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Jeff Van Gundy loses out on Rockets coaching job to Stephen Silas
It doesn’t appear Jeff Van Gundy will be returning to the NBA sidelines next season. Van Gundy was considered a finalist for the Rockets opening to replace Mike D’Antoni. Instead, that coveted job will go to Mavericks assistant Stephen Silas. The former Knicks coach has been a lead NBA analyst for ESPN since his last coaching job — also with Houston — in 2007. The Thunder are the only team still looking for a head coach now and Van Gundy has not been linked to that opening.
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Finally Picked the Perfect Captain
Spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery Season 3, Episode 3 “People of Earth” past this point. The Captain of the ship on Star Trek: Discovery is like the Defense Against The Dark Arts teacher from Harry Potter: they’re only gonna last a year. With Pike leaving Discovery, and the crew headed to the future last season, Saru and Burnham tabled the discussion of who would take charge. Star Trek: Discovery streams Thursdays on CBS All Access. Where to watch Star Trek: Discovery
Cowboys’ Jerry Jones cut Dontari Poe because he was ‘30 pounds overweight’
Dontari Poe’s inability to keep his weight down cost him his job, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “When you’re 30 pounds overweight and you’re not doing anything about what’s keeping you from performing well on the field, there is no reason to get into the other stuff,” Jones told ESPN. Jones was referring to Poe kneeling during the national anthem to peacefully protest racial inequality and police brutality. Jones would not say if that had a role in the decision to let Poe go. “We have a platform here, but the platform on the football field has a high standard, and [Poe] was not up to the standard.
BLM mob violently chases Jewish men showing ‘solidarity’ at Philadelphia protest
Jewish men who said they were trying to show “solidarity” with Black Lives Matter protesters were violently chased away by the mob and ridiculed as being part of the “synagogue of Satan,” according to disturbing video posted online. The minute-long clip circulating on social media shows three men standing in the street during the protests sparked by the deadly police shooting of troubled local black man Walter Wallace. You don’t live here,” someone asks the men, referencing the Amalek tribe, which the Jewish Virtual Library says was the first enemy of the ancient Israelites. “Y’all know we the real Jews, right?” continues the raspy-voiced man, who appears to be the one filming the clip. Y’all gotta go,” another man tells them, as others start ganging up on them, shouting for them to leave.
Sen. Ron Johnson says special counsel may need to investigate Joe Biden if he wins
Sen. Ron Johnson said he’s not a “big fan of special counsels” but one may need to be appointed to investigate Joe Biden if he wins the election to get to the bottom of his links to his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China, as revealed in The Post’s reporting. The Wisconsin Republican was asked about a special counsel during an interview Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.”“You know, I am not a big fan of special counsels, but if Joe Biden wins the presidency, I don’t see how you avoid one,” Johnson told host Maria Bartiromo. All this evidence is going to be buried, so I think we have to have a special election if Joe Biden wins.”Congressional Republicans have urged Attorney General William Barr to name a special counsel to investigate the Democratic presidential nominee before the Nov. 3 election. In one email sent to Hunter Biden, an adviser on the board of Burisma thanked the son for giving him the “opportunity” to meet his father. The Biden campaign has said the alleged meeting was never found on the former vice president’s official schedule.
Former Miss America Leanza Cornett dead at 49
Former Miss America Leanza Cornett, who was crowned in 1993, has died at age 49. Her death was announced late Wednesday by the Miss American Organization on social media. “We are devastated by this sudden loss in our Miss America family and we are deeply sorry for her family and close friends for their loss,” the statement read. I ask that you please keep them as well as Leanza’s parents and her family in your prayers.”Cornett, who was crowned Miss Florida in 1992, was a contributor for “Entertainment Tonight” after winning the Miss America title. She also portrayed a reporter in numerous TV programs, “The Tick,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Weeds.”In her journey to becoming Miss America, she was the first contestant to focus on AIDS awareness and prevention as her focus.
Georgia girl who weighed 7 pounds when she died had rare disorder: attorney
A 5-year-old Georgia girl allegedly starved to death by her parents had a rare chromosome disorder that stopped her from gaining weight, the couple’s attorney said. But their attorney said Wednesday that Kylie had a disorder called 1p36 deletion syndrome that made it difficult for her to eat and drink, as well as to swallow. “She had a hard time keeping weight on from birth,” attorney Corinne Mull told the newspaper. “This is a medical issue, not a starvation issue. “When Kylie was born she was diagnosed with a rare condition and only expected to live 2 years,” the post read.
Saudi man arrested after stabbing guard at French Consulate in Jeddah
A Saudi man was arrested after he stabbed a guard at the French Consulate in Jeddah — one of three attacks Thursday against France, which has come under fire over satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. “We appeal to our compatriots in Saudi Arabia to be on maximum alert,” the statement added. Neither Saudi nor French authorities gave any indication of the motivation for the attack. According to radio station Europe 1, he shouted “Allahu akbar!”It was not immediately clear if the incidents in Saudi Arabia and Avignon were directly linked to the attack in Nice. On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia condemned cartoons offending the Prophet Mohammad, but held back from joining calls by other Muslim countries for action against images of the prophet being shown in France.
Khloé Kardashian defends Kim’s birthday trip, talks COVID-19 battle
Khloé Kardashian and her family are standing behind Kim Kardashian and her controversial decision to throw a luxe vacation for her 40th birthday. “I haven’t heard a lot about it, but I did hear that people were upset that we all went out of town. I don’t really know the extent of it,” Khloé says on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airing Thursday. I hope you had fun pretending things were normal, but spare a thought for those of us staying in the real world.”Khloé also opened up about her battle with COVID-19 earlier this year, saying it was “super scary” being “really, really sick.”“I just was quarantined in my room for 16 days. We had to wait until I had negative test results for me to leave.
Illinois cop’s bodycam was off during fatal shooting of black man
An Illinois police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man and seriously wounded his girlfriend turned on his bodycam after opening fire on the couple, video shows. There also did not appear to be any gunshot damage to the windshield or rear window, attorney Antonio Romanucci said. “This officer had an ‘Oh crap’ moment after the shooting, and pushed the [body camera] button,” Romanucci said. “He knew to push the button and say, ‘You tried to run me over.’ Those were his first words. An investigation into the shooting by state police, with assistance from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the FBI, is ongoing.
US GDP jumps 7.4 percent in third quarter, a record-setting rebound
The US economy staged a record-setting rebound from the coronavirus crisis in the third quarter, the feds said Thursday — but there’s still a long way to go before the nation makes a full recovery. America’s gross domestic product — the value of all goods and services produced here — grew by roughly 7.4 percent from July to September as consumers and businesses emerged from the pandemic-related lockdowns that led to a 9 percent contraction in the second quarter. Economists were expecting an annualized 31.9 percent jump after the second quarter’s 31.4 percent plunge. “A record surge in third-quarter GDP will likely mark the beginning of the recovery, after a recession which abruptly started in the fourth quarter of last year and likely ended in the second quarter,” said Yelena Shulyatyeva, senior US economist at Bloomberg Economics. The Federal Reserve, which has pushed Congress to pass another stimulus bill, expects GDP to shrink by 3.7 percent this year following growth of 2.3 percent in 2019.
AOC wears $14,000 outfit for anti-Trump Vanity Fair cover shoot
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rocked designer duds worth more than $14,000 for her Vanity Fair cover shoot — to attack President Trump as a “motherf–ker” for not paying federal income tax. The Bronx-born bartender-turned-politician was even gifted a $2,850 fringed suit from Loewe, the Daily Mail reported. The congresswoman, 31, also wore Christian Louboutin heels, Hirotaka earrings and a Mejuri necklace with her Loewe suit. “It’s legitimately hard being a first-generation woman … and being working class, trying to navigate a professional environment,” she said. “It continues to take me so long to try to figure out how to look put-together without having a huge designer closet.”
Biden calls son Hunter ‘smartest guy I know’ as brother refuses to talk business deals
Joe Biden is shrugging off a torrent of new allegations linking him to his family’s allegedly corrupt business practices, calling his son “the smartest guy I know” — as his brother refuses to take questions on the matter. Biden went on to say that Obama convinced him to go home and reconsider after talking to his family. Biden’s mention of Hunter comes one day after his brother Jim Biden refused to answer questions when approached by Fox News outside his home about his family’s overseas business ventures. “I don’t want to comment about anything,” Jim Biden told the network. Asked if he cared to answer questions, he responded, “Nope.”With Post wires
Malaysia PM: Muslims have right to ‘kill millions of French people’
The Prime Minister of Malaysia said Muslims have “a right to be angry and kill millions of French people” just hours after an attacker yelling “Allahu akbar!” beheaded one woman and killed two others in a church in France. Macron has also vowed to fight “Islamist separatism” in wake of the beheading of school teacher Samuel Paty in a Paris suburb on Oct. 16. He is very primitive in blaming the religion of Islam and Muslims for the killing of the insulting school teacher. The French in the course of their history has killed millions of people. “Muslims have a right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past.”Mohamad also said “the West” shouldn’t impose its views and values on others.
Craig Carton’s official WFAN return sets up intriguing ratings war
Craig Carton is officially returning to WFAN a little more than three years after being arrested and later convicted for fraud. WFAN is a different station than the one Carton left in 2017 as it is now fully dominated by gambling ads. Chris Oliviero, who oversees WFAN, ultimately decided that Carton was his best option to challenge ESPN New York. Originally, WFAN tried to recruit ESPN’s Bart Scott to return and partner with Carton. That is why, ultimately, despite spending a year in a federal prison, Carton is back on the WFAN.
Bruce Springsteen calls for an 'exorcism' in the White House, insults Trump and the first family
Bruce Springsteen said the White House is in need of an “exorcism” in the latest installment of his radio show, “From My Home to Yours,” that was focused both on Halloween and the upcoming 2020 election. LAW FIRM HACKERS PLAN TO RELEASE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, DIDDY, U2'S BUSINESS DEALS ON DARK WEB“There’s no art in this White House. There are no pets in this White House, no loyal man’s best friend, no Socks the family cat, no kid’s science fairs, no time when the president takes off his blue suit, red tie uniform and becomes human. Except when he puts on his white shirt and khaki pants uniform and hides from the American people to play golf,” he says. “There are no images of the first family enjoying themselves together in a moment of relaxation.
Florida man mauled by leopard after paying for 'full-contact experience' with big cat
A Florida man was mauled by a black leopard after paying the owner of a private animal sanctuary for a “full-contact experience” with the rare cat, a report said. Turner had paid $150 to “play with” the black leopard and “rub its belly” behind Poggi’s home, according to an FWC report. FLORIDA DEPUTIES SAY ARSONIST WEARING TRASH BAGS TORCHED A DOZEN GARBAGE TRUCKSThe animal charged Turner once he walked into the enclosure. One of Turner’s ears was ripped apart and his scalp was “hanging from his head” following the attack, the report said. Poggi, who is licensed to have the leopard, was charged with allowing full contact with an extremely dangerous animal.
Marvell to buy Inphi, creating $40B semiconductor giant
Marvell Technology Group has agreed to buy Inphi Corp. for about $10 billion in cash and stock, making for the second mega chip deal this week. Continue Reading BelowThe chipmaker plans to reorganize the combined company and domicile in the U.S., creating a $40 billion semiconductor powerhouse. Under the terms of the agreement, Inphi shareholders will receive $66 cash and 2.323 Marvell shares for each Inphi share they own. Marvell shareholders will own 83% of the combined company while Inphi shareholders will control the remaining 17%. AMD TO BUY XILINX IN $35B TECH MEGA-DEALThe transaction is expected to create $125 million in synergies that will be realized within 18 months of closing.
David Guillod, 'Extraction' and 'Atomic Blonde' producer, arrested on suspicion of sex assault
David Guillod, a producer for “Extraction" and “Atomic Blonde," was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault just months after being charged with drugging and assaulting women, California authorities said. Guillod’s defense attorney, Philip Cohen, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that his client had been arrested but could not offer further details. DAVID GUILLOD, 'EXTRACTION' AND 'ATOMIC BLONDE' PRODUCER, FACES 11 SEX CRIME CHARGES, INCLUDING KIDNAP FOR RAPEGuillod was out on bail after surrendering in June to authorities in Santa Barbara, northwest of Los Angeles. According to Guillod's IMDB page, he has served as executive producer of a number of big Hollywood films. He produced "Extraction" featuring Chris Hemsworth, 2019's "The Intruder" featuring Dennis Quaid, "Bent," "April Flowers" and "Atomic Blonde" among others.
Trump-shaped fruits are in 'big demand' before election, Chinese farmer says
A farmer in China is reaping success with fruits and vegetables uniquely grown to look like President Trump, especially during the last two presidential election cycles. KRISPY KREME GIVING AWAY FREE DOUGHNUTS ON ELECTION DAYThe farmer began growing fruits and veggies inspired by Trump with original plastic molds during the 2016 race, and says there’s been “big demand” for the items — which SWNS has dubbed “Trumpkins” — ever since, and especially as U.S. voters cast their ballots for the upcoming election. Ding will spend between two and three weeks cultivating each crop of the presidential produce, with the fruits and veggies growing to be about 9 inches tall and selling for $40 a pop, according to SWNS. "A lot of people will order them just to put on display, and not eat them. CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS' CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEThe Trump-shaped pumpkin mold is currently listed for $39 through the Fruit Molds website, where apolitical shoppers can also score pumpkin molds for skulls and Frankensteins.
Former Miss America Leanza Cornett dead at 49
Leanza Cornett, who won the title of Miss America in 1993, has died. Cornett's death was confirmed by the Miss America Organization in a statement on Wednesday. "It is with great sadness the Miss America Organization relays the news our beloved Miss America and friend, Leanza Cornett, has passed away," the organization wrote on Facebook. She won the title of Miss Florida in 1992 before going on to secure the crown for the Miss America pageant the following year. The Miss America Organization said it does not have any information regarding services for Cornett at this time.
Asteroid discovered 170 years ago could be worth $10,000 quadrillion
An asteroid that was discovered nearly 170 years ago could be worth as much as $10,000 quadrillion, experts believe. The space rock, known as “16 Psyche,” was discovered on March 17, 1852, by Italian astronomer Annibale de Gasparis, but a newly published study notes it could be almost entirely comprised of iron and nickel. The study's lead author, Dr. Tracy Becker, estimates its worth approaching $10,000 quadrillion. “We were able to identify for the first time on any asteroid what we think are iron oxide ultraviolet absorption bands,” the researcher explained. “To understand what really makes up a planet and to potentially see the inside of a planet is fascinating.
Deer with head stuck in plastic pumpkin rescued by New Jersey animal control officers
This is like that episode of “The Office” where Dwight gets his head stuck in a pumpkin, only much, much sadder. Animal control officers in Montclair, N.J. were alerted to a wildlife emergency on Tuesday, after concerned residents reported seeing a deer running through town with its head stuck in a plastic pumpkin decoration. The responding officers of Montclair Township Animal Control were later able to capture the deer in a net, and subsequently film their attempt to free the helpless jack-doe’-lantern from its plastic pumpkin prison. COLORADO WILDLIFE OFFICERS FREE BUCK WITH ANTLERS STUCK IN HAMMOCKIn the footage, the deer is seen in the officers’ net, sitting motionless by a fence. But once the officers pull the pumpkin off its head, the deer begins kicking and flailing, and eventually breaks through the net on its own.
Falcons' Matt Ryan specifically tells Todd Gurley to avoid touchdown in loss to Lions, video reveals
Atlanta Falcons star Matt Ryan told running back Todd Gurley to run the clock out and avoid a touchdown in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions before he did the opposite. FALCONS' TODD GURLEY WASN'T TRYING TO SCORE GO-AHEAD TD VS. LIONS: 'I WAS MAD AS HELL'“Hey, don’t score. Don’t score. Don’t score. Get down,” Ryan told Gurley.
Matthew McConaughey stopped Jennifer Garner from quitting 'Dallas Buyers Club'
Jennifer Garner might not have been in “Dallas Buyers Club” if it wasn’t for Matthew McConaughey. The “Peppermint” star revealed in a recent interview that she was prepared to quit after having an emotional breakdown on set. “There was never a 10-minute break,” the “Peppermint” star said. '”JENNIFER GARNER SHUTS DOWN PREGNANCY SPECULATION AFTER HALLOWEEN PHOTO RAISES QUESTIONSThe mom of three got emotional as she said, “And sweet Matthew McConaughey pulled me aside and said, 'What is going on with you?'" The actor, she explained, paused filming and told the crew Garner needed a break.
Marine vet Joey Jones slams media's 'abhorrent' double standard after Tony Bobulinski's allegations ignored
The mainstream media's treatment of Hunter Biden's ex-business associate Tony Bobulinski is in stark contrast to a key witness in the Trump impeachment hearings, retired Staff Sgt. JOE BIDEN COULD BE COMPROMISED BY CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY: REP. CRENSHAWBobulinski said he raised concerns in 2017 to the former vice president's brother Jim Biden about Joe Biden’s alleged ties to a possible joint venture with a Chinese energy firm. "And then to say this for some reason Tony Bobulinski is a Russian disinformation person. Like maybe, respect his service just a little bit and hear what he has to say, and then check it out." He was the devil incarnate when he worked for the president, and now he's Jesus Christ the savior because he doesn't like the president," Jones added.
New York City luxury buildings hire armed guards for possible Election Day unrest
New York’s ultra-rich are quietly preparing for civil unrest on Election Day — by hiring armed guards to stand watch over their luxury Manhattan buildings. ELECTION DAY PREPARATIONS: RETAILERS, BUSINESS OWNERS BRACING FOR POTENTIAL UNREST, OFFICIALS SAY“There will be officers with submachine guns,” the source said. Added another luxury building board member said high-end residents have been warned to take precautions by the NYPD. Even “B” level buildings like Manhattan House, at 200 E. 66th St., on the Upper East Side are hiring extra security. She is one of many New York residents who plan on being out of Manhattan on Election Day.
Election 5 days away: Trump, Biden to hold dueling rallies in Florida battleground
President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to hold dueling campaign rallies in Florida — a crucial battleground state vital to winning the White House — with just five days left in the presidential race. Following the Florida rally, the president will travel to North Carolina, another marquee state, for a campaign rally in Fayetteville. In the final leg of the campaign, Biden is seeking to frame the battle for the White House as a referendum on Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Later this week, Biden will stump in three more states that Trump won in 2016: Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, part of his effort to rebuild the "blue wall" that his Republican opponent knocked down in 2016. In Michigan, Biden will hold a campaign rally with former President Barack Obama.
Live Updates: Trump, Biden fight for Florida in dueling campaign events
The race is on for Florida, and President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are both stumping in the Sunshine State on Thursday. The candidates will hold dueling rallies in Tampa, the western anchor of the critical I-4 swing region in the extremely crucial general election battleground state. The president will hold an early afternoon rally outside of Raymond James Stadium, which is home to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Former vice president Biden will headline a socially distanced drive-in car rally. Biden arrives in Tampa after holding a campaign event earlier in the day in Democratic-rich Broward County in southeast Florida.
Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states
ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail ballots have yet to be returned in key battleground states, and election officials warn that time is running out for voters who want to avoid a polling place on Election Day. At least 35 million mail ballots had been returned or accepted as of early Wednesday, according to data collected by The Associated Press. That surpasses the 33.3 million total mail ballots returned during the 2016 election, according to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Yet an estimated 1.9 million ballots were still outstanding in Florida, along with 962,000 in Nevada, 850,000 in Michigan and 1 million in Pennsylvania. In Florida, 4 million of a record 6 million mail-in ballots requested had been returned as of Wednesday morning.
Supreme Court could still overturn Pennsylvania mail-in ballot deadline extension after election
"That question has national importance, and there is a strong likelihood that the State Supreme Court decision violates the Federal Constitution." But nevertheless with the ballots segregated those votes could be discounted if the U.S. Supreme Court rules the deadline extension unconstitutional. The question is how strictly that provision in the Constitution should be interpreted, and whether the state supreme court exceeded its authority in changing the state law. And on Monday, before Barrett was seated on the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court rejected a request by Democrats in Wisconsin to reinstate an extended deadline for ballots to be received. He said that the case presented a different issue than the Pennsylvania case because the Wisconsin deadline was extended by a federal district court at first, while the Pennsylvania deadline was extended by its state supreme court.
Philadelphia to release police body camera footage, 911 calls in Walter Wallace Jr. shooting
Philadelphia officials have said they will release the police body camera footage and the 911 tapes in connection with the officer-involved shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., an armed Black man reportedly with a mental health history, following three nights of unrest in the city and elsewhere in the country. PHILADELPHIA POLICE BOMB SQUAD, ATF ON SCENE AFTER EXPLOSIVES FOUND IN VAN: REPORTSAlso on Tuesday into Wednesday, nine PPD vehicles were damaged and the city reported nine ATM explosions, city officials said. Since the unrest began following Wallace Jr.’s death, police made 172 felony and misdemeanor arrests and reported damage to 17 PPD vehicles. Officials previously said officers fired 14 shots during their Monday evening confrontation with Wallace Jr., who was armed and charged at police despite their orders that he drop the knife. Officials have not said how many times Wallace Jr. was shot.
Tiffany, LVMH agree to end bitter legal battle in new merger deal
Tiffany & Co. and LVMH are heading back to the altar. The ritzy retailers said they will end their bitter legal battle as they announced a revised merger deal announced Thursday — less than two months after LVMH moved to cancel the blockbuster wedding. The revised deal — now worth about $15.9 billion based on Tiffany’s number of outstanding shares — is expected to close early next year if the blue-box jeweler’s shareholders approve it. The deal has already received regulatory clearance, and both companies’ boards have approved the terms, according to a news release. The two companies’ Delaware court battle was slated to go to trial in January had they not agreed to drop the dispute.
Gilead Sciences raked in nearly $900M from COVID-19 drug remdesivir
Gilead Sciences sold nearly $900 million worth of its coronavirus treatment remdesivir from July to September, the company announced this week. The California-based drugmaker on Wednesday reported third-quarter revenues of $873 million from its antiviral drug, which was the first COVID-19 treatment to be fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The drug, sold under the brand name Veklury, helped Gilead post an 18 percent increase in its total product sales and a net profit of $360 million, a significant improvement from a nearly $1.2 billion loss in the year-earlier period. This was the first full quarter for which Gilead reported sales for remdesivir, which the FDA cleared for emergency use in coronavirus patients in May before granting it full approval last week. Gilead has said Veklury helps shorten recovery times for hospitalized coronavirus patients by five days, but a recent World Health Organization study concluded that it had no significant effect on patients’ chances of survival.
DHS proposes revamping H-1B visa program to protect American workers
The Trump administration has proposed revamping the H-1B visa selection process for high-skilled foreign technology workers by scrapping the existing lottery and replacing it with a system based on wages to protect American workers, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Getting rid of the computerized lottery system would prod employers into offering higher wages or seeking workers with higher skills, instead of trying to fill vacancies with low wage workers that reduce Americans’ pay, Homeland Security said in a statement released on Wednesday. “The Trump administration is continuing to deliver on its promise to protect the American worker while strengthening the economy,” acting Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said in the statement. “The current use of random selection to allocate H-1B visas … hurts American workers by bringing in relatively lower-paid foreign labor at the expense of the American workforce.”The proposed change, which has to undergo a 30-day public comment period, would affect the approximately 85,000 H-1B visas awarded each year.
NYPD’s sergeants union blasts Biden, Sanders for Walter Wallace tweets
Sign up for our special edition newsletter to get updates on the 2020 presidential election and moreThe NYPD sergeants union took aim this week at Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden for their tweets about Walter Wallace, the knife-wielding man shot and killed by Philadelphia police this week. Walter’s life mattered.”“FACT: Walter Wallace was armed with a knife & trying to kill 2 uniform police officers,” the union shot back. The SBA responded, “Walter Wallace was a career criminal ARMED WITH A KNIFE. Wallace, 27, was fatally shot by cops in West Philadelphia on Monday after police say he ignored orders to drop a knife. His killing — which sparked riots and looting in the City of Brotherly Love — was caught on camera.
Cops attacked with fireworks during violent night in Washington, DC
Rioters lobbed fireworks at Washington, DC cops and tried to storm into a precinct during a second night of violence sparked by the death of a black man who crashed while being followed by police. “I wish hate for all of y’all,” one woman could be heard screaming at the officers. Other footage showed dozens of protesters banging on the doors as they tried to bully their way into the 4th District police station. Police eventually used spray and flash bangs on protesters to move them back after also being attacked with rocks and bricks, NBC Washington said. D.C. police classified Hylton-Brown’s death as a traffic fatality, NBC said.
Jimmy Orr, who played for Colts and Steelers, dies at 85
Jimmy Orr, a Super Bowl champion wide receiver who played 13 years in the NFL between the Baltimore Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Tuesday. “Rest in peace to another NFL legend, JIMMY ORR. Orr was wide open on a flea-flicker but quarterback Earl Morrall never saw him and threw an interception. Orr would get his Super Bowl ring during the 1970 season. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMBill Curry, Orr’s former teammate at Georgia, tweeted: “My wonderful friend/teammate Jimmy Orr died last night.
Zeta sweeps through South with damaging winds, flooding rains on path to Northeast
The tropical storm is still packing maximum sustained winds of 60 mph as it's located over northern Georgia, racing to the northeast at 40 mph. HURRICANE ZETA DRIVES INLAND, KILLS 1, KNOCKS OUT POWER TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN LA., MISS. The storm will continue to bring very strong winds east and south of its track, which could bring damage along the way. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) notes that damaging winds in Alabama and Georgia will shift into eastern Tennessee, the Carolinas and southeastern Virginia. This will bring rough weather conditions into Friday with accumulating snow across interior sections of the Northeast and New England.
Dodgers' Max Muncy shades MLB commissioner over 'piece of metal' comment
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy took a subtle jab at MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in an Instagram post on Wednesday. The picture showed Muncy holding the World Series trophy after the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 on Tuesday night. Manfred did apologize, but at least one player hasn’t forgotten. Even as there was a limited capacity at Globe Life Field for the World Series, the broadcast was still able to pick up the boos from the crowd when Manfred was introducing the 2020 champions. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMAgainst the Rays, Muncy was 7-for-22 with a double, home run, and six RBI.
Khloe Kardashian responds to backlash over Kim Kardashian's birthday party: ‘I get it’
Khloe Kardashian addressed the backlash over her sister Kim Kardashian’s lavish 40th birthday party. I don't really know the extent of it," the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star told DeGeneres. KARDASHIANS CONTINUE TO POST VACATION PICS AMID BACKLASH FOR PRIVATE ISLAND COMMENTSSome people also criticized the Kardashian family and friends for potentially putting staff at the island at risk of the coronavirus. Criticism aside, the “Revenge Body” star told DeGeneres, "It was such a beautiful experience and I want Kim to focus on just how beautiful it was and what she did for everybody. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPReps for Kardashian did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Election 2020 polls show Biden with slim lead in Florida, wider lead nationally, with 5 days to go
President Trump is polling close behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Florida, according to one poll, as national polls continue to show Biden leading. BIDEN AND TRUMP TO TANGLE IN TAMPA ON THURSDAYAn NBC News/Marist poll released Thursday found Biden with 51% of likely voters' support and Trump with 47% in Florida. NBC News/Marist found Trump and Biden tied at 48% support among likely voters in September. In addition to Florida, Biden continues to poll well in battleground state Michigan. A New York Times/Siena College poll released Wednesday found Biden at 49% support among likely voters and Trump at 41%.
Man arrested outside French consulate in Saudi Arabia after attacking guard: reports
A Saudi man was arrested Thursday after stabbing a guard at the French Consulate in the port city of Jiddah, Saudi Arabia’s state media reported. The man used a “sharp tool” to wound the guard, Reuters reported, citing state media. “We appeal to our compatriots in Saudi Arabia to be on maximum alert,” the embassy said. The French Consulate is located about 10 miles south of the U.S. Consulate. The man had reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar.”On Wednesday, the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said it was briefly tracking reports of a potential attack by "missiles or drones."
Hillary Clinton to serve as Democratic elector for NY
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that New York voters who choose the Democratic ticket for president on their ballots will technically be voting for her, along with the 28 others who will serve as presidential electors if their party wins in their state. If recent history is any indication, Clinton will all but certainly get to participate when electors submit their votes on Dec. 14. HILLARY CLINTON 'SICK TO MY STOMACH' OVER POSSIBLE SECOND TRUMP TERM“I’m an elector, so I’m pretty sure I’ll get to vote for Joe and Kamala in New York, so that’s pretty exciting,” Clinton told SiriusXM’s “Signal Boost” show. According to New York Board of Election records, the 2016 Democratic nominee is not the only prominent Democrat on this year’s list of electors. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton, is an elector, as is New York Gov.
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Woman decapitated as knife-wielding man kills three in French church
A woman was decapitated and two other people were killed in a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding man who shouted “Allahu akbar!” at a church in the French city of Nice, officials said. Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the attack occurred in or near the Notre Dame Basilica and that police had detained the assailant. A Saudi man was arrested in Jeddah after attacking a guard with a “sharp tool” at the French consulate, Saudi state media reported. “Everything points to a terrorist attack,” Estrosi said on Twitter. It was not immediately clear what the motive was behind the Nice attack, or if there was any connection to the cartoons, which Muslims deem to be blasphemous.
Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area
Washington’s charter law allows for up to 40 publicly funded, privately run charter schools to set up by 2021. Then there were two major lawsuits challenging the law before the Supreme Court ruled in support of charter schools, settling the matter in 2018. While Democrats and Republicans have supported charter schools in the past, the issue of school choice has become immensely polarizing politically. Wilson, joining a long line of celebrities that have launched schools, said the couple's charter school financing is not a political statement. “We’ve been so committed over the past four years to education,” Wilson said.
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Fauci: 'You cannot abandon public health measures' even with COVID-19 vaccine
SUBSCRIBE AND DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS RUNDOWNOn Thursday, Fauci told host Jessica Rosenthal that he was referring to "what we think of as normal, namely prior to December of 2019." TRUMP SAYS PEOPLE 'TIRED' OF FAUCI, CORONAVIRUS"If we begin distributing doses of vaccine at the very beginning of 2021 ... For that reason, he said, "as that process evolves, you cannot abandon public health measures because the vaccine is not going to be perfect and not everybody is going to take it." RAPID CORONAVIRUS SPREAD IN PHILADELPHIA LEAVES CONTACT TRACERS UNABLE TO TRACK CASESAs more people take the vaccine, Fauci said, Americans will "gradually be able to do things that we're not doing now widely. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe exception, Fauci told Rosenthal, is schools.
Biden's brother refuses to answer questions about China deals
Approached at a residence on the Eastern Shore, Jim Biden repeatedly rebuffed questions in his driveway as Fox News asked questions from a distance in the street. “I don’t want to comment about anything,” Jim Biden said. He claims Jim Biden chuckled. Asked about the “plausible deniability” claim on Wednesday, Jim Biden did not answer and walked inside the home. Fox News’ Go Watch page is now available, providing visitors with Pay TV provider options in their area carrying Fox News Channel & Fox Business Network.
Dozen MLB players have options turned down, go free
What figures to be a down and perhaps brutal market for baseball free agents in the offseason following the pandemic began Wednesday when a dozen players were told their contract options had been declined, among them St. Louis Cardinals Gold Glove second baseman Kolten Wong. Wong, a first-round pick in the 2011 draft, made his big league debut in 2013 and spent his first eight seasons with St. Louis. Many teams are cutting costs following a shortened regular season played with no fans in attendance due to the novel coronavirus. “I told him that with some of the uncertainties, we’re just not in a position to do that,” Mozeliak said. Players already free agents include catcher JT Realmuto, infielder DJ LeMahieu, pitchers Marcus Stroman and Masahiro Tanaka, and outfielders George Springer and Marcell Ozuna; shortstop Didi Gregorius; and designated hitter Nelson Cruz.
Pac-12 embarks on short season with lots of new faces at QB
Arguably the top returnee is USC's Kedon Slovis, who took over last season when starter JT Daniels was injured in the opener. We can run so many different things from so many different looks,” Slovis said about USC's progression heading into his second season. Costello went to Mississippi State under Mike Leach, who left Washington State in the offseason. At Arizona, Grant Gunnell will take the reins at QB after starting in three games last season when Tate struggled with injury. EARLY RISERSReady or not, Pac-12 fans, you're about to need early Saturday wake-up calls to catch the league's 9 a.m. games.
2021 Boston Marathon postponed at least until the fall
Boston Marathon organizers said Wednesday that the 2021 race won't be run on Patriots Day because of the coronavirus pandemic, the second straight year that it has been moved from the April weekend that was its home for more than a century. "We are unable to host the Boston Marathon this coming April,” BAA CEO Tom Grilk said in a statement. “We are optimistic that the Boston Marathon will continue its tradition of celebrating the spirit of community and athletic excellence next fall." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMOrganizers said they hope to work with state and local officials to “determine if a fall 2021 date is feasible.” The BAA said it hopes to select a fall date by the end of the year. The 2020 Boston Marathon was originally postponed from April to September, but it was canceled outright two months later — the first time since 1897 that there was no in-person Boston Marathon of any sort.
The Trump Team’s Plan For The Final Days
The voting ends in five days. A lot of polls keep showing Joe Biden ahead, but the Trump team says no way. Erin Perrine Director of Press Communication for the Trump Campaign discusses the record-breaking amount of early voting, the polls and the campaign's plans for the final stretch. Election Day is quickly approaching and coronavirus cases continue to increase in states across the country. He also responds to critics who say masks don't work and explains why we shouldn't abandon public health measures when there is a vaccine available.
Undecided Voters Weigh In Before Election Day
This week, Martha is joined by a panel of undecided voters in battleground states. The panel tells Martha about what they think about President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, how the candidates' vice presidents impacted their decision, and how the President's behavior and handling of the pandemic will influence their choice on Election Day. Follow Martha on Twitter: @marthamaccallum
Newt Gingrich: Elections are never predictable — every vote matters
It is a cruel twist of fate that the most important election we have seen in modern American history is happening during the worst pandemic we have seen in modern American history. SEAN HANNITY: ONLY VOTERS CAN PREVENT DEMOCRATS FROM ENACTING 'RADICAL EXTREME SOCIALIST AGENDA'Nevertheless, it is vitally important that you vote — and that you encourage and help your friends and family to vote. So, it is important that you all vote — no matter where you live. Of course, the most recent, significant example of why every vote matters is Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. So, vote, make sure all your loved one’s vote, and let’s prove them all wrong again.
Stouffer's, the frozen food brand, is debuting a merch shop featuring its own clothing
Stouffer’s — a brand synonymous with the frozen-food aisle of your grocery store — is debuting a line of apparel that includes sweatshirts, T-shirts, and even a fanny pack that will enable fans to display their (clearly) overzealous love for frozen lasagna or macaroni and cheese. “Mac & Cheese is self-care,” reads one of the cheese-yellow shirts planned for sale. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAs strange as it may seem, Stouffer’s is far from the only major brand to debut a merch store in the hopes of selling apparel. In recent months, McDonald’s has shored up its pajama offerings, while Chipotle added “Chips and Guac” sandals to its apparel line. Maybe most bafflingly, however, was Franzia’s announcement (yes, Franzia the boxed-wine company) that it had launched an online shop with swimsuits, necklaces and Franzia-dispensing backpacks.
'I Love a Mama's Boy' star Matt says going lingerie shopping for his girlfriend with his mom wasn’t odd
And I have to deal with my relationship with Kim and then my great relationship with my mom. She and Matt met through a dating app and, according to her, his profile was filled with pictures of him and Kelly together. JILL DUGGAR DILLARD CLAIMS SHE WASN’T PAID FOR FAMILY'S REALITY TV SHOWS UNTIL AN ATTORNEY GOT ‘INVOLVED’“I think Kim is a trooper,” he explained. I think Kim and I have a strong enough love that we can make this all work. And I’m assuming it’s going to be that way for the rest of our lives.”“We’re just very close,” said Matt.
Michigan-Michigan State renew rivalry on Big Noon Saturday
The Race for the White House isn’t the only big game taking place in Michigan this weekend. Michigan State Spartans at Michigan WolverinesWhen: 12 p.m., ET, Saturday, Oct. 31TV: FOXWhere: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MIRanking/Record: Michigan State (0-1), No. Play theand make your selection on this Big Ten rivalry and the best college football games of the weekend. Bo Nix played better, however, against Ole Miss and the veteran quarterback needs another big game. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany LionsWhen: 7:30 p.m., ET, Saturday, Oct. 31TV: ABCWhere: Beaver Stadium, Happy ValleyRecord/Ranking: No.
Texas mask mandate must extend to polling places, judge rules
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge ruled that Texas' statewide mask mandate must include polling places, but election officials Wednesday did not rush to enforce the order that was handed down after more than 8 million people have already voted. Texas is three weeks into early voting, but Pulliam said enforcing a mask order would not be disruptive. Texas has had a statewide mask mandate since July, but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott carved out an exception for polling places. Early voting ends Friday in Texas, which is already close to surpassing the nearly 9 million people who voted in 2016's general election.
Coronavirus mutation spread across Europe: report
Researchers studying the coronavirus and its genetic mutations revealed in a study a genetic mutation that originated in farmworkers in Spain may have contributed to the second wave in Europe, a report said. The Financial Times reported scientists are working to determine what role, if any, variant 20A.EU1 could play in disease's transmission or lethality. CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWThe report pointed out the study has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal. GET THE FOX NEWS APPEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, “We are deep in the second wave. I think that this year’s Christmas will be a different Christmas.”The Associated Press contributed to this report
Portland delays vote on $18M in police cuts: report
More than 150 people addressed the city council of Portland, Ore., on Wednesday regarding the panel’s plans to slash $18 million more from the city’s police budget, according to a report. After an online meeting that lasted more than five hours, council members decided to seek more information from city budget officials and delay their funding decision until next week, OregonLive.com reported. Eudaly and Hardesty have been leading the effort to move $18 million from the police department to other various other city programs, OregonLive.com reported. Wheeler, 58, is seeking his second term after previously serving as a state treasurer and a Multnomah County commissioner. Eudaly, 50, is a former bookstore owner and renters’ rights advocate who is also seeking a second term.
Impostor nurse got high-paying jobs after lying about work experience, education: DOJ
An impostor nurse who lied about her education and work experience to land a series of high-paying health care jobs has been sentenced to 65 months in prison, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Emery's actions took place from 2011 to 2018, the Justice Department said. She then used her fabrications to land a senior VP job for an Ann Arbor, Mich., health care consulting firm earning an annual salary of roughly $285,000, according to the Justice Dept. From 2015 until 2018, Emery worked as a senior executive for a county government health services agency in California that paid her a total of roughly $960,000. Emery was arrested in 2018 before pleading guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion earlier this year.
Baby Yoda portrait unveiled at London’s National Portrait Gallery
An exclusive portrait titled 'The Mandalorian and The Child' is seen ahead of its unveiling at a display in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. A Baby Yoda portrait will have a new home at one of the UK’s most prestigious art galleries as the second season of the series “The Mandalorian” prepares to stream on Disney Plus, reports Variety. The artwork was commissioned as a joint project between Disney Plus and the UK National Portrait Gallery. “This is truly the way to mark the arrival of the second season of ‘The Mandalorian.’ We are honored to unveil this portrait in collaboration with the esteemed National Portrait Gallery,” said Luke Bradley-Jones, the Senior Vice-President at Disney Plus. The artwork will be unveiled on Oct. 30, a date that coincides with the release of “The Mandalorian” season 2.
Florida man mauled by leopard after paying for ‘full-contact experience’ with big cat
A Florida man was mauled by a black leopard after paying the owner of a private animal sanctuary for a “full-contact experience” with the rare cat, a report said. Turner had paid $150 to “play with” the black leopard and “rub its belly” behind Poggi’s home, according to an FWC report. The animal charged Turner once he walked into the enclosure. One of Turner’s ears was ripped apart and his scalp was “hanging from his head” following the attack, the report said. Poggi, who is licensed to have the leopard, was charged with allowing full contact with an extremely dangerous animal.
Wave of ransomware attacks hobble 5 US hospitals as COVID-19 cases surge: FBI
BOSTON — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. healthcare system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking. Independent security experts say it has already hobbled at least five U.S. hospitals this week, and could potentially impact hundreds more. “We are experiencing the most significant cyber security threat we’ve ever seen in the United States,” Charles Carmakal, chief technical officer of the cybersecurity firm Mandiant, said in a statement. Sky Lakes acknowledged the ransomware attack in an online statement, saying it had no evidence that patient information was compromised. Increasingly, ransomware criminals are stealing data from their targets before encrypting networks, using it for extortion.
California fraud suspects used unemployment cards to make purchases, access cash: authorities
A crackdown on an alleged fraud operation in California involving unemployment benefits has resulted in the arrests of 27 suspects, authorities said Wednesday. Under the investigation in Torrance – about 21 miles south of downtown Los Angeles – authorities confiscated 130 debit cards issued by the state Employment Development Department (EDD) as well as $150,000 in cash and four handguns, KCBS-TV of Los Angeles reported. “The suspects possessed numerous cards and would often use the cards to make high-end purchases and make cash withdrawals from ATMs.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe arrests have occurred since Sept. 10, the report said. Authorties asked that anyone who received a letter from the EDD despite not applying for benefits call their local police department, KCBS-TV reported. Financial losses were suffered by the state, not individuals, the Daily Breeze of Hermosa Beach reported.
Media embrace Biden after dismissing him as a likely loser
Many in the media are making the equivalent of a closing argument for Joe Biden, casting him as the right person at the right time. So any praise for Biden in the final days of the general election has to come to grips with the earlier dismissals. How could this guy possibly go up against President Trump? Allies fretted he would stumble in debates with President Trump and that his gaffes would give ample material to his tenacious opponent.”Now the situation would look starkly different without the coronavirus. Biden, at 77, has tried to contrast his black mask and cautious approach with the president’s White House events and big rallies.
Protesters clash with DC police for second night over fatal moped crash
Protests erupted in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday — for the second straight night — over the death of a Black moped driver who police said collided with another vehicle shortly after officers activated their emergency lights. PROTESTS TURN VIOLENT OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C. POLICE STATION FOLLOWING DEATH OF 20-YEAR OLD KARON HYLTON“That f—ked up a cop,” the person who was apparently filming the incident said. NBC Washington reported that protesters threw various debris at officers and officers responded with percussion grenades. Fox 5 DC reported protesters chanted “Justice for Karon” as they made their way from the scene of the crash to a precinct. GRAPHIC LANGUAGE WARNINGThe Metropolitan Police Department said Karon Hylton, 20, had been operating the Revel Electric Moped without a helmet on the sidewalk and officers attempted to make a traffic stop.
Khloé Kardashian Reveals She Tested Positive For Coronavirus
Khloé Kardashian has revealed that she tested positive for the coronavirus as she detailed how bad some of her symptoms were. In an exclusive clip from the upcoming episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” obtained by E! (RELATED: Khloé Kardashian Decides To Pull Prank By TP’ing Kourtney Kardashian’s House During Pandemic)“We’re just anxiously awaiting the results for Khloe to see if she has it or not,” Kim shared. And that really scares me for her, ’cause I can tell that she’s now getting scared and that she’s really nervous about it.”The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star then shared in a self-shot video that she has coronavirus. The coughing, my chest would burn when I would cough.”Kardashian continued, “Let me tell you, that s–t is real.
US Government Demands San Francisco Museum Return Allegedly Stolen Relics To Thailand
The U.S. government is demanding a San Francisco art museum return allegedly stolen religious relics to Thailand, a Justice Department statement says. The lawsuit says the relics were illegally exported to a private collector in the U.S. and were then donated to the Asian Art Museum collection. The collection was given to the city and county of San Francisco, which used the lintels in the museum. After a Thai consulate general saw the lintels at the museum in 2016, Thailand launched an investigation, the complaint says according to SF Gate. “For years we have tried to get the Asian Art Museum to return this stolen artwork to Thailand.
REPORT: The NFL Is Preparing For 20% Capacity At The Super Bowl
The NFL is planning for limited capacity at the Super Bowl. According to Adam Schefter, the NFL is preparing for 20% capacity at the Super Bowl in Tampa during the coronavirus pandemic. One other note to the limited seating now expected at Super Bowl LV: If a Week 18 is added to this regular season, the off week would be eliminated and Super Bowl LV would stay on February 7. pic.twitter.com/wANGPM1Z7f — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2020Did anyone really think the NFL would have 100% capacity at the Super Bowl? There’s not a single major sporting event in America that I’m aware of that has had 100% capacity since the pandemic started. Let’s also hope nothing happens which requires the NFL to change the date of the Super Bowl and push it back.
Watch Aaron Eckhart And Tommy Lee Jones In The Trailer For ‘Wander’
Aaron Eckhart’s new movie “Wander” looks incredibly sinister. Give the trailer a watch below. This looks like a movie that is right up my alley. It looks like “Wander” will do the exact same. Plus, Tommy Lee Joens and Aaron Eckhart are both outstanding actors, which should give fans optimism about the quality of the film.
NASCAR’s Kyle Larson Signs With New Race Team Following Scandal Over Use Of Racial Slur
NASCAR star Kyle Larson has signed a new deal with Hendrick Motorsports after using a racial slur during a virtual race. 5 Chevrolet Camaro at the beginning of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, according to a press release published Wednesday by NASCAR. pic.twitter.com/MFjFQlTpsi — Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) October 28, 2020“Hendrick Motorsports is a championship organization that has set a high bar for performance and for how drivers represent the team and its partners,” Larson said in a team release. Larson was reinstated by the organization earlier in October and will reportedly be allowed to race again starting in January of 2021. Larson reportedly did not know his audio was broadcasting out to other users on Twitch while he was streaming.
‘Primary Food Source Is Weed’: Sen. Hawley Rips Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Over New York Post Censorship Explanation
Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley slammed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday for censoring stories from the New York Post about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, saying Dorsey’s primary food source is marijuana. This level of idiocy confirms the widespread impression that Jack’s primary food source is weed https://t.co/EREVsyKLty — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 28, 2020The New York Post report alleges that Joe and Hunter Biden met with a Burisma executive in 2015. Twitter then started to censor the story on its platform that night and suspended multiple accounts who had shared the post. Twitter then suspended President Donald Trump’s official campaign account after it posted a video relating to the Post’s report. (RELATED: ‘Who The Hell Elected You?’ — Ted Cruz Criticizes Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey For Censoring NY Post, Denying The Platform Impacts Elections)The Senate Judiciary Committee, which Hawley is a member of, is also planning on questioning Dorsey about censorship, as well as Zuckerberg at a later date.
Scottish Hate Crime Bill To Prosecute People Who Use Hate Speech Even While Home
A hate crime bill in Scotland is stirring up controversy after the Justice Secretary said “hate speech” in the home must be prosecuted. Artists and journalists could also be in trouble should the bill become law, with Yousaf saying they shouldn’t be able to stoke tensions under the guise of free speech. The change comes after the original bill had a lower threshold that would nab offenders whose behavior was “likely to” stir up hatred, according to The Times. General Secretary Calum Steele agreed with the federation’s sentiment, noting the bill could “cost” free speech. Amanda Miller, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said the bill could be risky.
60 Charged In Scam That Took $300 Million From Elderly Victims
60 people have been charged in connection with a phone scam that stole $300 million from more than 150,000 elderly and vulnerable people across the country, the Associated Press reported. According to the indictment, scammers used a network of fake magazine companies and convinced victims to pay large amounts of money for subscription services, the Associated Press reported. Employees allegedly called victims on the phone and used deceptive tactics to trick them, such as pretending to be a representative from the victim’s existing magazine subscription offering a lower price. The operation was the largest elder fraud scheme in the country, U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald said. According to the indictment, the scam went on for 20 years.
Apple Developing Search Engine As Google Comes Under Antitrust Scrutiny: Report
Apple has ramped up development of its own search engine technology as antitrust U.S. and European Union regulators scrutinize Google, according to a Financial Times report. The Silicon Valley tech giant has subtly started the transition away from its reliance on the Google search engine, The Financial Times reported. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Google on Oct. 20 over the company’s alleged anticompetitive tactics, which bolster its search technology, according to The Wall Street Journal. Among the allegations, DOJ prosecutors said Google uses ad revenue to pay Apple billions of dollars to make Google the default search engine on Apple devices. “Although these firms have delivered clear benefits to society, the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google has come at a price,” the House report said.
Beijing Operatives Hired Ex-NYPD Sergeant To Surveil Chinese National In New Jersey, Government Says
The defendants allegedly engaged in a harassment campaign against a Chinese national living in New Jersey who Beijing wanted brought back to mainland China to face prison time. A government complaint says that the Chinese agents hired a private investigator, Michael McMahon, to surveil the target. According to the government’s complaint, the co-conspirators targeted a Chinese national living in New Jersey with threats to force him to return to China to face prison time. Wray and Demers said that the effort to track down the Chinese national was part of “Operation Fox Hunt,” a Chinese government-led campaign to track down Chinese dissidents living in other countries. But he said that Beijing also uses the operation to hunt down dissidents and critics of Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party.
REPORT: Daryl Morey To Sign 5-Year Deal As President Of Philadelphia 76ers
Former Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey will reportedly sign a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers to oversee the franchise’s basketball operations. Morey’s deal as President of the 76ers will last for five years, according to a report published Wednesday by Shams Charania of The Athletic. Sources: Former Rockets GM Daryl Morey will sign a five-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers as soon as this weekend to run the franchise’s basketball operations. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 28, 2020“Sources: Former Rockets GM Daryl Morey will sign a five-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers as soon as this weekend to run the franchise’s basketball operations,” Charania tweeted. “For me, it was just a great run,” Morey told ESPN at the time.
GOODMAN: Rejecting The Media ‘Gatekeepers’
Lesley Stahl, a Hall of Fame media veteran, opted to continue the show’s history of reporter-centric investigative journalism by sculpting questions to reinforce it. The Media Research Center released an empirical study showing just how much the media has fed into this. Yet t he president may win reelection despite it all because the public distrusts the media more than ever before. A Gallup poll in August reinforced what we already sensed: 84% of Americans blame the media for the nation’s divisiveness. Adam Goodman is a national Republican media strategist and columnist.
Michigan Couple Reportedly Caught Red Handed Stealing More Than $2 Million In Unemployment Money After Posting Instagram Photos
A couple in Michigan was reportedly caught redhanded stealing unemployment money after posting photos to Instagram of the things that they were buying with the money, according to Fox11. Detroit couple charged with stealing unemployment money after conspiring with worker https://t.co/hohl95r1GU — Michigan Business (@michiganbiz) October 28, 2020The couple from Detroit, Michigan would reportedly post photos of a brand new car, new jewelry, and Louis Vuitton accessories that they had purchased, according to Fox11. Brandi Hawkins, a former state contractor who worked at the Michigan Unemployment Agency would reportedly push the couples fraudulent unemployment claims through the system. Back in July, Hawkins was charged for stealing $2 million in unemployment fraud, according to ABC 12. (RELATED: New Unemployment Claims Decrease To 860,000, Beating Predictions)If the couple ends up convicted, they could be looking at serving time for several years in prison.
Man Arrested For Hacking Voter Database, Changing Governor’s Address
Florida officials announced Wednesday that a man was arrested for hacking a voter database and changing the address of Republican Gov. Guevara was also accused of accessing the voter information of U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Ron DeSantis went to vote, only to learn that someone had changed his address in the state’s voter registration database. “There has been no breach to the Florida Department of State’s systems.” (RELATED: Judge Refuses To Extend Florida Voter Registration Deadline After Computer Meltdown)“We encourage voters to check their voter registration for accuracy. Every eligible Florida voter will have the ability to cast a ballot and every ballot will be counted.
Demi Lovato Picked To Host 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards Show
People’s Choice Awards show. “Demi Lovato is an international icon and we cannot wait for her to host the 2020 E! People’s Choice Awards,” Jen Neal, General Manager of E! Demi Lovato to Host 2020 People’s Choice Awards https://t.co/Fo4JZjx0Ac — Variety (@Variety) October 27, 2020The comments came after E! People’s Choice Awards will take place Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m.
Stores Looted Amid Dodgers World Series Celebration In Downtown LA
Multiple stores and an 18-wheeler trailer were looted amid the Los Angeles Dodgers World Series win celebration Tuesday night. Police arrested eight people and reported injuries to three Los Angeles Police officers, according to NBC Los Angeles. (RELATED: The Dodgers Win The World Series After Beating The Rays In Game 6)The Dodgers won the World Series for the first time in 32 years. The last time the Dodgers won a World Series was against the New York Mets in 1988. pic.twitter.com/6d4muukUyR — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 28, 2020“I know you want to celebrate like everybody else, but let’s do it properly, let’s do it the way the Dodgers did, with pride in themselves and pride in our great city,” Scully said in the video.
Trump Says Federal Authorities Are ‘Looking Into’ Philadelphia Shooting Of Walter Wallace
The federal government is investigating the fatal officer-involved shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday. While authorities are looking into the case, Trump criticized leaders in Philadelphia for what he described as “allowing” rioters and looters to run rampant in the city. (RELATED: Mississippi Police Arrest Suspect In McDonald’s Drive-Thru Shooting That Left One Dead)Trump said that the federal government is looking at the killing of Walter Wallace in Philadelphia, but he condemned the riots and looting that have followed. Big crowd gathering at Malcolm X park in West Philly this evening following Monday’s police-involved shooting/death of Walter Wallace Jr. pic.twitter.com/0oNgYB1jUB — Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) October 27, 2020Officers fatally shot Wallace on Monday. Video evidence shows Wallace was armed with a knife at the time, which police say he repeatedly refused to drop.
Germany, France Imposing New Lockdown Restrictions As Coronavirus Cases Surge
Germany announced increased coronavirus restrictions Wednesday and France is expected to do the same as coronavirus cases in Europe spike, the Associated Press reported. Restaurants can serve take-out food and unlike the first wave of coronavirus restrictions, schools and stores will remain open. Germany reported 14,964 new daily cases Tuesday, a record number. The total number of confirmed cases in Germany is 449,275, the Associated Press reported. French President Emmanuel Macron is planning to host a televised address Wednesday following French doctors’ calls to impose new coronavirus restrictions.
New Orleans Saints Player Juwan Johnson Tells His Wife He’s Playing In His 1st NFL Game In Heartwarming Video
New Orleans Saints receiver Juwan Johnson is slated to play his first game Sunday, and the moment he told his wife was awesome. Johnson posted a video to TikTok of him informing his wife Chanen that he was suiting up for his first NFL action this Sunday against the Bears. Saints WR @juwanplease told his wife Chanen he was going to play in his first NFL game. This reaction ?? pic.twitter.com/lkws1oZ5yf — B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) October 27, 2020Yeah, I think we found the best video on the internet today. (@chanenjohnson) on Feb 19, 2020 at 11:42am PSTLet’s all hope Johnson tears it up in his NFL debut this Sunday.
‘Repeal Section 230!’: President Trump Criticizes Big Tech For ‘Suppression’ Of Biden Email Story
President Donald Trump attacked Twitter and other big tech companies Tuesday, tweeting that big tech has supplanted freedom of the press with “suppression of the story.”Trump’s tweet was posted as the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hold a hearing with the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google. So much has been learned in the last two weeks about how corrupt our Media is, and now Big Tech, maybe even worse. So much has been learned in the last two weeks about how corrupt our Media is, and now Big Tech, maybe even worse. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz grilled Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on his company’s handling of the New York Post articles. Ted Cruz owned this.
‘I Will Not Tolerate Any Beard-Shaming’: Jack Dorsey’s Quarantine Look Steals The Show At Tech Hearing
If I wanted to be lied to by Jack Dorsey, I could just read his tweets. pic.twitter.com/uRQsPShLpO — Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) October 28, 2020Jack Dorsey’s beard is the least unwise part of his appearance this morning so far. — Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) October 28, 2020on a lighter note… jack dorsey’s beard?!? Reason senior editor Elizabeth Nolan Brown described Dorsey’s “Rasputin beard” as “awesome.” (RELATED: Chris Wallace Presses Gretchen Whitmer On Biden Business Dealings: ‘It Sure Sounds Like Influence Peddling’)I can’t be the only one who thinks Jack Dorsey’s Rasputin beard is awesome? Everyone tempted to mock Jack Dorsey’s pandemic beard/vibe: walk over to a mirror right now.
Iran Reportedly Beginning New Construction On Nuclear Site, New Photos Show
Iran has started construction at a nuclear facility in Natanz, according to satellite photos released Wednesday and reported by the Associated Press (AP). New photos from San Francisco’s Planet Labs, Inc. reveal the nuclear site cleared away with construction equipment present, the AP reports. Iranian spokesman Alireza Miryousefi told the AP that “nothing in Iran regarding its peaceful nuclear program is being done in secret,” saying that the Islamic Republic was still fully complying with the Iran nuclear deal. Satellite photos show Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility. President Donald Trump’s administration has carried out a campaign of “maximum pressure,” reinstating heavy sanctions on Iran after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, per previous reporting.
Dallas Police Respond To Absurdly Realistic And Graphic Halloween Decorations
Police in Dallas have had to respond to an incredibly bloody and realistic Halloween setup. According to the Dallas Observer, Steven Novak’s insane Halloween decorations have resulted in the police showing up to his house “multiple times.” (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)Why? (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet)I’d also panic if I thought I’d walked into a mass murder situation. Then, I realized I’d walked into a very elaborate Halloween setup. — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) October 19, 2020Without a doubt, Novak has one of the greatest Halloween decorations setups that I’ve ever seen.
Senate Republicans Release Coronavirus Documentary, Hope To Change Messaging On Virus Response
The Senate Republican Conference on Wednesday released the first of a five-part documentary series, which it intends to use to take back the messaging around the government’s coronavirus response effort. The documentary, entitled “The Invisible Enemy,” gives viewers an inside look at how Senate Republicans responded to the coronavirus outbreak. Produced by the Senate Republican Conference (SRC) communications team, the documentary includes sit-downs with seven Republican senators including Sens. Senate Republicans are committed to beating this virus, and are racing towards a vaccine” (RELATED: Senate Democrats Block Republican’s COVID-19 Relief Bill)WATCH:“The Invisible Enemy” was produced to defend Republicans who have been criticized by Democrats in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election. The Republican senators alleged that the Democratic impeachment effort shifted Congress’s attention away from the increasing threat of the virus.
Post-Game Stat Correction Takes $1M Betting Prize From Sports Gambler
A sack being turned into a tackle in the fourth quarter of Monday’s Rams v. Bears game left a bettor without a million dollar prize. Rob Huntze had believed he had won $1 million before realizing a sack had been taken away from the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN. Stat change costs man $1M prize on MNF game https://t.co/ojVEDF1JF4 pic.twitter.com/7L2aO5qIf4 — ESPNChicago (@ESPNChicago) October 28, 2020“Heartbreaking on many levels,” Huntze told ESPN. Then to also realize it probably should have been considered a sack, but the NFL just decided it wasn’t. Five other entries ended up splitting the $1 million prize, ESPN reported.
Latest Poll Shows Biden Opening Gargantuan 17 Point Lead Over Trump In Wisconsin
The latest polls show former Vice President Joe Biden holding a large advantage over President Donald Trump in Wisconsin and extending his lead in Michigan with less than a week to go before Election Day. Data published Wednesday by The Washington Post and ABC showed Biden leading Trump by 17 points among likely voters in Wisconsin (57-40), while the Ipsos/Reuters poll — also published Wednesday — gives Biden a 9 point advantage among likely voters in the same state. (RELATED: Trump Campaign Increases Campaign Ad Spending, Focuses On Critical Battleground States)Biden’s lead in Michigan is smaller but still significant. Biden leads Trump nationally by 7.2 points, according to the average. A survey published Monday by the University of Wisconsin showed Biden holding additional advantages among early Rust Belt voters.
‘Who The Hell Elected You?’ — Ted Cruz Criticizes Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey For Censoring NY Post, Denying The Platform Impacts Elections
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticized Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday for censoring stories from the New York Post about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. As you know, I have long been concerned about Twitter’s pattern of censoring and silencing individual Americans with whom Twitter disagrees,” Cruz said. Why did Twitter make the decision to censor the New York Post,?” Cruz asked Dorsey. “Today, right now, the New York Post is still blocked from tweeting, two weeks later,” Cruz continued. The New York Post report alleges that Joe and Hunter Biden met with a Burisma executive in 2015.
Jeff Flake Films Biden Campaign Ad: ‘Our Country Will Be Better For It’
Former Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake filmed a campaign ad for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, insisting the United States “will be better” if President Donald Trump is defeated. “I’ve been a conservative Republican my entire life,” Flake said in the ad released Wednesday. “I’ve never before voted for a Democrat for president, but this year, principle and conscience require me to do just that. I’m voting for Joe Biden.”WATCH:“Who will best restore decency and civility to the White House?” Flake continued. Kasich and Flake are reportedly being vetted by the Biden campaign for potential cabinet positions should the former vice president win the presidency.
EXCLUSIVE: Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson Won’t Call Tony Bobulinski To Testify Before Election
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson will not call Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski to testify before the November 3 elections, the Daily Caller has learned. The Biden family has not yet disputed this information. Johnson interviewed Bobulinski on Friday, saying after he hopes Bobulinski will speak to the Senate Homeland Security Committee as soon as possible, something Bobulinski said he would be willing to do in his interview with Carlson. However, Johnson will not call on Bobulinski to testify in front of the committee before the November 3 elections. “Senator Johnson appreciates Mr. Bobulinski’s forthrightness regarding his first-hand account of the Biden family’s business dealings,” the Johnson spokesperson continued.
Miles Taylor Lied On TV Back In August About Being ‘Anonymous’
Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff, Miles Taylor, lied about being “Anonymous,” the unnamed writer of the New York Times op-ed that criticized President Donald Trump while apart of his administration. Back in August, CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Taylor if he knew the identity of the “Anonymous.”(RELATED: Former Homeland Security Staffer Miles Taylor Comes Forward As ‘Anonymous’)“I’m not. So, no,” says @MilesTaylorUSA, when asked by @AndersonCooper if he is the author of the op-ed book written by someone called Anonymous. pic.twitter.com/sPjs4OoAnp — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 21, 2020Taylor revealed he was the anonymous NYT op-ed writer Wednesday in a statement on Twitter and Medium. It’s time for everyone to step out of the shadows,” Taylor wrote.
Man Arrested For Brandishing Knife, Baton At Trump Rally
A man was arrested by Maine police after reportedly brandishing a knife and a baton at a Wednesday campaign rally for President Donald Trump. Wade Betters of the Bangor Police Department said according to the Associated Press. Republican South Dakota Gov. Beitzell told the Associated Press that the incident began when he flipped off a Trump bus from about 50 yards away. One of the men was a South Dakota police officer, but Beitzell said that he refused to show his badge when asked.
‘He Should Be Prosecuted’: Trump Reacts To Unveiling Of ‘Anonymous’ Op-Ed Author
Trump criticized Taylor in tweets hours after Taylor came forward as the op-ed’s author on Twitter. His op-ed detailed what he called a “resistance” within the Trump administration made up of officials attempting to thwart Trump’s policies. Trump called Taylor a “low level lowlife” and a “sleazebag” during his Tuesday evening rally in Arizona. Trump tells this Arizona rally that Anonymous aka @MilesTaylorUSA “should be prosecuted.” — Josh Wingrove (@josh_wingrove) October 28, 2020Who is Miles Taylor? (RELATED: ‘Disgruntled Employee’: Trump Responds To Taylor’s Biden Endorsement)The Trump administration initially vowed to investigate and discover the op-ed’s author, but the investigation never came to fruition.
REPORT: Brad Pitt’s Relationship With Model Nicole Poturalski ‘Totally Over’
Actor Brad Pitt and model Nicole Poturalski’s relationship is reportedly “totally over.”Pitt and Poturalski were first linked in August and it was reported that the pair met at a restaurant owned by Poturalski’s husband, according to a report published Wednesday by Page Six. Brad Pitt spotted with German model Nicole Poturalski https://t.co/By97aaAkTu pic.twitter.com/rECgAIlL8g — Page Six (@PageSix) August 26, 2020“It was never all that serious as it was cracked up to be,” a source told Page Six. The model and Pitt were spotted heading to the actor’s french chateau that he shares with his estranged almost-ex-wife Angelina Jolie. I wish Pitt and Jolie would work out their divorce stuff so I can stop hoping they’ll reconcile and get back together. I also think it’s great for Pitt to be dating, but clearly this whole thing with Poturalski was never going to work out.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Can’t Think Of Any Liberal Who Has Been Censored
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were unable to think of any liberal person or entity that has been censored by either platform during Wednesday’s Senate hearing on big tech censorship. Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee asked Zuckerberg and Dorsey to name “one high-profile person or entity from a liberal ideology” that was barred off either platform. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey really struggled when asked to list a person or entity from the political left that Twitter or Facebook have censored. Lee then turned his attention to Twitter, asking Dorsey if he could provide an answer for the same question, according to Fox News. “Well, we can give a more exhaustive list, but again, we don’t have the political ideology of our accounts,” Dorsey said.
Police Officer Killed In Cockfight After Blade Slices Femoral Artery
A police officer in the Philippines was killed by a rooster after trying to break up a cockfight, an official announced Tuesday. The roosters gaff, which is a sharp blade attached to the animals leg for fighting, managed to cut through Lieutenant Christine Bolok’s thigh and cut his femoral artery, according to BBC. Seven fighting cocks were confiscated, per the same report. “It was an unfortunate accident and a piece of bad luck that I cannot explain,” Apud said. Typically cockfighting was only allowed in licensed cockpits during Sundays and legal holidays, according to PNA.
The World Series Gets Horrible TV Ratings For The Dodgers Winning The Championship
The Los Angeles Dodgers winning the World Series got pretty poor TV ratings Tuesday night. According to ShowBuzzDaily.com, the sixth and final game in the series against the Rays averaged 12.627 million viewers on Fox as the Dodgers won the title. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Los Angeles Dodgers (@dodgers) on Oct 27, 2020 at 11:31pm PDTFor comparison, the Nationals winning the title in 2019 in game seven had an average of more than 23 million viewers, according to SportsMediaWatch.com. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Los Angeles Dodgers (@dodgers) on Oct 27, 2020 at 10:03pm PDTWhy are ratings so bad for the MLB and other sports leagues? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Los Angeles Dodgers (@dodgers) on Oct 27, 2020 at 8:39pm PDTEither way, the MLB needs to figure things out quickly to make sure the ratings bounce back in 2021.
Body Camera Footage And 911 Tapes In Walter Wallace Shooting Will Be Released
Authorities will release the body camera footage and 911 tapes involved in the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. “in the near future,” the Associated Press reported. Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw said authorities would release the footage and tapes after speaking with Wallace’s family, according to the AP. When they arrived at the scene, they encountered a man with a knife who was told repeatedly to drop the knife, according to police. (RELATED: More Than 30 Arrested After Riots Erupt In Philadelphia Following Alleged Police Shooting Of Man With Knife)Protests and riots began within hours of the shooting. He had bipolar disorder and was in crisis during the time of the shooting, his family said, according to CNN.
Florida Man Who Killed Police K-9 Sentenced To 25 Years
A Florida man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison for killing a police K-9, among other charges, FOX 13 reported. Circuit Judge Gilbert Feltel Jr. sentenced 19-year-old Jhamel Malik Paskel to 5 years for killing Fang, a policeK-9, and to 20 years for charges including armed carjacking and kidnapping, the report added. Paskel’s attorney asked the judge for leniency because Paskel was 17 at the time, FOX13 reported. Paskel also apologized, saying he is “a man ready to take responsibility.”“I would like to offer my apologies and condolences to Officer Herrera for not only the killing of his K-9 partner Fang, but his best friend,” Paskel said last week. Matt Herrera, the K-9’s partner, described the events leading to Fang’s death, according to the FOX affiliate.
Sen. Bernie Sanders Calls For Police Responsible For ‘Murdering’ Walter Wallace Jr. To Be Prosecuted By Justice Department
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday on Twitter that the police “responsible for murdering” Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia should be “arrested, investigated, and prosecuted by the Justice Department.”Walter Wallace should be alive today, and our thoughts are with his loved ones. The police responsible for murdering him in front of his mother instead of getting him the medical attention he needed should be arrested, investigated, and prosecuted by the Justice Department. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 28, 2020“Walter Wallace should be alive today, and our thoughts are with his loved ones,” Sanders said in the tweet. The federal government is “looking into” the fatal officer-involved shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday. Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced Wednesday that authorities will release the body camera footage and 911 tapes involved in the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. “in the near future.”
Tiger Allegedly Responsible For 8 Deaths Trapped In India
A tiger that has been blamed for the deaths of at least eight people was captured Tuesday near the village of Sindi in the Rajura and Vinur forest reserves in India by the Central Chanda Forest Division. The tiger — identified as RT-1 — had killed eight people and injured three in the Chandrapur district of India in the last 20 months, per MSN. “This time, we ensured that the door shut on the tiger as soon as it entered the trap … it (the door) got firmly stuck in the groove below,” Mundhe said. Had the forest department not been able to apprehend the feline, the tiger may have been killed due to growing political dissatisfaction with the situation, according to the Times of India. The tiger has been moved to the Chandrapur Transit Treatment Centre, and it will likely be moved to the Gorewada Zoo in Nagpur in the near future to undergo observation.
Miles Taylor Bragged About Donating Most Of His ‘Anonymous’ Book Royalties — But We Have No Idea How Much Money He Actually Kept
Miles Taylor, the formerly anonymous Trump administration staffer behind writings that criticized the president, said he would donate a portion of his book revenue, but never specified how much he would keep. Taylor also anonymously wrote a book, titled “A Warning,” with a more in-depth attack on the president. My statement: https://t.co/yuhTgZ4bkq — Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020The book was described as “a shocking, first-hand account of President Trump and his record,” the Associated Press reported. Taylor said a portion of sales from the book, which stood as both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal no. (RELATED: Former Homeland Security Staffer Miles Taylor Comes Forward As ‘Anonymous’)“That’s why I’m writing this note — to urge you to speak out if you haven’t,” he wrote.
‘You Better Apologize For That!’: Rudy Giuliani Threatens To Walk Out During Interview With Fox Business Network Anchor
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani demanded an apology Tuesday and said “I think our interview is now over,” after a Fox Business Network host suggested he was acting like Christopher Steele. You better apologize for that,” Giuliani told Lisa Kennedy after the host questioned his description of material that has allegedly been found on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Steele was the former MI6 agent who prepared a largely discredited dossier for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Hunter Biden has not denied leaving his laptop with the computer repair shop. I think our interview is now over.”Giuliani continued, “Christopher Steele is a criminal.
Study Finds LeBron James Most Influential Celebrity On Voting Issues Ahead Of Election
A news study finds that LeBron James has been the most influential star on voting issues when it comes to 2020 election cycle. And proud of everyone who is getting out there and voting for the first time and early! (RELATED: LeBron James Calls Colin Kaepernick A ‘Generational’ Athlete)Pop star Taylor Swift came in second with 13 percent followed by Johnson at 9 percent and Winfrey with six percent. According to the report:Overall, 12 percent of voters reported that an entertainer or athlete influenced their thinking regarding the election. Influence is higher among Black voters (28 percent), Hispanic/Latino voters (20 percent), LGBTQ (17 percent), Gen Z and Millennials (both 17 percent).
EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS: Police Unable To Handle Philadelphia Looters As Businesses Get Ransacked
PHILADELPHIA — Police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were unable to handle swarms of looters Tuesday evening as parts of the city devolved into unrest following an officer-related shooting Monday. Speeches turned to marching in the early evening, and west Philadelphia remained tense but largely peaceful, according to reporters on the ground. Reporters saw few interactions between police and looters, with looters almost always successfully fleeing the scene. Philadelphia police commanders called the evening on Aramingo Avenue “a total loss,” according to CBS3 reporter Joe Holden. After looters fled the area for the last time Tuesday, large bouts of destruction would remain on Aramingo Avenue.
PHOTOS: The Aftermath Of Widespread Looting In Northern Philadelphia
People gathered at strip malls in northern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday morning to board up buildings and to clean up the aftermath of looting that occurred late Tuesday night. Looting occurred in seven districts, according to the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management. Around 1,000 people participated in the widespread looting, according to the Philadelphia Police Department. The owner of a Jiffy Lube on Aramingo Ave. told the DCNF that looters stole his tools from the shop. A neighboring auto shop manager said that looters cut the safe out of the Jiffy Lube and stole it.
‘Change My Vote’ And ‘Hunter Biden’ Appear Together In Top Google Search Trends — What Does It Mean?
Matthew Weil, the director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Elections Project, spoke with the Daily Caller’s Samantha Renck about the uptick in people searching if they can change their vote, the potential impact on the election and more. Google trends showed an uptick in searches for the phrases “change my vote” and “Hunter Biden” following the second and final presidential debate. The president responded to the trend Tuesday morning via Twitter by encouraging people to change their votes if possible. “In most states this is not an option,” Weil said in reference to whether people can change their ballots. “It’s an option in a select few states,” such as Pennsylvania.
Parent Groups Call On Education Department To Launch Civil Rights Investigation Into Critical Race Theory At Public Schools
Two parent-run groups wrote a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to launch a civil rights investigation into the critical race theory training at some public schools in Virginia. Loudoun County Public Schools spent $422,500 in taxpayer funds for critical race theory training for staff and $314,000 in 2019 for social justice “coaching”, West Nova News reported in September. “It is imperative that the Department of Education investigate LCPS’s misguided and illegal use of critical race theory as a remedy,” the letter said. Critical race theory is becoming orthodoxy in public schools. PACT and NLTE called on the Education Department to launch a Title VI investigation to determine whether the district violated the Civil Rights Act and President Donald Trump’s directive that ordered all critical race theory training at federal agencies to cease and desist.
Former Homeland Security Staffer Miles Taylor Comes Forward As ‘Anonymous’
“Anonymous,” the unnamed author who, while part of President Donald Trump’s administration, wrote a New York Times op-ed sharply criticizing him, revealed his identity Wednesday as Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff to a former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Taylor also authored “A Warning,” a book that anonymously criticized the president from the perspective of a member of the Trump administration. Taylor revealed his identity Wednesday in a Medium post. “I saw Donald Trump prove he is a man without character, and his personal defects have resulted in leadership failures so significant that they can be measured in lost American lives,” Taylor wrote. My statement: https://t.co/yuhTgZ4bkq — Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020Taylor left the administration in 2019 and has publicly criticized Trump and the administration for months.
6 Days Out — Here’s Where The Election Stands
With six days until Election Day, President Donald Trump is campaigning in swing states across the country in an effort to close Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s lead. Trump held three rallies Tuesday across the Midwest, traveling to Lansing, Michigan, West Salem, Wisconsin and Omaha, Nebraska. Biden leads Trump by 9.2 points nationally, and by nine and 8.1 in Wisconsin and Michigan. In Pennsylvania, the third Rust Belt state that Trump won in 2016, Biden leads by 5.3 points, according to FiveThirtyEight. The Biden campaign’s stops in traditionally conservative states reflect its push to expand the electoral map beyond just the upper Midwest.
EXCLUSIVE: Senate Committee Successfully Verifies All Bobulinski Materials Reviewed To Date
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has been successful in verifying all materials reviewed so far from Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski, the Daily Caller has learned. Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson will not call Bobulinski to testify before the November 3 elections, as the committee is working to review all the information provided to the committee by Bobulinski. The Biden family has not yet disputed this information. Johnson interviewed Bobulinski on Friday, saying after he hopes Bobulinski will speak to the Senate Homeland Security Committee as soon as possible, something Bobulinski said he would be willing to do in his Tuesday interview with Carlson. All information provided to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee by Bobulinski will continue to be reviewed.
This Maverick Pollster Had Trump Ahead In 2016. Here’s Why He Has Him Ahead In 2020
The Trafalgar Group was one of the only pollsters in the country to predict President Donald Trump’s 2016 wins in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Four years later, it is one of only two major polls in the country that has Trump up against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden nationally. Here’s why.
‘Misleading The Public’: Backlash Builds Against NYT For Hyping ‘Anonymous’ Author Miles Taylor As ‘Senior Administration Official’
The New York Times faced a wave of criticism Wednesday for hyping former “Anonymous” author Miles Taylor, a former Homeland Security staffer, as a “senior” Trump administration official. Taylor, who revealed his identity Wednesday, wasn’t even an agency chief of staff at the time he wrote the op-ed. “I also didn’t realize the definition of ‘senior administration official’ could be *this* expansive,” noted Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. Journalists criticized the New York Times Wednesday for over-hyping the unnamed author of “Anonymous” — Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff to a former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. (RELATED: Former Homeland Security Staffer Miles Taylor Comes Forward As ‘Anonymous’)Donald Trump is a man without character.
Costco Pulls Milk Over Allegations It Was A Product Of Forced Monkey Labor
Costco pulled the popular Chaokoh coconut milk made in Thailand off the shelves after allegations surfaced that the company uses forced monkey labor. Monkeys are then responsible for “twisting heavy coconuts” until they fall off, all while chained to metal collars, per PETA. “No kind shopper wants monkeys to be chained up and treated like coconut-picking machines,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said, according to Fox Business. “Costco made the right call to reject animal exploitation.”Costco said “until Chaokoh stops using chained monkeys as coconut-picking machines” they will no longer purchase the milk, per the same report. (RELATED: Appeals Court Rules Against Monkey In Copyright Case)However, Theppadungporn Coconut Co., Ltd. (TCC), the manufacturer and distributor of Chaokoh, dismissed similar allegations four months ago, according to Fox.
Here Are The Biggest Public Health Policy Flip-Flops During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been the leading authorities during the coronavirus pandemic, yet they keep contradicting themselves.
Here’s How The Media Is Describing Violence In Philadelphia
Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace, Jr, on Monday and violence, riots and looting erupted in the city within hours, numerous sources reported. Much of the media has been reluctant to use terminology that would indicate rioting rather than protests with heightened tension, despite what has appeared to unfold in Philadelphia. Steve Keeley of Fox29 reported that 11 people were shot while looting, and “looters were shooting looters.”11 people shot while looting in Philadelphia so far since last night. The Philadelphia Inquirer said that “tensions flared between officers and demonstrators” while “scattered looting broke out.” “Police and demonstrators skirmished . The first day of “demonstrations and looting left shops damaged and at least 30 officers injured,” the article says.
Hillary Clinton To Vote As Member Of New York Electoral College, Despite Wanting To Abolish It
2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton said Wednesday during an interview that she will represent New York as an electoral college voter in the 2020 election. “I’m sure I’ll get to vote for Joe [Biden] and [Sen. Kamala Harris] in New York. So, that’s pretty exciting,” Clinton told the show, according to the New York Post. (RELATED: 6 Days Out — Here’s Where The Election Stands)In 2017, Clinton told CNN that it was time to abolish the electoral college. The Supreme Court ruled this summer that states can require electors to vote in line with their state’s voters.
Ivanka Turns Heads In Gorgeous Black Coat On Campaign Trail In PA
Ivanka Trump definitely turned heads Wednesday when she stepped out in a gorgeous coat while on the campaign trail in Pennsylvania. (RELATED: Ivanka Turns Heads In Gorgeous Yellow Plaid Skirt Suit)She completed the terrific look with loose hair, black pants and black high heels. In a post later shared on Instagram, Ivanka shared several pictures from the day as she reminded voters in the state that Trump was counting on the state to get four more years. “¡Gracias Miami!” Ivanka captioned her post showing her wearing a pretty short-sleeve white dress and heels, along with a handful of pictures from the events. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Oct 27, 2020 at 7:09pm PDTThe first daughter’s fashion sense is always on point as has been noted numerous times before.
Police Identify Airline Passenger Who Allegedly Urinated On Woman As North Carolina Pastor
Authorities have identified the person that allegedly urinated on a woman during her flight with Delta Airlines as a Pastor from North Carolina, the New York Daily News reported. The owner of the Loves Wins Ministries, Daniel Chalmers, from Raleigh, was seen urinating on a fellow passenger according to the New York Daily News. Beverly then began to scream, according to the police report, “She then noticed that Mr. Chalmers urinated on her and she started screaming”. “I’m a pastor, that is out of my character and I didn’t do it,” Chalmers told authorities. The pastor at first said he was not intoxicated, but then admitted to having “a few drinks” while on medication, according to the New York Daily News.
Thousands Of Rally Goers Stuck Outside In Freezing Cold After Trump Rally, 30 People Required Medical Attention
Thousands of Trump supporters in Omaha, Nebraska, were left stranded in the freezing cold Tuesday after shuttles from the rally to the nearby parking lots were delayed. President Donald Trump departed from his rally aboard Air Force One around 9 p.m. while crowds dispersed around 12:30 a.m., according to NBC News. “We need at least 30 more buses,” an Omaha police officer just said, shaking his head at the chaotic cluster that is unfolding. — Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) October 28, 2020At least 30 people, including elderly rally attendees, a family with young kids and someone who used an electric wheelchair all required medical attention after waiting hours in the cold at the rally, per NBC. (RELATED: President Trump Pleads With Suburban Housewives To Vote For Him After He Sends Their ‘Husbands Back To Work’)“Supporters of the President were brought in, but buses weren’t able to get back to transport people out.
‘Really Weird People’: Josh Hawley Rips Power Of Big Tech’s ‘Modern-Day Aristocracy’ To Suppress Speech
Fireworks from the proceedings included Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz harshly criticizing Dorsey for stating that such censorship does not impact elections, a clip of which Fox News host Tucker Carlson played before introducing Hawley. “What did we learn today?” Tucker asked. WATCH:“Well, we learned that the tech companies are gonna keep doing this,” Hawley responded. “Where one tiny group of, in Jack Dorsey’s case, really weird people control what we’re allowed to say, what we’re allowed to share, who’s allowed to report on what. It’s just absolutely ludicrous.”Hawley called it a “modern-day aristocracy” that will continue “until Congress stops it,” but ended the segment by lamenting that Congress “isn’t focused on doing anything” on the issue.
Girl Scouts Delete Social Media Posts Congratulating Amy Coney Barrett
The official Twitter account of the Girl Scouts of America deleted posts Wednesday on Twitter and Facebook that congratulated Justice Amy Coney Barrett for becoming the 5th woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court. This is not the place to debate partisan politics.”However, CNBC recorded several thousand comments, many critical of the Girl Scouts’ post. She does not support women’s rights at all.” A third woman wrote of Barrett: “She goes against so much of what Girl Scouts stands for — very disappointed in this. — Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) October 28, 2020“Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court,” the post read. Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization.
Miles Taylor Tells Chris Cuomo Trump Wanted To ‘Gas, Electrify And Shoot’ Migrants
Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff and CNN contributor Miles Taylor told CNN host Chris Cuomo that President Donald Trump wanted to “gas, electrify, and shoot” migrants on the U.S. southern border Wednesday evening. What we’re talking about Chris is innocent women and children who are seeking a better life in the United States, fleeing violence and persecution. And the commander in chief is telling us he wants to gas them,” Taylor responded. Taylor revealed Wednesday that he was the anonymous writer of the New York Times opinion piece that criticized President Donald Trump while a part of his administration. (RELATED: Former Homeland Security Staffer Miles Taylor Comes Forward As ‘Anonymous’)
Pennsylvania Secretary Of State Kathy Boockvar Orders Late Ballots To Be Held Separate Until Supreme Court Weighs In
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar ordered Wednesday that mail-in ballots received after Nov. 3 will be kept separate from all other ballots in case the Supreme Court rules the ballot extension is unconstitutional. “The Secretary continues to defend the extension to ensure that every timely and validly cast mail-in and absentee ballot is counted,” the guidance read. However, the guidance notes that because the issue is still pending before the Supreme Court, county boards of elections must keep mail-in ballots received after 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 3 through 5:00 p.m. Nov. 6 “separate and segregated” from all other ballots. However, the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked this month in a 4-4 ruling that allows Pennsylvania to count ballots even if they do not have a postmark through Nov. 6. “I reluctantly conclude that there is simply not enough time at this late date to decide the question before the election,” Alito wrote.
‘I’m A Bed-Wetter’: Juan Williams Admits He’s Worried About Election Outcome
Fox News contributor Juan Williams said Wednesday that he was worried about the outcome of the presidential election. “Juan Williams, I think you would agree that the race is a little closer than the polls would suggest, don’t you?” Watters asked. “Offense in Delaware?” Watters laughed. “Delaware is right there next to Pennsylvania and Delaware —” Williams pushed back. “Because Nevada is right next to Arizona,” Watters laughed.
Love Regime Change Wars? You’re Going To Love Joe Biden
One of President Donald Trump’s most striking departures from conservative orthodoxy was his explicit opposition to the military adventurism that defined his immediate Republican predecessor President George W. Bush.
‘Coward’ … ‘Liar’ … ‘Clown’ — White House Senior Staff Pile On Former DHS Chief Of Staff Miles Taylor’s Coming Out As ‘Anonymous’
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany issued a scathing statement in response to former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor’s Wednesday admission revelation that he is the infamous “Anonymous” Trump administration official. “President Trump is focused on leading the great American comeback and keeping his promises to the American people,” McEnany wrote. Miles Taylor? — Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) October 28, 2020I rolled my eyes so hard I nearly tipped backwards. To paraphrase Andy Warhol: In the future, everyone will be a Senior Admin Officials for 15 minutes.
Kevin McCarthy Wants Media To Wait To Call Election Winner ‘Until Every Polling Center Has Closed’
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants all major media outlets to wait to call the 2020 election winner “until every polling center has closed,” McCarthy said in a letter to outlets Wednesday. And understandably, the competition within the media to be the first to deliver those results is intense,” McCarthy wrote. Any media organization that declares a winner of the presidential election before polling centers have closed will unquestionably disenfranchise Americans who have not yet voted,” he added. Media that declares a winner of the presidential election before polling centers close will unquestionably disenfranchise Americans who have not yet voted. I wrote a letter to the heads of major news orgs to request patience in calling a winner until all polling centers close.
Daily Caller Reporter Shelby Talcott Recalls Looting In Philadelphia On ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’
Daily Caller media reporter Shelby Talcott joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday evening to discuss her firsthand account of the mass looting in Philadelphia that broke out after the Monday death of Walter Wallace Jr.“The protest started out in West Philly which is where Wallace Jr. was killed, and that situation was very tense, but not overly violent,” Talcott told Carlson. “Then about 10 miles away was where all the looting actually occurred. I think simply a bunch of opportunistic individuals who realized that these protests could be used to loot and steal and destroy parts of the city, and that’s exactly what we saw.”Carlson followed up by asking, “Where were the cops?” (RELATED: The Aftermath Of Widespread Looting In Northern Philadelphia)WATCH“Police officers were there,” Talcott noted. (RELATED: Daily Caller Reporter Shelby Talcott Talks About Being Assaulted By Protesters On Ingraham’s Fox News Show)“She essentially said they were understaffed, there were too many people in Philadelphia and they didn’t seem to be doing all that much,” Talcott concluded. Following the death of Wallace Jr., mass rioting and looting broke out across northern Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday night resulting in over 30 arrests.
‘Baffled And Deeply Bothered By This’: Tucker Carlson Says ‘Damning’ Hunter Biden Documents ‘Vanished’
Fox News host and Daily Caller cofounder Tucker Carlson said Wednesday that confidential documents related to Hunter Biden “vanished” en route to him. Carlson said that he had asked a producer to ship the documents — which were reportedly related to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his family — to him in Los Angeles, where he was preparing to interview Biden associate Tony Bobulinski. Carlson hinted that the documents his source provided might shed more light on the situation, but as he said during Wednesday’s show, they never arrived in Los Angeles. “So we texted a producer in New York and asked him to send those documents to us in LA, and he did that. “But the Biden documents never arrived in Los Angeles.”By the next morning, Carlson said the shipping company — which he did not name — said that the package had been opened and the contents had disappeared.
‘We’ve Heard That Line A Lot’: Martha MacCallum Fires Back At Pete Buttigieg Over ‘Spreader Event’ Claim
(RELATED: Pete Buttigieg Defends Biden, Says Barrett Confirmation Violates ‘The Spirit Of The Constitution’)WATCH:“Obviously you couldn’t have more different schedules,” MacCallum said as she turned the question to Buttigieg. Joe Biden was in Delaware. We’re also not taking anything for granted, which is why you’ll continue to see Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and folks like me out there pounding the ground. “As you say, this is a very competitive race so may turn out that less is more,” MacCallum said. “I’m not even sure those visits from Donald Trump are really helping him, right?” Buttigieg said with a smile.
‘I Was Out Of My Tree’: Chelsea Handler Admits Trump Hate Led To Assaulting Conservatives In Airports
Comedian Chelsea Handler admitted Wednesday that her hatred for President Donald Trump got to be so extreme that she assaulted conservatives in airports. “I’m curious, how specifically did therapy help you to deal with your rage against Trump?” she asked. “Then I’d run back in and go, ‘Do you want your daughter to have rights, because she won’t?’ and then I’d run out,” Handler continued. “Now, Trump supporters, I don’t have anything to say to them anymore at this juncture,” she added. Handler concluded that her therapy had been helpful in part because it brought her to the realization that, while she did hate Donald Trump, what she was angry about was a childhood experience that she had not dealt with.
ROGER STONE: Here’s How Trump Could Still Pull Off A Historic Upset On Election Day
As we approach Election Day, President Trump has the odds stacked against him, but victory may in fact be at hand. With increased violence against and harassment of Trump voters, many Trump voters will simply not tell a pollster over the telephone that they are going to vote for the president. In one single week of September, the Trump campaign celebrated volunteers knocking on more than 500,000 doors in swing states. If President Trump had these votes previously, it can be reasonably assumed that he could win them back. This means the Trump campaign or the RNC must also spend additional resources on turning out votes that previously would have already been tabulated by Election Day.
Here’s How Latino And Hispanic Voters Could Determine The 2020 Election
A shift in Latino and Hispanic voter support in a number of key states could help determine whether or not President Donald Trump is reelected in 2020.
Postal Service Put To Test By Fox News Ahead Of 2020 Election. It Doesn’t Go Well.
But millions of Americans have already voted by mail in the 2020 presidential election: 48,370,696 to be exact, according to Elect Project at the time of publishing. With the COVID-19 pandemic still running rampant, many Americans have decided that posting their ballots through the United States Postal Service (USPS) is the safest way to go. Fox’s test included some other interesting information, including how long the envelopes took to arrive. In New York, envelopes were mailed from locations within almost 70 miles of the destination. The envelopes sent to New York from California ironically traveled the greatest cross-country distance of all of the test ballots, but arrived in the least amount of time of any in that same group.
Joe Biden Rumored ‘Basement Strategy’ Really IS His Actual Campaign Plan
In September, Trump wrote: “Basement Biden is no longer playing well in the polls!”And just this week during a raucous campaign speech, Trump had a field day mocking the 77-year-old Democratic presidential nominee. One thing, I did five, six and sometimes seven of these in one day those last few days,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Now, it turns out, the Biden Basement Strategy really IS real. Somebody said it’s strategy, it’s not, because really strategy would be coming out,” Trump said in New Hampshire. Perhaps Joe’s basement strategy will work out.
SHAPIRO: Blaming Trump For COVID Is Dems’ Anti-Fact Religion
Until COVID-19 hit, President Donald Trump was on a glide path to reelection. The narrative that Trump is responsible for COVID’s death toll, then, is a religious argument, not a factual one. It is reliant on a perverse view of the universe by which Trump is responsible for all evil, a miasmatic orange Satan haunting the land. And, the theory goes, if Trump is excised, COVID will be controlled by someone with a steadier hand. But so long as Trump is labeled the true scourge, rather than COVID, Trump will pay the political price.
Ep. 636 - We All Know Joe’s Corrupt
636 - We All Know Joe’s CorruptThe Michael Knowles Show | Oct 28th, 2020A whistleblower exposes deep corruption in the Biden family, “can I change my vote?” trends on Google, and a wife becomes a lesbian to stay married to her transgender husband.
Expensify CEO Tells 10 Million Customers To Vote For Biden Or Face Possible ‘Civil War.’ Clients Pummel Him.
If you are a US citizen, anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy. The trend couldn’t be more clear: Biden wants democracy, Trump does not. A vote for Trump is to endorse voter suppression, it really is very basic. A vote for Biden is a vote for democracy. Or based on the ruthlessness of their voter suppression?
Life during the Communist era in Czechoslovakia – Prague Blog
Czechoslovakia’s political decisions were dictated by the Soviet Union, and the country continued to rely on the Soviet Union even during the 1980s. Horáková, the only woman to be executed, was said to have organized a plot to overthrow the Communist regime. Farmers: Enemies of the StateFarmers, especially wealthy ones referred to as “kulaks,” were enemies of the Communist regime. Applicants were accepted into university if they had working class backgrounds, supported the Communist regime and had participated in Communist youth organizations. The mediaAlso controlled by the government, the media was a mouthpiece for the Communist regime.
Ep. 590 - If You Elect Democrats, You Get The Chaos You Deserve
590 - If You Elect Democrats, You Get The Chaos You DeserveThe Matt Walsh Show | Oct 28th, 2020Today on the Matt Walsh Show, rioting raged in Philadelphia for a second night, and spread to New York, DC, and elsewhere. This is what you get from Democrats: they sit and watch while their cities burn. He is not the only BLM martyr in the last few months to have a history of abusing women. And in our Five Headlines, an explosive Tucker Carlson interview with the man blowing the whistle on Biden family corruption. And for our Daily Cancellation, in perhaps my most deserved and necessary cancellation yet, I will be cancelling dancing.
Ep. 1125 - The Case Against Joe Biden
1125 - The Case Against Joe BidenThe Ben Shapiro Show | Oct 28th, 2020We go through everything you need to know about Joe Biden, from his personal history to his political history, from the Senate to the Vice Presidency, and from his corruption to his gaffes.
Chick-fil-A responds to recent events
News At Chick-fil-A, we know we have a role in moving all of us forward. ATLANTA (June 3, 2020) – Words are not enough, and they sometimes aren’t the right words, but we want to say something. Our hearts are breaking, for our black Team Members, Operators and Staff and all those in the Black community who are suffering and who have suffered for too long because of racism. At Chick-fil-A, we know we have a role in moving all of us forward. What I have come to understand is that they are tired of the violence, abuse and injustice.
Chick-fil-A CEO urges white people repent for racism by shining a black stranger's shoes
The CEO of Chick-fil-A has asked white Americans to repent for racism by shining the shoes of a black stranger after a dozen of his stores were damaged by protesters. While discussing the topic of repentance, he got up and began to shine Moore's shoes, suggesting it could be a path for white people to redeem themselves. The Cathy family, which owns Chick-fil-A, cites Christian values as part of their philosophy guiding their leadership of the company. 'Any white person who shines a black person's shoes because they're supposedly ashamed of racism should be ashamed of themselves,' another wrote. 'And any black man who allows an older (white) man to shine his shoes because of "racism" should be even more ashamed of himself,' the person added.
Ep. 985 - Here's the Deal
985 - Here's the DealThe Andrew Klavan Show | Oct 28th, 2020The Biden laptop tells us what we always knew - Joe Biden is venal and stupid. The mailbag, however, is righteous and wise.
Chick-fil-A Stops Giving to Salvation Army, FCA Amid LGBT Protests
Chick-fil-A has announced plans to end charitable giving to Christian organizations—including the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)—amid concern over LGBT backlash as the popular Christian-owned business expands beyond the US. The strategic shift has disappointed evangelicals who admired the chain’s stance and leaders at Salvation Army, who say its outreach supports members of the LGBT population facing homelessness and poverty. Officers in the Salvation Army, who are ordained as ministers, are asked to comply with its theological teachings on sexuality. “We serve more than 23 million individuals a year, including those in the LGBTQ+ community,” the Salvation Army stated. Conservative politician and commentator Mike Huckabee, who organized a campaign to support Chick-Fil-A amid pushback from LGBT advocates in 2012, said “Today, @Chickfila betrayed loyal customers for $$.
Jury acquits Pasadena man of murder, says he acted in self-defense on his property
Korwek told Dickinson he wasn’t welcome at his house. He testified he thought Dickinson was going to kill him after threatening to burn his house and hurt his mother-in-law. He called the police and told the operator he was armed. He told Dickinson the authorities had been alerted, that he was armed and said they could talk about things once he’d calmed down.
Aaron Sorkin & The Trial of the Chicago 7: Creator’s Strengths & Weaknesses
Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 makes the case for and against its creator. Sorkin speaks through Hayden:For the next 50 years, when people think of progressive politics, they’re gonna think of you. They’re gonna think of you and your idiot followers passing out daisies to soldiers . they’re gonna think of a bunch of . Really, the last time I got wrapped up in a Sorkin scene was when I was on my feet applauding his one truly iconic hero: Colonel Jessup.
Yahoo Reporter Yells At Sick President: ‘Do You Think You Might Be A Super Spreader?’
When President Trump, who spent three days at Walter Reed National Medical Center after being diagnosed with COVID-19, left the facility on Monday evening, the national media was there, waiting. Do you think you might be a super spreader, Mr. President?” Yahoo! “Journalism today is yelling a question at the President, getting ignored, and then tweeting about it as if you’ve accomplished something. Every last one of them fighting for Twitter retweets over an unanswered, ridiculous question,” wrote one person on Twitter. Journalism today is yelling a question at the President, getting ignored, and then tweeting about it as if you've accomplished something.
Trump Country billboard removed from downtown Nashua building
LAS VEGAS/WILMINGTON - With less than a week of voting left, President Donald Trump pushed ahead on Wednesday with mass rallies despite a U.S. surge in COVID-19 cases and mounting criticism that he is prioritizing his re-election above the health of his supporters.
Trump Has Condemned White Supremacists
You see these white supremacists coming out from under the rocks. So, contrary to Biden’s claim that Trump has “yet once to condemn white supremacy, the neo-Nazis,” in the course of two days, Trump did it twice. Trump, Aug. 15, 2017: I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally. Nor was that the last time Trump condemned white supremacy by name. But Biden went too far when he said Trump has “yet once to condemn white supremacy, the neo-Nazis.
Multiple People Stabbed Near Charlie Hebdo’s Former Office As Terror Trial Underway
At least four people have been stabbed near Charlie Hebdo’s former office in Paris on Friday, the site where an Islamic terrorist attack in 2015 left 12 people dead after the newspaper published images of the Prophet Mohammed. “Al Qaeda, the terrorist group, had recently issued new threats against Charlie Hebdo, which moved after the attack to highly secured offices elsewhere,” The New York Times reported. She blamed “an unreal level of hatred around Charlie Hebdo”. “Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, the two brothers who carried out the Charlie Hebdo attack, died in a shootout with the police north of Paris two days later. This story has been updated to include additional updates from today’s attack and additional background information from the 2015 terrorist attack.
INVESTIGATION: Portland’s Lewis & Clark College mandates racial segregation in orientation programming
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 27, 2020 — Last week, two U.S. senators called on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged racial segregation in American schools. Today, an investigation by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education reveals that Portland’s Lewis & Clark College also engaged in mandatory racial segregation in its first-year orientation program this fall. “Racial segregation is not only morally wrong, it’s illegal on our nation’s college campuses,” said FIRE Executive Director Robert Shibley. “Mandatory racial segregation isn’t wrong because FIRE or a professor finds it objectionable — it’s wrong because it means that your ethnicity alone determines the education you receive,” Shibley said. CONTACT:Daniel Burnett, Director of Communications, FIRE: 215-717-3473; media@thefire.orgWim Wiewel, President, Lewis & Clark College: 503-768-7680; president@lclark.eduTell Lewis & Clark to end its practice of racial segregation
Calls to boycott French products grow in Muslim world after Macron backs Mohammed cartoons
(CNN) Calls are growing in parts of the Muslim world to boycott French goods in protest after President Emmanuel Macron publicly defended cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, which are considered blasphemous in Islam . On Tuesday Saudi Arabia condemned the publication of "offensive" cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed but stopped short of calling for action against France. Amid the backlash, the French embassy in Ankara advised French citizens in Turkey on Monday to exercise caution and avoid public gatherings. Macron fiercely defended the right to display such cartoons in France at the memorial event for Paty. "We condemn publication of satirical cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed," Ayman Al-Safadi, Jordan's foreign minister, tweeted on Saturday.
Report: Murder Of French Teacher Leads To ‘Dozens’ Of Anti-Terror Raids, Arrests
A radical Islamist terror attack that left a French teacher dead has resulted in “dozens” of raids and more than 80 investigations into online “hate speech” tied to global terrorism networks and major terrorist organizations, including Hamas. It also seems to have exposed an extensive network of radical Islamists connected by the Internet. France’s interior minister told the Times of Israel earlier this week that authorities have conducted “dozens of raids” on evidence collected from Paty’s killer, 18-year-old Chechen Abdullakh Anzorov. “According to French newspaper Liberation, Sefrioui was known to French security services for his Islamist activities and anti-Semitic speeches,” the Times of Israel reported Tuesday. “French police on Monday raided the homes of ‘dozens’ of Islamist militants,” authorities said Monday.
Twitter CEO Shares And Raves About Article Calling For Dem Victory In Second ‘Civil War’
The article also does not acknowledge that the state has seen tens of thousands of residents leave annually for the last few years. This is a civil war that can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order,” Leyden and Teixeira asserted. Over the last few years, Twitter has banned a number of right-wing accounts that it says violate the site’s terms of service. If the country is in as dire of a position as the Medium article claimed, how can Dorsey not feel an obligation to help steer the country away from collapse?
Keith Raniere, Leader of Nxivm Sex Cult, Is Sentenced to 120 Years in Prison
Camila’s mother, brother and a sister also spoke on Tuesday, telling the judge that Mr. Raniere destroyed their once close-knit family. The father and oldest daughter in the family — who had a child with Mr. Raniere — are still supporters of him. Mr. Raniere had a sexual relationship with all three sisters in the family. In a speech before the court, Mr. Raniere, wearing blue prisoner clothes, maintained his innocence and said some of the victims were lying. “Where I am is caused by me,” Mr. Raniere said.
USPS put to the test by Fox News ahead of 2020 election
Fox News put the United States Postal Service to the test ahead of the 2020 elections. Out of the 100 envelopes sent by producers in each metro area, 20 were addressed to a post office box in lower Manhattan that was monitored daily. In New York, envelopes were mailed from locations within almost 70 miles of the destination. The Dallas metro area had some of the best in-state performance, but the envelopes that were sent cross-country took twice as long to travel as the envelopes sent from Los Angeles. Two of the envelopes sent from Dallas were also returned to sender, despite bearing identical postage to other envelopes that were successfully delivered to the intended address.
Walter Wallace Sr. denounces violence, looting in wake of son's death
Walter Wallace Sr. denounces violence, looting in wake of son's deathWalter Wallace Jr.'s father spoke out against the events that unfolded following the death of his son, who was shot and killed during an encounter with police on Monday afternoon.
Nxivm founder sentenced to the remainder of his life in prison
(CNN) Keith Raniere, founder of the company Nxivm , has been sentenced to 120 years in prison. Fifteen of Raniere's victims either spoke or had statements read at his sentencing in Brooklyn federal court, John Marzulli, a spokesman for the US Attorney's Office of Eastern New York, said. And I know now that it was false -- I was a child," her victim impact statement read. In a February email to a supporter, an incarcerated Raniere wrote that his prosecution was a "political, envy-driven, money-powered lie to destroy a community and keep me either incarcerated for life or otherwise 'disposed of,'" federal records show. Referring to Garaufis, who oversaw his trial, Raniere in an April phone call with a supporter said: "This judge needs to know he's being watched," prosecutors say.
NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere is sentenced to 120 years in prison
NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere has been sentenced to 120 years behind bars after a dramatic hearing where he was confronted by 15 of his victims. Toni Natalie, Rainiere's ex-girlfriend and survivor of the NXIVM cult, outside court TuesdayKristen Keefe gives a victim impact statement at the sentencing hearing in the sex trafficking and racketeering case against NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere as Raniere listensSupporter Marc Elliot speaks to reporters following the sentencing hearing Tuesday. Raniere founded NXIVM in Albany, New York, in 1998 and between then and 2017, recruited more than 17,000 people to it, promising them self-help. Raniere brandished the women who were part of DOS - a sub sect of NXIVM - with his initialsAllison Mack (left) is yet to be sentenced. Oxenberg ended up cooperating with prosecutors to put Mack and leader Keith Raniere behind barsShe maintains that everyone involved in NXIVM consented to their participation.
The Thought Leaders Issue: Jennifer Lawrence
This article appears in V127's Thought Leaders Issue, available for pre-order now. He does not represent my values as an American, and most importantly as a human being. The hope is to make Americans aware of the corruption in our government, so we can vote it out. Tamika Mallory is doing great work for the Black community with her organization Until Freedom. As a white American, I’m listening, learning and trying to show up as an ally.
NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison
Keith Raniere, who ran a cult-like group that kept women as virtual sex prisoners to service him in upstate New York, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday. Raniere was convicted on federal sex trafficking, racketeering and possession of child pornography charges last year for his role in the alleged sex cult called NXIVM (pronounced "nexium"). "Keith Raniere will not be able to victimize people anymore after today's sentence and we’re very grateful for that." NXIVM founder Keith Raniere speaks out ahead of his sentencing in an interview with journalist Frank Parlato and @DatelineNBC. Keith Raniere Keith Raniere Conversations / via YouTubeNXIVM is the subject of the HBO docuseries "The Vow," which is scheduled to feature Raniere in its second season next year.
Family Christmas gatherings that breach Covid rules will be broken up, PCCs warn
"We're getting very near the stage where you could see a considerable explosion of frustration and energy. Things are very on the edge in a lot of communities and it wouldn't take very much to spark off unrest, riots, damage." However, Ms Kennedy disagreed, saying: "I don't feel that we are on the brink of serious disorder, not at all. "The Government's always given the view and appearance of making the rules up at the last minute for the next headline and that's not good. That has been a constant frustration for the police, that they often know what the rules are after the public seem to know."
Jennifer Lawrence: Trump An ‘Impeached President Who’s Broken Many Laws’
I was a little Republican,” Lawrence said. “This is an impeached president who’s broken many laws and has refused to condemn white supremacy, and it feels like there has been a line drawn in the sand. I don’t want to support a president who supports white supremacists.”President Trump has denounced white supremacists and white supremacy multiple times. Lawrence then compared President Trump to President Obama, saying that “you would go days, maybe weeks, without thinking about the president because everything would generally be OK.”Jennifer Lawrence has been a frequent critic of President Trump throughout his tenure, both before and after the election. Obviously, I never claimed that President Trump was responsible for these tragic hurricanes,” she said in a Facebook post.
World Series 2020 -- The oddest of World Series ends with the most 2020 moment of the season
To Turner's left, gleaming, sat the World Series trophy. From the moment spring training started, the Dodgers were the favorites to win the World Series. He homered in the first inning of Game 3 of the World Series and again in Game 4. In that time, the World Series would be won. It will be the day the Dodgers won the World Series again, the day they delivered ecstasy to a city and history for themselves.
Costco drops Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor, PETA says
Don't expect to find coconut milk on Costco shelves on your next shopping trip. Costco follows Walgreens, Food Lion, Giant Food and Stop & Shop, who also stopped stocking brands of coconut milk including Chaokoh after PETA alleged that monkeys in Thailand were picking coconuts. PETA provided USA TODAY with a letter that Ken Kimble, Costco’s vice president and general merchandise manager of corporate food and sundries, sent to Newkirk. Costco being a major player should have an impact.”PETA lists on its website coconut milk products that it says don't involve forced monkey labor. Here's how to get a free Doritos Locos tacoFollow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko
Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner pulled mid-game during World Series win after positive Covid-19 test
(CNN) The World Series hadn't seen anything quite like it in what was the most extraordinary of finales that posed as many questions as it did talking points. Los Angeles Dodgers star Justin Turner had to be pulled in the middle of his team's World Series-securing Game 6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays after testing positive for Covid-19. Turner initially didn't join his teammates on the field for the post-game celebrations and tweeted: "Can't believe I couldn't be out there to celebrate with my guys!" However, he did eventually return to the field to celebrate, hugging his teammates, posing for photos with the roster and at times not wearing a mask, which has led to both the 35-year-old third baseman and the Dodgers organization coming in for criticism. "I don't think there was anyone that was going to stop him from going out [onto the field]," Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations, told reporters after the game.
AOC Has Already Changed D.C. It Hasn’t Changed Her Much.
So the Democratic Party has a role to play in this problem, and it’s like we’re not allowed to talk about it. We’re not allowed to talk about anything wrong the Democratic Party does,” she said. “No one gets all of his or her way,” Congressman Gregory Meeks, Crowley’s replacement as head of the Queens Democratic Party, told me recently. “That’s a kind of project that a lot of people think is a waste of time, but I don’t think it is,” she said. “This whole primary,” she went on, referring to the one Biden and Bernie are in, “is going to be about the soul of the Democratic Party.
Justin Turner Celebrates With Dodgers After Testing Positive for COVID
Justin Turner, the third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was pulled during the eighth inning of Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. The Dodgers won the game 3-1 to earn their first World Series championship in over thirty years, and Turner celebrated with teammates on the field after they completed their victory. Here’s an exclusive look at Justin Turner celebrating on the field after testing positive for COVID-19. His test from earlier today was then expedited, and when it came back positive, he was removed from the game. So proud of this team & unbelievably happy for the City of LA#WorldSeriesChamps — Justin Turner (@redturn2) October 28, 2020What would have happened if the Rays had forced Game 7?
AOC: Democrats Must Take Senate To Avoid Having To Be Bipartisan, I Will Push Biden Further Left
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted the American ideal of being bipartisan on Sunday, calling it “Republican manipulation,” adding that if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is elected that she will push him further left. “As you just noted, you disagree with him on a range of critical issues, not just fracking, but also health care. And you have made clear, including just a few minutes ago, that you intend to push him if he wins. But, in terms of my role, I believe that that has been my role. “And that has been my job since—and that has been a part of my role since I have been elected.”WATCH:AOC indicates she is going to push Biden as far-left as possible.
No Sen. Ocasio-Cortez: Crushed by Schumer and Gillibrand in poll
The likelihood of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousting either of New York’s senators has dimmed, with a new poll showing that she would get steamrolled by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in Democratic primaries. Zogby said that younger Democratic primary voters, New York City Democrats, and women could be targeted if the younger liberal activist ran. But Ocasio-Cortez scored well with younger voters and single women. The pollster’s bottom line:“Although Senators Schumer and Gillibrand are winning against Ocasio-Cortez in hypothetical Democratic primaries, the freshman congresswoman is performing well among younger voters and urban voters. Also, women were the most uncertain of the surveyed groups, which could give ‘AOC’ further leverage against heavyweights like Schumer and Gillibrand.”
AOC’s Next Four Years
Her Republican colleagues had, up until then, been civil. She told Yoho he was being rude and went into the Capitol to vote. “I want to thank him for showing the world that you can be a powerful man and accost women,” she told the House. AOC’s status as overnight sensation unsettled some in Washington. But “we are not used to seeing young women of color in positions of power,” says journalist Andrea González-Ramírez, an early chronicler of AOC’s rise.
Twitter Fact-Checking Trump’s Tweets, Using WaPo And CNN
On Tuesday, Twitter made it clear it will fact-check President Trump’s tweets, placing a warning under two of Trump’s tweets in which he slammed the use of mail-in ballots. The warnings read, “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” with a link to a site that said Trump’s facts were wrong as posited by “CNN, Washington Post and others.”Trump tweeted, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. No way!”….living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.”The site continued, “Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to ‘a Rigged Election.’ However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.
Ted Cruz Reams Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: ‘Who The Hell Elected You?’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) unloaded on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, slamming the actions that his platform has taken against conservatives. Cruz began his line of questioning by hammering Dorsey for claiming, without evidence, that Twitter does not have the ability to influence elections. Cruz noted that Dorsey’s response was “absurd on its face.”“As you know, I have long been concerned about Twitter’s pattern of censoring and silencing individual Americans with whom Twitter disagrees,” Cruz said. “But two weeks ago, Twitter … crossed a threshold that is fundamental in our country. WATCH:Following Twitter’s censorship of the New York Post’s bombshell reports two weeks ago, Cruz said that what the platform was doing amounted to election interference.
Jack Dorsey: Iranian Leader’s Tweets Questioning Holocaust Not ‘Misinformation’ Under Twitter Rules
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s decision to label some of President Donald Trump’s tweets as “misinformation” while refusing to take similar action against Iran’s ayatollah for questioning the Holocaust. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) hammered Dorsey over the perceived double-standard between how the platform treats Trump versus other world leaders. After all, because Iran’s ayatollah has done exactly this: Questioning the holocaust. And yet his tweets remain unflagged on Twitter’s platform.”Gardner then contrasted Twitter’s treatment of Trump with Twitter’s treatment of the Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Earlier this year, Twitter began flagging some of Trump’s tweets for allegedly spreading misinformation about mail-in voting.
Democrat Senator On Tech Censorship: ‘Anti-Conservative Bias Not A Problem,’ ‘Not Enough’ Censorship Happening
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) claimed during a Senate hearing with tech companies on Wednesday that “anti-conservative bias is not a problem” and that the issue is not that there is too much censorship going on, but that there is not enough. “The big tech business model, which profits ahead of people, is a real problem,” Markey claimed. “Anti-conservative bias is not a problem. Zuckerberg, when President Trump posted on Facebook that when the looting starts the shooting starts, you failed to take down that post. Related:The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
Billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is interesting in buying CNN, investment sources say
Billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is not in talks to buy CNN, despite speculation parent company AT&T could sell the network to offload massive debt. CNN is an asset that could be shed in the tough months ahead, analysts told Fox Business. While the reports were unconfirmed, Fox Business correspondent Charles Gasparino said the claims could be 'foreshadowing something might come in the future.' As well as seeking to get out of debt, AT&T is also thought to be reviewing the content production across its networks and is keen to shift away from anything 'controversial'. CNN declined to comment when contacted by the news station and AT&T told the network it has not received any interest from Bezos.
Is Jeff Bezos interested in buying CNN?
Rich Greenfield, a partner and media and technology analyst at independent research firm LightShed Partners, has tweeted in the past about the logic of Bezos buying CNN. “No one at AT&T has a problem with Turner Classic movies but they are worried CNN angers so many Republicans in Washington,” says one banker who has heard Bezos is interested in CNN. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREAnother factor in the banker-chatter of a CNN spinoff: The uncertain future of current CNN President Jeff Zucker. FOX Corporation is the parent company of FOX Business and Fox News. In order to cut costs, AT&T is also looking at a sale of DirecTV satellite continent distribution business, sources tell FOX Business.
Where Does Beto O’Rourke Stand On The Issues? Here’s Everything You Need To Know.
Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke served as a U.S. congressman from El Paso, Texas from 2013 – 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, O’Rourke previously served as mayor pro tempore of El Paso and as a member of the El Paso city council. O’Rourke is now seeking the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination, and has recently polled around fifth or sixth place. Economy: O’Rourke supports rigorous antitrust enforcement and a $15 federal minimum wage. O’Rourke supports universal health insurance coverage, but equivocates on whether “Medicare for All” is the best means to accomplish that end.
A Year Inside the Black Lives Matter Movement
“Some people assume Black Lives Matter is a violent organization, and we didn’t want to give that impression. “Black Lives Matter is not a racist group; anyone can join. There’s simply no equivalence between Black Lives Matter and a hate group. We brought youth workers, we brought medical doctors, we brought healers, we brought alternative media, we brought lawyers.” They also brought signs, some of which said “Black Lives Matter.” (Abdullah says around the time they went to Ferguson, Justice for Trayvon Martin changed its name to Black Lives Matter.) Ferguson protesters were photographed holding the signs, and over time media began referring to the protests as Black Lives Matter.
Concerned about election unrest, Beverly Hills will close Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills luxury retail mecca Rodeo Drive will be closed to cars and pedestrian traffic on election day and the day after, a move the city’s police chief calls a “proactive approach” to possible protests. WATCH: Police Chief Dominick Rivetti shares a message about Election Week in the City of Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills has been the site of peaceful protests both by Black Lives Matter demonstrators and supporters of President Trump. In August, supporters of President Trump took to the streets of Beverly Hills and faced off with a small group of counter-protesters in a skirmish. Beverly Hills police used tear gas to break up large crowds of protesters on June 13.
‘Anonymous’ Author Is CNN Contributor, Google Employee, Biden Supporter
The author of the controversial “anonymous” New York Times op-ed from two years ago is a CNN contributor and a Google employee currently on leave until after the presidential election. News broke that the “anonymous” author was Miles Taylor just minutes before Taylor confirmed it on his Twitter account. Another example comes from last week, when Taylor responded to Trump saying that Biden wanted to destroy American’s Second Amendment rights. “I wanna make something clear, I’m going to guarantee you this is not the last you’ve seen of [O’Rourke],” Biden said. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort.”“I’m counting on you.
Beverly Hills’ famed Rodeo Drive flooded by crowds; stores looted
More than 2,000 people came to Beverly Hills as part of a nationwide series of demonstrations, Keith Sterling, the city’s public information manager, told City News Service. Three Santa Monica Police Department vehicles were attacked between 6 and 7 p.m. at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Rodeo. Santa Monica police were assisting the Beverly Hills Police Department on a mutual aid request. A few police officers suffered minor injuries, Friedman told NBC4, adding the Beverly Hills Police Department will also receive assistance from departments in the Inland Empire. The Beverly Hills City Council held what it described as an “emergency meeting to discuss the current ongoing civil unrest within Los Angeles County” earlier Saturday.
WALSH: Black Lives Matter Isn’t Even Pretending To Care About ‘Police Brutality’ Anymore
Black Lives Matter and its allies have, in the last few months, almost entirely stopped talking about “unarmed black men” shot by cops. “They shot an unarmed black man!” was the cry. BLM is so desperate to find a reason to riot that they will take to the streets when armed black suspects are shot while charging at officers. They would rather cry out against the killing of an armed black man than an unarmed white man, like Daniel Shaver, who was shot while on his knees begging for his life. Black Lives Matter is not in the business of protesting police brutality, and never was.
Exclusive: “Borat” Star Jeanise Jones, Unemployed Grandmother, Was Paid Just $3,600 to Be In “Documentary” She Thought Would Never Be Seen in U.S.
Jeanise is winning over audiences as the heart and soul of “Borat 2.” That’s because unlike other “Borat” victims, she was not conned into making a fool of herself. That’s where Borat leaves Tutar with the aforementioned objects. Jeanise told me: “I totally believed she was 15 and that he had left her there with me. She told me she was being groomed to be Donald Trump’s mistress if she didn’t find another rich husband. She’s the moral center of a movie that’s earning millions.
We Don’t Have to Live Like This
The military and the small business sector are virtually alone in commanding consistent and high levels of trust across society. Team members are increasingly unable to explain the views of the other team, and team membership is largely driven by hatred for the other team. When we politicize all aspects of our society, we don’t elevate our politics; we drag everything else down to its level. The bigger challenge is rebuilding trust in our society and pushing back on the tide of politicization of everything. It starts with making this statement, clearly and repeatedly: we don’t have to live like this.
Billie Eilish, Halsey, Foo Fighters Align With Planned Parenthood Voting Campaign
Billie Eilish, Halsey, Foo Fighters, Haim, Katy Perry, Andre 3000, Kacey Musgraves, Nine Inch Nails, and Beck are among the hundreds of artists to align with Planned Parenthood’s We Need Every Voice get-out-the-vote campaign. Voting shapes our lives and has lasting effects,” the ad states. We can’t afford any further assaults on our reproductive freedom — our right to control our bodies. We need your voice.”The ad continued: “This election, more than any other, will determine our health, rights and our future. We need every voice.
‘Borat 2’ Babysitter Doesn’t Feel Betrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen, but Wishes She Were Paid More
The young girl, to the genuine concern of Jones, was led by her father to believe that women can’t drive and men have bigger brains. I haven’t seen it so I don’t know exactly what was cut out. No, I never thought about that because I didn’t know what kind of rights we had. It was a lie when he said that women can’t do this, girls can’t do that. Him, I don’t know.
‘Moral compass’ babysitter in ‘Borat’ movie feels ‘betrayed’
I’m thinking this is for real so I felt kind of betrayed by it,” she told The Post. Jones — who had never heard of Baron Cohen — was tasked with watching “Tutar,” who she was led to believe is 14 or 15 years old. “I was just kind of shocked and that it was that kind of movie,” Jones said, adding that she wished producers came clean earlier. Her pastor has said he believes Baron Cohen owes Jones an apology and to pay her better compensation for her role in the film. In the meantime, the pastor has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Jones, whom he calls the “moral compass” of the film.
Twitter, Facebook Censored Trump, Campaign 65 Times, Leave Biden Untouched
Twitter and Facebook have censored the president’s social media accounts and the accounts belonging to his re-election campaign at least 65 times. In contrast, the companies have not censored former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his campaign accounts. The Media Research Center’s Techwatch department analyzed two years of social media posts from Trump, Biden, and their respective campaigns. In addition, the Trump campaign was also suspended for sharing the controversial Hunter Biden emails story from the New York Post. FacebookFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a speech given at Georgetown University on Oct. 17, 2019 that Facebook would “continue to stand for free expression.” But since then, Trump and the Trump campaign have been censored on the platform five times.
WATCH: Jon Voight’s ‘Message Of Hope’: Trump Is A ‘Man Of Great Integrity,’ ‘A Man Who Took On Evil’
The actor went on to hail President Trump as a “man of great integrity” for how valiantly he has fought for the American people. “This is a man of great integrity, this is a man who held his head high, this is a man who took on evil and brought us to light,” continued Voight. This is what a man of great love does, a man that will protect his country to the end. With dignity, honor, respect, and love.”Voight concluded that President Trump’s leadership will earn himself a privileged position in the halls of history. A Message of Hope pic.twitter.com/juAOIr7VLX — Jon Voight (@jonvoight) May 4, 2020Voight has consistently praised President Trump’s leadership throughout his White House tenure.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: ‘We Haven’t Censored The U.S. President.’ Report Says Twitter Has Censored Trump 64 Times.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed during a Senate hearing on Wednesday that the platform has not censored President Donald Trump. A new study, however, claimed that Twitter censored the president 64 times and is “far and away the biggest offender” out of all the social media platforms. How many posts from Iran’s terrorist Ayatollah have you censored?” DORSEY: “Um.” BLACKBURN: “How many posts from Vladimir Putin have you censored?” DORSEY: “We have labeled tweets of world leaders. '”WATCH:Sen. Blackburn: "Looking at some of your censorings, you have censored Joe Biden zero times, Mr. Dorsey. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: "We have not censored the President.
Senate Democrats Back Constitutional Amendment to Undo Citizens United
The ruling they take issue with is 2010's Citizens United v. FEC, which lets corporations engage in political speech without facing extreme regulation. Last week, the entire Senate Democratic Caucus introduced a constitutional amendment to undo Citizens United. "Citizens United has damaged our democracy and allowed corporate money to flood our politics," claimed the California senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Twitter. Democrats pretend that ending Citizens United is about restoring transparency and fairness to political speech. (See also: "Our Presidential Cycle Shows Why Citizens United Was Decided Rightly" and "The Citizens United Backlash Threatens Basic Rights.")
Every Democrat in the Senate Supports a Constitutional Amendment That Would Radically Curtail Freedom of Speech
It would radically rewrite the constitutional treatment of political speech, allowing Congress and state legislatures to impose any restrictions on election-related spending they consider reasonable. But the Court overturned FECA's limits on spending by candidates and on independent spending by individuals and groups. The rationale for that conclusion is not, as critics often claim, that "money is speech." The Supreme Court has explicitly said that such equalization of speech is inconsistent with the First Amendment. But that goal is plainly at odds with freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Brett Favre: Poor NBA, NFL Ratings Show ‘Fans Clearly Do Not Want Political Messaging’ In Sports
Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Brett Favre blamed “struggling” ratings for professional sports on “political messaging” that has been infused into games. Favre appeared via video at a town hall with President Donald Trump on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s “America This Week” hosted by Eric Bolling. During the town hall, which aired Wednesday, Favre asked the president how professional athletes and teams can balance sports and social justice without losing their fan bases. “The NBA and the NFL are struggling with lower ratings as fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their sports, so how should the leagues support and promote an anti-racism position without becoming political and alienating fans?” Favre asked. Trump responded to Favre by saying that people want sports to remain about sports only.
7 Sports Figures Who Should Go Into Politics, and 5 Who Shouldn’t
Recently, Barkley had this to say about anthem kneelers: “The thing is, the national anthem means different things to different people. Because everybody has a preconceived idea for what I should do and what I shouldn’t do. Walker exudes class, something that’s missing from today’s politics, and he’s a legend in his home state. And he knows it, too, calling it “the biggest mistake I ever made.”Sports Figures Who Should Not Enter Politics1. Once he inevitably gets into politics, he’ll be a public meltdown waiting to happen.
Most majors won: Wins in men's professional golf events
Jack Nicklaus, considered by many to be past his prime in 1986, came from behind to win that year's Masters with a stirring back-nine charge. That was the Golden Bear's final major victory and the 18th of his remarkable career. Tiger Woods has won the second most majors in men's professional golf history with 15. He snapped an 11-year drought to win the 2019 Masters Tournament — his fifth green jacket — to pull closer to the all-time majors record. Here is the complete list of every professional golfer who has won a men's major.
US Election 2020: 'MAGA nuns' spotted at Trump rally in Ohio
Pamela Geller, a Trump supporter, tweeted: ‘The #MAGA nuns love Trump!’Three nuns wearing face coverings that read 'MAGA' are seen above at President Trump's rally in Circleville, Ohio, on SaturdayOne of the nuns held up a Bible while another held rosary beads. ‘It’s a pathetic attempt to grab up votes for a losing cause.’Another user tweeted: 'Not real nuns, he found them on craigs list. One Twitter user wondered if 'the nuns approve of him cheating on his pregnant wife with a porn star.' tweeted one Twitter userPamela Geller, a Trump supporter, tweeted: 'The #MAGA nuns love Trump!' 'Nuns with MAGA masks,' tweeted Charlie Spiering on SaturdayAnother Twitter user joked: 'Three nuns walk into a Trump rally...'Marie Oakes tweeted on Saturday: 'Nuns for Trump at #Ohio rally!'
Trump rally nuns say it is their 'joyful duty' to support anti-abortion President Trump
The nuns who attended a Trump rally in Ohio called it their “duty” to support any anti-abortion president. However, the preeminent issue is the intrinsic evil of taking innocent human life through abortion,” the Children of Mary told the Washington Examiner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci/APThe nuns attended the president's rally in Circleville, Ohio, on Saturday, which grabbed the attention of some in the media and others. Trump has highlighted his commitment to anti-abortion issues, becoming in January the first president to speak at the March for Life. In September, the president signed the Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children.
Three Nuns Stand Right Behind Trump At Rally Wearing MAGA Masks
On Saturday, three nuns attended a rally for President Trump in Circleville, Ohio, and stood behind him in the front row wearing MAGA masks. President Trump’s Administration issued guidance to enforce the requirement that taxpayer dollars not support abortion coverage in Obamacare exchange plans. Speaking at the Al Smith Memorial Dinner at the beginning of October, President Trump stated:From the very beginning of our republic, Catholics have uplifted and enriched our nation beyond measure. And the great Al Smith, the original “Happy Warrior,” — that’s what he was; he was a happy warrior. I consider myself to be a happy warrior, but it’s not so easy in these times.
Chick-Fil-A Went Woke Earlier This Year Amid Riots. That Didn’t Stop Looters From Hitting Their Store In Philadelphia.
Video of the incident showed numerous smashed-out windows at the Chick-fil-A, cash registers broken into, and numerous other items in the restaurant destroyed. Journalist Andy Ngo, an expert on tracking far-left extremism, wrote on Twitter, “I’m not sure what there is to loot at Chick-fil-a but rioters broke into one anyway at the BLM Philadelphia riot.”I’m not sure what there is to loot at Chick-fil-a but rioters broke into one anyway at the BLM Philadelphia riot. Christianity Today reported last November:Chick-fil-A has announced plans to end charitable giving to Christian organizations—including the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)—amid concern over LGBT backlash as the popular Christian-owned business expands beyond the US. The strategic shift has disappointed evangelicals who admired the chain’s stance and leaders at Salvation Army, who say its outreach supports members of the LGBT population facing homelessness and poverty. Earlier this year, amid the race riots that broke out following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy appeared to embrace the political Left’s stances on race issues.
‘Looters Were Shooting Looters’: 11 People Shot In Philadelphia Overnight During Riots
As riots spread in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania following the police-involved shooting of a knife-wielding suspect, 11 people were shot while looting businesses. “11 people shot while looting in Philadelphia so far since last night. ‘Looters were shooting looters.’ ‘50 yr old man that had his car filled then was carjacked and had all his stolem stiff re-stolen from him’from @PhillyPolice on scene of looting tell FOX 29. At least 30 police officers were injured by rioters in the city as well, The Daily Wire reported. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
WATCH: Black Lives Matter Activists Reportedly Beat Journalist During Left-Wing Riots In Philadelphia
Black Lives Matter activists reportedly beat a conservative journalist in Philadelphia on Tuesday night as he was on the ground covering the crimes that they were allegedly committing. Blaze Media reporter Elijah Schaffer said that he was jumped by “Black Lives Matter protesters” after he went into a store to see what was happening inside. “BLM looters jumped our reporter @ElijahSchaffer while he was covering the riots in Philadelphia,” The Blaze wrote on Twitter. “Rite-Aid was one of 30+ stores completely looted in Philadelphia,” Schaffer wrote in a tweet that included a video. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
‘Rapidly Gone Downhill’: ‘Violent’ Riots ‘With Looting’ Rock Philadelphia
CBS Philadelphia reporter Joe Holden reported that law enforcement officials said the situation that unfolded last week was a “total loss” and had “rapidly gone downhill.”Phila. Police commanders say the situation has “rapidly gone downhill” along Aramingo Ave. — a “total loss,” they say, from looting. pic.twitter.com/gmcsebGLDJ — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 28, 2020Footage from inside a Philadelphia business shows looters destroying the place within seconds during the BLM riot. pic.twitter.com/yz81zf8E6j — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 28, 2020BLM rioters break into a @TMobile phone store in Philadelphia and begin looting it. Video by @Julio_Rosas11: pic.twitter.com/7dftWBTEE2 — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 28, 2020Philadelphia rioters and looters destroying the inside of a Dollar Tree.
Father Pleads For Calm As Philadelphia Erupts Again In Riots, Looting Over Fatal Police Shooting
Philadelphia exploded in violence Tuesday night after the death of Walter Wallace Jr., who was fatally shot by police on Monday. Law enforcement is an incredibly dangerous occupation, and thousands of officers have given their lives in the line of duty. The Trump Administration stands proudly with law enforcement, and stands ready, upon request, to deploy any and all Federal resources to end these riots. But that devolved into violent riots and looting of stores across the city. Related: ‘Rapidly Gone Downhill’: ‘Violent’ Riots ‘With Looting’ Rock PhiladelphiaThe Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
‘Death To America’: Left-Wing Rioters Tag, Destroy Businesses During Widespread Looting
Rioters tagged a Bank of America with “Death to America” graffiti and destroyed numerous other stores during the second night of widespread rioting and looting in the Democrat-controlled city of Philadelphia, video shows. “A Bank of America’s windows were smashed and tagged with ‘death to America’ while a black person was still in it! Similarly, during rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, back in August, rioters screamed “Death to America” and burned the American flag. WATCH: A bank of America’s windows were smashed and tagged with “death to America” while a black person was still in it! Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
Tucker Carlson Releases Alleged Audio Of Biden Allies: If ‘Story’ Is Verified ‘It Blows Up Big Time’
This audio is very new.”Carlson played the following alleged audio files:Rob Walker: I just think that if somebody comes out now and verifies the story, it blows up big time. WATCH:?? #Tucker just played NEW audio of Biden confidante Rob Walker telling Tony Bobulinski that "if somebody comes out now and verifies the story, it blows up big time." James Gilliar added that things are "escalating" and their business dealings were "on the front pages." pic.twitter.com/j45Mu9ORvV — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 29, 2020“Also on that call, Tony Bobulinski pleaded with his partners to just tell the truth,” Carlson continued. Instead of lying, Rob Walker and James Gilliar can come out and admit what happened—Hunter Biden was selling access to his father.
‘Confidential Documents’ Obtained By Tucker Carlson On Biden Family Go Missing, Report
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on his show Wednesday night that confidential documents that his show received from a source about the family of Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden have gone missing. “So, on Monday of this week, we received, from a source, a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. “So, we texted a producer in New York and we asked him to send those documents to us in L.A., and he did that. “Tuesday morning, we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing. The documents had disappeared.”“Now, to it’s credit, the company took this very seriously and immediately began a search,” Carlson said.
World Series Proved It…Woke Sports Are Unwatchable
As a sports fan, it pains me to say this: I watched not one inning of the 2020 World Series. The Tampa Bay Rays’ instant classic walk-off Game 4 win drew 8.95 million viewers, the second-lowest viewership in World Series history — ahead of only Game 3’s 8.2 million. For contrast, remember that only four short years ago, Game 7 between the Cubs and Indians peaked at 49.9 million viewers. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment. Get inside access to The Daily Wire by becoming a member.
Crenshaw Rips Twitter’s Dorsey: ‘Partisan And A Hypocrite’
Not a single Democrat Senator defended free speech or freedom of the press today.” He concluded, “This should terrify Americans.”Biggest take away from the big tech hearings: 1) Jack Dorsey is a partisan and a hypocrite. Not a single Democrat Senator defended free speech or freedom of the press today. Dorsey, is Donald Trump a world leader?” DORSEY: “Yes.” BLACKBURN: “Okay, so it would be important for world leaders to have access to your platform, correct?” DORSEY: “Correct.” BLACKBURN: “And so, why did you deny that platform via censorship to the U.S. president?” DORSEY: “We haven’t censored the U.S. president.” BLACKBURN: “Oh yes you have. How many posts from Iran’s terrorist Ayatollah have you censored?” DORSEY: “Um.” BLACKBURN: “How many posts from Vladimir Putin have you censored?” DORSEY: “We have labeled tweets of world leaders. And of course, for about a hundred years, foreign sources have been trying to influence U.S. policy and U.S. elections.
WATCH: Rioters Threaten, Assault, Chase Jewish Residents: ‘Synagogue Of Satan’
The man also seems to refer to the Jewish men as “Amalek” on multiple occasions. “This ain’t y’all fight,” the Jewish men are told. One answers, “We’re just showing solidarity.”The protesters grow angrier, telling the Jewish men they are “staring s***” and screaming at them to “walk.”“Get the f*** out! As they begin to leave, a Jewish man in a red t-shirt is shoved by one of the protesters. One protester, seemingly pleased that the Jewish men are chased away, says people are “waking up” and yells about the Book of Revelation and the “synagogue of Satan.”WATCH:Black Lives Matter rioters in Philadelphia threaten, assault, and chase out Jewish residents claiming "you don't live here" and call them members of the "Synagogue of Satan."
WALSH: BLM Is Making A Martyr Of Yet Another Man Convicted Of Abusing A Woman
If you’re keeping track at home, that makes three recent BLM martyrs with a history — in two cases confirmed, in one case very credibly alleged — of brutalizing and abusing women. We could also add to the list Ricardo Munoz, the man shot by Lancaster police after charging at them with a knife. Though he did appear to be an equal opportunity felon, stabbing men and women alike. More from Matt Walsh: Black Lives Matter Isn’t Even Pretending To Care About ‘Police Brutality’ AnymoreThe views expressed in this opinion piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
Arguably Top Golfer In History Announces Presidential Endorsement: ‘This Is Not A Personality Contest’
Jack Nicklaus, arguably the top golfer in history, released a statement late on Wednesday night announcing that he is endorsing President Donald Trump for re-election. “Through the years, I have been blessed to personally know several Presidents on both sides of the aisle,” Nicklaus began. “They gave their son—my father—the opportunity to pursue his education and his American Dream. I was taught strong family values and worked hard to pursue my own dreams—my own American dream. “This is not a personality contest; it’s about patriotism, policies and the people they impact.
Girl Scouts Deletes Post Congratulating Barrett, Honoring All Women Of SCOTUS, After Backlash
The Girl Scouts of America has deleted a Wednesday social media post that congratulated Justice Amy Coney Barrett for becoming one of only five women in U.S. history to be appointed to the Supreme Court. In a statement on social media, the Girl Scouts explained that the post was deleted because it was viewed as a political statement, instead of as simply congratulatory. “Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. “Girl Scouts of the USA is a non-political, nonpartisan organization. We are here to lift up girls and women,” said Girl Scouts.
MN GOP Senate Challenger Posts Optimistic Message After Hospital Discharge: ‘Now Let’s Go Win’
Earlier I was discharged from the hospital in Hibbing & I’m on my way home to Woodbury. I want to thank Dr. Smith & the entire ICU staff for a successful surgery & stellar care. Now let’s go win this damn campaign. The dr. has said Jason’s surgery was successful & he’s optimistic Jason will be discharged within the next couple days. The Daily Wire is one of America’s fastest-growing conservative media companies and counter-cultural outlets for news, opinion, and entertainment.
‘A Joyful Duty’: MAGA Mask Nuns Unapologetic For Supporting Trump Because Of His Abortion Views
The three purple-clad nuns who made headlines for appearing in MAGA masks behind President Donald Trump during his Saturday rally in Circleville, Ohio, maintained that they have a duty to support any president who opposes abortion. As The Daily Wire reported:On Saturday, three nuns attended a rally for President Trump in Circleville, Ohio, and stood behind him in the front row wearing MAGA masks. Two of the nuns clutched rosaries, and the third, standing between them, held out a copy of the Bible. During his presidency, Trump has proven to be one of the most staunchly pro-religion, pro-life presidents in history. They will change it.”Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is a practicing Catholic, has been rebuked by some Catholic clergy for his abortion views.
BREAKING: Police In Philadelphia ‘Discover Van Loaded With Explosives, Suspicious Equipment,’ Report Says
Law enforcement officials in Philadelphia have reportedly launched an investigation into a vehicle that was discovered containing explosives and suspicious items, which comes as the city is rocked by left-wing anti-police riots and widespread looting. “Action News has learned that police recovered propane tanks, torches and possible dynamite sticks from the van,” ABC 6 reported. “The bomb squad is on the scene at this hour.”#BREAKING : Phila Police discover van loaded with explosives, suspicious equipment at Logan Circle in Center City. Their role will be to safeguard property, prevent looting, and provide operational and logistical assistance to @PhillyPolice and other departments. “At least 90 people have been arrested and at least 30 police officers have been injured as tensions erupted in West Philadelphia,” ABC 6 reported.
Coronavirus Lockdowns Are The Epitome Of 21st Century Privilege
The fear that drives people to religious zeal for COVID restrictions is a product of a 21st century Western privilege that makes unexpected death even in old age seem morally unacceptable. The Fairfax County, Va. teachers union is reportedly petitioning the school board and superintendent to postpone all in-person learning until August 2021. COVID-19 has an estimated 95 percent survival rate for those older than 70, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Its victims on average have a handful of years left to live: the average life expectancy in Florida is 79.7 years, while the average age of those who die with COVID is about 76 years. Case in point, Trump’s encouragement not to fear the virus was criticized as “offensive” by a woman who lost her 95-year-old grandfather to the virus.
Big Tech Censorship Is Driving These Moms To Trump
The five other moms rolled their eyes, utterly not shocked that Big Tech was functioning as their all-knowing nanny again. If Big Tech’s censorship goal is to turn users into political lemmings, these moms with two to seven kids in tow and ranging from age 29 to 48 aren’t having it. “Big Tech censorship makes me feel like thought control and manipulation is the end goal,” one mom later messaged me. “To be honest, I didn’t believe censorship was happening until it happened firsthand to me,” one young Latina mom shared. She eventually felt that she had to “choose a side” and ended up choosing the party that was always on the wrong end of Big Tech “errors” and censorship.
The Battle For The Supreme Court Is Far From Over
While Barrett’s confirmation is seen by many conservatives as a victory for working moms, originalism, the unborn, and America’s future, the battle for the Supreme Court is far from over. Biden Or Not, Court Packing Is On the AgendaIf elected, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will pack the Supreme Court. His consistent and defensive refusal to answer questions from reporters, presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace, and Trump about adding justices speaks for itself. By adding carefully selected justices to expand the Supreme Court beyond nine justices, the Democrats are ensuring that they will be able to enact unpopular left-wing policies that can be backed by an intentionally slanted court. While the battle may seem like it is nearing the end because there are three relatively new “conservative” justices on the Supreme Court, including an upstanding woman of character, it’s actually just beginning.
Democrats Worked Hard To Put Barrett On The Supreme Court
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is now Justice Amy Coney Barrett, replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Reid is not the only Democrat to have worked hard on Barrett’s behalf — indeed, the Democratic Party’s actions during both the Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings played a pivotal role in making the new Supreme Court. Never had a candidate for the presidency been so clear in his intentions for the Supreme Court. To that end, President Trump did his job by selecting Gorsuch a week after his inauguration. When President Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, the stakes were a little higher for Democrats.
There's No Going Back To 'Normal.' The GOP Is Changed Forever
Republicans who don’t like Trump want to go back to 'normal,' but the old GOP is dead. The reality is we are never going back to “normal.” The old Republican Party is dead. The Old GOP Is DeadIn 2016, Trump hijacked the Republican Party. Many mainstream Republicans still don’t understand this, but no other GOP candidate was going to win in 2016. The people in Trump’s party are risk-takers and wealth-builders, and they truly live the American ideals of independence and free thought.
