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Portland awards $11.5M energy contract to woke firm run by ex-convict
The city of Portland, Oregon, awarded a $11.5 million energy contract to a woke company run by a woman who has served prison time for defrauding companies and tax fraud, according to a report. She reportedly also fabricated key claims in her proposal, saying she’d “managed” a $30 million energy upgrade program in California — one that has never heard of her, the paper noted. Twitter / Shades of Green ForumRed-faced city officials insisted that they were oblivious to Woodley’s criminal history — announcing that the $11.5 million agreement with Diversifying Energy was being put on ice pending a review. Diversifying Energy was the recipient of a $12 million clean energy contract despite the creator’s checkered past. Diversifying EnergyWoodley told The Oregonian she “absolutely 100 percent” stood by her claim that she managed an energy company that has no record of her.
Eric Adams supports Hochul’s ‘non-invasive’ vaccine-or-mask mandate
Mayor-elect Eric Adams expressed unequivocal support Tuesday for Gov. Kathy Hochul’s vaccine-or-mask requirement for New York State businesses amid the spread of the Omicron variant. Kathy Hochul instituted a new mask mandate that force patrons dining inside to either wear a mask all the time or show proof of vaccination. Mayor-elect Eric Adams has said that he will personally look into Bill De Blasio’s mask mandate when he takes over in January. Meanwhile, Adams was non-committal on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s private-sector vaccine requirement — scheduled to take effect Dec. 27, five days before Adams takes office.
Atlanta boutique operators lose $100k in merchandise to burglars, slam crime crisis in US cities
Two Atlanta boutique operators slammed the ongoing crime crisis gripping U.S. cities Tuesday after being burglarized of more than $100,000 in merchandise from one of their shops. "Everything goes in your head like how is this merchandise going to be recovered? The community has been very supportive for us and we believe that we're going to fight back. We're going to fight back just by looking out for one another, being there for one another, and it's going to come to a stop. "And more importantly, get a pen, go into a location, ask for a job application, just fill it out.
The 6 best career sites to post jobs online in 2022
NY Post may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and/or when you make a purchase. Read on for a list of some of the best career sites and online job boards to help you build the strongest team to take on 2022, from ZipRecruiter to LinkedIn and everything in between. Then after posting your job it immediately gets sent out to over 100 job sites at the click of a button. This job site is known and loved by many applicants, so why not give it a try on the employer side of thins? To sign up for an employer account, head to the site and choose from three plans, starting at $297 for a single job posting.
Kim Potter trial: Daunte Wright not first shooting connected to ex-cop: ‘100%’ deserves murder charge
Though they never knew each other, Heisler and Wright were both from Brooklyn Center and around the same age when they were killed by police. "I 100% believe she deserves murder charges," Heisler’s mother, Amity Dimock, told Fox News Digital. KIM POTTER TRIAL: BLM PROTESTER ACCUSED OF INTIMIDATING JUDGE HELD WITHOUT BOND AS DAUNTE WRIGHT CASE STARTSPotter, a 26-year veteran of the force, is charged with first and second-degree manslaughter for shooting Wright during an April 11 traffic stop. "I very rarely look at these murder videos," Dimock, who has since moved out of Brooklyn Center, said. "The four Brooklyn Center police officers who initially responded to the scene used de-escalation tactics and seemed to have calmed down Mr. Dimock-Heisler.
Sign at Alaska IHOP blames Biden 'free money' for staffing woes: 'Nobody wants to work anymore'
A sign at an IHOP in Alaska said the franchised restaurant was reducing hours because of staff shortages and blamed President Biden's COVID-19 relief programs. "Due to the fact that Biden gave out way too much free money and nobody wants to work anymore, we are forced to reduce our hours during this week," the typed sign posted to the counter at an IHOP in Wasilla, Alaska, reads. "I know we’re just one small family, and we don’t matter, but we can’t eat at a place that condones this," the user wrote. When I see a sign posted by a restaurant door, I am always prepared to turn around and walk away if it’s this kind of entitled, anti-worker non-sense. People are rethinking their priorities and working for min wage minus taxes during a pandemic w no benefits ain’t the lure you might think it is," another user wrote.
Dogecoin spikes after Musk says Tesla will accept it for some payments
Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent crypto investors into a frenzy early Tuesday morning with a tweet that his electric car company will accept dogecoin for the purchase of some merchandise. “Tesla will make some merch buyable with Doge & see how it goes,” Musk tweeted at 5:34 a.m. The price of dogecoin soared nearly 20 percent to $0.20 per coin on the news. Musk and his son on stage at TIME’s Person of the Year event on Monday. CoinMarketCapEarlier this year, Musk moved crypto markets regularly through his tweets, with the hype culminating in his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” where he delivered a light-hearted speech about dogecoin.
WH cuts Taiwan minister's video feed after map depicts Taiwan, China as different colors: Report
The White House reportedly cut the video feed of a Taiwanese minister during President Biden's Summit for Democracy when she showed China and Taiwan as separate colors on a map. Tang’s map was presented for about one minute on Friday during the summit before the feed was cut, the outlet reported. The State Department explained that Tang’s feed was cut due to "confusion" over virtual screen sharing, describing it as "an honest mistake." The U.S. reportedly complained to Taiwan over the map, but Taiwan pushed back with frustration that the video was cut. The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Democrats will look to illegal immigrants for votes in 2022
As 2021 elections are demonstrating, traditional blue-collar, Hispanic, and rural Democratic voters are beginning to abandon the party. Though the new law does not allow illegal immigrants to vote, the arguments being used to justify it will easily apply to them. With Republicans gaining ground in municipal races, special elections and 2021 gubernatorial races, they are projected to take the House in 2022. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe trend in 2021 special elections bears out the bad news. Though states are unlikely to openly permit illegal immigrants to vote, they don't need to.
Amid claims Noem used her influence to help daughter's licensing application, official to testify
Lawmakers in South Dakota will hear Tuesday from a former state employee at the center of questions over whether Gov. Kristi Noem used her influence to aid her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license. Sherry Bren, the longtime director of the state’s Appraiser Certification Program, will testify before the Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee. Hultman excused any appearance of impropriety by saying that details of the agreement with Peters were in place before that meeting. But Noem has implied that Bren was getting in the way of changes she wanted to make as the state saw a shortage of appraisers.
NYPD Commissioner says over half of hate crimes target Jews and Asians, cites liberal policy
I think when you look at anti-Semitic and anti-Asian, that's over 50 percent of all of the hate crimes in New York City," Shea said Wednesday on WPIX 11. Hate crimes skyrocketed by 100% in the last year, according to new NYPD data. There were 503 hate crimes reported in the city as of Dec. 3, compared to 252 in 2020. Anti-Semitic hate crimes are up 51%, from 121 in 2020 to 183 in 2021. NEW YORK'S SUBWAY SHOVER WAS FREE ON ASSAULT CHARGES THANKS TO BAIL REFORM LAW"This series of reforms that were done.
CNN faces potential onslaught of lawsuits with top moneymaker Chris Cuomo fired
CNN faces a potential onslaught of lawsuits if it is proved in court that the liberal network had prior knowledge of sexual misconduct allegations against its recently fired star anchor Chris Cuomo but looked the other way, attorneys told FOX Business. "They’re going to try to push the blame completely on Chris Cuomo, and say they had no knowledge," Eghbali said. The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, took her allegations against Chris Cuomo to CNN on Wednesday through her lawyer, Debra Katz, The New York Times reported. CHRIS CUOMO SUSPENSION CAN GO ONE OF TWO WAYS: CONCHAThe woman's complaint became known shortly after CNN fired the "Cuomo Prime Time" anchor Saturday night. Agnifilo said Cuomo, the former CNN anchor, will likely try to use the same defense his brother did when confronted with similar allegations.
How is COVID going to end?
To end the hysteria, public health officials must communicate effectively accurate, metric-driven data with advice (not mandates) on risk reduction strategies, rather than media-hyped conjecture. To end the hysteria, public health officials must communicate effectively accurate, metric-driven data with advice (not mandates) on risk reduction strategies, rather than media-hyped conjecture. Also, Americans shouldn't be getting public health updates from Big Pharma. Health officials should allow this coronavirus to become seasonal, like the many other respiratory viruses Americans live with. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFuture actions should focus on reducing COVID hospitalizations while permitting mild illness to circulate.
1987 Buick GNX muscle car sold for Ebay record of $249,999
The Buick GNX isn’t just a quick quarter-mile muscle car, its also firmly a quarter-million-dollar muscle car. An example of the rare 1987 coupe was sold last week on Ebay for $249,999, marking the second-highest price paid for the quickly-appreciating classic and an Ebay record. The Ebay car was number 372 of the 547 that were built during the GNX’s single model year and has been driven just 426 miles since. The car is powered by a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 with over 300 hp and was produced through a collaboration between Buick, McLaren Engines and ASC Incorporated. According to contemporary tests by Car and Driver it was the quickest American car of the day to 60 mph and second in the world only to the Porsche 911 Turbo.
Democratic mayors under fire as violence plagues Chicago, New York, Philadelphia
Democratic mayors are raising eyebrows with their responses to the rising crime plaguing major cities like New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia. At least 12 major cities, including New York, have already set historical murder records in 2021. "Eight years I’ve been mayor, index crimes, major crimes in New York City down 11% over eight years. "The bottom line is that there is today in New York City, a much safer city than we were eight years ago." "We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence," the district attorney told reporters Monday.
The Many Achievements Of Robert P. George
On this episode, Trey sits down with the sixth McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, Robert George. They discuss Robert’s many achievements including earning twenty-two honorary doctorates. Later, Robert shares his book recommendations for people who want to learn how to think critically. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Putin, Xi will talk about US ‘aggressive’ rhetoric during video call: Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to talk to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping about tensions with the U.S. and NATO over Ukraine during a virtual summit on Wednesday that is expected to further cement their relationship. The Kremlin said the "aggressive" rhetoric from the U.S. and NATO will be one of the key topics discussed, Reuters reported. Both Russia and China have expressed frustration over what they see as Washington’s unwanted reach into their own regional issues. President Biden warned Putin during a call last week that Russia would face painful sanctions that will do resounding economic harm if it again invaded Ukraine. Last month, Biden Biden and Xi spoke of clear communication as the key to long-term diplomatic relations.
DeSantis: Biden effectively running ‘human smuggling operation’ with secret flights into Florida
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared on "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday to discuss his office's report that more than 70 night-time flights moving migrants from the border landed in Jacksonville since the summer. FLORIDA GOVERNOR: BIDEN ADMIN LANDED DOZENS OF SECRET FLIGHTS IN FLORIDAGOV. They’ve done over 70 flights in the last six months, dump people here. And we had—a few weeks ago—one of those people that Biden dumped, ended up committing a murder in northeast Florida.
Biden spending bill's proposed cuts to hospital funding draws scrutiny
It’s unclear if the provision will be included in the Senate’s version of the Build Back Better Act. Biden and other proponents of health care provisions included in the Build Back Better Act argue it will expand medical coverage for the uninsured. The White House touts its plan as "the biggest expansion of affordable health care in a decade." The Senate version of the Build Back Better Act is expected to include notable changes from the House’s version. The White House said the president will travel to Ft. Campbell, Ky. for a storm briefing Wednesday, and to Mayfield and Dawson Springs, Ky. to survey storm damage.
Why Time tapped Elon Musk, master inventor and quirky zillionaire
He’s a visionary who has created such innovative companies as Tesla and Space X when doubters saw only Mission Impossible. Time has some mumbo-jumbo about how we’re in a brave new world and the mercurial Musk somehow matches the post-pandemic moment. But it has to be acknowledged that his rocket company reinvigorated space travel, pioneering the reusable rocket, before Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson got into the game. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut you can see why Musk makes for colorful copy, which proved irresistible to Time. No way Time was going to pick Donald Trump, even with the caveat that the choice is about impact, good or bad.
Appeals court rejects Biden administration’s bid to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy
An appeals court on Monday night rejected another attempt by the Biden administration to end the Trump-era policy that requires migrants seeking asylum in the US to await their cases in Mexico. The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals made the ruling on the so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy that President Biden decried on the campaign trail and suspended just hours after taking office in January. Texas and Missouri sued over the revocation and a federal judge later ruled the policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, had to be reinstated. Migrants under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program walk to Mexico across the Lerdo-Stanton International Bridge after being returned from the U.S. to Mexico to continue their asylum application. Last week, in compliance with the federal judge’s ruling to restore the policy, the Biden administration began sending the first asylum seekers back to Mexico.
Online threat forces closure of Michigan school district still reeling from shooting
An online threat has forced the cancellation of Tuesday classes at the same Michigan school district where sophomore Ethan Crumbley allegedly shot dead four students last month, a report said. Oxford School District announced the move after the discovery of a “specific threat” included in an image posted to social media that was directed at the district’s middle school, Fox 2 reported. Crumbley, 15, is accused of carrying out the deadly attack at Oxford High School on Nov. 30. The accused shooter’s parents, Jennifer and James, are facing their own charges of involuntary manslaughter for not doing enough to sufficiently stop the teen from allegedly carrying out the attack. Crumbley is being held without bail and his parents are both being held on $500,000 bail.
Biden approves emergency aid for Tennessee, Illinois after major storms: LIVE UPDATES
Biden approves Tennessee, Illinois emergency declarations after major stormsPresident Joe Biden on Monday declared that an emergency exists in Tennessee and Illinois after the region was battered by a deadly storm system on Saturday. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee requested federal emergency assistance for nine counties, seeking help with debris removal and emergency protective measures after touring storm damage. Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75% Federal funding, the statement read. -The Associated Press contributed to this report
FDA faces legal challenge over COVID-19 approval data, report says
The Pfizer vaccine received full FDA approval on Aug. 23, 2021. Johns Hopkins University said the full approval is granted when the agency amasses "even more scientific evidence to support" their use. The report said that the FDA’s proposed schedule to release the documents might not be completely seen by the public until 2097. Earlier this month, Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., introduced legislation that could force the FDA to release all documents relating to the vaccine within the next 100 days. GET THE FOX NEWS APP"How does a vaccine that receives approval in 108 days now require 55 years just to release information?"
Construction on new $9.5 billion JFK terminal slated to begin in 2022
Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a $9.5 billion new plan for an international terminal at JFK Airport after the project was halted because of the pandemic. Construction of the sprawling 2.4 million square-foot terminal is expected to begin in mid-2022 and the project will create over 10,000 jobs, according to the governor. As part of the project, the Port Authority of NY and NJ will be tasked with upgrading roads, parking and utilities at the airport, officials said. At a Thursday meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners will vote on the proposed lease agreement. “The time to get large infrastructure projects done is now, and I’m committed to getting JFK’s brand new Terminal One underway and completed as soon as possible.”Renderings of JFK Airport’s New Terminal One a $9.5 billion construction project.
Laura Ingraham: Dinosaur Democrats like Nancy Pelosi need to lumber away
She said Nancy Pelosi is "increasingly cantankerous" yet is slated to run for an 18th term in Congress. She has real power – whether or not she’s in the majority," Ingraham said. And at age 81, he’s in no mood to give up power," Ingraham said. After listing many of the long-standing politicians in the Democratic Party, Ingraham said, "This is the party of the future? According to Ingraham, the Democrats have made the choice to abandon their principles after a progressive wing entered Congress.
Congress to mark 800K American COVID deaths with moment of silence
Congressional leaders will hold a moment of silence Tuesday to mark the more than 800,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. More than 450,000 Americans died from COVID-19 in 2021, according to Reuters, which also noted that the deaths this year account for 57% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in 2020, by comparison, was 385,343, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). US COVID-19 DEATHS IN 2021 SURPASS 2020'S TOLLThe report from Reuters also ranked the U.S. as worst in terms of per capita deaths from COVID-19 among the Group of Seven countries in the period between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30. In June, members of Congress held a similar moment of silence when the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. hit 600,000 people.
AG Letitia James’ reelection bid clears Democratic primary field
State Attorney General Letitia James’ reelection bid to remain the state’s top lawyer has cleared the once-crowded Democratic primary field, as several candidates announced Monday they’re calling it quits. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ decision to drop out of the gubernatorial race has caused AG candidates to suspend their campaigns. REUTERS/Joy MaloneZephyr Teachout decided to end her campaign for AG shortly after James ended her gubernatorial hopes. State Assemblyman Clyde Vanel ended his AG campaign and has backed James. Photo by Saul Loeb – Pool/Getty ImagesState Sen. Shelley Mayer will no longer be running for state AG.
Hochul needs to quit COVID-19 overreach, take Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ cue
Jared Polis, who liberated himself from the “forever COVID” mentality that has gripped far too many lawmakers. Jared Polis declared that “public health [authorities] don’t get to tell people what to wear” in response to mask mandates. Hochul ordered a new indoor mask mandate in New York this week amid rising COVID-19 cases. More counties should take their lead, and more state officials and reporters should ask Hochul: What exactly do we stand to gain through this mandate? Polis, unlike Hochul, understands that the state cannot play the role of your parent, telling you where to go or what to wear.
Hard to mask disgust: Desk jockeys rip Hochul’s new mandate
Hochul’s sudden mask-at-your-desk mandate sparked outrage in New York City as it went into effect Monday despite the Big Apple having some of the lowest rates of COVID-19 and highest rates of vaccination in the nation. New York City’s COVID-19 positivity rate has remained at less than 3 percent since November. “It just doesn’t make sense to get the vaccine if I still have to wear a mask. Kathy Wylde, executive director of the pro-business Partnership for New York City, noted that the city hadn’t yet announced enforcement guidelines for Hochul’s order, which carries fines of $1,000 per violation. Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate.
Air Force discharges 27 active duty airmen for refusing to take COVID-19 jab
The U.S. Air Force announced Monday that 27 active-duty airmen were administratively discharged for refusing to roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 jab and vowed to continue to refuse the jab. The airmen were all young and served for fewer than six years, Ann Stefanek, an Air Force spokeswoman said. The paper reported that 97% of active-duty members have complied with the orders handed down by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in August. The Air Force did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. About 40,000 active-duty military personnel have refused to take the vaccine, the Washington Post reported.
Hannity: Kamala Harris is terrible at her job, and now we know why
Sean Hannity slammed Vice President Kamala Harris for failing to live up to her responsibilities in the White House on "Hannity" Monday. "In fact, no vice president in U.S. history has a lower approval rating than Kamala Harris," Hannity said. "Maybe that's because the vice president is terrible at her job … Ever since she was appointed border czar nine months ago, Harris has done nothing to resolve the crisis." Allegedly, Kamala Harris is such a menace that some are openly referring to her as a soul-destroying bully. The relationships between the Biden-Harris offices are reportedly strained, despite the cordial relationship between the vice president and President Biden .
'This is about Donald Trump': Mark Meadows responds to January 6th cmte vote recommending criminal charges
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows responded late Monday to the House Select Committee's vote to recommend prosecution for criminal contempt of Congress after he refused to testify before the panel. Meadows is the latest Trump adviser to face the legal ire of the Jan. 6 committee. In November, a federal grand jury charged former senior Trump adviser Steve Bannon with two counts of contempt of Congress. The committee also referred former Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark to the Justice Department for contempt of Congress. Asked how he intends to respond to the House vote, Meadows said, "hopefully the court’s will weigh in."
Sailor accused of igniting USS Bonhomme Richard was ‘disgruntled,’ Navy says
The US Navy sailor charged with setting the fire that destroyed the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard last year was “disgruntled” after dropping out of SEAL training, prosecutors said Monday. Seaman Ryan Mays was angry about his reassignment to the Bonhomme Richard and lied to his family about his SEAL training, Navy prosecutor Cmdr. The Bonhomme Richard had been undergoing a two-year, $250 million upgrade while docked at Naval Base San Diego at the time of the blaze. Mays was charged by the military with aggravated arson and the willful hazarding of a vessel over the fire. Photo by US NAVY/CHRISTINA ROSS HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockBut the ship was decommissioned and scrapped due to extensive damage caused by the fire.
General: US at '1 or 2%' of capability it previously had to track al-Qaeda in Afghanistan
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, said in an interview with The Associated Press that the departure of U.S. military and intelligence assets from Afghanistan has made it much harder to track al-Qaeda and other extremist groups inside Afghanistan. Speaking at the Pentagon, McKenzie said it's clear that al-Qaeda is attempting to rebuild its presence inside Afghanistan, which was the base from which it planned the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the United States. McKenzie said no such strikes have been conducted since the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan on Aug. 30. Al-Qaeda is among numerous extremist groups inside Afghanistan. McKenzie declined to provide an estimate of the number of al-Qaeda operatives inside Afghanistan.
Minneapolis chased 'perverted' defund police fad to be popular at the cost of children's lives: Will Cain
Fox News host Will Cain discussed the implications of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the "epicenter" of the defund the police movement, restoring millions of funds to law enforcement" on "Fox News Primetime" Monday. "We have some good news in the liberal war against law enforcement," he said. "Minneapolis, the epicenter of the defund police movement, has done a complete 180. JOURNALIST RECORDS BRAZEN CAR THEFT, SAYS MINNEAPOLIS POLICE NEVER SHOWED UP: 'OFFICERS ARE DEMORALIZED'"These children were the cost of the Minneapolis City Council, chasing a trend a perverted fad to buy off votes in popularity," he said. Cain added that any reasonable or "sentient" person could have predicted that reducing resources for law enforcement would not stop criminals but in fact would embolden them.
Biden senior adviser for migration leaving the White House
President Biden's senior adviser for migration Tyler Moran is leaving the White House at the end of January, despite having only taken over the role in July. The White House said that Moran never intended to stay on for more than the first year, noting that she had been commuting by plane since taking up her post. But the White House made similar statements about the previous person to serve in the role, Amy Pope, after Moran replaced Pope in July. "Amy had always intended to join the Biden Administration for a short time with an expected departure in the mid-summer," the White House said at the time. The White House has yet to name a replacement for Moran, though it expressed confidence six weeks would be sufficient time to find someone to fill the role.
How China uses the UN and WHO for its own nefarious ends
Tedros succeeded China’s Margaret Chan, who as director-general spent considerable time placing Chinese and China-sympathetic personnel into key positions. World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won his seat in 2017 as Beijing backed him. Chinese President Xi Jinping is using the United Nations to stomp on nearby adversaries such as Hong Kong and Taiwan. This was anathema to China, which was determined to snuff out any Taiwanese efforts at their first appearance. John Bolton was national security adviser to President Trump from 2018 to 2019 and US ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006.
Majority of US voters feel country headed off on ‘wrong track’: poll
The majority of US voters feel the country is headed “off on the wrong track” — citing economic conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in crime, according to a new poll. Some 56 percent of respondents in a poll commissioned by NewsNation said the country is headed “off on the wrong track” compared to 34 percent who feel the US is going in the “right direction.”The new poll largely gauged Americans’ thoughts on crime amid the holiday season. Current laws and sentencing guidelines in America are too soft, according to 63 percent of voters, and 86 percent of respondents believe crime is a problem nationally, the poll says. The COVID-19 pandemic was also cited as a reason many participants believe the country is on the wrong track. Younger respondents, those aged 18 to 35, were more approving of their lawmakers than their older counterparts, according to the poll.
Stefano Tonchi exits L’Officiel in solidarity with ‘stiffed’ freelancers
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Famed editor Stefano Tonchi has cut ties with L’Officiel in solidarity with freelancers who claim they haven’t been paid by the fashion magazine, sources tell Page Six. “He has supported and collaborated with many of these people over the years,” says a source. “He wants them to get it worked out and for them to be paid what they are owed.”Tonchi — who is listed as “consulting chief creative officer” on the website — was a consultant for the brand and not a full-time employee, we’re told. We are told the alleged payment problems happened before Tonchi joined L’Officiel. The lawsuit asks for freelancers to be paid double what they owed.
Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ at Tesla plant in California
California police are investigating a “suspicious death” at Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing plant on Monday, officials said. Fremont Fire Department personnel responded to the Tesla plant just before 3:30 p.m. local time on reports of a subject down in the parking lot, according to an alert from Fremont Police Department. Police are investigating a “suspicious death” at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. The company’s massive, 5.3 million square foot facility in Fremont employs over 10,000 people, according to Tesla. The Fremont Fire Department provided medical aid before the person was declared dead at the Tesla factory on December 13, 2021.
Biden spending bill's proposed cuts to hospital funding draw scrutiny
The House version of the bill includes a provision that would cut Disproportionate Share Hospital payments across 12 states that haven’t expanded Medicaid coverage. It’s unclear if the provision will be included in the Senate’s version of the Build Back Better Act. Biden and other proponents of health care provisions included in the Build Back Better Act argue it will expand medical coverage for the uninsured. The Senate version of the Build Back Better Act is expected to include notable changes from the House’s version. Updated bill text released by the Senate Finance Committee did not include cuts to Disproportionate Share Hospital payments included in the House version.
Harris announces private-sector investments in Central America
Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a roundtable Monday to announce that international businesses have committed $1.2 billion to investing in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. "Today we mark an important milestone," Harris said. "Six months ago, we launched a call to action for businesses to invest in Central America. Six months ago, 12 people were around this table. "Six months ago, we had a commitment of $750 million.
Politico calls Harris 'onetime political rock star,' says 'it's not all her fault' for low approval numbers
Politico is rushing to the aid of Vice President Harris amid her record-setting unpopularity among American voters and staffing drama that continue to make headlines. A piece published by Political Magazine on Sunday described Harris as a "onetime political rock star" as well as "a pioneer, a political celebrity and — as a media-savvy Gen Xer star" who is "having a brutal season in the polls." "She’s also taken heat from the media in ways that her defenders say is unique to the country’s first female, Black and South Asian vice president." Politico reached out to "seasoned political strategists" and asked them, "What can the vice president do to get her star back?" "Kamala Harris needs one transformational project," former Clinton adviser Doug Schoen told Politico.
Congress’ debt-limit hike ignores our dangerous addiction to spending
And like a reckless shopaholic locked in toxic credit-card payments, US taxpayers are mired in astronomical interest payments. The federal government spends more on interest payments than on science, space, technology, transportation and education combined. Congress created the debt ceiling for a reason — to stop Treasury from going outside its executive-branch limits and borrowing too much money. Removing the debt ceiling would give more power to the executive branch — which might be what King Biden wants. They’re calling for America to stop its long-term debt addiction — instead of just giving another immediate payment to our debt pushers.
A White House kowtow to Beijing and other commentary
From the right: A White House Kowtow to Beijing“The White House is cutting video feeds at a “Democracy Summit, lest the Taiwanese representative’s map irk the Chinese,” snarks National Review’s Jim Geraghty: The map showed Taiwan as independent, not a province of China as the mainland claims. “There’s no need for China to censor what our leaders can say to us. Those who can’t adapt, say, by spending money on private security, “are faced with one option: to leave their city and often the state.” How’d this happen? : Back in 2020, Hunter set up a business meeting with his dad and businessman Tony Bobulinski. But “all of this barely touches the surface of Hunter Biden’s” corrupt business dealings.
Ex-Jet Josh Bellamy gets three years in prison for COVID-19 relief fraud
TAMPA, Fla. — Former NFL player Josh Bellamy has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds. Bellamy, 32, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was sentenced Friday in Tampa federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to court documents, Yashica Bain, 38, of Miramar, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She was also ordered to pay restitutionStote was charged in June 2020 with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud.
New York’s latest COVID madness: Masked, socially distanced high-school wrestling
Future generations will look back with disbelief at the suffering America’s schoolchildren endured because of the destructive decisions educators made. In this context, what’s happening to New York City’s high-school wrestlers may not be the worst instance of COVID-inspired insanity. Just look at the restrictions that PSAL has cooked up for the hardworking athletes who are competitive high-school wrestlers. The PSAL also says wrestling activities must always be conducted with masks while observing social-distancing rules. Making wrestlers wear mask is the latest nonsensical rule being imposed on the city’s kids.
House Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows
?The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot recommended criminal contempt charges Monday for former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows over his refusal to testify. Meadows was in contact with at least some of the private individuals who planned and organized a January 6 rally, one of whom reportedly may have expressed safety concerns to Mr. Meadows about January 6 events. Mr. Meadows used his personal cell phone to discuss the rally in the days leading up to January 6,” Thompson wrote in the report. The January 6 House Select Committee recommended criminal contempt charges for former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. “Without intervention by this Court, Mr. Meadows faces the harm of both being illegally coerced into violating the Constitution and having a third party involuntarily violate Mr. Meadows rights and the requirements of relevant laws governing records of electronic communications,” it added.
Ransomware attack strikes Virginia state legislative agency
A Virginia legislative branch agency was struck by a ransomware attack, according to the office of Democratic Gov. The ransomware attack, which reportedly occurred late last Friday, comes during the state legislature's preparation for the next legislative session, which is slated to start in January. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO ELEVATE RANSOMWARE ATTACKS TO BE ON PAR WITH TERRORISMRansomware attacks against government agencies and corporations have surged during the past year. Allan Liska, an intelligence analyst at the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, told the AP: "It continues to show that no organization is safe from these ransomware attacks. A top agency official emailed Virginia legislative leaders to tell them that hackers used "extremely sophisticated malware" and that the agency was working with law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, to get to the bottom of what happened.
Tom Cotton slams Biden for allowing China to threaten Taiwan 'by force, not by negotiation'
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., joined "Special Report" Monday calling out President Biden's "pathetic weakness" following reports the White House cut a video feed from a Taiwanese minister during the Summit for Democracy. I don't believe for a minute that it was merely a technical issue. I believe that this is an example of the president and the administration kowtowing to Beijing. What we need to do is stand alongside Taiwan, help secure its autonomy and maintain the status quo across the Strait. But Beijing is the one that is now threatening Taiwan, threatening to change that status quo by force, not by negotiation.
Jan. 6 committee votes to recommend Mark Meadows for prosecution
The House Jan. 6 Committee voted 9-0 on Monday to recommend former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for prosecution after he refused to testify before the committee. "Mr. Meadows was in contact with at least some of the private individuals who planned and organized a January 6 rally, one of whom reportedly may have expressed safety concerns to Mr. Meadows about January 6 events. Mr. Meadows used his personal cell phone to discuss the rally in the days leading up to January 6," Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., wrote in a 51-page report released late Sunday. JAN. 6 COMMITTEE VOWS CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS IF MARK MEADOWS FAILS TO APPEARMeadows was previously cooperating with the committee's investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFox News' Tyler Olson contributed to this report.
NYC Council lame ducks’ last-minute energy slam
As the lame ducks in the City Council prepare to exit, they’re making certain that the door hits New Yorkers as they make their way out. All-electric buildings are more expensive to build and maintain. The added electric demand will also spike the city’s electricity rates — already 50 percent above the national average — a particular bane to lower-income residents. And it’s not all that green, since most electricity is generated from fossil fuels. It’s another ticking time bomb that will explode on Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ watch, after the pols that passed it are long out of office.
Billy Bob Thornton on his cameo in '1883' on Paramount+
Point your wagons WestNew series “1883” — probably when Biden was conceived — is also the name of Paramount’s prequel to its hit show “Yellowstone.”Billy Bob Thornton: “This is about a journey out West. Come to Fort Worth.’ Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Sam Elliott — who are in it — are all my old friends. Religious leaders repping 930 nonpublic school employees wrote him suggesting he reconsider. The only governor showing leadership in such tragedy is Democrat Andy Beshear of red state Kentucky. So, afterward he says to me ‘Hey, you were really good.’ So what do I say back to him?
Letters to the Editor — Dec. 14, 2021
Anthony ScroWhitestoneInexperienced Hochul casts a pall over another Christmas season for revelers and businesses with her nonsensical mask mandate. Carole CampoloEast HamptonI wondered how businesses would implement the governor’s hysteria-driven new mask mandate. It was “mask up or don’t come in.”Why get three shots if you still have to wear masks everywhere? This mask mandate has nothing to do with keeping me safe. My local supermarket already has a sign out that it will require all people to wear masks inside.
NY’s governor should take a tip from Colorado’s: The COVID emergency is over
Jared Polis just put many of his fellow Democrats to shame — including New York Gov. Polis vowed not to impose a new mask mandate on his state, even with the spread of the Omicron variant. But even the COVID-hyping New York Times notes that cases are nearly irrelevant now, since, as Drs. And yes, the number of hospitalized COVID patients has also grown in New York, hitting 3,683 on Sunday. The gov should take a tip from her Colorado colleague: The emergency is over.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams sets business council of corporate heavyweights
“I’m humbled by the response from our Corporate Council to lean in, roll up their sleeves, and help accelerate our recovery,” said Adams. The council was formed after a “months-long listening tour” with business leaders and current and former city officials. The council features 60 corporate leaders from companies like JPMorgan Chase. Goldman Sachs is also represented on Adams’ council. De Blasio admitted last year that he hadn’t focused on the business community and “the elites” during his two terms leading the Big Apple — before quoting socialist revolutionary Karl Marx.
PR exec connected to Andrew Cuomo sex-harass defense leaves job
Andrew Cuomo’s plans to discredit sexual harassment accusers. Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor in August following the attorney general’s report. Meanwhile, Josh Vlasto and Rich Bamberger, two other Cuomo press staffers-turned-Kivvit employees, appear to have been more intimately involved in Cuomo’s defense than Moran. The company insisted that Bamberger and Vlasto had been acting entirely in their personal capacities when they helped Cuomo. Two other Kivvit staffers left the firm following news of their involvement in Cuomo’s defense.
‘I followed script’: De Blasio insists no wrongdoing despite fundraising secrets
Mayor de Blasio insists he didn’t knowingly break ethics rules against fundraising from people with city business — even though documents his administration fought to withhold show he was repeatedly warned about the practice. Mayor Bill de Blasio claims he “acted in good faith” while fundraising for his now-defunct Campaign for One New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio has previously clashed with the city’s Conflict of Interests Board on how he fundraised for his nonprofit Campaign for One New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently mulling a run for New York state governor in 2022. “It was looked at and the cases were closed by COIB and other entities so it’s really been covered,” he said.
Bethenny Frankel puts NYC loft on sale for $7M as custody battle nears end
The move also comes as her custody battle with Hoppy nears an end, The Post reported. While the two share 50-50 custody of their daughter, Bryn, Frankel has been named the primary parent. realtor.comThe kitchen. realtor.comThe primary bathroom has a soaking tub and an expansive shower. Their daughter, Bryn, now 11, has chosen to primarily live with Frankel despite the 50-50 child custody agreement.
Brit Hume On The Left’s Reaction To WSJ Column Criticizing VP Kamala Harris
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Brit Hume, senior political analyst for Fox News Channel joined the Guy Benson Show to talk about the left’s reaction to WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan’s latest essay criticizing VP Kamala Harris. Hume also weighed in on speculation on whether President Biden will run for reelection and if former President Trump will jump into the 2024 race. Hume reacted to Noonan’s latest Column and the left’s reaction saying,“Well, I wrote, I had a very different reaction to it from the blue checks that you’re describing who, you know, attacked Peggy Noonan. But basically what she was saying was that Kamala Harris should now become the kind of person that Kamala Harris is not and never has been, which I think is is perhaps nice, but highly unrealistic advice. And Kamala Harris, as has sort of identified herself as being lighter than air.
Joe Biden is blaming the American people over low poll numbers: Jesse Watters
Biden appeared on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" Friday and attempted to field questions about his poll numbers. Biden said, facetiously, that he doesn't check his poll numbers anymore, especially after their recent dive into the forties. "Well, not anymore," Biden said. BIDEN TELLS JIMMY FALLON HE DOESN'T FOLLOW POLL NUMBERS 'ANYMORE' ON FIRST LATE-NIGHT APPEARANCE AS PRESIDENTHe went on to blame his low polling numbers on the American people being fed misinformation. They're scared because you scared them."
US claims fewer than 12 Americans still in Afghanistan wish to leave the country
Nearly four months after the Taliban reconquered Afghanistan from the Western-backed government, the State Department said Monday that it knows of fewer than a dozen US citizens who wish to leave the war-torn country. The State Department statement did not say how many Afghan allies who wish to leave remain in the country. The State Department said it has funding to support resettlement of up to 95,000 people through the end of September 2022. The State Department insists Afghan refugees go through “a rigorous and multilayered screening” before resettling in the US. While some new arrivals had their applications in the pipeline, others never bothered to fill out the required paperwork, according to the State Department.
Air Force discharges 27 for refusal to get COVID vaccine
WASHINGTON — The Air Force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, making them what officials believe are the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate to get the shots. The Air Force gave its forces until Nov. 2 to get the vaccine, and thousands have either refused or sought an exemption. Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said Monday that these are the first airmen to be administratively discharged for reasons involving the vaccine. Several officials from the other services said they believe that so far only the Air Force has gotten this far along in the process and discharged people over the vaccine refusal. According to the latest Air Force data, more than 1,000 airmen have refused the shot and more than 4,700 are seeking a religious exemption.
Psaki pressed about NYC releasing News Corp. Christmas tree arsonist
We’ve seen an arsonist burn down a half-million-dollar Christmas tree in New York City back out on the streets,” Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked Psaki during her regular briefing. William C. Lopez Craig Tamanaha is accused of burning down a Christmas tree outside News Corp headquarters in Midtown, Manhattan. White House press secretary Jen Psaki claims President Joe Biden has “taken action” to a growing national trend of retail thefts. The New York Post cover on Dec. 9, 2021 highlighting Craig Tamanaha’s alleged arson on a Christmas tree outside News Corp headquarters. They’re just right back out on the streets.”White House press secretary Jen Psaki insists funding police departments will solve retail theft problems.
Swalwell, other House Dems back vaccine requirement for boarding planes
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and a handful of other House Democrats have expressed their support for a federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement to be allowed to board airplanes. Swalwell pushed the idea of an air travel vaccine requirement on Twitter Sunday, writing a "prediction" that the country "can go from 60% Americans vaxxed to 80% if we require vaccines to fly." Talks on whether the Biden administration will implement a vaccine requirement for air travel have swirled amid the president’s ban on international travel from several African countries. The White House is set to extend its mask mandate to March 18, adding a doubling of fines if individuals are noncompliant with the requirement. The current mask mandate was slated to expire on Jan. 18 following an extension last August.
Biden admin admits it left hundreds more US citizens behind in Afghanistan after chaotic withdrawal
The numbers, disclosed in a press release from the State Department, are drastically higher than the estimates President Biden gave regarding the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan after U.S. forces left the country. Even before the withdrawal, Biden had pledged to leave no U.S. citizen behind. "If there's American citizens left, we're going to stay to get them all out," Biden told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Aug. 16. "[W]e believe that about 100 to 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan with some intention to leave," President Biden said on Aug. 31. The State Department said it is continuing to relocate more than 2,200 Afghan allies who worked with the U.S. as well as their families.
Conservative group joins with GOP governors to press Dem senators to oppose BBB
A conservative group is partnering with Republican governors in an attempt to pressure Democratic senators to oppose President Biden's Build Back Better agenda. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., to oppose the Build Back Better spending bill, which needs support from all 50 Democratic senators to pass. The tour begins Thursday in Tempe, Arizona, with an event that will bring local business leaders together with Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., who leads the Republican Governors Association. Short said his coalition recognizes there is still "a long way to go in this battle" and suggested it will extend into the new year.
Durbin cuts off witness from conservative group during Chicago gun violence hearing
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., attempted multiple times to cut off testimony from a conservative group's witness during a hearing on violence in Chicago. During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Combating Gun Trafficking and Reducing Violence in Chicago" on Monday, Heritage Foundation legal fellow Amy Swearer was cut off by Durbin while attempting to cite data about selective prosecution in Chicago. "I believe in all fairness, since we did not invite the Cook County state’s attorney’s office to be represented here today, that you shouldn't really zero in on any particular individual." After the hearing, Swearer took to social media to vent her frustrations with the Illinois senator. "Perpetrators of gun violence in Chicago reasonably believe they can light up a neighborhood on Friday, and then be released on Monday without facing a single meaningful consequence," she continued, adding that Durbin "believes it's inappropriate to mention this at a hearing on Chicago gun violence."
Chicago car dealership owner blames Lightfoot's crime policies for brazen daytime robbery: 'No retribution'
The owner of a luxury car dealership in Chicago blasted city leaders during a Monday appearance on ‘The Story’ after smash-and-grab thieves struck his business in a brazen daytime robbery. SMASH-AND-GRAB SUSPECTS LOOT LUXURY CHICAGO CAR DEALERSHIPTwo men reportedly entered the dealership, known for its showroom of Lamborghinis and Bentleys, around noon on Saturday. SMASH-AND-GRAB THIEVES ATTACK STORES AROUND THE COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA SECURITY GUARD SHOT DEAD AS CRIME RAGES"We watch them do it. "They can only do this because they know that if they get caught, they get let out, there’s no retribution. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRoughly 10 customers, including children, were in the showroom at the time of the robbery.
California to reimpose universal indoor mask mandate
The State of California is reimposing an indoor mask mandate that will apply to everyone, whether vaccinated or not. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced the updated policy Monday, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state since the Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK ORDERS MASK MANDATE FOR INDOOR PUBLIC SPACES STATEWIDE"This is a critical time," Ghaly said Monday. The new mask mandate is set to take effect on Wednesday and will expire on Jan. 15. Washington D.C. also has such a mask mandate in place.
The Atlantic's David Frum suggests treating unvaccinated patients last in hospitals
The Atlantic staff writer David Frum suggested hospitals and doctors should give low priority to unvaccinated citizens in a series of tweets on Saturday. "Unless the US moves to vastly stricter vaccine mandates - which I would favor, but which is plainly not going to happen - the US will stall at present vaccination levels," Frum began his Twitter thread. NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL: TOO MANY AMERICANS STILL ‘PARALYZED’ BY CORONAVIURS FEARSWithin the thread, he added that barring "seemingly basic mandates" such as vaccine requirements to board airplanes, the best advice to protect against unvaccinated citizens could be prioritizing vaccinated patients in hospitals. Frum faced backlash for suggesting hospitals treat unvaccinated patients last. "If, at this point, you are still unvaccinated, you are not a victim.
Why bash Gen Z? They’re smart and great workers
You recently wrote an article about Gen Z being coddled and whiny in the workplace. This is also an important message for parents of Gen Zs who need to let them go and learn. I want to clarify your article concerning a vaccine exemption for vegans. An ethical vegan does not partake in products that are tested on animals, period. I will never get the vaccine because I am an ethical vegan.
No US troops to be disciplined in deadly Afghan drone strike: Pentagon
?No American service members involved in the erroneous August drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians as the Biden administration concluded its chaotic military withdrawal from the war-torn nation will face disciplinary action, the Pentagon said Monday. According to Kirby, “there was not a strong enough case to be made for personal accountability” in McKenzie’s and Clarke’s recommendations. “The recommendations were more about procedure and process and the secretary reviewed them and has accepted them,” Kirby said. “And again, most of them are of a classified nature … but there was no overt recommendation made by either specific to accountability and any punishment for anyone.”The brother of Afghan drone strike victim Zemerai Ahmadi surveying the damage of the strike that killed ten innocent people. Kirby cautioned that the recommendation of no discipline did not mean the ?Defense Department ?”?is turning a blind eye to a high standard of conduct and leadership.?”?Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the recommendation that no US troops be disciplined for the drone strike.
Amazon worker turned down last-minute shift at Illinois warehouse doomed by tornado
An Amazon employee says she turned down a last-minute shift Friday at the Illinois warehouse where a tornado ended up demolishing the building that day, killing six coworkers. Emily Epperson told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that she narrowly avoided being in the doomed warehouse in Edwardsville because of an ankle injury. Six Amazon warehouse workers were killed after a deadly tornado rampaged through Edwardsville, Illinois. Fox NewsHer comments came as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it has opened an investigation into the Amazon warehouse collapse. Emily Epperson admitted she was scheduled to work at the Edwardsville distribution center on the day the tornado hit.
Rosie O’Donnell ditches the East Coast for a $4.6M Hollywood farmhouse
While most celebrities have fled Hollywood in the past year, Rosie O’Donnell is moving there. This marks the first home for O’Donnell in the Golden State, as she’s lived most of her life on the East Coast. Realtor.comThe kitchen with an expansive marble island. realtor.comThe primary bedroom comes with a fireplace. realtor.comThe primary bathroom.
Psaki insists Harris still border czar after Guatemalan leader claims no contact
“We had many conversations with your ambassador, but [between] my presidency and the White House, no,” Giammattei said. Then we had the visit of Vice President Harris. White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that Vice President Kamala Harris is still the Biden administration’s border czar after the Guatemalan president claimed that he hasn’t spoken to her since June. Ken Cedeno/CNP/Bloomberg via Getty Images“He said, Vice President Harris, he has not spoken to her,” Doocy persisted. She eventually made a perfunctory visit to the border in June, 94 days after being named the border czar.
President Biden’s Federal Vaccine Mandate Rejected
This week, Bret sits down with former State Department Spokesperson and Senior Advisor of Scowcroft Center at Atlantic Counsel Morgan Ortagus, FOX News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy, and former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford Jr., to discuss President Biden’s federal vaccine mandate. Later, the panel weighs in on the ongoing tensions between the United States and China, and the Chinese communist party, and the competitive nature of the relationship. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier
Ex-NFL player Bellamy gets 3 years for COVID relief fraud
Former NFL player Josh Bellamy has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds. Bellamy, 32, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was sentenced Friday in Tampa federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to court documents, Yashica Bain, 38, of Miramar, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She was also ordered to pay restitutionStote was charged in June 2020 with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud.
Liberal New York Times columnist claims US 'edging closer' to another civil war
Liberal New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow claimed over the weekend that the U.S. was "edging closer" to another civil war. Blow specifically pointed to Sotomayor's dissent against the law, which read, "This is a brazen challenge to our federal structure. Blow wrote that he found Sotomayor's invocation of Calhoun "striking," and claimed that there were "too many uneasy parallels" between the run-up to the Civil War in the 1800's and the debate over Texas' ability to restrict abortions today. "I see this country on the verge of another civil war, as the Calhounian impulse is reborn," Blow wrote. "And this war won’t be only about the subjugation of Black people but also about the subjugation of all who challenge the white racist patriarchy," Blow wrote.
Biden, Manchin set to talk again as senator holds out against $1.75T spending plan
White House press secretary Jen Psaki says President Joe Biden is trying to persuade Sen. Joe Manchin to vote for his Build Back Better Act legislation. And this is just a continuation of that.”A group of West Virginians urge Sen. Joe Manchin to pass the Build Back Better Act by his yacht club in Washington, DC on Dec. 09, 2021. “People have been in a hurry for a long time to do something,” the senator told reporters. “The CBO’s not a Republican or Democrat report, the CBO’s the Congressional Budget Office, and they’re non-partisan,” Manchin told reporters. Sen. Joe Manchin warns President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act would add trillions to the federal deficit.
Alaska IHOP rips Biden in note apologizing for staff shortages
An Alaska IHOP is going viral with a savage note blaming President Biden for its lack of staff. “Haven’t been to an IHOP in over 20 years, but now I’ll start,” another person tweeted, while others told the chain the sign had made new customers. The note claimed that Biden gave out too much “free money,” leading to people not wanting to work. They’re quitting because you underpay them,” someone else tweeted the company, calling it “a MAGA chain.”“Don’t eat IHOP’s over-priced, unhealthy, fascist pancakes,” the user wrote with the hashtag #BoycottIHOP. “Quit being greedy and pay your employees,” someone else tweeted, pointing out that IHOP’s revenue in 2020 was an estimated $2.25 billion.
‘Outnumbered’ eviscerates Kamala Harris for dismissing headlines on her office dysfunction
After Vice President Kamala Harris claimed headlines about dysfunction in her office were "ridiculous," former police officer Philip Holloway said on "Outnumbered" Monday that the "ridiculous" headline is that she is still the border czar. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE SPOTLIGHTS KAMALA HARRIS' OFFICE REDECORATING AMID SCANDALS: 'THE ROOM IS WARMER'PHILIP HOLLOWAY: If she's concerned about a ridiculous headline, the ridiculous headline is that Kamala Harris is the border czar because she has not been down there. …Talk to border patrol agents and apologize to them for accusing them of committing crimes on horseback when they are just out there trying to do their job. They deserve some real leadership on the border. …That would do a lot for her image.
'The View' co-host Joy Behar: States could segregate schools again if Supreme Court doesn't change
"The View" co-host Joy Behar fretted Monday that some states would return to segregated schools if the Supreme Court didn't directly address more issues. "Why do we need the Supreme Court? Guest co-host Amanda Carpenter of The Bulwark said she was pro-life but criticized the Texas law as one that fostered a culture of vigilantism. HARRIS SAYS RIGHT TO ABORTION ‘NONNEGOTIABLE’ AS SCOTUS ALLOWS STRICT TEXAS LAW TO CONTINUEThe Supreme Court decision prompted California Gov. "It shows you the Supreme Court is political and full of it … I think it's an important piece of legislation, even if it is not going to work," Behar said.
Supreme Court rejects religious challenge to NY vaccine mandate
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to block a New York regulation that requires health care workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine without any religious exemptions. The vaccine mandate for health care workers, which went into effect in August, allows only for medical exemptions but not religious ones. The Supreme Court turned away two applications from doctors and nurses in the state for injunctive relief to allow religious exemptions while litigation continues in the lower courts over the mandate's constitutionality. SUPREME COURT CARSON V. MAKIN ARGUMENTS: JUSTICES OFFER SUPPORT FOR RELIGIOUS RIGHTS IN MAINE EDUCATION CASEJustices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented. Gorsuch wrote in his dissent that the mandate turns away the very doctors and nurses the state has depended on throughout the course of the pandemic.
White House says there are a 'range of reasons' for increase in crime stemming from COVID pandemic
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that there are a "range of reasons" for the increase in crime and smash-and-grab robberies in cities across the country, dodging a question on whether "soft on crime" policies are to blame. PSAKI SAYS ROOT CAUSE OF ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME IS THE COVID-19 PANDEMICDuring a White House briefing Monday, Psaki was asked whether she thought cities were experiencing an increase in crime due to its prosecutors and their "soft on crime" approach. Psaki, though, said the White House is focused on "what we can do to address it." "Ending cash bail will not automatically put people charged with crimes on the streets," a White House official told Fox News last month. Meanwhile, as for the spike in crime, Psaki earlier this month said COVID-19 and guns were "root" causes of the increase in organized retail theft.
Consumers spending at ‘faster rate’ than Bank of America CEO has ever seen
The head of the nation’s second-largest bank said consumers are spending “at a faster rate” than he’s ever seen but he remains concerned about how inflation and supply-chain issues will influence the economy going into the winter. “[Consumers are] earning more money, but now they are worried that these costs are going to go up faster than their wages,” he said. MediaNews Group via Getty ImagesNow, nearly two years into the pandemic, Moynihan said he’s feeling confident about where the economy stands. “The US consumer is spending money, a lot of money, spending at a faster rate than I have ever seen, and I’ve been tracking this data for 15 years,” he said. Moynihan says the increase in consumers spending on BofA’s network is happening mainly in entertainment, travel and restaurants.
New city education chief floats more elite schools with different admissions criteria
Banks told Pix 11 Monday that he will consider establishing new specialized high schools with reworked admissions criteria. “Our goal is not to dismantle specialized high schools,” Banks said. The mayor-elect has said he wants more specialized high schools. New Department of Education head David Banks has said he plans to reform the entrance examinations for specialized high schools. Briefly a school safety agent himself, Banks said school staffers view the unarmed officers as welcome members of the school community.
De Blasio touts poverty decline – but leaves out dire pandemic figures
Mayor Bill de Blasio, in his final days in office, boasted Monday that the city’s poverty rate is at a historic low — while excluding the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic from his data. Mayor Bill de Blasio touted the fact that under his direction, the city’s poverty levels have decreased, but he forgot to include the pandemic figures. Christopher SadowskiMayor de Blasio admitted that the 2019 poverty rate “does not yet account for the impact of COVID and that’s real.” Kevin C. DownsThe Big Apple’s poverty rate dropped from 20.2 percent when de Blasio first took office to 17.9 percent in 2019. Matthew McDermottDe Blasio admitted that the 2019 poverty rate “does not yet account for the impact of COVID and that’s real,” but said he expects federal support to counter much of the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic. The Big Apple’s unemployment rate remains high at 8.4%, compared to half that in many other parts of the state.
Kentucky tornado leveled restaurant owned by same family for 75 years
A Kentucky restaurant leveled in last week’s deadly tornadoes had belonged to three generations of the same family for 75 years, the heartbroken owner said Monday. “My grandparents started it,” Suzanne Flint told CNN as she stood in front of the rubble that had for decades been Carr’s Barn in Mayfield, ground zero for the devastation caused by Friday’s twisters. Wayne and Suzanne Flint said they are overwhelmed by the suffering around them, including among members of their own staff. Once he and his wife got to visit where their restaurant had been, the area “was like a war zone,” he told Fox Weather. “I couldn’t believe it.”Carr’s Barn has been owned by the same family for 75 years.
Feds launch probe into deadly Amazon warehouse collapse
OSHA announced Monday it has opened an investigation into the deadly collapse of an Amazon warehouse in tornado-ravaged Edwardsville, Ill., that killed at least six employees. “OSHA has six months to complete its investigation, issue citations and propose monetary penalties if violations of workplace safety and or health regulations are found. The deadly warehouse collapse killed at least six Amazon employees. FacebookThe victims were Etheria S. Hebb, 34, a delivery driver from St. Louis; Deandre S. Morrow, 28, of St. Louis, Mo. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones, and everyone impacted by the tornado,” an Amazon representative said.
Elbridge Colby & The Strategy of Denial
This week, Ben sits down with author Elbridge Colby to discuss his new book, The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict. Elbridge examines the impact of trust and resources, in regards to protecting American power across the world, in light of China’s strengthening desire for global dominance. Follow Ben on Twitter: @bdomenech
Americans worry about soaring crime rate -- Democrats respond by standing up for criminals
Since the summer of 2020, mainstream Democrats in Congress have pushed to end cash bail and pretrial detention. Democrats in Congress haven’t passed a bill to end cash bail. A left wing group called "the Bail Project" then paid Williams bail. At the same time, liberal state and local politicians defend groups like the Bail Project, and even send them taxpayer dollars. Americans are worried about crime, and Democrats have responded by standing up for criminals.
Transportation Secy. Buttigieg highlights that Biden’s infrastructure law is ‘good politics’
"I believe that good policy is good politics," Buttigieg told Fox News. Public opinion polls indicate that the infrastructure law is popular with most Americans. The president made New Hampshire his first stop in showcasing the package on the day after he signed the bill into law. New Hampshire’s congressional delegation joined the president at the event last month, and teamed up with Buttigieg on Monday, where the transportation secretary highlighted a $25 million transportation grant to the city of Manchester. He told Fox News that the infrastructure law is "clearly not about the next election or politics.
Rachel Campos-Duffy: It's Biden's responsibility to 'get safety right'
Rachel Campos-Duffy, co-host of "Fox & Friends Weekend," criticized President Biden after he said in an interview with Jimmy Fallon that he doesn't look at his poll numbers. On "Outnumbered," Monday, Campos-Duffy said his response was "not funny" and questioned whose lives have actually improved since Biden took office. JOE CONCHA: ‘RED TSUNAMI’ COMING IN 2022 AS BIDEN APPROVAL RATING PLUMMETSRACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY: It's not funny. He went on to say later in that interview that his job was to make Americans' lives better. … If you can't get safety right, you can't get anything right.
Border crisis: Video shows line of migrants crossing Rio Grande
A group of migrants attempted to cross the Rio Grande River on Monday, underscoring the haphazard situation at the southern border. The group of at least a dozen migrants appeared to be held together by a rope while making their way to Eagle Pass, Texas. TEXAS MOTHER, DAUGHTER KILLED AS HUMAN SMUGGLER CRASHES INTO TEAM WHILE EVADING LAW ENFORCEMENT NEAR BORDERMonday's video came amid a surge in illegal encounters and concerns over whether Customs and Border Protection (CBP) could cope with the influx. One sector of the southern border had seen more than 100,000 illegal encounters since Oct. 1, which represented a 163% increase from the same time period in 2020. AZ MAYOR DECLARES EMERGENCY AFTER BORDER CHAOS: ‘HUMANITARIAN CRISIS’ COULD BE DEVELOPINGLast week, Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted: "130+ in 1 group.
San Francisco Chronicle spotlights Kamala Harris' office redecorating amid scandals: 'The room is warmer'
The San Francisco Chronicle spotlighted Vice President Kamala Harris' office redecorating project this weekend as she continues to battle with poor public perception. "The office where Harris hosted The Chronicle for a recent interview has been overhauled since photographs were released of it early this year showing sparse decoration and navy blue walls. The room is warmer, painted a light shade of blue, and the patterned couches have been swapped for a nearly white set. Harris is the first woman, woman of color, Black woman and first graduate of a historically Black university or college to be vice president," she continued. "I love people, and there’s so much that we are doing that is directly impacting and with the people in mind," Harris told the Chronicle.
Cawthorn slams Chasten Buttigieg for complaining about student loans
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., slammed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten Buttigieg, for complaining about the Biden administration restarting student loan payments. The freshman congressman tore into the transportation secretary’s spouse over the recent Instagram story that saw Buttigieg make headlines. "Chasten Buttigieg's personal responsibility seems to be lost in Pete Buttigieg's supply chain crisis," Cawthorn told Fox News in a Monday statement. "Chasten, your student loan payments restart after January 31, 2022," the notice read, according to a screenshot tweeted by Politico’s Michael Stratford. "A good reminder that the left’s ‘cancel student loan debt’ goal would overwhelmingly help financially comfortable people."
NatWest bank fined $351 million for failing to prevent money laundering
NatWest has been fined $350.9 million for failing to prevent the laundering of nearly $528 million, capping the first criminal money laundering case against a British bank. The fine would have been north of $396 million, but a deduction was made for the bank’s guilty plea, the judge said. NatWest is Britain’s biggest business bank and is still majority taxpayer-owned after a 59 billion pound-plus state bailout during the financial crisis. One of the bank’s relationship managers “lost his perspective,” a NatWest lawyer said. To which the answer is, they didn’t miss it,” John Kelsey-Fry, lawyer for NatWest, told the court.
Troubled Staten Island high school locked down over shooting threats: cops
A Staten Island high school that has been marred by recent violence briefly went into lockdown Monday morning amid threats of a shooting, law enforcement sources said. The threats targeting students at Susan E. Wagner High School were made in a Snapchat post and prompted the lockdown around 10:50 a.m., the sources said. Students at Wagner High School staged a walkout on Monday to protest recent violence at the school. A student at Wagner High School was stabbed by another student on October 22, 2021, while other student taped it. School officials said the threats were quickly deemed not credible and the shutdown was lifted about an hour later, sources said.
Federal Reserve chairman slammed for calling inflation 'transitory'
A top economist slammed the Federal Reserve on Sunday, saying chairman Jerome Powell’s decision to describe the wave of price increases as “transitory” was a terrible move. El-Erian said Sunday that the Fed can still address inflation head-on if they move quickly to “ease their foot off the accelerator” by gradually tightening monetary policy. Mohamed El-Erian has repeatedly said that the Fed is underestimating the inflationary risks in the US economy. “Look, it’s important to stop inflation being embedded into the system because two things happen when inflation gets embedded. According to the The Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food and other necessities have risen 6.8 percent in the last year.
Inside the abandoned sex dens Jeffrey Epstein shared with Ghislaine Maxwell
Photos discovered in a government raid show Ghislaine Maxwell planting a kiss on Jeffrey Epstein from an unknown period of time. Jeffrey Epstein’s Little St. James Island home. SplashNews.comEpstein purchased Little St. James, which spans over 70 acres, in 1998 for only $7.95 million at the time. RM / SplashNews.comBG Group Demolition crews tear down the Palm Beach home of late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 20, 2021. The Palm Beach Post-USA TODAY NEAerial views of Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach home before it was demolished.
New York Times editorial: Too many Americans still 'paralyzed' by coronavirus fears
The New York Times editorial board wrote Saturday that it didn't believe the coronavirus pandemic would be going away in the near future, and that Americans "paralyzed" with fear needed to learn to live with the reality of the virus in their lives. NEW YORK TIMES SAYS RUBIO'S QUESTIONS ON ‘WITHHOLDING’ INFORMATION ABOUT UYGHUR GENOCIDE ‘RECKLESS AND WRONG’"Nearly two years into the pandemic, it is clear that the coronavirus is not going to disappear anytime soon," the board wrote. "Too many Americans are still paralyzed with doubt and fear over each new uncertainty, as trust in government and other institutions to manage the virus ranges from shaky to nonexistent." WILL NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST RETURN PULITZER FOR MISLEADING RUSSIA COLLUSION STORIES? "Even as we remain vigilant against the coronavirus, we need not remain in a state of paralyzing hypervigilance.
Kellyanne Conway on 'Faulkner Focus': Independents have really turned against Joe Biden
Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway discussed President Biden's dwindling approval rating on crime, especially among suburban women and independents. BIDEN'S APPROVAL RATING ON CRIME TANKS AMID RISE IN SMASH-AND-GRAB ROBBERIESKELLYANNE CONWAY: [Democrats] don’t seem to understand the error of their ways. They are out of sync with what most Americans are saying about crime, drugs, 100,000 overdose deaths, fentanyl pouring over the border, and they’re out of touch with the way people are just looking at basic public safety. That’s not because of COVID, that’s because of the schools, and it’s because of public safety. Women particularly.
Murdaugh blames some problems on opiate addiction as judge sets bond at $7 million
Murdaugh described to the judge his frame of mind leading up to the events of that day. The Murdaugh family also faces lawsuits surrounding a 2019 boat crash in which Paul Murdaugh was charged with boating under the influence causing death. The lawyers for both Murdaugh and Satterfield’s family said Murdaugh had agreed to a $4.3 million judgment in the case, subject to the approval of court-appointed receivers who now control his assets. Lee’s bond order surpassed amounts recommended by prosecutors, who had recommended the judge either set bond at the $6.2 million Murdaugh was accused of stealing or a lesser figure of $4.7 million – about $100,000 for each count. Defense attorneys had asked the judge to set bond at a maximum of $200,000 and indicated they would ask Lee to reconsider her Monday decision.
Biden to travel to Kentucky to survey damage from extreme weather
President Biden will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to survey the damage following tornadoes and unseasonal extreme weather across the Midwest that left dozens dead. The White House said the president will travel to Ft. Campbell, Ky. for a storm briefing Wednesday, and to Mayfield and Dawson Springs, Ky. to survey storm damage. Over the weekend, Biden approved an emergency declaration providing federal funds to Kentucky, and said he would deploy federal resources to the storm ravaged areas. Approximately 300 National Guard members went house to house, checking on residents and helping to remove debris. And Mayfield Mayor Kathy Stewart O’Nan warned Monday in an appearance on NBC’s "Today" that the town could be without heat, water and electricity for a "long time" as authorities continue to survey tornado damage from Friday.
FBI issues warning against Christmas scams
The FBI recently issued a press release detailing ways that consumers can stay safe from seasonal shopping scams. Two of the most common scams are non-delivery scams and non-payment scams. In the second situation, the seller ships out the item, but the buyer never sends the payment (or provides a fraudulent payment). Those options allow scammers to quickly receive their funds, and usually in a way that’s impossible to refund the victim. As is the case with previous payment options, it’s very difficult (or impossible) to return funds to a victim through a gift card.
Suspected Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley probable cause conference adjourned
Michigan school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley appeared in court Monday afternoon for a probable cause conference that was adjourned until Jan. 7. ALLEGED MICHIGAN SCHOOL SHOOTER CONVINCED OFFICIALS VIOLENT DRAWINGS WERE HARMLESS PURSUITBoth parents also pleaded not guilty at their arraignment last week. MICHIGAN SCHOOL SHOOTING: ETHAN CRUMBLEY'S MOTHER TEXTED HIM ‘DON’T DO IT,' PROSECUTORS SAY"At no time did counselors believe the student might harm others based on his behavior, responses and demeanor, which appeared calm. The school district denied the district attorney's request to conduct an independent investigation into the matter. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said on NBC’s "Today" show last week that she has not ruled out charging school officials in the case.
Biden to tour Kentucky tornado damage: White House
President Biden announced Monday that he will go to Kentucky to survey the aftermath of devastating tornadoes that left dozens dead and thousands without electricity and other utilities. The White House press office said Biden will visit the Army installation at Fort Campbell, Ky., for a briefing on the storm before visiting Mayfield and Dawson Springs to inspect the damage. REUTERS/Adrees LatifSo far the death toll for the tornadoes sits at 64 will over one hundred people are still missing. REUTERS/Adrees LatifAttorney Bo Neeley (Right) and his son Carson Neeley (Left) salvage what they can from their law office after a tornado on December 10, 2021. The precise death toll is unknown due to widespread wreckage in residential and manufacturing areas of the region.
Snatch-and-grab crooks swipe $1M in watches from Chicago Lamborghini dealer
Shocking surveillance footage captures armed smash-and-grab crooks swiping at least $1 million in watches from a Chicago Lamborghini dealership — a crime which the owner angrily blamed on Democratic bail reforms. Chicago police are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery at the Gold Coast Exotic Motors dealership, which lost at least $1 million in watches. “We’re here to run a legitimate business, not be a Western shootout,” co-owner Joe Perillo told ABC 7. “He was smart enough not to raise the gun, because my people had guns,” he told Fox 32 of the crook who was armed. They lost Macy’s, they’re losing Neiman Marcus — they may lose this store,” Perillo warned of his dealership that also sells other high-end cars like Bentleys.
Trump aide Navarro refuses to comply with House subpoena in COVID probe
Former White House economic adviser Peter Navarro is refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by a House select subcommittee investigating the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, citing former President Donald Trump’s claim of executive privilege. “Your blanket refusal to comply with the subpoena in its entirety is improper. Courts have clearly held that White House advisers, such as yourself, cannot avoid compelled congressional process,” said Clyburn, who called the records and information Navarro has “critical” to the House investigation. Peter Navarro has also been subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. “We have asked that question for more than a year and requested that the House majority hold hearings to investigate the origins of COVID.
Alex Murdaugh says he’s ‘embarassed’ at attempt to stage his own shooting death
Disgraced South Carolina legal scion Alex Murdaugh, who is facing criminal charges for trying to stage his own shooting death and dozens of financial crimes, spoke out for the first time during a bond hearing Monday and said he’s “embarrassed” about his actions. I’m not in that place now,” Murdaugh, 53, told State Grand Jury Presiding Judge Allison Renee Lee, the Daily Beast reported. During the hearing, Lee set a $7 million surety bond that requires Murdaugh to remain under house arrest with GPS monitoring, Live 5 News reported. Alex Richard Murdaugh had broken his silence and said he felt “embarrassed” over his plan to have himself killed. Alex Murdaugh awaits the beginning of his bond hearing in the Richland Judicial Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
Thousands of migrants traveling through Mexico clash with police
Thousands of migrants clashed with Mexican police Sunday as they approached Mexico City on their northward trek through the Central American country. The migrants had been walking along the highway connecting Mexico City with Puebla before they were stopped. A migrant holds a shield as members of the migrant caravan clash with police, who are preventing them from passing on the Mexico-Puebla highway on December 12, 2021. Members of the migrant caravan carry a fellow migrant who was injured when a crowd pushed against the police. As the migrants continue their trek north, the Biden administration has reimplemented the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy after several failed attempts to end it.
Ghislaine Maxwell trial: defense could call more witness's than prosecution
Later that day, defense lawyers for Maxwell, 59, sent prosecutors a lengthy witness list in alphabetical order with no additional information. The trial resumes on Thursday when the defense is slated to begin presenting their case. "We have informed the government that we are still trying to make travel arrangements for defense witnesses, many of whom are coming from locations out of the district and aboard," wrote Sternheim. Defense lawyer Timothy Parlatore, who is not involved in the case, said it was unlikely Maxwell's lawyers will actually call so many witnesses. "They may be trying to drive the prosecution nuts by sending them down a bunch of rabbit holes," he speculated.
Eyewitness to deadly Kentucky tornado discusses state of community: 'We lost our history'
Eyewitness to the tragic Kentucky storms, Ryan Mitchum, explained how his community lost its history after four tornadoes plowed through the state, and several others, over the weekend. Mitchum mentioned his friend's grandmother, who had lost her home in the tragic storms, also lost everything years ago in a house fire. "As a kid, I remember her house burning down, so this is the second time she's lost everything," Mitchum stated. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I really think we're going to rebuild from this," Mitchum stated. Our town's strong and what it looks like now, hopefully sooner than later, we're going to have it back and going strong.
Israeli prime minister marks first official visit to United Arab Emirates
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met United Emirates Crown Prince Sheikh Mouhamad bin Zayad, marking the first official visit of an Israeli leader to the Gulf country. "The focus of the visit was to create a strong bond and the leaders managed to do that," an Israeli official in the delegation told Fox News. While the official readouts of meetings between the Israeli and Emirate leadership focus on economic and trade developments, the conversations come amid a backdrop of significant regional tension over Iran. European and American officials continue conversations with Iran in Vienna, though finding a solution is looking less likely, according to reports. U.S. ally Israel continues to protest the attempts to negotiate with Iran and maintains it will act unilaterally against the Islamic Republic.
Progressive Army vet, congressional candidate stripped in anti-war burlesque show
A progressive New York City Democrat looking to represent Staten Island in Congress advertises an anti-war platform on her campaign website, but that message was made perfectly clear when she nearly bared all in an anti-war burlesque show in Brooklyn. Brittany Ramos DeBarros went to college on an Army scholarship and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. According to the bio on her congressional campaign site, that experience profoundly changed the way she viewed the military. They showed DeBarros take the stage in a full Army uniform, which she removed to reveal a skimpy outfit emblazoned with an American flag design. Later, accompanied on stage by several women, she removed her top and danced as she and the others wore pasties.
Bill Ackman slams US government for understating ‘raging’ inflation
Hedge-fund billionaire Bill Ackman slammed the US government for lowballing inflation, noting that its estimates have drastically understated the surging costs of housing nationwide. “Housing inflation is unlikely to abate based on supply and demand trends,” Ackman posted in a Friday evening tweetstorm. Ackman suggests the OER estimate — which estimates the cost of housing is up roughly 3.5 percent year over year — is woefully understated. Ackman said this group estimates housing is up 17 percent year-over-year. With this more accurate measure of prices and inflation, Ackman said the core CPI (CPI minus food and energy costs) would have increased 9 percent in November rather than 4.9 percent.
Meadows wrote National Guard would ‘protect pro-Trump people’ on Jan. 6: report
Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said in an email the day before the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol that the National Guard would ?be on the scene to “protect pro Trump people,” according to a report released late Sunday by the House select committee investigating the events of that day. If the report is approved, as expected, the full House is expected to vote on referring Meadows to the Justice Department for potential prosecution as soon as Tuesday. The 51-page report details ?questions the committee would have asked Meadows had he appeared for a scheduled deposition last week. J. Scott Applewhite/APThe report goes on to describe a message Meadows received from a person described only as a “former White House employee” who said: “You guys have to say something. “You guys have to say something,” a former White House employee reportedly pleaded to Mark Meadows about the riot.
Ethan Crumbley, accused Michigan school shooter, returning to court
Accused Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley will be back in court on Monday on charges he killed four kids and injured seven other people. Crumbley, 15, is facing four counts of first-degree murder, one count of terrorism and seven counts of assault with intent to kill. Emily Elconin/Getty ImagesAlleged Michigan high school shooter Ethan Crumbley attends his arraignment via video link. Oakland County Sheriff's OfficeMichigan school officials might also see charges for ignoring red flags ahead of the deadly mass shooting, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald warned. Lawyers for a Michigan high school student injured in the shooting have accused the district of destroying relevant case evidence, according to recent court filings.
