May 30,2022

More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  Hiring a hitman: Inside one Florida man's alleged plot to murder his sister's ex, a prominent attorney.  New bid to spin Hunter Biden’s laptop.  NY lawmakers push to fatten fees for lawyers in medical malpractice cases.  The real cure for the 'woke mind virus' is in colleges and universities: Steve Hilton.  Brian Mast calls out Biden's foreign policy on Taiwan: It is 'just uncertainty'.  Gowdy on Texas shooting: How has the US still not figured out a way to keep children alive at school?.  The Shameful Six: Never listen to these people again.  Daniel Bellinger’s legacy includes Revolutionary War battles and World War II heroism. Now he’s bringing that spirit to the Giants.  1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at Memorial Day festival in Oklahoma.  Turkey's Erdogan accuses Sweden and Finland of supporting terrorism, potentially thwarting NATO aspirations.  More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  Hochul warns gun traffickers ‘don’t come to NY’ as she continues push for weapons ban.  NY Democrats are whining about the mess they made by trying to defy the voters.  Texas School Shooting: NBC's Chuck Todd says GOP 'obsessed' with an 'absolute right' that 'does not exist'.  Harvard University student newspaper survey of graduates finds very few lean conservative.  MTA calls for more legislation protecting transit workers against assaults.  NYC Mayor Eric Adams has the power to stem the rising crime rates.  Republican Rep. Kinzinger says it would be 'no-brainer' to raise minimum age to buy a firearm to 21.  Appeals court rules against Christian mail carrier who sued USPS over Sunday shifts.  Gov. Greg Abbott heckled at memorial for victims of Texas school shooting.  Pro-Russia Ukrainian Orthodox Church splits from Moscow patriarch in 'huge blow to Putin'.  
Hiring a hitman: Inside one Florida man's alleged plot to murder his sister's ex, a prominent attorney
       
That woman, Katherine Magbanau, was convicted late Friday of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and solicitation to commit murder. Regardless of whether she did or did not know of the alleged plans for Markel’s murder – and whether she likes it or not – Wendi Adelson remains at the heart of the case. On the day of the murder, Wendi Adelson sat for an interview with police that lasted at least six hours and without an attorney, she has said. After Markel’s death, Wendi Adelson stayed in Tallahassee "for a few days" before moving away from the area, telling the prosecutor she didn’t feel safe. She said Markel’s family was "utterly tormented by the whole situation."
New bid to spin Hunter Biden’s laptop
       
Kevin Morris’ map of thoughts about Biden’s laptop that he has shared with confidants. A third laptop belonging to Hunter was stolen by Russian drug dealers in August 2018, during a bender in Las Vegas, according to Hunter, who recorded himself telling the tale in a video on the Mac Isaac laptop. In other words, these videos are unique to the Mac Isaac laptop, confirming that it is not a clone of the earlier Ablow laptop. The publication date of the column corroborates the time stamp of the video, created 23 days after Hunter left his second laptop with Ablow. He even flew to Serbia with a film crew in November and infiltrated the set of “My Son Hunter,” an upcoming movie about Hunter’s ­laptop.
NY lawmakers push to fatten fees for lawyers in medical malpractice cases
       
State lawmakers are pushing a bill that would help pad the pockets of lawyers representing clients in medical malpractice lawsuits, The Post has learned. GNYHA cites data showing New York leads the nation with medical malpractice payouts totaling $37.04 per capita, with New Jersey a distant second at $28.92 per capita. Check out more newslettersLegislators have become more sympathetic to pro-medical malpractice legislation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Campaign records show Bailey has received five contributions totaling $2,500 from the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers Political Action Committee since 2016. Both lawmakers defended the legislation to fatten lawyers’ fees, a bill that has been kicking around episodically for years.
The real cure for the 'woke mind virus' is in colleges and universities: Steve Hilton
       
"The Next Revolution" host Steve Hilton examined the extent to which colleges have been infiltrated by the left's "woke" ideology on his show Sunday, arguing that the "cure for the woke mind virus" can only be found where it originated; at institutions of higher learning. WOKE UNIVERSITIES' NEWEST SOCIAL JUSTICE CRUSADE: FIGHTING ‘FATPHOBIA’STEVE HILTON: This is where it all starts, with academics and theorists and over time your local school board, your employers, HR department, AOC, teenagers, they're all speaking fluent ‘woke.' But to fight back against ‘wokeism,’ it is not enough just to rail against cancel culture, or complain about woke corporations. The cure for the woke mind virus will be found in the very spot where society got sick in the first place. Institutions of higher learning are incredibly influential, whether we like it or not, they incubate the leaders of society.
Brian Mast calls out Biden's foreign policy on Taiwan: It is 'just uncertainty'
       
Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., critiqued President Biden’s foreign policy in regard to Taiwan on "Sunday Night in America." Host Trey Gowdy asked him specifically on Biden’s recent comments stating that the U.S. would get involved militarily to defend Taiwan should China invade. Because the White House was later forced to walk back those comments, Mast reprimanded Biden’s foreign policy as "just uncertainty." He also warned voters have become more concerned on foreign policy issues such as Ukraine and the southern border as inflation continues to hamper Americans. GOLD STAR PARENTS LAUNCH OPERATION 300 IN HONOR OF SON WHOSE LIFE WAS LOST IN AFGHANISTAN"When they’re looking at foreign policy, they’re looking at what’s going on in Ukraine but when they think foreign policy right now they’re thinking southern border.
Gowdy on Texas shooting: How has the US still not figured out a way to keep children alive at school?
       
TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATESTREY GOWDY: Schools and churches were once safe havens seemingly immune from the evils of the outside world. When 20 children were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School I knew this country would do something…. I knew this country would come together, despite our differences to make sure elementary schools were safe. Those that talk about the sanctity of life, prove it by protecting the lives of children. There is seemingly nothing that we cannot do, except keep children alive while simply attending elementary school… Hearing that children were killed again saddens every person of good conscience.
The Shameful Six: Never listen to these people again
       
Word to the wise, cadets: Milley isn’t a guy anyone should listen to, on this or anything else. But he’s hardly alone on the “never listen to them” list. *Randi Weingarten, head of the United Federation of Teachers, spread disinformation to defend terrible COVID policies that pandered to her members’ fears, doing incalculable damage. Getty Images/Chip SomodevillaFormer Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was among those who tried to discredit The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Getty Images/Eric Thayer*Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper helped lead the charge on trying to discredit The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Daniel Bellinger’s legacy includes Revolutionary War battles and World War II heroism. Now he’s bringing that spirit to the Giants
       
Sealed inside a plastic bag, a photograph of George Bellinger floated away from a rented motor boat and disappeared into the Pacific Ocean. Just like he did. Sixty-three years before his eldest son and a grandson he never met closed a chapter in family history by visiting Jaluit Atoll on a propeller plane in 2005, Navy Lt. George Bellinger was last seen above those waters as the leader of a bombing section during the raid on the Marshall Islands in World War II. Bellinger flew one of 28 planes that took off from the deck of the USS Yorktown and soared into the stormy early-morning darkness on Feb. 1, 1942, as part of America’s first major offensive after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The 31-year-old pilot never returned to the ship, nor to his family in Glens Falls, N.Y., but he left behind a lineage that now stretches into the NFL.
1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at Memorial Day festival in Oklahoma
       
Two juveniles were among those shot at the Memorial Day event near Taft, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement. AP/Ian Maule/Tulsa WorldTwo juveniles were shot at the Memorial Day event. AP/Ian Maule/Tulsa WorldThe agency provided no other details including the conditions of those injured. “They didn’t hit us, thank God.”Neicy Bates and her husband were operating another food truck when the shots rang out. Walton, who lives in Taft, said for decades the town has held a multi-day festival over Memorial Day weekend.
Turkey's Erdogan accuses Sweden and Finland of supporting terrorism, potentially thwarting NATO aspirations
       
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Sweden and Finland of supporting terrorism on Saturday, indicating that Ankara likely won't let up its opposition to the Scandinavian countries joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "For as long as Tayyip Erdogan is the head of the Republic of Turkey, we definitely cannot say 'yes' to countries which support terrorism entering NATO," Erdogan told reporters as he returned from Azerbaijan on Saturday. Sweden and Finland formally applied to join NATO earlier this month, which would represent a historic expansion of the Western military alliance. Sweden and Finland also halted arms sales to Turkey in 2019 after the country launched an incursion into northern Syria. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that he is confident Turkey will be able to work out its differences with Sweden and Finland.
Hochul warns gun traffickers ‘don’t come to NY’ as she continues push for weapons ban
       
“I will continue my fight calling for laws to ban these weapons, regulate them. But until that time, I have my state police out there watching the [state’s] borders, because [illegal weapons are] coming over,” she told the roughly 50 parishioners at the church. “’ Don’t come to New York, because we’re going to catch you.’ ”Hochul announced in her January State of the State address that she was forming a task force targeting illegal guns. New York officials are working towards eradicating illegal guns from the streets. Hochul had formed a task force targeting illegal guns.
NY Democrats are whining about the mess they made by trying to defy the voters
       
New York Democrats have been whining since the state Court of Appeals tossed their gerrymandered US House and state Senate maps on April 28, but they have only themselves to blame. Rather than follow the Constitution, the Legislature took over the process before the commission submitted a second plan. While it is beyond doubt that the independent commission process broke down, many suspect that this was the scheme all along. Faced with the explicit language in the state Constitution, the courts issued a strong rebuke to the Legislature and Gov. The plans create many competitive House and state Senate seats while protecting minority voting rights.
Texas School Shooting: NBC's Chuck Todd says GOP 'obsessed' with an 'absolute right' that 'does not exist'
       
NBC News host Chuck Todd criticized Republicans' responses to the mass shooting at an elementry school in Uvalde, Texas on Sunday, saying the GOP was "obsessed" with gun rights that "do not exist." Todd began Sunday's "Meet the Press" by mocking any response from conservatives and Republicans about the tragedy that did not include more gun control. Todd suggested there was no "absolute right" to own a gun in this country. "Because this current version of the Republican Party is being held hostage by a vocal minority obsessed with an absolute right that does not exist," he declared. SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah argued in a Saturday column for MSNBC, that there was no constitutional right to own a gun.
Harvard University student newspaper survey of graduates finds very few lean conservative
       
A Harvard University student newspaper survey of graduating students found that only 6.4% of the people who responded have a conservative-leaning after attending the private Ivy League institution. It found that 4% of graduates from the class of 2022 lean conservative, and 2.4% lean "very conservative." 1.4% of the graduating students surveyed identify as apolitical, according to the student newspaper. 51.8% of graduating students surveyed have a favorable view of President Biden, compared to 30.1% who hold an unfavorable view. It found that 54.1% of graduating students surveyed support "defunding or abolishing ICE," and just 15.3% support "Elon Musk's bid to buy Twitter."
MTA calls for more legislation protecting transit workers against assaults
       
The MTA and union officials are asking New York state lawmakers to pass a bill that would protect more transit workers from assaults before the legislative session ends, The Post has learned. Under current law, individuals who assault or harass certain transit workers — such as subway train operators or conductors — “with intent to cause physical injury” can be charged with assault in the second degree. MTA statistics published online show subway workers sustain an average of two attacks every week this year alone. Unfortunately, however, in recent years there has been an trend of increasing attacks on transit workers,” reads the letter. Sen. Leroy Comrie is also making efforts to protect the transit workers.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams has the power to stem the rising crime rates
       
Daniel Enriquez was identified as the victim who was shot and killed during an unprovoked attack on a northbound Q train. To make matters worse, the City Council and even some local district attorneys don’t seem too keen on playing ball either. Police remove Andrew Abdullah from the 5th Precinct in Manhattan after he was charged with murder in the shooting of Daniel Enriquez. These measures may not fully plug the hole in our public-safety ship, but perhaps they can keep us afloat long enough to correct course. His first book, “Criminal (In)Justice: What the Push for Decarceration and Depolicing Gets Wrong and Who It Hurts Most,” comes out in July.
Republican Rep. Kinzinger says it would be 'no-brainer' to raise minimum age to buy a firearm to 21
       
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., voiced support for raising the minimum age to buy firearms on Sunday following a spate of mass shootings committed by adults younger than 21. "I think that raising the age of gun purchase to 21 is a no-brainer. If you look at the Parkland shooting, you look at Buffalo, you look at this shooting, these are people under the age of 21," Kinzinger told ABC News. "We know that the human brain develops and matures a lot between the age of 18 and 21. We just raised, without really so much as a blink, the age of purchasing cigarettes federally to 21.
Appeals court rules against Christian mail carrier who sued USPS over Sunday shifts
       
A federal appeals panel ruled against a Christian and former Pennsylvania mail carrier who sought a religious exemption from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to avoid working Sundays. USPS does not usually deliver mail on Sundays, but will occasionally make exceptions, such as for priority mail or Amazon packages. "Inconvenience to Groff’s coworkers alone doesn’t constitute undue hardship," Hardiman argued. Because USPS has not yet shown that it could not accommodate Groff’s Sabbatarian religious practice without its business suffering undue hardship, I respectfully dissent."
Gov. Greg Abbott heckled at memorial for victims of Texas school shooting
       
Greg Abbott was heckled by mourners Sunday during a visit to the Texas school where 19 children and two teachers were killed. Greg Abbott visits a memorial at Robb Elementary School. “If they couldn’t save those kids, why would I rely on them to protect my granddaughter?” she said.? ?“I don’t know what we’ll do with [granddaughter] Scarlett, home-school, maybe.”?People yell at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as he arrives with President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial. Abbott as he arrives at the memorial outside Robb Elementary School.
Pro-Russia Ukrainian Orthodox Church splits from Moscow patriarch in 'huge blow to Putin'
       
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) has formally separated itself from Moscow Patriarch Kirill, a key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid Putin's invasion of Ukraine in what one analyst calls a "huge blow to Putin." More than 100 churches in Ukraine had rejected the UOC in favor of the Kyiv-based Othodox Church Ukraine (OCU), which had split from Moscow in 2019. "We fully understand how the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is suffering today," the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in central Moscow. "This is a huge blow to Putin," Koffler told Fox News Digital Sunday. "Kirill and Putin are buddies," she explained, noting that the Russian president "has weaponized the Russian Orthodox religion as a geopolitical tool."
MSNBC, The View go off on blood-drenched Republicans, call for 2nd Amendment repeal: 'Barbarians'
       
In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, MSNBC and ABC’s "The View" used the tragedy to tear into Republicans and propose drastic gun reform measures, some of which included outright removing guns from civilian hands. BETO O'ROURKE’S TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING PRESS CONFERENCE STUNT PRAISED BY ‘THE VIEW’ HOSTS: ‘I WAS HERE FOR IT’Over on ABC’s The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg echoed Dean’ position, seeming quite confident that Americans would soon have to give up their AR-15’s. In the same segment, Goldberg became agitated, threatening physical violence if Republicans continued to express empathy for the victims of the Texas shooting. If your thoughts and prayers were really with everybody you’d have done something by now," Golberg added. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: ELON MUSK ASKS WHY MEDIA GIVES MASS MURDERERS THE ATTENTION THEY DESIREA number of other hosts and guests also expressed their frustration with members of the GOP.
MSNBC column argues there is no constitutional right to own a gun
       
Comedian Dean Obeidallah wrote a column for MSNBC on Saturday that argued the right to own a gun was decided by a "cravenly political" Supreme Court rather than the U.S. Constitution. Obeidallah argued while the Second Amendment referenced the right to "bear arms," it wasn’t until the 2008 court decision that the nation decided to codify "an individual’s constitutional right to have a gun." If the framers wanted to create a constitutional right to gun ownership, then they would have made the Second Amendment a mirror of the First Amendment," Obeidallah wrote. You don’t need to be a lawyer to understand that the Second Amendment was never intended to provide an individual a constitutional right to possess a gun. Some liberal activists like filmmaker Michael Moore called for the repeal of the Second Amendment.
Blaming cops for Texas school massacre ‘unfair’ and ‘destructive,’ Sen. John Cornyn says
       
A Texas senator says it is “destructive” and “unfair” to blame local cops for the delayed response to the tragic Texas school shooting that left 21 dead, including 19 kids. “The second-guessing and finger-pointing among state and local law enforcement is destructive, distracting and unfair,” Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican, wrote on Twitter on Friday. The Department of Justice announced Sunday it will conduct an independent probe of the Uvalde police response. AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, FileCrime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers on May 24, 2022. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, FileRamos, 18, was later gunned down by police — but only after the slaughter.
Ex-NYPD commish Bratton says it’s ‘mind-boggling’ how poorly police responded to Texas massacre
       
Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says it is “mind-boggling” how much Texas authorities mishandled last week’s school massacre. “It’s mind-boggling and frustrating.”Bratton, who also headed the Los Angeles and Boston police departments, said Texas authorities failed to adopt active-shooter guidelines that came about after the 1999 Columbine High School mass shooting in Colorado. “He opted to keep those 19 officers outside the classroom.”Meanwhile, “the misinformation that’s been put out by government officials in Texas is mind-blowing,” too, Bratton said. During Bratton’s radio interview, he said his “pride” in his profession had been “diminished” by the police response in Texas. But that pride was diminished somewhat this week with the mishandling by the Texas authorities,” the retired chief told Catsmatidis.
Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul, 82, arrested for DUI: report
       
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband was arrested in California this weekend and charged with drunk driving. Paul Pelosi, 82, was nabbed just before midnight in Napa County, California. Napa police and Nancy Pelosi’s office did not immediately return a request for comment from The Post. More details surrounding the incident were not immediately available, and it’s unclear if Pelosi was driving alone when he was arrested. Napa County Criminal Justice NetworkPelosi was released at 7:26 a.m. Napa County Criminal Justice NetworkPaul and Nancy Pelosi have been married since 1963.
Biden missing in action as Iranians protest regime and declare 'America is not the enemy'
       
Police fired tear gas into the air to disperse the angry crowd of hundreds near the building site, online video analyzed Saturday shows. Videos shared online showed a massive crowd near the Metropol Building on Friday night, with lights shining on its facade. In a second video, demonstrators at street level are seen chanting: "Our enemy is here; they lie that it is America!" The United States government—both under Democratic and Republican administrations—has recognized Iran’s regime as the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism. Iranians in Khuzestan, Esfahan and Tehran reported significant, serious disruptions to internet access, including blockages when trying to upload images of protests to social media.
ABC, NBC, CNN guests weigh in on whether Congress will finally act on gun control: 'A different moment'
       
Media pundits debated on Sunday whether Congress will actually act and come together on a gun bill following the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting. She said that Sen. McConnell, R-Ky., doesn't often engage publicly about what he asks of his members, making this more significant. DEMOCRATS PLEDGE TO PRESS GUN CONTROL TO FOREFRONT OF 2022 MIDTERM ELECTIONSPhilips noted McConnell is a "steadfast opponent to anything that resembles gun control." At the beginning of ABC's "This Week," Jonathan Karl asked if Congress "will finally act" after "decades of doing nothing." "I met with Sen. Cornyn this morning.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul arrested in California, charged with DUI
       
Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi's husband, has been arrested after allegedly driving under the influence late Saturday night. Paul Pelosi was arrested in Napa County, California at 11:44 p.m. on Saturday night, and was charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. He was booked into jail at 04:13 a.m. on Sunday, and released at 7:26 a.m. according to Napa County records. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPA spokesperson for Rep. Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she would not be commenting on the "private" matter. "The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast," the spokesperson said.
Nancy Pelosi defends abortion stance on MSNBC, hits back at archbishop by referencing the Bible
       
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attempted to defend her Catholic faith and how it squares with her pro-choice beliefs on MSNBC after a San Francisco archbishop barred her from receiving Holy Communion. Pelosi also criticized the Catholic Church for its inaction against death penalty backers. DC ARCHDIOCESE SILENT ON PELOSI COMMUNION BAN, EMAIL SAYS MEDIA REQUESTS 'WILL BE IGNORED'"I wonder about the death penalty, which I am opposed to," Pelosi said. NANCY PELOSI ‘POLITICIZING HER FAITH’ OVER COMMUNION BAN IS ‘TERRIBLE LEADERSHIP’: JONATHAN MORRISShe then turned her attention to San Francisco archbishop who denied her communion, who she claimed has previously been "vehemently" anti-LGTQ. Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion,'" he said in the letter.
Bidens pay respects in Uvalde after mass school shooting
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived Sunday afternoon in Uvalde, Texas, where they visited a memorial for the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting before attending mass at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. DOJ TO INVESTIGATE POLICE RESPONSE TO UVALDE SHOOTING"Our hearts are broken," Garcia-Siller said. After mass, the Bidens are then scheduled to meet with the families of victims and survivors of the shooting at the Uvalde County Event Center. The Bidens’ visit to Uvalde comes after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School.
Rep. Donalds on inflation: Biden is 'selling us out to the Chinese
       
Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., argued on Sunday that President Biden’s economic plans are "disastrous" for America and "empower China." Speaking during an exclusive interview on "Sunday Morning Futures," Donalds argued that Biden is "selling us out to the Chinese." The Florida congressman made the arguments as inflation sits near 40-year highs and as gas prices hit a fresh record on Sunday. Donalds argued that one reason food prices have been soaring is ‘because fertilizer is a derivative of oil production." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"It is going to hurt us on the world stage, not help us," Donalds argued.
Ukraine’s Zelensky says Putin ‘does not fully understand’ his own war
       
“I can’t see their willingness, nor can I see any practicality in what we are talking about,” Zelensky said, adding that he wants to speak with Putin directly. UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/EPARussian President Vladimir Putin Getty ImagesThe pessimistic remarks came as Zelensky on Sunday visited troops in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, for the first time since the war broke out. Every day, risking their lives, they fight for Ukraine’s freedom,” he wrote on the Telegram about his rare frontline trip. Buildings lie in ruin in Kharkiv, Ukraine on May 29. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meets with Finnish Prime Minister Marin in Kyiv, Ukraine on May 26.
Young Texas school shooting victim ‘bled out’ waiting for help: family
       
One of the young victims of the Texas school massacre bled to death while waiting for nearly an hour for police to come to the rescue — possibly dying because of the delay, a first-responder allegedly told her mom. “Her child had been shot by one bullet through the back, through the kidney area,” Gutierrez told the outlet. Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez said the girl might have lived if police responded quick enough to the massacre. Among those facing scrutiny for the delay is Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo, who allegedly made the call to hold cops back when the shooting started. The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation into the mass shooting and have yet to announce a motive for the bloodbath.
Serious Senate bipartisan talks on gun control are underway, Dem says
       
?Serious bipartisan negotiations are underway in the Senate to come up with new gun laws to prevent mass ?shootings such as those at an elementary school in Texas and a grocery store in Buffalo?, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Ct.) said Sunday?. Every single time after one of these mass shootings?, there’s talks in Washington, and they never succeed. [But] I am at the table in a more significant way right now with Republicans and Democrats than ever before. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he is willing to support gun-safety legislation after the mass killings in Texas. Uvalde police chief Pete Arredondo speaks at a press conference following the shooting at Robb Elementary School.
DOJ to probe delayed police response to Texas school massacre as criticism mounts
       
The Justice Department said Sunday that it is launching a probe into the delayed police response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. “As with prior Justice Department after-action reviews of mass shootings and other critical incidents, this assessment will be fair, transparent and indecent. Uvalde police chief Pete Arredondo speaks at a press conference following the shooting at Robb Elementary School. Austin American-Statesman-USA TOThe DOJ said the move comes at the request of Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin amid rising criticism of local cops. Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo has been among those taking heat and is now holed up in his home with a police guard to keep reporters away.
NBC analyst: 'Shame on Democrats' if they're not talking about saving children ahead of midterms
       
NBC analyst Cornel Belcher said Sunday that Democrats have "an opportunity to change the dynamic" in the November elections if they're talking about saving children's lives ahead of the midterms. Belcher, a Democratic pollster, said that Democrats are "supposed to lose everything" in the midterm elections, as history says. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATESHe added that Democrats should also discuss abortion rights ahead of the elections. Democrats have called for stricter gun control legislation in the days following the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead. DNC deputy communications director Daniel Wessel told Fox News Digital that Republicans chose the gun lobby over the country's children.
Uvalde law enforcement officers' tactical response was 'heartbreaking:' Rep. Crenshaw
       
During an interview on "Fox & Friends Weekend," Sunday, Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw responded to emerging reports on the various blunders committed by law enforcements during their tactical response to the Uvalde school shooting. REP. DAN CRENSHAW: …On this Memorial Day weekend, we're memorializing small children who were executed by a madman. There's two types of tactical scenarios in general when you're when you're going on a target. And the training specifically says in the manual that if you don't like that, you should find another career field. CRENSHAW CALLS FOR ‘ACCOUNTABILITY’ IN UVALDE POLICE RESPONSE: ‘PROTOCOLS WERE NOT FOLLOWED’WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE:
Dem Sen. Cardin says ‘jury’s out’ on whether Senate can pass gun reform after Uvalde
       
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said "the jury’s out" on whether Senate Democrats can get enough Republican support to pass gun reform legislation after last week’s mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "I’m confident if we can get a bill on the floor on the gun issues and can pass it, it will be the right signal to the American people. Democrats have been pushing for gun reform legislation since the shooting, ranging from red flag laws, to universal background checks, to a so-called assault weapons ban. Cardin said Sunday that any legislation will save "some lives," even if it wouldn’t have prevented the Uvalde shooting specifically. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I think we could do some things that will save lives," Cardin said.
DOJ to investigate police response to Uvalde shooting
       
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Sunday that it is conducting an investigation into the law enforcement response to the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "At the request of Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin, the U.S. Department of Justice will conduct a Critical Incident Review of the law enforcement response to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24," spokesman Anthony Coley said in a statement. "As with prior Justice Department after-action reviews of mass shootings and other critical incidents, this assessment will be fair, transparent, and independent," he added. "The Justice Department will publish a report with its findings at the conclusion of its review." McCraw said teachers and children repeatedly called 911 asking for help as Ramos carried out the attack.
Uvalde shooter wasn’t the only sniveling little coward — so were the cops
       
And if someone like O’Neill had been in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last Tuesday, then I would have given the sniveling little coward of a shooter two hopes of surviving longer than a few seconds: no hope… and no hope. Law enforcement work the scene after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. Colonel Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety speaks during a news conference outside Robb Elementary school. A man and a child pay their respects at a memorial to the victims of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting on May 28, 2022. Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following the shooting on May 24, 2022.
VP Kamala Harris demands ban on assault weapons, says they have ‘no place in civil society’
       
?Vice President Kamala Harris has called for a ban on assault weapons after the horrific mass shootings at an elementary school in Texas and a supermarket in Buffalo, saying the weapons have “no place in a civil society. It includes, let’s have an assault weapons ban?,” she said. Harris also spoke at the funeral of Ruth Whitfield, 86, the oldest victim of the Buffalo mass shooting. Olive Baptist Church, referring to a string of mass shootings in the US. Congress passed a law banning assault weapons in 1994 during the Clinton administration, but former President George W. Bush allowed the law to expire in 2004.
What Is The Libertarian Party?
       
This week, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, Whitney Bilyeu joins Abby in the classroom to help explain the history and philosophies of the Libertarian Party. Whitney shares how the Libertarian Party is built on the principles of “don’t hurt people and don’t take someone’s stuff.” Later, Whitney explains to Abby how she believes voter education will promote the evolution of the Libertarian Party. Keep up with Abby after class on Twitter: @abbyhornacek
Winsome Sears on Texas school shooting: ‘It’s not the gun’
       
Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears, R-Va., slammed the politicization of the gun control debate following the Uvalde, Texas school shooting. On "Fox & Friends Weekend," Sunday, Sears argued "emasculated" men and fatherless homes are some of the several issues hurting America's children and impacting mass shootings. DAN BONGINO: PRETENDING THAT GUNS CAUSED TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING IS NOT BEING ‘SERIOUS ABOUT THE PROBLEM’WINSOME SEARS: When I was at the NRA, I saw mothers and daughters, young daughters and grandmothers, and all they want is to be able to protect themselves. Martin Luther King Jr wanted a concealed carry permit, and he was denied because they said he didn't have good character. If we come to find the wrong problem, we're going to come up with the wrong solutions, and it's going to continue.
Biden, first lady to meet with grieving families of 21 killed in Texas shooting
       
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel Sunday to Uvalde, Texas, to grieve with the families of the 21 victims of last week’s massacre at an elementary school, huddle with first responders and attend Mass at a Catholic church in the community. “Let’s be clear, evil came to that elementary school classroom in Texas and that grocery store in New York,” Biden said. “We cannot outlaw tragedy, I know, but we can make America safer,” President Biden said. The killers in Buffalo and Uvalde were both 18 and both used AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles to carry out their carnage. Biden, speaking at the White House on the evening of the Texas shooting, called for new gun laws.
American soldiers killed in WWI remembered forever in NYC ale house
       
Every day is Memorial Day at McSorley’s Old Ale House in Manhattan. The venerable New York City saloon has been slinging suds on East 7th Street in the East Village since 1854. The removal of the haunting World War I memorial, however temporary, ignited controversy within the New York City bar scene. About 117,000 Americans were killed in a few short months of horrific fighting in World War I. At least one of the New York City World War I memorials is seen by millions of people each year lording over the Crossroads of the World.
How you can save money buying storm supplies
       
With an active severe weather season underway and promises for a busy hurricane season, officials in several Southern states are advising residents to stock on storm supplies and save a few dollars in the process. Floridians are expected to save more than $25 million on the purchase of tax-free items in advance of the hurricane season. The cost of preparing for a storm can run in the thousands of dollars, so any money that a family can save is undoubtedly helpful to the wallet. Floridians are expected to save more than $25 million on the tax-free items. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says successfully preparing for a storm can potentially avoid costly damage during a disaster.
2024 Watch: Trump takes a hit after Georgia defeats, but still the ‘800-pound gorilla’
       
Former President Donald Trump, at his rally this weekend in Wyoming, pushing back against those suggesting his political demise. KEMP'S LANDSLIDE PRIMARY VICTORY IN GEORGIA A SETBACK FOR TRUMPTrump spent the past year and a half crucifying Georgia Gov. And Trump backed GOP attorney general challenger John Gordon was demolished by incumbent Chris Carr. Trump stands head and shoulders ahead of the other potential 2024 GOP White House hopefuls in early public opinion polling. Looking ahead to 2024 and a potential Trump White House run, Erickson said the former president's serious setbacks in Georgia mean "that if he doesn’t have the clout now to do something like this, he’s not going to have the clout come 2024."
Texas school shooting: At NRA convention, Abbott says gun laws don't stop 'madmen' from killing
       
TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATES"This is the time of year that children look forward ot the end of the school year and the promise of summer adventures. But nineteen innocent children will never come home from that last week of school," Abbott, a Republican, said. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING SUSPECT SAID ‘GOODNIGHT,’ PLAYED ‘SAD’ MUSIC BEFORE FIRING, 11-YEAR-OLD SAYS"Just as laws didn't stop the killer, we will not let his evil acts stop us from uniting the community that he tried to destroy," Abbott added. In Congress, Democrats are calling for tighter federal gun laws while moderates in both parties in the Senate work on a possible deal for legislation either on background checks or red flag laws. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Uvalde shooting was the second major mass shooting in the United States this month, following an apparently racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., in recent weeks.
Spring clean your online career presence
       
Feind Reeves noted that Squarespace is a very intuitive, inexpensive website builder and leaves you with a professional-looking product. Then ask them to do the same for you.”Regularly maintain your online professional personaYour digital presence is often the first impression a hiring manager or recruiter has of you. “Use your social media to show that you are interested, engaged and knowledgeable about what is happening in your industry,” said Feind Reeves. Digital profiles are not “one and done.”“Google yourself every once in a while,” said Feind Reeves. This upkeep takes a little time a few times a month, but “it’s an investment in yourself,” said Feind Reeves.
Can I make my workers do two extra hours in their shifts?
       
Can I require my existing employees to work longer hours? We currently have 8 hour shifts but we would like to expand them to 10 hours until we find more help. An employee at my firm recently resigned and gave three weeks notice, saying that she wants to give me as much time as possible to find a replacement for her job. You can ask them to leave the same day that they give notice and just pay them through that day. You are under no obligation to accept a resigning employee’s offer of a notice period.
Trump slams Liz Cheney as a 'warmonger' who loves 'endless, nonsensical, bloody wars'
       
Former President Donald Trump called out GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyo., for "loving endless, nonsensical, bloody wars" during his rally in Wyoming Saturday evening. Trump ripped Cheney and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, as "warmongers" who pushed the U.S. into international bloodbaths. "That’s why Liz Cheney voted no on bringing our troops back home from Syria, where they didn’t even want to have us," he continued. "Cheney is at the front of the parade trying to get us to go into wars with Russia or anyone else that wants to bite," Trump said. Trump blasted Cheney at the rally for her stance on foreign policy, border security and election integrity, telling the crowd she is "America last."
Uvalde, Texas shooting: Blaming police for waiting is ‘destructive, distracting, and unfair,’ Sen. Cornyn says
       
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) defended police officers and law enforcement agencies after it was revealed they waited over an hour outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas during Tuesday’s mass shooting. "The second-guessing and finger-pointing among state and local law enforcement is destructive, distracting, and unfair," he tweeted Saturday. The second guessing and finger pointing among state and local law enforcement is destructive, distracting, and unfair. Easy to criticize with 20-20 hindsight https://t.co/ssq2FAInDX — Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) May 28, 2022"There will be plenty of time to sort this out later. https://t.co/zLCnf8WJoS — Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) May 28, 2022In yet another tweet, Cornyn said the officers should still face an investigation and potentially be penalized once investigators "nail down facts."
Germany, France call on Putin to hold 'serious' negotiations with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
       
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to have "serious direct negotiations" with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in order to reach "a diplomatic solution" to the war. According to Moscow, Putin told Macron and Scholz that increasing military supplies to Ukraine risks "further destabilizing" the conflict. The Ukrainian president previously said he was not "eager" for dialogue with Russia, but noted that such conversations would likely have to happen for the war to end. Russian and Ukrainian delegations have held multiple discussions since Russia launched its invasion in late February, although negotiations have recently stalled. UKRAINE-RUSSIA WAR: MOSCOW-BACKED REBELS CLAIM PROGRESS IN DONBAS OFFENSIVERussia previously claimed that more than 900 of the Ukrainian fighters were transported to a reopened prison colony in Russian-occupied Donetsk.
Los Angeles DA George Gascon slammed by combat veteran congressman over Memorial Day tweet: ‘Wrong holiday’
       
Republican Congressman Mike Garcia slammed progressive Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon on Saturday over a tweet that Gascon posted to commemorate Memorial Day. The Recall George Gascon campaign has so far collected more than 450,000 signatures as of last week, it said. George Gascon has been widely talked down on over a policy barring his deputy district attorneys from seeking cash bail. Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagThe recall effort is the second attempt after the first failed to collect enough signatures by its deadline. In addition, more than 30 cities in Los Angeles County have issued votes of no confidence against Gascon.
U.S.-supplied Howitzers have reached Ukraine military, amid ongoing war with Russia: Defense minister
       
Ukraine has received a shipment of M109 howitzers from the United States, replenishing its supplies amid its ongoing war with Russia. Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said the new shipment of artillery weaponry has reached Ukraine’s front lines, including the M777 howitzers, FH70 howitzers, and CAESAR SPHs that were supplied by the U.S., the UK, and France, respectively. "I am also happy to announce the news: the 155-mm artillery pool is being replenished," Reznikov said in a statement. The defense minister also said Ukraine received anti-ship Harpoon missiles from its Danish partners. The cooperation of partnership states that provide Ukraine with weapons and equipment is already unprecedented," the defense minister said.
Kamala Harris calls for 'assault weapons ban' in wake of Uvalde, Buffalo mass shootings
       
Vice President Kamala Harris called for a ban on "assault weapons" on Saturday after she spoke at the funeral of a woman killed in the Buffalo, New York grocery store mass shooting earlier this month. Though "assault weapons" is a broad term, Harris was certainly referring to guns like AR-15-style rifles used in both the May 14 Buffalo shooting and the Uvalde, Texas school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPShe told reporters before boarding the plane, "You know what an assault weapon is? You know how an assault weapon was designed? An assault weapon is a weapon of war with no place, no place in a civil society."
Russia test-fires its latest hypersonic Zircon missile
       
The Russian navy on Saturday conducted another test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military’s long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate of the Northern Fleet in the White Sea launched the Zircon cruise missile in the Barents Sea, successfully hitting a practice target in the White Sea about 540 nautical miles away. The launch was the latest in a series of tests of Zircon, which is set to enter service later this year. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Zircon is capable of flying at nine times the speed of sound and has a range of 620 miles. Zircon is intended to arm Russian cruisers, frigates and submarines and could be used against both enemy ships and ground targets.
Neighbor blasts Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo as ‘a coward’ in wake of massacre
       
“Pete Arredondo is a coward. Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo is reportedly staying at his home with security guarding the area. “I do not understand why the police from Uvalde, Texas, are guarding Pete Arredondo’s home,” Torres said. “If they can not protect the children and citizens of Uvalde, Texas, then they have no business in law enforcement. The latest from the Texas school shooting“They may as well go flip burgers somewhere else.”
Joe Biden’s loose lips could sink ships
       
They said the United States is still only committed to selling Taiwan military equipment to defend itself and claimed Biden was definitely not talking about “regime change” in Russia. CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/ShutterstockIn his book “The Sleepwalkers,” author Christopher Clark masterfully describes how World War I started despite no European leader wanting war or believing one would happen. Check out more newslettersAre we on the verge of sleepwalking into World War III? I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks.”Yet now we’re seemingly ready to go to war over Taiwan. So perhaps our China policy is to speak loudly and carry a small stick.
Eric, it’s safety first! Adams’ loud promises to NYC businesses not kept
       
Adams is a frequent customer at some of the city’s glitziest and most pricey restaurants (on a salary of around $250,000). Adams was photographed on the red carpet sporting an “End Gun Violence” jacket — as if we all need to be reminded. Letting down supportersBuyer’s remorse is starting to roil the relationship between the mayor and the city’s business leaders. Mayor Eric Adams seems to be reveling in the spotlight at events like the Met Gala, which he attended with longtime partner Tracey Collins on May 2. Let’s hope Adams got their message and, by all means, enjoys the city’s nightlife, restaurants and hanging with celebs.
Dan Bongino: Pretending that guns caused Texas school shooting is not being 'serious about the problem'
       
"Unfiltered" host Dan Bongino took gun control advocates to task for their response to the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting in Saturday's opening monologue. Even though we have verified, concrete, set-in-stone, unimpeachable evidence that banning guns won't fix the problem. UVALDE, TEXAS, OFFICERS HOSTED 'ACTIVE SHOOTER SCENARIO TRAINING' IN MARCH…There's not one thing that's going to stop this from happening again. Pretending it was the existence of guns that perpetrated this horrific massacre — you're not being serious about the problem. They want to punish us — free Americans — for the actions of an evil, evil individual.
Ex-Proud Boys boss Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio to remain in jail until Capitol riot trial
       
Tarrio claims to have stepped down as Proud Boys’ national chairman. Donohoe, 34, of Kernersville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy and assault charges and has agreed to cooperate in the Justice Department’s cases against other Proud Boys members. Nordean, Biggs, Rehl and Pezzola also remain jailed while awaiting a trial scheduled for August. Rehl was president of the Proud Boys chapter in Philadelphia. The indictment describes Pezzola, of Rochester, New York, as a member of his local Proud Boys chapter.
Brian Kilmeade recounts the history of Memorial Day
       
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade shared a brief history lesson of Memorial Day, honoring the service members who made the ultimate sacrifice on Saturday's "One Nation." It's a stark reminder that freedom isn't free, though, because it's about Memorial Day. MEMORIAL DAY BY THE NUMBERS: FACTS ABOUT THE SOLEMN AMERICAN HOLIDAYThe brutal conflict moved Union Army Maj. Gen. John Logan to establish Decoration Day on May 30, 1868, which could later be known as Memorial Day. One-hundred years after Decoration Day was declared, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, officially making Memorial Day a national holiday — the last Monday in May, creating a three-day weekend. Today, several states in the South still observe Confederate Memorial Day on a separate day honoring Southern soldiers with church services and Civil War reenactments.
How to end the Ukraine war before Western allies give up
       
Morally, Vladimir Putin deserves to keep none of his territorial gains. Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot be trusted with ending his invasion on his own promise. Even temporary, internationally unrecognized territorial gains for Putin will be a bitter pill for Ukraine. (Indeed, the Ukraine war and its aftermath may well provoke a wholesale rethinking by the West of its entanglement with China, too). And the US and allies can, must, take real steps to make sure that any future Putin incursion would get stopped cold.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
       
Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in isolation until at least June 2nd, his office announced Saturday. In a statement, the California Governor's Press Office announced that the Governor is experiencing mild symptoms. PELOSI FIRES BACK AT NEWSOM'S CRITICISM OF DEM PARTY, SAYS ABORTION RIGHTS A ‘CONSTANT FIGHT’On Saturday evening, Newsom's Press Office announced that the Governor has received a prescription for Paxlovid, from Pfizer, and will begin his five-day treatment immediately. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to the Governor's Press Office, Newsom will be following California's SMARTER Plan which includes testing negative before leaving quarantine. According to Newsom's Press Office, California's SMARTER plan implemented by Newsom, hopes to combat the virus by, "testing and treating patients to avoid serious disease."
NYC DOE 'disrespects' Jews with public meetings on Sabbath: leader
       
“But no one at the DOE bothered to show such respect to the Jewish community. Both Brooklyn and Queens happen to have the largest observant Jewish populations in NYC.”Besides Jews, “some Christians and other groups observe the holy Sabbath,” Zakry wrote. Parents representative Effi Zakry blasted Schools Chancellor David Banks over the DOE ignoring complaints from the Jewish community. The DOE made no apology for the scheduling, saying it was set by parents in charge of the Community Education Councils. “Parent leadership led the design of each town hall including confirming the date that best works for their community,” spokesman Nathaniel Styer said.
An Unspeakable Tragedy In Uvalde: What Now?
       
Days after the tragic events where 19 children and 2 teachers were killed in a Texas elementary school shooting, the country remains in mourning for the community of Uvalde. A day after the massacre, host Lisa Brady spoke to Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-TX) and FOX’s Eben Brown to get a sense of how the residents were reacting. Rep. Gonzales, who represents Uvalde, Texas, described the town before Tuesday’s horrible events, what actions his constituents wanted to be done and whether or not Congress could find a middle ground on gun safety legislation. Eben Brown spoke to citizens of Uvalde, Texas, some of which lost family members. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear the entire discussions with both Rep. Gonzales and FOX’s Eben Brown and hear even more about what both of them witnessed as they visited the small Texas city.
NRA members sound off on organization's future, calls for gun control amid Uvalde shooting
       
The annual convention came on the heels of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday which left 19 children and two adults dead. "While I grieve with those families and the others who have lost children in school shootings, we have to have an honest conversation," Franklin added. BETO O'ROURKE, GUN-CONTROL ADVOCATES PROTEST OUTSIDE OF NRA CONVENTION: 'SHAME ON YOU'"There's a big hole in the school system," Mark said. She said it would send a strong message to those thinking of causing harm to school children for them not "to come in this school, that we're prepared for bad people." They're people who use their guns to help you in times needed most.
Letters to the Editor — May 29, 2022
       
My twin sister has epilepsy; one of the devastating side effects of her medications is weight gain. I propose a “moronic councilman laureate” to monitor the useless fools that spend time (and taxpayer dollars) thinking up such stupidities. The Indian Point reactor provided New York City with much of its electricity needs for years before then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo caved to the “Green New Deal” zealots’ ideological opposition to anything nuclear, and had the site closed. Any “Green New Deal” that fails to include nuclear energy as a major component will prove to be a forlorn hope.
Progressive policy experiments hurt the people they claim to help
       
In New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and elsewhere progressive DA’s and other electeds made sweeping “reforms” these past few years: ditching bail, decriminalizing quality-of-life offenses and hamstringing cops. Blacks and Hispanics were 63% of San Francisco shooting victims, though they combine for only 18% of the population. Add to that disastrous COVID school closures — demanded by the same crowd that wants to kill calculus and Shakespeare. San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin faces a likely recall; LA’s soft-on-crime George Gascón faces a second recall vote. Woke school-board members got the boot in San Francisco.
Real Talk: The Texas School Shooting
       
This week, Tyrus gives his thoughts on gun violence as it pertains to the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas and suggests new legislation to put in place.
WaPo worries Uvalde police response problems will ‘take focus off the real issue: guns’
       
The Washington Post editorial board insisted Saturday that readers not be distracted by the mistakes police made in response to the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, but rather "focus" on gun control to prevent mass murder. The piece declared that guns in America are "Too many and too often in the hands of the wrong people." TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING BLAMED ON ALL SECOND AMENDMENT SUPPORTERS BY WAPO COLUMNIST: 'YOU. The editorial board then detailed the criminal and his weapons: "The gunman who shot up the school bought two AR-15-style rifles shortly after turning 18. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"That’s madness, and that’s something we can try to fix with common-sense gun law reform.
Amtrak watchdog says $41 million purchase of Delaware building based on ‘faulty assumptions’
       
Amtrak’s purchase of a building in Wilmington, Delaware for a massive $41 million was based on "significant yet faulty assumptions," according to the agency’s internal watchdog which criticized the purchase in a report. The Amtrak Office of Inspector General said that the purchase of the building for a Unified Operations Center (UOC) program in President Biden’s home state was "largely premised on two significant yet faulty assumptions." The second, linked assumption, was that the purchase would save money to the tune of $50 million. "Neither has materialized because the company did not effectively verify the feasibility of centralizing these personnel and functions including retrofitting the building to accommodate significant IT requirements before purchasing the building," the report said. It would also bring in IT personnel from Atlanta and Washington D.C., saving money on leased space.
‘In the crosshairs’: Department of Navy releases climate change strategy
       
The Department of the Navy this week released its strategy for how it will deal with climate change and proceed toward the government’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. “Climate change is one of the most destabilizing forces of our time, exacerbating other national security concerns and posing serious readiness challenges,” Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said in the introduction to the 32-page report. “Our naval and amphibious forces are in the crosshairs of the climate crisis and this strategy provides the framework to empower us to meaningfully reduce the threat of climate change.”Setting the department on a course to combat climate change is a main priority of Del Toro’s tenure. While the iconic Parris Island and mid-Atlantic naval bases are threatened by climate change, Pentagon officials have also warned of a warming planet’s effect on the military’s Arctic and subarctic bases. The Army released its own climate strategy in February.
Volodymyr Zelensky laments Uvalde, Texas school shooting victims
       
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky offered his condolences after a deadly shooting at an Uvalde Texas school left 19 students and two teachers dead. “This is a tragedy,” he told an audience of students at Stanford University Friday. Take care of the world.”People visit a memorial for the 19 children and two teachers killed in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the people of the US and @POTUS over this tragedy. The people of Ukraine share the pain of the relatives and friends of the victims and all Americans,” he said.
Texas probing whether Peter Arredondo had police radio during disastrous school shooting response
       
The lack of a police radio may explain why Arredondo decided to hold officers back as multiple students called 911 from inside the school begging for help, investigators believe. Cops entered the school about two minutes after the gunman, who barricaded himself in a classroom, where all 21 victims were slain. Col. Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, admitted he should’ve demanded cops to immediately enter the elementary school. We train [officers] to go straight for the shooters and neutralize them.”The latest from the Texas school shootingIn fact, the school district hosted an active shooter drill just two months ago at Uvalde High School. The state-mandated curriculum for the training included a section on an active shooting morphing into a “barricade crisis.”
Uvalde police response delayed by ‘scrambling’ to find tools to pry open steel door, Rep. Gonzales told
       
While on-the-ground in Uvalde, Texas, Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, told "Fox News Live" Saturday he spoke to a wounded officer who told him police response units were "scrambling" to find a tool to open the school door to get to the gunman. He learned the locked steel door only opened outward, "not inward," making it more difficult to break down. DAN PATRICK ON UVALDE POLICE RESPONSE: ‘WE WERE NOT TOLD THE TRUTH’REP. TONY GONZALES: I spoke directly to one of the initial officers that engaged the situation. It was a steel door and it was locked. But what I'm getting at is these folks wanted to get in there as fast as they possibly could.
Los Angeles DA George Gascon slammed by combat veteran congressman over Memorial Day tweet: 'Wrong holiday'
       
Republican Congressman Mike Garcia slammed progressive Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon on Saturday over a tweet that Gascon posted to commemorate Memorial Day . Garcia, who represents California’s 25th congressional district , took issue with the tweet while also criticizing Gascon’s handling of crimes committed in Los Angeles. The Recall George Gascon campaign has so far collected more than 450,000 signatures as of last week, it said. The recall effort is the second attempt after the first failed to collect enough signatures by its deadline. CAITLYN JENNER SAYS 'DISASTER' LOS ANGELES DA GASCÓN IS 'ENEMY NUMBER ONE' AS CRIME SOARSIn addition, more than 30 cities in Los Angeles County have issued votes of no confidence against Gascon.
Former President Trump addresses supporters at Wyoming rally
       
Former President Donald Trump is traveling to Wyoming on Saturday to speak at a rally in support of Rep. Liz Cheney's primary opponent Harriet Hageman. The rally occurred in Casper, Wyoming and speakers were scheduled to begin taking the stage at 1.pm. with Trump scheduled to deliver his remarks at 4 p.m.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPTrump has endorsed Harriet Hageman to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., a vocal Trump critic, who faces re-election in November. Cheney was among the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. Cheney officially filed to run for re-election on Thursday.
Uvalde police response proves need to abolish the police, says MSNBC guest
       
During the latest episode of MSNBC’s The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross on Saturday, leftist police reform activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham claimed the recent Texas school shooting is further proof that America must abolish the police. Cunningham told Cross she believed that law enforcement’s mistakes during the Uvalde, Texas school shooting – namely, reports that officers waited outside the classroom as the shooter committed his massacre – means policing as it currently stands needs to be gutted. For the guest commentator, the Uvalde shooting essentially bolstered the Black Lives Matter "defund the police" narrative progressives adopted in the wake of the death of George Floyd in May 2020. REACTING TO TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING, MSNBC GUEST CLAIMS GOP SACRIFICES CHILDREN TO ‘THE GOD OF GUN OWNERSHIP’She then combined Black Lives Matter rhetoric with the Uvalde shooting to construct her new anti-police narrative. Cunningham continued, asserting that Uvalde’s putting too much money into its police budget for the school shooting response.
Ex-Staten Island Rep. Max Rose facing long odds in redrawn 11th District
       
In fact few politicians have taken it on the chin harder than Democrat Max Rose, according to pundits. Rose is looking to reclaim his old seat in the city’s 11th District, which covers all of Staten Island plus conservative pockets of South Brooklyn like Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. That map was tossed out by a court-appointed Special Master, who redrew the district closer to its original lines. “Democrat Max Rose has banked $1.4 million since losing to [Republican Nicole] Malliotakis by six points in 2020, but his comeback prospects were always predicated on more favorable district lines. Rose, who was born in Brooklyn, had already been campaigning there for months in anticipation of it being part of his original 11th.
Uvalde, Texas police hosted 'active shooter scenario training' in March, had session called 'Stop the Dying'
       
"Active Shooter for School-Based Law Enforcement" was the training hosted by the school district's police department on March 21, with "Peace Officers, School Resource Officers, and campus security officers" encouraged to attend. The training was hosted at Uvalde High School, and covered topics such as "Stop the killing - solo response to active shooter events," "Stop the Dying: Transitioning to First Aid and Evacuation of the Injured," as well as an "Active shooter scenario training and evaluation." TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATES"On Monday the UCISD Police Department hosted an ‘Active Shooter Training’ at the Uvalde High School. The training was mandated by Texas House Bill 2195, which states that school resource officers must complete training on active shooter situations. According to a course guide for the active shooter training program, one of the objectives states that "the student will be able to compare/contrast an active shooter event and a hostage or barricade crisis."
Harris, at funeral for Buffalo shooting victim, says America experiencing 'epidemic of hate'
       
Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday spoke at the funeral of one of the 10 people killed by a gunman at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York – and said that the U.S. is experiencing an "epidemic of hate." Harris spoke at the funeral of Ruth Whitfield, who was one of the 10 killed when a gunman opened fire in a grocery store on May 14. Authorities have said that the gunman, who is White, chose the grocery store because it's in a predominantly Black neighborhood. "And I do believe that our nation right now is experiencing an epidemic of hate." Harris’ remarks comes as President Biden spoke at the University of Delaware and highlighted the shooting in Uvalde.
Russia captures strategically important town ahead of 'next stage' of Ukraine invasion: UK intelligence
       
Russian forces have captured a key town with major ramifications for their invasion of Ukraine, according to the Russian military and British intelligence. Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said Russia had total control of the town of Lyman, according to state media. RUSSIA CLAIMS IT TESTED HYPERSONIC ZIRCON CRUISE MISSILEThe intelligence report went on to speculate that Russian military forces will likely utilize the position to force a river crossing to their advantage. "In the coming days, Russian units in the area are likely to prioritise forcing a crossing of the river. The British intelligence community has released a series of reports documenting expected developments on the Russian side of the conflict.
Fleischmanns, NY voter fraud case dismissed, investigations ongoing
       
A New York State judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging voter fraud in the tiny upstate hamlet of Fleischmanns, but he said the case is now being investigated by law enforcement agencies, according to a court document. “The court notes that petitioner’s allegations of election fraud are serious in nature and does not lightly dismiss their petition,” Burns wrote. Daniel William McKnight for NY PostOnly the State Attorney General can remove elected officials from office, he added. The two candidates who lost the election, Elizabeth Hughes and Daniel Halpren, and filed the lawsuit may still get justice, their lawyer, Daniel Belzil, told The Post. Daniel William McKnight for NY PostBelzil is resident of Fleischmanns and ordinarily represents insurance policy holders.
Biden urges students to take up public service in college address
       
President Biden urged students at the University of Delaware not to lose hope in America and take up a life of public service. “We need all of you to get engaged in public life and the life of this nation,” Biden told graduates of the school in a commencement address. “There’s one message I hope you take from me today: This is no time to be on the sidelines. Biden also reflected on the shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas. REUTERS“Let’s be clear, evil came to that elementary school classroom in Texas and that grocery store in New York,” Biden said.
Ted Cruz confronted by activist at restaurant over Uvalde shooting after NRA appearance
       
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was confronted on Friday by an activist who initially sought a photograph with the Republican lawmaker, before arguing with him about the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde and his support for Second Amendment rights. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: AT NRA, CRUZ URGES ‘SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY’ IN SCHOOLSIn the clip, posted by Indivisible Houston, Hernandez then quizzes Cruz on gun control measures -- including asking why Cruz does not support further background checks. "You know that, but you stand here, you stand at the NRA convention, it is harder when there are more guns to stop gun violence." "Why does this keep happening," Hernandez yells, before accusing Cruz of coming to the convention to "take blood money." TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATESIt marks the latest instance by left-wing activists confronting or haranguing lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who do not agree with them.
Texas school shooting: Houston CrimeStoppers CEO discusses how parents can protect kids at school
       
The nonprofit, which has been active for 42 years, has a mission to "solve and prevent crime in partnership with citizens, media and the criminal justice system," with a particular focus on school safety, Mankarious told Fox News Digital. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATESSchool handbooks often detail policies and safety procedures a school or district has in place in case of a threat. "I cannot tell you how many parents will call me and say, 'Security's the last — if not smallest — line item … on the school budget," Mankarious said. … Where there is a disconnect, parents need to be monitoring what their children are doing online. While certain politicians and organizations have championed school safety as a priority, "everybody moves on," which is "very hard for the victims' families," Mankarious said.
Donald Trump’s Media Company Plans “Non-Woke” Streaming Service Featuring “Canceled Shows”
       
Donald Trump’s media and technology company has committed to developing a new streaming service TMTG+—in a recent SEC filing—that will be considered a “non-woke alternative” to Netflix and Disney+. TMTG, which is backed by $1 billion from a number of different investors, began with the social media platform Truth Social earlier this year. With this latest news, it appears the company now plans to take on the giants of streaming. Yesterday morning the former president’s company expanded on its plans in a prospectus disclosed to the SEC. TMTG’s programming will thus provide a non-woke alternative to the programs offered by streaming services that operate in an increasingly politicized environment.
Queens pol wants NYC Sheriff’s Office to crack down on abandoned boats
       
Enforcement would fall to the city’s deputy sheriffs, while the Parks Department would become officially responsible for removing abandoned boats, a duty it already carries out. Unlike abandoned cars, New York lacks a formal system with enforcement rules for removing and disposing abandoned boats. Ariola’s bill would also require the Department of Small Business Services to create and maintain a log of abandoned boats and their locations. The Parks Department would become officially responsible for removing abandoned boats, a duty it already carries out. Ariola said her new bill, when updated, would also set up a recycling program for abandoned boats.
State Department dumbing down its diplomat applications
       
For nearly a century, since 1924, the department has weeded out applicants for its coveted overseas posts with the Foreign Service Officer Test, or FSOT — essentially, an SAT for wannabe diplomats. “A narrow focus on a pass/fail foreign service exam … didn’t take into account the applicant’s holistic qualifications,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a recent briefing. The State Department provides a 74-book reading list to help applicants prepare. “With this policy, Antony Blinken’s State Department is saying that does not matter as much.”DUMBER DIPLOMATSHere are sample questions from the State Department test for foreign service hopefuls:In 1964, the U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution authorizing:A. the partition of Vietnam. 1C. 2D. 3Answers: D; A; ASource: US Department of State, Foreign Service Officer Test Information Guide
Zelensky says Donbas will be ‘Ukrainian again’ despite Russian gains
       
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky promised his countrymen that the eastern Donbas region would be “Ukrainian again” — even as Russian forces continue to make gains in the troubled territory. “That’s why we have to increase our defense, increase our resistance, and Donbas will be Ukrainian again,” Zelensky said in a Friday address CNN reported. There’s no real alternative,”Zelensky also conceded that fighting in the troubled region was “very difficult.” The US Department of Defense said Russia continues to make “incremental gains” in Donbas. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the Donbas region will be “Ukrainian again” despite the gains Russia has made. Photo by FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty ImagesUkrainian firefighters at a factory that was hit by Russian shelling in the city of Bakhmut in the Donbas region on May 27, 2022.
How Tim Scott rose from poverty to become our only black GOP senator
       
CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Tim Scott knows the hassle that comes with being both black and conservative. Recently “The View” host Sunny Hostin said that being a black Republican is an oxymoron, and Scott, who is the only black Republican in the US senate, just shook his head. Despite having risen to become the most prominent elected black Republican in the country, Tim Scott has never forgotten where he came from. While Scott may be the only black Republican senator, he’s quick to remind critics that the Democrats have just two black senators. As for being the only black Republican in the US Senate, Scott deadpans, “Let’s not forget that the Democrats only have two black senators.
Russian soldier death toll reaches 30,000 in Ukraine war
       
