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    The White House on Tuesday tore into South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham over his new legislation to create a national ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Top Democrats in Congress joined the White House in going after Graham, an indication that the party believes it can benefit from Graham's push, which comes after Democrats have made some polling gains since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in its Dobbs decision. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called the new legislation Graham rolled out at the Capitol 'extreme' – then pointed to comments by the senator just weeks ago following the court's decision. 'I'm going to quote Lindsey Graham from August 7, 2022. And he said, I've been consistent. I think states should decide the issue of marriage and state should decide the issue of abortion. That's from his own his own mouth, and now he wants to do a national ban,' said Jean-Pierre at her daily briefing. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre threw back comments that Sen. Lindsey Graham made about letting states decide on...
    CNN's first chief anchor Bernard Shaw, who died Thursday of pneumonia aged 82, said in an interview late in life that he didn't think his career was 'worth it' because it kept him from his family.  Shaw became the chief anchor of the major news network in 1980 when it launched in Atlanta, and for the next two-decades he built an award-winning career in broadcast journalism that saw him traverse the globe covering politics and conflict. The award-winning newsman retired from CNN in 2001 at the relatively young age of 61, appearing sporadically until 2005.  In a 2014 interview with NPR, he admitted to regrets over having missed time with his wife, Linda, and two children, saying: 'I don't think it was worth it.'  Shaw last appeared on CNN in 2020 to reflect on the news network's 40th anniversary.  Bernard Shaw, CNN's first chief anchor, died Thursday at 82 Shaw became known as one of the 'Boys of Baghdad,' a group of reporters who documented the beginning of the Persian Gulf War in 1991 from an Iraqi hotel room Shaw...
    Fred Fairbrass has revealed he used to 'sell speed and coke' when working as a minicab driver before finding fame.  The Right Said Fred star, 68, who rose to fame alongside his brother Richard with the 1991 hit song I'm Too Sexy, gave a glimpse into his life before the band.  The musician confessed that he sold amphetamines and cocaine to 'party goers and hookers' during night shifts in 1982 but didn't think of it as being illegal.  Job: The Right Said Fred star, who rose to fame alongside his brother Richard, said he sold amphetamines and cocaine to 'party goers and hookers' in 1982 (Pictured: Richard, left, with Fred) In quotes obtained by The Sun from their autobiography Too Sexy: Surviving Right Said Fred, he said: 'I used to sell speed and coke. I was a minicab driver in Fulham in 1982, and I used to work nights, and a bloke in the house I was living in was an amphetamine cook.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'It was like I was speaking to a stranger': Darius Campbell... ...
    The lawyer for a ‘killer’ yoga teacher is claiming that law enforcement quizzed her over the death of her love rival illegally – as court documents reveal her boyfriend told cops he regrets buying the murder weapon. Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, is accused of gunning down her love-rival Anna Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson on May 11 in Austin, Texas. Wilson was discovered dead in a friend's apartment on May 11 with two bullet holes in her head and another in her chest. Armstrong reportedly flew into a jealous rage after discovering pro-cyclist Wilson, 25, was seeing her boyfriend, Colin Strickland. But in new court documents filed by her attorney, Strickland repeatedly told cops during interview that Armstrong was not a jealous person and described her as the ‘least volatile’ woman he had dated. Armstrong’s lawyer, Rick Cofer, filed new documents to try and suppress evidence on August 17 – claiming that his client was not read her Miranda rights before being interrogated. He claims that evidence was obtained with an ‘illegal arrest warrant’ and accuses detectives of basing the arrest affidavit on...
    Syria has denied kidnapping US journalist Austin Tice who disappeared a decade ago just a week after Joe Biden demanded his release. The former US Marine was kidnapped in August 2012 aged 31 while reporting freelance in Damascus on the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. His family believes he is alive and still being held in Syria. The identity of Tice's captors is not known, and there has been no claim of responsibility for his abduction. The Syrian Foreign Ministry described Tice as a US serviceman and denied the government was holding him or any other US citizen after Biden's assertions last week. 'These are baseless allegations,' the statement said. Austin Tice is seen praying in Arabic and English while blindfolded in the presence of gunmen shortly after his disappearance President Joe Biden accused Syria of holding missing journalist Austin Tice. He was last seen 10 years ago after being snatched while covering the country's civil war On the 10th anniversary of his disappearance and the day before his birthday, Biden said he knew the government of Bashar al-Assad...
    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman recently jumped into the fray to defend fellow billionaire Elon Musk against former President Donald Trump - blasting the former White House occupant as a 'spoiled rich kid' and 'sore loser.'   'Elon's a classic immigrant story - an entrepreneur with a real record of success. Started EV revolution w/Tesla, resurrected US rocket industry w/SpaceX, fighting climate change while promoting American innovation,' Reid said on Twitter. 'Trump, OTOH, is a spoiled rich kid who bankrupts everything he touches. Including the US economy.  Scroll down for video  LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman blasted former President Donald Trump as he defended Elon Musk recently in a Twitter thread 'His career highlight was pretending to be a successful entrepreneur on a TV show, instead of being one in real life like Elon. 'Personally, I support people working to build a better future for America and the world. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'It felt a lot like Wolf of Wall Street': Ex-Tesla worker... Tesla Autopilot head Andrej Karpathy leaves as company faces... Share this...
