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Biden Scolds 'MAGA Republicans' After 5th Circuit Court Strikes Down DACA, Orders No New Applicants
President Biden lashed out at a federal appeals court on Wednesday, after it ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegally implemented by the Obama administration.
In a statement, the president called the decision "unlawful" and urged Congress to make permanent legislative protections to help more than 600,000 immigrants currently protected by DACA.
On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court’s three-judge panel determined the Obama administration lacked the authority to institute the DACA program. However, the court stopped short of judicially dismantling it and said DACA migrants could continue to receive legal protections.Read More
Ten 2024 Contenders Facing Big Stakes In Midterms
This year’s midterm elections are destined to shape the 2024 hopes of several leading figures in both parties.
For some, the results will put a dent in their future ambitions. For others, they will be fuel for the quest ahead.
Here are 10 of the big names with a lot to win or lose in November — whether or not they are candidates themselves.Read More
Long Covid Is Still Disabling Millions Of Americans
Of the nearly 24 million adults in the U.S. who currently have long COVID, more than 80% are having some trouble carrying out daily activities, according to CDC data released Wednesday.
Nearly three years into a pandemic that has left millions newly disabled, medical researchers continue to search for an effective treatment.
Long COVID symptoms can include shortness of breath, cognitive difficulties and symptoms that worsen even with minimal physical or mental effort — a primary indicator of chronic fatigue syndrome.Read More
Dozens Dead After Mass Shooting At Child-Care Center In Thailand, Police Say
At least 30 people, including children, were dead after a mass shooting at a child-care center in northeast Thailand, the country's Central Investigation Bureau said.
The suspect, who was identified as Panya Kamrab, 34, also died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.Read More
Mexico Mayor Assassinated In Town Hall Massacre
Gunmen have shot dead the mayor of a small town in western Mexico, and at least 17 others, officials say.
Police say gunmen stormed the San Miguel Totolapan town hall at 14:00 (19:00 GMT) on Wednesday. Photos online show it riddled with bullet holes.
Mayor Conrado Mendoza Almeda's left-wing PRD party condemned his "cowardly" assassination and demanded justice.
The attack has been blamed on the Los Tequileros criminal gang, which is linked to a powerful drug cartel.
Police officers and council workers were also killed in the massacre, with graphic images of bloodied bodies lying on the ground circulating on social media.Read More
In Key Battlegrounds, GOP Onslaught Of Crime Ads Tightens Senate Races
Republicans have unleashed a barrage of negative ads in the final weeks of the midterms that hammer Democrats on crime.
In at least two states, the strategy appears to be taking hold.
Recent polling suggests that after GOP Senate candidates zeroed in on crime in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, the trajectory of the races shifted. In Wisconsin in particular, the negative ads have relentlessly targeted Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, who is challenging Sen. Ron Johnson.
“They’ve all got the same crib notes: Attack Democrats on crime,” said political science professor Charles Franklin, the director of the Marquette University Law School poll.Read More
Abortion Policy Reversal By Michels Underscores Differences Among Wisconsin Republicans On Exceptions
Republican Tim Michels was talking to a roomful of party activists in early September when he fielded a question about his position on abortion. Michels vowed he would never change, and said he was "winning" his race against Democratic Gov. Tim Evers precisely because people saw him as "a man of conviction, a man who doesn't waffle."
Two weeks later, Michels retreated from his unqualified support for Wisconsin's 1849 law banning abortion except to save the life of the mother, saying if elected he would sign legislation to grant exceptions for rape and incest.Read More
Darrell Brooks Trial Day 3: Judge Denies Brooks' Motion To Adjourn Trial Over Covid-19 Claims
The judge in the homicide trial against Darrell Brooks denied his motion on Wednesday to adjourn the case over his claims he may have Covid-19.
Brooks is the man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens more in the Waukesha Christmas parade. A jury was seated on Tuesday, and opening remarks are scheduled to begin on Thursday.Read More
Barnes Raises $20 Million More In Wisconsin Senate Race
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes said Wednesday his campaign had raised $20.1 million for the three-month period that ran through September, which included the period after he won the August primary.
Barnes faces Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on Nov. 8 in a race that could determine which party has majority control of the Senate. Johnson, who is seeking his third term, has not yet released his fundraising totals for the third quarter. They are due by Oct. 15.Read More
Dems Knock GOP Over Abortion As Lawmakers Adjourn Special Session On Ballot Initiatives
Five weeks out from the election, Wisconsin Dems sought to place a spotlight on abortion as Gov. Tony Evers told a Capitol rally he and Dem AG Josh Kaul have been a “brick wall” against GOP efforts to restrict access to the procedure.
Evers addressed a rally on the Capitol steps shortly after GOP legislative leaders on Tuesday quickly gaveled in and out of a special session the guv called seeking to give voters a pathway to overturning the state’s 1849 abortion ban, which only allows an exception to save the life of a mother.
“I believe people deserve a voice since they’ve been failed by the Republicans in this building time and time again,” Evers said. “We should give the people an opportunity to vote on these important issues.”Read More