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Justice Clarence Thomas expressed dismay at the leak of a draft opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade, comparing it to ‘an infidelity’
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Justice Clarence Thomas expressed his dismay at the Roe v. Wade draft opinion leak while speaking at a conference hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.
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Justice Clarence Thomas speaks out after Roe v. Wade draft leak
Former Vice President Mike Pence has announced that he will campaign for Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. His former boss – Donald Trump – is backing Kemp’s opponent, David Perdue – and has made Kemp one of his prime targets for the midterm elections. CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod discusses with John Berman and Kaitlan Collins.
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Axelrod: Pence embracing decision to go against Trump
CNN reporter Daniel Dale reviews claims made by Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) that he doesn’t support raising taxes.
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Fact-checking Rick Scott’s claim he won’t raise taxes
With the upcoming Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary race, an unfamiliar name is now getting attention. If elected, Kathy Barnette would become Pennsylvania’s first Black senator. Now that she’s a top contender, she’s facing more scrutiny. CNN’s Jeff Zeleny has more.
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Trump: Barnette will never win Pennsylvania
Mark Esper, who served as defense secretary for former President Trump, explains why he decided to wait to reveal bombshell stories about the Trump administration until after the 2020 election.
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Tapper presses ex-Trump official on revelations in his new book
The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol has issued subpoenas to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other Republican lawmakers who have rejected the panel’s requests to voluntarily cooperate. CNN’s Jamie Gangel describes this move as a “political tsunami.”
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‘A political tsunami’: CNN reporter reacts to Jan. 6 committee subpoenas
US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen explains the economic impact of overturning Roe v. Wade citing the correlation between access to abortion and women’s earning potential. Middlebury College economics professor Caitlin Myers adds analysis and points to a demographic that would most likely be impacted.
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Treasury Secretary Yellen on how Roe v. Wade helped increase women’s earning potential
The House select committee investigating January 6 is finalizing plans for its series of hearings set for next month, including its list of witnesses and topics that will be covered. CNN Ryan Nobles reports on the developments.
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Here’s how the Jan. 6 Committee plans to roll out its findings
The Consumer Price Index was up 8.3% in the 12 months ending in April – the first decrease since August. CNN’s Christine Romans reports on where prices are still going up.
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In this week’s episode of “Unfiltered,” SE Cupp breaks down the long and tumultuous relationship between Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former President Donald Trump in the wake of new audio of the senator.
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SE Cupp: New tapes of Lindsey Graham show what he really thought about Jan. 6
CNN senior political analyst David Gergen explains why he thinks President Biden and former President Trump shouldn’t run for the presidency due to their age.
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Adviser to 4 presidents says Biden and Trump shouldn’t run again
Former President Donald Trump’s preferred candidates had mixed success in Republican primaries in West Virginia and Nebraska. CNN’s Harry Enten examines how effective his endorsements have been this political season.
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How effective are Trump’s endorsements?
CNN’s Jeffery Toobin looks at how Justice Clarence Thomas’ gained more power on the Supreme Court.
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Toobin identifies 4 issues Clarence Thomas could change next
New York Times reporters and CNN political analysts Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin join CNN’s Anderson Cooper to discuss new audio of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talking about his personal beliefs involving former President Trump and his behavior during the January 6 attack.
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Audio of Sen. Lindsey Graham: Pres. Biden ‘best person to have’ after January 6
CNN projects Trump-backed Alex Mooney will win the GOP primary in West Virginia’s 2nd District. John King says this is more evidence that Donald Trump will not be going away.
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King: This is why we have to cover Donald Trump
Some Republicans are plotting to launch an impeachment against President Joe Biden if they win a majority of seats in the House in 2022 elections. CNN’s Melanie Zamora reports.
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CNN reporter explains what GOP is plotting if they win majority
Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday expressed dismay at the recent leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade, comparing it to “an infidelity” and saying it has changed the culture of the nation’s highest court.
“The institution that I’m a part of, if someone said that one line of one opinion would be leaked by anyone, you’d say, ‘Oh, that’s impossible. No one would ever do that.’ There is such a belief in the rule of law, a belief in the court, a belief in what we were doing that that was verboten,” Thomas said. “It was beyond anyone’s understanding, or at least anyone’s imagination, that someone would do that.”
The comments from the 73-year-old justice were delivered at an “Old Parkland Conference” event sponsored by the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute in Dallas. The remarks echoed those he had made earlier this month in Atlanta, when he said government institutions shouldn’t be “bullied” into delivering what some see as the preferred outcome.
Thomas was interviewed by former law clerk John Yoo, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley and a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, during a dinner event at the three-day conference focused on challenges facing Black Americans.
Asked by a member of the audience how Americans and Congress could better foster friendships despite differing ideologies, like the friendship between the late Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas replied, “Well, I’m just worried about keeping it at the court now. This is not the court of that era.”
Thomas, who was appointed in 1991 and sat on the bench with 1993 appointee Ginsburg for nearly 30 years, said, “We actually trusted each other. We may have been a dysfunctional family, but we were a family, and we loved it. I mean, you trusted each other, you laughed together, you went to lunch together every day, and I can only hope you can keep it.”
The leak, he said, had eroded trust, and “you begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity, that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it.”
The final opinion in the case – which stands as a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade’s holding of a federal constitutional right to an abortion – has not been released, and votes and language can still change before then. The opinion is not expected to be issued until late June.
“I do think what happened at the court is tremendously bad,” Thomas said. “I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them, and then I wonder when they’re gone or they are destabilized, what we’ll have as a country – and I don’t think that the prospects are good if we continue to lose them.”