Friday, December 31, 2021

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy accepts Trump's conditional endorsement that targeted Murkowski

Dunleavy accepted former President Donald Trump's endorsement, which came with the stipulation that he does not endorse Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/alaska-gov-mike-dunleavy-accepts-trump-conditional-endorsement-murkowski

New York City limits people at Time Square's ball drop

New York City readied to embrace the new year — and bid good riddance to another pandemic-marred 12 months — as it prepared to revive its annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square.

New York says it will prioritize non-White people in distributing low supply of COVID-19 treatments

The state of New York said it will prioritize non-White people in the distribution of COVID-19 treatments in short supply.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-york-prioritize-non-white-people-low-supply-of-covid-19-treatments

California man, 21, assaulted on Christmas Eve dies, suspect arrested

A 21-year-old assault victim has died after a 22-year-old suspect attacked him on New Year's Eve in Tulare, California.

California missing skier search called off: ‘No realistic possibility’ he survived severe weather, police say

The search for a skier who vanished in California on Christmas Day has now been called off after authorities behind the effort say “there is no realistic possibility” that he “survived the severe winter conditions.

These Americans are giving up on New Year’s resolutions in 2022

Americans speak to Fox News about hopes for 2022.

Delaware declares COVID-19 state of emergency as Biden spends time at home

Delaware will enter a state of emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as President Biden and first lady Jill Biden continue their time at home in the coastal state.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/delaware-declares-covid-19-state-of-emergency-as-biden-spends-time-at-home

Pelosi sees her power slip in chaotic 2021, with Democratic retirements, infighting

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and House Democrats had high hopes in early 2021 after she secured another term as speaker of the House along with a very narrow majority in the Senate and President Biden in the White House, but she has seen her power slip through the fingers of her once iron-clad fist.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2021-nancy-pelosi-grip-on-power

76 Chicago cops were shot or shot at in 2021

Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown on Thursday said 76 police officers have been shot or shot at so far in 2021 while reflecting on the city's deadly year.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

De Blasio says he doesn't 'believe in shutdowns' despite shutting down NYC for several months

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he doesn't believe in shutdowns – after nearly two years of repeated, extensive shutdowns of New York City championed by the mayor himself.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/de-blasio-doesnt-believe-shutdowns-nyc

Manhunt underway for 3 suspects accused of killing man trying to recover stolen dogs in Texas

Three men wanted for shooting, killing a man's friend while trying to recover stolen dogs.

Is the US Capitol safer today than on Jan. 6?

Things may be better on Capitol Hill. But incidents like the one that took place in the Longworth House Office Building are reminders of how fragile Capitol security may be.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/us-capitol-safer-today-than-jan-6

12 photos from women photographers tell the story of 2021



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Spirit Airlines passenger indicted after allegedly drinking, assaulting flight attendants

A Tennessee woman is now facing a federal charge after allegedly sparking a drunken brawl with flight attendants onboard a Spirit Airlines plane headed to Nashville in late November.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

COVID-19: Greece bans New Year's music at venues amid surge in cases

Greece’s health minister said Wednesday that music will be banned at all commercial venues for New Year’s celebrations as part of new restrictions announced in response to a surge in COVID-19 infections fueled by the omicron variant.

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Political class is a 'machine that's just devouring the city,' economist says of NYC's COVID-19 mandates

Brownstone Institute President Jeffrey Tucker describes his shock and dismay at the current state of New York City amid COVID-19 restrictions

Critical race theory, left-wing ideas ruining medical field, critics argue

Medical professionals have debated the best way to treat patients, with conflicting views over critical race theory and other associated ideas.

Mom pulls toddler from SUV moments before armed carjackers take vehicle in Minnesota

Mother pulls 3-year-old child out of SUV moments before carjacking in Minnesota.

Jan. 6 committee will shield some documents amid national security concerns

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has agreed to defer its attempt to get hundreds of pages of records from the Trump administration, holding off at the request of the Biden White House.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/jan-6-committee-shield-documents-national-security-concerns

Elon Musk owes a massive $11 billion in taxes after wrapping up his Tesla stock sales

Elon Musk appears to have wrapped up a busy year of trading his Tesla shares Tuesday. He'll end up with one of the largest tax bills in history to show for it.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/29/investing/elon-musk-tesla-stock-sales/index.html

Prince Andrew's attorneys claim court does not have jurisdiction over Virginia Giuffre lawsuit

Attorneys for Britain's Prince Andrew claimed Tuesday that the US court handling a civil lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre, in which she accuses the Duke of York of sexual assault, does not have jurisdiction over the case.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/29/world/prince-andrew-virginia-giuffre-jurisdiction-motion-intl/index.html

Middle Eastern designers are claiming their own space in fashion

When Dubai-based Basma Abu Ghazaleh launched her luxury ready-to-wear brand Kage in 2009, she said she could count the number of fellow fashion designers in the region on one hand.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/fashion-designers-in-the-middle-east/index.html

Watch a spacecraft deliberately crash into an asteroid's moon and other 2022 space missions

Some of the most exciting space missions are ready to kick off in 2022.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/29/world/space-missions-2022-scn/index.html

San Francisco cancels New Year's Eve fireworks over COVID-19 pandemic

New Year’s Eve in San Francisco is going to be much quieter this week.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Delta turned flight around mid-air, saying China's new Covid rules are unworkable



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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will consider more stringent bail laws after Waukesha Christmas carnage

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers told a local TV station he might support more stringent bail laws after a career criminal out on $1,000 plowed into a Christmas parade, killing 6 and injuring more than 60.

Georgia mom and 6-year-old are missing, police believe father abducted them

AMBER Alert issued for 6-year-old Georgia girl and mother

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Judge urges jury to work longer hours, cites COVID

The judge presiding over the sex trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell cited an “astronomical spike” in the number of coronavirus cases in New York City as she explained Tuesday why she was urging jurors to work longer hours.

Chicago Teachers Union polling members over possible ‘shift to remote learning’ as coronavirus cases rise

Chicago’s Teachers Union is polling its members over whether they would support a “district-wide pause and temporary shift to remote learning” as coronavirus cases are once again on the rise in the Windy City.

Termination of unvaccinated health care workers backfires as Biden pledges help amid COVID surge

President Biden and state leaders are activating military health care workers and the National Guard to assist with COVID spikes after thousands of workers were fired earlier this year over vaccination mandates.

2021: The year when America's crumbling infrastructure finally got its due

Following decades of talk about failing infrastructure, the country finally took a major step toward repairing it in 2021, transportation experts say.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/28/economy/2021-infrastructure/index.html

NYC thief drags 85-year-old woman to ground by cane, slams her into wall: Police

A man was caught on video forcefully robbing an 85-year-old woman in New York City – pulling her by her cane and dragging her to the ground, according to police and surveillance footage.

Monday, December 27, 2021

2021 in review: The trials that captivated the country

Fox News selected a few of the most significant trials of 2021 -- including the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse and the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

North Carolina firefighters surprise family of 5 who lost 'everything' in house fire

North Carolina firefighters surprised a family who lost "everything" in a house fire with thousands of dollars in Walmart gift cards.

Ted Cruz spent much of 2021 putting 'radical' Biden nominees on their heels

Sen. Ted Cruz's delaying of dozens of Biden appointee confirmations may pay off next month when the Senate votes on whether to impose sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ted-cruz-2021-radical-biden-nominees

Arizona mom on a mission against group that bailed out son's alleged murderer

One Indiana mother is raising awareness of charitable bail funds after her son Dylan McGinnis was allegedly killed in October by Travis Lang who was bailed out of jail by an organization called The Bail Project.

