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Liz Peek: Biden team off to UN climate summit as their green energy policies fuel inflation at home
The liberal media, enthusiasts all for the Green New Deal, has downplayed the global energy crisis; they especially do not want you to know what kicked it off. Consequently, the Brits scrambled to substitute natural gas for the missing wind energy. A shortage of natural gas spread over Europe like a virus, leading Germans to beg Vladimir Putin for more imports, which the Russian despot declined to provide. Beijing, too, had to substitute natural gas in their energy grid, causing even more shortages. Meanwhile, governors around the U.S. have nixed the construction of natural gas pipelines, denying their states’ residents relatively clean and cheap fuel.
Biden caught violating DC mask mandate at Georgetown restaurant
Here's what you need to know as you start your day …Bidens caught violating DC mask mandate at posh Georgetown restaurantPresident Biden and first lady Jill Biden were caught violating Washington, D.C.'s indoor mask mandate by walking through a high-end Georgetown restaurant without masks on Saturday. Washington, D.C.'s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstated an indoor mask mandate in July amid the surge of the delta variant. The Bidens also violated Fiola Mare's mask policy, which mirrors the city's. "Per CDC guidance and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s executive order, all individuals over age 2 are required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Power doesn't cede itself, and unless we can figure out a better way to balance out that power … we'll be vulnerable."
Whitmer’s campaign may have to return or donate millions from excess contributions, report says
Gretchen Whitmer’s reelection campaign may have to return or donate over $3 million identified as excess contributions after a lawsuit brought by the state’s Republican Party. The paper called the exemption a "decades-old state policy" that essentially allows unlimited contributions due to the possibility of a recall. Whitmer’s campaign has benefited from six-figure donations from several donors, the Detroit Free Press reported. Republicans have said people never "actively" sought to recall Whitmer because the longshot efforts fell way short of the necessary voter signatures. GET THE FOX NEWS APPSimon Schuster, the executive director of Michigan Campaign Finance Network, told the paper that the Detroit News that funds could still be used to help Whitmer’s campaign if they are injected into some kind of political organization.
Texas Rep. Michael McCaul: Biden rescinded Remain in Mexico policy 'because it had Trump's name on it'
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, had a warning for Americans on the border crisis on the latest "Sunday Night in America." Host Trey Gowdy invited McCaul to discuss the federal court ruling to "enforce and implement" the Migrant Protection Protocols otherwise known as the "Remain in Mexico" policy. The Biden administration has attempted various times to rescind the policy despite ongoing issues at the border. "On day one, President Biden rescinded the Remain in Mexico policy, the asylum agreements, the Migrant Protection Protocols, which was working." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOn Friday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is ready to re-instate the Remain in Mexico policy by mid-November.
Gabby Petito Foundation raises over $13K in first fundraiser on Long Island
The Gabby Petito Foundation held its first fundraiser near her Long Island hometown on Sunday, raising more than $13,000 as the family of the slain 22-year-old tries to make a positive difference out of their devastating loss. All attendees received a metal bracelet inscribed with “Justice for Gabby” with their $20 ticket donation, according to Fox News. Members of the Blue Point Fire Department, where Gabby’s stepfather served as chief, showed up in numbers to help set up the fundraiser. “So we’re volunteering to help out a good cause.”The fundraiser featured live music and raffle prizes. Justice for Gabby bracelets were sold and distributed at the fundraiser.
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You won’t be able to back out of an emotional commitment of some kind so put the thought of doing so out of your mind. The onus is on you to make it work, and the best way to do that is to convince yourself you want it to work.
Gates seems to double down on claim that Biden's been wrong on top foreign policy issues for decades
Robert Gates, the former defense secretary under President Obama, seemed to reiterate in an interview that aired Sunday night that he believes President Biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades. Cooper pointed out a part in the book where Gates called Biden a man of integrity but wrote that he believes he’s "been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades." He said he believes Biden made a mistake in Afghanistan in the way he handled the withdrawal. Biden has defended his administration and essentially said there was no easy way out of the country after two decades. This is not the first time that Gates offered stark criticism for the U.S.'s handling of the Afghanistan war.
Washington trooper signs out for last time, tells Inslee he can ‘kiss my a—‘
A Washington State Patrol officer who refused to comply with the state’s vaccine mandate signed out for the last time on Friday and issued a strongly worded message to Gov. "I wish I could say more, but this is it so state 10-34, this is the last time you’ll hear me in a state patrol car. The mandate applies to most state workers, long-term care employees, and teachers and staff at the state’s schools, including the state’s colleges and universities. The only opt-out is a medical or religious exemption, though the exemption only ensures continued employment if a job accommodation can be made. Q13Fox reported that the mandate for Washington state workers is on Monday, and if they don’t comply they could lose their job.
Marxists try to take Federal Reserve as Biden weighs whether to reappoint Powell: Devine
President Biden is coming unstuck so badly that even CNN has noticed he’s not great at his job. The arrogance and duplicity of his administration simply reflects his character and is driving the Great Disillusionment with his presidency. But there is another, stealthier progressive takeover in train at the Federal Reserve, orchestrated by Wall Street Marxists in the guise of high-minded ethics concerns. Sen. Elizabeth Warren mounted a campaign accusing two of the most conservative members of the Fed Board of Governors of insider trading. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Files/File PhotoWarren’s strike on the Fed’s board of governors comes as Biden weighs up whether to reappoint Powell when his four-year term is up in February.
Gowdy: Republicans must put 'differences and ambitions aside,' let American people restore balance in midterms
The former South Carolina congressman urged congressional Republicans to "put their differences and ambitions aside long enough to let history and the American people restore balance" in his opening monologue Sunday as the country looks ahead to the 2022 midterm elections. "Do political parties over-read election results?" "Perhaps this is how people respond when political parties forget about them. "Perhaps the American people like checks and balances, perhaps we like change or perhaps this is how people respond when political parties forget about them. "Will Republicans put their differences and ambitions aside long enough to let history and American people restore balance or will Georgia repeat itself?"
Mark Levin: Network of liberal dark money groups, billionaires, and Democrats attacking our elections
Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin laid out what he called a coordinated attack on American elections by left-wing dark-money groups, billionaires, and the Democratic Party in his Sunday monologue. People aren't supposed to talk about issues with the 2020 election, Levin said, lest they be labeled conspiracy theorists by the media. Levin said President Biden's administration and Democrats wouldn't investigate the shadowy forces that are changing American elections without the knowledge of most citizens. Dark money, all this money flowing into the coffers, organizations that don't have to report who's giving what to whom. Levin said no one wanted anything "reversed," and he went after "RINOs" and "NeverTrumpers" who have contributed to the situation.
Hochul is proving to be the anti-Cuomo — for good and for ill
Kathy Hochul continues to make good on her promises to be, in effect, the “un-Cuomo.” Too bad that also includes appeasing New York’s lefties even more than the last governor did. Andrew Cuomo’s deadly nursing-home order, Hochul apologized for the pain caused by Cuomo’s handling of the crisis. And Hochul has about finished her purge of Cuomo enablers across state government. Nearly all the staffers named as enablers in Attorney General Tish James’ nursing-home and sex-harassment reports are gone or will be soon. But she’s left so much space to her right that she’s left room for Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-LI) to jump into the race.
New York City man steals two duffel bags of electronics, food from Target: NYPD
A thief left his mark on a Manhattan Target Sunday morning — swiping two duffel bags-worth of items while flashing a box cutter at security guards, cops said. The latest instance in the city’s shoplifting surge began at 11 a.m. at the Target on Second Avenue in Kips Bay. The crook snatched electronics, pharmacy items and food, stuffing the pilfered goods into a pair of duffel bags, an NYPD spokeswoman said. ALBANY POLS, NYPD ORDER COPS TO DO NOTHING AS DRUG ADDICTS SHOOT UP"He displayed a box cutter to security and then fled," she added. The big-box heist comes amid a shoplifting spree across the Big Apple that have left shelves bare at stores like CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid.
Jon Stewart says media making 'mistake' casting Trump as 'incredible supervillain'
Comedian Jon Stewart said the media's hyper-focus on former President Donald Trump is a mistake and that casting him as an "incredible supervillain" distracts from other threats. "I think we make a mistake focusing this all on Donald Trump, as if he's … Magneto and some incredible supervillain that has changed the very nature and temperature of the U.S.," Stewart said. Power doesn't cede itself, and unless we can figure out a better way to balance out that power … we'll be vulnerable." Stewart, who recently launched a new show, "The Problem with Jon Stewart," said it's time the media moves away from the idea that "autocracy is purely the domain of Donald Trump." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAs for whether he thinks President Joe Biden is doing an effective job in office, Stewart said, "I don’t think anybody is."
Justice Department plays politics in letting Andrew McCabe escape punishment
In yet another sign of how politicized it is, the Biden Justice Department has restored disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s full pension. The dismissal two days before his planned retirement cost McCabe various perks as well as reducing his pension. “Politics should never play a role in the fair administration of justice and civil service personnel decisions,” McCabe smirked. But his lies more than merited Sessions’ punishment, even if it doesn’t serve Team Biden’s political interests to make that case. Too bad that politics matters more than good government at the Biden Justice Department.
Biden’s plans mean stagflation and other commentary
Businessman: Biden’s Plans Mean StagflationPresident Biden’s huge “transformation” bill would “drive us over an economic cliff, former chain-restaurant CEO Andy Puzder warns at Fox Business. “Summary executions, stoning of women, and beheading and cutting off the hands of accused thieves have returned; court cases and juries are no longer part of the legal system. Women’s activists and journalists fear being tortured to death.” That’s Afghanistan under the “candid and professional” Taliban. Joe Biden embraces his son Hunter Biden, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. A report can resolve the issues — and determine if foreign powers have “compromising material” from Hunter’s laptop files.
WaPo columnist mocked for lecturing unmasked stranger in elevator: 'Strong hall monitor energy'
Marcus aired her grievances on the social media platform after the unmasked man, according to her account, dismissed her suggestion to wear a face covering, responding "I don’t care what you think." "In Madison, Wis. By now I should know better but: I get in elevator. Man steps in, unmasked," Marcus writes. LIBERAL WAPO COLUMNIST SLAMS ‘TRIGGERED’ YALE AFTER REPORT ON ‘RACIST’ PARTY INVITATION: ‘DO SOME GROWING UP’Critics did not take well to her online venting. Ron DeSantis' press secretary Christina Pushaw said Marcus was giving off "strong hall monitor energy."
Wegmans deal signals reawakening appetite for Manhattan leases
Leasing highlights included Wegmans mammoth deal for 89,000 square feet in the former Kmart space at 770 Broadway. Food and beverage was the busiest category, including Pink Taco’s 10,500 square feet in a former TGI Friday space at 7 Times Square. A case in point: 76 Eighth Ave., a new, 10-story office property with just 35,072 square feet of first-class space. The building also has 2,578 square feet of ground-floor retail space. There will be a new, 100-seat restaurant with outdoor space and a spa “to bring a wellness component to the property,” Bashaw said.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 18, 2021
The Issue: A plan by a city commission to remove an 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson from City Hall. Thomas Jefferson and Martin Luther King are two of my heroes (“Lame-duck DeB’s latest Tomfoolery,” Oct. 14). Gabriella BassThe Issue: The sentencing of Luchiano Lewis, who was found guilty of the 2019 killing of Tessa Majors. Luchiano Lewis received a nine-years-to-life prison sentence for murdering Tessa Majors (“Tears for Tessa,” Oct. 15). Murder at will.”David EmersonManhattanAfter reading the comments of Luchiano Lewis, I see an individual who shows absolutely no remorse.
Fox News Rundown Extra: Dr. Brett Giroir On America’s Ongoing Battle Against COVID-19
Anti-COVID drugs also appear to be on the horizon and even young children may soon be eligible for the vaccines. Dr. Giroir did see optimistic about the coming months, but still offered advice to families on how to protect themselves from future surges in the virus. He also weighed in how our country reacted to COVID, what mistakes we made and whether or not we’re prepared for future pandemics. The interview was too long and we could not include everything Dr. Brett Giroir had to say. On the FOX News Rundown Extra you will hear our entire conversation.
Florida first lady Casey DeSantis makes surprise first public appearance since breast cancer diagnosis
EXCLUSIVE: Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis surprised guests at the Hernando County Republican Party Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner Saturday with her first public appearance since Gov. Ron DeSantis revealed her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this month. DESANTIS' WIFE, CASEY, DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER"I hear when you get a standing ovation before you even walk in the door you should probably just leave," the first lady said after taking the microphone from the governor. The governor announced earlier this month that his 41-year-old wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, saying she would have the full support of her family while she faces the challenge. "I am saddened to report that Florida’s esteemed first lady and my beloved wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer," the governor said in a statement.
Stacey Abrams campaigns for McAuliffe in churches: 'Voting is an act of faith'
Democrat Stacey Abrams campaigned for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at Black churches in Norfolk, Va., on Sunday. Abrams narrowly lost the Georgia gubernatorial election in 2018 and has used that defeat to position herself as a voting rights advocate. "I am the daughter of not one but two pastors," Abrams told Second Calvary Baptist Church congregants, who were required to show cards proving their vaccination status. Abrams told the churchgoers that she once believed it was wrong to mix church and politics, but was convinced by her mother that "politics is always in the church." McAuliffe made appearances at different churches and later joined Abrams at an outdoor campaign event.
Steele defends explosive claims about Russian collusion from his dossier
“I stand by the work we did, the sources that we had, and the professionalism which we applied to it,” Steele ?says in the documentary, ??”Out of the Shadows: The Man Behind the Steele Dossier?,?” ?which premieres on Hulu Monday. “I’m prepared to accept that not everything in the dossier is 100 percent accurate,” Steele said. “Because I think the Russians felt they’d got pretty good value out of Donald Trump when he was president of the US,” Steele said. Former President Donald Trump has denied the claims made in the Steele dossier. PA Images via Getty ImagesThe Steele Dossier began as a project to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidates, and the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news website, provided the funding to research firm Fusion GPS.
Kennedy & Kat Timpf Top 5 Most Embarrassing On-Air Moments
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, host of Kennedy on the FOX Business Channel & host of Kennedy Saves The World, Kennedy, joins FOX News Contributor & co-host of the Tyrus and Timpf podcast, Kat Timpf, to share their top 5 most embarrassing on-air moments.
U. Michigan paid critical race theory advocate $20,000 for a one-hour virtual discussion: report
Author and prominent critical race theory advocate Ibram X. Kendi was reportedly paid $20,000 to speak at a one-hour virtual event last fall at the University of Michigan. "Costs for this event were covered by the university's General Fund," the university’s director of Public Affairs and Internal Communications, Rick Fitzgerald, told Campus Reform. The November discussion mainly focused on Kendi’s 2017 book, "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," Campus Reform reported. Kendi, who authored the best-selling 2019 book "How to Be an Antiracist," is one of the leading figures pushing the implementation of "critical race theory" in schools. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFox News’ requests for comment from the University of Michigan and Kendi were not immediately returned.
California port director cites consumer demand as supply chain disruptions carry on
The supply chain bottleneck at major U.S. ports has developed into a global crisis and Port of Long Beach executive director Mario Cordero blamed the rise in consumer demand and online sales on "Fox News Live." So I think there’s a certain aspect to this that is consumer demand and that’s one of the many factors that’s causing the surge and disruptions of the supply chain." BRET BAIER PRESSES TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY BUTTIGIEG ON SUPPLY CHAIN WOES"It’s going to take collaboration by everybody in the supply chain, it’s not just the marine terminal operators," he said. The director said even though mass labor shortage in trucking and other sectors as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has worsened supply chain backup, there’s no labor shortage at the ports. The Port of Long Beach has been recorded as the second-busiest container port in the country and the twenty-first-busiest container cargo port in the world.
Gabby Petito Foundation's first fundraiser kicks off with strong showing in Long Island hometown
The first fundraiser for the new Gabby Petito Foundation saw a line out the door when it kicked off Sunday afternoon in her Long Island hometown. He described Petito is "one of our family members" and said the department would help out in any way it could. Richard Stafford, the attorney for Petito’s parents and stepparents and a longtime family friend, praised the strong showing at the start of the event. More information on the Gabby Petito Foundation can be found at its website. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLaundrie had returned home to his parents’ Florida address on Sept. 1, according to authorities.
The incredible, disappearing — incompetent — Team Biden
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been reportedly on paternity leave since August as the supply chain problem grows. Nor are those of his surrogates not on paternity leave offering more reassurance. Last week, Biden chief of staff Ron Klain retweeted a tone-deaf reference to the supply-chain issues as “high-class problems.” Really? Asked if holiday gifts would arrive on time, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was positively arrogant: “We’re not the Postal Service,” she huffed. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo/File PhotoThanks for your concern, Madam Press Secretary.
‘Build Back Better’ — or ‘Build BIGOTRY Better’?
President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act should be rechristened the Build Bigotry Better Act and then buried in a shallow grave on Capitol Hill. Once stripped of accounting gimmicks and augmented with $200 billion in debt-service obligations, this leviathan’s true, 10-year cost totals $5.9 trillion. President Joe Biden delivers remarks promoting his “Build Back Better Agenda” at the Capitol Child Development Center in Hartford, Connecticut, October 15, 2021. President Joe Biden returns a salute as he boards Air Force One for a trip to Connecticut to promote his “Build Back Better” agenda, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. No, it’s the radical, fundamental and explicit reordering of American society around the Marxist concept of racial equity,” warns Stephen Miller, senior adviser to former President Donald Trump and founder of America First Legal, a public-interest law firm.
More big woes for NYC’s next mayor: Wall Street job losses — and tax-revenue dips
New York’s banks and investment firms are doing great. Investment banks are reaping record merger and acquisition fees, and Americans are once again paying to borrow money. But: If you just looked at New York’s jobs figures, and not at the news on bank earnings, you wouldn’t know any of this. New York City’s financial industry jobs are still down five percent from August 2019. We used to fret about what happened when Wall Street crashed; now, we should fret that we have these woes when Wall Street hasn’t crashed.
California shooting at Halloween house party puts 3 people in hospital; suspect at large, police say
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in Whittier, California, just before 11 p.m. Friday, according to a local report. A fistfight had broken out in the home and continued outside to a nearby unrelated vigil, the sheriff’s office said. Sheriff's Sgt. The gunman, who has not been identified, fled on foot and remains at large, Sheriff’s Sgt. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFox News has reached out to the sheriff's office seeking more information and will update this story accordingly.
CNN's Stelter frets Katie Couric editing scandal further damages media's reputation
CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter bemoaned Katie Couric's admission she once edited out newsworthy remarks from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to "protect" her, complaining Sunday it further damaged the wider media's reputation. "This contributes to a decline in trust in media," Stelter said on "Reliable Sources." "She admits years later that she basically covered something up … It contributes to a lack of trust in media." In her new memoir, Couric wrote she omitted some critical remarks Ginsburg made to her in 2016 about national anthem kneelers having "contempt for a government" that made it possible for their elders to have a "decent life." "Couric chose to obscure a sitting justice's views on a newsworthy topic — the journalistic equivalent of a lie by omission.
Man steals two duffel bags of electronics, food from NYC Target: NYPD
A thief left his mark on a Manhattan Target Sunday morning — swiping two duffel bags-worth of items while flashing a box cutter at security guards, cops said. The latest instance in the city’s shoplifting surge began at 11 a.m. at the Target on Second Avenue in Kips Bay. The crook snatched electronics, pharmacy items and food, stuffing the pilfered goods into a pair of duffel bags, an NYPD spokeswoman said. The big-box heist comes amid a shoplifting spree across the Big Apple that have left shelves bare at stores like CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid. Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams promised to target the recent wave of thefts in NYC if elected.
Curtis Sliwa vows to wage ‘war’ on Gov. Hochul’s open-drug-use legalization
Mayoral hopeful Curtis Sliwa ripped Gov. “I’ll tell you, if the good people of New York City elect me mayor on Nov. 2, I am immediately going to go to war against Gov. Kathy Hochul was slammed by Curtis Sliwa for OK’ing legislation that led the NYPD to allow open drug use on city streets. She suggested using an unspecified amount of the $256 million allocated for New York City as part of the opioid settlements reached by the state attorney general’s office earlier this year. That’s why millions from the Opioid Settlement Fund awarded to New York City must flow to the nonprofits that we know are doing the work on the ground.”
China says new hypersonic missile a blow to US ‘strategic superiority’
The hypersonic missile, which was launched in August, orbited the globe but missed its target by a couple of dozen miles. “That is one reason why we hold China as our number one pacing challenge.”The US, Russia and China have all been working on hypersonic weapons. “China’s military buildup will focus on the Taiwan Straits and the South China Sea. The US’ conventional military superiority around the world will not translate into a guarantee of superiority in these regions?,” it continued. fly at lower trajectories and can m?a?neuver in flight, which makes them hard to track and destroy,” Fravel told the Financial Times.
White House continues to push debunked zero-cost claim on Biden's agenda
President Biden is sticking to his claim that his Build Back Better agenda will cost the average American taxpayer nothing. "The cost of the Build Back Better Agenda is $0," the White House tweeted Sunday. Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that the reconciliation bill will only raise $2.1 trillion through taxes over 10 years, falling far short of the $3.5 trillion cost. The Washington Post's fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, similarly called the zero-cost claim "misleading" and argued that lawmakers "play all sorts of budget games to achieve that mythical zero within the 10-year budget framework." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe White House tweet Sunday sparked a flurry of replies from skeptics.
Jay-Z due to testify in NYC lawsuit over ‘reneged’ perfume deal
Rap mogul Jay-Z is expected to get grilled on the witness stand over claims he reneged on a deal to promote his own perfume. The 51-year-old artist, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is named in a breach of contract lawsuit filed by Parlux Fragrances accusing him of failing to peddle the Gold Jay-Z fragrance line under a 2012 agreement. Parlux filed the lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court in 2016, claiming the “Empire State of Mind” rapper declined to push the perfume, including on “Good Morning America” and in Women’s Wear Daily. Jay Z fragrance “Gold” which $20,000 and features an 18-karat gold cap. “The launch started out successfully and the product initially received rave reviews from Palux’s retailer customers,” the lawsuit, filed Jan. 25, 2016, says.
Texas Gov. Abbott argues Biden 'completely abandoned' everyone who lives on the border
He also pointed out that "these are counties and these are people who traditionally have voted Democrat, that the Biden administration is ignoring." The Texas governor also blamed Biden's "catastrophic open border policies" for the migrant crisis. "But now, we’re seeing the highest number of cross border crossings and it’s all because of the catastrophic open border policies by the Biden administration," he continued. The Biden administration ended the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) which kept migrants in Mexico as they awaited their immigration proceedings. The Biden administration, however, has blamed a mixture of Trump administration policies and "root causes" in Central America for the surge.
Sen. Johnson: Democrats are 'living in a fantasy world' over rising inflation
Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., argued Democrats are "living in a fantasy world" over the impacts of rising inflation, adding that low-income families and retirees are most impacted Sunday on "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo. BIDEN OFFICIAL WHO SAID INFLATION ISSUES ARE ‘HIGH CLASS PROBLEMS’ ONCE RIPPED TRUMP ADMIN FOR PRICE INCREASESSEN. RON JOHNSON: Democrats are just living in a fantasy world. They deny reality, and the reality is high inflation primarily affects retirees and the working poor or any poor person. It's the poor, people on a fixed income, that are incredibly hurt by inflation, and people need to understand that. And unfortunately, it always sounds good when the federal government is sprinkling around benefits, going to give you free college and free childcare and free pre-k. All this stuff is not free.
Law professor's car stolen in broad daylight while Soros-backed DA speaks on campus about bail reform
A law professor at the University of New Mexico was the victim of a car theft in broad daylight during a lecture on Albuquerque crime delivered by a George Soros-backed district attorney. "Pretty ironic that this happened while DA Torrez was at the law school talking about crime in Albuquerque," she added. He had the backing of billionaire George Soros in his DA race and is currently grappling with a high murder rate in the New Mexico city and continued car theft crimes. DA'S BACKED BY SOROS, OTHER LIBERAL ACTIVISTS JOIN FRAY IN CLASH WITH POLICEThe area is also currently dealing with continued car theft problems. One recent car theft incident turned deadly in August, when two patrol officers spotted a stolen car about three miles from the University of New Mexico’s campus.
Venezuela suspends talks with opposition after Maduro envoy extradited to US to face charges
Venezuela said Saturday it would suspend negotiations with the opposition party after a member of its team was extradited to the U.S. on money laundering charges. The Socialist government named Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman, as a member of the negotiating team in talks with the opposition in neutral Mexico. Talks were set to resume Sunday following, and opposition leader Juan Guaido condemned the decision. The decision to suspend talks will add further strain to an already difficult political situation in Venezuela. Maduro last entertained talks with the opposition party in 2019 – a two month stretch that was the fourth attempt since 2014 for a meeting of the minds in the country, according to The Hill.
‘State is a mess’: Bill Bratton wishes Eric Adams luck in ‘tough road’ ahead
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday wished “good luck” to mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams if he’s elected — saying state legislators made a “mess” with recent criminal justice reform. During an appearance on WABC 770’s “The Cats Roundtable,” Bratton predicted a bumpy ride for Adams, a former NYPD captain, if he makes it to Gracie Mansion. The retired chief asserted that “things were going great in the state and city” until Albany’s bail reforms in 2019. Bill Bratton asserted that “things were going great in the state and city” until Albany’s bail reforms in 2019. emal Countess/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images“They made a mess of it,” Bratton said of state lawmakers. “The criminal justice system in the state is a mess.
Pete Buttigieg defends being on paternity leave amid supply-chain crisis
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday defended being AWOL on paternity leave amid the US’s crippling supply-chain crisis — while warning the upheaval could stretch into the holidays and beyond. NASA HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstoc“Part of what’s happening isn’t just the supply side, it’s the demand side,” Buttigieg said. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday defended being AWOL on paternity leave amid the US’s crippling supply-chain crisis. Buttigieg only surfaced to address his absence during a national transportation crisis after his paternity leave was reported last week by Politico. Buttigieg told CNN that Polly Trottenberg, the department’s deputy secretary, has been “doing phenomenal work” while filling in during his absence.
Disgraced lawyer Alex Murdaugh booked in South Carolina jail
Embattled lawyer Alex Murdaugh was jailed in his home state of South Carolina on charges connected to unpaid settlement money meant for his late housekeeper’s children. Murdaugh, 53, was booked Saturday into Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia, according to inmate records. Alex Murdaugh walks into court for his bond hearing, in Varnville, South Carolina on September 16, 2021. CBSAlex Murdaugh was busted for allegedly trying to get his drug dealer to kill him in a life insurance scam to collect $10 million for Murdaugh’s eldest son, Buster. AP Photo/Mic Smith, FileAlex Murdaugh is also being investigated for stealing millions from his family’s law firm.
Jill Biden boosts group that helps illegal immigrants avoid arrest amid border crisis
First lady Jill Biden touted a private school run by a Democratic donor whose organization has posted tips on how illegal immigrants can avoid arrest while in the U.S."Strength. Thank you El Centro Academy for Children for all you do and for being our gracious hosts today," Biden, who is a teacher, tweeted Tuesday of her visit to the El Centro Academy in Kansas City, Kansas. Caudillo told the Free Beacon that Biden and she did not discuss immigration during the visit, adding she "shared our El Centro story privately with her." At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the country since March, many times with little or no supervision, Fox News exclusively reported last week. "They [illegal immigrants] come well-equipped, they come with new clothing and they come with a desire to get what they can get from us," he added.
Chicago museum fires all of it's mostly White female, financially well-off docents for lack of diversity
The Art Institute of Chicago fired all of its trained volunteers and guides last month, who were mostly older White women, to diversify its team. Docents are trained volunteers who lead tours of museums, and at the Art Institute, they averaged 15 years of unpaid service. CHICAGO FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST POLICE UNION; LIGHTFOOT DENOUNCES 'RHETORIC OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS'The firings were apparently sparked by the fact that most of the docent staff was composed of older White, financially well-off women, the outlet reported. "Still, the Art Institute hasn’t explained why they had to be jettisoned en masse and not diversified over time. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Art Institute did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment on the matter.
Bill Clinton released from hospital in Southern California
Former President Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been admitted days earlier for an infection. Clinton, 75, was released around 8 a.m. from the University of California Irvine Medical Center after he was admitted Tuesday with an infection unrelated to COVID-19, officials said. BILL CLINTON TO REMAIN IN HOSPITAL ANOTHER NIGHT, RECEIVE ANTIBIOTICS, SPOKESMAN SAYSHillary Clinton accompanied her husband as he left Sunday, The Associated Press reported. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAn aide to the former president told the AP that Clinton had a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream, and that he was in an intensive care section of the hospital but wasn’t receiving ICU care. President Joe Biden said Friday night at the University of Connecticut that he had spoken to Clinton, and that the former president was "doing fine."
Fauci: People 'react against me' when 'truth becomes inconvenient'
Dr. Anthony Fauci has argued that he is an easy target during the coronavirus pandemic because he stands for "science, data and hard facts" rather than "conspiracy theories." Fauci has been a target for both praise and ridicule throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as he has been the face of the government response. However, he has positioned himself as on the side of "science, data and evidence" and those who "disagree" as conspiracy theorists. "I have stood for always making science data and evidence, be what we guide ourselves by," Fauci told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "And sometimes the truth becomes inconvenient for some people, so they react against me."
Activists reportedly ditch virtual White House meeting over immigration policies
Fed-up immigration advocates ?ditched a virtual meeting with Biden administration officials to protest the White House’s plan to restart former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program, according to a report. “?We are incredibly thankful and appreciative of the work immigration advocates and organizations do around the clock to improve our immigration system?,” the White House said. The activists believe the Biden administration’s decisions on immigration are rooted in politics and that some White House officials view border issues as a losing proposition for Democrats. ?Some activists saw hope in Biden who promised during the presidential campaign to operate a “fair and humane” immigration program, but they say he hasn’t delivered on the pledge. Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Biden White House has scrambled to quell the crisis at the southern border as ?arrests hit a record 1.5 million in fiscal 2021?.?
Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker delays COVID vaccine deadline for some state workers
J.B. Pritzker has pushed back a deadline for state employees of veterans' homes, prisons and other congregate facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as his office negotiates with labor unions representing some workers. Pritzker, who in August set an Oct. 4 deadline for state workers covered by his requirement to get the vaccine, on Friday said employees have until Nov. 30 to be fully vaccinated, the Chicago Tribune reported. CALIFORNIA PARENTS, TEACCHERS PLAN STATEWIDE, WALKOUT TO PROTEST SCHOOL VACCINE MANDATEPritzker's administration has reached agreements with several unions representing state workers. AFSCME, which represents some 15,000 state workers affected by the requirement, objected to what it called "rigid mandates." "This administration continues to work to protect vulnerable residents in our care or custody by ensuring state employees in congregate settings receive the vaccine," Pritzker spokeswoman Emily Bittner said in a statement.
New Mexico far-left, anti-police lawmaker once told to 'f*** off' by own party won't seek re-election
A controversial, far-left state lawmaker in New Mexico who was previously told to "f*** off" by a member of his own party announced that he will not seek re-election, according to a report. "At this point, I’m happy to say that my husband and my future children require my full measure of attention. "I’m sort of heartbroken," Candelaria told the Santa Fe New Mexican at the time, reportedly in tears after the heated exchange. In June 2020, Candelaria reportedly livestreamed himself without a mask participating in Black Lives Matter demonstrations which swept across Albuquerque following George Floyd’s death. Candelaria claimed he waited 13 hours for the New Mexico State Police to respond to his call reporting the purported death threats.
Chinese nuclear-capable hypersonic missile test surprises US intelligence: Report
China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in a move that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise, according to a new report. Two of those individuals said the test showed how far China has progressed on hypersonic weaponry – farther that U.S. officials realized. The Pentagon did not comment on the specific test, but did acknowledge that China is a top priority. "We have made clear our concerns about the military capabilities China continues to pursue, capabilities that only increase tensions in the region and beyond," John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesperson, told Fox News. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPThe Pentagon did not respond to a Fox News request for comment.
Fauci, Rand Paul trade 'lying' accusations about gain-of-function research in hearing on Delta variant
In his questioning of Fauci, Paul stepped close to the line of accusing Fauci of lying to Congress in previous testimony in which he said that the NIAID had never funded gain-of-function research in China. Citing a paper on research about bat coronaviruses, Paul said that U.S. money had essentially gone to the hazardous and controversial research – an assertion Fauci strongly objected to. He added that the research Paul referenced was "judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain of function." "The sobering news that you've already heard of is the fact that we are not challenged with a very difficult and problematic variant referred to as the Delta variant," Fauci said. "The discussion about masking on federal – on aviation and ships – is an interagency process not simply with CDC," Walensky said.
Alabama teen playing on iPad in his room fatally shot in ‘senseless murder’
A teenager in Alabama was fatally shot in his room on Friday, and was likely an unintended target of gunfire, according to the local police department. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley labeled the shooting, which police responded to about 6:20 p.m. Friday, “a senseless murder.”“It’s a senseless murder. “When you see that and you see the senseless tragedy of that, it hits you different.”A teenager in Alabama was fatally shot in his room on Friday, and was likely an unintended target of gunfire. Tuscaloosa Police DepartmentThe shooting wasn’t accidental though the teenager was likely not the intended target of it, according to Capt. “It was an on-purpose shooting, but [the teen] was probably not the target of that.
Texas GOP advances new maps that would tighten slipping grip
Texas Republicans on Saturday night closed in on redrawn U.S. House maps that would shore up their eroding dominance as voters peel away from the GOP in the state’s booming suburbs. Many live around Dallas and Houston, where, under the GOP-engineered maps, there would be no new districts that give Latinos a majority. Republican state Rep. Todd Hunter, who has presided over the redrawn maps in the House, defended the changes and said they comply with the law. "Race is clearly the factor here," Democratic state Rep. Rafael Anchia said of how the maps were drawn. Texas lawmakers are also redrawing the maps for their own districts, with Republicans following a similar plan that would keep their party in power in the state House and Senate.
Fauci allegedly misled Trump administration on gain-of-function research in Wuhan: Book
A new book from an investigative Australian reporter dives into how Dr. Anthony Fauci reportedly misled the Trump administration on gain-of-function research in China . FAUCI, RAND PAUL TRADE 'LYING' ACCUSATIONS ABOUT GAIN-OF-FUNCTION RESEARCH IN HEARING ON DELTA VARIANT"Tony, you have to take it up with the boss. WSJ BOARD HITS DEMS, MEDIA ON AVOIDING GAIN-OF-FUNCTION RESEARCH ACCOUNTABILITY: 'INEXCUSABLE'"??If so, this was naive. WAPO'S JOSH ROGIN: ‘FAUCI WAS WRONG’ ABOUT DENYING NIH FUNDED WUHAN ‘GAIN OF FUNCTION’ CORONAVIRUS RESEARCHWhile Fauci did not tell top Trump administration officials about funding gain-of-function research, emails released through a FOIA request showed Fauci was concerned about the NIH funding such projects, the book states. Dr. Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University, has also accused Fauci of lying about gain-of-function research, with the book saying that Fauci is essentially the "father of gain-of-function research," according to Ebright.
Sen. Johnson says Garland’s school order violates parents’ right to free speech
It is such a violation of people’s constitutional rights to petition their government, to free speech,” Johnson (R-Wisc.) Johnson said using the term “domestic terrorists” to describe a parent protesting coronavirus policies or critical race theory is intimidation in itself. “[Garland] is saying [the parents] are intimidating school board members. Sen. Ron Johnson said AG Merrick Garland using the term “domestic terrorists” to describe a parent protesting coronavirus policies or critical race theory is intimidation in itself. … They’re running for school board.
Tim Scott’s massive 2022 war chest fuels more 2024 buzz
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina keeps hauling in massive amounts of campaign cash as he runs for reelection in the 2022 midterms, and that’s sparking more speculation about a potential 2024 Republican presidential nomination bid. Pundits see him as a possible 2024 GOP presidential nomination contender. "The numbers say that Tim Scott has developed a national constituency and has created enthusiastic supporters from coast to coast. Any remaining funds from his 2022 Senate campaign could be transferred to a potential presidential bid, should he decide to run for higher office. Scott has repeatedly downed played talk of making a White House run in 2024.
Immigration activists walk out on Biden administration during meeting in protest: 'Turning point'
Dozens of immigration activists walked out on top Biden officials during a virtual meeting, protesting the administration's plans to reinstate the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy. They read a statement saying the Biden administration is "playing politics with human lives" and said they could no longer "come into these conversations in good conscience." DHS SAYS IT ANTICIPATES RESTARTING TRUMP-ERA 'REMAIN IN MEXICO' POLICY IN NOVEMBER, IS REBUILDING TENT COURTS"We have sadly reached a turning point," they said. BORDER CRISIS: VIDEO SHOWS SMUGGLER ABANDON 7-YEAR-OLD MIGRANT GIRL"The Biden Administration has been very clear that MPP is not an immigration policy we agree with or support. Tensions between the Biden administration and immigration activists have been increasing in recent months.
Seattle business owner fears vaccine mandate will lengthen 911 response time: 'I can't get help'
Seattle business owners are fearing the looming vaccine mandate deadline for police officers and firefighters will further lengthen response time to 911 calls, as the city that saw months of violent demonstrations last year already grapples with police staffing shortages and surging crime. Seattle police responded to both robberies, but Youssef said response times were lengthy and staffing shortages expected to worsen with Monday’s vaccine mandate deadline for the city and state could worsen business. "The tourists are not going to come, the people are not going to go out of their home to buy things. SEATTLE POLICE STAFFING WOES PROMPT EMERGENCY DISPATCH PLAN AS VACCINE MANDATE FOR OFFICERS LOOMSThe extent of the vaccine mandate on police staffing shortages won’t be known until after Monday’s deadline. The union representing some 1,000 Seattle police personnel suggests that the COVID-19 vaccine mandate could worsen staffing shortages, which in turn could risk public safety.
US officials knew of Haitian migrant surge to the border in July: report
President Biden's Department of Homeland Security was made aware in July of the thousands of Haitian migrants headed to the southern border but refused to act, according to a report. The network cited information gathered from three unidentified U.S. officials who claimed an investigation has been opened to find out why so many Haitian migrants arrived so quickly at once. The report, which also claims DHS "acknowledged the failures internally," falls in line with a string of reports and criticism that DHS knew about a coming migrant surge but did not act sufficiently. FORMER ICE OFFICIAL BLASTS MAYORKAS: 'HE'S WATCHING BORDER BE OVERRUN AND HE'S PROUD OF IT'Last month, Brandon Judd, head of the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union representing Border Patrol agents, told Fox News that border patrol officials had been warned to prepare for a large influx of migrants coming through Del Rio. "The Department’s humanitarian and operational response was swift, immediately deploying personnel, basic services, food and drinking water, clothing, transportation, and medical resources."
Rebecca Grant: Biden's Taiwan options – 5 crucial steps to deter China
Taiwan must stand as an independent country or we might as well hand China the rest of the Pacific now. TAIWAN WILL NOT START WAR WITH CHINA, TOP MILITARY OFFICIAL SAYSMarines on Taiwan are a good start, but the escalating military activity by China suggests a risks war in the Pacific. Rotating US military forces through Taiwan for exercises are the best way to deter China. SEN. COTTON ON CHILLING WARNING BY CHINA: XI WAGING COLD WAR AND 'BIDEN IS LOSING'3. Biden should call China out to the world, especially since China refuses to participate in nuclear arms control.
Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios
“Our members stood firm.”The workers still must vote to approve it, but the strike has been called off with the tentative deal. Matt Loeb said members of the film and television crew “stood firm,” as the IATSE stepped in to agree on a three-year contract before the Monday strike deadline. APThe effects of the strike would have been immediate, with crews not only on long-term productions but daily series including network talk shows walking off their jobs. Union members said previous contracts allowed their employers to force them to work excessive hours and deny them reasonable rest via meal breaks and sufficient time off between shifts. A Monday strike deadline was set on Wednesday when talks stagnated, but the union said subsequent negotiations were productive.
Haiti gang kidnaps US missionary group, including children
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries. In April, one gang kidnapped five priests and two nuns, a move that prompted a protest similar to the one organized for this Monday to decry the lack of security in the impoverished country. "An overstretched and under-resourced police force alone cannot address the security ills of Haiti." On Friday, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to extend the U.N. political mission in Haiti.
‘SNL’ Weekend Update takes on budget bill, vaccine mandates, COVID origins -- and other political footballs
"The Biden administration’s climate plan is likely to be dropped from the budget bill after Sen. Joe Manchin refused to support it," co-host Colin Jost said from behind the Weekend Update news desk. "But you know what, I’m not going to let some bad climate news ruin this beautiful 80-degree October day." Weekend Update managed to squeeze in one Biden joke this Saturday, with co-host Michael Che saying a new report found Biden is, on average, 22 minutes late to events. "I mean if you could see half the emails Che sends me," he said in a setup, then promising to show one of the emails. "But the Giants are still going to stick with their current quarterback: a scarecrow on a Roomba," Che said.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 17, 2021
‘Othello’ outrageHave we all become so thin-skinned that we cannot hear or see a world that is less than ideal (“Prof loses class over ‘Othello’ blackface,” Oct. 10)? Stanley RubinFresh MeadowsSave outdoor eatsThe Post Editorial Board is spot on in its pitch to keep outdoor dining — with heaters — during the winter months ahead (“Blas’ Rx To Kill Outdoor Dining,” Editorial, Oct. 13). Over the past 18 months, restaurants have relied on outdoor dining to stay afloat. While there are aspects of the outdoor dining program that can certainly be improved, these propane heaters are not the problem. There’s no reason to prohibit these outdoor heaters.
From Washington: How Low Will Democrats Go On The Spending Bill?
This week we heard House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signal that President Biden’s $3.5-trillion Build Back Better spending bill will have to be trimmed down in order for it to get enough votes to pass both houses. So which programs get prioritized and which get cut from the bill? Jared and FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram discuss the latest on the spending bill negotiations. Who will control Congress after the 2022 Midterms? Many Americans aren’t thinking of the next year’s elections yet, but one element that could potentially impact the upcoming midterms is redistricting.
Lindsey Graham: Border crisis a 'bunch of bulls---'; Biden admin is 'criminally negligent'
Before turning themselves in to Border Patrol agents, they book flights to visit a loved one already in the United States. The process has the effect of turning Border Patrol agents into "hotel clerks for … well-off Brazilians who are scamming and playing the game." According to the senator, 2020 saw 8,000 illegal immigrants apprehended in the Yuma, Arizona, sector of the southern border. "You got Venezuelans doing the same thing [as Brazilians]," Graham continued. … I can understand wanting to come to America, but at the end of the day, our Border Patrol agents are being denied the ability to police the border because they're processing agents."
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If you feel the need to express yourself forcefully over the next few days then go for it. Some of your words may be hurtful to those of a sensitive disposition but only because it comes close to the truth – and the truth must never be denied.
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The more others try to convince you they can be trusted with your cash the more determined you must be not to give it to them. You may be easygoing by nature but you are not as gullible as some people would like to believe.
Judge Jeanine reveals who she believes is running the White House
Judge Jeanine Pirro questioned who was really in charge of the White House Saturday on "Justice with Judge Jeanine." JUDGE JEANINE: In case you didn’t know it, Joe Biden is the president of the United States in name only. Someone else is running the White House. …No President in United States history has ever spoken like this. By the way, have you noticed Joe Biden is carrying out the same policies Barack Obama had?
Biden, nearly 79, plans to undergo physical exam ‘soon,’ Psaki says
President Biden will undergo a physical examination soon but no specific date has been set, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a news briefing Thursday. BILL CLINTON TO REMAIN IN HOSPITAL ANOTHER NIGHT, RECEIVE ANTIBIOTICS, SPOKESMAN SAYS"I don’t have an update for you but will soon," Psaki replied. Psaki's interaction with Karem came two days after the press secretary had addressed the question of a Biden physical exam at a previous briefing"It is standard for every president to get a physical," Psaki said Tuesday. O’Donnell also questioned Psaki about Biden’s health in September, after the president was seen coughing during a number of public appearances. Back in May, during previous questions about Biden’s health, Psaki insisted that Biden was physically fit and healthy.
Filmmaker Tim Mahoney: The Book of Revelation and its Message to 7 Churches, and to Us
It’s one of the most mysterious books in the Bible… Revelation, the last and final book of the Holy Scriptures. But in its opening salvo, are Christ’s words to Seven Churches, seven Christian communities residing in towns in what today is Turkey. Filmmaker Tim Mahoney and his Patterns of Evidence company, takes a look at the messages to the seven churches to see what secrets they hold. On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Mahoney talks about his recently released documentary., The Seven Churches of Revelation: Times of Fire. What was true them is true today.
Alex Murdaugh booked into South Carolina lockup after Florida arrest: report
Alex Murdaugh was booked into a South Carolina detention facility on Saturday following his Thursday arrest in Florida. The disgraced South Carolina attorney was taken into custody following his release from a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando. He arrived Saturday at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland, South Carolina, near Columbia, after waiving an extradition hearing in Florida, according to reports. Murdaugh’s attorney, Dick Harpootlian, had said Friday that Murdaugh intended to return to South Carolina voluntarily, after acknowledging that he will likely face prison time. Murdaugh appeared in a South Carolina courtroom in September regarding the alleged shooting plot against himself, prior to his admission into the Florida rehab facility.
Watters: From fake White House sets to paid child actors, 'Biden doesn't care'
Watters pointed to backlogged supply chains, which consumed national news last week and resulted in a backlog of American imports and sharp criticism of President Biden. "We can't fly either," Watters continued. Watters argued that Biden doesn't care and that his administration "checked out." Fake White House sets, paid actors, spin lies. "The buck doesn't stop at Biden, that's for sure," said Watters.
White House not stolen, but bought with Zuckerberg’s money: Goodwin
Trump offers his own answer, of course, declaring incessantly that the election was stolen. Lacking any other explanation, two-thirds of Republicans still believe “the election was rigged and stolen from Trump,” while only 18 percent believe “Joe Biden won fair and square,” according to a recent Yahoo News/YouGov survey. In “Rigged,” author Mollie Hemingway lays out what amounts to a fascinating alternative to the “stolen” charge. One measure is that the 159 million votes cast represent nearly 67 percent of the eligible population, making the turnout percentage the highest in 120 years, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. He won more than 74 million votes last year, an increase of 10 million over his 2016 tally, and he sounds very much like a 2024 candidate.
Dan Bongino: Biden is the Grinch who stole Christmas
Dan Bongino revealed how the Biden administration's policies are ruining Christmas Saturday on ‘Unfiltered.’DAN BONGINO: If you’ve been a regular viewer of this show, you know I’ve been warning you about how everything the Biden administration touches, it burns to the ground. But leave it to the Biden administration grinches to ruin it for everyone. …These guys are really talented, this Biden administration, at screwing things up. So, as a note of gratitude to them, I’d like to offer them a gift for Christmas. Because I can’t even afford real coal, so I had to go with charcoal…I can’t even afford actual coal, because they’ve ruined the coal industry too.
Man who repeatedly broke into his old house shot dead by new homeowners
A man who broke into his former California home twice in two days was shot and killed by the new owner. Lennin Elizalde, 28, first forced his way into the Valley Springs house on Oct. 9, according to KCRA. A short time later police caught up with Elizalde and charged him with illegal entry, possession of meth and vandalism charges, according to the report. The suspect reportedly reiterated his threat about returning to the home to arresting officers. Lennin Elizalde was shot and killed after repeatedly breaking into his old home.
Alex Murdaugh coordinated to sue himself with family of dead maid
Alex Murdaugh plotted to sue himself with the family of his longtime housekeeper who died under mysterious circumstances – then stiffed them when he got a huge insurance payout, an arrest warrant shows. Murdaugh was arrested Thursday on two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses relating to the 2018 death of maid Gloria Satterfield. Satterfield’s family never saw a dime of that settlement either, prosecutors said. Alex Murdaugh is facing two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses in connection with the death of Gloria Satterfield. Earlier this week, Murdaugh’s attorney acknowledged that he has been a person of interest in their deaths since the investigation began.
Bill Clinton expected to be released from hospital Sunday
Former President Bill Clinton is expected to be released from a California hospital Sunday after five days of treatment for a urological infection, a spokesman said on Saturday evening. Clinton, 75, will spend one more night at UC Irvine Medical Center on Saturday night where he is making “excellent progress” and will continue to receive intravenous antibiotics before his expected discharge Sunday, Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña said. A hospital aide told The Associated Press that Clinton was in an intensive care section of the hospital but wasn’t receiving ICU care. Hillary Clinton visiting her husband at the hospital on October 16, 2021. REUTERS/David SwansonPresident Joe Biden has said that he believes Clinton is doing well, and said he believed he would be released on Saturday or Sunday.
Florida Rep. Wilson tells Biden to 'pay' migrants not to come to US
Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson on Thursday called on President Biden to "pay" those fleeing Latin America for the U.S. southern border to "incentivize" them to remain in their country of origin. "Fly to those countries," she said while addressing the Biden administration. The Biden administration has come under fire from both Democrats and Republicans for its response to the migrant crisis at the southern border. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION STOPS BORDER PATROL USING HORSES IN DEL RIO AMID DEM OUTRAGE"I am pissed," Wilson said. The Biden administration has continued the use of Title 42, first implemented under the Trump administration, which allows officials to forego usual immigration proceedings to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
Philadelphia racial equity bill bans police from making stops for minor violations
The Philadelphia City Council passed a bill aimed at closing racial inequalities that will ban police from making traffic stops for minor violations. People of color are 3.4 times as likely to be pulled over than White drivers, according to an analysis by WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. So far this year, Black drivers have accounted for 76.7% of traffic stops in the city, a figure roughly double their share of the city's population. Black drivers are 5.2 times more likely to get pulled over than White drivers, while Native American drivers were 5.7 times as likely to be pulled over. Meanwhile, Latino drivers were 1.6 times more likely to be pulled over than white drivers.
Clayton, Gensler behind looming over-regulated crypto disaster
What is unmistakable: his intention to shape regulatory policy for crypto that has increasingly become a disaster. The most established crypto, Bitcoin, and its blockchain platform were seeing intense competition from the Ethereum blockchain. For many in the crypto business, this remains regulatory hair-splitting at its finest. The Gensler SEC is on the verge of approving a Bitcoin ETF, further cementing its status as the go-to crypto. Coinbase is asking Congress to create a separate regulator to oversee the crypto business with a clear set of rules.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 16, 2021
That said, I hope they’re all happy now with where our country is because of it. B. TonuziWanaque, NJThe Post’s front page reminds us that the Democrats who currently run this country also control the media and Big Tech. Katie Couric was about 60 years old when she interviewed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2016 (“Couric buried ‘truth’ on Ruth,” Oct. 14). Justice Ginsburg had a brilliant legal mind. “America’s Sweetheart” is just that: not a journalist but a Hollywood personality selling her supposed good looks and fake persona.
McConnell slams Garland for school board memo, says parent protests are 'democracy, not intimidation'
Garland's memo told the FBI to take the lead on a task force to address threats against school officials, including creating a centralized way to report such threats. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said earlier this week that it appeared Garland's memo was simply an effort to go after opponents of critical race theory. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., meanwhile called Garland's memo "politically motivated abuse of power." McConnell further raised concerns about the work of critical race theory backers to go after the very parents Republicans believe Garland's memo targets. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDOJ officials have defended Garland's memo in multiple Senate hearings this week.
DeSantis says AG Garland 'weaponizing the DOJ' against parents
Ron DeSantis on Tuesday vowed to fight an order by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland directing the FBI to address threats of violence against school officials and teachers across the country. "Attorney General Garland is weaponizing the DOJ by using the FBI to pursue concerned parents and silence them through intimidation," the Republican governor tweeted. "Florida will defend the free speech rights of its citizens and will not allow federal agents to squelch dissent." "Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values," Garland said in a statement Monday. Videos of angry parents protesting against school board members over coronavirus-related policies have become a regular occurrence over the course of the pandemic.
Gov. Hochul’s drug-war surrender will be the death of NY neighborhoods
Oct. 7, 2021, will go down in history as the day that New York surrendered in the war on drugs. It decriminalizes the possession or sale of hypodermic needles and syringes by addicts to inject drugs. Touted as a move to reduce overdose deaths, it will instead be the death of downtowns and residential neighborhoods across the Empire State. One result: NYPD cops are now under orders to let addicts freely shoot drugs and share needles. Drug addicts need to hit bottom if they’re ever going to seek treatment.
US Commission on Civil Rights members blast AG Garland for memo on parents protesting school boards
Four out of the eight members of the U.S Commission on Civil Rights have penned a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, chastising him for his recent memo regarding parents who protest school boards. The members who signed onto the letter include Commissioners Peter Kirsanow, J. Christian Adams, Gail Heriot, and Stephen Gilchrist. "We have combed the internet for signs that parents petitioning school boards are anything approaching a national problem," the members continued in the letter. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGarland's memo came shortly after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a letter to President Biden claiming some rhetorical clashes between school boards and parents may amount to "domestic terrorism." The NSBA letter invoked the Patriot Act, which Congress passed to deal with terrorism in the wake of the 9-11 attacks.
Bill Clinton to remain in hospital another night, receive antibiotics, spokesman says
Former President Bill Clinton will remain in the hospital for another night to receive antibiotics and is expected to be discharged Sunday, according to his spokesperson. "President Clinton has continued to make excellent progress over the last 24 hours," Angel Ureña, Clinton's spokesman, wrote in a tweet. "He will remain overnight at UC Irvine Medical Center to continue to receive antibiotics before an expected discharge tomorrow." HILLARY CLINTON ARRIVES AT UC IRVINE MEDICAL CENTER AS BILL CLINTON RECOVERS FROM INFECTIONUreña also noted that Clinton "is in great spirits and has been spending time with family, catching up with friends and watching college football." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"He is deeply grateful for the excellent care he continues to receive and thankful to the many well-wishers who have sent kind words to him and his family," Ureña added.
Anti-carbon Dems won’t be happy until Americans suffer like Europeans
That would cut off delivery of more than a half-million barrels of oil and natural gas liquids every day. In the UK, gas facilities have been shut down. (Yet at the same time, they’re calling on OPEC countries to pump more oil, to ease shortages and high prices.) But the carbon warriors won’t be happy until America is suffering like Europe, where heating costs this year have run six times higher than in 2020, thanks to natural-gas shortages. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via APThroughout Europe, meanwhile, investors won’t build expensive new gas facilities since fossil fuel is taboo.
Rikers Island inmate dies on same day he is granted emergency release
A Bronx man who had been held at Rikers Island since July died Friday shortly after a judge granted him emergency release, his attorney said. The death of Victor Mercado was the 13th in the beleaguered city jail system this year. Kilduff said Mercado suffered from underlying health conditions and had been using a wheelchair in recent weeks. The Department of Correction confirmed that Mercado died at Elmhurst at 12:39 p.m. Friday. His death appeared to be “medical in nature,” and the city Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death, a Corrections rep said.
Bill Clinton expected to leave hospital soon — Hillary, Chelsea visit
Hillary Clinton returned Saturday to the California hospital where former President Bill Clinton is recovering — and expected to be released soon — after battling a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream. Clinton, 75, was hit with the urinary-tract infection that spread to his bloodstream, according to his doctors, who said he’s been hospitalized since Tuesday. Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña said Friday that Clinton would remain hospitalized overnight to receive further intravenous antibiotics. Hillary Clinton visits former Bill Clinton at the hospital on Oct. 16, 2021. The former President has been dealing with a urological infection.
Fox News Rundown Extra: Bret Baier On His New Book, “To Rescue The Republic”
President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda remains in jeopardy as his own party continues to squabble over its cost and details. The stalemate comes at a time when the White House is in need of a big political win and the Democrats chances of holding on to power after the 2022 midterms are shrinking. Earlier this week, Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report on the Fox News Channel, Bret Baier joined host Jessica Rosenthal to discuss the Democrats’ infighting, President Biden’s low poll numbers and how all of this is only benefiting the RepublicansBret also talked about his new book, “To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876,” and the challenges we faced in the years after the Civil War. The interview was too long and a lot Bret Baier’s analysis of both problems of today and America’s history did not make it in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra you will hear our entire conversation.
Norway to investigate tactics of unarmed police officers after five die in bow-and-arrow attack
According to a police timeline, the first information on the attack was logged at 6:13 p.m. and Andersen Braathen was caught at 6:47 p.m. POLICE ORGANIZATION SLAMS DEMOCRATIC US SENATOR FOR CALL TO DISARM OFFICERS OF ‘WEAPONS OF WAR’Those calls became a reality for police safety officers at Portland State University, who earlier this year announced that their officers would start doing their patrols unarmed. The VG newspaper also reported the agency thought Andersen Braathen might carry out a "low-scale attack with simple means in Norway." A spokesman for Norway’s Muslim community told NRK that it was irresponsible for the police to publish the suspect’s self-acclaimed conversion to Islam, as they did Thursday. "It hurts, it’s very painful," Waqar Dar told NRK.
‘City of the Walking Dead:’ Junkies shoot up in broad daylight in Midtown
The Garment District is Gotham’s newest shooting gallery, a disturbing heroin hotspot of addicts shooting up in broad daylight. Dozens of other junkies sat or lay nearly comatose, many of the men shirtless, on the same block. As a result, "New York City has become the city of The Walking Dead," said Michael Alcazar, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and former NYPD detective. "With lack of treatment and open use of drugs … the city has lost its focus." Click here to read more on the New York Post.
Curtis Sliwa rips Eric Adams over vaccine mandate for school kids
In a rare siding with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa on Saturday ripped his Democratic opponent Eric Adams for declaring he’d require COVID-19 vaccinations for school kids — provided the FDA approves it. “I believe, as he has said, that we are not going to kick kids out of school because they are not vaccinated.”“We are going to keep them in school,” he said. Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams said he’d support a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for school kids if the federal FDA approves it. Robert MillerThe FDA is expected to green light the vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 as early as this month. De Blasio has backed a vaccine mandate for Department of Education staff and teachers but not students.
Juliette Lewis on Hollywood’s grueling expectations, supporting IATSE strike
Juliette Lewis has spoken up on behalf of her Hollywood peers, detailing the often grueling expectations put upon actors while defending crew members who are currently threatening to go on strike. And you’d be labeled ‘problematic,’ so much so I’ve worked through a flu I’ve worked through migraines I’ve worked through walking pneumonia on ‘Natural Born Killers’ for two weeks where I thought I might die…” she shared. “Apparently that was always better than speaking up and having them simply shift their schedule around to accommodate a person’s health. Because it just didn’t happen.”While Lewis has become, “thankful for this work ethic,” the “Whip It” actress acknowledges that crew members are often held to an even higher standard while on set. Lewis encourages her fellow actors to speak up on behalf of their crew members.
Ranchers launch effort to build own meat plants to fight against low beef prices
US GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATING RISING BEEF PRICES DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICCrews will start work this fall building the Sustainable Beef plant on nearly 400 acres near North Platte, Nebraska, and other groups are making similar surprising moves in Iowa, Idaho and Wisconsin. The question is whether smaller plants can pay ranchers more and still make a profit themselves. Consolidation of meatpacking started in the mid-1970s, with buyouts of smaller companies, mergers and a shift to much larger plants. 'THE 'FIVE' ON RISING FOOD, GAS PRICESThe Biden administration has largely blamed declining competition for a 14% increase in beef prices from December 2020 to August. The companies would market their beef both domestically and internationally as being of higher quality than meat processed at larger plants.
Hillary Clinton arrives at UC Irvine Medical Center as Bill Clinton recovers from infection
Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton arrived at the UC Irvine Medical Center on Saturday morning as former President Bill Clinton recovers from a urological sepsis infection. The mother-daughter duo was seen entering the medical center with an entourage of people. BILL CLINTON HOSPITALIZED WITH UROLOGICAL INFECTION: MEDICAL EXPERTS WEIGH IN"President Clinton is continuing to receive treatment for an infection at UC Irvine Medical Center," Clinton spokesman Angel Urena tweeted Friday evening. FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON RECOVERING IN CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL AFTER NON-COVID INFECTION WORSENSPresident Joe Biden told reporters Friday that he had spoken with Clinton. The former president had been in Southern California for events related to the Clinton Foundation, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Biden admin gives another $20 million to Mexico, Central America for migrants and refugees
The Biden administration announced Friday that it is giving another $20 million to Mexico and Central America in aid for the hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees in the region -- including money for healthcare, shelter, and legal aid. The State Department announced that through its Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, it is providing the money "to help meet urgent humanitarian needs for the nearly 700,00 asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants in Central America and Mexico." Amid a continuing and surging crisis at the southern border that has seen more than 200,000 migrant encounters a month in July and August, the Biden administration has focused on tackling "root causes" like poverty, violence and corruption in Central America. "This is part of the Administration’s comprehensive approach to supporting safe, orderly, and humane migration while also addressing the root causes of irregular migration in the region." The Trump-era policy keeps migrants in Mexico as they await the result of their court proceedings, rather than them being released into the U.S. interior.
Ex-NASA exec found guilty of murder
A former NASA executive was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting of his next-door neighbor by a Virginia jury, according to reports. A former NASA executive was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting of his next-door neighbor by a Virginia jury, according to reports. US ArmyHetle said he acted in self-defense — and added Prather had threatened him numerous times, once with a knife. Hetle said he acted in self-defense — and added Prather had threatened him numerous times, once with a knife. Video obtained by Fox 5 DC shows the deadly confrontation: Prather approaches Hetle’s door.
Kyrie: Listen to a doc, the vaccines are safe and highly effective
Kyrie Irving is a great basketball player, but he won’t be in the Brooklyn Nets lineup this season. Most adults who refuse vaccination, whether the flu shot or the COVID-19 vaccine, cite concerns about vaccine safety or the effectiveness of and need for vaccination. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have received the vaccines, making the safety information far more robust than is available for most new drugs. For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the most serious side effect is a rare form of blood clot associated with low platelets, usually in adult women younger than age 50. It risks undermining confidence in vaccines that are remarkably safe and needed to end the pandemic.
British politician mourned as slaying prompts review of safety for lawmakers
Leaders from across the political spectrum joined David Amess’ constituents Saturday in praising the slain British politician as “a man of the people” who cared deeply for his community. A 25-year-old British national of Somali origin was arrested at the crime scene Friday, The Sun reported. Members of the local Muslim community lay flowers in tribute to British MP David Amess, who was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents. Peter Nicholls/REUTERS“He was one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. He was at the football pitches, he was in the choirs, he was in the pubs, he was everywhere and he was Southend.”Conservative MP Sir David Amess was stabbed in Essex, United Kingdom.
Media stops covering FL COVID data because DeSantis' downtrend threatens lockdown politics: Sexton, Travis
As the mainstream media and Democrats seem to have abruptly halted or at least slackened their barrage of criticism toward Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, questions arise as to the reasons behind the sudden silence, co-host Buck Sexton discussed Thursday on "The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show." On "The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show," host Buck Sexton noted that essentially in the time since then, little has been said by the pundits about DeSantis or Florida. "Why is it that you are not hearing about the Florida COVID caseload so much anymore?" "We were here talking to you about it in July because the media was convinced Ron DeSantis… ‘doesn't care about old people or children dying of COVID’ – [saying] horrible things."
DeSantis hammers Biden admin for limiting Florida's use of monoclonal antibodies: 'Very, very problematic'
Ron DeSantis hammered the Biden administration for overhauling the distribution of monoclonal antibodies in a way that will severely hamper the treatment's availability in several Republican-controlled states. DeSantis warned that HHS' new equitable distribution plan for monoclonal antibodies (MAB) is "very, very problematic" and warned patients "are going to suffer as a result of this." Florida is one of seven states, alongside Texas and Alabama, making up the majority of demand for the treatment. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday the seven states made up roughly 70% of the requests. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Alabama Medical Association voiced alarm about the HHS changes after Monday's announcement.
'Let's Go Brandon!' goes from social media meme to the top of the iTunes charts
An anti-President Biden rap song inspired by the viral "Let's go Brandon!" BECAME A NATIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATIONThe song was inspired by the "Let's go Brandon!" During the interview, the crowd could be heard chanting "F--- Joe Biden" in the background, which Stavast seemingly misheard as "Let's go Brandon!" "Brandon, you also told me — as you can hear the chants from the crowd, ‘Let’s go, Brandon’ — Brandon, you told me you were gonna kinda hang back those first two stages and just watch and learn," Stavast told Brown during the interview. The interview quickly went viral on social media, with some users speculating that the reporter intentionally attempted to misrepresent what the crowd was chanting.
Biden pushes police reform, budget at ceremony honoring slain cops
President Biden spoke at the US Capitol Saturday at an annual ceremony honoring law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty — hours after a Texas sheriff’s deputy was slain in an apparent ambush in Houston. The ceremony, organized by the National Fraternal Order of Police and normally held in May, was canceled in 2020 as the pandemic exploded. Biden and his wife Jill listened solemnly as “American Idol” winner Kellie Pickler sang “God Bless America” to begin the ceremony. The president and first lady honored the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020. But left-wing Democrats have pushed for police defunding in reaction to that law — and efforts to pass Biden’s compromise reform measure sputtered in the Senate last month.
Joe Manchin demands climate provisions stripped from budget bill
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin offered a lump of coal to his fellow Democrats after he demanded $150 billion in clean-energy initiatives be removed from a budget bill currently making its way through the Senate. Senate sources confirmed to The Post that Manchin was “dug in” on climate issues. Manchin has already expressed cost reservations about the $3.5 trillion budget package currently pending in the Senate. The $150 billion earmarked for climate initiatives would be used to convert coal and gas-fired plants to ones that operate with cleaner tech like wind, solar and nuclear. Sen. Joe Manchin offered a lump of coal to his fellow Democrats after he demanded $150 billion in clean-energy initiatives be removed from a budget bill going through the Senate.
Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing, police say
A woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in suburban Philadelphia in the presence of other riders who a police official said "should have done something." An employee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was in the vicinity as the train went past called police to report that "something wasn’t right" with a woman aboard the train, Bernhardt said. The entire episode was captured on surveillance video that showed other people on the train at the time, Bernhardt said. Bernhardt said both SEPTA and Upper Darby Police are familiar with Ngoy. "There were other people on the train who witnessed this horrific act, and it may have been stopped sooner if a rider called 911," the authority said.
Waffle House waitress allegedly pulls gun on man ‘over cheese eggs’
No cheese for you at this Waffle House! A customer at a Waffle House in downtown Atlanta claims a waitress pulled a gun on him after he asked for cheesy eggs Wednesday morning. “It all happened over cheese eggs,” Franklin told the local Fox station. Fox 5 AtlantaA representative from Waffle House told the TV station they have received a customer complaint and have launched an investigation. “No more Waffle House for me.
Hochul allies see victory in crowded gubernatorial primary
Hochul is hoping to be the last woman standing in the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary, with her allies banking on a crowded and ugly race to divide her downstate enemies and deliver victory. In 2018 they delivered Brooklyn to Williams by more than 70,000 votes during his spirited challenge to Hochul in the lieutenant governor’s primary that year. Hochul won the vast majority of counties outside the five boroughs — but still only managed to eke out a victory. Hochul is hoping to be the last woman standing in the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary. Hochul was favored by 44 percent of Democratic voters, while James took a distant 28.
Mayor de Blasio falls deeper into debt with new home loans
Debt-ridden Mayor de Blasio has dug himself a deeper, $2.5 million hole by taking out another mortgage on his Park Slope home. They had previously borrowed $625,000 against the $1.56 million house, although it’s unclear how much of that they still owe. Debt-ridden Mayor de Blasio has dug himself a deeper, $2.5 million hole by taking out another mortgage on his Park Slope home. “Mayor de Blasio has not reimbursed the City for these expenses, either personally or through his campaign,” the report said. De Blasio on Thursday blamed his failure to pay the Kramer Levin bill on the pandemic.
Conservatives resign from Biden’s Supreme Court packing commission
Two conservative members have resigned from a commission tasked with studying the issue of adding new members to the United States Supreme Court. Conservatives have long derided any move to expand the nine-judge court as a partisan court-packing scheme. The commission threw cold water on liberal hopes Thursday after the release of preliminary findings which did not take a favorable view of expansion. Caleb Nelson (left) and Jack Goldsmith have resigned from President Biden’s commission. “Recent polls suggest that a majority of the public does not support Court expansion.”
Michigan officials charge 3 women with attempted voter fraud in 2020 election
Michigan officials charged three individuals with attempted voter fraud in relation to the 2020 general election, but have urged the public to stop spreading claims of "widespread" fraud. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Monday charged Trenae Myesha Rainy, Carless Clark and Nancy Juanita Williams in connection with fraud. A state investigation resulted in accusations that the women purposefully filled out ballot applications and ballots incorrectly during the November 2020 general election. Less than 1% of the 5.5 million votes in Michigan have thus far been tied to election fraud. State officials hope that the charges will show that the state’s systems work and will work towards proving that "widespread fraud" did not occur.
Immigration hawks say Biden’s CBP pick has ‘downright dangerous’ record opposing enforcement moves
President Biden’s pick to lead Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will face scrutiny from senators at his confirmation hearing next week, and immigration hawks are raising concerns about what they call his "downright dangerous" record opposing police cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. While CBP is not directly involved in interior enforcement, hawks are concerned that his nomination is another move to what they describe as "open border" policies. "Sanctuary City" policies forbid most cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. "Justice Department grants and other federal support funded through our taxes should not be tied to immigration policies." "Not only is he highly-regarded by open borders activists and illegal aliens, he has a lengthy track record opposing immigration enforcement."
Albany pols, NYPD order cops to do nothing as drug addicts shoot up
The New York Police Department (NYPD) waved the white flag last week — upon orders to surrender from Albany — directing officers to let drug addicts freely shoot up on city streets, and even let them share needles. Senate Bill 2523, cited in the order to street cops, decriminalizes the possession or sale of hypodermic needles and syringes, commonly used by addicts to inject drugs such as heroin. "Once again, quality of life in New York City continues to deteriorate because of laws that do not consider the residents and businesses of the city. The new legislation comes at a time when New York City streets, parks and public spaces are overrun by junkies. Having drug addicts, a frightful condition, freely injecting drugs and passing out in public is not tenable."
Biden speaks at event at US Capitol honoring law enforcement killed in line of duty
President Biden is delivering a speech at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the west front of the U.S. Capitol Saturday. This service is to honor the 491 law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty during 2019 and 2020. Biden is joined by First Lady Jill Biden and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. This is a developing story check back for updates.
Kyle Rittenhouse victim sues, claims Kenosha police conspired with vigilantes
The lone surviving victim of a deadly August 2020 shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is suing the city and its leaders, claiming police conspired with vigilantes. Now, Grosskreutz is suing the city of Kenosha, Kenosha County, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, retired Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis and interim Chief of Police for the Kenosha Police Department Eric Larsen, as well as other Kenosha officers, according to the complaint filed in a Wisconsin federal court. The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office and Kenoshoa Police Department did not immediately respond to inquiries from Fox News. Grosskreutz was one of three victims Rittenhouse shot on Aug. 25. Rittenhouse was 17 when he traveled from his home in Antioch, Illinois, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) to Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020, in response to a call on social media to protect businesses there.
