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Mayoral candidate Ray McGuire calls for reopened schools, pre-k for toddlers
Mayoral candidate Ray McGuire pitched an ambitious plan to expand New York City’s pre-kindergarten programs to cover toddlers as part of his push to overhaul and improve the public school system — and help fuel the Big Apple’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m doing 0-K. We know from the assessment that we talked about that we have to get our kids early,” said McGuire. “I want the same thing that those who have the resources have for their children — I want the same for all children of New York City,” McGuire said, noting the ability of wealthier parents to pay for preschool for toddlers. Author and attorney Crystal McCrary McGuire and New York City mayoral candidate Ray McGuire on April 18, 2021. mpi43/MediaPunchHowever, he had few answers when pressed on how he would talk the head of the powerful teachers’ union, Michael Mulgrew, into going along with his plan. “The interesting thing about this is the more people hear me — it was all name recognition, right,” McGuire said about the polling.
Will the Times apologize for lying about Officer Sicknick’s death?
The next day, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died in the hospital. On Jan. 8, The New York Times reported that Officer Sicknick had died after being struck in the head with a fire extinguisher by violent Trump supporters. Sicknick died of two strokes, which occurred many hours after the invasion of the Capitol. As leftist journalist Glenn Greenwald notes, the Times didn’t check the facts because the paper needed the story to be true. Unlike Brian Sicknick, whose name was shared everywhere as part of the Times’ misinformation-spreading, the name of the Capitol officer who shot Babbitt has been kept secret.
Gotham’s next mayor could turn NYC into America’s small-biz capital
Running a small business is a challenge even in the best of times. In New York City, entrepreneurs face high costs, red tape and cutthroat competition. see also New York City businesses are barely hanging on Nearly one year after the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York,... Maybe start by doing the basics well: good services, low crime and high quality of life — and talent, talent and more talent. Small businesses need New York City’s next mayor, but more important, the next mayor needs small businesses.
Are conflicts of interest OK as long as everything’s green?
Kudos to The Washington Free Beacon for pointing out that Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm holds major stock in a company that President Joe Biden keeps promoting as part of his green-energy push. Granholm has up to $5 million of stock in Proterra and served on its board of directors from March 2017 to as recently as six days before her confirmation in February. In her January letter to an ethics official, Granholm promised to quit the board and sell her stock “to avoid any actual or apparent conflict of interest.” But she has yet to let go of any Proterra shares. The White House tried to downplay the conflict of interest, saying Granholm played no part in the decision to promote Proterra and has 180 days from confirmation to sell the stock. So: Did the energy secretary have no say in the plan’s EV provisions, after Biden made it her job to offer EV solutions, or is this huge conflict of interest OK because the cause is so politically correct?
White House mulling grants for Critical Race Theory in classrooms
“The Biden administration’s insistence in perpetuating Critical Race Theory at every level of our society is incredibly divisive and dangerous,” said Vought, who is now president of the Center for Renewing America. A second plan from the Biden Education Department calls for “promoting information literacy skills” and appears to have been prompted by Trump’s claims of widespread fraud during last year’s election. It calls “effective” civics lessons “vital to protecting the Nation’s democracy — especially at a time when its core institutions and values are threatened by misinformation.”The US Department of Education could start giving financial grants to promote diversity in teaching and learning practices in schools. Dara Gronau via AP“The proposed priorities would help ensure that the American History and Civics Education programs support the development of culturally responsive teaching and learning practices and promote students’ acquisition of critical information literacy skills,” according to the Education Department’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. “We believe these benefits would outweigh any associated costs.”It’s unclear how much money could be made available to schools to pursue the Biden administration critical race priorities.
Inside Sean Hannity’s new $5.3M Palm Beach home next door to Donald Trump
Fox News host Sean Hannity just shelled out $5.3 million on a seaside Palm Beach condo, located not too far from pal and former president Donald Trump. Hannity bought the townhouse on Tuesday in an off-market deal via a deed recorded by the Palm Beach County Clerk’s office. Realtor.comThe master bedroom. Realtor.comThe master bedroom is adorned with shaggy green carpet and flower-printed wallpaper, while another bedroom has shaggy brown carpeting. The home’s other furniture also seems a bit outdated, but the tropical blue Atlantic Ocean views make up for it.
Rep. Steve Scalise Blasts FBI Conclusion That 2017 Baseball Shooting Was ‘Suicide By Cop’
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA),Joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to dispute the FBI’s conclusion about the 2017 baseball field shooting was ‘Suicide By Cop’. Everybody knows that. I mean, we’re very angry that it’s been mischaracterized because that’s not a depiction of what happens and everybody knows it, including the FBI. So my colleague, Brad Wenstrup is one who really brought this to light last week in a hearing with the new FBI director. If you remember back to McCabe, of the FBI, and McCabe is the one who did this classification.
Manhattan DA stops prosecuting prostitution, Rep. Malliotakis calls decision 'offensive to women'
In a tweet last December, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) voiced her support for the decriminalization of prostitution, saying "sex work is work." Prostitution is still technically illegal in Manhattan, and the DA’s office will continue to prosecute other crimes related to sex work, such as sex trafficking. The decision to decriminalize sex work comes as the number of sex trafficking victims in New York State continues to rise from 803 in 2017 to 1,155 in 2019. "Just coming back from the southern border, there's a real issue here, where there is human trafficking, sex trafficking, people being sold into involuntary servitude. Manhattan joins Baltimore and Philadelphia as jurisdictions that have declined to prosecute sex workers.
Biden Pentagon nominee faces scrutiny over resurfaced tweet as nomination heads to final vote
An old tweet from President Biden’s nominee to be the number three at the Pentagon has resurfaced as the nomination process heads to the Senate floor. Colin Kahl's nomination to be Biden’s undersecretary of policy at the Pentagon barely made it out of Armed Services Committee. The Senate split 50-50 Thursday on the procedural step of moving Kahl's nomination to the floor for a final vote, requiring Vice President Kamala Harris to cast the tie-breaking vote. As the Senate gears up to vote on Kahl’s nomination, however, an old tweet from 2018 has resurfaced where he downplayed news that Israel had nabbed Iran’s nuclear program archive before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s press conference on the operation. WHAT ARE THE IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS ABOUT?
DOJ probe into Minneapolis police will push to reform departments 'nationwide': Former NYPD lieutenant
AG Merrick Garland's DOJ investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department is going to impact policing across the entire nation, former NYPD Lt. Joe Cardinale revealed on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" Thursday. They’re looking for every piece of evidence they can get against any cop across the nation and they’re going to use it to try to reform police departments," he said. The former lieutenant expressed that many police departments will choose to shut down "to a degree" instead of taking chances they normally would while on the job. "I don’t think any police officer gets up that morning and says, ‘It’s a great day to kill somebody.’ It never happens that way." With constant anti-police rhetoric and reform taking place, Cardinale said the love for being a police officer "has diminished" across the board.
NYC dad says daughter 'recognized' private school was 'trying to make her feel guilty' about 'skin color'
A New York City father who pulled his daughter out of The Brearley School after seven years says she "recognized" the K-12, all-girls private academy was "trying to make her feel guilty" about her "skin color." She also recognized the school was trying to make her feel guilty for her skin color." Brearley is allowing Gutmann's daughter, who has been learning virtually during COVID-19 but is in "great spirits," to finish the school year, "and her teachers have been terrific," he said. Social media posters applauded Gutmann's letter and passion, even as Brearley Head of School Jane Fried doubled down on its position. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFurther, Fried said Gutmann's letter "failed both in content and delivery" to "engage ... with respect for one another."
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman suggests 'rampaging mobs' that looted cities were GOP make-believe
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman suggested on Thursday that the violence that has plagued cities over the past year was a figment of Republicans' imagination. "You might think that it would be hard to obsess over the deficit when it was actually Trump who blew the deficit up, to zero complaints from his party," Krugman tweeted. "But that would be assuming that R voters know about that, or would even be willing to hear it." In a separate Twitter thread, Krugman argued that the "reality" of Black Lives Matter protests last summer was that they were "overwhelmingly peaceful." Krugman, however, ignored the 18 deaths and nearly $2 billion in property damage in cities across the country that resulted from the unrest.
Psaki calling Columbus police shooting 'systemic racism' example of 'mindless woke-ism': Henninger
HENNINGER: "I think its very upsetting, Martha, to hear the spokesman for the president of the United States engage in what I can only describe as mindless woke-ism. By the time she said that, many people had seen the police footage, the body camera [footage] of what actually happened. It was clearly a situation in which this woman, 16-year-old, was trying to kill two people with a knife. It was a case study and a situation in which the police were called to deal with a highly deadly situation. ...For Jen Psaki, speaking for the president of the United States to say "this is an example of police abuse and systemic racism in society," I think diminishes the idea of that.
Donovan awarded $1.5M in taxpayer funds for mayoral bid despite dad’s $2M to PAC
“After reviewing additional information, including statements from Shaun and Michael Donovan, the Board voted to approve a public funds payment to the New Yorkers for Donovan campaign today. The Donovan campaign applauded the release of the funds. This decision upholds New York City’s unique, progressive campaign finance system as a model for the nation,” said Donovan campaign manager Brendan McPhillips. The matching funds for those donations is 8 to 1. The CFB has already released a record-shattering $74 million in matching funds, more than double the amount spent in any prior election.
Team Cuomo is now just piling lies atop lies
Andrew Cuomo made himself king of the news briefing, answering reporters’ questions face-to-socially-distanced-face all the day long about COVID-19 and his “leadership” during a pandemic. Now he insists on virtual-only press conferences, and his staff cuts the feed mid-question of any reporter who dares challenge him — then lies about it. On Wednesday, Ryan Tarinelli of the New York Law Journal asked: “If the attorney general’s report concludes that under state law you did sexually harass employees in violation of state law, will you resign? But the head of the LGA at that time, New York Now reporter Dan Clark, says there was no such deal. With Cuomo & Co. these days, it’s just lies upon lies.
Stocks drop on Biden’s plan to double capital gains tax for wealthy
Stocks tumbled Thursday on a report that President Biden is mulling a plan to nearly double what wealthy people pay on their investment gains. The S&P 500 index ended the day down 0.9 to 4,134.98, while the Nasdaq Composite slid 0.9 percent to 13,818.41. The current top capital gains rate is 20 percent. “Biden’s proposal effectively doubles the capital gains tax rate on $1 million income earners,” Jack Ablin, Cresset Capital Management’s founding partner and CIO told CNBC. Thursday’s capital gains news comes as investors waded through another batch of positive earnings reports.
There’s a better way than Biden’s unrealistic, expensive climate pledge
For the past 30 years, the global approach to climate policy has been making grand promises and later mostly failing to live up to them. At his World Leaders Climate Summit, President Biden promised to cut about twice as much carbon as what Obama promised, which was hailed as decisive and bold climate action. The President’s own price sticker is $2 trillion on climate policy over his first term. These countries matter, because they will make up three-quarters of this century’s emissions, and they cannot spare trillions for climate policy. To Biden’s credit, this is one of his many climate promises, but it needs to be front and center of a successful climate agenda.
Journalists pray for miracle to stave off Tribune takeover by Alden
For the past six months, Bowie has been talking with Guild representatives at other Tribune papers papers also represented by the union. The New York Daily News, owned by Tribune, would be one of the newspapers impacted by Tribune’s sale. But it’s getting increasingly tougher as even local investors interested in buying up specific Tribune papers express doubt about Bainum’s chances. “If Bainum wins it, I’ll support him, but I won’t do anything to jeopardize my chances,” said one investor scouting one of Tribune’s local papers. The South Florida Sun Sentinel is one of the few papers under the Tribune umbrella not represented by the News Guild.
Pence hits Dems over border crisis, touts Trump's success stemming illegal immigration
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday hit President Biden and Democrats for the escalating crisis at the southern border, while touting the Trump administration’s reduction of illegal immigration -- saying Biden inherited "the most secure southern border in American history." "And yet, in just three short months, the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have unleashed the worst border crisis in the history of our country." The Biden administration has called the situation a "challenge" and has focused on "root causes" in Central America, while blaming the Trump administration for ending asylum pathways. The op-ed marks a relatively rare intervention by the former vice president. Former President Donald Trump has been vocal in his criticism of Biden’s border policies and has regularly released statements criticized the 46th president.
Viewers flee CNN during Jim Acosta’s new weekend show as network’s ratings suffer
CNN's viewership is suffering three weeks into the experiment of giving former White House correspondent Jim Acosta weekend anchor duties. The Acosta-anchored Saturday programs have averaged 796,000 viewers since the former White House correspondent took over on April 3. CNN averaged 1.247 million viewers on Saturdays between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. That's a staggering 41% drop from the network’s average of 1.196 million viewers in the timeslot over the first three months of 2021. CNN averaged 1.149 million viewers on Sundays between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Larry Kudlow: Biden climate change, tax plans mean less investment, productivity, family income, and growth
‘Kudlow’ host Larry Kudlow slammed Biden's climate change and tax policies Thursday, saying if the administration raises the capital gains tax, there will be less investment, productivity, wages, family income, and growth. LARRY KUDLOW: I’m all for the earth, but I am not for these climate change policies that are coming out. We also learned that President Biden intends to double the capital gains tax, essentially taking it up from 20% to 40%. So, that taxes investment income as ordinary income. It means lower productivity, lower real wages, lower family income, lower GDP.
Greta Thunberg tells House panel fossil fuel subsidies are a 'disgrace'
Greta Thunberg, the 18-year-old Swedish climate activist, called fossil fuel subsidies a "disgrace" before a House committee hearing on Thursday. "The year is 2021, the fact that we are even having this discussion and even more that we are still subsidizing fossil fuels directly or indirectly using taxpayer money is a disgrace. It is clear proof we have not understood the climate emergency at all," Thunberg said before the House Oversight Environment Subcommittee’s Earth day hearing on fossil fuel subsidies. "We need to completely divest from fossil fuels, keep carbon in the ground … The U.S. is the biggest emitter in history, that is not my opinion, it is what the science clearly shows," Thunberg said. That plan promises to eliminate "special preferences" such as "subsidies, loopholes, and special foreign tax credits for the fossil fuel industry," but some Democrats do not think it goes far enough.
Rep. Biggs requests answers about migrants housed in Arizona hotels
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., is calling for answers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after reports that hundreds of migrants are being housed in hotels in states like Arizona. "I am appalled that illegal aliens are being housed in American hotels. Illegal aliens should be held in [ICE] detention facilities, not hotels," Biggs said in a letter to ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson. Biggs blamed Democrats in Congress for the situation at the border, which has seen migrant families released into the interior and packed migrant facilities amid a dramatic spike in numbers. He also asks if they are being COVID-tested, if they are being released, and how long they are staying in the hotels.
AOC's plan to save US Postal Service never got off the ground
Postal Service — but eight months later, there's no sign of the program. POSTAL SERVICE 'ELITE POLICE FORCE' MONITORS SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS FOR POTENTIAL THREATSShe said she would "do all the work of connecting you to somebody else," come up with "conversation prompts," and possibly a postcard format. Postal Inspection Service monitors Americans’ social media accounts to identify potential threats. Postal Inspection Service occasionally reviews publicly available information in order to assess potential safety or security threats to Postal Service employees, facilities, operations and infrastructure," a spokesperson for the agency said in a statement to FOX Business. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIt added that the service includes both federal law enforcement officers and Postal Inspectors to help identify potential threats to the Postal Service, its employees, its customers and its delivery network.
Bret Baier: Democrats' attempt to make Washington DC 51st state “not realistic” right now
Admitting Washington D.C. to the Union as the 51st state is "not realistic" unless Senate Democrats are able to make "the filibuster go by the wayside," Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier told "The Story" Thursday. "The argument for D.C. to be a state has been around for a long time. It was voted through in the House last June ... but fell short in the Senate," Baier explained. HOUSE PASSES BILL TO MAKE WASHINGTON DC THE 51ST STATEHost Martha MacCallum noted the push was a consequence of Donald Trump losing the 2020 presidential election: "At that point [prior to November] all of those things seemed far away and radical, frankly. "I don't think it's going to happen, but I think that's the strategy."
Psaki has nothing to say on whether Biden will extend 100-day mask challenge
As 200 million Americans have received at least one coronavirus vaccine, press secretary Jen Psaki punted a question on whether the White House would extend its call for Americans to mask up beyond 100 days. "Is President Biden going to extend his call for Americans to wear masks beyond 100 days?" BIDEN'S GOAL OF 200M COVID-19 VACCINES ADMINISTERED TO BE REACHED THURSDAYPresident Biden when he first assumed office instituted a 100-day mask challenge to contain the spread of coronavirus. Biden should "light a torch to it and burn his mask and say, ‘I’ve had the vaccine. It also said that vaccinated people can travel safely within the country but should still wear a mask and social distance.
New York police, protesters clash over tent encampment eviction in front of police station
Authorities in Albany, N.Y., and protesters set up in a tent encampment outside a police station for nearly a week violently clashed Thursday when police tried clearing the area. In a series of tweets, Police Chief Eric Hawkins said protesters had occupied a roadway in front of the Albany Police Department's South Station in what he described as an "unlawful occupation." "We have also heard the concerns from members of that neighborhood as well as officers & non-sworn staff who serve from the South Station. Protesters began occupying the area last week after violent confrontations with police during an April 14 protest in front of the South Station. As a precaution, barriers were placed between a curb and the police station entrance this week.
Tim Scott to offer GOP response to Biden’s joint session address to Congress
Sen. Tim Scott was tapped to offer the Republican response to President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced on Thursday. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s in full support of Tim Scott speaking after President Biden’s address. Andrew Harnik/APHis rebuttal to Biden’s upcoming speech comes as Republicans look to navigate where the party should head in a post-Trump period. I’m glad he’ll be delivering the Republican Address following the President’s remarks on Wednesday,” McConnell tweeted. I look forward to hearing Senator Scott articulate that vision next week.”Sen. John Barrasso was among the Republican members of Congress to speak highly of Tim Scott.
Sen. Hawley lone ‘no’ vote on anti-Asian hate crimes bill
The US Senate passed a bill aimed at tracking anti-Asian hate crimes Thursday by an overwhelming majority of 94-1 — with Sen. Josh Hawley the lone “no” vote. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would direct the Justice Department to expedite its review of anti-Asian racist harassment and attacks — which have spiked nationwide during the coronavirus pandemic — and to coordinate with local law enforcement to bolster reporting of those incidents. The House is expected to vote on the bill next month. In a referendum on the bill last week, 92 senators voted for it and six Republicans voted against, Hawley among them. Hours earlier, the Missouri Republican and Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the COVID-19 Origin Act of 2021 to the Senate.
West Virginia coal miners blast Biden's green energy push, says they’re ‘bracing for the worst’
West Virginia coal miners ripped President Biden’s green energy push and said they’re "skeptical" those jobs even exist. The nation’s largest coal miners’ union in West Virginia said this week it will accept Biden’s move in exchange for guaranteed jobs for its displaced miners. President Biden campaigned on eliminating coal-fired electricity, and he's basically taken those initial steps since he's taken over the White House," West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton told FOX Business’ Grady Trimble. The West Virginia coal mines are used to generate 20% of the nation’s electricity, Trimble reported. The West Virginia Coal Association president added the miners are passionate about the work they do, and are the most "competent, highly-skilled" industrial workers in the nation.
Berkeley mayor: Defunding the police is 'reimagining public safety'
Berkeley, California, Mayor Jesse Arreguín, D., defended his city's recent decision to strip the police department of 12 percent of its budget during an interview with CNN Thursday by giving defunding the police a new name, calling it the "reimagining" of "public safety." "I think that’s reducing and reinvesting funds from our police department budget to focus on new approaches to public safety," Arreguin told host Poppy Harlow. "I think it’s unfortunate that the word 'defund' has really taken over this whole discussion around reimagining public safety. What we’re focusing on in Berkeley is just that, reimagining public safety, and looking at how we can create a safer community for all people in Berkeley." In July, New York City moved $1 billion away from the municipal police department budget and distributed it to mental health, homelessness and education services.
Sen. Tim Scott to deliver GOP response to Biden's first speech to Congress
Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, will deliver the Republican Party’s response following President Biden’s first speech to a joint session of Congress on April 28, GOP leadership said on Thursday. "Senator Tim Scott is not just one of the strongest leaders in our Senate Republican Conference. Senate Republicans are looking forward to this address from our distinguished colleague," he added. The minority party traditionally delivers a rebuttal whenever the president makes a speech to Congress. Biden’s first speech to Congress is not considered a "State of the Union" address.
Texas AG sues Biden administration over COVID-19 risk at southern border amid migrant surge
"President Biden’s outright disregard of the public health crisis in Texas by welcoming and encouraging mass gatherings of illegal aliens is hypocritical and dangerous. TEXAS, MISSOURI SUE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION OVER SCRAPPING OF 'REMAIN-IN-MEXICO' POLICYThe Biden administration has been facing a spike in migrant encounters at the border, particularly in Texas. Shocking images have emerged of overcrowded facilities in places like Donna, Texas, where migrants were pictures packed together side-by-side, often without masks. "The Biden Administration is flagrantly and egregiously violating federal law, its own public health rules, the Administrative Procedure Act, and Title 42. TEXAS, LOUISIANA SUE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FOR 'REFUSING' TO TAKE CRIMINAL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTSIt’s one of a number of legal challenges launched by Paxton.
Parent of high school student says students are being turned into 'activist' instead of being taught to think'
A parent of a high school student took issue with "critical race theory" being integrated into classrooms and children being turned into activists instead of being taught to think. "This is a tragedy of ideology called critical race theory. She wrote that the boy sent his "mother distressing videos from a mandatory lesson straight out of controversial critical race theory." Nomani wrote, "The lesson centered a Netflix film, '13th,' with controversial activist and Communist Party member Angela Davis and a biased narrative about policing in the United States. The 'Extra Resources' included a reference to "Black Lives Matter," with a link to the official website for the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation."
Senate passes Asian hate crimes bill with bipartisan support
The Senate passed an Asian hate crimes bill Thursday, aimed at addressing the spike in attacks targeting the Asian-American community during the coronavirus pandemic. ASIAN HATE CRIMES IN NYC SKYROCKETED IN MARCH; MURDERS JUMPED 36%, POLICE SAYFox News could not immediately reach Hawley for comment on his decision. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer championed the bipartisan passing of the bill, calling it "proof" the divided Senate can still work together to get legislation passed. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The vote today on the anti-Asian hate crimes bill is proof that when the Senate is given the opportunity to work, the Senate can work to solve important issues," Schumer said Thursday. The bill will head to the House next where it is expected to pass with bipartisan support, though it is unclear at this time if the House GOP will favor the bill as strongly.
Michigan Gov. Whitmer lied about travels before Florida trip revealed: 'I was here in town the whole time'
Gretchen Whitmer lied about not traveling out of state in a podcast interview last week, saying she was "here in town the whole time." Whitmer admitted earlier this week that she traveled to Florida in March, despite cautioning Michigan residents against traveling out of state. WHITMER BLAMES MICHIGAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS ON TRAVELERSTed Goodman, the communications director for the Michigan Republican Party, blasted Whitmer for her travels, saying the problem wasn’t that the governor visited her dad but rather "that she lied about it." Whitmer previously responded to criticisms of her travels to the Sunshine State, saying that she was not vacationing in Florida and was checking in on her ill father. MICHIGAN LEADS US IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES AS WHITMER TAKES HEAT"It is saddening," Whitmer told The Washington Post Live.
House Republicans demand answers from VP Harris on 'politically motivated' border decision
EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are demanding answers from Vice President Kamala Harris on whether a facility for migrant children in Florida has not been activated because of the Democrat's personal politics. During her visit on June 29, 2019, Harris criticized the facility and called out "human rights abuse" committed by the federal government. TOP REPUBLICANS REQUEST MEETING WITH KAMALA HARRIS OVER BORDER 'CATASTROPHE'A spokesperson for Harris did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Homestead facility has long been controversial and viewed by Democrats and activists as a symbol of what was wrong with Trump's immigration policies. "The Homestead facility is empty!
GOP offers $586B counter to Biden infrastructure plan
Senate Republicans unveiled their counterproposal to President Biden’s $2.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday, offering a narrower alternative to the broad, mammoth plan. GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says the sides agree the nation’s infrastructure needs to be addressed. The proposal received the endorsement of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who called on Democrats to “come to the table” and work on a bipartisan plan. “Today, Senate Republicans introduced our framework to improve our nation’s infrastructure. Americans need and deserve bipartisan infrastructure solutions.
Supreme Court upholds life without parole sentences for juveniles
The Court voted 6-3, splitting along conservative-liberal lines, to uphold the sentence of Brett Jones, who fatally stabbed the 68-year-old man. Jones was convicted of murder in 2005, sentenced to life without parole, and resentenced in 2015. Jones argued that sentencing a minor to life without parole required a judge to make such a finding, but the court rejected his reasoning. Mississippi, where Jones was convicted, is one of only six states that does not require finding of permanent incorrigibility for a life sentence sans parole. In 2012, the court disallowed life sentences without parole for minors except in murder cases, and even those should be reserved “for all but the rarest of juvenile offenders, those whose crimes reflect permanent incorrigibility.”
Bette Midler scores buyer for $50 million Manhattan penthouse
Evan Joseph ImagesThe sun-drenched kitchen is outfitted with stainless-steel appliances, including an enormous stove hood, along with custom cabinets and marble countertops. Evan Joseph ImagesThe curved stairway with brass balusters connects the three levels of Bette Midler’s longtime Fifth Avenue penthouse. Evan Joseph ImagesA living room, which opens to a terrace, is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by ceramic tiles. Evan Joseph ImagesOne of the more colorful rooms in the penthouse, which was largely decorated in soft, neutral colors. Evan Joseph ImagesA dumbwaiter can be seen in this bathroom, which is one of seven.
Institutional Investor’s top editors jump to London-based rival
Institutional Investor, the flagship publication of publicly traded Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, has lost its top two editors to another London-based rival looking to expand its US offerings. Kip McDaniel, the editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Institutional Investor for the past four years, turned in his resignation on Monday, sources tell Media Ink. It’s the latest major upheaval within the top ranks of Institutional Investor, a popular read among asset managers known for its annual list of richest hedgies. The duo won’t start their new gigs, however, until sometime in June, sources tell Media Ink. Institutional Investor, which also publishes the closely watched list of top Wall Street analysts, also had a once-thriving events business that was forced to go digital last year due to the pandemic.
Biden eyes capital gains hike to 43.4%; for NY could be 52.2%, Calif. could be 56.7%
President Biden will propose doubling the top capital gains tax rate on investments like stocks and real estate, according to a new report. Bloomberg News reported Thursday that the new top capital gains rate would increase from 20 percent to 39.6 percent on income over $1 million. For $1 million earners in high-tax states, rates on capital gains could wind up higher than 50 percent. For New Yorkers, the combined state and federal capital gains rate could be as high as 52.22 percent. The new capital gains taxes could rise as high as 52.22 percent for some New York residents.
Marjorie Taylor Greene says AOC has agreed to Green New Deal debate
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene claims Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has agreed to debate her on the economic policy behind the Green New Deal. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene proposed that she and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez debate on a national news network. Getty ImagesEarlier this month, Greene challenged AOC to a live, televised debate on the economic policy behind the Green New Deal. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a 14-page resolution for the Green New Deal. “We absolutely welcome a response and look forward to a lively debate,” Greene spokesman Nick Dyer told The Post.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX): Kamala Harris Is Afraid To Go To The Border
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) discussed why he thinks Vice President Harris is afraid to visit the southern border and addressed the controversy over LeBron James’ tweets about police. And the saddest thing is that it was self-inflicted. And the saddest thing to me is seeing the little kids down there without their parents. And the President can can stop this by the stroke of the pen. Kamala Harris is afraid to go down there because of optics.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Big tech and free speech
A colleague recently asked me if I approved of Big Tech censoring political and cultural voices on their platforms. We both condemned the Big Tech censorship. They are the essence of free speech. DAN GAINOR: BIG TECH CRUSHING FREE SPEECH – THIS CENSORSHIP REPORT CARD REVEALS GROWING AND DANGEROUS BIASSpeech is second nature to us, and in America -- for the most part -- speech is free. The history of free speech in America is a tortuous one.
Canadian politician apologizes for taking nude photo of fellow lawmaker on Zoom
A member of the Canadian parliament is apologizing after taking a photo of a fellow lawmaker, who was briefly caught nude during a virtual meeting of the parliament last week. However, MP Lemire did not say with whom he shared it, why he shared it, and how many people shared it after receiving the photo from MP Lemire." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAmos, apparently, was visible only to members of parliament and staffers on an internal video conference feed. Since he wasn’t speaking during the period when he appeared naked, his image didn’t show up on a feed visible to the public. Since the Speaker of the House is considering an investigation, I don’t have further comments at this stage."
North Carolina sheriff waiting to release body cam video of deputy shooting of Black man despite protests
The North Carolina Bureau of Investigation, an outside agency, was "immediately contacted" and is conducting the investigation into the matter, the sheriff added. The sheriff confirmed that it was a Pasquotank County deputy involved in the shooting and that the individual has been placed on administrative leave. "We’re going to let the North Carolina SBI do their job and we will have further information later on," Wooten told reporters. "The sheriff’s office has complete trust in the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation and its ability to complete this investigation," Wooten said. "Here we are again outraged to hear of yet another Black man dead, allegedly at the hands of those who are supposed to protect and serve," North Carolina NAACP President Rev.
Senate Dems block amendment defunding universities that discriminate against Asian Americans
Senate Democrats blocked an amendment to the new COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act that would have barred universities that discriminate against Asian Americans from accessing federal funding. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and John Kennedy, R-La., co-sponsored the unsuccessful amendment, which would have banned federal funding from going to colleges and universities that discriminate against Asian American applicants when being recruited by schools or applying. "In an unbelievably cynical move, Senate Democrats blocked efforts to stop discrimination against Asian Americans in higher education, where racial bias has become all too common," the lawmakers said. "This amendment would bar funds from institutions that discriminate against Asian American students." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The Biden administration’s decision to drop the Yale lawsuit is totally wrong and sets a dangerous precedent," said Steel.
Mourners remember Daunte Wright as prince, proud father who 'was loved by so many' amid calls for justice
Ben Crump, attorney for the Floyd and Wright families, led the assembled mourners in chanting, "Daunte Wright’s life mattered!" In a rousing speech to the mourners, Crump acknowledged the relatives of other young Black men and women killed by police. DAUNTE WRIGHT FUNERAL PLANNED FOR THURSDAY AFTER MOURNERS ATTEND WEDNESDAY VIEWINGU.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Gov. The police chief said it appeared from body camera video that the officer who shot Wright used her pistol when she meant to use her Taser. Minneapolis residents who peacefully celebrated Tuesday's guilty verdicts had barely one full day before attention turned to burying Wright.
UK lawmakers pass motion saying China committing genocide
LONDON — British lawmakers on Thursday approved a parliamentary motion declaring that China’s policies against its Uyghur minority population in the far western Xinjiang region amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity. But it is another move signaling the growing outcry among UK politicians over alleged human rights abuses in China. The motion was moved by Conservative lawmaker Nus Ghani, one of five British lawmakers recently sanctioned by China for criticizing its treatment of the Uyghurs. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced increasing pressure from within his own Conservative government to take a tougher stance against Beijing over human rights abuses. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the measures were part of “intensive diplomacy” to force action amid mounting evidence about serious rights abuses against the Uyghur Muslim people.
New Jersey deli valued at more than $100 million delisted from stock market
Shares of a New Jersey-based deli owner that was recently valued at more than $100 million despite the fact it only operates a single store have been delisted from the stock market. “The pastrami must be amazing,” Einhorn wrote of the deli. One key investor tied to Hometown named Peter Coker Sr. has been sued for hiding money from creditors and fraud, CNBC reported. According to Hometown’s SEC filing, Coker Sr., who runs North Carolina-based Tryon Capital, has a $15,000 a month consulting deal with the deli owner. Meanwhile, most of the deli’s shares are held by two sets of entities in Hong Kong and Macau, China.
AT&T profits surge as wireless unit, HBO Max add customers
Shares of AT&T rose Thursday after the telecom giant’s first-quarter results topped analyst expectations. The company’s wireless division, its largest unit, added 595,000 phone customers who pay a monthly bill, up from 163,000 in the same period in 2020. The company doesn’t break out how many people sign up for its streaming service, HBO Max, but said there are now 44.2 million subscribers to HBO Max or the traditional HBO channel in the US. AT&T also signed up 46,000 home internet customers and lost 620,000 video customers. AT&T shares rose more than 5 percent to $31.74 in morning trading.
FAA says Boeing still working on fix for over 100 grounded 737 MAX planes
The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday said 106 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes have been grounded worldwide by an electrical issue and said the planemaker is still working on a fix. Boeing disclosed an electrical power system issue on April 7 and recommended operators temporarily remove these airplanes from service. The FAA reported 106 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes have been grounded worldwide by an electrical issue first disclosed on April 7. The top three US 737 MAX operators – Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines – removed more than 60 jets from service following the notice from Boeing. The FAA said it “verified all operators with affected airplanes have voluntarily taken those aircraft out of service.”
Richard Carranza fined for taking wife to ‘Hamilton’ with special DOE discount
Former schools Chancellor Richard Carranza improperly took his wife on a Department of Education outing to see the hit show “Hamilton” — and the abuse of power got him slapped with a $1,100 fine, it was revealed Thursday. “The Chancellor used a ticket for his wife that typically would have been distributed to DOE employees,” the agency said in a release. Richard Carranza and his wife attended an April 2019 production of “Hamilton.” Theo Wargo/WireImageThe board ruled the purchase constituted a “misuse of city position” and demanded that Carranza cough up a fine. “In using the ticket for his wife, the Chancellor used his City position to benefit his wife, a person with whom he is ‘associated,'” the agency said. The board said Richard Carranza’s purchase constituted a “misuse of city position.” Getty Cindy Ord/Getty ImagesAfter three rocky years at the helm, Carranza left the DOE in February.
Disgraced NYC politician Andy King sued by another former staffer
Disgraced city politician Andy King tried to obstruct a probe into his conduct, a former staffer alleges in yet another lawsuit accusing the ousted councilman of bullying and abusing his aides. But King told Lewis to change his time sheet to make it look like he was “off the clock” during the car accident, the court filing alleges. Lewis brought claims of retaliation and not accommodating his health disability against King and the City Council. Frampton-Shillingford and Melius separately settled their claims against the City Council, though both cases are still pending against King. The City Council did not immediately return a request for comment.
Susan Page: Nancy Pelosi Told Me She Is A Street Fighter With Her 4 Inch Heels
Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief of USA TODAY, spoke to Brian Kilmeade about her new book “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power“. Page discussed the consequential impact on the country Speaker Pelosi has had in her long political career including being the first female Speaker of the House. Page also spoke about how Pelosi did not get the credit she deserved for pushing through the Affordable Care Act, the backstory of Speaker Pelosi ripping up President Trump’s State of the Union speech and her complicated relationship with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Squad. Plus, Susan Page on the rocky initial interview she had with Nancy Pelosi for the book when she bit into a Dove ice cream bar and wound up picking up melting chocolate off her carpet. Click here to order “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power”
Prototype of first US dollar coin may sell for $500,000 at auction
A piece of copper that was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1794 and was a prototype for the fledgling nation’s money will go up for auction Friday. Businessman and Texas Rangers co-chairman Bob Simpson owns the item, which is known as the "No Stars Flowing Hair Dollar." While it closely resembles silver dollars that were later minted in Philadelphia, it gets its name because it is starless. Heritage Auctions estimates the prototype will sell for between $350,000 and $500,000 when it goes on the block online in Dallas on Friday. "I think coins should be appreciated almost as artwork," he said.
Rand Paul rips FBI’s ‘suicide by cop’ classification of baseball park shooting: ‘Unsupported by the facts’
In a statement to Fox News, Paul rejected the idea that the attack was not politically motivated. OHIO CONGRESSMAN SAYS FBI CALLED 2017 BASEBALL SHOOTING TARGETING GOP 'SUICIDE BY COP,' DEMANDS NEW PROBE"I was present at the baseball practice where a Bernie Sanders supporter nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise," Paul said. To argue that this assassination attempt was suicide by cop is unsupported by the facts." Scalise also spoke out against the "suicide by cop" narrative. "This was not ‘suicide by cop.’ End of story."
Activists allegedly refusing to leave George Floyd Square after Chauvin verdict, call for demands to be met
Activists who have taken up Minneapolis’ George Floyd Square, which grew to become an "autonomous zone," say they will not leave the area until officials agree to comply with their list of two-dozen demands. MINNEAPOLIS’ GEORGE FLOYD SQUARE FEATURES SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHITE PEOPLEGeorge Floyd Square has been closed since late May, as the corner became a makeshift memorial to Floyd and a space for community healing. "The current state of the intersection known as George Floyd Square is contributing to the peace and safety of the surrounding neighborhoods," the statement reads, in part. He said the area could not be an autonomous zone, where police were prevented from entering. In one instance in August 2020, police took 14 minutes to respond to a man who was attacked down the street from the autonomous zone during an attempted robbery, KSTP-TV reported.
Deroy Murdock: D.C. statehood vs. tax freedom -- GOP should demand local vote
"I’m gonna make it plain: DC statehood is a racial justice issue, and racism kills." Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich was blunt a day earlier, via Twitter: "Opposition to D.C. statehood is racist. HOUSE PASSES DC STATEHOOD BILL TO MAKE DISTRICT 51ST STATE AFTER HEATED FLOOR DEBATENo, Virginia, D.C. statehood is not racist. First, as R. Hewitt Pate, Esq., told the Heritage Foundation, D.C. statehood faces deep constitutional tank traps. 22 STATE REPUBLICAN AGS SEND LETTER ARGUING DC STATEHOOD IS ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL'Republicans and conservatives reject total Democrat control, which is what D.C. statehood would help secure.
Kamala Harris emphasizes 'root causes' of border surge, says problem is 'complex'
Vice President Kamala Harris is emphasizing what she describes as the root causes of the migrant surge at the border, calling the issue "complex" as she continues to face criticism for her handling of the crisis. Harris, in a roundtable on the Northern Triangle, said the underlying issue was "addressing the acute and root causes of migration away from that region, the reasons people flee." "When you look at the root causes, we're also looking at issues of corruption. TOP REPUBLICANS REQUEST MEETING WITH KAMALA HARRIS OVER BORDER 'CATASTROPHE'The U.S. is seeing a dramatic surge in migration at the border, with 172,000 migrants encountered in March alone — and thousands more estimated to have evaded Border Patrol. They have also attacked Harris for not visiting the border.
20 Republican AGs oppose 'alarming' court-packing efforts in letter to Biden, congressional leaders
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and 19 other Republican state attorneys general sent a letter to President Biden and congressional leaders opposing efforts to alter the makeup of the Supreme Court. Biden has already announced the formation of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, which will explore potential court reforms and address issues, including the size of the court. Days later, Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill to expand the court from nine justices to 13. "The judicial branch and the judicial power created by Article III was to prevent the new federal government from repeating those abuses." The letter went on to address recent accusations from Democrats that the Supreme Court – which currently has a 6-3 majority of justices who were appointed by Republican presidents – has been politicized.
Russia orders troop pullback, but keeps weapons near Ukraine
"The troops have shown their capability to defend the country and I decided to complete the drills in the South and Western military districts." The U.S. and NATO have said that the Russian buildup near Ukraine was the largest since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and threw its support behind separatists in Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland called Donbas. Ukraine’s president said the Russian troops’ pullback will help ease tensions and thanked international partners for their support. He noted that Ukraine remains vigilant, but "welcomes any steps to decrease the military presence and deescalate the situation in Donbas." Russia also announced restrictions on flights near Crimea this week, arguing that they fully conform with the international law.
House approves making Washington, DC, a state
The House on Thursday voted to make Washington, DC, the nation’s 51st state — a move that, if approved by the Senate, would hand Democrats two new senators. If approved by the Senate, Washington, DC, would become the 51st state. “I have had enough of my colleagues’ racist insinuations that somehow that people of Washington, DC, are incapable or even unworthy of our democracy,” he said in a floor speech. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton at a news conference advocating for DC statehood. Getty ImagesSpeaking before the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recalled her late father, Rep. Thomas D’Alesandro Jr.
Confirmation of top Biden scientist delayed over ties to Jeffrey Epstein
President Biden’s choice for his top science adviser is facing an uphill confirmation battle in Washington as ties to Jeffrey Epstein emerge as an issue in his consideration, according to a report. Questions over Eric Lander’s association with Epstein have delayed his nomination to be director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Politico reported. Corbis via Getty ImagesThe White House acknowledged the unsavory connection but defended Lander in a statement: “Dr. Lander and other distinguished scientists lunched with Epstein in 2012 in the office of now-disgraced Harvard professor Martin Nowak. AFP via Getty ImagesLander pleaded ignorance to BuzzFeed News when asked about the meeting in 2019, claiming he did not know Epstein would be there and did not know the infamous pedophile’s history.
US Postal Service reportedly tracking Americans’ social media posts
The US Postal Service is running a shadowy surveillance program that tracks Americans’ social media posts — including ones about planned right-wing protests, a report revealed Thursday. “No intelligence is available to suggest the legitimacy of these threats.”Rachel Levinson-Waldman is deputy director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s liberty and national security program. The USPS reportedly helps monitor posts by groups such as the Proud Boys, or demonstrators protesting coronavirus lockdowns that could be considered “inflammatory.” Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesThe effort by government branches to monitor Americans’ social media posts has for months been hotly debated. The US Postal Service did not respond to questions about the social media tracking effort sent by Yahoo News. Postal Inspection Service, which assesses threats to Postal Service employees and its infrastructure by monitoring publicly available open source information,” the statement said.
Lawmakers told Russia likely behind ‘directed-energy’ attacks on US troops
The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on suspected “directed-energy” attacks against US troops, potentially by Russia, according to a report. The congressional officials who told the outlet they had been briefed said they were informed about the suspected attacks as part of their Pentagon oversight duties. At the time, two people familiar with the probe said, several troops began experiencing “flu-like symptoms.”The Defense Department briefed at least two groups of lawmakers on suspected attacks against US troops. Alamy Stock PhotoThe incidents of suspected attacks by Russia became a concern to national security officials last year, which is when the Pentagon’s office of special operations and low-intensity conflict launched the investigation. Reached for comment by Politico, a spokesperson said that the department was not aware of any directed-energy attacks against US troops in Syria.
Stewart-Cousins rebuked for standing with Gov. Cuomo after calling for resignation
ALBANY — State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins — the highest ranking elected official in New York to call for Gov. State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined Gov. She needs to reiterate her demand for him to resign.”Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is the highest ranking elected official in New York to call for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In what other industry, in what other world is this okay?”Peers have accused State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins of normalizing Gov.
NYC Councilman Chaim Deutsch pleads guilty in federal tax fraud case
New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch admitted Thursday that he defrauded the government of tens of thousands of dollars in taxes by concealing “his true business income,” federal officials said. Deutsch was charged and pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Manhattan federal court to tax fraud for failing to report business income connected to his real estate company, Chasa Management, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The Manhattan feds say the 52-year-old councilman evaded paying $82,076 in property taxes between 2013 and 2015. “It is dispiriting when a sitting City Council member is convicted of a crime,” DOI Commissioner Margaret Garnett said. The councilman is not required to give up his seat with the guilty plea, according to council sources.
Soho Gallery Building penthouse with intriguing past sold for $10M
Developer Ara Hovnanian and his wife, the artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian, are in contract to buy a $10 million penthouse at 420 W. Broadway, otherwise known as the Soho Gallery Building. (Bill then sold his half to Karen for $7 million in 2018; she then listed it for $15.5 million.) Well, Ackman bought the penthouse from ad mogul Drew Katz, who earlier that year had warned him about Valeant’s price-gouging issues. The Soho Gallery Building is also where art dealer Leo Castelli once had his famed gallery. see also Bill Ackman can’t escape Valeant lawsuit Bill Ackman may have sold his stake in Valeant Pharmaceuticals...
White North Carolina official fired for refusing to use black woman’s doctoral title
A North Carolina city has reportedly ousted a white official who refused a black resident’s request to be addressed by her doctoral title during a televised meeting. The incident Monday occurred toward the end of a four-hour Zoning Commission meeting in which Rosario expressed concerns about a development project near her home. Your name says on here ‘Carrie Rosario.’ Hey Carrie,” Collins persisted. Tony Collins has been removed from the Greensboro Zoning Commission. As a black female, I am not going to see another black female treated in this manner,” Hightower told McClatchy News, according to the Observer.
Oakland, CA police chief weighs in on Columbus police-involved shooting
Oakland, California Chief of Police Leronne Armstrong weighed in Thursday on the police shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio. THE DAILY BEAST RIPPED FOR PUBLISHING MISINFORMATION ABOUT COLUMBUS POLICE SHOOTINGLERONNE ARMSTRONG: I think this is a very tragic situation. I think at the end of the day we have to recognize that officers are making split-second decisions that are very difficult, and obviously this a very difficult decision around trying to save someone’s life. But, also recognize that there’s a lot of hurt and pain that we are dealing with in our communities across the country when it comes to officer-involved shootings. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW
FOX News Media awards Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship to Marin ‘Pei Pei’ Martin
Marin "Pei Pei" Martin, the daughter of Fox News Digital senior opinion editor Lynne Jordal Martin, was selected as the latest recipient of the annual Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship, FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott announced on Thursday. "We are proud to continue the tradition of honoring Charles Krauthammer’s storied legacy with this year’s memorial scholarship recipient. The Dr. Charles Krauthammer Memorial Scholarship was established by FOX News Media in 2018 and is awarded to eligible children of network employees. After medical school, he became chief psychiatry resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he studied depression and published ground-breaking findings in top medical journals. Krauthammer, who was known to mentor and serve as a role model for countless students, is honored by his scholarship helping the next generation of thought leaders such as Marin "Pei Pei" Martin.
GOP senators say Dems trying to 'rig' SCOTUS through court-packing, ask Biden to rein in party's 'crazies'
"We're here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken," Markey said in front of the Supreme Court building, flanked by Democratic lawmakers and activists. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., rejected the notion that Democrats are trying to pack the Supreme Court. He insisted that Republicans did so by blocking Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and ramming through Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation just before the presidential election. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and likely some other Senate Democrats, are opposed to packing the Supreme Court too. If we get power back, will it be 20 Supreme Court justices?"
Too much COVID-19 vaccine given to dozens of inmates in Iowa: report
More than 70 inmates at a correctional facility in Iowa were given too much COVID-19 vaccine, according to a local report. At least 77 inmates at the Iowa State Prison in Fort Madison were given excessive amounts of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, a spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Corrections told local news station KCCI-TV. Two medical staff members from the Iowa Department of Corrections reportedly incorrectly administered the vaccine, over-vaccinating the 77 inmates. After realizing the incorrect doses, the Iowa Department of Corrections contacted both Pfizer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for further guidance. A spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Corrections did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.
Left-wing media stirs 'racial pot' in the worst way after police shootings: Fleischer
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer told "America's Newsroom" on Thursday that the media and Democrats are "stirring the racial pot" regarding police-involved shootings, fueling anger toward police. And this is why we have police to protect the weak and the vulnerable in society, regardless of anyone's race. But the media stirs a racial pot in the worst way in this country, as it was supposed to pit one American against another. It didn't matter what the race was, life was in jeopardy and the police acted to protect a life. But the press stirs that pot.
Former Trump administration official mulling GOP challenge against Cheney
Cheney, the third-ranking lawmaker in House GOP leadership, was the most high-profile of the 10 House Republicans who voted in January to impeach then-President Donald Trump. We have no time for warring against one another, against fellow Republicans, or against a former president who served Wyoming well," Pendley will emphasize. CHENEY CALLS GAETZ ALLEGATIONS 'SICKENING' BUT MUM ON WHETHER HE SHOULD RESIGNBut Cheney already faces multiple GOP primary challenges when she is up for reelection next year. Last week, Trump endorsed Wyoming GOP chair Frank Eathorne's reelection bid, pointing to Eathorne's censure of Cheney earlier this year. Trump has yet to endorse any of the primary challengers or potential challengers to Cheney.
John Kennedy on LeBron James' anti-police tweet: 'He can go from zero to screw everyone pretty fast'
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., weighed in Thursday on LeBron James' recent tweet targeting the Ohio police officer who shot a 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio. OHIO STATE STUDENTS DEMAND UNIVERSITY CUTS TIES WITH COLUMBUS POLICE AFTER MA'KHIA BRYANT SHOOTINGJOHN KENNEDY: Well, I think Mr. James did the right thing by pulling down the tweet. I think sometimes Mr. James has more zeal than wisdom. I mean he can go from zero to screw everyone pretty fast and I wish I was as sure of anything as Mr. James sometimes seems to be sure of everything. But you’ve got to balance your zeal with wisdom and if you’re in a leadership position you can’t just shoot from the hip.
New York City subway bomber Akayed Ullah gets life sentence
ABBOTT CALLS ON BIDEN, HARRIS TO APPLY ‘TERRORIST’ LABEL TO MEXICAN CARTELSUllah, 31, apologized before hearing the sentence. "He ultimately answered ISIS’s call for its supporters to carry out ‘lone-wolf’ terrorist attacks in the United States," the memo added, according to the Associated Press. "Ullah’s attack was premeditated and vicious." "Ullah also posted an ISIS slogan so that ISIS would know that he had carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS." More is coming, you’ll see," the prosecutors’ papers said.
Oregon teacher: White educators should be 'as bold' as Capitol rioters in anti-racism push
An Oregon school district hosted a diversity summit in which participants encouraged White educators to be as bold as Capitol rioters and pressured others into pursuing "anti-racist" ideology. "My lovely White people," says Beaverton school district teacher Stephanie Yelder, "be as bold as those idiot invaders, insurrectionists about storming that Capitol. The district also said: "Katherine Watkins does not speak for the Beaverton School District. When PDE asked about potential bullying of faculty, the school district maintained that it was trying to "become an anti-bias, antiracist school district. The teacher's threat should be publicly renounced by the school district."
Hawley-Braun bill would force Biden to declassify Wuhan coronavirus leak intelligence
Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Mike Braun, R-Ind., on Thursday introduced a bill that would force the Biden administration to declassify intelligence related to COVID-19 origins. Since April of 2020, experts have voiced concerns that the novel coronavirus may have originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. "For over a year, anyone asking questions about the Wuhan Institute of Virology has been branded as a conspiracy theorist," Hawley said in a Thursday statement. "The world needs to know if this pandemic was the product of negligence at the Wuhan lab but the CCP has done everything it can to block a credible investigation." He added that the "Biden administration must declassify what it knows about the Wuhan lab and Beijing’s attempts to cover up the origin of the pandemic."
Biden White House officially supports making DC the 51st state
President Biden's White House Tuesday formally backed making Washington, D.C., the 51st state of the union and urged Congress to pass the H.R. 51 legislation to give Washingtonians "long overdue full representation." The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said the Biden administration "strongly supports" the D.C. statehood legislation that would give the district two new senators and one member of Congress. HOUSE COMMITTEE ADVANCES DC STATEHOOD BILL ALONG PARTY-LINE VOTE"For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington, D.C., have been deprived of full representation in the U.S. Congress," the White House OMB statement said. "Establishing the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, as the 51st state will make our union stronger and more just," the White House said.
Biden avoids confronting China over climate in Earth Day speech with world leaders
President Biden urged world leaders to act quickly and together to confront the consequences of Earth's changing climate, but notably did not specifically address heavy polluters like China. Within our climate response lies an extraordinary job creation and economic opportunity ready to be fired up," he said. Attendees included Russian President Vladimir Putin; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson; Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; French President Emmanuel Macron; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro; Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an; and Korean President Moon Jae-in. The Biden administration's pledge would require the most ambitious U.S. climate effort ever undertaken as scientists say man-made climate change is worsening around the world on multiple fronts. The virtual summit, scheduled to continue through Friday night, was held on the United States' 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Celebrity stylist sells Cali-inspired Greenpoint home for $5M
Douglas Elliman The 1850s-era home is a spacious 4,540 square feet. Douglas Elliman One of the home's three bedrooms (reconfigurable per the new owner's wishes). Douglas Elliman There's a fireplace at the ready. Douglas Elliman Another one of the three bedrooms for the buyer to lay their head. The listing broker was Patricia Vance of Douglas Elliman.
‘The Price Is Right’ Shocks Viewers With Historic Double Lucky Move
The Price Is Right stunned viewers yesterday with a historic moment. Yesterday’s Price Is Right was one for the books thanks to two competitors: Kiara Thomas and Jack Zager. Zager, who competed during The Price Is Right at Night, spun 40 cents and 60 cents on the Big Wheel, taking home that $1,000 bonus. Yesterday’s shows literally went down in history, marking the first time ever in The Price Is Right that contestants took home a $26,000 Big Wheel bonus during the same day. The Price Is Right airs weekdays at 11/10c on CBS.
Empty NYC office floors are taking on new life as artist studios
Millions of square feet of office and retail space in the city remain empty. She started a program dubbed Storefront Startup to support small minority-run businesses by providing them with pop-up retail stores. The program provides space to artists through a curated residency program at 4 World Trade Center. Durst’s ChaShaMa gala has provided spaces in office towers to some 30,000 artists. Cory Silverstein (inset) opened 4 World Trade to Brooklyn artists like Natalie Birinyi (right).
Man behind failed 2017 subway bombing gets life in prison
Failed Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah was sentenced to life behind bars Thursday morning. … I do not support harming innocent people.”NYPD at the scene of a the bombing attempt involving Akayed Ullah. NYPD and Port Authority cops arrested him soon after, while Ullah was lying injured on the ground of the emptied subway tunnel. After the jury returned their verdict, Ullah tried to blame President Trump for inspiring the failed terrorist attack. Gregory P. MangoThe failed terrorist tried to appeal his conviction by claiming he had not acted on behalf of ISIS — but a judge shot that down in January.
Test drive: The Cadillac Escalade's hands-free Super Cruise lives up to its name
The latest version of General Motors’ Super Cruise highway driving aid is now available in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. It adds a lane-change feature to the original lane-centering adaptive cruise control that first launched with the 2017 Cadillac CT6. I’ve used previous versions of Super Cruise in the CT6 and Bolt EUV crossover, but was a little hesitant to try it in something as large as an Escalade. FOX NEWS CAR REVIEWS: 2022 CHEVROLET BOLT EUVApparently, it doesn’t, because Super Cruise worked flawlessly in the Escalade and better than the last Autopilot-equipped Tesla I tested on the same roads. It took me about five minutes to get comfortable with it and went for miles and miles without a glitch.
Widow of officer killed in 2020 riot makes plea to Joe Biden: Demand peace in our communities
"It's disheartening that our leaders are downplaying this and they’re not calling for peace," Dorn told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday. Dorn made the comments two days after President Biden delivered remarks where he looked back at the protests over the summer favorably. "The murder of George Floyd launched a summer of protest we hadn't seen since the civil rights era in the '60s. Biden made the comments as the nation was waiting on a verdict by the jury in Chauvin’s trial. President Biden told reporters on Tuesday that he was "praying the verdict" was "the right verdict."
BLM protesters storm Oklahoma Capitol over GOP bills protecting drivers fleeing riots, police from 'doxxing'
Demonstrators chanting "Black Lives Matter" stormed the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday, forcing the state House of Representatives into lockdown, in order to protest several Republican-backed bills, including one that provides legal protections to motorists fleeing riots. More than two dozen protesters filled the gallery on the fifth floor while the Oklahoma House in the chamber below was in session. One bill increases penalties for protesters blocking traffic and protects drivers who unintentionally strike drivers with their cars. Another aims to protect law enforcement and their families from "doxxing." House Bill 1674, co-authored by Republican state Rep. Kevin West and his GOP colleague state Sen.
Mark McCloskey, who aimed guns at protesters with his wife, want grand jury to take a new look at their case
A message left with Gardner’s office wasn’t immediately returned. Mark McCloskey emerged from his home armed with an AR-15 rifle and Patricia McCloskey came out with a semiautomatic handgun. A police probable cause statement said protesters feared "being injured due to Patricia McCloskey’s finger being on the trigger, coupled with her excited demeanor." The indictment states that a semiautomatic pistol was altered in a way that "obstructed the prosecution of Patricia McCloskey" on the weapons charge. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREIn December, a judge dismissed Gardner’s office from prosecuting the case, ruling she created an appearance of impropriety by mentioning the McCloskey case in fundraising emails before the August Democratic primary.
NC's first Black lieutenant gov slams Dems' 'insane' voting rights efforts as 'everything to do with power'
The lieutenant governor went on to cast doubt on Democrats’ true motivation behind their current voting rights efforts. This has everything to do with power," Robinson said. "The goal of some individuals in government is not to hear the voices of Black Americans at all. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPEarlier in the week voting rights was a hot topic being discussed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams asserted that the voter ID requirement for absentee ballots was problematic, as well as racist. She claimed that while she supports voter ID laws in general, this one was overly restrictive and impacted Black voters’ ability to participate in elections.
Parents organizing across US against 'dangerous' critical race theory in classrooms: Former professor
Former professor Carol Swain told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that parents are organizing across the U.S. against "dangerous" critical race theory in classrooms. ...And what they are doing with the critical race theory is pure indoctrination. It’s not teaching young people how to think. ...And teaching young children to hate themselves and their ancestry because of the color of their skin, I mean, that is not something we should be doing in America. The critical race theory will come into environments where there are no serious problemsm and when they get there, they create problems.
GOP doctors, health care providers ask Pelosi when House COVID restrictions will be lifted with members vaxxed
EXCLUSIVE: Eighteen Republican doctors and health care providers in Congress sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking when the COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted from the chamber, now that most members have been vaccinated. Reps. Michael Burgess of Texas, Andy Harris of Maryland and Brad Wenstrup of Ohio led the House GOP Doctors Caucus in sending the letter to Pelosi on Thursday. "Yet the state of dysfunction could change, and you have the authority to do that," the doctors added. "If a majority of Members are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19, why are you still preventing normal operations?" "As Members of Congress with medical backgrounds, we have worked vigorously to educate our constituents, and fellow Members in the House, that though the timeline of the COVID-19 vaccines was accelerated, the process was safe."
House passes DC statehood bill to make district 51st state after heated floor debate
The divided House Thursday passed legislation to make Washington D.C. the 51st state and to grant its more than 700,000 residents full representation in Congress. D.C. statehood already passed the House last June but it died in the GOP-led Senate. HOUSE COMMITTEE ADVANCES DC STATEHOOD BILL ALONG PARTY-LINE VOTED.C. leaders, led by Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C.'s delegate in the Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, have long advocated for statehood. DEMOCRATS RENEW DC STATEHOOD PUSH THAT WOULD REMAKE NATIONAL POLITICSHolmes Norton said D.C. should be no different than the 37 others states that Congress admitted to the union without a constitutional amendment. But D.C. residents are taxed without representation, and cannot consent to the laws under which they, as American citizens, must live."
Biden administration pays travel costs for adult sponsors to pick up migrant children
The Biden administration is paying the travel costs for adult sponsors to go to migrant shelters and pick up migrant children – as the administration scrambles to cope with the surge in unaccompanied children (UACs) coming to the southern border. An HHS spokesperson said the transport of children to sponsors is a "normal part" of the UAC program’s operations. It has been estimated that the U.S. is spending at least $60 million a week to house unaccompanied children. Among those were 18,890 unaccompanied children – a 100% increase from the already high numbers encountered in February, and the highest number recorded. But critics have accused the Biden administration of creating the crisis with its policies.
States pursuing laws to curb Zuckerberg spending on elections
Conservatives have contended the money primarily went to heavily Democratic areas in battleground states in an effort to tilt the balance. States should note that private funding for public matters is not unusual, said Tiana Epps-Johnson, executive director of the Center For Tech and Civic Life. "Private funding is used to supplement a variety of government services where there are funding shortfalls, including schools and libraries," Epps-Johnson told Fox News in a statement. Last year, with generous private funding, CTCL announced the COVID-19 Response grant program," the statement said. But if you’re a blue jurisdiction, we’re going to give you $10 million or $12 million or $15 million.
Some Republicans say they don’t want to attend Biden’s first address to Congress
President Biden will finally deliver his first address to Congress as commander-in-chief next week — and a growing number of Republicans appear ready to miss it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Joe Biden to address a joint session of Congress on April 28, 2021. Asked by Punchbowl News on Wednesday whether they had any interest in attending Biden’s address, a considerable number said no or declined to answer. “I don’t think I’ll probably attend.”“I don’t know the answer to that,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace is not planning to attend President Joe Biden’s address to Congress.
Syrian missile lands near Israel’s top-secret nuclear reactor
A Syrian surface-to-air missile landed near Israel’s top-secret nuclear reactor on Thursday — triggering warning sirens in the Negev Desert and an Israeli strike on the country, according to reports. An IDF spokesman identified the missile as an SA-5 fired against Israeli military aircraft – but overflew its target and fell in the Dimona area, Reuters reported. Syria claimed it fired the missile in response to what it claims was an Israeli Air Force bombing near Damascus, the Jerusalem Post reported. A partial view of the Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Israeli Negev desert. A road sign pointing toward the Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Israeli Negev desert.
Stocks slide ahead of Biden's climate summit
U.S. equity markets slipped Thursday as traders digested better-than-expected jobless claims and awaited details from President Biden's climate summit. GOP SENATORS WARN BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ON DE-BANKING ENERGY COMPANIESIn stocks, automakers were among the groups in focus as Biden gets set to unveil his climate actions. Ticker Security Last Change Change % DHI D.R. European markets rallied across the board with Britain’s FTSE 100 up 0.05%, Germany’s DAX 30 gaining 0.48% and France’s CAC 40 advancing 0.69%. In Asia, China’s Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.23% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index and Japan’s Nikkei 225 climbed 0.47% and 2.38%, respectively.
Burning Man still considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for 2021 event
Organizers of the popular counter-culture festival Burning Man are considering requiring attendees to prove they have been vaccinated for the coronavirus before allowing them to attend the annual event this year. The 2020 Burning Man festival was called off due to concerns over the pandemic. Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell said in a video message posted on the group’s website on April 8 that "vaccines will be required to come to Burning Man." BURNING MAN 2017: PHOTOS FROM THE FESTIVALShe acknowledged last weekend in an updated statement on the group's website that she "misspoke." Goodell said organizers also have not officially decided whether to require or provide testing at the event.
Left-wing group dumps cow poop at White House entrance, demands Biden take climate action
Climate activists dissatisfied with President Biden's climate plan are not-so-subtly expressing their displeasure, as they are literally calling "bull----" while dumping cow manure in front of the White House. "Biden is punting the crisis to future generations with targets that rely on unproven technologies sucking carbon out of the atmosphere. If he cared he'd set targets that expire while he's still in office. HOUSE REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE CLIMATE INITIATIVE AS DEMS CONTINUE GREEN NEW DEAL PUSHFox News reached out to the White House for comment but they did not immediately respond. Demonstrators could be heard chanting "Bull----" and "No more climate crisis" while marching down the street with wheelbarrows full of dung.
NY Times ignores 18 deaths, nearly $2 billion dollars in damage when bashing GOP bills targeting rioters
The New York Times ignored 18 deaths, countless injuries and nearly $2 billion in property damage nationwide in an article slamming Republican bills designed to stop what the liberal newspaper considered mostly "peaceful" protests. Protests and riots following the 2020 killing of Floyd resulted in at least 18 deaths, $350 million worth of property damage in the Minneapolis area and nearly $2 billion nationwide. However, the Times didn’t highlight deaths or significant property damage when downplaying the protests as mostly peaceful. Ron] DeSantis, are labeling them ‘anti-riot’ bills, conflating the right to peaceful protest with the rioting and looting that sometimes resulted from such protests," the Times reported. The Times knocked a Florida law for increasing the penalties of someone caught toppling a monument by noting that "Confederate ones" are included.
Workers file 547,000 new jobless claims in sign COVID layoffs are slowing
The Labor Department said Thursday that applications declined 39,000 from a revised 586,000 a week earlier. Weekly jobless claims are down sharply from a peak of 900,000 in early January. The unemployment rate fell from 6.2% to 6%, well below the pandemic peak of nearly 15%. Many states have struggled to clear backlogs of unemployment applications, and suspected fraud has clouded the actual volume of job cuts. In addition, a supplemental $300-a-week federal jobless payment, on top of regular state unemployment aid, might have encouraged more people to apply for benefits.
Biden announces US greenhouse gas emissions goal, cites ‘moral imperative’
President Biden, citing a “moral imperative,” has announced an ambitious goal to battle climate change by pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the US by 52 percent by 2035. The president, speaking at a White House virtual summit of 40 world leaders Thursday, said that in order to keep global warming at a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius, nations around the globe must sign on to the effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions. We’ll create good jobs here at home for millions of Americans and lay a strong foundation with growth for the future,” he said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a virtual international climate summit with US President Joe Biden in Berlin, Germany Kay Nietfeld/Pool/AP“This is a moral imperative and economic imperative. I believe that we will do this,” he told the gathering of world leaders.
North Dakota Gov. Burgum vetoes transgender sports ban, following similar veto by South Dakota's Noem
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would ban transgender girls from playing in girls' sports following a similar move earlier this year by South Dakota Gov. The bill passed overwhelmingly in the North Dakota House, which could have the votes to override Burgum's veto if it chooses, KX News reported. These regulations require transgender girls to undergo testosterone suppression treatment...for a full calendar year before they are eligible to compete." The North Dakota bill that Burgum vetoed addressed K-12 sports specifically.
St. Louis couple who aimed guns at protesters want grand jury to take a new look at their case
A message left with Gardner’s office wasn’t immediately returned. The couple said protesters broke down an iron gate and ignored a "No Trespassing" sign. Mark McCloskey emerged from his home armed with an AR-15 rifle and Patricia McCloskey came out with a semiautomatic handgun. A police probable cause statement said protesters feared "being injured due to Patricia McCloskey’s finger being on the trigger, coupled with her excited demeanor." The indictment states that a semiautomatic pistol was altered in a way that "obstructed the prosecution of Patricia McCloskey" on the weapons charge.
Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach estate has been demolished
The Florida mansion where prosecutors say Jeffrey Epstien raped underage girls and women for many years has "finally" been demolished. Developer Todd Michael Glaser said the sprawling Palm Beach property met the wrecking ball on Monday, according to a report in The Palm Beach Daily News. Glaser bought 358 El Brillo Way for $18.5 million in March, and announced his plans to raze the property. "I only got involved in the sale of Jeffrey Epstein’s residence to ensure it would be wiped off the map of Palm Beach," Lawrence Moens reportedly said. The 14,223-square-foot 1952 six-bedroom mansion, staff house and pool house on the Intracoastal Waterway were demolished to make way for a new property.
Ex-NFL player turned Army Ranger on LeBron James' anti-cop tweet: 'Tragedy' to see sports politicized
A former New England Patriots player turned Army Ranger reacted to LeBron James’ recent anti-cop tweet on Thursday and cautioned against the increasing politicization of sports and the military. TED CRUZ RIPS 'GROSSLY IRRESPONSIBLE' LEBRON JAMES AFTER NBA STAR TWEETS 'YOU'RE NEXT' AT COLUMBUS COPBequette said that it was a "tragedy" to see politics injected into sports and the military, two institutions that the former NFL player believes "transcend" race, class, and background. Bequette also expressed concern that the politicization of the military could derail the armed forces' goal of fighting and winning wars. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPJames reacted to news of a police-involved shooting in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday. In a now-deleted tweet, James shared an image of the officer in question and wrote: "YOU’RE NEXT" with the hashtag "ACCOUNTABILITY".
Rep. Jody Hice: DC statehood vote – here's what Democrats' power play is really about
This week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., plans to ram the next phase of Democrats’ strategy through the House: granting statehood to the District of Columbia. 43, if America’s capital were situated in any state, that state would wield tremendous influence over the federal government. Given that the approach is so obviously unworkable, why are Democrats so doggedly pursuing statehood through H.R. However, if Democrats honestly care only about providing full representation, there are less problematic alternatives that could win bipartisan support. Two additional Senate Democrats would be a tremendous advantage in preserving their majority, and that’s what this comes down to at the end of the day.
Biden to release climate goals to improve jobs and lower pollution
President Biden is set to announce new goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 on Thursday as part of the administration's plan to combat climate change. In order to achieve Biden’s climate goals, the administration has suggested cutting energy costs and emissions through building upgrades, expanding rail lines and bike lanes, and improving soil to assist agricultural communities and lower carbon emissions. Biden’s goals to expand jobs and lower greenhouse gas emissions have been met with backlash by Republicans on the Hill who fear high costs to the taxpayer and the destruction of certain industries. Attendees are expected to include China’s President Xi Jinping, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "Together, we can seize the opportunity to drive prosperity, create jobs, and build the clean energy economy of tomorrow."
Q & Trey: The Best Job I’ve Ever Had
On a new bonus episode available every Thursday, Trey answers listener questions about politics, ideology, life, and more. This week, Trey gives his thoughts on House Democrats’ attempts to “pack” the Supreme Court, Senator Tim Scott’s likelihood to run for President, his past appearances on Forensic Files, and his plans to have DNI John Ratcliffe on the podcast. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Kristin Smart case: Judge reduces bail for father accused of helping son hide body
A judge on Wednesday reduced bail for the father accused of helping his son hide the body of college student Kristin Smart, who disappeared in California nearly 25 years ago. The conditions of his release include surrendering his passport, remaining in San Luis Obispo County, and agreeing to wear an electronic monitor. San Luis Obispo County prosecutors added there was "damning evidence that a body had been buried in that location and then recently moved," according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. Harold Mesick, Ruben Flores’ attorney, dismissed the evidence, calling it "so minimal as to shock the conscience." "Due to the evidence gleaned from the excavation, it is reasonable to believe Ruben Flores currently knows the location of Kristin Smart’s remains," Peuvrelle said.