The U.S. Has Neither Systemic Voter Fraud Nor Voter Suppression
Bipartisan attacks on our nation’s institutions and the integrity of our electoral processes create the appearance of consensus that our government is illegitimate. Some conservatives now appear willing to join in undermining our electoral systems, largely out of a fear that voter fraud will deprive Trump of reelection. What few realize, however, is that this system also counterbalances election fraud. If there were evidence of systemic fraud, Trump surely would have presented it by now. All that said, significant risks of potential abuse exist in many states’ election systems, as I detailed in a report in August.
3 Strategies For Dismantling Digital Totalitarianism In America
If Americans want to protect the free flow and exchange of ideas and dismantle digital totalitarianism in our country, we must act now. In other words: big tech companies are imposing digital totalitarianism on us, and we must take action to dismantle this tyranny and set ourselves free. Breaking Up Big TechFirst, the U.S. government should break up tech companies that have near-monopoly power. In his brilliant book “1984,” George Orwell warned us that this is how totalitarianism imposes mind control on people: by falsifying records and rewriting history. If Americans want to protect the free flow and exchange of ideas and dismantle digital totalitarianism in our country, we must act now.
DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Yale Is How To Win The Culture War
The U.S. Department of Justice has sued Yale for discriminating against Asians and white applicants in undergraduate admissions. This is an escalation on the culture war front and comes after a group of Asians sued Harvard University for discrimination. These are all ideas rooted in leftist critical theory, and in a normal world, these would be reason enough to not vote for him. Consider the Trump administration’s executive order banning critical race theory after the extensive investigations of a journalist named Christopher Rufo. Polls after polls have suggested that Americans disproportionately oppose any type of affirmative action and quotas based on critical race theory.
Another 'Resistance' Leaker Cashes In On Anti-Trumpism In CNN Contract
It’s why I wrote “A Warning”…and it’s why me & my colleagues have spoken out against him (in our own names) for months. Taylor joined CNN as a contributor in September, although the network has claimed it was unaware that Taylor was behind these particular anonymous writings from an anti-Trump federal bureaucrat. Ok, so is he still a CNN contributor now that we know he lied to CNN? https://t.co/xcwRjj2qth — Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) October 28, 2020The network has not said, however, whether Taylor will continue his role as a contributor following this week’s revelations. In August, Taylor was asked directly by CNN's Anderson Cooper whether he was Anonymous.
In An Effort To Take Control Of COVID Messaging, Senate Republicans Pivot To Documentary
Senate Republicans produced a five-part mini-documentary on the pandemic aimed at highlighting the party’s response to COVID-19. Produced by the Senate Republican Conference, “Invisible Enemy” is being rolled out over the course of five days starting on Wednesday, wrapping up just before voters head to the polls next week. Asked by The Federalist on Wednesday why his team chose to package their message in the documentary format, SRC Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) “The Democrats were obsessed with impeachment and that absorbed an enormous amount of time,” argues Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Barrasso himself contends the impeachment process necessarily left senators operating at “half speed,” with full days occupied by the trial.
Everything You Need To Know About The Polls Leading Up To Election Day
On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, RealClearPolitics Co-Founder and President Tom Bevan joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to explain what the polls do and do not tell us heading into Election Day 2020. It’s this closeness in the race for the White House, Bevan suggested, that could create delayed election results. The Senate races in these in these states where Biden and Trump are vying for victory will be also close, Bevan noted. While polls show Biden is in the lead, Trump is a “historical anomaly” whose performance with voters isn’t as easily tracked as with other candidates. “The balance of the evidence suggests that Joe Biden has a lead nationally and that he is leading in these swing states,” Bevan said.
WATCH: Ted Cruz Slams Jack Dorsey For Twitter Censorship And Election Interference
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas slammed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for his company’s censorship of the New York Post and the bombshell Hunter Biden story published two weeks ago. Dorsey defended Twitter’s actions by continuing to echo the big tech company’s claims that the article violated their hacked materials policy. “Anyone can tweet, we are not blocking their post,” Dorsey claimed. Cruz, however, continued to grill Dorsey about Twitter’s censorship, saying that “Twitter’s conduct is by far the most egregious” of all the big tech companies. “The New York Post is not some random guy tweeting.
Second Night Of Looting, Vandalism Escalates In Philadelphia Following Fatal Police Shooting
Philadelphia suffered another night of violence, looting, and chaos Tuesday, just a week before the presidential election. I’m not sure what there is to loot at Chick-fil-a but rioters broke into one anyway at the BLM Philadelphia riot. 11 people shot while looting in Philadelphia so far since last night. Rioting in NYC tonight in support of the BLM Philadelphia riots. This had to do with the World Series not BLM — ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) October 28, 2020Car doing spins at a riot in Los Angeles caught on fire.
Where Is Hunter Biden's Money?
Of all the issues regarding Hunter Biden and Joe Biden's possible influence peddling, another key question deserves an answer: 'Where’s Hunter’s money?' Later in August, Hunter Biden was apparently working another CEFC deal that was to pay him more than $10 million per year “for introductions alone.” According to the Hunter Biden business associate, Tony Bobulinski, “The big guy,” “my guy,” and “chairman” all were names that Hunter used for his father. In the media buzz surrounding President Donald Trump’s tax returns, Joe Biden’s tax returns have largely escaped scrutiny. We also don’t know how much income from foreign sources has flowed through Hunter Biden’s bank accounts. Furthermore, multiple law enforcement sources recently confirmed that the FBI seized Hunter Biden’s laptop in late 2019 as part of a federal money-laundering investigation, although the agency declined to move forward reportedly based on how the material was obtained.
Two Videos Reveal Major Differences Between Biden, Trump
Have an important tip? Let us know. Email us here. Keep up to date with our latest:Roger Stone joins The Alex Jones Show to break down the differences between pro-American Trump supporters and Biden voters who are simply anti-Trump.
Trump Says Police Were Told to “Stand Back” During Philly Riots
Keep up to date with our latest:President Trump responded to two nights of violent unrest in Philadelphia by claiming police were told to “stand back” and not stop looting and rioting. Trump was asked about the unrest and again made the point that it is unfolding in a Democrat-run city and state. pic.twitter.com/XHaa55OASV — Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) October 28, 2020“I know the police very well in Philadelphia, I think they gave me an endorsement…and they were told, I understand to stand back, to stand back, don’t do anything,” said Trump. “The police were told to stand back, and maybe that’s not so but that’s what I was told upon very good authority,” Trump clarified. The president said that federal assets would be ready to help quell the riots if they were called upon by authorities in Philly.
Chick-fil-A Looted Despite CEO Shining Boots For BLM
Keep up to date with our latest:People are noting the irony of a Chick-fil-A in Philadelphia being looted by rioters just months after the company’s CEO Dan Cathy shined a black rapper’s shoes in a pro-Black Lives Matter PR stunt. After targeting a local Walmart and Footlocker, looters turned their attention to Chick-fil-A, smashing into and damaging a branch of the food chain. A Chick-fil-A in Philadelphia was broken into and damaged. A few months ago the CEO of Chick fil A publicly shined a black man's shoes in order to demonstrate his wokeness. “I invite folks to just, to put some words to action here,” Cathy said as he shined Lecrae’s shoes.
New Study Sheds Light on Dark Matter
Dark matter makes up 85% of the matter of the Universe, but its existence shows up only on astronomical scales. The maximum entropy of dark matter has been detected in dwarf galaxies, which have a higher ratio of dark matter to total matter than have more massive galaxies, so it is easier to see the effect in them. Two dark matter particles could interact and disappear in a process which is highly improbable, but which would be characteristic of their nature. The probability of this collision depends on the density of the dark matter; the higher the concentration of dark matter, the higher is the probability that the particles will collide. The consequences of this result could be very important because they indicate that the dark matter has interchanged energy with itself and/or with the remaining “normal” (baryonic) matter.
Trump Is Doing Better In Michigan And Wisconsin Than Polls Suggest
There’s something afoot in Michigan and Wisconsin. That analysis proved wrong—or at least it did for Macomb County, where Trump won in 2016 by a whopping 48,000 votes, helping him carry Michigan by less than 11,000 ballots. We didn’t expect Trump support in deep-blue Milwaukee, but we found it stopping for a late dinner at a German restaurant downtown where an NBA playoff game played behind the bar. Further north still, in picturesque, lakeside Door County, a local Democratic store owner hopes his party can take back the county Obama won twice. In western Wisconsin, which helped Trump carry the state in 2016, the changing lines of the major parties were laid bare.
Local Canvassing Brought Hope During A Divisive National Election
While national campaign rhetoric can be both divisive and dispiriting, getting involved in a local campaign was edifying and encouraging. Canvassing for a Local CandidateIn fact, while national campaign rhetoric can be both divisive and dispiriting, getting involved in a local campaign was edifying and encouraging. Local races often affect your day-to-day life as much as federal or statewide races, if not more so. As pastor at a local Missionary Baptist Church, Mr. B knew our candidate and remembered his exuberant singing. One neighbor took her children to an art event at the local library, just blocks away, and got them all library cards.
“Anonymous” WH Official Who Penned NYT Anti-Trump Hit Piece Is DHS Staffer Who Now Works For CNN
Keep up to date with our latest:The anonymous “senior” White House official who penned a 2018 “Resistance” op-ed in the New York Times against President Trump is a former DHS staffer named Miles Taylor. Taylor’s scathing NYT op-ed described Trump as “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective,” and revealed he’s one of many anti-Trump officials embedded in Trump’s administration. My statement: https://t.co/yuhTgZ4bkq — Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020Interestingly, Taylor denied he was “anonymous” in an August interview on CNN. They should fire, shame, and punish everybody associated with this FRAUD on the American people!”Who is Miles Taylor? Wait, so @CNN hired this Miles Taylor guy as a contributor a month after he LIED to Anderson Cooper about being the "anonymous" NYT writer?
Seven Mothers Forcibly Removed From School Board Meeting For Refusing To Wear Masks
Keep up to date with our latest:Video captured at a Florida school board meeting on Tuesday shows seven mothers forcibly removed from public property by Deland Police. Despite Volusia County allowing medical exemptions for mandatory mask orders, police told the women the school district rules force anyone on campus to wear a face covering. In fact, the meeting taking place in the footage was meant to decide whether or not to extend the mandatory mask policy. “We cannot be removed from a public place for not wearing a mask,” one mother told a school board member. After the pesky troublemakers were removed, the school board ultimately voted to make mandatory masks a permanent rule.
Watch LIVE: President Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Goodyear, Arizona
Have an important tip? Sign Up NowKeep up to date with our latest:Fund the InfoWar. The president delivers another rousing 2020 campaign speech in Goodyear, Arizona. Earlier today, the president spoke to a crowd in Bullhead City, Arizona, after visiting several states, including Florida, North Carolina, Ohio Maine, and Wisconsin. Roger Stone joins The Alex Jones Show to break down the reality of Trump supporters who believe in his vision for America, versus Biden voters who are just doing it to spite the President.
Man Dressed as Trump Plants MAGA Flags In Trees to Stop Dem Thieves
Keep up to date with our latest:A supporter of President Donald Trump in Texas has received special recognition after planting Trump 2020 flags atop trees in the area. “In Lufkin, Texas — someone was stealing Trump signs, so an anonymous tree climber put up 30 of them throughout the community,” the president acknowledged. #MAGA.”In Lufkin, Texas — someone was stealing Trump signs, so an anonymous tree climber put up 30 of them throughout the community. https://t.co/gfHUKZB0DA — Louie Gohmert (@LouieGohmertTX1) October 27, 2020Local media KTRE last week reported on the spate of Trump signs being stolen in the area, with one citizen, Ken Donaghue, claiming up to 40 Trump signs have been taken. “There are currently 38 flags flying high.”On this occasion, the man dressed as President Trump to surprise a supporter who’s undergoing surgery next month.
Wall Street Banks, Their Employees, Now Officially Lean Democrat
You’d think that voting Republican would be an easy decision if you work on Wall Street, especially given the lower taxes and the removal of burdensome regulations. But Democrats have entangled themselves so deeply in the web of Wall Street, that the industry is now leaning to the left, according to a new report from Reuters. Biden’s campaign has been the beneficiary of $3 million from commercial banks, compared to the $1.4 million Trump has raised. In 2012, Wall Street banks were among the top five contributors to Romney’ campaign. In 2020, campaign contributions to congressional races from Wall Street banks are about even.
Why are the Trafalgar and Rasmussen polls so different from the polls the mainstream media puts out?
In fact, if the Trafalgar polls end up being as accurate as they were in 2016, Trump will win the election. But if you listen to the pundits in the mainstream media, that is almost impossible. Just like in 2016, the polls that the mainstream media relies upon make it look like Trump is definitely going to lose. So why are those mainstream polls so wrong? But the latest Trafalgar Group survey has Trump up by 2.3 percent and the latest Rasmussen survey has Trump up by 4 points.
How Long Will It Take To Count All The Votes?
Well, that is going to depend on how long it takes to count the votes, and that is going to be different for each state. You see, the truth is that counting mail-in ballots is much more tedious that running normal ballots through a machine. In Washington State, mail-in ballots received as late as Nov. 23 are still valid, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3. To give you an idea of how long it takes to count mail-in ballots, just consider what we witnessed in California earlier this year…Consider this year’s California primary, in which 5.8 million people voted for president. If it took California seven weeks to count a couple million mail-in ballots, how in the world is Pennsylvania going to count a similar number of mail-in ballots in just one week?
How long will it take to count all the votes?
Well, that is going to depend on how long it takes to count the votes, and that is going to be different for each state. You see, the truth is that counting mail-in ballots is much more tedious that running normal ballots through a machine. In Washington State, mail-in ballots received as late as Nov. 23 are still valid, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3. To give you an idea of how long it takes to count mail-in ballots, just consider what we witnessed in California earlier this year…Consider this year’s California primary, in which 5.8 million people voted for president. If it took California seven weeks to count a couple million mail-in ballots, how in the world is Pennsylvania going to count a similar number of mail-in ballots in just one week?
Joe Rogan Interview Temporarily Unavailable on Spotify
Keep up to date with our latest:Alex Jones’ recent interview with podcast host Joe Rogan was removed momentarily from Spotify, multiple users reported. Joe Rogan's podcast #1555 with Alex Jones just magically disappeared from Spotify. Did Spotify put the entire Alex Jones interview back up, or did they cut out parts of it and put an edited version up? — Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 29, 2020Spotify has brought back the Joe Rogan podcast with Alex Jones now. Episode #1555 of the Joe Rogan Experience is still available on YouTube – watch it while you still can:Watch highlights and special behind-the-scenes footage of Jones appearance on Episode #1555 of the Joe Rogan Experience:
Cringe The Clown: Oregon Health Official Announces COVID Death Toll In Halloween Outfit
Keep up to date with our latest:While announcing the number of deaths in the state of Oregon attributed to COVID-19, a public health official decided to dress up as a clown. Dr. Claire Poche, a pediatrician and senior health adviser for the Oregon Health Authority, took off her face mask to reveal full-on clown makeup. In what resembled a scene from “The Joker” or an “SNL” skit, Poche said in a monotone voice, “Hello. “Sadly, we are also reporting three deaths today, bringing the statewide total for COVID-19-related deaths to 608.”After the somber message, Poche immediately put her mask back on. One Twitter user summed up the video perfectly, saying, “Oregon.
Watch Live: Radical Left Preparing to Overthrow Election As Biden Scandal Escalates
Have an important tip? Let us know. Keep up to date with our latest:On this live Wednesday edition of Election Countdown 2020, host DeAnna Lorraine covers breaking revelations in both the Trump and Biden campaigns as well as details from the Hunter Biden laptop scandal that the mainstream media and Big Tech are fighting to keep hidden! Tune in:War Room: Democrats & Big Tech Announce Plans To Censor President Trump On Election DayTune in NOW & share this link! Owen Shroyer breaks down the Senate Judiciary Committee’s grilling of Big Tech over its censorship of the Hunter Biden story.
Twitter Joins Spotify In Denouncing Censorship Mobs
Have an important tip? Let us know. Email us here. Keep up to date with our latest:Alex Jones breaks down how the Big Tech tide of censorship is turning as Spotify and Twitter are starting to majorly back-pedal when it comes to “mob-driven” online censorship.
Plato’s Plane: Instagram Stars Fake ‘Private Jet Rides’ by Renting $34.99 Photo Studio
Keep up to date with our latest:In yet another example of the illusions of society, Instagram ‘influencers’ are renting a fake ‘business jet’ studio to take photos pretending to be traveling by private plane. An LA-based studio is renting the ‘private jet set’ to photographers starting out at $34.99 per hour, which includes a make-up station, strobe lights and even a mini fridge. Even more, the outside of the studio is built with real OSB chipboard, just like a real-life McMansion! On the other hand, faking your lifestyle through Instagram isn’t fulfilling because you’re not demonstrating that you have power over anything. Creating an illusion, however, isn’t power because people aren’t meant to value illusions, and that’s why so many of them feel alone and disconnected from society without quite understanding why.
Why Are The Trafalgar And Rasmussen Polls So Different From The Polls The Mainstream Media Puts Out?
In fact, if the Trafalgar polls end up being as accurate as they were in 2016, Trump will win the election. But if you listen to the pundits in the mainstream media, that is almost impossible. Just like in 2016, the polls that the mainstream media relies upon make it look like Trump is definitely going to lose. So why are those mainstream polls so wrong? But the latest Trafalgar Group survey has Trump up by 2.3 percent and the latest Rasmussen survey has Trump up by 4 points.
AOC: When Trump Says, ‘Jump.’ McConnell Says, ‘How High?’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is taking aim at President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). After suggesting “Trump is the racist visionary,” the New York lawmaker said that “McConnell gets the job done.”“He doesn’t do anything without Trump’s blessing,” she said of McConnell. “Trump says, ‘Jump.’ McConnell says, ‘How high?’ Trump never does what McConnell says.”According to FiveThirtyEight, McConnell has voted in line with Trump’s position 94.3% of the time. The Republican-led Senate voted to confirm Barrett, Trump’s supreme court nominee, this week — despite opposition from Democratic colleagues. Additionally, Ocasio-Cortez touched on the 2020 presidential election during the interview, saying, “This is not about a decision between two candidates.
Ahead of US Election, Trump Ends a US Restriction Applying To Israeli Settlements
The Trump administration lifted a decades-old ban on Wednesday that had prohibited U.S. taxpayer funding for Israeli scientific research conducted in Jewish settlements in occupied territory, drawing Palestinian condemnation. With Tuesday’s U.S. election approaching, President Donald Trump’s move was praised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and could resonate with evangelical Christian voters who support Israeli settlement in the West Bank. The West Bank settlement of Ariel, the site of an Israeli university, was chosen as the venue for a ceremony opening a new avenue of U.S. scientific cooperation with Israeli researchers. Palestinians, who seek the West Bank for a future state, said the move made Washington complicit in what they termed Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise. The Trump administration last year effectively backed Israel’s right to build West Bank settlements by abandoning a long-held U.S. position that they were “inconsistent with international law”.
AOC: There Were Times in the First Six Months Serving in Congress I ‘Felt Like I Couldn’t Do This’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is sharing how she felt the first six months after becoming a Congresswoman. The New York lawmaker was sworn-in in January of 2019 and her first term ends in January of 2021 — she is seeking reelection. She won her district in the 2018 congressional elections against 10-term incumbent now-former Rep. Joseph Crowley. It’s a very deep, unconditional human bond.”Ocasio-Cortez is part of “the squad” which consists of her, Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass. After a friend told Ocasio-Cortez, “It’s to get you to destroy yourself so that they don’t have to destroy you,” the New York representative said she came to realize, “Okay, I’m not crazy.
Trump Goes on Defense After NY Times Reports He Had Over $280 Million in Debt Forgiven
President Donald Trump is going on defense following a report by The New York Times that claims the president had over $270 million in debt forgiven since 2010. The debt forgiven came after he failed to pay back his lenders, the Times reports. “As a developer long ago, and continuing to this day, the politicians ran Chicago into the ground,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning. Much of the debt that was forgiven was related to a project in Chicago, where a 92-floor skyscraper in the city was nearly-completed in 2008 but “became another disappointment,” the Times reports. “How Mr. Trump found trouble in Chicago, and maneuvered his way out of it, is a case study in doing business the Trump way,” the Times reports.
Ocasio-Cortez Told GOP Lawmaker She ‘Won’t Be So Nice Next Time’ After Confrontation
And that was on full display this summer when a Republican Congressman accosted her on the steps of the Capitol. In case you missed it:Yoho defended himself and denied that he used offensive language, “Having been married for 45 years with two daughters, I’m very cognizant of my language. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man. And when a decent man messes up, as we all are bound to do, he tries his best and does apologize.”
US Accuses Eight in Alleged Plot To Harass and Intimidate Citizens To Return To China
The alleged plot was known as “Operation Fox Hunt” and “Operation Skynet,” court records show. Its goal was to target Chinese nationals living in foreign countries and intimidate them into returning to China to face charges. That’s the end of this matter!”“Today’s charges reflect yet another example of China’s ongoing and widespread lawless behavior,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Wednesday. The last three defendants – Zhu Feng, Hu Ji, and Li Minjun – remain at large. (Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Mark Hosenball in Washington and Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Bill Berkrot)
White House: Press Release Claiming Trump Ended the COVID-19 Pandemic Was ‘Poorly Worded’
The White House is attempting to clarify a press release issued by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) claiming President Donald Trump has ended the COVID-19 pandemic. During a Fox News interview, White House strategic communications director Alyssa Farah argued Trump does not believe the pandemic has come to an end. But, what I would say is this, because of the president’s leadership we are rounding the corner on the virus,” Farah said. In the press release, the White House said the Trump administration took “decisive actions to engage scientists and health professionals in academia, industry, and government to understand, treat, and defeat the disease,” as IJR previously reported. During a rally in Florida on Friday, Trump told supporters the United States is “rounding the corner beautifully.”The United States is still seeing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases reported.
Trump Admin Testing Czar Says COVID-19 Surges in US Is ‘Not Just a Function of Testing’
Cases up because we TEST, TEST, TEST. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2020However, the White House coronavirus testing czar Admiral Brett Giroir told NBC News’ “Today” on Wednesday that the surge is not just the result of more testing. On top of those measures, Giroir called for even more testing, “Please increase testing. ALL THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IS COVID, COVID, COVID. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2020During a rally in Michigan on Tuesday, he said, “It’s ‘COVID, COVID, COVID,’ you can’t watch anything else.
Ted Cruz Grills Twitter’s Dorsey Over Censoring of Hunter Biden Story: ‘Behaving as a Democratic Super PAC’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is blasting Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for the social media platform’s censorship of a New York Post report on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden. “Twitter takes the view you can censor the New York Post, you can censor Politico, presumably you can censor The New York Times or any other media outlet,” Cruz said. We realize that more accountability is needed to show our intentions and to show the outcomes,” Dorsey said. “Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that,” he tweeted. During an interview with former Fox News anchor Eric Bolling, Trump accused Twitter of “trying to protect Biden,” as IJR previously reported.
Trump Critic ‘Anonymous’ Reveals His Identity
The author of an anonymously authored 2018 op-ed in The New York Times, that claimed there was a group of officials in the Trump administration who thwarted the president’s worst instincts, is revealing his identity. '” Taylor wrote. “Trump sees personal criticism as subversive.”He continued, “We do not owe the President our silence. We owe him and the American people the truth.”Taylor asserted that he is a Republican and that he joined the Trump administration in the beginning because he hoped Trump would succeed. He also endorsed Biden for president.
Hillary Clinton Reveals She Is One of the Electoral College Electors in New York
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced she is an Electoral College elector in New York. “I’m an elector in New York,” Clinton said during her appearance on SiriusXM’s “Signal Boost.”She added, “I’m pretty sure I’ll get to vote for Joe and Kamala in New York. Clinton told CNN in 2017 she is in favor of abolishing the Electoral College. When former Vice President Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the presidency in 2000, Clinton called for the end to the Electoral College. I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it’s time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president,” Clinton said.
FBI Agents Association Pleads With Trump and Biden To Keep Christopher Wray as Director for 10 Years
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering cutting short the tenure of FBI Director Christopher Wray if he wins re-election. That would make Wray the second FBI director to be fired within the standard 10-year term for the head of the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents Association (FBIAA) is writing to Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to implore whoever wins the general election to keep Wray on for the remainder of his term. While Trump appointed Wray, he has not avoided criticizing him. In an interview on Fox News, the president called Wray “disappointing.”
Biden Tears Into Trump Campaign for Leaving Supporters Stranded After Omaha Rally
“Just look at what happened last night in Omaha after the Trump rally ended. Hundreds of people including older Americans and children were stranded in sub-zero, freezing temperatures for hours,” Biden said. It’s an image that captured President Trump’s whole approach to this crisis … He makes a lot of big pronouncements, but they don’t hold up. Biden argued the Trump administration has “just given up.”Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told reporters on Sunday the Trump administration is “admitting defeat,” as IJR previously reported. “The only person waving a white flag along with his white mask is Joe Biden,” Meadows said.
Jeff Flake Appears in Ad for Biden: ‘Principle and Conscience Require Me’ To Vote for Biden
Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is encouraging conservatives to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the upcoming Nov. 3 election. However, he said, “But this year, principle and conscience require me to do just that. I’m voting for Joe Biden.”He encouraged viewers to ask themselves, “Who will best restore decency and civility to the White House? But I also know that character, moral leadership, integrity are values that we cannot put aside when we cast our vote for president. Currently, polls show Biden is leading in that state by an average of 2.2 points.
Tony Bobulinski Calls It ‘Disgusting’ His Claims About the Biden Family Are Labeled as Russian Disinformation
Former Biden associate Tony Bobulinski is expressing his frustration after some say his claims about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s family are Russian disinformation. During an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night, Bobulinski responded to remarks made by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) about his claims. “This whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,” Schiff said. I served this country for four years in one of the most elite environments in the world, the naval nuclear power training command,” Bobulinski said. Fifty former intelligence officials previously signed a letter stating that they believe the emails cited in the Post’s story were part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
Trump Tells Rally-Goers He Is Immune To COVID-19: ‘I Will Kiss Every Man There and Kiss Every Woman There’
President Donald Trump said during a rally in Arizona that he is immune to the coronavirus and announced that he could jump into the crowd and “kiss every man there and kiss every woman there.”The president told the crowd, “People are getting better and you know you’re immune. During a rally the day before his Arizona speech, Trump said, “You see this crowd right here? I could jump right in. I could give every woman and every man, I’d even kiss the men, I could give every woman and every man right here a kiss and I wouldn’t catch it. But the Center for Disease Control’s website says that “cases of reinfection of COVID-19 have been reported but are rare.
Pelosi Argues McConnell Is Not a ‘Force for Good’ Following Barrett’s Confirmation
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is taking a swing at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) following the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as a justice to the Supreme Court. MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin noted McConnell told The New York Times, “I certainly didn’t expect to have three Supreme Court justices… At the risk of tooting my own horn, look at the majority leaders since L.B.J. Pelosi argued they are rushing Barrett onto the Supreme Court so she can be there to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to decide on certain aspects of the upcoming presidential election. (00:01:00)Speaking to reporters after the confirmation vote on Monday night, McConnell explained Democrats would have filled the vacancy if they were in power, as IJR previously reported. After Barrett was confirmed late Monday, on a 52-48 vote, Pelosi expressed her disappointment with Republicans, as IJR previously reported.
McEnany Blasts Miles Taylor After He Reveals He Is ‘Anonymous’: He Is a ‘Liar and a Coward’
In the 2018 op-ed published by The New York Times, he claimed he was part of a group of senior administration officials who were thwarting Trump’s worst instincts. After the op-ed was published, he was widely referred to as “Anonymous,” since his identity was not disclosed by the Times. So, no.”PROOF: Miles Taylor, who now admits to being “Anonymous,” once told us he was NOT Anonymous. ?? https://t.co/cNz1Fgpz5g — Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 28, 2020She said, “PROOF: Miles Taylor, who now admits to being ‘Anonymous,’ once told us he was NOT Anonymous. “Trump also reacted to Miles’ revelation, “Who is Miles Taylor?
Trump Campaign Hits Back On False White Supremacy Charge
The Trump campaign, on the issue of white supremacy and the false charge that the president is a racist, is hitting back hard. 38 times!” a Trump campaign official told media. “The Biden campaign continues to sow division and inflame racial tension by spreading this false narrative. “Antifa is bad.”At a town hall Trump said, “I denounce white supremacy, okay. I denounce white supremacy, I have, for years…You didn’t ask Joe Biden if he denounces Antifa.” Joe Biden will not denounce Black Lives Matter.
Law Professor Defends Trump, Comments on Barrett Future
John Yoo, a Berkeley Law Professor and noted conservative legal scholar has a lot to say about what’s coming up on the judicial docket for Justice Amy Coney Barrett. On the overall constitutional effect of the Trump presidency, he said, “As I argue in my book ‘Defender-in-Chief,’ Trump not only raised the Constitution as a shield against assaults on the legitimacy of his presidency. So far, the Supreme Court has placed a light hand on the shenanigans in the battleground states. Article I of the Constitution specifically vests in the state legislatures the right to set the ‘Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections’ and Article II gives the state legislatures alone the right to decide how to appoint presidential electors. If she were to demand that the courts protect the right of speech and religion above all, Barrett would make her most profound contribution to the Supreme Court and the Constitution.”This piece was written by David Kamioner on October 28, 2020.
Wild Brawl Erupts On Flight After Woman Refuses To Wear A Mask
CBS Lead National Correspondent David Begnaud stated that the brawl began after Payne struck 28-year-old Javier Lopez Cruz, another passenger on the plane. “Alfredo says during the flight, a young man was moving about the plane, switching seats and not wearing a mask. Flight attendants, according to Alfredo, instructed the man to stop switching seats & to wear his mask,” he tweeted. The flights attendants – Alfredo says – asked the women to stay seated a wear a mask,” Begnaud added. “1 man, Alfredo says, hit one of the women, who then started punching.
Miles Taylor Fires Back at Trump Over Claim He Did Not Know Him: ‘I Remember You, All Too Well’
Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief of staff, Miles Taylor, is responding to President Donald Trump after he claimed he did not know who he was. And I will continue shining a light on your failed presidency through the election—and beyond,” Taylor wrote on Twitter. https://t.co/ARzUQ9oss2 pic.twitter.com/JEgBCxdSss — Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020Taylor revealed himself as the anonymous author of a 2018 op-ed in The New York Times and a book critical of the Trump administration, as IJR previously reported. “Who is Miles Taylor? Just another [New York Times] SCAM – he worked in conjunction with them,” Trump wrote.
Gretchen Whitmer Slams Trump For Response To Plot To Kidnap Her - 'I Don't Think It's Funny'
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is still seemingly trying to blame Donald Trump for the kidnapping plot against her that was foiled by the FBI earlier this month, despite the fact that the president had nothing to do with it. In an interview with CBS News on Wednesday, Whitmer accused Trump of stoking a “mob mentality” toward public officials as she also baselessly suggested he had downplayed the kidnapping plot against her. “I don’t think it’s funny,” she said of the president’s rhetoric. And I think that Donald Trump knows that, and it’s not a coincidence, and he’s feeding it.”Not stopping there, she accused Trump of stoking a “mob mentality” and downplaying the kidnapping plot once again. “I do think that the enthusiasm will be revealed in the sheer number of people that are coming out to vote.”You can likely expect to see Whitmer continuing to use her kidnapping plot to campaign against Trump many more times in the week to come.
Are You Prepared For Post Election America? | Wayne Dupree Show
The Wayne Dupree Show Are You Prepared For Post Election America? | Wayne Dupree ShowCandidates often say a presidential contest is the most important ever, telling voters to act as though their life depended on it and the country’s future was at stake. Dozens of conversations with voters across the nation — from the West Coast to the Upper Midwest to the East — suggest that, this time, many people really believe it. “We’re hoping for the best,” said the Trump supporter. “We’re preparing for the worst.”
ACB Confirmed, Biden Hits Trail Again and Hillary Clinton Says A Trump Win Makes Her Sick | Ep 73
This Is My Show ACB Confirmed, Biden Hits Trail Again and Hillary Clinton Says A Trump Win Makes Her Sick | Ep 73Social media is on fire and the Left is enraged as Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as just the fifth female Supreme Court Justice in history. Joe Biden lifted his lid to travel a few miles into Pennsylvania and Hillary Clinton says she was born to be president and that the thought of a Trump victory makes her sick. Partner Links: Mammoth Nation Become a member and save at MammothNation.com UFM Underwear Visit UFMUnderwear.com and Use Promo Code DREW to receive $6 off! Hero Soap Company Use this link and promo code DREW to get 10% off Hero Soap! https://herosoapcompany.com/discount/Drew
Sonny Hostin & Whoopi Goldberg Say Republicans Are Packing Court, Former NYT Writer Shuts Them Down
This Is My Show Sonny Hostin & Whoopi Goldberg Say Republicans Are Packing Court, Former NYT Writer Shuts Them DownSonny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg showed once again how little they understand about politics and our government writ large. The two said Republicans are packing the court and slammed Amy Coney Barrett as ill-qualified to perform the job. However, a former New York Times columnist quickly corrected them explaining what court packing really was and how, like it or not, the GOP was not out of line. UFM Underwear Visit UFMUnderwear.com and Use Promo Code DREW to receive $6 off!
The censorship of the free press can demolish liberal democratic republics like the United States very quickly
The Rob Maness Show The censorship of the free press can demolish liberal democratic republics like the United States very quicklySince the story of Joe Biden’s corruption as revealed on his son Hunter’s laptop, censorship has exponentially increased on citizens in social media and against press outlets that publish stories and try to publish the results of their investigations into the matter. Some press outlets, like the taxpayer funded National Public Radio, flat out refused to cover the story in an unprecedented act of self-censorship. Recall that twitter deleted the article from its site completely and suspended accounts that attempted to share it. Remember, Hunter has been involved in sketchy deals with Ukraine, Russia, and China from what we know. We can see the issue this situation creates as we are a week out from a presidential election in which Biden is twofold at a minimum.
Stories from Children who Flee their Homes under Fire from Azerbaijan
Hot Zone Stories from Children who Flee their Homes under Fire from AzerbaijanThe Republic of #Artsakh is facing an existential threat from their Muslim neighbor Azerbaijan and it's patron, Turkey.
Hollywood Liberals Lose Their Minds Over Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation
The liberal elites of Hollywood came completely unglued on Monday after Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Judging from the tweets of Hollywood celebrities, however, you would have thought her confirmation was the end of the world. During a ceremony at the White House, Trump praised Barrett for the legal abilities that she will bring to the Supreme Court. ?? https://t.co/VtCcqN9AdB — Debra Messing?? (@DebraMessing) October 27, 2020Actress Amy Brenneman, best known for playing a judge on “Judging Amy,” tweeted that House Republicans “do not care about Americans, at all.”We knew this is who they are. She’s on the Supreme Court until the end of her days.
Biden Insider Tony Bobulinski Slams the Former VP and the Mainstream Media With Undeniable Facts
This Is My Show Biden Insider Tony Bobulinski Slams the Former VP and the Mainstream Media With Undeniable FactsBiden Insider Tony Bobulinski sat down with Fox News' Tucker Carlson and dished the dirt on not only Hunter and Jim Biden, but former vice president Joe Biden and his interactions with him as they established their plan to funnel money into the Biden family. Hero Soap Company Use this link and promo code DREW to get 10% off Hero Soap! https://herosoapcompany.com/discount/Drew
Social Media Censorship in the United States
The Wayne Dupree Show Social Media Censorship in the United StatesMarsha Blackburn slams Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, for censoring the President 65 times when Twitter did not censor post from Iran's Terrorist Ayotollah or post from Vladimir Putin.
Revealing the Identity of the anonymous Senior Official
The Rob Maness Show Revealing the Identity of the anonymous Senior OfficialThe senior official had been named to be part of this new committee. During this phone call, it was explained to the source that one of the committee’s taskings was to develop a plan to delay and/or reschedule the inauguration. While the official to whom the call was made ultimately deliberately avoided attending committee meetings, he did see subsequent Top-Secret email traffic that showed significant inter-agency discussion of the possibility of not proceeding as scheduled with the transfer of power. At some point, this idea appears to have been dropped in favor of proceeding with the strategy of creating an impeachment narrative, but for months apparently there was significant discussion of the possibility of simply not handing over the Presidency to Donald Trump. This same committee likely prepared the read ahead for the infamous January 5, 2017 meeting in the White House, which formally endorsed the impeachment narrative.
Joe Biden Introduces Himself As Kamala's Running Mate, Says Violent Riots Just a Call for Justice
This Is My Show Joe Biden Introduces Himself As Kamala’s Running Mate, Says Violent Riots Just a Call for JusticeFormer vice president Joe Biden made multiple mistakes after hitting the campaign trail again, and even provided justification for the violent Black Lives Matter riots that are occurring in the streets. Mammoth Nation Become a member and save at MammothNation.com
The Kruiser Kabana Episode 76: Election Mental Health Tips From Life Coach Kruiser
We Will Make It Through This. This episode is one of those rambling, one-sided conversation affairs that I believe we have all come to know and love. People seem a little tense now that we are less than a week out from election day so I thought I would try to talk some folks off of the ledge.
2020 Election Is a Choice Between Rule-Changing and Respect for Constitutional Norms
Ditto the traditional structure of the Supreme Court. For nearly 60 years, a left-leaning Supreme Court revolutionized American cultural and political life with progressive decisions. The Supreme Court includes two of Barack Obama’s liberal nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Reid wished to ensure that the Republican Senate minority would have no ability to obstruct the appointment of progressive nominees until at least 2024. In other words, the 151-year tradition of a Supreme Court with nine justices would end.
Donald Trump: Why He Deserves 4 More Years
Lost on the President Donald Trump-hating pundits who weighed in on the second and final debate with former Vice President Joe Biden was Trump’s energy and focus. Trump handily defeated Biden, who noticeably tired by the end of this second and final debate. Immediately after Trump’s election, Democrats attempted to invoke the 25th Amendment, arguing that the real-estate-developer-turned-politician lacked the mental fitness to hold a job. Circle the wagons until Joe Biden crosses the finish line. His latest book, “The New Trump Standard,” is available in paperback from Amazon.com and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay.
Tucker Carlson Rakes the Media Over the Coals for Burying Bobulinski's Hunter Biden Bombshells
He lamented that “no one in America’s vast media landscape has pressed Joe Biden” for his excuse to smear Bobulinski. “Instead, reporters at all levels, and their editors, and their publishers, have openly collaborated with Joe Biden’s political campaign. This confirmation adds to a growing list of evidence suggesting that the bombshells revealed in Hunter Biden’s emails and Bobulinski’s testimony are true. He also discussed a May 13, 2017 email showing that 10 percent of the company’s equity would go to Joe Biden. Hunter Biden’s business deals in China arguably undercut America’s interests in military technology, nuclear technology, and rare earth minerals.
Eleven Trillion Reasons Not to Vote for Joe Biden
It’s impossible for the human mind to adequately grasp how much a trillion dollars really is. A trillion dollars laid in the same manner would stretch for 96,906,656 miles, a distance farther than the sun. A trillion dollars laid out the same way would cover approximately 3,992 miles, or 1,000 square miles larger than the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. If you did the same thing with a trillion dollars, it would take you 792.5 years to go broke. I don’t think even Bullwinkle will be able to pull a couple of trillion dollars out of that hat.
The 'Normalization' Train Keeps Moving: Even Top Lebanese Figures Talk of Peace with Israel
So for Michel Aoun — and his daughter — to refer openly to peace with Israel is a new development. Many pointed out that the understandings Israel reached with the UAE and Bahrain weren’t really “peace” deals because Israel and those countries had never fought. Last week Sudan accepted those terms. P. David Hornik, a longtime American immigrant in Israel, is a freelance writer, translator, and copyeditor living in Beersheva. Among his books are Choosing Life in Israel and, newly released by Adelaide Books, the novel And Both Shall Row.
Experts Now Saying Don't Mail Your Ballot; Vote in Person
The Democrats’ ploys to draw out the ballot-counting process have largely failed across the country, so now, election and postal experts are saying it’s already too late to mail your ballot. If you want your vote to count, you need to vote in person. It appears that about 10 percent of all first-class mail is being delayed because of the massive volume of election mail. Daily Caller:“If you haven’t requested a mail ballot yet, it’s too late,” David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation & Research, told The Post. At this point, if you haven’t requested a mail ballot yet, plan to vote in person and vote early, if possible.”The extraordinary measures the USPS is taking to speed up the delivery of ballots are unprecedented.
Michigan Judge Halts Ban on Carrying Guns at Polling Places
A Michigan Court of Claims judge has issued a temporary injunction against a directive by the secretary of state that would ban the open carrying of firearms at polling places. Where the legislature has said it is not legal to open carry, there is no “affirmative right” involved. So while Meingast is technically correct, there is an “affirmative right” to open carry at polling places because the legislature did not specifically forbid it. Murray points out that there is no state law that allows for open carry, but the Second Amendment does that. The Democrats’ main argument — that people carrying guns at polling places is meant to “intimidate” voters — falls flat because, as Murray points out, there are already laws against voter intimidation on the books.
The Big Picture and the War for the White House
Four years later, as I explain in this week’s War for the White House podcast with Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw and Townhall’s Reagan McCarthy, I wasn’t reluctant at all. Here’s one example of why (and we all go into some others in the podcast):Donald Trump sees the big picture when it comes to the economy and foreign policy. Like no president since Ronald Reagan, Trump understands how to achieve peace through strength. We need four more years of a non-politician who sees the big picture and is not stuck in Washington’s swamp-think. Here’s the War for the White House podcast.
SPEECH POLICE: Fiery Ted Cruz Asks Smug Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, 'Who the Hell Elected You?'
Ted Cruz came out swinging, calling Twitter “the biggest threat to free and fair elections” facing America today. “The New York Post was founded by Alexander Hamilton,” said Cruz. In fact, while testifying, the New York Post fact-checked him on the spot and found him to be lying. “Jack Dorsey of Twitter just told Senator Cruz that anyone could now share the NY Post’s bombshell stories on Twitter. https://t.co/M2zvIQYeEO — jack (@jack) August 20, 2020America works best when we are all allowed free expression of ideas, no matter how abhorrent.
'Charlie Hebdo' Send-Up of Erdogan Angers the Muslim World
One thing you can say about the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo — they are absolutely fearless. This week’s edition features Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the cover in a “compromising” situation. The caption reads, “Erdogan: In private, he’s very funny” while the Turkish president chugs a beer. A woman in a Muslim hijab objects when Erdogan raises her skirt to reveal a bare (hairy) backside. The mention of the prophet in a comical situation was enough to send the Muslim world into a tizzy.
If Trump Wins, There Must Be a Reckoning for the Destructive Left
Leftist sentiment will always exist, but the institutional left will have to be extirpated root and branch. So-called “Studies Programs”—Gender Studies, Critical Race Studies, Fat Studies, Queer Studies, etc.—which produce resentful and unemployable students and waste precious university resources, will have to be abolished. There is also the problem of the military, many of whose top brass have distanced themselves from Trump. As the historical record indisputably reveals, the Left blights everything it touches and inevitably culminates in misery, oppression, violence, and destitution. A Trump victory at the polls must issue in a thorough cleansing of the country’s Augean stables.
Putin Imposes Mask Mandate as Russian Vaccine Gets Stuck in Neutral
In August, Russian President Vladimir Putin ballyhooed the world’s very first coronavirus vaccine. Instead, vaccine distribution appears to be stuck in neutral while the secretive institute where the vaccine was developed remains tight-lipped about its progress. The Russian vaccine was barely tested in Guinea only after the Ebola outbreak there had subsided. So the Russian vaccine is a sham? “I don’t think that this institute has developed a vaccine in the last, you know, 30 years.
What to Tell Your Fence-Sitting Friends About Trump's Record on Due Process and Religious Freedom
Perhaps the greatest sea change from Obama to Trump involves religious freedom. The contraception mandate under Obamacare infamously tread on religious freedom, leading to years of litigation with the Little Sisters of the Poor. Under Attorney General William Barr, the Department of Justice has released numerous statements of interest defending churches from these egregious violations of religious freedom. Early in his tenure, the president issued an executive order promoting free speech and religious freedom across the government, reversing Obama’s abuses on religious freedom. Joe Biden, on the other hand, represents a threat to religious freedom and to traditional Christianity.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Gets Epic Smackdown by GOP Senator for Allowing Iranian 'Saber-Rattling' to Go Unimpeded
On Wednesday, the tech CEO, appearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, explained that, to his company, Iran’s “saber-rattling” does not violate its terms of service. “Speech against our own people or a country’s own citizens we believe is different and can cause more immediate harm,” he said. This from a company that routinely puts caution labels on tweets from President Donald Trump that are nowhere near the level of what Khamenei tweets, as Sen. Wicker pointed out to the CEO. “You routinely restrict the president of the United States,” Wicker charged. Meanwhile, the tweets from Iran’s Khamenei remain on the company’s platform with no action taken by Twitter moderators.
Trump's Vocabulary Is Larger Than Biden's, and His Twitter Account Proves It
A language-learning and research platform has analyzed the Twitter accounts of Donald Trump and Joe Biden and found that Trump’s vocabulary is 17.6% larger than Joe Biden’s. “Donald Trump’s vocabulary on Twitter (3,965 words) is 17.6 percent larger than Joe Biden’s (3,371 words),” said Daniel Wueringer, the founder of Lingo Ninja. “In our analysis, Trump’s vocabulary is smaller than the average politician, but by far not the smallest. In contrast, Joe Biden’s vocabulary is the fifth smallest out of the 76 Twitter accounts of the politicians we analyzed.” (Download an infographic.) A surprising outcome (for us) was that Trump’s vocabulary on Twitter is larger than Biden’s.
Manchester Massacre Inquiry: Security Could Have Stopped Bomber But Feared Being Branded 'Racist'
In is prepared statement to the inquiry, the Showsec security guard also said: “I felt unsure about what to do. “I was scared of being wrong and being branded a racist if I got it wrong and would have got into trouble. They use other means of profiling besides “race” but still manage to keep their citizens safe. The security guard feared the outrage mob as well as his own woke superiors and their reaction to what, under normal circumstances, would have elicited, at the very least, a “well done” from his bosses. If the security guard had performed his job as he was paid to do, the bombing may have been prevented and 22 kids would be alive today.
WATCH: Philly BLM Rioters Shout 'Get the F**k Out' to Jews, Call Them 'Synagogue of Satan'
In the name of Black Lives Matter, rioters and looters ransacked stores and brought mayhem to the City of Brotherly Love. In one particularly ugly incident, black rioters shouted at Jewish men who said they came out to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Yet the black men shout, “Get the f**k out, get the f**k out!”“You’re trash, cuz,” another rioter shouts. These Jewish men were not harassing the Black Lives Matter rioters, nor were they persecuting them. Black Lives Matter rioters in Philadelphia threaten, assault, and chase out Jewish residents claiming "you don't live here" and call them members of the "Synagogue of Satan."
Twitter Is Shadowbanning Me, But Only for a Specific Kind of Tweet
One of my favorite things to do on Twitter is point out the absurd bias of “journalists” and give them grief about it. It accomplishes the same thing as banning a user, but without making it seem like Twitter is being heavy-handed. The people who follow me are largely voyeuristic, content with watching the hot mess that is my Twitter life. My workaround for the shadowbanned stuff will be to post those tweets in the Morning Briefing under a recurring section. I just don’t feel right if I go a whole day and don’t drag Poppin’ Fresh at least once.
Democrats Push for MORE Big Tech Censorship of 'Hate Speech' at Senate Hearing
All speech is “free speech” with one small exception that is inciting violence like yelling “fire” in a crowded theater or yelling “RACIST! But the Democrats want to expand the definition of speech that is not protected to include speech that offends Democrats or pokes holes in their worldview. Nor is responding to acts of violence with force “inciting violence,” when the violence is already in progress. Sen. Ed Markey at tech hearing says: "The issue is not that the companies before us today is that they're taking too many posts down. If you’re a Democrat and worried about free speech in America, you’re in the wrong party.
Girl Scouts of the USA Deletes Tweet Celebrating Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation
On Wednesday, the Girl Scouts of the USA posted a since-deleted tweet congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her confirmation to the Supreme Court. “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” the tweet read. The Girl Scouts felt the need to explain its actions in two follow-up tweets. Another tweet followed, claiming, “Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. The Girl Scouts shouldn’t be picking and choosing the successes of women to highlight based on politics.
The Catholic Case for Supporting Trump
I am voting confidently for President Trump, based on four years of steady progress in promoting human life and dignity, religious liberty, and the common good. Joe Biden’s words and deeds, by contrast, make it impossible for me, as a sincere Catholic, to support him. That’s especially so when the Trump administration has been so manifestly successful in advancing the cause of the unborn. Vice President Pence became the first sitting vice president to attend the D.C. annual March for life in 2017 and then President Trump became the first sitting president to attend in person in 2020. It comes to this: Donald Trump fights for policies on “morally grave issues” that as a faithful Catholic I take very seriously.
White House Pins Philadelphia Riots to the Democrat's War on Police
Townhall's Julio Rosas was in Philadelphia overnight during hours of rioting and looting in the city. pic.twitter.com/TYFJ7JzWPS — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 27, 2020Guys, I haven’t seen riots and looting on this scale and this bad since Minneapolis back in May. — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 28, 2020Very early Wednesday morning, the White House released a statement pinning the violence directly to the Democrat's ongoing war on police. "The riots in Philadelphia are the most recent consequence of the Liberal Democrats’ war against the police. The Trump Administration stands proudly with law enforcement, and stands ready, upon request, to deploy any and all Federal resources to end these riots."
If You Don’t Vote For Trump, You Ain’t Pro-Black
Ice Cube spoke with Joe Biden’s campaign too, but he was brushed off until “after the election was over,” wink-wink. However, to be fair, Ice Cube was re-invited onto Cuomo’s show after tweeting to CNN “They can’t Handle the Truth.” After several minutes on air with Cuomo, Ice Cube finally convinced him that he isn’t pro-Trump or pro-Biden. Two, by not working with Ice Cube on his plan, more minorities will realize Democrats don’t have their best interests at heart. Subsequently, rapper “50 Cent” endorsed Donald Trump after learning Joe Biden’s tax plan would take 62 percent of his income. Bottom line, blacks should re-elect President Trump if they prefer results over Joe Biden’s rhetoric.
EXCLUSIVE: Civil Rights Commissioners Urge DOE to Investigate Racism at Northwestern Law School
Northwestern U. law school had a town hall meeting online recently. America’s long and successful struggle to ban outright racial discrimination in the law does not matter to the “anti-racist” movement. ]”Eisgruber, like Speta, did not intend to confess to violating federal discrimination law. Federal law rightly prohibits many kinds of racial discrimination, but it prohibits discrimination on an individual level. The government arguably has a role in preventing racial discrimination when it comes to opportunities, but it has no business ensuring exact racial representation in outcomes.
Here's What Early Voting Numbers Are Telling Us
In 2016, most state polls were as bad as national polls, and cherrypicking specific polls isn’t a great option either, as it lends itself to confirmation bias. So, what can we say about the state of the election based on early voting statistics? Writing at UncoveredDC, bestselling author Larry Schweikart looked at some early voting numbers. Schweikart noted that despite the Democrats’ early lead in early voting, both in vote-by-mail (VBM) and in-person early voting (IPEV), they peaked around October 16 and Republicans have been catching up—big time. “Currently, the black turnout is at 13% there.
Obesity: The American Health Crisis We Should Be Talking About
One recent tweet I saw compared South Korea's death toll -- 461 -- with that of the United States -- 232,000-plus and counting. South Korea's death rate is just 9 per 1 million people, while ours is 700 per 1 million people. One major factor complicating the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. is our obesity rate. America has the 12th highest obesity rate among 191 countries. Non-Hispanic Blacks have the highest obesity rate in the U.S. (49.6%), followed by Native Americans (48.1%), Hispanics (44.8%) and non-Hispanic whites (42.2%).
How to Preserve the American Republic? The Constitution and Originalist Justices like Amy Coney Barrett
This is where newly sworn-in Associate Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett comes in. So, if you're upset about Justice Barrett, thank Obama. That's why we have the Constitution and the Supreme Court of the United States. And that's why I'm thankful that the president nominated Justice Barrett, the legal scholar from Notre Dame and former law clerk of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. On the first day of her Senate hearings, Justice Barrett was asked to define what being an "originalist" meant.
Unasked Questions on '60 Minutes'
The "60 Minutes" interviews of the Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates last Sunday were more revealing for questions not asked and for sidestepping than for what inquiring minds really want to know prior to Election Day. Joe Biden doesn't support those things. Mr. President, you're running against Joe Biden. Joe Biden has a deep, steep, and successful record over a long, long time." Here's another unasked question: Mr. Biden, you and President Obama promised "shovel-ready" jobs as part of your administration's infrastructure spending.
Why I’m a One Issue Voter
The issue of abortion has barely come up in the debates of Election 2020. I am a one issue voter, without apology, and that issue is abortion. Those politicians who get the issue of life wrong tend to get just about everything else wrong. It is well documented that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, was a racist. Christians need to vote our values, and the issue of life is the most important of these.
Sen. Rubio Can – and Must – Stand up for Victims of Socialism
Since his election to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has been a steadfast champion of private property rights. Now, by continuing his commendable stand for property rights by standing firm against Venezuela’s vile expropriation schemes, the lawmaker has a chance to help the victims of Venezuela’s socialist regime reclaim property that was stolen from them. In 2011, the socialist regime announced the nationalization of the mine and the seizure of Crystallex’s investments in the country. Sen. Rubio and his legislative allies have close ties to the Trump administration and are in a unique position to press the administration to act on this critical issue. A number of free-market organizations have supported Crystallex’s claims because continued refusal to act would spell disaster and set a disturbing precedent of disregarding private property rights.
A Time for Choosing Again
In order to win the presidential election next week, President Donald Trump will have to articulate why he is the right choice. This week, we have seen this contrast on full display: the energetic rallies for Trump versus the small, staged events for Biden. The secondary article, below the fold, bore the headline "Supporters brave the rain to hear, 'the best president we've had.'" Video shot along his motorcade route showed that the crowd included Trump supporters who were waving signs in support of the president. While clearly outlining a choice, Reagan differentiated between good motives and bad outcomes.
Healthcare Workers Embrace 2A During Pandemic
According to a new study by researchers at the New Mexico State University and the University of Toledo, healthcare workers were among those Americans most likely to purchase a firearm during the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Robert Young, with Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership, joins Cam to talk about the study's findings, as well as his own personal experience with colleagues and other medical professionals over the past few months.
All Roads Lead to Pennsylvania: Charlie Kirk Monologue
Charlie Kirk, on the Charlie Kirk Show, delves deep into Pennsylvania’s emerging political psyche and how Joe Biden's gaffes on fracking could prove harmful for his chances in Pennsylvania. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Markets Signal Strong Dollar Here To Stay
As a citizen, I think Silicon Valley’s anti-conservative actions have been very harmful and unfair and must be dealt with. After the close, Microsoft (MSFT) posted strong results that outpaced Wall Street’s consensus in their three main business sectors. Handicapping the KeepersTomorrow, the biggest publicly traded companies report their financial results amid a backdrop that has become increasingly hostile toward earnings results. Today’s SessionThe market is becoming more defensive and strong earnings and guidance are not enough to stop it at this very moment. The turning points for the market yesterday, which was mostly trading sideways, was the release of the latest Consumer Confidence from the Conference Board.
A New Way To Track Actual Coronavirus Cases
Working with Arizona's COVID hospital admissions data has been challenging. It shouldn't have been a big deal, but the new reporting suggested Arizona's COVID hospital admissions were far greater than previously released data had indicated. The results of that test drive are shown in this chart showing Arizona's daily COVID ICU admissions chart. COVID-19 Data Dashboard. COVID-19 Data Archive.
Ideological Straitjackets Turn Citizens Into Subjects
The ideological mindset of mass political movements poses a threat to life, liberty, and property that has, if anything, grown more insidious. This conception denied altogether any intrinsic power of thought and thus denied any grounds for claiming freedom of thought. The first, technical knowledge, is “susceptible of precise formulation.” Practical knowledge, by contrast, exists only in use. Thus we are reduced from citizens to subjects. It takes practical wisdom honed by a sense of history to resist beguiling ideological snares that reduce reality to a slogan or a soundbite.
Food Stocks to Buy Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Food stocks to buy amid the COVID-19 crisis feature household name companies whose products hold continuing appeal during challenging times. The food stocks to buy amid the COVID-19 crisis have shown sustained demand during a time of job losses and economic weakness. McDonald’s Ranks Among Food Stocks to Buy Amid the COVID-19Jim Woods, who heads the Successful Investing and Intelligence Report investment newsletters, as well as the Bullseye Stock Trader advisory service, has two food stocks that he recommends. The food stocks to buy amid COVID-19 include two grocery retailers, an iconic beverage maker and a fast-food chain known for its value menu. The post Food Stocks to Buy Amid the COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on Stock Investor.
WATCH: Senate Commerce Committee Grills Big Tech CEOs
The Senate Commerce Committee is prepared to grill three of Big Tech's most familiar faces on Wednesday. The hearing, entitled, "Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?," will focus on whether Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is still a useful tool. The social media platforms didn't have evidence to prove it was untrue. "Twitter and Facebook and big tech billionaires don't get to censor political speech and actively interfere in the election," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said. You can watch today's virtual Commerce Committee hearing below.
While McGrath Calls America an 'Embarrassment,' Leader McConnell Touts Record of Results
Kentucky Democrat and Senate candidate Amy McGrath, who is challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), made a unique closing argument on Tuesday, with just one week left until the general election. #KYSen pic.twitter.com/1oq8hidyel — Team Mitch (Text MITCH to 47360) (@Team_Mitch) October 27, 2020Now this is a helluva closing message. Responding to McGrath calling America an “embarrassment” McConnell says:America is not an embarrassment. "I led the historic effort to revamp the tax code, cutting taxes and lowering utility bills for Kentucky’s middle-class families. Leader McConnell’s reelection is rated as “Likely Republican,” and McGrath certainly may have broken any record on the books for wasting donor funds throughout her long-shot bid to unseat the Kentucky Republican and GOP leader.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board Endorses Sean Parnell Over Conor Lamb in Heated Congressional Race
In the nationally-watched congressional race in Pennsylvania’s 17th district, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board endorsed GOP candidate and decorated combat veteran Sean Parnell over incumbent Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb. That’s clearly what the district wants, because that’s how Mr. Lamb presented himself in 2016 and has again in 2020. That is Mr. Lamb in a nutshell. He’s smart, he’s clever, he’s a smooth politician. He loves the country and is coming to love the 17th District.
Uh Oh: Biden Chinese Business Associate Was Subject of FISA Spy Warrant
And now, we are learning a Chinese business associate within the Biden orbit was under a FISA spy warrant (via Daily Caller News Foundation):Feds suspected Hunter Biden associate/client Patrick HO of working covertly as a foreign agent. HO was the subject of a FISA warrant, according to court documents in his bribery case. Hunter Biden was part of a business consortium that sought a partnership with CEFC in May 2017. In addition to his partnership with CEFC, Hunter Biden also represented Ho during his legal battle. So, did Joe Biden know about the FISA warrant?
Why Bill Maher Called Dems the 'Loser Party'
Comedian Bill Maher surprised Jimmy Kimmel on Monday after he criticized the Democratic Party as the “loser party” for failing to get Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg off the bench when President Obama was in office. She was a great justice but should have quit.”“The Democratic plan for the Supreme Court was Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn’t die,” he continued. “And that’s why they’re such a loser party. I vote for them, but they don’t know how to do politics.”“The Democratic plan for the Supreme Court was Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn’t die. You lose power and then you lose it again.”
The Late Ballot Scam
The left claims failing to count late ballots amounts to "voter disenfranchisement." You'd have to be living on the moon not to know by now to vote or mail in a ballot early to avoid Election Day crowds. Otherwise tens of thousands of late ballots will be counted, contrary to state law. The best preview of what is likely to happen in the Pennsylvania case occurred in an emergency ruling Monday night. All because of late ballots.
Trump Blasts Big Tech Over Censorship as CEOs Testify Before Senate Committee
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act protects social media giants from being held liable for the content they publish. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020It’s amazing. It’s the biggest story and Big Tech, together with the Lamestream Media, isn’t allowing a word to be said about it. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020Why isn’t Twitter trending Biden corruption? Zuckerberg and Dorsey will also testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 regarding their censorship of the New York Post's report on Hunter Biden's emails.
Twitter CEO Admits: We Have No Proof the Hunter Biden Story Is False
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other big tech leaders testified in front of the Senate Commerce Committee today after blocking a New York Post story that exposed Hunter and Joe Biden's shady foreign dealings. When the story broke two weeks ago, Twitter locked the New York Post's account and disabled the ability for users to share the link to the Biden story on the website. But according to Dorsey himself, Twitter has no proof the Biden story, and all of the documents presented to back it up, are false, fraudulent or a foreign influence campaign. “We don’t”: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits they don't have any evidence to say the New York Post Biden story is disinformation pic.twitter.com/Yl5Ltsy1a3 — Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 28, 2020As of today, the New York Post is still locked out of their Twitter account. Because in the interval, neither Joe nor Hunter Biden has disputed the authenticity of the e-mails or the ownership of the hard drive.
Sen. Gardner Asks Dorsey Why He's Hidden Trump's Tweets, But Not the Ayatollah's
Why is it that you've hidden the president's tweets, but not the Ayatollah's tweets, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) demanded of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. And Sen. Gardner was rightly concerned that President Trump is seemingly a bigger target for Twitter than the Supreme Leader of Iran, considering the Ayatollah has openly denied the Holocaust on the platform, even on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jack Dorsey: "It's misleading information, but we don't have a policy against that type of misleading information." pic.twitter.com/OCdBI5rkLV — Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) October 28, 2020Dorsey said they have three categories in which they determine misleading information. Asked by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) if they consider themselves to be "the referees" of political speech, all three CEOs said no.
USC Pollster: Our Experimental But Accurate Model Shows Trump Winning the Electoral College Again
In both the U.S. elections, the social-circle question predicted national and state level results better than the “own intention” question in the same polls. In fact, data from the social-circle question in 2016 accurately predicted which candidate won each state, so it predicted Trump’s electoral college victory…Five for five thus far. Even so, in 2016 it predicted that Trump would win the electoral vote. And in that realm, Trump is doing quite poorly this cycle, which could be a meaningful red flag for his campaign. https://t.co/tNbpHENq9a — Jackson Bryman (@kilometerbryman) October 27, 2020If Trump winds up winning or coming close, people may be talking about the Trafalgar and USC models a lot more.
After Senate Confirmed Justice Barrett, Hickenlooper Still Will Not Give a Firm Stance on Court Packing
After the Senate confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, former Colorado Governor and current Senate candidate John Hickenlooper (D) avoided revealing his stance on “court packing,” once again. As the idea of expanding the size of the Supreme Court gains traction within the Democrat Party, Hickenlooper continually avoids giving a straightforward answer when asked about packing the court. The Senate hopeful first called adding justices to the Supreme Court a “hypothetical,” but then indicated that his support for packing the court would be contingent on the confirmation of Justice Barrett. He will pack the Supreme Court. https://t.co/DDcc7A52yq — Cory Gardner (@CoryGardner) October 27, 2020During his brief run for the Democratic nomination for president, Hickenlooper said that he would be “open to” the idea of expanding the size of the Supreme Court.
Promises Kept: On Judges, Three Cheers for President Trump, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans
This series of events represented an exhilarating capstone to a truly extraordinary four years of achievement for President Trump and the Republican-held Senate. But in 2016, 2017, and 2018, McConnell's Senate Republicans stiffened their collective backbone and kept their promises, with the stakes as high as ever. With just one (politically understandable) defection from their ranks, Senate Republicans voted to approve Barrett's nomination, a task made less complicated by their expanded ranks. President Trump has nominated, and Senate Republicans have confirmed, three exceptional Supreme Court justices, representing one-third of the Court. President Trump has nominated, and Senate Republicans have confirmed, 53 circuit court judges, constituting nearly one-third of those extremely influential panels.
Team Biden Continues to Smear Trump for Failing to Condemn Racism, White Supremacy. Trump Campaign Hits Back With Perfect Ad in Response.
The former vice president said the “moment I knew I had to run” was President Trump’s “very fine people on both sides” comment from 2017. Nevertheless, Biden and vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris have been on the campaign trail falsely claiming he hasn’t denounced white supremacy yet. "Donald Trump fails to condemn White supremacy, doesn’t believe that systemic racism is a problem, and won’t say that black lives matter," Biden said at a campaign stop in Georgia this week. To leave no room for doubt, the Trump campaign hit back, creating a five-minute ad that compiles all the times the president has publicly denounced white supremacy. The Trump campaign has also made a point of highlighting Biden’s “history of racist comments” in a series of campaign ads directed toward the black community.
True Author Behind 'Anonymous' Anti-Trump Writings Finally Steps Forward
Previously, the author was identified only as a "senior Trump administration official." "Much has been made of the fact that these writings were published anonymously," Taylor wrote in a statement posted to Medium. "He’s just another standard-issue arrogant, Washington, DC swamp bro who loved President Trump until he figured out he could try to make money by attacking him." Promoting his book in Nov. 2019, the "Anonymous" writer revealed in a Reddit forum that he did not plan to remain anonymous forever. Vice President Mike Pence has said the "Anonymous" author "should resign" for violating their oath to the Constitution.
Eight Busted as Illegal Agents for the Chinese Communist Party
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday eight individuals have been charged for conspiring to nefariously aid and act as illegal agents for the Chinese Communist Party while in the United States. Five of them have been arrested. “As alleged, the defendants assisted PRC officials in a scheme to coerce targeted individuals to return to the PRC against their will,” Acting U.S. Attorney Seth DuCharme said about the case. “The United States will not tolerate the conduct of PRC carrying out state-authorized actions on U.S. soil without notice to, and coordination with, the appropriate U.S. authorities. Nor will we tolerate the unlawful harassment and stalking of U.S. residents to further PRC objectives.”According to FBI Director Wray, the Bureau is investigating thousands of cases related to nefarious Chinese activity and espionage across the United States.
Dem Senator Claims Social Media Execs Have 'Bent Over Backwards' for Conservatives
Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee rightfully pressed Big Tech CEOs Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai about conservative censorship at Wednesday's Senate Commerce Committee hearing. But Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) intervened to suggest the real truth was that Republicans were the ones bullying the Big Tech giants. “You have institutionally bent over backwards and overcompensated" for the GOP, Schatz claimed. “In contravention of your terms of service, given special dispensation to right-wing voices, and even throttled progressive journalists," he added. For proof, Schatz noted that the CEOs have hired Republican operatives and posted private dinners with Republican leaders.
Dr. Fauci Doesn't See the U.S. Returning to Normal for Quite Some Time
The comments were made during a webinar on the global response to the Wuhan coronavirus hosted by the University of Melbourne. Although Dr. Fauci predicts a coronavirus vaccine may be developed in the next few months, he doesn't believe that people will be able to go about their daily lives for quite some time. Does Dr. Fauci anticipate a Joe Biden presidency and a dark future ahead? "I think it will be easily by the end of 2021 and perhaps into the next year before we start having some semblance of normality," said Dr. Fauci. Dr. Fauci says his opinions have changed over time as more information has become available, so perhaps new information will change the doctor's thinking on this too.
What a New 'Test' for Mail-In Voting Revealed
With the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, many states are utilizing some form of mail-in voting for the 2020 election cycle. The team sent 500 envelopes from 50 destinations throughout the country to see how quickly these mock ballots would arrive at their intended destination. Each metro area had 100 envelopes sent through their system. It was discovered that 21 percent of all the mock ballots hadn't materialized after four days. This would be concerning in non-COVID years but it's even more concerning because of the unprecedented number of people who are voting by mail.
Oh, We Have More Damning Calls Between Biden Whistleblower and Joe’s Family Operatives
Last night, Tony Bobulinski sat down with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for a bombshell interview, where he went into further detail about the Biden family’s China excursions. Tucker asks Bobulinski where the $10 million for the Biden deal with China went. According to Bobulinski, $5 million was supposed to be a loan to the business partnership. — Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 28, 2020The point is, Bobulinski said in no uncertain terms that the Bidens are compromised. https://t.co/QTgXY94pIK — Ben Smith (@benyt) October 27, 2020Joe Biden, the man who didn’t know anything about Hunter's business dealings, has been exposed as a liar.
DOJ: We're Monitoring the Philly Riots and Backing the Police
As Philadelphia braces for another night of rioting and violence, the Department of Justice is monitoring the situation and making it clear whose side they're on. The Department of Justice is closely monitoring the unrest in Philadelphia and elsewhere. To police departments across the country: You have the FULL support of DOJ. #Philly pic.twitter.com/cl0JcTZdEA — Aishah Hasnie (@aishahhasnie) October 27, 2020The inside of a looted Rite Aid in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/LNgAVMi5EF — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 28, 2020Police in Philadelphia are being told NOT to arrest looters.
Why Ted Cruz Accused Twitter's CEO For Lying Under Oath Over Tech Censorship
For now, we'll see how their tense exchange carries over now that Cruz has accused Dorsey of lying under oath. What @jack told the Senate, under oath, is false. https://t.co/BDHRB8CEzy — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 28, 2020Jack Dorsey of Twitter just told Senator Cruz that anyone could now share the NY Post’s bombshell stories on Twitter. (@abigailmarone) October 28, 2020“What Jack told the Senate, under oath, is false. You can catch the full exchange here:Watch Senator Ted Cruz grill Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on alleged censorship https://t.co/HpEe9Mh8og pic.twitter.com/3g6XFbW0Y0 — CNET (@CNET) October 28, 2020Oh, and Dorsey also claimed they didn't censor President Trump.
Hillary Believes Her Voting Plans Are Relatable...There's Just One Problem.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems to think she's relatable, even though we know she isn't. On Tuesday, Clinton revealed that she's a member of the Electoral College and she's excited to vote for Biden. Even though she's not running for election, Hillary said she is "incredibly nervous." But the biggest thing she's excited for: being a New York state delegate for the Electoral College, something she said rather nonchalantly. “I’m an elector in New York,” Clinton said with a smile.
ICE Releases Hundreds of Criminal Aliens Following California District Court Order
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the release of more than 250 criminal aliens following a ruling from the Central District of California. On Tuesday, ICE issued a press release announcing that more than 250 criminal aliens were released from Adelanto, the largest immigration detention center in California and the frequent target of immigrant activist groups. "ICE has complied with this overreaching court order; however, the public should know that the ruling undoubtedly places them at greater risk." All those in violation of immigration law may be subject to arrest, detention and, if found removable by final order, removal from the United States. ICE takes many factors into account when targeting and arresting individuals, including their criminal and immigration history.
GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Asks Media to Practice Patience on Election Night
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) penned a letter to the heads of major news organizations ahead of Tuesday’s general election. The House GOP leader stressed the importance of this consequential election and urged news executives to wait until polling places close completely before publishing election results. Leader McCarthy pointed to the record voter turnout that is expected for Tuesday’s election and urged patience in concluding any results.
