South Carolina governor to reinstate Fetal Heartbeat Act after SCOTUS ruling
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) plans to file a petition to overturn an injunction of the state’s Fetal Heartbeat Act following Friday morning’s historic Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The law would effectively ban all abortions after 6 weeks in the state, but would include exceptions for rape, incest, fetal anomalies, or if the mother’s life is in danger. However, if a doctor were to perform an abortion outside of those parameters, they could face felony charges, up to two years in jail, and a $10,000 fine.
Experts Debate: Does Donald Trump Have a Chance For a Second Term?
The revocation of Roe v. Wade will impact both major political parties. Questions have been renewed if Donald Trump, who largely built the conservative SCOTUS and is the primary subject of current January 6 hearings, can again win voters to his side.
Texas may hold referendum to secede from the U.S.
At the Texas Republican convention held in Houston this month, the Texas GOP announced their new party platform, spurring censure from those who argue that it's too radical. One measure that many Democrats have inveighed against is the Texas GOP's proposal to potentially "secede from the union."
A Brief History of Pre-Trump Conservatism and Pre-Biden Liberalism
Republicans and Democrats of yesteryear bore little resemblance to those of today. This article is based on historical records and accredited media reports, and is not intended to represent a partisan point of view. All linked information within this article is fully-attributed to the following outlets:NPR.org, CNN.com, FOXNews.com, Twitter.com, Wikipedia.org, and HistoryWorld.net.
Governor Baker refuses to accept a bill that would have allowed undocumented migrants to get driver's licenses
Massachusetts Governor Baker has refused to accept a bill that would have enabled undocumented foreign nationals to get driver's licenses. Governor Charlie Baker in Southborough, Massachusetts.Nancy Lane /AFP.
Republican Gov. Baker has the highest approval rating & democratic fans - but no real political future, says columnist
Editor's Note: This piece has been amended to reflect Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbott's performance. Governor Charlie Baker has garnered a higher approval rating than other Republican leaders. He is also said to be more popular among democrats -- making him the only Republican governor to amass this public following. Columnists argue why the GOPs are not considering him for the oval office.
Leaked Document Suggests Supreme Court May Strike Down Roe v. Wade
gavel for lawPhoto by Tingey Injury Law Firm (Creative Commons/Unsplash) In a shocking turn of events, Politico has obtained a document that it states is written by Justice Samuel Alito that would strike down Roe v. Wade.
Governor Kemp Signs Constitutional Carry of Handguns Into Law in Georgia – Permits No Longer Required To Own a Gun
Georgia joins over 20 states that allow constitutional carry. On April 13, Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed SB319 into law meaning that constitutional carry of handguns is now legal in the state. In practice it means that any qualifying person can own and carry a handgun without first applying for a permit or having to undergo training.
Republican Party Kentucky Primary Election 2022- May 17th, 2022
After the Kentucky General Assembly's 2022 session adjourning next week, the Kentucky Primary Election is set to occur May 17th, 2022. Republicans head to the ballots for 2022 Republican Party Primary in MayRPK.org.
Opinion: Florida law bans "critical race theory" from workplace training or classroom discussions
Charlie Kirk and Governor Ron DeSantis speaking at the 2021 Student Action SummitWikimedia Commons. On March 10, the Florida Senate passed House Bill 7, which conservatives have proudly dubbed the "Stop WOKE Act." Now that the bill has received a stamp of approval from both houses of the Florida legislature, it will be sent to the desk of Governor Ron DeSantis. Since he has signaled support for this measure, it's all but a foregone conclusion that it will be passed.
What will it take to shake up America’s two-party political system?
A look into America's two-party system.Derick McKinney, Unsplash. Don’t get Marla Thompson-Kendall started about America’s two-party political system. “They’re both ineffective,” the Riverdale resident said of the Democratic and Republican parties. Although she’s voted for Democrats over the years, she remained open to what Republicans had to say and even came to appreciate some Republicans such as former president George W. Bush.
Latest Poll Reveals That DeSantis Leads Trump As Republican Presidential Candidate for 2024 – For Now at Least
Governor DeSantis Edges Out Donald Trump as GOP Nominee. Just a month after rumors surfaced of a rift between former president Donald Trump and Florida's Governor, Ron DeSantis, a poll was reported on February 24, showing DeSantis as the preferred nominee in 2024.
Opinion - Deregulation Hypocrites
Buried in the last pre-Biden Republican relief package (such as it was), were new regulations preventing workers from suing their employers until at least 2024, while on the other hand, business owners will be allowed to sue their workers for even daring to attempt to bring suit against them. This would not only be extremely unsafe for workers, it would also endanger every consumer. One of the main things that holds greedy callous corporate America in check today, is the ability of workers and consumers to sue and, the ability of whistle-blower workers to warn consumers of unsafe products and services.
Queen City Roundup 1/18: Snowstorm impacts schools and roads, 2 new COVID testing sites, primary election decision
Snow decorates North Tryon Street during Charlotte's last major storm in 2018(Wes Hicks/Unsplash) (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) Good snowy morning, Charlotte! Sunday's storm ravaged the American South, causing accidents, delays and school cancellations in the Queen City. We'll tell you what was closed, what remains shuttered and what conditions to be vigilant for as the sun comes out today.
Quotes by Pope Francis About Your Responsibility to Fight Climate Change
Climate change has been a deeply politicized problem in many parts of the United States. Mostly states that have ties to the oil industry feel strong about their effects on sea levels, wildfires, temperatures and hurricanes. Fair. I mean, admiting to such responsibility is no small feat, especially when you stand to lose your job in the process. This is probably the biggest reason why a handful of organizations and people strongly market the idea of a "Cliamte Hoax."