- The US will reposition US forces in east Africa and move to restore a US military presence in Somalia in consultation with the Somali government, the official told reporters on Monday.
- "We have seen, regrettably, clear evidence that al Shabaab has the intent and capability to target Americans," the official said, noting that the group had killed over a dozen Americans in east Africa in recent years, including three at a US military base in Kenya in early 2020.
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- JetBlue is going hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines and asking shareholders of the low-cost carrier to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition by Frontier Airlines.
- JetBlue said Monday that the new, lower offer is based on Spirit's unwillingness to share information that JetBlue requested.
- On Monday, Amber Heard told a Virgina courtroom that Johnny Depp’s teacup yorkie, Boo, was to blame for the now infamous poop found in their bed—the same poop that Depp previously alleged belonged to Heard—after the dog ate weed.
- Depp previously said that the poop on the bed was too big to be produced by a teacup yorkie and blamed Heard.
- I wrote a piece a couple of weeks ago about the radicalization of Republican politics at the state level, and I was pleased to receive quite a bit of feedback from readers.
- But as GOP politics moves further and further to the right, the door was open to a candidate who encouraged voters to thank Mike Lindell, and Jensen took advantage of the opportunity.
- “The exercise resulted in apologetic customer service representatives, one hold time that lasted well over an hour, and serious challenges in finding baby formula through some of the main suggestions listed on the new HHS website,” CNN claimed.
- CNN noted that the website was supposed to be a one-stop-shop for “resources and places that parents can go to obtain the formula, including contacts with companies, food banks (and) health care providers.”
- Days after an 18-year-old alleged supporter of the " great replacemen t" theory opened fire in a Buffalo grocery store located in a Black neighborhood, killing ten people and injuring three more on Saturday, right-wing pundits are attempting to downplay the mass shooting by baselessly claiming that the perpetrator was motivated by left-wing ideology.
- Gendron, who is now in custody, was acting on his belief in the "great replacement," an unsubstantiated theory – now widely shared amongst the far-right, including Fox News host Tucker Carlson – that Democrats are deliberately loosening border restrictions in order to offset the electoral power of white Americans.
- Even during a global pandemic, when the ability to see a doctor and afford basic healthcare has never been more important, 12 states that are home to more than 3.6 million babies have still failed to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act — despite Medicaid’s proven ability to improve access to quality care for both children and adults.
- The combination of economic challenges and limited access to care have affected mental health as well, with families reporting lower levels of emotional support and higher levels of loneliness and emotional distress since the pandemic began.
- 24, 2014 file photo, Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaks during a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York.
- Senior Chairman of Investment Bank Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein said a US recession is, in fact, possible and consumers should be ready for it.
- "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling praised a feminist protester for standing her ground against a mob of trans activists at the Emmeline Pankhurst statue in Manchester, U.K., saying the famed leader of the British suffragette movement would "be proud."
- The incident isn't the first time Rowling has been in conflict with trans rights activists, with the author frequently receiving backlash for her defense of feminism and biological women.
- Hours later, a 24-year-old man was shot as he got out of his car near a deli at West 47th Street and 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen around 5 a.m. Monday, authorities said.
- In Queens, a 47-year-old man was blasted in the arm as he took the garbage out on George Street near Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood around 2:30 a.m., police said.
- For its part, the Biden administration has said it plans to wait for that final decision before unveiling any executive actions to protect abortion access, forcing reproductive rights groups and their lawyers to fast-track their own post- Roe game plans for bringing lawsuits against abortion bans with no exemptions for rape or incest that many states plan to impose.
- The reproductive rights community is exploring creative new legal avenues to fight state abortion bans in anticipation of a post- Roe v.
Pelosi: ‘Of course’ private companies should provide abortion benefits as ‘dangerous’ SCOTUS takes away freedom
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday declared that the U.S. Supreme Court is "dangerous to the freedoms of our country" and endorsed actions by private companies to provide abortion benefits to employees that may live in states with strong pro-life laws if Roe v.
- Pelosi went on to assert that everything from gay marriage to the right to use contraceptives would be in danger if the court overturns Roe .
- Justice Amy Coney Barrett, writing the majority opinion, said the way Congress wrote the law governing relief from deportation bars court “review of any judgment regarding the granting of relief.”
- The justices said the immigration authorities’ decisions on the facts of the case are final and cannot be appealed to federal courts.
McDonald’s announced on Monday that it would no longer be conducting business in Russia after opening its first restaurant in the country back in 1990. The fast food juggernaut’s plan is to sell all its Russia locations to a local owner and remove the iconic McDonald’s arches from the buildings, so that its distinctive branding can’t be appropriated in any way. “The humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, and the precipitating unpredictable operating environment, have led McDonald’s to conclude that continued ownership of the business in Russia is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values,” McDonald’s said in a statement.Read more >Similar articles >
- Sussmann, 57 at the time, was charged with concealing his clients — Clinton's 2016 campaign and “Tech Executive-1,” known to be former Neustar executive Rodney Joffe — from FBI general counsel James Baker when he presented internet data that suggested a secret back channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa-Bank during a September 2016 meeting.
- T he trial of former Hillary Clinton presidential campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, charged with lying to the FBI about not having a client when he passed along since-debunked claims of collusion between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia in 2016, is set to begin Monday.
- The Republican Study Committee (RSC) is pushing to bring the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, led by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., to the House floor via a discharge petition.
- A senior GOP aide told Fox News Digital that "protecting women's sports will be a priority of a Republican majority."
New York governor uses Buffalo mass killing to push for new control on speech: ‘You don’t protect hate speech’
- In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Hochul took her rhetoric further, blaming social media companies and TV commentators for spreading the type of information that radicalized the Buffalo killer.
- In appearances on multiple Sunday cable news shows, Hochul advocated for government intervention to stop so-called "hate speech" from spreading online.
- During her testimony Monday, Heard responded to an audio recording from September 2015 where Depp audibly says, “You punched me in the face.”
- Actor Amber Heard alleged on Monday that she would “resort to reactively hitting” her now ex-husband Johnny Depp in response to the abuse she says she experienced at his hands.
- Because what I did remember about Kulinski’s show struck me as mostly capital-P “progressive” takes on the news — the left wing of the Netroots crowd more than the democratic socialism Sanders has popularized.
- But unlike Hayes, Amy Goodman, or his friend Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks — who began airing Secular Talk on his web network seven years ago — the thirty-two-year-old Kulinski is virtually invisible in the mainstream media.
- While both the actual damage on the ground and radioactive fallout would be negligible, the psychological effect could be enormous: It would be the first nuclear explosion by a superpower since nuclear testing ended in 1992, and the first bomb detonated in the atmosphere by either the U.S. or Russia after such tests were outlawed by treaty in 1963.
