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Pro-choicers picket Pelosi's house, claim Democrats are 'complicit' in potential overhaul of Roe v. Wade

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A small group of pro-choice protesters picketed in front of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco residence, condemning Pelosi and her party as “complicit” in the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade (1973), after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggested the Court is on the verge of striking down the abortion precedent.”We are here because the Democratic Party and the Democrats as a whole have been complicit in this whole thing,” a female protester shouted in a bullhorn. She and others lined up behind a banner reading “abortion on demand and without apology!” They also carried signs with the faces of the five Republican-appointed Court justices who reportedly supported the draft opinion, with the word “LIAR” over their heads.PELOSI LAUDS PROTESTERS USING ‘RIGHTEOUS ANGER’ TO ‘MARCH AND MOBILIZE,’ AS SUPREME COURT SET TO OVERTURN ROEShe explicitly declared her intention to pressure the Court not to go through with the opinion. 
Pro-choice protester outside Nancy Pelosi’s house. Credit KGO-TV. 

Pro-choice group to target all 6 GOP-appointed SCOTUS justices' homes for 'Walk-by Wednesday' protests

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A pro-choice group is planning protests outside the homes of all six Republican-appointed justices of the Supreme Court – Justices John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett – in what the group is calling “Walk-by Wednesday.” The far-left group known as “Ruth Sent Us” has repeatedly targeted conservative justices’ homes as part of an ongoing left-wing pressure campaign aimed at influencing the court to uphold Roe v. Wade, after a leaked draft opinion suggested the court is on the verge of overturning its verdict in the 1973 case. Ruth Sent Us is also among the far-left groups to have targeted Catholic churches for pro-choice protests. PRO-CHOICE GROUP TARGETING CHURCHES HAS LINKS TO REVOLUTIONARY COMMUNIST PARTY 
Protesters at the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
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Demonstrators protest outside of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, near Washington, U.S., May 7, 2022. 
(REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)The group, which has a TikTok account with more than 22,000 followers, recently posted videos of women wearing costumes inspired by Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaids Tale” protesting in front of what they claimed was Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s house. Another video showed activists walking into what appeared to be the front of a Catholic church during Mass. “For 2,000 years the Catholic Church has been an institution for the enslavement of women,” one of the protesters can be heard saying in the video, which calls for protests between May 8 and May 14.The group last week threatened that they would be “burning the Eucharist,” to show their “disgust for the abuse Catholic Churches have condoned for centuries.””Stuff your rosaries and your weaponized prayer,” the group wrote on Twitter. “We will remain outraged after this weekend, so keep praying. We’ll be burning the Eucharist to show our disgust for the abuse Catholic Churches have condoned for centuries.”NANCY PELOSI’S HOUSE TARGETED BY PRO-CHOICE PROTESTERS DEMANDING SHE INVESTIGATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES
House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., arrives for a news conference to talk about housing funds in President Joe Biden’s government overhaul, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. 
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Fox News Digital reported Monday that Sam Spiegel, the registrant of the Ruth Sent Us website and a far-left activist, previously expressed support for Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., controversial 2018 call to harass Trump administration officials in public, saying at the time that even supporters of his administration deserve to be “ambushed.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”Lies and cruelty are not political opinions. If you support Trump today, you’re a Nazi, and should be run out of polite society,” Spiegel tweeted June 24, 2018, the day after Waters, D-Calif., told supporters, “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”The group’s targets haven’t been limited to Republicans, either. Ruth Sent Us announced on Monday that it was organizing a protest outside of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in San Francisco Tuesday evening to demand that she “investigate the corrupt justices” and “save abortion.”Fox News Digital’s Cameron Cawthorne, Jessica Chasmar and Audrey Conklin contributed reporting

