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Scott Walker Signs Extreme 20-Week Anti-Abortion Bill With No Exceptions For Rape, Incest, Into Law



Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, just one week after joining the 2016 presidential race, signs an extreme anti-abortion bill into law.

Just days after saying he does not believe abortion should be allowed to be an issue between a woman and her doctor, and just one week after launching his presidential campaign, Scott Walker today signed into law an extreme anti-abortion bill.

The bill offers women no exemptions for rape or incest, with only a narrow emergency exception, and otherwise bans all abortions at the 20-week mark. That emergency exception is only when the life of the mother is immediately at risk.

Anti-choice activists have succeeding in providing enough cover to lawmakers that a false claim – that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks, which is widely disputed in the medical community – that has fueled a rash of false “pain-capable” bills at the state level, with one also working its way into Congress.

“At five months, that’s the time when that unborn child can feel pain,” Walker said. “When an unborn child can feel pain, we should be protecting that child.”

The legislation is quite likely unconstitutional, but strengthens Walker’s bonafides among the anti-choice, largely evangelical Christian crowd.

MSNBC notes that Gov. Walker had actually called for the 20-week anti-abortion bill, including the no-exceptions for rape or incest portions, from the legislature. “He got his wish with unusual speed,” Steve Benen reports. “Walker also offered assurances on conservative media. On her radio show last week, Laura Ingraham asked Walker about the ad, saying, ‘You don’t believe the final decision should be between a woman and her doctor? You believe –’ Walker cut in, ‘No.'”

Benen also notes that Walker’s pain-capable at 20 weeks claims “are disputed by the medical evidence, which has overwhelmingly found that pain receptions come weeks later in gestation.”

“This is bad medicine, based on the thoroughly debunked fallacy that a 20-week fetus — which is not viable — can feel pain,” wrote 99 physicians, all members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in a letter. They said the law “would block Wisconsin ob-gyns from being able to treat our patients in a medically appropriate and humane manner.”  



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‘Jesus Was Not a Socialist!’ Fox News Panel Explodes Over Jesus Christ’s Political Views



Conservative religious pundits on Fox News recoiled in outrage on Sunday after a left-leaning guest suggested that Jesus Christ was “more of a socialist” than a capitalist.

During a Fox & Friends segment designed to cast doubt on the faith or Democratic presidential candidates, evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress argued that socialism is “antithetical to Christianity.”

But St. Paul Reverend Dee Dawkins-Haigler reminded the other panelists that scriptures seemed to point to what people now call socialism.

“We believe in things like, what did you do to the least of them?” Dawkins-Haigler explained. “You fed the hungry, you clothed the naked, you went to see those who are in prison.”

“You do not have to be a socialist to be a Christian!” Jeffress shot back. “Socialism is antithetical to Christianity and if they nominate Bernie Sanders, they are not going to be able to attract any faith voters.”

“I totally disagree,” Dawkins-Haigler retorted. “People would have said that Jesus was more of a socialist than anybody we’re talking about today.”

The remarks stopped Fox News host Pete Hegseth cold.

“Why was Jesus a socialist?” he exclaimed.

“Because Jesus did not sit with the establishment, he overturned tables of the tax collectors, he sat with people who were lepers,” Dawkins-Haigler explained. “He made sure he healed people who people thought should not have been healed.”

“So we have to be very careful how we use this language and try to take ownership of who God is,” she added.

“That’s a big claim,” Hegseth interrupted again, giving the floor to Jeffress.

“No! Jesus was not a socialist!” Jeffress opined. “He said render unto Ceasar the things that are Ceasar’s and to God the things that are God’s. He was compassionate. Church is to be compassionate, but you don’t have to believe in socialism, which is nothing but communism light and is absolutely is opposed to everything that is Christian.”

Watch the video below from Fox News.

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Trump National Security Advisor Blasted for ‘Weaponizing’ Classified Intel Against Bernie Sanders as Nevada Caucuses



President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor was blasted online on Saturday for a smear against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) while Nevada Democrats were caucusing to choose the DNC’s 2020 presidential nominee.

Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for The Washington Post, broke news on Saturday about what Robert O’Brien said in an interview to air on Sunday.

O’Brien was quickly criticized for his comments. Here is some of what people were saying:

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Internet Heaps Praise on CNN’s Anderson Cooper for His ‘Must Watch’ Destruction of Rod Blagojevich



CNN’s Anderson Cooper received near-universal praise across the board for what one commenter called his “fiery rebuke” of recently paroled former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Friday night that culminated in the CNN host telling him excuses for why he should not have been in prison were “bullsh*t.”

During the highly-contentious interview, Cooper came armed with facts and did not let Blagojevich get away with comparing himself to political prisoner Nelson Madel a which drew a smirk and rebuke from the CNN host.

Many on Twitter were quick to point to the interview as one all cable hosts should look at as a way to stop guests who go on shows to lie with no pushback.

As former President Bill Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich put it: “At a time when so many lies go unchecked and unaddressed by the media, @andersoncooper ‘s fiery rebuke of Blagojevich’s narrative could not have been more necessary. This is what real journalism looks like.”

You can see similar comments — as well as video — below:

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