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Partner, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.

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Mayor Breed opts out of SF Pride parade over police uniform controversy

San Francisco Mayor London Breed said she will not march in next month's Pride parade unless organizers relent and allow participating law enforcement officers to wear their uniforms.

The mayor's decision is a sign of the growing controversy surrounding one of the city's marquee public events. Earlier on Monday, the San Francisco Police Officers' Pride Alliance said its members would not participate in the annual celebration over the 2020 rule that bars cops, sheriff's deputies and firefighters from wearing their uniforms.

"I love the Pride Parade, and what it means for our LGBTQ community and for our city. It’s one of my favorite events of the year. However, if the Pride Board does not reverse its decision, I will join our city public safety departments that are not participating in the Pride Parade," Breed said in a statement to KTVU.

"Let’s be very clear about who we are talking about: brave women and men who not only have the courage to put on their uniforms and go out and risk their lives every day to serve our city, but who also have the courage to do so as openly out women and men in uniform," Breed said.


Bonus Tweet of the Day


Some NFL owners look to oust Dan Snyder as accusations mount: report

Multiple NFL owners are expressing interest in voting to oust Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder as accusations mount of financial improprieties and workplace misconduct within the organization.
“There’s growing frustration about the Washington situation and not over one issue, but over how much smoke there is,” one owner told USA Today in an op-ed published Saturday. “I think everybody’s getting tired of it.”

Another team owner detailed the league’s last meeting in March, at which time some owners expressed their anger about Snyder’s situation with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in attendance, according to USA Today.

“We are counting votes,” the owner said, adding that it will take 24 votes from owners to force Snyder to sell his stake in the franchise.

Other owners told the media outlet about their displeasure about the lack of a written report of the league’s first investigation into the Washington team, with one noting that there will be a bigger push for more information on the matter.


MI-GOV: State elections bureau says Craig and Johnson did NOT file enough valid signatures.


David Eggert
BREAKING: State elections bureau says Craig and Johnson did NOT file enough valid signatures. It recommends that they NOT make the GOP gubernatorial primary ballot.

Indiana pastor admits adultery; woman says she was a teen

WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — A church pastor told his Indiana congregation that he had committed adultery about 20 years ago, a disclosure that was followed moments later by a woman who stepped forward and said she was victimized by him when she was 16 years old.

The remarks were recorded on video Sunday at New Life Christian Church and World Outreach in Warsaw and posted on Facebook.

The Kosciusko County prosecutor’s office is investigating, WANE-TV reported. Prosecutor Daniel Hampton didn’t immediately return a message Monday seeking comment from The Associated Press.

Pastor John Lowe II told his congregation: “I committed adultery.”

“It was nearly 20 years ago,” he said. “It continued far too long. It involved one person and there’s been no other. I have no defense. ... I sinned. I need to say that and you deserve to hear it.”

Lowe got a standing ovation. But then a woman walked up to the microphone with her story.

“It was 27 years ago, not 20. ... I was just 16 when you took my virginity on your office floor. Do you remember that? I know you do,” she said.

She said the “lies and the manipulation have to stop.”

“I was a prisoner, and you kept me in your prison,” she said as Lowe stood near. “I’m a prisoner no longer.”

Some people then shouted questions at Lowe. He admitted having sex with the woman when she was a teenager.

“It was wrong. I can’t make it right,” Lowe said.


NY-17: Democrat Alessandra Biaggi to challenge Sean Patrick Maloney in primary.

“Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s (D-NY) decision last week to leave behind his current congressional district to campaign for a colleague’s safer seat infuriated fellow Democrats, who saw the actions as unacceptable for the man tasked with protecting their House majority,” the New York Times reports.

“On Monday, a progressive New York lawmaker, Alessandra Biaggi (D), said she would try to stand in his way, channeling the ire of the party’s left wing at the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.”

Biaggi called Maloney “a selfish corporate Democrat.


Kellyanne Conway rolls out antisemitic classics on Jared Kushner in new book.

On Sunday, The Washington Post reported on an excerpt of Conway's new book, "Here's the Deal: A Memoir," which is a re-telling of her experiences in the Trump White House, where she served as a senior aide to former President Donald Trump.

Per The Post, Conway wrote in her book that Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump, was a "shrewd and calculating" individual and "a man of knowing nods, quizzical looks, and sidebar inquiries."

According to Conway, Kushner also operated with the knowledge that he was unlikely to be held accountable for any personnel or legislative disasters that took place on his watch, the outlet reported.

"There was no subject he considered beyond his expertise. Criminal justice reform. Middle East peace. The southern and northern borders. Veterans and opioids. Big Tech and small business," she wrote in her book, per The Post.


Businesses that help employees get abortions could be next target of Texas lawmakers if Roe v. Wade

With Texas poised to automatically ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, some Republicans are already setting their sights on the next target to fight the procedure: businesses that say they’ll help employees get abortions outside the state.

Fourteen Republican members of the state House of Representatives have pledged to introduce bills in the coming legislative session that would bar corporations from doing business in Texas if they pay for abortions in states where the procedure is legal.

This would explicitly prevent firms from offering employees access to abortion-related care through health insurance benefits. It would also expose executives to criminal prosecution under pre-Roe anti-abortion laws the Legislature never repealed, the legislators say.

Their proposal highlights how the end of abortion would lead to a new phase in — not the end of — the fight in Texas over the procedure. The lawmakers pushing for the business rules have signaled that they plan to act aggressively in the next legislative session. But it remains to be seen if they’ll be able to get a majority on their side.


Tweet of the Day


Kellyanne Conway's new book oozes MAGA grievance towards family.

Kellyanne Conway writes in her new book that there was no “deal” between her and her husband as she served as one of Donald Trump’s top aides, Axios reports.

“Night after night, I would come home from a busy day at work and be there for the kids: dinner, homework, projects. While I was minding dishes, dogs, laundry, managing adolescent dramas and traumas, George would be just steps away from me, tucked away in his home office, plotting against my boss and me.”

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