House passes bill allowing congressional staffers to unionize

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The House of Representatives passed a bill that grants congressional workers the right to organize and collectively bargain Tuesday evening, much to the applause of the chamber’s Democratic members.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi swiftly praised the bill’s “historic” passage, after it cleared the chamber by a vote of 217-202.”Today, the House took historic action paving the way for Congressional staffers to choose to join together in a union,” she said in a statement. “By empowering staffers to advocate for themselves and each other, we take an important step to ensure the House is best able to serve the American people.”
US President Joe Biden walks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he departs the US Capitol after a caucus meeting in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2021.
(Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)HOUSE PASSES $40 BILLION UKRAINIAN AID PACKAGEPelosi said the unionization bill comes amid a sweeping effort by the Democratic-controlled Congress to help congressional staff.”The Congress has long been strengthened by the skill, dedication and patriotism of our hard-working staffers, who enable us to fulfill our legislative and constituent responsibilities,” she said. “The Democratic House is committed to honoring their service, while ensuring the Congress is well-positioned to compete for outstanding and diverse staff. Last week, I was proud to announce that the House will set its first-ever pay floor, establishing a minimum annual salary of $45,000.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)BIDEN SUPPORTS CAPITOL HILL STAFFERS’ UNIONIZING EFFORT: PSAKI”These new steps build on the actions that I have been proud to take as Speaker to strengthen and diversify our Capitol Hill workforce, including establishing the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion to help open the doors to public service for underrepresented communities,” Pelosi continued.Democratic Rep. Andy Levin, a member of the House Education and Labor Committee and the House Labor Caucus who authored the resolution, also celebrated its passage.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Congressman Andy Levin(D-MI) speaks during a press conference today on February 09, 2022 at HVC/Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA. 
( Lenin Nolly/Sipa USA)/Reuters)”After 26 years, the House has finally provided its workers the fundamental human right to form a union without fear of retaliation,” Levin said. “As someone who has spent decades in the labor movement and devoted their life to protecting and enhancing workers’ rights, this moment stands out as a major highlight.””Congressional staff are joining a broader movement of workers in our society who are organizing, bargaining collectively and stepping up to make clear that they want more of a voice in their workplaces,” he added.
Today, the Congressional Workers Union announces staff efforts to unionize the offices and committees of the United States Congress. Read our full statement here. pic.twitter.com/pnl7rMhpjB— Congressional Workers Union (@Congress_Union) February 4, 2022
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that President Biden supports the resolution. 

White House encourages 'peaceful' Roe v. Wade protests outside Supreme Court justices' homes

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The White House on Tuesday said it encourages “peaceful” protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices, while criticizing those on the right who have expressed “outrage” over Roe v. Wade demonstrations but were “silent” when protests against school boards, abortion clinics and the capitol riot.White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday doubled down on the president’s stance regarding protests.WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT HAS ‘NOT SEEN VIOLENCE’ AGAINST SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, AS PROTESTS ERUPT OUTSIDE HOMES”I think I said yesterday, but I’m happy to repeat because I think it’s important for everybody to hear that the president’s long-standing view has been that violence, threats and intimidation of any kind have no place in political discourse,” Psaki said Tuesday. “And we believe, of course, in peaceful protests.”Psaki added: “What I do find interesting, and I think most many people have noted, is that there are voices on the right who have called out these protests that are happening while remaining silent for years on protests that have happened outside of the homes of school board members, the Michigan secretary of state, or including threats made to women seeking reproductive health care or even an insurrection against our capital.”
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)”So, I know that there’s an outrage right now, I guess, about protests that have been peaceful to date, and we certainly continue to encourage that outside of judges homes,” Psaki continued. “And that’s the president’s position.”She added: “But the silence is pretty deafening about all of the other intimidation that we’ve seen to a number of people.”Psaki was referring to parents protesting at school board meetings over COVID mask mandates, the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, and pro-life protesters targeting women’s reproductive health centers.According to federal U.S. code 1507, any individual who “pickets or parades” with the “intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer” near a U.S. court or “near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” will be fined, or “imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”WHITE HOUSE WARNS PROTESTERS: JUSTICES ‘MUST BE ABLE’ TO DO JOBS WITHOUT ‘CONCERN’ FOR ‘PERSONAL SAFETY’When pressed on whether protesters were violating federal law, Psaki replied: “I think that intimidation and protests and intimidation outside of the homes of school board members, the Michigan secretary of state, you know, intimidation and threats against people seeking legal reproductive health care and against our capital and American democracy also warrant some outrage, and we haven’t really seen that.” 
Protesters at the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
(Fox News)The comments come after pro-choice protesters staged demonstrations outside the homes of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend. Protesters on Monday night also staged a demonstration outside the home of Justice Samuel Alito.WHITE HOUSE WARNS PROTESTERS: JUSTICES ‘MUST BE ABLE’ TO DO JOBS WITHOUT ‘CONCERN’ FOR ‘PERSONAL SAFETY’Alito authored the majority draft opinion, which was leaked to the public last week.”We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Justice Samuel Alito writes in the document, labeled the “Opinion of the Court” for the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”Should Roe v. Wade be overturned, abortions would be left for the states to decide. Meanwhile, outside the nation’s capital, an arsonist threw at least one Molotov cocktail into an office of Wisconsin Family Action (WFA), a pro-life activist group. Police are investigating the incident as arson and connected it to the aftermath from the leaked draft opinion. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe president “strongly” condemned the attack and “political violence of any stripe.” “The President has made clear throughout his time in public life that Americans have the fundamental right to express themselves under the Constitution, whatever their point of view,” the White House said in a statement. “But that expression must be peaceful and free of violence, vandalism, or attempts to intimidate.” 

