy causes harm to youth and their families, ACLU of Texas, via NPR News. According to NPR, Gov. Abbott's order has caused some families who support their trans children to leave Texas

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Rand Paul Delays Senate Vote on US Aid to Ukraine [Video]

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Rand Paul Delays Senate Vote , on US Aid to Ukraine . Rand Paul Delays Senate Vote , on US Aid to Ukraine . CBS News reports Paul has stalled an additional $40 billion in U.S. aid for Ukraine to assist in the fight against Russian invaders. The Republican KY senator was the lone holdout in the Senate vote to approve the aid, which requires unanimous consensus. No matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the United States of America, Sen. Rand Paul, (R-KY), via CBS News. We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the U.S. economy, Sen. Rand Paul, (R-KY), via CBS News. Though Paul is calling for an inspector general to analyze the spending, passage of the bill is expected. Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle criticized Paul's move. It's clear from the junior senator from Kentucky's remarks, he doesn't want to aid Ukraine, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), via CBS News. All he will accomplish with his actions here today is to delay that aid, not to stop it, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), via CBS News. They're only asking for the resources they need to defend themselves against this deranged invasion. And they need this help right now, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), via CBS News. It bears directly on America's national security and vital interests that Russia's naked aggression not succeed and carries significant costs, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), via CBS News. Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated in an interview that oversight of the bill "is critical" and is already included in its language. That's why the package already includes millions of dollars to support additional oversight measures, Jen Psaki, Former White House Press Secretary, via CBS News. ... including additional funding for existing inspectors general and we encourage all senators to promptly pass the bill as it stands, we feel what's in there [is] sufficient, Jen Psaki, Former White House Press Secretary, via CBS News

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Trump-Backed Candidate JD Vance , Wins Ohio GOP Senate Primary. Trump-Backed Candidate JD Vance , Wins Ohio GOP Senate Primary. The author of 'Hillbilly Elegy' won the OH GOP Senate Primary on May 3. The author of 'Hillbilly Elegy' won the OH GOP Senate Primary on May 3. Vance trailed in the polls for much of the race. It was not until former President Donald Trump endorsed the candidate that he began to take the lead. It was not until former President Donald Trump endorsed the candidate that he began to take the lead. [Trump's endorsement] propelled [Vance] into a commanding first place finish, Trump Spokesperson, via AP . Vance was once an outspoken critic of Trump, but stated he was wrong after receiving Trump's endorsement. The OH primary is widely seen as an indicator of the scale of Trump's influence on the Republican party. Now this campaign, I really think, was a referendum on what kind of a Republican Party we want, and what kind of a country we want, J.D. Vance, OH GOP Senate Primary Winner, via AP . The primary was marked by extremes, with the GOP candidates coming close to physical attacks during the debate. The primary was marked by extremes, with the GOP candidates coming close to physical attacks during the debate. Vance will face Rep. Tim Ryan, (D-OH), in the general election, in which the GOP candidate is favored. . Vance will face Rep. Tim Ryan, (D-OH), in the general election, in which the GOP candidate is favored. . I am absolutely in my bones certain that we can do this if we come together, and it’s not about finding our differences. It’s not about hate, Tim Ryan, Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate OH, via AP . OH Democratic strategists acknowledge that their chances of winning the election are slim, but say the possibility remains. By all rights, history tells us that the Democrats are going to lose control of the House, Dale Butland, OH Democratic Strategist, via AP . By all rights, we should lose control of the Senate, too. , Dale Butland, OH Democratic Strategist, via AP . However, the only thing that could save us is if the Republicans nominate a bunch of far-right crazies that are unacceptable in a general election, Dale Butland, OH Democratic Strategist, via AP

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Republican Lawmakers in FL Vote to Dissolve Disney's Special District [Video]

