Monday, January 31, 2022

Gabbard says Biden picked ‘disaster’ Harris due to same 'identity politics' behind Supreme Court search

President Biden said last week he will pick a Black woman to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer by the end of February.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tulsi-gabbard-supreme-court-biden-kamala-harris

Biden warns Russia of 'swift and severe consequences' if they 'walk away' from diplomacy and attack Ukraine

President Biden threatened Russia with “swift and severe consequences” should Moscow choose to “walk away from diplomacy and attack Ukraine,” maintaining that the United States and allies are continuing “to prepare for every scenario.”

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-warns-russia-of-swift-and-severe-consequences-if-they-walk-away-from-diplomacy-and-attack-ukraine

Republicans evolve party’s digital fundraising game targeting small donors

Small-dollar digital donations are becoming a focus of many Republican campaigns through the fundraising platform WinRed, following the lead set by House GOP Conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republicans-evolve-partys-digital-fundraising-game-targeting-small-donors

2022 money race: RNC edges DNC last year in fundraising fight

The RNC slightly outperformed the rival DNC in fundraising last year, according to the latest figures released by the two national party organizations.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2022-money-race-rnc-edges-dnc-last-year-in-fundraising-fight

Biden, Congress stare down daunting month as Russia-Ukraine conflict, Supreme Court pick, China bill loom

A long to-do list with limited opportunities for political wins is threatening to pour even more chaos on President Biden's administration.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-congress-ukraine-russia-china-bill-supreme-court-breyer

Increasing flood costs over next three decades will mainly impact people of color, study shows

The United States is already spending tens of billions of dollars a year on flood damage as hurricanes get more intense, sea level rises along the coasts and extreme weather becomes more frequent.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/31/us/future-flood-risk-increases-for-people-of-color-climate/index.html

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Kansas man who said he was 'told by God' to assassinate President Biden arrested outside DC

A Kansas man who was traveling to Washington is being held on charges of threatening President Joe Biden, authorities said.

Arkansas' GOP Gov. Hutchinson says Trump not ‘the one to lead our party and our country again’

Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Saturday in Washington, D.C., that he doesn’t believe former President Donald Trump deserves a second shot at running the country.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/arkansas-gov-hutchinson-trump-lead-party-country-again

Trump says he will pardon supporters who stormed US Capitol on Jan. 6 if he wins in 2024

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday night held a Save America rally in Texas, where he took shots at several Democrats and said he will give a “pardon” to his supporters who were arrested

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-he-will-pardon-jan-6-if-he-wins-in-2024

John Kirby sounds the alarm: Russian invasion of Ukraine 'could happen at any time'

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Sunday that while the U.S. still hopes to avoid any conflict, Vladimir Putin could possibly invade Ukraine at any point now.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pentagon-spox-putin-has-a-lot-of-options-for-ukraine-invasion-which-could-happen-at-any-time

Sen. Cotton says Republicans won’t launch ‘grotesque smear campaigns’ against SCOTUS nominee like Dems did

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told "Fox News Sunday" host Dana Perino that Republicans will refrain from launching "grotesque smear campaigns" against President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-cotton-republicans-grotesque-smear-campaigns-scotus-nominee-dems

Border Patrol spat during Mayorkas visit latest in a pattern of growing tension with Biden admin

A spat between Border Patrol agents and their chief during a visit by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is the latest sign of tensions between agents and the Biden administration -- whose policies many agents believe are stopping them from keeping the border secure.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/border-patrol-spat-during-mayorkas-visit-latest-tension-with-biden-admin

Tennessee family missing nearly 2 weeks are found dead in vehicle

A Tennessee family missing for nearly two weeks was found dead in a crashed vehicle on Wednesday, authorities said.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Sen. Roger Wicker says Biden's Supreme Court nom will be a ‘beneficiary’ of affirmative action

Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker said the first Black woman to sit on the Supreme Court will be a "beneficiary" of affirmative action – and predicted President Biden's pick "will probably not get a single Republican vote."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senator-roger-wicker-biden-supreme-court-affirmative-action

Nearly 1,500 California bridges have structural deficiencies: report

Of the nearly 26,000 bridges in California, 1,493 qualify as "structurally deficient," according to Federal Highway Administration records.

Governors push unity in COVID response: Not going to let ‘presidents of a different party stand in the way'

A bipartisan group of governors sought to set the record straight Saturday, telling reporters during a National Governors Association event in Washington, D.C., that political leanings would not affect their resolve to squash the coronavirus pandemic.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/governors-push-unity-covid-response

Denver police name Joe Michael Ervin as serial killer suspect in 4 cold cases through DNA evidence

The Denver Police Department on Friday named deceased Joe Michael Ervin as a murder suspect linked to four cold cases dating back to the 1970s, according to local reports.

Chinese ambassador warns of ‘military conflict’ with US over Taiwan

The Chinese ambassador to the United States this week gave another hawkish warning about growing tensions over Taiwan -- predicting a "military conflict" if Taiwan kept moving toward independence.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/chinese-ambassador-warns-military-conflict-taiwan

Navy to drain millions of gallons of water daily after Hawaii fuel leak

The US Navy has been granted a permit to discharge up to five million gallons of treated water a day from its Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility after that water was contaminated by a petroleum leak that sickened military families and children in Hawaii.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/29/us/hawaii-pearl-harbor-water-navy-red-hill/index.html

Kansas woman led female ISIS battalion in Syria, prosecutors say

An American woman from Kansas who allegedly joined ISIS and led an all-woman battalion in Syria has been arrested and charged by federal prosecutors with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/29/politics/allison-fluke-ekren-syria-isis-justice-department-charges/index.html

What an astronaut could see from space that changed him for good

"It's just a jump to the left, and then a step to the right." The catchy song from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" may as well have been our soundtrack for the last two years. Ever since the pandemic's arrival, it has felt a bit like living in a time warp, where days disappear into months.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/29/world/space-station-earth-science-newsletter-wt-scn/index.html

Friday, January 28, 2022

Pittsburgh bridge collapse caused by massive gas leak leaves 3 hospitalized ahead of Biden's visit

A Pittsburgh bridge collapse caused by a massive gas leaks leaves 3 hospitalized and 10 injured prior to President Joe Biden's visit

Wife who shot Alabama police husband sentented to 20 years in prison

Stephanie Keller was convicted of manslaughter last year in the 2019 killing of her husband Andy Kimbrel, who worked for the Vestavia Hills Police Department.

Rep. Hinson introduces bill to block taxpayer fund being used for migrant flights

FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, on Friday introduced legislation to bar taxpayer money paying for migrant flights into the U.S. interior amid continued outrage about the practice from Republicans.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rep-hinson-introduces-bill-block-taxpayer-fund-used-migrant-flights

Maryland's gerrymandered House defended by DCCC, as group adds state's lone GOP House member to target list

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stepped in to defend Maryland's gerrymandered congressional map because the state election board doesn't have sufficient interest in helping elect Democrat candidates, it said.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrat-congressional-campaign-committee-maryland-gerrymandering-redistricting

Putin's Ukraine aggression is a 'red meat' distraction for 'dissatisfied' Russian public, congressman says

Rep. Jake Auchincloss told Fox News it's important to understand Russia's internal politics play a role in Putin's plans to invade Ukraine.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/russia-putin-ukraine-distraction

Ukraine, Russia standoff: Arizona Air Force base could deploy US troops if Moscow launches attack

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, is one of several military installations the Department of Defense has identified as having troops that could be deployed if Russian forces invade Ukraine.

