Sunday, January 31, 2021

Democratic Party tweet accused of contradicting Biden's original promise for third, $2000 stimulus check

Biden promised a separate, $2,000 stimulus check would 'go out the door immediately' if Georgia voters cast their ballots for newly-elected Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock during the state runoff elections earlier this month.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-party-twitter-account-faces-backlash-for-saying-600-was-down-payment-on-2000-stimulus-checks

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, facing GOP-led recall, criticized by Democrats over COVID-19 response

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, already busy fending off a growing GOP-led recall threat, is now dealing with a new front of attacks from members of his own party over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-gov-gavin-newsom-facing-gop-led-recall-criticized-by-democrats-over-covid-19-response

Single Covid case in Western Australia leads to 5-day lockdown for 2 million

Parts of Western Australia went into a five-day lockdown Sunday, after a hotel security tested positive for coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/australia/western-australia-covid-lockdown-intl-hnk/index.html

Beautiful Italian town sells ready-to-occupy homes at bargain prices

If you've been tempted to pick up one of the dilapidated houses offered for sale in Italy for little more than $1 but had second thoughts about the hassle of renovating it, one town has an offer that might just tempt you.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/biccari-italy-cheap-houses/index.html

Blake Lively says she felt 'insecure' about her body after the birth of her third child and struggled finding clothes that fit

Blake Lively wants you to know that being a celebrity does not necessarily make her immune to feeling insecure.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/entertainment/blake-lively-body-baby-instagram-trnd/index.html

Chicago mayor orders teachers to return to classroom as tug-of-war with union intensifies

"All teachers, pre-K through eight and cluster teachers must report," Lightfoot said in a press conference Sunday evening. "If you don’t have an approved accommodation, we expect to see you back in class. Those who do not report to work…we will have to take action. Let’s avoid that."

This Day in History: Jan. 31

The U.S. enters the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer 1.

Chicago mayor orders teachers to return to classroom as tug-of-war with union intensifies

"All teachers, pre-K through eight and cluster teachers must report," Lightfoot said in a press conference Sunday evening. "If you don’t have an approved accommodation, we expect to see you back in class. Those who do not report to work…we will have to take action. Let’s avoid that."

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/chicago-mayor-orders-teachers-to-return-to-classroom

Burma’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials arrested, party spokesman says

Burma’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early morning raid, the spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy said on Monday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/world/aung-san-suu-kyi-and-other-leaders-arrested-party-spokesman-says

Sanders dismisses Biden 'unity' pledge to push COVID relief bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., suggested Sunday that the push to pass President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill without Republican support takes precedence over Biden's pledge for "unity" and bipartisan lawmaking. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nice-while-it-lasted-sanders-dismisses-biden-unity-pledge-to-push-covid-relief-bill

Two years later: VP Kamala Harris once called Jussie Smollett the victim of a 'modern day lynching'

Friday marked two years since now-vice president Kamala Harris publically expressed support for actor Jussie Smollett after he claimed to be a victim of a hate crime.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-jussie-smollett-attack-modern-day-lynching

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained, says ruling party spokesman

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other top government figures have been detained, a spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy told CNN on Monday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/world/myanmar-aung-san-suu-kyi-detained-intl/index.html

Skier found dead after being buried by an avalanche in Utah

A skier died after being buried by an avalanche Saturday in the backcountry of Summit County, Utah.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/us/skier-buried-avalanche-utah-summit-county-trnd/index.html

Connecticut man arrested for 2004 murder of 16-year-old girl

Police in Waterbury, Connecticut, arrested and charged a local man for the murder of a 16-year-old girl whose 2004 death had long been unsolved.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/us/connecticut-cold-case-murder/index.html

Condo board suing Florida woman over feeding of stray cat

A condominium association in Florida is suing a 78-year-old woman over the feeding of a stray cat.

Sanders dismisses Biden 'unity' pledge to push COVID relief bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., suggested Sunday that the push to pass President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill without Republican support takes precedence over Biden's pledge for "unity" and bipartisan lawmaking. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nice-while-it-lasted-sanders-dismisses-biden-unity-pledge-to-push-covid-relief-bill

Two years later: VP Kamala Harris once called Jussie Smollett the victim of a 'modern day lynching'

Friday marked two years since now-vice president Kamala Harris publically expressed support for actor Jussie Smollett after he claimed to be a victim of a hate crime.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-jussie-smollett-attack-modern-day-lynching

Jared Goff on joining Lions: 'I'm excited to be somewhere that I know wants me'

Jared Goff was the No. 1 overall pick by the Rams in the 2016 NFL Draft. Three years later, he signed a four-year, $134 million deal to remain with the team, but over the weekend, Los Angeles was headed in a different direction at the quarterback position.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/jared-goff-on-joining-lions-im-excited-to-be-somewhere-that-i-know-wants-me