Canadian pastor defiant as judge orders him to parrot 'medical experts' from pulpit: 'I will not obey'
EXCLUSIVE: The Polish- Canadian pastor who has been jailed for holding church services in Calgary, Alberta, said he will refuse to obey a court order mandating him to publicly echo the established opinions of medical experts regarding COVID-19. While I may disagree with them, I am obliged to inform you that the majority of medical experts favour social distancing, mask wearing, and avoiding large crowds to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Most medical experts also support participation in a vaccination program unless for a valid religious or medical reason you cannot be vaccinated. I said I will not obey this court order. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench did not respond to Fox News' request for comment in time for publication.
Karin Ruhkala: 'We the Parents' will not remain silent while the education establishment lies to our children
I’ve watched the anger and frustration of parents during school board meetings and I’ve quietly agreed with them. "We the People" have the right and moral obligation to fight back against dangerous lies being taught to our children. Take Virginia gubernatorial candidate Democrat Terry McAuliffe who insisted parents have no role in directing the education of their children. We have partnered with teachers to teach our children reading, writing, and arithmetic – and we have the right to see that this is being done. These are our children, our treasure, and we will not remain silent when others attempt to fill their minds with divisive and harmful lies.
Jim Breslo: Gavin Newsom's woke plans now include toys, lawn mowers and even restrooms
In the 2021 legislative session which just ended, some of the bills were so crazy that even progressive darling Gov. Free menstrual productsCalifornia public schools and colleges now must provide free menstrual products in their restrooms. CALIFORNIA REQUIRES MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLSMandatory High School Ethnic Studies courseCalifornia becomes the first state in the country to mandate such a course. Newsom vetoed it, but primarily he said because the state is already trying to launch a similar pilot project! When the only check on power in California is named Gavin Newson, this should come as no surprise.
Albany police, NYPD order cops to do nothing as drug addicts shoot up
The New York Police Department waved the white flag last week — upon orders to surrender from Albany — directing officers to let drug addicts freely shoot up on city streets, and even let them share needles. Senate Bill 2523, cited in the order to street cops, decriminalizes the possession or sale of hypodermic needles and syringes, commonly used by addicts to inject drugs such as heroin. Senate Bill 2523, cited in the order to street cops, decriminalizes the possession or sale of hypodermic needles and syringes, commonly used by addicts to inject drugs such as heroin. “Once again, quality of life in New York City continues to deteriorate because of laws that do not consider the residents and businesses of the city. “The more permissive we get as a society the harder it is for people struggling to rehabilitate.”The new legislation comes at a time when New York City streets, parks and public spaces are overrun by junkies.
Psaki, DOJ in damage control mode after Biden says subpoena defiers should be prosecuted
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and White House press secretary Jen Psaki are doing damage control after President Biden told reporters Friday evening that anyone who defies a congressional subpoena should be prosecuted. Biden told reporters in a South Lawn gaggle outside of Air Force One, "I hope the committee goes after them and holds accountable." EX-OBAMA ADVISER DAVID AXELROD SUGGESTS BIDEN KEEP MUM ON JAN. 6 PANEL'S SUBPOENA HOLDOUTSOne reporter followed up, "Should they be prosecuted?" DOJ spokesman Anthony Coley responded with a terse statement Friday evening in response to Biden. Former President Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark was subpoenaed by the commission earlier this week for testimony and documents.
Hidden college admission factors that hurt students’ chances of acceptance
Those who apply to highly selective universities will be engaged in a struggle for very few spots. An offer of admission can be transformational, especially for students from low- and middle-income families. In 1966, Yale University announced that its admissions would be “need-blind” — pledging to help students attend regardless of their income. This kicked off a scramble among selective universities to follow suit. Universities themselves need to adapt their admissions practices to level the playing field and recruit more low- and middle-income students.
How Long Island became a hotbed of espionage during the Cold War
The decades-long conflict between the United States and Soviet Union was called the Cold War, but on Long Island the battle ran hot. At the time, Long Island housed seven military bases equipped with nuclear arms, including Nike Hercules missiles aimed at the sky to fend off possible Soviet bombers, write Christopher Verga and Karl Grossman in their book “Cold War Long Island” (History Press), out now. But one remnant of Long Island’s Cold War, stemming from the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, off Orient Point, can still be found today. Christopher Verga and Karl Grossman co-authored the book “Cold War Long Island,” out now. APFrom 1949 until 1954, the facility was led by Dr. Erich Traub, a Nazi scientist recruited to the US after World War II.
Biden’s trillion-dollar spending spree will lead to financial collapse
Social Security is the single most expensive program the federal government runs. By itself, Social Security already accounts for a quarter of every dollar Washington spends. And now Social Security payments are about to go up by 6 percent. When prices go up, so do Social Security payments. Increased social security payments will make seniors happy.
Rerouting Fifth Ave traffic for bike lanes before the holidays is madness
Your Fifth Avenue holiday stocking will likely have a lump of coal in it this year. And also to kill: E-bikes have caused seven pedestrian fatalities in the city since their use was legalized in June 2020. Mayor de Blasio’s plan for more bike lanes on Fifth Ave. could lead to more chaos (and pedestrian deaths). Fifth Avenue landlords and merchants are mounting a last-ditch stand to kill or at least blunt the plan’s worst aspects. A reasonable question for proponents of the Fifth Avenue plan might be: Why not postpone it until after the holiday shopping season at the very least?
Was the world’s first fatal nuclear explosion really sparked by a love triangle?
ATOMIC CITY, Idaho — People in this remote, high-desert town still talk about the alleged mysterious love triangle that, 60 years ago, triggered a murder-suicide — and resulted in the world’s first fatal nuclear explosion. The US Army’s SL-1 nuclear reactor outside of Atomic City, Idaho, blew sky-high on Jan. 3, 1961, when a worker made one wrong move — killing all three men inside. Not far from Atomic City is Arco, famous for being the first city lit by atomic energy for one hour on July 17, 1955. Vickie O’Haro, proprietor of the Atomic City Bar and Store, says she doubts the love-triangle story. Today, Atomic City is a barren landscape while signs echo back to a sinister past.
Houston deputy killed, 2 more injured in ambush attack: 'Shot from behind'
Three Texas deputy constables were shot in an "ambush attack" early Saturday morning that killed at least one of them. The deputies were working a police-related extra job when they responded to a disturbance by a bar and lounge at around 2:15 a.m. The disturbance may have been a robbery, but that was unknown to the deputies at the time, Assistant Chief James Jones told reporters. One of the surviving deputies was struck in the back and required surgery; the other was shot in the foot, which will also require surgery, Jones said. Herman said officials hope to have a suspect in custody soon.
Fighting Back Against Woke Capitalism ft. Vivek Ramaswamy
This week Sean and Rachel invite Vivek Ramaswamy, the author of Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam to The Kitchen Table to discuss how woke capitalism has pervaded every aspect of society from the classroom to the boardroom. Ramaswamy gives an inside look on how the “woke industrial complex” grew rapidly after the 2008 financial crash. Plus, he gives insight into how U.S.-China relations fit into the picture. Follow Sean and Rachel on Twitter: @SeanDuffyWI & @RCamposDuffy
Ex-Obama adviser David Axelrod suggests Biden keep mum on Jan. 6 panel's subpoena holdouts
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod suggested Friday that President Biden refrain from commenting on the Jan. 6 select committee hearings after the president told reporters the Justice Department should prosecute any witnesses who refuse to comply with the panel's subpoenas. "Probably best @POTUS leave this to the AG," Axelrod tweeted, referring to Attorney General Merrick Garland, who heads the Justice Department. Former President Trump has told his associates to invoke executive privilege. "I hope the committee goes after them and holds them accountable," Biden told reporters, referring to those choosing to take Trump's advice. Axelrod also tweeted Thursday that the Trump strategy of defying subpoenas was "clear and familiar.
Jussie Smollett trial date set after judge denies dismissal request
But Judge James Linn disagreed, saying that he would not interrupt the case, which is now being led by a special prosecutor appointed by another judge. Linn said jury selection in Smollett’s trial would begin on Nov. 29. Those charges were controversially dropped by Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx’s office. A judge then assigned a special prosecutor to the case, who charged Smollett with six new counts of disorderly conduct in Feb. 2020. Smollett, 39, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Tucker Carlson: The hypocrisy of the left has left America in a nightmare scenario
As the day began, it seemed pretty obvious that Donna Bissey was not going to go to prison. Donna Bissey did not set fire to any property she didn't attack police officers didn't hurt anybody. Then the sentencing began and very quickly became clear that Donna Bissey would not be going home to her family and her hair salon. But no such sympathy was extended to Donna Bissey of the hair salon in Indiana. Well, here's the difference: Unlike her friend, Donna Bissey appeared before a judge called Tanya Chutkan.
Greg Gutfeld: People in power lose power when we resist the traps they set
(Disclaimer: we must inform you that Greg Gutfeld just had a medical procedure today and is currently coming down from the anesthesia. It's caused by the situation created by people in power, in order to create conflict; to keep us at each other’s throats. Irving was trying to focus on getting a shot in the net, not getting a shot in the arm. The people in power lose power when we resist the traps they set for us. This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s opening monologue on the Oct. 15, 2021, edition of "Gutfeld!"
Donald Trump jokes Hunter Biden has ‘inspired’ him to take up painting
Former President Donald Trump mocked Hunter Biden’s controversial art exhibitions Friday, saying that the first son had inspired him to pick up a palette. And the President remains proud of his son.”Former President Donald Trump poked fun at Hunter Biden’s artwork, mentioning how he can pull in $2 million dollars per canvas if he started painting like him. Lots going on in the world.”The Post reported that at least five pieces of Hunter Biden’s artwork have already been sold for $75,000 each. Press secretary Jen Psaki said it is, and will remain, unknown for who purchases any of Hunter Biden’s paintings. Former deputy director Andrew McCabe was blasted by President Trump, who spoke on McCabe’s settlement with the DOJ over his 2018 firing.
Rand Paul: Biden’s ‘Big Government Socialism’ brings rising prices, other consequences
U.S. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke out Friday night on Fox News’ "The Ingraham Angle" in reaction to what host Laura Ingraham called the Biden administration’s "spend-o-rama" agenda. But I think now we’ve seen eight, nine months of Big Government Socialism coming from Biden, and people are starting to understand that there are consequences. One of the consequences is prices are rising. We’ve had the highest increase now in the cost of living for Social Security. What happens to those on Social Security and those of lower-wage incomes?
Ingraham: Biden 'asleep at the wheel' amid supply chain crisis
In her "Ingraham Angle" monologue on Friday, host Laura Ingraham sounded off on the intensifying inflation and economic crisis being overseen by President Joe Biden and USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg. "Biden’s not just asleep at the wheel, he’s putting us to sleep too. I think I nodded off three separate times today when he was in my home state of Connecticut pushing his reckless spending plan despite soaring inflation," she said. I mean, he’s only Secretary of Transportation when we have historic delays at major ports in the United States." CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIngraham noted that one of the Indiana Democrat's stated solutions for the supply chain crisis is increasing the availability of apprenticeships.
Biden: DOJ should prosecute those who defy Jan. 6 panel subpoenas
“I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable criminally,” Biden told reporters on the White House South Lawn as he returned from a trip to Connecticut. announced that the panel would move forward with a vote to begin contempt proceedings against former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was slapped with a subpoena last month. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was issued a subpoena, but his lawyer claims Bannon is not required to respond. Rep. Bennie Thompson remained adamant the House select committee won’t “tolerate defiance” of issued subpoenas. Nineteen people were issued subpoenas following the riot at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Hannity: 'Vile' Joe Biden is proving 'morally bankrupt'
"Joe Biden hasn't said one word about innocent people he left behind, in over 45 days. Joe Biden isn't just incompetent and cognitively struggling -- he's also morally bankrupt and vile," Hannity said on "Hannity", pointing to the grisly photos shared by Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla. – himself a retired Green Beret. They have shown flexibility, and they have been businesslike and professional in our dealings with them in this effort." On the domestic front, Hannity said Biden has acted feckless in ignoring the plight of Americans and continuing to insist that his socioeconomic overhaul dubbed human infrastructure will cost zero dollars. Regarding Biden's repetitive demand that American workers "pay their fair share", Hannity asked whether he would consider applying that to his own son, Hunter Biden:"How about we start with your own family, Joe?
Pentagon offers payment to Afghanistan family's survivors after botched US airstrike
The Pentagon has offered condolence payments to the surviving family members of the 10 innocent civilians, including seven children, who were accidentally killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan in late August. The deaths of the civilians were a "tragic mistake," Dr. Colin Kahl, undersecretary of defense for policy, said Thursday, according to a Pentagon statement from press secretary John Kirby. Kwon said NEI has pledged to "honor the memory of Mr. Ahmadi and his family members and others who were killed in the strike." "We hope they will act urgently to get surviving family members and impacted NEI employees to safety and to help them to rebuild their lives." The Pentagon is also working to help the surviving family members relocate to the U.S.Fox News' Lucas Y. Tomlinson contributed to this report.
Bret Baier presses Transportation Secretary Buttigieg on supply chain woes
Supply chain disruptions across the U.S. have left shelves empty as the crucial holiday shopping period approaches. BIDEN RESPONDS TO SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS, URGES PRIVATE SECTOR TO ‘STEP UP’"A lot of things have to go right but the announcement that these ports would go 24/7, that’s a big part of it." #EMPTYSHELVESJOE TRENDING ON TWITTER AMID BIDEN'S SUPPLY CHAIN CRISISBaier pushed the former South Bend, Ind. "We very much push for this infrastructure bill," he said. With many wondering whether gifts will be in short supply this holiday season, Baier asked Buttigieg whether this should be of concern.
Brian Laundrie: Gabby Petito fiancé search still on; DeSantis wants justice if guilty: LIVE UPDATES
Brian Laundrie manhunt: Gov. Ron DeSantis wants fugitive 'brought to justice' if found guiltyFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said he hopes fugitive Brian Laundrie "is apprehended and brought to justice" if officials and jurors eventually find him guilty of a crime. DeSantis' comments came after a press conference in North Port, Florida — where Brian Laundrie lived with his parents and deceased fiancée, Gabby Petito — during which the governor announced a $1.69 million grant for the city to help with job creation. "You know, my view would be, it's a little disappointing that we still don't have this guy's whereabouts," DeSantis said in response to a question about Laundrie from Fox News Miami correspondent Phil Keating.
Florida task force makes recommendations on condo safety
The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the bar formed the task force bringing together lawyers specializing in condominium and association laws. The task force said 912,376 Florida condo units housing more than 2 million people are at least 30 years old, including more than 105,000 older than 50 years and nearly 328,000 built between 40 and 50 years ago. Overall, Florida has more than 1.5 million condo units operated by 27,599 condo associations, the report said. Among recommendations are giving association boards the right to make special assessments for major repairs to protect resident safety without a full association vote. The task force recommends the Legislature not be able to "sweep" the trust fund for other state budget purposes.
US lawmaker blames Boeing leaders for culture that led to crashes
"Senior leaders throughout Boeing are responsible for the culture of concealment that ultimately led to the 737 MAX crashes and the death of 346 innocent people," said Representative Peter DeFazio, who chairs the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. "Mark Forkner’s indictment should not be the end of the accountability for this colossal and tragic failure," DeFazio said. FORMER BOEING PILOT INDICTED ON CHARGES OF DECEIVING SAFETY REGULATORS ABOUT THE 737 MAX JETLINERThe 737 MAX was grounded in March 2019 after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 which killed all 157 aboard. Robert Clifford, a lawyer representing families of relatives killed in the Ethiopian crash, said the Forkner indictment "is a corporate whitewash... GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HEREIn January, Boeing agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion in fines and compensation after reaching a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Justice Department over the MAX crashes, which cost Boeing more than $20 billion.
El Salvador explores bitcoin mining powered by volcanoes
The pilot project has inspired a rash of volcano emojis from President Nayib Bukele, who made bitcoin legal tender in September, and promises of cheap, renewable energy for so-called bitcoin "mining." Cheap power and a supportive government are the two critical factors for attracting bitcoin mining operations, said Brandon Arvanaghi, a bitcoin mining consultant. Bitcoin mining in El Salvador would appear to have a supportive government in Bukele, but cheap electricity is so far just a promise. EL SALVADOR WILL BE FIRST COUNTRY TO ADOPT BITCOIN AS LEGAL TENDEREl Salvador imports about one-fifth to one-quarter of its electricity. El Salvador has 23 volcanoes.
'Big Short' investor Michael Burry says he's no longer betting against Tesla, report says
Investor Michael Burry of "The Big Short" fame said he was no longer betting against Tesla Inc and that his position was just a trade, CNBC reported on Friday. Burry's Scion Asset Management said in a regulatory filing in mid-May it had put options on 800,100 Tesla shares as of the end of the first quarter. The actual value of the options position was not known. "No, it was a trade," Burry was quoted as saying in an email to CNBC on Friday, when asked whether he was still shorting Tesla. I was never short tens or hundreds of millions of any of these things through options, as was reported.
Biden blamed Trump 'leadership' for shortages during COVID, won't accept blame now as leader: 'The Five'
Host Jesse Watters pointed to Biden's May 2020 comments declaring that the "food shortage problem" at the time was not that but instead a "leadership problem." If you add it all up over the years, the cost of Build Back Better in terms of adding to the deficit is zero." Watters further pointed out Biden concluded that set of remarks by appearing to admit he will not reach the $3.5 trillion expenditure goal, but instead "something less than that." "So we have a lie, we got a whisper and we got a backtrack," Watters remarked to co-host Katie Pavlich. The panel later noted that Biden also urged the U.S. oil industry to increase production – though doing so after several consecutive months of "defaming" them.
Walter Kirn: Mainstream view of Middle America has become 'simplistic and hostile'
Novelist Walter Kirn joined Fox Nation's "Tucker Carlson Today" for a discussion on the state of community relations in an increasingly divided America. I pretend that this is a country that I don't know and I try to get to know it as though I landed here from Mars. "But I see it as a novelist's job to cut across boundaries, get to know people of all classes, all backgrounds, all professions. It's that our view of their plight has gotten very simplistic and hostile, I think," he said. New episodes of " Tucker Carlson Today " are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday exclusively on Fox Nation.
Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders spar over Biden’s $3.5T bill
and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday publicly sparred over the sweeping multitrillion-dollar social spending bill that’s been dividing Democrats. Manchin — a moderate Democrat pushing back on the bill’s $3.5 trillion price tag — slammed Sanders for writing an op-ed in a West Virginia newspaper claiming the legislation would benefit working families in the state. “Millions of jobs are open, supply chains are strained and unavoidable inflation taxes are draining workers’ hard-earned wages as the price of gasoline and groceries continues to climb,” the West Virginia lawmaker continued. Two Democratic senators remain in opposition, including Sen. Joe Manchin,” Sanders wrote. President Biden publicly acknowledged on Friday that the final spending bill will be less than $3.5 trillion.
‘Airplane!’ creator slams joy-killing threat: ‘Twitter 9 percent’
Phillips summed up the general plight of the comedy writer when he said: “It’s hard to argue with 30 million people on Twitter. Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesSome people look at the mass exodus of comedy writers and proclaim that comedy must be dead. I do admire those comedy writers who can pour their creativity and talents into nonhumorous projects. Without this accountability, it’s all too easy for today’s 9-Percenters to attack and shame comedy writers into giving up on the genre. To a comedy writer, nothing is more important, more terrifying, more dangerous than the desire to make audiences laugh.
Media hypes nonexistent right-wing Inauguration Day violence, largely avoids left-wing violence
While small groups of right-wing protesters gathered outside various statehouses last weekend, there were no reports of violence by any Trump supporters during the inauguration itself. There was, however, left-wing violence fueled by Antifa that rocked the streets of Portland and Seattle on Wednesday night. Despite the overwhelming coverage the networks gave to the warnings of right-wing violence, the left-wing violence that actually took place was virtually ignored. According to NewsBusters, CBS devoted just 30 seconds on its Thursday morning program to the violence in Portland and Seattle. All three networks later avoided the left-wing violence on their evening news broadcasts.
Gutfeld on left-wing hypocrisy surrounding violence in US
Only about 20 percent of white males voted for Biden … They’re probably not more than 25 percent of the people that are there protecting us who voted for Biden. Or will Biden build an army within an army? DON WINSLOW FILMS: In the years ahead Trump will lead his army of domestic terrorists. So won’t that lead to more violence if they’re targeting Trumpers? Remember, the same people blaming you for the Capitol violence, are the same people who blamed you for the summer’s violence, and the same people who blamed Benghazi...on a video.
ABC, CBS, NBC evening newscasts offer 'lopsided' coverage of Dems, GOP lawmakers amid spending battle: study
A new study shows widely disproportionate broadcast network coverage of the ongoing spending battle on Capitol Hill with Democratic lawmakers dominating the evening newscasts. Examining 30 stories that aired from Sept. 23 to Oct. 10, Democrats trounced Republicans in terms of the number of soundbites by a 115-16 count margin, according to analysis by the Media Research Center. ABC NEWS SAYS KYRSTEN SINEMA HAS ‘TAKEN A HARD TURN TO THE RIGHT’ FOR RESISTING DEM SPENDING SPREE"CBS Evening News" had the highest totals of the three networks, airing 43 soundbites from Democrats versus the eight Republicans that were heard. ABC's "World News Tonight" had the widest margin airing 41 soundbites from Democrats and only three from Republicans during that same time period. "NBC Nightly News" aired 31 soundbites from Democrats while Republicans were heard just five times.
Manchin dismissively calls Sanders a ‘self-declared independent socialist’
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin responded Friday to criticism from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., derisively declaring that he wasn't going to take marching orders from a socialist. "No op-ed from a self-declared Independent socialist is going to change that." Sanders had penned an op-ed calling for every Democrat to support President Biden's Build Back Better agenda. "Poll after poll shows overwhelming support for this legislation," Sanders wrote in the op-ed for Charleston Gazette-Mail. But I accept that there's going to have to be give and take," Sanders said earlier this month.
Liberal columnist, frequent MSNBC guest Elizabeth Drew mocks horrific murder of UK conservative David Amess
Liberal journalist Elizabeth Drew is facing intense backlash over a tweet mocking the shocking murder of British Conservative Party MP Sir David Amess. Amess was speaking to constituents at a Methodist Church on Friday when a man entered and repeatedly stabbed him. British lawmaker dies after being stabbed multiple times while meeting with constituents, police say David Amess," Drew wrote in the now-deleted tweet. BRITISH CONSERVATIVE SIR DAVID AMESS DEAD AFTER BEING STABBED WHILE MEETING CONSTITUENTS"This is sick. Hours later, Drew took down the offensive post, adding, "Apols for a lapse.
Ida flooding victim says Queens not getting federal aid that de Blasio promised
A Hurricane Ida flooding victim that Mayor Bill de Blasio wrapped his arms around in an emotional scene last month called out Hizzoner on the radio Friday, saying the feds failed to deliver the aid he promised. “You hugged me and told me that FEMA would take care of everything,” Woodside resident Julia Nieves told de Blasio during his weekly appearance on WNYC’s ‘Brian Lehrer Show’. “I can’t replace the water heater, a boiler, replace all the walls,” she added. “How does this work for everyone in the community of Woodside, Queens who [was] flooded by Ida,” she concluded plaintively — leaving de Blasio on the defensive and promising the city would intervene. Matthew McDermott“I’m very disappointed that FEMA is only giving people that small amount of money,” he added.
NY files court appeal over vax-mandate ruling on religious exemptions
ALBANY — New York has filed an appeal against a recent federal-court decision permitting healthcare workers in the state to apply for religious exemptions from its coronavirus-vaccine mandate. “I applaud the Attorney General’s challenge of the lower court’s decision on the religious exemption to the vaccine requirement,” said Gov. Utica federal Judge David Hurd had granted a preliminary injunction on the vaccine mandate in NY. New York governor Kathy Hochul applauded the decision to appeal the court’s ruling. Ninety-seven percent of nursing home workers statewide have received at least their first shot of the vaccine.
WH Chief of Staff who dismissed inflation once ripped Trump over price increases
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain apparently does think inflation is a matter of grave national concern — when a Republican is president. Klain — who was blasted this week for endorsing a tweet that dismissed rising prices and supply chain disruption as “high class problems” — once ripped the Trump administration over inflation. Because I think that is the Trump admin economic message of the day.”Back then, the annual inflation rate was 2.4 percent. “Most of the economic problems we’re facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) Critics slammed Klain for appearing to agree with Furman’s message and accused him of downplaying economic issues impacting Americans.
Ethics group files Hatch Act complaint against WH Press Secretary Psaki
A government watchdog group filed a complaint Friday accusing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki of violating the federal Hatch Act by praising Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during her regular briefing Thursday. Psaki had been asked whether the Biden administration considered McAuliffe’s race against Republican Glenn Youngkin to be a “bellwether” ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki asserted that President Joe Biden likes Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe because of their similar agendas. In its statement Friday, CREW noted that it had complained of Hatch Act violations by at least a dozen Trump administration officials, including Conway and then-UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. The Biden administration should not follow the Trump administration down that path.”
Kourtney Kardashian went berserk searching for Travis Barker’s phone on flight
It was flying hell in business class for Kourtney Kardashian, 42, on her Delta flight from Los Angeles to New York on Wednesday when the reality star frantically searched for a phone. The eldest Kardashian sister raised a stink when boyfriend Travis Barker, 45, dropped his phone between their business-class seats as the plane was departing the tarmac. As the plane was taking off, Kardashian started “frantically searching” for the phone and demanded “five more minutes” when the flight attendant asked her to take her seat, a passenger on the flight told Page Six. They eventually retrieved Barker’s phone after the flight attendant spent “the next two hours… dismantling the chair,” the source said. The couple flew to Italy over the summer for a vacation, after also jetting off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Tucker: What really happened on Jan 6
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Good evening and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT. They used to be called propaganda, now it's so ubiquitous, I don't know what to call it. They know they're being used by liars in the Democratic Party, in the so-called Intel Community, and they just mouth the words anyway. It looks like that's going to be out before the end of the year. That's going to be the Tamiflu that we are going to use for this COVID.
‘High class problems’: Team Biden is out of touch with the misery its policies inflict
“This,” Ron Klain emphasized Wednesday in quote-tweeting Harvard economist Jason Furman, who wrote, “Most of the economic problems we’re facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems. But food, fuel and housing are costing households at the $70,000 median annual income an extra $175 a month. Such inflation hits working Americans and those on fixed incomes, such as seniors, the hardest. Throwing trillions into an already-recovering economy was bound to lead to inflation, as was boosting unemployment benefits $300 a week until September.
The Post says: Welcome to reality (sort of), Joe
In a belated concession to reality, President Joe Biden admitted Friday, “We’re probably not going to get $3.5 trillion this year” for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ turn-America-socialist bill, suggesting that free community college was one item that could get dropped. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to accept a top-line number of $2 trillion or more. Plus, Manchin and Sinema disagree on many issues: Just for starters, she opposes job-killing tax hikes that he’s OK with; he’s against anti-coal provisions that she favors. Not to mention endless fine print carving out special privileges for labor unions and prioritizing subsidies on racial lines. Reality and Biden’s words still barely overlap.
Biden’s inflation games will do lasting damage, especially to the elderly and poor
Because in our reality — the one where the president promised to fix everything — the inflation debate is important for a number of reasons. What justification is there for unprecedented spending when inflation is accelerating? Dems have already passed an additional nearly $2 trillion in expenditures in the first six months of the Biden ­administration, and the economy is still underachieving. Xinhua/Sipa USABiden has waved away inflation concerns on numerous ­occasions, once arguing that “no serious economist” was suggesting that “unchecked inflation” was on the way. But Summers seems to believe runaway inflation and bottleneck supply-chain problems pose a serious risk to the economy.
Legal Aid lawyers attack a solid move to reduce the Rikers chaos
Many of the inmates are overjoyed — but the Legal Aid lawyers who supposedly represent them are furious because they’ll accept nothing less than simply springing everyone now held, no matter how great a threat to public safety. The plan will transfer up to 20 inmates at a time, twice a week, to a pair of Bedford Hills prisons. But his fellow progressives are still peeved: The Legal Aid Society, Bronx Defenders and others are griping about the transfer supposedly violating inmates’ rights. And Sharon White-Harrigan of the Women’s Community Justice Association, which leads the campaign to close the women’s jail on Rikers, praised the transfer initiative. The fact is that nothing will please the Legal Aid ideologues short of throwing the gates wide open and releasing everyone.
Virginia board member resigns amid handling of sex assault claims
A Virginia school superintendent apologized and a board member resigned on Friday as the suburban district faces fiery backlash over its handling of sexual assault claims at two high schools. 7NewsAn accused 14-year-old attacked someone at Broad Run High School (above). Scott Smith is seen detained after a fight broke out during a Loudoun County School Board meeting which included a discussion of critical race theory and transgender students. “After much thought and careful consideration, it is the right decision for me and my family.”Beth Barts stepped down from the school board. “We have made known our displeasure with her actions as a school board member over the past several months, but today she has done the right thing,” Prior said.
Bill Clinton improving but must stay in hospital overnight amid infection
Former President Bill Clinton will remain at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California for another night. AP“In order to receive further IV antibiotics, he will remain in the hospital overnight. “I know you’re asking about President Clinton,” Biden said at a news conference in Connecticut on Friday. Biden planned to call Clinton in the hospital to wish him a speedy recovery, the White House said earlier in the day. President Joe Biden claims ex-President Bill Clinton “seems to be, God willing, doing well.” APClinton had been watching TV coverage of his hospitalization and reading, the AP said.
'First in, last out': North Carolina community welcomes Afghan translator who served the 82nd Airborne
Johnny, who served with U.S. infantry units for more than six years, was rescued at the end of August by a U.S. Senator, a private veterans group, and members of the 82nd Airborne, one of the last combat translators to make it out before the war’s end. Mike Verardo, with whom he served in southern Afghanistan a decade ago. "We are going to weave these combat interpreters right into the fabric of the veterans community," Verardo said. Staff Sgt Allen Thomas, a two-time Purple Heart recipient and member of the 82nd Airborne, died by suicide after returning home.
Christmas tree manufacturer warns of supply shortages, price increases: 'Go out and buy today'
"What we're saying to consumers is act now, go out and buy today," National Tree Company CEO Chris Butler told "America Reports" Friday. Price increases will be passed onto the consumer with artificial tree costs expecting to rise 20%-30% this fall. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"With this strong demand, consumers are willing to buy them," he said. Seventy-five percent of U.S. households displayed a Christmas tree last year with 85% of those trees being artificial, according to the American Christmas Tree Association. The National Christmas Tree Company's most popular trees are expected to cost between $200 and $300 this year.
'Reminiscent of Jan. 6': Violent protesters arrested after storming Interior Department, injuring officers
Dozens of activists protesting fossil fuel projects were arrested Thursday after they staged a sit-in at the Interior Department, a move which led to "multiple injuries" and one officer being transported to a hospital. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEMS DISTANCING FROM BIDEN ADMIN ON SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS, OIL SPILL DISASTERFollowing the protest, Interior Department spokesperson Melissa Schwartz released a statement through a series of tweets. "Federal Protective Service personnel responded to the area to mitigate the situation. According to video footage from the Washington Post's Ellie Silverman, activists could be seen climbing up doors and pushing officers back as they tried to force their way into the Interior Department. Fox News reached out to the Federal Protective Service (FPS) and received the following statement:"Yesterday, officers from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service (FPS) responded to a demonstration at the Stewart L. Udall Building.
'Defund the police' advocate Cori Bush drops another $65,000 into private security services
Rep. Cori Bush, the firebrand 'squad' member and outspoken supporter of defunding police, dropped nearly $65,000 more into private security services over the past three months, campaign filings released Friday show. The Missouri Democrat's campaign spent $64,141.26 on private security between the beginning of July and late September, the Federal Election Commission records show. Bush has now pushed more than $130,000 from her campaign's coffers into private security services over the past six months. The new cash follows the nearly $70,000 Bush's campaign spent on "security services" between April 15 and June 18, Fox News previously reported. CORI BUSH DEFENDS CALLING TO DEFUND THE POLICE WHILE HAVING PRIVATE SECURITY: ‘YOU WOULD RATHER ME DIE?’"They would rather I die?"
Maxine Waters still hasn't explained bizarre Twitter hacking claim
California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters has yet to explain her bizarre claim that her Twitter account was hacked and erased. Waters, the chair of the House Financial Services Committee, raised eyebrows on Tuesday by claiming her Twitter account was hacked and "erased." BIDEN SUGGESTS MAXINE WATERS SHOULD RUN FOR SENATEDespite Waters' claim, there is no indication that her account was deleted. Her story was further undermined when Twitter released a statement on Wednesday casting doubt on the hacking claim. Waters' office didn't reply to an email from Fox News seeking an update on her hacking claim.
Activist hedge fund wants Macy’s to mimic rival Saks’ online strategy
An activist hedge fund that took a stake in Macy’s is is pushing the department-store giant to follow its upscale rival Saks Fifth Avenue’s online playbook, The Post has learned. Saks.com also doubled its marketing budget, which has not only fueled digital sales but benefitted Saks’ physical stores as well. Macy’s Chief Executive Jeff Gennette has said that he expects Macy’s digital sales to reach $10 billion within three years — up from $8 billion currently, according to The Journal. Macy’s online sales have grown dramatically during the pandemic as more people shunned bricks and mortar stores. But Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay Company, which owns Saks Fifth Avenue, continues to own the majority of the luxury retailer’s digital business.
Team Biden’s blow to US workers . . . and other commentary
Rather, he took the human version of ivermectin, as prescribed by his doctor. This week, Rogan had a chance to confront CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta over the cable network’s dishonest reporting. Gupta admitted eventually in the interview that, yeah, CNN clearly said things that were not true.” Pressed by Rogan over the lie, Gupta said, “They shouldn’t have said that. as a Russian agent”: namely, former Paul Manafort aide Konstantin Kilimnik, notes TK News’ Matt Taibbi. Like, ‘Trump 40, Hillary 45.’ ” And, adds Taibbi, no US investigators ever “came up with” a different “version of events.”— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board
De Blasio is a goner, but his toxic anti-meritocracy mentality is here to stay
Specifically, this program includes much larger shares of Asian students compared to black and Hispanic ones. But the proposal is an example of a destructive mindset at work far beyond the five boroughs of New York. Stephen YangA century ago, public schools and colleges in New York and other great cities provided such an avenue upward. And in New York’s Democratic primary, Adams trailed among college-educated white voters but won black voters by a huge margin. De Blasio will be out of office soon, but the de Blasio mindset, bent on advancing bogus theories of systemic racism and opposed to upward mobility, seems to be lingering on.
Democrats frustrated over Biden’s inability to deal with Sinema, Manchin
Democrats are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress President Biden has made in negotiations with moderate Sens. Progressives have remained steadfast in pushing for the budget reconciliation to cost $3.5 trillion, despite Pelosi admitting it might not be that much. “To be honest with you, we’re probably not going to get $3.5 trillion this year. While Manchin has come forward with a top line number of $1.5 trillion, Sinema has still not publicly said how high she is willing to go. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said she’s not on board with President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending plan unless a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure passes Congress.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) On Her Trip To The Southern Border Amid Migrant Crisis
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined the Guy Benson Show to recount her recent trip to the southern border amid a surge in migrants crossing the border.
Former President Clinton to stay in hospital Friday night
Orange, CA - A spokesperson for former President Bill Clinton says that he will remain hospitalized Friday night after checking into a hospital on Tuesday for a urological sepsis infection. "President Clinton is continuing to receive treatment for an infection at UC Irvine Medical Center," Clinton spokesperson Angel Urena tweeted Friday evening. BILL CLINTON HOSPITALIZED WITH UROLOGICAL INFECTION: MEDICAL EXPERTS WEIGH INThe president's team announced on Thursday that he had been hospitalized for what was later reported as a sepsis infection. "On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection," Clinton's spokesman, Angel Urena, said in a statement on Thursday evening. The former president, 75, was in Southern California to attend private events related to the Clinton Foundation, the Los Angeles Times reported.
'Big RBG fan' Katie Couric marks another former nightly news anchor who embraces liberal views
Couric served as anchor of "CBS Evening News" from 2006 to 2011 after a 15-year stint at NBC's "Today." She called herself a "big RBG fan" and admitted to seeking advice from some fellow journalists about what to do. Couric was blasted by fellow journalists for her decision, with New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman calling it "toxic." NBCUniversal decided he no longer had the credibility to anchor "NBC Nightly News" after his "inexcusable" actions and removed him from the program following a six-month, unpaid suspension. Even current "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt raised eyebrows this year – and garnered praise from liberal media supporters – when he declared the notion of fairness "overrated."
Psaki promises 'to choose my words more carefully' following Hatch Act violation complaint
White House press secretary Jen Psaki promised to "choose my words more carefully" following a Friday complaint from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which claimed she apparently violated the Hatch Act. In response to the complaint, Psaki told Fox News, "While the president has publicly expressed his support for McAuliffe, we’ll leave it to the press and the campaign to provide commentary on the race. She then went on to say, "Look, I think the president, of course, wants former Governor McAuliffe to be the future governor of Virginia. She later added, "We’re going to do everything we can to help former Governor McAuliffe, and we believe in the agenda he’s representing." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPCREW repeatedly issued complaints regarding apparent Hatch Act violations during the Trump administration.
White House insists it has 'highest ethical standards' of any administration amid criticism of family hires
White House press secretary Jen Psaki, responding to reports of alleged nepotism in the Biden White House, said on Monday that the Biden administration has higher ethics standards than any other presidential administration ever. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's wife Evan Ryan is the White House Cabinet Secretary. Biden Senior Adviser Anita Dunn's husband Bob Bauer is a co-chair of the president's commission that's investigating court-packing. In many cases these family members of the most senior administration officials have significant experience, including time in the Obama administration for some. AND THE SPOUSE OF THE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD," Schaub said in a tweet.
Michigan school district cancels Halloween, Valentine’s Day to be ‘inclusive’
Halloween and Valentine’s Day have been canceled for elementary-school students in a Michigan district over concerns about being “inclusive” and “equitable.”East Lansing Public Schools informed parents of the decision to cancel the two holidays this week, the Lansing State Journal reports. Getty Images“While some students bring valentines to exchange, others do not,” the principals wrote. “In our upper elementary classrooms, the exchange of valentines sometimes leads to classroom drama and teasing.”Assistant Superintendent Glenn Mitcham said Halloween and Valentine’s Day could still be incorporated into the curriculum – they just won’t be celebrated going forward. “We’re striving hard at East Lansing Public Schools to be a district that is equitable and inclusive for all families,” the principals wrote. The decision to cancel the Pumpkin Parade at Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary School was made by the Racial Equity Team.
What Does The Crystal Ball Hold For Virginia?
On the latest episode of Hemmer Time, Bill sits down with Managing Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, Kyle Kondik, to talk about their predictions for the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election on November 2nd. Kyle describes why this race between Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat former Governor Terry McAuliffe is turning out to be so competitive. Plus, Bill looks back at the history of Democratic and Republican governors in the commonwealth. Follow Bill on Twitter: @BillHemmer
Murdaugh lawyer says client 'understands' he's going to prison for stealing money, waives extradition hearing
The lawyer for Alex Murdaugh revealed Friday that his client knows he’ll go to prison for possible money theft as Murdaugh waives an extradition hearing. "He has indicated clearly that he is going to try to right every wrong – financial wrong – and others that he may have committed. Look, he’s reconciled to the fact he’s going to prison. He’s a lawyer," Murdaugh attorney Dick Harpootlian said Friday on "Good Morning America." Some 12 days after the alleged shooting, Murdaugh appeared in court without any bandage or visible wound to his head.
Navy SEALS seeking religious exemptions to vaccine mandate facing intimidation and harassment, sources say
A series of new directives by the Navy are promising severe punishment, including demotions, pay cuts and a ban on travel for SEALS, and other Navy service members, who do not comply with the vaccine mandate. On Oct. 6, the Navy issued a directive banning all official and non-official travel for non-vaccinated service members and their spouses and dependents. Patricia Kreuzberger told Fox News that although she could not speak specifically on matters affecting the SEALS, service members are entitled to seek religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Servicemembers are entitled to seek religious exemptions and those requests will be considered in keeping with current Navy policy." She also said that the Navy has been reviewing service members' filed religious exemptions to the mandate on a "case-by-case" basis.
Los Angeles scrubs Catholic Saint Junipero Serra from park where statue was torn down by activists
Los Angeles is scrubbing the name of Junipero Serra, a Catholic saint and missionary, from a downtown Los Angeles Park, more than a year after activists vandalized statues of the 19th century priest. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that La Plaza park, known as Father Serra Park, will be renamed and that an "indigenous cultural easement" would be created "to give local indigenous communities priority access to the park for practice of traditional ceremonies." SAN FRANCISCO ARCHBISHOP HOLDS EXORCISM WHERE PROTESTERS TOPPLED JUNIPERO SERRA STATUE"Los Angeles is a city of belonging that takes responsibility for the mistakes we’ve made in the past," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. But as the group was working, left-wing activists took matters into their own hands and ripped down the statue of Serra in 2020. Gavin Newsom signed a bill last month that allows the statue of Serra at another park in the blue state to be replaced with a monument honoring Native American tribes.
Assistant to US House Sergeant at Arms arrested on child porn charges
An assistant to the House of Representatives’ Sergeant at Arms was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges, police said. Stefan Bieret, 41, was charged with 10 felony counts of possession of child pornography after cops executed a search warrant at his home in Burke, Virginia, Fairfax County cops said Thursday. He was ordered held without bond at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, cops in Virginia said. The office of House Sergeant at Arms William J. Walker did not immediately return a message from The Post seeking comment Friday afternoon. Fairfax County police said an investigation into the digital evidence recovered from Bieret’s home is ongoing and prosecutors will be consulted for any additional charges.
‘I like kids better than people,’ Biden says as hecklers shout ‘F–k Joe Biden’
Biden, 78, kneeled on the playground of the Capitol Child Development Center and gave one child a hug and spoke to several others. President Biden hugs a child during his visit to the Capitol Child Development Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on October 15, 2021. As this happened you could clearly hear Trump supporters across the street yelling ‘traitor’ and ‘f— Joe Biden. More yelling.”President Biden touches a child’s shirt during his visit to the Capitol Child Development Center in Hartford, Connecticut. President Biden promotes his “Build Back Better” agenda during his speech at the Capitol Child Development Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on October 15, 2021.
13-year-olds' reading, math scores decline for first time in national test's history
In both age groups and subjects, the results for lower-scoring test-takers declined since 2012, mirroring patterns observed in other subjects. In addition, math scores at age 9 declined for females but did not change for males, resulting in males outperforming females in 2020. For Black and Hispanic 13-year-olds, scores declined in mathematics, while scores for White students and students of other races and ethnicities did not change. The score decline for Black students reportedly resulted in a wider score gap with White students. The assessment was administered to 13-year-olds between October and December 2019 and to 9-year-olds between January and March 2020.
Dow surges nearly 400 points on strong Goldman profits, retail spending
U.S. stocks rose on Friday as Goldman Sachs was the latest big bank to report strong results and better-than-expected retail sales eased worries about demand. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 395.05 points, or 1.13%, to 35,307.61, the S&P 500 gained 35.98 points, or 0.81%, to 4,474.24 and the Nasdaq Composite added 72.49 points, or 0.49%, to 14,895.92. S&P 500 earnings are now forecast to have risen 32% in the third quarter from a year ago. A Commerce Department report showing retail spending rose unexpectedly in September also helped to boost the stock market. The S&P 500 posted 54 new 52-week highs and no new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 116 new highs and 46 new lows.
Inside ‘Little People’ stars Zach, Tori Roloff’s new $1M Washington house
“Little People, Big World” stars Zach and Tori Roloff made a surprise announcement Thursday night when they revealed to fans they were leaving Oregon for Washington State. Tori Roloff posted this photo of her old house, alongside her family, on Instagram to announce they have moved to Washington State. Realtor.comSpanning over 3,300 square feet, Tori and Zach closed on the home just last week. Realtor.comA view of the expansive backyard. Tori Roloff, Zach Roloff and their two children at the Roloff family farm.
Biden administration to ask Supreme Court to halt Texas abortion law
The Department of Justice is planning to ask the Supreme Court to halt the Texas fetal heartbeat abortion law, according to a report. The move comes one day after a federal appeals court rejected the administration’s attempt to stop Texas from enforcing the state’s law, leaving the measure in place. The law, known as SB8, went into effect in September after the Supreme Court denied an emergency appeal filed by abortion providers. The Texas law has been seen as controversial due to its unusual structure, which leaves enforcement up to private citizens. The Biden administration has slammed the Texas law, with the president calling it “un-American.” In September, President Biden directed the Justice Department to find ways to block its enforcement.
NYC’s highest tennis court planned for tallest residential tower in Dumbo
Their swank new digs will not only be within the neighborhood’s tallest residential building at 33 stories, but will also boast the city’s highest tennis court, topping off at 75 feet in the air. With sweeping views overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge, New York Harbor and the lower Manhattan skyline, Olympia’s tennis court just barely ekes past the previous holder of this distinctive record. The tennis court at 4545 Center Boulevard in Long Island City, which was built in 2013, stands 70 feet above the East River. “Dumbo it is the quintessential Brooklyn neighborhood,” said Karen Heyman of Sotheby’s International Realty, which is also handling Olympia’s sales. I have a couple who is buying at Olympia just for the tennis court.”
Ex-Cuomo top aide Melissa DeRosa, hubby to divorce, sell home: sources
DeRosa and spouse Matthew Wing — who met while working side by side in Cuomo’s communications office — are getting divorced and selling their Brooklyn Heights apartment, sources close to them said Friday. … Melissa spent time in Albany, and Matt works for Uber and spent some time in San Francisco,” the source said. Realtor.comMelissa DeRosa’s Brooklyn apartment was often empty, a source told The Post. Mike SegarMelissa DeRosa and Matt Wing met while working in Cuomo’s communications office. TwitterMatt Wing works for Uber and would sometimes stay in San Francisco, sources said.
Infamous dossier source Christopher Steele to be interviewed by George Stephanopoulos
On Monday, Steele will be seen speaking with “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos in a pre-recorded interview for a new documentary series launched by the ABC host. “This man should be extradited, tried and thrown into jail,” Trump said of Steele in a tweet in July 2020. Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele will be interviewed by George Stephanopoulos (pictured). For his snooping — specifically into Trump — Steele was contracted by Fusion GPS, a DC-based intelligence company that was later discovered to have been funded by Hillary Clinton. While he hasn’t spoken about his fallacious work in interviews, Steele has defended the dossier since it was released.
Biden admits his $3.5T plan won’t pass — free community college axed
President Biden on Friday admitted that his $3.5 trillion social spending plan won’t pass Congress as proposed — and that free community college is one of the items that may get cut. “To be honest with you, we’re probably not going to get $3.5 trillion this year. The sprawling social spending bill can pass Congress with only Democratic votes under special budget reconciliation rules, but it’s stalled in the Senate because of reluctance over the price tag and specific proposals from centrists including Sens. Manchin previously said he was skeptical about a component that would federally fund free preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds. The bill would be paid for through tax hikes on businesses and people with higher incomes and through stricter IRS enforcement.
Andrew McCarthy Weighs In On AG Garland’s Conflict Of Interest In The DOJ’s Move Targeting Concerned Parents
Listen To The Full Interview:Andrew McCarthy, Fox News Contributor, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney For Southern District Of NY joined the Guy Benson Show to discuss Attorney General Garland’s conflict of interest in the DOJ’s move that targets concerned parents.
Test drive: The 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz reboots the American compact pickup
The first was the midsize Honda Pilot/Passport-based Honda Ridgeline, which has now been joined by the compact Hyundai Santa Cruz that shares its platform with the compact Hyundai Tucson SUV manufactured alongside it. The Santa Cruz is a little smaller than the Maverick and about the same length as a full-size Hyundai Palisade SUV. Despite being a pickup, however, the Santa Cruz is very much a street machine. Either way, the Santa Cruz deserves a hug. ----------2022 Hyundai Santa CruzBase price: $25,215As tested: $40,945Type: 4-door, 5-passenger AWD pickupEngine: Turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinderPower: 281 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque.
Biden official who said inflation issues are ‘high class problems’ once ripped Trump admin for price increases
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, who was eviscerated by critics Thursday for endorsing a tweet that claimed inflation and supply chain issues affecting the country were "high class problems," once ripped the Trump administration for being out of touch on price increases. "Most of the economic problems we're facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems. TOP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL RETWEETS POST CALLING INFLATION, SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES ‘HIGH CLASS PROBLEMS’Since taking office, the Biden administration has overseen a rising inflation rate that reached its highest point in 13 years. Because I think that is the Trump admin economic message of the day."
Karl Rove: ‘The right number of tweets for a White House chief of staff is zero’
After bipartisan backlash against White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain’s inflation tweet, Fox News contributor and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove told "America Reports" on Friday that Klain does not have any business tweeting considering the daily responsibilities of his job. TOP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL RETWEETS POST CALLING INFLATION, SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES ‘HIGH CLASS PROBLEMS’KARL ROVE: I think the right number of tweets from a chief of staff is zero. Look, I was in the White House for seven years as a senior advisor and deputy White House chief of staff for three years. Is that the responsibility of the chief of staff to be the tweeter in chief? Ron Klain has a big job to do, every moment he spends trying to determine should I retweet that?
Biden says spending bill likely won't be $3.5T this year, but 'we're going to keep coming'
President Biden on Friday maintained that his spending bill would not add to the deficit and said it likely would not reach $3.5 trillion this year, as moderate and progressive Democrats continue to debate a price tag for the package. But he pledged to continue to push for more spending, saying, "we're going to keep coming because the more we demonstrate it works, the more we can do." Biden, during a visit to Connecticut Friday, touted the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, and the $3.5 trillion spending plan awaiting approval in Congress, saying they are "about strengthening the economy for decades to come." EX-WALMART CEO: HOW BIDEN SUPPLY CHAIN IS A ‘MESS FROM START TO FINISH’Biden said "we're probably not going to get $3.5 trillion this year, we're going to get something less than that." That timeline could slip into November or beyond amid the ongoing clashes between moderate and progressive Democrats on the size of the the president's $3.5 trillion spending plan.
Border Patrol finds two sisters, 4 and 6, alone near border in Yuma sector
Border Patrol agents said Tuesday they found two little sisters, ages 4 and 6, wandering alone just south of the Morelos Dam at the U.S.-Mexico border. The location is commonly used as a crossing point for unaccompanied migrant children, according to U.S. Border Patrol Yuma Sector. Attempts will be made to reunite the girls with their family, Border Patrol said. Along with facing challenges finding unaccompanied migrant children, Border Patrol agents have faced other difficulties as thousands of migrants attempt to cross the southern border. Women and children who are being released and Border Patrol agents … I've reported on this in the past, have said we release them and we don't even know if these are their real families."
Resilient shoppers push retail sales higher in September
Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7% in September from the month before, the U.S. Commerce Department said Friday. Yet there are lingering concerns as to how resilient shoppers will be if prices continue to head north and shortages lead to frustration heading into the crucial holiday season. Online sales rose modestly as shoppers feel more comfortable shopping at physical stores. Government data shows Americans spending more on things like food, rather than plane tickets or dinners out. AFP via Getty ImagesEconomists have forecast at least a 7% increase in holiday sales, but the pandemic had made predictions more difficult.
Daniel Boulud bringing eatery to new Mandarin condos
“Top Chef” Daniel Boulud is partnering with notorious developer and real estate investor Michael Shvo at 685 Fifth Ave. to create a residents-only private dining space in the luxury office-to-condo tower conversion now known as the Mandarin Oriental Residences of New York. The 350-foot-tall building — where Gucci once housed its New York headquarters — dates to 1928. It will offer 69 condo units and will be managed by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. The residences will come fully furnished and turn-key ready with hotel style services. Still, there are no prices for the condo units.
US Capitol cop helped alleged rioter scrub Facebook account, feds say
A US Capitol cop sympathetic to former President Donald Trump allegedly warned a Jan. 6 rioter to scrub his Facebook account before the FBI found evidence that the man had participated in the siege, court papers charge. Capitol Police Officer Michael Angelo Riley was charged with obstructing the Jan. 6 riot investigation. NurPhoto via Getty ImagesA crowd of Trump supporters gathered outside the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. “If you want to see the Capitol building, lets do it legally next time,” he allegedly wrote. Riley is charged with two counts of obstruction and is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court in Washington, DC.
Nearly 40% of Americans seeing ‘serious financial problems’ in past few months
Nearly 40 percent of Americans say they’ve experienced serious financial problems over the past few months and almost 70 percent are worried about their children falling behind in school, according to a new national poll. Meanwhile, not all households report they’ve felt serious pain: Among those with annual household incomes under $50,000, 59 percent said they’d faced serious financial problems. The Harvard/NPR/Robert Wood Johnson survey shows 38 percent of people suffered serious financial problems in the past few months. More households with income less than $50,000 said they faced problems than did households with incomes over $50,000, according to the survey. The poll comes as Americans of all financial stripes are experiencing financial pain with prices rising sharply across a variety of everyday goods.
Tenants scramble for shelter as pandemic-era rent deals evaporate
And now, many of these tenants must kiss their homes goodbye in search of something more affordable. “Do I have to go back to washing my own dishes and buying tons of modular components to make up for the lack of storage space? Stefano GiovanniniBut Courtney Martin and her roommate Carson Crow, both 25, aim to stay on the Upper West Side, where they moved last November from Harlem. For $2,100 per month total — roughly $600 more per month than their Harlem digs — they leased a two-bedroom with bigger rooms and more storage space. But upon renewal, Martin and Crow — who works in theater administration — saw a 57 percent renewal hike, to $3,300 monthly.
David Bossie: Inflation, supply chain are 'high class problems'? Biden, Dems are irresponsible and tone deaf
For months, I’ve described the repulsive behavior of today’s Democratic Party under the leadership of President Joe Biden as the new unholy trinity of politics: irresponsible, arrogant, and tone deaf. And White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s promotion of a tweet describing our nation’s ongoing inflation and supply chain crises as "high class problems" is no exception. High gas prices are not high class problems. Super expensive groceries are not high class problems. The specter of Christmas toy shortages and not enough Halloween costumes on the shelves or Thanksgiving turkeys on the table are not high class problems.
Bari Weiss challenges Brian Stelter on NY Times uproar over Cotton op-ed: Did it really put 'lives in danger?'
Journalist Bari Weiss confronted CNN's Brian Stelter Wednesday over whether the infamous New York Times op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., truly put "lives in danger," as left-wing staffers furiously claimed last year. Weiss told Stelter it would take an "epidemic of courage" at woke-leaning institutions like the New York Times to bring them back to places of sanity and open debate. "If 1,000 journalists said 'No, it is wrong that New York Times editors were fired over an op-ed by a Republican senator, that's insanity, that's craziness,'" she said. The Times ultimately apologized for the Cotton piece, saying the op-ed fell short of its standards and shouldn't have been published. Stelter addressed the Times op-ed fiasco last year, hosting New York Times Magazine writer Nikole Hannah-Jones on "Reliable Sources."
Ari Fleischer: Biden Chief of Staff’s retweet on inflation, supply chain proves Dems are now party of the rich
TOP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL RETWEETS POST CALLING INFLATION, SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES ‘HIGH CLASS PROBLEMS’On Election Day 2020, the price of a gallon of gasoline was $2.122. These aren’t high class problems. The Democrats must view them as low-class people who don’t have high class problems. Democrats can claim they’re only raising taxes on the rich, even though their legislation is a direct, tax-hiking contradiction of that claim. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTEREvery time the Democrats claim they’re taxing the rich, middle-income Americans end up paying the tab.
Biden administration says it will restart ‘Remain in Mexico’ program next month — if Mexico agrees
The Biden administration said Thursday it’s preparing to reinstate by mid-November former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program for asylum seekers — but only if Mexico agrees to it amid a continued surge of illegal immigrants. The Remain in Mexico policy requires most asylum seekers who reach the southern border — usually after traveling from Central America or the Caribbean — to remain in Mexico while US courts review their claims of persecution. A federal judge ruled the Biden administration can no longer cite COVID-19 to rapidly deport migrant families. The Biden administration intends to continue fighting the Remain in Mexico policy in court. US District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled last month that the Biden administration can no longer cite COVID-19 to rapidly deport migrant family units.
Joe Biden to call Bill Clinton in hospital, sends ‘his best wishes’
President Biden plans to call former President Bill Clinton in the hospital to wish him a speedy recovery, the White House said Friday. “The President sends his best wishes to President Clinton, President Biden will be speaking to them later today,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Air Force One during a flight to Connecticut. “They have not connected yet but we’re hoping to connect them later today,” she said. Hillary Clinton was seen leaving California Irvine Medical Center after her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was admitted. “President Biden will be speaking to [the Clintons] later today,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.
Hooters under fire over new ‘crotch string’ uniform shorts: ‘This s–t is rated porn’
Hooters girls’ cheeks are blushing in fury over their skimpy new uniform shorts. “Starting Oct. 4, all Hooters girls should wear the new shorts when working once they arrive to stores,” reads a recent Hooters policy notice obtained exclusively by The Post. Hooters workers are calling out the restaurant over new skimpy uniform shorts. TikTokThe old shorts, although crotch length, offered Hooters girls a few more inches of coverage around their backsides. In the uniform policy update, Hooters noted that employees can leave if they don’t like it.
Kennedy Saves President Ulysses S. Grant w/ Bret Baier
On this episode, Kennedy sits down with, Chief Political Correspondent and Anchor of Special Report Bret Baier, who discusses his new book, To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876. Bret gives Kennedy insight on her beloved President Ulysses S. Grant and the two discuss Grant’s pivotal role in the Union victory in the Civil War. Follow Kennedy on Twitter: @KennedyNation
Chicago files complaint against police union; Lightfoot denounces 'rhetoric of conspiracy theorists'
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Friday the city has filed a complaint to stop police from potentially striking in reaction to layoffs due to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Lightfoot and the police union have continued to bump heads as the deadline for the vaccine mandate looms: City employees must enter their vaccination status into an online portal by midnight Friday. The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and its president, John Catanzara, have argued that the mayor cannot force employees to disclose personal medical information, FOX 32 Chicago reported. Lightfoot has labeled the FOP’s arguments as "rhetoric of conspiracy theorists." ... Officers will continue coming to work until they are told otherwise [and] that they are no longer on pay status."
DHS says it anticipates re-starting Trump-era Remain-in-Mexico policy in November, is rebuilding tent courts
The Department of Homeland Security says it is ready to reinstate the Trump-era Remain-in-Mexico policy by mid-November in response to a court order upheld by the Supreme Court – even as it works to abolish the program by a different method. The Biden administration began unraveling it earlier this year, even amid soaring migrant numbers, and formally ended it in June before the court ruling ordered a reversal. In a filing on Thursday, the Biden administration said it had made "substantial progress" in re-implementing MPP, even as it says it is seeking alternative ways to end the program. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIn a statement DHS said it is taking "necessary steps" to comply with the order, despite its appeal and efforts to end the policy. "As announced previously, DHS also will be issuing a memorandum terminating MPP," a spokeperson said, adding that it would not take effect until the injunction is lifted.
DOJ will ask Supreme Court to halt Texas abortion law
The Biden administration said Friday it will turn next to the U.S. Supreme Court in another attempt to halt a Texas law that has banned most abortions since September. Justice Department spokesman Anthony Coley said the federal government will now ask the Supreme Court to reverse that decision but did not say how quickly. 5TH CIRCUIT COURT GRANTS A STAY, ALLOWS TEXAS ABORTION BILL TO GO INTO EFFECTThe Biden administration was under pressure from abortion rights supporters to go to the Supreme Court even before the announcement. Kimberlyn Schwartz, a spokeswoman, said Thursday the group expected the Biden administration to go to the Supreme Court next and was "confident Texas will ultimately defeat these attacks on our life-saving efforts." Last month, more than 20 other states, mostly run by Democrats, had urged the lower court to throw out the law.
Liberal media turns on progressive NBA star Kyrie Irving for breaking rank with left on vaccine mandates
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is an outspoken athlete with a large platform who prides himself on putting his beliefs ahead of his career. "Kyrie Irving is being vilified for not falling in line with the establishment media's predetermined stances," DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall told Fox News Digital. NETS BAN KYRIE IRVING FROM TEAM OVER VACCINATION STATUSIrving quickly turned into a villain to liberal members of the corporate media. And how is that going to work out for you, Kyrie Irving? "It’s always the same whether it’s politicians like the late Herman Cain or stars like Kyrie Irving — the media only celebrate them if they are obedient to the left," Gainor told Fox News Digital.
Marc Thiessen: Biden admin inflated gas prices by 'declaring war on fossil fuels'
Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen discussed rising gas prices and inflation on "The Faulkner Focus," and criticized the Biden administration's "war" on the fossil fuel industry. INTERNET REACTS TO BRUTAL NEW ECONOMIC DATA: 'NOT WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO SEE'MARC THIESSEN: Higher gas prices are a result of deliberate choices. The Biden administration declared war on fossil fuels. They have made clear that they intend to put the fossil fuel industry out of business. That is a result of—when you tell a business you’re going to put them out of business they’re not gonna drill new wells and Wall Street’s not gonna invest in the fossil fuels industry, so they’re exacerbating that.
Arizona sheriff sounds alarm on massive fentanyl seizures: 'The war on drugs is back'
Mark Dannels, sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, warned that the war on drugs is back and will continue to get worse until the U.S.-Mexico border is secure. Dannels told "America's Newsroom" co-host Bill Hemmer that law enforcement and Border Patrol have been set up for failure. SEN. BLACKBURN TOURS BORDER, SAYS CRISIS ‘CANNOT CONTINUE’ AS SHE CALLS ON BIDEN TO STEP UPSHERIFF MARK DANNELS: They've set us up for failure here on the southwest border completely. This fiscal year we've had 10,000 pounds of fentanyl, 180,000 pounds of meth, 86,000 pounds of cocaine, 5,000 pounds of heroin, and 311,000 pounds of marijuana come through the southwest border this fiscal year. The war on drugs is back, and until America steps up on this and secures this border it's only going to get worse.
Joe Rogan, Sanjay Gupta, CNN and Cable Mockery
Howie Kurtz on Joe Rogan grilling CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta on COVID-19, the January 6th Commission wanting to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt and Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special drawing internal criticism. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Homeowners exiting mortgage forbearance at fastest pace in the past year, data shows
This comes as a large number of forbearance plans were either marked for review or set for final expiration in September. The number of active forbearance plans dropped by 177,000 during the first week of October, Black Knight’s weekly forbearance report showed. If your forbearance plan ended but you're struggling to resume your mortgage payment, a mortgage refinance could be right for you. If your forbearance period is over but paying your mortgage is still difficult, you could consider taking out a mortgage refinance to lower your monthly payments. If you're struggling to make payments after the end of your forbearance, there are several options available to avoid mortgage foreclosure.
Sen. Cotton on chilling warning by China: Xi waging Cold War and 'Biden is losing'
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told "America's Newsroom" on Friday that China escalating tensions with Taiwan shows the communist regime is exploiting President Biden’s weakness. TAIWAN WILL NOT START WAR WITH CHINA, TOP MILITARY OFFICIAL SAYSTOM COTTON: It is strong language from China's propaganda outlets, and it's matched by their actions. I don't think this is probing for weakness, though I think this is exploiting a weakness that Joe Biden has already demonstrated. And then President Biden went to the United Nations and wouldn't even say China's name. But when China is waging a Cold War against us, the only choice is whether we win it or we lose it.
Bill Clinton hospitalized with urological infection: Medical experts weigh in
Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday for a urological infection, a source close to the situation told Fox News. By Thursday evening, the former president, 75, remained hospitalized for monitoring at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California, according to spokesperson Angel Urena. "The California –based medical team has been in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON RECOVERING IN CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL AFTER NON-COVID INFECTION WORSENSA source close to the situation told Fox News the former president was "diagnosed as a urological infection which morphed into a broader infection. "When a bacterial infection occurs in the urological region, lethargy, fever and sometimes white blood counts can go up," Tewari said.
Jill Biden hits campaign trail Friday in Virginia, New Jersey
First lady Jill Biden heads out on the campaign trail on Friday in support of the Democratic nominees in the only two states in the nation to hold gubernatorial elections this November. JILL BIDEN STIFF-ARMS PROTESTER WHO RUSHED HER HUSBANDBut Jill Biden’s no stranger to campaign politics. While then-first lady Melania Trump remained mostly absent from the campaign trail during the 2020 presidential general election, Jill Biden was a regular at rallies and other events on behalf of her husband. First ladies have become more frequent visitors to the campaign trail in recent decades. PRESIDENT BIDEN, DESPITE FLAGGING POLL NUMBERS, HEADING TO VIRGINIA CAMPAIGN TRAILJill Biden’s Friday campaign swing in New Jersey and Virginia comes as President Biden’s approval ratings have taken a big hit since the beginning of August.
Blinken ‘insufficiently’ handling ‘Havana syndrome’ threat, lawmakers say
Bipartisan lawmakers are encouraging further action from the State Department on a series of mysterious health threats called “Havana syndrome,” accusing Secretary of State Antony Blinken of “insufficiently” handling the crisis. The bipartisan senators urged the State Department to announce a successor to Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, who left her position leading the task force investigating the threat three weeks ago. We have made improvements in terms of our inspections and our defensive measures. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoThe department has not revealed how many cases have been linked to the most recent outbreak, citing privacy reasons. “We wish to support the State Department and U.S. personnel through every means possible, and to support the Department in effectively addressing this national security threat,” the senators concluded.
Scheller, Marine who criticized Afghanistan withdrawal, sentenced to reprimand, forfeiture of $5K in pay
The judge, on Friday, said he would have given a two-month forfeiture of pay, had it not been for the nine days Scheller spent in pre-trial confinement. Scheller was freed from the brig last week where he was being held for violating an agreement to stop posting criticism on social media. The letter of reprimand was much less than what was recommended. The prosecution recommended a forfeiture of $5,000 of pay for 6 months and a letter of reprimand. The maximum penalty could have been forfeiture of 2/3 monthly pay for 12 months and a letter of reprimand.
Joe Concha: Pete Buttigieg is in over his head on the supply chain crisis. Here’s why
There's a supply chain crisis looming in this country. Three years ago, the only people who ever heard of Pete Buttigieg were the residents of South Bend, Ind., where he served as mayor of this college town of about 100,000 people. To put that in perspective, that's more than half the population of South Bend itself! And now, nearly 10 months in, Buttigieg has his first crisis on his hands: A massive supply chain breakdown exploding across the country that will affect every American, particularly the low and middle class. When the media does finally ask Buttigieg about the supply chain crisis, he uses his time on places like CNN to plug President Biden’s infrastructure and Build Back Better plans.
Chicago officers defying Mayor Lightfoot's vaccine mandate: 'Everybody up in arms across the board'
John Catanzara, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, said Friday Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate is "absolutely wrong" and instructed other officers not to comply. The mandate takes effect Friday and requires all police officers to be vaccinated or get tested for COVID-19 twice a week. CHICAGO POLICE UNION ‘100% AGAINST' VACCINE MANDATE FOR OFFICERS: ‘HELL, NO’On "Fox & Friends," Catanzara estimated about half of his officers have been vaccinated, but he said even those who have received the vaccine agree that a mandate is wrong. He told Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt that the mandate was Lightfoot’s decision and not something the public had called for. INGRAHAM: BIDEN'S VACCINE MANDATE WILL WRECK ECONOMY, ‘HAUNT BUSINESSES FOR YEARS’Catanzara said the police department is not alone in pushing back on the mandate.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain has been 'elite' mouthpiece
If there’s one person who knows about "high-class problems," it’s Ron Klain. The White House chief of staff, 59, has been a fixture among the political elite for nearly four decades — and made out quite well as a result. A financial disclosure report released by the White House in March showed Klain had assets valued between $4.4 million and $12.2 million. By comparison, when Klain became Biden’s chief of staff in 2009, disclosure reports showed him owning between $1.4 million and $3.5 million in assets. Since arriving in Washington, Klain has worked with and for a who’s who of prominent Democrats including Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Southern California Dems distancing from Biden admin on supply chain crisis, oil spill disaster
California Democrats are distancing themselves from the Biden administration over recent supply chain and environmental crises in the greater Los Angeles area. Southern California Democratic Reps. Katie Porter, Alan Lowenthal and Mike Levin announced they will hold a joint congressional hearing in Irvine next week on the oil spill. Their release did not mention a discussion of the bottlenecked supply chain issues or the environmental hazard of a fire at the port. On the other hand, Southern California Republicans have been extremely vocal on the crises engulfing their own districts. The backlog in our ports has caused ships to idle off our coastline for weeks, which may have contributed to the oil spill that devastated our community.
Outspoken US Marine's defense team says guilty plea shows Pentagon what accountability looks like
"This case began with a call for accountability by Stu Scheller," Tim Parlatore, one of Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller's attorneys, told Fox News. Parlatore said by pleading guilty Thursday morning, Scheller was "standing up and taking accountability, showing the Pentagon leadership what it looks like to stand up and take responsibility for your actions." SCHELLER, MARINE WHO CRITICIZED AFGHANISTAN WITHDRAWAL, PLEADS GUILTY TO ALL CHARGES IN COURT-MARTIAL HEARINGThe court accepted Scheller's guilty plea to all five misdemeanor-level charges he faced. Parlatore told Fox News that Scheller had experienced "emotional anguish" watching the Taliban takeover Kabul, describing it as an "incredibly painful experience for Stu" and other veterans. The court issued Scheller a letter of reprimand and a forfeiture of $5,000 pay for one month.
Hemmer presses pro-Biden economist on calling inflation a 'high-class problem': 'What were you thinking?'
Later in the segment, Hemmer further pressed Furman on the validity of his "high-class problems" comment. "My guess would be if you were paying two bucks a gallon for gasoline a year ago and now it’s over four bucks—that’s not a high-class problem for anyone. In his final question, Hemmer again circled back and pressed Furman a third time. "You’re standing by this whole ‘high-class problem’ thing, you haven’t backed away from that in this conversation." He added that if that unemployment rate was still a reality, the country would have "had a much worse problem."
Harvard's endowment swells by $11.3 billion as 20% of US households lose all savings during pandemic
Harvard University reported that its endowment grew by more than $11.3 billion over the last year as nearly 20% of U.S. households reported losing their entire savings during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent poll. Harvard’s endowment, driven by a nearly 34% return on its investment, ballooned to more than $53 billion, the university’s annual financial report published Thursday showed. Meanwhile, nearly one-third of households earning less than $50,000 lost all their savings, according to a Tuesday poll conducted by Harvard’s school of public health, NPR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2018 saw the second highest return over the past five years at 10%, according to the school's financial reports. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPKlain retweeted Furman and added "This" with hand emojis pointing toward the professor’s tweet.
$2 million raised for Marine who scorned superiors over Afghan withdrawal
Over 27,000 donors have contributed $2 million for the decorated U.S. Marine who criticized his commanders for mishandling troop withdrawal in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller took to Facebook Live in August to condemn his superiors for embarrassing the country in a number of videos that quickly circulated the internet. Scheller's parents, Stu and Cathy Scheller, spoke to "Fox News Primetime" Friday to voice their concerns about their son's well-being. According to Stu Scheller, they have been told by the Marine Corps that Lt. Col. Scheller could face "a long prison term." CLICK HERE TO READ TO READ THE FOX NEWS APPJohn Habel, who matched Kenyon's donation, labeled Scheller's superiors as "a shameful cabal of cowards who should have all resigned."