    The text of the Second Amendment reads, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California has tweeted, "We cannot stop working until we ban and buy-back assault weapons, require background checks, and have red flag laws." Swalwell has claimed that GOP lawmakers "keep voting against our kids and voting for their killers." \u201cI\u2019m so happy you\u2019re alive. I\u2019m so sorry this happened. I\u2019ll do more to stop this from happening again. But I know it will. We cannot stop working until we ban and buy-back assault weapons, require background checks, and have red flag laws. We have to change America, Lilli.\u201d — Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1656992363
    In a since-deleted tweet Rudy Giuliani tore into former Trump aides Jason Miller and Bill Stepien for saying he was drunk on election night, with the former mayor claiming he was just upset they were not more prepared for election fraud and had only been sipping on his favorite drink, Diet Pepsi.  'I am disgusted and outraged at the out right lie by Jason Miller and Bill Steppien (sic). I was upset that they were not prepared for the massive cheating (as well as other lawyers around the President) I REFUSED all alcohol that evening. My favorite drink..Diet Pepsi,' New York's former mayor and Donald Trump's former personal attorney wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning.    Giuliani then questioned whether Miller and Stepien were being 'paid' for false testimony. 'Is the false testimony from Miller and Steppien because I yelled at them? Are they being paid to lie?'  Both tweets were subsequently deleted hours after they were put up.   Both Miller and Stepien were senior aides on Giuliani's 2008 mayoral campaign.   The Democrat-led Jan. 6 panel opened its second public hearing on Monday...
    Getty Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics Ime Udoka has quickly developed a reputation for being a no-nonsense coach, and his Boston Celtics team is the first to attest to that. In fairness, Udoka’s approach is clearly working. We’ve seen developmental jumps from almost every member of the roster, and the team is currently embroiled in an NBA Finals battle with the Golden State Warriors. So, the rookie head coach must be doing something right. However, while we may have seen glimpses of Udoka holding his team accountable in the public sphere, we’re not privy to how he handles his team on the sidelines, in training and film sessions, or as part of his day-to-day. Luckily, in a recent interview with NBC Sports Boston’s Abby Chin, Marcus Smart peeled the curtain back a little and detailed just how straightforward Udoka actually is, especially if the Celtics aren’t playing at a specific level. “He’s said some things to us before, and you look at him like ‘dang, he really just said that. We gotta get ourselves together.’ It’s kinda funny, not...
    Comedian Bob Saget spoke candidly about his struggles with depression in an interview just eight months before he died. The actor, known for his role as Danny Tanner in the ABC show Full House, told Radio Rahim in May 2021 how he had a big ego as he rose to fame - but it was really a façade to mask his feelings of depression. 'I would have been medicated in today's world in my 20s for extreme depression - like carrying it around all the time,' he told Rahim's Til This Day podcast in an episode that first premiered Wednesday. 'I would also act out and I had a very bad temper and I would yell - I never hit anybody, but I would yell,' Saget admitted. 'It was upsetting to do that. 'And I would do that in relationships, I would do it with my ex-wife, I did it in almost every relationship I've been in,' he said, adding: 'Sometimes, alcohol would add to that.' The only thing that kept him going at that time, Saget told Rahim, was...
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has finally responded to to Elon Musk after he joked in a tweet that she was 'hitting on him' when she was actually slamming him for 'an explosion of hate crimes' following his purchase of Twitter.   'Like I said, ego problems,' the congresswoman tweeted Saturday morning about 20 hours after Musk's initial tweets. She used a shrugging emoji and quote tweeted the exchange between herself and social media platform's new owner.    On Friday Musk accused AOC flirting with him after she raged that his purchase of Twitter had stoked hate crimes.  'Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy,' he wrote, adding a blushing emoji to go along with it. Musk was replying directly to a tweet sent by the Democrat Representative earlier on Friday, which suggested he'd only bought the platform at the behest of Fox News host Tucker Carlson and his PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.   Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 32, responded to Elon Musk nearly a day after he accused the congresswoman of hitting on him on Twitter. She replied: 'Like I said, ego problems' 'Like I said, ego...
    'Secret Service said I couldn’t go. I would have gone there in a minute,' Trump told the Washington Post Donald Trump wanted to march on the U.S. Capitol with his supporters on January 6 last year but was stopped by his Secret Service, the former president claimed in an interview published Thursday.  He shrugged off the furor surrounding the seven-hour gap in White House phone logs that day, which includes the deadly hours during which rioters breached the Capitol.  'Secret Service said I couldn’t go. I would have gone there in a minute,' Trump told the Washington Post in an interview at his Mar-a-Lago resort. The former president once again took aim at lawmakers investigating what led to the events of January 6, claiming he offered to shield her with 'privilege' -- which other reports indicate she did not invoke. The eight-hour interview between Ivanka Trump and the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol was 'shame and harassment,' Trump claimed.  He also denied suggestions that he destroyed call logs or used burner phones...
