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Blue Texas? Don't bet on it, Lt. Gov. Patrick tells CPAC: ‘Not ever going to let that happen’
Dan Patrick vowed Friday to never let the state turn Democratic, calling himself the "last man standing" electorally against future Democratic presidential candidates. Texas has 38 electoral votes, the most of any reliably Republican state and the second-most of any state next to California, which is a reliably Democratic state with 55 electoral votes. Texas last voted for a Democrat in a presidential election in 1976, when Jimmy Carter beat Gerald Ford. The last four presidential elections before that in Texas were double-digit wins for the Republican candidates. Fox Nation is a sponsor of CPAC and will be streaming live speeches from the most influential conservatives at CPAC 2021: America Uncanceled.
Mark Levin lays out how Americans can combat Marxism
"Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin joined "Hannity" to discuss how people can begin to fight back against the growing popularity of Marxism in the United States. MARK LEVIN: It's not possible to get into everything and it doesn't also mean I have every idea imaginable on Earth and that's one of the things we need to think about and talk about too. I start with the tactics and motives of the left. Other than looting and burning and arson, in terms of their peaceful actions, we ought to learn from them, we got to steal some of their ideas. Not just parents, but thousands and thousands of taxpayers, we own these schools, need to show up.
Clyburn: Adams win in NYC proves ‘defund the police’ Democrat is ‘non-starter’
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ recent victory in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary is more proof that calls to “defund the police” are a “non-starter, even with black people,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said. That’s what your critics on the left would say.”“That is absolutely poppycock,” Clyburn responded on Hasan’s show Thursday. I’ve been one all of my life.”Former NYPD officer Eric Adams won the Democratic Primary in New York City’s mayoral race. “I’m not sure why you seem to think it’s such a big problem for your party,” the host told Clyburn. It’s a real problem,” Clyburn shot back.
‘You are just being played’: Trump tells GOP to stop infrastructure talks
Former President Donald Trump called on “RINO Republicans” to stop working on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan, warning that they are “just being played by the Radical Left Democrats.”“[T]hey will give you nothing!” Trump said in a statement issued late Friday. That move would enable Senate Democrats to skirt the legislative filibuster and force their legislation through with just 51 votes. “We’ve added quite enough to the national debt.”Republicans have insisted that the legislation not be paid for by undoing the 2017 tax cuts enacted by Trump, a point the 45th president emphasized Friday night. Former President Donald Trump called on GOP senators to stop working the bipartisan infrastructure plan. “Keep the Trump Administrations [sic] tax cuts just where they are,” he added.
China will benefit when Biden caves to climate activists: Marc Morano
"Green Fraud" author Marc Morano joined "Fox News Primetime" to discuss progressive's pressuring President Biden to go soft on China's human rights abuses in favor of a climate agenda. It doesn't matter what China does in any human rights violations and any other policy all that matters is that we save the planet. This is bonkers but this is going to the American foreign policy pause the sunrise movement, union concerned scientists heavily involved. …Even as we go to the solar and wind mandates and electric car batteries, cobalt Chinese-owned factories in Africa are being run by these Chinese companies with human rights abuses allegations of underage laborers. So this is not just human rights abuses in China but looking at them in Africa as China essentially is buying up Africa now.
Hannity warns about the danger surrounding growing support of Marxism
Fox News host Sean Hannity spent Friday night diving deep into "Life Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin's latest book "American Marxism," focusing on the spread of this "radical" ideology across the United States on "Hannity." Hannity commented that in Levin's book he recognized that Marxism is going by different names but holding the same ideological views. "Make no mistake, Marxism is the antithesis to the American way of life. Over the past two decades, the oil-rich South American country went from one of the prosperous to decimated. The United States has seen an influx of immigrants from this country Hannity noted.
Levin: 'Neo-Marxist' Democrat 'enemies' seek to destroy US, as Biden engages in 'radical cultural attacks'
"I was doing research and studying the scholarship and who were behind these various movements, critical race theory, the current immigration movement, so-called climate change, the de-growth movement. Levin said those on the left are not "opponents" or rivals as often described but truly our "enemies." Levin said many of today's American Marxist leaders hide behind the language they have themselves altered, pointing to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is a self-described "democratic socialist." Levin also hit the Democrats' latest endeavor in education policy, Critical Race Theory. "When you look at Joe Biden and the executive orders he signs, they are the most radical cultural attacks on our system in American history.
Ingraham: It's 'Corrupticrats Gone Wild' as Sharpton reemerges to inflame election law takeover 'activism'
As Ingraham reported, Sharpton appeared with other liberal activists at a White House meeting Thursday with President Biden "about the so-called horrors of state voting laws that merely target corrupt election practices with commonsense rules." "This will be a summer of activism, a summer of getting back into the streets," Sharpton announced at the White House. Ingraham noted that "getting back into the streets" did not "work out so well last summer for poor urban Americans." Ingraham responded that Sharpton is not telling the truth:"No one is eroding voting rights. "By naming their so-called voting rights bill the "For the People Act," Democrats insult the intelligence of the American people.
Adam Carolla: China, Russia likely 'delighted' US intel and military focusing on 'wokeness' over preparedness
The 52-page report from the agency, led by Biden appointee Avril Haines, featured several examples of stock imagery. "Do you feel safer knowing our Intel community is represented by stock photos?" "No, when it comes to the Intel community, I want the best and the brightest, not the least Whitest," the comedian replied. Carolla added that the immutable characteristics of the bureaucrats in the US intelligence community have nothing to do with their ability to perform their roles on behalf of the United States. He said that, in that way, China and Russia must be very excited and pleased to see "wokeness" now take over the intelligence community, as the host implied the report begets deference to identity and diversity over more germane factors.
Charlottesville to take down Robert E. Lee statue that was focus of deadly rally
A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was the focal point of the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. will be removed from its pedestal and put in storage this weekend, officials announced Friday. Fields pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges in March 2019 and was sentenced to life in prison that June. White nationalists participate in a torch-lit march on the grounds of the University of Virginia ahead of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11, 2017. Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via APThe Charlottesville City Council voted in February 2017 to take down the Lee statue amid mounting public pressure, including a petition started by a black high school student, Zyahna Bryant. After the riot, the spotlight moved off Charlottesville, but the Lee and Jackson statues, which were erected in the 1920s, remained standing.
Intelligence agency busted for blatant Photoshop job on cover of diversity report
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) was roundly mocked on social media Thursday for using an image on the cover of its annual diversity report that was obviously Photoshopped. They seem to have been Photoshopped into the image used on the ODNI report. The percentage of female civilian intelligence community employees held steady at 39.3 percent. “The Intelligence Community should reflect the diverse makeup of America and demonstrate that we are fostering an environment where every professional can succeed,” Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said in a statement accompanying the report. “Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion is fundamental to our democratic values and critical to meeting the IC’s mission.
Disingenuous defenses of critical race theory
In reality, they would usher in the concrete tyrannies of critical race theory, which explicitly seeks to subvert the principles of individual rights and equal protection under the law. With state prohibitions on critical race theory indoctrination, schools have clear guidance about their curricula and families have immediate recourse. Is it possible that these writers simply aren’t aware of the illiberal nature of critical race theory? If critical race theory is “racial poison,” why allow it to seize control of our schools? The war against critical race theory is a war worth fighting — and, more importantly, a war worth winning.
Illinois first state to mandate Asian American history be taught in public schools
Illinois is set to become the first state to mandate the teaching of Asian American history to public school students. JB Pritzker signed the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act into law Friday, amid the nationwide rise of hate crimes against the community since the coronavirus pandemic. “With the recent rise in acts of violence and bigotry against the Asian American community, teaching students about rich culture and important contributions of the Asian American community throughout history will help combat false stereotypes,” a Friday statement from the Democrat’s office read. A lack of knowledge is the root cause of discrimination and the best weapon against ignorance is education,” State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz said. Getty ImagesNearly 3,800 hate crimes against Asian Americans were reported nationwide during the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center.
Eric Swalwell posed shirtless during pricey paid-for Qatar trip
Instagram photos published by Business Insider showed Swalwell and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) happily posing shirtless while riding camels along the Persian Gulf. On April 1, the US-Qatar Business Council tweeted a photo of the masked members greeting the country’s monarch, Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. InstagramThe paid-for congressional work trip, long a sore spot among good-government types, is making a comeback as the coronavirus pandemic winds down. Details of the trip and who accompanied them must be filed with their respective ethics committees and made publicly available. The trip was reportedly paid for by the US-Qatar Business Council.
Florida state legislature diverted 40% of condo owner association fees into general fund since 2008: report
Since 2008, the state has diverted $65 million of the $167 million that has been taxed, nearly 40%, into the general fund, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. "For years, we've said please don't sweep that fund," Travis Moore, a lobbyist that represents Florida condo owners associations through the Community Associations Institutes, told the local newspaper. A 2018 report by Morabito Consultants said that improperly laid waterproofing was preventing water from running off under the building's pool deck. "The failed waterproofing is causing major structural damage to the concrete structural slab below these areas," the report said. Rescue teams are still working in 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day to find the 61 victims who are unaccounted for.
The last thing kids need is cameras in their classrooms
Tucker Carlson calls for cameras in classrooms to “oversee the people teaching your children, forming their minds.” Matt Walsh, on his Daily Wire podcast, suggests it to document “everything that teachers say to their students.”Teachers naturally bristle at the idea, which may be the point. Full-time monitoring of teachers in the classroom means full-time monitoring of kids — and their not-yet-fully-formed frontal lobes — in all of their unsophisticated glory. They often say and do stupid things, and the tendency seems to compound when they’re in groups. Children need time and space to grow, make mistakes, learn and form their opinions. If parents really want insight into what’s going on in their kids’ classroom, they could employ the age-old tactic of talking to their children.
Tucker blasts Mueller deputy ripping NSA claim: 'Beyond belief' to be 'lectured about patriotism' by him
Fox News host Tucker Carlson responded Friday on "Fox News Primetime" to criticism after his revelation the National Security Agency had reportedly "unmasked" his name in communications that purportedly sought an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this year. Carlson told host Mark Steyn that Weissmann is the last person that should be lecturing anyone about being "anti-American," given his overtly partisan behavior during Mueller's probe. "First of all, to be lectured by patriotism who think America is systemically racist is beyond belief," Carlson said. "Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air," the statement reads. Carlson elaborated that his team also tried repeatedly to get ahold of Gen. Paul Nakasone, the Trump-appointed head of the agency.
California union boss says Newsom 'lost his mind', wrongly attacking 'conservatives' by closing rural prison
The newly-minted president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 slammed California Gov. Gavin Newsom after the Democrat announced plans to close the California Correctional Center in Susanville, which is staffed by SEIU members. "I believe in the power of voting and in this election for Local-1000, 2,637 people said Richard Louis Brown, fight for us. Two wildfires, the Sugar Fire and Dotta Fire, are currently burning just southwest of the prison in nearby Plumas County. That is what I would tell unions across California," Brown added.
Larry Kudlow: We are fighting for the soul of America
You could also think of it as a presidential race between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom. First, the current California governor and former San Francisco mayor needs to survive a gubernatorial recall. Call them the California way and the Florida way." Not only does Florida love traditional values, but Florida loves business and the people businesses employ. In everything it does, California now opposes traditional values with massive over-regulation and tax burdens on businesses.
Army vet hits Biden admin on MSNBC for making 'too many excuses' on Afghanistan
Iraq War veteran Paul Rieckhoff ripped President Biden's recent decision to speed the withdrawal of combat troops in Afghanistan because of what it could mean for the heroes on the ground. Rieckhoff said it was a "moral imperative" that the U.S. take care of those now reportedly vulnerable individuals. BIDEN CHANGES END OF US COMBAT MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN FROM SEPT. 11 TO AUG. 31"There is precedent to move people to American territories like Guam," he continued. And the White House is telling us that they can't get our friends out of Afghanistan? Rieckhoff said he was personally concerned about one of his former interpreters because he doesn't know his fate.
How Facebook is turning beloved American values on their head
Not long ago, the nation celebrated our shared values and common interests while respecting dissenting opinions. Fact is, our shared sense of values is compromised when it comes to social-media platforms’ ad hoc and vague policies. Yet slamming free speech isn’t Facebook’s only abuse: The platform also serves as a primary tool for sex-traffickers. see also Facebook must face sex-trafficking suit, Texas judge rules Facebook may be held accountable for knowingly benefitting from sex... Americans cherish their traditional values; we shouldn’t let corporate hypocrisy and censorship by a bastion of self-anointed geeks destroy them.
NYC’s push to move homeless from hotels to shelters halted in court
The Department of Homeless Services temporarily suspended its push to move 8,000 homeless New Yorkers from hotels and into shelters Friday — just hours after advocates filed a motion accusing City Hall of violating the rights of people with medical and mental health problems. So far, residents from 23 of the 60 emergency hotel shelters opened to provide space for social distancing during the pandemic have already been moved back into the city’s congregate shelter system. The plan from the Department of Homeless Services would have relocated 8,000 people out of hotels. But Legal Aid’s lawsuit disputes that statement, claiming that City Hall failed to follow required protocol for transferring the homeless hotel residents with major health needs back to more traditional barracks-style shelters. “It is time to move homeless folks who were in hotels for a temporary period of time back to shelters, where they can get the support they need,” de Blasio said last month.
Deadspin EIC Jim Rich resigns in latest turmoil at G/O Media
Jim Rich, the former Daily News editor charged with bringing Deadspin back to life following a mass staff exodus, has resigned after just 18 months on the job, The Post has learned. Neither Spanfeller nor Rich returned calls seeking comment at the time of writing. No replacement has been tapped for Rich, who built an entirely new staff from the ground up at Deadspin. Within days, the entire editorial staff had followed him out the door. “Long live Deadspin.”For three months, Deadspin was a ghost site until its restaffing under Rich.
Biden fires Social Security commissioner, who refuses to leave office
President Biden fired the commissioner of the Social Security Administration, a holdover from the Trump administration, after he refused to resign Friday. The Associated Press reported that Deputy Commissioner David Black, another Trump holdover, had agreed to resign. Biden named Kilolo Kijakazi as acting commissioner while the administration conducts a search for a permanent commissioner and deputy commissioner. Kijakazi currently is the SSA’s deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy. Congressional Republicans accused Biden of politicizing the agency, which pays out billions of dollars per year to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries, including seniors and the disabled.
Air Force professor who taught critical race theory should be fired, GOP rep says
Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., called this week for U.S. Air Force Academy professor Lynne Chandler Garcia to be fired after she publicly advocated for military academies to teach critical race theory to incoming cadets. "Critical Race Theory teaches that the only way to right past racial discrimination is with present racial discrimination," Green wrote in the letter. Green issued his call for Garcia’s dismissal amid a broader clash between GOP lawmakers and military leadership about critical race theory. Air Force and Air Force Academy officials did not immediately return requests for comment on Green’s call for Garcia’s dismissal. In May, Green introduced a bill seeking to block the teaching of critical race theory at military academies.
NJ House candidate, Air Force vet, shoots down BLM Utah calling US flag 'symbol of hate'
"The fact of the matter is that Black people are Americans, and Black history is American history," Republican House candidate Billy Prempeh told Fox News Friday. BLM UTAH CHAPTER CALLS AMERICAN FLAG ‘SYMBOL OF HATRED’The flag is the opposite, he said. The 31-year-old Republican House candidate said over the course of U.S. history, Americans made "incredible, incredible advancements" in terms of civil rights and social justice. "I'm an Air Force veteran, and I took a lot of pride fighting under the American flag," he said. The candidate and other volunteers will be in Paterson’s namesake park for a cleanup along the Passaic River Saturday morning.
Biden believes children need to learn ‘challenging’ US history
President Biden believes America’s schoolkids need to learn “not just the good, but also the challenging in our history,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday in response to a question about the movement to teach critical race theory in K-12 schools. Psaki added that Critical Race Theory has become “politically charged.” ShutterstockCritical race theory argues that racism, specifically white supremacy, is at the root of America’s founding, its institutions and its public policies. Critics say teaching the theory to young children wrongly encourages them to view each other through a racial lens. Meanwhile, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) welcomed controversial author and critical race theory advocate Ibram X. Kendi to address one of its conferences earlier this week. “Let’s be clear: Critical race theory is not taught in elementary schools or high schools.
Biden’s anti-competitive ‘competition’ order
His everything-but-the-kitchen-sink directive is simply a compendium of longtime Democratic dreams, banning companies — and workers — from acting in ways that keep them competitive. The order includes 72 directives for more than a dozen federal agencies on everything from prescription-drug prices to Internet services to chicken farming. And this order could do serious damage to that recovery. Most of it is bad ideas, and little of it has to do with boosting competition except according to lefty talking points. Is there anyone in this White House who has a clue how the private sector actually works?
Letters to the Editor — July 10, 2021
The Issue: The Post editorial calling for an end to requiring vaccinated riders wear masks on public transit. With all the problems facing New York City, why focus on this mask mandate (“Let ’Em Breathe,” Editorial, July 8)? John AmatoFresh MeadowsThe Post’s opinion on the wearing of masks in the subway is misguided and just plain wrong. I am not in favor of people wearing masks forever. Nat WeinerThe BronxThe Issue: Eric Adams’ victory in the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City.
Dems’ outrageous attempt to tilt elections in their favor
At the top of their list of grievances was the Supreme Court’s June 1 ruling upholding Arizona’s anti-fraud voting laws. In the Arizona case, the justices, by a 6-3 majority, found no evidence that state voting laws put minority voters at a disadvantage or made voting too hard. The New York Times claims “Republican-controlled legislatures across the country have raced one another to pass laws that make voting harder.” Untrue. see also Supreme Court upholds voting restrictions in Arizona 6-3 ?The Supreme Court upheld two voting laws in Arizona passed... The goal is to do what the Supreme Court refused to do, eliminate state election laws.
Use Trump to pitch jabs and other commentary
Pandemic journal: Use Trump To Pitch Jabs“To convince the vaccine-hesitant to get immunized,” President Biden need only “Give Donald Trump the credit he deserves for the vaccines,” argues Marc Thiessen at The Washington Post. Meanwhile, Adams “attacked all his rivals without hesitation. He didn’t navigate Ranked Choice Voting with clever machinations. He steamrolled over it with pugnacious bravado. The former invite the latter.”— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board
Cuomo big-foots in the name of reducing NY’s carbon footprint
Andrew Cuomo’s plans for siting renewable energy facilities, such as solar farms and windmills, are meeting righteous resistance from upstate locals. The intrusive facilities are key to the gov’s $26 billion “clean energy, clean economy” initiative, which Cuomo pretends will boost New York’s post-COVID-19 economy. The wind and solar plants’ output will cost a lot more per kilowatt-hour of generation, though Cuomo means to disguise that fact as best he can. So Cuomo got the Legislature to pass a law that lets him override local objections in siting his alternative-energy facilities, power he’s used to stick it to areas that don’t vote for him anyway. God save New York’s freedoms if he somehow survives his endless scandals and wins yet a fourth term next year.
Xavier Becerra’s moronic Big Brother remark just sets back vaccination efforts
On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra declared it was “absolutely the government’s business” to know whether Americans have been vaccinated. But too many will only hear his earlier remarks implying that the feds have every right to track such info, simply because it’s spending so much taxpayer money on the COVID fight. Yes, virtually all adults should get jabbed, and government outreach to encourage it is warranted. But the various hesitant groups, all across the political and socioeconomic spectrums, often have reasons for their doubts — and rash, morally entitled Big Brother remarks by a top official that feed paranoia are a major setback. A year and a half into COVID, no public-health official has any excuse for straying off-message by venting his foolish fury.
President Biden taps LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to be ambassador to India
President Biden announced Friday that he has tapped Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as his nominee to serve as the U.S. ambassador to India. Speculation over whether Garcetti was in talks with the president for a position within the administration began to emerge in May. Garcetti was first elected to his position as mayor in 2013, previously serving as a city councilman and council president. Eric Garcetti (left) with President Biden at a campaign event last March. According to a report, Garcetti would become the first LA mayor to leave the position on his own terms in over a century.
Biden is badly fumbling the US pullout from Afghanistan
The United States will continue to provide “over the horizon” support, i.e., from a distance, for the Afghan government. see also Pentagon acknowledges ‘deteriorating security situation’ in Afghanistan The Pentagon's top spokesperson acknowledged Friday that there was a... Ideally, the United States would locate some other base next door to ­Afghanistan, but there are no good options in the neighborhood. The contractors who have worked with the Afghan Air Force to maintain its planes are leaving, too, potentially stripping Afghan forces of air support. Biden wants to provide $3 billion in security assistance to the Afghans, but who will do the training with that money?
Mo Brooks slams Senate competitor Katie Britt as a 'pretender,' weighs in on 'Marxist' critical race theory
DALLAS – Rep. Mo Brooks, who is running in the Republican primary to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, slammed his competitor Katie Britt as a "pretender" from the "establishment" and also strongly criticized critical race theory in an interview with Fox News at CPAC on Friday. Brooks, R-Ala., is a firebrand congressman with former President Donald Trump's endorsement for the Alabama Senate seat. But he's facing a crowded primary field including Britt, who is Sen. Richard Shelby's former chief of staff, and Lynda Blanchard, former U.S. Brooks also addressed critical race theory in schools during his discussion with Fox News. "Critical race theory is the exact opposite of what we should be teaching people across the United States of America… skin pigmentation is not what defines a person," Brooks said.
Donald Trump Jr. says he’ll be ‘very involved’ on 2022 campaign trail
DALLAS -- Donald Trump Jr. says he will be "everywhere" in the 2022 midterm elections, as Republicans aim to win back the majority in the House and Senate. And Trump Jr. pledged that "you’ll see me everywhere" in the 2022 cycle. "There’s not many people that have sort of the privilege of having a big platform," Trump Jr., who has 6.8 million followers on Twitter, said. Some political pundits see Trump Jr. as a potential contender for the next GOP presidential nomination if his father doesn't run. "I haven’t personally thought about it," Trump Jr. answered when asked by Fox News if he’s mulled a 2024 run if his father doesn’t launch a campaign.
Ex-NY Times editor fired for pro-Biden tweet speaks out: 'I’m a biased journalist and I’m okay with that'
Lauren Wolfe, the former freelance editor who was fired by The New York Times over a pro-Biden tweet, defended her open political stance in a recent op-ed titled, "I’m a Biased Journalist and I’m Okay With That." They say that I’m biased … that journalists are all crooked, and that I’m a perfect example of why no one can believe anything we in the media say," Wolfe began her piece, which was originally written on her Substack. And yes, I often do write with an agenda—with an eye toward creating change," Wolfe wrote. "So yes, I am biased, and consciously so when it comes to certain subjects—especially when I’m reporting on criminality. "My actions as a journalist had effected change, which became part of the story I was telling.
ICE will now avoid arresting pregnant or nursing migrants
EX-CBP DEPUTY COMMISSIONER SAYS BORDER CRISIS 'UNLIKE ANYTHING I'VE EVER SEEN,' WARNS OF 'BROKEN' SYSTEM"There's nothing humane about encouraging human trafficking of infants and pregnant women," Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said Friday. But acting ICE Director Tae Johnson said the newest regulations preserve the "health and safety of pregnant, postpartum and nursing individuals" and reflect "our commitment to treat all individuals with respect and dignity." "Given the unique needs of this population, we will not detain individuals known to be pregnant, postpartum, or nursing unless release is prohibited by law or exceptional circumstances exist," Johnson said Friday. Under the Obama administration, pregnant women detained by immigration authorities were released from detention, though in 2017 Trump reversed the order. Opponents of detaining pregnant women argue it puts the health and safety of the mother and infant at risk.
Biologist to Tucker: If Ivermectin proven effective against COVID, it moots vaccine push
That last clause, Weinstein told host Tucker Carlson, is key to why it is important that Ivermectin and other established pharmaceuticals are thoroughly investigated as alternative treatments. Ivermectin is also a cost-effective medication for its current uses, with a 3-day prescription-withstanding supply costing less than $50 on Amazon. CLICK HERE TO GET FOX NATION"So if Ivermectin is safe and effective … then there shouldn't be vaccines that we're administering. Weinstein suggested that if the anti-malarial was proven effective, it would moot the Emergency Use Authorization for the vaccine. New episodes of " Tucker Carlson Today " are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday exclusively on Fox Nation.
Chicago murder victim's mom urges action on crime crisis, calls on Gov. Pritzker to declare emergency
"My son Terrell Bosley, at the age of 18, his life was taken on the grounds of a church in Chicago, a place should have been safe. That is a story we hear often in our city of Chicago, not all over Chicago, [just] in 15 communities people don’t seem to care about." "So in Chicago, how can you say gang-related and destroy somebody’s character when these cases are not solved. We don’t need more police, more police is not the answer," she said. "We want Mayor Lightfoot to come talk to us: we need resources from her.
Texas school board member: Media’s demonization of critical race theory critics ‘galvanized’ her community
DALLAS–The mainstream media's bias in favor of critical race theory has only lit more of a fire under concerned anti-CRT parents, Texas school board member and education advocate Hannah Smith said Friday. Smith credited the author's narrative, which put Southlake in a less-than-flattering light, with getting outraged parents to the polls. ‘ANTI-WOKE’ CANDIDATE WINS TEXAS SCHOOL BOARD RACE, SAYS VOTERS REJECTING MEDIA'S ‘FALSE NARRATIVE' ON RACE"And that original article was so negative and actually galvanized our community into responding because the NBC article, that painted our community as a racist community," she said. MSNBC'S JOY REID CONFLATES OPPOSING CRITICAL RACE THEORY TO SUPPORTING QANON: ‘RADICALIZED PARENT ACTIVISTS’"I think it is to a degree and it depends on the outlet," Prior told Fox News. Parents have begun to not only confront their local school boards about CRT and progressive curricula, but to run for board seats themselves.
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti tapped by Biden to be ambassador to India
President Biden is looking to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be the next U.S. ambassador to India. "I am honored to accept his nomination to serve in this role," Garcetti tweeted in response. LA MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI SAYS HE TURNED DOWN BIDEN ADMINISTRATION POSITIONThe mayor had previously asked to be removed from Cabinet consideration at the height of the U.S. coronavirus crisis last year. He added that he believed taking the job would "help strengthen Los Angeles’ place on the world stage." Additionally, a former aide is being sued for allegedly sexually harassing one of his bodyguards while the mayor laughed it off, a claim he has denied.
CNN continues to struggle as entire lineup fails to crack one million viewers
CNN has failed to reach more than 1 million total viewers on 16 different days from June 9 through July 8. CNN struggled to attract viewers throughout the day, starting with "New Day" attracting an audience of merely 421,000. at midnight ET averaged more than 1 million viewers. "Tucker Carlson Tonight" led the way, averaging 3.2 million viewers to outdraw all of CNN’s primetime programming combined. During the second quarter of 2021, CNN averaged only 654,000 viewers compared to 1.2 million for Fox News.
Trump headlines fundraiser for NYS Republican Party
Former President Donald Trump is headlining an Aug. 5 fundraiser for the New York State Republican Party. State GOP chairman Nick Langworthy met with Trump at Trump Tower last month. Langworthy was one of Trump’s biggest boosters before becoming the state Republican Party chairman, while heading the Erie County GOP. FacebookThe fundraiser comes as Republican Party is fighting for influence in statewide politics, with races for governor, attorney general and comptroller up next year. Former President Donald Trump maintains strong ties to the leaders of the New York Republican Party.
Gigantic diamond sells for $12M in cryptocurrency at Sotheby’s auction
A flawless 101.38-carat diamond was sold at auction for more than $12.2 million in cryptocurrency Friday, making it the most expensive piece of jewelry ever peddled through crypto, according to Sotheby’s. The massive diamond, called “The Key 10138,” was sold in Hong Kong to an unidentified private collector, said the 277-year-old auction house in a statement. Despite the record sale, the diamond sold for less than the upper end of its estimated value of $15 million. Auction Houses such as Sotheby’s and rival Christie’s have increasingly taken to accepting cryptocurrency as payment this year as the popularity of digital coins surged. The diamond sold for less than the upper end of its estimated value of $15 million.
Biden tells Putin to 'disrupt' ransomware groups operating out of Russia
President Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to "disrupt" ransomware groups operating out of Russia amid another series of attacks this week. The White House has faced mounting pressure to counter the spike in ransomware attacks following the summit with Putin last month. SCALE, DETAILS OF MASSIVE KASEYA RANSOMWARE ATTACK EMERGEIn a phone conversation between the two world leaders Friday, Biden warned Putin that the U.S. will take "any necessary action" to defend U.S. infrastructure and directed government agencies to prepare. The president also said he believes the U.S. will "get cooperation" from Russia, but said it was not "appropriate" to comment on what he expects Putin to do. The White House said only time will tell how Russia will respond to U.S. calls for action.
Jesse Watters' 'How I Saved the World' hits shelves to the delight of his most liberal fan: ‘My mother cried’
"The Five" co-host and "Watters World" namesake Jesse Watters added a new bullet point to his resume on Tuesday when his first book, "How I Saved the World," hit retailers to the delight of his most liberal fan. "I think liberals will enjoy that," he said. The "Watters’ World" host has observed a lot over the years while traveling America and considers himself a "cultural anthropologist" who studies liberals. Watters noted many liberal media members only interact with conservatives during election years, when they’re dispatched to places like Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Watters has a solution: Democrats could understand conservative better by reading "How I Saved the World."
Sen. Mike Lee calls out Joy Reid's 'lazy attack' on critical race theory opponents
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, blasted MSNBC host Joy Reid Friday for her continued criticism of those opposed to the teaching of critical race theory (CRT). Lee called Reid’s comments a "lazy attack" on parents who have raised legitimate concerns with teachers talking about "how bad America is" in classrooms. "There is no question people in our history, even through our governments, have done things that were bad," Lee told "America’s Newsroom." "Generally speaking, the arc of history has shown us that America is unique in that it's devoted to identifying flaws and fixing them," Lee told co-host, Dana Perino. Lee argued the federal government should have a "very little role" in determining which curriculum is taught in schools and shouldn’t be "stepping in with critical race theory."
Thiel ally Blake Masters files for 2022 GOP Senate run in Arizona
A second ally of PayPal co-founder and billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel is now running for the Senate. THE GOP SENATE PRIMARY FIELD IN ARIZONA KEEPS GROWINGMasters formed a campaign committee in a filing with the Federal Election Commission, but the candidate did not make any formal announcement. Masters has the outside backing of the Saving Arizona PAC, which is being funded by a $10 million investment by Thiel. He becomes the second Thiel ally to launch a Senate campaign in the 2022 midterms. Republicans are playing plenty of defense – they’re defending 20 of the 34 seats up for grabs, including five seats where GOP senators are retiring.
Evacuated residents of collapsed condo can retrieve essential items
Residents of a South Florida condo who were forced to evacuate over concerns about the building’s structural integrity will be allowed to return to retrieve essential items on Friday, officials said. The audit was ordered in response to the collapse of the nearby Champlain Towers South condo complex in Surfside, which killed at least 64 and left 76 people missing in the rubble. Crestview Towers residents will be escorted by a police officer and will have 15 minutes to pick up necessary items, city officials said. The building is about 5 miles from the site of the condo in Surfside, which collapsed on June 24. The problems were outlined in the 40-year certification review the association filed in January, according to city officials.
White House defends Hunter Biden's art selling scheme: 'He has the right to pursue an artistic career'
"After careful consideration, a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. "Of course, he has the right to pursue an artistic career just like any child of a president has the right to pursue a career." "I think it would be challenging for an anonymous person who we don't know and Hunter Biden doesn't know to have influence," Psaki said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe younger Biden's foreign business dealings and laptop contents have already been a thorn in the side for the Biden White House. Hunter Biden described his full-time artistry as getting to the truth.
US plans to send FBI, Homeland Security officials to Haiti
The US plans to send FBI agents and other federal investigators to Haiti at the country’s request after its president was assassinated earlier this week, the Biden administration said Friday. Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, was shot to death in a daring, pre-dawn raid Wednesday allegedly carried out by a 28-member hit squad made up of a number of Colombians and two Americans, officials said. Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was shot and killed earlier this week. Richard Pierrin/Getty ImagesSuspects in the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise included Haitian Americans James Solages (left) and Joseph Vincent. The pair also told the judge that the hit squad had worked for a month to plan the raid — and met repeatedly in a ritzy hotel in suburban Port-au-Prince.
Schumer warns Dems of ‘long nights,’ potential August recess delay
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for a possible delay to next month’s scheduled recess. As negotiators continue to work on the bipartisan proposal, Schumer noted that legislators’ work would extend into Congress’ annual August recess if necessary. Senators should be prepared for the possibility of working long nights, weekends, and remaining in Washington into the previously-scheduled August state work period,” he wrote. The Senate is currently scheduled to begin a summer recess after the week of Monday Aug. 2. “Last month, all fifty Senate Democrats united for the first time this Congress to move forward on a strong and comprehensive voting rights bill.
Pentagon acknowledges ‘deteriorating security situation’ in Afghanistan
The Pentagon’s top spokesperson acknowledged Friday that there was a “deteriorating security situation” in Afghanistan following the US troop withdrawal — despite President Biden downplaying the consequences. “What we have seen is a deteriorating security situation on the ground, no question about that, that the Taliban continues to take district centers,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told CNN. Kirby’s comments come after Taliban officials claimed Friday that the Sunni Muslim insurgent group had taken control of 85 percent of territory in the country. On Thursday, Biden defended the decision to end America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan and toned down concerns that the Taliban will restore their Islamic fundamentalist rule. They’ve had training and the ability to be in the field with American forces much over the last 20 years,” Kirby said.
Hunter Biden has ‘right’ to ‘artistic career’ and sales won’t be corrupt, says Jen Psaki
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday said first son Hunter Biden has “a right to an artistic career” — and that his upcoming art sales won’t be an avenue for influence-peddling with his father. Psaki said a “professional gallerist” brokering the sales won’t inform the first son of who is buying his debut artworks — for which he’s seeking up to $500,000 — and that any offers that exceed reason won’t be accepted. “After careful consideration, a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards. Jen Psaki said Hunter Biden can continue his artwork with “reasonable safeguards.” Georges Berges GalleryPsaki noted the broker of the sales won’t tell Hunter Biden who the buyers are. One of Hunter Biden’s pieces of art.
Biden says he told Putin to take action against cybercrime based in Russia
President Biden said Friday he had told Russian President Vladimir Putin to crack down on computer hacking gangs based in his country, but stopped short of holding the Kremlin responsible for a series of ransomware attacks affecting thousands of companies worldwide. Biden had said earlier this week that the breach had caused “minimal damage” and did not appear to target vital infrastructure. President Biden said Friday he had told Russian President Vladimir Putin to crack down on computer hacking gangs based in his country. see also White House won’t say Russia behind ransomware attack White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to point to...Last month, hackers also extorted an $11 million ransom payment from JBS SA, the world’s largest meat processor. “Responsible countries need to take action against criminals who conduct ransomware activities on their territory.”With Post wires
Psaki claims Biden didn’t discuss business with Hunter — despite docs that suggest otherwise
WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jen Psaki insisted Friday that President Biden “does not” talk business with his son — despite new records indicating otherwise — and separately confirmed that Hunter Biden still co-owns a Chinese investment firm. White House press secretary Jen Psaki insisted that President Biden does not talk business with Hunter Biden. An attorney for Hunter Biden did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Getty Images for World Food ProgA Senate report released in September said a firm linked to Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from Baturina in 2014. The buyers won’t be named publicly and the White House claims Hunter Biden won’t learn their identities.
Mitt Romney sells $23.5M home after years of backlash from neighbors
Anthony Ciani, a La Jolla, California, architect and former neighbor of Romney at the time, told The Post that his issue was mostly concerning public use of the beach. AlfredThe ruins of the demolished La Jolla home. AlfredRomney, 74, and his wife, Ann, purchased the La Jolla home in 2008 for $12 million, property records show. The sun sets on Romney’s remodeled oceanfront house in La Jolla. Sen. Mitt Romney Graeme Sloan/Sipa USARomney announced the sale during a virtual discussion with the Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest business association.
Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX): We Should Investigation Election Integrity “When We Have The Majority In 2022”
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX)talked about some of the reason why Republicans plan on looking into election integrity in 2022 if they win the House back from the Democrats. “I think when we have the majority in 2022, we absolutely ought to investigate it. There’s no doubt there was widespread fraud, error and corruption as a result of using the pandemic to lower the standards. So thank God Texas and Georgia and other states are working to shore up election integrity. But there ought to be basic standards like voter ID to register, like authenticating your mail-in ballot with a signature.
Disgraced Avenatti a symbol of the biased anti-Trump media era: Ari Fleischer
CBS CORRESPONDENT ADMITS 'MAYBE WE WENT ABOUT COVERING' MICHAEL AVENATTI 'THE WRONG WAY'ARI FLEISCHER: I think, frankly, he is a symbol of the anti-Trump era. And how many times did the mainstream media try to get Donald Trump through whatever vehicle they could, including somebody a scurrilous as Michael Avenatti, who they gave so much attention to? And it all turned out to be false, from the Steele dossier to Michael Avenatti to collusion. The damage the mainstream media did to America to get Donald Trump was fierce. I get Donald Trump was controversial, but it doesn't mean you should be unfair in your media coverage.
DOJ to provide grants from $7M fund for bodycams for small and rural law enforcement
The Justice Department (DOJ) announced this week it will provide more than $7 million in funding for body cameras so smaller law enforcement agencies can abide by increasing demands and standards of policing. The money will be distributed in microgrants to agencies that employ 50 or fewer full-time sworn personnel, most likely to include rural and Tribal agencies. "Today we encourage all small, rural and Tribal law enforcement agencies to apply for funding for this important tool that will enhance protection for both officers and citizens." ALVIN BRAGG POISED TO BE MANHATTAN'S FIRST BLACK DAThe BJA provides support for law enforcement through grants, cooperative agreements, training and technical assistance, and policy development resources at state and local levels. "Importantly, this grant program will make it easier for small, rural and Tribal law enforcement agencies to apply for funding."
Kamala Harris allies rush to play damage control amid White House infighting
Allies of Vice President Kamala Harris are making efforts to play damage control amid reports of White House infighting and staff complaints. She understands the significance of this moment in history and the tremendous weight of being the first [female vice president]." Harris' senior advisor, Symone Sanders, and deputy chief of staff Michael Fuchs also defended the vice president and Flournoy in statements to Axios. The outlet reported Harris’ chief of staff had "effectively shut out" some of the vice president’s allies in politics and business, including top donors. Republicans had slammed the vice president for resisting calls to personally assess the situation at the border.
DHS adds top counterterrorism intelligence official to leadership team
Department of Homeland and Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced a new counterterrorism intelligence official to the department's senior leadership team, over six months after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Mayorkas said in a Friday announcement to DHS staff that John Cohen, coordinator for counterterrorism at DHS, will now also serve as acting head for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). "John has over three decades of experience in law enforcement, counterintelligence, and homeland security," Mayorkas said in the Friday memo. "He previously served as the Acting Under Secretary and Principal Deputy Under Secretary of I&A and as Counterterrorism Coordinator for DHS during the Obama-Biden Administration." DHS confirmed the announcement of Cohen's appointment to Fox News Friday.
Joe Concha on the media's lesson following Avenatti sentence: 'Don't befriend a shady hustler'
According to the Media Research Center, Kardashiani, Er, Avenatti, was booked on CNN 122 times. MSNBC wasn’t far behind with 108. Over one 10-week stretch, he was on the cheesy news network — CNN — 74 times. I don’t know… maybe don’t befriend a shady hustler who plays a lawyer on TV, only to proceed to "interview" him dozens of times if you’re a network "anchor." Avenatti hated Trump.
Deroy Murdock: Dems' defund police policies – instead of deflecting blame to GOP, here's what they should do
Instead, Democrats are performing a political trifecta of hypocrisy, deceit and psychological projection: Democrats didn’t defund the police. Lying Democrats now blame Republicans for defunding police and, presumably, unleashing the ensuing epidemic of lawlessness. Among numerous such actions, consider these:*Portland, Oregon’s City Commission voted 3-1 on June 17, 2020 to defund $15 million from its police budget, nixing 84 positions. *The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-2 on July 1, 2020, to defund the LAPD by $150 million. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBeyond defunding, Democrats demonized police as trigger-happy racists who shoot blacks for sport.
Vermont sees pandemic-related liquor shortage
WINOOSKI, Vt. — Vermont is undergoing a pandemic-related liquor shortage, state regulators say. The shortage is leading to empty shelves in some stores and warehouses, WCAX-TV reported. It’s not going to be a quick fix,” said Wendy Knight, deputy commissioner of the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery. It’s a global supply chain issue “from production gearing back up from the pandemic, worker shortages, shipping issues, and a glass shortage. Now the arcade bar is facing another obstacle: “The liquor shortage has been a challenge,” the bar’s co-owner Matthew Walters said.
In California, dogs fill shelters as pandemic lockdowns ease
LOS ANGELES — Pet adoptions surged during the coronavirus pandemic as people in lockdown sought companionship. “In the rescue world, we kind of saw it coming,” said Chloe Esperiquette, development coordinator at Wags and Walks adoption center in Los Angeles. “We received prior to the pandemic five to 10 inquiries per month for people who couldn’t care for their dogs anymore. “Every year in the United States, 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized,” including 670,000 dogs, said Esperiquette. Christine Gamez of Fullerton returns her fostered bulldog, Tyson, to the South LA animal shelter during the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Los Angeles.
Adidas auction of Reebok takes a hit as key bidder Authentic Brands drops out
But talks with New York-based ABG recently hit the rocks over Adidas’ demands that ABG operate Reebok as a standalone business, sources said. “Adidas wants to sell Reebok with everything and wipe their hands clean,” a source close to the situation said. Nevertheless, the auction of the 126-year-old shoe icon, which kicked off in February, will only fetch a fraction of the $3.8 billion Adidas paid for it in 2006. Meanwhile, Wolverine is not interested in bidding without Authentic Brands, sources said. Either way, sources expect Adidas will sell Reebok, as a disappointing price tag should not greatly impact its own stock price.
Here’s when House panel plans to hold first hearing on Capitol riot
Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, said the panel is looking to hold its first hearing the week lawmakers in the lower chamber return from their July recess. The House voted to establish the select committee late last month, with just two Republicans — Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 riot, said the panel is looking to hold its first hearing soon. APWhile Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tapped Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md. It’s disgusting what transpired that day,” McCarthy told reporters shortly after Pelosi unveiled the makeup of the panel, which allows Democrats to select eight members to Republicans’ five.
Hamptons squatter alleges harassment by homeowner, prospective buyer
Paul Pion is a Cantor Fitzgerald exec accused of exploiting pandemic-related protections. The interior of the Hamptons rental home Cantor Fitzgerald executive Paul Pion is accused of squatting in. Brian Zak/NY PostIn separate court papers, Pion and his wife are seeking to have the suit dismissed on grounds that they were never formally served with notice that their lease wasn’t being renewed. Appel, a commercial real estate banker, said only, “I have no comment. I have nothing to do with this other than I am closing on a house.”
AOC mocks opponents of Green New Deal in NYC subway flooding tweet
and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proposed the Green New Deal in 2019. The straphanger had water up to her ankles as she descended the stairs — before she walked into the underground pond. AOC mocked opponents of the Green New Deal on Twitter. TwitterClimate policy has been at the forefront of AOC’s legislative efforts, most notably through the Green New Deal and serving on the climate panel of the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces. The Green New Deal was introduced by Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
Pentagon details 'concerning' advancement of Taliban in Afghanistan as US troops pull out
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby on Friday described the Taliban's "concerning" advancement in Afghanistan as the U.S. military pulls troops out of the country after 20 years. Government officials on Friday dismissed the Taliban's claim that it had taken control of 85% of territory in Afghanistan, saying it was part of a propaganda campaign, according to Reuters. "We are seeing them continue to advance on district centers around the country, and it is concerning." The Foundation for Defense of Democracies' (FDD) "Long War Journal" described the security situation in Afghanistan as "rapidly" deteriorating, noting that in the six days ending July 5, the Taliban had taken control of nearly 10% of the entire country. The Pentagon told Fox News it had nothing further to add and pointed to Kirby's comments made during a Thursday press briefing.
Kamala Harris throws party for staffers amid toxic work environment flap
Staffers for Vice President Kamala Harris took to Twitter to show off a post-Fourth of July BBQ hosted at Naval Observatory amid reports of a tumultuous atmosphere in the West Wing. The party held on Thursday came just days after reports surfaced detailing low morale in the vice president’s office. "What an honor to be at the Vice President’s residence with incredible colleagues for a post-July 4th BBQ," personal aid to the vice president, Opal Vadhan said in a tweet. "Tonight the Vice President and Second Gentlemen hosted the team at their home. Despite negative reporting of the management of Harris’ office from anonymous sources, the vice president’s chief spokesman defended the reportedly toxic workplace atmosphere.
Peter Thiel-backed crypto firm Bullish to go public in $9B SPAC deal
Bullish, a unit of blockchain software company Block.one, plans to launch a regulated crypto exchange later this year. Bullish and Far Peak’s merger will result in proceeds that include net cash in trust of approximately $600 million, assuming no redemptions. Thomas Farley, who previously served as president of the New York Stock Exchange, will become CEO of Bullish after the cryptocurrency company goes public via a merger with Farley’s SPAC. Far Peak is a SPAC focused on bringing leading financial and financial technology companies public. Far Peak CEO and Chairman Farley, who previously served as the president of the New York Stock Exchange, will now become the CEO of Bullish.
Afghan women carry guns in streets, protest Taliban as country struggles
Women have taken up arms in heavily-contested regions of Afghanistan as the Taliban continues to make nationwide gains during the US military’s withdrawal. Government forces have already withdrawn from seven districts, focusing troops and resources around holding the capital province of Badakhshan. In response, hundreds of women have taken to the streets carrying guns and protesting the Taliban, The Guardian reported. “The majority of these women were those who had recently escaped from Taliban areas,” Faizzada said. The decision has drawn bipartisan criticism, with proponents saying the withdrawal will only increase the problems within the country.
Trump op-ed defends Big Tech suit, says platforms are ‘manipulating debate’
In an op-ed published Thursday in the Wall Street Journal, the 45th president began by explaining, “The internet is the new public square. Trump is slamming platforms for being quick to moderate speech emanating from the US while excusing Chinese propaganda. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey eventually admitted it was a “mistake” to lock The Post’s Twitter account. AFP via Getty ImagesBoth President Biden and his son have continued to deny any wrongdoing. The then-outgoing president was banned from Twitter, Facebook and scores of other sites in the immediate aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Capitol Police warns officers may be furloughed unless Congress approves funds
The United States Capitol Police Department is at risk of having to furlough tens to hundreds of officers in coming weeks if Congress doesn’t pass additional funding, according to a report on Friday. Without Congress authorizing additional funds, the USCP would not receive additional funding until after Sept. 30, when the current fiscal year expires. As the Capitol Police continue to struggle with staffing issues and low morale following the riot, it was noted that additional funding to keep salaries afloat could be transferred to tamp down on potential furloughs. Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman recently laid out the strides the department has been taking to ensure another breach of the Capitol does not happen. Getty ImagesThe agency has said it is working with Congress to ensure its needs are met.
Condo collapse death toll rises to 78 as recovery continues, 'staggering and heartbreaking': mayor
The Surfside condo collapse death toll reached 78 on Friday, as officials gave a somber update at the site of the partial condo collapse more than two weeks ago. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, speaking at the site of the tragedy as recovery efforts continue, called the number of dead "staggering and heartbreaking." CONDO COLLAPSE: ‘RESCUE’ OPERATION SWITCHES GEARS INTO ‘RECOVERY,’ WITH LITTLE HOPE OF MORE SURVIVORSOverall, 200 individuals are now accounted for and 62 remain missing, Cava said. Two individuals involved in the recovery effort required medical attention – one with a "cardiac episode" and one who suffered lacerations. Recovery efforts focused on a stairwell in which officials hoped to find trapped individuals, but so far no efforts have returned positive results.
Democrat James Clyburn refutes NBC host downplaying effects of 'defund the police' movement on his party
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., refuted NBC Peacock host Mehdi Hasan after he suggested the movement to defund the police didn't hurt Democrats in 2020 House races. DEMOCRAT ERIC ADAMS CRITICIZES HIS PARTY FOR ‘DEMONIZING’ POLICE: ‘FEW HAVE EVER BEEN PART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT’"You have been quite critical of the left of your party. "So is the whole attention on defund the police really a deflection by the party leadership from your own failures? "I talk to people everyday, and defund the police is a chokehold around the Democratic Party," he added. "If you're going to categorize left and right, I'm on the left of my party.
QAnon has receded from social media — but it’s just hiding
On the face of it, you might think that the QAnon conspiracy has largely disappeared from big social media sites. When DFRLab analyzed more than 40 million appearances of QAnon catchphrases and related terms on social media this spring, it found that their presence on mainstream platforms had declined significantly in recent months. It is more difficult to come across blatant QAnon accounts on mainstream social media sites these days, at least from the publicly available data that does not include, for instance, hidden Facebook groups and private messages. Carusone, for instance, noted that Facebook banned QAnon groups tied to violence six weeks before it banned QAnon more broadly. “If there were ever a time for a social media company to take a stand on QAnon content, it would have been like months ago, years ago,” DFRLabs’ Rizzuto said.
James Harden gets frisked by cops, John Mulaney’s wife packs up, more
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Biden to free pregnant women who crossed border illegally
President Biden’s administration is expected to begin releasing pregnant women and those who recently gave birth after they are apprehended illegally crossing the US-Mexico border. Although fewer than 20 people currently held by the government would be released, prior Biden administration policy changes have been panned for unintentionally fueling the ongoing border crisis. “ICE is committed to safeguarding the integrity of our immigration system and preserving the health and safety of pregnant, postpartum and nursing individuals,” said acting ICE Director Tae Johnson. The number of US-Mexico border detentions hit a 21-year monthly high of more than 180,000 in May. Unaccompanied minors walk up the bank of the Rio Grande after crossing the US-Mexico border in Roma, Texas.
Eric Adams breaks bread with GOP heavyweights at Rao’s
Just days after winning the Democratic nomination for mayor, Eric Adams broke bread at storied Italian eatery Rao’s with billionaire Republican John Catsimatidis. Eric Adams dined at Rao’s with billionaire Republican John Catsimatidis. TwitterEric Adams dined at Rao’s with billionaire Republican John Catsimatidis. Getty Images“We went to Rao’s for an enjoyable dinner and we were surprised to see Eric Adams,” another person at the table said. Catsimatidis said Friday he has known the rival-party candidate “a long time,” sounding impressed as he said, “Eric Adams is talking like he wants to do a good job.”Bo Dietl joined John Catsimatidis and Eric Adams at Rao’s.
Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) Pulling Out Of Afghanistan Is A Strategic Miscalculation That Will Cost Us In The Long Term
Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and author of “2034: A Novel of the Next World War” tells Brian Kilmeade he feels the decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan is a strategic miscalculation that will cost us in the long term. Stavridis says the mission is not over in Afghanistan and worries about the Afghan forces being able to prevent a resurgence of al Qaeda once we pull out. Stavridis believes there is a one in three chance there will be a positive outcome if we fund the Afghan security forces and provide them with support and training. Conversely, Stavridis says there is a two in three chance the wheels come off and Afghanistan heads into a civil war. Click here to order 2034: A Novel of the Next World War
Kennedy Saves The Economy
This week, Kennedy sits down with Professor of Economics at King’s College, Brian Brenberg, to discuss the principles of liberty-minded economics. Brian shares the story of how he developed his economic philosophy, the importance of the Austrian School of Economics and the monetary problems that America is facing. Follow Kennedy on Twitter: @KennedyNation
Condition of Daytona officer shot in line of duty released by congressman prematurely, angering police chief
Rep. Mike Waltz, R-FLa., says he learned about Daytona Beach Police officer Jason Raynor’s condition after speaking with his chief. MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY FIRING AK-47 NEAR POLICE OFFICERS DURING TRAFFIC STOPHowever, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young is criticizing Waltz Friday for revealing the information. "If I or @DaytonaBchPD intended to give an update on Officer Raynor’s status we would have done so ourselves! Waltz later offered his "sincerest apologies to the Raynor family" and Daytona Beach police. "I was excited at the prospect of good news for Officer Raynor and did not intend to share info that wasn’t meant to be released.
Washington Post breaks rank with Democrats on giving ‘poor kids’ choices in education
The liberal Washington Post editorial board on Thursday broke rank with the left and pondered why Democrats are so opposed to giving poor children a choice in schooling. Opportunity Scholarship Program. Perhaps that's why public support for school choice is also at an all-time high. According to a recent poll from RealClear Opinion Research, a 74-percent majority support school choice, while 16 percent oppose it and 10 percent are unsure. More than 15 other states across the country either established new programs or expanded existing ones to meet rising parent demand for alternatives to traditional public schools.
House Freedom Caucus hits back at Biden's 'door-to-door spying' COVID vaccine push
EXCLUSIVE: The conservative House Freedom Caucus is pushing back on President Biden's latest door-to-door vaccine push decrying the home visits as a "deeply disturbing" violation of Americans' privacy. WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS DOOR-TO-DOOR VACCINATION PUSH AMID BACKLASHCommunity members have been doing this since April and it has been effective, with vaccination rates among adults going up 3% in Alabama and 4.4% in Florida, Psaki said. After Biden first mentioned the idea of going door-to-door, Republicans in Congress were quick to push back against it. "The government now wants to go door-to-door to convince you to get an ‘optional’ vaccine," Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., wrote. "The door-to-door spying on Americans is one more example of the burgeoning surveillance state by the national government."
Minnesota police chiefs see 'unsustainable' crime spike: 'Never seen gun violence like this'
Minnesota police chiefs have raised concerns over the recent rise in violence across the state – particularly gun violence – with one chief saying it is unlike anything he’s seen before. MINNEAPOLIS TEEN WHO RECORDED GEORGE FLOYD VIDEO SAYS UNCLE KILLED IN CRASH DURING POLICE PURSUIT"I’ve never seen the gun violence like this," Brooklyn Park Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen told Fox 9. "The issue we are facing because of that is the complete lawlessness that’s going on in some of our cities," Revering told Fox 8. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"A lot of these folks are getting out quickly and committing the same crimes again," Revering explained. "You talk about carjackings, they get out and commit carjackings again, and then we sit back and ask, ‘How this is happening?’"
Pelosi’s husband bets $11 million on Big Tech
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband purchased upwards of $11 million in major tech stocks in May and June that quickly earned him over $5 million in profit — making the moves as his wife’s chamber ostensibly works to pass a series of bills reining in Big Tech. Pelosi’s call options for Alphabet, valued at $1,200 a share, were set to expire the day he sold them, when the company was valued at $2,500 a share. Nancy Pelosi has spoken with Apple CEO Tim Cook before about Big Tech. In the days after the speaker’s better half decided to bet on Big Tech, the House moved to advance five antitrust bills that would rein in Silicon Valley. Paul Pelosi, a venture capitalist and husband of Nancy Pelosi, also purchased 20 call options for Amazon at a strike price of $3,000 a share.
Black Lives Matter mural is anti-police harassment, California cops claim in suit
Five California police officers are suing the city of Palo Alto for permitting a Black Lives Matter mural to be painted with anti-police images, claiming that it’s discriminatory against law enforcement and constitutes harassment. The suit filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Sunday claimed that the city enabled a “discriminatory and harassing work environment” by allowing the mural two blocks away from the entrance to the police department, the Daily Post in Palo Alto reported. “Law enforcement officers, including Plaintiffs, were forced to physically pass and confront the Mural and its offensive, discriminatory, and harassing iconography every time they entered the Palo Alto Police Department,” the lawsuit said. The lawsuit claimed police officers complained that the mural violated the state Fair Employment and Housing Act. APIt also includes an image of Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted in the 1973 killing of a New Jersey state trooper before she broke out of prison and fled to Cuba.
Parents who pledged $1.35M to Florida Catholic school sue over it going ‘woke’
But now the parents want their money back — including tuition paid for their two daughters — in outrage at how the school turned its back on Catholicism to go “woke,” their 13-count, 45-page lawsuit claims. The school “insidiously indoctrinated its students, requiring that they ‘check their white privilege’ and feel sufficiently guilty merely because of their skin color,” the lawsuit said. Anthony and Barbara Scarpo back want the money they donated, as well as the tuition paid for their two daughters. FacebookPupils were also made to feel guilty that “their parents could afford their attendance at the Academy,” where tuition is up to $22,450 a year for high school students, the lawsuit said. Instead of the focus on teaching, Catholicism was “billed as an unfortunate past deserving of its students’ guilt for not having been ‘woke’ sooner,” the documents allege.
Biden Defends Afghan Pullout, Saying War Can Never Be Won
Howie Kurtz on President Biden defending decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, Donald Trump denying he fought with Mike Pence over hiring Corey Lewandowski and FDA disagreeing with Pfizer over vaccine booster shot. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Ibram Kendi argues Republicans have 'created imagined monster' in critical race theory debate
Author Ibram X. Kendi argued in a new piece for The Atlantic that there is "no debate" on critical race theory, except the one being internally waged by Republican operatives. Kendi wrote in the piece entitled, "There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory." "The Republican operatives, who dismiss the expositions of critical race theorists and anti-racists in order to define critical race theory and anti-racism, and then attack those definitions, are effectively debating themselves," Kendi wrote. CRITICAL RACE THEORY AUTHOR HEADLINES AFT CONFERENCE ON EDUCATING KIDSCLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCRT has become a major point of contention for parents and school administrators all over the country. More recently, parents took an even bolder step to launch campaigns to replace the individuals on those school boards.
Homan goes off on Rashida Tlaib's new 'defund' push: 'Single dumbest thing I’ve heard' from any lawmaker
Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan joined "Fox & Friends First" Friday, and slammed Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., after she called for the defunding of DHS, ICE, and Border Patrol. 'SQUAD' DEM TLAIB CALLS FOR DEFUNDING OF ICE, CBP, DHS, CLAIMS THEY ‘TERRORIZE’ MIGRANTSTOM HOMAN: That's the single dumbest thing I've heard any member of Congress say. She wants to defund the department that has responsibility for the safety, security, this nation. Defund Congress, defund the Squad, because name one thing they have done to improve this country. Name one thing they've done to address the rampant crime in the cities, the out-of-control border, the deficit, Afghanistan, the economy, they've done nothing.
GOP Rep. Crenshaw pushes back against 2024 speculation during swing through New Hampshire
Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, a rising star in the GOP, is currently on a three-day swing through New Hampshire, the state that for a century has held the first primary in the presidential nominating calendar. CRENSHAW: U.S. MILITARY ‘MOST INCLUSIVE, LEAST RACIST’ INSTITUTION IN AMERICA"The era of putting America first is apparently over," Crenshaw, who served as a U.S. Navy SEAL officer in Afghanistan, added. The fundraising dinner was the first stop for Crenshaw in New Hampshire during his trip. Political pundits see 37-year-old Crenshaw as a possible contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, and the swing through New Hampshire will only fuel more speculation. Asked in March about any national ambitions in 2024, Crenshaw told well-known radio host Hugh Hewitt: "I would say pretty much, pretty much ruled it out."
Rep. Ronny Jackson: Biden admin cannot make COVID vaccines mandatory for Americans
Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, ripped the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra for defending a possible door-to-door vaccine education push, telling "Fox & Friends" on Friday that it is not the government's job to mandate vaccines. Let’s not lose track of the big picture here. Let me just start by saying, I got the vaccine. I looked at my own personal situation, decided my risk-benefit and got the vaccine. Let’s not lose sight of the fact that this is still an experimental vaccine being used under emergency use authorization.
Gov. Kemp blasts Kamala Harris' lies about Georgia voting law: 'Truth is on our side'
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp defended his state's election laws after Vice President Kamala Harris announced a $25 million plan to combat Republican legislation on voting requirements. Now the vice president's lying like the president has been about Georgia's law. We actually add the amount of days that people can vote early on the weekends in the state of Georgia. They're going to try to boycott your business, move your ball game, just like they did the All-Star Game in Georgia. They're going to come after your way of life.
Ex-CBP deputy commissioner says border crisis 'unlike anything I've ever seen,' warns of 'broken' system
"It’s a crisis unlike anything I've ever seen and it’s a serious one...because first border security is national security. "These are national security issues that we deal with on the border well beyond just the movement of illegal migrants. That, in and of itself, those movements of those illegal migrants, here is the second point, is operated and controlled by criminal organizations. The Biden administration has pushed back, claiming the border is "closed" and pointing instead to root causes like poverty, violence and climate change in Central America. "So you talk about addressing root causes, root causes are much broader than just focusing on overseas and our foreign partners."
Biden to sign executive order aimed at cracking down on Big Tech
The White House on Friday unveiled a new executive order aimed at reeling in Big Tech and protecting competition across a variety of industries, including agriculture and banking. “The impulse for this executive order is really around where can we encourage greater competition across the board,” White House chief economic adviser Brian Deese told CNBC. The order seeks to lower prescription drug prices, allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter and more. The executive order will also call on the Federal Trade Commission to craft new rules on internet marketplaces. The bills, however, have so far faced substantial pushback from critics who say they either don’t do enough to reel in big tech companies or that they’ll have unintended consequences.
Man charged after allegedly firing AK-47 near police officers during traffic stop
A Tennessee man is facing charges after he allegedly fired an AK-47 near where officers were conducting a traffic stop. "Was that gunshots," one police officer is heard saying in a video of the incident on July 3 at around 9:30 p.m. The Dyersburg Police Department stated that three officers were conducting a traffic stop when they heard gunshots coming from a nearby area, prompting them to investigate immediately. FLORIDA MAN POINTS GUN AT POLICE OFFICER BEFORE BEING FATALLY SHOT, BODYCAM VIDEO SHOWS"Law enforcement located an AK-47 that was still hot to the touch lying next to Akins’ chair. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAkins was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment due to "close proximity to the officers on the traffic stop, heavily traveled roadway, school, and homes."
California bans government travel to more states over LGBTQ laws
California announced on Monday that its ban on state-sponsored and state-funded travel includes five additional states as a result of recently-enacted LGBTQ legislation. The state’s attorney general Rob Bonta said that state-funded travel to Arkansas, Florida, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia would be prohibited as of July 1. CALIFORNIA BANS STATE TRAVEL TO TEXAS, 3 OTHER STATES OVER ANTI-LGBT LAWSBonta said that the U.S. is in the midst of an "unprecedented wave of bigotry [and] discrimination" that California will not tolerate. "Make no mistake: We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country — and the State of California is not going to support it." As previously reported by Fox News, there are some exemptions to the rule, including travel needed to enforce state law or to honor contracts agreed to before 2017.
What we know about the 2 Americans detained in Haiti president’s assassination
Suspects in the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse are moved to be displayed to the press in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. James Solages and Joseph Vincent are among 28 people suspected in the assassination of Jovenel Moïse. AP/Joseph OdelynA suspect is under police custody for allegedly participating in the assassination plot against Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince. Suspects in the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse are shown to the media, along with the weapons and equipment they allegedly used in the attack. Police officers guard a group of suspects who allegedly participated in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.
Gavin Newsom asks Californians to voluntarily limit water usage amid drought as recall looms
California Gov. Gavin Newsom asked residents on Thursday to voluntarily cut back on their water usage this summer amid the drought and high temperatures, according to reports. With his recall election two months away, the governor has so far refrained from mandating water restrictions. Newsom also expanded the regional state of emergency to nearly half of the state, according to the newspaper. CALIFORNIA GOV.
Fire in food factory in Bangladesh kills at least 49 people
At least 49 people have died in a fire that broke out at a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh's capital, fire officials and local TV stations said Friday. A fire service official, Russel Shikder, confirmed that the fire began Thursday night at the five-story Hashem Food and Beverage Ltd. factory in Rupganj, just outside Dhaka. Debasish Bardhan, deputy director of the Fire Service and Civil Defense, said 49 bodies have been recovered from inside the factory and rescue operations continue. The main exit gate of the factory, which processes juice, soft drinks and other food items, was locked from inside, he said. Details of the cause of the fire, how many people were inside the factory and how many were missing were not immediately available.
Laura Ingraham: Left's indoctrination tactics have parental rights, Judeo-Christian values under siege
Surrounded by what she described as concerted efforts to eradicate American exceptionalism, Fox News host Laura Ingraham dropped the hammer on the Left's attempts to attack parental rights on Thursday's "The Ingraham Angle." "Forces are working overtime to undermine parental rights and their Judeo-Christian values," Ingraham claimed during the show's monologue segment. Ingraham was reacting after Randi Weingarten, head of the nation's second-largest teachers union, vowed to defend members in the critical race theory fight, citing the union's support to teach "honest history." In recent weeks, parents have presented critical race theory concerns during school district board meetings as a means to address the controversial academic curriculum. "None of these states allow tattoos for those under 18 without parental permission, but they’re allowing minors to get an experimental drug?"
Georgia Gov. Kemp targets Stacey Abrams, MLB in new ad campaign
Exclusive: As the first pitch in the relocated MLB All-Star Game approaches, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is targeting Stacey Abrams and other prominent Democrats in a new ad campaign and reiterating his pledge to fight legal challenges to the state’s controversial election law. MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred pulled the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in April, citing concerns that Georgia’s GOP-backed law would limit voter access. This year’s All-Star Game was later relocated to Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Fair Fight Action, Abrams' voting rights organization, did not respond to a request for comment.
Randi Weingarten faces backlash for claiming AFT tried to reopen schools starting April 2020
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is facing backlash after claiming her union has been trying to reopen schools for in-person learning since April 2020, a month after the coronavirus pandemic began. "We tried to reopen schools safely since April 2020…" Weingarten wrote in response to an anonymous Twitter user. We have to be sure we are re-opening safely and not rushing things," Weingarten wrote on Twitter that day. "Where did you call for reopening schools? "Once again the NY Post has a hit piece out on AFT - this time that is trying to make everyday advocacy look nefarious," Weingarten wrote on Twitter .
CPAC Dallas opens Friday as GOP, squarely in Trump's grasp, looks to future
Open for businessThere will be no masks, no social distancing and no coronavirus-related health screenings for the thousands of attendees at the conference – Texas Gov. "During CPAC Orlando with [Florida] Gov. "When we got back from CPAC Orlando we said, look, Texas is the next big state, they're open. If there was a question whether Trump was still the leader of the GOP, it ended with CPAC Orlando – Trump won 55% of the vote in the 2024 presidential straw poll. TRUMP TO SPEAK AT DALLAS CPAC EVENT IN JULYSince the Orlando event, Trump's hold on the GOP has only become clearer.
Photos: Life and death of Haiti President Jovenel Moise
Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are lined up one by one sitting down with their backs against a wall in front of the media in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Reno City Hall evacuated as 6.0 magnitude earthquake shakes region
Reno City Hall was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck along Nevada's border with California. "It shook pretty good," Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. The temblor hit about 84 miles south of the Nevada city in sparsely populated Walker, California, in the northern part of the state. BOULDERS ROLL ONTO HIGHWAY FOLLOWING 6.0 CALIFORNIA-NEVADA EARTHQUAKE, AFTERSHOCKS EXPECTED FOR DAYSDozens of aftershocks were felt after the initial quake and were expected to continue for days. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe earthquake was felt as far away as San Francisco and Las Vegas.
Suspect in Atlanta-area golf-course murders in custody, facing multiple charges
The U.S. Marshals-led Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force took 23-year-old Bryan Rhoden into custody when he surrendered in Chamblee, FOX 5 Atlanta reported Thursday evening. The site was about 25 miles southeast of where police found three bodies on the golf course July 3. Daniels alleged that she was paid $130,000 in 2016 by Trump's personal lawyer to stay silent about the fling. "Instead we will do the adult thing, which is take orders from fossil fuel exes & make you swim to work." 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.
January 6th Riot: So Much Information, So Little Knowledge
Will wonders not just where are the answers, but also where are the questions? Story #2: Will lays out who the “extremists” are in the culture war. Are they the leftist Democrats, or the right-wing Republicans? Story #3: Can the Suns help Phoenix rise from the ashes like Tampa as a sports town? Catch up with Will on Twitter: @willcain
California spent $13M in taxpayer money to guard empty homes amid homeless crisis: report
LOS ANGELES—The California Department of Transportation paid more than $13 million to have security at 120 vacant homes, Fox 11 reported exclusively. The report said Caltrans paid $9 million to the state’s highway patrol from November to April and another $4 million to a private security firm for five months. Caltrans told the station in a statement that the homes were purchased 60 years ago when the state wanted to connect the 710 freeway to the 210 in Pasadena. Caltrans said it is in the process of securing the homes and the security costs have been reduced since the peaks in March and December. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., whose district includes some of the homes in the San Gabriel Valley, said the homes should have been converted into affordable houses a while ago.
CNN medical analyst says it's time for private companies to start mandating vaccine
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a CNN medical analyst, said on the network Thursday he believes private companies should start requiring workers to take the coronavirus vaccine. "I do think it’s time to start mandating vaccines," Reiner told host Erin Burnett after she asked him if government officials should stop begging Americans to get vaccinated. He continued, "And I think that private industry and private organizations will do that." Reiner noted that George Washington University, where he teaches, won’t allow students or staff on campus this fall without being fully vaccinated. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCNN didn’t immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
AOC seizes on New York City subway flooding to pitch Green New Deal
"The Green New Deal, which is a blueprint to create millions of good jobs rebuilding infrastructure to stem climate change & protect vulnerable communities, is unrealistic," she quoted in the tweet. Biden has been criticized by progressives who say he has not followed through strongly enough on campaign promises to tackle climate change. Biden has also been on the receiving end of criticism from progressives who believe that the toned-down infrastructure deal falls short of his $2.3 trillion plan that he outlined in March. It also would spend $55 billion to improve drinking water and wastewater systems and $47 billion in resiliency efforts to tackle climate change. Last April, Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., reintroduced the Green New Deal that critics say is a blueprint for socialism.
Amid virus rise, Nevada relying on push to vaccinate more
Nevada will have dozens of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites over the coming weeks and federal workers to help reach out to the unvaccinated as the state confronts a jump in virus cases and hospitalizations, officials said Thursday. The rate of hospitalizations had increased 62% over the last 14 days alone, health officials said during a virtual news conference. People wait in line for COVID-19 vaccinations, as Nevada works to get as many people in the state vaccinated as possible. “If you are unvaccinated in the state of Nevada, that risk we’ve all faced since our first case over a year ago remains,” said Michelle White, Gov. A nurse injects a COVID-19 vaccine into a woman, as Nevada is urging as many to get vaccinated amid an increase in hospitalizations stemmed from the virus.
Cotton claims Dems trying to slip ‘massive amnesty’ into reconciliation bill
Congressional Democrats are trying to sneak a provision offering amnesty for illegal immigrants into a massive spending bill that could cost as much as $6 trillion, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) “This is the word we’ve been getting over the last couple of weeks,” Cotton told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom”. “They know that Republicans are never going to support some kind of massive amnesty, certainly with our border totally open,” Cotton told Fox host Dana Perino Thursday. However, Senate Democrats can’t afford to lose any members of their conference, lending outsized importance to moderate members like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). However, Manchin told Fox News days later that a reconciliation bill costing between $4 trillion and $6 trillion “seems to me just totally out of the ballpark.”
