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    (CNN)A person may take knowing the local time for granted, but an official review revealed that there is no single, accurate map showing the nation's time zones and local observance of Daylight Saving Time. Federal transportation officials are now at work creating an accurate map of the nation's time zones, according to a report by the inspector general for the Department of Transportation. The issue came up, the inspector general's office said, after the US Senate passed legislation this year to end the biannual time turn by making Daylight Saving Time permanent. Investigators found no single map accurately showing the boundaries nationwide and said several sources of time information on the DOT website contained errors, such as inaccurately noting the time practices in some localities. For example, one map incorrectly identifies a deviation in Nevada: "Elko County, NV is shown as the location that changed time zones rather than the correct location, the city of West Wendover." "The official boundaries are narratively described [in federal regulations] with various types of coordinates and geographic features such as lines of longitude, State...
    KING Charles is grief-stricken for the loss of his mother, yes. But his expression of utter desolation throughout the funeral suggests an extra weight on his shoulders, that of expectation and duty. 7King Charles is grief-stricken for the loss of his motherCredit: AFP 7But Pengate must be a one-off display of petulant irritability At the age of 73, when the majority of us are hanging up the tools of our trades and spending more time with our begonias, King Charles is only just starting one of the biggest jobs in the world. Perhaps worse, he has an incredibly tough act to follow. Her Majesty the Queen was a comforting constant through times of crisis who never seemed to view life through the prism of herself. In a modern world blighted by oversharing, she shared little, if any, of her opinions — which, considering she was educated, quick-witted and bright, must have felt deeply frustrating at times. READ MORE JANE MOOREJANE MOORE Was William's invitation to Harry really an olive branch? Or PR masterstroke...JANE MOORE Like Victoria & son Brooklyn, us...
    The nation's broadcasters were called upon once more to transmit the melancholy glory of another day in the death of our Queen. And amid the massing of the military, resplendent in their scarlet and gold, complete with ceremonial trimmings of frogging and ruff, one question burned. How many more last journeys could Elizabeth II make? 'The Queen will leave for the final time shortly,' said Anna Botting for Sky News. 'The Queen will leave Buckingham Palace for the very last time,' said Chris Ship for ITV. And even once the journey began, no one was sounding the last post for the last time. 'Now passing under the great arch for the last time, Queen Elizabeth II,' solemnly intoned the BBC's Fergal Keane, sounding for a moment as if he were reporting on the voyage of a cruise ship. The cortege left Buckingham Palace and headed east, straight towards Alastair Bruce for Sky. 'The Mall is waiting to embrace the late Queen as she comes down through this canopy of trees for the last time,' he said 'The Queen will leave...
    Vice President Kamala Harris insisted the U.S.-Mexico border is secure in a jumble of words on her 'Meet the Press' interview Sunday.  Harris blamed the Trump administration for a 'broken' immigration system.  'I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do, the first request we made: pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship,' Harris said. 'The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.'  'We're going to have two million people cross this border for the first time ever. You're confident this border is secure?' interviewer Chuck Todd pressed the vice president in the interview.  'We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation including ours in our administration,' Harris replied.  'But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix,' she added, calling for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  Vice President Kamala Harris insisted...
    THE Queen’s last great journey began at Balmoral yesterday as she left her beloved estate for the final time. Among those paying their respects as her hearse slowly passed was Dr Andre Andrasovska, who said: “What we are seeing today is the departure of the soul of the nation. It is a very significant event.” 4The Queen’s last great journey began at Balmoral as she left her beloved estate for the final timeCredit: AFP 4A sombre Princess Royal follows Her Majesty's hearse in a limoCredit: PA At her beloved Balmoral Castle, six of the late monarch’s faithful ghillies and gamekeepers had hoisted her oak casket on to broad shoulders. It was then carefully placed into a black-liveried Mercedes hearse. A lone bagpiper hauntingly played as the ghillies — who had accompanied the Queen on Balmoral’s grouse moors and salmon beats — bid her farewell. The Princess Royal, 72, ensured that the Queen was not alone on her final journey. Read More On The Queen's DeathPAY YOUR RESPECTS Brits will be able to see the Queen’s coffin from tomorrow - here's...
    The new King was openly emotional in 'a way that the Crown has never been seen before,' during his first address to the nation tonight, according to a body language expert. Judi James told MailOnline how Charles, 73, did away with the traditional 'stiff upper lip' during the speech, in order to allow himself to share his grief with the nation during the address, which was screened at a service of prayer and reflection at St Paul's Cathedral. According to Judi, the monarch 'radiated pride and confidence' during the emotional speech, which was recorded from the Buckingham Palace Blue Drawing Room.  She added that Charles spoke with both the vulnerability of a loving son when he addressed his late mother during the speech, but also the poise of a new King when speaking to the nation. 'The new King’s body language was openly emotional in a way that the crown never has never been seen before,' Judi said, adding it was was departure from Charles' previous body language.  Judi James told MailOnline how Charles, 73, gave up the 'stiff upper lip'...
