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Democrat cancels fundraiser over incumbent's anti-abortion stance

Illinois Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) is the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Photo: By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

A senior Democratic official pulled out of a fundraiser for Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) on Wednesday following uproar over his anti-abortion stance as Lipinski gears up to face a progressive primary challenger who supports abortion rights, reports the New York Times.

Why it matters: Rep. Cheri Bustos' (D-Ill.) decision to withdraw from the Lipinski fundraiser highlights how crucial Democratic support for abortion rights has become in the wake of national abortion restrictions.

Judge rejects Trump effort to block Deutsche Bank subpoena

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A district judge in New York has declined to issue a preliminary injunction preventing Deutsche Bank and Capital One from complying with a congressional subpoena for President Trump's financial records.

Quote"Put simply, the power of Congress to conduct investigations is inherent in the legislative process."
— Judge Edgardo Ramos