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Oklahoma lawmakers just approved a shockingly ‘insane’ abortion ban that would make doctors felons

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The Oklahoma state legislature passed complete ban of abortions, in contradiction of federal law, Tulsa World reports.

The bill, now making its way to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday, makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions and also revokes their medical licenses for doing so.

The bill passed the Senate with a 33-12 vote, with no debate, Tulsa World reports.

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The lone physician serving on the state Senate, Ervin Yen, called the measure “insane” and added it would without doubt be challenged in court. Courts have in the past thrown out legislation by Oklahoma lawmakers to put additional restrictions of abortion.

The bill was authored by Broken Arrow Republican state Sen. Nathan Dahm.

The Associated Press reports the law is the first of its kind in the nation and would punish physicians with up to three years in prison for performing the procedures.

While reproductive rights advocates call the bill unconstitutional, Dahm says he hopes it will lead to the overturn of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, in which the Supreme Court ruled that American women have the right to get abortions.

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Oklahoma is facing a $1.3 billion budget shortfall, with state agencies like schools, mental health and human services taking a $235 million hit in spending cuts, KFOR reports.

Last year, Democratic Rep. Cory Williams criticized fellow lawmakers for passing controversial bills that result in costly, losing litigation.

‘It`s not our job to pass constitutional laws.’ If I had a quarter every time I heard that in the last 7 years that I’ve been here, I`d be pretty well off,” Williams told KFOR.

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‘He’s cooked’: Sam Donaldson warns Trump the Senate may vote to convict him after impeachment trial

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Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson on Monday evening told CNN viewers not to assume that Senate Republicans would refuse to remove President Donald Trump from office during an impeachment vote.

"Breaking news," CNN Don Lemon alerted. "A CNN source saying that the effort to pressure Ukraine for political help alarmed John Bolton so much that the told an aide to alert White House lawyers that Giuliani was a hand grenade who will blow everyone up. And a source familiar with Fiona Hill’s testimony says the former Russia adviser told lawmakers she was she saw wrongdoing in the Ukraine policy and reported it."

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Rudy Giuliani admits ‘Fraud Guarantee’ paid him $500,000 to work for indicted associate

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Rudy Giuliani admitted being paid a half a million dollars by an associate currently being held in federal custody, Reuters reported Monday.

"President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination," Reuters reported.

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John Bolton ripped Rudy Giuliani as a drug dealer and ‘hand grenade’: report

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Then-National Security Advisor John Bolton was reportedly shocked by the shadow foreign policy being conducted by Rudy Giuliani, a top former National Security Council official testified to Congress on Monday, The New York Times reports.

"The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday," the newspaper reported. "Mr. Bolton got into a sharp exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to testimony provided to the investigators."

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