According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, new measures will be announced to help the people of Lebanon. “We stand ready to assist the government of Lebanon as it grapples with this horrible tragedy,” he stated. “You’ll see the United States announce a number of things we intend to do to assist the people of […]
Yu Ben Meng, the chief investment officer of California’s public pension, resigned Thursday after less than two years in the position, during which he came under heavy scrutiny for his ties to China and several investment decisions. Meng resigned effective Wednesday, citing a desire to focus on his health and family, California Public Employees’ Retirement System […]
On August 4, 2020, Breitbart News reported Biden tweeted, “As president, I’ll take on the powerful gun lobby to pass universal background checks, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and close loopholes to keep guns out of dangerous hands. We can and will end our gun violence epidemic.” On August 5, 2020, Biden tweeted, “Weapons of […]
Weekly unemployment claims fell last week to their lowest level since the coronavirus pandemic began, although claims continue to be filed at a rate unprecedented before the U.S. outbreak began. Initial jobless claims totaled 1.186 million for the week ending August 1, below the 1.42 million economists had expected and about 249,000 less than the […]
Facebook and Twitter took action against President Trump’s official and campaign accounts respectively on Wednesday, saying the accounts broke misinformation rules in posting a video clip in which the president says children are “almost immune” from COVID-19. Facebook removed the post of the video clip from a Fox News interview in which the president argues […]
Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor for the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, said Wednesday that the country can overcome the coronavirus without shutting down the economy a second time. “There seems to be a misperception that either you shut down completely and damage a lot of things, mental health, the economy, all kinds of things, […]
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, signed an executive directive on Wednesday ordering state employees to undergo “implicit bias training.” Executive directives allow the Michigan governor to establish procedures or basic policy for employees of the state’s executive branch. According to the directive, current state employees will be required to undergo
Lebanon will officially observe three days of mourning beginning Wednesday after a massive explosion in Beirut killed at least 100 people and injured at least 4,000 more on Tuesday, according to Lebanon’s state media, NNA. “The disaster is unprecedented,” secretary general of the Lebanese Red Cross George Kettaneh told NNA. The explosions were fueled by […]
Missouri voters on Tuesday approved a plan to expand the state’s Medicaid program, making it the second state to expand coverage this year since the coronavirus pandemic battered its economy. More than half of voters, 53 percent, voted in a ballot initiative to expand federal health insurance coverage to more than 230,000 low-income residents. The […]
Representative Roger Marshall (R., Kansas) claimed victory over the controversial former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the Republican Senate primary Tuesday night. Though Kansas has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1932, some strategists believe November’s general election to replace GOP Senator Pat Roberts, who is retiring, may be a competitive […]
The Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution will hold a congressional hearing Tuesday on violence and criminal acts tied to Antifa. The committee, chaired by Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas), will hold a hearing titled “The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence.” “Americans have a constitutional right to gather, […]
Homicides and gun violence have spiked in major cities around the country since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, spurred by an economic recession and unrest that arose from protests against police brutality. Across the nation’s 50 largest cities, homicides are up 24 percent this year, totaling 3,612 so far, according to a Wall Street Journal […]
A new federal court filing Monday from the Manhattan district attorney suggests the prosecutor’s office may be investigating President Trump and his company for bank and insurance fraud. The filing, from District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., argues that Trump’s accountants must comply with a subpoena to turn over eight years of corporate and personal tax returns, citing […]
A former MSNBC producer on Monday published a searing open letter explaining why she left the network, writing that the broadcast news industry is a “cancer” that “stokes national division” due to the prioritization of ratings. Ariana Pekary, a producer for MSNBC’s primetime show “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” said her last day at the […]
A series of massive explosions detonated in Beirut on Tuesday, with footage showing a mushroom cloud and shockwave emanating from the city port. Video of the explosion that rocked #Beirut not long ago — Intel Air & Sea (@air_intel) August 4, 2020 It is still unclear what caused the explosions. Lebanese security forces claimed […]
A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev detonated two pressure-cooker bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013, killing three and injuring over 260 bystanders. Tamerlan was killed in a subsequent shootout with police, while Dzhokhar was found […]
Thousands gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions as authorities raise concerns about a rise in new infections. The demonstration, called “The end of the pandemic – freedom day,” drew people from various parts of Germany after weeks of planning. Police used bullhorns to ask participants to adhere to safety precautions, including social distancing
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) singled out a statue of Father Damien, a Catholic priest who ministered to a Hawaiian leper colony, as an example of “white supremacist culture.” Father Damien, born Jozef de Veuster in Belgium, arrived in Hawaii in 1864 when the islands were an independent kingdom. The priest conducted missionary work on […]
Following news that the United States had suffered its worst-ever GDP contraction amid the coronavirus pandemic, both MSNBC anchor Brian Williams and CNN anchor Chris Cuomo incorrectly characterized the numbers as they took the opportunity to criticize President Trump. The Commerce Department said Thursday that national gross domestic product fell 9.5 percent from April
A judicial panel decided Thursday that federal judges won’t be barred from membership in the Federalist Society, leading Senator Ben Sasse (R., N.E.) to mock Democrats for their “smear campaign” against the conservative organization. “I’m glad the Judicial Conference decided not to participate in a vicious liberal smear campaign against the Federalist Society,” said Sasse,
The Civil Rights Office for the city of Seattle has developed a curriculum on “institutionalized racial superiority” that appears designed to train white people only, according to documents obtained by independent journalist Christopher Rufo. The documents include powerpoint slides for a course on “Institutionalized Racial Superiority for white people.” One slide asks