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    Getty Head coach Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry #30, Kevin Durant #35 and JaVale McGee #1 of the Golden State Warriors look on during react the game The Golden State Warriors have helped change the reputation of a number of NBA players. An excellent recent example is Gary Payton II, who was a veteran that played on the Warriors 2021 summer league team, which later earned him a 10-day contract with the team. After two impressive 10-day stints, Payton earned a contract for the remainder of the season. Now, the star has earned himself a 3-year $28 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.  Payton II isn’t the only player who has had a glow up in Golden State. The franchise made Nick Young an NBA champion, helped Mo Speights become a fan favorite in his role, and changed the career of 7-foot center JaVale McGee.  McGee, who was once somewhat of an NBA laughing-stock, winning the Shaqtin’ a fool MVP twice, became a respectable NBA big man with the Warriors. Following his stint with the Warriors, he has been a...
    by Jennie Taer   The leader of recent migrant caravans has helped bring thousands of people through Mexico on a mission he says is driven by God, he told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Luis Rey Garcia Villagran told the DCNF that he’s directly helped 40,000 migrants cross into the United States through caravans he’s led since September 2021, believing it’s his duty to God. He’s done so through the work of his organization, the Center for Human Dignity. “We are Evangelical Christians. We try to help people least protected, especially women and child migrants. Simply, we apply what is in the law,” Villagran said, adding that he doesn’t receive any financing from anyone for the caravans. Villagran’s latest group started to gain attention when thousands of migrants reached Southern Mexico in early June. Some members of the caravan were granted work visas by the Mexican government, while others trekked northward with many expected to arrive in Texas, according to The Washington Examiner. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on June 17 that the caravans were disbanding into smaller factions, heading to his state’s border with Mexico. Some reporters on the ground have documented large...
    At this time next month Willson Contreras might be wearing a different major-league uniform. If he has his way, though, the Chicago Cubs catcher won’t be going anywhere. Thirteen years after signing with the organization as a teenager from Venezuela, Contreras is a three-time All-Star. Fans voted Contreras as the National League starting catcher for the Midsummer Classis on July 19 at Dodger Stadium. A grateful Contreras was in disbelief Friday afternoon, minutes after manager David Ross announced the news in the clubhouse. Contreras said he works every year to make an All-Star team. This marks his third All-Star Game start, making him only the second Cubs catcher to accomplish the feat, joining Gabby Hartnett (1934, 1936-37). “This means everything to me, being here 13 years,” Contreras said. “I’m really thankful and proud of everything that I’ve done here.” Contreras has remained diplomatic and transparent since spring training about his future with the Cubs. An impending free agent, Contreras saw what happened with his 2016 World Series teammates a year ago at the trade deadline. Contreras frequently has discussed his...
    VIDEO3:3103:31Here's how to avoid Ukraine charity scamsSquawk Box Whether it's an effort to support women's rights or gun control, fight climate change or help Ukrainian refugees, more Americans are giving to charity this year in response to global challenges. However, there are just as many scammers trying to capitalize on the current environmental, social and geopolitical unrest. "Any time there's something that is in the spotlight, there are going to be folks that are taking advantage of that," said Kevin Scally, chief relationship officer for Charity Navigator, which independently evaluates and rates nonprofits.Charity impersonation scams can be hard to spotNot only are charity scams now on the rise but they are also increasingly hard to spot, he said. "The methods of outreach are becoming more sophisticated," Scally said. "It branched into charities being misrepresented or using that organization's name or likeness."  New reports show scammers are often impersonating better-known groups and applying for tax-exempt status. Since the IRS's vetting process does little to determine whether a charity is legitimate, it can be almost impossible for donors to weed out fakes with names...
    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Nigerian Mohammad Barkindo, has died. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    HELLS ANGELS are a well known biker club with ties all around the world. But how much do we know about the infamous organization's rules? Read on to find out. 1Hells Angels are a worldwide outlaw motorcycle clubCredit: Alamy Read more about Hells Angels'REMAIN FREE' Hells Angels founder shared heartbreaking message with fans before deathBIKER DEAD Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger dies aged 83 following cancer battle What are the Hells Angels' rules? Although the notorious biker club has a history of violence and criminality, they still have rules to follow. The organization has a strong military foundation which means Hells Angels live by a code. They try to exist with as few rules as possible but the rules they do have are crucial to the survival of the club. Here are some of them: Members have to be voted in - The club decides whether someone has the necessary loyalty and character to join, with the entire chapter meeting to take a vote. Patches and vests - These are part of a strict...
