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Former news anchor Kari Lake won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday.

Lake was ahead by double digits in the polls leading up to the primary. But lawyer and businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson surged ahead after election officials counted mail in ballots.

Lake came from behind to win the primary on Thursday night when Maricopa County released results from thousands of mail in ballots "dropped off" at the polls on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

The AP claims Republicans are unhappy that Lake won, because they are trying to move past the Donald Trump era.

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Lake quit her job as a popular news anchor at Phoenix television station KSAZ-TV after 22 years. She announced her campaign for governor on June 1, 2021 and described herself as a "Trump candidate."

Lake, who donated to Barack Obama's campaign for president, said she would not have certified President Joe Biden's 2020 victory.

"Arizonans who have been forgotten by the establishment just delivered a political earthquake," Lake said in a victory statement on Thursday night.

The mom-of-2 will next face Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in the November election for governor of Arizona.

The Associated Press and other liberal news outlets despise Lake because she is anti-establishment and an unrepentant Trump supporter.

Watch Lake diss a CNN reporter in a video that went viral earlier this year.
 

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Trevor Noah wants Congress to make interracial marriage mandatory in the United States. The comedian and host of "The Daily Show" made the statement on Wednesday's show.

On Tuesday the House voted to pass a bill that codified same-sex and interracial marriage.

Noah, who is mixed race, suggested Congress go one step further and make interracial marriage mandatory.

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"The House has officially passed a bill legalizing gay and interracial marriage," Noah said. "Which is a great victory for 1995. Because let's be honest. It's really strange to be diving back into this debate that we thought was resolved in 2015, right?"

He continued: "This is weird that they're like, 'We're doing this now.' What do you mean, now? What's next — we're going to start arguing about that dress again? Is that what we're doing? 'Cause it's over, guys," Noah said, referring to a photo of a dress that went viral on Twitter in 2015. "It's over. We decided a long time ago it's blue and black, alright? And anyone who thinks it's white and gold is a Nazi."

Noah then slammed the 157 House Republicans who voted against the equality bill.

"So you're on the record now against interracial marriage? Like, look, I know mixed couples have ruined your lives for the past few years," he said. "But it's time to let that go."

Should interracial marriage be mandatory? he asked.

"Uh, this one's a little bit harder, but, uh, I'm gonna say yeah, let's do it. All the babies would be super cute. Done. Three votes, we're in."
 

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Stacey Abrams recently held a conversation with about 2 dozen Black men at Fellaship ATL cigar lounge in downtown Atlanta.

The event was hosted by V-103's Big Tigger.

Abrams, a rumored closeted lesbian, promised that, if elected, she will "show up" for Black men when they need her.

"It's not enough to get elected, if you don't do the work," she said. "And so my mission is to not only show up when I need you, but to show up when you need me."

She added: "We need a governor who actually sees our people and has a plan for our success. If you share my belief that justice and safety and prosperity and progress are our rights as Georgians, then please vote for me to be the next governor of the great states of Georgia."

The fellas at the cigar lounge seemed polite and somewhat attentive, but Abrams will need a bigger turnout to carry her over the finish line against incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp in November.

Critics note that she never reveals her talking points - other than to call Georgia "the worst" place to live.

Abrams lost by 55,000 votes to Kemp in 2018, and it looks like history will repeat itself in November.

The responses to Abrams' video on Twitter were less than enthusiastic.

One Twitter user wrote: "As a black American man. I will [not] vote for a woman who wants to replace me with illegals."

Another Twitter user wrote, "LMAO. Black men don’t fall for this."

And a third person tweeted: "Abrams doesn’t like black men."

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House Democrats and Republicans voted 234-193 on Friday to approve a sweeping gun reform bill, sending it to the President's desk to be signed into law. The new bill will take guns out of the hands of criminals.

The Senate voted 65 to 33 late Thursday to approve the bipartisan gun control bill. The bill won the support of all 50 Democrats and 15 Republicans.

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Lawmakers are calling the bill the most significant gun reform legislation in nearly 30 years.