Border crisis: Sens. Cornyn, Sinema to introduce bipartisan bill targeting migrant surge
A bipartisan bill aimed at blunting the southern border crisis will reportedly be introduced Thursday by Sens. Separately, Cornyn on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into allegations of child abuse at a migrant facility in San Antonio. Last month, the two senators wrote a joint letter to President Biden, asking him to secure the border. Both Sinema and her Democratic Arizona colleague, Sen. Mark Kelly, said Wednesday they support Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey sending the National Guard to the border.
The Feds Push To Police The Police
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday. Former Boston Police Department Superintendent-in-chief Daniel Linskey also joins to discuss how policing can be revamped and what proposals are on the table. Restaurants around the country are operating with fewer or no coronavirus restrictions, but owners are now experiencing challenges hiring employees. Some former or potential restaurant workers have childcare issues such as in person learning and others are worried about coronavirus infections. Tex-Mex restaurant owner Mary Perez explains the challenges she is facing in regards to staffing her establishments.
Klacik to LeBron James: Can’t support Biden, a 1994 Crime Bill author, and complain about police brutality
James posted a photo of the officer on Twitter and wrote, "You’re next. Many on social media took the comment as a direct threat against the officer and James eventually removed the post. You can’t support the 1994 Crime Bill author & complain about police brutality, it’s one in the same." Klacik was referring to President Biden’s role in writing a Bill Clinton-era bill that critics say contributed to the mass incarceration of racial minorities in recent decades. During the campaign, Biden called his support of the bill, while a U.S. senator from Delaware, a "mistake" but defended some parts of the legislation.
Wisconsin suspect charged with 3 counts of murder after tavern shooting: report
A suspect who was arrested in connection with last weekend’s shooting deaths at a Wisconsin tavern was formally charged with three counts of murder Wednesday, according to a report. Vinson also is accused of attempted murder in the shooting and wounding of three other men, the report said. "Substantial video evidence" plus witness accounts point to Vinson as the gunman, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said, according to the News. Defense attorney Kristyne Watson asserted there were indications in the criminal complaint to suggest Vinson fired in self-defense, according to the report. Vinson was arrested Sunday, hours after the shooting, the News reported.
Rep. Taylor Greene wants to debate Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Green New Deal
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took to Twitter late Wednesday to continue her push for a debate with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the contentious Green New Deal. Republican said policies like the Green New Deal would lead other countries to depend on nations like China and Russia. TAYLOR GREENE CALLS FOR REP. WATERS' EXPULSION"I’m glad I ran into you today @AOC to plan our debate about the Green New Deal," the Georgia Republican posted. Taylor Greene had been calling on Ocasio-Cortez to debate her for a while.
Why tribalism rules everything, from politics to culture to criminal trials
Even as the man who killed George Floyd was found guilty of murder, we are finding plenty to argue about. We see it with those who believe Biden is mentally addled and not really running the White House, and those who view him as the second coming of FDR. Politics used to be a sideline for most people, less important than their jobs, colleagues, family, friends and local sports teams. Now many like or dislike MLB, NFL and NBA based on political debate. Now many reflexively love or hate political leaders (Biden or Trump, Andrew Cuomo or Ron DeSantis) based on what their "side" says.
Caitlyn Jenner mulls challenge to California's Newsom despite spotty voting history: report
Gavin Newsom in his almost certain recall election this fall -- despite Jenner having a spotty voting history, according to a report. She also reportedly didn’t vote in California’s 2003 gubernatorial recall election that replaced Democrat Gray Davis with Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. Records also show Jenner didn't vote in the presidential primary or the general election in 2016, although she has claimed she voted for Donald Trump in 2016, Politico reported. Schwarzenegger’s own spotty voting record, however, didn’t hurt his campaign at the time, the outlet noted. Other Republicans considering a run against Newsom include former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and businessman John Cox, who lost to Newsom in 2018.
Oklahoma Second Amendment 'sanctuary state' bill heads to governor's desk
A bill that would designate Oklahoma as a Second Amendment "sanctuary state" headed to Gov. "Senate Bill 631 ensures that the State Legislature will protect the unalienable right of Oklahomans to keep and bear arms as guaranteed to them by the Second Amendment," state Rep. Sean Roberts, who co-authored the bill with state Sen. Warren Hamilton, said, according to KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City. The "Second Amendment Sanctuary State Act" passed through the House on Tuesday on a 78-17 vote after moving through the state Senate on a 38-8 vote. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPConner Alford, a chapter coordinator of the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association, told KTEN-TV in Ada, Okla., "If the federal law violates the Second Amendment by taking firearms, then it is not going to take precedent over state law," he said. "It does become the state's job to step in ... simply to protect the rule of law."
Protesters removed from Oklahoma House — after opposing bills that target protests
The group of roughly two dozen protesters interrupted the proceedings at the Oklahoma House of Representatives chamber, standing in the upper-gallery and shouting down to lawmakers below, according to footage shot by KFOR. At least two of the bills they opposed, which were both later signed into law by the governor, are aimed at cracking down on protests. One bill makes it illegal to film police while they’re on the job, according to the report. Another grants immunity to drivers who hit protesters while feeling threatened. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed 44 bills into law on Wednesday.
Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach estate has been demolished
The Florida mansion where prosecutors say Jeffrey Epstien raped underage girls and women for many years has “finally” been demolished. Developer Todd Michael Glaser said the sprawling Palm Beach property met the wrecking ball on Monday, according to a report in The Palm Beach Daily News. Demolition crews tear down the Palm Beach home of late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Post-USA Today Network“I only got involved in the sale of Jeffrey Epstein’s residence to ensure it would be wiped off the map of Palm Beach,” Lawrence Moens reportedly said. A shot of the debris left of Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach estate after the wrecking ball.
Kamala Harris has gone 29 days without a news conference since being tapped for border crisis role
While Kamala Harris has scheduled two more "virtual" events regarding the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, Republicans on Wednesday continued calling for the vice president to gain more firsthand experience. Harris was appointed in late March to be President Biden’s manager of the administration’s response to the migrant crisis. Wednesday was the 29th day that Harris went without facing reporters’ questions at a news conference regarding her border-related role. VP KAMALA HARRIS SETS VIRTUAL MEETING WITH GUATEMALA PRESIDENT NEXT WEEK REGARDING MIGRANT CRISIS"Kamala Harris has been on the job for a month. Harris, meanwhile, has still not announced any plans to visit the border region, whether in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas or her home state of California.
Greg Gutfeld: The media game of 'us versus them' won't stop with Chauvin's conviction
I don't think this is the system working ... This is the justice system trying to say that, "Hey, this is one bad apple." The New York Times called the Derek Chauvin verdict "a very rare conviction" which doesn't signal police accountability at all. I think most people with half a brain know that's not what she was doing. "I don't know, Jeff Zucker told me to yell."
Ingraham: Left's goal isn't justice, it's revolution; they want to 'convict America'
Fox News host Laura Ingraham opened Wednesday's "Ingraham Angle" slamming the Left for playing the nation and fueling the rage against law enforcement. Ingraham saying, "what they really want to do is to convict America." INGRAHAM: They really want you to think they really care about Black people in America. Their goal isn’t "justice," it’s revolution. They don’t even care about convicting police officers who commit crimes – what they really want to do is to convict America.
Kamala Harris casts tie-breaking vote advancing contentious Pentagon pick along party lines
Vice President Kamala Harris cast her first tie-breaking vote on a President Biden nominee Wednesday, advancing his pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, according to reports. During former President Trump’s term, Kahl reportedly once tweeted the "Republican party has debased itself at the altar of Trump." "The national security problems we face are wicked and complex; we wrestle with them constantly on this committee," Inhofe said, according to Defense News. "What I cannot support are nominees who reduce complex national security conversations to partisan soundbites." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHarris is expected to have to break at least two more ties before Kahl is confirmed, according to Defense News.
This Day in History: April 22
On this day, April 22 ...2000: In a pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seize Elian Gonzalez, a Cuban boy at the center of a custody dispute, from his relatives’ home in Miami; he is reunited with his father at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington. Also on this day:1864: Congress authorizes the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins. 1970: Millions of Americans concerned about the environment observe the first Earth Day. Millions of Americans concerned about the environment observe the first Earth Day. Holocaust Memorial Museum is dedicated in Washington, D.C., to honor victims of Nazi extermination.
Hannity blasts Biden, other leftists for 'stoking racial hatred for political gain'
HANNITY: The radical left, they're not interested in truth or justice. A jury of his peers found the former officer guilty on all three charges in the horrific death of George Floyd. Everyone on the left from ... Joe Biden to everyone in between is actively now stoking racial hatred for political gain. That's what "Jim Crow 2.0" was all about with Joe Biden, when it seems the voting law in Georgia is far more accessible than that in Delaware. Why didn't Joe [Biden] fix that in fifty years?
VP Kamala Harris sets virtual meeting with Guatemala president next week regarding migrant crisis
Vice President Kamala Harris plans to meet virtually next Monday with Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei regarding the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition, Harris plans to travel in June to the so-called Northern Triangle region of Central America, Fox News has learned. But the precise itinerary for the vice president was unclear. Harris previously spoke with Giammattei on March 30, six days after President Biden appointed Harris the manager of his administration’s response to the migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. On April 14, the vice president hosted an online roundtable discussion of migrant issues.
Vile response to the verdict: Devine
This is our justice system and it’s all that stands between us and barbarism. If it were plagued by systemic racism, as claimed by the president, then Chauvin could not have been found guilty. They see the verdict as proof that policing is racist and must be abolished. After the Chauvin verdict, she issued a call to arms to her 8.8 million Instagram followers: “I . “And that’s what creates a lot of complexity in this moment.”Lying always creates “complexity,” when you refuse to acknowledge the truth that our colorblind justice system worked.
Kamala Harris’ husband rebranded as 'Douglas' instead of 'Doug'
The White House changed the name of Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband from “Doug” to “Douglas” Emhoff in an apparent attempt to rebrand him as a more serious guy, according to a report. The 56-year-old lawyer — known by some for his goofy dad jokes and casual blazers-and-T-shirts style — underwent the moniker makeover in Biden team press releases before becoming Second Gentleman, Politico reported Wednesday. Emhoff goes by Doug on Twitter and used the more casual name during his wife’s primary and the general election. But a week before the inauguration, the Biden team ditched Doug for Douglas in press releases and advisories and haven’t gone back, according to the outlet. “Safe to say like most people, his full and abbreviated names have always been used interchangeably,” the rep told Politico.
Parents accuse California district of overuse of COVID tests in school reopening fight
Austin Beutner, who currently leads the nation’s second-largest school district, has endorsed a rigorous weekly testing program. State and federal health guidelines suggest far less testing is required for asymptomatic students, parent watchdog group UTLA Uncensored has argued. District officials said in September that at $50 million, SummerBio was the lowest of 22 bidders vying to provide coronavirus tests to the district last year – roughly $150 million cheaper than the next-lowest bidder. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPStill, even the economical cost of the tests raise some concerns for parents critical of the program. In nearby Culver City, the district recently told parents it was temporarily halting its asymptomatic COVID-testing program amid an "unprecedented" number of false positives.
Philadelphia schools: America built on a 'pyramid of hate' culminating in 'genocide'
Students in Philadelphia public schools are reportedly learning about George Floyd and a "Pyramid of Hate" that begins with societal acceptance of biased attitudes that then culminates in "Genocide." Teachers can ask students: "Are you surprised to learn that police officers have used force that has killed people?" At the end of the lesson, the students are taught that "For many years, some police officers have hurt African Americans." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFinally, teachers are asked to discuss the "Pyramid of Hate," which illustrates the prevalence of bias, hate and oppression in society, according to screenshots of the documents. It starts off at the bottom with "Biased Attitudes" in society that then lead to "systemic discrimination" and "bias-motivated violence," which can lead to "genocide."
Victor Davis Hanson accuses Democrats of using George Floyd's death to ‘indict all of America’
The Democrats seem to have intentions of using the George Floyd tragedy for political gain, Hoover Institute senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Wednesday. "They see this as useful for a larger agenda that does not have public support," he said. As a parallel, Hanson explained this wider majority of Americans consistently ask what can be done to fix the issues at hand. And yet, they do not want to put their kids in the public schools. "We’ve got to all talk bluntly about the Black family which is the key to restoring Black success and most of the elites know that in the Black community."
Israel says it strikes targets in Syria after missile attack
A missile launched from Syria struck southern Israel early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country’s top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said. The incident, marking the most serious violence between Israel and Syria in years, pointed to likely Iranian involvement. It also threatened to complicate U.S.-led attempts to revive the international nuclear deal with Iran. Israel accuses Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons and has opposed U.S.-led efforts to revive the international nuclear deal with Iran. It also says it does not address Iran’s long-range missile program and its support for hostile proxies in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza.
Top Dem lawmaker Clyburn could face $5K metal detector fine: report
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., could be the first Democratic lawmaker to face a fine for bypassing metal detectors at the Capitol, according to a report Wednesday. After casting a vote on the House floor, Clyburn left the chamber to use the bathroom. When re-entering the chamber, Clyburn purportedly bypassed the magnetometer. Politico noted that Gohmert was asked to pass through metal detectors a second time while attempting to re-enter the House floor, while Clyburn was not. Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky and Andrew Clyde of Georgia, both Republicans, were also fined under the metal detector rules.
Sen. Cotton accuses CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC of being 'heavily beholden' to China
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has blasted four of the most prominent mainstream media outlets for their financial reliance on China. During an appearance on "The Truth with Lisa Boothe" podcast, Cotton was asked by host and Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe if he thought the mainstream media was "beholden" to the Chinese Communist Party. ABC, owned by Disney, NBC, owned by Comcast-Universal, CBS, associated with Viacom. Every one of those major news outlets is owned by or affiliated with a corporate studio who is heavily beholden to the Chinese Communist Party," Cotton continued. "The Truth with Lisa Boothe" is presented by iHeart Radio and Gingrich 360.
Florida AG Moody demands Biden make Supreme Court commission meetings public
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody called this week for President Biden to allow public access to meetings of a commission he formed to explore a potential expansion of the Supreme Court, among other reforms. The attorney general joined other prominent Republicans in decrying any effort to "pack" the Supreme Court with additional justices. Biden formed a bipartisan commission to conduct a study examining various potential reforms to the Supreme Court. Days later, Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York and others introduced legislation seeking to expand the Supreme Court by four justices. "As Florida’s attorney general, I’ll do everything in my power to stand against this radical power grab."
McAuliffe donor registers as foreign agent to represent Ukrainian oligarch accused of bribery
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has received donations from Lanny Davis, attorney for Ukrainian billionaire Dmytro Firtash, a key figure in Donald Trump’s first impeachment, government filings show. Davis, who registered as a foreign agent to represent Firtash earlier this week, according to filings under the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Act, also donated $500 to McAuliffe in February. Fox News could not immediately McAuliffe for comment on the nature of his relationship with Davis. Firtash also allegedly worked with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and was found by federal prosecutors of later aiding Giuliani’s efforts to dig up dirt on Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine, reported the Daily Caller. Despite Davis remaining an ardent supporter of President Biden throughout his campaign, he said he was "pleased" to be rejoining Firtash’s defense team.
Florida's new 'anti-riot' law is unconstitutional, lawsuit claims
A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims Florida's new "anti-riot" law violates several provisions of the U.S. Constitution, according to reports. DESANTIS SENDING MESSAGE THAT PROTESTING IS OKAY, BUT RIOTING IS 'UNACCEPTABLE': FLORIDA SHERIFFDeSantis signed the "anti-riot" bill into law this week. The legislation increases the charge for battery on a police officer during a riot and adds language that could force local governments to justify a reduction in law enforcement budgets. DESANTIS SIGNS FLORIDA'S 'ANTI-RIOT' BILL INTO LAWThe law allows people to sue local governments over personal or property damages if they were determined to have interfered with law enforcement response during civil unrest. "These statutes are unconstitutional on their face," the lawsuit claims, according to the paper.
Cuomo impeachment investigators contact 70 witnesses, receive 200-plus tips: reports
Andrew Cuomo is underway, with about 70 witnesses contacted, according to reports. In addition, the investigators have received more than 200 tips regarding the Democrat’s conduct, Politico reported. "And Davis Polk has also been in contact with four government agencies about potentially relevant information – document requests and interviews." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCuomo faces other investigations, including by the state attorney general’s office and the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, the newspaper’s report noted. The attorney general’s probe addresses the sexual harassment allegations while the federal probe is examining the nursing home deaths.
John Kennedy slams AOC for claiming Chauvin verdict 'isn't justice': 'Wokeristas have contempt for America'
Kennedy remarked he knew Biden was "left of center" but never envisioned the Delawarean to be "left of [Soviet leader Vladimir] Lenin." "No one can get to be his age with his experience and not know this is nonsense... It’s hurting America and it’s hurting people." "Sandy Cortez of Boston University; defining 'Justice' for America," remarked host Tucker Carlson, and asking Kennedy for his reaction:"I’m listening to the congresswoman and I’m thinking, no disrespect, but how does anyone get to be her age and believe that drivel?" They really do hate cops just because they’re cops." Kennedy said the left wing's vision of a nation without police would result in the U.S. becoming "a fantastic impression of Hell."
Malliotakis calls on DOJ to release docs related to alleged Saudi role in 9/11
Staten Island Rep. Nicole Malliotakis is among five Republican lawmakers pressing the Biden administration to publicly release FBI and CIA documents that they say may disclose the Saudi government’s possible involvement in the 9/11 terror attacks. Malliotakis, and four other Republican members of Congress, sent a letter Wednesday on behalf of 9/11 victims’ families to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling on the Department of Justice to declassify and publish the reports. The documents have been sought by families of 9/11 victims who are suing Saudi Arabia. The representatives have sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on the behalf of 9/11 victims’ families. Saudi Arabia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the attacks, though 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.
Putin vows a 'quick and tough' Russian response for its foes
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sternly warned the West against encroaching further on Russia’s security interests, saying Moscow’s response will be "quick and tough" and make the culprits bitterly sorry for their action. But the Kremlin also has warned Ukraine against trying to use force to retake control of the rebel-held east, saying Russia could be forced to intervene to protect civilians in the region. "But if some mistake our good intentions for indifference or weakness and intend to burn or even blow up those bridges themselves, Russia’s response will be asymmetrical, quick and tough." "Russia has its own interests, which we will defend in line with the international law," Putin said during Wednesday’s address. Belarusian and Russian security agencies arrested the alleged coup plotters in Moscow earlier this month.
Tomi Lahren: Waters, Biden essentially gave prospective rioters 'a pass to go wild' if Chauvin acquitted
Earlier in the week, Waters, 82, flew to the Twin Cities to join protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minn."We're looking for a guilty verdict... On Fox Nation, Lahren asked whether the jurors in the case made their "guilty" verdict following a 10-hour deliberation based on merit. On Tuesday, prior to the verdict, Omar claimed Chauvin's trial was a "closed case" and that an acquittal or insufficient conviction "shouldn't really be a question." Fox Nation programs are viewable on-demand and from your mobile device app, but only for Fox Nation subscribers. Go to Fox Nation to watch the extensive library from Tomi Lahren, Pete Hegseth, Abby Hornacek, Laura Ingraham, Ainsley Earhardt, Greg Gutfeld, and many more of your favorite Fox News personalities.
Psaki pressed on whether Biden 'acknowledges his own role in systemic racism' in America
White House press secretary Jen Psaki had an uncomfortable exchange with a reporter Wednesday after he asked whether President Biden "acknowledges his own role" in what the president described as "systemic racism" in America. At Wednesday's briefing, New York Post reporter Steve Nelson confronted Psaki about whether the president contributed to "systemic racism" during his decades-long tenure in the Senate. "[Biden is] an architect of multiple federal laws in the 1980s and ’90s that disproportionately jailed Black people and contributed to what many people see as systemic racism," Nelson said. To what extent does President Biden acknowledge his own role in systemic racism? CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNelson followed up by asking Psaki whether Biden believes "it’s important to accept his own culpability" for perpetuating systemic racism.
GOP lawmaker raises questions on FBI concluding 2017 baseball shooting was ‘suicide by cop’
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) is calling on the FBI to review and reassess its decision to classify the 2017 congressional baseball shooting where Republican lawmakers were targeted during a practice as a “suicide by cop” instead of labeling the incident an act of domestic terrorism. Rep. Brad Wenstrup says left-wing extremist James Hodgkinson shot “well over 100 rounds” at congress members during the shooting. An FBI evidence response team investigates the scene of the shooting of Congress members at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14, 2017. Rep. Brad Wenstrup is “extremely frustrated that the FBI failed to conduct thorough interviews during the initial investigation” of the 2017 congressional baseball shooting. Rep. Brad Wenstrup noted the FBI did not interview any witnesses of the 2017 congressional baseball shooting.
Biden buys into the left’s great lie
President Biden had an opportunity after the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial to reassure Americans that our legal system works and that justice had been done. No one defended Derek Chauvin. The prosecution of Chauvin isn’t enough, because, for the progressives and Black Lives Matter, it will never be enough. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin listens to his verdict being read on April 20, 2021. He’s an uncle all right, he’s the one who shouts Black Lives Matter talking points at the Thanksgiving table.
The Post says: Everyone get vaccinated!
The obvious fix: Let anyone walk into a clinic without an appointment and get jabbed. Fact is, the online registration process is needlessly intimidating, with different sites listing state- and city-run clinics, plus private providers. see also Half of NYC adults still haven’t been vaccinated Despite full eligibility and an abundance of appointments, half of... The likes of Dr. Anthony Fauci aren’t helping, either, by insisting Americans still wear masks even after they’ve been fully vaccinated. But if you get vaccinated, they have no excuse.
Assembly impeachment probe into Cuomo has received over 200 tips through hotline
ALBANY — Investigators hired by the state Assembly have received over 200 tips pertaining to an impeachment inquiry into Gov. Andrew Cuomo over a broad range of allegations including sexual harassment and data pertaining to COVID-19 in nursing homes. “In total, Davis Polk has spoken with attorneys for about 70 people who may have relevant information and Davis Polk has also been in contact with four government agencies about potentially relevant information,” he added. The Assembly Judiciary Committee first announced they would launch an impeachment investigation on March 11. Charles Lavine said the impeachment investigation will look into four areas, including sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo.
Head of US nuclear arsenal rejects calls to scrap ground-based missiles
The head of the United States' nuclear arsenal issued a chilling warning on Capitol Hill this week about the country's ability to deter nuclear war. In a tweet, STRATCOM warned the threat of nuclear war is greater today. The report also recommends discontinuing plans to build new nuclear missiles to replace the aging Minuteman III. "The United States should continue to extend the operational life of the Minuteman III missiles and should not build the new GBSD missile." At the hearing, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., called the idea of getting rid of nuclear weapons a "fanciful idea."
Pompeo: China has 'no intention of honoring' any commitments it makes at climate summit
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined "Fox Business Tonight" Wednesday to discuss Thursday's U.S.-led climate change summit, which will provide the setting for the first meeting between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. POMPEO: My expectation is we’ll hear what we’ve heard from the Chinese Communist Party before, a series of commitments that they have absolutely no intention of honoring. They have broken more promises over these last years, including a promise to President Obama that they wouldn’t militarize the South China Sea. One of the things that we [Trump administration] were careful to do was that we didn’t make commitments, we didn’t make threats that we weren’t prepared to execute or deliver on. We [the Trump administration] took the opposite approach.
Senate Republicans uphold symbolic ban on earmarks
The Senate GOP caucus upheld its ban on earmarks by avoiding a divisive vote on the matter Wednesday afternoon. The GOP Senate caucus diverted from its counterpart in the House, where Republicans recently voted 102-84 in a secret ballot to overturn a ban on earmarks. The lawmakers are keeping up with the House Democrats, who first moved to bring back earmarks rebranded as "community project funding." DEMS RELEASE PLAN TO BRING BACK EARMARKSDemocrats are reviving earmarks with or without Republicans, but have offered to evenly split the money designed for such funding. Some argue that by not participating in earmarks, Congress is essentially delegating some of its constitutional authority on spending to the president.
US Capitol Police top boss says hiring surge needed to fill ‘intelligence gaps’
The U.S. Capitol Police top commander said Wednesday that more bodies are needed in the legislative building to address "intelligence gaps" and the increased threat security officials face in 2021. "212 new sworn officers as well as 47 new civilian positions, that would fill some of those things that you mentioned in terms of intelligence gaps technology capabilities," Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told members of Congress Wednesday. Pittman’s testimony highlighted that threats against lawmakers are not the only security issue the Capitol Police face. Four officers have died this year following attacks at the top legislative building. CAPITOL POLICE IDENTIFY OFFICER KILLED IN ATTACKA fourth officer, William Evans, was then killed after being struck by a vehicle that slammed into a security barrier on April 2.
Credit Suisse's exposure to Archegos Investments grew to more than $20 billion
ARCHEGOS’ BILL HWANG CREATED WEALTH AT A HISTORIC PACE BEFORE LOSING IT ALL, A FOX BUSINESS INVESTIGATION SHOWSA Credit Suisse spokesman declined to comment. The exposure reveals for the first time the scope of Credit Suisse's relationship with Archegos, which unraveled late last month. Credit Suisse is also facing questions from regulators in the U.S. and Europe about its relationship with Archegos and the wind down. This system, known as dynamic margining, wasn't fully implemented in the division that oversaw Archegos's investments inside Credit Suisse, the people said. Credit Suisse has said its dealings with both Archegos and Greensill need "substantial further review and scrutiny."
Arizona Gov. Ducey demands Biden to call national emergency on border crisis
Doug Ducey (R) on Wednesday called on President Biden to do something to quell the illegal immigration “emergency” at the southern border. He said the Arizona National Guard initially would be concentrated in the Yuma area, but could be sent to additional areas along the border amid the surge of illegal migrants at the border. Yesterday I declared a state of emergency at the border and I announced we’re deploying the National Guard. Doug Ducey defended his decision to declare a state of emergency and deploy the national guard at the US-Mexico border. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, FileDucey’s order was met with praise from GOP lawmakers, who argued the Biden administration has failed to address the situation.
Florida couple invites wedding guests to ‘dream home’ that isn’t theirs
A Florida couple hoped to have their dream wedding on the grounds of a magnificent, multimillion-dollar mansion that boasts a tennis court, gazebo and a pool with a waterfall. The 16,300-square-foot mansion, which is on the market for $5.6 million, is no wedding factory. In their online wedding invitation, Wilson and Jones referred to themselves as “the Royal couple” and promised a reception that featured a “red carpet cocktail hour” on Saturday, followed by brunch on Sunday. “I don’t want to talk about it,” Wilson told the paper of the episode. Keith Poliakoff, attorney for the Southwest Ranches suburb, said Wilson previously toured the estate while posing as a potential buyer.
The predicted COVID apocalypse in ‘Neanderthal’ Texas never happened
Yet a month and a half later, new coronavirus cases in Texas have fallen by more than 50 percent, and daily deaths have dropped even more. Meanwhile, states with stricter COVID-19 regulations have seen spikes in daily new cases. Florida, a state often criticized as lax, also has seen a significant increase in daily new cases: 34 percent since mid-March. In any event, COVID-19 surges are happening mainly in states with more legal restrictions than Florida or Texas is imposing. But several systematic studies have cast doubt on the effectiveness of broad legal restrictions.
Letters to the Editor — April 22, 2021
The Issue: Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd. Last May, when I first saw the video of Derek Chauvin with his knee on the back of George Floyd’s neck, I was angry (“Guilty,” April 21). Ron Spurga, ManhattanThe Chauvin guilty verdict was a just one. Matt EngelWilkes-Barre, Pa.President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the nation after the Chauvin verdict (“ ‘Stain on our soul,’ ” April 21). I am OK with Biden’s verbal approval of the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial.
Why Wall Street is salivating over the garbage business
Their business is utter trash — and their stocks could soar as a result. Garbage truck companies may soon be all the rage — thanks to a new report making the rounds on Wall Street that’s advising investors not to overlook the waste management sector when searching for industries that might benefit from the economic rebound being triggered by coronavirus vaccinations. But that did nothing to help major trash collection companies because they get paid a flat rate by municipalities to pick up residential garbage and recycling. Waste Management, for example, will benefit if baseball fans start returning to games again because it services 60 percent of the nation’s baseball stadiums. Shares of the nation’s three major trash collection companies — Waste Management, Republic Services and Waste Connections — are already up by double digits this year following meager single digit gains last year.
Sensible court rulings enable NYC recovery
Common sense has broken out as loony anti-development “logic” lost in a key pair of court cases. (Opponents sought to kill the project by claiming now-ubiquitous online hearings don’t count at all.) It’s great to see common sense winning. Real-estate development is a jobs creator — and with those good-paying jobs come tax revenue for the city. And Gotham needs all the action it can get after a devastating year of lockdowns and stagnation.
Inside the Cali mansion Jake Paul KO’d to be a Miami boxer
Looks like former MMA champion Ben Askren isn’t the only thing Jake Paul is knocking out. realtor.comThe expansive chef’s kitchen with a large marble island. realtor.comAn expansive living room featuring two-story windows and a enclave with a grand piano. realtor.comThe master bedroom features a hardwood ceiling. realtor.comThe master bathroom.
Biden warns if Americans don’t get COVID jabs they might have to cancel July 4
President Biden on Wednesday warned Americans they may have to cancel “small” outdoor gatherings on the Fourth of July if there’s a slowdown of COVID-19 vaccinations. But Biden said at the White House that he’s not yet comfortable saying people can hold small outdoor gatherings on Independence Day. We all need to mask up until the number of cases goes down, until everyone has a chance to get their shot.”Biden proposed in a March primetime address that people could host “small” outdoor gatherings for the summer holiday. Science says small gatherings outdoors is fine.”Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said “the president’s proclamation was far out of step with what’s already happening across the country.”In March, Biden said Americans likely could hold small gatherings to celebrate in July. “”Americans are already getting together in small groups outdoors in blue states and red states, in small towns and big cities.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): Democrats Want To Turn The Supreme Court Into A Super Legislative Body
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Senator Marsha Blackburn, joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to discuss Democrats push to expand the supreme court. Senator Blackburn said,“What they are trying to do is turn the Supreme Court into a super legislative body. And the liberals and the Democrats want to institutionalize Democratic control in Washington, D.C. One way they can do that is to have a super legislative court that is going to be partisan and take sides and will basically rubber stamp everything they want to do. So this is why they’re trying to add four justices. Things like this voter law, things like adding DC or Puerto Rico with state, they’re not going to give up on this.
90-year-old Hong Kong woman conned out of $32M in phone scam
A wealthy 90-year-old woman in Hong Kong was conned out of $32 million by criminals posing as Chinese authorities — in the region’s biggest recorded phone scam, according to reports. "She was told her identity was used in a serious criminal case in mainland China," a police source told the outlet. CHINA REDUCES ELECTED SEATS IN HONG KONG LEGISLATUREThe source added that the victim "was promised that all the money would be given back to her after the investigation." CHINA’S PARLIAMENT APPROVES PLAN TO REFORM HONG KONG’S ELECTORAL SYSTEMBut the phone scammers have made off with the rest. Hong Kong has one of the world’s highest concentrations of billionaires, many of them elderly, making them vulnerable to such scams.
Democrats trying to turn FCC 'into an arm of the DNC,' commissioner warns
A push by congressional Democrats to block the sale of a Spanish-language Florida radio station to conservative owners would effectively turn the Federal Communications Commission into an "arm" of the Democratic National Committee, the senior Republican on the commission warned. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr blasted the congressional Democrats’ attempt to pressure the commission into blocking the sale of a Spanish-speaking radio station in Miami, Florida, saying the move was politically-based in a statement released Tuesday. He also warned the move by the Democrats crosses a constitutional line and would weaponize the FCC for the DNC. "This crosses a clear line drawn by the First Amendment and would turn the FCC into an arm of the DNC." Carr also torched the congressional Democrats for trying to pressure the FCC into taking action they think will increase their odds of winning elections in the Sunshine State.
Glenn Ellmers tells Tucker Carlson ‘conservatism’ is no longer enough: ‘What’s left to conserve?’
The Claremont Institute’s Glenn Ellmers takes a deep dive into modern-day politics on the newest episode of Fox Nation’s "Tucker Carlson Today," and argues that conservatism is not what it used to be. New episodes of "Tucker Carlson Today" are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday exclusively on Fox Nation. Join Fox Nation today to watch Tucker's full interview with Scott Yenor and other great episodes. CLICK HERE TO GET FOX NATIONFox 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.
Tester quietly releases public schedule after breaking campaign promise by not updating for months
Senator Jon Tester, D-Mont., on Tuesday quietly released his public schedule on his Senate website between April 14 and April 20 after not updating his public schedule for almost three months, which broke his campaign pledge to be transparent about with whom he meets. Tester's public schedule was archived nearly a dozen times between February 1 and April 19, only showing Tester's schedule during the last week in January, according to the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. FRESHMAN SEN. JON TESTER POSTS DAILY SCHEDULE TO FULFILL CAMPAIGN PROMISEThe senator’s online calendar has been a staple of his political persona since his first Senate campaign. During his 2018 re-election campaign, one of his press releases touted that he "was the first member of Congress and is still the only member of Montana's Congressional Delegation to post his daily public schedule on his website." Tester boasts about his calendar on his website’s "Biography" and "Accountability and Transparency" pages, with the latter saying Tester is "the only member of the Montana delegation to post his daily public schedule online."
Minneapolis’ George Floyd Square features special instructions for White people
White people wanting to visit George Floyd Square, the intersection where the 46-year-old Black man died last May, will need to heed special instructions. A sign near the entrance of the Square welcomes visitors to "A Sacred Space for Community, Public Grief, and Protest." White visitors need to "decenter" and "come to listen, learn, mourn, and witness." Any "processing" must be brought to "other white folks" so that "BIPOC" (an acronym for "Black and Indigenous people of color") are not harmed. If White visitors see their fellow White folks doing "problematic things" they are encouraged to "speak up with compassion to take the burden (off of) Black folks and our siblings or color whenever appropriate."
Biden admin blocking veterans' annual Memorial Day motorcycle rally, Rep. Mast says
Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., accused the Biden administration of blocking the annual Rolling to Remember motorcycle rally, a 30-year-plus Memorial Day tradition for veterans that has always been staged in the Pentagon parking lot. "But the Biden Administration seems intent on restricting that freedom, and now, even restricting Memorial Day ceremonies. Preventing a tradition like Rolling to Remember flies in the face of the freedoms that so many have died to protect." "The Pentagon Parking lot has been used as a staging ground for Memorial Day events for decades. "The event is now only a month away, and further delays could jeopardize this important Memorial Day event."
Florida superintendent's Parkland shooting testimony leads to perjury charge arrest
Two school officials in Broward County, Florida, which includes Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have been arrested in connection with a grand jury probe into the district. Runcie's critics have claimed crimes, bullying and other problems were routinely underreported at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas and other district schools, and few did voluntary security assessments. Those issues fall under just some of the scope of the grand jury probe. And Barbara Myrick, the district’s general counsel, has been charged with unlawfully disclosing secret grand jury proceedings, also a third-degree felony. But critics have also targeted his lenient disciplinary policies, like the one that allowed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz to briefly attend Stoneman Douglas a year before the massacre despite a history of violent behavioral problems.
AOC now blames ‘racial injustice’ for the climate crisis
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now blaming “racial injustice” for the climate crisis. “The climate crisis is a crisis born of injustice, and it is a crisis born of the pursuit of profit at any and all human and ecological cost,” the New York Democrat said Tuesday as she again pushed the Green New Deal. “Which means that we must recognize in legislation that the trampling of indigenous rights is a cause of climate change, that the trampling of racial justice is a cause of climate change,” she insisted to clapping. “Because we are allowing people … to deny ourselves human rights and deny people the right to health care, the right to housing and education,” AOC said at the press conference in front of the Capitol. “Truly impressive woke word salad here,” commented Logan Hall of the right-wing Daily Caller, as others joked about other possible ills the lawmaker could go on to blame for climate change.
Wrong takes on Chauvin verdict and other commentary
Iconoclast: Wrong Takes on Chauvin VerdictThe verdict against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death “should ­increase confidence” in the justice system, writes Sean Collins at Spiked Online. Yet “those are not the conclusions being reached by liberal politicians” and activists. driving a truck don’t get much attention from progressives these days.”Portlander: How Anarchists Captured My TownA sign at Petunia’s bakery pleads: “We are a small, women- and locally owned business. We are struggling like so many of us in this hard time and love our community. was entirely rhetorical,” concludes the Washington Examiner’s Hugo Gurdon.
New images show plans for Penn Station makeover
New images show how transit officials hope to makeover the dark caverns of Penn Station into a modern, light-filled transit hub. A rendering of a proposed renovation to Penn Station. A third Penn Station concept presented on Wednesday could take over the space facing 8th Avenue currently occupied by the Hulu Theater, which is part of Madison Square Garden. “The 7th Avenue side is where the people are, and where we need to prioritize.”A proposal for the future design of Penn Station. “We know we need to have a Penn Station that is ready to receive that additional capacity when the tunnels are completed.
Rebooting NYC schools means dropping ideology and embracing choice
The next mayor needs to embrace charters, as well as the private and religious schools that have so thoroughly outperformed their public counterparts during this past year. Gotham is home to 852 private and religious schools. The attainment of a four-year college degree isn’t the only legitimate outcome of schooling for all kids — and we shouldn’t operate high schools as if it is. While the city’s high-school graduation rate has increased steadily over the last 20 years, many students leave high school unprepared for college. Many of these low-performing graduates had entered high school already well behind their peers, and their needs should have been addressed at that point.
Mike Pompeo joins House Republicans in push for Iran sanctions bill
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday joined with House Republicans in unveiling a bill to impose sanctions on the regime in Iran -- renewing a push for sanctions he led during the Trump administration. The bill would also expand sanctions, slapping measures on Iran's ballistic missile program, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iranian-backed terror groups in the Middle East. The Biden administration has taken steps to reverse Trump’s maximum pressure strategy, which saw the U.S. leave the 2015 Iran deal in 2018, and re-impose waves of sanctions on Tehran. IRAN STARTS ENRICHING URANIUM TO 60%, ITS HIGHEST LEVEL EVERRepublicans, as well as Pompeo, opposed the U.S. re-entering the deal. "Rejoining the failed Iranian nuclear deal would come at great cost," he said.
FBI puts law enforcement nationwide on notice about increase in crime, 'remain vigilant'
"The FBI is warning local and other federal law enforcement to be on the lookout for potential increases in violence heading into the warmer months," a senior law enforcement official told Fox News. "As more people are free to move about and socialize, crime of all different levels may certainly increase." "The FBI shares information about potential threats to enhance the ability of law enforcement agencies to better protect the communities they serve," the FBI said. "As always, we urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the nearest law enforcement agency." The FBI warning comes as half of adults in the United States -- 130 million people -- had already received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose.
FCC commissioner rips Democrats trying to block Florida radio station sale to conservative outlet
"Democrats in Congress are pressuring the FCC to block the sale of a radio station based on the political viewpoints it would broadcast to South Florida’s Hispanic community," Carr tweeted. "It’s interesting that he’s doubled down on this claim that the FCC shoud be acting purely based on the political positions of this radio station," Carr said in response. A certain market could, in theory, have all liberal or all conservative station owners. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The Fairness Doctrine results in news coverage that looks like 1990s airline food, as opposed to a diverse environment with different viewpoints," Carr told Fox News. Carr said his fellow commmissioners should speak out against Democrats calling for the FCC to thwart the sale, saying they were merely upset over a progressive outlet becoming conservative.
Ohio congressman says FBI called 2017 baseball shooting targeting GOP 'suicide by cop,' demands new probe
"This conclusion defies logic and contradicts the publicly known facts about the perpetrator and the attack," Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray. FBI DIRECTOR WRAY: CAPITOL RIOT COULD HAVE INSPIRED INTERNATIONAL TERRORISTSThe gunman, James Hodgkinson, fired well over 100 rounds at the congressmen, their aides and others present on the ballfield. But the FBI never made a public declaration, and the "suicide by cop" theory came to light only last week when Wenstrup was grilling FBI Director Christopher Wray during a House Intelligence Committee hearing. "Director, you want suicide by cop, you just pull a gun on a cop. The FBI director noted that he was not in his current role at the time of the shooting.
Ariz. Gov. Ducey urges Biden to declare national emergency at the border, as he deploys National Guard
Doug Ducey on Wednesday urged President Biden to declare a national emergency at the border, a day after the Republican governor deployed the National Guard and issued an emergency declaration in response to the migrant crisis. SINEMA, KELLY BACK GOVERNOR'S MOVE TO DEPLOY NATIONAL GUARD TO BORDERDucey announced on Tuesday that he was deploying 250 National Guard members to help deal with the escalating numbers, that has seen record numbers of migrant encounters and overwhelmed local authorities. He was at the border meeting with local law enforcement and border officials about the crisis and related security threats. DUCEY DEPLOYS NATIONAL GUARD TO SOUTHERN BORDER AMID MIGRANT CRISISDucey had been mulling deploying the Guard, but had urged the federal government to reimburse the state for the deployment beforehand. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema expressed support for the moves Both senators later wrote to President Biden, urging him to reimburse Arizona for the National Guard deployment.
Lisa Boothe, former Democrat official spar over DC statehood 'power grab': What if Washington was 'red'?
Former District of Columbia Democratic Party Chairman Scott Bolden debated Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe on the legitimacy, constitutionality and partisan politics behind Democrats' new bill to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state. Eleanor Holmes Norton's, D-D.C., legislation to make the District of Columbia into the state of "Washington, Douglass Commonwealth." "It's taxation without representation, in its purest form," Bolden said, repeating the popular District slogan that adorns D.C. license plates. Boothe fired back that D.C. Statehood is a simple "power grab from the left." The portion ceded from what was once Maryland, along with Lady Bird Johnson Island, is what remains of the original District of Columbia.
House Dems ready to pass DC statehood Thursday, call on Senate to end filibuster to do same
Democratic leaders Wednesday predicted passage of Washington, D.C. statehood legislation in the House and called on the Senate to end the filibuster now to create the 51st state in the union. "I hope that the filibuster is jettisoned," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Wednesday. BIDEN WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALLY SUPPORTS MAKING DC THE 51ST STATE"With the movement of the filibuster, there will be movement for D.C. statehood," added the district's non-voting lone congressional member, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. President Biden supports D.C. statehood and would sign the legislation into law. HOUSE COMMITTEE ADVANCES DC STATEHOOD BILL ALONG PARTY-LINE VOTEThe biggest challenge, however, will be in the 50-50 split Senate.
Top NY Dem who said Cuomo should resign appears alongside governor at press conference
Andrew Cuomo to tout the progress of the state’s vaccination campaign on Wednesday, just weeks after she publicly called on the governor to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment. Cuomo praised Stewart-Cousins for passage of New York state’s budget during an event at a mass vaccination site in Yonkers, the state senator’s home district. Stewart-Cousins did not address the New York state attorney general and state assembly’s ongoing probes into the allegations against Cuomo during her appearance at the press conference. For the good of the state Governor Cuomo must resign." The New York State Assembly’s judiciary committee has an active probe into whether the allegations against Cuomo are grounds for impeachment.
Pompeo meets with House Republicans to unveil new legislation targeting Iran
Pompeo huddled with members of the Republican Study Committee — led by RSC Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media with members of the Republican Study Committee about Iran on April 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. During his tenure as Secretary of State, Pompeo played a significant role in the implementation of roughly 1,500 sanctions on Iran. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stands with member of the Republican Study Committee before speaking about Iran on April 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media with members of the Republican Study Committee about Iran on April 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.
This is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s new $27.8M Beverly Hills mansion
Dwayne Johnson just shelled out $27.8 million for a jaw-dropping Beverly Park estate, formerly owned by comedian Paul Reiser. A prospective presidential candidate, Johnson, 48, closed on the six-bedroom, 12-bathroom abode on April 6 quietly, in an off-market deal. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just shelled out $27.8 million for a sprawling Beverly Hills estate. Realtor.comThe tennis court. Johnson listed his multimillion-dollar equestrian estate on the outskirts of Atlanta in January, but has yet to get any offers.
Kamala Harris to visit New Hampshire with no plans yet for southern border trip
Hey Kamala, its the other border. Vice President Kamala Harris announced Wednesday that she’s traveling north to New Hampshire to promote infrastructure legislation — despite not yet booking travel for her work as President Biden’s migration czar to handle the southern border crisis. Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the status of COVID-19 vaccinations and the administration’s ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response on April 21, 2021. But the White House later emphasized she would address only the “root causes” of migration and not border enforcement. She has yet to hold a press conference or pay a visit to the border in the ensuing 28 days.
Gov. Cuomo hangs up on reporter who asked if he’d resign over sexual harassment
Andrew Cuomo cut off a reporter during a virtual news conference Wednesday to keep from being pressed about whether he’d resign if an investigation concludes that he sexually harassed female aides. “If the attorney general’s report concludes that under state law you did sexually harass employees in violation of state law, will you resign? Yes or no,” New York Law Journal reporter Ryan Tarinelli asked. When Tarinelli asked Cuomo to “please clarify exactly what that means,” Cuomo repeated his earlier response word for word. New York Now reporter Dan Clark, who was president of the LCA at the time, said no such deal was ever struck.
Emily Compagno: Maxine Waters’ Chauvin Comments Are “Stoking A Fire Rather Than Deescalating” One
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, “Outnumbered” Co-Host Emily Compagno discussed the negative effect the comments made by Maxine Waters and President Biden before the Chauvin verdict could had on the jury’s deliberations and society in general. And I think that’s sort of the issue that people are having that they’re calling out, especially Maxine Waters’ point of view, it’s that you are stoking a fire rather than deescalating. It is part of your reform that you’re calling for calls for de-escalation, why aren’t you practicing it? If you’re calling for safety and protective community, why aren’t you adding to that rather than framing those scenes in an especially already frayed community? And then for Biden, why are you weighing in, because he weighed in member twice while the jury is deliberating.
Cotton heading to Iowa in June, sparking more 2024 speculation
Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas is heading to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa in late June to help support fellow Republicans running in the 2022 midterm elections. The trip by Cotton, who is considered a potential 2024 GOP presidential hopeful, will spark more speculation about his likely national ambitions in the next White House race. The state could be the site of competitive Senate, House and gubernatorial showdowns in 2022. Cotton will become the fourth potential 2024 GOP presidential contender to travel to Iowa so far this year. Rick Scott of Florida and Tim Scott of South Carolina headlined separate events for the Iowa GOP.
Dow reclaims 34K, UnitedHealth, CSX hit records
Ticker Security Last Change Change % I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 34137.31 +316.01 +0.93% SP500 S&P 500 4173.42 +38.48 +0.93% I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 13950.218259 +163.95 +1.19%The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 316 points or 0.94%, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.93% and 1.19%, respectively. The major averages on Tuesday suffered their biggest decline in a month as the number of COVID-19 cases rose worldwide. Ticker Security Last Change Change % CSX CSX CORP. 102.69 +4.24 +4.31% UNP UNION PACIFIC CORP. 223.43 +2.76 +1.25% UNH UNITEDHEALTH GROUP, INC. 398.83 +2.07 +0.52%Dow transports posted the 25th record close helped by rails CSX and Union Pacific, while UnitedHealth also hit a record high. Traders will also be monitoring a Senate committee hearing on the treatment of app developers by Apple Inc. and Google. In commodities, West Texas Intermediate crude oil lost $1.32 to $61.35 per barrel and gold jumped $15 to $1,792.30 an ounce.
Gov. Cuomo dodges question on whether he'll resign if state AG probe concludes he sexually harassed employees
Andrew Cuomo dodged questions Wednesday on whether he will resign from office if State Attorney General Letitia James’ probe confirms allegations that he sexually harassed current and former employees. James’ office is currently investigating allegations from nine women, including current and former aides, who have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment or misconduct. When asked to provide a "yes or no" response to whether he would resign if investigators found he engaged in wrongdoing under state law, Cuomo declined to clarify. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, that he resign from office in response to the allegations. Aside from James’ investigation, the New York State Assembly’s Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into potential impeachment proceedings.
State liquor law keeping NYC eateries from COVID recovery
An overly restrictive state liquor law is making it even tougher for the battered New York City restaurant industry to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, operators of eateries told The Post. “The news was so bleak and sober, I didn’t see a way forward,” said Mermaid Inn co-owner Daniel Abrams. A manager wearing a mask prepares a cocktail at Westville Hudson on Sept. 30, 2020, in New York City. Getty ImagesBut Cuomo’s proposed relief for city restaurants was cut from the state budget recently passed by the legislature. “We also have more women entrepreneurs, more minority business owners in New York City.
JPMorgan reportedly hiring more junior bankers to battle burnout
JPMorgan Chase is set to hire more junior bankers and support staff to tackle burnout as the largest US bank takes on record volumes of activity, a source with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday. The bank has hired about 90 junior bankers and support staff, and will hire 100 more globally, the source said. JPMorgan is also encouraging more personal time for employees to be offline and will enforce many policies already in place to protect weekends and provide extra flexibility for junior bankers. Getty ImagesJPMorgan also plans to conduct a quarterly review to evaluate how junior bankers are spending their time and will hold senior management accountable in their performance reviews and year-end compensation. Additionally, every group head is required to call two to three junior bankers daily and ask, “What’s working and what’s not?”The initiatives were first reported by Financial News on Wednesday.
How a top-selling bourbon maker plans to go green
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The process of making fine whiskey involves aging spirits to a golden brown, but a bourbon producing giant is going green along the way. Jim Beam’s parent company aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions and water usage in half by 2030. The company said it’s already made progress, having reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 19% through investments in technology and use of cleaner fuels. The $130 million distillery at Lebanon, which will start by producing Bulleit bourbon, will be powered by 100% renewable electricity. AP“We are taking a three-step approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said company spokeswoman Emily Bryson York.
Can biophilic new offices save NYC’s commercial market?
Feeling more at ease about returning to the office is as easy as one, two, tree. “Let’s bring some trees inside.”By the time the team installed the 25-foot-tall trees in October 2020, their presence proved to have more benefits than mere decoration. “It looks great and it’s also clean air and it’s very Zen in a way,” she added. The inclusion of trees, or even plants, inside and outside of commercial properties for decoration and air filtration is nothing new. Even local landscapers are rising to the occasion to have office workers feel more at ease during their return to work.
GOP politicians demand information on security gaps in border protocols
Top Republicans on the House Committee on Homeland Security are demanding answers on the Biden administration’s handling of the surge of illegal immigrants at the southern border, raising concerns that there are security gaps that could pose a national security risk. A group of asylum seekers from Mexico, Cuba and Haiti are detained by US Border Patrol in San Luis, Arizona. The Republican lawmakers cited frustrations expressed by border law enforcement concerning new Biden administration policies. Border Patrol told Members they have identified adults that initially claim they are teenagers.”The letter was sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. Rep. John Katko and the other lawmakers have requested a response from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services by April 26.
Leo Terrell: People Upset With The Chauvin Verdict “Believe In Chaos”
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, civil right attorney and Fox News contributor Leo Terrell explained why the extreme left and Democratic politicians still had negative things to saw about the criminal justice system even after the Derek Chauvin verdict. “There are people who were upset with the verdict because they want chaos. And we have Maxine Waters out there, she hasn’t passed any legislation, but the race card gets her attention. And no matter how many reforms, it’s not going to satisfy them because they believe in chaos. And that’s why they go out there and have the audacity to say systemic racism, systemic racism, institutionalized racism.
Eric Garner's mother slams de Blasio for handling of son's death: 'Dropped the ball on us'
The mother of Eric Garner slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in an interview Wednesday, saying he "dropped the ball" on the handling of her son's death while in police custody. Like with my son's death, we did not have this type of cooperation from the police department, from the mayor, and we've seen on camera, just as we did with George Floyd, that my son was actually being murdered on video," she said on CNN. Garner was killed in 2014 when Officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for illegal cigarette sales. Pantaleo was fired in 2019, but that was no thanks for de Blasio, Carr said. "I know the Garner family," de Blasio said at a 2019 debate in Detroit.
Biden adviser's brother lobbying White House for pharma giants, docs reveal
White House adviser Steve Ricchetti's brother has been lobbying President Biden's White House on behalf of health care giants, new disclosures reveal. Steve Ricchetti is a longtime adviser to the president currently serving as counselor for the White House. Jeff Ricchetti's lobbying of the White House occurred between Biden’s inauguration in January through this March. BIDEN ADVISER’S BROTHER LOBBYING FOR DRUGMAKER UNDER FEDERAL PROBEAccording to the disclosures, Jeff Ricchetti made a total of $220,000 lobbying the White House, executive agencies and Congress on health care matters. The White House did not immediately return Fox News’ questions on whether the White House knew of the Ricchettis’ familial ties when meeting with Jeff and if the White House saw any ethical concerns over Jeff’s lobbying.
Divided Senate narrowly confirms Vanita Gupta for No. 3 spot at Justice Department
The Senate narrowly approved the nomination of Vanita Gupta as associate attorney general on Wednesday, despite widespread GOP concern that she was unfit for the No. Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski was the only Republican to join with all Democrats to support Gupta's confirmation. BIDEN DOJ NOMINEE VANITA GUPTA EXPRESSES 'REGRET' OVER ANTI-GOP REMARKS: 'I APOLOGIZE'Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, accused Gupta on Wednesday of lying to the Senate about her past positions and her "radical record." VANITA GUPTA COULD BE BIDEN'S 'MOST DANGEROUS' DOJ PICK, GOP SENATOR ARGUES, WHILE DEM LEADER DECRIES 'SMEARS'As far as her stance on law enforcement, she denied supporting the defund movement. "Virtually every major law enforcement group supports Vanita Gupta," Durbin said Wednesday.
Biden DOJ's police reform agenda 'dangerous': law enforcement advocates
The Biden Justice Department's decision to return to the Obama administration's heavy use of consent decrees is being criticized by law enforcement officials and advocates who fear it will handicap police and erode community-police relations. The Obama-era approach came under harsh criticism from former President Trump's DOJ, which said consent decrees were overused and a harmful federal intrusion on law enforcement. Last week, Garland rescinded the Trump-era memo, making it easier for the Biden DOJ to use consent decrees as an enforcement tool. Jason Johnson, president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund and former deputy commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, told Fox News that although Biden's decision to roll back the memo is "not a surprise," the move is problematic for law enforcement. Smith explained that because law enforcement officers are hamstrung under consent decrees, they can inadvertently give criminals greater leeway to commit crimes and endanger the community.
Boebert, Roy seek to force vote on reversing Biden's oil and gas executive orders
FIRST ON FOX: Reps. Lauren Boebert and Chip Roy launched an effort Wednesday to force a House vote on reversing President Biden's oil and gas executive orders that the GOP lawmakers panned as detrimental to the economy and America's energy independence. BIDEN’S HALT OF NEW OIL AND GAS PERMITS ON FEDERAL LANDS HAS LAWMAKERS DEMANDING ANSWERSBoebert continued: "I wanted to take a stand. Biden also put a 60-day pause on the issuance of new permits and leases for drilling and fracking on federal lands. If Boebert and Roy gather 218 signatures, they can force a vote on the House floor on whether or not to repeal Biden's executive actions. Now, joining forces with Roy, Boebert is trying to fast-track the legislation immediately to the House floor through the discharge petition strategy.
Minnesota US Attorney's Office says National Guard shooting suspect could face additional charges
Additional charges could be brought against Minnesota National Guard shooting suspect Andrew Thomas once an indictment is filed, Fox News has learned. On Monday, the Minnesota U.S. Attorney's Office charged the 29-year-old with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. "I am relieved to know none of our Guardsmen were seriously injured," Major General Shawn Manke, the adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard, said in a statement following the incident. Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd. Potter has been charged with second-degree manslaughter for the incident.
Biden's goal of 200M COVID-19 vaccines administered to be reached Thursday
President Biden on Wednesday announced the country is slated to exceed his goal to administer 200 million COVID-19 vaccines before his 100th day in office. He then set a second goal to reach 200 million shots in arms within 100 days in office. "Today we did it, today we hit 200 million shots in the 92nd day in office...it's an incredible achievement for the nation." Biden claimed the vaccination pace established by the prior administration would have taken until September to reach 200 million shots in arms. GET THE FOX NEWS APPMonday marked President Biden’s deadline for states to make COVID-19 vaccine supply available for all U.S. adults.
Biden, Waters’ comments not ‘significant enough’ for appeal in Chauvin trial verdict: Sol Wisenberg
Former Deputy Independent Counsel Sol Wisenberg told "The Faulkner Focus" Wednesday it’s "extremely unlikely" President Joe Biden and Rep. Maxine Waters,’ D-Calif., controversial comments would result in a reversal of the trial verdict of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin. Before the verdict was announced, Biden told reporters he was "praying that verdict is the right verdict," and claimed he only made the statement because the jury was already sequestered. "It could be fodder or material on appeal if you can argue that this affected the jury," Wisenberg told host Harris Faulkner. "It's clear that he [the judge] was upset by her comments and criticized her, which I think was very appropriate, and her comments were very inappropriate," Wisenberg told Faulkner. "I would certainly renew the motion, given everything that's happened for a change of venue, and I would perhaps ask that their juries be sequestered for the entire trial," Wisenberg argued.
Mitch McConnell blasts ‘fake news’ for ignoring Supreme Court packing
Democrats ?last week unveiled their proposal to expand the court to 13 justices. ?Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted what he called the “fake news” media on Wednesday for omitting how ??Justice Stephen Br?e?yer and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg viewed efforts to expand the Supreme Court from its current nine members. But I want to start with the total frustration on the coverage that most of you have engaged with in regard to the issue of expanding the Supreme Court,” McConnell (R-Ky.) said at his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill. ??Democrats ?last week unveiled their proposal to expand the court to 13 justices, and Biden signed ?an executive order to create a commission to study court reforms, including adding seats to the Supreme Court. Democrats have proposed expanding the Supreme Court from nine justices to 13.
Biden wants paid time off for employees to get COVID vaccinations
President Biden on Wednesday urged US employers to give their workers paid time off to get coronavirus vaccinations. “I’m calling on every employer large and small in every state to give employees the time off they need with pay to get vaccinated. And any time they need with pay to recover if they’re feeling under the weather after the shot,” Biden said. President Joe Biden will call American employers to do all they can to help their employees and their communities get vaccinated. Biden touted salon owner Patty Young of Springfield, Ohio, for signing up customers for appointments when they get their hair cut.
Border cartels using TikTok, social media to recruit US teens to smuggle migrants
Cartels at the southern border are targeting American teenagers on social media to get them to do their dirty work of smuggling illegal immigrants into the US — the latest sign of the escalating chaos at the border. Images obtained by Fox News shows the ads cartels are using on social media apps like TikTok, where they offer more than $3,000 a ride for teens and young adults to come drive smuggled migrants into the US when they reach the border. Images show the ads that are targeting US teens on social media. But with authorities so overwhelmed, teens are often getting little more than a slap on the wrist. The cartels are offering teens more than $3,000 to drive smuggled migrants into the US.
Dozen states urge Biden to end gas-powered vehicle sales by 2035
WASHINGTON — The governors of a dozen US states including California, New York, Massachusetts and North Carolina called on President Biden on Wednesday to back ending sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, a dramatic shift away from fossil fuels. Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan calls for $174 billion in spending and tax credits to boost electric vehicles (EVs) and charging networks but does not call for phasing out gasoline-powered passenger vehicles. States and some lawmakers hope that Biden’s endorsement of a phase-out date will speed the transition to EVs by users and automakers. EVs currently make up just 2% of US vehicle sales. see also Biden reportedly plans to double down on greenhouse gas emissions The Biden administration is readying a plan to dramatically cut...A number of US lawmakers have urged Biden follow California’s lead, which in September said it planned to end sales of new gas-powered passenger vehicles by 2035.
Kirstie Alley sells California home after 20 years
Alley, who turned 70 in January, sold the West Coast property on April 12 for $7.8 million, property records show. A serene bathtub in the master bathroom surrounded by marble tiles. realtor.comThe intricate shower, located in the master bedroom, features sea creatures frolicking amongst aqua tiles. Realtor.comAnother view of the master bedroom. Realtor.comThe master bathroom.
Also roaring back from pandemic: earth-warming emissions
— Global warming emissions are expected to spike this year as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and economies begin to recover. That would be the second-largest annual increase in emissions since 2010 following the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, the IEA reported. Carbon dioxide emissions will increase 5 percent increase this year, to 33 billion metric tons, the IEA forecast. President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate agreement, a commitment by nearly 200 nations to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The desire to return to pre-pandemic levels of economic activity will drive energy demand in 2021.
Landlords lure workers back with new health certificate
In response to the pandemic, IWBI launched the WELL Health-Safety Rating — a subset of items from the more robust rating — as a way to provide confidence when returning to indoor spaces. The WELL Health-Safety rating covers a subset of 24 features taken from the more rigorous WELL Building Standard, of which 15 must be met. Others getting the WELL Health-Safety rating are T-Mobile stores and JPMorgan Chase bank branches. Fisher BrothersFisher Bros. just received the WELL Health-Safety rating for its 5.5 million-square-foot portfolio office buildings with MERV 14 filters. The entire Savanna portfolio achieved the WELL Health-Safety Rating in March.
iPhone maker Foxconn drastically downsizes plans for Wisconsin facility
Foxconn — the Taiwan-based manufacturing giant that cranks out Apple’s iPhones among other popular gadgets — is drastically scaling back a planned $10 billion factory in Wisconsin. Then President Donald Trump (center) with Foxconn CEO Terry Gou (right) and then Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at the 2018 groundbreaking of a Foxconn plant in Wisconsin. A shovel set in place before the 2018 groundbreaking ceremony of a Foxconn plant in Wisconsin. =Foxconn chairman Liu Young-way says that electric vehicles have a ‘promising future’ at the facility.
Manhattan DA’s Office will no longer prosecute prostitution cases
The Manhattan district attorney will stop prosecuting prostitution and unlicensed massage cases — and is tossing thousands of warrants dating as far back as 1975. For years, the Manhattan DA has offered people facing these charges services and programs. Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez’s office also declines to prosecute prostitution cases but only after services have been offered to defendants, a spokesman said. Transgender Equity ConsultingCecilia Gentili, founder of Transgender Equity Consulting, lauded the new policy. The bulk of the Manhattan dismissals related to loitering for the purpose of prostitution cases — dubbed the Walking While Trans law — which advocates have long said unfairly targets minorities.
Psaki cuts off reporter when pressed on Biden’s culpability for ‘systemic racism’
White House press secretary Jen Psaki tersely cut off the line of questioning Wednesday when The Post pressed her on criticism that President Biden is himself guilty of feeding into what he’s decried as “systemic racism” in the United States. Biden, seen here in 1984, led the push for harsh drug laws in the ’80s. APBiden described the US as systemically racist in an address to the nation Tuesday night after the Chauvin verdict. Biden described the US as systemically racist in an address to the nation Tuesday night. Psaki also declined to say at the briefing if Biden will honor his campaign-trail pledge to release “everyone” in prison for marijuana.
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Greg Laurie: Legendary Billy Graham – 10 things that will surprise you about the world-famous evangelist
Here are 10 facts you will discover about Billy Graham. He worked as a door-to-door salesmanTo earn money for college, Billy Graham took a job with the Fuller Brush Co. in the summer of 1936. Billy Graham became a missional media mogulHoward Stern often claims that he is "King of All Media," but that title truly belongs to Billy Graham. Billy Graham faced all the challenges and joys typical of his time. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM GREG LAURIEThis excerpt is adapted from Greg Laurie’s book "Billy Graham: The Man I Knew", releasing April 13, 2021, via Salem Books.
Mart Green: Mission of biblical proportions – this is how we're taking God's Word to every corner of the world
But I didn’t treasure knowing God’s Word in the way I should have. I didn’t read God’s Word regularly or consistently. My new friend Gaspar lit a flame in my heart – a desire for God’s Word that I’d never felt before. I met with the leaders of the 10 largest Bible translation agencies, and we agreed we could only do this together. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERThis movement is especially significant as we remember that heaven and earth meet at the point of God’s Word.
Supreme Court rules against California's limits on in-home religious gatherings
The U.S. Supreme Court in a divided decision late Friday ruled in favor of lifting restrictions on in-home religious gatherings, overturning a lower court ruling that upheld Gov. The ruling stated that before it can limit religious gatherings, the government must prove they pose a greater danger than secular activities that remain open, such as shopping or attending movies. California "has adopted a blanket restriction on at-home gatherings of all kinds, religious and secular alike," she wrote in the dissent joined by Sotomayor and Breyer. "The law does not require that the State equally treat apples and watermelons," Kagan wrote, saying that in-home gatherings shouldn’t be compared to businesses. A federal judge ruled against the suit, which was upheld by the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, before being overturned by the Supreme Court.
China's Xi warns against 'unilateralism' as tensions with US, neighbors rise
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for more equitable management of global affairs and, in an implicit rejection of U.S. dominance, said governments shouldn’t impose rules on others. Xi’s speech at an economic forum comes amid rising tension with China’s neighbors and Washington over its strategic ambitions and demands for a bigger role in making trade and other rules. Xi called for stronger cooperation in research on coronavirus vaccines and steps to make them available to developing countries. "No matter how far it develops, China will never seek hegemony, expand, seek spheres of influence or engage in an arms race," Xi said. "Building walls and decoupling violate economic and market rules, harming others," Xi said.
Putin critic Navalny transferred to prison hospital, officials concerned he could die at ‘any minute’
Russia’s penitentiary service said Monday that it was transferring ailing dissident Alexei Navalny, who is on the 20th day of a hunger strike, to a prison hospital — amid grave fears for his health. PUTIN CRITIC NAVALNY LOSING FEELING IN HIS HANDS, LEGS AMID HUNGER STRIKE, LAWYER SAYSNavalny’s private doctors warned during the weekend that he could die at "any minute." Navalny went on a hunger strike to protest the refusal to let his doctors visit when he began experiencing severe back pain and a loss of feeling in his legs. Russia’s state penitentiary service, FSIN, has said that Navalny was receiving all the medical help he needs. Meanwhile, European Union foreign ministers are assessing the bloc’s strategy toward Russia amid the Navalny’s weakening health and in the wake of the military buildup on Ukraine’s borders.
Kevin McCarthy: Dems could have condemned Maxine Waters' rhetoric, but instead they condoned it
McCarthy, one day after Chauvin was convicted on all counts, argued the Democrats condoned the rhetoric by blocking his motion to censure Waters. DEMOCRATS BLOCK MCCARTHY'S MOTION TO CENSURE MAXINE WATERSKEVIN MCCARTHY: Well, every Democrat and Speaker Pelosi had the opportunity to condemn this violent rhetoric. We've watched Maxine Waters say this before. But now the judge even raised the issue because of Maxine Waters. That type of rhetoric does not help and condoning it does not help the system work either.
Dr. Nicole Saphier: COVID and Anthony Fauci – here's the best thing he can do right now
Almost everyone has strong opinions about Dr. Anthony Fauci. DR. SAPHIER & CHAFFETZ: BIG TECH VS. SCIENCE – SUPPRESSING DEBATE HURTS FIGHT AGAINST COVID. Dr. Fauci said many times in the early months of 2020. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe reason Dr. Fauci has remained in his role for decades is because he is a good bystander. To be sure, Dr. Fauci has gotten many things right.
These 3 dividend ETFs are a retiree's best friend
SPDR S&P Dividend ETFIf you're looking for dividend income that will increase over time, check out the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF. Ticker Security Last Change Change % SDY SPDR SERIES TRUST DIVIDEND ETF 122.62 +1.42 +1.17%As of April 15, 2021, the fund had 112 holdings. Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETFAnother strong choice for retirees seeking dividend income is Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF. Like Vanguard's High Dividend Yield ETF, it has an expense ratio of just 0.06%. Whether you choose individual dividend stocks or dividend ETFs, it's important to look beyond the yield.
North Carolina man fatally shot by police executing search warrant, reports say
A North Carolina man was fatally shot by police in Elizabeth City on Wednesday morning while officers were executing a search warrant at the person’s home, according to a local reports. Local News 3 TV cited the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office in reporting that the resident, whose name and age were not immediately provided, was shot and killed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time while police were conducting the search warrant at a home located on the 400 Block of Perry Street. PHILADELPHIA PREGNANT MOTHER MURDER SUSPECT 'ARMED AND DANGEROUS,' REMAINS AT LARGE, FBI SAYSWAVY-TV 10 News identified the person as a man who was shot in his car. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMore details are expected to be released at a press conference later Wednesday. Please check back for updates.
Biden DOJ nominee Vanita Gupta’s committee vote ends in tie after heated Senate meeting
The Senate Judiciary Committee was split evenly over President Biden's nomination of Vanita Gupta to be associate attorney general, the third-highest position in the Department of Justice. Cotton was one of many Republicans who delivered speeches illustrating why they were against Gupta's nomination. Durbin staunchly supported Gupta's nomination, blasting Republicans for opposing her – particularly on the issue of police. Following that motion, the full Senate would hold a final vote on Gupta's nomination. In contrast to Gupta's nomination, there was zero controversy over Biden's nomination of Lisa Monaco to be deputy attorney general.
Kathie Lee Gifford’s Spiritual Mentor Discusses the Bible’s Numerical Code of the Messiah
Christianity and Judaism share a great deal of history and faith. It’s because Jesus’s Last Supper in the upper room, was in fact the Jewish Passover meal in which He makes a new covenant, through His anticipated sacrifice. Instead of the lamb’s blood on the doorframes, it is Jesus’s blood shed on the Cross. But there’s far more that Christians and learn by unlocking the numerical code that’s all through the Bible and particularly the Old Testament. Rabbi Jason Sobel, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi, has explored and rolled away the stones of this mathematical mystery in his new book Mysteries of the Messiah: The Rock, The Road, The Rabbi.
