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Former President Donald Trump could announce a 2024 bid ahead of schedule. Trump thinks the announcement could distract from the January 6 hearings, the NYT reported. Trump has long teased a 2024 White House run and has continued to hold campaign-style rallies, all while stopping short of saying definitively if he plans to enter the race. Now, Trump is considering announcing a run far earlier than expected, possibly even this month, in part as an attempt to distract from the hearings, the outlet reported. Sources close to Trump told The Times he thinks announcing a 2024 bid soon could be good for him, even as others in the party aren't so sure.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Cassidy Hutchinson, Mark Meadows, Hutchinson, Mike Pence, Ronna McDaniel, Joe Biden, Republican Sen, Pat Toomey, Ron DeSantis Organizations: Biden, The New York Times, White, White House, Capitol, Times, Republican National Committee, Republican, Trump, Florida Gov Locations: Trump
HONG KONG — Extensive efforts by Apple and other Western tech companies to curtail their business with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine have raised a question for product users in China: Could the same thing happen there? Chinese officials reject any comparison between Taiwan and Ukraine, saying only Ukraine is an independent country. Schaefer pointed out that Chinese regulations require Apple and other companies to store Chinese customers’ information on servers inside the country. Before the war in Ukraine, China was already pursuing a national strategy of “tech independence,” emphasizing indigenous innovation and the recruitment of overseas talent. “Now I’m really worried that if anything happened, a company like Apple would deactivate my phone and my data,” he said.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, , Kendra Schaefer, Schaefer, Xi, ” Angela Zhang, Zhang, I’m, Organizations: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sputnik, NBC, Trump, Biden, Huawei, ZTE, Center for Chinese Law, University of Hong, Twitter Locations: HONG KONG, Russia, Ukraine, China, Asia, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Europe, U.S, University of Hong Kong, Weibo
Median home prices rose above $400,000 for the first time in May. WASHINGTON—The Biden administration is weighing a move to trim mortgage costs for first-time and lower-income buyers, a bid to boost affordability when average home prices are at an all-time high. President Biden’s affordability push has so far largely focused on steps to ease constraints on the supply of new homes, a primary driver of a rapid run-up in home prices in recent years. Steps to ease costs on certain borrowers could help modestly but more meaningful steps to address affordability are likely to come only from increased supply, housing experts said.
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But the gas tax will do little to ease Americans’ pain at the pump. So one more week’s increase in gas prices could wipe out most or all of the benefit of the tax cut. Changes in the gasoline tax won’t increase oil production or refining. Worse yet, the gas tax cut would weaken the only real solution to high fuel prices — the profit motive. It won’t help anyone that much, let alone the people who are suffering the most from higher gas prices.
Persons: Biden, you’ve Organizations: haven’t Locations: America, Ukraine
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said fewer than 11 lease sales — or even no lease sales at all — could occur, with a final decision not due for months. Today, we put forward an opportunity for the American people to ... provide input on the future of offshore oil and gas leasing,″ said Haaland, whose agency oversees drilling on federal lands and waters. The proposal brought immediate backlash from both environmentalists — who accused Biden of betraying the climate cause — and oil industry officials and allies, who said it would do little to help counter high energy prices. The oil industry and its allies say the delay could cause problems in planning new drilling and potentially lead to decreased oil production. The government held an offshore lease auction in the Gulf of Mexico in November that brought $192 million in bids.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Deb Haaland, Biden, , Haaland, , Barack Obama, Frank Macchiarola, , , Raul Grijalva, Cynthia Sartou, Joe Manchin, Vladimir, Putin’s, Trump, Obama, Athan Manuel Organizations: ORLEANS, Trump, Atlantic, , Interior Department, U.S, American Petroleum Institute, Republicans, Natural Resources, Gulf, ” Moderate, Department of, West, Energy, Sierra Club Locations: Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, Pacific, Louisiana, Gulf and Alaska, United States, Ukraine, Arizona, West Virginia
Two Arizona state lawmakers who promoted former President Donald Trump's stolen election falsehoods have been issued subpoenas by the Justice Department as federal investigators ramp up their probe of the Jan. 6 insurrection. The subpoenas seek information related to the Justice Department's investigation into the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Quintero told NBC News in an email Friday. "President Fann and Senator Townsend are fully cooperating in releasing whatever emails and text messages they are requesting," Quintero said. State Rep. Kelly Townsend speaks at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix on May 8, 2019. Bob Christie / AP fileThe subpoenas were delivered the same day Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testified before the congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot.
