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‘Pro-life’ GOP congressman who asked his mistress to get an abortion will retire at the end of his term

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A “pro-life” GOP Congressman who reportedly asked his former mistress to get an abortion, will retire at the end of his term, the Associated Press reports.

The news follows a report by CBS Pittsburg that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) was mulling retirement after it came to light he once urged his former lover Shannon Edwards to seek an abortion. Transcripts of text messages between the pair that were shared with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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“You have zero issue posting your pro-life stance all over the place when you had no issue asking me to abort our unborn child just last week when we thought that was one of the options,” Edwards wrote to the GOP Congressman after his official Facebook account shared an anti-abortion post.

“I get what you say about my March for life [sic] message,” Murphy replied. “I’ve never written them. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don’t write any more. I will.”

Murphy admitted to the affair in September, telling the Post-Gazette he alone is responsible for his actions.

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“Last year I became involved in an affair with a personal friend,” Murphy said. “This is nobody’s fault but my own, and I offer no excuses. To the extent that there should be any blame in this matter, it falls solely upon me.”

Murphy was previously backed by the pro-life group National Right to Life Committee. On Tuesday, he voted in favor the House’s 20-week abortion—a bill he co-sponsored.

In a statement, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) said he was “extremely disappointed in the circumstances” surrounding Murphy’s retirement.

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Trump’s packed Supreme Court backs ‘forced arbitration’ that bars workers from taking abusive bosses to court

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Corporations are rapidly rendering sexual harassment, race and gender discrimination, life-threatening workplaces and wage theft immune to employee legal action.

They achieve this by forcing the vast majority of non-union private-sector workers to sign away their rights to go to court or use class or collective arbitration. Instead many millions of workers are being forced to forgo these efficient legal ways to resolve issues and to file individual arbitration claims.

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute and the Center for Popular Democracy says that by 2024 more than 80% of non-union private-sector workers will find courthouse doors chained shut by forced arbitration clauses that ban lawsuits and collective actions. (EPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to press the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.)

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Corporations can legally put carcinogens in our food without warning labels — here’s why

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A recent study by the Environmental Working Group revealed something horrifying: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller Roundup, was present in 17 of the 21 oat-based cereal and snack products at levels considered unsafe for children. That includes six different brands of Cheerios, one of the most popular American cereals.

I've written before about the limits of corporate free speech when it comes to public safety, but on that occasion I discussed this insofar as it involved corporate-sponsored climate change denialism. Yet here we have something more tangible, more direct: The safe glyphosate limit for children is 160 parts per billion (ppb), yet Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch has 833 parts per billion and regular Cheerios has 729 ppb. While the potential risks of glyphosate are fiercely debated, many scientists believe that it is linked to cancer.

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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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