Congressmen denied access to Afghan refugees at US base in Qatar, Rep. Issa says
Several congressmen, including members of both political parties, were denied access to Afghan refugees at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, Republican California Rep. Darrell Issa told Fox News. Issa told Fox News in a Thursday phone call that he is "frustrated that the administration decided to deny us oversight of the remaining refugees here or any real access to these centers." Now, they are holding refugee camp on an American military base, and they don't want us to know who they are," an Issa staffer told Fox News. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRepublicans have raised serious concerns in recent weeks about the Biden administration's vetting of Afghan refugees. A CENTCOM spokesman didn't return Fox News' request for comment by press time.
Nikolas Cruz, gunman in 2018 Florida school shooting, to plead guilty
Alleged Parkland, Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will plead guilty attorneys said Friday on all 17 counts of attempted murder and all 17 counts of premeditated murder. The 23-year-old suspect, police said, has confessed to the 2018 massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. ALLEGED FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTER NIKOLAS CRUZ TO PLEAD GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS: REPORTCruz's status hearing in Broward County Circuit Court before Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer was scheduled abruptly on Thursday. His lawyers have previously offered to plead guilty in exchange for a guaranteed sentence of life in prison. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWSVN-Channel 7 reported Thursday that Cruz would also plead guilty to battery on Broward County jail guard Sgt.
Virginia parents say they should tell schools what to teach, poll shows
The majority of Virginia parents say they should be able to tell schools what to teach their children, a new poll shows, amid the ongoing national controversy surrounding critical race theory being injected into curricula and parents across the country pushing back. Only 34 percent of the 1,000 parents polled believe they “should not” tell schools what to include in the state’s curriculum. Angry parents and community members protest after a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia on June 22, 2021. Parents and community members attend a Loudoun County School Board meeting which included a discussion about the academic doctrine known as critical race theory, in Ashburn, Virginia on June 22, 2021. People talk before the start of a rally against critical race theory being taught in schools at the Loudoun County Government Center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021.
Goldman Sachs profit surges amid flurry of dealmaking
Goldman Sachs reported a 66-percent surge in third-quarter earnings that swept past expectations on Friday, as Wall Street’s biggest investment bank rode a record wave of M&A activity that has also boosted profit for other big US banks. Overall financial advisory revenue jumped 225 percent to $1.65 billion, while underwriting revenue surged 33% to $1.90 billion. Goldman Sachs’ investment bank had its second-best quarter ever, with revenue of $3.7 billion. The global markets business, which now houses the trading business and accounts for roughly 41 percent of overall revenue, reported revenue of $5.61 billion, up 23 percent. Shares of the investment bank were up nearly 2.5 percent in premarket trading.
Norway victim reportedly screamed for her life in pool of blood after bow and arrow rampage
“I heard awful yelling and screaming while I was at home. It sounded like a couple quarreling or fighting,” Thomas Nilsen, an optometry student who lives in the area, told the outlet. “Five minutes later, I heard the sound of a lady yelling like I had never heard before. Bear witness that I am a Muslim,” Bråthen reportedly said in English in a Facebook video that was flagged to police. If the accused is not shielded from this and from other prisoners, important evidence could be lost,” the ruling stated.
CDC: Record high drug overdose deaths in US at over 96,000 in 12-month period
In the 12-month period ending March 2021, the reported number of deaths was 96,779, but the predicted number was higher at 99,106 . In response to the worsening overdose epidemic, the AMA launched the AMA Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force. "Every effort must be made to remove health inequities and other barriers for patients with substance use disorders, mental illness and patients with pain. However, the vast majority of the country isn’t offering justice-involved populations evidence-based treatment interventions and psychosocial support programs, he said. "Addressing stigma, giving people hope, a reason to live, giving them hope that they can be productive members of society is going to be very important in reversing the course of the opioid epidemic," Aoun added in part.
Christopher Rufo: Walmart vs. whiteness – hourly employees guilty of 'internalized racial superiority'
Walmart Inc. has launched a critical race theory training program that denounces the United States as a "white supremacy system" and teaches white, hourly wage employees that they are guilty of "white supremacy thinking" and "internalized racial superiority." The program is based on the core principles of critical race theory, including "intersectionality," "internalized racial oppression," "internalized racial inferiority," and "white anti-racist development." Walmart employees who are racial minorities, in the framework of the training program, suffer from "constructed racist oppression" and "internalized racial inferiority." CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERWalmart’s training program seems a study in opportunism. Meantime, their hourly workers, making between $25,000 and $30,000 yearly, are asked to undergo dishonest and humiliating rituals to confront their "white privilege" and "white supremacy thinking."
Job Creators Network CEO: Biden vaccine mandate 'ridiculous' and will impact everything
Job Creators Network CEO Alfredo Ortiz ripped President Biden's vaccine mandate because it is affecting businesses. Ortiz said on "Fox & Friends" Friday that his group has placed a billboard in New York City's Times Square urging Biden to drop the policy. BIDEN EMPLOYER VACCINE MANDATE A STEP CLOSER TO REALITY AS OSHA SUBMITS RULE TEXT TO OMB FOR REVIEWALFREDO ORTIZ: What prompted it is just the feedback that we were getting from all of our small business members across the country. It’s a major issue for small businesses and they should reverse course. This thing is ridiculous and it’s going to impact everything.
FBI joins investigation into Orange County oil spill as LA-area crises mount
The FBI is joining an investigation into a large oil spill off of California 's southern coast, which caused Huntington Beach to close, due to thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline owned by Houston-based firm Amplify Energy. "The FBI has joined an investigation into the Orange County oil spill near Huntington Beach, California, and is one of many federal agencies investigating to determine the cause of the rupture." CALIFORNIA AG INVESTIGATING OIL SPILL THAT FORCED HUNTINGTON BEACH TO CLOSEThe California Department of Justice is also investigating the oil leak that sparked fears of an environmental disaster near Huntington Beach, California Attorney General Rob Bonta said on Monday. "The oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach is an environmental disaster with far-reaching consequences for our fish and wildlife, for our communities, and for our economy," Bonta said in a press release. The Orange County district attorney’s office and the U.S. Coast Guard are also looking into the environmental disaster.
Second largest mortgage lender reverses Bitcoin plan
The second-largest mortgage lender in the country – United Wholesale Mortgage -- is reversing course on its plans to accept cryptocurrencyDespite being the "first mortgage lender to successfully pilot this technology" over the past two months, UWM doesn't plan on continuing to offer cryptocurrency as a payment option due to its rising cost and volatility. SECOND LARGEST US MORTGAGE LENDER ACCEPTING BITCOIN: 'WE’RE JUST GIVING OPTIONS'At the time, Ishbia said UWM was not only going to accept Bitcoin, but was also looking into possibly accepting Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies as well. UWM began to pilot the technology to see if it's a "faster, easier and cheaper solution." The mortgage lender accepted its first-ever cryptocurrency mortgage payment in September, followed by five more cryptocurrency mortgage payments in October from borrowers. UWM also said that it will continue to monitor cryptocurrency, the use of blockchain technology and opportunities for future use.
Progressives fume as Biden Supreme Court commission seems to reject court-packing
Initial progressive reaction to draft discussion materials released by the White House's presidential commission on the Supreme Court Thursday was not positive, as Democratic activists and commentators derided the commission for its apparent reluctance to endorse court-packing. "It assumes that today's Supreme Court is basically apolitical while fretting that reforms with any real teeth would politicize it, and potentially break democracy. Supreme Court justices would for part of the year travel around the country and decide cases as an appeals judge before returning to Washington, D.C., to resume their normal duties. "When you put no court reformers on your court reform commission, you end up with no court reform," Elie Mystal of The Nation wrote on Twitter. He added that the discussion materials are "absolutely useless" and "designed to produce no change."
The late show, with Joe Biden: The president on average is more than 20 minutes tardy for his events
What Biden did not address is whatever bottleneck it was that caused him to be 38 minutes late for his 2:20 pm event. From June 1 through the end of last week, Biden was an average of 22.4 minutes late for his publicly scheduled events, according to a Fox News tally. The president showed up an average of 34 minutes late for his events. He arrived at an event alongside Vice President Kamala Harris with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander civil rights leaders 45 minutes late. In September, the president attended an event to commemorate the Jewish High Holidays 20 minutes late, an event to deliver remarks in honor of labor unions 30 minutes late, and an event discussing the impacts of Hurricane Ida 40 minutes late.
British Conservative politician Sir David Amess dead after being stabbed while meeting constituents
A Conservative Party minister in the U.K. has died after being stabbed during a meeting with his constituents at a church, according to police. David Amess, 69, was speaking at a Methodist Church Friday when a man entered and stabbed him. Amess’ office had previously confirmed to Reuters that he had been stabbed but provided no other details. John Lamb, a fellow conservative councilor, said he was still at the church and police were only letting paramedics in. FIVE JUVENILES ESCAPE FROM LOUISIANA JAILAn air ambulance flew in so that Amess could receive treatment at the scene for his injuries.
Scheller, Marine who criticized Afghanistan withdrawal, sentenced to reprimand, forfeiture of $5K in pay
The judge, on Friday, said he would have given a two-month forfeiture of pay, had it not been for the nine days Scheller spent in pre-trial confinement. The letter of reprimand was much less than what was recommended. The prosecution recommended a forfeiture of $5,000 of pay for 6 months and a letter of reprimand. The maximum penalty could have been forfeiture of 2/3 monthly pay for 12 months and a letter of reprimand. His other charges include contempt toward officers, disrespect toward superior commissioned officers and failure to obey order or regulation.
Biden Supreme Court commission debates court-packing amid liberal backlash to split approach to reform
President Biden's Supreme Court commission is meeting on Friday to discuss potential reforms to the court after it released wide-ranging discussion materials which touched on court-packing and several other potential changes Thursdsay night. "Proponents of Court expansion argue that by adding two or more seats to the Supreme Court, Democratic lawmakers could help restore balance to – and, thus, the legitimacy of – the Court. "Recent polls suggest that a majority of the public does not support Court expansion. And even some supporters of Court expansion acknowledged during the Commission's public hearings, the reform… would be perceived by many as a partisan maneuver." The progressive American Constitution Society president Russ Feingold nevertheless hit back against the balanced content of the commission's discussion materials.
Buttigieg on paternity leave since mid-August amid supply chain crunch, infrastructure debate
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on paternity leave since mid-August – with his time off coming amid the Biden administration's efforts to quell the supply chain crunch and the ongoing infrastructure debate on Capitol Hill to move forward with President Biden's agenda. Buttigieg's time off comes as the Biden administration grapples with supply chain bottlenecks and amid efforts to ease shipping backlogs. Officials said that across the six companies, more than 3,500 additional containers per week will move at night through the end of the year. The White House this week said that Buttigieg and Port Envoy John Porcari will work with stakeholders and help more businesses access the expanded hours. As for the infrastructure debate, Democrats are targeting the end of October to pass an infrastructure package and reconciliation.
Secretary Buttigieg stays on paternity leave amid supply chain crisis
The Department of Transportation has just revealed that Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on paternity leave since mid-August amid the massive ongoing supply chain crisis, according to a report. Buttigieg’s team told the outlet that the secretary has been on paternity leave for nearly two months to spend time with his husband and two newborn babies. “Pete Buttigieg was completely unqualified to serve as Secretary of Transportation,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) Pete Buttigieg? Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration Julian Castro only took a “week or so” of paternity leave, his office told Politico.
UK politician David Amess reportedly stabbed multiple times
A British politician was reportedly stabbed multiple times Friday in a church at his regular meeting of constituents. David Amess, a lawmaker in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, was attacked by a man who walked into the meeting in the church in Essex, Sky News said. The 69-year-old Member of Parliament was stabbed multiple times and was being treated at the scene, Sky said, stressing that his condition is unclear. David Amess, a lawmaker in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, was attacked. APArmed police swooped on the church following the attack at around 1 p.m. UK time, The Sun said.
Liberal WaPo columnist slams 'triggered' Yale after report on 'racist' party invitation: 'Do some growing up'
Liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus slammed Yale Law School students and officials who became upset over a party invitation sent by another student they claimed contained "pejorative and racist language." He also belongs to the conservataive Federalist Society. Marcus noted that she also claimed the Federalist Society "has historically supported anti-Black rhetoric." Colbert recorded the conversation secretly, which revealed Eldik claiming that the Federalist Society was "triggering" for some students because of "oppressive" political affiliations. "But that’s not the biggest challenge at Yale or at other law school campuses.
Blinken dodges on whether Biden admin has mismanaged foreign policy crises
Secretary of State Tony Blinken sidestepped a question Thursday on whether the Biden administration has mismanaged key foreign policy issues in recent months, instead asserting that the international community was overwhelmingly receptive to President Biden’s approach. When asked if he had any response to the criticism, Blinken instead spoke about what he described as a positive reception to Biden’s foreign policy approach among leaders at the United Nations General Assembly. Blinken said talks this week between Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron were productive. Blinken also spoke at length about domestic fallout over the Biden administration’s response to the Haitian refugee crisis. "I really understand the passion that comes with this and I understand Dan’s passion," Blinken said.
Bitcoin nears $60K for first time in six months as ETF nears approval
Bitcoin was last seen trading at more than $59,300 per coin, up almost 3 percent from a day earlier. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twins made famous for their role in the history of Facebook, filed the first application for a Bitcoin ETF in 2013. The SEC has until Monday at midnight to reject the Bitcoin futures ETF sponsored by ProShares, otherwise it will begin trading on Tuesday. “Before investing in a fund that holds Bitcoin futures contracts, make sure you carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits,” the office tweeted Thursday afternoon. Gensler has previously signaled he’d favor ETFs based on regulated Bitcoin futures, though he’s also ramped up his criticism of the crypto sector in recent months, calling it the “Wild West.”
Evergrande fallout is ‘controllable,’ China’s central bank says
China’s central bank on Friday said the fallout from the cash crunch at embattled real estate developer Evergrande is “controllable,” blaming the company’s issues on poor management, weeks after missed payments spooked global investors. Authorities in Beijing and local governments in provinces around the country are resolving the situation based on “rule-of-law principles,” Zou Lan, head of the People’s Bank of China’s financial markets department, said in Mandarin at a news conference Friday. The real estate developer’s expansion “led to severe worsening of its financial metrics, and risks blew up in the end,” Zou said. Skeptics of China’s financial markets have alleged that the risks posed by Evergrande are evidence of years of economic growth thinly supported by massive debt, and that the bubble could pop at any moment. The potential contagion to the country’s financial markets sparked by Evergrande have prompted comparisons to the sudden collapse of Lehman Brothers 13 years ago in the US.
Good news, Florida Man, the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades comes with a snorkel and winch
Ford has confirmed the introduction of a Bronco Everglades model that will be released next summer. The Bronco was engineered to pass crash tests with a winch installed and after-sale accessory versions are already available, but the Everglades will be the first that comes with one from the factory. Cowl-mounted snorkel air intakes are a popular customization for off-road vehicles that help provide clean air to the engine in both wet and dusty environments. Pricing for the Everglades will be announced closer to when it goes on sale, but it's not the only significant update for 2022. That brings the starting price of a Sasquatch equipped Bronco down to $38,180.
Pompeo says world is 'very concerned' America is 'leaving the international stage' under Biden foreign policy
"I think they see the first nine months, and they are very concerned that America is leaving the international stage." Reflecting on his interactions with members of the Taliban during the Trump administration, Pompeo said they only "understood one thing." BLINKEN DODGES ON WHETHER BIDEN ADMIN HAS MISMANAGED FOREIGN POLICY CRISES"The world is looking for American leadership," he continued. Citing actions under former President Trump, Pompeo said "we were prepared to use, very judiciously, American military power and American economic power to deliver." "I pray that they restore American credibility," Pompeo said of the Biden administration.
Tessa Majors murder: Teen sentenced to 9 years to life as Majors' dad breaks down in court
"Nearly two years later, we still find words inadequate to describe the immeasurable pain, trauma, and suffering that our family has endured since her senseless murder," read Bogdanos as Inman Majors wept in the gallery. "Mostly she loved her family and friends, her cats, and especially her younger brother," the statement read. OFF-DUTY NYPD OFFICER ALLEGEDLY SHOT PARTNER IN TANGLED LOVE TRIANGLE"The murder of Tessa Majors tore at the fabric of this entire city," said Justice Robert Mandelbaum. "As a human, I feel ashamed, embarrassed and sad," Lewis, slumped in his chair, told the court, without looking at Majors’ father. "Our lives are forever changed, and not a day goes by that we don’t think about what could have been for Tess’s future," the parents wrote.
John Kerry goes viral after saying Biden 'literally had not been aware' of what led to US-France dustup
White House Climate Envoy John Kerry went viral on Tuesday after telling French television that President Biden was unaware of the spat between the U.S. and France as it fueled last month. He literally had not been aware of what had transpired," Kerry said towards the end of the interview. "@ClimateEnvoy John Kerry says @POTUS isn't consulted on reactions of key US Allies," Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., reacted. BIDEN NOT 'AWARE OF WHAT HAD TRANSPIRED’ IN AUKUS SUBMARINE DEAL: KERRY"If Joe Biden was not aware that France had recalled its ambassador, what else doesn’t he know?" A top EU official appointed by French President Emanuel Macron further suggested last month it was time to "pause and reset our EU-U.S.
Carrie Severino: Clarence Thomas' 30 years of fearlessness, foresight on the Supreme Court
Justice Clarence Thomas is in that select category. At the beginning of his tenure on the court, Thomas was disrespected by many legal experts who dismissed him as a blind follower of Scalia. Many of Thomas’ opinions reflect his commitment to the three-part structure of the federal government and the separation of powers. Besides being bold, Justice Thomas is prolific. Justice Thomas has consistently shown foresight in identifying areas where the court can improve its fidelity to the Constitution.
Ingraham: Biden's vaccine mandate will wreck economy, 'haunt businesses for years'
President Joe Biden's vaccine-related policies will "haunt businesses for years," Laura Ingraham predicted in the opening monologue of ‘The Ingraham Angle' Thursday night. 'INGRAHAM ANGLE' ON TEACHERS FIGHTING VACCINE MANDATESIngraham criticized General Mark Milley and Dr. Anthony Fauci for lying and "undermining their professions" without any consequences. By contrast, ‘The Ingraham Angle’ host praised questioners of vaccine-related policies, including Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr., parents at school board meetings and NBA players. Vaccine mandates have taken a toll on the working class nationwide. In New York state alone, about 34,000 health care workers have quit or lost their jobs because of Biden's vaccine mandate.
Sen. Marco Rubio: It's time to fire John Kerry, Biden's ethically challenged climate czar
For weeks, rumors have swirled in Washington about President Joe Biden’s climate czar John Kerry and his opposition to taking concrete action against the Chinese Communist Party’s use of slave labor. In other words, Kerry appears to be profiting from slave labor. Companies including Nike, Apple, and Amazon benefit from slave labor or sourcing from suppliers that do. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe AFL-CIO called "on the Biden administration to take the commonsense actions." The first step is to fire John Kerry as climate czar.
Former President Bill Clinton recovering in California hospital after non-COVID infection worsens
Here's what you need to know as you start your day …Bill Clinton hospitalized in California with a non-COVID-related infection; receives visit from Hillary ClintonFormer President Bill Clinton remained in a California hospital early Friday after being admitted earlier in the week for a non- COVID-19 -related infection. "On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection," Clinton's spokesman, Angel Urena, said in a statement on Thursday evening. University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California, confirmed that Clinton was being treated there, Reuters reported . The former president, 75, was in Southern California to attend private events related to the Clinton Foundation, the Los Angeles Times reported. He’s up and about, joking and charming the hospital staff."
On The Ground In Afghanistan With Trey Yingst
For over six weeks, FOX News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst was in Afghanistan before, during and after the Taliban takeover of the country. His coverage was widely praised as he spoke to people on the ground as they tried to flee the country, find lost family members of cope with the food crisis. He also spent some of his time Afghanistan talking directly with members of the Taliban as they took control. We saw in the beginning of the pandemic there was a housing boom as many people left big cities for homes in more suburban areas. Plus, commentary by Fox News contributor and author of the new book, “Rigged”, Mollie Hemingway.
Newt Gingrich: Left’s big-government, socialist system ‘falling apart’ – and Americans know it
BIDEN SAYS NUMBER OF UNVACCINATED AMERICANS ‘UNACCEPTABLY HIGH,’ INSISTS MANDATES ‘WORKING’NEWT GINGRICH: You have a system, the American system, which is falling apart. You have hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants -- and by the way, Joe Biden doesn’t do anything to apply his fancy rules and his mandates to illegal immigrants. They don’t get tested, they don’t get vaccinated, we don’t check on them for health reasons. The taxpayers are funding all the illegal immigrants who are not required to do any of this. Their system, this entire big-government socialist system, is falling apart.
Former Defense Secretary: Watching Kabul withdrawal made me sick
“I actually wasn’t feeling very well, and I realized it was because of what was happening in Kabul. Robert Gates blames President Joe Biden and Donald Trump for the Afghanistan withdrawal fiasco. So that was in February of 2020.”Once that agreement was forged, Gates argues, the Trump administration should have moved quickly to bring Afghan allies out of the country. The Biden administration, for its part, has accused the Trump administration of neglecting the official processes for helping Afghans gain asylum in the US. Meanwhile, Gates says does not believe the US military can be used for nation-building in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tucker Carlson: Supply chain struggles could spell bad news for Democrats
He's now a top White House aide to Joe Biden. TOP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL RETWEETS POST CALLING INFLATION, SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES ‘HIGH CLASS PROBLEMS’As for China, it has indeed changed as Bill Clinton promised that it would. On the roads, there’s a shortage of truck driversREPORTER: The White House says it’s addressing the issues fueled by COVID 19, a labor shortage and increased demand. Ron Klain, who is Joe Biden's chief of staff at the White House, promptly endorsed that tweet. Things you're going to change if this continues, you can believe that.
Former FBI deputy chief McCabe gets pension back in lawsuit settlement
The Justice Department has agreed to restore former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s full pension as part of its settlement of McCabe’s lawsuit stemming from his firing from the bureau more than three-and-a-half years ago, his lawyer announced Thursday. McCabe sued the Justice Department and FBI in August 2019, arguing that his March 2018 dismissal by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions was a political move ordered by then-President Donald Trump. The settlement announced Thursday vacates that decision and expunges from McCabe’s personnel folder any references to having been fired. The Justice Department also did not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement. Former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
As Biden agenda fails, woke agenda will rise: Ramaswamy
"Woke, Inc." author Vivek Ramaswamy said as more fallout unravels from President Joe Biden's domestic and foreign policies, the more the administration will ratchet up their woke agenda on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "The Biden administration using and projecting these progressive values as a smokescreen to deflect accountability for their actual policy failures." "Mark my words," he said, when the going gets tough with skeletons in the White House's policy closet, the woke agenda will become fiercer. I think that's going to be a good thing for the Left. I think it's going to be a good thing for this country because that's ultimately what the Left and Right ought to be arguing about."
Hannity rips 'Shadow President' Klain for dismissing inflation concerns
In his Opening Monologue on Thursday, Sean Hannity identified White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain as the "puppeteer" behind the actions of the "cognitively impaired" 78-year-old President Joe Biden, calling out the Delaware Democrat's longtime confidant for dismissing the American people's concerns about rising inflation. Klain, who served as Biden's vice presidential chief of staff as well as President Obama's Ebola czar, retweeted a Harvard professor who diagnosed the current inflation spike as a "high-class problem". "Shadow President and master puppeteer – so kind, so thoughtful and loving – Ron Klain … believes we smelly Walmart shoppers of America, that cling to God, guns, Bibles, and religion don’t need to worry about inflation," he said. Hannity said the future only looks bleaker for Americans:"Look at your gas tank, how much does it cost you to fill your tank? The host echoed a sentiment from CNBC anchor Joe Kernen, about a Democratic president "losing" Summers:"It’s really bad and it gets worse," Hannity said, finishing Kernen's thought in his own regard.
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Jana Partners takes stake in Macy’s, urges e-commerce spinoff
An activist shareholder has taken a stake in Macy’s Inc. and is urging the famed retailer to spin off its fast-growing e-commerce business, according to people familiar with the matter. Saks Fifth Avenue, the biggest department-store rival for Macy’s, plans to separate its e-commerce business from its store operations as part of a deal that includes an additional investment. Jana is eyeing a similar arrangement, and the Macy’s e-commerce business has already drawn interest from firms that could invest in it in conjunction with a spinoff, some of the people said. Jana believes a stand-alone e-commerce business would be worth a multiple of the current market value of Macy’s, which stood at about $7 billion Thursday. Venture-capital firm Insight Partners said it would invest $500 million for a minority stake in Saks.com, valuing the business at $2 billion.
As yields rise, some US banks shift cash to Treasuries
Bank of America Corp and Citigroup Inc on Thursday said they had picked up extra net interest revenue during the quarter by buying securities with higher yields. TOP US BANKS REPORT DOUBLE-DIGIT PROFIT GROWTH LAST QUARTERCitigroup Chief Financial Officer Mark Mason said the bank has been buying Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities. If they buy securities to earn more interest now, they risk missing out on even higher yields, left with securities that have lost value. The changing outlook for higher yields and more lending has driven bank stocks this year. Dimon, when asked by analysts how much cash JPMorgan could put into securities, said: "We can easily do $200 billion."
Pollster says de Blasio not yet 'serious' enough to be included in NY gov poll
"We wanted Hochul, Cuomo and Tish James — but De Blasio is sort of around the fringes," Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Poll, told the New York Post . If de Blasio gets serious or there’s more speculation we will [add him] next time for sure." NYC'S DE BLASIO BOOTING THOMAS JEFFERSON STATUE FROM CITY HALLThe matchup poll, published earlier this week, contained names that included New York’s current Gov. "With Tish James, there is much more speculation that she will run. De Blasio added, " I want to keep serving in one way or another in the future," de Blasio said.
Delta Air Lines CEO ditches ‘divisive’ COVID vaccine mandate; marks 90% employee vaccination rate
Delta Air Lines is the only U.S. carrier to hold off on enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate for employees and CEO Ed Bastian reported that it’s been an effective tactic for vaccination rates and compliance. The Delta head revealed on "The Claman Countdown" that the company has reached a more than 90% vaccination rate and expects it to rise another 5% within the next month without a mandate in place. "A month before the president came out with the mandate, we had already announced our plan to get all of our people vaccinated. The CEO shared that the company has recorded 116 "perfect days" this year without cancelations which is right on par with pre-pandemic 2019 numbers. "Delta’s done a great job all year long with making certain that we’re managing supply and demand in equilibrium," he said.
Chicago police union boss tells cops to defy COVID-19 vaccine mandate
A Chicago police union boss told cops to defy the city’s upcoming COVID-19 vaccination reporting mandate. Under the order, unvaccinated municipal workers who don’t submit to regular COVID-19 tests would be placed on unpaid leave. Chicago has the nation’s second-largest police department, consisting of about 13,000 cops, many of whom would not comply with the mandate, Catanzara threatened in an online video. Catanzara instructed his members to file for exemptions to receiving the vaccine, but not inform the city, in the clip. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago have an order in place to have city workers report their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Texas school teachers told to counter Holocaust books with ‘opposing’ views
A secret audio recording revealed a Texas school administrator warning teachers to balance out classroom books on the Holocaust with “opposing” views. “Believe me – that’s come up,” replies Peddy, the school district’s director of curriculum and instruction. A spokeswoman for the district told NBC school leaders recognize “teachers are in a precarious position” due to new legal requirements. A state teachers union and state Senator have said the school district is misinterpreting the law. NBC obtained a photo of teachers in an apparent protest of the discussion having stretched yellow caution tape across bookshelves.
Federal appeals court keeps Texas fetal heartbeat law in place again
A divided federal appeals court Thursday rejected the Biden administration’s attempt to stop Texas from enforcing the state’s law prohibiting abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected — leaving the measure in place while the courts decide its ultimate fate. The law, known as SB8, went into effect last month after the Supreme Court denied an emergency appeal filed by abortion providers. While similar measures in other states have been struck down by federal courts, the Texas law has so far prevailed in part due to its unusual structure that leaves enforcement up to private citizens. Texas Right to Life, the state’s largest anti-abortion group, set up a tipline to receive allegations against abortion providers but has not filed any lawsuits. The Biden administration could now seek a rehearing or go straight to the Supreme Court, just as abortion providers unsuccessfully tried in August.
Andrew McCabe, FBI official fired by Trump administration, gets pension restored
In a settlement deal disclosed Thursday, fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has had his government pension fully restored. Nearly a year before McCabe was ousted in March 2018, the Trump administration had terminated James Comey, who was the bureau’s director. Trump quickly acknowledged McCabe’s ouster on Twitter, writing: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. The settlement deal reached this week vacates Sessions’ decision, removes from McCabe’s FBI record any references to having been fired, and restores his retirement money, according to the AP. In a statement upon the disclosure of the deal, McCabe alleged that his firing was politically motivated.
Texas vaccine mandate ban tested by DoD requirement that federal contractors in state get shots
The Pentagon said Thursday that defense contractors and their employees, including those in Texas, would be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine, despite an order from Republican Gov. "These requirements are promulgated pursuant to federal law and supersede any contrary state or local law or ordinance," the federal guidance states. "Additionally, nothing in the task force guidance shall excuse noncompliance with any applicable state law or municipal ordinance establishing more protective workplace safety protocols than those established under the task force guidance." Last month, the White House said federal contractors must have a COVID-19 vaccine by Dec. 8. Other prominent contractors in Texas include Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies and L3Harris Technologies.
Mayoral hopeful Eric Adams talks tough against NYC shoplifting crisis
New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams declared his administration “won’t be sitting back” amid a spike in shoplifting that has emboldened thieves stripping some store shelves bare. The Democrat running to be the city’s next mayor is hoping a pro-law enforcement attitude will be kryptonite to people like the “Man of Steal” who has been nabbed for shoplifting 46 times this year but kept getting put back on the streets. That’s the balance that we must show.”The Post exclusively reported on Isaac Rodriguez, a 22-year-old Queens man who was arrested 57 times this year, including 46 times for retail theft. Small-time bandits arrested for shoplifting are usually back on the streets, potentially allowing some to go right back to their sticky-handed ways. Isaac Rodriguez went on a shoplifting spree this year, getting arrested 46 times for retail theft.
Bipartisan reps denied access to Afghan refugees, facilities in Qatar
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he and a group of bipartisan lawmakers were denied access to refugees and holding facilities in Doha, Qatar, as members look to aid in evacuation efforts of constituents and Afghan allies that remain in Afghanistan. In the beginning, there were refugees at both, now there are refugees in only one of them. They gave us plenty of opportunity to meet with airmen from our various home states for lunch, but denied any access to the facilities or the individuals who have been stranded there. Children play with stones at an Afghan refugees camp on Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J., on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew HarnikHe added that when officials were pressed on numbers by members they received little clarification on the numbers.
Texas man gets 23 years for using Grindr app to target gay men for hate crimes
A Texas man who used the popular dating app Grindr to target gay men for violent hate crimes was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison on Wednesday, the US Department of Justice announced. “This defendant targeted innocent victims for violent crimes simply because he believed they were gay,” said Texas Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division in a statement. “This sentence affirms that bias-motivated crimes run contrary to our national values and underscores the Justice Department’s commitment to aggressively prosecuting bias-motivated crimes, including crimes against the LGBTQI community. We will continue to pursue justice for victims of bias-motivated crimes, wherever they occur.”This is not the first time that Grindr has been used to lure people into robberies. Earlier this year, police in Atlanta warned Grindr users to be on alert following eight robberies that began as possible romantic matches on the gay dating app.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain has been ‘elite’ mouthpiece
If there’s one person who knows about “high-class problems,” it’s Ron Klain. The White House chief of staff, 59, has been a fixture among the political elite for nearly four decades — and made out quite well as a result. A financial disclosure report released by the White House in March showed Klain had assets valued between $4.4 million and $12.2 million. By comparison, when Klain became Biden’s chief of staff in 2009, disclosure reports showed him owning between $1.4 million and $3.5 million in assets. Most notably, Klain received a salary of nearly $2 million last year from Revolution LLC, an investment firm started by AOL co-founder Steve Case where Klain was executive vice president and general counsel.
Biden’s Supreme Court commission cautions against increasing number of justices
President Biden’s commission examining potential changes to the Supreme Court released preliminary documents Thursday warning that increasing the number of justices all at once would likely deal a hammer blow to the court’s legitimacy. “As a legal matter, we conclude that Congress has broad power to structure the Supreme Court by expanding (or contracting) the number of Justices,” read one document released ahead of a scheduled Friday meeting of the commission. Progressives have long advocated for some kind of alteration to the Supreme Court — whether by increasing the number of justices from the current 9 or implementing a fixed term of office rather than allowing justices to serve until retirement or death. The commission did favor the idea of justices serving term limits as a potential change to the court. Supreme Court justices stay for generations.”Conservatives had expressed fear that the 36-member commission would recommend sweeping changes to the high court, despite Biden’s promise that it would be bipartisan in nature.
Bill Clinton had 'nightmares' about future of country after leaving office
Former President Bill Clinton said he had "nightmares" about what could happen to the future of the U.S. after he left office. Clinton said while in office he was "often kept up late at night worrying" about things like Russia’s potential to slip back into communism. "After I left office when I had more free time I had more nightmares thinking about what else could go wrong in our country," Clinton, who was succeeded by President George W. Bush, said. It’s been an eventful 20 years since I left office," he said. "I’ve been very fortunate because under President Bush and President Obama I was given a lot of chances to help."
Biden Supreme Court commission opposes adding justices
The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court released its first report Thursday, suggesting that an expansion of the court would be unlikely to achieve balance and instead recommending the rotation of justices. "There are also reasons to doubt that Court expansion necessarily would produce benefits in terms of diversity of efficiency," the Commission said in the report. But the commission pointed to other risks to expanding the court, including recent polling that indicates the public does not favor court expansion, while noting that expanding the court could lead to a "continuous cycle of future expansions." "To be sure, any Supreme Court Reform would likely require unified government," the report says. One idea floated by the commission as an alternative to expansion is a rotation system, which would see judges rotate between service on the Supreme Court and in lower federal courts.
Democrats’ court-packing push must be rejected, more than 400,000 Americans urge
"An overwhelming majority of Americans reject proposals to 'reform' the Supreme Court of the United States by adding to the number of justices and by limiting judicial review," it added. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOther Democrats have also pushed for additional seats to be added to the Supreme Court. According to Markey, the expansion of the Supreme Court from 9 justices to 13 "rights the wrongs the Republicans have done" to the court. "We're here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken," Markey said. Expanding the Supreme Court is equal justice and will ensure equal justice is dispensed to all Americans."
Gutfeld: Biden's media honeymoon 'over faster than Ilhan Omar and her brother'
The co-hosts of "The Five" blasted President Biden Thursday for his administration's failures which even the liberal mainstream media have begun to recognize. "This honeymoon was over faster than Ilhan Omar and her brother," "The Five" co-host Greg Gutfeld retorted. He was there as a Trojan horse, and now the horse has come up lame." Watters thus echoed former President Donald Trump's claim that then-candidate Biden was a "Trojan horse for socialism." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGutfeld said Biden's honeymoon with liberal media "might just be on pause because the moment that they can rechristen Joe as the comeback kid on Geritol, they will."
San Francisco turned 'from paradise to purgatory': Victor Davis Hanson
Mayor London Breed and the rest of California's Democratic political majority has turned once clean and safe San Francisco from "paradise to purgatory" author and historian Victor Davis Hanson told Fox News Thursday. "They took, you know, a paradise and turned it into purgatory, because all these theories, when they are actually tried in the real world, and only a place like California and San Francisco will go the whole 9 yards and do it, then it's a wreck," said Hanson. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The San Francisco school district is $100 million in hock — yet what are they doing, Jesse? "They go to these extraneous issues, and nobody wants it anymore," Hanson said of the macro view. "Half the people polled in San Francisco want out – and these are very liberal progressives that want out of what they once thought was paradise."
The week in whoppers: Nancy’s attack on the media, the NYT’s hit on Kyrsten Sinema and more
As if President Biden bears no responsibility. Yet it was Biden and fellow Democrats who juiced up demand for new goods by injecting trillions into the economy. This hit piece:Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been bombarded by critics in the US over her more moderate positions on spending. Of course, the Times would never attack Biden for spending much of his presidency in Delaware. This headline:Insider tried to qualify its Hunter Biden story by making a supposed dig at former President Trump.
‘Boomerang employees’ who quit jobs during pandemic may soon beg for them back
Americans who quit their jobs amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may soon be begging for them back, one expert predicts. Americans have been quitting their jobs at record rates in recent months, with a whopping 4.3 million resigning from their posts in August alone. “Selecting employees is really, really hard to do, and nobody’s that good at it, because I can’t see whether you’re going to be a good worker or not. With boomerang employees, I’ve seen you work, so the risk of the selection process goes way down,” he explained to Insider. Getty ImagesHowever, it may not be good news for people who have impulsively “rage quit” their jobs and trashed their workplace on the way out.
Biden signs debt limit hike, but December standoff looms
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill raising the nation’s debt limit until early December, delaying the prospect of an unprecedented federal default that would cause economic disaster. The eventual approval came after a protracted standoff with Senate Republicans, who derailed initial Democratic efforts with filibusters, delays that require 60 votes to halt. The passage of the short-term debt ceiling increase ensures that, for now, the US will continue to meet its obligations. Lawmakers from both parties have used the debt ceiling votes as leverage for other priorities. And Republicans in 2011 managed to coerce President Barack Obama into accepting about $2 trillion in deficit cuts as a condition for increasing the debt limit — though lawmakers later rolled back some of those cuts.
14-year-old in custody for allegedly shooting LAPD officer driving to work
A 14-year-old old boy has been detained for allegedly shooting a Los Angeles Police Officer who was driving to work on Friday morning, according to officials. A plain-clothes officer was driving his civilian vehicle to Newton Community Police Station at around 5 a.m. in the Historic South Central District of LA Friday morning when his window suddenly exploded, cops said. Then he felt a sharp pain in the back of his head,” Assistant Chief Robert Marino said at a news conference Friday afternoon. A 14-year-old in custody for allegedly shooting an LAPD officer. “Grateful our officer will survive this unprovoked attack,” LAPD Chief Michael Moore Tweeted on Friday.
Welcome back to ‘70s-style stagflation misery, thanks to Uncle Joe
Seventies stagflation resulted from profligate fiscal policy, politicized monetary policy and food and energy shocks. After President Richard Nixon appointed Arthur Burns as Federal Reserve chair, Burns cranked up the Fed printing press in support of Nixon’s re-election efforts. At the Federal Reserve, Chairman Jerome Powell has been committed to accommodating just about any level of fiscal madness progressive Democrats can jam through. Before the pandemic hit, office occupancy rates in core US metropolitan areas like New York and Chicago were well above 90 percent. Jerome Powell, speaks at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve coronavirus pandemic response.
NYPD officers collected record $837M in overtime amid skyrocketing violent crime
Some officers in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) are almost doubling their annual salaries by collecting overtime amid the city's skyrocketing violent crime. Most officers logged approximately 375 hours in overtime during fiscal year 2020, though around 500 officers managed to get paid for 1,000 overtime hours. During the same time period, violent crime in New York City has increased 5.6%. That's what we're not identifying, we're not identifying those who are abusing the system for overtime," he told Bloomberg. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The Department manages its overtime to ensure it is utilized in a manner that continues to prioritize public safety," the NYPD told Fox News.
Conservative Loudoun County parents clash with Democratic activist
A woman who is a member of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee (LCDC) got into a heated exchange with a group of conservative activist parents in Loudoun County, Va., Thursday afternoon as controversy swirls around at least one alleged sexual assault in the school district and other charged political controversies. The event was held in front of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) administrative building. The statement also mentioned that "members of the Loudoun County School Board were not aware of the specific details of this incident until it was reported in media outlets earlier this week." The Loudoun County School Board did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Thursday. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case."
Ex-NYT columnist, potential Oregon gubernatorial candidate Nicholas Kristof once downplayed Portland violence
The outgoing New York Times columnist who is mulling a gubernatorial run in Oregon once suggested that the violence that has plagued Portland does not exist. "You all know how much I love Oregon, and how much I’ve been seared by the suffering of old friends there. In July 2020, Kristof penned a column titled, "Help Me Find Trump’s ‘Anarchists’ in Portland," claiming that President Trump's rhetoric citing violence in Portland was a "politically driven narrative" and "then there’s reality." Kristof clarified that he's "against violent attacks on officers" but accused Trump of "seeding violence" in cities like Seattle and Oakland. "If you want to call one side ‘rioters’ or ‘anarchists’ working to create tumult in Portland, it’s the uninvited feds who qualify," Kristof added.
Execs peeved at Goldman CEO for moving to floors with ‘rank-and-file’ workers
Top brass, including Solomon, have descended from their plush offices on the 41st floor to a grid of cubicles on the 12th floor. “The Sky Lobby was specifically designed to be the hub of this office,” Solomon wrote of the space at 200 West St. in downtown Manhattan. David Solomon moved executives closer to the Sky Lobby to make them more accessible to employees. Goldman Sachs“You didn’t find a lot of enthusiastic support for the idea,” the person said. “David is travelling all the time and everyone else is stuck there on 12,” the person said of the execs’ new floor.
The irrational COVID regime is driving many Americans to a healthy noncompliance
Right now, we are seeing some of that in response to vaccine mandates, mask rules and various other forms of population control that have been adopted since the pandemic struck. A person receives a vaccine for COVID-19 following Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on COVID-19 vaccine mandates, in Houston, Texas, October 13, 2021. As I am often forced to remind people, marijuana isn’t ­legal. It remains banned by federal law, even in states that have removed their own penalties. After Colorado ­legalized weed, the Obama administration made a few abortive ­efforts to enforce the federal law on a large scale, then gave up.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 15, 2021
The Issue: The White House’s response to the lack of transparency around the sales of Hunter Biden’s art. President Biden was asked about possible corruption involving “the smartest man he knows,” his son Hunter (“Still Winking at Hunter’s Sleaze,” Editorial, Oct. 11). Rich CodeyManhattanIs there anything that Hunter Biden does that is honest, forthright and not just another scheme? As his dad would say, “C’mon, man!”Rich KlitzbergPrinceton, NJIt’s a serious slap in the face to struggling artists the world over that Hunter Biden had this opportunity to sell his work. I love the way Kyrie says it’s not about the money; it’s about his convictions (“Ky speaks,” Oct. 14).
‘I didn’t do anything’: ‘Bridgegate’ scandal’s Kelly on defensive in NJ race
“I didn’t do anything,” Kelly said during a debate in Teaneck, hosted by the Bergen County chapter of the NAACP, according to CBS 2. The ploy was enacted in order to exact revenge against Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat, because he did not endorse Christie’s re-election bid. Kelly stressed in the debate that she didn’t have any involvement in closing lanes of the bridge. Her involvement in the Fort Lee incident becoming a campaign issue is not a surprise to Kelly. I’m not afraid of this.”In addition, her rival, Hogan, Hogan told a local outlet that her email disqualified her from future public service.
‘Fringe’ pest: De Blasio not ‘serious’ enough to be in Marist gov matchup poll
Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, left-wing NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Cuomo in the ranking released earlier this week. AP Photo/Jeenah Moon“We wanted Hochul, Cuomo and Tish James — but De Blasio is sort of around the fringes,” Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Poll, explained to The Post. If de Blasio gets serious or there’s more speculation we will [add him] next time for sure,” he said. The poll found Hochul led the field in a three-way match up between James at 44 to 28 percent, with Williams grabbing just 13 percent. He has to really consider the race beyond the Democratic primary,” said Republican State Island City Councilman Joe Borelli, a Marist grad.
Team Biden finally acknowledges it needs a Plan B for Iran
President Joe Biden’s administration needs a new plan on handling Iran’s nuclear proliferation. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz urged Western countries counting on diplomacy to develop a Plan B two months ago. Team Biden is only now taking his advice, after first trying to talk China into cutting purchases of Iranian oil to give America more leverage; China, of course, said shove it. After meeting Wednesday with Israeli and Emerati diplomats, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said his team will finally examine “other options if Iran doesn’t change course.”If. Blinken remains loath to admit failure, even as he confessed, “Time is running short.”Wake up: Iran isn’t going to change course.
Mark Levin blasts 'reprobates' in media and academia attacking parents while excusing actual violence by BLM
On "The Mark Levin Show" on Westwood One, the host commented on recent events at his local municipality's school board meetings in Loudon County, Virginia. One event included a man who was arrested during a school board meeting, after alleging his daughter was assaulted by a transgender student. Levin played recent clips of political and media figures condemning parents in harsh terms, including one MSNBC guest who described them as "violent-looking, angry spewing." In another MSNBC clip, host Alicia Menendez commented that some of the actions by parents "have become scary at these meetings." Princeton African-American studies Prof. Eddie Glaude Jr., said during MSNBC's "Morning Joe", that tensions at school board meetings were once "fringe elements" but that they have been "mainstreamed."
FBI Director Wray mourns police officers killed in the line of duty, vows action: 'Enough is enough'
It is police week and instead of celebrating, FBI Director Christopher Wray is mourning a growing number of officers killed in the line of duty. Wray, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, is mourning three members of law enforcement killed in just the past week. Enough is enough," Wray told Fox News Correspondent David Spunt at FBI headquarters on Thursday. According to the latest FBI statistics, as of Oct. 14, 59 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty this year. With calls to defund police departments growing louder, Wray says now is the time to make sure officers at the local and federal levels have every tool necessary.
FLASHBACK: Biden blamed food shortages under Trump in 2020 on 'lack of leadership'
President Joe Biden is being slammed on social media for clips circulating online from the 2020 campaign trail in which he blamed food shortages on failed leadership from then-President Donald Trump. "We don't have a food shortage problem — we have a leadership problem," then-candidate Biden said in May of 2020 during a virtual town hall while blaming Trump for food shortages during the coronavirus lockdowns. TOP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL RETWEETS POST CALLING INFLATION, SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES ‘HIGH CLASS PROBLEMS’"We have plenty of food," Biden added . Food prices jumped 0.9% last month and are now up 4.6% annually, according to the index. Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the supply chain "challenges" were "inevitable."
Psaki refers to climate change as a ‘crisis’ after failing to do so for the border
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that there is a "crisis" when it comes to climate change in the world, despite refusing to use the same label to acknowledge ongoing problems at the southern border. She pointed to Biden's "enormous investment and commitment to addressing the climate crisis that's in his legislative agenda that's currently working its way through Congress now." Psaki previously referred to climate change as a "crisis" in a tweet criticizing former President Donald Trump on the subject. At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. by the Biden administration since March, Border Patrol documents obtained by Fox News show. The White House could not be reached immediately for comment.
This mobile home in Nashville really sold for an astounding $1.5M
A small mobile home located in the Music City has been sold for a whopping $1.5 million, according to the local Fox station, WKRN. The mobile home only spans about 528 square feet. “With that amount of acreage, they could build 40-50 townhomes and either sell them or rent them out as short-term rentals.”A mobile home in Nashville has sold for $1.1 million. The mobile home spans just over 500 square feet. WKRN News 2The mobile home is situated on 1.5 acres of land.
Gifted and Talented program backers rally at DOE headquarters
More than 200 supporters of the city’s Gifted and Talented program massed at Department of Education headquarters Thursday — the second rally to preserve the advanced learning format this week. Current Gifted and Talented parent and supporter Clayton Broome said he rejected the argument that the programs cater to the privileged. Stephen YangSeveral counter protesters who oppose the Gifted and Talented program as an instrument of racism and segregation were also on hand, with one of them confronting Broome as he spoke. Stephen YangBackers say advanced city kids should have opportunities to learn with similarly situated peers. “The Gifted and Talented program is so good that the mayor sent both his kids to it,” said parent Kai Mao.
Geraldo slams top Biden aide for having a ‘Marie Antoinette’ vibe
It is ‘those lower classes that have got their issues, and we upper class – and that’s why I always hated the Ivy League-oriented Democratic Party." The Afghan withdrawal catastrophe, he said, is what "pierced the shield of Joe Biden." "They have been all over the map… First, they said there’s no inflation. Raskin saying on Twitter that Bannon should prepare to "face the full force of law for the smirking contempt he is showing Congress." "If they think the country cares about that," Watters said, "They are not informed about what the country cares about," Watters said.
#EmptyShelvesJoe trends on Twitter as supply chain crisis threatens to derail holiday shopping
The hashtag #EmptyShelvesJoe dominated the Twitter trending list late Thursday amid mounting concerns over the U.S. supply chain crisis that is expected to persist into the holidays. #EmptyShelvesJoe." It’s not as if we will starve," she wrote, "But I’ve never seen empty shelves like this in my lifetime." #EmptyShelvesJoe," Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY., wrote. "EmptyShelvesJoe," Rep. Mary Miller R-Ill., echoed.
Maryland police searching for gunman who critically injured 12-year-old girl while shooting out of sunroof
Police in Maryland are searching for a suspect who they say opened fire into a business from a car's sunroof on Friday, critically injuring a 12-year-old bystander. The Prince George's County Police Department released surveillance video this week that shows the suspect brazenly firing a handgun with half of his body out of the car around 6:35 p.m.Detectives are asking for help identifying the suspect and the vehicle, which was a dark four-door sedan with tinted windows, possibly an Infiniti. CHICAGO SHOOTING: MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER IN DEATH OF 7-YEAR-OLD SERENITY BROUGHTONPolice do not believe that the 12-year-old girl was the target of the shooting, which happened in Capitol Heights, just outside Washington, D.C.next Image 1 of 2prev Image 2 of 2CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPolice are offering a reward of up to $2,500 in the case. Anyone with information on the shooter or the vehicle can call detectives at 301-516-5200 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Arizona AG calls for DOJ to probe Facebook after it says users can share info on how to enter US illegally
However, it added: "We do allow people to share information about how to enter a country illegally or request information about how to be smuggled." "Allowing people to seek and share information related to smuggling can also help minimize the likelihood of being exploited by human traffickers," the letter said. While some were deactivated, in September the group said it identified an additional 40 Facebook pages and 17 Facebook groups that openly sell illegal border crossings. Facebook told Fox News at that time that "we prohibit content that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling. "Therefore our office requests that your Department investigate Facebook’s facilitation of human smuggling at Arizona’s southern border and stop its active encouragement and facilitation of illegal entry."
NRA preps arguments for potential landmark Nov. 3 Second Amendment SCOTUS case
The National Rifle Association is getting set to argue what could be a landmark Second Amendment case in front of the Supreme Court, previewing the arguments they will make against a New York law gun-rights advocates say is too restrictive. We dismantle that in our reply," an NRA spokesperson said of the case reply brief the organization is set to file Thursday. The lawsuit argues that a New York law that requires some concealed carry applicants to demonstrate "proper cause" to obtain a permit to carry a handgun in public violates the Second Amendment. "Repetition of an error does not cure the error; it just heightens the need for this Court’s review," said the appeal asking the Supreme Court to hear the case. The NRA argues that the New York law is "discriminatory," empowering only "government officials to ration self-defense rights to a favored few. "
WaPo columnist warns CRT is 'potent' in VA governor race: Dismissing parents as racist is 'doomed to backfire'
Washington Post columnist James Hohmann sounded the alarm on critical race theory as a "potent" issue ahead of the Virginia gubernatorial race. "What McAuliffe misses is that this term has become a stand-in for deeper-seated fears among parents about what their children are learning," Hohmann wrote. Polling shows a plurality of Virginia voters opposed to the teaching of this theory, so dismissing those who speak out against it as racist is doomed to backfire." Hohmann warned Republicans are "in striking distance" of winning Virginia for the first time since 2009 while Democrats "seem to be sleepwalking into disaster." "Critical race theory is an issue tailor-made to help Republicans win this, well, critical race," Hohlmann concluded.
Majority of Virginia parents want a say in their kids' education, Fox News poll finds
A new Fox News poll finds that a strong majority of Virginia parents say that parents should tell schools what to teach their children amid high-profile controversies over transgender policies and critical race theory in Virginia schools. When asked by Fox pollsters, "Do you believe parents should -- or should not -- be telling schools what to teach?" 57% of Virginia parents and 50% of likely voters told Fox News that parents should tell schools what to teach. Only 34% of parents, and 40% of likely voters, said parents "should not" tell schools what to teach. Self-described White Evangelical likely voters proved likely to support parental control over education, at 70%.
Psaki downplays concerns that off-year elections are 'bellwether' amid close VA governor's race
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki downplayed concerns that 2021's off-year elections could signal trouble for President Biden and Democrats, arguing they are not a "bellwether" that can predict future elections. "I think the president of course wants former Governor McAuliffe to be the future governor of Virginia. "I will leave it to other outside analysis to convey that off-year elections are often not a bellwether." "We're going to do everything we have to help former Governor McAuliffe and we believe in the agenda he's representing," Psaki said. The comments come as McAuliffe is currently engaged in a tight race against Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin.
Fox News Poll: Schools, economy driving close Virginia governor’s race
Virginia voters give better personal ratings to Democrat Terry McAuliffe than Republican Glenn Youngkin -- and that gives McAuliffe an edge over Youngkin in the Virginia governor’s race. McAuliffe’s support stands at 51 percent to 46 percent for Youngkin, according to a Fox News survey of Virginia likely voters. More voters think McAuliffe would do a better job handling the coronavirus pandemic than Youngkin (48-36 percent). Virginia voters disagree. By a 10-point margin, voters think parents should tell schools what to teach (53 percent should-43 percent should not).
#EmptyShelvesJoe trending on Twitter amid Biden’s supply chain crisis
The hashtag #EmptyShelvesJoe shot to the top of the trending topics on Twitter Thursday amid the supply chain crisis threatening the nation’s economy and holiday shopping. Social media users employed the tagline to rip President Biden for empty shelves and skyrocketing prices caused by a backlog of shipping containers waiting to dock at California ports. #EmptyShelvesJoe.”Social media users have ripped President Biden for empty shelves and skyrocketing prices caused by a backlog of shipping containers waiting to dock at California ports. Shipping containers in the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles on Oct. 13, 2021. Bloomberg via Getty ImagesThe Biden administration on Wednesday announced that the port of Los Angeles would be expanding its hours of operations to 24/7, in an attempt to address the logjam.
Biden sending 13 officials to Glasgow climate summit as US beset by crises
The large group of administration officials is a show of force, the White House said, to show the US is working lockstep with their allies. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg arrives to the White House to attend an event on the global supply chain bottlenecks, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci“In Glasgow, the United States will showcase President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to tackling the climate crisis,” a White House official told CNN. Per the White House official, the US will encourage other countries towards taking action to keep 1.5 degrees of global warming within reach. John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, will attend the climate summit.
Biden hosts Kenyan leader who is also facing family corruption claims
President Biden on Thursday warmly welcomed to the White House Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose family — like Biden’s own — is accused of shady overseas business ventures. Neither President Joe Biden nor Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the scandal during a brief press availability in the Oval Office. Psaki said it “doesn’t mean you don’t meet with people you have disagreements on.”The Biden family faces its own controversy involving the business ventures of first son Hunter Biden and the president’s brothers Jim Biden and Frank Biden. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta alleged corruption overshadowed other issues that the leaders were expected to discuss. Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski said Joe Biden was the “big guy.”
Sinema won’t back Biden spending bill without $1.2T infrastructure passage
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema told moderate House Democrats Thursday that she would not support President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar social spending bill until a bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure passes Congress, according to Reuters. The bill has stalled as progressive House Democrats demand that a $3.5 trillion social spending measure clear the House and Senate first. On Oct. 1, Biden added to the muddle when he told House Democrats that the infrastructure measure would not move forward until agreement is reached on the final form of the social spending bill. President Biden has made it a priority to pass both infrastructure and social spending. The Arizona senator has been hounded by far-left activists in recent weeks due to her implacable stance against the current form of the social spending bill.
Watchdog probes ‘ethical conflicts’ tied to AG Garland, son-in-law’s company
The watchdog organization cited public corporate data that showed as much as $100 million had been invested in Panorama Education, despite the company claiming it depends on payments from school boards. Panorama Education, co-founded by Xan Tanner, supports critical race theory curricula. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo taking the FBI with investigating violence against school staff amid backlash from parents over critical race theory on Oct. 4. “AG Garland ordered the DOJ to use its vast national security powers to target parents who object to Critical Race Theory being forced onto innocent children. It is therefore exceptionally urgent that the Department disclose all records pertaining to the Garland family’s financial interest in Critical Race Theory and any and all ethical conflicts that arise from that financial interest,” Miller told Fox News.
Trailer trashed: Renters wreck mobile home after moving out
“These people are so f—king nasty!” Tenants left behind a huge mess — trash, food, bugs, and more filth — after vacating a mobile home that they lived in for more than 10 years. Take a tour of the totally trashed three-bedroom trailer in Nashville, Tennessee, which the residential park owner claims he could still rent for $1,200 a month.
More suicides at NYC jails this year than past five combined, report says
“The Monitoring Team remains concerned about whether Department leadership possess the level of competency to safely manage the jails,” they wrote. There have been a total of 12 deaths in city Department of Corrections custody so far this year. The monitoring team has recommended an external securities operations manager to help solve what they’ve deemed a “state of emergency” on Rikers Island. The monitoring team has deemed a “state of emergency” on Rikers Island. Safety issues and staffing concerns that have plagued Rikers Island for years exploded this year.
Even softer IRS $600 monitoring rules would be costly, complex mess for banks
America’s biggest banks and financial institutions are calling foul after congressional leaders suggested watering down the proposal that will allow the Internal Revenue Service to surveil bank transactions for as little as $600. WHAT'S IN BIDEN'S PLAN FOR THE IRS TO MONITOR NEARLY EVERY AMERICANS' BANK ACCOUNT? )," wrote the American Banks Association, along with 100 financial groups, in a letter to Congressional leaders including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Kevin McCarthy. We continue to urge members to oppose any efforts to advance this ill-advised new reporting regime," the letter read. As fierce opposition for the proposal mounts, the U.S. Treasury Department doubled down on its support of the expanded IRS powers.
Psaki defends Biden WH Chief Klain's 'tone deaf' inflation tweet
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s tweet on inflation that many have described as "tone deaf." Psaki then tried to clarify Klain’s tweet , which referred to rising inflation as a "high class problem," by giving "full context." TUCKER CARLSON: INFLATION IS NOT A TEMPORARY PROBLEM, IT IS REAL AND IT IS HERE"What the point is here," Psaki added. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core inflation rose 0.2% in September and 4% compared with a year ago. Biden has been accused by Republicans for spurring inflation with his $1.9 trillion rescue package enacted in March of this year.
Politico Playbook: Dems 'officially hit the panic button' in Virginia gov race
The POLITICO Playbook stated this week that Democrats have officially "hit the panic button" in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. "This is the week Democrats officially hit the panic button in Virginia," Politico posted on Thursday. "Biden won the state by 10 points in 2020, but Terry McAuliffe, the former popular governor looking to return to Richmond, leads Republican Glenn Youngkin by just 2.5 points (48.1% to 45.5%)." McAuliffe and Youngkin have gone back and forth on several key issues including Critical Race Theory, which is a hot button issue in schools across Virginia. Youngkin has promised to remove the teaching, which promotes the idea the United States is fundamentally racist, from schools while McAuliffe has dismissed concerns about the curriculum as a "racist dog whistle."
US Navy set to boot sailors who refuse COVID vaccine
The U.S. Navy announced Thursday that it is preparing to discharge sailors who refuse vaccination for COVID-19 as mandated by the Pentagon, and the service members who get the boot over their noncompliance run the risk of losing some veterans benefits. The Navy sent out a press release noting that Nov. 14 is the deadline for active-duty sailors to get either their second shot of a two-dose vaccine or the single shot of a one-dose vaccine. The Navy said it "may also seek recoupment of applicable bonuses, special and incentive pays, and the cost of training and education for service members refusing the vaccine." "Immunizations are of paramount importance to protecting the health of the force and the warfighting readiness of the Fleet." The Navy says 98% of its active duty members are already vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Big Tech, media suppression of Hunter Biden laptop story lingers a year later: 'Looks even worse now'
A year after Big Tech companies and media outlets worked to discredit the Hunter Biden laptop story broken by the New York Post, the implications of the astonishing episode are still being felt in American political and cultural life. CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter declared the Hunter Biden story "manufactured" by nefarious right-wing media and said, "for all we know, these emails were made up." Hunter Biden himself, in an interview this year, said the laptop given to the New York Post "could" be his, although he wouldn't say for certain. Yet for all the reporting on his children when Trump ran for and later held office, the Hunter Biden saga in 2020 was met with scorn. For some conservatives, the New York Post laptop episode showed fears of censorship were well-founded and must be addressed.
Ted Cruz wishes AOC ‘Happy Birthday’ despite frequent spats, disagreements
Sen. Ted Cruz wished his fellow member of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “Happy Birthday” on Wednesday, just weeks after the dueling duo issued their latest attacks on one another. “Happy Birthday to @AOC,” the Texas Republican wrote on Twitter with several birthday-themed emojis. The New York Democrat did not directly reply to or like Cruz’s tweet, though she did like and respond to several other birthday wishes from other fellow members of the House. “Thank you all for the birthday wishes!” she tweeted Wednesday evening. The New York Democrat refused to apologize and told The Post she stuck by her statement.
The Trump dilemma: Aiming to win back House, NRCC chair walks tightrope regarding former president
HOUSE GOP REELECTION COMMITTEE HAULS IN MORE THAN $100 MILLION SO FAR THIS YEAR"It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do," the former president stressed. Asked about Trump’s comments, Emmer answered that "the former president, he’s a private citizen.. he of course, is entitled to his own opinion." And the NRCC chair highlighted that he’s "confident Republican voters across the country are eagerly awaiting the opportunity in November of ’22" to regain the House majority. But there’s no denying that Trump, nearly 10 months removed from the White House, remains extremely popular and influential with Republican voters and GOP politicians. The former president continues play a kingmaker’s role in GOP politics as he repeatedly flirts with another White House run in 2024.
As legal travelers across US-Mexico border face vaccine mandate, illegal immigrants still do not
However, that demand will not be made of illegal migrants who are encountered at the border, processed and released into the interior -- even as the Border Patrol agents processing them will also soon face a vaccine mandate. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRepublicans were quick to point out the lack of consistency between the approach to legal travelers and illegal immigrants when it comes to vaccinations. "That’s extremely laughable considering the border has been open to unvaccinated illegal immigrants all year," Rep. "The Biden Administration will soon open land borders with Mexico & Canada to fully vaccinated travelers only," Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas tweeted. "Unvaccinated illegal immigrants are still welcome to cross at any time."
Loudoun County parents hammer school board, Justice Department as controversies cascade
Parents in Virginia's Loudoun County are hammering the county's school board and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Thursday as controversies cascade in the school district that's become a national political hotbed. Meanwhile, a Loudoun County parent is alleging that Loudoun County Public Schools' (LCPS) transgender bathroom policy resulted in his daughter being sexually assaulted by a skirt-wearing male student in a girls' bathroom. The statement also mentioned that "members of the Loudoun County School Board were not aware of the specific details of this incident until it was reported in media outlets earlier this week." The Loudoun County School Board did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Thursday. Lissa Savaglio, Loudoun County Democratic Committee chair, told Fox News that Fight for Schools is using children as "political props."
This NJ post office is a ‘black hole’ for lost packages nationwide
The US Postal Service’s giant distribution warehouse in Teterboro, NJ, has become a “black hole” for delayed and lost packages — and it’s slamming customers nationwide, The Post has learned. “It’s unprecedented to get this level of reporting for a single mail distribution facility in this amount of time,” Quade said. The USPS, however, insists the Teterboro situation has nothing to do with the cost cuts, instead blaming Hurricane Ida. Indeed, many customers gripe that the USPS didn’t give any updates or notices about the delays, even as they resorted to filing missing mail or refund claims. “I feel horrible for people who may need medication or something that is an emergency.”“Package has been at Teterboro since Sept. 3.
SEC votes to revive 2015 executive compensation clawback rule
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday voted to revive a rule, left unfinished since 2015, that would expand the regulator’s powers to clawback executives’ compensation when a company had to restate its financials due to a compliance lapse. The SEC said it would seek a further round of public feedback on the rule, which was mandated by Congress following the 2007-2009 financial crisis, with a view to finalizing the rule likely next year. The SEC proposed a draft in 2015, but failed to finalize it. The effort to revive the rule is part of a broader push by the SEC, now controlled by Democrats, to crack down on corporate malfeasance by boosting its tools for penalizing executives. The effort to revive the rule is part of a broader push by the SEC to crack down on corporate malfeasance by boosting its tools for penalizing executives.
Alex Murdaugh was always person of interest in wife, son’s double murder, his lawyer reveals
Alex Murdaugh’s lawyer admitted for the first time this week that the disgraced South Carolina legal scion has always been a person of interest in the double slaying of his wife and son. Alex Murdaugh has always been a person of interest in the double murder of his wife and son, Murdaugh’s lawyer said during a recent interview. Murdaugh found the bodies of his wife, Maggie, and their son Paul in June. Jim Griffin, Alex Murdaugh’s lawyer. SLED did not respond to a request for comment about Murdaugh being a person of interest in his wife and son’s deaths.
Sonia Sotomayor reveals why Supreme Court oral argument format changed
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday revealed the recent format changes to oral arguments implemented this fall to the high court were in part brought about after studies revealed female justices were interrupted more. Sotomayor added that “without question” she had noticed the pattern and had a tendency to push back before the format was changed in the court. The Supreme Court will use the new oral arguments format this term. Allison Shelley/Getty ImagesThis term, the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments for several highly anticipated cases involving abortion, guns and campaign finance. Lower courts in Mississippi blocked the ban, but the Supreme Court agreed to review those rulings.
Jordan Brand chairman, ex-NBA exec admits to killing teen in 1965
I tried to hide this and hope that people didn’t find out about it.”President of Jordan Brand Larry Miller has admitted to the killing of a 1965 teenager in Oregon. Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty ImagesLarry Miller Miller then went on to become vice president of Nike Basketball in 1997 and the president of the Jordan Brand in 1999. Miller then went on to become vice president of Nike Basketball in 1997 and the president of the Jordan Brand in 1999. He joined the Trail Blazers in 2006 before returning as president of the Jordan Brand in 2012. Larry Miller (right) has said that admitting the true was freeing to him and now he can move on with his life.
Playing for Jimmy: Grieving Hayes suits up for Flyers season
"You couldn’t go anywhere without someone having a Hayes jersey on or something on the wall with a Hayes jersey," Kevin said. When they reached the NHL, Kevin lingered during warmups at the red line and waited for Jimmy to glide over and break the ice with a stupid joke. She lost her husband and her father to her kids," Kevin said. A season after missing the playoffs, the Flyers added Dorchester native, Hayes family friend and NHL iron man Keith Yandle along with Jimmy’s Boston College roommate, Cam Atkinson. Two guys who knew the Hayes brothers from back in the day now share a line; Yandle and Hayes are roommates.
Rep. Nicole Malliotakis: Bill de Blasio Is “Punishing Successful Students” By Cancelling Gifted And Talented Programs
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) explains why New York City is making a mistake for ending gifted and talented programs for public school students. “75% of the kids that qualify for gifted and talented programs do not get in because there aren’t enough seats. We must get the next mayor to repeal this stupid move by our mayor, who has, among other things, destroy quality of life. I represent New York City. I’m the only Republican that represents New York City in Washington.
Joe Concha: “Only Hunter Biden & Alyssa Milano” Are Less Qualified Than Pete Buttigieg
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Fox News Contributor Joe Concha explained why being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana has in no way prepared Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for the challenges he is facing. “He went from being the mayor of South Bend, you say, Notre Dame, maybe that’s a big city where Notre Dame plays. And he gave Joe Biden a run for his money in the beginning in Iowa and so on. Two people were less qualified for this, Hunter Biden and Alyssa Milano and Milano wasn’t available. And every story I see is about he just became a dad, and he’s on maternity leave for several weeks while this crisis is going on.
Trump ordered to appear for video deposition Oct 18 in lawsuit related to 2015 protest at Trump Tower
Former President Donald Trump has been ordered to give a videotaped deposition in response to allegations that his security guards assaulted a group of Hispanic protesters at a 2015 rally outside Trump Tower. The four protesters allege that Trump’s security guards assaulted them in a "violent attack" and therefore infringed on their rights to practice free speech in front of Trump’s building, according to CNBC . Trump is scheduled to give the deposition on Monday from Trump Tower on New York City’s 5th Avenue where he will be questioned by the plaintiffs' lawyers. "We will be taking the trial testimony of Donald Trump, under oath, on Monday after years of the defendants’ dilatory attempts to shield him from this examination. We look forward to presenting the video of Mr. Trump’s testimony to a jury at his trial."
Seattle police staffing woes prompt emergency dispatch plan as vaccine mandate for officers looms
Due to the staffing crunch, the Seattle Police Department activated its emergency three-stage mobilization plan on Wednesday, KING reported. SEATTLE RESIDENTS DEMAND POLICE CHIEF ADDRESS HOMELESS CAMP AS VACCINE MANDATE FURTHER THREATENS PATROLSThe department has lost more than 300 officers over the past year, KOMO reported. Fatal shootings over the first nine months of 2021 in King County, which includes Seattle, already exceed last year's year-end total. As of the end of September, 73 people had been killed and 283 were injured in shootings in King County this year, according to data from the King County Prosecutor’s Shots Fired Project. For all of 2020, there were 69 firearm-related homicides and 268 non-fatal shootings in King County.
Concha, 'Outnumbered' hosts rip Couric for editing interview with RBG: 'This is Dan Rather territory'
KATIE COURIC BLASTED OVER STUNNING ADMISSION ABOUT RUTH BADER GINSBURG INTERVIEW: ‘GALAXY-LEVEL ARROGANCE’She added that kneeling was "dumb and disrespectful." It was the second time in 2016 Couric was found to have edited an interview to her liking. "The Katie Courics of the world will do it again." Co-host Kayleigh McEnany said Ginsburg notoriously had an independent streak and did not need protection from the likes of Katie Couric. Co-host Emily Compagno agreed, lamenting that the late justice cannot correct the record on the matter.
Bob Woodson: Honoring Nikole Hannah-Jones for 'free speech' is like firefighters honoring an arsonist
Civil rights veteran Bob Woodson condemned the Roosevelt Institute, an organization dedicated to furthering former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vision, for celebrating 1619 Project founder Nikole Hannah-Jones for free speech. "It’s kind of like an arsonist being honored at the firefighter’s convention," Woodson, founder and president of The Woodson Center, told Fox News. "That seems like a strange thing for someone who's being honored for free speech to have this happen," Woodson noted. He also cited many examples of 1619 Project supporters who shut down free speech. NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES CLAIMS OPPOSITION TO 1619 PROJECT NOT ABOUT ‘ACCURATE RENDERING OF HISTORY’"It is very very insulting to Black America," Woodson said.