    "There's no information that the clinician needs to have. They do not need to know that you've taken abortion pills in order to provide safe follow-up treatment," Wells later added. When Harlow pressed Wells about the importance of being honest with doctors, Wells doubled down. "In an ideal world, of course, we would want people to be fully transparent with their providers. But we are not in an ideal world right now," Wells said. The Washington Free Beacon explained why disclosing whether one has taken abortion medication is important:[A] recent Charlotte Lozier Institute study showed that women who failed to disclose they took abortion pills during an emergency room visit averaged more than three in-patient hospital admissions to treat subsequent complications—a 78 percent higher rate than women who did disclose. Tessa Longbons, a senior research associate at the institute, said groups such as Plan C overlook this data because they value advocacy over science."Women deserve to know the facts about the abortion pill, and unfortunately, they won't find them in this CNN interview," Longbons told the Washington Free Beacon. "Mailing...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court on Friday ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case centered on a Mississippi law that bars most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, a standard that violates Roe v. Wade.Read the court's opinion below.
    Karen Knudsen thought she knew about the American Cancer Society from her days as a physician heading the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia. What she soon learned after taking over ACS in June 2021: Her new organization was bigger and more influential than she ever imagined. In a recent conversation edited for space and clarity, Knudsen spoke with Atlanta Business Chronicle Broadcast Editor Crystal Edmonson about her first year at ACS and the organization’s key areas of focus coming out of the pandemic. Most people have been focused on Covid-19 since 2020. A lot of attention was understandably focused there, but cancer didn’t go away. What has happened in the past two years with regards to cancer and research and screenings and things like that? The Covid pandemic put significant stress on the system of oncology care, as well as oncology research. Up to 1.9 million Americans delayed screening during the Covid pandemic. Every time Covid peaked, those screening… Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.
    When Warriors general manager Bob Myers said earlier this week that money would not be an issue for his team during the 2022 NBA Draft, he wasn’t lying. He proved it when the Warriors picked Patrick Baldwin Jr., a long, sweet-shooting wing out of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with the No. 28 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. This is just another pick — another draft — where the Warriors have backed up their big organizational talk with big bucks. We live in the richest metropolitan area in the United States. This is one of the richest places in the world. And yet the Giants don’t spend like a big-market team, the 49ers are obsessed with being salary-cap compliant, and on the subject of spending, the A’s are the biggest joke in all of professional sports, and the Earthquakes — also owned by John Fisher — follow their lead. (The Sharks play in a league with a ridiculously low salary cap, ) The Warriors have become the Bay’s one true team not only because of their on-court success, but...
    by Ellie Gardey   The American Civil Liberties Union hosted a podcast earlier this month in which a man who identifies as non-binary, Alok Vaid-Menon, argued that society should discard the “gender binary.” People who do not affirm transgender and non-binary identity, the mixed-media artist and activist argued, are acting out of grief over being forced by society to be either masculine or feminine. The podcast was released as part of the ACLU’s celebration of Pride Month and comes as the organization has embraced radical gender theory and full-throated progressivism, despite the fact that some staffers wish for the organization to return to the days when it advocated for free speech and civil liberties. That internal discord was on public display in September after the organization published a tweet that altered the words of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to force gender neutrality upon it — and then retracted it. (It read: “The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a [person’s] life, to [their] well-being and dignity. When the government controls that decision for [people], [they...
    Stein wrote to Slack and protested the company's action against FAIR. "According to the documents you site as legally binding, FAIR is entitled to notice and a 30-day opportunity to cure any defects in performance. We received no such notice and opportunity to cure. Please reinstate our account and provide us with the specific violations of your terms of service, with reference to any activities or statements on your platform, so that we may cure the defects. In the alternative, please reinstate our account so that we may preserve our business records that rightfully belong to us," Stein wrote. "You have, without any notice and opportunity to download files, stolen over six years of our intellectual property. This is a substantial injury to our business operations and we will act accordingly," Stein declared. "We have a battery of attorneys on staff and outside legal counsel as well, and more than sufficient resources at our disposal to ensure our rights are protected."
    The Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor is set to hold a webinar titled “​​Equity in the Workplace – The Power of Trans Inclusion in the Workforce,” where attendees will hear from leftwing activists. The Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor, which is hosting the event, was created “to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.” The webinar will focus on topics such as creating “nurturing spaces for trans employees, pronoun usage, and implicit bias.” It will also discuss the “cycle of employment discrimination, unemployment, homelessness, violence, poverty and incarceration experienced by the transgender workforce.”  Attendees will hear from three different speakers, including Kiara St. James, who founded and is the executive director of the New York Transgender Advocacy Group (NYTAG). The organization hosted a series of events in early June, including one that took place on “international sex worker’s day” that discussed the decriminalization of prostitution in conjunction with a leftwing organization called Decriminalize Sex Work.  The advocacy...