The Trial Of Derek Chauvin: The Politics Of The Moment
This week, Will breaks down the importance of understanding the facts of the case and narrowly tailoring the justice in the trial of Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd. Later he shares with his listeners what dog breeds would play which positions on a football team, confronts the accusation that he has shifted his positions on politics and asserts why it is the left that has changed dramatically in this country. Catch up with Will on Twitter: @willcain
Chris Wallace: “60 Minutes Failed” To Provide A Fair, Balanced Report On Ron DeSantis
Wallace also weighed in on the 60 minutes report on Florida Governor Ron DeSanctis (R) over his states vaccine rollout. And I don’t watch 60 Minutes every week, but I happen to watch that story and thought, boy, that’s a pretty good story. And, you know, the implication I don’t think it was an implication, accusation by 60 Minutes was that was pay to play that Publix had given big campaign contributions to DeSantis and other Republicans. So, you know, look, we don’t, We can’t just simply put on everything that a public official says. And I think it’s fair to say that that 60 Minutes failed at that in terms of accurately reflecting the defense of Governor DeSantis.”
Supreme Court Expansion: Nine For Now
This week, Trey Gowdy weighs in on the controversial idea of expanding the Supreme Court from nine to thirteen Justices, why he believes it shouldn’t happen, and shares what his judicial philosophy is. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
President Biden Weighs Bipartisan Path On Infrastructure Package
This week, Bret sits down with Founding Editor of The Washington Free Beacon and AEI Resident Fellow Matthew Continetti, former Campaign Manager for Senator Scott Brown and Republican Strategist Colin Reed and Democratic Strategist and Syndicated Talk Radio Host Leslie Marshall to discuss President Biden’s willingness to compromise on his infrastructure plan in a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers. The panel also discusses how cities and politicians are preparing for the likely unrest following the imminent verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd and how President Biden is being tested on the foreign policy stage by China, Russia, and Iran. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier
Rep. Chip Roy: Rep. Nadler “Is Full Of It” For Trying To Pack The Supreme Court
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) explained why Rep. Jerry Nadler is “full of it” for trying to add Justices to the Supreme Court and what the real motive for trying to pack the Supreme Court. And court packing, they announced that day while we’re in the middle of that markup, adding four Justices to the Supreme Court, all of which would just politicize the court, make it less functional, and they would do so for purely power grab purposes. They don’t want a court that says, hey, maybe you shouldn’t be forced to bake a cake. Hey, maybe marriage is between a man and a woman or hey, maybe we shouldn’t be slaughtering the unborn to the tune of 62 million since Roe vs. Wade. They don’t want the court to say, hey, maybe we should actually protect Second Amendment rights and First Amendment rights.
General HR McMaster: It Is The Height Of Self-Delusion And Complete Fantasy We Will Partner With The Taliban Against Terrorists
General HR McMaster (Ret), former National Security Adviser to President Trump and author of the book “BATTLEGROUNDS: The Fight to Defend the Free World“, tells Brian Kilmeade President Biden withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan is repeating the mistake that was made with the complete withdrawal from Iraq in December 2011. McMaster says it is a complete fantasy to think we are gaoing to be able to partner with the Taliban against terrorist because al-Qaeda and the Taliban are completely intertwined.
Lisa Boothe: Dr. Fauci Is “Too Reckless” & Should “Not Ever Allowed To Be On TV”
“If he’s telling people that a vaccine isn’t the ticket to freedom, then why are people going to want to get the vaccine? So none of this makes sense. And yet we had people trying to coerce folks into getting a vaccine that isn’t even FDA approved yet. I think he’s too reckless and has been wrong about too much. I think he should be cast aside and not ever allowed to be on TV.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn: “The Old Joe Came Out” When Biden Said There Was A Border Crisis
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) reacted to President Joe Biden finally saying there is a crisis at the southern border. And so he chose to use the word crisis. And I’m sure there was some ranting and raving in the West Wing of the White House when they said, oh, no, he said the crisis word, but it is a crisis. And if we know about those, there are equal numbers or maybe more that have gotten away that we do not know about. What we do know is that the cartels, which, by the way, they’re very sophisticated businesses, they have total control of the Mexican border.”
Josh Rogin: It Boggles My Mind Why The Media Is Uninterested In Solving The Origins Of The Coronavirus
Josh Rogin, author of “Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century“, spoke to Brian Kilmeade about how the WHO botched the report on the origins of the coronavirus and how scientists are not allowed to discuss details of COVID-19 because of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Rogin is begging the media to look into the origins of the coronavirus and says it boggles his mind why the media is uninterested in solving this pandemic. Click here to order Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century
The Battle Over Rush Limbaugh’s Legacy As Trump Breaks His Silence
Howie Kurtz on conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s legacy, former President Trump breaking his post-election silence over Limbaugh’s passing and U.S. attorney, FBI investigation into New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing home deaths.
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
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.
Dems' HR 1 would benefit AOC, Pelosi, media-dominant House members most: experts
1, would provide public matching funds for qualifying congressional and presidential candidates at a rate of 6:1, among many other provisions. For example, a $200 donation to a House candidate would garner a $1,200 match in public funds for a total contribution of $1,400. "One can’t help but notice that, given current fundraising patterns, Democrats would do really, really well with this compared with Republicans," he said. Some countries use public funds to subsidize political parties, but that's not included in H.R. The public match program would be funded by a new 4.75% surcharge on criminal and civil penalties and settlements that corporations pay to the U.S. government.
Derek Chauvin being held at Minnesota maximum-security prison as he awaits sentencing
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the murder of George Floyd, is expected to be held at a maximum-security prison in Minnesota for the next eight weeks as he awaits sentencing. The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Tuesday night that Chauvin was at the state's maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights, due to an arrangement with the county sheriff and the Department of Corrections. The last suicide at Oak Park Heights was also in 2013. A total of 349 adult offenders are on-site at Oak Park Heights as of Wednesday, according to the latest Daily Inmate Report. According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Oak Park Heights is a Level 5 maximum-security prison that opened in 1982 and can house up to 473 inmates.
Bernie Madoff: Inside the life and death of the 'snake oil salesman'
Fox Nation's new special "Death of a Snake Oil Salesman" explores how disgraced financier Bernie Madoff orchestrated the largest investment fraud in Wall Street history. A decades-long force on Wall Street, Madoff shocked the world when he pleaded guilty in 2009 to running a vast Ponzi scheme that prosecutors said swindled thousands out of their life savings. "Over the years, he was considered to be a brilliant, brilliant stock selector, stock picker --- whatever you want to call him and he returned phenomenal returns for investors," Reisman said. "It grew and grew and grew," the attorney added. Madoff was enriched off of this Ponzi scheme - buying luxury homes in New York, including a beach house in Montauk, New York, among owning properties.
FBI Director Wray appoints agency's first-ever chief diversity officer
The FBI has named its first-ever chief diversity officer to take the helm of the agency’s Officer of Diversity Inclusion, officials announced earlier this week. FBI Director Christopher Wray announced Monday his decision to tap longtime high-ranking agent Scott McMillion for the role. "As our chief diversity officer, Scott is the right person to ensure that the FBI fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion, and that our workforce reflects all the communities we serve," Wray said in a statement included in a press release about the appointment. "I’m grateful he has agreed to bring his talent, experience, and dedication to our Office of Diversity and Inclusion, where he will build upon the important work that others started." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMcMillion joined the bureau in 1998 as a special agent with the Omaha Field Office in Nebraska, the FBI said.
Rep. Roy: Cartels have 'operational control' of border, Kamala Harris has done 'nothing'
Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas., said Wednesday that the Biden administration and congressional Democrats "refuse to do anything" as cartels have taken "operational control" of the southern border. DUCEY DEPLOYS NATIONAL GUARD TO SOUTHERN BORDER AMID MIGRANT CRISISCHIP ROY: Cartels have operational control of our border. Tamaulipas, the state right across the border from Texas is run by the dangerous cartels, the Reynosa faction of the Gulf Cartel and the Cartel del Noreste of Los Zetas. We’ve stopped vehicles with human beings that are being sent to stash houses in Houston to be used for profit and human trafficking and sex trafficking... Kamala Harris has been on the job for a month.
Democrats avoid ‘confrontation’ with Maxine Waters over controversial Chauvin trial comments
They heard the remarks of House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif. MAXINE WATERS' CORPORATE DONORS SILENT AFTER 'GET CONFRONTATIONAL' CONTROVERSYThat disgust metastasized further after Hennepin, MN County Judge Peter Cahill criticized Waters from the bench on Monday, describing her comments as "disrespectful to the rule of law." "It rises to that level because Maxine Waters believes there's that value in violence," said McCarthy on Fox about censure. "I'd like to see Maxine Waters, apologize for the inflammatory comments that she's made inciting violence," said House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. TAMMY BRUCE TORCHES MAXINE WATERS FOR VIOLENT MESSAGING TO PROTESTERS: THIS IS 'FRAUD OF THE LEFTHoyer defended Waters.
Portland protests post-Derek Chauvin guilty verdict result in 2 arrests, bike officer punched in head
Portland was rocked by violent demonstrations Tuesday – even after a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. The Portland Police Bureau said it shared the "most complete we could find" on its Twitter page. The video showed a Portland Police sergeant walking his bike when a person dressed in all black stepped in his path, Allen said. The sergeant moved the person aside, when another person punched the sergeant in the head. "One thing to note, the area affected by the criminal activity was contained within few blocks of downtown Portland," the bureau added.
Ben Carson: We will 'destroy ourselves as a nation' if Americans don't wake up' and unite
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson joined "America's Newsroom" Wednesday to respond to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, and discuss his recent op-ed arguing that the term "racial equity" is "another kind of racism." SOME DEMS UPSET OVER PELOSI'S HANDLING OF MAXINE WATERS' 'REVOLTING' CHAUVIN TRIAL REMARKSBEN CARSON: Do we need some reforms? And there are things that the police could use, for instance, that are non-lethal, that are very effective in immobilizing people. But, you know, the president, I think, could probably do much better by saying we have a system in place. And, you know, we will destroy ourselves as a nation if we don't wake up.
Biden DOJ's Minneapolis policing probe signals return to Obama-era crusade for police reform
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the investigation on Wednesday in the aftermath of Derek Chauvin's murder conviction for George Floyd's death. He mentioned possible remedies that have been used in previous cases involving Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. In November 2014 a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson, and a March 2015 Justice Department report stated "that the evidence does not support charging a violation of federal law." A Chicago consent decree was entered into in January 2019, following allegations that the city's police had a pattern of excessive force against Black and Latino people. It too focused on improvements including those related to community policing, use of force, and body cameras.
Arizona Dem Sens. Sinema, Kelly back governor’s move to deploy National Guard to border
Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are both backing the governor’s decision to deploy the National Guard to the southern border in response to the surge in migrants that has overwhelmed authorities. "I welcome the Governor's action to provide logistical support to Arizona communities, and look forward to hearing more details about how the National Guard will assist," Sinema said in a statement. DUCEY DEPLOYS NATIONAL GUARD TO SOUTHERN BORDER AMID MIGRANT CRISISRepublican Gov. Citizens in our border communities are concerned for their safety and non-profits left to pick up the pieces of broken federal policies are strained." Both senators later wrote to President Biden, urging him to reimburse Arizona for the National Guard deployment.
Russian police reportedly detain allies of Putin critic Alexei Navalny
The authorities also rounded up six of Navalny’s supporters on different charges across Russia and police carried out raids on Navalny’s regional offices in Krasnodar and Kurgan. APState prosecutors have been trying to ban Navalny’s regional groups, claiming they are “extremist” and accusing them of coordinating with foreign powers. Law enforcement officers stand in front of protesters during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St. Petersburg. The authorities also rounded up six of Navalny’s supporters on different charges across Russia. POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesHe was then convicted to 2½ years in prison on a 2014 embezzlement charge that Navalny claims Russian authorities manufactured.
NYC’s iconic towers are reopening with new luxe perks
From Rockefeller Center to the World Trade Center, the iconic building’s that give the New York City skyline its sex appeal are welcoming back visitors with new renovations, health and safety upgrades and fresh aesthetics. The lobbies at One Rock, 50 Rock and 45 Rock are all being updated while preserving their historical personas. Getty ImagesVisitors to the World Trade Center will have no shortage of sauce. A brand new 5,000-square-foot Oculus Beer Garden has popped up at 2 World Trade Center Plaza at the corner of Church and Vesey streets. The offices at One Manhattan West, the residential 5 Manhattan West and the Lofts are all open while the new office tower at 2 Manhattan West is under construction.
Putin issues harsh warning to US amid rising tensions on Ukrainian border
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a harsh warning to the US and its allies Wednesday to not provoke or test his military amid heightened tensions on its border with Ukraine and in the Black Sea. The White House did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on the warning. Putin presided over the annexation of Crimea in 2014 without Ukraine’s consent in a rare present-day boundary change by force. Putin’s remarks Wednesday come one day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Putin to meet him in the Donbas region for peace talks. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during his late evening address in Kyiv on April 20, 2021.
90-year-old Hong Kong woman conned out of $32M in phone scam
A wealthy 90-year-old woman in Hong Kong was conned out of $32 million by criminals posing as Chinese authorities — in the region’s biggest recorded phone scam, according to reports. The woman — who lives in a mansion in the ritzy neighborhood known as The Peak – was targeted last summer by fraudsters claiming to be public security officials, the South China Morning Post reported. “She was told her identity was used in a serious criminal case in mainland China,” a police source told the outlet. Alamy Stock PhotoOne of the scammers also accompanied the woman to a bank to make one of the transactions. The victim of the scamming lives in a wealthy neighborhood in Hong Kong, known as The Peak.
Dr. Shelby Steele: Maxine Waters Is Probably Broken Hearted There Wasn’t A Full Blown Riot Last Night
Dr. Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution & writer of the documentary What Killed Michael Brown, tells Brian Kilmeade that the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial did not change the debate that America is systemically racist. Steele says keeping victimization and racism alive is the democrat’s way of holding onto power. Steele says Maxine Waters is a true believer who went to Minnesota desperate to find any hint of racism. Steele pushed back on Waters saying the civil rights movement was about confrontation. Steele said when Martin Luther King Jr. marched peacefully there was an enemy.
Alan Dershowitz: Judge Peter Cahill Did Not Have The Courage To Dismiss The Derek Chauvin Case
Alan Dershowitz spoke with Brian Kilmeade about why he feels the conviction of Derek Chauvin should be reversed. Dershowitz said Judge Peter Cahill failed to sequester the jury and that was an unconstitutional action that denied Chauvin a fair trial. Dershowitz thinks the decision should be reversed and predicts it might very well be reversed by the United Sates Supreme Court. Dershowitz believes Judge Cahill did not have the courage to dismiss the case after pressure from Maxine Waters and President Biden put on the jury that they would be responsible for causing riots and violence if they did not convict Chauvin on the top charge of murder.
Georgia Governor Kemp Rips Dems, Home Depot Boycott “They’re Coming For You Next”
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to discuss the left’s latest boycott target over Georgia’s new election law. Governor Kemp said,“Look Guy, it’s just sad. I mean, you know, Home Depot came out with a statement saying they support accessible, secure elections and that’s not good enough. I mean, that’s where most Americans are. And I’m standing with them telling people, you know, go support these businesses like Home Depot and others that aren’t getting engaged in, you know, these divisive policy debates.
Saving Your Digital Wallet ft. Phil Flynn
This week, Kennedy is joined by market analyst at The PRICE Futures Group, Phil Flynn, to discuss how the future of the world economy may revolve around cryptocurrency. Phil explains why the decentralized nature of cryptocurrency is so attractive to investors, how cryptocurrency evolved to become a major economic force, and he walks the average listener through how they start investing in cryptocurrencies. Follow Kennedy on Twitter: @KennedyNation
Virginia county allocating more than $6M for equity and equity training
Loudoun County, Virginia, is planning to spend more than $6 million on equity and "equity training" as part of its fiscal year 2022 budget, raising questions about how the county is responding to parents' concerns on the issue. The county is also spending $339,516 on "Instruction Facilitator, Equity and Culturally Responsive" and has allocated $565,983 for "School Counselor." As Fox News previously reported, the county has descended into infighting as residents feud over equity trainings that employ concepts surrounding critical race theory (CRT). It is becoming clearer every day that someone is making a fortune on the backs of Loudoun County taxpayers and it is time for LCPS [Loudoun County Public Schools] to start communicating with parents and explain itself with more than misleading press releases from the Interim Superintendent." The county has maintained that it doesn't utilize critical race theory (CRT).
Oregon teacher outlines ways parents, students can escape woke indoctrination in schools
A high school teacher in Oregon outlined a way for parents and students across the country to escape woke indoctrination in schools in a new opinion piece. Progressive ideology in schools has made headlines recently as some schools embrace progressive ideas like critical race theory. "These stories do expose a problem, but it’s not the political progressivism of most teachers," Buck wrote in National Review. "Thankfully, this endeavor needn’t only be one of individual persuasion," wrote Buck. "Under such a system, if a parent saw progressive politics trying to pass as instruction or a school’s pedagogy left their students illiterate, parents could take their child and their money elsewhere."
Cruz rips Biden DOJ nominee as 'partisan ideologue' for liking tweet attacking Nikki Haley
Gupta’s nomination for associate attorney general, the third-highest position in the DOJ, advanced out of committee in a tie vote. SENATE REPUBLICANS DEMAND SECOND HEARING FOR BIDEN DOJ PICK GUPTA AFTER 'MISLEADING' COMMENTSRepublicans had raised numerous complaints over her past remarks. "I regret the harsh rhetoric that I have used at times in the last several years. BIDEN DOJ NOMINEE GUPTA SAYS SHE DOESN'T SUPPORT DEFUNDING POLICE DESPITE PAST COMMENTSCruz cast doubt on her claims during the committee hearing that she does not support decriminalizing all drugs or defunding police. Will that kind of partisan political advocacy affect her legal advocacy in her role where she represents all Americans?"
North Carolina man fatally shot by police executing search warrant, reports say
A North Carolina man was fatally shot by police in Elizabeth City on Wednesday morning with officers were executing a search warrant at the person’s home, according to a local reports. Local News 3 TV cited the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office in reporting that the resident, whose name and age were not immediately provided, was shot and killed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time while police were conducting the search warrant at a home located on the 400 Block of Perry Street. PHILADELPHIA PREGNANT MOTHER MURDER SUSPECT 'ARMED AND DANGEROUS,' REMAINS AT LARGE, FBI SAYSWAVY-TV 10 News identified the person as a man who was shot in his car. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMore details are expected to be released at a press conference later Wednesday. Please check back for updates.
GOP senators warn Biden administration on de-banking energy companies
Kerry last month privately asked U.S. banks to make climate-friendly lending commitments that would be announced at President Biden’s Earth Day summit, according to reports. They said such commitments discriminate against lawful U.S. energy companies and would result in higher energy costs and slower economic growth. "The apparent objective of this effort is not to protect investors, but to punish lawful energy companies by deterring lending to, and investment in, such firms," they wrote. "If the administration wants to ban or diminish fossil energy production to achieve environmental policy outcomes, it should not misuse financial regulators," the GOP senators wrote. Biden, during his campaign, called New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal a "framework" for his energy policy.
Illinois deputies fatally shoot pipe-wielding domestic violence suspect, bodycam video shows
Illinois police on Monday released graphic bodycam video of deputies fatally shooting a man accused of beating his wife as he approached them with a metal pipe during an attempted arrest. The sheriff’s office then interviewed Ndoroum using the lethality assessment program, which Caruana said was protocol for domestic violence calls. A deputy can be heard on a voice recording asking Ndoroum if her husband has ever threatened to kill her or her children. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAfter Guetigo returned inside his home, more deputies arrived at the scene. A deputy fires upon Guetigo, who strikes the deputy in the head with the pipe, the video shows.
Biden administration considers protections for climate change refugees
President Joe Biden’s administration is studying the idea and climate migration is expected to be discussed at his first climate summit, held virtually Thursday and Friday. President Joe Biden’s administration is studying the idea, and climate migration is expected to be discussed at his first climate summit, held virtually Thursday and Friday. Biden has ordered national security adviser Jake Sullivan to see how to identify and resettle people displaced directly or indirectly by climate change. Scientists say the impoverished string of 33 atolls with about 103,000 people is among the nations most vulnerable to climate change. “Right now, Pacific nations want us to help safeguard their future by focusing on mitigating climate change and supporting them to adapt,” he said.
Jim Jordan, Val Demings get into shouting match during House hearing on police
A House hearing exploded into a fiery shouting match Tuesday, as Reps. Val Demings and Jim Jordan sparred over supporting law enforcement during a debate on a hate crimes bill. ??”I served as a law enforcement officer for 27 years,” said Demings, the former police chief of Orlando. Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) quickly tried to restore order.?Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the committee, tried to restore order during the heated exchange. House Committee on the Judiciary“I want to admonish members, they must not ?interrupt ?someone who has the time. Jordan, you don’t know what the heck you’re talking about!? ?You know nothing about law enforcement officers.”?“I know about my motives!” Jordan ?responded.
NYC school leaders react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
The leaders of the city’s public schools and largest charter network both weighed in on the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict with passionate statements about how there is still a long way to go to reach systemic equality. Department of Education Chancellor Meisha Ross-Porter issued a personal commentary Tuesday night after the murder conviction of former Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin. “I felt pain and rage, deep in my bones,” she said of her initial reaction to George Floyd’s death. Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz issued a statement on the Derek Chauvin verdict. People react after the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis.
EU reaches major climate deal ahead of Biden summit
BRUSSELS — The European Union reached a tentative climate deal that is intended to make the 27-nation bloc climate-neutral by 2050, with member states and parliament agreeing on new carbon emissions targets on the eve of a virtual summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. “Our political commitment to becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is now also a legal commitment. The climate law sets the EU on a green path for a generation,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said early Wednesday. “It was high time for the agreement, as Europe has to show where it stands in view of the positive developments in the USA and China,” said European Parliament member Peter Liese, the negotiator for the EPP Christian Democrat group. Under Biden, the United States has returned to the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Chris Christie reportedly mulling another presidential run in 2024
Chris Christie is reportedly thinking about another run for president in 2024. But the outlet noted that if Trump doesn’t seek election in 2024, the candidate field would be wide open. Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an interview Monday that he’s still thinking about it. I had a great life, great company, great business, no problems and now all I do is, people go after you. He dropped out of the presidential race in February 2016.??As governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie ran for president in 2016.
Media Hail Chauvin Verdict, Pivot to ‘Systemic Racism’
Howie Kurtz on the policing reform debate following the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, President Biden overruling top officials on refugee cap and COVID-19 vaccine stocks exceeding demand. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Refinancing your mortgage now is a good move -- here's why
Going into 2021, mortgage rates began to rise, more noticeably after the Biden administration took office in late January 2021. Mortgage refinance rates forecast for 2021As more vaccines go into American arms and with the recent presidential transition, it has many wondering whether mortgage refinance rates will rise, fall, or remain steady for 2021. If you want to see how much you could save, use an online mortgage refinance calculator to determine new monthly costs. Federal Reserve monetary policyAlthough the Federal Reserve cannot set specific interest rates, the Federal Funds Rate and adjusting the money supply upward or downward impacts interest rates available to borrowers. But if your credit score could use an improvement and you have a high loan balance, hitting the brakes on refinancing should be considered.
Border cartels use TikTok, social media to recruit American teens to smuggle migrants for cash
EXCLUSIVE: Cartels at the southern border are targeting American teenagers on social media to get them to do their dirty work of smuggling illegal immigrants into the U.S. — the latest sign of the escalating chaos at the border. DUCEY DEPLOYS NATIONAL GUARD TO SOUTHERN BORDER AMID MIGRANT CRISIS"Need 2 or 3 drivers to go through a checkpoint," one says. But with authorities so overwhelmed, teens are often getting little more than a slap on the wrist. It is the latest shocking detail in the monthslong crisis at the southern border. Doug Ducey issued a declaration of emergency and announced he is sending the National Guard to the border to help overwhelmed officials.
Cartels send family units to border to tie up US authorities: Jaeson Jones
Mexican drug cartels are sending family units to the border to "tie up" U.S. authorities, retired Texas Public Safety Captain Jaeson Jones told "America Reports" Friday. STEPHEN MILLER: 'IF CARTELS HAD A VOTE,' THEY WOULD BACK BIDEN BORDER POLICIES 'UNANIMOUSLY'JAESON JONES: The cartel, by design and tactics they use, will send those family units directly to Border Patrol in order to tie up resources. And this is where it gets really important because the single males and single females if you notice, you won't see those in those family units. And this is where I get very frustrated with other federal agencies. And I just don't understand why the lack of collaboration is happening from these other federal agencies.
North Carolina won’t pass bill to ban youth trans procedures
RALEIGH, NC — The office of North Carolina’s Republican Senate leader said on Tuesday the chamber won’t advance a controversial bill put forward this month by three GOP members that sought to limit medical treatments for transgender people under 21. The measure also aimed to punish doctors who facilitate a patient’s desire to present themselves or appear in a way that is inconsistent with their biological sex. Equality North Carolina, the state’s top largest advocacy group for the transgender community, took to Twitter on Tuesday in response to the development, first reported by WFAE radio. Among other measures, they want the state to ban conversion therapy, or the practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Ryan did not comment on whether Senate leader Berger supports the athletics bill, noting it was introduced by House Republicans and is still being considered in that chamber.
AG Merrick Garland announces probe into Minneapolis police practices
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department is opening a sweeping investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted in the killing of George Floyd. “This effort will be staffed by experienced attorneys and other personnel from the Justice Department Civil Rights Division and the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota,” he continued. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about a jury’s verdict in the case against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd on April 21, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, PoolThe Justice Department is already investigating whether Chauvin and the other officers involved in Floyd’s death violated his civil rights. The investigation will examine practices used by police, including the use of force, and whether the department engages in discriminatory practices.
Derek Chauvin verdict produced outlandish analysis, cringe-worthy tweets and ‘wildly inappropriate’ takes
Outlandish analysis, cringe-worthy moments and over-the-top Twitter hot takes were prominent on Tuesday after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. Political satirist Tim Young said the Chauvin trial became "the virtue signal Olympics" because of the non-stop takes. President Biden then stunned legal experts by admitting he was "praying the verdict is the right verdict." CNN CELEBRATES DEREK CHAUVIN GUILTY VERDICT: 'JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED'Analysis was even more cringe-worthy on social media, where everyone from private citizens to major corporations and sports franchises rushed to Twitter with hot takes. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The tweets flying around right now are WILDLY inappropriate," Barstool Sports host Kevin Clancy tweeted.
Stocks stage rebound even as Netflix sinks
U.S. equity markets reversed early losses Wednesday as the major averages looked to bounce back from two days of selling. The major averages on Tuesday suffered their biggest decline in a month as the number of COVID-19 cases rose worldwide. Ticker Security Last Change Change % XLE ENERGY SELECT SECTOR SPDR ETF 47.68 +0.57 +1.21% XLC THE COMMUNICATION SERVICES SELECT SECTOR SPDR FUND 75.23 -0.77 -1.01% XLV HEALTH CARE SELECT SECTOR SPDR ETF 123.01 +1.04 +0.85%Energy and communication stocks saw early weakness, while healthcare rose. Ticker Security Last Change Change % NFLX NETFLIX, INC. 507.75 -41.82 -7.61%In stocks, Netflix Inc. added 3.98 million subscribers in the three months through March, well below the 6.2 million new users that were expected, and warned that it anticipated adding only 1 million subscribers in the current quarter. In commodities, West Texas Intermediate crude oil lost $1.62 to $61.05 per barrel and gold ticked up $6.30 to $1,784.70 an ounce.
De Blasio revisits last year’s failed NYPD plan in effort to curb gun violence
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to curb the surging gun violence in NYC is to try out the failed policing strategy from last year — but this time, with 100 fewer cops. The NYPD will reassign 200 cops to areas where the Big Apple has seen the highest rates of gun violence as part of their annual Summer All Out program, the mayor said Tuesday. NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison said the "bulk" of those cops would be moved to East New York and Brownsville, which have seen gun violence upticks of 67% and 88%, respectively. But all of those areas were also a policing focus last year during the summer when the city saw a months-long surge in gun violence and assigned 300 cops to the "Summer All Out" initiative. Yet, gunplay in New York City still continues the 2020 trend — outpacing the year prior each week.
Maxine Waters' corporate donors silent after 'get confrontational' controversy
"We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business," Waters said Saturday, adding she was "hopeful" Chauvin would be convicted of murder. Cahill was asked by Eric Nelson, Chauvin's defense attorney, to declare a mistrial due to prosecutorial misconduct and Waters’ comments at a Brooklyn Center protest Saturday night. Nelson told the court there is a "high probability" that jurors will see Waters’ comments. Cahill called it "disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch" for elected officials to comment on the outcome of the case.
Rep. Chip Roy unloads on Waters, Tlaib, defunding the police in committee hearing
Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, unloaded on the idea of defunding the police as well as Reps. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for their rhetoric surrounding the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis. The Texas congressman did not mince any words during a House Judiciary Committee markup on Tuesday, which focused on a multitude of bills, including the "COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act." HOUSE REPUBLICANS PREPARE TO INTRODUCE RESOLUTION TO CENSURE MAXINE WATERS"And then to listen to members of this body say, and I quote, ‘I hope we get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty,’" Roy said, quoting Waters. Waters and Tlaib have both come under fire recently for their incendiary comments on the Chauvin trial and policing, respectively. House Republicans' efforts to censure Waters for her comments on the Chauvin case were shot down by Democrats on a party-line vote.
Burgess Owens rips Stacey Abrams: Insulting to say Black people cannot get ID
House Judiciary Committee member Burgess Owens, R-Utah, said on Wednesday that Stacey Abrams' claim that the Georgia voter ID law is racist is an "insult" to Black people. GOP SENATORS GRILL STACEY ABRAMS ON HER TRUE FEELINGS ON VOTER SECURITY MEASURESBURGESS OWENS: ...the greatest threat to Democrats is American people, no matter what color, who are part of the middle class. The greatest threat. So to say that black people cannot get an ID is an insult. If anyone says that, who says that’s not the truth, is pure racist.
Liberal dark money groups drive efforts to pack the Supreme Court
A coalition of liberal dark money groups and networks is behind efforts to expand the Supreme Court, which some top Democrats have thrown their weight behind in recent weeks. Sen. Ed Markey, D.-Mass., and Rep. Jerry Nadler, D.-N.Y., are leading congressional efforts to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 seats. Demand Justice, the most active group advocating for expanding the Supreme Court, also has ties to President Joe Biden’s top aides. In addition to packing the Supreme Court, the coalition also seeks to impose term limits on judges and expand lower courts. Biden, who once called packing the Supreme Court a "bonehead" idea, announced a commission in early April that would examine expanding the court and setting term limits for justices, the New York Times reported.
Georgia café owner struggles to fill open positions: ‘Hard time’ for small businesses
Georgia café owner Angela Yeo told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that she is struggling to fill open positions, saying "it is a hard time for a small business like us." "Now business is increasing downtown," Yeo told host Pete Hegseth. NY RESTAURANT OWNER SLAMS GOVERNOR, MAYOR FOR CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS, INCLUDING CURFEW EXTENSION"As a small business it's really hard for me to compete on that matter," she went on to stress. Yeo noted that she has received few applications and has also dealt with people not showing up for job interviews. Yeo pointed out that she is currently operating with "a skeleton crew" while hoping no more employees leave.
McConnell rips 'fake news' media for misleading public on Biden's court-packing push
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused the press of failing to accurately cover President Biden's take on expanding the Supreme Court. But I want to start with the total frustration on the coverage that most of you have engaged with in regard to the issue of expanding the Supreme Court," McConnell said at the weekly press conference. So, McConnell demanded of the press, "why don’t you include in these objective analyses of this issue that fact?" "This new court-packing commission is not some serious pivot away from Democrats’ political attacks on the Court," McConnell said earlier this month. "As I’ve said many times, our work with the administration to renew our federal courts is not a partisan or political victory," McConnell said last June after overseeing his 200th judicial appointment.
Kevin McCarthy: Dems could have condemned Maxine Waters' rhetoric, but instead they condoned it
McCarthy, one day after Chauvin was convicted on all counts, argued the Democrats condoned the rhetoric by blocking his motion to censure Waters. DEMOCRATS BLOCK MCCARTHY'S MOTION TO CENSURE MAXINE WATERSKEVIN MCCARTHY: Well, every Democrat and Speaker Pelosi had the opportunity to condemn this violent rhetoric. We've watched Maxine Waters say this before. But now the judge even raised the issue because of Maxine Waters. That type of rhetoric does not help and condoning it does not help the system work either.
After Derek Chauvin verdict, Garland announces DOJ Minneapolis policing probe
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department will be conducting an investigation of law enforcement in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. 3 MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS STILL TO FACE TRIAL IN DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD"Yesterday’s verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis," Garland said during a press conference. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe policing probe is not the only federal investigation to come out of the incident that left Floyd dead. Following the reading of the verdict on Tuesday, Garland issued a statement sympathizing with Floyd's family and reminding the country that a federal civil rights investigation remains in process. The Justice Department has previously announced a federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd.
‘Squad’ lawmakers repeat demands for police reform after Chauvin verdict
Rep. Maxine Waters and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus wait for the verdict in the Chauvin trial. “Our communities need to be freed from the endless loop of trauma we are experiencing daily,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley wrote in reaction to the Chauvin verdict. Progressive lawmakers celebrate the guilty verdict but maintain there is still work to be done in the fight against police brutality. No one should die the way George Floyd did. For us, justice would be George Floyd alive today.”The “Squad” says abolishing the police is the only means of achieving justice for George Floyd’s death.
Mark McCloskey, gun-toting St. Louis lawyer, reportedly mulls Senate run
Mark McCloskey, who made national headlines with his wife when they pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their St. Louis mansion, is reportedly mulling a Senate run in Missouri. McCloskey spoke this weekend at a Jackson County Republican dinner, which also drew former Gov. Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house in the Central West End of St. Louis on June 28, 2020. Patricia McCloskey and her husband Mark McCloskey draw their firearms at protesters on June 28, 2020. Mark and Patricia McCloskey made a stop at the Luzerne County Republican headquarters during a McCloskey Team Trump bus stop in Kingston, Pennsylvania on Sept. 30, 2020.
Leo Terrell rips Biden, Harris for systemic racism claims: 'Lying' to Americans without hesitation
Fox News contributor Leo Terrell asserted Wednesday that Derek Chauvin's conduct was not motivated by race and blasted Democrats for using systemic racism claims to pander to black voters. The case had nothing to do with race, but you can’t imagine that given what you’re hearing from the left and from the Democrats. I’m saying that Derek Chauvin’s conduct was not motivated by race. But, if you listen to Joe Biden, who can look at Americans through the camera and say there’s systemic discrimination—Kamala Harris, they’re lying to the American public without any hesitation. And it’s embarrassing and it’s insulting and it’s being used for one purpose; to pander to the Black voters so that they can remain as Democrats.
2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV debuts at $59,990 with show car style
Cadillac has unveiled the production version of its upcoming electric Lyriq, and it's nearly identical to the concept version that was featured in GM's Will Ferrell-led Super Bowl advertisement promoting the automaker's electric car push. "The objective I gave my team was to design the Lyriq with the level of detail that they would a show car. The customer should feel like they’re driving in the future," Cadillac executive director of design Andrew Smith said. The midsized SUV is nearly as long as the three-row Cadillac XT6 or Tesla Model X and roughly the same size as the two-row electric Audi e-tron. A 19.2 kW AC home charging module that’s good for 52 miles of charge in an hour is offered and quicker than any electric car on sale today can achieve.
Maxine Waters', Biden’s pre-Chauvin verdict comments come under scrutiny as defense eyes appeal
In a New York Post op-ed, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy warned that this alone would be grounds for appeal. BIDEN 'PRAYING' CHAUVIN JURY REACHES 'RIGHT VERDICT,' CALLING CASE 'OVERWHELMING'"Because of her, this isn’t over," McCarthy wrote. McCarthy said that Waters, who represents California, went to Minnesota "to interfere in its judicial system" in violation of a curfew. DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL JUDGE SLAMS MAXINE WATERS' INFLAMMATORY COMMENTSMcCarthy was far from the only one to criticize Waters and Biden for their comments. Nelson did argue before the verdict was announced that Waters' statement and other factors should be grounds for a mistrial.
Derek Chauvin taken to maximum-security prison after murder conviction
After being convicted in the murder of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin was taken to the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights — a maximum-security state prison. The ex-Minneapolis cop was transferred there through an agreement between the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Corrections, DOC spokeswoman Sarah Fitzgerald told CNN. The prison — located in Stillwater, about 25 miles east of downtown Minneapolis – is where Chauvin also was placed in June 2020 after he was held at the Ramsey County Jail and the Hennepin County Jail. Minnesota Correctional Facility The prison -- located in Stillwater, about 25 miles east of downtown Minneapolis - is where Chauvin also was placed in June 2020. Minnesota Correctional Facility Chauvin was transferred there through an agreement between the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and the state Department of Corrections.
Georgia GOP Senate candidate Kelvin King highlights 'need to un-cancel America’ as he targets Warnock
"We have to decide right now if we’re going to be knocked down or knocked out," the GOP Senate candidate in Georgia told Fox News in an interview. WARNOCK EMAIL OVER NEW GEORGIA VOTING LAW SPARKS CONTROVERSYWhile Ossoff won a full six-year Senate term, Warnock is serving the final two years of retired GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson’s term. Asked about Warnock, King said in his interview Tuesday with Fox News, "I think what Georgia is looking for is someone who is not to the extreme." And there’s nothing that comes out of Sen. Warnock that speaks towards that….he’s not really in lockstep with Georgia," King said as he tied the incumbent senator to President Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The Senate race in Georgia is likely to be one of the most competitive and expensive showdowns in the 2022 midterms.
America's 'most beautiful' McDonald's restaurant is a 19th century mansion
Instead, it’s a 19th century mansion in New Hyde Park, New York, that has been turned into a McDonald’s restaurant. The mansion – which has hardwood floors, a double staircase and the original portico – was recently even dubbed the "most beautiful" McDonald’s in the U.S. by Insider. McDonald’s eventually agreed to restore the building – in exchange for permission to build a drive-thru, per the New York Post. The only significant external change made to the restaurant since it opened include painting the shutters black, instead of the original sea green. The restaurant also added self-order kiosks and digital menu boards in 2017, according to the outlet.
Senate Republicans set for earmark showdown as some lawmakers decry 'wasteful spending'
Senate Republicans on Wednesday will discuss whether to bring back earmarks -- setting up a battle between fiscal hawks who decry them as "wasteful" spending and others who believe earmarks could help improve dealmaking in Congress. "For us to be focusing on really wasteful spending and encouraging more of it, that is a losing issue," she continued. "This is one issue that has always pulled us together, to eliminate wasteful spending... We're sitting at $30 trillion of debt." Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has been a vocal supporter of lifting the earmark ban. "It hasn't been talked about much, just in groups," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Tuesday when asked what he thought Senate Republicans might decide on earmarks.
Norfolk fires police lieutenant who donated to accused vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse
A police officer in Virginia was fired after donating to a legal defense fund for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, officials said Tuesday. Norfolk Police Lt. William Kelly anonymously gave $25 to a fundraiser for Rittenhouse in September, using his city email address, according to The Guardian. "His egregious comments erode the trust between the Norfolk Police Department and those they are sworn to serve," Filer said in a statement Tuesday. "The City of Norfolk has a standard of behavior for all employees, and we will hold staff accountable." The teen, who has pleaded not guilty, has been free on $2 million bail donated by supporters since last November.
“Power Grab”: Republicans Slam Democrats’ D.C. Statehood Push
The Biden White House officially backed a House bill that would make Washington D.C. the 51st state, saying it will give D.C residents “long overdue full representation in Congress.” Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and shadow D.C Senator Paul Strauss weigh in on D.C. statehood, how this impacts the 23rd Amendment and if they would back Puerto Rico statehood. The Biden Administration is using their infrastructure plan to push its green priorities. While Republicans have complained about the bills cost and impact on the economy, FOX Business is reporting these moves could be a “financial boon” for big corporations, including fossil fuel companies. Fox Business Correspondent Edward Lawrence discusses how some big companies like Amazon could benefit from President Biden’s green agenda, but how it could also hurt small businesses and other industries in the process. Plus, commentary by co-host of Fox & Friends First, Todd Piro.
Body of Kristin Smart, 19, who disappeared in 1996 may have been 'recently' moved from under home: report
His father, Ruben Flores, 80, was charged as an accessory after the fact for allegedly hiding her body. KRISTIN SMART CASE: PAUL AND RUBEN FLORES PLEAD NOT GUILTY IN STUDENT'S 1996 DISAPPEARANCEBoth men deny any involvement in her disappearance. Ruben Flores pleaded not guilty and was released on bail. Paul Flores is being held without bail. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Counsel said, ‘There was very little new evidence,’" Peuvrelle said, referring to Robert Sanger, Paul Flores' attorney.
Biden ignores $1B in riot damage while praising George Floyd protesters after Chauvin conviction
Here's what you need to know as you start your day ...Biden ignores $1B in riot damage while praising George Floyd protesters after Chauvin convictionPresident Biden neglected to acknowledge the rioting, looting, arson and worse that reportedly caused more than $1 billion in property damage last year as he praised George Floyd protesters Tuesday following Derek Chauvin's conviction on murder charges. Despite estimates that only a tiny percentage of protests led to riots, insurance companies reported more than $1 billion in property damage. Waters' comments as proof trial was unfair- Derek Chauvin verdict: What's next for the three officers charged with aiding, abetting George Floyd's death? "She came at them with a knife," the officer can be heard saying as other officers tended to the girl on the ground. 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.
LIVE UPDATES: Nation reacts to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
The nation reacted Tuesday after a panel of jurors found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in connection with the May 2020 death of George Floyd. Chauvin, 45, was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Harris thanked the jury, and the Floyd family, saying the verdict brought "a sigh of relief" but "cannot take away the pain." "This verdict brings us a step closer and the fact is we still have work to do. Brandon Williams, the nephew of George Floyd said Tuesday was "a pivotal moment for America."
How long could Derek Chauvin serve in prison after guilty verdict?
Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts Tuesday in a jury verdict that could mean the ex-Minneapolis police officer will serve decades in prison for the murder of George Floyd. Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The most serious charge — second-degree unintentional murder -- could result in a 40-year sentence. The judge said Tuesday that Chauvin will be sentenced in about eight weeks, with the specific date yet to be determined. If Cahill follows the state’s sentencing guidelines, Chauvin could be sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.
Judge orders LA to offer shelter for homeless on Skid Row
LOS ANGELES MAYOR PROPOSES $24M PILOT BASIC INCOME PROGRAM IN BUDGETThe judge's filing was made a day after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed to spend nearly $1 billion in the coming year to get people off the streets. As of January 2020, there were more than 66,400 homeless people in Los Angeles County, with 41,000 within LA city limits. The mayor also raised doubt about the judge’s timeline under which the city and county would be required to provide shelter to every person on Skid Row by October. "That would be an unprecedented pace not just for Los Angeles but any place that I’ve ever seen with homelessness in America, " he said. "There's no doubt that in the short run, this will reduce the number of encampments on Skid Row and increase property values," Blasi said.
St. Louis gun owner Mark McCloskey, who defended home from protesters, may seek US Senate seat
Mark McCloskey, a St. Louis attorney who, along with his wife, armed himself and confronted Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home last summer, said he is considering a run for a U.S. Senate seat. "I can confirm that it’s a consideration, yes," McCloskey told Politico on Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., previously announced he is retiring after serving in the Senate since 2011. Mark McCloskey told Politico he didn't have a timetable for making his decision about running. Several others have eyed the forthcoming U.S. Senate vacancy in Missouri, including former Republican Missouri Gov.
Portland police officer surrounded, punched in face; ‘unlawful assembly’ declared
Video emerged out of Portland, Ore., hours after the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict that police said showed an officer being surrounded and then punched in the face by a masked individual dressed in black. The Oregonian newspaper posted the video and reported that there had been a heated confrontation. The individual who struck the officer could be seen being shoved by another cop on a bicycle. The officer who was struck grabbed onto the individual as he fell and then other officers jumped piled on. GET THE FOX NEWS APPPolice declared an unlawful assembly at about 10 p.m. Two individuals were arrested, the report said.
Chauvin’s quickie conviction brings media applause and a national sigh of relief
The media have been on high alert, especially with MSNBC and CNN televising most of the trial. The reason was underscored by the nightly protests in a nearby suburb over the deadly police shooting of Daunte Wright. But Floyd’s death will always be viewed as a turning point for the same reason the jury reached a quickie verdict. That was the reason the Chauvin trial didn’t spark the usual media debate in which one side argues that a police officer is being unfairly railroaded. The verdict doesn’t wipe away the dumb remarks by Maxine Waters, who earlier declared Chauvin "guilty, guilty, guilty" and said that protesters should get "confrontational" if he got off.
TikTok faces claim for billions in London child privacy lawsuit
TikTok, the wildly popular video app, and its Chinese parent ByteDance could face a damages claim worth billions of pounds (dollars) in London’s High Court over allegations they illegally harvested the private data of millions of European children. Longfield alleged that every child that has used TikTok since May 25, 2018, may have had private personal information illegally collected by ByteDance through TikTok for the benefit of unknown third parties. TikTok is one of the world’s most popular apps — especially among youngsters — and has around 100 million users in Europe alone. The claim demands that the company delete all children’s personal information — and states that damages could run into “billions of pounds” if successful. Such U.S.-style “opt-out” data privacy class actions, which bind a defined group automatically into a lawsuit unless individuals opt out, are rare in Britain.
Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit in first meeting of two leaders
China’s President Xi Jinping will attend a U.S.-led climate change summit on Thursday at the invitation of President Joe Biden, in the first meeting between the two leaders since the advent of the new U.S. administration. Xi will attend the summit via video and will deliver an “important” speech, Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman at the Chinese foreign ministry, said in a statement on Wednesday. In Alaska last month, U.S. and Chinese officials held the first high-level in-person talks that bristled with rancor and yielded no diplomatic breakthroughs. But the two countries, the world’s two biggest greenhouse gas emitters, have rediscovered a common interest in battling climate change. The talks also marked a resumption of climate dialogue halted during the Donald Trump administration, who withdrew from the Paris agreement.
Greg Gutfeld: Derek Chauvin is guilty, but the damage may already be done
The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is a great relief. I know Chauvin is guilty, but I wonder if it's normal for a country to be so worried about unrest no matter what the outcome of a trial is. To them, we are still some racist country. The White cop went to jail and went to court and now will go to prison. This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld's opening commentary on the April 20, 2021 edition of "Gutfeld!"
CNN's Jake Tapper accuses Chauvin defense of 'misleading,' 'gaslighting' jury ahead of guilty verdict
CNN anchor Jake Tapper showed his partisanship Tuesday during his network's coverage leading up to the announcement of the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. CNN CELEBRATES DEREK CHAUVIN GUILTY VERDICT: 'JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED'Tapper was fact-checked by the Washington Examiner's Eddie Scarry, who noted that not only was the anchor's assertion "FALSE" but that the judge "SIDED" with Chauvin defense attorney Eric Nelson. Moments later, after it was announced that Chauvin was convicted on all three charges of murder and manslaughter, CNN celebrated the verdict. CNN STAR LEGAL ANALYST JEFFREY TOOBIN MISSING FROM CHAUVIN TRIAL COVERAGE AS MASTURBATION SCANDAL LINGERS"Justice has been served," Lemon reacted. Chauvin was found guilty of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Suspect charged in connection to drive-by shooting that injured 2 National Guard soldiers
Federal authorities announced the arrest of a 28-year-old man they say was in an SUV that matched the description of the vehicle involved in the drive-by shooting in Minneapolis early Sunday that injured two National Guardsmen. CHAUVIN FOUND GUILTYThe suspect was identified as Andrew Thomas, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The statement said he was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is not allowed to have a firearm due to a prior felony conviction, the statement read. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThomas was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer in the late evening hours of April 18 and police conducted a felony stop, the statement said.
Columbus shooting: Protesters gather at police headquarters after teen fatally shot by officer
.Protesters gathered outside Columbus Police headquarters after the fatal shooting of a teenage girl that occurred just before the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. ABC 6 reported a small protest in downtown Columbus prior to the verdict that continued to grow. When reports of the shooting broke out, some protesters relocated in front of the police department headquarters and the crowd grew. Hundreds of protesters pushed past police barriers outside the headquarters and approached officers as city officials were showing the bodycam video inside. The girl seems to be charging at another nearby female, at which point the officer fired multiple shots, fatally wounding the attacker.
Ingraham slams Biden and Democrats for perpetuating 'big lie' that America is systemically racist
Fox News host Laura Ingraham began "The Ingraham Angle" on Tuesday calling out the Biden administration and the Democrats for perpetuating "the big lie about America" that the nation is systemically racist. INGRAHAM: That’s the big lie—systemic racism. Did Joe Biden always believe the nation was racist to its core? Does Joe Biden really believe that he presides over a country where law enforcement is essentially a racist killing machine? Why do they keep selling this big lie about systemic racism?
Sharpton, Waters, BLM guilty of 'treasonous behavior' against 'Black America': Bob Woodson
Left-wing claims that America is systemically racist don't take into account crimes committed against Black people by other Black people, former civil rights activist Bob Woodson told "The Ingraham Angle" Tuesday. "And because it fits a racial narrative, there's a mobilization. But the most vulnerable people, low-income Blacks in these communities, are the ones who are going to suffer the consequence," he said. And what they're doing to Black America, in terms of pushing this false racial narrative, to me amounts to treasonous behavior against them." It's really to conceal their incompetence, but they're also weaponizing race and using it for political purpose at the expense of low-income Blacks.
Chicago police may soon need supervisor’s OK to chase suspects on foot: report
Police officers in Chicago may soon require permission from a supervisor before pursuing a suspect on foot, according to a report. Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to disclose details "soon" about a police policy change, according to FOX 32 of Chicago. "No one should die as a result of a foot chase," the mayor said. A new policy on foot chases would simply make the same policy apply to all chases. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe alderman added that police are seeing more vehicles flee from officers because suspects know about the permission policy.
Virginia cop fired after donating to Kyle Rittenhouse defense fund
A police officer in Virginia was fired after donating to a legal defense fund for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, officials said Tuesday. Norfolk Police Lt. William Kelly anonymously gave $25 to a fundraiser for Rittenhouse in September, using his city email address, according to The Guardian. You’ve done nothing wrong.”“Every rank and file police officer supports you,” the message continued. “His egregious comments erode the trust between the Norfolk Police Department and those they are sworn to serve,” Filer said in a statement Tuesday. The teen, who has pleaded not guilty, has been free on $2 million bail donated by supporters since last November.
Hannity blasts Biden for describing last year's violent protests as 'in peace and with purpose'
Fox News host Sean Hannity opened his show "Hannity" on Tuesday slamming President Joe Biden and the Left's response to the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. Hannity responding specifically to MSNBC political contributor Jason Johnson calling for "radical reform" and President Biden commending last year's protests as being done "in peace and with purpose." HANNITY: According to Johnson, only "radical reform" will bring about true justice. Radical reform? But instead of calming tensions and calling for justice, Biden is pouring fuel on the fire.
De Blasio, NYPD ask NYC TV stations to keep copters clear of demonstrations to avoid 'heightening tensions'
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced late Tuesday that he had requested that local TV outlets "pull back low-flying helicopters" to avoid "inadvertently heightening tensions" as demonstrations broke out across the city following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. "I have asked local news stations to pull back low-flying helicopters out of respect to New Yorkers demonstrating tonight," the Democratic mayor tweeted. "While the news absolutely has the right to broadcast tonight’s gatherings, there is a way to cover the events without inadvertently heightening tensions." Earlier, the NYPD's official Twitter account emphasized that "Helicopters over the protest at the Barclays Center [in Brooklyn] are not NYPD, but that of TV stations. The scenes in New York were replicated across the country following one of the most-watched criminal trials in recent American history.
Maxine Waters takes victory lap on MSNBC after House GOP's failed effort to censure her over remarks
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., thanked her Democratic colleagues Tuesday after they sucessfully tabled a motion by Republican lawmakers to censure her over remarks she made about the Derek Chauvin trial over the weekend. Waters said she was "hopeful" Chauvin would be convicted of murder, but if he wasn't, "we cannot go away." WATERS SAYS SHE IS 'RELIEVED' BUT NOT CELEBRATING AFTER CHAUVIN GUILTY VERDICTOn MSNBC's "The ReidOut" Tuesday, Waters knocked the censure efforts led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"They don’t seem to understand, they’re not going to get me out of office," Waters vowed. The congresswoman later insisted her comments about "confrontation" were not about violence and that she is a "non-violent" person.
New York City protests ramp up following Derek Chauvin verdict
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges for the murder of George Floyd which prompted protests to pop up across the nation. Fox News’ Bryan Llenas spoke with protesters on the ground in New York City who said they’re marching because this is just the beginning of restoring justice. BRYAN LLENAS: What we've been hearing tonight from a lot of the leaders of these protests is a couple of things. He says that it was the violent protests and the rioting that actually helped bring about this verdict. And now they believe that with this threat of rioting and the mixture of violent and nonviolent protests, that this is why they received the result that they did.
Leo Terrell: Biden, Democrats' reaction to Chauvin verdict shows 'you cannot satisfy these extremists'
President Biden and his Democratic allies still want to make the Derek Chauvin trial about race relations in America, civil rights attorney Leo Terrell told "Hannity" Tuesday. "Derek Chauvin was not being charged with racism," Terrell said of the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last year. "They made it a race case in the court of public opinion, and they want to continue because they want to divide this country on race," Terrell told host Sean Hannity. Kamala Harris [spoke of] systemic discrimination -- racism, racism, racism, Jim Crow. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPTerrell suggested Democrats and political activists "wanted a mixed verdict" in the Chauvin trial to cite as proof of the injustice that they claim actually exists.
Arizona AG urges senators against court packing
Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly not to support their party’s push for the expansion of the Supreme Court. “I was very disturbed to learn that the Congress may soon be entertaining legislation to dramatically redesign the Supreme Court of the United States. “Expanding the size of the Supreme Court would be nothing less than a direct assault on judicial independence. “History has demonstrated that when elected officials propose legislation to alter the composition of the Supreme Court, their real motives are less than noble. Susan Walsh, File/AP“The Supreme Court must be safeguarded from the tyranny of the majority to preserve the rights of the minority.
Mondale remembered by Geraldine Ferraro's daughter
Mondale, who passed away at age 93 Monday, was fondly recalled by Zaccaro in an exclusive interview with Fox News. The filmmaker said that Mondale will be remembered as "a champion of civil rights and equality, and just a decent, honorable, wonderful man." "He was such a champion of civil rights and equality, he saw choosing my mother as an extension of his civil rights work," she said. "When we speak of the future, the message is Geraldine Ferraro," said candidate Mondale at the same convention. Zaccaro documented those emotional and historical moments in the 2014 documentary, "Geraldine Ferraro: Paving The Way."
New York Democratic Cuomo critic Ron Kim lauds new criminal probe into governor
New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim, a leading Democratic critic of Gov. But his office later admitted it had dramatically underreported the death toll on coronavirus patients in the state’s nursing homes and other care facilities. The governor’s office did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment Tuesday. He suggested that Cuomo, a Democrat, was facing politically motivated attacks from Attorney General James and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, fellow Democrats with perceived gubernatorial ambitions. Cuomo himself had been the state’s attorney general before in the early 2000s – a position from which he watched two other former Democratic New York governors fall from grace: Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson.
Tucker Carlson: Jury verdict in Derek Chauvin trial a cry of 'please don't hurt us'
The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial came to a unanimous and unequivocal verdict Tuesday afternoon: "Please don’t hurt us." They knew what would happen if Derek Chauvin got off. MARTHA MACCALLUM FIRES BACK AT CHELSEA HANDLER FOR DECRYING DUE PROCESS IN DEREK CHAUVIN TRIALThose things are unacceptable in America, but all of them are happening now. That stake is far more than the future of Derek Chauvin or the memory of George Floyd. This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson's opening commentary on the April 20, 2021 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight"
Chauvin jury faced 'enormous amount of pressure' to reach right verdict: Miranda Devine
New York Post columnist Miranda Devine told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Tuesday that the country will have a difficult time unifying around the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin because of the "external pressure" surrounding the high-profile conviction. A panel of jurors found Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter charges in connection with the May 2020 death of George Floyd while in police custody. Devine: You would hope the jury did the right thing and came to the correct verdict ... but there was an enormous amount of pressure on them. … There was so much menace and intimidation around that trial, that even the president today, before the jury came back, said that he was praying for the right verdict. ...You had members of Congress like Maxine Waters weighing in and saying that if the verdict wasn't a guilty verdict, that there should be more confrontation by the mob.
Biden ignores rioting that marred summer of George Floyd protests after Chauvin conviction
President Biden on Tuesday, weighing in on the murder conviction of ex-Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, left out the rioting, looting, arson and worse that broke out around the country amid a summer of unrest following George Floyd’s Memorial Day death. More than 140 U.S. cities saw repeated protests in the three weeks immediately following Floyd’s Memorial Day death. Biden, however, used his speech to focus on political solutions to criminal and racial justice reform --ignoring the rash of unrest. "The murder of George Floyd launched a summer of protest we hadn't seen since the Civil Rights in the ‘60s." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFollowing those remarks, he and Vice President Kamala Harris called on the Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
Obama: Chauvin jury ‘did the right thing’ but ‘justice is about more than single verdict’
Former President Obama said Tuesday that the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial “did the right thing” by finding the former Minneapolis police officer guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd, but that much more needs to be done to reduce racial inequity in the US. “If we’re being honest with ourselves, we know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial,” the 44th president said in a statement that was also attributed to former First Lady Michelle Obama. “True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day,” the country’s only black president wrote. “While today’s verdict may have been a necessary step on the road to progress, it was far from a sufficient once,” the statement read. Former President Donald Trump and ex-President Jimmy Carter did not immediately react to the verdict.
Andrea Stewart-Cousins says she won’t run for governor against Cuomo
The top Democrat in the state Senate, Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, said Tuesday she will not make a run for governor in 2022 against a scandal-scarred Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “No, I’m not planning a run for governor,” Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester) told reporters when asked during a remote press conference from her Albany office. EPA/SHANNON STAPLETON/ POOL Andrew Giuliani speaks during a news conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Albany, NY on April 19, 2021. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office on March 26, 2021.
Landlord sues NYPD to fumigate NYC apartment where body decomposed for weeks
The owners of the West 72nd Street unit filed the suit against the NYPD in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday. They say the studio was first sealed off by cops on April 15, when the 80-year-old tenant’s remains were discovered inside by a building manager. “A terrible odor continues to emanate from the apartment and I am concerned that mice and other vermin might also be inside,” an affidavit from the building manager says. He didn’t have any kids or a spouse, his sister told the building manager, giving him consent to enter the unit, the court filing says. NYPD spokesperson Jessica McRorie said: “The NYPD will review the lawsuit if and when we are served.”A lawyer for the bank declined to comment.
Nancy Pelosi hit for thanking George Floyd ‘for sacrificing your life’
Twitter users pounced on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday after she publicly thanked George Floyd “for sacrificing your life for justice.”“Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice. “Did Pelosi just say ‘George Floyd, thank u 4 sacrificing your life for justice’?” she tweeted. “Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice. Another user, @Chris_Lee_Cal, tweeted, “Pretty sure he didn’t sign up to be murdered by a cop.”A user with the handle @marginoferror tweeted: “NO! ‘Sacrificing himself’… like he had a choice..”House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks after the jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
AOC says Derek Chauvin guilty verdict in George Floyd murder trial 'is not justice'
Following former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction on all counts in the death of George Floyd, Democratic New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the murder trial outcome "is not justice." Chauvin was convicted of second- and third-degree murder as well as second-degree manslaughter after Floyd died in police custody on May 25, 2020. DEREK CHAUVIN VERDICT: GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES"And this verdict is not a substitute for policy change," she added. "We've known Chauvin was guilty since the second we saw him murder George Floyd on film — but we also know of the racism inherent in our [jail] and policing systems," he tweeted. "This verdict doesn't change that racism, or the work ahead needed to transform those systems to serve us."
Kudlow: Biden, Waters being vocal about Chauvin trial is 'utter nonsense'
President Biden and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., putting pressure on the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial is "absolutely crazy," "Kudlow" host Larry Kudlow argued on Tuesday. Both the president and congresswoman spoke up about the case’s verdict before it even occurred, Waters pushing for more violence if the outcome did not meet expectations. LARRY KUDLOW: Maxine Waters calling for confrontation, President Biden praying the verdict is [right] is irresponsible – statements that, frankly, could be used in an appeal for jury tampering. Saying that the verdict should be appropriate, saying the verdict should be in the family, all this stuff is just utter nonsense. Biden is somewhat less clear, but he, too, putting pressure on the jury, they're putting pressure on the jury.
Kmele Foster: Biden's claim of Blacks living in perpetual fear is 'absurd'
'Fifth Column Podcast' host Kmele Foster criticized President Biden's stated claim in reaction to the Derek Chauvin verdict that Black Americans are living in perpetual fear when they go about menial daily tasks is unfounded and "absurd." -- in an interview on "Fox News Primetime." FOSTER: I think talking about people being perpetually afraid of being murdered on their way to the gas station or while shopping at the supermarket effectively by members of law enforcement -- that was the ostensible intimation on the part of the president during his remarks -- and I just think that it is absurd. I don't think people actually live in fear in that way. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW
After Derek Chauvin conviction, longtime defense attorneys sound off: 'A preordained conclusion'
A Minnesota jury’s decision to convict former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin on charges related to the May 2020 death of George Floyd was largely unsurprising, some longtime criminal defense attorneys told Fox News on Tuesday. Chauvin, 45, was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL VERDICT: EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER FOUND GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATHThe defendant's bail was immediately revoked and he was led away with his hands cuffed behind his back. Geragos called the Chauvin trial "the closest thing" to the 1990s federal trial of the Los Angeles police officers indicted on charges of violating Rodney King’s civil rights. DEREK CHAUVIN VERDICT: WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE THREE OFFICERS CHARGED WITH AIDING, ABETTING GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH?
Biden, Harris slam 'systemic racism' in US, say Chauvin guilty verdict is 'giant step' toward racial justice
Harris, speaking first, thanking the jury, and the Floyd family, saying the verdict brought "a sigh of relief" but "cannot take away the pain." 'Ripped the blinders off'Biden then took the podium, saying Floyd's murder was one "in the full light of day." The House voted along party lines last month to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Meanwhile, shortly after the verdict was delivered Tuesday afternoon, Biden and Harris called the Floyd family, celebrating the jury's decision. Biden, as the jury began deliberations, said he was "praying the verdict is the right verdict."
Minnesota AG Keith Ellison on Derek Chauvin verdict: ‘The first step toward justice’
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison heralded the conviction of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death on Tuesday — saying he would not call it “justice” but at least “the first step toward justice.”“This has to end. We need true justice,” Ellison said outside the courthouse after the verdict was announced. “I would not call today’s verdict justice, however, because justice implies restoration,” he said. And now the cause of justice is in your hands.”Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, right, addresses reporters outside the Hennepin County Family Justice Center in Minneapolis on Sept. 11, 2020. And there is no way we can turn away from that reality.”The attorney general also suggested that his office would be bringing another case later this summer, but offered no details.
Restaurants dangle bonuses amid labor shortage — and workers aren’t biting
The restaurant industry is starved for workers –and some operators are going to desperate lengths to reel in prospective hires. But the enterprising restaurateur removed the sign after just two weeks because it failed to lure a single candidate. see also Worker shortage further hurting NYC restaurants Big Apple restaurants can only serve half their pre-pandemic indoor... Restaurateur Stephen Starr is using signing bonuses to lure workers. “A lot of operators” are offering $100 signing bonuses, he said, adding that it’s too early to tell whether either payment plan will help lure workers.
Faced with protests, NY pols express relief at ‘justice’ after Chauvin guilty verdicts
New York elected officials greeted the trio of guilty verdicts against former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin with relief Tuesday — while the Big Apple braced itself for waves of possible protest following the trial’s end. “Today, justice was served,” wrote de Blasio. “Chauvin’s actions sullied an entire profession and enraged people of good will around the world,” she wrote. “Black Lives Matter. True justice would mean that George Floyd would have walked away from that encounter alive,” she wrote.
Biden praises Derek Chauvin murder conviction, blames US for ‘systemic racism’
The systemic racism is a stain on our nation’s soul,” Biden said in an evening speech broadcast from the White House. “America has a long history of systemic racism. President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with George Floyd’s family earlier on April 20, 2021. We’ve been talking, we’ve been watching every second of this, and the vice president, all of us. And it’s really important.”Biden added, “This can be a first shot at dealing with genuine systemic racism.” As a senator, Biden authored harsh drug laws that critics say fueled systemic racism.
PGA Tour offering $40 million in bonus money to top stars
The PGA Tour is awarding a $40 million bonus pool to the top 10 players who move the needle in golf, regardless of how they perform inside the ropes. Some of the top players and managers have loosely hinted at the plan, called the "Player Impact Program," since the start of 2020. "A rising tide lifts all ships, so obviously the whole tour has benefited very much from a group of guys." Missing from that 2019 list were Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau, who likely would be on the list for this year. A tour spokesman said such a list would not be published the way the FedEx Cup and world rankings are.
Arizona Gov. Ducey deploys National Guard to southern border amid migrant crisis
Doug Ducey on Tuesday announced that he is deploying the state’s National Guard to the border and is issuing an emergency declaration in response to the growing migrant crisis that has overwhelmed local officials. "Deployment of the National Guard is critical to dealing with this crisis, and we are actively engaged in planning with the Guard," a spokesperson for the Republican governor told Fox News last week. On Tuesday, Ducey again criticized the Biden administration’s handling of the border surge, accusing it of action in the face of the crisis. "It's become evidently clear that Arizona needs the National Guard, and the White House is aware of that. The Biden administration has come under heavy fire for its handling of the crisis at the border, which saw more than 172,000 migrants encountered in March alone.
Chauvin murder conviction: What are ‘Blakely factors’ and ‘PSI’ prior to sentencing?
After Derek Chauvin was convicted on three murder charges Tuesday in Minneapolis in the death of George Floyd, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Judge Peter Cahill, who presided over the case, spoke of procedures that would take place prior to Chauvin’s sentencing. Cahill said Chauvin would be sentenced in eight weeks, with the specific date and time yet to be determined. But prior to that, attorneys for both sides would confer regarding what the judge referred to as "Blakely factors" and "PSI," or pre-sentence investigation. Here’s what the two terms mean:Blakely factors"Blakely factors" refers to Blakely v. Washington, a U.S. Supreme Court case that was decided in 2004. Blakely waiverOn Monday, however, Chauvin agreed to a Blakely waiver, meaning the defendant agreed that Cahill, not the jury, could determine the validity of any alleged aggravating factors that would justify a longer sentence than state sentencing guidelines allow, the Post reported.
Derek Chauvin jurors' identities will be kept secret
The court has withheld the jurors’ identities facing safety concerns over what was one of the highest-profile police-involved homicide cases in decades. DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL JURORS: WHO ARE THEY? 55 is White woman in her 50s and an executive assistant in the health care industry. 92 is a White woman in her 40s who works in commercial insurance. 96 is an out-of-work White woman in her 50s was volunteering with the homeless and said she had witnessed police treat minorities worse than White people.
Officer-involved shooting leaves a 'young woman' dead in Ohio
An officer-involved shooting in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday afternoon left one young female dead. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting, a spokesperson told Fox News. The victim, who Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther described as a "young woman," was pronounced deceased at a local hospital shortly before 5:30 p.m. The shooting occurred just before a verdict was announced in the shooting death of George Floyd, for which former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder. Another Columbus police officer is facing a murder charge for a fatal shooting.
Obamas: Derek Chauvin guilty verdict 'necessary step' toward progress but 'far from a sufficient one'
Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday said the guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was a "necessary step" toward progress, but that it was "far from a sufficient one." A panel of jurors found Chauvin guilty on Tuesday on all three charges in connection with the May 2020 death of George Floyd. JURY FINDS CHAUVIN GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATHChauvin, 45, was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The Obamas added that "true justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day." The former president and first lady said the verdict in the Chauvin trial "may have been a necessary step on the road to progress," but said it "was far from a sufficient one."
Sen. Tim Scott, other Republicans laud Chauvin murder conviction: 'Our justice system is getting more just'
Sen. Tim Scott and other Republicans on Capitol Hill and nationally lauded the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday, saying that the verdict proved the strength of the American judicial system. DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL VERDICT: EX MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER FOUND GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH"I think our justice system is getting more just, I'm thankful for the verdict and certainly thought it was murder," Scott, R-S.C., said. He continued to say that the case "reinforces a commitment that we can have confidence that the justice system is becoming more just" and that he is "relieved" at the outcome. "That's our judicial system, that's good," Tuberville said. He was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Derek Chauvin's defense team may reference Rep. Waters' comments as proof trial was unfair
The jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday, but the fight is not over for Chauvin’s defense team, which will likely use Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments on the case as one reason the trial was not fair. The first step will be to file post-trial motions with the trial judge to have the case thrown out, which Zelin noted are typically summarily denied. DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL JUDGE SLAMS MAXINE WATERS' INFLAMMATORY COMMENTSAs previously reported by Fox News, Chauvin’s attorney argued on Monday that Waters’ comments, in addition to other external factors, were grounds for a potential mistrial. Judge Peter Cahill conceded with Nelson that "Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pointed to comments from both Biden and Waters as proof that a fair trial is sometimes "difficult" to carry out.
Minneapolis Mayor praises George Floyd: 'His life bettered our city'
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey praised George Floyd following the guilty verdict on Tuesday against former police officer Derek Chauvin for Floyd's murder. "George Floyd came to Minneapolis to better his life. But ultimately his life will have bettered our city," the Democratic mayor wrote on Twitter. DEREK CHAUVIN: GUILTY ON ALL CHARGESFrey’s remarks of praise didn’t land with everyone - some took issue with the mayor’s characterization of Floyd’s death as a sacrifice for the sake of the city. LIVE UPDATES: CHAUVIN JURY REACHES A VERDICT ON SECOND DAY OF DELIBERATIONS"Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice," Pelosi said Tuesday outside the Capitol.
