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    Bill Gates has secured legal approval for the controversial purchase of thousands of acres of prime North Dakota farmland, after the deal drew fury from the state's residents.  The state's Republican Attorney General Drew Wrigley had inquired into the land sale, and on Wednesday issued a letter saying the transaction complied with an archaic anti-corporate farming law.  The Depression-era law prohibits corporations or limited liability companies from owning farmland or ranchland, but allows individual trusts to own the land if it is leased to farmers, which Gates intends to do. Gates is the largest private owner of farmland in America after quietly amassing some 270,000 acres across dozens of states, according to last year's edition of the Land Report 100, an annual survey of the nation's largest landowners.  Bill Gates has secured legal approval for the controversial purchase of thousands of acres of prime North Dakota farmland from the state's Republican AG Drew Wrigley (right) Gates' firm, Red River Trust, purchased $13.5 million worth of land in two counties from wealthy northeastern North Dakota potato growers Campbell Farms However, the billionaire's holdings make...
    If Supreme Court conservatives announce that Republican states no longer must abide by federal laws, what then? Where does their power end? The Supreme Court gutted both American privacy rights and public safety with two brazenly far-right rulings last week. They're not done yet; by this time next week, the court is likely to have erased the government's ability to enforce environmental regulations using an equally bizarre far-right theory that could erase the federal government's ability to write any regulations. And at that point, with the help of stonewalling Republican senators, large parts of the United States government simply cease to exist. The end of Roe is heralding a new era of cruelty and civil rights attacks even as a conservative-stacked Supreme Court strips, from the other federal branches, the power to do anything about it. And the court's most zealous (sedition-supporting) Republican has already drafted his own list of which rights need to disappear next. Some of the weekend's news: Conservative pundits beg Republicans for some token sign the fascist mob cares about 'life' In concurring opinion, Clarence...
    Specifically, he says conservative Christians like Hagee, Santorum, and Gingrich believe evil is to blame for massacres like Uvalde rather than guns: "The adherents of this thinking say after any horror: We have to fight evil." "My question is how a nation that romanticizes, even monetizes, its own evil beginnings can even start to fight the kind of evil some of these politicos speak of," Granderson continues in his Times op-ed. "This is the country that turned Christopher Columbus from being lost at sea into a folk hero who 'discovered' a land full of people. We are the ones who rebranded slave labor camps as plantations." He also suggests there's a "desire to see ourselves as good people," which is "much more pleasant for us than acknowledging we were never as holy as we like to tell ourselves." Granderson then declares in his Times op-ed that "we don’t need to return the kind of faith that allowed brutal enslavement to be the law of the land for centuries. We don’t need to return to the kind of faith that allowed...
    (CNN)In a biting dissent two years ago, when the Supreme Court overturned a ruling from 1979, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote that the decision "can only cause one to wonder which cases the court will overrule next." Breyer is about to find out. The justices are gathering Wednesday to consider a momentous question that has roiled the political sphere for decades and become a major feature of every modern-day judicial confirmation hearing: should Roe v. Wade be overturned? Front and center at oral arguments will be a Mississippi law that bars abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, that has the court considering whether a woman has a constitutional right to end a pregnancy. How the Supreme Court crafted its Roe v. Wade decision and what it means today But lurking behind the law is another question that goes to the stability of the court as an institution. The justices will also weigh in on how seriously they should consider the very fact that Roe has been on the books for nearly a half-century. Read MorePut another way: if the court...
    Transportation Pete Buttigieg defended his own paternity leave Monday as he pitched the new $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill headed to President Biden's desk as he said the White House would 'continue to fight' for family leave legislation. His defense of family leave came even as a group of Democratic moderates pledged to back a White House framework agreement 'in its current form other than technical changes' – meaning without family leave provisions that are a priority for progressive lawmakers. 'The president put forward a framework that he's confident can pass the House and the Senate,' Buttigieg told reporters at the White House Monday. 'I think it's also no secret how I feel about family leave and how the president does, which is why ... he campaigned on it and we will continue to fight for it.  Then he defended providing time for leave for the birth of a child or to care for a family member – after he took time after he and husband Chasten adopted twins. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks to the news media during a...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy acknowledged Thursday that he supports same-sex marriage, after GOP Rep. Liz Cheney admitted she had been wrong on the issue.  'Look, same-sex marriage is the law of the land,' McCarthy said when asked if he, like Cheney, had a change of heart. 'It's the law of the land. I support the law of the land. I don't see how that's different, I don't see how that's news.'     Coming from liberal California, McCarthy previously backed the federal ban on same-sex marriage, the Defense of Marriage Act, because it had been the 'law' and generally opting not to say if he was personally supportive or against gay people getting married.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy acknowledged Thursday that he supports same-sex marriage, saying he supports gay unions because it's the 'law of the land'  In 2011, McCarthy was among a group of Republican lawmakers who wanted to join a lawsuit to force the Obama administration to defend DOMA, the Clinton-era federal law that defined marriage between a man and a woman.  'The Defense of Marriage Act was...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy effectively endorsed same-sex marriage on Thursday when asked if his position on the issue has changed. "Look — same-sex marriage is the law of the land, and it's what America holds, and that's the law of the land,” McCarthy said. “I support the law of the land. I don’t see how that’s different. I don’t see how that’s news.” After GOP Rep. Liz Cheney told @60Minutes she was "wrong" to oppose same-sex marriage, reporter asks Kevin McCarthy if his views have changed.McCarthy: "Look — same-sex marriage is the law of the land, and it's what America holds, and that's the law of the land." pic.twitter.com/xgEj4Fimuw— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 30, 2021 HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERS PRESS MEMBERS TO NOT HELP SQUABBLING DEMOCRATS PUSH INFRASTRUCTURE TO FINISH LINE The top House Republican’s position was questioned after Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said in a Sunday 60 Minutes interview that she regretted previously opposing same-sex marriage. Cheney, who Republicans earlier this year kicked out of her House leadership position over her vocal criticism...
