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Alabama lawmaker scorched for saying fertilized eggs should only be protected if they’re inside women

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Alabama Republicans are currently trying to force through a law that would make all abortions in the state illegal with no exceptions, and imprison doctors who perform them for up to 99 years.

But a bill this extreme invites plenty of logical contradictions: for example, asked Democratic state Sen. Rodger Mel Smitherman, why would fertilized eggs in the womb immediately be granted personhood, but not the thousands upon thousands of fertilized eggs in fertility clinics?

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State Sen. Clyde Chambliss gave the game away in answering him:

In other words, Chambliss admitted, the bill isn’t about protecting “life” at all — it’s about regulating what women do with their pregnancies, and nothing else.

In short order, social media pounced on Chambliss, dragging him for his views of women:

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Lindsey Graham quickly scuttles press conference after being linked to Ukraine scheme

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did not appear at a Wednesday press conference after reports linked him to a highly-controversial Ukraine scheme.

According to The Daily Beast, President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, provided Graham with a letter lobbying for sanctions on Ukrainian officials. The letter was obtained through Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.

Fox News reported on Wednesday morning that Graham was expected at a press conference -- but the senator never showed.

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Trump White House sends formal threat to John Bolton — and warns him not to publish his book: CNN

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CNN is reporting that the Trump White House has sent a formal threat to former national security adviser John Bolton aimed at blocking the publication of his upcoming tell-all book about his time working for the president.

The threat against Bolton marks an escalation for the Trump White House, which has resisted allowing Bolton to testify in the president's Senate impeachment trial. The president himself attacked Bolton in a tweet on Wednesday morning, and claimed that he fired him as national security adviser because he wanted to start "World War Six."

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‘The worst I’ve seen’: Conservative reacts in horror to Trump’s ‘dangerous’ abuse of executive powers

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Conservative Quin Hillyer has long been an advocate of restraining the power of the executive branch under both Democratic and Republican presidents -- and now he thinks it's time for the United States Senate to clamp down on President Donald Trump.

In his latest column for the Washington Examiner, Hillyer argues that the strongest defense of Trump's conduct lies in an expansive view of executive power that makes the president virtually unaccountable for any wrongdoing.

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