Will Cain: This is the crisis where Biden will pay the biggest political price
"Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Will Cain argued on "The Faulkner Focus" Thursday that the Biden administration will pay the price "politically" for the supply chain crisis and spiking consumer prices. Cain reacted to the ongoing labor shortage in the U.S. leading to massive cargo delays and shortages within the supply chain. FORMER HOME DEPOT CEO WARNS SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS BECOMING NATIONAL EMERGENCY: 'IT'S NOT GETTING BETTER'WILL CAIN: We are not stupid, regardless of what they try to convince us. We have a national security crisis on our border, but, Americans could still say, well, that’s down in Texas. My suspicion is this is one, this is the issue, this is the crisis that pays the biggest price for the Biden administration politically.
House Oversight Republicans call on Biden admin to address 'ongoing supply chain crisis'
FIRST ON FOX: House Oversight Committee Republicans sent a letter to President Biden's Port Envoy John Porcari Thursday afternoon urging the Biden administration to address and find solutions for the "ongoing supply chain crisis" in the United States. "Meanwhile, the Biden Administration appears unwilling to recognize the growing supply chain crisis," the letter reads. The House Oversight Republicans then asked whether the supply chain crisis was "acceptable" to the Biden administration, reiterating the worsening conditions. "It must be acceptable, because the Biden Administration has shown little interest in helping the American people. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBiden tapped Porcari as the port envoy to his White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force back in August.
Domino’s delivers first drop in US sales in more than a decade
Domino’s Pizza posted its first drop in U.S. same-store sales in over a decade on Thursday, as the world’s biggest pizza chain grappled with a slowdown in delivery demand and a tight labor market that created a shortage of drivers. Corbis via Getty ImagesThe Michigan-based company said stimulus check benefits rolling off also helped lead to a 1.9% fall in same-store sales at its U.S. restaurants during the third quarter. Compared with 2019, however, the pizza chain’s U.S. same-store sales were still up 15.6%. Americans have started to eat out at restaurants again, rather than order in, slowing sales at Domino’s. Getty ImagesShares of the company rose 2% in afternoon trading, as it also reported an increase of 8.8% in its international same-store sales.
Farrakhan-loving politician who said Jews control weather running for DC mayor
WASHINGTON — City Councilman Trayon White is running for mayor of the nation’s capital despite facing accusations of anti-Semitism for praising Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — and for saying that the Jewish Rothschild family controls the weather. White, 37, recently rankled local Democrats by being the lone vote against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city council members and their staffs. DC Mayor Muriel Browser has been slammed by the people of Washington for alleged COVID-19 hypocrisy. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (above) has been praised by Washington, DC, mayoral candidate Trayon White. TwitterTrayon White Sr. was the only Democratic DC City Council member who voted against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Vladimir Putin says crypto ‘has value’ but can’t be used in oil trade
Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that the world of cryptocurrency “has value” — even if it’s too early to know if it can replace the US dollar in settling oil trades. “I believe that it has value,” he told CNBC at this week’s Russian Energy Week event in Moscow Wednesday, when asked whether Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency could replace the dollar in trading oil, a key export for Russia. “But I don’t believe it can be used in the oil trade.”“Cryptocurrency is not supported by anything as of yet,” he added. Despite his uncertainty about tapping cryptos to settle oil trades, the Russian leader was clear about his efforts to become less reliant on the US Dollar for international trade. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo“In this regard, we can say the United States bites the hand that feeds it,” Putin added.
Bannon ‘not required to respond’ to subpoena in Jan. 6 probe, lawyer says
Steve Bannon is “not required to respond” to a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol because former President Donald Trump says their communications are protected by executive privilege, his lawyer claimed in a letter Wednesday. Trump’s lawyer told Bannon that the ex-president “is exercising his executive privilege” and instructed him “not to produce documents or testify until the issue of executive privilege is resolved,” lawyer Robert Costello wrote. “That is is an issue between the Committee and President Trump’s counsel and Mr. Bannon is not required to respond at this time,” Costello wrote in the letter, posted on Twitter by an ABC News producer. Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagFormer White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. The others are former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former deputy chief of staff for communications Dan Scavino and former Pentagon official Kash Patel.
Louisiana state trooper who went public with brutality allegations has been terminated
A Louisiana state trooper found out he is being fired around one month after going public with allegations of brutality and racism against his fellow troopers. Carl Cavalier, 33, leaked internal State Police records about the death of Ronald Greene, a Black motorist who died following a 2019 encounter with troopers. State Police leadership initially placed Cavalier on a five-week paid suspension, but this week the State Police fired Cavalier for violating department policy. "Trooper Cavalier received the decision of the appointing authority to move forward with termination based on an administrative investigation that revealed he violated several departmental policies," a Louisiana State Police spokesperson told Fox News. "It should be noted that our disciplinary administrative process is not finalized and Cavalier remains an employee at this time."
CNN’s Brian Stelter ignores Katie Couric bombshell RBG admission in newsletter that claims to cover media
CNN’s in-house media reporter Brian Stelter continues to carefully curate which news his audience is exposed to in order to fit the liberal network's agenda. Several other professional athletes began to take his lead and kneel instead of standing during the anthem. Couric wrote she wanted to "protect" Ginsburg, according to the Mail. CNN’s "Reliable Sources" newsletter, penned by Stelter, made no mention of the bombshell admission on Thursday despite alleging to cover the journalism industry. In 2019, Stelter completely avoided the revelation that ABC News had spiked an investigation into convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Majority of Americans now want a reduced government, in switch from last year: poll
A majority of Americans say that the government is doing too many things as it tries to mend the nation’s problems and they favor a more hands-off approach, according to a new national poll. That’s a switch from a year ago, when 54% said the government should do more and 41% disagreed. The percentage of independents who said the government’s doing too many things jumped form 38% in 2020 to 57% this year. The poll also indicates that half of all Americans prefer fewer government services and lower taxes, while 19% said they support higher taxes and more government services. "Only as many as 25%, in 2019, have said they wanted higher taxes and more services."
Biden continues newfound presidential tradition, turns back on reporters and exits without taking questions
President Biden on Thursday continued his tradition of turning his back on reporters and walking away, ignoring shouted questions at the conclusion of prepared remarks. BIDEN DOESN'T TAKE QUESTIONS FOR SECOND TIME IN A WEEK AFTER REMARKS ON SHAKY SUPPLY CHAIN"President Biden walking away there without taking any questions from the press core assembled," Fox News anchor John Roberts said as the event wrapped up. Last week, Biden did the same thing following his remarks on a bleak September jobs report. White House reporters made a formal complaint about not getting any formal questions while the British press asked away. Jacobs began, "Mr. President, on Afghanistan—""I’m not gonna answer on Afghanistan now," Biden interjected before walking away from the podium.
Biden says number of unvaccinated Americans 'unacceptably high,' insists mandates 'working'
President Biden on Thursday said the number of unvaccinated Americans still remains "unacceptably high," but insisted that his administration's vaccine requirements for the federal workforce and private employers are "working" to ensure more individuals receive shots to protect against COVID-19. The president, though, said there "is still an unacceptably high number of unvaccinated people." "The Labor Department is going to soon be issuing an emergency rule for companies with 100 or more employees to implement vaccination requirements." He added: "Every day we see more businesses implementing vaccination requirements and the mounting data shows that they work." "Let's be clear, vaccination requirements should not be another issue that divides us," the president said.
Loudon county dad who says daughter was sexually assaulted in school pursues suit against district
The family of a Loudoun County high school student who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a school bathroom has retained a law firm to represent them in a case against the school district. Their lawyer, Bill Stanley, added that the alleged assault against the Smiths' daughter is "abhorrent." "What happened to Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their daughter in Loudoun County is absolutely abhorrent and unacceptable. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case." When approached for comment, Loudoun County Public Schools told Fox News it does not comment on pending legislation.
Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman: ‘I don’t think crypto’s a fad’
“I don’t think crypto’s a fad, I don’t think it’s going away,” Gorman told investors. The Morgan Stanley honcho’s comments were night-and-day when compared to JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon who has made headlines over the years — and even in the last week — for his crypto bashing. Morgan Stanley was the first bank to allow customers access to trade crypto and now it’s even investing its own money in the speculative coin. Gorman may have felt confident to weigh in on the controversial world of cryptocurrency after the bank blew past analysts’ expectations Thursday morning. Getty ImagesMorgan Stanley said robust dealmaking and wealth management revenues pushed quarterly profits 36 percent higher from a year earlier.
Dow surges 500 points on strong earnings, better jobs numbers
ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 499.56 points, or 1.45%, at 34,877.37, the S&P 500 was up 67.63 points, or 1.55%, at 4,431.43, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 237.63 points, or 1.63%, at 14,809.26. Citigroup, Bank of America Corp and Morgan Stanley topped quarterly earnings estimates, helped by release of more reserves to cover loan losses, with torrid dealmaking, equity financing and trading activity adding to their profits. “The market strength today is partly predicated on better than expected earnings,” said Andre Bakhos, managing director at New Vines Capital LLC in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Analysts expect corporate America to report strong quarterly profit growth and will focus on commentary from companies on how they are going to battle rising costs, labor shortages and supply chain disruptions. Walgreens shares jumped 5.9 percent to top the S&P 500 and the Dow.
US heating bills set to spike this winter thanks to inflation, feds say
Americans had better get ready to pony up for unusually high heating bills this winter as inflation hits home, the federal government warned this week. According to the US government, Americans should prepare for an increase in their heating bills as inflation continues to rise. Surging costs for energy commodities is also expected to drive up heating bills, the feds said. The US Energy Information Administration warns that heating bills for Americans are going to be unusually high due to inflation. Four percent of US homes use heating oil, but they could see a 43 percent increase in heating costs to $1,734 for the winter.
California prison worker vaccine mandate is put on hold by judge
A judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. It is aimed at heading off another coronavirus outbreak like one that killed 28 inmates and a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison last year. In total, the virus has killed 240 inmates and 39 prison employees since the start of the pandemic. Yet Newsom was opposed when last month a federal judge ordered that all employees entering California prisons be vaccinated or have a religious or medical exemption. The ruling by US District Judge Jon Tigar did away with an option for prison employees to avoid vaccination and instead undergo frequent COVID-19 testing.
McDonald’s rolling out McPlant meatless burger at select US restaurants
McDonald’s announced Thursday it will test its meatless McPlant burger — created in partnership with Beyond Meat — at a handful of restaurants across the US next month. It will be the first time the burger giant sells a plant-based meat imitator in the US. The limited test will help the Chicago-based burger giant “understand how offering a burger with a plant-based patty impacts the kitchens in our restaurants,” it said. If the trial is successful and McDonald’s rolls out the McPlant burger more broadly, it could be a boon to Beyond Meat and help it dominate the plant-based meat industry. It rolled out — and then killed — a plant-based burger in Canada in 2019.
WH chief of staff slammed over post calling supply chain crisis ‘high class problems’
are high class problems. “Inflation is NOT a ‘high class problem.’ Inflation is a tax on working Americans & those on fixed incomes,” Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) tweeted. TwitterThe House Republican Policy Committee called Klain’s tweet “outrageous.”“Just the White House Chief of Staff calling the rising price of gas, food, and housing a ‘high class’ problem. Now, it’s a ‘high class’ problem. Now, it’s a ‘high class’ problem,” Rep. Steve Womack jabbed at Ron Klain.
Smuggler carries girl over 30-foot US border wall, then returns to Mexico
A 7-year-old girl from El Salvador was hauled over the US-Mexico border wall by a smuggler who abandoned her before scaling back over the fence, video shows. “This decision was made out of caution, believing that the smuggler might panic and drop the child, resulting in serious injury or death given the height of the border wall.”A 7-year-old girl from El Salvador was hauled over the US-Mexico border wall by a smuggler. U.S. Customs and Border ProtectiThe girl was seen clinging to the man’s back as he climbed a rope ladder from Mexico over the 30-foot wall. Border agents then conducted a welfare check on the girl and transported her to the El Centro Sector Processing Center, officials said. U.S. Customs and Border ProtectiThe smuggler abandoned the 7-year-old before scaling back over the fence.
Forecasting The Congressional Midterms With Karl Rove
This week, Martha sits down with former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove. Karl weighs in on the current outlook for the 2022 Congressional Midterms and specifically what role the state of Texas will play. Plus, Karl gives his analysis on why the border crisis has affected President Biden’s approval ratings, as well as a look at what effect the $3.5 trillion-dollar reconciliation package will have on the economy. Follow Martha on Twitter : @marthamaccallum
Joe Lieberman on 'Kilmeade Show': Virginia could be 'red alert' for Dems on pushback to 'woke culture'
Former Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman joined "The Brian Kilmeade Show" to discuss the upcoming gubernatorial election in Virginia, which has trended blue in recent elections. Lieberman argued that, given the ongoing controversy surrounding school boards, critical race theory and mask mandates in the state, the election will provide insight into voters' true feelings about "woke" culture. And all the issues – education and the rest, the woke culture and all of that – is important, but it's all part of a larger picture. Including particularly the independents and people who describe themselves as moderates vote in that Virginia gubernatorial election. If the moderates begin to move toward the Republican candidate in Virginia that is a red alert to the Democratic Party.
Alabama man sentenced to death for killing wife and family
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A man convicted of killing his estranged wife, her unborn child and three other people six years ago in north Alabama was sentenced to death Thursday after being convicted of multiple counts of capital murder. Kristin Smallwood’s sister, Kelly Smallwood Sokolowski, told the judge about the loss of her sister and son, Eli. But ... we’ve been resolute because we know where they are and we know they’re smiling," said Smallwood. She avoided a potential death penalty in a deal with prosecutors and provided testimony that helped lead to Henderson’s conviction. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I’d like to give my deepest apologies to the family," Henderson stated.
Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain demolished for endorsing tweet claiming inflation is 'high class' problem
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain was eviscerated by critics Thursday for endorsing a tweet that claimed inflation and supply chain issues affecting the country were "high class problems." "Most of the economic problems we're facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems. Since taking office, the Biden administration has overseen a rising inflation rate that reached its highest point in 13 years. The surge has been accompanied in a rise in prices for food, gas, cars, TVs, and a variety of imported goods.
Toymaker slams Biden's port directive: 'Too little too late' to save Christmas
"Whether the ports are open 24 hours a day or 48 hours a day, you cannot get labor," Larian said. "I think this directive is too little, too late. During a press briefing on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House "cannot guarantee" that Christmas presents will arrive on time. Larian blames the labor shortage on White House unemployment policies he says are incentivizing people to stay home instead of work. And frankly, the administration knew about this and -- what they are doing is too little, too late to save this holiday."
NYC home in world’s tallest building sells at massive discount for $40.8M
The world’s tallest residential building is giving out some sky-high discounts. A mystery buyer has plunked down $40.83 million for a five-bedroom, full-floor spread at Central Park Tower on 57th Street. The main bedroom is 800 square feet with a spa-like bathroom, two dressing rooms, closets and a corner sitting room. The $40 million spread sits high on the tower’s 112th floor. There’s also an outdoor terrace with a pool and cabanas along with a gym, indoor pool, lounge, screening room and children’s playground.
Bitcoin surges 5 percent as optimism grows for SEC approval of ETF
The surge could be tied to hopes that the SEC is close to approving a bitcoin futures ETF, Blockchain.com research chief Garrick Hileman told The Post. “There’s growing optimism around a long-weighted bitcoin ETF approval,” said Hileman, who’s also a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler appears more likely to approve a bitcoin futures ETF than a a fund that holds bitcoin directly because he has said that rules around futures ETFs provide greater protections for investors. A slate of asset managers including Cathie Wood’s ARK Invest have applied to list bitcoin futures ETFs in recent months. Analysts say SEC Chairman Gary Gensler may be close to approving a bitcoin futures ETF, which analysts say would send bitcoin’s price soaring.
Marine pleads guilty at court-martial for video attacking US Afghan exit
Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller pleaded guilty at his court-martial Thursday to numerous charges stemming from the viral video he posted attacking the US’ deadly and botched withdrawal from Afghanistan. Scheller entered his plea in a special court-martial at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune, according to Task & Purpose. Dressed in his uniform, Scheller demanded accountability from military leaders over the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. FacebookScheller posted a video to Facebook slamming military leadership after an ISIS-K suicide bombing at Kabul airport killed 13 US service members. The day after posting the video, Scheller was relieved of his command at the Advanced Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Geiger — a facility within Camp Lejeune.
GOP demands Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg act amid supply chain crisis
Republicans in the House and Senate are demanding Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg take action as the massive supply-chain breakdown across the country threatens the timely delivery of everyday consumer goods and holiday gifts. “Pete Buttigieg was completely unqualified to serve as Secretary of Transportation,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) Pete Buttigieg? Pete Buttigieg couldn’t organize a one-car funeral. “Amid this air travel crisis, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is noticeably absent.
Book on history of Condé Nast by NYT writer sells to Simon & Schuster
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)The New York Times’ Michael Grynbaum has sold a book on the history of Condé Nast to Simon & Schuster, Page Six has exclusively learned. Kuhn and Simon & Schuster had no comment on the sale and it’s unclear when the book on the storied media giant will hit shelves. He has also covered Condé Nast, Hearst and other publishing companies. The tome would come at a time of continued, sweeping changes at Condé Nast — where Vogue veteran Anna Wintour was last year named chief content officer for the publishing behemoth. Previous tomes on the subject have included Susan Ronald’s Nast biography, “Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire” in 2019.
Alex Murdaugh arrested on felony charges after leaving drug rehab in Florida
Family photoDisgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was busted Thursday in Florida for allegedly scamming millions of dollars from his late housekeeper’s family, officials told The Post. Alex Murdaugh was taken into custody on two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. FacebookAgents “will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of those who were victimized by Alex Murdaugh and others,” Keel said. The gates near Alex Murdaugh’s home in Islandton, SC, where his wife and son were found dead. Their attorneys said Thursday that the Satterfield family is “extremely grateful” that criminal charges have been brought.
Trump Says Republicans Fighting 2020 Fraud is ‘Single Most Important Thing’
Howie Kurtz on Donald Trump saying fraud claims should be the GOP’s focus, Amazon promoting their own products over competitors and GOP candidate Glenn Youngkin staying away from rally featuring Donald Trump and Steve Bannon. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
GOP Pennsylvania Senate candidate Bartos leads Trump-backed opponent Parnell in money race after 3rd quarter
Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Jeff Bartos announced Thursday that he raised $2.3 million between his campaign and a supportive super PAC in the third quarter, outpacing Trump-endorsed opponent Sean Parnell in the Republican primary for retiring Sen. Pat Toomey's seat. The PAC raised $1.65 million in the third quarter while the Bartos campaign itself pulled in $650,000. Both entities have $2.25 million cash on hand, according to the Bartos campaign. That is is significantly higher than the approximately $1 million war chest the Parnell campaign says it has, according to the Washington Examiner. The Pennsylvania Senate race will be key to control of the U.S. Senate in 2022.
Haley slams 'dangerous' Biden move to re-enter UN Human Rights Council ‘cesspool’
Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday tore into President Biden's move to re-enter the U.N. Human Rights Council – which has been dogged by controversy over the human rights abusers among its members, and which Haley branded a "cesspool." "If President Biden truly cared about human rights, he would keep us far away from the cesspool that is the UN Human Rights Council," Haley said in a statement to Fox News. CUBA, CHINA, RUSSIA ELECTED TO UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL; US BRANDS IT A ‘MOCKERY’The U.S. was elected Thursday to the Council after the Biden administration had applied for membership earlier this year. It means that the U.S. will return to the Council after the Trump administration left the Council in 2018 over the body's anti-Israel bias and the human rights abusers among its members. Our goals are clear: stand with human rights defenders and speak out against violations and abuses of human rights."
House Republican warns Bagram prisoners released by Taliban could try US entry via 'porous' southern border
ISIS-K SUICIDE BOMBER WAS PRISONER RELEASED FROM BAGRAM AIR BASE, SOURCES SAY"I write with grave concern over the security risks posed by the release of 7,000 terrorists, including members of the Taliban, ISIS-K, and Al-Qaeda from Bagram Air Base combined with the porous southern border," McClintock wrote. "Shortly after the president ordered the unconditional surrender of Bagram Air Base to the Taliban, Taliban forces took control and released the terrorists that had been in U.S. custody. Days later, 13 U.S. service members were murdered by a suicide bomber at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul." TOP REPUBLICAN SAYS ISIS SUICIDE BOMBER WAS PRISONER RELEASED FROM BAGRAM AIR BASE, CITES INDIAN INTELAll U.S. forces were removed from Bagram, the largest military base in Afghanistan, in July. As the Biden administration began the withdrawal of military assets, provincial capitals across Afghanistan began to fall to the Taliban.
Seattle residents demand police chief address homeless camp as vaccine mandate further threatens patrols
Seattle residents met with the city’s interim police chief this week demanding solutions as a growing homeless encampment at a local park has drawn increasing security concerns – and a looming vaccine mandate is likely to worsen an already existing officer shortage afflicting neighborhood patrols. On Sunday, Seattle fire paramedics attempted to resuscitate a 56-year-old woman at the encampment but were unable to save her life. resident Rudy Pantoja, who organized the meeting with Diaz, told KOMO, referring to the homeless encampment in his neighborhood. She told KOMO that as homeless women are frequently are being sexually assaulted, she is left with questions from her young son hearing their cries as to what rape means. "I think the city has to do two things," the city council member said.
AG Garland's potential conflict of interest on son-in-law's firm backing critical race theory under scrutiny
A conservative government watchdog is seeking information related to reports that Attorney General Merrick Garland 's son-in-law is the co-founder of a company that promotes critical race theory (CRT) in the classroom. Now, Garland is also under increased scrutiny for his son-in-law's ties to a company that backs CRT. AG GARLAND FACES SCRUTINY OVER TIES TO ZUCKERBERG-BACKED ED CONSULTANCY AMID CRITICAL RACE THEORY BATTLESIn 2018, Garland's daughter Rebecca married Xan Tanner, co-founder of Panorama Education, a consultancy tied to Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. "AG Garland ordered the DOJ to use its vast national security powers to target parents who object to Critical Race Theory being forced onto innocent children. It is therefore exceptionally urgent that the Department disclose all records pertaining to the Garland family’s financial interest in Critical Race Theory and any and all ethical conflicts that arise from that financial interest," said Miller.
US offers $2M reward for info on Pakistani man who allegedly smuggled migrants from Middle East
Khan is also alleged to have offered or provided false travel documents for those seeking entry into the U.S. The route through South and Central America and into the southern border is a common smuggling route for those seeking to enter the U.S. illegally. There have been more than 200,000 migrant encounters at the southern border in August and July, but that does not include the number of migrants who have got past overwhelmed Border Patrol agents known as "gotaways." Statistically, it always includes rapists, murderers, potential terrorists every single year if you look at CBP's statistics publicly available. "To think there is not just as bad or worse people in those getting away would be naive."
Democratic voices for increased spending dominate network evening news: report
ABC’s “World News Tonight” highlighted 41 Democratic soundbites and only three Republican, while “NBC Nightly News” featured 31 Democratic clips with five Republican. According to the report by Newsbusters, evening news shows have been dominated by Democratic voices more than Republicans. The spending bill has become a thorn in the Democratic Party’s side as progressives and moderates battle over its price tag. Newsbusters’ report accused the evening network shows of “almost completely” shutting out Republican voices. CNNNewsbusters’ report accused the evening network shows of “almost completely” shutting out Republican voices as news coverage has been filled with stories on the legislation and increasing the debt ceiling.
Biden admin to exempt Afghans part of 1996-2001 Taliban regime from terrorism bans: report
The Biden administration is looking into exempting some Afghan civil servants who worked for the Taliban government in 1996-2001 from terrorism-related bans that would keep them from entering the United States, according to a new report. The inadmissibility grounds targets members of terrorist organizations or individuals that have engaged in terrorism. The guidance will reportedly be implemented as the Biden administration expects increased filings for entry into the US. Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesThe administration has justified the exemptions by noting that many individuals who worked as civil servants during the regime had worked in their positions prior to the Taliban taking over. “Some used their positions in humanitarian capacities to mitigate the repressive actions of the Taliban regime, often at great personal risk.
Biden sets date to meet Pope Francis in Rome
President Biden plans to meet with Pope Francis in Rome later this month, the White House announced Thursday. Biden, the second Catholic president, often speaks about wanting to meet the progressive pope and will do so on Oct. 29 at the Vatican. Biden and first lady Jill Biden will “visit Vatican City and have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis on October 29,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden are scheduled to meet with Pope Francis on Oct. 29, 2021. Pope Francis and President Biden will meet after the G20 summit in Italy and discuss working together to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lara Trump: Truth about Hunter Biden's artwork could be 'very damaging' to Biden presidency
Lara Trump predicted the truth about Hunter Biden and his artwork would be "very damaging" to the Biden White House during an interview on "Fox & Friends" on Thursday. Trump continued by blasting Jen Psaki for evading a reporter's ethics question on the matter saying the move was "disappointing" and "dangerous." FORMER OBAMA ETHICS OFFICIAL SLAMS BIDEN WHITE HOUSE FOR AVOIDING QUESTIONS ON HUNTER BIDEN'S ARTWORKLARA TRUMP: The more condescending and dismissive Jen Psaki is with her response to a reporter's question, it's probably a more important question, and probably the answer and the truth would ultimately be very damaging to Joe Biden. So this is the way that she continues to operate, and it is very disappointing. And I mean, people can clearly see why this is a problem.
Gen. Mick McGuire on 'Fox & Friends': The radical left is 'tearing this country apart’
reacted Thursday to the Biden administration reportedly allowing former Taliban workers into the U.S., saying it shows the "hypocrisy of the left." "My reaction to that policy is that from 1996 to 2001, every American remembers what happened on September 11, 2001," the Republican Arizona Senate candidate told "Fox & Friends." The administration continues to bring in tens of thousands of Afghans as part of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. "Some used their positions in humanitarian capacities to mitigate the repressive actions of the Taliban regime, often at great personal risk. Some of these civil servants later worked for or helped the International Security Assistance Force, the U.S. government or the Afghan government that was established in Dec. 22, 2001," it adds.
Alex Murdaugh arrested over housekeeper Gloria Satterfield insurance settlements
Disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was arrested in Florida Thursday in connection to insurance settlements obtained after the 2018 mysterious death of his housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield. Upon his release from a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando, Murdaugh was taken into custody by agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Murdaugh has been taken to Orange County Corrections, where he will be held until he receives an extradition hearing. "They will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of those who were victimized by Alex Murdaugh and others. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe case will be prosecuted by the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.
Biden to meet with Pope Francis amid Catholic scrutiny of pro-abortion policies
President Biden will meet Pope Francis on Oct. 29 in Vatican City during his travel to Rome for the G20 Leaders' Summit later this month, the White House said Thursday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said first lady Jill Biden will also meet with the pope. ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FREQUENTED BY BIDEN WILL LET ANYONE RECEIVE COMMUNION AMID ABORTION CONTROVERSY"They will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate crisis, and caring for the poor," Psaki said. The president, a devout Catholic, has been scrutinized for his support of abortion policies. Biden, who attends Mass regularly, says he personally opposes abortion but doesn't think he should impose that position on Americans who feel otherwise.
Nigel Farage on Biden's 'utterly bizarre' meeting with Boris Johnson: Is he actually 'fit' for office?
Former Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage told "Fox & Friends First" Wednesday that some in Britain are asking if Joe Biden is fit to be in office. Farage argued when Biden "doesn’t take questions from journalists" he "isn’t accountable for what he's doing as leader of America or leader of the free world." He said Johnson was "stunned" when Biden declined to call on U.S. reporters Tuesday after Johnson answered questions from the British press. SEN. JOHNSON ON 'AMERICA'S NEWSROOM': CALLING BIDEN ADMIN 'INCOMPETENT' IS BEING KINDNIGEL FARAGE: What a bizarre spectacle, to see two important world leaders muzzled behind the thickest face masks that could possibly ever been made. And I think Boris was completely stunned that the new culture in America, who was supposed to be the leaders of the free world, is that the president doesn't take questions.
Morgan Stanley profits surge as dealmaking pushes revenue higher
Morgan Stanley said robust dealmaking and wealth management revenues pushed quarterly profits 36 percent higher from a year earlier, beating analysts’ expectations. As the economy comes roaring back, dealmaking, capital raising and IPOs have pushed all major firms revenue higher, including rivals JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs. But now Morgan Stanley is also starting to reap the benefits of acquisitions including investment management company Eaton Vance and trading platform E*TRADE. The bank said its E*TRADE play helped boost wealth management revenue 28 percent higher. Likewise, Morgan Stanley said its Eaton Vance acquisition helped buoy its investment management revenue 38 percent.
LeBron James’ company SpringHill valued at $725M in new deal
SpringHill, the entertainment company co-founded by NBA star LeBron James, is selling a minority stake to a group of high-profile investors in a deal that values the business at $725 million, the companies said Thursday. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James sold a minority stake to a consortium of investors that includes long-time sponsor, Nike. SpringHill reportedly reached breakeven and is projecting revenues of between $150 million and $200 million in 2022. For James, the deal will further strengthen his relationship with Nike, with which he inked a “lifetime” contract in 2015. Now, SpringHill will produce programming with Nike featuring athletes who have deals with the sneaker and sportswear company.
Loft owned by Andy Warhol screen printer Alexander Heinrici asks $30M
A Tribeca loft building steeped in art world history is currently on the market for $30 million. By 1980, Alexander Heinrici — Andy Warhol’s favorite screen printer — bought the building and used it as a live-work space. At 14,000 square feet, the loft is currently divided into a fourth-floor living space and three floors of studio and storage space below. The loft building is 14,000 square feet. Tim Waltman“To buy a true loft building is rare, and more so every year.
Poet James Fenton’s townhouse is Harlem’s priciest listing
Now, the property — which the couple and their helping hands spent 11 years meticulously renovating — is ready for a new chapter. Acclaimed British poet James Fenton is looking to unload his five-story, 10,000-square-foot home (above) — the nabe’s priciest townhouse listing at $8.5 million. Tina GalloLocated in the Mount Morris Park Historic District, the 25-foot-wide spread recently listed for sale, asking $8.5 million — the highest ask for a townhouse in Harlem. One of them was cleaning the home’s mahogany and oak paneling — a specialized task that took nearly a year. “It was something that I think a lot of people had felt ought to be done,” he said.
NYC investigations chief Margaret Garnett resigns amid scathing de Blasio report
Margaret Garnett, whom de Blasio selected in 2018 to lead the DOI, will begin serving next month as No. 2 under Damian Williams, the newly sworn-in US attorney for the Southern District of New York. Williams described Garnett, who served as a Southern District prosecutor for 12 years, as “legendary.”“Margaret was a legendary Assistant U.S. Attorney. Prior to her time in the Department of Justice, she was an associate at the law firm Watchell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Margaret Garnett will serve as second-in-command to new US Attorney Damian Williams (above).
House Democrats top House GOP reelection committee in 2022 midterms campaign cash race
The DCCC, which shared their fundraising figures first with Fox News on Thursday, said that both the September and third quarter fundraising were off-election year records. HOUSE GOP REELECTION COMMITTEE HAULS IN MORE THAN $100 MILLION SO FAR THIS YEARThe DCCC’s September haul tops the off-election year record $12.2 million their counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), raised last month. But the House GOP reelection arm had a slight cash on hand edge over their Democratic rivals. HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER MCCARTHY’S RECORD SETTING FUNDRAISING HAULThe GOP controlled the House for eight years before losing the majority in the chamber in the 2018 midterms amid a wave by House Democrats. The New York Democrat emphasized that "House Democrats and Speaker Pelosi have stood firm in our fight building a more prosperous and inclusive nation and American voters see that."
Texas police rescue unconscious driver from burning car ‘with only seconds left': authorities
Texas police released bodycam video Wednesday showing heroic officers rescue an unconscious driver from a burning car with just seconds to spare before flames engulfed the wrecked vehicle. SEATTLE POLICE RESCUE CONVICTED FELON FROM WRECKED CAR BEFORE FLAMES ENGULF VEHICLE, BODYCAM VIDEO SHOWSPolice found that the vehicle had immediately caught fire following the crash and that a passenger was ejected. However, officers saw that the driver was still inside the burning vehicle, unconscious. The video shows officers battling the intense heat from the blaze as they worked to pull the unconscious man through the driver’s side window. Officers pulled the man out to safety "with only seconds left" before the vehicle became fully engulfed, according to police.
Liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof quits New York Times after 37 years, explores run for Oregon governor
Liberal New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof walked away from the paper on Thursday after a 37-year career as he explores a possible run for Oregon governor. LIBERAL NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST NICHOLAS KRISTOF PONDERING RUN FOR OREGON GOVERNORShe noted Kristof, who has been a columnist since 2001, has been on leave since June as he explores a run for governor of Oregon "in accordance" with the paper’s guidelines. Oregon hasn't elected a Republican governor since 1982 and hasn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984. The liberal columnist, who is an Oregon native, largely focuses his attention on human rights issues. ENTREPRENEUR FILES $6.2 MILLION DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST NEW YORK TIMES, STAR REPORTER TAYLOR LORENZ"You all know how much I love Oregon, and how much I’ve been seared by the suffering of old friends there.
Scheller, Marine who criticized Afghanistan withdrawal, pleads guilty to all charges in court-martial hearing
The U.S. Marine who posted videos on social media criticizing military leadership and the Biden administration’s withdrawal of military assets from Afghanistan pled guilty to all charges during a court-martial hearing at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Thursday. Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. has pled guilty to all six misdemeanor-level charges, including willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, dereliction in the performance of duties and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. Scheller was freed from the brig last week where he was being held for violating an agreement to stop posting criticism on social media. His other charges include contempt toward officers, disrespect toward superior commissioned officers and failure to obey order or regulation. Fox News' Steve Harrigan, Brie Stimson, Lucas Y. Tomlinson, Hannah Grossman, Angelica Stabile and Michael Lee contributed to this report.
Parents of Marine imprisoned for criticizing Afghan crisis slams 'act of cowardice': 'Shame on Austin'
Mark Milley, Kenneth Frank McKenzie and Lloyd Austin – the Defense secretary – refuse to take accountability for the disastrous withdrawal. Throughout the hearing today I don’t feel like they accepted accountability," Scheller Sr. said. The Marine Corps acknowledged the "time, date and location" of the "Article 32 preliminary hearing" has not been determined. Scheller Sr. noted Scheller Jr. had been on five deployments overseas and has served in the USMC for 17 years. "You and I both know Joe Biden won't fire them," Scheller Sr. told Ingraham.
Herschel Walker Senate campaign cancels fundraiser over swastika of syringes
Georgia Republican US Senate hopeful Herschel Walker called off a Texas fundraiser Wednesday after an event organizer displayed a group of syringes arranged to form a swastika in her Twitter profile picture to protest vaccine mandates. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which first noted the image, reported that the Walker campaign initially described it as "clearly an anti-mandatory vaccination graphic." The syringe swastika image has made appearances at protests against vaccine mandates in other parts of the United States and around the world. Earlier this year, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) apologized after she compared mask and vaccine mandates to anti-Jewish laws enforced by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. The Walker campaign said Monday it had raised $3.7 million in the third quarter of this year.
Nile Gardiner: Why Britain can't stand Joe Biden
NILE GARDINER: BRITS FEEL BETRAYED BY BIDEN'S AFGHANISTAN FIASCO. OUR ‘SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP’ IS ON ICECountless European officials have told me privately that they simply can’t trust the Biden presidency. President Trump had a significant amount of support from Brexiteers, and was seen by sections of the Conservative Party as a strong British ally. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHaving recently returned to Washington from London, I brought back an overwhelming sense of distrust in the Biden presidency across the Atlantic. Joe Biden and his team are taking a wrecking ball to the special relationship on several fronts.
Toy prices up as much as 10 percent ahead of Christmas: trade group
“People are going to see price increases this holiday,” said Steve Pasierb, president of the Toy Association, a trade group that represents business across the $32.6 billion US toy market. “We’ve seen some toy categories go up five to ten percent,” he told Fox News’ “America Reports” on Wednesday. “We’ve got a long, long way to go. “The system is breaking down,” said of the supply chain issues. Toy prices could rise as much as 10 percent ahead of the holiday season.
New jobless claims fall to 293K as American workers quit in droves
Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected new claims to fall to 318,000 after seeing a drop of 38,000 last week. Thursday’s drop in claims comes days after a separate report from the feds showed American workers are quitting at record rates. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty ImagesWorkers who quit — unlike those who are laid off — aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits, and thus aren’t counted among the weekly new claimants. Almost 2.6 million Americans remained on traditional state unemployment benefits as of Thursday, the feds added. Almost 2.6million Americans remained on traditional state unemployment benefits as of Thursday.
5 killed in Beirut during protest over judge in blast probe
Armed clashes erupted Thursday during a protest in Beirut by the militant group Hezbollah and its allies against the lead judge probing last year’s massive blast in the city’s port. The students huddled in the central corridors with the windows open to avoid major impact, in scenes reminiscent of the 1975-90 civil war. In some videos circulating online, some men were chatting: "Shiite Shiite" on the streets, as residents were running from the gunfire. Civil war erupting "is the last card they have to use. They have (driven) us into bankruptcy, devastation and now they are scaring us with the specter of civil war."
Karol Markowicz: Parents as terrorists, cancel culture mobs – we must fight the age of conformity
We see it in the cancel culture around us, the vaccine mandates pushed by the president, the move to turn parents at school board meetings into domestic terrorists. For a long time, the cultural enforcement was happening by the left for the left. "Latinx," 76 gender names, were how you knew you belonged with the in-group of the left. Discussion of a possible lab leak in Wuhan, China was considered so racist and unacceptable that Twitter, YouTube and Facebook would censor discussions about it. My family went to the Texas State Fair in Dallas.
California prison worker vaccine mandate is put on hold by judge
A judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. CORONAVIRUS IN THE US: STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNIt is aimed at heading off another coronavirus outbreak like one that killed 28 inmates and a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison last year. In total, the virus has killed 240 inmates and 39 prison employees since the start of the pandemic. His administration had ordered all state employees, including those in prisons, to be vaccinated or have regular COVID-19 testing. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar did away with an option for prison employees to avoid vaccination and instead undergo frequent COVID-19 testing.
More than 10,000 John Deere UAW workers go on strike
More than 10,000 John Deere workers went on strike Thursday after rejecting a contract proposal from the company. The workers are represented by the United Auto Workers union and the strike affects members at 14 Deere & Co. facilities across the US, the company said in a statement. “We stay committed to bargaining until our members’ goals are achieved.”“The almost one million UAW retirees and active members stand in solidarity with the striking UAW members at John Deere,” UAW president Ray Curry said. “These are skilled, tedious jobs that UAW members take pride in every day,” said Mitchell Smith, UAW Region 8 director. UAW officials had set a deadline for October 14, 2021 for John Deere to come up with a contract that provided a livable wage for its workers.
The 2022 Ford Mustang is losing a few ponies due to emissions rules
The 2022 Ford Mustang is giving up some power in a bid to outrun increasingly restrictive emissions rules. The 5.0-liter V8-powered Mustang GT and Mustang Mach 1 will both be down a few ponies compared to the 2021 cars, Ford Authority first reported. The Mach 1's engine is currently the most powerful version of the 5.0-liter V8 Ford has ever offered. The low volume Mustang Shelby GT 500's 760 hp supercharged 5.2-liter V8 has not been changed. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Mustang isn't the only vehicle affected by the new regulations.
Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance hauls in $1.75M during first 3 months of his GOP campaign
Vance announced his candidacy on July 1, which was the first day of the July-September third quarter of fundraising. Vance is one of 11 candidates vying for next year’s GOP Senate nomination in Ohio. Longtime Rep. Mike Turner, who represents the state’s 10th Congressional District, has taken steps toward launching a GOP campaign. Ryan announced last week that he hauled in $2.5 million the past three months, with $3.6 million in his campaign coffers. Besides Ohio, the GOP is also defending open seats in the key battlegrounds of North Carolina and Pennsylvania as well as in Missouri and Alabama.
McCarthy campaign's cash transfers to fellow House Republicans position him for speaker
FIRST ON FOX NEWS: MCCARTHY HAULS IN $57.8 MILLION SO FAR THIS YEARAnd if that happens in the 2022 elections, McCarthy – who faces virtually no opposition within the House GOP conference – would succeed Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House speaker. As he pushes to regain the House majority and take control of the speaker’s gavel, McCarthy’s robust fundraising – and where he’s putting the campaign cash – is telling. "Our goal is to retake the majority and once and for all fire Nancy Pelosi and make Kevin McCarthy speaker. The fundraising transfers not only help give the GOP a better shot at retaking the majority, but they also further cement McCarthy’s already very secure position as leader of House Republicans. Speaker McCarthy is a shoo-in," Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, chair of the Republican Study Committee, the nearly half-century-old caucus of House conservative lawmakers, told Fox News.
House GOP reelection committee hauls in more than $100 million so far this year
And the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) also reported early Thursday that it brought in $25.8 million during the July-September third quarter of fundraising. But the money raised the past three months is down from the committee’s record $45.4 million haul during the April-June second quarter of fundraising. The NRCC also spotlighted that McCarthy’s transferred $19.4 million to NRCC so far this year, with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise transferring $10.3 million, and House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik transferring $1.2 million. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPThe GOP controlled the House for eight years before losing the majority in the chamber in the 2018 midterms amid a wave by House Democrats. The GOP only needs a net gain of five seats in next year’s midterms to regain control of the chamber.
Arrested Canadian leader's stark warning to US on big government: 'You cannot take your freedoms for granted'
"Here in Quebec right now you have a vaccine passport. "The vaccine passport is mandatory. And for me, I won't be able to travel across the country inside Canada, by plane or by train because I don't have the vaccine passport." PSAKI: ABBOTT AND DESANTIS' POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED VACCINE MANDATE POLICIES WILL KILL PEOPLEAccording to Travelweek, a Canadian travel news outlet, the Canadian government's planned rollout of a national vaccine passport is planned for the fall, but may be delayed past October. Bernier placed any potential for future success on the ability to win the battle of public opinion when it comes to how Canadians view the government's restrictions.
San Diego-area school district may ban critical race theory
A San Diego-area school district may ban the teaching of critical race theory this week, according to a report. The San Dieguito Union High School District in North County San Diego would be the first in the county to ban the controversial teaching practice, the Times of San Diego reported. Critical race theory focuses on how power structures and institutions impact racial minorities but critics say it can make White men feel like they are oppressors and women and minorities feel like helpless victims. MCAULIFFE DOUBLES DOWN, CALLS YOUNGKIN'S OPPOSITION TO CRITICAL RACE THEORY A ‘RACIST DOG WHISTLE’The new language is supported by the district's interim Superintendent Lucile Lynch. Parent Deborah Harroun in rural Ramona said last month she supports a similar proposal in that school district.
As Delta Fades, Have We Turned The Corner On COVID?
The Biden administration has been contacting state officials and governors telling them to prepare to vaccinate children as young as 5 to 11 next month, expecting an imminent FDA emergency approval of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine for young kids. Former Assistant Secretary for Health under President Trump, Admiral Brett Giroir joins to discuss the deadly Delta variant and if there is light at the end of the tunnel. Democrats are getting ready to make some cuts to their original $3.5-trillion spending package in order to get it passed both houses of Congress after moderate Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) made it clear they would not support the multi-trillion dollar bill. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) joins today to weigh in on the infrastructure and budget reconciliation bill, what needs to be included and if the Biden administration is to blame for the ongoing inflation and labor shortages since he took office nine months ago. Plus, commentary by FOX News contributor Joe Concha.
Q & Trey: A New Party With The Same Guests
On this episode, Trey discusses the future of congressional committee appointments if a third-party candidate was in power. Later, Trey emphasizes the need to discern and understand the truth by acknowledging the limits of one’s own knowledge. He also gives recommendations for a family trip down to historic Charleston, South Carolina. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Top White House official retweets post calling inflation, supply chain issues ‘high class problems’
Ronald Klain, the White House chief of staff, was criticized online late Thursday after he retweet a post from a Harvard professor that summed up our top economic issues as "high class problems." BUTTIGIEG CALLED OUT OVER ‘JOKE’ ABOUT SUPPLY CHAINFurman said if that unemployment rate was still a reality, the country would have "had a much worse problem." Conservatives on social media took issue with Klain’s retweet, claiming that he was, in effect, downplaying the hardships that some Americans are experiencing. "Biden is making everyone worse off, but instead of stopping the damage, their strategy is to try to gaslight Americans." GET THE FOX NEWS APP"That said, unemployment is always politically costly in a way that is puzzling given your obviously true statement.
Biden planning to allow some Afghan civil servants employed by Taliban exemption from terror bans
"Some used their positions in humanitarian capacities to mitigate the repressive actions of the Taliban regime, often at great personal risk. Greg Abbott’s new ban on vaccine mandates this week. Jon Dunwell, 55, a pastor and financial services representative, flipped Iowa House District 29 from blue to red after winning about 60% of the vote, the Des Moines Register reported. To support this argument, he listed President Biden's controversial vaccine mandates and far-left policies, saying they’re corroding U.S. institutions – and it won't bode well for him in the midterm elections. 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.
Greg Gutfeld: When Democrats are in charge, they can get away with anything
Think about it: the VP shared a bank account with Hunter, that’s like sharing a blow-up doll with Charlie Sheen. And the media only responds to corruption when it's involving an orange Republican with a hot wife. But when there's a Democrat in charge, with a Democrat media, you can get away with anything. Yet, Hunter's gallery was saved by you and me – the taxpayer. This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld's opening monologue on the October 13, 2021 edition of "Gutfeld!"
Ingraham: Biden's ideas will 'make life harder for the average American'
Fox News host Laura Ingraham took aim at the Biden administration's role in record inflation and supply chain shortages in her opening monologue of ‘The Ingraham Angle’ Wednesday night. In light of widespread supply chain disruptions, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration "cannot guarantee" the punctual arrival of holiday packages. But she said that won't stop the bleeding from supply chain shortages and inflation. Even CNN reporter John King agreed, saying that only one in four Americans think the infrastructure bill would improve their day-to-day life. Rather, higher taxes and the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill would "make life harder for the average American," Ingraham said.
Tucker Carlson: 'Let's go Brandon' chants are demonstrations of pro-Biden unity
People love the vaccine mandates, even the thousands who've been fired because of them. In other words, that Joe Biden is the single most popular head of state in American history. The next minute you'll be overcome with the desire, the pressing, irresistible need to tell Joe Biden how great he is. Chants of "F*** Joe Biden" at football games in Utah, Oklahoma, Mississippi and New JerseyIt's inspiring when you think about it. It doesn't matter what team you showed up to root for in your heart, you are a Joe Biden fan.
Rep. John Katko: Supply chain crisis is a national security problem
House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member John Katko (R-NY) is warning that the supply chain could have graver repercussions than delayed delivery of gifts for the holidays, arguing it could have national security implications. John Katko said the supply chains prove the United States needs to be self-reliant in producing items like medicine and personal protective equipment during emergency situations. AP“We had to have air shipments of personal protective equipment sent in from other countries because we didn’t have that. What they did is they stopped the Keystone Pipeline, which is a big source of oil and energy independence for us, and that’s supply chain, obviously. If you think the supply chain is a problem now wait to see what happens if they decide to raise taxes like they’re contemplating.”
Taiwan will not start war with China, top military official says
Taiwan’s top military official said Thursday that Taipei will not start a kinetic war with China as tensions in the region intensify after Beijing recently launched record numbers of military aircraft towards the island. Chiu Kuo-cheng said Taiwan "absolutely will not start a war," according to Reuters. China claims Taiwan as its own, and controlling the island is a key component of Beijing’s political and military thinking. Taiwan has recently announced new investments into its military. Russian President Vladimir Putin told CNBC Wednesday at an energy conference that China doesn’t need to use its military to achieve its goal regarding Taiwan.
Tesla directors get softer support, shareholder proposal gains traction
In a securities filing Tesla said support for a shareholder resolution on how it handles arbitration matters rose to 46% of votes cast at its annual meeting last week, from 27% for a similar proposal in 2020. Both directors up for election this year also received less support than any did last year. Other technology companies have scaled back or eliminated mandatory arbitration including Uber Technologies Inc and Google parent Alphabet Inc. In April, nearly half of Goldman Sachs Group Inc shareholders voted in favor of examining the bank's use of mandatory arbitration. Filed by Calvert Research and Management the measure asked Tesla to report in detail on its diversity and inclusion efforts.
Republican nabs Iowa House seat in special election held by Dems for decades
Republicans in the Iowa House won a special election Tuesday and claimed a seat that had been held by a Democrat in the state for decades. Jon Dunwell, 55, a pastor and financial services representative, flipped Iowa House District 29 from blue to red after winning about 60% of the vote, the Des Moines Register reported. The victory, which marks the second special election win for Republicans in recent weeks, gives the party a 60-40- majority in the state’s House, the paper said. The Iowa State Secretary of State still has to certify the vote. The victory attracted the attention of Ronna McDaniel, the head of the Republican National Committee, who tweeted on Tuesday that Democrats in the state held the seat for 46 years.
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Herschel Walker cancels campaign fundraiser over swastika of syringes
Georgia Republican US Senate hopeful Herschel Walker called off a Texas fundraiser Wednesday after an event organizer displayed a group of syringes arranged to form a swastika in her Twitter profile picture to protest vaccine mandates. The fundraiser had been scheduled to take place Saturday at the suburban Dallas home of movie producer Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais. “Herschel is a strong friend of Israel and the Jewish community and opposes hatred and bigotry of all forms,” campaign spokesperson Mallory Blount said. Earlier this year, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) apologized after she compared mask and vaccine mandates to anti-Jewish laws enforced by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. The Walker campaign said Monday that it had raised $3.7 million in the third quarter of this year.
Hannity: Middle class paying the price for Biden's socialist agenda
Biden followed up by telling the man he was "not joking – I'll put them in jail." Until then, oil, gas and coal is the lifeblood of the world’s economy," Hannity said in response. Hannity said today's inflation, supply chain crisis and gas price explosion are a product of just that promised policy:"This is what Joe promised to do – this was all by design. In 2019, he vowed to sacrifice blue collar jobs and wreck the oil and gas industry all in the name of climate change." "Green New Deal socialism is not cheap – and so they're looking for new and creative ways to pay for it."
Victor Davis Hanson predicts full 'reckoning' in midterms: Biden will face a 'grassroots revolution'
President Biden's controversial vaccine mandates and far-left policies are corroding U.S. institutions – and it won't bode well for him in the midterm elections, historian Victor Davis Hanson said Wednesday. "There’s going to be a reckoning" Hanson told "Tucker Carlson Tonight." CANDACE OWENS SCOLDS BIDEN OVER VACCINE MANDATE: ‘PENDING DISASTER’Hanson was asked about Biden's vaccine mandate during his appearance Thursday. Carlson said the mandate is expected to render inoperable U.S. hospitals, airlines, police departments, fire departments, and other long-term care facilities. "We have been asleep and they have filtered into all these institutions with this agenda we don’t want, and it doesn’t work."
Republican outrage over Zuckerberg’s 2020 election splurge
A bombshell report that suggests Mark Zuckerberg effectively “bought” the 2020 presidential election by funneling more than $400 million to local boards of election under the guise of a “non-partisan” effort has prompted outrage and calls from officials for reform. Ron DeSantis blasted the billionaire Facebook founder during a news conference at which he said a recent election reform law had “banned Zuckerbucks” in the Sunshine State. “So, Zuckerberg, he spent over $400 million through these, quote, nonprofits to, quote, help with election administration,” DeSantis said Tuesday. Wisconsin state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has pushed for an investigation into Dr. Priscilla Chan and Zuckerberg in the state. Sen. Ron Johnson has wondered about the legality of Zuckerberg’s spending.
Virginia dad vilified for defending daughter shows rot at heart of system: Devine
The callousness is what is so hard to stomach from the progressive elites of Loudon County, Virginia, the wealthy dormitory community of Washington, DC. Who cares if that made girls like Smith’s daughter less safe in the process? That’s a failure of the school system of Loudon County, which quite obviously did not take the Smiths’ complaint seriously. “What’s happened to Scott Smith’s daughter and the second victim is something that could happen to all of our children,” says Smith’s friend and fellow Loudon County parent Elicia Brand. Parents and protestors hold signs outside a Loudoun County Public Schools board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia on October 12, 2021.
JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon says pandemic is moving to the rearview mirror
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon says the economy is healthy and expects it to stay that way. JPMorgan’s third-quarter profit rose 24%, though that was largely thanks to a release of rainy-day funds socked away during the pandemic’s darkest days. Net interest income, a measure of the bank’s lending profit, rose just 1%. Like other banks, JPMorgan is releasing some of the billions of dollars it set aside to prepare for a wave of bad loans that never materialized. Excluding the boost from the release and a tax benefit, the bank’s profit was $9.6 billion in the third quarter.
G7 finance leaders lay out guidelines for central bank digital currencies
Group of Seven advanced economies said on Wednesday that any digital currency issued by a central bank must "support and do no harm" to the bank's ability to fulfill its mandate on monetary and financial stability, and must also meet rigorous standards. If issued, a central bank digital currency (CBDC) would complement cash and could act as a liquid, safe settlement asset and an anchor for the payments system, the G7 nations said after their meeting on Wednesday. "Any central bank digital currency (CBDC) should be grounded in long-standing public commitments to transparency, rule of law, and sound economic governance," the G7 finance leaders said in a statement. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM FOX BUSINESSGlobal central banks have stepped up efforts to develop their own digital currencies to modernize financial systems and speed up domestic and international payments. China has been leading the pack toward issuing a digital currency, while G7 central banks have been working to set common standards toward issuing CBDCs as some proceed with experiments.
'The Five' reacts to Pelosi scolding the media for not shilling Dems $3.5 trillion spending bill
"The Five" reacted Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's, D-Calif., scolding the media for not "selling" Democrats' $3.5 trillion-Build Back Better plan during her press conference this week. I don't think it is." "If you ask a lot of Democrats, they think the media is biased against them as well," co-host Dana Perino said. We don't think it will help us.'" This requirement would likely reduce the already-insufficient number of pre-K providers, but probably not the taxpayer cost of universal pre-K.
NJ GOP gov candidate Jack Ciattarelli rips 'tone deaf elitist' Phil Murphy as polls narrow
Host Sean Hannity noted that Murphy's COVID nursing home death numbers rivaled that of now-former New York Gov. "People of this state love this state, they realize this state is broken." Ciattarelli and Allen have promoted their ticket at rallies and in signage as "Jack & Diane" – in reference to the John Mellencamp ditty. The Somerville businessman told Hannity that his campaign is focused on lowering the state's property taxes and improving the business climate. In the other gubernatorial race this year, Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin seeks to prevent former Virginia Democratic Gov.
Ex-Obama ethics chief knocks Psaki for dismissing Hunter Biden questions
White House press secretary Jen Psaki insists the Biden administration “will not know who purchases any paintings,” by Hunter Biden. When Biden was vice president, Hunter Biden took a reported $1 million-per-year job on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, despite no relevant industry experience, while his father led the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy. A Senate report released in September said a firm linked to Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from Baturina in 2014. Getty ImagesThen Vice President Joe Biden and Hunter have a history of building shady business deals with Ukraine, China and Mexico during the Obama administration. Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski said Joe Biden was the “big guy.”With reporting by Steven Nelson
How Mark Zuckerberg helped Dems sway the 2020 election
The 2020 election wasn’t stolen — but it could have been paid for. Mark Zuckerberg’s millions bought lefty activists access to local election offices, allowing them to organize massive get-out-the-vote efforts in Democrat-dominated cities from the inside. US cities and counties shouldn’t be outsourcing election administration to partisans. It is worth reiterating that the election wasn’t stolen. But private partisans shouldn’t be allowed to do the job of local election boards.
How Zuck’s Bucks helped flip Wisconsin for Joe Biden after Hillary’s 2016 defeat
After Donald Trump won Wisconsin in 2016, Democratic operatives were fired up to make sure it didn’t happen again. As soon as he met with Woodall-Vogg, he asked for contacts at the Wisconsin Elections Commission and in the other cities. Spitzer-Rubenstein would eventually take over much of Green Bay’s election planning from the official charged with running the election, Green Bay city clerk Kris Teske. To one government official he wrote, “By Monday, I’ll have our edits on the absentee voting instructions. “We can also adapt the letter we’re sending out with rejected absentee ballots along with a call script alerting voters.
Facts about Zuck Bucks: How he helped swing the electorate in 2020
Rigged by Mollie Hemingway book coverHow the “nonpartisan” Center for Tech and Civic Life helped sway the election for Democrats, according to ­Mollie Hemingway’s book “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, aand the Democrats Seized Our Elections.”
Mark Zuckerberg spent $419M on nonprofits ahead of 2020 election — and got out the Dem vote
During the 2020 election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars to turn out likely Democratic voters. Private funding of election administration was virtually unknown in the American political system before the 2020 election. Our first case study, however, examines the effect of CTCL spending on the 2020 election in Texas. The figure below shows the counties that received CTCL spending ranked by per-capita CTCL spending in Texas. Our preliminary results in Georgia and Wisconsin suggest a similar impact on Biden’s vote margin from CTCL spending.
Tom Cotton: Pete Buttigieg couldn’t organize a one car funeral
Sen. Tom Cotton , R-Ark, addressed Biden's "foreseeable" supply chain crisis as stocking shortages across the country are increasing during "Fox News Primetime" Wednesday. He also helped, though, create the short term problem because of the inflation that our country sees through the supply shortages, from paying people not to work from locking down our economy. At the same time, the White House is saying that that's you're probably not going to be able to get everything you want for Christmas. Pete Buttigieg couldn't organize a one car funeral. He's not going to organize our nation's ports and railroads and highways and airports.
Jim Jordan: Yellen targets mom's finances, but no concern for joint account between Hunter & Joe Biden
Amid a new Hunter Biden bombshell report that the 51-year-old businessman-turned-artist shared a joint bank account with his then-vice presidential father, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questioned why Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is touting the IRS' plan to monitor-in-bulk $600-or-higher transactions of average Americans while ignoring such reports. Watters asked Jordan if he believes the Bidens report all of their transactions to the IRS, citing the paying of bills in the Mail report. Jordan replied that Hunter Biden has been paid millions of dollars by Ukrainian, Russian and Chinese sources, and wondered if those funds were part of the reported joint account with Joe Biden. "Maybe the IRS could find that out if they were not so quick busy checking what my Mom spent last week in her bank account – this is how goofy it gets." Or are they going to be so busy trying to find out what my mother-in-law spent in her bank account?
Progressives ask Pelosi not to cut social spending programs from 'Build Back Better' bill
As Democrats seek a compromise on President Biden’s multitrillion-dollar "Build Back Better" agenda, progressive lawmakers are warning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi against making cuts to the scope of their preferred social spending programs. Key moderate holdouts, including Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, have said they won’t support the spending bill without major cost reductions. MANCHIN OPEN TO SPENDING BILL ABOVE $1.5TThe letter highlighted the philosophical divide between progressives and moderates on Biden’s bill, which originally called for $3.5 trillion in spending over 10 years. Republicans universally oppose the social spending bill, arguing Biden’s plan is fiscally irresponsible and would hurt the U.S. economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In their letter, the progressive lawmakers said the entirety of Biden’s spending plan is "overwhelmingly popular" with Americans.
Ron Johnson pens letter to Biden, DoD questioning military vaccine mandates
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin questioning the Department of Defense's vaccine mandate after receiving reports that troops were receiving shots not licensed by the Food and Drug Administration. Austin announced the military vaccine mandate in August, giving active duty troops until Dec. 15 and Reserve and National Guard service members until June 30 to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine. Johnson also requested the DoD provide to him all documents and guidelines regarding the vaccine mandate. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe spokesperson said that vaccine mandates for service members and other professionals risk exacerbating "severe worker shortages," most notably in health care settings. "Vaccine mandates will increase these shortages and degrade our health care system," the spokesperson said.
Los Angeles councilman, former USC dean charged in alleged corruption scheme
A Los Angeles Councilman and a former dean at the University of Southern California were indicted Wednesday on federal corruption charges connected to a bribery scheme, authorities said. The 20-county indictment names Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, 66, and Marilyn Louise Flynn, 83, the former dean of USC's School of Social Work. "This indictment charges a seasoned lawmaker who allegedly abused the public's trust by taking official actions to benefit himself and his family member," Acting U.S. Attorney Tracy L. Wilkison said in a statement. The scheme allegedly occurred when Ridley-Thomas served on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. In a tweet, Councilman Joe Buscaino, a mayoral candidate, said he was "shocked, saddened, and disgusted" by the charges against his colleague.
Dylann Roof's request to reconsider recusal is denied
Dylann Roof's chances for a new appellate hearing continue to dwindle, with a court refusing to reconsider recusing itself from his appeal over his death sentence and conviction in the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. All of the judges from the 4th Circuit, which covers South Carolina, have recused themselves from hearing Roof’s case. Roof’s attorneys wanted the judges who opted to sit out his case to reinstate themselves to consider his petition for a new hearing. DYLANN ROOF DEATH SENTENCE APPEAL FOCUSES ON CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTER'S CAPACITY TO STAND TRIALThe court, citing its recusal, had denied Roof’s request for a new hearing and also ruled against allowing a full court of substitute judges from other circuits to consider his case. If unsuccessful in his direct appeal, Roof could file what’s known as a 2255 appeal, a request that the trial court review the constitutionality of his conviction and sentence.
Parents are sick of critical-theory apologists’ lies
But these semantics are useless to parents concerned that their children are being taught nonsense. Parents reject most of this package of ideas not because they are bigots or too complacent in suburbia, but because they believe it is wrong. Many of the ideas about racism taught in schools comes from activists like Ibram X. Kendi. For example, it is undeniably true that slavery once existed in the United States. They want an honest, fair and reasonably apolitical ­curriculum that depicts the United States as it was and is, warts and all.
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas ex-DOJ lawyer who allegedly aided Trump vote challenge
In a letter to Jeffrey Clark, a former assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s Civil Division, Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) Then President Donald Trump arrives to speak at his “Stop the Steal” rally before the Jan. 6 Capitol riots on January 6, 2021. APAfter Rosen and Donoghue rejected this idea, the report says, Clark told Rosen on Jan. 3 that Trump would install him as acting attorney general later that day. Richard Donoghue, then Acting Deputy Attorney General, claims former President Donald Trump wanted to appoint Jeffrey Clark to his job. Trump’s attorney general, William Barr, has said the Justice Department found no evidence of widespread fraud that could have overturned the results.
Toy Association president: Bottlenecks at ports are going to take 'many, many' months to decongest
The California ports, where 36 percent of U.S. imports come from, is months behind in bringing in its cargo. TREY GOWDY WARNS OF US PORT CONGESTION, SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASONPasierb said it's going to take "many, many" months to solve the crisis at the West Coast ports. "We've got a long, long way to go. "I can’t make a prediction," Psaki said about how long the bottlenecks to the supply chain would last. "The supply chain task force has been working around the clock for months and months to address a range of … different issues that we see in the supply chain… There are issues at the ports … those have been on the rise recently," she said.
Beloved NYC chocolate shop’s future at risk amid rent battle
In 1990, she opened her own chocolate shop, Myzel’s Chocolate, on 55th Street, and has been selling homemade and specialty candies ever since. How does life get better than this?” the 65-year-old Myzel recently told The Post from behind the counter of her 470-square-foot confectionary. Kamila Myzel, owner of Myzel’s Chocolate, laments the fate of her beloved business. fans of the beloved chocolate shop around the corner have stepped in to help Myzel. A GoFundMe page was set up to help offset Myzel’s back rent, so far raising $7,000.
Biden special envoy warns US must ‘prepare’ for fully nuclear Iran
The Biden administration’s special representative for Iran admitted Wednesday that America and its allies must brace for a world in which Tehran’s theocratic government “doesn’t have constraints on its nuclear program” as talks aimed at reviving the moribund 2015 nuclear deal grind on in Vienna. Iran has hinted it’s ready for more talks, but has not committed to a date. Meanwhile, it has blown through limits on its nuclear activities that had been set by the deal. Former President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the nuclear deal with Iran in May 2018. A worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr.
Dems chasing nutsy left activists instead of voters is a recipe for loss
Things like: Democrats should talk about popular things and not talk about unpopular things to win elections. They should promise to do things people want, rather than things people don’t seem to care that much about. The thing is, liberals are beginning to realize they need to hear these unbelievably obvious truisms. Shor says Democrats need to ask themselves why it is that they are losing support with working-class, non-college-educated African Americans and Latinos. His fellow Democrats don’t like the question.
Say what you will about Karl Marx: He would’ve HATED AOC and the left
And even the term “left” dates back to the 18th century, to the seating division of left and right in the French Revolutionary National Assembly. Marx and his longtime collaborator Friedrich Engels came onto the scene in the midst of it all. In this titanic struggle, Marx and Engels thought, what was called the left often acted against workers, notwithstanding leftists’ social-justice rhetoric. A good amount of Marx’s written output was dedicated to attacking this or that leftist movement of the day. Yes, even Marx hated the left.
NYPD cops busted in undercover sting operation driving ‘prostitutes’ to and from dates
A pair of dirty cops were caught in an undercover NYPD sting operation driving supposed high-priced escorts to and from their dates in exchange for thousands of dollars, newly released disciplinary records show. We’re like high-end,” the undercover told Sardone in a recorded phone call. A few weeks later, the cops were paid $2,000 for the same service and were asked again to help out in mid-May. During that incident, the undercover officer told Sardone and Diorio she was meeting with a new client and they needed to be prepared to come up to the room in case things went awry, which the cops agreed to. That’s all everybody was talking about today.”Calls to Diorio and Sardone went unreturned Wednesday.
Former Chicago gang member calls out Mayor Lightfoot's detachment from the city
Chicago continued to see a surge in violence Tuesday as three teenagers were among twelve shot through the city. Pete Keller, a former Chicago gang member and drug dealer, became a city activist to find solutions to improve his community. CHICAGO WEEKEND VIOLENCE LEFT 3 DEAD, 39 SHOT; MOTHER WITH YOUNG KIDS CARJACKED AT KNIFEPOINTChicago has seen 2,800 shootings in 2021, up 11 percent since last year. This comes as Lightfoot's city vaccine mandate deadline is set for October 15, which has sparked some blowback among law enforcement. He called on the mayor to join them to "deal with the problem" against the "mayhem" in Chicago.
Tech entrepreneur defends supporting Ron DeSantis after Bloomberg reporter called him 'divisive'
Tech entrepreneur David Sacks defended his support for Florida Republican Gov. On Tuesday, Sacks appeared on "Bloomberg Technology" where host Emily Chang asked the former PayPal chief operating officer about his support for a "divisive candidate" like DeSantis. "Why do you support such a divisive candidate, especially given the global health crisis we are facing?" FACEBOOK WILL TREAT JOURNALISTS, ACTIVISTS AS PUBLIC FIGURES TO LIMIT HARASSMENT AND BULLYINGChang continued to question Sacks’ support for DeSantis as opposed to other less controversial politicians. Sacks replied that he did, in fact, support Suarez and explained that his support for DeSantis comes from his policy on lockdowns.
Times Square billboard hammers Biden over forced COVID jabs: 'Hey Joe, time to let the mandate go'
A billboard has popped up in New York City’s Times Square hammering President Joe Biden over his support of coronavirus vaccine mandates. "Hey Joe, time to let the mandate go," the Times Square sign, funded by the conservative advocacy group Job Creators Network, reads. "Small businesses are facing the most challenging period in decades," Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO, said in the press release. "Now, Biden’s vaccine mandate threatens to dump fuel on the raging economic dumpster fire with his de facto nationwide vaccine mandate, which will only exacerbate already crippling labor shortages for small businesses." VACCINE MANDATES COULD LEAD TO POLICE AND FIREFIGHTER EXODUSES IN URBAN AREASOrtiz added, " Main Street will also be enlisted as foot soldiers to carry out and pay for the overreach of executive power.
Yet another Biden claim — that inflation is ‘temporary’ — proves wrong
So much for his promise that inflation was just “temporary.”“Most of the price increases we’ve seen are . expected to be temporary,” the prez claimed back in July, after inflation had soared steadily from just 1.4 percent in January (President Donald Trump’s last month in office) to 5.4 percent in June. Federal Reserve officials now warn inflation may last longer than thought. And while Biden has bragged that wages are up, too, they haven’t risen as fast as prices, so Americans have lost ground. Wednesday, Biden announced extended hours at ports, but it’s not clear how that might ease the worker crunch.
In contrast to Cuomo, Hochul says she ‘gives a damn’ about nursing home families
Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that New Yorkers deserve to know government officials actually “give a damn” about them, in a clear dig at her disgraced predecessor, Andrew Cuomo. “I thanked them for what they’ve done…which is to fight for people in nursing homes,” she added. Kathy Hochul had a meeting with families who lost loved ones to COVID-19 in nursing homes. It’s also a departure from Cuomo, who maintained over the last year and a half that any criticism of his handling of the virus in nursing homes was purely political. Hochul promised to have a follow up meeting with the families with new Department of Health Commissioner Mary Bassett.
Former Obama ethics official slams Biden White House for avoiding questions on Hunter Biden's artwork
Former Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub shared some constructive criticism on Wednesday for President Biden and his administration. Shaub commented on a clip of White House press secretary Jen Psaki responding to questions regarding Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, and his artwork. New York Post reporter Steven Nelson asked Psaki about the ethics of Hunter selling his artwork for tens of thousands of dollars a piece. Back in July, Psaki announced that a "system has been established" that would allow Hunter Biden to pursue a career in art with safeguards in place to prevent ethic violations. Shaub has been an outspoken critic of the Biden administration for allowing Hunter Biden to sell his artwork to anonymous buyers for inflated prices.
Jeffrey Clark, a Trump DOJ official, subpoenaed by House January 6 select committee
Trump-era Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark has been subpoenaed to appear before the Jan. 6 select committee on Oct. 29. "We need to understand Mr. Clark’s role in these efforts at the Justice Department and learn who was involved across the administration," said Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat and one of the chairs of the select committee. The news comes after Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee last week released conflicting reports on the controversy surrounding accusations former President Donald Trump pressured the DOJ to investigate election fraud claims. "This report shows the American people just how close we came to a constitutional crisis," Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, said of the report. But the GOP report contends that Trump "did not pressure" the DOJ to investigate any specific claims, citing several interviews with top DOJ officials and Rosen.
Biden admin plans to exempt some Taliban-era Afghan civil servants from US terror-related entry restrictions
EXCLUSIVE: The Biden administration is planning to allow some Afghan civil servants who were employed by the 1996-2001 Taliban government to be exempt from terror-related bans on entering the United States, according to a draft document obtained by Fox News. The administration continues to bring in tens of thousands of Afghans as part of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Some of these civil servants later worked for or helped the International Security Assistance Force, the U.S. government or the Afghan government that was established in Dec. 22, 2001," it adds. USCIS says the guidance is being applied now as it anticipates increased filings from Afghan nationals. The authority allows USCIS officers to exempt terror-related inadmissibility grounds that result from employment by the Taliban as civil servants between Sept. 1996 and Dec. 2001.