First lady congratulates National Spelling Bee finalists
Finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee got a visit from one of the nation’s most prominent educators: first lady Jill Biden. The first lady met with spellers and their families before the bee Thursday evening and made brief remarks onstage. Only the 11 finalists are competing in person, at an ESPN campus near Walt Disney World in Florida. First lady Jill Biden visits with friends and family members of the Scripps Spelling Bee contestants before the event. “In sixth grade I was my school’s spelling bee champion.
Victor Davis Hanson: Left's 'vague' claims that America is inherently racist 'adjudicated' by 'metrics'
Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution Victor Davis Hanson argued that claims that America is inherently racist can be "adjudicated" by "metrics" on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Thursday, asserting that the left "never" provides data and instead continues to push their "vague racist this and racist that" agenda. "A minority that makes up a little more than 12 percent, does not elect a president of the United States who's Black. A racist society would not allow that," Hanson said. "We're listening to some of the most privileged people in the United States," he said. And so this race, race, race, it's an abstraction among the elite.
NSA leak of Tucker Carlson's emails would be ‘serious federal crime,’ Jonathan Turley says
The NSA has reportedly leaked private emails from "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host Tucker Carlson to reporters, and legal scholar Jonathan Turley argued this could be a serious breach of federal law. "If reporters were given that information, it would be even more serious because even if your email itself was not classified, the intercept is," he said. I do national security work and it takes years for me to get access to a FISA warrant, I should say, or an NSA surveillance document." Turley explained that Tucker’s emails could have been lawfully intercepted if they had been shared with someone subject to NSA surveillance, or forwarded to someone who was intercepted. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"We have journalists who are investigated in the Bush administration, the Obama administration, the Trump administration, the Biden administration," he said.
John Kerry to make Russia trip for climate discussion amid bilateral tensions
John Kerry, the special presidential envoy for climate, will travel to Russia next week to discuss global collaboration to fight climate change with officials in the country, the State Department said in a statement. The meeting comes weeks after President Biden’s high stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and days after a $70 million global ransomware attack linked to Russian hackers that affected up to 1,500 businesses worldwide. JOHN KERRY CAUGHT MASKLESS AT AIRPORT IN 2ND MASK MISHAP THIS YEAR"The United States looks forward to working with Russia and other countries on that endeavor," Biden said at the time. China and then the United States lead the globe in climate-damaging emissions of coal and petroleum fumes, but Russia, at No. Kerry, former Secretary of State in the Obama administration, is encouraging other governments to commit to tough targets to cut emissions ahead of a U.N. global climate summit later this year.
GOP Senate campaign ad hits Warnock over MLB All-Star Game move
The GOP Senate campaign arm released a 30-second ad Thursday accusing Warnock of failing to prevent Major League Baseball (MLB) from moving next week’s All-Star Game to Denver from Atlanta amid protests of Georgia’s new elections law. The ad shows baseball stadium scenes as a voiceover narrates: “Baseball’s Midsummer Classic: The All-Star game. A $100 million boost to Georgia’s economy, until the radical left woke crowd took it all away, forcing the MLB to boycott Georgia. Donate today.”The NRSC said the ad would air in Georgia during Monday’s Home Run Derby on ESPN and during Tuesday’s All-Star Game on Fox. MLB shifted the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver.
The Post Says: Beware the word ‘standardize’
In the waning days of his administration, and flush with cash, Mayor de Blasio can’t help but meddle — announcing a $202 million initiative to standardize English and math instruction. Ah, “standardize.” In other parts of the country, that’s meant “watering down,” telling schools they can’t teach high-level math courses or in any way challenge high achievers. De Blasio and teachers union chief Mike Mulgrew crowed this will let teachers spend more time on instruction rather than having to come up with lesson plans. Which is another way of saying that a small group of left-wing activists in the DOE and UFT want to decide what every kid in the city learns. Luckily, this won’t be rolled out until the fall of 2023, giving the new mayor — likely Eric Adams — time to review it, change it, or scrap it.
Mark Steyn raises concerns about the American Intelligence community
Mark Steyn raised questions about the United States intelligence community Thursday on ‘Fox News Primetime.’MARK STEYN: When you have, as America does, some five million people with a security clearance, that’s equivalent to the entire population of New Zealand all thinking they’re James Bond: you have a dark, bloated bureaucracy with massive powers to violate the privacy of anyone they want to. In theory, they should be using this power against foreigners, but the massive expansion of the 24/7 panopticon surveillance state since 9/11 has done nothing for America’s position in the world:We know so little about our Afghan adversaries that we’ve taken twenty years to lose to goatherds with fertilizer. In the broader geopolitical picture, China knows everything about us, we know nothing about them. WATCH THE FULL MONOLOGUE HERE:
Hannity: Biden is portraying weakness on the world stage
Fox News host Sean Hannity blasted the Biden administration for portraying weakness in the face of America's foreign adversaries Thursday on "Hannity." And so does America's enemies," Hannity said. "Today yet again he struggled to get words out during his one and only publicly scheduled event," Hannity said. "As I said earlier this week, I honestly can no longer laugh, I can't joke about Biden's cognitive struggles. Now, the Biden administration is planning on withdrawing from Afghanistan leaving many concerned the Taliban will immediately take full controlHannity said, "Biden is getting steamrolled by America's enemies… None of these hostile actors fear or respect Joe Biden, neither does the Taliban."
Steyn: $500K can get you a Renoir, Picasso, or a Hunter Biden; 'a better racket than the Clinton Foundation'
But now, the younger Biden's art can be added to that category, the host said. OBAMA ETHICS CHIEF BLASTS SECRET HUNTER BIDEN ART SCHEME ARRANGED BY WHITE HOUSE"The idea's that even Hunter won't know, but the WH has outsourced government ethics to a private art dealer," Shaub continued. The host noted that art consultant Martin Galindo recently told the New York Post that another of Hunter Biden's pieces – which Steyn also presented – "looks like COVID." Further, Steyn proffered that Hunter Biden's secretive art sales are a much more effective "grift" than previous Democratic presidential families allegedly questionable ethics. Well Hunter's half-million dollar Coronascape is the Clinton Foundation diarrhea speech of contemporary art," he said, calling it a "better racket than the Clinton Foundation."
Stormy Daniels reacts to Michael Avenatti's sentencing: 'I realized I too became his victim'
"He was a man you wanted to trust and believe in, but the longer I knew him I began witnessing his lies and dishonesty until I realized I too became his victim," Stormy Daniels said in a statement Thursday. Let’s hope that that leads to [an] honest realization that he must change his life." Daniels alleged that she was paid $130,000 in 2016 by Trump's personal lawyer to stay silent about the fling. Prosecutors said Avenatti eventually only paid Daniels half of the $300,000 advance she was owed for her book. Avenatti, meanwhile, contended at the time that no money was "ever misappropriated or mishandled" and that his agreement for representing Daniels "included a percentage of any book proceeds."
Man knocks out and hogties active shooter in Oregon
A man knocked out and hogtied an active shooter who fired off 30 rounds at an Oregon apartment complex, reports said. Gunman Luke Stolarzyk, 32, was the only person injured in the June 29 shooting at Stephens Creek Crossing in Portland, The Oregonian/Oregonlive.com reported. “You’re lucky I didn’t kill you,” Stolarzyk yelled at the man who disarmed him, The Oregonian stated, citing court documents. Later, Stolarzyk came back looking for the neighbor with the dog, this time armed with an AR-15, the Oregonian said. Resident Peroz Khoshnaw told The Oregonian in a previous report that she was on her knees praying when bullets shattered her windows.
US may help in Haitian probe of president’s assassination
The US may assist Haiti with a probe into the violent murder of President Jovenel Moïse that has shaken the Caribbean nation and plunged it into political uncertainty. Police guard detained suspects in the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise. “The Secretary also expressed the United States’ wishes for First Lady Martine Moïse’s recovery. Jean Marc Hervé Abélard/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockSecretary of State Antony Blinken talked with Acting Haitian President Claude Joseph after the slaying of Moïse. Joseph Odelyn/APThe crowd reacts near the Petionville Police station where armed men, accused of being involved in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, are being detained.
Failed mayoral candidate ambushed and murdered FBI agent: feds
A man who campaigned against gun violence while running for mayor of an Indiana city is accused of murdering an FBI agent in an ambush Wednesday. Ferency, who also served as a Terre Haute Police Detective, was able to return fire but later died of his injuries, according to the feds. Another FBI agent ran out of the building and shot Meehan, who then drove to a local hospital to treat his two bullet wounds, officials alleged. Meehan is charged with murder of a federal agent, and faces life in prison. Terre Haute Police Department Detective Greg Ferency was able to return fire but later died of his injuries.
Pentagon warned of growing risk of nuclear war in 2020 report
The possibility that nuclear weapons will be used in a regional or global conflict has increased over the past decade, according to a newly released report from the Pentagon. In an eye-catching introduction to the first chapter, the report states that while the US has tried to “reduce the number and salience of nuclear weapons, others, including Russia and China, have moved in the opposite direction. “They have added new types of nuclear capabilities to their arsenal, increased the salience of nuclear forces in their strategies and plans, and engaged in increasingly aggressive behavior,” the report continues. Meanwhile, the U.S. envoy to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva said Thursday that China is “looking at” developing naval and aerial autonomous nuclear weapons systems. The report name-checks North Korea and Iran as potential nuclear threats.
NYC elections officials seek state, federal probes into suspected ballot-harvesting
The NYC BOE has asked AG Letitia James’ office to look into the Staten Island campaign. They include an allegedly forged voter-registration form in a dead man’s name and numerous examples of absentee ballots submitted under the names of people who previously voted in person. The memo noted the same four workers representing Kepi’s campaign previously claimed to have worked for ex-Rep. Vito Fossella’s Beep campaign. As The Post exclusively reported last month, Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon is already investigating Kepi’s campaign for voter fraud. The city’s BOE members had issue with the number of absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots in Richmond County.
Civil rights groups urge Biden to use bully pulpit to counter Republican voting measures
Leaders from top civil rights groups visited the White House Thursday to urge the administration to work with Congress and pass voting legislation. "We informed them this is going to come not from the White House down but from our houses up." The civil rights groups said Congress needs to pass the "For the People Act" and the "John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act" to counter what they believe is a targeted attack against minority voters. The White House meeting comes one week after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold new voting regulations in Arizona. But Democrats have argued GOP-led legislation on voting rights nationwide is an attempt to weaken Democratic votes in the lead up to the 2022 midterms.
2 Haitian Americans arrested in President Jovenel Moïse assassination, officials say
At least two Haitian Americans are among six men who have been arrested in the assassination of Haiti's president early Wednesday, officials said. Haiti's minister of elections Mathias Pierre identified James Solages, as one of the two Haitian Americans. A Haitian judge involved in the investigation said that President Moïse was shot a dozen times and his office and bedroom were ransacked, the Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste reported. Joseph, meanwhile, was supposed to be replaced by Ariel Henry, a neurosurgeon who had been named prime minister by Moïse a day before the assassination. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHenry told the AP that he is the prime minister, calling it an exceptional and confusing situation.
The week in whoppers: The teachers union’s CRT flip, Tlaib’s anarchy and more
Spot the difference:We say: Make up your mind, American Federation of Teachers. Last month, the nation’s second-largest teachers union bragged that its “educators” are “teaching critical race theory” in schools. Yet this week, AFT President Randi Weingarten denied it, even as she also vowed to defend those who teach it. [which] continue to terrorize migrant communities.”— Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), in a video interview uploaded WednesdayRep. Rashida Tlaib wants to eliminate ICE and Homeland Security from the US. ), which is plainly pushing prices up.
Congressman wants Air Force prof yanked for teaching critical race theory
AP Photo/David ZalubowskiGreen was responding to a Washington Post op-ed by Lynne Chandler García, an associate professor of political science. “In my classes, cadets learn about the ideals embedded in this founding document,” wrote García, referring to the Constitution. Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) wrote a letter to Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth. Rod Lamkey / CNP/Sipa USA“Critical Race Theory teaches that the only way to right past racial discrimination is with present racial discrimination. This teaching is utterly incompatible with the principles in the Declaration of Independence and the Civil Rights Movement—not to mention illegal,” Green continued.
McConnell: GOP retaking Congress in 2022 is about ‘stopping the worst’ of Dem agenda
It’s for stopping the worst. Democrats also hold a nine-seat majority in the House of Representatives. Since 1946, the sitting president’s party has lost an average of 25 House seats in midterm elections. “The American people right now, I think, have given us a 50-50 government,” McConnell said Thursday. I don’t think the American people voted for all of this.”It’s unclear if Sen. Ron Johnson will run again.
Dems are losing the multiracial working class on basic lifestyle issues
He observes that Republicans have moved slightly to the right, but Democrats have moved way, way to the left on social issues. The Democrats are increasingly the party of the college- and graduate-school-educated white gentry class. The Republicans are increasingly the party of the working class, which includes a lot of . For a long time, the Democrats were able to have it both ways, pretending solidarity with the working class while promoting policies that undercut it. His support came from the working class.
Donald Trump to be headline speaker at CPAC in Dallas
The Conservative Political Action Conference is holding a second event in Dallas, Texas, this weekend, with a headline speech from former President Donald Trump on Sunday afternoon. CPAC is adding a summer event to its annual conference that usually takes place each February. Matt Schlapp, head of the American Conservative Union, which runs CPAC, told The Post that “to not have Donald Trump at CPAC would be disgraceful.”Schlapp went on to say that the former president has been leading the fight on the border, and against big tech. On Wednesday, Trump announced a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Google and Twitter, alleging the mammoth tech companies have violated his First Amendment rights. This February it took place in Orlando, Fla., in part because of COVID restrictions in the nation’s capital.
New owner of NY Daily News mulling bankruptcy
The new owner of the New York Daily News is mulling a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for the New York City tabloid, a source tells Media Ink. Against this backdrop, negotiations over new union contracts grew heated at a meeting Wednesday between union officials and Daily News representatives. The pension liabilities are owed largely to the blue-collar pressman who print the New York tabloid and the drivers who have delivered the paper over the years. In its heyday, the Daily News boasted a circulation of over 2 million during the week and 5 million on Sunday. The Daily News was the sole holding from Tribune Publishing to be set up as a separate entity.
MSNBC's Joy Reid compares anti-CRT parents to segregationists, using children as 'fodder'
MSNBC host Joy Reid compared parents who oppose schools teaching critical race theory curriculum to their kids as segregationists. On Thursday, Reid, host of the MSNBC show "The Reid Out," tweeted out several photos in an effort to compare current activists against critical race theory to race segregationists from the 1950s and 60s. This is not the first time Reid has unfavorably described critics of critical race theory. In June, Keisha King, a Black mother, spoke out against critical race theory to the Florida Board of Education. Since Sunday, the National Education Association declared critical race theory to be 'reasonable and appropriate' for children, despite many progressives and reporters claiming schools aren't teaching critical race theory.
Big Weed’s meteoric rise is a sad symbol of Rust Belt decline
But for legal weed, the future looks bright green, which is why even conservative small towns like mine are authorizing so-called dispensaries. “I thought you guys still made some stuff here, but the only signs I saw were for weed stores,” one of them said. Here is the future that Big Dope wants (Big Finance and Big Tech, too): a nation of drug-addled semi-employed morons addicted to junk food delivered by wage slaves, pornography, Internet gambling and whatever crass entertainment is suggested by the algorithm. The glory days of the Big Three and the United Auto Workers are never coming back. A world in which slinging dope is a generation’s only meaningful employment prospect is one that will eventually destroy itself.
Impawssible separation: Workers are choosing pets over returning to office
As companies across the country begin to return to the office, workers are finding it impawssible to leave their furry friends home alone. An estimated 12.6 million households adopted new pets during the pandemic, according to a study by the American Pet Products Association. A Petco survey conducted in the spring found that 69% of pet owners now fear their BFFs will develop separation anxiety. Many pet owners fear their pets will develop separation anxiety as they return to their offices. But some pet owners have taken the opposite route.
Key debt limit deadline hard to predict due to pandemic, says think tank
The D.C.-based think tank said predicting the “X Date” in which the country will no longer be able to meet its financial obligations “could be particularly unpredictable,” forecasting it would likely default “sometime in fall 2021” if Congress does not take action to raise the debt ceiling. “The Treasury Department’s actions inadvertently bought Congress additional time, but they should not fritter it away,” Akabas continued. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged Congress to take action on the debt ceiling before the end of July. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo“In 2019, the possibility of an earlier than expected X Date forced Congress’ hand and spurred action prior to the August recess. The current debt limit suspension is slated to expire on July 31, with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging lawmakers to act before the end of the month.
Al Sharpton meets with Biden and Harris on police reform and voting rights
Al Sharpton visited the White House on Thursday to talk political strategy with President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “We informed them this is going to come not from the White House down but from our houses up.”Sharpton tweeted an image of the small group that met with Biden, Harris and White House officials. Sharpton, 66, gained national fame through his bombastic and factually flexible commentary on race relations — and it’s unclear how exactly Biden and Harris intend to harness his talents to pass legislation. Al Sharpton leaves the West Wing of the White House on July 8, 2021. The two topics on which Biden and Harris solicited Sharpton’s views have significantly different federal outlooks.
Harris announces $25 million plan to target GOP voting laws
Vice President Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the Democratic National Committee is making a $25 million investment in countering GOP legislation and laws tightening voting requirements. The vice president did not say if certain states would be prioritized over others. Harris and President Biden also met Thursday with civil rights leaders to discuss voting in the U.S., along with criminal justice reform. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito argued that Arizona’s new voting regulations were merely "quintessential examples of the usual burdens of voting." But Harris said Thursday that the 28 new voting laws implemented across the U.S. served one purpose – to "make it harder for you to vote."
Warnock, among GOP's biggest 2022 Senate targets, hauls in big bucks
Sen. Raphael Warnock, arguably the most vulnerable Senate Democrat running for reelection in the 2022 midterm elections, unveiled some eye-popping fundraising figures on Thursday. Thanks to her tie breaking vote as president of the Senate, the Democrats grabbed a razor-thin majority. While Ossoff won a full six-year Senate term, Warnock is serving the final two years of retired GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term. Republicans, needing a net gain of just one seat to regain the Senate majority, see Warnock as one of the most vulnerable Democrats running for reelection next year. The Senate race in Georgia is likely to be one of the most competitive and expensive showdowns in the 2022 midterms.
Geraldo: Media 'looks foolish' for promoting 'loathsome creature' Michael Avenatti, as attorney sentenced
As disgraced firebrand anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti was sentenced to 30 months in prison for a multi-million-dollar scheme to extort Nike, Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera said that he has hurt the credibility of his longtime admirers in the mainstream media. "I don't like to kick a guy when he is down, but this is a truly loathsome creature," Rivera remarked Thursday after New York District Judge Paul Gardephe sentenced Avenatti as the convict openly wept in a Lower Manhattan courtroom. Rivera called Avenatti, 50, a "former media darling" against a montage of mainstream figures gushing over the fiery lawyer, who most notably represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in her case against former President Donald Trump. Former Jeb Bush adviser Ana Navarro, a frequent guest host on "The View", called Avenatti "like the Holy Spirit" when he appeared on the ABC talk show. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn court, Gardephe further called Avenatti's conduct "outrageous."
Chris Hayes links crime growth to 'truly shocking proliferation of guns'
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes attempted to connect the rise in violent crimes in the United States to the recent increase in gun sales. Within his story, he proceeded to link the growing rates of violent crimes in cities to the growing number of gun sales from 2020. But 2020 was the biggest year for gun sales in American history ever, ever." That's part of a larger trend which is an acceleration of gun sales in the U.S. in the last ten years." Gutowski also pointed out that the chart Hayes uses as an example actually displays "a gun background check spike."
Biden White House runs interference for Hunter’s latest sleaze
First Son Hunter Biden is expecting to score big for the abstract expressionist works he’ll showcase in a solo SoHo exhibition in October. If he does, it’ll be just his latest sleazy cash-in on the family name. Yet the White House is pretending it can all be kept clean by having the dealer keep the buyers anonymous along with guarantees to reject any suspicious offers above the asking price. But Hunter says he expects to pull up to half a million bucks apiece, which makes the asking price plenty suspicious. It’s the Biden family way.
Remington buried lawyers with ‘random’ cartoons in Sandy Hook lawsuit
It’s the latest development in the seven-year effort by the families of Sandy Hook victims to hold Remington, the maker of the AR-15 rifle that was used in the shooting, accountable. The complaint filed by the families’ lawyers to Connecticut Superior Court. Connecticut Superior Court The families alleged Remington filled the discovery documents with irrelevant images including cartooons. Ian Hockley, the father of Sandy Hook victim Dylan Hockley, speaks to the media after a hearing in state Supreme Court related to the lawsuit against Remington on Nov. 14, 2017. Cloe Poisson/The Courant via APThe families of the Sandy Hook victims sued Remington in 2014, accusing it of mismarketing the AR-15 rifle that Adam Lanza used to murder 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.
Hero border agent carries injured migrant to safety
A powerful photo shows a Border Patrol agent carrying a hurt illegal immigrant to safety during an operation along the US-Mexico border. The undated photo was posted on Twitter Thursday by Brian Hastings, the chief Border Patrol agent for Texas’ Rio Grande Valley sector — the epicenter of the ongoing crisis along the southwestern frontier. “[Border Patrol] Special Operations Detachment carry a migrant out of the brush and to safety. Of those rescues, 6,898 (97.4 percent) took place along the US-Mexico border. REUTERSUS Customs and Border Protection reported that they did over 7,000 rescues in a nearly seven-month span.
New poll shows 78 percent are in favor of stronger voter ID laws
Americans support implementation of stricter voting laws, including voter ID requirements and restrictions on accepting ballots after Election Day, according to a new poll obtained by The Post Thursday. Former Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway spearheaded the poll. “Stacey Abrams in April was against voter ID, it was voter suppression, all of the sudden she says, I was always for voter ID,” she said. EPASixty-six percent of voters surveyed agreed that early-voting ballots should be counted as they are received, with just 18 percent saying they disagree. Fifty-three percent said special voting measures put in p[lace due to the pandemic should be lifted due to the vaccination rate and precautions available like wearing masks.
Hunter Biden’s art con is an insult to ethics — and good taste
Hunter Biden’s art is going up for sale at an NYC gallery this fall. Mark Tribe, chairman of the MFA Fine Arts Department at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, told The Post Hunter Biden’s artwork could fetch a pretty penny. see also Hunter Biden art show sparks ethics concerns Government ethics watchdogs and art critics are voicing their concerns... Buyers of Hunter Biden’s artwork have been promised anonymity. And, as long as his old man in office, Hunter Biden will never feel the need to get a normal job.
Condo collapse death toll reaches at least 64, Miami-Dade mayor says
After four more bodies were found at the Surfside condo collapse site in Florida, the death toll has climbed to at least 64 and 76 remain unaccounted for, Miami-Date County Mayor Danielle Levine Cava said during a Thursday evening news briefing. "We are working around the clock to recover victims and to bring closure to the families as fast as we possibly can." CONDO COLLAPSE RESCUE OPERATION SWITCHES TO RECOVERYThe decision to end the rescue effort came after crews completed a search of the last area where they expected to find "voids," or pockets of debris large enough to possibly contain survivors. Authorities did search voids they hadn’t been able to access previously – but they found no one alive. An investigation into the cause of the collapse is ongoing and at least a half-dozen lawsuits have been filed in connection with the incident.
Senate GOP running ad during All-Star Game hitting Warnock over MLB move from Atlanta
The ad, first obtained by Fox News, will run during both the Home Run Derby on ESPN Monday, July 12 and the All-Star Game itself the following day, which will air on Fox. "The All-Star Game, a $100 million boost to Georgia's economy, until the radical left woke crowd took it all away, forcing the MLB to boycott Georgia," the ad says. "Even Stacey Abrams opposed the boycott, but Sen. Warnock refused to oppose it." Warnock, D-Ga., did not explicitly call for the All-Star Game to leave Georgia. And he said that businesses should not boycott Georgia in a tweet after the MLB decided to move the All-Star Game, while blaming Republicans for Georgia missing out on the potential economic gain.
Hannah-Jones claims innocence in gushy CNN segment: 'I just produce journalism'
Still, Hannah-Jones suggested race played a role in the UNC's dragging its feet because of backlash over the 1619 Project, saying, "Every other chair before me, who also happened to be White, received that position with tenure." Hannah-Jones continued her argument on CNN's "New Day," arguing that she didn't know why people find her "so threatening." She suggested to have been the victim of "powerful people" who have failed to recognize "systemic inequality" in the country. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPKing was also featured in a CBS "This Morning" segment on Wednesday in which she praised Hannah-Jones as a "once-in-a-generation journalist." The CBS panelists themselves joined in in heaping praise on Hannah-Jones, noting that Howard University was "lucky" to have her.
Florida couple sues 'woke' Catholic school to rescind $1.35 million donation after it 'lost its way'
A Florida couple is suing a Catholic school once attended by their children in an effort to have their $1.35 million pledge rescinded, saying the school has "lost its way" by embracing "woke culture" and distancing itself from mainstream Catholicism. As of 2018, the couple had paid $240,000 toward the pledge and raised more than $9 million for the school. "For a court to delve into whether the substance of matters taught by a Catholic school are consistent with a Catholic education would entangle the court in excessively religious matters, and thereby violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. The academy serves around 970 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade and an all-girls high school, according to its website. Tuition and fees ranged from $14,650 for pre-kindergarten students to $22,450 for high school students.
63 percent rise in earnings expected a year after COVID-driven skid
Second-quarter earnings by S&P 500 companies are projected to be up 63.6 percent from a year earlier, according to FactSet. In the second quarter of 2020, S&P 500 earnings plunged more than 31 percent and revenue fell about 9 percent. On a per-share basis, their second-quarter earnings growth projections increased by 7.3 percent from March 31 to June 30, according to FactSet. Still, analysts are expecting earnings growth to taper off from here. Among the reasons: beating prior-year results won’t be anywhere near as easy as it was in the second quarter.
Feds say fewer people are quitting their jobs
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics said its so-called “quits rate” — or the number of jobs lost because of people quitting — sank to 3.6 million in May from 4 million in April. Indeed, the steep quits-rate drop was the big reason the overall number of people who left their jobs fell to 5.32 million in May from 5.8 million in April. The quits rate among private-sector workers — which has hit leisure and hospitality particularly hard — also fell to 2.9 percent from a record 3.2 percent. The $300-a-week federal sweetener to state jobless benefits has also been blamed for the inflated quits rate. At the height of the coronavirus crisis, the quits rate had fallen to a seven-year low of 1.8 percent.
Woman stops for fast food during police chase, gets arrested
A woman was apprehended at a McDonald’s after a police chase. By the time police caught up with her using Simoncini’s GPS to track down the truck, Gardell had already hit another vehicle, police said. An officer approached the truck on foot, but Gardell drove away, the Worcester Police Department said in a press release. Johanna Gardell took Worcester police on a high speed chase in a stolen truck, eventually crashing near a McDonald’s. “Officers approached the vehicle and were able to pull her out of it, while she fought and struggled,” the release stated.
Gov. Newsom asks Californians to voluntarily cut water use amid drought
California’s Democratic governor is asking for voluntary water conservation, which would include things like taking shorter showers, running dishwashers only when they are full and reducing the frequency of watering lawns. Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, FileLarge cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, are not included under the emergency proclamation. Compared to before the previous drought, urban water usage in California is down an average of 16%. Gavin Newsom added nine more counties to the state’s emergency proclamation. Counties added to the state’s emergency proclamation include Inyo, Marin, Mono, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz.
Vivek Ramaswamy: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam
On the latest Hemmer Time podcast, Bill sits down with entrepreneur, author, & founder of Roivant Sciences, Vivek Ramaswamy, to discuss his new book Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam. Vivek explains how he believes that the biggest threat to liberty and prosperity in America is corporate social irresponsibility, and how corporations are highlighting social justice as a way of adhering to identity politics to win favors back in return, and gain the love and support from its followers. Follow Bill on Twitter: @BillHemmer
Deroy Murdock: DeSantis is the new Great Right Hope
We leaned into it, and we stood strong," DeSantis told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last month. He has authorized a host of economic, cultural, and law-enforcement initiatives that are buoying Florida and transforming him into the Great Right Hope. DeSantis signed legislation that requires prison for rioters. In June, he urged Florida’s state school board to kill Critical Race Theory (CRT) on government campuses. "We want all students to understand the difference," DeSantis told journalists on June 22.
Twitter mocks CNBC article 'The upside to inflation: rising wages'
CNBC published an article which appeared to celebrate one of the aspects of inflation means higher wages, which was immediately mocked on social media. On Thursday, CNBC published an article titled "The upside to inflation: rising wages" to discuss the growing concerns regarding inflation. FOX NEWS POLL: 83% WORRY ABOUT INFLATION, MAJORITY SAYS BENEFITS HURTING ECONOMYMany Twitter users were quick to point out the absurdity behind the claim. "House fire’s silver lining: lower heating bills," quipped conservative commentator Matt WalshOther Twitter users posted similar comments ridiculing the headline. However, President Joe Biden continues to advocate for continue trillion dollars of government spending and has dismissed concerns about rising prices.
Gen. Keane: Biden wrong on no 'mission accomplished' sentiment, but right on public view of Afghan war
Biden was asked whether there is a "mission accomplished" moment to be felt with the pullout of troops, and the president answered in the negative. "Of course there's a mission accomplished," he told "The Story" host Trace Gallagher. That's what we went there to do and we have accomplished that mission," Keane added. [The Afghans are] the ground force and we're providing the air power to stop the Taliban." On May 1, 2003, former President George W. Bush famously announced "Mission Accomplished," replete with a celebratory banner, on the Iraq War.
Teachers union president defends critical race theory as ‘accurate history’
The nation’s second-largest teachers union is placing itself at the center of the national debate around critical race theory this week — taking aim at GOP opposition to it while hosting one of its most prominent advocates, who referred to former President Donald Trump as racist. At day two of the American Federation of Teachers’ TEACH 2021 conference Wednesday, author and prominent critical race theory advocate Ibram X. Kendi and AFT president Randi Weingarten defended the academic theory while going on offense against CRT opponents. Weingarten, who spoke first, denied that critical race theory was being taught to American students while vowing to stick up for any educator’s right to teach it. “Let’s be clear: Critical race theory is not taught in elementary schools or high schools. Randi Weingarten defended the academic theory while going on the offense against CRT opponents.
Biden: ‘No mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan, but also no failure — ‘yet’
“The mission was accomplished in that we got Osama bin Laden and terrorism is not emanating from that part of the world,” Biden said. But when asked about corruption impeding the mission, Biden said, “First of all, the mission hasn’t failed — yet. The question is, can there be an agreement on unity of purpose?”US troops will be out of Afghanistan by Aug. 31, Biden said. There’s gonna be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy of the United States from Afghanistan,” Biden said. “Already we have members of our military whose parents fought in Afghanistan 20 years ago.
McConnell on infrastructure: ‘I think there’s a decent chance that may come together’
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, expressed optimism that the upper chamber can pass a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package in coming weeks. “I think there’s a decent chance that may come together. The bipartisan bill is expected to provide $579 billion in new spending, with $300 billion allocated toward transportation and an additional $250 billion that would go toward broadband, power and water infrastructure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has repeatedly asserted she will not bring up the bipartisan bill unless the Senate also passes a budget allowing for the reconciliation process. He later clarified that he would not veto the compromise bill without a reconciliation package if it makes it to his desk following strong backlash from GOP negotiators.
Biden HHS Sec. Becerra on knowing COVID vaccine status: ‘It is absolutely our business’
Speaking to CNN, the HHS secretary was responding to criticism of President Biden’s comments Tuesday about going “door to door, literally knocking on doors” to get wary Americans vaccinated against the coronavirus. Yuki Iwamura/APWhite House press secretary Jen Psaki said the US will have 160 million Americans fully vaccinated for COVID-19 shortly. Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesDuring his remarks, the president said: “We need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and ofttimes, door to door, literally knocking on doors” to encourage vaccination. Those knocking on the doors, he added, offer information about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. Xavier Becerra added that the US has spent “trillions of dollars” to make sure Americans can make it through the COVID pandemic.
Rep. Mace: 'Marxist ideology' should not be taught in American schools
Republican South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace joined "America Reports" and blasted the highly controversial critical race theory. The criticism comes after Randi Weingarten, the head of the nation's second-largest teachers union, accused GOP lawmakers of bullying teachers over their teachings of CRT. And I myself as a Republican have been a victim of political violence. So we are seeing divisions on both sides of the aisle and political violence ratchet up, and to point fingers and continue to label the left or the right that way is wrong. We need to take responsibility and be accountable as a parent particularly on a Marxist ideology being shoved down the throats of American children, teaching them they are inherently racist, and that is wrong.
Rep. Waltz 'fears' for women, interpreters, allies in Afghanistan following US troop withdrawal
Florida Rep. Michael Waltz criticized the Biden administration's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan Friday on ‘The Story’ saying, "It just makes absolutely zero sense to me." Rep. Michael Waltz: On Bagram Air Base, this policy is just asinine. In that one base, we can reach out and affect the battlefield for four out of our five major adversaries. And it just makes absolutely zero sense to me. And we have to send our soldiers back in with no bases, with local allies that have been decimated because they didn't evacuate them.
Haiti's future uncertain after brazen slaying of president
An already struggling and chaotic Haiti stumbled into an uncertain future Thursday after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, followed by a gunfight in which authorities said police killed seven suspects, detained six others and freed three officers being held hostage. "The pursuit of the mercenaries continues," Léon Charles, director of Haiti’s National Police, said Wednesday night in announcing the arrest of suspects. On Thursday, Charles told reporters that six suspects had been arrested and seven killed and that police were still looking for more. HAITIAN PRESIDENT JOVENEL MOÏSE ASSASSINATED AT HOME, OFFICIAL SAYSOnce there, some in the crowd chanted: "They killed the president! "It’s a really explosive situation," he said, adding that foreign intervention with a U.N.-type military presence is a possibility.
Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt: Capitol riot worse than 9/11 attacks, 'likely to kill a lot more Americans'
Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt agreed with fellow disgruntled ex-Republican Matthew Dowd Wednesday that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was worse than the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans and launched multiple wars. "He couldn't be more right," Schmidt said at a town hall for the Lincoln Project. "The 1/6 attack for the future of the country was a profoundly more dangerous event than the 9/11 attacks. And in the end, the 1/6 attacks are likely to kill a lot more Americans than were killed in the 9/11 attacks, which will include the casualties of the wars that lasted 20 years following. ANTI-TRUMP LINCOLN PROJECT ‘REPUBLICAN’ SAYS HE'S REREGISTERING DEMOCRATSchmidt has resumed a public role with the left-wing, anti-Trump Lincoln Project, a media favorite in 2020 that was beset by a series of humiliating scandals in 2021.
EU fines German car makers $1B over emission collusion
BRUSSELS — The European Union handed down $1 billion in fines to major German car manufacturers Thursday, saying they colluded to limit the development and rollout of car emission-control systems. It was the first time the European Commission imposed collusion fines on holding back the use of technical developments, not a more traditional practice like price-fixing. “Manufacturers deliberately avoided to compete on cleaning better than what was required by EU emission standards. The scandal cost Wolfsburg, Germany-based Volkswagen 30 billion euros ($35 billion) in fines and civil settlements and led to the recall of millions of vehicles. The Volkswagen vehicles in the scandal did not use the urea tanks but relied on another pollution reduction technology.
Convicted conman accused of forging docs to steal Harlem brownstones worth over $4M
A convicted conman has been charged with using forged documents to steal two Harlem brownstones worth more than $4 million, prosecutors announced Thursday. He used a forged deed to steal 107 W. 118th St. — currently valued at $2.29 million — from its elderly disabled owner, according to the indictment. Makhani claimed to pay near $1 million for the 118th Street property. He abandoned the building when faced with a $1 million judgment from the city, and it was later transferred to a nonprofit, James’ office said. In 2008, he was named in a criminal complaint accusing him of using forged signatures on deeds to unlawfully gain control of three properties in Queens from their legal owners, James’ office said.
White House won’t comment on plan if Afghanistan falls to Taliban
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday declined to say what the US would do if Afghanistan falls to the Taliban — as President Biden prepared to speak on the pullout of US troops. The long-running insurgency by the Islamic fundamentalist group is picking up steam ahead of the US withdrawal after nearly 20 years of war. The Afghan military is widely regarded as corrupt and inept and has suffered a humiliating series of recent defeats. The Taliban insurgency is picking up steam ahead of the US withdrawal after nearly 20 years of war. Biden said in April that he would pull US troops from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
After $5.1M book deal, Cuomo calls pandemic ‘tremendous personal benefit’
Andrew Cuomo on Thursday called it a “tremendous personal benefit” to have led New York state amid the coronavirus crisis — during which he scored $5.1 million for his pandemic memoir. Andrew Cuomo took his experience handling the COVID-19 crisis and signed a $5.1 million book deal. Andrew Cuomo as the scandal over New York’s nursing home death toll exploded. Andrew Cuomo is facing probes by state and federal authorities into New York’s nursing home deaths. John Minchillo/APDanielle Messina, whose father, Samuel, died in a Staten Island nursing home, also blasted Cuomo for patting himself on the back.
Border Patrol agent saves illegal immigrant injured while being smuggled at border
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published a stunning image of a Border Patrol agent carrying an illegal immigrant to safety after the migrant was purportedly injured while being smuggled into the U.S. – one of the thousands of rescues agents have carried out this year. "#BP Special Operations Detachment carry a migrant out of the brush and to safety," Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings tweeted Thursday. There were 7,084 rescues by Border Patrol in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, according to data through the end of May; the current fiscal year ended June 30. In addition to adults, Border Patrol agents have also rescued a number of children who have been dumped at the border and left to fend for themselves in the harsh conditions. She was taken in by Border Patrol.
White House insists door-to-door vaccination volunteers not government workers, US not keeping database
BIDEN ADMIN LAUNCHING DOOR-TO-DOOR EFFORT TO VACCINATE AMERICANS, CAUSING BACKLASH"These are grassroots voices across the country. After Biden first mentioned the idea of going door-to-door, Republicans in Congress were quick to push back against it. HHS SECRETARY BECERRA: ‘ABSOLUTELY THE GOVERNMENT’S BUSINESS' TO KNOW WHICH AMERICANS HAVEN'T BEEN VACCINATED"The federal government does not have a database of who is vaccinated. So it is absolutely the government's business," Becerra said. And so it is our business to try to make sure Americans can prosper, Americans can freely associate."
Tomi Lahren: Ignoring border crisis and crime surges will backfire on Democrats
After President Biden met with Chicago's mayor in the wake of a violent holiday weekend in the nation's third most populous city, Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren said on Thursday that Democrats' tactic to ignore issues at the southern border and violent crime will backfire. BIDEN MET WITH CHICAGO MAYOR LIGHTFOOT AT AIRPORT AMID SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCETOMI LAHREN: This is just like the border. I believe if it goes unchecked it will be the downfall of the Democratic Party going into midterms and going into the next election. Even as someone who wants to see things change in ‘22 and ‘24 politically, we have to care about human life, politics aside. I want the Democrats to wake up before midterms, before 2024, because I want this country to be safe no matter what political ramifications that has.
Biden changes end of US combat mission in Afghanistan from Sept. 11 to Aug. 31
President Biden said U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan sooner than his original Sept. 11 deadline, telling reporters Thursday U.S. forces will be home by Aug. 31. "In this context, speed is safety," Biden told reporters, adding that not a single U.S. military member has been lost during the withdrawal process. "The United States did what we went to do in Afghanistan – to get the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and to deliver justice to Osama bin Laden," he continued. The president pushed back on some GOP calls to remain in Afghanistan as the Taliban gains in strength. The U.S. will continue to provide air support for Afghani military forces, along with humanitarian and civilian assistance on important issues surrounding women’s rights.
Grim end to Afghanistan war: No 'mission accomplished' or 'moment of celebration,' White House says
President Biden won't be taking any victory lap on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and instead the White House offered a sober reality that America's longest war just can't be won militarily. "We're not going to have a mission accomplished moment in this regard," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday referring to the premature "Mission Accomplished" banner that served as the backdrop of former President George W. Bush's 2003 speech on an aircraft carrier. Biden addressed the nation Thursday about his decision to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan despite the growing threat from the Taliban. During a White House news briefing prior to his remarks, Psaki said while there may be drawbacks to the decision, Biden didn't want to sacrifice more lives and treasure on a war that has gone on for too long. WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS DOOR-TO-DOOR VACCINATION PUSH AMID BACKLASH"We did exactly what we intended to do … however, there is not a benefit, in our view, in continuing to fight this war militarily," Psaki said.
Brad Lander backs Stringer suit to restore de Blasio spending review
Councilman Brad Lander, who will be the city’s next comptroller after winning the Democratic primary, on Thursday backed the current office holder’s effort to force Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore normal checks on City Hall spending — which have been suspended since the pandemic’s beginning. “We need to restore contract oversight, because when you spend $14 billion without contract oversight, you know there are going to be problems, there’s a risk of corruption,” the left-leaning Lander said Thursday morning on PIX 11. “I agree with that lawsuit, and I call on Mayor de Blasio to restore normal contract oversight to all our spending immediately.”Lander’s support for Stringer’s suit — filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court — comes after the comptroller ripped the newly estimated $6.9 billion in “unacceptable” unchecked city spending. “We’re gonna get to the bottom of this.”City Comptroller Scott Stringer decried Mayor Bill de Blasio’s unchecked spending of $6.9 billion. In August, Stringer called on the mayor to allow him to regain supervision of city contracts.
US considers visas for vulnerable Afghan women after military exit
Rights groups have been asking the State Department and White House to add up to 2,000 visas specifically for vulnerable women and women’s advocates to a developing policy plan to evacuate thousands Afghans after the US military pullout this month. “Lives are at risk,” said Teresa Casale, advocacy director for Mina’s List, which advocates for women’s representation in governments around the world. The White House declined to comment on the push to secure more visas for Afghan women’s rights advocates. President Joe Biden will speak Thursday afternoon about the US military’s withdrawal and is expected to mention women’s rights. Women police officers, media workers, judges and medical workers have been assassinated in Afghanistan as foreign military left the country.
Two more women sue Jeffrey Epstein’s estate over sexual abuse claims
Two more women have sued Jeffrey Epstein’s estate, claiming they were sexually abused by him multiple times when they were underage, new court papers show. The women brought their cases anonymously in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday against the executors of the dead pedophile’s estate, after at least 30 other women have brought similar legal claims — many of which have since been settled. The second woman alleges that when she was 17 years old, in 2000, Jeffrey Epstein raped her on multiple occasions at his Manhattan townhouse. Over 150 women have filed claims of sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein through a victims’ compensation program funded by his estate. Over 150 women have filed claims of sexual abuse by Epstein through a victims’ compensation program — which has been funded by his estate with over $140 million.
Steve Scalise torches 'Squad' member calling to defund ICE, CBP, DHS as border crisis rages
Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib is facing backlash for recent calls to defund ICE, CBP and DHS amid the border crisis. I've been down with the Border Patrol agents. The real big concern is that right now it's the drug cartels from Mexico who have operational control over America's southern border. And the Democrat Party has become more and more, in Washington, the party of defunding police, defunding border patrol, defunding ICE. I'm curious to see: Is President Biden going to speak out against a sitting member of Congress referring to our Border Patrol agents as terrorists?
Electric Ram pickup to take on Cybertruck, Hummer and F-150 Lightning in 2024
Ram will introduce its first all-electric pickup in 2024. The full-size truck will ride on a newly developed truck platform known as the STLA Frame that will underpin several models across the Stellantis [stock ticker: STLA] brands. The STLA Frame will be able to accommodate battery pack sizes from 159 kWh to 200 kWh that can provide a range of up to 500 miles per charge. Stellantis has several electric drive units in development, the largest of which will be rated at 201 hp to 442.5 hp. Ram is also working on a midsize electric truck that will share a platform with upcoming Jeep and Dodge SUV models, but did not say when it would go on sale.
White House silent on if it's confident Biden's beleaguered ATF nominee will be confirmed by Senate
President Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is in hot water as the White House has yet to say if the administration is confident he will be confirmed. David Chipman, Biden's pick to lead the ATF, has been in the hot seat throughout his Senate confirmation process as a slew of lawmakers and organizations have come out in opposition to his nomination. CONTROVERSIAL BIDEN ATF NOMINEE DAVID CHIPMAN ADVANCES OUT OF JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON PARTY-LINE VOTE"The president gets to pick who he wants to nominate," Psaki added. The White House did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on if the administration is confident Chipman will be confirmed. Chipman’s confirmation vote made it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee split down party lines, but his full Senate confirmation vote is less certain.
Hamptons ‘squatter’ won’t vacate rental for Holocaust-surviving owner
A Hamptons squatter allegedly trashed her rental home and is now abusing the pandemic-related eviction ban to overstay her welcome, her elderly Holocaust-survivor landlord claims in a new lawsuit. Dennis A. ClarkMarkon said some her belongings were “totally destroyed” during Rinke’s stay. Dennis A. ClarkWhen she returned, Markon noticed some of her belongings were destroyed and garbage was piled up around the house. Dennis A. ClarkRinke is accused of leaving the home in a state of disrepair. Markon accused Rinke of leaving “piles of garbage” outside the house.
Reebok’s ex-CEO Robert Meers sells NYC spread for a $100K loss
Robert Meers, the former CEO of Reebok and Lululemon, and Miriam Kelly, just sold their Madison Square home for $3.75 million, according to property records. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo at 15 E. 26th St. first went on the market for $4.99 million in 2018. It features high ceilings, oversize windows, walnut floors, an open layout — and views of the Empire State and Chrysler buildings. The building, which dates to 1910, overlooks Madison Square Park. The listing brokers are Arlene Reed and Annie Gruenberger of Warburg Realty, who declined to comment.
Wells Fargo is reportedly closing all personal lines of credit
Wells Fargo is shutting down all existing personal lines of credit and is not offering the consumer lending product anymore, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing letters from the bank. Customers have been given a 60-day notice that their accounts will be shuttered, according to the report. Wells Fargo did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. The move comes more than a year after the bank suspended home equity loans, given the economic uncertainty fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fallout from the pandemic also prompted the bank to stop providing loans to a majority of its independent auto dealer customers last year.
Instacart taps Facebook app head Fidji Simo as CEO before expected IPO
Instacart named Facebook app head Fidji Simo as its chief executive officer on Thursday, adding big tech expertise ahead of an expected stock market listing by the grocery-delivery firm. French-born Simo will replace co-founder Apoorva Mehta, who will take on the role of executive chairman and still be involved in day-to-day activities, Instacart said. “We’re here to build a long-term business over the next few decades,” Simo, who takes the helm early next month, told Reuters. Fidji Simo will replace Instacart co-founder Apoorva Mehta (shown) as CEO. “I’m excited about Fidgi’s experience as a public market executive in a company that has seen so much growth,” he said.
15 states reach deal with opioid-maker Purdue Pharma for $4.5B settlement
Under the terms of the deal, the company’s owners, the Sackler family, will fork over an additional $50 million, a relatively modest amount from the family’s estimated fortune of $11 billion. The terms of the deal were laid out in a late Wednesday filing by a mediator in US Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, NY. Kathe Sackler, a member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, testifies via video to a House Oversight Committee hearing on Dec. 17, 2020. APNew York, New Jersey and Massachusetts were among the 15 states that withdrew their opposition to the settlement Wednesday. Purdue Pharma CEO Craig Landau testifies via video to a House Oversight Committee hearing.
Merck’s Keytruda gets expanded label for skin cancer treatment
Merck announced Tuesday that the FDA approved an expanded label for Keytruda to treat patients with certain skin cancer that is not curable by surgery or radiation. The objective response rate (ORR) was 50%, including a complete response rate of 17% and a partial response rate of 33% in the cohort of patients with locally advanced disease. This expanded indication reinforces the role of Keytruda in this cancer type, which is the second most common form of non-melanoma skin cancer." CLICK HERE TO GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GOAccording to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer, but nearly all can be treated effectively if found early. CSCC is the second most common form of skin cancer, and five times more prevalent than melanoma, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
CPAC 2021: Fox Nation to sponsor, stream live speeches from influential conservatives
Fox Nation is bringing the action from Texas to your home screens for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), as the network has your exclusive, all-access pass to stream the weekend’s events. Join former President Donald Trump and other influential conservatives as they take the stage in the Lone Star State to deliver their personal messages to America starting tomorrow Friday, July 9 through Sunday, July 11. Notable event attendees and speakers will include Donald Trump Jr., Texas Lt. Gov. The 2021 event will be sponsored by the network's on-demand streaming service and will be available for live streaming on the subscription-based site. Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to close the event out on July 11 at 3:35 p.m. CDT.
Multiple Alabama officers help stranded and robbed man with autism make his way home
A chain of officers from police departments across Alabama helped a young man with autism make his way home to Indiana in what police described as a "bizarre story." "We only have bits and pieces of the story, which we have updated as new information has come in," Morgan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Mike Swafford told Fox News. From there, Morgan County Sgt. Ferguson picked Bolin up "and called Lt. Flanagan with Limestone County Sheriff's Office and made arrangements to meet and help Mr. Bolin continue the journey home." The truck driver, whom the Morgan County Sheriff's Office identified as Joe Tillman Sr., described Bolin as "quite the storyteller."
Harley-Davidson's Livewire One electric motorcycle debuts at $21,995
Harley-Davidson's rebooted electric motorcycle has been revealed. The LiveWire One is an updated version of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire that was introduced in 2019 and will be sold under the newly established LiveWire electric motorcycle brand. The LiveWire One has a claimed range of 146 miles per charge in urban driving and can be recharged to 100% in an hour at a public DC fast charging station. The starting price has been reduced from $29,799 to $21,999, which will make it more competitive against similar offerings from Zero Motorcycles. International sales will begin in 2022 and the LiveWire brand will be expanded with additional models in the coming years.
Kansas City defund the police effort 'destructive and deadly,' Missouri AG says as he files amicus brief
On May 20, the City of Kansas City Council passed several ordinances that effectively defunded the Kansas City Metropolitan Police Department (KCPD), removing $42 million from the police department's budget and moving the money into a community services fund controlled by the city manager. "Kansas City’s shortsighted move to defund their police force will have lasting, destructive and deadly consequences for its residents. Last year, 176 people were murdered in Kansas City, marking the deadliest year in the city’s history," said Schmitt in a statement to Fox News announcing the filing. Attempts to defund the police will deprive Kansas City residents of a needed police presence and exacerbate homicide and violent crime rates plaguing Kansas City and major cities across Missouri and the country." However, federal and local lawmakers are now revisiting conversations about defunding police departments amid violent crime rates that have been rising since 2020.
Group that helps elect GOP state attorneys general sets fundraising record
EXCLUSIVE: The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), the group that works to elect GOP state attorneys general, reports that it brought in more than $5.3 million in the April-June second quarter of fundraising. RAGA, which shared its fundraising figures first with Fox News on Thursday, says the haul is a record for second-quarter fundraising in the organization's history. COMMITTEE THAT HELPS ELECTION REPUBLICAN STATE LAWMAKERS SETS FUNDRAISING RECORDThe second-quarter figure is also a major increase from the $1.3 million RAGA raised in the first three months of 2021. "Republican attorneys general have been the tip of the spear in pushing back against the Biden Administration’s lawless actions," RAGA executive director Peter Bisbee said in a statement. There are 26 Republican attorneys general across the country, and RAGA aims to increase that number in the 2021 and 2022 statewide elections.
Florida man points gun at police officer before being fatally shot, bodycam video shows
Police in Florida released bodycam video of a fatal officer-involved shooting over July Fourth weekend that shows a man pointing a gun at an officer before being shot. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENTThe video shows Velazquez stopping at a gas station to ask an employee where the suspect went and to give a description. Velazquez then leaves the store and spots a man armed with a gun as he walks through the parking lot. Turbe appears to turn around and move toward the officer with a gun in one hand at his side. He then appears to raise the gun at Velazquez, who repeatedly orders him to drop the gun.
MSNBC's Joy Reid conflates opposing critical race theory to supporting QAnon: 'Radicalized parent activists'
MSNBC host Joy Reid continued her attacks this week on those opposed to the teaching of critical race theory (CRT), conflating them with QAnon conspiracy theorists and describing them as "radicalized parent activists." "Look no further than the ongoing hysteria over race conscious education, what they are shamelessly and falsely misrepresenting as critical race theory." Collins joined Reid in claiming the passion in the meetings was being driven by QAnon followers. "What we've seen recently is QAnon followers as well going to these meetings and seeing this big public spectacle … and they can say, ‘Hey we need to rile people up. The two then attempted to draw a line between QAnon followers and what they described as evangelical Christians, claiming the group was a target to infiltrate by QAnon followers, and suggesting that people associated with Bible studies become associated with QAnon and "move over from there."
Hannity: Biden called Georgia voter law 'Jim Crow' but here's the truth about his home state
Sean Hannity, host of "Hannity," slammed President Joe Biden and the left for now supporting a push for voter ID laws. SEAN HANNITY: "Really Jim Crow, Joe, what all these Democrats are failing to mention? … At this point, the laws in Delaware are far more restrictive than Georgia's new so-called ‘Jim Crow 2.0,’ racist new rules. It's far more inclusive in Georgia, far more accessible for voting in Georgia, the state of Georgia, their new law that mandates 17 days of in-person early voting. As a matter of fact, the state of Delaware is one of the most restrictive states in terms of voting accessibility.
Universal curriculum coming to NYC schools with focus on diversity
The Department of Education is rolling out a “mosaic” curriculum to standardize English and math instruction across all 1,600 city schools — as part of a $635 million overhaul, officials announced Thursday. That effort will focus on diversifying educational materials to “better reflect” the demographics of the nation’s largest school system, officials said. “It’s meant to be for the whole system,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at his daily briefing Thursday. “Which will simplify and clarify the work of our educators and better represent our kids.”The initiative will include the purchase of books and other teaching materials. “We know we can teach kids a lot better and a single New York City curriculum will allow us to do that,” de Blasio said.
Climate czar John Kerry again caught without a mask at airport
John Kerry was pictured at Boston’s Logan National Airport this week defying the mask mandate in place at the facility — the second incident of the Biden climate czar flouting COVID rules while traveling. Photographs obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show the special presidential envoy for climate approaching a security checkpoint with face fully exposed and no mask in sight. This is not the first time the former Democratic nominee for president was seen ditching mask rules. Back in March, photos emerged of Kerry maskless on a flight. A TSA agent can be seen in front of Kerry fully masked.
Trump Sues Facebook, Twitter, Faces Long Legal Odds
Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump suing social media sites Twitter and Facebook for banning him, former NYPD Police Captain Eric Adams winning the Democratic Primary for NYC Mayor and a new book claiming Donald Trump praised Hitler. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Border crisis 'about to get a lot worse' if Dems push 'massive amnesty' plan: Tom Cotton
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., warned on "America's Newsroom" Thursday that the migrant crisis at the southern border "is about to get a lot worse" if Democrats pursue including a "massive" amnesty plan in their upcoming budget reconciliation package. Sen. Tom Cotton: This crisis is about to get a lot worse, Dana. But now we're about to have a situation where the Democrats are going to pursue amnesty in their coming budget bill. The Democrats want to include a massive amnesty in that legislation that will simply act as a bigger magnet for more illegal immigration into this country. …They know that Republicans are never going to support some kind of massive amnesty, certainly with our border totally open.
Texas battle over voting access bill enters round two
State lawmakers in Texas are meeting in a special session starting on Thursday to complete unfinished business left over from the regular session. At the top of the to do list: a controversial GOP elections bill to strengthen voting access rules that Republicans say would provide greater election security and Democrats charge would suppress voter turnout of minorities. TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SHOWDOWN OVER VOTING RIGHTS COMES IN WAKE OF SUPREME COURT RULING ON ARIZONA LAWDemocratic state lawmakers scuttled the original bill in late May, at the end of the legislative session, with a walkout that grabbed national attention. While grabbing the spotlight, the elections bill is far from the only thing on the agenda for the special session, which was called by three-term GOP Gov. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut the battle over the elections bill will take center stage, as Texas tries to join more than 15 other states where Republicans control the state government and have passed laws tightening voting access rules.
CBP shares images of massive meth hauls at border as seizures of the drug increase
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been sharing images of massive quantities of methamphetamine caught by agents patrolling the southern border, as the amount of the drug being apprehended is creeping up. The massive amount of meth was found in the fuel tank of a commercial passenger bus. He was attempting to enter the U.S. in a 2014 Nissan and was carrying two plastic containers holding nearly 100 pounds of meth. There were 20,223 pounds of the drug seized in May, up from 13,663 in April and more than the 14,442 seized in May 2020. That number dropped to just 8,340 pounds seized in January, before increasing in the following months.
Joe Concha rips 'apathetic' media for 'yawning' at Obama-era White House Ethics chief calling out Hunter Biden
Fox News contributor Joe Concha ripped the media on "The Faulkner Focus" Tuesday for disregarding an Obama-era White House Ethics chief calling out Hunter Biden’s plans to sell his paintings to anonymous buyers at ‘inflated’ prices. JOE CONCHA: Maybe a reporter today, Harris, can circle back at today’s press briefing and ask the White House press secretary how the whole unwinding thing is going because obviously, it hasn’t happened yet. Look, it bears repeating that the White House ethics chief that has been criticizing Hunter Biden’s art sales served in the Obama Administration, so, this isn’t a partisan thing here, right? This was a precedent was set in October before the election when the "New York post" had the laptop of hunter Biden and had the contents of the emails showing influence peddling. You would think ABC, NBC, CBS, Washington Post, New York Times, CNN would report on this sort of stuff.
CNN commentator rips NY Times for ‘deranged’ analysis of the American flag
“It’s crazy.”“I really hate this viewpoint,” added Jennings, who previously served as a senior official in the George W. Bush administration. But it wasn’t a viewpoint that surprised the commentator, chalking it up to just another example of the media-loving to oppose former President Donald Trump. A barn displays an American flag in Andover, New York. Barrie Fanton/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images“Trump said he loved the flag, so now they say they’ve got to be against it. He was one of several people to blast the Times’ Fourth of July coverage.
Jeff Bezos openly embraces tax hikes, but Amazon lobbied against them
Even as Amazon’s founder and former CEO Jeff Bezos publicly endorsed President Joe Biden’s plan to raise the corporate tax rate, the e-commerce giant quietly lobbied Congress to preserve a key tax break that could be saving Amazon “hundreds and millions of dollars” a year. In April, Bezos issued a statement saying that Amazon would support “a rise in the corporate tax rate” to help pay for Biden’s proposed $1.7 trillion infrastructure package. Bezos’ embrace of the plan broke with many of his corporate peers, who have repeatedly and vehemently opposed such tax hikes. The R&D deduction and the R&D tax credit are meant to encourage corporate investments in research and development. Bezos’ company Amazon is listed on the R&D Coalition’s leadership committee, alongside Ford, Intel, the National Association of Manufacturers, Raytheon and other companies.
China claims Japan ‘digging its own grave’ if it joins US in defense of Taiwan
If Japan involves itself in the Taiwan question militarily, it will be Japan digging its own grave,” said an op-ed published Wednesday in the Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times. Japan itself is powerless against the Chinese military,” said the article, written by Song Zhongping, a Chinese military expert and TV commentator. China warned Japan about the nation’s potential stance on Taiwan. Song Zhongping is the author of the opinion piece claiming Japan will be “digging its own grave” it it follows the US on supporting Taiwan. In a speech marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, President Xi Jinping vowed to complete the “reunification” with Taiwan.
Eric Adams reiterates pledge to hire NYC’s first woman police commissioner
Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams on Thursday reiterated his pledge to hire the first woman as New York City police commissioner, following his primary win on Tuesday. Kim Royster is one of Adams’ potential candidates for NYC’s next police commissioner. “I’ve made it clear that my police commissioner is going to be a woman,” Adams said on Bloomberg TV. Among the potential candidates are Juanita Holmes, Chief Kim Royster, Chief Judith Harrison of Brooklyn North, and Chief Donna Jones, according to police sources. On his campaign website, Adams lists “appointing the city’s first woman police commissioner” as part of his police reform plan.
Florida lawmaker, Campos-Duffy blast MSNBC guest who said GOP Hispanic voters have 'identity crisis'
Latino Republicans are speaking out after an MSNBC contributor called Hispanic GOP gains in the 2020 election a "cultural identity crisis." Paola Ramos was responding to a Pew Research study that found former President Donald Trump gathered more Hispanic votes in the 2020 election than in 2016. Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., and "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy called Ramos’ comments "insulting" and "slanderous." Countering Ramos’ commentary on MSNBC, Campos-Duffy said the Hispanic community is well-aligned with their values and overall identity. "The American-Hispanic community is on to it, and they're responding, and the left is mad."
Uncle of infant shot in Chicago speaks out on city's massive crime spike: 'It feels like no one cares'
The uncle of an infant who was shot in the head in Chicago said Thursday that "it feels like no one cares" as President Biden and Chicago Mayor Lightfoot attempt to tackle a massive increase in murders and shootings up over 2019. During an appearance on "America’s Newsroom," Charles McKenzie, a Chicago community activist, said that although he would like to see the president and the city’s mayor take action and create policies to curb the crime spike, his community cannot wait. CHICAGO VIOLENCE: INFANT AMONG 9 PEOPLE WOUNDED IN SHOOTINGS, RAISING CONCERNS AHEAD OF JULY 4 WEEKEND"The mayor can’t do it. BIDEN MET WITH CHICAGO MAYOR LIGHTFOOT AT AIRPORT AMID SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCEYoung adults and teenagers are often driven to crime because there simply is nothing else to do, asserted McKenzie. Terriana was shot in the head and rushed to the hospital, where she is currently fighting for her life.
Lara Trump: CRT teaches us to 'judge one another on the color of their skin'
Fox News contributor Lara Trump joined "Fox & Friends" Thursday, suggesting that critical race theory is teaching children to "judge people on the color of their skin" and stating it’s "dead wrong." The daughter-in-law of former president Donald Trump made these comments after the head of the teacher’s union, Randi Weingarten, accused Republican lawmakers of "bullying" teachers on race. It is her husband who is also the president of the United States, pushing critical race theory, not just in our schools, also in our military. But for anybody to suggest somehow that critical race theory is positive, to teach our kids to judge one another on the color of their skin, first and foremost, is wrong. We're going to stand up for our kids and we're going to push back on critical race theory.'
Postal police force claims officers have been sidelined despite spike in mail theft
Amid a surge in mail theft, Postal Police Office Association President Frank Albergo said that the postal police force has been sidelined by the USPS. "Well, about a year ago, the postal service pulled postal police off the streets. Postal Service Office of Inspector General report, the Postal Inspection Service received 40,727 mail fraud complaints and 299,020 mail theft complaints from March 2020 through February 2021, an increase of more than 160%. Albergo said when the USPS restricted postal police to protecting postal service real property only, they filed a lawsuit. I mean, the Postal Inspection Service believes that not being caught in a lie is the same as telling the truth.
HHS Secretary Becerra: 'Absolutely the government's business' to know which Americans haven't been vaccinated
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Thursday it was "absolutely the government's business" to know which Americans haven't been vaccinated yet against the coronavirus. Responding to GOP criticisms of the Biden administration's planned "door-to-door" campaign to encourage unvaccinated Americans to inoculate themselves, Becerra told CNN the government has had to "spend trillions of dollars to try to keep Americans alive during this pandemic." "So it is absolutely the government's business, it is taxpayers' business, if we have to continue to spend money to try to keep people from contracting COVID and helping re-open the economy," he said. The issue has become part of a larger debate over public health measures colliding with Americans' personal freedoms. We try to give people as much freedom and choice as possible, but clearly when over 600,000 Americans have died, the best choice is to get vaccinated."
'Woke, Inc.' author on Trump's Big Tech lawsuit: Imagine the response if 'facts were reversed'
Vivek Ramaswamy, biotech entrepreneur and author of ‘Woke, Inc,' joined "Fox & Friends" to provide insight into former President Trump's lawsuit against Big Tech. He said it could be one of the defining cases of our time, as companies like Facebook and Twitter are currently protected by the government under Section 230. He warns that private companies in this capacity have the potential to threaten liberty as much as the government. Imagine the facts were reversed and you have now a Republican-controlled White House, Senate and Congress. … And private companies could threaten liberty just as much as the government.
Chicago police question 2 persons of interest in shooting that injured undercover officer, ATF agents
Kellie Bartoli, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department, declined to provide any updates to Fox News when contacted early Thursday regarding the persons of interest in custody. A second person of interest was also in custody by Wednesday evening, both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. One ATF agent was hit in a hand, while the other was hit in the side torso, Brown said. They’re risking everything to protect the people of Chicago," Brown said. ATF officers are also giving everything to protect the people of Chicago.
Obama ethics chief blasts secret Hunter Biden art scheme arranged by White House
Former President Obama’s ethics chief blasted the White House's ethics plan around the sale of Hunter Biden's artwork. "The idea's that even Hunter won't know, but the WH has outsourced government ethics to a private art dealer," Shaub continued. as long as a reasonable amount of distance is maintained from the White House," said Eisen. Additionally, White House spokesperson Andrew Bates suggested to the Post on Thursday that the deal would ensure the sales are ethical. Biden’s artwork is being sold by international art dealer Georges Berges and will have asking prices ranging from $75,000 to $500,000.
Trump lawsuit against Big Tech could ‘break new ground’ on First Amendment protections: Parler interim CEO
Parler interim CEO Mark Meckler argued on "Fox & Friends First" on Thursday that former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Big Tech companies "could break new ground." The lawsuit will be a class-action filing, with Trump as the lead plaintiff, claiming that he's been censored by the companies. Trump called social media companies "the de facto censorship arm of the U.S. Meckler said that he agrees with Trump "that the existing law says that the First Amendment protections do not apply in censorship by private companies." He then pointed to "a theory budding in academic communities," in which "large, all-encompassing social media companies, act as essentially a state actor when they censor people."
COVID-19 pandemic destroyed 22M jobs and many aren’t coming back: OECD
The OECD noted that job retention schemes rolled out during the height of the pandemic saved some 21 million jobs. Roughly 22 million jobs were lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic across the 37 member countries that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In May, the unemployment rate among OECD countries fell to 6.6 percent, but remained 1.3 percent higher than pre-pandemic levels. Carcillo noted that the US, with its rapid vaccine rollout, has mounted a stronger economic and labor market recovery than other OECD countries. The biggest threat to the economic recovery continues to be the threat of fresh COVID-19 outbreaks, the OECD added.
Lawyer behind NBA merger dunks price of NYC co-op down to $21M
Retired lawyer Donald Schupak, best known for negotiating the ABA/NBA merger in 1976, put his Upper East Side pad back on the market — for $21 million. Six years later, he’s knocked off $9 million, but is still working with the same broker, Corcoran’s Amy Katcher. The floor-through, seven-bedroom co-op at 1050 Fifth Ave. is on the building’s 18th floor. It is 7,500 square feet and comes with 1,500 square feet of wrap terraces, including almost 100 feet on Central Park. New windows capture 180-degree Central Park views, along with the George Washington Bridge and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, according to the listing.
Progressives tell Biden to ignore China abuses for climate fight
A coalition of 48 progressive groups are calling on President Biden and members of Congress to look past China’s gross human rights abuses — including genocide — to ensure “cooperation” on climate action. China, the world’s second-largest economy behind the US, also continues to use unfair trade practices and steal intellectual property. China has not let global tensions stop its mass internment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang province. China has faced a wave of international scrutiny over the past few years relating to its activities in dismantling democracy in Hong Kong. China’s share of carbon emissions surpassed the combined output of the US, all 27 European Union member states and India.
Rashida Tlaib calls to defund immigration agencies amid border crisis
Rashida Tlaib, an original member of the progressive “Squad,” is calling for defunding immigration agencies like Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and even the Department of Homeland Security, because they “terrorize” migrant communities. Tlaib, who has previously called for defunding the police and been critical of immigration policies, said other Democrats are also opposed to increasing technology at the border. “This approach is something that many, especially the new members of Congress, are coming with full force and pushing back against this idea,” Tlaib said. Mexican deportees walk across the US-Mexico border bridge while being released by US immigration authorities into Mexico. ?“This is a distraction to what is really needed, which is full comprehensive immigration reform policies in our country.
Anti-CRT group targets Virginia independents with mass texts about McAuliffe's 'conspiracy' comment
An organization that opposes critical race theory (CRT) is mass texting northern Virginia independents on Thursday in an attempt to amplify the issue before November's gubernatorial election. TERRY MCAULIFFE CALLS CRITICAL RACE THEORY CONCERNS A ‘RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY’The message then links to a webpage highlighting how candidate Republican Glenn Youngkin, unlike McAuliffe, has taken the group's anti-CRT pledge. WHAT IS CRITICAL RACE THEORY? For example, a Loudoun County invoice shows an equity consultancy explicitly charging the school system for training related to "critical race theory." Each of those features and other similarities can be found in the book "Critical Race Theory: An Introduction."
Angelina Jolie battling Brad Pitt in court over sale of French wine business
Angelina Jolie is taking Brad Pitt to court over the sale of their French chateau and wine business. Mannis argues that Jolie acquired Nouvel, LLC before her marriage to Pitt and she's the "sole member." Meanwhile, it appears selling her interest in the wine estate is something that Jolie has been in pursuit of for years. In a memo addressed to the court, Schummer says Jolie is "extremely desirous of closing the pending agreement for the sale." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAttorneys for Pitt did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.
Kim Jong Un’s major weight loss reportedly not affecting his rule
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s major weight loss has not affected his ability to rule the Hermit Kingdom, a South Korea lawmaker briefed by a spy agency says in a new report. KIM JONG UN BERATES NORTH KOREA'S TOP OFFICIALS OVER ‘GREAT CRISIS’ IN COVID RESPONSEThe 5-foot-4 leader’s face was noticeably thinner and ?the band on his luxury watch is tighter. Last month, a Pyongyang resident told state media that North Koreans were heartbroken by Kim’s "emaciated looks." North Korea also tried to hack the National Fusion Research Institute early last month, Ha said. The two organizations play major roles in South Korea’s nuclear power research.
Massachusetts school district pushes grade schoolers to read books about 'White privilege,' 'Whiteness'
A public school district in Massachusetts included books about "White privilege" and "Whiteness" in a recommended summer reading list for grade school students. Belmont Public Schools, located in a Boston suburb, includes a list titled "Race, Culture, and Activism" of suggested books for students from kindergarten through fifth grade to read over the summer. LARGEST TEACHERS UNION SAYS CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS ‘REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE’ FOR KIDSThe reading list includes the book "Not my Idea: A Book About Whiteness," in which the devil approaches the main character with a "Contract Binding you to Whiteness." The reading list also includes "Race Cars: A Children's Book About White Privilege." The amendment would make unconstitutional racial inequity over a certain threshold, as well as racist ideas by public officials."
CNN political analyst says it’s time to make vaccinations and vaccine passports mandatory
CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer called on coronavirus vaccinations and vaccine passports to be made mandatory in the U.S., citing a concern for the Delta variant of the virus, as well as an increase in cases amongst the unvaccinated. "It is time to impose vaccine mandates and passports. The Covid-19 vaccines continue to perform extraordinarily well, but the rate of infection is worsening in unvaccinated populations. CORONAVIRUS VACCINE PASSPORTS WON'T BE MANDATED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, FAUCI SAYS"Both political parties have made the mistake of framing vaccines within the tradition of individualism," he added. Zelizer claimed that these incentives were not enough: "Easy, accessible and attractive are important; nobody should face barriers toward receiving vaccines.