    New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, a Republican, called Donald Trump 'f***ing crazy' at the white-tie Gridiron Dinner in Washington D.C. on Saturday. Sununu was the GOP rep for the evening, giving remarks where he railed against the former president – even as some within the party say Trump is the best hope for congressional Republicans winning back a majority in 2022 and back the White House in 2024. 'You know, he's probably going to be the next president,' Sununu said of Trump, before going on to sarcastically comment on the ex-president's 'experience' and 'sense of integrity.' 'Nah, I'm just kidding!' Sununu broke out and was met with laughter before saying' 'He's f***ing crazy!' 'Are you kidding?! Come on. You guys are buying that? I love it,' he continued. 'He just stresses me out so much. 'I'm going to deny I ever said it,' Sununu said of his comments about Trump. He also clarified: 'I don't think he's so crazy he should be in a mental asylum. But if he's in one, he's not getting out.'  New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris...
    Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy sparred with President Joe Biden on Monday over what the former called three “big things” the latter said during his trip in Europe last week. “Are you worried that other leaders in the world are going to start to doubt that America is back if some of these big things that you say on the world stage keep getting walked back,” asked Doocy during a press conference at the White House. “What’s getting walked back?” asked Biden. “In the last couple days, it sounded like you told U.S. troops they were going to Ukraine, it sounded like you said it was possible the U.S. would use a chemical weapon and it sounded like you were calling for regime change in Russia,” said Doocy. “None of the three occurred,” replied Biden. “None of the three occurred?” asked Doocy. “None of the three,” said Biden. However, those three did occur. Regarding the troops gaffe, Biden told U.S. troops in Poland on Friday: “You’re going to see when you’re there, and some of you have been there, you’re gonna see — you’re gonna see women, young people standing...
    “A dictator bent on rebuilding an empire will never erase a people’s love of liberty,” Biden said. “Free people refuse to live in a world of hopelessness and darkness.” Biden also called his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, a “butcher.” Many of Biden’s statements were quickly walked back by White House officials who implied the president’s words did not accurately relay US foreign policy. A White House official said, “The president’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change.” This past weekend, Biden also suggested to US troops who were stationed in Poland that they would witness the bravery of the Ukrainian people “when you’re there” explicitly insinuating that American troops would be deployed to Ukraine. Biden said, “You’re going to see when you’re there, and some of you have been there, you’re gonna see — you’re gonna see women, young people standing in the middle in front of a dammed tank just saying, ‘I’m not leaving, I’m holding my ground.’” True...
    AMHERST (CBS) – Prosecutors said a 20-year-old Northampton man who was arrested in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a UMass Amherst student told his father damage to his SUV had been caused by a deer. Jacob Delisle was arraigned Thursday on five charges in connection with the Monday crash. Delisle is charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in personal injury, negligent operation, crosswalk violation, misleading a witness, and trespassing. Following his arraignment, Delisle was released on $5,000 cash bail on conditions he refrain from driving and stay away from the UMass campus. Delisle allegedly hit a UMass student who was walking across Mass Ave. in the crosswalk on Monday. The student remains hospitalized at Baystate Medical Center. Prosecutors charged Delisle with misleading a witness after he allegedly told his father the SUV had been damaged when he hit a deer. His father planned to get the vehicle repaired, but the SUV was seized before any work was done. UMass Police issued Delisle a no-trespass order in March 2021 after the 20-year-old, who is not a student...
    Cocci added, "[Saget] said he had long-term COVID, and it was taking his body a long time to get over it. He said that his hearing had been off and that was the case that night. He was asking the sound guys to turn everything up. And [he said] that he had been sick the night before — his hearing was off, and he had a sore throat. He was happy he had lozenges for the stage." Cpl. Brian Meadows said that he was moved to interview those in Saget's circle following conversations with Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Stephany, who told Meadows that he could "not state definitively" when Saget's apparent head injury had occurred, "but believed it was probably within hours of his death, possibly within a day or two, depending on several medical factors." Stephany added that Saget would have "exhibited significant signs that something was wrong." Hospitality employee Richard Stanford told investigators that during a conversation, Saget's train of thought seemed fairly erratic, but that he chalked the behavior...
    Win McNamee/Getty Images Twitter users reacted to a clip of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) mocking the controversial 2018 sexual assault allegation against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In his opening statement during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing of President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Cruz said that Brown’s “hearing will feature none of that disgraceful behavior” that Democrats displayed in 2018 during Kavanugh’s nomination. “No one is going to inquire into your teenage dating habits,” said Cruz. “No one is going to ask you with mock severity, ‘Do you like beer?’” If confirmed, Jackson would succeed retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, whom she clerked for, and be the first Black female Supreme Court justice. Left-leaning journalist Aaron Rupar posted on Twitter a clip of that moment. Twitter users blasted Cruz. Her ability to keep a neutral face during this should get her appointed on its own. https://t.co/byigLtt6uj — Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamB) March 21, 2022 Ted Cruz has a talent for being the most grotesque cellular blob at all times https://t.co/GDPJbZK0Px — Dr. Jorge A. Caballero...