Border crisis: Video shows smuggler abandon 7-year-old migrant girl
A 7-year-old migrant girl was abandoned by a smuggler on Tuesday at the border between the U.S. and Mexico in the latest instance of children being dropped off and abandoned at the border. Customs and Border Protection said that the 7-year-old from El Salvador was brought over the 30-foot border wall in El Centro Sector by a smuggler on a rope ladder. After the smuggler turned back, Border Patrol agents picked up the cild and escorted her to a nearby processing center. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAgents in September rescued two small children abandoned along the Rio Grande River, including a 3-month-old in an infant carrier. In June, Border Patrol released video of a 5-year-old migrant girl wandering alone at the border after being abandoned near the end of the wall.
Gutfeld: Biden's 'metamorphosis into Jimmy Carter is almost complete' amid inflation, supply chain chaos
Gutfeld remarked on how Biden's "metamorphosis into Jimmy Carter is almost complete." "[It] comes amid a slew of bad headlines showing Joe’s metamorphosis into Jimmy Carter is almost complete," Gutfeld said. And the White House is warning shoppers their stockings are going to look empty." Gutfeld added that White House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed the White House "is not the Postal Service" despite the USPS being a federal agency. "We are not the Postal Service or UPS or FedEx.
Biden praises supply chain team even as White House fails to guarantee arrival of Christmas presents
President Biden touted the efforts of his supply chain disruption team on Wednesday even as White House press secretary Jen Psaki admitted that the administration cannot guarantee the on-time arrival of Christmas presents amid global supply chain delays and gridlocked U.S. ports. During another press briefing on Wednesday, Psaki said the White House "cannot guarantee" that Christmas presents will arrive on time. Even so, supply chain problems remain a mounting concern as global economies attempt to meet surging demand and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the administration's efforts – which may include relaxing regulations on truckers – the supply chain Grinch could steal some of the highly anticipated Christmas presents. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bill Gross slams judge who sentenced him, mocks community service
“Bond King” Bill Gross on Wednesday derided the California judge who sentenced him and his wife Amy to five days in jail plus community service — and mocked the soup kitchen he was tasked with helping. She handed the couple were a delayed sentence of five days in jail and ordered to pay $1,000 each as well as do two days of community service. Orange County Superior CourtGross went on to ridicule the Santa Ana soup kitchen and that he and his wife were ordered to serve to fulfill their community service requirement. Mark Towfiq, Bill Gross’s oceanfront neighbor, claimed in court to have been tormented by the actions of Gross and his wife. MediaNews Group via Getty ImagesBill Gross (seen with wife Amy) also ridiculed the Santa Ana soup kitchen that he and his wife were ordered to serve to fulfill their community service requirement.
NYC owed $3.5M in unpaid traffic tickets — and this is the worst offending state
New York City is $3.5 million in the hole in unpaid traffic tickets issued to out-of-state drivers since 2016 — and drivers with New Jersey license plates are the worst scofflaws, according to a new report. Drivers with Garden State plates received 1.2 million tickets over the five-year period — but have paid back just 438,220 of them, or 35 percent. Other top violators include Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Connecticut and North Carolina, — in order of total number of unpaid tickets. Cars registered to the rest of the country or Canada have an even higher rate of unpaid tickets — 53.5 percent, Streetsblog reported. Streetsblog previously reported that 20 percent of car crashes in New York City involve vehicles with out-of-state plates.
AG Garland’s son-in-law’s education company supports critical race theory
The education company co-founded by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s son-in-law is facing fresh scrutiny after it was revealed the company supports critical race theory curricula while servicing 23,000 schools in the nation, costing tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars — while Garland cracks down on opposition to the ideology. Panorama Education, co-founded by Xan Tanner, sells surveys to school districts nationwide with a focus on “social and emotion climate,” according to a report by Forbes. The surveys reportedly give justification for new curricula in schools which parents have recently taken issue with, such as critical race theory. Since 2017, the company has raised around $76 million from investors and just last month, Panorama Education struck a $60 million private financing raise with General Atlantic. Republican senators claim Attorney General Merrick Garland is trying to protect his son-in-law’s contracts with thousands of public schools.
Biden lauds port czar Porcari — despite US supply chain crisis
Despite the situation worsening over the past few months, Biden said that he’s been focused on the supply-chain issue since February. Porcari was named “port envoy” in August. President Biden mistakenly called his “port envoy” John Porcari, Joe, on October 13, 2021. Getty ImagesBiden on Wednesday also praised the labor union that mans the Port of Los Angeles for committing to staff the facility around the clock. The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports together process about 40 percent of international shipping containers entering the US.
Eric Adams signals support for a Gifted and Talented program admissions exam
Mayoral frontrunner Eric Adams said Wednesday that he supports a Gifted and Talented program admissions exam — leading some critics to question the impact and timing of Mayor de Blasio’s 11th-hour overhaul. Mayoral candidate Eric Adams said he wants to create an admissions test for the city’s Gifted and Talented program. Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the city will begin phasing out the Gifted and Talented programs at city public schools. A rally held in support of Gifted and Talented programs outside of Department of Education headquarters in Manhattan on October 12, 2021. Stephen Yang for the NY PostGifted and Talented program backers assert that advanced learners should have opportunities for accelerated instruction with peers of comparable ability.
Social Security issues biggest benefit bump in 40 years, hikes taxable base to pay for it
Previously, this taxable wage base was set at $142,800. That comes to $9,114.00 to the social security program (OASDI) in 2022 from the employee and the same amount from their employer. The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefit receipts will increase by 5.9 percent in 2022. Both premium plans are automatically deducted from Social Security checks. Social Security recipients who are below the full retirement age will be withheld $1 in benefits for every $1 earned above $1,630 a month (or $19,560 a year).
DC council member who said Jews control weather running for DC mayor
A D.C. Council member who made national headlines in 2018 after suggesting that Jewish financiers control the weather is now running for mayor in the district. He is not to be confused with Robert White, a progressive Democrat who is also running for D.C. mayor. White initially defended his comments, saying, "The video says what it says," but he later apologized to the Jewish community. "I want to apologize to the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended," Mr. White tweeted at the time. I did not intend to be anti-Semitic, and I see I should not have said that after learning from my colleagues."
Babbitt shooting internal police docs reveal 'no good reason for shooting,' according to Judicial Watch
He did not see anything in the female protester’s hands prior to the gunshot," the Internal Affairs Division report stated. Lieutenant Byrd looked upset and stated, ‘I was the one who took the shot,’" the report continued. CAPITOL POLICE OFFICERS SUE TRUMP, ALLIES OVER JAN. 6 RIOTThe sergeant went onto describe that Byrd was "visibly upset" after shooting Babbitt. The interviewer asked the sergeant if he approached Babbitt after the shot, and he responded, "No, no, no. That interviewee also said that a man with a beard wearing a suit attended to Babbitt, according to transcripts of the interview.
California bullet train’s latest woe: Will it be high speed?
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A new and fundamental debate has emerged in the battle over California’s high-speed rail project that could again significantly downgrade the troubled effort: Should the trains even be high speed when the system launches? The California High-Speed Rail Authority said it needs that money to continue construction beyond next summer. “The federal government is going to say: ‘Look, California’s opted out of high-speed rail.’ That’s the message it’s going to send,” he said. “Now is not the time for California to step back from its commitment to high-speed rail,” they warned. Electrified or not, the project is still short tens of billions of dollars — one reason rail officials cite for building the project in pieces.
Affluent South Americans flying to Mexico to enter US illegally: report
?Affluent residents of South American countries suffering economic woes are jetting to Mexico and mixing in with the crowds of poor migrants crossing into the US illegally, according to a report. “They got off the plane and went to a cab or to a bus,” Clem said ?of the well-heeled illegal immigrants. But unlike their poorer counterparts from Central America and Haiti, the middle-class illegal immigrants leave the shelters soon after arriving. South American migrants are not able to fly into an American airport and seek asylum. A number of Brazilian illegal immigrants were released the next day to a welcome center in Tucson.
Mollie Hemingway: The GOP Needs To “Figure Out The Gifts” President Trump Gave Them
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Fox News Contributor & Author of Rigged Mollie Hemingway talks about the future of election integrity and if former President Trump plans on running for President in 2024. He seemed just very focused on midterms, the health of the Republican Party type stuff. But I always thought he really wishes he didn’t have to. He wishes that the Republican Party would figure out these gifts he gave them, of good policy ideas and the courage to fight for them. But it seems like many of the Republicans are just going back into their old ways.”
DOJ announces probe into allegations of abuse at Texas juvenile detention facilities
The Department of Justice (DOJ) opened an investigation into five Texas juvenile detention facilities amid reports of physical and sexual abuse against children by staff members, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke announced Wednesday. "Too often children held in juvenile detention facilities are subject to abuse and mistreatment and deprived of their constitutional rights," Clarke said during a virtual press briefing. U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff for the Western District of Texas and Acting U.S. Attorney Chad Meacham of the Northern District of Texas were also present to express their support for the DOJ's investigation. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, asked the Texas Rangers police to investigate allegations that employees of the state’s Juvenile Justice Department had engaged in "illegal behavior" with youths. The DOJ has also filed lawsuits against Texas in recent weeks regarding its recent abortion law and an executive order barring transportation of illegal immigrants throughout the state.
Michael Goodwin: The Hunter Biden saga remains an outrageous scandal on its first anniversary
On this, its first anniversary, the Hunter Biden saga remains an outrageous scandal for two reasons. And it was no coincidence that the same outlets and tech giants that breathlessly promoted the Russia, Russia, Russia fiction about Donald Trump ignored the Biden scandal. He told the same thing and more to the FBI, which has had Hunter Biden’s laptop for two years. In that case, one might reasonably ask, where is The Post’s Pulitzer Prize for its Hunter Biden coverage? The question about a Post Pulitzer is partly in jest because the paper never submitted its stories for consideration.
Biden doesn't take questions for second time in a week after remarks on shaky supply chain
President Joe Biden turned his back on the press for the second time in a week Wednesday following a bevy of bad news about the economy. Addressing the shaky status of the U.S. supply chain, Biden announced that the Port of Los Angeles will begin to operate 24/7 in order to handle more goods amid growing backlogs. It followed the president taking no questions after his remarks on a disappointing September jobs report last Friday. BIDEN TURNS BACK ON REPORTERS, REFUSES TO TAKE QUESTIONS AFTER REMARKS ON DISMAL JOBS REPORT"President Biden addresses supply chain issue in scripted remarks. Americans erupted, for example, when Biden left the podium following his speech on the crisis in Afghanistan without answering one question.
Seattle cops pull felon from car moments before it goes up in flames
This is the dramatic moment Seattle cops pulled a convicted felon from his wrecked car just seconds before the vehicle went up in flames and rounds of ammunition started exploding inside. Officers were forced to cut through the man’s seatbelt as flames started to break out on the passenger side of the car. The Seattle Police Department released footage of cops pulling a felon to safety moments before his car caught fire. Seattle PoliceOfficers were forced to cut through the man’s seatbelt as flames started to break out on the passenger side of the car. Seattle PoliceImages from the scene show pieces of the man’s car, including one of the tires, strewn across the street.
Marine to plead guilty at court-martial over viral video attacking Afghan exit
Rebel Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller will plead guilty at his court-martial Thursday over the viral video he posted attacking the botched US pullout from Afghanistan, his attorney has said. Scheller will plead guilty at his court-martial for his actions in the video, according to his attorney. U.S. Marine CorpsThe Marine will plead guilty at his court-martial Thursday because it would “make him a hypocrite” if he did not after his call for accountability, Parlatore also told the Washington Post. “The real big question that remains is whether all the very important messages that he brought out will be adopted,” Parlatore told The Hill. Scheller said in the video that the reason people are upset at the withdrawal is because “senior leaders let them down” and aren’t accepting blame.
Bernie Sanders urges Democrats to pass $3.5T budget reconciliation, calls for party unity
“So, given this overwhelming support, why is it taking so long for Congress to pass this bill? What do they want to cut?”Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has proposed a top line of $1.5 trillion. Sanders called on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to tell Democrats what she wants to cut from the bill. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), who have vowed not to support the legislation at its current price tag in the upper chamber. Manchin has proposed a top line of $1.5 trillion while Sinema has not made her budget publicly known.
Dramatic audio captures deadly California plane crash’s final moments
A dramatic recording captured the harrowing final moments of a plane that crashed in California, killing two people — with an air traffic controller repeatedly warning the pilot that he was too low and veering off course. “Cleared to ILS Runway 28 Right, circle to land on Runway 23,” he is heard saying in the audio posted by LiveATC.net. An air traffic controller pleaded with pilot Dr. Sugata Das to increase his altitude moments before the deadly plane crash in California. Climb and maintain 3,800.”Smoke billows at the scene of the plane crash in Santee, California, on October 11, 2021. Firefighters work at the scene of a plane crash in Santee, California, on October 11, 2021.
Futuristic glass pyramid house in Hawaii can be yours for only $120K
Made of double-glazed glass walls, the interior studio spans 356 square feet, with panoramic nature views and light that shines through every side. Realtor.comThe outdoor bathroom/sink/shower area. Realtor.comThe small getaway escape space has gone full green and lights up via LED, with the internet coming through a Hawaiian Telcom. The pyramid home is made up of double-glazed glass walls held together with a sturdy and modern functional metal frame. The pyramid sits on a quarter-acre lot, which means the owner has plenty of space to build a larger home, and perhaps use the glass structure as a guest house.
Newt Gingrich: How to protect Taiwan without going to war with China
One of the greatest national security challenges threatening America is the danger of a war with communist China over Taiwan. It would shatter America’s reputation as a reliable nation, and countries around the world would become more likely to accommodate the Chinese Communist Party. Chinese Communist Party leaders have produced a wave of threatening articles and speeches about retaking Taiwan. It is a vital American interest to avoid war in the Taiwan Straits while ensuring the independence of Taiwan. As an island, Taiwan would be vulnerable to Chinese Communist threats against seaborne traffic by establishing missile test zones or announcing submarine interdiction.
Sen. Warren sounds alarm on 'The View': Break up Facebook before 2022 elections and 'true steal comes along'
That is wrong and it will break our democracy," she said on ABC's "The View." "This is about political power. We need to break up Facebook because they exercise so much influence in Washington. And the answer is Facebook is the buyer and Facebook is the seller," Warren said. Now, now, now," Warren said, referencing Democrats' desires to enact legislation on voting rights.
Loudoun County responds after dad says school district tried to conceal daughter's bathroom assault
"Loudoun County Public Schools is aware of the media and social media reports concerning alleged sexual assaults at two of our high school campuses," the school district said. LOUDOUN COUNTY FATHER ARRESTED AT SCHOOL BOARD EVENT SAYS SCHOOL TRIED TO COVER UP DAUGHTER'S BATHROOM ASSAULTThe statement comes two days after Scott Smith, who was arrested for disorderly conduct during a June 22 school board meeting, alleged that the school district tried to cover up a sexual assault by a gender-fluid individual against his ninth-grade daughter in order to further its transgender rights agenda. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case." The school district said in its statement that it contacted the sheriff’s office on May 28 within "minutes of receiving the initial report." Smith said he received a letter before the Aug. 11 vote informing him he was banned from the school board building.
CNN's Van Jones: Biden's honeymoon is over and he made promises he can't keep
Jones noted Biden had managed to do a lot of "good stuff," such as increasing the rate of vaccinations, and implementing the American Rescue Plan. "He's doing a lot of good stuff," Jones said. Liberals already disenchanted with Jones for having praised and worked with former President Donald Trump on criminal justice reform renewed their attacks on the commentator. Jones has had also harsh words for the former president and celebrated Biden's win last November, but because he held out that olive branch to Trump, Jones was alienated by leading liberal pundits. There is a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for."
Middle-class migrants fly to Mexico and then cross US border illegally
More migrants illegally entering the U.S. to apply for asylum are members of South America’s middle class who fly to the border by plane, according to authorities and aid workers. The U.S. government doesn’t keep track of how migrants arrive at the border or their financial status. But Chris T. Clem, the U.S. Border Patrol’s chief patrol agent in Yuma, said agents intercept people who say they recently flew to a Mexican border city nearly every day. South America and the Caribbean last year lost about 26 million jobs—the biggest economic contraction of any region in the world, according to the International Monetary Fund. And Brazil recently surpassed 600,000 COVID-19 deaths, second in the world only to the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University data.
Federal judge finds DC jail warden in contempt, demands DOJ civil rights probe of Jan. 6 detainees
A federal judge has found the warden of a D.C. jail and the director of the D.C. Department of Corrections in contempt of court Wednesday and called for an investigation by the Department of Justice to determine whether the jail has violated the civil rights of Jan. 6 defendants. TUCKER: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON JAN 6"I find that the civil rights of the defendant have been abused," Lamberth, a Reagan appointee, said at the hearing. The judge’s ruling in Worrell’s case comes after he found there was more than an "inexcusable" delay of jail officials turning over medical documents. But on Tuesday, the jail still hadn’t sent the records and the judge ordered the city jail officials to appear in court for a contempt hearing. A federal law known as the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act -- commonly called CRIPA -- allows prosecutors to review conditions of jails, prisons, and other government-run facilities to identify if there is a systemic pattern of abuse or civil rights violations.
Capitol Police mishandled emergency system on Jan 6: report
The on-duty watch commander appears not to have been made aware of at least some of the system activations, the report said. "Without being aware of an officer’s emergency, the Department does not dispatch additional units or resources for an officer in distress. Even so, the inspector general report says, the emergency system was not handled properly. Of the 36 emergency system activations that day, the inspector general located only 13 in the transcripts of radio traffic. Failure to appropriately respond to the emergency system activations, the report says, "can place officers at increased risk."
Lev Parnas sought to funnel $1M through illegal straw donations: prosecutor
Lev Parnas pleaded not guilty and his attorney said the evidence would clear his client. Both Soviet-born Parnas and Kukushkin have pleaded not guilty in the case. Andrey Kukushkin pleaded not guilty in the case. Steven HirschIgor Fruman pleaded guilty in the case earlier this month. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman helped Rudy Giuliani investigate the Ukrainian business dealings of Hunter Biden.
Democrats target black voters in tight VA gov race as Biden approval slips
A usually reliable voting group for Democrats, black voters’ approval rating of the party’s leader is steadily dropping, falling around 18 percentage points since July, according to recent polling by Pew Research Center. A Morning Consult poll conducted last month found that Biden’s net approval, percentage of those approving minus percentage of those disapproving, among Black voters has dropped 17 percentage points since mid-August. As of Sept. 20, Biden’s net approval sat at 47 percent among black voters, down from 59 percent on Sept. 8, the day before he announced labor-related vaccine mandates. Biden’s average approval rating has dropped over ten percentage points since he took office. Since he took office, Biden’s average approval rating has dropped over ten percentage points, from 55 percent to 43 percent, according to averages calculated by RealClearPolitics.
State-level carbon tax climate agreement struggling to get off the ground
While officials from 10 other states have been in discussions to enter the Transportation and Climate Initiative, or TCI, only then-Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Massachusetts Gov. The cap-and-trade initiative would require vehicle fuel suppliers in participating jurisdictions to buy energy allowances for CO2 emissions. Opponents say it will drive up fuel prices for consumers and is a regressive fuel tax. Transportation for Massachusetts, a coalition of Massachusetts environmental groups, opposes the ballot initiative to leave the agreement.
Parents demand Virginia superintendent be fired over alleged sex assault cover-up
Outraged parents are demanding a Virginia school board ax its superintendent and then resign en masse following claims the district tried to cover up two alleged sexual assaults by the same male student. The parents urged the board to “end this nightmare” by holding themselves accountable and getting rid of Superintendent Scott Ziegler, Fox News reports. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to The Post on Wednesday that they are handling two sexual assault cases that occurred on two different campuses within the district. Protesters and activists hold signs as they stand outside a Loudoun County school board meeting. End this nightmare.”Loudoun County’s divisive school board meetings have made headlines in recent months over issues ranging from transgender policies to mask mandates and critical race theory.
Katie Couric: I withheld RBG’s harsh anthem-kneeling comments to ‘protect’ her
Katie Couric has admitted that, in a 2016 interview, she withheld Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s harshest comments on kneeling during the national anthem. The editing was done in an effort to “protect” the late Supreme Court justice, Couric wrote in her memoir, which was obtained by The Post. And that’s why education is important,” Ginsburg told Couric at the time. As well, the day after the interview, the Supreme Court’s head of public affairs emailed Couric to say Ginsburg had “misspoken” and requested that her comments on the matter be removed from the piece. Couric eventually mostly did as they requested.
Delta fears rise in gas prices as airline posts $1.2 billion profit
The airline operated at 71% of its 2019 passenger-carrying capacity in the third quarter and expects that to rise to 80% in the fourth quarter. That will help revenue rise slightly, to more than 70% of where it stood in late 2019, the airline forecast. He argues that if Delta can ensure that a very high percentage of employees get vaccinated, that should be good enough. He said 90% of Delta employees are already vaccinated and it will be 95% by November. Business travel continues to lag, hurting the airline industry, with corporate travel about 40 percent down from its pre-pandemic level.
Around 160,000 illegal immigrants released into the US since March: report
The Biden administration has released roughly 160,000 illegal immigrants into the US since March by using an expansive view of limited parole that makes them eligible for work permits, according to a report Wednesday. Another 32,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the US since Aug. 6 on parole, which gives them a limited status to remain in the country and makes them eligible for work permits. Former Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott believes the Biden administration is abusing the parole program. The Biden administration has released roughly 160,000 illegal immigrants into the US since March, according to a new report. John Moore/Getty ImagesHe also pointed out that 81 percent of illegal immigrants released into the US between 2014 and 2020 did not report to their immigration proceedings.??The number of encounters between Border Patrol agents and illegal immigrants reached 200,000 in July and August, the highest totals in 20 years.
McAuliffe boasts he'll 'build education' in wake of saying parents should have little say
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe declared that he plans to "build education," just two weeks after he created a firestorm by saying parents should have little say in what public schools teach their children. "Forty-year career politician Terry McAuliffe thinks the law applies to everyone but him," Youngkin campaign spokesman Christian Martinez told Fox News. "McAuliffe was caught violating federal law on Amtrak without a mask, and then violating Virginia Tech’s indoor mask requirement. "I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach." "It’s pathetic to see Terry McAuliffe recycle the same old empty promises, failed policies, and dishonest attacks that he’s been repeating for 12 years," Martinez told Fox News.
Kamala Harris’ top media missteps, gaffes and debacles since becoming vice president
Vice President Kamala Harris has found herself in hot water over various gaffes, missteps and debacles on a regular basis during her chaotic first year on the job. Instead, the vice president nodded and thanked the student for speaking up. Rural Americans took issue with the comments from the vice president, suggesting she is out of touch with the nation. "And I-""When are you going to the border, Vice President?" The vice president responded to the query with a "not today" before laughing.
Raymond Arroyo on 'Faulkner Focus': New Hunter Biden emails 'a huge problem' for White House
Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo told "The Faulkner Focus" on Wednesday that the new emails reportedly showing President Biden and his son Hunter shared bank accounts is a "huge problem" for the White House. JOE BIDEN COULD GET DRAWN INTO THE FBI PROBE INTO HIS SON HUNTER: REPORTRAYMOND ARROYO It’s a huge problem. This has been going on since that laptop first surfaced. We know there were these conjoined accounts where Hunter Biden even complained to his daughter that he blew half of his salary paying ‘pop-pop’s’ bills. Instead, we've turned to a new grift: Hunter Biden, artist.
Georgia's Raffensperger slams Fulton County after ballot applications shredded: ‘Long way to go’
In an interview with Fox News, Raffensperger addressed the matter, which led to two workers in Fulton County being fired after they were accused of shredding the nearly 300 ballot applications. "Voters of Fulton County deserve better," he said. In a press release this week, Raffensperger said that there have been "20 years of documented failure in Fulton County elections." The state election board can also now investigate county election boards and has the power to suspend county election superintendents – though the board can only suspend four at a time. RAFFENSPERGER 'CONFIDENT' GEORGIA ELECTION LAW WILL 'PREVAIL' AFTER SEEKING DISMISSAL OF DOJ LAWSUITThe Justice Department filed a lawsuit over the summer against Georgia for its election law.
California high school program aims to help nation's growing truck driver shortage
Patterson High School in California is introducing students to the possibility of a career in truck driving, an industry facing worker shortages impacting the nation's supply chain. David Dein, a CDL instructor at the high school, warned the driver shortage will continue to be a problem. Dein said on "America’s Newsroom" that the truck driving industry is lacking roughly 63,000 drivers and that 25% of current drivers have reached or are nearing the age of retirement. Isael Medina, a recent graduate of the Patterson High School CDL program, told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer that Dien’s class inspired him to pursue a career in truck driving. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDien said the average age of people entering the truck driving industry is 38 years old, which he said means people generally choose truck driving as a second or third career choice.
G20 leaders to increase humanitarian aid for Afghanistan
The leaders of the Group of 20 nations have agreed to step up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan following the US military withdrawal in August — willing to negotiate with the Taliban to ensure the help gets through but not prepared to recognize the extremist group. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the G20 extraordinary meeting on sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. Mustafa Kamaci/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel following the G20 special summit, where countries voted unanimously to send more humanitarian support to Afghanistan. “We all have nothing to gain if the entire monetary or financial system in Afghanistan is collapsing, because then humanitarian aid can no longer be provided either,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters in Berlin. Bilal Guler/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesQatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the G20 summit on October 13, 2021, to send aid to Afghanistan.
Rep. Jayapal slams Nancy Pelsoi over infrastructure bill price cut
House Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal is slamming Speaker Nancy Pelosi after Pelosi admitted the Democratic Party-driven “human infrastructure” package will be cut and no longer hit a $3.5 trillion price point. “So why is Speaker Pelosi suggesting we should allow a couple of conservative Democrats to leave behind popular cornerstone policies of the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted “difficult decisions must be made very soon” in order to pass the spending bill and infrastructure bill. The Democratic Party has been internally warring between progressives and moderates over the price of the bill. Progressives like Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), backed by Pelosi and President Biden, support the current $3.5 trillion top line, while moderate Sens.
Letter to WH suggests dad of ‘sexually assaulted’ girl a ‘domestic terrorist’
The father of a girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a Virginia school bathroom should be treated as a domestic terrorist, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) suggested in a pointed letter to the White House — after the distraught dad stormed a local school board meeting demanding officials take responsibility. Scott Smith was arrested at Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia on June 22, 2021. He then insisted he went to the meeting to warn other parents and not attack the LGTB community. He’s a sexual predator,” Smith told the outlet of the suspect. Smith was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at the board meeting.
Biden, despite flagging poll numbers, returning to Virginia campaign trail ahead of Election Day
McAuliffe said Tuesday during an education roundtable in Alexandria, Virginia that President Biden will return to the commonwealth, telling reporters "he'll be coming back. MARGIN OF ERROR RACE IN VIRGINIA WITH ELECTION DAY CLOSING IN"I don’t have any updates on travel. Veteran Democratic strategist Josh Schwerin, who ran communications for McAuliffe’s successful 2013 gubernatorial campaign, said "there’s no nervousness at all" about having Biden return to the Virginia campaign trail. All of these announcements are an indication that the McAuliffe campaign is scared. On Monday, the McAuliffe campaign went up with a new digital ad accusing Youngkin of "putting Trump's agenda first."
NYC's De Blasio booting Thomas Jefferson statue from City Hall
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has just three months left in office, is quietly banishing a statue of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson from City Hall’s council chambers — where it has resided for the past 187 years, The Post has learned. The 11-member design commission will vote on de Blasio’s Jefferson exile after reviewing public comments, a City Hall spokesman said. The terms of the loan to the historical society for the Jefferson, which was gifted to City Hall by naval officer and Jefferson admirer Uriah Phillips Levy in 1834, are still being negotiated. NYC'S de BLASIO SENT HIS CHILDREN TO ‘GIFTED AND TALENTED’ SCHOOLReps for the historical society didn’t immediately return requests for comment. "For us to really highlight such an individual is really not who we are as a council," Miller said.
Alex Murdaugh's lawyer details day of roadside shooting in alleged botched suicide scheme
But attorney Jim Griffin explained he did not need to, since the suicide exemption was no longer effective. "He had a suicide exclusion, but that suicide exclusion was no longer valid because under South Carolina law, they’re only effective for two years. "We’re frustrated that we haven’t got those records," Griffin said. Until recently, Alex Murdaugh also served as a volunteer prosecutor for the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, which his family had maintained chief control of from 1920 to 2006. At least that morning, Alex Murdaugh did not appear suicidal, according to his defense attorney, but the disgraced lawyer’s frame of mind changed during the course of events later that day.
Boston advances plan to move homeless addicts into jail once used for ICE detainees amid progressive pushback
Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins is forging ahead with plans to transform the currently unused South Bay jail’s "building eight" into a place where addicts can begin recovery. The proposal would use several empty floors once used to house immigration detainees in the building adjacent to the South Bay House of Correction. That could mean addicts moving into the South Bay jail, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital or other facilities. The unused South Bay building is also closer to Methadone Mile. Signaling favor to the South Bay proposal, state Rep. Liz Miranda stressed, "We have to do something immediately."
Boston Bomber case: Kavanaugh, Kagan clash in rare testy exchange over mitigating evidence
But Kagan asked Feigin to "assume" that the evidence was strong: What should the district court have done then? SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS REINSTATING DEATH PENALTY FOR BOSTON BOMBER"Your entire case rests on the notion that the evidence just wasn't strong enough," Kagan said. "How is it the job of the district court to evaluate, much less decide that question?" It was a rare moment of tension on the normally collegial Supreme Court. The case is likely to be decided no later than June of 2022, when the Supreme Court's current term ends.
Boston bomber: Barrett asks DOJ lawyer why Biden admin wants to reinstate death sentence amid execution pause
Justice Amy Coney Barrett pressed the Biden administration's lawyer on why it is trying to reinstate the death sentence for Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev even though the attorney general ordered a moratorium on federal executions earlier this year. Barrett said that if the Biden administration gets its way, Tsarnaev would be "relegated to living under threat of a death sentence that the government doesn't plan to carry out." Feigin responded that circumstances could shift because a reinstated death penalty would not be the end of litigation or activity on Tsarnaev's case. But the district court excluded that evidence due to its alleged weakness, something the defense said was not fair because criminal defendants have a right to present mitigating evidence at sentencing. The Supreme Court will likely rule in the case by June 2022, when its current term ends.
Portions of Ghislaine Maxwell jury selection could be kept from public
Lawyers in Ghislaine Maxwell’s upcoming sex-trafficking trial have requested to hide from public view portions of jury selection, according to a new court filing. The Government consents to the defense’s request,” a trio of federal prosecutors wrote to Nathan on Tuesday night. Jury questionnaires and the questioning of potential jurors are typically accessible to the press and public in federal criminal trials. Ghislaine Maxwell has pleaded not guilty and has requested numerous times that she be let out on bail pending trial. The disgraced British socialite is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn pending trial and has repeatedly complained about horrendous conditions at the lockup.
Elon Musk puts Bay Area home up for sale — again — after Tesla HQ move
Musk’s re-listing of the Bay Area mansion for just under $32 million comes just days after the mega-billionaire announced Tesla will move its headquarters out of Palo Alto, California to Austin, Texas. “Just to be clear though, we will be continuing to expand our activities in California,” Musk, who’s worth $227 billion, said last week at a Tesla shareholders meeting. Musk’s $32 million, 47-acre estate is just south of San Francisco. Elin Musk’s 47-acre, 7-bedroom, 9.5-bathroom estate is currently listed for just under $32 million. Realtor.comThe house was listed at its new price of $32 million on Oct. 11, according to listing records from Zillow.
Movin’ on out: De Blasio booting Founding Father Jefferson from City Hall
The 11-member design commission will vote on de Blasio’s Jefferson exile after reviewing public comments, a City Hall spokesman said. The terms of the loan to the historical society for the Jefferson, which was gifted to City Hall by naval officer and Jefferson admirer Uriah Phillips Levy in 1834, are still being negotiated. Reps for the historical society didn’t immediately return requests for comment. “The city would still own the plaster model, and the historical society would include it in educational exhibits and provide valuable historical context,” a mayoral spokesman said. “For us to really highlight such an individual is really not who we are as a council,” Miller said.
Vaccine Wars Heat Up as Airlines Defy Texas Governor
Howie Kurtz on Texas banning all vaccine mandates including private businesses, Blue Origin workers saying the company has a toxic workplace and Justice Alito defends letting Texas abortion law take effect. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Mollie Hemingway: 2020 election was unlike any we've ever had
Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway, author of the new book "Rigged," sat down with "Fox & Friends" Wednesday, to discuss how Big Tech swung the 2020 election for the Democrats. Hemingway emphasized that the 2020 election was unlike any other U.S. presidential contest. MOLLIE HEMINGWAY: WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE 2020 ELECTION MUST BE INVESTIGATED AND DISCUSSEDMOLLIE HEMINGWAY: This election was unlike any election we’d ever had. They also changed a lot of our election laws. Sometimes they did that legally and constitutionally, sometimes they didn’t and Mark Zuckerberg, one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, funded the private takeover of government election offices, and that enabled a bunch of left-wing activists to come into government election offices and actually handle many things, from voter registration to voting to vote counting.
House GOP bill would reclaim Congress’ authority over refugee admissions, end DHS parole authority
FIRST ON FOX: A new bill introduced this week by House Republicans would reclaim Congress’ authority over refugee admissions into the United States, create new forms of screening and end the Department of Homeland Security secretary’s ability to parole migrants into the U.S. Rosendale, speaking to Fox News, described a pendulum swing between administrations on issues like immigration and refugee admissions since Congress had given that authority to the executive. The bill would also rescind the authority of DHS to parole refugees and migrants into the U.S. A White House official told Fox News that screening and security are conducted by intelligence, law enforcement and counterterrorism officials from multiple agencies. Last week, House Republicans on the Oversight Committee called for the DHS Office of Inspector General to investigate the processes behind the Afghan withdrawal effort.
Gov. Kristi Noem: We can't rely on a debt-ridden federal government to take care of us
Recently, I was honored to spend some time at the Reagan Ranch in California. We can’t rely on a debt-ridden federal government to take care of us. It’s possible that many people in the Democrat party feel that way today. It very well may be time for us all to follow the lead of President Reagan and become happy warriors for opportunity and freedom. The Democrat party seems to have left America behind with their support of critical race theory, unlimited federal spending, defunding of police and government control at all costs.
Feds ask Tesla why it didn’t recall ‘Autopilot’ feature after deadly crashes
America’s top transportation safety regulator wants to know why Tesla didn’t issue a recall of its “Autopilot” feature after a series of deadly crashes with emergency vehicles — and is investigating the company’s requirement that “full self driving” testers sign non-disclosure agreements. But issuing software updates that fix safety issues without issuing a formal recall is against the agency’s rules. The NHTSA is investigating a series of crashes in which Teslas in allegedly in autopilot mode crashed into emergency vehicles. APThe order demands that Tesla describe the non-disclosure agreements and how they are signed by Tesla drivers. The NHTSA’s investigation covers 765,000 Tesla vehicles.
Rep. Adam Schiff recalls ‘painful’ Robert Mueller collusion testimony
Rep. Adam Schiff recalls Robert Mueller’s testimony during the Russian “collusion” inquiry as being “painful” in a new interview — dodging on whether cognitive decline should have disqualified the former FBI director from leading the investigation. Rep. Adam Schiff recalls a “protective instinct among the people around” Robert Mueller. When pressed on whether he believes Robert Mueller was experiencing cognitive decline at the time, Rep. Adam Schiff refused to give a direct answer. '”Trump has repeatedly slammed the inquiry and Mueller’s testimony as being parts of a “witch hunt,” which led to several of his associates becoming legally ensnared over unrelated charges. Schiff’s retrospective hesitance on Mueller’s testimony is not the first, as in January 2020, Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig claimed it was very difficult for his close family and friends to watch his testimony, saying “they know that something happened.
Rape victim’s dad rips AG Garland for ‘domestic terrorists’ suggestion
Scott Smith became a symbol of angry parents confronting school officials when he went viral at a June 22 meeting of the Loudoun County School Board as he was arrested. I want better stuff for it,” he insisted of his passionate appearance at his first-ever school board meeting. Attorney General Merrick Garland suggested angry parents, like Scott Smith, were “domestic terrorists.” Jose Mendez/EPA“The next thing I know … the police are grabbing me and I’m tackled to the ground,” he said of the now-viral video of his arrest. He was not named because of his age, but was initially held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center. “That’s really scary, that our government will weaponize themselves against parents,” Scott Smith said.
JPMorgan posts surprisingly strong profits as bank releases pandemic reserves
JPMorgan Chase’s quarterly revenue jumped by more than $2 billion as the the mega-bank continued to release reserves it had set aside for possible loan defaults during the pandemic. On Wednesday morning, the nation’s biggest bank reported profit of $11.69 billion or $3.74 a share — blowing past analysts’ expectations of $3 a share according to data from Refinitiv. “As we have said before, however, we do notconsider these scenario-driven releases core or recurring profits,” Dimon said. And the commercial bank’s profit rose 30 percent. Equity markets surged 30 percent as stocks continued their strong performance — and largely offset most of the losses in fixed income.
Dodge Challenger pulls ahead of Ford Mustang in American muscle car sales race
The Dodge Challenger muscle car has outsold the Ford Mustang through the first nine months of 2021 and is poised to end the pony car's six-year best-seller streak. The Challenger was trailing the Mustang by 1,082 U.S. deliveries at the half-year mark, but has pulled out to a commanding 44,142 to 41,065 lead heading into the final stretch. Unlike Ford, Dodge's parent company Stellantis only issues quarterly sales reports, so we won't have another update on how things are shaping up in the race until they cross the finish line. One thing's almost for certain, both cars will handily outsell the Chevrolet Camaro, which has only found 15,084 driveways so far this year. In fact, the Camaro is even being outsold by the mid-engine Corvette, which has racked up 24,748 in sales.
Internet reacts to brutal new economic data: 'Not what the White House wants to see'
Social media users did not appreciate new economic data that revealed U.S. inflation is at its highest rate in 13 years, pinning the blame squarely on the Biden White House. The data comes on the heels of the poor September jobs report. The latest inflation number, provided by Washington Post economic correspondent Heather Long, did not improve the administration's image. "Not what the White House wants to see," National Journal's Josh Kraushaar tweeted. Observers mused whether the high inflation rate is what Biden and his supporters had in mind with the measure.
Twitter says no signs Maxine Waters’ account was hacked
Twitter has insisted there are no signs Rep. Maxine Waters’ account was hacked and erased, despite her raising the alarm Tuesday on her still-active account. The California Democrat had insisted that she had “been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased.”“I know who has done this. The message baffled followers who noted the account as well as another she has, @MaxineWaters, were both active and not erased — and Twitter later confirmed nothing suspicious appeared to have happened. “At this time, we’ve identified no signs of account compromise,” A Twitter spokesperson told Reuters. The conclusion was reached after the social media team had opened “lines of communication with her office and have worked with them to ensure the account is secure.”Rep. Maxine Waters has claimed that her official Twitter account has been hacked despite both Twitter and her followers saying that nothing suspicious has happened to either of her accounts.
Texas resident says border 'has never been closed,' pushes back on Biden admin's claims
A Brackettville, Texas resident said on Wednesday that the southern border is not closed, despite claims from the Biden administration. "It has never been closed," Kelly Perry told "Fox & Friends" enterprise reporter Lawrence Jones. Perry said that unless migrants committed a crime prior to them coming through the processing center, they are not in the United States' criminal database. "It doesn’t matter if they are murderers, sex predators, cartel, it doesn’t matter if they are not in our database. He called for greater engagement by the U.S. to address the problem, the Times reported.
CNN's Lemon, Cuomo slam NBA star Kyrie Irving over vaccination status fight: 'Suffer the consequences'
CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo launched on an extended rant Tuesday targeting NBA star Kyrie Irving over not getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. Then he doesn’t have to do it, but one then must suffer the consequences of not doing it," Lemon said. "You have to look out at what’s good for the whole, which is a team, which is America, which is humanity, which is Kyrie Irving’s team," Lemon added. "You have the right to do something, doesn’t mean it’s right the way you're doing it. We won’t cancel you or fire you but you’re going to be benched," Lemon chimed in.
Kamala Harris' science video mishap latest sign of chaos in vice president's office
Vice President Kamala Harris’ widely panned science video is the latest mishap in what has been a chaotic first year for the vice president's office. KAMALA HARRIS SPACE VIDEO USED CHILD ACTORSThe vice president was roasted online for the video, with many criticizing it as disingenuous and cringeworthy. Harris' vice presidential tenure so far has seen repeated controversies. KAMALA HARRIS STAFF CONTENDING WITH LOW MORALE, INTERNAL TENSIONS: REPORTS"People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment," one person with knowledge of operations at Harris’ office told Politico. Symone Sanders, the vice president’s chief spokesperson, pushed back against the allegations of abuse against staffers.
Republicans, Schumer say it's 'about time' Biden opened Canadian border after months of widespread vaccines
Her district encompasses most of northern New York and a significant portion of its land border with Canada. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, also hit the Biden administration for how long the border remained closed, even after Canada opened its border to Americans. BORDER CRISIS OVERWHELMING OFFICIALS, COMMUNITIES AS MIGRANT NUMBERS KEEP SURGING"Kudos to President Biden for doing the right thing and increasing cross border travel between Canada and the U.S. The high vaccination rates on each side of the border have opened the door of safe cross border travel and will now safely increase the rebirth of the economic energy of Upstate NY," Schumer said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPStarting in January, DHS said, foreign travelers will need proof of vaccination to enter the United States.
Alexandria City Council reinstates school resource officers after teacher, parent pleas over violence
The Alexandria City Council voted to temporarily reinstate school resource officers after teacher and parent outcry over a spate of violent fights at the public schools , which some have blamed on the council voting to do away with the officers last spring. VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT REMOVED OFFICERS EXPERIENCE NUMEROUS VIOLENT FIGHTS: 'FREE-FOR-ALL’"Our students are sending us warning shots, literally warning shots," Peter Balas, Alexandria City High School Principal said at the meeting. The Alexandria City Council decided in May - following a year of national protests calling for police departments be defunded - to remove the school resource officers, and reallocate $800,000 in funding to hire mental health counselors. "This was going to happen," one parent told ALXnow earlier this year after video surfaced of students brawling in Alexandria City High School’s cafeteria. Parents also held a rally to get resource officers back on public school campuses earlier this school year.
Turley: There are now serious questions about a Biden family 'influence peddling operation'
Constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley joined "Fox & Friends" Wednesday to discuss a new report alleging that Hunter and Joe Biden previously held shared bank accounts. Turley said it's time for an independent special counsel to be appointed to look into the allegations. JOE BIDEN COULD GET DRAWN INTO THE FBI PROBE INTO HIS SON HUNTER: REPORTJONATHAN TURLEY: With these disclosures, we have accounts being used to pay both Hunter and Joe Biden and money being reimbursed to Hunter Biden from an individual associated with a company called Rosemont Seneca. The question is why the Justice Department hasn’t considered the appointment of a special counsel. But there are also serious questions about whether the Biden family conducted an extensive influence-peddling operation involving not just Hunter but his uncle and potentially the president of the United States.
Parents respond to DOJ, school boards' statements: 'I am what a domestic terrorist looks like?'
The Justice Department (DOJ) is facing a wave of backlash as parents criticize its recent decision to investigate potential acts of violence against school boards across the country. It came after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) asked the Biden administration for assistance, suggesting that the threats and acts of violence were similar to domestic terrorism. asked Asra Nomani, vice president of investigations and strategy at Parents Defending Education. Nomani's group has been conducting deep research into how school boards across the country are implementing so-called "woke" ideas in their curricula. DOJ LAUNCHING EFFORT TO COMBAT ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERSNicole Solas, a mom who publicly challenged her school board in Rhode Island, similarly had a display name that read in part: "Domestic Terrorist per @NSBApubliced."
Leaked Border Patrol docs show mass release of illegal immigrants into US by Biden administration
BORDER CRISIS OVERWHELMING OFFICIAL, COMMUNITIES AS MIGRANT NUMBERS KEEP SURGINGSince March 20, at least 94,570 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with Notices to Report. Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott, who served under President Biden, reviewed the documents and told Fox News that he believes the administration is abusing its parole authority. SEN. BLACKBURN TOURS BORDER, SAYS CRISIS ‘CANNOT CONTINUE’ AS SHE CALLS ON BIDEN TO STEP UPThe documents also show that since Aug 6, the administration has released an additional 40,000 illegal immigrants on their own recognizance. Republicans have blamed the Biden administration’s rapid rollback of Trump-era border protections for the ongoing crisis at the border. The administration however has focused on an explanation emphasizing "root causes" like poverty, corruption and violence in Central America.
Audemars Piguet debuts 2021 ‘Beasts’: Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs
Audemars Piguet has given its iconic Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph a makeover that updates and refines the macho model, while expanding its sporty lineup with a new 43 mm case. A quick click-and-release interchangeable strap system lets you change up the look on a whim, enhancing the Offshore with a fashionable new facet. Originally conceived as a 20th anniversary Royal Oak, the Royal Oak Offshore stunned the watch world in 1993 with its massive proportions and heft, earning it the nickname the Beast. “Yes, it echoes the aesthetics of the Royal Oak Offshore, but it brings in something a little different: There is some curvature to the elements, and there is an incredible amount of refinement to it. A satin finish echoes the new case codes, while a streamlined applied AP logo replaces the full Audemars Piguet signature.
Inflation comes in hotter than expected as prices spike 5.4 percent
Inflation continued to surge in September, with prices rising more than expected as companies grapple with a snarled supply chain and a nationwide labor shortage, the feds said Wednesday. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected a 5.3 percent year-over-year spike in September and a monthly increase of 0.3 percent. The world’s roiled supply chain is struggling to keep up with the whiplash spike in demand for goods as countries emerge from the pandemic. Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesThat measure of inflation has eased since it spiked 4.5 percent in June, marking the fastest acceleration of prices it tracks since 1991. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected a 5.3 percent year-over-year spike in September and a monthly increase of 0.3 percent.
Supreme Court to hear arguments to reinstate death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday from the Biden administration calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The evidence implicated Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a triple killing in Waltham outside Boston on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys believe evidence backs up their argument that his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, masterminded the attack, making Dzhokhar less responsible. The Supreme Court then agreed to review the case when the Biden administration didn’t indicate any change of view. A federal appeals court tossed out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in July 2020 and overturned three of his convictions.
Chicago police union president is telling members to not comply with vaccine mandate
The Chicago police union is just days away from the city's deadline for a vaccine mandate, but many may not comply. 7 President John Catanzara is telling members to not put their vaccination status into the city’s portal, which is part of the city’s mandate. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said all city workers must report their vaccine status to the city by Oct. 15. CHICAGO MAYOR LIGHTFOOT, POLICE UNION CLASH AFTER WARNING OF ‘CONSEQUENCES’ FOR NON-VACCINATED CITY WORKERSShe recently announced workers could temporarily opt-out if they pay to get tested for COVID-19 twice a week. CHICAGO POLICE UNION ‘100% AGAINST’ VACCINE MANDATE FOR OFFICERS: ‘HELL, NO’The union will file a temporary restraining order Wednesday.
Former Home Depot CEO warns supply chain crisis becoming national emergency: 'It's not getting better'
The ongoing labor shortage in the U.S. is now leading to massive cargo delays and shortages within the supply chain. Bob Nardelli, former CEO of Home Depot and Chrysler, warns the problem is becoming a national emergency. On "Fox & Friends," Nardelli said "we need to be aggressive," and suggested an emergency declaration that would allow the military to get involved in transporting cargo. We keep talking about supply chain problems. These are men and women who have the capability to unload cargo and transport cargo.
Interpreter who helped rescue Biden escapes Afghanistan, says Taliban have 'no mercy'
An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden in 2008, Aman Khalili, finally escaped Afghanistan with the help of U.S. veterans after hiding for weeks in fear for his life. They do not have mercy for anybody, especially for people who worked with U.S. forces," Khalili said. … They are scared of the Taliban," Khalili explained. STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS MEETING WITH SENIOR TALIBAN LEADERS WAS ‘CANDID AND PROFESSIONAL’"There are a lot of people out there," Khalili stated. Khalili fled Afghanistan last week with his family and was able to arrive in Islamabad before flying to Doha.
'Ingraham Angle': Fraud of critical race theory accidentally exposed in CNN debate
Laura Ingraham highlighted Tuesday a CNN "point-counterpoint" debate on critical race theory, and diversity, equity and inclusion in public schools. Virginia parent and author Asra Nomani argued schools are "radicalizing" students with critical race theory, often described as Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) programs. Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has argued through his campaign that critical race theory is "made up." Earlier in the week, the former Democratic governor doubled down on claims that critical race theory curriculum does not exist, and is not taught in public schools. In a separate CNN segment this week, Axios editor Margaret Talev claimed on "Inside Politics" that critical race theory is "not actually a thing."
US passes China as biggest bitcoin mining hub after Beijing ban
The United States has overtaken China — the longtime home to most crypto mining activity in the world — as the world’s biggest source of bitcoin mining, according to new data published Wednesday by Cambridge University. Bitcoin mining is the energy-intensive process that both produces new Bitcoins while processing transactions made with the existing supply. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThe US was responsible for just 4.2 percent of the world’s Bitcoin mining activity in August of 2020. A map of the entire world that shows every country’s Bitcoin mining rate. The Washington Post via Getty ImKazakhstan, for example, has become a Bitcoin mining heavyweight.
Kamala Harris says US ‘must not shy away’ from ‘shameful past’ of Columbus Day
“Those explorers ushered in a wave of devastation for Tribal nations — perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading disease,” she said. “Explorers ushered in a wave of devastation for Tribal nations — perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading disease,” Vice President Kamala Harris acknowledged. AFP via Getty ImagesAs such, the Biden administration would renegotiate a memo of understanding about federal funding for job training on tribal lands with tribal nations, she said. The memo was renegotiated in 2018 between 12 federal agencies but without input from the tribal nations affected. Biden also signed an executive order designed to help Native American communities with educational and economic opportunities.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: Biden's $3.5T plan to help working families depends on Democratic unity
So, given this overwhelming support, why is it taking so long for Congress to pass this bill? And it’s not just the health care industry and big drug companies. It will cut child poverty in half by extending the $300 a month direct payments for working class parents that expire in December. Will all Democrats stand together to take on the greed of the pharmaceutical industry, the health insurance companies, the fossil fuel industry, and wealthy campaign contributors? CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM SEN. BERNIE SANDERS
NRSC targets Democrats in border states Arizona, Nevada with new ads
In the ads against Cortez Masto and Kelly, the NRSC says they "helped create this crisis," citing their voting record on support for defunding border security, ending border wall construction, and supporting sanctuary cities. "Catherine Cortez Masto and Mark Kelly have spent the entirety of 2021 ignoring the border crisis," NRSC spokeswoman Katharine Cooksey told Fox News. "Instead, these two liberal senators have voted time and again to weaken border security measures, supporting Joe Biden’s amnesty and open borders agenda." An NRSC aide told Fox News that Cortez Masto, Kelly and their Democrat colleagues have "signaled a willingness for open borders and amnesty without border security." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPNRSC aides told Fox News that since January, they’ve weighed in with ads against a number of Democrat-supported issues.
Biden drops to 38% approval in new national poll
The president’s approval rating stands at just 38%, with disapproval at 53% in a Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday. That’s down from a 42%-50% approval/disapproval rating for Biden in a survey Quinnipiac University conducted last month. The plunge in the president’s approval was also compounded by the latest surge of migrants trying to cross into the U.S. along the southern border with Mexico. Biden registers at 48%-50% approval/disapproval on handling the pandemic, according to the Quinnipiac University survey. Quinnipiac University questioned 1,326 adults nationwide for their poll.
Rubio hauls in $6M in fundraising as Florida GOP senator gears up for 2022 reelection
EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is building a formidable war chest as he gathers resources for what will likely be a bruising reelection campaign in the 2022 midterms. The two-term Republican senator hauled in $6 million in fundraising during the July-September third quarter of fundraising, according to figures shared first with Fox News on Wednesday. "Both parties are going to invest heavily in Florida," University of Florida political science professor Michael McDonald told Fox News earlier this year. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut the Sunshine State’s 2018 Senate race, when then-Republican Gov. That race was the most expensive in history, until last year when spending in the Senate race in North Carolina topped $280 million, smashing the Florida record.
Virginia mom who survived Maoist China says DOJ, school board association use ‘communist tactics’
Van Fleet told Fox News: "I have to say, this will backfire. That's why I'm here," Van Fleet told Fox News. Suparna Dutta, who recently pulled her son out of Thomas Jefferson High School, echoed Jackson’s comments, calling the DOJ announcement "shocking." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I am scared," Dutta told Fox News. "This is about your children," said Van Fleet, whose son graduated from Loudoun High School in 2015.
Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in DOJ appeal to reinstate Tsarnaev death sentence
The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear oral arguments in the federal government’s appeal of the dismissal of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence. Also cited was the refusal to allow what the defense believed would be mitigating evidence related to the role Tsarnaev's brother may have played in a separate triple-murder case. "This court should reverse the decision below and put this case back on track toward a just conclusion." The Biden administration’s push to execute Tsarnaev stands in stark contrast with the president’s campaign promise to end the death penalty. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a federal moratorium on executions while the DOJ conducts a review of the practice, about which Garland said he has "serious concerns."
FLASHBACK: Media pushed false Jacob Blake narrative that he was 'unarmed'
HAWLEY: BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS USING FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO INTIMIDATE PARENTS INTO SILENCEAt the time, many reporters and news outlets pushed the narrative that Blake was "unarmed." Police tried to arrest him and after a brief tussle with officers, Blake moved toward the front of his car. The Washington Post continued to push the "unarmed" narrative. One CNN host consistently pushed the narrative that Blake was "unarmed" despite there being no investigation to verify that claim. In addition to pushing the false "unarmed" narrative, reporters left out important context to the Blake's encounter with police officers.
Florida fines county $3.5M for violating vaccine mandate ban
The Florida Department of Health issued its first fine to a county that allegedly violated the state’s ban on vaccine mandates, the department announced this week. PSAKI: ABBOTT AND DESANTIS' POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED VACCINE MANDATE POLITICS WILL KILL PEOPLEThe state said the county had violated Florida's "vaccine passport" law, which prohibits businesses and governments from requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. "Governor DeSantis will continue fighting for Floridians’ rights and the Florida Department of Health will continue to enforce the law." President Biden announced a federal vaccine mandate last month for businesses with more than 100 employees, which hasn’t gone into effect yet and the Florida law is being challenged in court. "Firing hard-working employees over vaccine passports has real and lasting consequences," Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo said in a statement.
White House to host global anti-ransomware meeting; Russia not invited
"We do look to the Russian government to address ransomware criminal activity coming from actors within Russia," an official said, adding that the Biden administration has "also shared information with Russia regarding criminal ransomware activity being conducted from its territory." Biden, at the time, said he told Putin that "certain critical infrastructure should be off limits to attack." Biden said he gave a list of "16 specific entities defined as critical infrastructure," saying it ranged from energy to water systems. Last month, the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the virtual currency exchange SUEX OTC, S.R.O. The White House said the hack was likely carried out by a criminal group based in Russia.
Syria reopens to international tourists amid terror threats
Syria has reopened its war-ravaged country for tourism amid active terror threats and a broken economy hammered by years of brutal war and COVID-19. The advisory warns also that Americans and other westerners are at a particularly high risk of being kidnapped while in Syria. Syria is now authorizing tourism visas again for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The re-emergence of tourism comes amid the still unresolved decade-long civil war in Syria that arose from an uprising against President Bashar Assad in 2011. Syria’s tourism announcement comes amid terror threats.
UPS, FedEx, Walmart commit to 24/7 hours to alleviate LA port crunch
WASHINGTON — The White House says the Port of Los Angeles, UPS, FedEx and Walmart will commit to 24/7 work hours to alleviate a supply-chain crunch that threatens to leave presents missing from under Christmas trees. As of this week, nearly 100 massive container ships idled off the Los Angeles coastline, unable to unload their goods. Containers are stacked at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. UPS, Walmart and FedEx will be working during off peak hours. It’s unclear how dramatically the hours for workers at FedEx, UPS and Walmart would change.
What’s Behind America’s Supply Chain Crunch
Supply chain issues are being felt nationwide. With the COVID-19 vaccine now widely available, federal employees and the U.S. military have been required to get the coronavirus vaccine, however some states are bucking this trend. On Monday, October 11th, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas issued an executive order that would block any vaccine mandates within his state, even for private businesses. Later, he shares his optimism on the return to normalcy and how soon he expects a COVID-19 vaccine for children. Plus, commentary by former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, host of the Jason in the House podcast.
Biden employer vaccine mandate a step closer to reality as OSHA submits rule text to OMB for review
President Biden’s vaccine mandate for large businesses came one step closer to reality on Tuesday after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) submitted the initial text of an emergency vaccine rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Last month, the president announced businesses with more than 100 employees will be required to mandate coronavirus vaccines or administer weekly tests. Employers are also required to pay employees for time off to get vaccinated and recover from side effects. The rule will take effect once the OMB finishes its review and it’s published in the federal register. "On Tuesday, October 12, as part of the regulatory review process, the agency submitted the initial text of the emergency temporary standard to the Office of Management and Budget."
Lauren Boebert knocks Pelosi's attempt to sell Biden agenda
Boebert asked responding Pelosi's statement that the media could do more to promote the Biden agenda. $200 million dollars to Nancy Pelosi's favorite park, the Presidio amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. This bill is crap…"Boebert contended that the reason why the press is not talking about Biden's spending plan is that "[Biden] is not talking about it." He had zero appearances today and zero yesterday and zero the day before that," she said. Both items on President Biden's schedule Tuesday were closed press.
Press suddenly grappling with Biden’s political slide as Democrats grow worried
It’s almost like someone flipped a switch and the press suddenly discovered that Joe Biden is unpopular. AMERICA’S ‘CIVIL WAR’: THE REAL VIRUS IN OUR MEDIA AND POLITICAL CULTUREEach poll has been dutifully reported, each setback adequately chronicled. But there was no sense of critical mass, as with yesterday’s Politico headline:"‘The President’s Decline is Alarming’: Biden Trapped in Coronavirus Malaise." Biden’s problem is larger than the press, but his unusually low media profile isn’t helping him. In National Review, Deroy Murdoch says the Republicans are being too nice to the president by saying things like "Biden’s not in control.
Rep. Byron Donalds: Left got caught trying to divide our country through schools
PARENTS CONTINUE BLASTING DOJ, SCHOOL BOARDS AMID PROBE INTO VIOLENT THREATSREP. BYRON DONALDS: "The left got caught with their hands in the cookie jar. But the fault is theirs because they got caught trying to divide our country and that does not that’s not what’s best for America." They want to learn history so their children are empowered to take over the country that will be left to them. But we can never survive this rank division that the radical left wants to bring in the form of critical race theory. It’s elements should not be in textbooks people should be free to learn our history, learn all our history but not but be prepared to lead America going forward not divide America going forward."
Brian Laundrie's lawyer calls Gabby Petito's death a 'tragedy' after coroner report, her mom responds
Here's what you need to know as you start your dayBrian Laundrie's lawyer calls Gabby Petito's death a 'tragedy' after coroner says she was strangledBrian Laundrie's lawyer, Steven Bertolino, called Gabby Petito's death a "tragedy" on Tuesday after Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said that her homicide was caused by "manual strangulation." "Gabby Petito’s death at such a young age is a tragedy," Bertolino told Fox News on Tuesday. "While Brian Laundrie is currently charged with the unauthorized use of a debit card belonging to Gabby, Brian is only considered a person of interest in relation to Gabby Petito’s demise," he continued. Parents attended the school board meeting with signs urging Ziegler to resign. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case."
Tucker Carlson: Inflation is not a temporary problem, it is real and it is here
There's probably no institution in American life that has more effect on how youlive, but that we talk about less than the Federal Reserve. But it may be a measure of the way that bureaucracies work, that over time the Federal Reserve has actively undermined both of those objectives. But there's a flip side to all the raises, and that's inflation. She's the reptile who once ran the Federal Reserve and is therefore, more responsible than any single living person for your growing poverty. This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson's opening commentary on the October 12, 2021 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
Sen. Lindsey Graham: Border chaos is ‘another 9/11 in the making’
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned Tuesday that the ongoing illegal immigration surge at the US-Mexico border is creating a golden opportunity for terror groups, calling it “another 9/11 in the making.”“There are 80 countries that they pick people up from,” Graham told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “When I got there, there were still 1,000.”Sen. Lindsey Graham believes the ongoing illegal immigration surge at the US-Mexico border is possibly creating opportunities for terror groups. As of the week I went there, as of a couple days ago, 114,000 people [were apprehended] in the Yuma sector alone. Sen. Lindsey Graham visited the Border Patrol’s Yuma sector in Arizona, claiming that illegal immigrants in the sector’s lone overflow facility were either released into the US, or deported to Mexico. “We had 40,000 Brazilians come through the Yuma sector alone, headed for Connecticut, wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags.
Father of Virginia student allegedly assaulted by biological male in restroom: 'I won't stay quiet anymore'
The father of a female Virginia student allegedly sexually assaulted by a biological male wearing a skirt spoke out to "The Ingraham Angle" on Tuesday after months of self-described "silence" since he was pulled out of a June 22 school board meeting by police and later derided as a bigot on social media. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case." The suspect was arrested two months later following an investigation by the sheriff's office. "These incidents were reported immediately to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, and LCPS cooperated fully with the investigations," a spokesperson for Ziegler told Fox News. Many of the estimated 60 parents at a school board meeting in the suburban Washington, D.C., county on Tuesday evening called for Ziegler to resign.
Lindsey Graham: Border Patrol are abandoned by Biden administration
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, S.C., railed the Biden administration's response to the border crisis and recounted his visit with Border Patrol agents on "Hannity" Tuesday. GRAHAM: The men and women of the Border Patrol are being asked to do the impossible. They're American patriots and they deserve all of our appreciation and thanks, but they've been abandoned by the Biden administration. So between October 2020 and October of this year, 2021, in the Yuma sector alone, there's been a 1,300% increase in illegal crossings. In all of 2020, 8,000 people were apprehended in the Yuma sector as of the week I went there, as of a couple of days ago, 114,000 people in the Yuma sector alone.
Border agents crack human smuggling effort, arrest 24 migrants
Border Patrol agents in Texas arrested 24 illegal immigrants suspected of being part of a human smuggling operation that used local railways to travel across south Texas, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Tuesday. Border Patrol, working with the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office and Robstown police, arrested 22 migrants, the statement said. The pair were detained on suspicion of intending to transport the other 22 illegal immigrants further into the US. The group of two dozen are originally from Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, the CBP statement said. In a separate operation, five illegal immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador were arrested Sunday after fleeing a black Volkswagen Jetta when it was stopped by a police officer in Mission, Texas.
US to reopen land border to Canadians by next month, Schumer says
The Biden administration intends to reopen overland border crossings to our vaccinated neighbors to the north by early November, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Tuesday night. Schumer claimed he had received “direct confirmation” of the reopening plan from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, member[s] of our shared border community have felt the pain and economic hardship of the land border closures. The slowness of the White House in opening the northern border exasperated lawmakers who represent communities near the frontier. “The reduction in cross-border traffic has had a significant impact on local economies along the northern border, including agriculture, small businesses, and tourism,” the two wrote at the time.
Record 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August
Americans quit their jobs at a record clip in August, a new government report said Tuesday, with restaurant and hotel workers leading the mass exodus. A whopping 4.3 million people quit two months ago, the most on record dating back to December 2000 — and 300,000 more than in July, according to the Labor Department report. Hiring in August also plunged sharply — down to 6.3 million from 6.8 million in July — despite the number of available jobs remaining near record high levels. In the past year, open jobs have increased 62 percent, though available jobs did fall to 10.4 million in August, from a record high of 11.1 million in July. From July 2021 to August 2021, restaurants and hotels saw employees quit at a 21 percent increase.
US to reopen land borders next month for fully vaccinated: report
After a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. is set to announce that it will reopen land borders with Canada and Mexico next month for nonessential travel and demand all international visitors be fully vaccinated, according to a report. By mid-January, even essential travelers seeking to enter the U.S., like truck drivers, will need to be fully vaccinated. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUSThe U.S. announced in August that it would continue to ban nonessential travel despite Canada’s move to allow Americans who are fully vaccinated to enter. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate majority leader who represents a border state with Canada, praised the move in a statement. That pain is about to end," Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement obtained by Reuters.
They banned the Post, but Twitter didn’t take these tweets down
When Twitter banned the New York Post one year ago, it was clear from the start that the decision was arbitrary, hypocritical — and political. The Post asked our friends at Twitchy.com, a site dedicated to chronicling the worst of Twitter, to help collect some examples of things the service didn’t ban. Turned out the story wasn’t true, and the one source made it up. Twitter used to add “context needed” and other tags to President Donald Trump’s tweets. The Hunter Biden laptop wasn’t Russian disinformation, never was, but Twitter is fine with the president’s spokesperson saying so.
So, where’s The Post’s Pulitzer for Hunter Biden exposé?: Goodwin
On this, its first anniversary, the Hunter Biden saga remains an outrageous scandal for two reasons. Big Tech barrons such as Facebook and Twitter tried to censor the Post’s Hunter Biden exposé amid the 2020 presidential election. That embargo, which largely continues today, revealed the coordinated corruption of Big Media and Big Tech. In that case, one might reasonably ask, where is The Post’s Pulitzer Prize for its Hunter Biden coverage? The question about a Post Pulitzer is partly in jest because the paper never submitted its stories for consideration.
Southwest pilots warn fatigue, frustration could fuel further outages
Southwest Airlines Co. pilots said the airline’s weekend meltdown reflected longer-running fatigue and frustration among its crew, leaving it vulnerable to further outages. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, which represents Southwest’s 9,000 pilots, has blamed the airline’s management and what it describes as poor planning for the trouble. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FACES FIFTH DAY OF DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS"We’re going to see it next weekend or the holidays or whenever a thunderstorm pops up in Mexico," he said. In a message to members Monday evening, the pilots union attributed an uptick in sickness and fatigue calls to the cumulative impact of these strains. The relationship between Southwest and its pilots union has become tenser in recent months.
Loudoun County parents demand superintendent resign over alleged sexual assaults in schools
ASHBURN, Va. – More than 60 concerned parents, students, and residents spoke at the Loudoun County School Board meeting Tuesday evening, with many demanding the resignation of Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler in the wake of allegations that the school district covered up two alleged sexual assaults. Parents attended the school board meeting with signs urging Ziegler to resign. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case." LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ELECTS NEW MEMBER WHOM GOP LEADER VIEWS AS A ‘MODERATE’"These incidents were reported immediately to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, and LCPS cooperated fully with the investigations," a spokesperson for Ziegler told Fox News. One mother suggested that the school board was breaking the law, holding a "public meeting" largely in private.
Conservatives blast Biden's 'blatant intimidation attempt' to push his LGBTQ agenda
Conservative groups that support those bills shot back, with one group accusing Biden of engaging in "blatant intimidation" with his statement. In his statement, Biden expressed support for those who identify as LGBTQ and celebrated his administration's moves on these issues, including the numerous Biden appointees who identify as LGBTQ. Yet he also attacked legislators who support bills that Biden attacked as "anti-LGBTQ+" and "discriminatory," tying them to the "bullying and harassment" LGBTQ people face. Garrett Bess, vice president at Heritage Action, a conservative organization that opposes the Equality Act, condemned Biden's rhetoric as an act of intimidation. "This is yet another example of President Biden choosing the side of extremists on the Left," Bess told Fox News in a statement.
Florida School Boards Association denounces national group's call for federal involvement in parent protests
The Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) is pushing back against a call from its national counterpart for the federal government step in and assist with handling threats to school officials. PARENTS RESPOND TO DOJ, SCHOOL BOARDS' STATEMENTS: 'I AM WHAT A DOMESTIC TERRORIST LOOKS LIKE?' A citizen’s criticism of their elected officials is not harassment," Pushaw said. "But in the rare instances that disputes may cross the line into threatening territory, Florida law enforcement are well-equipped to protect Floridians, whether they are elected officials or concerned citizens," she continued. "There is no reason for the federal government to intervene in local issues and attempt to criminalize free speech."
Hannity: Biden planning aid to Taliban as the economy tanks, Americans show disapproval with anti-Joe chants
"The Biden administration is planning to send more money to the Taliban. NBC Sports reporter Kelly Stavast was interviewing race winner Brandon Brown amid thundering chants of "F--- Joe Biden" from the crowd. Since then, "Let's go Brandon" chants have become an anti-Biden meme and have erupted in several sporting events and large gatherings across the country like in New Jersey at a New York Jets game. "You, the American people, have every reason to be angry at Joe Biden." "Inflation is now costing families $175 per month or $2,100 more per year -- "compliments of Joe Biden," Hannity said.
FDA authorizes first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers
The authorization applies to Vuse’s Solo e-cigarette and its tobacco-flavored nicotine cartridges — which are manufactured by R.J. Reynolds. Data from the company showed that the authorized model of e-cigarette helped smokers lower their exposure to harmful chemicals in conventional cigarettes. “Today’s authorizations are an important step toward ensuring all new tobacco products undergo the FDA’s robust, scientific premarket evaluation,” said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s tobacco center, in a statement. “The manufacturer’s data demonstrates its tobacco-flavored products could benefit addicted adult smokers who switch to these products – either completely or with a significant reduction in cigarette consumption,” said Zeller. While authorizing its first e-cigarette, the FDA stressed Tuesday that products are neither safe nor “FDA approved,” and that people who don’t smoke shouldn’t use them.
Rep. Ro Khanna: The US is still far more innovative than the Chinese
Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., went on "Special Report" to discuss a bipartisan bill to combat cybersecurity threats with Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., Tuesday. EX-PENTAGON SOFTWARE CHIEF SAYS CHINA BEATING US IN TECH WAR A 'DONE DEAL': 'KINDERGARTEN LEVELS'REP. RO KHANNA: I represent Silicon Valley ... American technology still leads – the Chinese can't compete – but we shouldn't be complacent. Look, we have a huge advantage when it comes to our Air Force, our Navy, our military. They're trying with artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, and that's why we need to be one step ahead and mobilize, and that's what Rep. Mace and my bill it will ensure. But we are still much more innovative than the Chinese.
Kentucky Democrat Rep. John Yarmuth to retire from Congress in 2023
After more than 15 years in Congress, Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of his term in 2023, but the seat will likely remain in Democratic hands. "At the time, I simply wanted to stop the Bush agenda by helping flip control of the House of Representatives to Democrats," Yarmuth said in the video about his coming to Congress in 2006. Moments after the announcement from Yarmuth, Morgan McGarvey, Kentucky's top Democrat in the state legislature, announced he would be jumping into the race alongside others, including state Rep. Attica Scott. Scott, a progressive in the state House, entered the race in July, creating a challenge to Yarmuth prior to his announcement. Kentucky's Republican Party suggested Yarmuth was retiring because he would soon be in the minority.
Marine officer who criticized senior US officials over Afghanistan withdrawal to plead guilty to some charges
Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, the outspoken Marine officer who made viral videos aimed at senior military leaders during the final days of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, will plead guilty to several charges in hopes of securing a more favorable discharge. "Our hope is for him to get a letter of reprimand, and no more," said Tim Parlatore, one of Scheller's attorneys. Scheller initially went viral for questioning the leadership of senior military officials during the chaotic final days of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, especially the events that led up to 13 U.S. troops being killed in a suicide bombing. Scheller is a 17-year veteran of the infantry and served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, an experience that led to his calls for accountability from senior military officials. "There is no question that there is some severe emotional distress throughout, and he definitely went to some very dark places," Parlatore said.