    NEW YORK -- Allisa Reach, a young woman from Queens, is trying to level the playing field for the sport of rugby. It's an NCAA emerging sport, yet few women play."Women should be more empowered. They should feel like they have the strength to be able to play any sport," Reach said. "Just because we like to play in the dirt and mud doesn't mean we're not ladylike. I think the image of what ladylike is needs to be redefined."Reach started playing rugby in the seventh grade. She said few people knew about the sport, and she wanted to be different."The lack of representation in the sport doesn't affect me too much. It just means I have to work harder," she said.When Reach's rugby team folded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she joined the only other club rugby team for girls in New York City, Play Rugby USA, and set a goal of inspiring more women to fall in love with the sport."Play Rugby USA is a sports-based youth development organization located here in New York City," said Danielle Hundt,...
    Sometime last year, a message came to me from a member of the organization Two Thirds for the Birds. Based out of New York, the organization has the simple goal of encouraging gardeners and landscapers to commit to planting native plants that support birds. Its motto: Healthy Landscapes, Healthy Birds, Healthy Us. Signing on simply means a commitment to planting two native plants for every three planted, remove invasive plants, and use no pesticides. Why? According to the organizers, “North America has lost close to 3 billion birds since the 1970s, almost a third of the entire bird  population.” Community built with expert advisement, the organization has a website, www.234birds.org, with gardeners, educators and institutions signing on to the commitment of restoration. The aim is to create habitats for birds and bugs that are appropriate for your region. If you are not certain where to begin in the garden, there are referrals online and in our towns to help you take your first steps. Not everyone wants a web address to figure these things out. The first step is to locate master gardening programs, arboretums that showcase local flora, consult local...
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), founded in 1920 when Woodrow Wilson was president, has been around for 102 years. And in 2022, the ACLU is more important and badly needed than ever as Christian nationalists and the far-right, nakedly authoritarian MAGA movement attack everything from voting rights to gay rights to reproductive freedom. In fact, there has been a movement within the ACLU to expand and broaden the organization’s activities. But according to a report for HuffPost, the ambitions of ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero are giving the organization some growing pains. In an article published by HuffPost on June 17, journalist Molly Redden notes that the ACLU, under Romero, has “been trying to do things differently for years.” “Over the past decade, it has been Romero’s goal to build the organization — which has historically done most of its fighting in the courtroom — into one that wields as much political and cultural clout for civil rights as the National Rifle Association does for the gun lobby,” Redden reports. “Romero had even commissioned a study, in 2013, of...
    Donald Trump Junior's fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle's massive speaking fee at former President Donald Trump's Stop the Steal rally on January 6th, 2021 was paid by a pro-Trump group, according to CNN. The outlet reported on Tuesday afternoon that Turning Point USA, which was founded by right-wing podcaster Charlie Kirk, shelled out $60,000 to Guilfoyle for her two-and-a-half-minute address. That breaks down to $400 per second. The donor-financed sum was first revealed by United States Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-California) following yesterday's second public hearing hosted by House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. "Lofgren spoke after the Committee's hearing on Monday" and "highlighted $250 million raised by the Save America PAC and Trump campaign. But those entities did not pay Guilfoyle's fee," sources said. "For example, we know that Guilfoyle was paid for the introduction she gave at the speech on January 6. She received compensation for that," Lofgren explained to CNN's Jake Tapper. "I'm not saying it's a crime, but I'm saying it's grift." Consequently, veteran federal prosecutors noted on Monday that Trump's...
    Feed the Boro’s next Food Drop event will be held Saturday, June 18 at Statesboro High School, located at 10 Lester Road/10 Coach Lee Street. Food distribution begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. or when all food has been distributed. Anyone in need of food is invited to come and get a week’s supply of groceries. There are no financial requirements. This event is in partnership with Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and presented by Statesboro Food Lion. See more and sign up to volunteer on eventbrite.com and feedtheboro.com. Have you wanted to help others in your community through Feed the Boro, but didn’t know how? There are a few ways to help with Feed the Boro – donate, sponsor, and volunteer. You choose which works best for you. Donate — Make a monetary donation of any amount by clicking the “donate now” buttons on Feed the Boro’s website HERE or mail a check to Feed the Boro, P.O. Box 2736, Statesboro, Ga 30459.  The organization says each $5.00 donation will help...
