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Graham’s 15-week abortion bill further complicates Republican midterm messaging
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Graham’s 15-week abortion bill further complicates Republican midterm messaging

CNN  —  Republican Senate candidates eager to make the 2022 midterms about inflation, crime and President Joe Biden’s first term have a new dilemma in Sen. Lindsey Graham’s bill that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which the South Carolina Republican introduced this week on a day of disappointing inflation news, presents his party with problems that are two-fold as they look to flip the House and Senate in November: Not only does it resurface the abortion debate, a topic many Republicans have sought to avoid since the Supreme Court, in a publicly unpopular decision, overturned Roe v. Wade in June, but it steps on the answers GOP candidates had coalesced around this summer – that abort...
Analysis: Donald Trump’s legal gambits offer fresh revelations and deepen his political risk
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Analysis: Donald Trump’s legal gambits offer fresh revelations and deepen his political risk

CNN  —  Donald Trump’s scattershot defense in the weeks since FBI agents descended on his Mar-a-Lago resort has only exposed the depth of the mess he faces over his refusal to return classified documents that led to an unprecedented search of an ex-president’s home. Happening Today 1 p.m. ET: Federal judge holds hearing to consider Trump’s bid for a special master to review evidence the FBI seized at Mar-a-Lago. Follow live updates5:45 p.m. ET: House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to give a speech in Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, just before the President’s primetime address8 p.m. ET: Biden to speak about “the continued battle for the soul of the nation” As he keeps inadverten...