Ocasio-Cortez confronts McConnell over photo of men choking cutout of her

Online picture showed seven young men in Team Mitch shirts groping and choking cardboard cutout Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell after a picture on social media showed seven men in Team Mitch shirts appearing to grope and choke a cardboard cutout of the Democratic congresswoman, with the caption: Break me off a piece of that. In a message to McConnell on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: These young men look like they work for you. Just wanted to clarify: are you paying …

Republicans block election security efforts despite Mueller’s warnings

Senators stand in way of multiple bills within 24 hours of former special counsels testimony on Russian threat Senate special counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russian election interference was happening as we sit here. Since Mueller left the witness stand on Wednesday, Republican senators said. And they expect to do it during the next campaign. The election security report is the first chapter of several volumes that the committee is expected to release in its investigation of Russian election interference. …

How gerrymandering paved the way for the US’s anti-abortion backlash

Legislators realize what some voters do not: in many places in the US, voters dont choose politicians politicians choose voters Public opinion polls in Georgia, elsewhere have all found that a majority of citizens in those places prefer to keep abortion legal. Yet Republican-controlled legislatures in each of those states have, in the past three months, passed laws that would outlaw abortion in most cases. The customary reward in a democracy for violating the will of voters is ejection from …