Nashville police release body camera footage in fatal shooting of man armed with knife: 'Don't do it'

Tennessee authorities released body camera footage from a Thursday police involved shooting, when officers fatally shot a man who was walking along a Nashville interstate armed with a box cutter before he was struck, authorities have said.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno wins endorsement from Border Patrol union

FIRST ON FOX: Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno has picked up the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council -- giving a boost to the Colombian-born Republican who is making border security a top priority on his platform.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ohio-senate-candidate-bernie-moreno-endorsement-border-patrol-union

Despite razor-thin Senate majority, Biden faces favorable Senate conditions for Supreme Court nominee

The 50-50 Senate has not been President Biden's friend in his first year in office, but that could change with his pick to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sinema-manchin-collins-murkowski-graham-breyer-supreme-court-vacancy

Hunter Biden's assistant was former Chinese government researcher, book says

Emails leaked from Hunter Biden’s computer allegedly show he obtained the secretarial services of a former Chinese government researcher, JiaQi Bao, according to a book released this week titled "Red Handed" by Peter Schweizer.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-assistant-former-chinese-government

Burgeoning Supreme Court nomination battle extends to the midterm campaign trail

Both Republicans and Democrats predict upcoming Supreme Court nomination battle to succeed retiring Justice Stephen Breyer will boost their electoral chances in November

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/burgeoning-supreme-court-nomination-battle-extends-to-the-midterm-campaign-trail

Ben Roethlisberger retires after 18-year NFL career with Pittsburgh Steelers

Two-time Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger has retired from the NFL after an 18-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/27/sport/ben-roethlisberger-retire-pittsburgh-steelers-spt-intl/index.html

Pennsylvania parents stress involvement in children's schooling: 'important role in the education system'

Parents told Fox News they have an important role in their children's education, especially during the pandemic.

Man who spent nearly 20 years in prison released after twin brother confesses to crime

A convicted felon who spent nearly 20 years in prison for murder was released after his identical twin brother turned himself in for the crime.

How Biden could pull the Supreme Court more to the left with Breyer replacement pick

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement comes at a time when a President Biden- and Democrat-controlled Senate will be able to replace him with another liberal jurist, but while this may seem like simply maintaining the court’s status quo, it could end up having a more far-reaching impact on the court for years to come.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/breyer-replacement-biden-could-pull-supreme-court-more-left

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Suspect wanted for murder of Texas deputy arrested in Mexico

The suspect accused of shooting and killing a Texas deputy was apprehended in Mexico.

Democrats' Ukraine bill touts 'inviolability of borders,' while party ignores US border crisis

Legislation being moved by House and Senate Democrats will stand up for the "inviolability of borders" in Ukraine, while the party largely ignores the security situation at the porous U.S. border.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-ukraine-bill-touts-inviolability-borders-party-ignores-us-crisis

Republicans tell Biden to fire Ron Klain, president's 'guy behind the curtain'

Republicans have cycled through many labels for Ron Klain, President Biden's powerful White House chief of staff, such as "Prime Minister Klain" or "the guy behind the curtain." But now they say Klain deserves a different label: fired.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republicans-biden-fire-ron-klain-presidents-guy-behind-curtain

Murders rose 5% in 2021 compared to 2020; 44% compared to 2019: study

The murder rate rose by 44% in 2021 compared to 2019, representing nearly 1,300 additional lives lost since three years ago, according to updated findings from the Council on Criminal Justice.

Six US fighter jets arrive in Estonia amid Ukraine tensions

Six U.S. fighter jets have arrived in Estonia, as part of the United States' broader effort with NATO allies to support the Baltic Air Policing Mission as Russia continues to threaten invasion in Ukraine.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/us-fighter-jets-arrive-estonia-ukraine-russia-tensions

Reporter’s Notebook: Russia-Ukraine tensions escalate, and Congress may weigh in

The Biden administration says it won’t allow the threat by Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine go unchallenged. The Pentagon is shifting 8,5000 troops to "heightened alert" to deter a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/russia-ukraine-tensions-escalate-congress-weigh-in

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

California mom alleges school district pushed daughter to become a boy, concealed efforts like pronoun changes

California mom Jessica Konen and her attorney Harmeet Dhillon are threatening legal action against a school district where Konen's daughter was allegedly manipulated into believing she was a different gender.

LAPD releases dramatic bodycam of officer reviving 'lifeless' toddler

The Los Angeles Police Department on Monday released body camera footage showing an officer performing life-saving measures on a "lifeless toddler."

Republicans consider shutting down government over vax mandate

Fox News Digital exclusively obtained a letter signed by a growing number of Republicans, led by Rep. Chip Roy, pledging to pull support from government funding legislation that includes vaccine mandates.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republicans-consider-shutting-down-government-vax-mandate

Texas stepfather beaten to death by teen brothers and friend, police say

Brothers in south Texas accused of beating their stepfather to death for allegedly sexually abusing their half sister, leaving his body in a field.

Illinois Democrat signed contract promising six-figure government job to potential primary opponent: watchdog

Rep. Marie Newman is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly offering a job to a potential primary opponent in exchange for political support.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/illinois-marie-newman-primary-opponent-federal-job

Fox News footage shows mass release of single adult migrants into US

EXCLUSIVE: Large numbers of single adult illegal immigrants are being released and transported into the U.S. in Texas via a small, unmarked office in a parking lot, video caught by Fox News on Sunday shows.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-footage-single-adult-migrants-released-us

House Republican introduces bill to block tracking religious accommodations to COVID vaccine

Rep. Ralph Norman introduced the Religious Freedom Over Mandates Act to block federal funding for tracking information on individuals with religious exemptions to the coronavirus vaccine.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/norman-bill-religious-exemptions-covid-vaccine

Monday, January 24, 2022

Josh Hawley endorses Jeremey Hunt, who’s bidding to unseat a rural moderate Democrat in Georgia

Sen. Josh Hawley endorses Jeremy Hunt, who’s bidding to unseat a rural moderate Democrat in Georgia in November's midterm elections

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/josh-hawley-endorses-jeremey-hunt-whos-bidding-to-unseat-a-rural-moderate-democrat-in-georgia

How much trouble is Kyrsten Sinema really in?

Over the weekend, the Arizona Democratic Party voted to formally censure one of its own -- Sen. Kyrsten Sinema -- after she opposed changing the filibuster rules to allow major voting rights legislation to pass the Senate with just 50 votes.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/24/politics/kyrsten-sinema-censure-arizona-democrats/index.html

Baltimore firefighter seriously injured in blaze, fourth member still trapped inside: Officials

Three Baltimore firefighters were seriously injured while responding to a blaze in a vacant home in the Maryland city on Monday morning, while crews were working to rescue a fourth firefighter who was trapped inside, officials said.

Mayor Adams' tough talk on crime has not translated to reality: 'City has gotten worse'

New York City Mayor Eric Adams vowed to crack down on crime, but he's facing setbacks as crime rose in his first three weeks as mayor.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Parachutist injured after jumping from top of Fort Lauderdale hotel

A man was hospitalized following a parachute jump from the top of a Fort Lauderdale hotel. Police and fire rescue teams reported to the scene Saturday morning at the Hyatt Centric hotel.