- While any use of a nuclear weapon is unthinkable to most of the world, under current Russian military doctrine — usually described in shorthand as “escalate to deescalate” — Putin could choose a nuclear “demonstration” as a warning to halt further American military aid to the Ukrainians.
Liz Cheney Says GOP Leadership Enables “White Nationalism” That Led to Buffalo Supermarket Mass Shooting
- Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) had harsh words for Republican leadership, saying that her party enables “white nationalism” that led to a mass shooting in a Buffalo, New York supermarket over the weekend.
- “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism.
- Under the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (NY SAFE) Act, a 2013 law that was hurriedly passed in response to the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, "assault weapons" include semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines and have one or more of seven "military-style" features.
- The NY SAFE Act allowed people who already owned guns covered by its new definition of "assault weapons" to keep them as long as they registered them with the state police within a year after the law took effect.
- The alleged gunman who killed 10 people at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket, had planned to continue his rampage after leaving the grocery store, according to CNN .
- 13 people were shot at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday, leaving 10 dead.
- Unfortunately, not being at fault doesn’t guarantee justice, but a national record of exonerations is one step toward avoiding wrongful convictions in the U.S. In the U.K., not needing to declare fault in petitions to divorce is allowing for more harmonious proceedings.
- In Western Canada, advances in species preservation come thanks to the kind of cooperation between authorities and local populations we increasingly note here in our Points of Progress.
- So, when Joe Biden decided to form a thought police task force at the Department of Homeland Security ahead of the 2022 midterms, you can only imagine how Maher would react given his past remarks about Big Tech censorship concerning the Wuhan lab leak theory and Hunter Biden’s laptop.
- Maher also slammed the incoming director of the new Disinformation Governance Board for wanting to enable verified Twitter users to edit other users if they feel like a tweet is misleading.
- Sweden’s Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, right, and the Moderate Party’s leader Ulf Kristersson give a news conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, May 16, 2022.
- Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, via translator, explains decision to apply for NATO membership:
- CNN’s @acosta asks Dr. Anthony Fauci if he would return to the White House if Donald Trump was elected for a second term.
- Without hesitation, Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would not serve as the White House chief medical adviser if former President Donald Trump were to win the 2024 election.
Speaking at Seminole State College today, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo General claimed personal freedom is more important to him as a doctor than protecting Americans and health care workers from the pandemic.
Continuing to try and "own the libs" instead of acting like state legislators and medical professionals, Governor Ron DeSantis and his wacko Surgeon General continued their rants against any form of vaccine mandates against the highly infectious virus, including any requirements for health care workers.
Ladapo was happy health care providers weren't dismissed for refusing to get vaccinated during the pandemic in Florida.
"A personal decision they choose to not do for a variety of reasons," he said.
Ladapo continued, “I personally, and I know many of you appreciate that Florida fortunately never went down that path of disregard for human beings and lunacy because it doesn’t make sense. It also happens to be crazy.”
The only crazy here is Dr. Ladapo.
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- "The White House is having ongoing conversations with the four major infant formula manufacturers -- Reckitt, Abbott, Nestle/Gerber, and Perrigo -- to work with them to identify transportation, logistical, and supplier hurdles to increasing production of formula at their US- and FDA-approved facilities, to expand the amount and speed of FDA-approved formula being shipped into the country, and ensure that formula is quickly moving to retailers from factories," the White House official said.
- The White House is also in "ongoing communication" with Target, Amazon, Walmart and other major retailers, the official said, "to identify parts of the country that may be at risk of critically low supply of infant formula, and have offered to work with manufacturers and retailers to bring more formula to those parts of the country, including with US government transportation and logistics support."
- The outlet authenticated photos of Barnette in the crowd of Trump supporters, walking alongside Proud Boys, ahead of the attack on the Capitol.
- Barnette’s Trumpism has been well-documented, but on Monday NBC News reported that the right-wing lawmaker was even part of the mob that marched to the Capitol last Jan. 6 .
- Vice President Kamala Harris was brutally mocked on Twitter over the weekend for making what was possibly her most embarrassing "word salad" speech so far at the internationally broadcast Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.
- Harris used the phrase "work together" multiple times in a single rambling sentence, reminding many listeners of another infamous speech when she repeated the phrase “the significance of the passage of time” over and over in the span of about 30 seconds.
- “Photos obtained by Fox News showed Sanders taking a first-class seat on an American Airlines flight to Pittsburgh to speak on behalf of Lee, a candidate for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, at a rally Thursday,” the report said.
- According to The Western Journal, the Vermont politician flew out to Pennsylvania in order to stump for fellow hard-left progressive state Rep. Summer Lee, who is a big, big supporter of various socialist schemes.
- A team of engineers in France smashed the record for furthest distance traveled in a hydrogen-powered car last Wednesday.
- By the end, the team broke the distance record for a hydrogen car previously held by a Toyota Mirai that drove 1,360 kilometers (about 845 miles) in the U.S.
- "Their plan to grant amnesty to 11 MILLION illegal immigrants will overthrow our current electorate and create a permanent liberal majority in Washington." J.D. Vance, a Trump endorsee who won the Republican nomination for Ohio Senate, was on Fox News peddling the nonsense that Democrats are shipping undocumented immigrants in to vote for them in the election set to occur in a few months.
- The main issue there is that while the five-alarm rhetoric is often appropriate on say, the climate crisis or the threat the Republican Party now poses to American democracy, the words are belied by the complete lack of action from the Democratic Party.
- “Tapping into the ingenuity, resourcefulness, and work ethic of people in Western North Carolina through rural broadband will benefit not just NC-11 but our state and nation.
- Senator Tillis has been vocal in his criticism of Cawthorn, previously calling for an investigation into the overexposed freshman congressman for insider trading and publicly promoting the cryptocurrency LGBCoin, causing an extreme surge in value.
- However, it has come to light that several months ago, the Biden administration quietly sent the WHO several amendments to a 2005 international health regulation to be considered at the May 22 meeting about the treaty.
- The salient fact here is that rather than publicly supporting a new pandemic treaty, the Biden administration is trying to use the global momentum for such a treaty to strengthen existing regulations the U.S. already signed on to.
- Many Black and Hispanic American citizens reportedly are leaving the Democratic Party as they realize that Biden’s illegal and criminal open-border policies have led to millions of illegal immigrants flooding the country, taking away lower-wage jobs and diluting the voting power of minorities.
- The question is whether a potential Republican majority in the House and Senate, combined with a bloc of pragmatic Democratic senators, might decide to impeach President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
- Stefanik wrote on her Facebook page that her party stands for “legal immigration while Democrats support amnesty for illegals:”
- And it was the wrong-headed idea that immigrants would knock out white Americans and replace them with immigrants of color, The Washington Post reported.