    MANY Americans across the country have demanded Congress pass more gun control legislation after losing countless lives to mass shootings. March for Our Lives is just one organization that has been fighting for more gun control since 2018. 2March for Our Lives is an organization in support of gun control legislationCredit: Getty What is the March for Our Lives? March for Our Lives is known as a popular student-led movement that is fighting for gun control legislation. Their first demonstration took place in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018, following the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. "In the days after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we knew we had to make sure that what happened to our community never happens again," the organization's website states. Read More on The US SunFOR CHANGE Thousands rallying against gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in USEND THE 'EPIDEMIC' Joe Biden's gun control plan explained "We cannot allow one more person to be killed by senseless gun...
    (CNN)A New York judge Friday rejected an attempt by the National Rifle Association to end an investigation of the organization by the state's top attorney. State Supreme Court Judge Joel Cohen dismissed the NRA's counterclaims against New York Attorney General Letitia James as not viable. The NRA had argued that James' investigation was "unconstitutionally retaliatory or selective.""The investigation followed reports of serious misconduct and it uncovered additional evidence that, at a bare minimum, undermines any suggestion that was a mere pretext to penalize the NRA for its constitutionally protected activities," Cohen said in his decision. Why card-carrying members are skipping this NRA gatheringNRA attorney William Brewer III told CNN in a statement that the organization is disappointed by the decision. He said the NRA is "committed to good governance and is transparent about its efforts in that regard."Brewer noted the decision does not impact the NRA's defense of the attorney general's lawsuit. Read More"The NRA believes the NYAG's pursuit was fueled by her opposition to the Association and its First Amendment activities in support of the Second Amendment," Brewer...
    After six months of squabbling and dirty laundry airing in court, New York Attorney General Letitia James will finally get what she’s been after: the ability to depose former President Donald Trump under oath. And not only will she get Trump, she’ll also get to grill two of his adult children—Don Jr. and Ivanka—about alleged bank and tax fraud at the Trump Organization. On Wednesday, attorneys on both sides signed an agreement that would have the trio travel to New York City for a deposition on July 15. Investigators will ask them about their roles in the Trump Organization’s routine practice of massively inflating its corporate property values, which allegedly allowed them to acquire bank loans on more favorable terms in some cases and dodge taxes in another. The AG’s office initially sent subpoenas to them in December 2021 for depositions the following month. But the Trumps refused to show up. That led Justice Arthur F. Engoron to order them to testify and hold Trump himself in contempt of court—a historic move that showed how a state court judge could...
    An anti-Trump Republican organization is releasing a public service announcement-style ad urging Americans to tune in for the upcoming House Select Committee hearings on their investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. According to HuffPost, the Republican Accountability Project, a Conservative-run political organization strongly opposing former President Donald Trump, has released a new ad supporting the bipartisan hearings. Their support comes as Fox News has vowed not to air the hearings scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 9. "A lie drove the attack,” the ad states. “Now, it’s time to learn the truth.” Per HuffPost, the organization has also shared details about the ad's broadcasting schedule confirming that it will "run on TV during local news as well as online in the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin ― states where Trump and his supporters tried to overturn the results of the 2020 election, which he lost." In its press release, the Republican Accountability Project's executive director Sarah Longwell explained why the ad and the hearings are equally significant....
    A Christian anti-abortion group in a suburb of Buffalo, New York, had their offices firebombed and vandalized on Tuesday, in what the company CEO called 'pro-abortion Kristallnacht'. The attackers spray painted the slogan 'Jane Was Here' on the side of the building - a calling card of the activists Jane's Revenge. Similar attacks were carried out in Washington DC on June 3, and in Madison, Wisconsin, on May 8. The Buffalo attack came hours before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned of a rising risk of violence, ahead of an expected Supreme Court overturning of Roe v Wade. CompassCare CEO Jim Harden is seen on Tuesday morning outside the firebombed offices of his company CompassCare's office in Amherst, a suburb of Buffalo, is pictured on Tuesday following the arson attack The offices were burnt out in the firebombing, and two firefighters who responded were injured The attackers left behind graffiti reading 'Jane was here' - believed to be a reference to the violent activist group Jane's Revenge 'Threat actors have recently mobilized to violence due to factors such as...
    The group formerly known as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which has won plaudits for its advocacy for freedom of speech on college campuses, is now branching out beyond academia as the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. For those who admire FIRE’s work, it’s a welcome move. But it also raises some provocative questions. How will the organization, which sees its expanded mission as championing not only First Amendment rights but a broader “culture of free speech,” expand its work beyond the legal advocacy that has always been its principal focus? And, more controversially, is its expansion in part an answer to the American Civil Liberties Union’s abandonment (or at least, dilution) of its commitment to free speech principles? First, some history. FIRE was founded in 1999 by a bipartisan duo concerned with the rise of campus speech codes and, more generally, of censorship in the name of progressive values: left-wing Boston attorney and civil libertarian Harvey Silverglate and conservative-leaning University of Pennsylvania history professor Alan Kors (now retired). Because of its opposition to...