    Dude collects grifters like they were Hummel figurines Kudos to The Washington Post for publishing this low-fluff look into a particular sort of American church, specifically the Mercy Culture Church in Fort Worth, Texas. It is a neutral piece of reporting on the goings on inside white evangelicalism in an age when a large chunk of Americans looked at Donald Damn Trump, forever-lying rapist tax cheat, and decided that he was as close to White Conservative Jesus as the movement was going to get. You might see a congregation that believes itself to be in constant contact with God Himself during the ear-rattling song-and-dance routines meant to summon Him up. You might see a congregation being manipulated by some of the oldest cult-adjacent bits of stagecraft around. You might have empathy for a group that considers itself God's chosen soldiers tasked with cleaning up the wickedness of the city around them; you might chafe at yet another American group declaring that wickedness consists of tolerating anything they personally don't like. For the current moment, wickedness means gay people get to live...
    Alcohol-to-go is officially the law of the land in Texas. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Texas government allowed restaurants to fulfill alcohol-to-go orders. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Now, it’s permanent. Alcohol-to-go sales can continue after May 1. From what I hear from Texans, we may just let this keep on going forever.#txlege https://t.co/ossCXyNuPd — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 29, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday afternoon that he was signing a law to cement the temporary measure. Alcohol to-go is now LAW in Texas! Thank you to my partners in the legislature for getting this to my desk.#txlege pic.twitter.com/iPDrbjGwF1 — Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 12, 2021 Is there any governor in America dumb enough to not sign such a bill into law? Who wants to run for re-election after telling people they couldn’t have alcohol-to-go. This is the definition of a no-brainer on Abbott’s part. Alcohol-to-go makes way too much sense to not be legal across the country. Obviously, I’m not advocating for making stupid decisions like drinking and driving. Wait until...
    The people of Georgia elected an African-American senior pastor and a Jewish investigative journalist and documentary producer. We should have been celebrating such a moment of progress in what historically has been a cradle of racism. This was a watershed moment for our electorate and for our country. And yet, today, we are the laughingstock of the world. World leaders are looking at our country saying either: “See, this is why you need to crack skulls and have a dictator” or “They call this a respectful, glorified City on the Hill, a beacon of democracy?” We have taken a step back as a country. The hallowed halls of our Capitol have been stained by the disrespect and malice of those looking to besmirch both the history and future of this great nation. The president of these United States has sought time and again to divide these states. He continues to foment lies and hatred, and sow mistrust. He venerates trespassers and hooligans as patriots. He is guilty of sedition, which has now cost yet another life — this time in...
            by Mary Margaret Olohan  Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that making Roe v. Wade the law of the land is the only “responsible response” to possible attempts from Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to overrule Roe. Biden discussed the possibility that Barrett will be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court during a Monday NBC town hall. “I knew whenever I was graduating high school and entering college that I wanted to obtain my degree and start a career before starting a family,” a woman asked Biden. “Having access to birth control and safe reproductive health care was imperative in making that come true for me. Considering the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, what are your particular plans to protect women’s reproductive rights in the U.S.?” “Number one, we don’t know exactly what she will do, although the expectation is that she may very well move to overrule Roe,” Biden said. “The only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s...
    Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden said, if elected, he will make “the only responsible response” to confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, which, he said, is to ensure legislation passes that makes Roe v. Wade “the law of the land.” On Monday evening, during an NBC town hall in Miami, Florida, Biden responded to a question by Cassidy Brown, who works in sports marketing, that expressed her concern about her inability to obtain birth control and an abortion should Amy Coney Barrett be confirmed to the Supreme Court. “Number one, we don’t know exactly what she will do, although the expectation is that she may very well move to over … overview … overrule Roe,” Biden answered. “The only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s what I would do.” Roe v. Wade must remain the law of the land. pic.twitter.com/1Gq6Ncc2IK — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 6, 2020 In posing her question to Biden, Brown used the language of the abortion industry. She never mentioned the word...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden pledged his support for legal abortion on Monday evening, promising to make Roe v. Wade "the law of the land" if he's elected president. But abortion-rights supporters say a promise to protect Roe isn't enough to ensure access to the procedure. During a town hall on Monday, an audience member asked Biden for his "particular plan to protect women's reproductive rights in the U.S." given the likely confirmation of conservative Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. "Number one, we don't know exactly what she will do, although the expectation is that she very well may overrule Roe, and the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation to make Roe the law of the land," Biden said. "That's what I would do." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox President Trump responded Tuesday morning on Twitter, writing, "Wow. Joe Biden just took a more Liberal position on Roe v. Wade than Elizabeth Warren at her highest." But abortion-rights supporters say that Biden's position — likely a reference to codifying the Supreme...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that making Roe v. Wade the law of the land is the only “responsible response” to possible attempts from Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to overrule Roe. Biden discussed the possibility that Barrett will be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court during a Monday NBC town hall. (RELATED: Here’s A List Of Democrats Who Have Attacked Amy Coney Barrett For Her Faith) “I knew whenever I was graduating high school and entering college that I wanted to obtain my degree and start a career before starting a family,” a woman asked Biden. “Having access to birth control and safe reproductive health care was imperative in making that come true for me. Considering the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, what are your particular plans to protect women’s reproductive rights in the U.S.?” “Number one, we don’t know exactly what she will do, although the expectation is that she may very well move to overrule Roe,” Biden said. “The only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pledged to enact legislation making abortion rights the law of the land — should Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett play a role in overturning a landmark abortion ruling. Speaking to NBC News at a town hall in Miami, Fla., Monday evening, the former vice president made the claim to moderator Lester Holt after being asked by a woman how he planned to protect reproductive rights with the Supreme Court headed toward a conservative majority. “Number one, we don’t know exactly what she will do, although expectation is that she may very well move to…overrule Roe,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said at the start of his answer “And the only thing, the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s what I would do,” he continued. Biden did not offer details to his answer, and the topic wasn’t brought up again when they returned from commercial break. The GOP-led Senate is plowing ahead with President Trump’s nomination of Judge Barrett. Currently, Republicans hold a 53-47...
    Joe Biden has promised to make abortion the "law of the land" in the United States if he becomes President. Biden was asked a question about the abortion law given President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court during an NBC town hall event on Monday. 1Joe Biden has vowed to pass legislation protecting abortion rights Biden said: "Number one, we don't know exactly what she will do, although expectation is that she may very well move to overview - overrule - Roe." Roe v. Wade was a landmark Supreme Court case that legalised abortion across the United States in 1973. Barrett has previously expressed her opposition to the ruling, signing an ad in 2006 that called the law "barbaric" and a "raw exercise of judicial power". Biden said: "The only responsible response to [Barrett's nomination] would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. "That's what I would do." What is Roe v. Wade? In 1973 the Supreme Court ruled to legalise abortion across the US in a landmark case called Roe...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden promised to protect abortion rights if they were threatened by President Trump's Supreme Court pick. Judge Amy Coney Barrett's position regarding Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide, has come under scrutiny as Democrats try to stop her from being elevated to the country's highest court. “We don't know exactly what she will do, although the expectation is that she may very well move to overrule Roe," Biden said Monday during an NBC town hall. "The only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land." The two-term vice president and the 36-year Delaware senator first vowed to codify Roe in 2019 after reversing his stance on the Hyde Amendment. That legislative measure bans federal funds from being used for abortions unless the procedure would save the mother's life or the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest. But Monday's comments were his first after Trump named Barrett to the Supreme Court, his third nominee. And he repeated it in a tweet after...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden vowed to enact legislation codifying Roe v. Wade if Republicans install Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and strike down the landmark law protecting abortion rights. Biden fielded a question about abortion rights Monday night at an NBC town hall from a young woman who called access to abortion and brith control 'imperative,' and wanted to know his plans for protecting reproductive rights amid President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.  'Number one, we don't know exactly what she will do, although expectation is that she may very well move to overview – overrule – Roe,' Biden said, days after it was revealed that Barrett had signed onto an ad in 2006 that called the law 'barbaric' and a 'raw exercise of judicial power.' Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would seek to turn Roe v. Wade's abortion protections into law if a conservative Supreme Court strikes it down 'And the only thing, the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That's what I...
    The Peach State is stricken from the list of states that does not have a hate crime law. Lawmakers approved the measure in its entirety Thursday, one day before the Georgia legislature adjourned for 2020, and Governor Kemp signed the bill into law Friday. The measure passed the House in a vote of 127-38. In the Senate, the measure passed 47-6. The final version provides sentencing guidelines for anyone who commits a crime based on race, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, mental disability, or physical disability. The guidelines would apply for felonies and in misdemeanor offenses of simple assault, simple battery, criminal trespass, battery, and misdemeanor theft. “[W]e took an important, necessary step forward for Georgia. We stood together as fellow Georgians to affirm one simple but powerful motto: Georgia is a state too great to hate,” said Governor Kemp. “The signing of HB 426 is a sign of progress and a milestone worth applauding. This legislation will enhance public safety and ensure that justice is served for all Georgians – regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, or...
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