Dems Pushing Court Packing Are Taking a Page from Hugo Chavez's Playbook
“And I will—ask them to over—180 days come back to me with recommendations as to how to—reform the court system because it's getting out of whack-- the way in which it's being handled and it's not about court packing. Mercedes Schlapp, a senior advisor for the Trump campaign, cautioned Americans about the similarity between such a move and what happened in Venezuela under the late dictator Hugo Chavez. "Well, there’s no question that Joe Biden can’t commit to anything, he changes his position constantly,” she said. Then he kind of changed his position to say, 'Well, let’s create a commission,' which we know exactly what that means. Changing the rules also was a strategy of Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela.
If Trump Wins Pennsylvania Next Week, Blame the Riots
After Monday's shooting, West Philadelphia was the first to experience protests that turned into rioting and looting. The riots and looting that have been plaguing the nation are often taking place in swing states. The riots in Philadelphia are the latest to occur within Pennsylvania, following those over the summer. In northern Philadelphia, looters ransacked the strip malls, with Philadelphia police trying to keep up with the number of crimes being committed. pic.twitter.com/LNgAVMi5EF — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 28, 2020If Trump wins states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, look no further than the riots that have torn through much of their cities and towns as a motivator to give him another term in office.
Nancy Pelosi Is Not Going to Like This Joke Between Trump and Rally Attendee at Arizona Event
During a campaign rally in Bullhead City, Arizona, on Wednesday, President Trump spoke proudly about America’s accomplishments and future goals—including in space. And while Republicans are eager to win back the House and get Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi out of the speakership, some apparently would like to see her off Earth altogether. “Make it Nancy Pelosi!” one rally attendee yelled back at the president. Rally attendee: "Make it Nancy Pelosi!" pic.twitter.com/rjQcHUoaoT — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020In encouraging supporters to vote, he reminded them that he's not just running against Biden, but the liberal media, big tech, and the Washington establishment as well.
Fool Us Once, Shame on You; Fool Us Forever, Shame on Us All
A good example is the latest attempt to pass yet another COVID-19 relief bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Republicans' failure to agree to her $2.2 trillion bill "malfeasance." But that relief bill shouldn't cost anywhere near $2 trillion. Making matters worse, the White House and Democrats want to spend that $2 trillion on the same programs as before. The overall coronavirus relief bill returned 60 cents in economic growth per dollar invested.
Donald Trump Is Again Going to Win
In 2013, when I met Donald Trump for the first time, I concluded that he could be a successful politician. I concluded early on that Donald would win in 2016. Said Smith, "It's easy enough to find editors these days who say they saw Donald Trump coming, hard to find ones who are telling the truth about that. So, why is Donald going to win? In the Republican primaries more people voted for just one candidate, Donald Trump, than turned out for all the Democratic candidates.
Tucker Carlson Reveals 'Damning' Documents His Show Received About Biden Family Have 'Vanished'
Fox News’s Tucker Carlson informed viewers Wednesday evening that highly sensitive and “damning” documents his show received from a source about the Biden family have disappeared. “On Monday of this week, we received, from a source, a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. We believe those documents are authentic, they’re real, and they’re damning,” he said. Carlson explained when he and his executive producer received them, they were in Los Angeles preparing for his interview with Tony Bobulinski about the Biden family’s shady foreign business dealings. They went through the office in New York, where our producer dropped that package off.
BREAKING: Supreme Court Decides NC Absentee Ballot Deadline
The Supreme Court of the United States on Wednesday decided to uphold the North Carolina State Board of Elections' decision to extend the state's mail-in ballot deadline from three to nine days. The decision was made because of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. In order to count, ballots have to be postmarked on or before Election Day, but election officials must receive that ballot by 5 p.m. on Nov. 12. The main question surrounding the case was whether or not the State Board of Elections had the authority to make deadline changes without consent from the North Carolina state legislature. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Hagan in upholding the extension.
The Russian Misinformation Narrative Peddled By Democrats Over Hunter Biden Was Delivered a Kill Shot Today
The laptop that contained all of the Hunter Biden emails exposing his family’s web of corruption, which also includes his father, is not a Russian misinformation operation. Only the most delusional believed that; the Biden camp has yet to deny that these emails are fake. And now, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has verified all the documents submitted by Biden whistleblower Tony Bobulinski, an ex-business partner of Hunter. The deal’s inception occurred when Joe Biden was still vice president. Is the Biden Doctrine get paid first, even with entities with ties to rival governments, and ask questions later?
PA's Department of State Issues Guidance for Mail-In Ballots and It's a Win for Trump
The Pennsylvania Department of State on Wednesday released a guidance document for mail-in and absentee ballots received after polls close at 8 p.m. While the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court ruled that elections officials have a three-day extension – until Friday, Nov. 6th at 5 p.m. Their hope is that the United States Supreme Court would rule in their favor. Because of that, the Pennsylvania Department of State is advising polling officials to keep two different piles of mail-in and absentee ballots. County boards of elections are not to tally those ballots received between the time that polls close and the end of the three-day extension window.
Donald Trump: Why He Deserves Four More Years
Lost on the President Donald Trump-hating pundits who weighed in on the second and final debate with former Vice President Joe Biden was Trump's energy and focus. Trump handily defeated Biden, who noticeably tired by the end of this second and final debate. Immediately after Trump's election, Democrats attempted to invoke the 25th amendment, arguing that the real-estate-developer-turned-politician lacked the mental fitness to hold a job. Circle the wagons until Joe Biden crosses the finish line. His latest book, "The New Trump Standard," is available in paperback from Amazon.com and for Nook, Kindle, iBooks and GooglePlay.
UN Must End Iran’s Impunity of Crimes Against Humanity
In mid-October, in his annual report, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned "repeated and serious violations" of human rights in Iran as a "grave concern." For example, in 2016 and 2017, university students disrupted multiple campus speeches by officials to ask about the 1988 massacre. The protesters were massacred with impunity because the regime got away with the 1988 massacre. An investigation into the 1988 massacre should be an explicit paragraph in the final censure resolution of the U.N. Third Committee next month. Ken Blackwell, the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, is Chairman of the International Foundation of Electoral Systems.
2020 Hindsight on Impeachment Trial and Unravelling Biden Family Business Deals
As noted in my book, “Abuse of Power: Inside the Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump,” voting against calling witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial might have been a political mistake by Republicans. if you’re dealing with a sure-thing Senate trial verdict—a Trump acquittal last February—why cast uncertainty into the picture with a witness? Yet another testimony causing predictable pearl clutching from Trump rivals and “is-that-all” shrugs from Trump supporters might have been worth a deal subjecting the Biden family to scrutiny. But, the Biden campaign hasn’t disputed the authenticity of the emails, nor has the former vice president's response fully answered what should be yes or no questions. Fred Lucas is the author of Abuse of Power: Inside the Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump (Bombardier Books, 2020).
Election a Choice Between Rule-changing and Respect for Constitutional Norms
Ditto the traditional structure of the Supreme Court. For nearly 60 years, a left-leaning Supreme Court revolutionized American cultural and political life with progressive decisions. The Supreme Court includes two of Barack Obama's liberal nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Reid wished to ensure that the Republican Senate minority would have no ability to obstruct the appointment of progressive nominees until at least 2024. In other words, the 151-year tradition of a Supreme Court with nine justices would end.
Joe Biden Is The Hero of His Own Story
That Joe Biden, with his unnaturally white-capped smile so wide you can see his wisdom teeth and his “awe, shucks” kind of way of running for president as just your average Joe. And no one, NO ONE EVER, called him either “middle-class Joe” or “lunch bucket Joe,” except himself. Joe Biden’s life story has been carefully constructed by him to paint him as a sort of folk hero; an everyman who made good. Biden told voters on February 11th, “This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid. Everyone is the hero of their own story, but there comes a point when you simply have to admit when someone is full of it, and Joe Biden most definitely is full of…it.
Game over: GOP Sen. Ron Johnson just got Jack Dorsey to torpedo Twitter’s case against the NY Post [video]
Twitter has refused to restore the New York Post’s account access until the Post deletes their tweets about their Hunter Biden scoops. If there’s one thing CEO Jack Dorsey cannot tolerate, it’s disinformation. And if there’s one thing GOP Sen. Ron Johnson cannot tolerate, it’s Jack Dorsey’s BS excuses for censoring the New York Post. Because Biden campaign, when asked about authenticity of the emails after NY Post broke them, cited Twitter's censorship as evidence of their their unreliability. ***Related:‘What Jack told the Senate, under oath, is false’: Ted Cruz grills Twitter CEO on selectively censoring ‘misinformation’
'Ask Not What Your Country Is': The Biden Inaugural Address
I'm not at liberty to reveal my sources, but I have obtained a draft of President Joe Biden's inaugural address. You say I'm not Welsh and my father was a Chevrolet dealer in Wilmington? When I'm president, this country won't be cozying up to the totalitarian regimes of Poland and Hungary. I'm your pop, but I'm not a weasel, pal. I should say, I wasn't actually voted the "outstanding student," but it was an honor just to be nominated.
Conservative journo Jeryl Bier may have just zeroed in on Twitter’s endgame with their NY Post/Hunter Biden shenanigans [screenshots]
Twitter says the specific twitter rules broken were ones that applied to the publication of hacked materials and personal information. — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 27, 20203. https://t.co/Guo0hxLrbP — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 27, 2020Well, tomorrow is today, and we’re just dying to hear more about that. Why would they put the onus on the NY Post to do what they do all the time? Let’s just say we wouldn’t be remotely surprised if this is, as Bier suggests, to teach the NY Post a lesson.
The Media Needs the Biden Scandal to End as Much as Joe Biden
The surprise in all of this is not that the media outlets have chosen a side -- that is regarded as a given by many -- but in how brazen they have become in their stance on this story. During a video conference for the campaign on Sunday Biden made one of his endless strings of verbal pratfalls. Four more years of George — George, uh, he, we're going to find ourselves in a position where if Trump gets elected, we're going to be in a different world." Once this got out on social media many commented that Biden thought he was running against George Bush, but a number of outlets rushed to cover for Joe. We have reached the point now that as this scandal blossoms it is not only Joe Biden who faces accountability.
‘Can’t make this stuff up’! Guess why the Senate’s tech CEO hearing had to take a break
Zuckerberg built Facebook when he was 19 and now wants us to believe he doesn't know how to work a ZOOM call. pic.twitter.com/CwbILo4tnb — Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) October 28, 2020Well, maybe Zuckerberg wasn’t in any big hurry to field questions from some of the senators. He can build Facebook but he can’t connect to a video chat… in the age of a pandemic when we have all been doing video chats since March? https://t.co/AQ9xF69qSD — Lauren Blair Aronson (@laurenblair88) October 28, 2020You can’t make this stuff up ??? https://t.co/i1GTmh4c32 — Ron Cates (@RCbeancounter) October 28, 2020Facebook uses a special line when giving testimony that could be damaging to the brand. pic.twitter.com/VacIeWi4uJ — Mike Nessen (@Mike_Nessen) October 28, 2020Tell him to turn it off and turn it back on.
BREAKING: Potential Explosives Found in Philadelphia During Violent Riots
As the city of Philadelphia faces violent unrest over a police-involved shooting that occurred on Monday, officials are reportedly investigating potential explosives found in a van, per local outlets. An influx of civil disturbance began after Philadelphia law enforcement officials shot and killed Walter Wallace, who reportedly charged at police officers with a knife and refused to surrender the weapon, officials said. Law enforcement is investigating the “suspicious equipment” thought to be explosives. #BREAKING : Phila Police discover van loaded with explosives, suspicious equipment at Logan Circle in Center City. pic.twitter.com/POctzhgBcH — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 27, 2020Looters in Philadelphia are pulling up in cars and rushing into stores to grab as much as they can before driving away.
What a Shame: Girl Scouts Cowers to the Cancel Culture Mob
The Girl Scouts of America on Wednesday posted a tweet celebrating the new confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett. In June, the Girl Scouts asked me to be in a panel and I pointed out it was entirely white. — Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) October 28, 2020Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. https://t.co/OISTiNjqeu — Heather R. Higgins (@TheHRH) October 29, 20201) It’s bad/dumb for the Girl Scouts to delete a tweet honoring Amy Coney Barrett. Just reaffirmed my commitment to never support the Girl Scouts — cookies are overrated anyway.
Are Democrats Heading for a 2020 Bloodbath?
Right now, it looks like Democrats are heading for an Electoral College bloodbath viewing the early vote totals. Larry Schweikart has been tracking these numbers. — Larry Schweikart (@LarrySchweikart) October 27, 2020Miami-Dade is now R +5,500. Trump lead increases. https://t.co/HzKCmjCt49 — PollWatch (@PollWatch2020) October 25, 2020And there's some good news coming from Colorado as well:UPDATE: CORs early vote now down by only 9%.
Politico journo covering ‘Toss Up’ Texas doesn’t like how the state smells
The Cook Political Report has moved Texas into the “Toss Up” category:INBOX from @cookpolitical: "Trump’s Path Narrows, as Texas Moves to Toss Up"https://t.co/wZI6euC4rQ — Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) October 28, 2020And Politico sent Ryan Lizza to Texas to report on what’s really going on in the state:Texas is officially a toss up according to @CookPolitical. Here’s the full case for and against Biden making a late play there: https://t.co/oZMQMOdWJ1 https://t.co/j2m2SLzujO — Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) October 28, 2020But he doesn’t like how the state smells:I’m staying in Odessa, Texas, tonight. — Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) October 28, 2020But experts don’t really know if this means anything or not:Tell me about it. That's nearly 91% of the total votes cast in the state in 2016. @longhornderek data: 42% of voters have no voting history in the last 4 primaries and 14% have no general or primary voting history.
‘I just want ONE name’: Sen. Mike Lee asks Facebook, Twitter CEOs to single out any high-profile liberals censored by their platforms – twitchy.com
During a Senate committee’s questioning of CEO’s from Facebook, Twitter and Google, GOP Sen. Mike Lee asked a fairly simple question for which there were apparently no simple answers:Tech CEOs struggle to name any high profile liberals censored by their platforms https://t.co/ePTJH6WURW pic.twitter.com/MECvyM3PEU. @SenMikeLee pressures Twitter, Facebook, and Google to name one high-profile liberal person or company, who has been censored. To no surprise, not a single name was given in response. #BigTechCensorship #Section230 pic.twitter.com/qWIyfuHE7N— MediaResearchCenter (@theMRC) October 28, 2020
Why a Lifelong Democrat from Battleground Michigan Just Endorsed Trump
It’s about Michigan, where the vice president of the Flint City Council just backed Trump. "Right now the narrative has been spent, President Trump is full of hate. This year I decided to go with President Trump. I am not a bootlicker, I am not an Uncle Tom," said Maurice Davis. Flint City Council member and life long Democrat Maurice Davis says he is backing @realDonaldTrump .
NYU professor bravely compares himself to the heroes of Flight 93, because voting is basically his own personal 9/11 [pic]
If you’re hungry for a piping-hot voting take, boy have we got a tasty one for you. Ladies and gentlemen, please to enjoy the intellectual stylings of NYU marketing Prof. Scott Galloway:Whenever I do this, I think of flight 93 (9/11). They voted pic.twitter.com/bA7F4AD6en — Scott Galloway (@profgalloway) October 28, 2020We grabbed a screenshot, juuuuust in case:That is just … that is amazing. The hijackers also voted on which plane to hijack (they picked flight 93) — Unidentified Smiling Object (@SmilingObject) October 28, 2020You're not even brave enough to go to a polling station. https://t.co/WEiMPt3ePY — David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) October 28, 2020We can’t with this guy.
NYT journo who grew up in Pennsylvania says the polls don’t match what he sees happening on the ground
The New York Times Shawn McCreesh, who grew up in Pennsylvania, has an opinion piece out today that says the polls that show Biden ahead don’t match what he’s seeing on the ground:Can We Trust Pennsylvania’s Polls? https://t.co/9B3pUXYIhx — Shawn McCreesh (@ShawnMcCreesh) October 27, 2020“I grew up around here and am dubious” of Biden lead, writes McCreesh:Nothing can stop these pieces. "https://t.co/PJierCBGZr — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 27, 2020a"One of my mom’s acquaintances recently held a Trump-themed birthday party for her child. https://t.co/wETsOROLB1 — Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) October 28, 2020So, Dems are now counting on “shy” Biden voters? Last election there were a lot of shy Trump voters (“lean-ins” they called them at Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh) last time and there may still be.
‘What Jack told the Senate, under oath, is false’: Ted Cruz grills Twitter CEO on selectively censoring ‘misinformation’
Tech CEO’s from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying to a Senate committee today (after a few minutes off to ironically fix a technical glitch), and during one line of questioning, Sen. Ted Cruz grilled Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on their selective censoring of “misinformation”:. #section230 pic.twitter.com/YQiuh2cI9r — MRCTV (@mrctv) October 28, 2020Dorsey also told Sen. Cruz that the New York Post’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop could now be shared, and Cruz put that to the test:What @jack told the Senate, under oath, is false. Why would @Twitter (selectively) #censor anything at all if Jack truly believes that the platform cannot influence voters!?! pic.twitter.com/pJnWLkw2GF — ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) October 28, 2020WATCH: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey can NOT explain why it took Twitter two months to label Chinese propaganda regarding the coronavirus as misinformation. But was able to label a tweet from President Trump raising legitimate concerns about Mail-In Voting as misinformation instantly.
SEEK HELP: CNN’s Ana Navarro compares Melania Trump to Fidel Castro
The always awful Ana Navarro was again awful, this time comparing First Lady Melania Trump to Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro:Great hire, CNN:You should really evaluate your life when this is what you're reduced to tweeting. LOL What a hack. — Janice ???? (@jannyfayray) October 28, 2020And does she really want to go there? Ana is someone who really shouldn't be attacking someone else's appearance. https://t.co/tZIZrSA81l — Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) October 28, 2020She really is:***
‘You must be new here’: Smug Politico reporter scoffs at ‘the idea that conservatives are silenced on social media’
— issie lapowsky (@issielapowsky) October 28, 2020Well, for what it’s worth, Twitter has slapped misinformation warnings on Donald Trump’s tweets before. So we’re going to let you decide just how tuned into reality Politico Playbook reporter Jeremy B. But the idea that conservatives are silenced on social media, where they often thrive, just doesn't stand up to scrutiny. But leaving aside the argument that Donald Trump is not technically a conservative, is White seriously suggesting that because Donald Trump has a far-reaching Twitter platform, there’s no such thing as anti-conservative bias on Twitter? That is, in fact, what he is suggesting:If “conservatives dominate on social media,” it’s only because they have to work so much harder than liberals to be heard and they persist despite social media overlords’ best efforts to clamp down.
Jake Tapper says CNN didn’t know the identity of CNN contributor ‘Anonymous’ until today
It’s … Miles Taylor, former chief of staff of the Department of Homeland Security and current CNN contributor. >> @MilesTaylorUSA became a CNN contributor earlier this fall. — Relax, I didn't vote for the guy you hate (@jtLOL) October 28, 2020So was he fired for lying in TV or no? — eric (@eriContrarian) October 28, 2020Ok, so is he still a CNN contributor now that we know he lied to CNN? — HammerDownHanna ?? (@Hammerdownhanna) October 28, 2020That’s a good question, though: Is Taylor still a CNN contributor now that we know he lied to CNN that he wasn’t “Anonymous”?
Jim Treacher and Iowahawk skewer the media’s coverage of Trump’s Omaha rally
“We need at least 30 more buses,” an Omaha police officer just said, shaking his head at the chaotic cluster that is unfolding. — Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) October 28, 2020Some of the Trump supporters required medical attention in the freezing temperatures:Thousands of people left out in the cold and stranded in #Omaha, #Nebraska after a #Trump rally. pic.twitter.com/oIkmixaZt0 — Jeff Paul (@Jeff_Paul) October 28, 2020Things did finally get under control, of course:Officers reporting most parking lots are clear. — Omaha Scanner (@omaha_scanner) October 28, 2020But why has this been a story ALL DAY? https://t.co/1VXvuYHVey — Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 28, 2020Note that some accounts dispute the severity of what went down:Incidentally, I spoke to someone who was at the Omaha rally last night.
‘That’s not good’: Biden campaign dispatches Barack Obama to Michigan on Saturday (where Joe’s supposedly 9 points up)
The Real Clear Politics polling average currently shows Joe Biden with an 8.6 point lead in Michigan. An Ipsos/Reuters poll shows something similar:Joe Biden leads with 9 points among Michigan voters, according to an Ipsos / Reuters poll. Watch @Morning_Joe break down the latest battleground state polling. https://t.co/rwPJ6Siuq6 — MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 28, 2020If that’s accurate, it’s a decent lead, but the Biden campaign nevertheless has called in somebody to campaign for Joe:Confirmed: Joe Biden and Barack Obama will reunite to rally together in Michigan on Saturday, per person familiar. — Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 28, 2020Remember what Obama himself said after learning he’d been asked to do some last-minute Michigan campaigning for Hillary Clinton in 2016?
AOC, decked out in ‘suffragist white,’ explains that she’s just the latest stunning and brave Dem woman to be a ‘boogeyman’ for the Right
We’ve all been on the edges of our seats waiting for someone to finally ask AOC for her thoughts on everything. And make no mistake, AOC is Republicans’ favorite “boogeyman” [sic] right now:This is totally right. Then it was Hillary, and now it’s me.” — Neera -Vote Early- Tanden (@neeratanden) October 28, 2020Nothing enrages the right more than strong, smart women who wield power. — Neera -Vote Early- Tanden (@neeratanden) October 28, 2020Amy Coney Barrett could not be reached for comment. But back to the idea that AOC is a bogeyman because she’s a woman (so cis-normative, AOC and Neera!).
Ben Shapiro goes back through Joe Biden’s political career to offer a glimpse at how President Biden would govern
But one thing we can be sure of is that Joe Biden is hardly the “nice guy” that the Left and Resistance make him out to be. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 28, 2020Nothing makes Joe Biden a transformational figure. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 28, 2020And now, Joe Biden is little more than a glorified yes-man for the progressive Left. Biden has moved to appease the prevailing winds on every major political issue. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 28, 2020We couldn’t’ve said it better ourselves.
Flashback: Here’s CNN’s Chris Cillizza suggesting ‘Anonymous’ might be Mike Pence or Kellyanne Conway
The New York Times certainly wouldn’t just hand over the keys to anybody to write an op-ed without adding their name; “This is a genuine high-ranking official,” Cillizza wrote. “A name most people who follow politics — and maybe some who don’t — would recognize.”Miles Taylor. — Laurel Van Driest (@lvandriest) October 28, 2020I follow politics. — Proctalgia Fagux, MD ?? (@CrystalMcKenri1) October 28, 2020I think the bomb drop gif is overused but it’s applicable here soooooooo….. pic.twitter.com/tcrJpRuPgx — Truth Serum (@VrinMarbleye) October 28, 2020Scorched!! !??? — Greg (Just a Simple Man) (@Arcticwolff) October 28, 2020I wish there was a way to literally rub his nose in this — Oakenshield ?? (@TJFofPATN) October 28, 2020What the hell????
CNN and other outlets busy reporting on Miles ‘Anonymous’ Taylor while ignoring Tony Bobulinski
— Honey?????? (@jennifermcfarl4) October 28, 2020So Miles Taylor merits your attention, but Tony Bobulinski does not? Interesting that they actively suppressed Tony Bobulinski from trending last night even though it was a far bigger and impactful story. — Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) October 28, 2020I will take Tony Bobulinski over Anonymous Nobody Miles Taylor any day of the week. Focus on Tony Bobulinski and why his evidence of Biden family corruption isn’t the #1 story in the country right now. With more than ONE MILLION tweets, Tony Bobulinski never cracked the top 5 in the past 18 hours.
‘HA HA HA HA’! Mollie Hemingway roasts media who hyped their anti-Trump hero ‘Anonymous’
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 28, 2020And that turned out to be true. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. The person that the NYT strongly insinuated was, like, the VP or WH Chief of Staff, or Cabinet Member was literally "Miles Taylor." — Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 28, 2020I'm told "Miles Taylor" is someone you wouldn't know from Adam unless you watch Jake Tapper's show, since apparently he features him on the regular. ***Related:Jake Tapper says CNN didn’t know the identity of CNN contributor ‘Anonymous’ until today
Rep. Dan Crenshaw savages Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as ‘a partisan and a hypocrite’
As Twitchy reported, the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified before the Senate Wednesday, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey did not impress the Republicans in the room. Rep. Dan Crenshaw had his own thoughts to share on the hearing:Biggest take away from the big tech hearings: 1) Jack Dorsey is a partisan and a hypocrite. — Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) October 28, 2020The first point we already knew, but the second is frightening. And @jack blatantly lied to @SenTedCruz — Just thinking about (@RubyWilliams2) October 28, 2020It does terrify us………… — D Tawney (@tawney_d) October 28, 2020not ‘terrify’ it’s ANGER. They'll cheer it on right up until it comes for them, then they'll be shocked and won't understand how it happened.
‘Projecting again’? Pow Wow Chow contributor Elizabeth Warren says ‘the Republican Party cheated’ because they can’t succeed legitimately
Elizabeth Warren has a lot of pent-up energy. Last week, Warren ranted and raved about Donald Trump threatening all life on this planet:Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "Donald Trump threatens the existence of human life, of all life, on this planet." — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 28, 2020Sounds to us like Liz and the Dems are the ones who are scared. https://t.co/f9v1MkS4B1 — The Gormogons (@Gormogons) October 28, 2020GP Please state the specific example(s) you believe constituted cheating. https://t.co/f9v1MkS4B1 — The Gormogons (@Gormogons) October 28, 2020
Chelsea Handler says 50 Cent wasn’t serious about supporting Trump; James Woods zings
Last week, rapper 50 Cent tweeted “Vote for Trump” over a graphic showing top tax rates by state under Joe Biden’s plan, with New York coming in at 62 percent. Chelsea Handler says 50 Cent "wasn't serious" about supporting Pres. Look upon her works ye 50 and despair — Danny Lee (@FrankNDad) October 29, 2020Succubus — PubliusAndronicus (@PubliusAndroni1) October 28, 2020Apologist. — Patrick Adamiak (@PatAdamiak) October 28, 2020For a gangsta rapper to submit to a public humiliation it requires leverage. — Mark Barton (@THE_MarkBarton) October 28, 2020Bet he votes for Trump — Rick Morick (@MorickRick) October 28, 2020Let’s just be honest.
YUGE: Nearly 7.6 million people tuned in to watch Tucker Carlson interview Tony Bobulinski
You could say that Twitter’s decision to block URLs leading to the Post’s exposé only increased interest in the Hunter Biden story, and you’d be correct. By comparison, CNN pulled in just shy of 2 million viewers for “Anderson Cooper 360.”Tucker Carlson delivered more than 7.5 million viewers for his interview with Tony Bobulinski on Tuesday night. — Charles Lenn (@charleslenn) October 28, 2020People crave real journalists — Flyover Country (@FlyoverStateKS) October 28, 2020#Tucker had 7.56 million viewers for his Bobulinski interview. Sad to hear @BretBaier, whose journalistic integrity I respected, desperately hawking the latest Hunter Biden trash tonight. — Dana Milbank (@Milbank) October 28, 2020Yeah, we’re sure Milbank was a regular Fox News viewer, and now Baier has lost him.
Man who plotted kidnapping of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also wanted to hang President Trump; Rashida Tlaib hardest hit
Of course, they were Trump supporters, right? Rep. Rashida Tlaib jumped in headfirst and suggested they got the idea from one of President Trump’s tweets:I wonder where they got their motivation from. “Wanna hang this mf’er too…”DETROIT NEWS: Whitmer kidnap plotter also wanted to hang Trump, FBI says — Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 28, 2020Narrative buster: The FBI says the Gov. Whitmer kidnap plotter also wanted to hang President Trump https://t.co/JKMnjIv08s — Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) October 28, 2020…and we'll never hear about this story again. — Landon Ricketts (@LandonRicketts2) October 28, 2020So much for being Trump supporters, ?, knew that was a bunch of BS.
CNN is keeping high-ranking official Miles Taylor on as a contributor even though he lied to Anderson Cooper
As Twitchy reported, former Department of Homeland Security chief-of-staff and current CNN contributor Miles Taylor lied to Anderson Cooper when asked if he wrote the anonymous New York Times op-ed, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”“I wear a mask for two things, Anderson: Halloween and pandemics. pic.twitter.com/sPjs4OoAnp — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 21, 2020What should CNN do about Taylor now that he’s revealed to have lied on-air and also revealed that he was not a “high-ranking official” in the Trump administration, as the New York Times described him? A CNN spox just told me that Miles Taylor will remain a contributor despite lying to Anderson Cooper. CNN cannot have it both ways — slamming Trump for his lies, yet condoning a very big and blatant one by its own contributor. — ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) October 28, 2020Of course @CNN can have it both ways.
‘Punked by a nobody’: Journo David Martosko says some in media should turn in their press passes after ‘Anonymous’ embarrassment
In other words, NOT exactly a “high level” member of the Trump administration. The New York Times obviously knew all this at the time they published his story, but it didn’t matter. Reporter David Martosko has this take on the situation:So everyone who breathlessly worshipped at the altar of Anonymous got punked by a nobody who never had any influence? — David Martosko (@dmartosko) October 28, 2020Editors who granted this guy anonymity as though he were a serious player with real juice in the administration should turn in their press passes. https://t.co/ulkfWphyZs — David Martosko (@dmartosko) October 28, 2020And interviewing Avenatti was also one of CNN’s favorite things to do!
CNBC’s Shep Smith asks Dr. Fauci why U.S. can’t impose a ‘111-day lockdown’ like the one that worked in Australia
You might remember Shep Smith from Fox News. Well, he’s moved on to CNBC and on Wednesday was interviewing Dr. Fauci and asked him one of the most Shep Smith questions ever:CNBC’s Shep Smith to Dr. Fauci: “Why can’t we” impose "an 111-day lockdown" like Melbourne? pic.twitter.com/OA9nvOBDc9 — Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 28, 2020Why won’t “111-days to flatten the curve” go over in the U.S. now? — Scott Coleman (@bandphan) October 28, 2020Only if Shep goes without a paycheck for 111 days pic.twitter.com/L15Wh7PgDD — CPrice (@CPriceDenver) October 28, 2020I don’t know. — Darci Duey (@dahduey) October 28, 2020Sadly we already know that answer.
Report: Biden would kill upwards of 159K Jobs in Mich.
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 8:45 AM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020An analysis by ‘Breitbart News‘ has raised the alarm over Joe Biden’s position on fracking and phasing out fossil fuels and natural gas. According to a recent study, Michigan supports around 159,000 jobs in the oil and gas industry, all of which would be eliminated under Biden’s plan to achieve zero emissions by 2035. According to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan’s energy sector has contributed nearly $14.6 billion dollars to the state’s economy. The state has also been number one in terms of its capacity to store energy, housing 1.1 trillion cubic feet in underground storage space.
Scientists discover 1,600 ft. tall coral reef in Australia
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 10:50 AM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020Scientists have discovered a detached coral reef in Australia which is reportedly taller than the Empire State Building. On Sunday, researchers used an underwater robot to explore the detached coral near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. This is reportedly the first detached reef discovered by scientists in more than 120 years. Scientists from @SchmidtOcean and @jcu just made an exciting discovery: a reef taller than the Empire State Building. ? pic.twitter.com/l3bobMGlwE — Pattrn (@pattrn) October 27, 2020Researchers will continue to map and uncover the depths of the area through mid-November.
Bernie Sanders says the police who murdered Walter Wallace in Philadelphia should be arrested and prosecuted
Bernie Sanders is going all-in with Black Lives Matter. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 28, 2020He was carrying a knife, was told multiple times to drop it, and was within 10 feet of officers. — Sean Pelette (@PeletteSean) October 29, 2020I can’t believe so many people agree with this old man! — Rory Klukas (@DadIsAngry) October 29, 2020I say we send @SenSanders out on the streets for a few weeks in a cop car and see what he says after that. — Regan Teague, CFA (@reganteague) October 29, 2020I love how everyone knows how the cops could have handled a situation they were never in and most likely will never be in.
Raptors G Davis arrested on assault charge
FILE PHOTO: Mar 5, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports FILE PHOTO: Mar 5, 2020; San Francisco, California, USA; Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY SportsOctober 28, 2020Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis was arrested Tuesday night in New York City and charged with assault and criminal mischief, according to multiple media reports. USA Today said the 20-year-old woman told authorities she was Davis’ girlfriend. The Raptors signed Davis, 23, as a free agent after he wasn’t drafted in 2019.
Djokovic marks Italian teenager Sinner as a potential number one
Djokovic saved four set points in the opener against Croatia’s Borna Coric to win 7-6(11) 6-3 to reach the third round of the Erste Bank Open in the Austrian capital. The 19-year-old Sinner won the Next Gen ATP Finals in 2019 and is currently at a career-high ranking of 43, having reached his maiden Grand Slam quarter final at this month’s French Open. “I definitely see a lot of quality in the young players,” said Djokovic. “(Sinner) definitely possesses a game that is powerful and is with a lot of quality, and you can say he has the potential to be a top player of the world. Djokovic felt the duo are already established players and would need to sustain their performances over a period to wrest the top ranking.
MLB criticises Turner for returning to field after COVID-19 positive
Oct 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) celebrates with the Commissioner's Trophy after the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series in game six of the 2020 World Series at Globe Life Field. “Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others,” MLB said in a statement. “When MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply.”The Dodgers did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was not immediately clear what, if any, disciplinary action Turner or his team would face. “Last night, nasal swabs were conducted on the Dodgers’ traveling party,” MLB said.
Trump campaign ads rejected by Facebook and CNN
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 10:35 AM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020Left-wing media and Silicon Valley have made an attempt to impede the President’s campaign efforts. Facebook has said it will be removing ads by the Trump campaign from its website that read “today is election day.”In a statement Tuesday, the social media giant said it told both campaigns ads that stated “vote today” without additional explanation would not be allowed. Update: Facebook tells me it'll remove Trump's "vote today" ads (example below). "As we made clear in our public communications and directly to campaigns, we prohibit ads that say ‘Vote Today’ without additional context or clarity." This came just days after the tech giant removed nearly 50 ads from the Trump campaign, most of which read “your vote has not been counted.” However, Facebook has not explained why the ads were pulled and only claimed they violated voter interference policies.
Victorian hologram keeps music in touch with lockdown audience
Picture taken October 15, 2020. Picture taken October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Stuart McDillOctober 28, 2020LONDON (Reuters) – Musicians are using an interactive hologram based on Victorian technology to reach fans in the locked down world of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s the closest you’re going to get to a virtual image, a virtual likeness of the real human being,” Musion director Ian O’Connell told Reuters. “It looks like all three of us are on stage playing at the same time but two of us are holograms,” Olsen said.
Panasonic second-quarter profit beats estimates on boost from Tesla battery business
October 29, 2020TOKYO (Reuters) – Panasonic Corp reported an 11% increase in second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, beating analyst estimates, helped by solid performance from its Tesla Inc battery business. Panasonic, the main battery cell supplier for Tesla Inc, posted profit of 92.8 billion yen ($886.34 million) for the July-September period, compared with 83.9 billion yen a year ago. The result overshot the 33.67 billion yen average of eight analysts’ estimates in a poll by Refinitiv. The company maintained its profit forecast for the year through March at 150 billion yen, down 48.9% from the previous year. Its automotive components business turned profitable, as its battery business for Tesla, including the joint factory in Nevada and its Japanese plants, generated profits on the back of brisk sales of Tesla electric vehicles.
Nvidia targets Arm’s customer network, CEO tells SoftBank’s Son
FILE PHOTO: Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang attends an event during the annual Computex computer exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu FILE PHOTO: Nvidia co-founder and CEO Jensen Huang attends an event during the annual Computex computer exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan May 30, 2017. “I had to pay you an arm and a leg for it,” Jensen Huang told SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son in a pre-recorded conversation at annual conference SoftBank World. Son said he met with Huang four years ago in the garden of Son’s home in California. “I think in the next 10 years, you are the one Jensen,” said Son.
Porn star Ron Jeremy charged with seven more sex crimes
FILE PHOTO: Adult film star Ron Jeremy, who has been charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth in incidents in West Hollywood from 2014 to 2019, makes his first appearance in Los Angeles County Superior Court, California, U.S. June 23, 2020. Robert Gauthier/Pool via REUTERS/October 28, 2020LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Porn star Ron Jeremy was charged on Wednesday with an additional seven counts of rape and sexual assault, bringing to 23 the number of his alleged victims, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said. Jeremy on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the new charges in a brief court appearance where a Dec. 14 preliminary hearing date was set. Jeremy now faces a total of 11 counts of rape, eight of sexual battery and 16 other sexual offenses. If convicted as charged, he faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 330 years to life in state prison.
Coronavirus sweeps through Milan’s La Scala opera house
FILE PHOTO: A worker walks as Italy's La Scala opera house reopens to the public for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, with new social distancing and hygiene rules, in Milan, Italy, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo FILE PHOTO: A worker walks as Italy's La Scala opera house reopens to the public for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, with new social distancing and hygiene rules, in Milan, Italy, June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Flavio Lo ScalzoOctober 28, 2020MILAN (Reuters) – The coronavirus is battering Milan’s prestigious La Scala opera house, with 18 singers and nine musicians testing positive for the disease, an official said on Wednesday. “All rehearsals have been suspended,” Paolo Puglisi, a union representative at La Scala told reporters. La Scala reopened in July after being shut for four months during Italy’s first wave of COVID-19.
Banks roll out robots as pandemic shakes up IT plans
“Bots allowed us to process a much higher volume of applications than we would have been able to do before. It is a pattern that has played out across banks globally, where technology changes that would usually take months were done in a matter of days. Global IT spend by banks is set to shrink by 1.7% this year to $200 billion, down from $203.5 billion in 2019, based on IDC data. “Banks are struggling to deploy new software,” David Buxton, chief executive of Arachnys, a startup that sells compliance technology to banks. McNamara said the pandemic was a factor in the decision as there was strong demand for the bank’s existing mobile app, which has added 700,000 users since the pandemic started.
Nokia cuts full-year profit forecast, announces new strategy
FILE PHOTO: A Nokia logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Espoo, Finland, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins FILE PHOTO: A Nokia logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Espoo, Finland, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ints KalninsOctober 29, 2020STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish telecom network equipment maker Nokia cut its full-year profit forecast on Thursday even as its quarterly underlying profit met expectations in the company’s first earnings report under new Chief Executive Pekka Lundmark. The company lowered its full-year profit outlook range by 0.02 euros to a midpoint of 0.23 euros per share. Nokia said its July-September underlying earnings were flat year-over-year at 0.05 euros per share, meeting the 0.05 euros consensus in a Refinitiv poll.
Asia’s COVID-19 control tempers global stock selloff, U.S. futures jump
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), look at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2020. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.6%, with the heaviest drops in Australia, down 1.6%, and South Korea, down 1%. Traders lifted S&P 500 futures 1% with the mood, and on hopes that spiking volatility might mean a swift rebound. European futures rose half a percent and FTSE futures rose 0.3%. Oil also steadied on Thursday, with Brent futures up 0.2% at $39.20 a barrel, after dropping 5% on Wednesday.
Ant Group curbs support for overseas partners in strategy rethink ahead of listing
It would have also likely made Ant, best known for its Alipay service that serves mainly Chinese customers, a global payments leader. It also said in May it was investing $73.5 million in Myanmar e-wallet firm Wave Money and has applied for a digital wholesale banking license in Singapore. But further aggressive investments in overseas e-wallet firms are unlikely, sources say. A person familiar with Ant’s thinking said its current plan is to offer initial support to overseas e-wallet firms and then see them succeed on their own terms. In other parts of the world, Ant’s new leadership believed the company was spreading its resources too thinly, several company sources said.
DHS opens center to fight human trafficking
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 9:50 AM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020Acting Secretary Chad Wolf says that modern day slavery must be addressed as he is leading an effort…partnered closely with Ivanka Trump and other members of Trump admin. To end human trafficking. One America’s Christina Bobb has more.
N.y. Police Union calls suspension of Pro-Trump officer unnecessary
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 9:45 AM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020A New York Police Union defends a police officer who was suspended for supporting the President. One America’s Christina Howitson has more.
Pompeo to find ‘new ways’ to cooperate with Indonesia in South China Sea
Retno said she wanted a “stable and peaceful” South China Sea where international law is respected. Indonesia has repeatedly turned away Chinese coast guard and fishing vessels that have entered the North Natuna Sea. ECONOMIC COOPERATIONRetno said on Thursday she reminded Pompeo of the “free and independent” foreign policy of Southeast Asia’s largest country and called for greater economic co-operation. “President (Jokowi) emphasised that Indonesia wants economic cooperation between the two countries increasing in the future, including extension of GSP facilities for Indonesia,” Retno said of Pompeo’s meeting with the Indonesian leader. Before his visit to Indonesia, Pompeo visited India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Analysis: With improved leverage, North Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote
Pyongyang embarked on an unprecedented series of weapons tests in 2017, declaring itself a nuclear power after undertaking its biggest nuclear blast and longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches. After months of tightening sanctions and trading threats, Trump then became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader at a summit in Singapore in 2018. ‘GAME CHANGERS’While the United States’ far greater military might could swiftly inflict critical damage on North Korea, Pyongyang now poses a threat with its nuclear missiles capable of striking the U.S. mainland. It was seen by military experts as another game changer, just as the Hwasong-15 ICBM launch in 2017 was. A military parade https://www.reuters.com/video/?videoId=OVCZJVWBV&jwsource=em this month highlighted how the North has beefed up its strategic weapons.
President Trump: media biased in favor of Biden
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 11:35 AM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020Despite claiming to be unbiased before the election, members of the mainstream media continue to back Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden. One America’s Christina Howitson has the latest. ?MORE NEWS: Trump Campaign Ads Rejected By Facebook And CNN
Secy of State Pompeo: Chinese communist gov’t is a predator
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:30 PM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has continued to condemn China on his latest stop in Sri Lanka. We see from bad deals, violations of sovereignty and lawlessness in the land and sea that the Chinese Communist Party is a predator. And the United States comes in a different way. pic.twitter.com/3SCoHogvJi — Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 28, 2020China has since criticized the United States’ support for Sri Lanka. This came as several nations have speculated that China is luring Sri Lanka into a debt trap.
Wall to Wall: Former Congressman on China Trade Pt. 1
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020President Trump made reforming the trade relationship with China a key focus of his first term. On Wall to Wall, Greta spoke with former Virginia congressman, Dave Brat, to compare Joe Biden and President Trump’s policies when it comes to China.
CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan warns of illegal alien invasion if Biden wins
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 3:31 PM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020On Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said the U.S. would have an invasion of illegal aliens if former vice president Joe Biden were to win the election. He added that Biden would stop the construction of the border wall and in turn encourage a massive rise in illegal arrivals. The border wall system is critical to @CBP’s multi-layered, risk-based approach to border security and maintaining operational control of our border. pic.twitter.com/FvGfITA26B — CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) October 28, 2020He noted human smuggling rings have hoped that the Biden administration would resume the ‘Catch-and-Release’ policy. As a result, the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. would increase by several million people.
White House on Pa. riots: Consequence of liberal Democrats’ war on police
Protests sparked after police fatally shot Walter Wallace Junior on Monday after he walked toward authorities while wielding a knife, despite being ordered to drop it. Viral footage of the event circulated on social media and prompted the riots. The White House stated America can not allow mob rule and should follow the facts to ensure fair and just results. These areas are experiencing widespread demonstrations that have turned violent with looting. Police commanders say the situation has “rapidly gone downhill” along Aramingo Ave. — a “total loss,” they say, from looting.
Facebook video appears to show Texas man drinking minutes before fatal crash
OAN NewsroomUPDATED 4:20 PM PT – Wednesday, October 28, 2020A video shared on social media has shown a Texas man drinking behind the wheel minutes before a fatal crash. The footage posted on 47-year-old Camilo Morejon’s Facebook page appeared to show him drinking a bottle of beer with his girlfriend and two others while driving on Sunday morning near Houston, Texas. Minutes later, a surveillance video from a gas station showed him crashing into a truck. He killed all three of his passengers and seriously injured the truck driver. He is facing three counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.
Secy of State Pompeo: US Citizen detained in Belarus is released
Pompeo took to Twitter on Wednesday to share the news that Vitali Shkliarov is once again home with his family safely in the U.S. Pleased to announce that fellow U.S. citizen Vitali Shkliarov is once again with his family and safely in the United States. We will not rest until all U.S. citizens wrongfully detained by foreign governments are reunited with their families. It has been 65 days since Vitali was wrongfully detained by Belarusian authorities. The United States demands the immediate release of Vitali Shkliarov.
American Prisons Are the Emptiest They've Been Since 1995
State prisons across the country saw their populations shrink in 2019, with incarceration rates dropping in 33 states. State and federal prisons released over 100,000 people between March and June, constituting an 8 percent decline—the largest single-year drop since 1993. Many cities saw crime rates spike in June, as widespread protesting and rioting drew police resources and attention away from day-to-day safety enforcement. Those data correspond with the end of the "Great Crime Decline," a decade-and-a-half drop in violent crime rates that began in the mid-1990s but has been stagnant since the Great Recession. The concurrent drop in police presence and incarceration, then, may be leaving some possibilities for violent crime reduction on the table.
Cunningham’s Lead in North Carolina Plummets After Affair Scandal
Democratic Senate nominee Cal Cunningham's polling lead in North Carolina against Sen. Thom Tillis (R.) has plummeted since the revelation of his extramarital affair, CBS 17 reported Tuesday. "There has been an erosion in Cunningham’s numbers," Dr. Andrew Taylor, political analyst at North Carolina State University, told CBS 17. After news of Cunningham’s affair broke this month, Cunningham’s lead has nearly vanished. Since news of the affair, Cunningham has all but disappeared from public media events. Cunningham is not the first North Carolina Democrat in recent memory to imperil his chances at higher office due to an affair.
Northwestern Faculty Condemn University President for Denouncing Anti-Semitic Protests
Hundreds of Northwestern faculty and staff condemned the university's president for denouncing violent racial protests that veered into expressions of virulent anti-Semitism against him. Johns Hopkins University students also protested plans to create a campus police department, leading to multiple student and Baltimore-resident arrests. "Black people are not safe anywhere in a world with police, including in their homes, a reality that black students at Northwestern also contend with." The recent faculty letter dubbed Schapiro's commitment to social justice insufficient and called on him to condemn police brutality more explicitly. Northwestern University did not respond to requests for comment.
Feds Arrest Five For Aiding Chinese Regime
U.S. authorities alleged that the charged defendants were part of Operation Fox Hunt, a Chinese government operation launched in 2014 that ostensibly aims to repatriate Chinese fugitives from justice back to the homeland. The FBI has arrested numerous U.S. researchers for concealing their affiliation with the Chinese government, including a high-profile arrest of a Harvard chemistry professor in January. Of the five defendants arrested today, two were Americans and three were U.S. permanent residents with Chinese citizenship. FBI director Christopher Wray said there are likely many more victims of Operation Fox Hunt and urged them to reach out to the FBI. "Fox Hunt is a sweeping bid by General Secretary Xi and the Chinese Communist Party to target Chinese nationals here in the United States and across the world who are viewed as threats to the regime."
‘Moderate’ Conor Lamb Votes With Far-Left ‘Squad’ Almost 90 Percent of the Time
First-term representative Conor Lamb (D., Pa.) portrays himself as a moderate in his competitive Pennsylvania district. Yet he votes with members of the far-left "Squad" almost 90 percent of the time. "Conor Lamb proves running as a moderate is a winning strategy," the Hill wrote that same year. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette endorsed Parnell Tuesday, noting the contrast between Lamb's moderate persona and his actual record. Lamb's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
For Obama, Every Election Is the Most Important of Our Lifetimes
According to former president Barack Obama, the 2020 election is the most important of our lifetimes, a sentiment he also felt was true in 2018, 2016, 2012, and 2008. He did not make those remarks about 2010 or 2014, when Republicans made huge gains in the midterms of his presidency.
Michigan Dem Worries Democrats Will Lose Senate Seat
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D., Mich.) on Wednesday expressed concern about incumbent senator Gary Peters's (D., Mich.) reelection chances against Republican challenger John James. "That is a very competitive race, and that race has not yet been decided," Dingell said during an interview on MSNBC. "Every vote is going to matter in this election and I feel about this race the way that I did about Donald Trump winning Michigan four years ago. "There is a reason Donald Trump is going to Wisconsin, to Michigan, to Pennsylvania, and it's how he won last time," she said. Peters enjoys a six-point polling lead, according to the RealClearPolitics average, but James has made Peters's reelection fight unexpectedly difficult.
U.S. Brings Home American Detained in Belarus
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed Wednesday that the State Department brought home an American citizen arbitrarily detained in Belarus. Vitali Shkliarov, a Washington, D.C.-area resident, returned home Tuesday night after spending three months in jail and house arrest in Belarus. A dual citizen of the United States and Belarus, Shkliarov visited Belarus earlier this summer to see family and friends before deep political instability wracked the Eastern European country. Pompeo told reporters the retrieval of Shkliarov sends a strong message to governments holding Americans overseas. Shkliarov was held in Belarus during a time of mass protest and unrest in Belarus.
Texas Heroes Rail Against Biden Gun-Control Plans
In the video, the pair condemn the former vice president's proposals as "insane," saying Biden will "make the Second Amendment extinct." In the nearly six-minute video, Willeford and Wilson critique Biden's gun-control proposals issue by issue. The pair say the cost of Biden's plan, which would apply to tens of millions of firearms and magazines, would be enormous. Biden called the idea of allowing licensed gun owners to carry inside churches "absolutely irrational." That I shouldn't have been armed in that church," Wilson says.
Democrats Like Cuba More Than Israel, New Poll Shows
A new poll indicates Democrats look more favorably upon Cuba than they do Israel. According to a YouGov poll released Monday, 39 percent of Democratic-leaning respondents have a favorable opinion of Cuba, compared with a 36 percent favorability rating for Israel. The poll data feature other notable results: China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea rank among the countries in the bottom 10 in overall favorability among respondents. Results of the poll correlate with many of the larger trends in American foreign policy. In contrast, Republicans have a long record of defending Israel and taking on its adversaries and competitors during the Trump administration.
Pro-Democracy Hong Konger Arrested By China While Seeking Asylum at U.S. Consulate
Chinese authorities arrested a pro-democracy activist on Tuesday while he attempted to seek asylum at the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong. Tony Chung, 19, went to the consulate in Hong Kong on Tuesday morning in an attempt to gain political asylum. After stopping to wait in a coffee shop for the consulate to open, Chung was arrested by men in plain clothes. A swift takeover of Hong Kong by the Chinese Communist Party occurred this summer, sparking international outrage and a new suite of sanctions. Carafano and others also warned that a Biden administration may be ill-equipped to defend Taiwan from the same fate as Hong Kong.
PETA Demands Federal Prison Accommodate Ghislaine Maxwell’s Vegan Diet
Animal-rights activist group PETA is demanding a federal prison accommodate Ghislaine Maxwell's vegan diet to prevent her from "contributing to suffering." PETA said its decision to advocate for Maxwell follows multiple reports that the facility has for months failed to provide her with meals suitable to her vegan diet. In the letter, addressed to the detention center's warden, PETA said that providing vegan meals to Maxwell and other inmates can help end animal suffering. Newkirk told the Washington Free Beacon that PETA has asked multiple prisons to serve "cruelty-free" meals, which she claims cost less. In addition, our prison systems, paid for with our taxes, should be saving funds by serving vegan meals, which are less costly."
Local Reporter Surveys Philly Walmart Ravaged by BLM Riots
Fox 29 Philadelphia reporter Steve Keeley explored the aftermath of looting in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood Wednesday morning—and found an entire strip mall destroyed by a mob. "An immigrant store owner from north Jersey, he tried to guard his store," Keeley reported. Keeley said a security officer told him what the rioters did to a Walmart they later ransacked. In addition to stealing and destroying products, the rioters took Walmart's cash registers as well. And inside the store ALL the cash registers are GONE.
Combat Vet Slams Dem Opponent Over Role in Shaping Iran Deal
Combat veteran and GOP congressional hopeful Nick Freitas slammed Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D., Va.) after the Democrat boasted that her work on the Iran deal made the United States "more safe." He noted that the deal gave Iran billions in cash as the Middle Eastern nation "actively targeted U.S. service members." Her campaign in 2018 said that while the Democrat "was collecting intelligence for military advisers when the [Iran] deal was negotiated," she "took no position on it at that time." During Thursday's forum, however, Spanberger said she "believed in the JCPOA [Iran deal] and its purpose" while working for the CIA. Spanberger's self-described belief in the Iran deal during the negotiating process was at odds with several congressional Democrats.
Left-Wing Twitter Users Attack Girl Scouts for Tweet Congratulating ACB
The Girl Scouts buckled under pressure Wednesday to delete a tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett for becoming the fifth woman to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Some on the left thanked the organization once it deleted the tweet, arguing that Barrett does not actually support women and girls. Be on our side— the side of girls who grow up to become women who fight for other women and girls, not the opposite. — Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) October 28, 2020"Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization," the organization said in a follow-up tweet. "Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789," the tweet read.
Father of Armed Man Shot by Philly Police Begs: 'Stop Burning Our City Down'
The father of Walter Wallace Jr., the man shot by Philadelphia police on Monday, pleaded with the public to stop the violence and looting that has racked parts of the city because it wasn’t going to bring his son back. Walter Wallace Sr. told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Tuesday that he didn’t want the chaos that has ensued since the shooting to leave a “bad scar” on his son’s memory, or on his family. Protesters took to the streets after officers in Philadelphia shot and killed a Black man who was holding a knife in an encounter officials say raises questions. At least 91 individuals were arrested Monday in Philadelphia in connection with riots that caused injuries to 30 police officers after two officers shot and killed Wallace Jr. earlier in the day, according to WFTX-TV. “Tell people to stop this looting, stop burning our city down,” Wallace Sr. told Cuomo Tuesday night.
Maine Dem Gideon Bails on Senate Debate
Maine Democratic Senate candidate Sara Gideon, who criticized President Donald Trump for not attending a second presidential debate, canceled her debate with Republican rival Sen. Susan Collins at the last minute Tuesday. Gideon, who said it was "really shameful" for Trump to forgo his debate, canceled her plans to appear in a one-on-one debate with Collins scheduled for Tuesday evening. They want to hear what plans each of the presidential candidates have," Gideon said about Trump's debate nonattendance. While the Trump campaign explained its reasoning in a two-page memo, Gideon has yet to explain why she declined to attend her debate. The Gideon campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Lawmakers Demand New Hezbollah Sanctions to Thwart Another Mass Explosion in Beirut
Authority granted to the president under the 2018 Shields Act allows sanctions to be placed on any person or entity that uses human shields. The president has yet to exercise his right to sanction Hezbollah or any other group under this law. "Adding human shields to existing sanctions regimes would make clear the U.S. government does not tolerate those who put civilians in harm's way and would encourage like-minded countries to take similar measures." Orde Kittrie, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank, said there has been an uptick in Hezbollah's use of human shields. "It is time for the U.S. government to implement the Shields Act and hold terrorists and their material supporters publicly accountable for the war crime of using human shields."
DOJ: CCP Hired Ex-NYPD Officer in Conspiracy To Stalk, Threaten Chinese National Living in US
The defendants allegedly engaged in a harassment campaign to try to force a Chinese national living in New Jersey to return to China to face prison time. According to the government’s complaint, the conspirators targeted a Chinese national living in New Jersey with threats to force him to return to China to face prison time. Wray and Demers said that the effort to track down the Chinese national was part of “Operation Fox Hunt,” a Chinese government-led campaign to track down Chinese dissidents living in other countries. Demers said that Chinese President Xi Jinping set up Operation Fox Hunt in 2014 under the guise of tracking down Chinese nationals accused of corruption. Demers said Beijing also uses the operation to hunt down dissidents and critics of Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party.
California Court Order Forces ICE To Release Hundreds of Immigrants with 'Serious Convictions and Charges'
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced California’s Adelanto ICE Processing Center was forced to release 250 “criminal aliens” due to a federal court order. The current headcount at the Adelanto facility, according to ICE officials, is estimated at 465, reduced from 730. Hatter directed ICE to release 50 detainees daily starting on Oct. 19, until the Adelanto facility reached its target new maximum capacity. Do you agree with the release of the Adelanto detainees? 1% (3 Votes) 99% (422 Votes)The order additionally indicated ICE could deport detainees through “final deportation orders” as part of its reduction plan.
Supreme Court Rebuffs Republican Requests In Swing State Election Appeals
Citing the coronavirus pandemic, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered election officials to count any ballot that arrives by Friday Nov. 6 unless it appears to have been sent after Election Day. Alito went on to say that he thinks the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision is probably wrong. That means Barrett may provide a fifth vote to say that state courts shouldn't rewrite federal election laws. In a brief opinion Monday night, Roberts said that state law may sometimes require late-breaking adjustments, and state courts should have the final word on state law. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the grace period was required by a voting rights provision in the state constitution.
UMass Sits on Its Hands After Video Catches Professor Berating Conservative Student, Calling GOP 'Nazis'
The University of Massachusetts Boston is refusing to take responsibility for one of its professors calling Republicans Nazis during class and harassing a conservative student for her political beliefs. The course is usually taught by Nada Mustafa Ali, a lecturer of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, according to UMass. The student, Mary O’Sullivan, recorded the exchange between herself and Shapiro on her phone. Professor Shapiro responded by making the series of aforementioned accusations against President Trump and the Republican Party. I paid money to be here.”The Western Journal has reached out to UMass Boston regarding the incident and how the university planned to address Professor Shapiro’s conduct during the lecture.
Virtual Nobody: Author of Infamous Anti-Trump NYT Op-Ed Revealed
A former Trump administration staffer who penned a scathing anti-Trump Op-Ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” made his identify public on Wednesday. It’s why I wrote ‘A Warning’ … and it’s why me & my colleagues have spoken out against him (in our own names) for months. It’s why I wrote “A Warning”…and it’s why me & my colleagues have spoken out against him (in our own names) for months. The revelation may come as a surprise to those who expected “Anonymous” to be a high-ranking Trump administration official. Trump “stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information,” the author alleged, also citing racist and sexist statements the author claimed Trump made behind closed doors.
Outlaw Country Music Pioneer Billy Joe Shaver Dead at Age 81
“Billy Joe Shaver was a bona fide, certified, Lone Star original – a throwback to a far different time,” Rather continued. Billy Joe Shaver was a bona fide, certified, Lone Star original – a throwback to a far different time. Godspeed Billy Joe Shaver. Shaver wrote songs that were covered by Elvis Presley, Patty Loveless, George Jones, Tex Ritter, Tennessee Ernie Ford and John Anderson. RIP Billy Joe Shaver.
Meet the 82-Year-Old Woman Known as 'Mom' Who's Been Caring for the Homeless for 30 Years
Some have given the 82-year-old the title to recognize her unusual generosity and giving spirit, as for more than three decades she’s been helping out the homeless in her area. “I’ve learned to be helpful for them and I’ve learned not to judge them,” she told People. Over the years, she’s worked with a variety of local groups who raise funds to help the homeless. “Or just a cup of coffee on the streets.”“If you see somebody out there holding a sign, ask them what they need. “Anybody can do it because it’s a very rewarding type of work that I do and I show compassion for the people.
COVID Patient Classified as Brain Dead in June Is Alive and Well
Inside the walls of Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, COVID-19 patient Tionna Hairston was declared a brain-dead woman in June. When the Winston-Salem Journal called what happened in between “miraculous,” I’m sure they likely meant it in a secular sense. “I didn’t pick up on it at the time because I thought she was just weak from the virus,” Peatross said. “The CT scan showed the one side of her brain not damaged by the stroke was damaged by her coding and the CPR process,” Peatross said. “The doctors told us her brain damage was so severe that she had a couple of days at the most.
FBI Announces Indictment of Numerous Chinese Operatives Working in US
https://t.co/khWMcn1rph pic.twitter.com/CXrQ9dmWcH — FBI (@FBI) October 28, 2020TRENDING: Biden's Worst Nightmare as 7,000 Cars Show for Trump Parade in Vital Swing StateFive of the suspects have been arrested, and three are still at large. FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a statement on the arrests and alleged activities of the defendants suspected in the campaign. Is the DOJ doing enough to crack down on Chinese operatives working within the U.S.? https://t.co/ji5q58ecTK — FBI (@FBI) October 28, 2020Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers also commented on the charges. The following winter and spring, other suspected Chinese operatives “caused unsolicited packages to be sent to John Doe-1’s residence,” per the news release.
Just Days After Confirmation, ACB Faces Decision on Abortion Case
The Supreme Court may be faced with a major abortion case soon, making it one of the first cases Justice Amy Coney Barrett could decide on. The Supreme Court on Monday decided it would consider the Mississippi attorney general’s petition to review the state’s 15-week abortion ban. If the court decides to take up the case, Barrett will immediately be subject to public pressure and scrutiny. 80% (911 Votes) 20% (224 Votes)Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 court decision that deemed abortion constitutional, was frequently asked about during Barrett’s confirmation hearings earlier this month. Congratulations to Amy Coney Barrett on her nomination to the Supreme Court!
Revealed: Multiple Voter Polls That Will Terrify Democrats Everywhere
The same poll showed Biden with a lead just two weeks ago, 45.8 percent to 42.6 percent. If voters leaning either Trump or Biden were factored into it, Trump’s lead got slightly slimmer, 48.4 percent to 47.6 percent. In all of these four states, Biden has held significant advantages — much like Hillary Clinton in swing states she lost back in 2016. In the case of the polls commissioned by the Center for American Greatness, there’s the fact that a conservative organization commissioned them. We’ll start to see in a few days just how right everyone else really was, but the parallels should be striking enough to terrify Democrats.
After Watching Biden's GA Rally, You'll Get Why 'Can I Change My Vote' Was Trending on Google
How pathetic was Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “rally” Tuesday in Warm Springs, Georgia? After listening to him speak, I easily understood why “can I change my vote” has become one of the highest trending searches on Google this week. Warm Springs was the site of former President Franklin Roosevelt’s beloved sanctuary. Hoping that the area’s “warm, buoyant spring waters” would cure his polio, FDR first traveled to Warm Springs in the mid-1920s. Will Biden’s pathetic performance in Warm Springs on Tuesday afternoon change any hearts and minds?
Ted Cruz Blasts Twitter CEO: 'Who the Hell Elected You and Put You in Charge?'
I believe the three witnesses who testified before @SenateCommerce today collectively pose the single greatest threat to free speech in America. I focused my questioning on @Jack because, of @Twitter, @Facebook, & @Google, I believe Twitter’s conduct has been the most egregious. Cruz told Dorsey, “Let’s be clear, the New York Post isn’t just some random guy tweeting. The New York Post has the fourth-highest circulation of any newspaper in America. The New York Post is over 200 years old.
Mike Huckabee: Biden Hasn't Done Anything To Help Your Family in 47 Years, Year 48 Will Be No Different
President Trump is admittedly abrasive, combative, at times vain and vulgar. Joe Biden has said he wants the government to take a bunch of them from you. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates publicly said that Joe Biden was wrong on every single foreign policy for the past 40 years. RELATED: Mary Beth Brown: Will Christians Regret Voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris? President Trump lowered your taxes and put money in your pocket — an estimated $6500 for the average family before the virus hit.
Christian Leader Who Saw God Working Through Trump in 2016 Sees Different Kind of Victory in 2020
One vote could actually make Trump an appointed president rather than an elected president, which of course will release chaos,” he said. For the Christian leader, chaos is not necessarily a bad thing, if it uproots bad structures in government and society. Wallnau just published a sequel to “God’s Chaos Candidate” titled “God’s Chaos Code” in which he addresses other Old Testament parallels to current times. It’s a term from the Reformation, Wallnau explained, regarding a grace God can put on a secular leader to “restrain lawlessness” and the works of the devil. “It’s like you have to be a blind man not to see that this guy has an unusual fidelity to Christians,” Wallnau said.
Biden Lets the Truth Slip, Introduces Himself as 'Kamala's Running Mate'
When Joe Biden tells the truth, American voters should be cringing. “My name’s Joe Biden. I’m Jill Biden’s husband, and I’m Kamala’s running mate,” Biden told the crowd at a sparsely attended drive-in rally in Atlanta. Yet, here’s Joe Biden, the nominal Democratic standard-bearer, identifying himself as “Kamala’s running mate” at a rally one week before Election Day. “He’s running against Joe Biden.
Searching CNN for 'Bobulinski,' The Biden Whistleblower, Turns Up Zero Results
A search of the name of former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski unearths zero results on the CNN website as the establishment media continues to suppress the Biden family corruption scandal. As Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel pointed out in a Twitter post on Wednesday, the establishment media completely ignored the story on morning broadcasts. But what is truly an assault on journalism and an insult to voters, is that Bobulinski’s story is also being surpressed online by the establishment media. CNN and the rest of the country’s leftist media, as Twitter did two weeks ago, have crossed an ethical line of no return. Do you think Biden's corruption scandal will hurt Democrats in the presidential election?
Trump Campaign Working with Law Enforcement After Bizarre Website Hack
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is working with law enforcement after its website was hacked Tuesday. “Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack,” campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh wrote in a Twitter post. The website has been restored.”Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack. @realDonaldTrump‘s campaign website has been hacked. Doing research for a climate change article and this is what pops up: pic.twitter.com/Kjc2ELSdAV — Gabriel Lorenzo Greschler (@ggreschler) October 27, 2020Parts of the campaign website appeared to be taken over by a scam to collect cryptocurrency, Tech Crunch reported.
Bobulinski Bombshell: Biden Brother Said Joe Got Away With It Using 'Plausible Deniability'
Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s family had no qualms about using the political influence of the Biden family name as long as it could maintain the fiction of “plausible deniability,” a former Biden associate told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night. As Fox News reported, that crucial portion of Carlson’s interview with former Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski came when Bobulinski was describing a 2017 meeting about a joint venture allegedly involving Biden, Biden’s son, Hunter, Biden’s brother, James, and the now-bankrupt Chinese energy firm CEFC. And maybe Joe Biden’s potential as presidential material, too. “I’m thinking about Biden’s family, like, ‘How are they doing this? Is the American public waking up to the idea that Joe Biden might be steeped in corruption?
Teacher Holds Student After Class, Lectures Him After He Picks Trump as His Hero
Seaman, a language arts teacher at the school, assigned the hero project to his eighth-grade class, asking them to cite sources. The student was seen on video mouthing that the teacher is wrong — and, actually, the student is probably more right than the teacher. “The student and teacher spoke about immigration policy in the context of providing evidence for why President Trump is a hero. According to WHDH-TV, the class then allegedly proceeded to verbally bully him, with the teacher doing nothing to stop it. In that case, at least, the teacher and school fully apologized and the staff underwent training to deal with sensitive situations like politics.
Watch Bobulinski Interview: Biden Rep Told Me I Would 'Bury' Them if I Told What I Knew
Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, told Tucker Carlson during an interview Wednesday he was warned he could potentially “bury” everyone involved in the Biden family’s reported foreign business dealings if he came forward with his account. During the interview, Bobulinski corroborated mountains of reporting that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was involved at a high level in Hunter Biden’s financial affairs. Joe Biden’s brother, Jim Biden, was also heavily involved in the Sinohawk business, according to Bobulinski. He said he was warned on the phone recently by Biden associate and lawyer Rob Walker of the potential ramifications of his coming forward. Do you believe Tony Bobulinski after seeing his interview with Tucker Carlson?
Man Arrested for Allegedly Brandishing Weapons at Trump Rally
A Maine rally for President Donald Trump was briefly disrupted Wednesday by a man allegedly brandishing weapons who was later arrested by police. At around 9:45 a.m., Noem arrived on a Team Trump bus at a Bangor, Maine, strip mall. Police said the incident began with angry words and Trump supporters being harassed, and escalated when Beitzell had an interaction with a member of Noem’s security team. Beitzell at one moved toward the Trump supporters while brandishing a wooden baton and a knife, police said. — Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) October 23, 2020Noem, who was at a Trump rally in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday, went on to campaign for the president in New Hampshire later on Wednesday.
Mary Beth Brown: Will Christians Regret Voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris?
In sharp contrast, the record shows that Trump has proven to be a champion of religious freedom, the sanctity of life and Judeo-Christian American values. TRENDING: Biden's Worst Nightmare as 7,000 Cars Show for Trump Parade in Vital Swing State“We judge people based on objective facts. On their actions, their public record, their public statements, and certainly, Vice President Biden hasn’t left any doubt in anyone’s mind what his position is,” Cardinal Raymond Burke, a canon lawyer with the Catholic Church, said in August. Religious freedom was constantly under assault during the eight Obama/Biden years, and Biden vows to restore Obama-era policies. Harris asked the Supreme Court to not give Hobby Lobby an exemption because of its religious beliefs.
Big Tech Senate Hearing Delayed by Mark Zuckerberg's Ironic Gaffe
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee was forced to delay its Wednesday hearing with Big Tech CEOs because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg experienced a technical difficulty. Zuckerberg was slated to deliver his opening statement last, following Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. I was just having trouble connecting myself,” Zuckerberg told the committee. 100% (656 Votes) 0% (2 Votes)Wednesday’s hearing was the latest grilling the Big Tech CEOs faced over alleged anti-conservative bias, The Associated Press reported. Republicans have accused the Big Tech companies of censoring conservative, religious and pro-life views on their platforms.
Judge Steps In After Dem Official Bans Open Carry at Polling Places
A Michigan judge on Tuesday blocked a ban on openly carrying firearms at polling places. Murray said the directive was more like a law of its own rather than an interpretation of existing state ordinances. “The Legislature has said: Here are the places you cannot carry a weapon,” Murray said during an emergency hearing in response to Benson’s ban. Benson’s ban was intended to prevent voter intimidation, The Detroit News reported. The judge wrote that voter intimidation is a criminal offense and that many polling locations, like churches and schools, already bar visitors from carrying guns.
My warning against a Biden/Harris victory
I offer you this commentary praying you will heed this warning and pass it along to all you can. With 170 million registered voters, do you honestly believe even half understand what would unfold with a Democratic victory? A Biden/Harris victory represents a clear and present danger to our American way of life. The Biden tax plan insures tax increases on corporations and individuals to underwrite massive socialist entitlement programs, gut your savings and guarantees an inevitable economic crash. His tax plan raises corporate tax 7% and our personal taxes through "creative" ways – wealth tax, death tax, capital gains, Social Security.
Justice Department Zeroes In On Cuomo's COVID Cover-Up
The U.S. Justice Department vastly expanded an inquiry on Wednesday that could determine whether New York is undercounting COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents, demanding detailed data from hundreds of private facilities. Cuomo’s administration has repeatedly refused to release such nursing home data to lawmakers and the media. So, yes, people died in nursing homes. It broadens to more than 600 nursing homes a similar request it made in August that was aimed only at a few dozen publicly run facilities. “We believe the numbers are so significantly higher and they’re trying to find ways of massaging the numbers so they don’t reflect the devastation.”Separately, the Justice Department also sent a letter to Democratic Gov.