Fauci says to cancel New Year's Eve parties, as millions struggle for normalcy nearly two years into pandemic

Fauci told CNN that the risk of getting the omicron COVID-19 variant at a New Year's Even is too high and Americans should stay home.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fauci-new-years-parties-omicron-cancel

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Windsor Castle intruder with crossbow detained under Mental Health Act, police say

An armed 19-year-old man arrested Saturday morning for trespassing at Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II is staying for Christmas, has been detained by police under the Mental Health Act, London's Metropolitan Police said Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/26/world/windsor-castle-intruder-intl-gbr/index.html

Popular guidebook started with this epic 1970's road trip

It was the 1970s and Tony and Maureen Wheeler had a dream: to travel from London to Sydney by land, or at least as much as they could. They embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime journey that changed global traveling forever.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2021/12/20/seventies-road-trip-lonely-planet-lon-orig.cnn

Airport security officer leaps conveyor belt to help choking baby

A mother saw her two-month old wasn't breathing after walking through the security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport. In response, officer Cecilia Morales jumped over the conveyer belt and performed the infant Heimlich Maneuver.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/12/24/tsa-choking-infant-orig-vf.cnn

More than 30 reported killed in Myanmar Christmas Day attack

At least 30 people, including women and children, were killed in the eastern Myanmar state of Kayah, according to the Karenni Human Rights Group, with two members of international humanitarian group Save the Children still missing.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/12/26/myanmar-attack-kayah-karenni-intl-nr-vpx.cnn

Harris fires back at Democrats’ claims she’s being ‘set up to fail’

Vice President Kamala Harris said during a pre-recorded interview with "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan on Sunday that she doesn’t believe she’s being "set up to fail" by President Biden.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/harris-democrats-claims-set-up-to-fail

Man allegedly shoots parents Christmas morning in Long Island home

A man has been arrested after allegedly shooting his parents on Long Island Christmas morning.

Huma Abedin reveals child services got involved after 'breaking point' in marriage to Anthony Weiner

Former Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin explained in a new interview why she stayed with ex-husband Anthony Weiner as long as she did, and what ultimately caused her to call it quits with the former congressman.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/huma-abedin-reveals-child-services-got-involved-after-breaking-point-in-marriage-to-anthony-weiner

Health expert: School closures 'shouldn't even be on the table' despite omicron

Cases of COVID-19 have risen throughout the country amid the spread of the omicron variant, but Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Jha told "Fox News Sunday" this is no excuse for closing down schools and making children go through remote learning again.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/health-expert-school-closures-shouldnt-even-be-on-the-table-despite-omicron

Virginia fire department rescues two lost hikers on Christmas with assistance from drone

Two lost hikers were recovered from Sharp Top Mountain in Virginia after a drone located them, according to fire officials.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

White House turned down plan in October to boost COVID testing: report

The White House in October turned down a proposal that would have added more than 730 million at-home COVID tests to the market per month, according to a report this week.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-turns-down-oct-plan-to-boost-covid-testing-report

Armed intruder arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle as the Queen celebrated Christmas

An armed intruder was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle where Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and some members of her family were spending Christmas, Thames Valley Police said on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/25/uk/intruder-windsor-castle-queen-intl-gbr/index.html

Marines help Santa deliver Christmas presents to remote in Alaska

Santa swapped his sleigh for a snowmobile while delivering toys to boys and girls in Alaska, and had some help from Marines.

Arnold Schwarzenegger donates 25 tiny homes to homeless California veterans

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday donated 25 tiny homes to homeless veterans in West Los Angeles.

Armed intruder arrested on grounds of Windsor Castle where Queen is celebrating Christmas

An armed intruder was arrested Christmas morning on the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth is staying with her family for the holiday.

NASA launches James Webb Space Telescope deep into space to see 'distant worlds' and back in time

NASA launched its $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope Saturday in a flagship mission to find light from "first galaxies" and "distant worlds."

Pennsylvania Christmas Eve shooting leaves 6 wounded inside home

Six people were shot at a home and taken to hospitals in Pennsylvania in various conditions on Christmas Eve.

Albert Bourla of Pfizer is the CNN Business CEO of the Year

The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. But life in many ways has returned to something resembling normal for many. That's in large part because there are now multiple coronavirus vaccines, including one from Pfizer.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/25/investing/ceo-of-the-year-2021/index.html

Arizona man rear-ends girlfriend during chase, dies in wrong-way crash: Police

Man dies after rear-ending girlfriend on busy Arizona highway, crashing with a third vehicle.

Christmas 2021: Read Biden, Trump and Obama's Christmas messages to Americans

The three most recent presidents all shared Christmas messages with Americans Saturday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-trump-obama-christmas-messages

Friday, December 24, 2021

NY Gov. Hochul shortens quarantine period for 'critical workforce': 'We need you again'

Gov. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., announced during a Friday briefing at the New York state Capitol in Albany that she is shortening the requisite quarantine period for vaccinated “critical workforce” who test positive for COVID-19.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gov-hochul-shortens-quarantine-period-for-critical-workforce-we-need-you-again

Carnival cruise ship with 'small number' of Covid-19 cases books a new port after being denied entry to 2

A Carnival cruise ship that departed Miami has "a small number" of people aboard who have tested positive for Covid-19, and it has been denied entry to ports at two Caribbean islands, the cruise line said.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/carnival-freedom-cruise-ship-covid/index.html

Dad tells Biden, 'Let's go Brandon' during Christmas Eve call — and Biden responds

Things went off script when President Biden and first lady Jill Biden spoke with children and NORAD officials who are tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dad-biden-lets-go-brandon-christmas-eve-santa-norad-call

Klick Health employees are handed $100 and one mission: make a difference in someone's life

More than 600 employees who took part in the company's #Spreadjoy holiday video were sent "kindness kits" in October. Inside the blue and white box was a $100 bill attached to a holiday card and an instruction: make a difference in someone's life.

Marine who criticized Afghan withdrawal, called for accountability discharged

Former Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. announced that he has been discharged from the Marine Corps, approximately four months after his criticism of the Afghanistan withdrawal went viral.

Europe is reinstating a host of Covid-19 restrictions over the holidays



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/omicron-variant-coronavirus-news-12-24-21/h_05f33f535f1b1186150054a4995518e4

Prosecutors request change to trucker's 110-year jail term after 4 million sign petition

Prosecutors are asking for an adjusted sentence of 20 to 30 years for an Interstate 70 truck driver who was previously sentenced to 110 years in for a crash that killed four people.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of his White House records to January 6 committee

Former President Donald Trump appealed to the Supreme Court on Thursday to block the release of documents from his White House to the House committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol, escalating his effort to keep about 700 pages of records secret.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/23/politics/donald-trump-supreme-court-records-january-6/index.html

New York school retracts policy for unvaxxed students after parent complaint

A New York school is getting rid of their mandatory policy for unvaccinated students to produce negative COVID-19 tests following a parental complaint.

Schumer attack on filibuster could backfire on 2022 Senate Dems, GOP says: 'We'll send him a gift basket'

A Senate vote to pressure moderate Democrats over their opposition to chaning the filibuster could also give the GOP campaign ammunition against Democrats up for reelection in 2022.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/schumer-senate-democrats-filibuster-vote-new-year-elections

Whitmer declares support for Biden vax mandate, flips stance that it would be a 'problem' for MI workforce

The Michigan Democrat said during a Wednesday Zoom roundtable with reporters that she believes the COVID-19 Omicron variant is the harbinger of “tough” times and praised the president’s vaccine mandate for large companies.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/whitmer-support-biden-vax-mandate

Americans will have to wait weeks or longer for COVID-19 tests promised by White House

The White House announced this week that they will be providing COVID-19 testing to Americans, but so far there is no indication as to when they will be available.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/americans-wait-covid-19-tests-promised-by-white-house

Biden's failure to anticipate Taliban Afghanistan takeover, omicron spread shows 'inability to lead': GOP

Top Republicans are criticizing President Biden's failure to anticipate both the Taliban's swift takeover of Afghanistan and the new COVID-19 variant omicron's rapid spread.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-failure-taliban-takeover-omicron-spread-inability-lead

Jury in Kim Potter's manslaughter trial for killing Daunte Wright enters day 4 of deliberations

The jury weighing manslaughter charges against the White former Minnesota police officer who said she mistook her firearm for her Taser and fatally shot Daunte Wright entered its fourth day of deliberations Thursday morning.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/23/us/kim-potter-trial-thursday/index.html

California dad shot dead after he and neighbors confront suspect seen breaking into cars

Joey Casias, a 38-year-old father of three, was shot dead in Covina, California, just days before Christmas after he and a group of neighbors confronted a man who they saw breaking into cars in their neighborhood.