Shaquille O'Neal says Tom Brady stuck it to Patriots by leading Buccaneers to Super Bowl

NBA icon Shaquille O’Neal is impressed with Tom Brady’s career resume.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/shaquille-oneal-says-tom-brady-stuck-it-patriots-leading-buccaneers-super-bowl

Condo board suing Florida woman over feeding of stray cat

A condominium association in Florida is suing a 78-year-old woman over the feeding of a stray cat.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/condo-board-suing-florida-woman-over-feeding-of-stray-cat

Ex-San Diego mayor’s exploratory team to challenge Newsom raises over $1 million, ' hungry for an alternative'

Since announcing an exploratory committee earlier this month to challenge California Gov. Gavin Newsom, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has raised more than $1 million, a figure Faulconer’s senior adviser believes is a sign that Californians are hungry for new leadership.  

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ex-san-diego-mayor-exploratory-committee-challenge-gov-newsom-raised-1-million

Jokic has 47 points, Nuggets end Jazz winning streak at 11

Nikola Jokic matched his career high with 47 points and the fast-starting Denver Nuggets beat Utah 128-117 on Sunday to end the Jazz’s winning streak at 11.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/jokic-has-47-points-nuggets-end-jazz-winning-streak-at-11

Ex-San Diego mayor’s exploratory team to challenge Newsom raises over $1 million, ' hungry for an alternative'

Since announcing an exploratory committee earlier this month to challenge California Gov. Gavin Newsom, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has raised more than $1 million, a figure Faulconer’s senior adviser believes is a sign that Californians are hungry for new leadership.  

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ex-san-diego-mayor-exploratory-committee-challenge-gov-newsom-raised-1-million

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Philadelphia deputy health commissioner resigns following COVID bidding controversy

Philadelphia Deputy Health Commissioner Dr. Caroline Johnson has resigned after a report found she was unfairly giving a vaccine bidding advantage to Philly Fighting COVID, the city’s largest vaccine distribution site.

Baltimore security guard exchanges gunfire with police after dispute over paycheck

After a security guard at a Baltimore grocery store became enraged over the amount of his paycheck, he exchanged gunfire with two police officers and fled the scene, the city's police commissioner said Saturday. 

Minnesota police say shooting leaves three dead, including two kids

St. Paul police are looking for the suspect in a Saturday afternoon shooting that left three people dead, including a juvenile boy. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/3-people-fatally-shot-in-st-paul-saturday

Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff involved in blockbuster trade between Lions and Rams: report

The Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams reportedly agreed to a blockbuster quarterback swap Saturday night.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/matthew-stafford-jared-goff-trade-lions-rams-report

Philadelphia deputy health commissioner resigns following COVID bidding controversy

Philadelphia Deputy Health Commissioner Dr. Caroline Johnson has resigned after a report found she was unfairly giving a vaccine bidding advantage to Philly Fighting COVID, the city’s largest vaccine distribution site.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/philadelphia-deputy-health-commissioner-resigns-following-covid-bidding-controversy

Congresswoman pleads for lax security restrictions in favor of sledding as snow storm looms

Washington, D.C.’s one and only congresswoman pleaded with Capitol Police Saturday, to loosen security measures as the Nation’s capital braces for what could be one of the biggest snow storms in years.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/congresswoman-pleads-for-lax-security-restrictions-in-favor-of-sledding-as-snow-storm-looms

Biden's political correctness could threaten women’s sports: NY Post columnist

Political correctness regarding gender and athletics could spell the end for women’s sports as they currently exist, according to New York Post sports columnist Phil Mushnick.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/bidens-political-correctness-could-threaten-womens-sports-ny-post-columnist

Janice Dean goes after NBC’s Lester Holt for protecting Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Senior meteorologist for Fox News, Janice Dean, went after NBC anchor Lester Holt Saturday, for censoring a friend of hers in order to protect New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/janice-dean-goes-after-nbcs-lester-holt-for-protecting-gov-andrew-cuomo

Baltimore security guard exchanges gunfire with police after dispute over paycheck

After a security guard at a Baltimore grocery store became enraged over the amount of his paycheck, he exchanged gunfire with two police officers and fled the scene, the city's police commissioner said Saturday. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/baltimore-security-guard-exchanges-gunfire-with-police-after-dispute-over-paycheck

9 nuns die of Covid-19 after outbreak at Adrian Dominican Sisters campus in Michigan

Before December 20, there had not been any cases of Covid-19 among the nuns living at the Motherhouse campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/us/michigan-nuns-covid-19-nine-deaths/index.html

Suspect arrested for attacking Bill Clinton's former private detective Jack Palladino

San Francisco police have arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery and assault that left Jack Palladino, the famed private investigator who once worked for former President Bill Clinton, on life support, according to local reports.