CNN commentator rips NY Times for 'deranged' analysis of the American flag
CNN commentator Scott Jennings tore into the New York Times' analysis of the American flag that suggested Old Glory had become a symbol of divisiveness, calling the argument "deranged." NY TIMES HIT BY CRITICS, LAWMAKERS FOR SUGGESTING US FLAG IS NOW ‘ALIENATING TO SOME’: ‘DISGUSTING’"How deranged, how crazy have we gotten over our national politics that, if you see someone flying an American flag, you run the other direction, because you assume that you all don't agree on politics?" "I really hate this viewpoint," added Jennings, who previously served as a senior official in the George W. Bush administration. "Trump said he loved the flag, so now they say they've got to be against it. Newsbusters' Tim Graham predicted that, after such candid remarks, Jennings' tenure at CNN may soon be nearing an end.
3.3M workers remain on jobless benefits as weekly claims tick up to 373K
Continuing claims fell by 145,000 from nearly 3.5 million the week before, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. Weekly new claims have fallen substantially from the 2020 peak of about 6.1 million new claims in a single week. Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri all ended the federal program on June 12, about three months before it is set to expire. In total, at least 25 states are looking to lure workers back into the labor market by withdrawing from the federal program. President Biden confirmed last month that he would let the federal unemployment benefits program expire after Labor Day.
Delta COVID-19 variant now dominant in US, CDC predicts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now predicts that the Delta COVID-19 variant is the dominant strain in the U.S., having overtaken Alpha to account for 51.7% of infections, according to the latest data. The Alpha variant, which had been the dominant strain for the last several months, is now predicted to account for about 28.7% of cases. It’s estimated to spread 40-60% more readily than the Alpha variant and appears "fitter and faster" due to several acquired mutations, one expert previously told Fox News. HOW DOES THE DELTA VARIANT DIFFER FROM ORIGINAL STRAIN? As the Delta variant continues to spread across the country, we expect to see increased transmissions in these communities, unless we can vaccinate more people now."
Today’s 10-year mortgage rates slide, others show no change | July 8, 2021
30-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.875%, unchanged2.875%, unchanged 20-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.500%, unchanged2.500%, unchanged 15-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.125%, unchanged2.125%, unchanged 10-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.000%, down from 2.125%, -0.125Rates last updated on July 8, 2021. Looking at today’s mortgage refinance ratesAfter dropping to a near five-month low of 2.500% yesterday, today’s 20-year mortgage refinance rates jumped back up to 2.750%. If you’re considering refinancing an existing home, check out what refinance rates look like:30-year fixed refinance rates: 2.990%, unchanged2.990%, unchanged 20-year fixed refinance rates: 2.750%, up from 2.500%, +0.2502.750%, up from 2.500%, +0.250 15-year fixed refinance rates: 2.250%, unchanged2.250%, unchanged 10-year fixed refinance rates: 2.250%, unchangedRates last updated on July 8, 2021. How mortgage rates have changedToday, mortgage rates are a mixed bag compared to this time last week. 30-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.875%, unchanged from last week2.875%, unchanged from last week 20-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.500%, down from 2.750% last week, -0.2502.500%, down from 2.750% last week, -0.250 15-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.125%, unchanged from last week2.125%, unchanged from last week 10-year fixed mortgage rates: 2.000%, down from 2.125% last week, -0.125Rates last updated on July 8, 2021.
With Taliban surging in Afghanistan as US withdraws, Biden to pitch 'diplomatic solution'
On Wednesday, Afghan officials said Taliban fighters had entered Qala-e-Naw, the capital of the Badghis province in the northwest of the country. "They’re spinning Afghanistan and trying to tell us that what we can all see happening isn’t happening," Roggio said. US FORCES PULL OUT OF BAGRAM AIR BASE IN AFGHANISTANThe administration insists it is not abandoning Afghanistan or its people. Kirby told Fox News that even after the U.S. pulls out, there will be continued assistance provided to Afghan forces. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMeanwhile, as the U.S. withdraws, Iran has emerged to host peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government.
NY Times hit by critics, lawmakers for suggesting US flag is now 'alienating to some': 'Disgusting'
The New York Times was ripped on Saturday for publishing a piece that suggested the American flag has become a symbol of divisiveness. "Reading the New York Times regularly is far more divisive than our American flag will ever be," ForAmerica responded. If the American flag offends you, move elsewhere," agreed Erick Erickson. Her argument was that Trump and many of his supporters have politicized the American flag. The flag isn't the only symbol of freedom that's been questioned by the media as of late.
Veteran’s view: War in Afghanistan did little good at too-high price
Fifteen years ago, I wrote a column in these pages supporting our war efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. When I returned from Iraq in 2005, having served as an infantryman in the New York Army National Guard, I truly believed progress was possible there. Now, as the Biden administration withdraws the last of our forces in Afghanistan, I must admit I was wrong. She was born just a few months before 9/11, a baby girl very much on my mind as I put on my uniform in a Manhattan National Guard Armory that fateful morning. Have the ambitions of what used to be called Global War on Terror improved Afghanistan and Iraq?
Eric Adams keeps ‘promise,’ gets ear pierced after winning NYC mayoral primary
A day after winning the Democratic mayoral primary, Eric Adams made good on a campaign promise — by getting an ear pierced. “They said we’ll trust you if you promise to pierce your ear when you win the primary. Promise made, promise kept!” he added. In comments after the jab, he says: “Already lived up to my first promise to that young man. A group of voters told Eric Adams they would trust him if he promised to pierce his ear when he wins the primary.
Kim Jong Un’s major weight loss reportedly not affecting his rule
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s major weight loss has not affected his ability to rule the Hermit Kingdom, a South Korea lawmaker briefed by a spy agency says in a new report. Kim Jong Un’s weight loss has not affected his ability to rule, a South Korea lawmaker said in a new report. REUTERSImages released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency show Kim Jong Un, previously speculated to weigh over 300 pounds, to be noticeably slimmer. North Korea also tried to hack the National Fusion Research Institute early last month, Ha said. The two organizations play major roles in South Korea’s nuclear power research.
Rubio hauls in $4M for 2022 Senate reelection in the past three months
EXCLUSIVE: Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida brought in $4 million during the April-June second quarter of fundraising, his campaign reports. Rubio’s second quarter fundraising is more than any GOP Senate incumbent raised during the second quarter of 2019, the similar time period during the previous election cycle, his campaign pointed out. And it’s roughly $1 million more than then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised in the second quarter of 2019, during the Republican senator from Kentucky’s successful 2020 reelection campaign. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut the Sunshine State’s 2018 Senate race, when then-Republican Gov. That race was the most expensive in history, until last year when spending in the Senate race in North Carolina topped $280 million, smashing the Florida record.
Former Maryland pediatrician indicted on 98 sex abuse charges found incompetent to stand trial
A Maryland judge on Wednesday ruled a former pediatrician indicted for 98 alleged sex crimes incompetent to stand trial, according to reports. He also faces 61 charges of sex abuse in a separate case that goes back to the 1980s, according to the Frederick News-Post. Therefore, this Court cannot conclude, today, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Defendant is presently competent to stand trial." We still feel strongly that [Torres] is competent and fully understands the abuse that he inflicted." Torres was a Frederick pediatrician for 40 years, according to WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.
Iowa man arrested on gun charges proposes to woman shortly after bonding out of jail
An Iowa man accused of bringing guns and ammunition to a Chicago hotel room over the Fourth of July weekend proposed to a woman shortly after bonding out of jail Wednesday, according to reports. Casteel, 32, of Ankeny, Iowa, was arrested and ordered held on $10,000 bail Tuesday. "I understand through the state’s proffer and your attorney that you have permission to possess the firearms in the state of Iowa. Castell can live in Iowa as he awaits trial, but he must appear at all of his court dates, FOX 32 reported. On Tuesday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown didn't say if investigators had determined why Casteel had guns in the hotel room.
Massachusetts woman accused of stealing truck arrested ordering at McDonald's drive-thru
Gardell allegedly reversed the truck and at one point slammed into a patrol car, according to the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester. The owner of Raymond James Restoration, Raymond James Simoncini, told MassLive the truck was stolen while they were working Tuesday morning. Gardell allegedly told officers the truck was hers then rammed another cruiser and a restaurant patron’s car driving onto the grass and getting stuck, MassLive reported. "She said, ‘officer, this is my truck,’" Simoncini told WFXT. "They said, ‘ma’am, the owner is right here, and it says Raymond James Restoration on the side!’"Simoncini said the truck is totaled and tools that had been inside are missing.
AP reporter tangles with State Department spokesman over Afghanistan
State Department spokesman Ned Price was briefly left tongue-tied Tuesday after another verbal sparring match with Associated Press correspondent Matt Lee. Earlier in the briefing, Price said that when Biden took office, “there was already an existing agreement between the United States government and the Taliban. Associated Press correspondent Matt Lee spars with Ned Price on July 6, 2021 over Biden’s Afghanistan policy. Twitter“This administration inherited plenty from the previous administration that it absolutely reversed,” the reporter added. “This administration has different policies across a number of fronts.
California to pay victims of forced, coerced sterilizations
While California sterilized more than 20,000 people before its law was repealed in 1979, only a few hundred are still alive. The state has set aside $7.5 million for the reparations program, part of its $262.6 billion operating budget that is awaiting Gov. “This isn’t something that just happened in the past.”California’s forced sterilization program started in 1909, following similar laws in Indiana and Washington. Stacy Cordova, whose aunt was a victim of California’s forced sterilization program, stands in Azusa, California, for a photo. A state law passed in 2014 bans sterilizations for the purpose of birth control at state prisons and local jails.
Chicago concealed carry holder shoots gunman who killed 1, injured 2 others, police say
A concealed carry holder shot a gunman who police say opened fire at Fourth of July partygoers in the Chicago area over the weekend, killing a woman and injuring two others. The suspect, Calvin Gonnigan, 34, is in police custody. Police say he shot at a group in Austin around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, striking 45-year-old Janina Ford in the head. Two men, ages 32 and 50, also suffered gunshot wounds, police said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. She was trying to render aid to one of the victims who was shot 10 times and listed in critical condition.
Haiti assassination has country on edge, assassins 'well trained' commandos
HAITIAN PRESIDENT JOVENEL MOISE ASSASSINATED AT HOME, OFFICIAL SAYSBut togetherness never arrived, and his administration was plagued by massive protests from the start. Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said highly trained gunmen, some speaking Spanish or English, killed the president at his home. Pierre Espérance, executive director of the Haitian National Human Rights Defense Network, said gangs control about 60% of the country’s territory. That leaves the acting prime minister, Joseph, in charge along with his fellow government ministers, according to Haitian attorney Salim Succar, once chief of staff to former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. Moïse was killed a day after he nominated Ariel Henry, a neurosurgeon, as Haiti’s new prime minister.
Army veteran, potential GOP Senate candidate, accuses Twitter of flagging July 4 post of his salute in uniform
An Army veteran who appears to be eyeing a Senate run in Nevada is taking aim at Twitter for flagging his Fourth of July tweet for "potentially sensitive content." (For those not logged into Twitter, the warning read, "The following media includes potentially sensitive content.") TRUMP TO SUE FACEBOOK, TWITTER, GOOGLE OVER ALLEGED CENSORSHIP, SAYS THEY'VE ‘CEASED TO BE PRIVATE’"Hey @Twitter, I didn’t realize my face was ‘sensitive content,' Brown tweeted Wednesday night. "Ironic considering I only have 3 tweets & just filed to run for U.S. Senate only hours ago." He continued, "Everyday I wear the scars of my service and I am still proud to call myself an American.
Sen. Kennedy calls for retaliatory cyberattack on Russia: ‘Make it even’
President Biden should order a “serious cyberattack” on Russia in response to hackers targeting hundreds of US companies, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) “President Biden told Putin to stop the cyberattacks,” Kennedy told Fox News’ “Hannity”. He needs to hit Putin with a serious cyberattack. The meat processing plant JBS Foods was among several entities that were targeted by a cyberattack on July 3, 2021. APThe weekend cyberattack followed intrusions targeting Colonial Pipeline, which stymied the gasoline supply in the southeast U.S. for days, and international meat processing company JBS Foods, which forced the temporary closure of slaughterhouses in Australia, Canada and the United States.
This Day in History: July 8
(To this day, there are those who believe what fell to Earth was an alien spaceship carrying extraterrestrial beings.) (However, the Soviets also were engaged in buying subsidized American grain in secret, resulting in what critics dubbed "The Great Grain Robbery.") (However, the Soviets also were engaged in buying subsidized American grain in secret, resulting in what critics dubbed "The Great Grain Robbery.") 1975: President Gerald R. Ford announces he would seek a second term in office. President Gerald R. Ford announces he would seek a second term in office.
Churches burned to the ground in Canada in 'anti-church hate crime wave'
At least 20 churches in Canada have been burned or vandalized, and Rebel News founder Ezra Levant questioned Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's response to the mounting crime spree Wednesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "This is so explicitly an anti-church hate crime wave and yet Justin Trudeau, who is normally the first and the wokest, waited a week before saying anything and he literally said 'that's not the way to go,'" Levant stated. In the last couple of weeks, a series of arsons have arisen as churches and statues are being destroyed throughout the country. In a tweet on July 3, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association executive director Harsha Walia tweeted, "burn it all down," referencing the churches. Levant further pointed out that the "churches often have aboriginal indigenous congregants and they're saying don't burn our churches down.
Politico claims critical race theory curriculum isn't being taught in schools
On Wednesday, Politico published an article titled "Could a School-Board Fight Over Critical Race Theory Help Turn Virginia Red?" Critical race theory opponent Chris Rufo has documented school districts across the country that were implementing critical race theory curriculum. "[Republicans] are going to take everything that people are afraid of, throw it under ‘critical race theory’ and run with it," Savaglio said "And nobody really knows what critical race theory is. Nevertheless, she also maintained that most opponents of critical race theory do not know what it is. "But now, critical race theory, something that few people can clearly define, is dividing parents here," she wrote.
Greenwald: NSA had 'legal obligation' to conceal Tucker Carlson's identity from intercepted communications
Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald reacted to claims by Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the National Security Administration (NSA) wrongfully identified him through communications intended to set up an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." On Wednesday, Carlson alluded to an Axios report that laid out such allegations about the NSA. The host noted that he is not the first U.S. journalist to seek an interview with the leader of Russia. Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air. an emergency), NSA may not target a US citizen without a court order that explicitly authorizes the targeting."
Petition backs ban on ‘illegal immigrants, aliens, refugees’
A petition in a northwestern North Dakota county backs the idea of a ban on illegal immigrants and the notion of declaring the county a Second Amendment “gun sanctuary.”Language on the resolution led by county resident Nicole Engberg offers support “to ban sanctuary cities, illegal immigrants, aliens, refugees in Ward County, North Dakota, and add Ward County, North Dakota, as a Second Amendment gun sanctuary county.”Egeberg said the immigration issue on the southern border is relevant to Ward County. Undocumented immigrants stress the local law enforcement system, schools and tax dollars, she said at Tuesday county’s commission meeting. We have drug trafficking, human trafficking, sex trafficking, amongst many other things,” Engberg said. If they want to come here legally, appropriately vetted, they are more than welcome here in the county.”A law enforcement officer speaking on issues stemming from illegal immigration, with residents claiming undocumented immigrants are putting pressure on the local law enforcement system, tax dollars, and schools. The commission did not object to banning illegal immigration and supporting gun rights, which they pointed out are current law.
Senate looks to vote on infrastructure as soon as July 19
The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill could come to the Senate floor as soon as July 19, sources confirmed to The Post on Wednesday. The potential vote comes as Democrats look to pass a second sweeping infrastructure bill progressives have advocated for despite Republican pushback. A group of bipartisan senators hashed out a $1.2 trillion plan to address hard infrastructure, which would be spent over the course of eight years. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on infrastructure spending at McHenry County College on July 7, 2021. President Biden previously indicated support of the bipartisan plan, later backtracking over whether he would sign the bill into law without a larger companion bill.
Fauci's 'get over this political statement' comment on vaccines gets panned
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., drew ire on social media Wednesday when critics said he seemed to write off vaccine hesitancy as a purely political statement. Fauci gave an interview to MSNBC and talked about how important it is for Americans to get vaccinated. He said vaccines help protect the person receiving the jab, as well as family members and the community. He expressed frustration with those who continue to refuse the shots that he called highly effective and safe. This is not Fauci's first foray into the country's political discourse.
Sen. Kennedy pushes key to US global leadership: ‘America needs to vaccinate the world’
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., suggested Wednesday on "Hannity" that President Biden’s ability to assert dominance over global powers has been more than questionable but the key to making friends would be to send COVID-19 vaccinations around the world. We need, America needs, to vaccinate the world. I can tell you with respect to China, it's also true with Iran and Russia, weakness invites the wolves. If he wants to get President Xi’s attention in China, President Biden should do two things immediately. And we need to speak loudly and clearly and tell the European Union we expect their help.
Rep. Nancy Mace: the left wants 'total control over American lives'
Rep. Nancy Mace joined "The Evening Edit" Thursday to discuss COVID-19 restrictions, saying the left wants "total control over American lives." REP. NANCY MACE: I would say the that left wants total control over American lives. If we learned nothing else over the last year, year-and-a-half, we learned how detrimental lockdowns are in this country. Suicide rates were up in a very statistically significant way and our kids lost a year of school. …It’s very confusing, whether we’re talking about the infrastructure package, spending and taxes, or who wants to defund the police, we get all sorts of confusing messages from Jen Psaki and the Biden Administration.
Ingraham exposes the left's vaccine pressure campaign on children
Ingraham questioned why the vaccine is being forced on kids citing that most adults already have taken it or have natural immunity through COVID exposure. Former Biden White House senior sdvisor for COVID response joined CNN to endorse vaccinating children, which Ingraham took issue with. "None of those facts are going to stop [the media] from promoting the government's vaccine pressure campaign, especially the one that will target our children." "These stories, including the risk of heart damage, rarely if ever get mentioned in that White House briefing room. So whoever is making the decisions in the White House decided I guess it is time to intensify the pressure campaign."
Hannity slams Big Tech for censorship: if they can do it to the president, they can do it to you
"With a team of high-powered attorneys, President Trump is now taking aim at what we have discussed at length on this program, that's Section 230 protections," Fox News host said on Wednesday’s "Hannity." READ IT: TRUMP LAWSUITS AGAINST TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE OVER ALLEGED BIG TECH CENSORSHIP"Supposedly they don't involve themselves in editorial, but in reality, they do," he said. "But this Section 230 is a legal liability shield and it protects these platforms. Hannity argued that Big Tech should be held to the same standards as broadcast news, editorial networks when considering the deployment of "so-called fact-checkers." "As President Trump just stated, well, if the tech giants can censor of the president, then there's nothing stopping them from doing it to you.
US must act before Haiti devolves into a disaster
The assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has amplified the political knife’s edge on which Haiti has long perched. The United States and others in the international community will have to act quickly to keep the situation from spinning further out of control. Previous crises have surged migration to neighboring countries including the United States. Finally, the United States, France, the Organization of American States, the United Nations, and others have an interest in supporting and strengthening democracy and democratic institutions in Haiti. Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Americas ­Society/Council of the Americas.
Have a seat: Patio furniture shortage tells US economic tale
People used to go to Valley View Farms to buy five tomato plants and end up with $5,000 in patio furniture. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”The Biden economy faces the unusual challenge of possibly being too strong for its own good. As America hurtles out of the July 4th weekend into the heart of summer, the outdoor furniture industry provides a snapshot of the dilemmas confronting the economy. “The Biden inflation agenda of too much money chasing too few goods is causing major harm to hard-working families,” House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana said at a June hearing. Erik Mueller, CEO of the Cincinnati-based outdoor furniture and home recreation chain Watson’s, said he wants to protect his store’s reputation as providing value.
Tucker Carlson claims he was ‘unmasked’ by NSA for seeking Putin interview
Fox News prime-time host Tucker Carlson claimed Wednesday that his identity was “unmasked” and illegally leaked to the media in retaliation for his attempts to score a sitdown with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Carlson had said at the end of June that the NSA was looking at his emails while he tried to get Vladimir Putin on TV. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images“I wasn’t embarrassed about trying to interview Putin,” Carlson went on. The NSA has said Tucker Carlson was not an “intelligence target.” Patrick Semansky, File/APLeaking “unmasked” names to the media or otherwise making them public is illegal, and this is what Carlson alleged happened. see also Tucker Carlson claims NSA is spying on him Carlson made the accusation on his show Monday night, saying...“By law, I should have been identified internally merely as a US journalist, or American journalist.
Why aren’t America’s classrooms fitted with cameras? Matt Walsh weighs in
"The Matt Walsh Show" host Matt Walsh joined "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday and agreed that having an inside look, and even video surveillance into classrooms, would be positive for the future of America. "It makes total sense that, obviously, we should want to know what our kids are being taught," he said. "Teachers as government employees, in their capacity as government employees working with kids, they shouldn’t get privacy or free speech," he said. Walsh reiterated that regardless of what goes on behind closed classroom doors, it is the business of the public. "And if you can think of something that could happen like that, it shouldn’t be happening in the classroom to begin with."
‘Too soon’: NYC firefighters boycott ticker-tape parade for frontline workers
New York City’s firefighters and correction officers were noticeably absent from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ticker-tape parade for the "Hometown Heroes" of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday — due to a boycott called by their union because a smoke-eater is critically ill with COVID-19. In an "official communication" circulated ahead of the event, leaders of the Uniformed Firefighters Association called on the Bravest to "stand in solidarity…and withhold any participation in tomorrow’s parade." "We are taking this stance because the time to celebrate has not yet arrived," UFA President Andrew Ansbro and Recording Secretary wrote Tuesday. NYC TO HOLD MASSIVE TICKER-TAPE PARADE FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES"Our members are still risking their lives daily by exposing themselves to covid related illnesses. "Last year, Mayor de Blasio called for federal funding for hazard pay bonuses," Ansbro said.
Dana Loesch slams Democrats' 'ludicrous' excuse for crime surge as Gov. Cuomo cracks down on guns
Radio host Dana Loesch unleashed on "Fox News Primetime" Wednesday in response to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order declaring a "first-in-the-nation" disaster emergency on gun violence. "Andrew Cuomo, even Bill de Blasio all say the same thing, ‘the epidemic is gun violence,’" Loesch began. The New York Democrat called gun violence a "public health emergency" and, with that, announced that he would be creating an Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the Department of Health. "When you look at the gun laws in New York and the gun laws in Illinois, these are states that have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation," Loesch responded.
Teachers union president Randi Weingarten claims Republicans 'bullying' teachers on race, 'honest history'
"There are legislators, mostly from the Republican party, who are currently bullying teachers and trying to stop us from teaching kids honest history," Weingarten told the audience. Currently, 26 states have introduced legislation or have taken other actions to restrict the teaching of Critical Race Theory according to Education Week. This has set the stage for a massive pushback from the AFT and the nation's largest teachers union the National Education Association. CRITICAL RACE THEORY OPPONENT RIPS MSNBC'S JOY REIDThe NEA recently passed a resolution that in part would "fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric." The campaign from the teacher's unions to convince the public that Critical Race Theory is a valuable teaching framework has ramped up in recent weeks.
Florida grand jury to explore ways to prevent another building collapse
A Miami-Dade County grand jury will look into ways to prevent a disaster similar to the collapse of a condo building last month that killed dozens of people and prompted concerns over the structural integrity of high-rise buildings in the region. "As a community, we remain shaken and horrified by the immense loss of life and the sheer destruction caused by the collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium building," Fernandez Rundle said. "The members of the Grand Jury enthusiastically agreed to accept this challenge and voted in favor of conducting such an investigation." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe panel would look into how to prevent a similar occurrence in all buildings and structures "in the coastal, intercoastal and surrounding areas of our county, state and nation," she said. Fernandez Rundle said grand jury reports have often led to much-needed reforms.
Biden sidesteps Chicago shootings for ‘boring’ speech in swing suburb
President Biden largely ignored the 100-plus people shot in Chicago this past weekend during a Tuesday speech outside the Windy City that he admitted was “boring” — before stumbling on the stairs while leaving the stage. Biden also carried the district last year by just two percentage points and Underwood’s seat is among the GOP’s prime targets in upcoming the 2020 midterm elections. President Joe Biden said that any infrastructure improvements needed to be paired with spending on education, child care and health care. “I don’t think so.”President Joe Biden greets Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, as he arrives at O’Hare International Airport on July 7, 2021. The record amount of gun violence killed at least 17 victims, and two cops were among the wounded.
Left to warn Biden being tough on Chinese human rights could harm global warming efforts
Tensions between the U.S. and China reached heightened levels under Donald Trump, but the Biden administration has done little to mollify relations. "Nothing less than the future of our planet depends on ending the new Cold War between the United States and China," the letter continues. "To combat the climate crisis and build a global economy that works for everyday working people — in the U.S. and China alike — we must shift from competition to cooperation." Moderate Democratic members of Congress have pushed the administration to be tough on China and reject human rights abuses while addressing climate change at home. But the party’s more leftist members argue addressing climate change in the U.S. is not enough.
MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace hits Dems from the left on being 'so complacent' of GOP's election reform efforts
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace is hitting Democratic lawmakers from the left for being "complacent" on Republican election reform efforts that have been taking place in various states across the country. Wallace, a former White House official for President George W. Bush and a campaign aide for the late Sen. John McCain, expressed grief towards "Washington Democrats" on Wednesday's installment of "Deadline: White House." "I don’t think Democrats are taking this as seriously as Republicans. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPShe continued, "I don’t hear Chuck Schumer talk about it on a daily basis. Robinson insisted there was still "activity" among Democrats but conceded that he wished there was more because democracy is "under threat."
Stefanik: 'What is John Kerry actually doing' as Biden 'climate czar'?
"My question is what is John Kerry doing? She noted that Biden tapped Kerry to be his climate envoy for national security during the presidential transition which didn't need confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Host Brian Kilmeade noted Kerry has expressed interest in constructing a climate change conference by the end of the year, while few details about the conference have yet to be released. During his tenure in the Biden administration, Kerry has warned of dire civilizational consequences if climate change is not dealt with constructively. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWhile lecturing Americans on the threat climate change poses, Kerry flew on private jet in February to receive an environmental award.
Lefty DSA-backed candidates lose most City Council races
City Council candidates backed by the Democratic Socialists of America lost in four of six races as the makeup of the city’s lawmaking chamber was further reshaped by the ouster of several incumbents, nearly complete primary election results show. Both of the freshman state lawmakers defeated candidates with close ties to the Brooklyn Democratic political establishment to win their posts. Shahana Hanif won her City Council race against a Democratic Socialists of America-endorsed candidate. Tiffany Caban, a Democratic Socialists of America-backed candidate who won her City Council race in Astoria, Queens. The City Council, which is slated to be majority-women, will be full of newcomers in 2022, since 35 of the body’s members are term-limited at the end of 2021.
Jacob Javits Center to close as COVID-19 mass vaccination site in New York
Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Center mass vaccination site will close for good this Friday, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the state is turning its focus to boosting inoculations in communities with lower rates. Javits Center had opened as a COVID-19 vaccination site in January. Javits — once heralded as a contender for the largest vaccination site in the country — served as a 24-hour vaccination site and had the capacity to administer 10,000 shots in one day. State officials also famously denied the admission of virus-infected nursing home patients from Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill Health Center, after facility officials desperately reached out to the state for assistance in controlling the virus.
Capitol fencing to come down starting Friday
House Sergeant at Arms William Walker announced on Wednesday that the remainder of the fencing around the Capitol will be removed starting as soon as Friday. The fencing — which was put up shortly after the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, when attendees of a nearby pro-Trump rally attempted to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election results — will take three days to come down. He noted that the Architect of the Capitol has the ability to reinstall temporary fencing in the event of heightened threats in the future. The remaining fencing that has surrounded the US Capitol following the January 6 riot will come down sometime this week. The Capitol Police previously requested the fencing remain up until September in the wake of the riot as the security shortcomings continue to be investigated.
Billionaires attempt to tackle social justice issues at Sun Valley
Amex CEO Kenneth Chenault urged Sun Valley attendees to embrace social issues WireImageThat put him at odds with Lutke, who on Wednesday expressed views similar to those he issued to Shopify employees in May, telling them via a memo to stay focused on the company’s mission instead of social issues. We cannot solve every societal problem here,” Lutke wrote, according to Business Insider, reminding them that the company is “not a family.”While attendees appeared sympathetic to calls for embracing social justice issues in the workplace, some showed “concern about distraction, productivity losses, and cultural upheaval inside teams” if companies take strong stances on social issues, one source said. Getty ImagesThe ongoing crime surge in cities may have dulled attendees’ receptiveness to calls for criminal justice reform, a second attendee said. “A lot of people are coming in from New York and San Francisco where there’s been an increase in crime,” the attendee added. Another power pair spotted taking an after lunch stroll was NBCUniversal Jeff Shell and film producer powerhouse Brian Grazer.
Martha Stewart just dumped more chunks of stock in her old company
Martha Stewart is selling stock again — and this time she’s practically thumbing her nose at anybody who has a question about it. Some experts said the stock sales didn’t look good — especially given the five-month prison stint she did in 2004 and 2005 for lying about her sales of ImClone shares. Then on Friday, one day after The Post reported on the situation, Stewart sold another 10,000 shares — this time at more than $22 a piece. A spokeswoman for Stewart, who still holds 181,360 Sequential shares, according to the filing, didn’t respond to requests for comment on Wednesday. Martha Stewart sold another 10,000 shares of Sequential on Friday — this time at more than $22 a piece.
Acting Haitian President Claude Joseph calls for unity after Jovenel Moïse’s assassination
Acting Haitian President Claude Joseph called for national unity and the preservation of democracy on Wednesday, hours after he assumed power following the brazen assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. President Jovenel Moïse was shot and killed by assassins who posed as US DEA agents. “He was actually designated but never took office,” Joseph told the outlet of Henry. This is what the law and the constitution says.”Journalists gather near a mural featuring slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. “I am the prime minister in office.”
Judge jails editor over reporter's use of recorder in court
A North Carolina Superior Court judge put a small-town newspaper editor behind bars last month after one of his reporters used an audio recorder for note-taking purposes at a murder trial — a punishment the paper and media rights groups consider excessive. Judge Stephan Futrell sentenced Gavin Stone, the news editor of the Richmond County Daily Journal, to five days in jail before having the editor hauled off to jail. When Futrell learned Sasser had the recorder, he directed the reporter to remove it from his courtroom. A bailiff called him to return to court to speak with the judge and Stone accompanied him back. Jones said an appeals court should find that Stone was wrongfully held in direct criminal contempt since he wasn't the one disrupting court proceedings.
Black Lives Matter Utah chapter calls American flag 'symbol of hatred'
In a fiery Fourth of July Facebook post, Utah’s Black Lives Matter Chapter declared the American flag "a symbol of hatred." "When we Black Americans see this flag we know the person flying it is not safe to be around," the post reads. When we see this flag we know that the person flying it lives in a different America than we do. "If they have never shown outrage when hate groups use their symbol for hatred, then they need to not come to us – they need to go directly to those groups. "If you see that every person that hates you is carrying an American flag how would you feel about that flag?"
Chicago activist calls out Lightfoot, Superintendent Brown for 'failing' to keep city safe
Chicago’s surge in violent crime is not getting any better under Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Superintendent David Brown, Violent Interrupters executive director Tio Hardiman said on "The Story." "I would not be so hard on Lori Lightfoot or Superintendent Brown if they would stop saying they have a plan," Hardiman said. And right now in Chicago, we need a lot of help out here because Chicago is like a war zone." "We want Lori Lightfoot to do a good job, we want the superintendent to do a good job but right now they’re failing," he added. CHICAGO VIOLENCE: INFANT AMONG 9 PEOPLE WOUNDED IN SHOOTINGS"I think the police and the mayor and a lot of elected officials are looking in the wrong direction," he said.
Eric Adams has the ingredients of a great NYC mayor: Here’s his best game plan
Here’s a game plan for making it happen, from a City Council veteran. New York City post-COVID-19 will have half a million fewer jobs than it did before the pandemic. But more is needed to realize Adams’ vision of restoring New York as a global capital. He must streamline the city agencies and lead the City Council to ensure that his vision is accomplished. Andrew Stein is a former president of the City Council.
Letters to the Editor — July 8, 2021
Cuomo’s declaration of a “disaster emergency” due to a rise in gun violence in New York. Their no-bail law and other criminal-justice “reforms” have turned New York state into a mortiferous environment. The new “epidemic of gun violence” arose out of the criminal-friendly politics of the progressives. David RabinowitzBrooklynThe governor has decided to declare a state of emergency due to the gun violence in the city. It’s been this way in New York City for more than a year already.
Jumaane Williams’ upstate trips spur talk of challenge to scandal-scarred Gov. Cuomo
“He’s running for public advocate in Syracuse?” quipped Hunter College public policy professor Joe Viteritti. But I couldn’t help but wonder …what’s the NYC Public Advocate doing so far North?? The city officials said the upstate trip was planned before he opined that Cuomo, should he run for a fourth-term, deserves a primary challenge. The public advocate said he also made a trip to New Jersey to discuss public safety with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. He praised the initiative as “welcome” but “overdue.”Williams has been the New York City Public Advocate since 2019.
Behind Ben Rhodes’ rage and other commentary
Trump vet: Behind Ben Rhodes’ RageFor evidence of “the left’s propensity to vilify” the right, you “could hardly do better” than Obama aide Ben Rhodes’ new book, “After the Fall,” snarks Trump official Peter Berkowitz at The Washington Free Beacon. The work proves Rhodes is “an imperious partisan ideologue” uninterested in the views of “a substantial portion of his fellow citizens,” as he preposterously rejects “the possibility that progressive overreach” contributed to President Donald Trump’s election and blames “racism” for opposition to President Barack Obama’s policies. Rhodes seems to count on readers who “know nothing.” And his rage only corroborates the view that progressive elites “foment acrimony” and “sow disorder.”From the left: Blame the Culture War on LiberalsLiberals, not conservatives, are responsible for the culture wars, argues Kevin Drum at Jabberwocking. Of course, “it remains to be seen whether Adams” has the Rudy Giuliani-level courage “to exchange short-term unpopularity for long-term improvement in the city’s streets.” Yet Adams’ victory signals that rank-and-file Dems are reckoning with the grim results of anti-police ideological hysteria. “The Democratic Party’s conventional wisdom on ‘defunding the police’ has switched so intensely, so quickly, that Biden advisers are implausibly claiming Republicans are the ones trying to ‘defund the police’ because they voted against a past Democratic spending bill.”— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board
De Blasio congratulates Adams’ primary win, still won’t say if he voted for him
Mayor Bill de Blasio warmly congratulated Eric Adams on his victory in the Democratic primary to replace him Wednesday, just hours after the Brooklyn borough president’s competition conceded the race. “Winning the Democratic primary takes building a coalition of working families across our city and that’s exactly what you did. In February, he convened top city labor leaders and urged them to get behind Adams’ candidacy, Politico New York first reported. All of the labor leaders who attended the Gracie Mansion confab eventually endorsed the Brooklyn mainstay. Mayor de Blasio didn’t reveal how he voted in the mayoral primary.
‘Too soon’: NYC firefighters boycott ticker-tape parade for frontline workers
New York City’s firefighters were noticeably absent from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ticker-tape parade for the “Hometown Heroes” of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday — due to a boycott called by their union because a smoke-eater is critically ill with COVID-19. “Our members are still risking their lives daily by exposing themselves to covid related illnesses. “Last year, Mayor de Blasio called for federal funding for hazard pay bonuses,” Ansbro said. The city’s EMTs also boycotted Wednesday’s parade over their entry-level salary of just $16.95 an hour, less than $2 more than the legal minimum of $15 an hour. City Hall didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
Cuomo’s gun-violence emergency slush fund is all about saving… Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo would be wary of declaring emergencies — can you say nursing homes, boys and girls? As is usually the case with Cuomo, there is more to his histrionics than is obvious. These, ahem, root causes of gun violence in New York go unmentioned in Cuomo’s florid declaration of emergency: just paragraph after paragraph hanging it all on insufficient social spending. Among those present were Assemblywomen Karen McMahon and Monica Wallace, each from Erie County, each a partisan of hometown infrastructure spending — and each a member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Those are the emergencies that matter most because what matters most to Andrew Cuomo is, and always will be, Andrew Cuomo.
Surfside building collapse: Multiple lawsuits seek to get answers, assign blame
Authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the collapse of the oceanfront condominium building, which left at least 28 confirmed dead and more than 117 unaccounted for. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle pledged to bring the matter soon before grand jurors, who could recommend criminal charges or simply investigate the cause to suggest reforms. And at least five lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents who survived or are feared dead. A Surfside town building inspector had also been part of the discussions, and Goodman’s firm has given notice of plans to add the town as a defendant. One prior case with possible legal parallels involves the 2013 collapse in Philadelphia of an unbraced wall of a building that was being demolished.
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NY Rep. Tenney's push for Supreme Court to overturn state gun law has support from 168 House Republicans
Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., is pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a state law limiting who can carry concealed handguns outside their homes, and she has support from 168 House Republicans. CUOMO'S EMERGENCY DECLARATION WON'T STOP VIOLENT CRIME: FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE"We've taken the toolbox away from the police," the congresswoman said. She added that New York state leaders like Cuomo need to crack down further on people who commit "illegal gun crimes." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNash's request cited recent robberies in his neighborhood and his recent completion of an advanced firearm course as the "proper cause" for his license request. Koch requested a license to conceal-carry for self-defense and cited his experience in safely handling firearms and a number of safety training courses as his proper cause, which McNally denied.
Three undercover cops wounded in Chicago shooting, police say
Three undercover law enforcement officers were wounded in a shooting in Chicago early Wednesday — hours before President Biden and Mayor Lori Lightfoot met to discuss rampant gun violence in the Windy City, police said. Two ATF agents and one Chicago Police officer were shot as they worked undercover on July 7, 2021. Hours after the shooting, Biden had a meeting with Lightfoot in suburban Crystal Lake, Illinois — where the Chicago mayor reportedly asked for more federal aid to combat gun violence in the city. During their conversation, Biden expressed his “personal support” for the wounded officers and “reiterated his commitment to working with the mayor and leaders in Chicago in the fight against gun violence,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. The incident of gun violence came after a bloody Fourth of July weekend in the Windy City that saw 100 people shot — including two cops who were wounded while trying to break up a crowd.
It’s time for more oversight, Mayor de Blasio to relinquish emergency executive powers
City Comptroller Scott Stringer has now had to sue to rescind emergency powers that Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to yield, though the COVID crisis is plainly over. Stringer just wants to do his job of overseeing City Hall spending, as the law orders. and good government, and I’ll be damned if we’re going to walk out on Dec. 31 with $7 billion truly unaccounted for,” Stringer said. On March 16, 2020, de Blasio put a pause on regular procurement rules to expedite emergency purposes. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers need to end; he should admit the same’s true for him.
Gov. Cuomo extends street, sidewalk dining in New York for another year
Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday rubber stamped a measure that temporarily extends a COVID-lockdown policy that permitted restaurants to set up shop on city sidewalks and streets — a pandemic practice that the Democrat said has served as “much-needed lifeline” to eateries. The law, which takes effect immediately, extends for another year an executive order signed by the governor letting municipal spaces such as sidewalks and streets be used for outdoor dining, which has allowed for physical distancing — and for New Yorkers to enjoy meals without risking spreading COVID-19, which is more easily transmitted indoors. Brian Zak/NY PostAndrew Rigie, executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, celebrated Cuomo giving the restaurant-helping measure a green light. “Outdoor dining has been a critical lifeline for the city’s restaurants, so enactment this new law will ensure customers can continue to enjoy their glass of wine while dining alfresco, all while supporting small businesses and jobs,” he said. But while the bill’s signing was a win for the restaurant industry, the governor did not extend to-go booze, as the state of emergency order that allowed restaurants to serve cocktails expired last month.
It’s time to scrap the mandate for masks on trains and buses
The vaccinated are allowed to go without masks on the streets, in restaurants, in stores, in offices. It’s time to lift the mask mandate. The vaccinated are allowed to go without masks on the streets, in restaurants, in stores, in offices. Straphangers wearing face masks at the Columbus Circle subway station during the coronavirus pandemic or COVID-19 pandemic in New York, NY on May 14, 2021. All despite the fact that many New Yorkers have been gathering indoors and outdoors — sans masks — for weeks.
Man found dead inside Ohio convenience store freezer
A worker of an Ohio convenience store was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the shop early Wednesday morning, police said. Marysville police were called to the United Dairy Farmers shop shortly after 4 a.m. when 50-year-old Colin Cole, who had worked the overnight shift at the store, WBNS-TV said. Police said another employee at the convenience store, which is about 25 miles northwest of Columbus, arrived for work at the shop early in the morning and could not locate Cole — until she made the grisly discovery. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said there were no signs of foul play. Authorities are awaiting an autopsy to determine the cause of death as police continue to investigate the incident.
Cleveland man charged with threatening to kill Nancy Pelosi
A Cleveland man has been charged with threatening to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for “committing treason” against the US, court documents show. “I want to let you know that I’m gonna be landing in the Stockton, California, airport,” Staudohar said, the affidavit shows. “You tell that dirty f—–g c— I’m gonna work her over with brass knuckles,” Staudohar said, the affidavit shows. “And by the time, I’m done … I gonna beat [the congresswoman] to death with brass knuckles,” Staudohar continued, according to the affidavit. Staudohar, who has been charged with interstate threatening communications, faces up to five years in prison if convicted, WEWS-TV reported.
Capitol rioter busted for assault on cop, news photographer
A Pennsylvania man was charged Wednesday for attacking a police officer and a news photographer during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, federal authorities said. The suspect, Alan Byerly, was hit with a six-count federal criminal complaint that included assault on a federal officer and violent entry on Capitol grounds charges, prosecutors said. The suspect allegedly pushed and shoved the photographer, then dragged him down a set of stairs at the Capitol, according to the complaint. Julio Cortez/APThe cases from the Jan. 6 2021, Capitol riot are being prosecuted by Washington’s US Attorney’s Office. More than 500 rioters have been charged in the melee, which led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Police officer.
Fort Lauderdale accepts Elon Musk’s beach tunnel proposal
Elon Musk is boring his way to the beach in Fort Lauderdale. The Las Vegas Convention Center Loop cost $53 million to build. Getty ImagesUnder the Florida proposal, passengers would be charged between $5-8 for a Tesla ride to the beach, according to CNN. The Las Vegas Convention Center Loop cost $53 million to build, according to Travel Market Report. It was completed in about a year, Fort Lauderdale officials noted.
Chicago mayor asks Biden for help after bloody July 4 weekend
President Biden was met at O’Hare International Airport Wednesday by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot following a deadly Independence Day weekend in the Windy City. Biden reiterated his commitment to working with Lightfoot and city leaders to counter gun violence. The weekend violence was in keeping with what has been a bloody year so far in the Second City. Chicago police Superintendent David Brown told reporters that 36 of his officers had been shot or shot at this year following Wednesday morning’s incident. “And the work they do is extremely dangerous.”Psaki said Biden also expressed to Lightfoot his personal support for the officers who were shot.
Iran hosts high-level Afghan peace talks as fighting surges
The high-level peace talks between the warring Afghan sides follow months-old discussions in Qatar that have been stalled by a diplomatic stalemate and escalating violence. After the "failure of the U.S. in Afghanistan," Zarif said, Iran stands "ready to assist the dialogue" and to "resolve the current conflicts in the country." Later, Zarif tweeted the meeting had been "cordial" and promised Iran would stand with Afghans on their road to peace. The surge in fighting — and the sudden news of peace talks in Tehran — come at a critical time for the war-battered country. Iran, the Shiite powerhouse of the Middle East, has occasionally in the past hosted the Sunni militant Taliban and Afghan government officials in Tehran for peace talks.
LA riots witnesses stand their ground on the right to bear arms on 'Tucker Carlson Originals'
Fox Nation host Tucker Carlson investigates the decline of gun rights over the last three decades and the right to self-defense in the latest installment of "Tucker Carlson Originals." In "Surviving Disorder," Carlson retraces the frightening and tense moments of the 1992 Los Angeles riots with multiple victims and witnesses. ‘TUCKER CARLSON ORIGINALS’ INVESTIGATES THE MOST AGGRESSIVE GUN CONFISCATION SCHEME IN MODERN AMERICAN HISTORYDavid Joo, who Carlson interviewed for the special, had been in Koreatown when the riots broke out on April 29 of 1992. CLICK HERE TO GET FOX NATIONNow, in a time when police are hamstrung and riots continue to permeate the nation, Tucker Carlson examines whether American citizens today have the right - and resources - to protect themselves. "Tucker Carlson Originals: Surviving Disorder" is available to stream now on Fox Nation.
Reporter's Notebook: US Capitol to lose fencing, but still not be back to normal
FENCE SURROUNDING US CAPITOL IS EXPECTED TO COME DOWN STARTING ON JULY 8The security fence erected after the January riot is slated to come down this weekend. CAPITOL RIOT 6 MONTHS LATER: FBI RELEASES 11 NEW VIDEOS OF WANTED SUSPECTSBut reopening the Capitol could also invite a security threat. After much debate, the House instituted proxy voting last year so members could vote remotely during the pandemic. Republicans are suspect of Democrats extending proxy voting through mid-August. Republicans believe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., maintains proxy voting so Democrats won’t lose a tight vote if all Democratic troops don’t show up at the Capitol.
Biden misquotes Reagan's 'Morning in America' ad while plugging infrastructure package
President Biden misquoted one of former President Ronald Reagan’s most famous campaign ads during a Wednesday speech while promoting the potential economic benefits of his two-pronged spending plan on infrastructure and related projects. The quote revision, swapping out "Morning in America" for "an American Morning," set up a Biden suggestion that he was more ambitious than the conservative hero because he is talking about a century instead of a mere morning. Reagan’s economy-focused television ads during his 1984 re-election bid opened with the phrase "It's morning again in America" while touting signs of economic improvement during his first term in office. "The last time energy and the economy grew at this rate was in 1984 when Ronald Reagan was telling us it’s an American morning," Biden said during the speech. Biden argued that lawmakers should approve his proposals beyond physical infrastructure spending that were left out of the bipartisan agreement.
Virginia gubernatorial debate drama centered around McAuliffe's ties to Clinton Foundation
Drama is unfolding in the Old Dominion , and it’s taking center stage around the Virginia Bar Association’s (VBA) upcoming gubernatorial debate. Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, who is a former Virginia governor, has accepted the VBA’s invitation for the debate later this month while Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin has yet to accept. "Glenn still won't agree to participate in the VBA debate, a time-honored Virginia tradition. "It's past time he stop dodging tough questions and agree to this debate, which is less than 3 weeks away," he continued. The VBA told Fox News in a Wednesday statement that the organization has hosted statewide debates in Virginia for over 30 years, many moderated by Judy Woodruff."
IRS grants religious group tax-exempt status after backlash
After sparking national backlash with its decision to reject the tax-exempt status request for a Texas-based Christian group, the IRS has now reversed course. Christians Engaged, which describes itself as "educational, Christian and non-partisan," hailed the IRS’ decision to grant the group 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as a victory "for every Christian organization around America that teaches the Bible and cares about the future of our great nation." The initial decision not to grant Christians Engaged tax-exempt status prompted backlash from Republican lawmakers who called on the head of the IRS late last month to remove Martin. CLICK HERE TO READ FOX BUSINESS ON THE GOFirst Liberty Institute, a conservative Christian legal organization based in Texas, represented Christian Engaged in an appeal of the IRS’ decision. "We are grateful the IRS changed course to bring its decision into line with the Constitution and its own regulations."
Cavuto presses Pentagon rep on Afghan pull-out amid Taliban concerns: They 'don't want peaceful negotiation'
"We said for a long time [that] a military solution is not in the best interest of the Afghan people or the region. Cavuto replied that the Taliban doesn't appear to be as earnest in seeking such a solution. Kirby reiterated that a "full-on Taliban military solution" is not in the best interest of the United States or any other party. McKenzie will then also be given the same authority as U.S. Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller, the general in charge of the NATO-led advise-and-assist mission in Afghanistan, Kirby told Fox News. "Those authorities right now permit for the United States to come to the assistance of Afghan national security forces.
Clarity on critical race theory: It’s a political drive, not an educational one
MSNBC, of all places, just offered a clarifying moment showing what critical race theory is really about. Rufo pointed out that CRT isn’t just about teaching slavery and racism in American history, it also promoted, for instance, opposing capitalism. But host Joe Scarborough pressed the issue: “Does critical race theory suggest that you are racist and that capitalism is racist and we have to move beyond capitalism?”Glaude responded: “It certainly holds the claim that capitalism has its beginnings within the context of the transatlantic slave trade.”This is bunk. That’s because critical race theory isn’t an educational initiative — it’s a political one. Because it’s been taught not the complexities of history, but that all those things are inherently evil.
Ohio parents who opposed critical race theory speak up after kids get expelled
Two Ohio parents are denouncing a private school that expelled their children after the pair of mothers launched a public campaign against critical race theory. Andrea Gross and Amy Gonzalez have campaigned against critical race theory. FOX NewsThe two moms spent months organizing the PRO CA Coalition, which advocates against teaching critical race theory at Columbus Academy. The school, which includes pre-K through 12th-grade students, effectively expelled two of Gross’ children and one of Gonzalez’s, according to the network, citing letters from the school. Columbus Academy denied re-enrollment to both of Gonzalez and Gross’ children.
'Squad' Dem Tlaib calls for defunding of ICE, CBP, DHS, claims they ‘terrorize’ migrants
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., in a video interview made public this week doubled down on her calls to defund key immigration agencies, while warning against efforts by the Biden administration to increase technology at the border. Tlaib, a key member of the "Squad," which has called for looser immigration restrictions and the abolition of agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), spoke to Just Futures Law – a legal group that fights for "a future beyond deportation and criminalization." REPUBLICANS GRILL MAYORKAS ON LACK OF FUNDING FOR BORDER PATROL AGENTS, WALLTlaib was asked about the push by the Biden administration to increase money spent on border technology for Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border request includes $665 million in investments toward modernizing land ports of entry and $47 million to invest in detection capabilities in addition to investments in border surveillance technology. "Look, the simple answer to that question is we must eliminate funding for CBP, ICE and their parent organization, DHS," she said.
Dem Rep. Axne falsely claims GOP has 'way more dark money' than Democrats
Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne, D- Iowa , falsely claimed the Republican Party has "way more dark money" than the Democratic Party this past weekend. "We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us because, unfortunately, they’ve got a lot more dark money than we have," Axne claimed. LIBERAL DARK MONEY GROUP 1630 FUND’S ELECTION WISHLIST BOOSTED BY SWISS BILLIONAIRE"That's not something that we believe in, but they sure do," Axne continued. While dark money is pervasive in the political world, Axne’s claim of Republicans benefiting more from the campaign finance practice does not hold water. "After years of dark money overwhelmingly boosting Republicans, this marks the first presidential election cycle where dark money benefited Democrats," the group wrote.
Fox News' streak atop all of cable reaches 20 straight weeks
Fox News Channel has been the most-watched network in all of basic cable for 20 consecutive weeks. Fox News averaged 1.2 million total day viewers to lead all of basic cable from June 28 through July 4, while MSNBC finished second with an average of 851,000 viewers. "Fox & Friends" averaged 1.2 million viewers while CNN’s "New Day" managed only 489,000 average viewers. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The Five," "Fox News Primetime" and "Gutfeld!" "MediaBuzz" with Howard Kurtz averaged 1.1 million viewers to thump CNN’s "Reliable Sources" with Brian Stelter as CNN’s left-wing media program has now failed to draw one million viewers for 14-straight weeks.
AP reporter stuns Biden State Department spokesperson during press briefing
An Associated Press reporter challenged the State Department spokesperson over statements that the Biden administration has honored international agreements that were negotiated under the previous administration. "This administration inherited plenty from the previous administration that it absolutely reversed. Lee then mentioned several international agreements that the Trump administration joined that the Biden administration has terminated. Those are international agreements that you guys jettisoned." Following this exchange, Price conceded saying, "The previous administration had its own policies.
Virginia’s first Black governor slams McAuliffe for marginalizing African American candidates
Douglas Wilder accused fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe of blocking Black candidates in the state's June primary and criticized the gubernatorial nominee for standing by a pair of political allies who wore blackface. Wilder, who became the nation's first elected African American governor in 1989, blasted McAuliffe for campaigning with Gov. Wilder is not the first black Virginia Democrat to criticize McAuliffe on race issues. McAuliffe beat out Carroll Foy, as well as two other Black candidates, to win the nomination in June. "It's an election that's going to be decided by who best resonates with the people of Virginia – all of the people of Virginia."
US Air Force Academy professor defends teaching critical race theory
A professor at the US Air Force Academy is calling critical race theory “vital” to her students as “our nation’s future military leaders” in a new op-ed. Lynne Chandler García, an associate political science professor at the US Air Force Academy, began her Washington Post op-ed, published Tuesday afternoon, by referencing the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Mark Milley, who defended teaching “critical race theory” to West Point cadets at a contentious House hearing last month. “Milley’s recent defense of teaching critical race theory at the US military academies shows that it is not unpatriotic to understand a fuller version of American history, nor does it promote division among our military members,” García said. Critical race theory dictates that race is an underlying dynamic of all human interaction and views the human experience as a constant power struggle between the races, often with a focus on “white privilege.”Lynne Chandler García penned an op-ed to defend teaching critical race theory at US military academies. “Critical race theory provides an academic framework to understand these nuances and contradictions,” the political science professor continued.
Mark Wahlberg-backed fitness chain F45 targets over $1.5B value in IPO
Mark Wahlberg-backed fitness chain F45 Training Holdings is eyeing a valuation of more than $1.5 billion in an initial public offering, months after terminating its merger with a blank-check company. F45 said on Wednesday it was aiming to sell about 20.3 million shares priced between $15 and $17 apiece to raise up to $345 million. About 1.6 million shares in the IPO are being offered by the selling stockholder, the proceeds of which would not go to the company. Marines commander Col. Charles B. Dockery lifts weights at the grand opening of an F45 Training studio at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego in June. F45, which saw many of its studios shut during the pandemic, said about 86 percent of its studios were open as of March 31.
Florida building collapse lawsuits already piling up
Lawyers for 20 families impacted by the collapse of a beachfront condo building in Florida were in court for the first time Wednesday — as court officials brace for a mountain of claims over the deadly incident. The officials expect negligence and wrongful death lawsuits to pile up following the collapse of Champlain Tower South in Surfside and one judge has been assigned to be a “gatekeeper,” WPLG-TV reported. The building’s $48 million insurance coverage will likely fall far short of compensating victims of the collapse. Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesThe first suit was filed about 22 hours after the June 24 partial collapse of the building, a $5 million class-action claim from condo owner Manuel Drezner. Also suing is Raysa Rodriguez, who escaped the tower with neighbors after the partial collapse and captured the harrowing experience in an audio recording.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney blames shooting on victim’s sex offender status
Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney wants a judge to allow him to argue that one of the men his client fatally shot during a Wisconsin protest was a sex offender. Kenosha County Sheriff's Department via AP File“There is no evidence that Mr. Rittenhouse targeted either of those individuals,” the motion said. “The evidence will show that all three men attacked Mr. Rittenhouse, and that was the reason they were shot,” the filings said. “We believe strongly that Mr. Rittenhouse was the aggressor and his actions were not lawful,” she told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Attorney Mark Richards (left), with his client Kyle Rittenhouse, speaks during an arrest hearing in Kenosha County Court on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.
This ‘50s-inspired Texas home comes with its own gas station
Sean Gallagher / Sean Gallagher Photography LLCVintage gas pumps. Sean Gallagher / Sean Gallagher Photography LLCA seating area looking through to the garage. Sean Gallagher / Sean Gallagher Photography LLCThe expansive pool. Sean Gallagher / Sean Gallagher Photography LLC A living space. Sean Gallagher / Sean Gallagher Photography LLC The home is made up of five bedrooms and spans over 7,400 square feet.
Spotify staff reportedly ‘outraged’ by Joe Rogan’s show
Joe Rogan, the notoriously polarizing host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” America’s most popular podcast in 2020, is upsetting some Spotify staffers, according to a report. A former employee told the publication that, during his time at Spotify, the decision to sign a deal with Rogan was the most contentious one the company made. However, another employee told Insider that it’s only “a loud minority of people who are outraged” at Rogan. A request by some staffers for “The Joe Rogan Experience” to receive editorial supervision was denied by the company and Rogan subsequently retweeted a video mocking the employees for being oversensitive. “He is the biggest voice by far that’s going to accelerate our business,” an employee told the WSJ at the time.
Dr. Nicole Saphire: Going “Door-To Door” With Vaccines Won’t Make People Less Skeptical
Because all you’re going to do by going door-to-door to these people, they’re going to see that as an intrusion. And one of the biggest things that they could do is to get the full FDA approval in the vaccines for adults. They have the number of participants, that should be on their top priority list to get a full FDA approval. And I bet you you will see some more adults getting vaccinated once that happens.”“And I think that the messaging has been terrible coming out of Dr. Fauci and even the CDC recently. And the biggest thing they can do is get full FDA approval.”
Girls sell lemonade to raise money for family of fallen Colorado police officer
Two young girls from Colorado, devastated and confused over the tragic loss of a local hero, created a lemonade stand in order to raise funds for his grieving family. "It really just touches the community, the law enforcement community, when people want to give back to them," Conn said. To date, the girls raised more than $1,800 for Beesley's family, Arvada Police Department spokesperson Dave Snelling told Fox News. The girls were even able to hand-deliver the money to the police chief of the Arvada police last week. "And the fact that the girls did something nice really, like, warmed them up inside."
Big Tech will censor liberals next if Congress doesn't act: Rep. Ken Buck
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., issued a warning to liberal lawmakers reluctant to take on Big Tech, Wednesday, telling "America Reports" that Democrats should be "scared to death" of being censored next if Congress doesn't hold companies accountable and push for more competition. READ IT: TRUMP LAWSUITS AGAINST TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE OVER ALLEGED BIG TECH CENSORSHIPREP. KEN BUCK: [Former] President Trump has said at rally after rally that we need to break these tech companies up. And so you see a bipartisan effort in Congress to make sure that we have more competition and hold these big tech companies accountable. And I understand that there are my fellow conservatives out there that say, well, we don't want to make big government bigger in an attempt to deal with Big Tech. We have to deal with Big Tech because they are out of control and they're going to hurt America in the long run.
White House defends door-to-door vaccination push amid backlash
The White House Wednesday sought to clarify its new door-to-door coronavirus vaccine push amid fresh criticism from the right that the home visit approach is government overreach. White House press secretary Jen Psaki stressed Wednesday that no one from the federal government will be showing up at Americans' doors mandating coronavirus vaccinations. Rather, the personal visits President Biden announced Tuesday are designed to share information on vaccinations as the White House aims to still reach its Fourth of July goal of having 70% of the adult population jabbed. "It's up to every individual to decide whether they're going to get vaccinated," Psaki continued. ARIZONA AG BRNOVICH ‘GREATLY ALARMED’ BY WHITE HOUSE’S ‘DOOR-TO-DOOR’ VACCINE PUSH, RAISES PRIVACY CONCERNSShe defended the personal outreach and said the White House will continue that approach.
Hegseth on 'Kilmeade Show': Critical race theory isn't going away even as parents wage uphill battle
"Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Pete Hegseth concluded Wednesday that critical race theory isn't going away from the nation's classrooms, despite backlash from parents across the country after the nation's largest teachers union backed CRT as "reasonable and appropriate" to use in social studies classes. Hegseth joined "The Brian Kilmeade Show" with reaction to the National Education Association approving a plan to "publicize" critical race theory and dedicate a "team of staffers" to assist union members looking to "fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric." "It all is trickle down of critical race theory, which has been taught in higher education for a long time," Hegseth argued. New Business Item 39 also declares that the union opposes bans on critical race theory and the New York Times’ controversial 1619 Project – which roughly half the U.S. states have already implemented. The NEA represents more than 2 million members – well over half of the 3.2 million public school teachers the U.S. Department of Education estimated were working in the country last year.
Weather Channel will 'double down' on climate change: 'Years ago, our audience didn’t want to hear about it'
The Weather Channel is planning to "double down" on its climate change coverage, citing greater concerns over the issue from its audience. "Climate and weather coverage are completely linked," chief content officer Nora Zimmett told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week. While the Atlanta-based Weather Channel has covered climate change on its airwaves, Zimmett said, it hadn't yet done it on a regular basis. CNN GUESTS CLAIM CLIMATE CHANGE IS ‘LARGER THAN THE HOLOCAUST’"We intend to do that now," she said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"That’s not the way to inspire or engage viewers," Zimmett said.
Indiana police officer killed at federal building on same day two ATF agents shot in Chicago
An Indiana police officer was shot and killed near a federal building Wednesday, hours after an officer in Chicago along with two federal agents were shot while working undercover. In a tweet, Terre Haute police Sgt. Ryan Adamson said an officer was "shot in the line of duty. Fox News has reached out to the Terre Haute Police Department but has not heard back. One officer from the Chicago Police Department and two Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents working undercover were shot around 5:50 a.m., authorities in Chicago said.
Chinese city implements virtual ‘parenting school’
The Chinese city of Hangzhou has implemented a points-based virtual “parenting school” for parents of children up to 15-years of age, according to a report. Parents obtain points by completing courses, and once they reach 100 points they get a star. Top achievers can gain up to 500 points to become 5-star parents. The SCMP is reporting that the district has distributed a whopping 222,000 “parenting certificates” to high-achieving participants in the program. Reaction has been mixed on China’s highly censored Weibo social media site.
Biden says he ‘will deliver’ message to Putin about ransomware attack
?Amid mounting pressure to confront President Vladimir Putin about the recent ransomware attacks credited to a Russian cyber gang, President Biden said Wednesday he will personally convey a message to the Russian leader after the most recent attack impacting hundreds of US companies. President Biden has faced mounting pressure to confront Vladimir Putin over the recent Russian cyberattacks. But REvil took responsibility for the ransomware attack. White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed an RNC statement that no data was accessed in the hack and the FBI is investigating. She also offered a summary of the morning’s ransomware task force meeting at the White House.
The tasks that lie ahead for Eric Adams after winning Democratic mayoral primary
Eric Adams’ much-deserved victory in the Democratic primary for mayor came because he understood what his opponents didn’t: If city residents don’t feel safe, nothing else matters. Now, with a victory in November’s general election anticipated, he must put those words into action as New York City’s 110th mayor. He has promised to reinstitute the NYPD gun unit, get weapons off the streets and curb the surge in shootings and murders. He must hold fast against Albany legislators and the DAs who believe no crime deserves punishment. De Blasio believed the only economic growth worth bragging about was an increase in government employment and spending — private industry be damned.
Twitter laughs off report that FBI seized Capitol Lego set from alleged riot leader: ‘This isn’t satire’
The Daily Beast cited "court documents obtained by Smoking Gun" to report that the FBI confiscated a "fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set" from Pennsylvania man Robert Morss, who was indicted last month for his role in the Capitol riot. "The prosecutors didn’t say whether Morss used his toy to help plan the Capitol insurrection," the Daily Beast reported. "Indeed -- not just a partially assembled Lego set. A fully assembled Lego set. Many others took to Twitter with thoughts on the report:CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPReason's CJ Ciaramella wryly noted the dramatic Lego report came from a parenthetical in the lengthy indictment.
Tennessee driver charged with attempted murder tried to plow down Memphis officer on sidewalk: court docs
A Tennessee man is facing several charges, including attempted murder, after allegedly swerving through traffic in downtown Memphis on the Fourth of July and intentionally hopping a sidewalk curb to run down a police officer, according to court documents. An affidavit says Davie then made eye contact with an officer – and drove up onto the sidewalk in an attempt to run the officer over. Davie is charged with evading arrest involving an attempt to run down a police officer, vandalism of $2,500 to $10,000 and criminal attempted first-degree murder, WMC reported. Meanwhile, ambush attacks on law enforcement officers nationwide are up 91% year to date compared to 2020, a police group said last week. In all of 2020, there were 48 ambush-style attacks, which left 60 officers wounded, 12 fatally, according to the group’s 2020 summary .
Wealthy Atlanta community files for 'divorce' from city, plans to create own police force amid crime wave
Bill White is leading an effort in his community to separate from the city of Atlanta. RESIDENTS OF RITZY ATLANTA SUBURB PUSH FOR SEPARATE POLICE FORCE AS CRIME RAGES IN ‘WAR ZONE’: NEIGHBORWhite says Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms’ policies created this problem. If granted independence, residents plan to create their own, properly funded police force for the city of Buckhead. And that's what we're going to do in the Buckhead City Police Department." White estimates that nearly 90 percent of Buckhead residents would vote in favor of the separation.
After July 4 weekend violence, California official says city experiencing 'safety emergency'
The California city of Oakland is in the midst of a "safety emergency" highlighted further by the violence seen over the extended holiday weekend, a local official recently said. "Does this department need resources? "Our city has not seen this level of violence in many years," Armstrong added in a press release. "I grew up here in Oakland and East Oakland, and it is the worst I've ever seen," he told the news station. "And not only dealing with the side shows, dealing with the fireworks, but also the violence on the streets.
Democrat Eric Adams criticizes his party for 'demonizing' police: 'Few have ever been part of law enforcement'
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, the projected winner of the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City, hit his party on Wednesday for abandoning cities and "demonizing" police forces as crime surges throughout the country. "Because we have abandoned our cities, what's happening in New York City, it's taking place in Chicago southside, it's taking place in California and Atlanta," Adams said on "CBS This Morning" Wednesday. His party, Adams argued, has not properly addressed these root causes. "When you look at the Democratic Party and you're doing an analysis, you find very few people have ever been part of law enforcement," Adams added. Others, like MSNBC contributor Brittany Packnett Cunningham, claimed that the rise in crime in New York City was the fault of the police themselves.
NYC Democratic mayoral nominee Adams says treat gun violence 'as public health emergency'
You're seeing gun violence and it's so pervasive. But it's more than gun violence. ADAMS WINS NEW YORK CITY DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL PRIMARYOn Wednesday morning, Adams said, "We have to treat gun violence as a public health emergency. Andrew Cuomo of New York unveiled a seven-point anti-crime plan that included addressing gun violence like an "emergency public health issue." Gun violence is sure to remain a top issue as the mayoral campaign now moves into the general election phase.
San Francisco officer on rampant crimes: 'Chaos reigns supreme'
Rampant crimes in San Francisco are "not new," and "chaos reigns supreme" in the city, Police Lt. Tracy McCray told Fox News Wednesday. McCray made these comments after a Neiman Marcus in San Francisco was hit by shoplifters who fled with merchandise. SAN FRANCISCO NEIMAN MARCUS HIT BY SHOPLIFTERS WHO FLED WITH MERCHANDISEIn addition, a former San Francisco police commissioner Joe Alioto Veronese made remarks about the crime surge plaguing the city. "We're in a state of chaos and anarchy out here in San Francisco," Veronese said. SAN FRANCISCO OFFICER ON VIRAL VIDEO OF BRAZEN WALGREENS SHOPLIFTER: 'CROOKS' KNOW THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCESMcCray compared these incidents to "scenes out of a movie," and mentioned the crime spike in San Francisco is an "everyday occurrence."
Texas lawmakers expected to discuss voting reform at special session after Supreme Court's Arizona decision
Texas lawmakers are expected to discuss voting reforms meant to provide greater election security after the Supreme Court upheld Arizona rules that Democrats had claimed were illegal and discriminatory. The Texas legislature will open a special session on Thursday at the behest of Gov. Abbott had also reportedly said in May that state lawmakers would discuss bills related to elections and bail reform during a special session some time this year. The Texas House and Senate each had voting reform bills, and Democrats staged a walkout in May that derailed Republican efforts. Democratic Rep. Jessica González of Dallas told the Texas Tribune that it could happen again at the special session.
Twitter suspends professor over posts mocking China’s Xi Jinping
?Twitter temporarily suspended a New Zealand professor after she mocked the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jingping. Anne-Marie Brady, a professor at the University of Canterbury, wrote two tweets making fun of China and Xi celebrating the centennial of the Communist Party. Brady seemingly got herself in hot water for mocking the Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jinping. “?Some of the biggest names in social media, from? ?@Twitter? ?to? ?@LinkedIn? ?@Zoom? ?&? ?@Facebook, appear to be getting into a habit of silencing CCP critics. “Seems like @Twitter may have briefly forgotten they don’t work for Xi Jinping,” Brady wrote.
David Asher: Biden Administration Should Offer A Reward To Entice Chinese Defectors To Come To the U.S. To Tell Us What Happened In The Wuhan Lab
David Asher, who served at the State Department in 2020 spearheading a task force into the origins of COVID 19, tells Brian Kilmeade the evidence he helped uncover points to a lab leak origin for Covid. Asher laid out details of his investigation including how there seems to be no intermediate host animal and the genetic level of purity in the virus that adds to the lab leak theory. Asher says if this virus was natural we should have seen other similar viruses throughout history. Asher says this virus targets the oldest segment of our population, the most expensive to treat and is more like an economic weapon. When asked what the Biden administration could do to get answers on the origins, Asher says they should put up a reward of 10 to 15 million to entice high level defectors to come to the United States to tell us exactly what happened at the Wuhan lab.
Former Detroit Police Chief Craig slams Whitmer ahead of expected GOP gubernatorial run
Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig slammed embattled Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ahead of his expected GOP gubernatorial run. MICHIGAN GOV. The former chief also blasted the Democratic Party, saying Democrats want "to defund our police, open up our borders to criminals and silence dissenting voices." Michigan Democratic Party spokeswoman Rodericka Applewhaite fired back at Craig in an email to Fox News on Wednesday, saying the party was "impressed" at how Craig could speak of "monarchies with a straight face" with the controversies surrounding Michigan GOP party leaders.
Arizona AG Brnovich ‘greatly alarmed’ by White House’s ‘door-to-door’ vaccine push, raises privacy concerns
EXCLUSIVE: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday wrote to President Biden expressing his concern about a plan by the White House to go "door-to-door" to encourage unvaccinated Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine -- warning that it raises privacy concerns and that Arizona will not tolerate federal government intrusion. Brnovich wrote to Biden after the president pitched his plan to boost the vaccinated population. "If this is the case, this is a severe breach of privacy, and I will not tolerate such intrusions within Arizona." While the White House has not indicated that it will have medical records specifically, Brnovich’s concern is one of a number of Republican criticisms of the plan -- fearing what the federal outreach could lead to. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Door to door to vaccinate Americans this year… door to door to confiscate guns next year?"
California to pay victims of forced, coerced sterilizations
Gavin Newsom’s signature, will make California at least the third state after Virginia and North Carolina to pay victims of the so-called eugenics movement that peaked in the 1930s. California’s proposal is unique because it would apply to more than just victims of the eugenics law that was repealed in 1979. A subsequent audit found the state sterilized 144 women between 2005 and 2013 with little or no evidence that officials counseled them or offered alternative treatment. The state sterilized more than 20,000 people, accounting for about a third of everyone sterilized in the United States under those laws. A state law passed in 2014 bans sterilizations for the purpose of birth control at state prisons and local jails.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy slams Biden on rising gas prices
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slammed President Biden on Wednesday over skyrocketing gas prices across the country. McCarthy (R-Calif.) told The Post, “Americans are paying more in Biden’s America. The cost of gasoline has surged to the highest price since 2014, a time when Biden was last serving in office. President Biden’s disastrous energy policies have decimated American energy independence and increased costs for the American people. Upon taking office, one of Biden’s first actions was to cancel the Keystone pipeline project, a move that Republicans argued would lead to higher gas prices and hamper efforts at energy independence.