Russia has now lost 30,000 soldiers in its war with Ukraine, as the months long invasion continues to stall amid fierce Ukrainian resistance. The mounting losses are beginning to stir unrest in Russia, where the country’s state-controlled media keeps a tight lid on bad war news. Body of dead Russian soldier lying on the street next to a Russian truck in the Vil’khivka village. SOPA Images/LightRocket via GettSmoke rises from a Russian tank destroyed by the Ukrainian forces. “We understand that if our country does not stop the special operation, there will be even more orphans.”“In the course of the [special] operation, young people, who otherwise could have brought enormous benefits to our country, are killed or become disabled,” Vasyukevich continued.
Uvalde police chief who delayed officer response will join City Council
       
The school district police chief who held officers back during Tuesday’s chilling massacre is set to join the Uvalde City Council, according to reports. Arredondo was elected to the Uvalde City Council in the municipal election on May 7 after tallying up nearly 70 percent of the vote, Uvalde Leader-News reports. Arredondo, is the Chief of Police for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and oversees eight schools, was not at the news conference. McCraw, who did not name Arredondo, said the police chief mistakenly believed it had become a barricade or hostage situation. There was no excuse for that.” Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public SafetyThe Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
West Virginia woman with pistol shoots, kills man firing at graduation party: 'Saved several lives'
       
A woman in West Virginia fatally shot a man Wednesday night who had begun firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of dozens. The people were attending a birthday and graduation party outside a Renaissance Circle apartment complex. The woman was attending the West Virginia party. No one attending the party was injured. "Instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night," Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett told news outlets Thursday.
Biden to University of Delaware grads, 'We can't outlaw tragedy, but we can make America safer'
       
President Biden gave a commencement address Saturday at his alma mater, University of Delaware, for their 2022 graduation ceremony. Speaking about recent struggles in the U.S., Biden highlighted the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were shot and killed by a lone gunman. UVALDE, TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: 19 CHILDREN, 2 TEACHERS KILLED, SUSPECTED SHOOTER DEAD"In the face of such destructive forces we have to stand stronger. We must stand stronger," Biden told the audience. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The progress in our country has always been met with ferocious pushback from the oldest and darkest forces in America always," Biden told the audience.
Queens Rep. Gregory Meeks had cozy connection with Russia before Ukraine war
       
Janella Meeks is deputy director of government and public affairs for the company, according to her LinkedIn profile. Meeks alongside Rep. Michael McCaul from Texas after a speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in March 2022. He formed the US-Russia Economic Relations Caucus in 2011 to support Russia’s bid for World Trade Organization membership. He and Grimm, who served eight months in prison for tax evasion in 2015, also lobbied Congress to end the Jackson-Vanik amendment to the 1974 Trade Act which restricted trade with Communist bloc countries. Two years later, in 2014, when Russia invaded Crimea, the Russia Caucus, which had hosted Russian visitors to Washington DC and presentations by Russian officials, was winding down, according to Politico.
LaGuardia High School in NYC in uproar over ‘equitable’ academics
       
The academic debasement of LaGuardia High School — Manhattan’s renowned “Fame school” — is accelerating, parents fear, as woke principal Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos makes plans to slash its demanding 10-period schedule down to eight periods a day for most students. “Teachers have been warning students and parents that the eight-period day will decimate academics at LaGuardia,” a furious mom told The Post. “Not just advanced academics, but all academics.”Principal Yeou-Jey Vasconcelos has drawn the ire of parents for the plan. “There appears to have been lots of misinformation,” Orlen told the 160 parents, teachers, and students who listened in. A third of them take only three years of math and science, and nearly 40% skip out on languages after two years.
Nevada Senate race: Anti-Laxalt funding traces back to DC dark money network, foreign billionaire's group
       
Before 2020, the Family Friendly Action Fund had never taken in more than $442,000 annually since its launch in 2018. The money went to the committee just days after the Sixteen Thirty Fund had transferred $200,000 into its coffers. The Sixteen Thirty Fund has also provided $75,000 worth of in-kind administrative support and polling services to Change Now, Federal Election Commission records show. Between 2016 and 2020, the Berger Action Fund transferred $135 million into the Sixteen Thirty Fund. The Somos PAC previously received millions from the likes of America Votes, Michael Bloomberg and George Soros during the 2020 elections.
Iran disperses crowd angry over building collapse killing 29
       
Iranian riot police fired tear gas and shot into the air to disperse an angry crowd of hundreds of people near the site of a building collapse in the southwestern city of Abadan, online video analyzed Saturday showed. Videos shared online showed a massive crowd of hundreds near the Metropol Building on Friday night, with lights shining on its facade. However, angry crowds have been gathering in Abadan since Iran on Thursday held a 100,000-person rally to mark the release of a new state-backed pop song called "Hello Commander." The collapse reminded many of the 2017 fire and collapse of the iconic Plasco building in Tehran that killed 26 people. Iran has blamed Israel for the shooting, which mirrored other attacks carried out by its intelligence service and allies.
Texas school shooting blamed on all Second Amendment supporters by WaPo columnist: 'You. It's your fault'
       
A Washington Post opinion column Thursday addressed every single Second Amendment-supporting American in the second person and declared, "You. It’s your fault" that the Texas school shooting and others happened. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: ELON MUSK ASKS WHY MEDIA GIVES MASS MURDERERS THE ATTENTION THEY DESIREShe mentioned how other politicians, "seeing the backlash" to Obama’s statements, "learned what not to say. If it’s a ‘you’ problem, it’s an ‘us’ problem, too — the United States and its culture writ large, right and left included." Emba concluded her screed, writing, "It’s time to admit that we — we Americans, and the rationalizations we tolerate — are to blame.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Uvalde police response: 'We were not told the truth'
       
Reacting to new details emerging on law enforcement's initial response to the Uvalde school shooting tragedy, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Saturday that state officials "were not told the truth" over the amount of time it took to subdue the shooter. Patrick also said that the decision not to more quickly move in against the gunman was a "bad decision, and that decision cost lives." He drove on to the campus, but he was not on campus, as we were told and led to believe. And for me, it's 140 or 150 people killed in Texas in the last six or seven years of collective anger when we're not told the truth.
Honduran MS-13 gang member with prior deportations sentenced for drug, gun crimes
       
A Honduran MS-13 gang member and illegal immigrant with prior deportations has been sentenced for 90 months in federal prisons for drug and gun crimes, the Department of Justice announced Friday. Franklin Pinedo-Caceras, nicknamed "Bomba," had entered the U.S. illegally in 2014, and was deported in 2016. Border Patrol agents regularly apprehend MS-13 gang members, and other gang members coming across the border. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThere have so far been 321 apprehensions of gang members in FY 2022, already almost topping the 348 encountered last fiscal year and the 363 encountered in FY 2020. Earlier this month, Border Patrol agents in Rio Grande Valley picked up three MS-13 gang members — one with previous charges for assault and battery and another with a conviction and time served for money laundering.
Save big all summer long and beyond with a Sam’s Club Membership, now $5
       
You can save big on all your BBQ must-haves, outdoor necessities, and more with a Sam’s Club Membership. Yep, that means a year-long membership to Sam’s Club is essentially yours for just $5, and it will help you save money for twelve months straight. Shave money off your monthly budget all year with this record low Sam’s Club membership opportunity. Sam’s Club Membership, $15, plus a $10 gift card upon signupGetty ImagesAside from wandering the aisles and discovering a plethora of savings, Sam’s Club memberships also include some other awesome perks. Take advantage of this amazingly low Sam’s Club membership offer at just $15 and take home a $10 Sam’s Club E-Gift Card, too, effectively making your membership just $5 before May 31st.
Ex-Assemblyman Keith Wright suing city for $10 million over false arrest
       
Former Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright was wronged, according to his $10 million lawsuit against the city. “My arrest and incarcerations embarrassed and humiliated me to such a degree, that I was grossly ashamed and depressed,” he says in the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit. Wright, 66, was arrested Sept. 16 for allegedly leaving the scene after hitting an e-bike rider with his car door at 138th Street and 5th Avenue in Harlem. “And of course, not to mention how filthy it was.” He was “so mentally devastated and embarrassed by his arrest that he was somewhat dysfunctional,” court papers claim. Johnson later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and in 2018 ran unopposed for a Manhattan judgeship — a move Wright, as party leader, greenlit.
Sandy Hook dad: Here’s how to prevent the next mass shooting
       
As with many gunmen of mass shootings, the Uvalde shooter exhibited several warning signs before his attack, yet no one intervened. Daniel was a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Gun violence is a public health epidemic — not a partisan issue, and demands smart, strategic policy solutions. Barden says that gun violence is a public health epidemic — not a partisan issue. James KeivomMark Barden is co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund, and the father of Daniel, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy on Dec. 14, 2012.
Matthew McConaughey makes return to hometown of Uvalde to help community ‘heal’
       
Matthew McConaughey returned to his grieving hometown of Uvalde, Texas, after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary school left 19 children and two teachers dead. After learning of the horror unfolding, McConaughey released a lengthy statement on social media about the tragedy. “Thank you Matthew for helping to heal our community,” Gonzales tweeted. “Appreciate Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey helping us heal,” he said. “As you all are aware there was another mass shooting today, this time in my hometown of Uvalde, Texas,” the actor wrote on social media.
School shooting protocols changed after Columbine to a 'every second counts' approach: experts
       
School safety experts told Fox News Digital that school shooting prevention protocols have changed dramatically since the Columbine High School attack in 1999 but the recent shooting in Uvalde, Texas shows that more can still be done. TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATESThat tactic, Former Acting Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department Michael Downing told Fox News Digital, is known as immediate action rapid deployment. "You deploy immediately on the threat and you stop the threat," Downing, a counterterrorism expert, told Fox News Digital. WHO IS THE TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTER? Downing told Fox News Digital that the country needs to "change the conversation from defense to offense."
Gas prices won't affect Memorial Day weekend travel plans, Americans say
       
Most Americans who spoke with Fox News said they wouldn't change their Memorial Day weekend plans despite record-high gas prices impacting their budgets. "We’re only going down for Memorial Day itself," she said of her planned visit to the Jersey Shore. "The rest of the weekend we're staying around because the gas prices are making us stay home." HIGH GAS PRICES WON'T DETER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TRAVEL, AAA EXEC SAYS"Spending extra money anywhere else is pretty much not gonna happen," Kathy continued. THIS IS HOW MUCH YOUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ROAD TRIP WILL COST WITH RECORD HIGH GAS PRICESTravelers told Fox News they felt strain from high gas prices, but wouldn't let them ruin their plans.
Chicago pastor: ‘I live on a roof to raise cash for black youths—but BLM won’t help’
       
Brooks’ church is located on “O Block,” named for gang member Odee Perry, where violence is a constant (above). Project HoodAt the end of 2020, I emailed the director of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation for the first time on the website where it says you can apply for donations. I kept emailing and asking: How do you go about trying to get funds for your organization from Black Lives Matter? NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThere’s a Black Lives Matter chapter in Chicago but they’re like a secret. I’ve been saying for a long time that Black Lives Matter doesn’t benefit the black community in any way.
Democrats are gaslighting American parents about school vouchers
       
Greg Abbott voiced his support for providing private school vouchers and charter school opportunities for students in Texas. Abbott is not alone in advocating for increased parental empowerment: 32 states and the District of Columbia provide parents with school vouchers, educational savings plans and tax-credit scholarships. The vast majority of voters support school choice policies. Public schools spend an average of $16,000 per year per student, while private schools spend $12,000 per student per year on average — a 25% savings. Prolonged pandemic-era school closures — and multi-billion dollar school bailouts — are helping to boost support for where and how parents educate their kids.
Russia claims it tested hypersonic Zircon cruise missile
       
Russia has successfully tested a hypersonic Zircon cruise missile, the country's Ministry of Defense said Saturday. Video shows the missile fired from the Barents Sea and striking a target in the White Sea with great precision. Russia recently completed test launches of the Sarmat – an intercontinental missile that can carry nuclear warheads, according to reports. While countries including the U.S., China, Israel, and others also boast extensive nuclear programs with evolving weaponry, Russia currently maintains the world's largest stockpile of nuclear warheads by sheer volume. The United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense reported Friday that Russia has recently begun deploying the 50-year-old tanks from deep storage.
Comfort dogs arrive in Uvalde to provide support after Texas school shooting
       
A group of emotional support dogs arrived in Uvalde, Texas this week after an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. The trained dogs were sent from all over Texas as well as two from Oklahoma and Colorado to provide mourners with a source of comfort. So we just show up with the dogs.”A young girl pets a comfort dog at a vigil for the 21 people killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The organization provided canine support for past mass shootings, including the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting that left 26 dead. The dogs were sent to Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. after a gunman killed 17 people in the horrific 2018 massacre.
Biden's energy policies do nothing to increase supply as gas prices break records
       
THIS IS HOW MUCH YOUR MEMORIAL DAY ROAD TRIP WILL COST WITH RECORD HIGH GAS PRICESWhy are gas prices up? Democrats have run Washington for 16 months, yet they have done nothing to increase the supply of American energy. On Biden’s first day in office, he cancelled the Keystone pipeline, which would have lowered energy prices in this country. Democrats seem utterly oblivious to the pain and suffering that high gas prices are causing to families across the country. Last week I asked the Secretary of the Interior if she thought that gas prices were too high.
The hitchhiker's guide to bipartisan talks to forge a solution on gun violence
       
A bipartisan coalition of senators is engaged in talks to address gun violence. "We've got to get the timing right. The timing right. The timing right. We may not know the focus of the bipartisan Senate talks.
A Memorial Day Encore…’The Seminal Question Each Memorial Day’
       
Trey revisits a special episode that honors the lives of those men and women who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty defending the United States. He asks if their sacrifice was worth it for the country they left behind, and requests that listeners take time in their own life to remember the meaning of Memorial Day. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
US issues new sanctions against North Korea after missile tests
       
The U.S. targeted two Russian banks Friday as part of new sanctions over alleged support for North Korea and its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The sanctions come after what the U.S. says were three new ballistic missile launches by North Korea on Tuesday, including one intercontinental ballistic missile. The new sanctions also target a Belarus-based North Korea man who the United States says was helping generate funding for the missile launches, and a trading company. NORTH KOREA LAUNCHES 3 TEST MISSILES AS BIDEN LEAVES ASIABIDEN, SOUTH KOREA TO COORDINATE ON NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR THREAT RESPONSEOn Thursday, China and Russia vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution sponsored by the United States that would have imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea for its spate of intercontinental ballistic missile launches that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. Thursday's vote represented the first serious division among the five veto-wielding permanent members of the U.N.’s most powerful body on a North Korea sanctions resolution.
Ukraine says Russian advances could force retreat in part of east
       
“Russian forces have performed poorly in operations in built-up urban terrain throughout the war,” they said. Russian troops advanced after piercing Ukrainian lines last week in the city of Popasna, south of Sievierodonetsk. A building is seen heavily damaged amid Ukraine and Russia’s war in the town of Popasna near the Luhansk region of Ukraine on May 27, 2022. Russian forces shelled parts of Kharkiv on Thursday for the first time in days killing nine people, authorities said. Another official said Russian forces had shelled the town of Zelenodolsk.
NY Dems ‘snub’ Hispanic pols, scramble to add speakers to convention
       
“We’re not on a tentative list? The Democratic Party has revealed itself. It’s very glaring that [Brooklyn congresswoman] Nydia Velázquez is not on the speaking list. Espaillat, the first Dominican American to serve in the House, told The Post that James, not the state Democratic Party, asked him to address the crowd at Thursday’s affair. We have to be at the table.”He said the snafu spoke to a broader problem in the Democratic Party.
Texas lawmaker calls out Chuck Schumer for blocking 'bipartisan' school safety bill
       
Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Texas, said Democrats are politicizing gun safety and advocated for school resource officers on Friday's "The Ingraham Angle" in the aftermath of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. If you look at all the policies that have been thrown out there — you look at the ones that work, without a doubt, having school resource officers on campus works. And he's talking about how in his years, his career he spent with all these bills on gun control and on gun safety. This problem has gotten worse. And we're sitting here now having to deal with him talk to us and taking solutions off the table.
Physician explains why heterodox views on COVID led to his Republican conversion
       
Physician Dr. Pierre Kory explained how his anti-establishment views on COVID-19 affected his change in political parties Friday on "The Ingraham Angle." DR. PIERRE KORY: Science should not be involved with politics, and I'm seeing these divisions breaking out in medicine that seem to be influenced by political allegiances. It's extremely dystopian, and I find it really disorienting, and it's bad for medicine. The lack of self-awareness — of really what I'm seeing now from the Left and from Left-leaning media — that they're abandoning their principles. It's absolutely going to hurt medicine if he keeps doing this, and it has to stop.
Greg Gutfeld: The media doesn't know when to quit
       
And like Brian Stelter at a pie eating contest, they never seem to know when to quit. GREG GUTFELD: THE LEFT WANTS YOU 'ANGRY, DESPERATE AND CONFUSED'It's natural after a tragedy, I suppose, to report and report. GREG GUTFELD: BIDEN TAKES EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DIVIDE AMERICAWe play Monday morning quarterback Monday through Friday and then some. I mean, I'm a powerful cog in this machine we call the media, but I don't have that kind of influence. The media almost turns the story into a late-night infomercial, telling young, mentally unstable men who might be watching that, you too could be a household name.
Florida condo collapse settlement reached, tops $1 billion
       
The agreement to end litigation over the Champlain Towers South tragedy awaits approval by Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman, but that should just be a formality. The agreement to end the lawsuit over the Champlain Towers South tragedy awaits approval by Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman. Champlain South had a long history of maintenance problems and questions have been raised about the quality of its original construction and inspections in the early 1980s. A large banner highlights the names of the 98 people killed at the site of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside, Fla on May 12, 2022. The Champlain Towers South was 40 years old and its condominium association had been struggling with compliance at the time of the collapse.
A data-based solution for America’s bloody gun epidemic
       
Democrats push the same set of policy prescriptions after each horrific mass shooting like Tuesday’s massacre of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. But as we suffer through yet another anguishing episode in our epidemic of gun violence, unique to the US, it’s time for a new idea — one based in evidence and data. Age-based restrictions that keep guns away from young men offer our best hope for addressing a genuine crisis and saving lives. Auto-insurance rates are higher for drivers under 25, because, statistically, they are responsible for more accidents than any other group. But one thing is certain: If we continue to let young men have guns, we’ll continue to witness gut-wrenching tragedies.
Daily Beast releases apology to Hunter Biden’s laptop repairman
       
The Daily Beast has issued an apology to the Delaware computer repairman who acquired Hunter Biden’s laptop for wrongly claiming in a past story that the computer was “stolen.”The apology to John Paul Mac Isaac appeared in a Wednesday editor’s note attached to a story the Daily Beast published in Dec. 2020 alleging the laptop was pilfered, Fox News reported. “An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to Hunter Biden’s laptop as ‘stolen.’ We have removed that word, and we apologize to Mr. Mac Isaac for the error,” the editor’s note reads. Isaac, 45, was left with the infamous laptop after Hunter Biden abandoned it at his shop in 2019. John Paul Mac Isaac, 45, was left with the infamous laptop after Hunter Biden abandoned it at his shop in 2019. Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty ImagesDisturbing images such as this one were found on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which was abandoned at a repair shop.
Mike Pompeo endorses Nevada candidate David Brog in bid for U.S. Congress
       
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo endorsed David Brog, who is running in Nevada's 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Nevada deserves a fighter who knows how to defeat these dangerous ideas," Pompeo said in a statement released by Brog's campaign. POMPEO EXPLAINS WHY HE WOULD WELCOME TRUMP'S RETURN TO TWITTER"Secretary Pompeo made the world a safer place by understanding that American strength deters aggression — and our weakness invites it. I look forward to working with Secretary Pompeo to restore American strength and American leadership at home and abroad," Brog, an attorney and political writer, said. The Nevada Senate revised its four congressional districts' boundaries in November, making the once-solidly blue 1st Congressional District a bit more competitive.
Chicago-area man allegedly slashes another man with machete in parking spot dispute
       
A Chicago-area man allegedly slashed another man repeatedly with a machete during an argument over an apartment complex parking spot, police said. Once at the scene, they found a 61-year-old man with multiple "deep lacerations" to his body, authorities said. The victim said he was involved in an argument with a man in reference to the suspect not being allowed to park in an apartment complex parking lot. CHICAGO POLICE SEARCH FOR MAN WHO POINTED GUN AT NEWS CREW DURING LIVE REPORTAs the dispute escalated, Crosby allegedly pulled out a machete and attacked the victim. The elder man was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery and is recovering, authorities said.
Every day is Memorial Day at Dover Air Force Base
       
The first stop back on U.S. soil for American service members killed overseas is Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. It’s at this site where members of the Air Force mortuary affairs team have the solemn task of preparing the remains of America's war dead for burial. "There's not another mission exactly like it in the military," said Maj. Matthew Knight, senior chaplain at Dover. "We get to bring home our fallen with honor, and we get to keep America's promise. First Class Crystal Seymore is an Army liaison officer for the families of the fallen and is based out of Dover.
Tucker Carlson: Elizabeth Warren wants control over gasoline
       
It never changes, but Elizabeth Warren wants the opposite. What Elizabeth Warren wants instead is control over gasoline and over everything else, and this bill will give it to her. Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth Warren. Any business with gross annual revenues over 100 grand a year, that means pretty much everybody in the country, must now obey Elizabeth Warren.
Daily Beast issues apology to laptop repairman amid lawsuit after claiming Hunter Biden's laptop was 'stolen'
       
The Daily Beast issued an apology to the laptop repairman who first obtained Hunter Biden's computer after the liberal blog erroneously alleged the device was "stolen." HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP REPAIRMAN SUES SCHIFF, CNN POLITICO, DAILY BEAST"An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to Hunter Biden's laptop as ‘stolen.’ We have removed that word, and we apologize to Mr. Mac Isaac for the error," the Beast wrote. It is unclear if the apology is tied to any resolution to Mac Isaac's suit against the Daily Beast. A spokesperson for the Daily Beast did not directly respond to Fox News' inquiry regarding the status of its legal battle. The Times reported that while Hunter Biden has "paid off a significant tax liability," a federal grand jury has subpoenaed witnesses and documents regarding his foreign business dealings.
Memorial Day by the numbers: Facts about the solemn American holiday
       
If you’re not certain why that is, here are 10 number-based facts about how Memorial Day came to be, current observance traditions and key statistics about America’s military. VETERANS DAY VS MEMORIAL DAY: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: TOP 10 BEACHES IN UNITED STATES1971 – Memorial Day became a floating federal holiday on January 1, 1971, after the Uniform Monday Holiday Act went into effect, according to the U.S. Army Center of Military History. MEMORIAL DAY DEALS ON APPLIANCES, FURNITURE, MATTRESSES, TECH135K – The Arlington National Cemetery reports that it receives more than 135,000 Memorial Day visitors over the holiday weekend each year. 32.9 million – Memorial Day is viewed as the unofficial start of summer by some Americans, which has made it a busy day for travel.
Texas shooting: Nevada Senate candidate calls for 'real solutions' to school shootings
       
Nevada Senate candidate Adam Laxalt emphasized the necessity of "real solutions" to school shootings Friday on "Hannity." TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: OFFICIAL SAYS UVALDE COMMANDER MADE 'WRONG DECISION' DURING MASSACRELAXALT: Every time you see a breakdown in communication, you usually see that the school and the local law enforcement did not have proper training. You don't have [a] single entrance, and you need to make sure … the classroom doors actually close. We have been asking for armed guards in schools for a very long time. We need real solutions, and we need them now.
It is up to us, not the streets, to teach our boys about 'gun etiquette': Youth organization founder
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The "X" for Boys founder King Randall joined Fox News host Lawrence Jones on "Jesse Watters Primetime" Friday to discuss his initiative to teach students in his community about gun safety in the wake of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. KING RANDALL: We at "X" for Boys are going to teach them how to use firearms properly and how to teach them gun etiquette. Because most times, a lot of children are just excited to hold a weapon. They want to hold it and take pictures with it, point at each other and stuff like that.
Uvalde CISD police leadership needs to go, Natsec expert says
       
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police leadership must resign and the agency needs a rigorous independent investigation following their "colossal" tactical breakdown revealed in the latest reportage from the site of the school shooting. Aaron Cohen, a former member of the Israeli Special Operations Unit, told Fox News on Friday the breakdown was "inexplicable." UVALDE MAYOR CONDEMNS O'ROURKE'S OUTBURSTCohen surmised the agency had not engaged in strenuous enough "stress training" in reference to the officers reportedly "froze under duress." I also think that the leadership of this police agency should take the brunt of the responsibility [and] step down. The agent was reportedly getting his hair cut when he took the barber's shotgun and headed toward the school.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler to skip national anthem 'going forward' after Uvalde tragedy: 'Home of the brave?'
       
Kapler spoke with reporters ahead of Friday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds to explain his choice not to participate in the national anthem, a decision he first revealed in a lengthy blog post earlier in the day. "I don’t plan on coming out for the anthem going forward until I feel better about the direction of our country," he told reporters. "I’m often struck before our games by the lack of delivery of the promise of what our national anthem represents," Kapler added. We stand, we bow our heads, and the people in power leave on recess, celebrating their own patriotism at every turn." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPKapler previously protested the national anthem in 2020 , when he joined several of his players in taking a knee to protest racial injustice and police brutality.
Stephen Miller warns of 'irrevocable' damage if Republicans don't take back Congress in midterm elections
       
Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller said President Biden does not have the "presence of mind" to control his own government on Friday's "Jesse Watters Primetime." He called for a "thunderous repudiation" in the November midterm elections to thwart "permanent and irrevocable" damage. STEPHEN MILLER: It's been the most disastrous first half of a presidency that I think has occurred in American history. And so there needs to be a thunderous repudiation, a historic repudiation in November. He doesn't have the presence of mind to control his own government, even if he wanted to.
Uvalde students' reported 911 calls should have prompted a 'Charge of the Light Brigade': Former FBI official
       
The prospect of numerous trapped Uvalde, Texas, students calling 911 pleading for police action should have spurred a full-throated response from district officers, a former FBI official told Fox News on Friday. Former assistant bureau director Chris Swecker said the school district authorities should have shifted their tactics immediately upon hearing of the 911 calls. "A lot of things went wrong here. LIVE UPDATES: UVALDE TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTINGHe cited McCraw's news conference explanation, that two Uvalde CISD officers went inside the building while 19 others gathered outside, before a decision came down to wait to engage the shooter. "A lot of things went wrong here, but clearly they should have gone in," he said.
Queens councilwomen want to rid NYC waterways of abandoned boats
       
New York’s waterways are so polluted with abandoned trash-filed boats and other large debris that the city must create a new office to oversee a mass cleanup of the long-standing eyesores, insist two Queens pols who aim to introduce legislation to do just that. Both council members represent neighborhoods overlooking Jamaica Bay, a notorious dumping ground for rogue boat owners and other illegal dumpers. Courtesy of Councilwomen Joann Ariola's OfficeDan Mundy Jr., president Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers, hailed the plan, saying abandoned boats lead to fuel and all sorts of debris polluting the waters. His volunteer group and others like it have played a huge role in spotting and removing abandoned vessels. Kate Smart, a spokeswoman for Mayor Eric Adams, said “All New Yorkers deserve clean shorelines and waterways to enjoy.
Meadows was warned of possible Jan. 6 violence, official testifies
       
Former President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was warned about the possibility of violence ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol protests, a former White House official testified. "I know that there were concerns brought forward to Mr. Meadows. "I just remember Mr. Ornato coming in and saying that we had intel reports saying that there could potentially be violence on the 6th," Hutchinson continued. "And Mr. Meadows said, ‘All right. This testimony is the latest attempt to bring Meadows into the Jan. 6 investigation.
Ukraine preps for shift in war where modern artillery will dominate
       
Ukraine is gearing up for a different type of warfare in its eastern regions as Russia looks to completely control the Donbas. "All indications are that the battlefield dynamics will soon shift from closer-range combat to longer-range fires where artillery and multiple launch rocket systems are critical," he added. GERMANY HALTS ARMS SHIPMENTS TO UKRAINE, WILL PROVIDE TRAINING AND MAINTENANCE INSTEADSeveral other allies like the U.K., Canada, Czech Republic and the Netherlands have boosted their support for Ukraine. Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany would send Ukraine spare parts for its vehicles and defensive machinery and will work with other nations on increasing their defensive aid. We must move swiftly, together, to immediately provide Ukraine with capabilities to protect its civilians from the horrors of this war – from atrocities like those in Bucha, Hostomel, and Borodianka," he added.
Zelensky warns Putin will invade other countries if successful in Ukraine
       
Other Eastern European nations could be next if the Russian conquest of Ukraine succeeds, President Volodymyr Zelensky said. “The invasion of Ukraine is only the beginning. Then they want to invade other countries,” Zelensky said in a Friday evening address. And who will come next?”Zelensky’s remarks came just hours after a top Russian military leader discussed his country’s military action in Ukraine. The region bears similarities to breakaway areas of eastern Ukraine with large Russian speaking populations which Russia has used as a pretext for its war of aggression against the country.
Putin to test nuclear weapons capable of hitting US by autumn
       
Russia plans to test nuclear weapons capable of hitting the United States and Europe by autumn, an official said. The nukes will be deployed to the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, about 1,800 miles from Moscow, Rogozin said. The missiles, which have long been plagued by delays, technical issues and funding shortages, were successfully test launched Thursday, stoking renewed fears of nuclear war“The prospect of nuclear conflict, once unthinkable, is now back within the realm of possibility,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said last month. APThe nukes will be deployed to the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, about 1,800 miles from Moscow. APRussian autocrat Vladimir Putin has repeatedly threatened to deploy his nuclear arsenal during the Ukraine invasion — which has proceeded notably badly for the Russians so far.
What the West fears most about Putin’s arsenal of nuclear weapons
       
Indeed, on April 15, Zelensky announced that the world should “be ready” for the possibility that Putin will use nuclear weapons in Ukraine — a concern shared by CIA Director William Burns. Earlier this month, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said the world should “be ready” for Russia using nuclear weapons in his country. AFP via Getty ImagesAnd yet, Russia holds the trump card in that fight: the world’s most formidable arsenal of nuclear weapons, with a ten-to-one advantage over the US in tactical atomic stockpile. After the initial multi-step verification that communication links to Putin’s war room are not working, in about 15-60 minutes, the autonomous computerized system would send signals to nuclear weapons silos, directing all remaining Russian nuclear missiles to launch. The country’s so-called “Dead Hand” system reportedly has the ability to launch all of Russia’s nuclear weapons at the US homeland at once.
Joe Biden met with Hunter Biden business partner at the White House
       
Hunter Biden’s closest business partner made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015, including a sitdown with then-Vice President Joe Biden in the West Wing. Schwerin’s visit to Joe Biden in November 2010 coincided with a time of great personal turmoil for the second family. Hunter Biden also visited with Michael Strautmanis, chief of staff to White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. “It’s increasingly obvious that Hunter Biden’s business revolved around providing access to his father and the highest levers of power. Tony Bobulinski, another Hunter Biden business partner who appeared frequently in hard-drive emails, has said there is “no question” President Biden was “the big guy.”Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski claimed that President Biden is the “big guy” referenced in Hunter’s emails.
Wikipedia deletes entry for Hunter Biden investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners
       
Wikipedia editors removed the entry for Rosemont Seneca Partners earlier this week on the ground that it was “not notable,” archived comments from its Talk Page reveal. The investment company co-founded by Hunter Biden has been at the heart of numerous questions surrounding his overseas business dealings. Devon Archer founded Rosemont Seneca Partners with Biden and Chris Heinz. The original entry for Rosemont Seneca Partners in Wikipedia. WikipediaA Wikipedia editor claimed the article is could be “a magnet for conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden.” WikipediaCritics said the Rosemont decision showed a double standard.
Andrew Giuliani campaign preparing to unleash Rudy
       
The former mayor was still frothing at ballot challenges the Zeldin campaign had launched against Andrew Giuliani. “Lee is willing to lie and be a stupid liar,” Rudy Giuliani snapped, adding that he couldn’t wait to spread the message to a wider audience in the coming weeks. Rudy Giuliani with his son Andrew on the campaign trail. “In terms of going after Lee it’s no holds barred,” Andrew Giuliani told The Post. Andrew Giuliani speaks during the 2022 New York GOP Convention in March.
Missouri troopers find 500 pounds of weed on highway after 4/20 crash
       
Missouri police officers found over 500 pounds of marijuana at the scene of a car crash on April 20. A pickup truck traveling on I-70 accidentally struck two semitrucks on the highway, sending the vehicle out of control. Authorities arriving to the scene found the treasure trove of marijuana scatter about the highway, according to local affiliate FOX 2. "You don’t see this everyday, but it is 4/20," the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote on social media. "After it was all collected at the crash scene, it took more than one patrol car to transport it to the evidence room," Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote on social media.
Supreme Court to hear religious liberty dispute over high school coach's on-field prayers
       
"No child attending public school should have to pray to play school sports," said Americans United for Separation of Church and State president Rachel Laser, the group representing the school district. But high school football is his passion. The justices in other similar past disputes has generally prohibited public school prayer, even if it is voluntary. In a 2001 ruling involving a Texas high school policy allowing student-led, student-initiated prayer at high school football games, the high court found it violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. On the larger constitutional questions, lawyers for the school district say personal faith is sullied when mixed with government.
Ukraine says Russia has resumed attempts to storm Mariupol steel plant to 'strangle resistance'
       
A Ukrainian official on Saturday said Russia had resumed its attempts to storm the resistance stronghold under the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol where thousands of Ukrainian civilians and soldiers remain holed up. "The enemy is trying to strangle the final resistance of the defenders of Mariupol in the Azovstal area," Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said in a televised address according to Reuters. "One does not have to climb into these catacombs and crawl there underground around these industrial objects," he said. But despite Putin’s claims, Russian forces continued to pummel the steel plant with a barrage of heavy bombing. UKRAINE DISPUTES RUSSIA'S CLAIM WILL NOT STORM MARIUPOL STEEL PLANT FULL OF CIVILIANSUkrainian officials have repeatedly called on the Russians to stop their barrage on the plant and allow civilian evacuation routes to be carried out.
Powerball jackpot hits $400M for tonight’s drawing
       
The estimated total for the Powerball jackpot soared after no one picked the lucky numbers in Wednesday’s drawing. The jackpot now sits at an estimated $400 million with a cash option of $240.8 million, according to the Powerball website. Lottery hopefuls have come up empty since two California and Wisconsin residents claimed the $632.6 million jackpot in January. January’s drawing marked the first time someone hit the Powerball jackpot since Oct. 4. A single ticket in California took home $699 million in the historic drawing — the seventh-largest in US lottery history and fifth-biggest Powerball win, officials said.
Ukrainian PM calls Mariupol century’s ‘biggest humanitarian catastrophe’
       
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said the heartbreaking situation in Mariupol is the “biggest humanitarian catastrophe” of the century. This is the biggest humanitarian catastrophe during this and maybe during the last centuries, because many thousands of people have died in Mariupol,” he said. “This is a war of the Russian army against our Ukrainian civilians, against Ukrainians,” Shmyhal said. And we agreed and we want stop this war.”Satellite images released Thursday showed what appeared to be mass graves near Mariupol. As many as 9,000 Ukraine civilians could have been executed by Russian forces and buried in mass graves outside Mariupol, according to local leaders.
Second Chance Month initiatives can make us more safe, not less
       
However, while many members of Congress are using this month to advocate for second chances, some will use it to criticize improvements to the justice system. It is improving it by incentivizing incarcerated individuals to stay crime-free once they leave the federal justice system. It also shows that those who obtain employment are far less likely to reoffend and reenter the criminal justice system. Rather than utilizing Second Chance Month as a vehicle to attack prior improvements to our federal criminal justice system, this month should be about exploring ways to build on these prior successes. Republicans and Democrats in Congress must utilize Second Chance Month as an opportunity to expedite more reforms, and they should ignore critics’ baseless finger-pointing and continue onward.
Ukraine warns Moscow is running 'parallel' evacuation routes from Mariupol into Russia
       
Ukraine on Saturday announced there were humanitarian evacuation corridors opened around Mariupol, but warned Moscow was running "parallel" routes headed for Russia. "Just received information that the occupiers may try to organize their corridor in parallel with us for evacuation to Russia," Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereschuk took to Facebook to warn. UKRAINE SAYS RUSSIA LOOKS TO ‘REPLENISH’ TROOPS BY CONSCRIPTING UKRAINIANSBut Vereschuk criticized Russian claims Friday that a separate evacuation route was unnecessary for civilians stuck in the war-torn city. Additionally, reports have surfaced for weeks that Russian troops are forcibly deporting Ukrainians to camps in Russia. Ukrainian officials warned Russia is looking to not only draft a referendum to take over portions of southern Ukraine, but will forcibly conscript Ukrainian men in the regions to "replenish" its personnel losses.
Ohio Trump rally: Former president's backing may 'propel Vance to victory,' indicate power of his endorsement
       
Vance Saturday will likely be the biggest event of the hotly-contested race — and the race may be the biggest test of Trump's endorsement power yet. Trump backed Vance for the GOP Senate nomination in Ohio after months of the top candidates jockeying for his support. But it seems to me like Trump's endorsement could easily propel Vance to a victory." The Trump endorsement of Vance doesn't appear to have quelled concerns about him from at least some Ohio activists. This is not going to reduce Trump's support among Republican voters because his preferred choice lost by two points, if that's what happens."
UN chief Antonio Guterres set to meet with Putin, Zelensky next week
       
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is set to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to a UN spokesperson. Guterres is expected to travel to Ukraine for the meeting on Thursday, the UN announced. A UN spokesperson said Wednesday that Guterres was requesting separate audiences with Putin in Moscow and Zelensky in Ukraine. Antonio Guterres is expected to travel to Ukraine for the meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky (pictures) on Thursday. This will mark the first time Guterres has met face-to-face with Putin since the invasion of Ukraine was launched on Feb. 24.
Ukrainian counterattacks slowing Russian offensive in east
       
Russian troops are pressing their offensive in the eastern Donbas region in an attempt to fully seize Ukraine’s industrial heartland but have made little headway as fierce Ukrainian counterattacks have slowed their efforts, Ukrainian and British officials said Saturday. Ukrainian forces over the past 24 hours repelled eight Russian attacks in the two regions, destroying nine tanks, 18 armored units and 13 vehicles, a tanker and three artillery systems, the General Staff said. Russian enemy continues to launch missile and bomb strikes on military and civilian infrastructure,” the General Staff said on its Facebook page. APLuhansk Governor Serhiy Haidai said Saturday that two people were killed by Russian shelling in the city of Popasna. Russian forces have been pummeling the 2,000 Ukrainian fighters still holed up inside, the mayor’s office reported on Friday.
The Story Continues… Tackling The Rise Of Crime In U.S. Cities
       
This week, Martha revisits a panel discussion with Chicago City Council Member Raymond Lopez, ex-gang member and community activist Pete Keller, and former D.C. Police Detective and Fox News Contributor Ted Williams to discuss the rise of gang violence in Chicago. The panel takes a look at the causes of shootings, underlying disputes within gangs, efforts to dismantle mobs in American cities, and the role of law enforcement in these issues. The panel also discusses how to prevent gang involvement from a young age. Follow Martha on Twitter: @MarthaMacCallum
From Washington: Negotiations Stall As More Aid Approved For Ukraine
       
Almost two full months into Russia’s war on Ukraine and negotiations to end this war remain at a stand-still, FOX News National Security Correspondent Jen Griffin weighs in on President Biden’s response and handling of the situation. While U.S. troops are not actively stationed in Ukraine, United States military aid has been a reliable resource for Ukrainians as they valiantly defend their nation. As the Congressional recess comes to a close and members of Congress return from their respective recess travels, FOX News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram joins to discuss what’s next on the agenda, from COVID-19 mandates to the Russian War on Ukraine. Chad reflects on how in previous years this period of recess was used as an opportunity to form alliances across the aisle and negotiate strategies to effectively govern and get bills passed in Congress. However, due to social distancing and mask mandates, it’s become harder for congressmen to soften bi-partisan opposition.
Zelenskyy warns Russia will likely invade other countries if successful in Ukraine
       
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy late Friday warned that Russia likely plans to invade other countries if it succeeds in Ukraine, according to reports. "The invasion of Ukraine is only the beginning. Then they want to invade other countries," Zelenskyy said in his nightly address, according to Reuters. The president’s remarks came hours after a Russian general said it was Moscow’s goal to gain "full control over the Donbas and southern Ukraine." RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATESMajor General Rustam Minnekaev claimed that would give the Russian army access to Transnistria, a Russian-occupied region of Moldova.
Meadows had been warned of possible Jan. 6 violence: official
       
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows had been advised of intelligence reports indicating the potential for violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to new evidence released Friday night connected to the House committee’s investigation into the riot. It was unclear what, if anything, Meadows did with the intelligence, Hutchinson said. Let’s talk about it.’”Mark Meadows was advised of intelligence reports indicating the potential for violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Rioters supporting Donald Trump are seen rallying at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. We gotta get going!”Rep. Scott Perry was texting Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows as early as Dec. 26, 2021.
DC Mayor decries ‘easy access’ to guns after shooting that left 4 injured, including child
       
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday condemned what she called the "epidemic of gun violence in our country" following a shooting in the district that left four injured, including a child. Contee said the suspect used a tripod and referred to the shooting as a "sniper-type setup" with the victims chosen at "random." But the epidemic of gun violence in our country must be stopped. We cannot allow dangerous people – who become much more dangerous and deadly because they have easy access to guns – to terrorize our communities. Bowser has also supported several programs meant to lower gun violence and has proposed hiring more police officers, according to the Voice of America.
Sean Duffy calls out Democrats for likening conservatives to cult members
       
Friday on "The Ingraham Angle" for Raskin's comments likening conservatives to cut members who need deprogrammed. SEAN DUFFY: Isn't [Democrats] the party that wants to talk about sex and transgenderism with five, six, seven-year-old kids in school? But these guys, because there's not freedom of speech, they don't hear it on Twitter. They don't hear it from the press on the hill. They don't hear it when they go home.
Americans criticize Biden admin's push to reinstate mask mandate
       
Tourists visiting the Big Apple told Fox News it should be a personal choice whether anyone wears makes on public transportation. "It’s not what the people want," Mark, who was visiting from California, told Fox News. "The majority of people I believe are against that decision to appeal" and reinstate the mask mandate. "If you feel uncomfortable with other people not wearing a mask, then that’s okay," she told Fox News. An Ipsos survey conducted immediately after the mask mandate was lifted reported that 76% of adults supported mask requirements on airplanes and in airports.
Trump says he and Kevin McCarthy remain on good terms
       
Former President Donald Trump said in a Friday interview that he and Kevin McCarthy remain on good terms — despite the recent reports revealing the House minority leader planned to ask him to resign following the Capitol riot. Donald Trump said Kevin McCarthy (left) and him remain on good terms — despite reports revealing McCarthy planned to ask him to resign over the Capitol riot. APRep. Liz Cheney could be heard on audio with Kevin McCarthy on Jan. 10 regarding how Trump should handle the fallout of the events of Jan. 6. Trump told the paper that he still would still support the House Minority Leader, who is currently up for reelection. “Well I don’t know of anybody else that’s running and I think that I’ve had actually a very good relationship with him,” Trump told The Journal.
Greg Gutfeld: Johnny Depp is showing that everyone is flawed
       
GUTFELD: MASKS MIGHT BECOME PART OF THE AMERICAN LEFT'S IDENTITY FOREVERJOHNNY DEPP: After the wedding, there was a dinner, dancing and drugs. Talk about airing dirty laundry. Of course, everyone has dirty laundry in an ugly divorce. In this case, the dirty laundry here was in fact really dirty laundry and the whole world shared her trip to 21 Dump Street. JOHNNY DEPP: I once gave Marilyn Manson a pill so that he would stop talking so much.
Arizona attorney general rips Democrats over sudden 'political conversion' on Title 42
       
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich ripped Senate Democrats for having a "political conversion" in coming out against President Biden's plan to repeal Title 42 public health immigration protections. In recent days several senators, including Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, have bucked their party and are now supporting the Trump-era policy. INGRAHAM ANGLE GIBSON-WAHLBERG EXCLUSIVE AHEAD OF ‘FATHER STU’ RELEASEBrnovich said that no matter their stance today, Democrats writ large have allowed for Joe Biden to implement open border policies. "I think that there's this political conversion with some Democrats nowadays. But shame on them, they have enabled Joe Biden to basically destroy our country in just a year and a half," he said.
Biden administration 'still not doing a single thing' to fix southern border crisis: Jason Chaffetz
       
Guest host Jason Chaffetz chided the Biden administration's inaction on the southern border in Friday's opening monologue of "The Ingraham Angle." CHAFFETZ: We talk a lot about this border crisis and how it's led to a surge in crime. And tonight, we learned that a border crisis may have taken yet another life. Despite all of this destruction it's doing to our country, the Biden administration is still not doing a single thing to fix this crisis. A group of 70 sheriffs are begging Congress to extend Title 42, writing "we simply have no border left… help save American lives."
GOP lawmaker slams 'Lord Fauci' for insinuating he has higher power than the legal system
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! NY gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Lee Zeldin snapped back at Dr. Anthony Fauci's claim of being above the law Friday night, warning "The Ingraham Angle," such power could be abused. LEE ZELDIN: Lord Fauci thinking that he has higher power than the legal system, our constitution, our laws. We can see ways that CDC, lord Fauci and others might seek to go even further with mandates and restrictions where there isn't a balance, where there isn't a check. Is he thinking that maybe he can overrule the legislative branch too and the judiciary?
Bill Maher blasts DeSantis for 'demagoguing' on education but swipes Dems for denying wokeness in schools
       
Ron DeSantis for "demagoguing" on the issue of education but also knocked Democrats for not taking the growing debate in schools across the country seriously. And now DeSantis, of course, he's demagoguing this, but he wants to stop them from having their Vatican status there. The Atlantic staff writer Caitlin Flanagan told Maher she "hates" Disney now, saying they should "believe in something" and "have a backbone." "And I think DeSantis sort of earned some cred on the issue of education because he kept the schools open. Maher exclaimed, which Flanagan quickly agreed, saying "extremely leftist" teacher's unions are inclined to buy such books for their schools.
Former DOJ prosecutor: This is the 'ultimate test' for the attorney general in the Hunter Biden investigation
       
Former DOJ prosecutor Jim Trusty detailed what outcome could be expected in the Hunter Biden investigation on Friday's " Jesse Watters Primetime , " noting that the ultimate test for the attorney general is whether this is just a tax case or something bigger. JIM TRUSTY: I really think that's going to be the ultimate test here of the attorney general ultimately, is whether or not this is just a tax case or something bigger. I mean, the investigation has two big landmark self-inflicted injuries that we know of, the first being leaving the laptop at the repair shop. It doesn't guarantee they're going to see a result that implicates all the federal laws that are really in play for his conduct. That's the big wait and see about this attorney general.
Philadelphia child whose father used him as a ‘human shield’ in 2019 has died: police
       
A child in Philadelphia who was the victim of a shooting incident in 2019 died Tuesday, police said. Yaseem Jenkins, 3, was previously shot four times in the head, chest and lower body when his father used him as a "human shield" at just 11 months old, Fox 29 of Philadelphia reported. Monroe was subsequently charged with using his son as a "human shield" during the incident, FOX 29 reported. And this was not the first instance of Mr. Monroe using counterfeit money," said Anthony Voci, from the district attorney's office, in 2019, per the report. "A human shield is probably the term that I would use."
Riots in Sweden a 'direct result of mass migration' legal philosopher says
       
Recent riots in Sweden are a product of unfettered mass migration, a Dutch legal philosopher told Fox News on Friday. On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," host Tucker Carlson said the country was historically "tranquil," but recent riots show the consequences of unfettered mass migration. Eva Vlaardingerbroek said the current state of Sweden is an example of how a secure nation can turn very dangerous as "a direct result of mass migration." "These riots happen very often. There are dozens of areas in Sweden, all over Sweden, where the police virtually lost all control.
Kellyanne Conway blasts President Biden for ignoring the concerns of Americans
       
Former Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway reacted to President Biden's Earth Day remarks in Seattle, telling "Hannity" the issues Biden is tackling are not the ones most important to Americans. KELLYANNE CONWAY: So, anyway you look at it, this is a country in crisis, chaos, crisis and the president is not doing anything about it. He wants to make sure that he's lecturing the rest of us over his furrowed brow and that he's popular among the fashionable crowd internationally. He is not meeting the issues that Americans are very clearly telling every pollster are most important to them. He's talking in the middle of a road to absolutely no one with actually his back to the cameras.
Republican 'scumbag' politicians listen more to donors than their own voters: J.D. Vance
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Vance ripped Republican leadership which he said ‘sold out’ their own voting base on issues they were elected to defend, Friday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." VANCE: The battle for Republicans is not just against the elites and not just against the left, it is against the leadership of our own party. We have to remember the leadership of the Republican Party sold us out on trade, the leadership of the Republican Party has fought consistently against strong and secure borders. The answer obviously is no and that simple question needs to be answered yes if we’re going to have a country worth living in.
FDA officials have 'abandoned their food obligations' to the US: Radio show host Vince Coglianese
       
Radio show host Vince Coglianese claimed that Food and Drug Administration officials have "abandoned their food obligations to the United States" Friday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "They're so obsessed with drugs, they've abandoned their food obligations to the United States," he told host Tucker Carlson. "And the nation's food supply becomes imperiled by those actions. RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR COULD CRIPPLE THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN, BUT AMERICA'S FARMERS CAN HELPCoglianese shared a Politico report that former FDA commissioners "are concerned that they've completely abandoned" the food side to the agency. How much of the nation's food supply depends on the plants that were disabled?
United Federation of Teachers intends to sue NYC DOE after employees placed on unpaid leave
       
The United Federation of Teachers plans to sue the Department of Education for placing dozens of employees on leave without pay after they allegedly submitted phony proof of COVID-19 vaccination, The Post has learned. “The DOE did not change its intention to place these employees on unpaid leave,” said a spokesperson for the UFT. The claim was submitted on behalf of teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, school secretaries and paraprofessionals. The United Federation of Teachers announced they will sue the DOE and Chancellor David Banks over the suspensions without pay. The Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District and law enforcement agencies continue to investigate the allegations of fraudulent vaccine documentation.
DeSantis responds to Disney critics: 'Burbank corporation' trying to 'commandeer our democratic process'
       
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded Friday to critics of his repeal of the Reedy Creek Improvement District – the status essentially giving Walt Disney Company self-governing abilities unlike most other businesses. KENNEDY BLASTS ‘SPINELESS’ DISNEY CEO CHAPEKDeSantis responded that the Walt Disney Company injected itself in politics and tried to take some control of the democratic process in the state. "This company had a deal unlike any company or any individual in the state of Florida and probably anywhere in the United States. DESANTIS' REPEAL OF DISNEY'S SPECIAL ‘REEDY CREEK DISTRICT’ STATUS A WARNING TO WOKE CORPSDeSantis noted Disney isn't based in Florida, but in California – as Disney World's "Lake Buena Vista" mailing address nods to the street on which Disney is headquartered in Burbank. "[Disney] pledged themselves to mobilize their considerable corporate resources out of the coffers of this Burbank, California-based corporation to overturn the rights of parents in the state of Florida, and effectively commandeer our democratic process," he said.
Texas search for missing National Guard soldier called off for night
       
The search for a missing Texas National Guard soldier who went missing Friday while attempting to rescue migrants in a river has been called off for the night. The incident happened at Eagle Pass while the guard member was attempting to rescue migrants, when the service member went missing. TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER MISSING AFTER MISSION TO RESCUE MIGRANT FROM RIVER: SOURCESThe Texas Military Department's statement said that it is hopeful the search will resume tomorrow. We are in the process of notifying the next of kin regarding the missing Soldier," the statement reads. Greg Abbott said in a statement that it is working with the National Guard and other agencies in the search for the missing soldier.
Judge Jeanine: How much do Americans have to sacrifice at the left's 'big green altar?'
       
Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted President Biden's climate agenda on Friday's " Jesse Watters Primetime , " saying that the president's climate regulations come at a cost for Americans. But nevertheless, Joe Biden, Captain Planet himself, is taking big, bold action on climate, and he's opening up America's pocketbook to force the military to go green. …CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLook, here's the thing about Joe Biden's climate agenda. According to a report from the Securities and Exchange Commission, Biden's climate regulations could cost American businesses more than $10 billion. You have to sacrifice your truck and your hamburgers, and in some cases, your job at their big green altar.
Shipping, manufacturing delays upset board game industry
       
Nadine Sehnert lives with her husband in Minneapolis, where they have board game meetups. They have over 4,000 board games and like to share their collection with other enthusiasts. "I’ve got party games, word games," Sehnert said. People like her can donate money to a board game idea and wait for a designer to make enough money to produce the game. Donahue said this could also be influencing the supply and pricing of supplies for board games.
Will partisan politics or the law win in the battle of NY’s insane gerrymander?
       
