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Disney Could Lose Iconic Character Rights Over Politics

Walt Disney (DIS) - Get Walt Disney Company Report CEO Bob Chapek's criticism of Florida's Parental Rights in Education bill -- better known as the "Don't Say Gay" law -- which Florida Gov. Rob DeSantis signed into law on March 28, has created a political firestorm between Disney and Republicans that could jeopardize the Mouse House's copyright protection of one of its most prized images.
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Why Labor is likely to win a House of Representatives majority despite a 33% primary vote

With 73% of enrolled voters counted, the ABC is calling 73 of the 151 House of Representatives seats for Labor, 54 for the Coalition, 15 Others and nine in doubt. Labor is likely to win Lyons, while the Coalition should win Bass, Cowper and Sturt. The Coalition is currently just ahead in both Deakin and Gilmore. Labor would need to win two of the three other undecided seats if they miss out on Deakin and Gilmore. The Coalition will lose Brisbane to either Labor or the Greens. Current primary votes there are 37.0% Coalition, 28.0% Greens and...
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Justice Department has asked Jan 6 committee for witness transcripts, report says

Federal prosecutors have asked the House of Representatives committee investigating the 6 January 2021 attack on the Capitol to provide transcripts of witness interviews and depositions taken by committee members and staff, according to a New York Times report.A “person with knowledge of the matter” told the Times committee chairman Bennie Thompson has not reached any agreement with Attorney General Merrick Garland or other Justice Department officials regarding what, if any, documents will be provided.But the department has been in communication with the panel since 20 April, when Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite and District of Columbia US Attorney...

Trump urges 'Dr Oz' to declare victory in cliffhanger Senate vote

Former President Donald Trump has urged celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz to declare victory in Tuesday's too-close-to-call Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary, even as votes show his lead narrowing. With over 95% of votes counted, Dr Oz leads with 31.2% of the vote, compared to 31.1% for challenger Dave McCormick. State law...

Gottheimer helps lead House passage of bipartisan legislation condemning the rise in antisemitism

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, during Jewish American Heritage Month, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer helped lead a bipartisan resolution to condemn rising antisemitism, which just passed the House of Representatives. H.Res.1125, cosponsored by Gottheimer, passed the House 420 to 1. According to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual audit, the...
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Australia polls: Stage set for two-way contest

Canberra, May 20 (SocialNews.XYZ) Australia, which is going to polls on Saturday, is set to witness a two-way contest between Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison and opposition Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese.

Pain at the pump: Key Conservatives Pledge American Gas Will Flow

Ken Richardson is running for 7th District U.S. Congress. Richardson says current gas prices are a tax on retired people, families, and poor Americans. He pledges to work with other like-minded conservatives to get American gas back into the pipeline and into production if elected. Conservatives are expected to sweep...