Pelosi Calls on Private Companies to Provide Travel for Abortions

Pelosi Calls on Private Companies to Provide Travel for Abortions

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that “of course” private companies should provide travel expenses for their employees to receive an abortion in a state where it is legal if Roe v Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.

Anchor Dana Bash said, “What can you do to help women who will be seeking abortions, but live in states where it’s banned For example, would you encourage private companies to provide travel for abortions as a health benefit?”

Pelosi said, “Well, of course, that, but the fact is we, as a country — this is — let’s just put this in perspective. What we want women and families and everyone to focus on is the nature of this decision. This is — our country, the genius of our founders was to have a Constitution that enabled freedom to expand. And it did with marriage equality, it did with Roe v. Wade, in many ways, defining freedom more fully.”

She continued, “This is the first time the court has taken back a freedom that was defined by precedent and respect for privacy. So, let’s stay focused on who we are as the country and not turn into something where we have to depend on the privacy. I think that’s all good. It’s helpful to the women, and that’s important. But it’s also important to know that this is not right. This is not the path of freedom for our country. So they’re putting freedom on the ballot. And our democracy has been on the ballot because of what they have — are doing to elections.”

Pelosi added, “But this is a place where freedom and the kitchen table issues of America’s families come together. What are the decisions that a family makes? What about contraception for young people? It’s just beyond a particular situation. It’s massive, in terms of contraception, in vitro fertilization, again, a woman’s right to decide. And it’s OK — we want to mitigate for the damage, but we have to get rid of the damage.”

When asked about Roe v Wade potentially being overturned by the Supreme Court, Pelosi said, “Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States by waving a list of judges he would appoint, therefore, getting the support of the far-right — and appointing those anti-freedom justices to the court. So, this is not about long game. We played a long game. We won Roe v. Wade a long time ago. We voted to protect it over time.”

She continued, “Let’s not take our eye off the ball. The ball is this court, which is dangerous to the freedoms of our country. Beware in terms of marriage equality, beware in terms of other aspects of it, and so it is. Let’s not waste our time on that. The fact is, this is a dangerous court to families, to freedom in our country. And that is why people have to mobilize. My saying is we don’t agonize. We organize, we go out there and make sure people know that if they, actually elections have consequences.”

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NY Gov. Hochul: We Need National Laws to Deal with Guns, Social Media

NY Gov. Hochul: We Need National Laws to Deal with Guns, Social Media

Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that national laws for guns and social media were needed after a gunman opened fire in a Buffalo, N.Y. supermarket, killing 10 people on Saturday.

Hochul said, “They need to be called out. And leaders elected officials from both parties need to stand up at this moment and call it out and to shame it and to make sure these people crawl back into their holes and stay there. This cannot be part of our mainstream dialogue here in the United States of America. Leaders have a responsibility to call it out.”

She added, “As a leader of the state of New York, I also have a responsibility to make sure we protect people with respect to guns. We have some of the toughest laws in America on the books here, but the guns are coming in from other states or the enhanced magazine, which is exactly what happened here, the high-capacity magazine that led to the slaughter of people in my hometown. So, we are dealing with it on the gun side but also on the social media side. And the combination of the wild access to guns, unfettered, we need national laws to deal with this as well as the unfettered sharing of hate information on the internet, that is a lethal combination. We saw that on display here just hours ago yesterday.”

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Fauci Gets the Giggles When Asked Why White House is Spreading Disinformation About COVID Vaccine Availability

Fauci Gets the Giggles When Asked Why White House is Spreading Disinformation About COVID Vaccine Availability

Fake News CNN’s Jake Tapper asks White House Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci why the White House is sending out false information, aka ‘disinformation’, about when the COVID vaccines were available. Fauci giggles, laughs and says “I have no idea.”  WATCH:

U.S. politics has devolved into a grand pretense of a theatrical performance keeping everyone distracted from the severe damage being inflicted by the political ideologues within the Biden administration.

I guarantee you if someone were just to ask Joe Biden at a presser who his Interior Secretary or EPA Administrator were, he’d have absolutely no idea.  Biden is purposefully and completely isolated from the policies being carried out by the people running the administration.  Biden has no idea what they are doing. None.

Clueless and disconnected Joe Biden is a shallow, empty and at times explosively angry vessel of nothingness.   The entire world can see it.