But the court so far has the state Senate maps intact, though those are equally skewed (they’re fruits of the same insanely partisan process) and directly benefit the Democratic legislators who dictated them. Andrew Cuomo-appointed Dems utterly dominate the Court of Appeals, so cross your fingers that its members decide as judges, not as politicians. Vaughn Golden/WSKG via AP, PoolLook, this isn’t hard: If the House maps violate the Constitution, so do the Senate maps. Letting the Senate maps stand would be a crime against the people of New York. If the Court of Appeals signs off on the gerrymander, it’s declaring itself nothing but a bunch of Democratic hacks camouflaged in black robes.
Midterm elections will pit freedom against big-government socialism: Rep. Steve Scalise
       
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., said Friday on "Jesse Watters Primetime" that this November's midterm elections will pose the question, "Do you want freedom or do you want big-government socialism?" They're seeking freedom, and they're seeking an escape from the socialist states. FLORIDA RELEASES 4 EXAMPLES OF CRT TEXTBOOK CONTENT REJECTED FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLSPresident Biden is letting big-government socialists "drive" his agenda, Scalise said. They've run this country for the last two years into the ground. "So they don't want to lose power, but they know the country's fed up with their big-government socialist push to the left.
Letters to the Editor — April 23, 2022
       
The Issue: A judge’s ruling that the CDC overstepped its authority by imposing mask mandates for travelers. Recently, a Trump-appointed judge with no real trial experience ruled that the CDC mask mandate was contrary to law. Many will continue to wear their masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transportation, and many will not wear them. Some cities have also lifted mask mandates on public transportation, but there are cities that are continuing to keep them in place. Eventually, wearing masks should be stopped.
What’s behind Biden’s voter drive and other commentary
       
Gov’t watchdog: What’s Behind Joe’s Voter Drive? President Biden’s order for federal agencies to promote voting “may sound benign,” but it isn’t, warn Tarren Bragdon and Stewart Whitson at The Wall Street Journal. For starters, “the Constitution doesn’t grant the president authority over federal elections”; it grants it to states and Congress. “Initial corporate investments in racial justice initiatives have now topped $200 billion,” but that’s not all. The problem is that no one in charge seems to realize it.”— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board
NYC to spend over $2M to help Ukrainian refugees with housing, legal aid
       
New York City will spend over $2 million to help an anticipated influx of Ukrainian refugees with housing, legal and translation services, as the Biden administration prepares to accept up to 100,000 displaced individuals in the United States. “We see our brothers and sisters that are here and live in New York City. A displaced woman and a young boy sit in a bus before fleeing the Ukrainian city of Debaltseve. MANU BRABO/AFP via Getty ImagesA woman holds a baby as Ukrainian citizens arrive at the Medyka pedestrian border crossing. Stephen YangRefugees fleeing Ukraine arrive at the border train station of Zahony on March 10, 2022.
Tennessee bill would force drunk drivers to pay support for victim’s kids
       
A bill that passed the Tennessee state Legislature this week would force convicted drunk drivers to pay child support if they’re in a crash that kills a parent of a minor. Mark Hall, a member of the state House of Representatives who sponsored the bill, said children would have “the best chance of success after a tragedy” if the bill becomes law. Bill Lee will need to sign the bill to make it law. Getty Images/iStockphotoThe bill requires someone convicted of vehicular homicide to pay restitution to any children of the victims who died in the crash. Ethan and Haile were the names of the children of Tennessee Police Officer Nicholas Galinger, who was fatally struck by a drunk driver in 2019, KBTX reported.
For a small NYC business like mine, there’s no such thing as ‘petty’ crime
       
Small businesses are the beating heart of New York City. The Designer Revival store was broken into multiple times. Instead, we should be boosting small businesses to foster grass-roots growth and development of our community. We need to address this spike in crime before more New York businesses are forced to shutter. For a small business, there is no such thing as “petty” crime.
FAA apologizes for not giving Capitol Police advance notice of Nationals Park parachute stunt
       
The Federal Aviation Administration says it didn't provide advance notice to the U.S. Capitol Police ahead of a planned parachute landing at Washington, D.C.'s Nationals Park on Wednesday, prompting the agency tasked with securing the seat of democracy to order an evacuation of the entire Capitol Complex. Sources told Fox News that a single-engine private Cessna plane entered restricted airspace over the U.S. Capitol, dropping off military parachutists at Nationals Park for the Nationals vs. Diamondbacks baseball game, where it was military appreciation night. This triggered the alert and prompted the evacuation of the U.S. Capitol. "This is not supposed to happen," one senior Capitol security officer told Fox News. An FAA spokesperson confirmed in a statement Friday that it did not provide advance notice of the event to the U.S. Capitol Police, which triggered the evacuation.
Obama’s utter hypocrisy on ‘disinformation’
       
When it comes to disinformation, ex-prez Barack Obama is an expert. In a Stanford University speech Thursday, Obama called on Big Tech to “redesign” itself to face the dangers disinformation allegedly poses to the nation. Former President Barack Obama called on Big Tech to “redesign” itself to combat disinformation. Former President Barack Obama won PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” Award in 2013. Former President Barack Obama said he failed to appreciate “just how susceptible we had become to lies and conspiracy theories” during his presidency.
Biden has to stop telling Putin it’s OK to carve up Ukraine
       
Intentionally or not, President Joe Biden keeps giving Russian thugocrat Vladimir Putin reason to think he can get away with slicing off a chunk of Ukraine. The alliance, the prez declared, has been “sending an unmistakable message to Putin: He will never succeed in dominating and occupying all of Ukraine.”All of Ukraine, Biden specified — clearly implying that the allies will accept Russia conquering part of the country. President Joe Biden has so far failed to put the brakes on Vladimir Putin’s raging war against Ukraine. AP Photo/Ted S. WarrenYes, there are limits to what the West will do to counter Putin. But it sure would be nice if the US president would stop hinting that the tyrant can get away with conquering Ukraine one chunk at a time.
New Florida law bans critical race theory in schools, work-place training
       
Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday banning critical race theory at both schools and such events as workplace training sessions, calling the concept an instrument of division. DeSantis and others have described CRT as the notion that race determines one’s standing — either as an oppressor or a victim. That approach fosters a fixation on race and minimizes personal responsibility, CRT critics say. But proponents argue that America’s scarred racial history is not sufficiently examined in public schools and that kids should be exposed to a fuller history of the nation. Ron DeSantis said his state’s schools already provide a thorough historical education.
Brandon Judd: We Have To Lay The Blame At The Feet Of The President For Border Crisis
       
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Council joined the Guy Benson Show to react to the news of a Texas National Guard soldier who went missing after mission to rescue migrant from river at the border. Judd reacted to the breaking news saying,
Pandemic, high grocery prices lead more Americans to gardening
       
This planting season, both seed companies and community gardens are seeing steady increases in demand. SOARING INFLATION EATING AWAY AT AMERICANS' RETIREMENT SAVINGSSeed St. Louis is a nonprofit with hundreds of community garden projects in St. Louis. The nonprofit’s community gardens saw a 40% increase last year, and they’re on track for another 30% increase this spring. Ron Brown works at one of Seed St. Louis’s community gardens and is passionate about his work. If you can buy seeds and grow your own food, it’s cheaper," said Seed St. Louis CEO Matt Schindler.
Chicago group sends trained martial artists to patrol public transportation in wake of crime surge
       
A Chicago group is taking matters into its own hands when it comes to protecting people by sending trained martial artists and former military members out to patrol trains within the Chicago Transit Authority on Friday. Volunteers with the group Violence Interrupters sent around 10 people who are unarmed to patrol trains along the Red Line on Friday, according to ABC7. Tio Hardiman, executive director of Violence Interrupters, told Fox News Digital that the volunteers are not police, but want to deter crime before it starts. He said that his team consists of people trained in martial arts, judo, and even have military experience. If any situation escalates on a train that is being patrolled, he said that the volunteers will intervene.
Inside mastermind behind HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’ new $1.8M NYC pad
       
Brown Harris StevensThe kitchen. Brown Harris StevensThe first of two balconies. Brown Harris StevensThe newly-renovated eat-in kitchen comes with a Miele appliances, Caeserstone countertops, and a large island with seating for four. Brown Harris StevensThe primary bedroom. Brown Harris StevensThe convertible second bedroom.
Toronto housing ad for basement cots at $420 each sparks outrage
       
A Toronto housing ad incited backlash among woeful real estate shoppers by offering a bleak look into just how bleak the city’s housing situation currently is. Available immediately,” reads a viral Facebook ad for the cozy basement living setup. Plus, utilities and Wi-Fi are “included” in the $420 price — but the situation is still illegal. Maggie Mae Taylor/FacebookThe ad, which has since been removed. Maggie Mae Taylor/FacebookThe outrage pile-on against the poster reached a point where “they were literally being threatened,” Facebook user Maggie Mae Taylor — who took the screenshot of the ad which sparked its virality — told BlogTO.
Inside the Las Vegas digs Mike Tyson bought after years of money trouble
       
Luxury Homes of Las VegasThe foyer features marble flooring and a spiral staircase. Luxury Homes of Las VegasThe gourmet kitchen. Luxury Homes of Las VegasThe butler’s pantry leads to the wine cellar. Luxury Homes of Las VegasThe pool. Luxury Homes of Las VegasThe gourmet kitchen comes with Thermador stainless steel appliances, a large island with a breakfast bar and custom cabinetry.
Vladimir Putin’s war proves it: Evil thrives — unless we fight it
       
One of the silver linings of the very large dark cloud of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is the clarity it provides. This is, broadly speaking, a contest between good guys and bad guys. Yes, nations have interests, but the way they define their interests is not always strictly rational. Deliberately targeting civilians, sanctioning mass executions and rape, not to mention the intentional wholesale erasure of cities, is objectively evil. It is Russian policy to undermine our interests and the interests of our allies around the world.
NY eyes facial recognition to ‘card’ for alcohol, cigarettes, e-cigs
       
The New York State Senate is moving forward with proposed legislation that would allow bars and restaurants to use facial recognition or fingerprint scanners to verify someone’s age before they buy alcohol, tobacco or electronic cigarettes. “This is the new frontier of age verification,” said state Sen. James Skoufis, who is sponsoring the biometrics bill. The proposed legislation requires all data to be encrypted and prohibits businesses from selling biometric data to third parties. “No one’s forced into engaging with this technology, but they would have the choice,” Skoufis said. State Sen. James Skoufis argued there is “no big brother involved” in allowing businesses to use technology to verify purchases.
NY Gov. Kathy Hochul agrees to debate Thomas Suozzi, Jumaane Williams
       
Kathy Hochul committed Friday to at least two debates in the Democratic primary for governor following calls from her challengers, Rep. Thomas Suozzi and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. “Democracy is about a competition of ideas,” Suozzi and Williams wrote in a Thursday letter to broadcast television stations included in a press release. City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams speaks at a rally advocating for homeless New Yorkers at City Hall on April 1, 2022. William FarringtonRep. Thomas Suozzi criticized Gov. Kathy Hochul for not proposing aggressive measures against New York City’s crime issues.
Randi Weingarten says parents-rights bills are the way ‘wars start’
       
National teachers-union boss Randi Weingarten warns that controversial parents-rights bills in states such as Florida and Texas are the way “wars start.”Weingarten told radio host Rick Smith in a podcast earlier this month that conservative pols are whipping up parents to hate teachers and public education. Weingarten accused GOP officials in states such as Florida and Texas of falsely portraying some teachers and administrators as indoctrinating kids amid spiraling school-culture battles on issues including critical-race theory and gender identity. This is the way in which wars start,” Weingarten said. “This is the way in which hatred starts.”The union boss rejected the notion that teachers are surreptitiously leading public-school kids down predetermined ideological paths. Weingarten (second to right) has accused some officials in Florida and Texas of falsely portraying some teachers and administrators as indoctrinating kids.
3 people shot, residents urged to shelter in place in DC
       
Two men and a girl were shot in a leafy section of Washington, DC, near prep school and a number of colleges on Friday, sparking lockdowns and leading local police urging residents to shelter in place. “Residents in the Cleveland Park and Van Ness area should shelter in place,” the department wrote in another tweet, referring to neighborhoods surrounding the shooting site. An FBI tactical team deploys from an armored vehicle at the scene of a shooting near Edmund Burke Middle School. Police evacuate people near the scene of the DC shooting. Jacquelyn Martin/APMetropolitan Police provide cover for residents as they are evacuated away from a shooting scene on Van Ness Street.
Criminal organizations will exploit 'wide open' borders post-Title 42: Rep. Henry Cuellar
       
Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, warned how criminal organizations will use "wide open" borders after the end of Title 42 Friday on "Your World." REP. HENRY CUELLAR: I certainly have talked to folks at the White House and at … Homeland Security, and I think the career people - that is the men and women in green and blue - understand what the problem is. So you got to listen to the communities at the border, and you certainly have to listen to our men and women from Homeland. …[A]fter the May 23rd [end date of Title 42], borders are going to be wide open and the more people [criminal organizations] bring in - let's say the average is $8,000 per individual - the more money they make. So they're going to market, they're going to go ahead and promote this and use this policy and a lack of a plan at the border to send more people over here.
Will Disney's loss of special tax district in Florida mean taxpayers are stuck with the bill?
       
Ron DeSantis signed a law Friday stripping Disney of its special self-governing tax district, known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District, surrounding Walt Disney World. DESANTIS SIGNS BILL STRIPPING DISENY OF SELF GOVERNING STATUSRandolph told FOX Business that could mean an increase in property taxes of 25% if Orange County has to absorb all of it. Florida state Rep. Randy Fine, the Republican who sponsored the legislation, told FOX Business that that argument is "just a scare tactic used by woke politicians." DISNEY STOCK TUMBLES AMID FLORIDA BILL CONTROVERSYRandolph argues that according to Florida statute, the local governments cannot impose MSTUs on Reedy Creek because it is an independent tax district. "Scott Randolph's job is to open envelopes and to take out checks," the lawmaker told FOX Business.
Biden says US spending billions to make military vehicles 'climate friendly'
       
President Biden on Friday said his administration is working to make "every vehicle" in the United States military "climate-friendly." "One of the things I found out as President of the United States, I get to spend a lot of that money," Biden said. "We’re going to start the process where every vehicle in the United States military, every vehicle, is going to be climate-friendly — every vehicle — I mean it." It is unclear what steps the Biden administration is taking to transition U.S. military vehicles from their current status to "climate-friendly." BIDEN ORDER AIMS TO PROTECT OLD-GROWTH FORESTS AS WILDFIRES BLAZE AROUND US"That’s the commitment they made," he said.
DeSantis repeal of Disney's 'Reedy Creek' special status a warning to woke corporations: Terrell
       
Ron DeSantis signing a bill dissolving the Reedy Creek Improvement District – the special tax district containing Walt Disney World – he is taking a stand against woke corporations, civil rights attorney Leo Terrell said. DESANTIS BLASTS ‘WOKE’ DISNEY AFTER CEO CHAPEK CONDEMNS PARENTAL RIGHTS BILL"If Disney doesn't like it, put their own people in politics," Terrell said. "They have passed a bill to take away Disney special privileges -- that's exactly what it was." Critics claimed RCID's repeal will unduly burden taxpayers of Orange and Osceola Counties with Disney's $2 billion debt otherwise usurped by the special district. DESANTIS SIGNS BILL STRIPPING DISNEY OF SPECIAL DISTRICT STATUSTerrell reiterated that Disney is not being "canceled."
Biden says GOP 'ain't your father's Republican Party': 'This is a MAGA party now'
       
President Biden on Friday declared that the GOP "ain’t your father’s Republican Party," saying it has shifted to a "MAGA party," warning that right-leaning politicians "who know better" are "afraid to act correctly" out of fear of losing a primary election. CHENEY, SCALISE DENY INVOLVEMENT AFTER LEAKED RECORDINGS REVEAL MCCARTHY RECOMMENDED TRUMP RESIGNBut in doing so, the president shared his take on the Republican Party. "This ain’t your father’s Republican Party," Biden said. Biden, reacting to the audio Friday, said "this is a MAGA party now." "They talk about the split in the Democratic Party—there’s virtually no split in the Democratic Party," Biden said, adding that "48 of my Democratic colleagues in the Senate vote with me 94% of the time."
Al Sharpton demands name of police officer who killed Patrick Lyoya, despite no charges yet filed
       
Al Sharpton is demanding that authorities publicly release the name of the officer who shot and killed Patrick Lyoya, 26, on April 4. Sharpton made the comments during Lyoya's funeral on Friday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, stating "We want his name!" The Grand Rapids Police Department has stated that the officer's name will not be released unless a charge is filed. The officer grabbed Lyoya shortly after, and the two men began struggling for the officer's taser. "If it’s wrong that you do it in the Ukraine then it’s wrong that you do it in Grand Rapids."
Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse mission frustrating some employees: report
       
Mark Zuckerberg’s fixation on transforming the company formerly known as Facebook into a metaverse pioneer has reportedly irked some employees — with workers left frustrated and unclear about their daily responsibilities. “It’s basically fomenting disorganization and anxiety,” a current employee told Business Insider in a report published Friday. Some Meta employees are reportedly confused about their responsibilities. Getty ImagesThe metaverse effort is ramping up during a recent downturn in Meta’s once-booming business. The shareholders are upset about Meta’s dismal stock performance and have expressed concern about the potential “dystopian downsides” of Zuckerberg’s metaverse ambitions.
Trump, McCarthy talked and are on good terms after leaked audio tape
       
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and former President Trump are on good terms following the leaked audio recording in which McCarthy said he was going to recommend the former president resign following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. A source with knowledge of the conversation confirmed to Fox News Digital that the Republican leader and the former president spoke on the phone after the audio was leaked. Trump and McCarthy are on good terms, according to the source. CHENEY, SCALISE DENY INVOLVEMENT AFTER LEAKED RECORDINGS REVEAL MCCARTHY RECOMMENDED TRUMP RESIGNThe Washington Post first reported on the call between Trump and McCarthy. "I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation you should resign," McCarthy explained what he would tell Trump in the audio recording published by the Times, referring to the impeachment resolution.
Madonna lists The Weeknd’s former Cali estate for $25.9M, shoots for $6M profit
       
The Grosby Group / BACKGRIDThere is a full kitchen in the guest house. The Grosby Group / BACKGRIDOther amenities include a 10-person spa and a basketball court. The Grosby Group / BACKGRIDIf she gets her asking price, Madonna will have made $6.695 million flipping the estate. The Grosby Group / BACKGRIDThe home features a separate two-bedroom, two-bathroom guest house. The Grosby Group / BACKGRIDMadonna speaks onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021.
Banned, ‘problematic’ Florida math textbooks include racial-bias graph
       
The Florida Department of Education has released examples of what it calls “problematic” material that led it to ban dozens of math textbooks — including a lesson with an algebra graph measuring racial prejudice. The Florida Department of Education released excerpts from math textbooks they rejected that they claim were trying to indoctrinate children. Florida Department of EducationSocial Emotional Learning (SEL) is banned from Florida math curriculums. 54 math textbooks in total were rejected for containing what the Florida DOE called “problematic” material. Florida Department of EducationExcerpt from a math textbook rejected by the Florida Department of Education.
Best Buy recalls 772,000 Insignia air fryers over fires, melting
       
Best Buy is recalling 772,000 Insignia air fryers and air fryer ovens in the US and Canada following more than 100 reports of the products catching fire, burning or melting. The recall covers approximately 635,000 Insignia Digital Air Fryers, Insignia Analog Air Fryers and Insignia Digital Air Fryer Ovens in the US and about 137,000 in Canada. Best Buy has received 68 reports from US consumers and 36 reports from Canadian consumers of the air fryer or air fryer ovens catching fire, burning or melting. Best Buy has received more than 100 reports from consumers of the air fryer or air fryer ovens catching fire, burning or melting. CPSC“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled air fryers and air fryer ovens and return the product to Best Buy for a refund in the form of a credit for use at Best Buy stores or Bestbuy.com,” the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.
Biden calls for ‘climate-friendly’ military fleet on Earth Day
       
“I’m going to start the process for every vehicle in the United States military — every vehicle — is going to be climate-friendly — every vehicle. We’re spending billions of dollars to do it,” Biden said. Biden signs an Executive Order strengthening the nation’s forests, communities and local economies during an Earth Day event in Seattle. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty ImagesBiden admitted to his ’68 Corvette doing “nothing but pollute the air.” Adam Schultz/Biden For PresidentPresident Biden spoke at Seward Park in Seattle on Earth Day on April 22, 2022. But I don’t drive it very much,” Biden joked, referring to his 1967 Corvette Stingray.
Ron DeSantis officially ends Disney’s special tax status in Florida
       
Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday terminating the Walt Disney Company’s special tax district that allows it to operate as a largely autonomous entity. The abrupt nixing of the arrangement came after Disney vocally objected to legislation DeSantis initiated that banned instruction related to gender identity and sexual orientation to kids in kindergarten through the third grade. Ron DeSantis signed legislation ending Walt Disney Company’s self-governing status. DeSantis accused Disney of promoting “sexuality” to children. Walt Disney Company will be subjected to paying more taxes starting in the summer of 2023.
Sean Davis: Corporate America Is Learning That Going Woke Isn’t A Good Business Strategy
       
Co-Founder and CEO of The Federalist Sean Davis joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to react to the Florida legislature passing a bill that would end Disney World’s special self-governing power in the state. “The big corporations, these big oligarchs and monopolists are now tools of Left wing government power against us. Recall, the New York Post got banned for reporting information on the now President’s son and his foreign money laundering operations. And if you’re going to play stupid games, you’re going to win stupid prizes. You can say goodbye to your tax breaks.”Plus, Sean tells Jimmy why he thinks masks have become a religious totem for a certain sector of the public.
DC police respond to reports of shots fired; 2 shooting victims
       
At least two people were shot Friday in Washington D.C., prompting a heavy police response, authorities said. The Metropolitan Police Department said it received reports of shots fired in the 4100 block of Connecticut Avenue NW. Authorities have not disclosed any information on the victims or what led to the shooting. The MPD issued a shelter in place order in response to the threat and said road closures in the area should be expected. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) said on Twitter that it is also responding to the shooting to assist local authorities.
Republicans stand by McCarthy as accusations fly over leaked recording
       
House Republicans are standing by Leader Kevin McCarthy of California as accusations by Democrats fly over the leaked audio recording of a post-Capitol riot leadership call. "Republicans are going to take back the majority in November and when we do, Kevin McCarthy will be our Speaker," Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, wrote on Twitter Friday, the day after the story broke. "Under Speaker McCarthy, House Republicans will: Put parents back in charge of our children’s education; Keep our communities safe with more robust law enforcement;" Gimenez wrote. Additionally, Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, predicted that "29 [weeks] from now Republicans will have the majority and Kevin McCarthy will be Speaker of the House." "They come to power on the backs of men like Kevin McCarthy.
Kristin Smart Case: Paul Flores successful in getting murder trial moved to Montery County
       
A California judge on Wednesday allowed the trial for deceased Kristin Smart 's accused killer Paul Flores to be moved about 150 miles away from its original location in San Luis Obispo County. Flores, 45 is accused of murdering Smart, who was legally declared dead in 2002 after she was initially reported missing in May 1996. Paul and his 80-year-old father, Ruben Flores, were arrested in April 2021 in connection to Smart's disappearance. Prosecutors say Paul Flores killed Smart while trying to rape her in his dorm room and the elder Flores helped dispose of her body, which has never been found . His 80-year-old father, Ruben Flores, pleaded not guilty to being an accessory to murder.
Florida dentist busted 8 years after allegedly hiring hitmen to kill sister's law professor ex-husband
       
A Florida dentist has been accused of hiring hitmen to kill his sister’s ex-husband, a local law professor, so the woman could move back to the area with her kids, officials have confirmed. Dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, Adelson first told Magbanua that if the police knew anything, "we would have already gone to the airport." He told Magbanua that the man knew details about the killing and mentioned her. "If it’s a cop, I’m happy because I’ve got nothing to hide," Adelson told Magbanua. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The whole time you are talking, you just say, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’" Adelson told her.
FCC’s Brendan Carr slams Apple’s Tim Cook for China censorship hypocrisy
       
A top Federal Communications Commission official slammed Apple CEO Tim Cook for hypocrisy on human rights issues – arguing the iPhone maker’s dealings with the Chinese Communist Party were at odds with its claimed commitment to protecting consumer rights. Apple is one of several major US companies that have faced criticism for expanding business operations in China despite mounting concerns that Beijing is committing human rights abuses against its population. Carr described the appl’s removal as “deeply troubling.”The FCC official noted Apple had previously removed Quran and Bible apps from its App Store. He pressed Cook to inform the FCC by April 29 whether Apple planned to restore access to the Voice of America app. In a statement, Apple said the “Voice of America” app was removed from China’s App Store due to local legal requirements.
Russian troops ordered to kill POWs in Donbas, Ukraine says
       
Russian troops in the strategically important Donbas region of Ukraine were ordered to kill prisoners of war — with chilling directions to make sure no one ever “sees them again,” according to audio intercept obtained and distributed by Ukrainian intelligence services this week. One soldier is heard telling another to “f–king let them go forever!” AFP via Getty ImagesThe Biden administration is sending $800 million in military aid to Ukraine. However, as the fighting for the east continues, Ukraine seems to be gaining an edge in military equipment. Getty ImagesThe Pentagon has said it expects this phase of the war to favor the use of artillery and armor. AFP via Getty ImagesThe Luhansk regional government urged residents in Popasna and elsewhere to evacuate Friday ahead of the expected Russian advance.
This lone holdout tenant is blocking a $70M NYC luxury condo tower
       
“Unfortunately, the landlord hasn’t accepted this,” Leitman Bailey continued. “Even though he’s knocking down the building, he has done construction directly opposite his dwelling every day,” Leitman Bailey added. Courtesy of Adam Leitman Bailey,The developer has been doing “daily” construction on Ozsu’s floor despite likely plans to demolish the building. Courtesy of Adam Leitman Bailey,The developer will likely demolish the building and construct a new residential tower in its place. Scharf said that suit is in response to Leitman Bailey acting unethically towards the building owners.
Tom Cotton: Americans are confused just like Joe Biden about COVID mandates
       
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told "The Faulkner Focus" on Friday that Americans are just as confused about the mask mandate as President Biden appears to be. CDC ASKS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO PROCEED WITH MASK MANDATE APPEALTOM COTTON: I think Americans are confused about the masking policy because Joe Biden is confused about masking policy and about COVID more generally. We saw yesterday he couldn’t tell the difference between the Title 42 public health order at our border and the CDC’s efforts to maintain mandates on planes and on trains. So the Biden Administration’s official policy, whatever President Biden says, is that we should force toddlers to wear masks on airplanes but we should throw open our southern border to a quarter-million illegal aliens every single month. That’s what Tony Fauci said this week, he doesn't think courts for that matter, he doesn't think Congress or governors should be making this policy.
Inflation isn't impeding Mother's Day shopping, expert says
       
The nation's largest retail trade group, the National Retail Federation (NRF), projected that consumers will shell out a record amount for Mother's Day this year. The average consumer is expected to spend a record $246 on Mother’s Day purchases, according to the data. This spending, Cullen said, is being driven by higher-ticket items such as jewelry and special outings. "Even if they may be budgeting differently in different aspects of their lives, when it comes to a holiday, they are trying to make that special," Cullen added. Although consumers are watching inflation, "they may not feel that they have to pull back in all aspects of their behavior," Cullen added.
Peace talks stall after Russia pushes referendum to take over portions of southern Ukraine
       
Peace talks between Ukrainian and Russian negotiators stalled Friday after revelations surfaced suggesting Moscow would seek a referendum to annex portions of southern Ukraine. The war in Ukraine has persisted for nearly 60 days with Russian troops allegedly taking heavy losses. Ukraine has reportedly balked at both initial requests given the fact that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is Jewish and was democratically elected. UKRAINE SAYS RUSSIA LOOKS TO ‘REPLENISH’ TROOPS BY CONSCRIPTING UKRAINIANSBut Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed Friday that an updated proposal from Moscow had gone unanswered. Though Zelenskyy refuted these claims and said Ukrainian negotiators never received any such proposal.
Florida rejects 41% of math textbooks for including CRT, most aimed at K-5 students: 'Impermissible'
       
Florida's Department of Education (DOE) rejected 41% of mathematics textbooks submitted for use in the state's public schools Friday, citing critical race theory and other issues with the texts. Florida called for textbook submissions from publishers in 2021 in accordance with a 2019 executive order from DeSantis aimed at eliminating Common Core standards in the state. The textbooks rejected "were impermissible with either Florida’s new standards or contained prohibited topics." HERE'S WHAT THE LEGISLATION ACTUALLY SAYSThe DOE clarified that each core mathematics course and grade is covered by at least one approved textbook. "Reasons for rejecting textbooks included references to Critical Race Theory (CRT), inclusions of Common Core, and the unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in mathematics."
Rep. Liz Cheney denies leaking House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy call about dumping Trump over Jan. 6 riot
       
Rep. Liz Cheney is denying she recorded or leaked a call with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, in which the fellow Republican said he planned to tell then-President Donald Trump to resign after the Jan 6, 2021 Capitol riot. “The select committee has asked Kevin McCarthy to speak with us about these events but he has so far declined,” a spokesman for Cheney (R-Wyo.) Just after the report was released, McCarthy (R-Calif.) and his spokesman adamantly denied the allegations, calling it “totally false and wrong.”“The New York Times’ reporting on me is totally false and wrong. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Liz Cheney embrace following Cheney’s speech nominating McCarthy as Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Capitol was breached by thousands of protesters, during a ”Stop The Steal” rally in support of former President Trump.
NYPD cop on desk duty for claiming to be commish’s kin: sources
       
A rookie NYPD cop who shares her maiden name with Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell was stripped of her badge and gun for falsely claiming to be Sewell’s niece, The Post has learned. Bronx cop Yasheka Bogle — who was officially known as Yasheka Sewell until October — told the commanding officer in the 46th Precinct that the commissioner is her aunt, law-enforcement sources said. The move came while the cop, 25, was bucking for a plum post as a police field intelligence officer, sources said. While Sewell was there, the precinct’s commander, Deputy Inspector John Potkay, assured the commissioner that he was watching out for her niece, sources said. But Sewell, who isn’t related to Yasheka Bogle, was taken aback and said they’re not kin, sources said.
Texas National Guard soldier missing after trying to save migrants
       
A Texas National Guard soldier has gone missing after attempting to rescue migrants from a river along the border of Mexico, the Texas Military Department confirmed to The Post. “A Texas Army National Guard Soldier assigned to Operation Lone Star has gone missing along the river during a mission related incident, Friday April 22, 2022 in Eagle Pass, Texas. The Texas Military Department, Texas DPS and Border Patrol are working rapidly to find the Soldier. The National Guard soldier went missing in Eagle Pass, Texas. A member of the Texas Army National Guard lights the path as asylum-seeking migrants wade through the Rio Grande.
The Russian cyber threat is here to stay and NATO needs to understand it
       
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration has escalated warnings about likely Russian cyber-attacks on American infrastructure and business. Cyber-attacks are rarely acts of war, and treating them as if they are undermines NATO’s ability to deal with real threats short of cyber war. To be fair, policymakers’ fears of cyber war have led to some positive developments for the alliance. The Russian cyber threat is here to stay. But time is running out for the alliance to protect itself from scenarios that aren’t all-out cyber war.
UN chief to meet with Putin in Moscow, wants 'to bring peace to Ukraine urgently'
       
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to Moscow next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a rare visit of a key foreign figure to the Kremlin during its invasion of Ukraine. The U.N. chief’s spokesperson also told Reuters that Guterres will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "He hopes to talk about what can be done to bring peace to Ukraine urgently," Reuters quoted the spokesperson as saying. RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATESRussia began the war in Ukraine on Feb. 24, and on April 11, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer became the first leader from a European Union country to visit Moscow during the conflict. Guterres is also trying to arrange a visit with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv.
Democratic state rep. arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Colorado
       
Democratic Colorado state Rep. Matt Gray was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving Thursday. Police provided an address for his arrest that belongs to a local elementary school. In a now-deleted social media post, Gray denied intoxication and instead blamed the incident on his depression and anxiety. "As many of you know, yesterday I was arrested on suspicion of DUI. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGray was reportedly arrested at 13770 Broadlands Drive – that is the address of local Coyote Ridge Elementary School.
Georgia mom scolded by school board says parents in deeply red county afraid to speak up
       
The Georgia mom who recently went viral after reading sexually explicit content from a book available to high school students to a school board said other parents in the deeply red county were "afraid" to go up against the board. "They didn't want to go up against [the school board]. Brown said "the school board is deemed a machine," that has "power over administrators, teachers and parents in the community" and intimidates parents into silence. The school district told Fox News that the board "actually approved a resolution prohibiting the implementation of CRT" back in May and pushed back on the school board having a contentious relationship with parents. The Cherokee County School District pushed back that the "challenge process is neither ‘lengthy’ nor 'broken,'" and has not had any previous complaints in the 20 years it's been in place.
Hillary Clinton ripped over tweet urging EU to police ‘disinformation’ and ‘extremism’ online
       
Former U.S. Secretary of State and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was heavily rebuked after urging the European Union to pass legislation to stop the spread of "disinformation" and "extremism" online on Thursday evening. They also accused her of wanting to "control" speech and having a "totalitarian impulse." Hillary tweeted, "For too long, tech platforms have amplified disinformation and extremism with no accountability. 'LIE OF THE YEAR' WINNER OBAMA FLAMED FOR 'DISINFORMATION' SPEECH: ‘QUITE THE EXPERT’Actor Adam Baldwin mentioned Hillary’s "tyrannical impulse," tweeting, "No, your totalitarian impulse is wrong. "Like her co-conspirator Obama, Hillary Clinton also wants the government to regulate and censor speech she doesn't like," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton tweeted, referencing the former president’s recent initiative to counter "disinformation" online.
Jue Lan Club accuses Sei Less of stealing its menu and celeb clients
       
Upscale Chinese eatery Jue Lan Club is raging a new restaurant war by suing newcomer Sei Less for allegedly stealing its menu and celebrity patrons, Page Six has learned. Jue Lan Club filed a complaint on Apr. Jue Lan Club opened in December 2015. juelankitchen/InstagramIn addition to allegedly stealing celeb customers, Jue Lan also claimed in the suit that Sei Less owners distributed “false, misleading and infringing promotional materials” to appear as if they are affiliated. “Everyone thinks Sei Less is a Jue Lan restaurant, and it’s not. They stole all their marketing information with Jue Lan logos … the menus even look the same.
Jimmy Discusses The Mass Exodus From Kamala Harris’ Office On ‘The Faulkner Focus’
       
Jimmy joins “The Faulkner Focus” to talk about the latest significant departure from Vice President Kamala Harris’ office. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
Ukraine says Russia looks to ‘replenish’ troops by conscripting Ukrainians
       
Ukrainian military officials warned Friday that Russia is looking to "replenish" its personnel by conscripting Ukrainian men in southern regions, amid reports of heavy Russian losses. "To replenish their personnel there have been preparations for so-called mobilization in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblast," Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense spokesman Colonel Oleksandr Motuzyanyk told reporters. "Russian troops are blocking local people from leaving occupied territories in particular, those males of conscript age." Motuzyanyk said Russia was now looking to annex the regions of Zaporizhzhia, which neighbors Donbas, and Kherson, which sits just north of Russian-occupied Crimea. "You will make your country as poor as Russia hasn’t been since the 1917 civil war.
Ducey, Abbott and other GOP governors join Border Strike Force to combat illegal activity at southern border
       
A majority of America's governors have agreed to work together to combat criminal activity stemming from the border in an effort dubbed the American Governors' Border Strike Force. They’ve got an open borders policy and all of our states are paying for this, specifically our border states." "Twenty-five of my fellow governors signed this agreement because it’s clear that this border crisis has significant impacts into communities beyond border states like Texas," Abbott said. Mark Gordon also slammed the Biden administration over its failure to act following the 10-point proposal offered by Republicans last October. "As governors, we’ve communicated loud and clear to President Biden that we must secure the southern border," Cox said.
EU official: Prepare for a ‘very significant increase’ in intensity of Russian attacks in Ukraine
       
A senior European official is warning Friday that the world should prepare for a "very significant increase in the intensity of Russian military attacks" in Ukraine. The official, speaking to reporters, said "I think we will see the next couple of weeks as being decisive," according to Reuters. "I think we are likely to see a very significant increase in the intensity of Russian military attacks in the east, I think we are likely to see an intensification of Russian military attacks along the coast." RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATESThe comments come as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which is now in its 58th day, is approaching the 2-month mark. "Since the start of the second phase of the special operation...one of the tasks of the Russian army is to establish full control over the Donbas and southern Ukraine," Major General Rustam Minnekaev told Russian news agencies.
Turley on New York gerrymandering ruling: Courts are saying Democrats are 'trying to rig elections'
       
Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley said on "America's Newsroom" Friday that the Democrats cannot claim to be "protecting democracy" while courts throw out their gerrymandered congressional maps. Turley said that in New York and other states, judges are essentially denying Democrats' attempts to "rig elections." Now, keep in mind that recently a Maryland judge also struck down a Democratic map, saying it was unconstitutional and raw partisan gerrymandering. And then in Wisconsin, a court went with a Republican map over the Democratic map because of similar concerns. This is making it more and more difficult for the Democrats to run on this ‘Protect Democracy’ slogan when courts are saying that they're trying to rig elections.
Florida releases 4 examples of CRT textbook content rejected for public schools
       
The state of Florida has released four examples from textbooks it has rejected from its school system amid concerns over the promotion of Critical Race Theory and common core principles. The Florida Department of Education did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News. Florida's Department of Education rejected 41% of mathematics textbooks submitted for use in the state's public schools last week, citing critical race theory and other issues with the texts. Ron DeSantis has led a push to reform education standards and practices in the state. The textbooks rejected "were impermissible with either Florida’s new standards or contained prohibited topics."
Army of masked robbers enter Louis Vuitton, steal over $400K of merchandise in minutes
       
An army of masked robbers entered a Louis Vuitton boutique in Kenwood, Ohio on Wednesday, leaving with almost every piece of merchandise the store had out. Around 3:00PM at the Kenwood Towne Centre, eight to ten masked individuals were dropped off in front of the mall before making a straight march into the Louis Vuitton outlet. The group of thieves stole over $400,000 in merchandise in a matter of minutes, according to local outlet WSMV. LA CRIMINALS TARGETING EXPENSIVE-LOOKING INDIVIDUALS, LOCATIONSThe group then dashed out of the mall, merchandise in hand, to make their escape. No arrests have yet been made, and the police are asking for anyone with knowledge of the incident to contact the department.
GOP-backed Border Strike Force calls out Biden’s ‘inconsistency’ on border, COVID: Arkansas governor
       
Pointing out that both Title 42 and the federal mask mandate are put in place due to public health emergencies, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson argued President Biden can’t have it both ways on "Varney & Co." Friday, saying Title 42 must remain as long as the administration works to reinstate face mask requirements on public transit. Hutchinson, one of the 26 governors on the Republican-backed "Border Strike Force," further said the group is calling out Biden’s "inconsistency" in protecting the southern border and U.S. national security. That is an inconsistency, and we need [Title 42]. And that's why we're going to be able to share intelligence and hopefully be a good voice together to protect our border.
Rep. Gooden urges Biden to act on fentanyl epidemic fueled by border crisis: 'Listen to the American people'
       
"The (American people) are worried about the crisis at the border and the crisis at the border has fueled this fentanyl epidemic that we are seeing across the nation," said Gooden, R-Texas. Officers said they discovered 20,000 fentanyl pills disguised as Oxycontin prescription pills hidden inside compartments in the car. "I believe enough (fentanyl) crossed the Texas border in the last few months to kill 200 million people. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe congressman urged Biden to act on the crisis. Gooden believes a step in the right direction to save American lives is to "secure our borders."
58-member bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus backs bill to extend Title 42
       
FIRST ON FOX: The Problem Solvers Caucus is backing legislation in the House that would extend Title 42 -- the latest sign of bipartisan pushback against the Biden administration’s plans to end the public health order in May. Per caucus by-laws, all 58 members will support the legislation on the House floor. If a plan is not submitted within that time frame, lifting Title 42 is automatically delayed another 30 days until a report is submitted. Many of those Democrats have already spoken out against the lifting of the order. Meanwhile, there were more than 221,000 migrant encounters in March alone, and that number is expected to rise further in April.
'Lie of the Year' winner Obama flamed for 'disinformation' speech: ‘Quite the expert’
       
Former President Barack Obama angered conservatives with his speech against the dangers of "disinformation" at Stanford University on Thursday. The Federalist editor-in-chief Mollie Hemingway replied to Obama announcing the speech by asking, "Would you be apologizing for your role in the biggest disinformation campaign the country has ever seen? MSNBC PANEL SAYS JOURNALISTS 'CAN'T BE NEUTRAL' WITH REPUBLICANS TRYING TO 'DESTROY DEMOCRACY'RealClearInvestigations deputy editor Benjamin Weingarten slammed Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s comments on fighting "disinformation," tweeting, "When Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton et al. Conservative author Jay Cost responded to an article about the speech headlined "Obama points finger at tech companies for disinformation in major speech," tweeting, "Remember when he was president? Lots and lots.
Gap shares plunge 20%, sales falter as Old Navy CEO Nancy Green exits
       
Gap shares plunged more than 20% on Friday after the mall-based clothing giant slashed its sales forecast and said the CEO of its Old Navy chain is leaving the company. Syngal is temporarily assuming the helm of Old Navy, the company said. Old Navy’s CEO Nancy Green stepped down this week. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesOld Navy’s CEO Nancy Green held the position for nearly three years. But at Old Navy stores, the problem seemed to be a lack of merchandise that consumers wanted to buy.
Runaway shopping cart knocks down shoppers on an escalator
       
An unmanned shopping cart mowed down two customers at a Sheng Siong supermarket in Singpore. Surveillance video captured the wild moment the cart rolled away from a distracted employee then down an escalator, flattening two shoppers. For more Friday fails, tap here.
House GOP readies probe of Twitter over Elon Musk takeover bid
       
Congressional Republicans are laying the groundwork for an investigation of Twitter should they retake the majority this fall as the company’s board works to prevent a hostile takeover bid by Elon Musk. The letter, which was signed by GOP representatives on the House Judiciary Committee led by Jim Jordan of Ohio, was addressed to Twitter Board Chairman Bret Taylor and other directors. Twitter’s board has adopted a “poison pill” strategy in an effort to thwart Musk. Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesOn Thursday, Musk disclosed in a regulatory filing that he has secured $46.5 billion in financing toward his Twitter acquisition bid. Twitter’s board previously enacted a “poison pill” provision aimed at preventing Musk from acquiring more than 15% of the company.
Extremist eco-warriors blockade New York printing plant stopping delivery of tens of thousands of newspapers
       
At least 13 protesters were arrested outside the New York Post’s printing press early Friday after staging a shocking demonstration and attack on press freedom by preventing the delivery of newspapers to tens of thousands of New Yorkers. Extinction Rebellion, the unruly group behind the protest, targeted the Queens printing press used by The Post’s parent company, News Corp, as well as The New York Times and USA Today’s publisher, Gannett. “The protesters are unashamed polluters.”The Post was unable to deliver more than 73,000 copies of its Friday newspaper due to the protest. Drivers who deliver The Post were stuck inside the property, located at 1 New York Times Plaza, with their trucks loaded and ready to go as the protest dragged on. “We know how much our readers count on their morning delivery, and we are sorry that this protest impacted their service.
Ukraine disputes Russia's claim will not storm Mariupol steel plant full of civilians
       
Ukrainian officials on Friday countered claims made by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he will not order a ground offensive on the Mariupol steel plant where thousands of Ukrainian civilians and soldiers remain holed up. UKRAINE ACCUSES RUSSIA OF LEAVING UP TO 9,000 KILLED IN MARIUPOL IN MASS GRAVES"It’s true that they might abandon the idea of a large-scale assault on Azovstal. His comments come one day after Putin said he didn’t believe an attack on the steel plant was "necessary" and instead directed a blockade be put on the site to encourage Ukrainian forces to surrender. UKRAINE SAYS RUSSIA WON'T ALLOW EVACUATIONS FROM MARIUPOL STEEL PLANT, TRY TO FORCE SURRENDERThe Metallurgical steel plant, with its deep underground tunnels, has become a beacon for resistance in Mariupol and is believed to be holding 1,000 civilians and Ukrainian soldiers. Moscow claimed victory over the strategically important port city, but the Pentagon continues to assess that Mariupol is still contested.
Parent speaks after Sarasota School Board tosses her for what she was 'about to say'
       
A Sarasota County, Florida, parent who was kicked out of a school board meeting this week for what she was "about to say" said Thursday that the board's liberal majority is "destroying our school district, targeting parents and eliminating dissent." Melissa Bakondy, a mother of four, was surrounded by police officers and ejected from a Sarasota County School Board meeting Tuesday after calling out a board member by name over comments she allegedly made during a previous meeting. "Stop talking about school board members," board Chairwoman Jane Goodwin interrupted. "You cannot go and expound on school board members. "I know that you’re running for school board [inaudible]," Goodwin said.
Protestor scales DC building, unfurls large Earth Day banner
       
An environmental protester scaled the facade of Washington D.C.’s John A. Wilson District Building on Friday to commemorate Earth Day by unfurling a large banner calling for the end of fossil fuels. "No new fossil fuels," said the banner which was displayed outside the building that houses the office of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. council. To avoid climate hell we have to stop building new fossil fuel infrastructure – NOW. But @WashingtonGas plans to spend $5bn on new fossil fuel pipes. Police arrested Erica Madrid, who climbed the building to unfurl the banner," the press release stated.
Americans say Florida’s focus on law and order makes it safer than New York, but fear remains
       
"I definitely wouldn’t feel safe in the city," Madison, a University of Tampa student who grew up on Long Island, told Fox News. Randy, from Tampa, told Fox News: "I've lived here my entire life. "The difference is you've got an emphasis on law and order and orderly procedures and security in Florida," Earl told Fox News. "I don't see that you have that there, and I used to work in New York City for three years." "We were just in New York, so yeah, definitely feel safer here and more calm."
McCarthy rebuts reporting on leaked recordings recommending Trump resign as Cheney, Scalise deny involvement
       
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California rebutted reports on leaked audio where he said he would call on former President Trump to resign after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, with Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., denying involvement in the leak. "I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation you should resign," McCarthy explained what he would tell Trump in the audio recording published by the Times, referring to the impeachment resolution. McCarthy rebutted the Times reporting as "totally false and wrong" in a Twitter statement released Thursday morning, hours ahead of the published recordings. The story kicked the speculation machine of Capitol Hill into overdrive, with Washington being abuzz with who might have leaked the call. Lauren Fine, the spokeswoman for House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, told Fox News Digital that neither Scalise nor any of his staffers leaked the audio.
Kim Jong-Un gives rare 'expression' of 'deep trust' in lettero South Korea's Moon
       
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea sent a series of letters to South Korean outgoing President Moon Jae-in with a rare tone of appreciation. Kim, the totalitarian dictator of North Korea, is not known for his kindness toward the leadership of South Korea. North Korea continues to be a cause for concern to its neighboring countries. Specifically, Japan has expressed disapproval of North Korean missile and weapons testing in areas not far from the island nation. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials reportedly observed the launch.
White House says it opposes DeSantis taking action against Disney
       
The White House said Thursday it opposes efforts by Florida Republican Gov. "We oppose the governor taking action against a company because of their opposition to that bill. The special status, known as The Reedy Creek Improvement Act, was signed into law in May 1967 by Gov. Disney released a statement shortly after DeSantis signed the parental rights bill and vowed to help fight the law in court. "Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law," Disney said.
Despite Putin's 'big show' over Mariupol victory, it's still 'contested': Pentagon
       
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Friday that the U.S. believes Mariupol is "contested" despite Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday declaring a victory there and making a "big show" out of telling his troops not to invade a steel factory where Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are believed to be taking cover. Kirby said it was "unclear" why Putin did that and Putin’s words need to be viewed with skepticism. "We would tell you this morning is that we still assess that Mariupol is contested, that it hasn’t been taken by the Russians and that there’s still an active Ukrainian resistance," he continued. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPresident Biden, speaking to reporters Thursday, said at the time "there is no evidence yet that Mariupol has completely fallen," calling Putin’s claims of victory there "questionable." Biden said Russia should allow residents and civilians holed up in the steel factory and other places there to evacuate safely.
Celebs, pols rally for Melissa Lucio before Wednesday execution
       
The letter, which pleads with Texas authorities to spare Lucio’s life, was signed by 11 of Lucio’s children. Guadalupe, an alcoholic and a drug dealer, abused Lucio repeatedly, according to court papers. Her boyfriend was abusive to both Lucio and the children, according to police reports and court filings. Courtesy of Innocence ProjectAlvarez was abusive to both Lucio and the children, according to police reports and court filings viewed by The Post. Overwhelmed by shock and grief, Lucio “yielded to the interrogator’s demands to ‘get it over with,'” court papers say.
Russian state TV hosts laugh as they discuss firing nuke at New York City
       
A disturbing new clip shows Russian state TV hosts burst into laughter as they discuss the catastrophic damage a nuclear missile would create if fired at New York City. A handful of Kremlin propagandists talked about striking the Big Apple — home to over eight million people — with Vladimir Putin’s Sarmat missile, also known as Satan 2. Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service via AP“Americans don’t have these kinds of rockets and never had them,” the anchor said on Putin’s state-owned Russia-1 channel. Some Kremlin propagandists talked about striking New York City. Russia-1He bragged that the missile “has the highest tactical and technical characteristics and is capable of overcoming all modern means of anti-missile defense.”
Dem. Rep. Cuellar: Biden hurting party pre-midterm by lifting Title 42
       
Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas border Democrat, says President Biden is hurting their party by ending the Trump-era health policy known as Title 42 that allows for the instant deportation of illegal immigrants due to the pandemic. You know, in talking with some of my Republican colleagues, they’re saying ‘We can’t believe the White House is giving us this narrative. We can’t believe that they’re hurting Democrat candidates for the November election,’” the congressman told Fox News Digital on Thursday. And if you look at the independent voters, they’re not happy about this decision. Mark Kelly of Arizona, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Chris Coons of Delaware and Gary Peters of Michigan have come out asking the administration to reconsider rescinding Title 42.
Marjorie Taylor Greene first congressperson to testify about Jan. 6
       
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is set to testify in court about the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot on Friday, becoming the first member of Congress to do so. Greene has repeatedly denied any involvement in the Jan 6. APPro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. If Raffensperger rules Greene should not appear on the ballot, the staunch conservative can appeal the decision. Only the People have the right to choose who they send to Congress.”Rep. Matt Gaetz walks into court ahead of Rep. Taylor Greene’s hearing.
Bloated Vladimir Putin video heightens theories Russian leader is sick
       
New video shows Vladimir Putin looking bloated and awkwardly gripping a table for support — heightening suspicions that the warmongering president is serious ill. The footage released by the Kremlin Thursday shows Putin, 69, tightly gripping the table with his right hand as soon as he sits down — then keeping it there throughout the nearly 12-minute clip. The clip shows Putin and his key adviser “both depressed & seemingly in bad health,” tweeted Anders Aslund, a Swedish economist who was previously an adviser to Russia. EPAA grave digger prepares the ground for a funeral at a cemetery in Ukraine as the Russian invasion continues. Getty Images“It’s an astonishingly weakened Putin compared to the man we observed even a few years ago,” Bucy told the outlet.
Biden's slide will take Dems down, too, Jill Biden on military kids and more Opinion headlines
       
Welcome to the Fox News Opinion Newsletter. If the New Yorker was still a real magazine, they might write it up, but of course they won't. Continue reading…FIRST LADY JILL BIDEN AND SEN. ELIZABETH DOLE ON MILITARY KIDS – Caregiver kids are strong. Continue reading…SLIDIN' BIDEN – This single event sunk Joe Biden's political fortunes and has left Democrats scrambling to survive November. Continue reading…TWITTER'S FREAKOUT OVER MUSK – Twitter bans hate speech – specifically, speech it hates.
Obama says he regrets not doing more to stop the spread of 'disinformation', people 'dying' because of it
       
Former President Barack Obama railed against what he called "disinformation" in a recent speech claiming that he regrets not combating its spread during his presidency and said that "people are dying" because of it. The former president also explained that Americans are "dying" due to disinformation, particularly related to the coronavirus vaccine. Obama’s foundation announced earlier this week that it has formed a new initiative aimed at stopping the spread of disinformation. "In recent years, we've seen how quickly disinformation spreads, especially on social media," Obama tweeted. "Tomorrow, Barack Obama is the keynote speaker at a Stanford University forum on ‘disinformation,’" Republican Congressman Darrell Issa tweeted.
Stefanik, Malliotakis slam Dems' 'gerrymandered' congressional map, praise court's ruling
       
"Albany Democrats violated the New York State Constitution and drew egregious, unfair, and unconstitutional lines to benefit Democrat elected officials." But the judges ruled the 2022 congressional map itself "was drawn to discourage competition and favor Democrats." "That's unconstitutional in New York and today an appeals court agreed that the Congressional map needs to be redrawn." The GOP lawsuit against the new district lines cited computer simulations by election analyst Sean Trende, who found the maps were gerrymandered. Democratic legislative leaders indicated they would appeal the decision to the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court.
'We Build the Wall' organizers plead guilty to fraud conspiracy
       
Two men who collected money from the public under the promise of using the funds to build a border wall have been arrested on fraud charges. Brian Kolfage and Andrew Badolato both plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud Thursday in a Manhattan federal court, according to the New York Post. The duo admitted to lying to donors, saying that they intended from the beginning to use the funds for personal gain. The pair took large salaries from the donations and covered their tracks by lying on their tax forms. "I knew what I was doing was wrong and a crime," said Kolfage, according to the New York Post.
Zelenskyy warns citizens against giving personal info to Russians as Moscow looks to extend campaign southwest
       
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday warned residents in regions to the south and west of Donetsk against providing personal information to Russian soldiers. "I urge the residents of the southern regions of Ukraine - Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions - to be very careful about what information you provide to the invaders," he said in an address. Zelenskyy warned that attempts to annex additional regions in Ukraine will not be tolerated and threatened additional financial repercussions. If someone wants a new annexation, it can only lead to new powerful sanctions strikes on Russia," he said. "You will make your country as poor as Russia hasn’t been since the 1917 civil war.
Ahead of midterms, parents are flexing their political muscles
       
Parents spent much of 2021 fighting back against COVID-19 regulations and controversial curricula in their children's schools, but now they're mobilizing ahead of the midterms this fall in a move to expand their influence. Parents' Rights in Education has also launched a federal PAC in the last few years and endorsed candidates in school board races. A Fox News poll just ahead of Election Day showed Youngkin ahead of McAuliffe with parents by a double-digit margin in the wake of the gaffe. "Educators welcome parent involvement in schools, because our kids do best when teachers, parents and caregivers work together," said AFT president Randi Weingarten in a statement to Fox News. Advocates encouraged parents to use Youngkin's tip line – initially set up to allow parents to voice concerns and complaints about educators – to call for an inclusive curriculum instead.
Jen Psaki 'mischaracterizing' Florida's parental rights bill, says State Senate president
       
Republican Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson on Wednesday hit back at White House press secretary Jen Psaki for how she characterized Florida’s parental rights law. I’m sure she has plenty of problems in Washington to take care of and she should leave Florida’s legislation to Florida. PSAKI FIGHTS BACK TEARS OVER FLORIDA'S PARENTAL RIGHTS BILL, SAYS IT'S HURTING CHILDREN'S 'LIVES'Psaki broke into tears while discussing Florida’s controversial parental rights bill in a podcast released this week. Ron DeSantis signed into law a parental rights bill that bans teachers from giving classroom instruction on "sexual orientation" or "gender identity" in kindergarten through third grade. And when liberal elitists attack our parental rights, Florida is going to stand up.
Harry and Katherine LeFrak set to be society’s next mega-divorce
       
Sources say real estate mogul Harrison LeFrak — who is reliably on the Forbes list of the richest Americans — is splitting from his wife, Greek shipping heiress Katherine Embiricos LeFrak, who is worth — literally — a fortune. He is saddened that other parties have chosen to discuss this publicly.”Harrison, known as Harry in society circles, is the fourth generation of his family to run the vast LeFrak real estate operation. The family firm famously owns the vast LeFrak City in Queens as well as commercial real estate all over the country. Harrison and his brother, James, are now co-managing directors of the company, which is helmed by their father, Richard LeFrak. As of 2015, Forbes said the LeFraks were worth $6.6 billion, making them the 44th richest family in America.
Howard Schultz prods Starbucks managers to step up ‘union busting’ in leaked video
       
He then accused Starbucks Workers United of bullying other workers not to vote. So far, employees at 26 Starbucks locations nationwide have voted to join a union. Schultz has urged employees to shun organized labor, saying that the company offers generous benefits without the help of unions. Getty ImagesEmployees at 218 other Starbucks locations have petitioned the NLRB to join a union. According to More Perfect Union, Starbucks Workers United has filed more than 80 unfair labor practice complaints against the company.
Fauci crushed for saying it's 'disturbing' that a U.S. court can overrule the CDC
       
Fauci’s irksome comments happened during a Thursday interview with CBS News about U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle striking down the travel mask mandate on Monday. During the segment on the streaming show "Red & Blue," CBS anchor Robert Costa asked Fauci, "Do you personally agree or disagree with her interpretation of public health law?" This is a public health matter, not a judicial matter." "So, obviously the CDC will abide by the order of the court because it’s a legal obligation," he continued. Of course it's CDC's job, not a judge's, to make public health policy.
UK vows to reopen Kyiv embassy, won't act 'passively as Putin carries on this onslaught’
       
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday that his country plans to reopen its embassy in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv next week as he vowed that the "United Kingdom and our allies will not watch passively as Putin carries on this onslaught." The reopening comes after Britain announced on Feb. 18 – before Russia’s bloody invasion began – that its embassy and staff in Kyiv was relocating temporarily to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATESJohnson also said Putin made a "catastrophic blunder" by invading Ukraine, but it remained a possibility that Russia could still win there, Reuters reports. "The situation is, I'm afraid, unpredictable at this stage, but we've just got to be realistic about that," Johnson reportedly said. He was also quoted as saying that "we’re looking at sending tanks to Poland to help them as they send some of their T-72s [tanks] to Ukraine."
Liberal author lectures 'selfish' Americans who oppose Biden's student loan forgiveness: 'A dark jealousy'
       
A liberal author is lecturing "selfish" Americans for opposing the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness policy, describing their disdain for it as "dark jealousy, bitterness and animosity." "What I did not think was how unfair it was that my husband and I, who once owed a combined $180,000 in student debt, wouldn’t be partaking in the loan forgiveness bounty," she added. "The debate about student loan forgiveness also reveals a misguided take on fairness. "Would it have been nice to have access to a loan forgiveness program myself? The Biden administration erased the debt of 40,000 students earlier this week, marking the first of potentially 4 million more people having their student loans forgiven.
Liberal columnist denies Twitter is biased against conservatives: ‘Facts say otherwise’
       
A liberal columnist, writing in The Hill on Wednesday, claimed Twitter isn’t actually biased against conservatives, conservatives are just more likely to spread "misinformation." Paul M. Barrett’s opinion piece, headlined, "Musk says Twitter is biased against conservatives — facts say otherwise," knocked Tesla CEO Elon Musk for saying that he was "worried about de facto bias in ‘the Twitter algorithm.'" TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE HAVE REPEATEDLY CENSORED CONSERVATIVES DESPITE LIBERAL DOUBTSDespite the headline, the columnist acknowledged that a recent study found Twitter censors conservative accounts at a higher rate than liberals. Barrett’s source was a preliminary study from MIT, Yale and the University of Exeter which questioned, "Is Twitter biased against conservatives?" One of the most well-known cases of Twitter bias came during the 2020 election.
Tennessee Gov. halts execution of man convicted of murdering family due to 'oversight'
       
Tennessee's Republican governor temporarily called off what would have been the state’s first execution since the start of the coronavirus pandemic citing an "oversight" in the state’s lethal injection preparation. Bill Lee didn’t elaborate on what exactly forced the surprise 11th-hour stop to the planned execution of 72-year-old Oscar Smith. "Due to an oversight in preparation for lethal injection, the scheduled execution of Oscar Smith will not move forward tonight. Henry said the governor did the "right thing" by stopping the execution which would "certainly have been torturous to Mr. Just before learning of his reprieve, Smith had received communion from his spiritual adviser and had also been served his last meal which included a double cheeseburger and apple pie hours earlier.
Biden approval rating lowest with Hispanic voters, poll finds
       
President Biden's approval ratings continue to fall precipitously among Hispanics in the United States. Biden's approval ratings among Hispanics are down to 26%, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll. This is a nearly 10 point drop from Biden's approval rating on April 6, when he maintained approximately 34% of the Hispanic population. Hispanic voters are now evenly split in their support between Democrats and Republicans, a sharp turn from their previously overwhelming support for the former. All predicted big gains in support for Republicans from Hispanic voters.
California Democrat blasts party's 'wokeism run amok,' says Hispanic voters turning on Biden
       
President Biden’s "woke" policies are turning off Latinos and many Democrats, a former California state senator warned Friday on "Fox & Friends First." BIDEN APPROVAL RATING LOWEST WITH HISPANIC VOTERS, POLL FINDSBiden's approval ratings continue to fall precipitously among Hispanics in the United States. This is a nearly 10 point drop from Biden's approval rating on April 6 , when he maintained approximately 34% of the Hispanic population. "Biden's 35% job approval among registered voters ties the low that he received in a Quinnipiac University poll on Jan. 12, 2022, when his job approval rating was a negative 35-54%," Quinnipiaq wrote in their breakdown of the data. "Among registered voters, 35% approve of Biden's job performance, while 55% disapprove with 10% not offering an opinion," the poll analysis added.
Russian general says goal of war in Ukraine is ‘full control’ of Donbas and south
       
A Russian general on Friday claimed that Russia’s ambitions in Ukraine extend outside the Donbas region and stretch across the country's southern districts. "Since the start of the second phase of the special operation...one of the tasks of the Russian army is to establish full control over the Donbas and southern Ukraine," Major General Rustam Minnekaev told Russian news agencies. The Pentagon continues to assess that Mariupol is still contested and has yet to fall to Russian forces. But the general’s Friday statements suggest that cities as far south as Odesa could be seeing a similar fight to the ongoing battle in Mariupol. "Control over the south of Ukraine is another way out to Transnistria, where there are cases of Russian-speaking people being oppressed," Minnekaev said, in an apparent threat to Moldova.
Randi Weingarten says parental rights bills are 'the way in which wars start'
       
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten warned that legislation similar to Florida's recent parental rights bill may have dire consequences. "This notion – we've been very lucky in America, and we in some ways live in a bubble for a long time," Weingarten said. The AFT is the nation's most prominent teachers' union and has been a consistent and vocal critic of Florida Gov. "We have a lot to do to help kids recover and thrive this year after two years of an unprecedented pandemic. So rather than help us help our kids socially, academically and emotionally, these vocal minorities want to marginalize LGBTQ kids, censor teachers and ban books."
Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Stiller and more stars sign letter protesting Canada Gas Pipeline
       
Hollywood stars have joined together to write a letter to City National’s parent company, the Royal Bank of Canada, to defund the Canada Gas pipeline. The letter, signed in solidarity, urges the Royal Bank of Canada to "withdraw support from the Coastal GasLink pipeline, effective immediately." Ruffalo kicked off the video explaining the bank’s involvement with the Coastal GasLink pipeline. A representative for the Royal Bank of Canada said it does not have a comment to share at this time. Reps for the City National Bank did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Trump mocks ‘desert’ at CNN after streaming service is shuttered
       
Getty ImagesTrump mocked the short-lived streaming service in a statement on Thursday. One insider estimated that CNN spent $300 million launching and between $100 million and $200 million advertising the service. Left to right, Kasie Hunt, Chris Wallace, Rex Chapman, and Anderson Cooper attend the CNN+ Launch Event. Getty Images CNN+Former President Trump speaks at a rally on April 9. APNetwork insiders were horrified to learn that all junior staffers at the streaming service were let go.
Consumer advocate groups urge CFPB to regulate BNPL products like credit cards, cite 'cause for concern'
       