    Tucker Carlson on Monday night strongly defended his take on the Russia-Ukraine war, shrugging off once again accusations of being a Kremlin propagandist and mocking the hosts of The View for demanding he be investigated. Carlson, the most-watched cable news host of last year, has antagonized many by questioning why Joe Biden is getting the United States involved in the Ukraine war, and defending Vladimir Putin's excuse for the invasion - to protect his sphere of influence. He has claimed Biden wanted the war to promote his ambitious plan for renewable energy, punish the middle class, and distract from the pandemic.  Carlson's broadcasts have been aired on Russian state television. On Monday night, Carlson highlighted the long list of people who have attacked him for his views, quoting Mitt Romney, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, and Russian-American Washington Post columnist Max Boot. He reserved special scorn for the hosts and guests on daytime talk show The View, who called for Carlson to be investigated by the Department of Justice. 'What Tucker Carlson parrots every night on Fox News, what Tulsi Gabbard...
    What is there to say about Fox News and the right-wing-o-sphere that hasn’t been scratched by the nails of demons into the toilet stall walls of hell? Every day, every hour, every minute, Fox News and the propaganda machines it has birthed are either selling their audience lies, misinformation, and disinformation about the world, or selling them pillows, telling them to sell their gold, and saying that the way out of debt is to give Magnum P.I. your home via a reverse mortgage.  Fox News has had a strange month—even for Fox News. The channel has found itself buddying up to Vladimir Putin and the Russian oligarch system for some time now. Part of this is due to Donald Trump’s popularity with both the GOP and with the typical Fox News viewer. Part of this is due to Fox News’ ideological similarities to the billionaire class that believes an oligarchy is the best way to run a capitalist country. The greatest illustration of the doublethink and doublespeak taking place over in the ultra-right-wing-o-sphere is none other than the very popular Tucker Carlson. Carlson’s...
    Kyle Rittenhouse said he's renounced his Lakers fandom and now plans to sue their star player, LeBron James, as part of his attempt to go after everyone he claims defamed him before he was cleared of murder charges.  Rittenhouse, who has said he wanted to hold major media and entertainment figures 'accountable,' was chiefly reacting to the NBA superstar's accusations that he faked his tears in a Kenosha, Wisconsin courtroom during the trial, according to TMZ.  The teen took the stand in his own defense and became emotional when he talked about killing two men and wounding a third during confrontations amid anti-police protests in Kenosha in August 2020. He added that he acted in self-defense.  James's tweet mocked Rittenhouse's tears to his 50million followers. 'What tears????? I didn't see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court,' he wrote. Kyle Rittenhouse is launching The Media Accountability Project to take aim at those he believe. slandered him during his trial LeBron James appears at the 2022 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland Rittenhouse had said...
    Candidate for Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District Robby Starbuck appears to be backing off his claims about his voter history, writing on social media that he never said he voted in two 2020 Tennessee GOP primaries and that he misunderstood the question. More than once, Robby Starbuck claimed to have voted in the August 2020 primary as well as the March presidential primary in 2020. Voting in Republican primaries is a component of the process for qualifying for the 2022 August primary ballot. In a comment on his campaign Facebook page, Starbuck now claims that he never said he voted in Tennessee’s Republican primary elections in 2020: I didn’t say I voted 2x in 2020, I thought the question was have I voted twice in primaries which I have just in a different state. I confused the question they asked me. This is in contrast to an interview Starbuck had on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy as well as a back-dated press release he issued dated January 26, 2022. The Tennessee Star reached out to Starbuck on...
    Joe Rogan labelled Meghan Markle a 'little American hussy' who would make Prince Harry 'a Kardashian' in an unearthed podcast. Rogan, 54, was discussing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to leave the Royal Family with Mike Baker, a former CIA officer and security expert, on a podcast which first aired in January 2020, shortly after Megxit was announced. The podcaster, who regularly attracts 11million listeners and is currently facing a storm of controversy over his interviews about COVID-19, mimicked the Queen when discussing the couple's choice to step back the Firm. 'It's that little America hussy he's hooked up with. She's going to turn him into a Kardashian,' he joked when imitating Her Majesty. 'That little American hussy has ruined my prince'. It comes after Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, said they had expressed concerns to Spotify about the 'all too real consequences of COVID-19 misinformation on its platform'. But the couple said they were committed to continuing their reported £18million deal with the streaming giant 'to ensure changes to its platform are made to help address this public health...