When Joe Biden saved Roe v. Wade
Because Roe v. Wade was just saved. The two men are both U.S. senators: Joe Biden of Delaware and Warren Rudman of New Hampshire. And no single member of the Senate Judiciary Committee was as important as Joe Biden, who chaired the committee. Alas, with Planned Parenthood v. Casey, America had its answer, as Souter provided the decisive vote preserving Roe v. Wade. And now, in 2020, Joe Biden envisions another happy ending.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Accused of Lying Under Oath
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of lying under oath while testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday. “What [Dorsey] told the Senate, under oath, is false. “Still blocked.”What @jack told the Senate, under oath, is false. Nothing like lying under oath https://t.co/Jp7monfPNs — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 28, 2020You’re right, @Jack. Do you think Jack Dorsey lied under oath?
Why Trump deserves 4 more years
Trump handily defeated Biden, who noticeably tired by the end of this second and final debate. Imagine where Trump would rank in the polls but for the constant, relentless negative media coverage and deranged opposition that would have suffocated the average politician. Immediately after Trump's election, Democrats attempted to invoke the 25th Amendment, arguing that the real-estate-developer-turned-politician lacked the mental fitness to hold a job. Oh, and Trump was impeached on grounds so weak that neither Biden nor running mate Sen. Kamala Harris even bring up impeachment while campaigning. When Trump contracted COVID-19, many Trump-hating Democrats set aside their vaunted compassion-for-the-plight-of-others to gloat that the mask-shunning, anti-science ignoramus got what he deserved.
When 100% of the Democrats vote against Amy Coney Barrett
What should we think when every single Democrat voted against the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett? There were actually three Democrats who voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch in 2017 (Donnelly, Heitkamp and Manchin). Gone are the days when someone like Justice Ginsburg could be confirmed by a vote of 96-3. Ginsburg, as mentioned, by a vote of 96-3 (despite being famously progressive) and Stephen G. Breyer by a vote of 87-9. Now, they have spoken with one voice in their unanimous opposition to Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Artificially sweetened drinks may be just as bad for your heart as sugary beverages
(STUDY FINDS) -- WASHINGTON — Sugary drinks are a popular target of health experts and even local governments. While many try to curb the public’s intake of sugar, a study finds a common alternative to these drinks may be just as bad. Researchers in France say artificially sweetened drinks also increase the risk for heart disease. Looking at data from the French NutriNet-Santé study, the study authors examined how artificially sweetened drinks impact cardiovascular health. Previous studies have linked sugary beverages to obesity and increased risks for cancer, diabetes, and even dementia.
The Bidens got into the hospital business and people died
(FRONTPAGEMAG) -- The old slogan, "The Best of Care" can still be found on Ellwood City Medical Center's old promotional materials. When the pandemic began, the old rural Rust Belt country where President Trump beat Hillary Clinton could have used a hospital. There was even talk of reopening the defunct hospital again to treat coronavirus patients. But, like so much in Pennsylvania, the Ellwood City Medical Center never recovered from the Democrats. Not that it mattered at that point because the hospital had already been shut down since December.
Universities prepare students to cope with 2020 election results
(THE COLLEGE FIX) -- With Election Day less than a week away, universities and faculty are preparing students for Tuesday’s results. Without explicitly saying it, they are worried about the possibility of another victory by President Donald Trump. “Harvard’s Faculty Council launched preliminary discussions” in mid-October on “how to support students and faculty following next month’s presidential election,” the student paper The Harvard Crimson reported. The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan published a guide on “Preparing To Teach about the 2020 Election (And After).” Though it does not explicitly state that the authors are concerned about President Trump, it unmistakably echoes liberal criticism of President Trump. Read the full story ›
Nearly half of university students OK with censoring speech
A noted pollster is calling the results of his survey of university students an "indictment" of the radicalism that is being taught in institutions of higher learning. Jim McLaughlin's survey for Yale University's William F. Buckley Program found 36% of students call the U.S. Constitution "outdated," and 48% favor "speech codes" restricting faculty and students. More than half, 52%, claim they "share the same opinions and beliefs as all or most of their friends." He said the nation’s future leaders "shows an antagonistic approach by students to views they don’t agree with." 100% (11 Votes) 0% (0 Votes)The survey found 52% say the Constitution is important.
Breast-tumor scan displays that which cancer cells 'feel' before disease becomes aggressive
(STUDY FINDS) -- MONTREAL, Quebec — Many people may equate breast cancer with finding a noticeable lump on a patient’s body. Researchers from McGill University say a new technique for examining cancer cells finds invasive tumors may only have a tiny and previously undetectable “hot spot” in them. Their study reveals what cancer cells are actually feeling inside a patient’s body as they become aggressive and potentially fatal. The Canadian team finds a tumor only needs a very small region of the cancer mass to stiffen for the disease to spread and form more growths. They’re hoping the study provides a new way to track the progression of aggressive cancers before they spread too far.
Lawsuit: School district bans 'Homosexuality is a sin' shirt, but allows gay-pride symbols
(THE COLLEGE FIX) -- A student who was allegedly sent home for wearing a shirt stating “homosexuality is a sin” is now suing her Tennessee school district for violating her First Amendment rights and freedom of religion under state law. She’s challenging the constitutionality of the Overton County Board of Education’s dress-code policy, both as written and applied to her, and seeking an injunction against its continued enforcement. The federal lawsuit claims the teacher who sent her to the principal’s office on Aug. 25 had a pro-homosexuality symbol in the classroom. The principal allegedly told her it violated the dress code because her shirt was “sexually connotative.”Read the full story ›
High school investigates coach for tweet criticizing gay marriage
(THE COLLEGE FIX) -- A public school district in Missouri launched an investigation into a coach and teacher at the school after he tweeted criticism of homosexual marriage. While the coach currently still works at the school, a former student wants to see the coach fired. Charles Glotta, a basketball, tennis and track coach in Fort Zumwalt’s school district, tweeted on October 3, in response to another tweet, “Never should have allowed gay marriage to start with. Marriage is between man and woman, plain and simple,” according to a screenshot of the since-deleted tweet. Glotta was responding to a tweet from actor Jeremy Leroux criticizing the Republican Party for its position on gay marriage.
'He peed on me!': Police ID pastor accused of urinating on female flier
(FOX NEWS) -- Police on Tuesday identified the man accused of urinating on a fellow passenger during a Delta flight earlier this month as a pastor from Raleigh. A police report obtained by the Winston-Salem Journal says Daniel Chalmers was arrested at the Detroit Metro Airport after the flight landed on Oct. 13. According to the report, a passenger named Alicia Beverly, told police she woke up on the plane around 2:45 a.m. to find a man urinating on her. Read the full story ›
Biden introduces himself as 'Kamala's running mate,' bringing his debate claim into question
I’m Jill Biden’s husband, and I’m Kamala’s running mate,” Biden told the crowd at a sparsely attended drive-in rally in Atlanta. "I am Kamala's running mate. Yet, here’s Joe Biden, the nominal Democratic standard-bearer, identifying himself as “Kamala’s running mate” at a rally one week before Election Day. But calling himself the “running mate” rather than the person at the top of the ticket is a different story. “He's running against Joe Biden.
Nancy Grace rips 'delusional' campaign to free Ghislaine Maxwell
(FOX NEWS) -- The friends and family of Ghislaine Maxwell have launched a movement to get the British socialite released from jail, citing her prison conditions and lack of vegan food options, according to reports. Maxwell friend and PR veteran Brian Basham has launched "Operation GGO" with the goal of having Maxwell released on bial from her Brooklyn cell, where she awaits trial on federal child sex trafficking charges, the Telegraph reported. Basham claims Maxwell has lost 25 pounds during her four months in detention and that she is on the verge of starvation because corrections officials won't respect the vegan diet she follows. Basham told The Telegraph that Maxwell's scale was removed from her cell after she complained about going 20 hours without food. Read the full story ›
Beijing operatives sent to U.S. to coerce Chinese national to go back
According to the government’s complaint, the co-conspirators targeted a Chinese national living in New Jersey with threats to force him to return to China to face prison time. The co-conspirators sent videos and letters to the target’s home between February 2019 and April 2019 with similar threats, the complaint alleges. Wray and Demers said that the effort to track down the Chinese national was part of “Operation Fox Hunt,” a Chinese government-led campaign to track down Chinese dissidents living in other countries. Demers said that Chinese President Xi Jinping set up Operation Fox Hunt in 2014, under the guise of hunting down Chinese nationals accused of corruption. But he said that Beijing also uses the operation to hunt down dissidents and critics of Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party.
Senate investigates Hunter Biden for not registering as foreign agent
Newly discovered April 2015 emails show Hunter Biden appeared to be helping a Ukrainian energy executive meet with and lobby his father, who was vice president at the time. In an earlier email that same month, Hunter specifically sought to avoid registering as a foreign agent as part of the venture. Asked if Hunter Biden is the target of a FARA investigation, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec declined to comment. The Biden campaign has dismissed accusations of influence peddling as a “smear campaign” against the Democratic presidential candidate and his family. In fact, the overarching Russia “collusion” probe, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, was actually predicated on possible FARA violations, not espionage.
Franklin Graham makes pre-election Trump proclamation: 'Thank God for all that President Donald J. Trump has done'
Franklin Graham gave President Donald Trump a ringing endorsement a week before the election in a viral Facebook post Monday about voting. “There was an article I read a few days ago that said President Trump had changed the world, even if he didn’t win the next election. “Already in his first term, President Trump has appointed close to 200 constitutionalist federal judges," he wrote. “President Trump has stood up to NATO," Graham said. Did you know that The Western Journal now publishes some content in Spanish as well as English, for international audiences?
Egypt president claims freedom of expression 'stops' when Muslims are offended
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, responding to a display of images in France of the Prophet Muhammad, said Wednesday that freedom of expression should stop if it offends the world's population of more than 1.5 billion Muslims. The history teacher, Samuel Paty, had shown his students caricatures of Muhammad that had been published in the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2015. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the French president needs a "mental health check." "We will always be on the side of human dignity and universal values." We will always be on the side of human dignity and universal values.
Feds got FISA warrant against Hunter Biden's Chinese partner
By Chuck RossDaily Caller News FoundationFederal investigators obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against one of Hunter Biden’s Chinese business associates, suggesting that the executive was suspected of acting as a covert agent of a foreign government. In addition to his partnership with CEFC, Hunter Biden also represented Ho during his legal battle. Investigators obtained a FISA warrant allowing them to conduct electronic and physical surveillance of Ho’s property, court documents show. Ho’s lawyers tried to block evidence obtained through the FISA process from being used at Ho’s trial, according to one filing submitted in his case. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court grants surveillance authorization to the FBI and Justice Department in cases in which there is probable cause to suspect the subject of the warrant is working covertly for a foreign government.
FBI announces indictment of 8 Chinese operatives working to 'surveil, threaten, and harass' U.S. residents
https://t.co/khWMcn1rph pic.twitter.com/CXrQ9dmWcH — FBI (@FBI) October 28, 2020TRENDING: Christian leader who saw Trump winning in 2016 sees God bringing victory another way in 2020Five of the suspects have been arrested, and three are still at large. FBI Director Christopher Wray issued a statement on the arrests and alleged activities of the defendants suspected in the campaign. https://t.co/ji5q58ecTK — FBI (@FBI) October 28, 2020Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers also commented on the charges. “With today’s charges, we have turned the PRC’s Operation Fox Hunt on its head -- the hunters became the hunted, the pursuers the pursued,” Demers said. The following winter and spring, other suspected Chinese operatives “caused unsolicited packages to be sent to John Doe-1’s residence,” per the news release.
'A green light to crime': Major U.S. city considers excusing poor and mentally ill people from criminal charges
What one critic calls "a green light for crime" is now under consideration by the Seattle City Council. Council member Lisa Herbold said it would be a way to reduce the $20 million the city spends jailing people every year. This would essentially create a legal loophole that swallows all those codes and creates a green light for crime," Lindsay said. "This would absolutely open the floodgates for crime in Seattle, even worse than what we often currently struggle with," Lindsay said. "It's basically a blank check for anybody committing theft, assault, harassment [and] trespass to continue without disruption from our criminal justice system."
Christian leader who saw Trump winning in 2016 sees God bringing victory another way in 2020
In the 2020 election, Wallnau sees God's providence in play in the elevation of Amy Coney Barrett to the high court. TRENDING: Christian leader who saw Trump winning in 2016 sees God bringing victory another way in 2020Wallnau believes the race for the presidency will be close and there will be questions about the integrity of the ballots, leading to court challenges. For the Christian leader, chaos is not necessarily a bad thing, if it uproots bad structures in government and society. Wallnau just published a sequel to "God's Chaos Candidate" titled "God's Chaos Code" in which he addresses other Old Testament parallels to current times. It's a term from the Reformation, Wallnau explained, regarding a grace God can put on a secular leader to "restrain lawlessness" and the works of the devil.
ICE: Court order forces release of 250 immigrants with 'serious convictions and charges'
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced California's Adelanto ICE Processing Center was forced to release 250 "criminal aliens" due to a federal court order. ICE officials said they had concerns that communities surrounding the processing center could face "unnecessary victimization by recidivist criminals." The current headcount at the Adelanto facility, according to ICE officials, is estimated at 465, reduced from 730. Hatter directed ICE to release 50 detainees daily starting on Oct. 19, until the Adelanto facility reached its target new maximum capacity. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency said Adelanto's ICE Processing Center has "restricted intakes and transfers to further protect those in custody."
Democrats called on to explain their court-packing plans
What is court packing? In today’s context, it would involve Democrats adding four new seats to turn a (so-called) 6-3 conservative court into a 7-6 liberal court. Yet, contrary to such claims, the Roberts court actually has been moderate. Of the top 10 most “extreme” court terms since 1946, nine came under the liberal Warren court, while only one came under the Roberts court. Court packing thus subjects everyone’s life, liberty, and property to the winds of politics.
Trump campaign working with law enforcement after bizarre website hack
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is working with law enforcement after its website was hacked Tuesday. "Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack," campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh wrote in a Twitter post. Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack. @realDonaldTrump's campaign website has been hacked. Doing research for a climate change article and this is what pops up: pic.twitter.com/Kjc2ELSdAV — Gabriel Lorenzo Greschler (@ggreschler) October 27, 2020Parts of the campaign website appeared to be taken over by a scam to collect cryptocurrency, Tech Crunch reported.
7 of 9 mistakenly discarded mail-in Pa. ballots were votes for Trump, can be counted
(FOX NEWS) -- The Pennsylvania county where a worker is believed to have mistakenly discarded nine mail-in ballots has linked them to voters, meaning they are eligible to be counted. The incident occurred in Luzerne County, Pa., where the county manager said all of the mishandled ballots have been able to be verified, thanks to identifying information retrieved from them, according to the Wilkes Barre Times-Leader. Amid ongoing discussions with local and federal investigators, it was reportedly decided that the ballots in question could be returned to the county and sent through the official tallying process. Read the full story ›
20,000 mail-in ballots need to be redone due to barcode problem
By Andrew TrunskyDaily Caller News FoundationApproximately one-third the mail-in ballots in Tarrant County, Texas have been rejected by scanners due to a defect in their barcodes, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Heider Garcia, the county’s elections administrator, attributed the problem to the shop that printed that ballots, but assured that the ballots affected would still be counted, according to the Texas outlet. The county’s election board is preparing to copy the misprinted absentee ballots onto new ballots and then scan those instead, Garcia said, adding that the board would likely have to redo 20,000 ballots before Election Day. BREAKING: @tarrantelection administrator Heider Garcia says scanners are rejecting 1/3 of Tarrant County mail ballots as defective because of a barcode problem. Garcia said ballots must be recopied into new ballots by the ballot board under the election code.
How 3rd-party candidates could determine the presidency
In almost every case, the vote total of third-party candidates made the difference. In Michigan, Trump won the 16 electoral votes by just over 10,700 votes out of almost 5 million votes cast. Trump won Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes by 22,748 votes, which amounted to a .77% margin of victory. If it were not for the third-party candidates' cumulative 158,121 votes, it’s very possible that Trump would have lost that state. Just a few thousand votes cast for any one of these third-party candidates could very well determine who is standing with their hand on the Bible on Jan. 21, 2021.
The homestretch: 4 top issues affecting the vote
In any event, these are the issues shaping not only the 2020 presidential election, but down-ballot races across America. This election could hinge on Democrats' ability to get away with counting enough fraudulent votes to flip enough states won by President Trump in 2016. As incredible as it seems, it was only eight months ago that President Trump was impeached by House Democrats. If President Trump is successful in driving a large turn-out, his coattails could flip key House races. The stakes in this general election are higher than ever, as Americans cast their vote for one of two completely different worldviews.
'The Hunter Games': Like prodigal father, like prodigal son
The "Prodigal Son" parable is ageless – worth recalling now due to possible Joe Biden family corruption detailed in the damning contents discovered on son Hunter's discarded computer and recent disclosures by a family confidant. While father Joe granted Hunter his inheritance – a family name to trade upon – the son did very well with it. However, instead of raising fatherly concerns about a prodigal son's questionable dealings, Joe wanted in on the deal. Is the Hunter Biden scandal going to affect the vote on Nov. 3? Those insights explain Hunter's behavior: Where there is a prodigal father, there is a prodigal son.
Obama – puppet or puppeteer?
A few weeks ago, while out promoting my new book, "Unmasking Obama," a fellow asked the ultimate question about Barack Obama: puppet or puppeteer? After watching Obama slouch his way toward Election Day, drawing crowds smaller than those of even Melania Trump, I am convinced the answer is "puppet." In his prime, Obama generated dramatically more enthusiasm than does the corrupt and senile Joe Biden. That said, the obvious puppet Biden will likely get more votes than Obama did despite the fact that the strings can be seen from the cheap seats. Jack Cashill's new book, "Unmasking Obama: The Fight to Tell the True Story of a Failed Presidency," is now widely available.
The history voters have seen will determine election's outcome
Judging from the existing data on early and mail-in ballots, it is clear that a lot of voters think this election is very important. As we've seen, the resulting push-back from the left has been unprecedented, giving rise to actions that have been nearly impossible to ignore. TRENDING: Christian leader who saw Trump winning in 2016 sees God bringing victory another way in 2020Thus, I believe it would be worthwhile to examine what voters have actually experienced since President Trump took office. Since January 2017, voters have seen an attempted coup on the part of congressional Democrats in the form of their impeachment proceedings against the president. They've seen their president berated in crude and shameful fashion by Democrats, the press and media, as well as being upbraided for his alleged racism despite no evidence whatsoever to support this contention.
Dow sinks more than 900 points for its worst drop since June
(CNBC) -- U.S. stocks fell sharply on Wednesday amid concerns over the latest increase in coronavirus infections and its potential impact on the global economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 800 points, or 2.9%. The S&P 500 slid 2.9% and the Nasdaq Composite traded 3% lower. The U.S. indexes took their cues from the European market benchmarks. The German Dax index fell 4.2% to its lowest level since late May.
U.S. senator scorches Twitter for censoring bombshell Biden report
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Wednesday skewered Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey, for allowing a negative report about President Trump while censoring a story damaging to Joe Biden's campaign. Dorsey, along with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai, was subpoenaed after Twitter blocked a New York Post report on alleged influence peddling by the Biden family and suspended the paper's account. But he said that the paper must delete tweets on the Biden story if it wants its account restored. 100% (44 Votes) 0% (0 Votes)Cruz asked Dorsey if Twitter can influence elections, and the CEO denied it. Cruz argued the Biden evidence was not "hacked," coming from a laptop apparently abandoned by Hunter Biden.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey accused of lying under oath to the Senate: That's a felony
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of lying under oath while testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday. "What [Dorsey] told the Senate, under oath, is false. What @jack told the Senate, under oath, is false. 18 USC 1621 makes it a felony to lie under oath to the Senate. Nothing like lying under oath https://t.co/Jp7monfPNs — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 28, 2020You're right, @Jack.
Bed Bath & Beyond plans to scale back coupons in bid to boost profits
(CNBC) -- Soon, you might not be seeing as many Bed Bath & Beyond coupons showing up in your mailbox. For better or for worse, the big-box retailer is known for its frequent coupons, sent in the mail and via email, to lure customers into stores by promising 15% or 20% discounts off bedding and other home accessories. But in a bid to boost profits and be more competitive on pricing with competitors, the company is planning to scale that back. Read the full story ›
'Soaked in suffering': Christian leaders complain of 'white supremacy pandemic'
More than two dozen Christian leaders in New England have signed a letter to call attention to "decision fatigue and exhaustion" among pastors stemming from what they call pandemics of "white supremacy" and the coronavirus. "As pandemics of COVID, white supremacy, and persistent inequality ravage and despair sets in, we hear the cry of the Psalmist across every generation. "The Church leaders are profoundly concerned about the well-being of these weary shepherds. Are these pastors correct about there being a pandemic of 'white supremacy'? The undeniable truth is this: The Black church only exists because the white church would not welcome black members."
Dr. Scott Atlas demolishes Joe Biden's COVID lockdown claim
When Joe Biden claimed "no serious" doctor agrees with Dr. Scott Atlas' coronavirus strategy of loosening coronavirus restrictions for the healthy while protecting the vulnerable, the White House coronavirus adviser got the last word. Do you agree with Dr. Scott Atlas' strategy? They concluded that that while strict public health measures bring cases down, the number of deaths rise in the long run. The CDC last month issued new estimates that showed people under 50 years infected by COVID-19 have nearly a 100% survival rate. It broke down to a 99.997% survival rate for 0-19; 99.98% for ages 20-49; 99.5% for 50-69; and 94.6% for those over 70.
Highest-rated cable show in history: Tucker Carlson crushes competition
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” surpassed “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell,” with more than 5.3 million viewers, according to Fox News’ press release. Katz (@ajkatztv) October 27, 2020“Tucker Carlson had the highest-rated show on cable TV this month. He is averaging 5.36 million viewers a night-a huge number by modern standards,” Michael M. Grynbaum, media correspondent for The New York Times said in a tweet. 99% (647 Votes) 1% (6 Votes)Tucker Carlson had the highest-rated show on cable TV this month. He is averaging 5.36 million viewers a night – a huge number by modern standards.
WATCH: 'Ballot chaser' boasts she got $55,000 to flip 5,000 votes for Biden
She said she's paid to flip votes for Biden at a cost of "five to eight dollars per vote. TRENDING: Christian leader who saw Trump winning in 2016 sees God bringing victory another way in 2020"Yeah, that’s what I’m doing. "Yeah, I'm getting the Biden vote out, but I mean I'm not going to do it for free -- in other words if they don’t pay me, I’m like excuse me?" I'm with Biden and I’m with Hegar. After the voter "corrects" her ballot, Rodriguez presents her with a shawl as a gift.
'Obamagate' movie destroys media's 'Russia' narrative
Their plotting to bring down Trump is interspersed by caricatures of Brennan and Comey reading their tweets, with comedic effect. See "The Obamagate Movie":McAleer and McElhinney also have turned the gripping testimony from the 2014 Michael Brown case into a play called "Ferguson." "We would be unemployed if the media did its job," McAleer told WND in an interview. McAleer told WND he hopes "Obamagate" will provide a balance not only to "The Comey Rule" but also to books such as Peter Strzok's, which he said are "trying to rewrite history." See Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinny talk about "Obamagate":See actor Dean Cain talk about his role in "Obamagate":
'Enough of this': Limbaugh offers solution to stop riots
With the possibility of riots across America in the wake of Election Day, radio star Rush Limbaugh is suggesting a potential solution to end domestic terror: send the rioters to the U.S. military base in Cuba. There's no way they're gonna unify with us. The way you stop riots is law enforcement. "If the riots are led by African-Americans, then law enforcement's not gonna do much. If they lead the riots or if a bunch of women wearing vagina hats lead the riots, then there's gonna be a political component to it.
Study finds no late shift towards Trump so far – HotAir
Those voters broke for Mr. Trump by 30 percentage points in Wisconsin and by 17 points in Florida and Pennsylvania, helping to deliver narrow victories, the study said. This month, the Journal/NBC News poll went looking for signs of a similar, late shift—and found a different picture than in 2016. Undecided voters seem to be moving equally toward both presidential candidates. And they moved almost equally to Mr. Trump and to his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. Overall, this set of voters favored Mr. Biden more than the president.
Trump is going to win – HotAir
Yet I have further reasons for believing Donald will win next week. In the Republican primaries more people voted for just one candidate, Donald Trump, than turned out for all the Democratic candidates. The enthusiasm for Donald is not just a matter of turnout at airports where he flies in and flies out. And still another 56 percent of Americans said they expected a Trump victory. Forgive me for jumping to conclusions, but I too am expecting a Trump victory.
Twitter’s continued ban on The Post has no rhyme or reason — only bias – HotAir
Meanwhile, neither Joe Biden nor Hunter Biden has argued the validity of the laptop nor the e-mails; the vice president simply claims the China deal never came to fruition. Receipts show the computer repair shop took in the laptop. So the only reason for social media to continue to punish The Post is not because of any “fake news” concerns — it’s because they’re mad about any story that hurts Joe Biden. Twitter is still demanding The Post delete six posts linking to our reporting (tweets that don’t violate their rules!) before restoring our account — even though any user can now freely share those stories.
Kushner bragged in April that Trump was taking the country "back from the doctors" – HotAir
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner boasted in mid-April about how the President had cut out the doctors and scientists advising him on the unfolding coronavirus pandemic, comments that came as more than 40,000 Americans already had died from the virus, which was ravaging New York City. In a taped interview on April 18, Kushner told legendary journalist Bob Woodward that Trump was “getting the country back from the doctors” in what he called a “negotiated settlement.” Kushner also proclaimed that the US was moving swiftly through the “panic phase” and “pain phase” of the pandemic and that the country was at the “beginning of the comeback phase.”“That doesn’t mean there’s not still a lot of pain and there won’t be pain for a while, but that basically was, we’ve now put out rules to get back to work,” Kushner said. “Trump’s now back in charge. It’s not the doctors.”
Trump’s COVID task force livid over White House’s "we ended COVID" report – HotAir
“It’s mind-boggling,” one official said of the White House’s assertion it had ended the pandemic. “There’s no world in which anyone can think that [statement] is true. One official said they are working 14-hour days to ensure communities and local officials in hot spots continue to implement strict mask and social distancing guidelines. Other officials said they are trying to ensure each state has what it needs to distribute a vaccine when the time comes. Another said they were “exasperated” with trying to manage the White House’s attitude toward the virus while also ensuring the rest of the administration shared the message that Americans need to continue to take steps to prevent community spread.
Georgia: Biden 50, Trump 46 – HotAir
Among all registered voters in Georgia, Biden is supported by 50% and Trump is supported by 45%. In a high turnout model, Biden has 50% support and Trump has 46%. The race is tighter using a lower turnout model at 50% Biden and 48% Trump, whereas the incumbent led by 3 to 5 points in this model in prior polls. Trump won Georgia by five points in 2016. More than half (58%) of registered voters in Georgia report having already cast their ballots.
Wisconsin: Biden 48, Trump 43 – HotAir
In new Marquette Law School Poll, Joe Biden is the choice for president of 48% of likely WI voters, Donald Trump is the choice of 43%. #mulawpollLittle change in overall results from most recent Marquette poll, Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, when it was Biden 47% and Trump 42%. In early September, it was Biden 48%, Trump 44%. #mulawpollAmong Republicans, 7% support Biden, 86% support Trump. Among Democrats, 3% support Trump, 92% support Biden.
Tariffs didn't fuel revival for American steel – HotAir
“Once you put a tariff on a raw material, companies have to deal with price distortion,” said Katheryn Russ, associate professor of economics at the University of California, Davis. “The tariff squeezes their profits, and that can cause them to produce less, hire fewer people or make inefficient substitutions in their production process.”Steel producers including United States Steel Corp. X 4.79% remain supportive of the tariffs, saying they helped secure the U.S. manufacturing base. But domestic steel producers that turn mattress-size slabs of imported steel into finished sheet steel said they are hurting. Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Technologies Inc. ATI -3.59% abandoned its stainless-steel business this summer, and NLMK USA, a division of a Russia-based steelmaker, has laid off one-quarter of the 600 employees at its Farrell, Pa., rolling mill after failing to receive Commerce Department tariff relief on slabs. “The government picked winners and losers here,” said Bob Miller, chief executive of NLMK USA.
In the public’s eyes, 2020 has been about Trump — to his detriment – HotAir
Of those Americans whose top concern was related to partisanship, most were critical of the president, according to Morning Consult’s new technology that gauged whether sentiment expressed by 74,697 respondents was positive or negative. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) said something negative about Trump, compared with just 6 percent with regard to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Ten percent of people wrote something positive about the president, compared to 2 percent who said something affirmative about Biden. Taken together, those discrepancies — fairly steady week over week — reflect the extent to which the 2020 contest has been framed around Trump.
Trump appointee resigns as "matter of conscience" over executive order aimed at civil service – HotAir
Ronald Sanders, who served as a member and chair of the Federal Salary Council, tendered his resignation on Monday to the director of White House Presidential Personnel, John McEntee, according to a letter obtained by CNN. “On its surface, the President’s Executive Order purports to serve a legitimate and laudable purpose … that is, to hold career Federal employees ‘more accountable’ for their performance,” Sanders wrote. “However, it is clear that its stated purpose notwithstanding, the Executive Order is nothing more than a smokescreen for what is clearly an attempt to require the political loyalty of those who advise the President, or failing that, to enable their removal with little if any due process.”
Mask mandates help control the rise in coronavirus hospitalizations – HotAir
Coronavirus hospitalizations are up across the board, both nationwide and in Tennessee. But they’re rising far more modestly in places that require masks. By the numbers: The Vanderbilt analysis compares Tennessee hospitals based on how many of their patients come from counties with mask requirements. In hospitals where at least 75% of patients are subject to a local mask requirement, COVID hospitalizations are at about the same level now as they were July 1. In hospitals where fewer than 25% of patients are subject to a local mask mandate, however, hospitalizations are more than 200% higher than their July 1 levels.
COVID-19 causes "chronic" cognitive deficits equivalent to brain aging 10 years – HotAir
A study of more than 84,000 people in the UK found that the virus left even those deemed recovered with “chronic cognitive consequences” that it compared to dropping 8.5 IQ points. “People who had recovered, including those no longer reporting symptoms, exhibited significant cognitive deficits,” the study published on MedRxiv said. “The deficits were broad, affecting multiple cognitive domains,” the researchers warned in the study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed.
MAGA scrambles to repair the Hunter Biden narrative – HotAir
The Wall Street Journal and Fox News have both reported finding no evidence that former Vice President Joe Biden benefited from the Hunter Biden business dealings that have drawn scrutiny. More explicitly pro-Trump media outlets — OAN, Breitbart, Newsmax — have mostly shied away from publishing fresher, more salacious allegations. Videos apparently showing Hunter Biden in compromising positions, allegedly obtained from the laptop, have been uploaded to a Chinese website owned partially by Steve Bannon, the former Trump aide who has been helping Giuliani. The explicit photos ended up on Gateway Pundit, a site known for promoting conspiracy theories about various Democratic figures. An email allegedly tying Hunter Biden to a Kazakh oligarch ended up in the British tabloid The Daily Mail, with only a passing mention of Biden.
FBI agents urge Biden and Trump not to fire Christopher Wray – HotAir
“FBI Special Agents respect Director Wray’s leadership and look forward to continuing to work with him to protect this great country from national security and criminal threats,” said Brian O’Hare, president of the FBI Agents Association, in a statement and letters to both Trump and Biden. The vote of confidence in Wray comes as he appears to be on increasingly tenuous footing under Trump, who has publicly assailed him for declining to investigate the president’s political adversaries and for undercutting Trump’s political narratives about foreign election interference and left-wing violence. In recent days, sources close to Trump have fueled stories suggesting Trump is preparing to fire Wray after the election, and may remove other members of his national security team who he has criticized for similar reasons. Biden, on the other hand, has given no indication about whether he would seek to retain Wray, whose term would expire in 2027. Spokespeople for the Biden campaign and transition did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Poll: Suburbanites show one of largest drops in Trump approval – HotAir
The first date range encompassed Trump’s acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial and the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. During this period, the president averaged 47% job approval, including five separate 49% ratings, which are the highest of his presidency. The second period — which began shortly after George Floyd died in police custody — showed a clear drop in Trump’s approval rating, with an average 42% of U.S. adults saying they approved of Trump. This time period included nationwide protests about racial injustice as well as a resurgence of the coronavirus in Sun Belt states, Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the contentious first presidential debate and Trump contracting the coronavirus. None of the subgroups analyzed in this report showed meaningful increases in job approval. However, a small number of groups — including Republicans overall and Republicans who say they have conservative political views — did not show a meaningful decline in approval this year.
Trump pins hopes on rallies that could be sealing his defeat – HotAir
But the rallies’ impact is far from clear. Republicans say they harvest data from attendees and fire up their base, while Democrats say they get a spike in donations and volunteers, too, and wonder if Trump is merely preaching to the choir. Holding rallies in defiance of coronavirus health recommendations has fueled voters’ disapproval of his handling of the pandemic — feeding Biden’s key argument that Trump has mishandled the first major crisis of his presidency. And pollsters say there’s little evidence of a rally boost. “The rapid-fire Trump rallies, while clearly well-received by the base, have done nothing to tip the scale in President Trump’s direction,” said Tim Malloy, a pollster from Quinnipiac University.
Report: "Anonymous" author of 2018 anti-Trump op-ed is Miles Taylor – HotAir
Former DHS chief of staff @MilesTaylorUSA is the author of the NYT oped and book by “Anonymous” — more on CNN coming up
Biden makes late push to flip the Senate – HotAir
He campaigned in Georgia on Tuesday with Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, the top Democrats running in the rapidly changing state’s dual Senate races. Meanwhile, his wife, Jill Biden, was in Maine stumping with Sara Gideon, the party’s candidate facing longtime GOP Sen. Susan Collins. And on Friday, Biden will make his first stop in Iowa since the state’s ill-fated caucuses, where the dead-heat Senate race has become the second most expensive in the country — and Biden and Trump are locked in a tight race themselves. Biden still hasn’t campaigned with every Democratic Senate hopeful, even in the swing states where the party is competitive at both levels. “If we win both of these Senate seats in Georgia, it’s almost mathematically impossible for Mitch McConnell to remain majority leader.”
Dear Democrats, pack the court and nuke the filibuster. I dare you. – HotAir
Because true to form, they haven’t thought much of this through long-term. For example, Democrats caterwauling that Roe v. Wade will be overturned and tossed out haven’t considered that the ruling will no longer be necessary, when a Republican-held Congress passes a national abortion ban with 51 votes. It wouldn’t happen tomorrow or next year but it would happen. So the Democrats are free to leap at the whims of feverish pundits and fringe members of their party. But is there a threat they can make that won’t be returned in kind?
UK police will enter homes and break up Christmas family dinners to enforce COVID rules – HotAir
Police chiefs have warned that Christmas family celebrations will be broken up by officers if they flout lockdown rules. David Jamieson, the West Midlands police and crime commissioner, said officers will investigate reports of rule-breaking over the festive period. The West Midlands are currently under Tier 2 restrictions, meaning people cannot mix with any other households or bubbles inside. Mr Jamieson told The Telegraph: ‘If we think there’s large groups of people gathering where they shouldn’t be, then police will have to intervene. If, again, there’s flagrant breaking of the rules, then the police would have to enforce.
France imposes lockdown as Macron warns of overwhelming second COVID wave – HotAir
Why it matters: “(France has been) overpowered by a second wave,” Macron said in a national televised address Wednesday, noting the “new wave will be stronger and deadlier,” than the first. The announcement comes after the country saw over 36,000 new cases in the last 24 hours. Details: Though non-essential businesses, including bars and restaurants, will close, schools and factories will remain open. Macron said the measures come as an attempt to implement a “brutal break” to the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown will be eased once new daily infections fall back to about 5,000, the Guardian reports.
Is Twitter going full Resistance? – HotAir
For those who know the inner workings of Twitter, it was another sign of the rising influence of Gadde, the connected, liberal-leaning lawyer who has helped drive the company to more heavily regulate what users can say and post. Twitter’s new rules, from the ad ban to its deletion of controversial Covid-19 tweets, have rippled through Silicon Valley and caused huge blowback in American politics, where many—especially conservatives—now see Twitter as unfriendly territory. She has also helped put Twitter’s policy squarely at odds with Facebook, whose CEO Mark Zuckerberg had declared it wrong for private companies to “censor” politicians. Gadde was a lead architect of the policy approach that led Twitter to clamp down on everyone from everyday harassers to the Proud Boys to President Donald Trump, and she’s been out front in defending it, arguing that the shift makes sense as corporate strategy. Said Gadde in an interview by phone from her home in San Francisco in July, of the decision to ban political ads: “It wasn’t about anything other than, ‘This is the right thing to do for us as a company.’”
China shocked to discover the developed world views it in a negative light – HotAir
There is another factor at work, and that has to do with something China is highly sensitive about: human rights. In Australia, 81 percent now hold negative views, compared to 57 percent last year. China was angered by Australia’s proposal that the World Health Organization investigate the origin of the pandemic. Australians then learned that China was cutting back coal imports and, this weekend, cotton exports as well. In Canada, the Chinese ambassador, Cong Peiwu, last week warned against granting asylum to Hong Kong activists.
Poll: Biden 54, Trump 42 – HotAir
Among likely voters, 54% back Biden and 42% Trump. Biden has held a lead in every CNN poll on the matchup since 2019, and he has held a statistically significant advantage in every high-quality national poll since the spring. Although the election will ultimately be decided by the statewide results, which drive the Electoral College, Biden’s lead nationally is wider than any presidential candidate has held in more than two decades in the final days of the campaign…Barring major changes in the landscape in the final days of the race, Trump’s chances for closing the gap are deeply dependent on Election Day turnout. The poll finds that among those who have already voted (64% Biden to 34% Trump) or who plan to vote early but had not yet done so at the time they were interviewed (63% Biden to 33% Trump), Biden holds nearly two-thirds support. Trump leads 59% to 36%, though, among those who say they plan to vote on Election Day.
Parler is becoming a depository for Hunter Biden political porn – HotAir
As A-list internet conservatives lost interest in Parler, the site became a haven for conspiracy theorists. On Tuesday, a list of suggested topics on Parler included “#Pizzagate,” the conspiracy theory that has inspired two violent attacks on a Washington pizzeria. Promoters of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which imagines Donald Trump violently purging his enemies in the Democratic Party, have flocked to the site. GNews, a Chinese-language website tied to billionaire Chinese dissident and Steve Bannon patron Guo Wengui, has posted the images for days. “Fellow fighters are switching to new battlefield (sic) of platforms like Parler and Gab,” a Tuesday article on GNews read.
Some Trump supporters might be relieved if he loses – HotAir
I grew up in a conservative social circle, and I talk weekly with friends and family who voted for Mr. Trump. But I’ve come to believe that some people who publicly support the president don’t fully want him to win. Commentators focus on a category they call “shy Trump voters.” These are voters who supposedly support Mr. Trump but won’t acknowledge it publicly. They won’t say they’re tired of him to a pollster. It can be as embarrassing to admit you liked Mr. Trump and now fear him as it was to admit you were attracted to him in the first place.
I'm the FDA point person on COVID vaccines. We'll make sure they're safe and effective. – HotAir
There will be no shortcuts in developing the relevant phase 3 efficacy results. Any vaccine showing efficacy must also be very safe. In addition to this careful evaluation by staff at FDA, we intend to take any COVID-19 vaccine EUA or BLA submission to a public advisory committee meeting for open discussion. FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee consists of leading independent scientific and public health experts, carefully screened for any potential conflicts of interest, who provide input to FDA. The materials discussed during open sessions of these meetings, which will be live-streamed, will be posted on FDA’s website.
Charlie Hebdo cartoon of Erdogan sparks fury in Turkey – HotAir
The Islamic world’s anger at France deepened today as Turkey condemned a Charlie Hebdo cartoon showing its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan lifting a woman’s burka to look at her naked backside. Erdogan called the cartoonists ‘scoundrels’ and accused the West of wanting to ‘relaunch the Crusades’ by attacking Islam after the image appeared on the front of this week’s magazine. ‘I don’t need to say anything to those scoundrels who insult my beloved prophet on such a scale,’ Erdogan said, calling it a ‘disgusting attack’. Showing Erdogan in a T-shirt and underpants, the caricature has Erdogan saying ‘Ooh, the Prophet’ as he looks at the woman’s backside, and comes with the caption: ‘Erdogan – in private he’s very funny’.
Three U.S. counties still haven't reported a case of COVID – HotAir
Every county in America has reported at least one case of Covid-19 — except for some of the smallest and most far-flung places in Texas, Nevada and Hawaii. The reach of the virus into rural and urban counties alike shows how the pandemic, once concentrated in metropolitan hot spots, has now left few of even the most remote communities untouched as a third surge of infections has firmly taken hold. Only three counties in the 50 states have never reported a Covid-19 case, according to a New York Times database — Esmeralda, Nev.; Loving, Texas; and Kalawao, Hawaii, a former leper colony on the island of Molokai. (County-level data is not available in some parts of Alaska.) Two of those are the least populous counties in the nation: Kalawao, with 86 residents according to 2019 census estimates, and Loving with 169.
October surprise: Biden’s zipped lips – HotAir
Biden has finally learned, at the tender age of 77, to shut up and stay on message (yes, sometimes by staying in his basement). To nearly everyone’s surprise, he has run one of the most disciplined presidential campaigns in recent memory. For decades, Biden has enjoyed — or perhaps his opponents have enjoyed — a reputation as an undisciplined windbag. The headline: “Mighty Mouth.” Sixteen years later, Michael Crowley wrote in the same magazine of Biden’s “Castro-length speeches” as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after 9/11. Yet Biden 2020 has been so focused and undeviating that his closing message is quite literally his opening message.
China's real invasion of Taiwan has already started – HotAir
Compared to the CCP’s military jingoism and propaganda-spreading “wolf warrior” diplomats, the United Front works behind the scenes, often targeting wealthy individuals with transnational holdings to do the CCP’s bidding through persuasion, economic incentives, and blackmail, or by funneling money toward grassroots organizations that shape opinions about the party among Taiwanese, Hong Kong, and expat Chinese communities. Far more than an advocacy mechanism, United Front receives at least $1.4 billion each year from the CCP—the actual figure is likely much higher, as some budget details are classified. These funds may even outstrip the budgets for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Public Security, fueling the primary engine for the party’s gray-area influence efforts at home and abroad. But it is in Taiwan and among the broader Taiwanese community where the United Front’s influence is most evident.
The case for criminally investigating the ex-president – HotAir
Thus the ultimate question is not whether a former president can be investigated but whether one should be. How can the country uphold the rule of law and the idea that no one is above the law, without driving itself into civil discord and risking fatal polarization? The best one can offer is a discretionary judgment that has some convincing rationale and offers a plausible way forward. In my view, the outlines of this are clear: It would be too great an affront to law for a president to have perpetual immunity. If, say, a hypothetical future president committed murder while in office, we would hope that a post-term prosecution for that offense would be permissible.
These white women voted for Trump in 2016. They’re having second thoughts. – HotAir
Over the past two months, Republican pollster Sarah Longwell, who founded the group Republican Voters Against Trump, has been following nine undecided voters, college-educated women, who ranged in age from 30 to 60. (The remaining three Biden voters were from Pennsylvania and North Carolina.) Three from Arizona, Pennsylvania and Florida were undecided, vacillating between voting for Biden or third party. “The trend as we’ve gotten closer to the election has been just how many people aren’t voting for Trump again,” said Longwell. She added that the phenomenon of a shy Biden voter is “much more likely to manifest” than a shy Trump voter.
Scientists debate how much to lower the bar on COVID-19 vaccine potential – HotAir
Researchers debated how rigorously to test Covid-19 vaccine candidates at a public meeting Thursday of the FDA’s advisory committee on vaccines. “Simply preventing mild cases is not enough and may not justify the risks associated with vaccination,” said Peter Doshi, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, who detailed his concerns in an editorial in The BMJ. But vaccine experts say there are good reasons to focus on milder cases of Covid-19. Vaccines that prevent mild disease typically prevent severe disease, as well, said Dr. Arnold Monto, an epidemiologist at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and temporary chair of the vaccine committee.
Why court-packing spells disaster – HotAir
The moment that a progressive majority on a newly expanded Supreme Court ruled decisively on any of these issues (or on any of those conservatives care most about, including gun rights, religious freedom, and economic liberty), red states would simply disregard the opinion as illegitimate, nullifying it on the grounds that the decision was made possible by an explicit act of cheating. That Pyrrhic victory would then be followed by an outright rout the moment Republicans retook control of the White House and Senate (perhaps riding, in part, a backlash to court packing), a position from which they could pack the court with even more conservatives to surpass the number of newly added progressives. By this point, no one on either side would feel any obligation at all to defer to the authority of the nation’s highest court. Every one of the disputes in our politics that the Supreme Court had if not settled then at least placed in abeyance would surge back into the political arena at the local, state, and federal levels, with no authority capable of adjudicating the clashes. Down that path lies political breakdown and ungovernability.
This is the coronavirus election – HotAir
And yet, the pandemic is not impossible to control, contrary to what White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows recently suggested. Social interventions such as paid sick leave can give vulnerable people the option of protecting their lives without risking their livelihoods. Only the federal government can fund and orchestrate public-health measures at a scale necessary to corral the coronavirus. (By contrast, Barack Obama dealt with the H1N1 flu and MERS in his first term, and Ebola and Zika in his second.) Third, it occurred not during the dawn of his term but at its twilight, when Americans have an opportunity to avert further incompetence.
IBD/TIPP: Trump now ahead of where he was in 2016
The latest Biden Vs. Trump poll from IBD/TIPP suggests the race has become competitive with just one week to go. President Donald Trump’s support has surpassed his 2016 share of the vote in the IBD/TIPP presidential poll update, while Vice President Joe Biden appears to have lost ground among some key groups. This doesn’t mean that Trump is in any danger of winning the popular vote, but as we saw four years ago, he doesn’t really need to. If the popular vote is “close” (definitions of that word in this context vary), Biden’s path to victory grows increasingly tenuous. If the popular vote between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is nearly a tie, Trump has an 88 percent chance of re-election, researchers of the Electoral College predict in a recent study.
Federal judge to DoJ: Nice try, but you can’t shield Trump in defamation case
Yesterday’s decision cuts off a convenient escape route for Donald Trump, who faces a defamation suit from E. Jean Carroll. The decision by US District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan has nothing to do with the merits of Carroll’s case or any demerits of it, either. That would have provided a quick and convenient end to the case, theoretically speaking:Nice try, Kaplan ruled Tuesday. The DoJ can move the suit to federal court and even represent Trump, but they can’t claim that Trump was a government “employee” or that his alleged defamatory comment was part of his official business as such. In fact, as the constitutional head of government, Kaplan wrote, Trump cannot plausibly be seen as acting at any other person’s direction.
“Total loss” from looting in Philly
Rather than going directly after the police, last night the mobs appeared to concentrate far more on looting and property destruction. As the local CBS News outlet reports, some retail stores in the city are describing the scene as a “total loss” for their businesses. Scores of West Philadelphia businesses were looted and a number of stores across Philadelphia have started boarding up their windows Tuesday in anticipation of more looting. *Alert* A large crowd of appx 1000 is looting businesses in the area of Castor and Aramingo. How does all of this mayhem have anything at all to do with Walter Wallace, racial justice or alleged police violence?
What happened at Trump’s Omaha rally last night?
He held a rally last night at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska. “We need at least 30 more buses,” an Omaha police officer just said, shaking his head at the chaotic cluster that is unfolding. The #Trump rally ended around 8:45pm. pic.twitter.com/JYXCLypTQl — Jeff Paul (@Jeff_Paul) October 28, 2020The “Omaha Scanner” Twitter account was following police and EMT chatter all evening. — Omaha Scanner (@omaha_scanner) October 28, 2020#MedicalBranch of #TACAirIC reports at least 30 patient contacts and 7 patient transports to hospital.
Melania in Pennsylvania: Biden’s socialist agenda will destroy America
First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Atglen, Pennsylvania Tuesday for her first solo campaign appearance during this election cycle. Her appearance came the day after President Trump held three campaign events in Pennsylvania. What was striking about her speech is that in her own soft-spoken way, she tore into the Democrats and Joe Biden, as well as the media. “Joe Biden attacked President Trump’s decision to put the American people first and close travel from China. President Trump made a surprise stop in Maine last week and Mike Pence has traveled to the state in recent days, too.
Judge: Post Office must reverse mail “collection limits”
In the latest in a series of emergency orders, the judge ordered the USPS to put an end to any “collection limits” when handling mail from now until the election. Notice how Politico points out in the very first sentence of their article that these “limitations on mail collection” were put in place by the “Trump-backed” Postmaster General. Sending carriers and vehicles out for late deliveries and extra trips every day drives up both overtime costs and fuel/vehicle usage. On one hand, their lawsuits make it sound as if some evil cabal is working to undermine mail delivery so people’s ballots won’t arrive in time. And he wants daily updates on how many of them had to make extra delivery trips for late mail?
Bobulinski: I personally met with Joe Biden twice to discuss 2017 China deal
Bobulinski makes a clear case for plausibility, and in doing so indicts Adam Schiff and others of McCarthyism. “There was no other reason for me to be in that bar meeting Joe Biden than to discuss what I was doing with his family’s name and the Chinese CEFC.” (CEFC is a Chinese company with ties to the communist government). … Bobulinski said his second meeting with Joe Biden happened the following day, backstage at the investment conference where Joe Biden had just spoken. In 2017, Joe Biden was a private citizen, not Vice President. And just how did $130 million in stimulus funding, supervised by Sheriff Joe himself, make its way into the coffers of firms connected to Hunter Biden anyway?
CNN’s Blitzer: Why did Philly police “shoot to kill” and not “shoot to injure”?
The answer is because cops aren’t expert marksmen: None are trained to “shoot to injure” because it’s impossible to do consistently. Why not just shoot to injure rather than “shoot to kill,” Blitzer asks. But why shoot to kill opposed to shoot to injure and just prevent anything from going further? So officers are trained to shoot center mass, not shoot to kill. It’s not “shoot to kill,” it’s “shoot to stop the threat while minimizing all other risks.” One would think Blitzer would have learned that by now.
More on the looting in Philadelphia last night (Update: NY Times reporter has thoughts on coverage)
Jazz wrote earlier about the looting that took place in Philadelphia last night. Already chaos and looting #Philly pic.twitter.com/3Pd1oOL4Qc — Kitty Shackleford (@KittyLists) October 28, 2020A Target store was broken into but police showed up and got the situation under control (1st clip). As you can see in the 2nd clip, the looters hit WalMart next:More looting at Walmart in Philadelphia, PA. Walmart and Target both got hit again after police left:Police have left the Walmart I previously posted and the looting has begun again. Orthodox Jews violently attacked by mob @ BLM protest last night in Philly.
NYC Mayor sued for being too tough on rioters
We’ve been covering all manner of stories out of New York City over the course of the pandemic and the rioting and skyrocketing violent crime rates. But the one thing I never expected to see was a lawsuit against Mayor Bill de Blasio for being “too harsh” on the rioters. And yet that’s exactly what the New York Civil Liberties Union is claiming as they seek to take Hizzoner to court. The New York City Civil Liberties Union and the Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit against New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) and other city officials for their “unjustifiable” response to anti-police riots this summer. But when you join the ranks of those who are defying and shoving the police, well… bad things happen.
Democrats underperforming in Nevada early vote?
There are too many unknowns about Election Day turnout to draw any safe conclusions from the early returns. And in this case he’s not really “interpreting” early turnout, he’s simply comparing this year’s Democratic advantage to 2016’s Democratic advantage. Trump won that group in Nevada by a 50/37 spread over Clinton four years ago, according to the exit polls. Nate Silver cautioned about that this morning:For example, Biden lost independents by 13 points in Nevada in 2016, per the exit poll there. Georgia would do it for him (along with Michigan and Wisconsin), or Arizona plus an electoral vote somewhere else.
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Gun sales being driven by… healthcare workers?
But there’s one little factoid out of all the gun sales data that had escaped my attention until this week. A significantly disproportionate percentage of new gun buyers come from the healthcare industry. Sixty-seven percent of people who reported buying a gun during the pandemic also reported being health care professionals. Why would healthcare workers be the first ones out of the gate and in line to purchase firearms? In increasing numbers, they have tended to be “younger, more urban, more female, and less white.” And that description lines up perfectly with the people that are represented significantly in the healthcare industry.
Rush — and Reason: Don’t vote for Biden
Rush Limbaugh’s home-stretch argument won’t surprise anyone, but his focus here on Biden’s negatives rather than Donald Trump’s positives is notable. You have to get out there and vote Trump.”I agree with Rush on all of the above, and so would most Hot Air readers, I’d guess. On many, perhaps most, issues, Joe Biden’s America will be one in which political and economic power is unified under Washington’s control. The question, as always, is whether this is a rational choice or a vote throwaway. Nick and Rush agree on that much, even if they likely don’t agree on the solution.
Vanity Fair gives AOC the puffiest of puff pieces
Today Vanity Fair published a profile of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez which has to be one of the puffiest puff pieces ever written. The entire thing from start to finish presents AOC as a uniquely talented candidate without any discernible flaws. Even with the media eagerly rolling out the White House red carpet for her, I don’t think she can get there on icon status alone. If she did make it to the White House the resistance to AOC would be every bit as strong as it was to Trump from day one. There’s just no way she breezes through this in the way Vanity Fair seems to imagine she could.
Hmmmm: Are Democrats coming up short in early voting?
Just how much of a lead do Democrats need in early voting to overcome a projected Republican turnout wave on Election Day? Let’s stipulate to this point up front:It proves it in a sense: People can look at the same early voting returns and see wildly different things. In that shape, Pudner’s estimate might have been a little too soft on where Democrats need to end up. In Florida, much has been made of Democrats flipping the early voting edge this year by outvoting Republicans 1,926,055 to 1,463,281 so far. Democrats’ early voting across the state is actually falling well short of what they would need to win if they lose Election Day 31 percent to 69 percent.
Twitter chief: We won’t allow Hunter Biden misinformation but we will allow Holocaust misinformation
It’s only the core critique of Twitter’s attempt to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story, after all. If Trump tweets nonsense about the fraudulence of mail-in ballots, they’re johnny on the spot. What’s the difference between a vicious anti-semitic lie about what was done to Europe’s Jews in World War II and a not-yet-discredited story about Joe and Hunter Biden trying to drum up business in China? Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defends not flagging tweets denying the Holocaust as misinformation, while flagging the president's tweetshttps://t.co/63qT3FSx8p pic.twitter.com/hkk9MgR3XA — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 28, 2020Did this guy prepare for this hearing at all? The Hunter Biden laptop story would be verboten too; the facts simply aren’t certain enough to take a legal risk by publishing it.
Ho hum. PA’s largest county mails out tens of thousands of flawed ballots
But if someone sends back the incorrect ballot and doesn’t send back the correct one, should it count? As noted above, Allegheny County includes Pittsburgh and it’s the second-largest county in the state. According to one local news report, election officials in the county are pinning the blame on the contractor they hired to print the ballots. As to what they could do about it, the county mailed replacement ballots out to everyone the following week. Election officials say they’ve been checking any ballots they receive to see if they are the misprinted ones.
MLB: Dodgers player ignored security, insisted on celebrating with teammates after testing positive for COVID
They made it all the way to the seventh inning of Game Six of the World Series before running into a problem. He had an inconclusive test the day before, which the Dodgers assumed meant that he was okay to take the field. Then, whoopsie:In the second inning tonight, the lab doing COVID tests informed MLB that Justin Turner’s test from yesterday came back inconclusive. He’s one of the Dodgers’ star players, someone who suffered through their World Series disappointments in 2017 and 2018. After the final out, he was back on the field — against the orders of MLB security.
Former Homeland Security official outs himself as ‘Anonymous’ (Update: Will remain as CNN contributor)
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. The person that the NYT strongly insinuated was, like, the VP or WH Chief of Staff, or Cabinet Member was literally "Miles Taylor." HA HA HA — Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 28, 2020Should the NY Times have granted this guy an anonymous platform in the first place? (@EsotericCD) October 28, 2020Should the NYT have granted anonymity as a “senior administration official” to minor DHS bureaucrat Miles Taylor? Miles Taylor?
RCI: Senate committee investigating Hunter Biden for FARA violations
Until Mueller, FARA violations were only slightly more likely to result in criminal probes than supposed violations of the Logan Act. Mueller picked it back up and added in the FARA violations in order to squeeze Manafort for testimony against Donald Trump. RCI’s Paul Sperry reports that one Senate committee plans to use it in dealing with Hunter Biden, although which committee turns out to be a bit of a surprise:The Senate Finance Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, is actively investigating Hunter Biden’s possible non-compliance with the FARA statute, according to a spokesman. (We haven’t seen firm evidence that Hunter lobbied Joe for Burisma, either; they both deny it.) A FARA indictment might dent Joe a little, but most people are inclined to dismiss October surprises, especially those aimed more at family members.
Can anyone survive switching parties at this point?
The title question is one that’s clearly on the mind of Congressman Jeff Van Drew this week. Van Drew represents Atlantic City. His district went for Trump by five points in 2016, so you might think the party switch is giving him a boost. The race is only nominally between Kennedy and Van Drew, however. As in down-ballot contests across the country this year, Trump looms large here — perhaps even more so because of the public embrace between Van Drew and the President.
Philadelphia’s mayor imposes curfew in hopes of preventing a third night of rioting
During a press conference today, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw talked about what went wrong last night. She said as many as 1,000 people were involved, having converged on the site after likely receiving word via a group text. The officers who shot Walter Wallace on Monday were wearing body cameras but video from those cameras has not been released yet. Support your officers, back your officers and let’s get a handle on this thing,” union president John McNesby said. They spoke with some residents of the area where the looting took place last night.
Trump: I was worried this “Anonymous” sleazebag might be Hope Hicks or Jared Kushner
I don’t know why he thinks Miles Taylor should be prosecuted, though. Trump, speaking at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport, calls “anonymous” (Miles Taylor) a “sleaze bag” and adds that he was worried it would turn out to be someone like Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner, Mike Lee, or Rand Paul. “This guy, in my opinion, should be prosecuted,” Trump adds. Taylor went anonymous as a false pretense, to generate exactly the sort of fake suspense Trump jokes about in the clip. — ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) October 28, 2020Asked about his lie to Anderson Cooper, Miles Taylor says he was doing what he'd pledged to do — deny authorship and keep the focus on Trump.
WaPo/ABC poll: Biden leads in Wisconsin by … *seventeen* points?
None of them include Joe Biden winning Wisconsin by seventeen points, two more than Barack Obama’s margin in 2008. In Wisconsin, likely voters favor Biden by 57 percent to 40 percent, with Jorgensen at 2 percent. Among registered voters, Biden’s edge in Michigan is five points, while he leads by 17 points in Wisconsin. Could Biden have a lead, even a substantial lead, in Wisconsin? None of the polling has ever shown Trump ahead, although a recent Susquehanna poll (with only 500 likely voters) put the race at a 45/45 tie.
Biden’s relaxed schedule still making some Dems nervous, but they also worry about him getting sick
Biden’s campaign strategy continues to look like an attempt to run out the clock while polls show he has a lead. But some Democrats continue to worry that Biden is taking a big risk by not being aggressive in the final days of the campaign. But compared with many of Mr. Biden’s days this month, and even a few this week, it’s the equivalent of a barnstorm. On Sunday, Mr. Biden held no in-person campaign events, straying from his home in the Wilmington area only for church. Another is that Biden doesn’t have the stamina to campaign and COVID is providing an excuse for never getting Biden out of 2nd gear.
How long will vote-counting take? Estimates in all 50 states – HotAir
New York, Rhode Island and Alaska will not report any mail votes on election night. Officials in Michigan and Pennsylvania, two key battleground states, have said full official counts could take several days. The increase in mail voting could also lead to more provisional votes cast, increasing the number of ballots counted later. Usually the number of provisional votes is not large enough to be significant, but there is evidence from early voting that this election may be different. Provisional voting can slow down lines at the polls, and those ballots are generally the last to be reviewed and counted, sometimes weeks after the election.
My "suburban mom" demographic is supposedly all in for Biden. But I'm voting for Trump. – HotAir
The virus has taken a toll on our children as well as our economy and physical health. Keeping our kids isolated at home learning behind a computer screen is a disaster. Inexplicably, some teachers unions are hijacking schools and refusing to help let kids back in the classroom. The union in my northern Virginia school district demands schools remain closed until at least August 2021. In July he said, “You don’t just have a partner in the White House, you’ll have an (National Education Association) member in the White House,” referring to his wife, Jill Biden.
How far might Trump go? – HotAir
Working in the same vein as Foley, Larry Diamond, a political scientist and senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, described by email what he called “by far the most dangerous scenario”:“Trump is leading when the in-person votes are counted on election night. If you just stopped counting at midnight on election night, Trump would be the winner, even though many millions of mail-in ballots in key swing states are still to be counted.”When the “blue wave comes in,” Diamond continues,“and gives Biden a victory in states with more than 270 electoral votes, Trump cries foul and demands that the Republican legislators in states like Pennsylvania, maybe Florida, give him their electoral votes, even though he didn’t win according to the vote count.”
Please stop telling cops to shoot suspects in the leg – HotAir
The focus of police work is on de-escalation. The use of firearms is only sanctioned when strictly necessary, in the absence of reasonable alternatives. A “good shoot” prevents serious harm based on the officer’s good-faith assessment of the circumstances; a “bad shoot” means potential non-lethal devices or procedures were available, applicable, and overlooked. Indeed, this requirement to use the least restrictive means to subdue a subject is precisely what differentiates policing from warfare. Under the law of war, enemy belligerents are subject to lethal attack at any time and place.
"I'm absolutely expecting him to do something weird" – HotAir
“The pardon power operates in the way he imagines the presidency to operate — you wave your hand and it’s done,” says Quinta Jurecic, the managing editor of the blog Lawfare. His former lawyer Michael Cohen, who Trump believes betrayed him by cooperating with investigators and speaking publicly. Second, look for the possibility of blanket, preemptive pardons for the president’s own family, close friends and campaign associates. Presidential pardons — as Gerald Ford demonstrated in pardoning Nixon — don’t require existing criminal charges; they can also be used to block attempts to bring federal charges in the future. The third type of presidential pardons or commutations that might emerge from the White House post-election is what might be called the “Fox & Friends and Friends of Fox” category.
I was pressured to abort my children. For my first baby, I gave in. – HotAir
I remember that week vividly. I was wearing my boyfriend’s oversize sweatshirt and tried to comfort my baby — and myself — as I walked around campus. And then walking through the doors of that abortion business, nothing felt right. I was still making up my mind, and I asked to view the ultrasound they performed to see how far along I was. I did not grow up in an actively pro-life household and I was urged by family, friends and medical professionals, to seek an abortion with my next two children.
Trump: Hopefully courts won’t let states take a lot of time to count ballots after November 3
TRUMP: "We'll see what happens [on Election Day]. Hopefully the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after Nov. 3 to count ballots that won't be allowed by the various courts, because as you know we’re in courts on that." pic.twitter.com/oKcaYE20K8 — JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) October 28, 2020No one wants weeks of uncertainty after Election Day about who won. The reason he doesn’t want states taking “a lot” of time counting ballots after Election Day next week isn’t because he’s worried about “uncertainty,” or fraudulent votes trickling in. pic.twitter.com/SqPqIQb4tB — Aaron Hanlon (@AaronRHanlon) October 28, 2020The argument for a rule that the ballot must arrive *by* Election Day is certainty.
I owe my life to the atomic bomb – HotAir
In June 1945, President Truman approved Operation Downfall, a plan to invade the Japanese Home Islands of Kyushu and Honshu. Operation Olympic was to commence on Kyushu Nov. 1, 1945, followed in March 1946 by Operation Coronet on Honshu. I was the officer on a Navy landing ship who acquired classified documents for the ship, so I came back to the ship with operation plans involving our flotilla. Already our ship had come very close to being taken out by a kamikaze attack, and two others in our group had been sunk. It is common doctrine to avoid being trapped close to a cliff in amphibious landings because it impairs rapidly dispersing troops.
Luntz: Dodgers win the World Series, Is a Trump victory imminent?
In case you don’t follow baseball, the L.A. Dodgers won the World Series Tuesday. The Rays beat the Houston Astros in the play-off series, so there may be a little residual disappointment around the World Series this year on my part. The World Series title was the second championship title celebrated in a matter of weeks for a Los Angeles team. He noted that every time the Dodgers win the World Series, the Republican candidate wins the presidency. My Dodgers won the World Series.
The coming decade of Democratic dominance – HotAir
There are more than 5 million fewer members of his core constituency — Whites without college degrees — than there were four years ago. And there are more than 13 million more minority and college-educated White eligible voters than in 2016. In Ronald Reagan’s 1984 reelection, voters under 30 were a solidly Republican age cohort; 2020, for the fifth consecutive election, it will be the most Democratic. Furthermore, this will be the first presidential election in which the number of millennial and Generation Z eligible voters will outnumber eligible baby boomers. Generation Z is 49 percent people of color.
How The Biden Scandal Exposed The Corporate Press's Corruption
The idea is to disparage the source of the information rather than grapple with what the information reveals. But suppression and distraction can only go so far, even when big media and big tech join forces. The longer the Hunter Biden story is out there, the more one can see a kind of psychosis developing in the American press. Joe Biden felt the need to address the issue in last week’s presidential debate. One way or another, information about Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business deals, and Joe Biden’s role in them, is getting out there.
US Election 2020: Trump campaign website is 'seized' by hackers
Donald Trump’s campaign website was briefly ‘seized’ by hackers Tuesday who claimed to have evidence that ‘completely discredits’ him as a president and proves his ‘criminal involvement’ in the manipulation of the 2020 election. Trump's website was back up and running by 7:45pm. Trump 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh later released a statement on the system breach, assuring that no sensitive data had been compromised. 'Earlier this evening, the Trump campaign website was defaced and we are working with law enforcement authorities to investigate the source of the attack,' Murtaugh wrote. 'Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News https://babylonbee.com/news/twitter-shuts-down-entire-network-to-slow-spread-of-negative-biden-news via @TheBabylonBee,' Trump's account tweeted on October 16.
Senate Panel Investigating Hunter Biden’s Failure to Register as Foreign Agent
The Obama-Biden administration investigated six Trump campaign advisers for suspected FARA violations, but not Hunter Biden, above, with his father. Compared with the treatment of Hunter Biden, that's “a double standard, 100%,” said a former assistant FBI director. Tony Bobulinski, who says he is a former associate of Hunter Biden, has turned over evidence to the FBI. Terry McAuliffe and Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who is now Joe Biden’s running mate. Chuck Grassley, chair of the Senate Finance Committee: He is actively investigating Hunter Biden’s possible non-compliance with the FARA statute.
College undergrads: America is racist, looting ‘justified,’ reparations required
It was founded in 2010 by Yale students in a bid to promote intellectual diversity. The latest McLaughlin survey covered several current issues, including the coronavirus, attending classes, views of the Constitution, and trust in the media. Several questions addressed race and the types of positions backed by liberals and the Black Lives Matter movement. And as the Black Lives Matter movement claims, that feeling is driven by concerns blacks are targeted by police. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 52.9% of college students are white, 20.9% are Hispanic, 15.1% are black, and 7.6% are Asian.
30 Officers Injured in Anti-Police Protests in Philadelphia
At least 30 police officers were injured in Philadelphia on Monday night—including one sergeant who was hit by a truck—while responding to anti-police riots. Unrest broke out in West Philadelphia after police fatally shot a black man who, they say, had brandished a knife while running toward officers. Footage captured by a bystander shows two officers telling Wallace to drop a knife before Wallace ran toward them. The scene in Philadelphia last night reflected similar incidents in other major U.S. cities following the death of George Floyd in May, which sparked months of violent anti-police protests. Police officers in some major cities are now leaving the force in record numbers, citing anti-police sentiment in local city governments and fears for their safety.
DID THE ECONOMIST AID A CHINESE COMMUNIST INFLUENCE OPERATION? :On Oct. 26, the Washington Free Beacon published a hard-hitting investigative article exposing a truly appalling and destructive example of communist China’s long-term war on free societies, in this case using influence and information as weapons. The Free Beacon detailed The Economist magazine’s years of “sympathetic” coverage of China’s Huawei Technologies company. Then the report connected information to a kind of influence by documenting the magazine’s profitable business relationship with the notorious corporate giant. The Free Beacon noted The Economist did not acknowledge that economic relationship for nearly a decade.
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ARCTIC PATROL: Two USAF F-15 Eagles conduct a routine aerial mission in support of NATO Air Police operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland. Photo taken October 20,2020. InstaPundit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com
Facebook Removes Ad Critical of Biden Support for BLM
Facebook removed a black man's ad that criticized Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's record on crime and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement just days before the election. The narrator claims that Biden "supports the BLM organization that also wants to keep black men from raising their children." Wallace noted that now-deleted language in the Black Lives Matter platform supporting the disruption of the "Western-prescribed nuclear family structure." Facebook cited a fact check from a website called Lead Stories, which said that Wallace's claims have "no proof" and that Biden has not "formally endorsed" Black Lives Matter. Politifact also fact checked the claim that BLM supports the abolition of the nuclear family.
The Landslide America Will Be Glad to Have
In a bitterly contested, confused election, the social media giants would suppress any information favoring Trump as “disinformation,” and boost any news that demonstrated a Biden win. America is a Sunny CountryI sense America is tired of fighting. That is why I think in one week, America will choose to step up rather than hunker down. I believe Donald Trump will win with a broad coalition, including Blacks and Latinos in record numbers for a Republican. They know Biden is not up for the job.
The Morning Briefing: Philly Riot Thugs Make Final Push for Trump's Reelection
From Bryan’s post:Philadelphia, Pa., erupted into its second straight night of violent riots following the police shooting death of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. Monday afternoon. This kind of violence has not only been condoned by Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats, it’s been embraced. pic.twitter.com/rlvVkSwXhp — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 28, 2020DayumPJM LinktankIf only people hadn’t been voting since February. ?’: Joe Biden introduces himself as Kamala Harris’ running mateBee MeCNN Mourns ACB Confirmation By Flying Chinese Flag At Half-Mast https://t.co/4pcvrOaPfN — The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) October 27, 2020The Kruiser KabanaUrías is only 24, btw. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.” His columns appear twice a week.
Instapundit » Blog Archive » MEET THE B-17 OF BUGS: It’s the Bombardier Beetle and it has a swiveling “turret” of two rapid-fire …
MEET THE B-17 OF BUGS: It’s the Bombardier Beetle and it has a swiveling “turret” of two rapid-fire machine “guns” like the famous Fortress of WWII. That turret also has something to say about Intelligent Design. I’m looking forward to the appearance of G model, with the chin turret!
