What Joe Biden’s Flip-Flop On The Hyde Amendment Means For The Democratic Party (HBO)

Joe Biden no longer wants to be the only 2020 Democrat who supports a controversial rule to block federal funding for most abortions.

Biden said Thursday night that he doesn’t support the Hyde Amendment, a restriction added to the federal budget annually that prevents any money from going toward abortions — except in cases of rape, incest, or serious threats to the mother’s health. The U-turn comes just a day after his campaign told the New York Times Wednesday that he was still in favor of the rule.

Biden’s initial support made him the only 2020 candidate to come out in favor of Hyde, while a slew of his 2020 opponents — including the top three female candidates — almost immediately reiterated that they wanted to do away with the rule entirely.

On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren flat-out called Biden’s original stance wrong and pointed out that Hyde most directly affected low-income women through Medicaid.

“Understand this: Women of means will still have access to abortions,” Warren said during an MSNBC town hall Wednesday night. “Who won’t will be poor women.”

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Cory Booker all doubled down this week as well and said they support repealing Hyde. Abortion groups, too, quickly came after Biden’s support for the law.

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Madonna says she feels ‘raped’ by New York Times profile | AFP

Pop icon Madonna was unimpressed by a profile of her in the New York Times, calling the newspaper “one of the founding fathers of the patriarchy.”

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‘Error of judgement’: New York Times apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic’ cartoon

The New York Times has been forced to apologise for printing an anti-Semitic cartoon. It appeared in the paper’s international edition, and depicts the Israeli Prime Minister as a guide dog leading President Trump, who’s wearing dark glasses and a skull cap. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9t6s

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