I can always find good news to share with you, but I have to say, there are some really delicious things this week. Enjoy!
The Michigan Supreme Court ruled that a proposed state constitutional amendment that would protect abortion rights should be placed on November’s ballot. (Earlier, the Board of Canvassers had deadlocked on advancing the amendment.)
Relatedly, a judge struck down Michigan’s 1931 anti-abortion law, months after suspending it.
South Carolina senators rejected a ban on almost all abortions Thursday in a special session. All of the Democratic senators were joined by the 3 female Republican senators, plus 2 male Republicans.
A New Mexico judge disqualified Couy Griffin, a county commissioner who founded Cowboys for Trump, from serving in public office ever again because of his participation in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, citing the 14th Amendment.
Barack Obama and Michelle Obama returned to the White House at the invitation of President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for the formal unveiling of their official portraits.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) will not endorse his party’s gubernatorial nominee, Rep. Geoff Diehl (R), who has been endorsed by Donald Trump.
Applications for U.S. unemployment insurance fell for a fourth straight week to the lowest since May, suggesting demand for workers remains healthy.
Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr criticized Trump’s recklessness regarding the classified documents on Fox News.
A new PBS Newshour/NPR/Marist poll finds Democrats have an advantage over the Republicans, among registered voters, in this November’s midterm elections, 48% to 44%.
Voters in Alaska flipped their House seat in a special election, sending the first Democrat in 50 years to represent the state.
Want to see Steve Bannon’s perp walk? (He’s been charged with money laundering and conspiracy in connection with the ‘We Build the Wall’ fundraising scheme.)
The Department of Veterans Affairs will now provide abortion services and counseling in federal facilities, even in states that have outlawed abortion.
The U.S. added 315,000 jobs in August.
A former NYC cop received a 10 year prison sentence for assaulting police on January 6th.
Rick Scott and Mitch McConnell are openly feuding about the Senate.
Have a good weekend!
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