Chris Wallace Leaving FOX News For CNN
Howie Kurtz on Chris Wallace leaving FOX News, AP journalists being spied on and California Governor Gavin Newsom calling for gun legislation modeled after Texas abortion law. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Chicago car dealership owner blasts Lori Lightfoot after brazen daytime robbery: We're at a 'boiling point'
While Chicago Mayor Lori Lig ht foot presides over a crime surge in Chicago, the owner of an exotic car dealership in the city told "Fox & Friends" Monday he's had "enough" after smash-and-grab thieves struck his business in a brazen daytime robbery. Two men reportedly entered the dealership, which boasts a showroom of Lamborghinis and Bentleys, around noon on Saturday. BRAZEN SMASH-AND-GRAB SUSPECTS LOOT CHICAGO EXOTIC STORE, STEAL MILLIONS IN IN MERCHANDISEPerillo explained to host Brian Kilmeade he was "enraged" about what happened to his shop. I never realized that it has gotten to such a boiling point and no one stepping out to say anything about it." Chaining high-end bags, these purses seem to be something that is attracting a lot of attention on these organized retail theft units," Lightfoot said last week.
Meadows attorney tells Jan. 6 Committee contempt charge would be ‘manifestly unjust'
The attorney for former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in a Monday letter asked the House Jan. 6 Committee not to refer the former Trump adviser to the Department of Justice for contempt of Congress, arguing doing so "would be contrary to law, manifestly unjust, unwise, and unfair." Meadows was previously cooperating with the committee's investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters. The committee is expected recommend this week that the House refer him to the Department of Justice for contempt of Congress. The Jan. 6 Committee, however, is aggressively asserting what it says are its constitutional powers of oversight and investigation. The committee already referred former Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark to the Justice Department for contempt of Congress.
‘Succession’ Season 3 Ending Explained: Who Betrayed Kendall, Roman, and Shiv?
The Succession Season 3 finale had been hyped for a while as being “upsetting” and “shocking” (by none other than Gerri herself, J. Smith-Cameron). Here’s the Succession Season 3 finale ending explained…SUCCESSION SEASON 3 ENDING EXPLAINED: WHO DIED? But Kendall’s attempt on his own life does spark a truly emotional conversation later in Succession Season 3 Episode 9. Basically everyone betrayed Kendall, Roman and Shiv this week, from their mom (Harriet Walter) to good old Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun). HBO has already ordered a Succession Season 4 and it will be interesting to see what that season looks like.
Teachers fighting for cash in ‘Squid Game’-style competition goes viral
“After the first period local teachers will participate in the first-ever Dash For Cash. $5,000 is up for grabs for teachers to use in their classrooms,” Todd tweeted on Friday. The teacher pay gap is widening, says the National Education Association, the largest teacher’s unions in the country. In 2020, the Economic Policy Institute found in 2020 that the average classroom teacher’s salary is between 2% and 33% less than other comparably college-educated professionals. On Sunday, Illinois-based activist Anthony V. Clark echoed this disparity to his 55 million followers in response to Todd’s video.
NYT columnist roasted after questioning how much inflation affects low-income American families
"Low-income homes spend cash quicker and have less cash to burn through, while higher-income households spend but still have room to save. American war veteran and talk-show radio host Bryan Suits also mocked Krugman, knocking him by writing a headline over his remarks. Low income households CONSUME a far greater proportion of their income than high income households," Vembu wrote on Twitter. Just last week, the Labor Department released data indicating consumer prices spiked 6.8% in November, reach a 39-year-high. This has many Republicans and other critics concerned over the price tag's potential impact on already sky-high consumer prices across the board.
12 major Dem controlled cities break homicide records following historically bloody 2020
Twelve major cities across the nation broke annual homicide records this year, following 2020’s already historically bloody year. Rochester broke its 30-year-old homicide record on Nov. 11 with 71 homicides. New York City has recorded 443 as of Dec. 5 and Los Angeles 352 as of Nov. 27. The City of Brotherly Love previously had a homicide record of 500, which was set in 1990. "America’s most beautiful cities are indeed being ruined by liberal policies," Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw said on "Fox & Friends" last week of cities experiencing crime surges.
FEMA chief calls deadly tornadoes ‘new normal’ due to climate change
The twisters tore through parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee Friday night into Saturday morning. In an interview with Jake Tapper, FEMA head Deanne Criswell said that storms like the one in Kentucky are the new normal due to climate change. Scott Olson/Getty ImagesElsewhere, at least 14 people were killed by the storms in Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri. “You know, there’s going to be a lot to learn from this event and the events that we saw through the summer. We’re seeing more intense storms, severe weather, whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires.
Victims from Amazon warehouse collapse identified
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Authorities believe all employees of an Amazon distribution warehouse have been accounted for after an EF-3 tornado significantly damaged the facility killing six people and leaving a trail of destruction behind. The tornado struck the facility outside of St. Louis, Missouri, after 8:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, causing support structures of the warehouse to collapse inward. An Amazon spokesperson said workers in the facility received the tornado warning and team members worked to get everyone to the designated shelter area. Nearly 200 employed at Edwardsville, Illinois Amazon facilityAmazon opened the facility in Edwardsville, Illinois back in 2020. Amazon employs around 1.3 million workers and says it operates more than 175 fulfillment centers worldwide.
LA Times flamed for advocating closure of California nuclear power plant, citing climate change fight
Critics flamed the Los Angeles Times editorial board over the weekend for arguing that California's last remaining nuclear power plant needed to be closed in the name of doing even more to fight climate change. "It’s our planet at stake, and California’s leaders must ensure the sunset of nuclear power is not followed by a damaging rise in greenhouse gases," it added. Critics took to social media to blast the board, with some arguing that being against nuclear power meant they weren't serious about fighting climate change, and others suggesting that it was denying science to argue against the use of nuclear power to fight climate change. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, argued that there wasn't actually a better way to fight climate change as the board suggested. LIBERALS USE DEADLY TORNADOS TO ATTACK REPUBLICANS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Newt Gingrich: Democrats trying to 'pay off their allies' before 2022 midterm 'catastrophe'
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich reacted Monday to the Democrats' scramble to pass Build Back Better amid rising inflation. CONGRESSIONAL DEMS ROILED BY DIVISION ON ISSUES FROM MASSIVE SPENDING BILLS TO VACCINE MANDATESNEWT GINGRICH: If you're Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer you’re already discounting next year and assuming you’re gonna get wiped out, so you’re trying to drive through everything to pay off your allies before the catastrophe hits. And I think it’s a little bit like people trying to build a house on a beach while a tsunami’s coming, and they’re trying desperately to finish the house and this wave gets bigger every week. I’m amazed by it, and it will be very interesting to see if Joe Manchin caves because what you’re seeing is a network of political power in Washington against the entire rest of the country. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW
Pennsylvania teens allegedly 'planning' school shooting caught after raising red flag
Two Pennsylvania teens arrested last week are being charged as adults after authorities say the pair were allegedly "in the planning stages of a school shooting." OXFORD SCHOOL OFFICIALS ACCUSED OF DESTROYING SCHOOL SHOOTING EVIDENCE, JUDGE ORDERS THEM TO PRESERVE ITThe 16-year-old had allegedly allowed the 17-year-old, a former student who was barred from the school by a court order, into the school building, the Meadville Tribune reported. While authorities alleged the teens were in the planning phase of a school shooting, no motive was immediately given, the report said. The 17-year-old faces charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, both first-degree felonies. Since the shooting in Michigan, students in New Jersey and South Carolina have been arrested after allegedly making threats against their schools.
Rivian R1T pickup named Truck of the Year by MotorTrend
The magazine has picked the Rivian R1T pickup as its Truck of the Year following November's announcement that the Lucid Air is its Car of the Year. Each marks the first time a startup's first vehicle has received the awards , which is often featured in manufacturer advertising. MotorTrend called the R1T "a monumental achievement and astonishes with a quality of design, engineering, materials, and technology unmatched in trucks today, while providing a driving experience like that of a high-performance luxury car." FOX NEWS CAR REVIEWS: 2021 RIVIAN R1TThe midsize pickup is available with a four-motor drive system rated at 800 hp, an computer-controlled air-suspension system and a maximum tow rating of 11,000 pounds. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe R1T is also a finalist for the North American Truck of the Year award, which will be announced in January.
Florida lottery winning numbers for Sunday, Dec. 12
These Florida lotteries were drawn Sunday:Cash4Life01-05-13-37-38, Cash Ball: 2(one, five, thirteen, thirty-seven, thirty-eight; Cash Ball: two)FLORIDA DEMS FACE UPHILL BATTLE IN 2022 AS GOP VOTING NUMBERS GROWFantasy 504-05-09-21-28(four, five, nine, twenty-one, twenty-eight)Mega MillionsEstimated jackpot: $148 millionPick 2 Evening1-2, Fireball: 7(one, two; Fireball: seven)Pick 2 Midday9-5, Fireball: 7(nine, five; Fireball: seven)Pick 3 Evening3-6-1, Fireball: 7(three, six, one; Fireball: seven)Pick 3 MiddaySEN. RUBIO ANOUNCES BILL TO WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM CITIES THAT ALLOW NONCITIZENS TO VOTE8-9-2, Fireball: 7(eight, nine, two; Fireball: seven)Pick 4 Evening8-8-1-6, Fireball: 7(eight, eight, one, six; Fireball: seven)Pick 4 Midday4-7-0-7, Fireball: 7(four, seven, zero, seven; Fireball: seven)Pick 5 Evening8-3-4-5-3, Fireball: 7(eight, three, four, five, three; Fireball: seven)Pick 5 Midday8-8-1-9-2, Fireball: 7(eight, eight, one, nine, two; Fireball: seven)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPowerballEstimated jackpot: $320 million
New Jersey lottery winning numbers for Sunday, Dec. 12
These New Jersey lotteries were drawn Sunday:Cash4Life01-05-13-37-38, Cash Ball: 2(one, five, thirteen, thirty-seven, thirty-eight; Cash Ball: two)PowerballFRANK SINATRA TO BE HONORED ON BIRTHDAY WITH BRONZE STATUE IN HOBOKEN’S SINATRA PARKEstimated jackpot: $320 millionPick 39-6-7, Fireball: 6(nine, six, seven; Fireball: six)Pick 49-8-1-7, Fireball: 6(nine, eight, one, seven; Fireball: six)Cash 502-08-09-19-23, Xtra: 3(two, eight, nine, nineteen, twenty-three; Xtra: three)Estimated jackpot: $128,000NEW JERSEY REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS DEFY COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATEMidday Pick 39-4-6, Fireball: 9(nine, four, six; Fireball: nine)Midday Pick 47-9-6-2, Fireball: 9(seven, nine, six, two; Fireball: nine)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMega MillionsEstimated jackpot: $148 million
Joe Concha: 'Red tsunami' coming in 2022 as Biden approval rating plummets
Fox News contributor Joe Concha predicted there will be a "red tsunami" during the 2022 midterm elections as President Biden's approval nosedives to new lows among various topics. Concha joined "Fox & Friends First" on Monday, arguing the Biden White House does not want to "answer the tough questions" and American voices "will be heard" during the elections next year as a result. We're at a time [when] homicides are skyrocketing in cities from Philadelphia to Chicago to Austin to Los Angeles, and dozens in between. Nor she, as a former district attorney and attorney general in California, can be bothered to address crime in any way, shape or form. This is an administration who believes they could ignore a problem or lie about it, and it will eventually go away.
Michigan school shooting suspect is due in court
A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire at his Michigan high school, killing four students and wounding seven other people, was due in court Monday for a procedural hearing. Ethan Crumbley is charged as an adult with murder, terrorism and other counts for the Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School, about 30 miles north of Detroit. Crumbley's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, are accused of failing to intervene on the day of the tragedy and are charged with involuntary manslaughter and were arrested. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe school district's superintendent has said the Crumbleys "flatly refused" to take their son home. The gun used in the shooting also was bought days before by James Crumbley and their son had full access to it, prosecutors said.
Texas dads arrested after getting vocal at school board meetings say superintendent aims to 'silence' them
Two Texas fathers who got arrested for allegedly disturbing meetings of the Round Rock Independent School District school board told Fox News they ultimately blame the school board and Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez for the arrests. School board respondsAmy Weir, president of the Round Rock ISD school board, told Fox News that "there has never been an attempt to silence Mr. Despite their concerns and those of two members of the school board, the five other school board members voted to hire Azaiez rather than wait to investigate him. In the Sept. 14 school board meeting, two members of the school board – Weston and Bone – claimed the school district violated the Texas Open Meetings Act by severely restricting available seating. ARIZONA AG URGES DOJ TO INVESTIGATE SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT WHO KEPT ‘DOSSIER’ OF PARENTSBoth fathers were released the following morning and the sheriff's office did not detain them before or after any subsequent school board meetings.
This swing district House race may be one of the most expensive in 2022, GOP candidate says
But few races may be as hotly contested – or expensive – as the open seat in Texas' 15th Congressional District. GOP candidate Monica De La Cruz, who nearly upset Gonzalez in 2020, is running again in a cycle that's expected to be even more favorable for Republicans. De La Cruz was part of the first round of non-incumbent endorsements from the GOP PAC Winning for Women (WFW). Besides the Garza challenge, De La Cruz faces some other headwinds as she seeks to improve on her 2020 election performance. De la Cruz said in a tweet last month her divorce was related to "mental health issues in our family" and asked for privacy.
Minneapolis crime spills into neighboring towns, 'under attack' by 'mobile' criminals: Mayor
Crime is spilling into Minneapolis’ suburbs, putting the neighborhoods "under attack from mobile criminals," one local mayor said. Hovland said he will meet with mayors, city managers and police chiefs of neighboring towns to discuss how to combat the recent increase in crimes. On the offensive side, as mentioned above, we are working day and night to apprehend these criminals and thwart future criminal activity. Minneapolis also saw widespread riots and protests in the summer of 2020 following the death of George Floyd in the city. Calls to defund the police rang out in Minneapolis following Floyd's death, sparking the city to strip millions from the police department.
New York City Council approves measure to allow nearly 800,000 non-citizens to vote in local elections
The New York City Council on Thursday approved a measure to allow the nearly 800,000 legal non-citizens in the metropolis to vote in municipal elections. The measure, which would affect green card holders and those with work authorizations, doesn’t include state or federal elections and people in the country illegally would not be allowed to vote, according to FOX 5 in New York City. The city would be the largest to allow non-citizens to vote. The New York State Republican Party last week vowed it would take legal action if necessary to stop the measure. NY REPUBLICANS VOW TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION IF DE BLASIO SIGNS BILL ALLOWING NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE"We pledge action, legal or otherwise, any means necessary to stop this dangerous legislation from undermining our elections," party chairman Nick Langworthy said.
US businesses to face billions more in costs next year due to flooding
Businesses across the US may face a collective $13.5 billion in costs next year associated with flood damage as climate change exacerbates the severity of storms and rising sea levels cause flooding even in mainland cities, according to a new study. Some 730,000 stores, offices and residential buildings could be hit by flood damage next year, according to First Street Foundation, a nonprofit research and technology group that focuses on climate risk. APA person works to clean up damage in a flooded store after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida in the Bronx. That’s expected to grow almost 30 percent to 4 million days a year by 2051, according to the study. The stadium for the Somerset Patriots Double-A baseball team is partially flooded by overflow from the Raritan River after Hurricane Ida.
Biden's inaction on Ukraine making world more dangerous
Over the last year, our adversaries around the world have watched the Biden-Harris administration stumble from one blunder to the next. Should Ukraine fall to Russian control, what’s to stop Putin from making incursions into Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia or Georgia? Capitulation to the now-complete NordStream II pipeline has already given Russia a firm grasp over European energy supplies. Instead of fly-swatters, the Biden-Harris administration must send Ukraine bear traps in the form of lethal military assistance. Now is not the time for the Biden-Harris administration to flinch in the face of Putin’s ambitions.
Pressley, 'Squad' Dems pressure Pelosi to strip Boebert committee assignments over Omar comments
A group of Democrats led by Rep. Ayanna Pressley Wednesday ratcheted up the pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to strip Rep. Lauren Boebert of her committee assignments after offensive comments Boebert made about Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Pelosi Wednesday slammed Republicans for not punishing Boebert on their own and said it's up to them to publish Boebert, not Democrats. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., also joined Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, and other "Squad" members on stage. Her presence was notable after serious disagreements those members had before with Wasserman Schultz, who is a staunch defender of Israel. "Not on my watch," Wasserman Schultz said.
House Democrat's doomsday prediction on party divide: 'If we don't hang together, we ... will hang separately'
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., made a gloom prediction for the Democratic Party's electoral future Monday as he implored the moderates and progressives within the party to come together and bridge the stark divide between them. WILL THE DEMOCRATS' DIVIDE BE THEIR DOWNFALL? "Somebody has to explain how a ten percentage election margin of Joe Biden one year ago evaporated last Tuesday here in Virginia," Connolly told former Democratic Missouri Senator turned MSNBC analyst Claire McCaskill. And we've got to understand the old adage: If we don’t hang together, we most assuredly will hang separately," he said. And it's one that if it's replicated nationwide would spell enormous trouble for us in the midterms.
Letting noncitizens vote 'suffocates liberty' by making governments larger, Andrew McCarthy says
Allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections "suffocates liberty" by making governments larger and more powerful, National Review Institute senior fellow Andrew McCarthy told Fox News Digital. The New York City council on Thursday passed a measure allowing some 800,000 noncitizen residents the right to vote in local elections. "Immigrants in New York City own over half of the local businesses and contribute over $190 billion dollars to the citywide GDP." New York City-based noncitizens will be eligible to register to vote by December 2022 and cast ballots by January 2023. Undocumented immigrants will not be allowed to vote, as is the case for all noncitizen voting legislation that exists in the U.S. today.
China-WTO experiment failed – pro-American capitalism is the way forward
Twenty years ago, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). For many of our nation’s economic elites, this symbolized the dawn of a utopian era of peace, prosperity and openness. But to regain American strength and standing in the world, we must recognize why that consensus was – and still is – deeply flawed. Forging a path toward a pro-American capitalism that protects our nation’s interests and serves the common good will not be easy. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut charting a new way forward is the only way forward.
Arizona sergeant warns plan to fire unvaccinated corrections officers could result in another Waukesha attack
One Arizona sergeant is sounding the alarm on a coronavirus vaccine requirement for all county employees who work with vulnerable populations, which includes corrections officers. ARIZONA COUNTY COULD 'REDUCE' JAIL POPULATION IF MORE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS DON'T GET VACCINATED"Our current staffing situation is terrible. And as of right now, I believe we're sitting at approximately 365 corrections officers available," Dominguez said. Chris Nanos, the sheriff of Pima County told Fox News that the county is prepared to handle the termination of correction officers. "The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is well prepared to handle the dismissal of 158 correctional officers if the need arise.
Congressional Dems roiled by division on issues from massive spending bills to vaccine mandates
But just a few days later, two Senate Democrats, Jon Tester of Montana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, supported a resolution that would invalidate Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses. Democrats' biggest agenda items – their massive reconciliation spending bill and the infrastructure bill – are where these divisions are exposed the most. But progressives demanded that the bill be held up until the Senate passed a social spending reconciliation bill up to their standards. Moderates countered that the infrastructure bill should be swiftly ushered to President Biden's desk. Progressives said they didn't trust the moderates to act in good faith once the infrastructure bill was law.
Will huge spending Build Back Biden? Not a chance
They are also worried that Biden’s Build Back Better bill will only make matters worse, despite Biden’s non-credible assertions to the contrary. Some in the White House treated the issue as frivolous. Unhappily, the ideologues running the White House will not consider suspending the Jones Act or confronting unionized longshoremen to improve the efficiency of our ports. Instead, Biden and his Democrat colleagues will plow forward with Build Back Better. The reality is that the giant push toward a socialist society will not buy love, or Build Back Biden.
Kentucky candle factory owner talks FEMA rescue mission after tornado leaves at least 8 workers dead
Here's what you need to know as you start your day …Kentucky candle factory owner speaks out on FEMA rescue mission after devastating tornadoes"Sunday Night in America" spoke with Mayfield candle factory owner Troy Propes, whose factory was destroyed after deadly tornadoes hit the U.S. and pushed through approximately six states. Fox News host Trey Gowdy spoke with one factory owner about the conditions on the ground. It was reported that the candle factory was operating "24/7" to meet demands for the Christmas holiday before the tornado struck the area. On Sunday, the candle company said at least eight people were confirmed dead and eight remained missing, according to the Associated Press. In other developments- Spokesman: 8 factory workers dead, 8 missing from tornado- Indiana woman finds Kentucky family photo that traveled over 150 miles from where tornado hit- Kentucky tornado death toll climbs to over 80, including children, Gov.
Colorado governor declares COVID-19 emergency ‘over’ despite omicron
“Everybody had more than enough opportunity to get vaccinated,” Polis told Colorado Public Radio on Friday. “You know, public health [officials] don’t get to tell people what to wear; that’s just not their job. But that’s not something that you require; you don’t tell people what to wear. You don’t tell people to wear a jacket when they go out in winter and force them to [wear it]. “If you haven’t been vaccinated, that’s your choice.
Putin recalls time he worked as taxi driver in film about fall of Soviet Union
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a candid interview for a film that delves into the fall of the Soviet Union and opened up about a time in his life when he was far from occupying the highest seat in the Kremlin. Recent History," said at the time of the collapse, he had to make ends meet, so he occasionally drove a taxi, the Guardian reported. The paper pointed out that Putin once called the Soviet Union’s collapse the "greatest geopolitical disaster of the 20th Century." Putin has been accused by critics of being obsessed with reestablishing the old Soviet Union. Putin’s defenders take the Russian president at his word when he says the separatists fighting in Donbass are not tried to Moscow.
Kanye West publicist pressed Georgia election worker to confess to bogus fraud charges
It notes that in September 2018, she "was secured as publicist to Kanye West" and "now serves as West’s Director of Operations." Like Freeman, Kutti and the other visitor were Black. Kutti told the neighbor that Freeman was in danger and that she’d been sent to provide assistance. According to Freeman, Kutti told her that she was going to put a man named "Harrison Ford" on speakerphone. TRUMP FILES LATEST LAWSUIT IN GEORGIA CHALLENGING ELECTION RESULTReuters could not independently confirm whether Kutti still works for West, or in what capacity.
Some NYC sanitation workers see salaries approach $300,000 due to staffing issues
About 100 New York City garbage collectors and their bosses pulled in salaries of about $300,000 due to a windfall from overtime, a report published Sunday said. The New York Post, citing a department representative, reported that the blowout salaries were due to excessive overtime hours because of staffing issues throughout the year. The paper identified Christopher Tamas, a supervisor in the Bronx who was hired in 2000, as the overtime "king." TEEN COUPLE MISSING AFTER TAKING TRAIN INTO NYCLike other city organizations, the agency has a vaccine mandate in place that has compounded staffing issues. The city’s Correction Officers Benevolent Association last week sued Mayor Bill de Blasio over his "draconian" vaccine mandate, and complained about the long hours workers are expected to clock due to staffing shortages.
Blinken says Russia will face 'massive consequences' if they invade Ukraine
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday warned that there will be "massive consequences" if Russia invades Ukraine or continues to show aggression on their border. "And we’ve made clear as well that there would be massive consequences if Russia commits renewed acts of aggression against Ukraine?." BLINKEN ATTENDS G7 MEETING IN UNITED FRONT AGAINST ‘HOSTILE ACTORS’ AMID CONCERNS OF RUSSIA, UKRAINE TUSSLE"I think what people need to understand is that Ukraine is important, and we are resolute in our commitment to its sovereignty, its territorial integrity," Blinken said. Todd followed up by pressing Blinken on why "Russia amassing troops and terrorizing Ukraine" didn't trigger a response from the United States to "punish" Russia. U.S. officials maintain that Putin has not made a decision whether he will invade Ukraine, but the U.S. has warned against "high impact" economic consequences should he negate Ukraine’s sovereignty.
Sen. Klobuchar pivots to honor Bob Dole when Jake Tapper asks if mask-less Ted Cruz endangered her
The anchor pulled up a clip that showed a masked Klobuchar sitting next to a mask-less Cruz during the funeral service of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, who died last week at the age of 98. "I think people should wear masks especially when they're in settings when they're supposed to," Klobuchar replied. After noting that Cruz has been vaccinated, Klobuchar then attempted to pivot the conversation to Dole. "We were there to honor Bob Dole and his memory. Bob Dole was all about consensus, bringing people together.
Democrats’ Hispanic voter problem and other commentary
Liberal: Democrats’ Hispanic Voter Problem“The Democrats are steadily losing ground with Hispanic voters,” observes Ruy Teixeira at Liberal Patriot. “It’s not as bad as you think, it’s worse”: “In the most recent Wall Street Journal poll, Hispanic voters were split evenly between Democrats and Republicans in the 2022 generic congressional ballot. And in a 2024 hypothetical rematch between [Donald] Trump and [Joe] Biden, these voters favored Biden by only a single point. This is among a voter group that favored Biden over Trump in 2020 by 26 points.” Why? Right now, that’s not the Democrats.
Gowdy: Biden should 'switch parties' to see what 'nonstop negative press' really looks like
"Sunday Night in America" host Trey Gowdy told President Biden to "switch parties" and experience what "nonstop negative press looks like" if he's unsatisfied with the current media coverage of his administration. WHY TARGETING TRUMP BY GOING EASY ON BIDEN IS INSANE FOR JOURNALISTS: KURTZ"Democrats complaining about media coverage? "Apparently, they believe that mainstream media is too critical when it comes to reporting on Joe Biden," Gowdy added, emphasizing the brazenness of their request. "I guess you could write a story where the headline was ‘murder cases soar all across the United States but Joe Biden is not a suspect in any of them,’ Gowdy said. "I guess you could write a headline that says ‘supply chain issues resolved in time for Christmas of 2024.’"If Joe Biden Kamala Harris really want to know what nonstop negative press works like," he said, "just switch parties."
Satellite images, expert suggest Iranian space launch coming
Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images. The U.S. military, which tracks space launches, did not respond to requests for comment. Iran's civilian space program has seen a series of setbacks and fatal explosions plague it in recent years. Meanwhile, the Guard in April 2020 revealed its own secret space program by successfully launching a satellite into orbit. Lewis said he expects to see the space program accelerate given Raisi's interest.
FEMA administrator blames climate change for deadly tornado outbreak
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell laid blame on climate change for the deadly tornado outbreak over the weekend, claiming such disasters will be the "new normal" from now on. "The effects we are seeing of climate change are the crisis of our generation," Criswell said. FEMA IN ‘LIFE-SAVING, SUSTAINING’ MODE COMBING FOR SURVIVORS IN TORNADO DEVASTATIONCriswell's comments come after a tornado outbreak terrorized parts of the Midwest on Friday and Saturday, with more than 100 people feared dead and leaving thousands without power throughout much of Kentucky, Illinois, and Arkansas. I think there is still hope, and we should continue to try to find as many people as we can." Criswell's comments come after President Biden said it was too early to tell whether climate change could have played a role in the outbreak, saying he would have the Environmental Protection Agency assess the possibility.
Brooklyn’s Industry City producing leases like crazy
The owners of Industry City in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park suffered a setback last year when one progress-hating City Council member torpedoed a rezoning that would have allowed a few more buildings to rise at the 35-acre site. CEO Andrew Kimball has plenty of good news to report about Industry City — the pandemic notwithstanding. For example, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group leases 20,000 square feet of offices within a 70,000-square-foot commissary facility, all in a single building. But unlike the Navy Yard, which is city owned and has enjoyed subsidies, Industry City is entirely privately owned and funded and is more public-friendly. “I’ve worked with [former Brooklyn borough president] Eric Adams for many years, both at the Navy Yard and at Industry City,” he said.
18-year-old indicted in connection to Sixth Street mass shooting in Austin
An 18-year-old man in Austin, Texas, was indicted Friday regarding his alleged connection with a mass shooting that occurred on Sixth Street in the state capital on June 6. Sixth Street is the heart of Austin's music scene and one of the city's major tourist draws. Jeremiah Tabb, 18, was indicted by a Travis County grand jury on a charge of tampering with evidence, which is a third-degree felony, according to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office will not rest until everyone responsible is held accountable," said Travis County District Attorney José Garza in a press release. The Sixth Street shooting is believed to have stemmed from a dispute between rival groups of teenagers from Killeen, according to court documents obtained by FOX 7.
Congress must do more to stop China’s military-industrial spying on US campuses
Beijing exploits America’s top research universities to boost the Chinese military-industrial complex, and it needs to stop. A new report from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies details how China-sponsored Confucius Institutes at campuses across America facilitate Beijing’s espionage. In particular, research partnerships with 28 universities (including Stanford, Tufts and Texas A&M) boost Beijing’s military apparatus, including intelligence, nuclear weapons and cyberespionage platforms. And they facilitate forming the “research partnerships” that quietly let Beijing steal technology and other intellectual property. Congress cracked down on the spying by banning universities that host Confucius Institutes from receiving key Defense Department grants and contracts; two-thirds of the institutes across US academia have since closed.
Hochul retains pollster who helped Cuomo fight sex harass claims
Pollock served as part of the Cuomo “rapid response” team, according to the texts. Pollster Jefrey Pollock and his Global Strategy Group is working on Hochul’s gubernatorial campaign. Global Strategy GroupPollock participated in an Albany prepping session with the then-governor and other staff before a March 3 press conference to discuss the harassment claims. Hochul should retain anyone who helped Cuomo try to circumvent accountability,” said Eric Vladimer of the Sexual Harassment Working Group. The Global Strategy Group website boasts of serving as campaign aides to Hochul, AG James and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Vladimir Putin shouldn’t be a hero to the American right
No CPAC invitation will be in the offing anytime soon, but Vladimir Putin has picked up admirers on the populist right here and abroad that he doesn’t deserve. With Putin threatening to invade Ukraine, the Russian dictator will again become a top-of-mind concern. They think he has the right enemies, namely the same establishment that also scorned Donald Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin sits during his talk with US President Joe Biden regarding Russian forces building up at the Ukraine border. Likewise, just because Putin is pursuing his self-interest in Ukraine, it doesn’t mean we can’t pursue ours.
City Council’s latest blow to tenants who want to rent their apartments on Airbnb
New York lawmakers clearly hate New Yorkers. That’s what the City Council did last week by passing a bill meant to make it much harder for tenants to open their homes for rent via services like Airbnb. What do lawmakers — like Councilman Ben Kallos, who sponsored the bill — have against tenants, anyway? The legislation forces short-term rental hosts to register with the city and provide mountains of information. Then how about rolling back rent regulation, which would “put housing back on the market” practically overnight?
Subway robbery doubled in November as NYC transit crime nears 2019 levels
November saw a huge jump in subway robberies and overall felonies underground, according to newly released statistics. The figures included in the public materials for Monday’s MTA transit committee meeting show felony robberies more than doubled from October to November, from 40 to 88. According to a spokesman, Mayor-elect Eric Adams wants to increase the amount of transit cops in subway stations. The rate of subway crimes soared amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 compared to 2019, when NYPD recorded a comparatively scant 1.47 felonies per million riders. That said, subway crime totals in 2021 are the lowest in 25 years, the MTA said.
FOX News Rundown EXTRA: Mike Rowe Unedited
While the job market in the U.S. is looking more promising as the latest weekly jobless claims hit their lowest level since September 1969, there remains an ongoing concern about the country’s labor shortage. Currently, there are 11 million job openings and employers across the country say they can’t recruit people to work. On The FOX News Rundown earlier this week, Lisa Brady spoke to Mike Rowe, host of ‘Dirty Jobs’, about what the labor shortage in the U.S. says about the direction of work culture in this country and why we do not do enough to celebrate the blue-collar worker. Rowe gave his thoughts on the state of the country’s labor market and explained why he thinks it is important his show gives a spotlight to Americans doing difficult, essential work. On The FOX News Rundown EXTRA, you will hear our entire conversation with Mike Rowe and hear more of his take on the job market and his many projects, including his hit new song, “Santa’s Gotta Dirty Job”.
First lady Jill Biden dismisses concerns about president's mental fitness: 'Ridiculous'
First lady Jill Biden dismissed concerns about President Biden 's mental acuity as "ridiculous," during an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning." Touching on the president's plummeting poll numbers, CBS correspondent Rita Braver noted to the first lady: "Quite a few Americans have some questions about the president’s current mental fitness." "I think that’s ridiculous," Jill Biden responded. And, you know, we talk about what's going on every day and what's going on with our lives. Jill Biden said she believes that public opinion will "turn around" when they comprehend what the president is attempting to accomplish.
Biden dismisses criticism of Afghanistan withdrawal, repeats lie about war
During an interview with CBS News Correspondent Rita Braver, Biden brought up Afghanistan, claiming that he opposed the war from the beginning and shifting responsibility for the disastrous withdrawal. Well, I've been against that war in Afghanistan from the very beginning," Biden said. Biden has repeatedly touted his opposition to then-President Barack Obama's "surge" of additional troops into Afghanistan when Biden was vice president in 2009. President Biden also twisted the criticism over his withdrawal from Afghanistan. "If there's American citizens left, we're gonna stay to get them all out," Biden told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Aug. 16.
Zephyr Teachout suspends AG campaign, throws support behind James’ reelection
New York Attorney General candidate Zephyr Teachout announced she has suspended her campaign after current AG Letitia James announced she had ended her gubernatorial campaign and will instead seek reelection. Zephy Teachout suspended her Attorney General campaign on December 12, 2021 and threw her support behind Attorney General Letitia James. Michael Brochstein/Sipa USANew York Attorney General Letitia James suspended her campaign on December 9, 2021 and decided to seek reelection as Attorney General. “Attorney General Letitia James is an exceptional leader and dedicated public servant. “I strongly support Attorney General James in her re-election and her critical fights to deliver justice for the people of New York.
Trey Gowdy & Will Cain Top 5 Phrases I Would Retire
The FOX Top 5 podcast. From greatest Presidential quotes to favorite family traditions, to guilty pleasures… Join your favorite FOX News anchors, reporters, and personalities every week, as they pair up to share their top five lists on a wide range of topics. This week, Former Congressman, Host of Sunday Night In America on the Fox News Channel and host of The Trey Gowdy Podcast, Trey Gowdy, joins Co-Host of Fox and Friends Weekend and Host of The Will Cain Podcast, Will Cain, to share their top 5 Phrases I Would Retire.
High-profile Houston Democrats face corruption allegations
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo are each battling similar but separate controversies involving millions of dollars in government contracts awarded to politically connected individuals. When asked about the subpoena, an attorney for Hidalgo told local press, "We have always followed the law, and we continue to follow the law." A spokesperson for Hidalgo previously told FOX 26 that Pereyra’s firm has worked with the county on projects before, including the most recent census. Houston City Councilman Michael Kubosh told Fox News in a phone interview that "nothing pollutes like power, and nothing pollutes absolutely like absolute power." "The General Land Office has approved every city housing development since taking over the DR-17 funding.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio claims city is 'much safer' now than when he took office despite more murders
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed Sunday that the city is "much safer" now than it was when he took the reins eight years ago, despite a recent surge in murders. "Eight years I’ve been mayor, index crimes, major crimes in New York City down 11% over eight years. "The bottom line is that there is today in New York City, a much safer city than we were eight years ago." While major crimes are down overall, murders skyrocketed last year and have remained high so far in 2021. New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea blamed bail reform for the surge in hate crimes.
NBC's Chuck Todd says some factors for Biden's low polling are 'out of their control' and 'not his fault'
Chuck Todd of MSNBC’s "Meet the Press" appeared to defend President Joe Biden from his low approval rating during Sunday’s show. Joe Biden also campaigned on a big broad agenda of addressing civil rights and getting people back on their feet after this. "Is it all Joe Biden’s fault? Is that Joe Biden? A new poling survey suggested a close race between President Biden and former President Donald Trump should he run again in 2024.
Houston police, sheriff’s office arrest suspect in ambush attack that killed 1 deputy, injured 2 others
Houston police on Sunday said a suspect has been arrested in connection with the October 16 shooting that killed a deputy and wounded two others. The three deputy constables were shot in an ambush attack on October 16. The third deputy was shot when he came to help. He recently returned to work after parental leave and left behind a wife and 2-month-old baby, according to the sheriff’s office. HPD had announced a reward of up to $75,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest, and charges of the suspect in the October 16 shooting.
Texas mother, daughter killed as human smuggler crashes into them while evading law enforcement near border
Police have identified the victims of a car crash Saturday involving a human smuggler as a mother and daughter from Texas. The alleged smuggler ran a stop sign while fleeing from police and T-boned the victims’ vehicle. He also allegedly had six illegal immigrants in his vehicle, all of whom are now in custody. The alleged smuggler, an 18-year-old U.S. citizen, had six illegal immigrants in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The smuggler faces charges of felony evading and human smuggling.
Biden’s top Secret Service agent reportedly leaves for Wall Street firm
The head of President Biden’s security detail is reportedly leaving the Secret Service for a job at a Wall Street firm. It’s not clear which New York investment firm has hired David Cho, who’s been with the Secret Service for more than 25 years, according to Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with the matter. In 2019, Cho received the Exceptional Service Gold Medal for negotiating with North Korean leaders ahead of then-President Donald Trump’s visit. AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaRepresentatives for the Secret Service did not immediately return The Post’s request for comment. Secret Service Agent Cho walks closely behind President Biden.
Letters to the Editor — Dec. 13, 2021
The Issue: The City Council’s passage of a bill to allow noncitizens to vote in New York City elections. They tell us that if we don’t like this voting bill, we can move. Michael O’BrienManhattanThe New York City Council has passed a bill to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. I suggest that he take a civics course and familiarize himself with the Constitution and legal voting rights. It’s only New York City now, but craziness often starts locally.
Florida Dems face uphill battle in 2022 as GOP voting numbers grow
In Florida, for the first time in modern history, registered Republican voters outnumber Democrats. "We did not dismantle any operations; to the contrary, we continued to build on them," said Helen Aguirre Ferré, executive director of the state Republican Party. Over the past decade, Republicans had slowly been gaining on Democrats, and DeSantis and Republicans had made a sustained push on registration. The most up-to-date figures from the state election agency show 5,118,357 registered Republicans and 5,114,039 Democrats. "Florida voters are choosing the Republican Party over the Democratic Party because we value freedom and liberty and reject Democrat-led government control.
Kentucky ‘looks worse today’ than yesterday with 'people unaccounted for': Rep. Comer
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., appeared on "Fox and Friends" Sunday from Kentucky where a tornado touched down this weekend, killing upwards of 80 people. TORNADOES SLAM MIDWEST, SOUTH; DOZENS FEARED DEAD: LIVE UPDATESJAMES COMER: I've told several people this morning I think it looks worse today than it did yesterday. Yesterday, you're just hit with the shock today, the reality setting in. I fear that number is going to rise a little more. But then we're going to begin the process of rebuilding and there are enough people in these little communities that have so much community pride.
Newsom's gun-control stunt – good TV, bad law
First, the Texas law was quickly found to be unconstitutional by the district court, as would the California law. Second, the Supreme Court just allowed pre-enforcement challenges so the California law could be challenged to avoid any "chilling effect" on gun rights. The Texas law was so menacing because it exposed such a wide array of people to potential lawsuit. It would not be quite as popular to go after gun owners or gun rights groups. That is why the new California law is certain to play better on cable than in the courts.
Julian Assange suffered stroke during October appeal hearing, fiancée claims
Julian Assange suffered a stroke during his court appeal in October, according to his fiancée. Stella Morris, Assange’s partner and mother of his children, posted the claim on social media Saturday. During the Oct. 27 hearing, Assange appeared several times over the five-hour session. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"This is an abusive, vindictive prosecution," she said to the press Sunday. She also said in the immediate aftermath of the new ruling that Assange’s legal team would appeal the decision "at the earliest possible moment."
De Blasio defends NYC COVID-19 vaccine mandates in TV show blitz
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday sparred on national TV with critics of his controversial COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including last week’s edict requiring the jabs for all private-industry workers in the Big Apple. “By and large, these mandates are unconstitutional overreaches, and the courts are looking at it in that fashion,” Hutchinson said. So, I’m going to argue to you that mandates work, and it’s time,” de Blasio insisted. “Every time we’ve put a mandate in place, it has worked,” Mayor Bill de Blasio argued. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office“And that’s because we use incentives and mandates and every single mandate we’ve put in place has greatly increased the number of people vaccinated.
VP Kamala Harris says ‘ridiculous’ headlines won’t distract her
?Vice President Kamala Harris brushed off negative media coverage about her, saying she will not be distracted by “ridiculous” headlines. “There is nothing about this job that is supposed to be easy,” Harris told the San Francisco Chronicle? in an interview published Sunday?. If it was easy, it would have been handled before it comes to me,” Harris said. ?According to sources, Harris spent over $500 on cookware while she was visiting Paris on November 23, 2021. ??The vice president, who previously served as a US senator from California, said she’s hoping to ?travel around the country more next year.
Jill Biden, Douglas Emhoff to visit Waukesha more than 3 weeks after parade attack
First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff are set to visit Wisconsin next week, including a stop in Waukesha more than three weeks after a man in a car killed six people there at a Christmas parade. The White House announced Friday that Biden and Emhoff will travel to New York City on Wednesday morning followed by stops in Milwaukee and Waukesha in the afternoon. BIDEN, WHO CAMPAIGNED ON EMPATHY, DOESN'T VISIT SCENES OF NATIONAL TRAGEDIESThe White House didn’t release any additional details about the trip. The visit to Waukesha comes after 39-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr. allegedly plowed through a crowd of innocent people attending a Christmas parade, killing six people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring 62 more on Nov. 21. President Biden, who campaigned on a platform of empathy, came under fire in recent weeks for not visiting Waukesha after the tragedy.
Oxford High School shooting survivors' parents sue district for 'reckless disregard' of students' safety
The parents of two Oxford High School students who survived the Nov. 30 shooting that left four students dead are suing the Michigan school district for endangering students. MICHIGAN SCHOOL SHOOTING SUSPECT POSTED DIRECT THREAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA DAY BEFORE TRAGEDY: LAWSUITCrumbley allegedly shot plaintiffs' 17-year-old daughter, Riley, in the neck. OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS CREDIT DOOR LOCK COMPANY FOR SAVING LIVES FROM SCHOOL SHOOTER"The Oakland County prosecutor has done her job, and she is holding the parents accountable…but that's not enough. MICHIGAN PROSECUTOR HIGHLIGHTS TEXTS FROM SCHOOL SHOOTING SUSPECT'S PARENTS SENT TO SON BEFORE TRAGEDYThe complaint also alleges that Thorne "sent correspondence and emails to parents at Oxford High School reassuring them that their children were safe at Oxford High School." Mullins said Ryan Moore, one of the defendants mentioned in his lawsuit, is "not the Dean of Students" at Oxford High.
Oxford High School denied Michigan attorney general's shooting investigation offer: 'Extremely disappointed'
The Oxford Community School District denied Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's offer to conduct a third-party investigation into the Nov. 30 school shooting that left four students dead and seven others injured, according to Nessel's office. "This tragedy demands a united effort from all of us who serve the Oxford community," she said in a statement. Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Thorne announced on Saturday that the school district had launched a third-party investigation into the tragedy. "To that end, I’ve asked for a third-party investigation be conducted so we leave no stone unturned, including any and all interaction the student had with staff and students." The announcement came after the Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said on Friday there were warning signs from the student charged in the school shooting.
National school board bleeding members, cash may now face challenge from rival group
The National School Board Association has hemorrhaged members and funds following the revelation of a letter that compared parents to domestic terrorists. School board associations in various states faced tense situations as disgruntled parents vented their frustrations over COVID-19 mask mandates, remote learning and other difficulties in the classroom. The NSBA submitted a letter to President Biden in which it claimed members suffered acts of "malice, violence and threats" that "could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes." The letter, submitted in September, drew immediate backlash from the public and some individual state associations. ARIZONA PARENTS WHO FOUGHT SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT MAKE PICK FOR GOVERNOR'S RACEAlabama split from the NSBA last week, and Arkansas has mulled following the other states out the door.
Luxury labels like Bentley and Baccarat launch condo towers in Miami
A new crop of Miami towers is making it easier than ever to live inside the world of your favorite luxury label. Prices range from $1.4 million to $4.7 million. They know they’re getting something very high quality.”Another luxury marque racing into Miami is Bentley. The English carmaker’s Bentley Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, developed by Gil Dezer, will be the tallest beachfront condo tower in the US at 749 feet. The eight-story Diesel Wynwood will offer 159 turn-key residences designed by the Italian brand’s Living wing.
Nielsen TV ratings exec faced ethics probe over affair with company lawyer
2 executive for having an affair with a company lawyer, The Post has learned. But the alleged affair with the Nielsen lawyer — who also got a promotion during the trysts — has raised eyebrows during an era of “Me Too” corporate scrutiny. I am confident in the thoroughness of the investigation Nielsen completed and support its conclusions.” He declined to comment further on the alleged affair. Chief Operating Officer Karthik Rao, second from right, was investigated by Nielsen for having an alleged affair with a company lawyer. While sources said Rao was cleared of code of conduct violations, it’s unclear if he faced any punishment for the alleged affair.
Don Lemon praises gas prices after Biden admin asks media for ‘favorable’ coverage
CNN host Don Lemon celebrated that the national average for gas prices was “easing up” — after it was revealed that the Biden administration reportedly had secret talks with media outlets to push for more positive coverage about its handling of the economy. Some critics say Lemon’s effusive coverage is due to the Biden administration “begging” for more favorable coverage. Bloomberg via Getty ImagesStill, some questioned whether the Biden administration media campaign played a role in Lemon’s effusive coverage. “State-run media: CNN’s Don Lemon does the White House’s bidding by praising the price of gas falling just 5 cents,” Media Research Center deputy editor Nicholas Fondacaro wrote on Twitter. “This is what the Biden administration wanted when they brought in media outlets to tell them how to spin the numbers.”CNN didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.
How disgraced health expert Carrie Bourassa passed as indigenous for years
Bourassa was also suspended as scientific director of the indigenous health branch of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Bourassa went on to become one of the most important indigenous health experts in Canada. Bourassa told the CBC that she never saw the proof he said he found. “He was a well-respected leader in my community,” Bourassa told a Canadian Senate panel in June 2012. Burnett has a doctorate in educational psychology, and Bourassa earned her PhD in 2008 in indigenous health.
Bizarre wedding announcement goes viral, reveals man’s dark past
An engagement notice for a couple has gone viral, revealing a relationship forged in fire — and a man with a dark past. The bizarre announcement was shared to Twitter after the user’s parents noticed it in their local newspaper. When did he witness the miracle of love between mum and Dr. Johnson? Dr. Johnson, how could you? Can the “miracle of love” save Dr. Johnson from himself?
Oxford School District destroying evidence after deadly shooting: lawyers
Lawyers for a Michigan high school student injured in a deadly mass shooting are accusing the district of destroying evidence pertinent to the case. Four people were killed last month and seven injured after Ethan Crumbley, a 15-year-old sophomore, allegedly opened fire at Oxford High School. Photos of Oxford high school shooting victims Hana St. Juliana, Madisyn Baldwin, Tate Myre and Justin Shilling are laid in a memorial site in Oxford, Michigan on Dec. 7, 2021. Jake May/The Flint Journal via APTimothy J. Mullins, an attorney for the Oxford school district, disputed the accusation. “People think that the school district is withholding information?
China developing 6,000 mph hypersonic nuke missile ‘based on design’ ditched by NASA
China is developing a 6,000 mph hypersonic nuke missile engine which is reportedly based on a design abandoned by Nasa — as it forges ahead in an arms race with the West. A Chinese research team has built and tested a prototype based on a radical design by an American space agency scientist more than two decades ago. It comes as China fired a hypersonic missile around the globe in October with the US left reeling by the terrifying display of military strength. A hypersonic missile travels five times faster than the speed of sound and can reach distances of up to 1,500 miles, with Russia using the technology to build cutting-edge missiles in recent years. A number of rocket launches have been publicly announced by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology – but the hypersonic missile test in August was reportedly kept secret.
Manhattan skyscraper snags its own builder as a tenant
Asking rents in the tower have been reported as ranging from $110 per square foot at the base to $225-plus per square foot at the top. Hermès, maker of bags favored by style-setters like supermodel Heidi Klum, is opening a flagship store at 702 Madison Ave. GC ImagesThe newest arrival will be Italian menswear maker Kiton at currently vacant 692 Madison Ave. between East 62nd and 63rd streets. Cushman & Wakefield handled Kiton’s side of the leasing transaction at 692 Madison Ave. NurPhoto via Getty ImagesKiton is expected to move in next summer. Other recent nearby retail transactions include Celine at 650 Madison Ave. and Balenciaga at 620 Madison. The rent started in the low $60s per square foot, sources said.
Larry Fink shakes big bucks from lefty Joe’s Environmental Social Governance
He was Fink’s former chief of staff and is one of the top advisers to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who is a key player in the national ESG push. White House national economic director Brian Deese formerly worked at BlackRock. Then there’s Tom Donilon, chairman of the BlackRock Investment Institute. The White House didn’t return calls for comment. And the appearance of a revolving door between BlackRock and the White House deserves more scrutiny.
Better.com hikes severance pay as ex-workers explore lawsuit
Online mortgage lender Better.com has reportedly doubled the severance pay for the hundreds of workers whom the chief executive callously laid off last week in a now-viral three-minute Zoom call. The 900-some laid-off employees will now get 60 days of pay, up from the four weeks initially announced, according to Insider. However, the firm reversed course after the company increased its severance pay, the report said. “They were stealing from you and stealing from our customers who pay the bills that pay our bills. Garg reportedly has built a reputation for having high expectations and punishing employees over tiny infractions.
Biden’s approval rating on economy, COVID response both plummet
President Biden’s approval ratings when it comes to both the economy and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic have taken a big hit in a new poll. Biden’s overall approval remained at the low level of 41 percent in CNBC’s latest quarterly All-America Economic survey. The approval rating for Biden’s handling of the economy sank to 37 percent compared to 56 percent disapproval. Biden’s overall approval stayed at 41 percent in CNBC’s latest quarterly All-America Economic survey. Biden’s approval on his handling of the pandemic also suffered a setback.
Cyberattack on big supplier partly to blame for cream cheese shortage
The cream cheese shortage currently spreading supplies thin — and even halting production at Brooklyn cheesecake institution Junior’s — was apparently bolstered by a cyberattack on one of the biggest cheese manufacturers in America. Many New Yorkers may not have heard of Wisconsin’s Schreiber Foods, but the company is key to the schmear supply chain. Indeed, government data shows that cream cheese production fell by 6.9% in October, compared to last year’s schmear output. “All this together has aggravated the cream cheese situation in the country,” Emma Aer, chief executive producer of Franklin Foods (a Schreiber Foods competitor), told Bloomberg. Getty ImagesFor bagel-lovers, there is little to do but wait and hope that the schmear shortage subsides by the end of the year.
Why I love New York’s massive rat infestation
Some people get excited about a new Whole Foods opening down the street, or a shiny Equinox on the corner. (Note: A New York “steal” is an Everywhere Else insult.) The popular East Village neighborhood is seeing more rats on the streets than ever. Every negative story in the press written about my neighborhood’s infestation and every Instagram video of a rat rave at a cupcake store is, in my opinion, a gift from God. As long as they keep humans out, and my rent low-ish, these little animals will be my best friends and cherished neighbors.
Ken Griffin says he spent $43.2M to buy US Constitution after his son asked him to
Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin said he decided to shell out $43.2 million last month for a rare copy of the US Constitution at the urging of his son. “I was sitting at home in New York, and my son calls me to say, ‘Dad, you have to buy the Constitution,'” the Citadel founder told Bloomberg in an interview Thursday. The document, which is one of 13 original copies from 1787, was initially valued by Sotheby’s at $15 million to $20 million. Ken Griffin dropped millions on the Constitution after his son said, “Dad, you have to buy the Constitution.” Bloomberg via Getty ImagesEven after Griffin outbid the group, he offered them “joint governance” which would allow them say in where the document is displayed. The group has one lasting legacy: they minted a token for investors that surged 900 percent in recent weeks.
New Jersey driver killed in Whitestone Expressway crash in Queens
A man was killed when he lost control of his SUV on the Whitestone Expressway in Queens, sending the vehicle “spinning” across all five lanes of traffic and into a cement median, police said. The victim, Omkar Shivnauth, 34, of Rockaway, NJ, was rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, where he was pronounced dead from severe trauma following the 4:20 a.m. crash Saturday, cops said. A 911 caller said the driver was traveling northbound on the Whitestone Expressway when he lost control of his Toyota Highlander and struck the right side guardrail, cops said,The Toyota Highlander then collided with the guardrail, sending it “spinning across all five lanes of traffic” into a cement median, police said. There were no other accidents or injuries, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
When it comes to inflation, Biden & Co. can’t do the math
America’s inflation rate already has hit its highest level in nearly 40 years. What’s Biden after, the highest rate in US history? Fed Chairman Jerome Powell this month told Congress, “Factors pushing inflation upward will linger well into next year.” At least. Nor is Team Biden willing to let go of its war on US energy producers, which has gasoline and home-heating costs leading the inflationary spiral. How hot must inflation burn before this administration stops feeding the flames?
Manhattan mom, kids remain homeless more than three years into eviction fight
Deborah Privitello has been forced out of her rent-stabilized duplex apartment for nearly four years. Deborah Privitello and her husband, Michael, had already been in their apartment for nine years when Greenburger’s Time Equities Inc. their building. Handout from Deborah PrivitelloSince then, Privitello has drained her life savings as she and her kids have bounced from hotel to hotel. “I have a rent-stabilized apartment that’s legally mine, that [my kids] have succession rights to, that’s worth over $3 million. A state appeals court’s decision forced Deborah Privitello to dip into her savings.
Francisco Moya wined and dined ambulance-chaser lobbyists at cigar club
City Council speaker hopeful Francisco Moya spent thousands in political contributions wining and dining lobbyists for ambulance-chasing lawyers at steakhouses and a private cigar club, according to state campaign-finance disclosures. Getty ImagesThe cigar-chomping Trial Lawyers’ PAC and lobbyists gave about $35,000 to his various campaign committees between 2010 and 2018, according to the records. During his years in Albany, Moya was a staunch defender of the state’s controversial “Scaffold Law,” under which construction companies are 100 percent liable for site injuries. Proponents say it promotes job safety; opponents say it lifts New York’s sky-high construction costs and provides grist for slip-and-fall lawyers. “Trial lawyers consistently supported Councilmember Moya during his legislative career in Albany.
Business owners furious over Gov. Hochul’s new mask-or-vax mandate
Kathy Hochul’s new mask-or-vaccine mandate is like a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking for some small business owners. Kathy Hochul recently mandated all businesses and restaurants require staff and customers to show vaccination proof or wear masks. That’s not possible for us and, as a small business, I don’t know what the answer is. Some business owners fear the state’s new mandate will discourage customers from coming. The mandate will be in effect until Jan. 15 and will be up to local health departments to enforce.
Why New York is one of the worst ‘judicial hellholes’
New York again scored as a major Judicial Hellhole, No. 2 in the nation, in the latest ranking from the American Tort Reform Foundation. The Empire State, for example, leads the nation in Web-site lawsuits under the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well in food-related class-action suits (which have tripled since 2017). Blame juries that grant wild damages, lawmakers who keep passing pro-ambulance-chaser laws and an unregulated litigation-financing industry. “Questionable lawsuits and extortionate settlements increase the cost of goods for everyone,” notes Tom Stebbins of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York.
Asian women’s success disproves claims of ‘white male supremacy’
For the first three quarters of 2021, Asian women’s median weekly earnings surpassed those of white men, a trend that only began last year. In the most recent quarter (July to September), Asian women earned close to 10 percent more than white men. Full-time working Iranian, Turkish and Palestinian women’s earnings were higher than those of white women in the US. So how does the left explain the growing success of Asian women? When it comes to Asian women specifically, it is no wonder why they are achieving such success in the labor market.
Build Back beatdown for Biden: Fiscal double whammy for prez and his agenda
First, the Labor Department reported inflation is now running at just under 7 percent over the last year. Joe Biden and his media flacks rushed to the TV cameras in full damage-control mode on Friday to assure Americans that passing the BBB plan would reduce inflation. Polls show more than half of voters blame Biden and runaway spending for inflation. The Congressional Budget Office released a report that examined the true cost of the Biden BBB plan — minus the accounting gimmicks. I’d rather put a dagger through the heart of this oinker spending bill altogether.
If Philly DA can seriously claim we’re not facing a crisis of murders, then he and his white wokeness must go
How many more children and teens have to die in record numbers to capture your attention and be considered a “crisis”? Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner insists there is no crisis of lawlessness, crime and violence as the city of brotherly love has recorded a staggering 521 homicides this year. As an older black man from West Philly, I know that many black people are not actually against the police. No matter what he says, this city is experiencing a crisis of violence and murder. Michael A. Nutter was a two-term mayor of Philadelphia from 2008 through 2016.
Deluxe Upper East Side penthouse is in contract for $35 million
A “superwide” Upper East Side penthouse is in contract for $35 million — after just three weeks on the market. It also has the full rooftop as private outdoor space, which will be landscaped with crepe myrtle trees and an outdoor fireplace. The 20-story building features 31 two- to five-bedroom condos with generously proportioned rooms and ceiling heights. The building features a double-height lobby, a lounge, library, game room, private garden, double-height gym with a squash court and yoga studio. The penthouse listing comes shortly after the sale of a 19th-floor unit asking $25.85 million and an 18th-floor unit asking $32.5 million.
No one wants to buy Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico sex ranch on sale for $27.5M
Priced at $27.5 million, “Zorro Ranch” first hit the market back in July. BACKGRIDReleased court exhibit images show the letter “Z” which represents the “Zorro Ranch.” SDNYVirginia Giuffre (now Roberts), pictured at the “Zorro Ranch,” has spoken out against Jeffrey Epstein. Court exhibit images released during the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell show Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico home, named Zorro Ranch. Virginia Giuffre Roberts, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, at the Zorro ranch. Realtor.comThe New Mexico ranch is completely isolated and not easily accessible.
Verizon moving hundreds of NYC employees to a new tower on the Lower East Side
Verizon is making a pioneering move to the Lower East Side, with plans to move hundreds of staffers to the trendy neighborhood’s new Essex Crossing development — and out of its historic city offices at 140 West St. Getty ImagesTaconic Partners is developing Essex Crossing along with L+M Development Partners, BFC Partners, Goldman Sachs’s Urban Investment Group and The Prusik Group on land previously owned by the city. Verizon’s landmarked, Art Deco building at 140 West St. was designed by Ralph Walker as the headquarters for the New York Telephone Company, a predecessor to Verizon. Verizon staffers, many of whom will work in the telecom giant’s marketing department, will have direct access to the sprawling three-block-long underground Market Line food hall at Essex Crossing. The company previously moved some employees to Fort Greene, Brooklyn, from its current New York corporate headquarters at 1095 Ave. of the Americas — which also has switching equipment.
Arena design giant Dan Meis selling $1.5M West Village pied-à-terre
Architect Dan Meis is used to designing giant sports and entertainment complexes — like the Staples Center, home to the Los Angeles Lakers — in California. Celeste Godoy/Rise Media for CorcoranThe downtown home boasts a 200-square-foot terrace. Celeste Godoy/Rise Media for CorcoranThe West 12th Street home has an eat-in/booze-in kitchen area. Celeste Godoy/Rise Media for CorcoranThe apartment also comes with four large custom closets, motorized blackout shades and drapes — and a 200-square-foot terrace for al fresco dining. Building amenities include a bike room, a package room and a planted roof deck.
Elon Musk tweets he’s ‘thinking of quitting’ his jobs
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk is “thinking of” leaving his jobs and becoming an influencer, the world’s richest man tweeted on Thursday. “Thinking of quitting my jobs & becoming an influencer full-time wdyt,” Musk said in the tweet, without elaborating. It was not immediately clear if Musk, a prolific user of the social media platform, was being serious about quitting his roles. Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla, but he’s also the founder and CEO of rocket company SpaceX, and leads brain-chip startup Neuralink and infrastructure firm The Boring Company. Getty ImagesHoward Fischer, a partner at law firm Moses & Singer, said he doubted Musk’s latest tweets violated any rules because they were too vague.
FBI warns against these not-so-jolly Christmas scams
Thousands of seasonal scams are expected over the Christmas period, as the FBI warns buyers to stay vigilant when buying online. While shoppers bulk up on gifts ahead of the holiday season, scammers are preparing for their busiest season of the year, as more than $53 million was lost to scams last Christmas. The two most common of these holiday scams are non-delivery and non-payment crimes. Getty ImagesKansas City-based FBI forensic accountant Brian Koechner said: “Every year thousands of people become victims of different holiday scams and these scammers will take your money or your personally identifiable information. She said: “If you’re looking at virtual purchases, something that we do see a lot of during the holiday season are dummy sites.
Pitching in: Mets hurler Taijuan Walker’s once UES rental up for sale
A palatial Upper East Side penthouse that, until recently, housed Mets star pitcher Taijuan Walker is on the market for $14.2 million. The penthouse is in a seven-story, limestone-clad boutique condo converted from a former garage. A private, key-locked elevator landing opens to an entry and lounge area that leads to a great room with a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows. On the upper level there’s a welcoming media room. Will EllisUpstairs, there’s a media room with radiant heated floors and a gas-burning fireplace.
How to live inside the world of Drake’s favorite nightclub
Ever been home alone, bored, thinking how great it would be to see Drake perform live or get a lap dance from a topless lady? They are partnering with New York developer Property Markets Group to create the first nightlife-branded residential tower in Miami — and possibly anywhere. at the disco: Residents at the chic E11EVEN enjoy the good life. Maria Paula JimenezMaria Paula Jimenez, a 27-year-old real estate investor from Cali, Colombia, who now calls South Florida home, has bought into the concept. “They allow short-term rentals and there’s always something going on in Miami, so it will always be booked.
Tegna’s talks to sell TV empire for $8.4 billion hit roadblock
TV-station empire Tegna has hit a roadblock in negotiations with suitors who are looking to buy the company in a deal worth $8.4 billion, sources close to the situation said. Standard General and Apollo are comfortable with the first condition but have countered with a breakup fee about half as big, sources said. The FCC’s national media ownership rule prohibits any entity from owning commercial television stations that reach more than 39 percent of US television households nationwide. Tegna’s stations combined with those that Apollo and Standard General already own would surpass that mark. Standard General has made it clear if it bought Tegna it would replace CEO David Lougee.
California’s Newsom wants Texas-style abortion law targeting assault weapons
Gavin Newsom wants to pass legislation modeled on Texas’ abortion law to empower private citizens to enforce the state’s laws against assault weapons. A federal judge in June overturned California’s longtime ban on assault weapons in June, comparing the AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army knife as “good for both home and battle.”The ban remains in effect as California appeals. The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Texas’ law that bans an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected – about six weeks into a pregnancy – while abortion providers challenge it in court. Gavin Newsom wants the legislation to match the $10,000 bounty in Texas. Newsom said he wants the legislation to match the $10,000 bounty in Texas.
A-Rod sells Miami house for $6.3M following Jennifer Lopez split
Alex Rodriguez dropped $5.5 million in April for an investment property in Miami right before his split with Jennifer Lopez. The Bay Point property has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Miami Real Estate ImagesThe home boasts views of Sabal Lake. Miami Real Estate ImagesThe interior of the spacious home. Miami Real Estate ImagesThe dining room and living room are visible in this view of the open floor-plan home.
Inside the funky, circular New York home that’s fit for a Muppet-maker
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HVPThe kitchen has custom cabinets to fit the shape. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HVPThe interior doesn’t shy on its funky flair. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HVPBut back inside, listing images show a home that doesn’t shy on whimsy. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HVPThe home sits on a 5-acre lot, which has several outbuildings. The Maverick Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties had the listing.
Ugly duckling Queens home selling for a swan-like $3.6 million
One of a handful of bedrooms inside the Long Island City home. Lifestyle Production Group for CorcoranA modern kitchen area inside the Queens charmer. Lifestyle Production Group for CorcoranThere’s also a solar-heated water system that cuts down on bills and a green roof with 13 planters for gardening. Lifestyle Production Group for CorcoranScope out the cityscape from the top floor. Lifestyle Production Group for CorcoranThe top floor boasts Manhattan and LIC skyline views.
How Putin is using Biden to make Russia great again
The two-hour video tete-a-tete on Tuesday between President Biden and Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has predictably not borne fruit for America. But by stating that force was “not on the table,” Biden may have guaranteed that Russia will proceed militarily into Ukraine. Putin may feel emboldened on the Ukraine border as Biden has promised not to use force against Russia. Putin views Biden as weak, and believes his presidency presents a unique window of opportunity. In the past year, Putin has “worked” Biden to convince him that Russia and America could be partners.
Independent voters are alive and well—and angrier than ever
Four weeks ago, however, the incumbents heard from the thousands of Minneapolis voters who had not attended their anti-police rally. When the dust settled, three incumbents were knocked off the council by challengers who promised to maintain or even increase law enforcement. REUTERSRepeated surveys reveal that, in contrast to ideologues who’ve captured our national parties, most Americans hold centrist positions on nearly every major issue, from crime to immigration to government spending. Rep. Paul Gosar, who was censured for his violent cartoon videos, is another extremist who doesn’t represent most American voters. Make no mistake: independent voters are alive and well, and they’re angrier than ever.
G7 nations agree Russia will face ‘massive consequences’ if it invades Ukraine: Blinken
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said ?the Group of Seven economic powers agree that President Vladimir Putin would face “massive consequences” if he invades neighboring Ukraine. Antony Blinken’s warning comes one week after Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President Biden to discuss the massing of Russian troops near the Ukraine border. ??Blinken reiterated President Biden’s pledge that a Russian invasion would prompt the strongest sanctions yet. ??“?We are prepared to take the kinds of steps we’ve refrained from taking in the past that would have massive consequences for Russia, G7 countries are equally resolute in their determination to stand against Russian aggression,” Blinken said. Olivier Douliery /Pool via REUTERSThe pipeline connects Russia and Germany but bypasses Ukraine by running under the Baltic Sea.
Eric Adams’ DOE pick David Banks is a change of course from de Blasio: Goodwin
Help is on the way,” he said at an animated press conference where he introduced David Banks, his pick for schools chancellor. Addressing the hot-button issue of Gifted & Talented programs, the chancellor-in-waiting said they would not be ended, as de Blasio wanted, but instead would be expanded to give more kids opportunities for admission. We need to expand on the programs.”Banks, like Adams, is a proponent of Gifted and Talented programs in city schools. Mayor-elect Adams said that “help is on the way” for city schools when he announced his DOE pick. And because of Adams’ appointment of Banks and his repeated pledges to tackle crime, the future is already looking brighter.
Harlem residents rally against legal ‘shooting gallery’ injection site
The protesters gathered at 125th Street and Park Avenue near the 126th Street injection site, which is one of two that opened at the end of November. This is unacceptable.”A rally in Harlem to protest the city’s new supervised injection site for drug addicts on December 11, 2021. G.N.Miller/NYPostA person holds a sign calling for drug injection sites to not be located near schools. One protester claimed that the community “did not consent” to the location of the new injection site. What they are doing is a dumping.”A City Hall spokesman said the injection sites have prevented more than two dozen overdoses since opening.
NYC Council bans sale of toll-beating products that conceal license plates
The City Council is putting the brakes on the sale of flash-reflecting plastic covers and similar products used to obscure license plates — following years of their widespread misuse to beat tolls and traffic cameras. Council members on Thursday passed a bill by Robert Holden (D-Queens) that prohibits the sale or distribution citywide of any materials or substances used to conceal or obscure license plates or distort a recorded or photographic image of license plates. Violators face fines of $300 and up. “These products have no purpose but to be installed to intentionally violate the law,” Holden said. “Those who sell these products know their only use and must be deterred from trading in them or face a penalty.”Drivers throughout New York caught using the products already face fines ranging from $50 to $300 under state law, but Holden’s bill targets those selling them.
Americans hammer Biden over inflation, sinking economy in new poll
Biden also gets poor marks for his handling of gun violence (66 percent disapprove, 32 percent approve), crime (61 percent disapprove, 36 percent approve), and immigration (63 percent disapprove, 34 percent approve). But his approval rating for the coronavirus is the lowest since he took office in January, falling from 69 percent to 53 percent. While the poll shows Biden struggling with his administration’s domestic challenges, it also found that Americans are skeptical of his response to the Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border. 69 percent of Americans give President Biden a thumbs down on his handling of inflation. President Biden has a 53 percent approval rating on his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump says he ‘liked’ Obama during Florida event with Bill O’Reilly
Former President Donald Trump expressed admiration for predecessor Barack Obama at a ticketed Florida event Saturday, after spending years slamming the Democrat. Speaking at the kickoff of his four-date “History Tour” with Bill O’Reilly at an arena in Sunrise, Florida, the Republican said of Obama, “I liked him,” while also calling him “smart and sharp,” according to The Sun Sentinel. But Trump also told the crowd that Obama’s methods caused “tremendous division” and hatred in the country, the newspaper reported. The compliments were a drastic change for Trump, who spent five years falsely claiming that Obama wasn’t born in the US, and made bogus claims about his two terms in office. He had also labeled the former president “the most ignorant president in our history,” “a disaster” and the “founder of ISIS.”Trump’s stated admiration for Obama is not without precedent however.
Hunter Biden never fails to catch a break, from the White House or the elite media
The White House has basically given up on setting any ethical rules for the First Son, while the cultural elite rush to cover for his sleaze. Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to commit to “basic transparency” about Hunter’s divestment from an investment fund owned by a Chinese-state entity during a White House Press Briefing. The White House is as hopeless when it comes to Hunter’s art sales. Meanwhile, the elite media continue to ignore the revelations from Hunter’s abandoned laptop. It’s easy to see why Hunter never stops his games: Most of the world seems determined to cover for him.
Over 300 arrested on Gulf Coast, including 92 alleged gang members
More than 300 people were arrested and $4 million seized at the end of a six-month operation aimed at apprehending alleged gang members and other violent offenders in Texas, federal officials announced. The investigation, named Operation Triple Beam, produced 351 arrests, including 92 alleged gang members, the confiscation of 86 guns, $4,360,968 and 32 kilos of illicit drugs, according to the US Marshal Service. The probe — headed by the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force in cooperation with several federal and state agencies — stretched from April 7 to Sept. 30. Operation Triple Beam produced 351 arrests, the confiscation of 86 guns, $4,360,968 and 32 kilos of illicit drugs. “I am extremely proud of all our law enforcement partners who have worked so diligently these past several months,” said O’Connor.
Parachute fail! Woman survives fall in a ‘twist’ of fate
A French thrill-seeker was lucky to survive this mid-air parachuting accident in Ölüdeniz, Turkey. GoPro video shows Maud Perrin, 20, attempting a “twisted infinity tumbling” move. She fell into into her canopy, became tangled in the straps and then the backup chute failed to open. Thankfully, a second reserve chute saved the day.