- While having a conversation with a former law clerk at a conference of conservative and libertarian thinkers in Dallas, Justice Clarence Thomas blasted members of the media for criticizing his career on the court; Thomas had a message for them:
- “I will absolutely leave the Court when I do my job as poorly as you do yours.”
- Russia has started moving nuclear-capable missiles towards its border with Finland hours after Moscow vowed not to tolerate Helsinki’s plans to join Nato .
- A person on the video can be heard saying: ‘As soon as the president of Finland said they were joining Nato, a whole division of Iskanders, seven of them is moving towards Vyborg.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested that Republicans are using black mail to demand a vote from Democrats on Title 42 .
- Senate Republicans blocked the upper chamber from advancing Democrats $10 billion COVID bill after the Biden administration refused to vote on reversing Title 42.
Rep. Banks calls on Garland to prosecute pro-choice activists harassing conservative Supreme Court justices
- Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., said Garland's treatment of the Supreme Court protesters stands in sharp contrast to how the Justice Department took "aggressive action" against parents at school board meetings and the "disproportionately harsh treatment" against defendants in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
- EXCLUSIVE : The chair of the largest conservative caucus in Congress blasted Attorney General Merrick Garland for failing to prosecute pro-choice activists harassing conservative Supreme Court justices at their homes after a leaked opinion suggested they would overturn the landmark Roe v.
- On "Fox News Sunday," host Shannon Bream interviewed Oklahoma GOP Gov. Kevin Stitt about a law he signed that would make performing abortions punishable with up to 10 years in jail and $100,000 in fines.
- On the same show, Bash asked Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi about criticisms of Democratic leadership's failure to see the GOP's long game on abortion.
- “I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad… I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them,” Thomas went on to say at the Old Parkland Conference, according to a report from Fox News.
- And then I wonder — when they’re gone or destabilized — what we’re going to have as a country,” the justice stated according to The Post.
- Just two days after a racist right-wing teenager spouting the Fox News host’s beloved “Great Replacement Theory” – that Democrats and “elites” are working to replace white Americans with immigrants of color, echoed by Carlson on his show at least 400 times – murdered at least 10 people in Buffalo, Carlson’s employer is facing its annual “upfronts” meeting to convince media buyers to place ads with Fox, including Carlson’s show.
- The 2018 Christchurch, New Zealand killer, Brandon Tarrant, wrote a “manifesto” titled “The Great Replacement,” explaining that European whites should fight “racial and cultural replacement” by immigrants.
The Golden Arches will soon no longer be in Russia, as McDonald's end its thirty-year experiment with the former Communist stronghold. After temporarily closing all of it's restaurants, and continuing to pay its 67,000 employees in Russia, they've decided that "doing business in Russia is no longer tenable."
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McDonald's became the symbol of glasnost in action 30 years ago when it opened its first restaurant in Moscow. But after temporarily shutting down more than 800 restaurants following the invasion of Ukraine, McDonald's has decided to leave Russia altogether.
The burger chain will sell its Russia business, saying the "humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, and the precipitating unpredictable operating environment, have led McDonald's to conclude that continued ownership of the business in Russia is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald's values."
In March, shortly after the war began, McDonald's followed other Western companies and temporarily shut down its restaurants in Russia.
Once the sale is finalized, the Russian restaurants will be "de-Arched," meaning the locations will no longer be allowed to use the McDonald's name, logo or menu. McDonald's (MCD) said its employees will still be paid until the transaction closes and that "employees have future employment with any potential buyer."
- The new feature — which rolls out this week in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, as well as Dubai — is part of a push by the ride-hailing giant to expand its electric offerings as it seeks to ensure that its U.S.- and Europe-based fleets will have zero emissions by 2030.
- The update will include new maps of EV charging stations — complete with speed and type of charger — which will be integrated this summer into driver tools alongside other services, like gas stations and restrooms.
- “FX’s documentary contends that Musk has routinely and deliberately pledged something he can’t presently fulfill, the issue being that there are millions of Tesla owners who may reasonably believe that Autopilot and Full Self Driving will do their steering and braking for them—resulting in hazardous “automation complacency.”
- Simply put, FX’s documentary contends that Musk has routinely and deliberately pledged something he can’t presently fulfill, the issue being that there are millions of Tesla owners who may reasonably believe that Autopilot and Full Self Driving will do their steering and braking for them—resulting in hazardous “automation complacency.”
Fox Has ‘No Regrets’ About Sparking the Decline of Civilization By Casting Rudy Giuliani on ‘Masked Singer’
- And yet, even though the stunt casting was, by all measures, an unequivocal disaster, Fox (home of The Masked Singer ) is standing by their decision.
- Last month, reality television sank to new depths of brain-rotting, shame-inducing moral decay when Rudy Giuliani was revealed as a contestant on The Masked Singer.
- Former President Trump is doubling down on his support for embattled Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) ahead of a Tuesday primary contest that will determine whether the 26-year-old congressman will get a chance at a second term in the House.
- But his latest show of support comes as Cawthorn is facing a fight for political life following a series of controversies that have fueled GOP criticism of the first-term congressman.
- Megan, ever the professional, continued to pose and threw Delevingne a few courtesy laughs, but there did seem to be an unmistakable look of irritation on her face in an already-chaotic moment, where a photographer who sounded just like character actress Margo Martindale pestered Megan, “Can you turn this way for us in the cheap seats?”
- Because photographers at these kinds of events generally have no sense of boundaries as they scream directions at stars, some began to encourage Delevingne to come out from behind the barrier and join Megan for a photo.
- “The letter to the Department of Justice, authored by Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan and signed by other Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, noted the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division had created a threat tag for investigations into parents’ groups — EDUOFFICIALS,” the report continued.
- The House Judiciary Committee’s letter notes the FBI interviewed a Moms for Liberty member after an investigation that began when a tip submitted to the bureau through the National Threat Operations Center hotline, claimed she told a local school board ‘we are coming for you,” The Western Journal reported.
- It pays homage to a hard-working actor and acknowledges that we can’t help but like the guy – at least the guy we’ve seen on screen in films like “Raising Arizona,” “The Rock,” and “Face/Off.”
- It’s tongue in cheek, of course, but the movie connects because we’ve been watching Cage on screen for 30-odd years – “and loving it,” to quote Maxwell Smart of the “Get Smart” comedy series.
- In Japan, people play more video games than their American counterparts, but the nation has 96 times fewer gun homicides.
