I spent today in a Houston abortion clinic. They had 20 patients on the schedule — and had to figure out how to turn them away.
Grateful to the providers, staff and patients who trusted me to observe these vulnerable moments that will go down in history.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…

Pence calls for a national abortion ban nytimes.com/live/2022/06/2…

The *material, measurable* differences between what we might call Red America and Blue America are astonishing theatlantic.com/politics/archi…




"Despite fierce lobbying from outside forces to pull back from the precipice of overturning Roe, Alito’s writing contains all 10 key passages POLITICO identified in early May as the critical pieces of the abortion ruling."
politico.com/news/2022/06/2…






I'm still in shock a little. I saw a man try to kill two women, while his wife screamed and told him to stop. I'm grateful to @AndyBCampbell for reporting it out huffpost.com/entry/truck-dr…


If you're wondering why Dems seem so willfully confused about what's been causing inflation, and what policies could modestly alleviate it, it might be because a contingent of the populist left views even *talking* to the business community as selling out. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…

"This is a story about men gaining power by trading away something that meant little to them compared with their own stature: the rights of women."
-- @maureendowd in @nytopinion
nyti.ms/3Oz6fI0

Yes, Jeffrey Clark was a clownish Iago; the theories about Italian satellites were certifiably insane; Trump’s election lies were absurd and easily debunked; and the smoking guns are right there in plain sight.
But, it was a damned close run thing.

New: “It used to be the case that where the court fell was well within the lines of the average Americans’ positions. Now we are estimating that the court falls more squarely in line with the average Republican, not the average American.” washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…

This is what it actually means to criminalize abortion.
I am not sure America is prepared for the level of invasive policing that women are about to endure.
via @jiatolentino



New: Trump has made John Solomon an official representative on his behalf to the National Archives so he can get access to Russia documents


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NEW: Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov had lunch on Thursday at Cafe Milano in Georgetown with former U.S. envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad. I was at a nearby table and overheard much of the conversation. What they said, via @playbookdc: politico.com/newsletters/pl…














Nearly 10 months into the Texas abortion ban, women have started having the babies they never planned to carry to term.
I got to know Brooke Alexander — an 18-year-old in Corpus Christi who wanted an abortion, and now has twins. washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…



I was a very young & green reporter when #SCOTUS decided Roe. The vote then was 7-2, w mainly Republican appointees. Even conservative Sen. Barry Goldwater supported abortion rights. The amazing thing was that Roe wasn't the lead story. LBJ's death was. npr.org/2022/06/24/110…




The NRA was deeply involved in drafting the bill, ultimately opposing it over a demand that the boyfriend loophole include a clause that would have loosened current law.
Everytown was also deep in, w/a staffer embedded in the negotiations advising Dems.