Persons: Donald Trump's, Karen Fann, Sen, Kelly Townsend —, Republicans —, Kim Quintero, Quintero, Fann, Townsend, Kelly Townsend, Bob Christie, Rusty Bowers, Bowers, Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Doug Ducey, Joe Biden’s, Giuliani, Biden Organizations: Justice Department, Republicans, FBI, Arizona Senate Republicans, NBC News, Washington D.C, State, Arizona Capitol, Capitol, Republican, Republican Gov, Democrats, GOP, Trump, Electoral, Arizona . Justice Locations: Arizona, Washington, Phoenix, Florida, Arizona’s, Maricopa
Without a recycling program, EV batteries could create 8 million tons of waste by 2040, according to Argonne National Laboratory. ReCellSpangenberger is the director of ReCell and serves as the materials-recycling-group leader for Argonne National Laboratory. ReCellHalder is ReCell's business-development executive and an innovation and commercialization manager at Argonne National Laboratory. He's an expert in applying battery research to a variety of projects, including EVs and renewable-energy storage. He also worked as a battery expert at Argonne National Laboratory from 2001 to 2013.
Persons: Joe Biden's, EVs, Jeff Spangenberger, ReCell, Biden, Joe Biden, Jeff Spangenberger Jeff Spangenberger, Spangenberger, Argonne's, He's, Bryant Polzin Bryant, Polzin, Peter Wolters, Greg Halder Greg Halder, ReCell Halder, Halder, Venkat Srinivasan Venkat Srinivasan, ReCell Srinivasan, Srinivasan, Matt Keyser Matt Keyser, ReCell Keyser, Keyser, Ilias Belharouak Ilias Belharouak, Belharouak, Jack Vaughey Jack Vaughey, Vaughey, Kris Pupek Kris Pupek, Pupek, he's, Sheng Dai Sheng Dai, ReCell Dai, Max Bredig, Dai, Jaclyn Coyle Jaclyn Coyle, ReCell Coyle, Coyle Organizations: Joe Biden's Department of Energy, Environment, EV, National Laboratory, Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Ridge National Laboratory, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of California, Michigan Technological University, Iowa State University, Bryant, Argonne, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Texas, University of Sydney, Center for Energy Storage Science, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of South, University of Colorado, Qatar Environment, Energy Research Institute, US Federal Laboratory, University of Bordeaux, US Department of Energy, American Association for, Advancement of Science, Northwestern University, of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Technology, Mesostructured Materials Association, University of Tennessee, University of Illinois Locations: EVs, Environment America, Argonne, Ridge, Worcester, San Diego, Austin, Australia, University of South Carolina, Colorado, Keyser, Tennessee, Qatar, France, Oak, Knoxville, University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign, University of Colorado Boulder
Russia’s messages with missiles tell West to back off
  + stars: | 2022-07-02 | by ( )   time to read: +4 min
Putin has denied that Russian forces targeted the Kremenchuk mall, saying it was directed at a nearby weapons depot. In late April, Russian missiles struck Kyiv barely an hour after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a news conference with visiting U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. "This says a lot about Russia's true attitude toward global institutions," Zelenskyy said at the time. The Russian president recently warned that Moscow would strike targets it had so far spared if the West supplied Ukraine with weapons that could reach Russia. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends the NATO summit via video link, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 29, 2022.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Vitali Klitschko, Ben Hodges, Joe Biden, Holston, Boris Johnson, Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron, Putin, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Antonio Guterres, Zelenskyy, Volodymyr Zelenskiy Organizations: Rockets, European, Kyiv, EU, NATO, U.S . Army, Ukraine, New York Times, AP, British, Presidential Press Service, Reuters Locations: Ukraine, Ukraine's, Russian, Kremenchuk, Kyiv, Moscow, Europe, Germany, Russia, Ukrainian, U.S, West, Snake, Odesa
Senate Democrats must soon clear their reconciliation bill with Senator Kyrsten Sinema. One proposal to tax multimillionaires has fallen out of the spending bill, Insider has learned. Senate Democrats are inching closer to a deal with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia to resurrect swaths of President Joe Biden's stalled economic agenda once known as Build Back Better. She preferred negotiating directly with Biden and senior White House officials on the size and scope of their economic spending plan. One Senate Democratic aide familiar with the negotiations told Insider the surtax has been knocked out of consideration.