Hiding Hunter Biden laying low in LA, starting art career with shady dealer

As federal prosecutors continue their criminal probes into Hunter Biden’s taxes and international business dealings, the President’s son — shuttling between Washington DC and a sprawling Hollywood Hills home — is lying low, consulting with lawyers and focusing on his new career in art.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hiding-hunter-biden-laying-low-in-la-starting-art-career-with-shady-dealer

Suspect arrested for attacking Bill Clinton's former private detective Jack Palladino

San Francisco police have arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery and assault that left Jack Palladino, the famed private investigator who once worked for former President Bill Clinton, on life support, according to local reports.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/attack-on-bill-clintons-former-private-detective-jack-palladino

Hiding Hunter Biden laying low in LA, starting art career with shady dealer

As federal prosecutors continue their criminal probes into Hunter Biden’s taxes and international business dealings, the President’s son — shuttling between Washington DC and a sprawling Hollywood Hills home — is lying low, consulting with lawyers and focusing on his new career in art.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hiding-hunter-biden-laying-low-in-la-starting-art-career-with-shady-dealer

Pakistan battles 'tsunami' of Covid-19 patients with few vaccines in sight

Keeping vigil outside the hospital ward in Karachi, Daniyal Ameen watched his father breathing through a ventilator via a live video link from the intensive care unit (ICU).

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/asia/coronavirus-vaccine-divide-pakistan-dst-intl-hnk/index.html

Political correctness could threaten women’s sports

Why can’t the political and the practical co-exist? Why must otherwise sound, noble ideologies be so detached from common-sense realities?

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/political-correctness-could-threaten-womens-sports

UK prepares to welcome thousands of Hong Kongers fleeing national security law

The United Kingdom is preparing to welcome potentially tens of thousands of migrants from Hong Kong, with the opening of a new visa for residents of the former British colony this Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/29/asia/uk-hong-kong-bno-passports-intl-hnk/index.html

Residents of Washington town wonder if QAnon has taken hold of their mayor

The 7,000 residents of Sequim, Washington, nestled in a valley on the Olympic peninsula two hours west of Seattle, are grappling with a big question: Has the QAnon conspiracy taken hold of their mayor?

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/us/sequim-washington-mayor-qanon/index.html

Plan to vaccinate Guantanamo Bay detainees against Covid-19 has been paused

An earlier plan to give Guantanamo Bay detainees the Covid-19 vaccine has been paused as of Saturday, according to a US Pentagon official.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/30/politics/guantanamo-bay-detainees-covid-19-vaccine-paused/index.html

NYC nursing home resident who was denied a vaccine dies of COVID-19

A 66-year-old patient at Dry Harbor Nursing Home died of COVID-19 last week after the Queens facility gave vaccines only to permanent residents — a misguided policy the state allegedly knew about in advance.

NYC nursing home resident who was denied a vaccine dies of COVID-19

A 66-year-old patient at Dry Harbor Nursing Home died of COVID-19 last week after the Queens facility gave vaccines only to permanent residents — a misguided policy the state allegedly knew about in advance.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-nursing-home-resident-who-was-denied-a-vaccine-dies-of-covid-19

Environmental journalist praises Biden's 'week of climate climaxing'

President Joe Biden unleashed a flurry of executive orders on the environment to start his term, leading one climate journalist to tell MSNBC "it's like a week of climate climaxing."

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/environemntal-journalist-praises-bidens-week-of-climate-climaxing

Coronavirus sees uptick in demand for home care workers

Tens of thousands of new patients are requesting at-home treatment as the demand for home care workers skyrockets.

source https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavirus-sees-uptick-in-demand-for-home-care-workers

Friday, January 29, 2021

Thousands oppose San Francisco's move to rename schools as petition picks up steam

Thousands of people have signed a petition opposing San Francisco's move to rename schools.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/petition-san-francisco-school-name-changes

Florida anglers catch record-breaking swordfish that weighs 767 pounds

Four young Florida anglers made a record-breaking catch last week.

source https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/florida-anglers-record-swordfish-767-pounds

Coachella, Stagecoach music festivals canceled for 2021 due to coronavirus

Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been canceled for 2021, the second year in a row, due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/coachella-stagecoach-music-festivals-canceled-2021-coronavirus

Rod Stewart, son Sean reach plea deal over Florida altercation

"Rhythm of My Heart" singer Rod Stewart and his son Sean have reached a plea deal after battery charges were brought against them in response to a New Year's Day 2020 altercation with a security guard at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/rod-stewart-son-plea-deal-florida-battery-charges

Judge orders Trump Organization to hand over documents to New York attorney general

A judge in New York has ordered the attorneys for the Trump Organization to give unprivileged documents to the state's attorney general by Feb. 4.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-york-judge-trump-organization-documents

Sarah Huckabee Sanders reveals her plans for Arkansas if elected governor

Sarah Huckabee Sanders outlined her plans on Twitter Friday if she wins the race for Arkansas governor. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sarah-sanders-plans-arkansas-governor

