- Universal Pictures, Miramax and Blumhouse’s horror sequel is projected to earn $14.23 million in its second weekend, marking a sharp 71% drop from its opening haul.
- Disney and 20th Century’s animated film opened to $2.3 million on Friday and is projected to draw a muted three-day haul of $7.07 million.
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- The National Institutes of Health quietly altered a key definition of "gain-of-function" research on its own website amid a wave of major scrutiny regarding its funding of controversial research in Wuhan, China.
- Web archives show that as recently as Oct. 19, the NIH defined "gain-of-function" experiments as "a type of research that modifies a biological agent so that it confers new or enhanced activity to that agent."
- According to a criminal complaint obtained by FOX6 Milwaukee, police were called to the restaurant and found Carter on the floor – suffering from "numerous" gunshot wounds.
- A witness told police that they heard gunshots and saw a man run from the restaurant with his hand in his pocket, "consistent with concealing an object," the complaint states.
- Not that WHCA doesn’t have some rock-solid objective journalists at the helm: the President is Steven Portnoy, White House correspondent for CBS News Radio (Uh-oh.
- But every U.S. President in the past century came to realize—some sooner, some later—that weasels within the Executive Branch or within our permanent Washington “establishment” exist for little more than to leak secrets to favorable media.
- ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his foreign ministry to expel the ambassadors of the United States and nine other Western countries for demanding the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala.
- In a joint statement on Oct. 18, the ambassadors of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, New Zealand and the United States called for a just and speedy resolution to Kavala’s case, and for his “urgent release”.
- In attempting to defend radical transgender policies, the Loudoun County School Board covered up the incident, had the girl’s father arrested for being too aggressive in his anger about his daughter’s rape, and then failed to take action against the student (who was transferred to another school where he has since attacked another girl).
- In virtually every failed school, there was a teachers union opposing reform and parents who were increasingly worried about the future off their children.
- As coach Tom Thibodeau walked down the tunnel and into the interview room at Amway Center late Friday night, one of the many Knicks fans on hand yelled, “Why don’t you look happy?’’
- Immanuel Quickley, who buried four 3-pointers, said: “Honestly, we might be able to [beat] it again as far as the way we play together, the way we move the ball.
Filthy rich Obama mocks Glenn Youngkin for being a ‘wealthy person’ in stump speech, plays ‘insurrection’ card
- Obama also dismissed the ongoing revolt against critical race theory, an issue that has greatly damaged McAuliffe with Virginia being on the front lines of the battle for the soul of America and a state where “woke” leftist ideology is so strong that a Loudoun County school board covered up a vicious sexual assault because the perpetrator was a transgender.
- “You can’t run ads telling me you’re a regular ol’ hoops-playing, dish-washing, fleece-wearing guy, but quietly cultivate support from those who seek to tear down our democracy,” Obama said, invoking the term “democracy” that has been twisted in Orwellian fashion by Democrats and now means anything but the traditional definition.
- When all was said and done, Psaki reminded Doocy that when he was president Donald Trump "went to the border, at least once, maybe more." She continued, "How did that immigration policy result Peter?
- White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was forced to verbally wallop Peter Doocy on Friday after the combative, argumentative, and fear-mongering Fox News correspondent tried to pick a fight over President Joe Biden having not recently visited the southern border.
- It was applied again by a federal judge in Virginia who on Friday dismissed the manslaughter case against two U.S. Park Police officers charged in the death of Bijan Ghaisar near D.C. in 2017.
- For too long, judges and lawmakers have granted virtually automatic deference to police who insist that in the stress of an uncertain moment, they felt such fear that it was reasonable to fire their guns at an unarmed subject.
- Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin created an independent commission to review the issue of sex assaults earlier this year, and it recommended removing sexual assault and harassment, domestic violence and other related crimes from the chain of command.
- The House passed its version of the NDAA, which more closely follows a set of Pentagon recommendations for military justice reform focused only on sex crimes, not all felonies.
- Ben Shapiro, podcast host: “Sorry, but McAuliffe saying that parents shouldn’t be in charge of their children’s education and the Loudoun County school board lying to parents about sexual assaults in bathrooms isn’t ‘trumped up cultural wars.'”
- Former President Barack Obama pleaded with Virginian voters not to pay attention to culture wars as election day nears between Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin.
- For Hoagland, now a senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center, the concern is that if Democrats are not prepared to revise the budget resolution so they can deploy the simple majority procedure known as reconciliation to lift or suspend the debt limit, then the next step could be changing the rules of the Senate to permit them to do so with the 51 votes they have with Vice President Kamala Harris.
- Hoagland admitted he was "surprised" Democrats did not reconcile the debt limit when they passed the budget resolution paving the way for Biden's social spending package.
- Now, Koran is attempting to raise funds to assist the family as he believes they are being punished for having "opposing views."
- According to The Guardian, Minnesota state senator Mark Koran (R) took to Facebook with a post in reference to members of the Westbury family.
- I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this sudden revelation about the character of a man you’ve trusted for years, but don’t let him snooker you into thinking this “just happened” or that the worst thing that could happen now is his relationship with your daughter could “become awkward.”
- The arrangement he suggested in the first place was not a good one—it’s one thing for a family friend to give a college freshman a ride to family events and let her know the best place to do off campus laundry, but it’s another thing for a 50-year-old man to volunteer to regularly take her off campus to go to the movies one-on-one.
- From its inception, Columbus Day has been problematic at best — a holiday in honor of white supremacy, to celebrate a man who “discovered” a land that had been inhabited by ancient civilizations for as long as 23,000 years .
- “That is especially true when it comes to upholding the rights and dignity of the Indigenous people who were here long before colonization of the Americas began.”
In latest on fatal Baldwin shooting, ‘Rust’ film crew says there were two accidental firearm discharges beforehand
- Some crew members of the film “Rust” say that there were two accidental weapon discharges on the set before the apparent accidental shooting death of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last week, multiple reports say.
- Three former members of the film crew told the Los Angeles Times that those discharges happened on Oct. 16, triggering complaints about safety on the set to a supervisor.
- Antitrust law traditionally disapproves of firms leveraging their dominance in one market to gain dominance in another — which is what Google does when it puts an in-house restaurant review tool at the top of its search rankings, and what Amazon does when it develops and recommends its own batteries, or diapers, with the help of information gleaned from third-party transactions.