Biden's 'broken promises' outlined in RNC memo rebutting White House accomplishment claims

The RNC put the Biden White House on blast with the six-page document obtained by Fox News that torched the president for not keeping his promises to the American people after ascending to office.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-broken-promises-rnc-memo

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

10 Illinois firefighters walk off job after man convicted of arson appointed new chief

Just three firefighters remain at a volunteer department in Illinois after their chief was replaced with a man previously convicted of arson.

Florida GOP candidate’s 'Let's go Brandon' Christmas lights leads to standoff with homeowners' association

Martin Hyde, a Florida Republican who is looking to challenge the Trump-endorsed Rep. Vern Buchanan in next year’s primary, is locked in a bitter battle with his Sarasota homeowners' association over an anti-Biden Christmas lights display.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/florida-lets-go-brandon-christmas-lights-homeowners-association

Father of missing Texas 3-year-old speaks out as search continues: ‘Have not eaten or slept’

The father of 3-year-old Lina Sadar Khil has spoken out for the first time since his daughter went missing from a park in San Antonio on Monday.

Santa assaulted in Chicago area amid crime wave: 'They're going to be on the naughty list'

At least two masked men in Chicago threw eggs at a man dressed as Santa over the weekend, according to a local report.

23 GOP ranking members demand Pelosi reopen Capitol, blame Dems for using COVID to control Americans' lives

FIRST ON FOX: Nearly two dozen top Republicans in the lower chamber on Wednesday called on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to reopen the Capitol for public visitor access.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-lawmakers-demand-pelosi-reopen-capitol-dems-covid-control-americans

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Military: Reforms hope to solve missing weapons problem

Defense Department is overhauling how it keeps track of guns and explosives, and Congress is requiring more accountability – responses to an AP investigation on lost or stolen military weapons.

Senate Dems convene emergency call amid grim outlook for massive spending bill, Manchin mum on if he'll attend

Sen. Joe Manchin roiled Senate Democrats, the White House, and Washington more generally when he said he firmly opposes President Biden's massive reconciliation spending bill this weekend.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/manchin-senate-democrats-emergency-meeting

As House Democratic retirements soar, McCarthy says 2022 election ‘becomes a different play’

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy in August predicted the current wave of House Democratic retirement announcements ahead of the 2022 midterm elections

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/as-house-democratic-retirements-soar-mccarthy-says-2022-election-becomes-a-different-play

Republican Rep. Scott Perry refuses interview with Jan. 6 commission claiming it is 'illegitimate'

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., stated that he will not grant the House January 6 Committee's request to appear before them as part of their investigation into the protests at the Capitol that day.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-rep-scott-perry-refuses-jan-6-commission-interview

Tom Holland makes good on his promise to boy who saved his sister from dog attack

Tom Holland is a man of his word.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/21/entertainment/bridger-walker-spider-man-set-tom-holland/index.html

Vermont city deteriorates after defunding police, critics fear 'racist' label for speaking out

Burlington, Vermont, approved slashing police force by nearly 30% last year. The city is now paying the price and saying no one is happy

Trump to hold news conference on anniversary of deadly attack on US Capitol

Former President Trump announced he will hold a news conference at his south Florida resort and residence early next month.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-jan-6-news-conference

Dozens of felons out on bond in Chicago are getting re-arrested: report

At least 60 felons who were released on bond in Chicago have been re-arrested this year for violent crimes against nearly 100 victims, according to a local report.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Stabenow blasts maskless Republicans after Booker, Warren catch COVID-19

Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Monday blasted her Republican colleagues for not wearing face masks on Capitol Hill after three Democratic lawmakers tested positive for breakthrough COVID-19 infections.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/stabenow-maskless-republicans-booker-warren-covid-19

2022 money race: RNC edges DNC in latest fundraising reports

the Republican National Committee outperformed the rival Democratic National Committee in November, according to the latest fundraising figures

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2022-money-race-rnc-edges-dnc-in-latest-fundraising-reports

Top moderate becomes latest House Democrat to announce retirement at end of current term

Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida, a leader among the moderate wing of House Democrats, announced Monday that she will retire after her current term and not seek reelection in 2022.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/florida-rep-stephanie-murphy-become-latest-house-democrat-to-announce-retirement-at-end-of-current-term

Failure of Build Back Better is vulnerable Dems' 'Nightmare Before Christmas,' GOP campaign arm warns

Two Republican campaign arms and a conservative nonprofit characterized the apparent failure of President Biden's Build Back Better legislation as a “nightmare before Christmas” for vulnerable Democrats going into the 2022 midterm elections.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bbb-failure-democrats-nightmare-before-christmas

Cruz, Republicans sign amicus brief backing Navy SEALs suing over Biden vaccine mandate

Cruz led seven of his Senate colleagues on the brief, which was also joined by 38 House Republicans led by House Republican Conference chair Mike Johnson of Louisiana.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cruz-republicans-amicus-brief-navy-seal-biden-vaccine-mandate-lawsuit

Manchin blasts WH staff for leaking 'absolutely inexcusable' things about him after rejecting BBB

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., blasted the White House "staff" for leaking "absolutely inexcusable" things about him after rejecting President Biden’s Build Back Better Act during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/manchin-blasts-wh-staff-leak-bbb

Wisconsin mother 'died a hero' after saving son from dog attack: 'The best mom'

Family recalls Georgia mother who saved 4-year-old son from dog attack as "hero."

Trump sues NY Attorney General Letitia James in effort to halt probe into Trump Organization

Former President Donald Trump on Monday sued New York Attorney General Letitia James in federal court in an effort to halt her long-running civil investigation into his business practices.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-sues-new-york-attorney-general-letitia-james-in-an-effort-to-halt-her-probe-into-trump-organization

Shark Tank showcases Army veteran inspired to combat air pollution after exposure to burn pits

Army Veteran Chris Videau remembers the first time he saw the smoldering burn pits at Camp Speicher while serving as a black hawk helicopter pilot in Iraq. "It was on the other end of our airfield, but it was burning 24-7. And as far as I can recall, every base that we flew to had a burn pit in some capacity that was getting rid of the trash."

DC schools investigating Holocaust lesson in which students told to play Hitler, simulate gravedigging: report

DC Public Schools tells Fox News on Monday it has launched an investigation after elementary students reportedly were instructed to re-enact the Holocaust, including portraying Adolf Hitler and “digging ditches to serve as mass graves.”

Saudi Arabian 'potential terrorist' nabbed at US-Mexico border; Ties to 'Yemeni subjects of interest, feds say

A “potential terrorist” with links to a number of “Yemeni subjects of interest” was captured in Arizona late last week after illegally crossing the U.S. Mexico border, U.S. Border Patrol officials announced Monday.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Former Republican Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson dies at 76

Former Republican Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson has died at 76.

Florida deputies jailed, suspended after fight with Navy sailors in Key West

Two Florida sheriff's deputies have been suspended after an off-duty fight with three sailors early Saturday.

Law prof suggests rewrites of First and Second Amendments that do not mention free press or bearing arms

Mary Anne Franks, the Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University of Miami School of Law, has penned a proposal for a “redo” of the First and Second Amendments in a Boston Globe op-ed.

Armed Idaho sheriff charged with threatening girls' group in holiday ding-dong ditch gone wrong

An Idaho sheriff is facing charges for allegedly threatening a church girls’ group at gunpoint during a Thanksgiving ding-dong-ditch activity gone wrong, and now several leaders are calling for his resignation over allegedly disparaging comments he made against members of an Indian reservation nearby his home

Ambushed Baltimore cop on life support described as devoted mom: 'Heart of an officer'

An ambushed Baltimore police officer on life support is described as dedicated mother, daughter and sister, as fundraising efforts continue following the overnight shooting attack.

Psaki slams Manchin’s ‘sudden and inexplicable reversal’ on Build Back Better

White House press secretary Jen Psaki called on Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to "be true to his word" and reconsider his opposition to President Biden’s Build Back Better Act.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/psaki-manchins-sudden-inexplicable-build-back-better

Sanders slams Manchin's rebuke of Build Back Better: 'Let him vote no in front of the whole world'

Sen. Bernie Sanders offered harsh criticism for Sen. Joe Manchin Sunday after the Democrat from West Virginia indicated he would vote against President Biden’s roughly $2 trillion social spending packaged known as Build Back Better.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sanders-slams-manchin-build-back-better-vote-no

Omar, Sanders slam Manchin for rejecting Build Back Better: ‘I think it’s bull----‘

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., slammed Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., after he revealed Sunday that he would not support President Biden’s Build Back Better Act.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/omar-sanders-slam-manchin-rejecting-build-back-better

Manchester City extends lead at the top as Chelsea loses ground in title race

Manchester City extended its lead at the top of the Premier League to four points with a 4-0 hammering of relegation-threatened Newcastle United.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/19/football/premier-league-roundup-manchester-city-chelsea-spt-intl/index.html

Manchin says he won't vote for Build Back Better Act

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he's a no on the Build Back Better Act, effectively ending negotiations on this version of legislation that would expand the nation's social safety net.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/19/politics/joe-manchin-build-back-better/index.html

Baltimore suspects in ‘ambush-style’ attack on cop allegedly shot and killed second victim

The two men arrested in connection to an ambush-style attack on a Baltimore police officer working an overnight shift last week are also charged with shooting a second person, a homicide victim, shortly after allegedly attempting to murder the cop.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Senate confirms big slate of Biden ambassadors, adjourns for Christmas break without BBB vote

The Senate confirmed more than 30 ambassadors and other Biden administration nominees early Saturday after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to schedule a vote on sanctions on the company behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-confirms-biden-ambassadors-christmas-break-without-bbb-vote

Opioid crisis: North Carolina congressman, doctor says 'every city is a border city' amid rising overdoses

Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C., says “every city is a border city” when it comes to the record amount of dangerous opioids flowing into the U.S. from Mexico and China.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/opioid-crisis-north-carolina-greg-murphy

Three Senate Democrats vote against confirming Rahm Emanuel as Japan ambassador

The United States Senate confirmed former Chicago mayor and Obama chief of staff as U.S. ambassador to Japan on Saturday with three Democrats voting in opposition.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/three-senate-democrats-vote-against-confirming-rahm-emanuel-japan-ambassador

DC Mayor Bowser doesn't rule out reinstating the mask mandate as COVID-19 cases skyrocket in the district

Muriel Bowser told reporters that she is not entirely against returning to a mask mandate

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dc-mayor-bowser-mask-mandate

White House clarifies Harris' statement that the admin 'didn't see' delta, omicron variants coming

The White House released a statement to correct previous comments from Vice President Kamala Harris about the government and the omicron variant.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-clarify-harris-statement-delta-omicron-variants

Texas Gov. Abbott shows completed section of state-made border wall, pledges to protect state's sovereignty

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott debuted the first part of the state-made border wall Saturday, which he labeled a sharp rebuke of Biden’s "failure to do his job."

Ohio governor mobilizes 1,050 National Guard troops to ease hospital staff shortages amid COVID-19 surge

DeWine has dispatched over 1,000 national guard troops to aid state hospitals suffering from staff shortages

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ohio-governor-national-guard-hospital-staff-shortages

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette discusses voter concerns, Philadelphia crime surge

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Kathy Barnette discussed some of the top concerns she is hearing from voters in the state in a Friday interview with Fox News Digital.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pennsylvania-senate-kathy-barnette-voter-concerns

Two more test positive for COVID-19 on trip with Sec. Blinken

Another two individuals on the week-long trip with Secretary of State Antony Blinken were discovered to have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports Friday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/two-test-more-positive-covid-sec-blinken

Maryland's GOP governor begs Biden to sue his state over gerrymandering

The governor of Maryland is asking Biden's DOJ to help him in a crusade against his own state.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/maryland-governor-hogan-biden-sue-state-gerrymandering

DC residents speak out after night of brazen shootings: 'Definitely an increase in violence'

D.C. residents react to an evening of brazen shootings in the District.

US schools bring back remote learning amid COVID-19 rise, challenging Biden goal of keeping them open

Schools across the U.S. are bringing back remote learning this month, amidst a national surge in COVID-19 cases.

Far-left Councilmember Kshama Sawant retains seat after recall attempt

Voters in Seattle have retained socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, the controversial lawmaker and longtime foe of hometown tech giant Amazon.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/councilmember-kshama-sawant-retains-seat-recall-attempt

Friday, December 17, 2021

Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles faces class-action lawsuit after data breach

Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles is facing a class-action lawsuit after a data breach that impacted more than 400,000 patients.

Biden commits multiple gaffes in commencement speech, calls VP 'President Harris'

President Biden appeared at the South Carolina State University commencement ceremony Friday to speak to students of the historically Black university, where he committed several verbal gaffes.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-gaffes-commencement-speech-vp-president-harris

Kentucky tornado aftermath: Candle factory workers file lawsuit as state death toll rises to 76

Workers at a Kentucky candle factory that was destroyed by a tornado over the weekend have now filed a lawsuit against their employer alleging they were threatened with termination if they left the facility in the hours leading up to the deadly disaster.

ACLU livid at Biden as DOJ walks away from payments to migrant families

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) accused President Biden of "defending the family separation practice" after the Department of Justice walked away from talks to financially compensate migrant families separated at the southern border.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aclu-biden-doj-payments-separated-migrant-families

Chris Noth Peloton ad suspended after sexual assault allegations

Peloton has pulled an ad featuring Chris Noth in the wake of sexual assault allegations against him.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/17/entertainment/chris-noth-peloton-ad/index.html

Stores deploying unique methods to combat retail theft

Stores looking to crack down on theft and smash-and-grab type robberies this holiday season have resorted to deploying coiled wire and other protective measures to deter would-be criminals.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Judge in Ghislaine Maxwell trial won't allow defense witnesses to testify anonymously

Ghislaine Maxwell's defense on Thursday will begin to call its own witnesses in her federal trial, but three potential witnesses who wished to testify anonymously will not be allowed to do so.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/16/us/ghislaine-maxwell-trial-thursday/index.html

Remaining missionaries kidnapped in Haiti released by gang, says justice minister

The remaining 12 hostages kidnapped by an armed gang in Haiti two months ago were released Thursday, according to the country's justice minister.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/16/americas/haiti-missionaries-released-intl/index.html

The first true millipede has been discovered. It has the most legs of any living creature on the planet

Scientists have discovered the first millipede that has more than 1,000 legs -- 1,306, to be precise.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/16/asia/first-true-millipede-australia-scn/index.html

The last ever A380 superjumbo has been delivered

The last Airbus A380 ever made has been delivered to Emirates, marking the end of an era for the superjumbo that was once touted as the future of aviation until airlines cast it aside for smaller aircraft.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/last-a380-emirates/index.html

US carried out 11 executions in 2021, fewest since 1988, report says

States and the federal government carried out 11 executions this year, the fewest since 1988, as support for the death penalty has continued to decline.

California men to face hate crime charges for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural

Brandon Bochat, 20, and Hagan Warner, 19, will face felony vandalism and reckless driving with a hate crime enhancement after allegedly doing a series of burnouts on Center Street that damaged a Black Lives Matter mural in Santa Cruz over the summer.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-men-hate-crime-black-lives-matter

Elizabeth Holmes trial: Closing arguments set to begin

Elizabeth Holmes' criminal fraud trial is nearing its end, with closing arguments set to begin Thursday in the San Jose federal courtroom where the case against the former Theranos CEO and founder has been argued for more than three months.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/16/tech/elizabeth-holmes-trial-closing-arguments/index.html

Vandal caught on camera drawing swastikas on City Hall, Charging Bull statue in NYC

NYPD searching for man accused of vandalizing three sites across the city with swastikas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

North Carolina store employee shoots armed robbery suspect dead, police say

Tobacco store employee in Greensboro, North Carolina, shoots and kills one of three armed robbery suspects.

JFK assassination: National Archives releases nearly 1,500 confidential documents

The National Archives and Records Administration on Wednesday released nearly 1,500 confidential documents related to the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.

Fake COVID vaccine cards: How federal authorities adapt to a 'new crime'

The Baltimore branch of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is just one part of a national effort to shut down illegal vaccination identification – a new crime that no one even considered a possibility when the coronavirus pandemic started.

Oxford school shooting: Parents speak out at board meeting for first time since tragedy

Parents in Oxford, Michigan, spoke out Tuesday at the first school board meeting since a Nov. 30 shooting at Oxford High School left four students dead and seven others, including a teacher, injured.

Omicron COVID-19 variant: Cornell, Princeton shift to remote format

Two Ivy League universities announced Tuesday that they would shift to remote formats over concerns regarding the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Derek Chauvin pleads guilty in George Floyd civil rights case, sentencing still undetermined

Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal civil rights charges in the case of George Floyd Wednesday, meaning the former Minneapolis officer can serve time in a federal lock-up.

Pelosi slams 'attitude of lawlessness' in San Francisco, says 'I don't know' where it comes from

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Wednesday decried recent crime waves, including organized retail theft, in San Francisco and elsewhere in the U.S. as "outrageous" and decried "an attitude of lawlessness" she said is behind it.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-san-francisco-crime-attitude-of-lawlessness

Pennsylvania teen, 13, charged with homicide after shooting brother, 5, in ‘intentional act,’ prosecutors say

A 13-year-old Pennsylvania teenager is now facing a homicide charge for reportedly admitting to investigators that he shot and killed his 5-year-old brother in November after getting angry at him for jumping on a bed.

White House hangs up on Rick Scott as senator calls about tortured Cuban human rights activist

Scott tweeted about his hang-up by the Biden administration, blasting the White House for their “shameful cowardice” in not connecting the U.S. senator with the president on the human rights issue.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-hangs-up-rick-scott-tortured-cuban-activist

San Francisco car owners take drastic measures as break-ins skyrocket: 'I'm shocked'

Some residents of the San Francisco area are leaving cars unlocked, windows rolled down and trunks open in order to combat the spike in car break-ins.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Trump says Pence is 'mortally wounded' inside the GOP for his role in certifying 2020 election results

As former Vice President Mike Pence weighs his future in politics -- laying the groundwork for a possible presidential campaign in 2024 and supporting Republican candidates who face reelection next fall -- former President Donald Trump said Pence is "mortally wounded" inside the GOP.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/14/politics/trump-pence-comments-2020-certification/index.html

Extreme melts, rain instead of snow, beavers in the Alaska tundra: The Arctic is in failing health

From extreme melt events to an influx of beaver colonies in Alaska, and rain falling at the summit of Greenland for the first time on record, the Arctic region showed clear symptoms of an ailing planet over the past year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/14/world/noaa-climate-change-arctic-report/index.html

UN sounds alarm over extrajudicial killings in the Taliban's Afghanistan

The United Nations (UN) said Tuesday that it was alarmed by continuing reports of extrajudicial killings across Afghanistan, including hangings, beheadings and public displays of corpses.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/14/asia/un-alarm-afghanistan-killings-intl/index.html

DC attorney general sues Proud Boys and Oath Keepers members

More than two dozen members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are being sued by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine in an effort to recover the millions of dollars the city spent to defend the US Capitol during the January 6 attack.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/14/politics/dc-proud-boys-oath-keepers-lawsuit/index.html

Is Mitch McConnell in trouble?

On Monday, Alaska Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka made a provocative announcement.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/14/politics/mitch-mcconnell-donald-trump-kelly-tshibaka/index.html

4 men indicted in $750,000 murder-for-hire kidnapping plot to keep an affair secret

A Texas businessman and three others accused of conspiring in a murder-for-hire kidnapping plot were arrested last week, the Justice Department said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/13/politics/nashville-murder-for-hire-plot/index.html

Manchin opposes Biden FDA nominee, cites opioid epidemic failures: 'How many more Americans have to die?'

West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday he will oppose President Biden’s top pick to head the Food and Drug Administration for his previous failure to address one of the nation’s biggest epidemics: opioid abuse.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/manchin-opposes-biden-fda-califf

Wreaths Across America 'carpet-bombing' veteran cemeteries with 'Christian gang sign,' nonprofit says

Religious freedom group wants Wreaths Across America to seek permission from families of fallen service-members to lay wreaths at grave sties.

Group that works to elect GOP officials at state level touts its 'holding the line' against DC ‘Grinches’

President Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused of being 'Grinches' in new GOP ad

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/group-that-works-to-elect-gop-officials-at-state-level-touts-its-holding-the-line-against-dc-grinches

'This is weird and murky.' Trump SPAC deal values firm at more than $10 billion despite red flags

Former President Donald Trump's new media venture has no known revenue or product.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/14/investing/trump-spac-dwac/index.html

Two liberal colleges set to enforce stricter mandates for vaccine boosters, gatherings

George Washington and Cornell universities are set to enforce new COVID-19 guidelines for students and faculty regarding booster shots as well as gatherings outside of the classroom.

What do New Yorkers think about letting noncitizens vote in city elections?

New Yorkers were two-minded about a new measure that would grant almost a million noncitizens the right to vote in citywide elections.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-yorkers-noncitizens-vote-city-elections

Texas abortion law author responds to Newsom's push for similar gun law: 'Good luck with that'

Texas state Sen. Bryan Hughes authored a controversial abortion law that places enforcement power into the hands of the public, but he was dismissive of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's suggestion that his state do something similar with gun control.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-abortion-law-author-newsom-push-similar-gun-law

House moves toward vote on Meadows contempt referral

The House of Representatives could vote on the contempt referral for former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows as early as Tuesday afternoon.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-vote-mark-meadows-contempt-referral

Monday, December 13, 2021

Illinois homeless man crushed to death inside garbage truck, some blame cold weather

Lee Roy Stewart, a 58-year-old homeless man, was accidentally crushed to death inside a garbage truck in Springfield, Illinois, last week after he was believed to have been trying to keep warm inside a dumpster, according to local reports.

Suspected Michigan school shooter Ethan Crumbley appears in court for probable cause conference

Suspected Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley appeared at a court hearing Monday for a probable cause conference

Philadelphia groom robbed after stepping outside during wedding reception

Philadelphia police are searching for two men who allegedly robbed a groom of his watch Saturday evening.

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: defense could call more witness's than prosecution

Ghislaine Maxwell's defense team plans to call as many as 35 witnesses to undermine the prosecution's assertion that the British socialite allegedly recruited girls for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, according to recently filed court papers.

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.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/progressive-army-vet-congressional-candidate-stripped-in-anti-war-burlesque-show

Chicago rooftop revelations: Day 23 with Pastor Corey Brooks

Pastor Corey Brooks is spending 100 nights on a Chicago rooftop in an attempt to raise awareness and to end gun violence in the South Side.

12 major Dem controlled cities break homicide records following historically bloody 2020

A dozen major cities across the nation broke homicide records in 2021

Meadows attorney tells Jan. 6 Committee contempt charge would be ‘manifestly unjust'

Mark Meadows' lawyer says that the Jan. 6 Committee would be "unwise" to pursue a criminal contempt of Congress referral against him.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/meadows-attorney-jan-6-committee-contempt-charge

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Jill Biden, Douglas Emhoff to visit Waukesha more than 3 weeks after parade attack

First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff will visit Waukesha, Wisconsin, more than three weeks after a man in a car killed six people there at a Christmas parade, the White House announced Friday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/jill-biden-douglas-emhoff-waukesha-parade-attack

San Francisco's vaunted tolerance dims amid brazen crimes

Politically liberal San Franciscans are used to living cheek by jowl with open drug use, feces-infested streets and petty crime

Oxford school officials accused of destroying school shooting evidence, judge orders them to preserve it

A judge ordered Oxford school officials to preserve evidence in the school shooting case after claims it was being destroyed.

De Blasio on signing noncitizen voting bill despite 'big legal questions': My focus is on COVID

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio briefly addressed his decision to sign a bill allowing noncitizens to vote in city elections despite having issues with it.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/de-blasio-on-signing-non-citizen-voting-bill-despite-big-legal-questions-my-focus-is-on-covid

VP Harris sits down for image-boosting interview amid reported office turmoil

Vice President Kamala Harris told the San Francisco Chronicle in an interview published Sunday that her "responsibility as an elected leader is to go to the people," following rumors she’s leading a toxic work environment that has prompted an exodus of top staffers.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/vp-harris-sits-down-for-fluffy-interview-amid-office-turmoil

Chicago police officer charged with murder of mother of his child in shooting

A Chicago police officer was arrested and charged with murder after the mother of one of his children was found shot dead inside the door of her home last week, according to reports.

Hillary Clinton says Americans won't 'recognize our country' if Trump wins in 2024

Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that if former President Trump or a Republican candidate of “his ilk” wins in 2024, Americans will not “recognize our country.”

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hillary-clinton-says-americans-wont-recognize-our-country-if-trump-wins-in-2024

Survey by Biden and Trump 2020 pollsters suggests close contest in potential 2024 rematch

A new national survey conducted by the Biden and Trump 2020 pollsters suggests a close contest in potential 2024 presidential rematch

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/survey-by-biden-and-trump-2020-pollsters-suggests-close-contest-in-potential-2024-rematch

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Thunderstorms forecast to continue for areas impacted by severe weather, tornadoes

Wind and thunderstorms are forecast to continue for parts of America's heartland already impacted by severe weather on Friday and Saturday.

Fugitive Portuguese banker arrested by South African authorities

South African authorities have arrested a convicted Portuguese banker that had fled from the country in mid-September.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/11/europe/south-africa-authorities-arrest-portuguese-baker-intl/index.html

Christmas tree retailer goes to great lengths to get trees amid 'worst' shortage in years

A Christmas tree retailer describes the worst nationwide tree shortage in years and the great lengths he went for trees this season

NYC gives 800,000 non-citizens the vote in local elections

Bucking the trend of voting restrictions, the New York City Council just passed legislation that will allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. Is this a good idea?

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/12/11/nyc-gives-800000-non-citizens-the-vote-in-local-elections.cnn

Rep. Comer accuses Adam Schiff of brushing off Hunter Biden, Steele dossier scandals: 'He has no shame'

Republican Rep. James Comer of Kentucky pulled no punches discussing fellow legislator Rep. Adam Schiff's, D-Calif., obsession with Russian collusion.

Biden's handling of coronavirus pandemic given mixed reviews by DC tourists, residents

People on the National Mall rate Biden's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-handling-coronavirus-pandemic-mixed-reviews-dc-residents

Biden briefed on deadly tornadoes, pledges federal government support: 'Unimaginable tragedy'

President Biden was briefed on the tornadoes that swept across the central U.S. overnight and pledged to work with the impacted states' governors and provide federal assistance as needed.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-briefed-deadly-tornadoes-pledges-federal-government-support

Friday, December 10, 2021

Michael Nesmith, Monkees singer and guitarist, has died

Michael Nesmith, a singer and guitarist for the hit group the Monkees, died Friday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/10/entertainment/michael-nesmith-monkees-dead/index.html

Kim Potter trial: What is ‘spark of life’ testimony?

Ghislaine Maxwell trial: final accuser takes stand, says the British socialite touched her breasts

New York lottery winning numbers on Thursday

Operation Varsity Blues: Last parent pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scandal

Suspect in Chicago Chinatown shooting served 2-day sentence for prior gun-related charge

Missing Long Island mother found dead, husband charged with murder

GOP House Doctors Caucus pressures Mayorkas on fentanyl as opioid epidemic surges



source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-house-doctors-caucus-pressures-mayorkas-fentanyl-opioid-epidemic

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Kim Potter trial: Daunte Wright victim's mom faults violent offender, MPD in shooting that left son disabled

A young Illinois man is permanently disabled after running afoul of Daunte Wright, the Minnesota 20-year-old shot and killed by former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter, whose trial on manslaughter charges is underway.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Dianne Feinstein on abortion: California senator suggests a 15-week fetus isn't a human being

Sen. Dianne Feinstein commented on whether she thought a 15-week fetus was human -- touching on a raging debate surrounding the MIssissippi ban that recently reached the Supreme Court.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dianne-feinstein-15-week-fetus-human

Monday, December 6, 2021

Effort to recall Los Angeles DA Gascon kicks off again as crime rages throughout California

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon is facing a recall effort again following a rash of crimes in the city.

Biden to speak with key European allies ahead of Putin call on Ukraine

President Biden is set to speak with key European allies to "coordinate his message" ahead of his private video conference call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, a senior administration official said, as the president plans to "make clear" that there will be "very real costs" should Russia choose to proceed with a potential invasion of Ukraine.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-to-speak-with-key-european-allies-ahead-of-putin-call-on-ukraine

Over 100 Republican members of Congress send letter against Biden health care vax mandate

Republican Reps. Vern Buchanan of Florida and Larry Bucshon of Indiana called on CMS to scrap their plans pursuing the vaccine mandate for millions of health care workers in the US.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-letter-biden-health-care-vax-mandate

British woman speaks out against Ghislaine Maxwell during trial

A British woman testified Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell pressured her into giving Jeffrey Epstein sexual massages when she was still a teenager, assuring her she would have “fun” with him.

Oxford School officials could be charged in deadly Michigan shooting: prosecutor

Michigan school officials could still face charges following the Oxford High School shooting, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said

Oregon governor spotted maskless in DC despite pushing mask mandates in her own state

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown was a “featured guest” at the LGBTQ Victory Fund’s 30th anniversary gala in D.C. and was caught without a face covering in a photo published by an attendee on Twitter.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/oregon-governor-spotted-maskless-dc-mask-mandates

Border Patrol in Rio Grande Valley sees 163% spike in illegal encounters since October

The Rio Grande Valley Sector of the southern border has seen a large spike in the number of illegal encounters since October.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/border-patrol-rio-grande-valley-spike-illegal-encounters

Senate 'Byrd Bath': What it is and how it works

Everyone on Capitol Hill is chirping about the "Byrd Bath" and "Byrd Rule."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/what-is-byrd-bath-senate-budget-reconciliation

Trump endorsement in hand, Walker to exit North Carolina Senate race to launch House bid

With backing from Donald Trump, former Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina’s expected this week to end his GOP Senate bid and run to return to the House

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-endorsement-in-hand-walker-to-exit-north-carolina-senate-race-to-launch-house-bid

South African epidemiologist flags a concern found in new Omicron data

CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks with Salim Abdool Karim, a South African epidemiologist and former co-chair of the country's Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19, about the latest developments in the data regarding the Omicron variant's spread in South Africa.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/12/06/covid-19-omicron-variant-south-africa-natural-infection-karim-keilar-newday-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Federal regulators are investigating the Trump SPAC deal

The shell company that is facilitating former President Donald Trump's return to Wall Street disclosed Monday that federal regulators are investigating the deal.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/06/business/trump-spac-investigation/index.html

Why Donald Trump cares *so* much about Georgia

Donald Trump's recruitment of former Sen. David Perdue to take on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in next year's Republican primary is part of a broader effort by the former president to install loyalists in the state with an eye not just on 2022 but the possibility of his re-run for the White House in 2024.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/06/politics/donald-trump-georgia-david-perdue/index.html

California siblings save mom from attempted robbery on front steps of their home, video shows

Two siblings jumped into action last week to save their mom who was followed back to their home in Oakland, Calfornia, by a would-be purse-snatcher, according to a local report.

Missing Indiana woman last seen in San Diego nearly a month ago found safe

A 20-year-old Indiana woman who vanished in California nearly a month ago has turned up safe, the San Diego Police Department says.

NYC hit with bevy of violent crime ahead of holiday season that includes 'wooden daggers' and a sword

NYPD statistics show an uptick in shootings incidents, shooting victims and homicides over the weekend compared to the same period last year.

3 more hostages released in Haiti, Christian aid group says

Three more members of a group of 17 hostages kidnapped in Haiti in October were released Sunday night, according to a statement from the US-based Christian Aid Ministries.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/06/americas/three-more-haiti-hostages-released/index.html

'I am not a traitor': Contractor who leaked top-secret NSA document speaks out for first time

Reality Winner, a former NSA contractor, who pleaded guilty to leaking a classified NSA document providing details of a 2016 Russian cyberattack on a supplier of US voting software tells CBS she acted out of love during a "60 Minutes" interview. CNN's Katie Bo Lillis reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/12/06/reality-winner-russian-interference-2016-election-whistleblower-speaks-out-cbs-interview-newday-vpx.cnn

Henry Cavill says his dog, Kal, has saved his mental health

"Superman" star Henry Cavill has revealed that not all heroes wear capes -- some just have fluffy paws.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/06/entertainment/henry-cavill-dog-intl-scli-gbr/index.html

SEC probes Tesla on whistleblower's claims about solar panel defects

Tesla is under regulatory investigation after a whistleblower alleged the company failed to properly disclose fire risks associated with solar panel defects.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/06/business/tesla-sec-probe/index.html

Wikipedia's first ever edit is being auctioned as an NFT

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is auctioning off a non-fungible token (NFT) of the first edit ever made on the site.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/jimmy-wales-wikipedia-edit-nft-scli-intl/index.html

Armed robbers target LA holiday party, demand guests hand over their jewelry and phones

Armed robbers reportedly targeted a holiday party in Los Angeles where guests had to fork over their belongings

New travel restrictions take effect, requiring COVID testing for vaccinated travelers entering U.S.

The requirement is the latest step from the Biden administration to stop COVID-19 spread.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-new-covid-rules-testing-international-travel-vaccine-status-americans

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Sen. Ernst says Senate can override Biden to sanction Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said on "Fox News Sunday" that there are enough senators, both Democratic and Republican, who would be willing to override President Biden and sanction Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-ernst-senate-override-biden-sanction-russia-nord-stream-2-pipeline

UN and US condemn Myanmar military after protest reportedly turns deadly in Yangon

At least five people were killed in Myanmar when a vehicle plowed into anti-junta protesters this weekend, according to local media. The attack took place in a Yangon township, news outlet Myanmar Now reported Sunday, citing protesters and eyewitnesses.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/asia/myanmar-military-yangon-un-us-intl/index.html

Stolen yogini goddess statue, once on sale at Sotheby's, to be returned to India

A stolen yogini statue, which was once on sale at Sotheby's auction house in London, will be returned to the High Commission of India to be repatriated.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/india-stolen-yogini-statue-return-intl-scli/index.html

Canadian employers, facing labor shortage, accommodate the unvaccinated

Canada's tight labor market is forcing many companies to offer regular Covid-19 testing over vaccine mandates, while others are reversing previously announced inoculation requirements even as Omicron variant cases rise.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/business/canada-labor-shortage-unvaccinated/index.html

San Francisco crime surge prompts city to suspend cannabis tax to help dispensaries versus drug dealers

City supervisors in San Francisco unanimously approved an ordinance suspending the city's business tax on cannabis retailers last week.

Republicans, Democrats react to Bob Dole's death: He 'represented the finest of American values'

The death of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, 98, sparked a wave of reactions from Republicans and Democrats.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republicans-democrats-react-bob-doles-death

Georgia battle looms as Perdue set to challenge Kemp for governor in Republican face-off

A source tells Fox News that former U.S. Sen. David Perdue plans to announce Monday that he’ll challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in the Republican primary.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-perdue-gubernatorial-run-kemp-republican

Bob Dole was a WWII hero and carried his battle scars the rest of his life

Longtime Sen. Bob Dole died Sunday at 98, leaving behind a heroic military career

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bob-dole-dies-98-world-war-ii-hero-injuires

China’s space operation poses an ‘incredible threat,’ US must adapt, Space Force general says

China poses an "incredible threat" in space, launching twice as many satellites as the U.S., Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of the U.S. Space Force, said on "Fox News Sunday."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/chinas-threat-space-force-us-adapt

COVID-19 infected Norwegian cruise ship arrives in New Orleans

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship with at least 10 passengers and crew members infected with COVID-19 docked Sunday in New Orleans, where health officials said they were trying to disembark people without worsening the spread of the coronavirus illness.

Memphis police: 2 dead, 2 injured including 9-month-old in quadruple drive-by shooting

A Memphis gas station drive-by shooting left two teenagers dead and one teenager and a toddler were injured on Friday night.

More Kamala Harris aides reportedly 'eyeing the exits' as resignations stack up

More aides in Vice President Kamala Harris' office are reportedly looking to resign, following others who have already quit.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-office-report-aides-eyeing-resignations

Manchester United defeats Crystal Palace in Ralf Rangnick's first game in charge

Ralf Rangnick's first game in charge of Manchester United ended in a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/football/manchester-united-crystal-palace-ralf-rangnick-spt-intl/index.html

California burglars posing as landscapers target Asian-American homes, police say

Police in Torrance, Calif., issued a warning on Wednesday after multiple Asian-American homes in gated communities were robbed during recent weeks by suspects appearing to pose as landscapers.

Bob Dole, giant of the Senate and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, dies

Bob Dole, a Republican Party stalwart and presidential hopeful who espoused a brand of plain-spoken conservativism as one of Washington's most recognizable political figures throughout the latter half of the 20th century, died Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/politics/bob-dole-dies/index.html

longtime GOP senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole dead at 98

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole died Sunday morning at age 98, his wife's foundation announced.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bob-dole-dead-98

Surgeon Gen says Americans should not 'panic' over omicron, but should use masks, other known measures

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is urging Americans to be more aggressive in taking precautions against the COVID-19 omicron variant. Murthy told "Fox News Sunday" that, while he and other officials are still learning about omicron, he does not want the public to be afraid.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/surgeon-gen-says-americans-should-not-panic-over-omicron-but-should-turn-to-masks-other-known-measures

Rep. Massie launches ‘maximum triggering’ with family Christmas photo: ‘Santa, please bring ammo’

Rep. Thomas Massie posted a Christmas photo of his family holding guns, which has spread like wildfire on social media

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/thomas-massie-gun-christmas-photo-outrage-second-amendment

Omar on stripping Boebert's committee assignments: 'very confident' Pelosi will hold vote 'next week'

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said Sunday she is "very confident" that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will hold a vote to strip Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., of her committee assignments in the near future in response to her recent controversial comments about Omar.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/omar-says-she-is-confident-that-pelosi-hold-vote-to-strip-boebert-of-committee-assignments-next-week

Mississippi Gov. Reeves: ‘No guaranteed right to an abortion’ in Constitution

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared Sunday that "there is no guaranteed right to an abortion" in the U.S. Constitution and that such an issue should be left up to individual states.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mississippi-reeves-guaranteed-right-abortion-constitution

Pope Francis decries 'shipwreck of civilization' as he visits refugees

Pope Francis met with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos Sunday, his second trip to the island -- which has become a symbol of the migrant crisis -- in five years.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/europe/pope-francis-greece-lesbos-visit-refugees-intl/index.html

Nashville mom arrested for bringing loaded gun into high school during fight, police say

Barquita Williams, 38, was arrested Thursday after carrying a loaded nine-millimeter semi-automatic handgun onto the East Nashville Magnet School grounds during a physical fight that broke out between students, authorities said.

2024 Watch: Former Vice President Mike Pence’s Jan. 6 conundrum

Former Vice President Mike Pence says he knows he did “the right thing” on Jan. 6 in certifying the 2020 election

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2024-watch-former-vice-president-mike-pences-jan-6-conundrum

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Oregon Health Authority moves to implement 'permanent' indoor mask mandate

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) assembled a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) earlier this week to address a permanent indoor mask mandate in Oregon, which is only one of a few states that still retains one nearly two years into the pandemic.

Austin targets China in security forum address: 'China is not 10 feet tall'

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin targeted China in his address Saturday at the Reagan National Defense Forum, telling Fox News’ Bret Baier, "China is not 10 feet tall."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/austin-targets-china-in-security-forum-address-china-is-not-10-feet-tall

Hawaii military families complain of chemical smell, oily sheen in tap water as jet fuel leaks into supply

Military volunteer families have set up a donation operation to help relocate hundreds of residents after jet fuel leaked into the water supply on several military bases in Hawaii.

Biden, Putin set video call Tuesday as Ukraine tensions grow

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-putin-set-video-call-tuesday-ukraine-tensions-grow

Lloyd Austin reacts with awkward silence when asked if he has regrets about Afghanistan withdrawal

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was silent for several seconds before telling Fox News anchor Bret Baier on Saturday what his regrets are about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/lloyd-austin-reacts-with-awkward-silence-when-asked-if-he-has-regrets-about-afghanistan-withdrawal

Eight Georgia college students arrested after hazing incident

Eight people have been arrested on various criminal charges after they were allegedly involved in a hazing incident at a fraternity at Georgia College and State University, officials said.

LAPD makes 50 arrests in skid row drug investigation

The Los Angeles Police Department on Friday announced that it has made 50 arrests with 16 additional arrests pending after its two-year investigation into narcotics sold on the city's notorious skid row in downtown L.A.

Reagan National Defense Forum: Experts say Afghanistan withdrawal damaged US reliability with global partners

Top experts warned Saturday at the Reagan National Defense Forum that the standing of the U.S. as the "partner of choice" amongst global allies has waned following the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/afghanistan-withdrawal-damaged-reliability-global-partners

Biden administration still seeking return to compliance with original Iran nuclear deal while preparing for world without it

The Biden administration is still seeking a return to mutual compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran but is "preparing for a world in which there is no return" to the landmark agreement, a senior State Department official said Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/04/politics/iran-nuclear-deal-negotiations-biden-administration-preparations/index.html

Michigan school shooting: How unusual to charge parents?

The Crumbley parents were taken into custody early Saturday and later appeared in court where a judge set a $500,000 bond for each after they entered not guilty pleas.

Florida police shoot, kill armed Florida Tech student who 'lunged' at officers

Florida police shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect on the Florida Tech campus Friday night after he chased a number of students into dorms.

Bret Baier hosts keynote discussion with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Reagan National Defense Forum

Fox News’ Bret Baier is hosting a keynote discussion with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, Saturday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bret-baier-keynote-defense-secretary-lloyd-austin-reagan-national-defense-forum

Harris faces staff exodus as questions on her leadership style emerge: 'This is a sinking ship'

Reports of a toxic work environment have plagued Vice President Kamala Harris since she took up the post less than a year ago and the recently announced exodus of her chief spokesperson has only prompted more questions.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/harris-faces-staff-exodus-questions-leadership-style-emerge

Democratic lawmakers renew calls to add seats to the Supreme Court after abortion debate

The growing push by some Democrats to reshape the Supreme Court reignited this week as the court heard oral arguments in the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban case that has the potential to limit abortion access across the U.S.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-lawmakers-add-seats-supreme-court-abortion

Former football coach fired for removing Black Lives Matter poster alleges First Amendment rights violated

A former Illinois State University (ISU) assistant football coach has sued the team's head coach and the school's former athletic director, alleging his First Amendment rights were violated after he removed a Black Lives Matter poster from his door and replaced it with a different one.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/football-coach-black-lives-matter-first-amendment-violated

Michigan school shooting: Crumbley lawyer says gun was locked up, accuses prosecutor of creating media circus

Attorneys Mariell Lehman and Shannon Smith, representing the parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley, said Saturday that the gun Ethan Crumbley allegedly used was “locked” before Tuesday's tragedy.

Maryland homeowner accidentally burns house down in effort to fight snake infestation

A Maryland homeowner accidentally burned down a house in November while attempting to use smoke to get rid of a snake infestation.

US intelligence estimates Russian troop levels on Ukraine border could reach 175,000

New US intelligence findings estimate Russia could begin a military offensive in Ukraine in a matter of months as it amasses up to 175,000 troops along the border, a startling escalation that President Joe Biden has warned could lead to severe consequences.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/04/politics/russia-ukraine-troops-border-us-intelligence-reports/index.html

Waukesha parade aftermath: community comes together through fundraisers, signs and blue lights

Nearly two weeks since the Christmas parade attack in Waukesha, small business owners and employees describe a community that has come together.

Michigan prosecutor highlights texts from school shooting suspect's parents sent to son before tragedy

Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald on Saturday highlighted text messages and a social media post from James and Jennifer Crumbley to their son, suspected Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, during their arraignment hearing.

Anger simmers over Omicron travel bans in southern Africa

African leaders are hitting back against travel bans imposed over the Omicron variant, accusing wealthy countries of being hypocrites for delivering new restrictions instead of the vaccine doses the continent desperately needs.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/04/africa/africa-travel-ban-omicron-variant-intl-cmd/index.html

Bitcoin plunges overnight

Bitcoin prices plunged overnight to a low of $45,111. As of 10:30 am EST Saturday, the cryptocurrency had dropped more than 13% in the previous 24 hours, from $56, 294 to $48,309 -- a loss of almost $8,000.

source https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/04/business/bitcoin-plunges-overnight/index.html