Persons: Kyrsten Sinema, Sen, Joe Manchin, Joe Biden's, Chuck Schumer, Kyrsten, Manchin, John LaBombard, Sinema, Biden, Jonathan Martin, Alex Burns, Sinema's, LaBombard, She's, Ben Ritz, Democratic Sen, Kent Nishimura, there's, Steve Rosenthal, Hannah Hurley, Hurley, Mitch McConnell, Manchin hasn't Organizations: GOP, Senate, Arizona Democrat, Capitol Hill, White, New York Times, Democratic, ROKK Solutions, BBB, Center, Progressive Policy Institute, Capitol, Los Angeles Times, Getty, Tax, Arizona Chamber of, China Locations: West Virginia, Arizona
Former President Donald Trump could announce a 2024 presidential bid as soon as this month, CNN reported. Sources closes to Trump told CNN he's anxious to announce the bid and "wants to clear the field." Former President Donald Trump is eager to announce a 2024 presidential run, according to CNN, citing sources close to him. In the past few days, Trump's advisers have been laying the groundwork for a presidential run and informing his allies that he is weighing an early announcement. Now the president is considering making his announcement as early as July, but he "doesn't want this to be a dud," one source told CNN.
Persons: Donald Trump, he's, he'd, Joe Biden, Trump, Saturday's Organizations: CNN, Trump, White House, White Locations: Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Under his leadership, the central bank unleashed a quick and creative response to an unprecedented economic crisis. By lifting rates, the central bank aims to slow Americans' spending and close the gap between supply and demand. Higher rates also slow economic growth, meaning companies will likely hire at a slower pace and issue smaller raises in the near future. Google searches for " recession " surged to record highs amid fears that the Fed's aggressive hiking plans could slow economic growth to a halt. The central bank took a gamble early in the pandemic, Nygaard said, allowing inflation to run hotter than usual in pursuit of a faster labor-market recovery.
Persons: Powell, Jerome Powell, Claudia Sahm, Kaleb Nygaard —, , Nygaard, Biden, Brian Deese, Sen, Chris Van Hollen, Jennifer Wells, would've Organizations: Republicans, New York Times, New York Times . New York Magazine, Times, Yale Program, Chicago Fed, Fed, National Economic Council, Bloomberg, Labor, Federal Reserve, Black Locations: New York Times ., Maryland, Washington, China
The third quarter could be a turning point for stocks this year, separating the dismal first half from a possible year-end rally. Wall Street's economists have mixed views on when and whether the economy enters a recession, but investors are more pessimistic. "The classic recession historically has been a tight Fed and oil shock coming at the same time. I think the fourth quarter proves optimism, providing we get capitulation in the third quarter," said Stovall. Bank of America's Harris said if there's no big spike in oil, inflation should peak in the next couple of months, but the issue for markets will be how quickly it abates.
Persons: Ethan Harris, it's, Joe Biden, Wall, Julian Emanuel, Harris, Jerome Powell, Emanuel, Powell, Paul Volcker, David Bianco, Bianco, Banks, Jimmy Chang, Jamie Dimon, Elon Musk, Evercore's Emanuel, Sam Stovall, Stovall, DWS, we're, bode, We've, Evercore, Helima Croft, Biden, Croft, " Croft, George Goncalves, MUFG, America's Harris Organizations: Fed, Bank of America, Evercore ISI, Texas, Federal Reserve, Kansas City Federal, JPMorgan, Citigroup, Rockefeller Global Family, FedEx, Companies, Energy, Democratic, Brent, RBC, White, Bank Locations: Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Central, Jackson Hole , Wyoming, Americas, DWS, U.S, industrials, OPEC, Russia, Europe
British documentary maker Alex Holder told BBC News he now has two armed guards who follow him "everywhere." Holder said he had been called a spy after giving evidence to the January 6 House committee. A British documentary maker who filmed the Trump family in the lead-up to his 2020 election defeat told BBC News that two armed guards now travel with him for protection. "Apparently, according to some, I'm an undercover FBI agent, some think I'm an MI6 spy," Holder told BBC News. "I record history, I will provide any committee or investigation what they need in order to do their investigation," Holder told BBC News.
Persons: Alex Holder, Holder, Trump, he's, I'm, Donald Trump, Brad Raffensperger, Brian Kemp, Rolling Stone, Cheryl Teh, Biden Organizations: BBC News, BBC, Georgia Gov, Office, Trump, Rolling, Discovery, Yahoo News Locations: British, Georgia, Fulton County
Biden was poised to tap an anti-abortion attorney for a federal judgeship on the day Roe was overturned. The White House was set to nominate Chad Meredith for a lifetime appointment in Kentucky. President Joe Biden was poised to nominate an anti-abortion attorney to a federal judgeship on the same day that Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Meredith's nomination to the federal court has not been announced by the White House, but there are no signals that the administration has reversed course. Spokespeople for the White House have so far not confirmed the Meredith nomination, saying "we do not comment on vacancies."
Persons: Biden, Roe, Chad Meredith, Joe Biden, Wade, Andy Beshear, Kate Marshall —, , Stephen Chad Meredith, Beshear, Matt Bevin, Ryan C, John Yarmuth, Charles Booker —, Mitch McConnell, Booker, Republican Sen, Rand Paul, Meredith, McConnell, Kyrsten, Joe Manchin Organizations: Kentucky Democrats, Supreme, Louisville Courier, Kentucky Democratic Gov, Court, Eastern, Eastern District of, Bluegrass State, Lexington Herald, White, White House, Courier, United States, Republican, Former, Democratic, GOP Locations: Kentucky, Eastern District, Eastern District of Kentucky, United States, Nevada, Meredith, Former Kentucky, Louisville, Democratic Sens, Arizona, West Virginia
An air raid siren wailed, and Ukrainians, well-practiced in the fifth month of Russian President Vladimir Putin's war, scrambled for safety. They were abuzz about the timing of Putin's shopping mall strike, knowing that it was aimed as much at them as Ukraine. The following day NATO leaders would sign off on a new Strategic Concept, highlighting Russia as their most present danger but including China for the first time as a matter of common concern. The leaders of Australia, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand attended a NATO summit for the first time as partners and guests. In this contest between a determined despot and rallying democracies, the forces for good had an excellent week.
Persons: Frederick Kempe, Vladimir Putin's, Putin, Jens Stoltenberg, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sauli Niinistö, Magdalena Andersson, China's, Joe Biden's, Jose Manuel Albares, Catherine Colonna, Volodymyr Zelenskyy's, Greg Ip, Ip Organizations: Atlantic Council, Seven, Putin, NATO, Swedish, New Zealand, U.S . Army, Spanish, NATO Public Forum, French, Street Locations: Kremenchuk, Russian, Ukraine, Dnipro, Russia's Kursk, Germany's Bavarian, Russia, Madrid, United States, Finland, Sweden, China, Australia, Japan, South Korea, New, Republic, Poland, Romania, Yalta, Ukrainian, Europe
Kellyanne Conway told David Axelrod the media made her husband "whatever they wanted him to be." Former White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway in a recent interview said that the media sought to make her husband into a "psychiatrist" diagnosing former President Donald Trump. "George owes no to allegiance to a political party, or President Trump, or President Biden, or anything like that. "Everybody should know that in 2016, known as the 'Year of the tweet,' George Conway sent zero tweets. For the January 6 committee hearings as told by George Conway on CNN?
Persons: Kellyanne Conway, David Axelrod, George Conway's, Trump, George, CNN's, Donald Trump, Conway, George Conway, Biden, Trump's, that's, Mike Pence, pollster, He's, it's, Axelrod, I'm Organizations: White House, Trump, CNN
But a raft of GOP candidates looks ready to take him on, a sign he’s losing some of his dominance in Republican circles. Trump’s former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, publicly floated a possible presidential bid Thursday in early state Iowa. But Jan. 6 is only one factor in the jockeying to take on the undisputed leader of the GOP, sources say. Of the Republicans who might run in 2024, DeSantis and his team have denied the rumors the most. “It would be a lie to say he’s not watching DeSantis and that DeSantis might be a big reason Trump announces early,” the Republican said.
