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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

In Georgia, Democrats Nominate First Black Woman For Governor

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Stacey Abrams won the Democratic primary for the governor’s race in Georgia Tuesday night, putting her in position to be the first black woman to become governor in the history of the United States. No major party has ever nominated a black woman to be governor before, and only a handful of black men have ever been elected as state governors.

The former state legislator won with overwhelming support in the primary. She defeated Stacey Evans, also a former state legislator, and early indications suggest that her Republican opponent will have to be decided after the primary election goes to a runoff.…

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Texas Pol Says Santa Fe Massacre Caused By Abortion Rights

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

The massacre at Santa Fe High School in Texas this week was the 22nd school shooting this year alone. But rather than address the proliferation of guns, Texas Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants to blame abortion.

On Sunday’s “This Week,” Patrick initially blamed the shooting on a surplus of entrance and exit doors in the school.

And when host George Stephanopoulos asked him about the disturbing fact that “more students (have been) killed by gun violence in schools than active duty military deaths in 2018,” Patrick’s response was absurd, if all too predictable.

“George, should we be surprised in this nation?” he asked.…

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New York Attorney General Resigns After Allegations Of Abusive Conduct Toward Women

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

In the age of President Donald Trump, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been a prominent figure in the resistance. He has frequently challenged the administration’s most controversial moves in court, and he threw his weight behind the women coming forward as a part of the #MeToo movement and even stood up to Harvey Weinstein.

But on Monday night, the New Yorker revealed that Schneiderman’s mantle as a champion for liberals and women appears underserved: Four women, including two who spoke on the record with the magazine, have made credible allegations of physical abuse against the attorney general.…

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