“I had the privilege of being present when Sarah Weddington argued Roe v. Wade in front of the Supreme Court,” Dr. Hern told The Daily Beast. “But it was a time when there was a reasonable middle. The Republican Party was not the captive of the most vicious fanatics in the country like they are now. The community climate set by the politics, which is increasingly vicious and stupid, has a profound effect on what we do. When abortion doctors are assassinated, the political right has celebrated those assassinations. It’s a very serious and dark matter in American society.” … [Read more...] about ‘After Tiller’ Profiles Last Four U.S. Doctors Who Do Late-Term Abortions
The late show
“I have no animus,” Cuomo insisted. But when Colbert asked if she does, he quickly answered in the affirmative. “She knows what she’s doing,” he continued. “It’s a little bit like saying hello, you give someone a hug and a kiss and then as they’re pulling away they stick their thumb in your eye repeatedly.” … [Read more...] about Stephen Colbert Grills CNN’s Chris Cuomo on His ‘Friend’ Kellyanne Conway
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called it “an act of desperation, plain and simple,” and accused Trump of taking “refuge in his ability to whip up a radical anti-choice base, spewing falsehoods when he feels threatened.” Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, accused the president of carrying out “a full-out assault on our health and our rights.” … [Read more...] about Trump, a late convert to cause, to join anti-abortion rally
Not only did he brief the FBI about drug trafficking, he also told the agents about obstruction of justice by the head of the Detroit Police homicide section to protect gang leader Johnny Curry. After he was convicted and sent to prison, Curry told FBI agents he paid a $10,000 bribe to Detroit Police Homicide Inspector Gilbert “Gil” Hill to divert a murder investigation away from the Curry gang. … [Read more...] about FBI Made Him Into a Cocaine Dealer, Now ‘White Boy Rick’ Is Going Free After 30 Years
During this period Cathy Volsan Curry enjoyed police protection as a member of the mayor’s family. That protection included keeping her out of trouble ranging from traffic tickets to criminal investigations. Police contacts kept her informed of any investigations that might involve her or those close to her. Federal drug task force operatives discovered this when they raided her home and found Detroit police narcotics investigative reports and a laminated card with the private unlisted phone numbers of top-ranking police officers. Wershe was there during the raid because he had been sleeping at Cathy Volsan Curry’s townhouse nightly as he worked to become a cocaine wholesaler. Wershe said nothing while the narcs searched the place. They didn’t find any drugs. … [Read more...] about Is Cocaine Legend White Boy Rick Serving Life for Busting Crooked Cops?