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Michigan GOP candidate wants US to withhold aid to countries where abortion is legal

Kaishi Chhabra John Gibbs has said he is ‘absolutely against abortion’ in all cases. Michigan Republican congressional candidate John Gibbs suggested in a May interview that the United States should withhold aid from countries where abortion is legal. Gibbs, who is running for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, has said he is “absolutely against abortion” and is … Continued

Biden announces $900 million investment in car chargers along 53,000 miles of interstate

Oliver Willis The Biden administration said it’s committed to deploying half a million electric vehicle chargers across the country by 2030 through direct investment and assistance to states. President Joe Biden announced in a speech at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Wednesday that he has authorized $900 million to fund the deployment of … Continued

Fact-check: Republican super PAC ads falsely claim Democrats hiked taxes for middle class

Josh Israel The Senate Leadership Fund and the Congressional Leadership Fund, which are reportedly aligned with Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, are lying about the Inflation Reduction Act. Two super PACs working to elect Republican congressional majorities this November have launched a barrage of ads that falsely claim Democratic lawmakers voted to raise … Continued

Sen. Lindsey Graham to propose bill to restrict abortion nationwide

Emily Singer The bill would ban abortion at 15 weeks’ gestation, no matter what a state’s laws mandated. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is set on Tuesday to propose a nationwide restriction on abortions, media outlets were reporting, in a bill that, if passed, would place federal restrictions on the procedure even in states where it is currently legal. … Continued

White House slams GOP legislation seeking a national ban on abortion

Oliver Willis Lindsey Graham is leading a renewed effort to enact a federal ban on abortion that could become law if Republicans gain control of Congress. The White House released a statement on Tuesday criticizing legislation proposed by Senate Republicans that would impose federal restrictions on abortion. The White House’s statement is on the same … Continued

Far-right Republican candidates vie for lieutenant governor nomination in Michigan

Adrian Cole Former President Donald Trump has endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon’s pick, Shane Hernandez, over Ralph Rebandt, who was beaten by Dixon in the Michigan Republican primary. On Aug. 19, Tudor Dixon, the Republican nominee for governor of Michigan, announced former state Rep. Shane Hernandez as her running mate. “Shane Hernandez as lieutenant governor will help … Continued

Fact check: New GOP ad spreads more lies about Inflation Reduction Act and COVID relief

Josh Israel The National Republican Congressional Campaign again falsely claims that Michigan Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin voted to raise everyone’s taxes. The National Republican Congressional Committee on Tuesday launched a new ad attacking Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan. Like the group’s other recent ads in the race, it contains multiple debunked lies about her … Continued