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Republican Lawmakers in FL, Vote to Dissolve , Disney's Special District. The bill was passed by the FL state legislature, 23-16 in the Senate and 70-38 in the House, on April 21. If signed by Republican FL Governor Ron DeSantis, it means the Reedy Creek special district would dissolve effective June 1, 2023. The Walt Disney Company would then no longer be able to act as its own government. Disney has retained the status for five and a half decades. The special status means that the company has been able to expand and maintain its theme parks with zero cost to FL taxpayers. In the meantime, Disney came to employ more people in FL that any other company and transformed the local economy of Orlando. In the meantime, Disney came to employ more people in FL that any other company and transformed the local economy of Orlando. Democratic lawmakers in FL expressed bewilderment after the vote. The Disney corporation is being attacked for expressing support for its many LGBTQ employees and customers. Are we really making this enormous decision based on spite?, Tina Polsky, Democratic State Senator, via CNBC. We are adding insult to injury by voting on something today that was proposed yesterday going after a private business that has literally made our state what it is, disagrees with, Loranne Ausley, Democratic State Senator, via CNBC. According to FL law, dissolving a special district requires a majority vote of the landowners which, in this case, is Disney. This means that bill is mostly political theater that is not likely to result in the dissolving of Reedy Creek. [The governor] wants to prove a point. He wants to prove he’s more powerful, but I don’t think he’s more powerful than Disney, Jason Pizzo, Democratic State Senator, via CNBC. DeSantis is a likely contender for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination

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President Biden Urges , Major Cities to Take Action , as Violent Crimes Continue to Rise. President Biden Urges , Major Cities to Take Action , as Violent Crimes Continue to Rise. Fox News reports that violent crimes have risen in major cities across the United States in 2022. The increase follows a spike in murders that began in 2020 and carried over into 2021. FBI data shows that murders increased by almost 30% in 2020. In January, the Council on Criminal Justice released data showing another 5% increase in murders in 2021. . Crime data from major cities including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City found that violent crime was up between 5% and 40% compared to the same time in 2021. Crime data from major cities including Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City found that violent crime was up between 5% and 40% compared to the same time in 2021. Violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault and murder. . Violent crimes in New York City shot up an alarming 40.6% compared to 2021. Chicago has recorded 17,597 violent crimes since the beginning of 2022, a 35% increase from the same time in 2021. On May 13, President Joe Biden called on local leaders to utilize funds from the American Rescue Plan to bolster police departments. On May 13, President Joe Biden called on local leaders to utilize funds from the American Rescue Plan to bolster police departments. Use these funds we made available to you to prioritize public safety. Do it quickly, before the summer, when crime rates typically surge, Joe Biden, President of the United States, via Fox News. Taking action today is going to save lives tomorrow. So, use the money. Hire the police officers. Build up your emergency response systems. Invest in proven solutions, Joe Biden, President of the United States, via Fox

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Fred Ward, , ‘Tremors’ Star, , Dead at 79. Actor Fred Ward, who starred in films such as 'Tremors' and 'The Right Stuff,' has died at the age of 79. Actor Fred Ward, who starred in films such as 'Tremors' and 'The Right Stuff,' has died at the age of 79. Ward was also known for roles in 'Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins' and 'Miami Blues.'. 'Variety' reports that Ward was born in San Diego, California. After serving a three-year stint in the Air Force, he developed an interest in acting. Ward went on to study acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio in New York. . He then traveled to Europe where he found work dubbing Italian films into English. The 1973 miniseries, 'The Age of Medici,' served as Ward's screen debut. He also had a recurring guest spot on NBC's 'ER' as well as appearances in series that included 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Leverage' and 'United States of Tara.'. He also had a recurring guest spot on NBC's 'ER' as well as appearances in series that included 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Leverage' and 'United States of Tara.'. In 2009, the actor played President Ronald Reagan in the Cold War espionage thriller, 'Farewell.'. His most recent appearance was in the second season of HBO's 'True Detective' as Eddie Velcoro. . His most recent appearance was in the second season of HBO's 'True Detective' as Eddie Velcoro. . 'Variety' reports that Ward is survived by his wife, Marie-France Ward, and his son, Django Ward. 'Variety' reports that Ward is survived by his wife, Marie-France Ward, and his son, Django Ward

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