- Sunday, Fox News anchor Jon Scott wondered what went through the mind of the 18-year-old shooter, who had “his whole life in front of him, but now his life is essentially over” because of how he murdered all those Black people, whose lives are literally over.
- A week after Rep. Nancy Mace (R-CO) erroneously claimed “the vast majority of Republicans” support rape exceptions for abortion bans, Ricketts appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday to declare himself so “pro-life” that he believes rape survivors should be forced to remain impregnated by their rapists—certainly a bold claim from the same man who bank-rolled a ballot measure to reinstate the death penalty in his state.
- Why should we expect Republican lawmakers like Ricketts to care about rape survivors when all abortion bans, which allow the state to invade someone’s body and force them to be pregnant and give birth without their consent, are a form of gender-based violence?
- The Supreme Court struck down another provision of a major 2002 law meant to limit the influence of money in politics on Monday, and sided with the free speech rights of candidates in a challenge brought by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz .
- Justice Elena Kagan wrote a dissenting opinion, joined by the other two liberal members of the court, that states the law at issue prevented “crooked” exchanges for two decades.
The Thomas Kay Woolen Mill in Salem, Oregon was established in 1889. The mill ceased operation entirely in 1962, primarily due to competition from manmade materials like polyester. Today the mill is a part of the Willamette Heritage Center. The first two floors of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill building are devoted to telling the story of woolen processing, on its journey from fleece to fabric. The Finishing Room tells the story of burling and mending, fulling, napping, shearing and final inspections.[…]Read more >Similar articles >
- Last week, the president continued to antagonize the oil and gas industry with the cancellation of more energy projects across the country even as consumers face real-dollar gas prices not seen in nearly 15 years.
- Even as the Interior Department auctions off new drilling leases to comply with a federal court order, White House officials have made clear that the administration has no plans to see them through.
(Reuters) -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Sunday that he expects the Senate to vote on Wednesday to approve about $40 billion in proposed aid to help Ukraine resist Russia's invasion, after holding a related procedural vote on Monday.
"We expect to invoke cloture -- hopefully by a significant margin -- on the motion to proceed on Monday, which would set us up to approve the supplemental on Wednesday," McConnell told reporters on a conference call from Stockholm after visiting the Ukrainian capital on Saturday. He was referring to a procedural "cloture" vote that caps further debate on a matter at 30 hours.
President Joe Biden requested $33 billion in aid for Ukraine on April 28, including over $20 billion in military assistance. The U.S. House of Representatives boosted the sum to roughly $40 billion, adding more military and humanitarian aid.
Speaking from the capital of Sweden, which along with Finland plans to seek membership in NATO, McConnell voiced strong support for both countries joining the 30-member Western military alliance created to deter Soviet aggression.
"They have very capable militaries, both of them," McConnell said. "They will be important additions to NATO if they choose to join, and I think the United States ought to be first in line to ratify the treaty for both these countries to join."
(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed in St.Paul, Minnesota, and Doina Chiacu in Washington; editing by Matthew Lewis and Jonathan Oatis)
- According to a report from The Western Journal, Melania Trump had a sit down conversation with Fox News host Pete Hegseth for her first interview since she left the White House, said the Washington Examiner.
- First Lady Melania Trump, who spent a great deal of time and effort during the time she spent in the White House with her husband, President Donald Trump, calling attention back to the children the world seemed to forget, recently stated that the infant shortage happening in America is “heartbreaking.”
- The organization "is deeply saddened by a fatal shooting that occurred at a lunch reception,” Tom Cramer, a co-executive at a network of Orange County Presbyterian churches, the Presbytery of Los Ranchos, said in a statement .
- Tom Cramer, a co-executive at a network of Orange County Presbyterian churches, the Presbytery of Los Ranchos, said the violence took place during a luncheon honoring a former pastor of the Taiwanese congregation.
- The poll findings come after President Joe Biden recently marked a grim milestone as the United States passed 1 million deaths of Americans who had contracted COVID-19.
- A majority of Americans say they are not worried about “experiencing” the symptoms of COVID-19, according to a new poll.
- Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, scored a Supreme Court victory on Monday, with a 6-3 ruling that a law limiting how much money raised after an election a campaign can use to repay loans from the candidate was unconstitutional.
- Cruz had loaned his 2018 Senate campaign $260,000, but federal election law only allowed campaigns to repay a maximum of $250,000 from post-election funds, and even money raised preelection could only be used within 20 days of the election.
- And yes, if it’s not yet clear, I have the best financial safety net of all time — a middle-class income until the day I die from my father’s life insurance pay out.
- We keep our fun money separate, but sometimes if I want to do something fun and expensive (like go with our friends to Mexico) so I end up just paying for it so we can do the thing.
- "You've got two members of the Senate, Sen. Manchin and Sen. Sinema, who have sabotaged what the president has been fighting for," Sanders said Sunday.
- Sanders went on to urge the people of West Virginia and Arizona to bring pressure to bear on Manchin and Sinema, both of whom receive substantial campaign donations from the fossil fuel industry, Big Pharma, and other corporate sectors that had a financial interest in tanking the Build Back Better package.
Communist China Doubles Down On Impossible ‘Zero Covid’ Benchmark To Control Citizens With Brutal Lockdowns
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They incite mass shootings and then blame them on the government.
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- Rep. Elise Stefanik wants to change the subject from how she has amplified the same racist theory used by the Buffalo mass shooting suspect to justify targeting Black people for murder.
- That ad drew an editorial from the Albany Times Union, slamming the “despicable tactic,” and writing, “If there’s anything that needs replacing in this country—and in the Republican party—it’s the hateful rhetoric that Ms. Stefanik and far too many of her colleagues so shamelessly spew.”
Poll: 87% Of Potential Voters Would Likely Drop Companies That Push Political Agenda They Disagree With
- The survey, conducted by Trafalgar Group and sponsored by the Convention of States, found that 87.1% of respondents said they were somewhat likely or very likely “to stop using a product or service of a company that openly advocates for a political agenda” that they disagreed with.
- A new poll shows that the vast majority of likely American voters want companies to stay out of pushing politics onto the consumer and would even go so far as to not purchase from companies that do advocate politics with which they disagree.
Lawyers for the family of Ruth Whitfield, the 86-year-old Black woman killed in the racist mass shooting in Buffalo on Saturday, called for action against those who “loaded the gun” with hate on Monday. Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump called out politicians, cable news pundits, and websites that share ideas like the so-called Great Replacement theory, a bogus fantasy about a plot to kill white people that seemed to motivate the shooter. “They’re accomplices to this murder,” said Crump. Fellow attorneys working with Crump also spoke about how they planned to investigate the systems that allowed 18-year-old Payton Gendron to purchase his weapons of choice and how to hold gun manufacturers accountable. Whitfield, 86, had just stopped at the Tops Supermarket after taking care of her husband at a nearby nursing home when she was killed.Read more >Similar articles >
- State lawmakers have it in their power to let Floridians access better, more affordable, and more secure health insurance by opening the state to competition from insurers in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.