Conservative Smackdown: GOP Lawmaker Hits Freedom Caucus as Lying Grifters
Howie Kurtz on President Biden and Vladimir Putin holding a virtual meeting on Ukraine, the U.S. lagging in widespread COVID testing and Rep. Dan Crenshaw trashing the GOP ‘Freedom Caucus’. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Brian Kilmeade: The President and the Freedom Fighter
On this episode, Jason questions why the U.S. government is mandating people to get the vaccine when it’s a personal choice. He also shares his concerns over the potential actions of rogue nations like Russia and China because they don’t fear consequences from President Biden. Then he brings on the stupid by talking about Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) denying the severity of robberies in Los Angeles. Later, Jason sits down with the Co-Anchor of FOX & Friends and the host of The Brian Kilmeade Show, Brian Kilmeade, to share his experiences before he came to the FOX News Channel and his new book The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America’s Soul. Keep up with Jason on Twitter: @jasoninthehouse
Mark Meadows Sues As Jan. 6 Panel Moves Toward Contempt
Howie Kurtz on Mark Meadows suing the January 6th committee, Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Christmas card drawing criticism and Hillary Clinton sharing her would-be victory speech from the 2016 Election. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Kennedy Saves The College Enrollment Conundrum
On this episode, Kennedy connects with higher education and national news reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Doug Belkin. Doug shares the causes of the gender imbalance being seen on college campuses, as fewer young men enroll in two to four-year collegiate institutions. Later, Doug and Kennedy discuss the lack of public funding’s impact on college enrollment. Follow Kennedy on Twitter: @KennedyNation
The Benign Hot Take
Story #1: A country boy can survive. Story #2: The return of the evil empire and Will’s weekly NFL Quarterback depth chart. Story#3: A conversation with the Co-host of FOX & Friends and author, Brian Kilmeade to discuss his latest book, “The President and the Freedom Fighter.”Tell Will why he is right…or wrong. Twitter: @willcainInstagram: @cwillcain
Lara Trump: It’s Absurd To Say President Biden Gets Worse Media Coverage Than Former President Trump Did
Fox News Contributor Lara Trump joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to weigh in on the turmoil in Vice President Kamala Harris’ office and the VP’s treatment of her former employees. According to Lara, the press has gone out of their way to protect Biden at every turn and spin the news in a positive light for him. “It’s absolutely preposterous to think that Joe Biden gets more negative press than Donald Trump. It’s not that he’s getting bad press, it’s that he’s a bad leader, that he’s made bad decisions, that everything he’s done has been basically negative for the American people. Listen to the podcast to hear what else Lara and Brian had to say!
Gen. Jack Keane On High-Stakes Biden, Putin Call Over Ukraine
Listen To The Full Interview Below:General Jack Keane, retired 4-star general, the chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, and Fox News Senior Strategic Analyst joined the Guy Benson Show to discuss the high stakes phone call between President Biden and President Putin over Ukraine.
Rep. Andy Biggs: We Need To Be Talking More About The COVID Protocols At The U.S. Southern Border
Arizona Republican Congressman Andy Biggs returns to Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to shed light on the crisis at the U.S. Southern border. According to Rep. Biggs, around one-thousand migrants are crossing the border in Yuma, Arizona every day. “I love these guys, I love border patrol guys, they’re doing a great job, ICE guys, Customs, they’re all doing a great job as much as they can do in the situation given to them. They’re not going to test you.”Additionally, Rep. Biggs shares his thoughts on the vaccine mandates that have been implemented throughout the U.S. Later, he explains to Jimmy why he did not vote for the National Defense Authorization Act. To hear what else Joe and Congressman Biggs had to say, listen to the podcast!
Sandra Smith On The Impact Inflation Is Having On Small Businesses
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Sandra Smith, co-anchor of America Reports joined the Guy Benson Show to talk about the economic impact rising coasts from inflation are having on small businesses.
Bret Baier On Interviewing Secretary Of Defense Lloyd Austin: I Thought He Was Having A Stroke
Bret Baier joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss his interview with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Reagan National Defense Forum. When asked about Austin hesitating when asked if he has any regrets about the withdrawal from Afghanistan, Bret said he thought Austin was having a stroke for a second. Bret was thankful it was in person because if it was digital over a satellite feed he would have thought he lost the feed with Austin. Bret explained that there was not a lot of time to ask follow-up questions on leaving billions of dollars of equipment on the ground and the Afghan allies and the Americans left behind because they were wrapping him up to finish the interview. For more information on obtaining tickets for Bret Baier’s All Star Panel Event in Naples, FL on February 19, 2022 to benefit Children’s National Hospital go to www.allstarpanelevent.comThis year’s panel includes Brian Kilmeade, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters, Harris Faulkner and Shannon Bream
Senator James Lankford: President Biden Does Not Have Authority To Mandate Covid Vaccination For The National Guard
Senator James Lankford (R-OK) spoke to Brian Kilmeade about Oklahoma National Guard members who have refused COVID-19 vaccination are under threat of losing their pay. Lankford says the National Guard is under a governor’s authority unless they are active and sent overseas when they are under the leadership of the President of the United States. Lankford is part of legislation that would push back on cutting off the pay of National Guard members who are unvaccinated. Lankford says he is confident the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade. When asked about Senator Jeanne Shaheen saying there will be a revolution if Roe v Wade is overturned, Lankford responded Shaheen is basically threatening Supreme Court Justices if they overturn Roe v Wade.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY): I Am Totally Opposed To New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY), New York Republican Gubernatorial candidate, tells to Brian Kilmeade he is totally opposed to New York Governor Kathy Hochul announcing a statewide indoor mask mandate unless a business has a vaccination mandate. Zeldin says what we need right now is more respect for individual liberty, freedom, more emphasis on therapeutics and not trying to instill fear for political calculation and to assert more government control.
Rep. Pat Fallon: Biden’s Border Catastrophe Is A National Issue, Not Just A Texas One
Texas Republican Congressman Pat Fallon makes his debut on Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla, and brings attention to how dire the situation at the U.S. Southern border really is. Rep. Fallon believes the Biden Administration’s lack of intervention has allowed a massive amount of drugs to be smuggled into our country. And methamphetamine, which is what they’re really mass-producing in Mexico and sneaking across the border, we’ve seized 190,000 pounds. That’s who we’re up against here.”Later, Rep. Fallon weighs in on President Biden’s video call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Listen to the podcast to hear what else Rep. Fallon and Katie had to say!
Court Ruling Against Trump Raises Stakes in Jan. 6 Battle
Howie Kurtz on an appeals court denying the request by Donald Trump to block the release of January 6th documents, Jussie Smollett being found guilty of reporting a fake hate crime and some conservatives finding Vladimir Putin appealing. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Philadelphia pizza worker's teen son shoots robbery suspect in the face
The teenaged son of a Philadelphia pizza shop worker foiled a robbery attempt when he shot an armed suspect in the face. One of the men peeled off and entered the Bold Pizza Shop down the street. The 33-year-old suspect brandished a gun and reached across the counter to try and steal cash from the register. An employee tried to fight off the suspect, leading to a struggle that led to the suspect strangling the employee. SUSPECT IN CHICAGO CHINATOWN SHOOTING SERVED 2-DAY SENTENCE FOR PRIOR GUN-RELATED CHARGEThe victim’s son grabbed a gun from under the counter and shot the suspect in the face, causing him to flee, FOX 29 Philadelphia reported.
Cryptocurrency: Chief strategist answers questions on 'stablecoin' use and growth
Stablecoins are distinct, though, because they are pegged to a government-backed currency, like the dollar, or to gold. What are the benefits of a digital currency? A Venmo payment may not converse with a Visa payment or may not converse with a WhatsApp payment and so on. That’s exactly what we have done with the U.S. dollar in creating USDC, Circle’s digital currency. USDC is a $35 billion digital currency and growing.
Supreme Court should give parents more education and religious freedom
They’ve simply moved to greener pastures: public charter schools, private schools and homeschool. Children at private schools, including private religious schools, have continued to live a relatively normal life throughout the course of this pandemic. It’s no wonder that alternatives like homeschooling, charter schools, and religious schools gain students as public schools lose them—they give kids a fighting chance. But there’s a catch: anyone who decides to attend a religious private school is immediately disqualified from accessing that aid. At its core, Catholic education is meant to be accessible to all, but especially to those in poor inner-city and rural areas.
British PM Johnson faces party rebellion, 6 MPs set to quit government over proposed COVID regulations
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a revolt in his party over tighter COVID-19 restrictions as the country faces the growing threat of the omicron variant. Senior Conservative party members will add to Johnson’s headache as dozens of members plan to vote against strict "Plan B" restrictions Johnson hopes to introduce to limit the impact of the omicron variant. And at least six parliamentary members could quit Johnson’s government to vote against his proposed new restrictions, The Telegraph reported. Another minister told The Guardian that the party whips "will be doing a lot of work this weekend" to try and save "the PM’s blushes." Johnson will need the support of the Labour party members to pass the "Plan B" restrictions.
Dan Bongino reveals why the COVID goalpost keeps moving
Dan Bongino revealed why the COVID goalpost keeps moving, and why government is constantly growing Saturday on "Unfiltered with Dan Bongino." DAN BONGINO: Why does the left keep moving the COVID goalpost? … It may surprise you, but it has very little to do with, this goalpost moving, with the vaccine or science. I asked him – his name was Chuck – I said, "Listen, what’s the deal with government constantly getting bigger?" He said, "You know, Dan, government gets bigger and bigger and bigger because there’s no power in yes."
Lindsey Graham rips Democrats for 'lying' about the cost of Build Back Better after CBO projection
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., slammed Democrats for "lying" about the cost of Build Back Better after the Congressional Budget Office debunked the left's claims on the price tag of the legislation. "Here's my message to the Democratic Party- quit lying about this bill," Sen. Graham stated. I don't like spending more money than we did in World War II, and that's what we're doing right now," Sen. Graham explained. It is crushing people who are working," Sen. Graham explained. "This bill, Build Back Better, will be gasoline on the inflation problem," he continued.
Dr. Oz says Fauci should be ‘held accountable,’ suggests he resign after ‘misleading’ Americans on COVID
TV personality and medical professional Dr. Mehmet Oz is calling for Dr. Anthony Fauci to be "held accountable," suggesting that he should resign as Americans have lost "faith and confidence" in his service. DR. OZ'S PAST GUN CONTROL POSITIONS RAISE EYEBROWS, BUT HE SAYS HE STRONGLY SUPPORTS SECOND AMENDMENT"Dr. Anthony Fauci has lost the faith and confidence of the American people," Oz said. Oz also stated he believes Fauci "should be held accountable for misleading, whether willfully or unintentionally, the American public and the United States Congress" on matters relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, proposed the "FIRED" (Fauci Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal) Act in light of his mixed messaging. "Dr. Fauci is at odds with the CDC," Davidson said in May.
Democrats in 'hypersonic' panic over the midterms and 2024: Ingraham
Democrats are headed toward a "Thelma and Louise"-like ending, Laura Ingraham said in Friday's opening monologue of "The Ingraham Angle." "The old party of FDR and JFK is now more like the party of Thelma and Louise," the host said, referencing the 1991 buddy crime movie. Like its titular characters, "the Democrats are headed full speed ahead to the cliff’s edge," she said. With President Biden's approval rating at 41% and his economic approval rating down 19%, Ingraham noted that suburban residents "like safe streets, a strong economy and strong border." Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg puts Democrats "in even deeper trouble," with a predicted 11-percentage-point loss to former President Trump if he ran in 2024.
Soros bankrolls dark money hub for activists pushing to dismantle police, grants show
Liberal billionaire George Soros has poured millions of dollars into a dark money hub used by far-left activists pushing to dismantle the police, grants show. The hub sits under the umbrella of the most prominent dark money network in the U.S., tax forms show. SOROS BANKROLLS GROUP PUSHING TO 'DISMANTLE', REPLACE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENTSoros' nonprofit previously sent $1.5 million to the resource center in 2019. Of that, $500,000 went toward establishing the hub, tax forms show. The four funds in the Arabella-managed dark money network pulled in a combined $1.6 billion in secret donations last year, tax forms show.
Costco worker's viral TikTok sparks debate about pay
A Costco employee has gone viral for posting a video on TikTok talking about her pay. Since she posted the video on Nov. 28, Natalie’s video has been viewed more than 17.5 million times. Many people who commented on the clip seemed upset by Natalie’s pay. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREMeanwhile, other commenters praised Costco for offering generous pay to its workers. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSCostco did not immediately respond to FOX Business's request for comment on Natalie’s video.
The electric Ford Mustang Mach-E just got a big price hike
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has been a strong-seller this year, second only to the Tesla Model Y among electric SUVs in the U.S. Unfortunately for would-be customers, Ford this week raised Mach-E prices across the lineup. The Select and Premium trims with the standard range battery have received $1,000 increases, bringing the entry-level price of a rear-wheel-drive Select to $44,995. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIt also began producing the Mach-E in China in October for local sales. While significant, the price bumps are far less than has been seen for the Model Y this year, which increased $9,000 through several rounds.
New pictures, video show tornado damage in Mayfield, Kentucky
next Image 1 of 10prev next Image 2 of 10prev next Image 3 of 10prev next Image 4 of 10prev next Image 5 of 10prev next Image 6 of 10prev next Image 7 of 10prev next Image 8 of 10prev next Image 9 of 10prev Image 10 of 10MAYFIELD, Ky. – A powerful tornado ripped through the town of Mayfield, Kentucky Friday night, and as the sun rose on Saturday it was clear just how catastrophic the damage was. According to the governor, Graves County appears to be hit the hardest – which is where the city of Mayfield was destroyed . "We believe our death toll from this event will exceed 50 Kentuckians, probably end up closer to 70 to 100 lost lives," Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said. "Remember, each of these are children of God irreplaceable to their families and to their communities." The primary tornado was on the ground continuously for over 200 miles in the state.
Joe Concha: She's no Queen Elsa; Hillary Clinton just can't let it go
The former first lady, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, reading this week what would have been her victory speech after winning the 2016 election against Donald Trump. But eventually, as an adult, one would think Hillary Clinton, more than five years later, would show some class. Instead, here she is, a losing candidate reading a victory speech. Stolen election talk? CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAs Queen Elsa once said, let it go.
Biden uses tornado tragedy to push climate agenda, suggests storms are ‘consequence of the warming’
President Biden on Saturday addressed the fatal weather that ravaged parts of the South and Midwest and used the tragedy to further his own beliefs on climate change. While speaking to reporters and virtually assessing the tornado damage from Wilmington, Delaware, Biden was asked whether he "could conclude that these storms and the intensity have to do with climate change." KENTUCKY TORNADO DEATH TOLL WILL EXCEED 70, GOVERNOR WARNS"All I know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts as a consequence of the warming of the planet and climate change," Biden said. "The fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming. In addition, a candle factory which had an estimated 110 employees working in it was damaged by the tornado, causing several to be trapped inside.
Biden to visit Kentucky tornado devastation as long as he won't 'get in the way'
President Joe Biden responded to a deadly tornado in Kentucky saying he will deploy federal resources to the storm ravaged areas and will visit the scene as long as he isn’t impeding the cleanup process. "Yes I do," the president said when asked if he plans to visit Kentucky, where at least 50 people have been killed by a tornado that struck Friday night. Biden’s pledge to visit Kentucky comes at the same time he has faced criticism for not visiting the scene of recent national tragedies and crises including the Waukesha, Wisconsin, parade massacre and the porous southern border. Biden also approved an emergency declaration Saturday providing federal funds to the commonwealth of Kentucky. BIDEN BRIEFED ON DEADLY TORNADOES, PLEDGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT: 'UNIMAGINABLE TRAGEDY'Biden also tweeted about storm which he called an "unimaginable tragedy."
Gavin Newsom says he'll use Texas abortion law as model for gun-control measure
In responding to the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the Texas abortion ban to stay in place, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday said he plans to propose a gun control law that would be modeled on the Texas one. Newsom said the Supreme Court’s decision has set a precedent that will allow states to avoid federal courts when enacting laws. The Texas law allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. HARRIS SAYS RIGHT TO ABORTION ‘NONNEGOTIABLE’ AS SCOTUS ALLOWS STRICT TEXAS LAW TO CONTINUE"I am outraged by yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Texas’s ban on most abortion services to remain in place," Newsom wrote in a statement Saturday.
Biden-Dems' Big Government Socialism isn't working
Big Government Socialism isn’t working. On issue after issue, and problem after problem, it is clear to most Americans that Big Government Socialism simply is not working. (And a recent Scott Rasmussen National Survey found 53% of Americans describe the Biden administration agenda as Big Government Socialism.) The impossibility of the thought processes of Big Government Socialism can be best understood through two Walt Disney movies. But much more importantly, they are proving to every American that Big Government Socialism just doesn’t work.
Liberals use deadly tornados to attack Republicans on climate change
Several liberals on Twitter, including politicians and celebrities, pointed the finger at climate change and Republicans following devastating tornados in western Kentucky that killed at least 70 people. KENTUCKY TORNADO DEATH TOLL WILL EXCEED 70, GOVERNOR WARNS"We should do all we can to help our Kentucky neighbors. "Maybe if your 2 senators hadn't spent decades blocking legislation to reduce climate change, you wouldn't be suffering from climate disasters. Rachel Vindman, co-host of the Suburban Women Problem and wife of retired United States Army lieutenant colonel Alexander Vindman, called the tornados a "direct result of climate change. "This is absolutely heartbreaking & it's a direct result of climate change.
Hillary Clinton says Americans won't 'recognize our country' if Trump wins in 2024
Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that if former President Donald Trump or a Republican candidate of "his ilk" wins in 2024, Americans will not "recognize our country." "If I were a betting person right now I’d say Trump is going to run again. Clinton sat down for an interview that aired Sunday where she reflected on her 2016 loss and expressed disgust about the possibility of Trump running again in 2024. HILLARY CLINTON REVEALS WOULD-BE 2016 VICTORY SPEECH AFTER BLAMING SEXISM, MISOGYNY FOR LOSS"I tried to warn people. That’s what they believe they were elected to do, so look I’m all about having vigorous debate," Clinton said.
Don't buy media hype on Newsom's gun ban, it won't work: Constitutional scholar
Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he will model a gun control measure in California after Texas' abortion ban. GAVIN NEWSOM SAYS HE'LL USE TEXAS ABORTION LAW AS MODEL FOR GUN-CONTROL MEASUREThe decision left Newsom "outraged," and he announced that he will fashion a gun control measure after Texas’ abortion law. TEXAS ABORTION LAW STANDS: SUPREME COURTHe points out three main issues with Newsom’s plan. "The Texas law was so menacing because it exposed such a wide array of people to potential lawsuit. Turley wraps up his post by saying that the "California law is certain to play better on cable than in the courts."
Kentucky tornado death toll climbs to over 80, including children, Gov. Beshear says
A deadly tornado in Kentucky obliterated homes, left communities "leveled and gone" and killed at least 80 people, including children, Gov. Beshear’s office confirmed to Fox News Digital via email Sunday morning that the death toll had risen and could "exceed" 100. "The confirmation process is slow, but from reports received we've lost more than 80. Beshear said that multiple children were among the dead during an appearance on CBS’ "Face the Nation." TORNADOES SLAM MIDWEST, SOUTH; DOZENS FEARED DEAD: LIVE UPDATESBeshear described the tornado aftermath as "devastation like none of us have ever seen before."
VP Harris sits down for image-boosting interview amid reported office turmoil
One former staffer who worked for Harris before she was vice president told The Washington Post earlier this month that Harris is a "bully" who subjects her employees to "a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism." "There is nothing about this job that is supposed to be easy," Harris said. The vice president said her relationship with President Biden is unique, however, because of his experience as a former vice president under President Barack Obama. "One of the benefits that I have ... is that my president was vice president," Harris said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe interview comes two weeks after a Politico report said more key members working in Harris’ office were "eyeing the exits" following the resignations of Sanders and Etienne.
FEMA in 'life-saving, sustaining' mode combing for survivors in tornado devastation
FEMA remains in "life-saving and life-sustaining mode" as of Sunday, as search and rescue teams scour the debris left by a deadly tornado outbreak that swept across six states in the Midwest and South, with Kentucky bearing the brunt of the damage and devastation. "What we are hearing is we are still in the life-saving and life-sustaining mode," Criswell said during an appearance on ABC’s "This Week." "We're still in search and rescue and we're sending additional resources in to help locate anybody who still may be trapped." When prompted by Stephanopoulos, Criswell also spoke to the greater frequency of extreme weather events across the country. And really help communities become more resilient to these severe weather events that continue to happen."
San Francisco's vaunted tolerance dims amid brazen crimes
Politically liberal San Franciscans are used to living cheek by jowl with open drug use, feces-infested streets and petty crime. Caitlin Foster is among San Francisco shopkeepers who have repeatedly had to clear away used needles and other drug paraphernalia outside the bar she manages. And after too many encounters with armed people in crisis, the Seattle transplant's affection for her adopted city has soured. Former President Donald Trump jumped in again recently, releasing a statement saying the National Guard should be sent to San Francisco to deter smash-and-grab robberies. A high percentage of an estimated 8,000 homeless people in San Francisco are struggling with chronic addiction or severe mental illness, usually both.
Brazen smash-and-grab suspects loot Chicago exotic store, steal millions in in merchandise
Armed smash-and-grab looters broke into a high-end exotic car dealership in Chicago , stealing millions of dollars in watches. "We're here to run a legitimate business, not be a western shootout," Joe Perillo, co-owner of Gold Coast Exotic Motor Cars, told ABC7 . Two men reportedly entered the dealership, which boasts a showroom of Lamborghinis and Bentleys, around noon on Saturday. The watches were stolen in a matter of seconds and worth millions of dollars, according to the store. CALIFORNIA STATE, FEDERAL POLITICIANS SILENT AFTER AOC DOUBTS EXISTENCE OF SMASH-AND-GRAB ROBBERIES"The mayor and Kim Foxx have to take a firm stand.
De Blasio on signing noncitizen voting bill despite 'big legal questions': My focus is on COVID
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio briefly addressed his decision to sign a bill allowing noncitizens to vote in city elections despite having issues with it. NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL APPROVES MEASURE TO ALLOW NEARLY 800,000 NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS"I have mixed feelings. I've been very open about this law, and I think there are big legal questions, but I also respect the City Council. As mayor, de Blasio has the power to veto the bill, but he made clear that he is not interested in doing so. The mayor also claimed that despite increased numbers in several violent crime categories, New York City is "a much safer city than we were eight years ago."
Oxford school officials accused of destroying school shooting evidence, judge orders them to preserve it
Michigan school officials at Oxford High School were ordered to preserve social media pages and other evidence in the school shooting case that were allegedly being destroyed. Lawyers for siblings who survived the school shooting on Nov. 30 asked a U.S. District judge to order school officials to preserve such evidence and have social media companies restore missing profiles and posts. MICHIGAN SCHOOL SHOOTING: ETHAN CRUMBLEY'S MOTHER TEXTED HIM ‘DON’T DO IT,' PROSECUTORS SAY"It's a lie ... it's disgusting," lawyer for the Oxford school district, Timothy J. Mullins responded . OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS' LAWYER IN $100M LAWSUIT SAYS CRUMBLEY'S 'OBVIOUS' INTENT TO HARM WAS IGNOREDHanna represents sisters Riley Franz, 17, an Oxford High School senior, and Bella Franz, 14, a freshman. "The Oxford High School students, and Plaintiffs in particular, would have been safer had the Individual Defendants not taken the actions they did."
Oxford High School parents' lawyer in $100M lawsuit says Crumbley's 'obvious' intent to harm was ignored
The parents of two Oxford High School students who narrowly survived the Nov. 30 shooting are suing the Michigan school district for allegedly endangering their children in a pair of lawsuits seeking $100M each. Plaintiffs Jeffrey Franz and Brandi Franz are suing the school district on behalf of their daughters Riley and Bella, who are 12th and 9th-grade students at Oxford High School. He told "The Story" on Thursday that Crumbley's intent to harm students should have been "obvious" to school officials in light of his newly uncovered social media posts where he appears to threaten his school the night before the shooting. On or around Nov. 16, parents apparently voiced their concerns to Wolf about Crumbley's threats made on social media and other signs of troubling behavior. He also said the school district was following a request from the prosecutor not to comment, so as to "avoid compromising" any court proceedings.
Ex-jewelry thief reveals the mindset behind smash-and-grabs and how to stop them
"There’s so many of these guys doing it, there’s no way somebody’s not talking, even beforehand." LOS ANGELES SMASH-AND-GRAB SUSPECTS KNOCK PREGNANT WOMAN TO THE GROUND: POLICELawton also said smash-and-grab robberies are not out of the ordinary. "There’s other states it’s at $200, and it’s still happening," he said. next Image 1 of 3prev next Image 2 of 3prev Image 3 of 3Rather, Lawton believed the rise in smash-and-grabs across the country is tied to criminals not fearing punishment. The police are not proactive, and what I mean by that is they should have more intelligence.
Biden's approval rating on crime tanks amid rise in smash-and-grab robberies
President Biden’s approval rating on crime has plummeted as smash-and-grab lootings plague California and other areas of the country. About 36% of Americans support Biden’s handling of crimes, according to a ABC/Ipsos poll released Sunday. The percentage is down from an October ABC/Ipsos poll, which found 43% of people approved of Biden’s handling of crime. Smash-and-grab lootings have plagued cities in California, as well as in Chicago and other areas of the country, in recent weeks. The Los Angeles Police Department is also warning residents of the skyrocketing incidents of "follow-home" robberies targeting victims in affluent areas.
Sheriffs plead for federal crime crackdown: Why aren't roaming criminal groups 'domestic terrorists?'
Vernon Stanforth, a sheriff in Fayette County, Ohio and president of the National Sheriffs' Association, called for more federal funding for law enforcement as crime continues to rise across the country. On "Fox & Friends," he said that smash-and-grab robberies that are plaguing liberal cities and retail stores could be stopped with harsher penalties. CALIFORNIA'S ZERO-BAIL POLICY SETS FREE 14 SMASH-GRAB ROBBERY SUSPECTS, LAPD CHIEF SAYSVERNON STANFORTH: If they can make the Harper Valley PTA mom a domestic terrorist, then why can't they determine that these roaming criminal groups, retail criminal groups are not domestic terrorists as well? And put the power of the federal government behind these individuals so when they're caught, they face stiff penalties. They don't get bail, they stay in jail, and the penalty and the consequences would be off the chart.
NYC won’t ‘surrender’ to BLM, rioters, incoming mayor Eric Adams warns
New York City’s mayor-elect issued a stern warning Thursday night to those expecting to continue the riots and looting the nation’s largest city has seen over the past two years. "Not my city," Eric Adams, a former police captain who was elected in November to succeed termed-out Mayor Bill de Blasio, said at a Police Athletic League event at the Harvard Club, according to the New York Post. "We’re not going to surrender to those who are saying ‘We’re going to burn down New York’," Adams said. Adams’ remarks also appeared to be aimed at those responsible for property damage in the city’s Queens borough in response to last month's acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Wisconsin, the Post reported. Bratton is widely credited with helping reduce New York City crime during his time at the helm.
As Biden turns 79, there's no letup in speculation over whether he runs for reelection
President Biden is spending his 79th birthday in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. A day ahead of his birthday, the president told reporters "I feel great" after undergoing the first of his annual physical exams, which took place Friday morning at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. If he campaigns for reelection in 2024 and wins, Biden would be 82 at his second inaugural and 86 at the end of his second term. Starting off this tour in New Hampshire, I think, says that Biden has every plan of running for reelection. The trip was Biden's first trip as president to either New Hampshire or Iowa, who’s caucuses kick off the presidential nominating calendar.
Survey by Biden and Trump 2020 pollsters suggests close contest in potential 2024 rematch
Former President Donald Trump constantly teases making another White House run in 2024. And President Biden has said both publicly and privately that he plans to seek a second term in the White House. A national poll released last week by the Wall Street Journal gives a glimpse, suggesting Biden with 46% support and Trump at 45%. But Biden’s doldrums don’t appear to be giving Trump much of a boost in the possible 2024 matchup. While he acknowledged that "there’s no question that Trump is still a polarizing figure," Fabrizio added that "Biden has become equally polarizing."
Why dogs might actually be better off without humans
That’s the question posed by bioethicist Jessica Pierce and evolutionary biologist Marc Bekoff in their new book, “A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World without Humans” (Princeton University Press), out Tuesday. Although just 471 million of those dogs are pets, humans spent a record $103.6 billion on their care in 2020, according to the American Pet Products Association. “People often bring dogs with them to parts of the world where dogs otherwise would not live,” write Pierce and Bekoff. After centuries of living among humans, dogs have become keen observers of human behavior. Without humans, dogs would be “freed from the constraints of being square pegs forced into round holes, of being dogs expected to live and act like furry people.”
Mary Vought: Virginia's Terry McAuliffe puts special interests between parents and their children
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. BIDEN TO CAMPAIGN WITH TERRY MCAULIFFE IN TOSS-UP VIRGINIA ELECTIONIn 2016, while serving as governor, McAuliffe vetoed legislation creating Educational Savings Accounts (ESAs) in Virginia. Over the past several years, ESAs have become a godsend for special needs parents. But special needs parents in Virginia can’t access them—because Terry McAuliffe stood in the way. That attitude epitomizes Terry McAuliffe’s approach to education in general: appeal to liberal special interests, while dismissing parents’ legitimate concerns.
Minneapolis cop charged in high-speed crash that killed innocent motorist
A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in July that killed an innocent motorist while the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle, prosecutors said Friday. Officer Cummings’ actions deviated from his oath and his negligence caused the death of Leneal Frazier," Freeman said. According to investigators, the driver of the stolen vehicle narrowly missed the Jeep before the squad car struck it on the driver’s side. Mayor Jacob Frey said after Frazier’s death that the city would review its police pursuit policy, and that review was still ongoing Friday. The criminal complaint said the stolen vehicle was suspected in thefts from businesses that involved "some limited use of force" but none involving weapons or resulted in injuries.
Sen. Maggie Hassan: On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, let's combat substance misuse together
The substance misuse crisis is ravaging communities in New Hampshire and across the country – and in many communities, drug overdose deaths increased during the pandemic. Substance misuse is complicated, and there is no one path to addiction. Often though, substance misuse starts with taking a prescription drug – sometimes ones that have been prescribed, and sometimes from old, unused pills left in medicine cabinets. Through this effort, we can help prevent the misuse of prescription medication, and in turn, substance misuse. Across the country, we are also seeing a rise in dangerous drugs such as fentanyl and methamphetamine disguised as legitimate prescription drugs.
Biden blames high gas prices on anything but his own policies: Mississippi governor
Tate Reeves drew a clear distinction between the Trump and Biden administrations on "The Ingraham Angle" on Friday night with respect to gas prices in America – and claimed President Biden has been in denial about the impact of his own policies on American citizens. BIDEN PREDICTS GAS PRICES WON’T GO DOWN UNTIL 2022GOV. TATE REEVES: President Biden doesn’t have a near-term solution to any of America’s challenges. The reality is, gas prices are going up is a direct result of the policies of the Biden administration. Gas prices were low for the entirety of the four years of the Trump administration.
Alabama police officer's wife convicted of manslaughter in his shooting death
An Alabama woman was convicted of manslaughter on Friday in the 2019 shooting death of her husband during a fight, according to reports. "This is a tragic situation,’' Jefferson County Circuit Judge Alaric May said before the verdict, according to AL.com. Stephanie Keller, 45, shot her husband, Vestavia Hills Officer Andrew Wade "Andy" Kimbrel, 42, in May 2019 at their Gardendale, Alabama, home. Prosecutors argued Keller shot Kimbrel intentionally while she maintained it was an accident. "Ms. Keller continues to steadfastly maintain her innocence and looks forward to having the Appellate Courts review her case."
Senator Rand Paul: “I’m Against All Mandates”
This week, Sean and Rachel invite Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to The Kitchen Table to discuss why he opposes vaccine and mask mandates, specifically for children. Senator Paul also shares his disapproval of Dr. Anthony Fauci and why he believes Dr. Fauci misled the public on the origins of the COVID-19 virus and discusses the FDA Modernization Act that would end animal testing mandates. Follow Sean and Rachel on Twitter: @SeanDuffyWI & @RCamposDuffy
Kamala Harris going to Europe next month; no plans for US-Mexico border return
Bon voyage, Madame Vice President. Kamala Harris has no plans to return to the U.S.-Mexico border region anytime soon, she said Friday in New York City – but she will be jetting off to Europe next month. HECKLER INTERRUPTS KAMALA HARRIS SPEECH IN BRONX, GETS ESCORTED OUT"I don’t have any [plans] at this moment, no," Harris said about a possible trip to the border, according to the New York Post. Harris responded to NBC’s Lester Holt in a TV interview in June, prior to her brief Texas visit, after Holt asked her if she planned to tour the border anytime soon. But it appears she will be traveling to Europe before making a second visit to the border.
Al-Qaeda leader killed by US airstrike in Syria: military
A top al-Qaida leader is dead after a US drone strike in Syria, the military announced Friday. Abdul Hamid al-Matar was killed by the airstrike in the northwest section of the country, according to Army Maj. John Rigsbee, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command. “The removal of this al Qaeda senior leader will disrupt the terrorist organization’s ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening U.S. citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians,” Rigsbee said. The attack on al-Matar came two days after a US outpost in southern Syria was struck by drones and rockets. With Post wires
Supreme Court to hear arguments on Texas abortion law Nov. 1
The Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a case involving a Texas law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, fast-tracking a thorny legal matter ahead of a separate case that could result in the overturn of the court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The nine Supreme Court justices will consider the same issue Nov. 1, as well as whether the Biden administration and abortion providers even have standing to challenge the law in federal court. The law, known as Senate Bill 8 or SB 8, went into effect in early September after the Supreme Court declined an emergency appeal filed by abortion providers. Senate Bill 8 went into effect in early September after the Supreme Court declined the emergency appeal filed by abortion providers. The White House and abortion providers claim Texas lawmakers have put a restriction on women who wish to terminate their pregnancies.
Greg Gutfeld: No one is in charge, and no one cares
Joe Biden: I’ve been there before and I haven't. Joe Biden: A lot of the folks at Amtrak became my family, not a joke. Speaking of Trump, he would have nuked the supply chain crisis like it was a hurricane. You get between parents and their children, you start a battle that'll be over quicker than a typical Joe Biden workday. This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld's opening monologue on the October 22, 2021 edition of "Gutfeld!"
Brian Laundrie: Protesters outside parents' home demand answers: LIVE UPDATES
Protesters outside Laundrie's parents' house say they need to answer questions about investigationProtesters who gathered outside of Brian Laundrie's parents' Florida home on Friday said they need to give any more information they have about the investigation, according to a report. “I’m glad it’s over but it’s not over,” protester Ann Carol Lemiszko told WSVN-TV in Miami. “We need answers to all the questions.”Human remains found in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park were identified as Laundrie on Thursday. The remains were found after more than a month of searching for Laundrie who was a person of interest in fiancée Gabby Petito's strangulation death. “They should have admitted the truth right away where he was at,” protester Wally Lemiszko told the station.
Biden delays release of JFK assassination records, blaming COVID-19 pandemic
The US will “unfortunately” continue to delay the public release of records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and officials say the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame. The move was announced in a memo signed by President Joe Biden and released by the White House Friday. In 1992, Congress ruled that “all Government records concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy . In 2018, former President Donald Trump delayed the full release of the JFK assassination records until 2021. President John F. Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963, and roughly 250,000 files relating to his assassination are available to the public.
Workers say Facebook was warned of 2020 election misinformation: report
Facebook workers flagged conspiracy theories and the proliferation of QAnon-related content before the 2020 presidential election. As the mob stormed the Capitol, Facebook mass-deleted pro-violence posts, a worker told the Times. On the day of the riot, user complaints about posts that incited violence had grown — as Facebook employees reportedly analyzed. Company spokesman Andy Stone told the outlet the site was “proud” of its work safeguarding election content. Facebook began to scale back its political watch after the election, even when Trump posted “They are trying to STEAL the Election,” on Nov. 4.
McAuliffe shrugged off Virginia gov’s racism scandal after pushing resignation
In February 2019, Northam’s page in the 1984 edition of Eastern Virginia Medical School’s yearbook resurfaced. Included among the images on the page were a photo of a man in a Ku Klux Klan hood standing next to another man in blackface. Two men — one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe and one in black face — appear on Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign from his position and denied if he was either of the men in the yearbook photo. “Well, he didn’t do Ku Klux Klan, in fairness,” the former governor said.
Ingraham: Biden doesn't understand cherished freedoms
Ingraham pointed out Biden made fun of the idea of people wanting to exercise their constitutional freedoms:"Freedom. I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID," Biden said to laughter from the crowd in the Charm City. "We understand that Americans have an inherent right to self-determination," Ingraham later replied. "We understand life is filled with risks, and we know that we manage those risks better than Washington, DC ever could." I’ve never seen anyone hate their own team as much as the Left hates America."
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NYS Police replaces head of gov’s detail in wake of sex harass report
ALBANY — The New York State Police is replacing the head of the special protective detail assigned to guard Gov. Kathy Hochul, following allegations detailed in a state Attorney General probe revealed disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed a female trooper working on the same detail. A woman identified as “Trooper #1” said she felt “completely violated” when she was harassed while working in Cuomo’s protective detail, according to the report. PBA of New York State Police President Tom Mungeer backed the shake-up saying, Gov.
Biden support has dropped sharply among independent voters, poll finds
His public approval is down a total 14 percentage points since June, according to the latest Gallup poll. GallupGallupThe 88-percent partisan gap in job approval is the largest in Biden’s presidency thus far, and is one of the largest in Gallup’s nearly 80 years of polling, it said. The deep party entrenchment showed that Biden’s loss of support is among independent voters, of which only 34 percent say they approved of Biden’s presidency in October, a drop of 21 points since June, the poll found. Biden’s average job approval rating for the third-quarter is down eight points from his second-quarter rating at 53 percent and 11 points from his first-quarter rating, 56 percent, Gallup found. The 88-percent partisan gap in job approval is the largest in Biden’s presidency thus far, and is one of the largest in Gallup’s nearly 80 years of polling, it said.
National School Boards Association disavows letter that led to FBI parent crackdown
“To be clear, the safety of school board members, other public school officials, and students is our top priority, and there remains important work to be done on this issue,” the board wrote. LinkedInThe letter was tweeted out by the Oregon School Boards Association, whose executive director, Jim Green, said in a statement: “We appreciate NSBA’s apology over some of the language in the organization’s appeal for protecting the safety of school board members. “That doesn’t mean the underlying issue — keeping volunteer school board members safe from threats and violence — isn’t important. TwitterParents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting which included a discussion about the academic doctrine known as critical race theory. ShutterstockGarland also insisted during the hearing that the department was not going to investigate parents who take issue with school board policies.
FAA oversight of American Airlines is flawed, watchdog says
A government watchdog said Friday that federal safety regulators routinely fail to ensure that American Airlines gets to the cause of maintenance shortcomings when they are discovered. The report raised questions about the FAA's policy of relying on airline "safety management systems" to find and fix issues before they become hazards. In one case, American flew a plane with a broken emergency-evacuation slide for nearly three years before telling the FAA. In nearly two dozen cases, the FAA closed compliance cases before American fixed the problems, the report said. In 2018, senior lawmakers on the House Transportation Committee asked the inspector general to review FAA’s oversight of maintenance issues at American.
Biden builds taxpayer-funded wall around Delaware beach house, kills border project: Hannity
"Joe Biden and his radical advisors do not care about safety and security, they only care about politics – just look at the border." Hannity noted that Biden sought to "appease the radical left" by ending President Trump's border wall project, cancelling contracts and allowing largely unfettered egress by illegal aliens into the United States. "Ironically, at the same time Biden started construction on a giant wall around his beach house – at your expense of course." On "Hannity", the host went on to note the southern border is a "disaster" as a wall is instead being contracted for the president's beach house. "But Joe Biden is just too busy to visit [the southern border] … but not too busy to spend nearly every weekend in Delaware at the beach."
Larry Kudlow: Biden's presidency has failed in less than a year
You probably read about the Bernie-Manchin exchange in the Senate Democrats' luncheon, where basically Bernie said he wanted $6 trillion. JESSE WATTERS EXPOSES THE GOAL OF BIDEN'S CNN TOWN HALLSuch as the illegal immigrant border surge and the catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan. And the Bidens failed to deal with the container back up on the west coast and originally sided with the longshoreman’s union not to do anything about it. And so in less than a year, Biden’s presidency has failed. This article is adapted from Larry Kudlow's opening commentary on the October 22, 2021 edition of "Kudlow."
Loudoun County schools boss Scott Ziegler knew of alleged sex assault despite denial: report
The father, Scott Smith, was arrested after confronting officials about the alleged attack at a June 22 school board meeting, where he claimed that his daughter had been assaulted by a “boy in a skirt.”Scott Smith being detained by authorities at the school board meeting in June. “The school’s counseling team is providing services for students who witnessed the parent’s behavior.”Beth Barts stepped down from the board. Loudoun County Public SchoolsZiegler reportedly send the email about the alleged assault at the end of May. FacebookAt that point, Ziegler added: “The alleged victim is being tended to by” law enforcement. “I will do better in the future.”On the same day, school board member Beth Barts resigned, though she did not disclose her reasons for doing so.
De Blasio blames everyone but himself for Rikers Island debacle
When confronted with Rikers, the mayor blames everyone and everything but himself. The Eric M. Taylor Center, on Rikers, closed early that March. The Taylor Center had an intake center, but when it shut, new inmates overwhelmed Bantum. Recently closing the Brooklyn Detention Complex closed and Eric M. Taylor Center contributed to the overcrowding at Rikers Island. Over the first seven years of the de Blasio administration, the city spent a total of $492.2 million on large-scale physical projects at the Department of Correction.
Sasse blasts Biden admin's 'persistent lie' about number of Americans trapped in Afghanistan
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., released a statement Friday criticizing President Biden's administration after it "repeatedly lied" about the number of Americans that remain "trapped behind Taliban lines" in Afghanistan. "The Biden Administration has shamelessly and repeatedly lied about the number of Americans trapped behind Taliban lines," Sasse said in a statement. In a statement provided to Fox News, Sasse communications director James Wegmann insisted reports from the administration conflict with public reports regarding departures of Americans from Afghanistan. "Since the end of August, their ‘around a hundred’ line has stayed the same despite public reports of Americans leaving," said Wegmann. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., said in August that he believes the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was a "f------ disaster" of "epic proportions."
Virginia Democrats sue USPS over backlog of election-related mail
The Virginia Democratic Party filed suit against the U.S. Postal Service on Friday, alleging local branches of the federal agency have failed to process and deliver election-related mail ahead of a crucial gubernatorial race. Filed in U.S. District Court, the lawsuit alleges the backlog in mail across several counties "threatens to disenfranchise thousands of Virginia voters." Virginia Democratic officials asked the court to compel the USPS to expedite the process before Election Day on Nov. 2. The lawsuit claims thousands of absentee ballots have arrived at USPS facilities but have yet to be processed, while some voters who requested ballots haven’t received them.
Jesse Watters exposes the goal of Biden's CNN town hall
Jesse Watters revealed the purpose of Biden's town hall on CNN Friday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," saying it was to make Americans "aware" of who is really in charge of the United States. JESSE WATTERS: Not many people were watching Joe Biden’s town hall last night. Given the obvious deterioration of Joe Biden’s mind – he now struggles to form coherent sentences – why have this town hall at all? The point of last night’s town hall was to make that undeniable. WATCH JESSE WATTERS' FULL MONOLOGUE HERE:
De Blasio bears central blame for the horrors at Rikers
Disastrous mismanagement, with Mayor Bill de Blasio effectively egging the crisis on. Not until corrections staff protested the terrifying working conditions at the Rikers jails in August did elected officials start visiting and the public realize the enormity of the crisis. The filthy conditions harken back over a century, to jails and prisons before Rikers. The complete ban on punitive solitary confinement, along with other softening of discipline rules, empowered the worst of the worst among the jail’s population. After embracing the idea of replacing Rikers, the mayor ignored it.
Another child comes forward in DMX estate battle, bringing total to 15
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Another woman has come forward claiming to be the child of legendary late hip-hop artist DMX — bringing the total of children he allegedly fathered to 15. The development comes as the battle over DMX’s estate and all future earnings from his music takes a new turn. On Friday, Judge Helen Blackwood appointed DMX’s three sons Xavier, Tacoma and Sean Simmons from his 16-year marriage to Tashera Simmons as the temporary administrators of the estate of their late father. DMX’s sons Xavier, Tacoma and Sean Simmons. Herbert Nass, the trusts and and estates attorney for Xavier, Tacoma and Sean Simmons, said, “Judge Blackwood appointed Xavier, Tacoma and Sean as the temporary administrators of the estate.
Will Cain has questions after the Biden town hall
Fox News host Will Cain began Friday's "Fox News Primetime" digging into President Biden's "disastrous" townhall the night before, leaving Cain to wonder "who is in charge of this White House." WILL CAIN: CNN aired a disastrous town hall with President Biden last night...Joe Biden, Oct 21: But but but but here's the point, we're in a situation now where if you are in a circumstance that you're not able to provide, let me cut to the chase. That was our president doing his best Grandpa Simpson impression there – getting lost in his own story. Biden: Long Beach. This is what the Democrats want – for you to ignore whoever is pulling the strings of Joe Biden...
White House panned for citing 'reporting' about Biden's 2008 'drive through' at the border amid scrutiny
The White House was panned by critics over its defense of President Biden, who is facing intense scrutiny over his absence at the southern border. On Friday, Fox News' Peter Doocy pressed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about whether or not Biden had ever been to the border. "Why did President Biden say he has been to the border," Doocy asked. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS CLARIFY MULITPLE BIDEN COMMENTS MADE DURING LIVE TOWN HALL"Where did she get this talking point from - THE BABYLON BEE?!" CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"People come from Central America and Mexico to go to the border," Psaki said.
It’s the White House siccing the FBI on parents who question CRT nonsense
This is outrageous, even though Garland fudged on whether it was at the White House’s behest that he issued his remarkable public guidance. He told federal prosecutors and the FBI to actively investigate threats or violence against school officials and/or boards, a dramatic display of intimidation. After all, this is the same White House that ordered the Centers for Disease Control to let teachers-union boss Randi Weingarten dictate parts of their guidance on school masking. The clear message of Garland’s guidance was that parents better watch out if they dare to speak up, and it’s obvious the White House was behind his move. The Biden White House, in short, is politicizing the Justice Department in a bid to stifle dissent — free speech!
McAuliffe shrugged off Northam blackface photo as 'dumb mistake 40 years ago' months after calling it racist
In a 2019 interview, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe denied in a 2019 interview that current Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wore blackface in a college yearbook photo and shrugged it off as a dumb mistake. "Listen, even if it had been him in the blackface, you know," McAuliffe said while promoting his book in July of 2019. "Terry has always been clear that what happened in that photo was wrong," McAuliffe campaign spokesperson Christina Freundlich said in a statement to CNN. The McAuliffe campaign put out a media advisory this week alerting the press that Biden would campaign with McAuliffe in Arlington next Tuesday, exactly one week before the election.
Deafening silence on migrant kids and other commentary
Yet White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki mocked its importance, and legacy media outlets largely ignored it. Biden’s registering “major dips on a range of issues and personal characteristics,” including honesty, mental sharpness and competence. “Did any viewer — other than the most partisan Democrat — walk away from that town hall . In June, 78 percent ranked “rising prices” as a big problem, and voters connected it to government spending. will speak in somber tones.” Warnings of “impending doom will be issued.” And “absolutely nothing will be accomplished.” Why?
The race for governor in Virginia shows just how far out-of-touch Democrats are
Glenn Youngkin, McAuliffe’s ascendant opponent, is a quintessential Republican office seeker. McAuliffe and Youngkin are tied at 46 percent each, according to an Oct. 16-19 Monmouth University survey of 1,005 registered Virginia voters. While 91 percent of Democrats backed McAuliffe, 94 percent of Republicans supported Youngkin, as did 48 percent of independents versus 39 percent for McAuliffe. Steve Helber, File/APWithin hours, Team Youngkin made McAuliffe’s quote world famous, via TV ads, social media and widespread news coverage. Opponents of the academic doctrine known as critical race theory enter a school board meeting at the Loudoun County School Board headquarters.
Don’t let Dems turn America into a Europen-style, cradle-to-grave welfare state
The $3.5 trillion bill that President Joe Biden and Democrats are now attempting to cram through Congress via reconciliation is meant to create a European-style, cradle-to-grave welfare state here in the United States. For them, even American exceptionalism, the idea that the United States occupies a unique position in world history, is ugly and plainly wrong. Sen. Bernie Sanders has often praised European welfare systems. As the money and benefits of redistribution become more generous, increasing numbers of citizens are incentivized to set aside their traditionally strong work ethic and rely on the state. No one should dismiss the inherent unfairness that sometimes exists in any system, but a society that values and incentivizes personal self-determination also creates a strong work ethic, a strong sense of fairness and more opportunity.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 23, 2021
It was reported that planeloads of migrant children are being flown secretly into cities around the country at night. They begin in Texas along the border, which has overwhelmed border security agents who are deluged with illegal migrants. Gary MottolaBrooklynKudos to Miranda Devine for her excellent reporting on the secret flights dumping illegal immigrants under cover of darkness (“Migrants Shuttled Into NY On Air Biden,” Oct. 19). Robert SpitalnickGreat NeckWe have been hearing about the migrants coming into our country, even with a pandemic that’s out of control. Donald IrvingThe BronxIt comes as no surprise that the Biden administration is quietly slipping immigrant kids into our society.
Gov. Kathy Hochul hires de blasio’s ex- staffers for key posts
Hochul then nominated Mary Bassett as her new health commissioner to replace the outgoing, embattled Dr. Howard Zucker, and her appointment will take effect Dec. 1. Mary Bassett was was Mayor De Blasio’s health commissioner. Evan Agostini/Invision/APBassett was Hizzoner’s health commissioner, too, and is leaving a plum post at Harvard University to head the DOH as the state continues its COVID-19 recovery. She was former deputy director of Intergovernmental Affairs for Hizzoner. Amit S. Bagga worked as the Deputy Director for NYC Census.
Buffalo’s Dem Socialist mayoral hopeful India Walton to debate incumbent Byron Brown
ALBANY — The two Democrats vying in Buffalo’s mayoral race — Socialist candidate India Walton, who won the primary and four-term incumbent Byron Brown, who is running as a write-in — will debate Wednesday at St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute. “Here we have an incumbent mayor who loses the primary to a candidate who calls herself a Democratic Socialist — and he decides he will remain a candidate on the ballot as a write-in.”India Walton, the Democratic mayoral candidate in Buffalo, has agreed to debate incumbent Mayor Byron Brown. Brown is running a write-in campaign for mayor after losing the Democratic primary to Walton. Walton, a Democratic Socialist, scored a major upset against Brown in the primary. Lina said he invited Walton, Brown and another write-in candidate, Ben Carlisle, who is running neither as a Republican or a Democrat, and all three hopefuls will be present Wednesday.
Kamala Harris still has no plans to visit border as feds confirm 1.7M illegals arrested
“I don’t have any [plans] at this moment, no,” Harris told reporters as she left an event in the Bronx Friday afternoon. The veep had been asked if she intended to visit the border before the end of this year. The feds reported CBP has detained 1,734,686 illegal immigrants attempting to enter the US via the southwest border in fiscal year 2021, which ended Sept. 30 — the most on record. In fiscal year 2000, which began in October 1999 and ended on Sept. 30, 2000, CBP reported 1,643,679 migrant stops at the frontier. The last time border encounters topped 1 million was in fiscal year 2006, when border authorities collared 1,071,972 migrants.
Wild brawl caught on video erupts at Staten Island’s Wagner High School
A violent melee erupted inside Wagner High School on Staten Island on Friday, leaving school safety agents tumbling to the ground and a dean bloodied. Staff and safety agents tried to break up the chaos at Wagner High School on Oct. 22, 2021. Johnson lauded school safety agents in a statement Friday. “Our school safety officers are paramount in keeping our school communities safe,” he said. “The violence at Wagner High School today was horrifying, and I pray for those injured — including the school safety staff who courageously intervened,” he said.
Chris Wallace: White House Doesn’t Have Full Confidence In Biden’s Ability To Handel Tough Sit-Down Interviews
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Chris Wallace, Host of Fox News Sunday joined the Guy Benson Show to talk about President Biden’s reluctances to give sit-down one on one interviews with members of the press. You know, he doesn’t inspire confidence and reassurance that what he says is going to happen and that he’s in in command of the situation. On its fact.”President Biden has given a limited number of interviews, Wallace speculated on why, saying“No, he hasn’t. And there’s a reason, you know, there’s a reason for everything in politics. And then they didn’t.”Wallace reacted to the ongoing negotiations between moderate Democrats and the White House on the President’s trillion dollar spending plan, saying
Plane that crashed in Houston had not flown in 10 months
A private jet that ran off a runway and crashed through a fence before bursting into flames at a Texas airport had not been flown since December and investigators are looking into maintenance performed on the plane, federal authorities said Thursday. National Transportation Safety Board member Michael Graham said the plane left 1,200 feet (365 meters) of tire marks on the runway at Houston Executive Airport in Brookshire, Texas, on Tuesday. "There was a heavy braking event, which appears to be an aborted takeoff, so we do know that the brakes were effectively working before the aircraft exited the runway," Graham said at a briefing. The plane was owned by an investment firm in the Houston area and the firm’s owner was on the plane. The board typically takes 12 to 18 months to issue a final report and determine the cause of an accident.
Biden now blames longshoremen, has trapped himself in a 'green' box as inflation spikes: 'The Five'
In response, host Jesse Watters lamented how Biden's statements show a lack of basic economic acumen:"His answers were ‘I don’t have any answers.' On the first day of his presidency, Biden executively canceled a new energy pipeline between Alberta, Canada and the Gulf Coast. As the inflation goes up, gas prices and oil go up. And a weaker dollar makes gas prices and oil go even further up. So he’s going to have high prices, high inflation, and a weak dollar and sit around and have no answers for this.
YouTube deletes rapper's 'Let's Go Brandon' song claiming 'medical misinformation'
Rapper Bryson Gray announced on Twitter Thursday that his music video poking fun at President Joe Biden was removed from YouTube due to "medical misinformation." "YouTube has banned ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ song from YouTube due to ‘medical information,’ Gray posted on Twitter. GOP CONGRESSMAN ENDS FLOOR SPEECH WITH 'LET'S GO, BRANDON'Gray said that initially the lyric version of the video was banned but then the actual music video was taken down. The phrase "Let’s Go Brandon" became an internet phenomenon after an NBC reporter told viewers during a NASCAR Xfinity series broadcast that fans in the stands were shouting "Let’s Go Brandon!" CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAt a Chicago airport, a man tricked an airline worker into saying the phrase "Let’s Go Brandon!"
Natural resources left in Afghanistan are 'a treasure chest for our adversaries,' veteran congressman says
Rep. Brian Mast told Fox News that the Taliban's control over Afghanistan's natural resources leaves a "treasure chest" for U.S. adversaries that could put the U.S. in a "very bad place." "As somebody that fought in Afghanistan, left limbs in Afghanistan and, unfortunately, a lot of friends in Afghanistan, I can tell you that there's a lot of reasons that we fought," the Florida Republican said. "One of the reasons that we didn't fight is to leave a treasure chest for our adversaries like China and others," he continued. The resources include rare semi-precious gems, copper, iron, gold, uranium and lithium, which is essential for alternative energy sources. The minerals and resources "will be very likely mined by child slave labor" and will "be given out to countries that we absolutely consider adversaries," he added.
Psaki says Biden approval ratings low because people 'tired of fighting' the pandemic he vowed to shut down
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden's approval ratings are so low because people are "tired of fighting" the coronavirus pandemic, which Biden promised to "shut down" during the 2020 campaign. A reporter asked Psaki during the White House's Friday press conference why the president's approval ratings have plummeted. Psaki claimed to the reporter that Biden's approval is slipping due to pandemic fatigue – the same pandemic Biden promised on the campaign trail to end. "And people are tired of fighting the pandemic, they’re tired of the impact on their lives." Psaki then continued the Biden administration's strategy of blaming others, specifically the unvaccinated, for the president's dismal approval ratings.
Gene Simmons lists Las Vegas home overlooking the strip for $15M
Gene Simmons is listing his extravagant Las Vegas estate for $15 million, less than a year after he purchased it. Realtor.comFeatures include a courtyard entry with a floating pathway over a Koi pond, disappearing glass walls throughout the property to blend the indoor and outdoor spaces, according to the listing. The formal living room looks out to the Las Vegas strip. Realtor.comThe view of the Las Vegas strip at night in another sitting area. The home features three sets of television sets in a living area.
Adams and Sliwa trade more barbs as early voting set to start
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and conservative activist Curtis Sliwa traded barbs Friday as the race to become the Big Apple’s next mayor entered the home stretch. Early voting begins Saturday in the citywide election where many races are formalities. “It’s clear that I’ve gotten under Eric Adams’ skin,” Curtis Sliwa said. Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesAdams countered that he arrived in the studio first and Sliwa never approached him. Meanwhile, Adams late Friday announced he planned to attend an event that evening being put on by the Rev.
Don’t fall for Dems’ self-serving baloney about safeguarding elections: Vote ‘No’ on NY’s Props. 1, 3 and 4
New Yorkers should see through the “progressives’” charade and resoundingly vote “No” on Propositions 1, 3 and 4. These ballot initiatives would dramatically change how elections take place in the Empire State — all to the advantage of the Democratic Party, naturally. And Proposition 4 would legalize universal voting by mail throughout New York state. Those who truly care about democracy and understand how elections function will reject Propositions 1, 3 and 4. Jerry Kassar is chairman of the New York State Conservative Party.
Psaki refuses to say how White House picks reporters allowed into Biden events
Press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday refused to say how White House staffers select reporters allowed into recent presidential events. White House press Ssecretary Jen Psaki did not explain how certain reporters are selected for White House events with President Joe Biden when asked by The Post. “So I’m hoping you can demystify for us how White House staff are selecting which journalists get into these events — is it first come, first serve or something? White House staff have given inconsistent explanations to reporters about the process behind choosing who get to attend the forums, where Biden sometimes takes questions. Psaki only claimed that the White House has limited number of spaces for reporters at events with President Biden.
Filmmakers, actors want safer on-set gun rules after Baldwin shooting
Filmmakers and actors want safer gun rules on movie sets in the wake of an accidentally deadly prop gun shooting by Alec Baldwin, sources said Friday. Directors should hire special gun experts to oversee safety during movie making along with requiring more hands-on weapons training beforehand, prop experts and actors told The Post. Actor Jack Mulcahy III said that film sets should hire gun experts to help keep people safe. KAMCBut hands-on gun training courses and shorter work days would also help curb deadly gun mistakes, the prop assistant said. Kevin Williams, who worked in the prop industry in LA for 20 years, said it was “hard to say” if the Baldwin shooting will result in more gun regulation.
Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes
A New York jury convicted a former associate of Rudy Giuliani on Friday of charges that he made illegal campaign contributions to influence U.S. politicians and advance his business interests. The Soviet-born Florida businessman had insisted through his lawyer that he never used the Russian’s money for political donations. TRUMP DID NOT VIOLATE CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW, DESPITE WHAT PROSECUTORS SAYOutside the courtroom after the verdict, Parnas said, "I’ve never hid from nobody. A co-defendant, Ukraine-born investor Andrey Kukushkin, was convicted of being part of the effort to use Muraviev’s money for political contributions. Giuliani has insisted that he knew nothing about potentially illegal campaign contributions by either Parnas or Fruman.
Greg Gutfeld: Kamala Harris has accomplished the rare feat of being invisible and unpopular
*Cesar Romero as The Joker laughing*True: we'd have more luck finding Cesar Romero at a laundromat in Queens, than finding Kamala anywhere. Guess that means it's time for: In Search of Kamala Harris. Welcome to "In search of Kamala Harris." DEVINE: KAMALA HARRIS INCHES CLOSER TO 2024 AND DEMS ARE TERRIFIEDSince she took office, she's not held one solo press conference. This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld's opening monologue on the September 1, 2021 edition of "Gutfeld!"
GOP calls for Fauci investigation, resignation mount after NIH admits funding gain-of-function research
GOP calls for an investigation and the resignation of Dr. Anthony Fauci have escalated following this week’s revelation that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded gain of function research on the coronavirus. "For the past year and a half, critical decisions for the whole country have hinged off of Dr. Fauci’s advice and decrees. "Dr. Fauci must resign and should face prosecution for perjury." Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst has not called for Fauci’s resignation but said an investigation needs to be conducted. "Instead of getting to the bottom of this, Dr. Fauci has repeatedly dismissed or denied what we now know to be true.
Michigan's Whitmer under fire for sluggish response to Benton Harbor lead water crisis
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has come under fire for her sluggish response to the water crisis in the city of Benton Harbor. The community of Benton Harbor, Michigan, is currently without safe water due to decades-old lead pipes poisoning the water supply and the state and local governments' slow-moving responses to the crisis, advocates say. City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously declared a state of emergency and empowered Mayor Marcus Muhammad to lead Benton Harbor's response. Edward Pinkney, who leads the Benton Harbor Community Water Council, told Fox News in a phone interview that Whitmer and Muhammad should have responded to the crisis "three years ago." The Whitmer administration's handling of the Benton Harbor crisis has caught the state legislature's attention as well.
DHS pays over $455K to build ‘security fencing’ around Biden’s beach home
The DHS is listed as the main awarding and funding office of the contract while the US Secret Service is listed as the subagency. For security reasons, the Secret Service declined to discuss their "protective means and methods" with The Post when asked for comment. YOU CAN BE JOE BIDEN'S NEIGHBOR FOR $2.4 MILLIONThe construction of the private security fence comes in a chaotic first year of Biden’s presidency, which has seen historic numbers of illegal immigrants crossing at the southern border. It is not the first time since Biden took office that security has been boosted around the North Shores home. During his second visit, the Coast Guard also took security measures by creating security zones in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and Atlantic Ocean.
Shaquille O’Neal finally scores a buyer for Florida mansion
Christian Pestana RodriguezO’Neal purchased this home for $3.95 million in 1993, and in later years expanded and customized its footprint. O’Neal, who hails from Newark, N.J., made a splash in 2018 when listing images of the 12-bedroom home went public. Christian Pestana RodriguezIn its 2021 redesign, listing images showcase a master bedroom with a regular-shaped bed, with the space itself newly painted white for simple viewing. Christian Pestana RodriguezThe property sits on nearly four acres looking out to Lake Butler and in the gated Isleworth golf community. Christian Pestana RodriguezOutside, there’s a 95-foot-long pool that’s 15 feet deep — the latter of which is more than twice Shaq’s 7-foot-1 height.
Retailers turn to bizarre tactics to cover up empty shelves as supply chain crisis worsens
Retailers in the US are resorting to bizarre methods to conceal increasingly bare shelves brought on by the supply chain crisis. As the situation worsens, stores have attempted to literally cover up their shelves. “Our Safeway appears to be trying to hide the supply shortage by using single lines of products to fill shelves,” she wrote. “Even as the sort of work to fight back against COVID proceeded, it was crystal clear that things were not improving on supply chain. “I think the important thing to understand here is that there are multiple issues that are impacting the supply chain,” she said.
How To Lead Your Kids To Christ
This week, Shannon sits down with Anne Graham Lotz & Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright to discuss their new book, Jesus Followers: Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation. They discuss the way the newer generations have been lacking faith in the Lord and how they hope their book can inspire parents through personal anecdotes to seek a relationship with God. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @ShannonBream
Washington Post fact-checker calls asking about Biden visiting the border 'a bit of a gotcha question'
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler seemed to dismiss the ongoing inquires of whether or not President Biden has gone to the southern border and if he has any intention of visiting in the future. Biden raised eyebrows on Thursday at CNN's town hall when he was asked by an attendee why he hadn't been to the southern border as president. "The drive took Biden along a route that for a few minutes hugs the border of the United States and Mexico. WAPO GIVES CLAIM BIDEN IRS WILL ‘SPY’ ON BANK RECORDS ‘3 PINOCCHIOS,’ SAYS WILL ‘MONITOR’ SUM OF TRANSACTIONSDespite the record-shattering surge of migrants at the border, Kessler suggested pressing Biden on his past and future visits to the border is trivial. "Whether the president has ever visited the border — or will — is a bit of a gotcha question," Kessler wrote.
FLASHBACK: Media defended Anthony Fauci's false claims about Wuhan lab funding in feud with Rand Paul
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) admitted Thursday that it funded gain-of-function research on bats infected with coronaviruses at a lab in Wuhan, China despite repeated denials from Dr. Anthony Fauci that U.S. tax dollars were used. RAND PAUL BLASTS ANTHONY FAUCI AFTER NIH ADMITS GAIN-OF-FUNCTION FUNDING"You may remember a dust up in July between Dr. Fauci & [Rand Paul] around precisely this point. Holden noted that Newsweek also picked up the MSNBC interview and ran its own headline "treating Fauci's word as gospel." FAUCI RESISTED TRUMP DIRECTIVE TO CANCEL VIRUS RESEARCH GRANT LINKED TO WUHAN LAB: BOOK"This is yet another example of the power of media to frame stories. "Some might say that media are only as good as their sources: if the authority on this wasn’t truthful, how could the media know better?
Heckler interrupts Kamala Harris speech in Bronx, gets escorted out
Vice President Kamala Harris was delivering a speech in the Bronx when a protester stood up and began shouting something about climate change, drownings and the "right to infrastructure." "You are right, brother," Harris responded. "I know you are, and how about you and I talk about that –" Harris said. DID KAMALA HARRIS VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW IN VIRGINIA? As a security agent escorted the man from the room, Harris added that "everybody gets a chance to talk, and everybody gets a chance to be heard."
Migrant encounters at southern border just under 200,000 in September, as FY 2021 breaks record
Migrant encounters at the southern border dropped slightly to under the 200,000 mark in September, data released Friday by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show – as numbers for FY 2021 show record numbers amid an ongoing border crisis that has been a major challenge for the Biden administration. It means that there has been more than 1.7 million encounters at the border in Fiscal Year 2021, marking the highest number for a fiscal year on record. The Biden administration has only been expelling single adults and a fraction of migrant families under the order. It means that CBP says that the number of unique encounters in Sept. 2021 was 142,710. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS GATHERING AT SOUTHERN BORDER AHEAD OF ‘REMAIN IN MEXICO RESTART' SOURCES SAYThe Biden administration has been facing a massive migrant surge which has overwhelmed officials and communities.
Biden has lost more approval at start of term than any other president since World War II, poll finds
Polling shows that President Joe Biden has suffered a larger approval rating drop at the start of his term than any president since World War II. New polling from Gallup shows that Biden’s approval rating dropped from 56% in Q1 to 44.7% in Q3 which represents an 11.3% drop that has not been experienced by any president since World War II. Additionally, Democrats in Congress have failed to advance Biden’s infrastructure and spending agenda, further exacerbating his approval rating struggles. Conversely, 92% of Democrats approve of the job Biden is doing and 6% disapprove. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe 88% partisan gap in job approval is the highest since Biden took office.
New Facebook whistleblower accuses social media giant of ignoring hate speech
A new Facebook whistleblower has told the Securities and Exchange Commission under penalty of perjury that the company has constantly shrugged off concerns about hate speech and misinformation in pursuit of growth, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Facebook leadership also had a blasé attitude about legislators’ efforts to investigate the company, according to the report. Some legislators will get pissy,” Facebook communications official Tucker Bounds said in 2017, according to the reported whistleblower. Meanwhile we are printing money in the basement, and we are fine.”Bounds, Facebook and the SEC did not immediately reply to requests for comment. APA source who worked at Facebook at the same time the whistleblower was there told The New York Post that the alleged quote from Bounds sounds accurate.
White House walks back comments Joe Biden made during CNN town hall
The White House is in damage control on Friday following multiple comments from President Biden during his live CNN town hall that have required his spokespeople to “clarify” his words, including a commitment to defend Taiwan from a possible attack by China. “China, Russia, and the rest of the world knows we have the most powerful military in the history of the world,” Biden said. President Biden said he doesn’t want a “Cold War with China.” REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWithout fully walking back the president’s comments, a White House spokesperson told Fox News on Friday that Biden “was not announcing any change in our policy.”“There is no change in our policy,” the spokesperson said. The White House walked back President Biden’s statement about using National Guard troops as truck drivers to help alleviate some of the supply-chain crisis. “We are not actively pursuing the use of the National Guard on a federal level,” an official told Fox News.
Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas guilty on all counts
An associate of Rudy Giuliani and his co-defendant were found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court Friday on all counts related to a scheme to solicit illegal campaign contributions from a foreign national in 2018. The jury found Lev Parnas guilty of all six counts against him, while his co-defendant, Andrey Kukushkin, was found guilty of the two counts he faced, conspiracy to make contributions by a foreign national and making a contribution by a foreign national. Andrey Kukushkin was found guilty on two counts in the trial. Stefan Jeremiah/APGiuliani was not charged alongside Parnas, Kukushkin and a third defendant who pleaded guilty, Igor Fruman, but the Giuliani remains under investigation by federal authorities from the Southern District of New York. Parnas and Kukushkin had pleaded not guilty prior to their trial.
OnlyFans star Baby G withdraws sex assault claim in case against mogul
The OnlyFans star who sued her ex-boyfriend claiming that he sexually assaulted her seems to have withdrawn the abuse allegations. Gurzanski’s attorneys have filed an amended complaint in California Supreme Court which takes out all references to sexual assault, or the Louboutin-branded olive-branch. Stefanie Gurzanski is singing a different tune months after accusing Stephen Cloobeck of sexual assault. The new filing said that Cloobeck did perform oral sex on her at their first meeting, but now it doesn’t say that it was without her consent. The revised suit is now going after Cloobeck — who Gurzanski dumped after five months — for defamation and posting her private pictures online, among other allegations.
Psaki cites ‘reporting’ that Biden drove through southern border in 2008
“As you may have seen, there’s been reporting that he did drive through the border when he was on the campaign trail in 2008,” Psaki said. Psaki emphasized that Biden has “worked on these issues throughout his entire career,” despite appearing to have not purposely visited the southern border since. Psaki added that President Biden has worked on immigration issues during his long political career. I’m asking you a question because I think people should understand the context.”White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden went near the border during the 2008 campaign. Felix Marquez/AP“The president does not believe a photo op is the same as solutions,” Psaki said.
Kamala Harris’ NYC speech interrupted by shouting man
Vice President Kamala Harris was heckled during a visit to the Bronx to promote the Build Back Better agenda on October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mike SegarThe man started yelling about the deaths in New York City from flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. It could have been prevented if we had the right infrastructure,” the heckler yelled. Harris admitted the man was right about the deaths being preventable with better infrastructure. And how about you and I talk about that,” she said before he interrupted her again, this time shouting about China’s Belt and Road initiative.
Steve Hilton: “Nasty” Biden “Relishes The Idea Of People Losing Their Jobs”
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, host of “The Next Revolution” on Fox News Steve Hilton said why President Biden’s gives people the impression he’s empathic to the American voter, he’s actually much more shallow and narcissistic than people realize. He’s a completely narcissistic, consumed with his own ambition, basically his entire adult life, he’s wanted to be president. He’s changed his position on every single issue, going with the wind wherever the power is in his party. He’s actually really nasty the in the way he relishes the idea of people losing their jobs. There’s something really bad about him, as well as being incompetent and clueless and weak and ineffective and all the rest of it.”
Biden border absence defended by Psaki, who says he made a 'drive through' in 2008
BIDEN SAYS HE HASN'T HAD TIME TO VISIT SOUTHERN BORDER, ADMITS HE PROBABLY SHOULD"Why did President Biden say he has been to the border," Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked Psaki, referencing remarks made by the president during Thursday night's town hall with CNN. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFurther pressed by Doocy on whether that does "count as a visit," Psaki began to ask questions. "People come from Central America and Mexico to go to the border," Psaki said. "The president has been to those countries ten times to talk about border issues. The president does not believe a photo-op is the same as solutions."
