Biden says the ‘right to choose is fundamental,’ but ‘not prepared’ to call for change to filibuster to protect abortion rights

Biden says the 'right to choose is fundamental,' but 'not prepared' to call for change to filibuster to protect abortion rights

“Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned,” Biden said in a statement after Politico published a draft of a Supreme Court majority opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade. The President later Tuesday morning … Read more

Roe v. Wade: Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn abortion rights published by Politico

Roe v.  Wade: Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn abortion rights published by Politico

The draft was circulated in early February, according to Politico. The final opinion has not been released and votes and language can change before opinions are formally released. The opinion in this case is not expected to be published until late June. According to the draft, the court would overturn Roe v. Wade’s holding of … Read more

Roe v. Wade: Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn abortion rights published by Politico

Roe v.  Wade: Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn abortion rights published by Politico

The draft was circulated in early February, according to Politico. The final opinion has not been released and votes and language can change before opinions are formally released. The opinion in this case is not expected to be published until late June. According to the draft, the court would overturn Roe v. Wade’s holding of … Read more

Tennessee’s governor has halted executions for an independent review into lethal injections following an inmate’s last-minute reprieve

Tennessee's governor has halted executions for an independent review into lethal injections following an inmate's last-minute reprieve

CNN — Tennessee’s governor has announced a pause of executions in the state amid plans for an independent review into the lethal injection process. The announcement Monday by Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, follows a last-minute reprieve he issued to Oscar Smith, 72, who was scheduled to be executed April 21 for the 1989 murders … Read more

Supreme Court says Boston violated First Amendment rights of group seeking to raise Christian flag outside City Hall

Supreme Court says Boston violated First Amendment rights of group seeking to raise Christian flag outside City Hall

The court said that the flag display amounted to a public forum, and because many other groups were allowed to raise their flags in celebration of the Boston community, the city could not discriminate on the basis of the religious group’s viewpoint without violating the Constitution. “We conclude that, on balance, Boston did not make … Read more

Oklahoma lawmakers pass 6-week abortion ban modeled after Texas law that allows civil enforcement

Oklahoma lawmakers pass 6-week abortion ban modeled after Texas law that allows civil enforcement

It’s one of a number of bills passed this month by Oklahoma’s legislature to restrict abortion rights and come amid a movement by Republican-led states to severely curtail the procedure. The “Oklahoma Heartbeat Act,” Senate Bill 1503, would prohibit abortions at the time when a physician can detect early cardiac activity in an embryo or … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, April 28

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, April 28

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Nasdaq futures sound the stocks look to get back on track The Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Nasdaq futures bounced nearly 2% on Thursday, boosted by a 14% pop in … Read more

Moderna asks FDA to authorize Covid vaccine for kids under 6 years old

Moderna asks FDA to authorize Covid vaccine for kids under 6 years old

Moderna on Thursday asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its Covid vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years old. The vaccine was about 51% effective against infection from the omicron variant in children under 2 years old and about 37% effective among 2- to 5-year-old kids, according to a company press … Read more

Boeing lost billion dollars on Trump Air Force One plane deal

Boeing lost billion dollars on Trump Air Force One plane deal

Boeing disclosed Wednesday that it has lost a whopping $1.1 billion in costs to its deal with the Trump administration to modify two 747 jumbo jets to serve as Air Force One — and CEO Dave Calhoun admitted the aviation giant “probably” should not have cut the deal in the first place. Even more losses … Read more

Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid

Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid

“Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for Covid-19 on rapid and PCR tests. She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the vice president’s residence,” said Kirsten Allen, the vice president’s press secretary, in a statement . Allen added, “She has not been a close contact to the President or First … Read more