NYPD head Dermot Shea blames shooting surge on bail reform amid ‘gun emergency’
Andrew Cuomo declared a statewide “gun emergency,” top cop Dermot Shea said Wednesday, as he repeated his familiar refrain that bail reform was to blame for the shooting surge. The police commissioner was asked on PIX 11 about the governor’s first-of-its-kind move Tuesday in combating the scourge of gun violence across New York, including $138 million in new spending to try to stop the trend. Andrew Cuomo declared a statewide “gun emergency.” Matthew McDermott for NY PostMannarino asked Shea if he was arguing that Cuomo — who signed the legislation — shouldn’t have done so. Meanwhile, the Big Apple saw a nearly 20 percent dip in gun violence in June compared to last year, new statistics show. Last month, the NYPD logged 165 shootings, a drop from 205 acts of gunplay during the same month last year amid an unprecedented spike in shootings citywide.
Bill Bratton calls Adams' primary win 'good news' for NYC
Former two-time NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton lauded fellow retired cop Eric Adams’ Democratic mayoral primary victory as “good news for New York City.”“Congrats to Eric Adams on his victory. Good news for New York City,” Bratton said in a social media statement. “I have known him since 1990 when I was Chief of the New York City Transit Police and he was a Transit Police Lieutenant. Bill Bratton congratulated Eric Adams on social media after the Brooklyn borough president’s victory. Before coming to New York City, Bill Bratton served as the chief of police for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
North Carolina's lieutenant governor backs anti-CRT effort: Kids should understand 'greatness of this nation'
North Carolina's first African American lieutenant governor is throwing his support behind a nationwide initiative to challenge what's being called racial "indoctrination" in schools. A video released Wednesday shows Republican Mark Robinson discussing his upbringing and why the fight against critical race theory (CRT) is so important to him. "Growing up poor here in North Carolina, our family saw many struggles … my father was an alcoholic," Robinson said in a video posted by the anti-CRT group 1776 Action. GROUP INSPIRED BY TRUMP'S 1776 COMMISSION SEEKS TO COMBAT ‘ANTI-AMERICAN INDOCTRINATION’ IN EDUCATION"We saw a lot of domestic violence in our house," he added. We want to make sure that our children understand the greatness of this nation, they understand the greatness of their founding documents, and those who founded the nation as well."
Critical race theory author headlines AFT conference on educating kids
Author and prominent critical race theory advocate Ibram X. Kendi will headline a discussion about educating children Wednesday at an American Federation of Teachers conference — set to cover "developing anti-racist mindsets and actions" with the second-largest teachers union in America. "?"One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. LARGEST TEACHERS UNION SAYS CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS 'REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE' FOR KIDSOpponents of critical race theory say it ?is a form of Marxism and an attempt to indoctrinate school children that America is inherently a racist country. The National Education Association recently passed a resolution pledging to "fight back" against critics of teaching the theory in schools. Randi Weingarten, the AFT president, said she will protect teachers who include critical race theory in their classrooms.
Border Patrol arrests sex offenders, MS-13 gang members over July 4 weekend in Rio Grande Valley
Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector picked up MS-13 gang members and convicted sex offenders among groups of illegal immigrants they apprehended coming across the border over the Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, agents apprehended a Mexican national after a rancher reported him wandering near his porch. There have so far been 217 gang members apprehended, including 55 MS-13 members, in FY 2021. It is unclear whether that will exceed FY 2020, when there were 363 gang members, including 72 MS-13 members, apprehended. But it is unlikely to get close to FY 2019’s numbers, where a high of 976 gang members were apprehended, including 464 MS-13 members.
Chicago alderman on violent Fourth of July weekend: ‘This is a war zone’
Chicago Alderman Anthony Napolitano reacted to the violent Fourth of July weekend in his city on Monday, calling the area a "war zone," and slammed local leaders, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, for the increase in crime. "We are averaging over 6,000 people shot over the last 18 months," Napolitano, a former Chicago police officer, noted on "Fox & Friends First" on Monday. One of the victims of this past weekend’s violence in Chicago was a 19-year-old active member of the National Guard who was shot and killed, NBC Chicago reported. Chrys Carvajal was found unresponsive on a Chicago sidewalk with gunshot wounds at around 1:25 Saturday morning, the outlet reported, citing police. Lightfoot blamed the violence in her city on several factors, including gun laws in the states and locales surrounding Chicago.
Father pans critical race theory being taught in schools: 'Their job is teach math and science'
Critical race theory teaching should be limited to college - level education, one Michigan father argued on Fox News Wednesday. LARGEST TEACHERS UNION SAYS CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS 'REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE' FOR KIDSRice's comments came after he spoke out against critical race theory before a school board and claimed it is being used to teach kids to "hate each other." "Critical race theory is teaching that white people are bad. The National Education Association has approved a plan to "publicize" critical race theory and dedicate a "team of staffers" to assist union members looking to "fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric." New Business Item 39 also declares that the union opposes bans on critical race theory and the New York Times’ controversial 1619 Project – which roughly half the U.S. states have already implemented.
Cuomo critics slam gun violence emergency as executive power grab
CUOMO ANNOUNCES FIRST OF ITS KIND ‘GUN VIOLENCE DISASTER EMERGENCY,’ TARGETS MANUFACTURERS"Just like we did with COVID, New York is going to lead the nation once again with a comprehensive approach to combating and preventing gun violence, and our first step is acknowledging the problem with a first-in-the-nation disaster emergency on gun violence," he said. "For Cuomo, this isn’t about fixing gun violence. Kim later tweeted again, responding to Cuomo comparing his approach to gun violence to that of the pandemic. Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., pointed to what she thinks the true disaster emergency really is. "I know of about 15,000 families who would consider his deadly COVID nursing home policy a 'Disaster Emergency,'" she tweeted.
Pentagon says Afghan officials informed of US pullout from Bagram Airfield
An Afghan soldier surveys belongings left by the US military inside the Bagram air base on July 5, 2021. “We (heard) some rumor that the Americans had left Bagram … and finally by 7 o’clock in the morning, we understood that it was confirmed that they had already left Bagram,” said new base commander Gen. Mir Asadullah Kohistani. But Kirby re?jected that argument, saying the US military coordinated the “eventual turnover” with Afghan government leaders and security forces. REUTERS“It was the seventh and the final base that we turned over to the Afghan National Security Forces. As they flee, Afghan forces are turning over their US-supplied weapons to the Taliban, who pose with them in celebratory videos the militant group posts on social media.
A pandemic clothing purge is on as normal life resumes in US
NEW YORK — Alina Clark is about as tired of her pandemic wardrobe as her comfort clothes are stretched and torn. Even before COVID, buying and selling secondhand clothing was popular, but the pandemic made the appetite for thrift even more appealing. Willie Walton hangs clothing on a three-tiered conveyor system at the ThredUp sorting facility in Phoenix on March 12, 2019. Consumers are purging more than their worn-out pandemic wear. While piles of pandemic clothes are going to churches, donation boxes and online thrift and resale sites, some people are keeping them in the family.
Lot in Canadian village for sale with small catch: It’s underwater
The vacant lot on Brock Street in the village of Shrewsbury, Ontario, about 65 miles east of Detroit, has no actual address, though the neighborhood gets high marks for being quiet and car-friendly. Prices for vacant land have also climbed, depending on location and other factors. The listing for the underwater lot in Shrewsbury, Ontario, Canada. Realtor.caA water lot could potentially be used for mooring a houseboat or floating home, but it would need to include some type of land access. Another water lot offered up at the bargain-basement price of C$26,000 is actually a short canal running between two streets of houses in a region north of Toronto known for its many cottages.
Owner of JCPenney, Forever 21 and Brooks Brothers plans to go public
The licensing firm that owns a slew of aging, iconic commercial brands including JCPenney, Forever 21, Sports Illustrated and Marilyn Monroe plans to become a publicly traded company. ABG’s growth has soared in the last five years, when it bought 19 of its 30 brands, according to the filing. The company said its 30 brands generated $225 million in net income in 2020 on revenues of $498 million. ABG says it plans to sell $100 million worth of stock, a placeholder amount that will change. Authentic Brands Group has made a number of acquisitions in the luxury space, including Barneys and Brooks Brothers.
Biden admin to move $860M in COVID funds to house illegal immigrant children
The Biden administration will reallocate $860 million of funds designated for COVID relief to address pandemic-related costs for illegal immigrant children, according to reports. They also need to cover costs associated with staffing at shelters for these children, Becerra wrote. Speaking to the outlet, a Biden administration official said HHS’ costs for housing unaccompanied migrant children had gone up by $1.7 billion as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to precautions the government needed to take. The Biden administration’s undoing of Trump’s border policies has prompted a flood of Central American and Mexican illegal migrants at the US border. The Biden administration’s undoing of former President Donald Trump’s border policies has prompted a flood of Central American and Mexican illegal migrants at the US border, including thousands of unescorted children.
Crews used 128 pounds of dynamite to demolish collapsed Florida condo
Demolition crews used 128 pounds of dynamite to bring down the unstable portion of the collapsed Florida condo building – a “difficult” task that went off without a hitch, according to an executive at a company involved with the project. Demolition teams bring down the unstable remainder of the Champlain Towers South condo building using 128 pounds of dynamite. AP/Wilfredo LeeMiami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava had earlier told reporters demolishing the remaining structure would take weeks. Mark Loizeaux’s Controlled Demolition Inc. was hired to demolish the remaining portion of the Champlain Towers South building. AP/Gerald HerbertMembers of the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue team comb through the debris for victims at the collapsed Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside, Florida.
Kathryn Garcia concedes NYC mayoral primary to winner Eric Adams
Former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia formally ended her quest to become New York City’s 110th mayor Wednesday, conceding the hard-fought Democratic primary to the race’s winner, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Garcia ended her campaign after the latest figures from the Board of Elections showed her trailing Adams by more than 8,000 votes, a margin that would likely prove insurmountable with fewer than 19,000 votes remaining to be addressed in the eight-way race. “This campaign has come closer than any other moment in history to breaking that glass ceiling and selecting New York City’s first female mayor,” Garcia told reporters, standing in front of the women’s rights monument in Central Park. And it’s ready to be broken.”She said she had called Adams to congratulate him on his victory. Kathryn Garcia ended her campaign after the latest figures from the Board of Elections showed her trailing Eric Adams by more than 8,000 votes.
Biden meets with Chicago Mayor Lightfoot at airport amid surge in gun violence
President Biden is meeting with Chicago’s mayor on Wednesday, in the wake of an extremely violent holiday weekend in the nation’s third most populous city. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot – both Democrats – as he deplanes Air Force One at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. OVER 100 SHOT IN CHICAGO DURING VERY VIOLENT JULY FOURTH WEEKENDThe meeting comes after more than 100 people were shot and 19 killed over the Fourth of July weekend in Chicago, the city’s most violent weekend this year. The president’s overall approval rating stood at 50% approval and 42% disapproval in an ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted June 27-30. But his approval on dealing with crime was underwater, at 38%-48%.
Biden stopping in red part of blue state to push bipartisan infrastructure deal
President Biden hits the road on Wednesday to make the case for the infrastructure deal reached by a bipartisan group of senators and the White House. The president holds his event promoting his so-called "Build Back Better" agenda at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois, an exurb northwest of Chicago. The school is located in the district of Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood, who won reelection last November to a second term by less than two points. So does Central Lake, Michigan, where the president held a Fourth of July holiday weekend event. The area’s in a safe Republican district represented by GOP Rep. Jack Bergman.
Cuomo's disaster emergency declaration won't stop violent crime: Fraternal Order of Police
Andrew Cuomo's executive order declaring a "first-in-the-nation" disaster emergency on gun violence misses the mark on what's really causing violent crime, according to The Fraternal Order of Police. FOP National Vice President Joe Gamaldi joined "Fox & Friends" Wednesday to react to the declaration as cities across America see a surge in violence as liberal leaders cuts budgets from law enforcement. "Nowhere in the governor's plan did he actually address what's driving our violent crime, and that is rogue prosecutors and activist judges who are letting out violent criminals over and over and over again," Gamaldi explained. "Just maybe if we actually prosecuted violent criminals, we'd be able to get our crime rate down. This historic crime wave is the greatest crisis facing our country right now."
Washington Post gives White House 'Three Pinocchios' for claiming Republicans are defunding police
The Washington Post's Fact-Checker dinged the White House for claiming Republicans were "defunding the police," giving the eyebrow-raising talking point "Three Pinocchios." Recent remarks by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and senior Biden adviser Cedric Richmond had sought to turn the tables on months of some progressive Democrats advocating for slicing or even dismantling municipal police department budgets. Their logic was GOP opposition to the $1.9-trillion coronavirus relief bill passed this year amounted to supporting defunding police, since $350 billion was allocated for state and local government aid. "Although Republicans all opposed Biden’s coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything. Rather, Democrats proposed $350 billion in emergency funds for state and local governments, and Republicans voted against those extra funds.
Critical race theory author headlines AFT conference on educating kids
Author and prominent critical race theory advocate Ibram X. Kendi will headline a discussion about educating children Wednesday at an American Federation of Teachers conference — set to cover “developing anti-racist mindsets and actions” with the second-largest teachers union in America. The National Education Association recently passed a resolution pledging to “fight back” against critics of teaching the theory in schools. AFT president Randi Weingarten vowed to protect teachers who include critical race theory in their classrooms. Alamy Stock PhotoRandi Weingarten, the AFT president, said she will protect teachers who include critical race theory in their classrooms. “The backlash [to teaching about race] that you see in these radicalized circles is going to hurt kids,” Weingarten told EducationWeek in an interview.
Trump to sue Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: report
Former President Donald Trump, who was kicked off Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms earlier this year, will reportedly announce class-action lawsuits Wednesday against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Facebook also kicked Trump off its social media platforms around the same time, saying the ban would last at least through the end of his presidency. Former President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms earlier this year. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty ImagesJack Dorsey is the CEO of Twitter, which permanently banned Donald Trump following the Capitol riot. Facebook announced last month that the ban will last at least until 2023, when the decision will be reassessed.
Parents say they're running for local school boards to fight 'poisonous' critical race theory
Greg Dolan, a father of two who is running for Fox Chapel Area School director in Pennsylvania, and Amy Cawvey, a mother of three who is a Lansing School Board candidate in Kansas, told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that they are running to fight critical race theory (CRT) in their school districts. "Distorting history and threatening educators for teaching the truth is what is truly radical and wrong," Weingarten went on to say. New Business Item 39 also declares that the union opposes bans on critical race theory and the New York Times’ controversial 1619 Project – which roughly half the U.S. states have already implemented. She said she running for a seat with the Lansing School Board as a "last line of defense against the indoctrination of our children." CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPSpokespeople with the Lansing School District and the Fox Chapel Area School District did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Former San Francisco mayoral candidate on crime surge: City totally controlled by 'left-wing idealogues'
Some San Francisco retailers have been forced to close after a lack of police presence led to increased shoplifting. Richie Greenberg, a San Francisco resident and former mayoral candidate, joined Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends" to discuss the "jaw-dropping" conditions that led to the current crime rate. SAN FRANCISCO DA OFFICIAL SAYS CRIME SURGE FEARS LINKED TO RACISM"Working with our local partners to tackle violent crime is one of the Justice Department’s most important responsibilities," Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement. "There's virtually no conservative, even centrist candidates that really win, especially on the city council and our board of Supervisors. So it's up to the city council, our board of supervisors, to decide how many police are actually on the street walking the beat."
Greenwald, others pan Vice News for report on 'trauma' journalists experienced after 'surviving' Capitol riot
He also wondered if the journalists affected by the Jan. 6 riot bothered to compare their "trauma" to what WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has experienced in recent years. PBS NewsHour correspondent Lisa Desjardins told Vice News, "I’m still not sleeping like I used to, even to this day … I became kind of an insomniac." Wasson told Vice News he experienced symptoms of "post-traumatic stress disorder—depression, short-tempered irritability that led to fights with his wife over nothing. They were booing John Lewis, for God’s sake," Breshnahan told Vice News. The real Capitol trauma is that which its occupants inflict on their own country and the world," liberal journalist Aaron Maté wrote.
Liz Peek: Economic recovery has nothing to do with Biden policies
Peek went on to tell "Fox & Friends First," Wednesday, the U.S. is "just beginning to see the potential problems that have come with Biden's policies," including inflation. LIZ PEEK: The reason the economy is coming back has nothing to do with Joe Biden and everything to do with the vaccine that started to roll out even before he was president. LIZ PEEK: BIDEN IS NO REAGAN - HERE'S THE REAL REASON THE ECONOMY IS RECOVERINGConsumers had 2.5 trillion dollars of excess savings ready to be spent. And by the way, we are just beginning to see the potential problems that have come with Biden's policies. And I think those two things really can be ascribed to Biden's big rescue plan, which we did not need.
Bill McGurn on Biden's door-to-door vaccine proposal: 'Americans bristle at the idea of force'
Fox News contributor Bill McGurn sat down with "Fox & Friends First" Wednesday to discuss President Biden's recent comments about a door-to-door plan to boost vaccination number for the coronavirus vaccine. Biden fell short of his 70% goal of having US citizens vaccinated by July 4th, with only 48% being vaccinated currently. BIDEN ADMIN LAUNCHING 'DOOR-TO-DOOR' PUSH TO VACCINATE AMERICANS, SPARKS MAJOR BACKLASHBILL McGURN: Modern liberalism seems to come down to bossing people around and not letting people make their own decisions. Bill de Blasio was offering cheeseburgers. So much is based on force and Americans bristle at the idea of force.
Trump to sue Facebook, Twitter, Google over alleged censorship
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he will lead a lawsuit over alleged censorship against Twitter, Facebook and Google -- three tech companies that removed him from their platforms after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters. The lawsuit will be a class-action, with Trump as the lead plaintiff, claiming that he's been censored by the companies. "In conjunction with the America First Policy Institute, I'm filing as the lead class action representative a major class action lawsuit against the big tech giants including Facebook, Google and Twitter, as well as their CEOs." Twitter, YouTube and Facebook each barred Trump over his false claims that the presidential election was stolen, alleging that he contributed to the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. But Republicans and Trump himself have maintained that these companies are unfairly censoring conservatives, pointing to international dictators who still can post on Twitter.
AOC influence in question after Eric Adams defeats her picks for NYC mayor
She also mentioned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and said a "glass of water" with a "D" next to it could win. ERIC ADAMS WINS DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RACE FOR NEW YORK CITY MAYOR"[S]he's a wonderful member of Congress as I think all of our colleagues will attest. The comment was widely embraced by Republicans who have been trying to gauge Ocasio-Cortez's influence on a much larger scale. In the first round of voting in the primary, Ocasio-Cortez endorsed progressive candidate Maya Wiley and ranked Scott Stringer as her second choice. Neither candidate even advanced to the final round, where Adams faced off against Kathryn Garcia in a close contest.
Bill Cosby's attorney 'looking forward' to fighting Playboy mansion civil suit accusing him of assault
Bill Cosby 's attorney has issued a statement in response to a civil lawsuit brought on by high-powered attorney Gloria Allred . Ms. Bonjean looks forward to fighting the case in the courthouse where it matters - rather than at press conferences on the courthouse stairs where it doesn’t," Cosby's attorney Jennifer Bonjean's statement reads. In a press conference held after Cosby's release, Allred, who also represents accusers in various other high-profile sexual misconduct suits, said that "Mr. Cosby is not home free." The case had been stayed for trial until the conclusion of Cosby's criminal case, which took place last week with the overturning. The new case will include a second deposition under oath of Cosby, Allred said.
Lindsey Graham gives Biden failing grade on first six months as president
President Biden is receiving low marks on his first six months on the job from a former friend, as Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters Tuesday that he was “amazed at how badly” the administration is governing. On the Afghanistan troop withdrawal, Graham revealed that he intended to write a letter to Biden and the Pentagon requesting they reconsider their plans. Graham revealed that he intended to write a letter to Biden and the Pentagon requesting they reconsider the Afghanistan troop withdrawal. Getty ImagesThe US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan remains in motion, a process on which Biden placed a Sept. 11 deadline. “I don’t see any effort by the Biden administration to adjust their policies on the border,” he added.
Deroy Murdock: Dems' electric car dreams running low on battery
"When you go home and plug your car into the electric socket in the garage, where do you think that electricity comes from?" Until something huge changes, Teslas, Chevy Bolts, Nissan Leafs, and other sexy electric cars will be powered chiefly by natural gas, uranium, coal, or dams. Renewables generated just 13 percent of U.S. electricity in 2020, according to the latest Department of Energy data. Fuels the Democrat-Left hates: 87 percent. Where will e-car manufacturers acquire the scarce resources needed to build these vehicles and their batteries in the first place?
MSNBC pundit Matthew Dowd: Capitol riot was ‘worse than 9/11,’ because it continues to ‘rip our country apart’
The September 11, 2001 attacks took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, but left-wing political analyst Matthews Dowd feels the Capitol riot was "worse" because it has further divided America. NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck called Dowd’s claim "absolutely bonkers" and "offensive" to the thousands who were murdered during the Sept. 11 attacks. He left ABC this year and has been a frequent guest on left-leaning cable channels MSNBC and CNN. She eventually admitted it was unlikely she was hacked, but claimed that she didn’t recall making the offensive remarks, for which she apologized anyway. One of the blog posts encouraged readers to check out "Loose Change," a documentary on a conspiracy theory that alleges the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were planned by the United States government.
Douglas Murray slams pro-critical race theory support hinged on 'shame' and 'embarrassment'
"The Madness of Crowds" author Douglas Murray slammed American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten for threatening legal battles against anyone who reprimand teachers that lecture on critical race theory. Murray said support for CRT comes from a dishonest appraisal of American history that instills "shame" and "embarrassment." DOUGLAS MURRAY: Nobody, I think, is against the idea of having an honest appraisal of history. The thing that a lot of people are now against, a lot of American parents, is that they're against the dishonest appraisal of American history being given by the CRT crowd. You know, there used to be a story of American history that was bold and brave and encouraging, and something that people looked up to.
Conservation group pulls support for embattled Biden BLM nominee over links to ecoterrorism
A conservation group pulled its support for President Biden's embattled nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over her links to an ecoterrorist plot in 1989. Conservation group Dallas Safari Club (DSC) sent a letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., rescinding its support behind Biden's BLM nominee, Tracy Stone-Manning. The organization cited its previous letter from June in support of Stone-Manning to oversee BLM, when the group wrote Stone-Manning is " uniquely qualified " to run the government agency. MANCHIN PRESSURED TO OPPOSE BIDEN BLM NOMINEE LINKED TO ECO-TERRORIST PLOTIt was also revealed that Stone-Manning once touted her husband’s suggestion from a 2018 article to let houses caught in forest fires "burn." Manchin has been silent on whether or not he will support Stone-Manning’s nomination.
Ohio moms speak out after private school expels their children over critical race theory pushback
Two Ohio mothers spoke out Wednesday morning after their children were expelled from a private school due to the mothers pushing back against critical race theory. Gross and Gonzalez are co-organizers of the Pro CA Coalition, pushing against critical race theory being taught at Columbus Academy. I believe a lot of it is coming from The National Association of Independent Schools," Gonzalez told host Todd Piro. The school, which includes pre-K through 12th grade students, effectively expelled two of Gross' children and one of Gonzalez's. According to the moms, their coalition includes hundreds of other CA parents who are also concerned about recent changes to school materials.
Army veteran Wesley Hunt: 'Defunding' military will be next push by woke left
Army veteran and Texas congressional candidate Wesley Hunt argued on Wednesday that wokeness in the military seems like it's moving toward a "push to defund the military." He told host Pete Hegseth that he believes the left will eventually start calling for the defunding of the U.S. military. And, again, this is another push from the left to continue to divide this country based on racial lines. My sister went to West Point, I went to West Point, so did my brother. We have divided our country by trying to defund the police and I think the next push is to defund the military, defund the D.O.D.
Ex-Tesla worker alleges he was called the N-word 100 times by co-workers
A black ex-employee at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, claims he was called the N-word “approximately 100 times” and saw KKK signs and swastikas graffitied in bathroom stalls. “I was directly called n—– and n—- approximately 100 times at the Fremont factory,” Aaron Craven alleged in a sworn statement reviewed by Protocol. Another of the statements is from ex-contractor Aaron Minor, who alleged he heard Tesla employees refer to the Fremont factory as “the Plantation” and its black employees as “cotton workers,” the report said. “My understanding is that people refer to the Tesla factory as the Plantation and call employees cotton workers because Tesla treats its Black employees like slaves,” Minor reportedly wrote in his statement. Tesla was hit with a lawsuit in 2017 over the alleged discrimination at its factory in Fremont, California.
Christopher Rufo says he's outmaneuvering 'hostile media' on critical race theory: Most people 'on our side'
Manhattan Institute senior fellow Christopher Rufo slammed the "hostile media" over its coverage of the nationwide debate over critical race theory, as he has emerged as a prominent critic of the movement. Appearing on Tuesday's installment of the Ruthless podcast, Rufo began by mocking the media's efforts to attack his reporting while also conceding the "bad" things about CRT. "They have this really funny, simultaneous motion where they're attacking me with one hand but they're also retreating on the other hand," Rufo told Ruthless co-host Josh Holmes. "So we've collected hundreds of examples," Rufo said of journalists reporting on CRT. I mean, you really are training for it and you're really getting out there.
Iraq, Syria bases housing US troops attacked, 3 injured
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters and American troops foiled an attack with drones Wednesday on a base housing members of the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces said. In neighboring Iraq rockets hit a base housing U.S. troops, inflicting three minor injuries. DRONE HITS IN VICINITY OF IRAQ AIR BASE IN ERBIL WHERE US TROOPS ARE STATIONEDHe did not say whether those injured were Americans. Tension has been on the rise between U.S. troops and Iran-backed fighters after American airstrikes on eastern Syria killed six Iraqi fighters late last month in areas along the Syria-Iraq border. Hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed in northeastern Syria, working with the SDF to fight against the Islamic State group.
GOP committee to elect Republican officials at state level touts record fundraising haul
EXCLUSIVE: A GOP political organization dedicated to electing Republicans to state legislative and executive offices across the nation is highlighting what it calls a "record" second quarter fundraising haul in an off-election year. Republicans control 54% of the 7,383 total legislative seats throughout the country, according to the latest data from the National Conference on State Legislatures. And they control 61 of the nation’s 99 state legislative chambers (Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral legislature). They control 30 of the 50 state legislatures, and have total control (state house majority and control of the governor’s office) in 23 states, compared to 15 for the Democrats. The RSLC’s PAC last month launched a six-figure ad blitz targeting 13 state House Democrats it considers vulnerable.
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in his home
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home Wednesday by a group of unidentified assailants who also left his wife wounded, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced. “The president was assassinated at his home by foreigners who spoke English and Spanish,” Joseph said in a statement. Moïse was killed about 1 a.m. local time and First Lady Martine Moïse has been hospitalized, he said, adding that he is in charge of the Caribbean country. Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home by a group of assailants who also left his wife wounded. “The president was assassinated at his home by foreigners who spoke English and Spanish,” interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp: “This Bill Does Not Suppress”
Fox News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram, explains what to expect from the latest investigation into the insurrection. The Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia over its new voting rights law, The Election Integrity Act of 2021 or SB 202. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland speaks with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) about the DOJ lawsuit against his state’s voting law and why he’s defending voter I.D. President Joe Biden launched a series of missile strikes against Iranian-backed militia groups in Iraq and Syria last weekend. The Biden administration citing self-defense and that President Biden had the power to order the strikes under constitutional authority.
Os Guinness: America’s Identity of 1776 Rests on God’s Law at Sinai, Woke Ideology on the Revolution of 1789 France
We’ve come a long way and become a great nation and a great power. But with great power comes great responsibility. According to historian Os Guinness, all our struggles and founding documents have as their fuel the covenant the Israelites made with God at Mt. The only true freedom in this world has as its author, The Almighty. But Guinness goes a step further and says God’s Law is the only source of true freedom.
A Look Back At Biden’s Administration On The Foreign Front
This week, Bret revisits panel discussions over the course of President Biden’s time in office to hear how his administration has dealt with foreign affairs. Bret and the panel discuss the southern border crisis, the investigation into COVID-19 origins in the Wuhan Lab, President Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin, and more. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier
Charles Murray & The Potential Disaster Of Identity Politics
Dive into the fray with host Ben Domenech, publisher, and co-founder of The Federalist, as he welcomes Charles Murray, the author of “Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America,” “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life,” and other titles. In this conversation, Ben and Charles discuss the state of identity politics in the American mainstream, the influence of traditional media in the popularity of “wokeness,” and the wealthy “elites'” lack of respect for traditional Americans in “flyover states.”
Best of The Media Buzz Meter: Biden Gives Crime Speech As Ex-Cop Likely Winner in New York City
This ‘Media Buzz Meter’ episode originally aired on June 23rd, 2021 … Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump denying he wanted the Justice Department to go after ‘Saturday Night Live’, former police captain Eric Adams leading the NYC mayoral race and President Biden announcing his plan on combatting crime. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
A Rule Is A Rule, Even If It’s A Stupid Rule
Story #1: Will ranks his top 5 most patriotic songs, most patriotic movies, and best Presidents. Story #2 – A rule is a rule, even if it’s a stupid rule. Story #3 – College athletes are now getting paid but where does it end? Tell Will why he is right…or wrong. Twitter: @willcainInstagram: @cwillcain
Who Were The Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence?
This week, Senior Editor at National Review and Historian, Richard Brookhiser joins Abby in the classroom to help with her lesson plan on the signers of the Declaration of Independence. They discuss how the Second Continental Congress came to write the Declaration of Independence, who the signers were, and what they risked by publicly declaring independence from Great Britain. Keep up with Abby after class on Twitter: @AbbyHornacek
Guy Benson Rips The New WH Talking Point That Claims Republicans Are The ‘Defund The Police’ Party
Listen To The Full Monologue Below:On today’s Guy Benson Show, Guy gave a fiery opening monologue ripping and debunking the new White House talking point that claims that Republicans are the ‘defund the police’ party. Advocates there really the defund on the police party because they voted against this giant. This isn’t really happening in schools. Like they don’t want us to even notice what’s happening in front of our faces. And so the gaslighting in this case is to say, well, we were not for defund the police.
Leo Terrell: Kamala Harris (And You Can Ask Her Twenty Staffers) Is A Nightmare
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Leo Terrell said explained why he was not surprised by the negative coverage of Vice President Harris’ office by Politico. “Kamala Harris, and you can ask her twenty staffers, is a nightmare. And I’ll tell you right now, she is a disaster.”“I go back to the Kamala Harris/Joe Biden Democratic primary debate where she basically called him a racist. But I don’t think there’s any love between the West Wing and the Vice President. She’s would be worse than Joe Biden.
Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL): Democrats “Are Hanging On To Jan. 6th Because Their Agenda Sucks”
The Democrats are still hanging on to January 6th for dear life because the rest of their agenda sucks. In their base, they look at January 6th as if you voted not to certify, that think you shouldn’t even be in Congress. And f they choose not to, that’s really on them, it’s got nothing to do with me.”FAILLA: “No, I agree 100%. If you think the Congressional Black Caucus is hard to get into, you should try getting into Sheldon Whitehouse’s country club.”DONALDS: “Listen, man, Sheldon won’t invite me. Well, he might invite me one way, but then I’ll be the one who needs that white blazer if you know what I’m talking about.”
Trey Gowdy On The Future Of The Conservative Movement
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Former US Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC), host of Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy at 7pmET on FNC & host of The Trey Gowdy podcast joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to discuss the future of the Republican party and conservative movement. Trey Gowdy said,“If you want to build a movement that can really transform the country, if you have that deeply held set of convictions or precepts, I mean, limited federal government. Good luck convincing people, my kids age about the need for a limited federal government. I mean, if you look at Georgia, there are some people telling us that we lost Georgia because we didn’t promise enough money. It was not the argument of whether or not that citizen had actually been impacted by the pandemic economically or not.”
Johnny “Joey” Jones: If Harris Does Anything About The Border, The Squad Will Persecute Her
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Fox News Podcasts and Fox Nation host Johnny “Joey” Jones explains why he thinks VP Harris was given the assignment to fix the border crisis. “I don’t think even the most tried and true believers of the Democratic agenda that work in the media can fall for that one. I just don’t think they can. There are a lot of people that like to say Biden is not really in charge. Because if you do anything about it, your loudest base, The Squad’s going to persecute you for it.
President Biden Could Have Brought The Country Together By Giving President Trump Some Credit For The Economy Turning Around
Vance also addressed President Biden crediting the American Rescue Plan for lowering unemployment caused by the pandemic. Vance says it is a joke for President Biden to take credit for the economy and feels it was President Trump governing effectively along with the vaccines that are turning around the economy. Vance says it was a missed opportunity for President Biden to bring the country together by giving some credit to President Trump for the economic turnaroundVance also addressed deleting tweets from 2016 that were critical of President Trump. Vance says he has never hidden the fact he was critical of Trump back then and came around and believes President Trump was able to become a good president. On Afghanistan, Vance says he supports withdrawing troops and is more worried about what happens if we stay in Afghanistan for another 10 years.
Republicans Want In
This week:While House Democrats were conducting a closed-door deposition with a senior Defense Department official, about two-dozen Republicans stormed in. Republicans say the reason they took this dramatic step is because they feel the impeachment inquiry conducted by Democrats lacks transparency. Jared and FOX’s Senior Capitol Hill producer Chad Pergram break down all the drama from this week. Senate Republicans are stepping up their attacks on the Democratic held House’s impeachment probe, as the prospect of a trial in the Senate grows more likely by the day. FOX‘s Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland spoke with FOX’s National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin about the ongoing tensions in the Middle East.
Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) If We Don’t Hold Onto Kabul It Is Game Over In Afghanistan
Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and author of “2034: A Novel of the Next World War” tells Brian Kilmeade the U.S. military leaving Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan after nearly 20 years makes his heart hurt. Stavridis warns that after leaving Bagram we better hold onto Kabul Airport because if we don’t, it is game over and we would have to evacuate our embassy. Plus, Admiral Stavridis remembers former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Stavridis said he was proud to work for Rumsfeld and never met a more energetic patriot in his life. Click here to order of “2034: A Novel of the Next World War”
Endless Hill Talkathon As Panel Heads Toward Impeachment
Howie on the House Judiciary Committee continuing marathon debate on impeachment, Democrats expecting some defection on impeachment vote and Netflix dominates Golden Globes nominations. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
The Next Revolution
The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton focuses on the impact of the populist movement, both in the United States and throughout the world. TNR takes an in-depth look at several different issues impacting the government and society.
Full Episodes: War Stories
Full Episodes: War StoriesComplete episodes of the series that reveals the courage and sacrifice of the Americans who serve in our nation's military
Tesla Cybertruck to copy this GMC Hummer EV feature
The Tesla Cybertruck may have been unveiled before the GMC Hummer EV, but it will be copying one feature introduced by its electric pickup competition from General Motors. Elon Musk has confirmed in a tweet that Tesla is adding a rear-wheel steering feature to the Cybertruck to make the full-size pickup more maneuverable. The GMC Hummer EV will launch late this year with rear-wheel steering, which is capable of turning the rear wheels in either the opposite direction to the fronts to tighten its turning circle, or in the same direction to enable diagonal movement at low speeds. THE GMC HUMMER EV IS MORE LUNAR ROVER THAN MILITARY MACHINEThe Cybertruck and Hummer EV are both being advertised with at least 1,000 horsepower in their top models, the ability to accelerate to 60 mph in three seconds or less and air suspensions that can lift the trucks to provide up to 16 inches of ground clearance. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Hummer EV will be introduced with a fully-loaded model priced at $112,595, while Tesla lists the top of the line Cybertruck at $79,990 when equipped with its Full Self-Driving option.
Long Island man who hasn’t paid his mortgage in 20 years dodges eviction again
A Long Island man who hasn’t paid his mortgage in more than 20 years got another free pass from the courts this week after hiring a new lawyer. "This is the last of approximately 40 attorneys who have appeared on the eve of a hearing," exasperated Diamond Ridge lawyer Jordan Katz told the judge. "This is very typical of the defendant — he recycles lawyers to buy himself more time," said Max Sold, who works for Diamond Ridge. NEW YORK MAN GOES OVER 20 YEARS WITHOUT PAYING MORTGAGE, EVADING EVICTIONS ALONG THE WAYIn the court hearing, Friedman accused Katz of using "scandalous language." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCOVID-19 protections, which put the brakes on evictions, shouldn’t apply to Hanspal, Katz argued, because Hanspal isn’t legally occupying the house, he said.
Sen. Cotton slams NYT for suggesting the American flag is divisive
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., slammed The New York Times on "Fox & Friends" Monday for saying the American flag is a "divisive symbol," adding that Americans "should be proud of our heritage and our founding principles." SEN. TOM COTTON: Over the weekend, you saw The New York Times running a long story about how the flag, for goodness sake, is now a divisive symbol for many Americans. Look, we should be proud of our heritage and our founding principles. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNow, we haven't always achieved that practice, but our history has been one of continuingly struggling to realize those ideals. That's exactly what Dr. Martin Luther King said in his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in which he explicitly and repeatedly invoked the declaration and said that we are the – our work is the full realization of America's founding principles.
Lou Holtz: On July Fourth weekend these truths still ring true about America and we must fight for them
It didn’t mean they weren’t on a team: football isn’t a game for committed individualists. GREG GUTFELD: ANYTHING POSITIVE ABOUT AMERICA NOW HAS TO BE REIMAGINED AS HORRIBLEIt’s a lesson America could use now. My teams looked a lot like America – and they worked a lot like how America is supposed to work. What’s true of a football team is true of a country. When a football team believes that "life is 90% what happens to you, and 10% how you respond to it," it loses.
Wounded veteran stands for national anthem at NHL game: ‘If I’m able, I will stand’
Wounded Marine veteran Lt. Col. Ty Edwards managed to stand in respect for the flag during game two of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday. Edwards, a 20-year vet who was shot and wounded while deployed in Afghanistan, attended the Tampa Bay-Montreal playoff game and stood proudly while using a cane for support. "I’m just extremely grateful and honored," Edwards told co-host, and fellow veteran, Pete Hegseth. "I’m extremely grateful to them," he said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"If I’m able, I will stand," he said.
Gary Sinise: I thank God for the men and women that are willing to protect us
Actor Gary Sinise joined "Fox News Primetime" to discuss the meaning of Independence Day and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of The Gary Sinise Foundation. GARY SINISE: A couple of years ago, I wrote a book called Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, and it kind of tracks how I got into this with our military and it starts with family members in my family, World War I, World War II, Korea-era, Vietnam, a lot of veterans in my family. I ended up playing a Vietnam veteran in Forrest Gump and at that time, I had done very little. The band is a program of my foundation, The Gary Sinise Foundation, so much like when you support the USO and they send entertainment, if you support the Gary Sinise Foundation one of the things that we do is we send the band out and you can help us do that by going to GarySiniseFoundation.org. Independence from tyranny has to be fought for and protected and I thank God for the men and women that are willing to do that, and I just want to help them out.
The Ford Mustang is best-selling American muscle car this year, but it's a really close race
The American muscle car race is shaping up to be a two-model affair this year. The Ford Mustang is currently in the lead after six months with 31,950 deliveries, but the Dodge Challenger is hot on its tail at 30,148. The Chevrolet Camaro can barely see their taillights at this point, with just 9,881 finding new owners in 2021. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThat is if you don't count the electric Mustang Mach-E (note: you shouldn't), which racked up 12,975 deliveries through June. In fact, it outsold the Mustang for the first time last month 2,465 to 2,240.
Sen. Ted Cruz: Dems' 'Defund the Police' – here's their desperate ploy to escape blame for rising crime rates
It’s absurd, it’s ridiculous, and Democrats know it. Democrats have called to defund the police for over a year and have been successful in doing it. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has said "defunding the police means defunding the police" and "the fight to defund the police continues." Clarke wrote last year that a "unifying call" had emerged from the Black Lives Matter movement to defund the police. The facts are Democrats have repeatedly called to defund the police and have done so in many cities.
Nancy Mace carrying gun after death threats and vandalism at her South Carolina home
On Memorial Day, Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., woke up to a call from the police. SC REP. NANCY MACE'S HOME VANDALIZED WITH ANTIFA SYMBOLS: 'IT'S SUCH A VIOLATION OF ONE'S PRIVACY'A week after the incident, Mace posted on her personal Twitter page – "Buying another firearm. "It doesn't feel good that I feel like I have to look behind my shoulder every day. In the days after the incident, there was speculation on social media that Mace vandalized her own home, a claim the congresswoman denies. MAINSTREAM NEWS NETWORKS IGNORE STORY ON VANDALISM OF REP. MACE'S HOME"There was no empathy, there was only let's re-victimize her," said Mace.
Nebraska Gov. Ricketts calls out China, warns leftists in declaring Victims of Communism Month
Pete Ricketts has declared July to be Victims of Communism Remembrance Month and is speaking out against the actions of communist regimes throughout history and the present. In an interview with Fox News, Ricketts warned that Americans need to remember what communism has wrought, as the Chinese Communist Party is celebrating its success after 100 years in power. CHINA CELEBRATES CENETENARY OF COMMUNIST PARTY THAT KILLED TENS OF MILLIONS"The Chinese Communist Party is recognizing their 100th anniversary, and they are going to talk about all the things the Chinese Communist Party has done in a very positive light. "And China really is no different," he continued, "the Chinese Communist Party we can see till this day continues to oppress people like the Uighurs." "All these things need to be taken together," he said.
There’s A New Covid Variant. How Concerned Should You Be?
President Biden is ramping up his vaccination initiative in hopes of preventing another coronavirus spike across the U.S. from the Delta variant and the more recent Lambda variant. Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Fox News Medical contributor, Dr. Marty Makary joins today to discuss how concerned Americans should be about the threat of the new COVID-19 variants and what protocols we should take as we prepare to return to school or the office. Jesse Watters has saved the world. Watters also discusses an awkward confrontation with former Vice President Al Gore and looks back at “The Five” as it celebrates its tenth anniversary. Plus, commentary by Guy Benson, host of the Guy Benson Show.
'QAnon Shaman' has release denied by judge
A federal judge denied a request Monday to release Jacob Anthony Chansley, the self-described "QAnon Shaman" from custody. Judge Royce Lamberth said Chansley did not present any new information that had a "material bearing" on whether conditions of his release would assure he doesn’t flee. Chansley, 33, was arrested just three days after the Capitol riot and he unsuccessfully sought a pardon from then-President Donald Trump . "It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming," Chansley wrote in a note to then-Vice President Mike Pence at the Capitol. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"We are good people who care deeply about our country," Chansley wrote from jail.
McConnell slams reconciliation, set for a 'hell of a fight'
Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, said Tuesday that Democrats who are dead set on using reconciliation to pass a sweeping infrastructure package are in for a fight. McConnell, who was in Kentucky at the time, said the "era of bipartisanship on this stuff is over," according to the Hill. "This is going to be a hell of a fight over what this country ought to look like in the future and it's going to unfold here in the next few weeks. Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus on Tuesday announced their support of the $973 billion infrastructure deal proposed last month by a bipartisan group of senators. The caucus endorsed the infrastructure bill as a stand-alone bill and not tied to any reconciliation package.
Biden admin launching door-to-door effort to vaccinate Americans, causing backlash
Here's what you need to know as you start your dayBiden admin launching 'door-to-door' push to vaccinate Americans, sparks major backlashThe Biden administration is launching a new "door-to-door" effort to vaccinate Americans after falling short of its Fourth of July goal of having 70 percent of the adult population with at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. "Now we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood and often times door-to-door- literally knocking on doors, to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus," Biden said. Critics were quick to slam the new initiative on social media, including several GOP lawmakers. "It does not appear he was in any way targeted, but rather was killed because he witnessed an active crime taking place. 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.
Ingraham slams Democrats for bashing America, demonizing Independence Day celebrations
Ingraham asserted that those "who celebrated statues being ripped down last year and who wouldn't be caught dead at a Fourth of July parade this year." With a country riddled with political turmoil and social division, Democrats "define America solely around the horrors of slavery and events like January 6," Ingraham went on to say. Ingraham went on to slam Bush and other Democrat leaders for focusing on anti-America rhetoric while ignoring the massive violent crime spike plaguing cities across the nation, especially in predominantly Black neighborhoods. "There were three separate incidents, according to the St. Louis Metro Police stats of the 97 homicide victims thus far and 2021 in St. Louis, all but five were black victims." "So they return to the well of January 6 where the only person shot was an unarmed protester," she said.
North Korean defector drags Dems for comments on Americans being deprived of freedom: ‘That’s a complete lie’
American freedom ought to be respected and acknowledged by Democrats who claim there is none to be found, North Korean defector Yeonmi Park argued Monday on "FOX Business Tonight." Meanwhile, Democratic congresswoman Cori Bush tweeted on Independence Day that Black Americans are not free which Park dubbed as dishonest. "When I was in South Korea, the books that I read about Americans were actually Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama. If this country actually oppresses people and enslaves the people, how are those two women billionaires?" "In North Korea, it was actually an oppressive regime and that’s why I escaped with my life," she said.
Donovan Richards declares victory in race for Queens borough president
Incumbent Donovan Richards declared victory in the tight Democratic primary contest for Queens borough president and immediately accused rival Elizabeth Crowley of racism. Richards led Crowley by 1,044 votes — with 92,149 votes or 50.3 percent to91,105 votes or 49.7 votes for Crowley. Elizabeth Crowley was defeated by incumbent Donovan Richards, who immediately blasted her for being a racist on Twitter. But even with just a razor-thin margin, Richards blasted Crowley on social media. The razor-close race was closer than many Queens Democratic Party insiders expected.
Greg Gutfeld: We use to fight Big Brother, now Big Brother wants you to be an informant
STUDENT: I think that’s a complicated question for me. STUDENT: Like, partly, because like, I feel like there are certain topics where it’s, like, very controversial, but, like, I don’t know. STUDENT: I don’t think I can. I mean, really, what the hell was it? Big Brother eases you into becoming their informant by reminding you that "others in your situation have received confidential support."
JD Vance accuses Google of 'conspiring with' Chinese government, shirking US
"Google, right now, is actively conspiring with and working with the Chinese government," said Vance. At the same time, the 29-year-old woke idiots who work at Google refuse to allow Google to enter into contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense – this company is not a national company anymore." "It's not actually invested in the nation that allowed it to become so wealthy and powerful," Vance noted. Vance said Google and the other Big Tech firms that actively work against their own countries' values should indeed have such "special privileges" reined in. "But I think other candidates can win on some of these themes because this is where the voters are.
Bongino: Liberals 'aren't stupid,' 'deliberately' allowing a rise in crime
"Chicago: 92 shot, 16 killed -- you may say this year? Bongino added that Illinois is a prime example of liberal governance gone dangerously awry. He noted how Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted surrounding states with slacker gun laws, like Wisconsin and Indiana, and blamed them in part for an uptick in crime – in that criminals can buy firearms and traffic them back to the Windy City. It’s the same guy -- You let the little stuff go, it’s like a cancerous tumor. They are not stupid, they are deliberately doing this," he said.
Man shot while attempting to rob marijuana dispensary
The owner of an Oklahoma City marijuana dispensary shot a man who allegedly tried to rob the place while armed with two knives, reports said. The owner of Gaia’s Favor opened fire when a man tried to rob the dispensary in the northwest part of the city on Tuesday afternoon, KFOR reported. Police on the scene at the Oklahoma City marijuana dispensary. “He was out of control to the point where the store clerk and store owner who was in there felt threatened and had to protect themselves.”Police on the scene at the Oklahoma City marijuana dispensary. The shooting follows a May incident where a man was shot and killed by a security guard at another dispensary in the city.
FBI seized ‘fully constructed US Capitol Lego set’ from alleged riot leader
The FBI is building its case against an alleged lead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot one Lego brick at a time. Investigators seized a “fully constructed US Capitol Lego set” from Robert Morss, 27, along with a notebook containing instructions on how to create a “hometown militia,” court records published by The Smoking Gun revealed. The suspect allegedly led rioters in “one of the most intense and prolonged clashes” against law enforcement officials trying to contain throngs of rioters, according to the outlet. The Pennsylvania man “came prepared for violence and then repeatedly led the violent mob attacking,” prosecutors reportedly wrote. More than 500 people have been charged in the melee so far, and investigators are investigating hundreds of other suspects.
WaPo urges US to 'get serious' on COVID origins after calling Wuhan lab-leak theory 'debunked' 'conspiracy'
The Washington Post editorial board is calling on the US to "get serious" about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic after the paper previously declared the Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis a "debunked" "conspiracy theory." WASHINGTON POST ISSUES ‘CORRECTION’ ON 2020 TOM COTTON STORY CLAIMING COVID LAB-LEAK THEORY WAS ‘DEBUNKED’"The WHO is working on a Phase 2 investigation plan with its global partners. "Earlier versions of this story and its headline inaccurately characterized comments by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) "The term 'debunked' and The Post’s use of ‘conspiracy theory’ have been removed because, then as now, there was no determination about the origins of the virus." The headline was changed to "Tom Cotton keeps repeating a coronavirus fringe theory that scientists have disputed."
Tucker Carlson: If you question critical race theory, crazed ideologues will attack you and hurt your children
But the teacher’s union didn’t know this. Despite the fact THAT the teacher’s union just spelled out in a document calling for more, yes, critical race theory. … Not one white person will ever keep them from getting there. They didn’t know what was happening, or they were too afraid to speak up. OHIO PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS DENIED REENROLLMENT AFTER MONS' ‘INFLAMMATORY’ CAMPAIGN AGAINST ‘INDOCTRINATION’The people who run Columbus Academy didn’t want to hear it.
Iowa man charged after allegedly bringing loaded rifle with laser scope to Chicago hotel overlooking beach
An Iowa man was ordered held on $10,000 bail Tuesday after he allegedly had a rifle with a laser sight in a Chicago hotel room overlooking a Lake Michigan beach over the Fourth of July weekend, according to authorities. The 12th-floor room had a view of the Ohio Street Beach and Navy Pier, a tourist attraction in the city. Casteel of Ankeny, Iowa, was arrested at the hotel Sunday in possession of the rifle and a handgun, FOX 32 of Chicago reported. "The state describes you in possession in a hotel room of a rifle with a laser scope ... overlooking Ohio Street Beach," Cook County Judge David Navarro said. Brown did not say if investigators had determined why Casteel had guns in the hotel room.
Vito Fossella wins comeback GOP bid for Staten Island borough president
He’s the comeback kid of Staten Island. Former Congressman Vito Fossella won the Republican nomination for borough president of the fifth borough on Tuesday — 12 years after leaving politics in scandal. “We want to do the best possible job for the people of Staten Island. We want Staten Island to have the strongest voice possible. A Democratic hasn’t won an election for island borough president in four decades and Fossella will likely be considered the favorite in the conservative-leaning borough, despite his baggage.
Former Planned Parenthood president wants Biden to push vaccine requirements for Americans
Former Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen wrote in the Washington Post on Tuesday that President Joe Biden should mandate vaccinations, asserting that getting the jab is not an "individual decision." Wen alluded to Biden's newly-announced plan to encourage door-to-door visits to urge yet-unvaccinated Americans to get the shot, but said that it isn't enough. Wen praised the large number of colleges enforcing blanket vaccine mandates for students, recommending that Americans try to surround themselves with those who are also vaccinated. She said that Biden should "assist" more employers to institute similar mandates as well. Wen wrote that vaccinated people have a greater chance of getting infected when they are around unvaccinated people, but added that such a dynamic doesn't undermine the importance or effectiveness of vaccines.
Air Force Academy professor pushes for military academies to teach critical race theory
A Washington Post opinion piece from an Air Force Academy professor advocated that military academies should teach critical race theory. On Tuesday, associate professor of political science Lynne Chandler García published an op-ed titled "Why U.S. military academies should teach critical race theory." This was in reference to Gen. Milley’s defense of studying critical race theory back in June during a congressional hearing. JOINT CHIEFS CHAIR DEFENDS STUDY OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY: ‘I’VE READ LENIN. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGarcía neglected to reference the exact scope of critical race theory being taught in militaries as well as schools nationwide.
Hannity wants to know who's actually running the White House
Fox News host Sean Hannity started his show Tuesday asking who is in charge at the White House and noting he does not believe it is Joe Biden. TUCKER CARLSON: NOBODY THINKS JOE BIDEN ACTUALLY RUNS THE WHITE HOUSE"Not only the [United States] sees it, our enemies see it and this cannot be good for anyone. That's right, a third of voters, Joe's own party believe, Joe is not capable of executing his duties in the Office of President." Over the past few months, Russian actors have enacted ransomware attacks on the United States and China has sent warning shots as their aggression increases. "Now despite Biden's obvious everyday cognitive struggles, the media mob is suddenly unconcerned with the mental capabilities of the President of the United States."
Chris Rufo slams Raytheon for 'deeply concerning,' 'woke' training on race
Chris Rufo joined ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Tuesday to discuss reports that defense contractor Raytheon's highly controversial workplace training on race. According to Rufo, Raytheon launched what he considers a "political indoctrination" program to teach employees to plainly "judge each other on the basis of race." He revealed that the training provides specific rules for how White employees should speak to their Black colleagues. "And they even said employees should reject the principle of equality and favor equality of outcomes which is a synonym for socialism, maybe communism," he said. MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR ROLLS EYES AT CHRIS RUFO DURING CRITICAL RACE THEORY DEBATERaytheon’s training also states that White, straight, Christian men top the "oppression hierarchy" and must "step aside for minorities."
The last thing we need is a rushed, chaotic Afghanistan pullout
Remaining in Afghanistan forever never made sense, but a rushed, chaotic departure of US forces — as that took place at Bagram Airfield last week — is senseless, too. Even the facility’s new Afghan commander, Gen. Mir Asadullah Kohistani, didn’t know the Americans had skedaddled until later. “In one night, [the Americans] lost all the good will of 20 years by leaving the way they did,” one soldier told the Associated Press. But it didn’t have to enrich the extremists, who’ve captured impressive stores of US equipment, including Humvees, tanks and assault weapons. Fair enough — but surely even Biden’s folks could’ve taken care to depart without making it seem like all is already lost.
Teneo’s new chairwoman Ursula Burns a ‘longtime pal’ of ousted CEO Declan Kelly
Ursula Burns is the first black woman to helm a Fortune 500 company, the former CEO of Xerox, and now the chairwoman of the powerful strategic advisory firm Teneo. In April, Burns and Kelly even founded a buyout firm with two other partners called Integrum. According to one source, Kelly stepped away from Integrum when he stepped down at Teneo last week. On one hand, Tuesday’s appointment of Burns as chairwoman of Teneo looks like a coup for the embattled firm, industry insiders said. Ursula Burns, pictured with former President Obama, became the first black woman to head a Fortune 500 company as CEO of Xerox.
Furor over trans in LA spa proves progressives aren’t really feminists after all
But at a spa in California called Wi Spa, that safety has fallen victim to the latest intrusion of gender ideology. Wi Spa defended its policy in a statement to Fox LA, clarifying that California law “prohibits discrimination against transgender and gender-non-conforming people. Curiously, there were few other self-identified feminists among those protesting the policy allowing biological men into a traditionally female space. Women are expected to sit down buck-naked next to a similarly naked biological male — and shut up about their worries. And now the pack has turned against the women of Wi Spa, those who just want to be safe and comfortable in a women’s-only space.
Western farmers fight for fairness, businesses amid drought 'like Hurricane Katrina'
As the western United States continues to face a months-long bout with extreme drought, American farmers are feeling catastrophic effects to their livelihoods. Scorching temperatures and the absence of rain have created a depletion in feed supply for cattle farmers like Ron. Gibson retorted at the prospect of selling cattle, arguing that it would drive farmers straight out of business. But according to Moore, outdated state conservation policies have diminished water reservoir access for farmers below the delta. "Obviously, the Trump administration and the California administration did not get along.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes claimed Republicans ‘would get behind hanging Mike Pence’ if Trump proposed it
MSNBC liberal anchor Chris Hayes claimed Republicans "would get behind hanging Mike Pence" if former President Donald Trump ordered it. The conversation quickly switched to discussing what Hayes described as "Stalin-esque" appeals to former President Donald Trump from Republicans running in primaries. While Miller nodded in agreement, Anderson disagreed with Hayes’ insinuation saying, "I think there’s a lot of other complexity going on there." "The problem that all the Republicans are facing is that Donald Trump and his ilk have…Saddam Hussein-like numbers," Miller added. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn a poll reported by the Politico Morning Consult, 71 percent of Republicans maintained a favorable opinion of former Vice President Pence.
In one-party states like California, recalls are the only way to keep pols accountable
The only way to cure one-party rule is to reform the opposing party — in this case, the GOP — to be competitive. But California may be an exception to the rule, precisely because the California GOP seems unsalvageable at this point. In 2020, a year when Joe Biden crushed Donald Trump in California by nearly 30 percentage points, California voters nonetheless rejected a number of progressive ballot measures. Direct democracy in California is a necessary bulwark against the ­excesses of one-party rule, but it’s insufficient in the long run. The only lasting fix for one-party rule is two-party competition.
Defendants involved in Massachusetts standoff in court
Some of the 11 people charged in connection with an armed standoff along a Massachusetts highway last weekend, including the purported leader of the group, refused to cooperate with court authorities during their arraignments Tuesday. GROUP IN ARMED STANDOFF WITH POLICE SAY THEY'RE THE 'ABORIGINAL PEOPLE' OF AMERICA"I was seen by a probation officer," Rodriguez said. MASSACHUSETTS POLICE ARREST 11 MEN AFTER STANDOFF WITH ARMED GROUP THAT 'DOES NOT RECOGNIZE OUR LAWS'The defendants, 10 men and a 17-year-old juvenile, say they are members of a group called Rise of the Moors. The Southern Poverty Law Center says the Moorish sovereign citizen movement is a collection of independent organizations and individuals that emerged in the 1990s as an offshoot of the antigovernment sovereign citizens’ movement. The vast majority of Moorish sovereign citizens are African American, according to the SPLC.
Capitol riot 6 months later: FBI releases 11 new videos of wanted suspects
The FBI on Tuesday released 11 additional videos of suspects from the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots, six months after they transpired. The individuals in question are seen assaulting law enforcement officers as rioters breached the Capitol. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe FBI said on Tuesday that it has arrested 535 defendants hailing from all 50 U.S. states. Nearly 495 defendants have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal grounds building. About 10 people have entered guilty pleas on a variety of federal charges and are likely to face incarceration.
Lindsey Graham 'amazed at how badly' Biden's first six months have been
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters Tuesday he was "amazed at how badly" the first six months of the Biden administration has been for the U.S."The border is in chaos. Taliban forces have engaged in a recent surge of violence and have forced Afghan forces from at least 50 of the nation’s 370 districts. But Graham fears this may not be enough and will ask Biden to maintain air support for the Afghan government. LINDSEY GRAHAM CROWNS MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS, RUSSIA ‘BIGGEST WINNERS’ OF BIDEN ADMIN'S FIRST SIX MONTHS"It is not in America’s interest for the Taliban to take over Afghanistan," Graham said Tuesday. "But I don't see any effort by the Biden Administration to adjust their policies on the border," he added.
CNN's Brian Stelter skips Meghan McCain's announced exit from 'The View' on his so-called media show
CNN's leftwing media guru Brian Stelter continued his ongoing practice of avoiding the biggest media stories, this time skipping over "The View" shakeup on his so-called media program "Reliable Sources." CNN'S BRIAN STELTER IGNORED JEFFREY TOOBIN'S AWKWARD COMEBACK ON SHOW CLAIMING TO COVER MEDIA INDUSTRYThe announcement dominated social media with McCain's fans expressing well-wishes, liberals rejoicing her exit, and viewers even noticing the apparently-restrained glee on Joy Behar's face during the show. However, none of that was mentioned on Stelter's July 4th installment of "Reliable Sources," which allegedly is supposed to cover the biggest media headlines. "Reliable Sources" averaged only 786,000 viewers in June for its worst turnout during any month of 2021. "Reliable Sources" was outwatched during the quarter by everything from MeTV’s old episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" to Food Network’s "Girl Meets Farm."
Tennessee to use taxpayer funds to pay tourists $250 to visit the state
Tennessee will pay for tourists to travel to its largest cities this year – but some are questioning if the gift is the best use of taxpayer dollars. The state will fund $250 vouchers for up to 10,000 people who book two-nights at participating hotels in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, according to WKRN. Randy McNally (R) said he would have preferred to use the money for traditional marketing “rather than direct transfers of Tennessee taxpayer to mostly out-of-state recipients,” according to the newspaper. Country music star Brad Paisley is promoting the “Tennessee on Me” initiative. “The people of Tennessee are inviting you to come to Tennessee, not the governor,” Sen. Bo Watson told the Tennessean.
Brad Lander solidifies top spot over Corey Johnson in Dem comptroller primary
Brooklyn Councilman Brad Lander held on to his lead over City Council Speaker Corey Johnson with the absentee ballots factored in for the Democratic primary race for comptroller, according to unofficial results released Tuesday by the Board of Elections. Lander’s new 24,683-vote margin comes after the initial ranked-choice voting tabulation, which did not include the more than 125,000 absentee ballots, showed Lander with a 3.8 percent edge over Johnson. That identical edge was maintained with the absentee ballots counted. “Thank you New York City! Brad Lander with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed him for comptroller.
Drone hits in vicinity Iraq air base in Erbil where US troops are stationed
A drone struck in the "vicinity" of the Erbil air base where U.S. troops are housed in the northern region of Iraq Tuesday, but no injuries or structural damage have been reported, according to Pentagon officials. "We are aware of reporting of a UAS [unmanned aircraft system] incident in the vicinity of Erbil, Iraq," Pentagon Spokesperson Commander Jessica McNulty told Fox News. "At this time, initial reports indicate no structural damage, injuries or casualties." Previous reporting of rockets fired on the air base in coordination with drones was flagged as false by military officials Tuesday evening. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPA spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the operational name for the military intervention against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, took to Twitter to say a drone impacted in the "vicinity" of the Erbil Air Base around 11:15 p.m. local time.
Eric Adams wins the New York City Democratic mayoral primary: AP
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice in policing. Democrats outnumber Republicans 7-to-1 in New York City. Adams became a police officer in 1984 and rose to the rank of captain before leaving to run for the state Senate in 2006. Speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event last year, Adams complained about gentrifiers moving to the city from elsewhere. "New York City belongs to the people that were here and made New York City what it is."
New PSA advises arrest subjects to 'Comply Now, Complain Later'
A new public service announcement from the National Police Association is urging people who believe they are being wrongly arrested to "Comply Now, Complain Later" in an effort to reduce police use-of-force risks. BIDEN DOJ'S POLICE REFORM AGENDA ‘DANGEROUS’: LAW ENFORCEMENT ADVOCATESThe safe alternative is to seek legal remedy after the encounter itself. The one-minute video launched on July 1 and contains graphic bodycam video from numerous incidents in which suspects resisted arrest or attacked officers. "Adults who truly care about the young people in their lives will teach them to present as little a threat as possible to law enforcement officers," Smith said. "So just comply with law enforcement.
McConnell vows ‘hell of a fight’ over Dems’ infrastructure plan
“There is a process by which they could pass this without a single Republican. And Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has said the lower chamber will only take up the smaller-scale bill when the Senate moves on a reconciliation package. Sen. McConnell added there would be an argument over the legislation of the infrastructure plan. Drew Angerer/Pool via APThe Kentucky Republican said that the $1.2 trillion agreement would be met with support from Republicans, but sees the second infrastructure plan being pushed for by progressives as a nonstarter. This is going to be a hell of a fight over what this country ought to look like.
Federal judge who presided over Michael Cohen case dies at 68
Judge William H. Pauley III, who presided over the criminal case against ex-President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer during a tenure on the federal bench lasting more than two decades, died Tuesday after a long illness. In 2018, Pauley sentenced attorney Michael Cohen to three years in prison after Cohen pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress. “Somewhere along the way Mr. Cohen appears to have lost his moral compass,” the judge said at sentencing. Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison by Pauley. A sketch depicting Judge William H. Pauley III during the hearing of drug-company entrepreneur Sam Waksal.
Inside a $1 million Florida bathroom dripping in marble
This Calacatta gold marble stone bathroom spans 1,500 square feet — larger than most American apartments. The massive $1 million bathroom is part of a $25.5 million penthouse north of Miami’s famously luxurious Fisher Island, a billionaire’s playground often called the richest place in America. The massive $1 million bathroom is part of a $25.5 million penthouse north of Miami’s famously luxurious Fisher Island. The other $24.5 million isn’t bad eitherThe $25.5 million penthouse’s indoor space spans 9,200 square feet with an additional 6,000 square feet of terrace space, according to Matouk. The Italian marble bathroom has a wet bar, a toilet and bidet room, a jetted tub and a walk-in closet.
Larry Kudlow: ‘People would rather have a job than a tax hike’
Larry Kudlow explained how waging a tax war against businesses and investors leads to economic war against blue-collar workers on 'Kudlow.' LARRY KUDLOW: You’re really waging economic war against blue-collar, middle-class working folks who comprise the vast majority of the nearly 160 million-strong labor force. The mention of job losses reduces support for corporate tax hikes overall from 60% all the way down to 44%. I would argue periods of heavy tax hikes, like the 1930s or 1970s, produce huge job losses. But right now we’re facing a 3 or 4 trillion-dollar Biden tax hike and some very respectable sources are predicting massive job losses.
Iran says it has further enriched its uranium, drawing widespread condemnation
Iran has taken steps to enrich uranium metal to a 20 percent purity and manufacture nuclear reactor fuel, the United Nation’s top nuclear watchdog announced Tuesday. With the use of "indigenously-produced uranium" Iran will reportedly use fuel to supply the Tehran Research Reactor, but the U.S. and allied nations have called the move "worrying." BIDEN SAYS IRAN WILL NOT GET A NUCLEAR WEAPON ON HIS WATCHUranium-235 can be used to fuel nuclear power plants and nuclear reactors that run naval ships, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Iran has no credible civilian need for uranium metal R&D and production, which are a key step in the development of a nuclear weapon," the group said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThere are no set plans for direct talks between the U.S. and Iran.
Caitlyn Jenner files to intervene in Newsom lawsuit against California secretary of state
California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner on Tuesday filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit between Gov. Gavin Newsom and California’s secretary of state. Secretary of State Shirley Weber's office said it has a duty to accept timely filed documents and anything after the deadline "requires judicial resolution." Jenner accused Newsom of suing the Secretary of State to "clean up his own mistake because he did not comply with mandatory requirements of the recall election." "The people of California have a right to know why Newsom will be asking for preferential treatment if the Secretary of State will simply bow down to his demands.
Biden admin launching 'door-to-door' push to vaccinate Americans, sparks major backlash
"Now we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood and often times door-to-door- literally knocking on doors, to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus," Biden said. "The government now wants to go door-to-door to convince you to get an ‘optional’ vaccine," Rep. Lauren Bobert, R-Colo., warned. "It's NONE of the governments business knowing who has or hasn't been vaccinated," Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Az., similarly expressed. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Whoever suggested that the best way to reach remaining vaccine skeptics was to talk about going door to door should be fired immediately. It's the Beto O'Rourke of vaccine outreach," GOP strategist Matt Whitlock knocked the Biden administration.
CNN's April Ryan: Voting rights in the US have 'collapsed'
CNN political analyst April Ryan suggested during a White House press briefing on Tuesday that voting rights in the United States have virtually "collapsed." "The Grio" White House correspondent evoked the common liberal talking point while questioning White House press secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden's commitment to strengthening "the nation's oldest civil rights laws." "As voting rights is, I don’t know what you call it, collapsed? This is embarrassing for the White House and whoever is paying April Ryan now," he wrote. Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich also called out April for her misleading remark, tweeting Tuesday "White House reporter April Ryan just claimed voting rights have "collapsed," which is of course not true."
Virginia's Loudoun County school board takes Tanner Cross appeal to state Supreme Court
Byron Tanner Cross declared that he wouldn't "affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it's against my religion. VIRGINIA'S LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SILENCES PUBLIC COMMENT AFTER RAUCOUS MEETING, 2 MEN ARRESTEDOn June 8, Judge James Plowman of Virginia’s 20th Judicial Circuit Court granted Cross’ request for a temporary restraining order, effectively reversing his suspension. The school district wants to force Tanner to endorse its ideals and shut down any opposing views. The district’s appeal aims to lift the injunction so the school board can once again relieve Cross of his duties. And despite broad community opposition to the district’s transgender policy overhaul, the move is expected to pass anyway due to new requirements under state law.
NEA’s enforcing of critical race theory in schools does kids a grave injustice
America’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association, has declared war on those looking to keep critical race theory out of the schools. No matter that parents rightly object to force-feeding kids what Christopher F. Rufo rightly calls “a form of race-based Marxism”: The NEA resolved at its annual convention to fight for the right to indoctrinate, pledging to create “a team of staffers” to help teachers “fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric.”The pretense is that CRT is just a critique of “white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy . capitalism . But teaching kids that the nation and all white people are inherently racist is a destructive slur. The NEA might as well change its name to the National Propaganda Association.
Fear a friendless future and other commentary
Iconoclast: Fear a Friendless Future“Friendlessness is on the rise,” cautions The Week’s Damon Linker. Conservative: Wokeness Kills Diversity“Intellectual diversity at universities has greatly suffered,” laments Aron Ravin at National Review. “But it is not only intellectual diversity that suffers in today’s college climate. Yet the “Milton Friedman School” would argue that “the best tax collection system” is based on fair, simple and low taxes. Sociologist: The Rise of Progressive Fascism“In many ways,” warns Joel Kotkin at UnHerd, Benito “Mussolini’s ­notion of fascism has become increasingly dominant .
Biden introduces door-to-door vaccination effort
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that his administration would step up efforts to get Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 with a new program that would go “door to door, literally knocking on doors,” urging people to get the shots. During his remarks the president said that “We need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oft times, door to door, literally knocking on doors” to encourage vaccination. Those knocking on the doors will offer information about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. The administration failed to reach its self imposed goal of having 70% of the nation’s eligible people at least partially vaccinated by July 4th. President Joe Biden announced a new door-to-door COVID-19 vaccine push.
Jamal Khashoggi was leading secret double life when he was killed: podcast
Murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi was living a double life with two different women when he was executed — including one he had secretly married, according to a new podcast. News’ “Conspiracyland.”“He told me when he proposed to me, there is no one in his life,” Cengiz told the investigative podcast. Murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi had a secret wife, according to a podcast. Friends said it was not the only part of the journalist’s life that he kept a secret. When one of his sources told him that the Saudis had penetrated their communications, Khashoggi reportedly replied, “Oh gosh … May God help us.”