Kamala Harris: Guilty verdict in Chauvin trial would 'not heal the pain that existed for generations'
Shortly before a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd last May, Vice President Kamala Harris said even a guilty verdict would not "heal the pain" of systematic racism in the United States. Harris spoke to CNN just before the jury announced it had found Chauvin guilty on charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. That’s why Congress needs to act and that’s why they should pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act." The jury found Chauvin guilty on the second day of deliberations in the trial. Harris and President Biden were set to address the guilty verdict from the White House on Tuesday evening.
Jeanine Pirro reacts to Derek Chauvin verdict, says protesters should let justice system, courts 'do its job'
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of all charges in the murder of George Floyd, and Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro said the verdict proves violent protest is unnecessary when the courts serve justice on "The Five." "What people need to understand is that the American justice system works," she said. And for all those people that want to burn down streets, just let the courts do its job and it will survive." Fox News Political Analyst Juan Williams jumped into the conversation to back Pirro’s assessment that the American justice system is still reliable and agreed that a "clear-cut case" has been delivered. Williams said any other verdict would’ve been a "kick to the stomach" for the American people.
Republicans, Democrats hail Derek Chauvin guilty verdicts in George Floyd murder
United States lawmakers expressed bipartisan support for Tuesday’s conviction of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told reporters on Capitol Hill that the jury’s decision signaled a turning point in American history. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks as Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, listen after the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three charges in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana“Thank God the jury validated what we saw,” she said during a news conference with members of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice.”The head of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), said, “Guilty on all charges.
Call off the protests: Maxine Waters says she’s ‘relieved’ by Chauvin verdict
Congresswoman Maxine Waters — who may have singlehandedly given the defense team grounds for an appeal — said Tuesday that she was “relieved” by the conviction of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. Stephen Yang / NY Post People outside the Hennepin County Court react to the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Stephen Yang / NY Post People outside the Hennepin County Court react to the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Stephen Yang / NY Post People outside the Hennepin County Court react to the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Stephen Yang / NY Post People outside the Hennepin County Court react to the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.
Letters to the Editor — April 21, 2021
The Issue: Rep. Maxine Waters’ encouraging police-violence protesters to ‘get more confrontational.’At a very difficult and sensitive time for our nation, Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments were an open incitement to violence (“Nan: Maxine was justified,” April 20). Ron TipaSunny Isles Beach, Fla.We need to get rid of these politicians who continue to divide our country. How does her rhetoric differ from comments by Trump that resulted in charges of incitement on Jan. 6 and a second impeachment attempt? Gary FlemingWayne, NJThe loathsome Maxine Waters is at it again. Yet when Waters calls for civil disobedience over the George Floyd trial, not a word is uttered by the left.
A ‘vulgar’ gift to Princeton and other commentary
Conservative: A ‘Vulgar’ Gift to PrincetonNews of the just-established Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity at Princeton University made National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson’s eyes roll: Multibillionaire Mike Bloomberg’s daughter Emma “sits on the board of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which will donate $20 million to her alma mater for its new diversity center, to be named after her. That would “matter a great deal more than seeing to it that Princeton has one more thing named after the Bloombergs.”From the right: The Left Is Exhausted“Progressivism is a dying ideology,” argues Modern Age’s Daniel McCarthy. That might come as a surprise considering its apparently vast power in academia and the media. It’s powerful, sure, but it is a power “without heir or legacy.”Libertarian: Follow Science, Open SchoolsCapitulation to teachers unions — not science — is keeping schools from fully opening in deep-blue states, concludes Reason’s Matt Welch. Culture critic: The Last Great HumanistDenis Donoghue, a longtime New York University professor who died this month at age 92, was “one of the last great humanist critics,” eulogizes The New York Times’ Clay Risen.
Team Biden’s only worry on the border is … words
When it comes to the border crisis, Team Biden seems to think the only real issue is . Anyway, if the real crisis is in Central America, why is Vice President Kamala Harris, who’s supposedly point on that very issue, so disengaged on it? She hasn’t visited the border or Central America — or held a press conference on the issue — in the 27 days since Biden put her in charge. Team Biden also is obsessing about labels like “illegal immigrant” and “alien.” Now it wants officials to use “undocumented,” “noncitizen” and “immigrant integration.”Huh? It’s maddening: The border is in chaos, and all Team Biden can focus on is renaming the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Why is the CDC needlessly terrifying Americans with asthma about COVID?
On March 29, the CDC updated its guidelines on underlying medical conditions that could increase patients’ risk of severe COVID-19 illness. In it, the agency classified moderate to severe asthma as a “high-risk” factor for severe illness or death from COVID. The next month, the CDC revised its guidelines that had definitively included asthma as a high-risk factor, suggesting that it “might” be one. (In one preliminary review in July 2020, severe asthma was associated with a slightly — and borderline statistically significant — increased risk of death.) Over the past year, the estimated 25 million Americans with asthma have been living in terror of COVID-19.
Federal ‘relief’ is so generous it’s more lucrative to stay home than to work
One problem: Unemployment benefits have become so generous, people aren’t taking jobs. In Gotham, those on unemployment can get up to $804 a week total, the equivalent of $20 an hour for a 40-hour workweek. This year’s generous round of stimulus checks has likely kept some people off the market too, with a family of four getting $5,600. “It’s the hardest that it’s ever been to hire people now,” Steven Sloan, a co-owner of supermarket chain Morton Williams, told The Post. Bottom line: It’s likely that the $1.9 trillion “relief” package President Biden rammed through is doing more harm than good.
After Chauvin trial, politicians must turn down the temperature
Derek Chauvin is guilty on all charges. Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd. But while Derek Chauvin is a disgrace to his profession, he does not represent his entire profession, as progressive politicians would have you believe. Derek Chauvin, center, is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson, left, looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin’s trial. Joe Biden and Maxine Waters both weighed in on Derek Chauvin’s trial.
Netflix Stock Price Dives After Earnings Call Miss On Subscriber Growth Targets
When COVID-19 was still new and the world was homebound, Netflix reaped the rewards. MarketWatch reports that Netflix gained 3.98 million net new paid subscribers in the first quarter of 2021, down 8.5 million from the previous quarter, and well short of the 6 million new subscribers predicted by Netflix three months ago. Netflix also forecasts it will add only 1 million subscribers in the current quarter. According to MarketWatch, “Netflix said it earned $1.7 billion, or $3.75 a share, against expectations of $2.98 a share, according to analysts polled by FactSet. In 2020, the streamer spent $11.8 billion, and in 2019 the spent $13.9 billion.
NYC can’t be saved without a mayor who supports law and order
The Big Apple’s next mayor will need to take safety concerns seriously if the MTA, and the city more generally, are to bounce back. 3) The next mayor has to ­address misconceptions about law enforcement that breed cynicism and distrust between ­police and minorities. see also Subway crime still outpacing ridership despite drop in March Subway crime rates dropped in March compared to the previous...4) The city needs more (and better) supervision for the seriously mentally ill, who have been disproportionately involved in subway attacks. The NYPD reported 26 subway pushings in 2020; the city had just 49 such reports over the 16-year period of 1975-1991. Whether it’s a good one will depend on whether the next mayor can stop New York from falling back into a costly cycle of crime and disorder.
New York Times balks at gender neutral bathrooms, transgender byline demands
New York Times journalists want the company to bring in “Ally McBeal”-style gender neutral bathrooms and to retroactively revise the bylines of transgender journalists who have changed their names. So far, management is digging in its heels on the bathroom question as well as on revising bylines on past stories by transgender journalists. see also New York Times Styles editor Choire Sicha makes puzzling departure Both the fashion world and New York Times insiders were... A Times spokesperson did not return a call at the time of writing. The Guild currently represents about 1,300 journalists and business side staffers and is seeking to add another 650 technology workers to its ranks.
Stringer disgraced himself by accepting the NYC teachers union’s endorsement
The United Federation of Teachers, which has radiated contempt for New York City’s school kids throughout the pandemic, just endorsed city Comptroller Scott Stringer for mayor. Thus, teachers unions view public schools principally as meal tickets and pension pumps. The question here is this: Why would any responsible candidate for mayor seek an endorsement from the UFT in the first place? Exhibit A, so to speak, is that city watchdog Stringer refuses to bark. Again, whether the union’s backing will help Stringer is an open question; as noted, the UFT’s handicapping skills are unimpressive — and maybe old-fashioned union endorsements don’t mean that much anymore.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs controversial ‘anti-riot’ bill
Ron DeSantis has signed into law an “anti-riot” aimed at cracking down on civil unrest — with provisions that include civil immunity to people who drive through protesters blocking roads. The controversial law was inked on Monday and goes into effect immediately, according to The Orlando Sentinel. Ron DeSantis signed a controversial “anti-riot” law for his state on April 20, 2021. “He wasn’t defending himself.”The bill also enhances penalties for crimes committed during riots or violent protests in the Sunshine State. It also adds language to state law that could force local governments to justify a reduction in law enforcement budgets.
Derek Chauvin may be guilty, but Waters and Biden made sure this will drag on in appeal
lobbing rhetorical bombs into the most consequential prosecution in the nation — the murder trial of Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd case. For all the downsides of his unhinged commentary, Trump never took matters to the point of jury intimidation, as the preternaturally unhinged Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters did over the weekend. But as the judge noted Monday, Waters’ inflammatory language offered Chauvin grounds for appeal. For his part, President Biden waited until the jury was deliberating to make the stunning public statement that he is “praying” for Chauvin to be convicted. Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty ImagesIt does not matter how you hoped Chauvin’s trial would end.
Biden to Floyd family: ‘Nothing will make it better, but now there’s some justice’
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with the George Floyd family by phone shortly after the guilty verdicts were read against ex-cop Derek Chauvin in Floyd’s murder. Floyd family attorney Ben Crump tweeted a video with audio of the president’s comments. “Nothing is going to make it better, but at least now there’s some justice,” Biden told a group of Floyd family members and supporters. Biden will address the nation Tuesday evening over the guilty verdicts for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted on all counts for murdering George Floyd. Harris told the family on the call from the Oval Office, “This is a day of justice in America and your family has been real leaders at this moment when we needed you.”Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is taken into custody.
Biden takes virtual tour of company that Energy Secretary Granholm held multimillion-dollar stake in
President Biden took a virtual tour of electric vehicle manufacturer Proterra on Tuesday, a company that Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm had previously disclosed a multimillion-dollar stake in. Biden received a virtual tour of the company’s facilities in Greenville, South Carolina on Tuesday, as he works with Congress on a $2 trillion spending plan that includes a revamp of the nation’s infrastructure. She is also recused from all matters related to the company until one year following her resignation from the company’s board. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSThose stock options may soon be valuable. However, despite the Biden virtual tour, the stock closed Tuesday down more than 2%.
Lara Logan: Far left cannot change the fact that ‘Americans believe in policing’
Fox Nation host Lara Logan told "America Reports" Tuesday that the backlash against Florida Republican Gov. LARA LOGAN: Well, that's how you know that Governor DeSantis is doing the right thing in the eyes of millions of Americans, because his critics are hammering him. But it doesn't mean that all the other the millions of Americans who don't agree don't exist. But you cannot change the fact that Americans believe in policing. You know, you don't hear anything about it.
Pelosi thanks George Floyd for 'sacrificing your life for justice' after Chauvin guilty verdict
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday praised the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial and offered thanks to George Floyd for "sacrificing" his life for the pursuit of justice in policing. "Thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice," Pelosi said Tuesday outside the Capitol where she was joined by the Congressional Black Caucus. GEORGE FLOYD'S FAMILY REACTS TO DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL VERDICTChauvin's sentencing is scheduled for eight weeks from now. The California Democrat praised the model Floyd's family set for appealing for justice in the "most dignified way." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThey stressed the importance of passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act into law.
DC National Guard troops to be unarmed, as city braces for unrest after Chauvin guilty verdict
EXCLUSIVE: Washington, D.C. National Guard troops stationed in the city "will not be armed," at the request of Mayor Muriel Bowser, as the nation's capital braces for large-scale protests and unrest after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Fox News has learned. Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday. Bowser's office sent a letter to Maj. Gen. William Walker of the D.C. National Guard earlier this month, requesting troops be "activated" to assist the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Multiple National Guard sources told Fox News that troops are "outraged" by the request, with one comparing the assignment to serving as "boycotts with reflective vests." In another letter obtained by Fox News from acting Army Secretary John Whitley to Walker, Whitley says D.C. National Guard "will not be armed for this support mission."
Biden tells Floyd family 'now there's some justice' after Chauvin guilty verdict
President Biden and Vice President Harris called the family of George Floyd after the jury delivered a guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, saying "now there's some justice," and vowing that his "legacy" will stay "intact." A panel of jurors found Chauvin guilty Tuesday on all three charges in connection with the May 2020 death of Floyd. After the verdict was delivered, Biden and Harris called the Floyd family, celebrating the jury's decision. Biden, earlier, as the jury began deliberations, said he was "praying the verdict is the right verdict." Biden added: "They're a good family, and they're calling for peace and tranquility, no matter what that verdict is.
Derek Chauvin found guilty: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, other politicians react to verdict
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison called for further reforms to policing on Tuesday after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all charges for the murder of George Floyd last May. The attorney general described the verdict as the first step toward ensuring accountability for law enforcement in the future. The jury, comprised of six white people and six Black or multiracial people, found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He expressed hope that the jury would reach what he described as the "right verdict" in the case. "I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict," Biden said.
Maxine Waters ignores questions on Chauvin trial comments, tells reporter 'you're being confrontational'
Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday ignored questions about her comments over the weekend that demonstrators should "get more confrontational" if former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin is found not guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin was found guilty on all charges Tuesday afternoon. Cahill even went so far as to say Waters may have given Chauvin's defense attorneys a potential avenue to have the trial "overturned" on appeal. "You're being confrontational," Waters said to the reporter, not addressing any of the specific questions. Waters later Tuesday, after the jury verdict against Chauvin was revealed, said that she is "not celebrating, I'm relieved."
CNN celebrates Derek Chauvin guilty verdict: 'Justice has been served'
CNN hosts and commentators quickly embraced the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd. "Justice has been served," CNN anchor Don Lemon reacted. "The Situation Room" anchor Wolf Blitzer declared the verdict a "powerful moment in American history." CNN STAR LEGAL ANALYST JEFFREY TOOBIN MISSING FROM CHAUVIN TRIAL COVERAGE AS MASTURBATION SCANDAL LINGERSCommentator Van Jones kicked off the panel discussion by saying: "One down, many, many more to go." Chauvin was found guilty of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
4/20 No: Psaki blows smoke as reporters roll on Biden pledge to free pot prisoners
WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday declined to say if President Biden will honor his campaign promise to release “everyone” jailed for pot. But it was Psaki left blowing smoke on whether Biden actually plans to free prisoners — or if he would sign a bill from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to federally legalize pot. Fisher asked Psaki, “Some people in prison on marijuana charges are asking President Biden to keep his campaign promise and release them. Evan Vucci/APBut Psaki deflected and said Biden wants to lower marijuana from a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule II. They both were convicted of distributing marijuana imported from Mexico and told The Post they’d like Biden to honor his promise.
Biden reportedly plans to double down on greenhouse gas emissions
The Biden administration is readying a plan to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 — nearly double the target the US committed to when it joined the Paris climate accords in 2015, according to a report on Tuesday. ?President Biden could unveil the aggressive emissions plan as soon as this week to press countries around the world to follow his lead, the Washington Post reported. Former President Barack Obama pledged to cut emissions between 26 ?and 28 percent compared to 2005 levels as part of the Paris agreement. A?dministration officials said the trade off ?for the emissions plan ?would lead to a ?massive investment in new environmentally friendly jobs across the nation. But China, India and Russia, among the largest greenhouse gas dumpers, have yet to lay out their plans for reducing emissions.
George W. Bush gives Matthew McConaughey political advice
The “Dazed and Confused” star and Texas native has called a run for Bush’s old job a “true consideration” — and was even leading incumbent Gov. The poll also reflected that 66 percent of Democrats, 44 percent of independents, and 30 percent of Republicans favor McConaughey. Bush served as Texas governor from from 1995 till 2000, when he resigned to serve as president. Another new poll shows that 46 percent of Americans want to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson run for president. And that’s why I put the book out there.”Former first lady Laura Bush also appeared on “Today.”
De Blasio orders vagrant sweep, 80 cops to bring Midtown workers back
Nearly empty streets and sidewalks in Times Square on April 8, 2021. Christopher SadowskiA Midtown office supervisor said that without a dramatic turnaround, it could cost the city “hundreds of millions of dollars” in business. A suspect is seen punching and kicking a 65-year-old Asian American woman in front of an apartment building in Midtown. NYPD officers on horseback patrol in Times Square on June 17, 2020. A bicycle gang is seen attacking a BMW at 21st Street and Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan on Dec. 29, 2020.
Democrats side with Waters, censure fails over call for Floyd protesters to ‘confront’ cops fails
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) introduced the privileged censure resolution, forcing the vote on the floor. The motion to censure was ultimately defeated in a party line vote 216-210, with Democrats defending Waters’ inflammatory comments. “This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Maxine Waters( speaks to the media during a protest at the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Brooklyn Centre on April 17, 2021.
Kathy Barnette: Democrats Weaponize The History Of Black People For Power
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Kathy Barnette, who is looking to become the first Black Republican U.S. “When someone so tone deaf starts talking about Jim Crow 2.0 or Jim Eagle, how stupid is that? I know you’re looking for a moment, but really that’s crazy and it’s just tone deaf because it actually means something. And then you compounded by bringing up our history just to weaponize it so you can garner power. I believe it’s tone deaf.
Texas AG Ken Paxton: Biden’s Immigration Policy “Has No Upside For America Or The Kids” Being Detained
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton explained why he’s filing a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to keep some of former President Trump’s immigration policies in place. And yet President Biden looked at that on the very first day, said, hey, the borders open. And the reality is, I’m not sure there’s much upside for most of these children because they end up in these detention centers with sometimes thousands of other kids. There’s thousands of them and they keep coming. There’s not a place for them all to go that works out well for those kids.”
Rep. Val Demings explodes at Rep. Jim Jordan on law enforcement in House hearing
A House hearing broke into disarray on Tuesday during debate over the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act as Rep. Val Demings became emotional when Rep. Jim Jordan tried to interrupt her address on law enforcement. He condemned Democrats’ rhetoric surrounding law enforcement in the face of heightened tension. The Florida Democrat said she’d served as a law enforcement officer for 27 years. Law enforcement officers risk their lives every day, they deserve better," Demings said. "Law enforcement officers deserve better than to be utilized as pawns!
Brian Sicknick death ruling debunks media narrative that fueled second Trump impeachment: Hurt
The official ruling on the cause of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick's death debunks the media narrative upon which former President Donald Trump's second impeachment was largely predicated, Washington Times opinion editor and Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt told "America Reports" Tuesday. The ruling appears to contradict early media reports that Sicknick had died after he was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher by Trump supporters during the melee. "That narrative included the fact that his death was a key — probably the most significant part — of the impeachment trial against [former] President Trump. The New York Times reported on Jan. 8 that Sicknick died from injuries sustained while physically engaging with pro-Trump rioters. House impeachment managers used the Times article as evidence in their impeachment pre-trial memo against Trump.
Derek Chauvin charges explained: What prosecutors must prove
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last May. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill read 14 pages of instructions to the jurors Monday outlining the three charges. DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL: WHO IS JUDGE PETER CAHILL? Second-degree murder does not require the prosecution to prove Chauvin had "an intent" to kill Floyd, but the state must prove that Chauvin attempted to commit the underlying felony of assault in the third degree. Assault is defined as the intentional infliction of bodily harm, so prosecutors must prove Chauvin "intentionally" applied unlawful force without consent and it resulted in "bodily harm."
Biden DOJ dispatches 'peacemakers' to Minneapolis ahead of Chauvin verdict: report
The Justice Department has reportedly dispatched officials from its Community Relations Service to act as peacemakers and facilitate listening sessions amid fallout from the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. BIDEN OFFERED SUPPORT IN CALL WITH GEORGE FLOYD FAMILYAn unnamed senior Justice Department official told the Associated Press that officials from the Community Relations Service had been sent to Minneapolis. The officials tout themselves as "America's Peacemaker" by mediating disputes in communities and holding listening sessions to help prevent future conflicts. Several witnesses were subpoenaed earlier this year to appear before a federal grand jury considering charges against Chauvin. Fox News' inquiries to the Community Relations Service were not returned at the time of publication.
CNN star legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin missing from Chauvin trial coverage as masturbation scandal lingers
CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin remains notably absent from the liberal network’s coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial. CNN'S JEFFREY TOOBIN FIRED BY NEW YORKER MAGAZINE FOLLOWING ZOOM CALL MASTURBATION INCIDENTCNN’s website still listed the beleaguered Toobin as its chief legal analyst as of Tuesday afternoon. Before the scandal, Toobin would likely have been front and center on CNN delving into the case, which has received extensive media coverage. CNN hasn’t provided an update on Toobin's status since the network announced he was taking a leave of absence. CNN SAYS JEFFREY TOOBIN STILL EMPLOYED AS REPORT SUGGESTS HE MAY GET SECOND CHANCE AFTER MASTURBATION SCANDALThe New York Times published a lengthy article on the situation in January headlined, "The Undoing of Jeffrey Toobin."
OJ Simpson says Derek Chauvin 'deserves' to be convicted for George Floyd's death
Jurors in the Chauvin trial began deliberations Monday after weeks of testimony from dozens of witnesses. The trial came after nearly a year of protests and riots over video footage showing Chauvin pinning his knee on Floyd's neck. In his video, Simpson said he hoped there is "some kind of verdict, a conviction. In response, Cahill acknowledged Waters' comments could work in Chauvin's favor if he's convicted. Simpson said he believes Water's comments were not meant to incite violence"I understood what she was saying.
Vox claims Black Lives Matter protests lead to fewer police killings, downplays huge murder increase
Vox reported on PhD student Travis Campbell's research tracking 1,600 BLM protests, which found there were roughly 1,000 to 6,000 more murders in areas that experienced BLM protests, more than offsetting the apparent reduction in police killings. Vox had tweeted out the finding about the reduced police killings at least four times as of Tuesday afternoon, while not mentioning the alarming finding on increased murders. "We don’t know why BLM protests correlated with an increase in the murder rate, and there’s not a lot of research in this space to help guide us," Vox reporter Jerusalem Demsas wrote. "Additionally, Campbell’s research question was focused on the effect of BLM protests on police homicides, so these other observed changes regarding other homicides were not subjected to the same robustness tests." JASON WHITLOCK: TWITTER TARGETED ME OVER BLACK LIVES MATTER CRITICISM AS MESSAGE TO OTHER SPORTS JOURNALISTSConservative critics on Twitter hammered the publication for hiding the murder number.
Rep. Nancy Mace slams Green New Deal 2.0 as way for far left to reshape country
Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., argued Tuesday on "America Reports" that Democrats reintroducing the Green New Deal "is about the far left trying to change and reshape our economy and our country in their socialist vision." Mace made the comments shortly after Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., reintroduced the Green New Deal during a news conference. Ocasio-Cortez noted that the two also unveiled legislation more than two years ago, now expanding that proposal. "With trying to do a Green New Deal and a housing bill worth about $192 billion, this is on top of a wasteful infrastructure bill costing $2 trillion, almost half of which would be Green New Deal type of spending," Mace explained. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"But what we're seeing now is the continued power of the far left, the stranglehold they have over Capitol Hill," Mace said.
AG Merrick Garland calls racism ‘an American problem’
?Attorney General Merrick Garland said racism is an “American problem” in an interview Monday, adding that he does not believe America has equal justice under the law. “Look, racism is an American problem,” Garland told ABC News. “We do not yet have equal justice under law.”“This is an important part of the role of the Justice Department, to help bring it about,” Garland added. During his visit to Oklahoma City, Garland also traveled to Tulsa, where an all-white mob massacred more than 300 black people and burned thousands of homes in 1921. I have the opportunity now to lead a Justice Department in pursuit of civil rights.
NJ bookie pulled in $250K by running own ‘Pick-6’ lottery, feds say
Edward O'Neill pocketed about $250,000 from his illegal gambling business, according to officials. Edward O'Neill allegedly operated an illegal gambling business and did not report the earnings on his taxes, prosecutors said. A Jersey Shore bookmaker admitted Tuesday to operating his own illegal lottery that netted him about $250,000, officials said. Edward O’Neill, 54, appeared in US District Court in Newark, where he pleaded guilty to managing an illegal gambling business and failing to report the earnings on his taxes, according to prosecutors. The sole winner was the first person who drew the official Pick-6 numbers, and the cash award often exceeded $100,000, authorities said.
Connecticut lawmakers pass bill ending religious vaccine exemption
The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a contentious bill early Tuesday that would end the state’s long-standing religious exemption from immunization requirements for schools, beginning with the 2022 school year. Meanwhile, earlier this month, the Department of Public Health reported that an unvaccinated child from Fairfield County contracted measles while traveling internationally. Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Public Health Committee, warned about the rise of vaccine hesitancy. Connecticut is currently one of 45 states with a religious exemption from childhood vaccinations. This marks the third year in a row Connecticut lawmakers have considered removing the religious exemption for vaccinations.
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis: Maxine Waters Saying People Need To Get More Confrontational Is Unconscionable
Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) tells Brian Kilmeade Rep. Maxine Waters encouraging more confrontation in Minnesota while awaiting the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is unconscionable and not becoming a member of Congress who should be trying to bring the country together. Malliotakis says she will support the resolution to censure Waters being put forward by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Malliotakis also discussed the double-standard with Governor Andrew Cuomo for his handling of Covid in New York and the criminal probes into sexual harassment allegations and using his staff to help on his memoir. When asked if she is going to run for governor of New York, Malliotakis said “Me, no, I’m not running for sure, I can tell you that.”
Chip shortage to plague auto industry for next year: AutoNation CEO
Supply chain issues that have ravaged the auto industry over the past year likely won’t be resolved until 2022, according to AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. Carmakers including Ford, General Motors, and Toyota were forced to cut production this year as supply-chain disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a global chip shortage. President Biden and executives from Detroit’s Big Three automakers (Ford, General Motors and Stellantis) met on April 12 to discuss ways to remedy the chip shortage. Same-store used vehicle unit sales increased 28% from last year and 20% compared to the first quarter of 2019. AutoNation shares were up 40% year to date through Monday, outperforming the S&P 500’s 11% gain.
Electric Volkswagen ID.4 named World car of the Year
The Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV has been named World car of the Year, beating the Honda e and Toyota Yaris for the title. "We are particularly pleased about our ID.4 being named World Car of the Year", VW passenger cars CEO Ralf Brandstätter said. model for the key markets of Europe, China and the U.S. carries our electric offensive around the world." The subcompact Honda e, which is also electric and not sold in the U.S., was named World Urban Car, while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Porsche 911 Turbo won the luxury and performance car categories. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe rebooted Land Rover Defender, which integrates heritage cues into a modern shape, was named World Car Design of the Year.
Networks tee up George W. Bush to hit GOP but not Biden on immigration
Two network news interviewers failed to ask former President George W. Bush his direct thoughts on President Biden's immigration policies while teeing him up to criticize modern Republican ones. Kotb also asked Bush how he would describe the modern Republican Party and whether he was "disappointed" in it. While Bush told Kotb that the Democrats weren't listening to him on immigration when he was president, these days Republicans "aren't listening because of the politics." SEN. THOM TILLIS: BIDEN'S BORDER CRISIS - HE PROMISED SECURITY, DIGNITY TO MIGRANTS. Biden was kept out of the conversation as they discussed the border, only hinting at Biden’s role when Bush referenced his series of executive orders overturning Trump’s immigration policies.
Scalise accuses Biden administration of 'exempting' illegal immigrants from COVID-19 restrictions
FIRST ON FOX: House Republican Whip Steve Scalise on Tuesday wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, accusing the Biden administration of exempting illegal immigrants from COVID-19 restrictions – while citing testimony from Dr. Anthony Fauci to make his case. "This is jeopardizing the health of Americans and threatens to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic. It appears that the Biden administration is exempting illegal immigrants from the very rules that American citizens are forced to follow." Scalise goes on to cite a contrast between CDC guidance that says international travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 test before entering from certain countries with high transmission and low vaccination rates, and how illegal immigrants are treated from those countries. REPS ROY, HERRELL MOVE TO FORCE HOUSE VOTE ON EXTENDING TRUMP-ERA BORDER RESTRICTIONS"While American citizens are required' to have a negative COVID-19 test prior to traveling to the U.S., illegal immigrants are not," Scalise writes.
McCarthy moves to censure Maxine Waters for telling Minnesota protesters to get 'confrontational'
HOUSE REPUBLICANS PREPARE TO INTRODUCE RESOLUTION TO CENSURE MAXINE WATERSMcCarthy's resolution also uses the quotes from the judge in the Chauvin trial who admonished Waters in court. On Monday, Chauvin's attorney asked for a mistrial in the case, citing Waters' comments. He said Waters' comments may have presented an avenue for Chauvin to appeal and have the trial "overturned." Once McCarthy brings the resolution to the floor Tuesday afternoon, Democrats are expected to immediately move to table the censure resolution. That means Democrats won't be forced to vote directly on whether Waters' comments deserve censure, but rather vote on setting aside the resolution altogether.
Utah reporter condemned for tracking down paramedic over Kyle Rittenhouse donation says he’s received threats
The Utah reporter who faced backlash after trying to confront a paramedic at his home for donating to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse announced on Tuesday he had received threats and would leave social media. It is unclear what types of threats Nguyen received. UTAH REPORTER CONDEMNED FOR TRACKING DOWN PARAMEDIC WHO DONATED $10 TO KYLE RITTENHOUSE DEFENSENguyen came under fire over the weekend when he discovered a local paramedic donated $10 to Rittenhouse and headed to his home seeking his "side" of the story. "A Utah paramedic donated to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse. Nguyen was condemned for trying to "destroy the life of a private citizen" when he discovered the Utah paramedic was among the people who donated.
AOC, 'Squad' members promote 'Defund the Police' but spend thousands on private security
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and other members of the progressive "Squad" spent thousands of dollars on private security despite calling on cities to defund police departments, Federal Election Commission filings show. Tlaib's filings do not show any security-related spending, though the other four congresswomen have spent tens of thousands of dollars on different private security services. The congresswoman spent nearly $2,300 and about $250 on security services from Massachusetts-based firms in January and March; about $1,260 on security services from a Virginia-based firm in January; $675 on ADT security services in March; and $700 on security services from a Washington, D.C.-based firm in March. But Bush has spent the most on security services so far this year compared to her other progressive colleagues. In 2021 alone, Bush spent more than $30,000 on "security services" from different companies.
PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor presses White House to defend Maxine Waters’ call for confrontations
"I wonder why the White House isn’t coming to the defense of Rep. "She was obviously not threatening violence," Alcindor continued. CNN'S DON LEMON: 'PEOPLE WITH HALF A BRAIN' KNOW MAXINE WATERS WASN'T INCITING VIOLENCEPsaki quickly dismissed the suggestion, noting that Waters clarified her own remarks. "When PBS is even MORE of a partisan shill than the DEMOCRATIC White House," Cruz wrote. While the White House has refrained from defending Waters, many members of the mainstream media have rushed to her defense.
House Whip Scalise slams Waters’ ‘confront police’ remark, Dem silence
I haven’t heard any Democrats speaking out against what Maxine has said,” Scalise told reporters Tuesday. Getty ImagesThe Louisiana Republican also took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for saying Waters “talked about confrontation in the manner of the civil rights movement,” while defending her comments on Monday. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is expected to introduce a resolution to formally censure Waters for her rhetoric this week. “I haven’t heard Maxine saying anything about peacefully protesting,” Scalise said of his colleague. I haven’t heard Maxine saying anything about peacefully protesting,” he said.
Ilhan Omar demands ‘transformational change’ at site of Daunte Wright killing
“Where we continue to find ourselves in a state of mourning, in a state of exhaustion, in a state of trauma, and constantly seeing so much pain unearthed every single day,” she said. Omar denounced police violence at the intersection where Kimberly Potter shot and killed Daunte Wright. AFP via Getty Images“I know that we’ve been asking for accountability, we’ve been asking for transparency,” Omar said. “We’ve been asking for transformational change.”“And I know to me that Black Lives Matter is not a hashtag and should never be just a hashtag,” she said. “Our communities are tired and exhausted,” Omar remarked on the number of police killings.
Congressmen urge Biden to probe Live Nation-Ticketmaster ‘monopoly’
Democrats in the US House of Representatives are urging the Biden administration to launch an investigation into the decade-old Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger, which they claim has created a “monopoly” over the market for live-event ticket sales. In 2019, Live Nation agreed to an extended consent decree with the DOJ that will extend another five and a half years beyond its original 2020 expiration. If true, these reports may support claims of unfair and deceptive practices by LNE [Live Nation Entertainment],” the letter said. But the letter said that this would exacerbate the situation, by eliminating ticket transfer, furthering Live Nation’s grip over the ticketing industry. Live Nation did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Dogecoin hits new high as hashtags fuel meme cryptocurrency’s rally
Dogecoin prices hit an all-time high on Tuesday, with a market capitalization above $50 billion, after social media fans used hashtags to fuel a rally in the meme-based cryptocurrency. “The Doge rally represents an interesting convergence,” said Diana Biggs, CEO of crypto start-up Valour, after Dogecoin’s price soared by more than five-fold in the last week to a record 42 cents, according to CoinMarketCap. Dogecoin’s rise has come amid a surge in online trading of stocks and crypto by retail investors, stuck at home with extra cash because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has not coincided with a growth in usage of the coin for payments or in commerce. The same trend has spurred a boom in usage of online trading apps like Robinhood, and also fueled the social-media driven rally in GameStop stock that pitted retail investors against hedge funds earlier this year.
Thieves pull gun on parking garage employee, steal luxury cars: video
A pair of thieves were caught on surveillance video pulling a gun on a Manhattan parking garage employee — and then driving off in a BMW and Mercedes, police said. The two men entered the garage on West 181st Street near Audubon Avenue in Washington Heights around 8 a.m. Sunday — one of them shown on video walking with a scooter. They attempted to open a car door as one of the men told the attendant, “We are here to pick up a rental car,” police sources said. Police are still looking for the two men who stole a BMW and Mercedes from a parking garage on West 181st Street and Audubon Avenue in Washington Heights. Before taking off in the stolen vehicles, the suspects forcibly removed the parking garage attendant’s wallet and cellphone.
Media hangout Michael's Restaurant set to reopen
The media world will get its unofficial cafeteria back on Wednesday when Michael McCarty reopens Michael’s Restaurant, the once and future hot spot for the chattering classes. The West 55th Street eatery, a popular media hangout since it opened in the late 1980s, closed its doors on March 13, 2020, at the start of the pandemic. While many restaurants have had trouble restaffing, Michael’s general manager Steve Millington said the majority of his former workers are back. Half the inside tables have been removed, but capacity will be augmented by new curbside seating under umbrellas out front. It’s going to be a hoot!,” Millington tells Media Ink.
An office vacancy crisis is haunting NYC — but owners remain bullish
Seven million more square feet could be on tap in proposed buildings yet to rise. It isn’t simply that 14 million additional square feet, if all the new projects go forward, would still account for a minute percentage of Manhattan’s 526 million-square-foot inventory. Mega-developer Douglas Durst shrugged off any angst,Five Times Square is looking for friends. “People projected the end of office market. There’s lots of room to grow at Rudin’s 3 Times Square.
McConnell mocks Biden being ‘overruled’ by Psaki on term border ‘crisis’
“The most strength that this administration has shown on the border has been their commitment to their talking points — their refusal to call the crisis a crisis,” McConnell said. Yesterday his press secretary said President Biden actually didn’t intend to describe the situation as a crisis.”Biden said Saturday that “young people” arriving “on the border” was a “crisis.” But Psaki said at her daily press briefing on Monday that Biden doesn’t believe that. The Biden administration previously ordered CBP, ICE to stop using the term “illegal alien.” APPsaki told reporters that Biden actually believes there’s a crisis in Central America and not at the border, where many young migrants are held in cramped, jail-like facilities. This is not going to get the job done.”White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden believed there is a crisis in Central America, but not at the border. APRepublicans attribute the migrant surge to Biden border policy changes and say Biden-backed legislation that would allow citizenship for most illegal immigrants creates new “pull” factors.
Biden pushes DC statehood, which would likely give Dems two more Senate seats
The White House is officially supporting Democrats’ long-shot effort to grant statehood for Washington, DC — a move that would all but assure the party would gain two more seats in the Senate. “For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington, D.C. have been deprived of full representation in the U.S. Congress,” the Office of Management and Budget said in a statement of Biden administration policy. With Democrats in control of the House, Senate and White House, the party has faced pressure from progressives to move on a host of issues, including DC statehood. Biden has backed the DC statehood effort for years, saying as much repeatedly during the Obama administration. Senate Democrats introduced the bill in the upper chamber, currently split 50-50, in late January, once their party took the White House and the Senate.
Gunman kills wife, another man in disturbing caught-on-video shooting
Disturbing surveillance footage captured the moment a gunman killed his wife and another man inside a California restaurant. Ling Ling Wang and Zhaiming Li were dining at Music BBQ Bar in Monterey Park before Jing Yixin approached them. Facebook“Then I heard another six to eight shots and then that’s when the chefs started walking out, started running,” he added. Jing Yixin pulled a gun out of a paper bag and aimed it at Zhaiming Li. Ling Ling Wang struggled with her husband before he eventually shot her several times.
AOC, progressives kick off fresh Green New Deal push with multiple pieces of legislation
Members of the progressive "Squad" rallied around a new push for the "Green New Deal" on Tuesday with separate bills for public housing, a civilian climate corps and funding for cities. She stood alongside Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who helped introduce the original Green New Deal and was co-sponsoring a bill to create climate-related jobs. Her public housing legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would reportedly triple the amount proposed by Biden. While Republicans have long denounced the original Green New Deal, they've already criticized Biden's proposal for spending too much. Ocasio-Cortez and fellow "Squad" member Cori Bush, D-Mo., are co-sponsoring legislation that would authorize $1 trillion for the "Green New Deal for Cities Act."
Biden stuns political, legal experts by weighing in on Derek Chauvin verdict before jury makes decision
After President Biden said Monday he is praying the jury comes to the "right verdict" in the Derek Chauvin trial, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden doesn’t see that as "weighing in." "I don't think he would see it as weighing in on the verdict," Psaki said. Some were shocked to hear a sitting president weigh in before a verdict is announced. "Elected officials should not be weighing into an ongoing trial, especially one where the "wrong" verdict will result in mass chaos." BIDEN 'PRAYING' CHAUVIN JURY REACHES 'RIGHT VERDICTChauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.
GOP senators grill Stacey Abrams on her true feelings on voter security measures
CONSERVATIVE BLACK LEADERS DEFEND GEORGIA VOTING BILL, HIT 'BIASED NEWS MEDIA' COVERAGE"My question for Ms. Abrams: do you support voter identification laws?" "There are 35 states in the United States that have had voter identification laws. What I've objected to is restrictive voter identification laws that narrow the set of permissible materials[.]" Later on, however, Abrams said "intent matters" when discussing different states' voting laws. The two then engaged in a back and forth over voter ID laws, with Abrams saying she objects to laws that restrict who can participate in elections.
Biden White House officially supports making DC the 51st state
President Biden's White House Tuesday formally backed making Washington, D.C., the 51st state of the union and urged Congress to pass the H.R. 51 legislation to give Washingtonians "long overdue full representation." The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said the Biden administration "strongly supports" the D.C. statehood legislation that would give the district two new senators and one member of Congress. HOUSE COMMITTEE ADVANCES DC STATEHOOD BILL ALONG PARTY-LINE VOTE"For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington, D.C., have been deprived of full representation in the U.S. Congress," the White House OMB statement said. "Establishing the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, as the 51st state will make our union stronger and more just," the White House said.
NYPD's top cop blasts Maxine Waters’ words to Minnesota protesters as ‘reckless’
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea blasted Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments urging Minnesota protesters to "get more confrontational" as "incredibly reckless" — and said he has "even stronger feelings" he won’t air publicly. The judge in Chauvin’s murder trial, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill, said Waters’ comments could lead to the whole case "being overturned." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAsked specifically about her comments, Waters claimed she was talking about "confronting the justice system" and "legislation." "I talk about confronting the justice system, confronting the policing that’s going on, I’m talking about speaking up," she said. I’m talking about elected officials doing what needs to be done to control their budgets and to pass legislation."
House Republicans demand vulnerable Democrats return AOC donations: 'Give back her socialist cash'
The Republican Party's campaign arm launched a new website this week calling on more than two dozen House Democrats, many from highly competitive districts, to return campaign contributions from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The website — named "Socialist Give Back" — lists 26 House Democrats who received donations from Ocasio-Cortez, accusing them of supporting some of their party's most liberal policies. AOC SHOWERS DOZENS OF VULNERABLE HOUSE DEMS WITH CAMPAIGN CASHAt least four Democrats, who were not named on the NRCC's list, already returned the money, Federal Election Commission records show. After the death of Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings earlier this month, Democrats hold a very precarious six-seat majority, one of the thinnest margins in decades. Ocasio-Cortez is one of the Democrats' top fundraisers, raking in close to $2.8 million in the first three months of this year.
Rep. McCarthy believes he can get 15 Dem votes to censure Maxine Waters
“And if they hold together, then they are going to own what not only Maxine Waters has been saying but what Tlaib and the others about removing police officers and others. McCarthy, who has told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to take action against Waters (D-Calif.) or that he will, said Waters deserves to be censured by her House colleagues. “I believe it rises to that level because Maxine Waters believes there is value in violence,” ?the Republican told Fox News. Rep. Maxine Waters spoke to protesters in Minneapolis as the Derek Chauvin murder trial was underway. Derek Chauvin’s defense lawyer is calling for a mistrial because of Rep. Maxine Waters’ remarks.
Uncle of boy found at border reportedly wants him to stay in US
?T?he uncle of the sobbing migrant boy abandoned in the desert near the Mexican border in Texas is saying he will fight to keep the child in the US, according to a report. Leiva asked the boy if he wants to stay with him in Miami. Wilton’s mother told Univision that she was released by her kidnappers and once again crossed into the US to seek asylum. Trejos said the boy wants to return home to “hug his father again and his grandmother?.”“Don’t allow the government to take you back,” Misael Obregon Leiva told his nephew over the phone. Wilton Aniel Obregon YoutubeBut Leiva asked Wilton about that conversation? and the boy denied saying anything to him.
Wyoming runner faces off with hungry bear stalking him
A runner in Wyoming displayed steely courage when he talked down a large bear — rather than fend it off with repellant spray — that was pursuing him. The three-minute POV clip, which was shot on a road in Grand Teton National Park, shows a cinnamon-colored black bear rambling out of the woods toward the jogger. But the bear eventually loses interest and heads back into the woods. A black bear pursued runner Evan Matthews in Wyoming before he was seemingly able to discourage its interest. Viralhog.com“Well, now, that’s the first time I’ve been kind of run up on by a bear,” he says with a small laugh.
Venmo will now let customers buy and sell cryptocurrencies
Mobile payment app, Venmo will now let customers buy and sell bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, marking the latest effort to make digital tokens more mainstream. The Paypal-owned Venmo said starting Tuesday it will display a new feature on its app that will let users buy four different cryptocurrencies — bitcoin, ether, litecoin and bitcoin cash — with a minimum spending requirement of $1. The move build’s on PayPal’s decision to allow users to buy crypto through its main platform and use them to pay online merchants for goods globally. With more than 70 million users, most of which are younger Americans, Venmo is a natural choice for PayPal to extend its cryptocurrency service. Bitcoin and other digital currencies have not only surged in price this year, but they have also been embraced by mainstream companies.
Real estate industry faces hurdles in NY’s new legal weed business
Naturally, the commercial real estate industry is jonesing for a cut of that action. Each aspect of the business will require a separate license for cultivation, processing, distribution and so on. “Real estate needs to build out capacity to meet the significant demand expected for cannabis products,” according to NewLake’s president Anthony Coniglio. McMurray SternIn March, NewLake Capital merged with GreenAcreage Real Estate Corp. “Real estate needs to build out capacity to meet the significant demand expected for cannabis products,” Coniglio said.
Prices for household staples like diapers, detergent poised to surge
Household supplies from detergent to diapers are poised to slap consumers with sticker shock this fall, even as the US slowly emerges from the pandemic. Procter & Gamble — the maker of Tide detergent, Pampers diapers and Gillette razors — said Tuesday it plans to raise prices on a slew of products by September, citing the rising cost of raw materials and shipping. The announcement comes just weeks after rival Kimberly-Clark, which makes Scott toilet paper and Huggies diapers, said it is planning price hikes in the mid-to-high-single digits by June. Procter & Gamble blamed the hikes on the “impact of rising commodity prices,” including surging costs for raw materials like wood pulp and resin. Getty ImagesThe last time paper products’ prices went up significantly was in 2018 when there was a similar run on pulp, experts said.
President Biden says he’s ‘praying’ that jurors convict Derek Chauvin
President Biden says he’s “praying” that jurors convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder for killing George Floyd — less than 24 hours after the judge in the case called on elected officials to stop talking about the trial. The blunt assessment by the nation’s top elected official comes the morning after the judge in the Chauvin case called on politicians to zip their lips. “They’re a good family and they’re calling for peace and tranquility no matter what that verdict is,” Biden said. President Joe Biden has repeatedly denounced George Floyd’s death but had previously stopped short of weighing in on the trial itself. Biden may also speak after a guilty verdict, the White House aides said.
Democrats try to redefine words ‘court-packing,’ ‘infrastructure,’ ‘bipartisan’ amid political warfare
Words like "infrastructure," "court-packing" and "bipartisan" are being defined very broadly by Democrats as they try to message their policy proposals to the American people. DEMOCRATS, BIDEN PUSH LIMITS OF INFRASTRUCTURE DEFINITION AS FIGHT OVER SPENDING PLAN TAKES SHAPEThat question is such a big deal because the White House is selling its recently announced spending package as an infrastructure plan. Deese and other supporters of Biden's spending plan have also argued that the $400 billion it directs for home care of elderly and disabled people represents "care infrastructure." BIDEN ADVISER ARGUES FOR 'UPDATE' TO MEANING OF 'INFRASTRUCTURE' WHILE PITCHING BROAD $2T SPENDING PLAN"Paid leave is infrastructure. Not a single Republican member of Congress supported Biden's coronavirus stimulus and none are behind his more recent spending plan.
DeSantis says mainstream media has 'lost credibility,' pushes false narratives 'with impunity'
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Rep. Owens, who 'experienced' Jim Crow, calls Georgia comparisons 'outrageous,' accuses Dems of 'true racism'
The title of Tuesday's hearing was "Senate Judiciary Hearing - Jim Crow 2021: The Latest Assault on the Right to Vote," echoing a comparison that was famously made by President Biden. "To call this Jim Crow 2021 is an insult, my friends," he later said. "For those who never lived Jim Crow, we are not in Jim Crow." Warnock did not shy away from the Jim Crow comparisons, calling his state's law "a full-fledged assault on voting rights, unlike anything we have seen since the era of Jim Crow." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe senator continued to compare the current situation to the Jim Crow South, implying that Georgia's current law requires action just as Jim Crow laws did.
Minnesota city spent over $9,000 to protect home of former officer who shot Daunte Wright
The city of Champlin, Minnesota, is seeking more than $9,200 in reimbursements for security fencing outside former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter's home. Photos posted to Twitter show barricades and police vehicles outside Potter's home on April 14, three days after the former officer allegedly shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright to death during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. She added that the city already owns the barricades used around Potter's home, but the fencing cost the city a total of $9,236, for which it is seeking reimbursement "should a source become available." The city has yet to identifiy specifc daily costs "going forward," including personnel costs "due to this being a multi-agency effort with mutual aid from area cities," Wagner continued. Fox News' Stephanie Pagnones and Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.
What happens now that jurors in Derek Chauvin's murder trial are sequestered?
LIVE UPDATES: MINNESOTA ON EDGE AS JURY DELIBERATES DEREK CHAUVIN'S FATEThe jury was sequestered on Monday by Judge Peter Cahill, who advised jurors to "plan for long and hope for short" when packing. Throughout the Chauvin trial, jurors have been partially sequestered and supervised in the courthouse at all times. But in this case, they will be able to view video evidence as they need to during deliberations. But in this case jury questions will be answered over Zoom. "You must be absolutely fair," Cahill told the jurors, adding, "This case is in your hands as judges of the facts.
'Learn my name': Rep. McClain slams Pelosi's 'that woman' remark, Dems' double standard on Maxine Waters
"The Democrats have set a standard and all I’m asking is Madam Speaker, don’t you think we both should play by the same rules?" The GOP congresswoman also criticized Waters directly, claiming that she found it difficult to "misinterpret" the California representative’s comments urging protesters to become more "confrontational." "That woman on the floor should be apologizing for what she said," Pelosi, told The Hill on Monday. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMcClain responded on Twitter, saying that as "that woman," she wouldn’t "apologize for calling out the double standards" set by Pelosi. Pelosi said Monday that Waters should not apologize for her comments and called criticism of her words a "misrepresentation by the other side."
Pence says he’s on ‘the road to a full recovery' after surgery to implant pacemaker
Former Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday he is back to work and "on the road to a full recovery" after undergoing surgery to install a pacemaker last week. PENCE UNDERGOES ROUTINE SURGERY TO IMPLANT PACEMAKERThe former vice president underwent a routine surgery after experiencing a slow heart rate. Pence first disclosed an asymptomatic heart blockage in 2016 after becoming the GOP’s nominee for vice president. While Pence has remained quiet about his future political plans, pundits consider him a likely 2024 Republican presidential contender. The stop in South Carolina will no doubt spark more speculation, as the Palmetto state holds the first southern primary and votes third in the GOP presidential nominating calendar.
Brian Stelter’s CNN show continues to struggle, draws smallest audience of 2021
Left-wing pundit Brian Stelter's media show "Reliable Sources" hit another yearly low on Sunday, averaging only 885,000 viewers for its least-watched episode of 2021. Stelter’s program has now failed to crack the one-million viewer plateau for five of the past six telecasts as the show continues to struggle. Fox News’ "MediaBuzz," the media affirs show which is Stelter’s direct timeslot competition, averaged 1.3 million total viewers to defeat "Reliable Sources" by 47 percent. The numbers indicate Stelter’s rhetoric against "ridiculous" criticism he faced for ignoring an attack on his own colleagues went largely unheard, until it was later mocked on social media. Stelter’s CNN colleagues were pelted with water bottles but he didn’t put the story in his newsletter that covers the media industry, leading to speculation he didn’t want to ruin CNN’s "peaceful protest" narrative.
Biden 'praying' Chauvin jury reaches 'right verdict,' calling case 'overwhelming'
As the nation awaits a verdict by the jury in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, President Biden said on Tuesday he is "praying the verdict is the right verdict." Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death. "I can only imagine the pressure and anxiety they're feeling, and so I waited until the jury was sequestered, and I called," Biden explained. They're a good family, and they're calling for peace and tranquility, no matter what that verdict is. I'm praying that verdict is the right verdict, which I think it's overwhelming, in my view.
Derek Chauvin trial verdict: How long do juries typically deliberate?
Shorter deliberation times, according to the report, often result in a verdict that is favorable toward the defendant. Guyger shot Jean, her unarmed Black neighbor, to death after, she said, she mistook his apartment for her own. And in California, a jury convicted Scott Peterson in 2004 after a week of deliberating, according to the report. In terms of how long the deliberations in the Chauvin trial will carry on, Cahill previously said: "It's up to the jury." Earlier in the trial, in planning for deliberations to begin, Cahill told jurors that when packing for sequestration that they should "plan for long and hope for short."
House Republicans prepare to introduce resolution to censure Maxine Waters
House Republicans are pushing forward with a resolution to censure Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for her charged rhetoric before demonstrators in Minnesota that even drew a rebuke from the judge in the former police officer Derek Chauvin murder trial. "I'd like to see Maxine Waters apologize for the inflammatory comments that she's made inciting violence," Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., said Tuesday in support of the censure resolution. Republicans hope to get enough rank-and-file Democrats to cross over, but House leadership has stood by Waters. "Democrat Maxine Waters stood in the streets of Minnesota while breaking curfew and inciting riots that led to gunshots being fired at National Guardsmen," Greene said. Maxine Waters must be held accountable for her words and actions.
Dem Rep. Dingell snaps over police, race: 'I am tired of people making us make false choices'
Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell said she is "tired" of having to make "false choices" between racial justice and public safety in a spirited moment on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, as the country awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota. Dingell, D-Mich., during a press conference with Democrats, defended law enforcement while acknowledging there are "some" bad actors. WHAT HAPPENS NOW THAT JURORS IN DEREK CHAUVIN'S MURDER TRIAL ARE SEQUESTERED? "We have people that are working every day to keep us safe, and there are some bad ones in there, but I am tired of people making us make false choices," Dingell said. Chauvin faces second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges after being captured on video kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly 10 minutes, which sparked protests around the globe.
Russia sends fleet of warships into Black Sea as tensions rise with US, Ukraine
Russia sent a fleet of over 20 warships to launch multiple cruise missiles in the Black Sea on Tuesday — days after defying President Biden’s demand that the nation drop its military offensive against neighboring Ukraine. At the same time, he scrapped plans to send two US warships to the Black Sea. The Kremlin has continued to increase its military presence in the region, specifically with its naval ships in the Black Sea. Over the weekend, it sent two more warships and 15 smaller vessels to join the fleet it already has in that waterway. Security staff patrol the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia, on April 20, 2021.
Japanese businessmen brighten makeup industry amid pandemic
Japanese businessmen in their 40s, 50s and 60s who had little interest in cosmetics before the pandemic are increasingly visiting Tezuka’s salon, Ikemen-Works, hoping for a better look in online meetings. A large personal care company, Shiseido, says one of its male makeup lines has seen double-digit growth during the pandemic. Company officials give a similar reason: Men, confronted with the sight of their faces repeatedly during online meetings, want to improve what they see. After Shiseido released makeup filters for women for online meetings like Zoom last year, comments from businessmen flooded in to its social media accounts requesting filters for men. Japanese businessmen in their 40s, 50s and 60s who had little interest in cosmetics before the pandemic are increasingly visiting Ikemen-Works hoping for a better look in online meetings.
Maxine Waters Jeopardizes Floyd Murder Trial with ‘Confrontational’ Comments
Howie Kurtz on the Derek Chauvin jury starting day two of deliberations, the Judge in the trial saying comments by Congresswoman Maxine Waters could fuel a mistrial appeal and former President Trump telling his supporters they should get vaccinated. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Leo Terrell blasts Maxine Waters: She gave 'OK' for riots after Chauvin trial
Fox News contributor Leo Terrell said on Tuesday that Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., incited a crowd to be "confrontational" to "continually put pressure on the jury" in the Derek Chauvin trial. LIBERAL MEDIA DEFENDS, DOWNPLAYS MAXINE WATERS' RHETORIC: 'SHE GIVES IT TO YOU LIKE IT IS!' Maxine Waters intentionally incited that crowd and continually put pressure on the jury to come back with a verdict. …I have no problem with the president calling the family because of the loss of George Floyd. What Maxine Waters did this weekend was horrific, horrific, and it's going to inflame rioting in the city.
Dems' Green New Deal 2.0 'not the way forward' on climate change: Lomborg
Bjorn Lomborg, president of Copenhagen Consensus, slammed Democrats’ plans to reintroduce the Green New Deal, stressing that a "smarter approach" is needed. Lomborg made the comments a few hours before Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., reintroduced the Green New Deal during a news conference. Some Republicans, including Rep. Nancy Mace, have slammed the infrastructure bill as essentially being the Green New Deal. "Of course people are not actually going to live up to that, they’re not going to vote for those kinds of guys and it won't solve the problem." "And so really we need to invest a lot more in research and development into green energy to innovate the price of green energy down below fossil fuel."
Conservative Black leaders defend Georgia voting bill, hit 'biased news media' coverage
A group of conservative Black leaders defended the new Georgia voting law In a letter on Tuesday, including one signee who singled out the media for irresponsible coverage of the issue. But the conservative leaders pushed back against critics of the law who have replaced "hysteria for judgment," arguing the bill "will help rebuild voter confidence, and make sure every vote counts." WILL SMITH, ANTOINE FUQUA MOVIE 'EMANCIPATION' PULLS OUT OF FILMING IN GEORGIA DUE TO VOTER LAWSThe Media Research Center produced a 4-minute video debunking a few of the more widely shared "myths" about the Georgia voting law. The bill shores up absentee voting application rules, extends early voting days, shortens the runoff period, and codifies drop boxes, among other reforms. "What a massive conflict of interest," the conservative leaders write.
DeSantis embraces YouTube alternative as conservatives battle Big Tech
Ron DeSantis is embracing a YouTube alternative after the Google-owned platform removed a video featuring the Republican governor and public health experts, claiming they shared misinformation. RON DESANTIS CRITICIZES GOOGLE, YOUTUBE CENSORSHIP POLICIES AS 'ORWELLIAN'DeSantis posted his first video to the platform on April 15, titled "Gov. DeSantis Fights Back Against Big Tech Censorship." "What we're really witnessing is Orwellian – it is a Big Tech, corporate media collusion," DeSantis said, adding that "the end result is that the narrative is always right." DeSantis' use of Rumble comes after YouTube, earlier this month, removed a video featuring DeSantis and a roundtable panel of medical officials in Florida.
Ben Domenech rips Dr. Fauci's comments on gun violence: 'Completely out of his depth'
Fox News contributor Ben Domenech slammed Dr. Fauci on Tuesday for suggesting that gun violence was a public health issue during a recent TV interview. Domenech lauded Fauci's medical expertise but said he's gotten "out over his skis" by increasingly commenting on social issues. FAUCI TIES GUN VIOLENCE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUEBEN DOMENECH: I’m sick and tired of this out-of-his-depth bureaucrat Dr. Fauci feeling that he can just weigh in on any kind of matter socially and have a reaction from America’s media and from politicians. He was wrong about school closings, he was wrong about our lockdowns and on masks, he was wrong too. And the fact is we shouldn’t have bureaucrats, who have so much faith in their own infallibility that they feel they need to weigh in on every aspect of our lives.
Biden offered support in call with George Floyd family, who says protests should be 'peaceful'
The brother of George Floyd said Tuesday that President Biden called him to offer support as closing arguments ended and jury deliberation begins in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. "He knows how it is to lose a family member, and he knows the process of what we're going through," Philonise Floyd said of Biden during an appearance on NBC's "Today" show. While Philonise Floyd said he wanted protesters to remain "peaceful," he said he couldn't prevent people from expressing their pain – especially following the recent fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright just 10 miles from Floyd's encounter with Chauvin last May. Philonise Floyd testified as a character witness during the trial earlier this month. Ben Crump, a prominent civil rights attorney representing the Floyd family, categorized the courtroom exchange regarding Waters as "the defense's desperate attempt to distract us further."
George W. Bush shares thoughts on Derek Chauvin trial as jury deliberates
“I think the first thing is, Hoda, that that people know that the trial has been conducted fairly. “All I can tell you is that if the trial is not conducted fairly, there is an appeal process. The trial of former cop Chauvin has been going on for three weeks. George Floyd was killed in May of last year after having his neck knelt on for over nine minutes. President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush leave their daughter Jenna Bush Hagar’s apartment after dinner in New York City.
Dermot Shea blasts Maxine Waters’ words to protesters as ‘reckless’
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea blasted Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments urging Minnesota protesters to “get more confrontational” as “incredibly reckless” — and said he has “even stronger feelings” he won’t air publicly. I cannot repeat what I think.”Rep. Maxine Waters joined activists protesting the police killing of Daunte Wright. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away, we’ve got to get more confrontational.”Rep. Maxine Waters has come under fire from Republicans, Judge Peter Cahill, and now Dermot Shea for her remarks. Dermot Shea worries Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments could incite violence in New York City. Getty ImagesAsked specifically about her comments, Waters claimed she was talking about “confronting the justice system” and “legislation.”“I talk about confronting the justice system, confronting the policing that’s going on, I’m talking about speaking up,” she said.
Biden called George Floyd’s brother amid Chauvin jury deliberations
President Biden called George Floyd’s brother Monday as the jury began deliberations in the trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin and told him “he was praying for us,” the family said Tuesday, according to a report. “He knows how it is to lose a family member, he knows the process of what we’re going through,” Floyd said. Joe Biden called Philonise Floyd amid the deliberations in the trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin. Protesters march through the streets of Minneapolis on the day of closing arguments in the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin on April 19, 2021. Wright’s death sparked a new round of violent protests against police brutality — with authorities already on high alert in anticipation of a Chauvin verdict.
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett scores book deal: reports
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has scored a $2-million advance on a book deal, according to multiple reports. Barrett, the newest addition to the Supreme Court, has signed with Penguin Random House, according to the Associated Press. The reported advance is high for a Supreme Court justice, although other judges like Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor have also earned large advances for past book deals. Circuit Court of Appeals by President Donald Trump in 2017 before her nomination to the Supreme Court last year. Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation was bitterly opposed by Senate Democrats, who voted unanimously against her.
Newt Gingrich: Repudiate Tlaib and Waters – here's how their support for mob rule endangers Americans
Waters’ encouragement to the mob to use "confrontational" coercion to force society to render the result the mob wants creates an immediate threat to public safety. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERHowever, Waters’ call for mob rule may be dwarfed in its impact by Tlaib’s call to abolish the police and close prisons. So, the standard for judging the words of Waters and Tlaib is not the right of free speech. Will House Democrats defend the blatant call for mob rule as people shoot at National Guardsmen (as happened shortly after Waters spoke)? This is about insisting that members of Congress do not promote mob rule or work to make America less safe.
Adam Toledo shooting: Latino groups to ask Justice Department to investigate
Latino lawyers and community leaders on Tuesday will ask the Department of Justice to investigate the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Chicago police officer. CHICAGO PROSECUTOR PLACED ON LEAVE OVER STATEMENT ABOUT WHETHER TOLEDO HAD GUN IN HANDStillman is white and Adam was Latino. The investigation was prompted by the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald, a Black 16-year-old, by a white officer. Jason Van Dyke was later convicted of murder for shooting the teen 16 times, video of which the city fought to suppress. The groups calling for changes Tuesday include the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and the Pilsen Law Center.
Bush says GOP becoming 'nativist' party but slams 'open borders' immigration in rare interview
Former President George W. Bush on Tuesday criticized both Republicans and Democrats for their approaches to immigration, warning against demonizing immigrants but also against open borders policies. Bush was asked about Republicans' approach to the immigration issue. But the former president also criticized Democrats over how they've handled the immigration issue through the years and emphasized the importance of a secure border. "Some of the Democrat colleagues weren't listening when I was president," Bush said. "And you can't have a country that has open borders."
Stanford failed to disclose funding for research using fetal tissue in mice, group alleges in NIH complaint
The complaint filed with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) argues that Stanford Medical School's news center failed, as a whole, to report these amounts. Tuesday's complaint to the NIH could add to mounting scrutiny surrounding fetal tissue research, the restrictions for which were recently loosened by the Biden administration. "Fourteen human fetal samples were obtained from Stemexpress (Folsom, CA) and shipped overnight," one of the study papers reads. Proponents of fetal tissue research have argued it can contribute to substantial medical innovations. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), fetal tissue research has helped defend against diseases and understand viral infections.
NYC instructor 'relieved of his teaching duties' after criticizing racial 'indoctrination' of students
A math instructor has been "relieved of his teaching duties" after voicing criticism of his Manhattan private school's purported racial "indoctrination" of its students. I have informed him that he is relieved of his teaching duties, and we've asked two support teachers to take over his math classes for the final quarter. Rossi, however, is reportedly firing back in a response letter that accuses Davison of duplicity in how he has described racial teachings. Prior to Sunday's letter, Rossi had told the Daily Mail that he was put on remote work out of safety concerns. When asked for clarification, GCS spokesperson Topher Nichols told Fox News: "In terms of our previous statement on Paul's employment status.
NYC parent rips $54G-a-year private Manhattan school over 'cancerous' anti-racism policies
A New York City private school has allegedly mandated that parents take "anti-racism" training as part of the admission process, leading one parent to withdraw his daughter and issue a scathing condemnation. Andrew Gutmann, an investment banker, was shocked to see some changes to The Brearley School’s admission process. The Brearley School reportedly has tuition of around $54,000 a year. The school claimed that students were "frightened and intimidated" by the fact that the letter was sent to their homes. The Brearley School did not return Fox News' request for comment.
China's Xi warns against 'unilateralism' as tensions with US, neighbors rise
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for more equitable management of global affairs and, in an implicit rejection of U.S. dominance, said governments shouldn’t impose rules on others. Xi’s speech at an economic forum comes amid rising tension with China’s neighbors and Washington over its strategic ambitions and demands for a bigger role in making trade and other rules. Xi called for stronger cooperation in research on coronavirus vaccines and steps to make them available to developing countries. "No matter how far it develops, China will never seek hegemony, expand, seek spheres of influence or engage in an arms race," Xi said. "Building walls and decoupling violate economic and market rules, harming others," Xi said.
Liberal media defends, downplays Maxine Waters' rhetoric: 'She gives it to you like it is!'
CNN'S DON LEMON: 'PEOPLE WITH HALF A BRAIN' KNOW MAXINE WATERS WASN'T INCITING VIOLENCEMany interpreted Waters’ comments as a call for further unrest in a city that has already been plagued by violent protests. Yuccas called the judge’s comments "surprising" and stressed the judge "openly told the defense" Waters’ rhetoric could lead to an appeal. REPUBLICANS SLAM MAXINE WATERS FOR TELLING PROTESTERS TO 'GET MORE CONFRONTATIONAL' OVER CHAUVIN TRIAL"Eric Nelson is now using Rep Maxine Waters saying that protesters should get 'more active' & 'more confrontational' if Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted as a reason for a mistrial to be declared. "Maxine Waters is not calling for violence. "Maxine Waters is not the issue here," Lemon told colleague Wolf Blitzer before comparing her to a "fight" in the stands at a baseball game, in terms of being a distraction.
US ambassador to Russia is coming home for consultations after sanctions traded
MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations — a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions. While ordering the sanctions, Biden also called for de-escalating tensions and held the door open for cooperation with Russia in certain areas. "As for the Russian ambassador, the president of Russia will decide when such expediency comes," Peskov said during a conference call with reporters. He said, "Russia certainly can’t order" the U.S. ambassador to return home for consultations but can recommend that he do so. The Biden administration held the door open for more hard-hitting moves if need be.
Chad’s longtime president Idriss Déby dies after fight against rebels
Chad President Idriss Déby — who ruled the central African country for over 30 years — died Tuesday of wounds suffered on the battlefield during a fight against rebels, the military announced. A supporter carries a picture of Chad President Idriss Deby during a Peace Process rally in Darfur. REUTERSAn 18-month transitional council will be led by the late president’s 37-year-old son, Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, the military said, as it imposed a nightly 6 p.m. curfew. Chadian President Idriss Deby inspects a seized rebel technical in Adre, Chad. Deby first came to power in 1990 when his rebel forces overthrew then-President Hissene Habre.
Maxine Waters says her ‘words don’t matter’ over Chauvin judge concerns
“The judge says my words don’t matter,” she falsely claimed. Rep. Maxine Waters says her calls for protesters to “get more confrontational” are harmless. I’m talking about legislation. Derek Chauvin is on trial for his alleged role in the death of George Floyd. Rep. Maxine Waters has insisted she is nonviolent and blamed Republicans for the outcry over her remarks.
Maxine Waters reportedly requested police protection during Minnesota trip
Rep. Maxine Waters — who has been blasted for calling on protesters to “get more confrontational” if former cop Derek Chauvin is acquitted of murder charges in George Floyd’s death — reportedly asked for police protection during her trip to Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd (pictured). Tuesday’s cover of the New York Post features Maxine Waters. During an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday, Waters said she went to Minnesota as a “kind of Auntie Maxine” to lend her support for the protesters. Since the incident, violence has erupted in Brooklyn Center, where dozens have been arrested amid rioting and looting.
DeSantis sending message that protesting is okay, but rioting is 'unacceptable': Florida sheriff
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd joined "Fox & Friends" Tuesday and said that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' new anti-rioting bill sends a message that protests are fine, but violence is not. DESANTIS SIGNS FLORIDA'S 'ANTI-RIOT' BILL INTO LAWGRADY JUDD: [The bill] reconfirms our commitment to keep the community safe. Governor DeSantis, Chris Sprowls--our Speaker of the House, Wilton Simpson our Senate President, worked together to say look, protests are fine. But, if the government officials don’t have our back then it’s impossible to keep the community safe and that’s what we’ve seen throughout the nation.
Cuomo scandal: Who is paying for the embattled governor's legal defense?
A spokesman for State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office told the Albany Times Union that Cuomo's office has not submitted any of the attorney contracts to the comptroller's office for approval, which is required for contracts over $50,000. The newspaper also reported that attorney Rita Glavin is representing Cuomo in his personal capacity regarding allegations that he groped a female staff member, and that the firm Morvillo Abramowitz is representing Cuomo's office in the face of a federal probe. Fox News reached out to each firm and Cuomo's office asking who is paying for the legal fees, but none had responded by the time of this publication. Cuomo has apologized for making comments that made people uncomfortable, but insisted that he never meant to offend. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThere would be precedent for Cuomo to use his campaign funds to cover his attorneys' fees.