- Other potential malfeasance it addresses with a general prohibition against unfairly giving preference to one’s own products; unfairly limiting others’ ability to compete; and unfairly discriminating when enforcing terms of service.
Gov. Kemp hits homerun in swing at Stacey Abrams over Atlanta All-Star snub as hometown Braves win NL pennant
- “While Stacey Abrams and the MLB stole the All-Star Game from hardworking Georgians, the Braves earned their trip to the World Series this season and are bringing it home to Georgia.”
- Earlier this year, Major League Baseball decided to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from the Atlanta Braves home stadium in Cob Country, Georgia, in suburban Atlanta, after Kemp signed an after-the-fact voting reform measure into law.
- In a broad sense, though, he was just accelerating a trend that began with his predecessors, including President Barack Obama, who made 2,350 new designations in his second term (though he “delisted” targeted countries, individuals and entities more often than Mr. Trump did).
- 11, 2001, spawned a new era in the use of sanctions, aimed at defunding far-flung terrorist networks and other nonstate networks in addition to traditional state adversaries.
- Earlier this month the White House assured critics that it had a full-proof plan to prevent influence-peddling: require SoHo gallerist Georges Berges to keep the identities of the buyers secret from the White House.
- Another visitor, George Wayne, 57, who writes about popular culture, said he introduced Biden to the gallery two years ago.
- The Sooners entered the fourth quarter training 17-14, but two fourth quarter touchdowns by running back Kendall Brooks and one unreal play by quarterback Caleb Williams allowed Oklahoma to escape Lawrence, Kansas, with a 35-23 win.
- “I think the combination of guys that did not practice, a combination of a wet day, the threat of the pass not being there, a limited Sean, all of it factored in,” Penn State head coach James Franklin said when asked about his struggling run game.
- A pproval ratings for New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan and GOP Gov. Chris Sununu have fallen recently, suggesting a tight race if the Granite State political titans face off for Senate in 2022.
- But Sununu, who has not entered the race, although he has said he will announce his decision within the next few weeks, has also seen a dip in his approval rating, according to another Granite State Poll this week.
- The Phoenix Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism.
- The Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism.
- It has been clear from the start that the select committee is part of a broad effort to tarnish Donald Trump and Trump-supporting (i.e. mainstream) Republicans as "insurrectionists," even though zero Americans have been charged, let alone convicted, of "insurrection," and no prominent Republicans were involved in the riot that occurred on January 6th.
- With respect to the insurrection fairy tale, it is important to understand that Democrats benefit from creating the impression that Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and other prominent Republicans have something to hide about the events of January 6th.
- Ropek continues, "However, it would appear that Trump's new site is not only unoriginal in concept, but also, in code.
- Former President Donald Trump envisions his new social media platform, Truth Social, as a far-right alternative to Twitter, which suspended his account on January 8 following the insurrectionist assault on the U.S. Capitol.
- Yordan Alvarez and Luis Garcia, both Houston minor leaguers in 2017, teamed to give the Astros their third straight win, completing one wallop of a counterpunch that began Tuesday in the eighth inning of Game 4 as the Bosox were on the verge of grabbing a 3-1 advantage.
- The Houston Astros, their lone championship tarnished by a historic sign-stealing scandal, will return to the World Series after their 5-0 blanking of the Red Sox on Friday night in American League Championship Series Game 6 at Minute Maid Park.
- Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry later told Reuters that direct engagement with the Taliban was the only way to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, and called for billions of dollars of Afghan assets frozen overseas to be released.
- "The country is on the brink of collapse and that collapse is coming faster than we thought," Swedish development minister Per Olsson Fridh told Reuters in Dubai.
- F ox's Chris Wallace said that Jen Psaki is "one of the best White House press secretaries ever," prompting backlash from critics of Psaki's tactics to protect the Biden administration.
- Wallace, an outlier at the right-leaning network, praised Psaki's performance when pressed by Fox's White House correspondent Peter Doocy about President Joe Biden's claims that he had been to the border.
- An Afghan youth volleyball player named Mahjubin Hakimi “was beheaded by the Taliban — with gruesome photos of her severed head posted on social media, according to her coach,” the New York Post relayed on October 21, citing an original report by the Farsi version of Britain’s Independent newspaper published on October 19.
- Members of Afghanistan’s Taliban terror group allegedly beheaded a female member of the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club in recent weeks according to a claim made Tuesday by a coach for the Afghan women’s national volleyball team, the New York Post reported Thursday.
- Even though her father, the late actor Paul Walker, couldn't walk her down the aisle, Meadow Walker had the next best thing: her father's “Fast & Furious” co-star and close friend, Vin Diesel.
- The 22-year-old model married actor Louis Thornton-Allan earlier this month in the Dominican Republic, Vogue reported, and Friday afternoon, Walker shared photos to her Instagram of the small affair.
- Imagine how many of those were not only breaking our immigration laws, but are also violent and deviant criminals intent on doing Americans harm while the left feebly snivels and claims anyone who demands our border be secured and lawfully regulated is racist and hateful.
- On Wednesday, Fox’s Bill Melugin reported that in just a span of hours Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley “arrested three gang members who crossed illegally: one MS 13 with homicide charges in New York; one MS 13 with homicide arrest in El Salvador; and one18th Street member who was deported last month.”
- Perhaps the biggest clue about the widening gulf between Netflix's leadership and its employees emerged over this past week, as Netflix executives appeared to dress in the signature green "Squid Game" tracksuits on a remote Zoom earnings call.
- Netflix has been in the news a lot of late, in part for the runaway global success of South Korean drama "Squid Game ." The series' sadistic premise of having desperate, impoverishsed people competing in deadly games for a chance at winning millions – all for the entertainment of a mysterious, wealthy elite – immediately captured the world's imagination.
- White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did not dispute that President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have cratered in recent months and instead placed part of the blame on unvaccinated Americans.
- “So, I would just go back to what our view is — is that we’re still going through a hard time in this country, and people are tired of fighting a pandemic.
Why can't any cute animals that need rescuing get lost around where I live???
I WANNA RESCUE A SHEEP
— The Dodo (@dodo) October 23, 2021
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- Considering the demand on crews and ships to perform national missions, it is hard to improve on “good enough” readiness without investing in more capacity to buy time to conduct the training and exercising required.
