Rep. Judy Chu of California among more than 100 arrested at SCOTUS abortion rights protest

Washington CNN — Rep. Judy Chu of California was among the more than 100 people arrested at an abortion rights protest in Washington, DC, on Thursday, according to a statement from her office. “When I first heard Roe was overturned, I immediately thought of who would be most harmed by this decision: a young girl … Read more

Liz Cheney to Secret Service: ‘We welcome additional testimony under oath’

CNN — Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said she is “absolutely confident” in blockbuster testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, and that the January 6 committee welcomes information from the Secret Service related to the incidents Hutchinson described. In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that aired Thursday, Cheney was pressed … Read more

HHS issues new guidance on post-Roe v. Wade patient privacy

CNN — The US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance aimed at patient privacy in the wake of last week’s Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. The guidance “addresses the circumstances under … Read more

Delaware governor signs bill expanding abortion access and provider protection

CNN — Delaware Gov. John Carney signed legislation Wednesday expanding access to abortion care and protecting providers and patients seeking services in the state following last week’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The Democratic governor signed House Bill 455 after it passed in the General Assembly on Tuesday, according to his office. The … Read more

Cassidy Hutchinson stands by her testimony amid pushback

CNN — Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to form Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, released a new statement Wednesday provided exclusively to CNN standing by her blockbuster testimony delivered in a hearing with the House select committee investigating January 6, in light of some pushback on her testimony. “Ms. Hutchinson stands by all … Read more

Environmental groups sue Biden administration to halt its largest onshore drilling lease sale

CNN — As President Joe Biden’s administration prepares to hold its first onshore oil and gas drilling lease sales, environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit to attempt to stop the largest of these sales, in Wyoming. It’s the second lawsuit in a week to challenge the administration on its drilling plans. The suit comes … Read more

California plans ‘inflation relief’ checks. Will other states follow?

Who may qualify for ‘inflation relief’ checks Those with up to $75,000 in income, or $150,000 if married and filing jointly, will receive up to $350 per tax filer, plus $350 if they have one or more dependent. Thus, joint filers with at least one dependent stand to receive the highest possible sum of $1,050. … Read more

America’s struggle with mass shootings has changed how these people live their lives

CNN — Minutes after a gunman killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store in March 2021, a woman stood in the back of the supermarket where she worked in Denver, about 30 miles away, staring at harrowing images of the scene as she scrolled through her phone. It was bizarre to see photos … Read more

RI cop allegedly attacks political opponent at abortion rally after Roe ruling

A male off-duty Rhode Island police officer who was running for state Senate physically attacked his female political opponent at an abortion rights rally, she said. Providence Police said Saturday that they have placed the cop, Jeann Lugo, on paid administrative leave as they launched a criminal investigation into Friday night’s alleged assault, which was … Read more

Law enforcement officials: Supreme Court gun ruling will make our jobs harder

CNN — The Supreme Court decision which struck down a New York law placing restrictions on carrying a concealed gun outside the home will have drastic consequences for law enforcement, inhibiting their ability to remove illegal guns from the street and protect the public from shootings, officials said. In the widest expansion of gun rights … Read more