    In newly-unearthed audio, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy endorsed a bipartisan investigation into the Captiol riot on January 6, 2021 and said that former President Donald Trump told him he felt some responsibility for it. The interview on a local radio station in California just days after the attack has resurfaced right after McCarthy said he would not cooperate with the now ongoing Jan. 6 investigation panel. On Thursday, McCarthy was asked by CNN reporter Manu Raju about how he had said he was 'willing to testify' about Jan. 6 but now did not support the select committee hearing. The House Minority Leader interrupted, saying, 'That's not true. Ask your question. I'll verify what's true in there.'  CNN has since unearthed two audio clips in which McCarthy called for the investigation and blamed Trump for the attack.   House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy bristled at questions on Thursday about why he would not cooperate with the Jan. 6 investigation, turning instead to attack House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and saying he had nothing to offer the House probe Former President Donald Trump...
    Getty Chariman George McCaskey of the Chicago Bears has been blasted for insinuating former center Olin Kreutz lied about team-specific stories. Olin Kreutz is one of the most beloved and well-respected Chicago Bears in recent memory. An All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler, Kreutz was a perennial fan favorite and a four-time winner of the Piccolo Award, named after the late running back Brian Piccolo. The award is given to one rookie and one veteran each year “who best exemplifies the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and sense of humor of the late Bears running back,” per the Bears’ official website. Considering how well-respected Kreutz is, it was surprising to hear Bears Chairman George McCaskey essentially call him a liar. It all started when Kreutz publicly discussed an offer he received from the Bears. The former center recently recounted the time in 2018 when then-offensive line coach Harry Hiestand offered him $15 an hour to help out with the offensive line. When he was asked specifically about the offer to Kreutz during his annual year-end press conference, McCaskey denied it...
    Daniel Craig has revealed that he was originally told he'd have to star in four James Bond films by boss Barbara Broccoli, leading him to ask if the character could be 'killed off.' The actor, who made his fifth and final appearance as 007 in No Time To Die last year, confessed it was 'a lot' being told he'd have to make such a commitment to the part, setting the stage for the agent's surprise death many years later. Speaking on the Awards Chatter podcast, Daniel said that he felt Bond was 'happy and fulfilled' when he finally met his maker, while detailing the moment he became' choked up' during his final day of filming.   Revelation: Daniel Craig has revealed that he was originally told he'd have to star in four James Bond films by boss Barbara Broccoli, leading him to ask if the character could be 'killed off' Daniel explained that after his first Bond outing in Casino Royale in 2006 he had asked Broccoli how many he had to make. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Democrat Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer promised his party that they are not 'giving up on BBB' after a blistering defeat of the president's landmark legislation came when Sen. Joe Manchin announced his opposition.  Schumer signaled he would try to get through a revised version of the bill.   'I know we are all frustrated at this outcome. However, we are not giving up on BBB. Period. We won’t stop working on it until we pass a bill,' Schumer, D-N.Y., told Senate Democrats in a call Tuesday evening, according to Punchbowl News.  Manchin also reportedly spoke on the call and reiterated he was comfortable with Schumer's plan, but has not changed his position on the $1.8 trillion Build Back Better plan.  He again said he won't support any new or expanded government programs that add to the federal debt. The West Virginia Democrat reminded his colleagues that he'd been sounding the alarm on inflation for months - the consumer price index was up 6.8 percent in November over a year ago and the wholesale price was up 9.6 percent.  December's inflation...
              more   U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA-01) on Monday denied that he voted for a federal database that documents who got vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the U.S. House of Representatives’ website, Carter was the sole Republican House member from Georgia to vote yes on H.R. 550. That bill is otherwise known as the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021. The bill, if enacted into law, would require that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) improve data sharing and other aspects of immunization information systems. Representative Ann Kuster (D-NH-02), the bill’s sponsor, said in the bill that the databases are confidential. Breitbart News, however, reported that some conservative members of the House are deeply unhappy with the bill and that they think it is “Orwellian.” They reportedly said the government is incapable of protecting Americans’ medical records. Carter, in an emailed statement to The Georgia Star News, disputed the reporting. “I have never, and will never, support a federal vaccine database. Unfortunately, some of my Republican colleagues are trading in truth for cheap political headlines,” Carter wrote. “The truth is...
    The publicly traded company that plans to merge with Donald Trump's new social media venture revealed on Monday that it is being investigated by federal regulators. The disclosure came in a filing by Digital World Acquisitions Corp - a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) or 'blank check' company - that said the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and FINRA regulatory agencies had asked for details of stock trading and communications with Trump’s company before the deal was announced. It deals a blow to Trump's plans for an anti-censorship site two days after he announced his Truth Social had raised a further $1 billion in investments. Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for an investigation last month, citing press reports that DWAC had been in talks with Trump since March, before the SPAC went public -possibly in breach of rules. In a filing on Monday, DWAC said it had been asked by FINRA for information about its activities ahead of announcing a merger with Trump's company.  'According to FINRA’s request, the inquiry should not be construed as an indication...