Biden to host Pelosi, congressional delegation in Situation Room for Ukraine trip briefing

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President Biden is set to host House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of the congressional delegation who traveled to Ukraine last week in the White House Situation Room on Tuesday afternoon.Pelosi, D-Calif., led a delegation of Democratic lawmakers in a trip to Ukraine last month. The delegation included Democratic Reps. Jim McGovern, Gregory Meeks, Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, Bill Keating and Jason Crow.WHITE HOUSE SAYS BIDEN ‘WOULD LOVE TO VISIT UKRAINE,’ BUT THERE ARE ‘NO PLANS IN THE WORKS’ FOR A TRIP”The president previously spoke to Speaker Pelosi about the delegation’s trip by phone,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday. “As we said earlier this month, he wanted to hear a more thorough account of their time in Ukraine in person after they retired to the United States.”Psaki said Tuesday’s Situation Room meeting is “an opportunity to do exactly that.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Ukraine President Zelenskyy on May 1, 2022.
(Zelenskyy)Pelosi and the delegation met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy earlier this month in Kyiv. The speaker said the trip was meant “to send an unmistakable and resounding message to the entire world: America stands firmly with Ukraine.””Our meeting with President Zelenskyy began with him thanking the United States for the substantial assistance that we have provided,” Pelosi said in a statement after the meeting, adding that Zelenskyy “conveyed the clear need for continued security, economic and humanitarian assistance from the United States to address the devastating human toll taken on the Ukrainian people by Putin’s diabolic invasion – and our delegation proudly delivered the message that additional American support is on the way, as we work to transform President Biden’s strong funding request into a legislative package.””Our delegation conveyed our respect and gratitude to President Zelenskyy for his leadership and our admiration of the Ukrainian people for their courage in the fight against Russia’s oppression,” Pelosi said after the meeting.The president has not yet visited Ukraine. The White House said last week that he “would love to visit,” but that there are “no plans in the works” for him to travel to the country.Over the weekend, First Lady Jill Biden traveled to Ukraine and last month, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken made similar trips.Other leaders have traveled to Ukraine. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson traveled to Kyiv in April, and was seen in videos shared by Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense walking down the streets of the capital alongside Zelenskyy.
In this image released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office on Sunday, May 1, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrives for his meeting with U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, April 30, 2022. 
(Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)BIDEN REQUESTS $33B FROM CONGRESS FOR UKRAINE EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDINGIn March, prime ministers Mateusz Moravetsky of Poland, Petr Fiala of the Czech Republic and Janez Jansa of Slovenia traveled to Kyiv.Congress is weighing a $33 billion legislative package for Ukraine that the president requested last month, and Biden urged lawmakers to pass it “immediately” on Monday.The emergency supplemental funding bill for Ukraine includes $20.4 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine, with $5 billion in additional drawdown authority, $6 billion for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, and $4 billion for the State Department’s Foreign Military Financing program.PELOSI MEETS WITH POLAND’S PRESIDENT AFTER SURPRISE KYIV VISITThe administration is also asking for funding to bolster the Justice Department’s “KleptoCapture Task Force” efforts to pursue high value asset seizures from sanctioned individuals related to Russian actions in Ukraine.The Biden administration, in April announced another $800 million in military aid for Ukraine, including heavy artillery and ammunition, as the country continues to fight to defend itself against Russia’s multi-front war. That funding was in addition to an authorization of $800 million in weapons, ammunition and other security assistance earlier this month. The $1.6 billion the president approved last month for Ukraine came in addition to the more than $1 billion the Biden administration already sent to Ukraine. The House of Representatives is set to vote on the package Tuesday night. 