If you have outstanding debt accumulated through BNPL services, a personal loan could help in paying it down while avoiding fees and penalties. "Marketing of buy now, pay later credit is enticing, with promises of instant approval and no impact on a consumer’s credit," the letter said. A review of the CFPB’s consumer complaints database by independent consumer group U.S. PIRG Education Fund revealed that BNPL services could have hidden costs. And those who have seen their bank account fall into overdraft were more than twice as likely to have used BNPL services, according to Morning Consult . If you have faced overdraft fees or accumulated debt because of BNPL services, you could consider paying it off using a personal loan.
Ukraine says Russia won't allow evacuations from Mariupol steel plant, try to force surrender
       
A Ukrainian official said Friday that Russia is refusing to allow evacuations from a Mariupol steel plant by "pretending" there is no difference between military surrender and civilian evacuations. "There is such thing as a corridor for the military to surrender. The Russians have provided one, but we don't need it, as our military don’t want to surrender," Vereschuk said. "There is also such thing as a humanitarian corridor to evacuate the civilians out of the combat zone. Vereschuk pleaded with the international community to step in and help facilitate safe evacuations for civilians stuck in the fight.
UK police investigating 50 allegations of Ukraine war crimes
       
British counter-terrorism police are gathering evidence of potential war crimes after receiving over 50 reports following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Metropolitan Police’s War Crimes Team, a unit within its counter-terrorism command, said Friday it already received dozens of referrals from people with a link to the UK. Metropolitan Police’s headquarters, Scotland Yard, announced last month it was supporting the International Criminal Court probe into alleged war crimes. The US and European countries have since accused Russia of war crimes. The latest UK sanctions target the Generals committing atrocities on the front-line in Ukraine, and individuals and businesses supporting Putin’s military.
Biden's slide began in Afghanistan, and it will take Democrats down too
       
It’s felt like this for so long it’s become hard to remember a time when Democrats weren’t fighting for their political lives. It stayed that way throughout the spring and into the summer until one event sunk his political fortunes and left Democrats scrambling to survive November. If you want to pinpoint the exact event where the 46th president’s slide began, this was it. It doesn’t take a genius to see how Biden’s numbers shifted after the disastrous Afghanistan exit. Democrats know it — at least the intellectually honest ones do — but they can’t admit it.
Think Jesus sends all rich people straight to hell? Think again
       
Each of the synoptic Gospels preserves the memory of an occasion when a rich young man (or "ruler") approaches Jesus for spiritual direction. In fact, the young man is first told that he should engage in commerce! The rich young man is not told to destroy his possessions nor to simply give away all he has. The rich young man (and through him, each of us) is being taught a critical lesson: wealth cannot be the goal of our life. The young man was called to employ his talents—that is, to engage in commerce—but with a higher goal than the bottom line.
Pope says he's willing to do 'everything' to help end war; postpones 2nd meeting with Russian Orthodox leader
       
He said that two cardinals told him they hoped the war would mostly if not completely end in the first days of May. "What good would it do for the Pope to go to Kyiv if the war continued the next day?" He also mentioned that a second meeting with Patriarch Kirill, the leader of Moscow's Russian Orthodox Church, that was planned for June in Jerusalem has been postponed to avoid heightening tensions. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPope Francis is the first pope Kirill has agreed to meet as leader of the Russian Orthodox Church. The two previously met in Havana in 2016, which marked the first meeting between a pope and a leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in nearly 1,000 years, according to Reuters.
Republicans furious with Yellen for failing to testify on COVID relief: 'Continued violation of federal law'
       
EXCLUSIVE: Republicans in Congress are accusing Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen of violating the law by failing to testify before congressional committees on coronavirus relief programs for businesses. "I’ve repeatedly asked for Treasury Secretary Yellen to fulfill her duties and appear before the Small Business Committee. A Treasury spokesperson told FOX Business that Yellen has appeared before different committees in Congress and her deputy can appear before the Small Business committees in her place. But the GOP members want Yellen herself, as the law states "the Secretary of the Treasury shall testify." GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERESpokespeople for the Democratic chairs of the House and Senate Small Business Committees did not immediately respond to requests for comment on whether Yellen was in violation of the law.
Colorado GOP Senate contender nicknamed ‘The Boss’ spotlights conservative credentials
       
FIRST ON FOX: Joe O’Dea wants Colorado voters to know that he’s "not a politician." On Saturday, O’Dea's campaign will begin a TV, radio, and digital ad blitz spotlighting his story and why he’s running for the Senate. He’s a conservative running for U.S. Senate. "He’s running for the Senate to cut the debt, stop inflation, support the police and military, take on rampant crime. And Bennet hauled in $2.5 million in fundraising the past three months, bringing his cash on hand to $6.1 million.
Honduran ex-president extradited to US to face drug trafficking charges in New York
       
Honduras’ former president Juan Orlando Hernández, who left office in January, was extradited to the U.S. Thursday to face drug trafficking charges in New York. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the former leader, who the U.S. once touted as an ally in the war on drug trafficking, "abused his power" while president. He added, "Drug trafficking fuels violent crime and addiction; it devastates families, and it ravages communities. The Justice Department is committed to disrupting the entire ecosystem of drug trafficking networks that harm the American people, no matter how far or how high we must go." Hernández was charged with participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy, possession of machine guns and destructive devices and conspiracy to possess machine guns and destructive devices.
AOC warns that a GOP House would overturn an election: 'January 6 was a trial run'
       
BIDEN HESITATES TO SAY 2022 ELECTION RESULTS WILL BE LEGITIMATE IF ‘VOTING RIGHTS’ BILLS NOT PASSED"It was a trial run, and they're going to come back," the congresswoman warned. Most Republican elected officials loudly condemned the riot, although many of them voted to object to the election results in specific states. AOC SAYS SHE THOUGHT SHE MIGHT DIE DURING CAPITOL RIOTSix Senate Republicans and 121 House Republicans backed objections to certifying Arizona's election results, while seven Senate Republicans and 138 House Republicans objected to certifying Pennsylvania's results. In January, Biden hesitated to say whether he would acknowledge the legitimacy of the 2022 midterm election results, if Democrat election reform bills failed in Congress. Critics have mocked Ocasio-Cortez for claiming, "I thought I was going to die" during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Who’s In Charge At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
       
Story #1: President Biden is not of sound mind, so who is really in charge? Story #2: The absurdity is weighing heavy on the system. Story #3: No Russian players in tennis; but a changing of the guard in the NBA. Tell Will why he is right…or wrong! Follow Will on Twitter: @WillCain
AOC warns that a GOP House would overturn an election: 'January 6 was a trial run'
       
BIDEN HESITATES TO SAY 2022 ELECTION RESULTS WILL BE LEGITIMATE IF ‘VOTING RIGHTS’ BILLS NOT PASSED"It was a trial run, and they're going to come back," the congresswoman warned. Most Republican elected officials loudly condemned the riot, although many of them voted to object to the election results in specific states. AOC SAYS SHE THOUGHT SHE MIGHT DIE DURING CAPITOL RIOTSix Senate Republicans and 121 House Republicans backed objections to certifying Arizona's election results, while seven Senate Republicans and 138 House Republicans objected to certifying Pennsylvania's results. In January, Biden hesitated to say whether he would acknowledge the legitimacy of the 2022 midterm election results, if Democrat election reform bills failed in Congress. Critics have mocked Ocasio-Cortez for claiming, "I thought I was going to die" during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Disney stock tumbles amid Florida bill controversy, Dem turns on Biden over Title 42 and other top stories
       
Continue reading …HIGH COSTS OF FARMING – Farmer says rising costs of fertilizer, fuel and equipment could cause long-lasting problems for the agricultural industry. Continue reading …‘DEHUMANIZATION’ TACTICS – Nicolle Wallace compared GOP governors' so-called "dehumanization" tactics to Russian soldiers who rape children. Continue reading …TEAMS NEED GOOD DRAFT – NFL analyst Brian Baldinger says four teams need to have a good draft next week to return to the playoffs. Continue reading …BILL MURRAY FIASCO - Searchlight Pictures has paused production on "Being Mortal" after a complaint was made against Bill Murray. Continue reading …FOX WEATHERWhat’s it looking like in your neighborhood?
West Virginia man confuses meth for vehicle registration during traffic stop
       
A West Virginia man was arrested and charged after allegedly handing officers a bag of suspected meth instead of his vehicle registration during a traffic stop. Officers with the Bridgeport Police Department pulled over Roy Porter, 57, Sunday for suspected improper registration, according to WBOY 12 News. After handing over what he apparently believed to be his registration, a bag containing “pieces of a crystal-like substance” fell out, according to officers. Porter was carrying approximately four grams of meth, while passenger Jared Mayle, had almost 220 grams of meth, according to the officers. Porter was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and is being held at North Central Regional Jail with bail set at $5,000.
Farms face long-term challenges as production costs continue to skyrocket, fifth-generation farmer says
       
Rising costs of fertilizer, fuel and equipment could cause long-lasting problems for the agricultural industry, a fifth-generation farming facing the skyrocketing prices told Fox News. Pollack's dairy farm typically spends around $70,000 on fertilizer per year, the farmer told Fox News. The rise in price is due to a number of factors, including increased demand, supply chain disruptions, increase in energy costs, according to the American Farm Bureau. HIGHER FERTILIZER PRICES COULD MEAN SMALLER CROPSFarmers "would like to see a little bit more support," from the federal government on energy policy, Pollack told Fox News. Rising costs are "going to be a long-term problem" for farmers, he told Fox News.
State of emergency declared as Arizona wildfire continues to grow
       
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency on Thursday due to the massive wind-fueled wildfire burning in Coconino County. The Tunnel Fire, burning roughly 14 miles north of Flagstaff, has grown to over 20,000 acres as firefighters brace for increasingly windy conditions expected Friday. Nearly 800 households in the area have been evacuated, and the fire remains 0% contained, according to Coconino County officials. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMore than 370 firefighters have been called in to battle the blaze. Other firefighting resources on scene include five bulldozers, 30 fire engines, one air attack plane and three helicopters.
Cuellar: Biden Title 42 decision hurts Democrats — and helps cartels
       
Rep. Henry Cuellar says President Biden is hurting Democrats ahead of midterm elections while helping cartels by moving forward with his rollback of Title 42. MIDTERM ELECTIONS: IMMIGRATION, TITLE 42 LEAVE DEMOCRATS IN ‘BAD SHAPE,’ CAMPAIGN EXPERTS SAY"In the past, I was the lonely voice on this. REPUBLICAN STATES SEEK TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST BIDEN ADMIN ON TITLE 42 AHEAD OF ROLLBACKThe White House is emphasizing that it made its decision to lift Title 42, which will go into effect May 23, with clear eyes. SENATE SET FOR CLASH OVER TITLE 42, COVID FUNDING AMID WARNINGS OF IMPENDING FLOOD OF MIGRANTS TO BORDERA number of red states Thursday filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary restraining order that would keep Title 42 in place. The Biden administration can’t have it both ways, and Republicans will fight to keep Title 42 safeguards in place."
Philadelphia carjacking surge due to lenient DA policies, requires task force crackdown: former top official
       
Carjackings in Philadelphia have set a record pace in 2022 with 420 cars stolen so far this year, and one former official is calling for a more organized crackdown. "We definitely saw an increase after corona," Joseph Sullivan, a former deputy commissioner from Philadelphia, told Fox News Digital. PHILADELPHIA MAN FATALLY SHOT WHILE ANSWERING FRONT DOOR, POLICE SEEKING 2 GUNMENPhiladelphia was already reeling from a record-breaking 2021 that saw carjackings surge 85% over the previous year. NEW HYUNDAI VEHICLES STOLEN FROM PHILADELPHIA TRAIN YARDPhiladelphia Chief Inspector Frank Vanore speculated that a change in technology may prove a significant factor. The rise in crime has likewise driven a surge in gun permit applications, at least, in part, for self-defense.
Historic day in New Jersey: Weed is legal for everyone
       
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Zelensky gets John F. Kennedy award for defending democracy
       
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is among five people named Thursday as recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for acting to protect democracy. Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will present the awards May 22 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. APArizona House Speaker Rusty Bower was one of four U.S. officials chosen for standing up for free and fair elections. The award Zelensky was given honors public figures who risk their careers by embracing unpopular positions for the greater good. Moss has worked for the Fulton County elections department since 2012 and supervised the absentee ballot operation during the 2020 election.
Larry Elder: The media thinks Trump's reemergence will be worse than Biden's incompetence
       
Larry Elder reacted on Thursday's "Hannity" to President Biden confusing Title 42 and the mask mandate ruling for public transportation. LARRY ELDER: A growing number of Democrats, and you're right, these are people that are in very, very tough races. They're the ones who are now coming out and saying that we ought to retain the Title 42. And number two, to defeat Donald Trump. They think Donald Trump is worse, so they have zero interest in informing the public about the connection between all of these problems and Joe Biden's policies.
Sean Hannity rips Obama's initiative on misinformation
       
Fox News host Sean Hannity tore into President Obama's ‘misinformation and disinformation’ campaign' Thursday night on "Hannity." SEAN HANNITY: Obama is now on a mission to combat, he says, 'misinformation and disinformation,' and this network has the largest reach of any other outlet. And I'm sure they'd love to hear Barack's take on why the media mob breathlessly pushed Hillary Clinton's dirty misinformation dossier and the Russia collusion hoax for years. And while we're at it, President Obama, why don't you tell us how you really feel about our current president Joe Biden? That's because he's not really interested in battling disinformation, instead as you said today, he wants to reshape your perspective.
Migrant buses continue to arrive in Washington, DC from Texas
       
The ninth and tenth buses carrying migrants who entered the country through the southern border into Texas arrived in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night. "By busing migrants to Washington, D.C., the Biden Administration will be able to more immediately meet the needs of the people they are allowing to cross our border," Abbott said last week. "Texas should not have to bear the burden of the Biden Administration’s failure to secure our border." Abbott directed the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) last week to begin transporting migrants released from federal custody in Texas to Washington, D.C., and other locations outside the Lone Star State. Ordalis Heras, 26, an asylum seeker from Venezuela who took one of the earlier buses to Washington, D.C., told the Tribune she was grateful to Texas for the ride.
Ingraham: The left won't think twice about 'punishing perceived wrongdoers' at home
       
Laura Ingraham discussed on ‘The Ingraham Angle’ how Obama labeled those with dissenting views as spreading ‘dangerous disinformation' and how that tactic is common of dictators. So labeling the views of an effective opposition as dangerous disinformation, which is what he did today at Stanford. So this brings me to this question, why is the left -- why are Democrats so cowed by China and so condemnatory of their own country? Now we all know that the Left doesn't think twice about punishing perceived wrongdoers here at home. But where are the left social order enforcers when it comes to China?
Trump slams Biden's Afghan withdrawal, says he would have kept Bagram Air Base to monitor China's nuke testing
       
Former President Donald Trump warned in a speech Thursday that President Biden had made America more vulnerable to its enemies, including by withdrawing U.S. troops from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, which Trump said he would have kept in order to monitor China's nuclear program. Trump also claimed that he would have kept the U.S. presence in Bagram Air Base, formerly the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. "The reason we're keeping Bagram is because of China," the former president said. While Trump said he would have withdrawn U.S. troops, he had planned to leave with "great dignity and great strength." We were going to leave with dignity, great dignity and great strength," he said.
Pompeo: China continues to roll Biden's America, as CCP reaches deal with key Pacific archipelago
       
China continues to ignore the United States as it militarizes its geographic zone, while continuing to treat Biden personnel as subjects to be lectured, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday. On "The Ingraham Angle," host Laura Ingraham pointed out how Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin appeared to get nothing out of his communication with Chinese defense officials Thursday. Reading between the lines, Ingraham said, it appeared Austin's call was the latest example of China hectoring the Biden administration and ignoring its interests. "I don't think they respect or fear the United States under the leadership of President Biden," Pompeo replied. "And it doesn't look like we actually defended the things that matter most to the United States of America [in Austin's call].
Texas woman drops lawsuit claiming Jerry Jones is her father
       
A 25-year-old Texas woman who sued Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, alleging he is her biological father, has dropped her lawsuit. Alexandra Davis said in court papers filed Wednesday that she now wants genetic testing to verify her claim, The Dallas Morning News reported. The lawsuit alleged that Jones had a relationship with Davis’ mother, Cynthia Davis, who was working as a ticket counter agent for American Airlines in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the time. At the time of the agreement in 1998, Jones denied he was the father. Jerry Jones is the team president and general manager.
Audio reveals McCarthy saying he’ll tell Trump to resign after Jan. 6
       
But a spokesman for the Republican leader flatly denied that McCarthy had planned to call Trump to tell him to resign. McCarthy tells those on the call he plans to speak with Trump. “It would be my recommendation you should resign,” McCarthy planned on telling Trump. McCarthy denied his plans to tell Trump to resign, calling the claims “totally false and wrong.” AP/Jose Luis Magana“From what I know of him, I mean you guys all know him too – do you think he’d ever back away?” McCarthy says. The former president’s comments at the infamous “Stop the Steal” rally ahead of the siege were “not right by any shape or form,” McCarthy said, according to the times.
Donald Trump Jr. to meet with Jan. 6 panel ‘in coming days’: report
       
Donald Trump Jr. will reportedly soon meet with the House select committee investigating last year’s riot at the Capitol. Trump Jr., 44, was slated to meet with the panel in the coming days, according to ABC News. “He’s got to condemn [the riot] ASAP,” Trump Jr. wrote Meadows in a text message, according to panelist Sen. Liz Cheney. AP Photo/John Minchillo, FileFormer White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reportedly communicated to Donald Trump Jr. during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Democrats have accused Donald Trump Jr. of playing a role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Fed's Powell confirms half-point rate hike 'on the table' in May as inflation surges
       
It would mark the first time since 2000 that the U.S. central bank raised the federal funds rate by 50 basis points. Powell said Thursday that the U.S. central bank is now focused on actual reductions in the inflation rate rather than mere forecasts. Asked whether March may turn out to be the peak of inflation, the Fed chairman demurred. The biggest question now is whether central bank officials can successfully tame inflation and stabilize prices without triggering an economic recession. "Our goal is to use our tools to get demand and supply back in sync, so inflation moves back into place, without a slowdown that amounts to a recession," Powell said.
Col. Macgregor: Biden wrongly conveying state of Ukraine, warns how western half could become 'firing range'
       
President Biden continues to attempt to make the public believe his actions toward Ukraine will be substantially helpful toward the outcome in its conflict with Russia, but that might not be completely true, retired Col. Douglas Macgregor told Fox News on Thursday. MACGREGOR BLASTS GEN. MARK MILLEY OVER CHINA PHONE CALL SCANDALMacgregor also surmised that Biden believes his actions will lead to a settlement with the Kremlin. If the Russians do not eventually seek detente, Macgregor predicted Western Ukraine will "just become a firing range." CNN+ LASTED 3 SCARAMUCCI'S: CONCHAPutin's troops have shown that their chief interests lie in the eastern half of Ukraine, Macgregor said. They were always interested in destroying the Ukrainian forces – that job's about through," he said, referring to the river that splits Kyiv.
Bill stripping Disney of self-governing power passes Florida House, Speaker says 'Disney misled Americans'
       
Florida Speaker of the House Chris Sprowls joined "Hannity" Thursday night to provide an update on his bill dissolving Disney's special improvement tax district. CHRIS SPROWLS: Disney deserves to be treated like any other company in the state. It's about time that Florida went and looked at these special taxing districts, would have this awesome power. I mean, Disney, a corporation, has the power from the state to build their own nuclear power plant should they decide to do so. They misled Americans about what the Florida Legislature did to protect kids in kindergarten through third grade.
North and South Korean leaders exchange letters to ease hostility
       
North Korea test-fired a new tactical guided missile on April 17, 2022. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows off missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea on Jan. 14, 2021. South Korea’s next leader could take a harder line toward Pyongyang. Seoul has also accused North Korea of destroying South Korean-owned facilities at the North’s Diamond Mountain resort where they ran tours together until 2008. Kim in 2019 called the South Korean facilities there “shabby” and ordered them destroyed, though the work was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Larry Kudlow: Jay Powell Talks The Talk, Does Not Walk The Walk
       
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Larry Kudlow, host of Fox Business Network joined the Guy Benson Show to discuss the state of the American economy and how inflation is hurting everyday Americans. Kudlow chided the head of the federal reserve over not acting faster to ease inflation saying,
Gen. Jack Keane: Russia Sees Mariupol As Very Critical To Their Overall Success In Ukraine
       
Listen To The Full Interview Below:General Jack Keane is a retired 4 star general, the chairman of the Institute for the Study of War and Fox News Senior Strategic Analyst joined the Guy Benson Show to discuss the war in Ukraine and the battle for the port city of Mariupol. General Keane commented on the fight for Mariupol saying,
Kudlow: It is time for some big changes in the White House
       
Reportedly, Joe Biden recently told former President Barack Obama that he's going to run for reelection. Mr. Biden may think he's going to run again, but almost no one else does. Yet incredibly, with all the mistakes in foreign policy, economic policy, border policy, and the rest, no heads have rolled. But we have an inflation emergency, a big economic problem, a huge energy problem, a big border problem and a war in Ukraine. It is time for some big changes in the White House.
Fight over Democrat gerrymander is heading to NY state’s highest court
       
A state appellate court has ruled in favor of Republicans seeking to throw out what they call a gerrymandered congressional map that unfairly benefits Democrats. But Democrats, who have supermajorities in the state Senate and Assembly, are planning to challenge the decision to the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. William Farrington“It’s not just a gerrymander, we’re calling it a Hochulmander,” state Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy has said, blaming the politically motivated redrawing on Gov. State Senate Democrats have vowed to reverse the state appellate court’s decision at the Court of Appeals. HANS PENNINK/POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesIt’s hard to predict what a court is going to do,” Goldfeder said following the decision.
New York Dems illegally drew congressional districts, appeals court rules
       
A mid-level appeals court in New York State ruled late Thursday that Democrats illegally drew up new congressional maps to unfairly benefit their own party. Democrats' attorneys said the maps are more than fair to Republicans, who lost their decadeslong control of the state Senate in 2018 but have won some swing districts. Democrats say the new maps protect minority voting rights and reflect population loss in upstate communities once considered Republican strongholds. Attorneys for the state Senate, Assembly and Gov. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRepublicans represent about 22% of registered New York voters, and currently hold eight of the state's 27 seats in Congress.
Orlando FreeFall: Florida lawmaker 'very concerned' after report shows teen was 'not properly secured'
       
A Florida lawmaker tells Fox News Digital that she's "very concerned" after a state-funded engineering report on the Orlando FreeFall came to a conclusion that the teenager who fell off the ride was "not properly secured" in his seat due to modifications made to the seat. Tyre Sampson, 14, died after falling off of the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, on March 24. An operating manual for the Orlando FreeFall states that the maximum passenger weight is just over 286 pounds. Thompson said she's also concerned because the SlingShot Group of Companies, which operates the Orlando FreeFall, also operates other amusement park rides across Florida. FLORIDA FREEFALL TRAGEDY: STATE AGENCY HIRES FORENSIC ENGINEER TO INVESTIGATE TEEN'S AMUSEMENT PARK DEATHThompson also said that inspections for amusement park rides need to be quarterly, and said there's "a lot" that needs to be looked at following the Orlando FreeFall incident.
Obama's speech on misinformation shows Democrats 'want to control what is said and what is not said': McEnany
       
Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany said former President Barack Obama's speech about misinformation shows that Democrats "want to control what is said and what is not said" Thursday on "Jesse Watters Primetime." Obama's speech Thursday at Stanford University sent the message that Democrats "want to control what is said and what is not said," McEnany told guest host Brian Kilmeade. Obama also mentioned congressional reform of Section 230, which provides legal immunity to social media companies in certain instances. His call for reform "was a bit curious," McEnany said, since such companies "do all of the Democrats' dirty work." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPHarris's workplace is "pretty brutal," with the vice president blaming all of her mistakes on staff members, McEnany said.
Gov. Polis claims Colorado is open to all, ignores signing amicus brief on infamous Christian baker lawsuit
       
Jared Polis claimed Colorado is open to all business, but he appeared to forget his past involvement in the infamous Masterpiece Bakery lawsuit. Ron DeSantis for his signature. This is the leadership they have that stifles freedom, stifles economic prosperity, and it’s exactly what we’re seeing out of Ron DeSantis in Florida," Polis said. Our state is open for business, open for jobs, certainly open to host Disney World," Polis said. CLAY TRAVIS: THIS IS WHAT RON DESANTIS IS SAYING TO DISNEYColorado, however, was not always open all political viewpoints.
NYC to get $88.9M for treatment from opioid maker suits, AG Letitia James says
       
New York City will receive nearly $90 million worth of opioid overdose prevention and education efforts this year funded by settlements with large pharmaceutical companies, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday. Mayor Eric Adams announced the retrieval of the overdose prevention funds with Attorney General Letitia James. NYC Mayor's Office“We’re here today to turn the tide on this crisis,” the attorney general said Thursday afternoon. “The investments that we can make as a result of the opioid settlements will save lives for now and for years to come as we work to end the opioid epidemic,” he said. In October, James launched her “HealNY” tour to deliver the up to $1.5 billion in settlements the Attorney General Office negotiated with drug companies to combat the opioid epidemic.
The week in whoppers: Hochul’s hokum, Obama’s ‘disinfo’ baloney and more
       
This headline:CNN claimed that Biden doesn’t have the power to solve his many problems. And even this CNN “analysis” admits economists (on the left and right) finger Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package for driving up inflation. It also admits the president could shift course on some issues, though at a political cost. This comment:“The masks make a lot more sense [today] even than they did a year ago . If anything, the exact opposite is true: We now know that masks are unlikely to do much, if anything, to stop the spread of COVID.
Eric Adams is right: BLM costs black lives
       
Loathsome local Black Lives Matter leader Hawk Newsome just called Mayor Eric Adams a “c–n” live on national TV for pointing out BLM’s hypocrisy for staying silent on the black victims of crime. But the mayor has the facts fully on his side: Anti-police, soft-on-crime “reforms” have been literally murder on minority communities across America. Murder of black Americans rose more than 32% just from 2019 to 2020, 7,484 victims to 9,941. As the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald puts it: “The Black Lives Matter narrative about racist, homicidal cops has produced virulent hostility in the streets,” poisoning police-community relations. Which makes Hank Newsome and his ilk the real bane on the black community — which, incidentally, voted overwhelmingly for Eric Adams last year in good measure because he vowed to end the carnage.
Russia accused of ‘genocide’ with mass graves holding up to 9K civilians near Mariupol
       
As many as 9,000 Ukraine civilians could have been executed by Russian forces and buried in mass graves outside Mariupol, according to local leaders. He has already killed tens of thousands of civilians in Mariupol,” Boychenko said Thursday, according to his city council. The site is “the new Babi Yar,” a reference to the Ukrainian Holocaust site where Jews were killed in World War II, Mariupol’s mayor said. A satellite image shows an overview of cemetery and expansion of the new graves in Manhush, near Mariupol, Ukraine, Apr. Reuters/Maxar TechnologiesA service member of pro-Russian troops stands in front of the destroyed administration building of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works in Mariupol, Ukraine Apr.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee calls off Oscar Smith’s execution due to ‘oversight’
       
Bill Lee didn’t elaborate on what the issue was that put on hold the planned execution of 72-year-old inmate Oscar Smith. “Due to an oversight in preparation for lethal injection, the scheduled execution of Oscar Smith will not move forward tonight. Bill Lee temporarily canceled Smith’s execution after what he called an unspecified “oversight” in preparations for the lethal injection. Lee didn’t elaborate on what the issue was that put on hold the planned execution of 72-year-old inmate Smith. Smith declined to choose between the chair and lethal injection, so lethal injection became the default method.
Europe’s economic troubles threaten the stability of the entire globe
       
Troubles have come to the eurozone economy not as single spies but in battalions. Then it was a surge in eurozone inflation to record levels, which will soon force the European Central Bank to slam on the monetary-policy brakes and thereby heighten the risk of a European economic recession. Not simply because a slowdown in the eurozone economy could mean less favorable export markets for the rest of the world. AP/Martin MeissnerWith eurozone inflation having picked up to 7.5% — an all-time high — it must be only a matter of time before the ECB is forced to slam on the monetary-policy brakes. The end to ECB bond-buying would seem to be setting the stage for another round of eurozone debt crisis, especially should the eurozone succumb to another economic recession.
AG Letitia James called out for donations from developer linked to ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin
       
New York Attorney General Letitia James’ campaign has taken tens of thousands of dollars in donations from a real estate developer linked to indicted ex-Lt. Gov. State campaign finance records show James has received about $35,000 in past donations from Migdol and his family. The New York Times reported last week that James had received a total of $45,000 in donations that would also include associated businesses. “New Yorkers demand and deserve an attorney general who’s going to root out corruption and not turn a blind eye out of political convenience,” he added. Meanwhile, in her first public remarks on outstanding criminal charges against him since his arrest last week, James blamed Benjamin for eroding public trust in political leaders.
Kamala Harris’ chief of staff Tina Flournoy joins staff exodus
       
Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief of staff Tina Flournoy is leaving her position after 15 months — joining a growing list of Harris aides who have called it quits over the past year. “Tina has been a valued advisor and confidant to me and tremendous leader for the office,” Harris said in a statement. Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief of staff Tina Flournoy has not revealed why she’s leaving. Vice President Kamala Harris praised Tina Flournoy (left) for helping out with “rebuilding our economy.” Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, PoolLorraine Voles will take over as Harris’ chief of staff. Although her departure comes amid a staffing sea change, Flournoy served longer than former Vice President Mike Pence’s first chief of staff, Josh Pitcock, who lasted just six months.
Yell it far and wide: No more COVID mandates!
       
It’s nice that Hochul greeted the rise in cases by saying, “We’re not panicking,” but New York needs actual leadership, not just an absence of hysteria. Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams should ditch the remaining mandates. J. Messerschmidt/NY PostNew York needs actual leadership, not just an absence of hysteria. And the city desperately needs to get fully back to normalcy, which requires all mandates to go. As Mayor Eric Adams says, “We have to learn to live with COVID.”That’s why he and Hochul should be ditching all remaining mandates, not making excuses such as Adams’ “New York is unique: We’re densely populated” justification for retaining his last mandates.
Colorado Dem gov slams DeSantis for ‘socialist attacks’ on Disney, GOP gov hits back at ‘baseless allegations’
       
Ron DeSantis traded words over the latter’s push for legislation targeting Disney. "In [Colorado], we don’t meddle in affairs of companies like [Disney] or [Twitter]." FLORIDA SENATE PASSES BILL STRIPPING DISNEY OF SPECIAL SELF-GOVERNING POWER"Hey [Disney] we’re ready for Mountain Disneyland and [Twitter] we’re ready for Twitter HQ2, whoever your owners are," the Democrat governor continued. "The special district associated with Disney has existed for decades, since before Governor DeSantis was born. The bill’s passage came after a feud between Disney and Florida Republicans over the state’s parental rights in an education bill.
Kamala Harris staff exodus: Harris’ chief of staff Tina Flournoy to leave position
       
Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief of staff Tina Flournoy will be leaving the administration and replaced by top adviser Lorraine Voles in the latest shakeup in Harris’ office, according to the White House. First reported by the Washington Post, Voles was brought into Harris' office by Flournoy last summer, as the vice president faced negative headlines for a flurry of staffers leaving her office. Harris, in a statement, praised the departing Flournoy, calling her a "valued advisor and confidant to me and tremendous leader for the office." KAMALA HARRIS TO OFFICIATE NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR'S WEDDING IN DC"Tina is the consummate public servant and I will continue to rely on her advice, counsel and friendship," the vice president said. Harris' deputy chief of staff, Michael Fuchs, is also leaving the White House in the coming weeks.
Kayleigh McEnany calls out Kamala Harris' staff exodus: 'This is highly abnormal'
       
Former White House Press Secretary and "Outnumbered" co-host Kayleigh McEnany joined "Fox & Friends" to discuss the 12th staffer leaving VP Kamala Harris' office. KAMALA HARRIS STAFF EXODUS: DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF MICHAEL FUCHS QUITSKAYLEIGH MCENANY: Yeah, it's not ordinary. Look, people say, 'Oh, there's White House burnout,' of course, it's a hardworking job, but most of the people know what they're signing up for. During my tenure, I don't recall any major figure leaving Vice President Pence's office, his communications director, his chief of staff. These are people who see a sinking ship that is sinking like the Titanic, and they're jumping off.
Ohio State University student leader says he would 'love' for Black people to be taught 'they are superior'
       
An Ohio State University student leader is facing criticism from other students for a comment he made during a student government meeting in March, stating that he'd "love" to live in a world where "Black people were taught that they are superior." During the March 23 general assembly meeting, Fuller said that White people are taught they are "superior" to other races, and would "love" to see that change. "And I would absolutely love to live in a world where Black people were taught that they are superior." "The comments made during the General Assembly session is fundamentally, like, diverging from our values as the student government of Ohio State," Chang said. A spokesperson for Ohio State University told Fox News that it is reviewing the matter.
Karl Rove explains the causes of historic inflation under the Biden administration
       
Fox News contributor Karl Rove revealed how inflation has skyrocketed under President Biden Thursday on "Your World." ROVE: Ordinary Americans go to the grocery store, maybe a couple of times a week. … There are things that they do virtually every day that bring them into contact … with a real awareness that prices are rising and prices are rising faster than most of them are seeing their paychecks increase. [These] were the numbers in the Politico Harris poll in January: 41% favored the big Build Back Better; 21% of them strongly. She thinks somehow or another being in favor of something that's got 41% support is going to somehow vault the Democrats into an historic victory in a midterm election?
Letters to the Editor — April 22, 2022
       
I voted for President Biden because I firmly believe his assessment that the world has become a dangerous dichotomy of democracy and autocracy (“Ukraine’s Alamo,” Editorial, April 21). The alternative choice was former President Donald Trump, who recently proclaimed President Vladimir Putin a “genius” for his Ukrainian military strategy. Alan BrooksBrooklynThe war in Ukraine has been a major failure of United States and NATO intelligence, which assumed Russia’s invasion would be a cake walk. History will condemn the United States and the NATO European nations if this crime against humanity is allowed to continue. Now Biden is looking as weak (in fact, impotent) in addressing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the Obama administration was with Crimea.
Florida pol behind ‘Victims of Communism Day’ named state education chief
       
A Florida state senator who pushed for a mandatory “Victims of Communism Day” in public schools has been tapped as the Sunshine State’s next education chief. Ron DeSantis on Thursday formally recommended Manny Diaz to serve as Florida’s new Education Commissioner. Since DeSantis appoints the State Board of Education, the recommendation is likely to result in Diaz’s confirmation. AP“It is an honor to be recommended by Governor DeSantis to serve as the Education Commissioner,” Diaz said in a statement. I am excited to get to work continuing the mission of the Governor to make Florida the Education State.”
NYPD cop forced to retire early on false claims she is suicidal, suit alleges
       
“As a result … plaintiff will lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost pension benefits,” the suit says. In 2019, Viviana Ayende joined a lawsuit against the city alleging awful breast-pumping conditions for NYPD moms. But, her husband reported the note to the NYPD who had her committed to the hospital as suicidal, the suit alleges. Ayende was released two weeks later and has been on restricted duty ever since, the court papers say. Finally, on Monday, the New York Police Pension Fund’s medical board forced her into early retirement.
Mayor Eric Adams doesn’t rule out floated rent hike for stabilized NYC apartments
       
Mayor Eric Adams refused Thursday to rule out supporting a controversial recommendation that the Big Apple’s rent regulator approve major hikes — as much as 9% over two years — for stabilized apartments. Mayor Adams speaks with New York Attorney General Letitia James on April 21, 2022. If the suggested increases are approved, it would be the biggest bump in rent for stabilized apartments since at least 2013. Rent stabilization typically applies to buildings with more than five units built before 1974, so many properties owned by small landlords are exempt from the regulations. All nine members of the rent board are appointed by the mayor.
‘We Build the Wall’ fraudsters plead guilty in federal court
       
Two fraudsters who ripped off donors of a fundraising campaign that purportedly sought to collect money for a wall along the southern US border during Donald Trump’s presidency pleaded guilty Thursday for their roles in the scam. Sean MurphyBadolato added they claimed they would not take money from the fund in order to “bolster the reputation and in turn generate more donations.”“I’m terribly, terribly sorry for what I did,” he said. Sean MurphyFormer White House strategist Steve Bannon was involved in the swindling GoFundMe campaign. AP Photo/Jose Luis MaganaShea has pleaded not guilty in the case and is expected to go to trial next month in Manhattan federal court. Trump pardoned Bannon a day before he left office in January 2020, blocking federal prosecution of him in the case.
Russia-Ukraine war's true costs in focus as human rights advocate seeks answers
       
Marina Litvinovich told Fox News it's been a painstaking process: "There is no official data base anywhere. I have to collect information from the websites of regional and township administrations, chat rooms of governors, bit by bit." Fox News asked Litvinovich if she thought the mounting death toll among soldiers has changed that trend. Litvinovich argued for Russians to stay put if possible, if they don't face the threat of imminent imprisonment. "I see my task as that of a doctor who needs to treat a very sick, unhappy country.
Biden admin moving officers from northern US to southern border for Title 42 migrant surge, Cuellar says
       
Rep. Henry Cuellar on Thursday said the Biden administration told him it's planning to use law enforcement officers from the northern U.S. to deal with a massive surge in migrants coming to the southern border when Title 42 ends. REPUBLICAN STATES SEEK TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST BIDEN ADMIN ON TITLE 42 AHEAD OF ROLLBACK"What we've gotten from the White House is their plan to handle this large number of people. MIDTERM ELECTIONS: IMMIGRATION, TITLE 42 LEAVE DEMOCRATS IN ‘BAD SHAPE,’ CAMPAIGN EXPERTS SAYBiden's move was lauded by progressive Democrats but criticized by Republicans and many moderate Democrats who are up for reelection in November. "They are processed, they're released or taken over to bus stations or other places, airports," Cuellar said Thursday when asked how lifting Title 42 will affect his South Texas district. "They need to listen to border communities," Cuellar said of the Biden administration.
Austin City Council postpones vote on $1.18 guaranteed basic income plan after council members raise questions
       
The Austin City Council decided to postpone a vote on a $1.18 million guaranteed income plan after several members raised questions about the program and requested the delay. "This certainly gives me pause, and I'd like to better understand the program's anticipated outcomes before voting," Kelly, the lone Republican on the council, wrote on the board. Three other council members – Ann Kitchen, Leslie Pool, and José "Chito" Vela – also supported the postponement. Many of the questions that council members posed about the plan had to do with who would qualify and how the trial run would be evaluated once a year is up. Austin would join dozens of other cities around the United States that have rolled out guaranteed basic income programs in recent years, including New Orleans, Oakland, Gainesville, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Rich and famous are paying obscene amounts for homes in South Florida
       
The ongoing stampede of the rich and famous into South Florida is propelling real estate prices to new highs. New developments are rising in South Florida at a fast rate. “The South Florida housing market had a benchmark first quarter as prices reachedrecord levels amid limited supply,” Derderian said in a release. “Downtown Miami has seen an influx of new development condos constructed, attracting well-heeled buyers that are purchasing properties at Manhattan-like prices,” Derderian said. The demand pushed the average price of a Palm Beach home up by 44%.
CEO Of Goya Foods Gears Up For An Inflation Summer
       
This week, Sean and Rachel bring the CEO of Goya Foods, Bob Unanue to discuss how inflation and the war on Ukraine are affecting food supply across the country. Bob predicts what shelves will look like this summer given the surge in prices and food shortages, and shares his best tips to listeners on how to save money grocery shopping for their families moving forward.
Texas high school may be bypassing state law to offer CRT-related material in optional college-level courses
       
Texas high school students in a college-level English class were recently assigned a research paper in which they had to discuss one of three controversial issues facing American culture: gender, race, or ethnicity. The class, at Southwest High School in Forth Worth Independent School District (FWISD), offers both high school and college credit run by the University of Austin, Texas. For each controversial topic – gender, race, and ethnicity – students were provided with recommended reading lists for research. The materials would seem to go against the parameters of Texas Senate Bill 3, a law passed last year which banned the teaching of critical race theory in schools. But because the class offers both high school and college-level credit, it is able to bypass the state law.
CNN+ 'lasted 3 Scaramuccis' while CNN Ukraine coverage 'gets beat by wars from 80 years ago': Concha
       
With the failure of CNN+, Fox News contributor Joe Concha said its lifespan is comparable to the infamously-short White House career of former Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci. CNN+ originally launched at the end of March, while incoming CNN CEO Christopher Licht announced it will just as quickly close up shop on April 30. Concha told Fox News the streaming service has been the "biggest failure any media company has ever experienced," pointing to its initial $300 million price tag and floundering subscriber base. Concha noted that the History Channel airs a lot of educational programming on World War II. Pointing to the war in Ukraine, Concha riffed that more people are watching coverage of a war "that happened 80 years ago" than they are of CNN's coverage of a war going on today.
Army Recruiting Command says it filed all necessary paperwork prior to Capitol parachute fiasco
       
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command said Thursday that it had obtained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to perform a parachute jump at a Wednesday evening baseball game in Washington, D.C. that led to an alert and evacuation at the U.S. Capitol. "[W]e have confirmed that the parachute team filed all appropriate and required Federal Aviation Administration documentation and received FAA approval prior to operating within the National Capitol Region’s airspace," said Kelli LeGaspi, director of public affairs for U.S. Army Recruiting Command in a statement. Capitol Police’s alert about the plane, which was transporting members of the U.S. Army Golden Knights who later parachuted into Nationals Park for Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday evening, sent congressional staffers fleeing the Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., promised a congressional review of the FAA's "apparent failure," which she called "outrageous and inexcusable." "The United States Capitol Police must make split-second decisions that could make the difference between life and death," the Capitol Police statement said.
Minnesota police reveal identity of family of five and their dog murdered at home
       
A Minnesota family of five was found dead on Wednesday in a Duluth home, and the suspect wrote a Facebook post detailing how he decided to kill himself as well as several of his family members. Police say that Cole-Skogstad sent a message to a family member, which was eventually posted to Facebook. "Eventually, the Duluth Police Department was able to enter the home and locate five deceased people, and a deceased dog," Tusken said. During a press conference on Thursday, Tusken said that Cole-Skogstad is believed to have killed himself and the family members, saying that this appears to be a murder suicide. I cannot thank the members of our team enough for their service, and for their care for this community," Tusken said.
Title 42: Becerra warns against using ‘cover of health’ to deal with migration issues
       
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra on Thursday warned against using "the cover of health" to deal with the crisis at the southern border as he defended the Biden administration’s move to lift Title 42 in May. Becerra emphasized that the order is a public health order that was implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than a migration tool. WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS TITLE 42 TERMINATION AS ‘RETURN’ TO IMMIGRATION ‘STANDARD’ AS MORE DEMS BUCK BIDEN"That could be, but you don't use a health law to deal with a migration challenge, you use migration laws to deal with migration challenges," he said. "You can't use the cover of health to deal with migration challenges," he added. "It is important that we deal with migration challenges at the border with our laws that deal with migration rather than trying to bootstrap a health law to do migration work," he said.
Condé Nast shutters Vogue Russia, other publications over Ukraine war
       
Chief executive Roger Lynch revealed the decision in a memo to staffers – noting the company had terminated its franchise agreement with Condé Nast Russia in response to the conflict. Conde Nast/ Vogue RussiaThe decision to permanently end operations affects seven Condé Nast publications in Russia – Vogue, GQ, GQ Style, Tatler, Glamour, Glamour Style Book and Architectural Digest. Vogue Russia was Condé Nast’s most popular magazine in the country, with more than 800,000 readers, according to the company’s website. Condé Nast has been active in Russia for more than 20 years. Condé Nast joins hundreds of companies who have cut ties with Russia in response to the invasion.
Meteorologists battle storm of disinformation during severe weather outbreaks
       
The active severe weather season means an increase in storm reports that National Weather Service meteorologists are tasked with combing through to determine the severity of a storm, but sometimes the information in the reports are nothing more than fallacies. “It was an unbelievable lack of judgment because someone was just really curious to see tornado damage,” Ben Schott, meteorologist in charge of the NWS office in New Orleans, said. Fast-forward a couple of weeks later, and it is the NWS office in Little Rock that is looking at two cases where public information was wrong and possibly nefarious. John Wetter, president of the Spotter Network, a group devoted to getting storm chaser and spotter information to NWS offices, said after he learned the user-submitted information via his network, his non-profit immediately launched an investigation. It’s unknown whether any of the recent incidents are being looked into by law enforcement, but federal laws prohibit the publication of “false weather reports” and carry fines and possible prison sentences.
Elon Musk in talks to partner on Twitter bid with buyout firm Thoma Bravo
       
Elon Musk is in talks with private-equity firm Thoma Bravo about partnering on a possible takeover bid for Twitter, two sources close to the situation said. Thoma Bravo, a Chicago-based buyout firm that’s focused on the technology sector, could be the key to Musk moving forward with a binding offer for Twitter, sources said. The Post broke the news last week that Thoma Bravo, like Musk, was interested in buying Twitter. Now, Thoma Bravo would likely only move forward with Musk, or not at all, sources said. Nevertheless, Musk didn’t name any of his co-investors in the Thursday filing, and that has trained insiders’ focus on Thoma Bravo.
GOPers ask if Russian linked to Hunter Biden sanctioned over Ukraine
       
“How is President Biden navigating conflicts of interest when it comes to sanctioning people who have done business with this family? Russia has slapped sanctions on Hunter Biden, his father, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and 10 other? Americans. The letter says administration sanctions pinpointed “Russia’s Kremlin-connected business elite” and their families over the Feb. 24 attack on Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin with former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov in 2016. -All documents and communications since Biden took office between and among the Treasury Department, the White House, and/or the State Department regarding Elena Baturina, Hunter Biden, and Rosemont Seneca Partners.
Lee Zeldin claims 30-point lead in NY gov race, GOP rivals ask why he wants them off ballot
       
Rep. Lee Zeldin recently filed a primary challenge to remove Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, from the ballot. If Zeldin is so far ahead in thee race, why is the Zeldin team trying to knock opponents off the ballot, Giuliani asked. There’s been scant independent polling done on the Republican primary for governor compared to the Democratic primary, but the few surveys that have been conducted suggest a closer race. Businessman Harry Wilson is backed in the GOP primary by the centrist group Unite NY. Whoever wins the GOP primary will likely run against NY Gov.
Bill Clinton joins Eric Adams, Kathy Hochul to promote greener NY office buildings
       
Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams to promote the release of the “Empire Building playbook,” billed as a blueprint for how building owners can cut down on carbon emissions produced by office buildings. “How can you be against creating more jobs for innovative companies.”The Empire State Building’s climate-friendly retrofit was completed in 2010 and cost its owners about $31 million, according to reports. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams at the Empire State Building to promote the state’s “Empire Building playbook.” Photo by Erik Pendzich/ShutterstockThe upgrades slashed the building’s energy usage by about 40%, and saved the iconic building’s owners more than $4 million every year, according to Time and Washington Post. Hochul also noted that she and Adams have a harmonious relationship, unlike former Mayor Bill de Blasio and disgraced ex-Gov. Hochul and the partnership and just changing the mindset of how the chief executive of the state communication,” he gushed.
Legal marijuana sales begin in New Jersey — and shops are on a roll
       
Thousands of happy stoners flocked to pot shops in New Jersey Thursday — forming lines that snaked around the block at some locations — on the state’s first day of legal marijuana sales. A long line of people waiting to buy recreational marijuana at Ascend Cannabis dispensary in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, on April 21, 2022. James KeivomOver 2,000 customers went to the luxury cannabis shop on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey. The Rochelle Park store only takes customers by appointment due to high demand. Recreational weed sales in New Jersey are expected to generate $30 million in tax revenue during the 2022 fiscal year, and $121 million by 2023, Gov.
Ari Fleischer: The Problem With Today’s Media Is There’s No Diversity Of Thought In Newsrooms
       
Former White House Press Secretary and Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to share his thoughts on the disconnect between the majority of journalists working today and the people consuming their content. “The problem with journalism, and this is why they have such a distorted view of the world, is they have a diversity problem. They are too overwhelmingly liberal, too overwhelmingly cosmopolitan, too overwhelmingly pro-choice. Journalism schools around America are graduating people who are just so identical and they go into newsrooms where everybody around them is so identical. To hear what else he had to say, listen to the podcast!
Rep. Kevin Brady: A Revival Of Biden’s Build Back Better Plan Will Only Make Inflation Worse
       
Texas Republican Congressman Kevin Brady joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to explain why he believes the record-high inflation in the U.S. is only going to get worse due to the Biden administration’s economic policies. They’ve blamed everyone, I think, including the Easter Bunny, if I’m not mistaken. So we got the economic reports last week, so prices are growing three times faster than paychecks. Prices are growing three times faster than your own paycheck is, so your average family lost about $5,000 in real wages for most families, including mine, that’s a ton. That’s what the Biden administration just will not confess is it is getting worse.
Tom Homan blasts Biden's 'inhumane' border policies: They are 'killing people'
       
Former acting ICE Director Tom Homan accused the Biden administration on "America Reports" Thursday of not doing a "single thing" to slow the flow of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, causing record migrant deaths and a national security issue of "huge proportions." MARC THIESSEN: YOU KNOW IT'S 'POLITICAL CHAOS' WHEN DEMS ARE CALLING FOR A BORDER WALLTOM HOMAN: Where is the outrage over the record number of migrants that have died under the Biden administration? More migrants have died on U.S. soil crossing this border than any year in my career. Where is the outrage over the hundreds of migrants that died in Mexico and in the Darién Gap in Panama? This administration is inhumane, their policies are killing people.
B1-B Lancer catches fire at Dyess Air Force Base, two people injured
       
A B-1B Lancer caught fire during engine maintenance at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas on Wednesday evening. LOUISIANA AIR FORCE BASE GAS EXPLOSION INJURES SEVERAL"We are so grateful that all members of Team Dyess involved have been treated and are now safely back at home," 7th Bomb Wing commander Col. Joseph Kramer said in a statement Thursday. "Our B-1 fleet and warfighters remain ready to execute any long-range strike mission." next Image 1 of 2prev Image 2 of 2Dyess Air Force Base, located about seven miles south of Abilene, Texas, is known as the "home of the B-1." About one year ago, the Air Force grounded its entire fleet of B-1B Lancers for a few weeks after an issue was discovered with the bomber's fuel system, according to the War Zone.
Ukrainians 'distressed' by bureaucracy preventing aid from reaching frontlines: Charles Sennott
       
That's one of the things that really jumped out at us as we're not seeing all of this aid getting into these cities," he said. Sennott said aid has indeed been slow to arrive, in part due to bureaucracy and additionally because of the difficult circumstances posed by Russians indiscriminately attacking civilian areas. SARA CARTER JOINS TXDPS AT BORDER"Some of the bigger aid agencies that aren't getting in are frustrating local residents," Sennott said. "And so… it was really exciting to see people doing their job and really getting the aid out there. Save Our Allies did an excellent job in this village on the edge of where the shelling is really happening very, very intensely."
Republican states seek temporary restraining order against the Biden admin on Title 42 ahead of rollback
       
FIRST ON FOX: Twenty-one Republican states suing the Biden administration to stop the Title 42 public health order are now seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent any lifting of the order ahead of the May 23 rollback date. REPUBLICAN STATES SUE TO STOP BIDEN ADMIN'S LIFTING OF TITLE 42 BORDER POLICYSoon after, more states signed onto the lawsuit, bringing the number to 21. Of the more than 221,000 migrants encountered at the border in March, 50% were expelled under Title 42. The additional request for a temporary restraining order filed Thursday is intended to stop any move by the Biden administration to implement the revocation of Title 42 ahead of that May 23 date -- and prove that it has been implementing Title 42. The sources said that the order is technically still in place for those migrants, but only as long as there is space on Title 42 expulsion flights.
Sheriffs’ group urges Congress to keep Title 42 in place, warn thousands are heading to the border
       
There were more than 221,000 encounters in March, half of whom were expelled via Title 42. Now, in a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, the more than 70 sheriffs "call for the Congress to keep Title 42 and help save American lives." McConnell has opposed the ending of Title 42, calling it "outrageous" and warning that it will create a "gusher" of illegal migration at the border. It’s the latest warning by officials about the impact of Title 42 lifting. Schumer did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment and McConnell's office said it didn't have anything to add beyond his remarks already in opposition to lifting Title 42.
'Outnumbered' blasts WaPo for defending reporter who doxxed Libs of TikTok creator: 'This is censorship'
       
"Outnumbered" panelists on Thursday slammed the Washington Post for defending a reporter who doxxed the Libs of TikTok creator and claimed the person behind the Twitter account was "secretly fueling the right's outrage machine." "This Washington Post reporter created a TikTok video where she criticized another reporter for revealing the name of somebody, doxxing them, and without getting a quote. It is exactly what she did to Libs of TikTok," she said. … That’s who the Washington Post is going after," said the former White House press secretary. The Washington Post issued a statement in defense of Lorenz while using Libs of TikTok's name.
Kentucky abortion law temporarily blocked, allowing services to resume
       
A federal judge on Thursday issued a temporary order blocking a Kentucky abortion law that advocates had said made the service difficult to obtain in the state. The two Louisville clinics – the only two remaining in Kentucky – had gone to court immediately after the law took effect, asking that the measure be put on hold while the case is litigated. Thursday's decision was a victory for abortion rights advocates and a setback for the Republican-led legislature, which passed the law in March and then overrode Democratic Gov. It also contains new reporting requirements that the Kentucky clinics said they couldn't immediately comply with. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPending before the high court is a challenge to a law passed in a fifth state, Mississippi, that bans abortion after 15 weeks.
Florida Dems protest bill on House floor, demand GOP 'stop the Black attack'
       
The Florida House of Representatives on Thursday approved Florida's new congressional map despite disruptions from Democratic members who temporarily forced the legislative body into recess by staging a sit-in. State Rep. Angie Nixon then made her way to the center of the chamber wielding a sign and sporting T-shirt under her jacket that read "Stop the Black attack." As Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls ordered the chamber into recess and Republicans made their way out of the room, the sergeant-at-arms placed the House into lockdown. FLORIDA HOUSE PASSES BILL STRIPPING DISNEY OF SELF-GOVERNING STATUSThe House then voted 68-38 to approve the new map as two members chanted, "Stop the Black attack!" The House vote came a day after the Florida Senate approved the map proposal put forward by Gov.
US Navy ‘kills’ drone with electric-powered laser for first time
       
The US Navy has deployed a new electric laser weapon with massive defensive upside. The laser was tested on a drone and beamed from the deck of a warship. The project is spearheaded by the US Navy and defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Speaking on lasers, chief of naval research Rear Adm. Lorin Shelby said, “They present transformational capabilities to the fleet, address diverse threats, and provide precision engagements.”During the February test, the electric laser successfully disabled a drone meant to represent a hostile missile. Right now, the US Navy has no plans to bring the Layered Laser Defense to the field.
Mark Zuckerberg, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos among latest Russia sanction targets
       
The latest Russian sanctions also targeted several prominent members of the Biden administration and the U.S. military – including Vice President Kamala Harris, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks. ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos was one of a handful of American journalists to be sanctioned. Bloomberg via Getty ImagesVice President Kamala Harris was also included on the latest sanction list. Bloomberg via Getty ImagesExecutives from Twitter – another social media platform banned in Russia – were left off the list. Russia announced similar sanctions against 61 Canadians – including several journalists.
Capitol Police defend evacuation order over Nationals parachute stunt
       
The US Army Parachute Team the Golden Knights descend into Nationals Park on Wednesday. APThe Capitol Police said they were not informed of the stunt ahead of time. APThe Army insisted Thursday that it properly notified the Federal Aviation Administration ahead of the flyover. APThe plane carrying the parachute team took off from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. APThe plane carrying the parachute team took off from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland ?and traveled through restricted airspace near the Capitol on its way to Nationals Park.
Kathy Hochul says she won’t make Brian Benjamin move out of NY — but needs him off ballot
       
Kathy Hochul will not be asking indicted ex-Lt. Gov. Having Benjamin move out of state is one of just a handful of ways that state law would permit the governor to get a new potential running mate on the ballot. “I will not be asking him to do that,” Hochul said after touting environmental initiatives at an event at the Empire State Building. State Senate Democrats are refusing to take up legislation that would help Democrats boot Benjamin off the ballot following his arrest last week for alleged involvement in a bribery conspiracy. Brian Benjamin is seen leaving the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse on April 18, 2022.
These are the Twitter board members fighting Elon Musk’s takeover bid
       
So who are these Twitter board members fighting Musk’s hostile bid? Taylor joined the Twitter board in 2016 and has been chair since 2021. A Twitter board member since March 2020, he has a degree in finance from Georgetown University, and has served on the board and operating committee of Skype. A Twitter board member since July 2018, Zoellick previously served as chair of the board of international advisors at Goldman Sachs. I look forward to our next chapter with @paraga leading the flock.” — tweeted on Nov. 29, 2021Rosenblatt has been on the Twitter board since January 2011.
Senate GOP reelection arm takes aim at Arizona’s Kelly over border security in new ad blitz
       
But that’s not stopping the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) from targeting Kelly over his past votes on border security in a new ad blitz that will start running statewide in Arizona on Monday. asks the narrator in a new commercial by the Senate GOP’s campaign arm that was shared first with Fox News on Thursday. Pointing to Kelly's votes last year on Republican-sponsored amendments regarding border security, the narrator argues that the senator "voted for sanctuary cities, for benefits to illegals, and against a border wall. GROWING NUMBER OF DEMOCRATS BREAK WITH BIDEN OVER THE BORDER"Tell Senator Kelly: Stop voting with Biden and against Arizona," the narrator urges at the end of the ad. Kelly’s re-election campaign has released its own commercials that emphasize that the senator has led efforts to "improve border security."
MoneyGram sued by US, New York over remittance transfers
       
The complaint against MoneyGram, one of the largest US providers of remittance transfers, was filed in Manhattan federal court by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and New York Attorney General Letitia James. Remittance transfers let people in the United States send money electronically to people in other countries, and exceed $100 billion annually. MoneyGram was accused of having repeatedly “stranded” recipients waiting for their money, given senders inaccurate information about when transfers would be completed, and failed to address customer complaints in accordance with the 2013 rule. “MoneyGram spent years failing its customers and failing to follow the law, ignoring customer complaints and government warnings in the process,” CFPB Director Rohit Chopra said in a statement. MoneyGram ignored customer complaints and government warnings, according to CFPB Director Rohit Chopra.
500 pounds of weed spills onto road: ‘It is 4/20’ after all, cops say
       