Chad president Idriss Deby Itno dies in fight against rebels, military says
Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno died on a battlefield Tuesday in the fight against rebels who opposed his rule, the central African nation’s military announced. An 18-month transitional council will now be led by Deby’s 37-year-old son, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, the military said, while a nightly curfew of 6 p.m. will be in effect. It was not known why the president would have visited the frontlines in northern Chad or participated in ongoing clashes with the rebels who opposed his rule. The rebels are believed to have armed and trained in neighboring Libya before crossing into northern Chad on April 11. Their arrival came on the same day that Chad’s president sought a sixth term on election day, which several top opposition candidates boycotted.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis discusses legislation to strengthen police protection and prevent riots
Ron DeSantis discussed law and order legislation he will "sign very soon" to prevent riots and strengthen police protections in Florida. RON DESANTIS: Over the summer, we were one of the states that said ‘we’re not having riots in the state of Florida,’ so we put our foot down, we protected our folks. The bill I’m going to sign very soon is the strongest set of reforms in the country to even strengthen our hand more. We’re able to put people in jail if they riot or assault a police officer. And, in fact, you assault a police officer during a riot, you have a mandatory jail sentence of at least six months.
Bush warns Biden withdrawal from Afghanistan risks harming women, girls by empowering 'brutal' Taliban
Former President George W. Bush warned Tuesday that President Biden's decision to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 could have harmful implications for women and girls if the "brutal" Taliban retakes power. "My first reaction was, wow, these girls are going to have real trouble with the Taliban," Bush said. "A lot of gains have been made, and so I'm deeply concerned about the plight of women and girls in that country." He added: "I think the administration hopes that the girls are going be OK through diplomacy. All I know is the Taliban, when they had the run of the place, they were brutal."
On 4/20, pot prisoners ask Biden to honor campaign pledge and free them
WASHINGTON — As marijuana users celebrate 4/20 on Tuesday, jailed pot dealers are pleading with President Biden to honor his campaign promise to release “everyone” in prison for marijuana. “I believe President Biden truly sees the harm caused to the community of color, and I also believe President Biden will keep his promise to free all pot prisoners,” Lira said in an email from prison. I pray President Biden will consider me worthy of a second chance so my family can celebrate all the milestones we have missed over the years. The pleas for clemency come as marijuana legalization reaches a tipping point, including with recent state-level legalization in New York, Virginia and New Mexico. And Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is preparing to unveil a federal pot legalization bill.
Pro-GOP group takes aim at House Democrats over court packing
EXCLUSIVE: An outside group that backs Republican causes is going up in 14 congressional districts controlled by House Democrats with ads targeting the push by some progressives in Congress to expand the number of Supreme Court justices. The American Action Network (AAN) on Tuesday is unveiling a new issue advocacy campaign charging that the Democrats "are trying to seize control of the court." AAN will also launch phone calls in those 14 districts, as well as in the districts of 34 other House Democrats. Liberals are trying to steal the Supreme Court. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPProponents of the push call it "court reform" or "expansion," while opponents describe it as "court packing."
Federal judge rules to keep union supervision for Disney performers
About a third of Local 385's members are Disney workers, including costumed-character performers. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWSThe previous leaders of Local 385 had faced multiple complaints from its members. Disney’s costumed-character performers were upset that Local 385 leaders made a deal with Disney World officials to cut out 20 or so workers from being covered by the union, without consulting members. Union members also said Local 385 leaders had been unresponsive to grievances by members seeking help against the companies they worked for. Among them were nearly two-thirds of the 1,000 character performers at Disney World, who have been Teamsters since the early 1980s.
Reps. Roy, Herrell move to force House vote on extending Trump-era border restrictions
Roy filed a discharge petition to force a vote in the House, where Democrats hold a slim majority, on Herrell’s PAUSE Act. It allows for the rapid expulsion, often within hours, of migrants encountered at the southern border. "Title 42 border health protections may be the only thing keeping Biden’s border crisis from becoming a full-blown catastrophe," Herrell said in a statement. There are 212 Republicans in the House, meaning it would require a handful of Democrats to break ranks. After months of denying the situation at the border is a "crisis," Biden used that word on Saturday when defending his initial move to keep the refugee cap at Trump-era levels.
Judge upholds ex-police officer Michael Slager’s 20-year sentence for killing Walter Scott
Slager’s 20-year sentence was one of the longest in recent memory for a police officer for an on-duty killing. Slager pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights charge for shooting Scott in the back five times on April 4, 2015. Slager’s new lawyers didn’t question his guilt, just a sentence that according to federal prison records will keep him behind bars until 2033. While Slager pleaded guilty to a civil rights offense, the length of his sentence depended on how federal judge David Norton interpreted the shooting. In the end, even a great lawyer could not overcome the video of Slager shooting nine times at a running man’s back and then lying about it, Gergel said.
RNC sets fundraising record in March in drive to retake control of Congress
EXCLUSIVE: The Republican National Committee (RNC) raked in $17.8 million in fundraising last month, which it highlights is its best ever off-cycle March haul. And the RNC says it brought in a total of $44.4 million during the January-March first quarter (Q1) of fundraising this year, its best post-presidential election first quarter in the national party committee’s history. GUNNING FOR MAJORITY, HOUSE GOP RE-ELECTION ARM REPORTS LARGE FUNDRAISING HAULAccording to the fundraising figures, shared with Fox News on Tuesday ahead of the monthly filing, the RNC reported no debt. "Every dollar we raise is a stand against Biden and Congressional Democrats’ serial record of failure in office," RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. The RNC’s $17.8 million haul in March followed $16.3 million in January and $10.4 million in February.
Dr. Nicole Saphier: COVID and Anthony Fauci – here's the best thing he can do right now
Almost everyone has strong opinions about Dr. Anthony Fauci. DR. SAPHIER & CHAFFETZ: BIG TECH VS. SCIENCE – SUPPRESSING DEBATE HURTS FIGHT AGAINST COVID. Dr. Fauci said many times in the early months of 2020. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe reason Dr. Fauci has remained in his role for decades is because he is a good bystander. To be sure, Dr. Fauci has gotten many things right.
Minnesota’s Walz declares state of emergency prior to Derek Chauvin verdict
Tim Walz, the Minnesota Democrat, declared a state of emergency Monday night in the counties around Minneapolis as the city prepares for the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. Fox 9 reported that Walz held a news conference to lay out his plans to maintain security. He said the state is bringing in police backup from Nebraska and Ohio. The report pointed out that the Minnesota Senate approved $9 million in emergency funding to deal with potential unrest. The murder case against Chauvin in the death of George Floyd went to the jury Monday.
Supreme Court Expansion: Nine For Now
This week, Trey Gowdy weighs in on the controversial idea of expanding the Supreme Court from nine to thirteen Justices, why he believes it shouldn’t happen, and shares what his judicial philosophy is. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Waters brushes off judge’s criticism over ‘confrontational’ comment, claims he said her words ‘don’t matter'
Judge Peter Cahill was asked by Eric Nelson, the defense attorney, to declare a mistrial due to prosecutorial misconduct and Waters’ comments at a Brooklyn Center protest on Saturday night. Nelson told the court that there is a "high probability" that jurors will see Waters’ comments. Waters was asked about the judge’s comment on Monday and said, "The judge says my words don’t matter." Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took to Twitter on Sunday, saying, "Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence," Cruz tweeted with a link to a story about the California Democrat’s comments. GET THE FOX NEWS APPHe reported that some Democrats could support what one lawmaker termed a "reasonably worded" censure resolution to rebuke Waters.
Woke and Broke: Businesses Risk Paying A Price For Getting Political
The debate around whether big companies should take political stances seems to be never ending these days. Should companies be vocal about where they stand politically or can it hurt them in the long run? FOX Business anchor David Asman and CEO of Clifton Consulting, Marjorie Clifton weigh in. On Saturday, President Biden called the Southern Border situation a “crisis,” a term that has been avoided by most members of the Biden Administration. Plus, commentary by Guy Benson, host of the Guy Benson Show.
Chauvin trial judge slams inflammatory remarks by Waters
Here's what you need to know as you start your dayDerek Chauvin trial judge slams Maxine Waters' inflammatory commentsA lawyer defending Derek Chauvin, who is on trial for the death of George Floyd, cited Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., comments to Minnesota protesters over the weekend in court on Monday. "We've got to stay in the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational," Waters said, referencing a scenario where Chauvin is not convicted. Later, he served as running mate and eventual vice president to former President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. The FBI and its Albany office did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News seeking comment. 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.
Whitmer faces fresh criticism after visit to Florida revealed
Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Democrat who recently blamed travelers for new COVID-19 variants in her state, visited Florida more than a month ago, Fox News confirmed. Tiffany Brown, a spokesperson for Whitmer, said the trip was not at taxpayers’ expense and the governor was not away for long, according to the report. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel was in Gulf Shores, Alabama, according to the Michigan Information & Research Service. A DHHS spokesperson told Fox News last week that the agency does not "discuss the director’s personal schedule." Whitmer told NBC’s "Meet the Press" on Sunday that cases in her state could be beginning to slow down.
Putin is calling the shots
In amassing 150,000 troops near Ukraine’s border, Russian President Vladimir Putin has caught the Biden administration and its European allies flatfooted. But there isn’t much America and NATO can do beyond pressuring Putin as they’ve always done — by issuing empty threats. What’s more, on Tuesday Biden agreed to a summit with Putin, a move that official Moscow is saluting as a victory. After smarting at Biden calling him a “killer,” Putin is demonstrating that he has a killer instinct, at least when it comes to foreign affairs. Indeed, the most likely prospect is that Putin will continue to raise and lower tensions in Ukraine at will.
Los Angeles mayor proposes $24M pilot basic income program in budget
LOS ANGELES—Eric Garcetti, the Democrat mayor of Los Angeles, outlined the city’s budget that takes effect on July 1 and includes $24 million earmarked for a Guaranteed Basic Income pilot program that will provide 2,000 low-income families with $1,000 a month for the year. Fox 11 reported that Garcetti called the program the largest in the country and said the families will receive the funds, "no questions asked." The Los Angeles Times reported that the budget will be released on Tuesday. The paper said the Los Angeles City Council also plans to send more than $11 million in funds from the police department to new initiatives in poorer areas of the city. "It isn’t just the biggest budget I’ve ever overseen – it’s the most progressive, and I would argue the most progressive in the country."
Trump says he is ‘beyond seriously’ considering 2024 White House run
Former President Donald Trump said he is “seriously” considering another White House bid during an interview that aired Monday night. Trump teased the idea of a 2024 presidential run, but again declined to fully commit, during a sit-down interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity“So I say this, I am looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously,” Trump said. “From a legal standpoint, I don’t want to really talk about it yet, it’s a little too soon,” he added. We love our country — this country. We all owe a lot to our country but now we have to help our country.”And in February, the 45th commander-in-chief refused to rule out a 2024 White House run in an interview with Newsmax.
New York man says FBI interrogated him about Capitol riot, but he was hundreds of miles away
A New York man told Fox News’ "The Ingraham Angle" exclusively Monday that he was visited at home outside Albany by two FBI agents inquiring if he is the suspect in a picture believed tied to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER DIED FROM NATURAL CAUSES AFTER THE RIOT: MEDICAL EXAMINERHe said the two identified themselves and showed him the picture. The FBI and its Albany office did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News seeking comment. Both explosive devices had "1x8-inch threaded galvanized pipes, a kitchen timer, and homemade black powder," according to the FBI. Doug Kouns, who worked for the FBI for 22 years, told NPR that the suspect seemed to make an effort to conceal their identity.
Carson accuses Democrats of using race 'to divide people and to provide power for a political class'
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson warned Democrats against stoking racial divisions on "The Ingraham Angle" Monday. "We need to move away and start to think about something that is important in this country," he added. "Just using this to divide people and to provide power for a political class is absolutely absurd and unnecessary." "I am not saying there is not a racial problem, but I will say it has gotten so much better if my lifetime. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"A person with a normal IQ is good at math," he responded.
WALTER MONDALE DIES: Biden, others remember ex-vice president
Walter Mondale, the former vice president under Jimmy Carter, died Monday at 93 and was remembered by former colleagues and politicians for his public service and reimagining the role of vice president. Later, he served as running mate and eventual vice president to former President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. She said he transformed the office of vice president into more of a joint effort with the president, creating a "true partnership." As vice president, Mondale had a close relationship with Carter. Ted Mondale served six years in the Minnesota Senate and made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1998.
Biden reacts to death of ‘dear friend and mentor’ Walter Mondale
President Joe Biden reacted to the death of Vice President Walter Mondale by remembering him as a “dear friend and mentor” who gave him trusted guidance throughout his political career. Biden and former Vice President Walter Mondale shake hands after an event honoring Mondale at The George Washington University in Washington October 20, 2015. “When I arrived in the United States Senate in 1973, Walter Mondale was one of the first people to greet me. Biden called Mondale a “dear friend and mentor.” AP“There have been few senators, before or since, who commanded such universal respect. It was Walter Mondale who defined the vice presidency as a full partnership, and helped provide a model for my service,” Biden said.
Woman seen on video wielding hatchet after slashing victim in NYC
A 23-year-old woman allegedly used a hatchet to slash a female victim inside an Upper East Side apartment on Monday night before fleeing, stealing cigarettes, and barricading herself inside a freight elevator, police said. The suspect spent about 10 minutes inside the store, according to a worker who knew the woman and sought help from a neighboring diner. Police at the scene where a woman barricaded herself in the elevator of 420 E 86th St. armed with an axe. William C. Lopez/NYPOSTSurveillance footage obtained by The Post shows her behind the counter wielding the hatchet in her right hand. William C. Lopez/NYPOSTThe woman rode the bus one block west, then got off and locked herself inside a freight elevator inside a building on East 86th Street.
LIVE UPDATES: Jury deliberations begin after closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial
The fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin accused of killing George Floyd is now in the hands of jurors. FAST FACTS Second-degree murder requires prosecutors to prove Chauvin intended to harm Floyd. Third-degree murder requires proof that Chauvin's actions were "eminently dangerous" and done with indifference to loss of life. Second-degree manslaughter requires jurors to believe that he caused Floyd's death through negligence and consciously took the chance of causing severe injury or death. At the end of the day's proceedings, defense attorney Eric Nelson voiced concerns over the impartiality of the jury given the media attention the case has received.
DeSantis signs Florida's 'anti-riot' bill into law
Ron DeSantis on Monday signed into law Florida’s "anti-riot" bill, which increases penalties for crimes committed during riots and is aimed at "combating public disorder." RON DESANTIS TELLS TUCKER CARLSON SOME FLORIDA COVID RESTRICTIONS WERE 'INEFFECTIVE,' DENOUNCES 'FAUCISM'Florida's Senate passed the bill last week 23-17. The legislation increases the charge for battery on a police officer during a riot and adds language that could force local governments to justify a reduction in law enforcement budgets. The bill allows people to sue local governments over personal or property damages if they were determined to have interfered with law enforcement response during civil unrest. It also increases penalties for protesters who block roadways or deface public monuments and creates a new crime, "mob intimidation."
Some House Democrats have problem with Waters after judge calls her out
Congressional Democrats have a major problem with House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and her ‘’confrontational" comments in Minnesota over the weekend. MCCARTHY: MAXINE WATERS 'FINDS VALUE IN VIOLENCE'; DEMOCRATS MUST CENSURE OR 'OWN' HER, TLAIB'S STATEMENTSHouse Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was already calling on Democratic leaders to take action to sanction Waters. Fox is told some Democrats are not pleased with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying that Waters shouldn’t apologize and didn’t think Waters' comments would spur violence. CNN'S DON LEMON: 'PEOPLE WITH HALF A BRAIN' KNOW MAXINE WATERS WASN'T INCITING VIOLENCEWith such a narrow majority, Democrats can only lose two votes on their side. Fox is told that some Democrats could in fact support what one lawmaker termed a "reasonably worded" censure resolution to rebuke Waters.
Mondale pens touching letter to his team prior to his death
Walter Mondale, the former vice president under Jimmy Carter, died at 93 years old on Monday and wrote his staff a touching letter before his death. MONDALE DEAD AT 93He wrote that it was becoming clear that his "time has come." Mondale served as Minnesota attorney general from 1960 to 1964 and as its U.S. senator from 1964 to 1976. Later, he served as running mate and eventual vice president to Carter from 1977 to 1981. Carter issued a statement, "Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history," Carter said in a statement.
Trump: FDA pausing Johnson & Johnson was ‘terrible,’ only benefits Pfizer, Moderna
The FDA made an awful decision to temporarily pull back Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine distribution, Former President Donald Trump shared with "Hannity" in an exclusive interview on Monday. "I think it’s very suspect as what they did with Johnson & Johnson," he said. "Because the only people that are happy about that are Pfizer and Moderna… What they did is a terrible, terrible thing." "And what the FDA did with Johnson & Johnson is so stupid… They paused it. Trump pointed out that the Pfizer vaccine was ready for distribution before the election, under the supervision of Operation Warp Speed, yet the company waited to announce its arrival to market until two days after Election Day.
Andrew Yang facing more media attacks as he holds lead in NYC mayoral polls
New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang has been facing more attacks from the media as he continues to hold a clear lead in the polls ahead of the June 22 Democratic primary. ANDREW YANG LEADING DEMOCRATIC MAYORAL PRIMARY FIELD WITH 2 MONTHS TO GO: POLL"You and I can do a better job at running New York City than Andrew Yang, no offense to Andrew Yang," Scarborough told colleague Donny Deutsch. On Saturday, the New York Daily News ran an op-ed with the headline, "Is Andrew Yang yanking our chain? Beware the lure of this mayoral candidate," comparing his political rise to that of former President Donald Trump. "Before running for mayor, Andrew Yang never bothered voting in a mayoral election.
IBM quarterly sales growth highest in over two years on cloud strength
International Business Machines Corp recorded highest quarterly sales growth in more two years and beat Wall Street targets on Monday, boosted by its bets in the high-margin cloud computing business. Shares of the Dow component, which have gained nearly 6% so far this year, were up more than 3% in extended trading. IBM EXPLORES SALE OF WATSON HEALTHSales from its cloud computing services jumped 21% to $6.5 billion in the quarter. "I am glad to see that strategic projects, which are IBM's bread and butter, are coming back," said Patrick Moorhead, analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, adding that systems and global business services growth was a surprise. "This is a good start to the year for the company who is all-in on the cloud."
Canada rolls out post-pandemic spending plan ahead of likely election
It also follows through on stimulus promised late last year, outlining a C$101.4 billion ($81 billion) "growth plan" over three years, with nearly half of that spending coming in the first year. Liberal insiders expect Trudeau to seek an election later this year to try to secure a majority in parliament. "It is clearly irresponsible to have an election or in any way to trigger an election while we are in the midst of this third wave," Jagmeet Singh told reporters. Erin O'Toole, who heads the official opposition Conservatives, said: "This is an election budget and a poor one at that." We think we're in very solid terrain," the official told reporters.
Tucker Carlson: Maxine Waters shows her true beliefs once again
There's no other system that you would want to live under, but then you're not Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. But I am very hopeful and I hope that we're going to get a verdict that will say, 'Guilty, guilty, guilty' ... Maxine Waters did not speak in a vacuum and Judge Cahill wasn't the only person who heard what she said. Leading Democrats aren't going to punish Maxine Waters because they're not embarrassed to Maxine Waters. The Lincoln Project, which tells you it so deeply cares about democracy, is not running ads against Maxine Waters.
Trump tells 'Hannity' he's 'very seriously' considering 2024 run, misses 'helping people' the most
In an exclusive, hour-long interview, former President Donald Trump told "Hannity" Monday that he will "very seriously" consider running again in 2024 if the Republican Party can "get the right people" on Capitol Hill. That means in the Senate, that means in the House," Trump told host Sean Hannity. "If they need a rally, we'll do a rally, we'll do calls, we'll do all sorts of things," Trump said before adding: "Almost everybody I endorse wins." "I miss the most, helping people," Trump responded. I had a great life, great company, great business, no problems and now all I do is, people go after you.
Ingraham: Left's idea of education is 'reading, writing and inciting'
Fox News host Laura Ingraham opened Monday's "Ingraham Angle" blasting the Left for its indoctrination young people, saying that through "reading, writing and inciting," they are teaching that it is acceptable to destroy your community if you don't like the outcome of a trial. Young people are learning that it is O-K to riot and loot when you don’t like the outcome of a trial in a far away state. But the pro-life community doesn’t embrace violence. ...Young people especially are being whipped up into a frenzy by an irresponsible media at their biased reporting. Of course, the big lie of the 1619 farce is that America is a systemically racist country and they go from there.
City council subpoenas NYPD for cost of robot dog
The city council wants to force NYPD to reveal the cost of its new “Digidog,” days after Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested the city “rethink” its use of the dystopian police robot dog. Council leaders on Monday subpoenaed the NYPD for any robot-related contracts or agreements with Boston Dynamics, the company behind the four-legged robo-cop. “The public should know how much each of these devices is costing the city,” said Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan), who issued the subpoena along with Council Speaker Corey Johnson. The city council wants to force NYPD to reveal the cost of its new “Digidog.” Peter Gerber“I haven’t seen it, but I certainly share the concern that if in any way it’s unsettling to people, we should rethink the equation,” de Blasio told reporters. Council leaders subpoenaed the NYPD for any robot-related contracts or agreements with Boston Dynamics.
OJ Simpson trial: A look back at the racially charged high-profile case
Nearly three decades ago, fears of violence and a divided public also awaited another verdict in the high-profile trial of O.J. Simpson, who was accused of brutally killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles. The Simpson trial left a deeply divided public, much along racial lines. Video footage of crowds reacting to the not guilty verdict in real time showed many Black people reacting with joy while White viewers were visibly shocked and disappointed. At the time of the trial, Los Angeles was still reeling from the 1992 riots following the acquittal of four white officers accused of beating Rodney King.
GOP leader McCarthy plans to introduce resolution to censure Waters over ‘dangerous’ rhetoric
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on Monday that he planned to introduce a resolution to censure Rep Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for "dangerous" comments she made during a trip to Minnesota over the weekend. McCarthy noted that his decision to introduce the resolution driven by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., decision to ignore Water’s behavior. Censure is essentially a formal denouncement of an elected official’s actions, which can be adopted by one or both houses of Congress. As previously reported by Fox News, Pelosi said on Monday that she did not believe Waters needed to apologize for her comments. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., filed a resolution on Monday night calling for Waters’ expulsion for "inciting violence and terrorism."
GOP bill sees 50% of American Jobs Plan spending go toward traditional infrastructure
Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, has introduced legislation to ensure 50% of President Biden's American Jobs Plan spending goes toward highways, bridges, railways, airports and other forms of traditional infrastructure. "Our bill sets the minimum at 50%, which is incredibly low and highlights how the Democrats' irresponsible spending plan is not about infrastructure," Turner told Fox News in a statement. He continued: "Infrastructure legislation must address our country's desperate need for investments in our roads, bridges, highways, waterways, and schools." HERE'S A LIST OF THINGS DEMOCRATS CALL 'INFRASTRUCTURE'The White House is casting a very wide net about what constitutes infrastructure. The American Jobs Plan references "care infrastructure," for example, which allocates $25 billion to upgrade child care facilities and $400 billion for care for the elderly and disabled, differing from the more traditional definition of infrastructure.
Rodney King trial: a look back at the racially charged high-profile case
King, who was on parole for robbery, led police on a high-speed chase through Los Angeles while under the influence of alcohol. MAXINE WATERS' COMMENTS DURING RODNEY KING RIOTS RESURFACE AMID 'CONFRONTATION' CONTROVERSYThe video was broadcast nationally, sparking outrage and demand for Daryl Gates, who was then Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, to step down. The four officers who beat King – three of whom were White – were charged with excessive use of force. Within hours the verdict ignited unrest across primarily South Central Los Angeles. In the early 1990s, more than half of the population of South Central Los Angeles was Black.
Illinois National Guard activated ahead of Chauvin verdict
J.B. Pritzker activated the Illinois National Guard Monday ahead of an expected verdict in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with George Floyd’s death. The move was in response to a request from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Pritzker’s office said 125 personnel would be deployed starting Tuesday to support Chicago police. "Members of the Guard and the Illinois State Police will support the City of Chicago’s efforts to protect the rights of peaceful protestors and keep our families safe." In the same statement, Lightfoot explained that she made the request "out of an abundance of caution," saying there weren’t any known threats.
Lindsey Graham calls Biden’s weakness towards Russia a ‘death sentence’: ‘Nobody’ is afraid of Joe Biden
President Biden is bringing a weaker demeanor to the forefront of the nation and it's apparent in his relationship with Russia, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., argued Monday on "Fox News Primetime." "This overall weakness is probably going to be a death sentence for this man," he said. "Because nobody in Russia is afraid of Joe Biden. Nobody in the world is afraid of Joe Biden and that’s dangerous for us here at home." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"On multiple fronts, America is weaker and the world is more dangerous and I blame Joe Biden."
Missouri state lawmaker faces expulsion after ethics report concludes he abused children
The report included testimony from three of Roeber’s four children as well as his ex-wife, who accused him of abuse dating back to the 1990s. Investigators concluded Roeber sexually abused two of his children and engaged in various acts of physical and mental abuse. One of the children, described in the report as "Child 1," testified that they were "groomed by [Roeber] from a very young age." "The State of Missouri has failed these children for over 20 years," the report said. Missouri state lawmakers are expected to vote on Roeber’s potential expulsion later this week.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93
Walter Mondale, a former vice president and progressive icon who once staged an unsuccessful bid to unseat Republican rival Ronald Reagan for the presidency, died Monday at age 93. Later, he served as running mate and eventual vice president to former President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. "Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history," Carter said in a statement. As vice president, Mondale had a close relationship with Carter. He was the first vice president to occupy an office in the White House, rather than in a building across the street.
Planned Parenthood disavows Margaret Sanger, but critics say it's not enough
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is attempting to disavow its founder, Margaret Sanger, for her views on race but is encountering criticism from those who say the abortion provider is perpetuating racism in its current practices. "The last half-century of legalized abortion has deepened the effects of racial inequality in the U.S. — and Planned Parenthood profits from that reality," said National Review's Alexandra DeSanctis. Despite their lower population levels, non-Hispanic Black women accounted for the largest percentage of abortions -- 38% -- while non-Hispanic white women accounted for 35%. PLANNED PARENTHOOD LATEST REPORT SHOWS INCREASE IN ABORTIONS, GOVERNMENT FUNDINGSome 39% of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) patients overall are people of color, with Latinos outnumbering people who identify as Black, according to the organization. The real threat to Black communities' safety, health, and lives stems from lack of access to quality, affordable health care, police violence and the criminalization of reproductive health care by anti-abortion opposition.
Harris says her migration czar role is ‘about bringing together’ cabinet secretaries
Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday gave reporters a surprising explanation of how she views her role leading the Biden administration’s response to the migration crisis on the US-Mexico border — saying her focus has been “about bringing together” cabinet secretaries. Harris gave the answer to reporters during an unrelated trip to North Carolina — seemingly reducing her role to coordinating among President Biden’s agency leaders. But the White House later emphasized she would address only the “root causes” of migration and not border enforcement. And Harris has been conspicuously uninvolved in directly handling the crisis during her 27 days as migration czar. Last week, Harris said she intends to travel to Latin America, including to Guatemala and Mexico, but a date has not been announced.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale dead at 93
Walter Mondale, who served as vice president under Jimmy Carter and was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984, died Monday at 93, according to a family spokesperson. Nearing his death on Sunday, the elder statesman from Minnesota spoke by phone with President Biden and former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as Vice President Harris and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, Axios reported. President Jimmy Carter embraces Vice President Walter Mondale on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Jan. 7, 1978. APIn a goodbye email obtained by the website, Mondale told 320 staffers who worked for him over his four decade-long political career how much they meant to him and said he knew they would “keep up the good fight”
CNN's Don Lemon: 'People with half a brain' know Maxine Waters wasn't inciting violence
CNN anchor Don Lemon is the latest mainstream journalist to go to bat for Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., after she was accused of inciting violence as the Derek Chauvin trial goes to the jury. Waters said she was "hopeful" Chauvin would be convicted of murder, but if he isn't, "we cannot go away." "Maxine Waters is not calling for violence. "Maxine Waters is not the issue here," Lemon told colleague Wolf Blitzer before comparing her to a "fight" in the stands at a baseball game in terms of being a distraction. "She should know better ... but was Maxine Waters really calling for people to loot and riot?
McCarthy: Maxine Waters 'finds value in violence'; Democrats must censure or 'own' her, Tlaib's statements
McCarthy told host Ben Domenech on "Fox News Primetime" that this is not the first example of Waters, 82, urging unrest to reach political ends. On "Fox News Primetime," McCarthy said Waters' most recent incendiary remarks indeed rise to the level of congressional censure. "I believe it rises to that level because Maxine Waters believes there is value in violence," he said. "I know there are probably 10 to 15 who would love to vote [for censure]. "And if they hold together, then they are going to own what not only Maxine Waters has been saying but what Tlaib and the others about removing police officers and others.
Antifa author incites violence against police on Twitter but her account remains intact
Far-left extremist Vicky Osterweil took to Twitter on Sunday to spread violent messaging against law enforcement breaking platform policy – but Twitter has yet to pull the plug on her account. Alongside Osterweil, extreme leftists and other threatening individuals continue to flounce around social media spreading violent messaging as Republican and conservative figures get the boot. This includes one of America’s oldest newspapers, The New York Post. Twitter refused to unlock the newspaper’s account until all related tweets were deleted. Meanwhile, Twitter allows the likes of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, often-dubbed White nationalist Richard Spencer, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and O.J.
Cotton accuses Maxine Waters of trying to 'fan the flames in the streets' with 'appalling' rhetoric
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., scolded Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Monday over what he called "appalling" comments and urged President Biden to prepare for national unrest as the jury deliberates the fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. "We've got to stay in the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational," Waters said, referencing a scenario in which Chauvin is acquitted. PELOSI SAYS WATERS SHOULDN'T APOLOGIZE FOR 'CONFRONTATIONAL' REMARKWaters' remarks caused outrage among prominent Republicans, many of whom have already called for her’ impeachment. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., threatened to introduce a resoltion to censure Waters if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., fails to act "against this dangerous rhetoric." Pelosi said earlier Monday, however, that she did not believe Waters needed to apologize for her comments.
Nine teens shot at 12-year-old’s birthday party in Louisiana
Nine juveniles were shot after a feud broke out at a 12-year-old child’s birthday party in Louisiana on Saturday night, authorities said. Two of them remained hospitalized as of Monday, police said, while the other seven were treated and released. No arrests have been made and police said witnesses to the mayhem have remained mum. “Not one person has given a formal statement,” Sheriff Mike Tregre said in a statement. “I am asking witnesses to come forward with information to help us learn more about what happened,” he said.
Rep. McCarthy leads effort to condemn Rep. Maxine Waters
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is leading the efforts on a measure to formally condemn Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) calling on protesters to “get more confrontational” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted of murder charges in the killing of George Floyd. “This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence. Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters’ behavior—that’s why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments,” McCarthy tweeted on Monday. Top Democrats have come to Waters’ defense, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accusing Republicans of taking Waters’ comments out of context.
NYC teachers’ union endorses Scott Stringer for mayor
The New York City teachers’ union on Monday overwhelmingly endorsed city Comptroller Scott Stringer for mayor. The UFT’s backing of Stringer does not come as a surprise — particularly to rival campaigns — as Stringer has close ties to the union. The UFT backed Stringer for Manhattan borough president in 2005, when he defeated Eva Moskowitz, CEO of Success Academy, the city’s largest charter school network. UFT president Michael Mulgrew and the union executive board recommended Stringer to the union’s delegates. Scott Stringer has been endorsed by the New York City teachers’ union.
Comptroller candidate calls for probe into Carranza’s new gig
Comptroller candidate Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is joining City Councilman Bob Holden in calling for a probe into former schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s new private sector gig. Caruso-Cabrera called on her opponents in the comptroller race — Brad Lander and Corey Johnson — to join her in calling for an investigation into any potential improprieties. Holden called on the Department of Investigation and the Conflicts of Interest Board to look into Carranza’s move. The DOE has paid IXL $5.6 million to use its software since 2011, including $3.3 million in the last two years. “To suddenly quit a $363,000-a-year job as chancellor suggests he had something to fall back on,” Holden told The Post.
Republicans seeking governorship eager to oust embattled Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo say they’re salivating at the opportunity to campaign against the scandal-scarred, three-term Democratic incumbent next year. Nine Republicans weighing a run for governor made their pitch to GOP state and county leaders in Albany on Monday, including Zeldin. They all hope to be chosen to face Cuomo, who said he intends to seek and win a fourth term. The Democratic-led Assembly’s judiciary committee is pursuing a probe of Cuomo’s scandals that could lead to impeachment. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Cuomo’s GOP opponent in 2018, said he relishes a rematch.
Dems have abandoned all principle by telegraphing approval of some rioting
They’re also up in arms about a new Florida law that strengthens punishment for those who take to the streets to commit violence. Yet encouraging more explosive rioting of the kind we saw last year seems to be a priority for some Democrats. Waters told demonstrators to “get more confrontational” with law enforcement if the Chauvin jurors decide wrongly (by her political lights). Once political and cultural elites wink at rioting, illegal behavior once universally condemned, the rioting won’t stay limited to their preferred causes. Telegraphing approval to one group may well inspire other groups to do the same.
An African-American professor on the case for black patriotism
Does this posture serve the interests, rightly understood, of black Americans? Indeed, a case can be made that the correct narrative to adopt today is one of unabashed black patriotism — a forthright embrace of American nationalism by black people. Black Americans’ birthright citizenship in what is arguably history’s greatest republic is an inheritance of immense value. Some 40 million strong, black Americans are the richest and most powerful population of African descent on the planet. Are we going to look through the dark lens of the United States as a racist, genocidal, white supremacist, illegitimate force?
What it takes for NYC Department of Education to stop endangering special-needs kids
Cheers to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for following up with a new audit in the wake of Susan Edelman’s July 2019 Post exposé on hazardous and unsafe conditions at PS 9, a school for special-needs kids. Naturally, the city Department of Education insists all deficiencies cited got fixed, even as it claimed many of DiNapoli’s findings were overblown. Yet the truth is that it didn’t start addressing the deplorable conditions until The Post reported on PS 9 and the comptroller’s inspectors started visiting schools. Also credit City Councilman Robert Holden (D-Queens) for first sounding the alarm about PS 9, isolated in a heavily industrial section of Maspeth. New York’s kids deserve better.
Safety, comfort: How NYC’s next mayor can lure back commuters who left
How does the next mayor lure people back without choking the city on traffic? Thirteen months into the disruption, subway ridership is just one-third of “normal”; commuter-rail ridership is down by three-fourths. Pedal-assist e-bikes help older people and people who aren’t in the greatest of shape to get around by bike, but they don’t belong with slower bike traffic. Many drivers don’t think much of the wooden horses the de Blasio administration puts out to denote a “shared street”; the barriers are run over or stolen. The streets don’t have to be a disaster area.
Subway franchisees air their beef with owner amid sale rumors
A group of Subway Restaurant store owners are vying to be heard amid rumors that America’s largest restaurant chain is gussying itself up for a potential sale. “As Subway Franchisees we don’t directly lease our stores from the landlord, the letter to DeLuca, 73, said. Subway’s tight grip over its store’s operations has even prohibited some operators from upgrading the quality of the food they sell, the letter said. “We are the Franchisees of Subway,” said the letter posted Monday on ElisabethDelucaOpenLetter.com. Christopher SadowskiAccording to the franchisees behind Monday’s letter, a sales process could open the door to their demands finally being heard.
Clueless GOP elites want to turn the clock back to 2007 on immigration
If there is any lesson that everyone should have learned from former President Donald Trump’s takeover of the GOP, it’s that the party’s old consensus on immigration is no longer sustainable. Bush says, as well, that both parties should be willing to get behind “increased legal immigration,” a characteristic feature of these bills. So far this year, Republican senators have only talked of a narrower immigration bill focused on an amnesty for so-called Dreamers. Surely, though, the instinct toward comprehensive immigration hasn’t gone away. It’s up to GOP voters to constantly remind the party’s officeholders that 2007 is, indeed, a very long time ago.
Sandra Smith calls on Maxine Waters to 'empower not just one race but all Americans'
Smith called on Waters to take the opportunity "in a moment where rhetoric is so heightened" to "empower not just one race but all Americans in this moment." In addition, she added, the White House should "bring calm" to the American people. "This is not the time for words and rhetoric like that when you have also got police getting attacked on American streets." When asked why Democrats and the White House had not stepped up to condemn Waters, Smith pointed out White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s "lengthy" answer when asked if President Biden agrees with the California congresswoman. Kudlow accused Democrats of having a "double standard about violence," claiming former President Donald Trump "never said anything remotely close to what Waters has said."
Tomi Lahren: Maxine Waters 'wants a race war'; should be expelled from Congress for 'dangerous' incitement
In Monday's edition of "Final Thoughts" on Fox Nation, Tomi Lahren called out Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., as a "dangerous" ideologue who is endorsing criminal behavior while going unpunished both in Congress and on social media. HOW JACKSON-ERA TARIFFS ALMOST LED TO CAROLINA CONFLICT 30 YEARS BEFORE CIVIL WAR"I hope we get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty," Waters had said. Lahren pointed out that Waters crossed state lines to urge public unrest and counterintuitively as a lawmaker, told the public to ignore laws. 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.
'I don't think' she meant it: Joy Behar defends Maxine Waters' controversial comments
On Monday, "The View" co-host Joy Behar defended Rep. Maxine Waters,’ D-Calif. controversial advice to demonstrators in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota over the weekend to "stay on the street" and get confrontational with police officers if the Derek Chauvin trial doesn’t conclude with a guilty verdict. Republican lawmakers were outraged that Waters appeared to be inciting violence, but Behar gave Waters the benefit of the doubt. "I don’t think that Maxine meant anything by that except to say, ‘You have to stick with it, you have to be there.’" Behar said. Behar also suggested that Waters faced so much backlash because she "doesn’t have a cult following." Closing arguments were presented in the Chauvin trial on Monday.
PBS' Yamiche Alcindor claims Waters 'did not threaten violence' after Chauvin attorney requests mistrial
"PBS NewsHour" correspondent Yamiche Alcindor went to bat for Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Monday after the lawmaker's "confrontation" rhetoric about the Derek Chauvin trial led to her being accused of inciting violence. Waters said she was "hopeful" Chauvin would be convicted of murder, but if he isn't, "we cannot go away." PBS' YAMICHE ALCINDOR MOCKED FOR SAYING CHAUVIN DEFENSE 'IN DIRECT CONTRADICTION' TO PROSECUTIONAlcindor lept on Twitter to "fact-check" Nelson. "Eric Nelson is now using Rep Maxine Waters saying that protesters should get 'more active' & 'more confrontational' if Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted as a reason for a mistrial to be declared. Fact check: Waters did not threaten violence," Alcindor wrote.
Maxine Waters' comments during Rodney King riots resurface amid 'confrontational' controversy
A video of Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., comments during the Rodney King riots resurfaced amid the controversy surrounding her inflammatory remarks about the Derek Chauvin trial. Waters has faced mounting backlash after saying protesters should get more "confrontational" if Derek Chauvin isn't convicted. DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL JUDGE PETER CAHILL SLAMS MAXINE WATERS' INFLAMMATORY COMMENTSAmid the controversy over her most recent remarks, video of Waters' remarks during the Rodney King riots resurfaced on social media Thursday. "There are those who would like for me and others and all of us to tell people to go inside, to be peaceful, that they have to accept the verdict," Waters said. "We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational," said Waters.
Merrick Garland gets emotional describing family's flight from anti-Semitism, says America 'protected them'
Attorney General Merrick Garland said Monday that his family’s experience fleeing anti-Semitism informed his view of how the Justice Department should function in the United States. In an interview with ABC News during his trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma, Garland grew visibly emotional when describing how his grandparents fled to the United States to escape persecution. "So all of us in our family feel an obligation to public service and try to protect other people the way the country protected us. That’s the job of the Justice Department – to ensure equal justice under the law for all American citizens." Garland assumed the key role as head of the Justice Department following months of nationwide protests against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd.
Kristin Smart case: Paul and Ruben Flores plead not guilty in student's 1996 disappearance
Ruben Flores, 80, who has denied helping to hide the young woman’s body, pleaded not guilty to a charge that he was an accessory after murder. Paul Flores was held without bail. KRISTIN SMART CASE: PAUL AND RUBEN FLORES CHARGED IN STUDENT'S 1996 DISAPPEARANCE; FAMILY REACTSSmart’s family released a statement, which said in part: "Our family strongly opposes any bail being offered to Paul Flores. He said to jail Paul Flores "will impact his ability to participate in his defense and make informed decisions regarding his case." "The evidence is so minimal as to shock the conscience," said attorney Harold Mesick, who represents Ruben Flores.
Pelosi defends ‘confront’ cops call, Waters accuses GOP of sending ‘message to white supremacists’
Pelosi argued that Waters’ remarks were justified. “I myself think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family,” Pelosi told reporters on Monday. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”On Monday Waters defended herself amid the criticism, and fanned the flames some more. “I am nonviolent,” she told The Grio, arguing that she was not inciting violence with her words. “I don’t know [who McClain is] but she was attributing some murder– some incident that happened after that to Maxine’s statement.
Satellite photos show new Russian ramp up with base in Crimea: report
Satellite images show that Russia recently built a new military base in Crimea, according to a report. US-allied governments accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin of secretly amassing troops — for unknown reasons — amid fear of an invasion, the Daily Mail reported. “It is the highest Russian military deployment at Ukrainian borders ever,” European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell reportedly said Monday. Movements of Russian military equipment in Rostov-on- Don, Ryazan, Crimea TwitterThe new images come after President Biden last week offered to Putin a summer summit in Europe without preconditions. Movements of Russian military equipment in Rostov-on-Don, Ryazan, Crimea TwitterPutin presided over the annexation of Crimea nearly a decade ago without Ukraine’s consent in a rare present-day boundary change by force.
After refugee flipflop, White House insists nod to progressives was plan all along
Pressed on an apparent flip-flop last week on the cap for allowing refugees into the country amid withering criticism from congressional Democrats, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki insisted Monday that the initial executive order left room for the number to be raised. Biden promised to welcome immigrants, and people voted for him based on that promise. Upholding the xenophobic and racist policies of the Trump admin, incl the historically low + plummeted refugee cap, is flat out wrong. “While this administration inherited a broken immigration system that was gutted and sabotaged by the previous president, it is on all of us to fix it — quickly. A critical step to doing so is reversing the attack on the refugee resettlement program,” she said in a statement.
NYC teacher booted from ‘woke’ classroom, says boss has ‘grave doubts’
Staffer Paul Rossi sparked an inferno at Grace Church School last week with an essay that accused administrators of stifling dissent and fixating on race. The Grace boss told Rossi that he had “grave doubts about some of the doctrinaire stuff that gets spouted at us in the name of antiracism,” the teacher wrote. Rossi said he told Davison that the school was in a state of accelerating academic decay — and alleged that his boss echoed that alarm, according to the missive. George P. Davison, the head of Grace Church School. Grace Church School in Manhattan.
Gov. Cuomo signs tax hikes, calls on feds to lift cap on SALT deductions
Cuomo said that taxes on New Yorkers would actually go down if federal lawmakers repeal the $10,000 cap for deducting state and local taxes, known as SALT. “Repealing SALT would lower the effective tax rate on the state’s top earners by 37 percent,” he said. “The state’s new, top 10.9 percent tax rate becomes an effective 6.9 percent tax rate.”New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a regular update on the COVID-19 pandemic in New York, New York on April 19, 2021. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a regular update on the COVID-19 pandemic in New York, New York on April 19, 2021. At one point, Cuomo displayed photos of members of New York’s congressional delegation along with quotes in which they railed against the SALT cap.
Letters to the Editor — April 20, 2021
The Issue: A letter from a parent who pulled his child out of Brearley School over its race-focused curriculum. Carolyn FriedmanStaten IslandKudos to Gutmann for his courageous letter to Brearley School parents. I wonder if any students or parents were frightened or intimidated when Brearley sent a progressive anti-racism pledge to their homes. Kudos to dad Gutmann for calling out the “woke” brainwashing under the guise of education at the posh Brearley School. Fried, head of Brearley, said that students were frightened and intimidated by the letter.
Pelosi’s dubious squad disses and other commentary
From the left: Pelosi’s Dubious Squad DissesSusan Page’s new book holds fresh examples of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “publicly demeaning the Squad,” and it “really isn’t a good look,” The Guardian’s Arwa Mahdawi avers. We need more politicians like this.”Libertarian: Michigan’s Permanent ‘Emergency’Michigan has implemented some of the most severe pandemic restrictions in the country, and the state now “wants to make its emergency rules for businesses permanent,” worries Jarrett Skorup at Reason. Dating to last spring, many of the rules “are based on outdated scientific knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads,” and “the word ‘vaccine’ doesn’t even appear.” Gov. President Biden’s Department of Education wants to give grant priority to “diverse” initiatives, such as The New York Times’ 1619 Project and “the work of critical race theorist [Ibram X.] And they keep the signs up “because it is their only way to show the political class that they are not going away.”— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board
Andrew Cuomo just keeps the lies coming
Since New York City is a global hub, we got hit hard early, before anyone realized how much the bug had spread. But the fact is that Cuomo was pooh-poohing virus fears well into last March, even slapping down Mayor Bill de Blasio’s concerns. So he failed to protect the most vulnerable and locked down the people who were the least in danger. The governor has long insisted his leadership saved New York from a far worse fate. Yet Cuomo now says, “I’m going to focus on my job.
Dems want to repeal SALT cap so they can hike state taxes even more
Various Democrats (and some Republicans) in Congress threaten to vote against President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package unless it repeals the SALT cap. Not that it needs more reason: The cap sets a $10,000 limit on the amount of state and local taxes, or SALT, that you can deduct from your income for federal tax purposes. Andrew Cuomo: “You cannot talk about” Biden’s infrastructure plan “without anticipating a SALT repeal,” he says. His $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan already envisions a multitrillion-dollar tax hike — with the SALT cap in place. Of course, Biden’s infrastructure plan, which steers the windfall from its tax hikes to Democratic special interests (not infrastructure), also deserves to be shot down.
Judge in Derek Chauvin trial says Maxine Waters’ comments could lead to whole case ‘being overturned’
The judge in Derrick Chauvin’s murder trial slammed Rep. Maxine Waters’ call for protesters to “get confrontational” if the ex-cop is cleared in the death of George Floyd on Monday — saying it could lead the to the whole case “being overturned.”The stunning remarks came as the city of Minneapolis braces for unrest while the jury deliberates in the case. Defense attorney Eric and Derek Chauvin at the trial on April 19, 2021. “We’ve got to stay in the streets, and we’ve got to demand justice,” Waters, of California, told a crowd of demonstrators in Brooklyn Center on Sunday. “We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” she said of the Chauvin case. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away, we’ve got to get more confrontational.”
James O'Keefe files defamation lawsuit against Twitter, tech giant silent on details of his suspension
Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe followed through Monday on his promise to file a defamation lawsuit against Twitter following his permanent suspension from the platform. "Twitter’s false and defamatory claim was that it removed Mr. O’Keefe because he 'operated fake accounts' ... Twitter’s published claim that Mr. O’Keefe 'operat[ed] fake accounts' is patently and demonstrably false." The lawsuit, which was filed in Westchester County, New York, outlines Project Veritas' #ExposeCNN campaign that dominated Twitter last week. Project Veritas published videos of a CNN staffer making claims about the network's overt bias and political motivations to an undercover journalist. However, Twitter declined to comment further on which "fake accounts" O'Keefe allegedly used in violation of its policies.
Andrew Yang leading NYC Democratic mayoral primary field with 2 months to go: poll
Andrew Yang remains the frontrunner in the race for New York City mayor with just over two months to go until the Democratic primary election, a new public opinion poll indicates. The 46-year old New York City entrepreneur and former presidential contender grabs the support of 22% of likely NYC Democratic voters in a Spectrum News NY1/Ipsos poll released Monday, topping a crowded field of mayoral candidates. The ads could be crucial since much of the field of contenders is unknown to most primary voters. The winner of the Democratic primary will be considered the front runner in November's election, as the city is a Democratic stronghold. The poll was conducted April 1-15, with 1,000 likely Democratic primary voters questioned.
CNN senior legal analyst panned for questioning Chauvin defense strategy in closing argument: 'YOU HACK'
A CNN senior legal analyst raised eyebrows Monday with her assessment of closing arguments by the defense team for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. "Defense begins the closing by defining reasonable doubt, not with why #DerekChauvin is innocent," she tweeted. This is CNN's "senior legal analyst," The Daily Wire's Matt Walsh responded. This is an irresponsible tweet by a 'Senior Legal Analyst.'" CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe incident is not the first time a CNN legal analyst came under fire for a not-so-factual legal assessment.
Ted Williams: Both sides in the Chauvin case 'have given as much' as they received
Former D.C. homicide detective and Fox News Contributor Ted Williams joined Martha MacCallum on "The Story" on Monday to discuss the final arguments in the Derek Chauvin case. WILLIAMS: I think that both sides have given as much as they have been receiving. One, that Chauvin followed the use of force continuum that he’s been given by his police department. WILLIAMS: I do think it helps the law enforcement. The one thing that law enforcement feels right now, unfortunately around the country, is that their supervisors and superiors and lawmakers don’t have their back.
Two men charged with assaulting Capitol Police officer Sicknick with chemical spray
Two men have been charged with assaulting fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on Jan. 6 after prosecutors say video evidence shows them dousing Sicknick and other law enforcement officers with a chemical spray outside the building. But the suspects have not been charged with homicide, and prosecutors so far have not implicated anyone directly in causing Sicknick's demise, as an official cause of death remains pending. AUTOPSY RESULTS PENDING IN OFFICER BRIAN SICKNICK DEATH INVESTIGATION"The attack on the U.S. Capitol and on our police officers, including Brian Sicknick, was an attack on our democracy," said U.S. Capitol Police Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman. Each faces nine counts, including assault with a deadly weapon against Sicknick, a second Capitol police officer identified in court documents as "C. Edwards," and a D.C. Metropolitan Police officer identified as "B. U.S. Capitol Police has said that Sicknick "passed away due to injuries sustained while on-duty."
Trump to Hannity: GOP must run on 'MAGA' agenda if they want to retake Congress in 2022
Trump told host Sean Hannity that there are aspects of the 2020 presidential election that show marked improvement for the GOP, outside of their typical precincts. In that regard, the former president also told Hannity he spoke with Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott after noting that the GOP increased its Hispanic vote tally -- particularly in congressional districts along the southern border. [At] the Texas border, we have the biggest Hispanic vote since -- as the governor said to me... since Reconstruction," he said. During his interview with Hannity, Trump also discussed President Biden's border crisis, which has been often chronicled in that same McAllen area.
BLM protesters rally for ‘victim,’ leave after learning he was white
Black Lives Matter protesters in Minnesota dropped to a knee and set off to march over a fatal police shooting — only to return when they learned it was a white carjacker who had fired at police, according to reports. "Protestors kneel after hearing there was an officer-involved shooting in Burnsville moments ago," Hicks tweeted of the wild, caught-on-camera armed carjacking in the suburbs. The man who was killed is believed to be a white man in his 20s who had stolen a car from a woman at gunpoint — then repeatedly shot at cops as they chased him, Burnsville police said. Word of their planned protest after a rush to judgment quickly had the protesters ripped online. The Burnsville carjacker has yet to be identified.
Tomi Lahren blasts 'vile excuse for a human being' Maxine Waters for 'inciting violence' in Minnesota
Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren reacted on "The Story" Monday to Republican calls for Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., to be expelled from Congress after she encouraged protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to "get more confrontational" if Derek Chauvin is found not guilty in the death of George Floyd. LAHREN: All the left has been wanting to talk about for the last several months is January 6, a single day. Contrast that with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who is a vile excuse for a human being, and a disgrace to herself and Congress. She's out there actually inciting violence, possibly tampering with the jury, because she’s saying, "If we don't get the outcome we want, we should get more confrontational." If people like Maxine Waters really cared about Black lives, she would be encouraging calm and encouraging people not to resist arrest.
Derek Chauvin trial judge slams Maxine Waters' inflammatory comments
A lawyer defending Derek Chauvin, who is on trial for the death of George Floyd, cited Rep. Maxine Waters’, D-Calif., comments to Minnesota protesters over the weekend in court on Monday. He added, however, that he did not believe the comments unduly influenced the jury as they had been told not to watch the news. "We've got to stay in the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational," Waters said, referencing a scenario where Chauvin is not convicted. She also said she did not think they would incite violence as local communities deal with intensifying protests. After three weeks of testimony, closing arguments began Monday in Chauvin’s trial.
Two Proud Boys leaders ordered locked up pending Capitol riot trials
A federal judge on Monday ordered two leaders of the Proud Boys detained pending their Capitol riot trials — reversing another judge’s ruling that allowed them to remain free. Kelly’s ruling overturned the order of another DC judge, who determined pretrial home confinement was suitable for Nordean as he awaited trial. Several members of the group were arrested in the wake of the riot, which left five people — including a Capitol Police officer — dead. Proud Boys members Zachary Rehl (left) and Ethan Nordean walk toward the US Capitol in Washington. APFederal authorities have brought charges against more than 300 people for the siege, which was launched by Trump supporters in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Texas teacher accused of sexually abusing former student
A Texas middle school teacher has been accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a former student, police said. Marka Bodine, an English teacher at Tomball Intermediate School outside Houston, was arrested Saturday following an investigation into allegations made by a former student, Tomball police said in a statement. Tomball police Chief Jeffrey Bert told KRIV that Bodine allegedly abused the male student for roughly two and a half years. District officials, meanwhile, said they immediately placed on Bodine on administrative leave upon being notified of the criminal investigation. One parent of a child in the district told KPRC she was very disturbed by news of Bodine’s arrest.
Pierce Brosnan’s $100M Malibu home can’t entice a buyer
Pierce Brosnan — who helped transform the iconic James Bond role into what it is today — is having a hard time selling his $100 million Malibu mansion, The Post has learned. The mansion’s Southeast Asian aesthetic was inspired by his time shooting the 1997 Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” in Thailand. In 2000, Brosnan purchased two neighboring lands following the success of his films for a combined $7.35 million, property records reveal. The guest house and main house are made up of five bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. Realtor.comPierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shay Smith were hoping to cash in big on the oceanfront estate.
The Well recovering a year after pandemic shuts business
Its three founders, Kane Sarhan, Rebecca Parekh and Sarrah Hallock, had raised $18 million from investors, including billionaire real estate mogul Richard LeFrak and hotelier Barry Sternlicht. Six months later, in March 2020 they were just beginning to “hit their stride,” Sarhan tells Side Dish, when the pandemic hit. The Well closed in early March, just before all non-essential businesses were ordered under lockdown. “It was scary, and painful, to close, but it made us focus quickly on who we are and what we want to be,” Sarhan said. Parekh cites multiple hotels and even universities that have approached the company to partner and consult on holistic health and wellness projects.
Detroit police chief slams Reps. Waters, Tlaib for their anti-police comments
Detroit’s police chief said he would “love” to see Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib step down after her call for abolishing police departments following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minnesota. “I’d love to see her resign, I’d throw her a goodbye party,” Chief James Craig told the Fox 2 TV station in Detroit of Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Sunday. “I will not let someone like a Tlaib or a Maxine Waters paint our profession with a broad brush. “We sup?p?ort free speech, we support social justice, but are we encouraging, we make reckless statements like that, to create criminal behavior?”?Detroit Police Chief James Craig, who said he would like to see Rep. Rashida Tlaib resign. It can’t be reformed,” she continued, reiterating her position that the police, as currently trained, cannot protect their communities and must be defunded and replaced.?Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who has called for police department abolition.
President Biden Weighs Bipartisan Path On Infrastructure Package
This week, Bret sits down with Founding Editor of The Washington Free Beacon and AEI Resident Fellow Matthew Continetti, former Campaign Manager for Senator Scott Brown and Republican Strategist Colin Reed and Democratic Strategist and Syndicated Talk Radio Host Leslie Marshall to discuss President Biden’s willingness to compromise on his infrastructure plan in a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers. The panel also discusses how cities and politicians are preparing for the likely unrest following the imminent verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd and how President Biden is being tested on the foreign policy stage by China, Russia, and Iran. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier
Cam Edwards hits CNN's loose 'mass shootings' definition: 'As broadly defined' as gun control advocates want
THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA'S 'BLIND SPOT': GUN OWNERS AND THE SECOND AMENDMENTBut Bearing Arms' Edwards is among the experts pushing back at that arbitrary definition. "The phrase 'mass shooting' has no specific meaning, and can be as broadly defined as gun control activists see fit," Edwards told Fox News on Monday. "There is no debate that we have an epidemic of mass violence committed with guns in this country," he writes. PIERS MORGAN TO US ON FREQUENT MASS SHOOTINGS: 'JUST ADMIT YOU DON'T CARE'On Saturday, CNN's Michael Smerconish said regarding gun violence that he's "resigned to the fact that this is part of American life." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPresident Biden has said that gun violence "is an epidemic in America" and urged Congress to act on gun control legislation.
Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes after Jan. 6 riot, examiner says
U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes the day after he confronted rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to Washington's top medical examiner. The chief medical examiner, Francisco Diaz, said Monday that an autopsy of Sicknick found no evidence the 42-year-old suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants. Diaz ruled the Sicknick, 42, died from "acute brainstem and cerebellar infarcts due to acute basilar artery thrombosis." Federal officials arrested and charged two men last month with assaulting Sicknick with bear spray during the riot. The Capitol Police later said Sicknick had "succumbed to his injuries" after defending the building, although questions lingered about the cause of death.
GOP lawmakers ask Pelosi to reschedule Biden's first speech to Congress
A group of GOP lawmakers called Monday for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reschedule President Biden’s first speech to Congress later this month to a date when the House is in session. In a letter to Pelosi, the lawmakers noted that Biden’s speech is currently scheduled to take place on April 28, during a week when the House is in a committee work period and most representatives work from their districts. Congressional leaders have yet to say how many lawmakers will be permitted to attend Biden’s speech, which will take place in the House chamber. Pelosi issued a formal invitation for Biden’s first speech to Congress last week. The speech is currently slated to occur nearly 100 days in Biden’s term, much later than those of his recent presidential predecessors.
Vulnerable House Dem agrees with Pelosi that border 'is on a good path'
A vulnerable House Democrat agreed with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that the southern border "is on a good path" despite the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) projecting the largest surge in two decades. HOUSTON FACILITY FOR MIGRANT GIRLS 13-17 ABRUPTLY SHUTTERED AMID CROWDING CONCERNS, EMPLOYEE DEATH: REPORTSAxne was asked in an intervew Thursday if she agreed with Pelosi that the southern border was "on a good path" under President Biden's leadership. "We have a broken immigration system in this country. BORDER CRISIS: 233% INCREASE IN FENTANYL SEIZURES AT SOUTHERN BORDERThe congresswoman said her constituents "want to see a lasting fix" to the situation at the southern border as well as the nation's "broken immigration system." "Axne and Pelosi's open borders agenda may play well in San Francisco, but it doesn't work for Iowa."
PBS' Yamiche Alcindor mocked for saying Chauvin defense 'in direct contradiction' to prosecution
"PBS NewsHour" correspondent Yamiche Alcindor put forward novel legal analysis on Monday during closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial. "Yes, typically the defense and the prosecution do present contradictory arguments," Daily Caller reporter Dylan Housman told Alcindor. "Does not seem odd or surprising that the defense case would be in 'direct contradiction' to the prosecution case. CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates tweeted: "Defense begins the closing by defining reasonable doubt, not with why #DerekChauvin is innocent. MSNBC legal analysts Glenn Kirschner and Barb McQuade similarly focused on Nelson's "reasonable doubt" arguments.
Ron DeSantis tells Tucker Carlson some Florida COVID restrictions were ‘ineffective,’ denounces 'Faucism'
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Washington state doctor charged in dark web kidnapping plot
A Washington state doctor has been accused of hatching a twisted plot to hire hitmen on the “dark web” to abduct his estranged wife — and break the hands of an ex-employee. Dr. Ronald Craig Ilg, a neonatologist in Spokane, was charged last week with attempted kidnapping after a group of journalists investigating the dark web tipped off his soon-to-be-ex-wife to the alleged scheme, The Spokesman-Review reported. Illg allegedly first used the site in February to try to hire someone to maim a former employee, the Daily Beast reported. Inside, there was a note with the username Scar215 and a password that agents used to log into the dark web and obtain his messages, the Daily Beast reported. If convicted of the attempted kidnapping charge, he faces up to 20 years in prison, the Spokesman-Review reported.
Ben Carson argues against ‘un-American’ racial equity policies
The move to create race-based “anti-poverty stipends” and reparations is “un-American,” former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wrote in a Sunday op-ed. Blasting “racially charged narratives,” Carson said focus has been shifted to “equity” instead of “equality,” noting that modern racial justice efforts undermine the teachings of MLK. Rather than equality of opportunity, equity would mandate equality of outcome,” Carson wrote in the Washington Post on Sunday. The program explicitly excludes poor White families,” Carson said. “Guaranteed income is one of the most promising tools for systems change, racial equity, and economic mobility we’ve seen in decades.
Japan asks Myanmar junta to release arrested journalist
TOKYO — Japan’s government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters that his government is asking Myanmar authorities to explain the arrest and release him as soon as possible. Myanmar state television stations Myawaddy TV and MRTV on Monday night confirmed that the arrested journalist is Kitazumi and said he had been arrested on a charge of violating Section 505(A) of the Penal Code. EPAJapan’s Foreign Ministry later said the journalist was arrested at his home on Sunday night and is being detained at Yangon’s Insein Prison, where political prisoners are frequently held. According to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, which monitors casualties and arrests, government forces have killed at least 737 protesters and bystanders since the takeover.
India’s capital to lockdown amid explosive COVID-19 surge
NEW DELHI — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital’s health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. Health workers take rest in between cremating COVID 19 victims in New Delhi, India April 19, 2021. As it battles the rising cases, India announced Monday that it would vaccinate everyone older than 18 from May 1. It has now recorded more than 15 million infections and more than 178,000 deaths. Amrit Tripathi, a laborer in New Delhi, was among the thousands who walked home in last year’s lockdown.
Republicans ask VP Harris to meet on border crisis — she visits NC instead
As top Republicans in the House of Representatives asked Vice President Kamala Harris to meet with them about the “catastrophe” on the US-Mexico border — the migration czar on Monday traveled instead to North Carolina. Harris hasn’t visited the border or Central America — or held a press conference on the issue — in the 27 days since President Biden put her in charge of slowing an epic crisis in illegal border crossings. “The crisis at the southern border is a creation of the radical policies of the Biden-Harris Administration. “Over two weeks ago, President Joe Biden delegated the administration’s response to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border to you. The Biden administration has allowed all unaccompanied minors to stay at least temporarily and thousands are housed in cramped, jail-like facilities.
NYS official calls for criminal probe into Cuomo’s use of staff on memoir
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has called for a criminal probe into whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo had state employees work on his best-selling memoir about the coronavirus crisis, according to a letter made public Monday. DiNapoli said the probe should address the potential “use of property, services or resources of the state for personal purposes, private business purposes or other compensated non-governmental purposes by the Executive Chamber.”State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has called for a criminal probe into whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo had state employees work on his best-selling memoir about the coronavirus crisis. (Photo by Gabriele Holtermann/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)James’ office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Lisa Boothe: Dr. Fauci Is “Too Reckless” & Should “Not Ever Allowed To Be On TV”
“If he’s telling people that a vaccine isn’t the ticket to freedom, then why are people going to want to get the vaccine? So none of this makes sense. And yet we had people trying to coerce folks into getting a vaccine that isn’t even FDA approved yet. I think he’s too reckless and has been wrong about too much. I think he should be cast aside and not ever allowed to be on TV.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn: “The Old Joe Came Out” When Biden Said There Was A Border Crisis
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) reacted to President Joe Biden finally saying there is a crisis at the southern border. And so he chose to use the word crisis. And I’m sure there was some ranting and raving in the West Wing of the White House when they said, oh, no, he said the crisis word, but it is a crisis. And if we know about those, there are equal numbers or maybe more that have gotten away that we do not know about. What we do know is that the cartels, which, by the way, they’re very sophisticated businesses, they have total control of the Mexican border.”
NY Post editorial calls for Maxine Waters' impeachment over 'confrontational' rhetoric
The New York Post Editorial Board called for Rep. Maxine Waters' impeachment in a scathing op-ed on Sunday, saying her "irresponsible rhetoric is inciting violence." The editorial board went on to question what exactly Waters meant by "more confrontational," pointing out there has already been extensive damage to private property and attempts to take over government buildings in the unrest. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Maxine Waters is trying to create a civil war, and her irresponsible rhetoric is inciting violence. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should strip her of her committee assignments and move for a vote to remove Waters from office," the board wrote. Pelosi said Monday that Waters should not apologize for her rhetoric.
New Mexico becomes 3rd state to abolish qualified immunity for police officers
Qualified immunity shields police officers from civil liability as long as they didn't violate an individual's clearly established constitutional right. SUPREME COURT REJECTS CASE OVER 'QUALIFIED IMMUNITY' FOR POLICEWednesday's legislation came amid the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who was seen kneeling on George Floyd in a viral video that sparked nationwide protests last year. According to The Wall Street Journal, Farmington, New Mexico's chief of police suggested the measure was incomplete. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"It will get a few people some justice in state court," said chief Steve Hebbe. It will be easier to sue the police, but it won't bring about police reform."
Meghan McCain blasts Democrats who 'claimed to care' about Russian interference but ignore Alexei Navalny
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain called out Democrats Monday who "claimed to care" about Russian interference in U.S. elections but have remained silent on imprisoned Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike, will be transferred to a hospital, the Russian state penitentiary service said Monday. The announcement came two days after Navalny’s physician said his health was deteriorating rapidly and the 44-year-old opponent of Vladimir Putin could be on the verge of death. "He is a man that was poisoned by Vladimir Putin and he decided to go back to Russia knowing very well that he could die. If the Biden administration doesn’t do anything about this, they are then the Trump administration, and the Obama administration and the Bush administration and every reset beforehand," McCain continued.
Billboard campaign declares Gov. Cuomo's Emmy should be revoked over NY nursing home crisis
Andrew Cuomo to have his Emmy award revoked over his role in the COVID-19 crisis at the state’s nursing homes. Accuracy in Media, placed a mobile billboard outside its midtown Manhattan headquarters displaying the phrase "Cuomo Lied, Thousands Died: Revoke his Emmy Now." "Let’s record an accurate record of the pandemic and demand the Academy revoke his Emmy now — the victims and their families deserve it." Critics have focused on a March 25 memo in which Cuomo directed nursing homes to accept recovering COVID-19 patients. Cuomo received an Emmy award last November.
Derek Chauvin closing arguments: Prosecutor says case not against police, law enforcement 'noble' profession
As closing arguments continue in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd’s death, the prosecution told jurors that the case is not against all law enforcement, calling policing a "noble" profession spoiled by bad officers. In his closing argument, Schleicher also affirmed, "George Floyd is not on trial here." "We need to be clear – this is not the trial of George Floyd. Officer," Schleicher said. George Floyd begged until he could speak no more, and the defendant continued this assault."
Pelosi says Waters shouldn't apologize for 'confrontational' remark, claims she wasn't inciting violence
Over the weekend, Waters, D-Calif., said protesters in Minnesota should "stay on the street and get more active." MAXINE WATERS URGES MINNESOTA ANTI-POLICE CROWD TO ‘STAY ON THE STREET’ IF CHAUVIN ACQUITTED IN FLOYD CASEPelosi, D-Calif., was asked Monday whether Waters should apologize for making the remarks. "I, myself, think we should take our lead from the George Floyd family," Pelosi continued. "I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice," Waters told reporters shortly before an 11 p.m. curfew. Waters said she was "hopeful" Chauvin would be convicted of murder, but if he isn't, "we cannot go away."
Russia expels Czech diplomats, says Prague took hostile step
MOSCOW — Russia on Sunday ordered 20 Czech diplomats to leave the country within a day in response to the Czech government’s expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats it identified as spies for a military intelligence agency that Prague claims was involved in a 2014 ammunition depot explosion. Czech Ambassador Vitezslav Pivonka was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday evening and told that the 20 diplomats must leave by the close of Monday. Czech Interior Minister Jan Hamacek, who is also serving as the country’s foreign minister, said the 18 Russian Embassy staffers were clearly identified as spies from the GRU and SVR, Russia’s military and foreign intelligence services. The two men traveled to Prague using Russian passports. The Skripals survived, but a local woman who is believed to have touched an empty container bearing traces of the nerve agent died.
Record exec lists triplex Harlem home for $2.6M
The sprawling 2,500-square-foot triplex, with its own 350-square-foot private garden, is at 310 W. 119th St.. Built in 2006, it’s part of a development known as Brownstone Lane, which is a cluster of brownstones with stoops, but with condos above. The residence comes with its own private entrance, and features three bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms. It features high ceilings, cherry-wood floors and a loft-like feel — with an open living/dining area with oversize windows and an open chef’s kitchen with a pantry. Building details include a part-time doorman, a super, a laundry room, gym, children’s playroom, bike storage and an underground parking garage.
Biden meeting with second group of lawmakers to decide infrastructure package
President Biden is hosting another bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Oval Office Monday afternoon as he works to hammer out the details of his mammoth, multitrillion-dollar infrastructure package. Those chosen for Monday’s gathering, the White House said, “represent a bipartisan, bicameral group of some of the former governors and mayors now on Capitol Hill. Sen. John Hickenlooper is part of the group that President Biden will meet with to discuss the infrastructure plan. “I believe that President Biden is open to spending the next month negotiating what the possibility is,” he told the outlet. Still, the White House is continuing to engage with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, keeping the focus away from partisanship.
White House distances itself from Maxine Waters’ ‘confrontational’ comments
The White House appeared to distance itself from House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters Monday for telling racial justice protesters to “get more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is acquitted in George Floyd’s murder trial. President Biden believes “protests must be peaceful,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said when asked about Waters’ (D-Calif.) comments. The city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota were already on edge in the wake of the Chauvin trial. President Joe Biden believes “protests must be peaceful,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. And we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational.