Judge orders Trump Organization to hand over documents to New York attorney general

A judge in New York has ordered the attorneys for the Trump Organization to give unprivileged documents to the state's attorney general by Feb. 4.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-york-judge-trump-organization-documents

Sarah Huckabee Sanders reveals her plans for Arkansas if elected governor

Sarah Huckabee Sanders outlined her plans on Twitter Friday if she wins the race for Arkansas governor. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sarah-sanders-plans-arkansas-governor

Lindsey Graham says calling 'QAnon Shaman' as impeachment witness would turn trial into 'circus'

The Trump impeachment trial is one clown short of a circus, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lindsey-graham-qanon-shaman-impeachment-witness-trial-circus

Facebook's Sandberg praises Biden abortion policy, criticizes South Carolina partial ban

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is praising President Bident's recent executive order on overseas abortion providers and criticizing South Carolina's legislation banning most abortions.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/facebook-sandberg-biden-abortion

World’s tallest dog, 8-year-old Great Dane, dies

The world lost a gentle giant this week.

source https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/worlds-tallest-dog-great-dane-dies

Lindsey Graham says calling 'QAnon Shaman' as impeachment witness would turn trial into 'circus'

The Trump impeachment trial is one clown short of a circus, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lindsey-graham-qanon-shaman-impeachment-witness-trial-circus

Facebook's Sandberg praises Biden abortion policy, criticizes South Carolina partial ban

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is praising President Bident's recent executive order on overseas abortion providers and criticizing South Carolina's legislation banning most abortions.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/facebook-sandberg-biden-abortion

Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly spark engagement rumors after actress spotted wearing ring

Megan Fox was spotted wearing a big ring in New York City on Thursday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/megan-fox-machine-gun-kelly-engagement-rumors

Biden visits wounded warriors at Walter Reed hospital

In his first visit since entering the White House as Commander in Chief, President Biden spent Friday afternoon with wounded servicemen at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-visits-wounded-service-members-at-walter-reed-where-his-son-died

White House dangling school reopenings for votes on relief package

The Biden administration is turning up the heat on Republicans to stay true to their advocacy for reopening schools, which to the White House means voting for the president’s $1.9T coronavirus relief package. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-dangling-school-reopenings-votes-relief-package

Candace Owens compares Robinhood blocking GameStop stock trade to Big Tech's shutdown of Parler

Conservative commentator Candace Owens took aim at the stock trading company Robinhood for blocking amateur traders from buying stock in companies like GameStop amid the Wall Street chaos this week. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/candace-owens-robinhood-gamestop-parler

4 teens charged in series of Chicago carjackings as city grapples with alarming spike

Chicago has experienced a rash of carjackings perpetrated by underage suspects, authorities said.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/teens-carjacking-spree-chicago

Biden visits wounded warriors at Walter Reed hospital

In his first visit since entering the White House as Commander in Chief, President Biden spent Friday afternoon with wounded servicemen at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-visits-wounded-service-members-at-walter-reed-where-his-son-died

White House dangling school reopenings for votes on relief package

The Biden administration is turning up the heat on Republicans to stay true to their advocacy for reopening schools, which to the White House means voting for the president’s $1.9T coronavirus relief package. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-dangling-school-reopenings-votes-relief-package

Rep. Murphy urges Biden administration to continue Trump approach to Iran: 'These folks are not our friends'

North Carolina Republican Rep. Greg Murphy is spearheading an effort to urge President Biden not to reenter the Iran nuclear deal or ease sanctions without verifiable assurances about the country’s nuclear activities.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rep-murphy-biden-administration-trump-iran

Toomey warns GameStop trading 'a classic bubble', but sees 'no case' for SEC involvement

Senate Banking Committee member Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Friday that the sudden spike of GameStop's stock is not something the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should necessarily get involved in at this point.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/toomey-warns-gamestop-trading-bubble-case-sec-involvement

Republicans, Democrats agree hedge funds benefit over average American investors

Much of the outrage stemmed from decisions by Robinhood and other mobile brokerage platforms to restrict transactions involving GameStock and other stocks favored by retail investors.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republicans-democrats-agree-hedge-funds-benefit-too-much-over-average-americans

Thursday, January 28, 2021

South Carolina restaurant staff receives $2K tip with a note left by ‘regular’ customer

A restaurant in South Carolina recently received a generous cash tip from one of its regulars.

source https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/south-carolina-restaurant-staff-2k-cash-tip-note-regular-customer

Cicely Tyson, groundbreaking actress, dead at 96

Cicely Tyson, screen icon known for appearing on "How to Get Away with Murder," has died at the age of 96.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/cicely-tyson-actress-dead

Subway responds to fake tuna lawsuit: 'No truth to the allegations'

Subway is saying that something stinks about the lawsuit accusing it of using no tuna in its tuna sandwiches.