Dude, 4/20 was, like, a total bummer for one weed pushing enterprise after their freight spilled 500 pounds of ganja onto an interstate in Callaway County, Missouri, leading to drug trafficking charges for the cross-country cannabis circuit. The Missouri State Highway Patrol shared Wednesday’s haul on Twitter. The Missouri State Highway PatrolCharges for hauling more than 220 pounds of pot in Missouri could land traffickers up to 30 years in prison. The Missouri State Highway PatrolNo one was seriously injured in the crash, it confirmed, but some of their criminal records sure were. Two men from Mexico, aged 32 and 34, were arrested on felony first-degree drug trafficking charges, MSHP said.
Dear Donald: I wasn’t dishonest and, like the 2020 election, my promo wasn’t rigged
       
President Trump, I’m confused! Like the 2020 election, my interview with Trump wasn’t rigged. But when I told you I don’t believe the 2020 election was either rigged or stolen from you, you got angry and called me a “fool” seven times. That doesn’t change my conviction that you lost the 2020 election fairly, and to date you’ve produced no hard evidence to suggest otherwise. Like the 2020 election, the promo wasn’t rigged.
Republicans, after COVID we have been handed a once in a lifetime chance to revolutionize our brand
       
Heck, many of those young adults were as well-versed on Joe Biden as Biden is on energy policy. Republicans have to fight back now, reminding America what Democrats did, are doing, and how conservative policy can save our country. This moment presents a rare historical opportunity for the Republican Party to redefine Democrats, revolutionize their own brand, and radically change the trajectory of our nation for generations, culturally and politically. Speaking of my governor, Ron DeSantis showed the nation that conservative Republican policy speaks for itself, even with left-wing media assassinating his character. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRepublicans must take advantage of the cultural undercurrent, showing they stand with those so badly hurt by Democrat policy -- young people and minorities.
Ukraine prime minister goes to Congress, asks for more help against Russia
       
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told Ukraine's prime minister Thursday that more U.S. aid is on the way to help fight off the "horrible" Russian invasion. Pelosi made the announcement during a meeting with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at the Capitol on day 57 of Russia's ongoing assault on Ukraine. Shmyhal thanked the U.S. for ongoing support while asking for more "finances" to help with the ongoing humanitarian and refugee crisis. With the ongoing support from the U.S. and other countries, "we hope that we will win" the war against Russia, he said. The Ukrainian prime minister had a bipartisan meeting at the Capitol with Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.
West Virginia man confuses meth for vehicle registration during traffic stop
       
A West Virginia man was arrested and charged after allegedly handing officers a bag of suspected meth instead of his vehicle registration during a traffic stop. Officers with the Bridgeport Police Department pulled over Roy Porter, 57, Sunday for suspected improper registration, according to WBOY 12 News. After handing over what he apparently believed to be his registration, a bag containing "pieces of a crystal-like substance" fell out, according to officers. Porter was carrying approximately four grams of meth, while passenger Jared Mayle, had almost 220 grams of meth, according to the officers. Porter was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and is being held at North Central Regional Jail with bail set at $5,000.
Nikki Fried defends gun rights of medical marijuana users in lawsuit against Biden admin: 'Discriminatory'
       
Nikki Fried, Florida's commissioner of agriculture and a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is suing the Biden administration in an effort to block a federal rule that prohibits medical marijuana users from buying firearms or obtaining a concealed weapons permit. Fried filed the lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), arguing that the government’s "irrational, inconsistent, and incoherent federal marijuana policy undermines Florida’s medical marijuana and firearms laws." HOUSE VOTES TO DECRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA AT THE FEDERAL LEVELThe lawsuit argues that Floridians who legally participate in the state’s medical marijuana program are having their Second Amendment rights violated. That is discriminatory on its face for marijuana patients, and this is something that needs to be changed at the federal level." DeSantis has always stood for protecting Floridians’ constitutional rights — including Second Amendment rights.
Los Angeles Sheriff Villanueva ordered to testify under oath on alleged deputy gangs
       
Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva has been scheduled to testify under oath on Friday regarding alleged gang-like groups of deputies accused of operating within the department for years. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey ruled weeks ago that Villanueva must testify under oath before the Office of the Inspector General on the topic of so-called deputy gangs within 21 days. LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISORS USURP SHERIFF'S AUTHORITY IN ENFORCING COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATEMax Huntsman, the inspector general appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to oversee the sheriff’s department, issued a subpoena for Villanueva’s testimony under oath in February 2021, but the sheriff had consistently dismissed it as politically motivated in nature. The inspector general’s office detailed in a 2021 report that leadership at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department "vehemently objects" that certain drinking groups, intramural sports teams or social clubs qualify as criminal street gangs and instead "promote comradery, not criminal activities." Villanueva agreed to testify in September 2021 regarding the alleged deputy gangs, but Huntsman reportedly cut the interview short when the sheriff refused to answer under oath.
Marxist professor fired for 'enraging' woke mob warns 'identity politics' are a diversion
       
A Marxist professor who was recently fired from her university in Canada after "enraging the mob" explained to Fox News Digital why she believes identity politics have destroyed left-wing political thought by distracting from economic problems. TENURED CANADIAN PROFESSOR FIRED AFTER SAYING BLM ‘DESTROYED’ HER UNIVERSITYWiddowson described herself to Fox News as "a historical materialist, which comes out of the theoretical side of what would be called Marxism; so, a left-wing person." The professor said she believes identity politics are "a diversion to distract people from focusing on the class-based nature of inequality, which actually is rooted in a lot of the developments that are happening in late capitalism." She sees trans activism especially as a symptom of late-stage capitalism intended to divert enormous sums to the pharmaceutical companies. Following the debate, Widdowson said a lot of professors started to argue that trans people at MRU were saying their humanity was being denied.
MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace's comparison of GOP governors to child rapists latest in history of unhinged remarks
       
"Deadline: White House" host Nicolle Wallace compared so-called "dehumanization" tactics by Republican governors to Russian soldiers who rape children on Wednesday, but it was hardly her first over-the-top comment. Dehumanization, it's a tactic, it's being used right now, Russians get the soldiers to rape children by dehumanizing them. While the Fauci remarks resulted in good-natured mockery, Wallace has also made headlines for a variety of less comical comments. MSNBC'S EX-REPUBLICAN FLACK NICOLLE WALLACE HAS HISTORY OF FAWNING OVER LIBERAL GUESTS"He worshipped at the altar of Donald Trump," Wallace said. Before pivoting to a new career as liberal pundit, Wallace worked on the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain.
Russia bans VP Kamala Harris, Mark Zuckerberg, other big US names from entry in new sanctions
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Russia on Thursday has added Vice President Kamala Harris and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to its list of Americans who are now banned from entering the country. The sanctions list, which was updated to include those two individuals and 28 other U.S. officials, businesspeople and journalists, also targets Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks and Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby, according to Reuters. "These individuals are denied entry into the Russian Federation indefinitely," Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATESIn mid-March, Russia first imposed "retaliatory sanctions" against President Biden, a number of his top administration officials, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden's son Hunter Biden amid its ongoing war with Ukraine.
Karl Rove rips Biden's 'mind-boggling' move to publicize what US military aid is going to Ukraine
       
Fox News contributor Karl Rove questioned President Biden's detailed breakdown of $800 million in additional U.S. military aid going to Ukraine, Thursday, arguing on "America's Newsroom" that revealing the information to Russia is not a useful strategy. So we had June, July, August, September, October and then beginning in mid-November, we began the resupply of their military needs again. But having said that, we do need to give them everything they need and in as fast as we possibly can. I mean, we've been telling, you know, this latest tranche of $800 million includes 155 millimeter artillery pieces. I'm not certain it's very useful to do it for him from the perspective of telling the Russians what we're doing.
Trump campaign ordered to pay Omarosa $1.3 million in legal fees after failed lawsuit
       
A New York arbitrator awarded more than $1.3 million to former Trump White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman, ordering former President Donald Trump's campaign to pay for her costs and legal fees from a lawsuit Trump had brought against her. Trump had taken action against Manigault Newman, claiming that her 2018 book, "Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House," violated a non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreement she had signed. Manigault Newman signed an NDA when she joined Trump's campaign in 2016. The two first became linked in when she was a contestant on the first season of Trump's television show, "The Apprentice," which aired in 2004. She eventually went on to be an adviser in the Trump White House before being fired less than a year into Trump's presidency.
Pentagon does not assess that Mariupol has fallen to Russian forces: DOD
       
A senior U.S. defense official said the Pentagon does not assess that the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol has fallen to Russia, countering claims by President Vladimir Putin Thursday. The Ukrainians are still there, still resisting," a senior U.S. defense official said Thursday. Defense officials have said that Russia is planning to pinch the Luhansk and Donetsk region by invading from the north through Kharkiv and up from the south through Mariupol. The senior U.S. defense official said Thursday that the U.S. is doing what it can to help Ukrainians in Mariupol short of having boots on the ground. The U.S. approved another $800 million in security assistance Thursday that the senior defense official said was "strategically" planned with Ukrainian officials to help them with the fight in the Donbas.
Ford recalls over 650K trucks, SUVs over faulty windshield wipers
       
Ford is recalling more than 650,000 pickup trucks and big SUVs in the US because the windshield wipers can break and fail. The recall covers certain F-150 pickups, and Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs from the 2020 and 2021 model years. Documents say malfunctioning wiper arms can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace both front windshield wiper arms. Ford says that as of Feb. 25 it had 754 reports of malfunctioning wiper arms.
Tech billionaire running for Senate just to bash Elon Musk, Tesla
       
A tech billionaire running for a US Senate seat from California is focusing on one issue only — Elon Musk and the “unbelievably bad” autonomous vehicles produced by his company, Tesla. “Elon Musk is pushing Tesla’s defective Full Self-Driving technology, and it’s threatening people across the country,” according to O’Dowd. O’Dowd said he wants to “make computers safe for humanity” and that his main issue is banning Full Self-Driving cars made by Tesla. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has in the recent past acknowledged problems with FSD technology. Tesla’s Full Self-Driving technology has been panned by critics, including Musk himself.
Biden team forced to clean up his COVID transit mask, Title 42 confusion
       
President Biden confused his administration’s effort to restore a mass transit mask mandate with an expiring pandemic policy used to turn away most illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border, when asked by a reporter about the Title 42 immigration measure. “I want to clarify that, in comments at the conclusion of my remarks this morning, I was referring to the CDC’s mask mandate and there is no Department of Justice action on Title 42,” read the statement, attributed to Biden. “Because as a matter of principle, we want to be able to be in a position where if, in fact, it is strongly concluded by the scientists that we need Title 42, that we’d be able to do that. At the same time Biden says that COVID it is not serious enough to maintain the title 42 expulsions of illegal immigrants crossing the border. “But he thinks there’s no emergency at the southern border, so he’s ready to lift the few remaining restrictions.
Europe Hurt By Their Dependence On Russian Oil
       
This week, Martha sits down with journalist and author of A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, Robert Bryce to discuss how Russia’s war on Ukraine has affected energy production and prices throughout the world. Plus, a look at how Europe’s green energy movement and their dependence on Russian natural gas has proved costly. Later, Bryce explains if offshore wind farms could become a legitimate energy source. Follow Martha on Twitter: @MarthaMacCallum
Massachusetts Dem donor accused of barging into GOP HQ, threatening to bring weapon
       
A retired lawyer and high-dollar Democratic Party donor accused of barging into Massachusetts GOP headquarters months ago, screaming that the staffers were "fascists" for not wearing COVID-19 masks and threatening to later "come back with a weapon" was arraigned in court on Wednesday. BOSTON JUVENILES' BROAD DAYLIGHT BEATING OF WOMAN ALLEGEDLY TARGETED FOR RACE, HAIRSTYLE CAPTURED ON VIDEOThe Massachusetts Republican Party has been pushing for Samson to additionally be charged with threatening to commit violence. Additionally, Samson allegedly told staffers he planned on reporting them to law enforcement for not wearing masks and being "breathed on." Once staff were able to reach police by phone, Samson exited the office, allegedly shouting, "what if I came back with a weapon?" The Herald reported that Samson also demanded that staffers tell him whether the Massachusetts Republican Party directed the riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021.
China's Xi voices support for talks to resolve international disputes, opposes use of sanctions
       
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that his government supports talks to resolve international disputes. He said China remains "committed to respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries" and non-interference in their internal affairs. Xi also decried "wanton use" of sanctions. China has maintained its support for Russia despite the war in Ukraine and has refused to call the conflict an invasion. China says it maintains normal economic ties between the countries, even as other nations have imposed economic sanctions on Russia.
Oldest death row inmate in Texas to be executed
       
The oldest death row inmate in the state of Texas is scheduled to be executed Thursday after the state rejected his final clemency request. STUDIES: DEATH PENALTY DISCOURAGES CRIMEBuntion and his attorneys, David Dow and Jeffrey Newberry, argued his execution would be unconstitutional due to the jury's reasoning behind deciding on the death penalty. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"This delay of three decades undermines the rationale for the death penalty ... Whatever deterrent effect there is diminished by delay," the attorneys argued. Buntion will be the first inmate executed in Texas in 2022. He will also be the oldest inmate to be executed in the state since the Supreme Court permitted the death penalty in 1976, according to the AP.
Tammy Bruce rips Biden admin's appeal to keep mask mandates: 'They'll lose at every court level'
       
Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce says the Biden administration is upset over the end of travel mask mandates because they want to be able to control Americans. Bruce emphasized that Americans are over the COVID mandates because they see how restrictions around the virus have been politicized. MSNBC WRITER CLAIMS ‘WHITE PEOPLE' CHEERED TRAVEL MASK MANDATE RULING BECAUSE THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT ‘BLACK DEATHS’TAMMY BRUCE: What's fascinating here, and you certainly have touched upon it, it's the compulsion to confess. In both an initial statement and by Jen Psaki, they confirmed that this was about maintaining the authority of the CDC. But it makes it look like they're fighting, and they'll fight to the election, and that's the extent of it.
Rep. Spartz raises questions after not seeing UN helping in Ukraine: 'Why are we financing them?'
       
Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., argued the U.S. should reconsider financing the United Nations, Thursday, after the Ukraine native reported seeing no humanitarian aid from the organization on the ground during her recent trip. Spartz told "America's Newsroom" she only witnessed local groups providing aid despite billions in funding for Ukraine. And this is something that we need to really look into… I haven't seen U.N on the ground, I haven't seen any major other humanitarian aid groups. It's all local groups, local NGO, local people trying to survive. Representative Comer and I have sent a letter to the chairwoman, I think this is a question we need to ask.
Biden urged by Gold Star families to keep Iran's Revolutionary Guard on terror list
       
A group of 900 Gold Star family members and wounded veterans who have suffered as a result of terror attacks supported or committed by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sent a letter to President Biden asking him not to remove the group from the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs). The letter expressed "grave concerns" over reports that the administration was considering taking the IRGC off the list as part of their negotiations for a new Iran nuclear deal. That means, they said, that any company that conducts business with an FTO leaves themselves exposed to potential "legal, financial, and reputational" consequences. Fox News reached out to the White House for comment on the letter but they did not immediately respond. The letter follows concerns expressed by lawmakers from both parties who worry that the Biden administration could enter into a weak agreement with Iran.
Marc Thiessen: You know it's 'political chaos' when Dems are calling for a border wall
       
Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen accused the Biden administration of causing "political chaos" over the border and fentanyl crises, warning even some Democrats are "calling for a border wall" to mitigate the surges. The DEA just did a study that shows that the influx of fentanyl coming into the United States has fueled the... crime wave... So the border crisis is fueling the crime crisis, which means it's not just border state senator[s] and vulnerable Democrats like... She just went down to the border and had her picture taken in front of Trump's border wall and said, we need to rebuild physical barriers. When Democrats are calling for a border wall, you know that Biden's border policies are causing political chaos.
Mets fan Lee Zeldin gets backing from a top Yankees executive in New York’s GOP gubernatorial primary
       
FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Lee Zeldin, the polling and fundraising front-runner in New York’s Republican gubernatorial primary, is a longtime fan of the New York Mets but has attracted an endorsement from a rival team's top executive. Fox News Digital has learned that Randy Levine, the longtime president of the Yankees, is backing Zeldin in New York’s GOP gubernatorial primary on June 28. "As a New York Republican, I’m going to vote for Lee Zeldin in the Republican primary. Levine’s backing of Zeldin in the Republican primary is a personal endorsement and is not connected to his position with the Yankees. And early last month at the New York State Republican Party’s convention, he won the designation as their candidate for governor.
Biden issues clarification after Title 42, mask mandate question mix up
       
However, due to pushback from within his own Democratic Party the White House has reportedly discussed moving back the end of Title 42. At the conclusion of Biden's remarks Thursday on additional aid to Ukraine, a reporter asked the president, "Are you considering delaying Title 42?" But there has been no decision on extending Title 42." So, right now, we are planning and preparing for the end of Title 42 enforcement on May 23rd. "There are a range of ideas out there in Congress — Democrats, Republicans, others — some who support a delay of Title 42 implementation, some who strongly oppose it.
Michelle Obama's nephews booted from school after parents file racism complaint: lawsuit
       
The sons of Michelle Obama’s brother have been removed from a prestigious private school after their parents accused the school of racism prompting a lawsuit from the parents. In a 25-page lawsuit filed on Monday in a Wisconsin court, Craig and Kelly Robinson say that the University School of Milwaukee booted their two sons, ages 11 and 9, as payback for the parents lodging complaints of racism against the school. SPOTIFY DECLINES TO RENEW OBAMAS PODCAST CONTRACT: REPORT"They retaliated, kicking two young children out of school," Craig Robinson told WISN 12 News. "This all started, as a lot of parents, when we heard what was going on in the classroom because of COVID," Craig Robinson told Good Morning America host Robin Roberts. The lawsuit states that both children were "model students" who "met and exceeded academic and social expectations" set by the school.
Florida House passes bill stripping Disney of self governing status
       
The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would dissolve Walt Disney World’s special governing power in the state. FLORIDA SENATE PASSES BILL STRIPPING DISNEY OF SPECIAL SELF-GOVERNING POWERThe bill will now head to the desk of Republican Gov. DESANTIS CALLS ON LEGISLATURE TO TARGET DISNEY'S SELF GOVERNING SPECIAL STATUS: 'TERMINATION'The special status, known as The Reedy Creek Improvement Act, was signed into law in May 1967 by Gov. Disney released a statement shortly after DeSantis signed the parental rights bill vowing to help fight the law in court. "Florida’s HB 1557, also known as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, should never have passed and should never have been signed into law," Disney said.
American Airlines lost $1.6B in first quarter but expects travel demand to pick up
       
American Airlines lost $1.64 billion in the first quarter, a wider loss than a year ago, but said Thursday that it expects to turn profitable in the spring as travel demand strengthens. The airline said it is getting a boost from the easing of pandemic travel restrictions and improvement in business travel, which has been a weak point for airlines. “The demand environment is very strong, and as a result, we expect to be profitable in the second quarter based on our current fuel price assumptions,” CEO Robert Isom said. Cancellations decreased and revenue rose during the rest of the quarter, as the variant subsided. Through Wednesday, American Airlines Group shares had gained 8.5% since the beginning of the year.
Rite Aid confirms Post report it rejected Spear Point’s $815M buyout offer
       
Rite Aid said Thursday it had rejected a proposal from Spear Point Capital Management to acquire all of its shares. Rite Aid had a market capitalization of $392.7 million as of Wednesday’s close. Spear Point is considering launching a hostile tender offer directly to shareholders, co-founder Ron Bienvenu told The Post in an exclusive interview. Rite Aid rejected the $815 million takeover bid earlier this month. “There is real value here.”Rite Aid shares fell 6.7% to $7.65 in midday trading.
Ex-BNP Paribas trader fired for ‘emotional terrorism’ suing for $4M
       
A former BNP Paribas SA trader who was fired after employees accused him of “emotional terrorism” that created “a feeling of waterboarding,” is suing his previous employer for $4 million for being unfairly dismissed, according to a report. The bank investigated the public shaming incident and found Alami had a history of terrorizing his subordinates. One Paris-based trader was fired for creating a “feeling of waterboarding” his employees. The lawsuit comes as the industry re-examines what behavior is appropriate in a high-pressure environment where billions of dollars are at stake every day. In London, a trader is suing UBS, alleging employees at the firm yell and that UBS has a “toxic environment.” The Swiss bank defended the company culture saying, the stress “is the unavoidable reality of the work of a City trader.”
Kevin McCarthy planned to tell Trump to resign after Capitol riot, book claims
       
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy planned to tell President Donald Trump to resign in the aftermath of last year’s Capitol riot, saying he’d “had it” with the 45th president, according to a new book. Two days after that, on Jan. 10, McCarthy told leadership that he planned to call Trump and tell him to resign. According to the book, Kevin McCarthy planned to ask President Donald Trump to resign after the January 6, 2021, riot. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty ImagesOn Jan. 10, 2021, Kevin McCarthy told Republican leadership that he planned to call Trump and tell him to resign, the book claims. Starmax/Newscom via ZUMA Press“We can’t put up with that,” McCarthy reportedly said.
Farmers face climate change by rethinking the age-old profession
       
Managing soilsSoil management is a big part of the strategy the U.S. Department of Agriculture is using to help farmers adapt to climate change. He said those fertilizers release nitrous oxide as part of the process which can contribute to climate change. Bonnie said that is where information, cost-sharing and crop-insurance programs run by the USDA can help farmers make these transitions. "That combination of good knowledge, good technical know-how, and financial assistance can really help farmers deploy these practices in their operations," Bonnie said. "For us, it’s more about looking around at how nature is trying to repair itself and trying to mimic that in our farming practices," Johnson said.
White House releases national drug control strategy
       
The Biden administration released its National Drug Control Strategy for the year. The White House said Thursday that President Biden had sent the inaugural plan to Congress. Test strips that prevent overdoses by checking drugs for fentanyl and clean syringe programs are other examples of harm reduction. It aims to obstruct and disrupt the financial activities of transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) that manufacture illicit drugs and traffic them into the U.S., reduce the supply of illicit drugs through domestic and international collaboration and reduce the supply of illicit drugs smuggled across U.S. borders. Drug overdoses have killed 106,854 people in the most recent 12-month period.
Piers Morgan Confronts Trump in Tense Interview, But Donald Didn’t Storm Off
       
Howie Kurtz on the fight breaking out between Donald Trump and Piers Morgan during interview, the DOJ appealing the transportation mask mandate ruling and understanding the news gathering process. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Japanese government planning a huge spike in funding for defense due to global tensions
       
Japan's Liberal Democratic Party – the country's right-wing, long-ruling party – is proposing a sharp spike in defense spending as international tensions continue to build. Japan has begun taking seriously calls for it to raise a traditional, standing military in the face of foreign threats. Currently, the Japanese Constitution explicitly forbids the nation from wielding a military, and allows only for the garrison of a small Self-Defense Force. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has heightened international tensions, making Japan more open to a military than ever before. The new proposal would allot approximately 2% of the national GDP to defense – a record high for the pacifist country.
Maryland attempted murder suspect arrested for shooting officer serving warrants
       
Maryland police on Wednesday arrested an attempted murder suspect who shot and wounded an officer coming to serve warrants at the alleged gunman's home. Christopher Grayson Smith, 23, of Laurel, Maryland, was arrested for shooting an officer during the service of an arrest and search warrant for attempted murder, the Laurel Police Department said. The shooting happened as the department’s emergency response team was serving an arrest and search warrant at approximately 6:05 a.m. in the 100 block of Bryan Court. He was the subject of the warrants and was previously charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, assault and firearms related charges for a shooting that took place on April 11, 2022, in Laurel. "I also extend my gratitude to our wounded officer and the officers and communications specialists that assisted him for their courage, bravery, and dedication to duty under fire.
Border state Democrat breaks with Biden on Title 42: 'The president has to have a plan'
       
WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS TITLE 42 TERMINATION AS ‘RETURN’ TO IMMIGRATION ‘STANDARD’ AS MORE DEMS BUCK BIDEN"It's critical that [border areas] have the resources necessary, and the non-profits that we're going to rely on have that. We have to have a court system that's going to be able to address refugee issues and address these issues in a humane way," he stressed. And until I do, I will continue to disagree with the president." "They don't know what's going to be happening in a short period of time," he said of Americans affected by the crisis. Title 42 is set to expire on May 23.
SCOTUS sides with family suing Spain over art taken by Nazis in 9-0 ruling
       
MCCONNELL SLAMS PRESIDENT BEHIND ‘COURT-PACKING’ PANEL FOR COMPLETING JACKSON APPOINTMENT BEFORE BREYER LEAVES"The question presented is what choice-of-law rule the court should use to determine the applicable substantive law. The answer is: whatever choice-of-law rule the court would use if the defendant were not a foreign-state actor, but instead a private party," Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the court's opinion. "Here, that means applying the forum State’s choice-of-law rule, not a rule deriving from federal common law." After the war, Lilly was eventually deemed the rightful owner and in 1958 the German Federal Republic agreed to compensation. In 1990, he sold it to the Spanish government, which set up the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation.
Democratic Reps. Elissa Slotkin, Abigail Spanberger warn Biden administration of border 'security crisis'
       
Pollsters recently told Fox News that Title 42 fallout is poised to make an already rough midterm cycle even worse for Democrats. Slotkin and Spanberger called on the Biden administration to take three steps to mitigate the crisis. The Title 42 order was implemented in March 2020 under former President Donald Trump's administration as a way to keep COVID-19 outside American borders. But the CDC recently announced that Title 42 expulsions will end May 23 because the public health order is "no longer necessary." CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRescinding Title 42 was cheered by progressives.
New York BLM co-founder slams Mayor Adams for failing Black residents: 'City is a warzone'
       
Hawk Newsome, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, slammed New York City Mayor Eric Adams during an interview on Fox News, arguing he’s been ineffective at protecting Black New Yorkers. But what we elected him for, the city of New York, was to keep the city safe. This city is a warzone and he can't stop it," Newsome said on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom on Thursday. The data shows Black murders increased by 32% in 2020 compared to 2019, and by 43% compared to 10-year average of Black murders. Among White murders, FBI data show there were 7,043 White people murdered in 2020, meaning 2,898 more Black people were killed compared to Whites.
Elon Musk: Inflation’s ‘true magnitude’ even worse than federal data shows
       
The real impact of decades-high inflation is even worse than US government data shows, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “I think the official numbers actually understate the true magnitude of inflation,” Musk told analysts during Tesla’s first-quarter earnings call. He added that Tesla’s suppliers are under “severe cost pressure” — with some requesting 20% to 30% higher prices for key parts compared to one year earlier. Tesla has faced higher costs for key materials such as nickel and aluminum, especially since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused further disruption to commodity markets. Last summer, Musk told analysts that Tesla was reprogramming its car software to use computer chips that were more readily available due to a severe global semiconductor shortage.
Long Island mansion hits the auction block seeking crypto
       
A Long Island new construction mansion up for auction is accepting bids in cash or USD Coin, a digital stablecoin pegged to the US dollar. VHT Studios – http://www.VHT.com‘Tis that time of year for a dip in the home’s infinity pool. VHT Studios – http://www.VHT.comA dining area inside the Long Island estate. VHT Studios – http://www.VHT.comThe home theater inside the Woodside Drive dwelling. VHT Studios – http://www.VHT.comThere’s also an elevator, radiant heated floors, custom arches and moldings, a temperature-controlled 1,200-bottle wine room, a chef’s kitchen, an “au pair studio” and a three-car garage.
Trump campaign ordered to pay Omarosa Manigault Newman $1.3M over rejected NDA claim
       
?The Trump campaign filed a complaint against Newman with the American Arbitration Association in 2018, claiming that her tell-all-book — “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” — violated her nondisclosure agreement. Michael Tullberg/Getty Images?Trump’s presidential campaign has been ordered to pay $1.3 million in legal fees to Omarosa Manigault Newman. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File PhotoThe Trump campaign filed a complaint against Omarosa Manigault Newman with the American Arbitration Association in 2018. Omarosa Manigault Newman attends the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the US Supreme Court, March 22, 2022. AmazonOmarosa Manigault Newman’s legal team filed a number of motions seeking payment of legal fees.
Maine resident dies from rare tick virus
       
A person in eastern Maine has died from a rare virus spread by an infected tick. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that the person from Waldo County contracted the Powassan virus. Humans become infected with the Powassan virus through the bite of an infected deer or woodchuck tick. According to the center, Powassan is a flavivirus and currently the only well-documented tick-borne transmitted arbovirus occurring in America and Canada. The Powassan virus can cause brain swelling and about half of survivors have permanent brain damage.
Ukraine says returning forcibly deported citizens from Russia will 'also be a war'
       
An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Thursday that attempts to return those who have been forcibly deported to Russia will be another frontline battle. "After the war, there will be a war to take our people back." But the presidential adviser on Thursday suggested that figure could actually be much higher and claimed 100,000 Donetsk residents had been deported. Podolyak claimed that Russia has a history of "resettling" citizens of nations it invades in an attempt to "separate them from their homeland." Podolyak said legally verified lists need to be drawn up to identify each individual who was deported to Russia.
Rep. Chip Roy torches Biden admin after 42 suspected terrorists caught at border
       
Rep. Chip Roy torched Biden administration officials Thursday for sending the message to the American people that they "shouldn't care what is happening at the southern border. The Texas Republican joined "Fox & Friends" after CBP data showed 42 migrants were apprehended at the southern border under the Biden administration. The number does not count the number who got past overwhelmed Border Patrol agents at the southern border. Fox News reported earlier this month that over 62,000 illegal immigrants evaded Border Patrol agents in March alone, averaging about 2,000 a day. Roy said there are 500,000 or more "got-aways" and "some 2,000 who come across our border every day that the Border Patrol agents can't even get to."
Harvard hosts Chinese official who said Communist Party of China is 'great party'
       
A Chinese government official who previously claimed the Communist Party of China (CPC) is a "great party" and said that human rights violations in China were "lies" gave a speech this past weekend at Harvard University. Huang also called the CPC a "great party" and described the internment camps in which Uyghurs are detained as educational. Huang's visit to Harvard followed a report from Fox News Digital last week about China securing $120 million in contracts with U.S. universities in 2021. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"The path of socialism with Chinese characteristics is rooted in the 5,000-year-old Chinese civilization," Huang continued. We hope that the U.S. side will respect the path independently chosen by Chinese people and accommodate a peaceful and prosperous China."
Biden gets 3 Pinocchios for saying 'congressional Republicans' want middle class tax hike
       
BIDEN SAYS HE RELEASED HIS TAX RETURNS, ‘UNLIKE SOME OTHER PRESIDENTS’"After their massive tax giveaway to the super-wealthy and giant corporations in 2017, Congressional Republicans now want to raise taxes on middle class families," Biden tweeted Monday. "That’s the plan of congressional Republicans: tax hikes for the middle class; tax hikes for the wealthy and big corporations." The Post, in its Fact Checker column, points out that this is not a "congressional Republican" plan. "This is what Rick Scott believes in, it’s not the Republican plan," Scott said to The Hill. But his snippet of an idea, such as it is, cannot be labeled a ‘congressional Republican’ plan," the column says.
Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin expanding political reach outside of Virginia
       
Glenn Youngkin of Virginia is taking steps to expand his political influence across the nation. Youngkin, a first-time candidate who hailed from the business wing of the Republican Party, narrowly defeated former Democratic Gov. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWhile Youngkin and his political team have downplayed such talk, the creation of the two political groups could eventually be used as a vehicle to test the presidential waters. The two groups are Sprit of Virginia, a political action committee, and America’s Spirit, a nonprofit advocacy group. Spirit of Virginia last month started running an ad urging the passage of the governor’s state budget.
Joey Jones warns Biden's 'shortsighted' handling of Russia-Ukraine can't happen with China
       
Fox News contributor Joey Jones slammed the Biden administration for its handling of the Russia-Ukraine war, Thursday, warning its "shortsighted" nature on the issue should prompt a pivot on the way the U.S. handles China moving forward. Jones argued on "America's Newsroom" the underestimation of President Vladimir Putin was "scary" as concerns surrounding China's aggression toward Taiwan continue. I'm not going to armchair quarterback this administration in every military tactic they do during this invasion. But I'm going to look back six months ago, nine months ago and say, what red flags? And expect either this president or the next to handle China much differently than we've handled this?
Biden and progressives won't apologize to border patrol agents because they think cops are always guilty
       
President Biden slandered his own Border Patrol agents last year when he said they were "nearly running [illegal migrants] over and people being strapped," [i.e. Now, those agents have been cleared of wrongdoing by a federal criminal investigation but the administration refuses to release it. JEN PSAKI REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHITE HOUSE’S DEBUNKED CLAIM ABOUT BORDER PATROL ‘WHIPPING’ MIGRANTSHe prejudicially defamed – and threatened – them. He should issue that mea culpa from the same White House podium where he maligned them, expressing his remorse and regret for the harm he caused. In April 2021, 5 months before the Border Patrol incident, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden "believes the bar for convicting officers is too high.
Liz Cheney raised more money from deep blue areas, states than from Wyoming: report
       
HAGEMAN URGES WYOMING VOTERS TO SEND CHENEY ‘HOME TO VIRGINIA’Cheney, an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump, has become a controversial figure within the Republican Party. Those developments were not well received by the lawmaker's constituents in Wyoming, a state Trump won by nearly 64 points in 2020. The top five metropolitan areas where Cheney received donations include Washington, D.C., New York City, Dallas, Bridgeport, Conn., and Boston, according to Open Secrets data. The data shows that Cheney also received over three times more money from California, $669.43K, than she did from her home state of Wyoming, $217.68k. The money has put Hageman, who raised $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2022, at a severe fundraising disadvantage.
‘Deadpool 3’ director Shawn Levy wants to flip this $15M NYC penthouse
       
Canadian director/producer Shawn Levy and his wife Serena bought a $13.5 million penthouse in Tribeca last December — and it’s already back on the market for $15 million. The Corcoran GroupThe eat-in kitchen and dining area. The Corcoran GroupThere’s an 800-square-foot living area inside. The Corcoran GroupThere’s an 800-square-foot living room, with a large pocket door that opens to a media room/home office. Another pocket door opens to a large, eat-in chef’s kitchen with walls of dark oak cabinets.
Elon Musk says he’s secured $46.5 billion to buy Twitter
       
Elon Musk has secured $46.5 billion in financing to fund his Twitter takeover bid, according to a Thursday regulatory filing. The Tesla tycoon is also considering mounting a tender offer — which would involve trying to buy up stock from existing shareholders at $54.20 per share — in order to grow his stake in Twitter, the filing shows. Twitter rose 0.6% on the news to $46.98 but remain well below Musk’s proposed takeover price of $54.20, indicating that investors are still skeptical that the deal will go through. Elon Musk first offered to buy Twitter on April 14, 2022. Musk has said he wants to make Twitter “the platform for free speech around the globe.”The Post first reported details of Musk’s plans to bring in partners on his bid for Twitter.
NYC’s mysterious Marble House secretly sells for over $17M
       
The splashy Tribeca triplex maisonette is 80 feet wide and comes with its own pool — and tons of marble. The home’s quirkiest and most decadent feature is its downstairs “quarry room” with Carrara marble floors, walls, ceilings and a 45-foot heated saltwater pool. Evan Joseph ImagesThe Marble House sports a sauna and a steam room. Evan Joseph ImagesThere’s also a sauna, steam room, 1,000-bottle wine cave, a 12-seat theater, radiant heated floors, a 400-pound entrance door and even private parking. The lower level features the marble indoor pool, as well as a media room, playroom/gym, lounge and the sauna and steam rooms.
US to launch parole program for Ukrainian refugees
       
One month after President Biden announced the United States would accept up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, the White House will unveil a sponsorship-focused program to streamline the process, officials said Thursday. Ukrainian refugees seeking parole through the program must have a sponsor to be approved. One month ago, President Biden announced the United States would accept up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty ImagesOrganizations will be able to identify Ukrainian nationals applying for humanitarian parole and coordinate with American sponsors. In March, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas declared that Ukrainian refugees seeking asylum would not be turned away at the border – despite the Trump-era Title 42 order remaining in place.
Most Americans support mask mandates on planes and trains, poll finds
       
A majority of Americans are not ready to ditch their masks yet when traveling aboard planes or trains, a new poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 56% of Americans favor requiring people on planes, trains and other public transportation to wear masks. The poll was conducted last Thursday to Monday, shortly before a Trump-appointed federal judge struck down the national mask mandate on airplanes and mass transit. A majority of Americans support mask requirements for people traveling on airplanes, trains, and other types of public transportation, according to a poll. The latest poll also showed that about half the people favor requiring masks for workers who interact with the public.
Nestlé, Procter & Gamble product prices rise as inflation slams US shoppers
       
Nestlé has raised prices for North American consumers by 8.5% — the steepest price hikes across its global business, according to the company’s first-quarter earnings release on Thursday. Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider indicated that more price hikes could be on the way. Nestle raised prices for North American shoppers by 8.5%. Shutterstock / Nancy SalmonAcross all regions, Nestlé raised prices by 5.2% as the company looked to maintain its profit margins. So far, the price hikes have yet to cut into revenue – with Nestlé indicating it expects its sales to increase by 5% this fiscal year.
Biden sending $800M more in Ukraine aid, says war entering ‘next phase’
       
President Biden announced Thursday that the US would send another $800 million in military aid to Ukraine, vowing that Washington would “we will speak softly and carry a large Javelin” — modifying Teddy Roosevelt’s famous slogan to refer to the anti-tank weapons used to devastating effect by Kyiv’s forces. Biden said the latest round of aid would assist the Ukrainian military as it fights off a fresh Russian offensive in the east of the country and would include “artillery weapons, dozens of howitzers, and 144,000 rounds of ammunition to go with those howitzers.”Thursday’s announcement comes on the heels of an additional $800 million aid package that included Mi-17 helicopters meant for the Afghan army. This is a developing story.
Jimmy Joins ‘Fox and Friends First’ To Discuss DeSantis Pushing Back Against Woke Disney
       
During an appearance on “Fox and Friends First”, Jimmy shares his thoughts on Florida’s state Senate passing a bill to strip Disney World of its self-governing power and Bernie Sanders possibly making another run at the White House in 2024. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
Biden announces another $800 million in military assistance for Ukraine
       
President Biden on Thursday announced another $800 million in military aid for Ukraine, including heavy artillery and ammunition, for Ukraine as the country continues to fight to defend itself against Russia’s multi-front war. The president last week had authorized $800 million in weapons, ammunition and other security assistance. The aid comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin, last week, warned of "unpredictable consequences" should the United States and NATO continue sending Ukraine "sensitive weapons." Moscow had given the Ukrainian forces several deadlines to surrender the plant and leave without their weapons. Since the onset of the war on Feb. 24, Russian forces have hit apartment buildings, children’s and maternity hospitals, breadlines and more.
Clay Travis warns inflation is 'breaking' budgets as gas prices soar: Americans 'struggling deeply'
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! OutKick founder Clay Travis warned the skyrocketing inflation rate is a "massive issue" and "breaking" Americans' budgets nationwide, Thursday, as prices at the pump continue to soar. Travis argued the inflation rate "bites" on "Fox & Friends" as it spikes to a four decade high. FORMER TRUMP ECONOMIC ADVISER WARNS WE ARE ALREADY IN A RECESSIONCLAY TRAVIS: We know, Steve, that inflation is a tax on people who spend the majority of their funds on day-to-day life, and I've been there before, and I know a lot of viewers out there have been, and that 8.5 % bites when you are having to spend virtually every dollar that you make on work, and there's a lot of people out there that the money they spend to get to work is a huge part of their overall budget, and it is breaking many of those budgets, unfortunately. WATCH THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW FROM "FOX & FRIENDS" BELOW:
Mariupol battle rages with thousands injured, Ukraine official calls it 'key moment' in war
       
Thousands are reportedly injured as the battle for Mariupol continues with Russia claiming victory Thursday as Ukrainian officials warning world leaders this is a "key moment." Ukrainian officials on Wednesday then worked to send 90 buses to Mariupol to evacuate as many as 6,000 residents at designated evacuation points. "Due to the lack of control over their own military at the place, the occupiers were unable to ensure a proper ceasefire," she wrote on Facebook, later noting only four buses were able to evacuate Mariupol residents. "I urge world leaders and the international community to focus now their efforts exactly on Azovstal," she said. "This is a key point and a key moment for humanitarian efforts."
Border agents in Texas find unaccompanied toddler abandoned near US-Mexico border
       
Border agents in Texas discovered an unaccompanied two-year-old boy abandoned by his family traveling with dozens of illegal immigrants who were crossing into the U.S. from Mexico on Tuesday, authorities said. Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station (RGC) agents working near Roma, Texas, located the group of 38 illegal immigrants at 1:30 a.m., U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a news release. Agents said they discovered a birth certificate on the unaccompanied boy with what appeared to be his father’s information handwritten on the back. In the first six months of fiscal year 2022, officials said RGC agents encountered over 38,000 noncitizen unaccompanied children. Border patrol processed all members of the group accordingly.
Justice Department will appeal ruling striking down travel mask mandate
       
Officials said that the Department of Justice is filing an appeal aiming to overturn a federal judge's ruling that struck down the federal mask mandate on public transportation. A notice of appeal was filed Wednesday in federal court in Tampa, Florida. CDC ASKS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO PROCEED WITH MASK MANDATE APPEALThat came just minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked the Justice Department to appeal the decision. WHY BIDEN DAWDLED AS ONE JUDGE DERAILED HIS TRANSPORTATION MASK MANDATEIt remained unclear whether the Biden administration would ask the appeals court to grant an emergency stay to reimpose the mandate. The Biden administration has offered mixed messages in the wake of that ruling, with the president suggesting it's up to passengers to decide whether to wear a mask during travel.
Massachusetts sheriff sends message to Biden on fentanyl deaths: 'Stand up for the rule of law'
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Sheriff Thomas Hodgson slammed the Biden administration on "Fox & Friends" Thursday for its policies on the southern border and immigration. Hodgson questioned Biden's loyalty to American citizens and urged the president to "stand up for the rule of law" by enforcing border security and protecting American interests. He needs to be standing up for the rule of law. For him to turn his back on the American people and ignore the laws that people are required to follow to come into this country is outrageous.
Levin goes off on reported anti-satellite weapons test ban, says decision endangers US, empowers Russia
       
President Biden's reported plan to ban U.S. anti-satellite-weapons tests is of three-pronged concern, Mark Levin said on "The Mark Levin Show on Westwood One." Levin reported that the White House became alarmed after a similar Russian test created space junk, which if hefty enough can endanger other satellites or crash to Earth itself. Vice President Kamala Harris will announce the move during a visit to a Space Force installation in Lompoc, Calif., Levin noted, adding that the U.S.S.F. Levin said Harris's announcement is an alarming way to respond to a Russian space test, even if it did create such a junk field. Addressing young liberals who might agree with Biden, Levin noted that even the most minor action from an enemy satellite would eliminate their access to social media.
Biden admin to introduce streamlined parole program for Ukrainians, end Title 42 exemption
       
The Biden administration will next week introduce a streamlined program for Ukrainian nationals who wish to seek humanitarian parole in the U.S. -- at the same time as it ends an exemption to Title 42 for Ukrainians arriving via the southern border. The number of Ukrainians arriving at the border has shot up in recent weeks, with 3,274 arriving in March, up from 272 in February. However, the administration says that following the introduction of the "Uniting for Ukraine" program, Ukrainians coming without authorization will be denied entry and instead be referred to apply through the program. The official also said there would be no preferential treatment under "Uniting for Ukraine" for Ukrainians who arrive at the southern border. However, that move has sparked considerable backlash from Republicans, as well as some moderate Democrats, amid fears of a broader surge of migrants at the southern border.
Sanders reportedly open to third White House bid in 2024 — if Biden opts out
       
Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders would be open to taking another run at the presidency in 2024 if President Biden decides not to seek a second term, according to a report. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images“In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president,” a campaign memo read. The Shakir memo also includes a primer titled “Embrace the attacks,” laying out how Democratic campaigns supported by Sanders should respond to criticism over his backing. Shakir also provides a recommendation for how to reply to inquiries about whether their candidate would support Sanders if he runs against Biden in 2024. Sen. Bernie Sanders ran against both President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Democratic Presidential Primary in 2019.
FAA makes ‘zero tolerance’ policy for unruly airline passengers permanent
       
The Federal Aviation Administration’s said its “zero-tolerance policy” for dealing with unruly passengers will become permanent. The agency implemented the policy on Jan. 13, 2021, after seeing a disturbing spike in unruly passenger incidents. Under the policy, the FAA issues fines to misbehaving passengers instead of warning letters or counseling. As of Feb. 16, the FAA referred 80 cases of unruly passengers to the FBI for criminal review. The agency implemented the policy on Jan. 13, 2021, after seeing a disturbing spike in unruly passenger incidents.
Bill Ackman loses $400 million after Netflix shares tank
       
The head of Pershing Square Capital Management is $400 million poorer after selling the 3.1 million shares of Netflix that he bought for $1.1 billion in January. Ackman bought more than 3 million shares of Netflix in January for $1.1 billion. Rather than wait around for things to improve at Netflix, Ackman locked in losses that are calculated to be more than $400 million, people familiar with the portfolio told Reuters. In late January, Ackman became one of the Netflix’s 20 largest shareholders with his acquisition of 3.1 million shares. Profitable hedges helped Pershing Square survive the early days of the pandemic in 2020 and then again in recent months as interest rates began to rise.
Putin test-launches ‘Satan 2’ nuclear missile to make West ‘think twice’
       
Russia test-launched an “unstoppable” nuclear missile named dubbed “Satan 2” this week — with President Vladimir Putin yet again threatening the potential for nuclear war. “The Sarmat is the most powerful missile that has the highest range in the world, and it will significantly bolster the capability of the country’s strategic nuclear forces,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. Putin — who has repeatedly threatened to use his nuclear arsenal since invading Ukraine in late February — said the test should provide “food for thought” for the West. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly threatened to use his nuclear arsenal since invading Ukraine in late February. Maxar Technologies via APDays later, he ordered Russia’s nuclear forces to be put on high alert.
Tractor-trailer overturns on NC highway carrying 80 cattle, 10 are on the loose
       
A tractor-trailer overturned on the highway Thursday morning, unleashing just under a dozen runaway cattle. "Due to an overturned tractor trailer NB 52 at I-40 is shut down. The tractor trailer was carrying cattle and approximately 10 are loose. In addition to the escaped cattle, local authorities and government services teamed up to rescue the trapped cattle from the scene of the accident. "IF YOU SEE CATTLE ROAMING PLEASE CALL WSPD NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER," the police wrote.
Biden set to announce new military assistance for Ukraine
       
President Joe Biden is set to announce plans to send additional military aid to help Ukraine fight back against the Russian invasion, according to a U.S. official. The new package is expected to be similar in size to the $800 million package Biden announced last week. BIDEN TO HOST MILITARY CHIEFS AT WHITE HOUSE AMID WORSENING UKRAINE WAREarlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also said his country will send heavy artillery to Ukraine. Biden on Wednesday lauded U.S. military officials for "exceptional" work arming Ukraine as he gathered the nation’s military brass for their first in-person group meeting at the White House of his presidency. Following the meeting, Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted the military leaders and their spouses for dinner in the White House Blue Room.
Border Patrol warn of 'all-time low' morale as migrant numbers surge, Title 42 end looms
       
Morale among Border Patrol agents is at an "all-time low" as they face massive, unprecedented border numbers as well as a looming end to the Title 42 public health order, which is expected to further fuel the overwhelming surge. There were more than 220,000 migrant encounters in March, higher than any number seen during the Biden administration so far, and the highest in decades. It has sparked backlash from Democrats and Republicans, who have called on the Biden administration to delay the move. One agent said from their conversations with other agents that "morale is still at an all-time low, for Border Patrol especially." "They know that their base does not like the mission that Border Patrol does, they know that.
Ex-McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi: Companies have ‘no business’ being in politics
       
Former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi said companies have “no business” being in politics – and has now launched a conservative initiative to fight “woke” corporate policies. “Corporations have no business being on the right or the left because they represent everybody there and their sole job is to build equity for their investors,” the brainchild behind Chicken McNuggets told Fox Business. Rensi told Fox Business that while he doesn’t consider himself politically active, he wants to fight for shareholders who he believes are being negatively impacted by progressive policies. The initiative’s mission is to defend shareholders and employees of public companies from “woke” policies and to ensure corporate accountability. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File PhotoEd Rensi, the former CEO of McDonald’s US, has become the new face against “woke” corporate politics.
Zelenskyy accuses Russia of deploying banned vacuum bombs, investigating use of chemical warfare
       
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Thursday accused Russia of repeatedly using banned thermobaric weapons, also known as vacuum bombs, in cities across Ukraine. "The forbidden vacuum bombs," Zelenskyy said in an interview for French TV translated by Interfax, were used "starting from Kharkiv and in other cities - there are already many such examples." Ukrainian authorities announced earlier this month that it was investigating reports that Russia may have used a chemical weapon in the partially besieged city of Mariupol. We are checking the use of chemical weapons by the Russian Federation," the Ukrainian president said. Professionals, specialists should take samples, and when there is evidence, we will show what kind of chemical weapon and where they used it."
Tennessee bill will allow teachers to use students' biological pronouns, not gender identity
       
A new Tennessee bill would make it so that teachers do not have to go along with a student’s preferred pronoun if it does not match their biological sex. NOT JUST FLORIDA: STATES WEIGH BILLS BANNING GENDER ID AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION INSTRUCTIONThe bill also says that teachers and other school employees would not be "subject to adverse employment action" for not using a student’s preferred pronoun if it does not match their sex. The Tennessee General Assembly’s Fiscal Review Committee noted that the bill could have severe consequences if it becomes law. "If found in violation of federal law, this legislation could jeopardize federal funding in FY22-23 and subsequent years," a February fiscal note on the bill from the committee said. The note also cited a Department of Education fact sheet bearing the title "supporting Transgender Youth in School," which calls on schools to have policies that "respect all students’ gender identities" by using a student’s preferred name and pronouns.
NC attorney defends city's decision not to pay $6M to wrongly incarcerated man
       
NC MAN EXONERATED ON MURDER CHARGE AFTER 21 YEARS WINS $6M LAWSUIT — BUT CITY REFUSES TO PAYHoward was exonerated in 2016 and pardoned in 2021 by Gov. "At most, the statute gives the city an option whether they have to pay," he said. The City of Durham paid more than $4 million defending Dowdy and other employees in Howard's lawsuit against them. Brustin said that because the city refuses to pay the judgment, they now have to go after Dowdy's assets. They plan to take further legal action if the judgment against him is allowed to stand and the city refuses to pay it.
Father who lost daughter to fentanyl demands action on border: 'She didn't overdose, she was poisoned'
       
A father who lost his daughter to a fentanyl overdose sounded the alarm Thursday on the tragic trend, demanding action on the border crisis as the deadly drug continues to plague communities nationwide. FORMER DEA AGENT SOUNDS ALARM ON FENTANYL DEATHS, BORDER CRISIS: ‘A CATASTROPHIC SITUATION’Matt Capelouto warned the spike in fentanyl-related deaths should be treated as a "national security threat" on "Fox & Friends First." "I think there's a misconception that this is a… drug problem and this has to be looked at more as a national security threat," Capelouto told co-host Carley Shimkus. Capelouto lost his daughter in 2019 during her college winter break in Southern California after she took a fentanyl-laced Oxycodone pill. Meanwhile, border officials seized over 90 pounds of fentanyl, enough to kill more than 10 million people, in one week as the crisis continues.
Rep. Comer on 'Fox & Friends First': Americans are sick and tired of COVID mandates
       
Rep. James Comer, R. Ky., said Thursday on "Fox & Friends First" that history will show America "lost its mind" during the COVID-19 pandemic. JUDGE JEANINE SLAMS ‘POLITICIZED’ CDC'S ATTEMPT TO APPEAL TRANSIT MASK MANDATESREP. JAMES COMER: Everywhere I go all over the United States, people are sick and tired of these mask mandates. They're sick and tired of vaccine mandates. They're sick and tired of COVID-19. There's no need, there's no science.
Ex-Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa nears deal to sell Brooklyn apartment for $2.6M, plans tell-all memoir
       
Witnesses told investigators that a “key point person” for Cuomo’s book deal “sent and received at least 1,000 emails” about it between July and December 2020. Melissa DeRosa and ex-husband Matthew Wing sold their swanky Brooklyn apartment for $2.62 million – above their asking price of $2.59 million. Melissa DeRosa’s Brooklyn apartment features a spacious outdoor patio. Melissa DeRosa plans on moving out of her Brooklyn apartment by this summer. The Brooklyn apartment has a large living room with a chimney.
Elon Musk's Boring Company now valued at $6 billion, company says
       
Billionaire Elon Musk's The Boring Company (TBC) is now valued at nearly $6 billion following its latest infusion of financing, the company announced Thursday. The company is building Tesla transportation tunnels in cities across the country, from Las Vegas to San Antonio, Texas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. TBC's latest infusion of funding amounted to $675 million, primarily from Vy Capital and Sequoia Capital. TBC is now valued at $5.675 billion. "Prufrock-3 is designed to be even faster, with the medium term goal of 1/10 human walking speed, or 7 miles/day," the company said.
Time for Disney and corporate America to stay out of culture wars
       
Disney World, based in Orlando, has vocally opposed this law and vowed to fight it due to its supposed anti-LGBTQ implications. DISNEY PRESIDENT SAYS NEXT GENERATION ‘QUEERER,' COMPANY MUST ‘GET WITH IT’The broader lesson here for corporate America: Stay out of culture wars. ESG index funds, aggressively marketed to savers and retirees, invest in a basket of companies that prioritize ESG over profit. No wonder ESG funds have badly underperformed the broader market lately, hurting ordinary investors and pensioners. It's time for corporate America to rediscover Friedman's logic and stay out of the culture wars.
Why Biden dawdled as one judge derailed his transportation mask mandate
       
When a federal judge in Florida ruled against the federal mask mandate for public transportation, I assumed the decision would be stayed and immediately appealed. Biden simply punted, and the airlines stopped enforcing the mandate so abruptly that on some planes it happened mid-flight. Remember, the mask mandate for travelers is set to expire on May 3. But in a Politico/Morning Consult poll just before the ruling, 59 percent said they support extending the travel mask mandate and 32 percent were opposed. Yes, a Trump judge is likely to rule differently than a Biden judge.
Allies send Ukraine 'spare parts,’ adding 20 aircraft to fleet as Russia bombardment increases: DOD
       
The U.S. and its NATO allies have refused to send Ukraine warplanes over concerns it would escalate the conflict, but a senior U.S. defense official confirmed Wednesday that "spare parts" have been sent instead. Allies have been able to bolster Ukraine’s air capabilities by sending it supplies and parts needed to expand its operational fixed-wing aircraft fleet. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby echoed these claims and told reporters that "through U.S. coordination and provision" Ukrainians have been sent "enough spare parts and additional equipment such that they have been able to put in operation more fixed-wing aircraft in their fleet." It is unclear how many operational fixed-wing aircraft Ukraine has in total. Defense officials estimate that Russia has levied upwards of 1,670 missiles at Ukrainian targets since the invasion commenced nearly eight weeks ago.
Ukraine’s flag projected onto Russian UN ambassador’s NYC townhouse in protest
       
Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine arrived on the doorstep of the Russian ambassador to the United Nations. There are no outward signs that the mansion is the official residence of the Russian ambassador. In London, a group of journalists projected the Ukrainian flag onto the Russian Embassy to protest the killings of reporters covering the war. In Lisbon, pro-Ukraine activists did the same, shining the Ukrainian flag on the front of the Russian Embassy to Portugal. In Washington, D.C., a large Ukrainian flag was unfurled in front of the Russian embassy and an image of the flag was projected onto that building.
Ukraine military blows up bridge ahead of advancing Russian army, video shows
       
The Ukrainian military released a video Thursday purportedly showing its forces blowing up a bridge ahead of advancing Russian troops. "Operators of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine demonstrated skillful combat work, The bridge right in front of the column of Russian occupiers was blown up," Ukraine’s army said in a Facebook post. As of midday Thursday in Ukraine, Russia now controls 80% of the Luhansk region, the Associated Press is reporting, citing its governor. But Ukraine’s army is saying that it is continuing to repel Russian attacks. "The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has hit four air targets in the previous day: three unmanned aerial vehicles and one cruise missile," the military added.
Meet Caroline Harris, the 28-year-old conservative who isn't waiting to run for the Texas legislature
       
The woman who was a driving force behind them, 28-year-old Caroline Harris, is now running for Texas State House District 52. Shortly after graduating college, Harris joined then-state Rep. Bryan Hughes as a legislative aide, before becoming his policy director after his election to the Texas State Senate. When State Rep. James Talarico (D), moved to Austin to run in a more competitive district, Harris decided it was her turn. "The State of Texas can make sure we continue to fund efforts in securing the border, especially the wall," she said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAdditionally, Harris has received endorsements from big names in Texas politics, including Texas Right to Life, Texas Values Action, and Gov.
New Jersey misses out on 4/20 party by a day with recreational weed sales
       
New Jersey residents will be able to blaze up with recreational weed from the state’s dispensaries Thursday in a rollout that misses 4/20 by one day. These facilities will now begin to sell recreational weed, too. AP Photo/Julio Cortez, FileNew Jersey is now one of 18 states, along with the District of Columbia, that have legalized recreational cannabis. Phil Murphy promised to legalize weed in his first 100 days as governor four years ago. New Jersey is now one of 18 states, along with the District of Columbia, that have legalized recreational cannabis.
Could there be a third presidential run in Sen. Bernie Sanders future?
       