Daines demands answers on Afghan parolee accused of Montana rape, calls DHS statement 'deeply insufficient'
"Your initial generic statements concerning Zabihullah Mohmand, an Afghan granted humanitarian parole by [DHS] and resettled to Missoula, Montana, and who was recently charged with sexual assault, have been deeply insufficient," Daines said in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. AFGHAN EVACUEE CHARGED WITH RAPE IN MONTANA, GOVERNOR SAYS, DEMANDING RESETTLEMENT HALTMohmand was arrested in Missoula, Montana after police received a 911 call from the victim and a local motel about concerning behavior. Daines said that Mohmand was resettled in Montana in early October, "fewer than two weeks before allegedly committing this horrible crime." Greg Gianforte to call for a halt on resettlements in the state until there are assurances on vetting and answers about the case. A DHS spokesperson told Fox on Friday that it responds to congressional correspondence through official channels.
GOP Rep. Chip Roy grills AG Garland on alleged Loudoun County sexual assault cover-up
Garland recently issued a directive that critics say amounts to an effort to silence conservative parents who appear at school board meetings. Garland repeatedly denied having any knowledge about the case or about the Loudoun County School Board's alleged cover-up, which has emerged as an issue in Virginia's toss-up gubernatorial election early next month, during a congressional hearing. LOUDOUN COUNTY PARENTS DEMAND SUPERINTENDENT RESIGN OVER ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN SCHOOLS"Attorney General, do you believe that a father attending a meeting, exercising his First Amendment rights … that this is domestic terrorism?" "No, I do not think that parents getting angry at school boards for whatever reason constitute domestic terrorism," Garland replied. The congressman asked whether the FBI or the DOJ is investigating the Loudoun County School Board.
Dr. Robert Jeffress: VP Harris' McAuliffe endorsement reveals the blatant hypocrisy of Biden's IRS
Vice President Kamala Harris taped a video that reportedly is being shown for the next few Sundays in about 300 churches across the state. JONATHAN TURLEY: VP HARRIS' MCAULIFFE ENDORSEMENT VIDEO MAY VIOLATE FEDERAL LAWThe ad features the vice president herself instructing churchgoers to go to the polls to vote for McAuliffe after their church service lets out. Near the end of her video, Vice President Harris says this, and I’m quoting directly here:"In 2020, more Virginians voted than ever before, and because you did, you helped send President Joe Biden and me to the White House. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERThey said Vice President Harris is "using religious institutions for politicking" through an "inappropriate mixing of government, politics, and religion." Will the Biden IRS punish Democrat-leaning churches the same way it punishes conservative groups like Christians Engaged?
America ignores CNN's 'softball' Biden town hall, turns to regular programming on Fox News, MSNBC instead
CNN’s heavily publicized town hall with President Biden failed to resonate with viewers, finishing with a smaller audience than regular programming on both Fox News and MSNBC. CNN’s town hall moderated by Anderson Cooper, which was criticized for being "littered with watered-down softballs" and completely ignoring Afghanistan, averaged only 1.2 million viewers from 8-9:30 p.m. During that same time frame, Fox News averaged 2.8 million and MSNBC averaged 1.4 million viewers. ET, averaging a dismal 984,000 viewers compared to 2.6 million for Fox News and 1.4 million for MSNBC. Many of the viewers who did tune in to CNN’s Biden town hall has problems with it.
Loudoun email reveals superintendent notified school board on day of alleged sexual assault
The superintendent for Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) sent an email alerting the school board of an alleged assault on the same day as the one that has captured national headlines. WTOP first reported the May 28 message, which was addressed to "School Board Confidential." "In this case, the superintendent sent an email message to the board on Friday, May 28, 2021. A copy of that email message is attached. Neither did School Board Chairwoman Brenda Sheridan.
These hedge funds stand to score big on Trump SPAC frenzy
With shares of Trump SPAC Digital World Acquisition Corp. soaring, a slew of hedge funds that previously reported owning shares in the company stand to win big — and at least one has already cashed in. And while amateur traders appear to be driving the stock up, a slew of institutional Wall Street firms stand to win big, according to financial disclosures. Former President Trump’s newly formed company, Trump Media & Technology Group, announced on Oct. 20, 2021, that it plans to merge with DWAC and take its place on the public markets. Other hedge funds that previously bought shares of the SPAC or were so-called anchor investors in the SPAC ahead of its IPO and stand to win big from the recent rally include: DE Shaw, Castle Creek Strategies, Context Capital Management, Hudson Bay Capital Management, Yakira Capital Management, Meteora Capital Partners, Highbridge Capital Management, Radcliffe Capital Management, K2 Principal Fund, Shaolin Capital Management, Atw Spac Management and Boothbay Fund Management. “The idea that I would help [Trump] build out a fake news business called Truth makes me want to throw up,” an unnamed hedge fund investor said.
‘SNL’ star Colin Jost asks $2.5M for downtown duplex amid growing family
“Saturday Night Live” star Colin Jost is listing his longtime Manhattan duplex for $2.5 million, shortly after welcoming his first child with wife Scarlett Johansson in August. The garden comes with a pre-wired projector screen. Realtor.comThe first-floor bedroom comes with an exposed bathtub. Realtor.comThe primary bedroom. Realtor.comThe primary bathroom.
Neera Tanden lands powerful WH job after previous nomination flop
WASHINGTON — Neera Tanden, whose attack-tweets bashing senators killed her nomination to be White House budget director, has gotten a powerful new job controlling the paperwork that reaches President Biden’s desk. Tanden, 51, will serve as White House staff secretary, which will allow her to decide what official documents and outside communications reach the president. “The Staff Secretary role is the central nervous system of the White House and moves the decision-making process and manages a wide variety of issues for the President,” a White House official said in a statement. “Neera has over two decades of experience in policy and management which are critical elements of the role. Tanden in 2017 accused Murkowski of being “high” on her “own supply.”Tanden will now be in control of what documents and communications reach Biden as his White House staff secretary.
Blac Chyna’s landlord ordered to pay her $58K in reversed decision
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)That’s a lot of back rent. Blac Chyna’s landlord will now have to pay her $58,000 in a shocking reversed decision by a California appeals court, Page Six can exclusively reveal. The ruling also finds that Kremerman “did notundertake diligent efforts to serve White” and the trial court “abused its discretion” when denying Chyna’s request to vacate the ruling in which she was ordered to pay Kremerman. The drama between Chyna and Kremerman first began in 2019 when he sued her for $48,000, claiming she abandoned the lease five months early and accrued thousands of dollars in damages. About a month later, a California judge ruled in favor of Kremerman, ordering Chyna to pay him.
International community 'complicit' in gain-of-function research: book
The global scientific community had "full knowledge" of the research being conducted on bats in the Wuhan lab, Markson charges in her new book " What Really Happened In Wuhan ." "International partners were complicit in so much of this," Markson noted in her book. She found that Australia trained "leading scientists" in the controversial research, while France reportedly constructed the laboratory in conjunction with China. Markson also reported that the U.S. continued to fund scientific gain-of-function research "even after banning it within the United States." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFormer Health Secretary Alex Azar similarly claimed he had no knowledge of restrictions having been lifted on gain-of-function research until media reports surfaced in 2021.
Minneapolis push to dismantle police is 'crash test dummy' for far-left activists: Omar challenger
A Republican challenging Rep. Ilhan Omar said a Minneapolis ballot measure to dismantle the police force is a "crash test dummy" for anti-police activists to spread their agenda to other areas. The efforts to disband the Minneapolis Police Department sparked from the death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020. A coalition of progressive activist organizations, called Yes 4 Minneapolis, have pushed the measure with a Nov. 2 ballot initiative to replace it with a "Department of Public Safety." SOROS BANKROLLS GROUP PUSHING TO 'DISMANTLE,' REPLACE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT"The Department of Public Safety will change the current police-only model of public safety, to allow the City of Minneapolis a funded, accountable and comprehensive public health approach to public safety," a now-deleted portion of the coalition's website read in August. MINNESOTA CAMPAIGN TO REPLACE DEPARTMENT GETS $1M IN NATIONAL, LOCAL DONATIONS"When you talk about Minneapolis, what you're talking about the most radical congresswoman," Davis told Fox News.
Major Pelosi donors sitting on SF park in her district set to receive $200 million from taxpayers
A national park in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district that is set to receive $200 million from taxpayers includes several Pelosi donors on its trust board, Fox News has learned. House Democrats' proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill includes $200 million earmarked for the Presidio national park, which has drawn sharp criticism from Republicans. The Presidio Trust in San Francisco oversees the national park and, per the legislation that established the trust, it must be financially self-sustainable. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The Democrats’ reckless spending spree will waste 200 million taxpayer dollars on a park exclusively in Pelosi’s wealthy home district," Barrasso said. Many of the individuals who run this park are major political donors to Pelosi and other Democrats."
Neera Tanden named White House staff secretary after scuttled OMB nomination
Neera Tanden has been tapped to serve as White House staff secretary, a White House official confirmed to Fox News Friday. Tanden had been serving as a White House senior adviser, prior to her appointment as staff secretary. NEERA TANDEN JOINS BIDEN WH AS ADVISER AFTER OMB NOMINATION PULLEDTanden was initially nominated by President Biden to head the Office of Management and Budget. The nomination was withdrawn earlier this year over a lack of congressional support for her nomination, and following criticism over some of her past posts on Twitter. After her nomination was withdrawn, the president vowed to find a place for Tanden in his administration – one without the requirement of Senate approval.
High Line creator to bring $350M wellness theme park to NYC
One of the visionaries behind the High Line wants to bring more upscale attractions to NYC, this time in the form of a wellness theme park. Robert Hammond, the executive director and co-founder of High Line operating group Friends of the High Line, will lead the development of a $350 million New York location for European resort chain Therme, Crain’s reported. “Therme combines nature, community, well-being and art together in a similar way” as the High Line, he added. Therme's Canada location. Therme's Canada location.
Fed’s Powell says not time to hike rates but may taper bond purchases
“I do think it’s time to taper; I don’t think it’s time to raise rates,” Powell said in a virtual appearance before a conference. The central bank, however, is facing a delicate balancing act in its dual mandate to seek full employment and stable prices. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell says the central bank needs to give the labor market time “to heal” before raising interest rates. Getty ImagesConsumer prices have been rising at more than twice the Fed’s 2% target, but employment is still well below the pre-pandemic level. Getty ImagesFor now, the Fed will watch and wait, he said.
Scorpios least vaccinated astrological sign: Utah health department
More anti-vaxxers are Scorpios than any other astrological sign while Leos and Aquarians have the highest rates of getting COVID-19 jabs, according to a Utah heath department. In an effort to keep locals talking about vaccinations, the Salt Lake County Health Department tweeted a chart breaking down the percentage of residents who have received the shots by zodiac sign. “Now that Mercury is not in retrograde, we’re just going to leave this here… And yes this is based on data,” the department tweeted Tuesday to mixed feedback. The Salt Lake County Health Department tweeted the chart in an effort to keep locals talking about vaccinations. But the health department defended the tweet, saying it was simply a fun way to open up a dialog about combating the virus.
State Dept. tells Congress 368 Americans left in Afghanistan, 178 want out
The US State Department has informed congressional staffers it has been in contact with 368 Americans who remain in Afghanistan — 178 of whom want to leave. The number is substantially higher than the Biden administration previously said were left behind in the country following the US’ chaotic exit in August. Administration officials previously stated that roughly 100 Americans who wanted to be evacuated remained in the area. The Biden administration came under fire from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for its handling of the withdrawal of troops, having abandoned Bagram Air Base before all Americans and US allies were safely evacuated, resulting in the deaths of 13 US service members during an ISIS-K attack on the Kabul airport. A newborn baby is looked after prior to taking off with other Afghan evacuees on a C-17 Globemaster III at a Middle East staging area on Aug. 23, 2021. via REUTERSLawmakers from both parties recently told The Post they speculated that the number of US citizens who remained in the country was higher than what was being publicly projected.
Biden town hall prompts mockery, ‘Beavis and Butthead’ comparisons
“That or he’s about to transform into cornholio,” one user wrote, referencing Beavis’ hyperactive alter ego that usually makes the gesture. President Joe Biden participates in a town hall about his infrastructure investment proposals with CNN’s Anderson Cooper in Baltimore on Oct. 21, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstOthers simply tweeted a doctored image of Biden from Thursday with Beavis’ head photoshopped over his. One Twitter user called for a live action film or show of “Beavis and Butthead” featuring Biden and former President Donald Trump. “Let’s get Biden and Trump to do a live action Beavis and Butthead to heal the nation,” they wrote.
DHS pays over $455K to build ‘security fencing’ around Biden’s beach home
The DHS is listed as the main awarding and funding office of the contract while the US Secret Service is listed as the subagency. For security reasons, the Secret Service declined to discuss their “protective means and methods” with The Post when asked for comment. REUTERS/Ken CedenoThe construction of the private security fence comes in a chaotic first year of Biden’s presidency, which has seen historic numbers of illegal immigrants crossing at the southern border. It is not the first time since Biden took office that security has been boosted around the North Shores home. During his second visit, the Coast Guard also took security measures by creating security zones in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and Atlantic Ocean.
Kennedy Saves Your Racing Stagnation
On this episode, Kennedy sits down with, Creator of the Death Race and the Spartan Race, Joe De Sena, to talk about rediscovering the joy in races and how races like the Spartan Race are the perfect way to help you do that. Joe describes the inspiration behind the Spartan Race and other races like it and Kennedy explains races like that can be a fun environment to test yourself without any judgment. Follow Kennedy on Twitter: @KennedyNation
Larry Kudlow: 'Big snoop’ is the worst of a 'million bad ideas' by Democrats
FOX Business host Larry Kudlow told "America's Newsroom" on Friday that the Democrats’ IRS "snooping" plan is the worst idea in their massive spending bill. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION SCALES BACK IRS BANK-MONITORING PLAN AMID GROWING PUSHBACKLARRY KUDLOW: It has nothing to do with rich people cheating on their taxes. And by the way, the vast, vast, vast majority of rich people do not cheat on their taxes. And America hates it, America hates this. So in a bill of a million bad ideas, I think this is one of the worst.
Tammy Bruce slams Biden's 'shocking' CNN town hall: 'It's as though he doesn't know he's president'
Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce criticized President Biden Friday after his live town hall on CNN. She said on "The Faulkner Focus" that Biden appears to be "observing" things as president rather than taking action. She said his remarks revealed that there is no communication between the president and the White House. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS CLARIFY MULTIPLE BIDEN COMMENTS MADE DURING LIVE TOWN HALLTAMMY BRUCE: It's still kind of shocking. …It's as though Joe Biden doesn't know he's president.
Senate Republicans to soon find out if they've landed a top 2022 recruit
Chris Sununu of New Hampshire on whether he’ll run for the Senate next year. National Republicans view Hassan, a first-term senator and Sununu's predecessor as New Hampshire governor, as very vulnerable heading into next year’s midterms. WHY RICK SCOTT'S TRIP TO NH WAS MORE ABOUT 2022 THAN 2024The lobbying effort by national Republicans this year has included phone calls from Senate GOP Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other prominent Republicans. Republicans have been spotlighting another number in the poll, which indicates Hassan with a 33% favorable and 51% unfavorable rating. Retired Gen. Don Bolduc, who unsuccessfully bid for the Senate GOP nomination in 2020, has been running all year.
White House report on climate, migration opens door to refugee status for 'environmental defenders’
A new White House report on the alleged links between climate change and migration opened the door to potentially giving refugee status to those who are classed as "climate activists" or "environmental defenders." The "Report on the Impact of Climate Change on Migration" includes claims that "there is an interplay between climate change and various aspects of eligibility for refugee status." It also states that "adverse impacts of climate change" could affect whether someone has a viable relocation alternative within their own country. "Climate activists, or environmental defenders, persecuted for speaking out on government inaction on climate change may also have a plausible claim to refugee status," the document says. Later, in its recommendations for the U.S. government, it recommends that the administration "assess how climate change may intersect with the criteria for refugee status" and includes those claims based on "environmental defense or climate change activism."
CNN gives Biden a pass on Afghanistan, completely ignores topic during 90-minute town hall
President Biden took questions for roughly 90 minutes during a highly publicized, although low-rated, CNN town hall event on Thursday, but nobody bothered to ask the commander-in-chief about the botched withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. "How Anderson Cooper — who has won awards for his reporting from war zones including Afghanistan — felt no need to ask even one question on Afghanistan is telling. Jacobs began, "Mr. President, on Afghanistan—""I’m not gonna answer on Afghanistan now," Biden interjected before walking away from the podium. CNN had the chance to question Biden about the ordeal on Thursday but apparently didn’t find it necessary. CNN’s town hall with President Biden didn’t help the struggling network in the ratings department, as the event averaged 1.2 million viewers to finish behind both Fox News and MSNBC from 8-9:30 p.m.
Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones tests positive for COVID after NYC gala
Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones announced Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, just one day after attending a star-studded gala in New York City hosted by the Robin Hood Foundation, the nonprofit he founded. If I have inadvertently exposed anyone, I am truly and deeply sorry.”Roughly 3,000 people attended the event at the Jacob Javits Center. Paul McCartney attended the Robin Hood Benefit at Jacob Javits Center on Oct. 20, 2021. Jones followed all protocols and was not exhibiting any symptoms on the night of the Annual Benefit,” a spokesperson told The Post. “Robin Hood consulted with leading infectious disease experts to develop and implement the COVID-19 protocols for this event, which exceeded current CDC, state, and local guidance.
Alec Baldwin Kills Crew Member with Prop Gun in Unfathomable Accident
Howie Kurtz on Alec Baldwin killing a crew member with a prop gun, President Biden holding another town hall meeting on CNN and the FDA approving mixing COVID vaccines. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Sen. Dan Sullivan says Taiwan is 'frontline of tyranny vs. freedom,' calls Biden's actions 'weak'
Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said Friday that Taiwan is the "frontline of tyranny versus freedom," and called President Biden's actions, regarding his proposed military defense budget, "weak." BIDEN PLEDGES TO DEFEND TAIWAN IF CHINA ATTACKSDAN SULLIVAN: Taiwan is not some peripheral sideshow in great power competition. To me, it is the frontline of tyranny versus freedom. But what he's doing in terms of actions is actually weak. Right now, the president is submitting a defense budget that would cut defense, that would shrink the US Navy.
GOP congressman ends floor speech with 'Let's go, Brandon'
A Republican congressman ended a floor speech on Thursday by saying, "Let's go, Brandon!" "Based on the false promise that he would unify America, President Biden got into the Oval Office," the congressman said. Let's go, Brandon!" The phrase "Let's go, Brandon" has become a euphemistic way of saying "F--- Joe Biden." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Let’s go, Brandon" is now a popular saying among people frustrated with Biden and his agenda.
US counterintelligence officials warn of threats from China, Russia to emerging technology
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center on Friday said it is prioritizing industry outreach efforts in U.S. technology sectors where the stakes are "potentially greatest" for U.S. economic and national security, warning of "nation-state threats" posed by China and Russia. In its outreach, the NCSC first warned that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) "has a goal of achieving leadership in various emerging technology fields by 2030." NCSC warned that China conducts technology transfers and intelligence gathering through its Military-Civil Fusion Policy, and a National Intelligence Law, which requires all Chinese entities to share technology and information with China’s military, intelligence and security services. As for foreign talent plans, the NCSC warned companies to "understand the risks involved in foreign government-sponsored talent recruitment programs. The White House said the president "made clear" that the discussion was "part of the United States’ ongoing effort to responsibly manage the competition between the United States and the PRC."
Supreme Court agrees to hear 2 challenges to Texas abortion law
The Supreme Court has agreed to expedite and hear two challenges to Texas' new anti-abortion law, which effectively bans most abortions after six weeks. Arguments are scheduled for Nov. 1. The court declined to halt the law in the interim. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Do McAuliffe supporters believe parents should have a say in what schools teach?
Terry McAuliffe supporters at a rally for the Virginia gubernatorial candidate weighed in on whether they believe parents should have a say in what children are taught at school. "I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach," McAuliffe had said. MCAULIFFE CRITICIZED ONLINE AFTER SAYING HE DOESN'T BELIEVE PARENTS SHOULD TELL SCHOOLS WHAT TO TEACHSeveral McAuliffe supporters told Fox News they felt both parents and schools should be involved in curriculum decisions. Another McAuliffe supporter agreed: "I think teachers should have a say, I think parents should have a say." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOther McAuliffe supporters felt parents are already able to participate in schools' decisions.
Joe Biden pummeled by critics for claim about visiting border: 'Easy one to fact-check'
Critics pummeled President Joe Biden Thursday after he claimed he has not had time to visit the southern border amid the ongoing migrant crisis. "I've been there before, I know it well, I guess I should go down," Biden said. "Ok… this is an easy one to fact-check, fact-checkers paid to handle this stuff (answer: Biden has never been to the border in 50 years as a politician)," Fox News contributor Joe Concha wrote. He added that "on top of an incredibly light schedule, Biden has gone to Delaware 25X as POTUS." CNN'S BIDEN TOWN HALL TAKES QUESTIONS FROM 7 DEMOCRATS, ONLY 2 REPUBLICANSAnother critic pointed out that former President Donald Trump visited the southern border, as well as the border between North and South Korea.
Amid air quality concerns, districts embrace electric buses
California, the country’s electric school bus leader, has funded the purchase of 1,167 and budgeted for another 1,000 over the next three fiscal years. Efforts to replace diesel school buses are driven by the fact that children are more susceptible to health impacts of air pollution. The researchers at the universities of Washington and Michigan did not examine electric buses, which produce less local pollution than those using fossil fuels. Student Holly Thorpe, 14, urged the Miami-Dade County Public Schools to considering replacing foul-smelling diesel school buses with electric vehicles. Several congressional bills would provide billions more for electric school buses.
Google ad business like ‘if Goldman owned the NYSE,’ employee said
Google used its monopoly power to rig the online advertising market and squash competition, including by colluding with Facebook — and one employee compared the plot to a mega-bank like Goldman Sachs owning the New York Stock Exchange, according to a newly unredacted court filing. That’s two to four times the cut taken by other digital ad exchanges take and serves as evidence of the company’s monopoly position, according to the suit. One Google employee said the company’s position was akin to “if Goldman or Citibank owned the NYSE,” according to the suit. Google did not immediately reply to a request for comment. The company had fought to keep many details of the suit redacted, arguing that releasing the information would unfairly hurt its business.
Mattel seeks to ease fears about a possible toy shortage this Christmas
Maybe Barbie won’t get stuck on a slow boat from China this Christmas, after all. Shares of the El Segundo, Calif.-based company, whose third-quarter profits beat Wall Street’s expectations, were recently up 2.6 percent at $20.85. “We are entering the fourth quarter with great momentum, and are off to a good start toward a strong holiday season,” Mattel chief executive Ynon Kreiz said on an earnings call Thursday. Bloomberg via Getty ImagesConsumers have been worried about not being able to buy the toys they want to put under Christmas trees this year. Indeed, consumer spending has not slowed down despite higher prices, according to government data — at least not yet.
Don’t overestimate Trump’s Republican dominance this far in advance of 2024
Republican politicians can be forgiven for thinking that the GOP is Donald Trump’s world, and they only live in it at his sufferance. And yet, there are reasons to believe Trump’s dominance is exaggerated and that it is slowly degrading, such that by the time the 2024 Republican primaries roll around, he’ll be challengeable and beatable if he runs. He lost last fall in part because Joe Biden outperformed Hillary Clinton among suburban voters and independents. Trump lost in 2020 in part because President Biden outperformed Hillary Clinton among suburban voters and independents. Perhaps if Trump decides to take the plunge in 2024, he will clear the field and sweep to his third consecutive GOP presidential nomination.
Robert Durst charged in New York for 1982 murder of first wife Kathie
Robert Durst has been charged with second-degree murder for the 1982 death of his wife, Kathie, who vanished that year and whose body has never been found, authorities said. The complaint, filed by a law enforcement investigator, was not publicized after it was filed Tuesday. In a statement, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office confirmed the charges were filed — but did not elaborate on the case. “The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office can confirm that a complaint charging Robert Durst with the murder of Kathleen Durst was filed in Lewisboro Town Court on October 19, 2021. “This crime was a witness killing and a circumstance of that crime was the denial of justice to the McCormack family,” Judge Mark Windham said, referring to Durst’s in-laws, before issuing the sentence.
Lauren Appell: McAuliffe looks desperate in Virginia, pushes the panic button in tight race
With all eyes on Virginia’s gubernatorial race, Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe, once thought to be a sure thing in the bright blue commonwealth – which voted for President Biden by 54% – is pushing the panic button in the final weeks of his campaign. Imagine him trying to unite all of Virginia – like Biden is "uniting" the country. He’s stood with Jill Biden, Stacey Abrams, and he’ll stand with Barack Obama next week and likely President Biden before Election Day. McAuliffe's lame attempt at trying to convince us he didn’t really say what he really said sounds an awful lot like the Biden equivalent to "C’mon man." In a recent poll, 57% of Virginia parents said they want a say in what their kids are taught.
White House officials clarify multiple Biden comments made during live town hall
The White House told Fox News on Friday that "requesting the use of the national guard at the state level is under the purview of Governors." Don't worry about whether we're going to – they're going to be more powerful," Biden said in the CNN town hall. But a White House spokesperson on Friday told Fox News that the president "was not announcing any change in our policy." "There is no change in our policy," the spokesperson told Fox News. But it has made clear for months that the United States will defend Taiwan, which is a democratic island off the coast of China.
Florida fire chief: I was fired for refusing to enforce 'unlawful' vaccine mandate
A Florida fire chief said on Friday that he was fired for refusing to enforce a vaccine mandate he believes is "unlawful." Moody stressed that the vaccine mandate will be "devastating" to staffing in public safety institutions. Moody concluded that the vaccine mandate is unlawful in the state of Florida. Earlier Friday, Orange County firefighter Jason Wheat joined "Fox & Friends First" to defend Battalion Chief Davis. "Yes and yes," Biden replied, going on to suggest that he implemented his controversial vaccine mandate only as a last resort.
FTC warns of increase in romance scams, especially targeting older adults
An increasing number of American seniors have been targeted for romance scams during the pandemic. “Romance scams; prize, sweepstakes and lottery scams; and business impersonator scams caused the highest aggregate reported losses for older adults,” the FTC wrote in its 55-page Protecting Older Consumers 2021 — 2021 report, which was published and submitted to Congress on Monday, Oct. 18. Out of the five named scam types, reported romance scams were “the highest aggregate dollar losses” in 2019 and 2020, according to the FTC. “Reported losses to romance scams have increased significantly in recent years, and this trend accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the FTC continued. “And talk with your friends, family, and community members about romance scams to help spread the word.”
CNN Biden town hall dominated by questions from Democrats
Questions President Biden was asked during CNN’s town hall Thursday night were posed by mostly Democrats — only giving two Republicans the opportunity to quiz the president on the various crises his administration is facing. The town hall, hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, featured questions from 12 participants who attended the “invitation-only” event. President Biden acknowledged during the town hall that he hadn’t yet traveled to the border but noted first lady Jill Biden had gone. During July’s town hall, eight Democrats and three Republicans were able to ask questions, while at a town hall in February, zero participants were identified as Republicans. In 2020, CNN hosted another town hall where 13 of 16 participants were identified as Democrats and three were identified as Republicans.
Arizona seeks temporary restraining order to stop Biden vaccine mandate
FIRST ON FOX: Arizona's attorney general on Friday filed a request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Biden administration implementing a controversial vaccine requirement as a lawsuit filed last month moves forward. "The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history." More than 160,000 migrants have been released into the U.S. in recent months, and there has been mandatory vaccine requirement, nor a uniform testing requirement along the border. On Thursday, he said that those who oppose vaccine mandates are attempting to make vaccines "a political issue." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe president also scoffed at those who oppose vaccine mandates on the basis of "freedom."
Bill Bennett on 'America's Newsroom': Joe Biden has become a 'toy totalitarian'
Fox News contributor and former education secretary Bill Bennett President Joe Biden as a "toy totalitarian" Friday on "America's Newsroom" while discussing critical race theory and vaccine mandates. BIDEN WOULD CONSIDER ENDING FILIBUSTER FOR VOTING RIGHTS 'AND MAYBE MORE'BILL BENNETT: I don’t know where my old friend is, and he was a friend back when I was confirmed, Joe Biden became such a toy totalitarian but we’ve got some real issues out here about American freedom. That’s what’s at stake I think in Virginia, and will be I think next fall [in the midterms] as well. You’re seeing this all across the country. People are saying ‘hell no, we won’t go, we’re not gonna get vaccinated, we’re not gonna put up with critical race theory, you’re not gonna ask my kid what gender do you want to be today.
Manchin says he offered to become independent if Dems found him 'embarrassing,' never considered joining GOP
The Mother Jones story said it was unclear whether Manchin would caucus with Republicans or Democrats in that case. Former Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut changed his party from Democrat to independent in 2006. At that time, the Senate was split 50-50 with the GOP in the majority thanks to former Vice President Dick Cheney. If Manchin made a similar switch now the GOP would gain control of the Senate. But Manchin said he's not considering it and only offered to leave the Democratic Party if President Biden or Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., thought it would be best for him to do so.
Jonathan Turley: AG Garland's testimony only begs more questions. Why is DOJ monitoring parents?
That scene came to mind when Attorney General Merrick Garland testified in Congresfbs to assure members that he does not believe that parents protesting at school board meetings are domestic terrorists. Garland repeatedly assured the members that he knows of no basis for alleging domestic terrorism in these school board meetings. Indeed, I raised the same concerns when the Justice Department took over rioting cases in Wisconsin, Washington, and other states. Yet, the Justice Department just announced it would get involved with any such threats or violence in school board meetings. Indeed, the purpose of the National School board letter seemed designed to have that effect.
Elise Stefanik slams Biden for mocking pushback on vaccine mandates at CNN town hall: 'Un-American'
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., slammed President Biden on Friday after remarks he made at the CNN Town Hall where he mocked those pushing back on vaccine mandates on the basis of freedom and said first responders should be fired if they do not comply. BIDEN SAYS POLICE OFFICERS, FIRST RESPONDERS SHOULD BE FIRED FOR REFUSING JABELISE STEFANIK: My reaction is this is absolutely absurd and sadly it’s very typical of Joe Biden and the Biden administration to attack Americans' everyday freedoms. First of all, they’re turning their backs on law enforcement officers and first responders who put their lives and their health on the line every single day, particularly during the COVID pandemic…These mandates are unconstitutional and it’s an attack on our very freedoms in this country and to have the President of the United States mock freedom, frankly, that’s un-American. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW
Deroy Murdock: McAuliffe, Youngkin Virginia race is now a movement against Big Government Democrats
Glenn Youngkin, McAuliffe’s ascendant opponent, is a quintessential Republican office seeker. While 91 percent of Democrats backed McAuliffe, 94 percent of Republicans supported Youngkin, as did 48 percent of independents versus 39 percent for McAuliffe. •Regarding school agendas: "First of all, this is determined by the State Board of Education and local school boards. •"We have a Board of Ed, and we have local school boards who make the decisions about teaching." We have the Board of Education, and we have the local school boards who are all involved in this process."
Juan Williams: Colin Powell never forgot he was a 'grunt' – an American soldier
Gen. Colin Powell and I shared a love of American history. Powell was the driving force to get a monument built to the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1992. He once told me that if you shook him in the middle of the night and asked him to identify himself he’d say he was an American soldier. That pride in being an American soldier was bigger than stars and medals on his uniform. Gen. Colin Powell once told me that if you shook him in the middle of the night and asked him to identify himself he’d say he was an American soldier.
Shipping debacle will lead to increased prices long term, Florida Ports Council chair says
Ron DeSantis declaring Florida seaports open for business, a surge in demand and a crippled U.S. supply chain could lead to increased prices across the board, according to the chair of the Florida Ports Council. "It's really a perfect storm," Florida Ports Council Chairman Jonathan Daniels told Fox News. Daniels, who is also the chief executive of Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, said the supply chain may not see relief until spring. Port Everglades, one of 15 major ports in Florida, conducts much of its trade with Latin American countries. But Daniels told Fox News it's not that simple.
Betsy DeVos: Our nation's Report Card is in, and it's bad. All students need education freedom right now
Math scores for 13-year-old black students fell eight points, while Hispanic students' scores declined by 4 points—only further widening the gap between them and their white peers. The time for education freedom is right now. In Arizona, ranked highest for education freedom, student academic gains were more than sixfold better than the national average. With results like that, it’s little wonder 21 states improved, expanded, or created new education freedom programs this year. The time for education freedom is right now.
Sean Hannity says Biden 'not well': 'This man should not be our president'
"Joe Biden is not well," Sean Hannity said in the opening monologue of "Hannity" Thursday night. Hannity responded to Biden's statement that he "commuted [on Amtrak] every single day for 36 years as vice president of the United States." Nor do they care about monoclonal antibodies or other treatments, Hannity said, adding that they don't care about the economy either. "And virtually nobody in the media mob is blaming Joe Biden," he said, blaming Biden for "artificially reduc[ing]" American energy supplies, incentivizing unemployment and multi-trillion dollar, inflationary spending. "Instead, they're mad that Joe Biden's messaging isn't more on-point."
Laura Ingraham: Democrats should be worried
The first, "For every rise in inflation, there’s a roughly equal and opposite decline in Biden’s poll numbers." INGRAHAM: BIDEN AND FAUCI ARE QUINTESSENTIAL WASHINGTON SWAMP CREATURES"If Democrats weren’t already worried about their prospects in 2022 and 2024, they should be now," Ingraham said. The rising inflation was exacerbated by the shipping shortages caused by bottlenecks in the U.S. supply line. INGRAHAM: BIDEN HAS PRESIDED OVER A YEAR OF DEATH, AND THE MEDIA IS COVERING FOR HIMIngraham suggested a different plan of action. We can’t afford to have any more of our transportation infrastructure grind to a halt, so end the vaccine mandates now!"
Sen. Tom Cotton: Biden's national emergency at border – US needs real leadership to tackle crisis
It is time for President Biden to face the reality of what he has created: a national emergency. The Border Patrol has encountered an all-time record of more than 1.7 million illegal aliens this year. The number of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the border quadrupled and 400,000 illegal aliens evaded Border Patrol custody. This year alone, the Border Patrol has seized over 8,000 pounds of heroin, meth, and cocaine and enough fentanyl to kill nearly 98 million Americans. Companies can now fire American workers for not being vaccinated and replace them with unvaccinated illegal aliens who they pay under the table.
The Battle Over America’s Schools
Attorney General Merrick Garland testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday on the oversight of the Department of Justice. One of the issues brought up during the hearing by some Republican lawmakers was a recent controversial memo by the Attorney General directing the FBI to address threats against educators and school board members by parents over politically charged issues. Republicans arguing the Attorney General was overstepping in matters that should be handled by state and local governments. Betsy DeVos joins to react to hearing and the Attorney General’s defense. Democrats continue to face problems negotiating President Biden’s social spending plan, with disagreements about the provisions and price tag setting the stage for a difficult party-line vote.
Gridlock City: Voting rights rejected, Biden spending bill still stuck
It is one of the Hill’s favorite Kabuki dances: bring up a bill that everyone knows will go down in flames. Democrats decried an assault on democracy, Republicans decried political overreach by Biden’s party, the media decried Manchin, and the rest of us were left crying about Washington’s inability to get much of anything done. Meaningless wordsAt the Martin Luther King Memorial on Thursday, President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris delivered impassioned speeches about the need for voting rights, with the president vowing to "keep the pressure up." I have to laugh when I see the breathless reports on the endless negotiations over what was a $3.5 trillion measure and now will wind up closer to $1.5 trillion, if it passes at all. I assume the Democrats will eventually pass some kind of bill, given that failure would amount to a mass suicide pact.
Nearly three-quarters of US worried about what schools teaching: Poll
According to a new Fox News poll released Thursday, 73 percent of registered voters say they are “extremely” or “very” concerned about what is being taught in public schools amid an ongoing national debate over the addition of critical race theory to K-12 curricula. School administrators pushing a political agenda is a topic of concern for 63 percent of respondents. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department will not investigate parents who have concerns with school board policies. Garland insisted on Capitol Hill Thursday that the Justice Department would not investigate parents who take issue with particular school board policies. “Nor can I imagine a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorism.”
JAMES COMER: NIH knew all along that tax dollars were going into Wuhan lab
Comer was on "The Ingraham Angle" to discuss the letter. NIH ADMITS TO GAIN-OF-FUNCTION FUNDINGREP. JAMES COMER: Here’s the bottom line: They knew all along that tax dollars were going into this lab. We wasted months, and months, and months of investigations to try and prove what they knew all along: That tax dollars were going to this lab and they were doing risky, experimental research that they shouldn’t have been doing. And we have got to hold this administration accountable, and I think you’re going to see, Laura, more whistleblowers come forward. I mean, there are people in the health community now that know what was going on in that lab."
Our profane president: Report says Biden fond of dropping the f-bomb
As one might expect from a Democrat, President Biden isn’t afraid to work blue. However, the report adds, Biden never uses the four-letter word as a verb. Politico reported that President Biden once was caught on mic calling the passage of ObamaCare a “big f—ing deal”. Getty Images“When he cusses around women, it is always, and I mean always, followed by an immediate apology,” one said. One former aide noted that’s true just as long as you’re not on the receiving end of it.”
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New York’s political bigwigs gather annual Al Smith Foundation dinner
Cardinal Timothy Dolan opened the dinner with a prayer, remembering the late former secretary of state Colin Powell. “The NFL would be a lateral move, I don’t know if that would work.”Fox journalist Maria Bartiromo was the emcee for the annual Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. “What a pleasure to share the dais with Secretary Rice. “It’s about time we’re able to say the words ‘Madam President.’”New York Gov. The dinner, named for four-term New York Gov.
Will Cain exposes tie between ‘compromised’ Biden admin, school boards against parents
The White House waged war against America’s parents by considering those who protest against school curriculum "domestic terrorists" but "Fox News Primetime" host Will Cain unraveled why the administration "weaponized" the Department of Justice against those concerned parents. "It’s obvious that the White House was following NSBA’s lead and the DOJ was following the White House’s lead." "The White House, the DOJ all compromised and their connections with both the National School Board Association and with critical race theory. And yet they continue to push on targeting concerned parents." One of these concerned parents includes Scott Smith, a Loudoun Country, Virginia father, who was arrested for protesting at a school board meeting back in June.
Alabama man executed for 1991 killing of police officer’s sister after February delay
A death-row inmate in Alabama whose execution was delayed in February was put to death in the state on Thursday night, according to a report. Willie B. Smith III, 52, had been convicted after being charged in the 1991 shooting death of Sharma Ruth Johnson, 22, in Birmingham after he abducted her, authorities have said. Kay Ivey issued a statement claiming Smith sealed his own fate on the day he pulled the trigger, killing Johnson, who was the sister of a Birmingham police officer. "The family of Sharma Johnson has had to wait 29 years, 11 months, and 25 days to see the sentence of Sharma’s murderer be carried out," Marshall wrote, according to AL.com. "The family of Sharma Johnson has had to wait 29 years, 11 months, and 25 days to see the sentence of Sharma’s murderer be carried out."
Joe Biden rushing toward Halloween deadline for 'American Marxism': Mark Levin
Levin said Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson's 1/6 committee is not a serious body, and that its status as a sham is exemplified by the vice chairmanship of Wyoming Rep. Elizabeth Cheney. "So, we have reprobates on this committee like Liz Cheney – I remember when people used to talk about wanting her father in prison. I remember when people are very upset and said that her father had lied about the intelligence information, and I don’t remember any special committee put together to investigate any of that," Levin said . She is unhinged, and I am picking her specifically as an example of what is a Soviet style committee set up by speaker of the house who is chasing after an ex-president of the United States," he said. Levin later warned Americans that in the executive branch, Biden is overseeing a "rogue presidency" as well as a "rogue" DOJ:"What do they say they want to do?
DeSantis says Florida ports can help solve supply chain crisis: 'Bring it to Florida'
Ron DeSantis said Thursday that his state's seaports can help alleviate America's ongoing supply chain crisis , offering them as an alternative to the overwhelmed ports in California and other parts of the country. In an appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," DeSantis pointed to the ongoing backlogs at California ports which have led to empty shelves and ongoing supply chain shortages in communities across the U.S."We have capacity at all of our ports," he told Carlson. "We’ve got capacity and all of our ports can offer these businesses good incentives if they reroute their ships," he said. "If you were going to sit off the coast for days on end, you might as well bring it to Florida. It's going to affect the Christmas season," he warned, "So I think Florida can be part of the solution."
Pain at the pump: Biden admits ‘I don’t have a near-term answer’ for high gas prices
President Biden admitted during a CNN town hall Thursday night that he has no immediate solution to the problem of spiking gas prices and suggested that Americans would not start seeing relief at the pump until next year. “I don’t see anything that’s going to happen in the meantime that’s going to significantly reduce gas prices. The organization noted that no state had an average gas price lower than $3 per gallon. High gas prices seen at a station in San Francisco on October 12, 2021. “Gas prices are at the highest levels since 2014 and Americans’ heating costs could increase as much as 54% this winter,” the Republican National Committee’s @RNCResearch account tweeted in response to Biden’s remarks.
Biden says Senate will have to ‘fundamentally alter’ the filibuster
have previously opposed any modification to the filibuster — though King appeared to soften that stance Wednesday. I propose we bring that back now, immediately.”Biden addressed the filibuster one day after Senate Republicans blocked debate on a sweeping Democratic-proposed election reform bill for the third time this year. “Our elections are the backbone of America’s democracy – and that democracy is more important than any Senate rule,” King added. “Well, that remains to be seen exactly what that means in terms of fundamentally altering it, whether or not we just end the filibuster straight up,” Biden answered. Changing the filibuster rule would require the support of all 50 Senate Democrats, and both Manchin and Sinema have so far said they would not support such action.
‘Guess I should go’: Biden hasn’t ‘had time to get down’ to border despite 70 Delaware days
President Biden on Thursday said, “I guess I should go” to the US-Mexico border, but that he hasn’t been able to find the time — despite spending at least part of 70 days in office collecting some R&R at one of his Delaware homes. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki last month was asked at a press briefing for information on whether Biden had ever visited the border. Vice President Kamala Harris was appointed by President Joe Biden to address the “root causes” of migration from Central America. Biden was vice president to President Barack Obama — called the “Deporter in Chief” by immigration advocates — but campaigned on welcoming asylum seekers. Biden called on Congress to legalize most illegal immigrants and stopped construction of former President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall.
Rep. Ted Budd: Democrats Are Trying To “Warp Kids’ Minds Towards A Socialist Agenda”
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) explains why he thinks Attorney General Merrick Garland has gone too far by trying to regulate how much involvement parents should have in their children’s education. “They’re trying to criminalize parents who just want to have a voice in their kid’s education. We need to be doing math, science, technology, all the real stuff that helps you be successful in life and so they’re really trying to warp these kids’ minds and tune them towards a socialist agenda. But what we’re seeing is they’re trying to criminalize every American’s bank transactions, every parent’s input into their kid’s education. But while at the same time they’re trying to legalize illegal immigrants, it’s completely backwards to put it nicely.”
Robert De Niro's estranged wife will not get half of star's acting income, court rules
Robert De Niro’s estranged wife Grace Hightower isn’t entitled to half of the money the actor made in Hollywood and business ventures after the divorce, an appeals court ruled Thursday. But the Appellate Division rejected Hightower’s arguments upholding a lower court’s ruling from February. "The husband’s income earned during the marriage and other business assets acquired during that time are his separate property," reads the appellate court decision. De Niro’s lawyer Caroline Krauss told Page Six, "The decision speaks for itself. They’ve also fought over how much De Niro should have to pay to Hightower until they settled their divorce and the prenup kicks in.
White House walks back Biden vow to use National Guard to untangle supply chain
A White House official pushed back against President Biden's claim Thursday that he would be willing to use the National Guard to help handle the country's supply chain crisis. Anderson Cooper asked Biden during a CNN presidential town hall if he would consider having the people serving in the National Guard drive trucks to make up for the lack of truckers. Biden said he would, and that he also had a timetable to solve the crisis. After Biden's comments, a White House official told CNN: "Requesting the use of the National Guard at the state level is under the purview of governors, and we are not actively pursuing the use of the National Guard on a federal level." BIDEN SAYS POLICE OFFICERS, FIRST RESPONDERS SHOULD BE FIRED FOR REFUSING JABTop GOP House leaders and 160 lawmakers called on Biden on Wednesday to fix the U.S. supply chain crisis or face a doomed holiday season.
Condoleezza Rice pokes fun at Democrats during Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner speech
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had some jokes for Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Gov. Rice was honored as the Keynote Speaker at The 76th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. While most of her speech revolved around honoring the Al Smith Foundation and its charitable acts, she also shared some jokes regarding some notable Democrats. "I would like Black kids to be completely empowered, to know that they are beautiful in their Blackness, but in order to do that I don’t have to make White kids feel bad for being White," she said. She similarly referenced this sentiment in her speech, promoting efforts to discuss America’s dark past with race without demonizing each other.
Sen. Tester: Topline number on Dem spending bill is key to framework deal
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., told reporters Thursday that he viewed a Democratic consensus on a topline number for President Biden’s social spending bill as the key to reaching an agreement on its framework in the coming days. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on the spending bill. You get the top-line number, we’re off and running," Tester told reporters. Meanwhile, Biden has reportedly told lawmakers that he is confident they can reach an agreement for a topline number between $1.75 trillion and $1.9 trillion. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREDemocratic leaders are aiming to vote on the spending bill and a separate $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill focused on physical projects by Oct. 31.
Virginia reporter slammed after suggesting Youngkin calling out 'George Soros-backed allies' is 'antisemitic'
A local Virginia reporter is facing backlash for suggesting GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin calling out operatives funded by liberal megadonor George Soros is "antisemitic." CNN, MSNBC AVOID MCAULIFFE'S TV INTERVIEW STORM-OFF WHERE HE CRITICIZED REPORTER'S QUESTIONS"Square at Terry McAuliffe's feet but also at George Soros-backed allies," Youngkin added, which his supporters agreed with loud jeers. TERRY MCAULIFFE ABRUPTLY ENDS INTERVIEW, TELLS LOCAL VIRGINIA REPORTER ‘YOU SHOULD’VE ASKED BETTER QUESTION'"So let me get this straight—unless you praise Soros, you can’t talk about Soros? "I have seen few greater PR coup’s than George Soros and the left getting reporters to instinctively suggest that any mention of a legitimate Soros connection is anti-Semitic," GOP strategist Matt Whitlock wrote. "It is not in any way anti-Semitic to point out that George Soros is a major political donor to Left-wing causes.
House Ethics Office finds 'substantial reason to believe' four congressmen violated ethics laws
The House Office of Congressional Ethics released documents Thursday which found "substantial reason to believe" four congressmen, one Democrat and three Republicans, violated ethics laws. The report also concluded that he may have violated campaign-finance laws when he allowed a donor to provide free office space, an incident first reported by Politico. The Ethics Committee found Malinowski had failed to disclose stock trades within 45 days, which federal law requires. Forbes reported that Malinowski "moved at least $1.56 million worth of his holdings into a blind trust" in August. For further review, investigations into the potential violations now shift to the House Committee on Ethics, a 10-member panel with the power to subpoena and sanction House members.
Rep. Boebert appears to catch Rep. Nadler sleeping during Garland hearing
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., tweeted out a video that appeared to show House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., sleeping during a congressional hearing Thursday. The official Twitter account of the House Judiciary GOP also sent out Boebert's video, tweeting, "Maybe this is why he wouldn't let us play our video." TOP DEMOCRAT APPEARS TO DOZE OFF DURING IMPEACHMENT HEARINGNadler and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, got into a heated exchange regarding whether Jordan would be permitted to play video of parents at school board meetings. Moms and dads speaking at school board meetings. At one point during the hearing, Nadler also called out Jordan along with Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia for not wearing masks.
Haiti assassination: Jamaican authorities arrest Colombian as suspect in Moise death
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A police superintendent in Jamaica told The Associated Press on Thursday that authorities have arrested a Colombian man they believe is a suspect in the July 7 assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Officials were still making calls to different embassies and ministers of foreign affairs to confirm details, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay said. More than 40 suspects have been arrested so far in the presidential slaying, including 18 former Colombian soldiers and several Haitian police officers. Colombian authorities have said the majority of soldiers did not know the true nature of the operation. The investigation into the killing has faced multiple obstacles and led to the dismissal of a justice minister and the chief prosecutor for the capital of Port-au-Prince.
Virginia Democrat McAuliffe strains to tie GOP's Youngkin to Texas abortion law
In the first debate with McAuliffe back in September, Youngkin said he would not sign the Texas abortion bill. "I would not sign the Texas bill today," Youngkin said. But the Texas bill also is unworkable and confusing. At a June meeting in Loudoun County, a questioner asked Youngkin whether he would defund Planned Parenthood or "take it to the abortionists." This fell far short of a pledge to defund Planned Parenthood or outlaw abortion, yet McAuliffe has repeatedly claimed that it was exactly that.
Biden says he hasn't had time to visit southern border, admits he probably should
President Joe Biden said on Thursday night that he hasn't had time to visit the southern border to address the surge in illegal immigrants and admitted that he "should go down." "I've been there before, I know it well, I guess I should go down," Biden told CNN's Anderson Cooper during a town hall event. Biden blamed the damage done by hurricanes and his trips to visit affected areas as a reason why he has not yet visited the border. GARLAND CAN'T BALLPARK NUMBER OF ILLEGAL MIGRANTS DOJ IS CURRENTLY PROSECUTINGThe migrant crisis at the southern border continues to plague the Biden administration, and recent data show arrests by Border Patrol have soared to the highest levels since 1986. U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year, which ended in September, according to CBP data obtained by the Washington Post .
CNN's Biden town hall takes questions from 7 Democrats, only 2 Republicans
The attendees CNN had participate in its town hall featuring President Biden overwhelmingly skewed in favor of Democrats. Biden seemed to be in friendly territory as the town hall took place in the heavily liberal city of Baltimore. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who has now moderated his second town hall with the 46th president, asked much of the questions throughout the 90-minute event. Perhaps the liberal slant of the town hall was by design since CNN previously stated it would have an "invitation-only audience" when it announced its town hall last week. In CNN's town hall with Don Lemon in July, the three Republicans who got to ask Biden outnumbered by eight Democrats, according to a tally from NewsBusters.
Suspect in murder of Queens boy also accused of robbing, shooting at MTA worker
The Queens man accused of killing a 10-year-old boy during a parking dispute this spring was charged with attempted murder and robbery in connection with a stick up of an MTA worker months earlier. The victim got back into his car and followed Young, who turned and fired at his car, according to the NYPD. No injuries were reported, and Young made off with the wallet, which contained $120, cops said. Young is behind bars without bail in connection with the June 5 shooting death of Justin Wallace at his aunt’s home in Far Rockaway. He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and faces 25 years to life behind bars if convicted.
Biden: ‘Smart as a devil’ Sinema blocking tax hike ‘is where it breaks down’
President Biden on Thursday conceded that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s opposition to tax increases is “where it sort of breaks down” for his stalled $3.5 trillion social spending plan. Sinema (D-Ariz.) this week made clear she opposes Biden’s proposed tax hikes on businesses and higher incomes, meaning that they are unlikely to pass in the evenly divided Senate, according to reports. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., made clear she opposes Joe Biden’s proposed tax hikes on businesses and higher incomes. President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Leftists in the House are threatening to derail the bipartisan bill if the Senate won’t pass the sweeping social package.
Geophysicist canceled from MIT delivers speech in Princeton
Educators railed against cancel culture ahead of a remote lecture by a geophysicist banned from giving the same speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday. “However we believe that one of the enduring principles in our tradition of civic life, civic liberty, is free speech and academic freedom. “We at the Madison program consider this dis-invitation by MIT to be chilling to academic freedom and free speech,” George said, calling MIT “the great science, math, engineering, technology” university. MIT cancelled Abbot’s speech due to his criticism of diversity programs at colleges. MIT professor Bernhardt Trout slammed his university’s decision to cancel Abbot’s speech.
Biden pledges to defend Taiwan if China attacks
President Joe Biden vowed to protect Taiwan from any Chinese incursion during a CNN town hall on Thursday night. "Are you saying the US would come to Taiwan’s defense if China were to attack?" CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Biden to which the president responded, "Yes, we have a commitment to do that." Biden also dismissed the idea that he wants to start another cold war with China. "I don’t want a cold war with China," Biden said.
Rand Paul blasts Anthony Fauci after NIH admits gain-of-function funding
Comer's fellow Kentuckian, Sen. Rand Paul, joined "Fox News Primetime" to react to the bombshell, as well as further reflect on his often-viral sparring with Fauci during Senate hearings on the matter. Earlier this year, Paul accused Fauci of "obfuscating the truth" and at one point asked if he wished to rescind prior remarks given that it is a felony to lie to Congress. Paul said Fauci has been intentionally "never fully explain[ing] why [the experiments] are not gain-of-function. His declination is this: it’s inadvertent, we didn’t know they were going to gain function. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I don’t know if they have time to go after Dr. Fauci for lying.
Biden says police officers, first responders should be fired for refusing jab
President Biden on Thursday said police officers and first responders who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine should stay home and be fired. Speaking during a presidential CNN town hall, moderator Anderson Cooper noted that as many as one in three emergency responders in some major cities are refusing to comply with city vaccine mandates. "Yes and yes," Biden replied, going on to suggest that he implemented his controversial vaccine mandate only as a last resort. The president also scoffed at those who oppose vaccine mandates on the basis of "freedom." As a presidential candidate, Biden opposed a vaccine mandate.
Newt Gingrich: Joe Biden's White House is totally out of touch with reality
NEWT GINGRICH: They [Biden administration] aren’t interested in controlling the border which is a huge issue for Americans. They are uninterested in the rise in murders which is a big issue for Americans, you could go through the whole list of things. The Biden team which, includes Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and virtually every Democrat in Washington except maybe Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. The Biden team is committed to a hard-left, big government socialist model. The White House is just totally out of touch with reality, and frankly so is the Democratic Party and the House in the Senate.
Biden would consider ending filibuster for voting rights 'and maybe more'
When pressed on his stance, Biden said he supported restoring a requirement that lawmakers "hold the floor" to maintain a filibuster. CNN’s Anderson Cooper pressed Biden to explain what he meant by fundamentally altering the filibuster. "That remains to be seen exactly what that means in terms of fundamentally altering it, whether or not we just end the filibuster straight up," Biden said. Near the end of the exchange, Cooper asked Biden whether he would entertain ending the filibuster entirely on the one issue of voting rights legislation. In March, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Biden risked a "scorched earth" Congress if he backed efforts to end the filibuster.
Marjorie Taylor Greene gets into heated argument with Cheney ahead of Bannon vote
Republican firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene got into a heated confrontation with fellow GOP congresswoman Liz Cheney and Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin on the House floor Thursday, calling Cheney “a joke” ahead of the House’s vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. “I was just talking to Miss Cheney and then she [Greene] started screaming at us saying, When are you going to start investigating murders over the summer and BLM? You’re a joke, Liz. The House of Representatives voted 229-202 to pass a resolution to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. The Bannon resolution ultimately passed in a 229-202 vote.
Schumer turns left: endorses socialist India Walton in Buffalo mayor’s race
Sen. Chuck Schumer endorsed democratic socialist India Walton Thursday over four-term incumbent Byron Brown in the hotly contested race for Buffalo mayor. The move puts Schumer — the powerful Democratic majority leader who is up for re-election himself next year — in sync with the left-wingers in New York’s Democratic Party, including democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Kathy Hochul as well as state Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs. In a statement, Schumer said Walton deserves support because she won the Democratic primary “fair and square” and he typically backs the Democratic nominee. The Democratic majority caucus in the US Senate headed by Schumer includes democratic socialist Sanders and conservative Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
Brian Laundrie found: Gov. DeSantis 'committed to doing whatever he can to help prevent domestic violence'
Following the FBI's confirmation Thursday that Brian Laundrie's remains were found in a nature reserve near his home, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis's office said he is committed to helping victims of domestic violence. "The Governor is committed to doing whatever he can to help prevent domestic violence, support survivors, and ensure justice for victims," Christina Pushaw, DeSantis's press secretary, told Fox News on Thursday. The 23-year-old disappeared from his North Port home on Sept. 13, just two days after his former fiancee, Gabby Petito, was reported missing. Gabby's family started the Gabby Petito Foundation soon after her death to assist the families of other missing persons and victims of domestic violence.
Fauci’s agency admits it funded gain-of-function work in Wuhan: What else are they keeping from us?
Gain-of-function work involves intentionally making a virus more effective against humans. This particular work doesn’t seem COVID-related, but the news increases the odds that other EcoHealth projects also went off the reservation. The “limited experiment” used humanized mice to test infection with bat coronaviruses; the modified virus did indeed sicken more of them than the unmodified one. NIH chief Francis Collins insists none of the bat viruses studied under this grant could “possibly have caused the COVID-19 pandemic.” But what of other grants? And how can he be sure EcoHealth or the Wuhan researchers didn’t break more rules than the one NIH just admitted?
This week in Whoppers: WaPo’s partisan ‘fact-checking,’ NY magazine’s hit on Sen. Sinema and more
This headlineNew York magazine accuses Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of “destroying the Biden Presidency” when she’s protecting Americans from monstrous taxes. NY Post compositeWe say: Even Silly Putty can’t stretch as far as this nonsensical New York magazine headline. In fact, with all the disasters he’s produced in just nine months, Biden is destroying his presidency all by himself. NY Post compositeWe say: Can’t the Gray Lady celebrate progress? Blah, blah, blah.
Trump gave 5X the interviews Biden has — Reagan 2X despite being shot in lung
Which raises the issue of, ‘What’s wrong with him?’ Why can’t he do interviews?” said Ari Fleischer, President George W. Bush’s White House press secretary from 2001-2003. Former President Barack Obama gave 131 interviews when he was at the same point of his first term as Biden. Biden has done four solo press conferences, but only one was at the White House and there was a severe attendance cap. George Stephanopoulos of ABC News scored two Biden interviews and Anderson Cooper of CNN also received two, according to records posted online by FiscalNote’s Factba.se, which publishes transcripts of presidential interviews. Also included in the 16 Biden interviews is a traditional off-record gathering in April with TV anchors.
De Niro’s estranged wife won’t get half of his acting income: appeals court
But the Appellate Division rejected Hightower’s arguments upholding a lower court’s ruling from February. “The husband’s income earned during the marriage and other business assets acquired during that time are his separate property,” reads the appellate court decision. And, under the terms of the prenup, De Niro agreed to pay her $1 million a year in alimony until she remarries or one of them dies. De Niro’s lawyer Caroline Krauss told Page Six, “The decision speaks for itself. We obviously agree with the conclusion.”Robert De Niro has already agreed to paying $1 million annually to ex-wife Grace Hightower.
Gutfeld says Biden administration operating like 'a decapitated vessel on a tricycle:' 'There's no head'
"The Five" co-host Greg Gutfeld offered up a Halloween analogy on the show Thursday to describe the Biden administration's tepid response to skyrocketing inflation and the ongoing supply chain crisis. "The White House is coming to Halloween as the headless horseman because the administration has no head. It’s a decapitated vessel on a tricycle, is what we have right now, and there are no ideas and only spending because there’s no head." "Where are the emergency orders, to free up money for truck driver schools, to temporarily lift bans on freelance trucking or suspend regulations?" Instead, he said, " All we get is Joe Biden talking like a 10-year-old trying to explain to his parents a dream that he had."
Glenn Youngkin, Jewish leader dismiss Dem's 'ridiculous' claim that criticizing Soros is 'antisemitic'
Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., accused Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin of spreading an "anti-Semitic conspiracy theory" in claiming that left-wing billionaire George Soros had inserted liberal operatives in Virginia school boards. Both the Youngkin campaign and an Orthodox Jewish rabbi shot down Luria's claim. "Evoking George Soros as a shadowy funder is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. The Youngkin campaign ridiculed the idea that the claim was "anti-Semitic." In April 2019, The Washington Post published a story explaining how a PAC funded by George Soros impacted two prosecutor races in Northern Virginia.
Schumer endorses socialist for Buffalo mayor
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has endorsed India Walton, a self described socialist, for mayor of Buffalo. "Today, I endorse @indiawaltonbflo, the Democratic nominee for Mayor of Buffalo," the New York Democrat tweeted Thursday. Progressive Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is scheduled to participate in a rally with Walton this weekend. "I’m just excited to be a part of this movement that is ushering progressive politics into Buffalo," she told reporters. "Being the third-poorest mid-sized city in this country, we should be considering how we begin to eradicate concentrated poverty and disadvantage, and Democratic socialist leanings are a big step in getting us there."
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 22, 2021
The Issue: The City Council’s decision to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from City Hall. Along with Mayor de Blasio, the council members who are taking down the Jefferson statue are the ones who should be removed. Judith WeiznerBronxvilleStatues of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Jefferson were removed in New York City. George Washington owned slaves. Removing Thomas Jefferson from that den of inequity, lies and corruption known as the City Council chamber was the honorable thing to do.
Neither side should expect dramatic shifts — even if Supremes scrap Roe v. Wade
But if the court repudiates them, the consequences will be much less dramatic than anti-abortion activists hope and abortion advocates fear. Appointments at abortion clinics in nearby states such as Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas surged after SB8 took effect. Seven states lack such explicit legal protection but are not considered likely to enact bans in the absence of Roe. “A post-Roe United States isn’t one in which abortion isn’t legal at all,” Myers told The New York Times. “It’s one in which there’s tremendous inequality in abortion access.”Public opinion about abortion regulation varies widely across the states.
Dems’ vaccine mandates for police are bound to backfire
In the media narrative, those resisting the vaccine mandates are all Trump-supporting snake handlers from Appalachia, or something like that. But perhaps the most interesting and determined resistance to vaccine mandates comes from those who are usually tasked with enforcing government mandates: police. Across the country, officers are refusing the shot and daring their bosses to make them take it. And whatever you think of vaccine mandates, there’s another lesson. But one of the first things you do when creating a police state is get in good with the police.
WH aided school board group’s ‘domestic terrorism’ letter before Garland sicced FBI on parents
Top officials of a national school board group talked to the White House days before Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered the FBI to investigate complaints of threats from parents, newly released emails reveal. The emails raise serious questions about whether the White House ordered Garland to have the FBI investigate confrontations and other incidents at local school board meetings across the US. They were obtained through a public records request by the group Parents Defending Education and first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Slaven also asked the administration to “examine appropriate enforceable actions” under a raft of legislation — including the post-9/11 Patriot Act. The newly unearthed emails show that Slaven circulated the letter among the NSBA’s board of directors the same day he fired it off to the White House.
Senate candidates J.D. Vance and Blake Masters: We must stop Facebook from election meddling
Fast forward four years to the 2020 election. Election Day became election season, as hundreds of millions of blank ballots were mailed out, often to people who didn’t request them. Given the narrow official margins in critical swing states, tech manipulation alone likely changed the outcome of the election. Donald Trump is right to focus on what happened in 2020, Senate candidates J.D. Suggesting that anything went wrong in the 2020 election draws immediate scorn from every institutional power center in our country.
Why Eric Adams remains our enthusiastic choice to be NYC’s next mayor
With all due respect to GOP nominee Curtis Sliwa, Eric Adams remains our choice for mayor. He’s simply far better suited to do what they both agree is Job No. Adams is the better equipped candidate to tackle crime and other issues the city is facing. As mayor of the nation’s leading city, Adams could even help pull the national party back from its current lunacy — perhaps even dial back the relentless partisan divides that now define US politics. We already have differences with him — he’s a Democrat, after all — and expect we’ll have more in the future.
Bret Baier On Reporting From The Port Of Los Angeles On The Supply Chain Chaos
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor for Fox News & Anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel joined the Guy Benson Show to discuss President Biden’s recent polling and the supply chain crisis at the port of Los Angeles. Baier weighed in on President Biden’s falling poll numbers,“Yeah, it’s bad. And now you have pundits and financial analysts saying, you know, I didn’t really think this is going to last this long. And when when that happens, there needs to be a sense of a lot of action. And I don’t think that that’s the sense that you get.”Bret on his first hand account of the supply chain crisis at the port of Los Angeles,
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Reacts To Report That Reveals Biden Admin Worked With National Association Of School Boards On Letter Calling Concerned Parents “Domestic Terrorists”
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined the Guy Benson Show to react to a report from the Free Beacon that reveals the White House knew about letter that compared parents to domestic terrorists. But you may recall that President Biden also asked the director of national intelligence to report on domestic violent extremists. And then, you know, the question became, who are these people that these people exercising their rights under the First Amendment to protest to gather to associate with one another? I just think this is the this is entirely consistent and in this instance, trying to use federal authorities to silence the administration’s critics. And it’s entirely inappropriate.”Cornyn also reacted to the possibility that Democratic Senator Joe Manchin was considering changing his party officiation and if Republican’s would welcome the centrist into their party , saying
Garland proved not competent to lead DOJ, so detached he learns cases from the news: 'The Five'
Steube noted Garland referred to January 6 as "the most dangerous threat to democracy" in his career but testified he was unaware of the incursion at the Interior Department. On "The Five", host Greg Gutfeld remarked incredulously that Garland is supposed to be the attorney general but doesn't recall such events. host asked, noting Garland is simultaneously targeting parents at school board meetings for potential investigation if complaints are made. He noted Garland became a political celebrity on the left once Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., essentially blocked him from nomination proceedings for the U.S. Supreme Court, citing congressional precedent. Watters added that Garland didn't appear to know the specifics of the Loudoun County, Va., case at the center of the school board controversy.
Chicago police union boss on vaccine mandate fight: 'Welcome to day three of 'The Hunger Games''
The Chicago police union’s first vice president has issued a blistering attack on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate, likening it to "The Hunger Games," and warned younger officers not to give in to pressure. The remarks came in a nearly 10-minute video posted by Fraternal Order of Police First Vice President Michael Mette on his Facebook page. Mette’s remarks were aimed at a city policy requiring that all city employees, including police officers, enter their vaccine status in the city’s data portal. City officials and the Fraternal Order of Police have been at odds over the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Cook County Judge Cecilia Horan has ordered the union’s president, John Catanzara, to stop publicly encouraging his members to disobey the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
White House press corps member pleads for Biden to take more questions
A member of the White House press corps called for President Biden to take more questions, as the White House claimed "he takes questions all the time." White House reporter Brian Karem, who became known during the Trump administration for his aggressive style when asking questions, asked to have the same opportunity with Biden. Jean-Pierre interjected and claimed Biden "takes questions all the time," adding that it is a "large press corps." While Biden sometimes gives brief answers to reporters as before or after meetings at the White House and as he travels, he has a history of refusing to take multiple questions at once or hold press conferences of his own – usually turning his back on reporters who have questions. His last press conference was held on July 15, nearly 100 days ago.
‘Waltons’ star Richard Thomas buys a home on Billionaires’ Row
Known for his Emmy-winning role as John-Boy on “The Waltons” and as Agent Frank Gaad on “The Americans,” Richard Thomas just bought a $1.85 million pied-à-terre on Billionaires’ Row — quite the place to say your goodnights. Original details include hardwood floors, moldings and high ceilings. Michael WeinsteinOne of two bedrooms, sitting pretty on the pied-à-terre’s hardwood floors. Michael WeinsteinThe high-ceilinged Midtown apartment has a windowed chef’s kitchen. Michael WeinsteinThe French Renaissance-style, terra cotta-facade building is on the National Register of Historic Places and dates to 1909.
Robert Durst remains hospitalized following COVID-19 diagnosis
Robert Durst is still struggling and remains hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the Post has confirmed. Durst was sentenced on Oct. 14 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2000 murder of his friend Susan Berman. On Thursday, DeGuerin said in an email that he is “unable to relate any information” when asked if Durst was still on a ventilator. Plans to transport Durst to a state prison have been placed on hold while he receives treatment. “While (Durst) has been sentenced to state prison, he remains in the custody of the L.A. County jail until he is transported to CDCR,” Simas said.
Queen Elizabeth II spends night in hospital after given advice to rest, palace says
Queen Elizabeth II spent the night in the hospital Wednesday after she was given medical guidance to rest. The queen returned to Buckingham Palace on Thursday around lunchtime. "Following medical advice to rest for a few days, the Queen attended hospital on Wednesday afternoon for some preliminary investigations, returning to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today, and remains in good spirits," the palace said in a statement. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Police departments are struggling to hire new cops
Police departments across the country are struggling to hire new cops and it’s now forcing some cities to get creative. The Phoenix Police Department is working non-stop to hire experienced cops and new recruits. Last fiscal year alone, 200 officers left the Phoenix Police Department and only 95 were hired. The Seattle Police Department had 184 officers separate from the department in 2020 through a mix of retirements, resignations, terminations and deaths. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHowever, in Florida, the Orlando Police Department is only looking to fill 42 positions.
Dozens of GE employees walk out of South Carolina plant in vaccine mandate protest
At least dozens of General Electric employees walked out of a South Carolina factory on Thursday to protest a federal government mandate stating that employees with federal contracts must be vaccinated against the coronavirus. NASA ENGINEER OF 37 YEARS PREPARED TO RETIRE OVER VACCINE MANDATE IF RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION ISN'T GRANTEDProtesters could be seen carrying signs that said, "Jab or Job. No mandate," "My body, my choice," and "We support GE employees." Two GE employees, Jason Owens and Shannon Harrill, told the Greeneville news that the protest was directed at the vaccine mandate and not their company. "All GE U.S. employees will be fully vaccinated or receive a medical or religious accommodation by December 8th as required in the order."
New Jersey governor's race: How to vote
The state offers three options to vote : by mail, at a polling place on Election Day or via in-person early voting. Those who vote by mail will not be able to return their ballots at in-person early voting poll locations or their Election Day poll location, the state outlines. Registered voters can also vote in-person on Election Day by visiting their local polling place between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Nov. 2. New Jersey’s newest method of voting is early in-person voting. The in-person early voting will conclude on Oct. 31, two days before Election Day.
James Carville is 'scared to death' that Terry McAuliffe will lose Virginia governors race
Democratic strategist James Carville is "scared to death" about a potential election upset in the Virginia gubernatorial election. "It’s close," Carville said. He also admitted that he’s "scared to death" at the prospect of McAuliffe losing with polling putting McAuliffe and his Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin are dead even in support. But the only thing that I can tell you, it’s a close race," Carville said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Virginia race is expected to be held on November 2.
Garland says DOJ 'does not support defunding the police,' asked for $1B increase in funds
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday said the Justice Department "does not support defunding the police" and has asked for a $1 billion funding increase for local departments. "On the defund police issue, the department does not support defunding police, nor does the president," Garland said. "So, we've asked for more than a billion dollars — a major increase in funds for local police departments." "This does not mean that every police officer — quite the contrary," Garland said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHe continued: "And that's the only way they can be safe, and that's the only way the community can be safe.
Maryland GOP legislators want their counties to secede and join West Virginia
Legislators from three GOP-controlled counties in Maryland on Thursday requested to jump ship and formally join up with the neighboring state of West Virginia. In two identically phrased letters to West Virginia state House Speaker Roger Hanshaw and Senate President Craig Blair, both Republicans, six Maryland legislators suggested their secession would be "mutually beneficial." The Maryland legislators did not immediately respond to Fox News’ inquiries, but Thursday’s request is not the first time within the last decade that the counties have looked to ditch their blue-leaning state. The move never gained enough traction to make it through the Maryland state legislature. The latest attempt by three GOP counties to secede from Maryland is likely to face an uphill battle, as they will have to convince the Maryland General Assembly to shave off its western territory.