Psaki says there is ‘systemic racism’ in learning institutions amid Nikole Hannah-Jones UNC controversy
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that there continues to be systemic racism in “some learning institutions” in the United States, in response to a question about New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones rejecting tenure from UNC citing a history of racism. White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Nikole Hannah-Jones’ decision to decline an offer of tenure at the University of North Carolina. Nikole Hannah-Jones will not teach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill following an extended fight over tenure. AP Photo/John MinchilloPsaki stated that the students at Howard were “lucky to have her.”Psaki did not elaborate as to what learning institutions she was referring to, and did not cite any specific examples of systemic racism in American schools. The press secretary’s claim of systemic racism in the nation’s education system comes amid growing debate regarding the use of critical race theory in schools.
Washington Post finally calls for 'serious' investigation into COVID origins
The ruling Chinese Communist Party announced in May that it also would not participate or support a second phase of the WHO's investigation into COVID origins. The Post wrote that the divergent hypotheses regarding the outbreak – the lab leak theory vs. the bat transmission theory – "cry out for an investigation endowed with resources and expertise." The Post now says a commission like the post-9/11 investigation conducted by Republican former New Jersey Gov. "Many national and global calamities were later subject to bipartisan investigation," the Post wrote. Stewart questioned the zoonotic transmission theory, characterizing it as a claim akin to "a pangolin kiss[ing] a turtle."
COVID lab leak theory can't be ruled out without going into lab: Dr. Asher
Former State Department investigator Dr. David Asher spoke out Tuesday against a group of medical experts dismissing COVID-19 lab leak "conspiracy theories" in an article published in The Lancet medical journal. Asher joined "The Story" after recently testifying before House Republicans in a public hearing on the origins of COVID-19. DAVID ASHER: You can't rule out a lab leak unless you've gone into the lab and look for the leak. I mean, they won't give us access to the lab, so they'll never be able to say yay or nay definitively. The most significant one being the asymptomatic spread of it.
ABC News declares SCOTUS ruling 'delivers a blow to election rights'
ABC News offered a very skewed framing of the recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld Arizona's efforts to ensure election integrity. MAINSTREAM MEDIA MELTS DOWN OVER SUPREME COURT DECISION ON ARIZONA ‘VOTING RESTRICTIONS’However, on Sunday's Fourth of July installment of "This Week," ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz teased the subject during the show's introduction, telling viewers, "the Supreme Court delivers a blow to election rights." SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS ARIZONA VOTER FRAUD PROTECTIONSLos Angeles Times columnist LZ Granderson knocked the Supreme Court justices for being "privileged" after pointing out how they acknowledge that the voting reform bills "impact minorities." "And It's kind of shocking that right now, a lot of people don’t have the same access to votes as other Americans." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPTime Magazine correspondent Molly Ball stressed that the SCOTUS ruling was "rather limited" and had nothing to do with the closing of polling places, warned that the decision "has implications for so many other cases that are being brought."
Psaki says Howard U 'quite lucky' to have 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones
The White House weighed in on Tuesday about 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones's decision to turn down a tenure offer at the University of North Carolina and instead head to Howard University after long-simmering drama over a lifetime faculty appointment. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki praised Hannah-Jones by saying the students at Washington D.C.'s Howard University are "quite lucky" to have the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist join the faculty. NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES DECLINES UNC TENURE, ACCUSES COLLEGE OF RACISM: ‘JUST NOT SOMETHING I WANT ANYMORE’"Students at Howard are quite lucky to have her as a professor in their family," Psaki said Tuesday when asked by a reporter whether Hannah-Jones' treatment at UNC was an example of "systemic racism." "There's no question that there continues to be systemic racism in our country," Psaki said during the White House press briefing. "These last few weeks have been very dark," Hannah-Jones said in a written statement Tuesday about her decision to leave UNC.
White House launches COVID surge response teams to tackle Delta variant
President Biden on Tuesday said the White House is launching "COVID-19 surge response teams" in an effort to prevent another spike in coronavirus cases amid the rising threat from the Delta variant. "They’re going to help states," Biden said during a press event. The teams will "prevent, detect and respond" to the coronavirus cases in communities with low vaccination rates. Biden said that coronavirus cases and deaths have decreased by 90 percent since the beginning of the year. But the Delta variant has become an increasing threat and now accounts for half of all coronavirus cases.
Iran’s new president is an out-and-out monster — and enemy of minorities
The Islamic Republic of Iran is a monstrous tyranny that likes to pretend it’s a democracy. And so in a vote with historically low turnout — and all candidates pre-vetted by the unelected Guardian Council, of course — Ebrahim Raisi was “elected” president. His rise is bad news for all Iranians, especially members of religious minorities. More recently, in his role as head of the judiciary, Raisi amplified the pursuit of minority faith groups in Iran, not least the Baha’is. In the event, the vast majority of ordinary Iranians had their fill of the Islamic Republic a long time ago.
Scott Stringer sues de Blasio over ‘unacceptable’ use of emergency city contracts
City Comptroller Scott Stringer decried Mayor Bill de Blasio’s spending of $6.9 billion worth of fast-tracked city contracts, while announcing Tuesday he’d taken the mayor to court to put a stop to the “unacceptable” practice enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the Big Apple bounces back from the pandemic’s throes, Stringer wants to bring back normal checks and balances on city spending. Mayor Bill de Blasio spent $6.9 billion worth of fast-tracked city contracts. NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer announced a lawsuit against the city for COVID response contracts awarded by the city. NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer announced he is taking Mayor Bill de Blasio to court.
GOP lawmakers split over mandating COVID vaccine for US military
A pair of House Republicans traded barbs on Twitter about requiring the COVID vaccine for all US military personnel, amid a long shot push to bar The Pentagon from mandating the jab. The Defense Department does not have the legal authority to require soldiers take the COVID vaccine currently, as it was only approved by the FDA for emergency use authorization. Pfizer and Moderna continue to await full authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for their COVID vaccines, though both are widely expected to be approved for a fuller authorization. Once that occurs, DoD officials will be able to mandate the vaccine for active-duty service members. Rep. Thomas Massie has sponsored legislation to potentially prohibit a vaccine requirement for military personnel.
Andrew Cuomo’s new ‘anti-gun-crime’ push is utterly pathetic
Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday lurched for some good headlines by dropping an executive order declaring a statewide gun-violence emergency. To do that, he’d need to start working to un-do all the foolish laws passed on his watch. Instead, he’s telling the State Police to do more to cut the flow of illegal guns from out-of-state — but guns used illegally in New York are typically a decade old. His $138.7 million for “intervention and prevention” means more “violence interrupters” and social workers, not more or even better policing. New York needs its cops getting guns off the streets, and its prosecutors and judges jailing those caught with illegal firearms.
Tucson to ignore Arizona's 'Second Amendment sanctuary' law
The southern Arizona city has long tried to enforce gun laws stricter than the state’s, including mandating background checks for guns purchased on city property and destroying seized firearms. Doug Ducey signed a bill in April declaring that Arizona is a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary. Councilman Steve Kozachik introduced the resolution last month and said he believes the new state law is unconstitutional. Kozachik said his aim is to have the law "declared unconstitutional and thrown out plain and simple, so we continue to have free rein to enforce federal gun laws locally." Meanwhile, the Tucson resolution notes that the "United States Supreme Court has explicitly rejected the idea that the states can nullify federal law."
'Tucker Carlson Originals' investigates the most aggressive gun confiscation scheme in modern American history
In the latest installment of Fox Nation’s "Tucker Carlson Originals," host Tucker Carlson breaks down the decline of gun rights over the last 30 years and pinpoints specific instances of government overstep—such as the New Orleans Police Department's mass gun confiscation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Instead of cracking down on the violent criminals forming militias and plundering the city, police targeted citizens in what Carlson asserted was the "most aggressive gun confiscation scheme in modern American history." 'TUCKER CARLSON ORIGINALS' ENTERS DANGEROUS TERRITORY INVESTIGATING MS-13"A lot of people don’t think like their guns can be taken. Fox Nation programs are viewable on-demand and from your mobile device app, but only for Fox Nation subscribers. Go to Fox Nation to start a free trial and watch the extensive library from your favorite Fox News personalities.
MSNBC contributor complains of 'crisis' as Latinos move away from Democrats
MSNBC contributor Paola Ramos was lambasted after suggesting the trend of Latino voters distancing themselves from the Democratic Party is a "crisis." Research from the 2020 presidential election revealed that Hispanic voters began gravitating toward former President Donald Trump, despite his eventual loss to President Joe Biden. Trump won 38% of Hispanic voters in 2020, a 10-point increase from 2016, new analysis from the Pew Research Center found. TRUMP'S SUPPORT FROM BLACK, HISPANIC VOTERS GROWS FROM 2016"What we're seeing right now is a cultural identity crisis that we are undergoing as a community that is completely splitting and dividing Latinos," Ramos said. I believe Trump tapped into a cultural identity crisis we’re undergoing—& we need to pay attention," Ramos added on Twitter, citing the Pew Research Center.
Texas police fatally shoot man who opened fire on officers, local news crew: officials
Police in San Antonio, Texas, fatally wounded a man who opened fire on them shortly after he allegedly shot at a local news team on Monday morning, officials said. TEXAS HOSPITAL DELIVERS 100 BABIES IN 91-HOUR SPANAs officers moved in, the suspect allegedly "saw them at the screen door [and] started shooting at them," McManus said. But he saw the officers at the door, [and] started shooting at them through the door. At the time on Saturday, the man, believed to be the same person, allegedly fired his gun into the air, McManus said. San Antonio Police Department deployed a covert crew to the area to watch the house, but they ultimately determined he was not there.
White House won’t say Russia behind ransomware attack
White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to point to Russia as responsible for the ransomware attack ?that targeted hundreds of US companies — characterizing it as “disproving a negative” — amid President Biden’s recent tough talk about cyberattacks during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Because this is what we’re talking about here is ransomware attack from likely criminal actors. President Biden pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to crack down on hackers. The cyber-security firm Huntress Labs also blamed the ransomware attack on REvil. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed cyberattacks at their summit last month.
German officials arrest man suspected of being ‘double agent’ for China
A former spy for Germany’s secret service was busted on suspicion of being a “double agent” and supplying China with information for almost a decade, according to ?German officials on Tuesday. ?The 75-year-old man, identified as Dr. Klaus L.?, ?was an informant for the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) for 50 years, according to German broadcaster ARD, and began spying for the Chinese in 2010. The 75-year-old man ?was an informant for the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) for 50 years. He was paid by the Chinese for supplying the information. The report said that Klaus L. did not deny he spied for China and claimed to have revealed his contacts with the Chinese to BND.
Capitol Police chief lays out reforms on anniversary of January 6 riot
Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman laid out the strides the department has taken to enhance security at the Capitol complex on the six-month anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot — including expanding operations outside the Capitol and better coordinating intelligence sharing between agencies. She noted that intelligence sharing and working with other law enforcement agencies is a key component in their efforts to protect the Capitol campus. “It has been six months since rioters attacked the United States Capitol and our brave police officers and law enforcement partners who fought valiantly to protect elected leaders and the democratic process,” she said in a press release Tuesday. Pittman announced the changes on the six-month anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot — including expanding operations outside the Capitol and better coordinating intelligence sharing between agencies. “Those are just some of the improvements the United States Capitol Police is making, with the support of our Congressional stakeholders, in the wake of the January 6 attack,” she said.
Florida city wants review of all work done by ex-Surfside inspector
A Florida city official is calling for a review of all the local work performed by a former Surfside building inspector linked to the deadly condo-tower collapse. Former town of Surfside building officer Rosendo Prieto. “It would be irresponsible of me not to verify any project that has passed through the hands of this ex-employee of our city,” Doral Vice Mayor Pete Cabrera told WPLG. Search-and-rescue workers at the site of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida, on July 5, 2021. Officials in Doral did not detail the work that Prieto and his company did there.
Tomi Lahren: Sha’Carri Richardson Isn’t Crying Racism, Unlike “Dimwit” AOC On Her Behalf
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren praises Olympic hopeful Sha’Carri Richardson for the way she is handling her suspension for a positive drug test, unlike Democrats who are blaming racism on her behalf like AOC. But then in this case, somehow the rules matter. The rules certainly don’t matter at the border. The rules certainly don’t matter in lawless cities across the country run by Democrats. But in certain situations, when it suits them, I guess the rules matter.
Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett says fight against critical race theory in schools is 'worth it'
Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said on Tuesday that the fight against critical race theory is "worth it." The National Education Association has approved a plan to "publicize" critical race theory and dedicate a "team of staffers" to assist union members looking to "fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric." That claim is made despite evidence that critical race theory seminars are being offered to teachers and administrators and examples of CRT-themed topics are being introduced in some classrooms. "This is obnoxious behavior on the part of the teachers’ unions," Bennett continued. States are writing these anti-critical race theory laws, careful that they are not overbroad.
Pages on CRT, anti-racism and mandatory vaccine resolutions disappear from NEA website
Dozens of pages of assembly resolutions and proposed resolutions disappeared from The National Education Association's (NEA) website Tuesday, some of which included highly-controversial items on critical race theory, anti-racism, and mandatory vaccines. News organizations and activists watching the affairs of the highly-influential teachers union used the pages to keep track of the resolutions. Not all of the resolutions which were on the NEA's website and were removed passed. New Business Item 33, proposed by a delegate from Oakland, California, pushed for the NEA to call for mandatory vaccination, mask-wearing, and social distancing in schools. Heritage is one of the national groups pushing back against CRT and was specifically targeted by New Business Item 2.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes panned for amplifying Chinese state propaganda cartoon on US gun violence
MSNBC host Chris Hayes pushed a Chinese state propaganda cartoon Tuesday criticizing the U.S. over its firearms deaths, saying he was "fascinated" by how gun violence played into America's perception around the world. "Continue to be grimly fascinated by how much America's truly exceptional levels of gun violence figure in the perception of the country around the world," Hayes tweeted, with a link to a crudely drawn cartoon from thee state-owned Xinhua News. In the cartoon, two Americans toast "to freedom" on the Fourth of July while a third gun-toting man adds "of SHOOTING!" CHINA EXPANDS INFLUENCE AS IT WARNS NATIONS OF ‘BROKEN HEADS’ IF THEY INTERVENEThe Xinhua News account is labeled state-owned by Twitter. The repressive Chinese government blocks its citizens from use of Twitter and other foreign websites and platforms.
UK government pushes bill to crack down on illegal immigration, hold migrants offshore
The bill will create a new criminal offense for "knowingly" entering the country illegally as part of a number of measures to prevent illegal immigration. Illegal entry will also hurt a migrant’s asylum application, and such migrants will receive only a temporary protected status rather than a right to settle, and will be subjected to regular review of their status. The Home Office says it will also speed up removals of failed asylum seekers and better integrate refugees who are resettled. UK, FRANCE AGREE TO PLAN TO STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT BOATS ACROSS ENGLISH CHANNELHowever, despite talks, migrants have kept coming. The Times reported that more than 300 migrants arrived in the U.K. in the last weekend of June, and approximately 6,000 have arrived this year overall.
Taliban celebrate seizure of US weapons from Afghan troops
?Taliban fighters can be seen in recently released video?s? celebrating the seizure of US Humvees, tanks and assault weapons from Afghan security forces as the Biden administration begins its troop withdrawal? before the Sept. 11 deadline. More than a thousand Afghan soldiers fled across the border to Tajikistan after clashing with the Taliban in Badakhshan and surrendered their weapons. Afghan soldiers stand guard at a roadside checkpoint in Herat, Afghanistan. Miller said he fears that Afghanistan will fall into civil war once US troops are gone, noting that the Taliban are rapidly taking ground in the north. APSome countries have shuttered their consulates in northern Afghanistan following the Taliban advancement and others have scaled down operations.
NJ Devils owners replacing Trump Organization as Wollman Rink operator
The owners of the New Jersey Devils and two partners have been selected to run Wollman Rink in Central Park after the city booted its long-term operator, the Trump Organization. The firm — called Wollman Park Partners — is a joint venture among Newark, NJ-based Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, Related Companies and Equinox. Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed to terminate the city’s contracts with the Trump Organization after accusing former President Donald Trump of inciting the Jan. 6 US Capitol riot. The reconstruction of Wollman Rink in the 1980s had been an embarrassing, multimillion-dollar boondoggle for then-Mayor Ed Koch. The Trump Organization ran the Wollman Rink for more than three decades.
Rep. Michael Waltz: President Biden Pretends He Is A Loving Old Grandpa But When It Comes To Action On The Ground In Afghanistan He Is Heartless
Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL) tells Brian Kilmeade the Biden administration pulling troops out of Afghanistan is repeating the same mistakes the Obama administration made in Iraq. Waltz says that by leaving Afghanistan we will have no bases to use in the region if needed against potential adversaries like China, Russia & Iran. Waltz called out the silence from President Biden when it comes to evacuating our Afghanistan interpreters. Waltz says we have a moral obligation to take care of our interpreters after we leave and is worried about their fate because they will have a bullseye on their back from the Taliban. Waltz feels President Biden pretends like he is a caring loving old grandpa but when it comes to the action on the ground, he is heartless.
Republican policy adviser Chen enters California controller race
Lanhee Chen, an academic and former policy adviser for Republican candidates including 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, announced Tuesday he's running for California controller. The office disburses state money and has the power to audit state agencies and programs, something Chen said he'd use regularly if elected. He served as the policy director for Romney's unsuccessful race against then-President Barack Obama, helping hone the campaign's positions on everything from health care to foreign policy. Chen declined to answer whether he voted for former President Donald Trump, who lost California twice and is deeply unpopular among many of the state’s voters. While the state controller doesn't set policy, Chen said his policy background will help him bring ideas and fresh thinking to the office, including how to better provide oversight of state agencies and programs.
Clay Travis torches 'Squad' member Cori Bush's July 4th tweet: America is 'ultimate beacon of freedom'
Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush is facing backlash for her tweet claiming that American freedom is only for White people and that Black people are not free. Clay Travis, founder of Outkick.com, responded to the ‘Squad’ member's comments in an interview on "America's Newsroom." Travis pointed out that American freedom is what allowed the congresswoman to make those comments. TOMI LAHREN EVISCERATES MEMBER OF ‘THE SQUAD’ FOR BASHING THE FOURTH OF JULYCLAY TRAVIS: Congresswoman Bush, she makes $175,000 a year to represent people all over America based on taxpayer money. But there are thousands of people every single year – Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia – who are dying to get into the United States of America.
Kennedy on 'Outnumbered': 'Super-progressive' agendas making US cities less safe
"Outnumbered" panelist Kennedy called out liberal city councils for making U.S. cities "less safe" with their "activist" agendas Tuesday after a bloody July 4th weekend across America. So they come in with these platforms and they are driven to impose this super-progressive agenda, which is clearly making these cities less safe. And what we have to find is instead of an agenda, we have to find a good balance where people can coexist in cities large and small together. And with this further radicalization of city councils, there is a greater disconnect. But we do have to get back to something that will keep us together instead of dividing us apart.
UNC roasted after Nikole Hannah-Jones rejects it following school's reversal on offering tenure
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill faced intense mockery Tuesday after left-wing journalist and 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones turned down its tenure offer. After initially being denied tenure, Hannah-Jones was still offered a teaching position at the university, but declared that she would not join its faculty without being offered tenure. She, however, rejected the offer of tenure following the school's reversal last week, announcing Tuesday that she would instead accept a position as the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Reporting at Howard University. ‘1619 PROJECT’ FOUNDER LOSES TENURE OFFER AMID CRITICISM: REPORTOne critic who described himself as an alumnus said Hannah-Jones' rejection was "deeply, deeply embarrassing" for his alma mater. UNC's board of trustees decided not to approve Hannah-Jones' tenure – which effectively translates into a career-long appointment – despite support from faculty and was offered a five-year contract with the journalism school.
Shootings dip in June but have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels
June’s tally, though, is nearly double the number of shootings in June 2019, when 89 were reported. Last month, the NYPD reported 165 shootings, a drop from 205 shootings during the same month last year. Dennis A. ClarkShea and de Blasio credited the NYPD’s nearly 100 percent increase in gun arrests for the drop in shootings last month. NYPD data from last June showed gun busts were down more than 40 percent, along with arrests across the board due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea acknowledged “we know we have so much more work to do” when it comes to gun violence.
Pentagon nixes JEDI cloud contract that pitted Amazon against Microsoft
The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that it’s nixing the $10 billion cloud computing contract that it awarded to Microsoft in 2019 and that drew legal complaints from market leader Amazon. But the Pentagon said Tuesday that “due to evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances, the JEDI Cloud contract no longer meets its needs.”“With the shifting technology environment, it has become clear that the JEDI Cloud contract, which has long been delayed, no longer meets the requirements to fill the DoD’s capability gaps,” officials said in a statement. The Pentagon added that it will pursue a new multi-vendor contract called the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability. Amazon Web Services protested the Department of Defense’s decision to award the $10 billion contract to Microsoft. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesThe company alleged that former President Donald Trump’s bias against Amazon and its then-CEO, Jeff Bezos, influenced the Pentagon’s decision on the $10 billion contract.
Teneo taps former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns as chairwoman after shakeup
Former Xerox boss Ursula Burns was tapped as chairwoman of Teneo as the embattled consulting firm grapples with the resignation of CEO Declan Kelly over drunken behavior at a charity event. The ex-Xerox CEO said she will focus on improving Teneo’s culture while also maintaining and growing the firm’s illustrious roster of well-heeled corporate clients, Teneo said Tuesday. Declan Kelly resigned as CEO of Teneo after his “embarrassing” behavior at a charity event last month. She became the first black woman to head a Fortune 500 company when she was tapped as CEO of Xerox in 2009. The exec left Xerox in 2016 and later served as CEO and chairwoman of telecommunications company Veon.
Cuccinelli & Roberts: Texas tackling Biden's border crisis to save lives
SCALISE & GONZALES: BIDEN'S BORDER CRISIS — 2 THINGS THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO DO RIGHT NOWThe crisis at the border is a humanitarian one. Abbott has pledged a $250 million down payment on the border wall in the Lone Star State. Texans bear the brunt of President Biden’s negligence. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTEROne Texas county official says the border crisis constitutes a kind of invasion. Any deterrence on illegal immigration—a border wall, detention and return, criminal prosecution, the real threat of failure to cross—will save lives.
Washington state inmate escapes jail while taking out trash, sheriff says
An inmate escaped from a Washington state jail over the weekend while taking out the trash, authorities said. Carlos Camarena, a 25-year-old non-violent offender and jail trustee, brought the garbage to an outside dumpster before ripping off his white jail jumpsuit and running from the Grant County Jail around 5 p.m. Sunday, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office said. MANHUNT FOR WISCONSIN SUSPECT SOUGHT IN EX-GIRLFRIEND'S MURDER HEATS UP AFTER SUV FOUND, ACCOMPLICE ARRESTEDA jail trustee is often an inmate who is given work to perform inside or outside the jail after showing exemplary behavior inside jail, and gets along with other trustees, inmates and correctional officers. Multiple agencies quickly joined the search for Camarena, including corrections deputies, patrol deputies, the Ephrata Police Department and the Washington State Patrol. A Moses Lake Police Department K-9 was able to pick up Camarena’s trail after the jailbreak but the escapee was able to get away, the sheriff's office said.
Maryland court rejects Gov. Hogan's attempt to block federal unemployment programs
Maryland’s highest court has upheld a lower court's emergency order keeping the state enrolled in enhanced federal unemployment programs. News outlets report that Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera on Monday dismissed Gov. Larry Hogan's attempt to block the 10-day temporary restraining order a Baltimore judge issued Saturday. Unemployed residents will continue to receive federal unemployment benefits, including supplemental $300 weekly payments, through at least July 13. The Court of Special Appeals, the state’s second highest court, had rejected an appeal from Hogan and the state’s Department of Labor on Saturday evening.
'You are crazy': McAuliffe slammed for suggesting it's easier for Americans to buy a gun than to vote
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe was slammed online Tuesday after he suggested that it is easier for Americans to buy a gun than it is to vote. McAuliffe tweeted that he believes it should be easier for Americans to vote than to buy a gun, and it didn't go over too well. "Call me crazy, but I think it should be easier to vote than it should be to buy a gun," McAuliffe wrote. "Ok: ‘You are crazy,’" Texas Scorecard publisher Michael Sullivan tweeted in response to McAuliffe's tweet. McAuliffe is running to retake the Old Dominion governor’s mansion in 2022 after serving as the governor from 2014 to 2018.
Vets demand Biden take action for Afghan interpreters, other allies
Rep Seth Moulton, D-Mass., spoke at a rally on Friday to demand presidential action for American's Afghan allies, such as interpreters who took great risks to help American troops and now are being left behind as U.S. military forces withdraw from the country. For 2021, only 50 visas are authorized, while more than 17,000 eligible Afghans remain in the country. "(He) had served more than 10 years with U.S. forces in Afghanistan, (but) was erroneously denied his visa," Clippard told Fox News. Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., also says he understands the danger these interpreters face, and has been pressing for executive action. For all these veterans – Moulton, Clippard, Meijer and Barcott – this is both a matter of honor and national security.
Mom robbed of $63k in real estate scam closes on house thanks to donations from strangers
Fortunately, with the help of a local company, Verlino was able to partially recover her money and officially close on the house. Verlino also received help from her family and more than $30,000 in crowdfunding donations from strangers and community members. Verlino told Fox News Monday that’s she’s "so thankful" for everyone who stepped in. During that time, Verlino told Fox News it was "the worst thing you can go through." FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSTacher told Fox News, "On Friday, July, 2nd 2021 which was Patricia's late father's birthday we successfully closed on her new home.
Afghan interpreter who served US military 'disappointed' to face deportation amid migrant surge at border
Niazy served the U.S. military as an Afghanistan interpreter from 2007 to 2014 "when he came back to the United States." "I got a letter from the United States citizenship and immigration departments, and Homeland Security, that my application for asylum had been denied," Niazy said. When I shared that with my lawyer, he said it was material support that the United States is against it, and that’s what caused this problem." While this happens, the Afghanistan government continues to lose territory, having already left seven districts as the Taliban assumes control. Furthermore, as U.S. forces continue their withdrawal from Afghanistan, Taliban fighters have taken over dozens of abandoned bases in recent days – raising questions about the fate of 18,000 Afghan interpreters – who risked their lives to work with the U.S. government.
Capitol Police opening up new offices in Florida, California to handle threats to Congress
The United States Capitol Police (USCP) will open new regional offices in response to increased threats to members of Congress since the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, the police agency announced Tuesday. The first announced two field offices will open in California and Florida, with additional states expected in the "near future," acting USCP Chief Yogananda Pittman said in a statement Tuesday. The police reported in May that there's been a 107% increase in threats to members of Congress compared to 2020 and predicted no let-up in sight. CAPITOL POLICE: THREATS AGAINST MEMBERS OF CONGRESS INCREASED BY 107% IN ONE YEARIn response, USCP also increased staffing for its Dignitary Protection Division and enhanced its coordination with local law enforcement to protect members of Congress when they are home, the police said. "Throughout the last six months, the United States Capitol Police has been working around the clock with our Congressional stakeholders to support our officers, enhance security around the Capitol Complex, and pivot towards an intelligence-based protective agency," Pittman said.
J.D. Vance walks back Trump criticism after launching Senate bid
Vance is walking back his since-deleted tweets from 2016 criticizing former President Donald Trump — after launching his Senate bid and seeking the ex-commander-in-chief’s endorsement. “Like a lot of people, I criticized Trump back in 2016,” the venture capitalist and bestselling author admitted. Vance heavily criticized former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Speaking to Fox News Thursday after officially launching his campaign, Vance told host Tucker Carlson that he did not fit squarely into the establishment or Trumpian wings of the Republican Party. He prominently supported former Trump’s 2016 campaign.
NJ man who hurled racial slurs at neighbor hit with more charges
The white New Jersey man who was caught on camera hurling racial slurs at his black neighbor will be hit with new charges in connection to the belligerent episode, prosecutors said. Police escort Edward Cagney Mathews through a crowd of people who had gathered outside his Mount Laurel, NJ, home. Neighbor Jazmyn Jene said in a Facebook post that Edward Cagney Mathews kicked in her door. Jazmyn Jene Facebook Jene said Matthews constantly harassed her. Jazmyn Jene FacebookMatthews has denied that he was a racist and apologized for Friday’s confrontation.
The American Dream: A Look Back At Our Most Inspiring Success Stories
This week, Liz honors Independence Day by taking a look back at some of her favorite success stories where immigrants seized upon the American Dream. Follow Liz on Twitter: @LizClaman
Jesse Watters' 'How I Saved the World' hits retailer to the delight of his most liberal fan: ‘My mother cried’
"The Five" co-host and "Watters World" namesake Jesse Watters added a new bullet point to his resume on Tuesday when his first book, "How I Saved the World," hit retailers to the delight of his most liberal fan. "I think liberals will enjoy that," he said. The "Watters’ World" host has observed a lot over the years while traveling America and considers himself a "cultural anthropologist" who studies liberals. Watters noted many liberal media members only interact with conservatives during election years, when they’re dispatched to places like Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Watters has a solution: Democrats could understand conservative better by reading "How I Saved the World."
Sen. Kennedy blasts critical race theory 'fairytale' promoted by the left: 'Dumb as a bag of hair'
Senator John Kennedy R-La., spoke out on "America's Newsroom" and criticized critical race theory. LARGEST TEACHERS UNION SAYS CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS 'REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE' FOR KIDSJOHN KENNEDY: Critical race theory is a fairytale promoted by many -- not all, but many of my Democratic colleagues including the Biden White House. Critical race theory teaches that America is totally screwed. Critical race theory teaches that the primary reason that America was founded was to maintain White supremacy. In my judgment, critical race theory is cynical, ahistorical, sophomoric, insipid, and dumb as a bag of hair.
Biden admin's attempt to 'micromanage' elections will be defeated in court: Arizona AG
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told "The Faulkner Focus" Tuesday that the Biden administration is attempting to appease the far left of the Democratic Party and "micromanage" upcoming elections, as Attorney General Merrick Garland is considering more lawsuits over voting laws. So if indeed the Biden administration wants to take our state to court, I will fight them, and to quote Al Davis, "We will just win, baby." …It's going to make it much more difficult for DOJ to proceed with these publicity stunts, and let's make no mistake, that's what they are. The Biden administration is trying to appease the far left of the party, and what they are doing is shredding the rule the Department of Justice traditionally had. So shame on the DOJ, shame on the Bush administration for caving to left-wing activists.
Dean Cain slams Marvel for new 'woke' Captain America comic: Bashing USA is now 'the cool thing to do'
The "Superman" actor responded to Marvel’s recent decision to politicize Captain America, saying he’s tired of "anti-Americanism." Marvel is facing backlash for its latest comic, "The United States of Captain America," which says the American dream isn’t real. SEN. COTTON SLAMS NYT FOR SUGGESTING THE AMERICAN FLAG IS DIVISIVEIssue 1 of the new comic states: "…The first American dream is the one that isn't real. Do they go to other countries where they have to deal with governments who aren't anywhere near as fair as the United States? "Supporting the flag and the red, white and blue in the United States of America makes me a revolutionary in some terms, which I’m fine with."
MSNBC contributor rolls eyes at Chris Rufo during critical race theory debate
MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude Jr. rolled his eyes at critical race theory foe Christopher Rufo during a debate Tuesday as he expressed concerns over kindergartners being exposed to a book that attacks "whiteness." CRITICAL RACE THEORY CRITIC RIPS MSNBC'S JOY REID FOLLOWING TEACHERS UNION DECISION TO EMBRACE IDEOLOGYAs Rufo spoke, the liberal Princeton professor rolled his eyes in annoyance. Rufo responded that he was troubled by the conduct of schools teaching youngsters that "whiteness" was wrong, "but you are free to disagree." "The NEA’s militant stance on critical race theory provides much-needed clarity on the issue. CHRIS RUFO: JOY REID'S ‘CHILDISH,’ ‘UNHINGED’ INTERVIEW WITH ME BACKFIRED ON NETWORK"You can teach about slavery, discrimination and racism without using critical race theory.
Rep. Biggs slams ‘unacceptable’ limits on ICE arrests, accuses Biden admin of 'dismantling' enforcement
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., on Tuesday criticized what he described as "unacceptable" restrictions on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), accusing the Biden administration of seeking to dismantle interior enforcement with rules that limits arrests and deportations. The moves by DHS have coincided with a drop in ICE arrests and deportations. Deportations removed less than 3,000 illegal immigrants in April, and there were just 2,837 arrests by ICE in May, down from 6,070 in December. "I really am focused on it becoming a premier national security and law enforcement agency," Mayorkas told the Post . A number of states have sued to block the guidance, warning it puts states in danger from criminal illegal immigrants.
Biden needs to warn Putin if Russia doesn't take action on cyberattacks, we will: Dan Hoffman
Fox News contributor Dan Hoffman called on President Biden to mount a "strong response" to the latest Russia-linked ransomware attack on global businesses, Tuesday, reacting on "America's Newsroom" to growing pressure on the president to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin. DAN HOFFMAN: This is another supply chain hacking attack from a criminal group based out of Russia, and this serves Vladimir Putin's interests because it's damaging our economy. And we need a strong response. And we need to take that upon ourselves, take that task upon ourselves and deal with those terrorists. We need to show that we have the capability and the will to respond forcefully.
DeSantis in national spotlight as he responds to Miami condo collapse, Tropical Storm Elsa
Ron DeSantis is putting a couple hundred of his state’s National Guard forces on standby as Florida braces for a direct hit from Tropical Storm Elsa. THE LATEST FOX NEWS REPORTING ON TROPICAL STORM ELSA"It's important that Floridians don't focus on the cone. Florida’s first-term Republican governor has been smack in the middle of the national spotlight the past two weeks, from the horrific condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida to the impending tropical storm Elsa. On Saturday, DeSantis passed on attending a large rally in Sarasota, Florida, with his ally, former President Trump, as he dealt with the condo collapse and storm preparations. And that’s fueled speculation about possible national ambitions and a potential 2024 Republican presidential nomination run by DeSantis.
European watchdog warns Hungary over possible rights abuses
BRUSSELS — Recent laws introduced in Hungary regulating marriage and gender identity risk discriminating against LGBT people and should have been put to citizens for public consultation before they were passed, Europe’s top rights watchdog said Tuesday. Same-sex marriage is constitutionally forbidden in Hungary, but civil partnerships are recognized. The act declares that only married couples may adopt children unless granted special permission by the family affairs minister. The Council of Europe isn’t part of the European Union, but the opinions of the Venice Commission are taken into account by the EU’s executive branch when it weighs whether to take action against any of bloc’s 27 member countries over possible democratic backsliding. The European Commission and the EU’s parliament have already launched “rule of law” action against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government.
Ex-ICE acting director Ron Vitiello says Biden to blame for border crisis
?The former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the “root cause” of the border crisis is not to be found in Northern Triangle countries, but in President Biden’s reversal of the immigration policies of his predecessor. Ronald Vitiello called President Biden’s reversal of immigration policies the “root cause” of the border crisis. Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesBiden began rolling back former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies ?within weeks of taking office in January. “People who come up to the border and the people who are smuggled into the pipeline, they’re controlled by smugglers and cartels,” Vitiello said. REUTERS/Go NakamuraFormer President Donald Trump signs a plaque on the border wall separating the United States and Mexico.
Major bipartisan House coalition endorses $1.2T infrastructure deal
A major coalition of moderate House lawmakers is endorsing the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate, it announced Tuesday, marking a huge step forward as lawmakers wrestle with how to push the legislation through the lower chamber. “The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus strongly supports the Senate infrastructure framework, which is closely aligned with our own ‘Building Bridges’ proposal released last month,” the group said, noting their own $1.25 trillion compromise package. Getty ImagesTheir endorsement made no reference to House Democrats’ partisan infrastructure bill, which would need to be passed by budget reconciliation. Biden announced a deal last Thursday on hard infrastructure spending, made with a bipartisan group led by Sens. House Democrats have continued the process of writing the partisan legislation in the event that the Senate deal falls through.
Nikole Hannah-Jones denies tenure offer at UNC, accepts role at Howard
“Nor can I work at an institution whose leadership permitted this conduct and has done nothing to disavow it.”Nikole Hannah-Jones is the founder of the 1619 Project. Hannah-Jones said she never wanted the issue to become a national scandal and even though she was “humiliated” to be denied tenure, she accepted the five-year contract offer and vowed to keep quiet. However, the story eventually leaked to local press and the school faced mounting backlash, including legal action from Hannah-Jones’ team, and it eventually offered her tenure at the end of June. But I do not want to win someone else’s game,” Hannah-Jones wrote in the statement. “For too long, powerful people have expected the people they have mistreated and marginalized to sacrifice themselves to make things whole.
Thousands of teachers pledge to break anti-critical race theory laws
More than 5,000 educators have signed a petition vowing to break anti-critical race theory laws being considered in multiple state legislatures — as the controversial curriculum faces a reckoning in districts across the country. The Zinn Education Project launched the effort in June and singles out proposed legislation in 21 states, which the signers pledge to violate should they become law. The Zinn Education Project is funded by two 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools. Zinn Education ProjectThe National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, features the Zinn Education Project on its website. Last month the Zinn Education Project organized pro-CRT rallies in 22 cities across the country.
Biden wasn't big on White House 'trappings' in 2006
President Biden has set his sights on the White House multiple times, eventually winning in the 2020 election, but he wasn’t too keen on the White House’s "trappings" in the past. Biden actually said he did not want to live in the White House in 2006 while trying to woo the voters at the time who were in their 20s and 30s with purple "Unite Our States" martinis. "I would rather go home to Delaware and make love with my wife when the kids are gone from the house," Biden, who was a Delaware senator at the time, joked as he mixed the lavender libations, eliciting woos from the crowd. "Folks, I don’t want to live in the White House," Biden said, according to a 2006 News Journal article from journalist Jennifer Brooks. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFox News reached out to the White House to see how the president is settling into his role as leader of the free world after six months, but they did not respond by press time.
Matthew McConaughey issues 4th of July message saying America is going through 'puberty'
Matthew McConaughey celebrated the Fourth of July by reminding Americans that the country is still growing, likening it to a child experiencing puberty. The actor noted that the United States is "basically going through puberty" in comparison to other countries around the world that are, in essence, much older than 245 years. As a result, the 51-year-old wants Americans to realize that it’s OK if they’re still going through "growing pains." MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY 'COULD BE' INTERESTED IN A FUTURE RUN FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR"Hence the ‘United States,’’ he said. He ended by telling those who cannot overcome their differences with other Americans to leave the country for good.
Taliban surges as Biden pulls US troops out of Afghanistan, with experts warning of 'foreign policy disaster'
Taliban forces are gaining momentum, pushing the Afghanistan government's forces out of several districts and taking control of various weapons and military vehicles in the process, while the U.S. withdraws from the country. While this happens, the Afghanistan government continues to lose territory, having already left seven districts as the Taliban assumes control. U.S. Central Command announced Tuesday that the drawdown is more than 90% complete and handed over seven facilities to the Afghan military. "We can’t ignore the reality on the ground in Afghanistan," Ernst wrote in a Fox News op-ed. "It's sort of a public relations disaster, a physical security disaster, and a foreign policy disaster," Charles said.
Critical race theory critic rips MSNBC's Joy Reid following teachers union decision to embrace ideology
Manhattan Institute senior fellow Christopher Rufo once again took aim at MSNBC host Joy Reid over her claim that critical race theory (CRT) was not being taught in schools following the decision by the National Education Association (NEA) to promote the teaching of the controversial ideology. MSNBC'S JOY REID FLAMED FOR BEHAVIOR DURING INTERVIEW WITH CRT CRITIC: ‘NEXT TIME … CONSIDER A REAL DEBATE’"Joy Reid: Critical race theory is only taught in law schools. "Progressives such as MSNBC host Joy Reid can no longer disingenuously claim that critical race theory is only taught in law schools or that it is only a 'lens' for examining American history," he wrote in the op-ed. "The teachers union has nationalized critical race theory and committed to the full range of left-wing radicalism, including opposition to 'capitalism' and 'anthropocentrism.' Critical race theory, as I've documented in more than a dozen original reports, is being taught widely in American public schools," he told Fox.
Potential Herschel Walker Senate run in Georgia raising some GOP concerns
As former football great Herschel Walker gears up for a potential 2022 Republican Senate run in Georgia, his biggest booster is his good friend, former President Donald Trump. "Wouldn’t it be great if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia?" Run, Herschel, Run!" TRUMP URGES WALKER TO RUN FOR SENATEThanks to his strong name recognition in Georgia and the backing of Trump, Walker would be seen as the front-runner for the GOP Senate nomination. That’s why Republicans in Georgia want Herschel Walker to make up his mind a month or two ago."
New US rules to protect animal farmers expected this week
A USDA official familiar with the White House’s plan said an executive order is expected to be announced later this week that will clear the way for the new rules. The USDA also plans to review the definition of what it means for meat to be labeled a "Product of USA" under its rules. USDA officials say that today most grass-fed beef labeled as made in the country actually comes from imported cattle. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said he wants that label to accurately reflect what consumers expect when they read it. This week’s expected executive order follows an announcement earlier this spring that the USDA was planning to strengthen protections for farmers under the law and encourage more competition in livestock markets.
NY Post Editorial Board: July 4th attacks – why do liberals, media take such joy in trashing America?
Liberal politicians and commentators took special joy in celebrating July 4th by denouncing America. The Statue of Liberty was not a symbol of freedom but a symbol of hypocrisy. Hot dogs are safe for now, but give it time – considering Brandeis University is already banning the word "picnic." "Lazarus’ words are stirring, but they speak to a sense of American identity shared by only part of America. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERThen, ending in snobbery:"I went to see the original statue last month.
NJ protesters surround home of man seen on video hurling racial slurs at neighbor
NJ PROTESTORS BREAK WINDOWS AT HOME OF MAN ACCUSED IN RACIST RANTIn a video, which circulated widely on social media, Mathews repeatedly approaches his neighbor’s doorstep. At one point, he stands nose to nose with a black man and tells him to "learn your laws. When a police officer arrives, Mathews tells him to "go talk to these f—king n—–s." After the officer tells him to "cut it out, man," Mathews lets loose with a final "f—king n—–s!" As he returns for more, the officer tells him: "Cut it out, Cagney, go home."
GM killing CD players in its passenger vehicles
General Motors will no longer offer compact disc players in any of its passenger vehicles starting with the 2022 model year, GM Authority reports, so you can finally ditch the sun visor CD rack. The automaker is dropping the option on the last two models that offered in, the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana. Both of the aging heavy duty vans will only be available with auxiliary jacks and USB connectivity for external media storage devices for the 2022 model year, according to the latest ordering information. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGM truck fans can still get a vehicle with a CD player, however, but they're going to have to upsize. The feature is still an option on the automaker's medium-duty commercial trucks.
Mainstream media, Democratic lawmakers bash America throughout Fourth of July weekend
Democratic lawmakers and their allies in the liberal media had a rough time during Fourth of July celebrations this weekend, seemingly criticizing America at every turn and distancing themselves from Independence Day instead of celebrating it. Former MSNBC anchor Touré Neblett took the America-bashing even further, tweeting out "F--k Independence Day. The New York Post took notice of the alarming trend and called out the "America bashfest" that was prominent during the holiday weekend. The sharply negative media coverage mirrored several left-wing lawmakers, who also used the Fourth of July to disparage the founding of the United States. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., used the Fourth of July to rip the Declaration of Independence as only about "white men."
US oil prices hit six-year high after OPEC fails to reach deal
US oil prices jumped to six-year highs Tuesday after OPEC failed to reach a deal on oil production — raising concerns that output could fail to keep up with surging demand. The surging prices came after talks that began last week between OPEC and its oil-producing allies, known as OPEC+, fell apart. Without a new production plan, prices are likely to continue to rise, at least in the short term. The US has pushed OPEC to reach a deal that would see output rise and tame the price. The surge in oil prices came after talks between OPEC and its oil-producing allies fell apart.
Latino activist group alleges states sending law enforcement to border engaging in 'insurrection'
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is calling on President Biden to stop governors of several states from sending law enforcement officers and National Guard members to the southern border. SOUTH DAKOTA GOV. BIDEN WANTS TO SLASH NATIONAL GUARD FORCE SIZE DESPITE BUSIEST YEAR SINCE WWIIThe deployment of law enforcement and National Guard members had been requested by Abbott and Arizona Gov. Mike DeWine authorized Ohio State Highway Patrol officers to head to Texas to help law enforcement at the southern border. The National Guard members are set to head to the border later this year to provide non-law enforcement assistance to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Nikole Hannah-Jones declines UNC tenure, accuses college of racism: 'Just not something I want anymore'
She will instead be the inaugural Knight Chair in Race and Reporting at Howard University, she told "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King. UNC had initially denied Hannah-Jones tenure following backlash to her signature work, the 1619 Project, which examines the long-term consequences of slavery in America. ‘1619 PROJECT’ FOUNDER LOSES TENURE OFFER AMID CRITICISM: REPORTShe said last month that she would not become a faculty member at the UNC unless she was guaranteed tenure . "Because look what it took to get tenure," she said. Every other chair before me, who also happened to be white, received that position with tenure."
Florida condo rescuers battle gusts from approaching Tropical Storm Elsa
Moving video shows dozens of rescuers battling through powerful high winds from the fast-approaching Tropical Storm Elsa to continue searching through remains of the collapsed Florida condo building. Tropical Storm Elsa’s maximum sustained winds strengthened to 60 mph early Tuesday and could strengthen to near hurricane levels before it makes landfall. It will bring heavy rain and even a few tornadoes to south Florida, the agency said. The National Hurricane Center is warning of life-threatening storm surge along portions of the west coast of Florida Tuesday night and into Wednesday. DeSantis on Monday expanded an existing state of emergency to cover a dozen counties that span an area of Florida where Elsa is expected to make a swift passage on Wednesday.
Tesla Cybertruck to copy this GMC Hummer EV feature
The Tesla Cybertruck may have been unveiled before the GMC Hummer EV, but it will be copying one feature introduced by its electric pickup competition from General Motors. Elon Musk has confirmed in a tweet that Tesla is adding a rear-wheel steering feature to the Cybertruck to make the full-size pickup more maneuverable. The GMC Hummer EV will launch late this year with rear-wheel steering, which is capable of turning the rear wheels in either the opposite direction to the fronts to tighten its turning circle, or in the same direction to enable diagonal movement. THE GMC HUMMER EV IS MORE LUNAR ROVER THAN MILITARY MACHINEThe Cybertruck and Hummer EV are both being advertised with at least 1,000 horsepower in their top models, the ability to accelerate to 60 mph in three seconds or less and air suspensions that can lift the trucks to provide up to 16 inches of ground clearance. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Hummer EV will be introduced with a fully-loaded model priced at $112,595, while Tesla lists the top of the line Cybertruck at $79,990 when equipped with its Full Self-Driving option.
Trump-endorsed House candidate Max Miller raises $550,000 in second quarter between campaign and victory fund
Former Trump aide Max Miller, who is mounting a primary challenge to Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, raised more than $550,000 in the second quarter of 2021, a representative for his campaign told Fox News. That number, the total of Miller's campaign and victory fund, brings Miller to over $1 million raised since he announced his candidacy in late February. Trump traveled to Ohio late last month for a rally with Miller, where he condemned Gonzalez as a "sellout" and a "disgrace." Both Cheney and Kinzinger have told their supporters to donate to Gonzalez, and Cheney and Gonzalez recently formed a joint fundraising committee. Gonzalez voted for a bipartisan deal on a Jan. 6 commission but voted against a Jan. 6 select committee last week.
Surfside building collapse: Multiple lawsuits seek to get answers, assign blame
Authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the collapse of the oceanfront condominium building, which left at least 28 confirmed dead and more than 117 unaccounted for. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle pledged to bring the matter soon before grand jurors, who could recommend criminal charges or simply investigate the cause to suggest reforms. And at least five lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents who survived or are feared dead. A Surfside town building inspector had also been part of the discussions, and Goodman’s firm has given notice of plans to add the town as a defendant. One prior case with possible legal parallels involves the 2013 collapse in Philadelphia of an unbraced wall of a building that was being demolished.
Jennifer Pickens: Nancy Reagan's 100th birthday – her legacy of class, elegance and style endures. Here's why
The iconic Reagan style mixed Washington, D.C., politicos with Hollywood royalty under the exquisite eye of first lady Nancy Reagan, whose centennial we celebrate this 6th of July. If we’ve honored a country with a state dinner, it means that country is certainly in good standing with the United States." Nancy Reagan’s social events helped lead to some of the strongest alliances with foreign powers. Nancy Reagan’s social events helped lead to some of the strongest alliances with foreign powers. While Nancy Reagan’s legacy of entertaining remains unmatched at 1600 Pennsylvania, she does serve as the gold standard, and we honor her life, impact and legacy on what would have been her 100th birthday.
Some RNC staffers did not vote for Trump amid 2020 campaign power struggle, new book claims
Some Republican National Committee (RNC) officials didn't vote for then-President Trump in last November's election, according to a forthcoming book by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender. "By 2020, the RNC wasn’t merely an extension of the Trump campaign. "One major change when Stepien took over as campaign manager was the reelection campaign’s relationship with the Republican National Committee. Bender wrote that under Stepien "Ronna was often left on the outside looking in—sometimes literally. ‘I don’t give a f--k about the future of the Republican Party!’ he told Ronna inside the hotel meeting room.
Problem Solvers Caucus backs Senate bipartisan infrastructure framework
Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus announced on Tuesday announced their support of the $973 billion bipartisan deal announced last month by a bipartisan group of senators. The caucus, which is comprised of a bipartisan group of 58 representatives, said it "strongly supports" the Senate infrastructure framework that is "closely aligned with our own ‘Building Bridges’ proposal." Rep. Josh Gottheimer, a co-chair from the caucus, said the group worked with colleagues in the Senate on the framework. The caucus endorsed the infrastructure bill as a stand-alone bill and not tied to any reconciliation package. The $973 billion bipartisan deal includes money to build a national network of electric vehicle charging stations, purchase thousands of electric buses and upgrade the electrical grid.
Why Florida Is So Pivotal To American Politics
It may still be a little early to start talking about the 2022 midterm elections but a lot will be riding on it. With the Democrats only having a slim majority in both the House and Senate, Republicans are looking to flip seats and take back control. National Journal Politics Editor and FOX News Radio Political Analyst Josh Kraushaar joins to break down some of the Florida races and where the state could be leaning. Last summer, the travel industry was nearly in tatters as COVID-related restrictions and fears kept most people home. But while the travel industry booms and the overall outlook is good, there are challenges ahead.
Liz Peek: Biden is no Reagan – here's the real reason the economy is recovering
Biden being Biden, he probably didn’t understand that "afternoon in America" sounds like a country in decline. Reagan lightened the regulatory grip on the economy while Biden wants to insert the feds into every nook and cranny of our nation’s activities. Under Reagan, the growth of federal government spending fell from 4% during Jimmy Carter’s tenure to 2.5%. During his presidency the inflation rate tumbled to 4.1% from 13.5%, real growth averaged 3.6%, and real median family income increased. Reagan lightened the regulatory grip on the economy while Biden wants to insert the feds into every nook and cranny of our nation’s activities.
Ted Cruz blasts Cori Bush's 'stolen land' tweet as 'divisive lies'
Here's what you need to know as you start your dayCruz excoriates Cori Bush's 'stolen land' tweet as 'divisive lies'Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, excoriated "Squad" member Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., on Monday for her "divisive lies" in response to her controversial tweet over the weekend, which claimed that the United States is "stolen land" and that Black Americans are not "free." "Hateful, divisive lies," Cruz wrote on Monday. Bush turned heads on Sunday when she claimed in a post about Independence Day that Black people in America "still aren't free" and that the U.S. is "stolen land." "This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free." 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.
Chicago crowd sets fireworks, dances on cops cars; at least 61 arrested: report
At least 61 people were arrested Sunday in Chicago after an unruly crowd fought with officers, and jumped on cop cars at the end of Independence Day celebrations in the city, according to reports. Others in the crowd resisted orders to disperse, FOX 32 Chicago reported. 2 CHICAGO COPS SHOT WHILE BREAKING UP 4TH OF JULY CROWDS"Sunday night was a disaster," said Ald. In a separate incident, two Chicago cops were shot early Monday as police attempted to break up a crowd on the city's West Side. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMore than 90 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday evening, FOX 32 reported.
Canada begins easing some restrictions on travel, including from US
Canada’s government began lifting travel restrictions from countries including the US on Monday — the first tentative step toward a return to normalcy along the world’s longest land border between two countries. Marie, Ontario that fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents are no longer required to quarantine for 14 days upon their return. Fully vaccinated air travelers also no longer have to spend their first three days in Canada at a government-approved hotel. The US-Canada border has been shut to non-essential travel, including tourism, since March 2020 and will remain so until at least July 21. APCurrently, just 36 percent of Canadians (approximately 13.7 million people) are considered fully vaccinated, according to data compiled by CTV News.
GOP rep: Biden will own ‘ugly images’ of Afghan withdrawal aftermath
That gave squads of looters time to break into the complex and make off with items left behind in barracks and storage tents. The Bagram handover marks a major milestone in the withdrawal, which the Pentagon says will be completed by the end of August. President Biden initially announced the pullout would be accomplished by Sept. 11 of this year. President Biden vowed in April that remaining troops would be pulled from Afghanistan by September. There are about 9,000 of them, and I’ve been really pleading with the administration to come up with a plan.
This Day in History: July 6
The convention results in the founding of the Republican Party's original platform and the first slate of candidates. An anti-slavery convention is held at Under the Oaks in Jackson, Mich. The convention results in the founding of the Republican Party's original platform and the first slate of candidates. 1971: Legendary jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong dies in New York at age 69. 2018: The United States and China impose tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods in what Beijing called the "biggest trade war in economic history."
Protesters surround home of NJ man who hurled racial slurs at neighbor
Edward Cagney Mathews, 45, attempted to address the crowd of around 100 people who gathered outside his Mount Laurel home before being forced back inside by police. He was eventually escorted to a waiting SUV, and protesters threw water bottles at the vehicle as it drove away. As he returns for more, the officer tells him: “Cut it out, Cagney, go home.”Mathews was later charged with harassment and biased intimidation. WCAU NBC10 PhiladelphiaHowever, according to other neighbors, Mathews has a history of harassing non-white residents. WCAU NBC10 Philadelphia“When we first moved there, I guess he didn’t think minorities should live there, so he kicked my door in with my children there,” she said.
NJ protestors break windows at home of man accused in racist rant
A man’s racist rant captured on video prompted a crowd of protesters to gather outside his New Jersey home on Monday and demand that he leave their community. In the video, Mathews can be using the N-word and other racial slurs while arguing with a Black neighbor. Police officers stood outside Mathews’ condo in the Essex Place Condominiums Monday as a crowd of about 100 people shouted for him to come out. The officers later escorted him to a police vehicle while some in the crowd threw plastic bottles at Mathews. "He cannot be racially harassing and assaulting people, spitting on people, busting down doors, breaking windows, and writing White lives matter on stuff."
Clyburn says he can ‘absolutely’ get behind Manchin voter ID proposal
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said Sunday that he “absolutely” could support a proposed national voter ID requirement offered last month by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), despite Clyburn previously calling voter ID laws a form of “voter suppression.”“When I first registered to vote as a 21-year-old — back then, 18-year-olds could not vote — I got a voter registration card, and I always present that voter registration card when I go to vote, and that is voter ID,” Clyburn, the No. “We are always for voter ID. We are never for disproportionate voter ID,” Clyburn added. The Manchin proposal would mandate that states check for some form of ID, but allow election officials to accept documents like a utility bill as proof of identification. “One being your voter registration card.”Despite Clyburn professing to support some kind of voter ID requirement Sunday, he tweeted in October 2020 that “[l]ong voting lines”, “[c]losed polling locations” and “[v]oter ID laws” were “all voter suppression.”As recently as April of this year, Clyburn said he was “insulted” by Manchin’s effort to hammer out a bipartisan compromise on election reform issues.
Liberals, media turn July 4th into America bashfest
Liberal politicians and commentators took special joy in celebrating July 4th by denouncing America. The Statue of Liberty was not a symbol of freedom but a symbol of hypocrisy. Dismissing the Statue of Liberty as just for Europeans, he listed the various ways America has not lived up to the ideals of Emma Lazarus’ poem that is inscribed on it. “Lazarus’ words are stirring, but they speak to a sense of American identity shared by only part of America. And often, that sentiment has more to do with a flattering sense of ourselves than our actual behavior,” he writes.
How NYC became the Big Easy
Walking down Sixth Avenue or across 42nd Street these days feels more like walking down Canal Street or Poydras Street. But the Big Easy never shows a sustained sense of crisis. Mayor after mayor says he (and now, she) will cut crime, then finds a way to blame something else: poverty, guns. Until now, New York’s attitude was different: The tourist areas were safe because everywhere was safe. Carjackings in New Orleans are so common that people don’t want to stop at red lights or at gas stations.
Manhattan’s likely new district attorney has some truly radical pro-crime ideas
Alvin Bragg appears to have won the Democratic primary election for Manhattan district attorney, making him the presumptive new leader of one of the most powerful prosecutor’s offices in the nation. Unlike some progressive prosecutors, he worked with law enforcement and convicted people of crimes before taking office. That he wants the Manhattan DA’s Office to emulate the prosecutors’ offices in Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore and San Francisco should alarm the NYPD and law-abiding citizens. These are precisely the offices inviting ­violence and disorder in their cities, a veritable Murderers’ Row of prosecutors encouraging murder. Bragg tops off these detailed proposals with the usual progressive mantra of ending mass incarceration, racial disparities and police misconduct.
Lockdowns were a gift to Big Business designed to kill small biz
Small business forms the US economy’s backbone, accounting for more than 99 percent of all business entities, and before 2020, around half of growth domestic product and jobs. The Alignable report found that 37 percent of small businesses couldn’t pay their rent in full and on time. If the government actively set out to reward big businesses and punish small ones, how would it look any different? We must support small business with advocacy and our spending choices and not allow for the ­government to murder any more of them. Carol Roth is author of the new book “The War on Small Business,” from which this column was adapted.
Kamala Harris is a real-life bumbling ‘Veep’
President Biden has a problem, and her name is Kamala Harris. She made no great mistakes during her debate with Vice President Mike Pence. Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks while visiting the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America International Training Center in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday July 3, 2021. By the time she returned from her trip, it was obvious that Harris would visit the border sooner rather than later. Vice President Kamala Harris talks to the media, Friday, June 25, 2021, after her tour of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Central Processing Center in El Paso, Texas.
Biden’s ‘devout’ Catholic faith is pure gaslighting and other commentary
Media watch: Gaslighting Without End or ShameAmerican media have descended to “full-blown gaslighting to facilitate whatever the left wants,” rages Robert Knight in The Washington Times. The lies include President Biden’s “devout” Catholic faith, the nonexistence of a border crisis and — most shameless of all — the notion that it was the GOP that sought to defund police. Not mismanaged or corrupted, as electoral processes tend to be everywhere — and especially in big cities. Weiss wonders “how the Amazon drivers afraid to take a bathroom break in order to keep up with their delivery quotas would feel about that. That has forced Dems and the political press to append the adjectives “hard” or “physical” to the word “infrastructure,” making it clear that the bill that enjoys Republican support is just the one most people understand when they hear the word “infrastructure.” The public gets it.
Yale course likens US prisons to history’s most brutal regimes
Yale University is offering a course this fall that likens the US prison system to the Soviet Gulag, with one of the professors leading the course describing America as home to “one of the most brutal prison societies in human history” on social media Monday. It is thus a crucial aperture into basic questions of values and practices,” reads the online course description. The course will be led by professor Timothy Snyder and professor Jason Stanley. LinkedIn; Yale UniversityThe course will be led by Yale history professor Timothy Snyder and philosophy professor Jason Stanley. “The United States is the nation with the highest incarceration rate in the world, and has been for many decades.
Embracing critical theory, teacher’s union says they — not parents — control what kids learn
The nation’s largest teachers union has approved a plan to promote critical race theory in all 50 states and 14,000 local school districts. The union, which represents 3 million public school employees, approved funding for three separate items related to this issue: “increasing the implementation” of “critical race theory” in K-12 curricula, promoting critical race theory in local school districts, and attacking opponents of critical race theory, including parent organizations and conservative research centers. For the past month, liberal pundits and activists have insisted that critical race theory is not taught in K-12 schools. The NEA’s militant stance on critical race theory provides much-needed clarity on the issue. There is nothing more important than what happens to our children — and, as parents are quickly realizing, critical race theory is ideological poison.
Commercial landlords return to throwing lavish parties to show off office space
Commercial landlords and brokers are rolling up their sleeves and getting down to business even as naysayers anguish over Manhattan’s record-high 18.7 percent office availability rate. A sure sign of their determination — and confidence — is the return of broker parties, a time-honored lubricant of the city’s office-leasing machine. The bash to show off 545 Madison’s new features was full of “pent-up energy and demand,” Marx CEO Craig Deitelzweig said. Marx took control of 545 Madison in October 2019 after ground leaseholder Thor Equities defaulted on its mortgage. A party at 545 Madison Ave. featured a contortionist and vodka Sno cones.
CNN anchors tout 'innovative' and 'interesting' California city's proposed gun tax
Two CNN hosts eagerly touted San Jose’s new proposed gun laws that would put a tax on all legal gun owners. On Monday, CNN hosts John Avlon and Laura Jarrett discussed the San Jose's city council's decision to impose a new yearly tax on gun owners. She went on to compare the proposed tax fee to car insurance, presuming that financially penalizing gun owners could, in fact, offset the costs of gun violence. "These ordinances create a legal mandate that provides police with a lawful means for seizing guns from non-law abiding dangerous people." No clear details have been revealed on the proposed mandate regarding the exact fee towards gun owners or the methods of enforcement.
NY officials try to bar paroled murderer McCain from returning to scene of crime
A sex fiend who killed a teenage girl in Rockland County won parole on his ninth try — and now local officials are scrambling to ensure the “monster” never returns anywhere near the scene of his crime. Robert McCain, 60, is set to be sprung from prison in August, following a recent decision by the state Parole Board in connection with his murder conviction in the grisly, 1980 stabbing of 16-year-old Paula Bohovesky in Pearl River. The move followed last year’s release of co-defendant Richard LaBarbera, whose conditions of parole ban him from Rockland, where Bohovesky’s mom, Lois Bohovesky, still lives in Pearl River. “This is another in a long list of horrendous decisions by the Parole Board, releasing unrepentant murderers, rapists and cop-killers over the past couple of years,” Lawler said Monday. Both men were convicted of second-degree murder following a trial in 1981 and received maximum prison terms of 25 years to life.
‘Shampanskoye’ supply from France halted after Putin says champagne is Russian
Renowned winemaker Moet Hennessy said Monday that its champagne shipments to Russia were suspended after President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Friday saying the term "champagne" is allowed to be used only for "Russian champagne." The law has sparked controversy: Even the head of one of Russia’s major winemakers thinks the law goes too far. "For me, there is no doubt that real champagne comes from the Champagne region in France," Pavel Titov, president of Abrau-Dyurso, told RIA-Novosti. "It is very important to protect Russian wines in our market and provide them with comprehensive patronage. The French champagne industry group asked its partners to pause all Russian shipments.
US left Bagram Air Base in dead of night, didn't tell new Afghan commander
The U.S. left Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base's new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans' departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan military officials said. As of last week, most NATO soldiers had already quietly left. In just the last two days hundreds of Afghan soldiers fled across the border into Tajikistan rather than fight the insurgents. Kohistani said the Afghan military is changing its strategy to focus on the strategic districts. Ammunition for weapons not being left behind for the Afghan military was blown up before they left.
The de Blasio-Corey Johnson ‘vanity budget’
Call it $98.7 billion in proof that lame ducks only care about themselves, as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson finalized a record city budget that serves their needs at New York’s long-term expense. The so-called “Recovery Budget” will leave a mind-boggling $12 billion gap through 2025 for the next mayor and speaker to solve — and that’s if tax revenues stay strong. Empire Center budget watchdog E.J. This latest budget is 12 percent bigger than last year’s $87 billion. And his claims of investing in working people are belied by his prioritizing multimillion-dollar vanity projects.
Bagram Airfield looted as US forces slip away in the night from Afghan base
An Afghan soldier plays guitar after it was left by US troops in Bagram US air base. REUTERS/Mohammad IsmailAn Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps a watch atop a tower inside the Bagram US air base. A member of the Afghan security forces walks in the sprawling Bagram air base after the American military departed. REUTERS/Mohammad IsmailAn Afghan scrap dealer sort items which were discarded by the US forces outside Bagram Air Base. An Afghan man rests in his shop as he sell US second hand materials outside Bagram US air base.
Ohio gov sending 14 state troopers to US-Mexico border after Texas request
Mike DeWine announced Monday he was dispatching 14 state troopers to the southwestern border region in response to a request for assistance from Texas Gov. The guard members will join 115 members of the Ohio Guard’s 1484th Transportation Company who were previously deployed to the border. DeWine did not provide details of what the new Guard members’ mission would be. About 3,000 Guard members from several states are currently involved in the mission to provide security along the US-Mexico border. Asa Hutchinson has declined the request to send troopers, but has left open the possibility of sending National Guard personnel.
Fred Wilpon’s sale of New York Mets broadcast channel SNY a dud
He may have sold the New York Mets for a record price last year, but Fred Wilpon is striking out when it comes to selling the sports channel behind the Major League Baseball team, The Post has learned. Fred Wilpon, seen at left with businessman son Jeff Wilpon, isn’t having luck unloading SNY. The entity that owns exclusive rights to broadcast Yankees games, known as the YES Network, also looked and passed, sources said. “They levered against it to fund other stuff,” including the money-losing Mets, said a source who considered buying SNY and passed. At that time, Cohen could take over the broadcast rights for himself at no cost, giving him little incentive to bid for it now.
Controversial former Maine Gov. Paul LePage to run for a third term
of Maine Paul LePage announced on Monday that he was running once again for governor of the state in 2022, after previously serving two terms in the role. "Today I am officially starting my campaign for Governor of Maine," LePage said in his campaign announcement. In a jab at Mills, LePage said on Monday that Maine is on the "doorstep to failure once again" owing to unsustainable budgets and policies that favor special interests over the working class. There were also reports in 2013 that LePage told a group of Republicans that Obama "hates white people." While Maine law prohibits governors from serving more than two consecutive terms, it does not prevent them from serving additional non-consecutive terms.
Retired real-estate investor among dead in Florida building collapse
A retired real-estate investor with Brooklyn ties is among the 27 people confirmed dead in Florida’s building collapse, kin and officials say. David Epstein, 56, was pulled from the rubble Sunday, just two days after first-responders found his wife, 56-year-old Bonnie Epstein, in the debris, the Miami Herald said. “Heartbroken to share that both my parents’ remains have been recovered by the rescue teams in Miami,” Jonathan Epstein wrote on Facebook on Sunday. David and Bonnie Epstein were on the ninth floor when the building collapsed. Richard Oller, a former business partner, said the Epsteins were obsessed with the water and cherished their waterfront condo, the Herald reported.
De Blasio in deep denial about the NYC’s rising crime, need for more cops
After all, Gotham has seen shootings more than double since 2019, far worse than Chicago (up “just 59 percent” from 2019), for example. That’s why polls have consistently shown crime and public safety to be the top issue in the mayoral race. Yet the new $98.7 billion city budget adopted last week boosts the NYPD budget just $200 million, far less than last summer’s $1 billion cut, made to appease the “Defund the police” protesters. Meanwhile, the budget allots $250 million to boost “public awareness” of the cop-policing Civilian Complaint Review Board. Bottom line: Lame-duck de Blasio can’t be bothered by the public’s concerns nor the president’s guidance — let alone the simple truth.
French Senate blocks referendum on climate change
PARIS, July 5 – The French Senate has voted to block a referendum promised by President Emmanuel Macron on whether to enshrine the fight against climate change in the French constitution, it said in a statement on Monday. The Senate, the legislature’s upper house, is dominated by the opposition conservatives. In May, it watered down draft legislation requiring the constitution to “guarantee” the fight against climate change, preferring less binding wording. The clause’s original wording had been proposed by a panel of 150 citizens established by Macron to draw up policy proposals for battling climate change. A referendum requires that the lower and upper house be in agreement.
Washington Post columnist: It will be 'harder' to celebrate America's 250th birthday
A Washington Post columnist predicted that it will "harder" for the United States to celebrate the upcoming 250th celebration of America’s independence. On Friday, two days before the Fourth of July, the Washington Post published an opinion piece titled "Remember the Bicentennial? Celebrating might be even harder for America’s 250th birthday." In 2016, The United States Semiquincentennial Commission was established by President Barack Obama to properly observe the 250th anniversary. "This is going to be the most inclusive commemoration in American history," Potts said.
A Look Back At Biden’s Administration On The Foreign Front
This week, Bret revisits panel discussions over the course of President Biden’s time in office to hear how his administration has dealt with foreign affairs. Bret and the panel discuss the southern border crisis, the investigation into COVID-19 origins in the Wuhan Lab, President Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin, and more. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier
NBC News historian fawns over Biden's 'half-century' of political experience: He's made 'very few mistakes'
NBC News Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss made clear his admiration for President Biden as he praised the latter's Independence Day address at the White House and declared that we were "lucky" to have him as president. Reacting to the speech during Friday's broadcast of "Morning Joe," Beschloss fawned over Biden's "half-century" of political experience and claimed that he's made "very few mistakes" since taking office in January. NBC NEWS HISTORIAN BRUTALLY MOCKED AFTER COMPARING HAWLEY TO MCARTHY FOR POINTING ‘MENACINGLY’Beschloss praised Biden for not being overly optimistic in his speech when it came to the economy and the pandemic, claiming that a "less seasoned" politician would possibly say that everything was great and that everyone could relax. He then cited potential hardships for Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections as reason to downplay that status of the country. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBeschloss did not mention what mistakes he felt Biden had made since taking office and was not challenged by others on the show after making the claim.
Yale offering course comparing US prison system to those of Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Communist China
Starting this fall, Yale University will be offering a course comparing prison systems in the United States, the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and Communist China in the 20th century. "Incarceration is central to the understanding, if not usually to the self-understanding, of a society," reads a course description. GEORGE SOROS-FUNDED BARD COLLEGE OFFERING COURSE ON HOW TO ‘SELL’ PRISON ABOLITION ‘TO THE MASSES’Reading for the course will include first-person accounts from the Gulag and American prison, as well as scholarly works on mass incarceration. The course will also take account of prison systems in Nazi Germany and communist China. He said that sensationalist media coverage of crime in the 1990s – much like today – contributed to a "mass national panic, invariably racial."
GOP lawmakers split over mandatory vaccines for US military members
Lawmakers are torn over reports that U.S. Army members may soon be required to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Massie introduced legislation in June that would prohibit any requirement that service members receive a COVID-19 vaccination. MYOCARDITIS AFTER COVID-19 VACCINATION HIGHER IN MILITARY POPULATION THAN EXPECTED, STUDY FINDSFormer Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., added that sickness and death both negatively affect military readiness. Both Riggleman and Kinzinger have U.S. military service experience. While the cases remained rare, the study found 19 instances among 436,000 second doses administered to male military members.