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WH’s Bedingfield Pushes Back Against Calling Baby Formula Shortage a ‘Crisis’ — Not ‘About a Label’

WH’s Bedingfield Pushes Back Against Calling Baby Formula Shortage a ‘Crisis’ — Not ‘About a Label’

White House communications director Kate Bedingfield on Friday was reluctant to describe the current baby formula shortage across the country as a “crisis.”

Bedingfield said she did not think it was “about a label” and stressed the importance of fixing the shortage.

CNN “At This Hour” host Kate Bolduan asked, “Kate, at this point, do you, does the White House consider this a crisis?”

“Well, I don’t think it’s about a label,” Bedingfield replied. “I think it is about addressing directly the need that families all across the country have. Listen, I’m a mom. I have two young kids. I’m not terribly far removed from the days of feeding my kids with formula. I know, and we know, and the president knows how stressful this is for families across the country. It’s why he’s taken action.”

“Of course, you said if it’s for one family, Kate, it’s going to be a crisis. But … is there a hesitation against calling this a crisis if that’s what it is?” Bolduan followed up.

“I can tell you there is no hesitation against acting, which is what the president is doing, and it is what this administration is doing,” Bedingfield responded, noting the shortage was a result of the Abbott Nutrition plant in Sturgis, MI, being shut down by the FDA.

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Biden’s New Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in a Domestic Partnership with CNN Anchor Suzanne Malveaux

Biden’s New Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in a Domestic Partnership with CNN Anchor Suzanne Malveaux

President Joe Biden’s newly tapped press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, is in a domestic partnership with CNN anchor Suzanne Malveaux, further illustrating the extent of the White House’s incestuous relationship with the mainstream media.

Though details of Jean-Pierre’s relationship with Malveaux remain limited at this time, the two have been in a same-sex partnership and currently have an adopted daughter between them in Washington, D.C. Malveaux earned a degree in sociology at Harvard University before attending Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Having previously served as a White House correspondent and primary substitute for Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room, Malveaux has also co-anchored CNN’s Around the World and editions of CNN Newsroom, according to The Sun.

Teddy Davis, Noah Gray, Don Lemon, Jim Acosta, Brianna Keilar, Suzanne Malveaux, Jake Tapper, and Dana Bash of CNN attend Samantha Bee’s Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 29, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow previously wrote about Suzanne Malveaux and her connection with the Biden White House in his book Breaking the News after Jean-Pierre had been tapped as the president’s deputy press secretary.

“Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden’s deputy press secretary, is married to CNN national correspondent and anchor Suzanne Malveaux,” Marlow previously wrote. “During the Obama administration, Malveaux was assigned to cover the White House, where Jean-Pierre worked in the Office of Political Affairs.”

In honor of Pride Month 2021, Jean-Pierre detailed how she navigated her life as an open lesbian since the age of 16.

“I came out to my Mom when I was 16 years old. The revolted look on her face sent me running back into the proverbial closet and slamming the door shut. After that, my sexuality became a family secret and it would stay that way for years,” she tweeted.

“I dated, but I hid those relationships from my family. Just as American society has evolved over the course of the past couple of decades to embrace the LGBTQ community (never forgetting we still have work to do), my family has evolved to embrace my membership in it,” finally adding:

I’m proud to be an out Black Queer woman and I have been for quite some time. I’m happy to say, my Mother is now proud of ALL of who I am; she loves my partner and she loves being a doting grandmother to the daughter we are raising. My journey towards feeling accepted by myself and loved ones wasn’t an easy one, but it was worthwhile. No matter where you are in your journey, I see you, we see you and we celebrate you  – Happy Pride!

Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre (left) and Suzanne Malveaux (right) watch as President Joe Biden pardons the national Thanksgiving turkey in the White House Rose Garden on November 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Meet the Companies that Will Facilitate Abortions for Red State Employees

Meet the Companies that Will Facilitate Abortions for Red State Employees

Employees of these woke companies who live in red states will still be able to obtain abortions should Roe v. Wade be overturned.

Since conservative-leaning states began flexing their legislative muscles to outlaw abortion within their borders or severely limit its practice, companies from the likes of Amazon to Yelp have been drafting policies that will pay for employees’ abortions should they live in a state that outlaws the practice. After Politico published the leaked Supreme Court decision indicating that Roe v. Wade may be in its final days, more and more companies have been actively considering implementing such a practice, with none other than Amazon joining the fold this week.

CNN reported on Wednesday.