Persons: Donald Trump, he’ll, Kristi Noem, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, Trump’s, Mike Pence, Arkansas Sen, Tom Cotton, Bob Vander Plaats, Trump, , ” Vander Plaats, , Joe, , “ It’s, Let’s, That’s, Republicans aren’t, There's, Tony Fabrizio, Fabrizio, he’s, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Adam Laxalt, David Abrams, he's, “ Don’t, Ron, ” Dave Carney, Biden, Wesley Donehue, “ Haley doesn’t, ” Donehue, Haley, Iowa Republican Party’s, Pompeo, jockeying, ’ Major Garrett, ” Pompeo, Noem, “ We’re, David Kochel, Scott Reed, pollster, it’s, ” Fabrizio Organizations: South Dakota Gov, Supreme, Trump, Republican, NBC News, Republicans, GOP, Florida Gov, U.S, Naval Justice School, Granite State, Iowa Republican, CBS, , U.S . Chamber of Commerce Locations: Iowa, South Carolina, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Afghanistan, Trump, Georgia, Florida, Nevada, Granite, donnybrook,
There were six Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade last week. However, in the aftermath of the ruling, there has been an intense and particular focus on a different justice: Clarence Thomas. “I was a radical.”Thomas seems to have been put on this path by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. King had advanced a particularly optimistic view of white liberals and cross-racial advocacy. It should be noted that these eugenics initiatives were pushed heavily by white liberals of the time, also in the name of helping the marginalized and disadvantaged. Thomas has no trust in similar social justice rhetoric being deployed by abortion rights advocates today.
Persons: Roe, Wade, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Thomas ’, , Clarence ”, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s, , Uncle Tim ”, Black Republican Sen, Tim Scott’s, Joe Biden’s, Thomas, Scott, Tom ”, Corey Robin, Dobbs, Jackson, Malcolm X, Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, , , ” Thomas, Martin Luther King Jr, King, Robin, Hillary Clinton, he’s, Clinton, “ It’s, I’ve, Thomas Sowell, Yasmin Nair, “ Clarence Thomas Organizations: Twitter, Republican, Black Republican, GOP, , Yorker, Communist Party, Black Panthers, Holy, Yale Law School, Yale Locations: Negros, Washington, Vietnam, America, Worcester,
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, gymnast Simone Biles and actor Denzel Washington are among this year’s Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients. President Biden selected more than a dozen people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including gymnast Simone Biles , the late Apple Inc. leader Steve Jobs , actor Denzel Washington and the late Sen. John McCain . The awards, the country’s highest civilian honor, will be presented July 7 at the White House.
Persons: Steve Jobs, Simone Biles, Denzel Washington, Biden, Sen, John McCain Organizations: Apple, Apple Inc, White
It captures the reason Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell used extraordinary tactics to engineer the right's 6-3 majority, which is seen as the most conservative Supreme Court in nearly a century. Some are calling for passage of the Judiciary Act, which would add four seats to the Supreme Court. Biden, who opposes Supreme Court expansion, labeled the abortion ruling decision "destabilizing" and called for a filibuster exception to codify the right to end a pregnancy. His calculation has panned out, with scores of Democratic lawmakers saying they don't support Supreme Court expansion. "This is a radical, out-of-control Supreme Court.
Persons: WASHINGTON — Joe Biden, Roe, Wade, Mitch McConnell, Sen, Lindsey Graham, McConnell, Barack Obama, I’ve, , Antonin Scalia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Amy Coney Barrett, Ginsburg, , ” McConnell, institutionalists, Biden, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Scalia's, Donald Trump’s, Neil Gorsuch, Anthony Kennedy, Brett Kavanaugh, McConnell wagered, Barrett, Brian Fallon, Ketanji Brown Jackson, John Della Volpe Organizations: Supreme, Republican, Court, Committee, assail, Republicans, White, Liberal, Democratic Party, Democratic Locations: Kentucky, America
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 17 people, including former Rep. Gabby Giffords, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe, the White House announced Friday. Biden will present the medals at a White House event on July 7. Giffords, who served as a congresswoman from Arizona, was shot at a constituent event in her state in 2011. Biles is the most decorated gymnast in American history, with 32 Olympic and World Championship medals, and Rapinoe is an Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women's World Cup champion. The White House said the recipients "demonstrate the power of possibilities and embody the soul of the nation — hard work, perseverance, and faith."