Letters to the Editor — July 6, 2021
The Issue: District Attorney Cy Vance’s indictment of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg. Gary KaelinCommackIt is quite obvious that the indictment of Trump’s CFO Allen Weisselberg is nothing but a political vendetta against Trump. Weisselberg is the current sacrificial lamb who will be criminally pursued for the non-crime of affiliating with Trump. This same DA now indicts the Trump Organization’s CFO, who Vance made a show of perp-walking in front of reporters. Letters are subject to editing for clarity, length, accuracy and style.
Beware of the ‘economic transformation’ John Kerry is promising
John Kerry finally got one right last week when he said shifting to a green economy would trigger a huge “economic transformation.” Only problem: The “transformation” will make the world worse, not better. “A bigger economic transformation” is “right there at our disposal — bigger than the Industrial Revolution,” puffed the architect of the failed nuke Iran deal, now President Joe Biden’s climate envoy. What Kerry doesn’t say is that a vast number of jobs would also be destroyed. “If climate policies really were making us richer, everyone would scramble to shed fossil fuels and pile on the renewables,” notes Lomborg. Instead, climate warriors like Kerry depend on “arm-twisting” — and deceptive salesmanship — to get countries to make even small promises to move in their direction.
China ramping up Afghanistan involvement amid US withdrawal
China appears to be preparing to ramp up its involvement in Afghanistan as US troops complete their final withdrawal — with Beijing eyeing the war-torn nation for investment and influence opportunities. China has been critical of Joe Biden’s decision of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan this year. Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesThe project has included the construction of highways, railways and energy pipelines that reach to Afghanistan. The two Beijing officials were far from the only ones to speak ill of the United States with regard to Afghanistan. Chinese Ambassador to UN Zhang Jun slammed the current state of Afghanistan in a recent address.
Demolition of partly collapsed FL tower opens up new areas for search: officials
The controlled demolition of the partially collapsed Champlain Tower South Condo in Surfside, Florida on July 4, 2021. Ron DeSantis said that the controlled demolition will aid the search and rescue effort in Surfside. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty ImagesPortions of the 12-story building collapsed shortly before 1:30 a.m. on June 24, trapping nearly 150 people under tons of concrete. The site of the partially collapsed Surfside condo seen on June 27, 2021. REUTERS/Marco BelloThe site seen on July 5, after the controlled demolition of the condo building.
Rep. Maxine Waters drags the Declaration of Independence on July 4th
Rep. Maxine Waters did not appear to be the mood to celebrate this Independence Day — as she took to Twitter to drag America’s founding document, saying the Declaration of Independence is for “white men.”In a tweet, the California congresswoman said, “[T]he Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal. Only white men?”“Isn’t it something that they wrote this in 1776 when African Americans were enslaved? They weren’t thinking about us then, but we’re thinking about us now!”Waters went on to post that while the Declaration of Independence claims that it is “self evident” that “all men are created equal,” America does not have equality. Last month, Waters voted to make Juneteenth, the anniversary of the final end of slavery in the United States, a national holiday, but threw similar shade at the time. In an official statement she said, “While this is certainly welcomed, it comes 156 years late.”
DeSantis spokesperson squashes talk of beef with Trump
I’d also like to emphasize that there was never, at any time, a ‘plea’ from Governor DeSantis or anyone on his team to cancel or postpone the rally. Trump himself told Newsmax that he was the one who told DeSantis not to attend the event, saying, “We mutually agreed. Pushaw confirmed that Trump and DeSantis had spoken on the phone before the rally and she tamped down any speculation that there was beef between the two. The Florida governor faces a reelection campaign next year in a state that Trump carried in 2020 which makes his relationship with the former president key going forward. While several media outlets fueled the buzz about a break between DeSantis and Trump over the weekend, both sides of the alleged dispute say that the kerfuffle never happened.
Michigan librarian had no bias while cutting biracial girl’s hair, district says
A Michigan elementary school librarian accused of a “modern-day scalping” for cutting a biracial girl’s hair will get to keep her job, district officials said, finding that she didn’t act with racial bias. The 7-year-old girl, Jurnee Hoffmeyer, returned to her Mount Pleasant home in March with most of her hair on one side of her head chopped off. Jurnee Hoffmeyer, 7, after a classmate and a teacher cut her hair on separate occasions. They received written reprimands, district officials said. The organization accused district officials of giving the librarian a “slap on the wrist” while claiming her actions will lead to “lifelong trauma” for Jurnee.
NPR faces backlash after criticizing Declaration of Independence
On Twitter Sunday, NPR wrote, “245 years ago today, leaders representing 13 British colonies signed a document to declare independence,” before repeating the same statement about different Americans not being seen as equal. The outlet then addressed how Congress edited Thomas Jefferson’s document to remove criticism of slavery. Additionally, the outlet noted, “a racist slur about Native Americans stayed in.”Netizens quickly took note of the public outlet’s woke messaging, with “Defund NPR” beginning to trend on Twitter. One user wrote, “The biggest flaw with the Declaration of Independence is that it didn’t call for abolishing NPR.”John Trumbull’s painting, Declaration of Independence, depicting the five-man drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence presenting their work to the Congress. Universal History Archive/Getty ImagesAnother noted, “A taxpayer funded news organization attacking the Declaration of Independence on Independence Day.”Another user replied, “you people are insufferable.”Conservative media watchdog “NewsBusters” commented, “If you object to this spin, you’re ‘launching a culture war,’ not NPR.”“Nothing like state funded anti American propaganda,” one user quipped.
‘Heartbreak’ for pet owners at collapsed Florida condo tower after doomed legal bid
Pet owners who futilely sought to retrieve their animals from a partially collapsed Florida tower before it was demolished Sunday are suffering unimaginable heartache, their lawyer says. Heartbreak,” lawyer Paula Phillips told WTVJ-TV on Monday when asked about how the animal-lovers were holding up. “We didn’t want to get their hopes up with this last-ditch effort,” Phillips told the station of the pet owners. The controlled demolition of the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida, on July 4, 2021. The Champlain Towers South building collapsed shortly before 1:30 a.m. on June 24, burying nearly 150 people under tons of rubble.
Ex-acting ICE director: Root cause of border 'chaos' is reversal of Trump’s immigration policies
Former Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Ron Vitiello argued on "Fox & Friends First" on Monday that the "root cause of the chaos" at the southern border is the reversal of former President Trump’s immigration policies. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Mayorkas will travel to the Northern Triangle country on Tuesday and Wednesday and will "meet with counterparts in the government of Guatemala regarding shared priorities." "We’ve encouraged people to send or bring their children to the border and the root cause of the chaos is the reversal of the policies." The moves have led to a record surge in migrants, including unaccompanied minors, that has strained capacity at immigration facilities. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPVitiello also argued on Monday that cartels are benefiting from the migrant surge.
NYPD reviewing arrest of double-parked Brooklyn driver who scuffled with cop
The NYPD is reviewing a video that’s emerged showing an NYPD officer and a double-parked driver scuffling in Brooklyn — before the man is ultimately arrested. The officer then runs up to the car yelling, “Now, I want your license and registration,” as Torres opens the car door. I’m not even really resisting arrest,” Torres said. Police said Torres was asked to move his car multiple times but was “highly belligerent, combative and dismissive” of the request. Officer Ramon Cabral yelled at the driver to “move the car now.” NYPD Exposed YoutubeTorres was arrested and charged with resisting, obstruction, disorderly conduct for obstructing traffic and violation of local law, cops said.
Loophole allows retired NYPD Chief Terence Monahan to make $430K a year
see also NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan to retire NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan is retiring and will...Pensioners who are employed by a public benefit corporation, like the city’s economic development arm, don’t need to file a 211 waiver, according to a 1997 decision by the city’s Law Department, DCAS spokesman Nick Benson said. Protesters and Terence Monahan kneel together in Washington Square Park after the death of George Floyd on April 1, 2020. Meanwhile, a city employee said people within City Hall are “frustrated” by Monahan’s new role. “No one in City Hall wants the guy who is responsible for Mott Haven walking the halls of City Hall,” the worker said. Terence Monahan and a man hug during a George Floyd protest in NYC on April 1, 2020.
Charles Murray & The Potential Disaster Of Identity Politics
Dive into the fray with host Ben Domenech, publisher, and co-founder of The Federalist, as he welcomes Charles Murray, the author of “Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America,” “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life,” and other titles. In this conversation, Ben and Charles discuss the state of identity politics in the American mainstream, the influence of traditional media in the popularity of “wokeness,” and the wealthy “elites'” lack of respect for traditional Americans in “flyover states.”
Five big questions as the GOP tries to win back the Senate in 2022
The head of the Senate Republican reelection arm is very optimistic about his party’s chances next year of winning back the Senate majority they just lost in the 2020 cycle. SENATE GOP REELECTION CHAIR SAYS AMERICANS ‘SCARED TO DEATH’ OVER INFLATIONWill Johnson run for reelection in Wisconsin? Senate Republicans – including Scott and longtime Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell – have been vigorously courting Republican Gov. GEORGIA'S LOEFFLER ‘NOT RULING OUT ANYTHING’ REGARDING POTENTIAL 2022 SENATE RUNMany in the GOP are waiting for signals from Herschel Walker. Two military veterans who are not well-known, Kelvin King and Latham Saddler, launched Republican Senate campaigns earlier this year.
Best of The Media Buzz Meter: Biden Gives Crime Speech As Ex-Cop Likely Winner in New York City
This ‘Media Buzz Meter’ episode originally aired on June 23rd, 2021 … Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump denying he wanted the Justice Department to go after ‘Saturday Night Live’, former police captain Eric Adams leading the NYC mayoral race and President Biden announcing his plan on combatting crime. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Sen. Cruz slams Democrats ‘gaslighting,’ pinning ‘Defund the Police’ on GOP
??”?Republicans support the police and Democrats have led a campaign to defund the police. For the Biden administration to suggest otherwise is a cynical, calculated lie,” Cruz wrote in an op-ed published Monday on Fox News. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images“The facts are Democrats have repeatedly called to defund the police and have done so in many cities. It’s absurd, it’s ridiculous, and Democrats know it?,” Cruz wrote in his opinion piece. ???”?The facts are Democrats have repeatedly called to defund the police and have done so in many cities?,” Cruz said.
Nancy Mace carrying gun after death threats and vandalism at her South Carolina home
On Memorial Day, Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., woke up to a call from the police. SC REP. NANCY MACE'S HOME VANDALIZED WITH ANTIFA SYMBOLS: 'IT'S SUCH A VIOLATION OF ONE'S PRIVACY'A week after the incident, Mace posted on her personal Twitter page – "Buying another firearm. "It doesn't feel good that I feel like I have to look behind my shoulder every day. In the days after the incident, there was speculation on social media that Mace vandalized her own home, a claim the congresswoman denies. MAINSTREAM NEWS NETWORKS IGNORE STORY ON VANDALISM OF REP. MACE'S HOME"There was no empathy, there was only let's re-victimize her," said Mace.
Body of Army vet missing since 2019 found, boyfriend charged with murder
The boyfriend of a missing New Mexico Army veteran is facing murder charges after her body was discovered in Nevada, authorities said. Cecelia Barber Finona, a 59-year-old US Army vet, was last seen at her Farmington home in May 2019. A body was then discovered in Clark County, Nevada, in February and DNA testing last week confirmed it was Finona, police said. Jay, 69, who had been considered the primary person of interest in Finona’s disappearance, has been charged with murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence in her death. Finona’s daughter, Julietta Faria, told NBC’s “Dateline” in 2019 that her mother had just returned to New Mexico following a 31-year career in the Army.
Majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of border, poll shows
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that a majority of Americans disapprove of the job President Joe Biden is doing on immigration — as illegal border crossings smash records month over month creating an unprecedented crisis. The June 30th survey shows 51% of respondents are not satisfied with the president’s handling of the border crisis while 33% give him a thumbs up. Of those polled, 51% disapprove of President Joe Biden’s job of handling immigration at the US border. According to the Border and Customs Protection Agency, immigration across the US-Mexico border is at its highest in 20 years. The poll showed that 33% of Americans approve of President Joe Biden’s handling of the border crisis.
Waters cites 'voter suppression laws,' SCOTUS, George Floyd in July 4th post about equality: 'Equal to what?'
DEMOCRAT CORI BUSH SLAMS THE FOURTH OF JULY, CLAIMS ‘BLACK PEOPLE STILL AREN’T FREE'"[T]he Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal. Only white men?" Waters listed "voter suppression laws" in 17 states, possibly a reference to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice that 17 states passed laws that restrict the ability to vote. Most of these deal with absentee ballot security measures, voter ID, or updating voter registers. Waters also listed the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, who all died following or during police encounters.
Sen. Cotton slams NYT for suggesting the American flag is divisive
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., slammed The New York Times on "Fox & Friends" Monday for saying the American flag is a "divisive symbol," adding that Americans "should be proud of our heritage and our founding principles." SEN. TOM COTTON: Over the weekend, you saw The New York Times running a long story about how the flag, for goodness sake, is now a divisive symbol for many Americans. Look, we should be proud of our heritage and our founding principles. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNow, we haven't always achieved that practice, but our history has been one of continuingly struggling to realize those ideals. That's exactly what Dr. Martin Luther King said in his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in which he explicitly and repeatedly invoked the declaration and said that we are the – our work is the full realization of America's founding principles.
Chicago alderman on violent Fourth of July weekend: ‘This is a war zone’
Chicago Alderman Anthony Napolitano reacted to the violent Fourth of July weekend in his city on Monday, calling the area a "war zone," and slammed local leaders, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot, for the increase in crime. "We are averaging over 6,000 people shot over the last 18 months," Napolitano, a former Chicago police officer, noted on "Fox & Friends First" on Monday. One of the victims of this past weekend’s violence in Chicago was a 19-year-old active member of the National Guard who was shot and killed, NBC Chicago reported. Chrys Carvajal was found unresponsive on a Chicago sidewalk with gunshot wounds at around 1:25 Saturday morning, the outlet reported, citing police. Lightfoot blamed the violence in her city on several factors, including gun laws in the states and locales surrounding Chicago.
Miami condo collapse death toll rises to 27 after demolition clears way for search to resume
Search crews who resumed their work after the still-standing portion of the partially collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, was brought down using explosives Sunday night found three more bodies. The death toll now stands at 27, with 118 people still unaccounted for, Miami-Dade County officials told family members, the Associated Press reports. Concerns had developed in recent days that the still-standing portion of the building was unsafe and could have endangered search crews as they worked at the site, the AP reported. The damage to the building had officials and residents alike reviewing past communications about concerns at the building, with several surviving residents already filing lawsuits. Sunday night's razing of the remaining portion of the Surfside building will ultimately give search crews better access to other parts of the site, Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told the AP.
Taliban says foreign troops staying after Sept. 11 will be considered ‘occupiers’
The Taliban is warning any foreign troops remaining after President Biden’s Sept. 11 deadline to pull the US military from Afghanistan will be considered an “occupying force,” according to a report on Monday. REUTERSThe US has not revealed when the final troops will leave Afghanistan, but some American forces may remain to protect Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. Shaheen said diplomats, foreign civilians or members of non-government organizations left behind would not be targeted. “We are against the foreign military forces, not diplomats, NGOs and workers and NGOs functioning and embassies functioning — that is something our people need. Joe Biden has said the deadline to pull US troops out of Afghanistan is September 11, 2021.
Russian hackers seemingly behind latest ransomware attack, demand $70M
The ransomware attack hit US-based software firm Kaseya, and around 200 other global companies. Asked about the attack while in Michigan on Saturday, President Biden urged caution as US authorities narrowed down and confirmed the source of the attack. Peter Klaunzer – Pool/Keystone via Getty ImagesHe then voiced doubts from those in the intelligence community about Russia being the source of the hack. see also White House working to ‘respond’ to massive ransomware attack A massive ransomware attack that affected thousands of victims continued...Ransomware and other cyber attacks have skyrocketed in recent months, as US foes worldwide — unable to successfully take on America’s armed forces — turned their attention to our weaker digital defenses. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called President Joe Biden “weak against” Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Moderate Senate Dems still undecided on Biden's ATF pick, nomination at risk
That means there is a significant chance Chipman's nomination could come down to a handful of Democrats, like Sen. John Tester of Montana. Manchin was asked about Chipman's nomination last month and acknowledged that "there's a lot of controversy," according to Politico. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, who represents the other major Republican swing vote after Collins, has not announced a position on Chipman's nomination. Manchin announced his opposition to Tanden after her confirmation hearing and before her committee vote, largely citing her caustic Twitter history that included broadsides against a number of senators. It's unclear exactly when Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., will bring Chipman's nomination to the floor, but it is likely to happen this month.
Michael Goodwin: Dems' crime surge – here's the reason safety and policing finally have their attention
Her fatuous attempt to flip reality on its head relied on GOP resistance to another multitrillion-dollar Biden administration boondoggle. A boondoggle, by the way, that has nothing to do with police or crime. Yet here, those same voters chose Adams in big numbers and cited growing crime in their neighborhoods as the reason. Consider that the number of murders in New York in recent years committed by legal gun owners is ­effectively zero. In truth, the problem with cities isn’t guns, racism or climate change.
Biden gun and police policies threaten Democrats' 2022 midterm prospects
While many progressive Democrats have called for sweeping budget cuts for police, Biden’s plan encourages cities to use COVID-19 relief funds to hire more officers, among other measures. "This surge and the forces on the far-left talking about defunding the police feed into the suspicious that Democrats are simply not serious about combating crime." But Second Amendment advocates seized on the gun control measures included in Biden’s anti-crime plan, accusing the president of misrepresenting the crime wave's root cause. Some top Democrats, including members of the Biden administration, have already begun efforts to deflect GOP efforts at painting the Democratic Party as the party of "defund the police." But the Democratic Party may need prominent progressives, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to adjust their rhetoric as well, according to Kevin Walling, a Democratic campaign strategist and former Biden campaign surrogate.
Former Rep. Allen West launches GOP primary challenge against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
Saying that he can no longer "sit on the sidelines," Allen West on Sunday announced a run for Texas governor, launching a primary challenge against Republican Gov. Abbott, the former state attorney general, is running next year for a third four-year term steering Texas. He signed into law bills restricting the teaching of critical race theory in his state and allowing Texas to carry weapons without a license. Last week he grabbed national headlines as joined Trump for an event at a unfinished portion of the border wall in Texas. It’s the silly season in Texas because the legislative session’s over and lots of people have lots of dreams."
Sen. Ted Cruz: Dems' 'Defund the Police' – here's their desperate ploy to escape blame for rising crime rates
It’s absurd, it’s ridiculous, and Democrats know it. Democrats have called to defund the police for over a year and have been successful in doing it. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has said "defunding the police means defunding the police" and "the fight to defund the police continues." Clarke wrote last year that a "unifying call" had emerged from the Black Lives Matter movement to defund the police. The facts are Democrats have repeatedly called to defund the police and have done so in many cities.
Lou Holtz: On July Fourth weekend these truths still ring true about America and we must fight for them
It didn’t mean they weren’t on a team: football isn’t a game for committed individualists. GREG GUTFELD: ANYTHING POSITIVE ABOUT AMERICA NOW HAS TO BE REIMAGINED AS HORRIBLEIt’s a lesson America could use now. My teams looked a lot like America – and they worked a lot like how America is supposed to work. What’s true of a football team is true of a country. When a football team believes that "life is 90% what happens to you, and 10% how you respond to it," it loses.
A Rule Is A Rule, Even If It’s A Stupid Rule
Story #1: Will ranks his top 5 most patriotic songs, most patriotic movies, and best Presidents. Story #2 – A rule is a rule, even if it’s a stupid rule. Story #3 – College athletes are now getting paid but where does it end? Tell Will why he is right…or wrong. Twitter: @willcainInstagram: @cwillcain
Judge denies Florida pet advocate's request to search for missing animals prior to condo demolition: report
In an emergency hearing, a judge in Florida on Sunday night denied a pet advocate’s request to search for missing animals inside the partially collapsed Surfside condo building before the standing portion of the building was demolished, according to a report. The decision by Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Michael Hanzman was a disappointment to Stacey Karron, 57, who volunteers to rescue animals, the newspaper reported. "My goal was just to go down there and try and rescue any pets if I was allowed," Karron said. She also agreed not to remove any items from the building and to keep her search focused strictly on her missing cat, the document said. It was unclear at the time how many total pets may have gone missing in the collapse.
Surfside condo building’s standing portion brought down with explosives
The still-standing portion of the partially collapsed condo building in Surfside, Florida, was brought down using explosives Sunday night. Concerns had developed in recent days that the still-standing portion of the building was unsafe and could have endangered search crews as they worked at the site, the AP reported. The damage to the building had officials and residents alike reviewing past communications about concerns at the building, with several surviving residents already filing lawsuits. Sunday night's razing of the remaining portion of the Surfside building will ultimately give search crews better access to other parts of the site, Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah told the AP. Crews had planned to place the explosives in the basement and lobby levels of the structure, officials said prior to the blast, in a process called "energetic felling," the AP reported.
Remaining portion of Florida condo leveled in controlled demolition
The precarious, remaining portion of a collapsed Florida condo building was demolished Sunday night — clearing the way for rescue teams to resume their search for any possible survivors. The timing of the demolition of the unstable structure was announced just hours earlier by Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, who said bringing the building down is necessary for work to continue at the site. Over 24 people are confirmed dead from the June 24 collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside — and 121 people remain missing. AP Photo/Lynne SladkyRescuers will await the “all-clear” after the demolition and then immediately get back to work, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a briefing earlier Sunday. We are ready to go in, no matter the time of night,” Cava said.
NYPD releases chilling video of NYC home break-in amid historic crime wave
New York City police have released a chilling video showing a suspect breaking into a Manhattan residence and having a look around. The break-in happened June 24 just before 1:15 a.m. in the vicinity of Central Park West and West 89th Street, the NYPD says. A home surveillance camera shows the suspect creeping across the foyer of the residence with a door left ajar behind him. DEROY MURDOCK: DEMS’ DEFUND POLICE POLICIES – INSTEAD OF DEFLECTING BLAME TO GOP, HERE’S WHAT THEY SHOULD DOThe alleged break-in comes amid a historic uptick in crime in the Big Apple. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe most dramatic increases, however, are in shooting incidents and sex crimes – up 36.3% and 25%, respectively.
McConaughey says America ‘going through puberty’ in bizarre July 4 message
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey briefly channeled his signature character Wooderson from “Dazed and Confused” Sunday while delivering Independence Day wishes on social media, saying that America was “basically going through puberty” compared to other nations. “We’re basically going through puberty in comparison to other countries’ timeline, and we’re going to go through growing pains. Because the alternative sucks.”Later in his message, McConaughey described America, and American citizens as “an aspiration”. “Let’s rock, America. I’ll see you there.”If the message sounded like a distinctly McConaughey call for unity, that may not be an accident.
Biden marks ‘special celebration’ but warns COVID ‘hasn’t been vanquished’
The president and first lady Jill Biden welcomed 1,000 essential workers and military family members to the White House for a barbecue, the largest event of the Biden presidency to date. Attendees were asked to take a COVID test and wear a mask if they were not fully vaccinated. President Joe Biden invited 1,000 essential workers and military family members for the Fourth of July BBQ event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC, on July 4, 2021. Hours before Biden spoke, White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci suggested that fully vaccinated Americans wear masks if they are traveling to areas where vaccination rates are low. “The best defense against these variants is to get vaccinated,” Biden emphasized Sunday evening.
A chance for the Supremes to end Harvard’s ugly discrimination against Asians
These applicants allege that Harvard has practiced longstanding admissions discrimination against them in favor of less-qualified minorities. It’s been argued that Asian Americans have to score as much as 450 points higher on the SAT to have a similar chance of admission as black students. Indeed, most black students admitted to Harvard — 71 percent — are upper middle class or higher. Harvard professor Anthony Jack found that “about half of low-income black students at Ivy League colleges” come from private not public schools. This is why many Asian Americans are so motivated to hold Harvard accountable for discrimination.
Why America needs to ban critical race theory in schools
As we mark the 245th anniversary of American independence, critical race theory has emerged as the dominant subject dividing the nation. The threshold question, itself the subject of rancorous and oftentimes disingenuous debate, is what the term “critical race theory” even refers to. The popularity of critical race theory has ingrained racial indoctrination into children instead of teaching them how to think critically. Many arguing against the states’ CRT bans resort to trite First Amendment appeals. And if the secular leftists among this cohort were consistent, they would presumably object to a state’s ban on teaching the Book of Genesis’ creation story.
Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 commission is a partisan ploy
The House voted Wednesday to approve Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But by prejudging its conclusions and insisting on picking the majority of members, Pelosi has made the only inquiry that Americans could trust — a truly bipartisan one — impossible. Ten House Republicans voted to impeach President Donald Trump over what they said was his role in his supporters’ attack on the Capitol, but just two of them voted to OK Pelosi’s commission. The committee is to investigate “the facts, circumstances and causes” of the attack, as well as “influencing factors that fomented” it. But it won’t get to the bottom of the ugly events of Jan. 6.
Demolition to begin at site of Florida building collapse
The remaining portion of a collapsed Florida condo building will be razed Sunday night between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., officials said. The Champlain Towers South in Surfside collapsed shortly before 1:30 a.m. on June 24, burying nearly 150 people in the rubble. Demolition specialists finished boring holes and began laying explosives in them Sunday as they prepared to bring down the precarious but still-standing portion of a collapsed South Florida condo building. The partially collapsed residential building as rescue operations are stopped, in Surfside, Florida, July 4, 2021. Ron DeSantis said tropical storm winds could still hit the collapse site by late Monday.
NYC mayoral race shows: It’s well-off whites — not minorities — who back far-left policies
Eric Adams, Brooklyn borough president and Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor, speaks during a news conference outside Brooklyn borough hall in Brooklyn on June 24, 2021. Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesShe won about 40 percent of first-choice votes in the affluent areas — and less than 10 percent in most others. But despite her leftish credentials, Wiley won only 22 percent of first-choice votes. 1 in first-choice votes? Maya Wiley, a Democratic candidate in the mayoral primary, holds a news conference in front of City Hall on July 1, 2021.
Man who robbed taco shop with water gun has life sentence commuted
A man serving a life sentence for holding up an Arkansas taco shop with a plastic water gun may finally get sprung – after 40 years behind bars. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday he plans to commute the sentence of 70-year-old Rolf Kaestel, who made off with $264 after he robbed Senor Bob’s Taco Hut in 1981. “Forty years is way too long to spend in jail for a water pistol robbery of $264,” Duda said. “While I’m grateful to Governor Hutchinson and to everyone who supported Rolf Kaestel’s release, it shouldn’t require a critical mass of influential people to right this wrong. “Others who pushed for Kaestel’s release included the cashier at the taco stand who was robbed by Kaestel.
Company behind Keystone XL pipeline seeks $15B damages from US
The Canadian-based company behind the since-scrapped Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the US. The partially-constructed pipeline would have transported crude from western Canada to Nebraska. The project was announced in 2008 and stalled during the Obama administration. Keystone was fiercely opposed by climate change activists, who felt burning oil sands crude could speed up global warming. The project’s price tag had ballooned over the years amid the lack of progress, increasing from $5.4 billion to $9 billion.
Texas GOP Chair Allen West launches primary challenge to Gov. Abbott
Allen West, the former Florida congressman and chairman of the Texas Republican Party, announced Sunday that he would launch a primary challenge to two-term Gov. In an announcement video, West recited the words to Texas’ state song, “Texas, Our Texas” and invoked the Texas Republic’s struggle for independence from Mexico in the 1830s, as well as the famous siege at the Alamo. Allen West will launch a primary challenge to two-term Gov. After moving to Texas, West largely stayed out of the spotlight until his successful bid for state GOP chairman last year. West is the second former Republican elected official to challenge Abbott, after former state Sen. Don Huffines.
Fauci changes tune again, says vaccinated should wear masks in parts of US
White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said Sunday that fully vaccinated Americans should “go the extra step” and wear masks when traveling to parts of the country with low vaccination rates. “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd had asked Fauci, who was fully vaccinated in January, whether he would wear a mask if he traveled to Mississippi, the state currently with the lowest vaccination rate. New Yorkers have begun to ditch masks following the CDC’s updated mask guidelines this past May. AFP via Getty ImagesIn May of this year, Fauci told CBS News that vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outside. The same data shows that in 14 states, fewer than 40 percent of the population is considered fully vaccinated.
Surfside manager pushes back on reports of delayed condo repairs
Surfside, Florida manager Andrew Hyatt is pushing back on the notion that town officials are responsible for slowing down desperately needed structural repairs to a 12-story building in the years leading up to its collapse last month, killing dozens of residents. "There was no indication during any communications between the Town and the association by telephone or electronic mail that this submission required emergency action by the Town of Surfside." More than a month after an initial request, building manager Scott Stewart wrote to a town building official on June 21, saying that the delays in repairs were becoming costly. A town building official at the time was reassuring, telling members soon after the report that the condo building was in "very good shape." Another possible factor adding to the delay was Morabito Consultant's estimated price tag of more than $9 million for the work.
NY lawmaker proposes income limit after Gov. Cuomo’s $5M COVID book deal
And Krueger cited the Cuomo book scandal, as well as pay-to-play corruption involving other legislators, to impose a limit on outside income. I also agree that there should be a ban on outside income; I’ve said that for many, many years. A year later, he said, “Worst-case scenario, the legislature could pass the bill saying we will ban outside income ourselves. They could say we will ban outside income if the commission holdings are upheld. So that’s all it comes down to is the outside ban, which the legislature has already agreed to the outside ban because they took the raise, right?”Gov.
Vaccination goal is unmet but Bidens will host July 4 BBQ on White House south lawn
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will welcome 1,000 essential workers and military family members to the White House on Sunday for a barbecue on the South Lawn to celebrate the Fourth of July. The celebration is being held despite the fact that Biden has failed to meet his stated goal of having 70 percent of American adults vaccinated by the holiday. To attend the Independence Day event, the first major in-person White House gathering since Biden took office in January, those invited must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. There’s great things happening.”“The Fourth of July this year is different than the Fourth of July of last year,” he added. As a result of that slowdown, the White House said last month that it would not reach President Biden’s goal of getting 70 percent of American adults to receive at least one COVID-19 shot by the Fourth of July.
I’m 69 and not getting hired – should I dye my grey hair?
I just turned 69 and I’m feeling I might be a victim of age discrimination. After each one I received the same reply: “The position is no longer available.” I fear my grey hair is my downfall. Age discrimination is against the law, but really bad hair dye should be equally outlawed. Age discrimination is real and I can’t tell you that some employers are not hiring you because of your age, even though they will never admit it. Have you seen how ridiculously some men dress, particularly during casual summer days?
Biden struggles to answer Russia question at pie shop sparking concerns
President Biden struggled to answer a reporter’s question over the weekend on a topic he had just been briefed on, needing to reach for notes after being distracted by a cashier while checking out at a Michigan pie shop. President, let me know if I can ask you a question,” a member of the White House traveling press pool told the commander-in-chief. President Joe Biden was purchasing pies at King Orchards farm store in Central Lake, Michigan on July 3, 2021. President Joe Biden had to reach for notes in his pocket after being questioned by a pool reporter. Biden was in Michigan as part of a tour to mark the end of pandemic restrictions — and to tout his administration’s free-spending economic plans.
Media avoiding coverage, 'switching words' on what Biden plan will mean for deficit: Ari Fleischer
Former Bush White House Press Secretary and Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer hit the press for their apparent disinterest in President Biden's $6 trillion spending proposal. The media, Fleischer added, are playing word games and appearing to adopt the president's language when reporting on the state of the economy. "No longer are they calling it spending, they're calling it investments, which is Joe Biden's word. Fleischer said he found it "curious" why the White House press corps is not "hectoring" Biden for more press conferences. Considering his first solo presser was such a "friendly affair," Fleischer said he didn't see why the White House "wouldn't want to hold two or three."
Sen. Marshall slams China as COVID-19 origins investigated: 'Public shaming has to come to fruition'
Marshall suggested that China needs to be public shamed. "Certainly, we can sanction them, we can seize their assets, but what they need is public shaming." The White House has criticized the WHO and China for its "phase one" report for its lack of transparency. "We need multiple nations looking into this and holding China accountable and then starting the shaming in some way." Marshall alleged that "Wuhan was starting to cover up" COVID-19 in October 2019 when thousands of soldiers gathered in Wuhan, China for a military Olympics.
Deroy Murdock: Dems' defund police policies – instead of deflecting blame to GOP, here's what they should do
Instead, Democrats are performing a political trifecta of hypocrisy, deceit and psychological projection: Democrats didn’t defund the police. Lying Democrats now blame Republicans for defunding police and, presumably, unleashing the ensuing epidemic of lawlessness. Among numerous such actions, consider these:*Portland, Oregon’s City Commission voted 3-1 on June 17, 2020 to defund $15 million from its police budget, nixing 84 positions. *The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-2 on July 1, 2020, to defund the LAPD by $150 million. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBeyond defunding, Democrats demonized police as trigger-happy racists who shoot blacks for sport.
Texas prison inmates escape on Fourth of July
A pair of drug felons rang in the Fourth of July early Sunday by busting out of a federal prison in Texas. Inmates Arturo Campos-Zamora and Christopher Salazar were discovered missing from a satellite camp adjacent to FCI Three Rivers in Three Rivers, Texas just before 2:30 a.m., according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Campos-Zamora, 57, is described as a "White male" with black hair, brown eyes, 5’7", weighing approximately 152 lbs. Salazar, 27, is described as a "White male" with brown hair, brown eyes, just under 6 feet, weighing approximately 260 lbs. The satellite camp from which Campos-Zamora and Salazar escaped is a minimum-security facility.
Jen Psaki slammed by reporters over anonymous White House briefings
White House press secretary Jen Psaki was taken to task by a group of mainstream media reporters over the issue of anonymous sourcing for stories coming from the White House. Baker recognized Psaki’s point on the distinction between both, but asked why Psaki would have such briefings conducted from the White House anonymously. And this is true with every White House,” he tweeted. Symone Sanders, Harris’ chief spokesperson, decried Politico’s anonymous sources as “cowards” for airing their complaints in the media. Whoever has something they would like to raise, they should raise it directly.”
Jeff Bezos retires with 739,489 times the median American’s wealth
When Jeff Bezos steps down Monday as Amazon’s CEO at age 57, he will carry with him an estimated $197 billion — a staggering fortune that is 739,489 times the median net worth of an American at age 65. That median net worth is $266,400, Business Insider reported, citing data from theFederal Reserve. His net worth exploded by $75 billion during 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drove sales into the stratosphere on his company’s online marketplace, sending shares skyward. Jeff Bezos’ net worth skyrocketed as Amazon purchases increased during the pandemic. APJeff Bezos has faced criticism for his wealth as Amazon workers live on food stamps and toil in poor conditions.
Who Were The Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence?
This week, Senior Editor at National Review and Historian, Richard Brookhiser joins Abby in the classroom to help with her lesson plan on the signers of the Declaration of Independence. They discuss how the Second Continental Congress came to write the Declaration of Independence, who the signers were, and what they risked by publicly declaring independence from Great Britain. Keep up with Abby after class on Twitter: @AbbyHornacek
Biden mocked after appearing to check notes in response to question about Russia
President Biden appeared to check his notes after being confronted by the press on whether Russia was behind a recent ransomware attack while he was shopping inside a store in Traverse City, Michigan, on Saturday. "Americans are horrified by these weekly videos highlighting Biden’s mental state. "I’ll take your questions, and as usual, folks, they gave me a list of the people I’m going to call on," Biden told the media in attendance. "I'm not confident he'll change his behavior," Biden responded. But this is a holiday weekend, I'm going to celebrate it.
‘America Together’ but apart: Biden, first lady, VP, go separate ways for July 4 weekend
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden team up on Sunday evening at the White House for a Fourth of July barbeque with essential workers and military families that marks America’s independence as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. While the president was in Michigan, his wife was in New England, making stops in New Hampshire and Maine. "We will celebrate our nation’s resilience, because this year America is coming back together, because this year America is getting back to work." At the current pace under Biden, the economy WILL NOT recover all the lost jobs until JUNE 2022!" But the White House recently acknowledged that the nation would fall short of the president’s COVID vaccination goal.
Alvin Bragg poised to be Manhattan's first Black DA
Alvin Bragg is on the cusp of becoming the first Black Manhattan district attorney after his top rival, Tali Farhadian Weinstein, conceded the race Friday, marking the end of a contentious campaign from eight Democratic candidates. Following the June 22 primary, Mr. Bragg won nearly 34% of the vote, compared with Ms. Farhadian Weinstein’s 30%, a lead of about 7,000 ballots. "We made history," Mr. Bragg said. Mr. Bragg, 47 years old, said his platform speaks to issues he has seen affect the Harlem community where he has lived all his life. In a heavily Democratic borough, Mr. Bragg will be a favorite heading into the general election against Republican nominee, Thomas Kenniff.
Surfside officials see condo demolition as 'green light' to resume 'search and rescue' operation
Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said the demolition of the remaining structure at the Champlain Tower site could provide a "green light" to enable a more robust search and rescue effort, which was temporarily suspended Saturday afternoon. The town pushed to demolish the building amid fears that Tropical Storm Elsa could potentially cause the tower to collapse, which would further complicate the already difficult search and rescue operation. TERROR AND HEROISM: FAMILIES ESCAPE SURFSIDE COLLAPSE THROUGH SMOKE AND RUINBurkett called the storm a "blessing in disguise," as the demolition of the building could provide a much needed boost to search and rescue efforts. "So once this building’s down, it’s going to be a green light to move full speed ahead, maximum effort to pull these people out and reunite them with their family." FLORIDA HIGH-RISE EVACUATED OVER STRUCTURAL CONCERNS FOLLOWING SURFSIDE CONDO COLLAPSEBurkett said there is no concern for nearby buildings due to precautions the town took during the initial disaster.
Biden falls short of July 4 COVID vaccination goal
The Biden administration came up just short of its July 4 goal of having at least 70% of adult Americans at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the CDC, 67% of adults in the country had received at least one vaccination shot as of Saturday. Still, President Biden pointed to the millions who have received injections as evidence that the U.S. is recovering. "We’re headed into a summer of joy – of freedom – thanks to the millions of Americans who stepped up to get vaccinated. That percentage is much higher among older Americans, with 88.3% of those 65 and older having received at least one dose.
Trump adviser Jason Miller launches 'cancel-free' social media platform
Former Donald Trump senior adviser Jason Miller launched a new social media platform on Sunday, using the July 4 holiday to declare "independence" from Big Tech. FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: TOP TRUMP ADVISER LAUNCHING NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM"GETTR is a direct challenge to the social media oligarchs from Silicon Valley, and what better day to declare independence from their woke tyranny than July 4th?" He emphasized that it "ties in with Independence Day….Independent from social media monopolies, independent from cancel culture; embracing free speech." As for former President Trump, Miller told Fox News on Thursday that "realDonaldTrump is waiting for him and ready to go." Miller told Fox News that Trump is not funding the platform in any way.
Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter celebrate 75 years of ‘full partnership’
Nearly eight decades later, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are still together in the same tiny town where they were born, grew up and had that first outing. “My biggest secret is to marry the right person if you want to have a long-lasting marriage,” former President Jimmy Carter said. That’s really important.”As first lady, Rosalynn Carter carved her own identity even as she supported her husband. I campaigned solid every day the last time we ran.”“It’s a full partnership,” former President Jimmy Carter said about his marriage to Rosalynn. “But the church is evolving.”Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter plan to celebrate their anniversary in their hometown of Plains, Georgia.
Trump rails against ‘terrible’ NY prosecutors, criminal charges at rally
Former President Trump came out swinging against the New York prosecutors who brought criminal charges against his organization, comparing the situation to a “communist dictatorship targeting political opponents” over the weekend. The rally, Trump’s second since leaving office in January, came three days after Weisselberg and lawyers for the Trump Organization and the Trump Payroll Corp. each pleaded not guilty to the charges. The longtime Trump Organization CFO was ordered to surrender his passport after prosecutors called him a flight risk with access to private jets for foreign travel. Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg was indicted on charges connected with a 15-year tax fraud scheme. Vance, who leaves office at the end of the year, has been conducting a wide-ranging investigation into a variety of matters involving Trump and the Trump Organization for more than three years.
Trump makes no mention of DeSantis at Florida rally
But there was one glaring omission from the former president’s roughly 90 minute speech in the Sunshine State – he didn’t mention his ally and fellow Republican – Florida Gov. DESANTIS, BIDEN, PUT POLITICS ASIDE AS PRESIDENT TOURS FLORIDA CONDO COLLAPSEWhile he gave shoutouts and highlighted plenty of his political allies in Florida, Trump stayed quiet about DeSantis, who didn’t attend the rally. "He spoke with President Trump, who agreed that it was the right decision, because the governor’s duty is to be in Surfside," DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw said. And in an interview on Newsmax ahead of his rally, Trump said that he told the governor not to attend. That’s fueled speculation about possible national ambitions and a potential 2024 Republican presidential nomination run by DeSantis.
Newt Gingrich: Donald Rumsfeld – here's the patriotic defender of America I knew
His entire life had been devoted to patriotism and serving the United States of America. In 1975, as the youngest secretary of Defense, Rumsfeld was faced with a post-Vietnam, post-Watergate Congress that was dedicated to further cutting defense. Then, in 1997, as speaker of the House I had a strong reason to ask Secretary Rumsfeld to come back into public life. Congressional Republicans were convinced the Clinton administration had politicized intelligence about the ballistic missile threat to the United States. We created "the Commission to assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States."
Miller: 'Greatest border disaster in American history’ not being covered with 'attention it deserves'
Former Trump Senior Adviser Stephen Miller slammed the Biden administration’s handling of the immigration crisis and the media’s lack of coverage, calling it "the greatest border disaster in American history" Sunday on ‘Fox & Friends.’STEPHEN MILLER: In other words, if you watch Fox, you'll have a very clear understanding of what's happening on our southern border. This is the greatest border disaster in American history, and it's not being covered with even an ounce of the attention that it deserves. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHow many Americans are killed because of the drugs pouring across our border that is now open? What about our border agents and ICE officers who are laboring under impossible conditions? WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW:
Surfside condo official raised red flag about repairs 3 days before deadly collapse
Just three days before the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Florida, the condo building manager reportedly accused the town of Surfside of “holding up” urgent renovations and repairs. Engineer Frank Morabito met with town building officials a month prior to Scott Stewart’s email to discuss the extensive renovation plans. Cell phone image of Champlain Towers South moments after its collapse. Emails from the engineer and the Champlain Towers South condo board went unanswered by the town. Condo association reps did not immediately respond to the Herald’s request for comment.
Wounded veteran stands for national anthem at NHL game: ‘If I’m able, I will stand’
Wounded Marine veteran Lt. Col. Ty Edwards managed to stand in respect for the flag during game two of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday. Edwards, a 20-year vet who was shot and wounded while deployed in Afghanistan, attended the Tampa Bay-Montreal playoff game and stood proudly while using a cane for support. "I’m just extremely grateful and honored," Edwards told co-host, and fellow veteran, Pete Hegseth. "I’m extremely grateful to them," he said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"If I’m able, I will stand," he said.
Trump makes no mention of DeSantis at Florida rally
But there was one glaring omission from the former president’s roughly 90 minute speech in the Sunshine State – he didn’t mention his ally and fellow Republican – Florida Gov. DESANTIS, BIDEN, PUT POLITICS ASIDE AS PRESIDENT TOURS FLORIDA CONDO COLLAPSEWhile he gave shoutouts and highlighted plenty of his political allies in Florida, Trump stayed quiet about DeSantis, who didn’t attend the rally. "He spoke with President Trump, who agreed that it was the right decision, because the governor’s duty is to be in Surfside," DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw said. And in an interview on Newsmax ahead of his rally, Trump said that he told the governor not to attend. That’s fueled speculation about possible national ambitions and a potential 2024 Republican presidential nomination run by DeSantis.
Rep McCaul to Dems: If you're 'really serious' about infrastructure bill, 'don't muck it up'
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, had a message for Democrats on Sunday, stating that an infrastructure bill could become a reality if they focus on traditional goals instead of extending their reach to liberal agenda items. In a conversation with "Fox News Sunday," McCaul said that he believes infrastructure is a bipartisan issue. HOGAN TEARS INTO PELOSI, SCHUMER FOR HOLDING INFRASTRUCTURE BILL ‘HOSTAGE’"I think what the House, what Pelosi put forward was a totally partisan measure," McCaul said. Republicans for months have taken issue with attempts by Democrats to stretch the infrastructure bill to cover programs such as paid leave and child care. "You know if you’re really serious about this, let’s look at traditional infrastructure and that is roads, bridges, rural broadband … and not muck it up with things that have nothing to do with infrastructure," McCaul said.
NY Times hit by critics, lawmakers for suggesting US flag is now 'alienating to some': 'Disgusting'
The New York Times was ripped on Saturday for publishing a piece that suggested the American flag has become a symbol of divisiveness. "Reading the New York Times regularly is far more divisive than our American flag will ever be," ForAmerica responded. If the American flag offends you, move elsewhere," agreed Erick Erickson. Instead of distancing themselves from Gay's controversial take, the Times rushed to her defense, releasing the following statement:"New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay's comments on MSNBC have been irresponsibly taken out of context. Her argument was that Trump and many of his supporters have politicized the American flag.
Declaration of Independence: 5 facts you may not know on this Fourth of July
Independence Was Not Declared on July Fourth:July 4, 1776 is significant because that is the day Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence document. However, the second Continental Congress actually voted for independence on July 2. 26 copies of the Declaration of Independence still exist:After the Declaration of Independence was adopted, the "Committee of Five," which consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston, was responsible for the reproduction of the approved text. On July 5, Philadelphia printer John Dunlap sent out all the copies he made to newspapers across the 13 colonies, in addition to commanders of the Continental troops and local politicians. 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence, but many of them never became famous:Some of the signers of the Declaration of Independence like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson went on to dedicate their lives to public service and serve as the second and third presidents of the United States.
Violence in LA erupts after viral video of complaint about trans woman disrobing in spa
Wi Spa condones that, is that what you’re saying?” the woman asks a counter employee. A man defends the trans customer to the irate woman responsible for the viral video. Chelsea Lauren/ShutterstockMoments later, several trans rights supporters grabbed a large sign that said “God Does Not Make Mistakes” from two protesters. Like many other metropolitan areas, Los Angeles contains a transgender population, some of whom enjoy visiting a spa,” it said. Wi Spa defended its policy, saying that California law “prohibits discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people.” Youtube.
Jeep named most patriotic auto brand and #1 overall
Americans of all ages can apparently agree on one thing: They salute Jeep. The SUV maker has once again topped the annual Brand Keys survey of most patriotic American brands. Jeep retains strong ties to its World War 2 legacy and builds most of its models at U.S. factories. TESLA MODEL 3 NAMED MOST-AMERICAN CARHarley-Davidson was the sole other vehicle manufacturer on the list at 14. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBy the way, your favorite source of information, Fox News, ranked eighth.
Largest teachers union says critical race theory is 'reasonable and appropriate' for kids
The country’s largest teachers union has moved to undermine the left-wing talking point that critical race theory is not taught to children -- by voting promote it and arguing it is "reasonable and appropriate" to use CRT in social studies classes. The National Education Association has approved a plan to "publicize" critical race theory and dedicate a "team of staffers" to assist union members looking to "fight back against anti-CRT rhetoric." New Business Item 39 also declares that the union opposes bans on critical race theory and the New York Times’ controversial 1619 Project – which roughly half the U.S. states have already implemented. The Association will further convey that in teaching these topics, it is reasonable and appropriate for curriculum to be informed by academic frameworks for understanding and interpreting the impact of the past on current society, including critical race theory." That claim is made despite evidence that critical race theory seminars are being offered to teachers and administrators and examples of CRT-themed topics being introduced in some classrooms.
Sen. John Cornyn: Dems' election power grab – here's how Republicans fighting partisan assaults on voting
Last month, Senate Republicans unanimously rejected the most brazen partisan power grab by either political party in modern memory. It alters the makeup of the bipartisan Federal Election Commission to give the Democratic Party an advantage. It takes away states’ power to outline their own congressional districts. The Democratic Party’s goal isn’t to reform our voting laws to increase participation – that’s the excuse. The Senate already rejected one partisan assault on our nation’s election laws.
China expands influence as it warns nations of ‘broken heads’ if they intervene
South China SeaChina has in recent years been building up its military presence in the resource-rich waters of the South China Sea, an aggressive move as it seeks to push its claim over the international community. An international tribunal invalidated China’s claim to 90% of the South China Sea in 2016, but Beijing does not recognize the ruling. Fox News reported in April that around 220 Chinese paramilitary ships, manned by maritime militias, "swarmed" around a disputed reef in the South China Sea. "We remain seriously concerned about the situation in the East and South China Seas and strongly oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo and increase tensions." After G-7 leaders released a statement in June criticizing China in a number of places, President Biden defended it against claims it was not strong enough.
Jason Chaffetz: July 4, 2021: 5 reasons to be grateful for America this Independence Day
If the American spirit could be broken, I imagine 2020 would have been the thing to break it. Because no matter how difficult our circumstances, the spirit of America cannot be broken. I continue to be grateful for the men and women who put their lives on the line day in and day out to keep America safe. But even as great pressure was exerted over the last year to suspend some of those rights, America remains the envy of the world. In our times of strife and desperation, remember the American spirit cannot be broken.
FOX News Rundown Extra: An Eyewitness Account Of America’s Drug Smuggling Surge
Former President Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott visited the Southern border earlier this week to survey the unfinished border wall and highlight what they say are the failures of the new administration’s immigration policy. While President Biden has redirected funding and suspended the previous administration’s efforts to construct a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, Governor Abbott recently announced that the state of Texas will provide $250 million to continue building the border wall. One of the governor’s motivations behind the move is drugs and how they continue to flow in to the country from Mexico. Before President Trump and Gov. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with FOX Business’ Grady Trimble and get even an clearer understanding of the border surge and how cartels continue to traffic illegal drugs in to our country.
Os Guinness: America’s Identity of 1776 Rests on God’s Law at Sinai, Woke Ideology on the Revolution of 1789 France
We’ve come a long way and become a great nation and a great power. But with great power comes great responsibility. According to historian Os Guinness, all our struggles and founding documents have as their fuel the covenant the Israelites made with God at Mt. The only true freedom in this world has as its author, The Almighty. But Guinness goes a step further and says God’s Law is the only source of true freedom.
Psaki called out over White House use of ‘anonymous briefings’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki faced some pushback from reporters Friday after she claimed she tried to avoid responding to "anonymous reports or anonymous sources." In a Twitter post, Bloomberg News senior White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs accused Psaki of hypocrisy, claiming Psaki’s own team "regularly organizes anonymous briefings on topics in the news." Jacobs’ tweet was a reaction to a White House exchange between Psaki and Fox News’ Peter Doocy, in which Doocy questioned Psaki on whether the White House was concerned about recent reports of an "abusive environment" inside the office of Vice President Kamala Harris. KAMALA HARRIS STAFF CONTENDING WITH LOW MORALE, INTERNAL TENSIONS: REPORTS"I try not to speak to or engage on anonymous reports or anonymous sources," Psaki told Doocy. New York Times reporter Peter Baker acknowledged the distinction Psaki was trying to make, but questioned why any briefings from the White House would be done anonymously.
17 dead in Philippine military plane crash
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules was one of two ex-U.S. Air Force aircraft handed over to the Philippines as part of military assistance this year. It crashed on landing shortly before noon Sunday in Bangkal village in the mountainous town of Patikul in Sulu province, Chief of Staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said. Government forces have been battling Abu Sayyaf militants in the predominantly Muslim province of Sulu for decades. The airport in Sulu’s main town of Jolo is located a few miles from a mountainous area where troops have battled the Abu Sayyaf. The United States and the Philippines have separately blacklisted the Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist organization for bombings, ransom kidnappings and beheadings.
Lady Liberty canceled? Washington Post writer claims statue is ‘meaningless’ symbol of hypocrisy
The Statue of Liberty has been known for more than a century as one of the most preeminent symbols of American freedom – but now a Washington Post writer appears to be making the statue another target of cancel culture. Philip Kennicott, an art and architecture critic who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013, argues in an essay published Saturday that Lady Liberty stands for "hypocrisy and unfilled promises." "It said that while everybody was excited by the statue, it has turned its back on America," Bunch added, according to Kennicott. He then claims that’s why he saw no images of Lady Liberty at the Chicano art exhibition. Another irony, he notes: France, which gave Lady Liberty to the U.S., has no statue of its own that symbolizes a welcome to outsiders, he writes.
Caught red-handed: Dye pack explodes on Newark bank robber
A New Jersey bank robber was seeing red after a dye pack exploded on him as he fled the scene Saturday. Video released by police shows the suspect being trailed by a cloud of red smoke outside of a Capital One bank in Newark. The dye pack exploded when the suspect fled a Capital One Bank in Newark, NJ on July 3, 2021. Newark Public Safety Department / YoutubeHe ultimately ditched $200 upon initiating the dye pack during his escape. The employee gave the robber $2,500, $200 of which contained the dye pack.
Two young boys charged with fatal shooting of South Carolina man
Two South Carolina boys under the age of 10 will be charged for killing a man with a shotgun, authorities said. Danny Andrew Smith, 62, was apparently fatally shot as he drove his tractor in a field near Westminster, about an hour west of Greenville, according to local reports. The children, 8 and 9, will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “We believe that both juvenile males discharged a firearm in a reckless manner in the direction of Mr. Smith who was bush hogging on some family property,” Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said in the statement. It’s unclear which boy actually shot Smith.
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Mark Robinson: Government won't give you the American dream, will give you false hope
North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson joined ‘Unfiltered with Dan Bongino’ Saturday to discuss the importance of hard work, and what makes America great. MARK ROBINSON: The government cannot give you the American dream. The American dream only comes through hard work, steadfastness and standing up and controlling your own destiny. Robinson also said that he wasn't giving Gwen Berry ‘a second thought’ after the athlete protested the national anthem at the Olympic trials in Oregon. MARK ROBINSON: I don’t even give her a second thought.
Dan Bongino slams Democrats for claiming Republicans defunded the police
Dan Bongino slammed Democrats for claiming that Republicans were behind the push to defund the police Saturday on ‘Unfiltered with Dan Bongino.’DAN BONGINO: Did you catch the Democrats' latest scam? So now they're trying to flip the script and say the Republicans are trying to defund the police. And they're going it all while doing absolutely nothing to stop the nationwide crime wave in the liberal cities that they're causing. And what doesn't work is what the Democrats are doing now, which is BS'ing. This is a matter of real people with real lives being gunned down, attacked, burglarized in their own cities in live time.
Biden munches on ice cream and cherries during campaign-style Michigan trip
President Biden finished his campaign-style Saturday trip to Michigan with a cherry on top. President Biden samples a cherry while touring King Orchards in Central Lake, Michigan, with Gov. He later stopped at Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, where he had a cone of vanilla with chocolate chips, as Democratic Michigan Sens. The presidential limousine arrives at Moomers Homemade Ice Cream on July 3, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsPresident Biden eats ice cream during his trip to Michigan on July 3, 2021.
Washington's newest memorial sees its first Fourth of July
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the unveiling of Washington's newest monument--the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. In between the column sits a young Eisenhower, commemorating the humble beginnings of a farm boy from Kansas. Architect Frank Gehry designed the memorial with Eisenhower, as a child, gazing across the plaza to see his future unfold. Beyond the D-Day depiction is a separate tribute representing Eisenhower's eight years as 34th President of the United States. WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL IN DC TO ADD 50-FOOT SCULPTURE CALLED ‘A SOLDIER’S JOURNEY’Eisenhower’s granddaughter also noted the importance of the people next to her grandfather in the statues.
Dr. Ronny Jackson calls on Biden to immediately undergo cognitive test to assess 'mental impairment'
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician, called on President Biden to immediately undergo a cognitive test so the commander-in-chief can prove to the American public sound mental capabilities. "We encourage you to follow the example set by President Trump by undergoing a cognitive test as soon as possible and immediately making the results available for the American people," the members of Congress added. A White House spokesperson declined to comment late Thursday, but in May the White House said Biden would be going for a medical checkup this year and would be transparent about the results. "I would argue that the American people don’t have that confidence in President Biden," Jackson said in a statement. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Given the precedent set and Biden’s clear mental impairment, I believe it is past time he undergo a cognitive test," Jackson said.
Surfside mayor on building collapse: 'It’s been a tale of two cities'
More than a week after a 12-story building collapse left at least 24 people dead and more than 100 still unaccounted for, Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said the horrible tragedy has devastated the town while also bringing out the best in the community. The review should take about 30 days, at which point officials will have a better idea of the state of the collapsed building's sister tower. There was something very, very wrong with this building and we’re going to find out what it is." A nearby 156-unit condo in North Miami Beach was evacuated on Friday after it was deemed structurally and electrically unsafe. "If the building is taken down, this will protect our search and rescue teams, because we don’t know when it could fall over," Florida Gov.
Biden nominates UPenn president for ambassadorship following China disclosure complaint
President Joe Biden has nominated the China-linked president of the University of Pennsylvania to be the next U.S. ambassador to Germany. And the dollar totals dramatically increased after the school opened its Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. The Biden Center opened in March 2017, about a year before Biden announced his 2020 presidential campaign. BIDEN SECRETARY OF STATE PICK UNDER FIRE FOR CHINESE BIDEN CENTER FUNDSAnd Gutmann is not the first person linked to UPenn’s Biden Center and the Chinese donation controversy to be nominated for a Biden administration role, and NLPC member Tom Anderson predicted in November that "every person" there would be a potential Biden administration member. But he was never forced to answer questions about the Chinese donations during his confirmation hearings.
Letters to the Editor — July 4, 2021
If Maher can wake up to the ugly reality of what liberalism has become, there’s hope for many others. Robert FrazerLancashire, UKHeat wave hellIf you’re among the many people who suffered through this heat wave with no power or greatly diminished performance, you can thank Gov. Cuo­mo (“Outages spark de Blasio to ask NYC to conserve energy amid heat wave,” June 30). For now, we will suffer needlessly through every heat wave. Letters are subject to editing for clarity, length, accuracy and style.
Incompetent de Blasio team whiffs on $1 billion Bronx boost
A consortium of businesses working with the New York Yankees handed the city a $1 billion development plan for a blighted South Bronx neighborhood, and the geniuses in City Hall have all but killed it. The culprit: parking spaces. Parking spaces. It goes without saying that without entrepreneurs and bankers, real-estate moguls and restaurateurs, New York City wouldn’t be the great metropolis it is. The Yankees are part-owner of a professional soccer team, New York City FC, which needed its own stadium.
Celebrate America this 4th of July
It evokes the vitality of an ever-widening America, celebrates its storied past and — most important — evokes its limitless future potential. In 1979, Pope John Paul II recited its fervent prayer — “America, America, God shed his grace on thee” — as he descended from his plane on his first trip to this country. “America the Beautiful”By Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929)Music by Samuel Augustus Howe (1847-1903)O beautiful for spacious skies,For amber waves of grain,For purple mountain majestiesAbove the fruited plain! God shed his grace on theeAnd crown thy good with brotherhoodFrom sea to shining sea! God shed his grace on theeAnd crown thy good with brotherhoodFrom sea to shining sea!
Search-and-rescue at Florida building collapse suspended ahead of demolition
Search-and-rescue operations have been suspended at the partially-collapsed condominium tower in South Florida, as the site is prepared for a prophylactic demolition ahead of a tropical storm. “Search-and-rescue does have to pause temporarily, while the demolition preparation is underway,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a press conference Saturday evening. An exact start-time for the demolition has yet to be set, Levine Cava said. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava says search-and-rescue efforts must be stopped to start “drilling into columns” of the partially collapsed condo. Cava said NIST is “mobilizing with great haste to capture all possible information prior to this building coming down.”
Former White House physician says Democrats should follow through on cognitive demands and test Biden
EXCLUSIVE: Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician for Donald Trump, called on Democrats to follow through with their prior demands regarding a president’s cognitive ability and have President Joe Biden assessed. DR. RONNY JACKSON CALLS ON BIDEN TO IMMEDIATELY UNDERGO COGNITIVE TEST TO ASSESS 'MENTAL IMPAIRMENT'Jackson, who administered the test for Trump, explained that the exam is not an IQ test, but rather a standard test for age-related issues, including dementia and cognitive decline. But Jackson pointed out that the White House has not said if the cognitive exam will be included during the president’s health screening. TRUMP SAYS BIDEN SHOULD TAKE COGNITIVE TEST -- BECAUSE US REQUIRES 'SHARP' LEADER"I think he’s demonstrating every single day that there is something going on," Jackson told Fox News. Fox News could not immediately reach the White House for comment.
Master P’s son gets $2 million endorsement deal before first college game
Master P’s son is cashing in big on the new era of college sports. “It’s incredible,” Master P said. “I’m going to start off by giving back to the community and everyone around me. I’m giving back to the kids, giving school supplies.”The one splurge? Master P — whose real name is Percy Miller — played two preseasons in the NBA in the late 1990s.
South Carolina boys, 8 and 9, to be charged in shooting death of 62-year-old man
South Carolina authorities will charge two children in connection to the shooting death of a man on a tractor. Oconee deputies responded on June 23 to a call from a woman that her husband had been shot while driving his tractor around his property. EGYPTIAN MAN CHARGED IN BOSTON RABBI STABBING OVERSTAYED STUDENT VISA, WAS IN US ILLEGALLY: ICEThe deputies found Danny Andrew Smith, 62, slumped over the steering wheel of his tractor, unresponsive. The boys, aged eight and nine, allegedly shot Smith with a .22 caliber rifle, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNo information on motive or how the boys obtained the firearm was available.
NYC slags Cleveland on Twitter in ad-blitz retaliation
The city that never sleeps couldn’t take this one lying down. In a passive-aggressive swipe at an ad campaign encouraging Gothamites to migrate to the Midwest, the official Twitter account of the city of New York (pop. 8.3 million) slagged Cleveland (pop. The state of Ohio is luring New Yorkers to move by offering lower taxes than the Big Apple. Getty Images“A gloomy day in New York City is still better than a sunny day in Cleveland,” tweeted @nycgov.
Arkanas man sentenced to life for 1981 taco shop robbery with a water gun granted clemency
An Arkansas man is set to be set free after decades in prison for robbing a taco shop with a water pistol. Governor Asa Hutchinson said he will commute Rolf Kaestel’s sentence, making him immediately eligible for parole. ARKANSAS DEPUTY FIRED FOR FAILING TO ACTIVATE BODY CAMERA DURING SHOOTING THAT LED TO TEEN'S DEATHKaestel, 70, was arrested following a 1981 robbery, for which he was convicted of aggravated robbery and sentenced to life in prison. The man who managed the shop and handed Kaestel the money during the robbery supported his release as well, FOX 4 KC reported. Kaestel reportedly never violated prison rules during his time as an inmate, and he earned three associate’s degrees while in prison.
Manhattan’s elected DA Alvin Bragg vows to ‘hold police accountable’
Alvin Bragg, a former federal prosecutor who is now poised to be Manhattan’s next District Attorney, has promised supporters to “hold police accountable” but said nothing about fighting crime. In a statement of her own Friday afternoon Weinstein said she would support Bragg and called to congratulate him. If he takes office, Bragg will become the first black District Attorney in the borough’s history. Among the other vanquished opponents included, former “Survivor” contestant and public defender Eliza Orlins, Assemblyman Dan Quart, civil rights attorney Tahanie Aboushi and former Manhattan assistant district attorney Lucy Lang. Alvin Bragg formally defeated rival candidate Tali Farhadian Weinstein after a competitive race.
Biden: ‘We will respond’ if Russia is at fault for massive holiday cyberattack
President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the US “will respond” if the Motherland was behind Friday’s mass cyberattack that hit at least 200 companies at the start of the Independence Day weekend. President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met last month in Switzerland. Getty Images“But if it is Russia, I told Putin we will respond,” he said – referring to the two leaders’ summit meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, last month. Biden specified that he has not spoken to the Russian president since being briefed on the ransomware attack, which cyber-security firm Huntress Labs has blamed on the Russia-linked REvil ransomware gang. Biden was in Michigan as part of a tour to mark the end of pandemic restrictions — and to tout his administration’s free-spending economic plans.
No pets found in remaining portion of Florida condo tower
Rescue teams did three separate searches of the remaining portion of Champlain Towers South, but did not find any pets missing from the partially collapsed condominium in Surfside, Florida. Levine Cava said pet owners would not be allowed to search themselves in the part of the building that is still standing. Miami Herald via APRescue workers continue to look through rubble for survivors at the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South Condo building in Surfside, Fla. on July 3, 2021. Miami Herald via APThe remaining portion of the building will be demolished this weekend ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa. “I very much understand that pets are part of people’s families,” Levine Cava said.
Economist Nouriel Roubini warns of ‘train wreck’ stock market crash and ‘stagflation’
The economist who correctly predicted the 2008 financial collapse is waving a red flag about another imminent disaster. Arguing that the debt ratios were much lower in the 1970s than they are now, Roubini says the upcoming crisis will be much worse. NurPhoto via Getty Images“For now, loose monetary and fiscal policies will continue to fuel asset and credit bubbles, propelling a slow-motion train wreck,” Roubini continued. “(At the same time) the same loose policies that are feeding asset bubbles will continue to drive consumer price inflation, creating the conditions for stagflation whenever the next negative supply shocks arrive. Nouriel Roubini referred to the current economic system as a “slow-motion train wreck.” Federico Bernini/Bloomberg via Getty Images“Making matters worse, central banks have effectively lost their independence because they have been given little choice but to monetize massive fiscal deficits to forestall a debt crisis,” Roubini wrote.
Dems see repeat of ‘16 Clinton loss if Kamala Harris is nominated in 2024
Vice President Kamala Harris’ very bad week amid revelations of a toxic office culture is giving some Dems troublesome flashbacks to Hillary Clinton — with some in her party worried she won’t be able to beat any GOP candidate in the future. Harris has reminded some Democrats of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Harris state operations director Kelly Mehlenbacher bolted in Nov. 2019 with a blistering resignation letter. Vice President Harris on stage while campaigning with President Joe Biden on August 12, 2020. I think Trump would shellack her.”
Arrests of criminal migrants, including convictions for sex, drug and homicide crimes, up in FY 2021
FY 2021 runs from Oct. 2020 to Sept. 2021, and so it includes the final months of the Trump administration. It is just shy of FY 2018’s 6,698 arrests, and could exceed the 8,531 arrests in FY 2017 -- although it is unlikely to exceed the 12,842 arrests made in FY 2016. The top criminal conviction is illegal re-entry, for which there were 3,836 convictions, up over 1,261 in FY 2020. There are 40 past convictions for homicide among migrants encountered at the border so far in FY 2021, compared to three in FY 2020 and two in FY 2019. Meanwhile, there are 775 convictions so far this year among migrants apprehended, compared to 208 in FY 2020, 299 in FY 2019 and 524 in FY 2018.
World Trade Center remnants left behind as last US troops depart Afghanistan
New York firefighters and police officers delivered debris from the World Trade Center at Bagram Air Base in December 2001, just days after the Taliban was toppled for harboring Sept. 11 terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden. A steel beam from the World Trade Center was erected at the base after being donated by residents of Breezy Point Queens in 2010. New York firefighters and police officers delivered debris from the World Trade Center to Bagram Air Base in December 2001. AFP via Getty ImagesA steel beam from the World Trade Center was erected at the base in 2010. Seven districts in Paktia province have fallen and are now under Taliban control.”The last US troops left Bagram Air Base on July 2, 2021.
Embattled NYC Board of Elections workers cashed in with fat overtime payments
An ex-con busted for robbery as a teen is among a group of employees of New York City’s embattled Board of Elections who cashed in with massive overtime payouts last year, records show. Antonio Ortiz Jr., a senior systems analyst, worked a whopping 2,342 overtime hours and took home $164,791 in extra pay, dwarfing his regular salary of $116,128. Antonio Ortiz Jr., a senior systems analyst, worked a whopping 2,342 overtime hours and took home $164,791 in extra pay. But Samuels was back in the clink in 1997 after he allegedly beat up his girlfriend, also a Board of Elections employee. Tim Hoefer, the center’s CEO, said the overtime pay was way above what might be considered sound management.
DeSantis' office denies report of 'plea' to cancel Trump rally amid Surfside search
Ron DeSantis pushed back against a media report that he asked former President Donald Trump to cancel a planned Florida rally while search and rescue efforts continue at Surfside. DeSantis or anyone on his team to cancel or postpone the rally," Christina Pushaw, the governor's press secretary told Fox News. "This confusion could have been cleared up very easily – and I believe it has been, with our unequivocal statements on the record." Pushaw insists that the governor’s office was not given enough time to respond to the claim, leading to an "inaccurate headline." The Washington Examiner ran an article Wednesday that claimed DeSantis and Trump were in a "feud" over Trump’s July 4 rally: The report claimed that DeSantis made a "plea" for Trump to postpone the event, to be held in Sarasota.
State DOE opens probe in ‘Sext Ed’ principal case: attorney
An allegation that a former Yonkers principal forced an underling to snap racy shots of herself in a thong on school grounds is now being probed by the state, according to the alleged victim’s lawyer. He said a state Department of Education investigator contacted him about his client, school worker Gisselle Vasquez, who sued ex-principal Evelina Medina and the Robert C. Dodson School. “My client will cooperate with the state DOE investigation,” Berlingieri said. One assistant principal would joke that Vasquez probably didn’t have sex a lot, and another Dodson assistant principal allegedly asked her, “Have you ever done drugs?” and “How often do you have sex?” and once — unsolicited — tried to kiss her, the worker claimed. The state DOE would not confirm or deny the probe but said, “We take all allegations of misconduct against educators extremely seriously.”
Queens Rep. Meeks too close to ‘repressive’ Guyana regime, critics say
Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks is cozying up to a “repressive regime” in Guyana, claims a former political prisoner who said leaders of the South American country held him in solitary confinement for five years. Benschop, who hosted a television program in Guyana in the early aughts, conceded he was a strident government critic. Little Guyana Avenue at Liberty Avenue in South Richmond Hill, Queens, NY. “The US-Guyana relationship is crucial for our strategic interests both with Guyana and throughout the western hemisphere,” the Committee spokesman said. “To say that the Chairman has a close relationship with any particular party in any given country is a gross mischaracterization.”
Curtis Sliwa courts cranky Andrew Yang voters as he eyes Eric Adams in NYC race
He wants the Yang Gang for Curtis service. GOP mayoral nominee Curtis Sliwa is reaching out to Andrew Yang voters after many of them were upset by a nasty Democratic primary in which their candidate finished a disappointing fourth place. “Together, we can root out corruption and finally upset the #NYC political establishment.” he added in a tweet. Andrew Yang finished in fourth place in the Democratic primary. “The Yang Gang has to do everything possible to STOP ADAMS who would be a disaster for NYC,” tweeted one influential pro-Yang account with nearly 13,000 followers.
Long Island man who hasn’t paid his mortgage in 20 years dodges eviction again
A Long Island man who hasn’t paid his mortgage in more than 20 years got another free pass from the courts this week after hiring a new lawyer. The house at the center of the case on Kenmore Street in East Meadow, Long Island, NY. “This is very typical of the defendant — he recycles lawyers to buy himself more time,” said Max Sold, who works for Diamond Ridge. When asked why Hanspal hasn’t paid his mortgage, the attorney pinned the blame on Gov. COVID-19 protections, which put the brakes on evictions, shouldn’t apply to Hanspal, Katz argued, because Hanspal isn’t legally occupying the house, he said.