Hawley demands Garland ‘investigate and prosecute’ vandal 'pro-abortion activists'

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FIRST ON FOX: Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling on him to prosecute “pro-abortion activists” the senator says “have begun a campaign of violence, destruction, and intimidation” after the Supreme Court leak.Fox News Digital exclusively obtained the Tuesday letter from Hawley to Garland calling on the attorney general to “vigorously investigate and prosecute the crimes committed in recent days,” pointing to video footage of “pro-abortion activists surrounding the homes of Supreme Court Justices in an attempt to influence” their opinion on the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.The case asks the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade — which would return the decision to allow abortion to the state level — and was the subject the rare leak from the high court.DOJ SILENT ON ABORTION PROTESTS AT JUSTICES’ HOMES DESPITE FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITING ‘PICKETS’ TO INFLUENCE CASE
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Orlando, Fla.
(AP Photo/John Raoux)”This conduct has only one purpose: intimidation,” the Missouri Republican wrote. “It is also flagrantly illegal.””Federal law makes it a crime for a person, “with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer, in the discharge of his duty,” to “picket[] or parade[] … in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge.” 18 U.S.C. §1507,” Hawley continued. “The First Amendment is no shield to this illegal conduct.””Those upset by the leaks have plenty of places to protest that do not involve intimidation and do not place the Justices and their families at risk,” Hawley added. “And the Supreme Court already upheld a statute similar to this one, stressing that these laws are critical to democracy.”Hawley called the “unlawful picketing by these radical activists” as “nothing less than an attack on the Court itself,” and pointed to “harrowing reports have arisen in recent days of radical pro-abortion activists attacking pro-life persons and organizations.”
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 05: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Department of Justice on January 5, 2022 in Washington, DC. Garland addressed the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
(Photo by Carolyn Kaster-Pool/Getty Images)The Missouri Republican highlighted how “criminals firebombed a pro-life organization in Madison, Wisconsin” and tagged it with the message “if abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either” over the weekend as well as the vandalization of a Boulder, Colorado Catholic church.”Anti-religion vandalism in recent days also goes well beyond mere spray paint on doors,” Hawley wrote. “One radical organization suggested that its members had already stolen from a Catholic church the holiest of its contents—the Eucharist—and intend to destroy it in an act of gross sacrilege.””These acts of vandalism are not just hateful; they also clearly violate federal law, which prohibits “intentionally damag[ing] or destroy[ing] the property of a place of religious worship,’” the senator added.
Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. Whatever the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court’s secretive deliberation process, and on a case of surpassing importance. 
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Hawley also pointed to Los Angeles religious services being disrupted by “radicals” over the weekend and warned that the activists have future plans to disrupt services again.”You must not allow this brazen and unlawful intimidation to go unchecked. Last fall, your Department committed substantial resources to investigating parents at school board meetings,” Hawley wrote. “Failure to vigorously investigate and prosecute these crimes would send the message that your Department is only interested in prosecuting the Biden Administration’s political opponents—like parents speaking at school board meetings—leaving victims of actual crimes committed by the far left to fend for themselves.”The protests targeting the homes of Supreme Court justices and acts of vandalism against pro-life groups across the country came after the leaked draft opinion from Justice Samuel Alito.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFencing went up around the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., amid the protests that erupted following the leak.

Former immigration judge warns of impending Title 42 backlog

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The clock is ticking to the planned end of Title 42 pandemic border restrictions – which is expected to add to an already growing backlog of cases before immigration courts.The COVID-19-era health measure used to deport migrants crossing the border illegally is expected to expire May 23.  However, the backlog of cases has ballooned to over 1.7 million, according to Syracuse University TRAC. 
Immigrant men from many countries taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border on December 7, 2021, in Yuma, Arizona.
(John Moore/Getty Images, File)BORDER PATROL APPREHENDS DOZENS OF HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS WHO LANDED IN PUERTO RICOThat backlog has seen some migrants waiting five years for a court hearing. The 1.7 million figure is not strictly border-related and includes migrants from more than 200 countries. Retired immigration judge Denise Slavin sat on the bench for 24 years.   “My biggest fear with the ending of Title 42 is they’re going to do the same thing. They’re going to have judges stop doing the cases that are ready to be heard and finished and move them to these to the Title 42 cases that are new and so they won’t be ready. You’re just sort of spinning your wheels and wasting time,” Slavin told Fox News.  Immigration courts are not part of the independent judiciary, but rather the executive branch under the Justice Department.  Slavin told Fox News her former colleagues have been overwhelmed and understaffed. Unlike other judges, immigration judges do not control their own dockets.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”It’s very frustrating because as a judge it puts pressure on you to be in court eight hours a day, five days a week. Maybe even longer,” Slavin said.  There are approximately 500 immigration judges nationwide.