House Intel chairman Schiff: UK intelligence report shows 'imminent and real threat' of Russian invasion

Rep. Adam Schiff said the U.S. will defend Ukraine's right to choose its own leader.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-intelligence-chairman-uk-report-russian-invasion

Why Rudy Giuliani's fake electors scheme was so dangerous to democracy



source https://www.cnn.com/collections/intl-us-fake-electors-0123/

UK Royal Navy seizes more than $20 million worth of drugs in Gulf of Oman

The British Royal Navy has seized more than a ton of illicit drugs worth almost £15 million ($20.3 million) in the Gulf of Oman, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement on Sunday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/23/middleeast/royal-navy-drug-seize-intl/index.html

At least 16 killed, several injured in nightclub fire in Cameroon's capital

At least 16 people were killed after a fire tore through a nightclub in Cameroon's capital city Yaoundé early on Sunday morning, according to the country's government.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/23/africa/nightclub-fire-yaound-cameroon-intl/index.html

Georgia pastor and wife arrested after disabled people found locked in basement

'Pastor' and wife in Georgia arrested on false imprisonment charges after multiple disabled people found locked in basement of residence under the guise of a church.

Delaware police, good Samaritan lift SUV after 70-year-old woman pinned underneath: bodycam video

Officers with the New Castle County Division of Police and a good Samaritan lifted an SUV last week to recue a 70-year-old woman who was trapped underneath.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Rooftop Revelations: Churches everywhere on the South Side yet so much violence

Pastor Corey Brooks and his assistant pastor TJ Grooms question why the churches have been largely ineffective against the forces of evil

Arizona governor sues Biden admin over federal money for schools with mask mandates

Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has filed suit against President Biden's administration, seeking to bar the White House from withholding federal funds to the state over differences in school COVID-19 policy.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/arizona-governor-sues-biden-admin-over-fed-threat-states-anti-mask-rules-schools

March for Life activists excited Roe could soon be overturned: '2022 is the year'

Activists are hopeful that Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which was argued before the Supreme Court in December, will overturn or weaken Roe v. Wade. The decision on the consequential abortion case is expected by this summer.

Harris aide meets Dem Hispanic caucus, expresses 'deep regret' over tweet on illegal immigrants

Vice President Kamala Harris’ new communications director asked on Twitter in 2010 why illegal immigrants he saw on TV were not being deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This week, over a decade later, he again repented for asking that question, this time before top congressional Democrats.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/harris-comms-chief-hispanic-caucus-deep-regret-tweet-illegal-immigrants

Regina King's son, musician Ian Alexander Jr., dead at 26

Actor and director Regina King's son, Ian Alexander Jr., has died by suicide, her representative confirmed to CNN Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/22/entertainment/regina-king-son-death/index.html

The 5G-airlines crisis was mostly averted. Here's what happened - and what we still don't know

Potentially abysmal air travel interruptions were narrowly avoided this week when wireless carriers made a last-minute change to their planned 5G rollout in response to fears that new cell service towers could interfere with a key component on passenger jets that allows them to safely land in low visibility conditions.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/22/tech/5g-airlines-crisis-what-happened/index.html

Slain NYPD Officer Rivera came from immigrant family, said police 'bothered' him growing up in letter

Slain NYPD fficer Jason Rivera said in a 2020 letter obtained The New York Post that police "bothered" him growing up in an immigrant family, but he wanted to help bring positive change by becoming an officer himself.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Michiganders say children are 'not the government’s' after viral Dem Party Facebook post backlash

Michiganders speak to Fox News about parents' role in education.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michiganders-say-children-are-not-the-governments-after-viral-dem-party-facebook-post-backlash

Filibuster: What to know about the political delay tactic

Details on what constitutes a filibuster and what falls short.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/filibuster-what-to-know-delay-tactic

US Marines killed in a tactical vehicle crash at North Carolina base

The US Defense Department on Friday released the names of two Marines killed this week when the military tactical vehicle they were riding in overturned near North Carolina's Camp Lejeune.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/19/us/jacksonville-champ-lejeune-accident-marines-killed/index.html

Chicago: 3 smash and grab robberies in 20 minutes on city's northwest side

Police are investigating three smash and grab incidents that occurred within 20 minutes of each other at currency exchanges in Chicago's northside, where suspects reportedly attempted to steal an ATM,

Rep. Pfluger introduces bill to make DHS publish number of known or suspected terrorists trying to enter US

FIRST ON FOX: Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Friday that would require the Department of Homeland Security to reveal the number of known or suspected terrorists who have attempted to enter the United States -- a number the Biden administration has so far refused to reveal.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pfluger-bill-dhs-publish-number-known-suspected-terrorists-trying-enter-us

Tennessee police officer shot in standoff with armed suspect

A Tennessee police officer has been shot in a standoff with an armed suspect.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

'Huge explosion' in Ghana after vehicle carrying mining explosives hits motorcycle

A "huge explosion" in Ghana on Thursday was caused by a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle carrying explosives to be used in mining, police said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/20/africa/ghana-explosion-emergency-intl/index.html

Georgia parents livid after learning about day care teacher's 'heinous crimes' on Facebook

Georgia teen arrested for "heinous crimes" involving children.

71% of Americans support abortion restrictions: poll

The vast majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion, according to a new poll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and conducted by Marist Poll. The poll also found that a majority of Americans want to return abortion restrictions to the states, in contrast to the central ruling of Roe v. Wade (1973).

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/americans-support-abortion-restrictions-poll

American Airlines flight bound for London turns around mid-flight over mask rule compliance

An American Airlines passenger plane bound for London turned around mid-flight due to a mask-related disruption on Wednesday.

source https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/american-airlines-flight-turns-around-mask-dispute/index.html

Florida convicted felon who offered to help police arrested on multiple charges

A convicted felon was arrested after offering to help patrol officers in Miami on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Michelle Alyssa Go: Accused NYC subway shover held without bail as cops probe for racial bias

The homeless man charged with killing a young New York City women when he pushed her in front of an oncoming train was ordered held without bail on Wednesday morning as more details related to the senseless slaying were revealed.

Texas synagogue hostage aftermath: UK teens released without charges as radicalization concerns grow

Two teenagers detained in the United Kingdom in connection to investigations into a British man who died at the scene after allegedly taking Jewish worshippers at a Texas synagogue hostage were released Wednesday without any criminal charges, according to British law enforcement.

Shawn Laval Smith: Suspected killer of Brianna Kupfer has a long history of arrests

Shawn Laval Smith, the suspected killer of 24-year-old UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer, has a criminal history that spans both coasts and dates back over a decade.

Merrick Garland struggles to get on top of violent crime spike

One year into the Biden administration, the U.S. continues to see surging crime, as Attorney General Merrick Garland struggles to get a handle on the situation.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/merrick-garland-doj-crime-spike

Elderly man attacked just steps from mayor's mansion in wealthy NYC enclave

An elderly New York City man was assaulted in the tony Upper East Side by a stranger who shoved him to the ground, and later appeared to flash a hand signal, just steps from the mayor’s Gracie Mansion, police said.

Afghanistan: Watchdog warned of Afghan air force collapse before US pullout

Months before President Joe Biden announced the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, Washington’s watchdog warned that the Afghan air force would collapse without critical American aid.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/afghanistan-watchdog-warned-afghan-air-force-collapse-before-us-pullout

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Orthodox rabbis condemn CAIR, say charges of ‘Islamophobia’ against Jewish groups ‘antisemitic'

A coalition that represents more than 2,000 Orthodox Jewish rabbis on American public policy issues condemned a recent report from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) regarding "Islamophobia in the Mainstream." The rabbis called the report "both pro-terror and antisemitic."