- If lawmakers pass a law recognizing insurance licenses from U.S. territories, Florida consumers and employers could purchase individual or group plans from insurers in Puerto Rico or any other U.S. territory.
Photos from Jan. 6 reveal that “ultra-MAGA” Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette marched alongside Proud Boys toward the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Though there has been no evidence that Barnette ever entered the Capitol building, some Proud Boys in the photo were later arrested and indicted for breaking in and assaulting police, NBC News reports. Barnette’s campaign told NBC: “Kathy was in DC to support President Trump and demand election accountability. Any assertion that she participated in or supported the destruction of property is intentionally false. She has no connection whatsoever to the proud boys.”
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NEW: @NBCNews has verified these images of Barnette marching toward the Capitol on Jan 6 alongside member of the Proud Boys who were later arrested and indicted for breaking into the building and attacking officers. 1/4 pic.twitter.com/CzGgLOhQWn— Dasha Burns (@DashaBurns) May 16, 2022
- Nearly a quarter of the potential jurors screened by prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Washington, D.C. courtroom early Monday said they had either donated to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign in 2016 or had strong opinions about the election, won by Republican Donald Trump.
- Support for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign among potential jurors in the trial of former campaign attorney Michael Sussmann frustrated prosecutors as jury selection began Monday.
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas believes the controversial draft opinion leak may have forever changed the relationship dynamic between the high court and the American public.
- "When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I'm in, it changes the institution fundamentally," Thomas said of the draft opinion that suggests the Supreme Court is slated to overturn Roe v.
- People who remained on alert to prepare for evacuations west of Santa Fe included scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory who are tapping supercomputers to peer into the future of wildfires in the American West, where climate change and an enduring drought are fanning the frequency and intensity of forest and grassland fire.
- The high stakes in the research are on prominent display during the furious start of spring wildfire season, which includes a blaze that has inched steadily toward Los Alamos National Laboratory, triggering preparations for a potential evacuation.
- For example, consider a situation where the Republican defendants argue that federal courts lack jurisdiction over this dispute under the Speech or Debate Clause, which prohibits members from being questioned “in any other Place,” other than in Congress, about legislative activities.
- And on rare occasions, the ethics committee will issue subpoenas to an uncooperative member; this happened, for example, during the investigation of former Representative Charles Rangel.
- “I've learned that without meaningful change to the way we hold technology accountable and approach to designing technology in the future, we will not be able to stop our kids from being subjected to addictive products where they are exposed to content they should never see and experience and should never have to go through,” the 37-year-old member of the British royal family said Monday.
- Harry said he and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, were “concerned” about their children being among “the next generation growing up in a world where they are treated as digital experiments for companies to make money and where things like hatred and harm are somehow normalized.”
- Mr. Chen said a group of about 40 congregants had gathered in the fellowship hall for a luncheon after a morning service to welcome their former Pastor Billy Chang, who had served the church for 20 years and was a beloved and respected community member.
- A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before a pastor hit the gunman on the head with a chair and parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords.
- “There is no way Elon Musk is going to buy Twitter at such a ridiculous price, especially since realizing it is a company largely based on BOTS or Spam Accounts,” Trump wrote in a Truth Social post on Friday, which was published on Twitter by conservative commentator Benny Johnson.
- Despite much talk about President Trump’s triumphant return to Twitter after Tesla billionaire Elon Musk takes over the company in a few months, it doesn’t appear as though Trump himself is too keen on the idea.
- Twenty-six percent (26%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending May 12, 2022.
- The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from May 8-12, 2022.
A Capitol Rioter who dressed up as a caveman on January 6thhas been sentenced to 8 months in jail for his behavior that day. Mike Papantonio&Farron Cousinsdiscuss more.
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- In a 6-3 decision that split the court cleanly along ideological lines, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority that a cap that allowed federal political candidates to only use up to $250,000 in post-election fundraising dollars to pay back a personal loan from the candidate was unconstitutional.
- The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a limit on the amount of post-election funds that can be used to pay back personal loans from candidates, further chipping away at federal campaign finance regulations.
- Two of Raytheon’s subsidiary companies, Pratt & Whitney (P&W) and Collins Aerospace Systems, have ties to the Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army.
- Raytheon, Bell Flight, and Boeing — three of the nation’s most prolific defense contractors — continue to maintain close relationships with firms that conduct business with the Chinese government.
- I transitioned Miso to Ollie’s baked food over a week-long period (up to 10 days is recommended to avoid upsetting your dog’s sensitive stomach), slowly adding it to his previous morning kibble and Ollie fresh-food dinners.
- Second, fresh wet food was also more expensive than supplementing with dry food, so you can imagine my joy when Ollie announced a forthcoming baked dry-food recipe made with the same top-notch ingredients as Miso’s fave wet-food packs.
- “I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad… I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them,” Thomas said at the Old Parkland Conference, according to Fox News .
- The following article, Clarence Thomas Speaks Out on Supreme Court Leak: ‘It Changes the Institution Forever’, was first published on Flag And Cross .
- But journalists on Twitter and national news outlets took it a step further, pointing the finger squarely at Fox News and Tucker Carlson with the sole purpose of conflating the antisemitic theory peddled online with the very real concerns of an open immigration policy that right now is causing a historic influx of migrants across the southern border, as well as human trafficking and narcotics.
- After an 18-year-old alleged gunman stormed a Buffalo grocery store and killed 10 people, it took the national media apparatus about two minutes to point the finger at conservative media, specifically Fox News and Tucker Carlson.
- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled for Sen. Ted Cruz in his dispute with the Federal Elections Commission over his challenge to a law restricting post-election political donations to repay a candidate’s loan to his or her campaign.
- The Texas Republican, who argued many times before the high court before his election, won his federal lawsuit in lower court against the FEC, striking down the agency’s limit on the amount of money a campaign can repay to a candidate who makes a personal loan to his election effort.
- The Supreme Court sided with Senator Ted Cruz in a 6-3 decision issued Monday morning in a case brought against him by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) over how loans from candidates can be repaid following an election cycle.
- As Chief Justice Roberts writes in the decision affirming the D.C. District Court's judgment, "By restricting the sources of funds that campaigns may use to repay candidate loans, Section 304 increases the risk that such loans will not be repaid.
- "We will inform NATO that we want to become a member of the alliance," Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Monday in a speech to lawmakers.