Miami mayor comes clean on canning police chief; calls it ‘best decision’
The city of Miami suspended its newly-elected police chief Art Acevedo after six months on the job and Mayor Francis Suarez revealed on "Varney & Co." why he had to go. Suarez explained that the chief came "highly touted" as president of the Major Cities Chief Association, yet "clashes" between Acevedo and city officials, including "offensive" comments regarding the Cuban Mafia, caused Miami to pull the plug. "There have been clashes between him and some of our elected officials… Our city manager made the decision to move on for the benefit of our residents and that’s the best decision." Acevedo specifically came under fire for suggesting the department was being run by the "Cuban Mafia." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFox News’ Louis Casiano and Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.
Geraldo: Biden doesn't understand consequences of 'flooding free money to people' who should have a job
President Biden is doing "more harm than good" to the U.S. economy, and doesn't appear to understand cause-and-effect when it comes to "flooding free money" to working-age Americans – incentivizing them to stay at home instead of getting a job amid dire economic conditions, host Geraldo Rivera said Tuesday on "The Five". Rivera said that while he relates to Biden as a fellow septuagenarian and wants him to succeed, he can tell the 50-year fixture in Washington is "blundering." You don’t understand what happens when you flood free money to people who should have some incentive to get a job, to improve themselves," he said. Host Greg Gutfeld countered that the difference not factored in in that regard is one of "scrutiny" – in that Trump was heavily scrutinized compared to Biden. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMcAuliffe will also host former Georgia State Rep. Stacey Abrams, D-Atlanta, on the campaign trail as well.
Perino: We have reached the 'crisis of confidence danger zone' as supply shortages persist into holiday season
Fox News host Dana Perino warned Tuesday that the Biden administration is on the brink of facing a major "crisis of confidence" amid increasing concerns over supply chain shortages and empty shelves ahead of the holidays. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg blamed the pandemic for supply chain bottlenecks in an interview with Bloomberg last week, but offered no imminent solutions. Buttigieg at the time revealed that the crippling shortages will not only impact this year's holiday shopping season, but that the underlying issues could take "years and years to address." WARNS LABOR SHORTAGES COULD BE TOMMOROW'S ‘NEW NORMAL’Buttigieg's laid-back tone did not sit well with "The Five" co-host Dana Perino, who questioned his sense of urgency on the issue. Think of other companies and people who do seasonal, holiday work, where they are helping ship things out," she said.
Twitter says 'no signs of account compromise' after Maxine Waters claimed she was hacked
Social media platform Twitter released a statement casting doubt on Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters ’ claim that her account had been "hacked" and "erased." "I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased," the California Democrat posted on Twitter to her more than 1.5 million followers on Tuesday. Waters was widely mocked on Twitter, after the post, by users who pointed out that her tweets on the account were still visible and that she was still able to actively post on the site. MAXINE WATERS: TREATMENT OF HAITIAN MIGRANTS WORSE THAN SLAVERY"She tweets on her Twitter account which is still here," radio host and Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce tweeted. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWaters' office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
Kamala Harris denounces European explorers for ushering in 'wave of devastation' for Native Americans
Vice President Kamala Harris denigrated the European explorers who discovered the Americas during a Tuesday speech at the National Congress of American Indians 78th Annual Convention. "Since 1934, every October, the United States has recognized the voyage of the European explorers who first landed on the shores of the Americas," said Harris. "Those explorers ushered in a wave of devastation for Tribal nations — perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading disease," she continued. After citing the statistics of missing Native American women and girls and claiming the voting rights of Native Americans are suppressed, Harris said, "Native Americans are more likely to live in poverty, to be unemployed, and often struggle to get quality healthcare and to find affordable housing." Harris said Biden's $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill will help many of the problems Native Americans face.
Gender activists are invading your kids’ classroom — and keeping you in the dark
Its Gender Support Plan describes how a school will approach a student’s new gender identity. Many school districts use Gender Spectrum’s GSP or acknowledge it as a source, including Chicago, Albuquerque, and Milwaukee public schools. Joel Baum, Gender Spectrum’s director of professional development, explains in a video that the impetus for the GSP is safety. “Schools in Transition” treats hesitancy about a student’s gender identity as prima facie wrong and potentially dangerous. Many parents simply disagree with Gender Spectrum’s effective abolition of gender as a biological reality.
Never-ending homeless-services scandals show de Blasio doesn’t really care
The leaders of those sketchy agencies have been accused of misconduct ranging from failing to deliver on multimillion-dollar contracts to executive profiteering. Acacia Network holds $1.5 billion in DHS shelter contracts, and its executives were the subject of a Department of Investigation probe after reports showed they failed to disclose they had established a for-profit security contractor. The DOI busted Frank Boswell — the CEO of the Bushwick Economic Development Corp., better known as BEDCO — for hiding the bulk of his $651,000 salary as it netted $63 million in DHS contracts. But Banks, himself a lifelong homeless advocate, doesn’t seem to care. The sooner de Blasio and Banks exit city government, the better off taxpayers and the homeless will be.
What about the Times’ misinformation and other commentary
Libertarian: What About the Times’ Misinfo? It’s already sending out monthly child-tax-credit checks to 39 million households, while 8.5 million tax returns, averaging $2,827 each, hadn’t been processed by September. The chart shows Biden’s first year vs. President Donald Trump’s, and the impact of what each said “when they were running for president, and the policies they implemented once they took office.” Biden “promised illegals free health care . to end deportations during his first 100 days . And Biden, now 79, won his first race at 30 by questioning the fitness of Sen. Cale Boggs, then 63.
Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth says he won’t seek reelection next year in Kentucky
?John Yarmuth, the chair of the House Budget Committee, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection next year. I will continue to fight for Louisville in Washington for another 15 months, and then, I will retire from Congress,” Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said on Twitter. In a video linked to his posting, Yarmuth said he never expected to serve so long in Congress. Yarmuth said he is retiring to have “more control of my time.” AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FileYarmuth, who represents a district in Louisville, is the state’s only Democrat in Congress.
Snarled shipping lanes could mean empty shelves come holiday shopping time
A perfect storm of events around the globe is leading to snarled shipping lanes on the high seas — and could mean coal in the stocking this Christmas. Craft retailer Jo-Ann Stores is floating a plan to lower its astronomical shipping costs by looking into buying its own ship, The Post has learned. Such a move could come in the form of buying a vessel — likely with a group of other retailers — or leasing a ship, Miquelon said. AFP via Getty Images“Those options are being looked at long-term to mitigate at least some of the risk we are facing” when it comes to the sharply rising shipping prices, he said. Shipping costs and long delays at ports have wreaked havoc on other retailers, too.
House Democrats pass short-term debt ceiling increase, awaits Biden signature
The House of Representatives passed a short-term debt limit increase on Tuesday to provide $480 billion that will ensure the federal government does not default on its financial obligations through Dec. 3. The House of Representatives passed a short-term debt ceiling increase of AP Photo/J. Republican Rep. Jason Smith spoke out about the Democrats’ spending plans before the vote for the debt ceiling increase. arguing that Democrats have supported raising the debt ceiling under Republican control and feels it is necessary to pay for the previous administration’s spending. It has poisoned the well even further.”Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will not support a raising of the debt ceiling in November.
Trump threatens ‘free speech’ app with legal action, claims it’s luring his fans for $4.99 a week
A mysterious social media app appears to be luring people out of $4.99 a week to access the app while claiming that Donald Trump is on the platform. 2nd1st’s listing on the Apple App Store prominently features a screenshot of a fake post from Trump. “Start 3 Day Free Trial then $4.99/wk.”Other users are have been charged $9.99 per week or more, according listings on the App Store. Apple does not disclose how much money apps take in through its store, but 2nd1st currently has 2,800 reviews on the App Store. While 2nd1st appears to have been raking in thousands of dollars from chagrined conservatives, it’s unclear who exactly is pocketing the money.
Florida elevator technician dies in 'industrial accident' at condo building: police
A 28-year-old elevator technician was working on repairs at a South Florida condominium building when he was killed on Tuesday afternoon in an "industrial accident," according to the Aventura Police Department. "He appears to have sustained some type of injury when he was repairing an elevator, and he has succumbed to his injuries," Aventura Police Sgt. Hans Maestre told Fox News. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was called to the Harbor Towers condo building in Aventura, about 15 miles north of downtown Miami, around 2 p.m.STUDENT-ATHLETE KILLED WHEN ELEVATOR COLLAPSES IN ATLANTA APARTMENT BUILDINGThe call was "possibly in reference to an entrapment inside [an] elevator shaft," according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFirst responders are now working to recover the individual's body at the scene.
Joe Biden could get drawn into the FBI probe into his son Hunter: report
A report published Tuesday contends that President Joe Biden could get tied up in the ongoing FBI investigation into his son Hunter Biden ’s finances due to the sharing of bank accounts and payment of each other’s bills. Emails obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop show that his business partner, Eric Schwerin, was working on Joe Biden’s tax returns and discussing the father and son paying each other’s bills. Hunter Biden has claimed that he and his father shared a bank account and admitted last year that he was under federal investigation over his taxes. It is unknown what specifically Joe Biden owed Hunter money for. JOE BIDEN'S BROTHER-IN-LAW ASKED HUNTER BIDEN TO HELP HIM SECURE A BUSINESS LICENSE IN CHINA, EMAILS SHOWThe FBI and IRS are reportedly also investigating Hunter Biden’s business relationships and the possibility that money laundering charges are in order.
Xi Jinping’s Taiwan saber-rattling is all about shoring up domestic power
For the last several weeks, tensions have roiled the Taiwan Straits. Like Nikita Khrushchev banging his shoe at the United Nations, Xi Jinping is warning Taiwan, “We can bury you!”But Xi has another motive. Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday reunification with Taiwan must happen and will happen peacefully, despite a ratcheting-up of China’s threats to attack the island. An activist spreads paint on an upside down picture of Chinese president Xi Jinping during an anti-China demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan, October 1, 2021. All of which suggests that tensions in the Taiwan Straits, and indeed across the Asian littoral, will remain high for months to come.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 13, 2021
The Issue: A city report’s finding that Mayor de Blasio and his family misused his NYPD security detail. Our mayor has been misusing his security detail, using it to run errands and shuttle other people around, and more than $300,000 has been wasted (“Mayor’s security boss in DA sights,” Oct. 8). Even worse, Mayor de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, was given $850 million for her Thrive program, which was never properly accounted for. Joseph ComperchioBrooklynThe Department of Investigation’s hard-hitting report documenting massive de Blasio-family abuses of NYPD security details exposes the First Family’s demand for perks. Frank BradyYonkersThe Issue: Reports that there are more than 150,000 absentee students on city schools’ rosters this year.
Ex-Facebook lawyer resigns as Biden staff secretary: report
Former Facebook attorney Jessica Hertz is resigning her powerful post as White House staff secretary, according to a new report. The staff secretary position can be extremely powerful, but Hertz was rarely spotted by journalists and kept a low public profile. The White House did not respond to The Post’s request for comment. Jessica Hertz also worked as an associate general counsel for Facebook in the nation’s capital. Prominent former White House staff secretaries include Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and failed Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, both of whom served President George W. Bush.
Psaki insists Hunter Biden art buyers to remain secret despite report of vetting
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claims the Biden administration does “not know who purchases any paintings” by Hunter Biden. As Biden left the White House on Friday, he was asked if he’s concerned about potential corruption involving his son’s art sales. Scott ApplewhiteWhen Biden was vice president, Hunter Biden took a reported $1 million per year job on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, despite no relevant industry experience, while his father led the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy. A Senate report released in September said a firm linked to Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from Baturina in 2014. Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski said Joe Biden was the “big guy.”
China’s refusal to work with outside investigators is fresh proof of its guilt in COVID’s origins
China is blocking yet another World Health Organization investigation into COVID-19’s origins, more evidence that Beijing played some role in the origins of a pandemic that’s killed 4.5 million. Of course, China’s leaders have been lying from the start, sometimes with WHO’s connivance. This would be evidence for the “evolved naturally” hypothesis, which would absolve China of most blame for the plague. Fears — or knows: China’s government also won’t say if it ever itself tested Enshi bats or farm-raised wild animals for the virus. Definitive proof of either theory may never come, but it’s obvious which one the CCP at least thinks is correct.
Dana Perino: Kamala Harris Space Video With Child Actors Straight Out Of ‘Veep’
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Dana Perino, co-anchor of ‘America’s Newsroom’ as well as co-host of ‘The Five’ joined the Guy Benson Show to discuss the bizarre video featuring VP Kalama Harris talking with child actors about space. Dana reacted to the bizarre Kalama Harris space video, saying“I think that’s the thing that we should all do at this. I recommend it to everybody like this would have happened on Veep, it literally would have happened. And then when the White House responded today, when the vice president’s office responded, their statement was something like, we had no idea that this was happening and we had nothing to do with the child actors. And in order to do that, they had to hire child actors and also guy, you know, that this was all happening.
Miami police chief's suspension and impending ouster came after he 'alienated' force, city commissioner says
The suspension and impending termination of Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo after six tumultuous months on the job came after clashes with city leaders amid a variety of issues and "alienated" the police force, city Commissioner Manolo Reyes told Fox News. Acevedo came to Miami highly touted after leading police departments in Houston and Austin, Texas. Reyes said Acevedo, 57, who is Cuban but raised in Los Angeles, alienated the police force and the city with divisive comments, officials said. The suspension followed two meetings in which commissioners blasted the chief's leadership and called for an investigation into his hiring. "Relationships between employers and employees come down to fit and leadership style and unfortunately, Chief Acevedo is not the right fit for this organization."
Loudoun County School Board elects new member whom GOP leader views as a 'moderate'
ASHBURN, Va. – The Loudoun County School Board elected on Tuesday a new member to replace the late Leslee King, who died at age 74 in August. The board selected Andrew Holyer, who lost the 2019 school board election to King. Patti Hidalgo Menders, a Loudoun County mother and president of the Loudoun County Republican Women's Club, told Fox News that she was pleasantly surprised the board selected Holyer. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLoudoun County has become ground zero in the ideological conflict over schools. In September, the county board of supervisors took up a proposal to study reparations to rectify historic racial segregation.
Author Sally Rooney bans new novel from being translated to Hebrew in effort to boycott Israel
Hebrew readers will no longer be able to get a copy of Sally Rooney’s latest novel "Beautiful World, Where Are You." The newspaper wrote that Rooney’s agent cited her support for the cultural boycott of Israel, also known as the Boycott, Disinvestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement, as the reason for this rejection. In a later statement, however, Rooney cited the BDS movement as her reason. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe BDS movement has gained support in recent years despite its links to anti-Semitism. In response, the State Department released a statement that rejected the BDS movement.
Senior US Marshals accused of having sex at Virginia headquarters: documents
“The more specific recent activity we seek documentation on involves serious allegations of sexual misconduct by two agency employees within the senior ranks, purportedly at the Agency’s headquarters complex (i.e. in taxpayer funded office space), that may have occurred on official time,” states the letter, referring to the Marshals headquarters in Arlington, Va. The FMA said it’s looking to suss out whether the federal agency was fair in disciplining executives within the Marshals Service compared to rank-and-file employees, according to the documents. The alleged sexual encounter from June or July involved two senior-level workers — one of whom was considered a “lower-grade employee.” Neither was named in the documents. Marshals Service demands high standards of personal conduct from our employees,” Wade wrote in an email.
Gov. Murphy, NJ teacher union heads reportedly caught maskless despite mandate
A New Jersey teachers union posted, and then quickly deleted, online photos that show its leaders and Gov. AP Photo/Mary AltafferThe annual fundraiser for Garden State Equality, a nonprofit LGBTQ+ advocacy group, took place on Thursday and proof of “a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results” were required to attend, according to its website. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy imposed a mask mandate on teachers, staffers, students and visitors in all of the state’s schools in August. New Jersey Gov.
Protesters call on de Blasio to expand Gifted and Talented program
Roughly 60 protesters gathered in front of Department of Education headquarters in Manhattan Tuesday to lobby for the preservation of the city’s Gifted and Talented program. City Council candidate Maud Maron argued for the wider installation of Gifted and Talented programs in city schools. “We need to include more children in the Gifted and Talented Program.”Protesters gathered outside of the DOE headquarters at 53 Chambers Street to reject Mayor de Blasio’s plan to dissolve the Gifted and Talented program. City Council candidate Maud Maron advocated for the wider installation of Gifted and Talented programs in city schools. Proponents of the Gifted and Talented program contend that advanced learners should have opportunities for accelerated learning among peers of comparable ability.
‘Mind-blowingly corrupt’: GOP congressman outlines ‘worst’ parts of $3.5T spending bill
Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks laid out his case against President Biden and the House Democrats’ sweeping social spending bill in a memo sent to members of the largest conservative caucus in Congress on Tuesday. Susan Walsh/AP“Each of these 42 bullets is enough to vote against the bill. Banks criticized the portion of the bill that would make pre-K staff to all have college degrees. In March, before Democrats’ $1.9 trillion package passed, 70 percent of Americans said they favored it. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not specify what from the bill could potentially be taken out before a final vote.
Psaki says Biden owing $500K to IRS was ‘debunked’ — experts disagree
WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday claimed allegations that President Biden owes as much as $500,000 in unpaid Medicare taxes have been “debunked” — despite experts saying otherwise. Also he’s released many, many years of his tax returns so people can check them out,” Psaki said. Experts say that the notion that Biden owes taxes is not debunked. Banks’ office provided a copy of the report to The Post, arguing that it shows Biden owes the IRS back taxes. And the IRS doesn’t have anywhere near enough of a budget to bring a half a million cases every year.”
One year later, The Post’s Hunter Biden reporting is vindicated — but still buried
None of them has learned any lesson except that it worked: Big Tech and Big Media got their way, at the expense of our democracy. One year later, the Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop has been vindicated. Neither Biden has ever disputed a sentence of The Post’s reporting. Bobulinski went public because countless Big Media orgs dismissed The Post’s reporting as “Russian disinformation.” He knew that wasn’t true and authenticated the e-mails publicly. Big Media and Big Tech don’t want you asking such questions.
Texas Border Patrol agents arrest 24 migrants accused of using train to travel deeper into US
Texas Border Patrol agents arrested 24 migrants who they believe used a train to travel deeper into the United States after illegally crossing the border. Agents at the Corpus Christi Border Patrol station received a 911 call Friday afternoon regarding 10 suspected migrants walking near the train tracks near the town of Robstown. Border Patrol agents, working with the Nueces County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) and Robstown Police Department, arrested those 10 migrants and an additional 12 that were discovered, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Authorities discovered a bag containing bolt cutters among the group’s possession which was suspected of being used to gain access to train cars, CBP said. Border Patrol agents took all subjects into custody.
Man who beat wife while kids hid in closet gets 10 years
A man who admitted beating his estranged wife while their three children hid in a closet has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Christopher Michael Rapp, 30, of Shreveport was sentenced Monday on two abuse charges. He got two years for abuse with child endangerment and the maximum eight years for domestic abuse battery with serious injury. Judge Donald E. Hathaway Jr. also signed permanent orders forbidding Rapp any contact with his estranged wife and their oldest child. In a statement to the judge on Monday, Rapp admitted going to his estranged wife's home, locking her in the master bedroom, and beating her.
Mayorkas blames violence, 'pent-up thirst for relief' for migrant surge
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is again blaming root causes in Central America and elsewhere for the migrant surge at the southern border -- including a "pent up thirst for relief" from those making the journey north. There were more than 200,000 migrant encounters in both July and August, and the administration has also faced a Haitian migrant surge in September that saw more than 15,000 migrants camped out under the Del Rio International Bridge. The administration has been fighting in court to keep its limited application of Title 42 in place -- only 19% of migrant families were removed under the order in August. "And the Title 42 authority is a public health authority. "But we view it as a public health imperative as the Centers for Disease Control has so ordered."
KKR’s billionaire founders could look to cash out after stepping down, experts predict
Given KKR stock is at an all-time high, there’s no time like the present, Blake Harris, an estate-planning attorney told The Post. Much like Leon Black — the former CEO of Apollo — neither man has ever sold a share of KKR stock, although they have donated some to charities over the years. “I don’t think a stock sale would affect the price — it would be well-planned,” Thomas Hayes of Great Hill Capital told The Post. If the men do decide to liquidate some of their KKR stock, they’d be in good company. In a statement to The Post, a Harris spokesman said the sale was part of Harris’ estate planning.
Pelosi gripes media not helping ‘sell’ $3.5T bill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday complained that the media is not doing a good job of “selling” President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation — the same bill she has been unable to sell to her own party. A recent poll showed only 10 percent of Americans said they knew a lot of specifics on what is included in the bill. And by the way, women much more than men.”Hours after the press conference, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) slammed the Democratic messaging, saying, “They can’t do anything right.”House Speaker Nancy Pelosi complains that the media does not thoroughly explain President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion bill to Americans. Progressives like Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), backed by Pelosi and Biden, support the current $3.5 trillion top line, while moderate Sens. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims women “overwhelming support” President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill.
Virginia suburbs at risk if Terry McAuliffe wins: conservative group
A conservative political action committee (PAC) is warning that Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor, would follow President Biden's lead in purportedly destroying the suburbs through zoning reform. A narrator tells viewers: "Ask Terry McAuliffe why he wants to use Virginia to pay off his extremist allies, destroy suburban neighborhoods, and destroy the American dream of a single-family home." Frontiers of Freedom alleges that McAuliffe will implement left-wing ideas for eliminating single-family zoning in order to benefit both the climate and low-income populations. TERRY MCAULIFFE CONTINUES TO CLAIM CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS ‘MADE UP’McAuliffe's campaign did not respond to Fox News' request for comment. According to a press release, the ad will run through the week on local D.C.-Northern Virginia channels.
Left-wing media accuse Abbott of political pandering in Texas after vaccine mandate ban: 'Beyond unhinged'
Greg Abbott, R., issued an executive order banning "any entity" in the state from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. "The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced," Abbott said in a press release Monday. ABBOTT TO DEFY BIDEN VACCINE MANDATESLeft-leaning press questioned Abbott's move, calling it unsafe and potentially illegal. Greg Abbott's new order on vaccine mandates is beyond unhinged," a Los Angeles Times' headline read. ABBOTT ON CONTRACTING COVID-19 DESPITE BEING VACCINATEDCNN added to the pile-on, publishing a Chris Cillizza piece with the headline, "Someone needs to remind Greg Abbott he is a conservative."
Border crisis overwhelming officials, communities as migrant numbers keep surging
"Processing," one frustrated agent told Fox News, echoing a common complaint from agents that they aren't in the field. MIGRANT CRISIS COULD BRING 1M PEOPLE TO US-MEXICO BORDER, GUATEMALAN ACTIVIST WARNSThe Biden administration ended the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) which kept migrants in Mexico as they awaited their immigration proceedings. Republicans have blamed the dramatic changes in policy, including the ending of border wall construction, for the surge in migration. Border Patrol put up laminated signs directing migrants toward the processing centers to avoid more migrant deaths and injuries. Both DPS and Border Patrol officials contrasted their respective morales, with DPS agents in good spirits contrasting with Border Patrol agents frustrated with what the federal government is making them do and the limits placed upon them.
House GOP Leader McCarthy hauls in a record $57.8 million during first nine months of the year
EXCLUSIVE -- Accumulating resources as he aims to win back the House of Representatives majority in the 2022 midterm elections, House GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy brought in $14.7 million in fundraising the past three months. McCarthy’s July-September third quarter haul, shared first with Fox News on Tuesday, brings the minority leader’s total fundraising so far this year to $57.8 million, the most a House Republican has ever raised in an off-election year. McCarthy broke his own record, which he set during the first nine months of 2019 by raising $41.6 million. "With a record number of Republicans filing to run, it Is clear our movement is more united and energized than ever before," McCarthy emphasized. The House GOP leader’s team spotlighted that in the past nine months, McCarthy’s transferred $19.4 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is the House Republicans’ reelection arm, $8.3 million directly to GOP incumbents in highly contested seats, and $2.3 million to Republican state parties.
Conservative commentator accuses Loudoun County school board of being 'child abusers'
Conservative political commentator Matt Walsh excoriated the Loudoun County school board during their weekly meeting Tuesday for their gender ideology and accused them of being predators. "I would thank you all for allowing me to speak to you tonight, but you choose not to allow it, yet here I am," Walsh said during his hurried remarks to the school board. LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD VOTES TO GUARANTEE EMPLOYEE FREE SPEECH RIGHTSWalsh alleged the school board attempted to make it difficult for speakers to voice their opinions at the meeting because they know their views are "indefensible." A spokesperson for the Loudoun County school board declined to comment regarding Walsh's appearance. In August, the school board passed a measure mandating that teachers and staff refer to students by their preferred pronouns and that students are allowed to choose bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams based on their gender identity.
Politico: Hunter Biden ethical controversies, scandals merit more scrutiny
Hunter Biden’s scandals could severely damage "the White House’s efforts to position Biden as a global anti-corruption crusader," according to Politico. Politico national political correspondent Ben Schreckinger’s feature, "‘Hiding the Ball’: Hunter Biden Complicates White House Anti-Corruption Push," opens by explaining that liberals had "plenty of reason to tune out" scandals related to Hunter Biden during the 2020 election before noting that times have changed. The Politico correspondent observed that liberal news organizations have largely ignored scandals tied to Hunter Biden but "that may be changing" nine months into his father’s presidency. "And with his father in office, Hunter Biden’s activities no longer bear on an electoral choice between Biden and Trump. HUNTER BIDEN ART PIECES GO FOR $75K EACH AT LA SHOW: REPORTThe sale of Biden’s artwork has raised a number of ethical questions for the White House.
Federal judge rules in favor of health care workers seeking religious exemption to vaccine mandate
A federal judge in New York granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday in favor of 17 health care workers applying for religious exemptions to the state's COVID-19 mandate. U.S. District Judge David Hurd's injunction, which is effective statewide, temporarily bars New York State from forcing employers to fire medical workers seeking a religious exemption. The New York State Department of Health issued an emergency regulation Aug. 26 mandating that most healthcare workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 27 or face termination. On Sept. 14, attorneys with the Thomas More Society filed a suit on behalf of 17 Roman Catholic and Baptist medical workers, alleging discrimination and constitutional violation. "My responsibility as Governor is to protect the people of this state, and requiring health care workers to get vaccinated accomplishes that," she said.
NYC federal judge rejects bid to nix vaccine mandate for school workers
A Manhattan federal judge Tuesday struck down a request by 10 city Department of Education employees to suspend the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place for all department workers. The ruling came hours after a federal judge in upstate New York barred the state from imposing its vaccine mandate on medical workers with a legitimate religious exemption. The judge also said there was no proof presented to show the vaccine mandate had not been applied neutrally to all employees. A lawyer for the city noted that the DOE has granted religious exemptions to employees. Many of the medical workers who did not get the vaccine were placed on leave pending a ruling by Hurd.
Hochul holds strong lead in first Democratic primary poll, Cuomo a distant third
Kathy Hochul holds a commanding lead in a potential Democratic primary race — with disgraced predecessor Andrew Cuomo placing third in one hypothetical matchup, according to survey results released Tuesday. The Marist Poll found Hochul leading Attorney General Letitia James, 44 percent to 28 percent, in a three-way race in which city Public Advocate Jumaane Williams trailed with just 13 percent. The poll found Gov. Andrew Cuomo — as underdogs,” Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Poll, said at a virtual press conference. The Marist Poll surveyed 822 adult New Yorkers — including 389 registered Democrats — by phone between Oct. 4 and Thursday, and the results are considered statistically significant within 4.8 percent.
Rep. James Comer: Hunter Biden Is A National Security Threat
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) explained why he thinks Hunter Biden is a national security threat that could possibly lead to other scandals being uncovered by President Biden. “Hunter Biden, in all honesty, is a national security threat. But here you have a situation where Hunter Biden clearly sold access to the Biden family in the past, to Ukraine, to Libya, to China. There’s so many things that Joe Biden has done that make no sense. And you look at Hunter and you wonder, is there a pattern here, is is Joe Biden compromised?
New Jersey Dem Gov. Murphy caught maskless at indoor ball: 'Let them wear masks'
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy was caught maskless at an indoor ball weeks after imposing a mask mandate for young children in school. That didn't stop the party, though, as Murphy – who is up for reelection this year – and the other attendees were caught with their masks down. Several state lawmakers spoke out on the governor’s maskless gallivanting. "We can imagine King Murphy saying to the laughter of his court, 'Let them wear masks,’" he added. Instead, the governor's office highly recommends the use of masks "for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in indoor settings where there is increased risk."
Murdaugh murders: SC mom of slain teen speaks out, as alleged hit man claims no knowledge of suicide plot
It’s literally," Sandy Smith told FOX Carolina standing at Gooding Cemetery in Hampton County. ALEX MURDAUGH'S CLOSE FRIEND, COREY FLEMING, GETS LAW LICENSE SUSPENDED OVER MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS"The phone call was the hardest," Sandy Smith said. "It made me feel like they thought Stephen was nobody," Sandy Smith said of the delayed investigation. He convinced the board members to host a fundraiser and silent auction on Oct. 30 to help raise money for a proper headstone for Stephen Smith. Sandy Smith said her husband died just three months after Stephen from what she believes to be "a broken heart."
Washington Post columnist who's voted for Democrats for years announces he is again voting for Democrats
Ex-Republican and Washington Post columnist Max Boot added to his long roster of pieces Monday announcing he would be supporting Democrats. NEW YORK TIMES POSTS ANOTHER ESSAY FROM REPUBLICANS CALLING FOR ELECTION OF DEMOCRATS TO STOP TRUMPThe piece is headlined, "I'm no Democrat — but I’m voting exclusively for Democrats to save our democracy." Democrats should break a Senate filibuster to pass voting rights legislation that would help ensure free elections," he wrote. A day earlier, in a piece headlined, "I’m not just voting against Trump — I’m voting for Biden. In a different piece earlier that year headlined, "I left the Republican Party.
Hilarity ensues after strange Maxine Waters tweet about being hacked: 'Who's gonna tell her?'
After Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., tweeted that her Twitter account had been hacked and erased Tuesday, amused social media users had some fun with her seemingly mixed message. "I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased," Waters tweeted. REPUBLICANS SLAM MAXINE WATERS FOR TELLING PROTESTERS TO 'GET MORE CONFRONTATIONAL' OVER CHAUVIN TRIALOthers simply had some fun with her curious predicament, comparing her to Liam Neeson's character in the popular "Taken" franchise. Journalist Drew Holden jokingly wondered how leading legislators like Waters could "save us from Big Tech," considering they can't protect their own tweets. MAXINE WATERS URGES MINNESOTA ANTI-POLICE CROWD TO ‘STAY ON THE STREET’ IF CHAUVIN ACQUITTED IN FLOYD CASEPolitico's Sam Stein said he was "here for the Maxine Waters twitter revenge tour," while conservative group ForAmerica called it proof of need for term limits.
Loudoun County father arrested at school board event says school tried to cover up daughter's bathroom assault
Scott Smith was found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in August after he was filmed being dragged by police from the Loudoun County School Board meeting on June 22. Attorney General Merrick Garland later pledged to have the Department of Justice and the FBI investigate harassment of school board members. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case." The suspect was arrested two months later following an investigation by the sheriff's office. Smith said he received a letter before the vote informing him he was banned from the school board building.
CNN’s Brian Stelter draws smallest audience of 2021 in category coveted by advertisers
CNN’s "Reliable Sources" with left-wing host Brian Stelter hit a new ratings low on Sunday in the category most coveted by advertisers. "Reliable Sources" averaged only 90,000 viewers among the key news demographic of adults age 25-54, its smallest audience of the year among the group. "Reliable Sources" also struggled among total viewers, averaging only 726,000 to finish below 800,000 for the sixth straight week. Stelter’s show finished September with its smallest monthly audience of the year, averaging only 738,000 viewers. The CNN media program primarily focuses on news that puts a negative light on Republicans and conservative news organizations while rarely mentioning issues at CNN and MSNBC.
Sherri Shepherd Calls Out “Slow” Joe Biden on ‘The View’: “If You’ve Done Stuff for the Black Community, You’ve Gotta Tell Us About It”
On today’s episode of The View, guest host Sherri Shepherd took President Joe Biden to task for failing to deliver the campaign promises he made to Black voters. And Biden came in with a lot of promises to us about what he was gonna do,” Shepherd said. “And a lot of African Americans have seen other things happen, and we have a lot of unfulfilled promises. If you’ve done stuff for the Black community, you’ve gotta tell us about it. Republicans are suppressing the minority vote in each and every state, so we’ve gotta pass the voting rights act.
Crypto exchange Coinbase to launch NFT marketplace by end of year
The largest US crypto exchange is launching a marketplace for the one-of-a-kind digital collectibles by the end of this year, Coinbase said on Tuesday. Coinbase stock jumped slightly on the news but was still down 3.2 percent for the day as of Tuesday afternoon. Coinbase stock jumped slightly on the news but was still down 3.2 percent for the day as of Tuesday afternoon. Coinbase told the Financial Times it’s taken steps to make sure similar incidents don’t happen on its own NFT marketplace. Coinbase’s NFT marketplace is set to launch sometime before the end of the year — and potential users can now sign up for a waitlist.
De Blasio defends using NYPD to protect him during presidential bid
“The whole notion of [a] security detail is to protect the mayor, protect their family. “The [NYPD mayoral] detail did what they’ve done with every mayor down through the ages,” Mayor Bill de Blasio defended. The NYPD spent at least $319,794 to accompany Mayor Bill de Blasio on his failed presidential bid. Howard Redmond, the head of the NYPD team tasked with protecting Mayor Bill de Blasio, has not been disciplined despite DOI findings that Redmond attempted to stymie investigators. In addition, the investigation documented that the mayor’s security team members have in recent years chauffeured son Dante de Blasio around the five boroughs for personal needs.
Removal of school cops in Virginia led to violence among students, parent says
A public school district in Virginia has devolved into a violent “free-for-all” after the district removed school resource officers amid the defund the police movement, worried parents claim. Shocking videos posted on social media by students — and sent to WJLA by concerned parents — show middle and high school students kicking, punching and stomping on each other on or near school property. “I think not having them there has made it, I hate to say, almost a free-for-all,” said Jennifer Rohrbach, whose 14-year-old daughter attends Alexandria City High School. “When I watch these videos, I would say my reaction is shock, complete shock.”Various clips of the bedlam show an assault in a school cafeteria, a student kicked by classmates in a parking lot brawl, and high school students attacking a man near a McDonald’s at Alexandria City High School, WJLA reported. District officials have also acknowledged the rise in violence, including a student who was shot near Alexandria City High School in late September and another who was arrested for bringing a handgun there.
Man’s kidney transplant canceled because donor wasn’t vaccinated
An Ohio man in need of a kidney transplant had his operation canceled days before the life-saving surgery due to his donor not being vaccinated against COVID-19, his family said. '”Under the new rules, living donors must be vaccinated in order to donate an organ. Under Cleveland Clinic’s new rules, living donors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to donate an organ. For the living donor, preventing COVID-19 infection around the time of their surgery and recovery is crucial,” the statement said. WKYC“We continually strive to minimize risk to our living donors, and vaccination is an important component to ensure the safest approach and optimal outcomes for donors.”
Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general jumping into gubernatorial race in key battleground
Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro will declare his candidacy for governor in the crucial northeast battleground state on Wednesday. TIGHT RACE IN VIRGINIA WITH GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION JUST THREE WEEKS AWAYShapiro for months has motioned toward making a run for governor. After the election, Shapiro fought Trump’s repeated unfounded claims that the election was "rigged" due to "massive voter fraud." The Pennsylvania GOP has long targeted Shapiro, claiming he’s used the state attorney general’s office for political motives. And they point to his numerous legal battles -- as he teamed up with other Democratic state attorneys general -- to take the Trump administration to court.
Strike looms as John Deere, UAW can't reach deal
United Auto Workers union members appear to be heading closer to a strike Tuesday after rejecting a contract offer from Deere & Co. over the weekend that would have given at least 5% raises to staff that build John Deere tractors and other equipment. "The tentative agreement reached by the UAW and John Deere was rejected this evening by a majority of 90% of the membership," UAW Vice President Chuck Browning said in a statement Sunday night. "After weeks of negotiations, John Deere reached tentative agreements with the UAW that would have made the best wages and most comprehensive benefits in our industries significantly better for our employees," Morris said. "John Deere remains fully committed to continuing the collective bargaining process in an effort to better understand our employees’ viewpoints. CLICK HERE TO GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GOShares of Deere & Co. stock declined less than 1% in midday trading on Monday.
Maxine Waters raises eyebrows with bizarre post claiming Twitter hacked: 'I know who has done this'
House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters , D-Calif., raised eyebrows Tuesday with a bizarre tweet claiming her Twitter account was hacked and "erased," and claiming she knew who was behind the alleged hack. "I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased," Waters wrote. In fact, Waters’ official account that made the post claiming the hack still has a tweet from 2017 pinned to the top of her account. Her claim quickly raised eyebrows on social media. But I am working to secure the movie rights," Robyn Patterson, Pelosi's deputy communications director, wrote on Twitter about Waters' claim.
Candace Owens slams Biden vaccine mandates on 'Kilmeade Show': Now there's a 'pending disaster'
NURSING PROGRAMS STRUGGLE TO KEEP UP AMID A NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE OF NURSESCANDACE OWENS: I don't think he thought it through. I think that he thought that with enough pressure and with people fearful to lose their jobs, they would just comply. You're talking about New York City bringing in the National Guard to help accommodate and to step in. I don't know about people around the world, but I don't want the National Guard. If I'm a mother about to give birth, I don't want the National Guard there to assist me.
With hand sanitizer no longer scarce, FDA tightens up rules for manufacturers
The FDA had issued the temporary guidelines in March 2020 to address tight supply conditions for sanitizers, driven by a surge in demand for the products during the coronavirus outbreak. On Tuesday, the agency withdrew the guidance and said companies that have been manufacturing the sanitizers under the temporary guidelines should stop making the products effective Dec. 31. “In recent months, the supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer from traditional suppliers has increased, and now, most consumers and health-care personnel are no longer having difficulty obtaining these products,” the agency said. Hand sanitizers manufactured before Dec. 31 or on that date and produced under the previous temporary guidelines must no longer be sold to wholesalers or retailers by March 31, 2022, the agency added. The FDA said manufacturers that wish to continue making hand sanitizers after Dec. 31 must comply with the agency’s manufacturing requirements.
Virginia, Louisiana school boards reject federal help to probe violence against staff
Multiple state school boards are rejecting assistance from federal law enforcement in investigations into alleged harassment of teachers, school staff or school board members after Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo announcing the Federal Bureau of Investigations would get involved in ongoing disputes between parents and school boards. TIM SHORTT / FLORIDA TODAY/USA Today Network/Sipa USAHundreds of Virginia school parents started protesting a Loudoun County School Board which had to be halted because the crowd was going wild. REUTERS/Evelyn HocksteinThe VSBA and Louisiana School Board Association said they were not consulted by the National School Board Association before a letter was sent to the White House asking for help. Two anti-mask protestors were led away in handcuffs before the September 21st Brevard County School Board meeting in Viera. Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire“On September 29, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to the Biden administration raising complaints about parents’ protests at school board meetings,” GOP Sens.
300-foot cooling towers come crashing down
Another four cooling towers were demolished in England. On Oct, 10, 2021, the towers at Eggborough power station were blown up in a controlled implosion that took nine months of planning. Watch the jaw-dropping video montage here.
Rep. Maxine Waters says that her Twitter account was hacked and erased
Rep. Maxine Waters claimed on Tuesday that her Twitter account had been hacked and she would be coming for the person who did it. “I have been hacked and my Twitter account has been erased. “Isn’t this your Twitter account,” asked another. Rep. Maxine Waters tweeted she knows who deleted her account. So you posted that your Twitter account has been deleted or hacked on your existing Twitter account how does that make any sense??
Every Supreme Court Justices’ view on abortion in their own words
Alito has voted to uphold every abortion law the court has considered since his 2006 confirmation, joining a majority to uphold the federal “partial-birth” abortion law and dissenting in the 2016 and 2020 cases. The Supreme Court ultimately struck down the notification rule in Casey and reaffirmed the abortion right in 1992 by a 5-4 vote. Justice Elena KaganAssociate Justice Elena Kagan called the Texas abortion law “patently unconstitutional”. Justice Neil GorsuchAssociate Justice Neil Gorsuch voted to allow the Texas abortion law to take effect. In 2016, shortly before the election that would put Trump in office, she commented about how she thought abortion law might change if Trump had the chance to appoint justices.
Navy engineer who ‘hid US secrets in peanut butter sandwich’ appears in court
The Navy engineer accused of trying to sell secrets about US nuclear submarines using a peanut butter sandwich made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday along with his alleged accomplice wife. Neither defendant spoke during the brief hearing, other than to answer the judge’s questions indicating they understood their rights. A Federal Protection Service vehicle is seen parked outside the federal courthouse as former US Navy engineer Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana, face their first court hearing in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana, were arrested and charged with passing nuclear submarine secrets to a foreign government. His wife, a teacher at a progressive private school in Annapolis, allegedly acted as a lookout, the Justice Department said.
Southwest CEO says he’s against vaccine mandates, blames Biden
Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly says he’s against making his employees take the COVID-19 vaccine, but President Biden has forced his hand with the federal mandate. The CEO said Southwest is urging all employees to get vaccinated because his goal is to make sure none of his employees lose their jobs. It comes after the airline was rocked by mass cancellations that forced Southwest to ground more than 25 percent of its scheduled flights over the weekend and another 10 percent on Monday. Kelly and the Federal Aviation Administration have both said the vaccine mandate was not to blame for the recent travel chaos. Gary Kelly echoed the FAA in assuring that the mass Southwest flight cancellations were not tied to the vaccine mandate.
CNN sounds alarm on Terry McAuliffe's campaign blunders: He 'lets the tongue get out ahead of the brain'
CNN sounded the alarm Monday over recent campaign blunders made by Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, suggesting his comments could jeopardize his already slim margins in the race against Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin. President Biden, for example, won it by ten points just last year." TERRY MCAULIFFE CONTINUES TO CLAIM CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS ‘MADE UP’King turned to panel member Dan Merica, who dismissed McAuliffe's comments on Biden as a strategy to get Democrats more focused on the race. "Terry McAuliffe would like to clean up his words, again, as he did on the call. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP"Clearly a misstep," panel member Margaret Talev said in agreement.
Pelosi vague on timing, details of Dems' reconciliation talks, as end-of-year deadlines loom over Biden agenda
Meanwhile, negotiations appear to be stalled on the reconciliation bill as the Senate is on recess and moderates encourage Democrats to take their time hammering out a deal. "I'm very disappointed that we're not going with the original $3.5 trillion, which was very transformative. But in whatever we do, we'll make decisions that will continue to be transformative," Pelosi said regarding the fact moderates ruled out voting for such an expensive bill. "We hope not," Pelosi added when asked if there's a full program that would be dropped from the bill. "We just have to make sure we have a bill… that will pass the House and pass the Senate."
McAuliffe doubles down, calls Youngkin's opposition to critical race theory a 'racist dog whistle'
Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe doubled down on his claims that critical race theory does not exist, calling Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin’s opposition to critical race a "racist dog whistle." "He talks about critical race theory. He talks about having these parents meetings on critical race theory," McAuliffe said. Tuesday’s interview marks the latest in McAuliffe’s claims about critical race theory. McAuliffe also came under fire in June on the subject when he called concerns regarding critical race theory a "right-wing conspiracy."
Pelosi lectures reporters, says they 'could do a better job selling' Build Back Better
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lectured congressional reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill for not doing a good enough job "selling" President Biden's Build Back Better plan. A new CBS News poll revealed only 10% of respondents said they knew "a lot of the specifics" of what's included in Biden's $3.5 trillion spending package. "Do you think you need to do a better job at messaging, and going forward, how do you sell this?" The pair of senators have been caught in the crossfire for continuing to oppose Biden's massive spending bill. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe party infighting over Biden's spending bill has delayed potential passage of an infrastructure bill that already passed with bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate.
David Marcus: No, Joe Biden didn't run as a moderate
All raised their hands, though one, former Vice President Joe Biden, did so with a bit less gusto. In May of 2020 Biden told New York magazine that he wanted "an FDR-size presidency." This lie about "moderate Joe" was entirely an invention of his allies in the media. It was titled, "‘Moderate’ Joe Biden has become the most progressive nominee in history." Joe Biden is not a moderate and we all know it.
Pelosi, Harris to host Israeli foreign minister after Dem spat over Iron Dome funds
Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will separately host Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday as he visits DC in the wake of infighting among Democrats over whether to pay for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken will convene “a trilateral setting” with Lapid and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan, the State Department said. Vice President Kamala Harris (left) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will host Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid separately on October 12, 2021. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) appears to cry as she votes against the funding of the Iron Dome system. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will discuss events that have happened since the accords with both women.
Ben & Jerry’s criticized for selling in Texas — but boycotting the West Bank
In July, the Vermont-based ice cream company announced that it would stop selling ice cream in “the Occupied Palestinian Territory” because “it is inconsistent with” the company’s values. Ben & Jerry’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have been asked why they continue to sell ice cream in states with laws they don’t agree with. And so I think that’s a consideration.”In July, Cohen and Greenfield defended Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling products in some parts of Israel. Kevin Dietsch/Getty ImagesBen & Jerry’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are interviewed by Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond. Representatives for Ben & Jerry’s and Unilever did not immediately return The Post’s request for comment.
Raiders Coach Gruden Quits Over Awful Homophobic Emails
Howie Kurtz on Jon Gruden resigning after homophobic and misogynistic comments, President Biden’s declining approval rating and Texas Governor Abbott banning COVID-19 vaccination mandates including private businesses. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Trump’s targeting of Cheney keeps fueling big fundraising dollars for her 2022 House reelection
Being at the top of former President Trump’s most wanted list of targeted Republican politicians keeps fueling Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming’sfundraising. Cheney, the most high-profile of the 10 House Republicans who voted in January to impeach Trump for fanning the Capitol insurrection, hauled in $1.7 million during the July-September third quarter of fundraising. Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served as Bush’s vice president during his two terms (2001-2009) in the White House. 3 House GOP Republican leadership position. She’s currently one of only two Republicans serving on a special committee organized by House Democrats to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol.
Stephen Moore: Biden thinks climate change is a bigger threat than China. He'll be sorry
With each passing week, it looks like World War III -- between America and China -- is coming sooner than we think. This will more likely be an all-out economic war for global supremacy. It's no accident that China's economy and stock market are faltering. In the last year, as the U.S. stock market has risen by about 20% (thanks to Operation Warp Speed), China's Shanghai stock market went down 15%. The Chinese stock market jitters reflect global investors' irritation with the more frequent political interventions in business affairs.
Virginia student takes on school board over mask mandate: 'You're making people go nuts'
A Virginia student spoke out publicly against his school’s mask mandate at a recent school board meeting. Noah Rafalski, who attends school in Loudoun County, said on Fox & Friends" Thursday the school board's decisions are not right. On "Fox & Friends," Noah said he doesn’t understand why the school board is still requiring students to wear masks. CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATOR ACCUSES LOUDOUN COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD OF BEING ‘CHILD ABUSERS’"I didn’t feel like what they’re doing is right," he told Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt. The Loudoun County school board has faced immense scrutiny in recent months for its gender policy and support for critical race theory.
Chilling audio reveals last moments of San Diego airplane crash: 'Climb immediately'
Chilling audio between the pilot of the plane that crashed in California on Monday and air traffic control reveals moments of intense alarm and alleged disorientation. an air traffic controller is heard asking Dr. Sugata Das, an Arizona cardiologist and pilot of the deadly flight. The air traffic controller then became more specific with his commands to Das. SAN DIEGO PLANE CRASH: AT LEAST 2 DEAD, INCLUDING CARDIOLOGIST"Low altitude alert. "You appear to be descending again, sir," the air traffic controller then said.
Mayorkas orders ICE to stop worksite raids, in latest limits on immigration enforcement
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to immediately stop any mass worksite deportation raids, in what is the latest limit placed on ICE's deportation powers. The use of worksite raids to detain and potentially deport illegal immigrants working there became a more regular practice during the Trump administration. The most notable raid was the arrest of nearly 700 illegal aliens at food processing plants in Mississippi in 2019 -- in what became the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in U.S. history. Critics have accused the Biden administration of gutting ICE as part of a broader, more lax approach to illegal immigration that has encouraged an enormous migrant surge at the southern border. "Since the Biden administration cannot abolish ICE outright, Mayorkas is destroying it from within."
Trump organization reportedly close to selling DC hotel for over $370M
Former President Donald Trump’s company is reportedly closing in on a deal to sell its lease on the iconic Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, for more than $370 million. Former President Donald Trump’s company is reportedly close to selling the lease on its Washington, DC, hotel for nearly $370 million. As president, Trump hosted dozens of dinners in the hotel’s restaurant and caught flak from ethics watchdogs for encouraging administration officials to visit the facility. The Trump Organization had to put $27 million from other businesses into the hotel. Noam Galai/WireImageThe Trump Organization has disputed those findings.
Nouriel ‘Dr. Doom’ Roubini predicts Fed will ‘wimp out’ on raising rates
Now he’s predicting the Federal Reserve will “wimp out” when it comes to raising rates. Roubini said a bottled-up supply chain — and labor shortages — were helping to push inflation higher. Nouriel Roubini has warned the Federal Reserve will lose its nerve when it comes to raising rates. “They are going to postpone any finishing of tapering or raising rates,” Roubini said in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday. Nouriel Roubini warned of higher oil prices, which could mean gas prices rise even further.
Migrants ‘didn’t want to try’ to cross US border under Trump: ‘Thank you, Joe’
As the United States has seen record numbers of migrants crossing the border under the Biden administration, some migrants are saying they “didn’t even want to try” entering the US while former President Donald Trump was in office, citing his strict immigration policies. According to several migrants, no one attempted to enter the US illegally while Donald Trump was president because of his harsh immigration policies. John Moore/Getty Images“No, I didn’t even want to try it,” one of the migrants said, citing strict immigration policies and police. The Biden administration has faced bipartisan backlash over the massive amounts of migrants illegally crossing into the US at the southern border. Many migrants have said they are thankful to Joe Biden, who, unlike Donald Trump, did not separate them from their families after they crossed the border.
Brian Laundrie was reportedly an overweight ‘social outcast’ in school
A longtime pal of the 23-year-old fugitive told the Sun that Laundrie was a “heavier-set social outcast” as a 14-year-old, when he weighed almost 40 pounds more than today. He’s a pretty disconnected off-the-grid type of guy — not the selfie type,” the friend told the news outlet. In middle school, the friend added, Laundrie had “zero friends” and was “very quiet.”“He was a bit of an outcast when he was younger. Brian Laundrie disappeared from his family’s home last month after he reportedly went for a hike at the Carlton Reserve. Laundrie disappeared last month after his parents claimed he went for a hike at the 25,000-acre Carlton Reserve, where authorities have been searching since Sept. 18.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson talks possibility of political future: 'I care deeply about our country'
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the biggest stars in the world and even though he's only teased running for president in the past, in a new interview he admitted he's taken plans one step beyond that. DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON FURTHER TEASES PRESIDENTIAL RUN"I care deeply about our country. DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON FEELS 'INDEBTED' TO AMERICA FOR HIS CONTINUED SUCCESS"I am passionate about making sure that our country is united because a united country, as we know, is the strongest, and I want to see that for our country," he concluded. "The reason why I got emotional yesterday was because of what I felt my vote represented. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPJohnson continued: "My vote represented my little daughters, my vote represented humanity, my vote represented decency, it represented the values and principles we teach our little girls and my vote also, for me, represented the importance of just being a good, decent human being and how important that is."
Terrell on 'political nightmare' VP Harris' space video: 'This was not real. She was not sincere'
After Vice President Kamala Harris took heat for her appearance in YouTube's original space travel video, Fox News contributor Leo Terrell argued on a Tuesday appearance of ‘Fox & Friends' that the "scripted" footage was ‘not real," and challenged Harris’ sincerity to co-host Ainsley Earhardt. INTERNET GOES CRAZY OVER KAMALA HARRIS SPACE VIDEO USING CHILD ACTORS: 'BETTER THAN VEEP'KAMALA HARRIS: First of all, she is a political nightmare for the Biden administration. She was trying to act, and what bothers me is that she has a problem resonating with everyday American citizens. A misleading representation of Kamala Harris. She went to the brown school of politics which means focus on yourself only and you’ll shift your position on anything if it’s for your political advantage.
Wyoming high school student on being arrested over refusal to wear mask: 'Never thought' I'd be taken to jail
A 16-year-old Wyoming student recounted on "Fox & Friends First" Tuesday her recent arrest at school over her refusal to wear a mask on school grounds. Grace Smith, a Laramie High School junior and her father, Andrew Smith, explained her suspension and trespassing arrest. VIRGINIA STUDENT TAKES ON SCHOOL BOARD OVER MASK MANDATE: 'YOU'RE MAKING PEOPLE GO NUTS'Anchor Todd Piro asked Smith what was going through her mind when she was arrested. "I wanted to go back to class just so I could learn, I never thought they would actually arrest me. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe school district approved the mask mandate on Sept. 8, making it mandatory for most students to wear masks in all buildings and on buses.
Nevada’s Laxalt off to fast fundraising start in Senate bid in key state that’s a top GOP 2022 target
Laxalt hauled more than $1.4 million in the six weeks from his mid-August Senate campaign launch through the end of September, which marked the close of the third quarter of fundraising, according to figures shared first with Fox News on Tuesday. LAXALT LAUNCHES SENATE BID IN NEVADA, A KEY 2022 BATTLEGROUNDLaxalt, who completed a 2,500-mile, 17-country swing around Nevada in the weeks after his campaign launch, has been endorsed by a bunch of top Republicans, including former President Trump, Florida Gov. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut beating Cortez Masto in the key western battleground state won’t be easy. Laxalt, an Iraq War veteran and grandson of the late Nevada governor and senator Paul Laxalt, is considered the front runner in the race for the GOP nomination. Business owner Sharelle Mendenhall and Bill Hockstedler, a health care executive and Air Force veteran, are also running for the Republican Senate nomination.
Peter Sarsgaard says a fellow actor offered him OxyContin
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Peter Sarsgaard wants to raise awareness to the drug problem in Hollywood. “I’ve actually been offered OxyContin before by a fellow actor, and I saw what it did to him. So there’s no part of me that wants any of that stuff,” Sarsgaard, 50, exclusively told Page Six, without naming his drug-addled colleague. “I don’t trust that. Sarsgaard thinks the Sackler family may feel some guilt for their alleged hand in the calamity but isn’t sure.
California oil spill legal fight will likely span years
Coast Guard Capt. The Coast Guard has estimated between about 25,000 gallons (94,635 liters) and 132,000 gallons (495,889 liters) spilled. Other investigators, including federal pipeline regulators, will focus on Amplify Energy, which owns the three offshore oil platforms and the pipeline. In the Amplify pipeline leak, federal regulators said a low-pressure alarm at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 2 alerted control room operators on platform Elly to a possible leak. “The spirit and purpose is to get the oil cleaned up and then fight it out,” Mercante said.
Biden’s approval 10 points lower than Obama’s at same point in presidency
President Biden’s job approval currently sits 10 points lower than that of his former boss, President Barack Obama, at the same point in his presidency in 2009. According to approval ratings averages calculated by RealClearPolitics (RCP), Obama’s approval rating on Oct. 11 during his first year in office sat at 53 percent with a disapproval rating of 40 percent. During all of Obama’s eight years as president, Biden worked as his vice president. President Barack Obama’s approval rating on Oct. 11, 2009, sat at 53 percent with a disapproval rating of 40 percent. President Biden’s approval rating on his response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drop.
Kim Jong Un displays missile arsenal, claims US causing instability
“The US is continuing to create tensions in the region with its wrong judgments and actions,” Kim Jong Un said. The Defense Development Exhibition showed off North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. “I say once again that South Korea isn’t the one that our military forces have to fight against,” Kim said. “Surely, we aren’t strengthening our defense capability because of South Korea. North Korea test-fired an anti-aircraft missile on Oct. 1 and has reportedly expanded its uranium enrichment plant.
Eric Adams: I ‘reserve right’ to reverse de Blasio Gifted and Talented ax
Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams has said he will find a way to reverse Bill de Blasio’s scrapping of the GT programs in schools. Adams’ comments on Gifted and Talented closely mirror the response given by his rep when asked about the move, announced Friday. The current Gifted and Talented program for public elementary schools in the five boroughs was instituted under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Eric Adams said on Oct. 9, 2021, he is leaving his options open about the Gifted and Talented program. Sarah Silbiger/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesOn Friday, New York City parents blasted de Blasio’s “extremely disappointing” and “abominable” plan to get rid of the Gifted and Talented program.
Obama to campaign with McAuliffe, ahead of Virginia gubernatorial election with national implications
With the Virginia gubernatorial race a razor-tight margin of error contest just three weeks until Election Day, former Gov. Biden last teamed up with McAuliffe on the campaign trail in late July in the voter-rich and heavily Democratic Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. There's no word from the McAuliffe campaign on whether another Biden-McAuliffe rally is in the works. By contrast, there's no indication that former President Trump, who's endorsed Youngkin, will come to Virginia to campaign with the GOP nominee. On Monday, the McAuliffe campaign went up with a new digital ad accusing Youngkin of "putting Trump's agenda first."
Military veteran on 'Fox & Friends First': Black community has 'buyer's remorse' over Biden's failures
Military veteran and candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, Kelvin King, blasted President Biden arguing he and other Democrats "failed the Black community" as recent polls suggest plummeting support for the 46th president in Black and Latino communities across the country. King joined "Fox & Friends First" on Tuesday to discuss the findings, saying the party itself has "taken the Black vote for granted for years." They're finally waking up and they're experiencing a bit of buyer's remorse especially in the Black community. The Democratic Party, they've taken the Black vote for granted for years. I mean, we have vaccine mandates that are costing jobs in the Black community.
Rep. Crenshaw calls for Mayorkas' impeachment amid border crisis: 'Deliberate dereliction' of duty
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, called for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' impeachment on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday over the department's "refusal to actually enforce the laws of our country" at the southern border. It actually is very little to do with the cancelation of the border wall contracts. I think that's infuriating, but the real dereliction of duty is simply a refusal to actually enforce the laws of our country. Those laws might be our asylum process laws, those laws might be internal enforcement inside where deportations are necessary, those laws might be simply crossing the border illegally. And the only action that DHS has taken has been against those border agents trying to do their job on horseback, trying to stop people from rushing the border.
Virginia public school that removed officers experience numerous violent fights: 'Free-for-all
She believes the violence would tick down if school resource officers were brought back to the campuses. In one such video, students were seen brawling in the cafeteria of Alexandria City High School just two days after the school year began. Parents also held a rally in late September demanding the resource officers be brought back onto campus. The rally came after a shooting took place just a few blocks from Alexandria High School and injured a student. Violence has been present at the schools even with resource officers, ABC7 reported after reviewing police reports from 2017 to present day.
LG paying General Motors up to $1.9B over Chevy Bolt battery fire recall
LG Electronics has agreed to pay General Motors as much as $1.9 billion to cover expenses associated with the recall of Chevy Bolt EVs over faulty batteries made by the South Korean supplier that could erupt into flames, the companies announced Tuesday. GM has spent $2 billion recalling and fixing every single Chevy Bolt — its flagship electric car — made since production began in 2016, the Detroit-based automaker said. General Motors has said that the cost to recall and repair the Chevy Bolts has run the company about $2 billion. General Motors has said that they will not resume production on the Chevy Bolts until they are satisfied the battery issue is fixed. GM said in September it will not resume Bolt production or sales until it is satisfied that the recall remedy will address the fire risk issue.
No evidence mass Southwest cancellations due to vaccine mandate: FAA
There’s no evidence from Southwest Airlines, its pilots union or federal regulators that the mass cancellations that rocked its passengers over the past four days were related to the company’s recently announced vaccine mandate, the Federal Aviation Administration insisted. “To be clear: None of the information from Southwest, its pilots union, or the FAA indicates that this weekend’s cancellations were related to vaccine mandates,” the agency tweeted Monday evening. The FAA, Southwest, and the pilots union insist that the nationwide cancellations and delays were sparked by weather issues in Florida and air traffic control issues. US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) directly blamed President Biden’s vaccine mandate. “Joe Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate at work!” he tweeted Sunday.
Miami police chief being fired after 6 months on the job
Miami officials have decided to fire the city’s new police chief six months into his stormy tenure, after he was lambasted by city commissioners who he accused of meddling in the police department and internal affairs investigations. Miami City Manager Art Noriega said in a statement Monday that he suspended Chief Art Acevedo with the intent to terminate his employment. "Chief Acevedo is not the right fit for this organization." Art Acevedo was recruited by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who earlier this year hailed him as "America’s best chief." Miami City Commissioner Manolo Reyes told WSVN-TV that "the only thing we asked for him was to be a chief.
100-year-old denies being accessory to murder at Nazi camp
A 100-year-old man on trial for his alleged role as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp during World War II told a German court Friday that he was innocent. The defendant is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin, where he allegedly worked between 1942 and 1945 as an enlisted member of the Nazi Party’s paramilitary wing. FORMER NAZI CAMP SECRETARY IN GERMAN TRIAL, 96, ON THE RUNGerman news agency dpa reported that the defendant, who was identified only as Josef S. in keeping with German privacy rules, said on the second day of his trial before the Neuruppin state court that he didn't know the Sachsenhausen camp. Two witnesses from France and the Netherlands earlier told the court how their fathers were killed at Sachsenhausen for having been part of the resistance against the Nazis. The exact numbers of those killed vary, with upper estimates of some 100,000, though scholars suggest figures of 40,000 to 50,000 are likely more accurate.
Michigan pastor with 8 DUI priors accused of trying to murder sheriff’s deputies
A Michigan pastor with eight prior drunk driving offenses was charged Wednesday with attempting to murder two sheriff’s deputies with his car, a report said. The chaotic scene unfolded after police encountered the allegedly inebriated pastor, David Jones, in his car outside of a convenience store off 1-75 in Arenac County, authorities told WXYZ. The pastor then allegedly turned around and sped into a patrol car that had pursued him, Arena County Undersheriff Don McIntyre told the outlet. "If you turn your vehicle around and intentionally collide with a police vehicle, you are going to be charged with attempted murder on police," McIntyre said. After the collision, they were forced to wrestle Jones from his car as the suspect continued resisting, the report said.
CNN panel claims critical race theory is 'not actually a thing'
In a defense for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, Axios editor Margaret Talev claimed on CNN’s "Inside Politics" that critical race theory is "not actually a thing." Talev agreed but also asserted that critical race theory is "not a thing anywhere in the country including Virginia." Let's just say for the record in case anyone doesn't know, they don't teach critical race theory to kids in kids K-12 schools. "It is hotly debated but not actually a thing," Talev said. Talev’s statement echoed McAuliffe’s own assertions that critical race theory is "made up" and a "dog whistle" for far-right followers.
Horrifying video captures California plane crash that killed doctor, UPS driver
Harrowing video captured the moment a small plane crashed into a neighborhood near a California high school, killing a cardiologist who was piloting the doomed aircraft and a UPS driver on the ground. “As an outstanding cardiologist and dedicated family man, Dr. Das leaves a lasting legacy. When it was about a half-mile from the runway, an air traffic controller told Das that he was too low. “She kept saying, ‘My puppy, my puppy,’” Keeley, a probation officer, told NBC 7. “They started pulling stuff out of the window, and then they got Marie out,” Bohen told NBC 7.
Maryland couple suspected of selling nuclear secrets could spend rest of life in jail
The Navy nuclear engineer and his wife were accused of selling U.S. Navy submarine secrets to a foreign power could face a potential maximum penalty of life in prison. NAVY NUCLEAR ENGINEER'S WIFE ARRESTED FOR SELLING SECRETS APPEARS TO SUPPORT BLM, 'RESISTANCE' MOVEMENTS"Unfortunately there always will be people willing to compromise our nation’s security for personal gain. "Our nuclear submarine force provides a significant military capability for the United States. An unsealed criminal complaint alleges that Jonathan Toebbe contacted an unidentified foreign nation in April 2020 to sell U.S. Navy submarine secrets. "They didn't talk to anybody, even on the block," McCormick told Fox News.
California oil spill legal fight will likely span years
CALIFORNIA AG INVESTIGATING OIL SPILL THAT FORCED HUNTINGTON BEACH TO CLOSECoast Guard Capt. The Coast Guard has estimated between about 25,000 gallons (94,635 liters) and 132,000 gallons (495,889 liters) spilled. Coast Guard investigators already have boarded two vessels and plan to track down others, many from overseas, Neubauer said. Other investigators, including federal pipeline regulators, will focus on Amplify Energy, which owns the three offshore oil platforms and the pipeline. In the Amplify pipeline leak, federal regulators said a low-pressure alarm at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 2 alerted control room operators on platform Elly to a possible leak.
Mollie Hemingway: What happened during the 2020 election must be investigated and discussed
But nothing holds a candle to what happened in 2016 after Donald Trump’s surprising defeat of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Pundits and officials speculated openly that President Trump was a foreign asset and that members of his circle were under the thumb of the Kremlin. To question the legitimacy of the 2016 election wasn’t to undermine ourdemocracy; it was considered by some of our most elevated public figures a patriotic duty. The corporate media didn’t condemn leading Democrats’ refusal to accept the results of the 2016 election. What happened during the 2020 election must be investigated and discussed, not in spite of media and political opposition to an open inquiry, but because of that opposition.
Tight race in Virginia gubernatorial showdown with three weeks until election
Tuesday marks three weeks to go until Election Day in Virginia, and the top-of-the- ticket race remains an extremely close contest in one of just two states to hold gubernatorial elections in the year after a presidential contest. FOX NEWS POLL: TIGHT RACE FOR VIRGINIA GOVERNORThe Cook Report, a top nonpartisan political handicapper, three weeks ago shifted its ranking of the race from "lean Democratic" to "toss up." "Folks, the Virginia Governor’s race is a big deal not just for the Commonwealth but for our country," Biden wrote to supporters in a fundraising email. McAuliffe was unable to run for reelection in 2017 because Virginia governors are barred from serving two straight terms. But he’s also repeatedly linked Youngkin to former President Donald Trump, who remains deeply unpopular with many Virginia voters.
Jason Chaffetz: Dems own Biden failures – they'll run but they can't hide from policy fiascos
This may help explain why the president is not getting a lot of help, even from his own inner circle. As you know, the president is unpopular today, unfortunately, here in Virginia, so we have got to plow through." JASON CHAFFETZ: IF BIDEN, DEMS' $3.5T CRADLE-TO-GRAVE WELFARE STATE HAPPENS HERE'S WHAT AMERICA WILL BE LIKENo kidding. Take Vice President Kamala Harris. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERHarris was billed as a pragmatic choice – "a vice president who can be a partner across the board," Neera Tanden told The Atlantic.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw debuts children's book warning against cancel culture
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, explained how his recent children's book is a fable meant to warn about the dangers of cancel culture. Crenshaw, who played an intimate role in crafting the story, explained that defining cancel culture for children was "kind of tricky." And I wanted to craft this story that kind of exposes the nuance of what we mean by cancel culture." "Cancel culture often jumps to that conclusion: that the person is intentionally bad, intentionally meant that microaggression … and it's just not true." This is what I try to tell people who think they need to bow down to the cancel culture mob.
De Blasio’s ‘open streets’ are still used by drivers, survey finds
More than half of Bill de Blasio’s “open streets” across the city remain open to drivers, according to a new report. Yet just 46 percent of the Department of Transportation’s listed open streets locations are active, according to a survey by Transportation Alternatives released Tuesday. Whiter and wealthier nabes are more likely to have “successful’ open streets, which often rely on volunteers and outside funding to maintain. “All communities deserve Open Streets and the health, climate, and safety benefits they provide,” said Danny Harris, the group’s director. “We demand that New York City elected officials make urgent changes to ensure the Open Streets program has the support it needs to succeed and grow, especially in communities currently left out.”The Open Streets Program in Forest Park, Queens on May 17, 2020.
Will The Democrats’ Divide Be Their Downfall?
President Biden’s agenda is in the hands of his own party, as Democrats try to find common ground on the $3.5-trillion spending bill. Progressives say they won’t pass the smaller $1-trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill without getting the reconciliation bill passed too. Moderate Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have made it clear they won’t back the multi-trillion spending bill and that the number must come down before they support the plan. Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report on the Fox News Channel, Bret Baier weighs in on the Democrats’ infighting when it comes to passing the two spending bill, President Biden’s low poll numbers and how all of this will impact the 2022 midterms. Oil prices have reached their highest level in seven years, with supply shortages creating concern that this could foreshadow a natural gas shortage as we approach the winter.
Liz Peek: Biden's economy is stalled. Here's what he must do now to unfreeze our supply chain
Just as he initiated Operation Warp Speed to combat Covid-19, the former president would be laser-focused today on squashing inflation. Biden is also reluctant to take on progressives in the Democrat Party who are intent on removing incentives to work. Biden’s vaccine mandate and demand that certain jobs be filled only by union workers further shrinks the available labor force. As ships await their turns, every aspect of the process has been gummed up by union restrictions, Covid protocols and shortages. In fairness, in late February President Biden commissioned a 100-day assessment of supply chain vulnerabilities, which at least acknowledges the problem.
Gunshots ring out near vigil for fallen Arizona sheriff’s deputy, tense video shows
A vigil honoring an Arizona sheriff’s deputy who was taken off life support Monday after suffering a brutal jailhouse beating was interrupted after gunshots rang out near the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Avondale, according to dramatic video. 12 News posted a video that showed an interview with a reporter interrupted by a gunshot in the distance. The scene was chaotic, and reporters on hand to cover the vigil for Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy Juan "Johnny" Ruiz, were told to "duck" and were removed from the location. Niala Charles, a reporter for the station, tweeted that the vigil for Ruiz was coming to an end when the shots were fired. Police told the station that the gunshots were not directed at those attending the vigil and there is no threat to the public.
America’s ‘Civil War’: The real virus in our media and political culture
America is headed for civil war. She said establishment types in both parties don’t care about the American people because "they’re in their elite little tower. I see a civil war coming. There’s a thriving media market for apocalyptic declarations of an imminent civil war, as if one side were about the fire on Fort Sumter. He writes that our political culture "has led a lot of journalists to become party activists by proxy.
Mark Meadows: Democrats want to replace a robust economy with big government
Congressional Democrats have been working to pass trillions in legislation to support the Biden agenda with the narrowest of margins and in the face of Republican opposition. Mark Meadows, the former Trump official and senior partner at the Conservative Partnership Institute, appeared on "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday night to discuss the ongoing debate in Washington. CONGRESS FACING FLURRY OF ECONOMIC DEADLINES BEFORE THE END OF THE YEARMARK MEADOWS: "Democrats want to talk about anything other than the economy; anything other than the fact that there are more people who could be working than are working right now. We went from energy dominance to begging OPEC to reduce oil prices and get gasoline prices down. They’re trying to replace a robust economy with a big government but we can’t let that happen."