Marines' claim of granting 2 religious COVID-19 vaccine exemptions leads to more questions

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is demanding more information on the two religious exemption requests for President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate that were recently approved by the Marine Corps.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/marines-claim-2-religious-covid-19-vaccine-exemptions

Dutch version of 'The Voice' pulled off air amid sexual misconduct allegations

The Dutch version of "The Voice" has been suspended pending an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations surrounding the popular talent series.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/18/entertainment/the-voice-holland-sexual-misconduct-intl-scli/index.html

Woman takes selfie as car sinks down frozen river in Canada

With the help of a kayak and some quick thinking, residents near Ottawa, Canada saved a driver whose car partially plunged through the ice along the Rideau River, Ottawa Police said in a statement. Onlookers took stunning videos showing the car speeding across the frozen river and the driver standing on top of the car, taking selfies during the rescue. CNN's Laura Jarrett reports.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/01/18/driver-selfie-car-ice-rescue-canada-jarrett-dnt-newday-vpx.cnn

A 555.55-carat black diamond believed to come from space is going on sale

A 555.55-carat black diamond that is truly from out of this world has been unveiled by auction house Sotheby's Dubai.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/enigma-diamond-sothebys-auction-scn-scil-intl/index.html

PM 'has to go' after ex-aide accuses him of lying to Parliament, says opposition leader

Britain's Liberal Democrats leader Ed Davey tells CNN's John Berman that Boris Johnson must resign after the Prime Minister's former top aide accused Johnson of lying to Parliament.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/01/18/boris-johnson-dominic-cummings-partygate-davey-intv-newday-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Arkansas inmates sue saying they were prescribed ivermectin to treat COVID-19, told it was 'vitamins'

Four inmates at the Washington County Jail in Arkansas have sued the jail and its doctor after claiming they were unknowingly prescribed ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

'It's brilliant': DC locals praise vaccine mandate and ID requirements while staying quiet on voter ID

The recent requirements by Washington, D.C., to show proof of vaccination and an ID feel “like a dictatorship,” resident says.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Reporter shows quarantined buildings in China ahead of Olympics

In Beijing, a single case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has led to an immediate lockdown and mass testing just weeks before the 2022 Winter Olympics. CNN's David Culver shows the effect on communities as China works to contain the highly transmissible coronavirus.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2022/01/17/beijing-shanghai-china-covid-omicron-case-olympics-dnt-newday-vpx.cnn

'SNL' mocks Biden over failures in first year

Journalist Mara Schiavocampo discusses "SNL"'s take on the start of President Biden's 2022. Host Colin Jost took jabs at Biden in Saturday's broadcast, mocking his record in office.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/media/2022/01/17/snl-weekend-update-mocks-joe-biden-newday-vpx.cnn

Ghislaine Maxwell ends fight to keep eight 'John Does' secret, court to decide whether names should be unsealed

Ghislaine Maxwell will no longer fight to keep the names of eight 'John Does' secret and will leave it to the court to decide whether the names should be unsealed, according to a letter dated January 12.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/17/us/ghislaine-maxwell-john-does/index.html

Watch these horses jump through 'purifying' fire

Spain's "Las Luminarias" festival has returned for the first time since the pandemic began, according to Reuters. About 100 horses leaped through bonfires, following a yearly ancient tradition.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2022/01/17/spain-purification-ceremony-horses-fire-lon-orig-mrg.cnn

Former Ukrainian president lands in Kyiv to face treason case

Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko landed in Kyiv on Monday to face treason charges in a case he says was trumped up by allies of his successor, President Volodymyr Zelensky.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/17/europe/petro-poroshenko-ukraine-treason-case-intl/index.html

Texas hostage standoff: Rabbi says his security training paid off

Authorities Monday continued to investigate the standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended with a British national dead and a rabbi crediting security training for getting him and others out safely.

FDA data on chemical abortions scrutinized in new study

The FDA's data on chemical abortions is encountering fresh scrutiny from authors alleging that significant discrepancies have occurred in previous figures.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fda-chemical-abortion-data-new-study

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Homeless Houston man who saved cop reunited with family who thought he died in recent stabbing

Johnny Walker, a 53-year-old homeless man who was believed to have been recently killed, was reunited with his family after he saved a Harris County deputy from a fiery crash and was praised on local television as a good Samaritan.

Gov. Youngkin expresses optimism about the future of Virginia: 'Ready for a new way forward'

Virginia’s newly sworn-in Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Sunday discussed some of his first executive orders that he signed Saturday and expressed his optimism about the future of Virginia, saying Virginians are "ready for a new way forward."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gov-youngkin-expresses-optimism-about-the-future-of-virginia-ready-for-a-new-way-forward

Top Republican: US is in new cold war with Russia

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Sunday he thinks the US is engaged in a new cold war with Russia amid high tensions between the nations over Russia's potential invasion of Ukraine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/16/politics/michael-mccaul-ukraine-russia-cnntv/index.html

Prince Harry seeks right to pay for UK police protection when in Britain

Britain's Prince Harry is making a legal challenge to a UK government decision that prevents him from personally paying for police protection for himself and his family when they are in the UK, according to his legal representatives.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/16/uk/prince-harry-legal-challenge-uk-police-protection-intl-gbr/index.html

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has died, Malian state media channel ORTM reported on Sunday. He was 76.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/16/africa/mali-ibrahim-boubacar-keita-death-intl/index.html

NC police releases partial bodycam footage after shooting death of Black man by off-duty deputy

North Carolina authorities released a portion of the body camera footage capturing the aftermath of an off-duty deputy shooting and killing a Black man named Jason Walker in the city of Fayetteville earlier this month.

'Corrupt' FBI should be 'eliminated' for statement on Texas synagogue hostage taker: Critics

The FBI is being slammed for saying the Congregation Beth Israel hostage taker’s demands were “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fbi-slammed-texas-synagogue-hostage-taker-not-related-jewish-community

Saturday, January 15, 2022

HUNGER STRIKE DAY 2: Strikers begin to feel health consequences, remain committed

Hunger strikers begin to feel health consequences on the second day of their strike for voting rights legislation.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunger-strike-day-2

Manchester City takes big step to defending English Premier League title

Manchester City stretched its lead at the top of the English Premier League to 13 points after a 1-0 victory against Chelsea on Saturday.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/15/football/manchester-city-chelsea-premier-league-title-spt-intl/index.html

Massive volcano eruption recorded from space, triggers west coast tsunami warning

A tsunami last hit the west coast in 2011 following the incredible 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan.

Biden picks TV personality Star Jones to lead heritage board

President Joe Biden has selected lawyer and television personality Star Jones Lugo to lead a U.S. government agency that identifies and protects sites of historic significance to the U.S. in Eastern Europe.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-picks-star-jones-lead-heritage-board

Virat Kohli steps down as India's cricket Test captain

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has announced he will step down as the country's Test captain, following a series defeat against South Africa.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/15/sport/virat-kohli-cricket-india-test-captain-spt-intl/index.html

Glenn Youngkin inauguration: Virginia Republican to be sworn in as governor

Inauguration celebrations are underway in Richmond to welcome Republican Glenn Youngkin as the next governor of Virginia.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/youngkin-inauguration-virginia-republican-sworn-in-governor

Friday, January 14, 2022

Ad wars heat up in Pennsylvania's crowded and combustible GOP Senate primary

The ad wars are heating up in Pennsylvania's crowded and combustible GOP Senate primary. The latest entry is a pro-Jeff Bartos super PAC that is shelling out nearly $2 million.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ad-wars-pennsylvania-republican-senate-primary

DHS OIG finds visa program for crime victims marred by fraud, mismanagement

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General has found multiple instances of fraud in a visa program designed to give visas to victims of crime, while warning of excessive backlogs, mismanagement and an inability to monitor the program -- conclusions that drew furious pushback from the agency in charge.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dhs-oig-finds-visa-program-crime-victims-fraud-mismanagement

Ohio brother, sister charged after chopping down massive tree ‘possibly over 250 years old,’ officials say

An Ohio brother and sister are facing felony charges after being accused of working together to cut down a massive tree on public land near Cleveland, which park officials believe is “possibly over 250 years old” and worth more than $28,000.