- Sweden's prime minister announced Monday that "we will inform NATO that we want to become a member of the alliance" as Russia’s war with Ukraine is nearing the 3-month mark.
- The Free Beacon reports that “dozens” of House offices sat vacant on the day of their visit in March, with signs informing visitors that staff was teleworking.
- That means American taxpayers are footing a bill of at least $139,548 per day for teleworking Congressional staff members.
- The Republican National Committee (RNC) led by chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is launching a five-figure digital and print ad campaign in May, which is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month, and the organization says it's an expansion of a multi-million dollar investments in minority communities.
- EXCLUSIVE: The Republican Party is investing heavily in outreach to the Asian American community ahead of November's midterm elections, viewing it as an opportunity to bring minorities permanently into the GOP fold as voters are growing frustrated with the Biden administration's policies.
- Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki was called out for spreading misinformation on her last day on the job after she said "tainted" baby formula killed two infants in February.
- Psaki was referring to the closing of a plant in Sturgis, Michigan, operated by Abbott Laboratories, one of the largest manufacturers of baby formula in the U.S. The plant was shut down in February after Abbott issued a nationwide recall on its Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare baby formula products.
- President Joe Biden will visit Buffalo on Tuesday in the wake of a mass shooting at a supermarket, the White House announced Sunday.
- The president, alongside First Lady Jill Biden, plans to “grieve with the community that lost ten lives in a senseless and horrific mass shooting,” according to the administration.
After her 10-year-old daughter died during a “Blackout Challenge,” a mother is suing TikTok for allowing the viral “game” to proliferate on its platform. On December 7, 2021, Tawainna Anderson discovered her daughter Nylah unconscious in her closet after choking herself. She was rushed to a hospital where she later died. “Tragically, Nylah Anderson is just the latest in a growing list of children killed as a result of the TikTok Defendants’ app and algorithm,” Anderson’s lawsuit claims. VICE reports that the game, during which participants choke themselves until they pass out, was popular in the 1990s, but has become popular again on TikTok in recent years. The company claims it disabled users from using the #Blackout, and told NBC News: “We remain vigilant in our commitment to user safety and would immediately remove related content if foundOur deepest sympathies go out to the family for their tragic loss.” Anderson, however, blames TikTok’s algorithm for her daughter’s death and claims videos of the challenge were fed to Nylah through the “Just For You” feature to the app. “Nylah was my child but she could have been anyone’s son or daughter that is attracted to what they see on social media,” she said in a statement. “We can’t let what happened to Nylah happen again.”Read more >Similar articles >
- In first interview since leaving the WH, Melania is asked, u201cWith your business background, and your fashion background, and your beauty, never on the cover of Vogue?u201d nA - u201cTheyu2019re biased ..
- The otherwise fawning interview shifted to petty when Hegseth asked Trump how she felt about Vogue magazine never putting her on the cover as first lady.
- Emma Thompson is ready for her sexual awakening in the trailer for Good Luck to You, Leo Grande —and in order to reach her final destination, she’s made a list.
- Speaking to sex worker Leo Grange (Daryl McCormack), the Oscar-winning actress runs through a list of sexcapades she’d like to finish by the end of the day.
- As with previous white supremacist terrorists—from the 2019 Christchurch shooter to the 1995 Oklahoma City bomber, the killer was animated by a noxious brew of ideas centered around the claim that there is a deliberate plot to commit to genocide against white Americans—using non‐white immigration as its supposed primary means.
- Just because the government shouldn’t interfere or censor doesn’t mean our society is better off if every such idea is accepted in polite company, or that we shouldn’t object to them being endorsed and promoted to a mass audience.
- The U.S. Coast Guard received a report at approximately 3:40 p.m. Friday about an empty 16-foot white center console boat traveling in circles near Emerald Isle, outside of Bogue Inlet Pier, near the beach, Coast Guard Lt. Andrew Jacot told both the Carteret County News-Times and WITN on Sunday.
- Coast Guard Petty Officer Steve Lehmann told McClatchy News that the Coast Guard later received a report the boat had run aground.
- Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the thirteen innocent people who lost their lives due to this tragic hate crime,” Beatty said in a statement on Monday.
- Beatty is calling on Congress to take a series of steps, including urging the Senate to abolish the filibuster and pass House-approved gun control legislation.
Republicans Seek Return of Capital Punishment, Hochul Wants Social Media Scrutiny in Response to Buffalo Mass Shooting
- Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) and Andrew Giuliani, both Republican candidates for governor, called for a return of capital punishment in New York, while Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, called for more scrutiny on social media platforms.
- Payton Gendron, 18, was identified as the suspect and has been charged with first-degree murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole in New York.
- An enraged DUP is duly refusing to let the new Northern Irish executive take office until that border goes.
- To get hard Brexit into law and topple his predecessor, Theresa May, he told Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist party that he would allow no border in the Irish Sea. He promptly allowed one, and signed a protocol to the Brexit deal to that effect.
- In this case, they used data from Google to try and identify known cellphone users who might’ve been within 150 meters of the Call Federal Credit Union in the hour before and after the robbery.
- That’s because the physical circle described in the geofence warrant may overlap with the confidence interval circles identifying the location of users’ devices.
- The Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Monday sided with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in his challenge to a provision of federal campaign finance law, in a ruling that a dissenting justice said runs the risk of causing “further disrepute” to American politics.
- But the administration has also said that the great majority of such loans are for less than $250,000 and therefore the provision Cruz challenged does not apply.
- President Biden will redeploy troops to Somalia to counter al Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab, reversing former President Trump's decision to withdraw forces from the country near the end of his administration.
- “President Biden has approved a request from the Secretary of Defense to reestablish a persistent U.S. military presence in Somalia to enable a more effective fight against al-Shabaab, which has increased in strength and poses a heightened threat,” a senior administration official told The Hill in a statement.
- Bill Gates told Anderson Cooper on “AC360” that those over the ages of “50 or 60” will “probably have to get boosted every six months” or so, until “we get even better vaccines.”
- “For people who are 50 or 60, they will probably have to be boosted every six months, until we get even better vaccines,” he said to Cooper, The Blaze reported, “As we get more data, they might even make that shorter for people, you know, say 60 or over 70, where the duration seems to be a bit lower.”
- More like this please: On Sunday, Jim Acosta spoke to NAACP President Derrick Johnson and both of them called out Fox News and Tucker Carlson by name for pushing and profiting from racist rhetoric and the "great replacement" theory.
- The question is now, when will the Justice Department aggressively pursue these domestic terrorist cells that are populating on social media platforms?
- Not only are leftist media organizations like The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS refusing to even so much as mention the movie and therefore suppressing any threat to the next election, conservative outlets aren’t telling Americans the truth either.