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who’s been the Democratic presidential nomination runner up the past two election cycles, is indicating that he isn’t ruling out another White House run in 2024 if President Biden decides against seeking a second term. "In the event of an open 2024 Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sanders has not ruled out another run for president, so we advise that you answer any questions about 2024 with that in mind," reads the memo from 2020 Sanders presidential campaign manager Faiz Shakir. Sanders was runner-up four years later to Biden, during a much less fractious nomination race. In May 2020, soon after he ended his second White House campaign, Sanders told the Washington Post that the "likelihood is very very slim" he would ever run for president again. And he said in an interview with ABC News in December that "If I'm in the health I'm in now, if I'm in good health, then in fact, I would run again."
Activists look the other way as Black Americans pay bloody price for BLM, 'woke agenda': experts
       
"BLM has no actual regard for Black lives at any stage of development. Thousands of people across the country pledged their support for Black Lives Matter in 2020 and participated in large protests. "As a lawyer the first question that popped in my mind was why the black murder rate was so high. I concluded that the Black Lives Matter movement after the George Floyd murder backfired on the black community," Terrell said. For Terrell, the "principal causes for the high Black murder rate" come down to the defend the police movement, progressive prosecutors, and a "woke agenda."
Russia's Putin and China's Xi laugh at space cadet Kamala Harris
       
Please keep Vice President Kamala Harris away from the Space Force. Trying to make Harris into an international space diplomat is another sign of the White House in foreign policy free fall. All she’s done is infuriate members of Congress who are experts in space policy. She’s sort of the top dog for U.S. space policy. I’m vehemently opposed to orbital debris and so is the Space Force.
GOP Senate primary field in battleground New Hampshire grows as first-time candidate jumps into race
       
EXCLUSIVE: Vikram Mansharamani says his decision to launch a Senate campaign for the Republican nomination in the crucial swing state of New Hampshire was "deeply personal." Mansharamani, a first time candidate, is hoping to face off in November against former governor and first-term Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan, who’s running for reelection this year. SUNUNU SHOCKER: NH'S GOP GOVERNOR DECIDES AGAINST SENATE RUNMansharamani becomes the seventh declared Republican in the race. Wendy Long, the 2012 and 2016 GOP Senate nominee in the heavily blue state of New York – who received a shellacking at the hands of Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and now-Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer – recently moved to New Hampshire and is seriously considering entering the race, as well.
MSNBC hosts bash 'MAGA judge' on airline mask ruling but gushed over individual judges who rebuked Trump
       
Dismissed as a "MAGA judge" or a "Trump judge" who was a tool of the conservative Federalist Society, U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle came under heavy fire from the liberal network after her ruling that led to many airplane travelers enthusiastically stripping off their masks. Yet during the Trump presidency, MSNBC hosts often praised or gushed over judges who issued legal setbacks to the president they vehemently opposed. "That appears to be false," MSNBC host Ari Melber said of the notion that Tigar ruled against Trump for partisan reasons. "Another day, another federal judge telling the Trump administration they are completely out of line," Chris Hayes said at the time. "This was an Obama judge," Trump shouted at reporters outside the White House on Nov. 20, 2018, saying the Ninth Circuit was essentially corrupt.
Media maven Kurt Andersen lists stunning $4.6M townhouse in Brooklyn
       
This Brooklyn townhouse comes with literary cred, a pretty garden featured in a glossy shelter magazine — and a hefty $4.65 million price tag. Allyson LubowThe townhouse has an eat-in kitchen. Next up is the double-parlor floor with original plaster moldings, floor-to-ceiling casement windows, a library and two woodburning fireplaces with marble mantles. Allyson LubowThe Carroll Gardens home has a 500-square-foot garden all its own. Finally, the fourth floor hosts the other three bedrooms, one is currently used as a media room with a skylight and roof access.
‘Cash me outside’ girl Bhad Bhabie pays all cash for $6.1M Florida mansion
       
Signature One Luxury Estates LlcThe loggia. Signature One Luxury Estates LlcThe large kitchen. Signature One Luxury Estates LlcThe primary bedroom. Signature One Luxury Estates LlcThe primary bathroom. Signature One Luxury Estates LlcThe pool.
JP Morgan Chase unveils its new Park Avenue headquarters tower
       
JP Morgan Chase’s new headquarters at 270 Park Avenue will have room for 14,000 employees. DBOX / Foster + PartnersThe coy colossus of Park Avenue — also known as JP Morgan Chase’s new headquarters tower — has finally come out of hiding. 270 Park Avenue DBOX / Foster + PartnersThe tower’s lobby will be a hive for workers and others to congregate in the new nearly 1,400-foot building. The 1,388 foot-tall JP Morgan Chase tower will make a statement on the New York skyline — seen here in a rendering with the tower at 270 Park Avenue in the foreground. DBOX / Foster + PartnersIn exchange for a size bonus, JP Morgan Chase contributed about $65 million in “public realm” improvements.
Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart lists Brooklyn townhouse for $10.5M
       
Andrew Kiracofe for Sotheby’s International RealtyA statement staircase connects the levels. Andrew Kiracofe for Sotheby’s International RealtyThe eat-in kitchen. Andrew Kiracofe for Sotheby’s International RealtyStreetEasy shows the Lockharts have made previous attempts to sell. Andrew Kiracofe for Sotheby’s International RealtyOne of the home’s handsome kitchenettes. Andrew Kiracofe for Sotheby’s International RealtyInside, it has six bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two powder rooms.
Mark Twain’s final home in Connecticut slashes ask by $300K to $3.9M
       
Aerial 360 Solutions for William Pitt Sotheby’s International RealtyThe residence burned down in 1923, years after Twain died, and was rebuilt in 1925. Aerial 360 Solutions for William Pitt Sotheby’s International RealtyThe estate takes inspiration from a Tuscan villa. Bernadette Queenan for William Pitt Sotheby’s International RealtyA fire burned down Twain’s home in 1923, a number of years after he died. Bernadette Queenan for William Pitt Sotheby’s International RealtyThe grounds also include a gunite pool, along with a pool/carriage house. Laura Freed Ancona of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.
Leftists’ anti-police policies have led to a startling number of black, Latino crime victims
       
After all, New York proved decades ago that reducing crime disproportionally benefited blacks and Latinos because they comprise most of crime’s victims. More crimes mean more black and Latino victims. Previously, between 2010 and 2019, there was an average of 6,927 black murder victims each year, meaning the 2020 carnage involved 3,014 murders above the 10-year average. Although blacks make up only 13% of the US population, they often are a majority of murder victims and perpetrators. The blood of all those additional murder victims is on their hands.
WaPo’s anti-Semitic hit piece and other commentary
       
BLM’s support has collapsed from its 52% peak after George Floyd’s murder. Many question its multimillion-dollar real-estate purchases and other financial practices, and its response to critics is more the behavior of “hustlers on the make” than that of a respectable organization. House losses could reach 40 seats, while four Senate seats may go. Much like the Dossier.” The CIA didn’t fall for it, and neither did the reporters who peddled the info — but the FBI did. Was the agency “technically unschooled” or “in on the greater conspiracy”?
Las Vegas In-N-Out security guard detains murder suspect
       
Las Vegas authorities have arrested a murder suspect after an In-N-Out security guard successfully detained the man last week, according to police and local reports. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department patrol officers responded to reports of a stabbing at the In-N-Out location on South Maryland Parkway and discovered a male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds upon arrival, a press release states. A security guard at the fast-food location reportedly detained the suspect, identified as Emanuel Beccles, until police arrived. Security footage of the incident obtained by the 8 News Now I-Team in Las Vegas shows the security guard order the suspect to the ground. Officers responded to reports of a stabbing at the In-N-Out location on South Maryland Parkway, discovering a male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Netflix stock slides 26% as service bleeds 200,000 subscribers
       
The lagging subscriber growth prompted Netflix for the first time to say it might offer lower-priced version of the service with advertising. The company said it lost 200,000 subscribers in its first quarter, falling well short of its forecast of adding 2.5 million subscribers. Netflix, which currently has 221.6 million subscribers, last reported losing customers in October 2011. Despite hit shows like “Stranger Things,” the world’s dominant streaming service was expected to report slowing growth. Streaming services are not the only form of entertainment vying for consumers’ time.
Santander’s East Midtown tower has new owner with modern vision
       
East Midtown, a favored location for hedge funds and small financial firms, will soon have a prestigious new location for them. The 45 E. 53d St. purchase is the first New York City acquisition for Rialto, which is run by Jay Mantz and Jeff Krasnoff. Park Tower Group, owner of 535 Madison Ave., is proud that several lease extensions totaling 39,315 square feet have brought the 37-story tower to full occupancy. Queens-based Finback Brewery just signed a lease for 3,800 square feet, to open late this year — its third city location. The project incorporates a landmarked, 1927 clock tower structure which Durst is restoring and converting for modern retail use.
Warren Buffett under pressure to give up Berkshire Hathaway chairman role
       
A major pension fund is backing an effort to oust the “Oracle of Omaha” Warren Buffett as executive chairman of Berkshire Hathaway – the lucrative conglomerate he has helmed for the last several decades. The shareholder proposal is set to be considered at the company’s annual meeting on April 30. CalPERS is a major Berkshire Hathaway shareholder. “However, as has been stated on numerous occasions by Mr. Buffett in the past, once Mr. Buffett is no longer Berkshire’s CEO, a non-management director should be named Board Chair. The Board agrees with Mr. Buffett and accordingly recommends that the shareholders vote against this proposal,” the filing added.
Disgraced socialite scammer Dina Wein Reis lists NYC mansion for $65M
       
The seller is a trust benefitting Dina Wein Reis, a society scammer known as the “$100 million woman” who moved from the mansion to the slammer after some convoluted “Inventing Anna”-style shenanigans. (He was born David Ruiz, but changed his name to Reis — while Wein Reis had a dozen aliases, The Post reported more than a decade ago.) Wein Reis was accused of wining and dining Fortune 500 company CEOs at the fancy brownstone under the guise of looking for a new top exec. In 2011, Wein Reis pled guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Wein Reis was released from jail in 2014 and ordered to pay $7 million in restitution plus $1 million in fines.
Landmark Lever House in NYC to see new life with $100M redevelopment
       
A $100 million redevelopment is bringing new life — and post-pandemic attention to employees’ needs and concerns — to the iconic 1950s landmark Lever House on Park Avenue between East 53rd and East 54th streets. Lever House joint-venture leaseholders WatermanClark and Brookfield Properties will launch Lever Club, an ambitious, tenants-only lounge and hospitality venue, inside the green-glass tower as part of the redevelopment when the building reopens early next year. Outdoor space at the revamped Lever House building will be for tenants to use during nice days. Lever House brought the International Style, glass curtain-wall style to Park Avenue two years before the larger Seagram Building did. “The East Midtown rezoning “totally changed the complexion of Park Avenue,” Clark said.
In the name of shelf defense, shoplifting needs an end
       
It is always interesting to note what the shoplifting class in New York do and do not covet. That is the boom in the often flimsy plastic guards and shelf locks that now cover row after row in our local convenience and drug stores. I can confirm Al Sharpton’s observation that almost all toothpaste in this city is now locked behind plastic guards. At my local drugstore, a packet of 12 ribbed latex condoms sits on an open shelf with a price tag of $18.99. In my local store, cheapo anti-dandruff shampoo sits behind a lock while vast bottles of Listerine do not.
Eric Adams again gets testy over making tax returns public
       
Adams asked for the extra time “days ago, probably, I think, Friday,” he told reporters at an unrelated press conference in Brooklyn. Adams’ press secretary, Fabien Leavy, clarified that Adams’ accountant filed the extension request but could not confirm the mayor’s timeline. Mayor Eric Adams said that he requested an extension to file his taxes at an event in Red Hook, Brooklyn on April 20, 2022. “I spent two days talking about my taxes, this is day three,” an audibly frustrated Adams said. “I am not going to spend talking days talking about the same things when I’m watching babies being shot in the city, I’m watching people fighting for housing, I’m watching all of these crises,” he added.
People around the globe spark up for 4/20 World Cannabis Day
       
A man smokes a joint as people take part in a parade to mark the so-called 420 World Cannabis Day in Bangkok, Thailand on April 20, 2022. The annual 4/20 is known in cannabis culture as Cannabis Day or Weed Day and marked by cannabis smokers around the world
Trump walks out of explosive Piers Morgan interview after being pressed on 2020 election
       
Former President Donald Trump blasted Piers Morgan as “very dishonest” while walking out of an interview with the TV presenter and Post columnist after being pressed on his claims that he lost the 2020 presidential election due to voter fraud. Elsewhere, Morgan told Trump the 2020 vote “was a free and fair election. “You think I’m a fool?” Morgan retorted. Piers Morgan’s interview with Trump will air April 25. The heated discussion is set to air on Morgan’s new show “Piers Morgan Uncensored” April 25.
Jonah Hill sells NYC pad for $11M amid West Coast move
       
Jonah Hill’s Noho loft is in contract just over five weeks after it first hit the market for $10.99 million. The fancy four-bedroom is in the Schumacher, at 36 Bleecker St. Hill bought it for $9.1 million in 2015. CompassThe Noho spread’s marble-heavy chef’s kitchen. CompassThe living area has an art space inside the 3,280-square-foot dwelling. There’s also a marble chef’s kitchen and great art wall space in the living areas, foyer and gallery.
Existing home sales fall more than expected as prices hit record highs
       
US home sales fell more than expected in March as house prices hit a record high despite some improvement in supply, and could decline further amid surging mortgage rates. Existing home sales dropped 2.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million units last month, the National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast sales would decrease to a rate of 5.80 million units. At March’s sales pace, it would take 2.0 months to exhaust the current inventory, down from 2.1 months a year ago. First-time buyers accounted for 30% of sales last month, up from 29% in February and down from 32% a year ago.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend sell a pair of NYC penthouses asking $18M
       
Tina Gallo PhotographyThe penthouses also have cozier quarters. Tina Gallo PhotographyThe kitchen radiates good times. Tina Gallo PhotographyThe penthouses have more than 3,300 square feet of outdoor space on a rooftop terrace. Tina Gallo PhotographyLike Jonah Hill and other celebs, the power couple are selling because they are spending more time on the West Coast. When combined, the Nolita units will boast 6,100 square feet plus more than 3,300 square feet of outdoor space on a rooftop terrace.
How sex, discrimination and #MeToo sank Abercrombie & Fitch: Netflix doc
       
And in the 1990s, there was no hotter mall retailer than Abercrombie & Fitch — a store that sold a side of sex with its preppy staples. If you weren’t wearing Abercrombie, you weren’t cool,” says former brand model Ryan Daharsh in the new Netflix documentary “White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch,” out April 19. A cab drives by a typically sexy billboard marking the future home of the Abercrombie & Fitch store on Fifth Avenue. Sex sellsThe original Abercrombie & Fitch was founded in 1892 in Manhattan by David T. Abercrombie and catered to upper-crust sportsmen like Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway. “In the first week that I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch, the HR rep talked about how you could write Abercrombie & Fitch with dog s–t and put it on a baseball hat and sell it for $40.
Letters to the Editor — April 21, 2022
       
The Issue: The left’s reaction to Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s $43 billion offer to buy Twitter. Most progressives ignore the concept of free speech because it doesn’t jibe with their juvenile mindset. Ray WalshRamsey, NJIf anyone can save us from wokism, it’s Elon Musk. This country was never designed to be run by one party, and free speech is guaranteed by our First Amendment. Letters are subject to editing for clarity, length, accuracy and style.
Rite Aid rejected $800M takeover bid this month
       
Rite Aid earlier this month quietly rejected a takeover bid that valued the drugstore chain at more than $800 million — despite it being nearly twice the drugstore chain’s current stock price, The Post has learned. Shares of Rite Aid, the nation’s fourth-largest pharmacy chain, on Wednesday jumped 11% to $8.20. Rite Aid General Counsel Paul Gilbert engaged in talks with Spear Point and rejected the offer, which was conditioned on due diligence of Rite Aid’s financials. Rite Aid, meanwhile, has been in steady decline for several years. In 2018, Walgreen’s bought 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.37 billion, cutting Rite Aid’s footprint by almost half.
Brian Benjamin reaches for the ‘de Blasio’ defense
       
It looks like disgraced ex-Lt. Gov Brian Benjamin’s defense will resort to the “get out of jail free” card that worked for then-Mayor Bill de Blasio: a claim that it’s not bribery if the pol doesn’t personally profit. But de Blasio was actually careful not to have his own campaign funds reap the benefit, and the donations themselves met the letter of the law. Former Mayor Bill de Blasio used a similar defense to avoid indictment in 2017. That Benjamin’s defense is still trying the “no personal benefit” dodge suggests it doesn’t have anything better — and that Gov. Oh, and the fact that Benjamin apparently thought he was in the clear right up until his arrest is a prime sign that schemes like his are rampant in New York state politics.
Dems’ happy talk can’t hide havoc inflation wreaking on working Americans
       
First, everyone knows these are still overwhelmingly just jobs recovered post-pandemic (with the recovery slowest in Democratic-controlled, heavy-lockdown states). Second, and more important: Working Americans are all too aware how rampant inflation is setting them back. That’s because working-class Americans spend more of their incomes on food and gas, which have seen by far the stiffest increases in prices. Bottom line: Real working-class wages have been sinking for almost Joe Biden’s entire presidency, as inflation ate up nominal pay hikes. And voters see the truth every time they hit the grocery store or the gas pump.
Trump claims NY AG Letitia James’ bid to hold him in contempt is ‘publicity stunt’
       
Earlier this month, James asked a judge to hold the ex-president in contempt for allegedly refusing to comply with a court order to turn over documents in her investigation of the Trump Organization. The attorney said that James’ subpoena specifically instructed that Trump didn’t need to hand over documents that his company had already submitted to the AG’s office. New York State Attorney General Letitia James launched her probe into the Trump Organization in 2019. Then in 2020, the AG filed suit against the company and Eric Trump alleging they were stonewalling the probe. James then recently added Trump and kids Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. to the suit and is seeking testimony from them.
Corrupt ex-NYC judge Sylvia Ash sentenced to 15 months for obstructing justice
       
A corrupt former Brooklyn judge was sentenced to 15 months in prison Wednesday after being convicted of obstruction of justice charges – a case that “struck at the heart of the criminal justice system,” a federal jurist said. Steven HirschHer downfall was a “just consequence of your own dishonest, corrupt and frankly outrageous conduct,” the judge said. Assistant US Attorney Eli Mark said Ash used her position as a judge in an attempt to get away with her crimes. Former Judge Sylvia Ash was convicted after aiding former Municipal Credit Union CEO Kam Wong with embezzling millions from the company. Kam WongIn brief remarks, Ash acknowledged that she had lived the American dream – but threw it all away by committing her crimes.
Baltimore police official canned over suspected connection to homicide
       
A newly hired Baltimore police administrator was canned Tuesday after he was deemed a “person of interest” in an active homicide investigation. It wasn’t immediately clear what homicide Hayes may be connected to, but Police Commissioner Michael Harrison emphasized Wednesday that the man was not a suspect in the case and there was no warrant for his arrest, the station said. Hayes was arrested on multiple gun violations in 2018 and added to the city’s gun offender registry a year later, according to the article. “The HR department did a background investigation,” Harrison reportedly said. “It was missed.”Mayor Brandon Scott issued a statement addressing the snafu Wednesday.
Putin cancels Russian plans to storm Mariupol steel plant
       
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered the Russian military to cancel plans to storm the Azovstal plant in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol and said he wanted it to continue to be hermetically blockaded instead. Putin gave the order to Sergei Shoigu, his defense minister, who had previously told Putin that more than 2,000 Ukrainian fighters were still holed up in the vast plant, which has a large underground component to it. “I consider the proposed storming of the industrial zone unnecessary,” Putin told Shoigu in a televised meeting at the Kremlin. “I order you to cancel it.”Putin said his decision not to storm the Azovstal plant was motivated by the desire to safeguard the lives of Russian soldiers. via REUTERS“I consider the proposed storming of the industrial zone unnecessary,” Putin said.
Dave Matthews performs new song in support of Ukrainian refugees
       
Just when you thought you couldn’t love Dave Matthews more… think again. The beloved musician appeared on CNN to perform his new song, “Something To Tell My Baby,” in support of Ukrainian refugees fleeing from their homeland. Before performing his new song, Matthews spoke about the need to raise awareness about the horror unfolding in Ukraine and around the world. “It’s just unfathomable to those of us who are far from it, but it’s not only happening [in Ukraine]. Before performing his new song, Matthews spoke about the need to raise awareness about the horror unfolding in Ukraine and around the world.
Powerball jackpot rises to $400 million
       
The estimated jackpot for the Powerball lottery drawing reached the $400 million mark — after no one picked the lucky numbers in the latest drawing. The jackpot was an estimated $370 million with a cash option of $222.8 million, according to the Powerball website. Lottery hopefuls have come up empty since two California and Wisconsin residents claimed the $632.6 million jackpot in January. January’s drawing marked the first time someone hit the Powerball jackpot since Oct. 4. The next Powerball drawing — with a cash option to win $240.8 million — will be held on April 23 at 10:59 p.m (EST).
Goldman Sachs to scrap free car rides for bankers — a day after scrapping free lunch
       
The bank will still provide cars to employees who work late — a perk it offered before the start of the pandemic, sources said. Employees complain that David Solomon is paying himself more at the same time he’s pulling perks. Getty Images for Vox MediaAlthough Goldman has made the decision to end free rides, it has yet to send an official memo internally to staff, according to sources. A spokesperson for Goldman confirmed rides are coming to an end but declined further comment. Free daily rides are over for employees of the investment bank.
Science shows transgender education doesn’t belong in schools
       
First, the science: A staggering 99%-plus of the population does not have the physical traits that cause someone to become transgender. People with gender dysphoria — a condition that causes extreme distress — deserve empathy and respect. The Human Rights Campaign and other LGBTQ+ advocacy groups ignore this science and insist that someone with “boy parts” can become a girl and vice versa. When the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual used by American psychiatrists was updated in 2013, it changed Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Dysphoria. But instructing young kids that it’s normal for boys to become girls and vice versa is going too far.
Democrats are in dreamland if they think Biden can run and win again in 2024
       
President Joe Biden has reportedly told former President Barack Obama that he intends to run for re-election in 2024. But the case for a second term is quite weak — and voters know it even if Democrats in dreamland don’t. An Economist/YouGov survey taken around the same time showed a similar split: 60% wrong track, 28% right direction. So why would anyone think Biden deserves another term? To many Democrats, Biden is an innocent bystander, a Forrest Gump-like witness to history with much worse luck.
Critical-race-theory advocates are gaslighting Americans for power and profit
       
America’s supposed racial divide has a class element that we are all supposed to ignore. Men and women who have made their entire careers hypothesizing about the makeup of America never actually listen to Americans. It’s because “race” for them is a mechanism for power over guilt-riddled white Americans, control over the narrative and political leverage. If everything negative in our society is rooted in white supremacy, then class warfare will remain invisible and void of discussion. Adam Coleman is the author of “Black Victim To Black Victor” and founder of Wrong Speak Publishing.
Hillary Clinton wants judge to throw out Trump lawsuit
       
Hillary Clinton asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit from former President Donald Trump that accuses her and the Democratic National Committee of conspiring against him to smear his 2016 campaign. In a 108-page complaint filed last month, Trump claimed Clinton and others orchestrated a plan to manufacture the Russia scandal to ruin his candidacy in 2016, when he was running as a Republican candidate against Clinton. Clinton’s lawyers claim Trump did not provide enough information to prove his theory. Trump believes Clinton along with others tried to plot against his 2016 Presidential campaign. Getty Images/Win McNameeOther aspects of Trump’s lengthy complaint was protected “public speech with which he disagrees,” the attorneys said.
Why the largest, most-over-the-top house in Tennessee is being demolished
       
Bruce McCamishThe property spans nearly 40,000 square-feet. Bruce McCamishThe grand foyer. Bruce McCamishThe three-story library. Bruce McCamishThe wine cellar. Bruce McCamishThe kitchen.
NYC hotel and tourism business has long road to recovery, study says
       
These projections come after hotels lost an estimated $108 billion in business travel revenue during 2020 and 2021 combined. But the New York hotel business travel industry is suffering the most of any market in the country — with the exception of San Francisco, where hotel business travel is expected to be 68% lower than in 2019, the report said. Only San Francisco, where hotel business travel is expected to be 68% lower than in 2019, is projected to suffer more than New York City. Dandapani of the New York City Hotel Association confirmed that both occupancy and rates per room are still way down from pre-pandemic levels. “Even after two years, we still have thousands of hotel workers on layoff because of the slow return of business travel.
The defense of Mariupol will go down in history for its courage and brutality
       
You have to admire the courage, the sheer defiance of the soldiers hanging on in decimated Mariupol, refusing to capitulate to Russia’s surrender-or-die demand, staring down an almost certain death. What bravery it must take to court such a fate, to say, Bring it on, come what may. And so, with the Russians closing in, the Ukrainian soldiers holed up under constant fire are doing all they can: never giving in, never, never, never. Ready, in the words of the Mariupol police chief, “for fierce resistance.”That — and hoping for a miracle. The Ukraine city of Mariupol continues its battle against Russia despite overwhelming forces.
Biden ‘amazed’ at Ukraine’s resistance, says ‘they’re tougher and more proud than I thought’
       
“I want to applaud the exceptional work you’re doing to arm and equip brave Ukrainians to defend their nation,” Biden said in the White House Cabinet Room. “But I tell you what, they’re tougher and more proud than I thought. Adam Schultz/White House/Planet Pix via ZUMA Press WireThe White House later scrambled to deny Biden made that remark. The White House has made it clear that it will not be deploying any US troops into Ukraine. CJ Gunther/EPADespite criticism from Ukraine and at home, Biden has been cautious about the extent of the military aid.
Secret Service claims it has ‘no records’ of who visits Biden in Delaware
       
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last year and again in January that Biden would not voluntarily publish visitor logs from Delaware. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden lift off from Delaware back to the White House. A Senate report released in 2020 said a firm linked to Hunter Biden received $3.5 million from Baturina in 2014. A Secret Service agent stands guard as President Biden sits inside the Presidential SUV after arriving at Delaware National Guard Air Base. Former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski says that he spoke with Joe Biden in May 2017 about pursuing business in China.
Zelensky: If Ukraine had access to more weapons, war would already be over
       
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says he believes the war against Russia would have already been won if Western allies including the US and NATO had sent more weapons to arm Ukraine. “If we had access to all the weapons we need, which our partners have and which are comparable to the weapons used by the Russian Federation, we would have already ended this war,” Zelensky said in a video address Tuesday evening, the Times of London reported. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses citizens in Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 19, 2022. Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly asked the US and NATO for increased military aid and action. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach“Despite heroic and skillful resistance by Ukrainian forces, Russia currently retains air superiority over Ukraine.
Still more secret migrant flights, why is Biden keeping this off the books?
       
Another suspected migrant flight landed in White Plains late Tuesday night, the fifth such flight in the past six days. Many illegal immigrants were given the opportunity to leave their countries, with the help of the Biden Administration. But when with charters, we don’t see who’s coming or going.”Within six days there has been five flights of migrants landing in the US. More than 2.5 million illegal migrants have crossed into the US since Joe Biden took office. On Wednesday, she told reporters the immigration system is “broken.”Yes, it is but it was Joe Biden who broke it.
Washington Nationals parachute snafu triggers Capitol evacuation order
       
A parachute display prior to a Washington Nationals game caused US Capitol Police to order an evacuation of the congressional complex on Wednesday evening, as reports swirled that the force was never told about the exercise. The US Army parachute team was landing on Nationals Park as part of the Washington Nationals “Military Appreciation Day” ceremony. The Capitol police quickly declared “There is no threat at the Capitol,” after issuing an evacuation order. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsPelosi praised the Capitol police for the evacuation order, saying they “ensured the safety of all who work in these hallowed halls” in a statement released Wednesday. The Capitol Police have called for an evacuation in the congressional complex due to a “probable threat” from an aircraft.
White House Considers More Aid After Zelenskyy’s Weapons Plea
       
This week, Bret sits down with FOX News Correspondent, Mark Meredith, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, and Republican Strategist and former Campaign Manager for Senator Scott Brown, Colin Reed, to discuss how the Biden administration is attempting to handle rising inflation numbers and falling approval numbers as the 2022 midterm elections draw closer. Then, the panel weighs in on the latest news from the war on Ukraine, and the ways the Biden administration may or may not aid the Ukrainians in their fight to fend off Russia’s invasion. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier
War Freezes Biden Agenda, Zelenskyy Feels Like Bill Murray
       
Howie Kurtz on the war on Ukraine is burying President Biden’s agenda, several politicians facing sex scandals and are journalists being overly optimistic about Ukraine’s chances to beat back Russia? Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Twitter Values Censorship Over Profits
       
Story #1: Twitter Board: Power & Censorship mean more than money. Story #2: The numbers are bad, really bad for President Biden. Story #3: Will’s 2022 NBA Playoff Preview. Tell Will why he is right…or wrong! Follow Will on Twitter: @WillCain
Trump, As Kingmaker, Grants Endorsements Like He Was Running “Apprentice
       
Howie Kurtz on the consensus Democrats will be taking a beating in the midterm elections, Trump granting endorsements as the party’s boss and Alex Jones’s ‘InfoWars’ files for bankruptcy. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
China Looms In The Background Over Russia’s War On Ukraine
       
This week, Ben sits down with Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) to discuss how Russia’s war on Ukraine has changed America’s foreign policy calculus, as well as why China’s actions looming in the background of the war may pose far greater challenges down the road. Then Ben brings on former CIA analyst Martin Gurri who breaks down the relationship between politics and the media and how it affects every story from the war on Ukraine to Elon Musk’s attempted Twitter takeover. Later, Ben discusses a new Quinnipiac poll that shows President Biden’s approval rating continuously falling, and explains why Democrats are losing Latino support. Follow Ben on Twitter: @BDomenech
Bill Barr: Trump Was Treated Worse Than Any President In U.S. History
       
Former Attorney General Bill Barr joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to share his thoughts on how Democrats and members of the political establishment in Washington DC attempted to take down former President Trump before he was even in the Oval Office. “Fraud is one thing, but there are other things that can happen that skew the election unfairly. But then you have people not following the rules, skirting the anti harvesting rules and things like collecting ballots and stuff. But those things, you don’t get to throw out the vote just because they’re violations of those rules. I was upset because fraud means the votes were invalid and there simply was not sufficient evidence of that.
Kennedy Saves Your Grocery Shopping
       
On this episode, Kennedy sits down with the President and CEO of supermarket chain Stew Leonard’s, Stew Leonard Jr., who shares his best tips on saving money while grocery shopping, given the recent rise in inflation. Stew advises sticking to a list when grocery shopping so as to not overspend on various items, avoid prepackaged meals, and swap out meat for vegan options as they are less expensive when combatting surging prices. Follow Kennedy on Twitter: @KennedyNation
‘A Real Signal That They Can Fight’, Gen. Keith Kellogg On Ukrainian Forces Sinking Russian Warship
       
Listen To The Full Interview Below:L.T. General Keith Kellogg, (Retired) Fox News Contributor, and former National Security Adviser To VP Pence joined the Guy Benson Show to react to reports that Ukraine military forces sunk a major Russian warship. General Kellogg reacted to the sinking of the flag ship Russian warship saying,
Jimmy Talks About The Left’s Hysteria Over Elon Musk’s Twitter Bid On ‘Kennedy’
       
Jimmy joins ‘Kennedy’ to share his thoughts on Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s massive offer to buy Twitter, and the panic his bid has caused among progressives. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
Andrew McCarthy Reacts To Fusion GPS Requesting Judge To Keep Privileged Clinton Campaign Emails Private
       
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Andrew McCarthy, Fox News Contributor and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney For Southern District Of New York joined the Guy Benson Show to react to fusion GPS requesting a judge to keep privileged Clinton campaign emails private. If you remember everything the Clintons ever did, that was shady. And we’re talking about a lot of things here. And then when people would try to including Congress, when they would try to inquire into it, they would invoke attorney client privilege and they’d say, Oh, no, no, you can’t look at this. It’s all, you know, covered by the Constitution.”
Brian Brenberg: Elon Musk Is Just What Twitter Needs To Spark Change
       
You just got to look at the stock price over the last year. Yeah, it hit 70 dollars a share late last year, but since then the thing has been a complete dog. So you look at Musk’s offer and it doesn’t look that bad. What’s so funny is the board of directors, very true to Twitter, is censoring anybody’s ability to speak on this issue. Instead of taking it to the shareholders, they’re simply saying no, you can’t do it.
Rep. Kat Cammack: The White House Crucified Border Patrol Agents For Something That Turned Out To Be Untrue
       
Florida Republican Congresswoman Kat Cammack joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to share her thoughts on White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refusing to apologize for a now-debunked claim by President Biden last September that border patrol agents on horseback were whipping Haitian migrants. No, they came out and crucified these people, and this one agent in particular who was doing his job. And I actually saw the photos and I watched the video myself. Keep in mind that the investigation just proves that there was no criminal act that has taken place. Listen to the podcast to hear what else she had to say!
Ari Fleischer Calls RNC Withdrawing From Commission On Presidential Debates ‘Overdue’
       
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Ari Fleischer, Former WH Press Secretary, Fox News Contributor joined the Guy Benson Show to react to the RNC’s decision to withdraw from the commission on Presidential debates. Fleischer reacted to the decision saying,
Erin Perrine: Biden’s Disastrous Poll Numbers Make It Hard To Believe He Will Run For Reelection In 2024
       
Former Trump Principal Deputy Communications Director Erin Perrine joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to share her reaction to the report that President Biden recently told former President Obama he is running for a second term in 2024. “I’m sure Obama’s just shaking his head at the idea that Biden would try and run for another term. You have to remember, Obama told Biden not to run in the first place when it came to 2020. So all of that is coming to fruition. Listen to the podcast to hear what else she had to say!
Josh Rogin: President Biden Is Dragging His Feet On Ukraine Out Of A Fear Of Escalation That Exists Only In His Mind
       
Josh Rogin joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss the latest on Ukraine. Rogin said because the Russians don’t play by any rules and the longer the war goes on, the more innocent people will be tortured and kills. Rogin believes we need to shorten the war by giving the Ukrainians the weapons that they need to push the Russians out and win the war and not just weapons that are helping them just survive. If people are really worried about World War III, Rogin says the best thing to do is defeat Putin now in Ukraine because that is what will stop this from spilling over into NATO. Rogin’s contention is that President Biden has been dragging his feet on Ukraine out of a fear of escalation that exists only in his mind because Putin was always going to escalate.
Rep. James Comer: Biden’s Border Crisis Has Ramifications In All 50 States
       
“A year ago when I took the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee to the border, Biden had just been president a few months, and we were demanding to know what is his border policy? We go back a year later, now we know his border policy, what it is. It’s an open border policy. Anyone that wants to come to the United States across the Southern border illegally is more than welcome in Joe Biden’s America. And Title 42 was the only tool in the toolbox this administration had to expel people back to the country where they came from.
Will Hurd: The More Weapons We Get To Ukrainians To Lay The Hammer On The Russians, The Better Off Everyone’s Going to Be
       
Will Hurd former Texas congressman, officer in the CIA and author of book “American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done“, tells Brian Kilmeade that the DHS predicts an additional 100,000 plus more people added to these crazy numbers of people crossing the border we are seeing every month once Title 42 ends. Hurd says the Biden administration has to stop treating everyone crossing the border as an asylum seeker and explained that there are not too many places in Latin and South America that meet asylum standards. On Ukraine, Hurd believes the West should be giving as many weapons to the Ukrainians as they can possibly handle, because the longer this goes on, the worse it is for the West. Hurd says the more weapons we get to the Ukrainians to lay the hammer to the Russians, the better off everyone’s going to be. Click here to order American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done
Colorado deputy ‘bravely’ uses car to stop wrong-way driver saving lives: authorities
       
A Colorado sheriff’s deputy used his patrol vehicle to stop a speeding wrong-way driver last week, "bravely" putting himself in harms way for the safety of other drivers, authorities said. Adams County deputies responded just after 11 p.m. Monday to a request from Colorado State Patrol about a wrong-way driver in the eastbound lanes of I-70, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said. "Thankfully neither the deputy, the driver, nor anyone else on the interstate suffered any major injuries," the sheriff’s office said, adding that medics treated the deputy and the wrong-way driver as a precaution. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe sheriff’s office said that if not for the deputy’s heroic actions, the incident may have turned deadly. "We are thankful that the only casualties were the vehicles involved," the sheriff’s office said.
Big Alabama-built 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV revealed
       
The 2023 EQS SUV that goes on sale later this year is the largest electric vehicle in the brand's lineup. The EQS SUV rides on the same platform as the EQS sedan and will be offered in the 355 hp 480 trim with either rear or all-wheel-drive and the 536 hp 580 with all-wheel-drive. Its luxe interior features the Hyperscreen from the EQS sedan that incorporates three displays with a combined 56 inches of width under a single pane of glass. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPricing for the EQS SUV has not been announced, but the EQS sedan starts at $103,360. Production and deliveries of the EQS SUV are scheduled to begin later this year.
These are the 10 best new car deals today
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Several very mainstream models like the Kia Telluride and Sorrento SUVs have been selling with markups of 20% and more. Even the cheapest car in America, the Chevrolet Spark, is in hot demand, with shoppers willing to pay 18% over sticker for the subcompact hatchback. The Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan has been selling with a 6% discount on the hood while the Ram 1500 pickup and Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUV are going for 5% discounts. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup can also be had for 4% under and heavy duty truck customers can get a GMC Sierra 2500 for 3% under sticker.
Clyburn Inc.: South Carolina Dem showers family members with over $200K from campaign funds
       
FIRST ON FOX: House Majority Whip James Clyburn has showered numerous family members with more than $200,000 in campaign cash in recent years, a Fox News Digital review of campaign records found. One family member benefiting from his campaign's operations is Jennifer Clyburn Reed, Rep. Clyburn's daughter, who has pocketed $45,000 for a "campaign management fee" between July and December 2020. The couple's LLC received its most recent rent check from Rep. Clyburn's campaign for $7,500 in the first quarter of 2022. Angela's husband, Cecil Hannibal, has also pocketed nearly $70,000 from Rep. Clyburn's campaign committee for community and district outreach and travel reimbursements. Rep. Clyburn, all told, has pushed more than $200,000 of his campaign funds to family members.
Finnish prosecutor's decision paints picture of hostile path towards free speech and Christianity
       
Since 2019, activist prosecutors in the Finnish legal system have systematically targeted Räsänen and Bishop Pohjola for their public confession of their deeply held religious beliefs. WAR ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: WE MUST STAND UP FOR FINNISH CHRISTIANS FACING TRIAL FOR THEIR FAITHThe court should be applauded; they got it right. It paints a clear picture of what is to come for people of faith if the West continues barreling down a path that is increasingly hostile to free speech and, especially evident in this case, Christian belief. It paints a clear picture of what is to come for people of faith if the West continues barreling down a path that is increasingly hostile to free speech and, especially evident in this case, Christian belief. The purpose of politicized prosecutions like this one, win or lose, is to chill free speech and scare religious expression out of the public square.
Democratic Party's many disasters offer us a rare chance to create an American majority
       
Our polling at The American Majority Project (available to everyone) makes clear that free market capitalism beats Big Government Socialism by 59 percent to 16 percent. Building an American majority does not require accepting the policies of the left. This American majority can reject every element of the left and still be a broad coalition of Republicans, Independents and anti-left Democrats. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe difference between an American majority and a Republican majority is so important to the future of the country that I am dedicating four consecutive columns to outline how it can work. Finally, the fourth column will outline the polling data from the American Majority Project, which indicates the potential for a citizen’s majority that transcends the traditional parties.
GOP House members reportedly considering term limits for committee leaders
       
Anticipating a red wave in the 2022 midterms, GOP house lawmakers are reportedly weighing the possibility of capping committee leadership at three terms. The proposal, first reported by Punchbowl News on Monday, has irked some Democratic leaders who have long held top-level committee leadership positions. Democrats have imposed no such term limits. TRUMP ENDORSEMENTS OF OZ, VANCE AREN'T DETERRING CRUZ, POMPEO IN KEY GOP SENATE PRIMARIESWere such a policy to be implemented, long-serving Democratic leaders would all be affected. Some moderate Democrats, however, are on board with the idea of imposing term limits on committee leaders.
Border rancher fumes at Biden, says officials need to 'get off their butts' and see what he's seeing
       
The rancher told investigative reporter Sara Carter in a "Hannity" exclusive that Homeland Security officials seem disconnected from the situation at hand. If Biden goes forward with repealing the Title 42 health-related deportation policy, "it's going to get real bad," he predicted. Later, Carter reported that several Democrats – especially in border states – are suddenly voicing a change of tune toward border protections. Carter said that without Title 42, border states could see a "floodgate" opened – given the current 79% increase in illegal migrant egress. "This is a self-inflicted wound of the Biden administration, and it's only going to get worse if they rescind Title 42."
Psaki rules out Biden admin delaying Title 42 removal as more Dems break
       
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday appeared to rule out the possibility of the Biden administration delaying the removal of Title 42 next month. Asked Wednesday whether the Biden administration was considering delaying the removal of Title 42, Psaki said, "We are planning and preparing for the end of Title 42 on May 23." Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio this week became one of several Democrats to break with Biden on Title 42. "The Administration's decision to roll back Title 42 is wrong and reckless," Ryan said in a statement to Fox News. BORDER PATROL NOT USING TITLE 42 TO EXPEL SOME NORTHERN TRIANGLE MIGRANTS AHEAD OF ITS MAY 23 END: SOURCESLater Wednesday, Democratic Nevada Gov.
Jordan calls out Biden, says he sidestepped addressing family wealth
       
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, decried President Biden, saying he tried to sidestep around his wealth Wednesday. "I had the great pleasure of being listed as the poorest man in Congress for 36 years. I still had — making a hell of a lot more money than anybody else because I was getting a senator’s salary," Biden said Tuesday in New Hampshire. HUNTER BIDEN IS A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT: GOP LAWMAKER"And we now know based on these text messages and emails that it was a family enterprise," Jordan told host Laura Ingraham. He later noted that Hunter Biden "took money from all kinds of foreign interests that are concerns and adversaries of the United States at the time."
Media jumping off Biden's sinking ship: Ari Fleischer
       
Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer joined "The Ingraham Angle" to weigh in on the upcoming midterm elections. And what happens Laura, in these first midterm elections, the opposite party is excited, they're ginned up, they can't wait to go vote the bums out of office. And that's the way a lot of people feel about Joe Biden. But the Democrat base is not excited. They were never really excited by Joe Biden to begin with.
Disney 'lied about' Florida's parental rights law: 'The mouse has been caught,' says Leo Terrell
       
Fox News contributor Leo Terrell asserted that Disney "lied about" Florida's parental rights law Wednesday on "Hannity." "This was a parental rights bill. And therefore the Florida state legislature has the right to grant this legislation … to strike away their special privileges." FLORIDA SENATE PASSES BILL STRIPPING DISNEY OF SPECIAL SELF-GOVERNING POWERThe Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday to strip Disney of its special self-governing status. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIt will not succeed in challenging the parental rights law, she predicted.
Nikki Fried defends maskless photo on plane, claims Democrats 'made it possible'
       
A recent tweet from Florida Agriculture Commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried landed her in hot water – with critics from both sides of the aisle turning up the heat. A maskless Fried gestured a peace sign toward her selfie camera in one tweet. DESANTIS BLASTS DEMOCRAT NIKKI FRIED AFTER SHE JOINS FLORIDA GOVERNOR RACE: ‘SHE’S A LOCKDOWN LOBBYIST'Others added that the post was enough reason to retract their support for Fried and throw it behind her Pelosi-endorsed Democratic rival Charlie Christ. "If you're cancelling Nikki over her choice to not wear a mask while sitting alone on a plane, why not Charlie for going maskless?" Edwards wrote, accompanying his tweet of pictures of Crist maskless in public settings.
College students weigh in on the student loan crisis as Biden again extends payment pause
       
Forgiving student loan debt isn't "going to help the actual problem, which [is] the high costs of college," Mateo Gomez, a Barry University graduate student, told Fox News. Gonzalez Garcia said that as a first-generation student, she had "little to no knowledge to the impact student loans" could have post-graduation. REP. RO KHANNA CONCERNED STUDENT LOAN DEBT COULD BE A HURDLE TO RAISING CHILDREN, BUYING HOMESGomez told Fox News that if we forgive student loan debt, it "has to be focused on low income families." Student loan debt has been "inhibiting us from advancing past that generational inequality and poverty that we're striving to get out of by attaining these higher degrees," Knight added. She also said the low wages that recent graduates are paid prevents them from quickly paying off student loans.
Former Army Ranger discusses what he learned about racism in the military after 15 tours in Iraq, Afghanistan
       
A retired Army Ranger said the military was a melting pot that already stamped out racist tendencies even before the Pentagon started launching initiatives. The Department of Defense under Secretary Lloyd Austin has taken several steps aimed at eliminating extremism from the service and expanding equity. "People come from all walks of life to come to the military," Denman, who retired in 2017, told Fox News. Austin’s stand down order also "included a focus on how extremist or dissident ideologies violate the fundamental principles of the Department," the equity plan said. "For us to be focusing organizational energy within the military on problems that don't exist is worrisome," Denman said.
Airline passengers celebrating mask mandate decision put Biden in a tough spot
       
A curious thing happened this week after a federal judge struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate for airplanes and mass transportation: nothing. FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS MASK MANDATE FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATIONIt was a telling moment. The federal mask mandate is over. A group of 21 states last month sued to challenge the mask mandate. The Biden administration could still appeal as it has in past such cases.
Russia continues to strike eastern Ukraine as officials call for evacuation of Mariupol
       
Russian forces continued their assault on eastern and southern Ukraine Wednesday, as officials urged remaining residents in the port city of Mariupol to evacuate. Kharkiv and Kramatorsk came under further attack, and Russia also said it had struck areas around Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro. next Image 1 of 4prev next Image 2 of 4prev next Image 3 of 4prev Image 4 of 4Military experts said the Russians’ goal is to encircle Ukrainian troops from the north, south and east. The Kremlin declared weeks ago that its main target was the mostly Russian-speaking Donbas, where Moscow-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces for eight years. Boychenko said buses would be used for the evacuation and asked people who had already left Mariupol to contact relatives still in the city.
Finland inches closer to joining NATO in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
       
Russia’s neighbor Finland appears closer to joining NATO Wednesday after parliamentary groups reportedly showed support for becoming part of a military alliance in response to Moscow’s bloody invasion of Ukraine. Eight out of 10 group leaders during a debate in Finnish Parliament indicated they were in favor of joining NATO or at least aligning itself militarily, according to Reuters. RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATES"The Centre Party group... is ready for all decisions Finland's security requires, including applying for a NATO membership," its leader, Juha Pylvas, reportedly said. Marin last week said that Finland will decide on NATO membership in "weeks rather than months," according to Euro News. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMarin stressed that there was no set timeline but that "everything has changed with Russia's invasion of Ukraine."
The gloves are now off of Biden's quiet education radicalism
       
Cardona, a career administrator in a small school district, had no paper trail and was best-known for a year spent running Connecticut’s state education bureaucracy. Biden’s education agenda has proven to be an unrelenting experiment in big government, big spending, and culture war. In mid-March, the administration issued new rules intended to gut the $440 million federal charter school program, calling for massive new paperwork burdens on public charter schools. Biden did this, of course, just as families exit a pandemic in which public charter schools again proved their exceptional agility and value. Apparently, bad news on public school performance is now to be treated as suspect.
Crime rocks California but liberal politicians can't admit tragic results of progressive policies
       
But the facts, once known, told a different story: radical "progressive" policies were a proximate cause of both tragedies. The church shooting prompted a similar chorus. Within hours Newsom labeled it "another senseless act of gun violence in America." Other politicians immediately used the unspeakable tragedy to "push for common sense gun laws so that horrific tragedies like this stop." SACRAMENTO MASS SHOOTING SUSPECT ORDERED TO BE PAID THOUSANDS BY COUNTY WEEKS BEFORE SHOOTINGHere’s what we now know.
Why Biden ducked as one judge derailed his transportation mask mandate
       
When a federal judge in Florida ruled against the federal mask mandate for public transportation, I assumed the decision would be stayed and immediately appealed. Biden simply punted, and the airlines stopped enforcing the mandate so abruptly that on some planes it happened mid-flight. Remember, the mask mandate for travelers is set to expire on May 3. But in a Politico/Morning Consult poll just before the ruling, 59 percent said they support extending the travel mask mandate and 32 percent were opposed. Yes, a Trump judge is likely to rule differently than a Biden judge.
High-ranking Russian officials question Putin's decision to invade Ukraine: report
       
NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! A small but growing number of high-ranking individuals within the Kremlin are starting to question Vladimir Putin’s decision to go to war with Ukraine as the invasion nears the two-month mark, a report said Wednesday. The sources say the decision to invade Ukraine was made by Putin and just a handful of other Russian elites, such as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov and Nikolai Patrushev, who heads the Security Council of Russia. Some of the officials also have been growing more concerned about the potential of Putin using nuclear weapons if faced with failure in the war, the sources claimed. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Bloomberg report says support for Putin remains high amongst Russia’s elite with many buying into the Kremlin narrative that Russia will overcome sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies.
Orthodox rabbis demand apology from Washington Post after identifying Libs of TikTok owner as Orthodox Jew
       
A coalition representing more than 2,000 Orthodox Jewish rabbis is calling on the Washington Post to apologize after "doxxing" the owner of Libs of TikTok and identifying her as an Orthodox Jew. The Washington Post article pointed to a tweet from an old account run by the Libs of TikTok owner, which described her as Orthodox Jewish. Given this context, identifying the Twitter user as an Orthodox Jewish woman placed her at heightened risk of physical harm. "Taylor Lorenz is an accomplished and diligent journalist whose reporting methods comport entirely with The Washington Post's professional standards," Barr said. If this is what the Washington Post describes as its ‘professional standards,’ we call upon the paper to upgrade those standards immediately," Menken said.
Judge Jeanine slams 'politicized' CDC's attempt to appeal transit mask mandate
       
Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro called the CDC's effort to appeal the transit mask mandate an attempt to "wrench freedom and personal choice away from Americans" on Wednesday's "Jesse Watters Primetime." JEANINE PIRRO: According to reports, the CDC is urging the Department of Justice to appeal a Florida judge's ruling to invalidate the federal mask mandate for public transportation. This appeal is a brazen attempt by a deeply politicized and corrupt CDC to wrench freedom and personal choice away from Americans. But what else could we expect from such a politicized CDC? U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of Florida, has become public enemy number one to liberals and the left-wing media.
Tucker Carlson: Biden's most loyal constituency has turned on him with a vengeance
       
Joe Biden believes he is "the only one who can beat Donald Trump," which, if nothing else, suggests that Joe Biden believes he beat Donald Trump the first time. THE BIDEN GIG IS UPObama never hid the fact that he didn't like or respect Joe Biden. After getting the mannequin elected, the White House press corps is telling you night after night he's a loser. THE GLOVES ARE NOW OFF OF BIDEN’S QUIET EDUCATION RADICALISMCNN reminded you Joe Biden is now less popular than most sexually-transmitted diseases. PRESIDENT BIDEN: My name's Joe Biden.
Ingraham: The press is issuing dire assessments of Biden
       
Laura Ingraham analyzed President Biden's attempt to relate to American families struggling and how the media is turning on him Wednesday on "The Ingraham Angle." LAURA INGRAHAM: Joe tries to feel our pain. A White House fresh out of ideas is casting about for ways to save both Biden and the Democrats in Congress. The press is even issuing dire assessments. Now, when we understand this, the White House believes that the families seeing their savings eroded by inflation, they're seeing their neighborhoods engulfed by violent crime, they're going to feel better now?
Sean Hannity: Biden took a wrecking ball to America's oil industry to prove allegiance to the 'climate cult'
       
There is no question Joe Biden’s policies have been an unmitigated disaster, both at home and abroad. As a result, Joe Biden is now the most unpopular president in the modern era. Biden like any modern Democrat is required to prove his loyalty to the religious cult of climate alarmism. In order to demonstrate his devotion, Biden took a wrecking ball to Americas gas industry on day one and predictably, gas prices went way up. Heating and cooling prices went way up, the price of goods and services, which require transportation and energy, they also went up.
Alec Baldwin says New Mexico report on fatal 'Rust' shooting 'exonerates' him in statement through lawyer
       
Alec Baldwin said he was "grateful" for New Mexico’s investigation into the fatal on-set shooting during the production of his ill-fated film "Rust" last fall, claiming that the state’s report "exonerates" him. In a previous interview, Baldwin said he hadn’t pulled the trigger when the gun went off. ALEC BALDWIN'S ‘RUST’ FINED BY NEW MEXICO FOR WILLFUL GUN SAFETY FAILURESBaldwin’s statement went on to say New Mexico's report specified that his power as a producer on the film was "limited to approving script changes and creative casting. The bureau also documented gun safety complaints from crew members that went unheeded and said weapons specialists were not allowed to make decisions about additional safety training. "The Safety Coordinator was present on set and took no direct action to address safety concerns," the report states.
Pelosi blasts FAA over US Capitol evacuation: ‘outrageous and inexcusable’
       
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late Wednesday grilled the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for failing to notify the U.S. Capitol Police of a planned demonstration at National Park that caused an evacuation at the U.S. Capitol. The U.S. Capitol Police had issued an evacuation order after tracking "an aircraft that poses a probable threat to the Capitol Complex." This triggered the alert and prompted the evacuation of the U.S. Capitol. PBS' ‘PELOSI POWER’ DOCUMENTARY OFFERS HIGH PRAISE OF THE SPEAKER, SCANT ON CRITICISMPelosi praised the Capitol Police for keeping the safety in mind of all those who work at the Capitol. However, she slammed the FAA, saying the failure to notify Capitol Police of the pre-planned flyover is "outrageous and inexcusable."
Midterm elections: Immigration, Title 42 leave Democrats in 'bad shape,' campaign experts say
       
"Democrats are in bad shape — some would say terrible shape — for the midterm elections," Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, told Fox News Digital. "The Title 42 controversy does nothing to help them and probably makes the outlook worse for Democrats. The Title 42 order was implemented in March 2020 under former President Donald Trump's administration as a way to keep COVID-19 outside American borders. But the CDC recently announced that Title 42 expulsions will end May 23 because the public health order is "no longer necessary." The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) did not offer comment on how Title 42 will impact the midterm elections.
Americans weigh in: Should Biden run for reelection?
       
Americans in a Washington, D.C., suburb weighed in on whether they thought President Biden should run for reelection in 2024. "No I don't think he should run for reelection," one woman, Frances, told Fox News in Alexandria, Virginia. WATCH ALL RESPONSES HERE:Biden reportedly told former President Barack Obama that he plans to run for reelection, two unnamed sources told The Hill. Several people in Alexandria, where roughly 80% voted for Biden in 2020, felt the 79-year-old president should not run again because of his age. "No, I don't think he should run," one woman who voted for Biden in 2020 told Fox News.
Biden surpasses Jimmy Carter as the most incompetent steward of the American economy
       
President Joe Biden has accomplished in just 14 months what many thought was impossible — surpassing President Jimmy Carter as the most incompetent steward of the American economy. Biden just broke another record, leaving Americans saddled with 8.5 percent inflation — energy alone is up 32 percent since last year. Biden is now reigniting nuclear negotiations with Iran, in part, to get more Iranian oil and gas into the European market. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTERWe are already facing skyrocketing gas prices. President Biden should recognize the crisis facing the American economy and simply get out of the way and let American energy provide relief for the American people.
Pro-life medical experts rip media's coverage of abortion: Not following 'science' but 'political rhetoric'
       
While framing laws restricting abortion as dangerous to women, outlets like The Washington Post and CNN praised abortion advocates and companies for providing "abortion care." While avoiding describing what abortion does, some news outlets ignore the scientific arguments from the pro-life side that support fetal heartbeat bills. Dr. Sander Lee, the Director of Life Sciences at the pro-life research group, The Charlotte Lozier Institute, argued that media outlets who try to deny this aren't using science but "political rhetoric." What media outlets like the New York Times publishes about abortion is too often political rhetoric," she told Fox News. Dr. Sander Lee called out the media for repeating the abortion lobby's "bad science" and "questionable research" instead of "following the science" to give women accurate information.
PolitiFact runs cover for Biden, declares viral clip of him 'shaking hands' with air is 'false'
       
PolitiFact went to bat President Biden yet again, this time over a viral clip he was mocked for last week showing him "shaking hands" with the air at a speaking event. "You might have seen a clip of President Joe Biden ‘shaking hands’ with thin air. Here’s the truth, as well as how misinformers manufacture and embellish embarrassing presidential moments," PolitiFact began a lengthy Twitter thread on Wednesday. PolitiFact noted how the claims about Biden "shaking hands" with the air were shared well beyond GOP circles, citing references made by Snoop Dogg and even "Saturday Night Live." We rate this claim False," PolitiFact concluded an article published Tuesday.
Putin orders troops not to storm final Mariupol holdout
       
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops not to storm the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the besieged strategic city of Mariupol Thursday, even as he praised Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu for the "liberation" of the city. "Of course, taking control of such an important centre in the south as Mariupol is a success," Putin added. Moscow has given the Ukrainian forces several deadlines to surrender the plant and leave without their weapons. Only four buses with civilians managed to escape Mariupol on Wednesday after several unsuccessful events, Ukrainian officials said Thursday. Late Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Ukraine had liberated nearly 1,000 settlements Russian forces previously controlled earlier in the invasion.
Portland awards $11.5M energy contract to woke firm run by ex-convict
       
The city of Portland, Oregon, awarded a $11.5 million energy contract to a woke company run by a woman who has served prison time for defrauding companies and tax fraud, according to a report. She reportedly also fabricated key claims in her proposal, saying she’d “managed” a $30 million energy upgrade program in California — one that has never heard of her, the paper noted. Twitter / Shades of Green ForumRed-faced city officials insisted that they were oblivious to Woodley’s criminal history — announcing that the $11.5 million agreement with Diversifying Energy was being put on ice pending a review. Diversifying Energy was the recipient of a $12 million clean energy contract despite the creator’s checkered past. Diversifying EnergyWoodley told The Oregonian she “absolutely 100 percent” stood by her claim that she managed an energy company that has no record of her.
Eric Adams supports Hochul’s ‘non-invasive’ vaccine-or-mask mandate
       
Mayor-elect Eric Adams expressed unequivocal support Tuesday for Gov. Kathy Hochul’s vaccine-or-mask requirement for New York State businesses amid the spread of the Omicron variant. Kathy Hochul instituted a new mask mandate that force patrons dining inside to either wear a mask all the time or show proof of vaccination. Mayor-elect Eric Adams has said that he will personally look into Bill De Blasio’s mask mandate when he takes over in January. Meanwhile, Adams was non-committal on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s private-sector vaccine requirement — scheduled to take effect Dec. 27, five days before Adams takes office.
Atlanta boutique operators lose $100k in merchandise to burglars, slam crime crisis in US cities
       
Two Atlanta boutique operators slammed the ongoing crime crisis gripping U.S. cities Tuesday after being burglarized of more than $100,000 in merchandise from one of their shops. "Everything goes in your head like how is this merchandise going to be recovered? The community has been very supportive for us and we believe that we're going to fight back. We're going to fight back just by looking out for one another, being there for one another, and it's going to come to a stop. "And more importantly, get a pen, go into a location, ask for a job application, just fill it out.
The 6 best career sites to post jobs online in 2022
       
NY Post may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and/or when you make a purchase. Read on for a list of some of the best career sites and online job boards to help you build the strongest team to take on 2022, from ZipRecruiter to LinkedIn and everything in between. Then after posting your job it immediately gets sent out to over 100 job sites at the click of a button. This job site is known and loved by many applicants, so why not give it a try on the employer side of thins? To sign up for an employer account, head to the site and choose from three plans, starting at $297 for a single job posting.
Kim Potter trial: Daunte Wright not first shooting connected to ex-cop: ‘100%’ deserves murder charge
       
Though they never knew each other, Heisler and Wright were both from Brooklyn Center and around the same age when they were killed by police. "I 100% believe she deserves murder charges," Heisler’s mother, Amity Dimock, told Fox News Digital. KIM POTTER TRIAL: BLM PROTESTER ACCUSED OF INTIMIDATING JUDGE HELD WITHOUT BOND AS DAUNTE WRIGHT CASE STARTSPotter, a 26-year veteran of the force, is charged with first and second-degree manslaughter for shooting Wright during an April 11 traffic stop. "I very rarely look at these murder videos," Dimock, who has since moved out of Brooklyn Center, said. "The four Brooklyn Center police officers who initially responded to the scene used de-escalation tactics and seemed to have calmed down Mr. Dimock-Heisler.
Sign at Alaska IHOP blames Biden 'free money' for staffing woes: 'Nobody wants to work anymore'
       
A sign at an IHOP in Alaska said the franchised restaurant was reducing hours because of staff shortages and blamed President Biden's COVID-19 relief programs. "Due to the fact that Biden gave out way too much free money and nobody wants to work anymore, we are forced to reduce our hours during this week," the typed sign posted to the counter at an IHOP in Wasilla, Alaska, reads. "I know we’re just one small family, and we don’t matter, but we can’t eat at a place that condones this," the user wrote. When I see a sign posted by a restaurant door, I am always prepared to turn around and walk away if it’s this kind of entitled, anti-worker non-sense. People are rethinking their priorities and working for min wage minus taxes during a pandemic w no benefits ain’t the lure you might think it is," another user wrote.
Dogecoin spikes after Musk says Tesla will accept it for some payments
       
Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent crypto investors into a frenzy early Tuesday morning with a tweet that his electric car company will accept dogecoin for the purchase of some merchandise. “Tesla will make some merch buyable with Doge & see how it goes,” Musk tweeted at 5:34 a.m. The price of dogecoin soared nearly 20 percent to $0.20 per coin on the news. Musk and his son on stage at TIME’s Person of the Year event on Monday. CoinMarketCapEarlier this year, Musk moved crypto markets regularly through his tweets, with the hype culminating in his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” where he delivered a light-hearted speech about dogecoin.
WH cuts Taiwan minister's video feed after map depicts Taiwan, China as different colors: Report
       
The White House reportedly cut the video feed of a Taiwanese minister during President Biden's Summit for Democracy when she showed China and Taiwan as separate colors on a map. Tang’s map was presented for about one minute on Friday during the summit before the feed was cut, the outlet reported. The State Department explained that Tang’s feed was cut due to "confusion" over virtual screen sharing, describing it as "an honest mistake." The U.S. reportedly complained to Taiwan over the map, but Taiwan pushed back with frustration that the video was cut. The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Democrats will look to illegal immigrants for votes in 2022
       
As 2021 elections are demonstrating, traditional blue-collar, Hispanic, and rural Democratic voters are beginning to abandon the party. Though the new law does not allow illegal immigrants to vote, the arguments being used to justify it will easily apply to them. With Republicans gaining ground in municipal races, special elections and 2021 gubernatorial races, they are projected to take the House in 2022. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe trend in 2021 special elections bears out the bad news. Though states are unlikely to openly permit illegal immigrants to vote, they don't need to.
Amid claims Noem used her influence to help daughter's licensing application, official to testify
       
Lawmakers in South Dakota will hear Tuesday from a former state employee at the center of questions over whether Gov. Kristi Noem used her influence to aid her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license. Sherry Bren, the longtime director of the state’s Appraiser Certification Program, will testify before the Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee. Hultman excused any appearance of impropriety by saying that details of the agreement with Peters were in place before that meeting. But Noem has implied that Bren was getting in the way of changes she wanted to make as the state saw a shortage of appraisers.
NYPD Commissioner says over half of hate crimes target Jews and Asians, cites liberal policy
       
I think when you look at anti-Semitic and anti-Asian, that's over 50 percent of all of the hate crimes in New York City," Shea said Wednesday on WPIX 11. Hate crimes skyrocketed by 100% in the last year, according to new NYPD data. There were 503 hate crimes reported in the city as of Dec. 3, compared to 252 in 2020. Anti-Semitic hate crimes are up 51%, from 121 in 2020 to 183 in 2021. NEW YORK'S SUBWAY SHOVER WAS FREE ON ASSAULT CHARGES THANKS TO BAIL REFORM LAW"This series of reforms that were done.
CNN faces potential onslaught of lawsuits with top moneymaker Chris Cuomo fired
       
CNN faces a potential onslaught of lawsuits if it is proved in court that the liberal network had prior knowledge of sexual misconduct allegations against its recently fired star anchor Chris Cuomo but looked the other way, attorneys told FOX Business. "They’re going to try to push the blame completely on Chris Cuomo, and say they had no knowledge," Eghbali said. The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, took her allegations against Chris Cuomo to CNN on Wednesday through her lawyer, Debra Katz, The New York Times reported. CHRIS CUOMO SUSPENSION CAN GO ONE OF TWO WAYS: CONCHAThe woman's complaint became known shortly after CNN fired the "Cuomo Prime Time" anchor Saturday night. Agnifilo said Cuomo, the former CNN anchor, will likely try to use the same defense his brother did when confronted with similar allegations.
How is COVID going to end?
       