- For a starter, the 2016 Force Structure Assessment concluded that the Navy would need a fleet of 459 to meet national security requirements.
- The Biden administration's messaging on illegal immigration has been confusing and muddled at best, warning migrants "not to go" to the border, while also ending the practice of turning away children .
- Data from US Customs and Border Protection shows federal law enforcement stopped 1,956,519 noncitizens attempting to enter the US via illegal crossings through the Canadian and Mexican borders, the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines, or through visa overstays after arrival via a recognized air, land or sea port.
- Top White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci is being pressured to explain why, as head of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, he signed off on a grant worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to finance “cruel” experiments involving drugged beagle puppies.
- A letter signed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers is demanding answers after a nonprofit group called the White Coat Waste Project, which first pointed out that taxpayer funds were being used to finance experiments at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, discovered the beagle research, The Hill reported .
- The pro-life prayer vigil was led on campus Monday by the local Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) chapter at the University of North Texas (UNT).
- In the video, the pro-life activists who gathered for the event were chanting "Christ is King," to which the Antifa counter protestors started shouting "F*ck your God."
- This leads to “bracket creep,” Walczak explains, because people wind up in higher tax brackets as their nominal wages are inflated but their actual, real, purchasing-power wage has not increased.
- But in 22 states, the high consumer price inflation observed over the last year could trigger direct tax increases as well, a new analysis warns.
- Earlier in the day, Bertolino had said on ABC ’s "Good Morning America" that he was told he and the Laundrie family might receive information about Brian’s cause of death by midday Friday but that didn’t happen.
- The remains of Laundrie, which were discovered Wednesday in a Florida park, will be forwarded to an anthropologist for more study, Laundrie family attorney Steven Bertolino told Fox News on Friday .
- My June 15, 2018 article, Trump Administration Opens Office To Find Naturalization Fraudsters addressed the important and commonsense measures the Trump administration took to uncover naturalization fraud to not only identify those who had committed fraud and seek to strip them of their citizenship, but to deter others from gaming that important system.
- Back on December 7, 2020 my article, Biden's DHS: Department of Homeland Surrender : Alejandro Mayorkas, architect of DACA, picked by Biden to head DHS focused on Mayorkas’ performance when he headed up USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) and ordered the beleaguered employees of that agency “get to yes” and approve applications for visas that never should have been approved, including categories of visas that had been used by terrorists and spies.
- For decades, both governments have operated under an unspoken compromise: As long as Taiwan did not declare independence, China would not use force to conquer the island.
- But there is a push from people in Congress and the U.S. foreign policy establishment to embrace "strategic clarity." They want Washington to proclaim that if Taiwan is attacked, we will go to war to defend it.
- Shaw designed a study to assess whether people could learn to recognize 3-D models, like those often used to teach science, with their mouths instead of with their eyes.
- Shaw's research builds on the fact that brain imaging has revealed that the feeling of touch, called somatosensory input, from our tongues, lips, and teeth converge onto the primary somatosensory cortex to produce an image generated entirely by signals from our mouths.
- What if a new private comes to an infantry unit after learning to shoot a certain way with existing sight configurations in Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training?
- The system features a video augmented reality feature connected to a heads-up display to change the way weapons are aimed.
- One of the reasons is that many Virginia parents are outraged by the "woke" propaganda their children are being subjected to in the public schools — and the governor has sided with the education bureaucrats and the teachers union.
- Low-income minority students, especially, cannot afford the luxury of having their time wasted on ideological propaganda in the schools, when they are not getting a decent education in mathematics or the English language.
- "He made the hand gesture while saying corporations pay 'zero cents', in response to a question about tax rates," Reuters tweeted, linking the "fact check."
- In the article, Reuters stated in the piece's lede that Biden's hand gesture was in reference to corporations not paying taxes.
- This is the same FBI that can track down 400+ people who entered the Capitol, including grandmas who took selfies and guys who put their feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk, but we are to believe they have no idea who the men who opened the doors in the first place are.
- In it, we saw a man instigating people to enter the Capitol Building the night before January 6th.
- BUDAPEST — Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who faces a close election race next year, accused Brussels and Washington of trying to meddle in Hungarian politics and called on his supporters to defend the achievements of his nationalist government’s decade in power.
- Orban told tens of thousands of supporters in central Budapest that Washington and billionaire George Soros were trying to get their people, the Hungarian leftist opposition, elected using their money, media and networks.
- The Global Times, a Communist Party mouthpiece closely tied to the regime, on Friday quickly jumped on the comments, saying "Biden won't make good on ‘defend Taiwan' claim." The propaganda outlet further accused the president of significantly shifting U.S. policy on Taiwan, which it described as "a major shift in the cross-Straits situation" that is "bound to trigger fierce confrontation" with the Chinese military.
- Less than a day after President Joe Biden said the United States would come to Taiwan's defense if China were to launch an attack on the territory, one of the Communist Party's leading propaganda organs is calling the president's bluff.
- Would Australia ever consider a purchase or even leasing older, U.S. navy nuclear-powered attack submarines ?
- When one looks at a map of the Indo-Pacific region, it becomes clear that considering the vast amount of ocean and vital sea lanes Australia needs to ensure are secure, nuclear-powered submarines always make the most sense over the long term.
- Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark faces a second gun charge related to his June arrest in Los Angeles for allegedly carrying an Uzi in his vehicle .
- Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (55) during a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Aventura, Fla., for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game.
- "This is a good way to make sure that billionaires are paying their fair share for running this country," Warren told The New York Times of Wyden's proposal.
- After promising for months to fund President Joe Biden's Build Back Better proposal by raising taxes on corporations and top income earners, Democrats have been forced to retool due to the opposition of one-woman wrecking ball Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
- Item: hedge fund manager Boaz Weinstein, according to the New York Times, withdrew his investment after learning that he would be supporting Trump's social media company Truth Social .
- According to Enrich, Goldstein and Goldmacher, "Mr. Trump's new company, Trump Media and Technology Group — incorporated in Delaware in February with little fanfare, and with no revenue or tested business plan — reached a deal to merge with Digital World on (October 20).
- Using one's right hand as the primary mode of grappling objects "makes life easier" and gives one more "opportunity" and "advantage," according to the presentation.
- The presentation was part of training from the school's Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life with the speaker Christina Parle from Social Responsibility Speaks.
- The incident between Davis and Howard happened during a timeout in the first half, while Rondo got involved with a courtside fan later in the game.
- Oct 22, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) and Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) battle for the ball in the first half at Staples Center.
- Under a five-stage plan, the government said that if the number of people with coronavirus in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds reaches 20 per cent occupancy (400 beds) then antigen tests will become invalid, meaning only those who have been vaccinated, recovered, or have an up to date PCR test will have access to everywhere in the country, Kronen Zeitung reported .
- People in Austria who have not been vaccinated for the Chinese coronavirus could face lockdown restrictions if hospitals are overrun, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said.
- Yet it’s hard to catch eco-warriors Bill Gates (who wrote a book on climate change, yet owns four private planes — a collection he calls his “guilty pleasure”), Richard Branson (who once created a Global Warming Prize for the first person to figure out how to extract greenhouse gases from the atmosphere), Jeff Bezos (who has his own climate change philanthropy ) and Elon Musk on anything but their own jets — or even their own rocket.
- When all else fails, the eco-hypocrites adamantly claim their right to fly private, use gas-belching yachts and generally do whatever they feel like by arguing they’ve paid a carbon tax — so therefore their folly is forgivable, laudable, even.
- "The biggest defeat in our nation's history!" bellowed Air Force Chief of Staff General Curtis LeMay while whacking his fist on his desk upon learning the details of the deal President Kennedy cut with Khrushchev regarding the missiles.
- Considering the U.S. nuclear superiority over the Soviets at the time of the (so-called) Missile Crisis (5,000 nuclear warheads for us, 300 for them) it's hard to imagine a President Nixon — much less Reagan — quaking in front of Khrushchev's transparent ruse a la Kennedy.
- A Chinese promotional poster for the remake of Dune failed to feature Trinidadian-heritage actress Sharon Duncan-Brewster, despite her being prominently displayed in the original American version.
- A promotional poster for Warner Bros’ science-fiction epic Dune produced for the Chinese market has removed a black main character from the image, drawing comparisons to similar treatment of a Star Wars actor in the communist country.
Armorer on Alec Baldwin’s “Rust” Set Admitted to Being Nervous About Her Abilities and Almost Didn’t Take Job Because of That
- The armorer on set of the movie "Rust," which has made headlines after a prop gun used by Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, once expressed doubt in her capabilities working on Hollywood movie sets.
- Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said.
Pope Francis and Joe Biden Will Meet to Discuss ‘Efforts Grounded in Respect for Fundamental Human Dignity’
- One could look at it that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is looking to keep to that "tough" stance on that most important issue in a teaching document they voted in favor of drafting when it comes to a discussion and clarification of receiving the Eucharist during Holy Communion.
- U.S. bishops have agreed to draft a “teaching document” that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.
- The Biden administration considers the Texas law to be intolerable, a violation of the rights of women to abort a baby after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks.
- In a brief filed with the Supreme Court on Thursday, the state insists that the there cannot possibly be a constitutional violation under SB8, because only the government can be accused of such a violation, and only private individuals have any role in enforcing the Texas abortion ban.
- Saule Omarova, President Biden's pick to be the comptroller of the currency within the Treasury Department, appears to have joined a Facebook group for Marxist and socialist discussion in 2019, according to a post in the group called "Marxist Analysis and Policy."
- The White House announced that it is nominating Omarova – a Cornell law professor – to run the key post that regulates national banks last month.
- Saudi Arabia in March pledged to reduce carbon emissions by more than 4% of global contributions through initiatives including generating 50% of its energy needs from renewables by 2030 and planting billions of trees in the desert state.
- The crown prince of Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that the world's top oil exporter aims to reach zero-net emissions by 2060 and more than doubled its annual target to reduce carbon emissions to almost 280 million metric tons.
- Attorney General Merrick Garland basically admitted Thursday that the White House contacted the Justice Department about that odious letter from the National School Boards Association begging the feds to use the Patriot Act against “domestic terrorist” parents who raise questions about critical race theory being pushed in their kids’ schools.
- There’s every reason to think it was the White House’s idea: Garland acted just days after the president’s office got the letter, which the NSBA’s top two leaders actually sent at the request of President Joe Biden’s aides after prior discussions on the issue.
- “After weeks of negotiation and working with my team and with the major union and retailers and freight movers, the Ports of Los Angeles announced today that it’s going to begin operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” Biden said .
- On Wednesday Biden announced he was addressing the problem of West Coast delays, saying the crucial ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would soon be shifting to round-the-clock operations.
- In the first year of the new government of Luis Arce and the Movement toward Socialism (Movimiento al Socialismo, MAS) party, Bolivia has made significant progress in restoring the damage done to the country under the previous right-wing-coup regime led by Jeanine Áñez.
- Trade unionists, indigenous activists, and MAS supporters were targeted, with large-scale violation of peoples’ rights and the loss of lives — including the racist massacre of indigenous protestors at Sacaba and Senkata by military and police forces.
- An activist who led the walkout of Netflix employees in protest of Dave Chappelle's comedy special "The Closer" has been revealed to have a history of making racist, anti-Asian comments on Twitter.
- She wrote that "Asian hoes act like they wont get karate chopped in they muthaf*kn throat.
- President Biden said last week that he thinks Garland should prosecute Bannon and others who reject congressional subpoenas.
- In this case, the claim sounds far-fetched: How can a former president assert executive privilege, especially over conversations with someone like Bannon, who wasn’t a government official at the time?
- The new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on climate, a first-of-its kind document by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, builds on other grim warnings from national security officials about how a changing climate could upend societies and topple governments.
- In New York City, Philadelphia, and the surrounding I-95 corridor, AccuWeather forecasters intentionally used strong language to communicate the risk, warning of “significant flash flood risk, watch for rapidly rising waters,” and later, “major, widespread and life-threatening flash flooding.”
- “After 1967, Israel stopped becoming a normal nation-state,” Arnon Degani, a Hebrew University history professor who is a member of the anti-occupation veterans’ group Breaking the Silence, told me recently.
- Or, as Etan Nechin, an Israeli journalist who edits The Bare Life Review, a journal of immigrant and refugee literature, argues, “The left thinks that Israel exists only on a highly ideological-political level.
