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Abortion ruling set to shift 2022 landscape

WASHINGTON — If it’s Monday ... Friday’s Supreme Court decision overturning a nationwide right to abortion continues to jolt the country and its politics. ... President Biden, attending G-7 meeting in Germany, hears virtually from Ukraine’s Zelenskyy. ... The U.S. plans to provide Ukraine with surface-to-air-missile system, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports. ... Donald Trump endorses Darren Bailey in GOP’s Illinois gubernatorial primary. ... More than 1 million voters switch to GOP, per the Associated Press. ... And it’s one day until the last big Primary Day until August.
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Fox News

More than 1 million voters switch registration to GOP as suburbs break from Biden

More than one million U.S. voters have switched their party affiliation to the GOP over the past 12 months, painting a grim picture for Democrats in the 2022 midterms. The GOP is benefiting most in the suburbs of large and medium cities, where voters who supported President Joe Biden in 2020 are struggling with inflation and growing increasingly critical of Democratic social issues, according to an analysis from the Associated Press.
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MSNBC

With bill on gun violence, Biden scores another bipartisan win

Given Congress’ track record over the last few decades, it was easy to imagine the latest legislative effort to address gun violence failing. To the surprise of many, it did not, but just as surprising was the speed in which the bipartisan legislation passed. It was on June 12...
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honestcolumnist.com

Daywatch: Roe is history. Are same-sex marriage and contraception rights in danger?

Illinois’ role as a haven of abortion care in the Midwest was magnified Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a watershed decision that reverses nearly a half-century of federally protected reproductive freedoms. Illinois remains an oasis for those seeking the procedure, as abortion providers in many surrounding states prepare to shut down.
CHICAGO, IL

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party’s gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the Republican...
ELECTIONS

Democrats are bankrolling ads promoting fringe Republican candidates. Here's why

As the midterm primary season rolls along, voters may have noticed a strange phenomenon of political advertising: Democrats paying for ads supporting Republican candidates. In multiple states – including Colorado and Illinois, which hold primaries on Tuesday – Democrats have been attempting to boost far-right Republicans, under the assumption that they would be easier to beat in a general election.
ILLINOIS STATE
vigourtimes.com

Q&A With Rep. Mondaire Jones: NY-10 Democratic Candidate Wants To Build Progressive Coalitions

NEW YORK ― Soon after winning a crowded Democratic primary in New York City’s northern suburbs in 2020, Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) rocketed to national prominence. Cruising to general-election victory in New York’s heavily Democratic 17th Congressional District, Jones made history as one of Congress’s first two openly gay Black men. He became the freshman representative to House Democratic leadership, a deputy whip for the Congressional Progressive Caucus and an outspoken voice on the Democratic Party’s left flank.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
WTOP

Meet the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor: Ralph Jaffe

This interview is part of a series of interviews with the Democratic and Republican candidates for Maryland governor in 2022. In these interviews, WTOP asked all the candidates the same or similar questions on education, public safety and crime, jobs and the economy, and transportation. The Maryland primary is July 19.
MARYLAND STATE

Cabarrus County considering raising prices for school meals

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C. — Cabarrus County school leaders will discuss a potential price hike on school meals Monday. The Cabarrus County Board of Education will discuss raising prices for both breakfast and lunch during Monday's 6 p.m. meeting. If approved, breakfast would cost $1.50 per day. Lunch would be...
CABARRUS COUNTY, NC
alreporter.com

Opinion | Open, fair primaries should be the goal for Alabama

The Alabama Republican Party is apparently just making up election laws as it goes. On Saturday, an ALGOP committee determined that a race that was won by a single vote – the state senate race in District 27 between incumbent Tom Whatley and challenger Jay Hovey – was instead a tie. And to settle it, they were going to have a coin flip.
ALABAMA STATE
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