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Texas doctor who says he performed abortion sued in first known challenge under new law

Texas doctor who says he performed abortion sued in first known challenge under new law

A San Antonio doctor who wrote a Washington Post op-ed claiming that he had violated Texas’ six-week abortion ban now faces a lawsuit brought against him under the ban. The lawsuit was filed Monday by Oscar Stilley, a former tax attorney in Arkansas who is serving a home confinement sentence for a federal conviction on…MORE

Open warfare breaks out between liberals and moderates over Biden agenda

Open warfare breaks out between liberals and moderates over Biden agenda

Tensions are reaching a boiling point for Democrats as intense divisions between liberals and moderates threaten to derail key pillars of President Joe Biden’s agenda and factions within the party increasingly cast blame on one another. The Biden agenda has entered a pivotal stage on Capitol Hill as House Democrats run up against a looming…MORE

Rep. Tim Ryan says he has tested positive for Covid-19

Rep. Tim Ryan says he has tested positive for Covid-19

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio announced Monday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Ryan, who is vaccinated, urged his constituents to wear a mask and get vaccinated in a series of tweets. “Today, I tested positive for COVID-19. While I’m currently experiencing mild symptoms, I’m grateful to have…MORE

Memo shows Trump lawyer’s six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election
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Memo shows Trump lawyer’s six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election

A conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the election results on January 6 when Congress counted the Electoral College votes by throwing out electors from seven states, according to the new book “Peril” from Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert…MORE

4 steps that have to happen before Covid-19 vaccine is available for younger children
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4 steps that have to happen before Covid-19 vaccine is available for younger children

A highly anticipated announcement Monday from the companies Pfizer and BioNTech revealed that their lower-dose Covid-19 vaccine was found to be safe and generated a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11, based on data from a Phase 2/3 trial. Many parents now are waiting for the time when their young children can…MORE

San Francisco mayor scolds ‘fun police’ after being criticized for flouting city’s indoor mask mandate

San Francisco mayor scolds ‘fun police’ after being criticized for flouting city’s indoor mask mandate

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is defending herself after flouting the city’s indoor mask mandate, criticizing “fun police” for raising questions about her recent appearance at a live concert where she was seen dancing and posing for photos without a mask on. In video shared on social media, Breed, a Democrat, was seen last week…MORE

The US death toll from Covid-19 just surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemic
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The US death toll from Covid-19 just surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemic

Despite all the scientific and medical advances of the past 103 years, the Covid-19 pandemic has now killed more Americans than the 1918 flu pandemic did. More than 675,000 people in the United States have died from Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. That surpasses the estimated US death toll from the deadliest pandemic of…MORE

GM will begin repairs on fire-prone Chevy Bolts next month
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GM will begin repairs on fire-prone Chevy Bolts next month

General Motors will begin replacing damaged and fire-prone battery cells on some of its recalled Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles in mid-October, the automaker announced Monday. GM first announced a recall of the Chevy Bolt electric vehicles in November 2020 due to fire risk, but it didn’t have an immediate fix. In May, it announced a…MORE