Antifa protesters disrupt Texas college campus pro-life prayer vigil: 'F--- your God!'
EXCLUSIVE: Antifa protesters disrupted a pro-life candlelight prayer vigil Monday night on the campus of the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton. The vigil had been organized by the UNT chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT), a student group that has existed in some form since 1980. "Tonight the young conservatives have invited groyper influencers & white nationalists such as Lance Johnston to a pro life 'vigil' in supporting christo-fascist abortion legislation." Neidert has come to fear for her safety on campus, where she said other students often recognize her and flip her off. The threats came in response to an initiative by which YCT encouraged students to celebrate National Coming Out Day by "coming out" as conservatives.
NYC protesters who held 'freedom rally' at Times Square to march in support of Kyrie Irving
Protesters who held a rally in Times Square last weekend against the city’s vaccine mandate will hold a demonstration this Sunday in support of the Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving, who has chosen not to get the COVID vaccine. Jo Rose, who was at the rally in Times Square and will attend the demonstration for Irving, told Fox News they will start at Commodore Battery Park and march to the Barclays Center ahead of the opening game for the Nets. One of the organizers, John Matland, told Fox News he anticipates several thousand attendees. Nearly 1,000 people converged on Times Square last Saturday for a "Broadway Rally for Freedom" to protest the city’s draconian vaccine mandate. "We have no business giving this to little children," Kennedy told the crowd.
Anti-critical race theory org launching $1M in ads targeting McAuliffe before Virginia governor race
An anti-critical race theory (CRT) organization is helping Virginia voters keep the issue top-of-mind with a $1 million, multi-faceted ad strategy before November's toss-up gubernatorial election. Starting on Friday, national and state TV networks will air a video accusing Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe of "minimizing" the role of parents. ANTI-CRITICAL RACE THEORY ORG TAKING AIM AT LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD IN HALF MILLION DOLLAR AD BUY"Glenn Youngkin's taking my words out of context. "But, Terry McAuliffe spent years minimizing the role of parents." The ad then shows McAuliffe saying: "I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."
House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt
The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. "We will not allow anyone to derail our work, because our work is too important," Thompson said ahead of the vote. "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. The lingering acrimony over the insurrection, and the Bannon subpoena, flared Wednesday at a House Rules Committee hearing held to set the parameters of Thursday’s debate. Under intense questioning from Raskin, Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican who defended Trump and opposed the Bannon contempt effort, said he accepted that Biden is the president but would not say that Biden won the election.
Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedule
Balsam Hill reopened weeks later with nine workers, hiking the hourly pay by $3 to $18 per hour. “Now, it’s more about what do you need as an employee and how can we make you happy?”Companies are confronting demands by hourly workers on terms that often used to be non-negotiable: scheduling. Taking a page from their white-collar peers who are restructuring their workdays to accommodate their lifestyles, hourly workers are similarly seeking flexibility in how — and when — they do their jobs. Among the new workers Balsam Hill hired was Rickey Haynes, 62, a pastor for a local Baptist church. During the pandemic, hourly workers were hit especially hard when non-essential businesses like department stores and restaurants were forced to close for a few months during the spring of 2020.
Democrats aim to make anyone who disagrees with them an enemy of the state
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-The Moon) made the Democratic position clear Thursday: If you’re not with us, you’re terrorists. “This growth in extremist ideology is echoed in an epidemic of violence and intimidation directed at our health care professionals, teachers, essential workers, school board members and election workers,” Nadler said. Nadler and other Democrat lawmakers seek to paint anyone who speaks out against them as an enemy. Don’t like teachers telling all white kids that they are oppressors just because of the color of their skin? You’re an enemy of the state.
House Democrats vote to hold Trump ally Bannon in contempt of Congress
Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Then-President Trump gave a speech to his supporters from the Ellipse at the White House on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress prepared to certify the electoral college votes. Trump supporters fight with police and security forces at an entrance to the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Brent Stirton/Getty Images“Congress is prohibited from conducting criminal investigations, period.But that’s exactly what the select committee is doing, conducting an illicit criminal investigation into American citizens. Bannon was first subpoenaed on Sept. 23, along with former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former White House communications official Dan Scavino and former Pentagon official Kash Patel.
UN report says world needs to cut coal, oil and gas production by half to save planet
The world needs to cut half its production of fossil fuels in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping up with global targets, according to a new U.N. report. Environment Program report found that governments have made ambitious pledges but continue to encourage the "production gap," in which they increase production while setting bold climate goals. ‘TUCKER CARLSON ORIGINALS’ UNCOVERS HOW WIND ENERGY IS DESTROYING LANDSCAPE, LIVELIHOODSThe report found U.S. production of oil and gas increasing to 17% and 12%, respectively, by 2030 compared to 2019 levels. Officials have therefore urged governments to cut their production and stop plans to increase production over the rest of the decade. The Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance would promote the effort to significantly cut production to meet the goals.
NIH acknowledges US funded gain-of-function at Wuhan lab, despite Fauci’s denials
The National Institutes of Health is now admitting to funding gain-of-function research on bats infected with coronaviruses at a lab in Wuhan, China despite repeated denials from Dr. Anthony Fauci that U.S. tax dollars were used on the funding. Gain-of-function research involves extracting viruses from animals to artificially engineer in a laboratory to make them more transmissible and deadly to humans. Fauci has testified before Congress stating multiple times that NIH does not fund gain-of-function research in Wuhan, but Paul has insisted that Fauci is lying to Congress and even requested a criminal referral from the Department of Justice. A new book from an investigative Australian reporter says that Fauci reportedly misled the Trump administration on gain-of-function research in China. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBoth the NIH and Dr. Fauci's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
Dem candidate Kirsten Engel says GOP is doing 'disservice' to border communities by saying there's 'crisis'
A Democratic congressional candidate in Arizona on Sunday claimed Republicans were doing a "grave disservice" to communities by depicting the U.S.-Mexico border as a "place of crisis." During a virtual candidate forum on Zoom, Kirsten Engel criticized the "media and Republicans" for voicing concerns about the ongoing border crisis, saying they need to "spend some time in our border communities." "So all you need to do is spend some time in our border communities to see how much back and forth there is. PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRAT HITS BIDEN ON BORDER CRISIS, RECONCILIATION BILL 'ZERO COST' CLAIM"Arizona shouldn’t have to bear the burden of our broken immigration system. We need to secure the border and stop the movement of drugs and guns across our border," Engel continued.
Missouri, Texas sue Biden admin in aim to resume construction of border wall
The Republican attorneys general of Missouri and Texas have teamed up to file another lawsuit against the Biden administration regarding border security measures, this time seeking to force the administration to resume construction of the wall at the southern border. "Without a border wall, illegal immigrants, coyotes, and bad actors can simply march across our southern border and into the interior. The border wall needs to be built, the funds have been appropriated to continue to build the wall, and yet the Biden Administration outright refuses to do so." So, nearly $3 billion Congress appropriated for building the wall were redirected by the Biden administration. FOX FLIGHT TEAM FOOTAGE CAPTURES MORE THAN $100M IN UNUSED BORDER WALL MATERIALS"The Biden Administration’s flat refusal to use funds that have already been set aside by Congress to build the border wall is not only illegal and unconstitutional.
Biden to campaign with Terry McAuliffe in toss-up Virginia election
Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, President Biden is scheduled to appear with the Democrat on the campaign trail. The McAuliffe campaign put out a media advisory alerting the press that Biden would campaign with McAuliffe in Arlington on Tuesday, exactly one week before the election. Fox News polling has shown that most Virginia likely voters – and 57 percent of Virginia parents – disagreed with that statement, and Younkin has pressed McAuliffe on it. While McAuliffe claimed that Youngkin took the statement out of context, the Youngkin campaign launched an ad showing McAuliffe standing by the statement seven times. MAJORITY OF VIRGINIA PARENTS WANT A SAY IN THEIR KIDS' EDUCATION, FOX NEWS POLL FINDSBoth Youngkin and McAuliffe have pledged to pay Virginia teachers more, investing in education.
Afghan refugee charged with rape in Montana, governor says, demanding resettlement halt
An Afghan refugee has been charged with the rape of a woman in Missoula, Montana, the state's governor said Thursday – and he called for the Biden administration to halt all refugee resettlements until assurances are made about the vetting process. Greg Gianforte's office said in a statement that an Afghan male placed in Montana by the U.S. State Department was charged with sexual assault. "I'm calling on President Biden to immediately halt resettlements to Montana until federal agencies provide me with adequate assurance that Afghans coming to Montana are fully-vetted in accordance with federal law," he said. Gianforte about this situation, and I stand with him in calling on President Biden to stop all Afghan resettlements to Montana until we get answers." The Biden administration has been bringing tens of thousands of Afghan nationals into the country in the wake of the U.S. drawdown.
Fight over San Diego 'ghost gun' ordinance heats up as judge dismisses challenge
The debate of San Diego’s "ghost gun" ordinance continued to intensify after a federal judge Wednesday rejected a lawsuit against enforcement of the new law. NRA PREPS ARGUMENTS FOR POTENTIAL LANDMARK NOV. 3 SECOND AMENDMENT SCOTUS CASEHowever, Michael Schwartz, executive director of the San Diego Gun Owners Association, called the ordinance vague and "ridiculously ineffective," according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. He argued that the law will ban all legal gun owners from getting parts as there is no process to put serial numbers on unfinished gun parts. The Firearms Policy Coalition, San Diego County Gun Owners PAC and some San Diego residents who filed the lawsuit also argued that the ordinance violates Second Amendment rights. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors earlier this week voted 3-2 in favor of developing a countywide ordinance to similarly ban "ghost guns."
McCarthy alleges Jan. 6 select committee’s Bannon subpoena is ‘invalid’
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is claiming the Jan. 6 select committee’s subpoena for documents and testimony from Steve Bannon is “invalid” ahead of the House’s vote to recommend that the former White House strategist be held in contempt of Congress after he declined to comply with the panel’s request. “They’re issuing an invalid subpoena,” he said at a press conference Thursday. When pressed on what makes the subpoena invalid, McCarthy argued that the entire panel is invalid due to it passing largely along party lines. McCarthy has long been critical of the select committee, arguing it is politically motivated. Bannon is seen as a critical witness for the panel due to his communications with Trump in the days leading up to Jan. 6.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s request for secretive jury selection shot down by judge
A Manhattan federal judge shot down a request by Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorneys to keep secret portions of jury selection in her upcoming sex-trafficking trial. Judge Alison Nathan denied a request to hide from public view proposed juror questionnaires and other proposed juror questions, which Maxwell’s attorneys sought in a letter submitted in the case last week. In addition, Nathan rejected a request by Maxwell for so-called “attorney-conducted voir dire,” or the questioning of jurors for potential biases that would bar them from the panel. Nathan will conduct the voir dire herself, which will be accessible to press and public, as is standard in federal trials, she said. Jury selection in the case is scheduled to begin on Nov. 4 and opening statements are scheduled for the end of next month, Nathan said.
Marine Corps vet disarms gun-wielding robbery suspect at Arizona gas station, video shows
A US Marine Corps veteran in Arizona was caught on video single-handedly disarming a gun-wielding juvenile who was attempting to rob a gas station on Wednesday. The armed suspect walks next to a lone store customer while pointing the weapon toward the cashier, according to the 8-second video clip. The armed suspect walks next to a lone store customer while pointing the weapon toward the cashier, according to the 8-second video clip. The juvenile suspect was booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center on one count each of armed robbery and aggravated assault. Deputies are seeking the two other suspects, who had fled after the Marine veteran intervened.
De Blasio, Stringer turn $8B in NYC pension funds over to AOC, Green New Deal
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal agenda is now governing the future of city pension funds, Mayor Bill de Blasio and city Comptroller Scott Stringer announced Thursday. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has previously called for higher taxes on wealthy Americans to subsidize the costs of her Green New Deal agenda. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography OfficeMayor Bill de Blasio introduces Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a press conference at City Hall this week. Mayor Bill de Blasio praised Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her “incredible sense of what is possible” with her Green New Deal agenda. Bloomberg via Getty ImagesCity Comptroller Scott Stringer commended AOC for opening “the door for discourse, for discussion” on legislating the Green New Deal.
Ben Simmons lists New Jersey mansion for $5M after 76ers suspension
Nearly four months after shelling out $17.5 million for a 12,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion, Ben Simmons is saying goodbye to his New Jersey pad. Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers warms up prior to a game on June 18. Realtor.comThe grand staircase Realtor.comThe formal living room Realtor.comThe gourmet kitchen Realtor.comFormal dining room with a wine wall Realtor.comInformal dining space Realtor.comThe bar-entertainment area Realtor.comJerseys line the basement wall. Realtor.comInteresting features include a formal dining room with a wine wall. Across from the dining room is a wet bar and a dry bar with a large walk-in pantry, according to the listing.
White House in contact with school board group for 'weeks' before controversial 'Patriot Act' letter: emails
President Biden's White House was in discussion with the National School Board Association in the weeks leading up to the NSBA sending a letter demanding federal law enforcement crack down on the alleged harassment of school officials, emails show. The emails show the school board group drew on conversations with White House staffers in drafting the letter. According to emails obtained by Parents Defending Education through public records requests, the NSBA was in talks with White House officials for several weeks before sending its letter. Republicans pressed Garland during Thursday’s hearing on whether White House and Justice Department officials discussed the memo before it was issued. Garland said he never personally discussed it with the White House, but he admitted that the letter "was brought to our attention," and that someone at the White House had discussed it with someone at the Justice Department.
DeSantis tweets 'Don't Tread on Florida' flag after calling for special special session to ban jab mandates
Ron DeSantis tweeted out an updated version of the Florida state flag that was trending on social media after calling for a special session to ban local coronavirus vaccine mandates. "Don’t tread on Florida," the flag reads with an alligator on the bottom paying tribute to the Gadsen flag that contains the message "Don’t Tread On Me." FLORIDA FINES COUNTY $3.5M FOR VIOLATING VACCINE MANDATE BANAlso on Thursday, DeSantis called on the Florida legislature to hold a special session with the aim of banning vaccine mandates in his state. DeSantis held a press conference Thursday and the Gadsden-style Florida flag was displayed by several people in the background. DESANTIS SAYS AG GARLAND 'WEAPONIZING THE DOJ' AGAINST PARENTSThe Republican governor said he will convene a special session of the GOP-controlled statehouse in November to address vaccine requirements.
Brian Laundrie search: No discrepancy between FBI and parents on missing timeline, says family lawyer
BRIAN LAUNDRIE SEARCH: 'PROBABILITY IS HIGH' THAT HIS REMAINS WERE FOUND, LAWYER SAYS: LIVE UPDATES"We notified the FBI that night or the next morning that Brian didn't come home from his hike. They never asked me, and I never informed them that Brian didn't come home," Bertolino explained, adding "North Port PD was under the assumption that Brian was home". BRIAN LAUNDRIE SEARCH: HUMAN REMAINS FOUND NEAR FUGITIVE'S BELONGINGS IN FLORIDA PARK"They wanted to meet with us on Friday. The couple had met years earlier on Long Island, New York, where they grew up, and later moved into the North Port home with Brian’s parents. Brian Laundrie returned home to North Port on Sept. 1 — with the van, but without Petito.
FTC warns of increase in romance scams, especially targeting older adults
"Romance scams; prize, sweepstakes and lottery scams; and business impersonator scams caused the highest aggregate reported losses for older adults," the FTC wrote in its 55-page Protecting Older Consumers 2021 — 2021 report, which was published and submitted to Congress on Monday, Oct. 18. "Reported losses to romance scams have increased significantly in recent years, and this trend accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic," the FTC continued. "Among older adults, hardest hit were the 60-69 and 70-79 age groups, which reported $129 million of the 2020 reported losses, making romance scams the category of highest reported losses for both groups." "We found that adults 60 and older reported losing more money to romance scammers than any other form of fraud in 2020." "And talk with your friends, family, and community members about romance scams to help spread the word."
New skyscraper lab will test elevators high above Atlanta
ATLANTA — One of the world’s largest elevator towers will soon be opened to test elevators of the future as well as current ones high above the Atlanta suburbs. It’s the largest elevator test tower in the Western Hemisphere, according to the company and general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie, which built it. The tower with its multiple elevator testing shafts looks down into the nearby Atlanta Braves’ stadium and offers stunning views of the Atlanta skyline. It’s next door to the company’s new North American headquarters in Cobb County, just northwest of the city. TK Elevators’ North American operations new elevator testing facility rises, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Atlanta.
Google cuts Play Store fees in half after barrage of criticism
Alphabet Inc-owned Google said on Thursday it is lowering the fee that subscription-based apps need to pay Play Store to 15% right from day one, following criticism about its fee structure from companies such as Spotify. Currently, developers pay a 30% subscription fee in the first year, and 15% thereafter. “We’ve heard that customer churn makes it challenging for subscription businesses to benefit from that reduced rate. Google Play developers currently pay a 30 percent subscription fee in the first year, and 15 percent thereafter. Now, they will pay 15 percent from the beginning.
Wall Street awash in profits despite COVID but bleeding jobs: DiNapoli
Employment in New York City’s securities industry declined by nearly 2 percent — or 3,600 jobs — in 2020, according to the report. The securities industry produced one-fifth of all wages paid in New York City last year. As of August, the city was home to just 17.8 percent of all securities industry jobs, the comptroller noted — a 32-year low. By comparison, the US as a whole is projected to add 23,000 securities jobs this year. Albany’s greater reliance on personal income taxes for revenue makes it even more dependent on Wall Street for tax revenue than the city.
AG Garland asked to appoint special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden
Attorney General Merrick Garland was pressed Thursday to appoint a special counsel to investigate the art sales of President Biden’s scandal-scarred son Hunter — whose novice works are set to be sold for upward of $500,000. “You may recognize this painting is a Hunter Biden. Greg Nash-Pool/Getty ImagesBuck proceeded to ask Garland if he would appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden, noting his office sent a letter to the Department of Justice making the same request. Hunter Biden is seen at an art show with politician Michael Tubbs. As recently as this month, Hunter Biden has been criticized for the price of his artwork and lack of transparency regarding the buying process.
Mick Mulvaney on 'Kilmeade Show': 'The one group you can still discriminate against is Christians'
Former congressman and Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney argued on Thursday that a North Carolina high school's "privileged" banner aimed at a rival Catholic high school team will not result in any penalties. And that's what Charlotte Catholic High School is. The school’s football team ran through the banner before the start of the game against Charlotte Catholic High School, where Mulvaney attended. "Whether they are high school, elementary school or middle school – they’re children. Swanson said the sign portrays the Catholic school as a "rich, White high school."
Joe Concha: As radicals seize Democratic Party, these liberals may be the only voice of reason left
The voices of reason in the Democratic Party are … Bill Maher and Jon Stewart? JOE CONCHA: PETE BUTTIGIEG IS IN OVER HIS HEAD ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS: HERE'S WHYRadicals have taken over the party and control the president. Well, there are, but they’re not on Capitol Hill or in the White House – They’re on HBO and Apple TV! The Wuhan novel respiratory coronavirus lab.’ The disease is the same name as the lab," he told a visibly uncomfortable Stephen Colbert in June. But to the left, saying, "Hey, maybe focus on those in power instead," is a bridge too far.
Tens of thousands of migrants gathering on southern border ahead of 'Remain-in-Mexico' restart, sources say
Tens of thousands of migrants are gathering on the Mexican side of the southern border, ahead of the Biden administration’s planned re-implementation of the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy which kept migrants in Mexico for their hearings. The Biden administration began unraveling it earlier this year, even amid soaring migrant numbers, and formally ended it in June before the court ruling ordered a reversal. It closed that loophole down," former acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan said at a roundtable this week. Immigration activists have fumed at the Biden administration’s panned restart of the policy. The final border numbers have not been released, but are expected any day.
CNN, MSNBC avoid McAuliffe's TV interview storm-off where he criticized reporter's questions
CNN and MSNBC appeared to gloss over the rough 24 hours Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe had following an abrupt exit from a TV interview and a new poll showing Virginia's race for governor continues to narrow. However, WJLA anchor Jonathan Elias offered a disclaimer to viewers who may have noticed Youngkin's interview was much longer than McAuliffe's. TERRY MCAULIFFE ABRUPTLY ENDS INTERVIEW, TELLS LOCAL VIRGINIA REPORTER ‘YOU SHOULD’VE ASKED BETTER QUESTION'"So if you watch those entire interviews on our website, we do want to point out that the Terry McAuliffe interview is shorter than our interview with Glenn Youngkin. McAuliffe abruptly ended 7News' interview after just 10 minutes and told Nick that he should have asked better questions and that Nick should have asked questions 7News viewers care about. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPThis isn't the first time CNN and MSNBC aided McAuliffe by omission.
Political money race: RNC edges DNC in latest fundraising reports
As it builds resources ahead of next year’s midterm elections, the Republican National Committee (RNC) slightly outperformed the rival Democratic National Committee (DNC), according to the latest fundraising figures released by the two national party organizations. The RNC reports a haul of $12.7 million last month, and $37.8 million for the July-September third quarter of fundraising. The DNC said that it brought in $11.4 million in September, and $36.6 million during the entire third quarter. The DNC’s figures include money raised by the national party committee as well as the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREWhile the RNC outraised the DNC the past three months, the Democrats have more money in their coffers, reporting $74.5 million cash on hand.
Biden tells fake Amtrak conductor story for fourth time since taking office
President Biden on Wednesday told a false story — for the fourth time since taking office — about an Amtrak conductor named Angelo Negri who supposedly boasted about his train ridership during his final year as vice president. “I guess it was seven years into — to my tenure as vice president,” Biden said Wednesday. President Biden was at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to discuss infrastructure legislation. '”President Biden retold the tale, emphasizing that it was “a true story.” Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesNegri purportedly told Biden, “Boom, boom. President Biden claims to have traveled more miles on Amtrak than on Air Force flights during his tenure as vice president.
Biden keeps telling bizarre Amtrak story that was already debunked
President Biden has repeatedly told a heartfelt story about his interactions with an Amtrak employee, even though the details of the story don't seem to add up. Biden on Wednesday told the factually challenged Amtrak story for the fourth time in his presidency to date. BIDEN’S BIZARRE AMTRAK STORY DOESN’T ADD UP"About, uh, I guess it was seven years into my tenure as vice president, and I used to always like to take Amtrak home on Friday," Biden said while speaking at in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The president’s "true story" seems to be anything but – Fox News previously reported that the story does not add up. Negri's obituary states he retired from Amtrak in 1993, while Biden was still a senator.
Washington State police couple lose jobs over vaccine mandate despite after religious exemptions pulled
A Washington State trooper and his wife, a police dispatcher, lost their jobs over the vaccine mandate, despite being initially granted religious exemptions from the shot. The couple joined "Fox & Friends First" on Thursday to discuss their decision to take a "moral stand for medical freedom." The couple filed a religious exemption request, but it was denied by the state after being approved initially. We were both granted them, along with hundreds of other state patrol employees, according to our HR policy," Richard explained. "I know for dispatch we have eight centers in the in the state of Washington for state patrol and just our center alone in Vancouver, we handle five counties," Celina explained.
Special Counsel John Durham 'still in action' investigating origins of Trump-Russia probe, AG Garland says
Special Counsel John Durham is "still in action" investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Thursday. During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, Garland was asked about the status of Durham's now years-long probe. SENATORS GRASSLEY, JOHNSON DEMAND AG GARLAND PROVIDE UPDATE ON DECLASSIFICATION OF REMAINING RUSSIA PROBE DOCSGarland said the special counsel is "still in action." DECLASSIFIED TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE DOCS TO DATE: WHAT TO KNOWBarr, in December, before leaving the Trump administration, tapped Durham as special counsel to continue his investigation through the Biden administration. DURHAM TARGETS CLINTON CAMPAIGN LAW FIRM IN FRESH ROUND OF SUBPOENASAs special counsel, Durham, so far, has charged just one individual – Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann – with knowingly making false statements to the FBI.
California residents sound alarm over port backlog as shipping containers overflow into neighborhoods
Shipping delays have been mounting and cargo has been piling up at California ports. Due to the overflow at ports, containers are now finding their way to residential streets. Valerie Contreras, a board member of the Wilmington, California, Neighborhood Council, told "Fox & Friends First" Thursday that the dangerous situation can’t continue. "The shipping industry is spilling over into our community and we cannot sustain it any longer," Contreras said. Our residential streets are backed up and we cannot handle the overflow of what's happening at the port.
Stalled High Line luxury towers ‘The Twists’ could face more delays
In the latest twist on “The Twists” — a stalled pair of Bjarke Ingels-designed luxury condo towers over the High Line Park — a foreclosure auction later this month might not come anywhere near resolving the complicated saga, sources told The Post. The towers’ unfinished appearance has puzzled High Line strollers since construction came to a halt in late 2019. A New York judge ruled in July that Feldman’s HFZ owes the British fund $136 million after Feldman failed to make monthly interest payments since April 2020. Steve CuozzoAn HFZ rep referred The Post to Helene Feldman, who is Ziel Feldman’s wife and a co-principal of HFZ. Neither did Ziel Feldman’s office.
State Department mocked for tweet about ‘International Pronouns Day’
The US State Department was widely mocked on social media Wednesday after tweeting about “International Pronouns Day” and sharing a link to an article that detailed why many people on social media share their pronouns to help others avoid “accidentally assuming an incorrect gender based on a name or an appearance.”“Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles. Critics took to social media to mock the post, with many accusing the department of prioritizing “International Pronouns Day” over foreign policy. Critics accused the State Department of prioritizing “International Pronouns Day” over foreign policy. We’re celebrating International Pronouns Day.”International Pronouns Day was first celebrated in 2018 and has since been recognized on the third Wednesday of every October. The day helps to create awareness around “respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace,” according to the website pronounsday.org.
Providing A Change: Andrew Yang’s Forward Party
This week, Martha sits down with former Democratic presidential candidate and New York City mayoral candidate, Andrew Yang, to discuss his new book Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy. Andrew shares why he started the Forward Party and what it means for the future of Independent voters. Plus, he and Martha weigh in on the decrease in the labor force and why he thinks it’s a disaster. Follow Martha on Twitter : @marthamaccallum
Trump Launching Social Media Platform, ‘Non-Woke’ News
Howie Kurtz on President Biden trying get more hands on in spending bill negotiations, Donald Trump announcing the launch of a social media site and Republicans blocking voting rights bill. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Garland denies DOJ labeling parents as domestic terrorists following school board memo
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday denied claims that the Justice Department (DOJ) would label parents as domestic terrorists following an Oct. 4 memorandum he sent to DOJ employees about intervening in incidents of violence or intimidation targeting state and local school board officials. SEVENTEEN STATES ASK BIDEN, GARLAND TO STOP INTIMIDATING PARENTS INTO SILENCE AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS"I want to be clear. That is not what the memorandum is about at all, nor does it use the words ‘domestic terrorism’ or ‘PATRIOT Act,’" Garland said Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee in response to a question from Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, about the memo. PARENTS RESPOND TO DOJ, SCHOOL BOARDS' STATEMENTS: 'I AM WHAT A DOMESTIC TERRORIST LOOKS LIKE?' The NSBA, which represents over 90,000 school board members, also requested that a federal review "examine appropriate enforceable actions against these crimes and acts of violence under the Gun-Free School Zones Act, [and] the PATRIOT Act in regards to domestic terrorism," Garcia wrote.
Garland doesn't say if he sought ethics guidance regarding ties to son-in-law's CRT-promoting company
The congressman asked Garland if he was aware of the federal regulations related to upholding the impartiality of executive branch employees. Garland repeatedly refused to answer the question, saying only that the memo targets threats of violence against school officials. "This memorandum is aimed at violence and threats of violence," Garland said. Garland also refused to say whether he would consider submitting to an ethics review. "Will you commit to having the appropriate ethics designee review the case and make the results public?," Johnson asked.
Former Lincoln Project advisor roasted for claiming Republicans would end Senate filibuster to gain more power
Contributing writer for The Atlantic and former Lincoln Project advisor Tom Nichols was roasted by critics Wednesday for claiming that Republicans, given the opportunity, would immediately do away with the Senate filibuster rule if it meant them gaining more power. "Anyone who’s ever been a Republican understands why [Michael Steele] is fulminating on ["Deadline: White House"] right now, because he’s telling the obvious truth: the Republicans would throw over the filibuster in a second if meant more power for them. Nichols wrote on Twitter, referencing a Wednesday MSNBC appearance by former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele. During the appearance, Steele argued that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., "wouldn't take a second breath" on getting rid of the filibuster in order to implement the GOP agenda. Debate over whether or not the filibuster should remain in place resurfaced following all Senate Republicans' voting Wednesday to block debate on a Democrat-backed federal voting overhaul.
Jonathan Morris: A Catholic saint is canceled in Los Angeles and the Catholic Church is quiet
On that day the city of Los Angeles failed to protect public property and has made no effort to replace the statue that is revered by millions of Los Angeles Catholics, representing, by far, the largest religious denomination in the city. The reasons they give for discrediting St. Junipero Serra are shrouded by dishonesty. We all know that the City of Los Angeles would not have dared to do what it is doing today. An auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, Bishop Robert Barron (presumably, with the blessing of Los Angeles Archbishop, Jose Gomez) organized a group of Catholics to pray and counter-protest the rioters who tore down the statue of St. Juniper Serra in Los Angeles. This is why so many politicians quote Pope Francis as they announce policies that conflict with the Church’s core teachings.
State Department ridiculed over celebrating 'International Pronouns Day' amid global crises
Outraged citizens and lawmakers wondered why the State Department celebrated "International Pronouns Day" on Wednesday amid a series of global crises they argued better deserved its attention. "Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles," the department tweeted. The State Department explainer, which encouraged an understanding of "Pronoun Proficiency," provided a list of some of the updated identifications being used by individuals. "Third-person personal pronouns are used to describe a person or people, in American English grammar, as the subject, as the object or in the possessive," the State Department wrote. He singled out Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman for "neutering our diplomats."
Russia, China back aid for Afghans in Taliban talks, say US should 'shoulder' costs
The Taliban won the backing from top U.S. adversaries in the call for international humanitarian aid to assist Afghans, as concerns of economic collapse grow. Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan, India and five formerly Soviet nations issued a joint statement Wednesday following talks with the Taliban in Moscow, and pointedly called on the U.S. to "shoulder" the costs of financing humanitarian needs in Afghanistan. Following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, the U.S. froze billions of dollars in assets provided to the former Afghan government. International monetary organizations have additionally frozen up to 75% of all fiscal disbursements previously funneled into Afghanistan. Chinese foreign minister Wang Webin said the collective nations further called on the Taliban to "respect the basic rights of ethnic minorities, women and children" and said China would be in close talks with the Taliban.
Oversight Board slams Facebook, says tech giant withheld info in Trump case
Facebook did not inform the Oversight Board about the program, as it should have, when it referred the case of Trump’s suspension from the platform to the board. Facebook’s Oversight Board said the company withheld information about the uneven enforcement of its content moderation system. According to the board, Facebook tried to downplay the program to the board, saying that it “only applied to a ‘small number of decisions. Oversight Board data information displayed on a pie graph. Oversight BoardOversight BoardOn Thursday, the Oversight Board also said it will, at Facebook’s request, review the cross-check program.
Putin rages against vaccine refusal as COVID-19 deaths hit record highs in Russia
The government coronavirus task force reported 36,339 new confirmed infections and 1,036 deaths in the past 24 hours. President Vladimir Putin has voiced consternation about vaccine hesitancy and sought to urge more to come forward for jabs. The vaccine really reduces the risks of illness, grave complications and death.”Russia became the first country in the world to authorize a coronavirus vaccine in August 2020 and has plentiful supplies. The government also urged local authorities to restrict access to restaurants, theaters and other entertainment venues during the period. “The experience shows that nonworking days are the most effective way to reduce contagion and deaths,” he said.
Nevada gov candidate shoots ‘CRT,’ ‘vaccine mandate’ beer bottles in campaign video
A gun-toting former New Yorker who’s running for governor of Nevada has released a campaign video of her shooting beer bottles with “critical race theory” and “vaccine mandates” scrawled on them. Michele Fiore announced her gubernatorial run with an ad featuring her shooting beer bottles in the desert. The candidates blame Sisolak’s COVID-19 mandates and restrictions for the state’s sluggish economic recovery. Twitter/@VoteFioreMichele Fiore blames COVID-19 mandates and restrictions for Nevada’s sluggish economic recovery. Twitter/@VoteFioreThe debate over critical race theory has been raging in Nevada school districts in the last year.
Carrie Lukas: I'm a Virginia mom and I don't trust my local public school
When I moved to Virginia, public school quality was top of mind. But I don’t trust Virginia public schools anymore. I don’t trust that my local school board will prioritize students' needs over the desires of union workers. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOur public school leaders have lost my trust, and I know I’m not alone. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM CARRIE LUKASCarrie is a mother of five children enrolled in Virginia public schools.
Sinema bathroom confrontation: ASU police recommend charging 4
The Arizona State University Police Department is recommending charges against the four protesters who followed Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema into a bathroom earlier this month and recorded the incident. ASU police, Sinema's office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office have all investigated the incident, the AZ Mirror reported . ASU police are now asking county prosecutors to charge four people with misdemeanors, Adam Wolfe, spokesman for ASU Police Department, told the outlet. Immigration activists confronted Sinema outside a classroom on Oct. 3 on the campus and subsequently followed her into a bathroom over "a pathway to citizenship" for illegal immigrants. One of the immigration activists who confronted Sinema, Dr. Sophia Marjanovic, defended her actions in a Facebook post earlier this month, accusing critics of being the "tone police."
Border Patrol agents in Texas catch MS-13 members, including one sought for child sex offense
Border Patrol agents in Texas nabbed three MS-13 gang members, traveling into the U.S. among groups of migrants – including one who was being sought for an alleged sexual assault on a child. The man is also an MS-13 gang member, according to authorities. Just two days later, again in Hidalgo, agents encountered one MS-13 member in a group of 11 migrants, who had previously been deported. The arrest of gang members with criminal records is a regular occurrence at the southern border. Earlier this month, agents nabbed a number of criminal illegal immigrants including sex offenders with prior convictions and an MS-13 gang member.
FLASHBACK: Media, liberals proven wrong on statue comments after NYC votes to remove Thomas Jefferson statue
This followed an effort from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to call for the statue’s removal. And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? Trump's comments were dismissed by many in the media, saying that no one is trying to remove statues of the Founding Fathers. The New York Times similarly quoted Gordon-Reed in an effort to dismiss fears that Jefferson statues could be removed. Meanwhile, on "CNN Tonight," Democratic activist Keith Boykin argued with host Don Lemon that he "can draw the line" at Jefferson statues despite him previously owning slaves.
Cotton bill takes aim at school policies that 'subvert parental authority' on gender changes
FIRST ON FOX: Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas is dropping a new bill taking aim at public school policies that "subvert parental authority" when it comes to students’ gender identities and gender changes. Cotton is introducing the Empower Parents to Protect Their Kids Act on Thursday to address numerous U.S. public school "policies to allow students of any age to change their name, pronouns, gender identity and even sex-based accommodations (e.g. locker rooms) without parental notice or consent," according to a bill summary exclusively obtained by Fox News. "Schools should work with parents to support kids," Cotton told Fox News in a Thursday email. "These policies subvert parental authority and subject children to an experimental psychological intervention that has a high likelihood of changing their life path," the summary reads.
Biden's polling worse than Obama, Bush, Clinton, better than Trump, at this point in their presidencies
President Biden's eroding poll numbers have been a major story line in the political world for nearly three months. While that’s nothing for Biden to brag about, it’s better than his predecessor in the White House. WHERE BIDEN STANDS IN THE LATEST FOX NEWS NATIONAL POLLBut Biden trails his two most recent Democratic predecessors. Biden’s approval rating hovered in the low to mid 50s during his first six months in the White House. Biden’s approval among independent voters dropped from 43% in September to 36% now – and he sank nine points among suburban women – from 59% in September to 50% this month.
Calif. Gov. Newsom signs executive order to combat supply chain crisis
Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday directing multiple state agencies to identify different solutions to alleviate the supply chain crisis seeing a massive bottleneck at two prominent ports in the state. Newsom also directed all agencies to “continue to execute actions in coordination with the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force.”California Gov. The massive supply chain crisis is threatening the timeliness of holiday gifts and causing a surge in Americans hoarding goods. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA“We must address the global supply chain and ports crisis before Congress even considers additional social spending and taxation legislation,” the lawmakers wrote. “The policies of your Presidency and party’s leaders in Congress are exacerbating or simply ignoring the underlying supply chain crisis.”
Eric Adams calls Curtis Sliwa a Trump ‘mini-me,’ ‘clown’
Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams called Republican opponent Curtis Sliwa a “mini-me” of former President Donald Trump and a “clown” on Thursday, the day after a toned-down first general election debate. “I’m not taking anything for granted, but I’ll let them know that we’re not going to make the mistake we made when Donald Trump became president, we’re not going to elect the mini-me of Donald Trump,” said Adams, the Brooklyn borough president. That’s unacceptable that he thinks he can become mayor of the city of New York,” he added. NBCCurtis Sliwa has said he did not vote for former President Donald Trump, declaring last year that he “hates Trump.” NBC“We know Curtis is a clown, and New York City is not a circus,” he said. In return, the former NYPD captain and state senator portrayed Sliwa as a fabulist who engaged in “buffoonery,” but repeatedly declined to respond to his rival’s attempted provocations.
125K unaccompanied kids have crossed the border during Biden admin: report
More than 125,000 unaccompanied children have arrived at the southern border since President Biden took office in January, smashing previous records, according to a new report. The influx of unaccompanied children is overwhelming federal facilities, forcing the White House to allow them into the country. The influx of unaccompanied children is overwhelming federal facilities. Border Patrol agents process the unaccompanied children at regional stations where they are held until being transferred to HHS. Mario Tama/Getty ImagesThe children remain at the HHS shelter until officials find an adult in the US they can be released to.
Brian Laundrie search: Attention shifts to parents after human remains found
Now that human remains have been found alongside Brian Laundrie's backpack and notebook in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park, attention is shifting to his parents' actions following Gabby Petito's homicide and their son's subsequent disappearance. The Laundries reported Brian missing on Sept. 17, telling authorities that he had left their home on Sept. 14 for the Carlton Reserve. Despite that, Rahmani said the Laundries' recent cooperation with the search likely wiped out any potential criminal exposure they might have had. BRIAN LAUNDRIE SEARCH: FBI CONFIRMS UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS, FUGITIVE'S BACKPACK AND NOTEBOOK FOUNDThe Laundries' lawyer, Bertolino, defended Chris and Roberta on Wednesday, saying that they worked with police in the search for Brian. There’s no prosecuting a dead person," Rahmani told Fox News on Wednesday.
Homan on 'Fox & Friends': Biden's CBP nominee is 'perfect choice' for open border policies
Fox News contributor Tom Homan told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that President Biden ’s pick to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Chris Magnus, would be the "perfect choice" for open borders. The former Tucson, Arizona police chief refused to acknowledge that there was a crisis at the border. He went against Donald Trump from day one, said his policies were inhumane, and bottom line, he fails to recognize that Donald Trump created the most secure border in my lifetime. He is the perfect choice for this administration if this administration wants open borders. He’s the worst choice for the men and women of CBP who simply want to do their job and secure the border.
Mitch McConnell: 'Americans didn't sign up for Bernie Sanders' socialist vision'
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joined "America’s Newsroom" Thursday, suggesting Americans would be 'better off' if Democrats' 'reckless' tax and spending package never passed. McConnell made these comments as Democrats continue to struggle with passing Biden’s spending agenda. MCCONNELL JABS AT TRUMP SAYING 2022 MIDTERMS SHOULDN’T BE ‘REHASH’ OF 2020 ELECTIONMITCH MCCONNELL: The American people would be a lot better off if this reckless tax and spending package never passed. They didn't get a mandate from the American people to do this -- a 50/50 Senate, a couple of seat majority in the House. American people didn't vote to turn this country into Bernie Sanders’ socialist vision.
NASA engineer of 37 years prepared to retire over vaccine mandate if religious exemption isn't granted
A NASA engineer of 37 years is prepared to retire over President Biden's vaccine mandate, arguing it is her "First Amendment right" to refuse the shot for religious reasons. Sophia Smith appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Thursday to discuss the mandate and why she has requested a religious exemption from the vaccine. We call it the constitutional rally," Smith explained, referring to a group of fellow NASA employees who are assembling in protest of the mandate. In recent weeks, Joe Biden signed an executive order mandating the vaccine for federal workers and contractors within the executive branch. The mandate only allows for few exemptions on disability-related and religious grounds and does not offer regular testing as an alternative.
Merrick Garland testifying before Congress amid fierce criticism over controversial memo
Attorney General Merrick Garland is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday amid intense criticism over a memo he released this month, which announced the Federal Bureau of Investigations would get involved in cases of parents who protest against school boards. Merrick Garland’s memo about the FBI investigating parents for domestic terrorism incited protests in school board meetings all over the US. REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinPatti Hidalgo Menders speaks out against board actions during a Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty ImagesA woman holds up her sign against critical race theory being taught during a public Loudoun County Public Schools. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty ImagesIn recent months, many parents have spoken out against both at school board meetings, with some interactions turning raucous.
Southwest mass cancellations debacle cost $75M, company says
Southwest Airlines revealed Thursday that the debacle that led to thousands of canceled flights earlier this month cost the company $75 million. The cancellations as well as customer refunds and “gestures of goodwill” all contributed to the estimated cost, Southwest said in a release announcing better-than-expected third-quarter earnings. The Federal Aviation Administration, the company and the airline that represents Southwest pilots all denied allegations that the cancellations were the result of a protest by unvaccinated workers. CEO Gary Kelly said the nationwide cancellations and delays were sparked by weather issues in Florida and compounded by air traffic control issues. “Gary Kelly can’t blame others for the faults of Southwest Airlines.
Meghan McCain warns of ‘oppressive climate of judgment’ in exclusive excerpt of new memoir ‘Bad Republican’
McCain told O’Rourke that, in her opinion, a female candidate wouldn’t have been able to get away with a similar comment. McCain doesn’t agree with O’Rourke politics and didn’t appreciate his answer, which she called rehearsed and weak. I know I’m scared of interacting at all with the woke set. I always think I’m going to say the wrong thing, and I’m going to make a joke that’s going to offend someone and I’m going to get fired. They think you’re trying to remove the police.
McAuliffe receives another six-figure donation from billionaire Epstein associate who owns the 'f--- jet'
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe received another six-figure donation from a billionaire associate of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein who owns a private plane nicknamed the "f--- jet." The billionaire supporting McAuliffe’s campaign is also a reported associate of both Epstein and former President Clinton, having been named in the convicted sex criminal’s infamous "black book" as well as Epstein’s private jet travel log. Burkle traveled to Africa with Epstein in 2002 on a humanitarian mission, with Burkle flying back commercial and remarking that Epstein was "creepy." McAuliffe also traveled to Los Angeles in 2014 to attend a fundraiser held by Burkle while he was governor. McAuliffe will be campaigning with former President Obama this upcoming Saturday and Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison on Sunday.
Garland set to testify at House hearing with DOJ mired in controversies
Attorney General Merrick Garland will testify at a House committee hearing Thursday dedicated to oversight of the Justice Department at a time when the agency is in the middle of several high-profile cases and controversies. SEVENTEEN STATES ASK BIDEN, GARLAND TO STOP INTIMIDATING PARENTS INTO SILENCE AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS"Who cares more about a kid? Another issue that Garland could face is the ongoing surge of migrants crossing the southern border. The attorney general was among administration leaders who traveled to Mexico earlier this month to discuss border security. If the House passes the resolution, the matter will be referred to the DOJ to determine whether or not to prosecute Bannon.
Biden admin. 'officially recognizing' link between climate change, migration
The Biden administration on Thursday is "officially recognizing and reporting" on the "linkage" between climate change and migration, after the U.S. saw the highest number of border detentions in a year since 1986. The analyses fulfill requirements of Biden’s Jan. 27 executive order on tackling climate change – as well as his Feb. 29 executive order to rebuild and enhance programs to resettle refugees and plan for the "impact of climate change on migration." Officials said the DHS analysis and assessment marked "the first time the U.S. government is officially recognizing and reporting on the linkage between climate change and migration." "The U.S. has a compelling national interest in strengthening global protections for individuals and groups displaced by the impacts of climate change." The official said the National Security Council also is establishing a "standing" interagency working group on climate change and migration, and the director of national intelligence will oversee the development of the "first-ever" national intelligence estimate on climate change.
Jobless claims fall again to new pandemic-era low amid tight labor market
The number of Americans newly seeking jobless benefits edged lower again last week, reaching a new pandemic-era low amid the historically tight labor market, the feds said Thursday. Thursday’s drop in claims comes after a separate report last week from the feds showed American workers are quitting at record rates. According to a September Jobs report, the country only added 194,000 jobs for the month. The weekly report comes after the September jobs report came in way lower than economists expected, adding just 194,000 jobs for the month. We have folks that are vaccinated, folks that aren’t vaccinated, people who are vaccinated worried about the people that aren’t vaccinated,” he ?continued.?
US troops in Syria targeted with 'deliberate and coordinated' drone attack, no injuries reported
U.S. troops in Syria were targeted Thursday with a "deliberate and coordinated" drone attack, military officials told Fox News, saying that the U.S. has the "inherent right of self defense" and will "respond at a time and place of our choosing." Bill Urban confirmed that the al-Tanf Garrison area "was subjected to a deliberate and coordinated attack." SENIOR AL QAEDA LEADER KILLED IN DRONE STRIKE IN SYRIA, US DEFENSE OFFICIALS SAY"Based on initial reports, the attack utilized both unmanned aerial systems and indirect fire," Urban said. "We continue to maintain all appropriate force protection measures to ensure the safety and security of our forces," Urban said. "We maintain the inherent right of self defense and will respond at a time and place of our choosing."
Ex-Massachusetts professor gets 10-12 years for Christmas Eve torture attack on colleague over unrequited love
Prosecutors had outlined how Hachiyanagi knocked on the door of the home of Lauret Savoy, a fellow college professor, claiming to be in need of emotional support over a breakup the day before Christmas Eve. When Savoy let her in, Hachiyanagi attacked her, bludgeoning and taunting her in a four-hour torture session, prosecutors said. "Professor Savoy is certainly a victim of a horrific crime, but that’s not what I’m going to remember," Flannery said, according to WWLP. next Image 1 of 2prev Image 2 of 2Savoy is a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College. The closest I found is this: ‘severe or excruciating pain or suffering (of body or mind); anguish, agony, torment; the infliction of such.’ This is a definition of torture," Savoy said.
Kat Cammack blasts Biden's 'Weekend at Bernie's' presidency as border arrests hit all-time highs
The Florida congresswoman appeared on "Fox & Friends First" on Thursday to discuss the data, saying she is optimistic the crisis can be mitigated but it will require "strong, focused leadership" in order to do so. BORDER ARRESTS HIT HIGHEST LEVELS SINCE 1986'S AMNESTY BILL: CBP DATAKAT CAMMACK: I'm an eternal optimist. I don't think that we are too far beyond repair, but it's going to take some pretty tough leadership and really strong, focused leadership. We've got a "Weekend at Bernie's" type presidency going on right now, so I don't expect much out of the White House. We just need strong leadership to do it.
Ford Maverick Hybrid gets pickup-best 37 mpg
The Ford Maverick is a little hauler that's in it for the long haul. The hybrid version of the new compact pickup has received a 37 mpg combined fuel economy rating from the EPA, making it the most-efficient pickup overall by a wide margin ahead of GM's full-size diesels at 27 mpg, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel at 26 mpg and the hybrid Ford F-150 PowerBoost at 25 mpg. FOX NEWS CAR REVIEWS: 2021 FORD F-150 POWERBOOST:The front-wheel-drive Maverick Hybrid also gets 42 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA test cycle, the latter matched only by the GM and Ram diesel trucks. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2022 FORD MAVERICK:Based on the combined rating and its 13.8-gallon fuel tank, the 191 horsepower Maverick Hybrid has a range of 500 miles between fill-ups. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Maverick is also offered with a 250 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that comes in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions with combined fuel economy ratings of 26 mpg and 25 mpg, respectively, and a maximum towing capacity of 4,000 pounds.
Pompeo and Libby: China's COVID coverup and it's terrible costs demand accountability. US must step up
We don’t need to reinvent international law. Just and well-established principles of international law require China fully compensate states it has wronged. For over 40 years, the U.N.’s International Law Commission studied international cases on just these principles. If, as we believe, it recklessly engineered the virus and allowed its escape, International law provides an enforceable remedy for their evil. So far the democracies have not imposed costs for CCP wrongs greater than the benefits Beijing derives.
Michigan legislature passes law allowing private sector to directly fund students
But, Democrats argued the legislation was an attempted workaround to create a voucher system, something they said violated the Michigan Constitution's ban on using public money on private education. Gretchen Whitmer already has signaled her intent to veto the legislation, saying it would divert "hundreds of millions" to "private institutions." "The Michigan Constitution sets up a system of school funding designed to ensure the quality of free public education in Michigan. This legislation undermines that constitutional guarantee, permitting the diversion of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars annually to private institutions. "They use this private money — not public money, private money — to help them and their children," O'Malley continued.
Rep. Nancy Mace: Let's talk about US government debt – and how to fix this mess
SEN. JOSH HAWLEY: AMERICA UNDER JOE BIDEN IS A LAND OF SCARCITY AND WANTWashington worked overtime to raise the debt ceiling this month. The powers in Washington have given the American people a false choice, claiming that raising the debt ceiling is the only option to avoid defaulting on our debt. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERHere’s the dirty little secret: if we cut spending and limit borrowing, then we will not default. In the past, Congress has raised the debt ceiling because of massive spending on both sides of the aisle. This month, raising the debt ceiling gave way to levels of spending never before seen.
GOP's 'short term sugar high in Donald Trump' won't last, Georgia's Republican lt. gov. predicts
Geoff Duncan says he’s getting "very little push back" from fellow Republicans over his burgeoning effort to reboot what he hopes will be a post-Donald Trump GOP. "If done right, GOP 2.0 is going to be a safe place to call home for commonsense conservatives. And I think GOP 2.0 can do that. While Duncan looks to a post-Trump GOP, there's no let up right now in the former president's immense clout over the Republican Party. Duncan touted that "we intend for GOP 2.0 to play a significant role in shaping who the Republican nominee is."
Chinese aggression toward Taiwan testing US resolve in wake of Afghanistan withdrawal, experts say
Recent aggression toward Taiwan by the Chinese communist regime shows that Beijing is looking to test the resolve of the Biden administration, particularly in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, experts tell Fox News. TAIWAN WILL NOT START WAR WITH CHINA, TOP MILITARY OFFICIAL SAYSBeijing views Taiwan as a breakaway province and claims that it is part of its own territory. The U.S. does not formally recognize Taiwan, but maintains an unofficial relationship and is supportive of its democratic government. "They periodically ratchet up the pressure to pressure Taiwan, to pressure the United States and to probe weaknesses, to test our resolve," James Anderson, President of the Institute of World Politics and a former senior defense official in the Trump administration, told Fox News. "And probably the proximate cause of the most recent escalation and probing has to do with our sloppy and unfortunate disaster with respect to the withdrawal from Afghanistan."
Obama calls open borders 'unsustainable,' migrant crisis 'heartbreaking'
Former President Obama called for comprehensive immigration reform to fix a "dysfunctional" system as the Biden administration grapples with what he called a "heartbreaking" migrant crisis at the southern border. He added that immigration is a "tough" issue because Americans want to be compassionate but that the U.S. having open borders is an "unsustainable" idea. "As big-hearted as he is, nobody understands that better than Joe Biden," Obama said. The idea that we can just have open borders is something that ... as a practical matter, is unsustainable." While it marks the first decrease in migrant encounters seen under the Biden administration, where migrant encounters have been sharply rising for months, it is only a 2% drop over the more than 212,000 encounters in July.
Q&Trey: What Do Members of Congress Do All Day?
On this episode, Trey discusses why members of Congress give speeches on an almost empty House floor, and what the other members are doing with their time while that is happening. Then, he explains what experts told him about why the United States lost its embassy in Afghanistan. Trey also gives insight into how he has handled high-pressure, time-consuming jobs throughout his career from being an attorney to a member of Congress, and now the host of Sunday Night in America on the FOX News Channel. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Texas Democrat calls for migrant 'humanitarian centers,' with limited CBP, ICE oversight
A Texas Democrat is proposing that migrants trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico be placed in "humanitarian centers" rather than facilities run by federal immigration authorities. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) – rather than sites run by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the report said. The proposed humanitarian centers would offer legal services and other resources, plus medical screenings, interpreters and referrals to community programs, according to Border Report. The proposed rule would allow CIS officials at the border to decide asylum claims, bypassing the immigration courts within the Justice Department. "The proposed rule represents a blatant violation of the laws passed by Congress," the Republicans wrote, led by Sens.
Brian Laundrie's backpack, notebook found in Florida park near human remains, FBI says
Here's what you need to know as you start your day …Brian Laundrie's backpack, notebook found in Florida park near human remains, FBI saysThe FBI confirmed to reporters in Florida on Wednesday that investigators found what appeared to be human remains, "along with personal items, such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie," just hours after Laundrie's parents searched the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park. He added: "Chris and Roberta will wait for the forensic identification of the human remains before making any additional comments." The Minnesota Democrat's latest attack on her fellow party members came after Senate Republicans successfully filibustered the Democrats’ election overhaul bill. Wednesday’s filibuster is the third time this year that Senate Republicans have blocked the Democrats’ voting overhaul agenda. In other developments:- Senate Republicans block Democrats' federal voting rights legislation- Michael Goodwin: Manchin, Sinema are a dying breed.
President’s Polling Problems Spell Trouble For His Party
President Biden was in Scranton, Pennsylvania Wednesday promoting his infrastructure bill and Build Back Better plan, touting the benefits it will bring to working class Americans. There’s plenty of pressure on the President and Democrats to get something passed. On Wednesday, October 20th the gunman responsible for the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida pleaded guilty to 17 counts of murder and another 17 counts of attempted murder. The prosecutors are seeking the death penalty but for now, the shooter must await a jury’s decision on sentencing. Plus, commentary by Dr. Robert Jeffress, Fox News contributor and pastor of the Dallas First Baptist Church.
Nevada’s Sisolak believed at fault for weekend car crash, report says
Steve Sisolak, the Democrat from Nevada, was at fault for the car accident last weekend that caused minor injuries to himself and the other driver, a report said. Police said the other driver completed standardized field sobriety tests, according to the 8 News Now report. There was no indication that Sisolak had the same test, the report said. Sisolak’s office in a statement Sunday night said the governor and another driver suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital as a precaution. GET THE FOX NEWS APPSisolak was elected in 2018, becoming the first Democratic governor of Nevada in two decades.
Larry Kudlow: Economic message on supply chain is ‘vintage Jimmy Carter’
Larry Kudlow, the Fox Business host and former economic adviser to President Trump, joined "The Ingraham Angle" on Wednesday night to discuss the issue. HOUSE GOP LEADERSHIP SLAMS BIDEN OVER SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUE BEFORE HOLIDAYSLARRY KUDLOW: "Part of that is…there are no cars to buy. It’s really not, but there’s no cars to buy because of these container backups… because they all have semiconductors that these cars need. It exists today and we’re only making it worse by creating this economic scarcity… this environment of scarcity. You know, those people in the Washington Post who are writing this stuff, ‘Hey, listen, only wealthy people…have patience, you don’t really need all these consumer goods,’ that is vintage Jimmy Carter."
From Neil Cavuto to John King to Colin Powell, the personalizing of the vaccine debate
On a single day, Tuesday, Fox host Neil Cavuto and CNN host John King both announced health updates related to COVID-19. Still, there were voices, on talk radio, Fox and elsewhere, insisting that Powell’s death somehow undermined the case for the vaccine. Radio host Dennis Prager proudly announced this week that he has gotten the virus. I believe they’re immoral. I believe they’re broad-based and don’t take into account individual circumstances of why they may or may not want to take a vaccine.
Ingraham: There's no shortages of these kinds of turkeys
Laura Ingraham criticized the giant mess she believes was created by Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats on her Wednesday show. INGRAHAM: BIDEN AND FAUCI ARE QUINTESSENTIAL WASHINGTON SWAMP CREATURESDue to a series of bottlenecks in the supply chain, the U.S. is currently experiencing shortages that are expected to climb. Ingraham slammed what she called a "Turkey shortage" but lamented that there was no shortage of proverbial Turkeys in the White House. Well, of course, the other turkeys of which there are, there's no shortage have their spin at the ready." Under all the pressure of mounting crises, Ingraham said that the media is going out on a limb to shield the administration.
NY Times’ Tom Friedman says Democrats struggling because they've ‘gone too far to the left’
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman spoke candidly Wednesday night about why he believed Democrats were struggling in election campaigns in states like Arizona and Virginia. "The party has gone too far to the left for this country that is still center-right and center-left," Friedman said during an appearance with CNN host Anderson Cooper. "This is so exciting what they’re trying to sell, and they’ve so poorly sold it," Friedman said of the Democrats’ efforts to pass the bipartisan plan. In the clip Lake accused CNN of distorting its news coverage of the Arizona election issues, including its audit of the 2020 presidential election. Later, Friedman claimed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe in Virginia should be far ahead in his race but instead political observers were wondering if he could "squeak by" to a victory.
Democrats resurrect 'defund the police' with vaccine mandates against law enforcement: James Craig
Former police chief, James Craig, slammed the Democrats for pushing vaccine mandates on police and said that this was Democrats' their new way of continuing the "defund the police" movement on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday. "This is just utterly ridiculous," the former chief of Cincinnati and Detroit's police said about vaccine mandates. Seattle, for example, lost a chunk of its police force over the vaccine mandate. Democratic cities began to crack down on law enforcement, and some went as far as passing laws to slash police budgets. A USA Today/Ipsos poll found that 18% of respondents supported the "defund" movement against police officers.
Hannity: US in a 'dangerous state of decline' under Biden
Sean Hannity laid bare the full extent of how life in the United States has deteriorated under President Joe Biden in his opening monologue Wednesday night. The "Hannity" host said the U.S. is in a "precipitous…dangerous state of decline," and that no solution will come "with Joe Biden and the radical [Green New] Deal socialists in power." As Hannity noted, Biden has said "the cost of [the $3.5 trillion spending bill] in terms of adding to the deficit is zero. "You see what they're saying under the Biden administration," Hannity said. "Instead of vilifying half of America and making the labor shortage worse, the Biden administration maybe should be focused on educating the country.
Sinema pans tax hikes, throws new wrench in Dem spending plan: Report
But with the Senate split 50-50, Democrats must ensure all their members — including Manchin and Sinema — support the final form of the spending plan. However, a July memorandum he circulated among his colleagues indicates he does not want the corporate tax rate to go higher than 25 percent from its current 21 percent rate. In the same document, Manchin said his topline figure for the spending plan was $1.5 trillion — an ask he said he had notified Sinema about. If a tax rate hike is not included in the proposal, the Journal reported, Democrats could sub in a number of alternatives — including limits on tax deductions for business and decreasing the amount exempt from estate and gift taxes. House progressives have said that they will vote against that bill if the social spending bill does not pass the House and Senate first.
Sen. Kennedy slams Biden's chaotic crises response
Sen. John Kennedy, R-Lousiana, sounded off on President Biden's handling of American crises on "Hannity," calling on the president to "try harder not to suck" and claiming ‘it’s no wonder that so many Americans think that this administration doesn't care about them.' SEN. JOHN KENNEDY: Sean, this is certainly about more than treadmills. If you have a pulse and a marginal desire for a better life, you know that President Biden is in trouble. But my advice to the president is this: Mr. President, you've just got to try harder not to suck. And the president's not going to be more popular with the American people until he stops worrying about wokers and starts worrying about workers.
Glenn Youngkin tells Fox News schools issue uniting campaign
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin told Fox News on Wednesday that he is feeling very confident in his campaign to prevent former Democratic Gov. That statement, Youngkin told Hannity, is at the heart of the differences between himself and the Democrat. They know the difference between what I will do for Virginia," said Youngkin, referring to an event held in Burke – just outside Fairfax City. Youngkin told Hannity his campaign has been energized by the goal of "get[ting] our schools reestablished with standards of excellence where parents have the right to be engaged in their children’s education." Trump endorsed Youngkin earlier this year, but the former president has not been a visible figure in Youngkin's campaign.
Professor Dorian Abbot: I was canceled for basing admissions on merit
On the latest episode of Fox Nation's "Tucker Carlson Today", the host spoke with University of Chicago geophysics professor Dorian Abbot. "I value diversity," Abbot replied – dissenting from any claim of being discriminatory:"So if I develop theory, I'm a theorist. If I develop theory, I make a prediction, and somebody tests it-- and I'm wrong sometimes. It's not-- it's OK to be wrong as long as you're being creative and coming up with new ideas," he said. Because when you can't speak with the other side, the only recourse is violence [to them]," Abbot added.
ACLU reveals 'extremely alarming' shift with recent actions, heading in 'opposite direction': Bret Weinstein
The American Civil Liberties Union is heading in the "exact opposite direction" of its original mandate in what appears to be an "extremely alarming" shift by the group, commentator and podcast host Bret Weinstein said Wednesday. The action follows a refusal by three teachers to go along with the district’s requirement to use the preferred pronouns of students who identify as transgender. Weinstein said the ACLU's recent actions have signaled a troubling leftward shift by the very group tasked with defending U.S. civil liberties. "It’s extremely alarming, because the ACLU is effectively the last line of defense of these civil liberties." "It is actually reshaping what we can say to each other and eventually," he warned, "it will shape what we are able to think."
Senate Republicans filibuster Democratic election reform bill again
Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ latest effort to rewrite America’s election and voting laws Wednesday, as progressive activists piled on the pressure to modify the chamber’s 60-vote legislative filibuster — or scrap it completely. Wednesday marked the third time this year that the bill has failed to clear a test vote. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed the new version of the bill has the same “rotten core” of the previous one. Let there be a debate and let there be a vote.”Following the vote, Sen. Angus King (I-Me. ), who caucuses with the Democrats, indicated that he was willing to support an exception to the legislative filibuster for the election reform legislation.
Sliwa calls Adams de Blasio ‘teammate’ in sleepy debate, but can’t get him to take ‘buffoonery’ bait
Sliwa labeled Adams a “teammate,” “partner,” and “ally” of de Blasio, as well as a member of a “tag team” with the current mayor. “Eric Adams has never criticized Thrive,” said Sliwa. Curtis Sliwa repeatedly tied Eric Adams to “teammate” Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Come on Eric, come back, come back to the streets and the subways be with the real peeps.”Adams wouldn’t take the bait, repeatedly declining to respond to Sliwa’s jabs. Eric Adams is a longtime former member of the NYPD and fierce critic of the department.
Psaki providing increasingly curious responses to Biden’s many woes
You see?”Rumor has it that Alice is preparing to apply for a job in the White House press office. Psaki said the White House welcomed “stiff competition” in response to China’s reported hypersonic missile test. And anyhow, when you really think about it, inflation is a pretty “high-class problem” to have, isn’t it? Inflation and supply-chain issues have been dismissed by the White House. Alice, she says, is able to believe “six impossible things before breakfast.” Looks as if she’ll get the job.
Will Cain: The Left has made life incredibly hard for those who stand in the way of violence
"Fox News Primetime" host Will Cain blasted Democrat-run cities implementing vaccine mandates, forcing officers to choose between their freedoms and their jobs. WILL CAIN: You know what makes life harder? They have made life incredibly hard, difficult for people who keep us safe, make it hard for those who would stand in the way of us and violence. Because if Seattle won't protect their freedoms, why should they risk their lives to protect it? It looks like it's about to enter a winter of danger and violence.
Republican big guns Scott, Rubio and Blackburn offer advice to minorities looking to run for state office
Three Republican senators and two GOP House members met with state-level Republican activists and potential candidates Wednesday night to share advice on how to run for office and win state-level elections in an event hosted by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). She said it's important to "be able to look like the district, talk like the district, so they can relate to you. The South Carolina senator said that a candidate who is starting a state-level run for office from the ground – with no fundraising, few connections and no name recognition – should "start by sharing your story." Blackburn had some more old-fashioned advice for those interested in running for office. "When you shake someone's hand and look them in the eye, ask for their vote," Blackburn said.
Reporter who alleged Manchin was mulling exit from Dem party doubles down: It's not 'B-U-L-L,' it's 'T-R-U-E'
The journalist behind the viral report claiming Sen. Joe Manchin was considering leaving the Democratic Party is doubling down after the West Virginia lawmaker flatly denied what was alleged. And that, "according to people who have heard Manchin discuss this," he would develop an exit strategy and declare himself an "American Independent." Corn told MSNBC host Joy Reid. Sen. Manchin's office did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. According to Corn's report, Manchin's alleged exit strategy was "two-step," first submitting a letter to Sen.
Trump announces 'TRUTH Social' network will be rolled out first quarter of 2022
Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday the forthcoming "TRUTH Social," a social media network that aims to "stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech." "I created TRUTH Social and TMTG to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech," Trump said. This is unacceptable""I am excited to send out my first TRUTH on TRUTH Social very soon," Trump added. I'm excited to soon begin sharing my thoughts on TRUTH Social and to fight back against Big Tech. Everyone asks me why doesn't someone stand up to Big Tech?
Florida's new surgeon general: Data does not support mask mandates in school
Florida's new surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, argued that data does not support mask mandates in schools to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he insisted that parents — not school boards or governors — should make the decision whether their children wear masks to school. "In Florida, we're going to stay close to the data," the surgeon general, who graduated from Harvard Medical School, declared. "And the data do not support any clinical benefit for children in schools with mask mandates. PFIZER-BIONTECH SUBMIT COVID-19 VACCINE DATA TO FDA FOR KIDS 5-11"Putting a mask, something on the face of your child, that's a parent's decision," he declared. DeSantis went on to point out the flaws in previous studies that some governors cited to justify mask mandates in schools.
Scott Peterson denied bail ahead of re-sentencing for murder of wife and unborn son
Peterson, who murdered his pregnant wife and unborn son in 2002, was denied bail ahead of a December hearing where he will be re-sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, a judge ruled Wednesday. Peterson is expected to be transferred to the San Mateo County courthouse on Dec. 8 for re-sentencing. Peterson’s attorneys said they also expect supporters to appear for their client, too. Debbie Noda, Pool/APThe California Supreme Court overturned Peterson’s death sentence last year after it found jurors who personally disagreed with the death penalty but were willing to impose it were dismissed improperly. Prosecutors on Wednesday said since Peterson is no longer facing death, his appellate attorneys should no longer be able to represent him because, by law, they only handle death penalty cases.
US, Israel to hold discreet discussions on reopening of US consulate in Jerusalem: report
The United States and Israel are planning to create a joint team to discuss reopening the US consulate in Jerusalem, according to a new report. “I don’t know how to hold this coalition together if you reopen the consulate,” Lapid said last week, per the report. Blinken reportedly told the foreign minister that he recognized their position and wanted to start a discussion towards a solution. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is looking to pause discussions around the consulate until after Israel passes a federal budget in November. The US and Israel are planning to create a team to discuss reopening the US consulate in Jerusalem.
WaPo gives claim Biden IRS will 'spy' on bank records '3 Pinocchios,' says will 'monitor' sum of transactions
The Washington Post released yet another so-called "fact-check" defending the Biden administration, this time addressing the uproar over the proposal for the IRS to heavily monitor bank transactions. Critics were howling after President Biden proposed keeping tabs on any bank deposit or withdrawal of $600 in an effort to combat tax evaders. "The Democrats’ proposal was never that intrusive and now is much more limited. Rizzo spun the Biden proposal as "bulking up enforcement at the IRS" that would "bring in an estimated $320 billion over 10 years, according to the administration." The article, titled, "No, Biden isn't proposing that the IRS spy on bank records," was shared on Twitter by multiple Biden administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Bill Clinton says he is 'on the road to recovery' following hospital release
Former President Bill Clinton shared a video update on his condition on Wednesday after he was released this week from a Southern California hospital where he successfully battled an infection. "I'm really glad to be back home," said 75-year-old Clinton in a video shared to Twitter. BILL CLINTON RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA"I'm doing great, enjoying this beautiful fall weather," Clinton added, noting that he is "on the road to recovery" after spending six days in the hospital. "I want to remind everyone out there: Take the time to listen to your bodies and care for yourselves," he said. Clinton also said he is going to do his "best to be around to keep doing the most good" he can for "a lot longer."
Arizona Gov. Ducey threatens legal challenge to 'unfathomable' Tucson vaccine mandate
The city council in Tucson, Arizona, voted to terminate city employees who refuse to take a COVID-19 vaccine jab, a move that Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., condemned as "unfathomable" as he suggested he would challenge legally. The city council voted 4-3 on Tuesday to approve a mandate that city employees get vaccinated or lose their jobs by Dec. 1, the Associated Press reported. NEW YORK CITY POLICE UNION THREATENS LEGAL ACTION OVER DE BLASIO VACCINE MANDATE"It’s unfathomable that after a year as tough as last, the Tucson City Council voted to FIRE unvaccinated city employees," Ducey wrote of the policy. Ducey wrote a letter to Tucson City Attorney Mike Rankin, noting that Arizona law requires employers to "provide a reasonable accommodation" if an employee cites sincerely held religious beliefs as a reason for not taking the vaccine.
Why NY’s proposed ‘Green Amendment’ could devastate the state’s economy
In apparently empowering private citizens to bring lawsuits against any party they perceive to be in violation, the Green Amendment is radically more expansive than similar amendments in other states. Will development projects be subject to last-minute Green Amendment lawsuits even after passing environmental and zoning reviews? But the Green Amendment threatens to sideline those agencies, vesting the ultimate power to set environmental standards in the courts. New York’s Green Amendment is part of a national trend. One of the leading groups backing such measures, Green Rights for the Generations, says it hopes to someday see a green amendment added to the US Constitution.
De Blasio’s new vax mandate for all city workers is a mistake and an injustice
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s mandating vaccines for all city employees “to make this whole city safe” and “end the COVID era once and for all.” It’s likely within his legal powers, but strikes us as unwise — and even unjust. A year ago, we clapped and cheered many of these workers for going out to do their jobs while we stayed home. They’re wrong to resist getting jabbed — but the risk is overwhelmingly on them. Meanwhile, a quick look at the curves — for cases, hospitalizations and deaths — shows that the city is getting past the third wave. There is zero cause to fret about vaccinations — keep them going, yes, but the mayor’s mandate is a mistake, and $500 payouts for getting jabbed are absurd.
Gaming agency seeks bids to open casinos in NYC area
The state Gaming Commission is seeking proposals to open up to three casinos in the New York City region — a move that is expected to draw interest from the nation’s largest casino operators. State officials Wednesday issued a “request for expressions of interest” to gauge the market for casinos in the downstate region — a precursor to accepting official bids. Slot machines at the Resorts World Aqueduct Casino in Queens. Resorts World Aqueduct Casino is anticipated to receive one of three casino licenses from the state Gaming Commission. Dennis A. ClarkUnder state law, the gaming commission can look at opening casinos downstate after approving a network of casinos upstate in an effort to boost economic development, a policy pushed by ex-Gov.