    King Charles III has addressed the nation in his first speech since becoming the monarch, paying tribute to his 'darling' wife Camilla and her 'loyal public service' - as well as confirming her title of Queen Consort. He ascends the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at Balmoral, yesterday, aged 96.  During the emotional address, which was broadcast from Buckingham Palace, the new King, 72, said he will be counting on 'the loving help of [his] darling wife, Camilla'. In the speech that was screened at a service of prayer and reflection at St Paul's Cathedral, he spoke of the 'time of change' for his family, adding: 'I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla.  'In recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage 17 years ago, she becomes my Queen Consort. The new King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla arrive at Buckingham Palace today, a day after the death of Queen Elizabeth II King Charles III delivers his address to the nation and the Commonwealth from Buckingham Palace 'I know...
    (CNN)King Charles III on Friday delivered his first televised address to the nation as sovereign following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. Here is a transcript of his prerecorded speech:I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow. Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen -- my beloved Mother -- was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example.Queen Elizabeth was a life well lived; a promise with destiny kept and she is mourned most deeply in her passing. That promise of lifelong service I renew to you all today.Alongside the personal grief that all my family are feeling, we also share with so many of you in the United Kingdom, in all the countries where The Queen was Head of State, in the Commonwealth and across the world, a deep sense of gratitude for the more than 70 years in which my Mother, as Queen, served the people of so...
    KING CHARLES III has addressed the nation for the first time as monarch. Speaking from Buckingham Palace, the King paid a touching tribute to his beloved mother Queen Elizabeth II following her passing on Thursday. 3King Charles III addressed the nation for the first time as monarchCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk 3The King will be formally proclaimed monarch at a historic Accession Council meeting at St James's Palace tomorrowCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk 3King Charles III paid a touching tribute to his beloved mother, Queen Elizabeth II, following her tragic passing yesterdayCredit: Reuters Read below to see King Charles' first speech in full: "I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow. Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved Mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example.  "Queen Elizabeth was a life well lived; a promise with destiny kept...
    King Charles III is set to address the nation on Friday afternoon, marking his first public speech since the queen’s death. His speech comes as the United Kingdom enters a national period of mourning over Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96 on Thursday. The country began paying its respects to the queen on Friday, with bells ringing in tandem at Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and churches around the country at noon local time. Officials also held a 96-gun salute, one round for each year of Elizabeth’s life, at multiple locations around 1 p.m. local time. A commemoration service is expected to be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, and the queen’s coffin is expected to remain in Scotland until her funeral. Her funeral is expected to take place 10 days after her death at Westminster Abbey. More from Examiner Heritage Foundation rates Florida and Arizona as top states for education freedom September 09, 2022 12:55 PM White House plays politics with women’s...
    KING Charles III is getting ready to address the nation in his first speech as reigning monarch. It follows the sad passing of Britain's beloved Queen Elizabeth II. What time will King Charles address the nation today? King Charles’s official spokesman has confirmed that he will make his first speech today (September 9, 2022) following the death of his mother on yesterday (September 8, 2022) He is due to make his address at about 6pm tonight, in a pre-recorded televised address. Charles will then be formally proclaimed monarch at a historic Accession Council meeting at St James's Palace tomorrow (September 10, 2022). He automatically became King after Her Majesty's passing at Balmoral. 1King Charles will address the nationCredit: Getty Before Charles' speech, bells are expected to toll at St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle at noon. A gun salute will then fire in London's Hyde Park an hour later - one round for every year of the Queen's life. Read more on the queenIN OUR THOUGHTS Televised tribute to the Queen to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral TONIGHT What...
    THE Queen has been inundated with good wishes after Buckingham Palace revealed doctors were concerned for her health. Her Majesty, 96, is currently under medical supervision at Balmoral where she is said to be resting. 1The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral, the Palace said todayCredit: PA Prince Charles, Camilla and William have rushed to be by her side, it was confirmed today. And Meghan and Harry, who had been due to carry out an engagement in London tonight, are also on their way to Scotland. But figures from across the nation have joined in wishing the monarch well from afar. Prime Minister Liz Truss said "the whole country will be deeply concerned by the news", adding: "My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time." READ MORE ON THE QUEENREST UP MA'AM William & Charles rush to Balmoral to be by Queen’s side amid health fearsQUEEN BILL OF HEALTH? Latest news and health update on the Queen While...
    President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver a prime-time address framing November's midterm elections as a continuation of his 2020 cycle's "battle for the soul of the nation." Biden is anticipated to portray MAGA forces, perpetuated by former President Donald Trump and his allies, as being "determined to take this country backwards," according to an excerpt from his prepared remarks. The speech is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Biden is traveling to Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to deliver it. More from Examiner California passes bill banning sale of farmland to foreign governments September 01, 2022 07:47 PM 'Spin is real': Trump attorney responds to uproar over classified documents September 01, 2022 07:38 PM Judge dismisses Carter Page’s FISA abuse lawsuit against James Comey and others September 01, 2022 07:32 PM Opinion Stop blaming 'institutional racism' for Democrats' failures By: Zachary Faria First homicides, now shoplifting plague Philadelphia thanks to radical DA By: Christopher Tremoglie Meghan moans about her life as a Hollywood trophy wife By: Tiana Lowe Videos...