Amazon became the latest corporation to cover employees’ travel costs to seek abortion care. The company told staff it would pay up to $4,000 in travel expenses annually for medical treatments including abortions, according to a message seen by Reuters. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the nature of the Reuters report to CNN Business.

Amazon joined Citigroup, Yelp, Uber, Lyft, Bumble, Match Group, and Salesforce to draft such a policy. On Tuesday, Levi Strauss & Co. reminded its employees that its current benefits program will grant reimbursements “for healthcare-related travel expenses for services not available in their home state, including those related to reproductive health care and abortion.” The company said:

Access to reproductive health care, including abortion, has been a critical factor to the workplace gains and contributions women have made over the past 50 years. Further restricting or criminalizing access will jeopardize that progress and disproportionately affect women of color, putting their well-being at risk and impeding diverse hiring pipelines.

Women in some states would have fewer rights than women in others, and our country would be consigned to a more unjust and inequitable future. What’s more, companies would need different health policies for different locations – including coverage for time off and travel across state lines – to ensure employees can access reproductive health care.

Likewise, Match Group CEO Shar Dubey said in a statement that she “personally, as a woman in Texas, could not keep silent” when the company announced its abortion tourism policy this past September in response to the Texas law that banned abortion in most cases.

As Breitbart News recently profiled, a Fox News poll showed that a majority of Americans want and support some abortion restrictions.

“Most Americans believe abortion should be either ‘mostly’ or ‘always’ illegal, and support banning abortion after 15 weeks, a Fox News poll released this week found,” said the report.  “The national poll, conducted prior to the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overruling Roe v. Wade, found that 54 percent favor banning abortion in their respective state after 15 weeks of pregnancy, compared to 41 percent who oppose. Additionally, more favor banning abortion in their state after just six weeks than oppose — 50 percent to 46 percent.”

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Mayorkas: Disinformation Board Won’t Infringe on Free Speech, Monitor Americans

Mayorkas: Disinformation Board Won’t Infringe on Free Speech, Monitor Americans

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the Disinformation Governance Board would not infringe on free speech or monitor Americans.

Anchor Dana Bash said, “Let’s talk about what your department is calling, The Disinformation Governance Board that you unveiled this week. Republicans are calling it Orwellian and comparing it to the ministry of truth in the novel 1984. Can you clarify what exactly is this? What exactly will this disinformation governance board do? Will it monitor American citizens? ”

Mayorkas said, “Dana, I’m very pleased to do so. It’s clear, I mean, those criticisms are precisely the opposite of what this small working group within the Department of Homeland Security will do. And I think we probably could have done a better job of communicating what it does and does not do. The fact is that disinformation that creates a threat to the security of the homeland is our responsibility to address. And this department has been addressing it for years.”

He added, “So, what it does, it works to ensure that the way in which we address threats, the connectivity between threats and acts of violence are addressed without infringing on free speech, protecting civil rights and civil liberties, the right of privacy. And the board, this working group, internal working group, will draw from best practices and communicate those best practices to the operators because the board does not have operational authority.”

Bash asked, “Will American citizens be monitored?”

Mayorkas said, “No, no, the board does not have any operational capability. What it will do is gather together best practices in addressing the threat of disinformation from foreign state adversaries, from the cartels and disseminate those best practices to the operators that have been executing and addressing this threat for years.”

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CNN Frets, 76 Percent of Americans Say Economy Getting Worse

CNN Frets, 76 Percent of Americans Say Economy Getting Worse

The defender and protector of leftist politics, CNN’s Chris Cillizza, is having a meltdown over the 2022 mid-term prospects for Democrats, calling the economic situation “disastrous for Democrats’ 2022 chances.”

Cillizza is referencing the cumulative effect of high inflation, high gas prices, a negative GDP outcome for the first quarter, and now the latest Gallup polling data:

In the latest Gallup poll, conducted April 1-19, four in five U.S. adults rate current economic conditions in the country as only fair (38%) or poor (42%), with few describing conditions as excellent (2%) or good (18%). Furthermore, 76% of Americans say the economy is getting worse, 20% say it is improving, and 3% think it is staying the same. (read more)

As CNN shares, “if things stay roughly where they are today — in terms of economic measures like GDP and CPI and Americans’ perceptions of the state of the economy — Democrats will experience a cataclysm at the ballot box this fall. The question won’t be whether they hold their paper-thin majorities in the House and Senate, but rather how big the electoral hole will be that they have to try to dig out from over the coming decade.” (link)

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