source https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/subway-responds-to-fake-tuna-lawsuit-no-truth-to-the-allegations

Twitter silent as AOC accuses Ted Cruz of attempted 'murder' on its platform

Twitter appears to be steering clear of the serious accusations leveled by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on its platform Thursday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/twitter-silent-as-aoc-accuses-ted-cruz-of-attempted-murder-on-its-platform

Pentagon to offer vaccines to Guantanamo Bay prisoners

Inoculations of Guantanamo Bay prisoners could begin just days after President Biden warned that it will take “months” for the majority of Americans to be vaccinated.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pentagon-vaccines-guantanamo-bay-prisoners-officials-say

1 year after Fotis Dulos suicide, wife's disappearance remains unsolved

Tuesday marked one year after Fotis Dulos attempted to take his own life amid an investigation into the disappearance of his wife, a case that remains unsolved even after exhaustive efforts by investigators. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/fotis-dulos-death-anniversary-unsolved-mystery

Pentagon to offer vaccines to Guantanamo Bay prisoners

Inoculations of Guantanamo Bay prisoners could begin just days after President Biden warned that it will take “months” for the majority of Americans to be vaccinated.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pentagon-vaccines-guantanamo-bay-prisoners-officials-say

John King: This photo tells you everything you need to know about the GOP

CNN's John King discusses the meeting between Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and former President Trump at Mar-a-lago and where the Republican party stands today.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/28/donald-trump-kevin-mccarthy-meeting-photo-tsr-vpx.cnn

Daniel Pearl's father: 'We're in shock' over ruling

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled that four men convicted of kidnapping and murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl could go free. Judea Pearl, Daniel's father, speaks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/01/28/daniel-pearl-pakistan-ruling-judea-pearl-intv-amanpour-vpx.cnn

US economy saw worst year in 2020 since 1946

President Joe Biden continues to push for a bipartisan Covid-19 relief package as the pandemic's devastating impact on the US economy comes to light. CNN's Phil Mattingly reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2021/01/28/biden-economy-covid-relief-mattingly-pkg-lead-vpx.cnn

FLASHBACK: Media fawned over Cuomo's 'leadership' during COVID as NY nursing home scandal brewed

The controversy over Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's nursing home policy reached a new level Thursday after the state's attorney general suggesting Cuomo's administration may have undercounted the number of COVID-related deaths among residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/flashback-media-fawned-over-cuomos-leadership-during-covid-as-ny-nursing-home-scandal-brewed

Emmitt Smith rips 'ultra-sensitive' Florida football players: 'Guys are getting away with mediocracy'

The seventh-ranked Florida Gators finished with an 8-2 regular-season record before falling in the SEC Championship game to No. 1 Alabama. Florida earned a spot in the Cotton Bowl, where it took on No. 6 Oklahoma, but the Sooners pulled out a 55-20 victory over the Gators, who were without 17 players due to COVID-19 protocols.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/emmitt-smith-rips-ultra-sensitive-florida-football-players-guys-getting-away-mediocracy

Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner sizzle in cheeky poolside bikini pic

The sisters just finished filming the final season of their family's reality TV show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/kourtney-kardashian-bikini-kendall-jenner-poolside

Miley Cyrus covers Mazzy Star’s 'Fade into You' in latest performance

Miley Cyrus partook in NPR's Tiny Desk concert on Thursday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/miley-cyrus-mazzy-star-fade-into-you

Catholic bishops slam Biden’s 'grievous' executive order funding overseas abortion providers

Roman Catholic bishops are condemning President Biden's decision to reverse a policy that blocks funding for overseas abortion providers, calling a recent executive order on the issue "incompatible with Catholic teaching."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/catholic-bishops-slam-biden-mexico-city-abortion

Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter Ella Emhoff signs contract with IMG Models

The vice president’s stepdaughter is going into modeling.

source https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/ella-emhoff-signs-img-modeling-contract

DC Mayor Bowser rejects calls for permanent fencing around the Capitol

The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief suggested "permanent fencing" be installed around the perimeter of the Capitol building Thursday, to be better secure congressional lawmakers from another attack like the Jan. 6 breach.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dc-mayor-bowser-rejects-permanent-capitol-fencing

White House refuses to address GameStop controversy

The White House is staying out of the Wall Street chaos unleashed by a Reddit group. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-staying-out-of-gamestop-controversy

Lara Logan: Biden WH 'expecting thousands and thousands of people to come into the United States'

The Biden administration's immigration policy is based on "expecting thousands and thousands of people to come into the United States," Fox Nation host Lara Logan told "The Story" Thursday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/lara-logan-biden-wh-expecting-thousands-and-thousands-of-people-to-come-into-the-united-states

Catholic bishops slam Biden’s 'grievous' executive order funding overseas abortion providers