    Riding high on a string of massive successes President Joe Biden will address the nation Thursday evening from Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss “the continued battle for the Soul of the Nation,” the White House announced late Monday afternoon. Last week Gallup reported President Biden’s approval rating had skyrocketed, jumping six points to 44%. That marker places him about former Presidents Donald Trump (41%), Barack Obama (43%), Bill Clinton (39%), Jimmy Carter (43%), and Ronald Reagan (41%) at this point in their presidencies. “The president will lay out how America’s standing in the world and its democracy are at stake,” NBC News reports, citing a White House official. “Biden will highlight what he sees as progress over the past two years to protect our democracy, but note that rights and freedoms remain at risk.” “He will make clear who is fighting for those rights, fighting for those freedoms, and fighting for our democracy,” the official said, NBC adds. The Biden White House is quickly turning its earned political currency into opportunities to share the President’s vision,...
    Anthony Joshua, unless Oleksandr Usyk, kicks sand in his face, will become the third British fighter to regain the world heavyweight title for a second time. He will join Lennox Lewis and Herbie Hide, who twice lost the crown yet bounced back to recapture it on two occasions. 5Anthony Joshua faces Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday nightCredit: Getty 5AJ is bidding to become a three-time heavyweight world championCredit: Getty AJ will find it extremely difficult to get his WBA, IBF and WBO belts back from the man who treated him to a 12-round masterclass of magical skills and tactical brilliance 11 months ago in London. But he must know it's going to be that much harder because Usyk isn't only a virtuoso of the noble art but he's going to be doubly inspired by 40 million fellow Ukrainians willing him to win. Boxing's most exciting, glamorous and lucrative division has been responsible for so many outstanding moments featuring giant personalities like Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. But...
    by Lauren Farrell   Growing up in our house, Election Night was like the Super Bowl. We would stay up late into the night watching the returns. The 2020 election was no different. That night, I watched Donald Trump take state after state with ease. Then I watched as votes started to fluctuate, barely trickled in, and then, with only a handful of states to go, I watched as counting was halted altogether. A sinking feeling crept over me as I witnessed things I had never seen in my life. The media, the Left, and RINOs like to say that these “feelings” about Trump stem from a cult-like devotion to him. It couldn’t possibly be that for years, prior to the election, we observed an unprecedented witch hunt against him. Neither could it be that I, like many others, watched as states halted their counts under the flimsiest of circumstances. It certainly looked odd. Almost two years on, Americans still question—with evidence—whether or not the 2020 election was rigged. But polite people are not supposed to mention it. America,...
    THE nation has lost its spark for cooking with more than one in four unadventurous Brits reluctant to prepare anything new in the kitchen. A study of 2,000 adults found 29 per cent cook the same dishes on rotation, while a quarter admit they’re too lazy to search for new recipes. 1According to a new study Brits are losing their spark for cookingCredit: Getty And 60 per cent only cook out of necessity, with seven in 10 put off trying new recipes in fear of it going wrong. The classic Sunday roast is the most common dish being made at home, alongside spaghetti bolognese, Shepherd’s pie and stir fry. The study was commissioned by vegetable brand Tenderstem to launch its Suppertime Sonnets in partnership with farmer and former JLS singer JB Gill. He is seen performing in a field, reciting classic recipes in the style of Shakespearean sonnets, in a bid to get Brits more creative when cooking. MORE IN FOOD AND DRINKPORKING HELL I'm a chef and you've been cooking your bacon all wrong JB Gill said: “I’ve learnt...
    Just after midnight local time in Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump posted what is overtly a campaign ad in a message on his Truth Social service. It was only hours after he confirmed his Florida home was “under siege” by FBI agents. Trump posted the video at about eight minutes past midnight Monday night, and “re-truthed” it again about 10 hours later around 10:30 Tuesday morning. The Rumble video starts with the Trump’s name and the message “a nation in decline. It ends with the quote “the best is yet to come,” and his name again. The hashtag #thebestisyettocome has been gaining steam on Truth’s trends, along #covfefe and #2000mules on Tuesday morning. The obvious 2024 campaign ad begins in black and white with the sound of Trump describing problems like Afghanistan, energy dependence, the war in Ukraine, “fake news” and other Trump rally favorites. In the video Trump says “we are a nation that has weaponized its law enforcement against the opposing party like never before.” The narration is from speeches delivered by Trump but the comment is very on...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Court decisions don’t justify secession talk Re. “California needs to prepare to secede from nation,” Page A6, July 1: Joe Mathews apparently does not understand our nation’s history, Just because there are court rulings that go counter to his or the state’s feelings does not warrant secession. Our founding fathers via the Federalist Papers (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay) argued strenuously and compromised greatly (e.g., slavery for Southern states) to create a unique democratic nation. They admitted that it was not perfect. But it was important to have one united nation to go forth, regardless of its blemishes, in the hopes that as we progressed we would create a better whole — as opposed to a fragmented mishmash. We survived a brutal, divisive Civil War over slavery. We can certainly survive some controversial Supreme Court decisions without the juvenile attitude of “taking my ball and bat and going home.” The high court is saying we are a republic and have checks and balances...