Eric Adams, local groups offer $5K reward for NYC deli stabbing arrest
DCPISliwa said the rebuffing was “uncalled for.”“I will deal with Eric Adam’s at the debate. You don’t do that in the street, Eric! Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams, joined by Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa, holds a press conference outside the Gourmet Deli, where a deli employee was stabbed and killed Tuesday night. The assailant ran off, heading east on East 102nd Street. Police found the victim outside the store with a stab wound to his torso.
Billionaire investor predicts inflation here to stay, poses a threat to markets
?A billionaire hedge fund manager? said he believes inflation won’t be going away anytime soon and the problem represents a dire threat not only to the markets but also to society. Jones said inflation could potentially worse than had previously been thought. David Zalubowski/APA poll released on Wednesday found that 62 percent of Americans say President Biden is somewhat or very responsible for the rising inflation rate. Forty percent said Biden’s policies are very responsible and 22 percent said they are somewhat responsible for inflation, which has hit its highest rate in 13 years, a Morning Consult/Politico poll found. Another 18 percent believe the administration’s policies are not too responsible, and 10 percent said they aren’t responsible at all.?
More than 150 House GOPers call on Biden to fix supply-chain crisis
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and 159 of his colleagues slammed the Biden administration Wednesday, accusing the White House of pushing “radical policies” that are worsening the ongoing supply chain crisis rather than focusing on solutions. “We must address the global supply chain and ports crisis before Congress even considers additional social spending and taxation legislation,” read a letter from the lawmakers to President Biden. “House Republicans have repeatedly demonstrated a willingness to work on bipartisan solutions to improve our infrastructure,” added the letter, which was led by Sam Graves (R-Mo. The legislators claimed the supply-chain crisis must be solved before “Congress even considers additional social spending and taxation legislation.” AP Photo/Ringo H.W. The letter blames the Biden administration’s “radical policies” for making the ongoing crisis worse.
Sure, Americans like stuff in Dems’ spending bill — but paying for it? Not so much
Individual elements of the bill poll well, hence the claim it’s popular. Two-thirds said the most they’d be willing to pay in additional taxes for “free” health care was $1,000 per year, about $83 per month. Americans in general don’t want to pay much of anything — out of their own pocket — for the stuff progressives constantly say America is demanding. A Washington Post poll in 2019 found that 68 percent of Americans supported taxing “wealthy families” to pay for fighting climate change. In the market, popularity is determined by what people are willing to pay for with their own money.
Twitter suspends 12-year-old popular North Korea parody account for violating 'impersonation' rules
A popular satire account has been locked by Twitter for violating its policies. "I’m sorry to say effective immediately @DPRK_News is defunct," the owner of the North Korean satire account DPRK News Service posted on Wednesday. I’m not going to label a parody a parody. TWITTER ERUPTS WITH SUPPORT FOR IN-N-OUT AFTER COMPANY REFUSES TO ENFORCE VACCINE MANDATE: '#DONOTCOMPLY'A screenshot with the tweet shows Twitter arguing that the account violated rules against "impersonation." The parody account routinely tweets sarcastic posts framed as coming from North Korea’s communist government.
Senate Republicans slam Biden for border crisis, allege Dems won't hold a hearing on migrant surge
Three Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) held a border security "round table" Wednesday at which they and several witnesses, including former Department of Homeland Security officials, blamed President Biden for the crisis at the southwestern border. And two subcommittees had hearings addressing border security in April and June. "We now have a president, the first president in my lifetime, that came into office and intentionally unsecured the border," Homan said. Also present at the round table were Sabine Durden-Coulter and Virginia Krieger, who lost children, they say, because of lax border security. And they alleged that rank-and-file Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are losing faith in Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
'Left-wing' state officials could have prevented Philadelphia train rape: Gutfeld
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld blamed "left-wing" state officials for allowing the man accused of raping a woman on a Philadelphia- area train into the public, despite his criminal history and prior convictions. Ngoy reportedly has a long rap sheet that includes a guilty plea to a sexual abuse offense in 2017. "We have a father of a rape victim get arrested because he was pointing out the rapist had been free to assault his daughter after previously assaulting someone else," Gutfeld said. "We had a woman murdered by her ex after he was released after beating her up, that was in Virginia. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The Five" co-host Dana Perino echoed Gutfeld's outrage and encouraged the victim to take legal action against the federal government.
White House, media tell Americans not to complain, but lower expectations 'like Soviet Union': 'The Five'
The mainstream media, in defense of the Biden White House amid the president's tanking poll numbers, has urged Americans to lower expectations of everyday life conditions instead of blaming the federal government for their new problems, the panel on "The Five" discussed Wednesday. "Is it is our fault, we have to lower our expectations, because it is on us, it is not on Joe," he said. "How dare we expect competence from our government – the overriding message from the White House for every problem has always been it’s on you." "This is the argument that prevailed in the Soviet Union: You don't like the bread line, don’t wait in the bread line. "If America were patient, this White House will be happy to smother it with a pillow."
Manhattan West — NYC’s latest luxury playground — finally opens
Manhattan West, Brookfield’s sprawling, 8-acre, city-within-a-city between Ninth and Tenth avenues and West 30th and 33rd streets, officially opened late last month with luxe amenities, eateries, public art and 2.5 acres of open space. Outside of Manhattan West, but adjacent to all the fun, the aptly named The West, at 47th and 11th Avenue, launched last year and will soon open. A living room at The Eugene, part of the newly opened Manhattan West. Don PearseA $2.74 million penthouse at The West offers its own terrace and access to the rooftop Tar Beach Pool Club. vuwstudioBut high rollers need only look as far as Hudson Yards, which blends seamlessly into Manhattan West.
Biden’s endless list of broken promises and other commentary
Conservative: Biden’s Broken PromisesOn Sept. 9, President Biden announced a vaccine-or-testing mandate but his administration is still weeks from actually issuing the regulations, snarks National Review’s Jim Geraghty. (Getting it passed by Halloween doesn’t look too likely, either. AP Photo/Lynne SladkyFrom the right: Telling Silence on Florida COVID“Florida’s COVID-19 response has been described as reckless, dangerous, and anti-science,” notes the Washington Examiner’s Sarah Westwood. “Over the past 14 days, cases dropped by 48%.” New York case rate is now “more than double” Florida’s.” So much for those who “vilified Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a pandemic response” that let businesses resume operations in May 2020 and lifted all restrictions that September.
Hunter Biden pitched himself as expert in Russian oligarch targeted by FBI: Devine
Hunter Biden boasted he could provide intelligence on the shady Russian oligarch whose Greenwich Village townhouse was raided by the FBI on Tuesday. An FBI agent guides a tow truck as it arrives to remove a vehicle from the DC home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Some junior staff of the Obama State Department were alarmed by Hunter’s connections to Russian oligarchs and role in Burisma. Russian billionaire and businessman Oleg Deripaska seen in 2017. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty ImagesThe US sanctions imposed against Deripaska in 2018 were part of a crackdown on seven Russian oligarchs and 12 companies they own.
Making kids wear masks in school is torture, not safety
How long will we continue to torture kids? And let’s be clear: Forcing them to wear masks all day in school, sometimes at recess, is torture. Saying that even vaccinated kids must continue to wear masks in school, as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday, is torture. Kids never had to wear masks. To say that they must continue to wear them even after they are vaccinated is malpractice.
New York’s Orthodox neighborhoods lagging in COVID shots, records show
The lagging ZIP codes stand out in comparison to the rest of the city, The Post’s analysis of Health Department data reveals. David Greenfield said there are multiple factors into why the heavily-orthodox zip codes have seen low vaccination rates. Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesOf the 11 remaining ZIP codes, six are home to large populations of ultra Orthodox groups, the data shows. Stefan Jeremiah for New York PosThe six ZIP codes identified by The Post’s analysis are also lagging behind when it comes to vaccinating adults, too. BY THE NUMBERSThe 10 ZIP codes with the lowest vaccination rates for 13-17 year-olds (at least one dose administered):
Parents in Michigan sue to stop AG Garland going after them over protests
A group of parents from a school district in Saline, Michigan, are suing Attorney General Merrick Garland over a highly criticized memo which announced the Federal Bureau of Investigations would get involved in reports of violent acts against school personnel. The parents, represented by conservative law firm American Freedom Law Center, filed the suit in US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday. The lawsuit comes after Republican lawmakers and parents slammed Garland’s memo and the intention behind it, appearing to accuse him of targeting parents for expressing disapproval with the implementation of mask mandates and critical race theory in schools. “As parents and concerned citizens, Plaintiffs have a right to publicly object to the divisive, false, harmful, and immoral curricula and policies being advanced by SAS and LCPS. There’s no federal nexus that’s even connected to such an investigation,” America Legal First Founder Stephen Miller told Fox News.
Snow star Shaun White sells East Village spread with $3M ask
This East Village apartment is filled with Olympian vibes — and it’s in contract after being back on the market for less than a month. One of two bedrooms inside White’s East Village home. Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLCThe 13th Street home’s kitchen and dining area. Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLCThe chic 1,174-square-foot apartment sports 12-foot ceilings. Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLCModel Heather Marks is also listing her pad for $1.67 million, as Gimme previously reported.
Why Team Biden is purposely scaring folks about kids and COVID
Yessiree, Bob: They’re working so hard! That’s a bad Biden number. What the Bidenites know is there’s one issue on which Biden finds himself with a net positive approval rating. Jim LoScalzo / Pool via CNP / SpThe number of kids who get really sick from COVID, and the number who have died from it, is vanishingly small. And consider the false sentiment he expressed immediately afterward: “COVID has disrupted our kids’ lives.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot gets heat for requesting suburban police officers fill in for cops she may fire
ILLINOIS SUBURBAN POLICE ASKED TO HELP CHICAGO IF NEEDED AMID POSSIBLE CITY OFFICER SHORTAGE: REPORTIllinois suburban police are being asked to volunteer and help Chicago in the event that possible city police officer shortages lead to critical situations, according to a report earlier this week. Illinois State Police and Cook County Sheriff’s Office would be tasked with the patrol needs," the email read. "Instead of working cooperatively with police personnel or engaging with the labor union, Mayor Lightfoot mandated that all officers must receive one of the available vaccines for COVID-19 or face potential termination. The statement then called out Lightfoot by name again saying, "Mayor Lightfoot seems to think that her game of brinksmanship is an acceptable risk to the citizens of the city. Through the end of September, there were 43.5% more carjacking incidents across Cook County compared to the same time last year.
Politico calls out Biden for not doing interviews: 'Reflects the bunker mentality this White House has taken'
Politico is calling out President Biden for his lack of availability to do one-on-one interviews with the press. They also note that Biden had done "at least double" the interviews at this point in the Obama era as vice president. Allies of the president are even quicker to note that no one outside of the Washington press corps really cares about press access," Politico wrote. "But the lack of interviews reflects the bunker mentality this White House has taken with the media — particularly the extensive back-and-forths where reporters can follow-up, push, and prod." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"That, combined with Biden’s well-documented blooper reel, doesn’t give the White House much enthusiasm for extensive sitdowns," Politico wrote.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 21, 2021
The Issue: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg taking three months of paternity leave. First off — congratulations to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband on the arrival of their twin babies (“Oh, for Pete’s sake!” Oct. 17). S. KaneBrooklynThree months for paternity leave, especially one that does not involve a mother recuperating, is more than a bit too long. Yet our totally inexperienced Transportation secretary is in no hurry to return to his job, in spite of the crisis. Paternity leave is not a free paid vacation: You have responsibilities and obligations to your job as you also bond with your babies.
Neiman Marcus loses CFO to struggling retailer Men’s Wearhouse
Neiman Marcus just lost its financial chief to the owner of Men’s Wearhouse — a company that may be in even worse financial shape than the struggling luxury retailer. Brandy Richardson has worked at Neiman Marcus for at total of 15 years. LinkedinOn Tuesday, Brandy Richardson, a 15-year Neiman veteran who is currently its CFO, revealed in a surprise statement she was “thrilled” to be joining Men’s Wearhouse parent Tailored Brands. Men’s Wearhouse has had even more difficult financial woes than Neiman Marcus. Geoffroy van Raemdonck became CEO of Neiman Marcus in Feb. 2018.
Biden concerned over China missile, after Psaki welcomed ‘competition’
Word of the missile test stunned the US military. The Chinese government claims it was a space mission, not a missile test. We welcome stiff competition, but we do not want that competition to veer into conflict.”White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration welcomes “stiff competition” in response to the missile test. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty ImagesThe alleged missile test happened in August and was first reported by the Financial Times, which said five sources described intelligence about the matter. His son Hunter Biden reportedly still owns a 10 percent stake in a Chinese investment fund formed with state-owned entities.
Democrat calls for ouster of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy over slowdown
A Democratic congressman from Illinois is calling for the ouster of US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, citing operational changes that have slowed first-class mail delivery under his watch. “As highlighted during the committee hearing, an October 2020 investigation by the USPS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that Mr. DeJoy implemented operational changes in the summer of 2020 without first studying their potential impacts. Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS/FiHe called for a response from Bloom by Oct. 31., noting the significant role the USPS plays both domestically and internationally. When our country was founded, the USPS under Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin tied the 13 original colonies together,” Krishnamoorthi said. “Throughout its history, the USPS has been an essential public service, representing the very best of American excellence and patriotism.
Lovin’ it: NY inmates offered McDonald’s, pizza, Christmas roast in new vax incentive
As of Monday, 15,851 individuals, or just 49.9 percent of the total population, have received at one shot. The incentive program is “to further encourage more acceptance of the vaccine,” DOCCS Acting Commissioner Anthony Annucci said. “For an administration that prides itself in equality, it’s demoralizing to see the disparity in the treatment of inmates and staff. “Meanwhile, the State is using valuable resources to bring taxpayer-funded Happy Meals into facilities to incentivize inmates to get vaccinated. The DOCCS has the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines available for inmates.
It’s Only Fair To Make Sure They’re All There
As seen on Gutfeld! TownHall Editor and FOX News contributor Katie Pavlich, Editor at Large at Reason Nick Gillespie, Comedian & Commentator Michael Loftus, and co-Host of the Tyrus and Timpf podcast, Kat Timpf discuss the societal fear of cis-gendered men. Later, the panel weighs in on regularly administered cognition tests for elderly politicians. Follow Greg on Twitter: @GregGutfeld
Sen. Lummis (R-WY) Reacts To The Skyrocketing Price Of Everyday Goods Caused By Inflation
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) joined the Guy Benson Show to discuss the recent rise in cost of everyday goods due to inflation.
New York City police union threatens legal action over de Blasio vaccine mandate
New York City's largest police union said Wednesday it will initiate legal action in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's mandate that all city employees get vaccinated for COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave. De Blasio gave municipal employees until Nov. 1 to get their first vaccine shot. PFIZER-BIONTECH SUBMIT COVID-19 VACCINE DATA TO FDA FOR KIDS 5-11"My job as your mayor is to keep this city safe, keep this city healthy," he said. The Police Benevolent Association, which represents rank-and-file officers, said it will proceed with legal action to "protect our members' rights." WHITE HOUSE UNVEILS VACCINATION ROLLOUT PLAN FOR KIDS 5-11 AHEAD OF POSSIBLE AUTHORIZATIONFox News has reached out to De Blasio's office and the union.
House GOP leadership, 160 members slam Biden for doomed holiday season due to supply chain crisis
FIRST ON FOX: Top GOP House leaders and 160 lawmakers called on President Biden Wednesday to fix the U.S. "supply chain crisis" or face a doomed holiday season. But Republicans argued in their Wednesday letter that the administration’s "radical" policies are "exacerbating" the underlying supply chain crisis, making it more difficult for businesses to recover from the pandemic. Biden called on the private sector last week to "step up" and work with his administration to fix the existing supply chain backlog prohibiting businesses from delivering goods and receiving raw materials. BIDEN RESPONDS TO SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS, URGES PRIVATE SECTOR TO 'STEP UP'Companies like Walmart and UPS have extended hours of operation to help address the supply crisis and ports in Los Angeles will operate on a 24/7 basis to clear a cargo backlog. Democratic leadership is expected to make a deal and pass the legislation in the House by Oct. 31.
Gen. Tata: Colin Powell transcended politics, the nation could learn from his life
Powell transcended politics as he remained firmly anchored in service to the nation. We could use the example of how he lived his life as self-imposed guardrails for how we comport ourselves in daily discourse. Powell's rules to live by are governed by humility, dedication, patience, and forgiveness, traits our society lacks today. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWe remember Powell’s life for his unparalleled dedication to public service. What better use of this man’s great example than to unify in common purpose consistent with how he lived his amazing life.
Former NFL player guilty of ID theft, COVID-19 relief fraud
A former NFL wide receiver and South Florida native has pleaded guilty to stealing identities to fraudulently obtain coronavirus-related unemployment insurance benefits in California. According to a plea agreement, Thompkins used the stolen identities of numerous Florida residents to obtain fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits from the state of California. California distributed these unemployment benefit funds as debit cards, which were mailed to addresses associated with Thompkins in Miami and nearby Aventura, prosecutors said. They said the scheme involved approximately $300,000 in California unemployment insurance funds, out of which about $230,000 of the funds were withdrawn. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCongress passed the Covid Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act last year to help individuals and businesses financially survive the COVID-19 pandemic, including through the provision of federal funds to state unemployment insurance benefit programs.
Virginia county is violating election law amid governor race, lawsuit claims
Fairfax County, Virginia, officials are violating election law two weeks before the off-year gubernatorial election, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. According to Virginia election law, voters must include the last four digits of their Social Security numbers when filling out an absentee ballot application. "The law says you have to collect this information because it protects the right to vote. It protects the way to vote because it makes sure that nobody’s ballot is obtained by someone else," Adams told Fox News. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Fairfax County Board of Elections did not respond to Fox News' request for comment by the time of publication.
Levin: Migrant flights 'all about politics', targeting suburbs: 'They're not going to Newark or Camden'
"Aren't you sick of government operating this way, under cover of dark – without the American people even knowing what's taking place?" Levin asked his audience on "The Mark Levin Show on Westwood One", calling out liberal mainstream newspapers for largely ignoring the situation. That is shocking – They could be handing them over to perverts or to the sex slave business," the "Life, Liberty & Levin" host said. "This is all about politics – it's not about compassion, it's not about humanity," Levin continued. Newark, the Garden State's largest city, is overwhelmingly Democratic – as is Camden, which sits across the Delaware River from equally liberal Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ilhan Omar says Democrats who won't nix filibuster 'are killing our democracy'
"Squad" member Rep. Ilhan Omar , D-Minn., said any Senate Democrats standing in the way of eliminating the filibuster "are killing our democracy." Omar lashed out at her upper chamber counterparts who have stood against progressive calls to nix the filibuster, accusing them of being the death knell of democracy. "The filibuster—and the Democratic Senators who continue to uphold it—are killing our democracy," she tweeted on Wednesday. GOP EXPECTED TO FILIBUSTER SENATE ELECTION BILL THAT WOULD BOOST MAIL-IN VOTING, MANDATE AUTO-REGISTRATIONThe Minnesota Democrat's latest attack on her fellow party members came after Senate Republicans successfully filibustered the Democrats’ election overhaul bill. Wednesday’s filibuster is the third time this year that Senate Republicans have blocked the Democrats’ voting overhaul agenda.
Berkeley students willingly pledge money to the Taliban in shocking video
American college students have a soft spot for charitable giving — even when the recipient is the Taliban. In his shocking new video “Students Fund the Taliban,” New York-based filmmaker Ami Horowitz hits up the campus of legendarily leftist school University of California, Berkeley with a modest pitch: raise money for the Taliban to perpetrate its attacks on Americans. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz pitches college kids at UC Berkeley to donate to the Taliban in a new video. The self-styled “gonzo journalist” found that college kids were all too willing to raise money for the Taliban. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz was shocked at how many students were willing to pledge money to help the terror organization.
Britney Spears’ dad Jamie dropped by lawyers after conservatorship suspension
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Holland & Knight – the law firm that represented Jamie Spears for years during daughter Britney Spears’ conservatorship battle – has dropped him as a client over concerns that the pop star’s attorney will sue after the guardianship is terminated, Page Six has learned. “Litigator Mathew Rosengart has asserted numerous times that he is going to investigate and sue Jamie,” a source close to the situation told us on Wednesday. “Jamie is pleased with the work done by H&K,” a source told us. Jamie Spears is accused of “unauthorized recording or monitoring of Britney’s private communications.” InstagramOn Sept. 29, 2021, Jamie was officially suspended from Britney’s conservatorship after 13 long years. “It reflects a toxic environment.”Per Rosengart’s request, certified public accountant John Zabel was appointed temporary conservator of Britney’s $60 million estate.
Menendez outlines 'Plan C' amnesty push for millions of illegal immigrants in Democrat reconciliation bill
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., on Wednesday outlined Democrats’ "Plan C" push to include mass amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the budget reconciliation bill after prior attempts were rebuffed by the Senate parliamentarian. Democrats have been trying to include some form of legal status for illegal immigrants in their budget reconciliation bill, which uses the process to avoid a Senate filibuster and pass the legislation with just 50 votes in favor. A second effort, involving updating an immigration registry, was also shut down by MacDonough. Menendez said that they were currently in "deep conversations" with immigration advocacy groups to figure out exactly what the presentation to MacDonough will look like. "And without reconciliation and without Republican support in an evenly divided Senate, I don't see how that pathway would be possible," he said.
Michael Goodwin: Manchin, Sinema are a dying breed. Progressives have won Democrats' civil war
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Michael Bennet of Colorado and Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware were all center-left Senate Democrats. The attacks also include growing predictions and demands that Manchin or Sinema, or both, leave the party and become independents or Republicans. KUDLOW: MANCHIN, SINEMA 'MAKE A LOVELY COUPLE' FIGHTING DEMOCRATS' SPEND AND TAX AGENDAThat’s what happens when a newspaper stops being a newspaper and becomes a radical activist. A late September Page 1 hit job called Sinema "stubbornly centrist" and opened with three paragraphs about how a former supporter turned against her. Two facts: Those industries are top job producers in West Virginia, and the people of the state elected Manchin.
Senate Republicans block Democrats' federal voting rights legislation
Senate Republicans blocked debate on sweeping federal voting rights legislation backed by President Biden on Wednesday, in a move likely to renew calls among some Democratic leaders to alter filibuster rules. "Senate Democrats have worked hard to ensure this bill includes traditionally bipartisan provisions," Biden said. "But Senate Republicans are likely to block even debate on the bill, as they have before on previous voting rights bills. The latest version of the voting rights legislation would establish a federal election framework, create rules aimed at preventing partisan redistricting, and overhaul the campaign finance system. Democrats have vowed to enact a federal voting rights overhaul regardless of Republican opposition.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer expected to veto GOP-backed school choice bill
Gretchen Whitmer is expected to veto legislation driven by Republicans in the state that would allow children to qualify for scholarships to attend private schools, with educational expenses such as tutoring being covered by taxpayer dollars. The fast-tracked bills, introduced less than a week ago, would let individual and corporate taxpayers claim a 100% credit against their income taxes for donations to nonprofit organizations, which would send money to eligible students’ education savings accounts. Leddy also said the legislation allows for "the diversion of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars annually to private institutions." "Michiganders are tired of the attempts to force a Betsy DeVos-style voucher program that drain resources from our public schools," Leddy added, saying the "legislation is a non-starter." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRepublicans say the legislation allows parents to control their children's education.
CDC director ripped for pushing extension of mask wearing for vaccinated students: 'Absolutely no off-ramp'
Yet, even if children will take advantage of their eligibility for the vaccine, Walensky said it shouldn't let schools get "complacent." She urged districts to keep their mask recommendations in place for the foreseeable future. CDC DIRECTOR WALENSKY SAYS SCHOOLS SHOULD KEEP MASK MANDATES EVEN IF KIDS ARE VACCINATEDParents were confused by the CDC head's logic and let her know on Twitter. He added that there needs to be a better approach to mask guidance in schools that does not seem "punitive." "There is absolutely no off-ramp for sticking kids in masks for 8 hours a day with hysterical people like Walensky in charge.
Meryl Streep lived in this building where a rare unit is asking $14M
A classic home at 271 Central Park West — where stars like Bruce Willis once lived — is on the market for the first time in 30 years. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom co-op at 87th Street is asking $13.9 million — and comes with views of Central Park, the Reservoir and the skyline. There’s an eat-in chef’s kitchen, high ceilings, a woodburning fireplace and a library with French doors. Previous 1 of 3 Next One of the Central Park West home's five bedrooms Get cookin' in the apartment's eat-in chef's kitchen. The listing brokers are Dolly and Jenny Lenz of Dolly Lenz real estate.
CDC says schools should keep mask mandates as kids get vaccinated
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it will continue to recommend schools implement mask mandates for students and staff even after young children are allowed to be vaccinated. The Food and Drug Administration and CDC are expected to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for elementary school youngsters after they meet to review the data on Nov. 1. Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press WirePfizer asked for emergency FDA approval for its COVID-19 vaccine for young children earlier this month, saying the vaccine was safe and effective. The CDC’s school mask guidance will remain unchanged as the vaccine rollout for children ages 5 to 11 is implemented. Paul MartinkaThe FDA and CDC are expected to authorize the Pfizer vaccine for elementary schoolers after they meet to review the data on November 1, 2021.
Multiple civilians killed, dozens injured by Assad regime attack in Syria
At least 10 civilians were killed and another 35 injured on Wednesday by an Assad regime attack in Idlib, northwestern Syria, according to medical sources. Artillery of regime forces and Iranian-backed foreign terrorist groups targeted a marketplace in the center of the town of Ariha in rural southern Idlib, an area under opposition control. Anas Alkharboutli/dpa via ZUMA PressMedical sources in the town told Anadolu Agency that 10 civilians lost their lives and 35 civilians were injured in the attack. Inside a nearby hospital after regime forces targeted a marketplace in the town center. The area has been the subject of multiple cease-fire understandings, which have frequently been violated by the Syrian regime and its allies.
First lady Jill Biden joins AOC, de Blasio at NYC public school
?First lady Jill Biden flew in to New York City Wednesday for a visit to PS 83 in the Bronx amid her push for higher teacher pay. Biden, herself a teacher, arrived at the school on Rhinelander Avenue with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in tow. Biden traveled to New York after addressing the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy National Summit on Adult Literacy earlier Wednesday at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. At the literacy event, Biden lauded Barbara Bush for her “tenacity” and “wisdom” and for the “legacy she created.”?”?Reading is the foundation of all education. TwitterShe also talked about her role as first lady and how nothing can prepare you for the job.
Mark Meadows: Lowering Expectations Is “What Russia, Cuba And Venezuela Say”
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows explained why the American people should not settle for “lower expectations” when it comes to fixing the supply chain crisis. For a lot of us, millions and millions of us, we had very low expectations to begin. And so now what we’ve got is we’ve got the Biden administration saying, just change your expectations, lower your expectations. That’s something that they would say in Russia or Cuba or Venezuela, where you actually have a problem because of the Communist regimes there. Now he’s saying, make America great again, again.
Feds face backlash for tying schools' coronavirus relief to compliance with CDC guidelines
The Department of Education is facing backlash for requiring school systems to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance in order to obtain coronavirus relief funding. No Left Turn in Education (NLTE), a parents' group opposing critical race theory and other controversial ideas, noticed the criteria in an application Virginia submitted for relief. Both that application and the department's website specify that school systems should use Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds in order to comply with CDC guidance. It's unclear how exactly school systems are expected to comply with CDC guidance, but the Education Department requires them to state their plans for doing so. Virginia's Education Departrment did not respond to Levin's concerns, but confirmed that the language in its application came from a federal template.
Los Angeles mayor to city employees: Be prepared to lose your job if you aren't vaccinated by deadline
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning unvaccinated city employees that they should be prepared to lose their jobs if they don’t comply with the city’s employee vaccine mandate by December. "The city's employee vaccine mandate is critical to protecting the health and safety of our workforce and the Angelenos we serve," the mayor said Wednesday. "Employees must be vaccinated by December 18, and we are putting a rigorous testing program into place in the meantime. Let me be clear: Any employee who refuses to be vaccinated by this date should be prepared to lose their job." The proposal states that unvaccinated employees will have to submit to two coronavirus tests per week and have $65 deducted from each paycheck until the December 18 deadline.
Nikki Haley slams VP Harris' union push: 'Nothing more than a power grab'
Nikki Haley is slamming Vice President Kamala Harris’ new effort to encourage federal workers to join unions, saying it is "nothing more than a power grab that will crush worker freedom and empower labor bosses." "Kamala Harris’ ‘union drive’ is nothing more than a power grab that will crush worker freedom and empower labor bosses," Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and South Carolina governor, told Fox News. "We’re going to ensure all current workers are reminded if they are eligible to join unions," she said. BIDEN SAYS LABOR UNIONS 'BRUNG ME TO THE DANCE' IN POLITICSShe added that the administration is calling "on all employers to take similar steps." Under her administration, Haley said unions were not needed because companies in South Carolina took care of their workers.
Manchin calls 'bulls---' on report that he may leave Democratic Party
Sen. Joe Manchin , D-W.Va., told reporters on Wednesday that a report about him potentially leaving the Democratic Party is "bulls---." Manchin was swarmed by reporters ahead of the vote for President Biden’s controversial Education Department nominee Catherine Lhamon, asking him about a report that said the senator was considering leaving his party and becoming an independent. The West Virginia Democrat told the gaggle of reporters that he has "no control over the rumors" before calling the Wednesday report "bulls---." According to the report, Manchin was considering becoming an "American Independent" should the price tag not drop – a point of contention between Manchin, whose vote is a needed legislative linchpin for the Democrats. If Schumer didn’t budge, Manchin would have reportedly changed his voter registration to independent, according to the report.
GOP lawmakers warn 'unconstitutional' Biden asylum rule will fuel migrant surges at the border
BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES RULE TO SPEED UP ASYLUM PROCESSING AS PART OF BORDER STRATEGYThe rule , announced by both the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security in August, would allow U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials at the border to decide asylum claims — initially bypassing immigration courts within the DOJ. The rule loosens parole limits, allowing DHS to grant parole when "detention is unavailable or impracticable." The lawmakers point to the dramatic surge in migration at the border, which has coincided with the reintroduction of "catch and release" and the rollback of Trump-era border policies by the Biden administration. "This proposed rule is simply the latest action by the Biden administration to weaken our border security and allow illegal entrants from more than 100 nations into our country."
Biden's controversial Ed Dept nominee Catherine Lhamon confirmed amid expected Title IX due process rollback
President Biden’s controversial Department of Education nominee Catherine Lhamon was confirmed by the Senate amid a nationwide battle against critical race theory and an expected rollback of Trump-era Title IX regulations. Senator Bill Cassidy, R-La., was questioning Lhamon about her tweet, which the nominee doubled down on in the hearing. "I think that the regulation has weakened the intent of Title IX that Congress wrote." DeVos has spoken out on the president’s controversial nominee, calling the nominee "the worst of the worst." The Biden administration has signaled that it will roll back Trump's 2020 regulations on Title IX in the near future.
Apartments in NYC’s supertall towers boldly asking over $100 million
(For instance, in 2019, the city’s record $238 million deal for a spread at 230 Central Park was marketed and sold completely on the DL). Two of these new loud and proud listings are at Harry Macklowe’s supertall tower 432 Park. You can dine in the clouds from the 96th-floor, six-bedroom penthouse of 432 Park, whose $169 million price includes its elevated furniture and art. A splashy view from another listing at 432 Park, this one on the 79th floor and asking $135 million. Devon BanksJust down 57th Street, Extell’s Central Park Tower boasts a $150 million showstopper.
NYPD SVD head Michael King not fit for job, advocates say
Inspector Michael King took the reins of SVD in August 2020 from Deputy Chief Judith Harrison and was touted by police brass for his unique qualifications to oversee the unit as a forensic nurse. Advocates and police sources have said it is apparent that Deputy Inspector Michael King, who never worked as a detective, lacked the managerial and investigatory skills to reform the SVD. “Neither Judith Harrison nor Michael King was a detective and neither has deep investigative skills,” Haviland said. “He should have been promoting the skills of detectives,” Haviland said. Both Haviland and Manning said they hope for a nationwide search for a new head of the SVD.
Watchdog sues North Carolina town over scholarship intended for black students
The city of Asheville, North Carolina, is facing a new lawsuit alleging that it violated the state and U.S. constitutions by designating a scholarship program for black students. Announced on Wednesday, the civil rights lawsuit was filed by the conservative Judicial Watch (JW) and WNC Citizens for Equality Inc. The city voted in April to donate nearly $1 million to two nonprofits – Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) and CoThinkk – as part of a settlement for a class action lawsuit involving utility bills. On its website, ACSF describes two scholarships – each of which appear to be limited to black individuals. The city of Asheville, ACSF and CoThinkk did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment.
Brooklyn Nets’ James Johnson rents $16,500 a month Tribeca pad
Hoops star James Johnson, who just signed with the Brooklyn Nets, has also signed a lease to rent a Tribeca pad at 57 Reade St. Johnson, 34, is a 12-year NBA veteran. Nest Seekers InternationalThe three-bedroom Reade Street apartment is 1,900 square feet. Nest Seekers InternationalHoops stars get stressed out, too — Johnson has a space to Zen out. Nest Seekers InternationalBuilt in 2011, amenities in the building include a gym, a common terrace, bike room and cold storage. The listing broker is Ron Ovadia of Nest Seekers International.
62% of Americans say Biden’s policies responsible for inflation: poll
?Sixty-two percent of Americans said President Biden is somewhat or very responsible for increasing inflation — the same number who believe the country is on the wrong track, according to a new poll released Wednesday. Forty percent said Biden’s policies are very responsible and 22 percent said they are somewhat responsible for inflation, which has hit its highest rate in 13 years, a Morning Consult/Politico poll found. Another 18 percent believe the administration’s policies are not too responsible, and 10 percent said they aren’t responsible at all.?Asked if the country is on the right track, 38 percent agreed, while 62 percent believe it’s on the wrong track. The poll also asked respondents what they view as the top issue when it comes time to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. According to the Consumer Price Index, the cost of food has increased 4.6 percent since last year.
Inside the flashy mansion Britney Spears & fiancé Sam Asghari toured
A month after her dad, Jamie Spears, was suspended from her 13-year conservatorship, the newly engaged Britney Spears was spotted with her fiancé, Sam Asghari, on Tuesday afternoon house shopping. Britney Spears and Sam Asghari got engaged last month and are now shopping for new homes. Realtor.comThe massage and spa room. Realtor.comThe pool with a hot tub. Realtor.comExterior amenities include a pool, a spa, a fire pit, two barbecue spaces and two covered patios.
Meghan McCain calls doing The View an ‘anthropological experiment at left-wing media’
Fox played clips of McCain being badgered and told to “stop talking” by her co-hosts, which Hannity called “downright cruel and mean” and reflective of a “cancerous environment.”Meghan McCain announced her departure from “The View” on Thursday, July 1, 2021. At the time, she had “very severe postpartum anxiety” and “that moment triggered a panic attack backstage. I vomited in my office — it was horrible,” McCain said. “I started crying between commercial breaks, and it was the moment that I just thought that my four years in an anthropological experiment in left-wing media had come to an end,” she told Hannity. “I had a sisterhood at Fox that I lost at ‘The View,'” she said.
Manchin might bolt Democratic Party over Biden spending plan: report
Sen. Joe Manchin is reportedly considering leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an Independent if President Biden and his party colleagues don’t agree to cut the massive social spending bill to at least $1.75 trillion. Manchin’s alleged stipulation for staying in the party is that Democrats cut the hotly debated budget reconciliation from $3.5 trillion to half of its size. Shortly after the report emerged, Manchin was pressed by reporters on the Hill off camera on its allegations. Backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Biden, progressives including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), have continued to push for $3.5 trillion. Recently, Pelosi and Biden both conceded that the final bill would not cost $3.5 trillion.
Top House Republican raising questions on whereabouts of released terrorists from Bagram
You can’t deny that these people were released, and you can’t deny they’re out there," Calvert told Fox News. "It would be a deadly mistake not to confront that issue seriously and hunt these people down — especially if they got into the United States." But a senior administration official told Fox News that, broadly, the U.S. military has intelligence collection procedures in any area they have a long-term presence. The official told Fox News that if an individual was housed in a U.S. military facility, their information would be in the shared interagency intelligence databases. Meanwhile, Calvert also warned that individuals released from Bagram could enter the U.S. along the southern border.
Blinken calls court-packing 'anti-democratic,' as some Democrats push for it
"Now, imagine that leader then seeks to use the levers of democracy to pass anti-democratic reforms, eliminating term limits, packing courts, firing legislators. BIDEN SUPREME COURT COMMISSION OPPOSES ADDING JUSTICES"That's the story of more than one democracy in our hemisphere. The commission was "divided" on the calls to add justices to the Supreme Court and it noted there could be "considerable" risk to expansion. While conservatives have condemned calls to expand the court, Democrats like House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., have claimed that adding justices would be "unpacking" the court. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"We are not packing the Supreme Court, we are unpacking it," Nadler said during an April press conference.
Condoleezza Rice denounces critical race theory: 'I don't have to make White kids feel bad for being White'
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday denounced the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in schools, declaring that Black children could be completely empowered without making White children feel bad for their race. You're going to overcome it and you are going to be anything you want to be,'" Rice said. "I would like Black kids to be completely empowered, to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that I don’t have to make White kids feel bad for being White," she said. Gold said if a teacher is good at her job, they would merely teach children about problematic racial history in the hopes it wouldn't be repeated. But what we don’t do is make 7- and 10-year-olds feel that they are somehow bad people because of the color of their skin," she added.
Lawyer for Navy SEALs: 'Insane' for military not to approve religious exemptions to vaccine mandate
First Liberty Institute general counsel Mike Berry said unvaccinated Navy SEALs seeking religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate are unlikely to have their requests honored. Berry joined "The Faulkner Focus" on Wednesday, explaining how those seeking exemptions have reportedly been harassed and intimidated while waiting for a response. But we've been told from the Pentagon, from the very highest levels, that the DOD does not intend to approve any religious accommodation requests. And to my knowledge, and I've heard this from multiple sources, not a single religious accommodation has been approved at this point. But yet that's that's exactly where we are.
Pelosi, Democrats say passing Build Back Better a 'moral obligation' at interfaith event
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Democrats framed the passing of President Biden's Build Back Better agenda as being a "moral obligation" at an interfaith event on Capitol Hill Wednesday. WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES TO PUSH DEBUNKED ZERO-COST CLAIM ON BIDEN'S AGENDA"We have a moral obligation to our children to pass the plan in a responsible way," Pelosi said. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a pro-abortion Democrat, described her Catholic faith as promoting "the common good," and said the federal government has a "moral purpose" and "moral responsibility" to provide for that common good. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., also described passing the bill as a "moral imperative." The bill, which already passed the House, is stalled in the Senate as the president continues to negotiate the price with moderate and progressive Democrats.
McEnany on McAuliffe abruptly ending interview: Dems 'can't handle it' when media asks tough questions
TERRY MCAULIFFE ABRUPTLY ENDS INTERVIEW, TELLS LOCAL VIRGINIA REPORTER, 'YOU SHOULD'VE ASKED BETTER QUESTIONS'McAuliffe cut his interview short with a local Virginia TV station and scolded the reporter for not asking "better questions." "So if you watch those entire interviews on our website, we do want to point out that the Terry McAuliffe interview is shorter than our interview with Glenn Youngkin. McAuliffe abruptly ended 7News' interview after just 10 minutes and told Nick that he should have asked better questions and that Nick should have asked questions 7News viewers care about. McEnany went on to say, "They believe that the media is in their corner and when the media actually ask hard questions, which local reporters very often do, they can’t handle it. If you cannot handle a few tough questions, just fair questions, what would he do on a national stage?"
Rep. Chip Roy introduces BEAT CHINA Act to combat supply chain crisis
In an effort to combat the supply chain crisis and the rise of China’s economic influence, Rep. Chip Roy is introducing a bill to incentivize companies to bring their manufacturing back to the United States. While Baltimore’s marine terminal is not dealing with the same backups as shipping ports in California, the US is facing a supply chain crunch. America’s supply chain shortage is evident in local pet and grocery stores in New York City as store owners struggle to keep inventory stocked on Oct. 16, 2021. Republicans have been highly critical of the Biden administration’s handling of the supply chain crisis, arguing more should have been done to prevent the bottleneck ahead of the holidays and that it could have national security implications. Roy argues that the US needs to take action to reduce its dependence on China for products.
Scott Peterson's former defense counsel touts new evidence: 'I really believe in Scott’s innocence'
CALIFORNIA JUDGE TO SENTENCE SCOTT PETERSON TO LIFE TERM IN DECEMBER, AS DEFENSE STILL PUSHES FOR NEW TRIAL"There is new evidence that Scott’s not the one. It will show who the true suspects are," Yeretsian said, declining to provide more specific details at this time, given she is not currently Peterson’s defense counsel. I really believe in Scott’s innocence based on the evidence I had seen during the first trial. So we basically got a jury that was all people who believed in the death penalty. Peterson’s defense team is seeking a new trial on allegations a juror committed misconduct by falsely answering questions during the selection process.
Navy nuclear engineer accused of attempting to sell submarine secrets pleads not guilty
The Navy nuclear engineer accused of attempting to pass Navy secrets to a foreign government pleaded not guilty on national security charges. Jonathan Toebbe pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in a West Virginia federal courtroom, Fox News learned. Both he and his wife, Diana Toebbe, were indicted by a Grand Jury Tuesday on national security charges. US NAVY ENGINEER AND WIFE INDICTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO SELL NUCLEAR SUBMARINE SECRETSAn unsealed criminal complaint alleges that Jonathan Toebbe contacted a foreign nation in April 2020 to sell U.S. Navy submarine secrets. "Our nuclear submarine force provides a significant military capability for the United States.
London parking space listed for $1 million
A parking garage in London is being offered for sale at a whopping $1 million. According to SWNS, the average price for an apartment in the neighborhood is over $2 million while one in the building the garage is in recently sold for over $11 million. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPEven if it sells for double the list price, the garage would be far from a London record for a private parking sale, which stands at $26 million. In 2017 a man described as a Middle East billionaire purchased an entire underground garage large enough to fit 80 cars on the other side of Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. The current unofficial world record for a single space is also above the London price and was set this summer year in Hong Kong at $1.3 million.
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Nearly 80 percent of Republicans want Trump to run for president in 2024: poll
Nearly 80 percent of Republicans want former President Donald Trump to run for office in 2024, according to a new poll. Former President Donald Trump is gaining traction among Republican voters in a new poll. According to a new poll, nearly 80 percent of Republicans said they want Donald Trump to run for office again in 2024. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty ImagesA Quinnipiac University National Poll shows 78 percent of Republicans favor Donald Trump for a 2024 run. Dan Brouillette/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesSupporters of former President Trump gather outside Trump Tower during a rare visit Trump made to his New York offices, on March 8, 2021.
Blackstone buys majority stake in shapewear maker Spanx
Investment firm Blackstone Inc will buy a majority stake in Spanx, valuing the shapewear maker at $1.2 billion, the companies said on Wednesday. The deal will allow Spanx to further expand globally and help it strengthen its online business, they added. Spanx founder and Chief Executive Officer Sara Blakely would become the executive chairwoman of Spanx’s newly appointed all-female board of directors. The deal comes months after a report from New York Times said Spanx has tapped Goldman Sachs to explore options including a sale and drawn interest from private equity firms like Carlyle. Rival shapewear label Skims, owned by reality star Kim Kardashian West, said earlier this year it had raised $154 million in funding, reaching a valuation of $1.6 billion as of April.
Pinterest stock soars after report says PayPal may acquire it
Shares of Pinterest soared as much as 17 percent Wednesday after a report said financial-technology firm PayPal is considering buying the social media company. PayPal has recently approached Pinterest about a potential deal, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Pinterest stock closed at $55.58 per share on Tuesday. The social media company’s stock initially spiked more than 17 percent on the news, before trading was halted due to volatility. PayPal has been a prime beneficiary of the boom in online shopping during the pandemic, and acquisition of a social media company could position it to expand into social commerce.
Cuomo lawyer blasts AG Letitia James from ex-gov’s campaign website
Andrew Cuomo’s lawyer on Wednesday held a press conference — from the disgraced ex-governor’s campaign website — to claim that an exclusive report by The Post showed that Attorney General Letitia James violated the terms of her deal to commission the independent sexual harassment investigation that forced him from office. AG Letitia James had hinted in a speech that she might mount a campaign for governor next year. Ted Shaffrey/APGlavin also demanded that a “truly independent reviewer” be named to consider a 150-page report by Cuomo raising objections to the report James released in August, which found that he sexually harassed 11 women, including nine current or former state employees. Attorney Rita Glavin claimed that AG Letitia James had a “political conflict” that tainted the investigation into then-Gov. Office of the Governor of New York via APJames’ office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Democrats raise proposed IRS bank reporting threshold from $600 to $10K
Previously, the proposal set the threshold at $600, which Republicans, and several states, loudly criticized as an invasion of privacy. On Tuesday, the Treasury Department announced Democrats are setting the new threshold at $10,000 and exempting certain income from W2 wages or federal programs like Social Security. Democrats hope to include the proposal in a sweeping social spending bill, which the party has been negotiating over for weeks. The purpose of the proposal is to catch and identify wealthy taxpayers who are not relying on W2 income and could be hiding and not reporting other sources of income. The Treasury Department announced on October 19, 2021, that Democrats are setting the new threshold at $10,000 and exempting certain income from W2 wages.
Alyssa Milano arrested during voting rights protest at White House
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Alyssa Milano was arrested outside of the White House on Tuesday for not listening to police orders while leading a protest over voting rights. “I was just arrested for demanding the Biden Administration and the Senate to use their mandate to protect voting rights,” Milano, 48, tweeted. “Stand with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live. Milano was arrested along with several other protesters. The “Charmed” star donned a statement-making white T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Pass the F*cking Equal Rights Amendment.”She spoke at the rally in DC.
Ghislaine Maxwell doesn’t want accusers being called ‘victims’ at trial
Ghislaine Maxwell is fighting to ban any of her accusers from being called “victims” at her upcoming sex-trafficking trial — as well as any mention of “rape” by her late boss Jeffrey Epstein, court documents show. The accused madam’s legal team filed motions in Manhattan federal court late Monday seeking to have 13 items excluded ahead of her trial next month. Virginia Roberts, Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2001. She’s pleaded not guilty to the charges and requested five times that she be let out on bail pending trial. Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial for sex trafficking in a Lower Manhattan jail cell shortly after his arrest in 2019.
Tim Scott on Dems pushing for nationalization of police: 'That is not the American way'
Sen. Tim Scott called out the Democrats for pushing the nationalization of local police departments, arguing that it is ‘not the American way.’ Sen. Scott made those remarks on "America's Newsroom" on Wednesday after Sen. Cory Booker pointed blame at him over the failure to advance a bipartisan police reform bill. LAW ENFORCEMENT BLAME ‘DEFUND THE POLICE,' LIBERAL PROSECUTORS FOR DRAMATIC SPIKE IN ASSAULTS ON POLICETIM SCOTT: Two things are true. That is not the American way. We did make progress on the chokeholds and no-knock warrants, we made progress on police cameras, but in the end, change requires resources. We cannot ask police officers to go into some very dangerous situations without the equipment or the manpower.
Marco Rubio: Dems will suffer 'devastating' election losses for their 'incompetency'
The Democrats will suffer "devastating losses" in upcoming elections for their incompetency, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. BUTTIGIEG QUIET ON GROWING PORT CONGESTION AS SHIPPING CONCERNS BUILD AHEAD OF HOLIDAYSMARCO RUBIO: I hope they continue to say that because they’re going to suffer devastating losses in the next election. If you want to look at what they want to turn American into, look at what the California state government has done. They raise a lot of money out of there, they have a lot of activism out of there. They have to come up with some ridiculous excuse for why it is not a problem.
Mayorkas hearing postponed after DHS secretary tests positive for COVID-19
A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that was scheduled for Thursday will be postponed, committee chairman Sen. Dick Durbin said, as Mayorkas' department struggles to deal with a crush of migrants flooding the southern border. Mayorkas tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week and is forced to quarantine, which made it impossible for him to testify in person at the Thursday hearing. Republicans likely planned to grill Mayorkas in the televised hearing over the border situation that the GOP says is a crisis putting Americans in dangers. The New York Post reported this week on middle-of-the-night flights of migrants from border towns to Westchester County, New York. DHS SECRETARY MAYORKAS TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, DAYS AFTER EVENT WITH BIDENThis came a month after Fox News reported on migrant flights not just to New York but also to destinations like Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Yakima, Washington, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Virginia governor's race dead even less than two weeks from Election Day: poll
With just 13 days to go until Election Day in Virginia, the gubernatorial showdown between former Democratic Gov. Youngkin tops McAuliffe 48%-39% among independents, compared to a 46%-37% lead for the former governor in Monmouth’s September poll. Also boosting Youngkin is a rise in support among female voters, the poll indicates. And the poll points to Youngkin now holding a slight edge over McAuliffe on trust on jobs and the economy. The Monmouth University poll questioned 1,005 registered voters in Virginia, ,with an overall sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.
Sen. Josh Hawley blasts Joe Biden and his policies in op-ed
Sen. Josh Hawley is blasting President Biden and his administration’s policies for turning the US into a “land of scarcity” that is placing heavy burdens on American families. ??”?Long a land of abundance, the United States has become a land of scarcity under President Joe Biden?,” Hawley (R-Mo.) Sen. Hawley has blamed President Biden for failing to end coronavirus mask and vaccine mandates. And despite rising gas prices, Hawley said Biden is kowtowing to activists in the Democratic Party and including funds to fight climate change in his $3.5 trillion Build Back Better spending plan. Instead, Hawley said the US should focus on American workers and not the profits of multinational corporations.
Sen. Graham wants briefing on China’s ‘game changing’ hypersonic missile launch
The Long March-2F Y13 rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft and three astronauts in China’s second crewed mission, launches at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Unlike typical ballistic missiles that fly in a high arc into space before re-entering the atmosphere, hypersonic weapons travel in a low orbit. The Long March-7 Y4 rocket, carrying Tianzhou-3, blasts off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site. The hypersonic missile launched in August circled the globe in low orbit before missing its target by a couple dozen miles, according to the report. China, which wouldn’t confirm the launch, said the missile was actually a spacecraft.
Vax Debate Intensifies as Public Figures, TV Anchors Go Public
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Putin keeps Russian workers home for a week as COVID deaths soar
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the country’s workers to stay off work for a week starting later this month amid rising coronavirus infection and death numbers, and he strongly urged reluctant citizens to get vaccinated. The government task force on Wednesday reported 1,028 coronavirus deaths over the past 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the pandemic. Putin said Wednesday he supports the cabinet’s proposal to introduce a nonworking period starting Oct. 30 and extending through the following week, when four of seven days already are state holidays. Putin on Wednesday strongly urged Russians to get the shots, saying, "It’s a matter of your life and health and the health of your dear ones." "There are only two ways to get over this period – to get sick or to receive a vaccine," Putin said.
CDC study: Pfizer vaccine is 93% effective against COVID-19 hospitalization in youths
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 93% effective against COVID-19 hospitalization in youth, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. The CDC said that among hospitalized patients in the U.S. ages 12 to 18 years, the effectiveness of two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 hospitalization from June through September of this year was 93%. The agency noted that all 29 critically ill case patients and both deaths occurred among unvaccinated case patients. Case patients more frequently resided in areas with higher social vulnerability, and vaccination coverage was 3% among case patients and 33% among controls. The White House announced Wednesday that children 5 to 11 years old would be able to get a Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 shot in a matter of weeks.
Sen. Ernst slams Biden admin's poor quality of life for Americans due to supply chain crisis, IRS surveillance
FIRST ON FOX: Sen. Joni Ernst , R-Iowa, plans to criticize the Biden administration’s poor "quality of life" for Americans amid a supply chain breakdown, proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) surveillance, government coercion of parents' free speech and other crises. Ernst asks, blasting the Biden administration for treating "American citizens like criminal suspects for the innocent act of using a bank account." Ernst also criticizes the Biden administration for rising inflation, the growing supply chain crisis and a labor shortage. Next, the Iowa Republican plans to discuss the Biden administration's recent targeting of parents who are active in their children's education. "But neither should threats of intimidation by the government to coerce parents to surrender control over their children’s education," Ernst adds.
Washington Post opinion section publishes series of pieces defending, lowering expectations for Biden
The Washington Post opinion section went into apparent overtime this week to lower expectations for President Joe Biden over issues plaguing his administration and driving down his popularity. "Time for some new, more realistic expectations," Maynard wrote after describing how Americans were used to fast service and easy access to consumer products until the coronavirus pandemic set off a ripple effect. "American consumers, their expectations pampered and catered to for decades, are not accustomed to inconvenience." "American consumers might have been spoiled, but generations of them have also dealt with shortages of some kind … Now it’s our turn to make adjustments," she later added. "That is not what President Biden promised when he ran for president … He spoke about returning normalcy and competence to Washington, not renegotiating the social contract," it wrote.
Garland expected to face intense questioning on controversial school board memo, other ongoing crises
Garland's memo combined two already-explosive political issues – domestic terrorism and critical race theory (CRT) – in a way that will likely prompt questions about parents' rights. What they see as a grassroots uprising has been disparaged by the National School Board Association (NSBA) for including intimidation and harassment. Garland's memo didn't use the term "domestic terrorist" and clarified that "spirited debate" was not the target of his probe. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., sent Garland a letter earlier this month expressing concern that the investigation could chill constitutionally protected speech. In a similar vein, Garland may face questions about state laws that attempt to ban CRT and whether those are constitutional.
CDC quietly removed school guidance for eliminating masks, rolling back COVID-19 prevention efforts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly removed guidance for phasing out masks and other COVID-19 mitigation efforts in schools, cached versions of the agency’s website show. CDC guidance on Aug. 4CDC guidance nowInitially, the CDC's guidance included metrics that could help schools decide which mitigation strategies to use. CDC guidance on Aug. 4CDC guidance nowThe CDC had also recommended that school masking policies do not conflict with any state laws or regulations. CDC guidance on Aug. 4CDC guidance now"They removed all off-ramps," Zachreson, who leads the group Reopen California Schools, told Fox News. Zachreson's comments follow reports showing teachers unions influencing the CDC on its earlier school guidance.
COVID politics, mask mandates drive Colorado parents to run for school board
This is the second in a two-part series on school board politics in Denver suburbs. "They are putting parents against parents, parents against teachers." The Douglas County School District announced a district-wide mask mandate before the school year began. But Douglas County School District superintendent Corey Wise told parents in early October that the mandate would remain in effect for the school district. The Douglas County School District subsequently issued guidance on its website stating that it would comply with the order.
Border Patrol arrests at highest level in 35 years: report
This number alone is bigger than the average number of border arrests from 2012 to 2020 — 540,000. The Border Patrol also made about 309,000 arrests of Honduran illegal immigrants, 279,000 Guatemalan nationals, and around 96,000 migrants from El Salvador. Border Patrol agents process migrants who crossed the US-Mexico border into the US in Roma, Texas. In 1986, Border Patrol agents made 1.69 million arrests nationwide. Local and state officials pleaded with the administration for assistance, citing a lack of Border Patrol manpower and security concerns.
Paris Hilton meets with Congress to discuss kids’ congregate care facilities
During the conference, the group is expected to speak on establishing a bill of rights for children placed in congregate-care facilities by either their parents or their state’s government. Paris Hilton testified about her alleged abuse at age 17 at Provo Canyon School in Utah before a state Senate Committee. Rick Bowmer/AP“I was awakened one night by two men with handcuffs…carrying me from my home as I screamed for help,” Paris Hilton recalled. Paris Hilton says he was “stripped of all of my human rights” while at Provo Canyon School. Rick Bowmer/AP“I was verbally, mentally, and physically abused on a daily basis,” Hilton said.
Navy engineer who ‘sold US secrets’ was stressed about money, Trump
Navy nuclear engineer Jonathan Toebbe, 42, and his teacher wife, Diana, 45, were indicted in West Virginia on Tuesday on espionage charges. Diana Toebbe allegedly accompanied her husband on several “dead drops,” where he left behind memory cards containing sensitive information. His wife allegedly accompanied her husband on several instances to pre-arranged “dead-drop” locations at which he left behind memory cards containing sensitive information. Friends said Jonathan and Diana Toebbe have been distraught over money and US politics in recent years. Over the next several months, Toebbe and his wife allegedly peddled additional military secrets to the undercover FBI agent in exchange for $100,000 in cryptocurrency.
Author on park association's equity guide: 'Eventually you disappear the idea of being an American'
Author Douglas Murray blasted the National Recreation and Park Association after it released a woke equity language guide advising individuals against using the word "Americans." Anyone who thought the National Parks and Recreation Authority to say ‘look after national parks’ would be surprised to discover, actually, it's about policing language. The National Parks Authority clearly think that the parks are somehow racist and need to be attacked. …the National Parks and Recreation Authority's guidance here, it's amazing, isn't it? You disappear the sexes and you draw all these racial lines and eventually you disappear the idea of being an American.
Teachers unions influenced last-minute CDC school guidance, received copies before public release, emails show
The nation's most powerful teachers unions influenced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on last-minute changes to school-reopening guidance, emails reviewed by Fox News show. The group filed the litigation after the government failed to provide records on the decision-making process regarding school guidance. CDC TIGHTENED MASKING GUIDELINES AFTER THREATS FROM TEACHERS UNIONS, EMAILS SHOWThe latest batch of emails shows a last-minute press by teachers union officials to rewrite school guidance hours before their publication. The newly released emails also show CDC officials coordinating an early release of the final guidance to the teachers unions. The Biden administration later tightened masking guidance after threats from teachers unions, Fox News reported.
Missouri AG: Biden admin wants to criminalize dissent, muzzle parents
As tensions between parents and school board officials escalate over vaccine mandates, Critical Race Theory, and other issues, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that the Biden administration wants to "muzzle" parents for speaking out. His comments come on the heels of seventeen state attorneys general recently penning a letter to President Biden and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding the federal government cease efforts to intimidate parents into silence at school board meetings. SEVENTEEN STATES ASK BIDEN, GARLAND TO STOP INTIMIDATING PARENTS INTO SILENCE AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGSERIC SCHMITT: … it’s so important to stand up as we have with this letter and continue to push back. It’s about criminalizing dissent and meant to intimidate and muzzle parents who all they are doing is showing up to these meetings, they are objecting to their kids being taught to despise America through Critical Race Theory. Keep fighting back, because this is a fight, in my view, to save America.
President Biden's approval rating in free fall, new national poll shows
The president’s numbers are basically unchanged from Quinnipiac’s previous national poll – conducted in early October – when Biden stood at 38%-53% approval/disapproval. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST POLLING FROM FOX NEWSBiden’s approval rating hovered in the low-to-mid-50s during his first six months in the White House. The president stood at 50%-49% approval/disapproval in the most recent Fox News national poll, which was conducted Sept. 12-15. Fox News will release a new national poll Wednesday. But among Republicans only, support for another Trump White House bid soared to 78%.
Activision Blizzard ousts 20 employees in sex harassment probe
Activision Blizzard has ousted 20 employees and disciplined 20 more as part of an internal investigation into allegations of sex harassment and discrimination, the company said. Activision Blizzard executive vice president Frances Townsend sought to ensure employees that the company is cleaning up its act. Activision Blizzard employees slammed the company’s initial response to sexual harassment claims in July. Bloomberg via Getty ImagesOn the same day Townsend told employees about the departing employees, Activision Blizzard also fired a legal salvo against the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Activision Blizzard fired a legal salvo against the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Bitcoin soars past $65,000 to hit all-time high
Bitcoin blasted past the $65,000 mark on Wednesday morning to set a new all-time record high. More bitcoin futures ETFs from asset managers like ARK Invest and VanEck are expected to start trading in the coming weeks. The cryptocurrency passed $65,000 at 9:43 a.m, according to Coinbase data. “The halls of eternity echo with the cries of those who sold their #bitcoin,” gloated Michael Saylor, the co-founder of business intelligence company MicroStrategy, which holds significant bitcoin investments. “We have record high inflation and bitcoin is trading at all-time highs,” said Anthony Pompliano, an investor and crypto proponent.
Va. Dem Terry McAuliffe walks out of interview, demands ‘better questions’
You should have asked better questions early on,” the Democrat admonished his interviewer, whose bio lists interviews with a who’s who of political leaders. Nor has it ever been taught,” he insisted of the controversial subject that sparked many of the angry school board confrontations. It is a racist dog whistle and all he’s trying to do is divide parents and use children as political pawns,” he insisted. We want to keep our schools safe.”Asked if he supports “vaccine mandates for state employees,” he replied, “Of course I do! The interview ended seconds after he attacked his rival’s “right-wing agenda” that he says “wants to ban abortions” and puts “election integrity as the number one issue.”“No, it isn’t.
Trump, Biden tied in potential 2024 election faceoff: poll
President Biden and former President Donald Trump are tied in a new poll looking at a potential matchup in the 2024 election — with Trump surging past Biden among independents. In Tuesday’s Quinnipiac poll, 38 percent said favorable and 50 percent listed unfavorable. The Grinnell poll showed Biden with similar job approval numbers — 50 percent disapprove and 37 percent approve. The Grinnell poll surveyed 745 people between Oct. 13 and 17. The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,342 Americans between Oct. 15 and 18.
Bill would bar federal pension to convicted child predators
The bluntly titled bill would automatically stop, upon conviction, tax dollars from going to pay for the retirement of child predators who worked for the federal government. The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps did not revoke his $98,285.64 annual pension until November 2020. "Unlike the Armed Services, the USPHS Commissioned Corps does not have UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) authority over its officers," a Public Health Service Commissioned Corps spokesperson told Fox News in an email. At least three other laws exist to deny federal employees pension, according to the Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the federal workforce. In 1996, Congress amended the Hiss Act to allow payment to spouses that fully cooperated with federal authorities in the criminal investigation and prosecution of the convicted federal employee.
FBI search for Drew Peterson's missing 4th wife turns up empty, sister continues hunt with sonar
Stacy Peterson disappeared on October 28, 2007 from her home in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, where her husband, Drew Peterson, previously served as a police sergeant. DREW PETERSON, CONVICTED WIFE-KILLER, SAYS HE'S ‘LIVING THE DREAM’ IN FEDERAL PRISON, MAINTAINS HIS INNOCENCE"I'm not going to stop. If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself," Cales told Fox 32 Chicago. Searches conducted by the FBI and Illinois State Police Tuesday turned up empty once again. "The Illinois State Police with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched an area of the I&M canal near Lockport," the Illinois State Police said in a statement Tuesday, according to Fox 32.
News outlets pen controversial obituaries for conservative figures, flattering ones for terrorists, dictators
The pattern of writing neutral or sometimes flattering obituary headlines for dictators or terrorists but critical obituary headlines for conservative figures appears in other news outlets. In 2019, the original headline read "Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48." Although the headline was changed to simply "extremist leader of Islamic State," the Washington Post faced backlash for their original headline. The Washington Post made a similar blunder after describing Soleimani as the nation’s "most revered military leader" after reports of his death. "Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump who filed lawsuit against niece, dies at 71," The Washington Post wrote in 2020.
Glenn Youngkin slams McAuliffe for walking out during TV interview: 'He's losing it'
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin took aim at former Governor Terry McAuliffe, who abruptly ended an interview and scolded a reporter. Youngkin said the former governor is "losing it," pointing to another heated exchange in recent weeks between McAuliffe and local police. "These aren’t that hard questions," Youngkin said. Youngkin, however, blamed policies that McAuliffe put in place as governor for the recent conflicts with school boards. "Loudoun County has been ground zero for a long time about what's happened in education, but it's the culmination of what's been going on since Terry McAuliffe was governor," Youngkin said on "Fox & Friends."
Border arrests hit highest levels since 1986's amnesty bill: CBP data
Arrests by Border Patrol have soared to the highest levels since 1986, according to Customs and Border Patrol data. Historical data shows that Border Patrol made 1.69 million arrests nationwide in 1986, the outlet reported. CBP’s Rio Grande Valley sector came in with the most arrests, at 549,000 Border Patrol apprehensions. He added that the Biden administration "completely abandoned" ranchers, residents in his state and "all the people who live on the border." The Biden administration issued a handful of immigration-related Executive Orders upon taking office that loosened Trump-era policies.
Omar lashes out at Manchin as Biden tries to unite warring Dems on spending bill
He isn’t negotiating, he is killing the bill and it’s time we all recognized it. MANCHIN SAYS CARBON TAX NOT ON THE TABLE ‘RIGHT NOW’"It was a very productive session," Gottheimer said of the meeting. "No means testing in Build Back Better," she said. There, however, will almost certainly be means testing in the spending bill at the demand of Manchin. "Sure that's possible," Manchin said when asked if an agreement by the end of the week is in the cards.
GOP expected to filibuster Senate election bill that would boost mail-in voting, mandate auto-registration
The Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote Wednesday afternoon to end a filibuster on an election bill that would impose national standards on how states conduct federal elections, including requirements for mail-in voting and automatic voter registration. Democrats' efforts to break the filibuster are expected to fail, as they would need ten Republicans to achieve the necessary 60 votes to move forward on the bill. Several provisions in the bill call for significant expansion of absentee voting by mail. It also prohibits notarization or witness signature requirements for mail-in voting. Republicans have blasted Democrats' efforts to pass federal election reforms as they take power away from states.
Navy probe reveals failures that fueled arson fire and destroyed USS Bonhomme Richard
A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable. Seventeen were cited for failures that "directly" led to the loss of the ship, while 17 others "contributed" to the loss of the ship. Specifically, the report said failures of Vice Adm. Brown; Rear Adm. Scott Brown, the fleet maintenance officer for the Pacific Fleet; Rear Adm. William Greene, the fleet maintenance officer for U.S. Fleet Forces Command; Rear. Adm. Eric Ver Hage, commander of the regional maintenance center; Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander of Navy Region Southwest; Capt. The Navy set up a new fire safety assessment program that conducts random inspections, and has taken steps to increase training.
Sens. Cotton, Blackburn: Free speech is under fire on America's college campuses. Here's how we'll protect it
However, the university has denied any wrongdoing, stating that "offensive student speech does not enjoy First Amendment protection." This student’s story is not merely anecdotal: free speech is under relentless assault on campuses across the country. What is even more alarming, opposition to free speech is infecting the student body. A democracy that doesn’t tolerate free speech will not remain a democracy for long. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThat’s why we are announcing the creation of a new caucus in the Senate dedicated to protecting free speech on college campuses.
Army vet, Senate candidate Jake Bequette says it's 'shocking' Biden admin trying to 'move on' from Afghanistan
STATE DEPARTMENT INSPECTOR GENERAL TO PROBE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION'S AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL"What happened in Afghanistan was a disgrace and a debacle," Bequette said. "It is shocking to me that Democrats and the Biden administration and the mainstream media have tried to move on from this crisis when there are still American citizens trapped there." Bequette went on to criticize the administration, saying they are "attempting to legitimize" the Taliban, which he called a "murderous regime." The Biden administration has described its interactions with the Taliban as "businesslike" and "professional." Bequette criticized the administration’s withdrawal, and its diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan, saying it has "hurt the prestige of this country on the international stage."
Biden heads to hometown Scranton to pitch shrinking spending agenda
The president’s expected pitch to Pennsylvanians comes after he reportedly detailed a potential deal for the spending proposal of between $1.75 trillion and $1.9 trillion. The latest spending benchmark indicates Biden and other Democratic leaders have made significant cuts to their vast spending plan to achieve a compromise that satisfies both moderate and progressive Democratic lawmakers. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona said they would not support Biden’s original $3.5 trillion spending plan without major cuts. Manchin has publicly called for a spending plan of closer to $1.5 trillion. It’s unclear if House progressives will back a spending plan at the lower end of the proposed range.
Seattle cops and firefighters feed homeless after getting fired for refusing vaccine
Seattle police and firefighters who are out of jobs for refusing to comply with Washington's vaccine mandate were seen feeding the homeless in video spreading on social media. "Seattle firefighters and Seattle police officers that were fired for not complying with the vaccine mandate are out feeding the homeless," the Post Millennial tweeted Tuesday, accompanied by video footage of the scene. Jay Inslee’s vaccine mandate for most state workers took effect Monday at 11:59 p.m. Those who did not show proof of vaccination were subsequently out of jobs. There was concern last week that the vaccine mandate would ultimately result in slower 911 responses due to there being fewer officers in the city. SEATTLE POLICE UNION BLASTS ‘GROSS MISMANAGEMENT’ AFTER VACCINE MANDATE DEADLINE: 'PUBLIC SAFETY CRISIS'"I feel like I’m on my own.
‘Wild card’ Sliwa needs Adams to ‘drop dead on stage’ for chance at victory: debate pundits
Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams and Republican Curtis Sliwa will face off Wednesday evening for the first of two debates ahead of the Nov. 2 election to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio. “It could be a fun hour, but it’s not anything real.”Coffey quipped, “He needs Eric Adams to drop dead on the stage and I’m not even sure that would work.”Veteran GOP strategist Evan Siegfried agreed. “The task Curtis Sliwa has ahead of him in the debate — uphill is a generous term,” he said. “He’s a loose cannon.”Kauffman, a longtime Democratic operative, predicted the red beret-wearing longtime media personality would act in a “bombastic” manner while Adams would adopt a more staid presence. One strategist joked that Sliwa would need Adams to “drop dead” to stand a chance in the election.
Sen. Josh Hawley: America under Joe Biden is a land of scarcity and want
Long a land of abundance, the United States has become a land of scarcity under President Joe Biden. Rather than address the underlying causes of scarcity by bolstering American production and enhancing the nation’s energy independence, the Biden administration has embraced this era of want. And let’s not forget that President Biden entered office and immediately declared war on American energy. Rather than emphasizing affordability for families and energy independence, the Biden administration prioritized the demands of climate activists. To solve it, President Biden has spent trillions of dollars and now wants taxpayers to foot the bill for trillions more.
Meghan McCain reveals biggest regret -- and it has nothing to do with 'The View'
EXCLUSIVE -- Conservative firebrand Meghan McCain doesn’t regret walking away from "The View," or standing up for what she believes in. Much like Behar didn’t miss her, McCain doesn’t miss the "toxic" environment of "The View," where she was sick and tired of liberal colleagues leaking her every move to tabloids. MEGHAN MCCAIN REVEALS SHE SUFFERED A MISCARRIAGE: 'INSIDE, I AM DYING'McCain and husband Ben Domenech lost a baby to a miscarriage in 2019. I'm very candid about this in my book," McCain said. McCain doesn’t mind opening up about personal details of her life, but sometimes her candidness causes pain.
Beverly Hills shooting: Attempted robbery outside restaurant leaves patron shot in leg, police say
BEVERLY HILLS – An attempted robbery outside of a Beverly Hills Italian restaurant two blocks from Rodeo Drive left a man shot in the leg Tuesday evening, according to police. The man had been eating at the restaurant and briefly left to buy something at a drug store across the street. On his way back, he was accosted by the suspect outside the entrance to Via Alloro on Canon Drive, according to FOX 11 in Los Angeles. The victim "struggled with the suspect" while attempting to rob him, a Beverly Hills police spokesperson said, according to the Los Angeles Times. Seven months ago, another diner was shot in the leg up the street on Canon drive while eating outside at Italian restaurant Il Pastaio.