Roman Catholic bishops are condemning President Biden's decision to reverse a policy that blocks funding for overseas abortion providers, calling a recent executive order on the issue "incompatible with Catholic teaching."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/catholic-bishops-slam-biden-mexico-city-abortion

DC Mayor Bowser rejects calls for permanent fencing around the Capitol

The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief suggested "permanent fencing" be installed around the perimeter of the Capitol building Thursday, to be better secure congressional lawmakers from another attack like the Jan. 6 breach.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dc-mayor-bowser-rejects-permanent-capitol-fencing

White House refuses to address GameStop controversy

The White House is staying out of the Wall Street chaos unleashed by a Reddit group. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-staying-out-of-gamestop-controversy

AOC rebuffs Ted Cruz Twitter overture: 'You almost had me murdered'

The feud between New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, continues to play out on Twitter, with the latest blow coming from the left Thursday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-goes-after-senate-republicans-you-almost-had-me-murdered

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

'Hero' garbage truck driver rescues puppy he found in discarded backpack

Someone abandoned a 10-week-old puppy inside a backpack and left her on the side of the road.

source https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/hero-garbage-truck-driver-rescues-puppy-discarded-backpack

John Kerry's family still owns private jet as he leads climate fight, FAA records indicate

FAA records indicate that the family of U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry owns a private jet, despite his position on combatting fossil fuels in the new administration.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/john-kerry-private-jet-climate-change

Biden administration puts a freeze on Trump-era arm sales overseas

The White House has temporarily stopped arms deals negotiated under the Trump administration with several Middle Eastern nations, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-administration-puts-a-freeze-on-trump-era-arm-sales

Republicans threaten to filibuster Bidens' nominee for Homeland Security chief



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/biden-0128-app-intl/

Facebook plans to reduce political content in the News Feed

Facebook's business continues to fire on all cylinders even as the company faces growing scrutiny from regulators over its acquisitions and from critics for the role its platform may have played in spreading lies about the US presidential election.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/tech/facebook-earnings/index.html

Apple just had a blowout quarter, thanks to iPhone 12 sales

Analysts have talked for at least a year about the potential for Apple's first 5G iPhone to drive a "supercycle" of device sales. On Wednesday, Apple's earnings report for the three months ended December 26 — the first since the iPhone 12 went on sale — offered an initial look at how actual sales are stacking up against that projection.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/tech/apple-earnings-iphone-12/index.html

After '7 minutes of terror,' NASA's Perseverance rover will begin an 'epic journey' on Mars next month

In 22 days, NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover will land on Mars in Jezero Crater to search for signs of ancient life that may have been on the red planet in the past.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/world/perseverance-mars-rover-landing-update-scn-trnd/index.html

Author of children’s books and husband charged with abusing their own kids

A Florida author who writes children’s books and her husband have been arrested for allegedly abusing their three adopted kids, police said.

Oregon COVID-19 vaccine committee considers race-based recommendations for next round

An Oregon Vaccine Advisory Committee is recommending the state dole out vaccines to minorities, possibly ahead of people who suffer from chronic illnesses. 

Indianapolis 'mass murder' suspect facing adult court after being accused of killing own family

The 17-year-old male suspect awaiting formal charges after his arrest Monday in connection to what Indianapolis authorities described as a “mass murder” that left six people, including an unborn child, dead and a seventh person wounded over the weekend will likely be charged in adult court.

Austin pediatrician murdered during hostage incident remembered by parents, 'she radiated positivity'

Austin police are still trying to work out why and how Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson was tragically killed Tuesday night, but tributes have poured in about the incredible person and doctor that Dr. Dodson was. 

John Kerry's family still owns private jet as he leads climate fight, FAA records indicate

FAA records indicate that the family of U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry owns a private jet, despite his position on combatting fossil fuels in the new administration.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/john-kerry-private-jet-climate-change

Food startup developed patches that keep meals crisp, fresh and sog-free

Takeout and food delivery services might be getting a refresh all thanks to a new peel-and-stick patch that eliminates moisture from containers.

source https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/food-startup-savrpak-patches-keep-meals-crisp-fresh-sog-free

Author of children’s books and husband charged with abusing their own kids

A Florida author who writes children’s books and her husband have been arrested for allegedly abusing their three adopted kids, police said.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/author-husband-charged-with-abusing-kids

'Vindictive' and 'harsh' Trump impeachment trial won't bode well for Democrats: Historian Jay Winik

The push by congressional Democrats to convict former President Donald Trump of impeachable offenses feels "vindictive," and "harsh," historian Jay Winik told "Special Report" Wednesday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/historian-jay-winik-trump-impeachment-trial-senate-filibuster

Tom Brady's diet regimen has sports writer feeling bloated: 'I cannot stop farting'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has been known to be on a strict dietary program, which is a huge reason why he’s still playing a physical game like football at the age of 43.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/tom-bradys-diet-regimen-sports-writer-bloated-cannot-stop-farting