For AOC and Squad, ‘racism’ and ‘white supremacy’ are frequent fallbacks
“Your weakness will help build a monument to white supremacy,” AOC hissed in a tweet. “The filibuster is a pillar upholding white supremacy. The electoral college is a pillar upholding white supremacy. Student loan debt is a pillar upholding white supremacy. “The death penalty, Private prisons, ICE … All of these uphold and protect white supremacy and need to be abolished,” she said in March.
Group in armed standoff with police say they're the 'aboriginal people' of America
Massachusetts police arrested 11 people Saturday morning who claimed to be part of a group called "Rise of the Moors" following an almost seven-hour standoff that shut down an interstate. The heavily armed group posted videos throughout the standoff, claiming to be peaceful and to abide by the "federal laws and judicial opinions" of the United States. Rise of the Moors has a strong online presence, with a website and social media, including a YouTube channel, an Instagram page and a Facebook page. MASSACHUSETTS POLICE ARREST 11 MEN AFTER STANDOFF WITH ARMED GROUP THAT ‘DOES NOT RECOGNIZE OUR LAWS’The group’s website says "We are Moorish Americans dedicated to educating new Moors and influencing our Elders." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDuring the confrontation Saturday, Bey claimed they were not anti-government or anti-police, nor were they sovereign citizens or Black-identity extremists.
‘Taxi King’ Gene Freidman’s ex is a Manhattan squatter: lawsuit
The baby mama of disgraced “taxi king” Gene Freidman is squatting in the Trump World Tower apartment of a former Deutsche Bank exec, according to court papers. Boltyanskaya “is squatting in the unit and freeloading,” Jerry Rotonda and his wife, Edna Abad, allege in their Manhattan Supreme Court papers. When Boltyanskaya was paying, she allegedly refused to fork over the full rent, “demanding and insisting” she pay just $3,250 a month instead, Rotonda and Abad charge. Rotonda and Abad say they “reserve the right to evict Ms. Boltyanskaya when permitted,” according to the legal papers. Freidman, who was once jailed for failing to pay Boltyanskaya $100,000 in child support, was stripped of 800 taxi medallions in 2017 and arrested for tax fraud.
Here’s where AOC’s endorsement helped NYC primary candidates
An endorsement from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Courage to Change PAC helped only about half of the New York City Council candidates who received it. The PAC backed 60 candidates in 31 races, saying they scored perfectly on a questionnaire about the Democratic Socialist’s policy concerns, including cutting the NYPD’s budget. City Council candidate Tiffany Caban appears to have benefited from the Courage to Change PAC’s endorsement. In addition to the PAC’s nod, AOC personally endorsed eight candidates, including City Council candidates Tiffany Caban and Jaslin Kaur in Queens. The PAC did no vetting of the candidates other than having them answer the lengthy questionnaire.
Tali Weinstein concedes Manhattan district attorney race to Alvin Bragg
Alvin Bragg, a former federal prosecutor, appeared poised to become the next Manhattan District Attorney after his chief opponent, Tali Farhadian Weinstein officially conceded the race Friday. Tali Farhadian Weinstein officially conceded the race on July 2, 2021. If he takes office, Bragg will become the first black District Attorney in the borough’s history. Alvin Bragg would be the first black Manhattan District Attorney. Among the other vanquished opponents included, former “Survivor” contestant and public defender Eliza Orlins, Assemblyman Dan Quart, civil rights attorney Tahanie Aboushi and former Manhattan assistant district attorney Lucy Lang.
Conservative Supreme Court justices question ruling protecting press
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear a case challenging libel protection for journalists, but justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch disagreed with the decision and questioned whether a landmark ruling protecting the press needed to be overhauled. The conservative justices cited a changing media environment and said in separate rulings that the court needs to take a new look at a 1964 decision that makes it difficult for public figures and others to sue the press. Justice Neil Gorsuch said the court should have taken the Berisha case. REUTERSGorsuch and Thomas said the court should have taken the Berisha case because today actual malice can protect disinformation in the press. “Public figure or private, lies impose real harm,” said Thomas.
Fire burns in Gulf of Mexico after pipeline leak
A pit of fire burned in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday after an underwater pipeline rupture. Pemex said it dispatched fire control boats to pump more water over the flames. It was unclear how much environmental damage the gas leak and oceanic fireball had caused. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMiyoko Sakashita, oceans program director for the Center for Biological Diversity, wrote that "the frightening footage of the Gulf of Mexico is showing the world that offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous." Sakashita added, "These horrific accidents will continue to harm the Gulf if we don’t end offshore drilling once and for all."
Nine in ‘heavily armed’ fringe group arrested after standoff in Massachusetts
Nine people in a “heavily armed” group which “does not recognize our laws” were arrested early Saturday after a standoff with state police in Massachusetts which shut down I-95, according to reports. They are refusing to comply with orders to provide their information and put down their weapons,” the Massachusetts State Police said on Twitter. A state trooper found the men in a breakdown lane on the side of the interstate refueling their vehicles around 1:30 a.m. Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason told reporters. The men claim “to be from a group that does not recognize our laws.” WCVBThe nature of the group is unclear as police continue to investigate. “No threats were made, but these men should be considered armed and dangerous.”The standoff shutdown a section of Interstate 95 near Wakefield, Mass.
Squatters terrorizing NYC neighborhood flee after being outed by The Post
A group of alleged drug dealing squatters who terrorized a working-class Bronx neighborhood for months appear to have finally fled. The squatters were able to stay for nearly 10 months in part because of a historic backlog in the city Housing Courts. Cops allegedly found synthetic cannabinoid, crack residue and a round of ammunition at 3059 Valentine Ave., police told The Post. “Besides the (Post) article, we feel this was accomplished because residents in the neighborhood made calls to 311 & 911,” one nearby building manager wrote in an email to tenants. A lawyer for the owner of the Valentine Avenue home said they’re working with the Bronx District Attorney’s office in a bid to keep the squatters away for good.
Biden’s obsession with climate change actually endangers the US
For him, it is climate change — not China, Russia, North Korea or Iran, not an open Southern border — that most threatens the American homeland. The administration’s acquiescence on Nord Stream 2 would seem to undermine its climate change beliefs. But inside the Biden climate change paradigm, waiving sanctions on Nord Stream 2 actually makes sense. Here, as elsewhere, foreign policy is being dictated — and national security undermined — by none other than climate change ideology. Climate change fear is but one piece of the left’s overall ideological agenda, the program Biden both represents and serves.
Biden says teachers deserve ‘a raise, not just praise’
Speaking to the nation’s largest teachers union, President Joe Biden said Friday that the pandemic has given America’s parents the "ultimate education" on the challenges of the teaching profession. "You deserve a raise, not just praise," Biden said in remarks at the National Education Association’s annual meeting in Washington. A close ally of teachers unions, the president went on to describe educators as "the single most important component of America’s future." Both of the nation’s major teachers unions endorsed Biden as a presidential candidate, and he has kept close ties with them since his election. While introducing Biden, NEA President Becky Pringle applauded Biden for nominating Miguel Cardona, a former teacher and principal, to lead the Education Department.
How hatred between Hamilton and Jefferson gave rise to a polarized US
Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton prided himself on being President Washington’s most essential aide. But outright contempt between his two top aides, Jefferson and Hamilton, was already poisoning what is now called the most viciously partisan decade in American history. Jefferson presented her with one of a pair of miniatures of himself; Angelica gave Jefferson the first-edition copy of “The Federalist” that Hamilton and his wife had gifted to her. In Freneau’s reports, “Everything Hamilton does is destroying the republic,” Rasmussen said, “while Jefferson is the true patriot. But Adams’ crackdown had the opposite effect, helping to sweep the Republican Jefferson into the presidency in 1800.
Six rescue workers test positive for COVID at Florida building collapse site
Add COVID-19 to the list of challenges facing the search and rescue crews at the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse. Six firefighters who were working on the pile have tested positive for the disease. Miami Dade Fire Chief Alan Cominsky said Friday that the outbreak was among one of the teams from Florida, CBS-4 Miami reported. The task force that contained the positive COVID-19 has been “demobilized,” according to the chief, and the firefighters were isolated, according to the Miami Herald. Officials are also worried about the toll the long, slow effort is taking on the mental health of rescue workers.
Young Americans need to appreciate the good fortune they take for granted
But, as we approach another Independence Day, why are fewer Americans proud of that legacy? Like people from every culture across history, Americans have committed horrible sins. Either way, we need to do a better job of preparing younger Americans for citizenship and leadership. After all, “freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.”As Americans, we are heirs to a great inheritance. Let’s honor them by protecting all that is good and making it even better than we found it.
Glenn Loury: July Fourth 2021 – the case for unabashed Black patriotism on this Independence Day weekend
Does this posture serve the interests, rightly understood, of Black Americans? Black Americans’ birthright citizenship in what is arguably history’s greatest republic is an inheritance of immense value. My answer for Black Americans to Frederick Douglass’s famous question—"Whose Fourth of July? Some 40 million strong, Black Americans are the richest and most powerful population of African descent on the planet. Some 40 million strong, Black Americans are the richest and most powerful population of African descent on the planet.
De Blasio doubles down on decision not to hire more cops amid crime surge
Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down Friday on his controversial decision not to hire more cops even amid the Big Apple’s surging crime wave and after President Biden provided federal funds for the move. But a number of other American cities unfortunately are going through much, much worse, and that’s where that money was targeted," de Blasio said. A White House source had told The Post that de Blasio was "incorrect. Its own figures show that shootings in New York are actually up 64.8 percent — more than any other city listed except for Baltimore, where gun violence has risen 84.2 percent. Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Newark, NJ, all have smaller increases than New York, according to City Hall’s statistics.
Mike Pompeo: On July 4, celebrate what makes America great
A couple of young cousins had put together a short play about America and we were all going to watch them perform that too. By the time I was 16, I was in charge of making sure the younger cousins were having fun and were safe. We went from kids to young adults on that farm and it made each of us who we are today. No, they used the Fourth of July break to teach us about family, about responsibility and about America. God bless you and your families on this special day, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.
North Miami condo building forced to evacuate after being deemed ‘unsafe’
The Crestview condo association could not be immediately reached for comment on the delay between the January recertification report and Friday’s evacuation. Smukler knows two people who are still unaccounted for in the Surfside building collapse. After reviewing files, the city Building and Zoning Department sent a notification that the Crestview building was not in compliance. APThe Crestview Towers Condo Association said in a lawsuit in federal court that it suffered $8.1 million in damage from Hurricane Irma. see also Officials worry Hurricane Elsa could hit Florida building collapse site Officials at the site of the deadly Florida building collapse...
FOX News Rundown EXTRA: A Deep Dive into Race, Politics & Thomas Sowell
Parents across the U.S. continue to speak out and protest against critical race theory (CRT) being taught in their children’s’ schools. Riley recently released his latest book, Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell, where he looks in to the life, work and ideas of America’s most influential conservative writers and thinkers. Riley explained how Sowell’s life experiences shaped his unique take on issues like race, economics and politics. But because we did not have time to include our entire conversation with Riley, we aired very little of our discussion about Sowell and a handful of others issues related to history, race and equality. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with author and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley and hear our entire fascinating conversation about race, politics and Thomas Sowell.
Heritage Action calls on MSNBC’s Joy Reid to retract ‘false’ claim that group wants to defund military
The Heritage Foundation’s sister organization has called on MSNBC’s Joy Reid to retract a "ridiculous" and "false" claim that the conservative grassroots group wants to "defund the military" when it simply opposes critical race theory. "Reid made a ridiculous claim that Heritage Action wants to ‘defund the military.’ That could not be further from the truth, and MSNBC should immediately retract the false claim," Heritage Action for America executive director Jessica Anderson told Fox News. "Heritage Action is saying they want to now try to place this language about this made up stuff into-must pass bills and defund the military." "Critical race theory divides our service members and weakens our national defense, and should not receive a cent of taxpayer dollars. Earlier this week, Heritage Action put out a digital book designed to help parents stand up against critical race theory teachings in U.S. schools.
Texas Democrats mull another walkout over election reform: 'Everything is on the table'
Texas Democrats may consider another walkout during the state’s special legislative session this month after the outnumbered lawmakers’ walkout in May derailed the Republicans’ controversial voting bill by a midnight deadline in the GOP-led legislature. The election reform bill is likely to come up in the special session, according to The Texas Tribune. The previous walkout drew the attention of the White House, with Vice President Kamala Harris meeting with several of the Texas state lawmakers in Washington in June. TEXAS HOUSE DEMOCRATS BLOCK VOTING BILL IN DRAMATIC WALKOUTRepublicans weren’t able to vote on the bill because the absent Democrats denied them the necessary quorum to vote. Harris invited several of the Texas Democrats to the White House to discuss voting rights last month after the walkout.
Supreme Court won’t hear case of florist who refused to work gay wedding
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear the case of a Washington state florist who refused to work a same-sex wedding, leaving in place a lower court ruling that she broke state anti-discrimination laws. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas said they would have agreed to hear the case brought by Barronelle Stutzman. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas — said they would’ve agreed to hear the case. REUTERSIn June 2019, the Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the state courts did not act with animosity toward religion when finding Stutzman had violated the law. “I hope the Supreme Court realizes how important this is to each of us, whether you’re religious or not,” Stutzman said Friday.
Democrats fear Kamala Harris can’t beat any GOPer in 2024, including Trump: report
Democrats are increasingly fearful Vice President Kamala Harris’ missteps will open the door for Republicans to regain the White House, a new report said Friday. Dems, including senior White House officials, fear that Harris will lose to any Republican she faces — including former President Donald Trump — if President Biden does not seek reelection in 2024, Axios reported. Right now, one operative told Axios, the feeling among Democrats isn’t “‘Oh, no, our heir apparent is f—ing up, what are we gonna do?’ It’s more that people think, ‘Oh, she’s f—ing up, maybe she shouldn’t be the heir apparent. The vice president initially ignored calls for her to visit the area, instead traveling to Guatemala and Mexico last month. Then, earlier this week, Politico dropped a bombshell report that described Harris’ office as “chaotic” with a “tense and at times dour” atmosphere.
Ric Grenell: Too many Americans are 'falling prey to government directives'
RIC GRENELL: 16 cents won't get you on the other side of the Washington Post paywall, where all of the newsrooms in Washington, D.C., across the political spectrum, are celebrating the 16 cents. And so what happens in Washington, D.C. is, is that they read each other. They know that when they drive to the grocery store, they just blew through way more money than 16 cents. I've been very worried over the last year that we have too many Americans that are just falling prey to government directives. Look, the warnings about health practices and covid, they're all good, but they're warnings.
MSNBC legal analyst not expecting more charges in Trump case: 'I don't see why there would be'
His comments came one day after Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg surrendered to authorities and was charged with tax-related crimes. "First of all, there's no question that the DA's office approached the Trump Organization and said ‘This is what we’re gonna charge you with. He also admitted he was "a little surprised" that criminal charges were brought instead of a settlement being reached. They have also approached Allen Weisselberg, I'm certain, and said, ‘This is what we have, we would like you to cooperate.’ Allen Weissenberg said, ‘Thanks but no thanks. So I don't see why there would be additional charges against the Trump Organization unless new evidence comes in.
Greg Gutfeld: Democrats have poisoned so many things and hurt so many people
MSNBC'S JOY REID CALLS BORDER CRISIS ‘NONEXISTENT’ SLAMS NOEM, DESANTIS FOR SENDING NATIONAL GUARDUSA Today: "Historians rank trump near the bottom." GREG GUTFELD: CNN IS THE ORIGINAL KARENAnd it manifests itself in hilarious ways, like those headlines, but also in vindictive ways. CHRIS CUOMO: Most troubling for the former president isn't what's in these pages, it's that this story reads like it's just one chapter and there could be more to come. GREG GUTFELD: SOMETHING FUNNY IS HAPPENING TO THE DEMOCRATS RIGHT NOWBut it's just another example of how Trump derangement poisoned so many things and hurt so many people. This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld's opening monologue on the July 2, 2021 edition of "Gutfeld!"
MSNBC's Joy Reid doubts crime spikes are real because she hasn't heard 'anecdotes from friends' in cities
MSNBC host Joy Reid expressed doubt in the growing crime rate across the U.S. because she hasn't heard "anecdotes from friends" who live in the cities being affected. MSNBC'S JOY REID CALLS BORDER CRISIS ‘NONEXISTENT,’ SLAMS NOEM, DESANTIS FOR SENDING NATIONAL GUARDNew York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones slammed the tweet, denying that crime was at a "20-year high." "Given that actual crime is not at or near a 20-year high, not even close to it, where do you imagine these perceptions have come from? I've seen more TV stories about crime than the actual anecdotes from friends in NYC or other big cities bear out," Reid said to Hannah-Jones. "50 National Guard troops are being deployed in response to Greg Abbott's plea for more border security for a nonexistent crisis."
Minneapolis mayor says he's committed to recruiting new police officers after judge's ruling
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey admitted the city has a shortage of police officers Friday, a day after a judge ruled the city needs to hire more cops by June of next year, according to reports. Frey called the high rate of attrition "problematic" and promised the city will focus on recruiting to bulk up the numbers, FOX 9 in Minneapolis reported. "Minneapolis is in a crisis," the plaintiffs wrote in the complaint, citing the rise in shootings and homicides and the violent George Floyd protests. "We need community-oriented strategies that go beyond policing and you need officers as well. Many officers in Minneapolis and elsewhere have left in the last year amid often violent anti-police protests.
Motorcyclist pulls gun in road-rage incident, gets shot dead by other driver
A road-rage incident in Texas turned deadly when a motorcyclist pulled a gun — only to be shot by the other driver in what authorities are treating as an act of self-defense, according to reports. At one point, an unidentified SUV driver began changing lanes, forcing Gray to swerve to avoid a collision, CBS DFW said. The SUV driver told Gray to put down the gun because there were kids in his car. But the biker kept coming, so the other man drew his own handgun and opened fire, hitting Gray multiple times, according to reports. Cops said that the SUV driver was the first person to call 911 following the shooting and that he immediately cooperated with investigators.
Bruce blasts Joy Reid for claim border crisis 'nonexistent': Say it to the mom afraid to let kids play outside
Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce, slammed MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid for her claim that the Biden border crisis is "nonexistent" Friday on "Hannity." Kristi Noem "the roaming Noem" and laughed at her for sending 50 of the state's National Guard troops to assist Texas Gov. Greg Abbott with the border crisis both state executives say Joe Biden is exacerbating. "The roaming Noem is back at it again. Ron DeSantis] are getting, so she is sending South Dakota's troops roaming," said Reid.
Watters: Kamala's laugh a 'defense mechanism' that often works; 'failed miserably' with Lester Holt
Two, to buy her time if she's unsure, she can use that time to formulate a response. And you saw this fail miserably with Lester Holt, who just sat there stone-faced as she laughed in his face about real issues with the border. She cackles when she's asked the question about her relationship with President Obama. She's cackled also when she's asked about her management ability, i.e., the border. And she also laughs uncontrollably in an audience setting where she's not on prompter and she's failing to connect with that audience.
Texas sheriffs sue Biden administration over immigration policy barring deportations
Four Texas sheriffs, their counties, and ICE representatives have sued President Biden and officials as the Department of Homeland Security for preventing federal officers from deporting illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds. Kinney, Edwards, McMullen and Hudspeth counties along with the Federal Police Foundation—which represents ICE officers – filed a complaint Thursday calling on the Biden administration to allow ICE officials to do their job. "These are really serious criminals, and ICE is being ordered by the political leadership of the Biden administration to turn them loose." Sheriffs are now meant to release the illegal immigrants back into society. "The Biden administration policy stands in direct violation of not one, but three, different federal statutes," Kobach told the publication.
GOP Rep. Tim Burchett accuses State Department of ‘woke PR’ over passport genders
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) told The Post in a statement that the department had been “grossly negligent” by trumpeting Blinken’s announcement amid a backlog of passport applications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Efficiently processing the enormous passport application backlog takes a back seat to woke PR stunts at Biden’s State Department,” the statement said. Rep. Tim Burchett has called the State Department “grossly negligent” regarding passport genders. Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesThe State Department is also working on adding a third gender option to passport applications for those who identify as “non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming,” Blinken said. Rep. Tim Burchett tried to block the new policy change until the passport backlog could be resolved.
Tucker Carlson: Nobody thinks Joe Biden actually runs the White House
But Kamala Harris did it anyway, in the pages of Jeff Bezos' personal newspaper, the Washington Post. RAYMOND ARROYO: THE TRUTH ABOUT KAMALA HARRISAnd honestly, Kamala Harris hasn’t done much to help. In fact, there’s now a mass exodus of women from Kamala Harris' own staff. In other words, because Kamala Harris’ father came from the Caribbean, it’s ok that she’s a monster to work for. KAMALA HARRIS ALLIES RUSH TO PLAY DAMAGE CONTROL AMID WHITE HOUSE INFIGHTINGIncreasingly, it seems like Kamala Harris is running things.
Biden polls horribly on his handling of rising crime
Americans are giving President Biden dismal ratings on his handling of rising crime, a new poll found. As crime rates have continued to surge, lawmakers have been quick to point fingers to avoid their party taking blame. Fifty-five percent pointed to increasing police funding as a solution, 51 percent said stricter enforcement of current gun laws and 46 percent said stricter gun laws. Reps for President Biden did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on the poll findings. Biden faces a political minefield on the issue of crime, especially ahead of the 2022 midterms.
Chief NY Judge Janet DiFiore, family obtained priority COVID testing last year
New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore — who was nominated to her post by Gov. Chief Judge Janet DiFiore could be on the jury of Gov. Chief Judge Janet DiFiore is sworn in by Gov. As chief judge, DiFiore would sit as one of the jurors. Chief Judge Janet DiFiore reportedly sought priority COVID-19 testing after a family member tested positive.
Ghislaine Maxwell should be sprung from prison just like Cosby, lawyers argue
Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers are playing the Bill Cosby card– arguing the court ruling that sprung the disgraced comedian from prison backs up throwing out her sex trafficking case. Lawyers for the British socialite claim that their client is similarly covered by a non-prosecution agreement that Epstein signed with federal prosecutors in Florida in 2007. “This is not consistent with principles of fundamental fairness.”Bill Cosby reacts outside his home in Pennsylvania after being released from prison on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 . Prosecutors used the incriminating testimony — in which Cosby admitted that he used to offer quaaludes, a powerful sedative, to women he wanted to have sex with — as part of the criminal case against him. But the Pennsylvania high court ruled they could not do that, and overturned Cosby’s conviction.
Florist's attorney in LGBT case refused by SCOTUS says move allows Washington State to 'ruin her financially'
Stutzman argued it was against her religious beliefs and therefore infringing upon her religious freedom to provide flowers for a gay wedding. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas agreed the court should hear the case. Attorney Kristen Waggoner of the Alliance Defending Freedom lamented the case now essentially allows Ferguson to financially "ruin" Stutzman as the florist is now subject to significant financial punishment from the state for her alleged discrimination. "This denial paves the way for Washington State and the ACLU to financially ruin Barronelle. The question to the Supreme Court is again to affirm the basic principle, no matter what side of the marriage debate we are on."
Tomi Lahren: Free the fireworks
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Rep. Waltz 'fears' for women, interpreters, allies in Afghanistan following US troop withdrawal
Florida Rep. Michael Waltz criticized the Biden administration's decision to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan Friday on ‘The Story’ saying, "It just makes absolutely zero sense to me." Rep. Michael Waltz: On Bagram Air Base, this policy is just asinine. In that one base, we can reach out and affect the battlefield for four out of our five major adversaries. And it just makes absolutely zero sense to me. And we have to send our soldiers back in with no bases, with local allies that have been decimated because they didn't evacuate them.
Raymond Arroyo: The truth about Kamala Harris
Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo explained why the White House is worried about Kamala Harris Friday on ‘Fox News Primetime.’RAYMOND ARROYO: At this point, the only thing Kamala Harris is running for is her life, from the Old Executive Office Building. Look, the real reason they’re worried, and no one has really reported this widely, John McLaughlin did a poll pitting Trump against Kamala Harris. Well, it’s coming from your White House! Because the coalition that Joe Biden was able to cobble together, they know Kamala will not be able to recreate that. And as far as support from African Americans, she was getting less support than Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Former ‘Predator’ host Chris Hansen turns himself in on warrant, resolves video issue after skipping court
Chris Hansen, the former host of "To Catch a Predator," turned himself in on Friday after a Michigan judge put out a warrant for his arrest. Hansen was a no-show during a recent court hearing where he was supposed to turn over more footage related to a police sting operation. Hansen later hit social media and pressed to his followers on Instagram that "Justice marches on!" 'TO CATCH A PREDATOR' HOST CHRIS HANSEN HAS A WARRANT OUT FOR HIS ARREST AFTER SKIPPING COURT: REPORTThe bench warrant was rescinded by Judge Matthew Stewart, said Hansen's lawyer Clint Perryman. ‘TO CATCH A PREDATOR’ HOST CHRIS HANSEN GETTING EVICTED FROM NYC APARTMENT: REPORT"He wasn't intending to not appear or to be somebody that was trying to circumvent the process.
Crime-spike myths: COVID didn’t cause it, and it’s not a ‘hysteria’
Violence didn’t skyrocket till late May and June, post-George Floyd, well after COVID was at its worst. Those who wish to dismiss concern over rising violence as “hysteria” do great disservice to the additional 2.5 people who were shot, on average, daily in 2020, compared to 2019 levels. In 2018 New York City had a record low 897 shooting victims and 288 murders. Compared with 2019, shootings doubled in 2020, and there were an additional 2.6 shooting victims, on average, each day last year. Matthew McDermottWith 1,870 shooting victims, 2020 was the deadliest since 2006.
Neiman Marcus weighs possible sale of Bergdorf Goodman
Bergdorf Goodman is exploring a potential sale — and one possible outcome is that it moves to a surprising address nearby, The Post has learned. Talks between Neiman and Ashkenazy have “recently heated up,” according to a source with knowledge of the situation. “We have no intention nor are we looking to sell Bergdorf Goodman at this time,” a Neiman spokesperson said. AFP via Getty ImagesArnault has “always been obsessed” with Bergdorf, according to a source close to Neiman Marcus. In December, Neiman reaped $18.2 million from the sale of a large mobile by Alexander Calder at a Sotheby’s auction.
Biden bloat: West Wing payroll near $50 million, highest on record
The Biden administration’s Executive Office of the President (EOP) has 560 employees and a payroll of close to $50 million — the highest of any administration in at least 12 years, according to data released Thursday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki, for example, is one of 22 West Wing employees pulling in a taxpayer-funded salary of $180,000. The Biden administration’s staggering $49.6 million payroll topples both Obama and Trump’s administrations. According to the website OpenTheBooks.com, the Biden administration’s $49.6 million payroll is the highest of any administration in any year going back to 2009, just edging out the inflation-adjusted $49.4 million spent in Barack Obama’s first year in office. By contrast, in the final year of the Trump administration, the EOP had 413 employees and a payroll of $41.7 million.
Ned Ryun: Early Colonial days show US was founded in self-governance over any particular ideology
Ryun, founder of American Majority, told host Tucker Carlson that the early settlers in New England brought ideas that created a new system of self-governance, in contrast to the English system of monarchy. You have the right to self-defense and bear arms [as in the Second Amendment]… free elections, free speech," he said. "All the ideas they brought with them that were English ideas, that grew forth from English thought, from English soil. Ryun remarked that the colonial veteran's responses left the reporter perplexed: "Why did you fight?" All laws that are made have to be in harmony at some level with these natural, inherent, higher laws."
NYC mayoral contenders file lawsuits seeking ballot review
NEW YORK (AP) — All three candidates who are still in the running in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary have filed legal actions seeking the right to review the ongoing ranked choice vote tally. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and former city sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia filed similar legal actions on Wednesday. None of the other 13 Democrats on the mayoral primary ballot were close enough to catch up. The corrected primary results don’t include nearly 125,000 absentee ballots that are being counted this week. With Adams’ thin lead, Garcia or Wiley could catch up when absentee ballots are added starting on July 6.
Biden DHS moves to bring back deported US military veterans: report
"We are committed to bringing back military service members, veterans, and their immediate family members who were unjustly removed and ensuring they receive the benefits to which they may be entitled." A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security did not return Fox News’ request for comment. DHS is reportedly working to set up a resource center to help interested veterans with their immigration applications. The report noted that some of the veterans who were removed may not have received the level of review appropriate for cases former service members. During his campaign, President Biden criticized President Donald Trump for deporting undocumented veterans without checking their record of military service.
Virginia district spent $34K on critical race theory coaching for administrators, documents show
Newly unveiled documents from Virginia's Loudoun County Public Schools show the district paid more than $34,000 for 55 hours of critical race theory coaching last year and slides contrasting "White Individualism" with "Color Group Collectivism." The documents, obtained through a freedom of information request from a Loudoun parent, show a framework for "culturally responsive" teaching from the Equity Collaborative, an equity consulting firm that offers courses on critical race theory. She’s been outspoken at school board meetings against critical race theory and other progressive programs that she says have no place in schools. When asked why administrators were being trained on critical race theory if the district had no plans to introduce the controversial curriculum to students, he invoked Gen. Mark Milley’s recent congressional testimony. Why are they teaching the teachers critical race theory?
Thomas, Gorsuch say court should revisit libel standard for public figures
A landmark 1964 case determined that public figures had to prove false statements made about them in the media were intentionally harmful. The case determined that public figures had a higher burden to prove defamation than private ones. Public figures have to prove that a statement made was known to be false and made with disregard for its accuracy. Thomas called for the court to reassess libel standards back in 2019, though Gorsuch offered new support for the cause. He also said the line between public and private figures was blurred as private citizens can become public figures on social media "overnight."
NYC corrections officer charged with gang assault
A New York City corrections officer was arrested and charged with attempted gang assault, police said Friday. Jimmy Wu, 28, was picked up around 9:40 a.m. on Friday for the June 27 attack, cops said. It’s not clear if Wu stabbed the individual. He was charged with attempted gang assault, attempted assault, assault and menacing. Wu last year earned $65,306 from his position and couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
Don’t let the left keep brainwashing our kids to fight their political wars
The New York Times has an occasional pull-out section for kids in its Sunday paper. But we are asked to pretend kids have their own political ideas wholly independent of parents or zealous teachers. Younger kids made signs and marched around school yards; older kids pretended to really, really care about climate — while they skipped school. There’s no reason, after all, for kids to “march for climate change,” other than to serve as props for adults. The left may bombard our kids with politicized news aimed at making them conform.
Late billionaire real-estate mogul’s Hamptons home lists for $70M
The Hamptons lair of a late billionaire is looking for its next deep-pocketed owner. He bought the roughly 14-acre Wainscott property for $19.5 million in 2006, according to the Journal, and the shingled main house was completed around 2010. Courtesy of Douglas EllimanAs it stands, the main house has six bedrooms, but it can fit a total of 10. There’s also a pool house. The listing notes the spread can likely be subdivided for a second home with space for its own pool, a pool house and a tennis court.
Letters to the Editor — July 3, 2021
The Issue: Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to the southern border to address surging immigration rates. Here is a woman who is the first female and African American to ever hold the office of vice president. Kamala claims she’s searching for the root causes of the border crisis. Then she met with Rep. Veronica Escobar, who compared El Paso to Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants entered this country legally. Richard KetayNewark, NJI agree with the vice president that there has been “extreme progress” on the border.
Helping poor kids takes more than money — they also need stable homes
The prediction is eye-popping: The new law, the consensus has it, will slash child poverty in half. The IRS’s new Child Tax Credit increase won’t simply slash child poverty rates in half. When it comes to multipartner fertility and complex families, the US is truly number one. Democrats in Washington are blind to how “complex families” have become prevalent in America thanks to their social policies. Can the extra income promised by the CTC change the life trajectories of kids in complex families?
Biden backs changes in military sexual assault prosecution
President Joe Biden on Friday put his stamp of approval on a long-debated change to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual assault cases from military commanders. The president formally approved more than two dozen recommendations made by an independent review commission on sexual assault in the military. DEFENSE SECRETARY AUSTIN RECOMMENDS MILITARY REMOVE SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES FROM CHAIN OF COMMANDThe military’s sexual assault response coordinators and victims advocates also would be removed from the command structure system. "I’m deeply concerned that if they limit it to just sexual assault, it will really harm female service members. A review panel found that military leaders at the post were not adequately dealing with high rates of sexual assault and harassment and were utterly neglecting the sexual assault prevention program.
Florida high-rise evacuated over structural concerns following Surfside condo collapse
City officials in North Miami Beach have ordered the shutdown and evacuation of a high-rise condo complex there, roughly a week after a deadly collapse left dozens of people missing in a neighboring community. North Miami Beach Building Department officials ordered the evacuation of Crestview Towers Friday evening, according to a city spokesperson. The move came after the condo board turned in a building inspection report that found structural deficiencies. The building was built in 1972, officials said, nine years before Champlain Towers South. LIVE UPDATES: MIAMI CONDO COLLAPSE DEATH TOLL RISES TO 22The 10-story high-rise apartment building has about 160 units and is about 25 miles northwest of the Champlain Towers South collapse site in Surfside, Fla., property records show.
Media outlets vilify Donald Rumsfeld in obituaries after going gentle on Fidel Castro
Media outlets refrained from offering kind coverage to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in their obituaries following his death this week, but many of them went gentler on the passing of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro back in 2016. NPR gave Rumsfeld the colorful headline, "Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died," versus the relatively bland, "Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At Age 90." The Atlantic offered similar but slanted framings with articles titled "How Rumsfeld Deserves to Be Remembered" and "Remembering Fidel Castro." DONALD RUMSFELD DEAD AT 88: FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY AT HELM OF IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN WARSThe Daily Beast tweeted out a "BREAKING" news headline following Castro's death. Business Insider similarly kept it simple for Castro's obituary while running the headline, "Donald Rumsfeld's legacy is defined by a disastrous Iraq War and America's disgraceful use of torture."
Queens nurse who got nation’s first COVID-19 shot honored by President Biden
The Queens nurse who bravely rolled up her sleeve for the nation’s first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine shot was honored on Friday by President Biden — and will have her scrubs sent to the Smithsonian. Biden presented Sandra Lindsay, an immigrant from Jamaica, with a framed “Outstanding American By Choice” award from US Citizenship and Immigration Services. President Joe Biden honors Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse who was the first person in the US to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Biden honored Lindsay as he presided over a ceremony granting citizenship to a diverse group of immigrants to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend. And now she’s director of nursing for critical care at a hospital on Long Island,” Biden said.
Amazon grants new CEO over $200M in stock
Amazon plans to award incoming Chief Executive Andy Jassy more than $200 million in extra stock, which will pay out over 10 years, the company said in a regulatory filing on Friday. Though Amazon did not disclose the vesting schedule, its previous stock grants have not vested right away. On top of that, he has $45.3 million in previously awarded stock that is vesting this year, and he had $41.5 million in shares that vested in 2020. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella had $215 million in stock vest for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, on top of a base salary of $2.5 million, a filing showed. Apple’s Tim Cook had $281.9 million in stock vest, according to its 2021 proxy.
Biden’s pick for German ambassador is president of university that paid him nearly $1M
President Biden’s nominee to be the next ambassador to Germany is an Ivy League president whose university paid him nearly $1 million for an honorary professor gig where he was seldom seen, it was revealed Friday. University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, who has headed the Philadelphia-based institution since 2004, is the first envoy to a G-7 nation to be nominated by Biden. Biden accepted an honorary professorship at UPenn after he left office as vice president in 2017. The student newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian, counted just nine on-campus appearances by the then-former senator and vice president between February 2017 and February 2019. Matt Rourke/APThe crowning achievement of Biden’s association with the university was the opening in February 2018 of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, an event overseen by Gutmann.
Death toll in Florida building collapse reaches 22 with 126 missing
The death toll from last week’s collapse of a beachfront condo building in Florida has now reached 22, with 126 others still missing“Over the course of today’s search we did recover two additional victims,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said. Crews continue to work at the site of the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South, which pancaked early on June 24, leaving nearly 150 people unaccounted for. Elsa, which move over Barbados on Friday with sustained 75 mph winds, could hit South Florida as early as Sunday, officials said. A general view of a memorial that has pictures of some of the missing from the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building. Michael Reaves/Getty ImagesMembers of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team look for possible survivors.
Girl’s solemn moment at Florida collapse site leads to meeting with Biden
A 12-year-old girl’s moment of reflection at the site of the Florida building collapse — where her father and uncle remain missing — ended up getting her a meeting with President Joe Biden. The solemn sight earlier this week caught the eye of Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett, a regular at the site of the disaster in his beachfront town. Gerald Herbert/APThe night before the collapse, Cohen’s mother, Soriya, sent the girl’s father a picture of their daughter, wearing a pink t-shirt and sporting a ponytail. “He looked at me and said, ‘would you please being her to me now?”Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett (right) joins worshipers on June 26, 2021. A photo of the meeting shows Biden next to Cohen, with Burkett, who brought the two together for the meeting, standing in the background.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp: “This Bill Does Not Suppress”
Fox News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram, explains what to expect from the latest investigation into the insurrection. The Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia over its new voting rights law, The Election Integrity Act of 2021 or SB 202. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland speaks with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) about the DOJ lawsuit against his state’s voting law and why he’s defending voter I.D. President Joe Biden launched a series of missile strikes against Iranian-backed militia groups in Iraq and Syria last weekend. The Biden administration citing self-defense and that President Biden had the power to order the strikes under constitutional authority.
VA congressman introduces amendment asking Biden to declassify intel linking Wuhan lab to COVID-19 origins
Rep. Ben Cline, R-Va., on Thursday introduced an amendment asking President Biden to declassify intelligence linking the Wuhan Institute of Virology to the origins of COVID-19. "From the very beginning, the Chinese Communist Party covered up the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and hindered investigations at every turn," Cline said in a Thursday statement. If there is any intelligence related to the origins of the pandemic, it must be released to ensure both transparency and accountability." Josh Hawley and Mike Bruan introduced similar legislation in April, forcing the Biden administration to declassify intelligence related to the origins of the virus after it passed in May. US LEARNED SEVERAL WUHAN LAB RESEARCHERS SICKENED BEFORE COVID-19 OUTBREAK: FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALThe State Department acknowledged in January 2021 the "United States government has reason to believe that several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019."
Border Patrol nabs slew of criminal illegal immigrants, including gang members, sex offenders
As Americans prepare for their Fourth of July celebrations, Border Patrol agents patrolling the southern border have nabbed a slew of criminal illegal immigrants – including gang members and sex offenders – trying to get into the U.S.Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley Sector announced this week that they have arrested four gang members and two sex offenders since June 30. On Monday, agents apprehended a Surenos 18 street gang member who Border Patrol said had a lengthy criminal history including aggravated homicide and extortion. Border Patrol has been apprehending massive numbers of migrants at the border, with more than 180,000 migrant encounters in May alone. That has included MS-13 gang members and child sex offenders, and it is not known how many migrants are sneaking past agents. He raised the question of how many were getting past Border Patrol, as well.
Ex-Virginia gov McAuliffe fact checked for making false claims in ad against GOP challenger Glenn Youngkin
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was smacked with a fact check on Friday for making false claims in a campaign ad against his Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin. "But before he ran for office, he was a big fan of Terry McAuliffe and his record as governor," the 39-second ad claims. "Any way you slice it, Glenn’s meaning is clear: Virginia’s economy thrived during Terry’s administration, and no amount of posturing by Glenn now can change that," Olivari said. "These remarks could be offered as evidence that Youngkin now is criticizing the state of Virginia’s economy for political purposes," Usero wrote. The McAuliffe campaign did not return Fox News’ request for comment.
Biden touts Harris leadership on immigration as questions raised about her effectiveness
President Biden touted Vice President Kamala Harris’ leadership addressing the immigration crisis Friday, after weeks of criticism from Republicans and amid reports of infighting in the West Wing. In a naturalization ceremony, Biden welcomed a group of new citizens and applauded Harris’ role in tackling the U.S. immigration system. "With Vice President Harris's leadership, we're getting to the root causes of why people are migrating for our southern border from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador," the president said. Her chief spokesperson Symone Sanders even told reporters in March that "the Vice President is not doing the border." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe figure is expected to exceed well over 1 million illegal border crossings once June encounters have been released.
WaPo gives McAuliffe 3 'Pinocchios' for misleading ad on Youngkin after PolitiFact waters down own fact-check
The Post's fact-check on Friday examined a McAuliffe ad that spliced comments Youngkin made while leading a 2017 panel discussion that the former governor participated in. Meanwhile, NPR's Virginia affiliate VPM came to a similar conclusion when it initially published a fact-check from Politifact Virginia similarly calling out the "misleading" attack ad. "We've retracted a politifact piece on a McAuliffe campaign ad due to a substantial omission in our reporting. On Wednesday, VPM republished Politifact Virginia's report with the new headline, "The Story Behind a McAuliffe Ad Touting Youngkin Praise," which notably scrubbed the "misleading" descriptor of the ad. Matt Wolking, the Youngkin campaign's communications director, took a swipe at the so-called "retracted" fact-check that still concluded that the McAuliffe ad "edits and alters" Youngkin's remarks.
Mayorkas to visit Guatemala as Harris remains under fire for handling of migrant crisis
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will visit Guatemala next week, just as Vice President Kamala Harris continues to face criticism for her role in handling the migrant crisis at the southern borderThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Mayorkas will travel to the Northern Triangle country on Tuesday and Wednesday and will "meet with counterparts in the Government of Guatemala regarding shared priorities. HARRIS, WHILE FINALLY VISITING THE BORDER, TOUTS ‘EXTREME PROGRESS’ IN TACKLING MIGRANT SURGEMayorkas "will also meet with in-country members of the DHS workforce and key DHS partners," the statement said. Amid a border crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of migrant encounters in recent months, the Biden administration has placed significant emphasis on the "root causes" of the crisis like violence, climate change and poverty in Central America and Northern Triangle countries like Guatemala. The trip comes nearly a month after Harris visited Guatemala as part of a trip to the region, in which she faced criticism for not having visited the border as part of her role in leading diplomatic talks to tackle the "root causes" of the migrant crisis. "The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States."
Psaki on 16-cent BBQ tweet being compared to gas price spike: 'If you don't like hot dogs you may not care'
"According to the Farm Bureau, the cost of a 4th of July BBQ is down from last year. "I would say, if you don’t like hot dogs, you may not care of the reduction of cost. You don’t have to like hot dogs," Psaki replied, adding that Biden's "Build Back Better Agenda" continues to produce its intended results. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Food is more expensive, housing is through the roof and I was shocked at the gas prices just this week," Gingrich-Cushman said. It also cuts revenues from taxes (since people quit working) while increasing the cost of taking care of those who decline to work."
Media critics erupt as outlets continue to gush over Chinese Communist Party anniversary: 'PARTY TIME'
After CNN was roasted for appearing to celebrate the Chinese Communist Party's 100th anniversary this week, ABC News is now being accused of the same strange sycophantic behavior. On Tuesday, ABC tweeted out a story about the CCP's 100th anniversary celebration, with the caption, "PARTY TIME." "Apparently America's media outlets are in some kind of competition to see who can compose the most [nauseatingly] sycophantic paean to China's communist party?" "Looks like ABC just picked up a new gig as the Chinese Communist Party's latest propaganda outlet," tweeted Stand for America's Kassy Dillon. CNN ACCUSED OF ‘LITERALLY PUBLISHING CHINESE PROPAGANDA’On Wednesday, CNN International similarly recognized the CCP anniversary by tweeting, "The Chinese Communist Party is about to turn 100 but Xi will be the real star."
Does President ‘Happy Questions’ Biden know what a press conference is for?
Which misses the point of a president facing the media, namely (in part) to get him to address issues he doesn’t prefer to discuss. The president whined, “It’s the Fourth of July,” and complained, “You guys are asking me questions that I’ll answer next week. Biden’s backers in the media like to say he’s a return to normalcy after President Donald Trump, but is hiding from questions really better than the contentious back-and-forth Trump used to have? Biden rarely faces the press at all and then routinely calls overwhelmingly on reporters he expects to be friendly. Has all the soft media treatment left Biden thinking press conferences exist only to push his own propaganda?
How Biden can save the Democratic Party — and his presidency
In 2020, it was widely reported that Joe Biden wanted to be a “transitional” president. At a campaign event in Detroit, appearing with several younger, more progressive Democratic politicians, he seemed to endorse this idea. see also The GOP should abandon the bipartisan infrastructure deal So far, the bipartisan infrastructure deal is going through the...There’s been a lot of talk about Trump’s modest improvement with Latino and Black voters in 2020. The base of the Democratic Party is obsessed with the idea that a massive transformation of American government is possible. Moreover, the longer the Democratic Party is committed to this fantasy, the longer it will be a minority party.
A whole lot of winking and nodding at Albany’s impeachment ‘probe’ of Cuomo
Lawmakers in Albany, the feds and the state attorney general are all probing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s numerous scandals, but it looks more like a whole lot of winking and nodding going on. Or maybe they suspect the fix is in, and Cuomo will easily skate through impeachment, giving him a decent shot at winning reelection in 2022. Cuomo ordered nursing homes to accept COVID-infectious patients, then actively covered up the number of deaths in those facilities. Heastie & Co. need to quit stalling, finish their “probes” and move ahead with impeachment now.
Supreme Court slaps down the CDC’s power grab
The Supreme Court this week rightly put the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on notice that the agency doesn’t have the vast powers it claims. Kavanaugh said the agency had blatantly overstepped its legal authority; future bans require actual legislation from Congress. The agency argued that federal regulations under the Public Health Service Act allowed it to set the ban, but those laws only cover disease-control measures. And the CDC made a huge stretch to justify the ban in that context — claiming that evictions would lead to more people being homeless, in turn increasing the spread of COVID-19. A public-health emergency can justify extreme measures like quarantines, but that doesn’t empower bureaucrats to act as lawmakers.
Royal Caribbean cruise ship to house first responders of Florida building collapse
Royal Caribbean has freed up one of its luxury cruise ships to house first responders working at the site of the Florida condo building collapse. “This tragedy in our backyard is heart-wrenching,” Royal Caribbean Group Chairman and CEO Richard Fain told WTVJ-TV. Explorer of the Seas can accommodate up to 600 first responders including search dogs. Ron DeSantis said Friday that the ship is already paying dividends, and will accommodate hundreds of newly arrived urban search and rescue workers. “This incredible act of kindness from our friends at Royal Caribbean is deeply appreciated by our entire community,” Miami-Dade Mayor Danielle Levine Cava said.
Progressive Charles Booker launches bid to unseat Rand Paul
Former Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker will launch a bid to unseat Sen. Rand Paul, he announced. Booker, a progressive who openly supports “Medicare-for-all” and the Green New Deal, became actively involved in the protests, gaining him the endorsements of Sens. Rep. Charles Booker wants to unseat Sen. Rand Paul in Kentucky. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been in the Senate since 2011. Paul said at the time that he made the decision to introduce the bill after speaking with Taylor’s grieving family.
Julianne Moore thinks the term ‘aging gracefully’ is ‘totally sexist’
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Julianne Moore is often told she’s “aging gracefully” — and she’s had enough. “There’s so much judgment inherent in the term,” Moore, 60, told As If magazine for her new cover story. That’s what aging should be about.”Julianne Moore at the Tory Burch 2020 Fall/Winter show. Staunchly anti-gun (she even hates handling firearms in films), Moore has hosted live chats and regularly shares infographics connected to the cause. “I think it’s about time things change,” she told As If.
US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan terrifying for those in Taliban crosshairs
The departure of US troops from Afghanistan raises fears of far-reaching retribution by the Taliban — including the reversal of hard-won women’s rights and the murders of anyone who sided with America. Many fear the Taliban will have a resurgence without a strong US military presence in Afghanistan. Afghan Air Force may not be prepared to handle Taliban counterattacks without expertise and supplies from US troops and contractors. Taliban fighters surrender their weapons to join the Afghanistan government during a ceremony in Herat, Afghanistan. LGBTQ communityThe Taliban were notorious for their harsh treatment of gay men, imposing punishment in an extremely cruel and barbaric fashion.
Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL): Democrats “Are Hanging On To Jan. 6th Because Their Agenda Sucks”
The Democrats are still hanging on to January 6th for dear life because the rest of their agenda sucks. In their base, they look at January 6th as if you voted not to certify, that think you shouldn’t even be in Congress. And f they choose not to, that’s really on them, it’s got nothing to do with me.”FAILLA: “No, I agree 100%. If you think the Congressional Black Caucus is hard to get into, you should try getting into Sheldon Whitehouse’s country club.”DONALDS: “Listen, man, Sheldon won’t invite me. Well, he might invite me one way, but then I’ll be the one who needs that white blazer if you know what I’m talking about.”
Johnny “Joey” Jones: If Harris Does Anything About The Border, The Squad Will Persecute Her
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Fox News Podcasts and Fox Nation host Johnny “Joey” Jones explains why he thinks VP Harris was given the assignment to fix the border crisis. “I don’t think even the most tried and true believers of the Democratic agenda that work in the media can fall for that one. I just don’t think they can. There are a lot of people that like to say Biden is not really in charge. Because if you do anything about it, your loudest base, The Squad’s going to persecute you for it.
'Outnumbered' slams Biden for cutting reporters’ questions short on Afghanistan: ‘No excuse'
The "Outnumbered" panel railed against President Biden for getting annoyed with repeated press questions about the Afghanistan troop drawdown, saying he didn't want to answer anymore on the topic because it was a holiday weekend. "There is no excuse for this behavior from the president of the United States," Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren said Friday on "Outnumbered." After getting questions on the nation's security issues and the withdrawal timeline, Biden said he wanted to talk about "happy things." "I'm not going to answer any more … Look, it's the Fourth of July," Biden said after a fourth query about Afghanistan. But this is a holiday weekend, I'm going to celebrate it.
NYC homeless man arrested for allegedly stabbing Eric Adams campaign volunteer
A homeless man was arrested Friday in connection with the stabbing of a campaign volunteer for New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams. The 42-year-old campaign volunteer was stabbed around 2:30 p.m. on June 20 near East 149th Street and Morris Avenue in the Bronx in an attack that was captured on video. Calls to the Adams campaign from Fox News have not been returned. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe volunteer was also homeless, Adams said after the attack, according to the Post. I’ve done horrible things in my life,’" said Adams, a former NYPD captain who serves as Brooklyn borough president.
Tennessee woman sues after state officials deem vanity license plate 'offensive'
A Nashville woman is suing Tennessee officials after her vanity license plate reading "69PWNDU" was taken away a decade after she first registered it. Tennessee Department of Revenue officials ruled it "offensive" and in violation of the law – putting Gilliam at risk of prosecution. Included in the lawsuit is a copy of a letter Gilliam received from Revenue officials informing her that the plate had been "deemed offensive" and was revoked. "You may apply for a different personalized plate or request a regular, non-personalized plate to replace the revoked plate," the letter continues. They also argued that the state’s vanity plate law is unconstitutionally too vague under the Fourteenth Amendment and violates her right to due process.
Experts sound alarm over American media’s celebratory tone of Chinese Communist Party’s 100-year anniversary
The mainstream media had a celebratory tone leading up to the 100-year anniversary of China’s Communist Party, and coverage of the "ominous" speech by China’s leader Xi Jinping to mark the event left experts sounding the alarm over the American press’ coverage of the communist nation. Chang feels the mainstream media didn’t pick up on an "important message" that was sent to America through the communist leader’s rhetoric. And that was not pointed out," Chang said, adding that most American media outlets lack context when covering China and failed to pick up on a key element of the speech. The glowing coverage of the CCP anniversary came as the United States prepares to celebrate its independence on July 4. He thinks if American media outlets spent more time trying to understand China before jumping into coverage, then Xi and the CCP wouldn’t necessarily be treated so favorably.
Biden backs taking sexual assault cases out of military chain of command
President Biden “strongly” supports Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s position to take sexual assault cases out of the military chain of command and hand them over to independent prosecutors, he announced Friday. “Ending violence against women and eliminating sexual assault against any person in our country has been a priority for me throughout my career in public service. Sexual assault is an abuse of power and an affront to our shared humanity,” the commander-in-chief said in a statement. President Joe Biden supports Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s position to take sexual assault cases out of the military chain of command. The bill would take the military chain of command out of the equation altogether when it comes to major crimes.
Biden’s commerce secretary says many retail jobs might not come back
President Biden’s Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in an interview that many pre-pandemic jobs, especially in the retail and service sectors, might not come back even as the labor market recovers from the pandemic. Her comments also came one day before the highly anticipated June jobs report, which showed that the US added 850,000 jobs last month, topping expectations of 706,000 new jobs. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said some retail jobs might never come back. That still left leisure and hospitality 2.2 million jobs short of where it was in February 2020, before the pandemic gutted the economy. Long said he’s not entirely sold on that argument, adding that the data so far shows there’s “still a hole to fill” in leisure, hospitality and retail.
Salute the American Revolution’s enduring legacy
It’s been a hard time for the American Revolution. It’s been smeared by the New York Times 1619 project as a fight to preserve slavery. Ours is the greatest revolution the world as ever known. Where other revolutions have given way to serial changes of regime, whether in Mexico or France, the Revolution led to the adoption of a Constitution of remarkable staying power. But the Revolution coincided with a searching debate about the status of slavery that opened up new vistas.
Ex-Senator Claire McCaskill says Capitol riots were worse than Benghazi
Former Sen. Claire McCaskill said Friday that she believes last January’s Capitol riot was worse than the 2012 attack on US personnel in Benghazi. Benghazi had in the House alone six investigations,” the Missouri Democrat told MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. Only two Republican members voted for the creation of the select committee, even though many of those same members strongly supported Benghazi inquiries. One rioter and one officer were killed on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. A bipartisan commission proposed to look into the Capitol riot was squashed by the Senate, setting the stage for the more partisan select committee which will contain 13 members.
North Carolina Scout troops camp out, watch over American flag display
The Boy Scouts of Mooresville, North Carolina, are spending their nights this week guarding more than 600 American flags that line one of the town's fields. The annual "Field of Flags" event is hosted by the local Lowe's YMCA in partnership with the Exchange Club of Mooresville and Lake Norman. This is where our Scouts come into play," the club's Americanism Program of Service Committee Chair Marlo Mikeal told Fox News on Friday in an email. "They camp out overnight on the field and watch over our flags ensuring our flags are safe and properly displayed. And, actually, we have an all-girls Boy Scout troop that will also be on a watch," she said.
Kamala Harris allies rush to play damage control amid White House infighting
Allies of Vice President Kamala Harris are making efforts to play damage control amid reports of White House infighting and staff complaints. She understands the significance of this moment in history and the tremendous weight of being the first [female vice president]." Harris' senior advisor, Symone Sanders, and deputy chief of staff Michael Fuchs also defended the vice president and Flournoy in statements to Axios. The outlet reported Harris’ chief of staff had "effectively shut out" some of the vice president’s allies in politics and business, including top donors. Republicans had slammed the vice president for resisting calls to personally assess the situation at the border.
Maryland Gov. Hogan tears into Pelosi, Schumer for holding infrastructure bill 'hostage'
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tore into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., for holding the bipartisan infrastructure bill endorsed by President Biden "hostage" in order to gain "leverage" on other spending bills. During a town hall meeting with No Labels Citizens on Thursday, Hogan spoke about the $953 billion infrastructure bill that was endorsed by Biden, saying the plan "will put Americans back to work" and improve American infrastructure. GOP CONGRESSMAN SAYS BIDEN’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN IS ‘5-LANE HIGHWAY’ TO SOCIALISM"So, to me, it's just more of the same toxic partisan politics and Washington gridlock that has failed to deliver an infrastructure bill for decades," the Republican governor continued. "I think it's bad for President Biden. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe $953 billion infrastructure bill came after negotiations between Biden and GOP colleagues.
Elsa strengthens to hurricane status, further complicating condo collapse search efforts
The Category 1 storm unleashed heavy rains and winds on Barbados and then on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which are struggling to recover from recent massive volcanic eruptions. Elsa was located about 5 miles north of St. Vincent and was moving west-northwest at 29 mph. He also noted that it's the farthest east that a hurricane has formed this early in the tropical Atlantic since 1933. The storm strengthened to hurricane status on the same day that the death toll in the Surfside condo collapse rose to 20. Surfside, which is located in South Florida, could see severe weather from Hurricane Elsa, further complicating search and rescue efforts.
Justice Department is probing Lordstown Motors
The Justice Department is probing embattled electric-truck startup Lordstown Motors Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. The Securities and Exchange Commission is also looking at the company, Lordstown Motors has previously said. The SEC first requested information from Lordstown Motors in February and has issued subpoenas regarding Lordstown Motors’ move last year to become a public company and its representations about preorders, according to company filings. A spokesman for Lordstown Motors didn’t comment on the Justice Department’s probe. Lordstown Motors now joins Nikola Corp. as the second of those startups probed by the Justice Department after drawing scrutiny from short sellers and financial regulators.
Clay Travis dismisses 'nothingburger' charges against Trump Org CFO: 'This is the best they can do'
Radio host Clay Travis called the charges against Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg a "nothingburger" on Thursday and the overall investigation another "swing and a miss" against former President Donald Trump. TRUMP ESCAPES CRIMINAL TAX EVASION, CFO NABBED AS LOW HANGING FRUITFrom Russia collusion to allegations of payoffs to Stormy Daniels violating Federal Election Commission rules to Trump tax records, "they're all coming up empty for Trump haters," Travis said. "And they have consistently sold you on the idea that there are massive, severe penalties awaiting Donald Trump when he is no longer in office. Yet every one of these investigations keeps swinging and missing by and large, with no significant penalty attached to Donald Trump." Fox News "MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz called the charges against Weisselberg "stunningly narrow" in an opinion piece published Friday.
New York Times Magazine slammed for 'shoddy' essay on anti-critical race theory laws
Critics are slamming an essay published in New York Times Magazine this week that took aim at anti-critical race theory laws being signed into law across the country. The new memory laws invite teachers to self-censor, on the basis of what students might feel — or say they feel. German race laws drew from the precedent set by Jim Crow in the United States. "It’s hard to exaggerate how shoddy this New York Times magazine piece by @TimothyDSnyder comparing anti-CRT rules to Russia’s ‘memory laws’ is," Lowry began the Twitter thread. MSNBC'S JOY REID MOCKS PARENTS WHO SAY OPPOSING CRITICAL RACE THEORY DOESN'T MAKE THEM RACIST: ‘IT DOES’"Again, that’s the immediate prior sentence!"
Gorsuch slams Minnesota county for violating religious beliefs of Amish over septic system dispute
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch on Friday tore into a Minnesota county for trying to force an Amish community to install septic systems in their homes against their religious beliefs, citing the court's recent high-profile decision in a religious liberty case as a major precedent. Gorsuch made the comments in a statement regarding the case, Mast v. Fillmore County. "Apparently, this was part of an effort to amass ‘evidence’ to 'attack the sincerity of [the Amish’s] religious beliefs.'" "Fulton makes clear that the County and courts below misapprehended [the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act's] demands," Gorsuch wrote. "Given that, the County in this case bore the burden of presenting a ‘compelling reason why’ it cannot offer the Amish this same alternative."
Mainstream media melts down over Supreme Court decision on Arizona 'voting restrictions'
Mainstream media outlets seemed to be in complete meltdown mode this week following the Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to uphold Arizona voting rules aimed at ensuring election integrity. "The Supreme Court ended its term today with a major decision on voting rights. The justices upheld voting restrictions in Arizona, and their decision could have a profound effect in a number of states," CBS News' Norah O'Donnell said in her Thursday evening report before CBS reporter Jan Crawford highlighted criticisms of the court's decision. "The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday gutted most of what remains of the landmark Voting Rights Act," NPR reported. "Voting rights advocates are caught between a Supreme Court hostile to voting rights and a Republican party that has abandoned its one-time support for voting rights."
Bill Cosby denies 'non-consensual sexual contact' and drugging women after prison release
Bill Cosby has given another statement since his release from prison on Wednesday. The disgraced actor, 83, denied both "non-consensual" sex and "drugging" women in a series of tweets and blamed the media "pushing" that rhetoric. HOW DID BILL COSBY'S CONVICTION OVERTURN HAPPEN? "Mainstream media has irresponsibly, egregiously, and inexcusably misled the public with out of context coverage regarding Bill Cosby's deposition testimony. BRUCE CASTOR EXPLAINS 2004 'DECISION' NOT TO PROSECUTE BILL COSBY ON SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGESCosby's sex assault conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week over a legal technicality.
Hungary PM calls EU leaders ‘colonialists’ in LGBT law feud
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday accused European leaders of acting like “colonialists” in their criticism of a controversial law that’s seen as limiting the rights of LGBT people in that country. European Union leaders challenged Orban on the law at a summit in Brussels last week, with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte suggesting that the Hungarian leader should either uphold EU values or pull out of the 27-member bloc. “They behave like colonialists,” Orban said of his EU critics. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared European leaders at the EU summit “behave like colonialists.” APBut LGBT advocacy groups and high-ranking politicians in Europe have slammed the legislation, arguing it stigmatizes sexual minorities and seeks to stifle discourse on sexual orientation. The heads of 17 EU countries signed a joint letter condemning the legislation, and urged the European Commission to take Hungary before the European Court of Justice over the matter.
De Blasio doubles down on decision not to hire more cops amid crime surge
Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled down Friday on his controversial decision not to hire more cops even amid the Big Apple’s surging crime wave and after President Biden provided federal funds for the move. But a number of other American cities unfortunately are going through much, much worse, and that’s where that money was targeted,” de Blasio said. Mayor Bill de Blasio falsely claimed that President Biden meant for other cities to use additional COVID-19 relief money to tackle crime. Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Newark, NJ, all have smaller increases than New York, according to City Hall’s statistics. Gun violence across the five boroughs has spiked more than 40 percent in 2021 — including two broad daylight shootings in Times Square and two kids caught on camera ducking bullets in The Bronx.
Biden nominee for land agency touted husband's suggestion to let houses caught in forest fires 'burn'
President Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tracy Stone-Manning, once touted her husband’s suggestion to let houses caught in forest fires "burn." "Perhaps the feds should commit themselves to refusing to send in the troops to any county that has not taken such measures," Manning wrote. He even called it a ‘satisfying justice.’ That’s dangerous and disturbing," Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking member John Barrasso, R-Wyo., told Fox News in a Friday email. "Put them out this year, and they will burn the next, hotter and angrier," Manning wrote. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPA White House official told Fox News last month that the administration is standing behind her nomination.
Ari Fleischer challenges Biden's victory lap on economy: He's a 'Trojan horse with a script'
Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer called out President Biden Friday for taking a victory lap on the better-than-expected June jobs report and crediting his administration's economic agenda for the strongest hiring gain in 10 months. "The reason jobs are being created is because COVID is over," Fleischer, a Fox News contributor, argued on "The Faulkner Focus. "Joe Biden is a Trojan horse with a script," Fleischer said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"What it means is people aren't participating in looking for jobs," he explained. "They're happy to stay at home and they don't count as part of being unemployed because they're not looking for work.
Lincoln Project co-founder excoriated for creepy tweet about 'very dirty boys' in DC
Rick Wilson, co-founder of the disgraced anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project, was excoriated by critics this week following a creepy tweet he posted on Wednesday. DISGRACED LINCOLN PROJECT MEMBERS REEMERGE AS LIBERAL MEDIA FORGETS GROUP'S SCANDALSWeaver was accused in January of sexual harassment against the men via social media messages. He was subsequently disavowed by The Lincoln Project; however, multiple reports alleged his co-founders were previously warned about his predatory behavior. LINCOLN PROJECT FOUNDERS ALLEGEDLY KNEW ABOUT CLAIMS AGAINST WEAVER AS EARLY AS MARCH 2020: REPORTOther critics mocked Wilson, asking if he knew what he was tweeting from experience. It recently cleared itself of any wrongdoing in an investigation by a firm with several Lincoln Project donors among its lawyers.
Anthem protest Olympian Gwen Berry is sponsored by activist group trying to defund NYPD
Olympic athlete Gwen Berry — who sparked outrage by turning away from the US flag during the national anthem while on the winner’s podium — is being sponsored by an activist group that is also fighting to defund the NYPD. Color of Change is a “racial justice organization” that is pushing to defund the NYPD and has fought Olympic policies banning certain forms of protest. Gwen Berry has insisted that the national anthem is “disrespectful” to black Americans. “The NYPD has waged war against Black people and communities of color in NYC. To put it plainly: we won’t allow the NYPD to loot our communities any longer,” the petition letter says.
NYC’s $100B budget is the size of Florida’s — but de Blasio doesn’t care
Mayor Bill de Blasio dismissed criticism that his $98.7 billion budget — the largest in the city’s history — is nearly the same as the spending plan for the entire state of Florida. Fiscal watchdogs have said de Blasio spends like a “drunken sailor,” noting that his latest plan is over $10 billion more than last year’s budget. “I don’t pray at the altar of the fiscal conservatives and the budget hawks,” de Blasio said. “If you’re saying do I want emulate Ron DeSantis’ Florida budget? No I don’t,” de Blasio said about the governor of the Sunshine State.
Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) If We Don’t Hold Onto Kabul It Is Game Over In Afghanistan
Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and author of “2034: A Novel of the Next World War” tells Brian Kilmeade the U.S. military leaving Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan after nearly 20 years makes his heart hurt. Stavridis warns that after leaving Bagram we better hold onto Kabul Airport because if we don’t, it is game over and we would have to evacuate our embassy. Plus, Admiral Stavridis remembers former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Stavridis said he was proud to work for Rumsfeld and never met a more energetic patriot in his life. Click here to order of “2034: A Novel of the Next World War”
President Biden Could Have Brought The Country Together By Giving President Trump Some Credit For The Economy Turning Around
Vance also addressed President Biden crediting the American Rescue Plan for lowering unemployment caused by the pandemic. Vance says it is a joke for President Biden to take credit for the economy and feels it was President Trump governing effectively along with the vaccines that are turning around the economy. Vance says it was a missed opportunity for President Biden to bring the country together by giving some credit to President Trump for the economic turnaroundVance also addressed deleting tweets from 2016 that were critical of President Trump. Vance says he has never hidden the fact he was critical of Trump back then and came around and believes President Trump was able to become a good president. On Afghanistan, Vance says he supports withdrawing troops and is more worried about what happens if we stay in Afghanistan for another 10 years.
Translators being left behind in Afghanistan 'very frightening': Pearl Jam guitarist
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard on Friday explained why he has joined the effort to make sure interpreters for U.S. troops are not left behind in Afghanistan. "The seriousness of this and the ramifications of those people being left behind is very, very frightening. So I urge everybody to please reach out to their congressmen and senators and put some pressure on the Biden administration to get this done," Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard told "America’s Newsroom." Gossard learned about No One Left Behind a "few days ago" and got involved with the No One Left Behind SIV organization, whose ambassador, Ahmadullah Sediqi, joined the interview. No One Left Behind is the only nationwide nonprofit that supports interpreters for U.S. troops.
Supreme Court to hear case on Maine tuition program that bars money for religious education
But it says it can ban money from going to the school if it promotes a certain religious view to its students – something many religious schools do. A ban on state money funding clergy training was upheld by a 2004 Supreme Court case called Locke v. Davey. "This time arguing that, when SCOTUS said in Espinoza that states can't discriminate against religious schools, it meant that states can't discriminate against religious schools. "The tuition program is the result of a specific legislative determination that a sectarian education is not equivalent to a public education," the state also said. "The tuition program is not designed as an alternative to Maine’s public education system but as a part of it."
McCarthy slams Dems for trying to 'defund the borders' by slashing CBP funding
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is accusing House Democrats of trying to "defund the borders" after a move to cut Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) discretionary funding by nearly a billion dollars, even amid a historic crisis at the southern border. They didn’t add one extra dollar to the Border Patrol agents who are working overtime, who are being pushed like they've never been pushed before to protect us," McCarthy said Thursday on "The Ingraham Angle." The House Appropriations Committee released a draft of their Homeland Security funding bill this week. REPUBLICANS GRILL MAYORKAS ON LACK OF FUNDING FOR BORDER PATROL AGENTS, WALLHowever, the committee bill's funding amount for CBP is $456 million below what the White House requested. It comes amid a continuing crisis at the southern border, with more than 180,000 migrant encounters in May alone — the numbers for June have not yet been released.
Biden snaps at reporter over Putin question: 'You're in the wrong business'
President Biden snapped at a reporter at the end of his press conference Wednesday in Geneva after she asked why he was "confident" Russian President Vladimir Putin would change his previously malign behavior. As CNN's Kaitlan Collins tried to speak, Biden stuck up a finger and continued, "When did I say I was confident? "If you don't understand that, you're in the wrong business," Biden said, before finally walking away. Biden held a solo news conference after Putin completed his following their summit Wednesday in Geneva. Earlier in the press conference, he said the next few months would be a test of how effective the summit was.
Biden mocked for again using prepared list of reporters after Geneva summit: 'Embarrassing'
President Biden was mocked for "saying the quiet part out loud" on Wednesday when he admitted at the outset of his press conference in Geneva he would only be calling on reporters from a prepared list. BIDEN TAKES QUESTIONS FROM MOSTLY PRE-SELECTED REPORTERS AT FIRST FORMAL PRESS CONFERENCE AS POTUSSocial media users agreed that the president had "said the quiet part out loud." Fox News contributor Joe Concha contrasted Biden's admission with Putin's earlier press conference, which lasted over an hour and showed "no signs of stopping." At his first formal press conference as president in January, most of the questions he took were from reporters that were pre-selected by his team. Psaki has also admitted that she advises the president against taking impromptu questions.
Biden's angry response to CNN reporter is latest in pattern of snapping at questions he doesn't like
President Biden's angry response to a CNN reporter on Wednesday was the latest in a long list of times he has snapped at journalists who asked him pointed questions. Biden, who was walking away from his Geneva press conference, whirled around at Collins and said, "I'm not confident he'll change his behavior. "Mr. Biden, what is your response to the New York Post story about your son, sir?" "I have no response, it’s another smear campaign, right up your alley, those are the questions you always ask." I notice you didn't ask me how I feel about the new CNN poll," Biden told Doocy.
Facebook warns users of extremism as conservatives slam ‘Orwellian thought police’
An eyebrow-raising new Facebook feature warns users when they might have been exposed to extremist content or if they know someone who is becoming an extremist — prompting concerns it may target conservative voices and stifle free speech. One of the prompts asks users, “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?”“We care about preventing extremism on Facebook,” the prompt goes on. “Others in your situation have received confidential support.”A second alert read, “You may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently.”“Violent groups try to manipulate your anger and disappointment. Both of the alerts also redirect users to a support page. “Zuck’s choice.”Conservative writer Ericka Andersen also hit out at the tech giant, calling its initiative “concerning.”“No one needs your help defining an extremist, Facebook,” she said on Twitter.
US commerce secretary isn’t swayed by Xi Jinping’s ‘broken heads’ speech
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo appeared unmoved by ?Chinese President Xi Jinping’s stark warning to his country’s adversaries this week, vowing business as usual for the US. Speaking to CNBC’s “Closing Bell” Thursday afternoon, Raimondo made the comments after being asked about Xi’s speech earlier that day marking the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Xi also defiantly predicted that China would one day have the world’s greatest fighting force, which he pledged the CCP would remain in control of. Xinjiang is a province in the Communist country where an estimated 1 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained since 2016. In his speech, Xi also defiantly predicted that China would one day have the world’s greatest fighting force, which he pledged the CCP would remain in control of.