The new bill was approved weeks after a plethora of mass shootings shook America to its core.

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19 children and 2 teachers were killed during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. And 10 people were shot and killed at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY.

Both mass shootings were carried out by troubled teenagers who obtained their assault rifles legally.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 SCOTUS decision that the US Constitution protects a pregnant woman's choice to abort her baby.

The ruling means women in the U.S. no longer have constitutional rights to an abortion.

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The six conservative justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade while the three liberal justices voted against it.

The SCOTUS' decision was announced on Friday, after weeks of death threats and turmoil in the streets.

Anti-abortionists celebrated the decision on the courthouse steps and around the country.

The decision was expected after a clerk leaked an internal memo to Politico.com in May indicating that the SCOTUS justices had the votes to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The ruling will force pregnant women to find unsafe alternatives to abortions. Many women will be forced to travel out of states where abortions are now illegal.

Ohio is one of the states that is expected to make abortions illegal in most situations. Abortions are already illegal in Texas and Georgia.

The U.S. Supreme Court also expanded gun rights in NY state, striking down a law that required gun owners to show cause why they needed a gun license.

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The Biden administration announced a 3-month federal gas tax holiday on Wednesday. A move that will save motorists over 18 cents per gallon at the gas pumps.

US gas prices hit a record $5 a gallon earlier this month. Last week, the President announced a proposal for a gas tax holiday which must be approved by Congress.

"By suspending the 18-cent federal gas tax for the next 90 days, we can bring down the price of gas and give families just a little bit of relief," Joe Biden said Wednesday from the White House.

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He also urged states and local governments to suspend their gas taxes.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp suspended gas tax in March, saving consumers 29 cents per gallon at the pump. The tax holiday will be in effect until mid-July. Gas prices in Georgia hover just above $4 a gallon.

Former President Barack Obama once opposed a federal gas tax holiday, which he referred to as "a gimmick".

"Barack Obama was right. A gas tax holiday was a bad idea in 2008 and it's a bad idea today," Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted in March.

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Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will join the White House staff as director of the Office of Public Engagement, a White House official announced.

Bottoms will replace Cedric Richmond, one of two dozen Black staffers who have left the White House in recent months.

Elected in 2017, Bottoms served one term as mayor of Atlanta. She was reportedly advised not to run for reelection because she would lose due to the post-pandemic crime problem in Atlanta.

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Bottoms, 52, had hopes of being chosen as Biden's running mate in 2020, but she was passed over for Kamala Harris who was preferred by former President Barack Obama.

Her new job as advisor to the President comes at a time when her boss, Joe Biden, set a record for the lowest approval ratings of all U.S. Presidents since Gallup started tracking approval ratings in 1945.

According to Gallup, just 41% of Americans approve of the job Biden is doing.

Biden is reportedly furious at his falling approval ratings. During a speech at a union convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Biden defended his economic plans amid inflation fears and increasing gas prices.

"I don't want to hear any more of these lies about reckless spending, we're changing people's lives," he told reporters.

According to Axios, Bottoms has committed to working with the Biden administration at least through the November midterm elections.

The White House is seeking to improve its relations with the Black community after a new poll shows the President is losing Black voter support.

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Gun control legislation that millions have prayed for will soon become reality in America.

In a surprise move over the weekend, 10 Republicans in the Senate reached a compromise with Democrats on a sweeping gun control legislation proposal.

The news sparked outrage among gun lovers, and comes a week after House Democrats passed the most restrictive gun reform package in history.

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The House approved a gun reform bill last week, but political analysts yawned, because they knew gun legislation would never make it past the Senate.

That is, until this weekend, when ten Republican senators agreed not to filibuster the package, which would have doomed the gun reform bill.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, one of the lead negotiators, released a summary of the new agreement reached by Senate GOP members and Senate Democrats.

The bill will allow states to implement so-called "red flag" laws, increase spending for mental health services and school-safety measures, and close the "boyfriend loophole," that previously blocked domestic abusers from buying guns.