    The back injury to Chicago Cubs top prospect Brennen Davis is more serious than initially thought. Davis had back surgery in Los Angeles Thursday, sources told the Chicago Tribune. The 22-year-old outfielder went on the Triple-A Iowa injured list May 12 after he had been bothered by low back stiffness that traces back to spring training. The surgery revealed a cluster of blood vessels that caused back and leg pain. The vascular malformation pushed against a nerve, not dissimilar to sciatica. The blood vessels were cauterized during the surgery, and Davis has a follow-up appointment with the surgeon next week. It’s a best-case scenario given the situation for Davis, who does not have any disc or structural issues in his back. He is expected to make a full recovery. However, there is no timetable for when Davis will return to baseball activities. It is too soon to say how much of his season will be impacted by the surgery. The ailment initially manifested as a back injury, but the pain migrated to his legs. Davis received an epidural, which was...
    LGBTQIA+ Support Organizations in Southern California(listed in alphabetical order)AIDS Walk Los Angelesaidswalkla.orgAIDS Walk L.A. is the world's first walk to fight HIV and AIDS. It's true - 35 years ago, a group of fed-up activists, patients, advocates, and friends put their soles on the line to shake the government into action during the AIDS crisis. And it happened on the streets of Los Angeles.American Trans Resource Hubatrh.orgSince our founding in 2020, we have been supporting the transition process through our Individualized Transition Plans. The core of our efforts is to bring our transgender community a breath of fresh air by helping with their vision for their transition, planning, and getting through the process with any resources they need. Through all of our endeavors, we hope to bring confidence, ease, and comfort to the lives of transgender individuals.APLA Healthaplahealth.orgAPLA Health's mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team (APAIT)apaitonline.orgAPAIT has held a distinctive record of providing high quality programming through...
    Black Lives Matter have appointed to straighten out their finances an Atlanta-based activist who has been declared bankrupt three times, was ordered by a court to attend financial management lessons, and has more than $120,000 in unpaid debt.  Cicely Gay's appointment was announced by BLM's Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) on April 27, as the group struggles to combat accusations that the money donated has not been wisely spent, or properly accounted for. The 44-year-old was one of three people appointed to the board, the organization said in a tweet. She subsequently was described as being chair of the board. She told The New York Times she had been appointed to straighten out the organization's finances, after BLMGFN faced intense scrutiny over its spending of donor cash. 'No one expected the foundation to grow at this pace and to this scale,' said Gay. 'Now, we are taking time to build efficient infrastructure to run the largest Black, abolitionist, philanthropic organization to ever exist in the United States.' On Wednesday, it emerged that Gay has been declared bankrupt three times, according to...
    (CNN)The National Rifle Association is in trouble. Last year, the organization attempted to declare bankruptcy in response to a New York state lawsuit investigating alleged financial abuses, but a federal judge dismissed the effort, finding that the NRA had filed in "bad faith" and was trying to use bankruptcy to protect itself from litigation. That came after the Senate Finance Committee released a report finding that the NRA, working closely with Russian agents, acted as a "foreign asset" during the 2016 presidential campaign. Nicole HemmerThe NRA said in a statement to CNN that it will "continue to explore moving its headquarters" to Texas from Virginia -- it had requested to be reincorporated in Texas when it filed for bankruptcy. As for the Senate report, the NRA called it "politically motivated," and counsel for the organization said, "This report goes to great lengths to ... create the false impression that the NRA did not act appropriately. Nothing could be further from the truth." Following the horrific massacre of schoolchildren and teachers last week in Uvalde, Texas -- which followed the horrific...
    Getty Running back Phillip Lindsay shared with reporters why he signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Coming into the offseason, the Indianapolis Colts were seemingly looking to improve a few different offensive positions. Running back, though, was not one of them. But that didn’t stop former Pro Bowl back Phillip Lindsay from signing with the Indianapolis Colts.  Lindsay signed a one-year contract with the Colts on May 17. The financial details of the agreement have yet to be disclosed, but in all likelihood, the Colts landed Lindsay at a bargain price. And despite the presence of the NFL’s leading rusher from last season, Lindsay described Indianapolis has an attractive place for him too. “It’s a great organization,” Lindsay told reporters at OTAs. “The way they run things, the leadership here, it’s something that you want to be a part of. It’s something special here.” ALL the latest Colts news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Colts newsletter here! Join Heavy on Colts! Phillip Lindsay Describes Mentality of Colts OrganizationIndianapolis will be the fourth organization Lindsay has...