Psaki says Biden misspoke when he called youth border surge a crisis
WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said President Biden misspoke when he said there’s a crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the US-Mexico border. Biden said Saturday that “young people” arriving “on the border” was a “crisis.” But Psaki said at her daily press briefing that Biden actually doesn’t believe that. “The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people. But Psaki told reporters that Biden actually believes there’s a crisis in Central America and not at the border, where many young migrants are held in cramped jail-like facilities. Jen Psaki said Joe Biden misspoke when he said the amount of unaccompanied minors at the border was a crisis.
Minneapolis schools close ahead of Derek Chauvin murder trial verdict
Minneapolis schools are canceling in-person classes in anticipation of the potentially volatile verdict at the murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. “We anticipate that a verdict in the Chauvin case could impact in-person learning in Minneapolis Public Schools,” the district said in a statement. “Please read more here as you consider your decision to allow your student to participate in public gatherings and how it can impact your child, their education, and their safety.”Minneapolis has taken extra safety precautions as the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial begins deliberating. Chauvin, 45, is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s police-custody death last year — with jury deliberations in the case due to begin as early as Monday. The school district acknowledged that some students may feel compelled to participate in the expected protests.
Josh Rogin: It Boggles My Mind Why The Media Is Uninterested In Solving The Origins Of The Coronavirus
Josh Rogin, author of “Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century“, spoke to Brian Kilmeade about how the WHO botched the report on the origins of the coronavirus and how scientists are not allowed to discuss details of COVID-19 because of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Rogin is begging the media to look into the origins of the coronavirus and says it boggles his mind why the media is uninterested in solving this pandemic. Click here to order Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century
Psaki walks back Biden's border 'crisis' comments, acknowledges 'crisis in Central America'
When President Biden referred to an immigration-related "crisis" over the weekend, he was not referring to migrants crossing the southern border, White House press secretary Jen Psaki insisted to reporters Monday. On Saturday, the president made reference to "the crisis that ended up on the border with young people," but according to Psaki this had been misconstrued. BIDEN DESCRIBES BORDER SURGE AS A 'CRISIS' AS HE DEFENDS REFUGEE MOVES"The president does not feel that children coming to our border seeking refuge from violence, economic hardships, and other dire circumstances is a crisis," Psaki said during a press briefing on Monday. Hours later, the White House changed course, blaming "confusion" on behalf of the media, while promising to raise the number of refugees by the middle of next month. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOn Monday, Psaki would not say if Biden's decision to now raise the cap was due to Democratic pressure.
Manchin to cosponsor PRO Act, union-backed bill that would crush right-to-work laws
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will co-sponsor the Senate version of House Democrats' PRO Act, which would negate state right-to-work laws and force some workers to pay union dues in order to keep their jobs. Roughly 10% of West Virginia workers are union members, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The PRO Act (which stands for "Protecting the Right to Organize") passed in the House of Representatives last year-- 225-206 -- but was never taken up by the then-Republican majority Senate. Manchin's support of the PRO Act was not guaranteed since he often breaks with his party. "If you really want to correct inequality in this country – wages and wealth inequality, opportunity and inequality of power – passing the PRO Act is absolutely essential to doing that," Trumka said.
Psaki says Biden believes ‘protests must be peaceful’ after Maxine Waters’ ‘confrontational’ comments
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden believes "protests must be peaceful" in response to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., calling for demonstrators to ramp up their actions in the event that Derek Chauvin is acquitted of murder for the death of George Floyd. In controversial comments over the weekend, Waters said protesters in Minnesota should "stay on the street and get more active, more confrontational." MAXINE WATERS MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE, FORMER CONGRESSIONAL OPPONENT TELLS 'FOX&FRIENDS'"Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores and assaulted journalists to get 'more confrontational' is incredibly irresponsible. Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters' call for violence," National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg told Fox News. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., even announced a resolution calling for Waters’ expulsion from Congress.
More liberal voices criticize media's 'panic porn' coronavirus coverage, shaming about outdoor gatherings
Left-leaning outlet Slate published an article Saturday suggesting it was time to stop wearing masks outside, citing studies showing outdoor transmission of the virus is extremely rare. INSIDER RIPPED FOR PIECE VICTIMIZING TEACHERS DURING COVIDExamples of media shaming efforts over mask-wearing and outdoor gathering are numerous. MSNBC anchor Katy Tur and reporter Cal Perry ripped passers-by in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for not wearing masks last May, but a bystander noted to Perry that his own cameraman wasn't wearing one, either. In one clip, CNN's Brianna Keilar, known for her editorializing approach, narrates with a clear edge in her voice that people at various outdoor events "are not wearing masks ... are not social-distancing." Despite all that's been learned about how the virus spreads over the past year, there have still been recent examples of media outlets stoking unwarranted fears about mask-wearing and outdoor gatherings.
Far-left Keith Olbermann accused of making a ‘death threat’ to Reason's Robby Soave over COVID masks
Liberal pundit Keith Olbermann was accused of making a "death threat" to Reason's Robby Soave after disagreeing with him over whether or not vaccinated people need to continue wearing masks to protect against COVID-19. KEITH OLBERMANN WALKS AWAY FROM ESPN GIG TO BASH TRUMP ON DAILY YOUTUBE SHOW"You do realize, Mr Dips--t, that we still haven’t confirmed that the vaccinated can’t carry the disease asymptomatically. If you’d prefer we don’t, it can be arranged," Olbermann responded, along with a vulgar hashtag that called Soave a fascist. Soave responded, "We have in fact confirmed that the risk of the vaccinated transmitting the disease to others is extremely low. Journalist Ian Miles Cheong chimed in, "I do believe he sent you a death threat," and Soave responded with sarcasm aimed at the tech giant.
Psaki won't say if Biden change on refugees was due to Dems on Capitol Hill
Psaki asked the reporter, referring to the 2021 fiscal year refugee cap. Biden on Saturday also defended the move, citing the situation on the Southern border, which he described as a "crisis." "To be clear: The asylum process at the southern border and the refugee process are completely separate immigration systems," Blumenthal said. The challenge is the ability to process, the funding, the staffing, and welcome refugees in," Psaki said. "The president does not feel that children coming to our border seeking refuge from violence, economic hardships and other dire circumstances is a crisis," Psaki said.
Mike Lindell’s My Pillow countersues Dominion Voting Systems
Pro-Trump businessman Mike Lindell on Monday escalated his legal fight with voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems, responding to its recent defamation case with a countersuit of his own. Lindell’s privately owned company, My Pillow, sued Dominion in federal court in Minnesota, alleging a campaign to “silence” and “punish” him for his claims about the election software company. The lawsuit came two months after Dominion brought a $1.3 billion dollar case against Lindell in federal court in Washington. “This is a meritless, retaliatory lawsuit, filed by My Pillow to try to distract from the harm it caused to Dominion,” Stephen Shackelford, a lawyer for Dominion, said in a statement. Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School, said My Pillow’s lawsuit showed a “misunderstanding” of the First Amendment and would be dismissed.
Democrats keep pushing entire policy wish list as ‘infrastructure’
As moderate Democrats push for a bipartisan infrastructure package, the left flank of the party is continuing with its insistence that nearly everything on the policy wish list is considered under the banner. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty ImagesThe Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, originally introduced by the progressive pols in 2019, “serves to train and mobilize the workforce to decarbonize the public housing stock and improve the quality of life for all,” a page on the bill on Ocasio-Cortez’s website reads. “It is time that our government invests in our infrastructure, our people, and our future.”“Housing is fundamental infrastructure,” Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) tweeted April 18, 2021. The first focuses on infrastructure, while the second will be aimed at funding Democrats’ domestic policy platform. Stefani Reynolds/Getty ImagesDemocratic efforts to include such priorities in an infrastructure bill were mocked earlier this month, after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) tweeted, “Paid leave is infrastructure.
Budweiser will pay rent for 5 essentials workers with new contest
Budweiser is looking to reward some of the "hardest working hands" in America. The beer company announced Monday that it's launching a contest that will pay $5,000 toward housing costs for five essential workers. "We know that shift workers have had a trying year, and have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to ensure communities continue to run smoothly." GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREBudweiser’s $5,000 cash prize for housing follows its free beer promotion for consumers who receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Samuel Adams, Crane Brewing and several other local breweries are offering similar free beer promotions for vaccinated drinkers, too.
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Officers resign from team that polices protests: 'Tired of being managed by politics'
He stressed that Albuquerque officers are "tired of being managed by politics." Seventeen officers, one lieutenant, and two sergeants resigned from the team that handles protests following a counter-protest earlier this month, KOB 4 reported. Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officials reportedly reversed that decision and an officer was placed on leave as an investigation was conducted. Willoughby reportedly told the outlet that 20 officers have quit over the last two months from the department. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Albuquerque Police Department reportedly said the resignations won’t impact crowd control operations in the future.
Top House Republicans request meeting with Kamala Harris over border ‘catastrophe’
EXCLUSIVE: Republicans on three House committees on Monday requested a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris over what they described as a "catastrophe" at the southern border -- amid accusations that the Biden administration’s policies have fueled the historic surge in migrants. KAMALA HARRIS HAS GONE 26 DAYS WITHOUT A NEWS CONFERENCE SINCE BEING TAPPED FOR BORDER CRISIS ROLE"Over two weeks ago, President Joe Biden delegated the administration’s response to the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border to you. At a House GOP press conference on Wednesday, Republicans displayed a milk carton with Harris' picture on it with the slogan "Missing at the Border." Trump-era DHS officials have pushed back, saying the border crisis and diplomatic discussions are linked. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe lawmakers request a meeting by the end of the month.
Pelosi slams Tea Party in new bio, says 'no equivalence' between conservative movement and liberal 'Squad'
– and the Tea Party. There are indeed some significant differences between the Squad and the Tea Party, one of which Pelosi has pointed out herself – there aren't many Squad members in Congress. Totally inappropriate," Pelosi told Page. This is the Congress of the United States," Pelosi also said of the social media savvy Squad members. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut Pelosi also had positive moments with Squad members, Omar in particular.
Ben Carson blasts progressive 'equity' push as 'what we used to call racism'
Former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson blasted the progressive push for racial equity as "what we used to call racism." In a new opinion piece published Monday, Carson argued that liberals' shift to prioritize equity over equality is antithetical to the Rev. "Rather than equality of opportunity, equity would mandate equality of outcome," he wrote in The Washington Post. "This is what we used to call racism, and those not blinded by identity politics still recognize it as such." Carson, in his op-ed, brought up the "end results" of governance based on race or ethnicity, such as with the Lebanese, Rwandan and Yugoslavian governments.
Psaki says Biden believes ‘protests must be peaceful’ after Maxine Waters’ ‘confrontational’ comments
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden believes "protests must be peaceful" in response to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., calling for demonstrators to ramp up their actions in the event that Derek Chauvin is acquitted of murder for the death of George Floyd. In controversial comments over the weekend, Waters said protesters in Minnesota should "stay on the street and get more active, more confrontational." MAXINE WATERS MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE, FORMER CONGRESSIONAL OPPONENT TELLS 'FOX&FRIENDS'"Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores and assaulted journalists to get 'more confrontational' is incredibly irresponsible. Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters' call for violence," National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg told Fox News. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Ga., even announced a resolution calling for Waters’ expulsion from Congress.
Tucker Carlson: School closures show triumph of equity over equality in America
That's equality. So Andrew Jackson and Kamala Harris -- both Democrats, one the child of equality, the other the child of equity. TUCKER: LOCKDOWNS ARE KILLING OUR CHILDREN AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT -- INCLUDING TEACHERS' UNIONSWhat do the parents and children being attacked think of this? That's equity: The strong hurt the weak and call it justice. This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson's opening commentary on the March 3, 2021 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
Virginia advisory board calls for school district to fire teachers if they criticize equity training
An advisory board for Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) in Virginia recently called for teachers to be dismissed if they criticize – even in private – equity training, according to a Tuesday report. Keaira Jennings, who leads the district’s Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC), allegedly made the comments in an email to LCPS’ Superintendent, School Board Chair, Equity Committee, and the NAACP, The Daily Wire reported. She then appeared to call for teachers to be dismissed if they did not fully embrace diversity training. TEXAS GOP STATE LAWMAKER INTRODUCES BILL TO BAN CRITICAL RACE THEORY IN STATE PUBLIC SCHOOLSJennings suggested that the district ought to bring in an "equity consultant" so that the district can "get it right this time." The school district did not respond to a request for comment.
Rep. Steve Stivers, who led House GOP campaign arm, retiring from Congress
Republican Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, who came into Congress during the Tea Party wave of 2010, announced on Monday that he’s stepping down from his House seat next month to become the president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Congress. "Throughout my career, I've worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our fiscal house in order. Effective May 16, I will be leaving Congress in order to accept the position of President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce," Stivers announced on Twitter. The congressman’s announcement also takes him out of the running for the GOP nomination in the 2022 race to succeed retiring Republican Sen. The early retirement of Stivers, a major general in the Ohio National Guard, will set up a special election to replace him.
LIVE UPDATES: Derek Chauvin trial closing arguments begin with Minnesota on edge
Closing arguments are underway on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin amid heightened safety concerns after a National Guard and Minneapolis Police Department neighborhood security team was fired upon over the weekend in a drive-by shooting. FAST FACTS Second-degree murder requires prosecutors to prove Chauvin intended to harm Floyd. Third-degree murder requires proof that Chauvin's actions were "eminently dangerous" and done with indifference to loss of life. Second-degree manslaughter requires jurors to believe that he caused Floyd's death through negligence and consciously took the chance of causing severe injury or death. Two National Guard members sustained minor injuries from the incident.
China accuses US, Japan of ‘ganging’ up on them
China accused the US and Japan of “ganging” up on them Saturday, following discussions by the two nations on a range of geopolitical issues, including China’s global expansion. “The US and Japan are actually ganging up to form cliques and fanning bloc confrontation,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday. In a statement following the bilateral talks, Japan and the US expressed their concern regarding China’s military involvement around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. The islands, also known as Diaoyu Dao, are uninhabited and administered by Japan, but claimed by China. “China has indisputable sovereignty over islands in the South China Sea and waters around them.”The US-Japan meeting came just days after 22 Chinese aircraft flew into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone, including fighter jets and nuclear-capable bombers.
Amazon used illegal intimidation tactics in Alabama vote, union claims
Amazon used illegal intimidation tactics that prevented a “free and fair” vote over whether to unionize an Alabama warehouse earlier this month, according to the labor union leading the campaign. In a statement responding to the objections, Amazon said, “The fact is that less than 16 percent of employees at BHM1 voted to join a union. The union had objected to the use of the ballot box, which it said was used as an intimidation tactic. In addition, Amazon allegedly offered to “pay disgruntled or unhappy employees to leave” in what is called “the offer,” the union claims. Amazon, according to the objection, also terminated a union supporter for passing out union cards in non-working areas at the warehouse.
GameStop CEO George Sherman to step down, lifting the retailer’s stock
GameStop shares shot up on Monday after the company announced plans to search for a new chief executive officer to help accelerate the company’s transformation into a digital retailer. GameStop CEO George Sherman will step down on July 31 or sooner depending on the appointment of a successor, the company said. The retailer’s board will lead the search for a CEO “with the capabilities and experience to help accelerate the next phase of the company’s transformation,” the company said. When he joined, Sherman announced plans to downsize GameStop, shuttering up to 200 stores. Alamy Stock PhotoGameStop’s stock has rallied more than 700 percent this year– even though shares are trading nearly 70 percent below the Reddit-jolted all-time high from late January.
Biden administration orders CBP, ICE to stop using the term ‘illegal alien’
?T?he Biden administration has ordered federal immigration enforcement agencies to nix the use of terms like “illegal alien” and “assimilation” when referring to illegal immigrants, in favor of more “inclusive language,” according to a report on Monday. The memos ?also put the agencies on notice that their attitudes and those of their labor unions that endorsed former President Donald Trump must change under the Biden administration. “As the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, we set a tone and example for our country and partners across the world,” ?Troy Miller, a senior official at CBP, said in his memo. ??The changes at the immigration law enforcement agencies are ?part of President Biden’s effort to strip away the language used during the Trump administration across government agencies. Earlier this year, the Biden administration directed the Department of Homeland Security to stop using “alien” and “illegal alien” in its communications with the public.
Trump says Biden could have avoided border crisis: ‘All he had to do is leave it alone’
Former President Donald Trump is blasting President Biden for creating chaos at the border by not maintaining his immigration policies — pointing out that his border agenda was popular among Hispanic voters. During his first weeks in office, President Joe Biden signed executive orders that rolled back many of Donald Trump’s border policies. Former President Donald Trump tours a section of the border wall in Alamo, Texas. “I mean, the Texas border. Former President Donald Trump signs a plaque as he tours a section of the border wall in Alamo, Texas.
Minnesota Governor Apologizes for Police Mistreatment of Journalists
Howie Kurtz on Minnesota police violently arresting journalists covering protest, White House promising to engage more local media and One America News employees skeptical about their own reporting. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Maxine Waters must be removed from office, former congressional opponent tells 'Fox & Friends'
Joe Collins, a Navy veteran and South Los Angeles native who ran against Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., in November, argued on Monday that she must be removed from office because she is "very dangerous" and her actions and rhetoric are "absolutely irresponsible." "I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice," Waters told reporters shortly before an 11 p.m. curfew. "Maxine Waters is a complete disgrace to the United States and to South L.A.," Collins said. "It's time to remove Maxine Waters from office." MAXINE WATERS URGES MINNESOTA ANTI-POLICE CROWD TO ‘STAY ON THE STREET’ IF CHAUVIN ACQUITTED IN FLOYD CASEA spokesperson for Waters did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Maxine Waters defends involvement with protesters in Minnesota amid criticism over ‘confrontational' comments
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., justified her remarks encouraging protesters in Minnesota after Republicans slammed her for encouraging confrontations in the event that former police officer Derek Chauvin is not convicted of murder for the death of George Floyd. On Sunday, Waters was in Minnesota supporting the protesters and she explained why she was there in an interview with MSNBC. REPUBLICANS SLAM MAXINE WATERS FOR TELLING PROTESTERS TO 'GET MORE CONFRONTATIONAL' OVER CHAUVIN TRIALWaters mentioned that in addition to the Chauvin trial, Minnesota was also the site of another police-involved death of a Black man. "He was being bullied and there was an attempt to basically shut him down by Congressman Jordan," Waters said, speaking about Fauci. Jordan did repeatedly ask Fauci when pandemic-related restrictions will be lifted or what metrics are being used to determine when lifting restrictions would be appropriate.
Biden administration orders ICE, CBP to stop using terms 'illegal alien' and 'assimilation'
The Post reported that the departments will now have to avoid using the terms "illegal alien," "alien," and "assimilation." Instead, they are being asked to use the terms "noncitizen or migrant," "undocumented" and "integration." Notably, federal law refers to an "alien" as "any person not a citizen or national of the United States." "The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people. Biden quickly changed courseBiden’s administration has until now refused to call the dramatic spike in migrant numbers, which saw 172,000 migrant encounters in March alone, a "crisis."
Brian Stelter blasted for handling of attack on colleagues: CNN doing 'public relations for rioters'
"If you’re covering the news, why wait three days to report on an attack on your own journalists? "What was especially bizarre was that CNN waited days to report on the attack and then its journalists rationalized it saying they understood the anger. "CNN is doing public relations for rioters." "I cannot blame them for being angry," Marquez told Stelter. Many others mocked Stelter for downplaying that he initially ignored the news:CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Detroit police chief slams Rashida Tlaib: 'I'd love to see her resign'
REPUBLICANS SLAM MAXINE WATERS FOR TELLING PROTESTERS TO 'GET MORE CONFRONTATIONAL' OVER CHAUVIN TRIAL"She's reckless," Craig told Fox 2 Detroit on Sunday. "When you talk about abolishing police, incarceration, when you talk about safe cities – what do you think the residents in Detroit want? "I will not let someone like a Tlaib or a Maxine Waters paint our profession with a broad brush. "One would think Chief Craig has more important things to do." In July 2020, he pushed back against her claims that Detroit police officers abused peaceful protesters.
CDC received 'handful' of possible Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine adverse reports, Walensky says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working through "a handful" of reports regarding possible adverse events related to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that have been flagged since the rollout was paused last week. She said the reports were made through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and that she was encouraged by the low numbers. COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY EXPANDED TO ALL ADULTS UNDER PRESIDENT BIDEN'S DIRECTIVEThe pause came after six incidents involving a rare, severe type of blood clot that occurred alongside low platelet counts were flagged in the nearly 7 million recipients who received the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine. Critics said the extended pause would add to vaccine hesitancy and that the low number of instances suggested minimal risk to the greater population. Federal officials said they were working with states to facilitate rescheduling appointments for people who were due to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Andrew Yang has strong lead over Stringer, Adams in NYC mayoral primary: poll
Andrew Yang has built a sizeable lead in the crowded Democratic primary race to become New York City’s next mayor, according to a new poll released Monday — with more than 1 in 5 likely Democratic voters backing the former presidential candidate. The NY1/Ipsos survey also found some good news for Stringer — he narrowly edged out Adams and Yang as the second choice preference for Democratic primary voters with 14 percent compared to 13 percent for Yang. Three-in-five likely Democratic primary voters said they were familiar with Stringer, which suggests he too may have limited room to grow his support in the race. Meanwhile, Adams and Yang will also face stiff and well-financed competition as they seek to consolidate the city’s moderate white and minority voters. His father, Michael, has given an independent political group backing his campaign $2 million, triggering a review by the Campaign Finance Board.
Kevin McCarthy demands Pelosi act on Maxine Waters’ ‘dangerous rhetoric’
House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold Rep. Maxine Waters accountable after she told protesters in Minnesota to “get more confrontational” — vowing that he will “bring action” if he must. “Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week,” McCarthy of California wrote on Twitter late Sunday evening. Rep. Kevin McCarthy says he will take action against Rep. Maxine Waters if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t. Since the incident, violence has erupted in Brooklyn Center, where dozens have been arrested amid rioting and looting.
Arizona AG on 'heartbreaking' video of abandoned migrant child: This is America, not a 'third-world country'
A "heartbreaking" video has emerged of a 10-year-old migrant child encountering Border Patrol agents after being abandoned at the U.S.-Mexico border. Chief Border Patrol Agent Brian Hastings posted footage of the 10-year-old child found under a farm tractor late in the night. The child can be seen approaching a Border Patrol agent vehicle, claiming that he was lost. one border patrol agent can be heard asking. BORDER CRISIS: 565 UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN CROSSING DAILY INTO THE USThe child was found near the same area a child was rescued from just two weeks prior.
Ted Cruz jabs CNN, suggests Cuban leader Raul Castro should join liberal network
Saturday marked the end of an era in Cuba when 89-year-old Raul Castro announced he'd be resigning as the leader of the country's Communist Party. He and his late brother Fidel Castro reigned for six decades, the latter taking power in 1959 following the Cuban Revolution against then-leader Fulgencio Batista. Some social media users nodded along with Cruz's suggestion, noting that the move would make sense because CNN is the "Communist News Network." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The Obama-Biden administration made a weak, pathetic, one-sided deal with the Castro dictatorship that betrayed the Cuban people and enriched the communist regime," he said. "I canceled the Obama-Biden sellout to the Castro regime."
Derek Chauvin trial: NYPD has spent nearly a year preparing for verdict protests
The NYPD has been preparing for nearly a year for possible protests in the Big Apple after the verdict comes down in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota — training officers, reviewing tactics and performing tabletop exercises, police officials said Thursday. "We’ve certainly been preparing," Commissioner Dermot Shea told reporters at an unrelated press conference at NYPD headquarters in Lower Manhattan. DEREK CHAUVIN INVOKES 5TH AMENDMENT IN COURT, TELLS JUDGE HE WILL NOT TESTIFY IN HIS OWN DEFENSEHe said the city’s police force of about 35,000 cops began training for possible protests in May or June of last year. He said cops were looking at their tactics, personnel deployment and which units to activate. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"All the executives are ready to go and put things in place," Harrison said.
Trump tells Hannity ‘horrible situation’ along southern border could ‘destroy’ America
Former President Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity the situation along the southern border "could destroy our country" during his first on-camera interview since leaving the White House. It’s a horrible situation, could destroy our country," Trump told Hannity, in an interview that airs Monday night at 9:00 p.m. There’s never been anything like what’s happened at our border," Trump continued. Hannity also asked the former president if Republicans seeking House and Senate seats in 2022 should run on the "Make America Great Again" agenda. "If you want to win and win big, you have to do that.
Cuomo favorability rating keeps dropping amid scandals, more voters believe he committed sexual harassment
But a majority of New Yorkers – 51%-37% – say that Cuomo shouldn't resign, which is basically unchanged from a month ago. But by a 44%-22% margin, they think the governor has committed sexual harassment, with just over a third undecided. Last month voters by a 35%-24% margin thought Cuomo had committed sexual harassment, with just over 4 in 10 undecided. Just a third of those questioned in the poll say they’re prepared to reelect Cuomo if he runs next year, with 57% preferring "someone else." The Siena College Poll used live telephone operators to question 801 registered voters in New York State.
New York hardest hit state by COVID-19, analysis reveals
New York was the hardest-hit state in terms of job losses and deaths per capita due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis has found. On those two measurements combined, the Empire State had the “worst overall outcome” in saving people’s lives and jobs, according to government data by Hamilton Place Strategies. New York lost 55,000 jobs per million residents — the second-worst behind Hawaii — and suffered 3,300 extra deaths per million residents compared to pre-pandemic expectations, about the same as Arizona and Alabama, according to the report. New York lost 55,000 jobs per million residents, the second worst behind Hawaii. The US lost 9.8 million jobs or 30,000 job per million people, according to the report.
A conviction looks likely in the George Floyd case, but also an appeal
That they were much likely to get a conviction on manslaughter rather than murder. The prosecution will argue that callous indifference and a knee injudiciously applied to George Floyd’s neck by an armed instrument of the state should result in a murder conviction. George Floyd’s death sparked protests against racial injustice and police brutality around the world. Derek Chauvin was charged in the death of George Floyd after video of him kneeling on Floyd’s neck during the arrest surfaced. APThe Chauvin jurors are only partially sequestered and Cahill denied the defense motion for a change of venue.
Jonathan ‘Foodgod’ Cheban lists NYC apartment for $2.6M
Jonathan Cheban has listed his New York City apartment for $2.6 million with Douglas Elliman’s Neal Klotsman, The Post can exclusively reveal. Douglas EllimanLocated in the Sky House, the two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home features floor-to-ceiling windows with open views from all exposures. Cheban’s apartment has been completely remodeled with Venetian plaster and high-gloss-painted walls paired with mood lighting throughout. Cheban’s apartment includes a chef’s kitchen. Douglas EllimanThe open chef’s kitchen includes an island with under-lighting, custom Italian cabinetry, a built-in television and high-end Italian stainless steel appliances.
Obama urges skeptics to trust COVID vaccine because ‘wealthy and powerful’ are taking it
A nurse prepares to administer the H1N1 vaccine to Barack Obama at the White House on December 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Getty Pete Souza/White House via Getty ImagesThe exact number of black men who died from the decades-long experiment is not known. The impact of the experiment, though, can be seen in the vast distrust of the COVID vaccines in African Americans. Jon Cherry/Getty ImagesThe former president’s appearance during the vaccine special comes as the Biden administration is struggling to appeal to various groups who are hesitant to take the vaccine. “We’ve run PSAs on ‘The Deadliest Catch,’ we’re engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV,” the top White House spokeswoman said, referring to the CMT network.
Matthew McConaughey for Texas governor? Support for actor grows over Gov. Abbott
Matthew McConaughey could have a shot at becoming governor of Texas, according to a new poll that found the Oscar winner has more support from voters in the state than incumbent Gov. McConaughey, a Texas native who lives with his family in Austin, has been speaking out about his political aspirations for some time, and called a run for Texas governor a “true consideration” when asked about it in March. On the flip side, 56% of Republicans said they would vote for Abbott while only 8% of Democrats would. As for independents, 44% reported that they would vote for McConaughey, 28% for Abbott and 28% for someone else. “Most of our survey respondents know his story, but many are waiting to see how he opens his next chapter.”
Matthew McConaughey leads Gov. Greg Abbott in new poll for Texas governor race despite moderate politics
While Matthew McConaughey continues to weigh a potential campaign for Texas governor, he’s already got a commanding lead over incumbent Greg Abbott, according to a new poll. Now, in a new poll conducted by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, it seems the people have spoken. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY CRITICIZES TEXAS GOV. About 56% of Republicans polled said they’d cast their vote for Abbott compared to 30% for McConaughey. This could post a problem as the poll suggests the state's ideological divide favors someone who is either more conservative or liberal.
Putin critic Navalny transferred to prison hospital, officials concerned he could die at ‘any minute’
Russia’s penitentiary service said Monday that it was transferring ailing dissident Alexei Navalny, who is on the 20th day of a hunger strike, to a prison hospital — amid grave fears for his health. PUTIN CRITIC NAVALNY LOSING FEELING IN HIS HANDS, LEGS AMID HUNGER STRIKE, LAWYER SAYSNavalny’s private doctors warned during the weekend that he could die at "any minute." Navalny went on a hunger strike to protest the refusal to let his doctors visit when he began experiencing severe back pain and a loss of feeling in his legs. Russia’s state penitentiary service, FSIN, has said that Navalny was receiving all the medical help he needs. Meanwhile, European Union foreign ministers are assessing the bloc’s strategy toward Russia amid the Navalny’s weakening health and in the wake of the military buildup on Ukraine’s borders.
Minnesota National Guard, Minneapolis Police targeted in drive-by shooting
A Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis Police Department neighborhood security team was fired upon early Sunday morning in a drive-by shooting, according to state law enforcement officials. The shooting happened at approximately 4:19 a.m. near Penn Avenue and Broadway in Minneapolis, as shots were fired from a light-colored SUV at an Operation Safety Net security team providing neighborhood security, the Minnesota National Guard said in a statement. Two National Guard members sustained minor injuries from the incident. "I am relieved to know none of our Guardsmen were seriously injured," Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard adjutant general, said in a statement. Photos released by the Minnesota National Guard showed bullet holes in a broken National Guard vehicle's window.
Gingrich says Maxine Waters, far left becoming more radical: 'Why should we tolerate violence?'
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich reacted Monday on "Fox & Friends" to a video of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., urging anti-police protesters to get more "confrontational." GINGRICH: 'VERY DANGEROUS TIME' WITH POLICE BEING VILIFIED, ESPECIALLY FOR MINORITIESNEWT GINGRICH: As a civilization you either provide safety or you dissolve. And we’ve had with both Rashida Tlaib, who called for abolishing the police and eliminating prisons, which is a position of utter insanity. And now of course you have [Maxine] Waters who has always been on the left. Why should we tolerate violence?
Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that could allow green cards for thousands who entered US illegally
The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Monday in a potential landmark immigration case that could dramatically alter the fortunes of thousands currently living in the U.S. after fleeing countries with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). People from such countries who are already in the U.S. after entering illegally can receive privileges, such as employment and travel authorization, and are protected from deportation. In the case before the court on Monday, Sanchez v. Mayorkas, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled against green card applicants Jose Santos Sanchez and Sonia Gonzalez, reversing a lower court decision. "Treating a grant of TPS as an admission would open the door to more permanent status adjustments that Congress did not intend," the court said. Should the Supreme Court rule in favor of Sanchez and Gonzalez, who came to the U.S. from El Salvador, it could result in tens of thousands of people currently residing in the U.S. gaining the ability to obtain green cards.
Alexei Navalny moved to prison hospital amid fears he could die at ‘any minute’
Russia’s penitentiary service said Monday that it was transferring ailing dissident Alexei Navalny, who is on the 20th day of a hunger strike, to a prison hospital — amid grave fears for his health. But they insisted the Kremlin critic’s condition was “satisfactory,” adding that he was taking vitamin supplements as part of his medical treatment. The Biden administration is weighing options to punish Russia if imprisoned opposition leader Alexey Navalny dies in state custody, national security adviser Jake Sullivan tells CNN’s Dana Bash. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File PhotoRussia’s state penitentiary service, FSIN, has said that Navalny was receiving all the medical help he needs. Russian police officers guard the entrance to the penal colony N2 on April 6, 2021, where Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been transferred to serve a two-and-a-half year prison term.
Everett Piper: Fighting cancel culture in our classrooms and universities. Here's how we restore freedom
The academy isn’t supposed to be a safe space. Education – the best education – isn’t supposed to be safe, it’s supposed to be good! I said over and over again that what is taught today in our classrooms will be practiced tomorrow in our culture. The remedy to this disease of the mind is found in teaching good ideas. Ideas like the priority of freedom over safety, and of the importance of the Sacred over the self.
Sen. Thom Tillis: Biden's border crisis – he promised security, dignity to migrants. This is how he's failed
As a candidate, he promised the American people that he would "secure our border while ensuring the dignity of migrants." He also ended the so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy, which curbed illegal immigration by stopping the abuse of our nation’s asylum laws. The Biden administration’s policies have fallen well short of being humane to migrants or strong on border security. As a result, we now have both a humanitarian and security crisis. We will see more spikes in illegal immigration and more illegal drugs being smuggled in by drug cartels.
Billboards troll Warnock, Biden, Abrams over All-Star game as poll says public wants companies out of politics
The billboards feature images of Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., President Biden and prominent Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams. The billboards, images of which were first obtained by Fox News, read "MLB's All-Star Strike Out Squad." Biden told ESPN he would "strongly support" players who wanted to move the All-Star game from Atlanta over the Georgia voting law. "The MLB’s hypocritical boycott was driven by misinformation repeated by President Biden, whose home state has significantly greater voting restrictions. A new poll from NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist, meanwhile, reveals that most Americans would prefer if companies stayed out of politics.
Americans give Biden a thumbs-down on border crisis: poll
But when it comes to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border, most Americans disapprove of the president’s performance, according to a new national poll. Nearly nine in 10 Republicans and nearly two-thirds of independents disapprove of Biden’s border performance, with Democrats approving by a 58%-21% margin. More than half of Hispanics (55%) surveyed said they disapprove, with 27% supportive of Biden’s handling of the border situation. The border with Mexico, and the people trying to cross it, loom as a familiar crisis," Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy highlighted. The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted April 8 - April 12, with 1,237 adult Americans questioned by live telephone operators.
Hawley to introduce bill to 'bust up' Big Tech, targeting companies like Google and Amazon
The bill, titled the Bust Up Big Tech Act, follows a bill Hawley introduced last week that would ban mergers of companies worth more than $100 billion, which was targeted more broadly than just at the tech industry. "Woke Big Tech companies like Google and Amazon have been coddled by Washington politicians for years. "It's past time to bust up Big Tech companies, restore competition, and give power back the American consumers." There are multiple other efforts in Congress to rein in the power of Big Tech, including from Democrats. But Hawley said he's open to working with Democrats where their interests align in battling tech companies.
Conservative groups urge NJ and Virginia to ‘fully reopen schools now’
EXCLUSIVE - Two conservative learning groups are taking aim at two Democratic-controlled states – New Jersey and Virginia – urging that schools in those states immediately reopen for five-day-a-week, in-person learning. Fully reopen schools now." As of earlier this month, the majority of New Jersey schools were using a hybrid model of both in-person and remote instruction, with only a minority of schools conducting fully in-person instruction. Less than a third of schools in Virginia were at the beginning of April offering full-time, in-person instruction. Ralph Northam signed a bill into law three weeks ago that requires districts to offer full-time, in-person learning by July 1.
Sen. Roy Blunt: Don't pack Supreme Court – here's the truth behind Democrats' radical push for 'reform'
Last year, prominent Democrats attempted to stop the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by threatening to pack the court in retaliation to her nomination. They are now pushing legislation to add four seats to the Supreme Court immediately. JOHN YOO: DEMOCRATS' COURT PACKING PUSH IS NEXT STEP IN RADICAL MARCH TO DESTROY ANOTHER AMERICAN INSTITUTIONThe commission was already more than a little problematic. Until very recently, no one ever seriously proposed working around the Constitution to except Supreme Court justices from that rule. FDR has been roundly criticized for attempting to use brute political force to seize control of the Supreme Court.
More New Yorkers believe Gov. Cuomo committed sexual harassment: poll
Andrew Cuomo committed sexual harassment, and his popularity has plummeted with a strong majority now saying they prefer someone else for governor instead of a Cuomo fourth term. Forty four percent of registered voters compared to 22 percent said the third term Democrat has committed sexual harassment, a new poll released Monday by Siena College found, while 34 percent responded that they either didn’t know or had no opinion on the topic. That includes 39 percent of registered Democrats who say they believe Cuomo is guilty of sexual harassment showing that he is hemorrhaging support within his Democratic base, compared to 30 percent who responded that he has not engaged in misconduct. The overall tally ballooned by nine points since last month — when a March survey asked the same question, 35 percent of voters said they thought the governor committed sexual harassment compared to 24 percent who said he did not and 41 percent undecided. Today, Democrats say they would re-elect Cuomo next year by the narrowest of margins, 46-43 percent,” Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said.
The Trial Of Derek Chauvin: The Politics Of The Moment
This week, Will breaks down the importance of understanding the facts of the case and narrowly tailoring the justice in the trial of Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd. Later he shares with his listeners what dog breeds would play which positions on a football team, confronts the accusation that he has shifted his positions on politics and asserts why it is the left that has changed dramatically in this country. Catch up with Will on Twitter: @willcain
Liz Peek: Biden's weak poll numbers – here's why many Americans unhappy with president, radical policies
Liberal news outlets are reporting with smug satisfaction that President Joe Biden is earning rave reviews. They want us to believe that Biden is way more successful – already – than President Trump ever was. But a deeper dive shows only 34% of the sample "strongly approve" of Biden while 36% "strongly disapprove." Among all-important Independents, 27% approve "strongly" while 38% disapprove "strongly." Again, the number "strongly approving" is 26% while 31% "strongly disapprove."
A Nation On Edge As Chauvin Trial Nears A Verdict
It has been three weeks since the trial of Derek Chauvin began and this morning the jury is set to hear closing statements before beginning deliberations. Nearly a year since the death of George Floyd ignited unrest and conversations about policing, the trial of the former police officer is being closely followed as it nears an end. Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute and former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has been covering the trial since it began and joins to break down the major developments in the trial, the different charges that Chauvin faces and how cities across the country are preparing for unrest following the verdict. What if the US lost the ability to punish adversaries with sanctions because those countries have their own cryptocurrency? Founder of the Atlas Organization Dr. Jonathan Ward joins to discuss China’s new cryptocurrency, whether we should be planning for our adversaries to have their own bitcoin and how this could offset U.S. sanctions.
Former Austin sheriff's detective suspect in shooting that left 3 dead
Here's what you need to know as you start your dayAustin police identify former sheriff's detective accused of rape as suspect behind deadly shootingA massive multi-agency manhunt including the FBI and U.S. Marshals was launched in Austin on Sunday for an armed former sheriff's detective wanted for killing at least three people near an apartment complex. Austin police said that the three lifeless bodies were all adults, including two Hispanic females, and one Black male. They said they believe the suspect is Stephen Nicholas Broderick, who is a former Travis County Sheriff's Office detective that was charged with raping a 16-year-old girl last summer. The Austin Police Department said the suspect was still on the run Sunday evening and is considered armed and dangerous.
Derek Chauvin trial: Pig's head left at former home of defense witness
The former California home of a defense witness in the Derek Chauvin murder trial was vandalized with a pig's head and blood smears most likely tied to his testimony from the trial, police said. The statement said the vandals seemed to have targeted the wrong home because Brodd has not lived there for years. Police responded to the home at about 3 a.m. Saturday and discovered blood on the home and a severed pig’s head on the front porch. TED CRUZ CALLS OUT WATERSBrodd, a former Santa Rosa police officer, told the court last Tuesday that it is "easy to sit and judge ... an officer’s conduct. GET THE FOX NEWS APPChief Rainer Navarro, the Santa Rosa police chief, said in a statement obtained by the Associated Press that Brodd’s comments "do not reflect the values and beliefs" of his department.
Border crisis: Wolf says 'a lot' of the problems has to do with politics
President Biden, for the first time this weekend, described the situation at the border as a "crisis." HARRIS PURPOSELY 'AVOIDS' BORDER: BORDER PATROL COUNCIL CHIEFGOP lawmakers say Biden administration’s decision to reverse Trump-era immigration policies prompted the latest surge in migrants. The White House has argued that Biden inherited a chaotic situation and is working to stabilize the border. He said the Trump administration worked both domestically and internationally-- with Northern Triangle countries-- to keep the border safe during the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. He said the Biden administration has essentially handcuffed ICE officers from removing dangerous individuals from the country.
22-year-old man gunned down inside SUV on Queens street
A ferocious wildfire in South Africa damaged several buildings at...Police officers at the scene of a fatal shooting in Astoria, Queens. Police officers at the scene of a fatal shooting in Astoria, Queens. Police officers at the scene of a fatal shooting in Astoria, Queens. Police officers at the scene of a fatal shooting in Astoria, Queens. A 22-year-old man was gunned down inside an SUV on a Queens street on Sunday night, police said.
Cruz blames Waters for ‘encouraging riots and violence’
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took to Twitter Sunday to call out Rep. Maxine Waters for urging protesters in Minnesota to "get more confrontational" if Derek Chauvin is not convicted of murdering George Floyd. JOHN TURLEY: TRUMP VS. WATERS-- IN INCITEMENT CASE, SHE MAY BE BEST WITNESS IN EX-PRESIDENT'S DEFENSECruz responded to the remark on Twitter, saying, "Democrats actively encouraging riots & violence," Cruz tweeted with a link to a story about the California Democrat’s comments. MAXINE WATERS URGES MINNESOTA ANTI-POLICE CROWD TO ‘STAY ON THE STREET’ IF CHAUVIN ACQUITTEDThis is not the first time Republicans have accused Waters of stoking confrontations. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-G announced an effort Sunday to expel Waters from Congress.
This Day in History: April 19
On this day, April 19 …1995: A truck bomb destroys the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., killing 168 people. Also on this day:1775: The American Revolutionary War begins with the battles of Lexington and Concord. 1939: Connecticut becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the Bill of Rights, 147 years after it took effect. Connecticut becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the Bill of Rights, 147 years after it took effect. Bobbi Gibb, 23, becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon at a time when only men are allowed to participate.
LIVE UPDATES: Derek Chauvin trial to hear closing arguments on Monday
The murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is set to resume on Monday, where closing arguments will be heard from both sides. Chauvin, 45, is on trial for the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd, who died during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. On Thursday, Chauvin took off his mask and spoke for the first time during the trial, telling Cahill absent of the jury’s presence in the courtroom that he will invoke his Fifth Amendment right and would not testify. FAST FACTS Chauvin, 45, is charged with second and third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd. In addition to programming on the Fox News Channel, Fox News Digital will provide livestreams of the proceeding at FoxNews.com.
Penske Media buys big stake in SXSW in bid to save festival: report
Penske Media Corp. — the publisher of titles including Rolling Stone, Billboard and Variety — has struck a deal for a 50 percent stake in South by Southwest, according to a report on Sunday. The deal will give the popular Texas tech, movie and music festival a “lifeline” amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported. “When [Penske founder] Jay Penske came to us with interest in becoming a partner, it was a true lifeline for us.”The festival was dealt a financial blow after Austin officials canceled it last March over COVID-19 fears. SXSW’s founders, who launched the festival in 1987, will continue to manage and operate the event, according to the Journal. But Penske, the digital media company founded in 2004 by racing scion Jay Penske, will reportedly own the largest stake.
Two Minnesota National Guardsmen suffer minor injuries in drive-by shooting
A team of Minnesota National Guard members and Minneapolis police officers were targeted in a drive-by shooting in the city early Sunday, authorities said. Two guardsmen suffered minor injuries when someone in a light-colored SUV fired at the “neighborhood security team” at around 4:19 a.m. in Minneapolis, the Minnesota National Guard said in a statement. One guardsman was treated at a local hospital after being cut by shattered glass and the other “received only superficial injuries,” the statement said. “I am relieved to know none of our Guardsmen were seriously injured,” said Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General. The Minnesota National Guard was activated as part of the joint “Operation Safety Net” effort with local law enforcement “to protect people, freedom of speech and property” during both the trial and protests, the statement said.
Outrage of the war on cops: Devine
It’s grim news that the NYPD has ordered officers not to take unscheduled days off until further notice. Exhibit A: California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who should know better at the age of 82, flew 1,000 miles from Washington, DC, to Minnesota on Saturday night to cause trouble in an already-volatile space. The aim is to intimidate the jurors to force the verdict the protesters want, and who cares about justice. Store windows were smashed, cars vandalized, outdoor diners menaced and “Kill cops” graffiti was spray-painted everywhere during the melee. see also Republicans blast Rep. Maxine Waters over protest comments A chorus of Republicans blasted Rep. Maxine Waters Sunday for...“Kill cops, kill cops: this is why we have memorials for cops.
Top Republican says Senate GOP could be open to smaller infrastructure bill
WASHINGTON — A senior Republican senator said he and his colleagues could support an infrastructure bill of around $800 billion, underscoring GOP interest in a bipartisan fix for the nation’s aging roads and patchy broadband service. Republicans generally have raised concerns that Biden’s package is too costly and has too many what they see as non-infrastructure elements. Reconciliation also limits lawmakers to passing provisions related to the budget, likely preventing them from approving some elements of Biden’s plan, such as its worker protections. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERESenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), however, pledged to try to advance Biden’s package. "I will work…to pass the #AmericanJobsPlan—a big, bold bill that will create jobs, invest in infrastructure, and help combat climate change."
Investor group calls for banks to set tougher climate targets
A group of investors managing $11 trillion in assets has called on banks to set tougher emissions targets ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at accelerating efforts to fight climate change. The group, which includes Pimco, the world's biggest bond investor, and Britain's biggest asset manager, Legal & General Investment Management, said they wanted lenders to set 'enhanced' pledges to decarbonise their lending books. As the United States gears up to host the April 22-23 Leaders Summit on Climate, the investor group said it wanted banks to speed up their efforts, including by setting interim targets to get to net-zero emissions by mid-century or sooner. Crucially, the investors said banks also needed to set "explicit criteria" for the withdrawal of financing to "misaligned" activities that run counter to the net zero pathway of sectors and industries. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSThe group of 35 investors, operating through the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, said it had opened talks with 27 of the world's largest banks and expected to expand the list over time.
Fauci ties gun violence to a public health issue
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., tied gun violence to public health in the country during an interview Sunday after a recent spate of mass shootings. How can you say that’s not a public health issue?" The U.S. experienced a significant drop in mass shootings in 2020, the country has already absorbed several incidents, most recently on Thursday in Indianapolis at a FedEx facility where eight people were killed. President Biden referred to the shootings as an "epidemic and an international embarrassment." GET THE FOX NEWS APPBiden also called gun violence a "public health crisis" when he announced last week a set of executive actions and proposals on gun control.
Rep. Lee Zeldin raises $2.5 million in bid for governor
Republican Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin reported Sunday that he has raised $2.5 million over ten days since announcing his bid for governor. Zeldin jumped into the 2022 gubernatorial race as three-term Democrat incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo grapples with coronavirus nursing home death and sexual harassment scandals. “They know Cuomo’s Gotta Go, and it’s going to take a new generation of leadership to get the job done,” added Zeldin. I have and will continue to keep up the fight,” Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, said Sunday night.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene calls for Rep. Waters' expulsion from Congress for inciting riot in Minnesota
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-G announced an effort Sunday to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress after she told protesters in Minnesota to "get more confrontational" if Derek Chauvin isn't convicted of murdering George Floyd. "I'll be introducing a resolution to expel Rep. Maxine Waters from Congress for her continual incitement of violence," a statement from Taylor Greene's office reads. "As a sitting United States Congresswoman, Rep. Maxine Waters threatened a jury demanding a guilty verdict and threatened violence if Chauvin is found not guilty. This is also an abuse of power," she continued, before adding, "Rep. Maxine Waters must be expelled from Congress!" "Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot?
CNN’s business model: Profit from fear, hate and division
Wow: It turns out CNN has made spreading fear and hate into its business model. In the tapes, Chester casually explains how his network preys on fear to squeeze out higher ratings. CNN President Jeff Zucker regularly called in on a special red phone call, for example, telling his “news” team to play up the COVID death toll whenever the regular news is too dull. He also brags that he went to the network in the first place to “be a part of” getting President Trump voted out of office. That’s right: The network not only intentionally spreads fear, it’s intent on feeding the nation’s political divisions, too.
Two police shootings, two different outcomes and other commentary
Centrist: Two Police Shootings, Two OutcomesThe charging decisions in the police shootings of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and Ashli Babbitt in DC were announced within an hour of each other “with strikingly different conclusions,” observes Jonathan Turley at USA Today. Meanwhile, a jury will have to decide “whether a possible split-second mistake legally constitutes a conscious choice of an officer” in the Wright case. The GOP, then, should “try a right-wing message to minorities” and leave the Democrats to their party’s woke furies. “The new New Left seems to prefer games of ‘gotcha!’ to anything resembling real critical thinking. Of course, the left can do so with impunity because it is so powerful.”— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board
Century-old Textile Building set for a revamp that includes penthouse
The owners have 700,000 square feet to fill in a depressed market. The owners have 700,000 square feet to fill in a depressed market. Empire State Realty Trust has signed two new office leases totaling more than 60,000 square feet within a block of one another. Burlington Stores is nearly doubling its space at 1400 Broadway, adding 33,125 square feet on the 11th floor to the 35,182 sf it already has. Its 4,000 square feet on two levels will include dog runs as well as extensive grooming services.
More union treachery from the United Federation of Teachers
Parents were overjoyed last week when the city Department of Education finally ­announced changes aimed at ­restoring full-time, in-person schooling in New York. Blame the powerful and devious United Federation of Teachers. Some New Jersey towns celebrate having in-person school every day, but only until noon. But the sometime-schooling kids will have their lunch eaten by kids who attended normal, full-time school. Demand your schools open full-time, immediately.
WH's social media vax campaign to include Dr. Fauci on Snapchat
The Biden administration will launch a media blitz next week to promote the coronavirus vaccine — that will include having 80-year-old Dr. Anthony Fauci target young people with clips on Snapchat, according to a report on Sunday. Biden will reportedly film a PSA to be sent out on digital platforms and Vice President Kamala Harris will take part in social media publicity and do an interview with a North Carolina newspaper. President Joe Biden will reportedly be filming a PSA for the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, the administration will be sending a social media toolkit by email to 6,000 community partners, including churches and doctors, so they can help spread the word. Half of US adults have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday.
NY state adds new COVID vaccine rules for nursing homes as workers decline jab
Both staff and residents who opt out will need to sign paperwork acknowledging that they are declining. Facilities that don’t comply with the new rules may be penalized up to $2,000 per violation, the DOH said. By comparison, 80 percent of nursing home residents statewide have been vaccinated and 73 percent in the city have gotten the jab. “The problem is, nursing homes are having a hard time getting the vaccine,” the source said. “It’s just another example of [the state] going off on its own without talking to anyone who runs a nursing home,” the source griped.
Dr. Fauci joining Snapchat to boost vaccine confidence among target demographics in WH media blitz: report
An unnamed administration official told Axios that the White House plans to launch a targeted "media blitz" on Monday that will target specific demographics who tend to show higher rates of vaccine hesitancy, including Latino and Black communities. The digital push will also target conservatives on social media, the outlet reported. FAUCI EXPECTS JOHNSON & JOHNSON DECISION BY FRIDAYThe social media platforms will send push notifications informing users of their vaccine eligibility, Axios reported. Fauci, who rose to national stardom at the start of the pandemic, will target younger demographics with informative Snapchat clips, the administration official confirmed to Axios. According to the report, the White House is aware that a social media blitz "may not be the most effective voice in promoting the vaccine to certain parts of the population."
Andrew Cuomo still issuing orders while refusing to answer questions
Andrew Cuomo is reversing the old adage of being seen but not heard: He’s hiding out, but unfortunately, still making himself heard. He’s avoiding answering questions about his nursing home and sexual assault scandals by cherry-picking who gets to ask him any in the first place. On Friday, during a virtual news conference in Buffalo, Cuomo called on only five, hand-picked reporters … who then lobbed softball questions rather than asking any of the obvious and damning ones. (She also lied about the reason, falsely claimed the reason was fear of a pending federal probe that didn’t become a factor until months after the coverup began.) Meanwhile, the gov tries to get good publicity by slightly easing his unscientific restrictions on New Yorkers’ lives.
NYC mayoral candidate Ray McGuire supports lifting charter-school cap
Democratic mayoral candidate Ray McGuire wants to expand the number of New York City charter schools, he told The Post on Sunday. “We need to give our children the best education possible. I want to give parents a choice,” the ex-Citigroup executive said while accepting the endorsement of Rep. Greg Meeks, the Queens Democratic leader. I want the best quality education in district schools, magnet schools, parochials, charter schools,” he said. Adams and Yang said they support adding new charter schools but only by reviving failed schools with existing licenses.
Rep. Greg Meeks won’t back Biden infrastructure plan without SALT cap repeal
Queens Congressman Greg Meeks said Sunday he won’t back President Biden’s infrastructure package unless it includes a repeal of the federal $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions approved in 2017 under former President Trump. I’m part of the caucus along with Tom Suozzi [calling for SALT cap repeal]. Former President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax law limited the amount of state and local taxes — “SALT” — that can be deducted when filing federal taxes. The “SALT cap” primarily hit more affluent, high-taxed Democratic-leaning states like New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Meeks, the Queens Democratic Party chairman, also said it’s presumptuous to support Rep. Jerry Nadler’s bill to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 members.
Suspect in custody after triple-fatal Kenosha bar shooting
Wisconsin police have a suspect in custody in the early morning shooting at a Kenosha bar that left three dead, according to cops and news reports. The unnamed suspect is being held on one count of first-degree intentional homicide, with additional charges expected to follow, according to the Kenosha News. Wright said police conducted “numerous interviews” with bar patrons and reviewed surveillance footage from the scene following the incident. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said Sunday that there was a scuffle in the bar and the gunman was kicked out — only to return minutes later with a gun. One witness told Kenosha News that there was an exchange of gunfire.
Andrew Cuomo’s energy legacy for New York: Dark days ahead
As of April 30, the Indian Point nuclear plant shuts down for good, thanks to yearslong pressure from Gov. The plan includes such expensive follies as:Building an offshore wind power plant in the Port of Albany. The gov’s own (highly optimistic) alternative energy timetable doesn’t foresee New York reaching his goal of 70 percent renewable energy until 2030. On top of it all, wind and solar plants cost a lot more per kilowatt-hour of generation. Hydroelectric is great, but just about every available major site in the world already has a plant; output can’t grow significantly.
Minnesota armed carjacker points gun at vehicle during police pursuit, chilling video shows
An armed carjacker being pursued by police officers in Minnesota Sunday afternoon was captured on video pointing a gun at an oncoming vehicle before he was reportedly shot by police officers. The twice would-be carjacker was reportedly shot by police and is in cardiac arrest. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said it was sending agents to investigate the shooting. Officers said the suspect fired at officers twice through the back window of the stolen vehicle. Video shared on Twitter by Mitti Hicks shows a group of protesters kneeling during a moment of silence outside Minnesota Tim Walz’s mansion in St. Paul.
Pig’s head left at former home of Derek Chauvin defense witness
The one-time Northern California home of a use-of-force expert who testified for the defense at the murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin was vandalized over the weekend — with a pig’s head and blood, police said. “It appears the suspects in this vandalism were targeting Mr. Brodd for his testimony,” the department said. In a statement released after Brodd’s testimony, Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro distanced himself from his department’s former officer. “We are aware of former Santa Rosa Police Officer, Barry Brodd, providing testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial,” Navarro’s statement said. “His comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Department.
Body camera footage shows fatal shooting of Zulu ‘prince’ in Honolulu
New body cam footage shows police fatally shooting a black South African man while responding to a burglary call at a home. Nagata said that one of the officers had deployed a stun gun, which didn’t appear to have an effect on the suspect, before the shooting. “This was not a case of overreaction.”Lindani Myeni, his American-born wife, said she believes his actions leading up to the shooting were misunderstood. I’m sure he did that as a sign of respect.”Local media in South Africa described Myeni as a former rugby player. Lindani said she believed that race played a role in the fatal shooting.
Joe Biden, family attend confirmation of grandson in Delaware
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Sunday attended the confirmation of their 14-year-old grandson Robert Hunter Biden II — the son of the late Beau Biden. The service took place at around 2 p.m. at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, the Biden family’s longtime church in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House told reporters. After the ceremony, the president and his wife, their newly-confirmed grandson — who goes by “Hunter,” the name of his uncle — and members of the extended Biden clan spent time outside taking photos and chatting. Biden spent the weekend in Delaware, and on Saturday hit the links at the Wilmington Country Club for the first golf game of his presidency. President Joe Biden visits with churchgoers after attending a Confirmation Mass for his grandson APHe teed off with advisor Steve Ricchetti and Ron Olivere, the father of Hallie Biden, who is the widow of Beau and mother to Hunter Jr. — as well as former lover of Hunter Biden, the president’s scandal-scarred younger son.
Republicans blast Rep. Maxine Waters over protest comments
A chorus of Republicans blasted Rep. Maxine Waters Sunday for telling angry protesters to “stay in the streets” and “get more confrontational” during the seven-straight night of unrest in Minnesota — saying the California Democrat’s fiery comments could incite violence in a state already on edge. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away, we’ve got to get more confrontational.”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Waters’ remarks are a reflection of the Democratic Party’s overall agenda. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) questioned why Waters traveled from California to Minnesota. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) questioned why Waters traveled from California to Minnesota. “Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot?
Dana Perino & Emily Compagno Top 5 Life Lessons
The FOX Top 5 podcast. From greatest Presidential quotes, to favorite family traditions, to guilty pleasures… Join your favorite FOX News anchors, reporters and personalities every week, as they pair up to share their top five lists on a wide range of topics. This week, co-host of America’s Newsroom and The Five, Dana Perino and co-host of Outnumbered on FOX News Channel, Emily Compagno, come together to share their top 5 life lessons.
Insider ripped for piece victimizing teachers during COVID
Insider noted that some teachers have decided to leave or are considering to leave the profession as the U.S. is dealing with "a growing educator shortage." Schools nationwide have been noticing an influx of teachers taking a leave of absence or retiring. Another Twitter user called the article "offensive." One Twitter user wrote a note of appreciation for teachers, acknowledging that it has been "a really tough year and a half." "I am so thankful for my kids teachers," the user wrote, noting that "all have gone above & beyond" to adapt to the changes.
Media clashes over Minnesota and law enforcement coverage
"Fox & Friends" co-host Will Cain and Fox News contributor Mo Elleithee clashed on how the mainstream media is covering the police-involved Minnesota shooting of Daunte Wright and law enforcement in general on Howard Kurtz's "Media Buzz" on Sunday. He added that, by and large, the narrative is that we "honor" and respect our police, not vilify them. "However, when there are bad actors...that we need to giure out thow to prevent htem from doing those bad acts. Cain presented the example of NBA star Lebron James claiming that African-Americans are being "literally hunted" down in the street, with seemingly little push back from media. And I’m just ready to see the rest of the mainstream media call this out for the hypocrisy that it is."
Letters to the Editor — April 19, 2021
She should not be tried by the media or elected officials. Officer Kim Potter made a grave mistake and will live with this for the rest of her life. It is time for our elected officials to think twice about the fact that words have consequences before they open their mouths and stick their feet in them. Public officials should not bend to public pressure as a replacement for the rule of law under the guise of maintaining stability. Letters are subject to editing for clarity, length, accuracy and style.
Hotel exec seeks new financing for Tribune after partner drops bid
A Maryland hotel executive is trying to assemble new financing for a $680 million offer to buy Tribune Publishing after his partner, a Swiss billionaire, pulled out of the bidding for the newspaper chain. Bainum told Tribune representatives about Wyss’ withdrawal on Friday, and they authorized him to talk to other potential investors, according to the person familiar with the matter. Through a spokesman, the special committee of the Tribune Publishing board that is handling the offers declined to comment. Alden became Tribune Publishing’s largest shareholder in 2019 and now holds a 32 percent stake in the Chicago-based company. Wyss’ withdrawal was reported earlier by the Chicago Tribune.
Minneapolis drive-by shooting leaves 2 National Guard members injured
Two Minnesota National Guardsmen have been injured following a drive-by shooting that occurred in Minneapolis during the early morning hours Sunday. Hawkins noted that one National Guard member was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for lacerations from shattered glass, while the other was left with "superficial injuries." "I am relieved to know none of our Guardsmen were seriously injured," Major General Shawn Manke, the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, said in a statement. The document listed four goals of the new traffic enforcement division: Maximizing the traffic safety benefits of traffic enforcement, eliminating racial disparities in traffic enforcement, educating the public on safe driving behaviors and traffic laws, and earning the trust of communities harmed by earlier practices. We urgently need traffic safety in our community," Cunningham said Friday in a Facebook post announcing the proposal.
Pompeo calls Thomas-Greenfield’s ‘slavery’ comments ‘reprehensible’
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed comments from UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield that “slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents” — saying the remarks are “reprehensible” and should disqualify her from representing American interests around the world. “America is a noble place,” Pompeo told “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM in an interview that aired Sunday. “I have seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles. To have our American ambassador to the United Nations denigrate the founding principles of the United States of America the way that she did this week is truly reprehensible,” he continued. “I was acknowledging what is a fact in the United States.
Trump blasts Biden plan to withdraw from Afghanistan
Former President Donald Trump blasted President Biden for pushing the deadline to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan to Sept. 11 — saying it “should remain a day of reflection and remembrance.”Trump argued in a statement Sunday that the US “can and should” pull out the final 2,500 troops ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. “September 11th represents a very sad event and period for our Country and should remain a day of reflection and remembrance honoring those great souls we lost,” he said. “Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do.”Trump urged Biden to “keep as close” as possible to his own goal of getting the troops out on May 1. Trump urged Biden to “keep as close” as possible to his own goal of getting the troops out on May 1. Biden had previously suggested that Trump’s withdrawal date of May 1 would be hard to meet because of “tactical reasons.” MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images“I am now the fourth United States president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan.
Two killed in huge blaze after driverless Tesla on autopilot crashes into tree
A Tesla Model S on autopilot crashed into a tree in Texas — killing two men inside and sparking a massive fire that took firefighters four hours to douse, according to reports. The fully electric 2019 Tesla was driving in a cul-de-sac when it failed to navigate a turn and sped into nearby woods — striking a tree, with the collision igniting the car’s batteries, reports said. The Tesla was on autopilot when it failed to navigate a turn and sped into the nearby woods. ABCWhen the flames were doused authorities said they found the bodies of two men inside the vehicle — one in the front passenger’s seat and one in the rear passenger’s seat. The Tesla crash sparked a massive fire, killing the two people inside the vehicle.
Portland church damaged in riot says cost of repairs will take away from feeding the homeless
Portland businesses and a church picked up the pieces Saturday morning between nights of unrest in the city following a number of police shootings nationwide. Groups of around 100 people moved around the streets of Portland, either protesting or looking to cause damage on Friday night, leading police to declare a riot. Police also shot a man in Lents Park in southeast Portland on Friday morning. A police report noted that the church is "a location known for their generosity in feeding over a thousand meals weekly to the homeless." "Antifa are telling their comrades to discard of evidence if they were involved in the arson attacks last night in downtown Portland," Ngô tweeted.
LinkedIn's company-wide week off a no 'strings attached' refresher as employers fight burnout
LinkedIn said it received a swell of positive feedback from employees after an all-company week off following the Easter holiday, amid signs of increased burnout among employees across the economy. Many employees took to social media to express their gratitude. LinkedIn's move followed signs of increased burnout recognized as growing amounts of stress among employees in the last year. GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE"RestUp! week gave us yet another opportunity to take care of ourselves – and put our well-being first," McQueen said.
?Secretary of State Blinken defends Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal
?Secretary of State Antony Blinken dismissed criticism of President Biden’s planned troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, arguing that the US completed the goals of ensuring the country doesn’t become a haven for terror attacks and killing Obama bin Laden. US President Joe Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesIn making his decision, Biden went against the Pentagon and the opinions of former generals like David Petraeus and Joseph Dunford. “I have great respect for General Petraeus, General Dunford and others, but we had a very deliberate and fully informed process leading up to the decision by the president,” Blinken said. “President Biden is not going to take his eye off the ball,” Sullivan told host Chris Wallace. “So to really protect this country from the terrorist threat, we need to allocate our resources and capabilities across a range of countries and continents, not just focus them on Afghanistan,” Sullivan said.
West Point expels eight cadets, holds back 53 others for cheating
West Point Military Academy has expelled eight cadets and held back 53 others for a year over its biggest cheating scandal in more than 40 years. “West Point must be the gold standard for developing Army officers. West Point’s “willful admission process” allowed 55 of the cheating cadets to escape expulsion by confessing. West Point said that 52 of the cadets were athletes no longer on teams. “Character development is the most important thing we do at West Point.
Impeach and remove Maxine Waters
In supporting the second impeachment of President Trump, California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters said he was “inciting” his followers, and was “trying to create a Civil War.”By her own standards, Maxine Waters should be impeached and removed. They’re trying to take over government buildings. “We’ve got to get more confrontational,” Rep. Maxine Waters rallied to her supporters. PoolMaxine Waters is trying to create a Civil War, and her irresponsible rhetoric is inciting violence. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should strip her of her committee assignments and move for a vote to remove Waters from office.
Newt Gingrich: Crisis of American civilization – here's what we must do to oppose forces trying to destroy US
We are now in a crisis of American civilization fully as dangerous and real as the crisis of the U.S. Civil War or World War II. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERHowever dangerous the foreign challenges are they fade away when compared with the domestic threats to American civilization. The threat to American civilization goes far beyond violence in the streets. The threat to American civilization goes far beyond violence in the streets. If we are going to remain America, we must oppose the forces trying to destroy us.
Fauci, pressed on why vaccinated people still need to wear masks, hints change is coming
Dr. Anthony Fauci has indicated that a change in coronavirus health policy on the use of face masks may be coming, but he remained hesitant to say exactly when that might be. FAUCI EXPECTS JOHNSON & JOHNSON DECISION FRIDAY, RETURN WITH 'WARNING' OR 'RESTRICTION'Fauci told NBC’s "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the use and recommendations regarding face masks may change soon as vaccinations continue. The nation dropped its outdoor mask mandate Sunday after vaccinating roughly 80% of its adult population. Meanwhile, tension around face masks and other restrictions in the U.S. remains high, with Fauci and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, clashing over their use. "When we get the level of infection in this country low enough that it is not a really high threat," Fauci responded.
Candace Owen encourages parents to sue schools for ‘ruining lives’ of children
"Blackout" author Candace Owen and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk join "Sunday Morning Futures" to discuss the impact of cancel culture in schools. Owen called out educators for allowing "systematic bullying" in schools, while Kirk encouraged adults to "protect young people’s rights." It's time for adults to start to protect young people's right to organize and speak their mind. …What we're seeing happening right now in the schools is they're saying this is the acceptable way that human beings must think. You have to start suing the schools because they're ruining the lives of young children.
Chicago mayor slams 'trash' rumors, indicates she won't resign after Adam Toledo shooting
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called online rumors that she planned to resign her position "trash" on Sunday. "It’s shocking and disappointing to see some media members and verified Twitter handles are peddling this trash as truth," Lightfoot wrote on Twitter. Ja'Mal Green, a former Chicago mayoral candidate, seemed slightly apologetic for spreading rumors that Lightfoot intended to resign. The rumors come as Lightfoot faces criticism for her handling of the death of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old who was shot by Chicago police. And we all must proceed with deep empathy and calm," Lightfoot said earlier in April according to The Chicago Tribune.
Biden created 'catastrophe' at southern border by 'dismantling' Trump’s policies: Florida Gov. DeSantis
Ron DeSantis slammed President Biden’s immigration policies on "Sunday Morning Futures," saying he "dismantled" former President Trump’s policies and now there is "a huge catastrophe at the southern border," which he argued will have "reverberations all across the country." He explained during an exclusive interview with Maria Bartiromo that the "catastrophe" started with Biden "dismantling President Trump’s policies to stop the flow of the illegal migrants across the southern border." "I think from really top to bottom… Biden has failed on dealing with illegal immigration and rule of law," he added. President Biden has scrapped a number of former President Trump’s immigration policies, which included construction of the border wall and having asylum seekers remain in Mexico instead of staying in the U.S. while they wait for their cases to be heard. DeSantis was referencing the lawsuit filed by Florida’s attorney general last month to halt Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance that narrows the illegal immigrants prioritized for arrest and deportation.
Minneapolis city council moves toward unarmed traffic enforcers after Daunte Wright shooting
In the wake of the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop outside Minneapolis last week, city officials have approved a move toward unarmed traffic enforcers. Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday for the development of a new Traffic Safety Division, which would be separate from the Minneapolis Police Department, FOX9 Minneapolis reported. The document listed four goals of the new traffic enforcement division: Maximizing the traffic safety benefits of traffic enforcement, eliminating racial disparities in traffic enforcement, educating the public on safe driving behaviors and traffic laws, and earning the trust of communities harmed by earlier practices. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"We urgently need traffic safety in our community," Cunningham said Friday in a Facebook post announcing the proposal. "We also need for increasing traffic safety to not come at a great cost of harm to our neighbors in the process.
Sens. Coons, Cornyn float bipartisan plan to pass infrastructure package
Chris Coons, a Democrat, and John Cornyn, a Republican, said they are working on bipartisan legislation — including an infrastructure bill that would split the nearly $2 trillion package to rebuild roads and bridges and tackle how to pay for the improvements later. Coons of Delaware said the strategy would be to pass the core $800 billion infrastructure component by a 60-vote bipartisan effort, and then later take up the other initiatives in the package — including those in Biden’s soon-to-be-announced American Families Plan — on a party-line vote. Cornyn, of Texas, said Coons is “half right.”U.S. “The truth is, it’s very hard to get anything done in the Senate unless it is bipartisan. Coons said having Democrats and Republicans coming together would send a bold message to the country’s enemies.