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The new legislation will also place restrictions on licensed gun dealers, and strengthen the existing background-check system for gun buyers under 21, to include a review of juvenile and mental health records, and stronger penalties for firearm straw purchases (to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and gang members).

The new gun reform proposal quickly received the President's backing on Sunday night. Joe Biden has said he will sign the new bill immediately.

Question: Are you surprised that both chambers of Congress agreed to Gun Control so quickly in your lifetime?

Outraged gun lovers reacted swiftly to the news on Twitter.

FYI: "RINO" means Republicans In Name Only.

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A new poll shows Black support for the President of the United States is declining.

According to the Washington Post, a poll released Thursday found that Joe Biden's approval rating with Black Americans is just 56%. That's a drop of more than 30% from July 2021.

Black Florida voters say their ability to save money has declined under Biden. They said high gas prices, spiraling crime, and the current economy may be factors in their decision not to vote for Joe Biden in 2024.

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Biden and Harris spoke with Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, after an executive order signing event enacting further police reform in the East Room of the White House on May 25, in Washington, DC.

While a few Black voters in Florida said they hated Trump, they also noted that life was easier under Trump.

"All I know is when Trump was President, I had a few more dollars in my pocket," said one Florida voter.

Another voter said, "You might not like Trump, I think he is an ass sometimes, but the things he did benefited more people in the US. More high paying jobs, above living wage (at least in my area)."

To his credit, Biden has followed through on support for HBCUs and expanding the federal judiciary including nominating the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate David Perdue criticized Stacey Abrams after she called Georgia the "worst state" to live in.

Abrams disparaged Georgia during a campaign speech on Saturday.

"I am tired of hearing about how we're the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live in. When you're number 48 for mental health, we're number 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that's on the rise and wages that are on the decline, then you are not the number 1 place to live."

 
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Perdue commented on Abrams' controversial statements at a campaign stop in Dunwoody on Monday.

"Did you all see what Stacey said this weekend? She said that Georgia is the worst place in the country to live," Perdue told the audience. He said Abrams should "go back to where she came from" if Georgia is the worst place to live.

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"Hey, she ain't from here. Let her go back to where she came from. She doesn't like it here," he said.

Abrams was born in Wisconsin and raised in Mississippi. She moved to Georgia while in high school and graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta.

Perdue also criticized comments Abrams made during her failed campaign for governor in 2018.

The former Georgia senator accused the Democratic gubernatorial candidate of "demeaning her own race," according to the NY Post.

"When she told Black farmers, 'You don't need to be on the farm,' and she told Black workers in hospitality and all this, 'You don't need to be' — she is demeaning her own race when it comes to that," he said.

"I am really over this. She should never be considered ... for governor of any state, much less our state — where she hates to live."

Gov. Brian Kemp holds a comfortable lead over Perdue and is expected to defeat him easily in Tuesday's primary (May 24).

Kemp defeated Abrams by 50,000 votes in Georgia's gubernatorial race in 2018. Abrams has yet to concede to Kemp. She insists that the election was stolen from her.

She claims she will accept the results of the upcoming election in November.

Kemp polls consistently higher than Abrams in the 2022 race for governor, according to the NY Post.

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Stacey Abrams calls Georgia the worst place to live in the United States. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate hopes to unseat incumbent Governor Brian Kemp in November.

During a speech on Saturday, Abrams explained why she still wants to be governor of the worst state in the US: "I'm running for governor because I know that we have to have a conversation about who we are in this state and what we want for each other and from each other."

She continued: "I am tired of hearing about how we're the best state in the country to do business when we are the worst state in the country to live in. When you're number 48 for mental health, we're number 1 for maternal mortality, when you have an incarceration rate that's on the rise and wages that are on the decline, the you are not the number 1 place to live."

Abrams suggested that she - and only she - can solve the state's problems.

"Georgia is capable of greatness, but we need greatness to be in our governor's office. We need someone who actually believes in bringing all of us in there together. We're going to make sure the state of Georgia does its job. We're going to take care of our people in the state of Georgia."

