Abortion rights law: Mary Ziegler, law professor at Florida State University, discusses her new book, “Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present,” with Mother Jones reproductive rights reporter Becca Andrews. Hosted by the Booksmith, Mother Jones and the Bindery. 6 p.m. More information is here. … [Read more...] about Bay Area political events: Town hall meeting on pro-Trump insurrection, EMILY’s List
Biden at town hall
Biden took a different tone when addressing a more targeted audience in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state. In an April interview with Pittsburgh's KDKA, Biden said he would only ban new fracking on federal property, claiming that this would only impact a small percentage of overall fracking. … [Read more...] about Biden falsely claims union endorsement during ABC town hall
The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has officially canceled the second debate between President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse GOP leader tells members to quit spreading lies on riot, antifa DC attorney general says Trump Organization improperly paid K bill incurred during inauguration 70K QAnon Twitter accounts suspended in the wake of Capitol riot MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol Police confirm investigation into some officers' behavior during riot GOP lawmakers told Trump takes some responsibility for Capitol riot Director of Army Staff disputes Capitol Police chief account of National Guard deployment MORE scheduled for Oct. 15 after the candidates signaled they planned to attend other events that day amid a dispute over the terms for the debate. … [Read more...] about Debate commission cancels Oct. 15 Trump-Biden debate
But the effectiveness of Biden’s replacement town hall could be thwarted by one more programming snafu engineered by the president. On Friday, Variety reported that NBC News is one of many outlets vying to host a town hall headlined by Trump, including Fox News, potentially scheduled for the same evening—although Trump is now potentially holding a rally in an unknown location instead. With the White House medical team giving Trump a (disputed) clean bill of health to resume in-person campaigning following his treatment for COVID-19, the spectacle of seeing Trump in the same room as undecided voters—never his top format—could be enough of a draw to swamp Biden. … [Read more...] about Biden Allies Ponder: Skip Debate or Let Trump Blow Himself Up Again?
“The idea that an eight-year-old child, a ten-year-old child, decides, you know, ‘I want to be transgender.’ That’s what I think I’d like to be. It’d make my life a lot easier,’” the future president said. “There should be zero discrimination.” … [Read more...] about Joe Biden Day 1: Order on Transgender Rights in Sports and Bathrooms