    Saturday, during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Alex Witt Reports,” Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-MA) called for the “disbandment” of the National Rifle Association (NRA) “by all means possible.” The Massachusetts Democrat said the measures should include going after the membership. “We must pursue the disbandment of the NRA by all means possible — litigation, money, membership,” he declared. “New York State has pursued the dissolution of the NRA on grounds of corruption. That’s been stalled. But we do need to find other approaches. We’ve got to go after their funding streams. The NRA doesn’t care about the Second Amendment. The NRA care about money. It cares about funding the profligate and corrupt lifestyle of its executives, of buying off Republican politicians just to wield power.” “Finally, we have to go after the membership,” Auchincloss continued. “More than 5 million strong in the United States make them a very strong primary bloc in Republican elections. We’ve got to start naming and shaming those organizations and those individual members. We are talking about an organization that is hosting a party in the backyard of...
    The Chicago Cubs’ process to creating another World Series contender requires again overhauling the major-league roster. There is nothing disputable about the statement. Whether this is called a rebuild depends on the perspective. Don’t expect any Cubs personnel to refer to the organization’s current undertaking as such, but, ultimately, it’s semantics. The Cubs clearly have major work to do to compete for a division title — or even a postseason appearance. Taking a long-view lens while trying to compete in the short term requires balance, and sometimes that means sacrificing one for the other. Their offseason transactions reflected this approach with a mix of short-term deals, particularly the multitude of one-year contracts for pitchers, and those of Marcus Stroman and Seiya Suzuki. And when the trade deadline arrives in about two months, team President Jed Hoyer will be forced to weigh how his moves affect the Cubs’ long-term approach. “You’re forced oftentimes to decide is this a move I want to make right now that is going to have a negative impact on our future, and when those have come...
    Donald Trump and his two eldest children must testify under oath in New York Attorney General Letitia James' civil investigation into their family real estate empire, a judge ruled on Thursday. The former president, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. had all been fighting subpoenas from James' office seeking depositions amid accusations the Trump Organization engaged in fraudulent financial tactics. But judges on the appellate division of New York state's trial court upheld a February 17 ruling by state Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron.  Engoron had overruled Trump's concerns that being deposed would violate his constitutional rights.  New York prosecutors believe the Trump Organization had knowingly misrepresented financial information in order to obtain favorable loans and other deals for over a decade.  'Once again, the courts have ruled that Donald Trump must comply with our lawful investigation into his financial dealings,' James said in a statement. 'We will continue to follow the facts of this case and ensure that no one can evade the law.'  DailyMail.com has reached out to Trump attorney Alan Futerfas for comment.  The ex-president is caught...
    A day after Adley Rutschman’s debut brought an electricity to Camden Yards, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said it reminded him of the energy he saw at Wrigley Field as an assistant coach when the Chicago Cubs first called up eventual Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Kris Bryant. It wasn’t the first time a player who could play a key role in Baltimore’s future has drawn a comparison to Bryant. In November 2019, Geraldo Cabrera, the Orioles’ Latin American supervisor, and Rafael Belén, one of the organization’s scouts focused on the region, attended a tournament in Puerto Rico through the International Prospect League. With a team of Florida amateurs in the field, they were told to keep an eye out for any player who might be worth targeting in the following summer’s draft. They saw a player with an impressive build and power potential despite a swing undergoing some tweaks. They saw a player with a strong arm with the ability to stick at third base. They saw a player who Baltimore eventually took in the 2020 draft’s...
    Washington (CNN)The National Rifle Association is set to hold its 2022 annual meeting in Houston on Friday, bringing together its top brass and several notable conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, for the first time in three years.The NRA's annual meeting was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this year the organization is moving ahead with its plans, holding the meeting at a time when both gun rights and the organization itself have come under intense scrutiny, especially after a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, left 21 dead.Here's what we know about the 2022 annual meeting. When is the meeting? The NRA's 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibits is scheduled to take place from May 27-29, according to the event website. The leadership forum, which the organization bills as "one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country," will take place Friday afternoon. Read MoreWhere is the meeting? The leadership forum will be held in Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center, the same location it was going to be at...
    Makes total sense. Yes, I’m being serious. That’s why I'm not even concerned about the WHO stealing our national sovereignty, for we sadly have no more national sovereignty to give. Like I just got done saying above, we are leading the charge on this. So we aren’t being robbed against our will. We aren’t victims. We are literally asking to be violated. And our own institutions – legal, educational, artistic, theistic – have been led by such sadomasochists for quite some time. After all, most of them played the role of the dutiful submissive when their statist masters demanded they assume the position. I’m far more worried about us than I am the WHO. Do we know what time it is? Whether or not COVID was as scary as first advertised or the bad flu it turned out to be, do you think anyone other than Americans should be able to define health threats and their remedies for us? Because the vote coming up May 22-28 will ratify what so many of us seemed to want during COVID. We will...
