Politics

/

ArcaMax

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images North America/TNS

Lauren Boebert defeats Don Coram in 3rd Congressional District primary

Politics / Political News /

Colorado’s high-profile conservative U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert maintained her hold among Western Slope Republicans and fended off a challenge within her party from state Sen. Don Coram, unofficial results show.

As of 8:03 p.m. on Tuesday, unofficial results showed Boebert, of Silt, with 64.67% of the vote to Coram’s 35.33%. So far, 84,246 ...Read more

Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images North America/TNS

What happened in Tuesday's elections in 7 states

Politics / Political News /

Primaries on Tuesday settled intraparty battles in Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma and Utah and filled a vacant seat in Nebraska.

Highlights of races involving vulnerable incumbents or open seats are below. This report will be updated.

Colorado

O’Dea beats Hanks for Senate nod: Construction company owner Joe O’Dea won ...Read more

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

Biden has few options to enact abortion moves Democrats demand

Politics / Political News /

President Joe Biden is under pressure from progressive Democrats to safeguard access to abortion in states where it’s at risk of being outlawed — including by allowing clinics on federal land and offering travel vouchers to people who want the procedure.

Yet Biden faces steep legal and political hurdles in meeting those demands as his ...Read more

EMILY KASK/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

Supreme Court blocks new majority-Black Louisiana house district

Politics / Political News /

A divided U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a Republican-drawn congressional map in Louisiana for this year’s election, blocking a trial judge’s order that required a second majority-Black voting district.

Over the dissents of the three liberal justices, the court granted a request by state officials who sought intervention on an emergency ...Read more

John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS

Letter writing campaign: Chicago pitches values over tax rates to CEOs in states facing post-Roe abortion bans

Politics / Political News /

In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Chicago fired off hundreds of letters Monday to Fortune 500 CEOs in states facing abortion bans, pitching the city as a more welcoming location for their businesses.

The letter, which was signed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other civic leaders, was mailed to about 300 CEOs in 25 ...Read more

Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images North America/TNS

Halsey says good riddance to concertgoers leaving show during abortion rights speech

Politics / Political News /

Halsey said good riddance to concertgoers who walked out of her show in Arizona on Sunday as she advocated onstage for reproductive rights.

On Monday, the "Without Me" hit-maker responded on Twitter to a fan who was sickened by the number of people who exited their concert at Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion amphitheater.

According to Twitter user @...Read more

Brandon Bell/Getty Images North America/TNS

'This is hurting all of us': Trump's circle urged him to stop violence on Jan. 6

Politics / Political News /

WASHINGTON — Member of then-President Donald Trump’s circle of supporters, including his son Donald Trump Jr., pleaded with him to stop the violence on Jan. 6, 2021, indicating that they knew the former president had a key role in inciting the insurrection, according to evidence presented Tuesday by the House select panel investigating the ...Read more

Bob Karp/ZUMA Wire/TNS

North Carolina AG's office to respond this week to GOP leaders on 20-week abortion ban

Politics / Political News /

RALEIGH, N.C. — Republican leaders in the General Assembly who called on Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein to reinstate North Carolina’s 20-week ban on abortion can expect a response this week, Stein’s office said Monday.

Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the landmark abortion precedents Roe v. Wade and Planned ...Read more

Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS

Money pours into Maryland groups and others assisting with abortions since Roe ruling

Politics / Political News /

BALTIMORE — The U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade precedent has prompted donations large and small to aid those in Maryland and from out of state seeking abortions.

Abortion remains legal in Maryland, and providers are gearing up to accept a larger influx of people from other states seeking care here.

Baltimore ...Read more

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America/Getty Images

Missouri AG can prosecute abortion ban violations. Could patient data aid enforcement?

Politics / Political News /

Six minutes after the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision striking down Roe v. Wade, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt posted a photo of himself signing a legal opinion to trigger the state’s abortion ban.