Floridians respond to flyers telling 'woke' New Yorkers to stay out of Sunshine State

People in West Palm Beach react to a Florida police investigation of flyers on New York cars telling woke people to stay away.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/floridians-respond-flyers-telling-woke-new-yorkers-stay-out

Pope Francis admits to visiting music shop to bless the business

Pope Francis has repeatedly said that what he misses most about being pope is no longer being able to take walks, as he used to do in Buenos Aires.

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French mechanic dies in Dakar Rally accident

A French mechanic died in an accident on Friday during the Dakar Rally held in Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by Dakar Rally organizers.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/14/motorsport/mechanic-death-dakar-rally-spt-intl/index.html

Waukesha Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. appears in court

Waukesha Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks Jr. was in Wisconsin court Friday morning for a preliminary hearing related to the November tragedy, when he allegedly drove his SUV through a crowd of revelers, killing six people – including a child – and hurting dozens more.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Chicago man stabbed in broad daylight in upscale area

A Chicago man is in serious condition after being stabbed in broad daylight in an upscale area of the city, police say.

Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth says he won't seek reelection

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.) just announced he will not be running for reelection, explaining his pledge to limit his term limits.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-rep-trey-hollingsworth-wont-seek-reelection

Djokovic is playing by his own rules, says world no.4



source https://edition.cnn.com/asia/live-news/novak-djokovic-australia-visa-01-13-22/index.html

Germany recommends booster shots for all those ages 12-17



source https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/omicron-variant-coronavirus-news-01-13-22/h_4961df65128132663e8b96fecf1d2e63

Hawaii couple plans to sue Hawaiian Airlines after their dog dies on flight

A Hawaii couple plans to sue Hawaiian Airlines after their dog met his maker while traveling on a flight from Las Vegas back home to Honolulu.

Republican Attorneys General call for action on 'fentanyl scourge' from China, Mexico

FIRST ON FOX: Republican attorneys general are calling for action on what they are warning is a "fentanyl scourge" from China and Mexico – warning that it marks a "grave and rising threat" against the American people.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-attorneys-general-action-fentanyl-scourge-china-mexico

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Possibility of eventually succeeding McConnell as Senate GOP leader ‘factor’ in Thune’s reelection decision

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says the eventual possibility of succeeding longtime Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell weighed on his 2022 reelection decision

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/thune-reelection-possibility-succeeding-mcconnell-senate-gop-leader

Missing Harmony Montgomery: More charges filed against stepmom

New Hampshire officials have filed additional charges against Kayla Montgomery, the stepmother of missing 7-year-old Harmony Montgomery.

Critics claim Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg would let criminals off the hook

Critics say new progressive Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would let criminals off the hook.

New Mexico city installing ‘baby box’ in wake of mom allegedly abandoning newborn in dumpster

A New Mexico city has announced that its preparing to install a “baby box” where infants can be safely surrendered, just days after an 18-year-old mother was arrested in another part of the state for allegedly tossing her newborn into a dumpster.

CRT and COVID policies in Virginia spark huge jump in homeschooling

The number of homeschoolers in Virginia has increased by nearly 40% since 2019

Texas woman arrested after toddlers found 'hogtied,' caged and 'heavily soiled'

A woman was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, for allegedly tying up two toddlers inside a home.

Body of Harry Reid, former Senate majority leader, lies in state at US Capitol

Harry Reid, a longtime Democratic U.S. senator from Nevada who rose to serve as Senate majority leader from 2007 to 2015, is lying in state at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/harry-reid-former-senate-majority-leader-lies-in-state-us-capitol

Milwaukee Burger King shooting death: One of 2 suspects arrested, police say

Milwaukee police said that a 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 16-year-old Burger King employee as they continue the search for the second suspect.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

USAID announces $308M to Afghanistan in aid

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Tuesday a contribution of more than $308 million in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan to help with food, shelter and health care.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/usaid-announces-aid-afghanistan-admin-authorized-taliban

Afghanistan problem 'here to stay,' tops 2022 conflicts to watch list: foreign policy experts

Foreign policy experts put concerns about rising terrorism and political instability in Afghanistan, after the Biden administration's complete U.S. military withdrawal, at the top of a list of potential conflicts to watch in 2022.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/afghanistan-problem-2022-conflicts-watch-list-warn-foreign-policy-experts

US Coast Guard rescues Haitians from unseaworthy sailboat off coast of Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard pulled 176 Haitians from an overloaded, unseaworthy wooden sailing vessel as it approached the Florida Keys, officials said.

Dems say Hogan crime plan is 'dog-whistling,' as governor carries nearly 80% Black voter approval rating

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has overwhelmingly positive approval ratings among Black voters and in urban areas, despite Democratic attacks against his crime plan.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/larry-hogan-crime-proposal-black-approval-rating-democrats-white-rural-urban

Biden voting rights speech: Conservative group blasts president with mobile billboard in Atlanta

President Biden's voting reform speech is already making headlines as big names drop from attending, including Stacey Abrams

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/billboards-blasting-biden-voting-georgia-speech

Reps. Comer, Jordan expose new Fauci emails they say point to COVID-19 lab leak 'cover up'

Republican leaders on the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees released excerpts of emails Tuesday that they say reveal Dr. Anthony Fauci knew COVID-19 may have been intentionally modified and leaked from the Wuhan lab.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/reps-comer-jordan-new-fauci-emails-covid-19-lab-leak

Education Secretary Cardona solicited NSBA letter comparing protesting parents to domestic terrorists: email

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona solicited the much-criticized letter from the National School Boards Association that compared protesting parents to domestic terrorists, according to an email exchange reviewed by Fox News .

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/education-secretary-cardona-solicited-nsba-letter-comparing-parents-domestic-terrorists-email

Biden to endorse changing Senate filibuster rules to pass voting changes

President Biden on Tuesday is expected to endorse making changes to the Senate filibuster in order to push through federal voting rights legislation, and warn that the tool has "injured the body enormously" and contributed to "abhorrent" GOP obstruction of the measure, a White House official said.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-change-senate-filibuster-rules-pass-voting-changes

The coldest air mass in nearly 3 years settles over New York and Boston today

It was warmer just after midnight Tuesday morning than it will be all day long in the Northeast.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/11/weather/cold-arctic-air-new-york-boston/index.html

Flights at West Coast airports briefly grounded around same time North Korea fires apparent ballistic missile

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reportedly ordered a full ground stop at airports in the western U.S. on Monday around the same time that North Korea was believed to have launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Space heater blamed after 19 die in one of the worst fires in modern New York City history

A malfunctioning electric space heater in a bedroom was the source of an apartment building fire Sunday in the Bronx that killed 19 people, New York City's fire commissioner said, in a tragedy that marks one of the city's worst fires in modern history and raises major safety questions.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/us/nyc-bronx-apartment-fire-monday/index.html

Goldman Sachs has a new prediction that could affect your wallet

The Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates four times this year in response to high inflation and low unemployment, Goldman Sachs advised clients on Sunday evening.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/economy/inflation-fed-rate-hikes/index.html

Uganda reopens schools after world's longest Covid-19 shutdown

This week 18-year-old Fridah Namuganza is taking orders and wiping down tables in the Ugandan restaurant where she works -- but she wishes she was putting on a new school uniform and returning to classes like her friend Rachael Nalwanga.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/africa/uganda-reopens-schools-covid-intl/index.html

Have we truly seen justice in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's killers?

