The Show Notes: Aborting The Midterms, Inflation Madness, & The Unbiased Press Secretary
Welcome! A U.S. House race in West Virginia and a gubernatorial race in Nebraska are today’s primary races to watch.
Clip of the day: Why is the Treasury Secretary commenting on abortion?
Democrats Abort Their Midterm Chances
NBC News has a damning piece out this morning on how the Democrats are dividing their party with a show-vote on abortion. The piece titled ‘Democrats' all but doomed Senate abortion vote threatens to divide the party’ has this brutal analysis:
Senate Democrats are once again headed for a show vote — this time on abortion — that risks dividing their party, depressing their base, and looks all but certain to be defeated.
Of course, Democrats don’t have good options here after the leaked draft opinion raised the likelihood of a decision that axes Roe vs. Wade. And they don’t want to let the decision come this summer without taking some action.
But this comes after other show votes Democrats have taken — on the minimum wage and voting rights — that have divided their party, depressed their base and failed in the 50-50 Senate.
Here are more headlines on the abortion debate:
White House says it has 'not seen violence' against Supreme Court justices, as protests erupt outside homes - Fox News
Senators quickly pass bill to expand security for families of Supreme Court justices - CNN
Pelosi lauds protesters using 'righteous anger' to 'march and mobilize,' as Supreme Court set to overturn Roe - Fox News
McConnell repeats pledge to never end filibuster for any issue including aboriton - National Review
Biden’s Inflation Plan
Joe Biden is set to discuss how his administration is combating record-setting inflation. There’s just one problem - I read the memo and Biden’s plan only makes inflation worse. Go read the full story here. The move comes in response to Senator Rick Scott’s plan to force everyone to pay some level of income tax.
The Unbiased Press Secretary
The brand new White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre once describe Fox News as a racist network in a recently released clip with MSNBC. Jean-Pierre tweeted the clip and said “Fox News was racist before #coronavirus, they are racist during coronavirus, and Fox News will be racist after the coronavirus” Ouch.
Tom Brady Joins Fox Sports
While Tom Brady’s secret plan to buy the Miami Dolphins fell apart, Brady has secured a post-football gig with Fox Sports after he retires from the NFL. The news comes as Joe Buck and Troy Aikman left the network for ESPN. Brady, 44, will play for the Tamba Bay Buccaneers for at least one more year. Fun fact: nfl.com describes Brady as “comically underpaid on his current deal with Tampa Bay by seemingly any metric.”
The rest of the news:
Nearly encircled, Ukraine’s last stronghold in Luhansk resists Russian onslaught - WSJ
GOP heavyweights launch “anti-woke” lobbying group - Axios
The “best ever” photo of a UFO released after 50-years. - Barstool
Congressman probing Commanders cancels fundraiser over ethics question - Politico
NY Dems propose taxpayers fund abortions for migrants, out-of-staters - NY Post
Pensions bad year poised to get worse - WSJ
DHS disinformation ‘czar’ Jankowicz pushed Trump-Russia claims at center of Durham case - NY Post
DeSantis signs bill requiring education on communist regimes in public schools - National Review
A 1,000-pound great white shark makes its way near the Jersey Shore - NY Post
Nicolle Wallace gets pushback from her own guest after trying to blame Jan. 6 for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
More people watched Newsmax than CNN in prime time on Friday thanks to a Trump rally - Mediaite
Day trader army loses all the money it made in meme-stock era - Bloomberg
Gas prices jump to fresh record highs - CNN
Three decades after Pablo Escobar's death, drugs ravage Medellin - Yahoo
Tweets that caught my eye: