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Voting is surging in Georgia despite controversial new election law

Tuesday’s primary is the first big test of new election legislation, which was opposed by voting rights groups and Democrats.

    washingtonpost.com  2022-05-21 10:00:55.167000+00:00

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Current Status: Russia says it has full control of Mariupol steel plant Russia says it has full control of Mariupol steel plant – Meantime, Russia plans to cut off Finland from natural gas and the war crimes trial of Russian solider Vadim Shishimarin will resume next week in Ukraine.

    washingtonpost.com 2022-05-20 05:30:05.704000+00:00
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  • ISW
    ISW @TheStudyofWar

    ISW: A call reportedly intercepted from a #Russian soldier redeployed from the #Kharkiv axis to the #Donbas area expressed shock at the intense fighting compared to the previous area of deployment. @washingtonpost: https://t.co/RNhXmVPHQo

    Fri May 20 18:00:36 +0000 2022

  • The Washington Post
    The Washington Post @washingtonpost

    Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Fighting in Donbas is ‘hell,’ Zelensky says; Biden to sign $40B package on Asia trip https://t.co/Mx5NyjURj2

    Fri May 20 07:44:41 +0000 2022

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Current Status: First on CNN: Giuliani meets with January 6 committee for more than 9 hours First on CNN: Giuliani meets with January 6 committee for more than 9 hours – Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's onetime personal attorney and a lead architect of his attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, on Friday met with the House select committee…

   cnn.com 2022-05-21 00:32:16+00:00
CNN Breaking News Ryan Nobles Seth Abramson Laurence Tribe Annie Grayer CNN Politics Grant Stern is boosted! Ryan Nobles Vicky Ward
  • CNN Breaking News
    CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk

    Rudy Giuliani, who helped lead Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 election, met with the January 6 panel for more than 9 hours Friday, sources say https://t.co/RIwmtXZ3vQ

    Sat May 21 00:39:24 +0000 2022

  • Ryan Nobles
    Ryan Nobles @ryanobles

    FULL STORY: w/ @PaulaReidCNN Rudy Giuliani meets w/ 1-6 Committee for more than 9 hours. https://t.co/fzt8xwa1Zg

    Sat May 21 00:45:52 +0000 2022

  • Seth Abramson
    Seth Abramson @SethAbramson

    BREAKING NEWS: Trump Lawyer Giuliani Questioned for Over Nine Hours By Bipartisan January 6 Committee https://t.co/qiIynTweZv

    Sat May 21 01:06:13 +0000 2022

  • Laurence Tribe
    Laurence Tribe @tribelaw

    Nine hours with Rudy Giuliani? If that was first prize in some weird contest, what was second prize? Eighteen hours with Rudy, I suppose? https://t.co/KK4ZJSwZeg

    Sat May 21 03:00:48 +0000 2022

  • Annie Grayer
    Annie Grayer @AnnieGrayerCNN

    NEW via ⁦@ryanobles⁩ and ⁦@PaulaReidCNN⁩: Rudy Giuliani met with the January 6 committee for more than 9 hours today https://t.co/dqFwrbzgyX

    Sat May 21 00:38:06 +0000 2022

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    NEW: Rudy Giuliani, who helped lead former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the 2020 election, met with the House January 6 committee for more than nine hours Friday, sources say https://t.co/jF4V7apxJT

    Sat May 21 00:41:03 +0000 2022

  • Grant Stern is boosted!
    Grant Stern is boosted! @grantstern

    This is for everyone who threw up their hands and gave up on the Jan. 6th Committee a few weeks ago because Rudy Giuliani had then backed out of giving voluntary testimony. #saturdayvibes https://t.co/dPj42vVstx

    Sat May 21 11:26:35 +0000 2022

  • Ryan Nobles
    Ryan Nobles @ryanobles

    ICYMI- our scoop from late Friday: Rudy Giuliani met yesterday with the 1/6 Committee for more than 9 hours. This after backing out of a prior scheduled deposition. w/@PaulaReidCNN: https://t.co/fzt8xwa1Zg

    Sat May 21 14:12:03 +0000 2022

  • Vicky Ward
    Vicky Ward @VickyPJWard

    Rudy Giuliani met with the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection for more than 9 hours, per @ryanobles @PaulaReidCNN. https://t.co/H3Wqt7qAgU

    Sat May 21 00:39:44 +0000 2022

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Current Status: Karine Jean-Pierre’s Unlikely Rise to the White House Lectern Karine Jean-Pierre’s Unlikely Rise to the White House Lectern – The first Black and first openly gay press secretary was raised in an immigrant family with “so many secrets.” Now she occupies one of the most scrutinized jobs in American politics.