Last Friday, the three men who chased and killed 25-year-old Black man Ahmaud Arbery in what can accurately be described as a modern-day lynching were sentenced to life in prison.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/opinions/ahmaud-arbery-killers-sentencing-justice-tisby/index.html

Recall elections hit a historic high in 2021

We are a fickle people. And we are only growing more fickle.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/politics/recall-elections-increase-governor-school-board/index.html

Former Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf endorses Gino Campana for US Senate

Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has endorsed Gino Campana, a local politician in Colorado, for U.S. Senate in 2022.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/colorado-senate-wolf-gino-campana

Why inflation can actually be good for everyday Americans and bad for rich people

No one likes paying more for stuff. That's why inflation, especially the sharp price increases we've seen in recent months, feels like a dirty word.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/economy/inflation-good-bad-winners-losers-fixed-rate-debt/index.html

NC sees protests after off-duty deputy shoots Black man who police say jumped on moving truck

North Carolina saw protests in Fayetteville Sunday after video showing the aftermath of an off-duty deputy fatally shooting a Black man named Jason Walker who authorities say jumped onto a moving pickup truck went viral.

Manchin and Sinema could scuttle another major Democrat effort, this time on the filibuster and elections

After refusing to back President Biden's economic agenda, Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema may stand in the way of a filibuster change to allow Democrats to pass an elections bill on party lines.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-democrats-voting-rights-filibuster-schumer-manchin-sinema

HHS Secretary Becerra orders Medicare to reassess premium hike on new Alzheimer's drug

U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra on Monday ordered Medicare to reassess a big premium increase facing millions of seniors this year, attributed in large part to a pricey new Alzheimer's drug with questionable benefits.

VP Harris' new comms director said George W. Bush 'stole' election from Gore, was 'illegitimate'

Vice President Kamala Harris's new communications director repeatedly wrote on Twitter that his former boss, Al Gore, won the 2000 presidential election and that George W. Bush was an "illegitimate" president.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/vp-harris-jamal-simmons-george-w-bush-stole-election

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Georgia secretary of state calls for election reform, says noncitizens should not be allowed to vote

Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Sunday called for election reforms, including photo ID laws, the banning of ballot harvesting and a Constitutional amendment that would allow only U.S. citizens to vote.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/georgia-secretary-of-state-election-reform-noncitizens-voting

Swimming parents speak out, call on NCAA to review rules regarding transgender athletes and women's sports

Swimming parents told Fox News the NCAA should review its policies regarding transgender athletes and women's sports.

Mom, siblings arrested after missing Chicago 6-year-old found dead in Indiana

The mother and two siblings of 6-year-old Chicago boy Damari Perry have been arrested in connection to the child’s death after his body was found near an abandoned house in Gary, Indiana, on Saturday, authorities said.

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot slams teachers' union for 'illegal walk-out,' rejects proposal for remote learning

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot insisted Sunday her team is doing everything they can to reach a deal with the city’s teacher’s union so that children can return to classrooms Monday.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/chicago-mayor-lightfoot-teachers-union-illegal-walk-out

Pelosi accuses Republicans of 'legislative continuation of what they did on Jan. 6' in pivot to election bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Sunday that Republicans are committing "a legislative continuation of what they did on Jan. 6" through state-level voting reforms.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-republicans-legislative-continuation-jan-6-voting-bill

NYC Mayor Eric Adams stands by support of bill allowing 800,000 legal noncitizens to vote: 'It is imperative'

New York City Mayor Eric Adams stood by his support of the "Our city, our vote" legislation that became on Sunday and will allow roughly 800,000 legal noncitizens to vote in local elections after earlier expressing concerns over the bill.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nyc-mayor-bill-legal-noncitizens-vote-municipal-elections

James Clyburn defends federal takeover of elections: 'Cannot be left up to the states'

Rep. Jim Clyburn also defended the need for filibuster reform, saying the country has "matured" and Congress needs to follow.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/james-clyburn-defends-federal-takeover-elections

Blinken rules out pulling back US troops, restricting NATO in Russia talks

Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells CNN's Jake Tapper that pulling some troops back from eastern Europe and refusing to allow Ukraine to join NATO are not on the table in negotiations with Russia this week.

source https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2022/01/09/blinken-nato.cnn

Michael Lang, Woodstock co-creator, dies at age 77

Michael Lang, famed co-creator of the Woodstock music festival, died Saturday, CNN has learned. He was 77 years old.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/09/entertainment/michael-lang-woodstock-dead/index.html

Prisoner who escaped custody and got a firearm surrenders to authorities in Tennessee

A Tennessee prisoner escaped from a work detail, eluded his captors, obtained a gun and barricaded himself in a Knoxville home this weekend before ultimately surrendering to authorities, officials said.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/09/us/prisoner-escape-tennessee/index.html

Family seeks answers after Florida teenager found dead near river

Florida teen found dead near river days after going missing, family searching for answers.

Eric Adams' NYPD commissioner blasts Manhattan DA's soft-on-crime approach in memo

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell voiced her concern in an email to all uniformed officers Friday evening about Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s light on crime approach in the Big Apple.

Ron Johnson reveals exactly why he broke his two-term pledge

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson announced that he will run for a third term in Wisconsin, parting ways with a 2016 promise to only serve two terms because he believes "America is in peril."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ron-johnson-broke-two-term-pledge

At least 34 people rescued after they became stranded on a floating chunk of ice in Green Bay

At least 34 people were rescued on Saturday after being stranded on a large chunk of floating ice off the shore of Point Comfort on Green Bay, according to the Brown County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/09/us/rescue-stranded-ice-green-bay/index.html

Virginia man arrested after FBI agents find explosives, child pornography in home

Virginia man arrested, charged after FBI agents find explosives and child pornography in his home.

Walensky says Sotomayor's pediatric COVID hospitalization number was off 96.5%

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky clarified that the number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 is nowhere close to the statistic put forth by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Friday, while noting that Americans can still work to reduce hospitalization by getting vaccinated.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/walensky-sotomayors-pediatric-covid-hospitalization-number-off-96-5

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Manhattan DA: 'I don't understand the pushback' to lighter punishment for violent criminals

District Attorney Bragg appeared with Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday to talk about his plans to reduce incarceration

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/manhattan-da-alvin-bragg-pushback-lighter-punishment-violent-criminals

California students suffered academically during COVID-19, new report reveals

California students fared worse academically over the 2020-2021 school year amid COVID-19 lockdowns than in prior years, according to a new study from the California Department of Education (CDE).

Pennsylvania mine collapse kills 1 following hours-long rescue operation

The Department of Environmental Protection, Red Cross and local rescue workers collaborated on the 8-hour operation that ended at around 11 pm Friday

A miner trapped in a Fayette County, Pennsylvania, mine collapse has died

A miner who was trapped in a mine collapse in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, on Friday has died, according to a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/08/us/mine-collapse-fayette-county-pennsylvania/index.html

BTK killer Dennis Rader thinks of himself as ‘monster’ and ‘a good person who did some bad things’: doc

A&E's true-crime documentary "BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer," comes from executive Dick Wolf of the “Law & Order” franchise.