Tucker Carlson: There is a limit to how far you can push Americans
Joe Biden showed up at a construction site in Illinois last Thursday to explain what a terrific job he's been doing. Now you've heard him say that a lot, but it's worth taking a closer look at what Joe Biden said last week outside Chicago. And yet, according to Joe Biden, unvaccinated Americans are the root of this country's problems. But when you see reports of mass firings of law-abiding American citizens, Joe Biden told us, what you're really seeing is progress. Air traffic controllers in Atlanta watched as planes headed for South Florida, rerouted west, and wound up over the Mississippi River.
Kamala Harris’ space video produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment
Critics of Vice President Kamala Harris have seized on her appearance in a NASA video for children and on Monday took to social media to make fun of the production company's name behind the video: Sinking Ship Entertainment. "The company producing Kamala Harris’ video featuring professional child actors, which is called *Sinking Ship Entertainment"…is based in Canada." He posted a screengrab from an article from the Washington Examiner that identified the Toronto-based company as the producer of "Get Curious with Vice President Harris," a YouTube original series. Sinking Ship Entertainment and Harris’ office did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. The series is aimed at getting children interested in space and included an appearance by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough from the International Space Station.
Child actors used for Kamala Harris’ bizarre space video
A video meant to sell children on the wonders of space exploration featured Vice President Kamala Harris giving a memorably loopy performance alongside a quintet of child actors who auditioned for their roles, it was revealed Monday. “All five of them are actors,” Carlo Bernardino, whose 13-year-old son Trevor was one of the youngsters taking part, told the Washington Examiner. “He’s a child actor — he’s been trying to do this type of thing for a while. Harris, who was tapped to head up the Cabinet-level National Space Council in May, was panned for her exaggerated gestures and facial expressions in the video, as well as her over-dramatic intonation. I was talking to her face to face.”Some of the child actors in the video.
Ingraham: Biden setting US up for 'Long Winter'
"We already know that Biden's team is incompetent on many fronts, their embarrassing performance in Afghanistan. Ingraham noted President Trump left Biden with a strong economic, border security and vaccine-supply situation, but that the Delaware Democrat began squandering it almost immediately. And over the last few days, we have seen the toll that Biden’s radical agenda is taking on the economy. "When you see it all together," Ingraham said, "The totality of the incompetence is quite staggering." "So it looks like we’re in for a long and difficult winter – a winter of shortages and disappointments especially for Americans living in cities strangled by restrictions, mandates, and you throw the cold weather into that, my goodness," she said.
She’s not running: Activists seek Sinema in vain at Boston Marathon
Far-left demonstrators flew to Boston Monday to confront Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) over her opposition to the massive social spending bill being pushed by President Biden and Democratic congressional leaders — announcing their intention to do so as she ran the Boston Marathon. Sinema suffered the injury in June while running a marathon in Washington state. Runners make their way to the finish line down Boylston Street during the 125th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts on October 11, 2021. She describes herself on her personal Twitter account as an “ultramarathoner, Boston qualifier, and IRONMAN.” She previously ran the Boston Marathon in 2014, finishing in under five hours. The Boston Marathon is typically run on the third Monday in April to mark Patriots’ Day, a state holiday in Massachusetts commemorating the Revolutionary War battles of Lexington and Concord.
Pilot rebuffs Biden's vax mandate amid Southwest turmoil: 'We have all the control', damage is 'his fault'
People were being coerced, I believe in freedom and I’m here to support the freedom of my fellow employees and all people across this country. I’m not going to take a mandate, I’m not going to be forced to do something I don’t believe in," he said. "First of all, we have all the control, and the control comes from a simple word, and that is ‘no’," he said. "If these companies fire us and they fire 30% of the workforce, aircraft are going to stop moving and it’s going to affect you. It’s going to affect your air travel and it’s going to affect the economy."
US considers faster hog slaughtering based on plant staffing - union
Faster slaughtering would help them increase pork production at a time of high demand and soaring bacon prices. PORK PLANTS FACE SLOWER HOG SLAUGHTER AFTER COURT RULINGSeven pork plants were initially able to operate without limits on line speeds after a 2019 U.S. Department of Agriculture rule change that did not need congressional approval. Workers told Reuters the faster line speeds increased injuries, and there were not enough employees to run faster production lines safely. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSThe USDA did not respond to subsequent questions , nor did Quality Pork Processors respond to requests for comment. Workers at the company's plant would have more time off and be able to meet production goals more quickly if line speeds and staffing levels increase again, Morgan said.
Newt Gingrich: Big government socialism is a crisis of the American system
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told "Hannity" Monday the "disasters" in Democratic states are going to get worse, while the "crisis of the American system" is whether "big government socialism" can be eliminated over the next few years. NEWT GINGRICH: Well, I think it's the President, but I also think it's the Congress. The red states with Republican governors, Republican legislators, lower taxes, less regulation, favoring work, favoring job creation; they're going to do great. These blue states California, [Illinois], New York, they're disasters and they're all going to get worse because their policies don't work. And I think it's a real crisis of the American system; whether or not we ultimately over the next five or six years eliminate this radical, big government.
Two Georgia workers fired after being accused of shredding voting applications
Two workers in Fulton County, Georgia have been fired after they were accused of shredding hundreds of voter registration applications, spurring Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to call for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation. "The Department of Justice needs to take a long look at what Fulton County is doing and how their leadership disenfranchises Fulton voters through incompetence and malfeasance. The allegations come just three weeks before Fulton County residents are set to vote in municipal elections, with all of the shredded applications being received in the last two weeks. "Elections are the most important function of our government," Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts said in the release. In addition to the calls for a federal investigation, Raffensperger said the secretary of state's office has also already launched an investigation into the incident.
The ugly truth Giants may need to face about underachieving defense
29 in total defense, No. 26 in total defense and No. Simply put, this is what the Giants defense is — sorry if you paid top-dollar expecting a launch toward improvement. The Giants defense can only watch as Cee Dee Lamb scores a touchdown on Sunday. Ezekiel Elliott runs free amid the Giants defense.
Palin: Biden is a being subjected to 'elder abuse'
Sarah Palin commented on a widely-criticized video of Vice President Kamala Harris' video speaking to kids and the Biden administration's crisis at the border on "Fox News Primetime" Monday. SARAH PALIN: Those clips really are painful to watch … [the] awkward videos that were presented [with] — at least the media didn't hide that one ... But same with President [Joe] Biden's videos – watching him speak and read the teleprompter I get a cold sweat. In [Biden's] case it's elder abuse, where they trod him out there and expect him to be articulate about anything it's tough to watch. But then, President Biden is now sending the rest of the team down to the border trying to figure it out.
NJ Democrats issue profane ad skewering GOP gubernatorial candidate for once wanting to ban cursing
The New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) issued an ad replete with profanity Monday to attack Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli for once supporting a law to ban cursing when he served on the Raritan Borough Council. The ordinance, which Raritan passed 5-0 in 1994, prohibited "rude or indecent behavior" and included both profanity and "insulting remarks." The NJDSC ad spotlights several individuals who react to the swearing ban idea with profanity-laden phrases, such as, "You’re sh***ng me," "No f**king way," "This is f**king New Jersey," and "We can’t let that a**hole win." But there is one issue where Ciattarelli’s position might be even further outside the mainstream: his opposition to a favorite Garden State tradition, cursing," the Murphy campaign further said, according to Insider NJ. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"While serving on the Raritan Borough Council in the 1990s, Ciattarelli voted for and championed a ban on cursing in the community — that’s right, a ban on cursing.
Miami police chief Art Acevedo ousted amid clashes with City Hall
The police chief in Miami has been ousted after only six months on the job amid intense clashes with City Hall and accusations of bizarre antics. Art Acevedo — once called “the Michael Jordan of police chiefs” by Miami’s mayor — was suspended Monday with “the intent to terminate his employment,” City Manager Art Noriega said in a statement. The three commissioners are Cuban American and Acevedo allegedly compared them to Communist Cuba, which sparked backlash. The city held public hearings and “excoriated” the chief “without rebuttal,” the Herald said. Acevedo allegedly spoke out of turn when he said during an interview that the city was considering a vaccine mandate and might go against Gov.
California AG investigating oil spill that forced Huntington Beach to close
The California Department of Justice is investigating an oil leak that sparked fears of an environmental disaster near Huntington Beach, California Attorney General Rob Bonta said on Monday. "The oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach is an environmental disaster with far-reaching consequences for our fish and wildlife, for our communities, and for our economy," Bonta said in a press release. My office is committed to devoting the people and the resources necessary to ensure this environmental disaster is fully investigated, and we will follow the facts wherever they lead us," he added. Huntington Beach reopened to the public on Monday after water quality tests did not detect oil-related toxins. The reopening followed a days-long cleanup effort along the coast to address the spill, which was first reported on Oct. 2.
Muslim Olympian instigated ugly cancel-culture witch trial against Jersey teacher
Halloween is still a few weeks away, but in New Jersey, the witch trial started early. It began on social media, our latter-day Salem: Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad took to Facebook to inform her followers that evil was afoot in the town of Maplewood. The young student resisted, by trying to hold onto her hijab, but the teacher pulled the hijab off, exposing her hair to the class. She had observed the student wearing a hooded sweatshirt, she said, and, in accordance with school policy, asked her to pull down the hood, as it was blocking her eyes. Real people with real values and real concerns talk to each other, reason, argue, try to change minds and hearts.
Dem New Mexico gov pays $150K to settle crotch grab claim
Michelle Lujan Grisham has paid $150,000 to settle a claim of sexual harassment from a former campaign spokesman, according to financial documents filed Monday. The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office has said the payments are allowed under state law because they relate to an employment dispute. The state’s Republican Party, meanwhile, accused Lujan Grisham of paying “hush money” to Hallinan. [Andrew] Cuomo’s sex scandal, Lujan Grisham cried out for transparency and a full investigation. Monday’s report showed Lujan Grisham has raised $2.5 million since April for her reelection bid.
NY Assembly Judiciary Committee receives new text messages, records tied to Cuomo-accuser: report
ALBANY — The Assembly Judiciary Committee has received new records that give more clarity on the timeline behind groping allegations made against former Gov. Cuomo’s personal attorney, Rita Glavin, has tried to dismiss Commisso’s allegations by attacking the discrepancy in the timeline included in the James’ report. Rita Glavin, attorney for former Gov. “This is evidence of nothing, except that the Attorney General’s report is hopelessly flawed and unreliable and Ms. Commisso’s allegations remain a moving target. The Governor has been clear that he never groped Ms. Commisso,” Glavin told The Post in response to the new information revealed.
Iraqis nab ISIS finance chief with $5 million bounty on his head
Iraqi forces captured a top member of ISIS who was known to manage the terror group’s money, the country’s prime minister announced Monday. It was not immediately clear whether the Turkish government knew of the Iraqi operation or was involved in it. The alleged Islamic State finance chief was captured in an operation abroad. Western military officials estimate that ISIS still has at least 10,000 fighters across Iraq and Syria, most of them in remote areas. Sami Jasim Muhammad al-Jaburi, a general supervisor of the financial files for Islamic state (IS), was arrested by Iraqi security forces.
Tammy Bruce: Biden admin didnt expect this kind of backlash to vaccine mandates
Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce told "The Faulkner Focus" on Monday that President Biden did not "expect" for Americans to push back on the vaccine mandate. There seems to be a presumption by the Biden administration that the American people will fold, that we'll cave. This nation was founded based on not wanting to be forced into doing things and wanting genuine representation. What the Biden administration is doing, for some reason, is choosing first to force, to jam us into something and that, of course, is having a backlash. What I think they expected is that people wouldn’t quit their job or they wouldn't say no.
Greece sending more guards to protect border amid fears over illegal immigration from Afghanistan
Greece is increasing border guards along its border with Turkey in anticipation of a spike in illegal immigration brought on by the chaos in Afghanistan, officials said Monday. In the comings months, some 250 officers will join the 1,500-strong border force and an additional 800 extra border guard personnel will also be hired to staff airports and regions close to the Greece-Turkey border. The recent increase in personnel was spurred in part by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, authorities said. Poland and Lithuania in recent months have been struggling to cope with a surge in migration, mostly from Iraq and Afghanistan, arriving at their borders with Belarus. They accuse Belarus' government of encouraging the flow of migrants to exert pressure on the entire EU.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans 'any entity' from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning "any entity" in the state from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. "The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced," Abbott said in a press release Monday. Abbott's executive order prohibits "any entity" in the state from compelling an individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccine "who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience." The order applies to both employees and consumers who refuse to receive the vaccine due to "religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19." Currently, 52% of Texas residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Young restaurateur has fish to fry before she can recreate Four Seasons
The way it was: The Four Seasons Restaurant was a place of glamour and prestige. “The name sounds really similar — and the Four Seasons Restaurant invented New American dining,” he said of the original restaurant, which operated in the Seagram Building starting in 1959. “Bringing back the Four Seasons Restaurant is good news for the building and for the neighborhood,” Hooper said. The logo of the old Four Seasons Restaurant. The original Four Seasons Restaurant in the Seagram Building was anchored by a pool surrounded by trees that changed with the seasons and a giant Picasso canvas.
Unions push NJ teachers to commit blatant violations of student, parent privacy
Unbelievable: Training materials sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association urge teachers to share student and parent information with a private company favored for political work by progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. More, the trainers promise gift cards to New Jersey teachers to log the contact info and vaccination status of students and their parents with the Reach app. Yes, it’s nominally in a good cause: Reach’s political organizers are supposed to follow up to book vax appointments or persuade the hesitant to get jabbed. But that hardly excuses a gross violation of privacy rights and of educators’ ethical obligations. This is how politicized and sanctimonious the teachers unions have grown: They see no issue with sharing others’ personal contact and medical info with political consultants.
Amazon’s return-to-work plans just got more flexible
Amazon will let individual teams decide for how many days corporate employees would be expected to work from office in a week, Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy said in a message to employees on Monday. Earlier, Amazon’s policy required for employees to return to office from Jan. 3 for at least three days a week. In his message that was posted on Amazon’s blog, Jassy said the company’s corporate employees will be permitted to work up to four weeks per year fully remotely from any location within the country of employment. Of course, the new guidelines at Amazon — led by CEO Andy Jassy — won’t affect the majority of its employees, who work in the online powerhouse’s warehouses. REUTERSThe company, which started on-site vaccinations for its frontline employees in the US in March, has taken to a flexible approach to reopening like tech peer Microsoft.
Foolish criminal-justice reform is slamming New Yorkers all across the board
It’s not just shootings and homicides surging thanks to soft-on-crime laws and policies: So are lesser offenses like shoplifting and road violations. Post reporters found bare shelves at city drug stores, thanks to serial shoplifters. Just through September, the city’s seen 200 traffic deaths, a jump over last year, itself 10 percent higher than 2019. Then there’s the shoplifting, which has made everyday items at drug stores — diapers, tampons, hand sanitizer — hard to find. Likely next mayor Eric Adams has his work cut out for him in turning law enforcement around on all fronts.
Chasing mediocrity: The left’s war on excellence threatens the American Dream
Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews misreads the findings to argue that gifted programs are unproved and probably a waste of money. The study also underscores the importance of helping gifted children early on overcome barriers to success. These parents need guidance buying into the educational-achievement culture. California proposes eliminating accelerated math before 11th grade and requiring all students to study math together. Gifted children in slow classes grow bored and even drop out.
Scandals from top to bottom in Joe Biden’s cabinet of horrors
Here, some of the lowlights of many of the members of Joe Biden’s Cabinet of Horrors. KAMALA HARRISVice PresidentPut in charge of the border crisis, Harris quickly clarified that she would concentrate on “root causes,” not the border itself. Vice President Kamala Harris has been failing in her role as Biden’s border czar. PETE BUTTIGIEGSecretary of TransportationOne of the many Cabinet members with no experience for the post to which he was appointed. Insiders say Klain holds enormous sway over Biden and the agenda, and has emboldened the far-left wing of the party.
ABC News says Kyrsten Sinema has 'taken a hard turn to the right' for resisting Dem spending spree
ABC News raised eyebrows for claiming that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has "taken a hard turn to the right" as she continues to resist the $3.5 trillion spending spree being pushed by her Democratic colleagues. FiveThirtyEight, a subset of ABC News' political and election analysis, ran a piece on Monday titled "Kyrsten Sinema Is Confounding Her Own Party. "Once a staunch progressive, Arizona’s senior senator has taken a hard turn to the right. "'Hard turn to the right' seems a bit of an exaggeration," The Dispatch editor-in-chief Jonah Goldberg reacted. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"What issues exactly is Sinema on the right on?
DeSantis Columbus Day proclamation pushes back against those who 'defame' the explorer
Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., issued a Columbus Day proclamation Monday honoring the legacy of Christopher Columbus and claiming those who "defame" the Italian explorer are trying to portray the United States and Western culture negatively. "Happy Columbus Day!" In his proclamation, DeSantis lauded Columbus for opening the New World to European settlers in 1492, thereby making the United States possible. COLLEGES NATIONWIDE CELEBRATE ‘INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY’ ON COLUMBUS DAYDeSantis' attitude toward Columbus contrasts with many other politicians, including President Biden, who became the first president to mark the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day with a presidential proclamation. "Today, we recognize Indigenous peoples’ resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive impact that they have made on every aspect of American society."
Hillary Clinton decries attacks on 'legitimacy' of elections after calling Trump an 'illegitimate president'
Hillary Clinton sounded the alarm on the "high-level attack" on the legitimacy of American elections during an appearance on "The View" after previously singing a different tune. "You know, I think we not only came close to a full constitutional crisis, I think we’re still in it," Clinton responded on Monday. HILLARY CLINTON ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK, CALLS IT HER ‘FIRST FORAY INTO FICTION!’However, the former 2016 Democratic nominee previously declared her GOP opponent Donald Trump was an "illegitimate president." "I believe he knows he's an illegitimate president," Clinton told CBS in 2019. Ever since her defeat, which she conceded, Clinton repeatedly pointed to Russia's interference in the 2016 election as a prominent reason why she was never elected to the White House.
Government increasingly tells private business what it can and can’t do — gender-neutral toys are just the start
According to the Los Angeles Times, “California became the first state in the nation Saturday to adopt a law requiring large retail stores to provide gender-neutral toy sections under a bill signed by Gov. The new law, which takes effect in 2024, says that retail stores with 500 or more employees must sell some toys and child-care products outside of areas specifically labeled by gender. Gavin Newsom signed a law that says large stores must have a gender-neutral section. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, the well-known and popular proverb goes, a good description of California’s intrusion into . It’s yet another avenue the state government has utilized in its continued encroachment into those unlucky enough to fall under their jurisdiction.
KKR pioneered the private equity business: Here are its hits and misses
KKR bought businesses by making small down payments and having the companies they acquired borrow most of the rest of the purchase price — making the companies responsible for repayment. It was really driven by tax benefits,” John Canning, who formed private equity firm Madison Dearborn, said in this reporter’s book, “The Buyout of America.” Canning funded many of the first Kohlberg deals as a First Chicago lender. KKR has gone from its creative beginnings to having completed private equity transactions worth $655 billion of enterprise value, according to the firm. KKR in 1986 invested only $132 million of equity in a highly levered $4.3 billion buyout of supermarket chain Safeway. This year, it raised a $14 billion infrastructure fund greatly increasing the firm’s reach and profits.
Marc Thiessen: Biden Hasn’t Even Tried To Unite The Country
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Marc Thiessen, columnist at The Washington Post, a Fox News contributor and a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute joined the Guy Benson Show to talk about Biden’s stalled agenda and the situation in Afghanistan. Thiessen had this to say,
MSNBC host to Elizabeth Warren: Should some Facebook officials face 'criminal investigations?'
MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sunday if Facebook officials should face "criminal investigations" for a variety of social ills. "Mark Zuckerberg in the past has called you an existential threat to Facebook," Hasan said to Warren. "Is it time more people at Facebook face actual criminal investigations?" And one of them is to make sure that we enforce current criminal laws. The outspokenly left-wing Hasan sympathized with McNamee's call for criminal investigations into Facebook on Saturday, when the former Zuckerberg adviser said Facebook was implicated "effectively as an accessory to an insurrection" and faced "legal jeopardy."
NYC council candidate pens op-ed defending parents protesting school boards
Independent New York City council candidate and former prosecutor Maud Maron argued against recent efforts from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to target parents who have been protesting issues in regards to their kids’ education. The threat is parents showing up to dress down school boards over their dereliction of duty. In closing, Maron defended parents’ protests of school boards as "a basic American right." To write open letters to school board members. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLast month, Maron called out New York City’s public school system for focusing on critical race theory.
Dave Chappelle is right on trans and other commentary
Iconoclast: Chappelle Is Right on Trans“The elite media in the United States prevents readers from knowing that a debate is even happening” over gender ideology, observes Andrew Sullivan at his Substack. But Chappelle only did “what a comic is supposed to do: point out that the current emperor has no clothes. She does not ovulate.” Her “vagina” is a “simulacrum.” Chappelle’s right. Instead, Latinos shifted 16 percentage points toward Trump from 201 — 26 points among Cubans and 12 among “those of Mexican origin . Easier said than done, but never accomplished by a system of one-size-fits-all.”Pandemic journal: Mandates Forever?
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 12, 2021
The Issue: Mayor de Blasio’s decision to phase out Gifted & Talented programs in city schools. Donathan SalkalnChelseaDe Blasio claims that having a Gifted & Talented program discriminates against those students who are incapable of or choose not to work at an advanced and accelerated level. Ed QuinlanNew Hyde ParkBy fiat — not by community consensus — de Blasio is ending the public-school system’s Gifted & Talented program. I served as an acting principal in two junior high schools that had Gifted & Talented programs. Kenneth KarcinellHewlettIs anyone really surprised that New York City’s boneheaded mayor would eliminate the Gifted & Talented program before he left office?
Cyberattacks concerning to most in US: Poll
RICHMOND, Va. — Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on US computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, according to a new poll. Cyberattacks were found to be a concern for the majority of both Republicans and Democrats surveyed. The Chinese and Russian governments were considered the top cyberattack threats in the poll. AP“The amount of Chinese cyber actors dwarfs the rest of the globe, combined,” Rob Joyce, the director of cybersecurity at the National Security Agency, said at a recent conference. Democrats — at 79% — are somewhat more likely than Republicans — at 70% — to say the Russian government is a big threat.
$100 million in border wall materials rusting away in Texas: report
A Fox News drone captured footage of around 10,000 steel panels — enough to build 100 miles of wall — rusting in the sun in Pharr, Texas, since January. A border wall construction site is seen mostly abandoned after President Joe Biden signed an executive order halting construction. ?President Joe Biden canceled contracts for border wall construction after he took office. “For a while, it was almost five million a day between DoD and DHS to not build the border wall?,” he said, referring to the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. REUTERS/Paul Ratje“As we’ve heard the Border Patrol chief say, so far this year more than 400,000 known [migrants] got away.
Debt Deal Done…December Deadline Determined
This week, Bret sits down with member of the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Bill McGurn, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, and FOX News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich, to discuss the deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase. Later, the panel discusses President Biden’s approval rating when it comes to the negotiation over the infrastructure and reconciliation plans. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaierPurchase Bret’s New Book: To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876
Gen. Michael Flynn decries deep state: 'We have two separate governments'
Former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn [Ret.] Flynn told Carlson that President Ike Eisenhower warned future generations about the potential rise of the Deep State when he spoke of the Military Industrial Complex. "The security state of this country has grown probably by five times in the last 25 to 30 years." So when people talk about the Deep State… I don't really describe the Deep State as a group of [politicians] -- you know, of Nancy Pelosi, or Chuck Schumer, or some of the people that are elected. They become part of it, but they're not really the deep state."
This used subcompact car's price has spiked 50%. Here's why
Prices for used examples of the Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact were up 49.9% in August as the semiconductor chip shortage continues to throttle new and pre-owned car supplies. According to the latest market survey by iseecars.com, the average sale price during the month for a Mirage was $13,398, or $4,457 higher than last year. The Mercedes-Benz GLC had the smallest increase at 8.0%, followed by the Audi SQ5 (9.1%) and Volvo XC90 (9.3%). Although the overall average was down sharply from June and July, the relative relief may be short-lived. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe latest Manheim report on wholesale used car prices saw them begin to rise in September after several months of decline.
Debate rages over Biden's proposed $600 IRS reporting requirement for bank accounts
"And so the house painter might report, ‘Well, I made $500,’ to the government and keep the other $500 as unreported income," Gale continued. Any account used to pay rent, receive paychecks, buy groceries over the course of a year, or anything similar, would be subject to the $600 reporting requirement. But he argued that this reporting requirement is poorly crafted, too broad and would do more harm than good. "It makes me laugh because it just… tells me that the number is meaningless if you're going to go from hundreds to 10,000," he said. Fundamentally, Theodorou said, the reporting requirement simply "misses the mark" and based on his analysis of arguments from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, "seems to be political."
New Mexico governor's sexual harassment settlement more than twice as big as previously known
Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign paid her sexual assault accuser $150,000 in settlement payments — more than double what her campaign acknowledged earlier this year. "I was focused on the pandemic, and I'll stand by that decision [to settle] every minute of every day," she told reporters on June 11. But according to a mandatory campaign finance report filed Monday, Grisham's payout was much higher than expected. Over the past six months, her campaign paid an additional $87,500, bringing the total to $150,000. New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s office has said the settlement payments are allowed because they relate to an employment dispute with a former campaign staffer, the Albuquerque Journal reported Monday.
Alleged Navy ‘spy’ was wannabe Medieval swashbuckler
The Navy nuclear engineer accused of trying to peddle US military secrets using a peanut-butter sandwich not only allegedly dreamed of being a spy — he saw himself as a Medieval swashbuckler, too. Nuclear engineer Jonathan Toebbe is accused of trying to peddle US military secrets using a peanut-butter sandwich. The society’s members practice at a recreation center near the home Toebbe shared with his wife and alleged co-conspirator, 45-year-old teacher Diane Toebbe. Toebbe and his wife are due in federal court in West Virginia for an initial appearance Tuesday, according to court documents. During one of his drop-offs, Toebbe allegedly hid a computer memory card with secrets on it in a peanut-butter sandwich.
Wife of Navy nuclear engineer arrested for selling secrets appears to support ‘resistance,’ BLM
The woman arrested with her Navy nuclear engineer husband for allegedly selling secret information about nuclear submarines to an undercover FBI agent appears to be vocally in support of Black Lives Matter and “resistance” movements on her social media. Jonathan Toebee and his wife, Diana, were arrested and charged with passing nuclear submarine secrets to a foreign government. Diana Toebee reportedly would often post in support of the Black Lives Matter and “resistance” movements on social media. Public posts on the Facebook account are largely limited to profile and cover photo updates, as well as multiple donations she made to several fundraisers. Arrested this weekend, Diana Toebee worked with Jonathan Toebee to pass along US nuclear secrets at various drop locations, where she acted as a lookout.
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez: What National Hispanic Heritage Month means to me in one word
National Hispanic Heritage Month is not only a time to look back at the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans, but it is also a celebration of hope for what is to come. TEACHER CREATES 'AWE-INSPIRING' CLASSROOM DOOR DESIGNS FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTHWatching our friends and family members in other nations struggle under socialism and communism has strengthened our belief in free markets and self-determination. As National Hispanic Heritage Month also commemorates the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile, we are ever mindful that millions of Hispanics and Latinos still fight for their independence daily. SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ: HISPANICS, LATINOS THRIVING – WE ARE NOT MARGINALIZED, OPPRESSED VICTIMSWe believe in human rights for all people, everywhere. And that is why even in another difficult year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of hope.
JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon says bitcoin is ‘worthless’
JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon on Monday said bitcoin is “worthless” and that governments will soon regulate digital coinsIt’s just his latest attack on the controversial digital currency. Despite Dimon’s criticism of bitcoin, JPMorgan has begun offering clients access to six cryptocurrency products. Former President Donald Trump lashed out at cryptocurrencies in August — as did hedge fund manager John Paulson, who predicted cryptocurrencies will “go to zero.”Even as Jamie Dimon slams digital coins, JPMorgan offers various cryptocurrency products to its customers. Alamy Stock PhotoEven as prominent figures like Paulson and Trump diss the digital coin, the price of bitcoin has jumped in recent weeks. Last month the price of bitcoin dropped to approximately $40,000 but it has been steadily climbing to $57,000 since that point.
Border reportedly ‘wide open’ after states pull National Guard troops
They operated mobile camera towers and reported sightings of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers trying to cross into the US, he said. Cabrera says their absence has left the border “wide open.”Only 11 out-of-state troopers are helping border patrol with securing the US-Mexico border. Gregg Abbott was the first to send the National Guard to help federal officials this summer as a record surge of illegal immigrants arrived at the border. Border Patrol agents patrol a checkpoint entry near the Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 22, 2021. Border Patrol agents rest outside of a checkpoint entry near the Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 22, 2021.
At least one arrest as climate activists protest outside White House on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
The indigenous woman arrested was detained by Secret Service officers after she allegedly threw something over the fence of the White House. Several people were detained during an Indigenous Peoples’ Day protest in front of the White House. Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesA US Park Police officer looks on as people take part in a climate change protest on Indigenous Peoples’ Day outside the White House. Thousands of protesters are expected to join the crowd outside the White House every day. The first day of demonstrations came on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which coincides with Columbus Day.
GOP reps introduce resolution in support of Columbus Day
GOP Reps. Andrew Garbarino and Mark Amodei are leading the effort on a resolution in support of Columbus Day, saying they believe the federal holiday should continue to commemorate the Italian explorer for his role in discovering America amid the left-wing push to make it Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The resolution comes as numerous cities have opted not to recognize Columbus Day, arguing it should be replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day, citing the abuse of Native Americans by European explorers upon their arrival on the continent. “But Columbus Day recognizes much more than just one man. For this reason, Columbus Day is a point of great pride for our community and I am committed to making sure it is preserved for future generations.”The resolution comes as many are pushing to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Christopher SadowskiThe resolution expresses Congress’ “recognition of Christopher Columbus and his impact on the Italian-American community” and calls for the second Monday of October to be recognized as Columbus Day.
Thousands register for geophysicist’s lecture after MIT caved to ‘Twitter mob’
Thousands of people have registered to attend a geophysicist’s remote lecture hosted by Princeton — after MIT canceled his initial one when a woke “Twitter mob” waged a war against him over his views on merit-based college admissions. In the wake of the fallout, Princeton University decided to host Abbot’s lecture via Zoom on Oct. 21 — the same day it was scheduled to take place at MIT. Geophysicist Dorian Abbot railed at MIT for canceling his lecture to “avoid controversy’ with students and alumni. Abbot accused MIT of relenting to a Twitter mob that came after him over recent arguments he’d made about college admissions that were unrelated to his science lecture. He and Stanford University professor Ivan Marinovic had argued in a Newsweek op-ed published in August that current diversity efforts — known as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion — at universities violated equal treatment.
Shut up, Fauci! We don’t need your permission to celebrate a holiday
Some festive occasion is on the horizon and cable news brings on Dr. Anthony Fauci to ask him if we are allowed to celebrate, as if he is the secretary of holiday gathering. We don’t need Anthony Fauci to tell us if we can trick or treat. Americans don’t need Dr. Fauci’s permission to enjoy the upcoming holidays. Fauci didn’t change his mind on holiday gatherings because of science, he did so because he got called out on his baseless guidance. And please, please, please keep Anthony Fauci off television.
Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL): We’ve Taken “Anyone Can be President” Too Far With What We Have Now
On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) discussed all the unnecessary items in the Democratic trillion-dollar spending bill and why Republicans need to know exactly what Democratic ideas are being funded. And you look at what’s in these bills, the reconciliation package, it’s filled with just pork across the board. They want mass amnesty for illegals, which again ties right into the open border situation that we have. I don’t know about you, but infrastructure to me is broadband. I just it’s really, really frustrating.”“I think what we’re facing right now is so beyond politics, it’s so beyond the party structure.
Spurs' Gregg Popovich rips Columbus Day celebrations, likens it to honoring Hitler
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich ripped a Texas school district for observing Columbus Day. Popovich also took issue with the idea that celebrating Columbus Day was an honor for Italian Americans. So, there are a lot of states that have come out and scratched Columbus Day and made it Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Joe Biden became the first president to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day over the weekend. He said the day would be observed along with Columbus Day.
Sarah Silverman slams Dem 'Squad' for opposing Israel's Iron Dome: 'None of them talk about Hamas!'
Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman expressed rare criticism towards the Democratic "Squad" over their opposition to providing U.S. funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense system. "And, you know, all the Iron Dome does is protect civilians from getting hit by missiles and bombs. ADL PREZ BLASTS DEM ‘SQUAD’ FOR ‘UNCONSCIONABLE’ DEFUNDING OF ISRAEL'S IRON DOME: ‘EMBOLDENS HAMAS, HEZBOLLAH’The liberal comedian then quoted her niece, who said "Voting against the Iron Dome defense system is voting for dead Israelis and that's Muslims, Christians and Jews alike." Please do not defund the Iron Dome. Not having the Iron Dome is gonna kill people.
Samantha Bee admits she didn't want to challenge 'hero' narrative about Andrew Cuomo last year
Andrew Cuomo was an "a--hole" because he was a "hero" and "dad" to many at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also told Swisher that she's learned not to hold anyone up as a hero, suggesting most are likely to disappoint. Her crush on the ex-governor, she told Swisher, was "over." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBefore admitting how her show handled Cuomo, Bee previously admitted she tends to go easy on President Joe Biden after years of using him for punchlines. She told Swisher, however, that she doesn't "miss" Donald Trump and that her comedy is "better without him."
AOC, Omar crank up pressure on Biden to release student loan memo, cancel debt
" Squad " Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , D-N.Y., and Ilhan Omar , D-Minn., are leading their progressive colleagues in cranking up the pressure on President Biden to release a memo exploring his authority to unilaterally cancel student debt. "President Biden can cancel student debt with the flick of a pen," Omar tweeted on Friday. "Today, we are calling on the Administration to release the memo on student debt cancellation and [cancel student debt]." "Federal student debt can be canceled with the ‘flick of your pen,’" the lawmakers claimed in their letter. "Cancelling student debt is both the morally right and economically sound thing to do," they concluded the letter.
Legal group demands probe into Garland’s school parents memo
“Targeting parents in local school boards is atrocious. There’s no federal nexus that’s even connected to such an investigation,” Miller told Fox News on Sunday ?about the request by America First Legal. ?Attorney General Merrick Garland has been slammed by Republicans for mobilizing the FBI against parents protesting their local school boards. Health care policy, education policy, economic policy, social policy. ?Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke defended the Garland memo during a contentious Senate Judiciary Committee meeting last week.
Jonathan Turley: Is Durham circling Jake Sullivan? Special counsel may not be done with Biden admin official
That could include the most notable figure exposed in the Sussman indictment: Jake Sullivan. It is not clear if Durham has evidence to contradict his claim of total ignorance on the work performed by campaign counsel and campaign researchers. The indictment revealed that the Alfa Bank theory was never viewed as particularly credible by the researchers tasked with creating it. The U.S. intelligence community ultimately rejected the Alfa Bank conspiracy. Sullivan denied knowing that Elias or Sussman were working for the Clinton campaign, despite numerous news articles identifying Elias as the campaign’s general counsel.
Internet reacts to Fauci giving blessing to celebrate Halloween: 'No one asked him'
Critics mocked Dr. Anthony Fauci Sunday for giving his stamp of approval for families to allow children to go trick-or-treating outdoors on Halloween. "You can get out there … and enjoy it," Fauci said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." I know my children enjoy it." I encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people, who are protected, to have a good, normal Christmas with your family," Fauci said. "The safest way to celebrate is virtually, with people who live with you, or outside and at least six feet apart from others."
Cancel culture backfires when banned lecture by Princeton professor at MIT draws thousands
Cancel culture seemed to have backfired in one instance, as thousands have registered to attend a guest lecture at Princeton University by a geophysics professor whose initial speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was canceled amid pressure from campus activists. "I'm delighted to report that we've expanded the Zoom quota for Dr. Dorian Abbot's Princeton lecture – the one shockingly and shamefully canceled by MIT – and literally thousands of people have registered," Princeton professor Robert P. George tweeted on Monday. The lecture, titled "Climate and the Potential for Life on Other Planets," is scheduled to take place via Zoom at 4:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 21 – the same day it had been scheduled to take place at MIT. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I am a professor who just had a prestigious public science lecture at MIT cancelled because of an outrage mob on Twitter," Abbot wrote.
Daylight saving time: When and why we 'fall back'
Friendly reminder: daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. (local time) on Sunday, Nov. 7, which means it's almost time to turn those clocks back. When did daylight saving time start? Daylight saving begins each year on the second Sunday in March, starting at 2 a.m."If a state chooses to observe Daylight Saving Time, it must begin and end on federally mandated dates," the DOT says. Hawaii, most of Arizona, and a handful of U.S. territories — including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands — do not observe daylight saving time. Proponents of scrapping daylight saving time argue it's generally unnecessary, disturbs sleep patterns and has recently become even more complicated.
Connecticut lawmaker compares governor to Hitler, refuses to apologize
Ned Lamont was likened to the German dictator Adolf Hitler by vocal critic Rep. Anne Dauphinais over his support of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesRep. Anne Dauphinais has said Gov. “Hitler too was a dictator enabled by the rule of the single Nazi party.”Rep. Anne Dauphinais clarified that she meant that Gov. Ned Lamont was acting like Hitler in the 1930s by telling vaccinated people to discriminate against unvaccinated people. “This dictatorial madness must stop,” wrote Dauphinais, a Republican who represents the towns of Killingly and Plainfield.
Interpreter who helped rescue Biden in Afghanistan finally escapes
An Afghan interpreter who helped in the rescue of then-Sen. Joe Biden in 2008 from a valley in Afghanistan has finally escaped from the Taliban-controlled country after being left behind in initial US evacuations. Khalili and his family spent weeks in hiding following the end of the US troop withdrawal and initial evacuation efforts in August. At the end of August, Khalili made a direct appeal to the president, asking Biden to save him and his family. A soldier from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment walks with his unit’s Afghan interpreter at the Gamberi operating base in Laghman, Afghanistan, on December 11, 2014. We will honor your service.”White House press secretary Jen Psaki had promised to honor the service of Afghan interpreter Aman Khalili by getting him out of Afghanistan.
Biden takes Columbus Day off, attends wedding as crises and disapproval threaten agenda
President Biden took the day off work Monday for some Columbus Day R&R in Delaware — along with a stop at a wedding nearby in Pennsylvania — despite crises that are tanking his approval ratings and threatening his agenda. President Biden’s approval rating continues to decline following disappointing jobs reports. Very few people in the private sector get Columbus Day off. As of 2017, just 14 percent of businesses closed their offices on Columbus Day, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. Biden issued a proclamation last week ahead of Columbus Day, which has been replaced or supplemented with “Indigenous Peoples Day” in some cities and states.
As Jan. 6 Debate Rages, Steve Scalise Won’t Say If Election Was Stolen
Howard Kurtz on Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) not saying if the 2020 Election was stolen when asked by FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace, President Biden’s plummeting approval rating and why Slack is working better for women in the workplace.
Elaine Chao On Why Consumer Prices Are Rising As The Supply Chain Slows Down
Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Labor and Transportation, spoke to Brian Kilmeade about the latest job numbers falling short of expectations and the supply chain problems impact on the economy. Chao says we are seeing a tremendous pent up demand for spending after 18 months or so of decreased economic activity because of the pandemic. Chao explained that combining the pent up spending demand along with low jobs numbers and employers unable to get workers to keep up with demand, the result is prices continue to rise as the supply chain slows down. When asked if she will support President Trump if he runs for President, Chao responded “I think we need to be focused on the future.”
Former Labor Secretary Chao warns worker shortages could be 'tomorrow's new normal'
Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao warned Monday the ongoing labor shortage could be "tomorrow's new normal" if the Biden administration doesn't change course. Chao, who served as transportation secretary in the Trump administration and labor secretary under George W. Bush, joined "The Brian Kilmeade Show" to discuss her concerns following Friday's disappointing jobs report. What we're seeing is very clearly and very starkly reflected in what's called a labor force participation rate. When I was secretary of labor, the labor rate, the labor force participation rate, was about 66.4% from 2001 on average to 2008. So right now, the labor force participation rate, as reported last Friday was 61.6%, and it's been decreasing.
Fox Flight Team footage captures more than $100M in unused border wall materials
More than $100 million worth of border wall materials are going to waste in Texas after the Biden administration terminated all border construction contracts. The Fox Flight Team captured footage of roughly 10,000 steel panels that have been sitting outside, unused, since January. The panels were intended to be used to construct the border wall. Melugin and his crew provided images of the border wall that ends abruptly in La Joya, Texas. "For a while, it was almost five million a day between DoD and DHS to not build the border wall."
Chicago weekend violence left 3 dead, 39 shot; mother with young kids carjacked at knifepoint
And as carjacking incidents continue to surge, one woman was held at knifepoint with her two young children present. From 5 p.m. Friday evening until 5 a.m. Monday, at least three people were killed and another 39 people were wounded in shootings citywide, Fox 32 Chicago reported. Police say a dark vehicle pulled up and someone inside began spraying bullets at people on the sidewalk. A drive-by shooting outside a funeral ceremony at about 5:40 p.m. Friday in West Englewood left three people wounded. Police located the victim’s vehicle about two hours later in the 2900 block of W. Harrison in Chicago.
Concha on New York Times misreporting COVID cases: Are mistakes driven by motive to push narrative of fear?
Fox News contributor Joe Concha joined ‘America’s Newsroom' Monday blasting the New York Times for overstating kids’ COVID hospitalizations after the publication misreported upwards of 800,000 cases. NEW YORK TIMES ISSUES MASSIVE CORRECTION AFTER OVERSTATING COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS AMONG CHILDRENJOE CONCHA: 840,000 missed, right? Gallup found that 7% of those polled have a great deal of trust in media. The allegation gets 1,000 times more coverage than the correction. "The New York Times" was off by 840,000 hospitalizations of children with Covid.
Veteran journalist Al Hunt questions Biden’s competency, says White House beset by ‘stupid miscues’
Veteran journalist Al Hunt feels President Joe Biden’s time in the White House has been plagued by "stupid miscues" and "fumbled" opportunities as prominent Democrats now have a sense of unease regarding whether the president is competent enough to do the job. This is not just the passions of the moment, they fear, but a deeper concern that this White House may not be up to daunting challenges," Hunt wrote in the column headlined, "Biden administration competency doubts increase." However, the politically important multitrillion-dollar social spending measure isn’t the only thing Biden has botched, according to Hunt. "The competence issue really flared with Afghanistan, not the U.S. withdrawal — the only sensible course — but the failure to anticipate the speed with which the American-backed government and military collapsed," Hunt wrote. "This is especially worrisome as Democrats look ahead, concerned that an 81-year-old incumbent won't run for reelection and Harris isn't starting to burnish the credentials to step up," Hunt wrote.
Biden on shaky ground with fellow Democrats as poll numbers slide
As President Biden’s popularity among American voters continues to decline, so does his clout among fellow Democrats. PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRAT HITS BIDEN ON BORDER CRISIS, RECONCILIATION BILL 'ZERO COST' CLAIM"We have got frustration with Washington," McAuliffe said in a CNN interview. Biden and Democrats in Washington "are in a morass of fighting with each over bills that nobody knows what’s in," Longwell said. "We're kind of late to the party, a little disappointed," Schrader told the Daily Beast last month. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPSome Democrats hypothesize that a major legislative victory for Biden could turn those numbers around.
Tucker Carlson: Mark Milley committed treason, and others were implicated
For this, Milley explained, the United States military might be required to use physical force against the president. And apparently, Mark Milley isn’t the only person implicated in it. Here’s a selection from some of today’s programming:RICK STENGEL, MSNBC: I would call Gen. Milley a hero, he behaved in a heroic manner. They’re happy to see Mark Milley secretly conspiring with the Chinese military to end civilian control of our Pentagon. According to Woodward and Costa, that memo is one of the reasons Mark Milley decided to organize a coup.
Elon Musk: Tesla’s Berlin factory will open this year despite regulatory hangups
Elon Musk says Tesla’s “Gigafactory” outside Berlin will start pumping out electric cars as soon as November — even though the company has still not secured final approval from German authorities. The factory is set to start making Tesla Model Y SUVs in November or December, Musk said on Saturday, according to Bloomberg. Production at the factory must be approved by the environmental ministry in Brandenburg. If the factory gets approval to open, Tesla says it will eventually pump out 5,000 to 10,000 vehicles per week. dpa/picture alliance via Getty IThe case of the German factory is not the first time Musk has clashed with government regulators.
New James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die’ has muted US opening as COVID-19 lingers
The new James Bond flick, “No Time to Die,” opened in US this weekend with less of a bang and more of a whimper. “No Time to Die,” which notched $56 million at the North American box office, lagged behind previous Bond flicks with stronger openings. Younger moviegoers are driving the box office in the US, as older customers are still hesitant to return to the cinemas. With Bond’s North American muted opening aside, the box office overall has had a bumpy 2021. Despite a tepid start in the US, “No Time to Die” reeled in strong international ticket sales of $257 million in its opening weekend at.
Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner to take immediate medical leave
Hasbro’s longtime chief executive Brian Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence starting immediately, the company said on Sunday. Goldner, 58, has been battling prostate cancer since 2014, he disclosed last year. Stoddart is the former president and CEO of marketing firm InnnerWorkings. “After careful consideration, I have decided to take a medical leave to focus on my health,” Goldner said in a statement. Hasbro’s shares slipped by more than 1 percent on Monday to $89.
KKR’s Henry Kravis and George Roberts to step down
KKR private equity titans Henry Kravis and George Roberts will are stepping down from their eponymous firm, the company announced Monday. Billionaire cousins Kravis, 77, and Roberts, 78, will stay on as executive co-chairmen and “will remain actively involved” the announcement said. Kravis and Roberts — along with Jerome Kohlberg — launched the firm in 1976 and it quickly grew as the trio used aggressive measures like leveraged buyouts to take over companies. Kravis and Roberts will cede much of their control as KKR changes the voting structure of the shares to eliminate preferred shares by 2026. The succession plan was put in place back in 2017 when Bae, 49, and Nuttall, 48, were first named co-presidents.
Iowa’s Grassley lines up with Trump as Senate’s most senior Republican runs for reelection
And among Iowa Republicans, Trump was at a sky high 91% favorability. The senator repeated the line a couple of hours later, as Trump brought Grassley to the podium to endorse his 2022 reelection bid. Trump praised Grassley, calling him "a man who truly loves Iowa" and saying that "he’s strong and he’s very handsome." When I needed him for help, he was always there," Trump touted, before emphasizing that Grassley "has my complete and total endorsement for reelection." Grassley, who’s 88 years old, announced his reelection bid late last month.
Brian Laundrie search: What is a 'person of interest'?
Florida police on Sept. 15 named fugitive Brian Laundrie a person of interest in their investigation into the disappearance of his now-deceased fiancée, 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Laundrie returned home to North Port, Florida, on Sept. 1 in the van without Petito, and her parents reported her missing on Sept. 11. FORMER FBI AGENT SAYS BRIAN LAUNDRIE WILL LIKELY BE FOUND ‘IN HIS COMFORT ZONE’"A person of interest is somebody who may have information pertinent to a crime," Pallegar told Fox News. A person of interest could be a suspect at a future date, or they could simply be a witness or somebody law enforcement want to speak to. "It's really hard to tell, in this case, why they labeled Laundrie as a person of interest rather than a suspect," Pallegar said.
Fauci accused of undermining vaccine for saying it's 'tough to predict' when Americans can go maskless indoors
Dr. Anthony Fauci said it was "tough to predict" when Americans could again mingle maskless indoors on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday. "It's always tough to predict that," Fauci told co-host Dana Bash when she asked him when vaccinated Americans can once again show their faces inside. He said children can enjoy the holiday, if cases and deaths continue to decline. "You can get out there – you're outdoors for the most part, at least, when my children were out there doing trick-or-treating – and enjoy it," Fauci said. I know my children enjoy it.
New York Times posts another essay from Republicans calling for election of Democrats to stop Trump
Yet another essay in the New York Times from self-described Republicans calling for electing Democrats drew considerable derision Monday. "We Are Republicans With a Plea: Elect Democrats in 2022," read the headline from a pair of disaffected Republicans. The "Anonymous" essay penned by Taylor in 2018 stoked wild speculation in the press about which "senior" Trump official was actively working to thwart him. The New York Times served as the announcement page in 2019 for the Lincoln Project, the left-wing super PAC founded by disgruntled current and former Republicans working to elect Democrats. "Here are 14 reasons I’ll vote for any Democrat over Trump," the Washington Post's Max Boot, a former Republican, wrote in 2019.
Dem Rep. Velázquez calls Christopher Columbus 'genocidal maniac' on his holiday
Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., slammed Christopher Columbus as a "genocidal maniac" on his holiday Monday as progressives continue their push for the federal holiday to be officially replaced with Indigenous Peoples Day. "Today should just be #IndigenousPeopleDay," Velázquez tweeted. Several states across the country have banned Columbus Day and renamed Oct. 11 Indigenous Peoples Day. Conversely, some Republicans took to Twitter to affirm their support for keeping Columbus Day. "Columbus Day," Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, simply tweeted.
Florida mom Quisha King worries 'vague' DOJ memo would quell free speech
"Intimidating school board members is where they draw the line, but … that's very vague," she told Fox News in an interview Friday. King, an activist with Moms for Liberty who previously worked for the Republican National Committee (RNC), went viral for a speech denouncing critical race theory at her local school board meeting. DOJ recently announced it would coordinate a nationwide investigation after the National School Board Association (NSBA) suggested educators might be encountering domestic terrorism. Garland's memo didn't use the term "domestic terrorist" and clarified that "spirited debate" was not the target of his probe. Garland's memo read: "Coordination and partnership with local law enforcement is critical to implementing these measures for the benefit of our nation's nearly 14,000 public school districts.
Navy nuclear engineer's wife arrested for selling secrets appears to support BLM, 'resistance' movements
Jonathan and Diana Toebbe were arrested Saturday in West Virginia, according to a criminal complaint detailing espionage-related charges. The private Annapolis school, Key School, confirmed to Fox News that Diana Toebbe is a faculty member, and has been suspended indefinitely. "Key School is shocked and appalled to learn of the charges filed against faculty member Diana Toebbe and Jonathan Toebbe. Fox News also examined what appeared to be Jonathan Toebbe’s Facebook account, and found his most recent public post is from 2013. Both of the Facebook accounts list Diana and Jonathan Toebbe as living in Annapolis, Maryland, where the DOJ press release stated the couple lives.
Netflix partners with Walmart to sell goods from ‘Squid Game,’ other hit shows
Streaming giant Netflix is partnering with retailer Walmart to roll out apparel, toys and other products tied to “Squid Game,” “Stranger Things” and other hit shows. Netflix already sells merchandise inspired by some of its shows and movies through various retailers as well as its own website. According to Netflix, it will have products from shows like “The Witcher” and children’s shows including “CoComelon” and “Ada Twist, Scientist,” with more merchandise to be added. Mario Tama/Getty ImagesNetflix is the world’s biggest streaming service, with more than 209 million subscribers around the world. The Walmart partnership is Netflix’s latest expansion beyond just streaming.
Parent sues school district after child contracts COVID-19
WAUKESHA, Wis. — A parent has sued a southeastern Wisconsin school district after her son contracted COVID-19 from a classmate. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Shannon Jensen filed the lawsuit in federal court against the Waukesha School District and school board on Oct. 5. According to the lawsuit, the board in May removed a student mask requirement and other COVID-19 mitigation measures. One of Jensen’s son’s classmates came to school with symptoms in September and didn’t wear a mask. School Board President Joseph Como declined comment on the lawsuit.
Taliban: US will send humanitarian aid after Doha talks ‘went well’
The Taliban said the talks “went well,” and State Department spokesperson Ned Price said they were “candid and professional.”Price hedged in committing the U.S. to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan but did say it was discussed. “On October 9 and 10, an interagency delegation traveled to Doha, Qatar to meet with senior Taliban representatives. “The two sides also discussed the United States’ provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people. Social media handout/via REUTERSDespite appearing to accept the potential humanitarian aid, the Taliban denied any assistance from the U.S. when it comes to tackling extremist organizations in the country, such the Islamic State group. The Biden administration has previously said it would provide assistance to Afghans, however, through independent organizations instead of the government.
Sydney opens to vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown
CANBERRA, Australia — Sydney hairdressers, gyms, cafés and bars reopened to fully vaccinated customers on Monday for the first time in more than 100 days after Australia’s largest city achieved a vaccination benchmark. Sydney planned to reopen on the Monday after 70 percent of the New South Wales state population aged 16 and older were fully vaccinated. A barber shop clips and snips some of their first costumers in months after more than 100 days of lockdown to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Customers enjoy a morning coffee as stores begin to open in a shopping center after more than 100 days of lockdown to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Customers line up to enter a shoe store after more than 100 days of lockdown to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.
GOP senator said Dems apologized to him for Schumer’s vitriolic speech
John Barrasso says Democrats apologized to him for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s caustic speech last week trashing Republicans over negotiations on ?extending the federal government’s debt ceiling. “It was a tantrum by Chuck Schumer and he is known to be a bully. The short-term deal to avert a government shutdown was proposed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who was left fuming by Schumer’s comments. McConnell said Schumer’s speech was “so partisan, angry and corrosive that even Democratic Senators were visibly embarrassed by him and for him.”Sen. Joe Manchin reacts in shame during Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s bitter speech on Republicans. Democrats wanted Republican buy-in to show ?partisan support to extend the debt ceiling.
Mother warns of fentanyl dangers after daughter dies amid spike in related deaths around US
A mother who lost her daughter to a fentanyl overdose, Patricia Saldivar, encouraged other parents to talk with their children about the dangers of fentanyl and laced prescription pills as cities across the country continue to grapple with the ongoing drug crisis. DRUG SEIZURES OF FENTANYL, METH SEE UPTICK ALONG SOUTHWEST BORDER: DEAU.S. officials have seized around 10,000 pounds of fentanyl just this year alone, as many cities in the country have seen spikes in related deaths. "The DEA and our Border Patrol and Homeland Security, they're doing a lot to stop it, that's saving lives every day," Maltz said. Maltz also highlighted the importance of securing the southern border as it relates to combatting the ongoing drug crisis. Earlier this month, Customs and Border Patrol intercepted $1.2 million worth of cocaine and fentanyl in two separate encounters in Pharr, Texas.
Dan Bongino on 'Fox & Friends': The radical left loves chaos
Fox News host Dan Bongino took aim at Democrats' soft-on-crime policies after a New Jersey nurse was killed by an alleged mugger in Times Square. On "Fox & Friends," Bongino warned that these senseless deaths will continue because the radical left "loves chaos." NJ NURSE DIES FROM INJURIES AFTER BEING SHOVED TO GROUND BY ALLEGED MUGGER IN TIMES SQUAREDAN BONGINO: There's two real reasons. The bigger, ideological reason: the radical left loves chaos. But the smaller reason why they do these things and they don't treat homeless people and allow criminality to run wild is because of the first reason – the radical left loves it.
Wyoming teenager arrested after refusing to wear mask on school grounds, family says
A 16-year-old girl in Wyoming was arrested Thursday at her school after she refused to wear a mask on school grounds, she and her father said. Grace Smith, a junior at Laramie High School, told state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, in an interview posted online, that police placed her in handcuffs for trespassing after she was suspended for not following the school’s mask mandate and refused to leave school grounds. The school district approved the mask mandate on Sept. 8, making it mandatory for most students to wear masks in all buildings and on buses, the paper reported. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOver her refusal to comply with the school’s mandate, Smith told the paper that people have "cussed her out" and that some of her best friends "won’t talk to me." Smith told Bouchard that she has been made to feel "unwanted by the school system" and is "stressed out" over having to fight the school’s mask mandate.
Hillary Clinton says she 'will never be out of the game of politics'
Hillary Clinton said Monday she "will never be out of the game of politics," saying that while she doesn’t have plans to run for "anything," she will be "involved." HILLARY CLINTON ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK, CALLS IT HER ‘FIRST FORAY INTO FICTION’"I will never be out of the game of politics," Clinton said, adding "I’m not going to be running for anything," but said she feels "our democracy is at stake." Clinton cited insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6; "disinformation" on Facebook, and more. "I really am worried about what’s happening at home and around the world," she said. "State of Terror," which will be published by Simon & Schuster on Oct. 12, is authored by Clinton and co-authored by Louise Penny.
Wisconsin parent sues school district after child contracts COVID-19
A parent has sued a southeastern Wisconsin school district after her son contracted COVID-19 from a classmate. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Shannon Jensen filed the lawsuit in federal court against the Waukesha School District and school board on Oct. 5. One of Jensen’s son’s classmates came to school with symptoms in September and didn’t wear a mask. Jensen’s son was seated next to the sick student and was wearing a mask but still became infected. SMOKING MARIJUANA COULD LEAD TO BREAKTHROUGH COVID CASES, STUDY FINDSSchool Board President Joseph Como declined comment on the lawsuit.
China denies WHO access to bat caves in search for COVID origins
WHO scientists have been trying to access hundreds of caves that contain bats in Enshi prefecture in Hubei province – west of the Chinese city where COVID-19 first emerged, the Washington Post said Monday. A team of researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the EcoHealth Alliance trap bats in Guangdong, China during January, 2020. ECOHEALTH ALLIANCESix wet markets in Enshi were then closed by March 2020 as the pandemic took hold globally. Michael Worobey, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Arizona, told the Post that virologists need to find out more about what viruses are circulating in the Enshi caves bats. “That kind of proximity of farmed animals and bats that could be carrying coronaviruses is exactly the kind of thing we worry about,” Worobey said.
Texas Border Patrol ‘whipping’ investigation ‘ongoing’ despite vow to complete it in ‘days’
The investigation into whether Border Patrol agents on horseback used split reins to “whip” Haitian illegal immigrants as they attempted to cross into the U.S. last month is “ongoing,” despite the Biden administration vowing the investigation would take “days, not weeks.”“The investigation is ongoing,” a spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security told the Washington Examiner in a Saturday email. According to the Biden administration, the investigation into whether or not US border patrol agents used whips would “only take days.” PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty ImagesThe news of an investigation comes after the shocking photos were brought to light after thousands of Haitian migrants gathered at the Texas border. “I didn’t ever see them whip anybody, with the thing,” he said of the reins. The use of horses along the border in Del Rio has also been temporarily suspended by DHS. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told Fox News that investigators are facing huge pressure to “find fault,” and defended the agents who Judd said were just doing their job.
Seattle residents will 'pay the price' as unvaccinated cops face termination, says union official
Seattle Police Officers Guild President Mike Solan warned the city's communities will "pay the price" as unvaccinated officers face termination amid rampant shortages. DAMIEN FERGUSON CHARGED WITH MURDER OF GEORGIA POLICE OFFICER WORKING FIRST SHIFTMIKE SOLAN: This is a numbers game. But unfortunately right now, officers have been politically betrayed in this city for the past year and a half. … Now these cops are facing termination, and I think they're hanging on because they feel as if that's the last bit of control that they have. …It's not good for policing, and as you know, Seattle leads the way and we led the way in terms of the defunding nonsense.
MSNBC host Tiffany Cross claims some Black media faces are 'not necessarily Black voices'
MSNBC weekend host Tiffany Cross had some harsh words for several Black media figures she considered "not necessarily Black voices" during her Saturday show. The "Cross Connection" host focused her monologue on notable Black figures like political commentator and Democratic activist Van Jones, ESPN anchor Sage Steele, and Ozy founder and former MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson for supposedly not being "Black voices." "Okay, Carlos Watson, Sage Steele, Van Jones. Well, they’re all people who’ve been prompted up by wealthy or powerful White Americans, and yet we, the keepers of the culture, don’t really rock with any of them like that. In 2016, Jones referred to Trump’s election as a "White-lash against a Black president."
Steve Hilton: We can no longer deny the Biden administration is fascist
Host Steve Hilton slammed Joe Biden's Justice Department Sunday for directing the FBI to meddle in the trend of outraged parents at school board meetings on "The Next Revolution." Hilton's chief complaint was Attorney General Merrick Garland's recent letter that directed the FBI to look into the threats at school board meetings. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"This is not the behavior of a normal administration," Hilton continued. "As we see the mobilization of law enforcement against political opponents we inevitably come to the conclusion that … the Biden regime is a fascist regime. "The Biden regime is a fascist regime and it's time we said so clearly."
Director of Clarence Thomas documentary says story is 'antidote' to critical race theory, belongs in schools
Michael Pack, director of "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words," wants his film shown to middle and high school students, particularly because he said the Supreme Court Justice's story is the "antidote" to critical race theory. Pack received an unprecedented 30 hours with Thomas and his wife Virginia while filming the documentary, which was released in January 2020. "I think Justice Thomas, like Martin Luther King, believes that America can move into a color-blind society where people are judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin," he added. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe 30th anniversary of Thomas' confirmation to the Supreme Court is Friday, Oct. 15. He is one of two African Americans to ever sit on the Supreme Court, along with Thurgood Marshall.
Alex Murdaugh’s close friend, Corey Fleming, gets SC law license suspended over misconduct allegations
The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended the law license of Alex Murdaugh’s best friend, Corey Fleming, amid allegations Fleming was involved in a scheme to embezzle millions obtained in wrongful death settlements from the sons of Murdaugh’s longtime housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield. But her sons were never informed of a possible conflict of interest, as Fleming was also Alex Murdaugh’s former college roommate and godfather to Paul Murdaugh. ALEX MURDAUGH'S ‘LAWYER FRIEND’ AGREES TO SETTLEMENT AFTER ALLEGED MILLIONS EMBEZZLED FROM HOUSEKEEPER'S SONS"This check was not sent to Forge Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia. Meanwhile, Alex Murdaugh was released from jail and allowed to travel back to an out-of-state rehabilitation facility without GPS monitoring last month to treat a supposed opioid addiction. PMPED filed a lawsuit of its own against Alex Murdaugh last week.
Nobel prize given to three US-based economists
A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for pioneering research that showed an increase in minimum wage does not lead to less hiring and immigrants do not lower pay for native-born workers, challenging commonly held ideas. Card worked on research that used restaurants in New Jersey and in eastern Pennsylvania to measure the effects of increasing the minimum wage. He studied what happened when New Jersey raised its minimum wage from $4.25 to $5.05, using restaurants in bordering eastern Pennsylvania as a comparison group. Overall, the work concluded that the negative effects of increasing the minimum wage are small and significantly smaller than believed 30 years ago, the Nobel committee said. The Nobel Prize for literature was awarded to U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, who was recognized for his "uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee."
West Point grad blasts Biden admin's weakness in talks with Taliban: 'Complete embarrassment'
As a military we have to project strength," Hunt stated. "That's what our enemies understand is strength, and unfortunately, the Biden administration has weakened us in so many different ways." "And so it's just it's really kind of embarrassing position that the Biden administration has put us in." "The number one thing is bringing our own back home tonight to the United States of America. Look, that's got to be number one, and just doing that alone, when it seems that the Biden administration is completely incompetent, even on that front."
Stephen Miller says OIG request into Garland memo meant to 'expose' it as attack on parents
There’s no federal nexus that’s even connected to such an investigation," Miller, told Fox News on Sunday of America First Legal’s OIG request . "It seems quite obvious that it is meant to chill free speech and intimidate parents into silence and into obedience." "The purpose of our request is to expose the document of this attack on concerned parents. Healthcare policy, education policy, economic policy, social policy. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said the DOJ does not see parents as a threat, and that the memo is only focused on threats and intimidation.
This used subcompact car's price has spiked 50%. Here's why
Prices for used examples of the Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact were up 49.9% in August as the semiconductor chip shortage continues to throttle new and pre-owned car supplies. According to the latest market survey by iseecarsc.om, the average sale price during the month for a Mirage was $13,398, or $4,457 higher than last year. The Mercedes-Benz GLC had the smallest increase at 8.0%, followed by the Audi SQ5 (9.1%) and Volvo XC90 (9.3%). Although the overall average was down sharply from June and July, the relative relief may be short-lived. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe latest Manheim report on wholesale used car prices saw them begin to rise in September after several months of decline.
State Department says meeting with senior Taliban leaders was 'candid and professional'
The State Department said Sunday that meetings it held with the Taliban over the weekend were "candid and professional," as the United States continues to deal with the consequences of its chaotic and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan. State Department Spokesman Ned Price issued a readout on the meetings in Doha, Qatar, with "senior Taliban representatives." "The two sides also discussed the United States’ provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people," Price added. "The discussions were candid and professional with the U.S. delegation reiterating that the Taliban will be judged on its actions, not only its words." MILLEY CALLS WAR IN AFGHANISTAN ‘STRATEGIC FAILURE’ FOR US, WARNS TALIBAN ‘REMAIN A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION’White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended that description of the Taliban in September.
Newt & Callista Gingrich: Remembering the courage of Christopher Columbus
COLLEGES NATIONWIDE CELEBRATE ‘INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY’ ON COLUMBUS DAYWhile Columbus Day remains a federal holiday, dozens of states and cities across the nation have elected to abolish or replace this holiday in the name of so-called social justice. COURT RULING ALLOWS PLYWOOD BOX TO REMAIN OVER CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE IN PHILADELPHIAAll of these efforts emphasize the worst aspects of anti-historic bigotry and erode our understanding of the past. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWe have a good deal of catching up to do and erasing pivotal figures such as Christopher Columbus will only put us further behind. This Columbus Day, we hope you will remember the courage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. To read, hear, and watch more commentary from Ambassador Gingrich and Speaker Gingrich, visit Gingrich360.com.
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Story #1: Will explains why we need a new paradigm. Story #2: The most exciting of tragic days in college football. Story #3: Will shares what he considers the good news and bad news in America’s education system. Tell Will why he is right…or wrong. Twitter: @willcainInstagram: @cwillcain
Czech president hospitalized; could affect forming new govt
The Czech presidency is largely ceremonial but the president chooses which political leader can try to form the next government. Babis's party won 72 seats, six less than in the 2017 election. That would give Babis a chance to give it a try to find a majority for his possible new government. Petr Fiala, the leader of Together and its candidate for prime minister, urged Zeman to accept the election results. We’ll see what steps President Zeman is to take but it’s essential that he cannot ignore that."
Southwest cancels more than 1,000 flights, cites air-traffic control issues
Here's what you need to know as you start your day …Southwest cancels more than a thousand flights, cites air-traffic control issuesSouthwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights this weekend amid air traffic control issues and weather. According to FlightAware, a website that tracks cancellations and delays, Southwest has canceled 1,018 flights and had 597 flights delayed on Sunday alone. On Saturday, the airline canceled 808 flights and had 1,187 flights delayed. "We experienced weather challenges in our Florida airports at the beginning of the weekend, challenges that were compounded by unexpected air traffic control issues in the same region, triggering delays and prompting significant cancellations for us beginning Friday evening," the spokesperson told FOX Business. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson explained that the air traffic control issues ended on Friday.
Prince Andrew: Met police is taking no further action after reviewing sex assault claims
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement obtained by Fox News early Monday that it will not take any "further action" into sex abuse claims against Prince Andrew and Jeffery Epstein. The statement from the police only named Epstein, who was 66 when he killed himself in a federal jail in Manhattan in 2019 while in custody on sex trafficking charges. In August, Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s longtime accusers, sued Prince Andrew claiming that he sexually assaulted her when she was underage at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell. In late 2019, he told the BBC that he did not have sex with the woman, saying, "It didn’t happen." QUEEN ELIZABETH IS FUNDING PRINCE EDWARD'S LEGAL FIGHT: REPORTSThe Guardian newspaper reported that Met officers dropped their investigation on Sunday.
Kanye West could now be worth more than $6 billion
That’s not including a valuation of nearly $1 billion for Yeezy’s upcoming Gap apparel line, which is slated to launch this summer. The rapper also has a music catalog worth an estimated $110 million and cash and stock worth $122 million, according to Bloomberg, which first broke the news about West’s assets on Wednesday. A net worth as high as $6.6 billion would land West in rarified company — with a fortune that’s nipping at the heels of Robert F. Smith, the private-equity baron who is the richest African American with a fortune of more than $7 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. West, who retains sole ownership and creative control of Yeezy, signed a 10-year agreement last year to design and sell clothes for men, women and kids under the Yeezy Gap label. Reps for Adidas, Gap, Yeezy and UBS did not comment.
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Family plans are likely to be disrupted over the next few days, so try not to make promises to loved ones that you may not be able to keep. Also, if they make promises to you which they then have to break don’t get upset about it – that’s life.
Colleges nationwide celebrate ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ on Columbus Day
Across the country, many colleges are holding events to celebrate "Indigenous Peoples Day," refocusing what has for years been a federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native peoples. For the first time, Boston University will be commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day to celebrate the "accomplishments of indigenous, Native American and First Nations people." The University of Buffalo issued a similar proclamation, saying it will observe Indigenous Peoples Day in honor of the Indigenous peoples who were the first inhabitants of North America. The day will be observed along with Columbus Day, which is established by Congress. "For generations, Federal policies systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures," Biden wrote in the Indigenous Peoples' Day proclamation.
California requires menstrual products in public schools
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public schools and colleges must stock their restrooms with free menstrual products under a bill signed Friday by Gov. California's latest effort builds on a 2017 law requiring low-income schools in disadvantaged areas to provide students with free menstrual products. "Just as toilet paper and paper towels are provided in virtually every public bathrooms, so should menstrual products." Several other states were considering or have required free menstrual products in public schools, according to advocacy group Women's Voices for the Earth. California also previously repealed a tax on menstrual products that cost women an estimated aggregate $20 million a year.
Mark Levin: AG Garland signed 'one of the most egregious violations of your liberty' with school board memo
Levin's scathing monologue follows days of outrage over the attorney general's memo, which came shortly after a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to President Biden that said some rhetorical clashes between school boards and parents may amount to "domestic terrorism." PARENTS RESPOND TO DOJ, SCHOOL BOARDS' STATEMENTS: 'I AM WHAT A DOMESTIC TERRORIST LOOKS LIKE?' Garland's memo told the FBI to take the lead on a task force to address threats against school officials, including creating a centralized way to report such threats. MCCONNELL SLAMS GARLAND FOR SCHOOL BOARD DOJ MEMOLevin said the move amounts to an attempt by the Biden administration to bully parents from exercising their First Amendment rights. Despite this, Levin told viewers the memo will likely go "down in history as one of the most egregious violations of your liberty."
Toymaker Hasbro's CEO Brian Goldner will take medical leave
Toy and entertainment company Hasbro Inc. has announced that Brian D. Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence from his CEO role, effective immediately. Goldner has served as the CEO of Hasbro, Inc. since 2008, and has served as the chairman since May 2015. TARGET LAUNCHES HOLIDAY PRICE-MATCH GUARANTEE TO GAIN COMPETITIVE EDGERich Stoddart, most recently the lead independent director of Hasbro’s board, has been appointed as interim CEO and will begin immediately. He has served on Hasbro’s board since 2014. In conjunction with appointing Stoddart as interim CEO, Hasbro’s board has reappointed Edward M. Philip as lead independent director, and Tracy A. Leinbach as chair of the nominating, governance, and social responsibility committee of the board.