The Clash Over Vaccine Mandates Intensifies
Americans are being forced to choose between getting the COVID vaccine or losing their job and many are choosing to walk away from work. Some employers are being faced with lawsuits against vaccine mandates but so far the courts have struck down the challenges of mandates. Law Professor at George Washington University and Fox News Contributor, Jonathan Turley weighs in on the vaccine mandates in some states, why they’re not getting far and if there are any exemptions that could possibly make a strong case against getting the vaccine. A new book has been released from the only national security advisor to witness all four years of the Trump administration, from the 2016 campaign trail to the end of President Trump’s term in office. Gen. Kellogg also discusses how he saw events unfold during the January 6th Capitol riot, why U.S. involvement in Afghanistan had disastrous results and the issue of China acquiring hypersonic weapons before the U.S.Plus, commentary by FOX Nation host Tammy Bruce.
Biden optimistic deal can be reached on social spending bill capped at $1.9T: report
Biden detailed a potential deal for a spending proposal of between $1.75 trillion and $1.9 trillion during a private meeting on Tuesday, the Washington Post reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The latest spending benchmark indicates Biden and other Democratic leaders have made significant cuts to their vast spending plan to achieve a compromise that satisfies both moderate and progressive Democratic lawmakers. Democratic leaders have set an Oct. 31 deadline to reach an agreement on the spending plan and a separate $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. "So if you watch those entire interviews on our website, we do want to point out that the Terry McAuliffe interview is shorter than our interview with Glenn Youngkin. Man, that's brutal," host Sean Hannity said after viewing clips of exchanges between McCain and "View" hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.
Loudoun County School Board member: Important we have investigation into alleged sex assaults
John Beatty, a school board member in Loudoun County, Virginia, agreed with Glenn Youngkin, the state's Republican gubernatorial candidate, and called for a probe into sexual assault allegations against students in the district. He was on "The Ingraham Angle" to discuss his position. We get to the bottom of who didn’t communicate what, and we find out where the communication breakdowns were so that this never happens. Because parents need to worry about their kid getting an education, and not the safety of them in their schools." WATCH THE FULL VIDEO BELOW
Washington news station investigated after airing pornographic content during segment: report
A local news station in Eastern Washington is being investigated by the police after a pornographic video reportedly played on a screen behind a meteorologist giving the forecast last Sunday evening at 6 p.m. The Spokane Police Department’s special victims unit is investigating the origin of the explicit video and how it allegedly ended up on KREM-TV during the dinner hour, the Spokesman-Review in Spokane reported. TV viewers had called the department to report the video. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STAFFER FACES CHILD PRON CHARGESA spokesperson for the department said investigators haven’t yet concluded if the airing of the video was a criminal act. We are diligently working to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again," in a statement to the Review.
Mike Pompeo issues stark warning after China fires nuclear-capable hypersonic missile
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described China as an "adversary" on "Hannity" Tuesday night, adding how "America is showing weakness" following the debacle in Afghanistan and after the Iranians fired missiles from the Gaza Strip into Israel. MIKE POMPEO: "What we did for four years was make clear to the people of Taiwan that we'd be there to support them, to provide what they needed so they could defend themselves. And we made clear to the Chinese Communist Party that it was completely unacceptable if they took military action against the island of Taiwan. Those two basic facts were things President Trump was very clear he was prepared to defend. And I see that the four things you walked through tonight and those are all things where America is showing weakness.
Roadside bombs hit military bus in Syrian capital, kill 14
DAMASCUS, Syria — Two roadside bombs exploded near a bus carrying troops during the morning rush hour in the Syrian capital early Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding others, state TV reported. Syrian state TV showed footage of the charred bus in central Damascus, saying the blasts occurred while people were heading to work and school. APJumaa said one of the wounded had succumbed to his wounds later Wednesday raising the death toll to 14. More than an hour after the blast occurred, workers cleared the scene of the explosion, and the burnt-out bus was removed. In August, Syria’s state media said a short circuit triggered an explosion in the gas tank of a bus carrying soldiers, killing one and wounding three.
Blinken’s ‘good news, bad news’ comment on drug seizures criticized
"We are working together and facilitating what had been-- in both a good news, bad news story-- record drug seizures," he said. "The good news being we’re effective, the bad news being it’s a record drug seizure—which means the problem, in a sense, is even larger." The Republican National Committee seized on Blinken’s comment and posted a short clip with the caption, "WATCH: Secretary of State Antony Blinken admits ‘record drug seizures' at the border, but insists it’s a ‘good news, bad news story." "In the streets of Ecuador there is only one enemy: drug trafficking," Lasso said in a broadcast, according to the report. "When drug trafficking grows so do assassinations and homicides, robberies of homes, vehicles, goods and people."
Hannity: Biden's Afghanistan failures an 'international disgrace'; approaching recession a 'massive crisis'
Sean Hannity took President Joe Biden to task Tuesday night for his administration's myriad failures, calling his handling of Afghanistan an "international disgrace." The "Hannity" host said the U.S. leaving Americans, allies and $83 billion in military equipment behind in Afghanistan has amounted to an "international disgrace; humiliation on the world stage. Hannity noted that Tuesday was the 66th day that Americans and allies had been left behind "to suffer, die under Taliban rule" in Afghanistan. OK, Joe Biden lying again." Hannity closed by making a plea to West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin who is being wooed by the progressive wing of the party to back a $3.5 trillion spending package.
Navy report finds major ‘failures’ led to loss of USS Bonhomme Richard
The fire that destroyed the Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard last year was allowed to burn for days on end due to a series of individual and systemic failures — leading to a crew that was “inadequately prepared” to battle the blaze, an internal investigation by the service has found. However, multiple outlets reported Tuesday that the document details widespread lapses in training, coordination, communication, fire preparedness, equipment maintenance and overall command and control. Most shockingly, the report lists three dozen officers and sailors whose failings either directly led to the ship’s loss or contributed to it. The Navy decommissioned the USS Bonhomme Richard in Nov. 2020. In November 2020, the Navy opted to decommission and scrap the Bonhomme Richard, citing estimates that making the vessel seaworthy again would have taken up to seven years and cost more than $3 billion.
Ted Cruz blasts Biden for not enforcing laws because of the ‘radical, open border’ left
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz slammed President Biden for not having any solutions on his "open border" policies and expecting the "corrupt, corporate" media to cover it up on "Hannity" Tuesday. And so there's a reason why you're seeing flights at 2:30 in the morning, at 4 o'clock in the morning - because they want to hide it. And they're counting on the corrupt corporate media to be complicit in covering it up. So right now, those 2 million illegal aliens, most of them are coming to the state of Texas, my home state. I said, "Look, if it's okay, if you're fine with 2 million illegal immigrants, let's send them to where you like to hang out."
Ingraham: Portland, Oregon an example of Dems' 'rule and ruin' as murders spike
In her "Ingraham Angle" commentary on Tuesday, host Laura Ingraham said Portland, Oregon continues to spiral out of control with a spiking violent crime rate, as state and municipal Democrats continue to largely ignore the crisis. Ingraham noted that Oregon Gov. Ingraham responded by pointing out left-wing Antifa rioters caused $500,000 in damage in Portland alone last week, none of the "democracy protectors" like Brown condemned it. They don’t care, because they will say anything to maintain power and control, no matter how devastating to their constituents," she said. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThat all has gone to ruin, the host said, as left-wing policies bear out a tragic existence for the people there.
Assistant health secretary is first transgender four-star officer
Assistant Health Secretary Rachel Levine made history Tuesday by becoming the first openly transgender four-star officer in America’s eight uniformed services. Levine, 63, was ceremonially sworn in as an admiral in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced. This is a proud moment for us at HHS,” department secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement. via REUTERSPresident Biden nominated Levine as assistant secretary for health in February of this year and she was narrowly confirmed by the Senate the following month. Levine had previously spent three-and-a-half years as Pennsylvania’s health secretary, where she oversaw the Keystone State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
'The View' co-host Sunny Hostin scolds Chicago's Lightfoot for 'flouting' mask mandates
"The View" co-host Sunny Hostin called out Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for violating both local and state mask mandates. Lightfoot took to Twitter on Sunday to celebrate the Chicago Sky's victory in the WNBA championship, writing, "What a moment. However, included in the tweet was a photo of the maskless mayor surrounded by fully masked Chicago Sky fans. "So she’s asking everybody to get vaccinated, but here she is sort of flouting her own, you know, city’s guidelines." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Windy City’s mask mandate went back into effect in August, requiring face coverings indoors for everyone, including toddlers as young as 2 years old, regardless of vaccination status.
Fed to wait until 2023 to raise rates, but there is risk of earlier hike
INFLATION WILL ‘UNDERMINE’ US ECONOMY, GROWTH OVER TIME: THOMAS HOENIG"We continue to expect the Fed to remain patient. Forty of 67 economists said the fed funds rate would rise from its current level of 0-0.25% in 2023 or later, with most clustering around the first quarter of that year. The remaining 27 economists expect a rate hike by the end of next year. Twenty-nine of the 37 economists who responded said the risk for the timing of the Fed's first interest rate hike was that it could come earlier than they expected. On average, the economy was expected to grow 4.0% next year, 2.5% in 2023 and 2.2% in 2024.
Russia suspends its NATO mission as Defense Secretary visits NATO aspirant countries
The U.S. Defense Secretary's itinerary to Eastern Europe was bound to anger Moscow, which announced it was shuttering its NATO mission and kicking NATO diplomats out of Moscow. The decision comes after NATO expelled eight diplomats from Russia's mission earlier this month, saying they were working as undeclared intelligence officers. En route to NATO this week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Georgia and Ukraine, two NATO aspirant Black Sea neighbors that the Russian military invaded and continue to partly occupy. Ambassador to both NATO and Russia, says Ukraine remains the biggest flashpoint. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn Brussels, Secretary Austin will participate in THE NATO Defense Ministerial, the first in-person ministerial since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Brit Hume: 'Unscrupulous' Democrats tear down statues to keep racism afloat for political currency
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume slammed the Democrats' initiatives to tear down historic statues and said it was a way of keeping racism afloat and maintaining a power grip on America on Tuesday's "Fox News Primetime." "And now we see people in a situation where the criminals are not really to blame it's the police force and crimes go unpunished and arrested. Democrats such as Mayor Bill de Blasio and, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, et al., have increasingly pushed to "defund the police." ILHAN OMAR, KEITH ELLISON SUPPORT BALLOT MEASURE TO REPLACE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENTHume went on to add that Democrats are trying to exploit racism for political currency despite the fact that "Americans don't believe racism" and have "stood up" to remove it. He concluded that racism "has become a source of power for unscrupulous politicians who have exploited … They keep a source of power for themselves alive."
Biden nominee Saule Omarova calls financial services 'quintessential a****** industry'
President Joe Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency in the Department of Treasury once used a strong epithet to refer to those in the financial services industry, raising questions about her objectivity if confirmed to the post. "The financial services industry, in my view, and I don’t think I’m alone here, is the quintessential a****** industry," Cornell University law professor Saule Omarova can be seen saying in a video circulating on social media. BIDEN’S PICK TO REGULATE NATIONAL BANKS RECEIVED ‘LENIN’ AWARD, PRAISED USSR FOR GENDER EQUALITY"Federal regulators must be fair and impartial, but Joe Biden's bank regulator, Saule Omarova, has called the financial services industry, the ‘quintessential a****** industry,’" the American Accountability Foundation posted on Twitter. Additionally, Omarova has drawn scrutiny over her past comments and studies, as she refuses to turn over her thesis on Marxism while a student at Moscow State University. Omarova was born in the Soviet Union in what is now the nation of Kazakhstan and graduated from Moscow State University in 1989.
Biden lowers spending bill target to between $1.75T and $1.9T: report
The latest spending benchmark indicates Biden and other Democratic leaders have made significant cuts to their vast spending plan to achieve a compromise that satisfies both moderate and progressive Democratic lawmakers. Democratic leaders have set an Oct. 31 deadline to reach an agreement on the spending plan and a separate $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona said they would not support Biden’s original $3.5 trillion spending plan without major cuts. Manchin has publicly called for a spending plan of closer to $1.5 trillion. It’s unclear if House Progressives will back a spending plan at the lower end of the proposed range.
Travis Tritt: Vaccine mandates in concert venues are designed to 'divide people'
Country music superstar Travis Tritt told Fox News on Tuesday he will no longer tour in venues where there are vaccine mandates or elaborate testing regimen requirements, after several fans contacted him to say they were turned away without realistic recourse upon showing up at the box office unvaccinated or untested. This is trying to divide people," Tritt said. This is trying to basically discriminate against people that they don’t feel are clean enough to be part of enjoying a concert like that," the 58-year-old Georgia native said. Tritt told Carlson he grew up in a working-class family and understands the effort it takes for fans to put aside time and resources for his shows – and that that idea spurred him to take a stand against the mandates. "I felt like I had to stand up for freedom; freedom for all of those people to be able to go out and do what they enjoy doing and enjoy a concert without being harassed."
12 climate activists arrested in New Jersey for occupying congressman’s driveway
A dozen climate activists were arrested Monday after they refused to leave the driveway of a New Jersey congressman’s home, police and reports said. “An individual who identified herself as the law enforcement liaison for the group advised that certain demonstrators had assembled with the intent of being arrested,” the release stated. FacebookThe climate activist group Sunrise took credit for Monday’s protest and photos showed picketers with signs bearing slogans like “You swim in corporate cash” and “No climate, no deal,” northjersey.com reported. Gottheimer has favored the House passing a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that’ll fund roadway work and other projects, but progressives have pushed to tie that bill to the larger social spending bill, the Build Back Better Act. Gottheimer said in a statement he’d met with President Joe Biden at the White House Tuesday to discuss the infrastructure bill.
Mayor de Blasio refuses to take responsibility for homeless crisis
The subway system has turned into a rolling annex of the Department of Homeless Services. De Blasio appointed Banks head of the Human Resources Administration in 2014, and added Homeless Services to his portfolio in 2016 — a classic case of letting a hen guard the henhouse. Former Legal Aid Society head Steven Banks was made the Commissioner of Homeless Services by de Blasio in 2016. Dan HerrickNow, presumptive mayor Eric Adams has signaled his intention to keep Steven Banks on when he takes office in 2022. New York City demands a real response and needs it now.
GOP public advocate challenger blasts Jumaane Williams for mulling run for gov
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’ was blasted by his Republican challenger on Tuesday night for mulling a run for governor while seeking reelection for his current post. During the sole public advocate debate ahead of the Nov. 2 general election, Nampiaparampil, a pain medicine specialist and medical analyst, claimed the public advocate needs to dedicate their full attention to issues in the five boroughs. “If you’re running for governor, there’s also the fact that you would be distracted campaigning for governor.”New York State Attorney General Letitia James is a potential candidate for New York governor. The public advocate serves as an ombudsman who can introduce legislation in the City Council and appoint members of certain city bodies, but holds little power. “We are trying to recover and renew New York state and New York City from the pandemic,” he said on NY1.
Anatomy of a progressive tyranny over parents that will shock you
“We have no records of any assaults occurring in our restrooms,” Ziegler insisted at a June school board meeting. Scott Smith is arrested at a school board meeting after claims that his daughter’s rape were brazenly dismissed by LCSD officials. “It is incredibly unusual for a disorderly conduct case to even go forward,” Smith’s attorney told the Daily Wire. Yet in spite of parental backlash, mediocrities like Scott Ziegler are remarkably adept at self-preservation. That’s why local parents have been subjected to months of bullying and intimidation from members of the Loudoun County School Board.
Moderate Democrats all but extinct: Goodwin
The Wall Street Journal wrote Tuesday that President Biden was making another attempt to salvage his stalled legislative agenda by meeting separately with progressive and moderate Democrats. Until he started calling the whole country racist, Joe Biden said he was a moderate, and Chuck Schumer, too. There’s no precedent to the Sanders bill because it never would have seen the light of day in any other era. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin in their mission to sell President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion bill. A late September Page 1 hit job called Sinema “stubbornly centrist” and opened with three paragraphs about how a former supporter turned against her.
Seventeen states ask Biden, Garland to stop intimidating parents into silence at school board meetings
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, along with 16 other state attorneys general, penned a letter to President Biden and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding the federal government cease efforts to intimidate parents into silence at school board meetings. "Your recent action seeks to chill lawful dissent by parents voiced during local school board meetings by characterizing them as unlawful and threatening," the attorneys general wrote in the letter, led by Rokita. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"To be sure, anyone who attacks or threatens violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, or staff should be prosecuted," the attorneys general wrote. "Hoosier parents have a First Amendment right to speak their minds to teachers, administrators and school board members," Rokita said in a statement on the matter. "That’s why I’m demanding that the Biden administration immediately stop attempting to shut down parental participation through scare tactics and intimidation."
Youngkin vows to hold Loudoun County officials responsible after alleged sexual assaults
"And they quietly moved the offender, an offender being prosecuted for sexual assault, to another school, where he was able to do it again. Many in the crowd held signs reading "Parents for Youngkin," sending a clear message on education. LOUDOUN COUNTY PARENTS DEMAND SUPERINTENDENT RESIGN OVER ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN SCHOOLS"Instead of investigating parents, the Department of Justice should be investigating those who have covered up a heinous crime on our students," the Republican declared. Youngkin laid Virginia's education failures at the hands of his opponent, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who previously served as governor between 2014 and 2018. The Republican said McAuliffe had been "exposed" by this comment, which he "spoke from his heart."
Media hypes climate disaster if Build Back Better plan fails: 'Civilizational' stakes
Anchors, pundits, and columnists are warning global catastrophe should President Biden’s Build Back Better plan fails to get passed in Congress. Hayes wasn’t alone, however, in calling out Manchin for supposedly dooming the planet by rejecting a climate plan. On CNN’s "New Day," failed Democratic congressional candidate Nina Turner warned that Manchin’s behavior could lead to "the implosion of Mother Earth." MSNBC published an opinion piece that similarly attacked Manchin for his opposition to the climate plan. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPEarlier this month, The Rolling Stone published a piece titled "Joe Manchin Just Cooked the Planet."
House Jan. 6 panel votes to recommend contempt for Trump ally Steve Bannon
The House select committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol voted Tuesday night to recommend that former White House strategist Steve Bannon be held in contempt of Congress after he declined to respond to a subpoena from the panel. Bannon is one of several allies of former President Trump to be subpoenaed by the committee for possible connections to the riot. Bannon was initially subpoenaed for documents and testimony on Sept. 23, along with former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former White House communications official Dan Scavino and former Pentagon official Kash Patel. the committee’s vice chair, suggested that the arguments put forward by Bannon and Trump “suggest that President Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of January 6th. “I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable criminally,” Biden told reporters on the White House South Lawn.
Biden meets with Democrats, little progress on big-spending bill
Democratic members of Congress trooped to the White House Tuesday in the latest effort to hammer out an agreement on a multitrillion-dollar social spending bill they are trying to enact without Republican support. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have objected to that level of spending, forcing their Democratic colleagues to scale back their ambitions. President Joe Biden had a two-hour meeting with nine members of the far-left House Progressive Caucus. Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) the socialist chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and the driving legislative force behind the $3.5 trillion social spending bill, said he would meet with Manchin Tuesday night. “We’re talking.”On Monday, Jayapal had vowed that Congress would pass both the social spending bill and the infrastructure bill after meeting with Manchin earlier in the day.
The Post Says: Diss is what the Dems now are
There’s no other way to describe how little the Biden administration — and Democrats in general — think of the American people. The White House crew doesn’t care. Psaki thinks you’re waiting on a Peloton when you’re trying to feed your kids. Vice President Kamala Harris during a virtual town hall at the White House on Oct. 14, 2021. It’s not a joke, Jen Psaki.
Will Cain: American freedoms have been smothered by entitlement
"Fox News Primetime" host Will Cain said America's "expectations of greatness" are being "systematically dismantled" by Joe Biden and the Left Monday. BUTTIGIEG UNDER FIRE FOR CLAIMING SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS DUE TO BIDEN GUIDING COUNTRY OUT OF RECESSIONWILL CAIN: Playing the role of Judge Smailes today, though, is The Washington Post. Look, it's maybe less recent and less obvious, but it's not just our supply chain that's broken. Our expectations of greatness and the American spirit are being systematically dismantled. And every phrase of the sentence that I just uttered has been smothered in a soft pillow of entitlement, victimhood and security.
Gutfeld tears into Dems' IRS bank-monitoring plan: 'We are barreling towards an authoritarian utopia'
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld took aim at the media on Tuesday for turning a blind eye as Democrats move to pass controversial legislation that would propel the country into what he called an "authoritarian utopia." WHAT'S IN BIDEN'S PLAN FOR THE IRS TO MONITOR NEARLY EVERY AMERICANS' BANK ACCOUNT? Gutfeld denounced the $10,000 threshold on "The Five" later Tuesday, and blamed the media for granting Democrats a free pass to move forward with the controversial proposal. That's because they are not part of the right and hate Republicans," Gutfeld said. The media believed it would be former President Trump who would create an authoritarian dystopia and undermine the country's democratic foundation, he explained.
Seattle first responders fired for vaccine noncompliance march on city hall to turn in their boots
Seattle Police Department officers and firefighters who were fired for not complying with the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate marched up the steps of city hall to turn in their boots. Footage taken from Seattle City Hall and posted to social media shows dozens of people walking up the steps with boots in their hands, preparing to turn them in after they were let go for not complying with the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. "If someone calls 911, there will not be significant impacts on response," said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. The city said that by Monday, 91% of the police force was vaccinated, while about 93% of firefighters had received the jab. "Sadly, this mandate will remove over 100 officers as it stands, and that’s unacceptable," said the Seattle Police Officers Guild's Mike Solan.
GOP congressman indicted by federal grand jury for lying to FBI
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., was indicted Tuesday for allegedly lying to investigators who were looking into foreign donations to his congressional campaign. Gilbert Chagoury , a billionaire from Nigeria, made illegal contributions to Fortenberry campaigns, as well as several other GOP congressional races from 2012 to 2016. Fortenberry earlier said he expected to be indicted, releasing a recorded statement Tuesday on YouTube in which he denied the allegations and said he was unaware of the foreign contributions. NEBRASKA CONGRESSMAN EXPECTS INDICTMENT OVER ALLEGEDLY LYING TO FBI"We will fight these charges. If convicted of making a false statement to the FBI, Fortenberry could face up to five years in prison.
Terry McAuliffe abruptly ends interview, tells local Virginia reporter 'You should've asked better questions'
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe cut his interview short with a local Virginia TV station and scolded the reporter for not asking "better questions." WJLA 7News reporter Nick Minock conducted interviews with the former governor and his GOP rival Glenn Youngkin, sharing highlights on-air while releasing the full interviews and transcripts online. McAuliffe abruptly ended 7News' interview after just ten minutes and told Nick that he should have asked better questions and that Nick should have asked questions 7News viewers care about. Minock asked. You should have asked questions your viewers care about," McAuliffe added.
Alyssa Milano arrested during voting rights protest outside of the White House
Alyssa Milano was arrested on Tuesday while protesting outside of the White House. The 48-year-old was advocating for voting rights. Videos showed Milano standing outside of the White House. She continued: "Stand with me and @peoplefor and tell the Senate and White House that voting rights shouldn’t depend on where you live. The group was advocating for voting rights ahead of the Senate's vote to move forward with the Freedom to Vote Act.
ACLU files suit against Oklahoma over law limiting critical race theory instruction
An American Civil Liberties Union-backed lawsuit filed against the state of Oklahoma Tuesday is seeking to put a stop to a law that limits the teaching of critical race theory in the state. "HB 1775 is a direct affront to the constitutional rights of teachers and students across Oklahoma by restricting conversations around race and gender at all levels of education. We bring this case to vindicate the rights of Oklahoma teachers and students and to protect the integrity of our educational institutions," said ACLU of Oklahoma legal director Megan Lambert in a press release Tuesday. HB 1775, which was signed into law by Oklahoma Republican Gov. The law also prohibits teaching that any race or sex is "inherently superior."
Dana Loesch blasts Biden's 'fake compassion' as migrant children dropped at Jersey Turnpike rest area
Conservative commentator Dana Loesch joined New York Post columnist Miranda Devine on Fox News on Monday to discuss the Post's bombshell story on the Biden administration's clandestine migrant charter flights from the southern border to places like Purchase, New York. "When people see that there is no law and order being enforced not just at the border but in the interior. "My question as a parent was where are the parents of these children -- these minors being transported up to New York and being put on buses thereafter. Loesch said Biden's implicit invitations for foreign nationals from all over the world to illegally emigrate across the southern border is why the "Madre Caravana" – as "Fox News Primetime" host Will Cain reported – is amassing in Panama to head north very soon. Loesch later added that if the immigration policy was truly about compassion, there would be a "regular order" that Americans could follow and verify to make sure the policies were being carried out accordingly.
Crime keeps rising, yet New York’s politicians keep making things worse
Subway crime is soaring, led by a 50 percent jump in grand larcenies and an 18 percent spike in robberies. Kathy Hochul are only making things worse, with foolish shifts like decriminalizing the possession of drug paraphernalia, such as kits for shooting up. When crime started shooting up in the late ’60s, it took decades before New York got serious about turning things around. The silver lining: The city now knows from experience in the 1990s that it can be done — with enough political will. If the politicians don’t show that willpower on their own, the voters will have to do it for them.
Hochul’s ethics chair protects Cuomo’s $5.1 million deal
Lavine’s motion said the approval of Cuomo’s book deal should be voided because only one staff member was involved in the decision. Stamm and the 14-member commission didn’t approve Cuomo’s book deal, he said. Andrew Cuomo’s book deal. APTwo of Hochul’s other appointees to the 14-member JCOPE, Sharon Gerstman and C. Randall Hinrichs, voted to cancel JCOPE approval of Cuomo’s book deal. The state Assembly Judiciary Committee also investigated the Cuomo book deal as part of its impeachment probe of the ex-governor.
Don't sacrifice vital NYC savings while fixing de Blasio's Medicare Advantage
Without question, Team de Blasio screwed up the shift of 250,000 retired city workers to a Medicare Advantage Plus health-care plan. The city needs to find savings in an expense that’s growing enormously, and it worked with the Municipal Labor Council to set up this shift. And the idea that the Labor Council lacked standing to negotiate the savings plan is absurd: It’s been doing such work since 1966. The city even has every right to require them to pay nearly $200 a month to keep their old plans. De Blasio did basically the right thing, but characteristically badly.
Americans best not rely on The New York Times’ perverted coverage (and non-coverage) of Afghanistan
And if they get their information from the nation’s self-appointed “paper of record,” The New York Times, they’ll believe a reality quite at odds with what we really know about the Taliban. Take the Times’ recent article on Afghanistan, a report on the Taliban’s decision to allow polio vaccinations to continue in the war-torn country. Haqqani is also the author of one of the most noteworthy New York Times opinion pieces of all of last year. The New York Times, however, didn’t think it worthy of front-page coverage, though it did offer front-page news that day about the death of “The Wire” actor Michael Williams. Ashley Rindsberg is author of “The Gray Lady Winked: How the New York Times’ Misreporting, Distortions and Fabrications Radically Alter History.”
Work from home could cost NYC $100M in sales tax revenues, comptroller says
New York City’s tax woes are continuing to mount as the pandemic-driven shift from Manhattan’s gleaming skyscrapers to work-from-home appears to be becoming more permanent — potentially costing the Big Apple $111 million in sales tax revenues alone. “Our analysis shows that the pandemic has fundamentally altered the way people work, with far reaching implications on the city’s economy and tax base,” said Comptroller Scott Stringer, in a statement. Getty ImagesCity budget writers initially projected $7.4 billion in revenues from sales taxes throughout the 2022 budget year. Growing worries about a sales tax swoon comes as the city’s finances are already under significant strain thanks to a $2 billion projected drop in property tax revenues, largely caused by significant declines in the evaluations for those now-empty office towers. Mayor Bill de Blasio approved a city budget up to $98.7 billion despite massive tax revenue losses from property and sales taxes.
Biden’s pick to lead CBP gets grilled during Senate confirmation hearing
asked Chris Magnus if the situation at the border constituted a crisis during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. “Let me assure you that no one believes there is greater urgency to this matter than I do,” Magnus replied. “What number of illegal crossings would you consider to be a crisis?” Young asked. ?Chris Magnus testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be the next US Customs and Border Protection commissioner, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. ??Chris Magnus talks with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., after a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.
Jan. 6 committee recommends Bannon face criminal contempt for defying subpoena
The vote was seen as a critical moment for the select committee, whose members have vowed to compel Trump administration officials to cooperate with their investigation. President Biden declined to invoke executive privilege to prevent the release of Trump-era documents sought by the select committee. His decision prompted Trump to file a federal lawsuit against the Jan. 6 select committee and the National Archives this week, arguing the probe was a "vexatious, illegal fishing expedition." The committee rejected a request from Bannon's attorney to delay a vote on the contempt report to allow consideration of Trump's lawsuit. He left the White House in August 2017 and was not an active member of the administration during the period covered by the subpoena.
Nurse practitioner calls vaccine mandates 'disheartening' after fighting COVID on the front lines
Neelie Panozzo is a 25-year veteran of the health care industry, serving as both a nurse and a nurse practitioner. But with vaccine mandates forcing her to choose between her faith and her profession, she fears she may have to find a new job. "We need to be able to respect each other and respect our rights to choose and respect sincerely held beliefs." "My entire nursing career, we’ve been in some type of health care shortage," she said. Suhr also noted that the issue is about more than just the freedom to choose whether or not to get the COVID vaccine.
US Navy engineer and wife indicted for attempting to sell nuclear submarine secrets
The Maryland couple accused of attempting to pass secret Navy secrets to a foreign government were indicted by a Grand Jury Tuesday on national security charges. Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are both charged with one count of "Conspiracy to Communicate Restricted Data" and two counts of "Communication of Restricted Data," according to a Department of Justice press release Tuesday. According to the release, 42-year-old Jonathan Toebbe sold "Restricted Data" concerning the design of nuclear-powered waships for almost a year with the help of his 45-year-old wife, Diana Toebbe. Once there, Toebbe placed a concealed SD card at the location while his wife acted as a lookout. After retrieving the SD card, the undercover agent sent Toebbe a $20,000 cryptocurrency payment in return for the decryption key for the SD Card, which contained Restricted Data concerning nuclear reactors.
DHS' New York Airport flights proves US taxpayer funding 'final step of human trafficking:' 'The Five'
The Biden administration is using federal taxpayer money to facilitate the final leg of international human trafficking, the panel on "The Five" said, after the New York Post captured video of charter flights packed with border-crossing migrants landing at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York in the middle of the night. Co-host Greg Gutfeld questioned the timing of these flights, as there is usually no air traffic coming through Westchester in those hours. Gutfeld said the Department of Homeland Security isn't doing so to hide from the mainstream media, which he remarked wouldn't report on the flights. "This is taxpayer funded human trafficking. Co-host Katie Pavlich echoed the human trafficking point, "the American taxpayer is subsidizing … the final leg of human trafficking."
Kamala Harris video urging churchgoers to vote for McAuliffe may be illegal
"I believe that my friend Terry McAuliffe is the leader Virginia needs at this moment," Harris says in the video. Moreover, the church speaks by featuring the video, particularly knowing in advance [as here] that the video will be calling the faithful to vote for McAuliffe. The lawyer also noted that the Biden administration is unlikely to apply the law to sanction Harris or the McAuliffe campaign, which President Biden has endorsed. The McAuliffe campaign did not respond to Fox News' request for comment. The vice president's office referred Fox News to the McAuliffe campaign.
Goldman CEO David Solomon beats ‘back-to-office’ drum — from LA
Goldman Sachs Chief Executive David Solomon was beating the “back-to-the-office” drum again this week — this time from a conference in Los Angeles. The Goldman honcho said an in-person culture is critical for the New York-based bank, where more than 50 percent of employees are under 30. He spoke from Beverly Hills in a “private chat” with financier Michael Milken at the Milken Institute Global Conference. David Solomon emphasized the importance of working from the office. Goldman in June welcomed workers back to the office with food trucks and a DJ at its downtown Manhattan headquarters.
How the next mayor must clean up the tragic mess of NYC schools after 8 painful years of Bill de Blasio
After eight years of Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York’s K-12 public schools are in a crisis. Crime dominates the messaging of the mayoral campaign, but for the next mayor, fixing our public schools is equally, if not more, important. Pandemic exceptions and “alternate pathways” create the illusion that graduation rates have held steady during de Blasio’s tenure, but when adjusted for watered-down graduation requirements, graduation rates have declined. Only three of the 94 Renewal schools met their targets for improvement, and attendance at Renewal schools plummeted while cost-per-student rose. Together, they cut a path determined by experience and common sense and presided over rising graduation rates and improving test scores.
The truth about ‘The Bidens’ and other commentary
The prez “probably knows that it’s pointless” since “groups of unmasked people are eating, drinking and talking for hours.” In fact, “the government’s strict mask policies are so stupid that everyone who can get away with ignoring them already does so. They remain “not for safety, or because of the science, but because our elected leaders can’t be bothered to tweak the rules.”Conservative: GOP Winning Voting-Law Debate“Republicans themselves don’t all realize it, but they’re winning the political debate over voting laws,” Ramesh Ponnuru notes at Bloomberg Opinion. Dems’ attack on “Republicans as ‘vote suppressors’ who are instituting a ‘new Jim Crow’ does not seem to be inflicting any political damage.” Take voter ID laws: “Democratic politicians and activists hate the idea, but most voters favor it.” A Monmouth poll “found that 82% of the public back photo ID for voters. Yet on Friday, Sanders “published an op-ed in West Virginia’s largest newspaper” slamming Sen. Joe Manchin for “standing in the way of the $3.5 trillion progressive wish list that is the stalled reconciliation bill.” Manchin’s swift reply: “No op-ed from a self-declared Independent socialist” would end his objection to wasteful spending and a “reckless expansion” of government. The company has played “both sides of the street in Washington for several years, hiring lobbyists and law firms to plead for its interests.”— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board
Hochul stands by party chair who likened black Democrat to ex-KKK leader
India Walton did not deserve that,” Hochul told reporters Tuesday when asked about the state party chairman’s refusal to endorse Walton, who is black, comparing the choice to backing former KKK leader David Duke. New York state Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs has endorsed Gov. Democratic Buffalo mayoral nominee India Walton will be running against the GOP nominee and incumbent Mayor Byron Brown. REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario“Now, of course, India Walton is not in the same category, but it just leads you to that question – is it a must? New York state Democratic Party chairman Jay Jacobs insists he’s not endorsing former KKK leader David Duke.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 20, 2021
The Issue: The Biden administration’s dispersal of undocumented migrant children throughout the country. Say what you want about former President Trump — he was building walls, while President Biden is opening up the floodgates. I wholeheartedly agree with The Post’s editorial that Biden is “playing a deadly game” by secretly placing illegal migrant children in our own backyard, so to speak (“Prez playing a dangerous game,” Oct. 19). Biden’s irresponsible approach to illegal immigration may go unnoticed by many Americans, but are widely touted as a magnet for illegal-immigrant and terrorist communities worldwide. The Biden administration is flying underage migrants all over the United States, knowing that people would object to the increased strain on local systems.
Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry charged with lying to feds about campaign funds
A federal grand jury indicted Rep. Jeff Fortenberry on Tuesday, charging the Nebraska Republican with falsifying and concealing evidence from federal investigators in a case related to allegations of illegal campaign contributions. The Department of Justice alleged that the congressman “repeatedly lied to and misled authorities” during an investigation into Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagour’s illegal campaign contributions during the 2016 election cycle. “The indictment alleges that Fortenberry repeatedly lied to and misled authorities during a federal investigation into illegal contributions to Fortenberry’s re-election campaign made by a foreign billionaire in early 2016. And now we will have to fight.”Rep. Jeff Fortenberry was charged with falsifying and concealing evidence from federal investigators. This has all the marks of being a political attack, a bogus charge manufactured to take him out.”Rep. Jeff Fortenberry allegedly lied about illegal campaign contributions.
We’re facing a new cold war with China — and need to act like it
The Biden administration is hesitant to call our competition with China a new cold war, even though Beijing has zero qualms about making the parallels with our decades-long struggle with the Soviet Union abundantly clear. It wasn’t a secret that China and Russia were developing these technologies, and indeed, it wasn’t a secret that China had leapt ahead of us. Hypersonic missiles bring a new element to the ever-evolving competition between missile offense and defense. Hypersonic missiles are both unpredictable and fast — six times faster than a Tomahawk missile. If we aren’t going to call it a new cold war, we must — or risk falling further behind — treat it as one.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) Reacts To Report That The Biden Administration Is Secretly Flying Migrants Into NY In The Dead Of Night
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) joined the Guy Benson Show to react to reporting that shows that the Biden administration is secretly flying migrants into New York in the dead of night.
Inside this $11.5M Star Wars-themed Florida home near Disney World
There have been many homes that have attempted the Star Wars theme, and while cool, they were not quite as impressive as this colossal 15-bedroom, 19-bathroom Florida mansion currently on sale for $11.5 million. Newly constructed, the property spans nearly 18,000 square feet and is located in Reunion Resort in Kissimmee — only five miles from Disney World. For just kids, the home features a third-floor hidden loft area with a kids’ theatre and a video game area. Realtor.comThe property designed two kid-friendly themed bunk bedrooms that sleep up to 12 — or for adult super fans. One of those themes is full Star Wars, with Chewbacca figures, Stormtroopers and Baby Yoda and the other is Princess Leia-themed.
Biden hiding ‘consequences’ of border policy in ‘dark of night:’ Sen. Cotton
Sen. Tom Cotton accused the Biden administration of hiding the consequences of “their open borders policy” in “the dark of night,” responding Tuesday to The Post’s report that planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York. “They act like it’s some great moral victory when in reality it’s creating incentives for very dangerous and immoral behavior.”Sen. Tom Cotton accused the Biden administration of flying underage migrants from the border late at night to hide the “consequences” of their border policies. Throughout his administration so far, President Biden has received bipartisan backlash over certain policy decisions or actions taken regarding the crisis at the border. Cotton claimed that the flights show the administration is not “proud” of its immigration policy. Now Biden is exporting this insanity to the rest of America in the middle of the night on secret charter flights.
Buy the Oval Office in the ‘Western White House’ for $25M
Similar to the White House in Washington, DC, this California mansion has protrusions along the facade and statement columns. Golden Gate Sotheby’s InternationalThe home dates to 1878, when it was built for a real estate developer and cattle rancher named William Henry Howard. A Hearst family scion had an architect redesign the home inside and out in 1930 — and with an apparent eye toward the White House. Golden Gate Sotheby’s InternationalBut then the Western White House became available. But every home has its time.”The Gilson Team, Jennifer Gilson and Sophia Waldman of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, holds the listing.
Former Condé Nast Building on Times Square gets new law firm tenant
Washington-based global law firm Venable LLP is moving to the Durst Organization’s One Five One, the tower formerly known as the Conde Nast Building. Venable signed a 15-year lease for 157,800 square feet on the 48th through 52nd floors of the building that also was previously known as Four Times Square. The firm also is leasing 11,000 square feet of concourse space. Venable signed a 15-year lease for 157,800 square feet on the 48th through 52nd floors — plus 11,000 square feet of concourse space — one of the year’s largest deals. The improvements helped lure a batch of new tenants — including TikTok (230,000 square feet for its US headquarters), BMO and Nasdaq.
Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg: Joe Biden Has Never Led Anything In His Life
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, former National Security Advisor to former President Trump and former Vice President Pence Lt. Gen Keith Kellogg talks about his new book War By Other Means and why President Biden has shown a lack of leadership on the world stage and at home. “President Joe Biden has never led anything in his life. He’s never run a business. At least with President Trump, you had somebody who had run a business before, had good ups and good downside as well. So you’ve got somebody now here who when the situation gets tough, I’m not sure he’s going to be willing to make those hard calls.
Taliban to reward suicide bombers' families with cash, land
The Taliban have promised plots of land to the family members of suicide bombers who targeted U.S. and Afghan forces, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry tweeted Tuesday. US SPECIAL ENVOY FOR AFGHANISTAN STEPS DOWN AFTER WITHDRAWALThe spokesman, Saeed Khosty, also said Haqqani considered the dead bombers "heroes of Islam and the country." "Now you and I must refrain from betraying the aspirations of our martyrs," Haqqani reportedly said. The U.S. has frozen billions of dollars in Afghan assets following the Taliban takeover in accordance with U.S. sanction policies. International monetary organizations have additionally paused as much as 75% of all fiscal disbursements the previous Afghan government relied on, the Associated Press reported.
Rand Paul: Democrats 'will squeeze' money out of ordinary people
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., blasted Democrats' "lies" about the Infrastructure package, claiming they will "squeeze" as much money as possible from "ordinary people." INFRASTRUCTURE BILL: NEGOTIATIONS DRAG INTO NIGHT AS PELOSI, BIDEN SCRAMBLE FOR DEAL: LIVE UPDATESRAND PAUL: The numbers game is fake accounting. So, if it costs $5 trillion over 5 years and they only count $1 trillion, then that is $1 trillion. The programs are still enormous and over time are going to add up to trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars. They are going to go after ordinary people and they will squeeze and squeeze more money out of you if they possibly can.
WaPo editorial board scolds progressives amid Dem spending battle: 'Stop demanding' a 'revolution' from Biden
The Washington Post editorial board is lashing out at progressive lawmakers amid the Democratic infighting regarding the spending spree bills being stalled on Capitol Hill in a piece titled "Biden did not run to stage a revolution. The party seemed unified enough to leverage its thin majorities, as senior lawmakers prepared infrastructure and social spending bills that would cost trillions," the editorial board began its piece on Tuesday. But many progressives are having trouble accepting this, looking for gimmicky ways to enact broad structural change despite centrists’ objections." Mr. Biden handily beat the left’s candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in the Democratic primaries, arguing that one need not stage a revolution to do good," the editorial board wrote. The Post urged Democrats to tackle climate change rather than expanding Medicare, "shoring up" the Affordable Care Act or pursuing universal free community college.
USA Today blasted as 'garbage' for editing opinion piece opposing trans women in girls' sports
USA Today was the focus of intense criticism this week following its decision to edit an op-ed written by former female Connecticut high school track star Chelsea Mitchell opposing the participation of transgender athletes in girls' sports. The language in question: Mitchell's use of the word "male" to describe the biologically male transgender athletes she was writing about. She also linked to the original text of Mitchell's op-ed. In response to Holcomb's revelations of the changes, USA Today was excoriated on social media with critics blasting the liberal paper's actions as "insane" and "very bad form." "For them [USA Today] to change it is really frustrating just because without that our case, kind of, just goes out the window."
Kudlow: Manchin, Sinema 'make a lovely couple' fighting Democrats' spend and tax agenda
Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on "America Reports" Tuesday for "holding the fort" against their party's sweeping social spending bill. And Manchin and Sinema are doing a good job. Manchin doesn't want to spend and Sinema doesn't want a tax, so they make a lovely couple, really, and they're holding the fort nicely. Now, I don't want to spend any more money, OK? I don't care whether it's a trillion five or a trillion, I don't want to spend any more money.
'Handmaid's Tale' author outrages liberals by sharing column about erasure of women
Author Margaret Atwood faced backlash from progressives after sharing a column about the erasure of womenOn Tuesday, "The Handmaid’s Tale" author posted an opinion piece on her Twitter account from the Toronto Star titled, "Why can’t we say ‘woman’ anymore?" Progressives frequently use "The Handmaid's Tale" comparisons when criticizing pro-life and conservative policies and have dressed up as characters from the story during protests. TERF is an acronym for trans-exclusionary radical feminist, which trans activists label someone who identifies as a feminist but reject the assertion that trans women are women. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has also been accused of being a "terf" for her views on gender and sex. She’s not a Terf," Atwood continued.
Pete Buttigieg ‘is at work,’ Psaki cuts off reporter asking about his leave
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg “is at work,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki insisted Tuesday before she cut off a reporter who pressed her about his two-month paternity leave amid the nation’s mounting supply chain crisis. And the answer is absolutely yes.”She then cut off Robinson when the reporter tried to ask another question. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s reportedly started his paternity leave in mid-August to care for newborn twins. Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesJen Psaki deflected on Pete Buttigieg’s current workload — or whether his paternity leave was over. Throughout his leave, Buttigieg continued to do TV interviews.
Manchin opposes carbon tax in Dem spending bill, as negotiations continue
Sen. Joe Manchin is starting to make what he wants — or rather doesn’t want — in the massive Democratic social spending bill more clear, after expressing opposition to including a carbon tax on Tuesday. Manchin (D.WV) shot down including the tax, which would put a fee on greenhouse gas emissions, asking “it is not on the board.”“We’re not — the carbon tax is not on the board at all right now,” Manchin said. joined Manchin in his opposition, saying he’s “not a big fan.”“I’m not a big fan of the carbon tax. Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) told reporters the carbon tax was not discussed during a Tuesday afternoon meeting at the White House. President Joe Biden has conceded that the social spending bill will likely be less than the originally proposed $3.5 trillion.
The Rhythm of Unconditional Love with Five For Fighting
This week, Dana is joined by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer John Ondrasik, of “Five for Fighting.”John discusses how 9/11 was a pivotal moment in his decision to use music as an expression of his feelings about the current state of the world. He also talks about how his latest single, “Blood On My Hands” was a direct response to his frustration with the Biden Administration’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Keep up with Dana on Twitter: @DanaPerino
Sen. Braun welcomes Chicago police officers refusing vaccine mandate to Indiana: ‘You deserve respect’
"Indiana’s police departments are hiring now and will welcome you with the respect you deserve," Braun told Fox News. "My office stands ready to help connect Chicago police officers to an Indiana police department that is hiring now and doesn’t have a vaccine mandate," Braun said. "We've been seeing more and more Chicago police officers when we do an emergency hire, which is basically a lateral transfer. "Here in northwest Indiana, in Munster, we have one of the top rated school systems in the state," Scheckel said. Even though we're 30 minutes from Chicago, we're rated one of the 10 safest cities in the state of Indiana.
West Virginia House speaker fires back after Illinois Dem calls state 'irrelevant' to US economy
FIRST ON FOX: The West Virginia Speaker of the House fired back after a Democratic congressman from Illinois called the Mountain State "an irrelevant part" of the U.S. economy. WEST VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS SLAM ILLINOIS DEM CASTEN FOR CALLING THEIR STATE ‘IRRELEVANT PART’ OF US ECONOMY"This is an energy state here in West Virginia. "And we certainly recognize that we are an economy in transition here in West Virginia now, much as is the national economy, but we are far from irrelevant," the Mountain State speaker continued. Hanshaw also invited Casten "to come to West Virginia if he believes that we’re irrelevant." Casten’s remarks spurred ire from Republicans in the West Virginia congressional delegation, with the lawmakers speaking out against the Illinois Democrat’s jab.
MSNBC contributor: Republicans are 'going to cheat' to win 2022 midterm elections
Frequent MSNBC fill-in host Jason Johnson claimed Monday that Republicans were optimistic about their chances to win the 2022 midterm elections because they intended to "cheat." "[A] key thing to understand why Republicans are optimists for next year, even if they're sort of waving themselves and wrapping themselves in a Trump burrito, is they’re going to cheat. They’re just going to make voting laws throughout the country that guarantee that they’re going to win," he added. "Not only are Republicans not trying to get off the Trump train, they’re fighting and scalping tickets to get on it," Johnson said. Wallace later asked Johnson if he thought Republicans were taking the wrong lessons from seeing potential success in the upcoming elections.
MSNBC anchor dings Biden on claim Build Back Better costs $0: 'Mathematics that I am not yet familiar with'
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle questioned the Biden administration's math as it continues to claim Biden's projected $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan costs "zero dollars." "That's a mathematics that I am not yet familiar with," Ruhle said of the White House's claim Tuesday after her interview of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Ruhle did offer that the White House was putting forward an "ambitious" plan. Biden's claim has had critics calling him "economically illiterate." WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES TO PUSH DEBUNKED ZERO-COST CLAIM ON BIDEN'S AGENDAIt's also been debunked on multiple occasions by both Republican and Democratic analysts.
McConnell jabs at Trump saying 2022 midterms shouldn’t be ‘rehash’ of 2020 election
But he also repeatedly makes unfounded claims that the 2020 election was rampant with "massive voter fraud" and "rigged." And the former president continues to push for election audits in numerous states across the country. While McConnell once again took aim at Trump without naming the former president, Trump continues to blast McConnell — by name. At the Iowa rally, Trump lashed out at McConnell, charging the Senate GOP leader didn’t "have the courage" to support Trump’s unsuccessful attempts to overturn the 2020 election results. He should have challenged the election," Trump claimed.
McAuliffe nods along as Stacey Abrams tells 'Big Lie' that Georgia race was stolen from her
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe nodded along as Democratic activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams repeated the claim that she truly won the 2018 governor's race. "You see, I'm here to tell you that just because you win doesn't mean [you've] won," Abrams declared, with McAuliffe nodding in the background. On the night of the election in 2018, Abrams conceded that "former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election." Election law experts have contradicted Abrams' claims of voter suppression. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Before Trump’s Big Lie, there was the Stacey Abrams Big Lie," Eric Cunningham, editor-in-chief of Elections Daily, wrote on Twitter.
California missing mother's family says husband wasn't acting normal before wife vanished
Maya "May" Millete went missing from her Chula Vista home on Jan. 7. Her brother-in-law, Richard Drouaille, said Maya and her husband, Larry Millete, had been having marital issues for at least a year. But, I mean, it's just like any other relationship they get to arguing, sometimes they're happy, sometimes they're not. But the thing that really stood out for me was that our last family trip to (Glamis Sand Dunes), it wasn't really Larry," Drouaille said. Fox News has reached out to Larry Millete with a request for comment but received no response.
Hotel group seeks to block new hurdles for development in lawsuit against NYC
A group of businesses have filed suit against the city in order to block a change to zoning that would require developers to jump through permitting hoops before they could start building new hotels. “There is no zoning or land use justification for the proposed action at all,” the suit charges. Noam Galai/Getty ImagesThe Special Permit Requirement — which hasn’t passed yet — would be codified as a text amendment in the zoning code. It would require developers to go through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) ultimately need to be approved by the City Council. The suit, which was filed against the city and the Planning Commission, is seeking to overturn the Special Permit Requirement.
Cuomo, de Blasio more unpopular than Trump in New York, poll shows
Andrew Cuomo and current Mayor Bill de Blasio are now both more unpopular among voters in heavily blue New York than former Republican President Donald Trump, a statewide poll released Monday reveals. “Former President Donald Trump has long been the pol with the lowest favorability rating among New York voters. Thirty-seven percent of 801 registered voters of all political stripes viewed Trump favorably compared with 59 percent who viewed him unfavorably — a net 22 points negative. But only 33 percent of all voters viewed Cuomo favorably compared to 60 percent who gave him a thumbs down — a net 27 points negative. Trump fared better than Cuomo and de Blasio in large part because the Republican faithful admire him.
Another inmate dies in DOC custody, 14th so far this year
A Big Apple inmate who attempted to kill himself and later ended up on life support died on Monday, his attorneys said — bringing the total number of detainees to die in Department of Correction custody this year to 14. Scott, who was in the custody of the Department of Correction at the time, was found unresponsive in his cell at the court’s Central Booking detention center, the DOC said previously. “Throughout his life, Mr. Scott was continually criminalized for his struggle with mental illness, and our criminal legal system has never had the comprehensive tools necessary to serve New Yorkers with acute needs like Mr. Scott,” Luongo said. Erik Pendzich/ShutterstockTina Luongo said Anthony Scott long suffered from mental health issues. Scott is the sixth inmate to have killed themselves in DOC custody this year, a higher number of suicides than in the past five years combined, according to data released by a federal monitor.
‘Most powerful woman in publishing’ Amanda Urban lists her NYC home
Amanda “Binky” Urban — the literary agent and ICM partner dubbed “the most powerful woman in publishing” — and her husband, New Yorker journalist and author Ken Auletta, are listing their full-floor spread at 132 E. 72nd St. for $3.35 million. There’s also an eat-in chef’s kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, herringbone floors and yes, of course, a book-lined study. The literary couple unsurprisingly enjoy a book-lined study. MWStudioThe East 72nd Street abode’s eat-in chef’s kitchen. Listing brokers Lisa Chajet and Bonnie Chajet, of Warburg Realty Partnership, declined comment.
DHS chief Mayorkas contracts COVID-19 in latest DC breakthrough case
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas contracted COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated, his office said Tuesday. “Secretary Mayorkas tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after taking a test as part of routine pre-travel protocols,” his spokeswoman Marsha Espinosa said in a statement to multiple news outlets. “Secretary Mayorkas is experiencing only mild congestion; he is fully vaccinated and will isolate and work at home per CDC protocols and medical advice. About 79 percent percent of US adults and more than 77 percent of people 12 and older have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, according to CDC data. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, 84, died this week after testing positive for COVID-19 despite also being vaccinated.
Eric Adams will add 300 miles of protected bike lanes if elected mayor
Democratic nominee for mayor Eric Adams is promising to build 300 new miles of protected bike lanes across the five boroughs if he wins the Nov. 2 election. “We need to move and get 300 miles of protected bike lanes. You’re going to need a bike rider to know why protected bike lanes are so important.”Adams’ transportation platform also includes pledges to expand Citi Bike, secure bike parking and to “reallocate 25 percent of the city’s streetscape by 2025 from car-centric uses” to things like bike lanes, bus lanes, sidewalks, parks and plazas, according to his campaign website. Eric Adams has also pledged to expand Citi Bike throughout the city. “Bike lanes are not used because we’re not encouraging and promoting and incentivizing their use,” he said.
Gregg Jarrett: Disgraced dossier author Steele attempts to resuscitate his ruined reputation with more deceit
He could do splashy commercials bragging that Hillary Clinton is a happily satisfied customer. It is no coincidence that his interlocutor was once a chummy adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton and served as White House Communications Director (chief flack) for the former president. STEELE DOSSIER AUTHOR STILL BELIEVES MICHAEL COHEN COLLUDED WITH RUSSIA IN PRAGUE DESPITE DOJ REPORTThe semi-friendly venue notwithstanding, Steele managed only to reinforce his disrepute as a serial fabulist and world-class con artist. Steele’s sources were not "Kremlin insiders" as he represented. Together with Hillary Clinton, Steele managed to perpetrate the greatest mass delusion in political history.
Mike Solan: Liberal Seattle leaders 'want to cancel police unions'
President of the Seattle Police Guild Mike Solan told "The Faulkner Focus" Tuesday why his union members are pushing back on the vaccine mandate for officers, warning about how many cops are leaving the ranks. SEATTLE POLICE UNION BLASTS ‘GROSS MISMANAGEMENT’ AFTER VACCINE MANDATE DEADLINE: 'PUBLIC SAFETY CRISIS'MIKE SOLAN: That's something else, removing any diversity of thought. They want to cancel police unions because we're the last bastion of some type of reasonable pushback against the unreasonable political public safety messaging coming from our elected officials because it's the activist culture, especially here in Seattle, that are driving the public safety political discourse. We're going against the norm and going against the norm is causing an optics problem for elected officials. The other side is dealing with completely covering up, in my opinion, the reality of the numbers of how many law officers we could possibly lose.
Law enforcement blame 'defund the police,' liberal prosecutors for dramatic spike in assaults on police
Law enforcement leaders are pinning blame on the "defund the police" movement and liberal soft-on-crime prosecutors for the dramatic rise of assaults and violence toward police officers in 2020, which increased by 4,000 attacks from 2019. OVER 60K POLICE, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED IN 2020, UP BY 4,000+ FROM YEAR BEFORE, FBI SAYS"This spike in assaults on law enforcement officers comes at a time in which law enforcement is seemingly under attack on all fronts," Johnson told Fox News. For those who purposefully attack, assault, or ambush law enforcement, they need to be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law," said Cooper. According to the FBI, 59 law enforcement officers have been mortally wounded this year as of Oct. 12, with 23 falling victim to unprovoked attacks. 491 law enforcement officers lost their lives in the line of duty during 2019 and 2020Fox News' Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.
Twitter temporarily suspends media watchdog over critical vaccinations tweet
Twitter suspended a conservative media watchdog Monday after it deemed he had sent an abusive message criticizing a former Biden official's opinion on vaccinations. Tom Elliott, the founder of the media production service Grabien, tweeted back, "Get vaccinated, then you too can die of Covid." The 84-year-old Powell was fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but acccording to a spokesman, he was immunocompromised by multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells. In addition to running Grabien, Elliott produces video montages, or supercuts, jabbing liberal media and political figures, and frequently shares viral news clips on his Twitter account. Powell was more vulnerable in spite of his vaccination status due to his cancer treatment.
America First Legal appeals denial of FOIA request on DOJ targeting school board 'violence'
EXCLUSIVE: America First Legal filed an appeal Tuesday after the Department of Justice denied expedited processing of their Freedom of Information Act request seeking information on the department's October memo promising to combat "threats of violence" against school boards and teachers. DOJ had argued the issue was "not a matter of widespread media interest." But lawyers for America First Legal believe the denial of their request could be a politically motivated stall tactic, noting that they have had no issues getting expedited requests with other agencies in the federal government. AMERICA FIRST LEGAL REQUEST FOR EXPEDITED FOIA ON DOJ TARGETING SCHOOL BOARD 'VIOLENCE' DENIED"On one hand, the Department of Justice believes vast national security powers must be arrayed against parents who object to critical race theory — triggering a massive national scandal," America First Legal president and former senior adviser to former President Trump , Stephen Miller, told Fox News on Monday. The battle comes over an Oct. 4 memo released by the DOJ that promised to combat what it called an "increase" in "threats of violence" against school officials.
Psaki denies transporting illegal immigrants at 2:30 am is 'middle of the night,' calls it 'early flight'
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that unaccompanied illegal immigrant children being flown from the southern border to suburban New York at 2:30 AM were not being flown "in the middle of the night." "Why is the administration flying thousands of migrants from the border to Florida & New York in the middle of the night?" "2:30 AM, 4:29 AM," Doocy said before Psaki interrupted him saying, "Here we are talking about early flights, earlier than you might like to take a flight." The report stated that around 2,000 illegal immigrants have landed at a New York Airport outside of White Plains on 21 flights since August 8. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPSince March 20, at least 94,570 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with Notices to Report.
Mayorkas admits 'tragic rise' of delta variant at US-Mexico border 'surprised' him
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas conceded Monday that the surge of the COVID-19 delta variant at the border took him by surprise. Speaking virtually at the 18th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University, Mayorkas said, "What I didn't expect was the tragic rise of the delta variant. "We are confronted with a population of people that, as a general matter, that have a rate of illness of approximately 20%," he continued. "Approximately, I think it's about 10,000 or so, 12,000," Mayorkas said regarding the number of those released. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Some are very sick with extremely contagious diseases, even worse than the China Virus.
DHS Secretary Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19, days after event with Biden
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has tested positive for COVID-19, DHS confirmed on Tuesday – just days after he attended an event with President Biden. A DHS spokesperson told Fox that contract tracing was underway after Mayorkas tested positive Tuesday morning. While it was not clear what sort of contact the two men had, Biden mentioned Mayorkas by name at the event. "To Secretary of Homeland Security Mayorkas, thank you for being here and for the great job you’re doing for us," Biden said. Additionally, images from the event show Mayorkas stood close to Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at one point during the outdoor event, without masks.
Paris Hilton calls on Biden, Congress to take action against the ‘troubled teen industry’
“When I was 16 years old, I was awakened one night by two men with handcuffs. As a result, she noted that the only recourse is to have the “troubled teen industry” looked at on a federal level. “Congress and President Biden need to enact a basic federal ‘bill of rights’ for youths in congregate care. “Ensuring that children, including at-risk children, are safe from institutional abuse, neglect and coercion isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue — it’s a basic human rights issue that requires immediate action. Those in power have an obligation to protect the powerless,” Hilton wrote.
Miya Marcano’s family sues apartment complex for hiring suspected killer
The family of slain Florida college student Miya Marcano is suing the apartment complex where she lived and worked for employing her suspected killer — who was able to enter her home using a master key fob. Miya Marcano’s family is suing Arden Villas, and its operator, The Preiss Company, for employing her suspected killer. Caballero — her suspected killer, who allegedly made repeated sexual advances that the teen rebuffed — was found dead on Sept. 27 in his Orlando apartment in an apparent suicide. The lawsuit filed on Oct. 18, 2021, accuses the Orlando apartment complex and its operator of negligence. A message seeking comment from Arden Villas by The Post was not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.
Why Biden won’t tell you where the record number of illegal immigrants in the US are going
Charter flights originating in Texas have carried thousands of migrants to a small airport outside White Plains. David RosenblumIn a sense, that’s correct: Transporting migrant youth all over the country to house them with nonprofits or reunite them with family members has indeed become standard practice under President Biden. These youth are part of a months-long, 21-year-record surge in illegal immigration, still ongoing, that was triggered when Biden scrapped many of former President Donald Trump’s border policies. So along with record numbers of migrant youth, we also have record numbers of families and single adults being released from federal custody. The migrant surge was triggered when President Biden scrapped many of former President Donald Trump’s border policies.
Facebook admits to letting users share information on human smuggling
Facebook has admitted to allowing users “to share information about how to enter a country illegally or request information about how to be smuggled,” in a letter to the Arizona attorney general. “Facebook’s policy of allowing posts promoting human smuggling and illegal entry into the United States to regularly reach its billions of users seriously undermines the rule of law,” Brnovich wrote. “The company is a direct facilitator, and thus exacerbates, the catastrophe occurring at Arizona’s southern border.”Facebook executives admitted to allowing users “to share information about how to enter a country illegally or request information about how to be smuggled,” according to Arizona officials. “We do allow people to share information about how to enter a country illegally or request information about how to be smuggled,” Castleberry wrote in the letter dated July 30. After speaking with “human rights experts,” Castleberry wrote that Facebook intended to stop human smuggling but not interfere with people’s right to seek asylum under international law.
White House minimizes supply chain crisis as ‘tragedy of the treadmill’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki characterized the supply chain crisis that is causing a shortage of consumer goods across the country as the “tragedy of the treadmill” on Tuesday — the second time a member of the administration has made light of the crisis. During Tuesday’s White House briefing, Psaki was questioned about why President Biden failed to take a more aggressive approach to the bottleneck when the signs were evident in March 2020 that the coronavirus pandemic would disrupt the global supply chain. “It was crystal clear that things were not improving on the supply chain. Psaki said the president created a supply-chain task force at the beginning of the administration. AP Photo/Evan VucciIt was the second time in as many days that a member of the administration downplayed the supply chain crisis.
Virginia energy company faces backlash for funding anti-Youngkin ads aimed at suppressing pro-gun voters
A Virginia energy company is facing backlash for funding ads against Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin aimed at suppressing pro-gun voters. The Accountability Virginia PAC has ties to prominent Democrats and was running ads attacking Youngkin from the right in an apparent effort to keep pro-gun Virginia voters home. "Although familiar with the Accountability Virginia PAC sponsors, we failed to vet sufficiently the scope of their intended activities," Blue wrote, asking for a refund. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWhen McAuliffe won the governorship in 2013, however, his campaign took tens of thousands of dollars from Dominion Energy. Dominion Energy did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Texas GOP says anti-CRT law would never require 'opposing views' of Holocaust atrocities
"School administrators should know the difference between factual historical events and fiction," Republican state Sen. Kelly Hancock tweeted last week. "The Holocaust was a terrible event in human history based on ignorant hatred," state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, also a Republican, wrote. HB3979 does not require an "opposing view" and any idea that it would, is incorrect." "And make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust, that you have one that has an opposing — that has other perspectives." "As we continue to work through implementation of HB3979, we also understand this bill does not require an opposing viewpoint on historical facts."
Jill Biden will visit NYC school after pushing for teacher pay raises
First lady Jill Biden will visit a New York City school on Wednesday as she calls for teachers to get a pay raise. The White House said that Biden, a teacher herself, will “visit a local public school” in the afternoon, but provided no additional details. A spokesman for Jill Biden did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for additional information on her upcoming New York trip. The first lady teaches at Northern Virginia Community College. Before flying to New York, Jill Biden will make a stop Wednesday morning in DC at the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s adult literacy summit.
Biden to participate in CNN town hall this week with ‘invitation-only audience’
On Monday, CNN announced the 90-minute town hall, which will be moderated by Anderson Cooper and air at 8 p.m. President Biden could face questions regarding a number of crises his administration is facing. CNN did not reveal who would be invited to the “invite-only” town hall. CNN did not reveal who would be invited to the town hall, but the “invite-only” model mirrors another forum the outlet hosted in July in Ohio. The location of Thursday’s town hall has not been announced.
FBI swarm DC mansion of Russian oligarch and Putin ally Oleg Deripaska
Deripaska, an aluminum billionaire who is an ally of Russia’s President Putin, has been the subject of US sanctions since 2018. REUTERS/Tom BrennerAs of now, the FBI has no idea where Oleg Deripaska is living. The FBI raids the home of Russian oligarch and Putin ally Oleg Deripaska in Embassy Row in Washington, DC, on Oct. 19, 2021. REUTERS/Tom BrennerOligarch Oleg Deripaska (right) is a staunch supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Deripaska’s representative in Moscow has not commented publicly about the FBI raid.
Biden CBP pick agrees with GOP senator that migrants should be vaccinated before entering US
BIDEN CBP PICK CHRIS MAGNUS FACED CLAIMS HE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BLACK OFFICERS, MADE RACIST JOKES"Actually I think any of those individuals – migrants coming into the country – should be immunized," Magnus said. Cassidy pressed on whether those people should be required to be immunized in order to be allowed in. Magnus said "that's something I definitely want to explore," and that "it seems reasonable to me." BIDEN'S CBP NOMINEE DEFENDED SANCTUARY CITIES, CRITICIZED POLICE WORKING WITH IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIESMagnus also said during the hearing that he supports continuing the use of Title 42 to expel migrants who came from countries where COVID-19 is present. "As a paramedic for 10 years, public health has always been one of my top concerns," he said.
Seattle police union blasts ‘gross mismanagement’ after vaccine mandate deadline: 'public safety crisis'
Seattle’s police union fired back against the city’s "media blitz" on Monday’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline, arguing the department’s "gross mismanagement" in barring some 100 officers granted medical and religious exemptions from continuing to serve will result in an "untenable public safety crisis." SEATTLE POLICE OFFICERS FACE VACCINE MANDATE DEADLINE, AS ‘COSTLY LITIGATION’ NEXT-STEP FOR DEFUNDED FORCESPOG believes that this is a reasonable request to slow down the spiraling staffing crisis currently facing the Seattle Police Department," Solan said. Meanwhile, Solan said he doubted the numbers released by the city on Seattle police officers’ vaccination status were correct. "Trading the COVID-19 public health crisis for a looming public safety staffing crisis is gross mismanagement. Hosting a press conference Monday, Mayor Durkan cited interim Police Chief Adrian Diaz and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, arguing the vaccine mandate deadline, therefore, would not have any significant impact on 911 response.
Ben Domenech on 'Kilmeade Show': 'Americans see the truth with their own eyes'
Fox News contributor Ben Domenech called out President Biden's "fraudulent" approach to getting Americans vaccinated, saying the administration is trying to demonize those who are hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. On "The Brian Kilmeade Show," Domenech said most people who have not been vaccinated have thought through their decision and have taken the issue seriously. DESANTIS THREATENS TO SUE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION OVER VACCINE MANDATEBEN DOMENECH: That's the whole thing that is so fraudulent about the way that the Biden administration has approached this. But Americans actually are able to look and see what's really going on around them. They could see the truth with their own eyes, and it's impossible to get away with this kind of demonization.
RNC targets McAuliffe for controversial remarks regarding children’s education as governor’s race heats up
The video released on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat depicts a mother watching the news while updates relating to gender identity and critical race theory in schools are announced. Republicans know parents do," the ad states. "I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision," McAuliffe said. "Democrats want to control our children’s education and silence parents who have an opinion," RNC Chairman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to Fox News. "The American people know the truth – parents, not unions or bureaucrats, are best equipped to oversee their children’s education."
24 GOP AGs ask Supreme Court to uphold First Amendment rights of high school coach fired for praying on field
FIRST ON FOX: Two dozen Republican attorneys general are urging the Supreme Court to "uphold the constitutional rights" of a former high school football coach who was fired for praying on the field. HIGH SCHOOL COACH FIRED FOR PRAYING ON FIELD ASKS SUPREME COURT TO INTERVENE"Americans do not abandon their religious liberties at the door of their workplace," Brnovich said in a statement. The Supreme Court declined in 2019 to hear Kennedy's appeal after the Ninth Circuit rejected his case. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn order to hear a case, the Supreme Court typically just needs four justices to grant certiorari. Since the 2019 decision, the court has added another conservative justice in Amy Coney Barrett.
Betsy DeVos on 'America's Newsroom': McAuliffe, Dems 'totally out of touch' with parents
"Terry McAuliffe and other Democrats like him are totally out of touch with what is happening across the globe regarding education," DeVos told "America's Newsroom." When asked by Fox pollsters, "Do you believe parents should – or should not – be telling schools what to teach?" 57% of Virginia parents and 50% of likely voters told Fox News that parents should tell schools what to teach. Only 34% of parents, and 40% of likely voters, said parents "should not" tell schools what to teach. "Terry McAuliffe is just totally out of touch and I think this is going to be a deciding factor in the Virginia governor race," she said.
Kamala Harris ripped for ‘climate crisis’ messaging after Air Force Two jaunt
In a video tweeted Monday afternoon, Harris was seen exiting a large black SUV before walking towards Air Force Two on the tarmac in Los Angeles. When in Nevada, Harris further praised the administration’s agenda, noting how investments in cleaner energy and electric vehicles will help tackle the crisis. “On the issue of climate, well, the Build Back Better agenda will help us tackle the climate crisis with investments in clean energy and electric vehicles, and so we can reduce emissions. Its sister aircraft, Air Force One, is one of the most recognizable symbols of the executive office. Kamala Harris’ mixed messaging comes one month ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow.
Alex Murdaugh denied bond after allegations of misappropriated funds
Embattled South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was denied bond Tuesday as he faces charges for allegedly pocketing settlement money meant for his late housekeeper’s children. Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before his release could be up for consideration. WYFF News 4Alex Murdaugh attends a bond hearing in the Richland Judicial Center in Columbia, South Carolina, on October 19, 2021. AP Photo/Lewis M. Levine, PoolPeople watch during a bond hearing for Alex Murdaugh in the Richland Judicial Center on October 19, 2021. Alex Murdaugh is being charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses as well as stealing money from his family’s law firm.
Education, Trump in the spotlight in tight Virginia governor race with 2 weeks to Election Day
With just two weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, the gubernatorial showdown between former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin – a closely watched statewide race with likely national implications - remains a razor-tight margin of error face-off. "Virginia parents have a right to make decisions on their children’s education. That’s the Virginia I grew up in," Youngkin says in his campaign ad that’s currently heavily in rotation across the state. McAuliffe broke with that tradition in 2013 with his election as governor in the year after Obama was reelected.
Over 60K police, law enforcement officers assaulted in 2020, up by 4,000+ from year before, FBI says
More than 60,000 police and law enforcement officers were assaulted on the job in 2020 – up by more than 4,000 from the prior year, recent FBI statistics show. The total number of officers assaulted jumped by 4,071 from 2019, when 56,034 line-of-duty assaults were reported, the FBI said. All but three of the nine months in 2021 saw higher felonious law enforcement deaths than the same month in 2020. According to the FBI, 59 law enforcement officers have been mortally wounded this year as of Oct. 12, with 23 falling victim to unprovoked attacks. In a statement provided to Fox News on Tuesday, Patrick Yoes, national president of the Fraternal Order of Police, attributed the uptick in violence against law enforcement officers to "lingering animosity toward law enforcement officers, overheated political rhetoric, and a decline in respect for law and order."