To end the hysteria, public health officials must communicate effectively accurate, metric-driven data with advice (not mandates) on risk reduction strategies, rather than media-hyped conjecture. To end the hysteria, public health officials must communicate effectively accurate, metric-driven data with advice (not mandates) on risk reduction strategies, rather than media-hyped conjecture. Also, Americans shouldn't be getting public health updates from Big Pharma. Health officials should allow this coronavirus to become seasonal, like the many other respiratory viruses Americans live with. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFuture actions should focus on reducing COVID hospitalizations while permitting mild illness to circulate.
1987 Buick GNX muscle car sold for Ebay record of $249,999
       
The Buick GNX isn’t just a quick quarter-mile muscle car, its also firmly a quarter-million-dollar muscle car. An example of the rare 1987 coupe was sold last week on Ebay for $249,999, marking the second-highest price paid for the quickly-appreciating classic and an Ebay record. The Ebay car was number 372 of the 547 that were built during the GNX’s single model year and has been driven just 426 miles since. The car is powered by a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 with over 300 hp and was produced through a collaboration between Buick, McLaren Engines and ASC Incorporated. According to contemporary tests by Car and Driver it was the quickest American car of the day to 60 mph and second in the world only to the Porsche 911 Turbo.
Democratic mayors under fire as violence plagues Chicago, New York, Philadelphia
       
Democratic mayors are raising eyebrows with their responses to the rising crime plaguing major cities like New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia. At least 12 major cities, including New York, have already set historical murder records in 2021. "Eight years I’ve been mayor, index crimes, major crimes in New York City down 11% over eight years. "The bottom line is that there is today in New York City, a much safer city than we were eight years ago." "We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence," the district attorney told reporters Monday.
The Many Achievements Of Robert P. George
       
On this episode, Trey sits down with the sixth McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, Robert George. They discuss Robert’s many achievements including earning twenty-two honorary doctorates. Later, Robert shares his book recommendations for people who want to learn how to think critically. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Putin, Xi will talk about US ‘aggressive’ rhetoric during video call: Kremlin
       
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to talk to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping about tensions with the U.S. and NATO over Ukraine during a virtual summit on Wednesday that is expected to further cement their relationship. The Kremlin said the "aggressive" rhetoric from the U.S. and NATO will be one of the key topics discussed, Reuters reported. Both Russia and China have expressed frustration over what they see as Washington’s unwanted reach into their own regional issues. President Biden warned Putin during a call last week that Russia would face painful sanctions that will do resounding economic harm if it again invaded Ukraine. Last month, Biden Biden and Xi spoke of clear communication as the key to long-term diplomatic relations.
DeSantis: Biden effectively running ‘human smuggling operation’ with secret flights into Florida
       
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis appeared on "The Ingraham Angle" on Monday to discuss his office's report that more than 70 night-time flights moving migrants from the border landed in Jacksonville since the summer. FLORIDA GOVERNOR: BIDEN ADMIN LANDED DOZENS OF SECRET FLIGHTS IN FLORIDAGOV. They’ve done over 70 flights in the last six months, dump people here. And we had—a few weeks ago—one of those people that Biden dumped, ended up committing a murder in northeast Florida.
Biden spending bill's proposed cuts to hospital funding draws scrutiny
       
It’s unclear if the provision will be included in the Senate’s version of the Build Back Better Act. Biden and other proponents of health care provisions included in the Build Back Better Act argue it will expand medical coverage for the uninsured. The White House touts its plan as "the biggest expansion of affordable health care in a decade." The Senate version of the Build Back Better Act is expected to include notable changes from the House’s version. The White House said the president will travel to Ft. Campbell, Ky. for a storm briefing Wednesday, and to Mayfield and Dawson Springs, Ky. to survey storm damage.
Why Time tapped Elon Musk, master inventor and quirky zillionaire
       
He’s a visionary who has created such innovative companies as Tesla and Space X when doubters saw only Mission Impossible. Time has some mumbo-jumbo about how we’re in a brave new world and the mercurial Musk somehow matches the post-pandemic moment. But it has to be acknowledged that his rocket company reinvigorated space travel, pioneering the reusable rocket, before Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson got into the game. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut you can see why Musk makes for colorful copy, which proved irresistible to Time. No way Time was going to pick Donald Trump, even with the caveat that the choice is about impact, good or bad.
Appeals court rejects Biden administration’s bid to end ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy
       
An appeals court on Monday night rejected another attempt by the Biden administration to end the Trump-era policy that requires migrants seeking asylum in the US to await their cases in Mexico. The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals made the ruling on the so-called “Remain in Mexico” policy that President Biden decried on the campaign trail and suspended just hours after taking office in January. Texas and Missouri sued over the revocation and a federal judge later ruled the policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, had to be reinstated. Migrants under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program walk to Mexico across the Lerdo-Stanton International Bridge after being returned from the U.S. to Mexico to continue their asylum application. Last week, in compliance with the federal judge’s ruling to restore the policy, the Biden administration began sending the first asylum seekers back to Mexico.
Online threat forces closure of Michigan school district still reeling from shooting
       
An online threat has forced the cancellation of Tuesday classes at the same Michigan school district where sophomore Ethan Crumbley allegedly shot dead four students last month, a report said. Oxford School District announced the move after the discovery of a “specific threat” included in an image posted to social media that was directed at the district’s middle school, Fox 2 reported. Crumbley, 15, is accused of carrying out the deadly attack at Oxford High School on Nov. 30. The accused shooter’s parents, Jennifer and James, are facing their own charges of involuntary manslaughter for not doing enough to sufficiently stop the teen from allegedly carrying out the attack. Crumbley is being held without bail and his parents are both being held on $500,000 bail.
Biden approves emergency aid for Tennessee, Illinois after major storms: LIVE UPDATES
       
Biden approves Tennessee, Illinois emergency declarations after major stormsPresident Joe Biden on Monday declared that an emergency exists in Tennessee and Illinois after the region was battered by a deadly storm system on Saturday. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee requested federal emergency assistance for nine counties, seeking help with debris removal and emergency protective measures after touring storm damage. Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75% Federal funding, the statement read. -The Associated Press contributed to this report
FDA faces legal challenge over COVID-19 approval data, report says
       
The Pfizer vaccine received full FDA approval on Aug. 23, 2021. Johns Hopkins University said the full approval is granted when the agency amasses "even more scientific evidence to support" their use. The report said that the FDA’s proposed schedule to release the documents might not be completely seen by the public until 2097. Earlier this month, Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., introduced legislation that could force the FDA to release all documents relating to the vaccine within the next 100 days. GET THE FOX NEWS APP"How does a vaccine that receives approval in 108 days now require 55 years just to release information?"
Construction on new $9.5 billion JFK terminal slated to begin in 2022
       
Kathy Hochul on Monday announced a $9.5 billion new plan for an international terminal at JFK Airport after the project was halted because of the pandemic. Construction of the sprawling 2.4 million square-foot terminal is expected to begin in mid-2022 and the project will create over 10,000 jobs, according to the governor. As part of the project, the Port Authority of NY and NJ will be tasked with upgrading roads, parking and utilities at the airport, officials said. At a Thursday meeting, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners will vote on the proposed lease agreement. “The time to get large infrastructure projects done is now, and I’m committed to getting JFK’s brand new Terminal One underway and completed as soon as possible.”Renderings of JFK Airport’s New Terminal One a $9.5 billion construction project.
Laura Ingraham: Dinosaur Democrats like Nancy Pelosi need to lumber away
       
She said Nancy Pelosi is "increasingly cantankerous" yet is slated to run for an 18th term in Congress. She has real power – whether or not she’s in the majority," Ingraham said. And at age 81, he’s in no mood to give up power," Ingraham said. After listing many of the long-standing politicians in the Democratic Party, Ingraham said, "This is the party of the future? According to Ingraham, the Democrats have made the choice to abandon their principles after a progressive wing entered Congress.
Congress to mark 800K American COVID deaths with moment of silence
       
Congressional leaders will hold a moment of silence Tuesday to mark the more than 800,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. More than 450,000 Americans died from COVID-19 in 2021, according to Reuters, which also noted that the deaths this year account for 57% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic. The number of deaths related to COVID-19 in 2020, by comparison, was 385,343, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). US COVID-19 DEATHS IN 2021 SURPASS 2020'S TOLLThe report from Reuters also ranked the U.S. as worst in terms of per capita deaths from COVID-19 among the Group of Seven countries in the period between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30. In June, members of Congress held a similar moment of silence when the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. hit 600,000 people.
AG Letitia James’ reelection bid clears Democratic primary field
       
State Attorney General Letitia James’ reelection bid to remain the state’s top lawyer has cleared the once-crowded Democratic primary field, as several candidates announced Monday they’re calling it quits. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ decision to drop out of the gubernatorial race has caused AG candidates to suspend their campaigns. REUTERS/Joy MaloneZephyr Teachout decided to end her campaign for AG shortly after James ended her gubernatorial hopes. State Assemblyman Clyde Vanel ended his AG campaign and has backed James. Photo by Saul Loeb – Pool/Getty ImagesState Sen. Shelley Mayer will no longer be running for state AG.
Hochul needs to quit COVID-19 overreach, take Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ cue
       
Jared Polis, who liberated himself from the “forever COVID” mentality that has gripped far too many lawmakers. Jared Polis declared that “public health [authorities] don’t get to tell people what to wear” in response to mask mandates. Hochul ordered a new indoor mask mandate in New York this week amid rising COVID-19 cases. More counties should take their lead, and more state officials and reporters should ask Hochul: What exactly do we stand to gain through this mandate? Polis, unlike Hochul, understands that the state cannot play the role of your parent, telling you where to go or what to wear.
Hard to mask disgust: Desk jockeys rip Hochul’s new mandate
       
Hochul’s sudden mask-at-your-desk mandate sparked outrage in New York City as it went into effect Monday despite the Big Apple having some of the lowest rates of COVID-19 and highest rates of vaccination in the nation. New York City’s COVID-19 positivity rate has remained at less than 3 percent since November. “It just doesn’t make sense to get the vaccine if I still have to wear a mask. Kathy Wylde, executive director of the pro-business Partnership for New York City, noted that the city hadn’t yet announced enforcement guidelines for Hochul’s order, which carries fines of $1,000 per violation. Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate.
Air Force discharges 27 active duty airmen for refusing to take COVID-19 jab
       
The U.S. Air Force announced Monday that 27 active-duty airmen were administratively discharged for refusing to roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 jab and vowed to continue to refuse the jab. The airmen were all young and served for fewer than six years, Ann Stefanek, an Air Force spokeswoman said. The paper reported that 97% of active-duty members have complied with the orders handed down by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in August. The Air Force did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. About 40,000 active-duty military personnel have refused to take the vaccine, the Washington Post reported.
Hannity: Kamala Harris is terrible at her job, and now we know why
       
Sean Hannity slammed Vice President Kamala Harris for failing to live up to her responsibilities in the White House on "Hannity" Monday. "In fact, no vice president in U.S. history has a lower approval rating than Kamala Harris," Hannity said. "Maybe that's because the vice president is terrible at her job … Ever since she was appointed border czar nine months ago, Harris has done nothing to resolve the crisis." Allegedly, Kamala Harris is such a menace that some are openly referring to her as a soul-destroying bully. The relationships between the Biden-Harris offices are reportedly strained, despite the cordial relationship between the vice president and President Biden .
'This is about Donald Trump': Mark Meadows responds to January 6th cmte vote recommending criminal charges
       
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows responded late Monday to the House Select Committee's vote to recommend prosecution for criminal contempt of Congress after he refused to testify before the panel. Meadows is the latest Trump adviser to face the legal ire of the Jan. 6 committee. In November, a federal grand jury charged former senior Trump adviser Steve Bannon with two counts of contempt of Congress. The committee also referred former Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark to the Justice Department for contempt of Congress. Asked how he intends to respond to the House vote, Meadows said, "hopefully the court’s will weigh in."
Sailor accused of igniting USS Bonhomme Richard was ‘disgruntled,’ Navy says
       
The US Navy sailor charged with setting the fire that destroyed the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard last year was “disgruntled” after dropping out of SEAL training, prosecutors said Monday. Seaman Ryan Mays was angry about his reassignment to the Bonhomme Richard and lied to his family about his SEAL training, Navy prosecutor Cmdr. The Bonhomme Richard had been undergoing a two-year, $250 million upgrade while docked at Naval Base San Diego at the time of the blaze. Mays was charged by the military with aggravated arson and the willful hazarding of a vessel over the fire. Photo by US NAVY/CHRISTINA ROSS HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockBut the ship was decommissioned and scrapped due to extensive damage caused by the fire.
General: US at '1 or 2%' of capability it previously had to track al-Qaeda in Afghanistan
       
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, said in an interview with The Associated Press that the departure of U.S. military and intelligence assets from Afghanistan has made it much harder to track al-Qaeda and other extremist groups inside Afghanistan. Speaking at the Pentagon, McKenzie said it's clear that al-Qaeda is attempting to rebuild its presence inside Afghanistan, which was the base from which it planned the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against the United States. McKenzie said no such strikes have been conducted since the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan on Aug. 30. Al-Qaeda is among numerous extremist groups inside Afghanistan. McKenzie declined to provide an estimate of the number of al-Qaeda operatives inside Afghanistan.
Minneapolis chased 'perverted' defund police fad to be popular at the cost of children's lives: Will Cain
       
Fox News host Will Cain discussed the implications of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the "epicenter" of the defund the police movement, restoring millions of funds to law enforcement" on "Fox News Primetime" Monday. "We have some good news in the liberal war against law enforcement," he said. "Minneapolis, the epicenter of the defund police movement, has done a complete 180. JOURNALIST RECORDS BRAZEN CAR THEFT, SAYS MINNEAPOLIS POLICE NEVER SHOWED UP: 'OFFICERS ARE DEMORALIZED'"These children were the cost of the Minneapolis City Council, chasing a trend a perverted fad to buy off votes in popularity," he said. Cain added that any reasonable or "sentient" person could have predicted that reducing resources for law enforcement would not stop criminals but in fact would embolden them.
Biden senior adviser for migration leaving the White House
       
President Biden's senior adviser for migration Tyler Moran is leaving the White House at the end of January, despite having only taken over the role in July. The White House said that Moran never intended to stay on for more than the first year, noting that she had been commuting by plane since taking up her post. But the White House made similar statements about the previous person to serve in the role, Amy Pope, after Moran replaced Pope in July. "Amy had always intended to join the Biden Administration for a short time with an expected departure in the mid-summer," the White House said at the time. The White House has yet to name a replacement for Moran, though it expressed confidence six weeks would be sufficient time to find someone to fill the role.
How China uses the UN and WHO for its own nefarious ends
       
Tedros succeeded China’s Margaret Chan, who as director-general spent considerable time placing Chinese and China-sympathetic personnel into key positions. World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won his seat in 2017 as Beijing backed him. Chinese President Xi Jinping is using the United Nations to stomp on nearby adversaries such as Hong Kong and Taiwan. This was anathema to China, which was determined to snuff out any Taiwanese efforts at their first appearance. John Bolton was national security adviser to President Trump from 2018 to 2019 and US ambassador to the United Nations from 2005 to 2006.
Majority of US voters feel country headed off on ‘wrong track’: poll
       
The majority of US voters feel the country is headed “off on the wrong track” — citing economic conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in crime, according to a new poll. Some 56 percent of respondents in a poll commissioned by NewsNation said the country is headed “off on the wrong track” compared to 34 percent who feel the US is going in the “right direction.”The new poll largely gauged Americans’ thoughts on crime amid the holiday season. Current laws and sentencing guidelines in America are too soft, according to 63 percent of voters, and 86 percent of respondents believe crime is a problem nationally, the poll says. The COVID-19 pandemic was also cited as a reason many participants believe the country is on the wrong track. Younger respondents, those aged 18 to 35, were more approving of their lawmakers than their older counterparts, according to the poll.
Stefano Tonchi exits L’Officiel in solidarity with ‘stiffed’ freelancers
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Famed editor Stefano Tonchi has cut ties with L’Officiel in solidarity with freelancers who claim they haven’t been paid by the fashion magazine, sources tell Page Six. “He has supported and collaborated with many of these people over the years,” says a source. “He wants them to get it worked out and for them to be paid what they are owed.”Tonchi — who is listed as “consulting chief creative officer” on the website — was a consultant for the brand and not a full-time employee, we’re told. We are told the alleged payment problems happened before Tonchi joined L’Officiel. The lawsuit asks for freelancers to be paid double what they owed.
Police investigating ‘suspicious death’ at Tesla plant in California
       
California police are investigating a “suspicious death” at Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing plant on Monday, officials said. Fremont Fire Department personnel responded to the Tesla plant just before 3:30 p.m. local time on reports of a subject down in the parking lot, according to an alert from Fremont Police Department. Police are investigating a “suspicious death” at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. The company’s massive, 5.3 million square foot facility in Fremont employs over 10,000 people, according to Tesla. The Fremont Fire Department provided medical aid before the person was declared dead at the Tesla factory on December 13, 2021.
Biden spending bill's proposed cuts to hospital funding draw scrutiny
       
The House version of the bill includes a provision that would cut Disproportionate Share Hospital payments across 12 states that haven’t expanded Medicaid coverage. It’s unclear if the provision will be included in the Senate’s version of the Build Back Better Act. Biden and other proponents of health care provisions included in the Build Back Better Act argue it will expand medical coverage for the uninsured. The Senate version of the Build Back Better Act is expected to include notable changes from the House’s version. Updated bill text released by the Senate Finance Committee did not include cuts to Disproportionate Share Hospital payments included in the House version.
Harris announces private-sector investments in Central America
       
Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a roundtable Monday to announce that international businesses have committed $1.2 billion to investing in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. "Today we mark an important milestone," Harris said. "Six months ago, we launched a call to action for businesses to invest in Central America. Six months ago, 12 people were around this table. "Six months ago, we had a commitment of $750 million.
Politico calls Harris 'onetime political rock star,' says 'it's not all her fault' for low approval numbers
       
Politico is rushing to the aid of Vice President Harris amid her record-setting unpopularity among American voters and staffing drama that continue to make headlines. A piece published by Political Magazine on Sunday described Harris as a "onetime political rock star" as well as "a pioneer, a political celebrity and — as a media-savvy Gen Xer star" who is "having a brutal season in the polls." "She’s also taken heat from the media in ways that her defenders say is unique to the country’s first female, Black and South Asian vice president." Politico reached out to "seasoned political strategists" and asked them, "What can the vice president do to get her star back?" "Kamala Harris needs one transformational project," former Clinton adviser Doug Schoen told Politico.
Congress’ debt-limit hike ignores our dangerous addiction to spending
       
And like a reckless shopaholic locked in toxic credit-card payments, US taxpayers are mired in astronomical interest payments. The federal government spends more on interest payments than on science, space, technology, transportation and education combined. Congress created the debt ceiling for a reason — to stop Treasury from going outside its executive-branch limits and borrowing too much money. Removing the debt ceiling would give more power to the executive branch — which might be what King Biden wants. They’re calling for America to stop its long-term debt addiction — instead of just giving another immediate payment to our debt pushers.
A White House kowtow to Beijing and other commentary
       
From the right: A White House Kowtow to Beijing“The White House is cutting video feeds at a “Democracy Summit, lest the Taiwanese representative’s map irk the Chinese,” snarks National Review’s Jim Geraghty: The map showed Taiwan as independent, not a province of China as the mainland claims. “There’s no need for China to censor what our leaders can say to us. Those who can’t adapt, say, by spending money on private security, “are faced with one option: to leave their city and often the state.” How’d this happen? : Back in 2020, Hunter set up a business meeting with his dad and businessman Tony Bobulinski. But “all of this barely touches the surface of Hunter Biden’s” corrupt business dealings.
Ex-Jet Josh Bellamy gets three years in prison for COVID-19 relief fraud
       
TAMPA, Fla. — Former NFL player Josh Bellamy has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds. Bellamy, 32, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was sentenced Friday in Tampa federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to court documents, Yashica Bain, 38, of Miramar, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She was also ordered to pay restitutionStote was charged in June 2020 with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud.
New York’s latest COVID madness: Masked, socially distanced high-school wrestling
       
Future generations will look back with disbelief at the suffering America’s schoolchildren endured because of the destructive decisions educators made. In this context, what’s happening to New York City’s high-school wrestlers may not be the worst instance of COVID-inspired insanity. Just look at the restrictions that PSAL has cooked up for the hardworking athletes who are competitive high-school wrestlers. The PSAL also says wrestling activities must always be conducted with masks while observing social-distancing rules. Making wrestlers wear mask is the latest nonsensical rule being imposed on the city’s kids.
House Jan. 6 panel recommends contempt charges for former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows
       
?The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot recommended criminal contempt charges Monday for former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows over his refusal to testify. Meadows was in contact with at least some of the private individuals who planned and organized a January 6 rally, one of whom reportedly may have expressed safety concerns to Mr. Meadows about January 6 events. Mr. Meadows used his personal cell phone to discuss the rally in the days leading up to January 6,” Thompson wrote in the report. The January 6 House Select Committee recommended criminal contempt charges for former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. “Without intervention by this Court, Mr. Meadows faces the harm of both being illegally coerced into violating the Constitution and having a third party involuntarily violate Mr. Meadows rights and the requirements of relevant laws governing records of electronic communications,” it added.
Ransomware attack strikes Virginia state legislative agency
       
A Virginia legislative branch agency was struck by a ransomware attack, according to the office of Democratic Gov. The ransomware attack, which reportedly occurred late last Friday, comes during the state legislature's preparation for the next legislative session, which is slated to start in January. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO ELEVATE RANSOMWARE ATTACKS TO BE ON PAR WITH TERRORISMRansomware attacks against government agencies and corporations have surged during the past year. Allan Liska, an intelligence analyst at the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, told the AP: "It continues to show that no organization is safe from these ransomware attacks. A top agency official emailed Virginia legislative leaders to tell them that hackers used "extremely sophisticated malware" and that the agency was working with law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, to get to the bottom of what happened.
Tom Cotton slams Biden for allowing China to threaten Taiwan 'by force, not by negotiation'
       
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., joined "Special Report" Monday calling out President Biden's "pathetic weakness" following reports the White House cut a video feed from a Taiwanese minister during the Summit for Democracy. I don't believe for a minute that it was merely a technical issue. I believe that this is an example of the president and the administration kowtowing to Beijing. What we need to do is stand alongside Taiwan, help secure its autonomy and maintain the status quo across the Strait. But Beijing is the one that is now threatening Taiwan, threatening to change that status quo by force, not by negotiation.
Jan. 6 committee votes to recommend Mark Meadows for prosecution
       
The House Jan. 6 Committee voted 9-0 on Monday to recommend former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for prosecution after he refused to testify before the committee. "Mr. Meadows was in contact with at least some of the private individuals who planned and organized a January 6 rally, one of whom reportedly may have expressed safety concerns to Mr. Meadows about January 6 events. Mr. Meadows used his personal cell phone to discuss the rally in the days leading up to January 6," Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., wrote in a 51-page report released late Sunday. JAN. 6 COMMITTEE VOWS CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS IF MARK MEADOWS FAILS TO APPEARMeadows was previously cooperating with the committee's investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFox News' Tyler Olson contributed to this report.
NYC Council lame ducks’ last-minute energy slam
       
As the lame ducks in the City Council prepare to exit, they’re making certain that the door hits New Yorkers as they make their way out. All-electric buildings are more expensive to build and maintain. The added electric demand will also spike the city’s electricity rates — already 50 percent above the national average — a particular bane to lower-income residents. And it’s not all that green, since most electricity is generated from fossil fuels. It’s another ticking time bomb that will explode on Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ watch, after the pols that passed it are long out of office.
Billy Bob Thornton on his cameo in '1883' on Paramount+
       
Point your wagons WestNew series “1883” — probably when Biden was conceived — is also the name of Paramount’s prequel to its hit show “Yellowstone.”Billy Bob Thornton: “This is about a journey out West. Come to Fort Worth.’ Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Sam Elliott — who are in it — are all my old friends. Religious leaders repping 930 nonpublic school employees wrote him suggesting he reconsider. The only governor showing leadership in such tragedy is Democrat Andy Beshear of red state Kentucky. So, afterward he says to me ‘Hey, you were really good.’ So what do I say back to him?
Letters to the Editor — Dec. 14, 2021
       
Anthony ScroWhitestoneInexperienced Hochul casts a pall over another Christmas season for revelers and businesses with her nonsensical mask mandate. Carole CampoloEast HamptonI wondered how businesses would implement the governor’s hysteria-driven new mask mandate. It was “mask up or don’t come in.”Why get three shots if you still have to wear masks everywhere? This mask mandate has nothing to do with keeping me safe. My local supermarket already has a sign out that it will require all people to wear masks inside.
NY’s governor should take a tip from Colorado’s: The COVID emergency is over
       
Jared Polis just put many of his fellow Democrats to shame — including New York Gov. Polis vowed not to impose a new mask mandate on his state, even with the spread of the Omicron variant. But even the COVID-hyping New York Times notes that cases are nearly irrelevant now, since, as Drs. And yes, the number of hospitalized COVID patients has also grown in New York, hitting 3,683 on Sunday. The gov should take a tip from her Colorado colleague: The emergency is over.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams sets business council of corporate heavyweights
       
“I’m humbled by the response from our Corporate Council to lean in, roll up their sleeves, and help accelerate our recovery,” said Adams. The council was formed after a “months-long listening tour” with business leaders and current and former city officials. The council features 60 corporate leaders from companies like JPMorgan Chase. Goldman Sachs is also represented on Adams’ council. De Blasio admitted last year that he hadn’t focused on the business community and “the elites” during his two terms leading the Big Apple — before quoting socialist revolutionary Karl Marx.
PR exec connected to Andrew Cuomo sex-harass defense leaves job
       
Andrew Cuomo’s plans to discredit sexual harassment accusers. Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor in August following the attorney general’s report. Meanwhile, Josh Vlasto and Rich Bamberger, two other Cuomo press staffers-turned-Kivvit employees, appear to have been more intimately involved in Cuomo’s defense than Moran. The company insisted that Bamberger and Vlasto had been acting entirely in their personal capacities when they helped Cuomo. Two other Kivvit staffers left the firm following news of their involvement in Cuomo’s defense.
‘I followed script’: De Blasio insists no wrongdoing despite fundraising secrets
       
Mayor de Blasio insists he didn’t knowingly break ethics rules against fundraising from people with city business — even though documents his administration fought to withhold show he was repeatedly warned about the practice. Mayor Bill de Blasio claims he “acted in good faith” while fundraising for his now-defunct Campaign for One New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio has previously clashed with the city’s Conflict of Interests Board on how he fundraised for his nonprofit Campaign for One New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently mulling a run for New York state governor in 2022. “It was looked at and the cases were closed by COIB and other entities so it’s really been covered,” he said.
Bethenny Frankel puts NYC loft on sale for $7M as custody battle nears end
       
The move also comes as her custody battle with Hoppy nears an end, The Post reported. While the two share 50-50 custody of their daughter, Bryn, Frankel has been named the primary parent. realtor.comThe kitchen. realtor.comThe primary bathroom has a soaking tub and an expansive shower. Their daughter, Bryn, now 11, has chosen to primarily live with Frankel despite the 50-50 child custody agreement.
Brit Hume On The Left’s Reaction To WSJ Column Criticizing VP Kamala Harris
       
Listen To The Full Interview Below:Brit Hume, senior political analyst for Fox News Channel joined the Guy Benson Show to talk about the left’s reaction to WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan’s latest essay criticizing VP Kamala Harris. Hume also weighed in on speculation on whether President Biden will run for reelection and if former President Trump will jump into the 2024 race. Hume reacted to Noonan’s latest Column and the left’s reaction saying,“Well, I wrote, I had a very different reaction to it from the blue checks that you’re describing who, you know, attacked Peggy Noonan. But basically what she was saying was that Kamala Harris should now become the kind of person that Kamala Harris is not and never has been, which I think is is perhaps nice, but highly unrealistic advice. And Kamala Harris, as has sort of identified herself as being lighter than air.
Joe Biden is blaming the American people over low poll numbers: Jesse Watters
       
Biden appeared on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" Friday and attempted to field questions about his poll numbers. Biden said, facetiously, that he doesn't check his poll numbers anymore, especially after their recent dive into the forties. "Well, not anymore," Biden said. BIDEN TELLS JIMMY FALLON HE DOESN'T FOLLOW POLL NUMBERS 'ANYMORE' ON FIRST LATE-NIGHT APPEARANCE AS PRESIDENTHe went on to blame his low polling numbers on the American people being fed misinformation. They're scared because you scared them."
US claims fewer than 12 Americans still in Afghanistan wish to leave the country
       
Nearly four months after the Taliban reconquered Afghanistan from the Western-backed government, the State Department said Monday that it knows of fewer than a dozen US citizens who wish to leave the war-torn country. The State Department statement did not say how many Afghan allies who wish to leave remain in the country. The State Department said it has funding to support resettlement of up to 95,000 people through the end of September 2022. The State Department insists Afghan refugees go through “a rigorous and multilayered screening” before resettling in the US. While some new arrivals had their applications in the pipeline, others never bothered to fill out the required paperwork, according to the State Department.
Air Force discharges 27 for refusal to get COVID vaccine
       
WASHINGTON — The Air Force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, making them what officials believe are the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate to get the shots. The Air Force gave its forces until Nov. 2 to get the vaccine, and thousands have either refused or sought an exemption. Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said Monday that these are the first airmen to be administratively discharged for reasons involving the vaccine. Several officials from the other services said they believe that so far only the Air Force has gotten this far along in the process and discharged people over the vaccine refusal. According to the latest Air Force data, more than 1,000 airmen have refused the shot and more than 4,700 are seeking a religious exemption.
Psaki pressed about NYC releasing News Corp. Christmas tree arsonist
       
We’ve seen an arsonist burn down a half-million-dollar Christmas tree in New York City back out on the streets,” Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy asked Psaki during her regular briefing. William C. Lopez Craig Tamanaha is accused of burning down a Christmas tree outside News Corp headquarters in Midtown, Manhattan. White House press secretary Jen Psaki claims President Joe Biden has “taken action” to a growing national trend of retail thefts. The New York Post cover on Dec. 9, 2021 highlighting Craig Tamanaha’s alleged arson on a Christmas tree outside News Corp headquarters. They’re just right back out on the streets.”White House press secretary Jen Psaki insists funding police departments will solve retail theft problems.
Swalwell, other House Dems back vaccine requirement for boarding planes
       
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., and a handful of other House Democrats have expressed their support for a federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement to be allowed to board airplanes. Swalwell pushed the idea of an air travel vaccine requirement on Twitter Sunday, writing a "prediction" that the country "can go from 60% Americans vaxxed to 80% if we require vaccines to fly." Talks on whether the Biden administration will implement a vaccine requirement for air travel have swirled amid the president’s ban on international travel from several African countries. The White House is set to extend its mask mandate to March 18, adding a doubling of fines if individuals are noncompliant with the requirement. The current mask mandate was slated to expire on Jan. 18 following an extension last August.
Biden admin admits it left hundreds more US citizens behind in Afghanistan after chaotic withdrawal
       
The numbers, disclosed in a press release from the State Department, are drastically higher than the estimates President Biden gave regarding the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan after U.S. forces left the country. Even before the withdrawal, Biden had pledged to leave no U.S. citizen behind. "If there's American citizens left, we're going to stay to get them all out," Biden told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Aug. 16. "[W]e believe that about 100 to 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan with some intention to leave," President Biden said on Aug. 31. The State Department said it is continuing to relocate more than 2,200 Afghan allies who worked with the U.S. as well as their families.
Conservative group joins with GOP governors to press Dem senators to oppose BBB
       
A conservative group is partnering with Republican governors in an attempt to pressure Democratic senators to oppose President Biden's Build Back Better agenda. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., to oppose the Build Back Better spending bill, which needs support from all 50 Democratic senators to pass. The tour begins Thursday in Tempe, Arizona, with an event that will bring local business leaders together with Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., who leads the Republican Governors Association. Short said his coalition recognizes there is still "a long way to go in this battle" and suggested it will extend into the new year.
Durbin cuts off witness from conservative group during Chicago gun violence hearing
       
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., attempted multiple times to cut off testimony from a conservative group's witness during a hearing on violence in Chicago. During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Combating Gun Trafficking and Reducing Violence in Chicago" on Monday, Heritage Foundation legal fellow Amy Swearer was cut off by Durbin while attempting to cite data about selective prosecution in Chicago. "I believe in all fairness, since we did not invite the Cook County state’s attorney’s office to be represented here today, that you shouldn't really zero in on any particular individual." After the hearing, Swearer took to social media to vent her frustrations with the Illinois senator. "Perpetrators of gun violence in Chicago reasonably believe they can light up a neighborhood on Friday, and then be released on Monday without facing a single meaningful consequence," she continued, adding that Durbin "believes it's inappropriate to mention this at a hearing on Chicago gun violence."
Chicago car dealership owner blames Lightfoot's crime policies for brazen daytime robbery: 'No retribution'
       
The owner of a luxury car dealership in Chicago blasted city leaders during a Monday appearance on ‘The Story’ after smash-and-grab thieves struck his business in a brazen daytime robbery. SMASH-AND-GRAB SUSPECTS LOOT LUXURY CHICAGO CAR DEALERSHIPTwo men reportedly entered the dealership, known for its showroom of Lamborghinis and Bentleys, around noon on Saturday. SMASH-AND-GRAB THIEVES ATTACK STORES AROUND THE COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA SECURITY GUARD SHOT DEAD AS CRIME RAGES"We watch them do it. "They can only do this because they know that if they get caught, they get let out, there’s no retribution. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPRoughly 10 customers, including children, were in the showroom at the time of the robbery.
California to reimpose universal indoor mask mandate
       
The State of California is reimposing an indoor mask mandate that will apply to everyone, whether vaccinated or not. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced the updated policy Monday, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state since the Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK ORDERS MASK MANDATE FOR INDOOR PUBLIC SPACES STATEWIDE"This is a critical time," Ghaly said Monday. The new mask mandate is set to take effect on Wednesday and will expire on Jan. 15. Washington D.C. also has such a mask mandate in place.
The Atlantic's David Frum suggests treating unvaccinated patients last in hospitals
       
The Atlantic staff writer David Frum suggested hospitals and doctors should give low priority to unvaccinated citizens in a series of tweets on Saturday. "Unless the US moves to vastly stricter vaccine mandates - which I would favor, but which is plainly not going to happen - the US will stall at present vaccination levels," Frum began his Twitter thread. NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL: TOO MANY AMERICANS STILL ‘PARALYZED’ BY CORONAVIURS FEARSWithin the thread, he added that barring "seemingly basic mandates" such as vaccine requirements to board airplanes, the best advice to protect against unvaccinated citizens could be prioritizing vaccinated patients in hospitals. Frum faced backlash for suggesting hospitals treat unvaccinated patients last. "If, at this point, you are still unvaccinated, you are not a victim.
Why bash Gen Z? They’re smart and great workers
       
You recently wrote an article about Gen Z being coddled and whiny in the workplace. This is also an important message for parents of Gen Zs who need to let them go and learn. I want to clarify your article concerning a vaccine exemption for vegans. An ethical vegan does not partake in products that are tested on animals, period. I will never get the vaccine because I am an ethical vegan.
No US troops to be disciplined in deadly Afghan drone strike: Pentagon
       
?No American service members involved in the erroneous August drone strike that killed 10 Afghan civilians as the Biden administration concluded its chaotic military withdrawal from the war-torn nation will face disciplinary action, the Pentagon said Monday. According to Kirby, “there was not a strong enough case to be made for personal accountability” in McKenzie’s and Clarke’s recommendations. “The recommendations were more about procedure and process and the secretary reviewed them and has accepted them,” Kirby said. “And again, most of them are of a classified nature … but there was no overt recommendation made by either specific to accountability and any punishment for anyone.”The brother of Afghan drone strike victim Zemerai Ahmadi surveying the damage of the strike that killed ten innocent people. Kirby cautioned that the recommendation of no discipline did not mean the ?Defense Department ?”?is turning a blind eye to a high standard of conduct and leadership.?”?Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the recommendation that no US troops be disciplined for the drone strike.
Amazon worker turned down last-minute shift at Illinois warehouse doomed by tornado
       
An Amazon employee says she turned down a last-minute shift Friday at the Illinois warehouse where a tornado ended up demolishing the building that day, killing six coworkers. Emily Epperson told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that she narrowly avoided being in the doomed warehouse in Edwardsville because of an ankle injury. Six Amazon warehouse workers were killed after a deadly tornado rampaged through Edwardsville, Illinois. Fox NewsHer comments came as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it has opened an investigation into the Amazon warehouse collapse. Emily Epperson admitted she was scheduled to work at the Edwardsville distribution center on the day the tornado hit.
Rosie O’Donnell ditches the East Coast for a $4.6M Hollywood farmhouse
       
While most celebrities have fled Hollywood in the past year, Rosie O’Donnell is moving there. This marks the first home for O’Donnell in the Golden State, as she’s lived most of her life on the East Coast. Realtor.comThe kitchen with an expansive marble island. realtor.comThe primary bedroom comes with a fireplace. realtor.comThe primary bathroom.
Psaki insists Harris still border czar after Guatemalan leader claims no contact
       
“We had many conversations with your ambassador, but [between] my presidency and the White House, no,” Giammattei said. Then we had the visit of Vice President Harris. White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that Vice President Kamala Harris is still the Biden administration’s border czar after the Guatemalan president claimed that he hasn’t spoken to her since June. Ken Cedeno/CNP/Bloomberg via Getty Images“He said, Vice President Harris, he has not spoken to her,” Doocy persisted. She eventually made a perfunctory visit to the border in June, 94 days after being named the border czar.
President Biden’s Federal Vaccine Mandate Rejected
       
This week, Bret sits down with former State Department Spokesperson and Senior Advisor of Scowcroft Center at Atlantic Counsel Morgan Ortagus, FOX News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy, and former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford Jr., to discuss President Biden’s federal vaccine mandate. Later, the panel weighs in on the ongoing tensions between the United States and China, and the Chinese communist party, and the competitive nature of the relationship. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier
Ex-NFL player Bellamy gets 3 years for COVID relief fraud
       
Former NFL player Josh Bellamy has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining over $1.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds. Bellamy, 32, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was sentenced Friday in Tampa federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. According to court documents, Yashica Bain, 38, of Miramar, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She was also ordered to pay restitutionStote was charged in June 2020 with wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud.
Liberal New York Times columnist claims US 'edging closer' to another civil war
       
Liberal New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow claimed over the weekend that the U.S. was "edging closer" to another civil war. Blow specifically pointed to Sotomayor's dissent against the law, which read, "This is a brazen challenge to our federal structure. Blow wrote that he found Sotomayor's invocation of Calhoun "striking," and claimed that there were "too many uneasy parallels" between the run-up to the Civil War in the 1800's and the debate over Texas' ability to restrict abortions today. "I see this country on the verge of another civil war, as the Calhounian impulse is reborn," Blow wrote. "And this war won’t be only about the subjugation of Black people but also about the subjugation of all who challenge the white racist patriarchy," Blow wrote.
Biden, Manchin set to talk again as senator holds out against $1.75T spending plan
       
White House press secretary Jen Psaki says President Joe Biden is trying to persuade Sen. Joe Manchin to vote for his Build Back Better Act legislation. And this is just a continuation of that.”A group of West Virginians urge Sen. Joe Manchin to pass the Build Back Better Act by his yacht club in Washington, DC on Dec. 09, 2021. “People have been in a hurry for a long time to do something,” the senator told reporters. “The CBO’s not a Republican or Democrat report, the CBO’s the Congressional Budget Office, and they’re non-partisan,” Manchin told reporters. Sen. Joe Manchin warns President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act would add trillions to the federal deficit.
Alaska IHOP rips Biden in note apologizing for staff shortages
       
An Alaska IHOP is going viral with a savage note blaming President Biden for its lack of staff. “Haven’t been to an IHOP in over 20 years, but now I’ll start,” another person tweeted, while others told the chain the sign had made new customers. The note claimed that Biden gave out too much “free money,” leading to people not wanting to work. They’re quitting because you underpay them,” someone else tweeted the company, calling it “a MAGA chain.”“Don’t eat IHOP’s over-priced, unhealthy, fascist pancakes,” the user wrote with the hashtag #BoycottIHOP. “Quit being greedy and pay your employees,” someone else tweeted, pointing out that IHOP’s revenue in 2020 was an estimated $2.25 billion.
‘Outnumbered’ eviscerates Kamala Harris for dismissing headlines on her office dysfunction
       
After Vice President Kamala Harris claimed headlines about dysfunction in her office were "ridiculous," former police officer Philip Holloway said on "Outnumbered" Monday that the "ridiculous" headline is that she is still the border czar. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE SPOTLIGHTS KAMALA HARRIS' OFFICE REDECORATING AMID SCANDALS: 'THE ROOM IS WARMER'PHILIP HOLLOWAY: If she's concerned about a ridiculous headline, the ridiculous headline is that Kamala Harris is the border czar because she has not been down there. …Talk to border patrol agents and apologize to them for accusing them of committing crimes on horseback when they are just out there trying to do their job. They deserve some real leadership on the border. …That would do a lot for her image.
'The View' co-host Joy Behar: States could segregate schools again if Supreme Court doesn't change
       
"The View" co-host Joy Behar fretted Monday that some states would return to segregated schools if the Supreme Court didn't directly address more issues. "Why do we need the Supreme Court? Guest co-host Amanda Carpenter of The Bulwark said she was pro-life but criticized the Texas law as one that fostered a culture of vigilantism. HARRIS SAYS RIGHT TO ABORTION ‘NONNEGOTIABLE’ AS SCOTUS ALLOWS STRICT TEXAS LAW TO CONTINUEThe Supreme Court decision prompted California Gov. "It shows you the Supreme Court is political and full of it … I think it's an important piece of legislation, even if it is not going to work," Behar said.
Supreme Court rejects religious challenge to NY vaccine mandate
       
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to block a New York regulation that requires health care workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine without any religious exemptions. The vaccine mandate for health care workers, which went into effect in August, allows only for medical exemptions but not religious ones. The Supreme Court turned away two applications from doctors and nurses in the state for injunctive relief to allow religious exemptions while litigation continues in the lower courts over the mandate's constitutionality. SUPREME COURT CARSON V. MAKIN ARGUMENTS: JUSTICES OFFER SUPPORT FOR RELIGIOUS RIGHTS IN MAINE EDUCATION CASEJustices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented. Gorsuch wrote in his dissent that the mandate turns away the very doctors and nurses the state has depended on throughout the course of the pandemic.
White House says there are a 'range of reasons' for increase in crime stemming from COVID pandemic
       
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that there are a "range of reasons" for the increase in crime and smash-and-grab robberies in cities across the country, dodging a question on whether "soft on crime" policies are to blame. PSAKI SAYS ROOT CAUSE OF ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME IS THE COVID-19 PANDEMICDuring a White House briefing Monday, Psaki was asked whether she thought cities were experiencing an increase in crime due to its prosecutors and their "soft on crime" approach. Psaki, though, said the White House is focused on "what we can do to address it." "Ending cash bail will not automatically put people charged with crimes on the streets," a White House official told Fox News last month. Meanwhile, as for the spike in crime, Psaki earlier this month said COVID-19 and guns were "root" causes of the increase in organized retail theft.
Consumers spending at ‘faster rate’ than Bank of America CEO has ever seen
       
The head of the nation’s second-largest bank said consumers are spending “at a faster rate” than he’s ever seen but he remains concerned about how inflation and supply-chain issues will influence the economy going into the winter. “[Consumers are] earning more money, but now they are worried that these costs are going to go up faster than their wages,” he said. MediaNews Group via Getty ImagesNow, nearly two years into the pandemic, Moynihan said he’s feeling confident about where the economy stands. “The US consumer is spending money, a lot of money, spending at a faster rate than I have ever seen, and I’ve been tracking this data for 15 years,” he said. Moynihan says the increase in consumers spending on BofA’s network is happening mainly in entertainment, travel and restaurants.
New city education chief floats more elite schools with different admissions criteria
       
Banks told Pix 11 Monday that he will consider establishing new specialized high schools with reworked admissions criteria. “Our goal is not to dismantle specialized high schools,” Banks said. The mayor-elect has said he wants more specialized high schools. New Department of Education head David Banks has said he plans to reform the entrance examinations for specialized high schools. Briefly a school safety agent himself, Banks said school staffers view the unarmed officers as welcome members of the school community.
De Blasio touts poverty decline – but leaves out dire pandemic figures
       
Mayor Bill de Blasio, in his final days in office, boasted Monday that the city’s poverty rate is at a historic low — while excluding the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic from his data. Mayor Bill de Blasio touted the fact that under his direction, the city’s poverty levels have decreased, but he forgot to include the pandemic figures. Christopher SadowskiMayor de Blasio admitted that the 2019 poverty rate “does not yet account for the impact of COVID and that’s real.” Kevin C. DownsThe Big Apple’s poverty rate dropped from 20.2 percent when de Blasio first took office to 17.9 percent in 2019. Matthew McDermottDe Blasio admitted that the 2019 poverty rate “does not yet account for the impact of COVID and that’s real,” but said he expects federal support to counter much of the economic devastation wrought by the pandemic. The Big Apple’s unemployment rate remains high at 8.4%, compared to half that in many other parts of the state.
Kentucky tornado leveled restaurant owned by same family for 75 years
       
A Kentucky restaurant leveled in last week’s deadly tornadoes had belonged to three generations of the same family for 75 years, the heartbroken owner said Monday. “My grandparents started it,” Suzanne Flint told CNN as she stood in front of the rubble that had for decades been Carr’s Barn in Mayfield, ground zero for the devastation caused by Friday’s twisters. Wayne and Suzanne Flint said they are overwhelmed by the suffering around them, including among members of their own staff. Once he and his wife got to visit where their restaurant had been, the area “was like a war zone,” he told Fox Weather. “I couldn’t believe it.”Carr’s Barn has been owned by the same family for 75 years.
Feds launch probe into deadly Amazon warehouse collapse
       
OSHA announced Monday it has opened an investigation into the deadly collapse of an Amazon warehouse in tornado-ravaged Edwardsville, Ill., that killed at least six employees. “OSHA has six months to complete its investigation, issue citations and propose monetary penalties if violations of workplace safety and or health regulations are found. The deadly warehouse collapse killed at least six Amazon employees. FacebookThe victims were Etheria S. Hebb, 34, a delivery driver from St. Louis; Deandre S. Morrow, 28, of St. Louis, Mo. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones, and everyone impacted by the tornado,” an Amazon representative said.
Elbridge Colby & The Strategy of Denial
       
This week, Ben sits down with author Elbridge Colby to discuss his new book, The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict. Elbridge examines the impact of trust and resources, in regards to protecting American power across the world, in light of China’s strengthening desire for global dominance. Follow Ben on Twitter: @bdomenech
Americans worry about soaring crime rate -- Democrats respond by standing up for criminals
       
Since the summer of 2020, mainstream Democrats in Congress have pushed to end cash bail and pretrial detention. Democrats in Congress haven’t passed a bill to end cash bail. A left wing group called "the Bail Project" then paid Williams bail. At the same time, liberal state and local politicians defend groups like the Bail Project, and even send them taxpayer dollars. Americans are worried about crime, and Democrats have responded by standing up for criminals.
Transportation Secy. Buttigieg highlights that Biden’s infrastructure law is ‘good politics’
       
"I believe that good policy is good politics," Buttigieg told Fox News. Public opinion polls indicate that the infrastructure law is popular with most Americans. The president made New Hampshire his first stop in showcasing the package on the day after he signed the bill into law. New Hampshire’s congressional delegation joined the president at the event last month, and teamed up with Buttigieg on Monday, where the transportation secretary highlighted a $25 million transportation grant to the city of Manchester. He told Fox News that the infrastructure law is "clearly not about the next election or politics.
Rachel Campos-Duffy: It's Biden's responsibility to 'get safety right'
       
Rachel Campos-Duffy, co-host of "Fox & Friends Weekend," criticized President Biden after he said in an interview with Jimmy Fallon that he doesn't look at his poll numbers. On "Outnumbered," Monday, Campos-Duffy said his response was "not funny" and questioned whose lives have actually improved since Biden took office. JOE CONCHA: ‘RED TSUNAMI’ COMING IN 2022 AS BIDEN APPROVAL RATING PLUMMETSRACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY: It's not funny. He went on to say later in that interview that his job was to make Americans' lives better. … If you can't get safety right, you can't get anything right.
Border crisis: Video shows line of migrants crossing Rio Grande
       
A group of migrants attempted to cross the Rio Grande River on Monday, underscoring the haphazard situation at the southern border. The group of at least a dozen migrants appeared to be held together by a rope while making their way to Eagle Pass, Texas. TEXAS MOTHER, DAUGHTER KILLED AS HUMAN SMUGGLER CRASHES INTO TEAM WHILE EVADING LAW ENFORCEMENT NEAR BORDERMonday's video came amid a surge in illegal encounters and concerns over whether Customs and Border Protection (CBP) could cope with the influx. One sector of the southern border had seen more than 100,000 illegal encounters since Oct. 1, which represented a 163% increase from the same time period in 2020. AZ MAYOR DECLARES EMERGENCY AFTER BORDER CHAOS: ‘HUMANITARIAN CRISIS’ COULD BE DEVELOPINGLast week, Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted: "130+ in 1 group.
San Francisco Chronicle spotlights Kamala Harris' office redecorating amid scandals: 'The room is warmer'
       
The San Francisco Chronicle spotlighted Vice President Kamala Harris' office redecorating project this weekend as she continues to battle with poor public perception. "The office where Harris hosted The Chronicle for a recent interview has been overhauled since photographs were released of it early this year showing sparse decoration and navy blue walls. The room is warmer, painted a light shade of blue, and the patterned couches have been swapped for a nearly white set. Harris is the first woman, woman of color, Black woman and first graduate of a historically Black university or college to be vice president," she continued. "I love people, and there’s so much that we are doing that is directly impacting and with the people in mind," Harris told the Chronicle.
Cawthorn slams Chasten Buttigieg for complaining about student loans
       
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., slammed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s husband, Chasten Buttigieg, for complaining about the Biden administration restarting student loan payments. The freshman congressman tore into the transportation secretary’s spouse over the recent Instagram story that saw Buttigieg make headlines. "Chasten Buttigieg's personal responsibility seems to be lost in Pete Buttigieg's supply chain crisis," Cawthorn told Fox News in a Monday statement. "Chasten, your student loan payments restart after January 31, 2022," the notice read, according to a screenshot tweeted by Politico’s Michael Stratford. "A good reminder that the left’s ‘cancel student loan debt’ goal would overwhelmingly help financially comfortable people."
NatWest bank fined $351 million for failing to prevent money laundering
       
NatWest has been fined $350.9 million for failing to prevent the laundering of nearly $528 million, capping the first criminal money laundering case against a British bank. The fine would have been north of $396 million, but a deduction was made for the bank’s guilty plea, the judge said. NatWest is Britain’s biggest business bank and is still majority taxpayer-owned after a 59 billion pound-plus state bailout during the financial crisis. One of the bank’s relationship managers “lost his perspective,” a NatWest lawyer said. To which the answer is, they didn’t miss it,” John Kelsey-Fry, lawyer for NatWest, told the court.
Troubled Staten Island high school locked down over shooting threats: cops
       
A Staten Island high school that has been marred by recent violence briefly went into lockdown Monday morning amid threats of a shooting, law enforcement sources said. The threats targeting students at Susan E. Wagner High School were made in a Snapchat post and prompted the lockdown around 10:50 a.m., the sources said. Students at Wagner High School staged a walkout on Monday to protest recent violence at the school. A student at Wagner High School was stabbed by another student on October 22, 2021, while other student taped it. School officials said the threats were quickly deemed not credible and the shutdown was lifted about an hour later, sources said.
Federal Reserve chairman slammed for calling inflation 'transitory'
       
A top economist slammed the Federal Reserve on Sunday, saying chairman Jerome Powell’s decision to describe the wave of price increases as “transitory” was a terrible move. El-Erian said Sunday that the Fed can still address inflation head-on if they move quickly to “ease their foot off the accelerator” by gradually tightening monetary policy. Mohamed El-Erian has repeatedly said that the Fed is underestimating the inflationary risks in the US economy. “Look, it’s important to stop inflation being embedded into the system because two things happen when inflation gets embedded. According to the The Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for food and other necessities have risen 6.8 percent in the last year.
Inside the abandoned sex dens Jeffrey Epstein shared with Ghislaine Maxwell
       
Photos discovered in a government raid show Ghislaine Maxwell planting a kiss on Jeffrey Epstein from an unknown period of time. Jeffrey Epstein’s Little St. James Island home. SplashNews.comEpstein purchased Little St. James, which spans over 70 acres, in 1998 for only $7.95 million at the time. RM / SplashNews.comBG Group Demolition crews tear down the Palm Beach home of late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in Palm Beach, Florida, on April 20, 2021. The Palm Beach Post-USA TODAY NEAerial views of Jeffrey Epstein’s Palm Beach home before it was demolished.
New York Times editorial: Too many Americans still 'paralyzed' by coronavirus fears
       
