You know the drill! I’ve been collecting good news items all week, and while you’ve undoubtably seen some of these, I bet you haven’t seen them all!
A proposal to enshrine abortion rights in the Michigan Constitution gathered enough valid signatures to make the November ballot. (Remember what happened in Kansas last month? This is HUGE for Democrats in November.)
President Biden called out MAGA clearly and unequivocally in a speech last night. “The MAGA Republicans don’t just threaten our personal rights and economic security. They’re a threat to our very democracy. They refuse to accept the will of the people. They embrace — embrace — political violence. They don’t believe in democracy.” He added: “What we’re seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy. It’s not just Trump, it’s the entire philosophy that underpins the — I’m going to say something — it’s like semi-fascism.”
Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro, Steve Doocy and other big names from Fox News have been questioned, or are scheduled to be questioned in the coming days, by lawyers representing Dominion Voting Systems in its $1.6 billion defamation suit against the network.
Biden’s student loan forgiveness program relieves 43 million borrowers to some extent, and will completely erase the student debt of about 20 million people.
President Joe Biden’s job approval rating is up six percentage points to 44%, his highest in a year.
American companies are on pace to reshore, or return to the U.S., nearly 350,000 jobs this year. That would be the highest number on record since the group began tracking the data in 2010.
Two Florida residents pleaded guilty to stealing a diary and other belongings of President Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden, and selling them to a conservative group.
Federal authorities have arrested and charged five members of a militia alleged to be run by a former candidate for Congress in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Trump is openly feuding with Mitch McConnell again.
A state judge who, in a highly publicized case, denied a 17-year-old an abortion in part because of her grades lost his election in a Florida primary on Tuesday.
Democratic voters in Florida’s 10th District (which is very blue) picked Maxwell Frost as their candidate — he is on the road to becoming the first Gen Z candidate to join Congress.
The former Texas Right to Life Political Director Luke Bowen was charged with online solicitation of a minor after a sting operation.
Democratic primary turnout for governors’ races increased between 2018 and 2022 in five of the eight states holding contested primaries after June, in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision.
Have a great weekend!
I make sure my mini-group sees these. The positive energy (not Pollyanna!) does help them/us keep going… the more important as about half my group is still in full Covid lockdown due to cancer and other conditions. This matters!
The extremely crass hypocrisy of these militant anti-choicers has always bewildered me.
Thanks again for the good news!