Planned Parenthood CEO: Trump's SCOTUS Pick Could Overturn Roe v. Wade & Kill Obamacare

President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court could threaten reproductive rights across the U.S., according to Planned Parenthood president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson. Barrett, who once called abortion “always immoral,” would give conservatives a decisive 6-3 advantage on the top court if she is confirmed by the Senate, and President Trump has openly promoted her nomination by suggesting she would help overturn the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in the U.S. Barrett “would be a huge threat to reproductive rights” on the Supreme Court, says McGill Johnson. “Reproductive healthcare is healthcare. And the most immediate threat that we…

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How “Extremist” Amy Coney Barrett Could Reshape the Supreme Court & Hand Trump the Election

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. President Trump has nominated the conservative federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat. Barrett is a 48-year-old former Notre Dame law professor who clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. On Saturday, Barrett spoke alongside President Trump at the White House. JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: I clerked for Justice Scalia more than 20 years ago, but the lessons I learned still resonate. His judicial philosophy is mine, too: A judge must apply the law…

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A Criminal Tax Cheat? Bombshell NYT Report Shows Trump Paid No Federal Income Tax for 10 of 15 Years

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show looking at the bombshell report in The New York Times that reveals Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years, and he paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017. The Times published the report after obtaining more than two decades of Trump’s tax return data. On Sunday, Trump called the report “fake news,” but he continues to refuse to release his tax returns. The reporting paints a picture of Trump as either an inept entrepreneur or a criminal tax…

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Headlines for September 28, 2020

Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to SCOTUS; GOP-Led Senate Could Confirm Before Nov. 3NYT: Trump Paid $750 in Fed. Income Taxes in 2016, No Income Taxes in 10 of Last 15 Years Protests Continue over Impunity in Breonna Taylor's Case as Her Family Speaks OutU.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 7 Million, on the Rise in Two Dozen StatesGlobal Coronavirus Deaths Approach 1 Million; Latin America Has Half of Most Infected NationsArmenia and Azerbaijan Declare Martial Law as Fighting Kills at Least 23 PeopleBelarus Protests Continue as EU and U.S. Refuse to Recognize Lukashenko as Legitimate RulerAt Least 16 Refugees Feared Dead After Shipwreck Off Libya's CoastLebanese Prime Minister-Designate Steps DownSalvadoran…

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“Without Love, We Won’t Make It”: Bishop Michael Curry on Faith & What’s at Stake in November

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. The U.S. coronavirus death toll officially passed 200,000 this week. On Sunday, the Washington National Cathedral of the Episcopal Church marked the sobering milestone by tolling its bell 200 times, once for every thousand lives lost. Well, to discuss those lives lost and the extraordinary circumstances the nation faces today, we spend the rest of the hour with Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the first African American to lead the denomination. Bishop Curry is the descendant of enslaved Africans,…

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Bernie Sanders on How to Block Trump from Stealing Election & Preserve American Democracy

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! As we end this segment, let’s hear from President Trump speaking to delegates at the Republican National Convention last month. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: The only way they can take this election away from us is if this is a rigged election. We’re going to win this election. We’re going to win this election. … What they’re doing is using COVID to steal an election. They’re using COVID to defraud the American people, all of our people, of a fair and free election. And we can’t do that. AMY GOODMAN: On…

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“The Election That Could Break America”: Inside How Trump & GOP Could Steal the Vote

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. For the second day in a row, President Trump refused to commit to accepting the results of the upcoming election if his rival Joe Biden wins. Trump was asked about the election as he left the White House to campaign in North Carolina. REPORTER: Mr. President, are the election results only legitimate if you win? PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: So, we have to be very careful with the ballots. The ballots, that’s a whole big scam. .... We want to make sure the election…

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Headlines for September 25, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders Warns of an Election "Between Donald Trump and Democracy"FBI Director Sees No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud24 Arrested as Louisville Protesters Defy Curfew to Demand Justice for Breonna TaylorKentucky Sen. Rand Paul Says Goal of Black Lives Matter Is "Terrorism"Drivers Attack Peaceful Black Lives Matter Protesters in Los AngelesFamily of Tucson Man Who Died in Police Custody Demands Charges for OfficersVirginia Officials Warn of "Severe Public Health Threat" If Trump Rally Allowed to ProceedIowa Slaughterhouse Fined $957 After COVID-19 Outbreak Infected Hundreds of WorkersU.N. Says 1 Million Coronavirus Deaths Due to Nations' Lack of Preparedness and SolidarityGlobal Youth Climate Strikes Return "For as Long as…

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“Two Systems of Justice”: Jacob Blake’s Father on Son’s Case, Breonna Taylor & Black Lives Matter

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. As outrage mounts over the grand jury ruling in the police killing of Breonna Taylor, we turn to Wisconsin, where the investigation into the police shooting of Jacob Blake is in its final stages. Jake Blake’s case became a flashpoint for national protest after the African American father was shot in the back by Kenosha police seven times in August, paralyzing him. White police officer Rusten Sheskey fired the shots at point-blank range into Jacob Blake’s back as Blake leaned into…

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An Indictment of the System: Protests Erupt as Cops Cleared for Killing Breonna Taylor in Her Home

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: A grand jury has failed to charge any of the three white Louisville police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor with her death, more than six months after they stormed the 26-year-old Black woman’s home in a no-knock raid and fired a hail of bullets in the middle of the night, leaving her dead. The grand jury’s only indictments were three counts of wanton endangerment against former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison for shooting into the apartment of a neighbor during the raid that ended Taylor’s life on March 13th. The two…

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