The New York Times editorial board wrote Saturday that it didn't believe the coronavirus pandemic would be going away in the near future, and that Americans "paralyzed" with fear needed to learn to live with the reality of the virus in their lives. NEW YORK TIMES SAYS RUBIO'S QUESTIONS ON ‘WITHHOLDING’ INFORMATION ABOUT UYGHUR GENOCIDE ‘RECKLESS AND WRONG’"Nearly two years into the pandemic, it is clear that the coronavirus is not going to disappear anytime soon," the board wrote. "Too many Americans are still paralyzed with doubt and fear over each new uncertainty, as trust in government and other institutions to manage the virus ranges from shaky to nonexistent." WILL NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST RETURN PULITZER FOR MISLEADING RUSSIA COLLUSION STORIES? "Even as we remain vigilant against the coronavirus, we need not remain in a state of paralyzing hypervigilance.
Kellyanne Conway on 'Faulkner Focus': Independents have really turned against Joe Biden
       
Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway discussed President Biden's dwindling approval rating on crime, especially among suburban women and independents. BIDEN'S APPROVAL RATING ON CRIME TANKS AMID RISE IN SMASH-AND-GRAB ROBBERIESKELLYANNE CONWAY: [Democrats] don’t seem to understand the error of their ways. They are out of sync with what most Americans are saying about crime, drugs, 100,000 overdose deaths, fentanyl pouring over the border, and they’re out of touch with the way people are just looking at basic public safety. That’s not because of COVID, that’s because of the schools, and it’s because of public safety. Women particularly.
Murdaugh blames some problems on opiate addiction as judge sets bond at $7 million
       
Murdaugh described to the judge his frame of mind leading up to the events of that day. The Murdaugh family also faces lawsuits surrounding a 2019 boat crash in which Paul Murdaugh was charged with boating under the influence causing death. The lawyers for both Murdaugh and Satterfield’s family said Murdaugh had agreed to a $4.3 million judgment in the case, subject to the approval of court-appointed receivers who now control his assets. Lee’s bond order surpassed amounts recommended by prosecutors, who had recommended the judge either set bond at the $6.2 million Murdaugh was accused of stealing or a lesser figure of $4.7 million – about $100,000 for each count. Defense attorneys had asked the judge to set bond at a maximum of $200,000 and indicated they would ask Lee to reconsider her Monday decision.
Biden to travel to Kentucky to survey damage from extreme weather
       
President Biden will travel to Kentucky on Wednesday to survey the damage following tornadoes and unseasonal extreme weather across the Midwest that left dozens dead. The White House said the president will travel to Ft. Campbell, Ky. for a storm briefing Wednesday, and to Mayfield and Dawson Springs, Ky. to survey storm damage. Over the weekend, Biden approved an emergency declaration providing federal funds to Kentucky, and said he would deploy federal resources to the storm ravaged areas. Approximately 300 National Guard members went house to house, checking on residents and helping to remove debris. And Mayfield Mayor Kathy Stewart O’Nan warned Monday in an appearance on NBC’s "Today" that the town could be without heat, water and electricity for a "long time" as authorities continue to survey tornado damage from Friday.
FBI issues warning against Christmas scams
       
The FBI recently issued a press release detailing ways that consumers can stay safe from seasonal shopping scams. Two of the most common scams are non-delivery scams and non-payment scams. In the second situation, the seller ships out the item, but the buyer never sends the payment (or provides a fraudulent payment). Those options allow scammers to quickly receive their funds, and usually in a way that’s impossible to refund the victim. As is the case with previous payment options, it’s very difficult (or impossible) to return funds to a victim through a gift card.
Suspected Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley probable cause conference adjourned
       
Michigan school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley appeared in court Monday afternoon for a probable cause conference that was adjourned until Jan. 7. ALLEGED MICHIGAN SCHOOL SHOOTER CONVINCED OFFICIALS VIOLENT DRAWINGS WERE HARMLESS PURSUITBoth parents also pleaded not guilty at their arraignment last week. MICHIGAN SCHOOL SHOOTING: ETHAN CRUMBLEY'S MOTHER TEXTED HIM ‘DON’T DO IT,' PROSECUTORS SAY"At no time did counselors believe the student might harm others based on his behavior, responses and demeanor, which appeared calm. The school district denied the district attorney's request to conduct an independent investigation into the matter. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said on NBC’s "Today" show last week that she has not ruled out charging school officials in the case.
Biden to tour Kentucky tornado damage: White House
       
President Biden announced Monday that he will go to Kentucky to survey the aftermath of devastating tornadoes that left dozens dead and thousands without electricity and other utilities. The White House press office said Biden will visit the Army installation at Fort Campbell, Ky., for a briefing on the storm before visiting Mayfield and Dawson Springs to inspect the damage. REUTERS/Adrees LatifSo far the death toll for the tornadoes sits at 64 will over one hundred people are still missing. REUTERS/Adrees LatifAttorney Bo Neeley (Right) and his son Carson Neeley (Left) salvage what they can from their law office after a tornado on December 10, 2021. The precise death toll is unknown due to widespread wreckage in residential and manufacturing areas of the region.
Snatch-and-grab crooks swipe $1M in watches from Chicago Lamborghini dealer
       
Shocking surveillance footage captures armed smash-and-grab crooks swiping at least $1 million in watches from a Chicago Lamborghini dealership — a crime which the owner angrily blamed on Democratic bail reforms. Chicago police are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery at the Gold Coast Exotic Motors dealership, which lost at least $1 million in watches. “We’re here to run a legitimate business, not be a Western shootout,” co-owner Joe Perillo told ABC 7. “He was smart enough not to raise the gun, because my people had guns,” he told Fox 32 of the crook who was armed. They lost Macy’s, they’re losing Neiman Marcus — they may lose this store,” Perillo warned of his dealership that also sells other high-end cars like Bentleys.
Trump aide Navarro refuses to comply with House subpoena in COVID probe
       
Former White House economic adviser Peter Navarro is refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by a House select subcommittee investigating the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, citing former President Donald Trump’s claim of executive privilege. “Your blanket refusal to comply with the subpoena in its entirety is improper. Courts have clearly held that White House advisers, such as yourself, cannot avoid compelled congressional process,” said Clyburn, who called the records and information Navarro has “critical” to the House investigation. Peter Navarro has also been subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. “We have asked that question for more than a year and requested that the House majority hold hearings to investigate the origins of COVID.
Alex Murdaugh says he’s ‘embarassed’ at attempt to stage his own shooting death
       
Disgraced South Carolina legal scion Alex Murdaugh, who is facing criminal charges for trying to stage his own shooting death and dozens of financial crimes, spoke out for the first time during a bond hearing Monday and said he’s “embarrassed” about his actions. I’m not in that place now,” Murdaugh, 53, told State Grand Jury Presiding Judge Allison Renee Lee, the Daily Beast reported. During the hearing, Lee set a $7 million surety bond that requires Murdaugh to remain under house arrest with GPS monitoring, Live 5 News reported. Alex Richard Murdaugh had broken his silence and said he felt “embarrassed” over his plan to have himself killed. Alex Murdaugh awaits the beginning of his bond hearing in the Richland Judicial Center in Columbia, South Carolina.
Thousands of migrants traveling through Mexico clash with police
       
Thousands of migrants clashed with Mexican police Sunday as they approached Mexico City on their northward trek through the Central American country. The migrants had been walking along the highway connecting Mexico City with Puebla before they were stopped. A migrant holds a shield as members of the migrant caravan clash with police, who are preventing them from passing on the Mexico-Puebla highway on December 12, 2021. Members of the migrant caravan carry a fellow migrant who was injured when a crowd pushed against the police. As the migrants continue their trek north, the Biden administration has reimplemented the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy after several failed attempts to end it.
Ghislaine Maxwell trial: defense could call more witness's than prosecution
       
Later that day, defense lawyers for Maxwell, 59, sent prosecutors a lengthy witness list in alphabetical order with no additional information. The trial resumes on Thursday when the defense is slated to begin presenting their case. "We have informed the government that we are still trying to make travel arrangements for defense witnesses, many of whom are coming from locations out of the district and aboard," wrote Sternheim. Defense lawyer Timothy Parlatore, who is not involved in the case, said it was unlikely Maxwell's lawyers will actually call so many witnesses. "They may be trying to drive the prosecution nuts by sending them down a bunch of rabbit holes," he speculated.
Eyewitness to deadly Kentucky tornado discusses state of community: 'We lost our history'
       
Eyewitness to the tragic Kentucky storms, Ryan Mitchum, explained how his community lost its history after four tornadoes plowed through the state, and several others, over the weekend. Mitchum mentioned his friend's grandmother, who had lost her home in the tragic storms, also lost everything years ago in a house fire. "As a kid, I remember her house burning down, so this is the second time she's lost everything," Mitchum stated. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"I really think we're going to rebuild from this," Mitchum stated. Our town's strong and what it looks like now, hopefully sooner than later, we're going to have it back and going strong.
Israeli prime minister marks first official visit to United Arab Emirates
       
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met United Emirates Crown Prince Sheikh Mouhamad bin Zayad, marking the first official visit of an Israeli leader to the Gulf country. "The focus of the visit was to create a strong bond and the leaders managed to do that," an Israeli official in the delegation told Fox News. While the official readouts of meetings between the Israeli and Emirate leadership focus on economic and trade developments, the conversations come amid a backdrop of significant regional tension over Iran. European and American officials continue conversations with Iran in Vienna, though finding a solution is looking less likely, according to reports. U.S. ally Israel continues to protest the attempts to negotiate with Iran and maintains it will act unilaterally against the Islamic Republic.
Progressive Army vet, congressional candidate stripped in anti-war burlesque show
       
A progressive New York City Democrat looking to represent Staten Island in Congress advertises an anti-war platform on her campaign website, but that message was made perfectly clear when she nearly bared all in an anti-war burlesque show in Brooklyn. Brittany Ramos DeBarros went to college on an Army scholarship and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. According to the bio on her congressional campaign site, that experience profoundly changed the way she viewed the military. They showed DeBarros take the stage in a full Army uniform, which she removed to reveal a skimpy outfit emblazoned with an American flag design. Later, accompanied on stage by several women, she removed her top and danced as she and the others wore pasties.
Bill Ackman slams US government for understating ‘raging’ inflation
       
Hedge-fund billionaire Bill Ackman slammed the US government for lowballing inflation, noting that its estimates have drastically understated the surging costs of housing nationwide. “Housing inflation is unlikely to abate based on supply and demand trends,” Ackman posted in a Friday evening tweetstorm. Ackman suggests the OER estimate — which estimates the cost of housing is up roughly 3.5 percent year over year — is woefully understated. Ackman said this group estimates housing is up 17 percent year-over-year. With this more accurate measure of prices and inflation, Ackman said the core CPI (CPI minus food and energy costs) would have increased 9 percent in November rather than 4.9 percent.
Meadows wrote National Guard would ‘protect pro-Trump people’ on Jan. 6: report
       
Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said in an email the day before the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol that the National Guard would ?be on the scene to “protect pro Trump people,” according to a report released late Sunday by the House select committee investigating the events of that day. If the report is approved, as expected, the full House is expected to vote on referring Meadows to the Justice Department for potential prosecution as soon as Tuesday. The 51-page report details ?questions the committee would have asked Meadows had he appeared for a scheduled deposition last week. J. Scott Applewhite/APThe report goes on to describe a message Meadows received from a person described only as a “former White House employee” who said: “You guys have to say something. “You guys have to say something,” a former White House employee reportedly pleaded to Mark Meadows about the riot.
Ethan Crumbley, accused Michigan school shooter, returning to court
       
Accused Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley will be back in court on Monday on charges he killed four kids and injured seven other people. Crumbley, 15, is facing four counts of first-degree murder, one count of terrorism and seven counts of assault with intent to kill. Emily Elconin/Getty ImagesAlleged Michigan high school shooter Ethan Crumbley attends his arraignment via video link. Oakland County Sheriff's OfficeMichigan school officials might also see charges for ignoring red flags ahead of the deadly mass shooting, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald warned. Lawyers for a Michigan high school student injured in the shooting have accused the district of destroying relevant case evidence, according to recent court filings.
Chris Wallace Leaving FOX News For CNN
       
Howie Kurtz on Chris Wallace leaving FOX News, AP journalists being spied on and California Governor Gavin Newsom calling for gun legislation modeled after Texas abortion law. Follow Howie on Twitter: @HowardKurtzFor more #MediaBuzz click here
Chicago car dealership owner blasts Lori Lightfoot after brazen daytime robbery: We're at a 'boiling point'
       
While Chicago Mayor Lori Lig ht foot presides over a crime surge in Chicago, the owner of an exotic car dealership in the city told "Fox & Friends" Monday he's had "enough" after smash-and-grab thieves struck his business in a brazen daytime robbery. Two men reportedly entered the dealership, which boasts a showroom of Lamborghinis and Bentleys, around noon on Saturday. BRAZEN SMASH-AND-GRAB SUSPECTS LOOT CHICAGO EXOTIC STORE, STEAL MILLIONS IN IN MERCHANDISEPerillo explained to host Brian Kilmeade he was "enraged" about what happened to his shop. I never realized that it has gotten to such a boiling point and no one stepping out to say anything about it." Chaining high-end bags, these purses seem to be something that is attracting a lot of attention on these organized retail theft units," Lightfoot said last week.
Meadows attorney tells Jan. 6 Committee contempt charge would be ‘manifestly unjust'
       
The attorney for former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in a Monday letter asked the House Jan. 6 Committee not to refer the former Trump adviser to the Department of Justice for contempt of Congress, arguing doing so "would be contrary to law, manifestly unjust, unwise, and unfair." Meadows was previously cooperating with the committee's investigation into the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of Trump supporters. The committee is expected recommend this week that the House refer him to the Department of Justice for contempt of Congress. The Jan. 6 Committee, however, is aggressively asserting what it says are its constitutional powers of oversight and investigation. The committee already referred former Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark to the Justice Department for contempt of Congress.
‘Succession’ Season 3 Ending Explained: Who Betrayed Kendall, Roman, and Shiv?
       
The Succession Season 3 finale had been hyped for a while as being “upsetting” and “shocking” (by none other than Gerri herself, J. Smith-Cameron). Here’s the Succession Season 3 finale ending explained…SUCCESSION SEASON 3 ENDING EXPLAINED: WHO DIED? But Kendall’s attempt on his own life does spark a truly emotional conversation later in Succession Season 3 Episode 9. Basically everyone betrayed Kendall, Roman and Shiv this week, from their mom (Harriet Walter) to good old Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun). HBO has already ordered a Succession Season 4 and it will be interesting to see what that season looks like.
Teachers fighting for cash in ‘Squid Game’-style competition goes viral
       
“After the first period local teachers will participate in the first-ever Dash For Cash. $5,000 is up for grabs for teachers to use in their classrooms,” Todd tweeted on Friday. The teacher pay gap is widening, says the National Education Association, the largest teacher’s unions in the country. In 2020, the Economic Policy Institute found in 2020 that the average classroom teacher’s salary is between 2% and 33% less than other comparably college-educated professionals. On Sunday, Illinois-based activist Anthony V. Clark echoed this disparity to his 55 million followers in response to Todd’s video.
NYT columnist roasted after questioning how much inflation affects low-income American families
       
"Low-income homes spend cash quicker and have less cash to burn through, while higher-income households spend but still have room to save. American war veteran and talk-show radio host Bryan Suits also mocked Krugman, knocking him by writing a headline over his remarks. Low income households CONSUME a far greater proportion of their income than high income households," Vembu wrote on Twitter. Just last week, the Labor Department released data indicating consumer prices spiked 6.8% in November, reach a 39-year-high. This has many Republicans and other critics concerned over the price tag's potential impact on already sky-high consumer prices across the board.
12 major Dem controlled cities break homicide records following historically bloody 2020
       
Twelve major cities across the nation broke annual homicide records this year, following 2020’s already historically bloody year. Rochester broke its 30-year-old homicide record on Nov. 11 with 71 homicides. New York City has recorded 443 as of Dec. 5 and Los Angeles 352 as of Nov. 27. The City of Brotherly Love previously had a homicide record of 500, which was set in 1990. "America’s most beautiful cities are indeed being ruined by liberal policies," Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw said on "Fox & Friends" last week of cities experiencing crime surges.
FEMA chief calls deadly tornadoes ‘new normal’ due to climate change
       
The twisters tore through parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee Friday night into Saturday morning. In an interview with Jake Tapper, FEMA head Deanne Criswell said that storms like the one in Kentucky are the new normal due to climate change. Scott Olson/Getty ImagesElsewhere, at least 14 people were killed by the storms in Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri. “You know, there’s going to be a lot to learn from this event and the events that we saw through the summer. We’re seeing more intense storms, severe weather, whether it’s hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires.
Victims from Amazon warehouse collapse identified
       
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Authorities believe all employees of an Amazon distribution warehouse have been accounted for after an EF-3 tornado significantly damaged the facility killing six people and leaving a trail of destruction behind. The tornado struck the facility outside of St. Louis, Missouri, after 8:30 p.m. CDT on Friday, causing support structures of the warehouse to collapse inward. An Amazon spokesperson said workers in the facility received the tornado warning and team members worked to get everyone to the designated shelter area. Nearly 200 employed at Edwardsville, Illinois Amazon facilityAmazon opened the facility in Edwardsville, Illinois back in 2020. Amazon employs around 1.3 million workers and says it operates more than 175 fulfillment centers worldwide.
LA Times flamed for advocating closure of California nuclear power plant, citing climate change fight
       
Critics flamed the Los Angeles Times editorial board over the weekend for arguing that California's last remaining nuclear power plant needed to be closed in the name of doing even more to fight climate change. "It’s our planet at stake, and California’s leaders must ensure the sunset of nuclear power is not followed by a damaging rise in greenhouse gases," it added. Critics took to social media to blast the board, with some arguing that being against nuclear power meant they weren't serious about fighting climate change, and others suggesting that it was denying science to argue against the use of nuclear power to fight climate change. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, argued that there wasn't actually a better way to fight climate change as the board suggested. LIBERALS USE DEADLY TORNADOS TO ATTACK REPUBLICANS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Newt Gingrich: Democrats trying to 'pay off their allies' before 2022 midterm 'catastrophe'
       
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich reacted Monday to the Democrats' scramble to pass Build Back Better amid rising inflation. CONGRESSIONAL DEMS ROILED BY DIVISION ON ISSUES FROM MASSIVE SPENDING BILLS TO VACCINE MANDATESNEWT GINGRICH: If you're Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer you’re already discounting next year and assuming you’re gonna get wiped out, so you’re trying to drive through everything to pay off your allies before the catastrophe hits. And I think it’s a little bit like people trying to build a house on a beach while a tsunami’s coming, and they’re trying desperately to finish the house and this wave gets bigger every week. I’m amazed by it, and it will be very interesting to see if Joe Manchin caves because what you’re seeing is a network of political power in Washington against the entire rest of the country. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW
Pennsylvania teens allegedly 'planning' school shooting caught after raising red flag
       
Two Pennsylvania teens arrested last week are being charged as adults after authorities say the pair were allegedly "in the planning stages of a school shooting." OXFORD SCHOOL OFFICIALS ACCUSED OF DESTROYING SCHOOL SHOOTING EVIDENCE, JUDGE ORDERS THEM TO PRESERVE ITThe 16-year-old had allegedly allowed the 17-year-old, a former student who was barred from the school by a court order, into the school building, the Meadville Tribune reported. While authorities alleged the teens were in the planning phase of a school shooting, no motive was immediately given, the report said. The 17-year-old faces charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, both first-degree felonies. Since the shooting in Michigan, students in New Jersey and South Carolina have been arrested after allegedly making threats against their schools.
Rivian R1T pickup named Truck of the Year by MotorTrend
       
The magazine has picked the Rivian R1T pickup as its Truck of the Year following November's announcement that the Lucid Air is its Car of the Year. Each marks the first time a startup's first vehicle has received the awards , which is often featured in manufacturer advertising. MotorTrend called the R1T "a monumental achievement and astonishes with a quality of design, engineering, materials, and technology unmatched in trucks today, while providing a driving experience like that of a high-performance luxury car." FOX NEWS CAR REVIEWS: 2021 RIVIAN R1TThe midsize pickup is available with a four-motor drive system rated at 800 hp, an computer-controlled air-suspension system and a maximum tow rating of 11,000 pounds. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe R1T is also a finalist for the North American Truck of the Year award, which will be announced in January.
Florida lottery winning numbers for Sunday, Dec. 12
       
These Florida lotteries were drawn Sunday:Cash4Life01-05-13-37-38, Cash Ball: 2(one, five, thirteen, thirty-seven, thirty-eight; Cash Ball: two)FLORIDA DEMS FACE UPHILL BATTLE IN 2022 AS GOP VOTING NUMBERS GROWFantasy 504-05-09-21-28(four, five, nine, twenty-one, twenty-eight)Mega MillionsEstimated jackpot: $148 millionPick 2 Evening1-2, Fireball: 7(one, two; Fireball: seven)Pick 2 Midday9-5, Fireball: 7(nine, five; Fireball: seven)Pick 3 Evening3-6-1, Fireball: 7(three, six, one; Fireball: seven)Pick 3 MiddaySEN. RUBIO ANOUNCES BILL TO WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM CITIES THAT ALLOW NONCITIZENS TO VOTE8-9-2, Fireball: 7(eight, nine, two; Fireball: seven)Pick 4 Evening8-8-1-6, Fireball: 7(eight, eight, one, six; Fireball: seven)Pick 4 Midday4-7-0-7, Fireball: 7(four, seven, zero, seven; Fireball: seven)Pick 5 Evening8-3-4-5-3, Fireball: 7(eight, three, four, five, three; Fireball: seven)Pick 5 Midday8-8-1-9-2, Fireball: 7(eight, eight, one, nine, two; Fireball: seven)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPowerballEstimated jackpot: $320 million
New Jersey lottery winning numbers for Sunday, Dec. 12
       
These New Jersey lotteries were drawn Sunday:Cash4Life01-05-13-37-38, Cash Ball: 2(one, five, thirteen, thirty-seven, thirty-eight; Cash Ball: two)PowerballFRANK SINATRA TO BE HONORED ON BIRTHDAY WITH BRONZE STATUE IN HOBOKEN’S SINATRA PARKEstimated jackpot: $320 millionPick 39-6-7, Fireball: 6(nine, six, seven; Fireball: six)Pick 49-8-1-7, Fireball: 6(nine, eight, one, seven; Fireball: six)Cash 502-08-09-19-23, Xtra: 3(two, eight, nine, nineteen, twenty-three; Xtra: three)Estimated jackpot: $128,000NEW JERSEY REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS DEFY COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATEMidday Pick 39-4-6, Fireball: 9(nine, four, six; Fireball: nine)Midday Pick 47-9-6-2, Fireball: 9(seven, nine, six, two; Fireball: nine)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMega MillionsEstimated jackpot: $148 million
Joe Concha: 'Red tsunami' coming in 2022 as Biden approval rating plummets
       
Fox News contributor Joe Concha predicted there will be a "red tsunami" during the 2022 midterm elections as President Biden's approval nosedives to new lows among various topics. Concha joined "Fox & Friends First" on Monday, arguing the Biden White House does not want to "answer the tough questions" and American voices "will be heard" during the elections next year as a result. We're at a time [when] homicides are skyrocketing in cities from Philadelphia to Chicago to Austin to Los Angeles, and dozens in between. Nor she, as a former district attorney and attorney general in California, can be bothered to address crime in any way, shape or form. This is an administration who believes they could ignore a problem or lie about it, and it will eventually go away.
Michigan school shooting suspect is due in court
       
A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire at his Michigan high school, killing four students and wounding seven other people, was due in court Monday for a procedural hearing. Ethan Crumbley is charged as an adult with murder, terrorism and other counts for the Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School, about 30 miles north of Detroit. Crumbley's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, are accused of failing to intervene on the day of the tragedy and are charged with involuntary manslaughter and were arrested. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe school district's superintendent has said the Crumbleys "flatly refused" to take their son home. The gun used in the shooting also was bought days before by James Crumbley and their son had full access to it, prosecutors said.
Texas dads arrested after getting vocal at school board meetings say superintendent aims to 'silence' them
       
Two Texas fathers who got arrested for allegedly disturbing meetings of the Round Rock Independent School District school board told Fox News they ultimately blame the school board and Superintendent Hafedh Azaiez for the arrests. School board respondsAmy Weir, president of the Round Rock ISD school board, told Fox News that "there has never been an attempt to silence Mr. Despite their concerns and those of two members of the school board, the five other school board members voted to hire Azaiez rather than wait to investigate him. In the Sept. 14 school board meeting, two members of the school board – Weston and Bone – claimed the school district violated the Texas Open Meetings Act by severely restricting available seating. ARIZONA AG URGES DOJ TO INVESTIGATE SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT WHO KEPT ‘DOSSIER’ OF PARENTSBoth fathers were released the following morning and the sheriff's office did not detain them before or after any subsequent school board meetings.
This swing district House race may be one of the most expensive in 2022, GOP candidate says
       
But few races may be as hotly contested – or expensive – as the open seat in Texas' 15th Congressional District. GOP candidate Monica De La Cruz, who nearly upset Gonzalez in 2020, is running again in a cycle that's expected to be even more favorable for Republicans. De La Cruz was part of the first round of non-incumbent endorsements from the GOP PAC Winning for Women (WFW). Besides the Garza challenge, De La Cruz faces some other headwinds as she seeks to improve on her 2020 election performance. De la Cruz said in a tweet last month her divorce was related to "mental health issues in our family" and asked for privacy.
Minneapolis crime spills into neighboring towns, 'under attack' by 'mobile' criminals: Mayor
       
Crime is spilling into Minneapolis’ suburbs, putting the neighborhoods "under attack from mobile criminals," one local mayor said. Hovland said he will meet with mayors, city managers and police chiefs of neighboring towns to discuss how to combat the recent increase in crimes. On the offensive side, as mentioned above, we are working day and night to apprehend these criminals and thwart future criminal activity. Minneapolis also saw widespread riots and protests in the summer of 2020 following the death of George Floyd in the city. Calls to defund the police rang out in Minneapolis following Floyd's death, sparking the city to strip millions from the police department.
New York City Council approves measure to allow nearly 800,000 non-citizens to vote in local elections
       
The New York City Council on Thursday approved a measure to allow the nearly 800,000 legal non-citizens in the metropolis to vote in municipal elections. The measure, which would affect green card holders and those with work authorizations, doesn’t include state or federal elections and people in the country illegally would not be allowed to vote, according to FOX 5 in New York City. The city would be the largest to allow non-citizens to vote. The New York State Republican Party last week vowed it would take legal action if necessary to stop the measure. NY REPUBLICANS VOW TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION IF DE BLASIO SIGNS BILL ALLOWING NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE"We pledge action, legal or otherwise, any means necessary to stop this dangerous legislation from undermining our elections," party chairman Nick Langworthy said.
US businesses to face billions more in costs next year due to flooding
       
Businesses across the US may face a collective $13.5 billion in costs next year associated with flood damage as climate change exacerbates the severity of storms and rising sea levels cause flooding even in mainland cities, according to a new study. Some 730,000 stores, offices and residential buildings could be hit by flood damage next year, according to First Street Foundation, a nonprofit research and technology group that focuses on climate risk. APA person works to clean up damage in a flooded store after the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida in the Bronx. That’s expected to grow almost 30 percent to 4 million days a year by 2051, according to the study. The stadium for the Somerset Patriots Double-A baseball team is partially flooded by overflow from the Raritan River after Hurricane Ida.
Biden's inaction on Ukraine making world more dangerous
       
Over the last year, our adversaries around the world have watched the Biden-Harris administration stumble from one blunder to the next. Should Ukraine fall to Russian control, what’s to stop Putin from making incursions into Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia or Georgia? Capitulation to the now-complete NordStream II pipeline has already given Russia a firm grasp over European energy supplies. Instead of fly-swatters, the Biden-Harris administration must send Ukraine bear traps in the form of lethal military assistance. Now is not the time for the Biden-Harris administration to flinch in the face of Putin’s ambitions.
Pressley, 'Squad' Dems pressure Pelosi to strip Boebert committee assignments over Omar comments
       
A group of Democrats led by Rep. Ayanna Pressley Wednesday ratcheted up the pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to strip Rep. Lauren Boebert of her committee assignments after offensive comments Boebert made about Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Pelosi Wednesday slammed Republicans for not punishing Boebert on their own and said it's up to them to publish Boebert, not Democrats. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., also joined Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, and other "Squad" members on stage. Her presence was notable after serious disagreements those members had before with Wasserman Schultz, who is a staunch defender of Israel. "Not on my watch," Wasserman Schultz said.
House Democrat's doomsday prediction on party divide: 'If we don't hang together, we ... will hang separately'
       
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., made a gloom prediction for the Democratic Party's electoral future Monday as he implored the moderates and progressives within the party to come together and bridge the stark divide between them. WILL THE DEMOCRATS' DIVIDE BE THEIR DOWNFALL? "Somebody has to explain how a ten percentage election margin of Joe Biden one year ago evaporated last Tuesday here in Virginia," Connolly told former Democratic Missouri Senator turned MSNBC analyst Claire McCaskill. And we've got to understand the old adage: If we don’t hang together, we most assuredly will hang separately," he said. And it's one that if it's replicated nationwide would spell enormous trouble for us in the midterms.
Letting noncitizens vote 'suffocates liberty' by making governments larger, Andrew McCarthy says
       
Allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections "suffocates liberty" by making governments larger and more powerful, National Review Institute senior fellow Andrew McCarthy told Fox News Digital. The New York City council on Thursday passed a measure allowing some 800,000 noncitizen residents the right to vote in local elections. "Immigrants in New York City own over half of the local businesses and contribute over $190 billion dollars to the citywide GDP." New York City-based noncitizens will be eligible to register to vote by December 2022 and cast ballots by January 2023. Undocumented immigrants will not be allowed to vote, as is the case for all noncitizen voting legislation that exists in the U.S. today.
China-WTO experiment failed – pro-American capitalism is the way forward
       
Twenty years ago, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). For many of our nation’s economic elites, this symbolized the dawn of a utopian era of peace, prosperity and openness. But to regain American strength and standing in the world, we must recognize why that consensus was – and still is – deeply flawed. Forging a path toward a pro-American capitalism that protects our nation’s interests and serves the common good will not be easy. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBut charting a new way forward is the only way forward.
Arizona sergeant warns plan to fire unvaccinated corrections officers could result in another Waukesha attack
       
One Arizona sergeant is sounding the alarm on a coronavirus vaccine requirement for all county employees who work with vulnerable populations, which includes corrections officers. ARIZONA COUNTY COULD 'REDUCE' JAIL POPULATION IF MORE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS DON'T GET VACCINATED"Our current staffing situation is terrible. And as of right now, I believe we're sitting at approximately 365 corrections officers available," Dominguez said. Chris Nanos, the sheriff of Pima County told Fox News that the county is prepared to handle the termination of correction officers. "The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is well prepared to handle the dismissal of 158 correctional officers if the need arise.
Congressional Dems roiled by division on issues from massive spending bills to vaccine mandates
       
But just a few days later, two Senate Democrats, Jon Tester of Montana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, supported a resolution that would invalidate Biden's vaccine mandate for businesses. Democrats' biggest agenda items – their massive reconciliation spending bill and the infrastructure bill – are where these divisions are exposed the most. But progressives demanded that the bill be held up until the Senate passed a social spending reconciliation bill up to their standards. Moderates countered that the infrastructure bill should be swiftly ushered to President Biden's desk. Progressives said they didn't trust the moderates to act in good faith once the infrastructure bill was law.
Will huge spending Build Back Biden? Not a chance
       
They are also worried that Biden’s Build Back Better bill will only make matters worse, despite Biden’s non-credible assertions to the contrary. Some in the White House treated the issue as frivolous. Unhappily, the ideologues running the White House will not consider suspending the Jones Act or confronting unionized longshoremen to improve the efficiency of our ports. Instead, Biden and his Democrat colleagues will plow forward with Build Back Better. The reality is that the giant push toward a socialist society will not buy love, or Build Back Biden.
Kentucky candle factory owner talks FEMA rescue mission after tornado leaves at least 8 workers dead
       
Here's what you need to know as you start your day …Kentucky candle factory owner speaks out on FEMA rescue mission after devastating tornadoes"Sunday Night in America" spoke with Mayfield candle factory owner Troy Propes, whose factory was destroyed after deadly tornadoes hit the U.S. and pushed through approximately six states. Fox News host Trey Gowdy spoke with one factory owner about the conditions on the ground. It was reported that the candle factory was operating "24/7" to meet demands for the Christmas holiday before the tornado struck the area. On Sunday, the candle company said at least eight people were confirmed dead and eight remained missing, according to the Associated Press. In other developments- Spokesman: 8 factory workers dead, 8 missing from tornado- Indiana woman finds Kentucky family photo that traveled over 150 miles from where tornado hit- Kentucky tornado death toll climbs to over 80, including children, Gov.
Colorado governor declares COVID-19 emergency ‘over’ despite omicron
       
“Everybody had more than enough opportunity to get vaccinated,” Polis told Colorado Public Radio on Friday. “You know, public health [officials] don’t get to tell people what to wear; that’s just not their job. But that’s not something that you require; you don’t tell people what to wear. You don’t tell people to wear a jacket when they go out in winter and force them to [wear it]. “If you haven’t been vaccinated, that’s your choice.
Putin recalls time he worked as taxi driver in film about fall of Soviet Union
       
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a candid interview for a film that delves into the fall of the Soviet Union and opened up about a time in his life when he was far from occupying the highest seat in the Kremlin. Recent History," said at the time of the collapse, he had to make ends meet, so he occasionally drove a taxi, the Guardian reported. The paper pointed out that Putin once called the Soviet Union’s collapse the "greatest geopolitical disaster of the 20th Century." Putin has been accused by critics of being obsessed with reestablishing the old Soviet Union. Putin’s defenders take the Russian president at his word when he says the separatists fighting in Donbass are not tried to Moscow.
Kanye West publicist pressed Georgia election worker to confess to bogus fraud charges
       
It notes that in September 2018, she "was secured as publicist to Kanye West" and "now serves as West’s Director of Operations." Like Freeman, Kutti and the other visitor were Black. Kutti told the neighbor that Freeman was in danger and that she’d been sent to provide assistance. According to Freeman, Kutti told her that she was going to put a man named "Harrison Ford" on speakerphone. TRUMP FILES LATEST LAWSUIT IN GEORGIA CHALLENGING ELECTION RESULTReuters could not independently confirm whether Kutti still works for West, or in what capacity.
Some NYC sanitation workers see salaries approach $300,000 due to staffing issues
       
About 100 New York City garbage collectors and their bosses pulled in salaries of about $300,000 due to a windfall from overtime, a report published Sunday said. The New York Post, citing a department representative, reported that the blowout salaries were due to excessive overtime hours because of staffing issues throughout the year. The paper identified Christopher Tamas, a supervisor in the Bronx who was hired in 2000, as the overtime "king." TEEN COUPLE MISSING AFTER TAKING TRAIN INTO NYCLike other city organizations, the agency has a vaccine mandate in place that has compounded staffing issues. The city’s Correction Officers Benevolent Association last week sued Mayor Bill de Blasio over his "draconian" vaccine mandate, and complained about the long hours workers are expected to clock due to staffing shortages.
Blinken says Russia will face 'massive consequences' if they invade Ukraine
       
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday warned that there will be "massive consequences" if Russia invades Ukraine or continues to show aggression on their border. "And we’ve made clear as well that there would be massive consequences if Russia commits renewed acts of aggression against Ukraine?." BLINKEN ATTENDS G7 MEETING IN UNITED FRONT AGAINST ‘HOSTILE ACTORS’ AMID CONCERNS OF RUSSIA, UKRAINE TUSSLE"I think what people need to understand is that Ukraine is important, and we are resolute in our commitment to its sovereignty, its territorial integrity," Blinken said. Todd followed up by pressing Blinken on why "Russia amassing troops and terrorizing Ukraine" didn't trigger a response from the United States to "punish" Russia. U.S. officials maintain that Putin has not made a decision whether he will invade Ukraine, but the U.S. has warned against "high impact" economic consequences should he negate Ukraine’s sovereignty.
Sen. Klobuchar pivots to honor Bob Dole when Jake Tapper asks if mask-less Ted Cruz endangered her
       
The anchor pulled up a clip that showed a masked Klobuchar sitting next to a mask-less Cruz during the funeral service of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, who died last week at the age of 98. "I think people should wear masks especially when they're in settings when they're supposed to," Klobuchar replied. After noting that Cruz has been vaccinated, Klobuchar then attempted to pivot the conversation to Dole. "We were there to honor Bob Dole and his memory. Bob Dole was all about consensus, bringing people together.
Democrats’ Hispanic voter problem and other commentary
       
Liberal: Democrats’ Hispanic Voter Problem“The Democrats are steadily losing ground with Hispanic voters,” observes Ruy Teixeira at Liberal Patriot. “It’s not as bad as you think, it’s worse”: “In the most recent Wall Street Journal poll, Hispanic voters were split evenly between Democrats and Republicans in the 2022 generic congressional ballot. And in a 2024 hypothetical rematch between [Donald] Trump and [Joe] Biden, these voters favored Biden by only a single point. This is among a voter group that favored Biden over Trump in 2020 by 26 points.” Why? Right now, that’s not the Democrats.
Gowdy: Biden should 'switch parties' to see what 'nonstop negative press' really looks like
       
"Sunday Night in America" host Trey Gowdy told President Biden to "switch parties" and experience what "nonstop negative press looks like" if he's unsatisfied with the current media coverage of his administration. WHY TARGETING TRUMP BY GOING EASY ON BIDEN IS INSANE FOR JOURNALISTS: KURTZ"Democrats complaining about media coverage? "Apparently, they believe that mainstream media is too critical when it comes to reporting on Joe Biden," Gowdy added, emphasizing the brazenness of their request. "I guess you could write a story where the headline was ‘murder cases soar all across the United States but Joe Biden is not a suspect in any of them,’ Gowdy said. "I guess you could write a headline that says ‘supply chain issues resolved in time for Christmas of 2024.’"If Joe Biden Kamala Harris really want to know what nonstop negative press works like," he said, "just switch parties."
Satellite images, expert suggest Iranian space launch coming
       
Iran appears to be preparing for a space launch as negotiations continue in Vienna over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers, according to an expert and satellite images. The U.S. military, which tracks space launches, did not respond to requests for comment. Iran's civilian space program has seen a series of setbacks and fatal explosions plague it in recent years. Meanwhile, the Guard in April 2020 revealed its own secret space program by successfully launching a satellite into orbit. Lewis said he expects to see the space program accelerate given Raisi's interest.
FEMA administrator blames climate change for deadly tornado outbreak
       
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell laid blame on climate change for the deadly tornado outbreak over the weekend, claiming such disasters will be the "new normal" from now on. "The effects we are seeing of climate change are the crisis of our generation," Criswell said. FEMA IN ‘LIFE-SAVING, SUSTAINING’ MODE COMBING FOR SURVIVORS IN TORNADO DEVASTATIONCriswell's comments come after a tornado outbreak terrorized parts of the Midwest on Friday and Saturday, with more than 100 people feared dead and leaving thousands without power throughout much of Kentucky, Illinois, and Arkansas. I think there is still hope, and we should continue to try to find as many people as we can." Criswell's comments come after President Biden said it was too early to tell whether climate change could have played a role in the outbreak, saying he would have the Environmental Protection Agency assess the possibility.
Brooklyn’s Industry City producing leases like crazy
       
The owners of Industry City in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park suffered a setback last year when one progress-hating City Council member torpedoed a rezoning that would have allowed a few more buildings to rise at the 35-acre site. CEO Andrew Kimball has plenty of good news to report about Industry City — the pandemic notwithstanding. For example, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group leases 20,000 square feet of offices within a 70,000-square-foot commissary facility, all in a single building. But unlike the Navy Yard, which is city owned and has enjoyed subsidies, Industry City is entirely privately owned and funded and is more public-friendly. “I’ve worked with [former Brooklyn borough president] Eric Adams for many years, both at the Navy Yard and at Industry City,” he said.
18-year-old indicted in connection to Sixth Street mass shooting in Austin
       
An 18-year-old man in Austin, Texas, was indicted Friday regarding his alleged connection with a mass shooting that occurred on Sixth Street in the state capital on June 6. Sixth Street is the heart of Austin's music scene and one of the city's major tourist draws. Jeremiah Tabb, 18, was indicted by a Travis County grand jury on a charge of tampering with evidence, which is a third-degree felony, according to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office will not rest until everyone responsible is held accountable," said Travis County District Attorney José Garza in a press release. The Sixth Street shooting is believed to have stemmed from a dispute between rival groups of teenagers from Killeen, according to court documents obtained by FOX 7.
Congress must do more to stop China’s military-industrial spying on US campuses
       
Beijing exploits America’s top research universities to boost the Chinese military-industrial complex, and it needs to stop. A new report from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies details how China-sponsored Confucius Institutes at campuses across America facilitate Beijing’s espionage. In particular, research partnerships with 28 universities (including Stanford, Tufts and Texas A&M) boost Beijing’s military apparatus, including intelligence, nuclear weapons and cyberespionage platforms. And they facilitate forming the “research partnerships” that quietly let Beijing steal technology and other intellectual property. Congress cracked down on the spying by banning universities that host Confucius Institutes from receiving key Defense Department grants and contracts; two-thirds of the institutes across US academia have since closed.
Hochul retains pollster who helped Cuomo fight sex harass claims
       
Pollock served as part of the Cuomo “rapid response” team, according to the texts. Pollster Jefrey Pollock and his Global Strategy Group is working on Hochul’s gubernatorial campaign. Global Strategy GroupPollock participated in an Albany prepping session with the then-governor and other staff before a March 3 press conference to discuss the harassment claims. Hochul should retain anyone who helped Cuomo try to circumvent accountability,” said Eric Vladimer of the Sexual Harassment Working Group. The Global Strategy Group website boasts of serving as campaign aides to Hochul, AG James and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Vladimir Putin shouldn’t be a hero to the American right
       
No CPAC invitation will be in the offing anytime soon, but Vladimir Putin has picked up admirers on the populist right here and abroad that he doesn’t deserve. With Putin threatening to invade Ukraine, the Russian dictator will again become a top-of-mind concern. They think he has the right enemies, namely the same establishment that also scorned Donald Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin sits during his talk with US President Joe Biden regarding Russian forces building up at the Ukraine border. Likewise, just because Putin is pursuing his self-interest in Ukraine, it doesn’t mean we can’t pursue ours.
City Council’s latest blow to tenants who want to rent their apartments on Airbnb
       
New York lawmakers clearly hate New Yorkers. That’s what the City Council did last week by passing a bill meant to make it much harder for tenants to open their homes for rent via services like Airbnb. What do lawmakers — like Councilman Ben Kallos, who sponsored the bill — have against tenants, anyway? The legislation forces short-term rental hosts to register with the city and provide mountains of information. Then how about rolling back rent regulation, which would “put housing back on the market” practically overnight?
Subway robbery doubled in November as NYC transit crime nears 2019 levels
       
November saw a huge jump in subway robberies and overall felonies underground, according to newly released statistics. The figures included in the public materials for Monday’s MTA transit committee meeting show felony robberies more than doubled from October to November, from 40 to 88. According to a spokesman, Mayor-elect Eric Adams wants to increase the amount of transit cops in subway stations. The rate of subway crimes soared amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021 compared to 2019, when NYPD recorded a comparatively scant 1.47 felonies per million riders. That said, subway crime totals in 2021 are the lowest in 25 years, the MTA said.
FOX News Rundown EXTRA: Mike Rowe Unedited
       
While the job market in the U.S. is looking more promising as the latest weekly jobless claims hit their lowest level since September 1969, there remains an ongoing concern about the country’s labor shortage. Currently, there are 11 million job openings and employers across the country say they can’t recruit people to work. On The FOX News Rundown earlier this week, Lisa Brady spoke to Mike Rowe, host of ‘Dirty Jobs’, about what the labor shortage in the U.S. says about the direction of work culture in this country and why we do not do enough to celebrate the blue-collar worker. Rowe gave his thoughts on the state of the country’s labor market and explained why he thinks it is important his show gives a spotlight to Americans doing difficult, essential work. On The FOX News Rundown EXTRA, you will hear our entire conversation with Mike Rowe and hear more of his take on the job market and his many projects, including his hit new song, “Santa’s Gotta Dirty Job”.
First lady Jill Biden dismisses concerns about president's mental fitness: 'Ridiculous'
       
First lady Jill Biden dismissed concerns about President Biden 's mental acuity as "ridiculous," during an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning." Touching on the president's plummeting poll numbers, CBS correspondent Rita Braver noted to the first lady: "Quite a few Americans have some questions about the president’s current mental fitness." "I think that’s ridiculous," Jill Biden responded. And, you know, we talk about what's going on every day and what's going on with our lives. Jill Biden said she believes that public opinion will "turn around" when they comprehend what the president is attempting to accomplish.
Biden dismisses criticism of Afghanistan withdrawal, repeats lie about war
       
During an interview with CBS News Correspondent Rita Braver, Biden brought up Afghanistan, claiming that he opposed the war from the beginning and shifting responsibility for the disastrous withdrawal. Well, I've been against that war in Afghanistan from the very beginning," Biden said. Biden has repeatedly touted his opposition to then-President Barack Obama's "surge" of additional troops into Afghanistan when Biden was vice president in 2009. President Biden also twisted the criticism over his withdrawal from Afghanistan. "If there's American citizens left, we're gonna stay to get them all out," Biden told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Aug. 16.
Zephyr Teachout suspends AG campaign, throws support behind James’ reelection
       
New York Attorney General candidate Zephyr Teachout announced she has suspended her campaign after current AG Letitia James announced she had ended her gubernatorial campaign and will instead seek reelection. Zephy Teachout suspended her Attorney General campaign on December 12, 2021 and threw her support behind Attorney General Letitia James. Michael Brochstein/Sipa USANew York Attorney General Letitia James suspended her campaign on December 9, 2021 and decided to seek reelection as Attorney General. “Attorney General Letitia James is an exceptional leader and dedicated public servant. “I strongly support Attorney General James in her re-election and her critical fights to deliver justice for the people of New York.
Trey Gowdy & Will Cain Top 5 Phrases I Would Retire
       
The FOX Top 5 podcast. From greatest Presidential quotes to favorite family traditions, to guilty pleasures… Join your favorite FOX News anchors, reporters, and personalities every week, as they pair up to share their top five lists on a wide range of topics. This week, Former Congressman, Host of Sunday Night In America on the Fox News Channel and host of The Trey Gowdy Podcast, Trey Gowdy, joins Co-Host of Fox and Friends Weekend and Host of The Will Cain Podcast, Will Cain, to share their top 5 Phrases I Would Retire.
High-profile Houston Democrats face corruption allegations
       
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo are each battling similar but separate controversies involving millions of dollars in government contracts awarded to politically connected individuals. When asked about the subpoena, an attorney for Hidalgo told local press, "We have always followed the law, and we continue to follow the law." A spokesperson for Hidalgo previously told FOX 26 that Pereyra’s firm has worked with the county on projects before, including the most recent census. Houston City Councilman Michael Kubosh told Fox News in a phone interview that "nothing pollutes like power, and nothing pollutes absolutely like absolute power." "The General Land Office has approved every city housing development since taking over the DR-17 funding.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio claims city is 'much safer' now than when he took office despite more murders
       
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed Sunday that the city is "much safer" now than it was when he took the reins eight years ago, despite a recent surge in murders. "Eight years I’ve been mayor, index crimes, major crimes in New York City down 11% over eight years. "The bottom line is that there is today in New York City, a much safer city than we were eight years ago." While major crimes are down overall, murders skyrocketed last year and have remained high so far in 2021. New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea blamed bail reform for the surge in hate crimes.
NBC's Chuck Todd says some factors for Biden's low polling are 'out of their control' and 'not his fault'
       
Chuck Todd of MSNBC’s "Meet the Press" appeared to defend President Joe Biden from his low approval rating during Sunday’s show. Joe Biden also campaigned on a big broad agenda of addressing civil rights and getting people back on their feet after this. "Is it all Joe Biden’s fault? Is that Joe Biden? A new poling survey suggested a close race between President Biden and former President Donald Trump should he run again in 2024.
Houston police, sheriff’s office arrest suspect in ambush attack that killed 1 deputy, injured 2 others
       
Houston police on Sunday said a suspect has been arrested in connection with the October 16 shooting that killed a deputy and wounded two others. The three deputy constables were shot in an ambush attack on October 16. The third deputy was shot when he came to help. He recently returned to work after parental leave and left behind a wife and 2-month-old baby, according to the sheriff’s office. HPD had announced a reward of up to $75,000 for information leading to the identity, arrest, and charges of the suspect in the October 16 shooting.
Texas mother, daughter killed as human smuggler crashes into them while evading law enforcement near border
       
Police have identified the victims of a car crash Saturday involving a human smuggler as a mother and daughter from Texas. The alleged smuggler ran a stop sign while fleeing from police and T-boned the victims’ vehicle. He also allegedly had six illegal immigrants in his vehicle, all of whom are now in custody. The alleged smuggler, an 18-year-old U.S. citizen, had six illegal immigrants in the vehicle at the time of the incident. The smuggler faces charges of felony evading and human smuggling.
Biden’s top Secret Service agent reportedly leaves for Wall Street firm
       
The head of President Biden’s security detail is reportedly leaving the Secret Service for a job at a Wall Street firm. It’s not clear which New York investment firm has hired David Cho, who’s been with the Secret Service for more than 25 years, according to Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with the matter. In 2019, Cho received the Exceptional Service Gold Medal for negotiating with North Korean leaders ahead of then-President Donald Trump’s visit. AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaRepresentatives for the Secret Service did not immediately return The Post’s request for comment. Secret Service Agent Cho walks closely behind President Biden.
Letters to the Editor — Dec. 13, 2021
       
The Issue: The City Council’s passage of a bill to allow noncitizens to vote in New York City elections. They tell us that if we don’t like this voting bill, we can move. Michael O’BrienManhattanThe New York City Council has passed a bill to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. I suggest that he take a civics course and familiarize himself with the Constitution and legal voting rights. It’s only New York City now, but craziness often starts locally.
Florida Dems face uphill battle in 2022 as GOP voting numbers grow
       
In Florida, for the first time in modern history, registered Republican voters outnumber Democrats. "We did not dismantle any operations; to the contrary, we continued to build on them," said Helen Aguirre Ferré, executive director of the state Republican Party. Over the past decade, Republicans had slowly been gaining on Democrats, and DeSantis and Republicans had made a sustained push on registration. The most up-to-date figures from the state election agency show 5,118,357 registered Republicans and 5,114,039 Democrats. "Florida voters are choosing the Republican Party over the Democratic Party because we value freedom and liberty and reject Democrat-led government control.
Kentucky ‘looks worse today’ than yesterday with 'people unaccounted for': Rep. Comer
       
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., appeared on "Fox and Friends" Sunday from Kentucky where a tornado touched down this weekend, killing upwards of 80 people. TORNADOES SLAM MIDWEST, SOUTH; DOZENS FEARED DEAD: LIVE UPDATESJAMES COMER: I've told several people this morning I think it looks worse today than it did yesterday. Yesterday, you're just hit with the shock today, the reality setting in. I fear that number is going to rise a little more. But then we're going to begin the process of rebuilding and there are enough people in these little communities that have so much community pride.
Newsom's gun-control stunt – good TV, bad law
       
First, the Texas law was quickly found to be unconstitutional by the district court, as would the California law. Second, the Supreme Court just allowed pre-enforcement challenges so the California law could be challenged to avoid any "chilling effect" on gun rights. The Texas law was so menacing because it exposed such a wide array of people to potential lawsuit. It would not be quite as popular to go after gun owners or gun rights groups. That is why the new California law is certain to play better on cable than in the courts.
Julian Assange suffered stroke during October appeal hearing, fiancée claims
       
Julian Assange suffered a stroke during his court appeal in October, according to his fiancée. Stella Morris, Assange’s partner and mother of his children, posted the claim on social media Saturday. During the Oct. 27 hearing, Assange appeared several times over the five-hour session. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"This is an abusive, vindictive prosecution," she said to the press Sunday. She also said in the immediate aftermath of the new ruling that Assange’s legal team would appeal the decision "at the earliest possible moment."
De Blasio defends NYC COVID-19 vaccine mandates in TV show blitz
       
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday sparred on national TV with critics of his controversial COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including last week’s edict requiring the jabs for all private-industry workers in the Big Apple. “By and large, these mandates are unconstitutional overreaches, and the courts are looking at it in that fashion,” Hutchinson said. So, I’m going to argue to you that mandates work, and it’s time,” de Blasio insisted. “Every time we’ve put a mandate in place, it has worked,” Mayor Bill de Blasio argued. Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office“And that’s because we use incentives and mandates and every single mandate we’ve put in place has greatly increased the number of people vaccinated.
VP Kamala Harris says ‘ridiculous’ headlines won’t distract her
       
?Vice President Kamala Harris brushed off negative media coverage about her, saying she will not be distracted by “ridiculous” headlines. “There is nothing about this job that is supposed to be easy,” Harris told the San Francisco Chronicle? in an interview published Sunday?. If it was easy, it would have been handled before it comes to me,” Harris said. ?According to sources, Harris spent over $500 on cookware while she was visiting Paris on November 23, 2021. ??The vice president, who previously served as a US senator from California, said she’s hoping to ?travel around the country more next year.
Jill Biden, Douglas Emhoff to visit Waukesha more than 3 weeks after parade attack
       
First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff are set to visit Wisconsin next week, including a stop in Waukesha more than three weeks after a man in a car killed six people there at a Christmas parade. The White House announced Friday that Biden and Emhoff will travel to New York City on Wednesday morning followed by stops in Milwaukee and Waukesha in the afternoon. BIDEN, WHO CAMPAIGNED ON EMPATHY, DOESN'T VISIT SCENES OF NATIONAL TRAGEDIESThe White House didn’t release any additional details about the trip. The visit to Waukesha comes after 39-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr. allegedly plowed through a crowd of innocent people attending a Christmas parade, killing six people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring 62 more on Nov. 21. President Biden, who campaigned on a platform of empathy, came under fire in recent weeks for not visiting Waukesha after the tragedy.
Oxford High School shooting survivors' parents sue district for 'reckless disregard' of students' safety
       
The parents of two Oxford High School students who survived the Nov. 30 shooting that left four students dead are suing the Michigan school district for endangering students. MICHIGAN SCHOOL SHOOTING SUSPECT POSTED DIRECT THREAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA DAY BEFORE TRAGEDY: LAWSUITCrumbley allegedly shot plaintiffs' 17-year-old daughter, Riley, in the neck. OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS CREDIT DOOR LOCK COMPANY FOR SAVING LIVES FROM SCHOOL SHOOTER"The Oakland County prosecutor has done her job, and she is holding the parents accountable…but that's not enough. MICHIGAN PROSECUTOR HIGHLIGHTS TEXTS FROM SCHOOL SHOOTING SUSPECT'S PARENTS SENT TO SON BEFORE TRAGEDYThe complaint also alleges that Thorne "sent correspondence and emails to parents at Oxford High School reassuring them that their children were safe at Oxford High School." Mullins said Ryan Moore, one of the defendants mentioned in his lawsuit, is "not the Dean of Students" at Oxford High.
Oxford High School denied Michigan attorney general's shooting investigation offer: 'Extremely disappointed'
       
The Oxford Community School District denied Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's offer to conduct a third-party investigation into the Nov. 30 school shooting that left four students dead and seven others injured, according to Nessel's office. "This tragedy demands a united effort from all of us who serve the Oxford community," she said in a statement. Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Thorne announced on Saturday that the school district had launched a third-party investigation into the tragedy. "To that end, I’ve asked for a third-party investigation be conducted so we leave no stone unturned, including any and all interaction the student had with staff and students." The announcement came after the Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said on Friday there were warning signs from the student charged in the school shooting.
National school board bleeding members, cash may now face challenge from rival group
       
The National School Board Association has hemorrhaged members and funds following the revelation of a letter that compared parents to domestic terrorists. School board associations in various states faced tense situations as disgruntled parents vented their frustrations over COVID-19 mask mandates, remote learning and other difficulties in the classroom. The NSBA submitted a letter to President Biden in which it claimed members suffered acts of "malice, violence and threats" that "could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes." The letter, submitted in September, drew immediate backlash from the public and some individual state associations. ARIZONA PARENTS WHO FOUGHT SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT MAKE PICK FOR GOVERNOR'S RACEAlabama split from the NSBA last week, and Arkansas has mulled following the other states out the door.
Luxury labels like Bentley and Baccarat launch condo towers in Miami
       
A new crop of Miami towers is making it easier than ever to live inside the world of your favorite luxury label. Prices range from $1.4 million to $4.7 million. They know they’re getting something very high quality.”Another luxury marque racing into Miami is Bentley. The English carmaker’s Bentley Residences in Sunny Isles Beach, developed by Gil Dezer, will be the tallest beachfront condo tower in the US at 749 feet. The eight-story Diesel Wynwood will offer 159 turn-key residences designed by the Italian brand’s Living wing.
Nielsen TV ratings exec faced ethics probe over affair with company lawyer
       
2 executive for having an affair with a company lawyer, The Post has learned. But the alleged affair with the Nielsen lawyer — who also got a promotion during the trysts — has raised eyebrows during an era of “Me Too” corporate scrutiny. I am confident in the thoroughness of the investigation Nielsen completed and support its conclusions.” He declined to comment further on the alleged affair. Chief Operating Officer Karthik Rao, second from right, was investigated by Nielsen for having an alleged affair with a company lawyer. While sources said Rao was cleared of code of conduct violations, it’s unclear if he faced any punishment for the alleged affair.
Don Lemon praises gas prices after Biden admin asks media for ‘favorable’ coverage
       
CNN host Don Lemon celebrated that the national average for gas prices was “easing up” — after it was revealed that the Biden administration reportedly had secret talks with media outlets to push for more positive coverage about its handling of the economy. Some critics say Lemon’s effusive coverage is due to the Biden administration “begging” for more favorable coverage. Bloomberg via Getty ImagesStill, some questioned whether the Biden administration media campaign played a role in Lemon’s effusive coverage. “State-run media: CNN’s Don Lemon does the White House’s bidding by praising the price of gas falling just 5 cents,” Media Research Center deputy editor Nicholas Fondacaro wrote on Twitter. “This is what the Biden administration wanted when they brought in media outlets to tell them how to spin the numbers.”CNN didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.
How disgraced health expert Carrie Bourassa passed as indigenous for years
       
Bourassa was also suspended as scientific director of the indigenous health branch of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Bourassa went on to become one of the most important indigenous health experts in Canada. Bourassa told the CBC that she never saw the proof he said he found. “He was a well-respected leader in my community,” Bourassa told a Canadian Senate panel in June 2012. Burnett has a doctorate in educational psychology, and Bourassa earned her PhD in 2008 in indigenous health.
Bizarre wedding announcement goes viral, reveals man’s dark past