    "This letter constitutes a retraction by the Government of the United States of the letter dated July 6, 2020, notifying you that the Government of the United States intended to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO), effective July 6, 2021. The United States intends to remain a member of the World Health Organization," Biden noted in a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. "The WHO plays a crucial role in the world’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic as well as countless other threats to global health and health security. The United States will continue to be a full participant and a global leader in confronting such threats and advancing global health and health security," Biden's letter stated.
    Donald Trump has paid the $110,000 he owed but produced only part of the documentation necessary to lift the order holding him in contempt of court just ahead of a Friday deadline, a spokesperson for the New York attorney general said.  Trump was slapped with a $10,000 per day fine last month as part of a contempt order for his lack of cooperation with Letitia James' probe into the finances of the Trump Organization. Judge Arthur Engeron said at the time it was not clear Trump had conducted adequate searches for the documents requested, after his attorneys said they no longer had them.  Engeron ruled that in order to lift the contempt finding, Trump needed to pay the fine. He also needed to allow third-party firm Haystack to conduct a review of the Trump Org's records for relevant documents and that Trump employees needed to submit affidavits of the organization's document retention and destruction policy.  The Haystack review is complete and responsive documents have been handed over but Trump still has yet to comply with the third condition as...
    World Health Organization bosses will hold an emergency monkeypox amid growing fears about the international outbreak. Eleven countries have now detected the tropical virus, which is usually only spotted within Africa. Germany and Belgium today became the latest nations to declare monkeypox cases, while France and Australia announced patients had tested positive overnight. Experts on the UN agency are set to discuss the unusually high rates among gay and bisexual men, it was claimed today. The panelists, reported to include one of the WHO's most senior Covid advisers, will also deliberate how monkeypox vaccines should be dished out to control spiralling cases. Britain's monkeypox outbreak doubled in size today, as Sajid Javid revealed another 11 Britons had tested positive for the virus. The Health Secretary said that he had briefed 'G7 Health Ministers on what we know so far'. No details about the new eleven patients have been released yet.  But six of the previous nine confirmed cases were in men who have sex with men — which officials say is 'highly suggestive of spread in sexual networks'. Experts told MailOnline today...
    As the PGA Championship kicks off this week at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, it is clear that left-wing cancel culture is at the heart of the golf league’s decision to yank the tournament from Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, as it was initially scheduled. In January of last year, PGA boss Seth Waugh announced that the league was pulling the championship from Trump National. At the time, Waugh complained that a “political situation not of our making” forced him to pull the tournament from Trump’s course. He called the situation an “existential” threat and said he “had no choice.” “We’re fiduciaries for our members, for the game, for our mission and for our brand,” he explained. “And how do we best protect that? Our feeling was given the tragic events of Wednesday that we could no longer hold it at Bedminster. The damage could have been irreparable. The only real course of action was to leave.” PGA CEO Seth Waugh (Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for SiriusXM) The Trump Organization rightfully noted that the PGA had “no...
    Former Nets assistant Amar’e Stoudemire suggested there’s no bad blood between him, the Nets or Kyrie Irving, and that the media took his words in an appearance on ESPN’s First Take out of context. Stoudemire, who broke the news of his departure from Steve Nash’s coaching staff in a May 12 nationally-televised conversation with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, posted a video with a caption that categorized the media as “misinformed” on Wednesday for the widespread reporting that he quit on the Nets after two failed seasons in Brooklyn without an NBA title – or a trip beyond the second round of the playoffs. “I want to clarify something: I’m seeing articles right now popping up saying ‘Amar’e quits the Nets and criticized Kyrie on his way out,’” the former Phoenix Suns All-Star forward said in the video. “That’s not the case.” In his discussion on ESPN, Stoudemire also admitted Irving’s decision not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 played a role in the Nets’ early season struggles that eventually led to them not being prepared or cohesive enough to secure a...
    The foundation started by organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement spent more than $1.2 million lobbying members of Congress last year, including a push to impeach Donald Trump a second time, new tax filings show. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation on Tuesday released a 63-page Form 990, covering the fiscal year from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, at which point the group had $42 million in net assets.  The filing shows that the group's lobbying spending was devoted in part to 'lobby member[s] of Congress to vote in favor of impeachment.'  Trump was impeached by the House for a second time on January 13, 2021, a week before his term expired, on charges related to the US Capitol riot. He was acquitted in a Senate trial. Other lobbying priorities listed in the new tax filing included campaigning against the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which BLM organizers argued did not go far enough in reforming policing. The group also lobbied in favor of the more sweeping BREATHE Act, which would abolish the Drug Enforcement Agency and end...