Stephen Miller stresses importance of immigration reform lawsuits: 'Innocent people' will be killed
Attorneys general across the nation have been standing up to narrowing immigration reform via lawsuits filed against the Biden administration, and former Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller backed the importance of these actions to national security. In early March, Florida AG Ashley Moody filed a lawsuit to halt Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidance that narrows the number of illegal immigrants prioritized for arrest and deportation. Meanwhile, the Biden administration has halted this procedure in a majority of cases. "The result of that is going to be a massive amount of recidivism – innocent people are going to get hurt, innocent people are going to get killed, innocent people are going to suffer irreparable damage as a result of that decision." And in the case of criminal illegal immigrants, send them home."
Rep. Devin Nunes: China's 'laughing' at Biden admin over foreign policy
In a wide-ranging interview on "Sunday Morning Futures," California Rep. Devin Nunes argued that China isn't taking the Biden administration seriously - and that their ultimate goal is to devalue the U.S. dollar. REP. DEVIN NUNES: The Biden administration seems to be going into the policy instead of, like Ronald Reagan used to say, 'peace through strength.' So the Chinese do not take Biden seriously because the Chinese understand propaganda. So what are they doing at the Biden administration? They're laughing because they don't care what the narratives are here in the United States of America.
Republicans slam Maxine Waters for telling protesters to 'get more confrontational' over Chauvin trial
Republicans condemned Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., for telling protesters in Minnesota to "get more confrontational" if Derek Chauvin isn't convicted of murdering George Floyd. Waters said she was "hopeful" Chauvin would be convicted of murder, but if he isn't, "we cannot go away." "Telling rioters who have burned buildings, looted stores, and assaulted journalists to get 'more confrontational' is incredibly irresponsible. Every House Democrat should condemn Maxine Waters' call for violence," National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg told Fox News. "Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot?
Blinken says it will be 'very hard to meet' Biden's pledge to resettle 62,000 refugees
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said it will be "very hard to meet" President Biden's pledge to resettle 62,000 refugees by the end of this fiscal year. During an interview on ABC's "This Week" Blinken blamed the "broken system" under the Trump administration for why the Biden administration likely won't be able to meet their pledge of resettling 62,000 refugees in the United States. But now we are going to increase the number," Biden added. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"This Biden Administration refugee admissions target is unacceptable," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said. "This is a testament to the power that people’s movements, community advocates, & progressive coalitions have built," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted later after the Biden White House reversed the decision.
Secretary of State Blinken defends Biden on refugee cap flip-flop
?Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday defended President Biden’s backtracking on upholding the Trump’s administration’s decision to cap refugee admissions after an uproar from Democratic lawmakers. “We’re able to start to bring people in who’ve been in the pipeline and who weren’t able to come in. That is starting today, and we’re going to revisit it in the middle of May,” Blinken said. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday that Biden (above) would raise the refugee cap but wouldn’t say how high. .. but also that we raise the cap.
Nancy Pelosi biography reveals depths of her tone-deafness
On November 8, 2016, Nancy Pelosi told interviewers she had complete confidence that Hillary Clinton was about to be elected president. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaking at a press conference about the Paycheck Fairness Act Michael Brochstein/Sipa USABut it’s hard for a megalomaniac to walk away, even when she hurts her party. Nancy Pelosi called Donald Trump “the most dangerous person in the history of our country.” AFP via Getty ImagesWhen asked whether she hated Trump, she replied, “I don’t hate anybody. During a Congressional trip to China in 1991, Nancy Pelosi and others unfurled a banner in Tiananmen Square reading “To Those Who Died for Democracy in China” in Chinese and English. RNC staffer turned White House spokesman Sean Spicer told Page, “Nancy Pelosi was literally the best gift that Republicans had, especially in terms of fund-raisng.
Fauci expects Johnson & Johnson vaccine decision Friday, return with 'warning' or 'restriction'
Dr. Anthony Fauci believes that health officials could reach a decision as to how to handle the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine as soon as Friday this week. Fauci stressed that the FDA wanted to look at "all the data" before forming its advisory. Fauci was not clear on what a restriction or warning might look like. BUDWEISER GIVES FREE BEER FOR COVID-19 VACCINE, FOLLOWING SAM ADAMS, KRIPY KREME GIVEAWAYSIsrael provided some hope, though, that vaccinations provide a true step towards a return to normalcy. Even with total immunization, it is possible that any vaccination will require a booster shot at some point later in the year.
Man caught trespassing at Taylor Swift’s Tribeca apartment
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)A man was arrested Saturday night allegedly attempting to sneak into Taylor Swift’s Tribeca apartment building, law enforcement sources said. Police arrived at Swift’s 155 Franklin St. residence just before 11 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a call about a man trying to gain entry to the building by holding the front door open, sources said. Google MapsSuspect Hanks Johnson, 52, was arrested without incident, according to sources. Swift, 31, purchased three apartments in the 10-unit building in 2018 and also owns the swanky $17 million townhouse next-door, at 153 Franklin St. The “Love Story” singer has spent an eye-popping $47.7 million on properties on the block.
Jonathan Turley: Trump vs. Waters – in incitement case, she may be best witness in ex-president's defense
Moreover, they would fail under a lower standard of proof than the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard in criminal law. Such a result would eviscerate the claim that Trump was guilty of criminal incitement in his speech. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERAfter the riot, various legal experts proclaimed there was a strong if not conclusive case for criminal incitement. As I have previously written, these statements ignored both the elements of that crime and controlling case law. Indeed, Waters has gone further and insisted that Trump should not only be charged with criminal incitement but actual "premeditated murder."
Sullivan promises Biden 'not going to take his eye off the ball' with Afghanistan, despite GOP concerns
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that in leaving Afghanistan, the U.S. would be "gift wrapping the country and handing it right back" to the Taliban. BIDEN ADMIN TO BRIEF FULL SENATE ON DECISION TO WITHDRAW US TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN"President Biden is not going to take his eye off the ball," Sullivan assured "Fox News Sunday" viewers. He said that according to intelligence, the U.S. would have "months of warning before al-Qaida or ISIS could have an external plotting capability from Afghanistan." Addressing what would happen to the people of Afghanistan should the U.S. exit, Sullivan noted the the U.S. will continue to provide civilian and humanitarian assistance. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPSullivan also addressed Iran, and efforts to curb its nuclear ambitions.
Whitmer blames Michigan coronavirus numbers on travelers after top staffer vacationed in FL
Gretchen Whitmer on Sunday blamed travelers for a growing number of B117 coronavirus variant cases — after asking for "grace" for a top staffer who took heat for a recent vacation in Florida. "At the end of the day, this is going to come down to whether or not everyone does their part," Whitmer told "Meet the Press." This variant, the B117 variant, is what is growing so quickly in Michigan. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel was in Gulf Shores, Alabama, according to the Michigan Information & Research Service. "Yes, I am concerned" about travel between the states, the governor told reporters earlier this month.
Russia reportedly adds to military muscle in Black Sea region amid US tensions
Russia continued to ramp up its military presence in the Black Sea over the weekend as two more warships and 15 smaller vessels moved to the waterway amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow. The Biden administration last Thursday scrubbed sending two US warships to the Black Sea after the Kremlin warned “stay away for your own good” to the deployment. Landing crafts of the Russian Navy’s Caspian Flotilla are pictured on the Don River during the inter-fleet move from the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea. The Russian Navy’s Ropucha-class landing ship Kaliningrad sets sail in the Bosphorus on its way to the Black Sea. The strait links Russia and Crimea, which Putin illegally annexed in 2014, prompting a round of sanctions from the US and its European allies.
Fauci expects J&J decision Friday, ‘very seriously’ doubts it will be canceled
Dr. Anthony Fauci expects officials to make a decision on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Friday — and he “very seriously” doubts that regulators will decide to scrap it entirely. “I do think that there will likely be some sort of warning or restriction or risk assessment. I don’t think it’s just going to go back and say, ‘Okay, everything’s fine. Fauci said Sunday he expects federal health officials to release a decision by the day of Friday’s meeting. We need to get Friday some decision one way or the other,” he added.
Maxine Waters' 'get more confrontational' comment is latest in history of heated rhetoric
Waters has a history of in-your-face remarks and impassioned statements that has included barbs at her own colleages. MAXINE WATERS PUSHES SUPPORTERS TO FIGHT TRUMP WH, SAYS ‘THE PEOPLE’ WILL ‘ABSOLUTELY HARASS’ TRUMP STAFFERSWaters doubled down on that rhetoric in subsequent appearance on MSNBC. The congresswoman has had no shortage of words for the Trump administration. Back in February 2017, she called the Trump administration "a bunch of scumbags ... who are all organized around making money." In 2018 she addressed the controversy over her calls for people to "push back" on Trump administration officials.
I worked hard on my resume, so why are my job applications not getting results?
I’ve spent days working on my resume after reading advice books and scouring the Web for tips. Yet, after sending hundreds of resumes in response to job postings, I haven’t had one nibble. Spending all of your time on your resume and online, thinking the resume is going to do the work for you. Job seekers put all their efforts into the resume, then click “send” and wait — like sending a message in a bottle, tossing it into the ocean and hoping for a response. Most hiring occurs “offline” for roles that never get posted on the job boards.
Ontario retracts new coronavirus restrictions that banned playgrounds, involved police after outcry
Ontario's premier retracted restrictions Saturday that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to explain why they're out after a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public. Ford's Friday announcement limited outdoor gatherings to those in the same household and closed playgrounds and golf courses. This is going to target essential workers and racialized people. It has pleaded with other provinces to send nurses and other health workers. Ontario just closed schools days ago after insisting for weeks they were safe.
Eli Steele: Georgia's political confusion sparks pain for everyday people
But were these rules worthy of the Jim Crow 2.0 label? Growing up in a civil rights family, I was fairly young when I learned about voter suppression during the Jim Crow era. Perhaps that is why my strange feeling of disconnect only intensified as I listened to President Biden denounce the water restrictions, an act so pernicious that it warranted a name bigger than Jim Crow: "Jim Eagle." Cannon had been arrested two weeks prior for refusing to stop knocking on Kemp’s door as he signed the voting bill. Instead, the use of the past Jim Crow horrors by Cannon and her counterparts, including Stacey Abrams, added to the confusion.
John Ratcliffe: America's adversaries are 'testing', 'taking advantage of' Biden 'wrong decisions'
President Biden's national security and foreign policy moves are "failing" early in his administration, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told "Life, Liberty & Levin" in an interview airing Sunday night. Earlier, Ratcliffe told Levin that Russia's recent military buildup near the border with Ukraine is an example of a foreign leader "testing" Biden. But he's going to test -- he's testing him right now, and all of these world leaders are." After nearly three months in office, Ratcliffe alleged, the Biden White House is projecting "chaos through weakness." I fear that that is what our foreign policy is going to look like," he said.
FOX News Rundown Extra: The Battles Over ‘Court Packing’ And Elections Are Intensifying
With control of both the White House and Congress, Democrats feel the time if right to push their bold agenda items. That was evident earlier this week when they called for the addition of four justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Republican Party quickly responded by calling the proposal a “power grab” and an attempted High Court takeover. Earlier this week, host Dave Anthony spoke Georgia Republican Congressman Drew Ferguson about the Democrats’ effort to ‘pack’ the Supreme Court and how Republicans plan to respond to the Democrats. On the FOX NEWS Rundown, you will hear our unedited interview with Rep. Drew Ferguson.
Kathie Lee Gifford’s Spiritual Mentor Discusses the Bible’s Numerical Code of the Messiah
Christianity and Judaism share a great deal of history and faith. It’s because Jesus’s Last Supper in the upper room, was in fact the Jewish Passover meal in which He makes a new covenant, through His anticipated sacrifice. Instead of the lamb’s blood on the doorframes, it is Jesus’s blood shed on the Cross. But there’s far more that Christians and learn by unlocking the numerical code that’s all through the Bible and particularly the Old Testament. Rabbi Jason Sobel, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi, has explored and rolled away the stones of this mathematical mystery in his new book Mysteries of the Messiah: The Rock, The Road, The Rabbi.
Wisconsin shooting at Kenosha lakeside bar leaves 3 dead: reports
A manhunt for an armed suspect was underway in Kenosha, Wisconsin, early Sunday morning after gunfire at a bar left three people dead and at least two wounded, according to reports. It happened at the Somers House, a tavern near the shore of Lake Michigan that's popular with people from the Carthage College community down the road, the Kenosha News reported. As of 2:30 a.m. local time, police had established a radius extending three blocks south of the bar as officers searched for the suspect, the News reported. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe count of three fatalities came from the Kenosha County Sherriff's Department, according to tweets from WDJT-TV reporter Brittany Lewis in Milwaukee and N. Nieves of CBS News. Check back for updates.
Janice Dean: Cuomo, COVID and the anniversary of my mother-in-law's death – why this week was so hard
"And once the storm is over you won’t remember you how made it through, how you managed to survive. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. April 14th was the one-year anniversary of my mother-in-law Dolores "Dee" Newman’s death. Finally, on the anniversary of my mother-in-law’s death, I fell apart. MAHER PRAISES DESANTIS, KNOCKS CUOMO, 'LIBERAL MEDIA' FOR GETTING COVID WRONG: 'THOSE ARE JUST FACTS'I cried all day.
Sacramento police officers hospitalized after protesters spray them with unknown 'irritant'
Four police officers in Sacramento, California, were hospitalized Saturday night after being sprayed with an unknown "liquid irritant" during an anti-police protest. Around 50 protesters had gathered outside the Statehouse after having promoted "black bloc tactics" on social media, meaning they would wear all black and attempt to conceal their identities, according to KVOR-TV in Sacramento. Some of the protesters wore helmets and carried shields, police said. Rioters also threw rocks at officers and there were at least two reported incidents of vandalism, the department said. Officers found a bag filled with rocks outside a government building in the area but it was unclear if it was placed there by a protester.
Minnesota State Patrol updates guidance on reporters during protests
Credentialed members of the press can no longer be subject to Minnesota State Patrol dispersal orders, and troopers will halt the practice of photographing them before letting them go while covering protests and have been prohibited from taking other actions against the media. The MSP began photographing journalists, their driver’s licenses and their press credentials amid widespread protests over police brutality and racial injustice. “Any law ‘abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press’ is prohibited under the First Amendment.” U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright wrote in the order. The MSP said in a statement that it had briefly detained and released a number of journalists under the now-nixed policy but hadn’t arrested any. They cannot use or threaten to use force on journalists who are not suspected of a crime.
US and China agree to cooperate on climate crisis
China is the world’s biggest carbon emitter, followed by the United States. It’s unclear how much Kerry’s China visit would promote U.S.-China cooperation on climate issues. Kerry said Sunday that “we very much hope that (Xi) will take part” in the summit but it’s up to China to make that decision. Major emitters of greenhouse gases are preparing for the next U.N. climate summit taking place in Glasgow, U.K., in November. Xi announced last year that China would be carbon-neutral by 2060 and aims to reach a peak in its emissions by 2030.
Taurus Horoscope Today: Free Daily Horoscope
A new solar year begins for you this week and you should aim to make it the best one ever. be careful though – if you set yourself too many targets you may look back 12 months from now and wish you had been a bit more focused.
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If you want to impress people in positions of power then you must act quickly. Whatever your aims may be you should push ahead with them immediately, even if you don’t feel fully ready. Yesterday's HoroscopeIf someone asks you to help them out today you will of course do so. But you also need to be smart and recognize that they may be after more than just physical assistance. Let everyone see your big heart but keep your money in your pocket.
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Either lead, follow or get out of the way. That is the message of the stars for the week ahead and with the Sun moving into the partnership area of your chart it might be wiser to follow, at least for now. Let others take the risks for once.
Protesters chase, toss eggs at CNN crew covering Daunte Wright unrest
Protesters in Minnesota chased away a CNN crew while they were attempting to cover the fourth night of demonstrations over the police killing of Daunte Wright, a report said. Marquez tried to reason with the women, the report said, before other protesters joined in, with some eventually shouting for the CNN crew to leave, the report said. As the crew was driving away in their van, multiple people pelted the vehicle with eggs. One member of the CNN crew got hit in the head with a water bottle. The CNN reporter tried to reason with the women before other protesters joined in, with some eventually shouting for the CNN crew to leave.
Scientific American joins trend, will call climate change ‘climate emergency’
Scientific American has joined the growing list of news outlets who are upgrading the term climate change to a “climate emergency.” In its warning, SA compares climate change to someone losing their breath and being rushed to the hospital in the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s time for journalism to recognize that the climate emergency is here,” SA writes in their statement on Tuesday. Failure to slash the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will make the extraordinary heat, storms, wildfires and ice melt of 2020 routine and could ‘render a significant portion of the Earth uninhabitable,'” warned the January Scientific American article. But skeptics observe that the climate terms just appear to be changing with the wind. Climate change is also being blamed by outlets like MSNBC for the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Workers at Mashable, PC Mag stage strike over ‘paltry wages’
The union was voluntarily recognized by Ziff-Davis’ parent company, J2 Global, two years ago, but now it claims management is dragging its feet on approving wage increases. “Wages have become a critical issue at Ziff Davis,” the union said in its statement. “Recently, some staff members appealed to company leaders, telling personal stories about what their life is like living on paltry wages. The union accused Ziff Davis of “ignoring critical requests for information and circumventing the union by illegal ‘direct dealing’ with employees” in an attempt to thwart contract talks. By the time PC Magazine published its last print edition in January 2009, over 80 percent of its revenue was digital.
Vandals smash NYPD cop car window while officers respond to 911 call
Vandals smashed the rear window of an NYPD patrol car while the officers were responding to a desperate call for help in the Bronx, police said Saturday. “While our officers were addressing a domestic violence 911 call yesterday, the rear window of their car was intentionally smashed,” the NYPD’s 46th Precinct tweeted about Friday’s incident along Andrews Avenue South and West 179th Street in University Heights. Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). “Expect more of this type of behavior,” warned Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD sergeant who teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. When vehicles go out of service, it will slow down response times which puts lives in danger.” He said the “anti-cop rhetoric is reaching a fever pitch.”
NYC sees ‘unprecedented’ amount of COVID vaccine availability
New York City was awash in COVID-19 vaccination opportunities Saturday, a possible turning point in the inoculation campaign where supply may be outstripping demand. The state’s eligibility site Saturday listed appointment availability at almost all mass vaccination sites — even the in-demand Javits Center in Manhattan. vaccine supply will outstrip demand. New Yorkers arrive at the Javits Center COVID-19 vaccination center on April 13, 2021 in New York. Medgar Evers College, in Brooklyn, at 231 Crown Street is the site of a NYS FEMA vaccination site.
Dogecoin jumps again to double record rally price
Dogecoin has doubled from its Wednesday morning rally to reach prices of more than $0.30 Thursday night. The dog meme-inspired cryptocurrency — that began as a joke — is up 400 percent over the past week, according to Coindesk. “Doge Barking at the Moon,” tweeted SpaceX’s Elon Musk, who once said Dogecoin is his favorite Bitcoin rival. “Me on Robinhood checking if #dogecoin has reached the moon every 2 seconds,” another user tweeted. Dallas Mavericks owner Marc Cuban began accepting Dogecoin for payment for NBA tickets and merchandise last month.
Robinhood sues Massachusetts over regulatory clampdown
Online brokerage Robinhood on Thursday sued to invalidate Massachusetts’ recently-adopted fiduciary rule and block state regulators from proceeding with charges it encourages inexperienced investors to place risky trades without limits. Robinhood in a lawsuit filed in state court in Boston said the fiduciary standard of conduct for broker-dealers that Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s office adopted last year violates state and federal law. Galvin, the state’s top securities regulator, in December filed an administrative case accusing Robinhood of using aggressive tactics to attract inexperienced investors and failing to prevent outages on its platform. The case is the first enforcement action brought under a state fiduciary rule adopted in September that raised the investment-advice standard for brokers. Regulators are seeking a fine and order requiring Robinhood to engage a compliance consultant to review its platform and policies.
How Coinbase’s billionaire CEO weathered a clash over Black Lives Matter
Coinbase’s landmark stock listing has made billionaire CEO Brian Armstrong an instant icon of the cryptocurrency revolution — but his last major turn in the spotlight came from a dustup over the Black Lives Matter movement. The edict was intentionally out of step with other Silicon Valley giants that issued statements in support of Black Lives Matter and pledged to support racial justice as protests raged across the country last summer. Several employees staged a virtual walkout on June 4 after Armstrong said in a meeting that issuing a statement in support of Black Lives Matter would be divisive, according to Axios. He also reportedly backed the Black Lives Matter movement in a series of tweets — but they appear to have been deleted. A man holds a Black Lives Matter flag during the protest “Families Supporting Families Joins Mass Action 4 George Floyd Justice 4 All Nationwide Protest” in St.Paul, Minnesota, on March 6.
Dave Portnoy rents Floyd Mayweather Miami Beach home for $200K a month
Dave Portnoy is renting a $200,000-per-month Miami Beach pad that was formerly owned by Floyd Mayweather Jr. until this past October, when the boxing champion unloaded it at a loss, The Post can report. Mayweather, 44, initially purchased the home in 2016 for $7.7 million in an all-cash deal, property records show. He sold it to Julian and Natalia Saban for $6.25 million last fall — a $1.5 million loss. Barstool founder Portnoy, also 44, first moved into the over 5,200-square-foot home last month. Page Six previously reported that Portnoy had been scouting for a mansion in the area, with a Barstool rep confirming that, in fact, “Dave loves warm breezes, pretty señoritas and low taxes so anything is possible.”Barstool’s Dave Portnoy is renting Floyd Mayweather’s former Miami Beach mansion for $200,000 per month.
Banker and Carlyle ‘advisor’ wife land $30M Miami manse
When his son, New York restaurateur Mac Osborne, of Colonial Verde in Brooklyn, came to visit, he stayed for quarantine. Osborne and his wife, Karen Hall Bechtel, an advisor at the Carlyle Group, the global investment firm, also had time to plunk down $28.9 million on a new Miami mansion: 4 Tahiti Beach Island Road. The 10-bedroom, 10-bathroom, three-story waterfront home is a massive 21,235 square feet and boasts its own private beach. Miami spring breakers party on despite restrictions Diehard Miami Beach spring breakers kept the party raging —...There’s also a gym with a spa, sauna, steam and massage rooms. The listing brokers were Chad Caroll and Brett Eaglstein, of Compass; the buyers were repped by Constantin Gorges, also of Compass.
How this ‘Hoarders’ nightmare was saved and turned into a luxe B&B
Airbnb/ Julian Price House FacebookThe Fuko-Rizzos worked with landscape architect Chip Callaway to remove invasive plants and sculpt the 1.6-acre grounds. Julian Price House FacebookEven with the help of the “Hoarders” cleaning crew, the renovation was a huge project — but the Fuko-Rizzos say they never regretted their decision to buy it. Julian Price House FacebookAfter a whole team cleaned out the Tudor house, it took years to renovate — but the couple says it was worth it. Cate Holcombe InteriorsOn the other side of the foyer, an arched doorway leads to a light-green drawing room, photos show. Michael, Eric, their 6-year-old twin daughters and their cat Tyler live in the closed-off servant’s wing of the house.
Is the birthplace of the Oreo cookie on sale for $15.9 million?
The first Oreo cookie was sold in 1912 after being produced by bakeries at the Chelsea Market in New York City, according to the official Oreo website. “I can’t say I was around for a beta test to taste the original Oreo cookie,” listing broker John McAtee of the New England Land Company told The Post. Durstin Saylor Photography; realtor.com; AlamyThe first Oreo cookie was sold in 1912 after being produced by bakeries at the Chelsea Market in New York City, according to the Oreo website. realtor.comThe Oreo-shaped turretIt’s impossible to miss the turret’s resemblance to an Oreo cookie, with white shingles sandwiched between dark gray Victorian-style roofs. It’s impossible to miss the turret’s resemblance to an Oreo cookie.
AOC jumps to conclusions on Chicago shooting — yet again fueling the flames of America’s divisions
“The prosecutor did not ‘make an error.’ He lied,” New York’s Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the world. That was enough for AOC, whose tweet continued: “He [the prosecutor] lied about the police killing a child. “Even as our understanding of this incident continues to evolve, this remains a complicated and nuanced story,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot noted. It doesn’t disregard the grief of Toledo’s parents, nor does it dump fuel on the flames. AOC and the rest of the squad regularly speak in incendiary language, calling for an end to policing, an end to business, an end to anyone who disagrees with them.
Little steps: Team Biden finally starts imitating Trump’s successful border policies
After months of denials and inaction, the Biden administration has finally taken one baby step away from the disastrous policies that brought the worst border crisis in decades. Mexico will maintain 10,000 troops at its southern border; Guatemala will add 12 checkpoints along the migration route through the country and send 1,500 more police to its border with Honduras, while Honduras will increase its border troops for a total of 7,000. This comes after President Joe Biden unilaterally junked Trump’s agreements with these nations to stem the tide, only to see US border detention facilities overrun with thousands of unaccompanied children. Yet now Team Biden is even reconsidering its all-out rejection of Trump’s “wall.” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is pondering Customs and Border Protection’s request to fill gaps in unfinished parts of the wall that allow a constant stream of immigrants. Little steps for little feet: Maybe Biden will eventually start putting reality ahead of ideology on other fronts.
How Biden’s border policies will increase sex trafficking of children to US
What’s more, it has encouraged traffickers to pose as the parents of these children to slip into the US. Gramley said many of these children eventually end up being forced to work in the US sex industry, often in prostitution or child pornography. An image of children, aged 3 and 5, being dropped over the southern border wall shocked many Americans. While data is scarce, Logan believes that just a small fraction of the Latin American children trafficked into the US are being identified. President Biden’s policies make it likely that even more “fake families” are crossing the border, says Lara Logan, who has been covering the crisis.
Woke mayoral candidates want to use COVID to turn NYC into Communist ‘utopia’
But for the candidates running in the June 22 Democratic mayoral primary, the COVID-19 plague is no occasion to honor our underlying strength. An “agrarian” future for New York City? Dianne Morales wants to “divest from the police, invest in the people” and junk the old New York City altogether. She wants to “divest from the police, invest in the people” and suggests we junk the old New York City altogether. With candidates like these, New York could face a heartbreaking destiny: a city that overcame the pandemic, only to be destroyed by a mayor who delivers woke ruination.
Victimization vs. honor in Atlanta: Culture clash in voter-law furor
One of the questions facing Americans these days is whether we live in a culture of honor or a culture of victimization. To live in the culture of honor, the emphasis is always on self-mastery: Make something of yourself. Growing up in a civil-rights family, I was fairly young when I learned about voter suppression during the Jim Crow era. Rep. Park Cannon is placed into the back of a Georgia State Capitol patrol car after being arrested by Georgia State Troopers at the Georgia State Capitol Building. Instead, the use of the past Jim Crow horrors by Cannon and her counterparts, including Stacey Abrams, added to the confusion.
How Congress is pushing for our schools to teach racialist anti-Americanism
Congress has been busy introducing bills supposedly to improve American civics education but really to stoke anti-American neo-racism. AFP via Getty ImagesIn response, the National Association of Scholars has launched a new Civics Alliance to fight for real civics education, focused on dates and documents, not racialist anti-Americanism. The natural result of real civics education is love of country and appreciation for one’s heritage, notwithstanding real historical sins. With the The Civics Learning Act, Congress aims to impose identity politics on all American schools. Pretending otherwise is not only a fool’s errand but a death sentence for real civics education.
Bot and sold: High-tech robotic homes are taking over NYC
Robots may one day rule the world — but for now, they’re taking over New York City apartments to ease the cramp of small-space living. One of the homes is a 470-square-foot studio whose already installed, and ceiling-anchored, Bumblebee system can raise and lower a bed, as well as wardrobe storage, by phone and voice. Designed by former Apple and Tesla engineers, the Bumblebee system uses software that catalogs stored-away items, such as an umbrella for rainy days, that can be summoned on demand. Ori CEO Hasier LarreaThere, this unhidden system has storage, a pull-out desk and certain ones have beds that slide out from beneath. At The Artisan, the average rent premium for a studio with Ori is $200, meaning that much more per month over a standard studio.
Feast your eyes on this $11.2M NYC eatery turned mansion
The townhouse dates to 1839, built for William Beach Lawrence, a famed ambassador to the UK. Christie’s International Real EstateThe 7,595-square-foot home comes with a 1,335-square-foot basement. Christie’s International Real EstateRight now, the building operates as five free-market rental apartments: a three-bedroom floor-through apartment and four one-bedroom units; one of them has access to a terrace overlooking gardens. For $12.5 million, the 10 bedroom mansion can easily return back to a single-family home. Christie’s International Real EstateThe listing brokers are Erin Boisson Aries and Nicola Bottero of Christie’s International Real Estate’s New York City brokerage.
Mercedes rolls out luxury electric car in duel with Tesla
Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG on Thursday unveiled a battery-powered counterpart to its top Mercedes luxury sedan as German carmakers ramp up their challenge to electric upstart Tesla. The EQS is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be built on a framework designed from the start as an electric car, rather than using components from an internal-combustion vehicle. The EQS is the sibling to the company’s S-Class large internal-combustion sedan, the luxury brand’s flagship model that sells for $110,000 and up. Mercedes isn’t saying yet how much the EQS will cost when it reaches customers later this year. The hyperscreen in the Mercedes EQS is a 56-inch digital display that replaces the conventional dashboard.
Cowardly CEOs’ woke political activism is a PR gimmick
Major League Baseball recently decided the law is so onerous that it needs to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta. Hundreds of CEOs then jumped at the chance to profess their outrage over the situation in Georgia and anywhere else that such Neanderthal thinking exists. Despite the fawning coverage of CEOs standing for democracy, the whole thing had a cheap PR-gimmick stench to it. He butted heads with former President Donald Trump over trade policy and some appointment to key economic posts. In the overt wokeism of his peers he is seeing similar signs of groupthink and short-term strategizing that will not end well.
The $8 trillion (and growing) Biden wants to spend on changing America forever
That’s how much President Joe Biden has proposed in new spending — in just the 2½ months since taking office. That follows $1.9 trillion for last month’s American Rescue Plan, $2.3 trillion for Part I of his infrastructure plan and another $2 trillion or so expected soon for Part II. Biden’s $2.3 trillion “infrastructure” plan similarly shells out hundreds of billions to benefit labor groups and their members. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio) in the $1.9 trillion “rescue” package Biden already rammed through. If Biden & Co. get their way, say goodbye to America as we once knew it.
‘Black Panther II’ will not move production from Georgia despite voting laws
Director Ryan Coogler announced Friday that he will continue making the much-anticipated Marvel movie Black Panther II in Georgia despite the intense criticism over new voting restrictions enacted by the state government. “As an African-American, and as a citizen, I oppose all attempts, explicit and otherwise, to shrink the electorate and reduce access to the ballot,” Coogler said. Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler will not pull production from Georgia stating that it will do more harm than good. “I will encourage everyone working with me to tap in with the local community directly affected by Senate Bill 202,” says Coogler. Earlier this month, the MLB pulled the All-stars game citing the laws.
JPMorgan forced out trader who cooperated with fed probe: lawsuit
JPMorgan Chase treated indicted employees better than an executive who cooperated with federal investigators, according to a lawsuit. Commodities trader Donald Turnbull claims in court papers he was abruptly canned from the bank’s precious metals trading group as soon as JPMorgan execs discovered the extent of his cooperation with the U.S. Department of Justice. Ultimately, the DOJ indicted six JPMorgan traders in 2019 for spoofing, or market manipulation through creating fake supply and demand. Turnbull is seeking unspecified damages. ReutersThe bank justified Turnbull’s termination by claiming he himself had engaged in trades which had “the appearance of spoofing,” a claim which, he says, was “retaliatory.”Turnbull is seeking unspecified damages.
Company that owns a single NJ deli soars to $100M value on stock market
A company that owns a single deli in south New Jersey became worth more than $100 million on the stock market in recent months — marking the latest oddity of the “meme stock” era. The stock trades on an over-the-counter market where just a few hundred shares change hands on a typical day. Paulsboro (NJ) High School, where Paul Morina, listed in financial records as president of deli owner Hometown International, is the principal and head wrestling coach. Google MapsThe stock closed Thursday at $13.50, making Morina’s stake of 1.5 million common shares worth more than $20 million. He also owns warrants for another 30 million shares, records show.
Dalton headmaster quits while Brearley dad writes scathing letter
As the headmaster of the famed Dalton School resigned over controversial race-based curriculum and policies, another storied Manhattan prep school faced a father’s public wrath over the same issue. Dalton School’s Jim Best announced he was leaving Friday to pursue “other exciting and inspiring opportunities” after 16 years at the school. His departure came after months of controversy at the Upper East Side academic bastion over the school’s “anti-racism” focus. “It should be abundantly clear to any thinking parent that Brearley has completely lost its way,” Gutmann wrote. In contrast, an anonymous group of parents sent a letter to other school families in January protesting Dalton’s race-based policies.
Joe Biden’s flavors of the weak: Goodwin
That was predictable, given the cruel realities of life in Central America and Biden’s thoughtless pander that he would be more welcoming than Trump. Extreme wokeness is a form of weakness and, in Biden’s case, is not limited to domestic issues. Mary Altaffer, File/APAlas, the Chinese lecture about America’s problems was mild compared to a screed from Biden’s United Nations ambassador. “It’s the spike in hate crimes over the past three years — against Latino Americans, Sikh and Muslim Americans, Jewish Americans and immigrants. As for Russia, Putin’s rejection of Biden’s offer for a summit was a global-scale put-down.
Biden hits the links for first golf outing of his presidency
President Biden hit the links for the first golf game of his presidency Saturday in an unannounced visit that seemed to take local hackers by surprise. Olivere is the father of Hallie Biden, the widow of Biden’s late son Beau — and former lover of Hunter Biden, his scandal-scarred younger son. Once ranked as one of golf-mad Washington’s top politico players by Golf Digest, Biden took a break from the links during last year’s presidential campaign. President Joe Biden’s motorcade arriving at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware on April 17, 2021. President Trump played at least 150 rounds during his presidency at the golf courses he owns in Virginia, Florida, and New Jersey.
Biden finally calls migrant surge at border a ‘crisis’ as he explains his cave on refugee cap
President Biden is finally calling the chaos at the southern border what it is — a crisis. The startling rhetorical turnabout came Saturday in an off-the-cuff conversation with reporters in Wilmington, Del., as Biden tried to defend his Friday flip-flop on refugee admissions. “We’re going to increase the number [of refugees allowed into the country],” Biden said as he headed home after playing the first golf game of his presidency. “The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people.”“We couldn’t do two things at once,” he added. The dramatic surge of migrants rushing across the Mexican border into the U.S. — with 172,000 apprehended in March alone, a 15-year record — has overwhelmed the Customs and Border Patrol, Republicans charge.
Coney Island comes back to life: Post's week in photos
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Dad who wrote scathing letter to Brearley about race focus: ‘Someone had to’
Chelsea Clinton, Tina Fey, Drew Barrymore and Steve Martin are among those with daughters enrolled at Brearley. Gutmann’s treatise listed 10 “objections” and generally decried the Upper East Side institution’s obsession with race. “Our students noted that as this letter, which denies the presence of systemic racism, crossed their doorways, the evidence of ongoing racism – systemic or otherwise – is daily present in our headlines.”Gutmann, 45, dismissed the notion that Brearley students would be “frightened” by a letter. Robert MillerIn the letter, Gutmann decried the school’s “vacuous, inappropriate, and fanatical use of words such as equity, diversity and inclusiveness. “For goodness sake, Brearley is a school, not a hospital!” he wrote.
Karl Rove: Biden And Others Are Going To Have To Deal With The Aftermath Of GA Boycotts
Karl Rove said,“Interesting thing to me was how closely the governor, the leadership, Republican leaders of the state Senate, the speaker of the House, a Republican, the Republican secretary of state, worked this process. And as you say, they were listening and trying to do rational and sensible things and taking advice from people in the state. And the president of the United States, Mr. Joseph Biden, can’t walk back his original words, which we’re encouraging of, of a boycott. He can’t now say, well, I really didn’t mean it when I said those things. They’re going to have to they’re going to have to deal with the aftermath of this.”
Alan Dershowitz If President Biden Packs The Supreme Court With Progressives It Will Mark the End of The Constitution
Alan Dershowitz joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss why he believes the prosecution overcharged its case against Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd going for second degree murder. Dershowitz also weighed in on the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright and his belief the officer who shot Wright should never be prosecuted because she made an honest mistake which is not a crime. Dershowitz feels if Officer Kim Potter is prosecuted it would be purely political. Dershowitz also expressed his worry if President Biden packs the Supreme Court with progressives who don’t care about due process and free speech it will mark the end of our Constitution.
Matt & Mercedes Schlapp: Putting Our Freedoms First
This week, Jason explains why he views President Biden’s proposed infrastructure package as another Green New Deal, and the problem with relentless spending and tax hikes in Washington, D.C. Then he brings on the stupid with a tweet from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and tells a story with the help of his former Chief of Staff, Fred Ferguson. Later, Jason speaks to Matt Schlapp, the Chairman of the American Conservative Union and Mercedes Schlapp, former White House Director of Strategic Communications for the Trump Administration. They discuss how they got involved in politics as young people, what inspires them to work for the good of the Republican agenda, and their hopes for the country their children will inherit. Keep up with Jason on Twitter: @jasoninthehouse
Why Liberals Lukewarm on Biden Are Suddenly Swooning Over Him
Howie Kurtz on President Biden impressing the more liberal part of his party, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause increasing fears of vaccination skeptics and President Biden announcing the full withdrawal of U-S troops from Afghanistan. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Q & Trey: Fame Has Become The Ultimate Virtue
On a new bonus episode available every Thursday, Trey answers listener questions about politics, ideology, life, and more. This week, Trey is asked why he left the United States House of Representatives, why lawmakers no longer discuss the national debt, and why he was inspired to write his most recent book, Doesn’t Hurt to Ask: Using the Power of Questions to Successfully Communicate, Connect, and Persuade. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
From Hollywood To Holly-Won’t
As seen on “The Greg Gutfeld Show” Fox News Contributor Lara Trump, American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp, co-hosts of the podcast “Tyrus and Timpf” join Greg to discuss how the media is inflaming tensions amid conversations about policing in the country. Later, Greg and the panel discuss Hollywood elites trying to rally against the new Georgia voting laws without knowing what it actually entails. Follow Greg on Twitter: @GregGutfeld
Afghanistan War Coming To An End
This Week:President Biden announced the U.S. will withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan by September 11th 2021, saying it’s time to end America’s longest war. Jared and FOX News Sunday Anchor Chris Wallace discuss the President’s decision and the risk involved. This week, the FDA and CDC recommended a pause in the distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The president invited bipartisan groups of lawmakers to the White House to discuss the bill and to hear alternatives. Rachel speaks with FOX Business Anchor David Asman about Chairman Powell’s optimism and this week’s job’s report.
The Democratic Party Is Destroying Democracy
This week, Will explains how the Democratic party is destroying democracy by attempting to pack the court with new Supreme Court justices, and how this will ultimately put them in charge of future elections. He also weighs in on the NCAA’s decision to allow athletes one free transfer during their undergraduate careers, and gives us the heartwarming back story of how the Cain family adopted their dog, Violet. Catch up with Will on Twitter: @willcain
Biden Team Walks Back Russian Bounty Story that Sparked Media Frenzy
Howie Kurtz on U-S intelligence walking back claims of Russian bounties on U-S soldiers, a group of Democrats wanting to add seats to the Supreme Court and COVID-19 vaccinations will be needing a booster shot to maintain immunity. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Is Trump Fading from the News? Not So Much
Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump remaining a source of headlines, General Patraeus blasting President Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause being overblown? Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
John Boehner On President Trump’s Policies & His Ability To Withstand The Assault from The DOJ, FBI & Left Wing Media
John Boehner, former Speaker of the House, joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss his new book “On The House: A Washington Memoir” and other news of the day. Boehner spoke about the life lessons he took from growing up the second oldest of 12 siblings, working at his father’s bar and playing football under Gerry Faust that helped him when he ran for congress and eventually becoming Speaker of the House. Boehner also explained that while he does not believe in the swamp or deep state, he is troubled by how the Justice Department and FBI acted in the Russia investigation during the Trump administration. Boehner says he is proud of many of the policies President Trump put in place and his ability to withstand the withering assault from the DOJ, FBI and the left wing media. Click here to order On the House: A Washington Memoir
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) Blasts Democrats Push To Pack The Supreme Court ‘It’s Nonsense’
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to discuss Democrat’s push to pack Supreme Court with four new justices. Senator Sasse said,Sasse also added,“I think there have been folks on the progressive activist left who’ve been pledging to pack the courts since Brett Kavanaugh was nominated. They’re not supposed to be Republican or Democrat, blue or red jersey wearing, they’re not supposed to be partizan political actors. They’re supposed to be applying them. So if you if you believe that the Supreme Court isn’t a super legislature, then you don’t think about packing the court to get specific legislative policy outcomes.
Benson Monologue: The Vaccines Work, And Once You’re Fully Vaccinated, Go Back To Life
Listen To Guy’s Monologue Below:On today’s Guy Benson Show, Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson gave a passionate monologue about the safety and efficacy of the several COVID-19 vaccines in use. Guy slammed the decision to pause the use of the J&J vaccine.
Rep Ro Khanna: If You Try To Expand The Supreme Court Right Now It’s Going To Further Polarize And Tear Apart This Country
Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA),Member of the Armed Services Committee, tells Brian Kilmeade he believes it is a good move by President Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. Khanna says we fulfilled our mission by killing Bin Laden and we are keeping regional assets and making it clear if the Taliban harbors al Qaeda we will strike them again. Khanna also addressed the democrats looking to expand the Supreme Court and his proposal to for an 18 year term limit for Justices instead of adding more justices. Khanna believes expanding the court will further polarize and tear the country apart.
Kim Strassel On Corporate America’s Leftward Turn
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Kim Strassel, Potomac Watch columnist for Wall Street Journal edit page joined Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson Show to discuss corporate America’s sharp leftward turn on weighing in on political issues. Kim Strassel said,“First of all, I think I would point out to just important context how absolutely unprecedented this is as well. You know, you and I, we’ve both been doing this a long time. And I would stress both sides because it’s always been understood that good politics is when you keep both sides on your side. But the issues that they have commented on in the past have been those that affect their shareholders, that affect their bottom line.
Rep. Steve Scalise: The Harris “Milk Carton” Was To “Shame Her” Into Going To The Border
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, House Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) explains why he brought a milk carton with Vice President Harris’ photo on it saying ‘MISSING’ to a press conference on Capitol Hill about the border crisis. “Biden put Vice President Harris in charge of this crisis and she won’t even go see it. And so after calling on her to go multiple times, and she just continues to say she’s not going to go, I said let’s put a milk carton with our picture on it saying ‘MISSING’ and maybe just shame her into going, because what you see down there is alarming. They created this crisis in Washington, D.C. The problem can be fixed in Washington, D.C., but at a minimum, go see it in Texas.
Chris Wallace: “60 Minutes Failed” To Provide A Fair, Balanced Report On Ron DeSantis
Wallace also weighed in on the 60 minutes report on Florida Governor Ron DeSanctis (R) over his states vaccine rollout. And I don’t watch 60 Minutes every week, but I happen to watch that story and thought, boy, that’s a pretty good story. And, you know, the implication I don’t think it was an implication, accusation by 60 Minutes was that was pay to play that Publix had given big campaign contributions to DeSantis and other Republicans. So, you know, look, we don’t, We can’t just simply put on everything that a public official says. And I think it’s fair to say that that 60 Minutes failed at that in terms of accurately reflecting the defense of Governor DeSantis.”
Chris Christie: If FDR Couldn’t Pull Off Packing The Supreme Court I’m Not Worried About Jerry Nadler & Ed Markey Doing It
Chris Christie tells Brian Kilmeade he is not worried about the democrats packing the Supreme Court. Christie says if FDR couldn’t pull it off then he’s sure as heck not worried about Jerry Nadler and Ed Markey. When asked about Rep. Ro Khanna’s proposal of having term limits on Supreme Court justices, Christie says that would be unlikely to happen because judges at the federal level are appointed for life and it would take a Constitutional Amendment to change that. Christie also insisted that republicans stop calling what President Biden is saying about the Georgie voting law untrue. Christie says the President needs to be called out for lying and stoking racial divisions in the country to benefit the democrats.
Admiral William McRaven On How Military Commanders Can Keep Al Qaeda At Bay After Troops Leave Afghanistan
Admiral William McRaven, Retired United States Navy Four-Star Admiral & author of “The Hero Code: Lessons Learned From Lives Well Lived”, spoke to Brian Kilmeade about the risks involved with President Biden’s decision to remove all troops from Afghanistan. McRaven believes if the military commanders are given the proper resources they can handle the Taliban and manage the terrorism threat and keep al Qaeda at bay. Click here to order “The Hero Code: Lessons Learned From Lives Well Lived”
Vince Everett Ellison: Benjamin Crump and Al Sharpton Are Vultures Who Can’t Survive Without Black Death
Vince Everett Ellison, author of “The Iron Triangle“, tells Brian Kilmeade no fair minded person believes former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter went out there that morning seeking to kill a black man on camera when she shot and killed Dante Wright. Ellison didn’t hold back discussing Attorney Benjamin Crump and Al Sharpton playing the race card calling them vultures who sit by the phones waiting for somebody to die. Ellison believes Sharpton and Crump could not survive without Black death and they stand on the ashes of the black community. Ellison also discussed critical race theory and says if you want to understand what’s going on with critical race theory, it is the Democratic Party plan to do to white people exactly what they’ve done to most black Americans, make them hate themselves and destroy themselves. Click here to order “The Iron Triangle: Inside the Liberal Democrat Plan to Use Race to Divide Christians and America in their Quest for Power and How We Can Defeat Them”
Rep. Chip Roy: Rep. Nadler “Is Full Of It” For Trying To Pack The Supreme Court
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) explained why Rep. Jerry Nadler is “full of it” for trying to add Justices to the Supreme Court and what the real motive for trying to pack the Supreme Court. And court packing, they announced that day while we’re in the middle of that markup, adding four Justices to the Supreme Court, all of which would just politicize the court, make it less functional, and they would do so for purely power grab purposes. They don’t want a court that says, hey, maybe you shouldn’t be forced to bake a cake. Hey, maybe marriage is between a man and a woman or hey, maybe we shouldn’t be slaughtering the unborn to the tune of 62 million since Roe vs. Wade. They don’t want the court to say, hey, maybe we should actually protect Second Amendment rights and First Amendment rights.
Gianno Caldwell: Biden Once Thought Court-Packing Was A Bonehead Idea, Now He’s The Bonehead
“Back in 1983, Joe Biden was a second term Senator. Now, Joe Biden is a bonehead, clearly. In 2019, Pete Buttigieg said we need to pack the court and I think he get fifteen justices, Joe Biden said we will rue the day that we do something like that. Now he’s looking to study it and certainly he’s looking to pass it. We got to take back the Senate, because right now we’re seeing a country that’s completely under a destructive order.”
Florida deputy hit by passing truck during traffic stop caught on camera
A Florida deputy was struck by another vehicle while conducting a traffic stop, with a video showing the incident and the ensuing chase. Volusia County Sheriff’s Deputy Liles had pulled over a driver for speeding at around 12:40 a.m. Thursday in Edgewater, the sheriff’s office said. A "fast-moving truck" then struck Liles on the back as he was speaking with a driver. Liles tells another deputy that he was hit by the truck’s mirror, much to the other deputy’s surprise. The sheriff’s office shared the video in hopes that they could remind drivers to use caution around law enforcement and first responders.
Greg Laurie: Legendary Billy Graham – 10 things that will surprise you about the world-famous evangelist
Here are 10 facts you will discover about Billy Graham. He worked as a door-to-door salesmanTo earn money for college, Billy Graham took a job with the Fuller Brush Co. in the summer of 1936. Billy Graham became a missional media mogulHoward Stern often claims that he is "King of All Media," but that title truly belongs to Billy Graham. Billy Graham faced all the challenges and joys typical of his time. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM GREG LAURIEThis excerpt is adapted from Greg Laurie’s book "Billy Graham: The Man I Knew", releasing April 13, 2021, via Salem Books.
Mart Green: Mission of biblical proportions – this is how we're taking God's Word to every corner of the world
But I didn’t treasure knowing God’s Word in the way I should have. I didn’t read God’s Word regularly or consistently. My new friend Gaspar lit a flame in my heart – a desire for God’s Word that I’d never felt before. I met with the leaders of the 10 largest Bible translation agencies, and we agreed we could only do this together. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERThis movement is especially significant as we remember that heaven and earth meet at the point of God’s Word.
Supreme Court rules against California's limits on in-home religious gatherings
The U.S. Supreme Court in a divided decision late Friday ruled in favor of lifting restrictions on in-home religious gatherings, overturning a lower court ruling that upheld Gov. The ruling stated that before it can limit religious gatherings, the government must prove they pose a greater danger than secular activities that remain open, such as shopping or attending movies. California "has adopted a blanket restriction on at-home gatherings of all kinds, religious and secular alike," she wrote in the dissent joined by Sotomayor and Breyer. "The law does not require that the State equally treat apples and watermelons," Kagan wrote, saying that in-home gatherings shouldn’t be compared to businesses. A federal judge ruled against the suit, which was upheld by the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, before being overturned by the Supreme Court.
Ariz. AG Mark Brnovich: Supreme Court vs. cancel culture – here's how justices can strike a blow for liberty
Forced disclosure of donor information fuels cancel culture and should be rejected. We cannot allow our laws to be manipulated in a way that threatens human safety and effectively prohibits free speech. We cannot allow our laws to be manipulated in a way that threatens human safety and effectively prohibits free speech. NAACP v. Alabama was decided more than 60 years ago but the threat of unintentional or purposeful release of donors’ personal information still exists. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERUltimately, free speech doesn’t mean individuals can or should escape societal consequences when they do something heinous or illegal.
Dave and Ann Wilson: It's what every parent fears – I've messed up my kids. Here's what happened to us
Dave had a busy day ahead of him too, so he was already off to work before any of us had awakened. By dinner time I was thinking, Heck, I’ve finally got this mom thing down, as I congratulated myself on the high quality of my mothering skills. Ann laid in bed that night beating herself up with "mom guilt" about how she had failed. When you blow it, go back to your kids and apologize (there’s nothing better than a parent who owns their mistakes). CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOur kids have forgiven us and I am betting that your kids will forgive you too.
Jane Hampton Cook: When cancel culture came for Ben Franklin – here's how this founder fought back
Yet in the past year, Franklin has been the target of cancel culture. If Franklin were alive, would he agree with the 64% of Americans who believe that cancel culture threatens freedom? "I request all who are angry with me on the account of printing things they don’t like, calmly to consider these following particulars." That is why cancel culture is so dangerous. Today, 231 years after his death in the context of cancel culture, let us not leave these vital freedoms as food for worms.
Italian right-wing leader Salvini to go on trial for not allowing migrant ship to dock
Italian right-wing leader Matteo Salvini will go on trial for "kidnapping" migrants in September for his decision in 2019 as interior minister not to allow an NGO ship packed with migrants dock in an Italian port. In that role, Salvini launched a crackdown against illegal migration from Africa, which was assisted by NGO migrant ships that would pick up migrants in the Mediterranean then bring them to Italy. In that role, Salvini was one of the most prominent nationalist-populist leaders to take office after the 2015 migrant crisis that rocked the continent. Salvini was investigated at the time for possible kidnapping charges, and on Saturday a judge ordered him to stand trial in September. Salvini stood by his decisions while in office, and said he was going on trial with "a clear conscience."
Raul Castro resigning from post as leader of Cuba's Communist Party
Cuban dictator Raul Castro said on Friday that he was resigning, opening the way to Cubans not being ruled by a Castro for the first time in six decades. While he didn't say who would succeed him as first secretary of the Communist Party, he's thought to favor 60-year-old Miguel Diaz-Canel, who succeeded him as president in 2018. His brother Fidel ruled the small nation beginning with the 1959 revolution and ending in April of 2011 when Raul took his place. He made the announcement Friday in a speech at the opening of the eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island. RAUL CASTRO LEAVING CUBAN PRESIDENCY, NOT POWERHe said he was retiring with the sense of having "fulfilled his mission and confident in the future of the fatherland."
Are Democrats trying to intimidate Supreme Court justices? 'The Big Saturday Show' investigates
The Big Saturday Show investigated why Democrats are pushing a plan to pack the Supreme Court, suggesting it may be a ploy to intimidate existing justices. "Here’s what’s happening: Nancy Pelosi wants nothing more than to stack the Supreme Court," said Duffy. Among the changes being considered by Biden’s commission are expanding the number of seats on the court and imposing term limits on justices. "I’m not as concerned about how many justices there are, or even the political persuasion of the court," said Fox News Contributor Joey Jones. "When it comes to President Joe Biden, he hasn’t outwardly come out and said…’stop this nonsense, we’re not going to court pack,’" Hornacek said.
Maher praises DeSantis, knocks Cuomo, 'liberal media' for getting COVID wrong: 'Those are just facts'
"Real Time" host Bill Maher had some tough words for liberals over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak. "Liberals often mock the Republican misinformation bubble ... but what about liberals? BILL MAHER, SHARON OSBOURNE RAIL AGAINST CANCEL CULTURE, 'SNITCHES' AT 'THE TALK': WE DON'T NEED 'REEDUCATION'"Sunshine is the best disinfectant and Vitamin D is the key to a robust immune system," Maher exclaimed. But to many liberals, 'That can't be right because Texas and beach-loving Florida have Republican governors,' but life is complicated!" Trump said it would 'go away like a miracle,' and we said it was World War Z," Maher complained.
Illinois homeowner discovers underground tunnel older than his house under his property
An Illinois man recently discovered a large, manmade tunnel hidden underneath his house. We’re standing on about a foot of dirt and it’s 9 feet wide and how far back it goes, we don’t know. Machens says that according to local historians, the tunnel was built around 1840, 50 years before the house above it was built. The house was built in 1890, the tunnel is believed from 1840, so it was here for 50 years. We’ve got maps that go back to 1863 and this house was not there and there was not another house on this property here."
Test drive: The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is the most powerful SUV ever
The 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat is the most powerful SUV in the world, courtesy of the latest installment of the saga of American Stellantis’ Hellcat 6.2-liter Supercharged V8. The Durango SRT Hellcat also gets a set of very deep front buckets and standard seven-passenger seating. The engine is rated a 710 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque in the Durango SRT Hellcat and sends it to the ground through all four wheels. CLICK HERE FOR MORE FOX NEWS CAR REVIEWSRegardless of how fast you’re driving, the Durango SRT Hellcat always delivers a burly, street brawler feel to back up its looks. ----------2021 Dodge Durango SRT HellcatBase price: $82,490As tested: $92,745Type: 6-passenger, 4-door all-wheel-drive SUVEngine: Supercharged 6.2-liter V8Power: 710 hp, 645 lb-ftTransmission: 8-speed automaticMPG: 12 city/17 hwy
Almost half of federal cases against Portland rioters have been dismissed
Of 96 cases the U.S. attorney’s office in Portland filed last year charging protesters with federal crimes, including assaulting federal officers, civil disorder, and failing to obey, prosecutors have dropped 47 of them, government documents show. Alternative resolution agreements aren’t uncommon in criminal cases, said Lisa Hay, the federal public defender in Portland. Federal prosecutors in Washington are pursuing more than 400 alleged members of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Defense lawyers are expected to raise the Portland agreements as they make their cases for leniency for Jan. 6 defendants. No federal charges have been filed in connection with this week’s unrest, said Kevin Sonoff, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office.
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John Yoo: Democrats' court packing push is next step in radical march to destroy another American institution
Now they have made the Supreme Court their next target. Speaking on Thursday from the Supreme Court steps, Democratic political leaders introduced legislation to expand the Court from 9 to 13 Justices. These comments would spark howls of outrage if a Republican Congress had made them during the reign of a Democratic president. Liberals also defend changing the Court’s size as necessary to alter the path of constitutional law in a liberal direction. But when Republicans inevitably retake the presidency and Congress they will retaliate by increasing the Supreme Court by another four or five Justices.
Sen. Cynthia Lummis: Stop Dems' spending binge – here's how US can address its deficit now
CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERWhen I was in the House of Representatives, I balked at our $14 trillion in debt. You know things are bad when former Obama officials start raising the alarm about our national debt and the inflation risks it poses. The national debt is no longer an abstract worry without real world consequences. The national debt is no longer an abstract worry without real world consequences. We can’t address any of our priorities if we have to continue talking about our reckless spending habits.
GOP Rep. Ken Buck slams 'hatefulness' and 'ignorance' of reported America First caucus platform
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., lambasted the "hatefulness" of the "America First Caucus" and its policy platform, as reported Friday. Buck joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who issued an apparent rebuke of the caucus and its platform on Friday. Plans for the America First Caucus were first reported by Punchbowl News Friday. The group is being led by Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.MCCARTHY ISSUES APPARENT REBUKE OF GOP CAUCUS PLATFORM PROMOTING 'ANGLO-SAXON POLITICAL TRADITIONS'Greene said Saturday she "hadn’t read" the platform that was released. On immigration, the group argues that "America is a nation, with a border, and a culture, strengthened by uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions."
Kamala Harris has gone 25 days without a news conference since being tapped for border crisis role
The migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border continues – with Vice President Kamala Harris continuing to draw criticism. Harris was appointed President Biden’s manager of the crisis last month but has yet to hold a news conference regarding her duties after 25 days in the position. Meanwhile, Harris received direct criticism Saturday from the leader of the union that represents 18,000 Border Patrol agents. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBrandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, spoke during an appearance on "Fox News Live." Judd said it was no accident that the vice president hasn’t traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border region since taking on her assignment from Biden.
Jim Jordan calls out Fauci on 'Ingraham Angle': Tell us when we 'get our rights back'
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio., called out Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday during an appearance on "The Ingraham Angle," after the two engaged in a contentious back and forth at a House Oversight Committee hearing. "In what world does an unelected bureaucrat get to tell American citizens when we can exercise our God-given liberties, when we can exercise our constitutional rights, our First Amendment rights?" "And just tell us when it’s going to end, when we get our rights back." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I don't look at this as a liberty thing, Congressman Jordan, I look at this as a public health thing," Fauci said. The exchange concluded with Jordan demanding an answer to the numbers needed before his time expired and Maxine Waters' snipping at Jordan to respect the chair and shut his mouth.
Tennessee angler reels in 30-year-old sturgeon while fishing for catfish
Christopher Begley, from Rogersville, Tennessee, was fishing for catfish recently when he caught a huge lake sturgeon, according to a Facebook post from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. IDAHO ANGLER RECLAIMS FISHING RECORD AFTER LOSING IT IN 2019According to the post, Begley was using "cut suckers" for catfish bait. NORTH DAKOTA FISHERMAN REELS IN RECORD-BREAKING WALLEYEAccording to the Facebook post, the sturgeon was almost 30 years old. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to the agency’s website, more than 220,000 lake sturgeon have been stocked in the upper parts of the Tennessee River and the Cumberland River since 2000. Though 30 years is a long time for many other kinds of fish, lake sturgeon can actually live up to 150 years, making Begley’s catch quite young.
Military wife fights to bring 'common sense solutions' back to government
U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley said on 'Fox & Friends' Thursday that she is running to bring "common-sense solutions" to the unique problems of families and youth in Washington state. WASHINGTON SENATE RACE: GOP VETERANS RIGHTS LEADER TO CHALLENGE DEMOCRATIC SEN. PATTY MURRAYTIFFANY SMILEY: I’m running for the United States Senate to bring common-sense solutions to the unique problems that are facing Washington state families and our brilliant youth here in the state. She’s been in for over thirty years and if we’ve seen anything over the last year, it’s that people are struggling. That day I went up against the United States Army and told them I would not sign his medical retirement paperwork. So I have no doubt going into the future that we can do great work here in Washington state, and I am ready to be that voice.
World War I Memorial opens to the public in Washington -- one day after loud flyover during dedication
A new World War I Memorial opened to the public Saturday in Washington, D.C. -- one day after a dedication ceremony that included a military-jet flyover that caught some in the capital off guard. The memorial to "The Great War" of 1914-1918 honors the 4.7 million who served in the fighting, and the 116,516 Americans who died during the conflict. "In some ways the Great War shifted America's thinking about ourselves and redefined our place in the world," President Biden said in recorded remarks played during Friday's dedication ceremony. "Let us remember all that was sacrificed, all that was sanctified by the proud brave Americans who served in World War 1," Biden added. Plans for the memorial got underway in December 2014, when then-President Barack Obama signed legislation authorizing the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission to establish the tribute.
Sen. Lindsey Graham blasts Democrats court-packing plan; says Biden has created 'instability'
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., slammed Democrats on "Justice with Judge Jeanine" for their attempt to pack the Supreme Court, calling it a "dramatic, bold move," and saying he would "destroy the Supreme Court as we know it." SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM: [The Supreme Court] is conservative and they want it to be liberal. There’s nothing broken about the Supreme Court. They want to turn the court upside-down to pack it with liberals because they don’t like the makeup of the court. Sen. Graham also discussed several other policies of the Biden administration, including the crisis at the southern border and the decision to withdrawl troops from Afghanistan.
Biden describes border surge as a ‘crisis’ as he defends refugee moves
President Biden on Saturday described the situation at the border as a "crisis" for the first time, as he defended his administration’s walkback on refugee policy a day earlier. "The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people. AOC RIPS INTO BIDEN FOR KEEPING 'RACIST' TRUMP-ERA REFUGEE CAP"This Biden Administration refugee admissions target is unacceptable," Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said. Facing the greatest refugee crisis in our time there is no reason to limit the number to 15,000. "With that done, we expect the President to set a final, increased refugee cap for the remainder of this fiscal year by May 15."
California shooting at Fresno mall prompts manhunt for suspects
A manhunt was underway in California on Saturday night for at least two suspects after gunfire inside a Fresno shopping mall. Authorities evacuated the Fashion Fair Mall after shots were heard and one person who found injured, Fresno police said, FOX 26 and KGPE-TV in Fresno reported. Two officers, one a sergeant who was off-duty, said they heard shots near the front entrance to the mall and found one injured victim who ran from the scene before officers who were in the area could administer help. Fresno police said it appeared at least one man had opened fire at the mall during a confrontation between two small groups of men, according to FOX 26. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThere was no immediate description of the suspects from police.
China accuses US, Japan of 'ganging' up on them
China accused the U.S. and Japan of "ganging" up on them Saturday, following discussions by the two nations on a range of geopolitical issues, including China’s global expansion. "The U.S. and Japan are actually ganging up to form cliques and fanning bloc confrontation," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday. In a statement following the bilateral talks, Japan and the U.S. expressed their concern regarding China’s military involvement around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. The islands, also known as Diaoyu Dao, are uninhabited and administered by Japan, but claimed by China. "China has indisputable sovereignty over islands in the South China Sea and waters around them."
AOC declares victory after Biden reverses course on refugee cap
New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez championed the Biden administration’s decision to lift Trump-era refugee limits Friday night, following outcry from prominent congressional Democrats. "Thankful for that and the Biden admin’s decision to respond to organizers today. AOC RIPS INTO BIDEN FOR KEEPING ‘RACIST’ TRUMP-ERA REFUGEE CAPOn Friday, the president signed an emergency determination to accelerate refugee admission into the U.S., but he kept the record-low 15,000 refugee cap instated by his predecessor. But later on Friday, White House said Biden would instead lift the refugee cap by May 15, though as to what the new limit would look like was not specified. Biden said the "crisis" at the southern border prevented the adminstration from being able to juggle both immigration issues.
Jesse Watters slams mainstream media's ties to Democrats: 'Let's name names'
"Watters' World" host Jesse Watters slammed mainstream media Saturday for its ties to corporate America and Democrat politics, saying "big media and big tech have officially merged" with the Democrat party. But, in the last few years, powerful interests have reconsolidated control over information, and are selling lies for profit. Big media and big tech have officially merged with one political party – the same party that now controls the State. The big media parent companies, that’s where the action is. These big media companies, and their parent companies, control nearly 100% of American news coverage and content.
Adam Toledo shooting: Chicago prosecutor placed on leave over statement on whether teen had gun in hand
"We have put that individual on leave and are conducting an internal investigation into the matter," Sinovic continued. The gun that [Toledo] was holding landed against the fence a few feet away," Murphy told the judge. ADAM TOLEDO SHOOTING: VIDEO RELEASE LEAVES FAMILY, COMMUNITY REELING AS AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATEBody camera footage of the March 29 shooting that was released Thursday appears to show Toledo dropped the gun he was holding before he was shot by the officer. Sinovic said Foxx’s office was investigating which videos of the shooting were available to Murphy before he spoke at the bond hearing. It is indeed a rarity to see the Office make such a public statement related to the actions of an [assistant state’s attorney]," Foxx wrote.
Kamala Harris purposely ‘avoids’ US-Mexico border: Border Patrol council chief
It’s no accident that Vice President Kamala Harris hasn’t visited the U.S.-Mexico border region since accepting a border-crisis assignment in late March from President Biden, the head of the Border Patrol agents’ union said Saturday. — Brandon Judd, president, National Border Patrol Council"That’s disgusting," Judd told host Griff Jenkins, "because that’s putting politics ahead of what’s best for this country. BIDEN DESCRIBES BORDER SURGE AS A 'CRISIS' AS HE DEFENDS REFUGEE MOVESDuring the appearance, Judd also addressed what Border Patrol personnel have been calling a surge in the number of apprehensions of illegal immigrants in the border region. "It’s really getting pretty much at a point they haven’t even seen in their 20-year career," Jenkins said, referring to his Border Patrol sources. The vice president also hosted an online roundtable discussion of migrant issues on April 14.
LA County sheriff says he has no relationship with DA Gascón, his policies ‘are not working’
Gascón served as assistant chief of police in Los Angeles in the early 2000s. Villanueva said that Gascón had "basically legalized" prostitution in Los Angeles by failing to prosecute suspected solicitation of prostitution cases handed over to him by LA police. Prostitution is considered disorderly conduct in Los Angeles. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLast month, recall organizers held a "victim’s vigil" to gather the 20 signatures needed from L.A. County residents to formally launch the recall process for the DA. The effort needs to garner just under 600,000 signatures from registered Los Angeles voters, or 10 percent of the voter roll, to force Gascón to run again.
LIVE UPDATES: Protesters take to the streets Saturday night over police shootings
Protesters across the country took to the streets Saturday night, following a week of intense demonstrations over recent fatal police shootings in Minnesota, Chicago and elsewhere. Fast Facts Protesters this week have demonstrated against the fatal police shootings of Daunte Wright, who was killed during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota last Sunday and Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old fatally shot by an officer in Chicago late last month. Wright was allegedly shot and killed Sunday by a Brooklyn Center police officer who has since resigned and been arrested and charged in the death. Wright was allegedly shot and killed Sunday by a Brooklyn Center police officer who has since resigned and been arrested and charged in the death. Follow below for the latest updates on the nationwide protests.
Maxine Waters urges Minnesota anti-police crowd to ‘stay on the street’ if Chauvin acquitted in Floyd case
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., showed up at an anti-police protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Saturday evening, saying demonstrators needed to "stay on the street," demanding justice until police reform becomes a reality. "I’m going to fight with all of the people who stand for justice," Waters told reporters shortly before an 11 p.m. curfew. "We’ve got to get justice in this country and we cannot allow these killings to continue." Asked about the Derek Chauvin murder trial in Minneapolis, Waters told reporters if the former police officer isn't found guilty of murdering George Floyd, "We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational. — U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.Chauvin is accused of killing Floyd on May 25, 2020, by kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes.
Minnesota State Patrol updates guidance on reporters during protests: no use of force, no seizing cameras
The MSP began photographing journalists, their driver’s licenses and their press credentials amid widespread protests over police brutality and racial injustice. "Any law ‘abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press’ is prohibited under the First Amendment." Under the new policy, members of the force are banned from arresting or threatening to arrest members of the media unless they are suspected of a crime. They cannot use or threaten to use force on journalists who are not suspected of a crime. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe state patrol said it was advising partner law enforcement agencies of its new policy.
Brooklyn Center mayor defends media presence following Daunte Wright shooting, ongoing riots
Mayor Mike Elliott is defending the presence of media representation in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota days after the police shooting of Daunte Wright sparked unrest. Elliott addressed concerns during a Wednesday press conference that insinuated media members were being demanded to leave the area post-curfew. "I issue the curfew order and my curfew order permits the media to be there past the 10 o’clock hour. A reporter flagged the mayor that at that time the press was being urged to leave via loudspeaker in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department. "Y'all need to get up outta here with all that twistin' up the media and s---, real s---."
My bosses changed their minds about working remotely for good – can they do that?
Last year, my employer said that I could work remotely permanently, but now that staff are returning to the office, they are saying I have to come back too. I’ve set up my life around the promise that I could work remotely. An exception would be if there were a collective bargaining agreement in place where they couldn’t be changed without mutual agreement. Assuming that isn’t the case, your best recourse is to try to make the case that you can be just as productive working from home. Your advice about not hiring someone who showed up to an interview smelling like pot shows how little you understand the health benefits of cannabis.
Is paying off your mortgage early always the best financial decision?
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Candace Owens: Democrats gaslighting with 'Jim Crow' election law claims; trying to 'import' new voters
On Friday, Biden called a new Georgia state election law "Jim Crow in the 21st Century." "They're using language, referring to things like Jim Crow," Owens told Levin. "Who was the party that implemented Jim Crow in this country? We'll give you free stuff like we gave Black Americans free stuff ... after Jim Crow ended, we're going to welfare-ize you'." She said the Democrats plan to "marry" the new migrants to the government: "like we married Black Americans to the government."
FOX News Rundown EXTRA: Former California Governor Gray Davis on CA Election Recalls and Being Recalled
California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing an election recall over coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Organizers say they’ve gathered more than 2-million signatures for the effort to move forward. Former California Governor Gray Davis joined the Fox News Rundown this week; Davis was recalled in 2003 because of his handling of the state’s energy crisis. The former recalled governor shares his experience on being recalled as governor and what he’s learned from it. During his interview he defended Newsom and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and explains why he thinks the recall effort will be an uphill battle for organizers.