   nytimes.com 2022-05-20 09:00:29+00:00
Michael M. Grynbaum Zolan Kanno-Youngs Tim O'Brien
  • Michael M. Grynbaum
    Michael M. Grynbaum @grynbaum

    Here's my @nytimes profile of @PressSec, Karine Jean-Pierre: https://t.co/UlbCYZYqCS

    Fri May 20 15:36:52 +0000 2022

  • Zolan Kanno-Youngs
    Zolan Kanno-Youngs @KannoYoungs

    The first Black and first openly gay press secretary was raised in an immigrant family with “so many secrets.” Now she occupies one of the most scrutinized jobs in American politics. https://t.co/HXiFAwpIYe

    Sat May 21 01:30:42 +0000 2022

  • Tim O'Brien
    Tim O'Brien @TimOBrien

    “What I hope is that young people get to dream big, and dream bigger than they have before, by seeing me stand here.” - ⁦@K_JeanPierre⁩ https://t.co/zyLLtSynhW

    Fri May 20 17:15:24 +0000 2022

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Current Status: Prosecutors say Trump ally Thomas Barrack altered 2016 Republican platform to shroud ties of 9/11 hijackers to Saudis: report Prosecutors say Trump ally Thomas Barrack altered 2016 Republican platform to shroud ties of 9/11 hijackers to Saudis: report – This week, the DOJ updated its indictment against Barrack, who was arrested last July and charged with illegal lobbying, obstruction of justice, and lying to the FBI.

   businessinsider.com 2022-05-21 20:05:02+00:00
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Current Status: Contraception "should not be legal," says Trump-backed candidate Eubanks Contraception "should not be legal," says Trump-backed candidate Eubanks – Jacky Eubanks, a candidate for Michigan's state house, said contraception gives people "the false sense of security that they can have consequence-free sex."

   newsweek.com 2022-05-21 17:57:33+00:00

Current Status: Biden tops list of Americans banned from traveling to Russia, but Trump is not on it Biden tops list of Americans banned from traveling to Russia, but Trump is not on it – Russia responded to sanctions for invading Ukraine by saying Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg and hundreds more can't visit.

   cnbc.com 2022-05-21 17:42:44+00:00
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Current Status: Georgia Republicans who despise Gov. Brian Kemp threaten to stay home this November if Trump-backed challenger David Perdue loses Tuesday's primary Georgia Republicans who despise Gov. Brian Kemp threaten to stay home this November if Trump-backed challenger David Perdue loses Tuesday's primary – MAGA world would rather sit out the Georgia governor's race in November than vote for the incumbent who certified President Joe Biden's 2020 win.

   businessinsider.com 2022-05-21 16:21:24+00:00

Current Status: An Oklahoma state rep proposed legislation that would mandate young men get mandatory vasectomies An Oklahoma state rep proposed legislation that would mandate young men get mandatory vasectomies – Mickey Dollens made the suggestion before other legislators in response to a restrictive Oklahoma law that bans abortion from the point of conception.

   businessinsider.com 2022-05-21 15:43:26+00:00
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Current Status: Trump’s Is Making Georgia All About Himself, And It Could Cost The GOP Trump’s Is Making Georgia All About Himself, And It Could Cost The GOP – The former president wants Republican Gov. Brian Kemp gone for refusing to go along with the "big lie" — and could end up helping Stacey Abrams.

   huffpost.com 2022-05-21 10:00:05+00:00

Current Status: Trump is telling close allies that 'suburban women' could punish him for the overturning of Roe v Wade, hurting his 2024 reelection chances, report says Trump is telling close allies that 'suburban women' could punish him for the overturning of Roe v Wade, hurting his 2024 reelection chances, report says – Former President Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet about Roe v Wade, worried that "suburban women" will punish him, per Rolling Stone.

   businessinsider.com 2022-05-21 09:04:29+00:00

Current Status: Opinion | How the Buffalo Massacre Proves There’s No 'Great Replacement' Opinion | How the Buffalo Massacre Proves There’s No 'Great Replacement' – It was no accident that a shooter who wanted to gun down Black Americans had to travel 200 miles to find them.

   politico.com 2022-05-21 00:00:00+00:00
POLITICO Magazine
  • POLITICO Magazine
    POLITICO Magazine @POLITICOMag

    "According to @nytimes, the terrorist shooter selected the Tops Friendly Market as the best spot for a killing spree after researching predominantly Black ZIP codes," @SheryllCashin writes. "The legacy of segregation eased his selection process." https://t.co/IJd2bsC9Q9