Persons: Joe Biden, Gabby Giffords, Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe, Biden, Denzel Washington, Khizr Khan, Sandra Lindsay, Sen, John McCain, Steve Jobs, Richard Trumka, Giffords, Biles, Alan Simpson, Sister Simone Campbell, Julieta García, Fred Gray, Alexander Karloutsos, Diane Nash, Martin Luther King, Wilma Vaught, Raúl, La Raza Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, Muslim U.S . Army, House, Apple, Inc, AFL, Orthodox Archdiocese of, Student Nonviolent, U.S ., National Council, La Locations: Muslim U.S, New York, Arizona, Alabama, Orthodox Archdiocese of America
U.S.-China Competition Zeroes In on Growth
  + stars: | 2022-07-01 | by ( Lingling Wei | )   time to read: 1 min
President Biden has said he wants to compete with China from a position of strength, and in a recent tweet he cited independent experts’ projection that the U.S. growth could outperform China’s this year. Two leaders who both face domestic economic challenges are shifting some of the focus of their Great Power competition to a race over whose country’s growth is stronger. Over the past month, President Biden twice publicly stated that the U.S. economy might grow faster this year than China’s for the first time since 1976. The statements, which the White House said were based on independent projections, have struck a nerve in Beijing, according to policy advisers and Chinese economists who consult with the government.
Persons: Biden, White Organizations: Power Locations: China, U.S, Beijing
Russian missile strikes on a neighborhood in the southern Ukrainian region of Odessa killed at least 21 people, some of them children, according to Ukrainian officials. The overnight attack—the latest in a surge of Russian strikes—was launched from a strategic bomber over the Black Sea hours after the conclusion of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit where President Biden promised to support Ukraine “for as long as it takes.”
Persons: , Biden, Organizations: Atlantic, Organization, Ukraine Locations: Russian, Ukrainian, Odessa
An unsupported allegation about Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announcing he would resign if he did not become Senate Majority leader in the upcoming midterm elections has been retweeted at least 30,000 times on Twitter. But Reuters found no evidence McConnell has made such statement. “Mitch McConnell said if he’s not Majority Leader after the midterms he’ll quit. A Twitter user with more than 51,800 followers replicated it as well (here). There’s no evidence that McConnell has said he might resign after the November midterm elections.
Persons: Mitch McConnell, McConnell, “ Mitch McConnell, he’s, he’ll, Joe Biden, Read Organizations: Twitter, Reuters, Occupy Democrats, Facebook, Politico, U.S, Senate, Republicans
REUTERS/Michael A. McCoyWASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority has shown in its blockbuster abortion ruling and other high-profile decisions in recent days that it is fearless when it comes to overturning - and even ignoring - historic precedents. The conservative justices have become increasingly assertive since the addition of former President Donald Trump's third conservative appointee Amy Coney Barrett in 2020. The conservative majority also consigned to oblivion rulings from 2016 and 2020 that struck down Republican-backed state abortion restrictions. Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has been forthright about his willingness to ditch Supreme Court precedent. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito seemed to take the same view in the June 24 abortion ruling, writing that the Roe landmark was "egregiously wrong."
Persons: Wade, Michael A, McCoy WASHINGTON, Douglas Laycock, Donald Trump's, Amy Coney Barrett, Joe Biden's, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Stephen Breyer, Dobbs, Roe, Clarence Thomas, Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, David Gans, Gans, Laycock, Lawrence Hurley, Will Dunham, Scott Malone Organizations: United States, Women's Health Organization, REUTERS, U.S, University of Virginia Law School, Democratic, Jackson, Health Organization, Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Harvard University, University of North, North Carolina Republicans, House, Thomson Locations: Dobbs, Washington , U.S, University of North Carolina, Alabama
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