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Democrats' early redistricting wins unravel as midterm fears deepen

Early redistricting wins for Democrats are collapsing across the map, deepening the party's fears of a rout in November's midterm elections.What's happening: Courts struck down some of Dems' biggest gains, including in New York — where the GOP could win up to 11 total House seats in a red wave, according to the Cook Political Report's Dave Wasserman.Party...

Nestlé baby formula shipment lands in U.S. to ease shortage

The first shipment of Nestlé baby formula delivered to the U.S. to help alleviate the critical shortage arrived in Indiana on Sunday.Why it matters: National Economic Council director Brian Deese told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday the shipment will account for 15% of the need for specialty medical grade formula. More flights are coming to ease the...

Trump to headline fundraiser for Liz Cheney challenger

Donald Trump will headline a fundraiser for Rep. Liz Cheney's Republican primary challenger this week, Axios has learned.Why it matters: With competitive GOP primaries around the corner, Trump has ramped up retaliatory efforts against Republicans he considers internal enemies.Trump's fundraiser for Wyoming Republican Harriet Hageman is his latest effort...

Jim Obergefell prepares for another fight for same-sex marriage

Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, says he feels a new urgency and clarity about his role in the LBGTQ community since a leaked Supreme Court draft decision previewed the end of Roe v. Wade.Why it matters: Obergefell and other advocates fear that beyond abortion rights, overturning Roe could threaten...

Biden: "Everybody should be concerned" about monkeypox spread

President Biden on Sunday said that the recent spread of monkeypox in at least 12 countries are "something that everybody should be concerned about."Why it matters: These are the president's first public remarks about the recent outbreaks, which include a confirmed case in Massachusetts, a person who tested positive in New York and roughly a half dozen...

Polling shows America in the middle on abortion

Data: General Social Survey; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios VisualsMost Americans in recent polls think Roe v. Wade should be upheld but have no absolute position on abortion, saying it should either be mostly legal or mostly illegal.The big picture: Years of polling have shown that Americans recognize gray areas in a way that you'd never hear about if you...

U.S., South Korea to consider expanded military exercises to deter North Korea

President Biden and South Korea's new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, signaled Saturday that they will consider enlarged joint military exercises to deter North Korea, which is seeking to expand its nuclear arsenal, AP reports.Why it matters: North Korea has conducted at least 16 missile launches so far in 2022, including its first intercontinental ballistic...

Indigenous women fear for their safety in a post-Roe America

As the Supreme Court seems poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, Native American women are sounding the alarm about how it would disproportionately endanger their lives.Why it matters: Advocates fear overturning Roe would lead to a flood of unsafe abortions, health problems and deaths for Native American women, who suffer some of the highest rates of sexual...

Federal judge blocks Biden from ending pandemic border policy

A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42 — a controversial border policy that has allowed officials to rapidly turn back migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border nearly 2 million times.Why it matters: The administration had planned to end the policy on Monday. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have decried the end of the...

Pelosi barred by San Francisco archbishop from communion over support for abortion

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been barred from receiving communion until she ends her support for abortion, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said Friday.Driving the news: "After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, an the danger to her own soul she...

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