    For the first time ever, Colombia has chosen new leadership that is not conservative. Voters in the third-most populous nation in Latin America narrowly elected the former mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, in a runoff election against his conservative opponent Rodolfo Hernández, with 50.47 percent of the votes. This article was produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Petro, who ran on a platform to tackle inequality, is a former rebel soldier who, at the age of 17 joined a now-defunct guerilla group called M-19 and was briefly imprisoned and tortured. His election is viewed as part of the ongoing “pink tide” in Latin America where a wave of left-leaning, but not-hardcore-communist leaders have succeeded in taking power through democratic elections. Perhaps even more impressive than Petro is his running mate, Francia Márquez, the nation’s first Afro-Colombian vice president and a celebrated environmental activist. No other Afro-Colombian has risen so far up the ranks of the government as Márquez—in spite of the fact that nearly 10 percent of the nation’s population is of African descent—and...
    The buying power of the average wage for British workers is falling at the fastest rate on record, as the inflationary crisis has wiped out all gains in salary and bonuses. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Tuesday showed that regular pay, which excludes bonuses, fell by 4.5 per cent over the past month when taking inflation into account, the sharpest decline since comparable records began in 2001. Even when taking bonuses into account, wages still fell by 3.7 per cent, however, this figure was bolstered by high payouts in the financial services sector, the ONS said. Inflation, which has hit the highest level since the 1980s as a result of years of government mismanagement, months of lockdown policies, and now exacerbated by the war in Ukraine eliminated the increases in salaries, which rose by 4.2 per cent without bonuses. The director of the Institute for Employment Studies Tony Wilson told The Guardian: “This is really grim news on pay and is only likely to get worse,” adding: “Despite the tightest labour market on record, nominal pay...
    WALES return to UEFA Nations League action against Netherlands TOMORROW - and their hopes of progressing in this tournament are not looking promising. The Dragons suffered a marginal defeat to Poland in their opening fixture despite taking the lead. 2Wout Weghorst stunned Wales in Cardiff with a stoppage time winnerCredit: EPA 2Brennan Johnson's first goal in a Wales shirt secured a point for the DragonsCredit: PA And Rob Page' men were involved in stoppage time drama in their last clash with Holland when Wout Weghorst' last-gasp header cancelled out Rhys Norrington-Davies' 92nd minute equaliser. However, Nottingham Forest talisman Brenan Johnson managed to rescue Wales a point in the one all tie with Belgium. Plus they'll be eager to get revenge for what Louis Van Gaal's men did to them in Cardiff. What time does Netherlands vs Wales kick off? Netherlands entertain Wales TOMORROW - Tuesday, May 14. It is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time - 8:45 local time. De Kuip will be the designated arena for this match which is home of Dutch side...
    WALES return to UEFA Nations League action when they host Netherlands in Cardiff. The Dragons will have a feel good factor about themselves having FINALLY secured World Cup football last week. 2Wales secured World Cup qualification for the first time in 64 yearsCredit: Getty 2Netherlands thrashed their neighbouring nation Belgium 4-1Credit: Rex Which was the first time Wales had qualified for the major tournament since 1958. But they'll have to put the party on pause as the Flying Dutchman are in town. And Netherlands dismantled Belgium on match day one so they'll be eager to continue their impressive form. What time does Wales vs Netherlands kick off? Wales entertain Netherlands TONIGHT - Wednesday, June 8. It is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time. Cardiff City Stadium will be the assigned arena for this mouth-watering contest which can hold around 33,000 spectators. Netherlands have NEVER lost to Wales with their last match being a 3-2 win in 2015. Read More on Nations LeagueSTRANGER THAN FICTION Mysterious hole 'from Stranger Things' emerges & SWALLOWS footballerMUS WIN...
    WALES return to UEFA Nations League action TOMORROW when they host Netherlands in Cardiff. The Dragons will have a feel good factor about themselves having FINALLY secured World Cup football last week. 2Wales secured World Cup qualification for the first time in 64 yearsCredit: Getty 2Netherlands thrashed their neighbouring nation Belgium 4-1Credit: Rex Which was the first time Wales had qualified for the major tournament since 1958. But they'll have to put the party on pause as the Flying Dutchman are in town. And Netherlands dismantled Belgium on match day one so they'll be eager to continue their impressive form. What time does Wales vs Netherlands kick off? Wales entertain Netherlands TOMORROW - Wednesday, May 8. It is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time. Cardiff City Stadium will be the assigned arena for this mouth-watering contest which can hold around 33,000 spectators. Netherlands have NEVER lost to Wales with their last match being a 3-2 win in 2015. Read More on Nations LeagueSTRANGER THAN FICTION Mysterious hole 'from Stranger Things' emerges & SWALLOWS footballerMUS...
    President Joe Biden strode down a red carpet lined with candles, to a different podium than the one he stood behind just nine days ago to again address the mass shootings that have left scores dead in the last month alone. “For God's sake, how much more carnage are we willing to accept?” he asked. “How many more innocent American lives must be taken before we say enough? Enough.” While his address last Tuesday in the immediate aftermath of the mass murder of 19 children and two of their teachers in Uvalde, Texas was focused on mourning the dead, on Thursday Biden outlined a specific set of policies he said would help curb the violence. “Here's what the families in Buffalo and Uvalde in Texas told us we must do,” he said. “We need to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. And if we can't ban assault weapons, then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21.” Biden also listed strengthening safe storage laws, background checks and implementing red flag laws among other “rational common...
