Global abortion rights: Scrapping Roe v. Wade makes the US an outlier in the West

London CNN — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade case on Friday has reverberated around the world, setting the country apart from its key reproductive health allies. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it “clearly had a huge impact on the thinking of people around the world” and called the … Read more

Roe v Wade: More protests expected this weekend amid fury and anguish over the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

CNN  —  The seismic ruling by the US Supreme Court to eliminate the federal constitutional right to an abortion has roiled the country, fueling protests that began Friday and which are expected to extend throughout the weekend. Loud and angry demonstrations by abortion-rights advocates were held in several cities on Friday, hours after the court … Read more

House passes first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, bill will next go to Biden for signature

CNN — The House on Friday passed a bipartisan gun violence bill that amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades. The final tally was 234 to 193 with 14 Republicans voting with Democrats to approve the measure. Now that the House has passed the bill, it will go to President Joe … Read more

Broad majority of Americans didn’t want Roe v. Wade overturned, polling prior to Supreme Court decision shows

CNN — A large majority of Americans did not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, according to a poll taken before the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to abortion. Here’s a recap of the latest data on public opinion on abortion and how Americans will … Read more

Opinion: America was lucky Trump didn’t seize control of the DOJ

Editor’s note: Elliot Williams is a CNN legal analyst. He is a former Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice and is currently Director of The Raben Group, a public affairs firm. Follow him on Twitter @elliotcwilliams. He served as a Justice Department prosecutor from 2004 to 2007 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General … Read more

Families of unlawfully detained Americans left with mixed emotions after Blinken tried to reassure them in call

CNN — Secretary of State Antony Blinken did not promise a meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday for the families of Americans held hostage and wrongfully detained abroad, but he sought to assure them that the administration is doing everything work to bring their loved ones home, according to a senior State Department official … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

CNN — The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol turns its attention on Tuesday to the campaign to pressure state officials to overturn the results 2020 elections. The hearing will focus in particular on then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results in Arizona and Georgia – … Read more

FINA votes to restrict transgender athletes from competing in elite women’s aquatics competitions

CNN — The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has voted to approve a new policy that will prevent most transgender athletes from competing in elite women’s aquatic competitions. Swimming’s world governing body approved the new “gender inclusion” policy on Sunday, after 71.5% of FINA member federations voted in favor at the 2022 Extraordinary FINA General Congress. … Read more

Analysis: America is on edge, and that’s bad news for the White House

CNN — If Americans are “really, really depressed,” as President Joe Biden suggests, it’s hardly surprising. Many key aspects of economic, social and national life that were once seen as certainties of proper functioning are irrelevant. The Covid-19 pandemic, while easing its deadly grip, has left a complicated legacy of challenges that still disrupt daily … Read more

Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer allegedly punched, police searching for suspect

CNN — Police in Louisville, Ky., are looking for a suspect they believe punched the city’s mayor at a popular downtown event complex on Saturday. “Earlier tonight while at Fourth Street Live, Mayor (Greg) Fischer was struck by an individual,” the Louisville Metro Police Department said in a Facebook post. “The mayor is fine. Authorities … Read more