- The term first appeared in the mid-2010s to describe a new kind of male star, not just willowy and tousle-haired like previous generations of pop icons, but overtly, almost confrontationally sensitive in his public persona.
- America’s pop culture, much like its politics, is undergoing a hard split, with the music charts largely ruled by R&B acts and softboy-leaning pop artists.
- As both a Virginia resident and the mother of a child with a disability, I know how Terry McAuliffe turned his back on special needs parents, denying their children the educational opportunities they deserve.
- That attitude epitomizes Terry McAuliffe’s approach to education in general: appeal to liberal special interests, while dismissing parents’ legitimate concerns.
- A massive and organized migrant caravan is on its way from southern Mexico toward the U.S., and has already surged past a blockade by Mexican forces attempting to stop it from getting to the U.S.-Mexico border .
- Organizers tell Fox News that there are more than 2,000 migrants in the caravan, setting off from Tapachula, Mexico – some carrying American flags and signs with President Biden’s name.
- "If the House of Representatives votes for a referral of a contempt charge, the Department of Justice will do what it always does in such circumstances, we'll apply the facts and the law and make a decision, consistent with the principles of prosecution," Garland said at an appearance before the House Judiciary Committee just hours before the vote to censure Bannon.
- Bannon has said he won't testify before the committee until the courts rule on an executive privilege case filed by Trump.
‘You’re a clown’: Chris Wallace dragged after calling Jen Psaki ‘one of the best press secretaries ever’
- Wallace made the questionable remark while speaking on Fox News’ “ America Reports ” Friday afternoon about a back-and-forth exchange between Psaki and Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy that had occurred only moments earlier.
- Fox News’ Chris Wallace believes White House press secretary Jen Psaki is “one of the best White House press secretaries ever,” though it’s not clear how exactly he defines the role of a press secretary.
- It is true, of course, that the world is largely organized for right-handed people, and that’s because only about 10% of the human beings on planet Earth are lefties – which makes one reflect upon how much better life would be if left-wingers were as rare as left-handers.
- Like the words “racism” and “fascism,” leftists now direct the word “privilege” against any individual or group of people they don’t like, which, at this point, means everyone who is not one of them.
- However, as discovered by David Wheelock — a Senior Vice President and Special Policy Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Research Division — last year’s downturn exceeded the Great Depression in initial severity.
- The agency defines a recession as the time between a “peak” and “trough” in economic activity; the United States economy experienced the former in February 2020 and the latter in April 2020.
- “Most employers shared that they would like to implement COVID-19 vaccine mandates but were concerned about losing employees,” the Atlanta Fed said in the report.
- The Federal Reserve on Thursday said that businesses have reported COVID-19 vaccine mandates have hurt employment and are contributing to labor supply problems—even before President Joe Biden’s previously announced vaccine mandate for private businesses goes into effect.
- Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana was suspended for his tweet saying that "the title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man." If he had said "biological male," it is likely that this would not have been censored by Twitter, but because the words "man" and "woman" are now considered to be more about feelings than biology, Banks was in violation.
- Twitter censored two US House Representatives for stating that Biden's assistant health secretary in the HHS, Dr. Rachel Levine, is a biological male.
- A bipartisan group of lawmakers are demanding answers from top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci over reports that an institute under his leadership funded “cruel” drug toxicity experiments in dogs.
- Lawmakers are also asking how many drug experiments involving dogs have been funded by NIAID since January 2018 and how much taxpayer funds have been used.
- This week's Golden Horseshoe goes to a broad sweep of federal agencies for a systemic lack of transparency that is hampering efforts to monitor many billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief spending, according to a report by the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee.
- "We looked at 51,000 awards worth $347 billion that supported the pandemic response (as of June 15, 2021)," the watchdog reports in the summary entitled "Dead Ends in Pandemic Relief Award Data."
- Instead of answering questions from the media without the White House filtering who can ask the president a question, Biden and his White House communications team agreed to participated in a CNN town hall with Anderson Cooper.
- President Joe Biden has not held a formal press conference in 100 days as of Saturday, the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) research team discovered.
- Less than a year after voters in Georgia voted for Joe Biden and then two Senate Democrats in runoff elections, the state finds itself once more at the center of the political universe.
- For Georgia Democrats, the fear about the new voter laws in their state is not just about the restrictions Republicans have put in place, but the guardrails they’ve ripped out.
- Collins and Fauci say they don’t fully know what goes on in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but they have been adamant in claiming NIH did not fund gain-of-function research at the facility.
- With critics, including Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, contending the letter confirms the Wuhan lab collaborator had indeed been conducting gain-of-function research, Ebright said, “NIH's acknowledgment of the facts is new, but the facts themselves are not.”
- Peter Schweizer, author of the 2011 book "Throw Them All Out," said it's still "very hard" to prove a member of Congress has engaged in insider trading despite the passage of the STOCK Act almost 10 years ago.
- Pelosi files disclosure forms related to the stock buys that her spouse makes, which is one of the requirements in the STOCK Act. The website Capitol Trades tracks the stock purchases that members of Congress make, per their disclosure forms.
- But after the extraordinary tumult of the 2020 elections and the subsequent sinking fortunes of the party that came out on top, this year’s single race with potential national ramifications figures to present an honest-to-goodness accurate reading of the national political barometer.
- But as it stands now, there is every reason to believe the Dems should plan to avert their eyes from the outcome of the race pitting Democrat career politician Terry McAuliffe against Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin for governor of Virginia.
- Georgia law allows someone to serve on a jury even if they come to court with an opinion about the case, as long as that person expresses a willingness to keep an open mind, said Donnie Dixon, a Savannah defense attorney and former federal prosecutor.
- With jury selection underway in the Georgia community of 85,000 where the killing took place, it seems increasingly likely that some of the jurors who are ultimately chosen will have preconceived opinions and personal ties to the case.
- An Oklahoma state representative who identifies as nonbinary slammed Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt after he said "there is no such thing as non-binary sex," arguing its difficult to work with someone who opposes "your existence."
- "If you have to work with people who adamantly oppose your existence, right, to the point to where we can't work together, you can't talk to me, you can't talk to me like I'm a human being, you don't see me, that damages anyone’s working relationship," Democratic State Rep. Mauree Turner said, Fox 25 reported .
- The Model Penal Code of the American Law Institute, a century-old organization led by judges, law professors and legal experts, proposes reviewing long sentences for resentencing or release after 15 years.
