Liveblog - ICYMI: August 7, 2023

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Updates:

President Biden/Biden Administration:

Biden to GOP: I Did it. You Voted Against It. Now Deal with the Consequences.

Biden blunts Republican efforts to take credit for infrastructure projects they voted against

The Biden Administration has started putting up road signs near infrastructure projects funded by his landmark $2.1 trillion infrastructure law, as Republican members of congress who voted against that bill try to take credit.

The signs, which say simply “Project Funded by President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” are a public awareness campaign designed to celebrate the landmark achievement that provides urgent improvements to our crumbling infrastructure. 

2024 Election:

Ron DeFascist has a Sit-Down with NBC’S Dasha Burns:

“But respectfully, you did not clearly answer that question,” Burns said. “And if you can’t give a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on whether or not he lost —”
“No, of course he lost,” DeSantis said, adding, “Joe Biden’s the president.”

‘That’s a Misrepresentation!’ NBC’s Dasha Burns Pushes Back After DeSantis Claims Dems Are Pro-‘Infanticide’

“I would not allow what a lot of the left wants to do, which is to override pro-life protections throughout the country all the way up really until the moment of birth in some instances, which I think is infanticide.”

No Clue:

TFG’s Mounting Legal Woes:

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The Worst, Stupidest, and Most Deplorable in the World:

Craven Assholes:

State News:

Abortion rights supporters, opponents ready for Ohio Issue 1 vote

Driving the news: Tuesday’s special election centers on Issue 1, the lone statewide ballot item, which proposes raising the threshold to amend the Ohio Constitution to 60% of votes, up from a simple majority.

Why it matters: Supporters of Issue 1 want to make it more difficult for a proposed abortion rights amendment to pass in the state’s Nov. 7 general election.

State News:

Largest Black Fraternity Joins Dozens of Other Groups to Pull Annual Convention from Florida

The organizations all cite Ron Desantis’s policies as their reason for leaving.

Alpha Phi Alpha, the largest black fraternity in the US, announced that it was joining with dozens of other organizations to pull their annual convention out of Florida after many years because of “harmful, racist, and insensitive policies against the Black community.” It is the 99th Annual Convention for the group and was scheduled to take place in Orlando. The economic impact of the event was estimated at $4.6 million.

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