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President Biden Calls Supreme Court Abortion Ruling a “Sad Day for the Court and the Country”

President Joe Biden said Friday that “it’s a sad day for the court and the country” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. “Now with Roe gone, let’s be very clear, the health and life of women across this nation are now at risk,” he said […]

Hollywood on the Overturning of Roe v. Wade: “Today’s Supreme Court Opinion Will Live in Infamy”

The Obamas, Alyssa Milano, Patricia Arquette and more have spoken out following the Supreme Court’s decision to end constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years. The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was made by the court’s conservative majority, with the ruling’s outcome expected to result in abortion bans in […]

As Roe v. Wade Is Overturned, Netflix, Disney, Comcast and Other Hollywood Companies Vow to Cover Travel for Abortions

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday, most major Hollywood companies are informing employees they will cover travel costs for those journeying out of state for abortions. The decision, which is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half of U.S. states, has sparked companies including […]

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of […]

Julian Assange Extradition to U.S. Approved by U.K. Government

The British government has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges. He is likely to appeal. Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the extradition order Friday, her department said. It follows a British court ruling in April that Assange could be sent to the U.S. The Home […]

Vice President Kamala Harris Dines With Hollywood Power Brokers (and Impersonator Maya Rudolph)

Vice president Kamala Harris touched down in Los Angeles on June 3 ahead of big political week in the city for a gathering of global leaders, including President Joe Biden, at the ninth Summit of the Americas. And while official communication from her office stated that the Harris had no public events scheduled for the […]

Margaret Cho Calls Expected Reversal of Roe v. Wade and Threats to Gay Marriage “Disgusting”

I have been going to Gay Pride since 1978, so I have seen a lot! Pride has become much bigger and more elaborate. There is a lot more engagement with intersectionality, which I really appreciate, and a lot more focus on diversity within the community. There is a lot more joy around everything, which is amazing. […]

‘Queer Eye’ Host Karamo Brown Calls on Straight Supporters to Speak Up Against Anti-Gay Laws, Queer Community to Unify

I always like to use Pride as a time to reflect on our community because it’s easy for us to present a narrative to those on the outside that everything is great — but we’re often not tending to our own issues at home. We have homophobia, racism and transphobia right within our very own community. […]

Capitol Riot Panel: Trump to Blame for Jan. 6 “Attempted Coup”

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol laid the blame firmly on Donald Trump on Thursday night, saying the assault was hardly spontaneous but an “attempted coup” and a direct result of the defeated president’s effort to overturn the 2020 election. With a never-before-seen 12-minute video of the deadly violence and startling testimony […]

Joe Biden Discusses Plan to Fight Abortion Decision, Urges Voters to Focus on Gun Policy

President Joe Biden had a somber conversation with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, where the pair discussed gun legislation and the ongoing debate surrounding Roe v. Wade. During Biden’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! visit, which marked his first in-studio late-night appearance since the inauguration, Kimmel asked the president if he would issue an executive order regarding gun […]

Los Angeles Mayor Race: Karen Bass and Rick Caruso Will Face Off In General Election

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) and billionaire local developer Rick Caruso are headed to a November run-off election for the Los Angeles mayoralty after the Associated Press called the race on Tuesday night. The top vote-getters in the open primary go on to face each other in the general election in November. Their candidacies — […]

Dr. Oz Wins Senate Primary Race After Rival Concedes

Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign Friday night as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn’t give him enough votes to make up the deficit. McCormick said he had called Oz to concede. “It’s now clear […]