- The nonprofit Sentencing Project argues that the United States should follow the lead of other countries and cap prison terms at 20 years, barring exceptional circumstances.
- The California Employment Development Department released its September jobs numbers Friday, showing nonfarm jobs in California’s 11 major industries totaled 16,669,900 in September; a net gain of 47,400 jobs since August.
- California added only 47,400 jobs in September, a stubborn statistic that is poking at Gov. Gavin Newsom’s theme of the state “roaring back” from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Ohio Senate has solidified gun rights, limited government power in an emergency and clarified knives are included in the right to bear arms.
- “This legislation will protect the rights of Ohioans to their firearms recognizing their natural right to self-defense, as well as to feed their families during times of declared emergencies,” Schaffer said.
- Sung Kim, the U.S. envoy on North Korea, spoke after meeting with South Korean officials to discuss North Korea’s recent missile tests while nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang remain stalled.
- Last Tuesday, North Korea fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine in its fifth round of weapons tests in recent weeks.
- That wasn’t going to be easy when white residents, taking their cue from the leaders and newspapers, complained about “torchlight procession of several hundred black men ‘hooting and yelling and firing pistols and guns’ at imaginary representatives of the KKK,” and received the loyalty of the white politicians in Wilmington.
- Most Black residents, under no illusion, accepted the April elections as a battle against white supremacy, and, guided by the courage of Abraham Galloway, a Black who escaped slavery, spent their nights, between April 18 and April 20, serving as “Wilmington’s informal black militia.”
- With the promise of no vaccine mandate and lower property taxes, Indiana officials are trying to lure jilted police officers from Illinois.
- Several suburban counties surrounding Chicago said their police departments will not help police the city should officers be taken off the job over the mandate issue.
- By contrast, Blake observed, Milton seemed inhibited when he wrote of plodding, sanctimonious old God. Have Donald Trump’s recent chroniclers, most of whom quote the former president liberally and with relish, turned to the devil’s party?
- At regular intervals, Grisham, Bender, Leonnig and Rucker, and Wolff quote or cite Trump’s horseshit, often letting it steam there, uncorrected.
- On Tuesday, Bryson Gray, a rapper who released a "Let's Go Brandon" song on YouTube, found that his music video had been stricken from YouTube due to what the Big Tech social media giant called "medical misinformation."
- "YouTube has banned 'Let's Go Brandon' song from YouTube due to 'medical information,'" Gray tweeted.
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- Instead of speaking as responsible citizens, city employees refusing to comply with Los Angeles’ vaccine mandate sound like spoiled, selfish children.
- L.A. leaders are too weak when they refuse to enforce the Oct. 20 deadline for city employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
- To the editor: Columnist Nicholas Goldberg is wrong to feel sympathy for parents like suspended Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas and actress Lori Loughlin because their crimes (alleged, in Ridley-Thomas’ case), both of which involved USC, were committed to benefit their children.
- To the editor: Ridley-Thomas allegedly used taxpayer money to bribe USC for his benefit and that of his family.
- Companies such as Chegg and Course Hero offer monthly subscription formats — similar to Netflix — in which students pay $10 or $15 a month for round-the-clock access to resources including exam questions, textbook solutions and homework “help,” meaning that subscribers can upload a problem to their accounts and expect answers with proof within minutes or the hour .
- This year, stories in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and U.K. publications including Education Technology have spotlighted the growth and profits of public companies such as Chegg.
- “ A Shinagawa Monkey,” one of Haruki Murakami’s greatest works of short fiction, describes a young woman who receives alarming information about her life from an unlikely source.
- And, finally, a story that you may have first encountered in a tattered anthology in school: Shirley Jackson’s “ The Lottery,” a tale as haunting and relevant today as it was when it was first published, in the pages of The New Yorker, in 1948.
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- "He doesn't believe it either," former Trump White House Deputy Press Secretary Steven Groves, now a fellow with the Heritage Foundation, said of Steele's claims.
- Nearly two years later, the inspector general reported that the more salacious items in the Steele memos were "minimally corroborated," that Steele's source refuted his "pee tape" story, that contrary to Steele's writing, Trump handler Michael Cohen did not meet Russian operatives in Prague, and Steele's top source never spoke to a Russian official, as he claimed.
- Residents have access to a communal laundry, restrooms and showers at the Alexandria Park tiny home village.
- Each village — and there are six in Los Angeles neighborhoods — is designed to help residents take a first step out of homelessness by giving them a home to live in for three to six months.
- The meeting comes at an absolutely critical time for Biden, who is seeking to clinch a deal with Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on his social spending plan in the next week.
- Democrats are hopeful that the president and the two senators can hash things out and strike a framework on a topline agreement for the legislation aimed at climate action, childcare, health care and education.
- The following article, Swalwell: Tucker Carlson ‘Derives Pleasure’ From Viewers Threatening Lawmakers, was first published on Big League Politics .
- Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) joined MSNBC’s “Deadline” on Friday to accuse Fox News host Tucker Carlson of deriving “pleasure” from viewers threatening lawmakers.
- Scientists call these locations “climate analogs,” present-day places that share similar climates to those projected for another location in the future.
- My daily commute via bicycle crosses the Clark Fork most days and has allowed me to discern a rhythm and tempo in how the seasons come and go — a composition of daily weather-like notes in a musical score that is the climate of Missoula, Mont.
It is useful to know, if you are unfamiliar with the string of gruesome killings collectively known as the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children’s cases, that no one was ever formally charged in the killings. The person or persons who, from 1979 to 1981, snatched at least two dozen kids from their families and communities, disposing of their young bodies in local rivers, woods, and long abandoned buildings, never faced charges for those killings even as authorities declared that the cases had been solved and the killer convicted of other crimes.
There are many homicides that police fail to solve, and unsurprisingly, the murders of Black people are statistically far less likely to be cleared than those of whites. So it is perhaps unsurprising that 40 years ago, police quickly closed the books on a case involving the killings of 29 young adults and children — all Black, mostly male, most of them 15 or younger, and many from Atlanta’s poorest neighborhoods — without an arrest, trial or conviction.