    President Joe Biden gave an impassioned call to action in the wake of several mass shootings. Speaking at the White House on Thursday night, Biden made his case for a series of gun control measures that Congress should pass, including bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The president spoke of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where he visited this week after 19 students and two teachers were murdered by a shooter with an AR-15-style rifle. He also referenced the killings of 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo where a gunman went on a racist rampage. “Standing there in that small town, like so many other communities across America, I couldn’t help but think, there are too many other schools, too many other everyday places that have become killing fields, battlefields, here in America,” Biden said. “We stood in such a place just 12 days before across from a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, memorializing 10 fellow Americans, a spouse, parent, grandparent, a sibling, gone forever.” Biden explained that in those cities, the families...
    NEWARK, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden told graduates Saturday at his alma mater, the University of Delaware, that “now it’s your hour,” as he encouraged young people in the United States to help the country live up to its ideals. Speaking to more than 6,000 graduates, and with the nation mourning victims of two mass shootings in as many weeks. Biden lamented the division and hatred in the country he governs. He bemoaned a “crisis of faith” in U.S. institutions and he pressed graduates to work to bind up the country’s wounds. READ MORE: Triple Shooting In Philadelphia Leaves Man Dead, 2 Women Coming Out Of Church Injured, Police Say“Your generation, more than anyone else will have to answer the question, Who are we? What do we stand for? What do we believe? Who will we be?” Biden said. “You can make the difference, you can lift the country up, you can meet the challenges of our time.” “There’s one message I hope you take from me today: This is no time to be on the sidelines,” he added....
    President Joe Biden appears to be doubting whether he can keep his campaign promise to unify the nation as he adopts an even more partisan tone in a midterm election year. If true, the acknowledgment demonstrates Biden's recognition he has failed to manage expectations as former President Barack Obama did with his "hope and change" mantra before him. BIDEN KEEPS SAYING US WILL DEFEND TAIWAN — AND WHITE HOUSE KEEPS WALKING IT BACK "He can’t unite America because he doesn’t understand America," Reagan biographer Craig Shirley said of Biden. "Nor does he understand the bully pulpit or presidential leadership." Although Shirley agreed modern campaigns should be aspirational, he countered that far-left rhetoric did not achieve that. "Obama used words he did not understand," Shirley said. "He was skilled in the study of himself, which is why he was the nation’s first Facebook president." Even Democrats are disappointed with the failure of Biden's Republican bridge-building as president, according to Aggressive Progressive podcast host Christopher Hahn. "Biden underestimated the depth of division felt by a very large percentage of Americans," Hahn...
    (CNN)Mass shootings have become so common in the US that we have developed a pathology for how to react. The aggrieved families who have lost someone they loved are the recipients of thoughts and prayers. Law enforcement is praised for keeping the tragedy from becoming even more horrific. Counseling is offered to survivors. Politicians come to town to express their sympathy and outrage, and vow that the latest community will recover and stand "Texas strong" or "Sandy Hook strong" or "Parkland strong." But nothing happens to prevent another shooting. James MooreWe pray. But don't legislate. And prayer clearly is not stopping the slaughter. In all the statements to come from conservative politicians following up Tuesday's deadly shooting in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two adults were killed, do not expect to hear even a solitary voice suggest gun reform. The Second Amendment is always treated as more important than the lives of children. Words like "evil" and "incomprehensible" and "horrific" will be thrown around and, as Republican US Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas urged us,...
    (CBS4) – Colorado has recorded four cases of childhood hepatitis, or liver disease, so far, and now the CDC has requested the nation start tracking where these cases are coming from as they currently do not know. (credit: CBS) Colorado is one of 25 other states that are also monitoring the cases. While there are five cases that have ended in death, Colorado doctors said this is no time to panic. “They mystery is definitely concerning,” CMO St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center’s Dr. Rebecca Blackwell said. “But it is very rare.” There have only been 100 recorded cases in the U.S. so far. Blackwell said the important thing for parents is to understand is the signs that might point towards the disease and to take a child to the doctor if they believe it’s serious. “Hepatitis will cause some vague symptoms, things that you might see in your kids all the time,” Blackwell explained. “Especially as we unmask post-COVID. So — fever, fatigue, cold symptoms, decreased appetite, nausea, diarrhea.” “As the hepatitis gets more severe, you can see things like...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday hailed Team USA for bringing a bit of unity to a pandemic weary nation as he hosted a White House celebration with about 600 athletes from this year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing and the coronavirus-delayed Summer Games held in 2021 in Tokyo. Among the athletes at the South Lawn ceremony were swimmer and seven-time gold medalist Katie Ledecky, celebrated bobsledder Elena Meyers Taylor and ice dancer Zachary Donahue, as well as competitors from the past two Paralympic Games. Biden noted the Team USA athletes won some 260 medals in Beijing and Tokyo. Equally impressive as their performances, Biden suggested, was the athletes’ ability to unite Americans during a period marked by the unrelenting coronavirus pandemic and deepening partisanship after the 2020 election. “You represent the very soul of America,” Biden told the athletes. “It’s been a very divided nation … but you brought us together. No matter the divisions, when we see you compete, we feel a common pride in those three letters: USA.” The 2020 Tokyo Games were delayed one year...