Candace Parker to sign with Chicago Sky

Former WNBA MVP Candace Parker has decided to play for the Chicago Sky, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/candace-parker-to-sign-with-chicago-sky

Biden administration puts a freeze on Trump-era arm sales overseas

The White House has temporarily stopped arms deals negotiated under the Trump administration with several Middle Eastern nations, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-administration-puts-a-freeze-on-trump-era-arm-sales

The Hammer makes one last trip to spot where he hit No. 715

The Hammer made one last trip to the spot where he hit No. 715.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/the-hammer-makes-one-last-trip-to-spot-where-he-hit-no-715

Pro cyclist Tara Gins claims she was banned from team after Playboy shoot

A Belgian cyclist claims she’s been banned from joining the men’s team after posing for a sexy Playboy shoot.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/pro-cyclist-tara-gins-banned-team-playboy-shoot

Oregon COVID-19 vaccine committee considers race-based recommendations for next round

An Oregon Vaccine Advisory Committee is recommending the state dole out vaccines to minorities, possibly ahead of people who suffer from chronic illnesses. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/oregon-covid-19-vaccine-committee-considers-race-based-recommendations-for-next-round

Biden 'committed' to study Supreme Court reforms as progressives push for court packing

President Biden is "committed" to following through on his campaign pledge of forming a bipartisan commission to study Supreme Court reforms, the White House said Wednesday. 

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-committed-to-study-supreme-court-reforms

CBP stops border wall construction after Biden executive order

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed on Wednesday that construction of the wall at the southern border has been suspended -- a week after President Biden signed an executive order halting President Donald Trump’s signature border security project.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cbp-border-wall-construction-biden-executive-order

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Los Angeles City Council Democrat butchers Pledge of Allegiance

A longtime California Democratic lawmaker badly bungled the Pledge of Allegiance during a Los Angeles city council meeting Tuesday morning, video shows.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/los-angeles-city-council-democrat-butchers-pledge-of-allegiance

Hawley rules out run for president in 2024, says 'there's a lot of work to do' in Senate

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told Fox News Tuesday that he will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/josh-hawley-wont-run-for-president-in-2024

Cuomo says Biden vaccine ramp up 'not enough' for New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that President Biden’s plan to ramp up distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine was "not enough," as the Empire State faces a shortage of doses.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cuomo-biden-vaccine-ramp-up-not-enough-ny

Biden says masks 'best defense' against coronavirus even as vaccination campaign ramps up

President Biden said Tuesday that masks are "the best defense against COVID-19" in the coming months as his administration acquires a sufficient supply of vaccine

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-masks-best-defense-against-coronavirus-vaccination-campaign-ramps-up

Linda Tripp reveals how she learned of Lewinsky-Clinton affair in memoir

It’s been nearly a quarter of a century after President Bill Clinton began his ill-fated affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky that nearly brought down his presidency.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/linda-tripp-lewinsky-clinton-affair-memoir

US to buy 200 million more doses of Covid vaccines



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/us-covid-0127-intl/

Florida led the world in shark attacks again in 2020

The US is once again the shark attack capital of the world in 2020. Thanks, Florida!

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/us/shark-attacks-florida-2020-trnd-scn/index.html

University of Florida modifies 'tattle button' after pushback from students, faculty

The University of Florida reversed course on a "tattle button" that allowed students to report complaints about professors who altered a class' format from in-person to online, after pushback from students and faculty.

California DA blasts Newsom for taking ‘no action’ to stop release of convicted killer who tortured teen

A man convicted of torturing, sexually assaulting and murdering a 17-year-old boy in 2001 will walk free because California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom took “no action” to prevent his release, according to the prosecutors who locked him up.

Vaccine hesitancy based on 'fear and lack of science': Dr. Siegel

The serious risks associated with COVID-19 far exceed the side effects of the "very effective, very safe" vaccine, Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel said Tuesday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/marc-siegel-vaccine-hesitency-fear-lack-of-science

University of Florida modifies 'tattle button' after pushback from students, faculty

The University of Florida reversed course on a "tattle button" that allowed students to report complaints about professors who altered a class' format from in-person to online, after pushback from students and faculty.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/university-of-florida-controversy-over-covid-tattle-button

Linda Tripp reveals how she learned of Lewinsky-Clinton affair in memoir

It’s been nearly a quarter of a century after President Bill Clinton began his ill-fated affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky that nearly brought down his presidency.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/linda-tripp-lewinsky-clinton-affair-memoir

California DA blasts Newsom for taking ‘no action’ to stop release of convicted killer who tortured teen

A man convicted of torturing, sexually assaulting and murdering a 17-year-old boy in 2001 will walk free because California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom took “no action” to prevent his release, according to the prosecutors who locked him up.

source https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-da-blasts-newsom-release-convicted-killer-zavala