Lani Guinier, civil rights lawyer, professor dead at 71

Lani Guinier, a civil rights lawyer and scholar whose nomination by President Bill Clinton to head the Justice Department's civil rights division was pulled after conservatives criticized her views on correcting racial discrimination, has died. She was 71.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/civil-rights-lawyer-professor-lani-guinier-dead-71

Friday, January 7, 2022

Winter storm leaves schools facing tough choices amid surge in COVID cases

A winter storm that had already blanketed parts of the South in snow moved into the Northeast on Friday, snarling air travel, crushing morning commutes and delivering a dilemma to school districts that had been trying to keep children in classes during a surge in coronavirus cases.

Senate Dems won't say if they regret blocking GOP amendment barring stimulus checks for felons

Fox News reached out to all 50 Democratic senatorial offices asking if the senators regretted voting down the amendment after the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a federal stimulus payment.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-dems-regret-downing-cotton-amendment

Ahmaud Arbery's mother addresses defense's "dirty toenails" comment during sentencing

Ahmaud Arbery's mother gave a heart-rending statement Friday in a Georgia courtroom at the sentencing of three men convicted of the murder of her son – as she responded to a defense lawyer's remark about the slain man's “long, dirty toenails.”

Missing Jessica Gutierrez: North Carolina man arrested in 35-year-old cold case of girl taken from her home

Lexington SC authorities have cracked a 35-year-old cold case involving a 4-year-old girl who investigators now believe was kidnapped in the middle of the night and killed, leading them one step closer to finding the child’s remains.

Nor’easter dumps over a foot of snow, disrupts travel and hundreds of flights

A winter storm that forecasters are describing as a “quick-hitting Nor'easter” has already dumped more than a foot of snow Friday on some parts of the region as reports are emerging of flight cancellations and vehicle accidents along major roadways.

Chicago teacher with cancer pushes for in-person classes: 'I learned at the end of life what really matters'

Joseph Ocol, who has been with the Chicago Public Schools system for 17 years as both a teacher and after-school chess mentor, has promised himself and his students that he will come into class whenever possible.

Conservative Supreme Court justices grill Biden lawyer on OSHA vaccine requirement

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a high-stakes public session to decide whether the U.S. government can begin enforcing sweeping COVID-19 vaccine requirements affecting nearly 100 million workers.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-justices-biden-vaccine-mandates-oral-arguments

Supreme Court: Sotomayor denies Biden rule is vaccine mandate, despite clear OSHA language

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor pushed back on the term "vaccine mandate" during a Friday hearing on COVID-19 OSHA regulations.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sotomayor-denies-biden-rule-vaccine-mandate-despite-osha-language

Flashback: Schumer slammed Republicans for attempting to ‘change the rules’ on the filibuster in 2003

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is leading an effort in the Senate to peel back the filibuster after fiercely defending the 60-vote rule as a way to bring "balance" to the upper chamber.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/flashback-schumer-slammed-republicans-change-rules-filibuster-2003

New York officer who saved woman from burning home rescues dog trapped in frozen lake: ‘He’s done it again’

A New York police officer who was honored for saving an elderly woman from a burning home is now receiving praise for pulling a trapped dog out of a frozen lake.

Johnny Isakson mourned at Atlanta funeral

Senators, Georgia politicians, family members and friends held one last meeting of what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the “Johnny Isakson fan club” on Thursday, remembering the Georgia Republican’s friendship and love.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/johnny-isakson-mourned-atlanta-funeral

Thursday, January 6, 2022

American soldier’s World War II letter to his mother is delivered to widow 76 years later

A letter an American soldier wrote to his mother in Massachusetts during World War II has finally been delivered 76 years later.

Chicago offers meals, 'Save Haven sites' for children while schools unexpectedly close

Chicago is offering children meals and “Safe Haven sites” amid unexpected school closures this week.

Suspect arrested in thefts of unpublished books, also targeted works by Ethan Hawke and Margaret Atwood

Authorities say they've solved a publishing industry whodunit with the arrest Wednesday of a man accused of numerous literary heists in recent years who amassed a library of unpublished works.

Colorado suspects charged with murder after elderly man found dead in burglarized home, car missing

Colorado police arrested two suspects after an 85-year-old man was found murdered inside his home.

Austin judge sets $50K bond for child sex predator after previous judge recommended $1 million

A magistrate judge set a $50,000 bond – after a previous judge recommended it be set at $1 million – for a man w police said they saw sexually assaulting a juvenile male. He was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a minor.

Senate Dems cleared way for Boston Bomber, other convicted murderers to receive stimulus checks

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been ordered by prosecutors to return a $1,400 COVID-19 relief payment he received last summer thanks to Senate Democrats, who voted against an amendment to exclude prisoners.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-dems-boston-bomber-convicted-murderers-stimulus-checks

A Los Angeles megamansion could sell for $295 million

A 105,000-square-foot mansion in Bel Air, dubbed "The One," could become the most expensive property to sell in the United States when it hits the auction block next month.

source https://www.cnn.com/style/article/the-one-megamansion-bel-air-auction/index.html

Fourth resident of Florida Villages retirement community arrested on charges of voter fraud

A fourth resident of Florida retirement community The Villages has been accused of voter fraud, weeks after three others were charged with casting ballots more than once in the 2020 election.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Republican politicians call for action against biotech companies after report on prenatal testing failures

Leading Republican politicians are calling out biotech companies amid a report about false positives in prenatal testing.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/noem-hawley-sasse-prenatal-testing

6 months after Biden touted 'independence' from COVID-19, cases set records

The U.S. reported more than 1 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, six months after President Biden said the U.S. was close to declaring "independence from COVID-19."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/6-months-biden-independence-covid-19-cases-records

Chicago to add hundreds of homicide detectives following bloody 2021, top cop says

Chicago Police Department plans to add 200 homicide detectives as crime raged last year.

Car prices remain high as Chinese-made semiconductor shortage keeps inventories low

Car prices are still inflated as dealerships struggle to maintain their inventories amid a shortage of semiconductor chips coming in from China.

Democratic Senate candidates put changing the filibuster front and center

A growing number of Democratic Senate candidates are spotlighting their support to scrap the filibuster

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-senate-candidates-put-changing-the-filibuster-front-and-center

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Marsha Blackburn derides University of Memphis program incentivizing 'woke' course transformations

Sen. Marsha Blackburn says the University of Memphis shouldn't be using taxpayer money to fund a "woke" agenda -- responding to reporting that the school was offering incentives for faculty to overhaul their courses.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/blackburn-response-university-memphis-woke

Manchin rejects Build Back Better revival: 'There's been no conversations'

Asked whether negotiations or conversations about compromise have been ongoing, Manchin denied any knowledge of BBB discussions after his statement last month against the policy package.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/manchin-rejects-bbb-revival-no-conversations

Michigan redistricting map, praised by Obama, faces lawsuit alleging Black disenfranchisement

A Michigan redistricting map that was praised by former President Obama is facing a lawsuit from current and former lawmakers who allege that it disenfranchises Black voters.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-redistricting-map-obama-disenfranchisement-lawsuit-blacks

Schumer targets filibuster reform to pass voting rights legislation

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., kicked off the new year with another effort to blow up the Senate filibuster to pass federal voting reform legislation.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/schumer-targets-filibuster-reform-pass-voting-rights-legislation

Trump-backed Senate challenger Tshibaka charges Alaska’s Murkowski is ‘queen of qualms’

The Trump backed Republican Senate candidate primary challenging GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska argues that the longtime senator during her tenure has voted to confirm “radical leftists”

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-backed-senate-challenger-tshibaka-charges-alaskas-murkowski-is-queen-of-qualms

Biden administration to double purchase of Pfizer's COVID antiviral pill to 20M treatment courses

EXCLUSIVE: President Biden on Tuesday is expected to direct health officials to double the U.S. government's purchase of Pfizer's antiviral COVID pill from 10 million to 20 million treatment courses and will accelerate the delivery of those treatments, a senior administration official told Fox News.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-administration-pfizer-covid-antiviral-pill-doubles-purchase

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro hospitalized with intestinal obstruction

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to a hospital early Monday morning with a blockage in his intestine.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/03/americas/jair-bolsonaro-hospitalized-january-intl/index.html

Was the $73 billion spent on COVID-19 testing money well spent?