Cuomo aides receive subpoenas in sexual-harassment investigation
Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior about their interactions with Ms. DeRosa, the women and their lawyers said. Investigators asked about how Ms. DeRosa interacted with her, said Ms. Liss, who worked at the state Capitol in 2014. Three former female aides and two current female aides have accused Mr. Cuomo of sexual harassment or inappropriate workplace behavior. In December, Lindsey Boylan, a former administration official, became the first woman to accuse Mr. Cuomo of sexual harassment. Ms. DeRosa was part of a close circle of aides who drafted a letter that referenced Ms. Boylan’s personnel records and called people to ask questions about her, said the people, including some who spoke with Ms. DeRosa at the time.
Suez Canal snafu costs $10 billion a day: report
A massive container ship remains stuck in the Suez Canal for a sixth day on Sunday — hiking the estimated economic damage from the resulting shipping logjam to $60 billion. The crisis is causing commercial losses of about $9.6 billion a day as ships that should have been heading between Europe and Asia stay immobilized, according to economic estimates calculated by Bloomberg. Meanwhile, there is still no timeline for freeing the massive Ever Given container ship, which is about the length of the Empire State Building. The vessel went aground Tuesday after being blown aground inside the canal by heavy winds, investigators said. The US Navy is also prepared to step in and help dredge the ship from the Egyptian waterway.
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Don’t make promises you may not be able to live up to. That is the message of the stars this week, and if you heed it you should be free next week to enjoy yourself in ways that might not have been possible had you been verbally reckless.
FDNY firefighter will claim his ‘deadly’ bar-brawl punch was thrown in self-defense
Kevin C. Downs for the New York PostA New York City firefighter will claim self-defense after allegedly socking a man in the head outside a Queens tavern early Saturday — a punch that may have caused the rival’s death. “It’s a case of self-defense for sure,” the lawyer, Robert Gallo, told The Post. Deieso’s misdemeanor assault charge could be elevated depending on victim Devin Deegan’s cause of death, law enforcement sources said. Deegan was an unmarried, childless electrician who cared for his parents until they died — and lived alone for the past five years with a gray pet rabbit that he doted on, neighbors told The Post. He had already set out Easter eggs in his backyard for area kids, neighbors noted of the treats visible Saturday afternoon.
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You won’t have much trouble persuading people to help you out this week, but you must make sure they don’t expect too much in return. It’s OK to return the favor at some point, but it’s not OK to be in their debt for any length of time. Yesterday's HoroscopeWhat you do for others over the next 48 hours will be done for you in return later on, so be generous and be ready to extend the hand of friendship even to people you don’t much like. It takes all sorts to make such an interesting world.
Details hammered out on New York’s marijuana bill
State officials said Saturday that they’ve come to a final agreement on the legislative language needed to legalize pot in New York. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) announced the deal on the amended Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act Saturday night. The bill, which is expected to come up for a vote next week, will split revenues from the state’s marijuana industry between schools and public educations, communities “disproportionately impacted by the drug war,” and drug treatment, prevention and education programs, Krueger said. Cuomo said the legislation could bring $350 million in annual taxes and potentially create 30,000 to 60,000 jobs. “When this bill becomes law, New York will be poised to implement a nation-leading model for what marijuana legalization can look like,” Krueger said.
Multiple people injured, 1 killed in stabbing rampage at Canadian library
One person was killed and multiple people hurt after a suspect went on a stabbing rampage at a Canadian library. A suspect is now in custody in connection with the lone wolf Saturday afternoon attack in North Vancouver, officials tweeted. The violence happened in and around the Lynn Valley library branch in the suburb, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “I’ve never seen so many cops in one area.”Six people were taken to the hospital following a stabbing rampage at Lynn Valley Library, according to he Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. I grew up five minutes from here.”Police continue to search for witnesses to the stabbing rampage.
The scare-Crow tactics of Democrats: Goodwin
To Democrats and their media megaphones, Jim Crow has risen from history’s grave and stalks our land again. He claimed the election changes “make Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle,” which makes no sense except to suggest he’s got birds on his brain. Brian Kemp, saying the changes represent “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”By then it was clear Jim Crow was the party’s official talking point. Stacey Abrams and Atlanta protesters both labeled the Georgia law “Jim Crow 2.0.” One activist called it “Jim Crow with makeup and cologne.” Another called it “Jim Crow in a suit and tie.”The list goes on, but you get the point. Because there is no truth to the president’s odious claims about the Georgia law, we are left with two options.
Investors seek Bitcoin haven amid weakening dollar worries
Ditto for scores of great economic minds who call the rise of cryptos like Bitcoin a “bubble,” and a lot worse. Mainstream investors are also snapping it up as they become worried about inflation and the dollar. President Joe Biden can’t tax his way out of America’s more than three trillion dollar deficit. To suppress these costs, market experts like Trennert say Fed Chairman Jerome Powell could suppress interest rates on longer-dated debt. Scott ApplewhiteAgain, I don’t know if I’ll ever be a crypto believer despite ways to buy whole pizzas with Bitcoin, now.
Trump says he will probably visit the southern border in coming weeks
Former President Trump sat down with Judge Jeanine Pirro for an exclusive interview that will air on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine” Saturday at 9 p.m.“A lot of people want me to” visit the border, Trump told Pirro. In the interview, Trump says that he will probably visit the southern border over the next few weeks. Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster. They are in way over their heads and taking on water fast.”Republicans have been urging President Biden to visit the border to experience firsthand the overwhelmed facilities amid a border surge. The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities have been operating far beyond capacity amid a troubling surge in border crossers.
Biden administration will impose new regulations on meat industry, expert warns
Earlier this year, White House said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would release those standards on March 15. But that day passed two weeks ago, and there was still no word from the administration heading into the weekend. North American Meat Institution’s spokeswoman Sarah Little told Fox News that regulations like mandatory 6-foot social distancing and N95 masks would definitely affect production. She said industry workers need vaccinations to keep things moving. “People only spend about 10 to12% of disposable income on food.”CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSJohn S. Nalivka, who has 30 years of experience in livestock and meat industry consulting, explained that the U.S. has built a very efficient meat industry that allows affordable meat prices.
Trump slams Biden immigration policies: ‘There’s nothing, there’s no leadership’
Former President Donald Trump blasted Joe Biden's immigration policies Saturday on "Justice with Judge Jeanine," saying the new President is showing "no leadership," during a crisis that could "destroy our country." I don't know what they're doing. And they don't know what they're doing. They’re going to destroy our country. Since taking office, Biden has undone a number of Trump-era immigration policies, including halting funding for the border wall and ending the Remain-in-Mexico policy.
US and allies slap China’s wrist while Beijing plays brutal hardball
On Monday, the United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union announced sanctions against multiple Chinese officials for “serious human rights abuses” against the Muslim-minority Uighurs in the far-west region of Xinjiang. That’s wrist-slaps over genocide while Beijing goes for the jugular against powers that displease it. Fine, the European Union joined the Western allies on the China sanctions, its first such action since the Tiananmen Square massacre. But targeting a few Chinese officials doesn’t begin to match the scale of these atrocities — torture, rape, brainwashing and trapping more than 1 million civilians in concentration camps. Now Beijing is canceling H&M and Nike within its borders for issuing statements decrying the use of forced labor to produce cotton in Xinjiang.
Activists push Coca-Cola to take stand against Georgia election law
Activists in Georgia are calling for a boycott of Coca-Cola until the Atlanta-based company comes out against the state’s new election-law changes. The African Methodist Episcopal Church, which represents 500 black churches, on Thursday called for the boycott, and the hashtag #BoycottCocaCola was trending into the weekend. The new rules impose additional identification requirements for absentee ballots, restrictions on drop boxes and earlier poll closures, among other measures. Biden on Friday called the new law “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”A demonstrator holds a sign during a peaceful protest outside of the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via APCoca-Cola said in a March statement that the company supports “improvements that would enhance accessibility, maximize voter participation, maintain election integrity, and serve all Georgians.”
Montana Sen. Steve Daines touts state’s ‘homegrown’ meth during border visit
Ahh, the good ol’ days — when meth in America was “homegrown.”Montana Sen. Steve Daines is being mocked for reminiscing about “homemade” methamphetamines while discussing the immigration crisis. “Twenty years ago in Montana, meth was homemade. It was homegrown,” the Republican congressman said at the border Friday. Today the meth that is getting into Montana is Mexican cartel. Far more dangerous, far more addictive, and it’s less expensive.”
Lawmakers at border urge empathy for migrants: 'These are not invaders'
Several House members Saturday urged empathy for the thousands of migrants fleeing Central America for the U.S.-Mexico border after touring facilities in Texas that are processing and housing them. Democrats on the tour said they reject the GOP narrative that the southern border is suddenly open under President Biden and migrants are villains bringing problems to the United States. The comments came Saturday at a news conference following a congressional delegation tour of the border. There were more than 18,000 unaccompanied minors in either Border Protection or Health and Human Services custody as of Thursday, according to DHS records. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Escobar-led trip was one of several congressional delegations to the border this weekend.
New Mexico rancher tells lawmakers to address border crisis, ‘quit politicizing’
New Mexico rancher, Russell Johnson, urged lawmakers Saturday, to "quit politicizing" the southern border and instead, address the U.S.’s problematic immigration system. In an interview with Fox News’ Eric Shawn, the fourth generation New Mexico rancher explained that issues on the border exceed the number of migrant families crossing illegally, saying there is a growing concern around safety. GOP SENATORS SHUT DOWN TALK OF IMMIGRATION DEAL UNTIL BORDER CRISIS IS SOLVED"What people don't realize is, we don't have the family units and unaccompanied minors approaching our area of the border. While Johnson’s mother got away fine, the New Mexico rancher noted that it can take Border Patrol up to an hour to respond to their calls – a response time that worries the husband and father to young children. "Do the right thing, finish the border wall project, which is not just the wall, it's the sensors, the lighting, the roads, finish all of it and secure the border and then overhaul the immigration system."
China sanctions U.S. and Canadian officials, including Sen. Manchin’s wife, in tit-for-tat response
China sanctioned a number of U.S. and Canadian officials in response to heightening tension as Western nations call out the country’s alleged human rights violations of the Uighur population in the country’s Xinjiang province. Among those slapped with sanctions are Gayle Manchin, chair of the U.S. government's advisory Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and Tony Perkins, vice chair. The U.S., Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom have teamed up to enact their own sanctions on Chinese officials over the abuses of the Muslim minority population. China has denied any human rights violations and told other countries to stop meddling in its internal affairs. The sanctions came after tense bilateral talks took place with Biden administration officials and Chinese officials in Alaska last week.
Biden official asked GOP senators visiting border to delete photos from facilities
Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., told Fox News that a Biden official asked Republican senators to delete photos they took at a border facility they were touring on Friday. SEN. BRAUN PENS LETTER URGING BIDEN TO VISIT BORDERThe photos showed children sleeping on the ground in an enclosed area. Braun told the Examiner as the group stopped with border agents at the edge of the Rio Grande, where migrants often try to illegally cross. GOP SENATORS ENCOUNTER TRAFFICKERS, CARTEL MEMBERS AT BORDER DURING NIGHTTIME RIO GRANDE TOURBraun, after visiting the facility, penned a letter to the president imploring him to visit the border. The images show migrants jammed into pods at the processing facility and children sleeping on mats on the floor.
Everything Biden and his top people are saying about the border is a bald-faced lie
From President Joe Biden on down, the administration is telling nonstop, bald-faced lies about the border crisis — while trying to stop the media from reporting the truth. Biden insists the surge is normal, when it’s setting records. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insists the US-Mexico border is “closed” for everyone except migrant children seeking to enter the country alone. Trump had made significant progress toward securing the border, only for Biden to halt construction on his wall and end the “Remain in Mexico” policy. Be outraged, but also ask: How much else is the Biden administration lying about?
Letters to the Editor — March 28, 2021
When I see folks driving alone in their cars wearing masks, I feel sorrow for their inability to apply reason to the situation. His gloomy, unreasonable advice, such as wearing masks after being vaccinated, lead one to wish for his happy — and hopefully silent — retirement. With a gold watch and the thanks of a grateful nation, Dr. Fauci, enjoy your golden years. While it is true that the Hasidic community was hit very hard by the virus, other communities were hit much harder. I believe that it is blatantly unfair for Cuozzo to single out the Hasidic community for bearing the responsibility of spreading the virus in the boroughs.
Steve Madden may ditch Queens headquarters over parking lot issue
Steve Madden’s shoe company is ready to walk away from its Queens headquarters — and take 400 workers with it — over a proposed affordable-housing development that will step on the company’s parking. A plan by non-profit developer Phipps Houses calls for rezoning the lot to build a seven-story building with 167 units. Andrew Luskin, a lawyer for Steve Madden, says “the neighborhood would have much to lose if the company were compelled to relocate” if affordable housing is built on his company’s parking lot in Sunnyside, Queens. The parking lot where Steven Madden employees use at the company’s Sunnyside, Queens headquarters Lisa R. KyleThe project advanced Thursday when the City Council approved rezoning for the development. “We believe the Steve Madden folks did not realize the new development contains a very large parking lot.
Oklahoma corrections officer taken hostage in detention center, facility on lockdown
An Oklahoma City corrections officer has been taken hostage on the 10th floor of the Oklahoma County Detention Center, Saturday afternoon. The detention facility is on lockdown as security officials attempt to gain control of the situation. In a series of videos filmed by one of the perpetrators holding the officer hostage, another man talks to the camera while watching over his shoulder. In another video, the man filming the incident is heard explaining the officer "Ain’t got nothing to do with this. The detention center has not yet said if security officials have gained control of the situation.
GOP lawmakers call for answers from Blinken on border moves amid migrant surge
Republican lawmakers in the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Saturday wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, demanding answers about the Biden administration’s diplomatic moves related to the growing crisis at the southern border. All were abolished in the early days of the Biden administration. "The Biden administration believes there are more suitable ways to work with our partner governments to manage migration across the region," Blinken said in a statement last month on the ACAs. The 23 Republican House lawmakers, led by Ranking Member Michael McCaul wrote to Blinken about their "deep concerns" over the moves. Separately, they encourage Blinken to submit a five-year strategy to address the causes of illegal immigration "as soon as possible."
Former Acting ICE Director: Biden 'insulted' Border Patrol agents during press conference
Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan criticized the Biden administration's immigration policies on "Fox Report," saying the President 'insulted' every Border Patrol agent during his press conference Thursday. This administration has clearly shown they’re not going to enforce the law. 90% of the criminals they arrested last year they can’t arrest this year, so they totally decapitated ICE authority. And the Border Patrol stations are no longer border patrol stations, they’re welcoming centers. [Biden] made a statement…that the men and women who serve in the Border Patrol watched children die from starvation on the river.
Trump DHS officials slam Biden ‘purge’ of Homeland Security Advisory Council
Former Trump officials who served in the Department of Homeland Security are criticizing a move by the Biden administration to fire almost every member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council -- with one describing it as a "purge" designed to rinse the Council of opposing voices. But a number of former officials expressed surprise at how most of the Council was fired. Ken Cuccinelli, who served on the council after having served as acting deputy DHS secretary and acting head of U.S. He also said the Council had a number of meaningful projects underway that had now just been wiped out. "I’m surprised it took this long to take me off because I'm out there telling the American people the truth and I’m sure that’s upsetting a lot of people," he said.
Trump says he will probably visit the southern border soon, in exclusive interview with Fox News
Former President Trump sat down with Judge Jeanine Pirro for an exclusive interview that will air on Fox News’ ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine’ Saturday at 9 p.m."A lot of people want me to" visit the border, Trump told Pirro. In the interview, Trump says that he will probably visit the southern border over the next few weeks. Last week Trump accused Biden of causing "death and human tragedy" by undoing some of his border policies, which Biden had deemed inhumane. Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster. Republicans have been urging President Biden to visit the border to experience firsthand the overwhelmed facilities amid a border surge.
GOP Sen. Susan Collins escapes party censure for her convict-Trump vote
Maine Republicans still love Sen. Susan Collins — even after she voted to impeach President Donald Trump. The state’s GOP committee on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a resolution to censure the five-term incumbent for her February vote in Trump’s second impeachment trial. Sen. Bill Cassidy was censured almost immediately after his impeachment vote by Louisiana’s state party leadership. A censure vote for Sen. Richard Burr followed soon after in North Carolina. But Trump has repeatedly called for Republicans to cast out party dissidents like Collins, who he condemned as “grandstanders” in his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference last month.
US dropping FBI fingerprint tests for caregivers at migrant facilities
The Biden administration is using a less stringent standard to vet those caring for thousands of unaccompanied minors in migrant facilities at the border, according to a report. While FBI fingerprint tests rely on proprietary criminal databases, public records tests are dependent on the subject providing accurate information. HHS’s own Inspector General has warned the lower grade tests would not be as effective at sussing out past sexual or criminal offenses. US Customs and Border ProtectionMidland is home to an HHS migrant facility which opened just this month. The migrant surge at the border represents the first major crisis of the new Biden administration.
Myanmar sees bloodiest day amid coup protests as death toll hits 114
It was the bloodiest day amid ongoing demonstrations against the military junta, which ousted the democratically-elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1. An anti-coup protester throws a smoke bomb against police crackdown in Thaketa township Yangon, Myanmar on March 27, 2021. Military personnel participate in a parade on Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on March 27, 2021. “Today is a day of shame for the armed forces,” Salai Maung Taing San, a spokesman known as “Dr. An injured anti-coup protester is brought for medical treatment to a hospital in Latha township, Yangon, Myanmar on March 27, 2021.
New Mexico rancher: Border crisis 'coming to a home near you'
New Mexico rancher Russell Johnson joins "Fox News Live" to share his experience with the migrant surge on the southern border, saying Biden's plan is to "roll back everything that worked." RUSSELL JOHNSON: We've experienced everything from homes being broke into, cattle theft, vehicles stolen, other buildings broken into. When people say that Biden doesn't have a plan, his plan was to roll back everything that worked. What people don't realize is we don't have the family units and unaccompanied minors approaching our area of the border. It's not staying here, it's coming to a home near you.
Professor who refused school order on transgender student’s pronouns wins in court
An Ohio college professor who resisted his school’s orders to go along with transgender students’ preferred pronouns has won his First Amendment case before a federal appeals court. Circuit Court of Appeals said that Shawnee State University violated Prof. Nicholas Meriwether’s rights of free speech and free exercise of religion by punishing him for resisting school rules that forced him to address students in the terms of their choosing. The court’s decision, written by a judge appointed to the bench by President Trump and issued Friday, upheld Meriwether’s argument. Meriwether, a 25-year member of the Shawnee State faculty, was reprimanded in 2016 after a transgender student complained that he used of “Mr.” instead of “Ms.” when responding to the student in class. A student walks to class on the campus of Shawnee State University.
34-year-old Bronfman heir snaps up $30M Santa Monica compound
Jeremy Bronfman ­– whose cousin Clare Bronfman gave $14 million to support the sex cult NXIVM – just dropped $29.4 million on a lavish Santa Monica compound for him and his wife, Stephanie Beck Bronfman. Bronfman, the 34-year-old grandson of the late billionaire Edgar Bronfman Sr., and son of Matt Bronfman, the Manhattan-based billionaire investor, bought the 1.1-acre compound that, according to Dirt.com, features a 1920s Spanish Colonial-style mansion with about 8,000 square feet of space. Jeremy Bronfman Hunt/McMullan/Sipa USAThe house itself has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms and the lawn abuts the Riviera Country Club’s golf course. Edgar Bronfman Sr. in his Seagram office. Before purchasing the compound, the Bronfmans rented a mansion a few blocks away for $30,000 a month.
Michigan GOP boss under fire for calling top state Dems ‘witches’
Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser at his office in Lansing, Michigan on Aug. 18, 2010. Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ron Weiser poses in his office at McKinley Associates in Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 10, 2020. The chairman of the Michigan Republican Party is in a cauldron of hot water after referring to the state’s top three Democrats as “the three witches.”The crack from GOP boss Ron Weiser was captured on tape and later published by the Detroit News. “We’re focused on the three witches,” Weiser said, trying to redirect the attention toward Dems. Hateful, violent, and sexist rhetoric have no place in our state,” the state Democratic Party posted in a statement to Twitter.
Accused Boulder gunman Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was ‘laughing’ during massacre: report
The accused gunman in Monday’s mass shooting in Boulder was “laughing” as he murdered 10 people and terrorized shoppers inside a King Soopers grocery store, police and a witness said. Police also radioed: “This guy is laughing at us,” according to records reviewed by the Denver Post. “He hung up on me,” Semele Plentywolf told the Denver Post. “There has been a shooting at King Soopers. Alissa was taken into custody after firing a final fatal bullet at Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley.
Sen. Mike Braun sends letter to Biden urging him to visit border: 'This surge makes it a moral imperative'
EXCLUSIVE: Fresh off a visit to the southern border, Sen. Mike Braun said Saturday that President Biden has a moral imperative to immediately see the "inhumane" and "dangerous" migrant situation firsthand. The Indiana Republican penned a letter to Biden on Saturday, obtained first by Fox News, which includes pictures Braun took Friday during his visit of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Texas. There were more than 18,000 unaccompanied minors in either Border Protection or Health and Human Services custody as of Thursday, according to HHS records. Braun was part of a group of Senate Republicans making the trip to the south Texas border and expressed horror at the mounting crisis -- viewing packed border facilities and speaking to overwhelmed border agents. Border Protection encountered more than 100,000 migrants in February and those numbers are expected to increase dramatically in the spring and summer months.
Angry condo owner joins fight to kill Cuomo’s pet Penn Station project
The legislative pushback is giving new hope to condo owners near Penn Station who fear the Cuomo plan would vaporize their building through eminent domain. Andrew Cuomo stating there is no “clear understanding” of the Empire Station Complex. Andrew Cuomo’s Empire Station Complex plan. Andrew Cuomo to not move forward with his proposed Empire Station Complex around Penn Station. Andrew Cuomo’s Empire Station Complex as “poorly conceived, opaque and possibly mortally flawed.” Robert Miller“We’re not opposed to improvements,” she said.
CNN's Chris Cuomo forges ahead in 'Hack' tournament amid scandal, Jeffrey Toobin fails to pull out a victory
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo may be reaping the benefits of his brother's growing scandals as he eyes the top prize in the second annual "Liberal Hack Tournament." The "Cuomo Prime Time" anchor was swept up in the latest bombshell report about Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is being accused of giving prioritized COVID testing to his relatives, including his famous younger brother. Rubin previously defeated Navarro in last year's division championship and went on to face off against Stelter in the final "Liberal Hack" showdown, but was ultimately defeated. Cillizza and Rupar will enter a brutal cage match in the division championship.
Texas COVID numbers decrease 17 days after mask, other restrictions lifted
The governor championed his state’s success in a Friday night tweet saying, "Today Texas recorded the lowest 7-day COVID positivity rate since that data began being calculated: 5.43%." RED STATES ABANDON MASK MANDATES, BIDEN SAYS: 'NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO LET UP'"We also recorded the largest daily number of vaccines administered to Texans: 342,849. More Texans getting vaccines will keep down the positivity rate," he said, though adding that receiving the vaccine was "always voluntary." Texas reported 2,239 new infections Saturday, roughly 500 fewer cases on average from the previous week, according to data from the state’s health department. "Please keep wearing your well-fitting mask and taking the public health actions now that we know can reverse these concerning trends," the director concluded.
Organizations call to move MLB All-Star Game, The Masters over Georgia voting law
Organizations are calling for major sporting events to be moved out of Georgia after the state passed a controversial voting law Thursday. GEORGIA STATE DEMOCRAT ARRESTED AS GEORGIA GOV. It requires two Saturdays of early voting instead of one and makes two Sundays optional for early voting. They will be placed at early voting locations but only available while the precincts are open. The law also tilts some power over elections to state lawmakers and the Georgia State Elections Board.
Maine GOP rejects censure of Sen. Susan Collins
The Maine GOP voted Saturday against censoring longtime Sen. Susan Collins over her vote to convict former President Donald Trump for incitement of insurrection. HOW SUSAN COLLINS DEFIED DEMOCRATSSeven GOP senators voted to convict Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but most were not treated so kindly by their party back home. The Alaska GOP censured Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the only one of the seven who faces reelection next year. The Louisiana GOP censured Sen. Bill Cassidy and the North Carolina GOP censured Sen. Richard Burr. Moves to censure Sen. Mitt Romney in Utah have been unsuccessful.
Jen Psaki defends Biden 'Neanderthal' reopening quip targeting Texas and Mississippi
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden’s "Neanderthal thinking" quip about states removing their mask mandates was an expression of his "frustration and exasperation." Tate Reeves "took offense" to Biden's 'Neanderthal’ remark. MCENANY RIPS BIDEN'S 'NEANDERTHAL' REMARK, COMPARES TO CLINTON'S 'DEPLORABLES' INSULT"People across the country have sacrificed, they haven’t had the information they need from the federal government. Psaki said the White House’s focus has been on ensuring there are enough vaccines, vaccinators and vaccine locations to go around. "There were not enough of any of those things when he [Biden] took office," she said.
Long Island police chief due for million-dollar payday
Chief Thomas Cummings was compensated $441,945.82 last year, according to village documents. Chief Thomas Cummings first joined the department in 1987. (There are rumors that Warren wants to dissolve the department, as reported by the Southampton Press, which first covered the meeting.) NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea oversees about 36,000 sworn officers — and gets paid less than Chief Cummings. There are rumors that Jesse Warren, the current mayor, wants to dissolve the department.
Tensions emerge among lawmakers of color over Gov. Cuomo’s fate
Tensions are bubbling in Albany among lawmakers of color over just what to do with Gov. On the other side are establishment, Cuomo-friendly lawmakers who have urged holding off until a probe by Attorney General Letitia James is complete. “Andrea Stewart-Cousins has had a very important career as the first African American woman to lead the New York State Senate,” Walker’s office told The Post. Walker also signed a letter along with 21 other lawmakers urging people to wait until the completion of James’ investigation. Latrice Walker, NY State Assemblywoman, 55th District, left, with Mark O’Luck, CEO Spectrum Personal Communications Corp. on Feb. 16, 2019.
NYC activists turn up the pressure for Cuomo's ouster
Activists holding signs of "IMPEACH" protested outside of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office Saturday, demanded his ouster and compared the embattled Democrat to former President Donald Trump. "Governor Cuomo is Trump in sheep's clothing," said Rebecca Bailin, an activist who led the "Cuomo Must Go" demonstration. "Cuomo has shown that he will not stop abusing power, and therefore, we must remove his access to it," Cabán added. Both the New York State Attorney General’s office and the New York State Assembly have active investigations into the allegations against Cuomo.
GOP senators shut down talk of immigration deal until border crisis is solved
"How can you pass an immigration bill when you have an open border?" "If they want to accomplish anything on immigration and I want to help them, it would be securing the border." Grassley was one of a group of Senate Republicans making the trip to the south Texas border and expressed horror at the mounting crisis -- viewing packed border facilities and speaking to overwhelmed border agents. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"If you want to talk about immigration reform, we're prepared to, we have a crisis at the border. Neither bill would seem likely to pass the Senate with the crisis ongoing.
Slain Boulder officer Eric Talley: Tunnel to Towers to pay family's mortgage
Tunnel to Towers, a nonprofit created in honor of fallen 9/11 firefighter Stephen Siller, is helping the family of a fallen Colorado police officer by paying off their mortgage. Eric Talley, 51 and a father of seven, was the first law enforcement officer to arrive at the scene of a mass shooting in Boulder, where he and nine others were killed this week. He also had plans to become a drone operator for police because he thought the role would be safer and keep him off the front lines, the elder Talley told 9News. MILLIONS RASIED FOR ATLANTA-AREA SHOOTING VICTIM'S FAMILY AS COMMUNITY SHOWS SUPPORT, MOURNS THOSE LOSTTalley joined the Boulder Police Department in 2010. Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty added that Talley "was by all accounts one of the outstanding officers of the Boulder Police Department, and his life was cut too short."
The left invented crises under Trump — and now ignores real ones under Biden
Where there were no actual, serious crises to exploit, the Trump-hating left manufactured them. Instead of rhetorically creating crises where there are none, the left today is in fact creating real crises while pretending it hasn’t. The dismantling of Trump’s border control measures has caused an uptick in immigration to the southern border where tent cities have been set up. It is not a fiction.” Those affected by Antifa violence and destruction in Seattle, Portland and elsewhere know this to be true. Or see the Biden administration refusing to admit that there is a crisis on the southern border, one that Biden’s de facto open-border policies and rhetoric directly caused.
Dozens rally outside Cuomo’s Midtown office to call for his resignation
Andrew Cuomo’s Midtown office Saturday, demanding that he pack up his things and resign over sexual harassment allegations. Zakiyah Ansari, advocacy director at New York State Alliance for Quality Education, one of the many activists at the rally, said “Cuomo has been a bully for decades.”“It’s time right now to step up. Protesters, who chanted, “Cuomo must go!” and “No more status Cuomo!” also urged that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie take immediate action. “It is time for Speaker Heastie to use his authority to impeach Governor Cuomo and send a message that workers matter. If it doesn’t happen in government, why is any other top executive going to hold themselves and each other accountable?” said Erica Vlademir, cofounder of New York State Sexual Harassment Working Group.
Embattled Cuomo lifts COVID visitation restrictions at NY nursing homes
Andrew Cuomo has lifted COVID-19 visitation restrictions at nursing homes, which had been in place since the onset of the pandemic last year. WAPO SLAMS CNN FOR 'ETHICAL EMBARRASSMENT' OVER CHRIS CUOMO GETTING SPECIAL COVID TREATMENT FROM BROTHERZayas said nursing home residents suffered a double whammy — COVID and visitation restrictions. Cuomo, a three-term Democrat, is facing multiple state and federal investigations over the nursing homes COVID policy and claims of sexual harassment. Cuomo, who has denied wrongdoing in his handling of nursing homes during the pandemic, said the number of positive cases in nursing homes has plunged by more than 80 percent since peaking in mid-January during a second COVID post-holiday surge. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe guidance also emphasized that nursing homes must continue to encourage all staffers and residents to get vaccinated.
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Trump administration dismantled ‘safe’ border policies, Biden rebuilding process: DHS chief Mayorkas
GREG ABBOTT (R), TEXAS: The Biden administration must also answer for enticing unaccompanied minors into inhumane conditions. WALLACE: We'll talk with a man in charge of securing the border, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Plus --JOSEPH R. BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Hate can have no safe harbor in America. COTTON: Yeah, Chris, the Biden administration keeps saying that Trump somehow dismantled the immigration system. It was the Biden administration that dismantled three highly effective policies.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to join 'Fox News Live' to discuss new voting law, Biden's reaction
Brian Kemp will appear on "Fox News Live" at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday to discuss the state's controversial voting law. BRIAN KILMEADE LAMBASTES DEMOCRATS' HYPOCRISY OVER GEORGIA ELECTION REFORM, FOR THE PEOPLE ACTThe Georgia bill, H.B. 1, the For the People Act, which would expand absentee voting, end gerrymandering and restrict "dark money" political donations, among other things, on a national level. 513 as "an attack on the right to vote in Georgia."
Ted Cruz blasts ‘Biden cages’ at border amid ‘inhumane’ migrant crisis
Sen. Ted Cruz dropped a disturbing video Friday evening of severely overcrowded conditions at migrant detention centers near the US-Mexico border. This is inhumane what is going on.” Cruz said at a press conference flanked by his fellow lawmakers. “Joe Biden and the Biden administration have made decisions that are causing these people to suffer and to do this in a pandemic is particularly irresponsible.”Sen. Ted Cruz posted pictures of migrants at the Donna facility at the border in Texas. Photo posted by Ted Cruz on twitter showing minor immigrants in the Donna border facility, in Texas. Ted Cruz/TwitterIn recent weeks the US-Mexico border has seen a surge of migrants from South and Central America drawn by promises Biden has made to accept asylum seekers and expectations that he will reform immigration rules.
Harvard punishes professor Martin Nowak over Jeffrey Epstein ties
Harvard University moved to officially sanction a professor over his close ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Martin Nowak, a math professor, will be barred from starting new research projects and will have sharply reduced access to undergraduate and post-doctoral students for at least two years, according to a memo sent to students and faculty by Harvard Dean Claudine Gay. Nowak’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics — which previously accepted $6.5 million in Epstein cash — will be shut down, Harvard Magazine reported. The carte blanche access to one of America’s most prestigious universities came after Epstein’s 2008 conviction for sex crimes in Florida. Martin Nowak will be barred from starting new research projects.
Asian American politician removes shirt to show wounds, prove patriotism
An Asian American politician and US Army veteran removed his shirt at a local board meeting this week to prove his patriotism. He was attacked in Chicago for being Asian soon after arriving, an incident which “put me in the hospital,” he said. Still, “I went deliberately in the Army to learn about Americanism and democracy,” Wong told the Cincinnati Enquirer this week. He told Fox 19 that while campaigning people would tell him he didn’t look American enough. Ohio State Senate“When someone comes up and says that to me, it’s like a stab in my heart,” he said.
Pelosi hires DC National Guard chief to lead House security
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hired Maj. Gen. William Walker, the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard, to become the House's first Black sergeant-at-arms who will be in charge of securing members of Congress and maintaining order at the Capitol. Walker succeeds Paul Irving who resigned immediately after rioters attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 and disrupted the congressional certification of President Biden's Electoral College victory. DC NATIONAL GUARD HEAD SAYS ARMY GENERALS ADVISED AGAINST SOLDIERS TO CAPITOL DURING RIOT DUE TO OPTICS"I think there needs to be a study done to make sure that never happens again," Walker told lawmakers during his testimony. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe requests are going to several executive branch agencies, including the Department of Justice, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the White House. They are seeking communications with the White House, threat assessments offers for security assistance and more.
Mayorkas blames migrant surge on Trump admin, not Biden policies
Mayorkas denied that Biden's changes have encouraged the current migrant surge. The secretary also defended Biden's elimination of Trump's "safe third country" agreements which required migrants to seek asylum in another country first if they were passing through a safe country on their way to the U.S. He claimed that "there's nothing safe about" sending people back "to the very countries from which they are fleeing persecution." He then claimed that the administration is "working on providing footage so that the American public can see the border patrol stations." "We're working on providing access," Mayorkas replied, again noting the problem of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lindsey Graham takes aim at Mayorkas, tells DHS chief to 'change course or change jobs'
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is taking aim at Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' job as pressure against the Homeland Security chief mounts over the border crisis. Under its current leadership, it doesn’t have either the will or capability to fix the problem," Graham said in a scathing release Thursday. BIDEN BORDER OFFICIALS SAY HE'S WRONG NOT TO CALL BORDER 'CRISIS'"The solutions are obvious but will require an understanding that the Biden Administration’s early policy choices – to abandon Trump’s successful border policies – was a mistake. It is time for DHS Secretary Mayorkas to change course or change jobs," Graham added. "Unless there is immediate and drastic change, the worse is yet to come — by far."
House Republicans call for answers from DHS about migrants released without court dates
EXCLUSIVE: More than a dozen House Republicans on Tuesday wrote to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas requesting answers over "troubling reports" that the Biden administration is releasing illegal immigrants into the country without court dates. The move places the responsibility of seeking an asylum hearing on the migrants through Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or legal assistance. Instead, migrants are registered into the system with biometrical data taken and largely released into the public, in one instance, at a bus station in McAllen, Texas. It also asks how many migrants have been paroled into the U.S. and if they will be eligible for employment authorization. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday released photos of crowded facilities, including children sleeping shoulder-to-shoulder on mats on the floor with aluminum blankets and on benches.
Tom Homan: Our border is not closed or secure. That's a lie. Why aren't we being told the truth?
I was shocked when he said this to Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday:" "The border is secure. The border is not closed and it is not secure. Thousands of family units are streaming across also. The CBP base this number on sensor traffic, camera traffic and foot signs that they could not respond to because they were tied up with hundreds of family units and children. However, ICE cannot remove those cases and execute those lawful federal orders because the Biden administration has taken non-criminal fugitives off their list of priorities.
Mayorkas fires almost all members of Homeland Security Advisory Council
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has fired almost all members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) -- the latest sign by the agency of its intention to move away from the practices of the prior administration. MAYORKAS BLAMES MIGRANT SURGE ON TRUMP ADMIN, NOT BIDEN POLICIESHSAC was set up for members, who are unpaid, to use their experience and expertise of Homeland Security issues like counterterrorism and immigration enforcement to offer guidance to the secretary. Its current membership included Trump-era officials such as former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf, former Deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli and former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan -- but include those appointed by secretaries by both Democratic and Republican administrations. House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member John Katko, R-N.Y., also criticized the move, saying it was a sign the administration "has no intention of upholding a bipartisan, unifying approach to securing our homeland." "It’s an absolute shame that Secretary Mayorkas has removed these well-respected homeland security leaders who have dedicated their careers to strengthening our homeland security posture," he said in a statement.
Bill Maher Blasts America’s Excessive Spending And ‘Drug War’ On HBO’s ‘Real Time’
While Bill Maher is one of many of us who are looking forward to the “big party” once the pandemic is over, he’s not confident that America has handled COVID-19 in a fiscally responsible way. Maher feels strongly that ending our seemingly bipartisan War on Drugs here in the States and cutting our excessive spending is a good place to start. Last night on Real Time With Bill Maher, the host said that America’s economy is “divorced from reality,” with unemployment, bankruptcies and shuttered businesses occurring alongside an exceptionally high stock market. Maher then compared the 1920s Prohibition to the modern-day Drug Wars, insisting that many of today’s social struggles stem from poor drug policy. You can follow him on Twitter — @TweetskoorStream Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO Max
Biden stocks cabinet with prep school grads
Antony Blinken, Biden’s Secretary of State, was a child of privilege who graduated from NYC’s Dalton School, where tuition today runs $55,210. Tom Vilsack, Biden’s Secretary of Agriculture, graduated from Pittsburgh’s tony Shady Side Academy, a $53,000-a-year boarding school. Susan Rice, now serving as Biden’s Director of the Domestic Policy Council, was valedictorian of National Cathedral School, a D.C day school for girls ($47,350). Marty Walsh, Biden’s pick for Labor Secretary, attended Bostons’ Newman School where parents shell out a cool $27,000 a year. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, FileCommerce Secretary Gina Raimondo earned her diploma from Rhode Island’s La Salle Academy, where tuition today is $16,250.
Jury set for former police officer's trial in Floyd death; begins March 29
A jury has been seated for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd’s death, with opening statements set for March 29. DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL: 14TH JUROR IS SEATED, NEARLY COMPLETING THE PANELThe 15th and final member of the pool was chosen Tuesday, wrapping up a process that took more than two weeks. There will be 12 jurors and two alternates, with the 15th person being dismissed when the trial begins if the rest of the jury remains intact. Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill rejected requests to delay the trial or move it out of Minneapolis. But five others that had been seated said either that they had avoided the settlement news or could set it aside, and selection continued until the jury was complete.
China’s deception over COVID-19’s origins gets more outrageous every day
“The Wuhan Institute of Virology is not the National Institute of Health,” says David Asher. And Major General Chen Wei herself, the head of the People’s Liberation Army’s bioweapons research program, rushed down to Wuhan to deal with it. In the Wuhan lab. EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, who has close ties to the Wuhan lab, was eager to dismiss the theory that COVID-19 escaped from it. Of course, none of the above constitutes absolute, ironclad, irrefutable proof that the coronavirus was a bioweapon under development at the Wuhan lab.
Burma forces kill dozens in deadliest day since coup
Burma media say security forces have killed 91 people in deadliest day since last month’s military coup. As Burma’s military celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day holiday with a parade Saturday in the country's capital, soldiers and police elsewhere reportedly killed dozens of people as they suppressed protests against last month's coup. "This 76th Myanmar armed forces day will stay engraved as a day of terror and dishonour," the European Union’s delegation to Burma said on Twitter. Junta chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing did not directly refer to the protest movement when he gave his nationally televised Armed Forces Day speech before thousands of soldiers in Naypyitaw. In contrast, security forces have used live ammunition for weeks against overwhelmingly unarmed and peaceful crowds.
North Korea snaps back at Biden over criticism of missile launches
North Korea on Saturday snapped back at President Joe Biden’s criticism of its ballistic missile tests, calling his comments a provocation and encroachment on the North’s right to self-defense and vowing to continuously expand its "most thoroughgoing and overwhelming military power." The launches showed how the North continues to expand its military capabilities while nuclear negotiations with the United States remain stalled. Biden was restrained as he admonished North Korea for the launches, which were a violation of U.N. sanctions against the North. NORTH KOREA MISSLES GET MORE AGILE, EVASIVE: EXPERTSIn comments carried by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, Ri said the North expresses "deep apprehension" over Biden’s remarks that were "openly revealing his deep-seated hostility toward the DPRK." It’s unclear how the Biden administration will respond before it completes its policy review on North Korea in coming weeks.
Trump may visit US-Mexico border region ‘soon,’ former aide says
Former President Donald Trump is "really concerned" about the migrant situation along the U.S.-Mexico border and may schedule a visit to the region, a former Trump aide said this week. Jason Miller shared comments about Trump’s thinking during an appearance on the podcast of conservative talk show host Michael Berry. "I could see him doing that soon," Miller said about a possible Trump visit to the border region, according to a recap of the conversation posted by Detroit radio station WJR. "Not immediately, but I could see a trip, some point in the future here, but it is something that [former] President Trump is really concerned about." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNeither Biden nor Harris have visited the border region since taking office but members of the administration joined members of Congress in a visit to a facility in Texas on Wednesday.
Ohio official of Asian descent, a US Army vet, shows war scars: ‘Is this patriot enough?’
A local official of Asian descent in West Chester Township, Ohio, is being lauded for taking off his shirt during a town hall meeting this week to show his battle scars. Wong, 69, said he has been told by people that he’s doesn’t look American enough or patriotic enough. Wong told the Cincinnati Enquirer the moment wasn’t planned. "I deliberately went to the Army to learn about Americanism and democracy," he told the newspaper. People are glad I spoke," Wong told the Enquirer.
FOX News Rundown EXTRA: Retired Staff Sergeant and Fox Nation host Johnny “Joey” Jones on Gun Reform
This week, President Biden urged the Senate to pass new gun legislation, including two House bills following mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia. The first House bill looks to close loopholes on background checks and the second bill expands background checks on all firearm sales. Retired Staff Sergeant and Fox Nation host Johnny “Joey” Jones who is a pro-gun advocate joined the Fox News Rundown earlier this week to weigh in on the proposed House bills, reforming background checks and the obstacles that come with it. He also explains why he thinks mass shooting go deeper than gun legislation. He also weighs in on closing loopholes and expanding background checks and why he thinks it’s not the solution.
Meghan McCain blasts media reaction over Biden Press conference
“The View” co-host Meghan McCain blasted the media Friday over its coverage of President Biden’s first formal press conference. he didn’t do a press conference. When he finally did a press conference he didn’t talk or answer one question about the pandemic and he didn’t answer any questions from any media that didn’t agree with him,” McCain explained. “I was watching some shows this morning — there’s no need to slobber all over Joe Biden right now. Even Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge trumpeted Biden’s performance on his website with headlines like, “JOE’S NO DRAMA PRESS CONFERENCE” and “CHILL STYLE.”
Suez Canal remains blocked amid efforts to free stuck vessel
A giant container ship remained stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day Saturday, as authorities prepared to make new attempts to free the vessel and reopen a crucial east-west waterway for global shipping. The massive vessel got stuck in a single-lane stretch of the canal, about 3.7 miles north of the southern entrance, near the city of Suez. An official at the Suez Canal Authority said they were planning to make at least two attempts Saturday to free the vessel when the high tide goes down. A maritime traffic jam grew to around 280 vessels Saturday outside the Suez Canal, according to canal service provider Leth Agencies. Apparently anticipating long delays, the owners of the stuck vessel diverted a sister ship, the Ever Greet, on a course around Africa instead, according to satellite data.
Top Cuomo officials subpoenaed in sexual harassment investigation: report
Dozens of Albany officials– including top Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa — have been subpoenaed by the state Attorney General’s Office as part of its investigation into sexual-harassment accusations against the governor, a report said Friday. Melissa DeRosa, one of Governor Cuomo’s aides, was one of the people subpoenaed on Friday as the sexual harassment allegations against the Governor further. Andrew Cuomo, right, followed by Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to the Governor, leave after Cuomo spoke during a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. She has stood by her longtime boss amid the accusations of inappropriate behavior, as accusations of her own bullying and berating behavior in the workplace came to light. Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa, is joined by New York Gov.
Tucker Carlson: US military has gone full woke, waging war on those who disagree with them
If you’re wondering whether our military leadership has gone woke, consider that question settled for good. They're White supremacists. Just last month, Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, the commander of the Air Force Education and Training Command, made it explicit. He acknowledged that the Air Force was recruiting candidates with a private pilot's license. In October, the head of Air Force recruiting office, Major General Ed Thomas, published a piece on Yahoo entitled, "86% of Air Force pilots are [W]hite men.
Maher sounds alarm on 'climate of fear' in US schools: Parents afraid of 'not being woke enough'
Now the parent is afraid of going against what they're teaching in school -- even when they don't agree with it. Now the parent is afraid of going against what they're teaching in school -- even when they don't agree with it." "When we have public schools, thousands and thousands of public schools, where parents are really afraid to challenge what's going on in the classroom, that's really a problem. "[Weiss] says, 'Power in America comes from speaking woke,' Maher quoted Weiss' piece. "They want to be super woke and they want to go to Yale and that's really offensive to people who can't afford either of those things."
Michigan GOP could circumvent Whitmer with proposed changes to state voting laws
Michigan Republicans this week proposed changes to state voting laws and have come up with a veto-proof way to circumvent Democrat Gov. The Michigan effort also comes as Georgia signed into law changes that make absentee voting harder and Democrats in Congress are working on a bill that would expand voting rights by setting national standards. "This is how the Michigan Republicans do business. And then they find ways to suppress the vote, because even they know that when people vote, Democrats win." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMichigan Democratic Party Chairwoman Lavora Barnes noted that 67% of Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 that, among other changes, allowed for no-excuse absentee voting.
Marine Corps reservist warns that Biden Pentagon's 'woke' rules and priorities endangering US security
Marine Corps Reservist Aaron Reitz warned Friday that the increasingly woke dictates coming from the Biden Defense Department are a sign the Pentagon leadership has its priorities backward. "[T]raining warns members of the military to be on the lookout for anyone with 'anti-government,' 'anti-authority,' or 'abortion-related ideology,'" Carlson read. We need extremism training,'" Reitz said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The way that the military is treating this extremism training, it gives these sort of H.R. "So extremism training is literally and I'm quoting from documents, 'to eradicate, eliminate, and conquer all forms of racism, sexism, homophobia' and so forth.
CNN's Jeff Zeleny says press access to Biden border facilities 'largely irrelevant' due to image leaks
CNN correspondent Jeff Zeleny appeared to dismiss the necessity of the Biden administration granting press access to migrant facilities at the southern border. At his first press conference Thursday, President Biden was pressed as to when reporters will be allowed inside the facilities to see the conditions under which migrant children are kept in custody by the Border Patrol. However, the president suggested the press will have access once the current problems are resolved. While CNN anchor Jake Tapper called out Biden for not "leveling with the American people," Zeleny was far more forgiving. "In fact, President Biden said himself the images he has seen in briefings are unacceptable."
Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks
President Joe Biden seeks to work with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose country is the world’s top emitter of climate-damaging pollution. The Biden administration intentionally looked beyond its international partners for the summit, reaching out to key leaders for what it said would sometimes be tough talks on climate matters, an administration official said. Another Biden administration official said the U.S. is still deciding how far the administration will go in setting a more ambitious U.S. emissions target. Climate scientists and climate policy experts largely welcomed Biden’s international overture on climate negotiations, especially the outreach to China. Biden and other administration officials have been stressing U.S. climate intentions during early one-on-one talks with foreign leaders, and Biden climate envoy John Kerry has focused on diplomacy abroad to galvanize climate efforts.
Deputized to ‘fix’ border, VP Kamala Harris has no plans to visit — so Donald Trump may go ‘soon’
Deputized to “fix” the migrant surge crisis, Vice President Kamala Harris has no plans to visit the US-Mexico border — but Donald Trump may go there “soon,” according to an aide to the former president. “The vice president is not doing the border,” spokeswoman Symone Sanders told reporters Friday. Donald Trump tours a section of the US-Mexico border wall in Alamo, Texas, earlier in 2021. Federal agents apprehended more than 100,000 people at the border last month alone, the highest number in two years. President Biden has warned migrants not to come, citing COVID-19 restrictions.
Rep. Matt Gaetz: Biden administration worried about military's 'wokeness, not winning'
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Friday that the Biden administration's "woke" approach to the military should "trouble every American." REP. MATT GAETZ, R-FLA.:The problem with Republicans is that we surrender the frame. Look, in China right now, Tucker, they're not doing gender sensitivity training. They're not wondering whether or not their military is woke enough. They're worried about wokeness, not winning, and our country deserves better and our military deserves better.
Tucker: Biden claim assault weapon ban will make America safer 'an appalling lie' contradicted by evidence
In fact, the Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to approve of this and make it a precedent. And most dangerous of all, Joe Biden has told us, including this week, are something called "assault weapons." Assault weapons are such a threat, Joe Biden says, he’s not going to wait for the Supreme Court. He wants Congress, which his party controls, to pass a total ban on "assault weapons." If you go to Joe Biden's website, you'll learn that "assault weapons" are responsible for quote, "our gun violence epidemic."
Tim Scott blasts Biden, Democrats for filibuster flip-flop: They cry 'racist whenever they want to scare you'
"Here's what we know about the Democrats," Scott said. Is it the one who was for the filibuster or is it the new one who is now against filibuster?" Scott added that Democrats "use the word 'racist' whenever they are trying to scare people into their corner. "Legalized ballot harvesting, taxpayer-funded campaigns and prohibition of state voter ID laws should be a big, loud 'fraud alert.'" CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPScott also argued that Biden was wrong to call the new Georgia election law racist, remarking that in North Carolina, a voter ID law actually increased Black participation in recent elections.
Trump heralds new Georgia election reform bill
Former President Trump is applauding a Republican-led election reform bill in Georgia, a state he narrowly lost in November in a defeat he falsely chalked up to voter fraud. “Congratulations to Georgia and the Georgia State Legislature on changing their voter Rules and Regulations,” Trump said in a statement through his PAC Save America, The Hill reported. Too bad these changes could not have been done sooner!”The election overhaul bill was signed into law Thursday. The Georgia election bill was signed into law this Thursday. Kimberly Latrice Jones speaks during a gathering outside of the Georgia State Capitol to protest HB 531 on March 4, 2021.
Fugitive busts cap busy week for border patrol amid migrant surge
Federal agents arrested three wanted criminals in 12 hours this week at the overwhelmed US-Mexico border. US Border Patrol and Customs agents arrested a driver and passenger at a border checkpoint near Hebbronville after finding they had active warrants for burglary and larceny, officials said. The fugitives were questioned after a K9 agent sniffed out personal-use marijuana, methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, the US Border Patrol in Laredo said in a Facebook post. The arrests capped off a very busy week for border agents in Texas, as migrants continue to flood the Mexican border. Earlier last week, two other migrants drowned in the river while attempting to swim back to Mexico to evade US officials.
Suez Canal ship may be freed by Saturday
SUEZ, Egypt—Efforts to free a ship wedged into the bank of the Suez Canal, blocking traffic through the critical waterway, progressed significantly late Friday, people familiar with the operations said, raising hope among authorities that the ship could be dislodged as early as Saturday, and the canal cleared for the resumption of traffic soon after. An attempt to refloat the vessel earlier Friday wasn’t successful, according to the ship management firm for the vessel. More diggers are being brought in and salvage teams are making plans to siphon out fuel and ballast water to lighten the ship, according to one person involved in the operation. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration sees "some potential impacts on energy markets" due to the vessel blocking the Suez Canal. SUEZ CANAL MAY JEOPARDIZE YOUR MORNING CUP OF JOEMany shipowners have now decided to reroute.
Gen. Jack Keane on COVID coming from a Wuhan lab: 'I accept that conclusion'
Fox News Senior Strategic Analyst Gen. Jack Keane joined "Fox News Primetime" to discuss the origin of COVID-19, saying he "accepts [the] conclusion on the face of it" that the virus may have originated in a Wuhan lab. GEN. JACK KEANE: We have had the Trump Administration for some time, and particularly Secretary Pompeo, conveying to the American public that the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming that likely the originator of the so-called coronavirus originated in a Wuhan laboratory. And the Wuhan laboratory is one of 75 that we know, that, that, what takes place in that laboratory is also the development of biotechnical weapons, and also the potential from animal to human transfer of viruses. So, certainly what the evidence is supporting, is that some kind of accident took place there in a transfer to likely a human being working in that laboratory. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE
Brian Kilmeade lambastes Democrats' hypocrisy over Georgia election reform, For the People Act
"FOX News Primetime" host Brian Kilmeade castigated President Biden’s opposition to Georgia’s new election law and called out Democrats for describing it as "racist." Yesterday he called the bill "Jim Eagle" because Jim Crow, I guess, wasn't big enough. Democrats hammered the bill and called it racist, saying it makes it harder for people of color to vote. Democrats hate voter ID laws. So let's get this straight: If you support voter ID laws, you are a racist.
Biden suggests plan to rival China's Belt and Road initiative to UK prime minister
President Biden suggested western nations develop a plan to rival China’s years-long Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), during a phone conversation with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Friday. "I suggested we should have, essentially, a similar initiative, pulling from the democratic states, helping those communities around the world that, in fact, need help," Biden told reporters before departing for Delaware. Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the BRI program in 2013, creating the world’s largest infrastructure program with multi-trillion dollar plans for international development and investment, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. The majority of countries that have joined the BRI plan are underdeveloped nations that now rely in part on China for development on 5G networks, railways, and power plants. Biden is expected to introduce a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure bill next week, aimed at improving roads and bridges while also addressing climate change initiatives.
Durham probe focused on FBI, but prosecution of high-level officials like Comey 'unlikely': sources
Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation is largely focused on the activities of the FBI as he reviews the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, Fox News has learned, but sources familiar with the investigation said the prosecution of high-level FBI officials, like former Director James Comey, is "unlikely." A spokesperson for the special counsel told Fox News that they had "no comment from Mr. Clinesmith in August pleaded guilty to making a false statement to Durham’s team. Also over the summer, Durham's team questioned former CIA Director John Brennan for some eight hours at CIA headquarters. "I think that is fine, I have no problems with it," Brennan said, adding that he has already sat down with Durham's team for eight hours.
New NYC indoor dining rules let these top restaurants reopen doors
Limited-capacity indoor dining is back in the Big Apple, to the relief of millions of restaurant-obsessed New Yorkers. The Le Chalet eighth-floor lounge will become a second dining room in order to spread out customers. Andrew BezekPatroonKen Aretsky’s classy, clubby home to classic American dishes re-awakens March 30 from a long indoor snooze. There are salads and sandwiches in the casual front Tavern section, but the atmospheric main dining room’s the act to catch. Herb-crusted merluzzo (cod) with steamed mussels in saffron-tomato broth perfectly mixes and marries all the flavorsPortale, 126 W. 18th St.; 917-781-0255
Jeffrey Epstein-plagued Leon Black to step down as MoMA chairman
Leon Black is stepping down as chair of the Museum of Modern Art in the wake of artist protests over his ties to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, The Post has learned. At the meeting, Black told his fellow trustees he would give up the chairman role when his current three-year term ends on June 30, sources said. The billionaire financier plans to remain on the board, however, as one of MoMA’s 57 trustees, these sources said. The Post exclusively reported on March 14 that MoMA had moved its regularly scheduled board meeting twice since February as a select group of MoMA trustees talked with Black about his future as the head of the storied museum and whether he should step down. Prominent artists like Ai Weiwei and photographer Nan Goldin have called on Epstein to step down.
Judge Judy drops multimillion lawsuit to protect CBS
Judge Judy Sheindlin has dropped a $22 million countersuit against talent agent Richard Lawrence and his Rebel Entertainment Partners — so she can keep her network CBS out of the long-running legal battle. Sheindlin told us in a statement of the move on Friday: “We decline to file an amended complaint as Mr. Lawrence has insisted that I join Big Ticket (CBS) as a defendant. The court has declined to rule that CBS is not a necessary party. Mr. Lawrence is the culprit in this fiasco of a packaging deal which has netted him $22 million. Now Judge Judy wants credit for dismissing an improper lawsuit that the court already said had no merit?
Ted Cruz details viewing 'Biden Cages' packed with migrant children at the Texas-Mexico border
Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, ripped the Biden administration following a visit to the border with 17 other U.S. CRUZ: Today we visited detention facilities, in particular the [town of] Donna detention facility which is a giant tent-city that has been constructed in response to this overwhelming crisis that’s unfolding on the border. And the capacity in the Donna facility with COVID restrictions is 250 people. We saw cage after cage after cage that the Biden administration has filled with kids. It’s the direct result of political decisions the Biden administration has made.
Meghan McCain rips media over Biden press conference: 'There's no need to slobber all over' him right now
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain blasted the media Friday over its coverage of President Biden's first formal press conference. "I just want to present a scenario where somehow magically President Trump got re-elected. he didn't do a press conference. "Peter Doocy, was not called on, Fox News wasn't called on, which I think is a huge miss for President Biden yesterday." Even Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge trumpeted Biden's performance on his website with headlines like, "JOE'S NO DRAMA PRESS CONFERENCE" and "CHILL STYLE."
Contract linguist who worked for US military pleads guilty to leaking classified information
A woman who worked as a contract linguist for the U.S. military in Iraq pleaded guilty to leaking classified information to a foreign government. The woman leaked the information to a romantic interest linked to the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah. Mariam Taha Thompson, formerly of Rochester, Minnesota, was arrested last year in the espionage case. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPInvestigators say Thompson accessed dozens of files about human sources, including their names, photographs, background information and operational cables that described the information they had gathered. She agreed to provide the classified information to the man; officials say she had planned to marry him, and was afraid he would end her relationship if she did not cooperate.
Frustrated Trump demands to know if Special Counsel Durham is still 'living'
Donald Trump mockingly wondered if Special Counsel John Durham is still alive, as the prosecutor's probe drags on into the origins of the FBI’s "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation of his 2016 campaign's alleged ties to Russia. Durham has been probing the matter for about two years and was officially appointed a "special counsel" by former Attorney General Barr last October. Will there ever be a Durham report?" Special Counsel Robert Mueller found insufficient evidence to prove collusion between members of the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia. Durham stepped down from his post as U.S. attorney for Connecticut but retained his status as special counsel for purposes of his "RussiaGate" probe.
CNN condemns Ted Cruz for refusing to wear a mask at presser despite being vaccinated
CNN attempted to COVID-shame Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, after he clashed with a reporter who requested that the lawmaker put on a mask during a press conference despite already being vaccinated. "Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask," Cruz responded. "All of us have been immunized, so..."When the report responded that Cruz wearing a mask would "make us feel better," Cruz responded: "You’re welcome to step away if you’d like." On Thursday's broadcast of "New Day," CNN anchor John Berman began by asking chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta to give a "diagnosis" to the "curious case of Ted Cruz" before playing a clip of the exchange. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"So when he's not wearing a mask, he's potentially putting other people in that room at risk.
Harris acknowledges major new social welfare spending in $1.9T COVID relief bill was ‘intentional’
"This was the intentional purpose of the American rescue plan, which was to look at child care, to look at our child care workers, to look at our children, to bring them out of poverty," Harris said in New Haven, Connecticut, on Friday. Notably, the American Rescue Plan boosts the $2,000 Child Tax Credit by as much as $1,600 for parents of young children, and it also expands eligibility. Instead, they said Democrats used their congressional majorities to push through their own spending agenda on the taxpayer’s dime. Republicans have not specifically criticized the child care provisions in the law but instead have tended to attack what they view as superfluous spending. The administration is reportedly planning two more spending initiatives – an investment in infrastructure, and a "people-focused" domestic policy push.
Kamala Harris discusses ‘empowering women’ with Bill Clinton despite #Metoo criticism
What...Vice President Kamala Harris compared herself to former Vice President Al Gore's Senate voting approach of "Whenever I vote, we win." Juanita Broaddrick, who accused former President Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978, called him out as "This pervert." Vice President Kamala Harris and former President Bill Clinton held a webcast discussion about "empowering women and girls," hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative. Vice President Kamala Harris and former President Bill Clinton on Friday held a webcast discussion about “empowering women and girls,” despite criticism of Clinton’s history of alleged sexual misconduct and predatory behavior. Vice President Kamala Harris praised former President Bill Clinton on lifting “folks out of poverty,” during his presidency.
Like White House, Associated Press won’t use ‘crisis’ to describe migrant surge at border
In a memo to reporters, the Associated Press claims the current US-Mexico border crisis "does not fit the classic dictionary definition of a crisis." The White House still won’t use the word “crisis” in referring to the surge of migrants at the US-Mexico border — and now the Associated Press won’t use the word either. The Washington Post singled out the AP for its language in describing the border crisis. Meanwhile, border control veterans are calling the situation a crisis, even if Biden and his administration do not. On Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris admitted that there is a “huge problem” on the southern border, but she did not use the word “crisis” either.
Sorry, Dems — but DC was created purposely so it would NOT be a state
There are numerous principled reasons to oppose DC statehood. First, because they were concerned about the seat of federal power being controlled by a hostile or intrusive state government. Second, because they knew that if the capital were in a state — much less its own state — the people would vote to grow and accumulate federal power. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake says we’ve been dumbing down the DC statehood debate — and I agree, but for very different reasons. He argues that “emerging arguments against DC statehood” are no longer principled but partisan.
Investors flee James Dolan decision to merge MSG’s owner with its cable network
Billionaire James Dolan is merging the company that owns the Madison Square Garden arena with the cable network that broadcasts New York Knicks games to local fans — and investors are running for the exits. To some, Friday’s deal looks like a signal that MSG Entertainment needs MSG Networks as a source of cash. MSG Networks owns two regional sports and entertainment channels as well as a streaming service in the New York area. Last year, Madison Square Garden spun off its MSG Entertainment from Madison Square Garden Sports, which owns the Knicks and the Rangers. Officials at MSG Entertainment declined to comment further on Friday.
Letters to the Editor — March 27, 2021
The Issue: President Biden’s performance at his first press conference since taking office. President Biden’s press conference was a fiasco and emblematic of an administration submerged in fallacies and incompetence (“Glazed and confused,” March 26). The press conference may have done nothing to help you, but it sure helped me. Barbara BellantonioEast MeadowAt his long-awaited press conference, Biden seemed bothered and bewildered, while the sycophantic press remained bewitched by a man in undeniable decline. Robert HenryPalm City, Fla.Everything that conservatives have asserted for decades about media bias was proven true at the Biden “press conference” on March 25.
NYC suspends housing inspector after racist trope mailed to UES resident
“We let him in, we didn’t have a lot of conversation, we didn’t talk much, he was very polite,” he recalled. This employee has been immediately suspended without pay as a full investigation has been launched. @NYCHousing has contacted the person who received this letter to apologize as well,” wrote City Hall press secretary Bill Neidhardt on Twitter. “[W]e’re conducting a full investigation to determine further disciplinary action,” said an agency spokesman in a statement. “We’ve reached out to the individual affected to express our profound apologies.”The letter comes amid a spate of violence in New York City — and across the country — aimed at Asian Americans.
Drudge Report raises eyebrows with praise of Biden's 'chill style,' 'no drama press conference' headline
Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge showered President Biden with praise following his first formal press conference Thursday. "JOE'S NO DRAMA PRESS CONFERENCE" the top headline read. NBC REPORTER PRAISES BIDEN FOR 'KNOCKING' PRESSER 'OUT OF THE PARK,' THEN ADMITS HE LOOKS 'TIRED'The Daily Wire's Ben Shapiro reacted, "Drudge Report is now indistinguishable from Huffington Post." CBN chief political analyst David Brody blasted the display, insisting the Drudge Report should be called "The Amazing Joe Biden Report." @JoeBiden looked lost, confused and needed scripted notes for his press conference," Brody tweeted.
Who is Park Cannon? Georgia state Democrat was arrested at statehouse
Georgia state Democrat Park Cannon shot into the spotlight this week after she was arrested at the statehouse while knocking on the door of Gov. Cannon was released shortly before 11:30 p.m. EDT, and was greeted by demonstrators who had called for her release. GEORGIA STATE DEM ARRESTED AS KEMP SIGNS ELECTION BILL"I stand with Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon (@Cannonfor58), who was arrested and CHARGED WITH A FELONY for ... for what?" Kemp’s office door* as she tried to observe the cowardly closed-door signing ceremony for the voter suppression law." "Are there laws against knocking on the Governor’s door in Georgia, what is she actually being arrested for?"
California judge orders no prison time for boys who beat 13-year-old to death
A California judge has decided not to impose a prison sentence on two boys whose bullying and sucker-punch attack led to the death of a 13-year-old classmate in 2019. But Riverside County Superior Court Judge Roger A. Luebs ordered each of the juveniles to serve 150 hours of community service, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles. He said he could not comment further becauses the case involved minors but added that the juvenile court system had a focus on rehabilitation. Both the principal, Scott Walker, and vice principal, Kamilah O’Connor, were later fired, and the family filed wrongful death litigation against the district. Judge Luebs was first elected to the bench in 2002 and ran unopposed in three subsequent elections, records show.
Chad Wolf slams 'tragic' Biden border policies: 'There is no enforcement' along southern border
The Biden administration's decision to roll back its predecessor's border policies with no contingency in place is a "tragedy" and the "direct cause" of the border crisis, former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told "Your World" Friday. WOLF: It is a crisis that is extremely impacting the men and women of the border patrol. What they did on the border ... [has] turned not only border enforcement but immigration enforcement on its head. They are astute to our policies and what occurs as they come across the river and are apprehended by Border Patrol. They will rescue them from the water and bring them on to land and process them in Border Patrol facilities and likely release them.
9-year-old Mexican girl drowns crossing Rio Grande into US
A 9-year-old Mexican girl drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas this week with her family, according to federal officials. "All three migrants were unconscious and had washed ashore onto an island in the river when bystanders flagged down nearby Border Patrol agents," said the spokesman, Dennis Smith. BORDER PATROL IN RIO GRANDE VALLEY RELEASING ILLEGAL CROSSERS INTO US WITHOUT COURT DATEThe agents, who were patrolling the Rio Grande in the area, began administering first aid as they brought the migrants to shore. GOP SENATORS ENCOUNTER TRAFFICKERS, CARTEL MEMBERS AT BORDER DURING NIGHTTIME RIO GRANDE TOURSmugglers have been doing a thriving business at the border, contributing to a surge in crossings. "That’s Mexico and you can see there are three smugglers right there standing on the Mexican side looking at us.
Vice President Harris is “not doing the border,” senior adviser says
President Biden has tasked Vice President Harris with addressing the root causes of mass migration from Central America – but she will not be handling southern border policy in general, a top aide said. "The Vice President is not doing the border," a senior advisor to Harris told reporters Friday. "The President asked the vice president to take on the diplomatic efforts with Mexico and …the Northern Triangle to address the root causes of migration." Biden had widely been reported to have tapped Harris to handle a larger portfolio that included general issues related to the border. The Vice President headed to Connecticut Friday afternoon as part of the administration’s "Help is Here Tour," to promote the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan recently signed by the president.
Millions of Americans will officially get stimulus checks this morning
Stimulus Day — not to mention St. Patrick — is a reason many will raise a glass on Wednesday. A third coronavirus stimulus check officially landed in millions of Americans’ bank accounts on Wednesday morning, according to the feds. The answer lies in the machinery of the financial system. Banks and credit unions are then required to make the money available to account holders by 9 a.m. local time, according to the group. Some financial institutions such as the banking startup Chime made the funds available early.
White House might tax motorists by the mile to fund $3-4T infrastructure plan
The Biden administration is considering imposing a vehicle mileage tax on Americans — as a way to fund a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure plan set to be announced by President Biden, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Friday. Bloomberg via Getty Images“I’m hearing a lot of appetite to make sure that there are sustainable funding streams,” Buttigieg said. Buttigieg said a plan to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and waterways would bring a significant return of investment. This is a jobs vision as much as it is an infrastructure vision, a climate vision and more.”A day prior, Buttigieg urged the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to make a “generational investment” to improve infrastructure while simultaneously combating climate change and racial inequity. “There is near-universal recognition that a broader recovery will require a national commitment to fix and transform America’s infrastructure,” the secretary said.
Biden press conference raises questions about fitness for office: Ronny Jackson
Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, a former White House physician, believes that President Biden's press conference performance raises questions about his fitness for office. White House press secretary Jen Psaki later dodged questions about whether the president was examined by a doctor after the fall. The president was caught in photos appearing to use "cheat sheets" at his first press conference, photos revealed. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOnly 25 reporters were allowed to attend the press conference, and only a select number of reporters were called on for their questions. Biden drew criticism after he snubbed Fox News from asking questions while appearing to pick reporters from a pre-chosen list.
GOP senators reveal shocking images of migrants, babies packed in border facilities
Republican senators on Friday released shocking pictures of migrants and children packed into border facilities as they railed against what they called a border crisis of President Biden’s own creation. GOP SENATORS ENCOUNTER TRAFFICKERS, CARTEL MEMBERS AT BORDER DURING NIGHTTIME RIO GRANDE TOURThe 19-person delegation, led by Sens. Cruz and John Cornyn, R-Texas, toured a facility in Donna, where migrants have been packed into facilities designed for many fewer migrants. Senators who spoke to Border Patrol and other officials said that authorities were "overwhelmed" by the numbers -- something that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has also said. Customs and Border Protection encountered 100,000 migrants in February, while there are more than 16,000 child migrants in Border Patrol and Health and Human Services custody.