    Recent reports indicate that Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton may not return to the Suns after all, and the Game 7 loss certainly didn’t help.  For a young, talented NBA player, the approach of free agency candidacy can alter their path in the league immensely. Players don’t choose where they get drafted, but that first team they choose, their first major contract… players are understandably choosy, weighing their options between where they can win and where they can earn the most. With all that in mind, it would seem like the Phoenix Suns would endeavor to coax 23-year-old center Deandre Ayton away from leaving, but apparently that’s not how the situation is going as Ayton nears restricted free agency. A Reddit post details what reportedly happened to Ayton during Game 7, with rumors indicating that Ayton refused to re-enter the game when the Suns were down more than 40 points. Deandre Ayton not speaking to the media tonight. — Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) May 16, 2022 Following the aftermath of the Game 7 meltdown, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski revealed...
    Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors' brother is paid of the two highest salaries at the organization for being the head of the security team at the $6million BLM Los Angeles mansion bought with charity donations. The former leader had said previously that her sister, mother, and brother were employed with the Black Lives Matter Foundation. But new financial filings last week revealed Paul Cullors is paid more than dozens of other employees at the severely scrutinized organization. Although the May 11 filing, first reported by the Washington Examiner, does not reveal the exact amount Paul Cullors is paid yearly, it does state he is one of the two highest-compensated employees. It is unclear whether Cullors is paid more, less, or the same, as the other highest-paid employee, BLM Operations Director Raymond Howard. The organization will be required to disclose what employees it paid upwards of $100,000 in its 990 financial disclosure filing. News that Patrisse Cullors's brother receives the greatest compensation at BLM comes on the heels of mounting criticism toward the doomed ex-leader of the organization. 'While my...
    STOP leaving food to rot in your fridge. One kitchen organization expert has shared a video revealing three low-cost tricks that will keep your food fresh for longer. 4One kitchen organization expert shared how to keep food fresh longerCredit: Getty 4She split a sheet of paper towel to form a packetCredit: TikTok PAPER TOWEL PACKETS First, the expert said you will need two-ply paper towels. She separated a sheet of paper towel so it formed a packet. By separating the sheet into a pocket, you're able to use less at a time saving you both product and money. The expert then used the pocket to store fresh herbs. READ MORE ON KITCHEN HACKSTEARS OF JOY Woman shares 1p hack so you don't cry when cutting onionsSQUEAKY CLEAN I’m a kitchen expert – remove stains from plastic cases without scrubbing She simply wrapped them in the paper towel packet and then placed the packet in an airtight container. PLASTIC ZIPLOCK BAGS To make your tomato paste last longer, the kitchen organizer said to put the paste in little plastic Ziplock bags....
    Former Vice President Mike Pence accused President Joe Biden of 'grasping at straws' over the weekend after the commander-in-chief slammed the 'Make America Great Again' movement as 'the most extreme political organization' that's ever existed in the United States.  Pence claimed Biden made the explosive comments because he's 'desperate' to distract voters from his persistently dismal approval ratings with less than six months until November's midterm elections.  'With all due respect, President Biden sounds desperate. It sounds like the rhetoric of an administration grasping for straws,' Donald Trump's old running mate told Fox News on Saturday. He added that Biden's job approval - which sits at 42.4 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight - 'speaks for itself.' 'He is exploring of the bowels of American approval numbers in modern history. And it's because the American people see the failed policies of this administration at home and abroad,' Pence said.   As for MAGA supporters, who overwhelmingly still support Trump, Pence believes Biden calling them 'extreme' will just push more to turn out at the ballot box. 'That kind of rhetoric [by Biden] will...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — No, insists Patrisse Cullors, former leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation: Despite allegations of financial improprieties, neither she nor anyone else in leadership misused millions of dollars in donations. But in an interview with The Associated Press, Cullors acknowledged that BLM was ill-prepared to handle a tidal wave of contributions in the aftermath of protests over George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in 2020. She and others offered insights into the growing pains of an organization that went from an idea to a global brand, almost in an instant. “On paper, it looks crazy,” she said. “We use this term in our movement a lot, which is we’re building the plane while flying it. I don’t believe in that anymore. The only regret I have with BLM is wishing that we could have paused for one to two years, to just not do any work and just focus on the infrastructure.” Recent disclosures that the foundation had paid $6 million for a Los Angeles compound in 2020 unleashed a torrent...