    Sat May 21 20:00:01 +0000 2022

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Current Status: Eastman provides new details of Trump’s direct role in legal effort to overturn election Eastman provides new details of Trump’s direct role in legal effort to overturn election – The court filing describes the direct role of Trump himself in developing strategy, detailing “two hand-written notes from former President Trump about information that he thought might be useful for…

   politico.com 2022-05-20 00:00:00+00:00
Laurence Tribe Kyle Griffin Kyle Cheney Joyce Alene Kyle Cheney Kyle Cheney Richard Signorelli Katie S. Phang Tim O'Brien Walter Olson🌻
  • Laurence Tribe
    Laurence Tribe @tribelaw

    “Eastman advised PA lawmaker Diamond to replace Biden’s electors with Trump’s and to justify it by simply retabulating the popular vote to put Trump on top.”  Shades of Trump’s call to GA’s Raffensperger. These guys are peas in a sick pod! https://t.co/bz02hApoKk

    Sat May 21 03:09:09 +0000 2022

  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    Pro-Trump attorney John Eastman revealed in a late-night court filing that he was in touch directly with Trump about plans to overturn the 2020 election — which included receiving Trump's handwritten notes. https://t.co/njlHpjkHh1

    Fri May 20 17:00:43 +0000 2022

  • Kyle Cheney
    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

    NEW: In an overnight court filing, John EASTMAN provided new insight into Donald Trump's direct involvement in the legal effort to overturn the 2020 election — from phone calls to handwritten notes. Eastman says he had 'six conduits" to Trump as well. https://t.co/Fq3MYwDMcv

    Fri May 20 10:31:55 +0000 2022

  • Joyce Alene
    Joyce Alene @JoyceWhiteVance

    1/2 Eastman to judge: please protect my comms w/Trump in furtherance of our conspiracy to interfere w/the transfer of power. Also, my comms about fake slates of electors. https://t.co/ov5U1a1ymb

    Fri May 20 11:01:39 +0000 2022

  • Kyle Cheney
    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

    Among the 600 emails Eastman is arguing to shield from the Jan. 6 aelect committee are 12 that appear to be with Fox host Mark Levin, who he describes (without naming) as a "dual role" attorney/media figure. https://t.co/Fq3MYwDMcv

    Fri May 20 10:33:51 +0000 2022

  • Kyle Cheney
    Kyle Cheney @kyledcheney

    Eastman described a blizzard of communications among Trump, his White House team, his campaign and an army of outside lawyers involved in efforts to flip results in key states. https://t.co/Fq3MYwDMcv

    Fri May 20 10:32:44 +0000 2022

  • Richard Signorelli
    Richard Signorelli @richsignorelli

    Attorney-client privilege does not apply to alleged criminal conduct. Eastman provides new details of Trump’s direct role in legal effort to overturn election https://t.co/JQrXXzKOkC via @politico

    Fri May 20 13:53:37 +0000 2022

  • Katie S. Phang
    Katie S. Phang @KatiePhang

    ➡️ NEW⁩: “The filing also describes the direct role of Trump himself in developing strategy, detailing ‘two hand-written notes from former President Trump about information that he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation.’” https://t.co/zQdQrwO5Uq

    Fri May 20 10:47:33 +0000 2022

  • Tim O'Brien
    Tim O'Brien @TimOBrien

    The architect: A filing in Eastman's case "describes the direct role of Trump himself in developing strategy, detailing 'two hand-written notes from former President Trump about information that he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation.'” https://t.co/KghMK8daqz

    Fri May 20 16:41:44 +0000 2022

  • Walter Olson🌻
    Walter Olson🌻 @walterolson

    He didn't just leave the election-stealing to subordinates. https://t.co/CseEd71Oqj

    Fri May 20 13:09:37 +0000 2022

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Current Status: 192 Republicans Decide They’d Like Formula-Seeking Parents to Keep Suffering 192 Republicans Decide They’d Like Formula-Seeking Parents to Keep Suffering – According to conservatives, the formula-shortage crisis isn’t worth urgently addressing.

   vanityfair.com 2022-05-19 19:41:36.270000+00:00

Current Status: He’s raised and spent millions running against Marjorie Taylor Greene He’s raised and spent millions running against Marjorie Taylor Greene – Democrat Marcus Flowers is not expected to win. People are throwing money at him anyway.

   washingtonpost.com 2022-05-17 11:30:39.797000+00:00
The Washington Post

Current Status: Ireland's abortion ban was a story of suffering and death Ireland's abortion ban was a story of suffering and death – If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion in the United States, the nation may find itself on a path similar to that trod by the Irish people from…

   upi.com 2022-05-16 00:00:00+00:00