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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...
Lindsey Graham must testify before Georgia grand jury investigating Trump, judge rules
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Lindsey Graham must testify before Georgia grand jury investigating Trump, judge rules

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a grand jury in Georgia investigating former President Donald Trump's conduct after losing the 2020 election.Graham had asked a federal judge to quash a subpoena, arguing that he was performing "legislative acts" when he twice called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger after the election. Attorneys for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis argued in court filings that Graham was actually calling to "explore the possibility of a more favorable outcome" for Trump.  U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May wrote in her order Monday that Graham's position as a senator does not shield him from the special grand jury in Fulton County.  "Individuals on the calls have publicly suggest...