AG Merrick Garland is at war with American families: Devine
He is injecting himself into the front lines of every culture war, from pregnant “people” to school board meetings. But Garland’s ominous memo last week directing the FBI to investigate parents as domestic terror threats was a big mistake. He cited no evidence for what he claims is a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against school boards. For all his awesome power, Garland has met a force greater than his weaponized Department of Justice: the love of parents for their children. Time and again we have seen arrogant school board members turn off microphones, shut down meetings and then, behind closed doors, ridicule these parents.
Eric Adams needs to tackle traffic mayhem in addition to criminality
When Eric Adams (almost certainly) takes over City Hall in 12 weeks, one of the many disasters he will face is traffic deaths. That’s the most traffic deaths in nine months since Mayor de Blasio took office. And it’s an increase on top of an increase: Just like murders, traffic deaths rose last year, up more than 10 percent, to 243. For four decades, traffic deaths and murders have risen and fallen together, according to my analysis of the data. Crash and murder deaths rose steadily from 1980, to reach their peak — 701 traffic deaths, 2245 murders — in 1990.
NYC parents just want COVID sanity from public schools — but they won’t get it
Two weeks ago, New York City changed its quarantine rules for public schools. It turns out that these quarantine rules apply only when a student falls ill. Gotham public schools also continue to do needless random COVID testing. Each week, they test 10 percent of kids whose parents have signed the testing consent form. We can’t be afraid to say their COVID protocol house of cards is just that and always has been.
Trey Gowdy warns of US port congestion, supply chain crisis for the holiday season
Fox News host Trey Gowdy spoke with Georgia Port Authority director Griff Lynch on the potential supply chain crisis that Americans could face in the coming months. The supply chain shut down. The supply chain is only so big, and that disruption is what we’re feeling today. We’re trying to force more cargo through the supply chain and it’s only so big and so resilient," Lynch explained. He told Gowdy that he spoken with several agencies in the process of creating a "Supply Chain Relief Program" to help with issues.
Gowdy shreds Politico reporter for attacking Gold Star family of Marine killed in Kabul: Where is the respect?
POLITICO REPORTER SCOLDS GOLD STAR FAMILY OF MARINE KILLED IN KABULThe journalist doubled down even after she was told McClintock was leading a tour for the family of Marine Sgt. Gowdy invoked the incident as an example of America's troubling stray from the country's long-held virtues, particularly, "respect," he said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP"A Politico reporter scolded the family of a murdered marine for taking a tour of the Capitol without a mask. A marine is killed, serving this country. "I hope you enjoy your First Amendment right, madam reporter," Gowdy said, before adding, "it was secured at a very high cost."
Liberal activists plan on 'bird-dogging' Kyrsten Sinema at Boston Marathon
Activists have accosted Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., at an airport and on her way to the bathroom. They also plan to follow her at the Boston Marathon Monday, pressuring her to support President Biden's $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, the Build Back Better Act. Activists from the Green New Deal Network, a coalition of 15 organizations, plan on "bird-dogging" Sinema during the marathon, the organization announced in a press release, according to The Boston Globe. SINEMA CONFRONTED IN AIRPORT AND PLANE ABOUT SPENDING BILL, GREEN NEW DEAL, DACA"Hi, Senator Sinema? Earlier in the week, immigration activists followed Sinema from the classroom where she teaches at Arizona State University to a bathroom, demanding that the senator support a "pathway to citizenship."
Can the ideal of American citizenship survive globalist, technocratic elites?
Nor are US citizens mere migratory residents who drift across nonexistent borders in expectation of receiving more rights than meeting responsibilities. AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinBut citizens also are equally suspicious and rightfully distrustful of the top-down subversion of citizenship by postmodern elites and the privileged. Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesNeither the defunct League of Nations nor the United Nations has ever offered any credible blueprint for viable transnational governance. Sometimes citizens can do as much harm to their commonwealth by violating customs and traditions as by breaking laws. Instead, freedom requires constant reinvestment in and replenishment of a nation’s traditions and ideals.
The lab-leak theory is now almost certainly proved and other commentary
The World Health Organization investigation analyzed those stored samples and found zero pre-pandemic infections,” i.e., the virus likely leaked from the lab. “We have an eyewitness, a whistleblower who escaped from Wuhan and carried details of the pandemic’s origin that the Chinese Communist Party can’t hide. “One possible cause for the unrest lies with inflationary pressures that have canceled out any income gains for most people outside the oligarchic elites. “The problem today is, can we trust our government to distinguish between the actual threat of violence and the passionate expression of viewpoints by parents? Our discussions about things that matter to us, such as our children, are chaotic, disruptive, and, yes, divisive.” Hands off, feds!
Nancy Pelosi meets with Pope Francis at Vatican after bishop urges prayer for her
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., traveled to Rome over the weekend to meet with Pope Francis amid an ongoing debate over abortion in America. "A conversion of heart of the majority of our congressional representatives is needed on this issue, beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi," Cordileone said in a statement. Pelosi previously defended HR 3755, titled the Women's Health Protection Act, and dissented from Cordileone, who described the measure as "child sacrifice." The Catholic Catechism teaches that humans ought to use their free will to reject sin, and Catholics consider abortion a sin. While discussing abortion, Pelosi has also said it is "none of our business how other people choose the size and timing of their families."
Navy nuclear engineer charged with trying to pass secrets
A Navy nuclear engineer with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said Sunday. NAVY ADVOCACY GROUP URGES DOD TO FILL GAPING HOLES IN LEADERSHIPIt wasn’t immediately clear whether the Toebbes, who are from Annapolis, Maryland, have lawyers. The FBI recovered a blue memory card wrapped in plastic and placed between two slices of bread on a peanut butter sandwich, court documents say. The complaint alleges violations of the Atomic Energy Act, which restricts the disclosure of information related to atomic weapons or nuclear materials. He has also been assigned to a government-owned laboratory in the Pittsburgh area that officials say works on nuclear power for the U.S. Navy.
Mayorkas investigation into Border Patrol 'whipping' incident drags on
The investigation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) into the September incident with Border Patrol agents on horseback has yet to conclude despite initial assurances from the Biden administration that it would take "days." Photographs went viral in September depicting horse patrol agents deterring Haitian migrants attempting to cross into the United States illegally across the river in Del Rio, Texas. Many outlets later rescinded the claim after it became apparent that the agents were using reins instead of whips. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress on Sept. 22 that the investigation into the incident would wrap up within "a matter of days, not weeks." "They were sent there and told to specifically ensure that nobody else crossed into the United States," he continued.
Omarosa Manigault Newman wins three-year legal battle against Trump
There’s gratitude for yaOmarosa Manigault Newman just won a three-year legal battle over whether her 2018 tell-all — plus talking on TV, plus elsewhere — violated DJT’s nondisclosure agreement. So-called progressives care about who? So-called progressives, destroying our education system, now terminate schools for gifted children, who, having trained here, found solutions in science and medicine. So-called progressives closing jails, putting career criminals on the streets. So-called progressives terrorizing common-sense Democrats who care to help.
JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon defends $30M-per-year salary
JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon defended his eye-popping $31.5 million salary as the result of the country’s “free market” which “everyone should applaud” during an interview about the bank’s multibillion-dollar pledge to combat racial inequality. The company’s board paid Dimon the massive pay package for 2020, and they’ve awarded millions more in stock options if the CEO sticks around for at least five years. “The board decides what I make,” Dimon told Axios co-founder James VandeHei in an interview that aired Sunday evening. “We have a free market in this country, which … everyone should applaud,” Dimon said. Jamie Dimon claimed that his pay is part of an “umbrella” plan designed to retain executives at JPMorgan.
Real estate ‘unicorn’ Orchard Technologies moving downtown
Orchard Technologies, a newly minted “unicorn” that aims to simplify the home-selling-and-buying process, had its own odyssey finding a new home for its fast-growing business. Now, it’s signed a lease on three floors at L&L Holding Company’s 195 Broadway, the landmarked “wedding-cake” tower between Fulton and Dey streets. L&L leasing director Andrew Wiener said that 195 Broadway was fully leased pre-pandemic and only has three floors available now. Alan SchindlerOther tenants at 195 Broadway include Gucci (for its US headquarters), Omnicom and HarperCollins. The Orchard Technologies and BDO USA deals came on the heels of a robust third-quarter Manhattan leasing season.
Florida cop says there’s a lot of ‘oddness’ in Brian Laundrie case
Florida cops said they tried to keep tabs on Brian Laundrie before he slipped away amid the probe into Gabby Petito’s disappearance — but acknowledged there’s a lot of “oddness” when it comes to his case. “We’ve said from the beginning there’s a lot of oddness here, a lot of things that just didn’t make sense,” North Port Police Department spokesman Josh Taylor told NewsNation. Brian had been sought for questioning in Petito’s disappearance during the couple’s cross-country trip — but had lawyered up and refused to cooperate. Brian Laundrie disappeared from his family’s North Port home last month. Police have since come under fire for letting Brian — the sole person of interest in the case — slip away.
Tulsi Gabbard accuses Biden's Homeland Security Sec. Mayorkas of boldly lying to Congress
Former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard slammed President Biden's immigration policies on Saturday during "Justice with Judge Jeanine," which she said had serious humanitarian and national security consequences. FORMER BIDEN BORDER PATROL CHIEF: I WOULD 'CONTINUE' TO BUILD THE BORDER WALL"Actions speak louder and louder than words," Gabbard said. Gabbard went on to accuse Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of boldly lying to Congress. She said, "The Department of Homeland Security secretary recently told Congress: ‘Our borders are secure.’ This is what he said." Gabbard argued that when bold-faced" lies like that are being told to the American public, they lose trust in their government and leaders.
GOP demands Biden stop 'bullying' airlines with vaccine mandate, says taxpayers 'saved' industry
FIRST ON FOX: Top GOP House lawmakers on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee called on President Biden Thursday to reverse his COVID-19 mandates and warned it could have adverse effects on the airline industry. BIDEN TO PUSH COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATES FOR BUSINESSES IN ILLINOIS VISIT"The administration’s decision to target passenger air carrier employees for COVID-19 vaccine mandates and encourage their firing should they not comply has no basis in any COVID-related statute passed by Congress," the pair wrote. The letter comes after reports surfaced last week suggesting the White House was putting added pressure on top airlines to enforce a vaccine mandate for all employees. But in addition, Biden signed an order that requires businesses with more than 100 workers to mandate coronavirus vaccinations. Businesses with 100 employees or more are still waiting for rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) before vaccine mandates on private companies can be officially enforced.
Jumaane Williams’ cynical, selfish grab of taxpayer dollars
Beware, New York: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is mooching off the public, pocketing nearly $1 million in taxpayer funds for a reelection campaign he has locked in. The Campaign Finance Board says he’ll get at least $959,093 in public matching funds, though his opponent qualified for none. The board has to grant eight bucks for every dollar raised by small private donations, provided the candidate raises enough to qualify. So Williams pockets a windfall that he’ll likely use to boost his profile for another race he’s eyeing — challenging Gov. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will get at least $959,093 in public matching funds.
NY’s leaders have blood on their hands in the death of Maria Ambrocio — just as we warned
Now Jermaine Foster, 26, faces murder charges in the death of Maria Ambrocio. His only arrest came last month, for allegedly groping a woman a few blocks south of Times Square. Jermaine Foster faces murder charges for Ambrocio’s death. “If city and state leaders don’t get serious, they’ll have blood on their hands when some attacker finally puts his victim not in the hospital but in the morgue,” we wrote in Tuesday’s Post. City Hall must divert mental-health money from the useless ThriveNYC to focus on New York’s estimated 12,000 mentally ill homeless.
Woman with ALS denied euthanasia procedure day before scheduled death
A Colombian woman suffering from ALS who was scheduled to undergo euthanasia was denied the procedure after the clinic that had agreed to perform the procedure determined she did not meet the criteria of a terminal patient, according to reports. Then suddenly, just one day before she was supposed to take her final breath, The Instituto Colombiano del Dolor reversed its decision, Noticias Telemundo reported. Euthanasia has been decriminalized in Colombia since 1997, when it became the first country in Latin America to do so. However it has only been allowed for terminal cases, and not degenerative cases like ALS or Parkinson’s Disease. For every five requests for euthanasia, only two are authorized, says DescLAB, Laboratory for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Navy engineer, wife accused of trying to sell nuclear submarine secrets
Jonathan Toebbe and his wife used memory cards hidden inside a peanut butter sandwich and a Band-Aid wrapper to transmit the secrets. Navy via AP, FileToebbe and his wife were seen at the “dead drop” location, with Diana, 45, acting a “lookout” for her husband, the complaint says. Another “dead drop” was arranged for July 31 in Pennsylvania. This time the SD card “was hidden in a sealed Band-Aid wrapper with a Band-Aid inside a clear Zip Lock bag,” the court documents say. The couple was busted Saturday when they showed up at another “dead drop” location in West Virginia.
Joel Osteen’s megachurch shamed into returning $4.4M in PPP loans
Celebrity pastor Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church buckled to pressure and will repay $4.4 million in COVID-19 disaster loans meant for small businesses, according to a new report. At least 60 religious institutions in Texas received PPP loans, the Chronicle said. Hundreds more across the country also received COVID-19 relief funding. Joel Osteen has been criticized for using Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lakewood officials have said the organization lost revenue as a result of shutting down in-person service amid COVID-19.
COVID-19 takes EMS worker shortage to 'crisis level’: American ambulance association president
American Ambulance Association president Shawn Baird warned that the coronavirus pandemic took the shortage of emergency medical services (EMS) workers to a "crisis level," explaining that the problem threatens to undermine the country’s 911 system and needs urgent attention by Congress. Baird noted that the association has some solutions "to put forward to Congress" and members hope lawmakers "can take some action." "This is a very high stress job and some people don’t realize what they’re getting into," Baird said. "Half of the people who leave don’t leave to go to another employer, they leave the field entirely," he continued. Baird then discussed three possible solutions, which included recognizing "those that are sticking with the field" through a payment bonus.
Rep. McCarthy calls Pelosi a 'lame duck Speaker,' says her actions are result of 'farewell tour'
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday, arguing that the "lame duck speaker" is on her way out of office, which is reflected in how she is conducting business. McCarthy commented that Pelosi is "on her farewell tour," and argued that this is why in the reconciliation bill she included "$200 million from our hard-working taxpayers for a park in her district." The money would be part of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill currently being debated on Capitol Hill. The House minority leader also argued on Sunday that "a big problem that we have is what Nancy Pelosi has done in Congress." McCarthy also blasted Pelosi for selecting who can be on a committee, which he argues was never done before in Congress.
Potential gov candidate Tom Suozzi backs Buffalo mayor’s bid to ‘defeat the socialists’
Instead, the four-term Democratic incumbent is running as a write-in candidate in the Nov. 2 general election. “We have to send a message to these socialists with bad ideas that it stops right here in the city of Buffalo,” Brown said on Saturday following Suozzi’s introduction. Representative Tom Suozzi made an announcement on October 9, 2021 that he will be backing incumbent Buffalo Mayor Bryon Brown in the upcoming election. “But I don’t care about what they say in the tweets; I care about what they say in the streets. “It’s no surprise Mayor Brown has launched a sore loser campaign and try to steal India’s victory.”
Sen. Barrasso says Dems need ‘40 different taxes’ to pay for $3.5T reconciliation bill
A $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill proposed by Democrats will need "40 different taxes" to pay for it, with extra money going to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) so its agents can "spy" on Americans’ bank accounts, Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday. The Wyoming Republican, who is the third-ranking member in the GOP’s senate leadership, told "Sunday Morning Futures" anchor Maria Bartiromo that the Democrats will need "massive taxes" to pay for the proposed package. REPUBLICANS RIP DIRECT SBA LENDING IN DEMS' RECONCILIATION BILL: ‘INEFFICIENT, COSTLY AND INEQUITABLE’"We’re talking about 40 different taxes, including all of this extra money for the IRS," Barrasso said. Barrasso said the 2,500-page bill – costing about $1,400,000,000 per page – will lead to a "massive expansion" of the government’s role in the lives of Americans. Progressive Democrats have refused to agree to an infrastructure deal until a reconciliation package is passed.
Texas clinics cancel abortions after court reinstates ban
In the meantime, Texas abortion providers and patients are right back to where they've been for most of the last six weeks. TEXAS ‘FETAL HEARTBEAT’ ABORTION LAW REINSTATED BY APPEALS COURT RULINGOut-of-state clinics already inundated with Texas patients seeking abortions were again the closest option for many women. Pitman, the federal judge who halted the Texas law Wednesday in a blistering 113-page opinion, was appointed by President Barack Obama. That same appeals court previously allowed the Texas restrictions to take effect in September in a separate lawsuit brought by abortion providers. What happens after that is unclear, including how soon the appeals court will act or whether it will request more arguments.
Kamala Harris pictured power walking in DC following secret California trip
Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff? went for a power walk on Sunday in Washington, DC, following her hush-hush overnight trip to California over the weekend. KAMALA HARRIS TAKES QUICK, UNEXPLAINED CALIFORNIA TRIP: REPORTS?Emhoff, matching her stride for stride, sported gray shorts and a blue polo shirt. KAMALA HARRIS FACES PROTESTERS WAVING AFGHANISTAN FLAG DURING NEWSOM RALLY IN CALIFORNIAThe sojourn along DC’s streets came after Harris took off at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for a mysterious trip to California on Friday and returned Saturday. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLast month, Harris went to California to support Gov. ?Harris represented California in the US Senate and served as the state’s attorney general.?Emhoff is also from the Golden State.
CNN's Dana Bash takes dig at McAuliffe for obsessing over Trump during interview
McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor, has also repeatedly accused Youngkin of wanting to be a "Trump wannabe." "It is a Donald Trump Betsy DeVos plan of moving money from public to private," he said on Sunday's "State of the Union." "The issue is and he's trying to do a back door deal on the Trump," McAuliffe continued. "You mentioned Donald Trump," she said. "I'm glad I have two cups here so I can keep drinking when you mention Donald Trump's name."
Treasury chief says failure to raise debt ceiling would be a ‘catastrophe’
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who approved of the short-term extension, said Democrats will be on their own. Yellen was asked what would happen if the debt limit isn’t raised. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks with President Joe Biden during a meeting on the federal debt ceiling at the White House on October 6, 2021. '”Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen argues 50 million Americans “wouldn’t receive Social Security payments,” if the federal debt ceiling isn’t raised. REUTERSTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen slams Congress for not paying the bills “on a bipartisan basis.” AFP via Getty Images“We shouldn’t be in a position where we need to consider whether or not the 14th Amendment applies.
Democrat Chris Coons questions timing of Schumer slamming Republicans
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer claims Republicans are playing “a dangerous and risky partisan game” with the federal debt ceiling. Sen. Joe Manchin said “civility is gone,” in the aftermath of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s divisive speech. Sen. Joe Manchin reacts in embarrassment to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s lashing on Republicans. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell grew frustrated with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s “partisan, angry, and corrosive” speech on Republican leadership. This tantrum encapsulated and escalated a pattern of angry incompetence from Senator Schumer,” McConnell wrote.
McAuliffe campaign mocks GOP’s Youngkin, belittles Black group for endorsing him
The campaign of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe is brushing off the endorsement of his Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin, by the Hampton Roads Black Caucus (HRBC). "Terry McAuliffe has hurt Black Virginians by turning his back on our schools and children, making our communities less safe, and causing the cost of living to explode," he added. "I love it when the Youngkin team tweets HUGE NEWS about a Republican group endorsing their Republican candidate," McAuliffe campaign spokeswoman Christina Freundlich wrote on Twitter, despite the group’s prior endorsements of Democrats. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Youngkin campaign said the criticism is a sign McAuliffe is in trouble. "Terry McAuliffe is not a leader, he was never fit to be governor in the first place."
Kamala Harris mocked over science video for kids
Vice President Kamala Harris is getting roasted on social media after appearing in a NASA video for kids while the Biden administration’s approval ratings continue on a downward spiral. KAMALA HARRIS SKIPS US-MEXICO BORDER-SECURITY MEETING, GOES TO NEW JERSEY INSTEADIn the video, the vice president hosted the kids and gave them life advice at her official residence in Washington, D.C., where the U.S. Harris also talked about her own passion for science and "exploring the unknown," as well as what the kids could expect during their trip to the observatory. The vice president traveled with the kids to the observatory and gushed, "Wait until you guys see the moon. Harris, whom Biden put in charge of the border crisis, has also seen her approval ratings on a downward slide with a 42% approval rating, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Judge orders removal of plywood box covering Christopher Columbus statue in Philadelphia
A judge has ruled that Philadelphia must remove a plywood box covering a statue of Christopher Columbus that the city has been trying to remove from a park since the explorer became a focus amid nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice. Common Pleas Court Judge Paula Patrick issued her ruling Friday in response to a request by the Friends of Marconi Plaza. Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration quickly filed notice that it would appeal — and said it won’t remove the box in the meantime, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. In Philadelphia, a city with a deep Italian heritage, supporters say they consider Columbus an emblem of that heritage. The ruling overturned a decision by a city licensing board that upheld a July 2020 decision by the city historical commission to remove the statue.
Terry McAuliffe continues to claim critical race theory is 'made up'
We don't teach critical race theory." MCAULIFFE GRILLED TO DEFINE CRITICAL RACE THEORY AFTER SAYING IT 'DOESN'T EXIST' IN VA, CALLS IT 'DOG WHISTLE'This isn't the first time that McAuliffe has attempted to dismiss critical race theory concerns. Earlier this summer, Fox News reported that McAuliffe said at a campaign event that critical race theory was a "right-wing conspiracy." "It's not taught in Virginia and it's never been taught in Virginia," McAuliffe said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPWhen McAuliffe was asked how he would define critical race theory, he dismissed the question and said, "It doesn't matter."
North Carolina Lt. Gov. who called transgenderism 'filth' 'will not back down' amid calls for resignation
Republican North Carolina Lt. Gov. "Let me tell you plainly right here and right now: I will not back down," Robinson said in a video posted to Facebook on Saturday . "And yes, I called it filth, and if you don't like that I called it filth, come see me and I'll explain it to you." Deputy White House press secretary Andrew Bates, a native of North Carolina, referred to the comments as "repugnant and offensive." North Carolina State Senator Jeff Jackson and North Carolina State Senator Wiley Nickel, both Democrats, are now calling on Robinson to resign, with Nickel saying the Republican is "a disgrace and an embarrassment to our state."
Florida man exonerated after 37 years in prison sues Tampa, retired police over wrongful conviction
A Florida man exonerated of rape and murder after 37 years in prison is suing police and the city of Tampa over his wrongful conviction and initial death sentence. Robert DuBoise, 56, left prison in late Aug. 2020 after officials revealed new evidence that proved his innocence. Untested DNA evidence from a rape kit proved he did not rape and murder 19-year-old Barbara grams in 1983. Having lost almost four decades of his life, DuBoise has taken aim at those who helped convict him in the first place, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Two pending bills in the Florida legislature would give DuBoise $1.85 million for the years spent in prison.
New Jersey teacher says her stomach was 'churning' following union demand to log students' vaccination status
Jennifer Mess, a New Jersey public school teacher, said Sunday on ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ that her stomach was "churning" after watching a teachers union training video enticing her and her colleagues to log the vaccination status of students and parents into a progressive app. "So the crazy thing is districts didn't know this was happening," she added. "While you're watching this training your stomach is turning because you want to use my rapport with parents to coerce them to do what the government is telling us to do," Mess said. "It feels like they want us to become indoctrination camps instead of education curriculum." "We want to provide that love and care for our parents, and instead they want us to push an agenda," she continued.
Taiwan says it will resist China’s call for a ‘peaceful reunification’
Xinhua News Agency/Getty ImagesChina believes Taiwan is part of its territory ?and has not ruled out using force to reunify Taiwan. But Xi in a speech on Saturday vowed to achieve a “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan, saying that would best serve the interests of the Taiwanese people. “Taiwan independence separatism is the biggest obstacle to achieving the reunification of the motherland, and the most serious hidden danger to national rejuvenation,” ?Xi said. Chinese President Xi Jinping believes Taiwan is part of Chinese territory. “The historical task of the complete reunification of the motherland must be fulfilled, and will definitely be fulfilled.”With Post wires
Trump tells cheering crowd in Iowa ‘we’re going to take America back’
?”As disastrous as the Biden administration has been, no one can blame the great state of Iowa, because boy we did really — we did really good here,” he said. “Iowa, what a place.”Trump also unveiled a possible campaign slogan for 2024 – “Make America Great Again – Again.”?Former President Donald Trump delighted supporters by bragging about “the great state of Iowa.” REUTERS/Rachel MummeyREUTERS/Rachel MummeyHis approval ratings in Iowa are higher now than when he was in the White House. Thousands of supporters gather for former President Donald Trump’s rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on October 09, 2021. Scott Olson/Getty ImagesA supporter dons a “Trump Keep America Great” cowboy hat during former President Donald Trump’s rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Scott Olson/Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump doubled down on election fraud claims from the 2020 presidential election during the Iowa rally.
Author Stephen Soukup discusses the 'dictatorship of woke capital' on 'Tucker Carlson Today'
On the latest episode of Fox Nation's "Tucker Carlson Today," host Tucker Carlson welcomed author Stephen Soukup to discuss his book "The Dictatorship of Woke Capital" as well as his previous occupation working in a District of Columbia research office of a large brokerage firm. He then, however, recounted to Carlson an experience in which his nonpartisan analysis led to backlash from perceptively partisan brokerage leaders. Soukup said he relayed these fears to the aforementioned brokerage, but did not receive the response he expected. "It is a shocking story, but it goes to show you that they didn't care about what we were saying. He concluded by underlining that the primary consideration of capital market research should be the economy and not politics.
Here's how Nancy Pelosi could personally benefit from Biden’s $2T spending bill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is positioned to potentially personally benefit from President Biden’s $2 trillion spending bill – and here's how she could do it. Biden last week announced his grandiose spending bill, which reserves $174 billion as subsidies for electric vehicles, charging stations and similar policies. Due to the massive electric car subsidies proposed in Biden’s infrastructure plan, Tesla is poised to be a big winner from Biden’s plan should it go through. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed that Senate Republicans would fight the infrastructure plan "every step of the way." Biden’s infrastructure bill has come under fire from critics on both sides of the aisle.
Complaints on STOCK Act violations stack up against members of Congress
Specifically, Clark, first elected in 2012, failed to publicly disclose 19 personal stock transactions by her husband within 45 days, according to the ethics complaint. Last week, the group also filed a complaint against freshman Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz, but the Senate Ethics Committee appears to have already resolved the questions regarding Kelly’s transaction. Business Insider first reported on the three House members on Aug. 2. It is especially puzzling when longstanding Senate and House members don’t follow it." Senators, as well as several other House members, have been accused of violating the STOCK Act in recent months.
Holden & Pye: Trump made conservatives criminal justice reform leaders. Here's how to keep it that way
Since the signing of the First Step Act, the conservative movement has become a leader in criminal justice reform. MICHAEL GOODWIN: JOE BIDEN NEEDS A VICTORY BUT PROGRESSIVES ARE EATING HIM ALIVEVoters, Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike, also believe in criminal justice reform and want these issues to be fixed. The bill will implement previous criminal justice reform legislation by providing treatment against drug abuse, fixing unjust mandatory minimum sentences, while saving taxpayer money. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAs conservatives, we must continue to establish ourselves as leaders in criminal justice reform. It is a proven political winner, judging from President Trump`s expanded GOP coalition, especially black voters, who cited his support for criminal justice reform as a reason for their vote.
Nancy Pelosi's husband up $700K on CrowdStrike stock purchase
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband is cashing in on his bet on cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.Paul Pelosi, who runs a real estate and venture capital investment and consulting firm, purchased 5,000 CrowdStrike shares on Sept. 3, 2020, according to regulatory filings. Ticker Security Last Change Change % CRWD CROWDSTRIKE HOLDINGS, INC. 245.00 -4.88 -1.95%Paul Pelosi did not violate the STOCK Act unless he acted on nonpublic information. A spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi told FOX Business the House Speaker has never met with CrowdStrike officials regarding government business. AOC BLASTS CONGRESS STOCK TRADES ... AGAINPaul Pelosi’s investments have been the subject of public scrutiny in recent months. "It is absolutely wild that members of Congress are still allowed to buy and sell individual stock," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted last month.
'Watters' World' investigates Nancy Pelosi's financial dealings up to $315 million in assets
And through his connections, he pushed Nancy into the political world, helping her get elected to Congress in 1987," Watters said. Her husband owns commercial properties in San Francisco "combined, worth up to $50 million," Watters continued. In 2019, Pelosi's assets total up to a whopping $271 million and in 2020, those numbers went up even more to as high as $315 million." So they hired a team of lobbyists who descended on Pelosi," Watters added. No, they bought between $1 million and $5 million worth of Visa stock.
I have a vaccine exemption on religious grounds but NYC won’t honor it — is that allowed?
I have a religious exemption from all vaccine mandates under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but now New York is mandating the COVID vaccine for all NYC workers and it appears they won’t honor the religious exemption. It hasn’t been widely reported, but the court granted a temporary injunction and NYC workers who have a religious exemption do not have to get vaccinated. An employee had a religious exemption from vaccine mandates, but now NYC’s new mandate requiring all workers to be vaccinated in the city might negate that. I don’t want to get vaccinated and I refuse to quit my job so I will likely be fired. Workers qualify for unemployment benefits in cases of “eligible job separation.”What constitutes eligible job separation can vary depending on the state.
Louisiana state trooper shot, killed in ambush by shooting spree suspect, police say
A Louisiana State trooper was killed in the line of duty Saturday and the man suspected of ambushing him is in custody. Master Trooper Adam Gaubert, a 19-year-veteran of the force, was shot and killed in the area an early morning homicide occurred, according to police. Gaubert was found inside his patrol vehicle in Prairieville, about 18 miles southeast of Baton Rouge, hours after being "ambushed," Col. Lamar Davis, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, told reporters Saturday night. Mire was wanted in a Louisiana shooting spree that stretched across several parishes and included the death of Trooper Gaubert. At least one other person – who was believed to be the suspect’s half-sister – was killed during the spree, FOX 8 of New Orleans reported.
Hawley: Biden administration is using federal law enforcement to intimidate parents into silence
The Missouri Republican talked about a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco, where he questioned her about the memo Attorney General Merrick Garland wrote. "The idea that they would use the FBI to intervene in school board meetings with the purpose of, let's be honest, intimidating and harassing parents is just unprecedented," Hawley continued. This is about using federal law enforcement to try and intimidate parents because these parents are daring to stand up and criticize critical race theory." MCCONNELL SLAMS GARLAND FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMO, SAYS PARENT PROTESTS ARE ‘DEMOCRACY, NOT INTIMIDATION’Hawley added that he asked the deputy attorney general what standard the FBI will apply to investigating school board threats. Levin asked Hawley if there was any federal basis that allows the Department of Justice to intervene in school bards and investigate parents.
Housing expert: October mortgage rates won’t see drastic change, but expected to increase
Mortgage rates jumped significantly over the last week, rising above 3%, the highest level since June and the largest jump from the previous week since February. Now, one expert says he expects these mortgage rate trends to continue for the remainder of October. Fannie Mae projected the 10-year Treasury would remain at about 1.3% in its latest housing forecast, putting mortgage rates at about 2.9% to finish 2021. WILL THE DAYS OF SUB-3% MORTGAGE RATES SOON BE BEHIND US? Homeowners can take advantage of their new home equity while lowering their mortgage interest rate through a cash-out refinance.
Philadelphia Columbus statue to remain in box for parade, judge rules
A Christopher Columbus statue in Philadelphia will remain boxed up for the city’s Columbus Day parade, a judge ruled on Saturday. Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Paula Patrick overturned a lower court’s ruling on Friday that would’ve removed the box before the city of Brotherly Love appealed the decision. Philadelphia’s Christopher Columbus statue has been covered up since June 2020. On Saturday, Patrick overturned an order from the Commonwealth Court that would have unboxed the statue, granting the city’s emergency appeal. The Commonwealth Court reinstated the stay and overturned the Court of Common Pleas order from earlier today.
Louisiana shooting spree leaves state trooper, woman dead
A man’s deadly shooting spree in Louisiana left a state trooper and a woman dead, police said. “Trooper Gaubert embodied everything we stand for; honor, duty, selfless service, and courage,” a social media post from the state police said. Louisiana State Police / FacebookThat shooting is suspected to be the latest in a string of attacks by Mire since a little after midnight on Friday going into Saturday. The man shot two people in Livingston Parish, before shooting two more in Ascension including Pamela Adair, 37, who was killed, KLFY-TV reported. Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office / FacebookWith AP wires
Headbanger Recall? Parents ask to boot principal over Iron Maiden fandom
Some Canadian parents want a heavy metal-loving high school principal to headbang her way to another job. Parents at Eden High School in St. Catharines, Ontario launched a petition to remove Principal Sharon Burns because she is an unabashed fan of the legendary British band Iron Maiden. A photo from the petition to remove the principal was signed by more than 500 people on change.org. Twitter/Change.org“It is ridiculous that a couple of parents only judge her role as a principal only based on an instagram post,” the author noted. Sharon Burns’ post showing her love for the band Iron Maiden has been deleted from her Instagram account amid backlash from the situation.
Louisiana state trooper among 2 dead in shooting spree; suspect caught after manhunt: reports
A suspect wanted in a Louisiana shooting spree that stretched across several parishes and included the death of a state trooper was apprehended Saturday night after a daylong manhunt in area woods, according to reports. The slain trooper was identified as Adam Gaubert, a 19-year veteran, according to The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge. … Trooper Gaubert embodied everything that we stand for – honor, duty, selfless service and courage." Gaubert was believed shot around 5 a.m. Saturday along state Highway 42 in Ascension Parish, FOX 44 in Baton Rouge reported. Louisiana state troopers exchanged gunfire with Mire after the trooper was shot but Mire managed to get away on foot, FOX 44 reported.
Arizona deputy on life support after assault; suspect later shot in dispute with homeowner
A suspect in an alleged assault on an Arizona sheriff's deputy was hospitalized in critical condition hours later Saturday, after being shot by a homeowner while authorities were searching for the suspect, according to a report. The Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy was on life support after having been found unconscious and bleeding from his face following the apparent attack in Avondale, about 20 miles west of downtown Phoenix, FOX 10 of Phoenix reported. At a news conference earlier Saturday, police had identified the suspect as Clinton Robert Hurley and said he was armed and dangerous. During the manhunt, Hurley became involved in a shootout with a homeowner he knows, and was shot and wounded, FOX 10 reported. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMaricopa County Sheriff's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
Gabby Petito: Brian Laundrie search continues as her family retrieves memorial items: LIVE UPDATES
Chris Laundrie's search efforts could be positive sign, former agents sayFormer FBI agents Terry Turchie and Bryanna Fox say Chris Laundrie's efforts to help law enforcement search for his fugitive son on Thursday may signal more attempts to assist authorities. Brian Laundrie is wanted on debit card fraud charges and is a person of interest in the killing of his 22-year-old fiancée, Gabby Petito. "That would be indicative of a breakthrough. … If [Chris Laundrie] is really sincere in wanting to help the law enforcement … and the FBI, and he has nothing to fear, then he's going to sit down and start just talking." Click here to read more on Fox News.
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Jeanine Pirro: Biden is infringing more and more on Americans' freedoms
"Justice with Jeanine" host Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed President Biden and his Justice Department for their memo on announcing that the FBI will create a task force to investigate threats against school boards. Critics allege this is a move by Democrats to silence parents who oppose critical race theory and far-left ideology being taught in schools. JUDGE JEANINE: Every day in this country the government under Joe Biden or whoever is running the joint infringes more and more on our freedom, pushing Americans closer and closer to the edge. It reads constitutional protections don't extend to efforts to intimidate individuals over their views. not you AG attempts to remove that constitutional right if you are a parent concerned about now your child is being taught.
Georgia police officer shot dead first day with force, armed suspect on the loose
A manhunt got underway in Georgia on Saturday after a police officer working his first day with a local force was shot dead outside a police station. Police Officer Dylan Harrison, 26, was killed early Saturday morning in Alamo, about 124 miles west of Savannah, FOX affiliate WGXA-TV in Macon reported. Authorities identified the suspect as Damien "Luke" Anthony Ferguson, 43, and said he should be considered armed and dangerous. "Early this morning, one of our law enforcement officials in Middle Georgia was killed in the line of duty," Kemp wrote on Twitter. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHarrison was the first Alamo officer killed in the line of duty.
Bongino: The media is helping Democrats paint conservatives as domestic terrorists
They don't trust the intel community, press, that's a laugher. Who were the seven percent - check out poll right there- just seven percent who are those seven percent? this is, obviously, gaslighting to target conservatives by taping them as domestic terrorists. Remember back in August, remember this from the DHS labeled domestic terrorist as biggest threat. right that's pretty common sense.
Allen West, Texas GOP gubernatorial hopeful, has COVID-19
Tea party firebrand Allen West, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, said Saturday that he has received monoclonal antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia. According to his Twitter account, Allen West did not get vaccinated against the virus, but his wife did. West is a former Texas Republican Party chair and Florida congressman. West's announcement came a month after he resigned as chair of the Republican Party of Texas. West then began criticizing Republicans as much as Democrats, calling the GOP speaker of the Texas House a "traitor" for working across the aisle, then leading a protest outside Abbott’s mansion over coronavirus restrictions.
Georgia officer fatally shot his first day on the job, armed suspect on the loose
A Georgia police officer is dead after being shot and killed on his first day on the job. Authorities say that Alamo Police Department officer Dylan Harrison, 26, was shot and killed outside a police station in Alamo, Georgia at about early Saturday morning, according to FOX affiliate WGXA-TV in Macon . MORGAN FREEMAN REJECTS DEFUNDING THE POLICE: 'MOST OF THEM' ARE 'DOING THEIR JOB'It was Harrison’s first shift working part-time with the Alamo Police Department. "Early this morning, one of our law enforcement officials in Middle Georgia was killed in the line of duty," Georgia’s Republican Gov. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHarrison was the first Alamo officer killed in the line of duty and he leaves behind a wife and a 6-month old baby.
Bada-boondocks! Colorado ‘Sopranos’ stole to support drug habits: feds
A strung-out group of small-time Colorado criminals that called themselves “the Sopranos” — including one who has “Styles Sopranos” and a Nike logo tattooed on his forehead — are singing the blues after being busted for a series of petty crimes to support their narcotic habits. A Denver grand jury indicted 11 people for a laundry list of thefts committed to keep themselves flush with fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine, prosecutors said. They would then use credit cards found in the stolen cars to buy gift cards and property that could be easily sold for cash, officials claim. The “Sopranos” crew also ignored the mafioso code of online omertà, and used Facebook to orchestrate the thefts, sell stolen goods and brag about their hijinks, prosecutors said. The suspects were indicted on 91 total counts, and are being charged under a Colorado organized crime statute.
Fed to the lions: Jerome Powell’s ‘taper’ chase may cost him his job
Jerome Powell should be a layup for a second term as Federal Reserve chair, and yet he’s not. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell walks between meetings with Senators on Capitol Hill on October 06, 2021. Sen. Elizabeth Warren greets Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing, September 28, 2021. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., fist bumps Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell after a House Financial Services Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Maybe the Dems’ spending plans get killed by the two Dem holdouts, Sens.
De Blasio’s final ‘gift’ to New York City is ruining its schools: Goodwin
His plan to end all Gifted and Talented programs in the public schools represents another assault on merit and would further dumb down a system already drowning in mediocrity and failure. It also sounds like a parting gift to the rapacious education unions, with the city promising to retrain 4,000 kindergarten teachers and hire more. People protest the elimination of Gifted and Talented programs with mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa. Mayoral candidate Eric Adams has supported Gifted and Talented programs in the past. And not just in Virginia, with de Blasio’s move to end Gifted and Talented programs another aspect of the destructive push away from merit.
Trump says he knows what would happen if he faces DeSantis in 2024 presidential primary
Ron DeSantis, whose standing among conservatives has skyrocketed over the past year and a half, also makes a bid for the 2024 GOP nomination, Trump emphasizes, "I’d beat him." Trump remains the overwhelming front-runner in all of the extremely early polls in the 2024 Republican presidential nomination race. TRUMP 2024 FLIRTING DOESN'T STOP OTHER POTENTIAL GOP PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS FROM TESTING WATERSDeSantis, who faces a potentially challenging reelection next year, continues to spark more 2024 speculation with his political trips outside of the Sunshine State. "I don't think I will face him," Trump said in the interview when asked about possibly facing DeSantis in a 2024 GOP presidential nomination showdown. Trump, when asked about running again in 2024, told Fox News in a recent interview that "I don't think we're going to have a choice."
Donald Trump calls for McConnell's ouster after giving Dems debt 'lifeline': 'Mitch is not the guy' to lead
The other nine included Senate Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota and Sens. "The Republican Senate needs new leadership," Trump said, adding that for a long time he has doubted McConnell's ability to lead his caucus, especially under such pressures. "Mitch is not the guy, not the right guy, he's not doing the job," he said. "Some of the toughest people on earth are being dumped into the United States because they don’t want them. These people that are the roughest prisoners, anywhere, are being dumped into the United States for us to take care of them.
Watters: Democrats can't control the narrative when people are allowed to speak freely on social media
Fox News host Jesse Watters slammed Democrats and their efforts to stamp out dissent to their far-left agenda during his opening monologue Saturday. Don't try to persuade, just intimidate," Watters said before citing the recent Facebook whistleblower who testified to Congress last week. Here she is begging for the federal government to control what information is allowed on Facebook," Watters said. Democrats in the media are conspiring with her so they can sink their hooks into big tech and have total control of the information flow." The left will stop at nothing in their quest for total control, even if it means destroying America and innocent civilians and our Constitution.
Trump heads to Iowa amid record high poll numbers in key 2024 state
The release of the poll comes less than a week before the former president’s rally Saturday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. ONE WEEK AHEAD OF TRUMP IOWA RALLY, PENCE ANNOUNCES RETURN TRIP TO KEY 2024 STATETrump’s favorable ratings are his highest ever in Des Moines Register polling. TRUMP 2024 FLIRTING DOESN'T STOP OTHER POTENTIAL GOP PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS FROM TESTING WATERSTrump’s marks among Iowa Republicans put him in the same league as GOP Gov. Trump remains the overwhelming front-runner in all of the extremely early polls in the 2024 Republican presidential nomination race. TRUMP SAYS HE KNOWS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF HE FACES DESANTIS OR OTHER CHALLENGERS IN 2024 GOP PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES"I don't think I will face him," Trump said in an interview with Yahoo Finance when asked about possibly facing DeSantis in a 2024 GOP presidential nomination showdown.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 10, 2021
Auschwitz bigotryThe recent discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti at the Auschwitz death camp should come as no surprise (“Hate graffiti at Auschwitz,” Oct. 7). HershLawrenceReform truthsThe recent editorial, “Deadly ‘Reform’ ” (Oct. 4) helps no one when it comes to understanding the law. The piece also blames pretrial reform for a spate of shoplifting incidents in New York City by Isaac Rodriguez. Regardless, there is no evidence of a causal connection between bail reform and increases in shoplifting or any other crime. ?Frank SterleWhite Rock, CanadaRooster terrorAs a former country boy, I found the article on the Queens neighborhood terrorized by the evil bloodthirsty rooster quite amusing (“Attack of the killer rooster,” Oct. 2).
Look who just woke up to the spike in NYC murders
Kathy Hochul and the Legislature’s leaders demanding fixes to laws that have fueled the runaway rise in city violence. They want to give judges discretion to remand defendants charged with gun crimes based on criminal history and other factors. And reforms to the process that “allows for the almost-immediate release” of gun-violence suspects by shifting their cases to family court. Many, including us, warned of a spike in violence in 2019, after lawmakers eliminated bail and tied judges’ hands for most crimes in New York. To be clear, many of those signing the letter did not vote for last year’s “Defund the NYPD” drive.
Joe Biden must stand up to China after latest threats to Taiwan
Talk of “peace in our time” is exactly the wrong answer to China’s “We’re ready to rumble” message. These sorties aren’t just intimidation: They’re target practice, training for China’s air force and a way to wear out Taiwan’s smaller, older force. Chiu Kuo-cheng, Taiwan’s defense minister and a retired general, calls the situation “the most severe in the 40 years since I’ve enlisted.” He predicts China will be able to invade within four years. Tuesday he referred reporters to his Sept. 9 phone call with President Xi Jinping: “We agree we will abide by the Taiwan agreement. Biden must stand up to a dictatorship that’s intent on dominating not just an independent island but the world.
Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, who led Iraq War ‘surge,’ dead at 67
Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, a New Jersey native and former Army Chief of Staff, who led the successful “surge” that turned both the tide of battle and American public perception in the Iraq War, died Friday at age 67. The Association of the United States Army reported the general had a lengthy record and did several tours overseas. Odierno was born Sept. 8, 1954, in Rockaway Township, NJ, the son of a World War II Army sergeant and working mother. Odierno was charged by the Bush administration in 2007 with commanding the controversial so-called “surge” in the Iraq War. “Ray firmly believes soldiers aren’t in the Army, they are the Army,” Army Secretary John McHugh said at Odierno’s retirement ceremony in 2105, the Army Times reported.
Trump returns to key battleground state of Iowa for first time since 2020
Former President Donald Trump is holding a rally in Iowa on Saturday – his first stop in the competitive central plains state since last year’s election. Iowa is also the state whose caucuses for the past half-century have kicked off the presidential nomination calendar, and Trump's stop is sparking more speculation he'll make another White House run in 2024. TRUMP RETURNS TO IOWA TO BOOST 2022 REPUBLICANS, BUT LAYS DOWN 2024 MARKERIowa was once a key battleground state, but Trump comfortably won it his 2016 election as president and his 2020 defeat. He arrived in the Hawkeye State days after scoring his best favorable ratings ever in the Des Moines Register poll, which is considered the gold standard in this neck of the woods. Fifty-three percent of Iowans had a favorable view of the former president and 45% hold an unfavorable view, according to a Des Moines Register/Mediacom survey released on Monday.
Biden's 'politicization' of DOJ continues with new effort to combat threats against school boards, critics say
Garland's announcement came just days after the National School Board Association wrote a letter to Biden asking his administration to treat parent protests at school board meetings as possible acts of "domestic terrorism." The association also wrote that some of the "threats" to school boards involved reports that critical race theory (CRT) was being proliferated in classrooms, which it called "propaganda." This propaganda continues despite the fact that critical race theory is not taught in public schools and remains a complex law school and graduate school subject well beyond the scope of a K-12 class." PARENTS RESPOND TO DOJ, SCHOOL BOARDS' STATEMENTS: 'I AM WHAT A DOMESTIC TERRORIST LOOKS LIKE?' President Biden’s use of federal law enforcement would be better spent protecting all Americans from the influx of individuals flooding our southern border."
Joe Biden's brother-in-law asked Hunter Biden to help him secure a business license in China, emails show
Hunter Biden replied less than a hour later and said, "Working on it-back to you ASAP." Lin and Bulger both arranged Hunter Biden's first business trip to China in April 2010, the Washington Free Beacon reported. "MediGuide and Any Health intend to expand MediGuide’s business in China under the name of ‘MediGuide China,’" the website reads. I just rec’d this so I do not know what VBO [Valerie Biden Owens] is going to do. MediGuide, Owens, Bulger, Lin and Hunter Biden's lawyer did not respond to requests for comment.
Army general who commanded in Iraq dies of cancer at age 67
"The general died after a brave battle with cancer; his death was not related to COVID," a family statement said. VETERAN SUICIDES DECREASED 7% IN 2019, LOWEST IN 12 YEARSOdierno died Friday; the family declined to say where. He served in a wide range of Army and Defense Department roles with multiple tours abroad, including in Iraq, Germany, Albania and Kuwait. Odierno served three tours in Iraq, capped by two years, from 2008 to 2010, as the top U.S. commander in Baghdad. Odierno served as commander of Multi-National Corps-Iraq from 2006 to 2008.
Biden violating his campaign pledge, 'politicizing' DOJ to do his bidding, legal experts warn
President Biden is facing harsh criticism from legal experts and elected officials for violating his campaign promise to keep the Department of Justice (DOJ) non-political, after he directed the department to pursue politically charged lawsuits against Republican-led states. Biden said multiple times in 2020 that he would "not direct [DOJ] who to prosecute, what to prosecute, how to prosecute." Stephen Miller, founder of America First Legal and former senior adviser to President Trump, said Biden has "horrendously and hopelessly politicized" DOJ, which is a violation of legal ethics. Elected officials in GOP-led states are also weighing in, saying that Biden's political lawsuits, and other crises his administration is managing, are damaging to the country. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Fox News that it is "shameful" that Biden broke his campaign promise to keep DOJ non-political.
Arizona deputy found critically injured, manhunt underway
An investigation has been launched in Arizona after an apparent attack that left a Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy on life support with a suspect on the loose. The sheriff's deputy was found critically injured near Van Buren and Dysart Road on Saturday morning and is in critical condition, according to police. MAHER RAILS AGAINST 'OUTRAGEOUS' SINEMA HARASSMENT, RIPS FAR LEFT FOR DEMANDING 'EVERYTHING' IN SPENDING BILLSA multi-agency hunt is underway for the suspect. Authorities did not say how the deputy became injured. The officer, who is on life support, was not identified other than as a 3-year veteran of the force.
Psaki won't say whether Hunter Biden has divested from Chinese private equity firm
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday refused to say whether President Biden’s son Hunter had divested his 10% stake in a Chinese equity firm despite the president’s pledge to prohibit family members from engaging in international business dealings. Chinese business records reviewed by Fox News indicate Hunter Biden still holds a 10% stake in Chinese private equity firm Bohai Harvest RST Equity Investment Fund Management Co. through Skaneateles LLC. Hunter Biden is the sole beneficial owner of Skaneateles, according to Washington corporate records. TRUMP'S CHINA TRADE DEAL IS 'STARTING POINT' FOR BIDEN"I’d point you to his representatives on that. Hunter previously sat on the Chinese firm's board before announcing in October 2019 that he would be stepping down over mounting scrutiny from his father's presidential bid.
Don’t count NYC’s Gifted and Talented programs out yet: Adams rep
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to overhaul the Gifted and Talented program in city elementary schools might be short lived. A spokesman for the city’s presumptive next mayor, Democratic nominee Eric Adams, declined to say Saturday whether Adams, if elected, would overhaul any changes de Blasio makes to the program. Both Adams and his Republican rival, Curtis Sliwa, have made clear throughout the campaign trail that they don’t want to completely eliminate the program. Curtis Sliwa said he would expand admissions into the Gifted and Talented program if elected mayor. Mayor Bill de Blasio caused an uproar when he announced a plan to end the city’s Gifted and Talented program.
At least 9 Rikers inmates recently freed by Gov. Hochul have been rearrested
At least nine Rikers Island inmates recently given a Get Out of Jail Free card by Gov. Gilliam’s release from Rikers came after the Sept. 17 order by Gov. Hochul to immediately release 191 of the jail’s inmates locked up for what she called "technical" violations of their parole from state prison." But the NYPD said at least eight other Rikers cons released under Hochul’s edict were re-arrested in the past three weeks. Here are some of the Rikers inmates who were released early last month by politicians only to be re-arrested:This story first appears on the New York Post
Seattle could fire 40% of police force over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
The city is poised to fire as many as 403 officers, about 40 percent of the 1,000-person force, for failing to take the COVID-19 jab by an Oct. 18 deadline, according to local reports. “The environment has been pretty toxic and negative,” an unnamed officer told Fox 13 News. In addition, 111 officers are awaiting the results of exemption requests, said Seattle PD spokesperson Sgt. Interim police chief Adrian Diaz will require all officers to be on standby duty for 911 calls starting October 13. “We value each of you, and do not want to lose you as employees,” Mayor Jenny Durkan said in an email defending the vaccine mandate sent to city employees this week.
Ohio cops pull paraplegic man from car, throw him to ground
Just a week after a deaf man was beaten and arrested by cops in Colorado’, a paraplegic man in Ohio was pulled from his car and thrown to the ground by police. When Owensby repeatedly said he couldn’t because he was paraplegic, and had no use of his legs, they pulled him out and threw him on the ground. Police in Dayton, Ohio dragged paraplegic man Clifford Owensby out of his car during a traffic stop. Dayton Police Department“No you’re not, no you’re not, you’re not going to touch me. Owensby had explained that couldn’t comply with an order to get out of his car because of his disability.
FOX News Rundown EXTRA: Brian Kilmeade Discusses FOX News, Pandemic Politics And His Critics
On October 7th, 1996 the Fox News Channel went on air for the first time. 25 years later, it has become the number one, highest-rated network in the industry and changed both media and politics forever. Co-host of Fox and Friends and host of “The Brian Kilmeade Show,” Brian Kilmeade joined FOX News in 1996 and remains one its biggest stars on both TV and radio. On the FOX News Rundown earlier this week, host Dave Anthony spoke to Brian Kilmeade about the channel’s early days and how he and his colleagues reported on some of the biggest news events of the last 25 years. On The FOX News Rundown EXTRA, you will hear our entire conversation with FOX News host Brian Kilmeade.
Suspicious package found at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is 'no threat'
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California, closed off some areas surrounding the base's post office on Thursday afternoon after a suspicious package was discovered inside the building, according to a social media post from the base. "Approximately 45 minutes ago,@MCASMiramarCA PMO responded to a suspicious package located inside the base post office," read a post on the base's Twitter account at 12:49 p.m. Pacific Time. "The immediate area of USPS office, outdoor equipment center and military post office are off limits until further notice. PITTSBURGH-AREA POSTAL WORKERS FOUND SHOT, KILLEDA few hours later, MCAS Miramar tweeted, "The suspicious package was identified and determined to pose no threat by Miramar EOD. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMCAS Miramar did not respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Taliban say they won't work with US to contain Islamic State
Senior Taliban officials and U.S. representatives are meeting this weekend in Doha, the capital of Qatar. However, Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen told The Associated Press there would be no cooperation with Washington on containing the increasingly active Islamic State group in Afghanistan. "We are able to tackle Daesh independently," Shaheen said, when asked whether the Taliban would work with the U.S. to contain the Islamic State affiliate. Following Friday's attack, Afghanistan’s Shiite clerics assailed the Taliban, demanding greater protection at their places of worship. A Taliban official in charge of refugees, Mohammed Arsa Kharoti, said there are up to 1.3 million Afghans displaced from past wars and that the Taliban lack funds to organize the return home for all.
AG Garland's son-in-law's company issues 'resource' claiming Trump supporters are white supremacists
An education company co-founded by Attorney General Merrick Garland's son-in-law issued a "resource" for teachers this year which claims supporters of former President Donald Trump are white supremacists. MCCONNELL SLAMS GARLAND FOR SCHOOL BOARD MEMO, SAYS PARENT PROTESTS ARE 'DEMOCRACY, NOT INTIMIDATION'In the article, Montilla wrote, "The rise in images of overt white supremacy in the media feeds into the confusion about white supremacy. While the Ku Klux Klan and MAGAs at half-empty Trump rallies (not that these are mutually exclusive groups) are in fact examples of white supremacy, they are not the only examples." Montilla went even further in the piece, claiming that schools only "celebrate students who adapt or conform" to ideals that are rooted in white supremacy. Fox News did not receive immediate responses from either the DOJ or Panorama Education regarding a potential conflict of interest.
Ashraf Ghani’s former bodyguard says he has tape of ex-prez stealing millions
So had all of Ghani’s close family and entourage.”Ghani left Afghanistan amid the Taliban’s takeover in August. Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty ImagesSharif then revealed potentially devastating information regarding Ghani and his alleged theft of millions. So he took all the money and escaped.”A despondent Shariff added: “I never thought (Ghani) would do that. But I have the evidence which I will share when I am in a safe place.”“The president never told us he was going,” he said. “I don’t have 300 weapons as the Taliban claim, but I do have one gun and one bullet,” Shariff told the paper.
DHS cancels border wall contracts in Texas as migrant crisis swells
The agency “intends to cancel the remaining border barrier contracts located within US Border Patrol’s (USBP) Laredo Sector and all border barrier contracts located in the Rio Grande Valley Sector,” it announced Friday. The announcement came only a week after DHS said it was bracing for up to 400,000 border apprehensions this month alone. “Leave it to Biden and his team to cancel border contracts for ‘environmental reasons’ when we have a 21-year high of illegal crossers,” Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford tweeted. “It is obvious that they do not want to stop illegal immigration.”Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw called out DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for the decision. Al Drago / CNP / Polaris“DHS Secretary Mayorkas, during a border crisis, is cancelling border wall contracts,” Crenshaw posted on Twitter.
Biden marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day in historic proclamation
President Biden issued a proclamation this week to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day — the first time a US president had commemorated the holiday. “On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, our Nation celebrates the invaluable contributions and resilience of Indigenous peoples, recognizes their inherent sovereignty, and commits to honoring the Federal Government’s trust and treaty obligations to Tribal Nations,” Biden wrote in the proclamation made Friday. Biden also marked Columbus Day on Friday, but — in an unusual move — included a lengthy carve out for his detractors in his statement. President Joe Biden and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland participate in a signing ceremony to restore and protect three national monuments, on October 8, 2021. Pacific Coast News / Shawn Thew – Pool via CNP“Today, we also acknowledge the painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities,” Biden said.
US ambassador to Mexico says migrant surge is responsibility for both countries
Last month thousands of Haitians flooded into the United States seeking asylum, causing chaos in the small border town of Del Rio, Texas after they camped out under a bridge. And the administration is increasingly relying on Mexico to thwart migrants from Central America but also places such as Haiti, Reuters reported. Migrants, many from Haiti, at an encampment along the Del Rio International Bridge near the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 21, 2021. “Unfortunately, one of the things that’s happened is various groups are spreading false information about what possibilities exist for those coming to the United States irregularly and trying to misinform people that they will be able to enter the United States,” he added. US Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar speaks during a news conference in Mexico City on Oct. 9, 2021.
Biden pleads for party unity as Dems squabble over his $3.5T spending bill
“Because here’s the deal: we won 2020 as a unified party,” Biden said. “And we look to 2022, as we do that, we need to stay unified.”Biden did not name Senate holdouts Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), whose resistance has stalled his $3.5 trillion social-spending package — or Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who blasted the two in a fiery press conference this week that laid Democrats’ divisions bare. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) wants President Biden to make cuts to his $3.5 trillion plan. Anna Moneymaker/Getty ImagesSen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) has stalled President Biden’s $3.5 trillion social-spending package.
NY businessman fueling movement to secede wealthy suburb from Atlanta
Bill White, 54, is fueling the growing movement by the wealthy, mostly-white suburb of Buckhead to secede from the city of Atlanta — even though he’s a born-and-bred Yankee from New York City who only moved down south three years ago. Yard signs supporting the grassroots initiative to incorporate Buckhead, an Atlanta neighborhood, as a distinct city. Jenni Girtman/AP Images for Buckhead City CommitteeLike New York City, Atlanta has seen sharp increase in violent crime during the pandemic. Buckhead City would triple the number of cops in the area and pay them better than the Atlanta Police Department, which he believes is being undercut by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “Any effort to segregate Atlanta along racial, economic and party lines is an affront to who we are as a city,” a spokesman for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.
China calls for end to US tariffs as high-level trade talks resume
Chinese trade officials said Saturday that they pushed US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to end Trump-era tariffs in a virtual meeting that marked the end of a standoff between the world’s two largest economies. A spokesman for Tai characterized the meeting between his boss and Vice Premier Liu He, China’s top trade negotiator, as “a candid exchange.”Tai “emphasized U.S. concerns relating to its state-led, non-market policies and practices that harm American workers, farmers and businesses,” spokesman Adam Hodge said. China’s Xinhua state news agency, said Liu “negotiated over the cancellation of tariffs and sanctions, and clarified its position on China’s economic development model and industrial policies” during Friday evening’s talks. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is pushing to have the Trump-era tariffs on China lifted. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/PoolThe meeting came just days after the Biden administration threatened to use “all available tools” to force China to honor the $200 billion Phase One trade deal that it negotiated with former President Trump.
85% of New York adults have received at least one COVID vaccine shot
New York’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign hit a “major milestone” with 85.1 percent of adults getting at least one jab, Gov. Reaching the number was “putting us one step closer to ending this pandemic and getting our lives back to normal,” Hochul said. The statewide COVID-19 positivity rate Friday was 2.22 percent and, when measured on a seven-day average, it was 2.47 percent. The positivity rate in New York City Friday measured on a seven-day average was 1.36 percent. There were 32 deaths from the virus in New York Friday including seven among New York City residents.
Congressional mom Elise Stefanik says she can have it all
Stefanik, now 37, was the youngest woman ever elected to the House when she won office in 2014. On Aug. 27 she became its newest mom: when 9-pound, 3-ounce Sam, who came in at 23 inches long, was born. The night before Sam arrived, Stefanik chaired a conference call with fellow Republican lawmakers in the House to discuss the deteriorating situation. Sam’s first public appearance was a local 9/11 memorial, while his first letter came from former President Trump, who offered congratulations. “If President Trump is reelected president I think it would be an honor to serve in his administration,” she said.
Weed company to sell THC-infused ‘beverage enhancer’ kit in New York
A new “beverage enhancer” from cannabis mega-corp Curaleaf offers users a dainty, five milligram liquid dose of THC for just $35 per plastic bottle. Curaleaf’s new product “Select Squeeze” is now available in New York. Because the THC is formulated so absorption begins in the user’s mouth, users can feel its effects in about 15 minutes, the company says. So far only Curaleaf’s watermelon flavor is for sale in New York, where only card-carrying medical marijuana patients can legally purchase it. The New York board that will regulate medical marijuana — including by licensing recreational sellers — still has four vacancies.
More than a dozen businesses fined for flouting NYC’s vaccine mandate
So far, 14 businesses — out of 27,500 inspected — have been hit with fines by the city for disobeying new vaccination rules. City businesses that disregard the mandate face a warning, followed by a $1,000 fine for a first offense, $2,000 for the second, and $5,000 for each additional violation. NY GOVERNOR REFUSING TO BUDGE ON VACCINE MANDATE FOR NURSES: YOU'RE REPLACEABLEEnforcement of the mandate began Sept. 13, after a weeks-long public service announcement campaign. We are basically handling over a list saying, these are the businesses in New York City that are not compliant." "It’s really not about money for most of these businesses," Josh added.
Ex-con ‘OT King’ at Board of Elections accused of sex harassment
The ex-con “overtime king” at the beleaguered Board of Elections cost taxpayers even more money when the agency settled a sexual-harassment complaint against him. Samuels was escorted from his BOE office Friday and placed on a two-week suspension, according to Arthur Schwartz, a lawyer for the union that represents Samuels. Schwartz said he did not know the reason for the suspension, but it was not related to the sexual harassment allegations. He landed in the lockup again in 1997, pleading guilty to possession of a 9mm handgun and misdemeanor assault after beating up his girlfriend, also a Board of Elections employee, records show. A spokesman for the Board of Elections said the agency “does not comment on personnel or litigation matters.”
California sheriff won’t impose vaccine mandate: report
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says it won’t be requiring employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, fearing such a move would cause a significant reduction in its workforce. Villanueva, a Democrat, said he’s vaccinated and encourages his 18,000 underlings to get vaccinated, but doesn’t want to impose it. In July, the sheriff refused to back a county indoor mask mandate — saying the COVID-19 precaution is “not backed by science” and that the law enforcement agency won’t enforce it. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says it won’t be requiring employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. AFP via Getty ImagesMore than 26,000 people have died of the coronavirus in the county of Los Angeles.
Trump, with spate of 2022 endorsements, goes where no former president’s gone before
Former President Trump’s endorsement is hands-down the most sought after in the Republican Party, and Trump isn’t disappointing. "Once again former President Trump is proving to march to the beat of his own drums," veteran political scientist Wayne Lesperance said. The former president’s political endorsements come as the GOP aims to win back majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections. Among them are secretary of state candidates in Arizona, Georgia and Michigan, three states Trump narrowly lost last year to now-President Biden. While Trump’s endorsements -- for better or worse -- immediately impact the 2022 race, Lesperance also sees an ulterior motive.
Liberal influencers seize on latest school shooting to push gun control
Shortly after news broke of a shooting inside a Dallas-area high school, liberal influencers demanded stricter gun control measures, even though Texas Gov. A new Texas open carry law, which went into effect on Sept. 1, applies only to those aged 21 and older. CRUZ AND ABBOTT EXPRESS GRIEF OVER TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING, OFFER PRAISE FOR FIRST RESPONDERSGun control activist Fred Guttenberg, who tragically lost his 14-year-old daughter in the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018, claimed that under Gov. Progressive political news host Brian Tyler Cohen also cited the open carry law in a tweet to his 400,000 followers. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMother Jones Senior Reporter Ari Berman also suggested the open carry law was tied to the shooting.
NJ union pushes teachers to log student vaccine info through progressive app
The largest teachers union in the country has instructed New Jersey educators to log student and parent vaccination information in a progressive campaign app, according to a report. Teachers are enticed with gift cards in return for logging details from conversations with students and parents in Reach, a campaign data app first developed for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to Fox News. Teachers log conversations about vaccines with parents and students in the app, allowing organizers to follow up later to book vaccination appointments or present pro-vaccine arguments to the hesitant. The largest teachers union in the country has instructed educators to log student and parent vaccination information in Reach, a campaign data app. ReachNew Jersey State Sen. Holly Schepisi told Fox News that, while she supports vaccination, having teachers use a political canvassing tool to influence “personal medical decisions” was unethical.
SBA to hire independent firm to review finances
The NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association is hiring an independent accounting firm to review its finances in the wake of the federal probe into its embattled leader for allegedly misspending union funds, The Post has learned. Ed Mullins resigned Tuesday night after FBI agents raided SBA offices in Manhattan and his home in Port Washington, Long Island, earlier in the day. A police officer since 1982, Mullins rose to sergeant in 1993 and was elected president of the sergeants union in 2002. The SBA represents about 13,000 active and retired NYPD sergeants and controls a $264 million retirement fund. The case went to trial in September but was put on hold when one of Mullins’ lawyers experienced an unspecified medical emergency.
Value of NYC office space plummets after pandemic: report
The Big Apple’s office building sector suffered its first decline in property values in more than two decades as the COVID-19 pandemic caused more people to work remotely, helped shut down businesses and left thousands of workers jobless, a new report found. The market value of the city’s office building inventory plummeted 16.6 percent over the past year – its first such decline since at least 2000, according to a report released Thursday by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The 15-page report says the pandemic wiped out years of growth in the office sector, gutting $28.6 billion in market value from the city’s more than 463 million square feet of office inventory, and costing $850 million-plus in property taxes in the city’s fiscal 2022 budget. While large chunks of the office space remain vacant, there’s been some discussion in the industry about converting it into residential housing with the city facing an affordable housing shortage. the report says.
Sen. Josh Hawley tells religious conservatives nation needs a 'baptism of courage'
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told a gathering of religious conservatives on Friday that the faithful need a "baptism of courage" as they encounter new pressures from the left. The gathering of religious conservatives included speakers lamenting the Justice Department's recent attempts to probe intimidation at school boards. DOJ recently announced it would coordinate a nationwide investigation after the National School Board Association (NSBA) suggested educators might be encountering domestic terrorism. Nonetheless, Hawley has expressed concern about the NSBA letter, which invoked the Patriot Act, and the potential for overreach. Hawley described the case as the most important pro-life case in a generation and hoped the Court would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Cops seize 800 pounds of illegal weed in Oregon
Eight hundred pounds of marijuana along with half a million dollars of grow equipment was seized by police in Oregon, according to a report. Though marijuana is legal for recreational use in the state of Oregon, the Sept. 22 drug raid busted up an unregulated, illegal grow operation, The Oregonian reported. In addition to the marijuana and equipment, 5,719 plants were seized from the 29-acre property in North Plains, Ore. The total haul was worth about $6.5 million. The raid followed two other large busts of illegal cannabis businesses in the state since August.
More than 600 migrants pulled off truck at US-Mexico border
Mexican officials have yanked 652 migrants off trucks at the border with the United States — including hundreds of unaccompanied children. Border officials stopped three trucks in the crime-ridden Mexican state of Tamaulipas when they heard voices coming from inside sealed containers, the Wall Street Journal reported. The bust is one of the largest human smuggling operations in recent memory, local officials said. VIA REUTERSThe bust is one of the largest human smuggling operations in recent memory, local officials said. On Friday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with officials in Mexico City to discuss how to curb the rise in human smuggling.
Greenwald: Facebook whistleblower is being embraced by liberals intent on controlling political discourse
Journalist Glenn Greenwald feels the Facebook whistleblower is a tool to halt content which "offends the sensibilities and beliefs of Democratic Party leaders and their liberal followers." In a Substack entry headlined, "Democrats and Media Do Not Want to Weaken Facebook, Just Commandeer its Power to Censor," Greenwald wrote whistleblower Frances Haugen is being embraced by the left because she helps advance the quest for more control over online political discourse. "Democrats do not make any secret of their intent to co-opt Silicon Valley power to police political discourse and silence their enemies," Greenwald wrote. "Haugen is just their latest tool to exploit for their scheme to use the power of social media giants to control political discourse in accordance with their own views and interests." He also noted social media companies have censored news that could have been harmful to then-candidate Joe Biden and "united to effectively remove" former President Donald Trump from the internet.
Fuel shortages force shutdown of Lebanon’s electricity grid
Fuel shortages have forced Lebanon’s largest power stations to shut down Saturday, leaving the country without central electricity for “several days,” officials warned. “The Lebanese power network completely stopped working at noon today, and it is unlikely that it will work until next Monday, or for several days,” the official said. The state electricity company confirmed in a statement that the thermoelectric plant at the Zahrani power station had stopped. Fuel shortages have forced Lebanon’s largest power stations to shut down Saturday, leaving the country without central electricity for “several days,” officials warned. Intermittent fuel shortages have forced the closure of several businesses in the country, which is grappling with a deep economic crisis after consecutive governments piled up huge debts after the country’s 1975-1990 civil war.
China vows ‘peaceful reunification’ with Taiwan
Chinese president Xi Jinping promised to achieve “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan Saturday, capping a week of escalating tensions with the island. Taiwan, which is democratically ruled, responded that only its citizens could decide its future, and called on China to end its coercion. Taiwan has come under increased military pressure from China to accept its rule. “Taiwan independence separatism is the biggest obstacle to achieving the reunification of the motherland, and the most serious hidden danger to national rejuvenation,” he said, according to a Reuters report. A navy soldier adjusts a Taiwan flag onboard ROCS Chang Chien in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Oct. 9, 2021.
Taliban rejects US help to fight Islamic State terrorism
The Taliban ruled out any possible cooperation with the US to fight Islamic State terrorism –which has increasingly plagued Afghanistan since the withdrawal of American troops. “We are able to tackle Daesh independently,” Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told the Associated Press, using an Arabic name for the terrorist organization. Senior US and Taliban officials are meeting this weekend to discuss the rising spate of terrorist violence. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen has indicated that they will be fighting the Islamic State without US help. For their part, Taliban fighters destroyed an Islamic State hideout north of Kabul last week.
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