Sports world remembers Kobe Bryant on one-year anniversary of his death

NBA icon Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died tragically in a helicopter crash in Southern California on Jan. 26, 2020, while on the way to a basketball tournament.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/sports-world-remembers-kobe-bryant-one-year-anniversary-of-death

Biden has first call as president with Putin, addresses nukes and election interference

President Biden called Russia President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, to address a wide range of topics on national security, including the renewal of a nuclear arms treaty, bounties placed on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and interference in the 2020 election.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-has-first-call-as-president-with-putin-addresses-nukes-and-election-interference

Gutfeld on the left using cancel culture to silence opposition

What do some people do when they gain power over you? If it’s the party of the new McCarthyism, they shut you up.

source https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/gutfeld-left-cancel-culture-silence-opposition

Washington Post fact-checker defends his coverage of Biden after intensely monitoring Trump's claims

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler responded Tuesday to criticism of his intended coverage of the Biden administration after his paper intensely monitored President Trump's claims.

source https://www.foxnews.com/media/washington-post-fact-checker-glenn-kessler-biden

No players elected into National Baseball Hall of Fame for 2021

For the second time in the last eight years, no players will be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

source https://www.foxnews.com/sports/no-players-elected-into-national-baseball-hall-of-fame-for-2021

California unemployment fraud scandal grows to $11 billion, with another $20 billion under scrutiny

At least $11 billion has been looted from California’s coffers in an unemployment fraud scheme run rampant across the state, while another $20 billion is still being investigated.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-unemployment-fraud-scandal-11-billion-20-billion-under-scrutiny

Biden has first call as president with Putin, addresses nukes and election interference

President Biden called Russia President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, to address a wide range of topics on national security, including the renewal of a nuclear arms treaty, bounties placed on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and interference in the 2020 election.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-has-first-call-as-president-with-putin-addresses-nukes-and-election-interference

California unemployment fraud scandal grows to $11 billion, with another $20 billion under scrutiny

At least $11 billion has been looted from California’s coffers in an unemployment fraud scheme run rampant across the state, while another $20 billion is still being investigated.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-unemployment-fraud-scandal-11-billion-20-billion-under-scrutiny

Rubio doubles down on criticism of Trump impeachment trial: 'It's not even constitutional'

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., doubled down Tuesday on statements he made over the weekend calling next month's impeachment trial of former President Trump "stupid".

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rubio-trump-impeachment-trial-not-even-constitutional

Justice Department rescinds ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-doj-reverses-trump-zero-tolerance-policy

Monday, January 25, 2021

Dem congresswoman wrongly claims to be only single mother of young kids in Congress

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., got called out on Monday after her office incorrrectly claimed she was the only single mother serving in Congress.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dem-congresswoman-falsely-claims-only-single-mother-of-young-kids-in-congress

Sen. Cotton: Democrats want Russia treaty extension after 'four years of beating their chests like Jack Ryan'

House Armed Services Committee member Tom Cotton, R-Ark., ripped President Biden's proposal to unconditionally extend the last remaining nuclear arms treaty between Moscow and Washington.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-cotton-democrats-want-russia-treaty-extension

Dolly Parton recalls heartwarming story of how her father used to secretly clean her hometown statue

Dolly Parton just shared a wholesome father-daughter story that is sure to warm fans' hearts.

source https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/dolly-parton-father-cleaned-hometown-statue

House Democrats present Trump impeachment charge to the Senate, allowing trial to begin

House Democrats presented an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday night, kicking off proceedings on an unprecedented second trial that could have major consequences for the Republican’s future political prospects.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-proceeds-senate-trial-house-democrats-present-charge

Dem congresswoman wrongly claims to be only single mother of young kids in Congress

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., got called out on Monday after her office incorrrectly claimed she was the only single mother serving in Congress.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dem-congresswoman-falsely-claims-only-single-mother-of-young-kids-in-congress

Sen. Cotton: Democrats want Russia treaty extension after 'four years of beating their chests like Jack Ryan'

House Armed Services Committee member Tom Cotton, R-Ark., ripped President Biden's proposal to unconditionally extend the last remaining nuclear arms treaty between Moscow and Washington.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-cotton-democrats-want-russia-treaty-extension

House Democrats present Trump impeachment charge to the Senate, allowing trial to begin

House Democrats presented an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday night, kicking off proceedings on an unprecedented second trial that could have major consequences for the Republican’s future political prospects.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-proceeds-senate-trial-house-democrats-present-charge

Rep. Boebert fires back at Twitter troll who mocked her education level

The freshman congresswoman angered a critic by stating there should not be a Department of Education

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/boebert-twitter-mocked-education-level

The 74-year-old 'Black Widow' killer who murdered her lovers with cyanide

At 75, Isao Kakehi was in good health and in love. source https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/25/asia/japan-black-widow-killer-intl-hnk-dst/index....