Roe v. Wade overturned
'Taking away the right to abortion, as the majority does today, destroys all those individual plans and expectations,' the court's dissenters said and emphasized 'in so doing, it diminishes women’s opportunities to participate fully and equally in the Nation’s political, social, and economic life.'
Candidates, mayor react
June 24 protest in Albany
'November 8 is our chance.
JULY 21, DAY 8
• Key takeaways from Day 8 of the public hearings (July 22, CNN)
• Hearing: Trump refused pleas to fall off mob (July 22, Time)
• The inescapable conclusions from the Jan. 6 hearings (July 21, The Atlantic)
• Analysis: The damning case against Trump that the House
committee has uncovered — and what comes next (July 22, CNN)
• Analysis: The slow-mo moment of Josh Hawley running from the rioters (July 21, CNN)
• Public hearing 7: Tuesday, July 12 (PBS NewsHour)
• Eight takeaways from the January 6 hearing day 7. (June 13, CNN)
• Trump drafted Tweet urging supporters to march to Capitol, Jan. 6 committee reveals (June 12, Time)
• Hear how Trump is privately reacting to Jan. 6 hearings (June 13, CNN)
JUNE 28: DAY 6
• Public hearing 6: Tuesday, June 28 (PBS NewHour)
• New revelations from sixth Jan. 6 hearing (June 30, CBS)
• We now know (June 29, The Atlantic)
• Journalists are unflinching as they cover explosive Jan. 6 testimony (June 29, CNN)
• What Trump knew: How the Jan. 6 committee is building a case against a former president (June 29, Time)
JUNE 23: DAY 5
• Public Hearing 5: Thursday, June 23 (PBS NewsHour)
• Five takeaways from the fifth day of January 6 hearings (June 24, CNN)
• Analysis: The damning quote that exposes Trump's pressure campaign on the DOJ (June 24, CNN)
• America was lucky Trump didn't seize control of DOJ (June 24, CNN)
• Trump talks about January 6 attack in never-before-seen footage (CNN)
JUNE 21: DAY 4
• Public Hearing 4: Tuesday, June 21 (PBS NewsHour)
• Analysis: The 14 most important lines from today's January 6 committee hearing (June 21, CNN)
• 'There is nowhere I feel safe': Jan. 6 panel hears from election officials Trump targeted (June 21, Time)
• Analysis: The single most compelling witness of the January 6 committee hearings so far (June 21, CNN)
• Opinion: The gobsmacking audacity of the alleged scheme to keep Trump in office (June 21, CNN)
JUNE 16: DAY 3
• Public Hearing 3: Thursday, June 16 (PBS NewsHour)
• How Trump pressured Pence with taunts, lies and an angry mob (June 16, Time)
• Analysis: The 16 most compelling lines from the June 16 hearing. (June 16, CNN)
• The January 6 committee's most damning revelation yet (June 16, The Atlantic)
• Opinion: Eastman bet on the Supreme Court to intervene in the 2020 election. It was a lie (June 16, MSNBC)
JUNE 13: DAY 2
• Public Hearing 2: Monday, June 13 (PBS NewsHour)
• Jan. 6 committee postpones Wednesday hearing (June 14, CNN)
• Analysis: The 14 most compelling lines from Monday's hearing. (June 13, CNN)
• Analysis: How Trump chose an 'apparently inebriated' Giuliani over his campaign team. (June 13, CNN)
JUNE 9: DAY 1
• Public Hearing 1: Thursday, June 9 (PBS NewsHour)
• Cheney said Trump had a 'seven-part plan' to overturn election (June 10, CNN)
• The 11 most consequestional lines from Hearing 1 (June 10, CNN)
• Analysis; Violent images wipe away 17 months of denial (June 10, CNN)
• Website: House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol
McLeod-Skinner defeats Schrader,
advances to Nov. 8 general election
Jamie McLeod-Skinner defeated seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader in the 5th Congressional District Democratic primary, and will face Republican Loree Chavez DeRemer, former Happy Valley mayor, in the Nov. 8 general election.
On May 27, McLeod-Skinner declared victory, and Schrader conceded defeat.
"We won because Oregonians are frustrated with the divisiveness and obstruction," McLeod-Skinner said in a statement. "We are frustrated with politicians who are beholden to their corporate donors, and not us."
Schrader also issued a statement May 27.
"The majority of Democrats have chosen a different direction for now," he said. "I congratulate my opponent on her tireless efforts and successful primary campaign."
Because of a printing error, the hand counting of ballots in Clackamas County continued into early June. McLeod Skinner had districtwide total of 46,523 votes (54.57 percent) to Schrader's 38,195 (44.80 percent).
McLeod-Skinner was endorsed by the Linn County Democrats and three other county Democratic parties, She garnered 46.83 percent of the vote, to Schrader's 51.97 percent in Linn County. Projections for Linn County leading up to the election, however, had Schrader with up to 80 percent of the vote (and up to 90 percent after President Biden's endorsement) to 10-20 percent for McLeod-Skinner. The Linn-Benton Democratic Organization Team praised the work of the Linn-County Neighborhood Leader Team in helping to shatter those projections. "Your calls, canvasing, postcards, text messages, emails, donations, and volunteering closed the gap and secured significantly more votes than expected," the Organization Team stated in a May 18 email.
For a look at other primary results, including Tina Kotek's victory over Tobias Read and 13 other candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, see The Capital Insider story by Gary A. Warner.
In a video interview with the Linn County Dems, Jamie McLeod-Skinner discusses issues facing residents of the 5th Congressional District. The Linn County Democrats endorsed McLeod-Skinner in the May 17 Primary Election.
Calls to action on guns
Bipartisan group of senators announces
agreement on gun-safety legislation
• What's in the bipartisan gun deal and what's not (June 12, CNN)
• House passes sweeping gun reform package, though it's unlikely to move in the Senate;
Rep. Kurt Schrader was one of two Democrats voting against it (June 8, CNN)
During his testimony June 8
Miah Cerrillo, a fourth grader who survived the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, and Felix and Kimberly Rubio, whose daughter was killed in the shooting, delivered emotional testimony June 8 before a House committee hearing on gun violence. Kimberly Rubio wants Congress to strengthen background checks, enact
Garnell Whitfield Jr., son of 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield, who was killed when a gunman opened fire in a racist attack on Black shoppers in Buffalo, New York, challenged Congress on June 7 to act against the 'cancer of white supremacy' and the nation’s epidemic of gun violence.
Actor Matthew McConaughey delivers impassioned remarks June 7 at the White House press briefing, telling the stories of those who died in the elementary school shooting in his native Uvalde, Texas, and urging more action on gun control.
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