Abrams later tweeted that Georgia is "#2 in uninsured. #1 in maternal mortality & new HIV cases, #9 in gun violence... For too many, Kemp's Georgia doesn't include them. Why? Because [Kemp Doesn't Care]."

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Gov. Brian Kemp commented on Abrams' statements in response to another tweet.

"Stacey Abrams may think differently, but I believe Georgia is the best state to live, work, and raise a family."




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Ana Navarro is calling out Republicans who are in favor of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade pro-abortion law.

On Monday, Politico.com published a draft of an internal SCOTUS memo suggesting the justices plan to overturn Roe v. Wade in a decision at the end of May or in June.

Democrats expressed their outrage and riots erupted in some U.S. cities as pro-abortion activists voiced their disapproval.

CNN contributor Ana Navarro was a guest on Don Lemon Tonight, where she reminded Republicans in Congress that they have daughters and mistresses who might get pregnant.

"Republicans have daughters, young daughters, and mistresses that get pregnant, too. And how many Republican legislators have we heard about in Congress, some of them, who had to leave their jobs because we learned they wanted their mistresses to get abortions," Navarro said. "So this is one of these causes, one of these issues, where now that they got what they wanted, they may regret it. They may be saying to themselves, 'Oh, holy lord. We got what we wanted, now what?'"

Listeners who called into WSB Radio's "Word On the Street" on Monday were split on the issue of overturning Roe v. Wade.

But the tide turned on Tuesday. "The majority of our listeners that called in on Tuesday are against it," said host Shelley Wynter.

Political analysts say the draft leak was intentional to give Democrats - like gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams - a fighting chance in November.

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The White House reacted with outrage after a memo leaked that suggests the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The memo was obtained by Politico.com and published on Monday, May 2. The memo is an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito.

The Biden administration expressed outrage on Tuesday, saying the White House would be "ready when any ruling is issued" in May or June.

The president also urged voters to elect "more pro-choice senators" during the midterms in November.

"We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled," Justice Alito wrote in his initial draft. He described doctors and nurses who terminate pregnancies as "abortionists."

The president said overturning Roe v. Wade could impact laws such as "who you marry, whether or not you decide to conceive a child or not, whether or not you can have a abortion, a range of other decisions."

"I just got a call saying that it's been announced that it is a real draft but it doesn't represent who's gonna vote for it yet," Biden said. "I hope there are not enough votes for it."

The memo leak was the first of its kind in SCOTUS history. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the draft was legit, and it does not "represent a decision by the court or the final position of any member."

He vowed to investigate the leaker and hold that person accountable. A court clerk has been identified on social media as the culprit.

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The U.S. Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court in a historic vote on Thursday. Jackson is the first Black female Supreme Court justice.

The final vote was 53 to 47, with all 50 Democrats voting yes. The Democrats were joined by Republican Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote, NBC reports.

Jackson is due to take office in June or July - when Justice Stephen Breyer is expected to retire.

Jackson faced relatively easy questions during her confirmation hearings compared to Justice Amy Coney Barrett who received no Democratic votes.

Barrett was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by then-President Donald Trump.

Democrats expressed their joy on Twitter.

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Democrats in several states have proposed $300 a month stimulus checks to help Americans struggling to pay for gas amid soaring gas prices.

A new bill proposed by three Democrats in California, Connecticut and Illinois proposes $300 a month stimulus checks to help some families.

Gas prices in California have hit $6 a gallon while some stations were charging $8 a gallon last week.

Gas in California is the highest in the nation currently. The average cost of gas in the nation is past $4.

Gas and oil prices remain volatile due to the Russia/Ukraine conflict.

"Americans are feeling the impact at the pump of Vladimir Putin's illegal invasion of Ukraine, and right now we must work together on commonsense policy solutions to ease the financial burden that my constituents are feeling," Thompson said in a press release on Wednesday.

"The Putin Price Hike is putting strain on our economy, and I am proud to be working with Reps. Larson and Underwood to introduce this legislation to provide middle-class Americans with monthly payments to ease the financial burden of this global crises."