Meet The B-17 Of The Bug World, The Bombardier Beetle
One thing you don’t want to do if you encounter a Bombardier Beetle is give it the idea that you are threat to it. Because you don’t want to be sprayed by this little beast’s machine guns. Machine guns on a bug? The bug has only two guns whereas the Fortress had, depending on the model, between 8 and 11 defensive machine guns. Check out the right sidebar.
CUOMO SHAKES DOWN STATE CONTRACTORS: Open the Books strikes again, this time finding hundreds of ins…
CUOMO SHAKES DOWN STATE CONTRACTORS: Open the Books strikes again, this time finding hundreds of instances where New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo sought millions of dollars campaign contractors from firms providing goods and services to state government. You wanna play in New York? You gotta pay, know what I mean? Question: Why doesn’t somebody endow an annual Sunlight is the Best Disinfectant Award to recognize the superb work of Open the Books, Judicial Watch and other transparency in government advocates?
China’s Next ‘5-Year Plan’ Likely to Increase Animosity Between Washington and Beijing
This will be the 14th “five-year plan” created by the Communist Party Congress, and is likely be adopted early next year. Like previous plans, the 14th five-year plan will draw criticism from world leaders and continue to drive a wedge between Washington and Beijing. China’s five-year plans provide observers with a sense of priorities and focus for key strategic missions. Chinese military commenters have said that the “initial phase” of Chinese military reform will be completed by 2020, therefore, we would expect a new set of reforms and shifts to occur in the 2021-2025 timeframe. China’s consumer base isn’t exactly positioned to take a leading role in China’s economic growth model.
Insanity Wrap #76: This Bud's for You, Racist
Insanity Wrap needs to know: When did beer become racist? Insanity Wrap asks this question rhetorically, of course. You don’t need Insanity Wrap to tell you that the whole rotten structure needs to be torn down. Insanity Wrap believes that in the one-in-a-bazillion chance that Trump is a white supremacist then he’s really, truly awful at it. One More Thing…Who told you Insanity Wrap never shared anything uplifting?
VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: This Bud’s for You, Racist. Insanity Wrap needs to…
VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: This Bud’s for You, Racist. Insanity Wrap needs to know: When did beer become racist? Answer: When it became profitable for an otherwise-useless white “scholar” to peddle a book claiming it is. Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.
Instapundit » Blog Archive » MAINE SENATE NOW A DEAD-HEAT: Latest results from Colby College Poll has Democrat Gideon with a thre…
MAINE SENATE NOW A DEAD-HEAT: Latest results from Colby College Poll has Democrat Gideon with a three-point margin over Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), well within the margin of error. Think Collins wishes now that Trump would have a rally in Maine?
Baltimore Museum of Art Loses $50 Million Planned Gift Over Deaccession
The furor over the Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) deaccessioning of three major works—by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol—continues, with two former board chairs announcing the withdrawal of planned gifts totaling $50 million, and two artists resigning from the institution’s board of trustees. Stiles Colwill and Charles Newhall III said that they would cancel their pledged gifts, of $20 million and $30 million, respectively, in protest of the sales, with Newhall additionally resigning as honorary trustee. Thus I allowed word of my decision along with that of Mr. Charles Newhall . to [be] announced.” Newhall announced the retraction of his own gift along with his resignation in an October 15 letter and called for “any public display” associated with his family’s previous $5 million gifts to be removed from the institution. Supporters contend that the sale, expected to raise $65 million—of which $10 million is earmarked for new acquisitions, with an emphasis on artists of color from the postwar era—represents an example of progressive deaccessioning, which is intended to expand representation of previously overlooked artists.
Baltimore Will Have Bought-a-Less: The City's Museum of Art Announces it Won't Buy Any Works if They're Made by Men
That’s right: If you’re a male artist, your masterpiece won’t be welcome. Director Christopher Bedford told the Baltimore Sun this is how it’s done, son:“This is how you raise awareness and shift the identity of an institution. Watch the full play: https://t.co/RWy999IDzy pic.twitter.com/L00WZBFdvp — ALL ARTS (@AllArtsTV) November 27, 2019Mark won’t be getting a boost in Baltimore any time soon. Not — as noted by NPR — unless it’s free:The policy will apply only to works purchased by the museum, not gifts. Not only with regard to sex, but race:A 2019 study of 18 major U.S. art museums found that 87% of artists in their collections are men, and 85% of the artists are white.
Biden Looked Normal At The Debates, So Why Does He Appear Senile At Most Other Times?
I&I EditorialJoe Biden called President Donald Trump “George” on Sunday, as if he were running against George H.W. Yet at both debates, though he made mistakes, he looked to be far more sentient, at times even sharp, in stark contrast to the doddering senior citizen we usually see. “What kind of country we’re gonna be,” Biden asked in a weekend interview with George Lopez. Just as disturbing as the constant misstatements are his appearances in public and on video outside of the debates. We won’t speculate as to the cause behind the sharp differences in the Biden of the debates and the Biden we’ve been seeing at other times.
Health Care Workers Help Drive Gun Surge, New Study Says
Sixty-seven percent of people who reported buying a gun during the pandemic also reported being health care professionals. "America now has more job opportunities in health care," Khubchandani said. "Almost 15 percent of Americans today have a job in health care. He also noted recent real-world examples of health care professionals lining up at gun shops to purchase guns. The researchers designed the survey, a web-based, cross-sectional study based on responses from 1,432 adults, to include all sorts of different health care professionals from doctors to home health care assistants and physicians' assistants.
On Biden Corruption, Democrats Reap Consequences Of Gentle Primary
In a healthy Democratic Party, Joe Biden's primary opponents would have cared about his family's documented habit of trading on their powerful last name. In a healthy Democratic Party, Joe Biden’s primary opponents would have cared about his family’s documented habit of trading on their powerful last name, almost certainly with the former vice president’s knowledge. Hunter Biden has acknowledged meeting with Jonathan Li, a Chinese banker and his partner in the fund during the trip, although his spokesman says it was a social visit. Beyond being a powerful campaign attack, the issue raises serious questions about Joe Biden’s commitment to ethical conduct. They clearly don’t want to be seen as advancing President Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate the Hunter Biden deal.”I think that’s correct.
What do 10 *million* stars look like?
Behold, a vista of our galactic center:Zoom In A small section of a huge survey of stars near the center of the Milky Way, the full-resolution image nonetheless has 10 million stars in it. Zoom In A subsection of the survey image (near the center top) shows stars in a cluster near a dense pocket of opaque interstellar dust. But that is only a small fraction of the entire survey created, which is something like 10° x 20° and contains 250 million stars. Earlier, I said this image can help you understand the scale of the number of stars in the Milky Way. 400 billion is a vast, vast number.
My 'suburban mom' demographic is supposedly all in for Biden. But I'm voting for Trump.
A more expansive view of life:Viable unborn children can live without their mothers — our Constitution protects themThat’s Joe Biden’s America. One of Trump’s first acts was to nominate Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, followed by Brett Kavanaugh. She would be the first mother of young children to serve on the Supreme Court. Now Biden threatens to turn the Supreme Court into his own liberal mini-Congress. But in Biden’s America he’ll always stand with the teachers, even when they are wrong.
Leftists Are Physically Attacking Trump Supporters Just Like They Did in 2016
Groups including United Against Racism and Fascism NYC and NYC Antifa posted about their involvement with the counterprotest. Throw red paint on vehicles, punch Trump supporters. @realDonaldTrump @TrumpWarRoom pic.twitter.com/qbCeMKWWl9 — NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) October 25, 2020The tolerant left throwing rocks at yesterday’s Jews For Trump caravan. pic.twitter.com/kfrwaLTJgT — NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) October 25, 2020In San Francisco, a black Trump supporter got one of his teeth knocked out. Meanwhile, Trump is repeatedly asked to condemn white supremacy while Joe Biden is never asked to denounce Antifa.
TaxProf Blog
:Two tenured professors at different universities are in hot water after participating in the Scholar Strike, a national action meant to call awareness to police brutality against Black people. For several days, Moore told The Chronicle, she thought she was going to lose her job. Both Moore and Thomas say their decisions were well within their rights under academic freedom, and believe they shouldn’t face professional consequences for what were pedagogical decisions. Two scholars, Kevin Gannon and Anthea Butler, came up with the Scholar Strike in the wake of this summer’s protests against racism and police brutality. Inside Higher Ed, Professor Suspended for Scholar Strike Participationhttps://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/10/faculty-joined-a-day-of-action-to-protest-racial-inequality-now-2-are-in-hot-water.html
SpaceX begins public beta testing of Starlink constellation at $99 a month
Last night, SpaceX invited some early users to join public beta testing of its Starlink program, which aims to provide global internet coverage from space. To join the beta test, called Better Than Nothing Beta, users must purchase all of the Starlink ground equipment for $499 and then pay a $99 monthly fee for active service. Additionally, SpaceX has rolled out a Starlink app that will help beta users set up their systems. With the public beta program, things seem to be far less secretiveOver the summer, SpaceX rolled out private beta testing of Starlink, though participants of the program had to keep quiet about it. During a launch of a batch of Starlink satellites, SpaceX claimed it had seen data speeds up to 100 Mbps.
Vitamin deficiencies linked to respiratory conditions, including COVID-19
Research has linked vitamin D, in particular, with boosting immune system function, and being deficient in the nutrient has been found to increase a person's risk for severe COVID-19. For the new BMJ study, researchers explored whether consuming the vitamins from either diet or supplements is linked to the prevalence of respiratory complaints. None of the adults with respiratory complaints reported taking a vitamin C supplement, which researchers said makes it impossible to determine any associations with respiratory conditions. Similarly, vitamin D intake from supplements, but not from diet, was associated with fewer respiratory complaints, the researchers said. "Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that supplementation is critical to ensuring adequate vitamin D status is maintained and potentially indicate that intake of vitamin D from diet alone cannot help maintain adequate vitamin D status," they wrote.
Ted Cruz rips Jack Dorsey over censorship of Post’s Hunter Biden bombshell
Sen. Ted Cruz teed off on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the social-media giant’s censorship of The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden, in a stunning rebuke during Wednesday’s Big Tech hearings on Capitol Hill. “Can the New York Post post on their Twitter account?” the lawmaker pressed. “Let’s be clear: The New York Post isn’t just some random guy tweeting. The New York Post has the fourth-highest circulation of any newspaper in America. The New York Post was founded by Alexander Hamilton,” he scolded Dorsey.
White Castle employees, meet Flippy the Robot
Photo : Miso RoboticsIt has been 105 days since we learned that the robots had infiltrated White Castle. AdvertisementAfter allowing Flippy to stage at one of its restaurants, White Castle has announced plans to adopt some of Flippy’s siblings from their creator, Miso Robotics. The restaurant chain will be deploying them in 2021 at ten additional locations to steal jobs the hearts of customers . Let’s take a look at some of the fine work Flippy’s been doing on the line:Flippy hard at work cooking friesLook at it go! Flippy has grown so much since it was first introduced two years ago at Pasadena Caliburger ( and was quickly fired for sucking at its job) .
Asymptomatic Cases of Coronavirus Seem to Lose Antibodies Sooner, Study Finds
Asymptomatic coronavirus sufferers appear to lose detectable antibodies sooner than people who have exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, according to one of the biggest studies of its kind in Britain reported on Tuesday. Overall, samples from hundreds of thousands of people across England between mid-June and late September showed the prevalence of virus antibodies fell by more than a quarter. James Bethell, a junior health minister, called it "a critical piece of research, helping us to understand the nature of COVID-19 antibodies over time". The study involved 365,000 randomly-selected adults administering at home three rounds of finger prick tests for coronavirus antibodies between June 20 and September 28. "This very large study has shown that the proportion of people with detectable antibodies is falling over time," said Helen Ward, one of the lead authors.
SpaceX launches public beta test of Starlink Internet service
A SpaceX Faclon 9 lifted off Saturday from Cape Canaveral AIr Force Station in Florida, carrying 60 Internet satellites into orbit. Photo courtesy of SpaceXSpaceX is moving forward with beta testing of its Starlink satellite network. File Image by SpaceXOct. 27 (UPI) -- SpaceX has launched public beta testing of its Starlink communications satellite program that aims deliver high-speed Internet globally, particularly in underserved areas. AdvertisementThe initial Starlink service is called "Better Than Nothing Beta," according to multiple screenshots of an email, CNBC reported. The company rolled out private beta testing over the summer for which users had to agree to keep their experience confidential.
Angela Merkel’s executive power-grab
Germany’s Social Democrats have remained quiet for months as their coalition partner, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, have tackled this pandemic. Social Democrats are fed up with how the federal government has relied on decrees and executive orders during the epidemic, rather than using the proper legislative procedures. Spahn’s advisers have drafted an update to the Infection Protection Act — which has already given the minister vast executive authority since the early stages of the pandemic. Lawmakers and legal experts in Germany are increasingly concerned that parliaments are losing their legislative power because governments are pushing for inappropriate executive authority. Courts are increasingly involved in stopping executive measures because they argue that these measures are either too vague or outright unconstitutional.
Wargaming the Electoral College: Can BIDEN Thread the Needle to 270? (Yes, Biden)
Wargaming the Electoral College: Penultimate Edition. Let’s start this edition of Wargaming the Electoral College with that premise and with the broadest possible battleground state map. If the Dems can steal big enough to steal this one from Trump, then voting and the Electoral College no longer matter and this whole country is moot. On this map, without Pennsylvania, Biden would have to sweep all three remaining Rust Belt battlegrounds: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Not because I’m driven to flights of fancy, but because all these scenarios drive home the entire point of today’s edition of Wargaming the Electoral College: Trump has more and wider paths to victory than Biden does.
Where the Streets Have No Jokes (cont)
Where the Streets Have No Jokes (cont) by Mark SteynSteyn on EuropeApril 15, 2016 https://www.steynonline.com/7515/where-the-streets-have-no-jokes-cont Why do German comedians get the works? What a disgraceful person she is, the worst German chancellor since ...well, I don't want to go all Godwin's this early in the piece. He has, in effect, imposed Islamic concepts of free speech on a major western power. No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of Mark Steyn Enterprises. If you're a member of The Mark Steyn Club and you take issue with this article, then have at it in our comments section.
Unhinged Anti-Trumpers Already Calling for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to Be Impeached
Democrats were powerless to stop the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, but anti-Trumpers aren’t giving up their anti-ACB crusade. Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court recently ruled that signatures on mail-in ballots do not have to match—which makes such votes highly susceptible to fraud. Justice Elena Kagan has been casting votes in Supreme Court cases on Obamacare for years when, by law, she was disqualified from doing so and should have recused herself. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, however, has no legally mandated reason to recuse herself from election cases. Editor’s Note: Want to support PJ Media so we can expose and fight the Left’s radical plans for the Supreme Court?
‘Anonymous’ anti-Trump writer the NYT’s promoted reveals identity, and in a SHOCKING twist, he’s a CNN contributor (who lied) – twitchy.com
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) October 28, 2020The anonymous White House staffer is also a CNN contributor. Miles Taylor wasn't even listed on DHS's senior leadership page when NYT published his op-ed because he was just a policy advisor, not even chief of staff. https://t.co/JU0bYvlttL — Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 28, 2020LOL “anonymous” was that lib Miles Taylor?!!! pic.twitter.com/6q603PGmTY — Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 28, 2020Miles Taylor confirms he is "anonymous"Here he is on video categorically denying to Anderson Cooper that he's anonymous. pic.twitter.com/LeAbYgQfr5 https://t.co/HCnaFdk1hT — Rising serpent ?? (@rising_serpent) October 28, 2020So ring that up as yet another lie that was peddled on CNN.
Media Titans Subvert Reality About Biden/Ukraine Profiteering
Thus, the government of Ukraine replaced the chief prosecutor with a new one that would be fired one year later at the insistence of Joe Biden. White House phone logs show that Joe Biden talked to the president of Ukraine at least three times in the week surrounding the firing. This left Joe Biden incapable of using U.S. taxpayer funds to influence Ukrainian officials. The Meeting OccurredYet another media falsehood is the claim that the e-mail isn’t clear about whether Joe Biden actually met with the energy executive. the email isn’t clear about whether Joe Biden actually met with the energy executive.
First look: Victoria Coates denies being "Anonymous"
What she's saying: "The allegations published in Real Clear Investigations are utterly false. I am not Anonymous, and I do not know who Anonymous is," Coates says in a new statement obtained by Axios. Cleta Mitchell, Coates’ lawyer, adds that RealClearInvestigations "peddled false statements citing only anonymous sources, despite on-the-record denials from Javelin LLC (the literary agent for Anonymous), the White House, and three well-respected former members of the Trump Administration—and now Dr. Coates as well." Details: Earlier this week, RealClearInvestigations published a story asserting that a months-long White House investigation identified Coates as "Anonymous," citing "people familiar with the internal probe." Last fall, rumors claiming Coates was the "Anonymous" writer began circulating throughout Washington, despite the administration rejecting the allegations against her.
4 Great Shotgun Hacks That Actually Work
Try these four simple hacks to increase your effectiveness with the shotgun. Extended Spring Tension MaintenanceProbably the weakest part of a shotgun is its magazine-tube spring, especially if it’s an extended magazine. In fact, I bet some folks make the decision not to buy a shotgun due to its low capacity. With your finger on the trigger guard ready to press the safety off, it’s often tough for onlookers to tell. Shotgun Fit TestTo see if your shotgun fits you correctly, bend your gun hand 90 degrees at the elbow.
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Twitter, Facebook Confess There Is No Evidence Of Russian Disinformation Behind Hunter Biden Story
In Wednesday’s Senate hearing on Big Tech and Section 230, both Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that neither had any evidence that the New York Post’s reporting on Joe Biden’s knowledge of his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals is Russian disinformation. “Do you have any information whatsoever they are not authentic or they are Russian disinformation? Dorsey and Zuckerberg both denied receiving any indication that the story was part of a Russian misinformation campaign. “We judged it by our hacking policy,” Dorsey replied. Mr. Dorsey,” Johnson replied.
Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Studies Showing Waning Coronavirus Antibodies
It is normal for levels of antibodies to drop after the body clears an infection, but immune cells carry a memory of the virus and can churn out fresh antibodies when needed. “Some of these headlines are silly,” said Scott Hensley, an immunologist at the University of Pennsylvania. Declining antibody levels after the acute infection has resolved “is the sign of a normal healthy immune response,” Dr. Hensley said. “It doesn’t mean that those people no longer have antibodies. It doesn’t mean that they don’t have protection.”
Chicago sisters accused of stabbing employee 27 times after being asked to wear a mask
Two Chicago sisters were denied bail after allegedly stabbing a store clerk 27 times over the request to wear a maskA man was stabbed multiple times after asking two women to wear masks. Jessica and Jayla Hill (Credit: Chicago Police)Jessica allegedly taunted the employee as a “b- – – -” and said he had gotten “f- – – – – up” by the sisters. The Hill sisters were both treated for minor wounds at St. Anthony Hospital while the victim was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital. In June, a Walmart employee in Florida was shoved after they asked a customer to wear a mask. The post Chicago sisters accused of stabbing employee 27 times after being asked to wear a mask appeared first on TheGrio.
'Anonymous' Anti-Trump Author Outs Himself as Former DHS Chief of Staff. Here's What We Know.
The man, who also wrote a book, A Warning, under the name “Anonymous,” is former Department of Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor. “Donald Trump is a man without character. It’s why I wrote ‘A Warning’…and it’s why me & my colleagues have spoken out against him (in our own names) for months. It’s time for everyone to step out of the shadows,” he said in a tweet with a link to his statement. My statement: https://t.co/yuhTgZ4bkq — Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020“Make no mistake: I am a Republican, and I wanted this President to succeed.
Study: Loss of smell in COVID-19 far more common than thought
Loss of smell is common in COVID-19, but fewer people say they have this symptom than objective tests reveal, a new study finds. In fact, about 77% of COVID-19 patients who were directly measured had smell loss, but only 44% said they did, researchers found. "Objective measures are a more sensitive method to identify smell loss related to COVID-19," said study co-author Mackenzie Hannum, a postdoctoral fellow at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. For the study, the researchers reviewed previously published studies on COVID-19 and loss of smell. Senior author Danielle Reed, associate director at Monell, suggested that "measuring people for smell loss may become as routine as measuring body temperature for fever."
WATCH: Oregon health official announces COVID-19 death toll dressed as clown
A senior Oregon health official donned a clown costume prior to announcing the daily death toll from coronavirus. Claire Poche, a senior official of the Oregon Health Authority, made the announcement dressed in a red tie, polka dot shirt, bright yellow pants, and a full face of clown makeup. Oregon’s public health authority had their MD dress up like a clown and announce COVID deaths. “Sadly, we are also reporting three deaths today, bringing the statewide total for COVID-19-related deaths to 608,” she somberly continued in heavy contrast to her attire. I'm sorry but who at the Oregon Health Authority thought this was a good idea?
Joe Biden derides game dev ‘creeps’ who ‘teach you how to kill’
During the interview, reporter Charlie Warzel asked Biden about his problems with tech, including Facebook, and Biden mentioned video games. Biden: Yeah, video games… And then one of these righteous people said to me that, you know, “We are the economic engine of America. Considering I highly doubt the words of the artist in question were “my games teach you how to kill people,” I take that as Biden’s slant on what was said. What he says about video games stands out precisely because of how nasty and out-of-touch it sounds. Not necessarily, but there will be a contingent of voters who see in themselves the “little creeps” Biden is referring to, and they’ll remember that when they’re in the voting booth.
Pro-Trump rally in Beverly Hills shows True Diversity
They love this country and they support President Trump. It was not simply an assembly of old, white men, as the left often attributes to the majority of Trump supporters. Covering the Freedom Rally in Beverly Hills, a weekly Trump rally in Beverly Hills that’s grown to one of the largest regular pro-Trump events in Los Angeles. Here is another article brought to you by Law Enforcement Today regarding people celebrating their support for President Trump. The current world record according to Guiness Book of World Records was achieved in Malaysia in 2014 and had a recorded 1,180 boats.
Judge: Virginia can’t count some ballots without postmarks
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that Virginia elections officials cannot count absentee ballots with missing postmarks unless they can confirm the date of mailing through a barcode, granting part of an injunction requested by a conservative legal group. If the barcode shows the ballot was mailed after polls closed on Election Day, the ballot would be considered invalid. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Pennsylvania state court order extending the absentee ballot deadline. But on Tuesday, the high court sided with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mailed ballots that are received after Election Day. ___This story has been corrected to note that the judge ruled that elections officials cannot count absentee ballots with missing postmarks unless they can confirm the date of mailing through a barcode, but ruled that they can count absentee ballots with illegible postmarks if the voter signed the ballot by Election Day.
Not a Joke: Dan Rather on ‘Reliable Sources’ Slamming Trump’s ‘Fantasy Land’
Host Brian Stelter began the show the way he almost always does: by whining about Trump and questioning his mental fitness. Even if President Trump prefers to live in a fantasyland, journalists have to at least try to help him see the reality,” he declared just before introducing Rather. But that didn’t stop Stelter from asking, “as someone who has been covering presidents for decades, have you seen this kind of fantasy land thinking or behavior before?”“No. We've certainly seen behavior we didn't like in presidents but we’ve never seen anything like this. It's perhaps more important with President Trump because there are more untruths so to set record straight.
'Please Think About Others': Chris Cuomo Pretends He Didn't Break Quarantine Already
Why the hell did Chris Cuomo break quarantine? Then Fredo has the nerve to say stuff like this:Please think about others https://t.co/5ICdw5zO1g — Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) April 21, 2020Think about others? Our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the press don’t think the rules apply to them. Chris Cuomo doesn’t. I’d tell you to stay safe, Chris Cuomo, but you already haven’t.
FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate
They then compared those figures with actual prices and wages as reflected in the Conference Board data. In the three years following the implementation of Roosevelt’s policies, wages in 11 key industries averaged 25 percent higher than they otherwise would have done, the economists calculate. Cole and Ohanian calculate that NIRA and its aftermath account for 60 percent of the weak recovery. Without the policies, they contend that the Depression would have ended in 1936 instead of the year when they believe the slump actually ended: 1943. Without competition, wholesale prices remained inflated, averaging 14 percent higher than they would have been without the troublesome practices, the UCLA economists calculate.
China chooses landing site for its Tianwen-1 Mars rover
China has apparently chosen a primary landing site for its Tianwen-1 Mars rover ahead of the spacecraft's arrival at the Red Planet in February 2021. Related: Here's what China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission will doA portion of Mars' Utopia Planitia impact basin, as photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. China's Tianwen-1 Mars rover will touch down in a section of Utopia Planitia in 2021. McEwen added that he's not aware of any evidence suggesting that there may be water ice at or near the surface of the Tianwen-1 landing site. (240 kilograms) solar-powered Tianwen-1 rover will investigate the surface soil characteristics and potential water-ice distribution with its Subsurface Exploration Radar instrument.
CNN Contributor ‘Anonymous’ Will Remain With Network After Lying On Air
CNN contributor Miles Taylor will remain with the network despite lying on the air about being the anonymous administration official who wrote a book condemning President Donald Trump. Taylor was an aide to former homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen before resigning last year, and he joined CNN as a contributor in September. However, Taylor lied to anchor Anderson Cooper on Aug. 21 when he denied being "Anonymous." So, no," says @MilesTaylorUSA, when asked by @AndersonCooper if he is the author of the op-ed book written by someone called Anonymous. pic.twitter.com/sPjs4OoAnp — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 21, 2020Taylor is one of at least six Republican contributors at the network who are openly supporting the Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden.
Biden previews FDR-like administration during unity pitch in Georgia
During a stop in Warm Springs, Georgia, Biden recalled how Roosevelt sought out the city's mineral springs to ease the paralytic effects of Guillain–Barré syndrome before he died from the disorder in 1945. "This place, Warm Springs, is a reminder that though broken, each of us can be healed. And yes, we can restore our soul and save our country," he said Tuesday, not far from Roosevelt's Little White House. One week before polls close, Biden had two public events in Georgia on his schedule, a state that hasn't supported a Democratic standard-bearer since Bill Clinton in 1992. Trump won Georgia by 5 percentage points in 2016, but four years later, the president is only ahead on average by less than a point, according to RealClearPolitics.
Fifth Circuit Speaks Out Against Campus Speech Codes (in University of Texas Case)
… [The University of Texas-Austin student code forbids, among other speech,] "[h]arassment," which is the "mak[ing], distribut[ing], or display[ing] on the campus any statement that constitutes verbal harassment of another." … Finally, within the University's Handbook of operating procedures is the "Hate and Bias Incidents" policy. The Hate and Bias Incidents policy describes verbal harassment in the same language as the Institutional Rules…. Speech First must clearly show a likelihood that its members' constitutionally protected speech is arguably proscribed, or at least arguably regulated, by the University speech policies…. Such a qualified limitation on the scope of the term "verbal harassment" increases rather than decreases its uncertainty.
WHAT IF THEY START OUTLAWING CONSERVATIVE SPEECH? They will, you know, if Biden wins and Democrats t…
WHAT IF THEY START OUTLAWING CONSERVATIVE SPEECH? They will, you know, if Biden wins and Democrats takeover both chambers of Congress, according to Hans Bader of Liberty Unyielding.
1,000 Looters Turn Philly Retail Zone into "Total Loss"
In the second night of unrest in Philadelphia after the Monday shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police, police say 1,000 looters descended on retail stores in the Port Richmond neighborhood. Police told CBS Philly that the area was "a total loss." Philadelphia County's District Attorney Larry Krasner has reportedly charged dozens of suspect with felony burglary related to Monday's looting. Despite the prosecutions a Fox29 reporter tweeted that police were ordered not to arrest looters Tuesday night. Extremely frustrated officers, both patrol&commanders told me overnight they were”ordered to NOT arrest looters just disperse them”.
Some conservative speech may become illegal after the election
By making lawsuits over speech easier, the BE HEARD Act would radically increase this censorship based on fear of lawsuits. And an appeals court dismissed a racial harassment lawsuit over a professor’s racially-charged emails about immigration, citing the First Amendment. Judges have questioned the constitutionality of harassment rules that penalize workplace speech about religion that does not really harm the complainant. And many progressive judges will likely ignore any First Amendment problems with the BE HEARD Act. But according to judges, all these things logically weigh against a finding of workplace harassment under current federal law.
Supreme Court: Girl Scouts deletes Amy Coney Barrett Twitter post
"Shame on Girl Scouts for promoting this. one woman wrote in reply to Girl Scouts' Facebook post. "If you would like to debate partisan politics—keep scrolling," the Girl Scouts tweet added. A third woman wrote of Barrett: "She goes against so much of what Girl Scouts stands for — very disappointed in this. And another woman wrote, "Amy Coney Barrett does not represent what I always thought the girl scouts stood for.
Tony Bobulinski And The Compromised Biden Family
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Philadelphia Riots Are Not About Justice
The Philadelphia riots have zero to do with Walter Wallace, the victim who was shot by police after menacing them with a knife. These riots are useful opportunities for thugs to loot and destroy businesses and the city. You see, the Governor believes all of the destruction in Philadelphia is very “peaceful” destruction. If this was about justice for all, then how come those cordial thugs in Philadelphia went after Orthodox Jews who had shown up in support? The police had already visited Wallace THREE times the day he went after cops with a knife in his hand.
Note to Jeff Flake: Joe Biden Is Not the 'Decency and Civility' Candidate
Joe Biden does not have the mean tweets or the history of marital infidelity, but he has character flaws of his own. New revelations from a laptop that apparently belonged to Biden’s son Hunter implicated Joe Biden in Hunter Biden’s notorious foreign deals. While Hunter Biden raked in cash in China and Ukraine, his father served as Obama’s point man on both countries. The Biden family traded on their influential last name before Joe Biden became Obama’s vice president. Only Christopher Tigani, a wealthy beer distributor who bundled cash for the campaign, faced charges, but he exposed Joe Biden’s “Delaware Way” soft corruption.
The Phantom Soapbox: Communist China Runs Your Bookstore and WorldCon too.
"...the deep searing hatred of free speech, free association and freedom of ideas reveals itself every time." floppy cameltron, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: FOX News Has Copies of 'Damning' Biden Family Documents Removed From Shipping Package
We have learned from an extremely reliable source in a position to know that Fox News did in fact keep a copy of the documents. In an explosive development, Tucker Carlson of FOX News reported Wednesday night that a potentially ‘damning’ set of ‘confidential documents’ related to the Biden family business dealings went missing while in transit with an overnight carrier between New York and Los Angeles this week. Damning Hunter Biden documents suddenly vanish pic.twitter.com/B2qsajZlID — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2020Neither Tucker in his on-air statement, nor Fox News in its news report, stated that the missing set of documents was the only copy. Nonetheless, this has given rise to claims that the missing set of documents meant Fox News does not have a copy. We have learned from an extremely reliable source in a position to know that Fox News did in fact keep a copy of the documents.
10 Ways to Call Something Russian Disinformation Without Evidence
How do you call something “Russian disinformation” when you don’t have evidence it is? We don’t know a whole lot about how the New York Post story about Hunter Biden got into print. A group of 50 “former senior intelligence officials” wrote a letter as soon as the Post story came out. Authorities are investigating if it might be Russian disinformation. Thus the essence of these new headlines comes down to, “Intelligence officials are checking to see if the new story can be connected to prior claims of intelligence officials.”Even if it isn’t a Russian influence operation, we should act like it is.
Email reveals deal planned between Hunter Biden and Mark Zuckerberg
A recently revealed email from a business associate of Hunter Biden's reveals plans of a potential deal between the two of them and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. SCOOP: Hunter Biden associate emails show deal they were working on that included Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg - @OANN pic.twitter.com/an1iBsLBmi — Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) October 27, 2020The email in question is from well-known Hunter business associate Devon Archer to a certain Jason Galanis. In the text of the email thread, Archer mentions, in response to something Galanis sends him:"This is great. Galanis responds, "Facebook zuckerberg [sic]???"
WATCH: Tucker Carlson reveals damning Hunter Biden documents have suddenly vanished
Fox News' Tucker Carlson reported on Wednesday that a trove of Hunter Biden documents vanished while they were being delivered to him. His producer sent these damning documents from the Fox News studio in Manhattan, using a very popular shipping service. Carlson states he never received the package as the company informed him it was emptied along the way. A comprehensive investigation is under way, but it is believed someone opened the package and took the documents contained within it. "So we texted a producer in New York and asked him to send us those documents to LA.
Hey There, Big Tuna. A Monster 360-Pound Fish Was Netted in Orange County
This certainly deserves the buggy-eyed emoji. A 361-pound tuna fish was captured off the Orange County coast, becoming the largest captured off fishing fleet vessels since 1958, according to Newport Landing Sportfishing in Newport Beach. The big tuna was caught sometime between Sunday and Monday afternoon on an overnight trip. A whopping 11 Bluefin Tuna were caught aboard the vessel hosting 24 guestsEven the smallest weighed what a full grown adult would -- weights ranged from 160 to 361 pounds. Giant Tuna Sets Record in Orange CountyThe biggest tuna was professionally weighed, Newport Landing Sportfishing in Newport Beach said.
France Decides to Fight Islamism with ... Islamists
The solution to radical Islam, Macron believes, lies in tighter control over mosques and charities. Yet while more militant anti-Islamists might consider Macron's measures a step in the right direction, his "ambition to form and promote . It really should be more obvious to policymakers that Islamists are not good partners in the fight against Islamism. Training programs explaining to local officials the various violent and nonviolent strains of Islamism active across France are also recommended. Attempting to reform French Islam itself is bound to fail, and will distract from more urgent and necessary efforts.
Spanish Doctors Stage First Walkout In 25 Years To Protest Government's New COVID-19 Order
Doctors across Spain have walked out on Tuesday in what media outlets have called the first medical strike to rock the country in 25 years. Doctors complained that the new law violated their rights, and compromised the standard of care for patients, as doctors would end up working in an area they weren't specialized in. The strike will continue indefinitely, with doctors set to continue striking on the last Tuesday of every month until a deal has been reached. "The Health Ministry hasn’t even dignified us with a meeting to try and get us to call off the strike," he told Spanish health journal iSanidad. Doctor's strikes in Spain follow similar demonstrations in India during the early months of the pandemic as physicians dealt with unprecedented harassment from the public.
US Vows To Blow Up Any Iranian Missile Shipments To Venezuela
"We will make every effort to stop shipments of long-range missiles, and if somehow they get to Venezuela they will be eliminated there," White House Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams said. "Every delivery of Iranian arms destabilizes South America and the Caribbean and is especially dangerous to Venezuela’s neighbors in Brazil, Columbia, and Guyana," he added. "Venezuela is paying in gold to buy gasoline from Iran, and there is an Iranian presence in the country. Though there's no evidence that it's happened yet, Maduro - himself long targeted for US-backed regime change - is indeed naturally the first country to likely pursue Iranian weapons purchases. The potential for Iranian ballistic missiles to be in Venezuela would raise the question of such advanced weapons actually being able to reach the US mainland and locations in the Caribbean.
US Commander Provokes China: Troops Can Be Sent To Defend Japan's Senkaku Islands
The stakes have now been raised as of early this week given the head of US forces in Japan has said the Pentagon could send American troops to defend the Senkaku Islands from future Chinese aggression. It involves almost ten thousand US troops and some 37,000 Japanese troops along with 170 aircraft and 20 ships, according to international reports. Officials from Japan's Defense Ministry view his remarks as a warning to China, which has been stepping up its activities in waters near the Senkaku Islands. China refers to the Senkaku islands as Diaoyu - which Beijing claims as its own. Chinese vessels have been spending record amounts of time in the waters around the islands this year, drawing condemnation from Tokyo.
House To Consider Authorizing 'Mother Of All Bombs' Sale To Israel
Israeli media is reporting that defense officials plan to soon obtain the "mother of all bombs" or a MOAB from the United States. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordinance Air Blast bomb (MOAB) is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal, which over recent years has seen occasional use in Afghanistan against ISIS, Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorists. Eglin Air Force Base photo shows the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb, or MOAB. If passed it would pave the way for Israel eventually being able to obtain the massive weapon. Footage of MOAB dropped over Afghanistan:Current US federal law actually forbids the sale of bunker busters to foreign countries, thus Israel would be the first if the bill is passed.
France Joins Germany In Reviving Nationwide Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Soar Across Europe: Live Updates
Almost 25,000 new #COVID19 cases in #Italy in last 24hrs, and 205 deaths. The northern region of Lombardy is again one of the hardest-hit areas, reporting 7,758 new cases, while Lazio reported 1,963. Angela Merkel has officially confirmed that Germany will enter a 'lockdown light' on Monday, the toughest restrictions since lockdown ended. Hundreds took to the streets in Rome and other Italian cities to protest new Covid-19 restrictions, including curfews and closure of entertainment venues. Mainland China reported 42 new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday, the highest daily toll in more than two months due to a rise in infections in the northwestern Xinjiang region (Source: Nikkei).
Five Arrested As "Illegal Agents" Of China In FBI Bust Of Major PRC Operation On US Soil
The US Justice Department announced charges against eight individuals it says acted as "illegal agents" of China on Wednesday. Specifically the statement alleged they had been engaged in an organized campaign of intimating Chinese citizens currently on American soil. Chinese Embassy in the United States, via Al Jazeera. They are said to have "assisted PRC officials in a scheme to coerce certain individuals to return to the PRC against their will," according to acting United States Attorney Seth DuCharme. He said it was aimed to "bend people here in the United States to their will."
Satellite Images Show Iran Rebuilding Natanz Nuclear Centrifuge Site After Sabotage
Iran has launched a major construction project at its controversial Natanz nuclear facility according to satellite imagery featured Wednesday in the Associated Press. It's widely believed that Israeli intelligence was behind the sabotage to disable advanced centrifuge operations there. Daily, moderate-resolution images from @planetlabs do appear to show construction occurring near the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant. "A satellite image Monday shows the site cleared away with what appears to be construction equipment there," it says of the Planet Labs images. Iran's leaders have meanwhile maintained its nuclear development is purely for peaceful nuclear energy needs and not in pursuit of nuclear warheads.
Will Germany Repatriate its Gold From New York If Trump Wins the Election?
Submitted by The Gold ObserverDuring the Trump administration political ties between the U.S. and Germany have critically deteriorated. In 2013, when Germany repatriated gold from the U.S., the Germans communicated: we will not be threatened. The more of its gold reserves Germany stores at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the more leverage the U.S. has over Germany. It wouldn’t be the first time the U.S. freezes gold assets in New York to pressure foreign nations. If Trump wins, and trans-Atlantic alliances further deteriorate, I wouldn’t be surprised if Germany brings more gold home.
Hurricane Zeta Takes Aim At Louisiana Coast Wednesday Afternoon
Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm of a very active Atlantic hurricane season, is aiming for the southeast Louisiana Coast Wednesday afternoon. NHC expects a life-threatening storm surge for areas situated along the northern Gulf Coast by Wednesday afternoon, with the highest flooding around the Mouth of the Pearl River and Dauphin Island, Alabama. Hurricane conditions are expected later today for "portions of the Hurricane Warning area between Morgan City, Louisiana, and the Mississippi/Alabama border," NHC said. Torrential rainfall is expected for the central U.S. Gulf Coast into Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley, Southern to Central Appalachians, and the Mid-Atlantic States through the end of this week. #Zeta could produce flash flooding across portions of the central Gulf Coast, Ohio Valley, and Mid-Atlantic states through Thursday.
US Oil's Merger Mania Won't End Well For Energy
By Kriti Gupta, commentator for Bloomberg's Markets LiveThe long-awaited shale patch consolidation has arrived, sparking another bout of merger mania in the energy industry. Then as now, the backdrop to energy’s M&A boom is a collapse in oil prices. That’s not so for the energy industry, which staged a comeback in the early part of the century as tech dropped. Oil rallies have seldom spilled over into energy stocks beyond a brief increase in valuations spurred by private equity in 2016. Oil prices have largely traded in a range for nearly five months.
WTI Extends Plunge After Big Crude Build, Production Rebound
Oil prices were hammered overnight, accelerating after API reported an unexpectedly large crude build. European lockdown fears has ignited demand concerns and inventory data is suggesting that is already funneling into physical stores. APICrude +4.557mm (+1.2mm) - biggest build since MayCushing +136kGasoline +2.252mmDistillates -5.333mmDOECrude +4.32mm (+1.2mm) - biggest build since MayCushing -422kGasoline -892k (-400k exp)Distillates -4.491mm (-2mm exp)Official DoE data confirmed API's reported larger than expected crude build but Gasoline saw a draw... Source: BloombergA busy storm season has left production-monitoring a thankless task and Zeta may make next week's data even worse... WTI was trading just above $37 ahead of the official EIA data and extended losses on the weak data...
Nasdaq Tumbles Into Red For October After Massive Opening Sell Program
Overnight losses are accelerating as the cash market opens. There was a massive sell program at the open (4th biggest of the year)... Which pushed Nasdaq down 7% from mid-October's bounce highs...And into the red for the month, along with S&P and Dow as Small Caps are holding gains for now... Meanwhile, the 'bond rout' appears to be over...
What The Hunt Brothers Can Teach Us About Gamma Squeezes
Any fool can run a printing press.” – Nelson Bunker HuntA year ago, the phrase “gamma squeeze” would have caught many of Wall Street’s most astute investors off guard. It won’t be long before the shoeshine kid tells the Bank President about his gamma squeeze exploits. A Gamma squeeze is just the latest innovation in centuries of market manipulation schemes. The “Gamma Whale,” which many think is Soft Bank, provides a lesson on how a gamma squeeze operates. Like the Hunt brothers, the Gamma trade squeeze relies on the banks to lose money.
Liquidation? Gold, Silver, Bonds, & Bitcoin Dumped As Dollar & VIX Spike
If we didn't know better we would suggest that today's stock market puke was reflexively driving a desperate rush for liquidity as the dollar spikes higher as bonds (barely moving despite the massive puke), bullion (gold and silver slammed), Bitcoin (a recent favorite hiding place) are all exhibiting signs of liquidation... Since the open, stocks are being dumped...VIX topped 40...Bitcoin is back below $13000...Bullion is puking (gold <$1900)......and silver < $24...And bonds are also being sold along with stocks...And all of that is driving the dollar higher..."I love the smell of liquidation and margin calls in the morning"
Rabobank: Half The Election Is Already Over By The Usual Standards
Or rather seven days if you expect that we could see a US election result the day after voting, as per usual. That had looked a long shot a month ago, when the meme was of a flood of vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots arriving days and days after Election Day and taking weeks to contentiously count. Moreover, the election narrative above is already changing in that much of the VBM wave appears to have already arrived, unless there is going to be a sudden flood of fresh ballots sent out. (The press suggests 70m this morning, which would suggest over half the election is already over by the usual standards.) With perhaps half the vote in, why not do so rather than just looking at the Real Clear Politics average to try to guess the other half?
VIX, VVIX Explode Higher As "Folks Are Grabbing At Tails Again"
As the liquidation across asset-classes accelerates, equity protection costs are exploding. VIX topped 40 for the first time since June...And, as Nomura's Charlie McElligott notes, vol-of-vol (VVIX) is going absolutely BONKERS, as folks are grabbing at “tails” again into atrocious market illiquidity, election scenario freakouts (folks getting arms around tax implications of “Blue Sweep” yet again?! - or the massive downsizing of prior fiscal stimulus expectations with Republican Senate) and COVID shutting Europe back down as the “European Renaissance” trade again false-starts...And in “flight to liquidity” fashion with a “short squeeze” positioning kicker, US Dollar is ripping higher, while SPX term structure btwn now and election is exploding higher as well in major cringe-fashion:Additionally, as McElligott warns, making matters worse for the 60/40 and Risk Parity set is that USTs aren’t hedging on the risk-off move and actually SELLING-OFF......as the missing overseas “real money” buyers wait for event-risk to clear before backing up the truck into duration buying (esp with fx-adjusted yields at or near 5 year bests, and a Fed who won’t be able to risk tighter financial conditions into the super fragile pandemic recovery—just as Europe is re-entering “lockdown”—thus likely to “up” QE purchases amounts and / or extend the weighted avg maturity of the asset portfolio through duration purchases). Perhaps most notably, the "Large Lot" sellers are back...And professionals are starting to position for an imminent systemic risk event as implied correlation signals macro overlay buying is dominating any single-name protection buying...Not pretty.
Robinhood CEO Admits Business Boomed This Year Because Of The Fed's Stimulus Checks
When Aaron Ross-Sorkin asked him about the idea of "gamifying investing" and Lee Cooperman's assessment that the Fed stimulus checks would "end in tears", Tenev responded by recognizing the effect of the Fed's measures as "an opportunity for investors". So the government is stepping in and doing aggressive actions to maintain the sanctity of the economy and the markets. Tenev then admitted that Robinhood was literally watching users deposit their stimulus checks: "We saw an impact of people depositing their stimulus checks into Robinhood. And I think what you’re seeing now is sort of a cultural relevance ascribed to investing that hasn’t been there before." Tenev also ducked a question of how Robinhood gets such great terms for its payment for order flow.
Bill Dudley Pretends To Care About Savers, Says Only Congress Can Fix Mess Fed Has Created
It can promise to keep short-term interest rates lower for longer, or until inflation and the unemployment rate reach their targets. It can put a specified ceiling on long-term interest rates (a maneuver that economists call yield-curve control). It can even take interest rates negative (a move that Fed officials have so far rejected). The only way to keep things going is to lower interest rates further — until, that is, they hit their lower bound, which in the U.S. is zero. No doubt, Fed officials should still commit to using all their tools to the fullest.
Texas Ballot Chaser Reveals 'Massive' Voter Fraud To Elect Biden
Following Tuesday's report by Project Veritas on a Texas 'ballot chasing' ring focusing on senior citizens, the undercover investigative outfit is out with a second video - this one more damning than the first. In it, political operative Raquel Rodriguez who "develops personal relationships with senior citizens when she harvests their ballots" admitted to convincing voters to switch their ballots. BREAKING: Ballot Chaser Reveals MASSIVE Voter Fraud To Elect @JoeBiden'Some of my Republicans are precinct chairs that cannot be known…They want to help Biden'“For the entire team I’m looking at…$55,000"“$55k for 5k votes, top of the ticket, Hegar/Biden”#RiggedElection pic.twitter.com/76qePEuOYR — James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 28, 2020Rodriguez also helps pro-Biden Republicans. "My people are undercover because some of them are Republicans," said Rodriguez. Rodriguez, a political operative who described herself as a ballot chaser, told Project Veritas undercover journalists, posing as potential clients, that one of her main jobs is helping Mauro Garza, the Republican House hopeful for Texas’ 20th District.
Record Large 5Y Auction Sees Solid Demand As Stocks Plunge
One day after the Treasury sold a record amount of 2Y paper at the second lowest yield on record, moments ago it repeated this exercise when a record $55 billion in 5Y notes were just auctioned off, pricing at a yield of just 0.33% (0.5bps below the 0.335% When Issued) and which was just 5.5bps above the record auction low hit last month at 0.275%. Considering the slide in yields today on the back of the rout in risk assets, one may have expected an even lower yield. And in keeping with yesterday's 2Y auction, the size of the auction rose from $53 billion to an all time high of $55 billion. The other metrics of the auction were forgettable: the Bid to Cover sliding from 2.52 to 2.38, below the six-auction average of 2.53%. The internals were almost identical to last month, with the Indirects unchanged at 61.9% (above the 61.1% recent average), and with Directs taking down 14.0% or just below the 15.4% recent average, Dealers were left holding 24.1%, above the 20.7% in September and the 23.5% six month average.
One Bank Asks How Historians Will Judge A Second Round Of COVID Lockdowns
As Reid continues, asking a question he first posed back in July, "it will be very interesting to see how the history books score this response. For comparison, 54.7% of Pennsylvania is under 45 and while we don’t have an centenarian count for this state, for the US it is 0.03% of the population. Will vaccines be effective for those we are trying to protect the most. Could we have acted more like parts of Asia, which seem to have cut the virus off at its source or was this unrealistic in the West? Was Sweden the most sustainable template or unrealistic for most larger economies?
Flying Blind: Clueless About Risk, We're Speeding Toward Systemic Failure
There's an irony in discussing risk: since we all have an instinctive reaction to visible risk, we think we understand it. Systemic risk is difficult to isolate and analyze, so we're literally blind to it. non-linearity)Another reason we're blind to risk is we naively assume risks add up like a grocery bill. Take a 5% of something bad happening, add another 5% risk and a third 5% risk, and the total risk we face is only 15%--hey, that's not much. So the three variables, each with a 5% risk factor, pose a compounded risk far higher than 15%.
David Stockman On The Mother Of All Stock Market Manias
Authored by David Stockman via InternationalMan.com,It seems that only 0.1% of the time during the last 70 years has the S&P 500 traded at a higher forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple than it does today. The recent S&P index value implies a PE multiple of 36.8X - a place the S&P 500 has never been before. PE multiples at these levels imply double-digit earnings growth rates in the year ahead; it is relevant to start with the trend now in place. Corporate earnings peaked in Q4 2019, which was 12.5 years after the prior peak in June 2007. It’s the PE multiple, stupid!
NBA Braces For Record 40% Drop In Revenue In 2020-2021 Season
Among the biggest reasons for the revenue loss were an $800 million loss in gate receipts and a $400 million loss in sponsorships and merchandise, and in a "surprise" twist, the NBA's losses also included $200 million "net negative impact" from the loss of a partnership with China following Daryl Morey tweet promoting Hong Kong freedom a year ago. This would have devastating financial consequences for the league and certainly NBA players: if the 2020-21 season advances without fans and accompanying gate-night receipts, the league expects a projected 40% loss in overall revenue, or approximately $4 billion. Had the league and players' union followed the normal formula to determine this season's salary cap - linking it to overall league revenue - sources told ESPN that it would have fallen to around $90 million - down from about $109 million in 2019-20. The sudden hit to NBA players' bank accounts is not expected to last: the league anticipates a revenue rebound in 2021-22 (at the earliest). Oh, and China not being angered by NBA players criticizing Beijing again of course.
NSA Dodges Questions About Controversial "Backdoors" In Tech Products
Edward Snowden's whistleblowing campaign exposed the National Security Agency in 2013 for having "backdoors" into commercial technology products. According to Juniper, in 2015, a foreign adversary used the NSA's backdoor in its equipment. The NSA told Wyden's aides in 2018 the Juniper incident was a "lesson learned." Reuters cites one of the clearest examples of the NSA working with private tech firms to build backdoors:"... NSA's approach involved an encryption-system component known as Dual Elliptic Curve, or Dual EC. What this all suggests is that Snowden's revelations of NSA's spy tools really didn't change the agency's practices over the last seven years.
Americans Plan To Significantly Scale Back Holiday Spending This Year
The sharp decline in Americans' spending intentions since 2019 points to weak holiday sales for retailers. ImplicationsGallup's annual question asking Americans to predict what their holiday spending will be has been a reliable harbinger of annual retail sales in most years. Should Americans' predictions for their holiday spending hold up over the next month, retailers may see gains of just over 2% in sales, on average, this year. Gallup trends show Americans' spending intentions have declined between October and November in 10 out of 13 years when the question was asked in both months. But it's also possible that their spending estimate could increase significantly as occurred once, in 2011, thus portending a better situation for retailers.
2021: A Year Of Mass Bankruptcy
Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com,Financial writer John Rubino says, “2021 is going to be a pivotal year” in the debt markets. Rubino says lots of debt will either be bailed out or defaulted on in some way. but now they are all retiring, and these states and cities are heading for some version of bankruptcy at an accelerated rate. It was always going to happen in the next 10 years, but with the pandemic, the time frame has been moved way up. If it can’t happen, it won’t happen...""So, you get effective bankruptcy via defaults for a lot of these places.
"We're Going To Make Sure Trump Leaves": Leftists Plan To Storm DC After Election
Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,A far left group is vowing to “make sure Trump leaves” the White House after the election, even if he wins, with radicals preparing to storm and occupy DC. “We’re inviting everybody who agrees with these organizing principles to work together to make this uprising happen. We’re going to make sure Trump leaves.”Quite how the group is going to make Trump leave the White House on election day is somewhat baffling, given that even if he loses he doesn’t have to officially leave office until next year. Bragging about how mobs of leftists protested outside Sen. Lindsay Graham’s (R-SC) house before sunrise, the organization is conducting “mass rebellion training” in the event of Trump attempting a “coup”. As it is, Shut Down DC’s call to arms has received virtually no mainstream media attention whatsoever.
Uber Sued For Firing Minority Drivers Who Get Poor Service Ratings From Customers
Yes, in today's "woke" environment, not performing your job well is no longer an acceptable means for being terminated. That's why former driver Thomas Liu is suing the ride-hailing giant, claiming that there's bias in the way the company fires minority drivers - which is the same way it fires all drivers: based on customer ratings of their service. Liu's lawsuit points out that Uber's policy is (gasp) to deactivate drivers who have a rating the company deems to be unsatisfactory. And also, that doesn't affect a driver's rating...) or "asking in an unfriendly manner" where he was from. “Customer discrimination is not an excuse for employers to discriminate,” Liu's lawyer said, seemingly unaware that customers "discriminate" by where they get the best service in all industries across the country.
After Peddling Trump-Russia Hit-Pieces Before 2016 Election - MSM Totally Ignores Bobulinski Bombshells On Bidens
When Bobulinski asked Joe Biden's brother why they weren't concerned about the political or headline risk involved in case Joe Biden decided to run for office in the future, Jim Biden replied "plausible deniability." Nevermind that Joe Biden lied in 2019 when he said that he 'never talked to Hunter about his business.' As Curtis Houck writes via NewsBusters - here are the top 10 moments from the Bobulinski interview that the MSM will ignore:1. ‘I Think Joe Biden and His Family Are Compromised’ by the Chinese 4. Bobulinski’s First Meeting with Joe Biden 7.
"You Better Apologize For That!": Rudy Giuliani Goes Nuclear On Fox Host After Christopher Steele Comparison
I was acting like Christopher Steele?" I've never been accused of anything, and you're accusing me of being Christopher Steele?" "You can come to my office and you can look at it, and tomorrow night you can apologize to me for saying I'm like Christopher Steele," Giuliani continued. That's outrageous, because you have no basis for that. That's outrageous!"
Nxivm Sex Cult Founder Keith Raniere Sentenced To 120 Years In Prison
Authored by John Vibes via TheMindUnleashed.com,Keith Raniere, the leader of the Hollywood sex cult NXIVM, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on Tuesday. Initially, the 60-year-old cult leader was facing just 15 years for charges of sex-trafficking, racketeering, child pornography, and forced labor. However, Brooklyn federal court Judge Nicholas Garaufis used his discretion to increase the sentence to 120 years. Raniere would use blackmail to keep the women from speaking out, by collecting nude photos and damaging evidence on family members. The cult was finally exposed when the daughter of former Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg became a member.
"This Is Trump Country" - NYT Editor Admits Pennsylvania Race May Be Much Closer Than It Seems
McCreesh spends most of the personal essay describing his encounters with Trump supporters at an unofficial "MAGA-themed" store in Bucks County. A couple unloading groceries in their driveway around the corner said that they planned to vote for Mr. Biden but were too intimidated to talk openly about it. Enthusiasm from Trump voters has drawn people from as far away as West Virginia to buy the red cookies, the bakery owner said. Lochel’s bakery in Hatboro has become an overnight Oracle of (Phila) Delphi, selling red “Trump 2020” and blue “Biden 2020” sugar cookies. Mr. Rutledge, 44, a manager at a clinical research organization, was there to snag some red cookies.
Disinformation By Popular Demand: How The Authenticity Of Hunter's Laptop Became Immaterial
Authored by Jonathan Turley,Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden was again insisting that the scandal involving Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation despite the direct refutation of that claim by the FBI. And we also know that Putin is trying very hard to spread disinformation about Joe Biden. It does not matter if these are real emails and not Russian disinformation. They probably are real but should be treated as disinformation even though American intelligence has repeatedly rebutted that claim. It is disinformation because it is simply inconvenient to treat it as real information.
Philly Imposes Wednesday Night Curfew To Try And Prevent 3rd Night Of Chaos
Update (1500ET): As Philly braces for a 3rd night of unrest following another police shooting of a black man, the city is imposing a curfew at 2100. Of course, it's not a riot without copious video of masked thieves pouring out of department stores clutching whatever merchandise they could grab. Some reported that a U-Haul was driven up to a Wal-Mart in Philly, where it was quickly filled with merchandise. — Philadelphia OEM (@PhilaOEM) October 28, 2020At least one lucky individual capitalized on the heat of the moment to propose to his now-fiance. BlazeTV reporter Elijah Shaffer was badly beaten after being jumped by "BLM rioters" while filming inside a store that was being actively looted.
Wall Street Banks, And Their Employees, Now Officially Lean Democrat
You'd think that voting Republican would be an easy decision if you work on Wall Street, especially given the lower taxes and the removal of burdensome regulations. But Democrats have entangled themselves so deeply in the web of Wall Street, that the industry is now leaning to the left, according to a new report from Reuters. Biden's campaign has been the beneficiary of $3 million from commercial banks, compared to the $1.4 million Trump has raised. In 2012, Wall Street banks were among the top five contributors to Romney' campaign. In 2020, campaign contributions to congressional races from Wall Street banks are about even.
Gundlach: Trump Will Win Next Week, And By 2027 "There Will Be Some Sort Of Revolution"
"The polls right now say he isn’t going to win, but they said that four years ago," said Gundlach referring to the following chart. This one is much more murky, but in my eyes, it favors a Trump win." "Markets don’t like certainty, and with Trump, I think you have more certainty,” said Gundlach. "When I said that I think Trump is going to win in 2016, I also said that if you think 2016 is weird, just wait for 2020,” said Gundlach. "Well, if you think 2020 is weird, just wait until 2024.
NY Gov. Cuomo Reaped $6.2 Million In Campaign Cash From 347 State Vendors Who Pocketed $7 Billion Since 2014
Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com found 347 state vendors that gave $6.2 million in political donations to Cuomo over a six-year period (2014-2019). Here are some of the big winners who gave campaign cash to Gov. (Dowling is also the CEO of Northwell Health – which received $10 million in state payments in 2019.) Separately, state records show the firm received 47 state contracts for $134.7 million with $63.1 million already spent. However, since 2014, BofA gave $81,600 in campaign cash to Cuomo and reaped $11.5 million in state payments.
#CancelSpotify - Joe Rogan Sparks Leftist Meltdown With Alex Jones Podcast
Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,Leftists were triggered Tuesday as Infowars guru Alex Jones was able to appear on a big tech platform without being censored or banned. Jones was once again a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience, however, it was the first time Jones has appeared since Rogan moved to Spotify, prompting scores of butthurt leftists to immediately begin lobbying the streaming service to take down the episode. pic.twitter.com/y6n6PWRxtE — Nathan Bernard (@nathanTbernard) October 27, 2020I am assuming the "free speech activist" in your bio is a joke. https://t.co/LsZ5rOkXfF — Akhi's Bytes and NASA's Flights(fr sale on amazon) (@AkhisBytes) October 27, 2020Hey @Spotify. https://t.co/dJ48aWpb8m — David Hughes (@davidhughes) October 27, 2020Thanks for reminding me to cancel my @Spotify account.
Fighter Jet Intercepts "Non-Responsive" Plane Near Trump Rally
A General Dynamics F-16 fighter jet intercepted a plane that breached restricted airspace near President Trump's rally in Bullhead City, Arizona, Wednesday afternoon. Video shows Trump looking up at the sky as the fighter jet fired off warning flares. He told the crowd: "Oh, look at that - they [fighter jet] gave the president a little display." MOMENTS AGO: Fighter jet flies over Trump rally in Arizona and appears to fire off flares; crowd chants "USA!" A second tweet from NORAD said the plane's pilot was "non-responsive to initial intercept procedures, but established radio communications after NORAD aircraft deployed signal flares."
How Long Will It Take To Count All The Votes?
Well, that is going to depend on how long it takes to count the votes, and that is going to be different for each state. You see, the truth is that counting mail-in ballots is much more tedious that running normal ballots through a machine. In Washington State, mail-in ballots received as late as Nov. 23 are still valid, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3. To give you an idea of how long it takes to count mail-in ballots, just consider what we witnessed in California earlier this year…Consider this year’s California primary, in which 5.8 million people voted for president. If it took California seven weeks to count a couple million mail-in ballots, how in the world is Pennsylvania going to count a similar number of mail-in ballots in just one week?
A 20-Year-Old Book Suggests China Is Already Quietly At War With The US
He has also recently made and delivered more aggressive and direct statements by CCP members and even Chinese military members. Western nations, particularly the United States, did so by sending essential manufacturing jobs to China. Preparing to become the leader of the world’s affairs and eventually even dominate the United States. Still, the book does not focus on direct military vs. military war doctrine but indirect, soft tactics. Like the United States, it is a game of empire, but it is the tortoise instead of the hare.
Supreme Court Deals Double-Blow To Republicans In Pennsylvania, North Carolina Ballot Battles
With freshly-confirmed Amy Coney Barrett standing ready on the sidelines, the already-supposedly-conservative-leaning Supreme Court dealt a double-blow to Republicans tonight over mail-in-ballot cases in two key states. First, the Supreme Court said that it will not intervene before the election to stop Pennsylvania officials from receiving mail-in ballots up to three days after Election Day, refusing a Republican request that the high court expedite review of the issue. "There is a strong likelihood that the State Supreme Court decision violates the Federal Constitution," wrote Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch. Second, as AP reports, the Supreme Court voted 5-3 to allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to 9 days after Election Day, in a win for Democrats. Trump said earlier that he was depending on courts to keep states from counting ballots received after Election Day.
"God Of Chaos" Accelerates Towards Earth With 2068 Impact Date
This means the asteroid's speed is increasing because of thermal radiation from the sun. "They show that the asteroid is drifting away from a purely gravitational orbit by about 170 meters per year, which is enough to keep the 2068 impact scenario in play," Tholen sad. The asteroid's size and proximity to the Earth have resulted in NASA categorizing it as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid." NASA scientists are aware of the asteroid's track could shift from now till the potential impact date. If, for whatever reason, the asteroid strikes Earth in 2068, its potential impact would be the equivalent of 880 million tons of TNT, making it 65,000 times more destructive than Hiroshima.
Roughly Half Of Americans Will Do Most, Or All, Holiday Shopping Online This Year: Survey
As millions of Americans prepare for the holidays, retailers are wondering what the traditional Black Friday shopping stretch is going to look like, now that the CDC has effectively declared sales unsafe. Despite this, consumer expectations remain high as the reopening brings in the sense of normalcy and a return to routine. This report delves into the excitement around the big day and the increasing shift towards online shopping. With major retailers like Amazon and Target holding their mega sale just a month prior and several others jumpstarting holiday sales early, Black Friday seems to be slowly losing its clout as the official kickoff day for holiday shopping. Despite the changes, how excited are Americans about the big day, and different will it be this year amid the pandemic?
Nurses Were 36.3% Of All COVID-19 Healthcare Worker Hospitalizations This Spring: CDC Study
In general, healthcare workers have accounted for about 6% of total adults that have been hospitalized due to Covid. 36.3% of these hospitalizations have been nurses or Certified Nurses Assistants. It also revealed that 90% of healthcare workers hospitalized due to Covid-19 had underlying conditions, such as obesity. The analysis didn't differentiate whether or not the healthcare workers caught Covid-19 as part of their job duties, or within their respective communities. The CDC stated: "Healthcare workers can have severe COVID-19-associated illness, highlighting the need for continued infection prevention and control in healthcare settings as well as community mitigation efforts to reduce transmission."
America's Imperial Expenditures And Escapades Are Stranger Than Fiction
Yet in today’s confusing modern twist, with the citizenry and even soldiery now opposing America’s endless wars, the only men going mad are inside Washington. Just last week, two assumedly unrelated stories offered case studies (or are they clinics) in America’s national security politics and procedures of absurdity. After all the abject adventurism and counter-productivity of America’s agents and analysts, this seems explanation feels exceedingly inadequate. Yes, the very same Shia Washington once feared as a potential Iranian Fifth Column. After 9/11, the Taliban – which Washington had long tolerated even as they terrorized the populace – became the new absolute evil incarnate.
Trump's Executive Order On Race And Sex Lessens The Political Madness Thrown At Men
Authored by Wendy McElroy via The Mises Institute,On September 22, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. But government is already involved to the hilt, and the executive order seeks to take several steps back. Critical race theory is a postmodern framework by which all institutions and dynamics of society are analyzed in terms of race and hierarchy. A September 4 memorandum issued by the Office of Management and Budget broke ground for the executive order. They are wellsprings of identity politics and critical race theory, as well as pioneers in the demonization of men.
Tsunami Of Empty College Dorms Risks Student Housing Market Implosion
Bloomberg outlines the increase of virtual education in a virus pandemic has resulted in an abundance of empty dorms at colleges and universities, creating a $14 billion headache for the student housing debt market. A community college in Ohio is using part of a $1.5 million donation for a financially-strapped student housing project. "Typically, privatized student housing debt is paid off by the revenue generated by the dorms -- meaning there's little recourse for bondholders if things go south," Bloomberg said. Other privatized student housing projects, like two on Howard University's campus, are virtually empty due to online-only instruction there," Bloomberg said. At New Jersey City University, a student housing project financed though a separate entity will likely miss a required debt service coverage ratio.
The Armenian-Azerbaijani War After One Month
Submitted by SouthFront.org,After a month of war, the Turkish-Azerbaijani bloc continues to keep the initiative in the conflict, exploiting its advantage in air power, artillery, military equipment and manpower. The coming days are likely to show whether Ankara and Baku are able to deliver a devastating blow to Armenian forces in Karabakh in the nearest future or not. Meanwhile, Azerbaijani forces continue their advance in the region amid the failed US-sponsored ceasefire regime. Armenian forces are trying to push Azerbaijani troops back, but with little success so far. Even according to this map, Armenian forces have lost almost the entire south of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani forces are close to the Lachin corridor.
Will They Really Get Away With It?
Will they really get away with it? "Russia, Russia, Russia was a scam that ruined lives and put a cloud over the White House for nearly three years. One hopes John Durham has a reference, file or graphic that is something close to those analytical pieces. How is it that Attorney General William Barr and John Durham are consumed with prosecutorial ennui when the crimes and cover-ups are so painfully obvious? One is left to conclude that it really all comes down to political will.
Russia's Top Arms Dealer Reveals New Multi-Caliber Sniper Rifle
Russia's armed forces have benefited from a decade of investment, resulting in widespread modernization efforts and an increased defense-industrial base. Some of these new weapons were displayed at an international military-technical forum "Army-2020" outside Moscow in August. Russia's state arms seller Rosoboronexport recently unveiled a new multi-caliber sniper rifle developed by Lobaev Arms at the "Interpolitex 2020" defense show held in Moscow last week, reported TASS News. "The new sniper rifle is more compact in its dimensions compared to the guns earlier developed by Lobaev Arms," said Rosoboronexport Senior Expert Alexander Slobodyanyuk, in the company's video presentation on its YouTube channel. The gun's effective firing range is up to 1 km," the Rosoboronexport senior expert said.
Hunter Biden Documents Mysteriously Vanish From Overnight Envelope, Tucker Carlson Says
At the time, Carlson was on the West Coast filming an interview with Tony Bobulinski, the former business partner of Hunter Biden and James Biden. “The documents had disappeared.”Damning Hunter Biden documents suddenly vanish pic.twitter.com/B2qsajZlID — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2020The company took the incident seriously and immediately began a search, Carlson said. In the interview, Bobulinski opined that Joe Biden and the Biden family are compromised by China due to the business dealings of Hunter Biden and James Biden. The documents detailed a failed joint venture between a billionaire tied to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a company owned by Hunter Biden, James Biden, Bobulinski and two other partners. While the corporate documents don’t mention Biden by name, emails sent between the partners suggest that either James Biden or Hunter Biden held a 10 percent stake for the former vice president.
"Who Is Miles Taylor?" - Trump Assails White House Mole: "They Should Fire, Shame & Punish Everybody Associated With This Fraud"
Who is Miles Taylor? They should fire, shame, and punish everybody.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020....associated with this FRAUD on the American people! A CNN spox just told me that Miles Taylor will remain a contributor despite lying to Anderson Cooper. Miles Taylor? Miles Taylor?
Has Britain's Top Ambassador Been Caught By A Democratic Party 'Honey Trap'?
And it’s not just the network which follows the doctrine do whatever it takes to stay number one. Kim Darroch is a particularly controversial ambassador, previously based in Washington DC and at the heart of the swamp. Was it a security breach which could have led to British soldiers in hotspots around the world being compromised? CNN journalists offering sexual favours to important figures is certainly nothing out of the ordinary. Has Britain’s own top Ambassador been caught by a Democratic Party ‘honey trap’?
Dorsey Admits To Mob-Driven Censorship On Twitter During Heated Section 230 Hearing
That has become an important topic among conservatives who feel tech companies are unfairly censoring them. At Facebook, we don't think tech companies should be making so many decisions about these important issues alone. Twitter's Jack Dorsey is more aggressive, warning ironically that "Section 230 is the Internet's most important law for free speech and safety. We do our work recognizing that free speech and safety are interconnected and can sometimes be at odds. I do not think anyone in this room or the American people want less free speech or more abuse and harassment online.
France's Charlie Hebdo Sparks Turkish Fury With Cartoon Of "Erdogan In Private"
the character says in the French speech bubble, with the title reading: "Erdogan: in private, he's very funny". "French President Macron's anti-Muslim agenda is bearing fruit! Charlie Hebdo just published a series of so-called cartoons full of despicable images purportedly of our President," he added. On Monday Erdogan called for a Turkish boycott of all French goods over what he called France's 'anti-Islamic' stance towards Muslims and the Turkish people. According to Reuters, Turkey has launched an investigation into the French newspaper, saying it will take "all necessary legal, diplomatic steps against Charlie Hebdo caricature on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan."
Drudge Alternative Citizen Free Press Mysteriously Disappears From Bing, Yahoo, Duck Duck Go — Updated
The Drudge Report alternative Citizen Free Press, which has racked up 75 million page views in October so far, mysteriously disappeared from search results on Bing, Duck Duck Go, and Yahoo on Wednesday. Citizen Free Press raised the alarm on Twitter about an hour after the disappearance. CFP gets 15,000 visitors per day thru Bing.https://t.co/OSZ71JQ0Ch@bing pic.twitter.com/hvRC77fUbB — Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) October 28, 2020“For BING to suddenly remove Citizen Free Press from search results — 7 days before the election — certainly raises some questions. As of Wednesday evening, the link to Citizen Free Press (citizenfreepress.com) still does not appear on the Bing search results. Citizen Free Press will weather the mysterious disappearance from Bing, Duck Duck Go, and Yahoo, whether or not Microsoft does indeed fix the problem.