- As it turns out, however, just about every media outlet in the US is refusing to discuss the latest bombshell evidence concerning the stolen election, including Fox News and Newsmax.
- After making its public radio debut last month via a distribution deal with WNYC Studios, Vox’s flagship daily news podcast Today, Explained announced its adding two new stations to the roster, KCRW (Los Angeles) and WEKU (Eastern Kentucky).
- Vox’s flagship daily news podcast, Today, Explained, made its public radio debut last month via a distribution deal with WNYC Studios.
- While most of these people probably don’t have a Twitter handle, they firmly comprehend the obvious differences between substance and frivolity, wisdom and sophistry.
- I don’t care if you want to wear a mask because you have a cold or live with your grandparents — I care that you are afraid to engage with other human beings, unwilling to let your voice be heard, or listen to what other people have to say.
- Why is the White House politicizing the pandemic by tweeting out that there was no vaccine available until Joe Biden became president?
- To recap: More than three million Americans had been fully vaccinated by Inauguration Day, but the Biden White House claims “there was no vaccine available.”
- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sparked controversy for defending his country’s soldiers after a video showed them retreating from a convoy of cartel members.
- He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management.
Parents’ Group Speaks Out After Reportedly Being Targeted by FBI, Merrick Garland as Terrorist ‘Threats’
- The House Judiciary Committee’s letter notes the FBI interviewed a Moms for Liberty member after an investigation that began when a tip submitted to the bureau through the National Threat Operations Center hotline, claimed she told a local school board “we are coming for you.”
- The letter to the Department of Justice, authored by Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan and signed by other Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee, noted the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division had created a threat tag for investigations into parents’ groups — EDUOFFICIALS.
- We are not being honest about the horrific racist violence that took place in Buffalo this weekend and the racial inequality throughout the United States if we ignore how capitalism brought us here.
- But then the shooting in Buffalo happened, where it appears that a white supremacist eighteen-year-old drove two hundred miles to kill Black people in one of the most African-American neighborhoods in New York State.
- Police investigating an Arby’s night manager in Vancouver, Washington, on suspicion of obtaining and distributing child pornography discovered a video of him urinating in milkshake mix last October.
- “ The affidavit states Sharp said he was working alone in the restaurant that night and that he did it for sexual gratification,” The Columbian reported .
- The “great replacement” theory claims that a global elite cabal (in many versions, Jews) want open borders to allow an “invasion” of non-white immigrants to replace white, native-born citizens and out-breed the the native population.
- But as alt-right and white supremacist websites brought it to the American far right, more mainstream conservative outlets began adopting some of its rhetoric to push a longstanding GOP claim that Democrats are pro-immigration because they want Latino and Asian-American votes much further into conspiratorial territory.
- That’s not different from how the oft-condemned discuss the subject, except for the fact that neither Smerconish nor Saenz discuss the intentional importation of voters in order to affect the nation’s politics.
- CNN is shrieking about the Buffalo mass murderer believing in the “great replacement theory” or “replacement theory” often discussed by political rightists.
Leading Pennsylvania Democratic candidate John Fetterman hospitalized for stroke days before primary
- John Fetterman, the Democratic Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania who is also running for the open U.S. Senate seat in the state, announced Sunday afternoon that he suffered a stroke over the weekend but was already feeling better after the medical condition was treated at a local hospital.
- In a statement put out by his campaign, Fetterman said there had been warning signs but ultimately credited his wife, Gisele, for being on top of the situation as it unfolded:
- Wade is overturned by the conservative Supreme Court as expected, he doesn't want to see any exceptions made for victims of rape or incest.
- Wade -- a horrible constitutional decision -- gets overturned by the Supreme Court, which we're hopeful of, here in Nebraska we'll take further steps to protect those preborn babies."
- Samantha Vassor, 24, in South Florida: “For immigrant families like my own, the past concept of the American Dream meant upward mobility, financial success and stability, generational wealth, and access to opportunities we may not have been able to find in our home countries.
- To me, the new American Dream is the opportunity and privilege to choose other ways of finding success and happiness that the generations before us could not.
- That question doesn't have an easy answer but there is some evidence to suggest that House GOP leaders -- of which Cheney was one before being ousted last year for her willingness to criticize former President Donald Trump -- have, at a minimum, been willing to look the other way as some of their rank and file have flirted with major figures in the white nationalist movement.
- While some Republicans -- most notably Utah Sen. Mitt Romney -- blasted Greene and Gosar for their attendance, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was largely mum.
- AMY GOODMAN : Residents of Buffalo, New York, gathered at vigils Sunday to mourn the 10 people killed on Saturday, when a white supremacist wearing body armor and carrying an assault rifle opened fire on a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood.
- In one of this year’s deadliest mass shootings, a white supremacist opened fire Saturday on a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 and wounding three others.
- According to the manifesto, Gendron declared his purpose for the attack in language that reads more like it was plagiarized from a neo-NAZI propagandist: “To show to the replacers that as long as the White man lives, our land will never be theirs and they will never be safe from us.
- “Sometime after” came Saturday, when Gendron, now 18 years old, walked into a food market in Buffalo and murdered 10 people, including a retired Buffalo police officer working as a security guard at the store, who attempted to stop the assailant .
- Yet immediately, the cause of the Buffalo shooting was said to be radicalization by Fox News, specifically Tucker Carlson.
- It has been splashed across the news networks and social media, delivered with a high degree of certainty; they just know the shooter was inspired by Tucker.
- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in his challenge of a campaign finance law limiting the use of post-election funds to reimburse candidates who lend large sums to their own campaigns.
- Political contributions that will line a candidate's own pockets, given after his election to office, pose a special danger of corruption," liberal Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her dissent.
- Pro-abortion Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) said in an interview this week that abortion is a “gut-wrenching decision” and that pregnant women should have the option to abort their unborn child in the third trimester of pregnancy.
- Polis made the remarks in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” where he discussed how last month he signed a “fundamental right” to abortion into law “free from government interference,” as Townhall covered .
- The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a half-point earlier this month, in a strong, but expected move to slow surging inflation amid the negative economic growth.
- It comes as inflation is tracking at 8.3 percent over this time last year, economic growth fell into negative numbers for the first quarter of the year, and the national debt has topped $30 trillion.
- The organizations include the Basque separatist group ETA, the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo, the radical Jewish group Kahane Kach and two Islamic groups that have been active in Israel, the Palestinian territories and Egypt.
- The reviews take a number of factors into consideration such as whether the groups are still active, whether they have committed terrorist acts with the last five years and whether removing them from the list would be in the best interests of the US.
