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Monday, August 08, 2022

Medicines that treat conditions from cancer to autoimmune diseases to ulcers can also end a pregnancy or cause birth defects. As a result, doctors and pharmacists in more than a dozen states with strict abortion restrictions must suddenly navigate whether and when to order such drugs because they could be held criminally liable and lose their licenses for prescribing some of them to pregnant women. read more


Steve Benen: When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened to derail a microchip bill that he supported, as part of a partisan hostage gambit, it had the effect of pushing West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin into Schumer's arms, clearing the way for a breakthrough compromise. read more


President Joe Biden has been the subject of a variety of meme personas over his political career. Dark Brandon, a new persona for Biden, is now rising, seemingly with endorsement from the White House itself. "Dark Brandon" is a kind of antihero with glowing eyes that doesn't take any shit. read more


The FBI executed a search warrant on Monday at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, the former President confirmed to CNN. Trump declined to say why the FBI agents were at Mar-a-Lago, but the former President said the raid was unannounced and "they even broke into my safe." read more


A new 30-second ad released by the anti-Trump Republican Accountability PAC includes footage of Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker's ex-wife graphically describing him choking her and threatening to kill her during their marriage. read more


In an interview with Business Insider, former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort admitted he was in contact with the Russians and sharing information during the former president's 2016 presidential run. read more


Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer whose breathy voice and wholesome beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the '70s and charmed generations of viewers in the blockbuster movie "Grease," died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73. read more


How Mark Milley and others in the Pentagon handled the national-security threat posed by their own Commander-in-Chief. read more


The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters. read more


Time and again, mining company Homestake and government agencies promised to clean up waste from decades of uranium processing. It didn't happen. Now they're trying a new tactic: buying out homeowners to avoid finishing the job. read more


Donald Trump's effort to overturn his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden failed, but his loyalists have never stopped trying to turn the US election system into one that would return him to the White House in 2024 -- fairly or otherwise. read more


The New York Times' Maggie Haberman joins CNN's New Day to reveal images backing up her reporting on former President Donald Trump's habit of flushing key White House documents down the toilet. read more


Max Boot: All you need to know about the state of the Republican Party today is what happened at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas on Thursday. read more


The Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general led a team that gained unauthorized access to voting equipment while hunting for evidence to support former President Donald Trump's false election-fraud claims, according to a Reuters analysis of court filings and public records. read more


Donald Trump said that former White House doctor Ronny Jackson loved looking at his body, while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday. read more


On Friday afternoon, Naeem Hussain attended the funeral service for two Muslim men who were killed in the past two weeks. He joined other mourners afterward, sharing a meal, at the Islamic Center of New Mexico. Then he left. read more


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