Biden 50, Trump 46: It’s getting real in Georgia
Monmouth has a new poll out this afternoon confirming that the state really is in play: Biden 50, Trump 46, assuming high turnout. (Lower turnout points to Biden 50, Trump 48.) Trump maintains an advantage among Georgia voters aged 65 and older – leading Biden by 58% to 42% now, versus 61% to 36% in September. The bad news for him is that the GOP’s own polling is reportedly showing a Biden lead now as well: “A pair of internal G.O.P. Hillary lost the Michigan primary to Bernie Sanders in 2016; Biden destroyed Sanders in the Michigan primary earlier this year.
Tucker Carlson says Hunter Biden documents disappeared en route from New York to Los Angeles
Damning Hunter Biden documents suddenly vanish pic.twitter.com/B2qsajZlID — Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 29, 2020HOLY SHIT. Tucker Carlson just said documents he shipped to LA regarding the Hunter Biden story were STOLEN right out of the package somewhere between NY and LA. — Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) October 29, 2020Tucker says that Biden documents that were mailed to him in LA by his NY producer vanished en route — a major shipper was used and they have been unable to determine who opened the package and stole the Biden documents. Not notes from Tony Bobulinski but from Hunter Biden and James Biden, etc. The Senate report revealed that Chinese sent money to a Biden firm and then straight to Hunter Biden — circumventing Bobulinski's work on behalf of Sinohawk.
Open Our Schools Now
We still have states — like California and New York — that are keeping schools closed. There has yet to be any data that shows schools are hotbeds of transmission. From 2004-2005 to 2018-2019, flu-related deaths in children reported to CDC during regular flu seasons ranged from 37 to 187 deaths. During the H1N1pandemic (April 15, 2009 to October 2, 2010), 358 pediatric deaths were reported to CDC. I am not sure that anyone who is forcing schools to stay closed is really considering the science or the data.
Don’t Get Suckered By The Establishment Psy-Op
You have people moving from Hillary to Trump, but nobody moving from Trump to Grandpa Badfinger. On the inside, the insiders almost unanimously think Trump will win – that’s the real talk behind the scenes among people whose names you know. Early voting numbers are GOP-friendly, and many polls now show Trump moving up or taking the lead. But the Establishment will try to psych you out, because you are in total control of the one last piece of the puzzle. Oh, we were totally off in 2016 but we totally get Trump voters now and can poll them accurately.
USPTO: One Deep State Swamp Backwater That Is Getting Drained
President Trump has acknowledged that the Swamp is much deeper – and its Creatures much nastier – than he anticipated. Let us briefly examine the incredibly damaged-by-the-Obama-Era system Trump and Iancu inherited. Iancu Says Congress May Be Up for Patent Eligibility ReformThankfully, Iancu hasn’t been fiddling while Congress and the US patent system burn. Oh: Obama and the Republican Congress also had judicial help in undermining the US patent system. (T)he case was widely considered as a decision on software patents or patents on software for business methods….
Horrific Night of Violence and Looting in Philadelphia -- Police Powerless To Bring Order
The City of Philadelphia descended into near anarchy on Tuesday night, with large sections of the city in total chaos as major chain stores were looted of all their contents. The night of violence came just over 24 hours after Philadelphia police shot and killed a black man with a knife as he advanced upon them. Videographers who are veterans of street protests such as those in Porttand and Seattle expressed real fear for their own safety, and did not remain with the crowds doing the looting. pic.twitter.com/xOKsigSx2Q — robertklemko (@RobertKlemko) October 28, 2020BREAKING: Wal-Mart is being looted for a 2nd time by BLM rioters in Philadelphia They are looting 15+ stores over a 4 block radius. pic.twitter.com/gmcsebGLDJ — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 28, 2020The inside of a looted Rite Aid in Philadelphia.
Former Biden Family Business Partner Lays Waste to the Biden Family Legacy in Interview With Tucker Carlson
But at some point in 2016, and into 2017 he was brought into the conversation and planning of matters with James Biden and Hunter Biden. He met Rob Walker who was a close associate of the Biden family that Gilliar had been working with. Walker told him that he was a “proxy” for the Biden family in arranging transactions for them around the world. In May 2017 Hunter Biden decided it was time for Joe Biden to meet Bobulinski. But part of the funding turned out to be a “non-recourse” loan for $5 million to the Biden family.
Bette Midler Goes Off the Rails Even More Than Usual; Asks God to 'Let Biden' Beat 'Racist Criminal' Trump
In one hilarious “please and thank you” tweet, Midler beseeched the Lord to please let Joe Biden beat Trump. https://t.co/v1k5qbF43e — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) October 25, 2020Hmm. — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) October 24, 2020Did I mention that Bette’s not very fond of Fox News host Sean Hannity, either? — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2020Anodyne, anodyne, nothing but simple minded pablum. — bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2020Those three tweets are as perfect an example as there is of the hypocrisy of the Left and the Democrat Party as a whole.
Tony Bobulinski Shares Why He Came Forward About Joe Biden's Corruption, Adam Schiff Hardest Hit
Tony Bobulinski just told @TuckerCarlson that he came forward because @RepAdamSchiff said the whole story was Russian disinformation from the Kremlin. He also provided a receipt showing Hunter Biden signed to have them dropped off (see Repair Shop Receipt for Hunter Biden Laptop Revealed, Media Narrative Burns to the Ground). He could not understand why the Biden campaign was leaning into an obvious lie. In short, had Adam Schiff just kept his mouth shut, none of this would be happening right now to the Biden campaign. The Bidens can send Adam Schiff a nice thank you letter for that campaign contribution.
CNN's Oliver Darcy Beclowns Self in Latest Fox News Criticism, Bret Baier Swoops in to Finish Him Off
“It’s what we do to cover an important election fairly,” Baier stated on the program. Trump uses air time to brazenly lie and spread misinfo, including about the coronavirus. Obama and Biden do not. Plus, Biden lied his you-know-what-off during the last presidential debate, not that anyone who watched CNN religiously would know. — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 27, 2020OMG.
The Hunter Biden Emails Are About Joe Biden Not About Hunter
that presents itself in the form of Hunter Biden. The Bobulinski interview made it clear that Joe Biden was a knowing and willing participant in the various scams in which Hunter Biden was a central figure. That shouldn’t be a shock as virtually all large scale commercial enterprises have some degree of oversight by Chinese intelligence. (READ Hunter Biden Caught On Tape Lamenting His Chinese Business Dealings.) We know that the Chinese desperately want Joe Biden to win, and the porn would be useful in manipulating a President Biden so his wastrel son would not end up in prison.
Forcing Transgenderism on Your Child Is Child Abuse, Period.
If you do manage to have transitional surgery, you’re 19 times more likely to resort to suicide according to studies. It’s sad that her child will have to undergo this nonsense, especially since it’s based on bunk science. Therefore, identical twins have the same skin color 100 percent of the time. But in the largest study of twin transgender adults, published by Dr. Milton Diamond in 2013, only 28 percent of the identical twins both identified as transgender. Gender dysphoria is a very real mental disorder, but pushing it on someone, especially a child, is not only cruel but unnecessary.
USNA Cancel Culture: Status Report on the Midshipman 1/C Standage Case
MIDN Standage was removed from classes and directed to out-process and leave USNA by 30 September. How is it that it was the “manner” but not the “content” that led to the decision to separate MIDN Standage from USNA? When MIDN Standage was asked why he would think otherwise, MIDN Standage said he had viewed the situation through the eyes of his parents. He then found MIDN Standage guilty of both charges, imposed the maximum punishments allowable, and forwarded him for separation. The next milestone in this case is the court’s hearing on MIDN Standage’s motion for preliminary injunction on Friday.
You’re ‘Gonna Bury All of Us’: Tony Bobulinski Plays Tape of Biden Partners Begging Him Not to Go Public
Tony Bobulinski gave some rather compelling tidbits of information about the Biden family’s business dealings with a Chinese company during his interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night. At one point in the conversation, the whistleblower played an audio recording of a phone call with a Biden family representative who attempted to talk him out of taking the story public. “The Biden family knew that you were going public with this,” said Carlson. You’re just gonna bury all of us man.’”Carlson asked Bobulinski how he responded to Walker’s plea. “They all know the facts; I lived the facts.
The Media's Excuse for Ignoring the Tony Bobulinksi Bombshell Is Nonsensical Garbage
With Tony Bobulinski throwing more fuel on the fire, providing more texts and documents, the media have upped the standard again. — Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) October 28, 2020When Alexander Vindman sat down with CNN, NBC reported on the interview and took everything that was said as newsworthy. I did not become a journalist to push Russian disinformation. Russian disinformation was good when it was actually Russian disinformation and targeted Trump. The Hunter Biden laptop story is not Russian disinformation, but it will be called such and won’t be reported on because it shields his father.
Law Enforcement Smashes Human Trafficking Ring, Rescues 45 Missing Children
A law enforcement task force just scored a major victory in the fight against human trafficking. During the operation 45 missing children were recovered by the U.S. Marshals and 179 arrests were made by the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force. Information developed from that recovery linked her and other possible victims to an individual in Columbus suspected of human trafficking. I’m incredibly proud of them and pleased that they were able to apply those same skills to finding missing children.
The Most Insane Part of the Bobulinski Interview On the Bidens Is the Least Shocking
Last night I was watching the Tucker Carlson interview with Tony Bobulinski as many in America were. The central figure is Joe Biden, the patriarchal leader of the Biden family on whose name the Chinese are making deals. The most insane thing about that Tucker Carlson interview is the fact that it’s only being covered by Tucker Carlson. Only Tucker Carlson is putting this out there to see. Only Tucker Carlson is willing to expose the truth.
Shutdown DC Plans to Shutdown the Election; the Left’s Agenda is no Return to Normal
I have heard it recently from several friends: I can’t wait until this election is over so things can go back to normal! Now there is unrest in the streets, and apparently someone planned for these “spontaneous” protestors to be well armed. — SV News ? (@SVNewsAlerts) October 28, 2020Issues and Insights warns us,“[… W]hether Donald Trump wins or loses, the left has other plans. Shutdown DC is encouraging other so-called grassroots organizations to coordinate and pop up. The message and training resources is already being delivered via the Shutdown DC website.
Washington Post Letter From 20 Former US Attorneys From GOP Administrations Supporting Biden -- A 'Who's Who' of RINOs
Tuesday saw another “Open Letter from former Republican Administration Officials who support Joe Biden” published by the Washington Post. With changes during an Administration, there are easily 200 or more US Attorneys appointed over the course of an eight-year Presidency. So rounding up 20 appointed by GOP Presidents to say they support Joe Biden is not really a big chore. The New Mexico GOP and then New Mexico GOP Senator Pete Domenici complained about Iglesias to the White House. Charlton had clashed with the Bush Administration over the death penalty; in at least two cases he did not seek capital punishment but was overruled from Washington.
Jack Dorsey Lies to Ted Cruz in Senate Hearing on Twitter's Election Interference But Will the Senate Do Anything
The pivot men in this circle jerk are Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google, and Jack Dorsey of Twitter. This is Ted Cruz going at Jack Dorsey. For the record, everything Senator Cruz says in his opening statement is true. This is Senator Cruz’s grilling of Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. Jack Dorsey is either a pathological liar or an out-of-touch dupe.
Kamala Says Biden Admin Will Be a 'Game Changer' for Parents; Angel Dad Don Rosenberg Agrees
Drew Rosenberg, right, was killed by illegal alien Roberto Galo in 2011. Credit: Rosenberg family photo, used with permission. Kamala Harris’ current view of what will help parents in the United States is certainly consistent, though, with her actions throughout her career. Nothing Kamala Harris has done, whether as San Francisco District Attorney, California Attorney General, or a United States Senator, has been helpful to parents or families. He received one generic response from a staffer in Harris’ office while she was Attorney General, but, other than that, silence. When asked to comment on the above clip, Don Rosenberg said:“If her [Kamala Harris] entire career has been focused on keeping people safe, she is a failure.
Joe Biden’s Five Worst Policies
To date, presidential nominee Joe Biden has released almost 50 policy plans on his website. Now, without further ado, here are Joe Biden’s five worst policy proposals. “Build Back Better: Joe Biden’s Jobs and Economic Recovery Plan for Working Families”This is one of Joe’s biggest and most ambitious plans. However, history has shown that centralized planning, which Joe Biden is promoting en masse, does not work well. Yet, this is something that Joe Biden has yet to learn after spending more than 47 years as a politician.
NYT Reporter Whines About Conservatives' Reactions to Philly Riots, Gets the Responses He Deserves
Not long after the officer-involved shooting death of a knife-wielding Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday, riots broke out across the city. As big as this story of the Philly rioting and looting should be, however, many national media outlets have chosen to either give it minimal coverage or outright ignore it. Taking cheap shots at conservatives for wanting more attn being drawn to the burning down of a major U.S. city. https://t.co/Cc7JVpNeRK — Claire Mahoney (@TaggertGirl) October 28, 2020Pray tell what the appropriate amount of coverage is for mass looting and rioting in an American city. 3) Reaffirm that legitimate concerns from conservatives about what the national media chooses and does not choose to thoroughly cover are irrelevant to many big-league journalists.
Noted Legal Scholar Sunny Hostin of 'The View': Dems Adding Justices Would Actually Be 'Unpacking' SCOTUS
Sunny Hostin spins: Dems adding justices is actually ‘UNpacking’ Supreme Court Like, putting more shoes in your suitcase is "unpacking" it?https://t.co/4s5PkhlaSD — NewsBusters (@newsbusters) October 27, 2020Here we go. Trump has put now three justices on the Supreme Court and just dozens and dozens of judges on the federal judiciary. “I was, in particular, talking about the Supreme Court being packed and I used those words very specifically. Hostin switched her argument from unpacking the Court to unpacking the “culture” and “values” that she claimed, “are on the Supreme Court.” What is that? It’s not constitutional.”Watch:Joe Biden: "The only court packing is going on right now — it's going on with Republicans packing the court now.
Thoughts On The Walter Wallace Police Shooting
Philadelphia is dealing with civil unrest following the police shooting of Walter Wallace, a 27-year-old black man. Shaka Johnson, an attorney representing Wallace’s family, told Fox 29 that the man had been experiencing mental health issues. “My prayers are with the family and friends of Walter Wallace. The footage shows that the officers continually told Wallace to drop his knife. If Wallace had mental health problems, they likely drove him to act in an aggressive manner.
ICE Releases 250 Immigrants With Violent Criminal Histories. The Reason Why Is Infuriating
In yet another story showing how much the open borders crowd cares about the safety of American citizens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced that they released 250 immigrants with violent criminal histories into the general public. The agency stated that “despite requests to transfer detainees to alternative locations,” it released these individuals from the facility. The same trend continues in New York City, in which dozens of recently-released criminals committed new violent crimes. According to ICE, over 85% of the nearly 730 immigrants at the Adelanto facility had pending criminal charges or convictions. It is for this reason that they have declared California a “sanctuary state,” that protects illegal immigrants — especially those who commit additional crimes after crossing the border.
A Key Source for Steele Dossier Was an Alcoholic Female Lawyer Living In Cyprus Who He'd Known Since 8th Grade
This is not the first time Olga Galkina’s name has been confirmed as one of the key sources behind allegations in the Steele Dossier reports. Galkina and Danchenko had been friends since the equivalent of 8th grade in the Russian city Perm where they both grew up. XBT and Gubarev sued Buzzfeed News after they published the Steele Dossier reports which included Galkina’s claims to Steele. “Almost immediately,” she recognized the name of Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Mr. Cohen, according to the declassified notes. In December, Ms. Galkina gave Mr. Danchenko new details about Mr. Cohen’s purported meeting and implicated her erstwhile boss, Mr. Gubarev, in the DNC hacking, the notes said.
Wisconsin Congressman Gives Best Response to Democrat Opponent Who Accused Him of Being 'Privileged'
Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-8) has been on the receiving end of the “privilege” accusation on multiple occasions courtesy of his Democrat opponent and state Rep. Amanda Stuck. From a simple Google search of “Mike Gallagher privilege”, one can find out that Ms. I didn’t marry a Broadway star like Mike Gallagher did. […] “Congress is full of people like Mike Gallagher who come from privilege,” Stuck said. pic.twitter.com/04wa9jaNYi — Mike Gallagher (@MikeforWI) October 27, 2020Bravo!
Infamous 'Anonymous' Op-Ed Writer and Trump Official Has Been Revealed, and It's Hilarious
Some years ago, a supposed “high-level” Trump administration official penned a scathing op-ed in the pages of The New York Times. Well, the identity of that person has finally been revealed and it’s absolutely hilarious. And how does this qualify as a “senior level” Trump administration official? There was a time when people seriously thought the person who wrote the anonymous op-ed was Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo or Nikki Haley. He thought up this scam of purporting to be an “Anonymous,” high-level Trump official, claiming he was saving the nation, to get a CNN gig.
The Netflix War On Comedy Continues with Liberal Lip-synch Comedian Sarah Cooper Special
After being featured at the Democratic convention Cooper continues the humor-free antics. Netflix appears to be on a mission to kill off comedy as it has been accepted. In 2018 there was excessive hype surrounding the release of the stand-up special starring the Australian comedian Hanah Gadsby, entitled ‘’Nanette’’. In this light the newest offering on the streaming platform, ”Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine’’ is a bit different in that there is at least the attempt at humor. Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine is now on Netflix and it's going to be a *great* day ? Starring @sarahcpr and directed by @nlyonne!!
Ted Cruz Absolutely Wrecks Jack Dorsey at Senate Hearing, 'Who the Hell Elected You'
Today, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, among other social media platform leaders, testified about the recent censorship of damning information surrounding Joe and Hunter Biden. In fact, that ban was not lifted until today after Cruz caught Dorsey lying about the matter (see Jack Dorsey Lies to Ted Cruz in Senate Hearing on Twitter’s Election Interference, but Will the Senate Do Anything). In a blistering exchange, Cruz laid into Dorsey, and the Twitter founder deserved every bit of it. Cruz began his line of questioning by hammering Dorsey for claiming, without evidence, that Twitter does not have the ability to influence elections. What’s not conservative is giving social media special protections while excusing their blatantly partisan, un-American behavior in quashing free speech.
Twitter's Warning People to Be Wary of 'Unconfirmed Claims' That a Candidate Won the Election
With the increase in voting by mail, there might be a delay in the announcement of election results. This means you could encounter unconfirmed claims that a candidate has won their race. They offer users the opportunity to “Learn how voting by mail is safe and secure” and to “Find out more” about why they believe election results might be delayed. Experts are anticipating historic in-person & by mail turnout this year, which means we may not know the full results of voting on election night. The striking messages are designed to push back against the deluge of false claims about the 2020 election.
PODCAST: Latest Breakdown of Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania With RedState
Duke is back with “Bourbon On The Rocks 1019” and RedState contributors Scott Hounsell and Brad Slager join him and talk about these topics. *How Michigan and Pennsylvania are doing. *What is going on in Florida. *Who will win next Tuesday. * Also why Florida Man prevented the Governor of Florida from voting.
New John James for Michigan Ad Taps Last Man Standing's Tim Allen
After the Detroit News endorsed Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James, he has been firing on all cylinders in order to bring more daylight between him and Democrat incumbent Gary Peters. The gorgeously filmed campaign ad “Together”, narrated by none other than Michigan’s adopted son, comedian and actor Tim Allen (Home Improvement/Toy Story/Last Man Standing), should give James some wind in his sails. That’s John James. I hope everybody remembers.” “James had previously told reporters that he is 2000% in support of President Trump when he ran for office in 2018. As a veteran fighter pilot, business owner, job creator, and Black conservative, John James embodies that change from the status quo.
Google Confirms: There's No Ignoring Bobulinski and 'Plausible Deniability'
During the interview, Bobulinski states that James Biden, brother of the former Vice-President used a particular term to explain away Biden’s potential for scandal should the business dealings in which they were engaging become public. And I just can almost picture his face, where he sort of chuckles and says, you know, plausible deniability. BOBULINSKI: Anyone watching this interview can look up what plausible deniability means — CARLSON: Yes. BOBULINSKI: And the definition is very distinct.”WATCH: Biden family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski says Joe Biden is lying about his family's foreign business deals and planned to hide behind "plausible deniability" pic.twitter.com/axzpn9HMGR — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 28, 2020Turns out, people took his suggestion to heart and jumped on google to do just that. Google has the ability to monitor search results to see what people are searching for, and from where they might be searching.
A Look at the 2020 Election: North Carolina
Part of it is due to districting because there are some weird looking districts in North Carolina. It should be noted that voters in North Carolina are not averse to sending a Democrat to the US Senate. Trump won North Carolina in 2016 by a comfortable margin of slightly less than 200,000 votes of more than 4.5 million cast. Polling out of North Carolina puts that state on the cusp of a Biden victory. I think it comes down to whether Trump pulls Tillis up, or whether Tillis pulls Trump down in North Carolina.
Kira Davis: Vote With Your Eyeballs
I kept trying to make sense of the lockdowns in comparison to the numbers and I simply couldn’t wrap my mind around any of it. So I kept trying to wrap my mind around it, kept trying to convince myself that I just wasn’t smart enough to understand the data. The problem is that we have a media and a social media landscape that is constantly telling us we can’t believe our lying eyes. If you feel confused about what you’re seeing versus what you’re being told it’s only because you’re a rational human being. When you can’t believe anything else, you must believe your “lying” eyes.
'Hold the Line': Cocaine Mitch Expertly Lays out Why the Stakes 'Couldn't Be Higher' in This Election (Watch)
I don’t often write about political ads, but the “Hold the Line” video recently put out by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and the NRSC is worth amplifying because it’s critically important to reaffirm what’s at stake in this election, especially as it relates to the United States Senate with the Republican majority being on the line. Some of those shown include Sen. Thom Tillis (NC), Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (SC), Sen. Martha McSally (AZ), and Michigan Republican Senate nominee John James, among others. “Everything is on the line,” McConnell says in the background, while a quaint, small-town with an American flag proudly billowing in the breeze can be seen in the distance. If anything, the “law and order” factor supersedes all others this year as the primary reason to keep the Senate in Republican control.
Here’s Why Miles Taylor Deserves The Grifter Of The Year Award
The anonymous author, who wrote the piece for the Times, revealed himself as Miles Taylor, a former Homeland Security staffer. He wrote:“The NYT answered a bunch of written questions about why they decided to publish the op-ed, and defended the use of “senior administration official. “I also didn’t realize the definition of ‘senior administration official’ could be *this* expansive,” said Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. Miles Taylor was a distant, disconnected figure who pretended to be some prominent Trump administration insider. The former staffer’s motivation seems clear: He wanted attention and money, and he used an all-too-willing New York Times to achieve both.
'Florida Man' Almost Suppresses DeSantis' Vote
As Election Day 2020 looms (and concerns regarding voter fraud and voter suppression are being bandied about), “Florida Man” is doing his part to keep things interesting. Earlier today, The Hill reported that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ran into a snag when he went to cast his vote:Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was nearly prevented from casting his ballot this week after a man allegedly changed his home address online. A Florida man is facing felony charges after authorities say he changed Gov. Of course, now I’m wondering how many other clever souls out there might attempt to mess with Florida voter registrations now that they’ve learned of Guevara’s prank.
Is New York Using Anti-Semitism to Expand Its Assault on the First Amendment?
The governor of New York threatening the Orthodox community. The mayor of New York threatening the Orthodox community. NYPD uses a “parking complaint” as an excuse to enter an Orthodox Jewish home. Police officers enter PRIVATE HOMES to find Jewish gatherings in Monsey, New York: “We came because we had a vehicle parking complaint. This virus has allowed would-be totalitarians everywhere to find a “public health” exception to the First Amendment.
Yeezus Saves? New Poll Out of Minnesota Is Going to Have Team Biden Fuming
Minnesota went to Clinton in 2016 by a margin of just 44,000 votes, among the smallest margins of victory in the country. That tiny margin, coupled with the economic boom created prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, placed Minnesota within striking distance for team Trump. Polling for the state has Biden up 6 for the Real Clear Politics average, and 270towin had Minnesota leaning blue. To compare to 2016, the last two polls had Clinton with a 10 and 8 point lead respectively, in a race that had Clinton win by 1.5 points. In other words, the majority of Kanye’s voters would be voting for Biden if Kanye wasn’t on the ballot.
Disney Considers Suing Newsom, Moving Jobs out of California, as Newsom Doubles Down on Closures
Before getting to WDW Pro’s listing of actions Disney could take, a pause to appreciate their intro to the story. Theme parks all over the world are shut down. America and China enter into a soft cold war, risking your multi-billion dollar investment in Asian theme parks should you say one wrong thing. Iger was tasked with getting the NBA to Walt Disney World in order to keep WDW profitable. Yep, that pretty much sets the stage for where Disney was as the execs awaited Newsom’s theme park reopening guidelines.
WATCH: Jewish Men Trying to Stand in Solidarity with Philly Rioters are Harrassed, Assaulted and Chased Away
BREAKING: Wal-Mart is being looted for a 2nd time by BLM rioters in Philadelphia They are looting 15+ stores over a 4 block radius. A group explained to three men — two of them wearing yarmulkes — “We don’t need no solidarity. The nation of Amalek is long gone, but they live on as the internal enemies that we each battle on a daily basis. Black Lives Matter? Furthermore, Black Lives Matter™, so far as I can tell, also isn’t focused on the lives of a particular race but rather a broad scope including Marxism, gender politics, and the dissolution of the family.
Supreme Court in Two Cases Today Says It Is Too Late to Intervene in Election Law Challenges -- BEFORE the Election
In two separate cases today the Supreme Court declined to intervene and block changes to state election laws that had been imposed by lower courts. In North Carolina, the law was changed by the North Carolina Board of Elections. The Purcell principle involves the Supreme Court’s admonishment to lower federal courts that they should not grant relief making changes in state election law close to an election. Justice Roberts has already indicated a reluctance to have federal courts get involved in second-guessing state court decisions on state election law. Justice Kavanaugh has been very outspoken about the application of Purcell to these late election law changes.
Girl Scout Org. Tweet Honors 5 Women on SCOTUS, Then Swiftly Bowed to SJW Scolds
Girl Scouts just deleted this tweet after being attacked by the mob. pic.twitter.com/rfv5LuQUiA — Lisa Britton (@LisaBritton) October 28, 2020Here was the top blue check to call out the Girl Scouts’ “misstep” against leftist conformity. For science.https://t.co/JNdXTHLS12 — L ? (@SomeBitchIKnow) October 28, 2020This evening, unfortunately, the Girl Scouts of America bowed to the scolds, by deleting the offending tweet. In a startling bit ot irony, look who has no trouble debunking that concept, in a comment on the Girl Scouts’ statement. [see: Girl Scouts Reward Highest Honor to Girl Who Organized Abortion Promotion Campaign]As the other Stephen Miller put it:Twitter bullied the Girl Scouts lol.
Boise NBC Affiliate Refuses to Remove Fake News About GOP Lawmaker and Face Masks
Such is the case with KTVB, the NBC affiliate in Boise, Idaho, which recently lied about a state representative who posted the CDC’s data regarding masks use and Covid infection rates. In her report, Fields stated, “The CDC study Nichols cited as proof that masks don’t prevent the spread of Coronavirus, it needs some context.” Fields then went on to momsplain the study. That was your input.”Then, when Nichols checked her state email account an hour and 15 minutes later, she saw Fields’ email and responded again. KTVB was contacted twice by Representative Nichols and twice by her attorney, but they have chosen to leave slanted, false news on their website. By the way, I reached out to Representative Nichols for comment on this story.
Legendary Golfer Cautions Critics Who Hate Trump's Tweets: 'His Love for America....Has Come Through Loud and Clear'
And all believed in the American Dream. He’s worked for the average person. They gave their son—my father—the opportunity to pursue his education and his American Dream. I was taught strong family values and worked hard to pursue my own dreams—my own American dream. I also believe that Donald Trump’s policies will bring the American Dream to many families across the nation who are still trying to achieve it.
Red Bulls blank Revolution and clinch a playoff spot
Aaron Long scored in the 89th minute and the New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 1-0 on Wednesday night in Harrison, N.J. Both teams clinched playoff spots later when FC Dallas beat Inter Miami. Long put away a half-volley from the top of the 6-yard box after Tim Parker’s re-directed a corner kick by Alejandro Romero Gamarra. The Red Bulls (8-8-5) are unbeaten in their last five games, but has just two wins in its last seven. New England (7-6-8) is winless, with two losses, in its last three games.
Mike Anderson’s mentality with St. John’s a sleeper in Big East
“It’s kind of like, seeing is believing,” Anderson said during Wednesday’s Big East media day. St. John’s had won three of its final four games, which included a blowout victory over No. St. John’s was picked by the Big East coaches to finish ninth in the league, with no players earning preseason honors. Last season, St. John’s was picked to finish ninth and held that seeding in the Big East Tournament. “I think a lot of people are sleeping on St. John’s,” Willard said.
Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine could be available by January
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, told the Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday that a COVID-19 vaccine might be available in the U.S. as early as January. Fauci said the five companies that are working on vaccines probably won’t be ready with their data until December. “Could be January, could be later,” Fauci said of the vaccine’s timeline. “As we continue into the cool months of the fall and soon the cold months of the winter we’re starting to see something going in the wrong direction,” he said. “We should have been way down in baseline in daily cases and we’re not.”The U.S. has seen more than 226,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to John Hopkins University.
NBA players union ‘negative’ on league’s Dec. 22 start proposal
In response to the NBA’s proposed 72-game schedule the league is considering for the 2020-21 regular season, which includes a Dec. 22 tipoff, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts says that players are currently mostly against the plan. With a Friday deadline for owners or players to choose to nix the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement, Roberts told The Athletic Wednesday that the proposal is being reviewed extensively. Members of the NBA Board of Governors are mulling the feasibility of a short free agency period following the Nov. 18 draft with training camps starting Dec. 1. “Our players deserve the right to have some runway so that they can plan for a start that soon,” Roberts said. “The overwhelming response from the players that I have received to this proposal has been negative.”
Jesus Medina scores for second straight game to propel NYCFC
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Jesús Medina scored for the second consecutive game and New York City FC beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday night. NYCFC (10-8-3) has won back-to-back games following a three-game winless streak. Toronto FC (12-4-5) has dropped consecutive games, including a 5-0 loss to Philadelphia, following a nine-game unbeaten streak. Philadelphia beat the Chicago Fire 2-1. Toronto FC had 45.5 percent of the possession against NYCFC, was outshot 15-7 and didn’t have a shot on target.
Man arrested for vandalizing Queens cars with Black Lives Matter graffiti
A man was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly tagging cars with Black Lives Matter graffiti in Jackson Heights, sources said. Heriberto Torres, 56, of Queens, allegedly admitted to vandalizing several cars in the neighborhood because of his affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement, police sources said. Torres was connected to the crimes by a tattoo of a woman on his forearm, which was first spotted by investigators in surveillance video of the vandalism, sources said. More than 50 vehicles in the Queens neighborhood have been targeted with graffiti, sources said. Torres was charged in several of the acts of vandalism with criminal mischief and making graffiti, sources said.
Police say van containing explosives found in Philadelphia
A van containing explosives was found in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, as the city remains on high alert over days of unrest stemming from the police shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr., according to a report. The van was found at Logan Circle in the Center City neighborhood, WPVI reported. Police fired 14 shots at Wallace, though police have not said how many times he was hit. The officers involved in the killing have been taken off the street as the shooting is investigated. On Wednesday, Philadelphia police commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the department will release bodycam footage and the audio of 911 calls made in connection to the fatal shooting.
Marymount College offers NYC campus as early voting site to ease crowds
The elections agency underestimated the number of voters who would flock to early voting sites starting last weekend. Marymount Manhattan College president Kerry Walk committed to offering space at her campus for an early voting site after being approached by state Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, who represents the UES. “I spoke today with Dr. Kerry Walk, the President of Marymount Manhattan College, and asked her for assistance,” Seawright said. Walk stepped up immediately and informed me that Marymount Manhattan College can host early voting on the college campus on Saturday, October 31st, and Sunday, November 1.”Seawright then asked Commissioner Townsend for her support to add Marymount as a supplemental early voting site. The BOE added nine hours to the schedule from Friday through Sunday to try to reduce long lines at the 88 early voting sites.
UK police chiefs warn COVID rule-flouting Christmas parties will be broken up
Police chiefs in the UK warned that family holiday gatherings may be broken up if they flout coronavirus restrictions. Top cops in the counties of West Midlands and Merseyside said officers will intervene if they get reports of COVID-19 rule-breaking over the festive period, The Daily Mail reported. The West Midlands are currently under Tier 2 restrictions, meaning people can’t mix with anyone outside their own households or “bubble” indoors. Jamieson also warned people against holding large gatherings inside during the upcoming Hanukkah and Diwali celebrations. Jane Kennedy, the police and crime commissioner in Merseyside, which is currently a Tier 3 region, said she would also probe reports of illegal gatherings over Christmas.
Arizona Uber driver arrested for sexually assaulting intoxicated passenger
An Arizona Uber driver was arrested Monday for sexually assaulting an intoxicated passenger, reports said. Mark Anthony Taylor, 30, picked the woman up from a house party in Scottsdale early Saturday morning, according to court documents obtained by NBC 12. The vehicle then stopped at an address that was not the destination she entered, though the ride was listed as completed anyway. The friend followed Taylor to the location and found him in the backseat of his vehicle with the victim. Taylor admitted to having sex with the woman, acknowledging she was so intoxicated that she was unable to hold herself up.
Forget the polls, these Rust Belters offer real election insight: Devine
To get a real sense for how this election is going, you need to ignore the national polls in establishment media that have Joe Biden poised for a decisive victory. Weirton, over the border from western Pennsylvania, and Steubenville, across the river in Ohio, are ground zero of the deindustrialization of America. But under Trump’s “America first” policies, steel furnaces re-started, manufacturing jobs began to come back, and oil and gas boomed. Coombs suspects some Trump voters also are deliberately misleading pollsters. “That’s what supports this entire panhandle, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky .
Nets honor Basquiat, a Kevin Durant favorite, with new alternate threads
But the late artist is still impacting the Brooklyn borough where he was born and the Nets now play. And their latest “City Edition” jersey will fete Basquiat, a 1970s street artist who made the transition to galleries before dying at 27. Nets star Kevin Durant has cited Basquiat as someone who inspired him; now he’ll don a Basquiat-inspired uniform. Durant talked with Overtime CEO Dan Porter about studying various giants in their field, and cited Basquiat. Earlier this month, photos appeared online of the Nets’ retro-style 1990s vintage New Jersey uniforms from the Kenny Anderson-Derrick Coleman-Drazen Petrovic era.
Philly DA Larry Krasner warns Trump against sending ‘uncertified poll watchers’
The Philadelphia District Attorney on Wednesday warned the Trump administration against sending poll watchers to the city on Election Day. District Attorney Larry Krasner warned in a statement that he’s “got something” for President Trump if he breaks the law and sends “goon squads” to the city. The statement comes after a city judge ruled it is illegal for the Trump campaign to send poll watchers to the city during the presidential election. In his statement, Krasner fumed that any attempt by the president to monitor city polls would be met by resistance from his office. “Keep your Proud Boys, goon squads, and uncertified ‘poll watchers’ out of our city, Mr. President.
Supreme Court allows North Carolina absentee ballot deadline extension
Absentee ballots that arrive before or on Nov. 12 in North Carolina will be counted after the US Supreme Court declined Wednesday to hear a case challenging the state’s deadline extension. According to North Carolina’s State Board of Elections, absentee ballots still must be postmarked by Election Day and will have to be received no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 12. “North Carolina voters had a huge win tonight at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court upheld the State Board of Elections’ effort to ensure that every eligible vote counts, even during a pandemic,” North Carolina’s Attorney General, Josh Stein said in a tweet. “Voters must have their mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day, but now we all have certainty that every eligible vote will be counted.
Top-ranking US Space Force officer tests positive for COVID-19
A top-ranking officer in the US Space Force has tested positive for COVID-19, the Air Force said in a statement Wednesday. “The Department of the Air Force continues to follow established DoD and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention policies and guidelines for COVID,” the statement says. “Measures include temperature testing, social distancing to the greatest extent possible, the wearing of masks when social distancing is not possible, and contact tracing and quarantining, if needed,” it adds. The Space Force is a division of the Air Force that was created in 2019 to maintain “mission ready space forces” for warfare in space, according to the US Defense Department. As of Tuesday, the Air Force had recorded a total of 8,741 coronavirus cases among their military employees.
Hollywood producer David Guillod arrested on sex assault charges again
A Hollywood producer was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on Wednesday — four months after he was charged with drugging, kidnapping and raping four women, police said. Guillod, 53, was out on bail at the time, on prior sexual assault charges tied to four alleged attacks that occurred between 2012 and 2015 in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties. She’s one of the four victims whose cases are being pursued by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. He was being held at the Los Angeles Police Metropolitan Detention Center on $5 million bail. His defense attorney, Phillip Cohen, confirmed his client’s arrest to the Los Angeles Times but couldn’t provide additional details.
Idaho mayoral candidate, coffee shop manager dead in suspected murder-suicide
A mayoral candidate in Idaho and a woman who manages a local coffee shop were found shot dead in a possible murder-sucide last week, a report said. Jared Murphy, 28, a police officer running to be mayor of Bellevue, and 34-year-old Ashley Midby died of gunshot wounds last Thursday at a cafe on the city’s Main Street, police told the Idaho State Journal. Midby managed Coffee Corner, where they were both found, the report said. Investigators did not reveal who they believe the murderer is, but said it appears the two knew each other. Murphy, a police officer in the nearby city of Hailey, unsuccessfully ran to be Bellevue’s mayor in 2018, the report said.
How Nas inspired Jalen Rose to embrace his flaws
To add to that, my two front teeth were both chipped and cracked, after falling on them during a backyard football game. When I got into the NBA, one of the first things I did was go to the dentist and fix my smile. When Nas burst onto the scene, I loved his music. He’s full of so much wisdom, I had to include him in the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Detroit native Jalen Rose is a member of the University of Michigan’s iconoclastic Fab Five, who shook up the college hoops world in the early ’90s.
Chris Cuomo slams Miles Taylor for past denial as ‘Anonymous’ op-ed writer
Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night blasted Miles Taylor for denying in a past CNN interview that he was the author of an “anonymous” New York Times op-ed slamming the president. “You lied to us, Miles,” Cuomo told the former Homeland Security staffer. “I wrote that work anonymously to deprive him of that opportunity and to force him to answer the questions on their merits,” he added. Regardless of his intentions, Taylor said, Trump has “failed to deny what was in” his 2019 book, “A Warning,” which bashed the president as an “undisciplined” and “amoral” leader. Taylor, who resigned from DHS in April 2019, also acknowledged he wronged Cooper and other reporters who have questioned if was “anonymous.”“I owe Anderson Cooper a beer, I owe him a mea culpa,” Taylor said.
'Medicated' Halloween edibles resembling name-brand candy prompt Indiana State Police warning
Parents in Indiana have been warned to be extra vigilant with any Halloween candy given to their young trick-or-treaters this year. In a recent Facebook post, the Indiana State Police shared photos of seized holiday edibles featuring packaging that resembles that of actual name brands -- but with the word “medicated” printed on the wrapper along with cannabis symbols. “Parents, here is an example of what to look for in your child's Halloween candy this year,” the post reads. THIS IS THE 'WORST HALLOWEEN CANDY,' ACCORDING TO NEW SURVEY“These are not official Mars products as they were not created nor supported by the company,” a company spokesperson confirmed for Fox News. Aside from marijuana-related edibles and any other potential candy tampering, parents and children will have to deal with the coronavirus pandemic this Halloween.
AP sources: Rockets hiring Stephen Silas to replace D'Antoni
The Houston Rockets and Stephen Silas have an agreement for the Dallas assistant to replace Mike D'Antoni as coach, multiple people with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday. The longtime NBA assistant has worked with elite guards before, most recently in two seasons with the Mavericks and 21-year-old sensation Luka Doncic. The nine seasons as a Charlotte assistant for Silas included time with Kemba Walker, and he was with Golden State when the Warriors drafted Stephen Curry in 2009. Silas started his coaching career on his father's staff with the Charlotte Hornets in 2000. Paul Silas spent 16 years as a player in the NBA and another 22 as a coach.
Predict six winners, win the $1 million rollover with Fox Super 6
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Philadelphia police bomb squad, ATF on scene after explosives found in van: reports
Multiple explosive devices were found inside a van near Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday night, prompting a response by the city police bomb squad and federal investigators, according to a report. The federal agents on the scene were from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, FOX 29 of Philadelphia reported. Earlier Wednesday, both President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden commented on the unrest in Philadelphia. The federal government is looking at it also.”Biden spoke briefly about Philadelphia on Wednesday after voting in Delaware. Tom Wolf declared a disaster emergency Wednesday to acquire additional support for dealing with the unrest, FOX 29 reported.
'Property Brothers' star Jonathan Scott, born in Canada, votes in first US election: 'I am proud'
Jonathan Scott is among the stars to have cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential election. The 42-year-old "Property Brothers" star was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada, but has obtained the right to vote in the United States. 'PROPERTY BROTHERS' STAR JONATHAN SCOTT OPENS UP ABOUT 'AMAZING' RELATIONSHIP WITH ZOOEY DESCHANELHe added: "Don’t take it for granted. Scott isn't the only Canadian star to cast a ballot in this year's election, however, as actor Ryan Reynolds -- also born in Vancouver -- recently revealed he did the same. JONATHAN SCOTT ON QUARANTINING WITH GIRLFRIEND ZOOEY DESCHANEL: IT'S 'A BLESSING'"This is my first time voting in America.
Houston police sergeant's funeral set for Thursday after fatal shooting
The city of Houston, Texas, is scheduled to bid a final farewell Thursday to a police sergeant who was killed in a shooting last week, according to reports. A private funeral for the fallen officer will be held at Grace Church Houston at 11 a.m., reports said. ALLEGED KILLER OF HOUSTON POLICE SERGEANT COULD FACE DEATH PENALTYHe added that Floyd and Preston both attended Jack Yates High School in Houston. He faces capital murder and attempted capital murder charges in the death of Preston and the shooting of Officer Courtney Waller. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHe will be laid to rest Saturday in East Texas, according to FOX 26.
Chicago cop killer gets life sentence in death of Cmdr. Paul Bauer
A man convicted of murdering a Chicago police commander in 2018 was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday. Shomari Legghette, 47, recieved a mandatory life term for the fatal February 2018 shooting of Cmdr. Paul Bauer, 53, because he was convicted of killing a police officer in the line of duty. WAUKEGAN POLICE SHOOTING VIDEO RELEASED, VICTIMS' ATTORNEYS QUESTION OFFICER'S CREDIBILITY“There was nothing fair about this prosecution,” Legghette said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. CHICAGO SECURITY GUARD STABBED 27 TIMES AFTER ASKING SHOPPERS T OMASK UP AMID CORONAVIRUSBefore the fatal shooting, plainclothes officers saw Legghette urinating on a support column.
NFL's plans for Super Bowl LV in Tampa include limited fan attendance, report says
The coronavirus pandemic has affected sports around the world, and it will likely have an impact on America’s biggest sporting event when Feb. 7 rolls around. The NFL is expected to have limited seating with a capacity set at 20 percent for Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Fans will sit in pods six feet apart and masks will be required, ESPN reported. NFL WEEK 8 POWER RANKINGS: STEELERS ARE NEW NO. 1, PATRIOTS TAKE SIGNIFICANT DROPIf a Week 18 is added to the end of the schedule to make up regular-season games that get postponed, the bye week between the AFC and NFC Championship Games and the Super Bowl would be eliminated, which means the Super Bowl would remain on Feb. 7.
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom create song encouraging fans to vote in person
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have a message for American voters. "Vote in person, not with a mail-in ballot," added the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star. ORLANDO BLOOM REVEALS WHO HIS AND KATY PERRY'S DAUGHTER LOOKS MOST LIKE"Now's the time to vote in person, person, people of the United States," finished Perry. KATY PERRY COMPARES MARRIAGE TO RUSSELL BRAND TO 'A TORNADO'Bloom, a Briton, explained that he cannot vote, but asked fans to do so for his daughter, Daisy, whom he shares with Perry. Kamala Harris was named as Joe Biden's pick for vice president.
Oregon health official dresses as clown to announce COVID-19 death toll
This is no laughing matter. A senior Oregon health official is going viral for dressing up as a clown to announce the latest coronavirus death toll. Claire Poche, a senior health adviser for the Oregon Health Authority, wore white and red face makeup along with a red tie with a polka dot shirt in the somber video announcement. “As of today, there have been 38,160 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, with 390 new cases being reported today,” she started her virtual presentation after introducing herself. “Sadly, we are also reporting three deaths today, bringing the statewide total for COVID-19-related deaths to 608,” she said.
Trump gives Arizona's McSally 'one minute' onstage during rally as she lags in polls
Quick, quick, quick. PRESIDENT TRUMP PITCHES NEVADA VOTERS FROM ARIZONA AFTER RALLY-RELATED FINES“I’m proud to be fighting for Arizonans,” McSally had said, in response to a question about whether she was proud to support Trump. After the senator ran off stage Trump proceeded to call up four other Republicans – none of who are up for re-election or even from Arizona. The Wednesday rally was not the first time the president appeared less than enthusiastic about McSally. During a rally earlier this month Trump praised McSally's GOP primary challenger, Kelli Ward, who frequently went after McSally on the campaign trail.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Americans are in two politically warring camps — each side hates the other
They are often made hard by fear — fear of making the wrong choice, fear of chaos, fear of loss. JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO: COURT PACKING -- A BRIEF BUT IMPORTANT HISTORYPaine comes to mind this week as Americans decide who will be the most powerful person on Earth for the next four years. Americans are in two politically warring camps; each side hates the other and fears darkness if the other side wins. The federal government has borrowed $3 trillion in the past year — more money borrowed per minute than at any time in history. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO
Chrissy Teigen 'honored' by Hillary Clinton sharing her essay on pregnancy loss
Chrissy Teigen is sending thanks to Hillary Clinton. On Tuesday, the 34-year-old cookbook author published an essay recounting the experience of her recent pregnancy loss. CHRISSY TEIGEN PENS EMOTIONAL ESSAY RECOUNTING PREGNANCY LOSS: 'THAT WILL PROBABLY ALWAYS HAUNT ME'"Oh my god Hillary Clinton just tweeted my essay now I have to delete the stupid videos I just posted oh my god please dont look at them Hillary Clinton," she wrote. CHRISSY TEIGEN RETURNS TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BRIEF UPDATE AFTER PREGNANCY LOSS: 'WE ARE OKAY'"I love you back," Clinton simply responded. In her essay, Teigen thanked her friends, family and fans for their support throughout her emotional journey.
This Day in History: Oct. 29
On this day, Oct. 29 ...1929: "Black Tuesday" descends upon the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapse amid panic selling and thousands of investors are wiped out as America’s “Great Depression” begins. Also on this day:1901: President William McKinley’s assassin, Leon Czolgosz, is electrocuted. President William McKinley’s assassin, Leon Czolgosz, is electrocuted. 1998: Sen. John Glenn, at age 77, roars back into space aboard the shuttle Discovery, retracing the trail he’d blazed for America’s astronauts 36 years earlier.
New York Post editor accuses Twitter CEO of 'high-tech racketeering' over Hunter Biden story
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is practicing "blackmail" by demanding the New York Post delete a tweet sharing a link to its bombshell report about Hunter Biden before its account is unlocked, op-ed editor Sohrab Ahmari told "The Story" Wednesday. "I say that sounds like high-tech racketeering," Ahmari told host Martha MacCallum. Though unable to tweet Thursday's cover, Ahmari said that it is available on the New York Post website and features Dorsey "blackmailing" investigative journalism. TWITTER USERS MOCK CEO OVER 'DISGUSTINGLY UNKEMPT' BEARD AT SENATE HEARING"Nice paper you got there," Ahmari remarked in summing up Dorsey's comments. "Neither Mr. Joe Biden or Mr. Hunter Biden has denied the authenticity of the emails," he said.
Trump Jr. warns election is 'about freedom versus tyranny, capitalism versus socialism and Communism'
The Democrats' "endgame" is to transform America into a far-left, Marxist state where dissent is not permitted, Donald Trump Jr. told "Hannity" Wednesday night. That is the Democrat Party today. That's what people across America have to recognize: This is not your grandparents' Democrat Party ... this Democrat Party is a socialist and Marxist party. The president's son went on to explain that "this election is about freedom versus tyranny, capitalism versus socialism and Communism. "It was awesome," Trump Jr. said, joking that he wanted to confirm with the crowd that they knew the rally wasn't "for senior [but] for junior."
Sean Hannity: Only voters can prevent Democrats from enacting 'radical extreme socialist agenda'
The American public is the only thing that can stop Democrats from potentially taking over the entire government next year, Sean Hannity argued Wednesday. The host added that anyone predicting the result with less than a week to go until Election Day, doesn't know “what the hell they’re talking about.”“Nobody has a crystal ball,” he said. “Your vote, if you believe this, is critical and everybody takes it seriously,” he said. “Yes, you can shock the world again… That is your power. You are the ultimate jury.”
Karl Rove: Promised Biden 'transition' from oil, fossil fuels would be death blow to Texas economy
Joe Biden's promise to "transition" from the oil industry and fossil fuel exploration will kill the economy in Texas and other states while increasing energy costs and causing massive job losses, Fox News contributor Karl Rove told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday. "Houston’s economy is driven by the fact that all of the exploration in the Gulf of Mexico is directed, funded, staffed and executed out of the city of Houston," Rove told host Laura Ingraham. "You take that business and the Houston economy will get hit hard," he said,Rove added that "downstream" businesses, such as refineries, would have to shut down under a Biden presidency. The former George W. Bush adviser also noted that while Democrats claim to be champions of public schools, the Texas oil industry is the second-largest source of tax revenue that benefits the state university system. Rove then turned to Biden's promise to get the nation to "zero" carbon emissions by 2035, which he said would destroy the livelihoods of many Americans.
Biden and Trump to tangle in Tampa on Thursday
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump hold dueling rallies Thursday in Tampa, Florida, the western anchor of the critical I-4 swing region in the extremely crucial general election battleground state. The president goes first, holding an early afternoon rally outside of Raymond James Stadium, which his home to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION COMES DOWN TO THESE 9 STATESThe former vice president goes second, headlining a socially distanced drive-in car rally in the early evening. Biden arrives in Tampa after holding a campaign event earlier in the day in Democratic rich Broward County in southeast Florida. An average of the most recent polling in the state shows an extremely close contest between Biden and the president.
Ingraham: Biden 'wants America to be permanently defined and changed' -- and will use COVID-19 to do it
With just six days to go until Election Day, Joe Biden's campaign "reeks of surrender," Laura Ingraham argued Wednesday. "Of course, he is talking about COVID," said the "Ingraham Angle" host of the Democratic presidential nominee. He wants America to be permanently defined and changed and he's all in for using this Chinese virus to do it." Ingraham railed against Biden's proposed approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic, particularly his promise of more lockdowns. INGRAHAM: AMERICANS WILL BE STRIPPED OF ANY FREEDOM UNDER BIDENBiden has staked his campaign on a message of "doom and gloom," and Americans are falling for it, Ingraham said.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus endorses Trump
Jack Nicklaus, the legendary golfer, took to Twitter late Wednesday to endorse President Trump and urged Americans who have not made up their minds to give the incumbent another look. He said his grandfathers worked on the railroad and relished living in a country where the American dream is achievable. Nicklaus wrote that he wants more families to achieve that dream and fears the U.S. could turn into a socialist country where the government runs your life. PRESIDENT TRUMP PITCHES NEVADA VOTERS FROM ARIZONA AFTER RALLY-RELATED FINES“This is not a personality contest; it’s about patriotism,” he said. He continued, “His love for America and its citizens, and putting his country first, has come through loud and clear.”
'Damning' Hunter Biden documents mysteriously vanish in transit to Los Angeles, Tucker says
A shipment of "damning" documents linked to Hunter Biden and his father mysteriously disappeared in transit to Los Angeles, Fox News host Tucker Carlson revealed on his show Wednesday night. "On Monday of this week, we received from a source a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family," Carlson went on. HUNTER BIDEN'S EX-BUSINESS ASSOCIATE TALKS TO 'TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT'"We texted a producer in New York and asked him to send those documents to us in L.A, " Carlson explained. But the documents never arrived in Los Angeles, Carlson said. "Tuesday morning we received word from the shipping company that our package had been opened and the contents were missing.
Trump deserves 2nd term even though he’s a ‘wretched human being,’ newspaper says
In an endorsement published this week, a Washington state newspaper said it agrees with President Trump’s critics that the commander-in-chief has numerous faults – but that doesn’t mean Trump doesn’t deserve a second term. “Public employee unions would hold outsized power and demand greater spending,” he continued. “To afford it all,” he added, “Biden and a Democrat-controlled Congress would have to impose unprecedented tax increases or accept catastrophic deficit spending. “President Trump is not always 100 percent wrong, but he is 100 percent wrong for America,” the Union Leader wrote. Biden, meanwhile, may not be the president we want,” the newspaper claimed, “but in 2020 he is the president we desperately need.”
Live Updates: Election 2020 polling average shows Biden leading Trump nationally with just days left
Democratic nominee Joe Biden continues to lead President Trump in national polling, although the race has tightened to a seven-point lead for Biden, down from 10 points earlier in October, according to Real Clear Politics' polling average. More than 59 million total ballots cast as of Monday morning suggested a record turnout for this year's race compared to the 47.2 million early votes cast in the 2016 election, according to data from the United States Elections Project. The number of early ballots cast so far represents 43.1% of the total national voter turnout in 2016. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states where the ballot counting process cannot begin until the morning of Election Day. Follow below for more updates on the 2020 presidential race.
Live Updates: Hurricane Zeta battering Gulf Coast; At least 1 dead
Hurricane Zeta continues to batter the Gulf Coast and produce life-threatening storm surge, as well as, strong winds over southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi. At least one person has died, a 55-year-old man who was electrocuted by a downed power line, according to a Louisiana coroner. The storm knocked out power to thousands and threatened to push up to 9 feet of seawater inland in a region already pounded by multiple storms this year. Zeta made landfall Wednesday evening near Cocodrie in southeastern Louisiana as a Category 2 stormFollow below for more updates on Hurricane Zeta. Mobile users click here.
Live Updates: Philadelphia imposes curfew after 2 consecutive nights of violence
Philadelphia imposed a citywide curfew Wednesday after two nights of unrest that saw violent clashes between demonstrators and police. The curfew will run from 9 p.m.to 6 a.m. Thursday. Businesses were notified in a message from the city managing director's office. Follow below for more updates on the unrest in Philadelphia. Mobile users click here.
Bill Maher says Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'should've quit' under Obama: She didn't 'take the hint'
BILL MAHER RIPS AMY CONEY BARRETT: 'SHE'S A F---ING NUT'"The Democratic plan for the Supreme Court was 'Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't die.' So it was just like, 'Hey, boy, that Supreme Court is an important place, huh ... and you're getting up in age.' When you lose power, you keep losing it." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHe continued, "We lose presidential elections, they appoint justices, so now the Supreme Court is 6-3. You lose power and then you lose it again."
Girl Scouts delete social media post congratulating Amy Coney Barrett on Supreme Court appointment
The Girl Scouts of America deleted a social media post on its official Twitter and Facebook pages Wednesday evening congratulating Amy Coney Barrett on her appointment to the Supreme Court. "Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization," the statement added. "When other conservatives trashed Girl Scouts for leftist ideas, I defended it,” she added. Those of you bashing the organization, please remember there are conservatives that support Girl Scouts too. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe post congratulating Barrett is not the first time the Girl Scouts has shown support for female figures in the political arena.
Docs from Hunter biz partner Tony Bobulinski reviewed by Senate committee so far legit: report
A Senate committee has been able to verify the materials it has reviewed so far from Tony Bobulinski, a former Hunter Biden business partner, according to a report on Wednesday. Bobulinski provided the materials to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, The Daily Caller reported. Bobulinski — who has accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of lying about involvement in his son’s overseas business deals — was set to be interviewed by the FBI and by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Finance Committee. Bobulinski on Thursday showed reporters three phones that he said spanned 2015 to 2018, saying they were evidence that he would provide the FBI. The two Senate committees issued an 87-page report last month on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings.
500,000 lose power as Hurricane Zeta tears through Louisiana
More than half a million people across Louisiana lost power Wednesday evening as Hurricane Zeta slammed the state, flooding streets and bringinging down power lines. One of the state’s largest utility companies Entergy said that more than 477,000 customers in Louisiana lost power as of about 9:45 p.m. Another roughly 69,000 customers of smaller utility firm Cleco had also lost power, the company said. Jefferson Parish in Southeastern Louisiana and neighboring Orleans Parish collectively made up more than 330,000 of the outages, many in the city of New Orleans, according to Entergy’s site. The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said that the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services responded to a fatal electrocution related to a downed power line.
Italian town auctions homes for $1 to bring in residents: Report
There’s yet another Italian town selling homes for one Euro, or $1.18Salemi, Italy, will be auctioning off a few dozen abandoned houses, starting at one Euro, according to DailyMail.com. The town, in the Southwest part of Sicily, is the latest to join the growing trend started by other towns such as Sambuca and Mussomeli. Though Salemi is the most recent town to participate in the trend, DailyMail.com reported that it was one of the first places to recommend the strategy as a way to draw residents -- and have some of its old homes renovated. SAN FRANCISCO TAX REVENUE PLUNGE POINTS TO RESIDENT EXODUSHowever, the project took a while to get started because the town had to update some of its infrastructure. However, they do have to submit a “detailed” plan to renovate the home they are planning to buy, the website reported.
Kristin Cavallari 'looking forward' to spending Thanksgiving with kids, Jay Cutler ‘as a family’ amid divorce
Kristin Cavallari and her estranged husband, former football pro Jay Cutler, are putting their kids first. "I’m actually gonna be spending it just with my kids and [my estranged husband] Jay Cutler as a family. KRISTIN CAVALLARI TALKS FOCUSING ON ‘WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE’ AMID JAY CUTLER DIVORCE"Jay and I were discussing the menu together yesterday, and he’ll be on meat duty," the "True Comfort" cookbook author said. We’re in a solid enough place that we’re able to do that, and I’m really thankful for that." "We tried really, really hard for years and years.
Kelly Osbourne shows off 85-pound weight loss, dons colorful 'vote' face mask while celebrating 36th birthday
In celebration of her 36th birthday, the star threw a bash on Tuesday and took to the red carpet to put her 85-pound weight loss on full display. For the event, Osbourne donned a slim, figure-hugging, ankle-length black dress with matching black heels. For some photos, the star also wore a black face mask with the word "vote" printed on it many times in bright, colorful letters. It is the best thing I have ever done.”Osbourne's own surgery took out about 80% of her stomach but differed from gastric bypass surgery. “If you don’t work out and you don’t eat right, you gain weight.
Queen, David Bowie's 'Under Pressure' covered by Willie Nelson, Karen O
Willie Nelson and Karen O have put a spin on a classic rock tune. On Wednesday, the duo released a cover of "Under Pressure," originally by Queen and David Bowie. WILLIE NELSON OPENS UP ABOUT CHEATING IN NEW BOOK: 'MY WANDERING WAYS WERE TOO MUCH FOR ANY WOMAN'This isn't the first time that Nelson, 87, has used music to speak about politics. In 2018, the country legend released "Vote 'Em Out" amid the 2018 state elections in Texas, encouraging fans to vote blue. "If you don’t like it now / if it’s more than you’ll allow / if you don’t like who's in there vote ‘em out."
Meghan Markle seeks to delay start of trial in privacy lawsuit
Meghan Markle is looking to push back her trial. The Duchess of Sussex, 39, is currently slated for a January start to her 10-day trial against Mail on Sunday for publishing excerpts of a letter she sent to her father, Thomas Markle. A preliminary hearing for the case was set for Thursday, according to court documents. High Court Judge Mark Warby will consider the postponement application in a private, online hearing instead. The royal duo are also in the midst of another lawsuit, having sued in response to paparazzi photos being taken of their son, Archie, at their family home.
Judge opens path for removal of Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue
Ralph Northam’s order to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee can be enforced – but also barred any action pending an appeal from the statue's supporters. The towering 13-ton statue is the last remaining on the former Confederate capital’s Monument Avenue. WHICH STATE HAS REMOVED THE MOST CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS DURING NATIONWIDE PROTESTS? “The Lee monument was built to celebrate the Confederacy and uphold white supremacy,” Northam said in a statement. It was recorded, then circulated widely online and prompted immediate backlash – including several nights of rioting in a handful of cities and recurring peaceful protests nationwide.
Supreme Court allows North Carolina to extend deadline for receiving absentee ballots to 9 days after election
The state's extension moved the deadline for absentee ballots from three days after the election to nine, or 5 p.m. on Nov. 12. "Voters must postmark their ballots by Election Day but now have certainty their vote will be counted. “All ballots must still be mailed on or before Election Day,” the ruling stated, according to the News & Observer. “The change is simply an extension from three to nine days after Election Day for a timely ballot to be received and counted." Twenty-two states and Washington, D.C., will allow ballots to be counted after Election Day as long as they are postmarked on time.
Colorado AG steps in after landlord allegedly threatens rent raise at mobile home park if Biden wins
Colorado’s Attorney General sent a cease and desist letter to the owner of a mobile home park in Fort Morgan, Colo., following reports of voter intimidation after the landlord allegedly threatened to spike rent rates should Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden win on Nov. 3. Like paying alot more in taxes, utilities, gasoline, groceries, new permits, fees and regulations…everything! This also means your rent will be increased to cover these expenses. Most likely, rent would double in price!” The letter read. “If the current president is re-elected, we will not raise the rent for at least 2 years!” Pagel added.
Tucker Carlson: What Tony Bobulinski told me and why it matters
His name is Tony Bobulinski. That's a very serious claim, and whatever your political views, it's hard to dismiss it when Tony Bobulinski makes it because Bobulinsky is an unusually credible witness. By the end of the hour, it was very clear to us that Tony Bobulinski was telling the truth and that Joe Biden was lying. Wednesday morning, the big papers completely ignored what Tony Bobulinski had to say. Tony Bobulinski asked Jim Biden that question directly.
Buttigieg defends Biden, claims Dems 'would have chosen somebody else' if they wanted fracking ban
mayor told MacCallum that while Biden opposes a full fracking ban, "he understands that climate change is real and he's put forward a way to deal with it that supports workers in the energy industry through this transition. MacCallum reminded Buttigieg that "fracking has allowed this country to become energy independent from the Middle East. FORMER SHELL OIL PRESIDENT SCHOOLS BIDEN ON FRACKING"Yeah," Buttigieg responded. "That's one of the reasons why Joe Biden defeated some Democrats who were further to his left who called for an outright ban on fracking, which he opposes." "If the Democratic Party wanted to choose a candidate who was for an outright total ban then they would have chosen somebody else."
Mask mandates lead to lower rates of coronavirus hospitalizations, Vanderbilt researchers find
Areas of Tennessee where residents regularly wear masks in public have seen notably smaller increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations since June, researchers at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine found. Researchers classified hospitals based on the percentage of patients they treat that reside in counties with a mask requirement. "Hospitals that predominantly serve patients from areas without masking requirements (the <25% group) continue to see the highest rate of growth in hospitalizations," researchers wrote. The study from Vanderbilt University is the latest research to show that masks are an effective tool in mitigating the spread of coronavirus. The CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, but masks have turned into a political flashpoint during the pandemic.
Influencer overstays lease at Hamptons house, refuses to pay $14,000 rent: report
An Instagram influencer has been accused of refusing to pay rent on a house in the Hamptons -- even while she reportedly stayed at the house for several months after her short-term lease had ended. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTERAccording to The Times, Hochberg stayed at the house until Oct. 12. Even in the days leading up to her move out, Hochberg reportedly posted pictures on Instagram of herself in the house. Though she eventually returned the key to the house, Hochberg has reportedly still not paid the second half of her rent, The Times reported. Hochberg reportedly told The Times that the story was “fake news.”
Rick Scott makes 'six-figure' ad buy for Trump in Florida: Report
Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott is backing President Trump’s re-election bid with a significant ad buy in his home state ahead of Election Day, according to a report Wednesday. Scott’s political action committee, Let’s Get to Work, is making a “significant six-figure buy” and will run pro-Trump ads in six to eight Florida media markets, Politico reported. OBAMA UNLOADS ON TRUMP AT RALLY FOR BIDEN: 'WE CAN'T AFFORD 4 MORE YEARS OF THIS'“Democrats have a radical plan for America,” Scott said in the ad. With less than a week until Election Day, the Trump and Biden campaigns are locked in a virtual dead heat in Florida. An average of recent polls compiled by Real Clear Politics shows both Trump and Biden with 48 percent of the vote.
Jeffrey Epstein accuser starts foundation for victims of sexual abuse
Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz, who says the now-dead money man raped her at age 15, is starting a foundation to help survivors of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, she revealed in an exclusive interview with The Post. Araoz reacted to a newly unsealed deposition that Maxwell gave in 2016 in a since-settled lawsuit against Maxwell by another Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre. GHISLAINE MAXWELL DEPOSITION TRANSCRIPTS FOR 2016 CASE RELEASED“It didn’t end with Jeffrey Epstein,” Lerner said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLerner noted that while they help others through the foundation, they will continue to fight Araoz’s civil cases against Epstein, Maxwell and others in Epstein’s network. Lerner said Araoz isn’t participating in the Epstein Victims Compensation Fund — at least for the time being.
Opinion | Justice Ginsburg fails an important test of judicial ethics
It describes the recent conduct of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a.k.a. After substantial public criticism from both her fans and foes, she expressed regret for her remarks. Not only did Ginsburg participate in rejecting the Ohio Democratic Party’s stay application, but also she issued a statement explaining her vote. ADADGinsburg’s failure in this regard is particularly disappointing because so many people hold public institutions, including the court, in such low regard. Now, more than ever, we need public figures to place principle above politics and to follow their legal duty, even when it’s inconvenient.
On Justice Barrett’s Prospective Participation in Election Cases
Justice Amy Coney Barrett will soon decide whether to take part in election-related litigation. Justice Kagan declined to recuse herself from the first Obamacare case (NFIB v. Sebelius) even though, as President Obama’s Solicitor General, she was personally involved (even if only to a limited degree) in advising how to defend against challenges to Obamacare. That line instead appears to have been developed post hoc in order to salvage Kagan’s participation in the Obamacare litigation. The argument that Justice Kagan and Justice Ginsburg were obligated to recuse in these instances strikes me as far stronger than the argument that Justice Barrett is obligated to recuse from election-related cases. Advertisement(I’ve already explained why I disagree with former judge Michael Luttig’s argument that the Supreme Court’s 2009 ruling in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co. has any meaningful bearing on Barrett’s recusal decision.)
WaPo on Kagan Recusal in Obamacare Case
A house editorial in today’s Washington Post opines that neither Justice Thomas nor Justice Kagan should be recused from deciding the challenge to Obamacare. But, as both Kagan and Katyal had ample reason to know, what Katyal told Holder was not correct. That line instead appears to have been developed post hoc in order to salvage Kagan’s participation in the Obamacare litigation. What a shame that it instead relies on the cover-up in deciding the “more delicate and difficult question” of Kagan’s recusal. Judge Mukasey simply doesn’t acknowledge, much less confront, the evidence from the documentary record that underlies the case for Kagan’s recusal.
Brett Kavanaugh’s opinion on voting rights doesn’t mean the Supreme Court will swing the election to Trump
Democrats and voting rights groups, inexplicably thinking they would do better before the voter-hostile Supreme Court, took the case up and lost Monday night. Kavanaugh’s opinion advanced a controversial theory about near-absolute power of state legislatures to set rules in federal elections. As law professor Justin Levitt pointed out, though, Kavanaugh was wrong: The Supreme Court in the Palm Beach case unanimously raised but did not resolve that question. Both states have Democratic-majority state supreme courts, which could order rules for resolving these disputes consistent with their state constitutions but against the wishes of the states’ Republican-dominated legislatures. Mainly because, as both Jonathan Lai and Greg Sargent explained on Tuesday, the chances of the election being decided by the Supreme Court are very slim.
Free Speech on Campus: Northwestern President Morton Schapiro Shows Leadership
Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Ill. (Eugene_Moerman/Getty Images)Morton Schapiro’s letter shows what it looks like for a college leader to be both responsive and responsible. Champions of social justice have demanded that colleges investigate, discipline, and terminate faculty members who fail to hew to the campus consensus. Since June, the group “Northwestern University Community Not Cops” (NUCNC) has been urging the university to disband its police force and cut ties with the police. Some of the instigators appear not to be Northwestern students at all, but rather outside activists. If you, as a member of the Northwestern community, violate rules and laws, I am making it abundantly clear that you will be held accountable.
Sloppy Shots at Kavanaugh’s Concurring Opinion in Wisconsin Election Case
The text of Article II means that “the clearly expressed intent of the legislature must prevail” and that a state court may not depart from the state election code enacted by the legislature. Bush v. Gore, 531 U. S. 98, 120 (2000) (Rehnquist, C. J., concurring); see Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Bd., 531 U. S. 70, 76–78 (2000) (per curiam); McPherson v. Blacker, 146 U. S. 1, 25 (1892). In a Presidential election, in other words, a state court’s “significant departure from the legislative scheme for appointing Presidential electors presents a federal constitutional question.” Bush v. Gore, 531 U. S., at 113 (Rehnquist, C. J., concurring). As you can see, Kavanaugh first quoted a passage from Chief Justice Rehnquist’s concurring opinion in Bush v. Gore. (Contrary to what Hasen’s readers might think, this wasn’t some “further” point, and Kavanaugh made explicit that he was citing a concurring opinion.)
Should Justice Barrett Recuse from 2020 Election Litigation? (Updated)
Now that Justice Barrett is on the Court, it is inevitable that she will be asked to participate in another election case. Based upon the above, there would seem to be no basis for Justice Barrett to recuse from a 2020 election law case. During her confirmation hearings, Senate Democrats suggested Justice Barrett should recuse from election litigation, and former judge Michael Luttig wrote an op-ed arguing Justice Barrett may be obligated to recuse under the Supreme Court's decision in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal. And if, in the end, Justice Barrett decides to recuse the President will have no one to blame but himself. Second, last night, after the Senate vote, Justice Barrett was sworn in at the White House.
Re: JCN Memo on Kagan Recusal
Carrie, thanks for the excellent JCN memo on the issue of Justice Kagan’s from the Obamacare cases. Pardon me for repeating parts of your memo, but I’d just like to highlight a few points:Advertisement1. AdvertisementNor, of course, is there any conceivable reason why Kagan would have been “walled off”; she certainly didn’t have a conflict at that time that prevented her from tending to her duties on Obamacare litigation. In sum, I think that your memo makes a powerful case for Kagan’s recusal from the Obamacare litigation. But I’d of course be eager to hear the counterarguments from those who believe that Kagan may take part.