British mother drives SUV into climate protesters blocking road: 'I'm not joking'
A tense video has emerged appearing to show a British woman driving into a pair of climate protesters after pleading with them to stop blocking a road because her 11-year-old son "needs to get to school." It begins with a black SUV pulling up to demonstrators sitting on a road in Grays, east of London. "I’m not joking my son needs to get to school... move out the way, now!" The woman then gets back into the car and starts driving forward, prompting one of the protesters to shout "Ow! Every year vast amounts of precious energy are wasted in heating and, increasingly, cooling our buildings."
Biden CBP pick Chris Magnus faced claims he discriminated against Black officers, made racist jokes
President Biden's pick to lead Customs and Border Protection (CBP) once faced allegations that he had discriminated against Black officers and made racist jokes at work – claims that were ultimately rejected by a jury and described by the nominee as "entirely bogus." IMMIGRATION HAWKS SAY BIDEN'S CBP PICK HAS ‘DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS’ RECORD OPPOSING ENFORCEMENTA 2007 lawsuit filed by seven Black cops in Richmond, California, where Magnus was then police chief, alleged that officers were blocked from advancing and that Magnus made racist jokes. The jury sided with the police department and Magnus denied the claims against him. Two years later after the lawsuit was rejected, in 2014, Magnus drew controversy when he was pictured with a Black Lives Matter sign. On Tuesday, Magnus described the images as "troubling" while saying that conclusions should not be drawn until the investigation is complete.
'Squad' member Cori Bush's jewelry, dresses from constituents raise ethic 'red flags,' watchdog says
Rep. Cori Bush's outpouring of gifts from constituents, including jewelry and dresses, raises "red flags" with ethics rules, a watchdog told Fox News. In a recent profile in Harpers Bazaar magazine, titled the "Might of Cori Bush," Bush's father said the Missouri Democrat regularly receives gifts from grateful constituents so she can "look her best" in Washington. But a watchdog told Fox News that this scenario is problematic since ethics rules strictly prohibit House members from taking gifts valued at more than $50. "When a member receives benefits or items free of charge based upon their position, it raises red flags." Bush's office told Fox News that she appreciates the generous support from residents in her district and consults with the ethics committee.
AOC, Omar and Bush spent nearly $100K on private security last quarter, despite defund police rhetoric
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and other members of the far-left " Squad " collectively spent nearly $100,000 on private security in the third financial quarter despite promoting the defund the police movement, according to FEC records reviewed by Fox News. Ocasio-Cortez's campaign spent over $10,000 on private policing with Cest Bond Collective, Three Bridges NY LLC and Tullis World Wide Protection, eclipsing Rep. Ayanna Pressley's, D-Mass., personal security bill of almost $4,000 with Ware Security Consultants Inc., FEC records show. Both Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley are dwarfed in their security spending, though, by Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Cori Bush, D-Mo. Omar’s FEC records revealed the defund law enforcement advocate has spent over $22,000 on private security with Aegis Logistics LLC and Lloyd Security Services while Bush took the cake by throwing down another $65,000 on private security. Bush’s campaign spent $64,141.26 on private security between the beginning of July and late September, the Federal Election Commission records show.
FBI swarms DC home of Russian billionaire with ties to Putin
The FBI confirmed law enforcement activity at the home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska on Tuesday in the nation’s capital. The FBI told Fox News that there was "court-authorized" law enforcement activity at Deripaska’s home in Washington, D.C. A photo circulating on social media shows Deripaska's home surrounded by yellow tape, with an FBI agent standing at the end of the driveway. Deripaska, a billionaire energy tycoon, has ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. SANCTIONS AGAINST 3 RUSSIAN COMPANIES LINKED TO OLEG DERIPASKA LIFTED BY US"The Russian government operates for the disproportionate benefit of oligarchs and government elites," then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement at the time.
Rashida Tlaib says she's only wearing a mask because of a 'Republican tracker' near her
" Squad " member Rep. Rashida Tlaib , D-Mich., was caught on camera saying she was only wearing a mask because she was being tailed by a "Republican tracker." RASHIDA TLAIB SPOTTED DANCING MASKLESS AT LARGE INDOOR GATHERING IN CDC ‘ORANGE’ ZONE"Oh, no, oh, not you!" "No, no, no – I'm just wearing it because I've got a Republican tracker here." Tlaib also pointed at the tracker filming the pair’s exchange in the video first reported by the Washington Free Beacon . In response to the Republican lawmaker's video, Tlaib posted a map of Kentucky showing many of the state's counties in the elevated CDC risk categories.
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Boston City Council candidate slammed over ‘full-blown racist’ campaign flyer
If you’re in Boston and live in District 6, vote for Kendra Hicks,” one resident wrote on Twitter, referring to Tamer’s opponent. “As if the baseless fear-mongering and falsehoods here weren’t bad enough, they had to darken Kendra Hicks’ skin tone in the photo. Tamer’s campaign addressed the controversy on Twitter Monday. “The Tamer Campaign, which abhors all forms of racism, sent out a mailer citing clear policy differences between Mary and her opponent, Kendra Hicks,” Tamer’s account tweeted. Boston City Council candidate Mary Tamer is being slammed for putting her black opponent in grayscale on a campaign flyer.
Jayapal vows infrastructure, reconciliation bills will pass following talks
Leader of the House Progressive Caucus Pramila Jayapal vowed this week that both the bipartisan infrastructure package and the massive, hotly debated reconciliation bill, otherwise known as the “human infrastructure” package, will pass in Congress — but stopped short of providing a timeline. The ongoing negotiations have delayed the passage of the infrastructure bill, causing frustration on both sides of the aisle. However, Jayapal, who has been leading the charge for the progressives, promised both pieces of legislation will pass. Progressive in turn have used the infrastructure package as leverage to pass the massive spending bill first. Biden made clear earlier this month that the infrastructure bill will not move without the larger measure.
Southwest nixes putting unvaccinated exemption staff on unpaid leave
Southwest Airlines has nixed its plan to put unvaccinated workers seeking religious or medical exemption on unpaid leave starting in December if their requests haven’t been approved yet. Employees will be given until Nov. 24 to complete their vaccination regimen or apply for an exemption. If employees’ exemption requests are denied, they can reapply if they have “new information or circumstances it would like the Company to consider,” according to the memo. Southwest employees have until Nov. 24 to complete their vaccination regimen or apply for an exemption. A union for the airline’s 9,000 pilots has asked a federal court to block the airline’s vaccination mandate.
North Korea launches ballistic missiles into waters off Japan
The demonstration came as the US special envoy to North Korea, Sung Kim, is expected to meet in Washington with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea this week to discuss restarting stalled negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. According to Japanese officials, the North Korea missile tests have forced Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to return to Tokyo. South Korean army K-9 self-propelled howitzers move in Paju, near the border with North Korea, as tensions mount even higher after North Korea test-fired another rocket. AP Photo/Ahn Young-joonHe said North Korea “cannot politically afford to appear to fall behind in a regional arms race” with South Korea. Japan lodged a “strong protest” to North Korea through the “usual channels” — their embassies in Beijing — because Japan and North Korea do not have diplomatic ties, said Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki.
City workers slam Health Department for unsafe return-to-work policies
About 1,000 New York City Health Department employees have signed a letter blasting the agency’s return-to-office guidelines, accusing it of failing to communicate internal COVID-19 cases and not following a “science-informed” approach, including masking and social distancing. “It’s a huge contradiction because we’re the Health Department,” one agency worker told The Post. The exasperated agency workers also want to know why the commissioner didn’t question the mayor’s decision to force all 300,000 city workers back to their desks full-time starting Sept. 13 if it isn’t safe. The Health Department has led the city’s response to the pandemic that’s sickened over 1 million New Yorkers and killed nearly 35,000 residents. “Staff feel disrespected and diminished, and deserve the dignity of transparency and direct answers and are not getting them from agency leaders,” one of the DOH workers told The Post.
Trump Sues Congress as Jan. 6 Subpoena Battle Heats Up
Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump filing a lawsuit against the January 6th commission, the passing of Colin Powell and Meghan McCain revealing why she quit ‘The View’ in new book. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Nebraska congressman expects indictment over allegedly lying to FBI
Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry said Tuesday he expects the federal government to indict him for allegedly lying about illegal campaign funds he received in 2016. In a video released by the congressman, Fortenberry explained he illegally received funds from a foreign national but said at the time he was unaware of the transaction. FBI JOINS INVESTIGATION INTO ORANGE COUNTY OIL SPILL AS LA-AREA CRISES MOUNTBut the nine-term congressman is now being accused of lying to the FBI after agents investigating the matter approached him at his Lincoln home in 2019. Prosecutors in California have charged Fortenberry with lying to federal agents. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIf convicted, Fortenberry could face up to five years in prison for making a false statement to the FBI.
California mom on walkout over school vaccine mandate: The governor is 'overreaching'
Mother of three, Lindsay Bingham, sat down with "Fox & Friends" Tuesday and defended her decision to support her children walking out of school to oppose the state's COVID vaccine mandate. NEWSOM ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA FIRST STATE TO REQUIRE COVID VACCINATIONS FOR K-12 STUDENTSCalifornia became the first state to mandate vaccinations or coronavirus testing for eligible children to attend in-person classes at public and private schools after Gov. "They (students) fear retaliation or they feel a sense of dedication to their teachers" Bingham added. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNewsom's plan would require students older than 12 to receive the coronavirus vaccine in order to be able to attend class. This step would add the COVID-19 vaccine to the required list of childhood vaccinations required to attend school.
NYC declares racism a public health crisis citing COVID
New York City officially declared racism a public health crisis in the city. "We must confront racism as a public health crisis. CHICAGO MAYOR DECLARES RACISM A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISISThe resolution calls on health officials to help address racism in their own policies, including implementing policies for "a racially just recovery from COVID-19, as well as other actions to address this public health crisis in the short and long term." Other cities have also declared racism a public health crisis in recent months. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared racism a public health emergency in June.
Education, Trump in the spotlight in tight Virginia governor race with 2 weeks to Election Day
With just two weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, the gubernatorial showdown between former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin – a closely watched statewide race with likely national implications - remains a razor-tight margin of error face-off. "Virginia parents have a right to make decisions on their children’s education. That’s the Virginia I grew up in," Youngkin says in his campaign ad that’s currently heavily in rotation across the state. McAuliffe broke with that tradition in 2013 with his election as governor in the year after Obama was reelected.
Rachel Levine sworn in as first openly transgender four-star admiral
U.S. Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine became the first openly transgender four-star officer in the uniformed services on Tuesday after she was sworn in as the first female four-star admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that Levine was ceremonially sworn in as a four-star admiral, making her the highest ranking official in the commissioned corps and leading 6,000 Public Health Service officers. PATTY MURRAY ACCUSES RAND PAUL OF 'HARMFUL MISREPRESENTATIONS' FOR GRILLING RACHEL LEVINE ON CHILD GENDER SURGERIESThe former Pennsylvania health secretary became the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender official in March after being nominated by President Biden. "May this appointment be the first of many like it as we create a more inclusive future." HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra called Levine a "cherished and critical partner in our work to build a healthier America."
Hinson calls for Mayorkas resignation, cites ‘dangerous void’ in leadership on border crisis
FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, is calling for Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign over the mass release of migrants into the United States -- citing what she calls a "dangerous void" in leadership from the Biden administration. "Secretary Mayorkas has lied repeatedly to Congress and to the American people about the crisis at the border and has time and again put politics over border security," Hinson said in a statement obtained by Fox News. "It took Secretary Mayorkas five months to spin up a response, and even then, D.C. bureaucrats refused to answer my basic questions about who was being let into the U.S. and why," she said. "Secretary Mayorkas has failed in his duties as Homeland Security Secretary and should tender his resignation," she says. "This is not a call I make lightly, but we are out of time, and there is a dangerous void in leadership from this Administration at the border."
Washington Post crushed for piece calling on American consumers to lower expectations: 'Joe Biden's America'
The Washington Post was ripped Tuesday after publishing a piece calling on "spoiled" Americans to stop ranting about short-staffed businesses and supply chain issues, and instead lower their expectations in the hope that things will get straightened out. "American consumers, their expectations pampered and catered to for decades, are not accustomed to inconvenience." Eventually the supply chain will get straightened out," Maynard wrote. BUTTIGIEG UNDER FIRE FOR CLAIMING SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS IS DUE TO BIDEN GUIDING COUNTRY OUT OF RECESSION"Good news: it’s the 1980s again. BUTTIGIEG SAYS SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS ‘WILL CONTINUE INTO NEXT YEAR’A number of Republican organizations and members of Congress also blasted the piece, placing blame on President Joe Biden.
Procter & Gamble warns of price increase on staple consumer products
Now, P&G expects to shell out $2.1 billion more for its fiscal year ending June 2022 on transportation and raw materials, including pulp for its paper products. “We do not anticipate any easing of costs,” P&G chief financial officer Andre Schulten told The Wall Street Journal. “We continue to see increases week after week, though at a slower pace.”P&G oral care products such as toothbrushes are expected to cost more amid recent inflation. picture alliance via Getty ImageThe top performing segment in its most recent quarter was healthcare goods products, which grew by 7 percent and includes such products as Pepto Bismol, Vicks and ZzzQuil. Oral care goods were among the products Procter & Gamble says will cost consumers more.
Berkeley scientist resigns over refusal to invite ‘canceled’ geophysicist
A top Berkeley physicist has abruptly resigned after claiming his colleagues refused to invite a geophysicist to deliver a lecture nixed by a rival school amid backlash over that scientist’s views on merit-based college admissions. David Romps said Monday he was stepping down as director of the Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center (BASC) after claiming his faculty had refused his request to invite Dorian Abbot to speak on Berkeley’s campus. David Romps stepped down from his director position at Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center (BASC). It wasn’t immediately clear if Romps was resigning from Berkeley altogether, or his role as director of BASC. Dorian Abbot was supposed to speak to an MIT geology class, however the school received backlash over his political views.
New York Times guest essay attacks Parler over move to Nashville: 'My blue city isn't turning red'
A New York Times guest essay published Monday expressed disapproval with social media platform Parler's decision to move its headquarters from Nevada to Nashville, Tenn., declaring the "blue city" would never turn red despite the site's appeal to conservative users. "That fact should tell you all you need to know about the relationship between this city and our state government. "The very last thing this city needs is to become the headquarters of a social media site favored by the right-wingers who are most poisoned by lies and hatred and fear." "You may think that Nashville is just the biggest city in a very red state, Mr. Farmer, but it’s a lot more than that. And if you come here, you’ll find that we are fighting what Parler actually stands for with all we’ve got."
Professor blames left-wing 'outrage mob' for cancellation of MIT lecture on climate science
"When she heard about what was happening on campus when I first told her she said ‘it sounds like what my mother told me about Soviet times,’" Abbot said. Yet, Abbot asserts that these statements had nothing to do with the speech he was set to give at MIT. Instead, he was set to focus on climate science and the possibility of life on other planets during the John Carlson Lecture. According to the MIT Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences website, "The John Carlson Lecture communicates exciting new results in climate science to the general public." "I am a professor who just had a prestigious public science lecture at MIT cancelled because of an outrage mob on Twitter,' Abbot wrote.
In Denver suburbs, parents grapple with equity platform, school board politics
This is the first in a two-part series on school board politics in Denver suburbs. Douglas County, Colorado, parents told Fox News that school board politics forced them to mobilize for the future of their children’s education. The equity policy will not change the curriculum to include critical race theory, the Douglas County School District states. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Douglas County School Board cannot change the world," Gilstrap added. Douglas County School District superintendent Corey Wise refused multiple interview requests from Fox News.
Karl Rove: Democrats' lack of enthusiasm in VA race is ‘really problematic’ for McAuliffe
Fox News contributor Karl Rove said Tuesday on "America's Newsroom" that Democratic enthusiasm for the Virginia gubernatorial race is "really problematic" for Former VA Governor and current Democratic candidate, Terry McAuliffe, citing low early voting turnout. YOUNGKIN CAMPAIGN AD USES MCAULIFFE'S WORDS TO SHOWCASE HIS STANCE AGAINST PARENTS INFLUENCING SCHOOLSKARL ROVE: The Democrats have a problem here. The Democrats need to have the turnout be in the early voting roughly 52, 53, 54% of what it was in November of 2020, and instead, it’s running at about 30%. And in the four early vote locations in Norfolk, 396 people showed up to vote that day. So the Democrat enthusiasm here is really, really problematic.
Rep. Gallagher: This should be Biden's 'Sputnik moment' on China aggression
Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., slammed the Biden administration saying, "this should be our Sputnik moment" after China reportedly tested a hypersonic missile with nuclear capabilities. Gallagher discussed the issue on "Fox & Friends First" on Tuesday warning the United States will quickly fall behind Chinese defense advancements if the Biden administration does not change its course. "We really need a wake-up call, this should be our Sputnik moment," Gallagher warned. "But I hate to say it, Secretary Austin and the Biden administration are trying to cut defense. The GOP representative also noted his concern surrounding China's ability to infiltrate and "profit off of" American technology, and what that could mean for the future.
Kevin McCarthy predicts more Democrats retiring ahead of 2022
“Once you get past Thanksgiving and members go home, and they’re Democrats and they’ve been challenged before and they’re going to get beat up, Congress is not that great,” the Republican from California told Fox News. McCarthy’s prediction comes as two long-serving Democrats in the House, Reps. David Price (D-NC) and Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) A total of seven House Democrats have announced plans not to run again in 2022, with five others seeking other offices. McCarthy has since pointed to that moment as “the bellwether.”Wisconsin Rep. Ron Kind announced his retirement from his very competitive district. Amid the Democratic retirements, there are nine House Republicans who are not seeking another term in 2022.
Sporty 2022 Honda Civic Si revealed with this old-school feature
Honda has revealed that the 2022 Civic Si will only be available with a six-speed manual transmission that highlights its sporty nature, as was the case with the previous generation. The front-wheel-drive four-door is based on the all-new Civic and comes with a 200 hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine, performance-tuned suspension and redesigned bodywork that increases downforce for added stability at high speeds. The Civic Si also gets a set of unique deep bucket seats to better hold the driver and passenger in place, plus unique interior trim with red stitching and dashboard highlights. Pricing for the 2022 Civic Si will be released closer to when it goes on sale later this year, but the 2020 model started at $25,930. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHonda is also preparing the even higher performance Civic Type-R which will likely have over 300 hp and will be offered with an optional automatic transmission.
Leading physicist resigns in protest after speaker invite request denied over George Floyd riot comments
He resigned Monday after Berkeley rejected his request to invite Dorian Abbot to speak on campus, according to his Twitter thread. Abbot was slated to deliver the tenth annual John Carlson Lecture at MIT this month regarding " new results in climate science ." Romps then pushed for Abbot to speak at Berkeley and was denied, he said on Twitter. "Last month, the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences @eapsMIT canceled a science lecture because of the invited scientist's political views. Though MIT and Berkeley denied hosting Abbot, Princeton will welcome him to a virtual lecture that is anticipating thousands of attendees.
Haley's Stand for America drops ad blasting McAuliffe for saying parents shouldn't tell schools what to teach
Stand for America, Haley’s issue advocacy group, is launching a new ad campaign taking aim at McAuliffe for his stance on parental involvement in education. NIKKI HALEY HITS THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL WITH VIRGINIA GUBERNATORIAL HOPEFUL GLENN YOUNGKINAdditionally, the ad quotes McAuliffe from the second Virginia gubernatorial debate last month where he said he does not "think parents should be telling schools what they should teach." "Now, schools want to teach your kids hate-filled ideas and Terry McAuliffe wants you to disappear," the ad exclusively obtained by Fox News says. "Tell Terry McAuliffe he’s wrong on education," it continues. "Union bosses and liberal activists think they know what's best for students in Virginia," Haley told Fox News in a Monday statement.
US special envoy for Afghanistan steps down after withdrawal
The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down following the chaotic American withdrawal from the country, the State Department said Monday. Zalmay Khalilzad will leave the post this week after more than three years on the job under both the Trump and Biden administrations. STATE DEPARTMENT IG TO PROBE BIDEN ADMIN’S CHAOTIC AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWALKhalilzad had initially planned to leave the job in May after Biden’s announcement that the U.S. withdrawal would be completed before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in September. The agreement with the Taliban served as the template for the Biden administration's withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan, which many believe was conducted too hastily and without enough planning. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHowever, the U.S. will not be sending a representative to a Russia-hosted conference on Afghanistan this week, the State Department said.
Paris Hilton calls on Joe Biden, Congress to take action against the 'troubled teen industry'
Paris Hilton is calling on President Joe Biden and Congress to take action against the "troubled teen industry." PARIS HILTON SAYS SHE STILL HAS 'NIGHTMARES' ABOUT HER PASTHilton outlined the abuse she personally suffered at four different facilities she went to as a kid. As a result, she noted that the only recourse is to have the "troubled teen industry" looked at on a federal level. "Congress and President Biden need to enact a basic federal ‘bill of rights’ for youths in congregate care. Those in power have an obligation to protect the powerless," Hilton wrote.
Cruz introduces bill to bring immigrant processing centers 'where Democrat elites host their cocktail parties'
FIRST ON FOX: Senator Ted Cruz , R-Texas, introduced a bill to bring processing centers for illegal immigrants to where the "Democrat elites host their cocktail parties." "My Democrat colleagues have hosted hearing after hearing on amnesty and federalizing elections while completely ignoring the crisis at our southern border," Cruz said in the release. Biden has all but abandoned our border patrol agents and processing facilities, and left Texas communities to fend for themselves." Cruz has been a vocal critic of the Biden administration’s handling of the crisis at the southern border. "Come down to the Biden cages now, which are bigger and more full."
Leo Terrell: If McAuliffe loses Virginia election, Democrats are in trouble in midterms
Fox News contributor Leo Terrell said Tuesday that if Democrat Terry McAuliffe loses the Virginia gubernatorial election to Republican Glenn Youngkin, then the Democrats will lose the midterms in 2022. MCCARTHY PREDICTS MORE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC RETIREMENTS TO COME AHEAD OF 2022 MIDTERMSLEO TERRELL: Well I’ll tell you right now, look Biden won Virginia by 10 points. Also, there are Black Republicans who are voting for Youngkin. There are Black Democrats voting for Youngkin. If they lose Virginia you can tell the Democratic Party that they’re gonna lose the midterms in 2022.
Ted Cruz on border crisis: Biden’s cages ‘bigger,’ ‘more full’ than ever
Blasting the Biden administration for their handling of the border crisis, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told "America’s Newsroom" on Tuesday that cages intended for migrant kids are "bigger" and "more full" than ever before. ABBOTT ARGUES BIDEN 'COMPLETELY ABANDONED' EVERYONE WHO LIVES ON THE BORDERTED CRUZ: Their entire political strategy is based on secrecy. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris caused this. Their entire strategy is: ignore it - and they are counting on the corrupt corporate media to ignore it. Every Democrat for 4 years said ‘kids in cages, kids in cages.’ The Biden cages are bigger and are more full than we’ve ever had in this country and not a single Democrat cares.
Biden border nominee faces Senate confirmation hearing amid migrant crisis, pressure on agents
President Biden’s pick to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Chris Magnus, will sit for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning, in the midst of a border crisis that has included a surge of tens of thousands of migrants crossing the southern border since September. BIDEN'S CBP NOMINEE DEFENDED SANCTUARY CITIES, CRITICIZED POLICE WORKING WITH IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIESAdditionally, under Magnus’s leadership, the Tucson Police Department withdrew from a federal border security grant program. Daines said that while his state is nowhere near the southern border, it still is impacted by loose borders. He said that drugs have been "flooding across the southern border" and then moving up north to Montana. A source told the newspaper that children have been transported from there to areas throughout New York City and parts of Connecticut.
Greta Thunberg ‘Rickrolls’ climate concert with crazy dance moves in Sweden
“This is not about some expensive, politically correct green act of bunny hugging, or blah, blah, blah. Build Back Better, blah, blah, blah,” she said of Biden’s $3.5 trillion post-COVID plan. “Green economy, blah, blah, blah. Net-zero by 2050, blah, blah, blah. Climate-neutral, blah, blah, blah.”
Backlog at California ports hits new record as holidays approach
The backlog of ships waiting to enter California’s two largest ports has hit a fresh record as labor shortages continue to roil the global supply chain and threaten holiday gift giving. At least four container ships arrived more than a month ago, but have been held at anchor waiting to enter the ports and offload their cargo, the group added. AFP via Getty ImagesA shipping port awaiting vessels in California. The Port of LA is also prioritizing auto parts so that carmakers can boost the supply of new cars, Seroka said. The snarled supply chain has helped send prices of goods up across the board, putting a burden on American consumers.
Johnson & Johnson made $502M from COVID vaccine in third quarter
Still, Johnson & Johnson reiterated its full-year COVID-19 vaccine sales outlook of $2.5 billion, meaning the company will need a blockbuster fourth-quarter vaccine sprint to meet its own expectations. While Johnson & Johnson saw a substantial increase in quarter-over-quarter COVID-19 vaccine sales, the company’s vaccine rollout is paltry compared with its peers. In total, Johnson & Johnson reported quarterly revenue of $23.34, falling short of analyst expectations, though earnings per share beat expectations. Johnson & Johnson could see a boon to its COVID-19 vaccine revenue in the fourth quarter with the potential authorization of its booster shot. In a press release, outgoing CEO Alex Gorsky said, “Our third-quarter results demonstrate solid performance across Johnson & Johnson, driven by robust above-market results in Pharmaceuticals, ongoing recovery in Medical Devices, and strong growth in Consumer Health.”
CNN's Brian Stelter avoids Dr. Sanjay Gupta's explosive Joe Rogan interview on 'Reliable Sources' media show
CNN's left-wing media guru Brian Stelter turned a blind eye to his colleague Dr. Sanjay Gupta's interview with Joe Rogan after his network praised its chief medical correspondent for daring to appear on the popular podcast. One of the biggest media stories of the week emerged from Wednesday's installment of "The Joe Rogan Experience" when the host grilled Gupta on CNN's characterization of his use of ivermectin during his recovery from COVID, repeatedly calling it "horse dewormer." Many of Stelter's colleagues praised Gupta for entering the "lion's den," with one CNN anchor even calling him a "prince." However, CNN's own media expert had nothing to say on the subject on Sunday's installment of "Reliable Sources," which frequently ignores negative storylines for liberal outlets. Stelter only acknowledged the controversy after Scully admitted he lied about the hack.
Callista and Newt Gingrich: Gen. Colin Powell – soldier, statesman, patriot and role model for all Americans
As a four-star general, secretary of state and national security adviser, Powell wandered around town as a normal citizen. Gen. Powell retired as the most widely respected American military leader since Gens. Gen. Powell retired as the most widely respected American military leader since Gens. Gen. Powell then became secretary of state (he was the first African American secretary of state). There is no question that Secretary Powell believed the accusation.
Meghan McCain irks liberals by appearing on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’
Meghan McCain spent years irking liberals as the token conservative on "The View," but managed to continue bothering the left on Sunday simply by showing up on NBC’s "Meet the Press." Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien responded to video of Todd welcoming McCain to the program with a tweet that scolded "Meet the Press" for offering her a platform. And yet, Meet the Press fails by allowing her to lie on their air," O’Brien tweeted. Author James Surowiecki added, "I know Meet the Press isn’t hallowed ground, but what has Meghan McCain ever done to deserve a spot on a panel talking about the politics of Biden’s infrastructure plan?" MEGHAN MCCAIN HITS DEMOCRATS FOR 'DISTASTE AND OUTWARD HOSTILITY' TOWARD MODERATESDuring the appearance, McCain criticized Democrats for isolating moderates in the party, most recently in the fight over President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda.
Oregon vaccine mandate: Federal judge denies last-minute bid to stop order
A federal judge on Monday denied a last-minute bid by more than three dozen state employees, health care providers and school staff to temporarily stop the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate. U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon rejected their motion for a temporary restraining order, marking the first federal judge’s ruling after several state court decisions thwarting similar efforts to block Oregon Gov. At least 10 vaccine mandate challenges have been filed in state and federal court since September. The judge found the plaintiffs failed to show they will be irreparably harmed by the vaccine mandate. Simon noted the vaccine mandate offers state employees choices: either get the vaccine, apply for a religious or medical exception or find a job elsewhere, including out of state.
Portland sets new homicide record, use traffic barrels to combat drive-by shootings
The Pacific Northwest city is now implementing novel solutions aimed at improving safety, including adding traffic barrels to prevent drive-by shootings and suspending minor traffic stops so officers can focus on immediate threats. Police say many shootings are linked to gangs, fights and retaliation killings, but they are also affecting bystanders. There’s no way we can investigate thoroughly, and correctly, all these shootings," said Daryl Turner, executive director of Portland's police union. PORTLAND CITY COUNCIL ACCEPTS REPORTS DESCRIBING TEAR GAS USED BY OFFICERS AS ‘CHEMICAL WEAPONS’Besides staffing, Turner said the increase in violence is directly related to budget cuts. Earlier this month, additional traffic barrels were installed in a southeast Portland neighborhood that has been plagued by shootings — some of which were linked to high-speed drivers.
NY Post Editorial Board: Biden playing a deadly game using secret flights to move migrants
There’s a reason the Biden administration is using secret flights to small airports to move unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed the border. That’s why there are so many heartbreaking images of toddlers literally being dropped over the wall, abandoned in the wilderness. ABBOTT ARGUES BIDEN 'COMPLETELY ABANDONED' EVERYONE WHO LIVES ON THE BORDERThere were a staggering 18,958 encounters between the Border Patrol and unaccompanied children in July. You are also encouraging a terrible, dangerous pipeline; how many children will be assaulted or die trying to get here? But he’s also hiding it from the public in hopes of not paying a political price.
Getting into an Ivy League school takes much more than top grades and SAT scores
Christopher Rim, founder and CEO of Command Education, knows exactly what top-tier colleges are looking for. This is why Command Education, a boutique college consulting firm, offers an emotionally intelligent approach to getting students into their top school. Henry, a Senior Mentor at Command Education, and his colleagues working with a student in Southampton on developing his passion project. From there, Command Education helped him secure a graphic design volunteering opportunity for a nonprofit organization, and he also began learning basic graphic design software. Former Command Education clients report that this approach is enriching, entrepreneurial, and delivers long-term motivation for life.
Hochul leads Cuomo, James, Williams, de Blasio in potential primary for governor
In a head-to-head match-up, Hochul leads James with 47 percent backing to 31 percent with the rest undecided. But that poll, which excluded de Blasio, had Hochul in the lead, James in second, Cuomo third and Williams last. That said, Siena presented Democrats with three potential primary matchups and in each case, Hochul leads by double digits,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. James leads Hochul among black Democrats in all three scenarios, while Hochul is ahead by even larger margins with both white and Latino Democrats. Only 25 percent of primary voters had a favorable view of Bill de Blasio.
RNC Chairwoman McDaniel: Americans deserve answers about Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden – Joe Biden’s son, the one who is currently under investigation for tax evasion and money laundering – is now an "acclaimed artist." They’re doing this in the open because Hunter Biden has a history of getting away with things just like this. In October 2020, the New York Post reported that Hunter Biden had abandoned a laptop filled with scandalous, corruption-related emails at a computer repair shop. According to emails regarding that shared bank account, at one point, Joe Biden even owed Hunter money. Biden’s historic mismanagement of the American economy makes more sense when you consider that he was once in debt to Hunter Biden.
Seattle police officers face vaccine mandate deadline, as 'costly litigation' next-step for defunded force
SEATTLE BUSINESS OWNER FEARS VACCINE MANDATE WILL LENGTHEN 911 RESPONSE TIME: ‘I CAN’T GET HELP'"Police officers need to be able to make their own health decisions," Smith said. "Right now, coronavirus is the number one killer of on-duty police officers," Smith said. "In the Seattle Police Department, no one has been more wrongfully vilified than those police officers," Smith said. Durkan is not seeking re-election but both mayoral candidates said they support a vaccine mandate for police officers. "The voters of Seattle must decide they want to change the direction the city is going," Smith said.
McCarthy predicts more House Democratic retirements to come ahead of 2022 midterms
TWO MORE HOUSE DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE 2022 RETIREMENTSThat brings to seven the number of House Democrats retiring rather than running for reelection in 2022, with another five seeking statewide or other offices rather than bidding for another two years in the House. Republicans have history on their side – on average the party that wins the White House in a presidential election loses more than 25 House seats in the ensuing midterm election. But of the seven House Democratic retirements, four come from very competitive districts. Nine House Republicans are not seeking another term, with six of them running for statewide office. The last time the House flipped, amid a blue wave in the 2018 midterms, there were 23 GOP retirements compared to just 10 among House Democrats.
Illinois suburban police asked to help Chicago if needed amid possible city officer shortage: report
Illinois suburban police are being asked to volunteer and help Chicago in the event that possible city police officer shortages lead to critical situations, according to a report. Illinois State Police and Cook County Sheriff’s Office would be tasked with the patrol needs," the email read. "I will not send my personnel to Chicago unless an officer is under direct duress because I cannot support this slanted agenda," said Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain. "I also will not allow my deputies to be subjected to use of force in the City and be under the prosecutorial jurisdiction of the Cook County State’s Attorney." As of Monday, just under 65% of Chicago Police Department personnel reported their vaccination status through the city’s online portal, according to FOX 32 Chicago.
Help Wanted! Why Are So Many Americans Choosing Not To Work?
The September jobs report was expected to show an increase of hiring as coronavirus cases across the U.S. went down and federal unemployment benefits ended. Instead the report showed a second month straight of disappointing jobs growth among the labor market, with less than 200,000 jobs added. Not only are Americans not taking jobs, many are leaving them in what’s being called “The Great Resignation.” With the demand for workers across the nation at a historic high why aren’t people getting back to work or instead leaving their current jobs? Charles Payne, host of “Making Money with Charles Payne” on FOX Business, Charles Payne weighs in. After the U.S. District Court in Texas ordered the Biden administration to resume the Trump-era border policy called the Migrant Protection Protocols, the White House has announced it’s ready to restore this policy by November 2021.
Greg Gutfeld: The Media has problems finding real villains, so they make them up
Now over at CNN - in between pizzas, Brian Stelter fretted that her cover-up "contributes to a decline in trust in media." Just like the Hunter laptop story and Couric’s RBG tale -- the media, Dems and tech titans decided that Babbitt was not an appealing victim. It seems the media has problems finding real villains, so they have to make them up. But you see, it's the corruption of the media that leads to the corruption of elections. This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld's opening monologue on the October 18, 2021 edition of "Gutfeld!"
State Department's IG launching investigations into Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal
Here's what you need to know as you start your dayState Department IG to probe Biden admin's chaotic Afghanistan withdrawalThe State Department's inspector general is launching a series of investigations into the Biden administration's last diplomatic moves in Afghanistan. Diana Shaw, the acting inspector general at State, told Congress that her office was launching "several oversight projects" related to the end of the U.S. military and diplomatic missions in Afghanistan. "Two weeks before Election Day, Terry McAuliffe is struggling to save his campaign," Youngkin spokeswoman Macaulay Porter told Fox News. Youngkin is launching an ad showing footage of the seven times McAuliffe said he doesn't want parents determining what schools teach their children. Patel told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the former British agent, along with the FBI, "knew from jump" that the information in the ex-spy's dossier was unreliable.
Glenn Youngkin: Virginia has been 'ground zero' in parents standing up for their children
Glenn Youngkin, the Virginia gubernatorial candidate who is competing against Terry McAuliffe, has accused his Democrat rival of attempting to remove parents from their children’s education. And so tomorrow night, we’re bringing people together all over northern Virginia and we’re going to lay out a plan, Laura…and Virginia’s kids can’t wait any longer. They can’t wait any longer because Terry McAuliffe’s program that he specifically acknowledged that he believes that parents do not have the right to be engaged in their kid’s education. In fact, he wants the government to stand between parents and their children. They can’t wait until Jan. 15, Laura."
Meghan McCain blames hostile ‘View’ colleagues for her exit in emotional memoir
Meghan McCain is defiant, opinionated, determined, contrarian, won’t be pushed around—and wants you to know it. All this comes pouring out, in great gushes of words, in her forthcoming audio memoir "Bad Republican." WILLIAM SHATNER’S INSPIRING SPACEFLIGHT OVERSHADOWS EXPOSÉ OF BLUE ORIGIN’S CULTUREBut unlike in most journalistic and political memoirs, McCain is the toughest on herself. What will generate the gossipy headlines is McCain’s account of her searingly personal conflicts with Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg. For Meghan McCain, a conservative in a divided GOP within a liberal media culture, her entire media career feels like an away game.
Tucker Carlson: America has once again become segregated
At that time, much of the country was living under Jim Crow laws, but Colin Powell thrived regardless. Unlike other people in Washington, Colin Powell got where he was on merit, and that was inspiring to watch. Like almost everyone his age, Colin Powell was fully vaccinated against COVID, and yet, according to his family and doctors, Colin Powell died of COVID. America has once again become what it was when Colin Powell got his commission in the Army. This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson's opening commentary on the October 18, 2021 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
Newt Gingrich rips Biden's 'purely corrupt, stunningly dishonest' administration
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich blasted Biden's "incompetence" and his "big government socialism" represented through America Monday on "Hannity." WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES TO PUSH DEBUNKED ZERO-COST CLAIM ON BIDEN'S AGENDANEWT GINGRICH: This is a purely corrupt, stunningly dishonest administration with zero regard for the rule of law, and it's not going to last. I mean, you may be right about beyond Biden being three years from now, but the reckoning is going to come much faster than that because the American people are simply not going to put up with the level of pain and incompetence that this modern, big socialist, big government socialism represents. It's true on every level; city level, state level, federal level - they are producing a level of incompetence I don't think we've ever seen in America before. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW:
Sen. Lindsey Graham reacts to China missile test: ‘God help us all’
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Monday that China’s reported development of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile would be “the biggest game-changer in the last 40 years,” if true. “If they don’t stand down, we’re going to have to develop a capability to neutralize this and one-up China,” Graham added. You tell China, ‘Stand down or you will regret this.’ And did he say ‘Stand down’? He says we welcome competition. No, we do not welcome the Chinese Communist Party with a hypersonic missile that can hit the American homeland and neutralize all of our defenses.
North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan, Tokyo says
North Korea on Tuesday fired off a couple of ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan in its latest act of aggression in the region and just hours after the U.S. reaffirmed its offer to resume diplomacy on its weapons program. At least one missile was fired from near its Sinpo Naval Shipyard, where Pyongyang holds its submarines and equipment that can fire these submarine-launched ballistic missiles, Reuters reported, citing South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The launch comes as South Korean, Japanese and American intelligence officials are holding meetings in Seoul to discuss a way forward on the peninsula. GET THE FOX NEWS APPLast week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed powerful missiles developed to launch nuclear strikes on the U.S. mainland, as he vowed to build an "invincible" military to cope with what he called persistent U.S. hostility. The Associated Press contributed to this report
Hannity: Biden 'vilifying' police, medical professionals for not complying with vaccine mandates
What about the doctors and nurses, first responders, every single day, they worked in a petri dish of COVID," Hannity said. Biden of course is lying again," the "Hannity" host added. With Biden’s vaccine mandate, that’s about to get so much worse. Hannity said Biden is willfully rationing monoclonal antibody treatments for coronavirus, which have been proven effective according to officials like Florida Gov. "Now, Donald Trump was in office, the coverage on fake news CNN, three networks, MSDNC (sic), it could be apoplectic every single day.
Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP
SUPREME COURT SIGNALS QUICK RESOLUTION ON BIDEN CHALLENGE TO LANDMARK TEXAS ABORTION LAWHer organization filed the lawsuit along with several other minority rights groups in federal court in Texas. Texas has been routinely dragged into court for decades over voting maps, and in 2017, a federal court found that a Republican-drawn map was drawn to intentionally discriminate against minority voters. The maps that overhaul how Texas’ nearly 30 million residents are sorted into political districts — and who is elected to represent them — bookends a highly charged year in the state over voting rights. She said her legal team ensured the plan followed the Voting Rights Act. The Texas GOP control both chambers of the Legislature, giving them nearly complete control of the mapmaking process.
NYS Dem leader apologizes for KKK analogy in Buffalo mayor’s race
But Brown, a former co-chair of the state Democratic Party, is running as a write-in candidate. “I have to endorse David Duke? “Now, of course, India Walton is not in the same category, but it just leads you to that question – is it a must? India Walton is the Democratic candidate in the Buffalo mayor’s race, but current Mayor Byron Brown is running a write-in campaign. The Walton-Byron race is a microcosm of the schism in the Democratic Party between its left and moderate wings.
Trump lashes out at ‘Wacky’ Sen. Bill Cassidy over interview criticism
Former President Donald Trump blasted Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Monday after the lawmaker suggested Trump might not win the Republican nomination if he runs for president in 2024. ], and then voted to impeach your favorite President,” Trump began an emailed statement. Cassidy also won 63 of the Pelican State’s 64 parishes in 2020, while Trump won 54 parishes. “Now, Wacky Bill Cassidy can’t walk down the street in Louisiana, a State I won by almost 20 points,” Trump said in his email.
Christopher Steele ABC interview slammed by ex-Trump official: 'He's no James Bond'
A former Trump administration official told Fox News on Monday that ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele – who largely defended his controversial dossier of salacious allegations against Donald Trump in a recent ABC interview – is not the intrepid British spy he claims to be. "He's no James Bond," former Defense Department chief of staff Kash Patel told "Tucker Carlson Tonight," after the former spy did a sit-down with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos and implied there is still a potential that allegations in the dossier could still be borne out. When asked if a 'Trump 2024' bid would be a threat to national security, Steele replied in the affirmative. Patel told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the former British agent, along with the FBI, "knew from jump" that the information in the ex-spy's dossier was unreliable. "[Steele] is Inspector Gadget on Sudafed and now he's crying for the world to love him," he said.
Federal judge rules University of North Carolina can continue race-based admissions
A federal judge ruled that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can continue to use race-based admission practices, saying the school's policy did not discriminate against white and Asian American applicants. "As a whole, underrepresented minorities are admitted at lower rates than their white and Asian American counterparts." Briggs wrote that ignoring race in admissions decisions "misses important context to include obscuring racial barriers and obstacles that have been faced, overcome and are yet to be overcome" by minority students. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"This decision makes clear that the university’s holistic admissions approach is lawful," University of North Carolina spokesperson Beth Keith said in a statement to the New York Times. But Edward Blum, the founder of the Students for Fair Admissions, vowed to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court if necessary, saying his organization would "ask the justices to end these unfair and unconstitutional race-based admissions policies."
EPA unveils strategy to regulate toxic 'forever chemicals'
"We're going to use every tool in our toolbox to restrict human exposure to these toxic chemicals.'' Thousands of communities have detected PFAS chemicals in their water, and PFAS have been confirmed at nearly 400 military installations, according to the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy organization. "No one should have to worry about toxic forever chemicals in their tap water," said Scott Faber, the group's senior vice president. Officials expect a proposed rule on PFAS in drinking water by 2023, Regan said. "We're going to move as quickly as possible to set these safe drinking water limits,'' he said.
NYC’s murder surge is on the pols, not the pandemic — and they must act
Last year, many Wise People said, “Don’t worry.” Murder was up because of the pandemic, don’t you know. Once the murder level went up in the late ’60s early ’70s, it didn’t go back down for decades. That’s because the whole AOC thesis — that the pandemic drove people to crime, because they needed food — was bunk. Subway crime is a good barometer, as it is almost entirely stranger-on-stranger. Violent crime in the subways is still more than twice as high, per rider, as it was in 2019.
Fed Chair Powell sold millions in stocks days before October 2020 tank
The disclosure form indicates that Powell sold the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund shares on Oct. 1, 2020. Ten days earlier, a separate sale of shares from the same fund netted the Fed chair between $50,000 and $100,000. Powell has said that the Fed would change its ethics policies in the wake of the disclosures. Fox Business Network reported Monday that at least eight Republican senators have said they would vote to confirm Powell for a second term. The Federal Reserve did not respond to requests for comment about Powell’s transactions.
Biden playing a deadly game using secret flights to move migrants
There’s a reason the Biden administration is using secret flights to small airports to move unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed the border. There were a staggering 18,958 encounters between the Border Patrol and unaccompanied children in July. The Biden Administration has been allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the county instead of deporting them. Christopher SadowskiYou are also encouraging a terrible, dangerous pipeline; how many children will be assaulted or die trying to get here? Biden is trying to have it both ways: He can tell progressives that he’s let in the vast majority of migrants.
NBA's Jonathan Isaac calls out media's 'blatant miscarriage of information' about vaccine mandates
I understand our reactions as to immunity natural infection is robust and long-lasting," he said. It’s that for me there aren’t scientific legal or to me moral grounds for the vaccine mandate. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCain noted that Irving stands to lose as much as $15 million. "I think I would be doing the exact same thing that Kyrie is doing. To me that is a hill is he willing to die on," Isaac said.
Youngkin campaign ad uses McAuliffe's words to showcase his stance against parents influencing schools
FIRST ON FOX: The campaign of Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has clapped back after his Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe accused the Republican of "twisting" his words on education. "Two weeks before Election Day, Terry McAuliffe is struggling to save his campaign," Youngkin spokeswoman Macaulay Porter told Fox News. The ad, which the campaign exclusively provided to Fox News, uses footage of McAuliffe's own words to make his position clear. Earlier on Monday, the McAuliffe campaign released an ad claiming that the Republican had been "taking my words out of context" on the issue. A recent Fox News poll found that 57 percent of Virginia parents said that parents "should be telling schools what to teach."
Zillow shares fall after it pauses homebuying over labor and supply issues
Shares of Zillow Group hit over a year’s low on Monday after the online real estate firm said it would pause buying houses this year, as labor shortages and supply disruptions hamper timely sales of renovated properties. The company, through its Zillow Offers unit, buys homes from homeowners and performs light repairs on them, requiring the services of inspectors and contractors. Zillow shares fell as much as 11.4 percent to $93.54 in early trading, their lowest since September 2020. The US housing sector that earlier witnessed a boom has lost its momentum in recent months, hurt by a tight jobs market, supply chain issues and shortage of raw materials. Zillow, which operates the popular home valuation model Zestimates, said it would clear a backlog of properties on its platform.
GM CEO Barra talks competition with Tesla, planned rollout of electric vehicle portfolio
The electric vehicle space has become increasingly competitive among automakers and General Motors CEO Mary Barra assured that the company’s EV production is already well on its way on "The Claman Countdown". As Tesla brings lower-priced electric vehicles to market, Barra raised Elon Musk the proposition of turning out 30 EV models by 2025, including a crossover-type car priced around $30,000 and another undisclosed vehicle priced even lower. "We have a full portfolio planned as we roll out between now and 2025 and beyond," she announced. LUCID MOTORS CEO DECLARES ELECTRIC VEHICLE ‘TECHNOLOGY RACE’ AGAINST TESLA"So while others are just talking about making the investment, we’re well along," she said. Ticker Security Last Change Change % GM GENERAL MOTORS CO. 56.89 -1.11 -1.91% TSLA TESLA, INC. 870.11 +27.08 +3.21%"I’m really excited about the future product portfolio we’re launching."
Youngkin campaign ad uses McAuliffe's words to showcase his stance against parents influencing schools
Youngkin is launching an ad showing footage of the seven times McAuliffe said he doesn't want parents determining what schools teach their children. The ad, which the campaign exclusively provided to Fox News, uses footage of McAuliffe's own words to make his position clear. Earlier on Monday, the McAuliffe campaign released an ad claiming that the Republican had been "taking my words out of context" on the issue. "I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach." A recent Fox News poll found that 57 percent of Virginia parents said that parents "should be telling schools what to teach."
Trump defense official: China is on its way to replacing US as world superpower
"Part of the thing that had been frustrating in the preceding 15 years was this sort of threat inflation, this routine threat inflation you'd get, where members of Congress and the like would say, 'we're living in the most dangerous period.' Colby said that Americans are not internalizing the severity of the threat because they have grown "accustomed to being the only superpower. New episodes of " Tucker Carlson Today " are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday exclusively on Fox Nation. Join Fox Nation today to watch Tucker's full interview with Elbridge Colby and other high-profile guests. CLICK HERE TO GET FOX NATION
Will Cain: No one is answering consistently on the ‘authoritarian mandate’
Will Cain raised questions on "authoritarian" vaccine mandates that he warned would "drive the economy off the cliff" with many Americans losing their job. On Monday, the "Fox News Primetime" host demanded that Americans deserve "consistent" answers "before it's too late." FDA TO APPROVE ‘MIX AND MATCH’ APPROACH TO VACCINE BOOSTER SHOTS: REPORTWILL CAIN: Here are the facts, here's data. Here's what we know right now: the vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States are among the unvaccinated. In almost every study suggests the vaccine reduces severity and death from COVID.
Letting Christopher Steele repeat his lies on-air is propaganda, not journalism
“I stand by the work we did, the sources that we had and the professionalism which we applied to it,” British ex-spy Christopher Steele insists to a sympathetic George Stephanopoulos. Notably, Steele still claims the Michael Cohen trip to Prague, a key “collusion” moment, happened. Yet Cohen has always denied it, before and after turning against Trump, and has evidence he was elsewhere on the key dates. Fine: Steele says he’s “yet to be convinced” he’s wrong. Giving him airtime to repeat his debunked conspiracy theories without exposing them is rank political activism, not journalism.
De Blasio’s final days are proving disastrous for NYC schools
The 40-second message features Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter insisting schools are “safe and supportive environments” and “the classroom is a better place for your child this year.”Hmm. DOE reps told the City Council last week that attendance is normal. And the DOE is failing every kid who’s trying to figure out which high schools to apply to for next fall: It’s failed to hold the traditional fairs and to issue the guidebooks for the city’s 400-plus high schools and 700 specialty programs. Eighth-graders and their families are stuck clicking through a cumbersome online portal that requires searches for each school’s site. And Porter & Co. only just announced dates for the exam that governs admission to Stuyvesant and the other top high schools — in early December, weeks after the usual time.
Federal deficits are soaring — purely because of insane spending growth
Back in 2017, before the Trump tax cuts passed, the Congressional Budget Office projected that federal tax collections would total $4.011 trillion in Fiscal Year 2021, which just ended. But, the CBO reported Friday, Uncle Sam still ran a $2.8 trillion budget FY 2021 deficit — thanks entirely to massive new government spending. Again, revenues were $36 billion more than the CBO predicted before Trump’s tax cuts and the pandemic, too. But the deficit still hit record levels, purely because of soaring spending. Democrats have already given us soaring inflation, historic supply-chain bottlenecks and worker shortages — and they’re striving to offer more of the same.
The top issues for NYC’s next mayor ahead of the candidates’ first debate
When mayoral candidates Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa face off in their first debate Wednesday, the pair will confront issues ranging from soaring subway crime to the fate of the schools’ gifted-and-talented program. Here are the key issues the city’s next mayor will face upon taking office Jan. 1, 2022, and where Sliwa and Adams stand on them:1. His five-point plan to tackle subway crime includes flooding the system with 4,500 uniformed and 500 undercover NYPD officers. While Adams wants to close Rikers, he says he’d also focus on addressing root problems that lead to incarceration such as dyslexia. Sliwa wants to use property-tax reform to hire 3,000 more cops.
Trump grilled for over four hours in Tower protesters’ lawsuit
Former President Donald Trump was questioned Monday for over four hours in a video deposition in the lawsuit alleging that his staff assaulted protesters outside of Trump Tower in 2015, a lawyer on the case said. “We can report at this time that Donald John Trump sat for approximately four and half hours under oath and answered questions concerning the events that occurred outside of Trump Tower on September 3, 2015,” lawyer Benjamin Dictor said in a statement. Former President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan on October 17, 2021 in New York City. “When security tried to deescalate the situation, they were unfortunately met with taunts and violence from the plaintiffs themselves.”Donald Trump was questioned for over four hours. Trump’s testimony was delayed until now after he appealed Gonzalez’ decision seeking immunity as a sitting president.
NYPD cops facing discipline over BLM protests nearly doubles; dozens off the hook
But an unknown number of officers are off the hook after “unprecedented challenges” in identifying cops forced investigators to close the book on dozens of probes. Over the 17 months, 210 of those complaints were closed — with 43 being shut down “due to an inability to identify officers,” the agency said. The new charges bring the total to 65 officers who can be receive various punishments. “The APU is prepared to move forward with trials for the 37 officers who have received the highest level of disciplinary recommendations, as soon as the NYPD serves officers,” CCRB Chair Fred Davie said. The head of the Police Benevolent Association, the largest NYPD union, Patrick Lynch slammed the report as political.
Two senior House Democrats announce retirements
Democratic Reps Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) and David Price (D-N.C.) have announced they will not seek reelection on Monday after serving more than two decades in the House. The announcements come as House Democrats face a series of challenges in retaining control of the lower chamber of Congress. Price, 81, was first elected in 1986 and serves as the chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee and the House Democracy Partnership. Julia Wall/The News & Observer via APDoyle, 68, is a senior member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, serving as chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The retirement announcements come on the heels of House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) announcing he will not seek another term last week.
GOP Sen. Cassidy calls for yearly senility tests for aging US leaders
And I’m saying this as a doctor.”Many of the most prominent figures in Washington are at least septuagenarians — including President Biden, who will turn 79 next month. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is 81, as is Senate president pro tempore Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) — who is third in the line of presidential succession. Cassidy’s comments about the senility of older politicians comes a month before President Joe Biden turns 79. However, three current justices are over the age of 70: Stephen Breyer, 83; Clarence Thomas, 73; and Samuel Alito, 71. There have been calls for 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to step down due to his age.
NBC's Chuck Todd says 'burden' is on Biden, WH to resolve Dem infighting on spending: 'Take control of this!'
NBC News political director Chuck Todd railed against President Biden and White House amid the Democrat infighting over the two trillion-dollar spending bills being debated on Capitol Hill. "President Biden has to get more involved," Todd responded. Well, the White House ran the negotiations here." "At the end of the day, the power of the presidency is you're the leader of the party and you're also a convening entity. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"So the fact that we're still in this place where we're having this public back and forth about something that's not reality- at the end of the day, I think the burden's on the White House," Todd said.
Watters on Biden violating DC mask mandate: US is confused about COVID rules 'because he's confused'
Americans are confounded by the continually evolving coronavirus mitigation rules, laws and mandates because President Biden himself appears to be, Jesse Watters said Monday, after the the president was photographed violating D.C.'s mask mandate while at a upscale Italian restaurant over the weekend. Biden was pictured without a mask at Fiola Mare, eliciting reporters to question the White House press secretary about the apparent double standard. On "The Five", Watters said Biden's ignoring of Mayor Muriel Bowser's edict shows that average Americans aren't the only ones conflicted by varying mandates. He walks indoors to a D.C. restaurant with no mask, but does a zoom call by himself with a full mask on," he said. Co-host Richard Fowler commented on the varying mask mandates from municipality to municipality, pointing out that it is easy to find such mandates "misleading" because bordering towns may have vastly different rules.
Illinois man pleads guilty to funding Brooklyn residents’ trips to Syria to join ISIS, al-Nusra Front
An Uzbekistan-born Illinois man pleaded guilty Thursday to helping fund overseas trips for people joining the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front (ANF). Between 2014 and 2015, Khusanov encouraged individuals to travel to wage violent jihad, or holy war, according to court documents. Saidakhmetov was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in February 2015 while boarding a plane bound for Istanbul, Turkey – a common pitstop for foreign fighters on their way to joining ISIS in Syria. Also Monday, Thomas Osadzinski, a 22-year-old former Chicago college student, was convicted of attempting to provide material support to ISIS. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOsadzinski designed a computer code to help ISIS bypass programs designed to block the group’s propaganda, prosecutors said.
House GOP plans to attack Biden agenda as ‘welfare expansion’
Republican members of a House committee will launch a campaign next week attacking President Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending plan, condemning the legislation as “welfare expansion” and a job killer, according to a report. ??House Speaker Nancy Pelosi set an October 31 vote for the plan. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have pushed to lower the price tag of the bill to $2 trillion or less. ??The fate of the bipartisan $1.5 trillion infrastructure deal is also tied up in the larger spending bill. ??House progressives said they won’t vote on the measure until the Senate clears the $3.5 trillion package, leading to a congressional standoff.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 19, 2021
This latest disaster is another sign of progressive insanity similar to what is taking place in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Anthony ScroWhitestoneApparently, our new governor’s claims about policy changes in Albany were just the words of a typical politician. With more addicts shooting up and remaining untreated, more crimes will be committed against innocent people. So is shooting up heroin on the streets of New York just a low-class problem? Either lawmakers need to wake up to reality or the citizenry needs to vote based on their disappointment.
Biden’s brain drain and other commentary
“Whether Biden is a unifier or a divider is an open question,” but clearly “his election-year pledge to ‘unify’ Americans has not been fulfilled.” So, now: “Will Americans save themselves from a bitter, uncivil political divorce?”From the right: Biden’s Brain Drain“There is no surefire way to become competent at governing,” bemoans Spectator’s Grace Curley. “Powell had his flaws, but he cared deeply about his country, tackled its problems with great intellect, astute wisdom and relentless drive,” and spent decades in its service. “He wasn’t always right, and wasn’t always easy to agree with, but he was always easy to respect. He will be missed.”Iconoclast: Tweets Didn’t Kill David Amess“Nasty tweets, the alleged ‘coarsening’ of political debate, or the salty insults of one Angela Rayner are not responsible for the murder of David Amess,” thunders Spiked’s Tom Slater. But now “the widespread worker shortages of mid-summer have gotten worse.” Federal bonus unemployment payments ended, but new child-support checks and federally funded state jobless benefits have ramped up.
New Yorkers loved Colin Powell
NYers love for ColinColin Powell lived in Virginia but I loved his telling me: “New Yorkers are great. they holler out, ‘Hey, Colin.’” And: “If we lack money to fund this government’s needs, then the Statue of Liberty can go condo.” In ’03 a psychic predicted Colin would become VP in 2004. Because I’m the first black man to have this job.”She’s pressing the factsGreta Van Susteren, TV commentator, lawyer, Georgetown law grad, award-winning journalist on CNN, Fox, MSNBC. It’s all economic pressure today.”Greta Van Susteren is a TV commentator, lawyer, Georgetown law grad, and award-winning journalist. They keep building, building, keep raising, raising tuition whereupon students borrow, borrow and stay in debt their whole lives.
To please unions, Biden refuses to automate ports — fueling supply-chain woes
Last Wednesday, Biden announced a “game-changer,” saying the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would stay open more hours for a “90-day sprint” to Christmas. Truth is, most ports around the world operate 24/7. Cranes in automated ports operate at least twice as fast as cranes in outdated US ports. Longshoremen unions are preventing ports from being updated with automated equipment. Despite pushing for trillions in new spending, Biden’s choosing not to automate American ports.
With NY’s new needle law, Gotham is about to get a whole lot worse
The collapse of public order isn’t only on him: New York state also played a major role in the city’s destruction with a “bail reform” law — essentially, a “get-out-of-jail-free” card to repeat offenders — and other brainless measures. But now Albany has further added to the city’s problems with a law that will decriminalize open drug use, including letting addicts shoot up in public spaces and even share needles. Legalizing open use of drug paraphernalia enables those who prey upon addicts and does nothing to provide an exit ramp from drug dependency. It actually makes needle-sharing more likely, which will lead to more drug deaths from hepatitis and HIV. Instead, chaos and impunity for criminal behavior is what Hochul and the Legislature are giving us.
Moving the Jefferson statue from City Hall — and erasing history — is a big mistake
Unfortunately, Mayor Bill de Blasio has sought to have a statue of Thomas Jefferson booted from City Hall, where it has stood for 187 years, because America’s third president owned slaves. Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, lawyer, architect, musician, philosopher and Founding Father. The Thomas Jefferson statue will be removed from City Hall by the end of the year. Should we take the chapter about the presidency of Thomas Jefferson out of the books? Andrew Stein, a Democrat, is a former New York City Council president, Manhattan borough president and state Assembly member.
Ari Fleischer Pays Tribute To Colin Powell
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Ari Fleischer, Former WH Press Secretary and Fox News Contributor joined the Guy Benson Show to remember the life and service of Colin Powell.
Trump suit against Jan. 6 Committee seeks to block release of records
Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack in an attempt to block his White House records from being obtained by the panel. "Today, President Donald J. Trump filed a lawsuit in defense of the Constitution, the Office of the President, and the future of our nation, all of which the sham Unselect Committee is trying to destroy," Trump's office said in a statement Monday. But Trump's lawsuit seeks an injunction against the release of the records, claiming the committee has "no legislative purpose." In the statement, Trump's office argued that the committee is a "partisan sham" that Democrats are using to distract from policies that are "killing and robbing Americans." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe statement also questioned how the requested records are related to the Jan. 6 riot.
America First Legal request for expedited FOIA on DOJ targeting school board 'violence' denied
The Department of Justice denied a request by America First Legal for expedited processing of a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information from the DOJ on its October memo that launched an effort to combat an "increase" in "threats of violence" against school officials. At issue is an Oct. 4 memo released by the DOJ that said the department would be combatting what it claimed were increased "threats of violence" against school officials and teachers across the country. But that request was denied by the DOJ and other divisions within the department, including the criminal division, Executive Office for United States Attorneys and the Office of Legal Counsel. Among the reasons cited for denying the expedited request, the DOJ argued that the issue is "not a matter of widespread media interest." Lawyers for American First Legal told Fox News that the decision to deny the request was concerning, raising fears that the decision had political motivations.
Outrage as Granholm says US has no ‘moral authority’ over China
Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm has sparked a furor by saying the US doesn’t “have much moral authority” to criticize China over its energy policies. “You know, we’ve got a global problem and China is a big contributor to that — we are, too,” Granholm said. REUTERS/Leonhard FoegerSenator Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) echoed Cramer’s opinion, saying “The U.S. absolutely has the moral authority to call out Communist China for its predatory actions—and we must do so. “We have all the moral authority in the world. China is building 43 new coal plants and laughing at these fools in the Biden admin,” she tweeted.
US has dipped into recession as worried consumers flash warning signs: economists
Blanchflower said he called the 2008 recession “ahead of everyone else” and told The Post he believes he’s right this time, too. His recent paper with Bryson studied consumer sentiment from 1978 until now: It found that consumer expectations provide an “early-warning” system for trouble ahead. Meanwhile, the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index for September was down 18.4 points from the high it reached for the year in June. But a recent paper by two noted economists say the GDP figures could again dip into negative territory for the rest of the year. Some economists say these rising prices could be weighing on consumer sentiment.
‘You won’t be able to get the jacket in 15 colors,’ WH snarks amid supply crisis
Concerns have been raised by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and businesses about the massive supply chain disruptions as the holiday season quickly approaches, with some experts suggesting consumers start shopping early due delays and lack of inventory. Concerns have been raised by lawmakers and businesses about the massive supply chain disruptions. JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock“Part of what’s happening isn’t just the supply side, it’s the demand side,” Buttigieg said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “Secretary Buttigieg really believes that if people just stopped demanding things, the supply chain issues would go away? Mpi999 / MediaPunchOthers stressed that the problem stems beyond holiday gifts, posing larger issues for the country.
State Department IG launches probe of Biden’s botched Afghan withdrawal: report
Politico reported earlier Monday that Secretary of State Antony Blinken ordered the review in a memo issued Friday. Ryan Holden, a spokesman for the inspector general’s office, told the outlet that “it is inaccurate to say that these projects are investigations. The murdered Americans were attempting to process thousands of Afghans who had shown up at the airport looking for precious seats on flights out. On Friday, State Department spokesman Ned Price said that at least 129 US citizens and 115 green card holders had been flown out of Afghanistan since Aug. 31. “I hope the Taliban and other Afghan leaders make the right choice.”Three months later, the Taliban took Kabul.
Thomas Jefferson statue to be removed from New York City Chambers, commission rules
The New York City Public Design Commission voted unanimously to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, from the New York City Council's chambers at City Hall. NYC'S DE BLASIO BOOTING THOMAS JEFFERSON STATUE FROM CITY HALLThe City Council's Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus has long objected to the statue's presence because Jefferson owned slaves. Assembly Member Charles Barron and his wife, City Council Member Inez Barron, led the fight to remove the statue. Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams has supported the statue's removal, calling on the commission to start "uplifting underrepresented faces and communities" at City Hall. How about Thomas Jefferson?"
Trump sues to halt release of records to Jan. 6 committee
Former President Donald Trump on Monday filed a lawsuit to prevent the release of documents to the Democrat-led House committee that’s investigating the Capitol riot. Trump filed the lawsuit in DC district court against the committee and the National Archives, which stores presidential records, Politico reports. The lawsuit calls the investigation “a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition.”Trump indicated last week that he’d likely sue after President Biden said the Archives should release the documents.
NYC homeless services provider Aguila files for bankruptcy amid criminal probe
A Bronx-based homeless services provider has filed for federal bankruptcy protection amid an ongoing criminal probe and after the city moved to pull almost all of their contracts. The social services firm had been awarded $250 million from DSH since 2012 to provide shelter and other services to homeless residents. Audits done in the past by the city comptroller’s office had identified shoddy and unsafe conditions at some of its shelters and lax oversight by the city Department of Homeless Services. Ex-Bronx County Clerk Luis Diaz was suspended from his duties by the state Office of Court Administration last fall after the AG’s office obtained a search warrant and raided his office. Rivera and the Aguila board illegally backed out of the deal, the suit claims.
Maxine Waters campaign paid daughter $81K in FY 2021
Rep. Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, paid her own daughter more than $80,000 out of campaign coffers in that last fiscal year. The California Democrat paid $81,650 in campaign funds to her daughter Karen Waters, according to campaign finance records reviewed by The Post. It was previously reported by Fox News that Waters had paid her daughter $74,000 in donor cash through September. Karen Waters received $240,000 from her mother’s campaign in last year’s election cycle. According to Fox News, Waters’ daughter has received over $1.1 million for such work.
Commission votes to oust Thomas Jefferson statue from NYC Council chamber by end of year
A city commission voted to remove the statue of Thomas Jefferson from the City Council chamber by the end of the year — though the body is still debating where to send the monument to the Founding Father. The Public Design Commission voted unanimously Monday to banish the nation’s third president from the legislative chamber at City Hall after four lawmakers testified that his status as a slaveholder was an affront to the council’s many African American members. “We acknowledge that the piece needs to be removed from the City Council chamber,” said commission president Signe Nielsen. “We as a commission will act before the end of 2021 in finding an appropriate location where it remains in the public realm,” Nielsen said, following a two hour debate on the topic. The statue of Thomas Jefferson will be removed from City Hall by the end of the year.
Harris hitting campaign trail with McAuliffe amid tight race for Virginia governor
Vice President Kamala Harris this week will become the latest high profile Democrat to campaign with former Virginia Gov. ABRAMS CALLS VOTING ‘AN ACT OF FAITH’ AS SHE CAMPAIGNS WITH MCAULIFFEFormer President Obama will campaign with McAuliffe this upcoming Saturday, Oct. 23. Asked last week if Biden would join him on the campaign trail, the former governor said "he'll be coming back. "I believe that my friend Terry McAuliffe is the leader Virginia needs at this moment," Harris said in the video. McAuliffe was unable to run for reelection in 2017 because Virginia governors are barred from serving two consecutive terms.
Herschel Walker: Not The Right Message For President Trump To Say Republicans Will Not Vote In ’22 Or ’24 If We Don’t Solve Election Fraud
Herschel Walker, former NFL great and Republican candidate for Georgia Senate tells Brian Kilmeade voters want law and order in America. When asked about President Trump saying Republicans will not vote in 2022 or 2024 if we don’t solve election fraud of 2020, Walker responded, that is not the right message. Walker is honored President Trump has endorsed him because he knows he is the right man for the job. Walker added, President Trump knows he is going to do it his way. Plus, Walker on America losing a great person after the passing of Colin Powell
CNN's Stelter asks Democratic attorney embroiled in Russiagate for media advice on covering democracy
CNN's Brian Stelter asked a Democratic attorney mixed up in the probe into the Russia investiation's origins what advice he woud give the media on covering "threats to democracy." "I want to hear your number one critique of how the news media is or is not covering threats to democracy," Stelter said. Fellow Perkins attorney Michael Sussmann was indicted by Durham for allegedly hiding his Clinton campaign affiliation from the FBI while pushing for an investigation into then-candidate Trump's ties to Russia in 2016. The Clinton campaign-planted story in turn was immediately seized upon by the Clinton campaign as smoking-gun proof of collusion between Trump and Russia. "I appreciate what you said about this program and about some people are trying to call attention to this every day, every week," Stelter said.
CNN's Chris Cillizza uses Colin Powell's death to lecture Republicans
Within hours of Colin Powell’s death, CNN’s Chris Cillizza attempted to use his name to lecture the Republican Party. A few hours later, Cillizza published an article titled "The Colin Powell Republican no longer exists in the Republican Party." "Colin Powell didn't leave the Republican Party. Since 2008, Powell hasn't voted for the Republican presidential candidate. Andrew Cuomo as a potential presidential candidate for his leadership during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bill Cassidy favors cognitive tests for aging leaders of government: 'A reasonable plan'
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., told Axios that he favored cognitive tests for aging government leaders in order to make sure their ability to serve the American people remained intact. Senators he said were senile by the end of their times in office to argue a cognitive test applying across all three branches of government would be "a reasonable plan." "I'm told that there have been senators in the past who, at the end of their term, were senile. I'm told that was true of senators of both parties," Cassidy said. "I think that's actually a reasonable plan," Cassidy added.
Liberals lash out at Jon Stewart after he scolded media's fixation on Trump
Some liberals lashed out at former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart over his remarks criticizing the media for obsessing over former President Donald Trump. JON STEWART SAYS MEDIA MAKING ‘MISTAKE’ CASTING TRUMP AS ‘INCREDIBLE SUPERVILLAIN’CNN's Jake Tapper and Stewart touched on several topics Sunday, but viewers, many of them liberal, gave Stewart an overall failing grade. New York University professor Jay Rosen called Stewart "lost" and inarticulate" after watching the interview. Mohyeldin called Stewart's take "absolutely false." Ex-CBS News anchor Dan Rather called Stewart's comments "dangerous and shortsighted," and Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman fumed that "celebrities" shouldn't be considered reliable sources of information, among other critics.
State Department IG to probe Biden admin's chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal
The State Department's inspector general is launching a series of investigations into the Biden administration's last diplomatic moves in Afghanistan. The reviews will focus on the State Department's Special Immigrant Visa program, Afghans processed for refugee admission into the U.S., resettlement of refugees and visa recipients, and the emergency evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, according to an October 15 memo to Secretary of State Blinken first reported by Politico and confirmed by Fox News. Diana Shaw, the acting inspector general at State, told Congress that her office was launching "several oversight projects" related to the end of the U.S. military and diplomatic missions in Afghanistan. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Russia closes NATO mission in row over spying allegations
?The Kremlin suspended its mission at NATO on Monday, in retaliation for the Western alliance expelling eight Russian diplomats over spying allegations. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said NATO’s military liaison and information offices in Moscow will be closed. “If NATO members have any urgent matters, they can contact our ambassador in Belgium on these questions,” Lavrov said. Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via APGerman Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Russia ?is ?no longer ?interested in talking to the West. ?NATO’s military liaison and information offices in Moscow will be closed.
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