Biden cuts off Afghanistan questions, wants to ‘talk about happy things’
A testy President Biden on Friday cut off reporters who were peppering him with questions about Afghanistan potentially falling to the Taliban once US troops fully withdraw — telling them he would take their “negative” questions another time. Biden, who met last week with Afghan leaders, said “I want to talk about happy things, man” when he received a third question on Afghanistan at an event celebrating jobs growth in June. When a reporter attempted to ask a fourth question on Afghanistan, Biden said: “I’m not gonna answer any more questions on Afghanistan. Look, it’s Fourth of July [weekend].”The president said, “You guys are asking me questions that I’ll answer next week. Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesIn response to initial questions, Biden said that “we’re on track” for a “rational drawdown” of US troops by September.
Biden updates Reagan’s ‘morning in America’: It’s ‘afternoon’ and ‘sun is coming out’
President Biden on Friday celebrated a positive monthly jobs report by declaring that it was “afternoon” in America — a play on Ronald Reagan’s famous pronouncement that it was “morning in America” after a dark stretch. It is a good morning,” Biden told reporters at the White House. President Joe Biden pumps his fists as he delivers remarks on the June jobs report at the White House in Washington, DC on July 2, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarquePresident Ronald Reagan famously pronounced that it was “morning in America” after a dark economic stretch. Around noon Friday, he will host the Los Angeles Dodgers at the White House to celebrate their win last year in the World Series.
Even Legal Experts Call Trump Org Indictment Underwhelming
Howie Kurtz on the Trump Organization indictment being unsealed, internal leaks from Kamala Harris’ office describing an unhealthy environment and President Biden visiting recovery efforts in Florida building collapse. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Biden annoyed by repeated questions on Afghanistan: 'I'm not going to answer ... It's a holiday weekend'
President Biden grew irked Friday with repeated press questions about the Afghanistan troop drawdown, saying he didn't want to answer any more on the topic because it was a holiday weekend. "I'm not going to answer any more … Look, it's the Fourth of July," Biden said after a fourth query about Afghanistan. "I'm concerned that you guys are asking me questions that I'll answer next week. "I'll answer all your negative questions – not negative, your legitimate questions," he said, correcting himself. Biden's sniping at press questions he doesn't like is nothing new.
Supreme Court declines to hear case of flower shop owner sued for not serving gay wedding
The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a case about a flower shop in Washington that the state's Supreme Court ruled was discriminating against a gay man by refusing to provide flowers for his wedding due to her religious beliefs. But the Washington Supreme Court still ruled against the florist, Barronelle Stutzman, and she appealed yet again to the U.S. Supreme Court. SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS ARIZONA VOTER FRAUD PROTECTIONS"Thankfully, other courts have recognized that the Constitution does not allow this," she continued. SUPREME COURT SAYS CALIFORNIA RULE REQUIRING NONPROFITS TO REVEAL DONOR NAMES IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL"Today the Supreme Court confirmed that LGBTQ people should receive equal service when they walk into a store," added ACLU Lawyer Ria Tabacco Mar. By declining to take up the Arlene's Flowers case next term, the Supreme Court is not necessarily endorsing the result in the case.
Michigan state rep appears to cheer Bill Cosby release as a 'good day'
A Democrat Michigan state representative appeared to cheer the release of comedian Bill Cosby as a "good day" after his sexual assault conviction was thrown out by Pennsylvania’s highest court. State Rep. Jewell Jones, a Democrat, made a post on his Instagram profile that appears to applaud the disgraced former actor's release from prison Wednesday. MICHIGAN DEMOCRAT SEEN RESISTING DUI ARREST, THREATENS TO CALL GOV. His attorney, Ali Hammoud, said in an April hearing the state lawmaker "will continue to faithfully serve" his constituents and is innocent until proven guilty. Jones did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on his Instagram post.
Trump riddles followers with strong message: ‘Who shot Ashli Babbitt?’
“Who shot Ashli Babbitt?” Trump wrote on Thursday afternoon. The government has released no word on who shot Babbitt or even what agency the shooter worked for. Trump’s statement comes on the heels of a vote to establish a select committee on the Capitol Riot. Getty ImagesAll but two GOP House members voted against forming the select committee and few have shown interest in serving on it. Gaetz said that, “I think I’d be helpful.”Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jefferies has fueled speculation that firebrand GOP members might be tapped to serve.
Biden polls horribly on his handling of rising crime
Americans are giving President Biden dismal ratings on his handling of rising crime, a new poll found. As crime rates have continued to surge, lawmakers have been quick to point fingers to avoid their party taking blame. 48 percent of those polled said they disapproved of Biden’s handling of crime. Reps for President Biden did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on the poll findings. Biden faces a political minefield on the issue of crime, especially ahead of the 2022 midterms.
Miami condo collapse: Survivors escape with their lives, but little else
Susana Alvarez fled her home on the 10th floor of Champlain Towers South, escaping with her life and almost nothing else. LIVE UPDATES: SURFSIDE CONDO BUILDING COLLAPSEThough most who managed to flee to safety lived in parts of the building that remain standing, they have little hope of returning to reclaim clothing, computers, jewelry and sentimental possessions they left behind. Officials said Thursday they're making plans for the likely demolition of all parts of the building that didn't collapse. Still, friends and even complete strangers have been helping replace what she's lost. And she got the last condo in a 16-unit building that was opened up rent-free to Surfside survivors for the month of July.
'Racist' Hunter texts more proof of Bidens 'projecting their White privilege' onto America: Miranda Devine
Newly-uncovered text messages from first son Hunter Biden are another example of the Biden family's history of White privilege and derogatory attitude toward African-Americans, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine said Tuesday on "Hannity." Devine called the texts another example of "Biden privilege" and "White privilege", and told host Sean Hannity that if the messages were written by Donald Trump Jr. or Eric Trump, they would not receive such light coverage as they have thus far. "It is just Joe Biden and his Teflon coating that he has. This is projection by Joe Biden, projecting his own family's White privilege," said Devine. "You couldn't get anyone more white privileged than Hunter Biden -- who has had everything handed to him on a silver platter since he was born.
Hunter Biden-linked lobbying firm facing DOJ probe, report says
A consulting firm linked to Hunter Biden – and co-founded by a former member of the Clinton administration -- is facing a Justice Department investigation into potential illegal lobbying activity, according to a report. Blue Star allegedly did not disclose its work for Burisma in any federal lobbying databases, the report said. There is no indication that Hunter Biden is a focus of the investigation into Blue Star, the report added. Neither Blue Star, Hunter Biden, nor Tramontano responded to Politico’s requests for comment. Meanwhile, Hunter Biden is facing investigation by the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office for potential tax violations, Fox News previously reported.
Maryland sheriff outraged after Dem councilman interferes with traffic stop of Black driver
The sheriff in Frederick County, Maryland, accused a Democratic county council member of putting one of his deputies at risk by intervening in a traffic stop involving a Black motorist. "Hagen, you had absolutely no business to interfere with the lawful duties of a deputy," Jenkins excoriated Hagen. "He made a traffic stop based on a violation, a clear violation. 806 parallel to his traffic stop," the complaint says. However, I will be calling for him to step down from his office as County Councilman," Jenkins ended the letter.
Miami condo workers suspended repairs last fall due to concrete damage: report
The nine-page report from Oct. 13, 2020, by engineering firm Morabito Consultants, obtained by USA Today, found that workers from Concrete Protection and Restoration found potentially deep deterioration of concrete near the pool area. A Morabito report from October 2018 warned of major damage in the pool area. The concrete deterioration likely was due to corrosion of the steel reinforcement, USA Today reported, adding that corrosion leads to an expansion of the rebar, which damages the surrounding concrete. But that’s not the same as causing a building collapse," Lehman told the paper. OFFICIALS PLANNING FOR ‘LIKELY’ DEMOLITION OF REMAINING STRUCTUREPhotos in the report show concrete cores that are about 9.5 inches thick.
McCaskill mocked for claiming new July 4 tradition will be watching Capitol Riot video: 'What the f---'
Former Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has a new family tradition, she claimed Friday. On "Every Fourth of July going forward" she will watch the 40-minute New York Times video about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. CAPITOL RIOT INVESTIGATION: PELOSI TAPS REPUBLICAN LIZ CHENEY TO SIT ON NEW COMMITTEE"We’re going to start a new family tradition in my family. McCaskill's brazen claim that she would watch the video every July 4, for the rest of her life, drew derision. "That pause after her answer is Willie Geist thinking "what the f--k," Fourth Watch newsletter editor Steve Krakauer tweeted.
Joe Concha rips 'apathetic' media for 'yawning' at Obama-era White House Ethics chief calling out Hunter Biden
Fox News contributor Joe Concha ripped the media on "The Faulkner Focus" Tuesday for disregarding an Obama-era White House Ethics chief calling out Hunter Biden’s plans to sell his paintings to anonymous buyers at ‘inflated’ prices. JOE CONCHA: Maybe a reporter today, Harris, can circle back at today’s press briefing and ask the White House press secretary how the whole unwinding thing is going because obviously, it hasn’t happened yet. Look, it bears repeating that the White House ethics chief that has been criticizing Hunter Biden’s art sales served in the Obama Administration, so, this isn’t a partisan thing here, right? This was a precedent was set in October before the election when the "New York post" had the laptop of hunter Biden and had the contents of the emails showing influence peddling. You would think ABC, NBC, CBS, Washington Post, New York Times, CNN would report on this sort of stuff.
Inside a $1.15M Hobbit home fit for ‘Lord of the Rings’ in California
Whomever wanted a taste of “Hobbiton” certainly got it with their purchase of this $1.145 million Escondido, Calif. home. Situated on almost almost 16 acres of land, the home was designed by award-winning San Diego artist James T. Hubbell. The 89-year-old architect and sculptor’s eccentric creations have long been likened to Hobbit houses from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” books, as well as the Peter Jackson film franchise inspired by the them. “This property is art come to life from the architecture down to the art pieces located around the property,” the listing states.
YouTube removes videos exposing China's abuse of Uyghurs, citing policy violation: report
A human rights group that gained popularity on YouTube largely because of its videos exposing China's human rights abuses against the Uyghur Muslims had several of its videos removed from the platform, with YouTube citing unrelated policy violations, according to a report. Reuters reported that the YouTube channel Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights, which is based in Kazakhstan, also had its channel temporarily blocked by YouTube. The activist who runs the channel, Serikzhan Bilash, has been called a "well-known rights activist" by the group Human Rights Watch. According to Reuters, 12 of Bilash's videos were removed this year by YouTube amid an apparent campaign by groups who deny China is committing genocide to mass-report the Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights videos. According to YouTube, it allows videos with educational or documentary content but the Atajurt videos did not meet that standard – the company did not elaborate as to why.
The Ford Mustang is best-selling American muscle car this year, but it's a really close race
The American muscle car race is shaping up to be a two-model affair this year. The Ford Mustang is currently in the lead after six months with 31,950 deliveries, but the Dodge Challenger is hot on its tail at 30,148. The Chevrolet Camaro can barely see their taillights at this point, with just 9,881 finding new owners in 2021. Things have gotten so bad that rumor has it a planned high-performance Z/28 model has been canceled and the entire Camaro lineup may follow it in favor of an electric reboot. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThat is if you don't count the electric Mustang Mach-E (note: you shouldn't), which racked up 12,975 deliveries through June.
Vogue magazine neglects to feature Republican first ladies on cover in 130-year history
Being on the cover of Vogue might be a far-fetched dream for most but, for GOP first ladies, it’s apparently downright unattainable. Instead, figures like former first lady Melania Trump have been snubbed for the cover or instead given spreads inside the magazine. GOP first ladies such as Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, and Nancy Reagan were photographed for the magazine but not the cover. Ironically, Melania Trump did get her cover moment with the February 2005 issue, advertised as "Donald Trump’s new bride." Former first lady Michelle Obama was granted her third cover in December of 2016, immediately following Donald Trump's election victory.
Cuomo’s post-COVID orders confuse hard-hit nursing homes
Nursing homes are confused about which pandemic health and safety protocols they should keep following and want to know why the state Health Department is directing them to follow some newly expired guidance since Gov. "There is no new guidance at this time," responded the DOH’s "covid nursing home info" general email. Roughly 15,000 virus-related deaths have been recorded in nursing homes since the pandemic began, according to the DOH. It sets up nursing homes for failure, it sets them up to be fined," he said. "The executive orders and the commissioner’s requirements put in place required staff testing, the maintenance of certain amounts of personal protective equipment based upon a surge over a year ago, the daily HERDS reporting and then requirements on visitation.
Army upgrades awards for 'Blackhawk Down' special operators
The U.S. Army is upgrading the combat awards for 60 veterans who served in Operation Gothic Serpent in 1993, a battle in Somalia more commonly known as "Blackhawk Down" for its pop culture portrayals. Fifty-eight of the service members who fought in the battle will see their awards upgraded to Silver Stars while the other two will be upgraded to Distinguished Flying Crosses, according to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. "The ensuing intense firefight resulted in the loss of 18 American Soldiers and remains an especially significant point in the history of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Special Operations Command specifically." The upgrades happened after former Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy directed the board in charge of such awards to revisit awards that had already been issued. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Army said the operation "remains an especially significant point in the history of the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Special Operations Command specifically."
Cancel culture strikes again: Mumford & Son banjoist steps away from band after praising anti-Antifa book
Mumford & Sons banjoist Winston Marshall announced he would step away from the popular band after backlash over simply complimenting an anti-Antifa book by conservative author Andy Ngo. "Over the past few days, I have come to better understand the pain caused by the book I endorsed. You’re a brave man," Marshall wrote in the now-deleted tweet. JOURNALIST ANDY NGO SPENT FIVE UNDERCOVER DAYS IN SEATTLE'S CHOP ZONE: 'CONTINUING EXPERIMENT OF ANARCHY'Marshall’s apology was widely mocked by conservatives who accused him of caving to liberal social justice warriors. "I grieve for those who are made to suffer because they dare to read my work, or talk to me," Ngo wrote.
Left-wing Dems renew court-packing calls after Supreme Court decisions
Left-wing Democrats are revisiting their calls to pack the Supreme Court following two 6-3 rulings in conservatives’ favor. We must abolish the filibuster and pass the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Act.”“And we must expand the Supreme Court,” he added. The court ruled 6-3 for the Republican-passed legislation, saying that the bills do not violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act. “Today, the Supreme Court once again gutted the Voting Rights Act,” Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), wrote on Twitter. But Republicans and legal purists have decried the idea as “court packing,” warning it will undo the Supreme Court’s historical insulation from politics.
Man, 65, pummeled by stranger on Manhattan subway train, cops say
A 65-year-old man was pummeled by a stranger on a Manhattan train this week, cops said. The victim, who boarded a northbound R train at 8th Street-NYU, was confronted by a fellow straphanger as the train approached the 23rd Street Station around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, police said. “Why the f–k are you standing there?” the man snarled, according to cops. A dispute ensued, and turned violent when the suspect suddenly punched the victim multiple times, police said. The suspect bolted from the train at 23rd Street, and the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, police said.
US hands Bagram Airfield to Afghans after nearly 20 years
While no one was calling Miller’s visit a farewell, in the backdrop of the evacuation of Bagram Airfield it had the hallmarks of a goodbye. The Taliban also welcomed the American withdrawal from Bagram Airfield. In a worrying development, the government has resurrected militias with a history of brutal violence to assist the Afghan security forces. At its peak around 2012, Bagram Airfield saw more than 100,000 US troops pass through its sprawling compound. There was no immediate comment from Afghan officials as to the final withdrawal from Bagram Airfield by the US and its NATO allies.
US added 850K jobs in June as companies scrambled to staff up
The US added 850,000 jobs last month — topping economists’ expectations for 706,000 jobs added — as Americans continued to emerge from the pandemic and businesses scrambled to hire new workers, the feds said Friday. A handful of states have now cut unemployed people off from pandemic-boosted federal unemployment benefits. A handful of states have now cut unemployed people off from pandemic-boosted federal unemployment benefits, which give unemployed workers an extra $300 per week. Alaska, Iowa, Mississippi and Missouri all ended the federal program on June 12, about three months before it is set to expire. President Biden confirmed last month that he would let the federal unemployment benefits program expire after Labor Day.
Texas landowner fears for kids' safety amid worsening border crisis, says they can't play outside anymore
Alison Anderson, who recently moved to Del Rio, Texas, with her family, said Friday on "Fox & Friends" that she is constantly concerned for the safety of her three daughters amid the worsening border crisis. The Texas and Arizona governors recently called for help from other states to aid in mitigating the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Governor Greg Abbott points to the Biden administration’s "open border polices" for the ongoing surge of illegal immigrants. "I was actually enjoying having peace of mind and allowing our kids to play outside, but they can't do that anymore." FOX NEWS POLL: HALF OF VOTERS SUPPORT THE BORDER WALLAnderson said migrant activity has dramatically increased over the past few weeks.
Liberal Washington Post columnist promoted to deputy editorial page editor
Liberal Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty has been promoted to deputy editorial page editor at the paper where she will help "oversee the work of our editorial board." Last year, Tumulty disclosed her son's employment with the Joe Biden campaign in a column oozing with praise for the then-candidate. "Fuller disclosure: My adult son has been working for the Biden campaign for a week as a research assistant. Tumulty wrote. "In light of my new position at the Post, I'm going to dial back my snark on this platform," Tumulty wrote.
Venture capitalist J.D. Vance enters Senate race in Ohio
Vance, the venture capitalist and author of the bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” has entered the Republican primary to replace retiring Sen. Scott Applewhite“They don’t understand their job in this country is to protect their own voters to serve their best interests. In addition to being an author and venture capitalist, Vance is an Iraq War veteran and Yale Law School graduate. Vance is a veteran who served in Iraq and he is a graduate of Yale Law School. AP/Jeff DeanHe formerly worked for Thiel investment firm Mithril Capital Management and for an Ohio state senator, Republican Bob Schuler.
Florida condo workers reportedly suspended repairs last fall due to concrete damage
A Morabito report from October 2018 warned of major damage in the pool area. Search and Rescue teams look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building. AFP via Getty ImagesThe concrete deterioration likely was due to corrosion of the steel reinforcement, USA Today reported, adding that corrosion leads to an expansion of the rebar, which damages the surrounding concrete. Contractors found cracked concrete, exposed and severely corroded rebar and pools of water on the floor during in the building. Mehrdad Sasani, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, told USA Today that the original plans for the building specified a thickness of 9.5 inches.
NYC woman attacked during ‘white glove delivery’ of Macy’s mattress: suit
She opted for the “white glove delivery service” and “worry no more” mattress protection plan that included delivery, setup and removal of her old furniture. The woman, who lives alone, let two deliverymen who said they were from Macy’s into her apartment around noon on March 7, her suit says. A receipt shows the woman paid for Macy’s Worry No More Plan, bedding removal and the mattress on February 15, 2021. VJ Trucking LLC was based in Elizabeth, NJ and tasked with delivering the mattress. Macy’s had subcontracted the job to NEHDS Logistics, which in turn handed the work over to VJ Trucking LLC.
Stephanie Dray: Frenchman Lafayette loved America with all his heart. He has this to teach us today
Yet, it might surprise some that one of the document’s most ardent and consequential champions would be a Frenchman. And despite his youth, he would go on to become one of George Washington’s most trusted aides and friends. Lafayette insisted the human rights articulated in the Declaration of Independence were universal and America made herself an example for a more enlightened world. A faith again gratified when, during World War Two, America threw her might behind the field of western democracies she had sown. But if we resurrect our Frenchman Founding Father’s example, we can rediscover all that is great about America.
NY inmates offered conjugal visits for COVID vaccine
State prison officials are so desperate to get inmates vaccinated against COVID-19 that they’re dangling care packages, barbecue parties and even conjugal visits, according to a memo issued this week to the nearly 34,000 jailbirds. NYC WOMAN ATTACKED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, GROPED AFTER BEING FOLLOWED: SEE ITMeanwhile, "many other state prison populations have much higher vaccination rates," Annucci lamented. "In addition, at the conclusion of this vaccination campaign, Central Office will award a facility barbecue to all vaccinated individuals at six facilities…for the highest percentage of individuals vaccinated," Annucci wrote. "Family reunification" is bureaucratic jargon for conjugal visits that take place in trailers and generally last between two and three days. "The maximum number of vaccinated incarcerated individuals ensures a safer work environment for staff, the incarcerated population and visitors to facilities," the spokesperson said.
MSNBC's Joy Reid calls border crisis 'nonexistent,' slams Noem, DeSantis for sending National Guard
Kristi Noem for sending the National Guard to Texas to aid what she insisted is a "nonexistent crisis" at the southern border. "50 National Guard troops are being deployed in response to Greg Abbott's plea for more border security for a nonexistent crisis." Noem pointed to remarks she made about the need to send the National Guard to the southern border on Thursday morning's "Fox & Friends." And this is a mission that National Guard is trained and equipped and does with excellence. So when they made the request to me, I started running the protocols asking if we had volunteers in my National Guard that would want to do this mission and had more than I could possibly anticipate."
Kathy Giusti: Warp Speed to cancer cures – COVID vaccine should be our model to save more lives
There’s even an effort by the companies that developed the mRNA vaccines to leverage that same technology to develop cancer vaccines. I’ll never forget the experience when a friend of mine got herself into the first clinical trial for CAR T-cell therapy (CAR-T) for multiple myeloma. To "end cancer as we know it," we need to use Warp Speed as a template. A single CAR-T treatment costs as much as $500,000. To "end cancer as we know it," we need to use Warp Speed as a template, and demand the political will required to get the job done.
Janice Dean: New Cuomo poll gives me glimmer of hope for justice
ONLY A THIRD OF NY VOTERS SAY CUOMO SHOULD RUN FOR REELECTION: POLLThat’s significant. After months of strong support for this governor, suddenly only a third of New Yorkers think Cuomo should run for re-election. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER"Andrew Cuomo only cares about lining his own pockets and protecting his family and top donors," he said. "For months we’ve already had enough to drop articles of impeachment, but too many lawmakers lack the political courage to hold him accountable." So while perhaps we can’t rely on lawmakers to do the right thing, maybe our collective voices are starting to finally be heard.
Sen. John Barrasso: US energy independence is vital – Biden's policies could destroy it
In 2019, America celebrated a different kind of independence – energy independence. We will defend your jobs and … America’s newfound energy independence." The next week he "temporarily paused" new federal oil, gas and coal leases. During her confirmation hearing, she agreed a leasing ban would not slow global oil and gas production. Here’s hoping our energy independence can survive four years of the Biden administration.
Surfside condo collapse: Officials planning for 'likely' demolition of remaining structure
As rescuers in Surfside, Florida, continue to search for survivors in the rubble of Champlain Towers South, officials have started planning for the "likely" demolition of the remaining structure, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Thursday evening. Scott Nacheman, a FEMA structures specialist, said it would likely take weeks before officials schedule the demolition. Engineers are currently looking at different methods about how to proceed "to make the site safe for ongoing rescue operations," he said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted that the work continued "after the recommendation of structural engineers who inspected the remaining structure.'' "Right now, we’re in a position where we feel it is safe to continue operations.
A Game-Changer In America’s Debate Over Election Reform?
On Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld voting laws in Arizona that restrict ballot harvesting and the submission of provisional ballots outside of one’s home precinct. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who was named in the case and argued it before the Supreme Court, discusses the significance of the ruling and how it could impact the nationwide debate over election reform. This weekend, Americans will be firing up their grills and getting ready to celebrate Independence Day with their family and friends. Celebrity chef Paula Deen joins to discuss what her family will be doing this July 4th. She also talks about her new FOX Nation special “At Home with Paula Deen: Paula’s Family Cookout” and shares some of her favorite recipes from her episode including her original recipe for butter burgers.
Democrats renew calls to pack Supreme Court after last two session rulings
One decision was on a challenge to Arizona election laws, including a ban on ballot harvesting. Biden weighed in on the Arizona decision in a statement that was remarkably critical of the Supreme Court for a sitting president. "I am deeply disappointed in today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court that undercuts the Voting Rights Act," Biden said. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the court's decision in the Arizona case is part of an "unprecedented assault on voting rights" from the court before also tearing into the court over the California case. 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.
White House panned over tweet on price of Fourth of July cookouts
The White House was largely panned on social media on Thursday over a tweet that mentioned the decrease in costs for home cookouts this year during the Fourth of July Weekend. The accompanying slideshow illustrates the dip in prices for some of the essential food for most cookouts. "The average price for a gallon of gas is $3.15," she posted. "This is the HIGHEST price for a gallon of gas since 2014 and a 42% INCREASE from last year." The report said the fresh fruits category "has had the largest relative price increase (4.8 percent) and the fresh vegetables category the smallest (0.3 percent).
California homicides jumped 31% last year, state report says
Homicides in California increased by 31% in 2020, making it the deadliest year since 2007, according to state crime reports released Thursday. The state's homicide rate also rose from 4.2 to 5.5 homicides per 100,000 people. Overall violent crime (homicides, assaults, robberies, and rapes) increased slightly, while property crimes dipped 7.7% during the pandemic. California’s 2019 homicide rate was the lowest since 1966, stated four experts from the University of California, Berkeley’s California Policy Lab in a related review. Though homicides in California had decreased three years in a row prior to last year's surge.
Supreme Sendoff: The nine justices end term with unanimity and uncertainty
All six right-leaning justices in cases big and small, found ways to cross ideological lines, in many cases with one voice. About 60% of argued cases this term were unanimous or decided by all but one dissent. That could now arguably put Kavanaugh as the unofficial "median justice" at the conservative court's shaky center, alongside Roberts. Disappointment may soon turn into donnybrooks in coming months, with the Court's next term promising to be historic, and heated. "The very conservative majority on the court is I think headed in the direction of an absolutely blockbuster term next year."
Arizona GOP legislator, a Vietnamese refugee, rebuts claim white nationalism a bigger threat than communism
"White Nationalism. Nguyen pushed back on the legislator’s remarks and said, "White Nationalism didn’t drown 250 Vietnamese in the South China Sea. "White Nationalism did not execute 87,000 South Vietnamese at the Fall of Saigon, communists did. White Nationalism did not put me here, communism did," he continued. The legislation further directs the Arizona State Board of Education to develop a curriculum that includes "civic-minded expectations" for an "upright and desirable citizenry."
Trump’s company charged on narrow grounds despite 3 years of investigation
It means the Trump Organization could be tarnished to the point that it loses huge amounts of business. To bring criminal charges over the tax treatment of fringe benefits underscores how more serious allegations were investigated and discarded. At the top of the list: Donald Trump was not personally charged (and remember, the prosecutors have his tax returns). The company was not charged with inflating its assets to get bank loans, or minimizing its assets to dodge taxes—the kind of fraud that can devastate a business. PELOSI PASSES JAN. 6 PANEL IN HOUSE THAT’S EVEN DIVIDED OVER THE CONFEDERACYI’m not trying to minimize the tax charges against Trump company executives.
Missouri teen plunges to her death at state park
A Missouri teen girl died after slipping from the top of rocky bluffs at a state park, authorities said. Mariah Brielle "Elle" Schramm, 18, was swimming with friends Saturday at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park in Reynolds County when she climbed to the top of a rock and fell into the Black River, news station KSDK reported. ‘LOVE STORY’ STAR RYAN O’NEAL SHOPS FOR GROCERIES DAYS AFTER HONORING FARRAH FAWCETT: ‘MISSING MY ANGEL’"She was reluctant, lost her balance, lost her footing, slipped and fell approximately 50 feet," said Col. Thomas G. Dresner, chief ranger of the Missouri State Park Rangers. She suffered a head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene, Dresner said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDresner said there had been signs warning visitors not to go in the area where she fell.
Washington lawmaker apologizes for wearing ‘Star of David’ to protest COVID restrictions
A Washington state lawmaker apologized Thursday after he wore a yellow Star of David at an event to make a statement against COVID restrictions. Republican state Rep. Jim Walsh faced fiery criticism for giving a speech Saturday while wearing the star, evoking those that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis. “This gesture went too far,” state Rep. Jim Walsh, a Republican, said during a radio interview with host Jason Rantz. “In the current context, we’re all Jews.”Organizers of the event were “concerned about vaccine passports and vaccine segregation,” he told The Seattle Times. Recently, a Tennessee store faced backlash for offering “Not Vaccinated” patches similar to the yellow stars, which also sparked an uproar.
Tom Cotton: It is time to 'lower the boom' on China
I'm glad to see that NBC News is finally reporting to its viewers that that lab has deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party's military. And the military is the arm of the Communist Party in China. Some of the missionaries we had going to China say nothing that they do to their own people in places like Hong Kong or Northwest China, where they're committing genocide against ethnic and religious minorities. But we need to remember that China needs us a lot more than we need them. It is time to lower the boom on China.
Raymond Arroyo exposes far-left's push to hijack the Fourth of July
"The Ingraham Angle" host Raymond Arroyo emphasized Thursday evening that the Founding Fathers wanted us to celebrate freedom, while those on the left are determined to undermine Fourth of July celebrations. Additionally, they recommend the creation of safe spaces at every National Archives facility. Thomas Jefferson may need one of those safe spaces as well as the other founding fathers. Can we still use the term Founding Fathers at the Federal Reserve? They recently instructed employees to embrace bias-free language, avoiding constructions like Founding Fathers man-made and those bothersome personal pronouns.
US hands Bagram Airfield to Afghans after nearly 20 years
After nearly 20 years the U.S. military left Bagram Airfield, the epicenter of its war to oust the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, two U.S. officials said Friday. The airfield was handed over to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force in its entirety, they said on condition they not be identified because they were not authorized to release it to the media. EUROPEAN TROOPS QUIETLY RETURN FROM AFGHANISTANOne of the officials also said the U.S. top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Austin S Miller, "still retains all the capabilities and authorities to protect the forces."
Boy Scouts reach $850 million settlement with sex abuse victims
The Boy Scouts of America would pay $250 million, and the organization’s local councils, or franchises, would pay at least $600 million. Victims would be able to still go after insurers and former insurers for payments. Court papers filed in Delaware Bankruptcy Court Thursday showed the deal included the official Tort Claimants Committee and another group called the Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice. Lawyers representing local Scout councils and attorneys tasked with representing future plaintiffs were also part of the agreement. The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2020.
White House mocked for pun-filled tweet claiming cheaper July 4 cookout
The White House social media team set off some fireworks it didn’t want Thursday when it attempted to counter inflation fears by claiming Americans will enjoy cheaper Independence Day parties this year. However, it seems the White House social media team forgot to check in with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) before posting the claim. The USDA also projected that grocery store and supermarket prices would increase between 2 and 3 percent this year. “[I]’m the guy who voted for Biden so cheese prices would fall 1 [percent], this is better than universal healthcare,” one liberal Twitter user quipped. “Good news: you can save 16 cents on the groceries for your cookout this year,” tweeted Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Ala).
Boy Scouts of America reaches pivotal agreement with victims
The Boy Scouts of America have reached an agreement with attorneys representing some 60,000 victims of child sex abuse in what could prove to be a pivotal moment in the organization’s bankruptcy case. Attorneys for the BSA filed court papers late Thursday outlining a restructuring support agreement, or RSA, with attorneys representing abuse victims. It also includes attorneys representing local Boy Scouts councils and lawyers appointed to represent victims who might file future claims. BOY SCOUTS NEAR BANKRUPTCY DEAL WITH LARGEST VICTIMS GROUPThe agreement signals the BSA’s acknowledgment that the gulf between attorneys representing abuse victims and those representing the BSA’s insurers is currently too broad to be resolved. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY AFTER SEX ABUSE LAWSUITSThe Boy Scouts have said that between $2.4 billion and $7.1 billion, including insurance rights, might be available for abuse victims.
Judge orders Minneapolis to hire more police officers
A judge on Thursday ordered Minneapolis to hire more police officers after ruling in favor of a group that had sued the city council over a rise in crime in the city. Officers in Minneapolis and many other police departments have also been leaving in droves amid the perceived anti-police climate. "We have made the emotional appeal," Don Samuels, one of the plaintiffs and a former City Councilmember, said, according to FOX 9. "We have demonstrated the statistical uptick and now this is the legal action we are exercising because it seems as if the City Council cannot hear us and doesn’t feel what we feel." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe city is reviewing the order, the station reported.
Dems pushing police farce that GOP’s behind defunding
For starters, voting against a supplementary federal spending package isn’t the same as proactively cutting law enforcement funding or redirecting existing money — which is what progressives who support “defund the police” movement advocate. Indeed, not a single dollar of the American Rescue Plan was ever reserved for law enforcement spending. State and local officials could, if they chose, allocate some of the relief funding towards law enforcement, but they there was no mandate to do so. State and local officials could allocate some of the relief funding towards law enforcement, but they there was no mandate to do so. Sixty-seven percent of Democrats support redistributing portions of police budgets towards social programs, compared with only 16 percent of Republicans.
Pentagon gave millions to EcoHealth Alliance for Wuhan lab
EcoHealth Alliance has come under scrutiny for redirecting funds from the NIH to Wuhan Institute of Virology. Chinese State Media CCTV offered a rare glimpse inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology P4 Lab in February. The Pentagon did not respond to the Post’s request for comment on its awards to EcoHealth Alliance. Calls and emails to EcoHealth Alliance requesting comment also went unanswered. EcoHealth Alliance President Dr. Peter Daszak has kept a low profile in recent months.
Jesse Watters: Democrats have mismanaged everything
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz joined "Fox News Primetime" host Jesse Watters Thursday evening to discuss President Joe Biden's job performance since taking office nearly seven months ago. JESSE WATTERS: Joe Biden's been dismantling America ever since he took office. The Democrats seem to believe that Uncle Joe is doing a great job until now. A new survey out shows even members of the president's own party are losing faith in this self-described "healer in chief." Since April, Democrat's approval rating for Biden's economic agenda plummeted 12 points.
Vernon Jones: Stacey Abrams has been 'intellectually dishonest' with the public
Former Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has been "intellectually dishonest" with the public, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones said Thursday following reports that Abrams purchased two homes in Georgia collectively worth $1.4 million despite having been hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt before her unsuccessful run against Gov. "I think we all know that she's probably been intellectually dishonest," Jones told "Fox News Primetime" host Jesse Watters. STACEY ABRAMS NOW OWNS TWO HOMES TOTALING $1.4M"Supposedly she had all that debt, she owed I think $50,000 in state income taxes when she decided to run in 2018 but mysteriously she loaned her campaign $50,000. Nobody can touch Stacey Abrams, nobody can say anything about her," he said. The home Abrams purchased in October of last year is now valued at $1,003,934.
Chula Vista police serve another search warrant at home of missing California mother Maya Millete
The Chula Vista Police Department served another search warrant Thursday at the home of Maya Millete, the missing California mother of three who disappeared nearly six months ago. That makes the third warrant authorities have served at the home after previously searching the house on Jan. 23 and May 7. MISSING CALIFORNIA WOMAN'S HUSBAND CONTESTS GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER, CLAIMS HE WAS DETAINED ‘ILLEGALLY’"The Chula Vista Police Department continued our efforts into finding the reason behind May’s disappearance by serving a search warrant at her residence on Paseo Los Gatos in Chula Vista," CVPD said Thursday. Maya Millete disappeared from her home on Jan. 7 around 5 p.m. and was reported missing two days later. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Chula Vista police pulled me over on the 5 freeway in San Diego jurisdiction," Millete wrote in the court filing.
JD Vance discusses Senate run in first interview since bid: Many in GOP 'think voters are bigoted or stupid'
Vance joined "Tucker Carlson Tonight" for his first interview since announcing a Republican bid for the U.S. Senate earlier Thursday. Vance, author of critically-acclaimed "Hillbilly Elegy", told Carlson that his bid has already rankled leaders in his own party's establishment. "I think so far a lot of them are frustrated, and a little upset with me because I actually say what's true—which is many of these people don't care about their own voters, they think they're either bigoted or they think they're stupid," Vance said. "They don't understand their job in this country is to protect their own voters to serve their best interests. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I care about this country, and I care about this state.
New York Times slammed for framing of SCOTUS decision as 'siding with conservative groups'
Critics slammed The New York Times’ framing the recent Supreme Court ruling on a California disclosure law as the court "siding with conservative groups." On Thursday, the New York Times reported on the Supreme Court ruling that California charities do not have to report the names and addresses of their donors, citing the First Amendment. Their tweet on the subject, however, framed it as the court siding with conservative groups. National Review writer Charles Cooke tweeted "*siding with lots of groups on both sides—including the ACLU, PETA, the HRC, and the NAACP—who like the First Amendment." Forbes claimed the decision sided with conservative groups as well as empowered "dark money groups."
Attorney General Merrick Garland halts federal executions amid review
Attorney General Merrick Garland put a hold on federal executions on Thursday as the Justice Department launched an internal probe of its policies on putting criminals to death. No one had been executed in 17 years until the change under Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr, but there were 13 federal criminals put to death from last July to January 2021. The Justice Department launched an internal probe of its policies on putting criminals to death. “The federal death penalty is a racist, dehumanizing and deeply flawed system, inconsistent with our values and human dignity,” she said. Of the 46 people on federal death row, 18 are black, seven are Latino and one is Asian, Reuters reported, citing data from the Death Penalty Information Center.
Here’s what Sen. Joe Manchin says about switching parties to GOP
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday that he had “never considered” switching his party affiliation to the Republicans, despite drawing ire from far-left Democrats over his opposition to scrapping the legislative filibuster. “I’m here because of West Virginia,” Manchin said. “I’m here because of every person in West Virginia. They know me as Joe.”Manchin was part of a group of senators who helped broker a compromise $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that was announced by President Biden last week. On Wednesday, Manchin said “I don’t think I can” support a rumored House Democratic infrastructure bill costing between $4 trillion and $6 trillion, adding: “That seems to me just totally out of the ballpark.”
Biden begins implementing Trump-era ban on surprise medical bills
The Biden administration on Thursday began putting in place regulations related to health care legislation signed by President Donald Trump designed to combat surprise medical bills. The rule, set to go into effect in 2022, bans surprise billing for emergency services, high out-of-network cost-sharing, out-of-network charges for ancillary care at an in-network facility, and other out-of-network charges without advance notice. "No patient should forgo care for fear of surprise billing," HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a statement. The measure is part of the bipartisan legislation Congress passed in December under Trump, who signed it into law. The former president spoke regularly about his desire to combat surprise medical bills, which can happen in emergency and non-emergency situations when patients visit (or are seen by) out-of-network providers.
First Lady of the World: The life of Eleanor Roosevelt
The story of Eleanor Roosevelt comes to life in the new Fox Nation show ‘Women of the White House,’ which highlights the most important moments for the woman dubbed the First Lady of the World. Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy joined Park Rangers Franceska Macsali-Urbin and Michael Autenrieth at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York, approximately two miles from the historic Roosevelt home. "FDR recognized in Eleanor Roosevelt a very intelligent woman, and early on he had ambitions of becoming president of the United States." Even after the death of FDR, Macsali-Urbin said the new chapters of Roosevelt’s life were "just beginning." Learn more about the life of Eleanor Roosevelt in Fox Nation’s "Women of the White House."
Missouri, Kansas human trafficking operation nets 82 arrests, 31 rescued, including 4-year-old
A human trafficking investigation in Kansas and Missouri last month netted 82 arrests and the rescue of 31 victims of sexual exploitation, including a 4-year-old, officials said Tuesday. The operation took place from June 17-26 in Wichita, Kan., Independence, Mo., and Kansas City, Mo., according to the Department of Homeland Security. CALFORNIA MAN SOUGHT IN PENNSYLVANIA ‘SO I RAPED YOU’ CASE FROM 2013Of the 31 people rescued, 17 were adults and 14 were missing children. The suspects arrested will be charged with crimes related to soliciting prostitution, commercial sex trafficking, sodomy, narcotics violations, felony assault on a police officer, sex offender registry violations and outstanding warrants. The suspects in that case will face multiple child exploitation-related charges.
Pompeo: China's Xi is 'serious' about 'bash heads bloody' warning
On Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping threatened that any nation who gets in the way of China's priorities "will find their heads bashed bloody against a great wall of steel." Pompeo urged the Biden administration to take the Chinese threat seriously, telling host Jesse Watters that Xi sees America as "weak." "We've seen this now for six months with this administration: unprepared to respond to Chinese aggression," he said. This is what it's going to take to deter Xi Jinping," Pompeo said. The announcement came as the U.S. Air Force appeared to ease physical fitness test standards to include walking and planking.
Martha Stewart sells stock in troubled company despite recent insider status
On Thursday, they closed at $8.30 — off 23 percent from where Stewart unloaded them at an average price of $10.78. Martha Stewart sold shares of licensing firm Sequential shortly after leaving the board even as the company careens toward bankruptcy. Stewart hasn’t sold any more stock and remains Sequential’s second-biggest investor with more than 200,000 shares. But she is the only ex-director known to have sold shares. Four years later in 2019, Sequential sold the brand to another licensing firm for $140 million less than what it paid for the company.
Donald Rumsfeld’s brief and bizarre stint in a private-equity war zone
The late Donald Rumsfeld was remembered this week for his rough-and-tumble stints in world politics. After taking the helm, Rumsfeld moved General Instrument’s headquarters to his home town of Chicago from New York, firing two-thirds of the New York office. Donald Rumsfeld moved General Instrument’s headquarters to his home town of Chicago from New York, firing two-thirds of the New York office. The IPO was a modest failure, with the shares in the first day of trading closing 14-percent below expectations. APA year or so later it was becoming clear GI wasn’t going to make its delivery date.
Supreme Court just stomped on Team Biden’s bid to bully states on voting laws
Just a week after the Biden Justice Department filed its ridiculous charges against Georgia’s new voting law, the Supreme Court rightly guaranteed that case’s failure, by slamming essentially the same claims against two Arizona laws. By 6-3, the justices upheld provisions that 1) restrict third-party collection of ballots and 2) void ballots cast in-person at the wrong precinct. The Democratic Party claimed that both changes violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by negatively affecting the voter turnout of minority groups. All voters can reasonably be expected to cast ballots in the right district and refrain from handing off their ballots to a third party. Going ahead will simply be an abuse of federal power in an effort to browbeat states into abandoning perfectly sound election-integrity measures — and an outrageous politicization of the Justice Department.
California sets date for recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom
California voters will go to the polls in September to decide if Gov. A Sept. 14 recall election was scheduled Thursday, after more than 1.6 million signatures were gathered in a political uprising against the first-term Democrat, driven by anger over state coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Current polls have shown that Newsom would survive the recall. Republicans have not won a statewide race since Arnold Schwarzenegger — who defeated Gray Davis in a 2003 recall — was elected governor in 2006. California’s Department of Finance said Thursday the recall election would cost $276 million.
New York inmates offered food, conjugal visits, more to get COVID vaccine
State prison officials are so desperate to get inmates vaccinated against COVID-19 that they’re dangling care packages, barbecue parties and even conjugal visits, according to a memo issued this week to the nearly 34,000 jailbirds. Meanwhile, “many other state prison populations have much higher vaccination rates,” Annucci lamented. “To encourage you to do your part in this fight, the Department will implement an incentive program,” he wrote Wednesday. “Family reunification” is bureaucratic jargon for conjugal visits that take place in trailers and generally last between two and three days. As of Thursday, 6,603 inmates and 5,175 prison staffers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 42 inmates still isolated and being treated, according to the DOCCS website.
Washington Post, NBC News push White House talking points that GOP, not Dems, wanted to 'defund the police'
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank penned a piece on Tuesday originally titled, "Even the Squad is more pro-police than these Republicans." "Republican leaders have developed a new strategy for ousting Democrats from their majority in Congress: Blue Lies Matter," Milbank began his column. "The media has changed quickly from ‘defunding the police is good’ to ‘actually, Republicans want to defund the police.’ Preposterous. Comfortably Smug insisted that journalists like Milbank are "dumb enough" to run with the White House's talking points attacking Republicans for "defunding the police." Last year, following the death of George Floyd, the "defund the police" movement picked up steam among high-profile Democrats, including members of the "Squad."
Manchin reveals whether he'd support a second infrastructure bill, responds to calls to join GOP
The former West Virginia governor added that he also does not support shrinking the threshold to 55 or another figure. Baier told Manchin he has heard from Republicans personally who wonder about the West Virginian's chances of changing parties, especially given the rancor he receives at times. "[M]ake sure that he's a welcome member of the Republican Party," Bannon said, according to Newsweek. "I'm here because of West Virginia. I'm here because of every person in West Virginia.
New York Times op-ed warned Democrats have 'one year' to save the planet
A New York Times opinion piece warned that "Democrats have a year to save the planet" from climate change. More specifically, he called for more support towards Democrats pressuring President Joe Biden’s reconciliation bill on infrastructure to include attention towards climate change. "Democrats may have only about a year before the results of the midterms to take big action on the climate," Manjoo wrote "This could be our one shot. Biden also previously stated he would refuse to sign an infrastructure bill unless it included a separate bill on "human infrastructure" that would presumably include climate policies. Politicians also frequently warned about climate change in equally dramatic tones.
Toxic workplace in Kamala Harris’ office mirrors campaign woes
A report by Politico outlining the dysfunction and toxic environment in Vice President Kamala Harris’ office recalls similar stories about the final days of her 2020 presidential campaign, which fell apart before the first nominating contest. A source told Politico that in Harris’ office, “People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment. Neither occupy current positions in the vice president’s office, and yet the complaints about problems coming from “the very top” persist. Since then criticism has mounted, especially around the vice president’s failure for several months to visit the southern border. Harris spokeswoman Symone Sanders tried to tamp down the reports of dissension in the vice president’s office, telling Politico that “We are not making rainbows and bunnies all day.
Ohio judge requires COVID vaccines as part of probation
An Ohio judge will require some criminals to get a coronavirus vaccination as a condition of probation, local reports said. The judge said he’s only ordered three people to get jabbed out of 20 who came before him for sentencing last week, according to the report. None of the three expressed religious or medical or religious opposition, the judge said – but at least one of the probationers isn’t happy. Sylvaun Latham, reportedly convicted on weapons and drug charges, told WSYX he was given the option of five years probation or one year with a vaccine. “I know he’s known for giving people max time, jail time, all that,” Latham told the TV station.
Letters to the Editor — July 2, 2021
The Issue: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s overturning of Bill Cosby’s conviction for sexual assault. In the twilight of his life, he was incarcerated for two years, and his reputation was understandably and appropriately destroyed. Oren SpieglerPeters Township, Pa.Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has tossed Cosby’s conviction because of yet another prosecutorial faux pas. Michael EnglertQueensThe Issue: Christian Toto’s column on New Yorkers’ tolerance for the diminishing quality of life in the city. Letters are subject to editing for clarity, length, accuracy and style.
Slavish media amplify Democrats’ outrageous lie on ‘Defund’
The latest wild whopper from her and other Democrats: It’s Republicans who want to defund the police. Yet a press corps that was quick to call almost every word from President Donald Trump a lie is spreading those coming from Team Biden. President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID “relief” package included some cash for cops, goes the argument, so the GOPers who voted against it were “defunding.”First off, “defunding” is about actually reducing police department budgets. And the large cities that have done that over the last year are overwhelmingly run by Dems. And Biden didn’t tout his relief package as a way of fighting surging violence, with homicides up 30 percent in largest cities last year.
A-Rod moves closer to Minnesota Timberwolves stake
Alex Rodriguez just moved a step closer to owning an NBA team. A Minnesota Court on Thursday dismissed a motion from a minority Minnesota Timberwolves owner, Meyer Orbach, seeking to delay a sale of 20 percent of the team to A-Rod and his partner Marc Lore. That opens the door to A-Rod and Lore closing the deal with controlling owner Glen Taylor at anytime once approved by the NBA. A-Rod and Lore plan to buy 20 percent of the team — along with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx — in a deal that values the team at $1.5 billion. The judge said Orbach didn’t have a right to a pro-rata share of the 20 percent stake sale because there was no guarantee that A-Rod and Lore will exercise the option to buy a controlling stake in the teams.
Trump Organization indictments are a travesty of justice
It’s a travesty, not a triumph: Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s long-running investigation (with New York Attorney General Letitia James) into the Trump Organization just produced … indictments for minor offenses that almost never bring criminal charges. But this is Donald Trump (well, his company), so normal standards didn’t apply. Vance acquired years of Trump Organization tax records, yet all he’s found is an alleged failure to pay proper taxes on corporate perks like cars, tuition and apartments. The Trump Organization’s CFO Alan Weisselberg pleaded not guilty to tax fraud. Offices like the Attorney General of New York and District Attorney of Manhattan, which should be focused on crime, not politics, have become inquisitions, trying to mete out the revenge Nancy Pelosi couldn’t.
Hard-hit nursing homes now left confused by Cuomo’s post-COVID orders
ALBANY — Nursing homes are confused about which pandemic health and safety protocols they should keep following and want to know why the state Health Department is directing them to follow some newly expired guidance since Gov. Staffers have been directed to keep following expired June 10 guidance mandating once-a-week testing for unvaccinated staff, emails obtained by The Post show. “There is no new guidance at this time,” responded the DOH’s “covid nursing home info” general email. Roughly 15,000 virus-related deaths have been recorded in nursing homes since the pandemic began, according to the DOH. It sets up nursing homes for failure, it sets them up to be fined,” he said.
Military families express growing frustration over pandemic-induced backlog of veteran records
Veterans and families of fallen service members are growing frustrated over a massive backlog within the federal agency responsible for providing military records needed to receive government benefits. The partial shutdown of the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), an agency of the National Archives, has led to a backlog of approximately 500,000 requests. His efforts are stagnant as he works to obtain DNA records held by the National Archives. PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY OF MARINE FOUND SHOT IN ALABAMA WANTS DEATH INVESTIGATION REOPENED"Bring closure to our particular family and these other families," Krehl said. Despite efforts by the agency, the backlog remains an uphill battle — something the National Archives said will take nearly two years to resolve.
GOP rep warns ‘no operational control’ of border after seeing migrants stream in, board flights
"We have no operational control, no legal control, no law enforcement control of our border," Good said in an interview with Fox News. The 20 Republicans went to the border itself around midnight, and Good described a stream of migrants coming through and turning themselves over to Border Patrol with no effort to evade apprehension -- even going so far as to seek out Border Patrol. However, those demands to appear in court currently do not include court dates -- with a "to be determined" in the date box. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut, as other officials have claimed the border is not open, Rep. Good says that message isn’t being heard by the migrants coming up. "The memo has not been received by these illegal aliens who continue to stream across because there is no prevention there at the border we can see," he said.
Facebook warns users they may have been exposed to 'harmful' extremists
The social media platform Facebook appeared to be issuing new "extremism" warnings to its users in pop-up notifications. On Thursday, multiple Facebook users reported receiving a new notification from the social media giant warning about being exposed to "extremist content." This new feature was documented by RedState editor Kira Davis, who shared screenshots of the warning on her Twitter account. A second Facebook alert was reported on Twitter by users who claimed to have received a warning stating "You may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently." Fox News asked Facebook what NGO's (non-governmental organizations) and experts the company was partnering with and how they determine content is "harmful" and "extremist."
Attorney General Garland pauses federal executions
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday issued a memorandum that imposes a moratorium on federal executions. "The Department of Justice must ensure that everyone in the federal criminal justice system is not only afforded the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States, but is also treated fairly and humanely," Garland said in a statement. "That obligation has special force in capital cases." Executions will be put on hold while a review of the Justice Department’s policies and procedures takes place. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThis story is developing, please check back for updates.
Capitol fence coming down July 8, six months after riot: report
The security fence around the perimeter of the US Capitol complex will be removed starting next week, more than six months after the Jan. 6 riot that led to its construction, Fox News reported Thursday. Two rings of fencing were erected after supporters of former President Donald Trump breached the Capitol complex on Jan. 6, interrupting the congressional count of the electoral votes from the 2020 presidential election. Jonathan Ernst/File Photo/Reuters“We want it to be free and open,” Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) told Fox News. At one point, approximately 5,200 National Guard troops stood watch over the Capitol complex. “The fence is one of the ways they justify continuing to talk about January 6,” Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) told Fox.
NY Catholic church sued by Cali man who claims years of abuse in youth home
The abuse took place at Covenant House — a charity for homeless and runaway youth — as well as inside Ritter’s residence and at hotels, the court papers say. BC is now suing the Archdiocese in New York, as well as Covenant House, for negligence for allegedly turning a blind eye on Ritter’s misconduct and abuse. The suit is against both the archdiocese and Covenant House (above). Staffers also saw BC repeatedly going to and from Ritter’s residence at the house in the middle of the night, the filing claims. Ritter founded Covenant House in the 1970s.
The week in whoppers: Randi Weingarten’s chutzpah, The Gray Lady’s revisionism and more
Worse, it’s perversely comparing such efforts to Russian laws that ban criticism of USSR atrocities. It’s revisionism — about the Gray Lady’s own revisionism. And though “only” 317 were killed, compared with 302 last year, homicides in 2020 were already up 55 percent over 2019. We say: Drive economic growth? The billions de Blasio keeps adding to Gotham’s municipal bottom line, at an even faster pace post-pandemic, shift resources (like workers) away from the private sector, slowing economic growth.
Cy Vance’s Trump case is straight from a banana republic — punish your political enemies
For this they slapped Weisselberg in handcuffs Thursday and paraded him in front of the media — a stage-managed political show trial. New York Attorney General Letitia James and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance leave after Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg’s arraignment hearing on July 1, 2021. REUTERSCorporations almost never get criminally prosecuted for this sort of thing, but Vance wanted the name “Trump” in his indictment. If Trump shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue, Vance would have a duty to prosecute him. But if Weisselberg isn’t going to testify that his boss did something criminal, it’s Trump who will come out looking untouchable.
Britney Spears invited to Congress to ‘inform policy decisions’ on conservatorships
Spears’ ongoing plight — which spawned the “Free Britney” movement and sparked outrage across the globe — seems to have brought both sides of the aisle together. A group of Republican House members invited Britney Spears to address Congress. Britney Spears lost her bid to have her “abusive” father Jamie Spears removed from her conservatorship. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File PhotoSpears lost her bid to have her 68-year-old father jailed for his “abusive” control over her life and estimated $60 million fortune. Jamie Spears has denied the accusations and said he has had nothing to do with the conservatorship for years.
Inside Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous New Mexico estate now on sale for $27.5M
The proceeds from the sale are expected to be used for the “estate’s regular administration, including its payment as necessary of taxes, creditors and claimants,” Daniel H. Weiner, who represents Epstein’s estate, told The Post. realtor.comA fountain sits on the main house. realtor.comThe compound spans nearly 8,000 acres. realtor.comThe ranch house. His Palm Beach, Florida compound sold for $18.5 million and the new owner plans to completely demolish it with the intent of building a new structure.
‘Going through hell’: Biden visits Florida condo collapse, families
We know that we’re losing inches and inches of beaches, not just in Florida but all around,” she said. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit the Surfside Wall of Hope & Memorial on July 1, 2021. Biden was joined by first lady Jill Biden and a diverse group of elected officials who also met with the families. Jeanette Nuñez (R-Fla.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Cava, a Democrat. “You guys have not only been supportive at the federal level, but we’ve had no bureaucracy,” DeSantis told Biden.
De Blasio downplays NYC shootings and defends not hiring more cops — despite Biden push
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday downplayed the surge in shootings plaguing the city as he defended his decision to not hire more cops with $6 billion in federal COVID-19 relief — even though President Biden explicitly authorized such a move. Since 2019, shootings have more than doubled, by 105.1 percent, the official CompStat figures show. In Los Angeles and Chicago, shootings are up 47.4 and 12 percent since last year, respectively, and 41.6 and 59 percent since 2019, according to statistics posted online by their police departments. The chart shows New York with the fewest number of shootings per 100,000 residents, and a rate of 17.3 percent this year, up from 10.5 last year. Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Newark, N.J., all have smaller increases than New York, while Boston has actually seen shootings drop 18.8 percent, according to City Hall’s statistics.
Trey Gowdy On The Future Of The Conservative Movement
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Former US Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC), host of Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy at 7pmET on FNC & host of The Trey Gowdy podcast joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to discuss the future of the Republican party and conservative movement. Trey Gowdy said,“If you want to build a movement that can really transform the country, if you have that deeply held set of convictions or precepts, I mean, limited federal government. Good luck convincing people, my kids age about the need for a limited federal government. I mean, if you look at Georgia, there are some people telling us that we lost Georgia because we didn’t promise enough money. It was not the argument of whether or not that citizen had actually been impacted by the pandemic economically or not.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom recall vote set for Sept. 14
Gavin Newsom is set for Sept. 14. On Sept. 14, California voters will be asked two questions: 1. if they want to recall Newsom, and 2. if so, who should replace him. The recall petition garnered over 1.7 million signatures, of which only 43 were withdrawn, leaving the effort well above the 1.5 million threshold. "Shout out to California Democrats for manipulating their own recall rules. Now Californians only have to wait until September 14 to recall the worst governor in California history," California GOP chairwoman Jessica Milan Patterson said in a statement.
Rufo: UNC reversing, giving critical race theorist Hannah-Jones tenure is a symptom of larger problem
Rufo told "America Reports" that UNC's decision on Hannah-Jones, a prominent critical race theorist, speaks to the university system "more broadly." "The important thing to understand [is] this is not really about Nikole Hannah-Jones as an individual," he said. Rufo argued that had Hannah-Jones been a prominent conservative instead of a far-left writer, she would not have been offered such a plum position. Rufo said that Hannah-Jones' supporters have at times conflated arguments as to why she should have the position. Rufo added that critical race theorists like Hannah-Jones have contributed to recent declines in polling regarding whether America is the best place in the world to live.
Biden, DeSantis, put politics aside as president tours Florida building collapse
Ron DeSantis of Florida has been one of the biggest Republican critics so far this year of President Biden and his Democratic administration. CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS LIVE UPDATES ON THE SURFSIDE CONDO COLLAPSE"Thank you, Mr. President. And you’ve been very supportive," the governor said as he praised Biden and the federal government’s efforts. "You guys have not only been supportive at the federal level, but we’ve had no bureaucracy," DeSantis emphasized. The meeting between Biden and DeSantis comes two days before the former president returns to Florida, to hold a July 4th holiday weekend rally in Sarasota.
Biden raises global warming as a possible contributor to Surfside condo collapse
President Biden raised concerns about global warming during remarks on what could have potentially contributed to the Surfside Condo collapse near Miami last week. Biden spent three hours with the families of the victims, after touring the scene of the 12-story collapse, and said he was surprised how many of them talked about the impact of global warming. But many of the survivors and many families talked about the impact of global warming," the president said. VIDEO SHOWS WATER GUSHING INTO GARAGE BEFORE BUILDING FELLBiden said the victims’ loved ones are "going through hell" right now. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMeanwhile, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) said it will conduct a "full technical investigation" into what caused the Champlain Towers South condo building collapse.
NRA to wage TV ad campaign in West Virginia pressing Manchin to oppose ATF nominee Chipman
Exclusive: The National Rifle Association (NRA) has set its sights on West Virginia in a $250,000 ad buy to counter President Biden’s pick to lead the gun control arm of the federal government. "West Virginia plays an important role in national politics and its influence over this confirmation cannot be overstated," NRA spokesman Amy Hunter told Fox News. NRA TO SPEND $2 MILLION TO COUNTER BIDEN GUN CONTROL PUSHThe 30-second ad is set to launch on the Fourth of July. Hunter said the ad – which will run for 12 days – is a push to galvanize "gun owners across West Virginia to urge Manchin to do the right thing and vote ‘no’ on Chipman." The NRA has spent $3 million on mailers, town halls, digital advertising, text messaging, and TV ads to counter Chipman’s successful bid for the ATF’s top job.
Robinhood warns it could be hurt if interest in Dogecoin wanes
Commission-free trading app Robinhood warned investors on Thursday that its fortunes may be tied to a cryptocurrency that got its start as a joke. Robinhood warns that it has a lot of exposure to Dogecoin. APTotal crypto assets held on Robinhood grew 23 times over in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago, Robinhood said in its filing. Over the same period, Robinhood’s total revenue increased 309 percent in the period to $522 million. The explosive growth in Robinhood’s revenue from dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies earlier this year coincided with a rapid run-up in price throughout the crypto market.
'The Forever Purge' review: Our national nightmare is over
review the forever purge Running time: 103 minutes. “The Forever Purge” begins, like its predecessors did, with a newsreel explaining the state of the union. “The United States of Hate,” says another. We learn that a group of extremists using, I dunno, Reddit or something have proclaimed the “Forever Purge,” an unending parade of death till they achieve their Nazi-like dreams of a white America. I’m a wimp who’s shrieked at house flies, yet “The Forever Purge” was easy viewing.
The GOP should abandon the bipartisan infrastructure deal
So far, the bipartisan infrastructure deal is going through the normal life cycle of such proposals — alive, dead, revived, uncertain. Second, the unwelcome tax increases excluded from the bipartisan deal will be in the reconciliation bill. By allowing Democrats to cleave off some spending into a bipartisan deal, the overall number for the reconciliation bill gets smaller. In other words, the bipartisan deal could make the partisan reconciliation easier, rather than harder, to pass. The bipartisan deal is hardly exemplary legislation, by the way.
Alyson Stoner underwent ‘dangerous’ gay conversion therapy before coming out
Alyson Stoner is using her platform to elevate the unique and disproportionate challenges the LGBTQ community faces regarding mental, emotional and physical well-being. Years after leaving the “dangerous” conversion therapy, the actress still finds it “legitimately difficult” to talk about. I know firsthand how dangerous it is for me as someone who had access to therapy and other forms of support. Getty Images for MTVMore than 700,000 LGBTQ+ people have been subjected to conversion therapy, and an estimated 80,000 LGBTQ youth will experience this unproven therapy in coming years, according to studies by the UCLA Williams Institute. Conversion therapy is still legal in 30 states across the United States.
Border Patrol agents nab three illegal immigrants armed with stolen guns from Texas home
?Three illegal immigrants were nabbed by Border Patrol agents after the trio broke into a Texas home and stole two loaded handguns and ammunition, US Customs and Border Protection announced. The Border Patrol agents got the immigrants into custody without any violence taking place. Former President Donald Trump, who visited the Mexican border in Texas on Wednesday, blasted President Biden for causing the crisis by rolling back his administration’s immigration policies. “The problem with the open borders is that countries are opening up their jails, they’re opening up their prisons, you guys see this, and they’re letting all their prisoners out. Former President Donald Trump speaks during his visit to an unfinished section of the border wall in Pharr, Texas.
Multiple House Dems running for Senate in 2022 come out in support of nuking filibuster
The Senate is split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, though Vice President Kamala Harris, as Senate president, has a tie-breaking vote. The legislative filibuster is the Senate rule requiring 60 members to end debate on most topics and move forward to a vote. As Republicans continue to block Democrats’ legislation in the upper chamber of Congress, every Democratic senator has shifted to supporting filibuster reform aside from Sens. A growing chorus of liberal candidates are supporting the idea of nuking the Senate rule as well. Senate Democrats must decide whether they should change or eliminate the rules of the filibuster.
Ret. Major Will Ostan: Arc Of Justice
This week, Shannon sits down with Will Ostan , retired Major and founder and CEO of Arc of Justice, to talk about the inspiration behind his organization and where it stands today. Will talks about his struggles with his disease and how it inspired him to start Arc of Justice, an organization with a mission statement to bring reform to the military’s medical separation process by restoring accountability and implementing safeguards for America’s wounded warriors.
Leo Terrell: Kamala Harris (And You Can Ask Her Twenty Staffers) Is A Nightmare
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Leo Terrell said explained why he was not surprised by the negative coverage of Vice President Harris’ office by Politico. “Kamala Harris, and you can ask her twenty staffers, is a nightmare. And I’ll tell you right now, she is a disaster.”“I go back to the Kamala Harris/Joe Biden Democratic primary debate where she basically called him a racist. But I don’t think there’s any love between the West Wing and the Vice President. She’s would be worse than Joe Biden.
North Carolina man shoots 2 sisters, father and himself in incident initially thought to be explosion
A North Carolina man shot and killed his father and two teenaged sisters before shooting himself in what officials initially believed to be a house explosion on Wednesday, authorities confirmed to Fox News. 4 DEAD IN POSSIBLE NC EXPLOSION, INCLUDING FATHER AND 3 CHILDREN: REPORTPolice discovered the four deceased, including the 29-year-old known as "Jimmy"; his father, Ronald Ward, 58; and his sisters, Katlyn "Katie" Ward, 18; and Emily Ward, 15, inside the house that had been set ablaze. Police attempted to give medical attention to the victims, "but they had already succumbed to their injuries," authorities said. The family had been attending his church for some 30 years, the pastor told Fox 46. The Lenoir Police Department, Lenoir Fire Department and the North Carolina Bureau of Investigations are investigating the incident.
Severino & Scaturro: Biden suffers Supreme Court smackdown
The Supreme Court term has been a good one for those who believe in the original meaning of the Constitution and the rule of law. Her confirmation last fall gave the Court a majority of justices who consider themselves originalists of one stripe or another. A major theme of the term was the Court’s rebuke of the Biden administration, which changed positions from the prior administration in several significant cases. The Supreme Court term has been a good one for those who believe in the original meaning of the Constitution and the rule of law. And yet again in both cases, the Biden administration switched positions—and lost.
George Soros-funded Bard College offering course on how to 'sell' prison abolition 'to the masses'
The "Abolishing Prisons and the Police" class being offered at Bard College will teach students how to "'sell'" abolition to the masses and design a multi-media ad campaign to make prison abolition go viral," according to a course description. "Finally, on the specific question of prison abolition, we will think through how to ‘sell’ abolition to the masses and design a multi-media ad campaign to make prison abolition go viral." "Bard College is attempting to do with prison abolition the exact same thing colleges did with the defund the police movement: Take a radical idea, plant it on college campuses, and then weaponize young adults to push it into the mainstream. Bard College, like so many schools before it, is becoming the public relations department for far-left fringe concepts," Campus Reform Fellow Angela Morabito told Fox News. Fox News has reached out to Bard College but has not heard back.
100 years of Chinese Communism: Bret Baier tells the true story the mainstream media ignores
Meantime, CNN is once again being dubbed by the "China News Network" by critics after publishing a glowing report on the upcoming 100-year anniversary of China’s Communist Party that set Twitter ablaze on Wednesday. "Deng Xiaoping said his reforms were creating socialism with Chinese characteristics," Fox News anchor Bret Baier narrates in the new six-part Fox Nation series, "The Unauthorized History of Socialism," speaking of the Chinese communist leader. To watch the entire six-part series go to Fox Nation and sign up today. Fox Nation programs are viewable on-demand and from your mobile device app, but only for Fox Nation subscribers. Go to Fox Nation to start a free trial and watch the extensive library from your favorite Fox News personalities.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom recall vote set for Sept. 14
The recall election for California Gov. Gavin Newsom is set for Sept. 14. Eleni Kounalakis chose the date just hours after the recall was formally certified. On Sept. 14, California voters will be asked two questions: 1. if they want to recall Newsom, and 2. if so, who should replace him. If 50% or more of voters answer "yes" to the first question, the candidate with the most votes in question two becomes the next governor of the U.S.'s most populous state.
Sacramento mayor proposes mandatory housing for homeless amid statewide crisis
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has proposed a "right to housing" as the California homeless crisis continues to grow more severe. The state has around 161,000 people struggling with homelessness, and the state’s leadership is coming up short with answers. SAUSOLITO CLEARS HOMELESS CAMP FROM WATERFRONT PARKThe city would create 5,000 housing spaces by July as part of a plan to provide the mandated housing for homeless individuals, the Sacramento Bee reported. A homeless person could face civil enforcement – not criminal – if they should decline the housing. However, Eric Tars, the legal director of the National Homelessness Law Center in Washington, D.C., said the plan "undermines" the idea of a "right to housing."
Democrats renew court packing calls, blast the Supreme Court's final two decisions of term
Biden weighed in on the Arizona decision in a statement that was remarkably critical of the Supreme Court for a sitting president. SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS ARIZONA VOTER FRAUD PROTECTIONS"I am deeply disappointed in today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court that undercuts the Voting Rights Act," Biden said. The California case was called Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, while the Arizona case was titled Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. We must abolish the filibuster and pass the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Act," he said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRepublicans, meanwhile, lauded the Supreme Court for its rulings.
White House salary report reveals Psaki, Tanden, Klain and others earn top dollar
Who are the highest-paid people in President Biden's White House? Twenty-two White House employees make the maximum yearly salary. President Joe Biden has filled about 56% of his senior White House staff positions with women, including about 36% who come from racially and-or ethnically diverse backgrounds, according the White House. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"In alignment with the president’s commitment to diversity and pay equity, the White House has taken significant steps to ensure the White House staff reflects the diversity of the country and the highest standards of economic and social justice for all," the White House said in a statement accompanying its report to Congress. Overall, about 60% of Biden's White House staff is female.
Kamala Harris silent on SCOTUS ruling on lawsuit that started while she was state AG
Vice President Harris has been silent on Thursday's Supreme Court ruling siding against California in a case that began under Harris' tenure as the state's attorney general. The Supreme Court struck down the requirement in a 6-3 decision that split along ideological lines. The court sided with the conservative groups, saying that such disclosure requirements infringe on the First Amendment. "Our cases have said that disclosure requirements can chill association [e]ven if there [is] no disclosure to the general public," Roberts wrote. Harris so far has been silent on the Supreme Court striking down the law she defended and tried to enforce.
‘No reason to celebrate’: Canada Day muted as country reckons with dark colonial history
OTTAWA, July 1 – Multiple cities scrapped Canada Day celebrations on Thursday after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children in unmarked graves at former indigenous schools sparked a reckoning with the country’s colonial past. “Canada is having a reckoning with its history,” said Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a University of Toronto sociology professor who studies race, crime and criminal justice. People sit on the lawn at the Queens Park provincial legislature, after the discovery of hundreds of remains of children at former indigenous residential schools, on Canada Day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 1, 2021. About 36% of indigenous people and 42% of visible minorities said Canada is a racist country, according to the Angus Reid survey. “I don’t think there’s any reason for celebration (on Canada Day),” Qaqqaq said.
Missouri teen plunges to her death at state park
A Missouri teen girl died after slipping from the top of rocky bluffs at a state park, authorities said. Mariah Brielle “Elle” Schramm, 18, was swimming with friends Saturday at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park in Reynolds County when she climbed to the top of a rock and fell into the Black River, news station KSDK reported. Mariah Brielle “Elle” Schramm Facebook“She was reluctant, lost her balance, lost her footing, slipped and fell approximately 50 feet,” said Col. Thomas G. Dresner, chief ranger of the Missouri State Park Rangers. Dresner said there had been signs warning visitors not to go in the area where she fell. We don’t allow anybody to go up there,” he said.
John Kerry says green economy will be bigger than the Industrial Revolution
John Kerry, the US special envoy on climate, is predicting that the shift to a green economy would entail “a bigger economic transformation” than the Industrial Revolution, according to a report. Getty ImagesThe Industrial Revolution originally began across the pond in Britian. The Green New Deal, proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), would aim for net-zero emissions by 2050. So what President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices,”