    Sen. Ted Cruz voted against keeping the government open Thursday night, going on a tirade earlier about President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates to explain his objection. 'No pissant politician, whether a local mayor or a govenor or the president of the United States has the right or legal authority to force you to make that decision,' Cruz told reporters on Capitol Hill.  The Texas Republican pointed to string of recent court decisions, which have stalled mandates from starting.    Cruz and his GOP colleagues were most concerned about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation that says businesses with more than 100 employees must make workers get vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 tests.  'The Biden White House mandates have been struck down repeatedly by the courts,' Cruz said. 'They are blatantly lawless. Joe Biden knows they’re lawless. His lawyers have told him that the vaccine mandates are contrary to law. And Democrats don’t care,' the Texan complained.    'They don't care about medical privacy, they don't care about individual autonomy. Instead, we have seen in the course of this pandemic, Democrats, being very...
    Jurors in the Josh Duggar trial were given a 'virtual tour' of the accused child porn pervert’s computer today to demonstrate how he harvested and hid an alleged stash of warped video and images. James Fottrell, Director of the FBI's High Tech Investigation Unit, told a federal courthouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas that he used visualization software to replicate the exact desktop on Duggar's seized work PC. Using a series of screengrabs he showed how Duggar, 33, had allegedly created a secret domain where he could access the dark web to hunt for files marked 'Jailbait,' 'Pedo Mom' and 'Daisy's Destruction.' ’The latter video featured a girl of three to four months being stripped naked, posed on a bed and toilet before being tortured with hot wax. The infant is crying and screaming,’ the veteran investigator told jurors.  'It's one of the most offensive videos that I’m familiar with throughout my career.' Fottrell told the court that he identified that particular video through something called a torrent file that was present on the HP computer taken from Duggar's used...
    President Biden's gut reaction to the news that a deadly suicide bomb had gone off amid the American evacuation from Afghanistan has been revealed.  During an Afghanistan briefing on Aug. 26, head of US Central Command Gen. Frank McKenzie turned ashen as he was handed a piece of paper. He told the meeting, which he'd called into by video, that a bomb had been detonated near the Hamid Karzai Airport - four services members were already dead, three near dead, dozens more injured.  There were gasps throughout the room and Biden winced before going silent for a long pause. 'The worst that can happen has happened,' the president said once he broke the silence, meeting participants told the New York Times.  The death toll eventually rose to 13 US service members and over 170 Afghans.  The fateful event has since marred the Biden administration's record and defined the frenzied withdrawal that has scored criticism from both sides. Following the attack, which terror group ISIS-K later claimed, the US carried out a retaliatory drone strike, which they initially claimed killed a terrorist...
    Kevin McCarthy said Sunday that his record-breaking eight-and-a-half hour speech on Thursday night was also supposed to be 45 minutes – but he extended it after Democrats tried to shut him down. 'When I went to the floor, I had no idea we would speak that long. It wasn't about breaking the record, it was about breaking down this bill,' McCarthy told Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo. He said the limit of a 20-minute debate and Democrat heckling inspired him to go for much longer than he originally intended. 'More than 2,000 pages and the Democrats were only allowing – once they put that manager's amendment in – 10 minutes on each side to debate,' the House minority leader continued. 'And the amount of heckling that they would try to do to stop me from being able to talk.' 'But what we really found,' McCarthy said, 'with one-party rule in one year – this big government socialism isn't working.' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he only planned to speak for about 45 minutes at most on...
    Jordan Peterson decried the back-and-forth messaging about the coronavirus vaccine, saying the government won't leave him alone after getting vaccinated. The Canadian author and academic spoke with conservative commentator Dave Rubin on Wednesday about how government COVID-19 restrictions are affecting Canadians. "You know, Canadians who aren't vaccinated now cannot leave the country ," Peterson told Rubin in a video posted Tuesday. "What the hell?" MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST VACCINE MANDATES FOR CHILDREN: 'I'M NOT VACCINATING MINE' Initially, Peterson believed that getting the vaccine would make the government leave him alone and allow for a normal life, he said. "Look, I got vaccinated, and people took me to task for that," he said. "And I thought, 'All right, I'll get the damn vaccine.'" “Here’s the deal, guys: I'll get the vaccine, you f***ing leave me alone. And did that work? No. So, stupid me," Peterson continued. "That's how I feel about it. So, like, well, I have to get tested for COVID when I come back into Canada. I have to get tested...
    Fox News’ Peter Doocy responded Thursday to the White House’s pushback over his Wednesday back-and-forth with President Joe Biden. Doocy confronted the president yesterday over reporting in The Wall Street Journal that the government is in talks to give $450,000 per person to immigrant families separated under the Trump administration to resolve lawsuits. The Fox News correspondent asked Biden, “Do you think that might incentivize more people to come over illegally?” “If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah,” the president responded. Doocy asked if he meant it was a “garbage report.” Biden said yes. However, this took the ACLU by surprise, and they said the president “may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department as it carefully deliberated and considered the crimes committed against thousands of families separated from their children as an intentional governmental policy.” Doocy asked White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about this during Thursday’s briefing. “Who is right?” Jean-Pierre said, “If it saves taxpayer dollars and puts the disastrous history of the previous administration’s use...