    Greg Gutfeld threw shade at his former longtime Fox News colleague and soon-to-be former CNN+ host Chris Wallace for the second day in a row on The Five. But this time, he had an assist from Tucker Carlson. Gutfeld clearly enjoyed himself on Thursday by swiping at Wallace in every segment of the show. Earlier that day, CNN announced it will be closing down streaming service CNN+ just a month after launching. For his part, Carlson also dinged Wallace on Thursday night. Carlson appeared on The Five to promote an episode from his Originals series. “Hey Tucker, I’ve got two questions for you,” Gutfeld said, “Number one, quite obviously you’re on Fox Nation. This is a special. Fox Nation is a streaming success. Now that CNN+ is defunct, has Fox Nation considered rehiring Chris Wallace for Fox Nation? We could probably get him at a discount. And I’ve seen that he interviews a lot of very interesting people?” Carlson replied, “We had a meeting about it this morning in my office.” “Oh really?” said Gutfeld. “I was like, no. He...
    Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins passed away last weekend in heartbreaking news for football fans everywhere. His wife, Kalabrya Haskins, thanked fans for their support. The 24-year-old Haskins was killed after being hit by a vehicle while walking on the side of a highway. He was spending the weekend with a few of his Steelers teammates in Florida. The circumstances surrounding Haskins’ death still remain a bit of a mystery, but the sad fact remains that a man with so much promise — not just on the field, but off of it as well — has been taken far too soon. “I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to every loving soul who has supported our family during this arduous time of loss,” Kalabrya Haskins said. “The overwhelming thoughts and prayers have been fuel for our emotional depletion. All of your blessings have been greatly valued and appreciated.” Steelers Nation flocked to support Haskins’ familySteelers fan in particular made the Haskins family feel at home in their brief time in Pittsburgh. It’s a sad time for both parties, of course,...
    GHANA have launched a bid to poach Arsenal's England starlet Eddie Nketiah in time for the World Cup. The London-born striker has won 17 England Under-21 caps, scoring 16 goals. 1Nketiah is England U21s' al-time top scorer, but has never made an appearance for the senior sideCredit: Reuters However the 22-year-old's parents hail from Ghana, and he is eligible to switch national allegiance. Reports from Ghana Soccernet claim the Ghana FA has made contact with Nketiah's family about him playing for the Black Stars. The striker's Gunners clubmate, Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey, is also understood to have attempted to persuade him to sign up. Otto Addo's side qualified for this November's World Cup finals after a tense play-off win over Nigeria last month. They will face Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea in Group H. Nketiah has won 38 England caps from Under-18 to U-21 levels, scoring an impressive 35 goals. However his chances of breaking into Gareth Southgate's senior side have been hampered by a lack of game time for Arsenal. He has made just 83 Gunners appearances in five...
    “Time Is a Mother” by Ocean Vuong (Penguin Press) Life’s aftermath ebbs and flows throughout Ocean Vuong’s poetry collection “Time Is a Mother.” An ode to his mother’s passing, Vuong orbits the contours of grief, embedding them into clausal configurations and juxtaposed tones. These structures are reflected in Vuong’s themes of time and place, parent and child, nation and individual, and strength and weakness as he unfolds the logic of loss. In “Snow Theory,” the poet lies in his mother’s outline in the snow, “something being destroyed in a blizzard.” In “Beautiful Short Loser,” he wears her wedding dress backwards in the street as he plays air guitar. “Dear Rose” recounts the violence that has shaped his mother’s life while uncovering the way language comes alive through visceral experience. Though grounded in the loss of his mother, Vuong branches out to trace other instances of departure. Loss is a peaceful release, a sudden shift. His friend’s top surgery that makes them more whole, the fish with the narrator’s face before it swims away, a loaf of rye bread...
    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — NATO Deputy-General Secretary Mircea Geoana says that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s month-old “barbaric war” against Ukraine is a war he cannot win. In an interview with The Associated Press, the former Romanian foreign minister and ambassador to the United States added that NATO would be “forced to take appropriate measures” in the event of a chemical or nuclear attack, which follows a string of ominous comments from Moscow officials who refuse to rule out their use. He declined to say what those measures would be. “NATO is a defensive alliance, but also it’s a nuclear alliance,” he said. “If they will be using chemical weapons or other kinds of higher-end systems against Ukraine, this will be changing fundamentally the nature of the war that Mr. Putin has waged against Ukraine.” “I can guarantee that NATO is ready to respond proportionately,” he added. Geoana said Russia’s attack on a theater in the besieged port city of Mariupol, which Ukrainian authorities said Friday killed about 300 civilians, is “another proof that Putin’s war is a war that is...