And yet, Wayne Williams has served nearly four decades of two life sentences in prison, partly because police, FBI investigators and prosecutors made him the only public suspect in the murders. Williams — a local Black 23-year-old who had aspirations as a talent scout and photographer — was arrested in 1981 for the murders of 27-year-old Nathaniel Cater and 21-year-old Jimmy Ray Payne. During Williams’ murder trial for those two young adults, prosecutors pulled an unorthodox legal segue, attributing 10 of the child murders to Williams, none of which he was facing charges for.Read more >Similar articles >
Editorial: Rachael Rollins is a model U.S. attorney appointment. That’s why the GOP wants to stop her
- And too bad for GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who went on a long rant against Rollins during her nomination hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee last month for not prosecuting crimes like trespassing and shoplifting — but failing to mention that in Suffolk County those offenses are referred for alternative resolutions that include drug and mental health treatment as well as restitution.
- Rollins has been among President Biden’s smartest appointments, and if her nomination is finally approved in the Senate she would become the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts, handling cases involving national security, white-collar crime, public corruption, cybercrime, gang violence and civil rights violations.
- If Obama supporters can be patient, they will see how the invisible hand of Wall Street sabotaged his chance to retain the support of the white working class by crippling the program he hoped would give them relief.
- I am focusing here to show that there was sufficient money allocated to save 4 million homes, but only a fraction was used and that politicians, even presidents understand as little of how the financial system, in this case the mortgage market, works as the average citizen; they rely on experts.
- Born to a Swiss family in Zürich, in 1940, Fleur Jaeggy grew up speaking German, French, and Italian, but it’s in the latter that she writes spare, hypnotically pellucid novels.
- I asked Jaeggy about “The Water Statues” and her other books, the life she had lived between languages, and her memories of friends, including Bachmann, Oliver Sacks, Joseph Brodsky, and Giovanni Pozzi, a Swiss-Italian priest and literary scholar.
Total Disaster: We Know What Reportedly Caused Alec Baldwin to Accidentally Shoot and Kill Cinematographer
- Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was huddled around a monitor lining up her next camera shot when she was accidentally killed by the prop gun fired by Baldwin.
- Three crew members who were present at the Bonanza Creek Ranch set on Saturday said they were particularly concerned about two accidental prop gun discharges.
- UW-Madison had updated the counselor job description October 5 to being “special expertise addressing issues that students of color often experience.”
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison is facing criticism after hiring three mental health counselors to “exclusively serve students of color.”
- Rodgers’ comments come a week after Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden was fired by the Las Vegas Raiders following the publication of private emails between Gruden and Bruce Allen, the former General Manager of the Washington Redskins, that contained offensive content.
- Some didn’t care for Rodgers’ celebration, but the three-time MVP quarterback—whose record against Chicago improved to 22-5—explained after the game he was responding to Bears fans in the stands who were giving him “the bird.”
- Meanwhile, in response to allegations that Chappelle’s comments in “The Closer” might lead to violence against trans people, Ted Sarandos, a Netflix co-C.E.O., in a memo sent to employees, defended the special and cited other more L.G.B.T.Q.-positive content on the platform, such as the comedian Hannah Gadsby’s two specials.
- Pagels-Minor, a Black trans nonbinary Netflix employee who was helping organize a workplace walkout to protest “The Closer,” was fired for allegedly leaking internal documents about the special to the press.
- As usual, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirmed (for the zillionth time) Washington’s commitment to Article 5 of the NATO charter, where an attack on one member state is viewed as an attack on the entire alliance.
- In 2010, the last time NATO published a strategic concept paper, China wasn’t even mentioned.
- Biggs of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued the ruling on Oct. 18 Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) had brought the lawsuit in 2014 and had argued that UNC was discriminating against white applicants in the way it looked at race during the admissions process.
- The University of North Carolina will continue to be permitted to use race as a factor in college admissions, following a court ruling denying a challenge to the admissions process that alleged the consideration of race is discriminatory.
- Overwhelmed by rampant PFAS contamination, the EPA is asking the petrochemical industry to study these chemicals one by one in the hopes of eventually building enough data to regulate them.
- Now worried about impending liability, the petrochemical industry and the military are busy torching stockpiles of PFOA and PFOS (the two PFAS compounds closest to being regulated) despite growing concern that burning merely redistributes these inflammable toxins, especially into the poor communities of color where waste incinerators cynically base their operations.
- I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to know how much sugar my son is being fed, or if he has screen time at daycare, but I am very reluctant to ask.
- Recently, when Michael had a cold, she told me that it’s a good thing I am not a parent because I am selfish in this way and “you have to put your child’s needs first.”
- Portland Police Bureau officials say it’s not by choice, but because of House Bill 2928 which restricts the methods and tools officers are allowed to use for crowd control.
- Oregon House Minority Leader Christine Drazan, a Republican, told the Associated Press, “The law clearly allows Portland Police to use effective tools necessary to control violent crowds.
- Only when she was nearing thirty—long after she became a “ ‘young lady’ with long skirts and my hair up,” as she wrote—and on her way to winning the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “ The Age of Innocence,” could she sleep in a house that contained a book of ghost stories.
- Reading the stories, I sometimes felt like I had discovered a hidden room in an impeccable house, and turned to find that the door had shut behind me.
- Then there is the notion that once Trump comes into office, he can more or less take credit for all the good things that were happening in the economy — creating jobs and employment going down and so forth — which was a trend of the Obama presidency, and a trend that was in play long before Donald Trump declared that he was running for office [in 2015], and certainly before he assumed office [in 2017].
- People talk a lot about how Trump needed Obama to become president, but that's just as much true of Biden, if not more so.
- As explained by Methodist Pastor Jason Valendy, it’s distinct from and essentially precedes two terms that are familiar to Christians, orthodoxy (right belief) and orthopraxy (right practice.)
- But then there was this, from Ohio Senate Candidate J.D. Vance, one of the more prominent Christian intellectuals and politicians in the United States:
- Specifically, in our nationally representative survey of around 2,000 American adults, respondents were much less likely to support either U.S. military rescue missions or paying ransoms to recover hostages that had knowingly traveled somewhere against government guidance.
- A second possibility is that the U.S. government could conduct a hostage recovery mission, with or without the assistance of Haitian forces.
- Union workers knew about the UAW’s corruption and collusion with corporate management long before their dirty laundry was aired by the Department of Justice.
