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Where abortion restrictions stand: The states that have passed laws

Anti-abortion protest. Photo: SAUL LOEB/Getty Images

The most restrictive abortion laws in generations are currently spreading across America's red states, setting up what could be a precedent-smashing Supreme Court challenge to the abortion status quo.

Driving the news: Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law on Wednesday to protect Illinois' abortion rights if Roe v. Wade were overturned, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Why Trump is a Florida Man

This photo shows Donald Trump walking in Florida, with palm trees in the background as the light fades.
Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

We always think of Trump as a New York guy, or the president in the White House. But at heart, he's a Florida Man with a Trumpian Florida life: big mansions and big money.

Why it matters: At Mar-a-Lago, we're seeing a whole new form of lobbying. People pay dues to the private club of the president of the United States, then try to influence him in person on government policy — all outside the normal watchdogs and strictures and surveillance of Washington. It's a stunning situation.