Abortion: Some big-city district attorneys vow not to prosecute providers, setting up legal clashes in red states

CNN — As abortion bans go into effect in states across the US, how strongly the laws are enforced will depend on local prosecutors – and some are promising not to bring abortion providers to court. More than a third of the district attorneys representing the 25 most populous counties in states that have banned … Read more

Delaware governor signs bill expanding abortion access and provider protection

The Democratic governor signed House Bill 455 after it passed in the General Assembly on Tuesday, according to his office. The bill includes several provisions that will increase access and protections to abortion services throughout the state. “It’s a great day for women in Delaware. I can’t stop crying,” Democratic state House Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, … Read more

Liz Cheney says US is ‘confronting a domestic threat’ in Donald Trump

“We are confronting a domestic threat that we have never faced before — and that is a former President who is attempting to unravel the foundations of our constitutional Republic,” said Cheney, the vice chair of the House committee. “And he is aided by Republican leaders and elected officials who have made themselves willing hostages … Read more

Palantir CEO Alex Karp on fighting with Peter Thiel and progressives

As US companies and executives balance publicly addressing hot-button political topics, Palantir CEO Alex Karp said many still struggle with figuring out when they must speak out and when they shouldn’t. “Companies have a problem that it’s very hard for them to tether what they’re producing to a higher mission, and therefore they cannot exactly … Read more

Cassidy Hutchinson stands by her testimony amid pushback

“Ms. Hutchinson stands by all of the testimony she provided yesterday, under oath, to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol,” Hutchinson’s counsel Jody Hunt and William Jordan said in the statement. Hutchinson tested for nearly two hours on Tuesday as well as gave recorded depositions in advance … Read more

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

The suit comes as the Biden administration struggles with the political fallout of high gas prices and political attacks from Republicans and Sen. Joe Manchin, a key Democratic vote on Capitol Hill who has been critical of Biden’s energy and climate agenda. Environmental law group Earthjustice filed the complaint on behalf of the Wilderness Society … Read more

States can prosecute non-tribal members who commit crimes on Native American reservations, Supreme Court says

The ruling limits a major tribal ruling issued by the Supreme Court in 2020 and cuts back on tribal sovereignty. Oklahoma Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt praised the court’s opinion, calling it a “pivotal moment” in a statement. Stitt has been fighting for state sovereignty on the issue and had expressed fear that if his side … Read more

Judge lifts Trump contempt order in New York civil probe

Former US President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan on August 15, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney | GC Pictures | Getty Images A New York judge on Wednesday lifted a contempt-of-court order against former President Donald Trump that was imposed after he failed to comply with a subpoena as part … Read more

Pelosi receives Communion in Vatican amid abortion debate

ROME (AP) — US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received Communion during a papal Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, witnesses said, despite her position in support of abortion rights. Pelosi attended the morning Mass marking the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, during which Francis bestowed the woolen … Read more

Primary election: Colorado Republicans reject 3 election deniers for statewide office

In Colorado’s GOP Senate primary, voters rejected state Rep. Ron Hanks, who showed up at the Capitol on January 6 and, though he has said he did not enter the building, has gone on to spread false claims and debunked theories about vote fraud. Businessman Joe O’Dea will win the nomination to face Democratic Sen. … Read more