    Daylight saving time, that fall-back/spring-forward  annual ritual, is back in the spotlight now that the U.S. Senate has adopted the brightly named Sunshine Protection Act. The measure would eliminate those twice-yearly timepiece changes by making daylight saving time year-around and permanent. The bill now goes to an uncertain future in the House. This new congressional interest in sunshine recalls a furious battle over DST that roiled Minnesota politics for months at time in the mid-1960s — a fight that made Minnesota the laughingstock of the nation thanks to its two major cities, Minneapolis and  St. Paul, who could not agree on a common start date for changing the clocks. Long a bone of contention between urban and rural Minnesota, DST pitted neighboring communities against each other in 1965 when 20 states, including Wisconsin, opted to move their clocks ahead on April 25. But Minnesota was not one of the 20. At the time, state law mandated that DST could not start before May 23 — or extend beyond Labor Day. Along the state’s eastern border, cities from Duluth to Winona...
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) on Friday expressed regret for failing to vote to impeach former President TrumpDonald TrumpTop Hispanic lawmaker urges Biden to expedite reunification of Ukrainians in US Democrats plot strategy to defy expectations, limit midterm losses Overnight Health Care — Texas abortion providers dealt critical blow MORE the first time over his dealings with Ukraine in light of the recent Russian invasion.  Trump was impeached the first time in December of 2019 for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. However, he was later acquitted in the Senate.  "I want to be honest, in congress I have only a few votes that in [hindsight], I regret. My biggest regret was voting against the first impeachment of Donald Trump," the congressman wrote in a Twitter thread on Friday. Kinzinger explained that it was important for leaders to "admit regret" when possible.  "The bottom line, Donald Trump withheld lethal aid to Ukraine so he could use it as leverage for his campaign," he said. He further stated that Trump's exchange with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in 2019 had lasting impacts on the...
    (CNN)March 4, 2022We're breaking out the maps in today's show to help illustrate the tensions between NATO and Russia over Ukraine. Afterward, we're speaking with the man who predicted a collision between a Chinese rocket stage and the moon. And a gymnast sets a giant high bar when it comes to high-bar giants.1. Name the U.S. appeals court judge whom President Joe Biden recently nominated for an upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court.2. What part of the U.S. government has the responsibility of providing "advice and consent" on the president's judicial nominees?3. Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution states that the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information" on what, which is also the name of a speech?Read More4. Name the Russian currency that lost a significant percentage of its value this week, as international sanctions began to hurt the nation's economy.5. What are NGC 2444 and NGC 2445, which NASA says are engaged in a "cosmic tug-of-war" with one apparently affecting the conditions of the other?6. A lockout in what U.S. professional sports...
    President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address featured, in its opening minutes, something that’s been increasingly rare in recent years: sustained bipartisan applause. Republicans especially usually make a big show of booing and heckling Democratic presidents, but Biden’s address opened with remarks on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that united the parties in applause. Vladimir Putin “badly miscalculated,” Biden said. “He thought he could roll into Ukraine and the world would roll over. Instead he met a wall of strength he never imagined. He met the Ukrainian people.” Biden went on to detail how “We spent months building a coalition of other freedom-loving nations from Europe and the Americas to Asia and Africa to confront Putin. I spent countless hours unifying our European allies. We shared with the world in advance what we knew Putin was planning and precisely how he would try to falsely justify his aggression.” And he announced that the U.S. was closing its air space to Russia.  The rest of the State of the Union, of course, drew little Republican support and some of the now-traditional...
    First lady Jill BidenJill BidenThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Russian economy tanks as crippling sanctions take effect Poll: Women in key states worried about economy but happy with finances Live coverage: Russian military convoy stretching 40 miles outside Kyiv MORE has put Ukraine front and center in a unique display in recent days, showing her support for the nation on the heels of the Russian invasion. Biden has shown her solidarity with the war-torn nation in a number of ways. On Tuesday night, she invited Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova to sit beside her for the State of the Union address in the first lady’s viewing box.  The symbolic invite came a day after Biden wore a face mask embroidered with a sunflower, a nod to Ukraine’s national flower. “She’s using her platform to convey a sense of compassion and empathy to people who see this as an extraordinarily frightening situation,” said Anita McBride, who served as chief of staff to former first lady Laura Bush. “As a mother, as a teacher, and as a first lady, she’s...
    The centerpiece of the establishment media on Monday diagnosed President Biden’s state of the union as rife with “disunity and division.” One day before Biden is set to deliver the State of the Union Address, the Associated Press (AP) preempted his speech with an article describing the actual state of the country as one of “disunity, funk and peril.” The article slammed Biden for his leadership during a time when the nation’s “strength is being sharply tested from within — and now from afar.” The outlet slammed Biden’s state of the union as weak, and not strong enough for Biden to declare it so, hinting he should not in Tuesday night’s speech. “It’s a state of exhaustion from the pandemic,” the outlet stated. “It’s about feeling gouged at the grocery store and gas pump. It’s so low that some Americans, including prominent ones, are exalting Russian President Vladimir Putin in his attack on a democracy,” the article said, and drew comparisons with Jimmy Carter’s time in office, when Carter said the nation was in the midst of a ‘crisis of confidence.’ The...