- The Washington Post noted that “the language in the ads echoes that of far-right commentators, including Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, who have advanced a ‘replacement theory’ that says liberals are seeking to replace White citizens with non-White immigrants who are inclined to support the Democratic Party.”
- Like Stefanik, J.D. Vance, who has secured the GOP nomination to be the senatorial candidate in Ohio, evidently made a conscious decision to take the path to political perdition.
- They are all registered trade names for the North Fund, a shape-shifting nonprofit group that uses aliases to push an array of left-wing causes from a shell office in Washington, D.C., according to corporate records.
- "From trying to make D.C. a state to funding [Democratic operative] Marc Elias's politicized lawsuits, North Fund's presence is often felt but their very existence is virtually unknown," Caitlin Sutherland, the executive director of the Americans for Public Trust watchdog group, told the Washington Free Beacon .
The days of nul points are over! Plucky little Britain has cornered the Eurovision sympathy vote | Zoe Williams
- But (another lesson) winning is not all that matters.
- Some years, not much except that we like shiny things; this year, that we all thirst for justice, support the victim against the aggressor, are overwhelmed by the sight of love and courage – and therefore, Ukraine was bound to win.
- “Glucose is everywhere in the body, and the idea is to harvest this readily available energy and use it to power implantable devices,” Philipp Simons, a co-author of the paper who helped create the fuel cell’s design as a PhD student at MIT and has since graduated, said in a press release .
- While it’s likely more myth than fact, your body does use a sugar known as glucose as an energy source to fuel all of your cells to keep you moving.
- Justice Clarence Thomas spoke out about the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion on abortion this past Friday, explaining that such a release brings into question how long America’s institutions can bear to last “at the rate we’re undermining them.”
- The following article, Clarence Thomas On SCOTUS Leak: ‘Losing Trust Changes The Institution Fundamentally’, was first published on Big League Politics .
- Asked during an appearance on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel on Monday by Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow if she will support whoever wins the nomination, she said she will not.
- McCormick, in his own interview on Breitbart News Daily later in the show, said he would support whoever wins the GOP nomination even if it is not him.
- Jacob Blake has dropped his federal civil rights lawsuit against the Wisconsin police officer who shot him while he was resisting arrest in August 2020, which left him paralyzed from the waist down.
- According to the Associated Press, neither attorneys for Blake, nor Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey, indicated in their court filings why the lawsuit was being dropped.
- An essential detail for all those unaware: Jim Steinman, songwriter for Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” wrote the enduring ballad while holding “ a vision of this woman lying on the ground looking at the moon like a sacrifice,” with vampire lore in mind.
- If under this total lunar eclipse in Scorpio, you find yourself feeling restless and dreaming of something wild, if the shadow on the moon mirrors the shadow of love on your heart, consider yourself part of the moon’s abiding love song.
- The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) — which represents companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook — released a 30-second ad Monday as part of its "Don't Break What Works" campaign.
- A group representing the nation's largest tech companies is rolling out a seven-figure TV ad campaign slamming a key antitrust proposal that seeks to curb tech giants' power, warning it could raise already soaring prices on consumers.
- YouGov has polled most extensively recently, finding strong majorities favoring allowing abortion under the “three exceptions” of rape (67 percent), incest (67 percent) and to save the mother’s life (75 percent), including majorities of conservatives in each case.
- Clear public support for legality of abortion and some generous fearmongering could be just what the Democrats need to make up for lack of enthusiasm.
- Former President Donald Trump agreed to restrict his social media usage outside his Truth Social platform regardless of whether Twitter, Facebook or others lift their bans on him, according to a regulatory filing from Digital World Acquisition Corp.
- Mr. Trump must first post on Truth Social and then wait six hours before publishing elsewhere with limited exceptions for politics, according to DWAC’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
- "It's a truism that voters' views about the economy begin to harden in May. If that theory holds, the Democrats are in serious trouble right now," NBC's "Meet the Press" tweeted.
- According to a recent NBC poll, only 16 percent believe the country is on the right track, while 75 percent believe America is heading in the wrong direction.
- Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Monday that mass shooting suspect Payton Gendron – had he not been stopped – would have continued looking for more Black people to kill, according to ABC News.
- Payton Gendron appears during his arraignment in Buffalo City Court on Saturday, May 14.
- Further pushing Diesel into the current landscape is its new 1DR handbag, which displays the striking D logo and arrives during the reign of cult totes like Balenciaga’s City Bag and Telfar’s Shopping Bag. The 1DR, along with Diesel’s D logo belt, has become a trending accessory that taps into Diesel’s 2000s grunge aesthetic.
- Via sites like Depop and Vinted, the newest generation of fashion lovers are discovering the brands of pop culture past.
‘Not Just Women That Are Getting Pregnant’: Abortion Activists Sound Off At ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ March
- Pro-abortion protesters attending the “Bans Off Our Bodies March” in Washington, D.C. Saturday told The Daily Caller News Foundation that men should also have the right to abortions.
- However, one pro-abortion man at the March, Mark from Texas, told TheDCNF that “it’s a women’s question, until men can have babies.”
- “What makes this issue of trans sports different, and so explosive politically… is because politicians are willing to talk about it,” says Terry Schilling, the president of the conservative advocacy group American Principles Project (APP) .
- Now, the small group of trans student athletes in the U.S. are at the center of a major political debate involving millions of advertising dollars as at least 30 states in the last six months have considered bills that would ban them from the field entirely, preventing trans student athletes from playing on the team aligned with their gender identity.
- “The newly created Disinformation Board should review this tweet, or maybe they need to form a new Non Sequitur Board instead,” Bezos wrote in response.
- He called out Joe Biden for suggesting in a tweet that raising the tax rate on the nation’s wealthiest corporations will help solve the inflation crisis.
- A 180-page manifesto was posted online in the days prior to the shooting and claims to be authored by the alleged shooter.
- This item wasn’t marked as completed, but by the time the suspect took his parents’ car and made the three-hour trip to Buffalo, he had mounted a camera onto his helmet, and proceeded to broadcast the horrific attack on livestreaming service Twitch.
- While speaking with Jim Acosta on CNN Sunday evening, Fauci laughed off the suggestion that he would remain in his post should Trump return as president, Newsweek reported .
- Implying that the Trump administration mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic, Fauci took the opportunity to get in some jabs while on national television, Fox News reported .
- ‘I see the passage of the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, along with the advent of the NIBRS system, as a unique opportunity to hit reset, both with respect to the vast number of law enforcement agencies that are currently reporting zero hate crimes to the FBI or that don’t participate at all in the hate crime statistics reporting program.
- ‘The time is right now for the FBI to approach each and every law enforcement agency in your district that reports zero hate crimes or does not participate in hate crimes reporting to learn what’s going on and why that’s happening.’