    (CNN)Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, who chairs the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, told reporters that he has signed about 20 subpoenas and that they are going out "soon," possibly by Friday.Thompson would not confirm if former Trump lawyer John Eastman, who CNN has reported the committee plans to subpoena, is a part of that group, but said of the next batch of the subpoenas: "Some of the people have been written about. Some of the people haven't been written about."Asked if there are lawmakers the committee is planning to subpoena, Thompson said: "Not yet." This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    Susan Sarandon has revealed how she rekindled her friendship with former lover David Bowie in the months before he died. The Thelma & Louise actress said she and the pop star shared ‘things that needed to be said’ and had a final conversation a week before his death from liver cancer in January 2016. Sarandon starred with Bowie in The Hunger in 1983, but it was three decades before it was disclosed they had been lovers. Susan Sarandon has revealed how she rekindled her friendship with former lover David Bowie in the months before he died The Thelma & Louise actress said she and the pop star shared ‘things that needed to be said’ and had a final conversation a week before his death from liver cancer in January 2016 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'This is our first tour in 59 years without our lovely... Celebrity photographer Leon Paul Lecash who has worked with... Share this article Share In a candid interview with The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, the actress says:...
    Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House will finally release information on how many of the thousands of migrants camped out under the Del Rio International Bridge in Texas have been released into the United States. At her daily press briefing on Wednesday, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy confronted Psaki on the numbers - which he said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas didn't know.  'So who else can we ask?' Doocy asked. When the press secretary attempted to direct him back to DHS, an incredulous Doocy replied, 'He says he doesn't know.' 'I am confident that he wanted to have the most up-to-date numbers and we will venture to get you those -I promise, this afternoon,' Psaki replied.  In a follow-up question Doocy asked if the issue was not knowing or if 'a lot more people are being released into the US than are being sent out.' 'That is certainly not the issue,' Psaki said. It's not clear when those figures will actually become public.  Press Secretary Jen Psaki told a Fox News reporter that he'll get updated...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said that President Joe Biden’s U.N. speech was him putting “a giant ‘Kick me’ sign on Uncle Sam’s back.” And criticized Biden for saying he didn’t want a new cold war with China when “they’ve been waging a cold war against us for decades, stealing our jobs by the millions, infiltrating our high-tech businesses and our universities with spies, building a military that one day might compete with our own.” Cotton said, “Joe Biden walked into the United Nations today and put a giant ‘Kick me’ sign on Uncle Sam’s back. He claimed that he didn’t want a new cold war with China. The leaders in Beijing are laughing at Joe Biden and America right now. Because they’ve been waging a cold war against us for decades, stealing our jobs by the millions, infiltrating our high-tech businesses and our universities with spies, building a military that one day might compete with our own. And Joe Biden not only says that we’re not in a cold war...
    "Every evaluation that I performed was very specific and I performed them in my scope of practice," said Busch. "I had to stay very specific to the diagnoses that were in my wheelhouse, there are plenty that weren't." Busch claims to have turned away numerous people, who did not qualify for a medical exemption. Busch told WWSB on Tuesday, "I have not directly heard from the school district but I am more than happy to sit down with the school district. I'm not trying to do something that's shady, irrefutable, unethical. I'll sit down, I would be happy to come to them." CNN tracked down Busch to question him about the exemption forms, which he told the outlet, "This wasn't about me. This is about parents' freedom." On Tuesday, the superintendent of the Sarasota County School District, Dr. Brennan Asplen, announced that schools would no longer accept exemption forms signed by Busch or any other chiropractor. On Sunday in nearby Venice, thousands of people showed up for a "mask-exemption event, where families could get a note from a...
    Aid worker Zemari Ahmadi, 43, was driving the 1996 Toyota Corolla that was destroyed in the August 29 drone strike The drone strike that the Pentagon claimed killed an ISIS-K suicide bomber in Kabul actually targeted an aid worker who had filled his car with water jugs, rather than explosives, according to a shocking new report. Zemari Ahmadi, 43, was driving the 1996 Toyota Corolla that was destroyed in the August 29 drone strike, killing him and nine family members, including seven children, according to a New York Times investigation. Ahmadi worked for US-based aid group Nutrition and Education International, and spent the day running routine errands for the group, loading nothing into the car other than jugs full of water to bring home to his family, the Times reported, citing witnesses and surveillance video footage.  'All of them were innocent,' Ahmadi's brother Emal told the newspaper, noting that Ahmadi had sought refugee status with the US based on his international aid work. 'You say he was ISIS, but he worked for the Americans.'  NY Times Privacy Policy ...
