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The protests have reached the homes of Kavanaugh and Roberts.:

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the houses of the president of the Supreme Court. john roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend following the leak of the draft opinion on abortion.

From a protester, according to WUSA9:: “You cannot take away my bodily autonomy and start enjoying your Saturday at home. You can do one thing or the other.”

Whats Next?: Protests are reportedly planned in front of Justice Samuel Alitothis week’s house. More about the protests

Images of the protests in front of the houses of the magistrates: Via WUSA9 Rafael Sanchez-Cruz.


white house press secretary Jen Psaki said this morning: “[Biden] He firmly believes in the constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats or vandalism…Judges play an incredibly important role in our society, and they should be able to do their jobs without worrying about their personal safety.”

There is increasing talk among Democrats to reform the Supreme Court, including expanding the court. What we know about Alexander Bolton from The Hill

In an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” NPR legal affairs correspondent nina totenberg He said the “leading theory” is that a conservative justice clerk leaked the draft opinion. Totenberg’s reasoning

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in Congress

What’s on the docket this week?:

  • abortion: Senate Democrats are forcing a vote this week to codify federal abortion rights. That vote will not pass, but it is symbolic.
  • House staff could unionize: The Chamber will vote this week to recognize the ability of its staff to unionize. “In addition to announcing a vote, [Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)] revealed that he was establishing a $45,000 minimum salary for congressional staff.”
  • Assistance in Ukraine: Senate Democrats are considering combining Ukraine aid and COVID-19 aid into one package.
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Context and details for each of The Hill’s Jordain Carney

district heard tweetedted cross ending a phone call outside Russell’s Senate office building: guy skateboarding by *flies bird*: ‘Fuck you, senator!’ Ted Cruz: ‘Your mom must be very proud.’ Another guy immediately after the exchange: ‘Senator, can I get a photo?’ *takes a selfie*”

in the white house

Jill is doing the rounds:

First woman jill biden made a surprise trip to Ukraine yesterday, meeting with the first lady Olena Zelenska on mothers day.

Darlene Superville of Associated Press he pointed: This is Zelenska’s first public appearance since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Here is a photo of the meeting of Biden and Zelenska: From The New York Times’s Katie Rogers.

So Biden stopped in Slovakia.: Met with the President of Slovakia Zuzana Caputova earlier today in Bratislava.

Photo of Biden’s meeting with the President of Slovakia: Via CNN kate bennett.

📍in Ukraine

What is different about the Russia-Ukraine conflict?:

the washington post reem akkad tweeted, “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is one of the most documented wars in history. From the moment the Russian troops entered the country, ordinary citizens, soldiers and officials picked up their phones to record what was happening around them.

akkad added: “While the videos flooded the social networks, [The Washington Post’s] The Visual Forensics team got to work. Social video became an integral part of our reporting and we had to make sure that what we were posting for our readers to see was verified as authentic and true.”

Here is the footage verified by the Post

Via CNBC holly ellyatt, “President Vladimir Putin on Monday he tried to defend Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in his annual ‘Victory Day’ speech, urging his forces to victory while evoking Russia’s triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II.

in Washington, D.C.

*Immediately search for ‘full body suits’ on Amazon*:

Via The Washington Post’s kevin ambrose“The tick that makes people allergic to red meat is in DC: One bite from a lone star tick could cause a lifelong red meat allergy.” Details and photo of the tick.

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OMG: “Keith Tremel from Edgewater, Md., is a competitive barbecue cook who can’t eat or savor his smoked beef and pork dishes. He needs to wear rubber gloves when he handles red meat, or he’ll get a rash.”

🦠 The latest on COVID

Not the most surprising news:

Several White House Correspondents’ Dinner attendees have tested positive for COVID-19.

There is no exact count of cases, but these are some of the cases.: ABC reporter jonathan carlosSecretary of state Antony blinked and reporters from The Washington Post, Voice of America, etc. Some reactions to the positive cases


Cases to date: 81.6 million

Number of dead: 995,023

Current hospitalizations: 12,380

Shots administered: 579 million

Fully vaccinated: 66.3 percent of Americans

CDC data here.

🐥Notable Tweets

I love stuff like this:

The hills gangbang alex tweeted a fact from the pool reporter Tyler Pager from the Washington Post: “The first lady’s office heard that the base in Romania was running low on ketchup, so they brought about five gallons on the plane to leave at the base.”


The essence: The Senate is inside. The House is out. President Biden Y vice president harris are in Washington, D.C.

  • 9:50 a.m. EDT: Biden returns to the White House from Delaware.
  • 11:15 a.m. EDT: Biden Y harris received the President’s Daily Report.
  • 2:45 p.m. EDT: Biden signs the Law on Lending and Leasing for the Defense of Ukraine’s Democracy of 2022.
  • 3 p.m. EDT: The Senate meets. The full agenda of the Senate
  • 3:20 p.m. EDT: harris ceremoniously swear N. Nickolas Perry as United States Ambassador to Jamaica.
  • 5:30 p.m. EDT: A Senate closing vote on a nomination.
  • 6 p.m. EDT: Biden participates in a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception.

📺what to see

  • 1:30 p.m. EDT: President Biden Y vice president harris comment on high speed internet access. live broadcast
  • 3 p.m. EDT: White House press secretary Jen Psaki hold a press conference. live broadcast

🍤 In lighter news

Today is National Shrimp Day!

And to make you smile, watch Tigger make a new best friend:

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