People in New York share their COVID-19 testing grievances following a holiday season plagued with long lines.

NY makes major adjustment to COVID hospitalization reporting during omicron surge

New York adjusted how hospitals report patient intake amid the omicron spike.

North Carolina trooper struck by brother during traffic stop dies from injuries

North Carolina trooper hit, killed by fellow trooper brother during traffic stop.

9 Biden secretaries flunk in watchdog calendar transparency report

Protect the Public Trust, a federal government watchdog organization, released their report on Tuesday, which paints an opaque picture of the Biden administration’s Cabinet.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-secretaries-flunk-transparency-report

Monday, January 3, 2022

Eric Adams considers COVID booster mandate for NYC workers

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he is considering implementing a COVID booster mandate for city workers.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/eric-adams-considering-mandating-boosters-new-york-city-workers

Schumer to use Jan. 6 anniversary to make push for federal voting rights bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is using the one year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill to stress the importance of passing, what he described as, "urgently-needed" voting rights legislation.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/schumer-to-use-jan-6-anniversary-to-make-push-for-federal-voting-rights-bill

Ron DeSantis pressures Biden admin to let states purchase monoclonal antibody treatments

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is calling on the Biden administration to allow his state to obtain monoclonal antibody treatments for residents.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ron-desantis-biden-monoclonal-antibodies

Two GOP senators have yet to say if they're running for reelection in November

With 10 months to go until the 2022 midterms, two senators - both Republicans - remain mum on whether they’ll seek another term on Capitol Hill

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/the-two-senators-whove-yet-to-say-if-theyre-running-for-reelection-in-november

Verizon and AT&T reject request to delay wireless tech rollout

AT&T and Verizon denied the US government's request to delay rolling out the next-generation wireless technology.

Rooftop Revelations: What has Black Lives Matter done for our community?

On day 44, Pastor Corey Brooks was visited by Dumisani Washington and Darwin Jiles Jr. to discuss the impact Black Lives Matter has had on Chicago's South Side.

Illinois police warn scammers using name of slain officer on fake GoFundMe pages

Illinois police warned that scammers are creating fraudulent GoFundMe pages using the name of a veteran officer who died in the line of duty last week.

Border Patrol agent targeted with gunfire from Mexico during apprehension, source says

A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas was shot at from Mexico on New Year's Day while apprehending a migrant who crossed into the country illegally, a law enforcement source tells Fox News.

Groups demand arrest of LAPD officer who allegedly shot 14-year-old dead

Civil rights groups are demanding that the Los Angeles police officer who inadvertently shot and killed a 14-year-old girl during an encounter with a suspect at a Burlington Coat Factory be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Reporter’s Notebook: Chad Pergram remembers Jan. 6 attack one year later

I remember when I walk through the Capitol Rotunda.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pergram-jan-6-attack-one-year-later

Sunday, January 2, 2022

January 6 committee has 'significant testimony' the White House 'had been told to do something' during insurrection

The Democratic chairman of the House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection said Sunday that the panel has "significant testimony" that the White House "had been told to do something" during the deadly attack last year.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/02/politics/bennie-thompson-trump-capitol-insurrection/index.html

US Capitol Police still ‘400 officers short’ as staffing remains ‘critical’ issue a year after Jan. 6: chief

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger appeared on "Fox News Sunday" to address the security changes the agency has made in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, and to discuss what challenges still remain.

COVID-19 vaccine mandate blocked for Head Start Program

Teachers in the Head Start early education program cannot be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

New York school cites 19th century reason for banning 'Jingle Bells' over Christmas

Council Rock Primary School in Brighton, New York, removed "Jingle Bells" from its repertoire of Christmas songs after linking the popular tune's origins to minstrel shows in the 19th century, according to a local report.

Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal Twitter account permanently suspended over COVID-19 ‘misinformation’

Twitter announced Sunday that it had permanently suspended the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., over alleged COVID-19 "misinformation."

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/marjorie-taylor-greenes-twitter-account-permanently-suspended-covid-19-misinformation

Marjorie Taylor Greene permanently banned from Twitter

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal Twitter account was permanently banned for violating the tech giant’s “COVID-19 misinformation policy.”

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-personal-account-permanently-banned-twitter

EU flag removed from Arc de Triomphe after causing stir

A large European Union flag attached to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Friday to mark the start of France's six-month presidency of the bloc was removed on Sunday after it drew outrage from far-right and right-wing leaders.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/02/europe/arc-de-triomphe-eu-flag-removal-intl/index.html

Georgia mom had sold murdered 5-year-old daughter as sex slave, warrant reveals

The mother of 5-year-old Kamarie Holland had allegedly sold her daughter into sexual servitude before the young girl turned up dead in Alabama, newly made public court documents reveal.

Ed Sec Cardona says students need in-person classes despite omicron: 'They’ve suffered enough'

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona stressed the need to keep schools open for in-person learning despite a surge in coronavirus cases brought on in significant part by the omicron variant.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ed-sec-cardona-says-students-need-in-person-classes-despite-omicron-theyve-suffered-enough

Ayanna Pressley joins long list of Dem lawmakers testing positive for coronavirus

Rep. Ayanna Pressley announces she tested positive for the coronavirus.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ayanna-pressley-tests-positive-coronavirus-breakthrough-case

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Las Vegas NYE robberies leave two dead, suspects detained

A series of robberies in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve left two people dead, authorities said.

Louisiana judge caught on video using racial slurs on alleged home burglar resigns

A Louisiana judge heard on video using racial slurs to describe an alleged burglar at her home has resigned.

874 cars were torched in France on New Year's Eve -- fewer than in previous years

A total of 874 vehicles were set ablaze across France on New Year's Eve as part of a decades-old tradition.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/01/europe/france-car-burning-nye-2021-intl/index.html

Miley Cyrus handled a New Year's wardrobe malfunction like a total pro

Miley Cyrus rang in the New Year with a live performance in Miami and didn't let a small wardrobe malfunction stop the show.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/01/entertainment/miley-cyrus-new-year-show/index.html

Texas deputy fired after shooting 17-year-old

A deputy has been terminated in Texas after an encounter with a girl who was allegedly driving a stolen car.

2022 Midterms: Will a red wave overcome a blue wall?

Republicans are very confident they'll win back majorities in the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.

source https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2022-midterms-red-wave-blue-wall

Dan Reeves, former NFL coach and player, has died

Dan Reeves, the former National Football League head coach and Dallas Cowboys running back, has died, according to NFL.com. He was 77.

source https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/01/sport/dan-reeves-dies/index.html

Washington state police discover dead body inside stolen truck

Tacoma police found the body of a dead male inside a 2016 Ford F-150 that was reported stolen in mid-December.

Utah construction worker rescued after being fully buried at site, fire officials say

A Utah construction worker was rescued after being "completely buried" in an apparent accident on Monday evening, authorities sai...