The lightning-fast action by Schmitt, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, instantly drew national attention and allowed him...Read more

Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images North America/TNS

St. Louis County's Bell among US elected prosecutors vowing not to enforce abortion bans

Politics / Political News /

CLAYTON, Mo. — St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell is among more than 80 elected prosecutors in Democratic-majority jurisdictions across the country who have pledged not to enforce abortion bans.

The prosecutors, largely from 13 states that have banned most abortions following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. ...Read more

Turkish objections to NATO expansion find Hill skepticism

Politics / Political News /

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in both parties are signaling that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan should not expect them to sweeten the pot as he seeks concessions in return for dropping his objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO.

Erdogan’s objections to the Nordic countries joining the Western military alliance have injected some ...Read more

Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Inside an abortion clinic when the Supreme Court overturned Roe

Politics / Political News /

My assignment was to illustrate a story on how blue states might receive an influx of abortion patients from neighboring red states after Roe v. Wade was overturned. That's why I was in New Mexico last Thursday, when many thought the Supreme Court would issue its ruling.

I had emailed two clinics, including the doctors who worked there. After ...Read more

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images North America/TNS

Editorial: It now falls on states like Maryland to uphold women's right to choose

Politics / Political News /

By striking down Roe v. Wade which has for nearly five decades protected the right of women to terminate pregnancy, the U.S. Supreme Court has not only turned its back on legal precedent and many of their own personal pledges to uphold Roe as “settled law” made during U.S. Senate confirmation hearings, it has assured that the United States ...Read more

Allison Joyce/Getty Images North America/TNS

Editorial: NC Republican hits a shameful low in justifying Supreme Court abortion ruling

Politics / Political News /

Nobody should ever have to justify why they want or need an abortion. But there are some circumstances, such as rape and incest, that make it even more unconscionable to deny pregnant people of their fundamental right to choose.

And now that the Supreme Court has chosen to overturn Roe v. Wade, undoing nearly 50 years of federal abortion rights...Read more

Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Erika D. Smith: In a chaotic post-Roe world, here's what it will take for women to still get abortions

Politics / Political News /

Brittany Fonteno never wanted to imagine the chaos of a post-Roe world.

One of desperate, angry women begging healthcare workers for an abortion — and then leaving clinics distraught with only vague ideas of where to turn next for help.

But after Texas passed what, at the time, seemed like a draconian ban on abortions after about six weeks ...Read more

Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Commentary: How to move forward after the destruction of Roe v. Wade

Politics / Political News /

There are virtually no precedents in American law in which a right — declared fundamental by the Supreme Court — was erased. While the court has overhauled constitutional protections before, the complete retraction of the right to abortion sets the nation on a course it has never seen.

From 1910 to 1937, the court recognized a right to ...Read more

Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

Commentary: Risks and rewards in a polarized nation: Businesses face tough choices after Roe v. Wade ruling

Politics / Political News /

The Supreme Court overturned 50 years of legal precedent and quickly cut off legal access to abortions for women in large parts of the country Friday. Many big corporations realized quickly that they had to respond to the sweeping decision.

In the days before the widely anticipated announcement, some of the nation’s largest employers reached ...Read more

Win McNamee/Getty Images North America/TNS

Supreme Court school prayer ruling stirs debate over how far religion will seep into campus

Politics / Political News /

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to permit a high school football coach to pray on the field after games is expected to reopen a vigorous and probably tense debate among parents, educators and others over how far religion can enter public school grounds, California education and legal experts said Monday.

Conservatives and some Christian ...Read more

Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Wells Fargo says it will cover employees' travel costs for legal abortion services

Politics / Political News /

Wells Fargo, which manages the largest branch-banking systems in the U.S., on Monday told its 246,000 employees that as of Friday, July 1, "we're expanding the coverage of our travel benefit to include reimbursement of transportation and lodging costs for legal abortion-related services" for women covered by Wells Fargo medical plans and their ...Read more