- For years, workers and union supporters have criticized unions for operating like corporate entities (stealing all they can) and elected union leaders like corrupt politicians (suppressing democracy).
German City to Stop Publishing Statistics of Vaccinated Hospitalizations to Avoid “Playing Into the Hands of Corona Deniers”
- The health authority of a city in Germany has announced it will cease publishing statistics regarding vaccinated coronavirus patients who are hospitalized, citing what it claims is a false narrative from “corona deniers.”
- The following article, German City to Stop Publishing Statistics of Vaccinated Hospitalizations to Avoid “Playing Into the Hands of Corona Deniers”, was first published on Big League Politics .
I guess only a handful of people know where to find Robert E. Lee nowadays—or rather his most famous likeness, the bronze equestrian statue that for more than a century sat high atop an obelisk rising from a traffic circle on a broad, leafy avenue in Richmond, Virginia.Read more >Similar articles >
Next December readers will be able to purchase my next book This Happened Here: Amerikaners, Neoliberalism, and the Trumping of America, 2017-2021. Completed in June of this year, the volume ends on a somber note, quoting the centrist Atlantic editor Jeffrey Golbderg’s June 14th reflection (ominously titled “The Capitol Riot was Prologue”) on how the “dismal dollar Democrats” (that’s my language, not Goldberg’s) will likely cede full national power back to the neofascist Republicans in 2022 and 2024. “And then,” Goldberg writes, “the four horsemen will certainly ride.”
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- Facebook reportedly exempted the right-wing site Breitbart and other "select publishers" from rules against spreading false news reports, according to a new whistleblower who filed a complaint against the social-media company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
- The whistleblower, a former member of Facebook's Integrity team, told the Washington Post that Joel Kaplan, a former Bush administration official who led the company's Public Policy team, once defended the decision to "white list" Breitbart.
"This is a work of fiction but the story it tells is all too timely," Hillary Clinton writes at the end of State of Terror, the thriller she coauthored with Louise Penny. "It's up to us to make sure its plot stays fictional."Read more >Similar articles >
- Kuba said things started to get a little uncomfortable as his 26th birthday was approaching in March 2017, and he and his family and friends began planning their big charity event at the Celebrity Centre that was to become his big coming-out as Scientology’s new star.
- I got to know Kuba Ka and his mother Tina in 2017, when he announced on Twitter that he was ditching the Church of Scientology which, for a few months, had decided that Stepniak truly was about to become its new superstar celebrity.
- According to police, just around noon on Oct. 20, Direnzo approached the girl and her classmates at Stuyvesant Square with her classmates and began to yell at them, before spraying water on the group and trying to attack them, cops said.
- Nathaniel Direnzo, of Saint Marks Place, was arrested on Saturday morning for a bizarre, broad-daylight attack on the young girl and another minor on Wednesday afternoon.
Joseph Weisberg’s book Russia Upside Down started with a lecture he never gave. The Americans showrunner worked briefly in the CIA, where his fascination with, and research about, Russia began. However, the lecture would be on counterintelligence, which wasn’t his field of expertise.
Instead of throwing away his Russia notes for the canceled class, he decided to write a book about it. And his stance is clear: Russia is not as bad as we think it is.
“I read this book by a guy who had been a KGB officer and his book was about him and his friends [in the] KGB,” he tells Molly Jong-Fast on this bonus episode of The New Abnormal. “And they sounded exactly like me and my friends from the CIA.”Read more >Similar articles >
- Casa Codussi, Siena, Italy ( Merrion Charles ): If you’re finally planning a visit to Venice after a long two years going nowhere special, you are required to do it right.
- That means packing your finest runway looks, making only the best dinner reservations, and, most importantly, staying in an authentic palazzo that will make you feel like the last reigning Doge of Venice.
- According to a report from Christine Jordan Sexton of Florida Politics, Florida's newly-appointed Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo was asked by a state senator to leave her office after he and his two aides refused to put on masks.
- In an interview, Polsky explained, "I told him I had a serious medical condition," adding that the doctor "offered to go outside when she asked him to put the mask on, but she declined," according to Jordan Sexton.
- On March 30, 1796, President George Washington asserted executive privilege for the first time.
- Republicans were convinced that Jay had intentionally sold out southerners in the negotiations, so they requested all executive papers hoping that it would embarrass the administration and scuttle the treaty.
- "While Stacey Abrams and the MLB stole the All-Star Game from hardworking Georgians, the Braves earned their trip to the World Series this season and are bringing it home to Georgia," Kemp wrote.
- In a tweet posted shortly before midnight, while much of the Atlanta area was still celebrating the Braves’ 4-2 victory in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series – clinching the team’s first league title since 1999 – Kemp was recalling the events of the past summer, when Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game out of Atlanta and moved it to Denver in a dispute over Georgia’s new election law.
- For inside this unassuming historic building is one of Calatrava’s best works, in fact, one of the best pieces of modern architecture I’ve seen lately, and this month’s selection for our series The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries .
- Calatrava, however, showing how clever he can be, took a look at that long history of library design and said, Nah. But what he did instead works beautifully.
- Telfar is the latest in a wave of channels, like Black Network Channel and smaller joints like Epitome Media Group and Black Power Media, leaping out of the abyss of white-owned television and seeking to create a new pantheon of Black independent companies filling the void left by white corporate interests in tech and digital media.
- “Many people are like, why would you get into linear TV, that’s dead,” Jasmine LA Jones, CEO of Epitome Media Group tells The Daily Beast.
- Giancarlo Lacerenza, professor of biblical and medieval Hebrew at L’Orientale University and leader of the Venusia Judaica research project, told me that the catacombs can provide us with valuable information about late antique and early medieval Italian Jews.
- The burial grounds in question are the Santa Rufina catacombs, part of a network of subterranean galleries set into a hillside on the outskirts of Venosa, a quiet farming town that was once an important urban center and was the birthplace of the Roman poet Horace.
- “The Organic Consumers Association is designed to draw in people by appearing on its surface to have this cuddly name: everybody likes ‘organic foods,’” warned Imran Ahmed, founder of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a nonprofit that has studied the anti-vaccine movement and its tactics.
- The last elected official is especially remarkable because she hails from the same Twin Cities Somali community that Minnesota authorities say the OCA infected with anti-vaccine misinformation before the COVID-19 pandemic, triggering the state’s largest measles outbreak in decades.