Portland, Oregon To Vote on Emergency Resolution Banning Trade with Texas in Response to Abortion Law

The city of Portland, Oregon will vote on an emergency resolution banning trade with the state of Texas in response to the state’s abortion law.

The law prohibits virtually all abortions after a heartbeat is detected, which is typically after six weeks of pregnancy. It also essentially deputizes citizens by empowering them to file lawsuits against abortion providers suspected of violating the new policy. read more

Elizabeth Warren on Texas Abortion Ban: “It’s Time for National Laws to Secure Our Reproductive Freedom”

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke out after the state of Texas effectively outlawed abortion by banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

Let’s be clear about what just happened in Texas: The second-largest state in America has effectively banned abortions,” she wrote on Twitter. “We can’t rely on the courts to protect our rights. It’s time for national laws to ensure reproductive freedom.” read more

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Who Has Let COVID go Unchecked for Months, Is Requesting Out-of-State Medical Staff

Governor Greg Abbott has cared much more about fighting the COVID culture war than about keeping people safe. Like Ron DeSantis, the Texas lawmaker has banned mask mandates in his state.

Abbott’s office said in a statement, “Governor Abbott has been clear that we must rely on personal responsibility, not government mandates. Every Texan has a right to choose for themselves and their children whether they will wear masks, open their businesses, or get vaccinated. read more

Report: Trump is Pumping Big Money Into Ohio Primary Because He’s Scared of Another Candidate He Endorsed Losing

Donald Trump needs something to do. Thanks to an investigation by New York State, his business career is in shambles. He’d love to be president again, but has to wait 3 more years to even run.

And in order to be the candidate in 2024, Trump has to keep his control over the Republican party. Right now, it is going pretty well and the GOP has essentially ceded power to the former president. read more

WATCH: Texas Dem Sen. James Talarico Makes Fox News’ Hegseth Squirm By Asking if Donald Trump Won 2020 Election

While CNN and MSNBC make attempts at having GOP lawmakers on as guests, it is a different story at Fox News. Fox News is a channel that focuses on entertainment rather than any real kind of political debate. Why have a guest on that challenges you, when you can just plow forward with the right-wing take? And guest that challenge Fox, like Chip Franklin, haven’t been allowed back on the channel. read more

Texas House Authorizes Arrest Warrants for Democrats Who Left State to Block Voter Restrictions

The Texas House has authorized arrest warrants for the Democrats who left the state to block a bill that would have tightened voter restrictions in the GOP-controlled state.

“Members, the sergeant-at-arms and the officers appointed by him are directed to send for all absentees whose attendance is not excused for the purpose of securing and maintaining their attendance — under warrant of arrest, if necessary,” House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont), said from the floor. read more

Texas State Representative Calls on Democrats to Pass Electoral Reform to Combat Voter Suppression

Speaking to CNN, Texas State Representative Jessica González (D) called on Democrats and the Biden administration to pass comprehensive electoral reform to combat voter suppression efforts.

Addressing recent voter suppression efforts in Texas by the Republican Party and speaking after Democrats walked off the Texas House floor to block the passage of a restrictive voting rights bill, González was firm. read more

Republican Who Lost Texas House Race Because He Opposed Trump Slams His Own Party for Embracing Conspiracy Theories

Speaking to CNN, Michael Wood, a Republican candidate for a Texas House seat who lost the race after running on an anti-Donald Trump platform, decried the direction the GOP has gone in, calling it a “sad commentary” on American politics that so many members of the party have embraced conspiracy theories, namely the former president’s falsehoods about the 2020 general election. read more