National Review
Just look at the alternativeEditor’s Note: The following is one of three essays, each from a different perspective, in the latest edition of National Review on the question of whether to vote for President Trump. The views below reflect those of the individual author, not of the NR editorial board as a whole. The other two essays can be found here and here. As I write this, the outcome of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is not yet known. Besides observing that she is eminently qualified, there is just one thing we can say with confidence: The president trying to seat a third …
Jonathan Chait Cannot Stop Thinking about Donald Trump
Jonathan Chait (BookTV/YouTube)New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait has continued his turn toward conspiracy theory with a new essay. cover to back Donald Trump. That Chait cannot stop thinking about Donald Trump irrespective of the topic at hand is sad. Chait is free to disagree with this supposition if he likes; if everybody agreed with me, I wouldn’t bother arguing. I have no doubt that it would be convenient for Chait if I were of the view that capitalism needed a Pinochet to sustain it.
Why NY Mag’s Jonathan Chait Should Disclose Wife’s Role In Education Columns
It’s no secret that NY Magazine writer Jonathan Chait is married to someone who’s involved in the charter school world. Robin Chait has worked at CAP and for a charter school network, among several other places. No disclosure from a 2010 The New Republic blog post (Why education reform cannot be solely about race), either. It makes sense for Chait to disclose his wife’s role so that readers know where he’s coming from and to remove the distraction. Richard Whitmire makes no secret that his daughter has been involved in school reform efforts.
The Still-Vital Case for Liberalism in a Radical Age
Photo: Bobby DohertyDavid Shor is a 28-year-old political data analyst and social democrat who worked for President Obama’s reelection campaign. It certainly was (and remains) true that the right poses a vastly greater danger to liberalism than does the far left. Since criticism of violent protests is racist, and racism obviously endangers black people, an act as seemingly innocuous as sharing credible research poses a threat to safety. White law enforcement has a long tradition of ignoring black crime victims as an expression of discounting the value of black lives. What made this explanation so strange and obviously jury-rigged is that nothing like this standard has ever prevailed at the Times op-ed page before.
Why Liberals Should Support a Trump Republican Nomination
There are three reasons, in descending order of obviousness, for a liberal to earnestly and patriotically support a Trump Republican nomination. A Trump nomination might not actually cleave the GOP in two, but it could wreak havoc. The third reason to prefer a Trump nomination: If he does win, a Trump presidency would probably wind up doing less harm to the country than a Marco Rubio or a Cruz presidency. The Trump campaign may feel like an off-the-grid surrealistic nightmare, The Man in the High Castle meets Idiocracy. Like Trump, Schwarzenegger came directly to politics from the celebrity world without bothering to inform himself about public policy.
The New York Times / Siena College National Poll: Biden Leads Trump 50-41% – Siena College Research Institute
“Both candidates continue to have near-universal support among voters from their party, and independents continue to support Biden, currently by nine points. Whites continue to be divided along educational lines, as those with a college degree support Biden 56-37 percent and those without a degree support Trump 59-36 percent,” Levy said. Voters Say Yes for Themselves, No for the CountryForty-nine percent of voters say they are better off today than four years ago, and 32 percent say they’re worse off, while 16 percent volunteered that they were the same. Voters support a national mask mandate 59-39 percent, down from 67-31 percent last month. By a 58-31 percent margin, voters say Democrats should not increase the size of the Court.
Pence dismisses 'Anonymous' book claim that senior officials believed VP would back 25th Amendment push
The book doesn't say Pence actually said he would support such a move, according to a summary of an excerpt first reported by HuffPost , which the source described as accurate. I never heard any discussion in my entire tenure as vice president about the 25th Amendment , and why would I?" If there's someone in our administration or served in our administration who doesn't support this President, doesn't support his agenda, they should do the honorable thing and resign," he said. The author wrote that "many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations." In the op-ed, the author said "there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment."
IBD/TIPP Presidential Election Tracking Poll 2020
Until the 2020 election on Nov. 3, the IBD/TIPP Presidential Tracking Poll is posting daily results of the race for the White House between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Each day, the IBD/TIPP Presidential Tracking Poll data reflects a survey of 800-1,000 likely voters conducted over the prior five days. See the final results of 2016 election tracking poll, which was one of just two polls to predict Trump's surprise victory. Trump Vs. Biden: IBD/TIPP Daily Tracking Poll ResultsView Prior Day Results: Oct. 27 | Oct. 26 | Oct. 25 | Oct. 24 | Oct. 23 | Oct. 22 | Oct. 21 | Oct. 20 | Oct. 19 | Oct. 18 | Oct. 17 | Oct. 16 | Oct. 15 | Oct. 14 | Oct. 13 | Oct. 12IBD/TIPP Tracking Poll MethodologyOut of about 200 daily interviews, TIPP will conduct 80 via cellphone, 45 via landline and 75 online. YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:Trump Vs. Biden: The IBD/TIPP 2020 Election Presidential Tracking PollClinton Vs. Trump 2016 Election Tracking Poll: Final ResultsIBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership IndexIBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index
To Save the Climate, Give Up the Demand for Constant Electricity
Critics—often supporters of natural gas—say wind and solar power are “not ready.” Renewables, they warn us, pose an “intermittency problem.”For those seriously concerned about climate change, the inverse—the demand for electrical continuity—may be the real problem. Thus, each household demanding continuous electricity marginally exacerbates the climate crisis. A train in California dubbed the “Sisyphus Railroad” rides up with excess electricity, and, in periods of low supply, generates electricity as it rolls down. Puerto Ricans need electricity mostly for refrigeration. But we don’t need the entire residential third of U.S. electricity consumption to run off lithium or to operate seamlessly.
I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration - The New York Times
The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over. The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us.
Let Love Lead: Retreat where you are for Women
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Jake Tapper declares Hunter Biden claims 'too disgusting' to repeat on CNN: 'The rightwing is going crazy'
CNN anchor Jake Tapper declared that the growing allegations made against Hunter Biden ahead of the final presidential debate are "too disgusting" to repeat on-air. ABC NEWS HAS COMPLETELY IGNORED HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP SCANDAL, STUDY FINDS"Bakari, the rightwing is going crazy with all sorts of allegations about Biden and his family. Too disgusting to even repeat here," Tapper told his Democratic colleague Bakari Sellers. "I mean, that's a tough one," Sellers responded. Meanwhile, former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski who came forward Thursday morning to authenticate messages showing an arrangement involving a Chinese company and members of the Biden family, will be attending the final debate as a special guest of President Trump.
Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights
After release of the draft report on July 16, many individual citizens and outside groups submitted written statements during a two-week public comment period, which concluded on July 30. The Commission read these submissions with interest and considered the numerous observations, suggestions, and criticisms. Ultimately, the Commission chose to make only small changes. For the most part, the recent round of public comment restated perspectives and points shared before, during, and after the Commission’s five public meetings (see: https://www.state.gov/public-submissions-to-the-commission/), and so had already been taken into account by the Commission. Commissioners thank all those who, over the past year, have shared their insights into America’s enduring quest to secure rights at home and champion them abroad.
How my church has ministered to me during quarantine
I want to intentionally take time to celebrate and extol the kind and humble leadership demonstrated by my pastor and church leadership. I have been a member of my church for just shy of a year now—joining just weeks before we could no longer safely meet in person. My church leadership elected to shift all of our services to an online platform; my pastor noting that we would be “married to the message not the methods” of the gospel. But the most personal way my church has served me through this time is simply by being a consistent, faithful presence. Pursuant to our city’s public safety guidelines, my church is now able to gather in person again.
Throw-Pillow Theology
As if we could rest our heads on such a theology, stuffed with the fluff of bromide. But in fact, we hope despite: despite the unavoidable evidence of death and decay we daily face. When offered, this throw-pillow theology wounds when it should reassure. The horrors are why I cannot stomach something more sentimental, why this throw-pillow theology does not just fail to comfort, but cuts. I cannot bear this throw-pillow theology, which betrays me, asking me to betray my brother’s death, to betray God’s death by skipping ahead, glossing over the very horrors that call for hope.
Pope Francis’s Words on Civil Unions Distorted by Editing
On October 21, 2020, I woke up to find every news source in the world claiming Pope Francis approved civil unions. The next day, the Vatican clarified:Journalists have asked if the Pope was referring specifically to gay civil unions in the above response. Making these “civil unions” might help clarify things: for example, adoption laws might apply unequally to marriages and civil unions while laws for things like taxation and hospital visitation are equal. When the choices are civil unions or “gay marriage,” Catholics can argue it is worth putting in the effort for civil unions or fighting the all-or-nothing battle. He states that to him and Francis “civil unions” or “convivencia civil” laws are the same.
Pope Francis, Civil Unions, and Moral Truth
Insofar as “civil unions” do so, they must be opposed. The same thing is true for civil unions that are just “gay marriage” by another name. It is not clear when the pope said “I stood up for that,” or if that sentence references the remark on civil unions. Some have argued that the proper translation of “ley de convivencia civil” isn’t civil union law, but civil coexistence law. Secular states want to justify civil unions to regulate different situations of cohabitation, pushed by the demand to regulate economic aspects between persons, such as ensuring health care.
The Primacy of the Spiritual and the Obligations of the Church: On the Suspension of Public Worship
That being said, the Church is uniquely responsible for the spiritual good of the human community, and she must remind Catholics and non-Catholics alike of the primacy of the spiritual. The Church insists rightly that spiritual health is more important than bodily health, without opposing the two. The first is that the spiritual health of the soul must remain a priority, especially in the exercise of the sacraments. The human person has a natural obligation to honor and worship God in a public as well as individual way. While we should manage our public health crisis as best we can, we also need to grant due recognition to other goods.
Blind Catholic Lawyer Laura Wolk Discusses Breaking Barriers and Amy Coney Barrett’s Mentorship
Wolk told the Register about Judge Barrett’s mentorship, her thoughts on the confirmation process, and how her faith has influenced her life. I had to talk to a bunch of people, and I had to work really hard to make the processes work, but the people at the court are so kind. You discussed Judge Barrett’s mentorship and support of you at Notre Dame Law School. Notre Dame Law School has so many examples of Christian and Protestant and Catholic professors who model it so well. I think a lot of times people let those feelings of awkwardness prevent them from coming up and talking.
The Last Reporter in Town Had One Big Question for His Rich Boss
The shortage of laptop computers for disadvantaged homebound students — that is, until someone read his article and donated $60,000. Mr. Brandt finished his interviews, including the one with that Tyrannosaurus-costumed counselor, and headed toward his car. He passed a teacher he knew who was holding an “I Miss You” sign for her students. Life has been transformed, and local newspapers, once central to that life, are diminished or gone. The historical society stored some old editions in a garage.
The partisan marriage gap is bigger than ever
Marriage has always been a marker of both social solidarity and division in America. Most of these marriages were between partisans and independents, and 9 percent of all marriages were between Democrats and Republicans. So, both sources suggest that politically mixed marriages have been trending down, at least in recent years. ADVERTISEMENTJust like couples in interracial or interfaith relationships, politically mixed couples face unique challenges, especially during an election year. In a comparison of family life satisfaction among couples of various political affiliations, politically mixed couples do seem to be less happy.
Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Signals New Chapter for Catholics and Legal Abortion
The story of abortion law in the United States for the last 40 years is very much a story about Catholics in public life. Justice Kennedy would provide a reliable swing vote on social issues, preserving the abortion licence and becoming the constitutional father of same-sex civil marriage. The “Borking” by Kennedy and Biden, two of the leading Catholics in the Senate, had two effects. Justice Kennedy retired in 2018. Ted Kennedy, Biden, Barrett, Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Bork, Scalia — it has been a Catholic story for nearly 40 years.
Salt Lake City to Lose Its Two Daily Print Newspapers
In the span of just two days, Salt Lake City learned that it would join the list of American cities without a daily newspaper after both of its major papers said they would stop printing a daily edition at the end of the year. The Deseret News will instead print a weekly edition, as well as a monthly magazine, its editor, Doug Wilks, said in an op-ed article on Tuesday. That news came the day after the city’s other major newspaper, The Salt Lake Tribune, announced that it would switch from a daily printing schedule to a weekly one. The newspapers said that on Dec. 31 they would end a 68-year-old partnership that allowed them to collaborate on printing, delivery and advertising. “Our capital city has had two fantastic papers for my lifetime and longer,” she said.
Voting with a Clear Catholic Conscience
So I want to vote with a clear Catholic conscience. “In such cases a Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in grave evil.” (FC 34). In fact, it’s perfectly responsible to reject a candidate simply because they support an evil like abortion (FC 42). The Current Presidential RaceIt’s clear that both the major party candidates present significant problems for a Catholic voter. But it should be hard for a Catholic to justify voting for someone who supports a grave injustice.
More Than 20 Countries Are Reopening Schools. The US Should Take Note.
As Science magazine reports, over 20 countries reopened schools in June, and some, like Taiwan, Nicaragua, and Sweden, never closed them to begin with. That is why many countries, particularly in Europe, have at least partially reopened schools. Schools have reopened, and masks are no longer required because “officials observed little spread within schools.” Canada. Denmark was the first country in Europe to reopen schools, doing so on April 15. Finland reopened schools in May and have retained their standard class size, but have kept classes separated from each other and staggered reopening by age.
Prudential Voting in Bad Times | George Weigel
In his wide-ranging book, Murray examined the deterioration of the moral and cultural foundations of American public life, a process he thought had been underway for some time. What would happen, Murray asked, if those baleful tendencies won the contest for American culture? What would happen, Murray warned, was not going to be pretty: “. There are reservoirs of goodness in the American people—including a sense of mutual obligation I’ve witnessed many times during the pandemic. George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington, D.C.’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.
Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?
Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated? "It's not that closing schools leads to a decrease in cases, or that opening schools leads to a surge in cases." But the United Kingdom saw a strong upward trend that started around the time of reopening schools. Also, the dashboard doesn't yet offer the ability to compare coronavirus cases reported at schools with local case rates. Any decision made on school reopening, she said, has to focus on equity as well as safety.
In Staying Closed, Schools Ignore Low COVID-19 Rates, Needs of Families
Parents have led protests in favor of reopening schools across the country, from San Diego to Baltimore and places in between. Findings from international studies and the available evidence from K-12 private schools in the U.S. that are open to in-person learning suggest that’s not the case. The Brown research includes data from private schools. In fact, the case rate for private schools operating in person is still only 0.15%—admittedly with a smaller sample size, but still an encouraging number. Meanwhile, private school closures have slowed, and since the middle of the summer, homeschooling numbers have soared.
China To Christians: Use This 'Bible' Communists Rewrote, Or Else
The estimated 100 million Christians in China make the eradication of Christianity from China difficult. President Xi prefers a more subtle tactic than Mao’s, a campaign to “Sinicize” religion to make it more compatible with the teachings of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The Chinese Communist Party’s version takes a different turn. Despite the agreement, however, two years later, conditions have not improved for Catholics or any other religious adherents in China. Christians in China who refuse to bend to the Communist Party’s agenda are under intense pressure.
China Teaches Students that Jesus Stoned Woman to Death, Changes Biblical Passage in Textbook
The ending of a biblical story where a woman was forgiven by Jesus after committing adultery has been altered in a Chinese textbook to make our Savior out to be a killer. The textbook cites John 8 where the scribes and Pharisees bring a woman caught in adultery to Jesus and ask if she should be stoned. But the Chinese textbook reportedly changes the story completely, claiming that Jesus stoned the woman to death while saying, "I too am a sinner. Paul, a Catholic who lives in mainland China, told UCA News that this is not the first time where the history of Christianity has been modified. This is just one of the many examples of animosity toward Chinese churches and Christians that has been perpetrated by communist leaders there.
Neo??Malthusianism and Coercive Population Control in China and India: Overpopulation Concerns Often Result in Coercion
20 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, “2019 Revision of World Population Prospects.”21 Armenia and Azerbaijan have the world’s second and third most imbalanced sex ratios. 43 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, “World Population Policies 2009,” 2010, p. 50, Table 5. 44 United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, “World Population Policies,” p. 46, Table 2. 85 Jiawei Hou, Yinfeng Zhang, and Baochang Gu, “Ideal and Actual Childbearing in China: Number, Gender and Timing,” China Population and Development Studies 3 (January 2020): 99–112. 220 Prabhash K. Dutta, “Is Two-Child Policy a Realistic Goal in India?,” India Today, October 23, 2019.
Your dread of the 2020 election and coronavirus will end. What will you obsess about then?
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)(RNS) — Do you have a profound sense of dread about what wickedness may be coming our way in early November? Strong religious belief has traditionally been a moderating force in our politics, as religious believers are called to obsess over other things. Christians, in particular, are called to obsess over what Jesus called the two greatest commandments: (1) Love God with everything that you are and (2) love your neighbor as yourself. The election will be over shortly, and before we know it we will all be lining up for a vaccine. If we allow it to, however, our throwaway culture will continue to push us in familiarly toxic directions.
Pope calls for Poland to protect life amid protests over abortion law
As protests against a near-total ban on abortions gripped Poland, Pope Francis urged the people of the country to defend life. Poland's Constitutional Court ruled Oct. 22 that a clause in Poland's 1993 abortion law allowing pregnancy terminations in cases of "severe and irreparable fetal damage" was unconstitutional. The decision provoked outrage from some women's rights groups in the country against the governing Law and Justice party, as well as against the Catholic Church. While appealing for dialogue "on how to protect the right to life and women's rights," Archbishop Gadecki said that the church's stance on abortion is "unchanging and publicly known." "The church cannot stop defending life or give up proclaiming the need to protect every human being from conception to natural death," he said.
She Had an Abortion at 19. Now She Helps Lead the Pro-Life Movement.
Today, she’s leading the fight against abortion as president of one of the nation’s largest pro-life groups. But I didn’t really know what abortion was. I didn’t know there was a pro-life movement, hadn’t been exposed to that at all. And I found abortion clinics, abortion facilities online. And even though, when her tenure began, she did begin talking about abortion openly, and saying abortion is health care.
The Next Four Years: Religious freedom
This includes the people who established and protected our religious freedom. In the last 10 months, the organization I work for, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, has consistently defended the religious freedom of Americans from diverse backgrounds. Religious freedom is what I like to call “the great litmus test.” If it is being restricted or violated, then our other freedoms will be soon to follow. That is because religious freedom has been winning in the courts. Will we be allowed to close the gap, to reach within our own communities inspired by our religious beliefs, and use our religious freedom to “contribute to the betterment of society?” Will we be able to act on our beliefs, as Pope Francis says, in an “effort to assist another person,” which is “a duty?”The Holy Father exhorts us to remember our past, and the foundational teachings of religious freedom as the door to human flourishing, as the common agreement to allow religious conversations between human beings to take place.
45 missing children found, 109 human trafficking survivors rescued in Ohio operation
Ohio Attorney General David Yost said more than 50 agencies were involved in Operation Autumn HopeForty-five missing children were recovered in Ohio by the U.S. Yost said more than 50 agencies were involved in the operation resulting in the rescue of 109 human trafficking survivors and 177 arrests. The Ohio Attorney General's Office said 157 men were arrested on charges of soliciting and other crimes in Franklin, Cuyahoga and Lucas Counties. In a three-day sting, Columbus police focused on the west side, Linden, Sullivant and Parsons Avenues looking for victims of human trafficking. The Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force arrested 22 people accused of seeking to have sex with a minor.
Hate crime bill: Hate talk in homes ‘must be prosecuted’
Humza Yousaf said journalists and theatre directors should face the courts if their work is deemed to deliberately stoke up prejudiceConversations over the dinner table that incite hatred must be prosecuted under Scotland’s hate crime law, the justice secretary has said. Journalists and theatre directors should also face the courts if their work is deemed to deliberately stoke up prejudice, Humza Yousaf said. The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill has been condemned by critics including the Scottish Catholic Church, police representatives, academics and artists. It will introduce an offence of stirring-up of hatred against people with protected characteristics, including disability, sexual orientation and age. The bill is loosely based on the Public Order Act 1986, which outlaws threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour but includes a “dwelling defence” that states the threatening language cannot be prosecuted if it is spoken in a
Pro-Life Advocates Highlight Need for Greater Protection for Preborn with Disabilities
While many families experience the rich joy that comes from sharing life with a person who has Down syndrome, parents who first receive the diagnosis may feel uncertain and fearful. Current Texas law prohibits abortions after 20 weeks; however, it contains an exception for children with disabilities. This exception is used to discriminate against babies with disabilities, Seago described, and TRTL is working on legislation to change that. “This is an important issue that the state of Texas has an interest in–protecting preborn children with expected disabilities,” Seago explained to The Texan. The support group began as a way to bring hope to young families who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis for their preborn children.
Egypt says freedom of expression "stops" when Muslims offended
Iakovos Hatzistavrou/Pool via REUTERSCAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday freedom of expression should stop if it offends more than 1.5 billion people, following the display of images in France of the Prophet Mohammad that Muslims see as blasphemous. Sisi also said he firmly rejects any form of violence or terrorism from anyone in the name of defending religion, religious symbols or icons. We have the right for our feelings not to be hurt and for our values not to be hurt,” he said during an address to commemorate the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday. “And if some have the freedom to express what is in their thoughts I imagine that this stops when it comes to offending the feelings of more than 1.5 billion people,” he added in televised remarks. Turkey’s leader Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott of French goods and Pakistan’s parliament passed a resolution urging the government to recall its envoy from Paris.
Florida took thousands of kids from families, then failed to keep them safe.
In 2016, two preschool girls said their Sarasota County foster father molested them. As caseloads rose, child welfare workers skipped home visits and parent training sessions because they could not keep up with required safety checks. About the series This is an ongoing investigative series about Florida’s child welfare system, which has taken an increasing number of kids into foster care without enough safe places to put them. Tasked with raising troubled kids, dealing with difficult relatives and navigating red tape, the majority of foster families in Florida have the best interests of children in mind. Florida’s child welfare system repeatedly risked children’s safety on foster parents with criminal records and abuse allegations, USA TODAY Network found.
Protecting children must be a priority
The state made changes to its child welfare system six years ago that were meant to protect children, but instead put some children into the care of abusers. A USA TODAY Network investigation found that nearly 200 children were sent to foster homes where abuse had been documented, while caseworkers ignored safety guidelines and skipped safety checks that would have helped prevent further abuse. Inadequate state funding, overworked caseworkers, overcrowded foster homes and the privatization of foster care have all contributed to these kinds of problems. Previously the goal had been keeping families intact, but the new priority became protecting children even if it broke up families. By 2017, the state needed space for 6,000 additional foster children — leading to children being packed into overcrowded homes and sent to foster parents previously accused of abuse or neglect.
Casey DeSantis: FDOE, DCF Helped Send Almost 1,000 Devices to Help Children in Foster Care
During a meeting of the Children and Youth Cabinet on Tuesday, First Lady Casey DeSantis today announced that the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) have partnered to provide almost 1,000 devices to Florida children in foster care who are in need of a mobile technology device, such as a laptop or notebook, to help address advance their educations. “As parents, Governor DeSantis and I are passionate about helping Florida’s children reach their full potential. In addition to the value of in-person instruction, this initiative supports children who have already faced significant personal challenges beyond their control,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “Foster care students have faced unique levels of disruption to their learning and home environments during Florida’s response and recovery, including spikes in the need to relocate and food insecurities, and consistent mobile access to educational supports can give them some certainty in this otherwise historically challenging period for foster care students. “While the traditional idea of school may look a bit different for families across the state, Florida’s children in foster care will benefit greatly from the enhanced access to educational services.”
Leaving care: ‘I made it to university, but then I fell through the cracks'
All sorts of people were coming and going at all hours, there were fights and disagreements, people threatening each other. A young man who'd recently been released from prison was living on the other side of a thin wall. Downstairs, a woman with severe mental health issues tried to kill herself and it was Kim who found her. Others lived there because they didn't get on with their parents. All of them were vulnerable, homeless and under 25.
Young Marine On A Mission To Help Children In Foster Care
Young Marines Master Gunnery Sergeant Makayla Barstow, 15, of Moosup, Connecticut, originated, developed, and executed a community service project to help Windham County children in the foster care system. For this altruistic work, she received The Young Marines Distinguished Order of Merit (DOM) which is the highest award a Young Marine can earn. "I have learned that I have a very compassionate, supportive community in the Young Marines," Barstow said. Recently, she was named a Top Ten graduate of the Young Marines Advanced Leadership School held at Headquarters Young Marines in Dumfries, Virginia. "When I joined the Young Marines, I was following the footsteps of my older siblings," she said.
Here's one big clue to the identity of the anonymous op-ed writer
The writer was described by the Times as a "senior official in the Trump administration," which is, obviously, very, very broad. There are thousands of people within the federal bureaucracy and God knows everyone thinks they are a senior official, too. (If there is anyone below you on the totem pole, they would be a junior administration official, so you could tell yourself you are a senior administration official.) The other complicating factor, as noted by CNN's own Betsy Klein , is that there is no title of "senior administration official" within the federal government. Except that you have to know this about The New York Times: They aren't publishing an anonymous op-ed from just anyone in the Trump administration.
CNN error extends run of journalistic mishaps
| Mark Makela/Getty Images CNN error extends run of journalistic mishaps The network acknowledged a key mistake in its story on Trump and WikiLeaks. CNN was forced to correct a key error in a story about the Trump campaign and access to hacked Democratic National Committee emails on Friday, extending a run of high-profile media mistakes. The error was the difference between the Trump campaign having advance access to the DNC emails — a potential scandal — and the campaign having access to emails already available publicly. #fakenews #notholdingmybreath.”President Donald Trump, who has frequently targeted CNN on the campaign trail and in office, mocked the outlet for the error at a Florida rally Friday night. WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange also attacked CNN on Twitter, saying: “This is what has happened to CNN in the hands of Jeff Zucker+Jeff Bewkes.
Here's the problem for Donald Trump with the Atlantic story
It is a disgraceful situation, by a magazine that is a terrible magazine, I don't read it." "The Atlantic Magazine is dying, like most magazines, so they make up a fake story in order to gain some relevance," he wrote . You fight and and fight, and then people realize it was a total fraud!" National security adviser Robert O'Brien was called in to serve as a character witness for Trump, telling reporters, "You're not going to find anybody who's more sympathetic to their situation than the President." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News he never heard the President use the language described in the article.
Recent Immigration Slowdown May Have Helped Reverse Decades-Long Decline in Labor-Force Participation
This falloff has been accompanied by a significant improvement in labor-force participation among native-born Americans — particularly among the less-educated. To be sure, many factors impact labor-force participation, which is the share of working-age people holding a job or looking for one. A decline in labor-force participation is therefore troubling because it means more working-age people are not even seeking work. As for the improvement in labor-force participation, three key observations can be made: First, declining labor-force participation is not inexorable. Third, recent trends in labor-force participation are consistent with the possibility that American workers benefit when there is less immigration.
Donald Trump Is Just Not an Easy Sell in the Western States, Compared with a Generic Republican
Romney won 53.6 percent in Arizona in 2012, while Trump won 48.6 percent in 2016. Romney won 46.1 percent in Colorado, while Trump won 43.2 percent. Romney won 64.5 percent in Idaho; Trump won 59.2 percent. In a handful of Western states, Trump exceeded Romney’s percentage. Romney won 35.1 percent of the vote in New York in 2016; Donald Trump won 36.5 percent.
Marquette’s Final Wisconsin Poll: Biden 48, Trump 43
Marquette University Law School’s final poll of the 2020 presidential race shows Joe Biden leading Donald Trump 48 percent to 43 percent, but six percent of likely voters refused to say which candidate they’re backing. #mulawpoll — MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) October 28, 2020Trump handling of coronavirus pandemic: 40% approve, 58% disapprove. #mulawpoll — MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) October 28, 2020Wisconsin voters favored the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court by a ten-point margin:48% say that if they had been in the US Senate, they would have voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court,, while 38% would have voted against confirmation. #mulawpoll — MULawPoll (@MULawPoll) October 28, 2020Trump now trails Biden by 6.4 points in the RealClearPolitics average of Wisconsin polls — almost identical to the 6.5-point margin by which he trailed Hillary Clinton in 2016 before scoring a stunning upset in the state. In the final 2016 average of Wisconsin polls, Clinton led Trump 46.8 percent to 40.3 percent.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Peter Berkowitz on Our Unalienable Rights
Hoover Fellows Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Peter Berkowitz discuss the final report recently issued by the U.S. State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights, of which Berkowitz was the commission secretary. Together they discuss the findings of the report, why Secretary of State Pompeo felt the need for the commission and the report, and the controversy that surrounded both. They compare and contrast the report to the U.S. Constitution, which also prominently mentions unalienable rights, as well as the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948. Finally, they discuss how U.S. foreign policy should employ our belief in human rights to improve the human condition. AdvertisementRecorded on September 3, 2020
Trump Reelection Campaign: Not as Exciting as 2016
He is an entertainer, and the act is not new anymore. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here were always going to be challenges for Donald Trump’s reelection. The first is that he wouldn’t be running against Hillary Clinton, who managed to be extremely unpopular but threatening enough to unify many Republicans underneath Trump’s banner. The second is that his 2016 campaign overpromised in a way that made it impossible for him to deliver. He’d build a wall, and “Mexico would pay for it.” His only attempt …
John C. Calhoun: The Case for His Civic Damnation
A portrait of John C. Calhoun by George Peter Alexander Healy (1813–1894) (Wikimedia Commons)Another piece is published in defense of John C. Calhoun. Leary’s piece is the third that The American Conservative has published in defense of John C. Calhoun over the past few weeks. Doesn’t all of this mean that by the standards with which I’ve judged Calhoun, Buckley must also be written out of the conservative movement? Their excoriating rebuke of executive power provided the colonists with a frame of political reference and with recyclable moral rhetoric when the time for revolution came. The Founders’ thoughts on executive power were shaped far more by the dispute between Walpole and Bolingbroke than by Hanoverian kings.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Orders National Guardsmen to Philadelphia after Night of Rioting
A business owner walks in his looted beauty supply store following riots over the police shooting death of Walter Wallace in Philadelphia, Pa., October 27, 2020. (David 'Dee' Delgado/Reuters)Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf ordered National Guardsmen to Philadelphia on Tuesday, following a night of riots that left 30 police officers injured and various businesses vandalized. The riots began after police shot and killed 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., an African American man, who officers said approached them with a knife. American cities have seen instances of civil unrest since the death of George Floyd, an African American resident of Minneapolis who was killed during his arrest by police. Besides large cities including New York and Chicago, rioters have targeted smaller cities including Kenosha, Wis., looting and setting fire to businesses and fighting police.
GOP’s Chances of Holding the Senate if Trump Loses
For clues, look to Trump's polling in the states that will determine control of the chamber. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W e don’t know yet what will happen in the presidential election, but the odds clearly favor a Joe Biden victory, and even more strongly favor the Democrats holding the House. If Biden wins, much of his agenda will thus depend on whether Democrats take the Senate. If Trump pulls out a surprise victory, his ability to keep confirming judges at a brisk clip will likewise depend on the Senate. In some ways, control of the Senate may be …
Stevie Nicks and Bruce Springsteen offer Partisan Self-Loving Lectures
(via YouTube)The pop stars’ partisan, self-loving lectures show the path backward, not forward. In the 1970s, Stevie Nicks and Bruce Springsteen made impressions on pop-music culture with romantic rock landmarks, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album and Springsteen’s Born to Run. But their new 2020 releases, Nicks’s single “Show Them the Way” and Springsteen’s Letter to You film and album, make the wrong impression. These artistic flops matter only because Nicks and Springsteen cast long shadows on the empowered generation that’s soon to be ejected from control. But “Show Them the Way” is Nicks mourning her apolitical past, which is also the theme of Springsteen’s new dirge-like album.
Bobulinski Claims Documents Prove Joe Biden 'Lying' about Lack of Involvement in Foreign Dealings
Tony Bobulinski, former business associate of Hunter Biden, speaks to journalists ahead of the final 2020 presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., October 22, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter Biden, has accused Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of “lying” about whether he was directly involved in his son’s foreign business dealings. “In that debate, he made a specific statement around questions around this from the president,” Bobulinski said. Bobulinski told Carlson that Schiff’s baseless disinformation claim motivated him to come forward with what he knew of Biden family corruption. The American people “can form their own conclusion” about the Biden family’s business dealings, Bobulinski added.
Wendy Davis: Has the Blue Wave Finally Arrived in Texas? This District Might Offer a Clue
Former Texas state Senator Wendy Davis during the “Politicon” convention in Pasadena, Calif., June 25, 2016. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)Wendy Davis hopes she and her famous pink shoes can turn Texas blue and she’s starting with Texas’ 21st Congressional District. AdvertisementDemocrats have coalesced behind Davis’ campaign, with the DCCC naming Davis one of a dozen candidates to the first round of its “Red to Blue” program for top House challengers. The TX-21 race is at the heart of the state’s changing demographics. AdvertisementIn TX-21, Davis has outraised Roy $4.4 million to $4.1 million, funding more commonly seen in Senate races than Congressional ones.
Scottish Bill Would Criminalize ‘Hate Speech’ in Private Homes
Scotland’s Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf, speaks at the opening of the Scottish National Party conference in Glasgow, Scotland, October 7, 2018. (Russell Cheyne/Reuters)A controversial bill making its way through Scotland’s Parliament would criminalize hate speech even if the offending words were uttered in someone’s private home. Members of the Scottish Parliament questioned Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf for the first time on Tuesday about the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill, which would establish a new crime, “stirring up hatred.”AdvertisementThe legislation criminalizes hate speech relating to age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity, and variations in sex characteristics, including potentially hate speech spoken in private residences. After criticism from groups saying the bill threatens to stifle free speech, Yousaf agreed to amend the legislation when it reaches stage two of consideration in Parliament. “I’m very actively considering both the breadth and the depth of freedom-of-expression clauses,” the justice secretary said.
Cook Political Report Shifts Texas to ‘Toss-Up’ in Presidential Race
(Phototreat/iStock/Getty Images Plus)The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan outlet dedicated to analyzing and predicting elections, on Wednesday shifted Texas from “lean Republican” to a “toss-up” in its Electoral College forecast. The move comes after a number of polls have shown a tightening race in the Lone Star state, which has been reliably red for decades. “Recent polling in the state — both public and private – shows a 2-4 point race. The last Democratic presidential candidate to win in Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. To win the election, President Trump must win every state the Cook Political Report currently has labeled as a toss-up: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Ohio, Texas and Maine’s 2nd CD, Walter wrote.
Rick Scott Criticizes Twitter for Allowing Posts by Foreign Dictators while Flagging Trump Tweets
Sen. Rick Scott (R., Fla.) speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., October 26, 2020. (Olivier Douliery/Reuters)Senator Rick Scott (R., Fla.) criticized Twitter during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday for flagging posts by President Trump and the New York Post but neglecting to do so for tweets by the dictators of Iran and Venezuela. The Committee subpoenaed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after both platforms attempted to reduce circulation of a New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s influence peddling. AdvertisementDuring the Wednesday hearing, Senator Scott questioned Dorsey regarding apparent inconsistencies in Twitter’s policy of flagging tweets for potentially inaccurate information. Twitter initially flagged the Post‘s Hunter Biden story even though “the New York Post is one of the most circulated publications in the United States,” Scott said.
Trump and Immigration: Immigrant Population Growth Slowing
green card holders, foreign students, guestworkers, and illegal immigrants), not naturalized citizens. Rather it seems that more illegal immigrants left and fewer arrived, primarily from Mexico. Data through 2019 show that the slowdown in immigration coincided with a recovery in labor-force participation, including among the less educated. It is still the case that the nation’s immigrant population hit a new record number of 44.9 million in July 2019. One may wonder about the general accuracy of Census surveys, especially when it comes to capturing illegal immigrants.
2020 Election: What's Happening to the Gender Gap?
Subtracting them yields one measure of the gender gap in voting: 11 percent. AdvertisementAt first glance, though, lot of the polling is finding a smaller gender gap than the one that showed up in 2016. IBD/TIPP’s last poll in 2016 had a 6-point gender gap, Morning Consult’s was 3, CNN’s was 8, and The Economist/YouGov’s was 5. Comparing the same polls now to then suggests the gender gap is indeed bigger this year. AdvertisementAnother gap of note is the marriage gap, which has usually been wider than the gender gap.
The Supreme Court Lets Pennsylvania’s Elected Democrat Judges Rewrite the Law
U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)The U.S. Supreme Court just left in place, for the second time so far, a decision by the Pennsylvania supreme court that threw out part of the election law passed by the lawmakers of Pennsylvania, and substituted instead rules written by judges. Basically, the Pennsylvania court ruled that Democrats could keep part of a legislative deal they liked, while disregarding the rest. In 2000, the Supreme Court emphasized this distinction:As a general rule, this Court defers to a state court’s interpretation of a state statute. Justice Alito called out the irresponsibility of letting this stand:It would be highly desirable to issue a ruling on the constitutionality of the State Supreme Court’s decision before the election. That question has national importance, and there is a strong likelihood that the State Supreme Court decision violates the Federal Constitution.
Why Did CNN Publish Anonymous’s Claims without Verification?
The intimation, of course, was that we were dealing some truly “senior” figure who could no longer stay silent under Trumpian fascism. And even though everything Anonymous alleged was completely unverified, even his identity, every major media outlet ran with pieces relaying his claims. Though one wonders how many times Taylor and Anonymous were used by reporters as separate independent sources. But it is worth mentioning that Taylor’s book came out the same month he left his position within the administration. So is the idea, it seems, that he ever resisted Trump immigration policies in the White House.
Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation to Supreme Court: Democrats, Progressives Freaked Out
Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 21, 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/Reuters)The freakout by Democratic politicians and progressive and liberal pundits over the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett has really been something to behold. The federal appellate courts, and the Supreme Court in particular, are elite institutions — indeed, the most elite institutions in all of American government and the legal profession. AdvertisementWorse yet, the Supreme Court in particular is not just an elite institution, it is an elite credential. Supreme Court clerks are, with little irony, spoken of as a sort of elect priesthood.
Philadelphia Imposes Curfew after Two Nights of Riots
Rioters clash with police during a rally after the death of Walter Wallace Jr., who was shot by police in Philadelphia, Pa., October 27, 2020. (Yuki Iwamura/Reuters)The Philadelphia mayor’s office announced a city-wide curfew on Wednesday following two nights of riots. The riots were sparked after police on Monday shot and killed 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., an African American man who police said was threatening officers with a knife. Wallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., called on Tuesday for the riots to cease. Advertisement“Have respect for my family and my son and stop this violence and chaos that’s going on in the city,” Wallace Sr. said.
This Time, Roberts Sides with Conservatives to Blunt Election-Rule Tinkering
Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for President Trump, further essays on the subject, each from a different perspective, can be found here, here, here, here, and here. These articles, and the one below, reflect the views of the individual authors, not of the National ... Read More
Ted Cruz Tells CEO Twitter Acting as 'Democratic Super PAC' by Censoring 'NY Post' Biden Story
Sen. Ted Cruz questions judicial nominees during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, December 4, 2019. The social media companies’ actions have led conservatives to accuse them of censorship. Dorsey maintained that the Post’s story fell afoul of Twitter’s “hacked materials policy,” and that the policy itself should be updated. The Post was locked out of its Twitter account after posting the initial Hunter Biden story, and the paper has not posted anything on the platform since. Cruz pressed Dorsey as to why the Post was apparently still locked out of its account as of Wednesday.
Rutgers Professor Argues for Giving Up 'Constant Electricity' to Save Climate
Thus, each household demanding continuous electricity marginally exacerbates the climate crisis. For the moment at least, the economy and the family run on the same circuit, and we would seem to need continuity now more than ever. Today’s viral interruption, however, may actually teach us how to live with intermittency… We will certainly need to be taught. He is, of course, not the only climate warrior to believe that the current regime could be a useful precedent. But we don’t need the entire residential third of U.S. electricity consumption to run off lithium or to operate seamlessly.
Liberals vs. Amy Coney Barrett & the Constitution
Judge Amy Coney Barrett at an event to announce her nomination to the Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 26, 2020 (Carlos Barria/Reuters)The rest is noise. Nothing threatens the progressive project more than the existence of a Supreme Court that adheres to the Constitution. That’s what the tantrum over Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation is all about. If Democrats won a Senate majority in 2016, Merrick Garland would already be ensconced in the Supreme Court, election or no election. None of which means that liberals have to lose, only that to win, they’ll have to do so on the Constitution’s terms.
Freedom, Life & More: Twenty-Five Things That Caught My Eye Today -- October 28, 2020
In 2001, when I was 19 years old and a sophomore in college in Georgia, I found out I was pregnant. I was wearing my boyfriend’s oversize sweatshirt and tried to comfort my baby — and myself — as I walked around campus. I was still making up my mind, and I asked to view the ultrasound they performed to see how far along I was. I think that it caused them to treat her more respectfully than perhaps might otherwise have been the case.”16. In the wind and the chill, through the dark woods and falling leaves, he accompanies me to the other side.
Trump & 2020: Pollster Sees Win Possible
The president will carry Pennsylvania and prevail in the election, according to Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research. Last week another pollster, Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research, echoed some of Cahaly’s points about shy Trump voters being missed by pollsters. “There is definitely a submerged Trump vote,” Lee said. Asked for a prediction, he hedged a little but then predicted a Trump win: “I can’t call it. If the turnout is going to be what I think, Trump wins it.”Lee …
A Proxy Editorial? No, Not Maybe
In New York magazine, Jonathan Chait proposes that “Trump: Maybe,” my essay on the impending election, was in fact “National Review’s endorsement editorial,” “a proxy editorial,” “a final statement of the magazine’s assessment of the president,” and a “sub-rosa Trump endorsement.” It was not. As of today, it remains the case that Jonathan Chait has endorsed Donald Trump one more time than I have. The magazine’s editorial on the question, which was published in the same issue and clearly marked, is here. The views below reflect those of the individual author, not of the NR editorial board as a whole. it’s an essay by Jonathan Chait.
Media & Anonymous Sources: Trusting Journalists To Do the Right Thing Increasingly Problematic
Media organizations — the credible ones at least — are hugely averse to letting people take potshots without their names attached to it. The Times simply wouldn’t do what it did for anything short of a major figure in Trump world. All the evidence tells us that contemporary media organizations are anything but “wary” of offering anonymity. And now that we see what a “senior official” looks like according to the paper of record, we can imagine what sort of people are being relied on as anonymous sources elsewhere. Trusting journalists to do the right thing has become increasingly problematic.
Supreme Court Lets North Carolina’s Board of Elections Ignore Election Laws and Flout the Constitution
Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.As I noted earlier this evening, the Supreme Court (conservative majority and all) is falling down on the job of defending the express constitutional power of state legislatures to write election laws for presidential and congressional elections. That power is limited, of course, by various federal constitutional and statutory rules, but state courts and state agencies have no right to declare their supremacy over democratically enacted law in this area. As Gorsuch wrote:The parties before us all acknowledge that, under the Federal Constitution, only the state “Legislature” and “Congress” may prescribe “[t]he Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections.” Art. Everyone agrees, too, that the North Carolina Constitution expressly vests all legislative power in the General Assembly, not the Board or anyone else. So we need not go rifling through state law to understand the Board’s permissible role in (re)writing election laws.
Seven Child-Welfare, Foster-Care, Adoption Things That Caught My Eye (October 28, 2020)
“My social worker had come to see me the week I’d moved in and then I never heard from her again. It is because every day in foster care strengthens a child’s bond with their foster parents and weakens or prevents bonds with their biological parents. Some foster parents are, despite the health concerns, still facilitating in?person visits with parents. These foster parents and families are unsung heroes of the COVID?19 pandemic because they ensure ongoing, necessary contact between children and biological parents. Inadequate state funding, overworked caseworkers, overcrowded foster homes and the privatization of foster care have all contributed to these kinds of problems.
On Trump and Voting Your Conscience
Can you believe it?” She fixed me with a look and said, “You didn’t leave the Republican Party; the Republican Party left you.”AdvertisementThis was an adaptation of Ronald Reagan’s famous remark about the Democrats. Trump is Trump — “he’s a disruptor!” — and you’re the weird one if you make a big deal out of it. Trumpers have Trump on the brain, and anti-Trumpers have Trump on the brain. We’re supposed to shrug that off, evidently, because “that’s Trump being Trump,” and don’t we know that he’s a “fighter”? This theory was promoted by a tweeter calling himself “Oscar the Midnight Rider 1111.” Naturally, President Trump retweeted Oscar the Midnight Rider 1111.
Reasons to Vote for Trump
President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport in Johnstown, Pa., October 13, 2020. Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for President Trump, further essays on the subject, each from a different perspective, can be found here, here, here, here, and here. AdvertisementIt is a squeeze to reduce the number of logically indisputable reasons why President Trump should be reelected to a single column, but I will attempt it. Only a Trump victory will prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear military power within five years and North Korea from resuming its missile tests over Japan and South Korea. Only a Trump victory will suitably chasten the many sensible and somewhat highbrow Reagan Republicans who deserted Trump for reasons ranging from outright treachery to tactical misjudgment to mere snobbery.
2020 Presidential Election: Where America Goes from Here
Whoever wins on Tuesday, there will be opportunities to do some good, and things in America will be what they always are: what we make of them. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t is possible that Joe Biden hurt himself enough with his daft utopian talk of “transitioning” (what a funny recent career that word has had) Pennsylvania’s energy jobs into oblivion to cost himself the election. It is unlikely that Donald Trump will be reelected, though it was unlikely that he would be elected in 2016 — unlikely things are unlikely, not impossible. But if conservatives are faced with a Biden-Harris administration in 2021, then what? The answer to that will depend immediately and urgently upon whether Mitch McConnell is the Senate majority leader or Chuck Schumer is.
Hunter Biden Story: Media Cover-Up
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden waves as he departs after casting his vote during early voting in Wilmington, Del., October 28, 2020. Journalists claim they can’t cover the New York Post’s Hunter Biden email scoop because the underlying evidence has yet to been verified. Because other than the now-corroborated emails, the laptop, the on-the-record source who was a CEO of a Biden corporation, a trove of text messages and documents, and a lack of denials, the Hunter Biden email story reminds me of the “Russian collusion” story. Bobulinski says he met with Joe Biden in 2017, and that the former vice president was intimately involved in the family business. But much of the reticence about investigating the Hunter Biden story is in reaction to the fallout from the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
Recording Could Be Hunter Biden Talking About Chinese Business Dealings
Recording purports to capture candidate’s son rambling about big Chinese business, disappearing partner, and a criminal trial. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n a newly released recording, a man purported to be Hunter Biden is heard rambling about (a) his legal representation of Patrick Ho, a convicted former Hong Kong official he refers to as “the f***ing spy chief of China”; (b) his business dealings with Ye Jianming, the corrupt Chinese high roller, whom Hunter describes as “my partner, who is worth $323 billion … and is now missing”; and (c) his complaints about his “best friend in business, Devon” — presumably, Devon Archer, the now-convicted fraudster who was Hunter’s business partner — who had “named me as a witness without telling …
Anonymous Trump Staffer, Author of Tell-All Book, Revealed as Former DHS Chief of Staff
( aetb/Getty Images)The anonymous Trump administration official who penned the tell-all memoir titled A Warning and an anti-Trump Op-Ed in the New York Times was revealed on Wednesday to be Miles Taylor, former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security. “Make no mistake: I am a Republican, and I wanted this President to succeed,” Taylor wrote in a statement posted on the blog site Medium. “He was ineffective and incompetent during his time as DHS Chief of Staff which is why he was promptly fired.”Both CNN and Vice asked Taylor in August whether he was “Anonymous,” and in both instances Taylor issued a denial. So, no,” says @MilesTaylorUSA, when asked by @AndersonCooper if he is the author of the op-ed book written by someone called Anonymous. pic.twitter.com/sPjs4OoAnp — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 21, 2020Send a tip to the news team at NR.
Andrew Cuomo and Billy Crystal: A Surreal Evening on Zoom
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at a daily briefing at North Shore University Hospital during the coronavirus outbreak in Manhasset, N.Y., May 6, 2020. But I did virtually attend last night’s Zoom conference (hosted by New York’s 92Y) with comedian Billy Crystal and Governor Andrew Cuomo. AdvertisementWaiting in the Zoom lobby, I had a feeling that Crystal, himself a New Yorker and lifelong liberal, would pander to Cuomo unabashedly. Cuomo first discussed the possibility of a wave of “COVID PTSD” — emotional, not economic — following lockdowns. By Governor Cuomo’s estimation, the entire process would take until the end of 2021 — at the earliest.
Pennsylvania Ballot Deadline Extension: Supreme Court Declines to Fast-Track Ruling
(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to expedite a decision on whether the state of Pennsylvania can extend the deadline to receive mail-in ballots. The Court’s decision effectively allows Pennsylvania to move forward with its original plan to receive mail-in ballots for the presidential election up until November 6, three days after election day. AdvertisementThe Court initially allowed the mail-in deadline extension in a 4-4 tied vote last week. AdvertisementAdvertisement“It would be highly desirable to issue a ruling on the constitutionality of the [Pennsylvania] Supreme Court’s decision before the election. That question has national importance, and there is a strong likelihood that the [Pennsylvania] Supreme Court decision violates the Federal Constitution,” Justice Alito wrote.
Majority of Commerce Senators Who Hosted Big Tech CEOs Received Campaign Cash from Same Firms, Records Show
AdvertisementIn the end, when it came to actionable items, some Big Tech critics were disappointed, while other Big Tech proponents were pleased. “We’re glad that lawmakers are appreciating the widespread benefits of Section 230 and the costs to startups if it’s amended. AdvertisementNine of the 14 GOP members in the Senate Commerce majority have taken recent contributions, compared to 10 of the 12 Democrats in the minority. Three Republicans who have each accepted contributions from Big Tech — Roy Blunt of Missouri, Dan Sullivan of Alaska, and Todd Young of Indiana — did not show up. During the hearing, Senator John Thune (R., S.D.
Thune: Facebook, Twitter CEOs Must Decide on Publisher Issue
Facebook and Twitter officials must decide whether their sites are a neutral platform used to host user-generated content, or if they are acting as publishers who filter information, Sen. John Thune said Wednesday morning before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were to testify virtually before his Senate committee. "We are very interested in hearing from the tech CEOs principally about how they decide, when they decide, to moderate user-generated content on their platform," the South Dakota Republican, who chairs the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, said on CBNC's "Squawk Box." "Data privacy is a big issue and the anti-trust issue and concentration of market power in the hands of the countries and could get probed a little bit." "I don't think that in any way steps on these company's abilities to continue doing what they're doing and doing it well." Meanwhile, social media sites have argued for some time that they are neutral, but "we found that's not true," said Thune, as there are cases where content is being censored.
2020, Trump & GOP Senate Candidates: Comparing Vote Totals Will Give Hint at Party’s Future
(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)The president’s performance relative to GOP Senate candidates’ will tell us whether he’s a political unicorn or a more durable phenomenon. In 18 states, Trump ran six or fewer points behind the GOP Senate candidate:In Alabama, Richard Shelby won 64 percent of the vote, and Trump won 62 percent. In five states, Trump ran six or more points behind the GOP Senate candidate:In Iowa, Chuck Grassley won 60.1 percent of the vote, and Trump won 51.1 percent. In ten states, Trump ran ahead of the GOP Senate candidate:In Alaska, Lisa Murkowski won 44 percent of the vote, and Trump won 51.2 percent. Four years ago, Trump ran behind the GOP Senate candidate in 23 of 33 states with Senate races.
United Parcel Service: Growth and Dividends
Average daily volume growth of 13.5% fueled UPS’ growth last quarter, as did price increases. Shipping Dividends to ShareholdersUPS shareholders have benefited from the company’s impressive growth in recent years, both in terms of a rising share price, as well as dividends and regular dividend growth. Such strong cash generation allows the company to return cash to shareholders, through a combination of buybacks and dividends. And, UPS is a strong dividend growth stock. With a 2.5% yield and regular dividend increases each year, UPS stock is an attractive buy for dividend growth.
At Risk for Heart Disease? Consider These Insurance Selections
Health insurance considerations for heart disease risksBoth men and women suffer from heart disease at near-equal rates as they age, according to the American Heart Association, but middle-aged men are three times more likely than women to die from a heart attack or coronary heart disease. Those entering retirement age should explore all available health insurance options, including private health insurance and Medicare. Life insurance is an important element of financial planning, especially for Americans at risk of heart disease. Increase car insurance coverageIf there was ever a time to increase your car insurance coverage, it's when you discover you have a risk of heart disease or following a heart disease diagnosis. Make sure you not only have health insurance but consider buying life insurance and take a look at your car insurance policy.
Will Biden's Two Economic 'Mini Plans' Make Any Useful Impact?
If elected next week, Joe Biden has proposed changes in two areas critical to all Americans: taxes and Social Security. Neither of these "mini plans" contain any revolutionary solutions to Social Security's impending dilemma, and they mainly increase taxes on higher-income individuals. For those making more than $400,000, Biden plans on raising their marginal tax rate from 37% to 39.6%. And he also plans to increase taxes on corporations, which can then pass the increase onto consumers in the form of higher prices. If your answer is "no", then you might want to ensure that your future doesn't rely solely on Social Security.
GE Posts Adjusted Profit, Surprising Wall Street
General Electric narrowed its losses in its third quarter as it trimmed expenses and managed to post an adjusted profit that surprised Wall Street. GE lost $1.19 billion, or 13 cents per share, for the three months ended Sept.30. A year earlier the Boston-based company lost $9.47 billion, or 15 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time costs and asset impairment costs, were 6 cents per share. For the year to date, it has reduced debt by $11.7 billion, including $8.1 billion in GE Industrial debt and $3.6 billion in GE Capital debt.
UPS Shares Sink Despite Healthy 3rd Quarter Profit
United Parcel Service Inc beat profit expectations on Wednesday, but shares sank 5.7% as investors fretted over a margin squeeze from pandemic-fueled e-commerce deliveries. Third-quarter average daily volume jumped 13.8% the key UPS domestic segment, which has been inundated with residential deliveries of everything from exercise equipment to snacks. Net income increased 11.8% to $1.96 billion, or $2.24 per share, during the quarter. Excluding items, UPS earned $2.28 per share, beating analysts' average estimate of $1.90 per share, according to Refinitiv data. Last month, UPS said it would hire more than 100,000 workers for the winter holiday season, which retailers started more than a month ahead of time to avoid overwhelming the delivery network.
US Auto Sales Surge as Demand Stays High
The pace of U.S. auto sales is expected to rise 3% in October, helped by a strong recovery in consumer demand and tighter inventories at dealerships, industry consultants J.D. Retail sales of new vehicles are estimated to reach about 1.2 million units in October, a 3% increase from a year ago when adjusted for selling days, the consultancies said. "Two consecutive months of year-over-year retail sales increases demonstrates that consumer demand is showing remarkable strength," said Thomas King, president of the data and analytics division at J.D. The consultancies also estimate the seasonally adjusted annualized sales pace for new vehicles in October to be about 15.9 million vehicles, down just 0.8 million units from 2019. LMC Automotive also expects total global light-vehicle sales for the year to be about 77 million units, a decline of 15% from 2019.
Virus Lockdown Fears Strike Global Markets, Euro
Global stocks and the euro tumbled on Wednesday as coronavirus infections rose in Europe and the United States, igniting fears of strict lockdowns that would damage already fragile economic recoveries. Investors were rattled by a media report that France might impose a national lockdown from midnight on Thursday. Concerns over a second wave of infections played out in currency and bond markets, too, with the euro slumping 0.6% against the dollar to $1.1736. Investors cautiously bet on his victory and possibly a "blue wave" outcome, where Democrats take back the Senate as well. The uncertainty was apparent in currency markets, too: One-week implied volatility indicators for the euro and the yen rose to their highest in nearly seven months.
Amazon Launches Swedish site in 1st Leg of Nordic Expansion
The American company headquartered in Seattle, Washington said Wednesday that Swedish customers can shop for more than 150 million products in 30 categories on amazon.se. Customers from Sweden and other Nordic countries have until now shopped on Amazon using the company’s German and U.K. sites. Amazon said it would offer free delivery for orders above 229 kronor ($26) to users of the new Swedish site. That is probably the bigger question, really,” Peter Hesslin, head of e-commerce and logistics at the Danish-Swedish delivery and postal company PostNord, told Swedish news agency TT. Nordic news outlets earlier reported that Amazon was building a major logistics center in Eskilstuna, a town some 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Stockholm.
New York Post Has Been Locked Out of Twitter for 2 Weeks
The New York Post is still locked out of its Twitter account for a second week, according to the Washington Examiner. Twitter has revoked NY Post account access for 2 weeks over it," Morris tweeted. "Today, right now, the New York Post is still blocked from tweeting, two weeks later," Cruz said. The New York Post has the fourth-highest circulation of any newspaper in America. The New York Post is over 200 years old.
Northern States Seeing Highest Per Capita COVID-19 Cases
Interior northern states from Montana to Wisconsin are seeing the highest average number of daily new infections per capita of the novel coronavirus in the United States, with North Dakota leading the way, according to statistics from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. States on both coasts are showing the lowest number of per capita infections over the past seven days, including Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Washington, the task force’s website shows. North Dakota had an average of 107.9 daily new infections per 100,000 over the past seven days, slightly ahead of neighbor South Dakota with 101.6. Across the United States, there were 21.8 average daily new infections over the past seven days. This will require aggressive mitigation to control both the silent, asymptomatic spread and symptomatic spread.”
MLB Says Turner Broke Isolation Rules After Positive COVID Test
Major League Baseball on Wednesday condemned Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner for “emphatically” refusing to comply and stay in isolation after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus during Game 6 of the World Series. The Dodgers took Turner off the field in the eighth inning of Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday night, after his COVID-19 returned positive. After the Dodgers won the game, 3-1, Turner left the clubhouse where he was told he had to isolate and went onto the field where he celebrated with his teammates. When MLB security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply," it adds. MLB is investigating how Turner contracted the virus as he and his teammates were kept in a soft bubble for three weeks in a Dallas hotel with the Tampa Bay Rays.
104-year-old Rents Chopper for Northern Denmark Family Visit
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — What is a 104-year-old woman to do if she wants to visit family members but can't sit in a car for a long period of time? Margrethe Hansen, who lives in a Denmark retirement home some 174 kilometers (108 miles) away from her 82-year-old son and her grandchildren, opted to go by helicopter. “I thought it was the fastest way to get away,” Hansen told Denmark’s TV2. The flight to Stoevring in northern Denmark took roughly one hour. Otherwise, it was a bit bumpy, but it was fine,” Hansen told the channel.
Zimbabwe Cabinet Approves Proposal to Criminalize Protests
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s cabinet has approved proposed legislation that would make it a crime for activists to make “unsubstantiated claims” of human rights abuses, hold anti-government protests that could draw international attention or speak with foreign governments without state approval. The proposed changes to the law are expected to be approved by Zimbabwe's parliament, which is dominated by Mnangagwa's ruling ZANU-PF party. "NGOs have been instrumental in exposing human rights abuses and the government’s response is to criminalize their work,” said Vava. Mnangagwa and his officials recently accused non-governmental organizations of working with Zimbabwe's political opposition and foreign governments to try to topple his administration. He said anti-government protests and international sanctions are threats to his government.
Serbia's PM: Gov't to be Pro-EU Keeping Russia, China Ties
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s prime minister-designate said Wednesday her new government will be pro-European but will also maintain “friendly’’ relations with Russia and China. Ana Brnabic made the comments in an address to parliament, which is to approve Serbia’s new government dominated by allies of autocratic President Aleksandar Vucic. Although formally seeking EU membership, Serbia has been strengthening its economic, political and military ties with Russia and China. Vucic’s ruling Serbian Progressive Party swept the June 21 parliamentary vote that was boycotted by several of the main opposition parties. The main opposition parties said on Wednesday the new government, which has 21 ministers — nearly half of them women — is not legitimate as it is the result of “fraudulent’’ elections.
Turkish Leaders Condemn Charlie Hebdo Cartoon of Erdogan
But it was Erdogan who led the charge against France and questioned Macron’s mental state. France then recalled its ambassador to Turkey for consultations, a first in French-Turkish diplomatic relations. Kalin said: “The aim of these publications, that are devoid of morality and decency, is to sow seeds of hatred and animosity. “I condemn this incorrigible French rag's immoral publication concerning our president,” Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay wrote on Twitter. Tensions between France and Turkey have mounted in recent months over Turkish actions in Syria, Libya and the Caucasus Mountains region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Merkel: German Officials Agree to 4-week Partial Shutdown Closing Restaurants, Bars, Theaters, among Other Restrictions
BERLIN (AP) — Merkel: German officials agree to 4-week partial shutdown closing restaurants, bars, theaters, among other restrictions. © Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Ship Captain Arrested after Collision with Greek Warship
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Wednesday arrested the captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship that collided with a Greek navy minehunter outside the country’s main port of Piraeus. The coast guard said the captain of the Maersk Launceston container vessel was arrested for alleged violations of the Greek penal code and of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea. In a statement Wednesday, the company said Greek authorities interviewed the cargo ship’s crew and have officially charged the ship’s captain. Greek authorities requested for the ship to remain in port, and a company representative was providing support to the ship’s master and crew. Greek authorities are continuing their investigations, to which John T. Essberger will offer its full cooperation,” the company said in its statement.
US Charges 8 Chinese Operatives in Intimidation Plot
Eight people have been charged with conspiring to work on China's behalf in a plot involving threatening letters and the use of night vision goggles to surveil and coerce a Chinese family to return to their home country to face charges, according to a U.S. criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday. The alleged plot was known as “Operation Fox Hunt” and “Operation Skynet," court records show. Its goal was to target Chinese nationals living in foreign countries and intimidate them into returning to China to face charges. The criminal complaint alleges that the group plotted to target a former Chinese government employee and his wife and daughter, who have been living in New Jersey since 2010. That’s the end of this matter!”"Today's charges reflect yet another example of China's ongoing and widespread lawless behavior," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Wednesday.
President Macron Announces New National Lockdown in France from Friday, but Says Schools Will Stay Open
PARIS (AP) — President Macron announces new national lockdown in France from Friday, but says schools will stay open. © Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Indian Agency Raids Home of Journalist, Activists in Kashmir
The agency said it was investigating “non-profit groups and charitable trusts” that were collecting funds and using them for “carrying out secessionist and separatist activities” in the disputed region. A police official privy to the raids said the investigators confiscated telephones, laptops and storage devices from journalist Bukhari and rights defender Parvez. Parvez’s organization, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society has written scathing reports about brutality involving some of the hundreds of thousands of Indian troops in the region. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, and both claim the region in its entirety. Since August 2019, the Indian government has imposed overarching restrictions in the region which critics say has eroded press freedom.
Belarus Minister Says Police Could Use Guns During Protests
In a YouTube interview released Wednesday, Interior Minister Yuri Karayev said he thinks that police have been too tolerant of protesters and that they will take a tougher line. Since the country's Aug. 9 presidential election, Belarus has been rocked by the largest and most sustained protests in President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year rule. The strike, however, has failed to get enough traction to stymie production at major state-run plants and factories that make up the core of the Belarus economy. Amid the pressure from protesters, Lukashenko has maneuvered to buy time by promising a constitutional overhaul that could trim his powers. Belarus' State Security Committee, which still goes by the Soviet-era name KGB, accused him of conspiring to stage mass riots.
Venezuela President: Key Venezuelan Oil Refinery Attacked
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday that a large oil refinery suffered a “terrorist attack” as his government struggles to provide domestic fuel to the crisis-stricken nation. Maduro also said two foreigners were detained prior to the alleged attack on Tuesday that toppled a large tower at the Amuay Refinery on Venezuela’s northern Caribbean coast. Maduro said the attack was carried out with a “large and powerful” weapon without providing more details. Venezuela was once a oil-rich nation, but its broken refineries fail to produce enough fuel for drivers to fuel up their cars. Wednesday's announcement of the attack on the Amuay refinery comes in the midst of a difficult situation facing the oil industry, burdened by falling production, financial problems and lack of investment.
Albania Hosts Online Balkan Anti-Semitism Forum
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania held an online forum against anti-Semitism Wednesday, the first time such a meeting has been staged in the Balkans, with Prime Minister Edi Rama calling anti-Semitism “a threat to our own civilization.”The Balkans Forum Against Anti-Semitism was organized by Albania’s Parliament in partnership with the New York-based Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) and the Jewish Agency for Israel. “We need to continue and fight any form of anti-Semitism, which is a threat to our own civilization … upon which our common future is being built,” Rama said. Regional top leaders, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other officials from the Balkans, Europe and the U.S. took part. Nazi German forces occupied Albania from September 1943 until November 1944, when they were pushed out by local communist partisans. A small Jewish community living in Albania left the country for Israel just after the fall of the communist regime in 1991.
Asia Today: Virus Arrives in Marshall Islands with 2 Cases
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Marshall Islands has reported its first cases of the coronavirus after two people who flew from Hawaii to a U.S. military base tested positive. The small Pacific nation had been among the last places in the world to have no reported cases of the virus. The office said the two cases weren’t connected, that both people remained in quarantine, and that there was no chance of community transmission. Home to about 78,000 people, the Marshall Islands maintains close military and civilian ties with the U.S. under a compact of free association. In other developments in the Asia-Pacific region:— Australia has sought to prevent new coronavirus cases from reaching its shores by banning most of its residents from leaving in the first place.
Australia's Pandemic Travel Ban Brings Family Heartbreak
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has held up Australia’s travel ban as an example to the world of how to avoid severe coronavirus spikes caused by citizens who are infected while on vacation. Magenau, a 42-year-old cancer research scientist, was given an exemption to travel with her 5-year-old son, Hendrix, from their home in Sydney to Stuttgart, Germany. She had made a second application for a travel exemption after the first was rejected because of a lack of supporting documentation. Border Force said more than 55,200 Australian citizens and permanent residents had been given exemptions to depart Australia from when the travel ban began on March 25 through the end of September. Magenau is surprised that so many of her fellow Australians seem to accept the extraordinary travel restrictions.
UK Vaccine Chief Warns of Over-optimism, Early Imperfection
Vaccine Taskforce chair Kate Bingham also warned against over-optimism, saying there is no guarantee a successful vaccine against the novel coronavirus will ever be developed. Britain created the Vaccine Taskforce earlier this year to speed the development of a vaccine. Vaccine candidates based on more frequently used methodologies aren’t likely to be ready until late 2021, she added. “China, Europe, the USA and the U.K. need to work together,’’ Bingham wrote. The European Medicines Agency has not specified any minimum efficacy threshold for COVID-19 vaccines and said they would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Karl Rove: Trump's Pathway Depends on Michigan, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin
"If he wins Pennsylvania and loses Wisconsin and Michigan, he has 280 Electoral College votes," Rove told Fox News' Sandra Smith on "America's Newsroom." "Let's assume he holds the same states he won last time around, [and] in the Great Lakes area he wins Michigan and loses Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, he is at 276." And, said Rove, if Trump holds the states he won last time and wins Wisconsin but loses Pennsylvania and Michigan, he'll have the 270 votes he needs to win the Electoral College vote. He later in the interview, however, made a correction, saying that if Trump wins in Pennsylvania, he'll have 306 electoral votes, but if "he loses Pennsylvania, he is at 286, not 280." But if Trump doesn't win Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Wisconsin, he has to win a combination of states that have 10 electoral votes, such as Nevada and New Hampshire, or win Minnesota and its 10 electoral votes.
SCOTUS Rejects Trump Bid to Block NC Absentee Ballot Extension
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by President Donald Trump's campaign to block North Carolina's extension of the deadline for receiving mail-in ballots as the justices acted in another voting case ahead of Nov. 3 election. The justices left in place a lower court-approved agreement allowing the extension, rebuffing a request by Trump's campaign, the Republican National Committee and North Carolina Republican officials for an injunction to block it. The state election board, citing potential U.S. Postal Service mail delivery delays, opted to allow absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted if they arrived up to nine days later.
DOJ Ramps Up Inquiry Into NY Nursing Home Deaths
The U.S. Justice Department vastly expanded an inquiry Wednesday that could determine whether New York is undercounting coronavirus deaths among nursing home residents, demanding detailed data from hundreds of private facilities. New York's method of counting allows Cuomo to boast his state has a lower percentage of nursing home deaths compared to other states. "New York, actually, we're number 46 out of 50 in terms of percentage of deaths in nursing homes — 46 out of 50. So, yes, people died in nursing homes. Separately, the Justice Department also sent a letter to New Jersey Democrat Gov.
Election Spending Projected to Double 2016's with Almost $14 Billion
Election spending ahead of November 4 is expected to hit about $14 billion, more than doubling the amount spent on the 2016 general election, CNBC reports. The Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan organization, found that the amount of money spent on presidential and congressional campaigns in the 2020 election will reach almost $14 billion, with $6.6 billion in total spending expected on the presidential race, and over $7 billion is expected on various congressional races. In previous presidential election years, the amount spent on both presidential and congressional races never surpassed $7 billion. An estimated $2.3 billion was spent on the 2016 presidential race, with an estimated $4.1 billion spent on congressional races that year. In 2012, $2.6 billion was estimated to have been spent on the presidential race, with an estimated $3.6 billion spent on congressional races.
Federal Judge Orders SC Counties Not to Match Absentee Ballot Signatures
A federal judge has ordered county election officials in South Carolina to stop rejecting absentee ballots based on mismatched signatures. He also required that the board give any voter whose ballot signature appears not to match an opportunity to correct the error, The State reported. Ballots which arrive without a voter’s signature or witness signature will be disqualified. Gergel issued his directive after the League of Women Voters of South Carolina sued claiming that one county was using individuals to compare signatures while another was using computer verification. South Carolina State Election Commission Executive Director Marci Andino said there was no basis in law for applying a similar procedure to absentee ballots.
Supreme Court Leaves NC Absentee Ballot Deadline at Nov. 12
The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day, in a win for Democrats. Under the Supreme Court’s order, mailed ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 12 in order to be counted. The Court upheld the State Board of Elections’ effort to ensure that every eligible vote counts, even during a pandemic,” he said. “Voters must have their mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day, but now we all have certainty that every eligible vote will be counted. The election board and the state judge “worked together to override a carefully tailored legislative response to COVID,” Gorsuch wrote.
Dependability Is Sadly Lacking
When you call him, he says, "Oh, I'm going to get that bid out this afternoon." Monday night you can't reach him. Tuesday morning you can't reach him. Tuesday afternoon, when you finally talk, he doesn't even say, "I'm sorry," or, "I forgot," or, "I got tied up." There is also the person who says, "I'll call you this afternoon with the information," and then doesn't call.
DOD, HHS Buy $1.1B in Coronavirus Therapeutics
The Department of Defense will now focus its Operation Warp Speed to coronavirus therapeutics after agreeing to buy $375 million on Wednesday of Eli Lilly’s yet-to-be-proven antibody treatment, according to the Washington Examiner. In the next two months, the government will purchase 300,000 doses of a therapeutic called bamlanivimab at the initial price. It then has an option to buy up to 650,000 more doses for an additional cost of $812.5 million through June 2021. The DOD announced the deal a