    SINCE taking office in January 2021, President Joe Biden has given countless speeches, updating American's on national and world events. In March 2022, he will deliver his first State of the Union address and many want to know when it will happen. 2President Joe Biden will deliver his State of the Union speech on March 1, 2022Credit: AP What time is Joe Biden's State of the Union speech? American's can tune in to Biden's State of the Union speech on March 1, 2022. The speech is scheduled to begin at 9:00pm EST and can be watched on local CBS, NBC, ABC, and PBS channels as well as on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and C-SPAN. Alongside Biden will be Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, who will deliver the Republican Party's response. "Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds represents what it means to lead with conviction and true faith in our fellow citizens," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement. "She handled Covid by choosing freedom over lockdowns and personal responsibility over mandates — leading to real...
    An officer was shot in northern Arizona Wednesday night and a search for the suspect continues, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office. Officials with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office say an officer was taken to the hospital following a shooting on the night of Feb. 9. (KSAZ) FLORIDA COUPLE VISITING LA ROBBED AT GUNPOINT, VICTIM SHOT IN LEG"The officer, who is not with YCSO, has been flown to Deer Valley for emergency medical attention," a statement on Facebook reads. The shooting happened in Camp Verde after the officer got into an altercation with a suspect. YCSO dispatchers were contacted at 7:45 p.m. by officers asking for assistance with the incident, but the time of the shooting is unknown. Officials also don't know the cause of the altercation at this time.  BORDER PATROL RESCUES TWO UNACCOMPANIED 5-YEAR-OLD GIRLS IN TWO DAYS CROSSING INTO USAuthorities would not confirm to FOX 10 Phoenix which department the officer is with; however, The Yavapai-Apache Nation posted on social media overnight, "We are aware of a situation involving a member of our Yavapai-Apache Nation...
    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (R-NY), Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), on Wednesday said American life should return to normal due to waning Chinese coronavirus infections. “Democrats’ plan to fight COVID is working. Cases are down & vaccines are widely available,” Maloney said. “Now, it’s time to give people their lives back. With science as our guide, we’re ready to start getting back to normal.” Maloney’s statement comes as coronavirus vaccines have been widely available since the summer, according to President Joe Biden. The Omicron and Delta variants have since wreaked havoc on the nation, despite Biden’s promises in 2020 to shut down the virus. The DCCC chair is now to the RIGHT of Joe Biden. Political science is amazing. https://t.co/QwJRNzOVkg — Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) February 9, 2022 The variants caused Democrat-controlled localities to implement mask and vaccine mandates. But many Republican states, such as Florida and Texas, have been operating normally with banned mask mandates since the spring and summer. The science of coronavirus transmission has not changed since the beginning of the pandemic. Yet Democrat-controlled states around the...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices shot up across the nation and also rose again in New Jersey as crude oil prices increased amid what analysts called uncertainty over Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.44, up three cents from last week. Drivers were paying an average of $2.57 a gallon a year ago at this time. READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Shot Three Times In North Philadelphia Overnight, Police SayThe national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.42, up seven cents from last week. Drivers were paying $2.44 a gallon on average a year ago at this time. READ MORE: New Video Shows 2 Vehicles In Northeast Philadelphia Catch Fire OvernightTracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic, says tensions between Russia and Ukraine have been pushing crude oil prices higher “almost daily.” MORE NEWS: South Jersey Pet Adoption Center Waiving Fees On Dozens Of Cats, Dogs This Weekend To Celebrate Valentine's Day(©Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    Denmark lifted all domestic COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, including the use of face masks, becoming the first fully open member of the European Union. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced that the Nordic country was opened back up, due to a high vaccination rate, with a celebratory photo of her and Danish Conservative Party member Soren Pape posted on Facebook. “Today is a great day, Denmark is completely open again,” Frederiksen said. “It is important that we can cooperate across parties in the Parliament. Opinions are at stake. That's the way it should be. But in the end, we have to find common solutions.” Including those who recently had the virus, Denmark’s health experts estimated that 80% of the population is protected against COVID-19. More than 60% of Danes have received a third dose of the vaccine. "We have an extremely high coverage of adults vaccinated with three doses," epidemiologist Lone Simonsen of the University of Roskilde told AFP. "With omicron not being a severe disease for the vaccinated, we believe it is reasonable to...
    ST. PETER, Minn. (WCCO) — Gustavus Adolphus College has a strong hold on first place in the MIAC women’s hockey standings — and a big reason why is a stat that’s the best in the nation. There’s been a lot of success on this ice over the years. And this season, the Gusties are second to none in an important category. No one in the country across DI and DIII college women’s hockey has more team shutouts than Gustavus. READ MORE: AP Source: Jaguars Interview Former Vikings GM Spielman For Role“It’s really cool considering defense is like one of the biggest things we’ve been working on this year. It’s showing that our work is paying off,” defenseman Kayla Vrieze said. At this stage, late in the season, Gustavus’ 11-team shutouts leads all of college women’s hockey by two. (credit: CBS) “We’re a good forechecking team, and we spend a lot of time buzzing in the other end, and that makes things just that much more stable back on the D zone,” Coach Mike Carroll said. READ MORE:...