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Ron Johnson has repeatedly spread anti-vaccine misinformation. But just last year, the Wisconsin senator attacked Democrats on the issue, saying that undermining confidence in a vaccine for Covid-19 would cost deaths. Johnson made his comments in October 2020 on Wisconsin local radio when discussing the vice presidential debate between then-Vice President Mike Pence and then-Sen. Kamala Harris. Harris had said she wouldn't take a vaccine on the word of President Donald Trump alone, only if it was recommended by medical authorities. "If she could actually experience shame -- and I'm not sure any Democrat can -- she should have been ashamed of herself," Johnson said. "When the Vice President said, 'Senator, will you please stop undermining people's confidence in the vaccine?' I mean, that'd be a terrible thing if we have an effective vaccine and a safe one, and that's the only one we'll release. But if you are out there undermining that possibility, that will cause people's deaths." CNN KFILE · Ron Johnson says undermining the vaccine will cause deathsJohnson has been the subject of repeated fact...
    Darrell Caldwell, known as Drakeo the Ruler, was arrested by the LAPD on Sunday. Screenshot/Twitter - @HipHopTiesMedia Drakeo the Ruler was arrested on Sunday after he documented his Uber being pulled over in a stream. In an Instagram Live, police could be heard telling the rapper to exit the vehicle.  The rapper has faced legal trouble for years and was freed from jail after a plea deal in November. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. A rapper was arrested on Sunday after he documented his Uber being pulled over in an Instagram Live broadcast. As Complex and other outlets reported, Darrell Caldwell, the Los Angeles-based rapper known as Drakeo the Ruler, shared an Instagram Live video that is no longer available as of Monday afternoon but was reposted across other platforms. A 2-minute 20-second clip from the Instagram Live appears to show...
    Supporters of former US President Donald Trump wait in line to attend a "Save America" rally at York Family Farms on August 21, 2021 in Cullman, Alabama. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A fan at the Trump rally in Alabama on Saturday said she wanted him to reveal he was still president. The woman told Right Side Broadcasting Network that she thought Trump "never left" the White House. 3 in 10 Republicans still believe the conspiracy theory that Trump will be "reinstated." 10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. An attendee at the "Save America" rally in Cullman, Alabama, on Saturday, told a news reporter she was hoping that Donald Trump would reveal that he is still president of the United States. Moments before the former president was due to speak at the event, the woman told the Right Side Broadcasting Network...
    22-year-old Aaron Mankhad praised TikTok viewers for noticing his swollen thyroid, which he has now had surgery for after doctors identified it as cancer. BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The "Seattle Tech Bro" said in a TikTok that he saw a doctor following viewers' concerns. "TikTok told me I had cancer. And it seems like they were right," he said on Wednesday. He is now recovering after having part of his thyroid surgically removed. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. A Seattle-based man said he underwent surgery to remove a nodule from his thyroid after TikTok viewers noticed that he appeared to have symptoms of thyroid cancer. A TikToker known as the "Seattle Tech Bro" with a handle of the same name has amassed more than 17,000 followers since he started his account in April. He posts content about "finances and...
    Nick Cannon is known for his acting and hosting MTV's "Wild N Out." Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Nick Cannon said he does not "subscribe to monogamy" on "The Breakfast Club" radio show. He explained that it was the women he's in relationships with who lead and he is just "following suit."  Cannon also questioned why it's a big deal that his children don't have the same mother. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Nick Cannon said that he doesn't "subscribe to monogamy" when asked about his children with multiple women on "The Breakfast Club" radio show. The "Wild N Out" host and creator clarified to the hosts of "The Breakfast Club," Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy, about how he feels about relationships after the recent birth of his seventh child.  When Charlamagne said people "question" why the TV personality has...
    Photos by Olympic Games The runner who knocked over dozens of water bottles during a marathon claims it was not on purpose. Video showed Morhad Amdouni knocking over the bottles during the marathon at the Tokyo Olympics. France's Amdouni has blamed his actions during the race on "slippery bottles." Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. The marathon runner who knocked over an entire table's worth of water meant for his thirsty rivals has denied doing it on purpose and blamed the incident on the bottles being "slippery." During Sunday's marathon, Morhad Amdouni went to grab a bottle but instead, knocked over dozens of bottles meaning his competitors behind him were unable to rehydrate. Video of Amdouni's attempt to grab water was shared widely, with many saying he knocked over the other bottles on purpose to deprive his opponents of hydration. British pundit...
    A SUSPECT alleged to have wounded 10 people in knife rampage on a Tokyo train reportedly told cops he wanted to kill women who “looked happy”. A woman in her 20s, was left with multiple stab wounds in her back and chest while the rest of the victims sustained minor injuries local media report. 6Yusuke Tsushima arriving at a police station after being arrestedCredit: AP 6One of the victims being stretchered awayCredit: AP The attack took place Friday night around 8.30pm local time between Seijogakuen-mae station and Soshigaya-Okura station in the capital's Setagaya Ward. Suspect  Yusuke Tsushima, 36, was arrested as he tried to flee the scene. "I began feeling like I wanted to kill women who looked happy about six years ago," he told police, the Sankei newspaper reports. "Anyone was fine, I just wanted to kill a lot of people." TBS television said the suspect stabbed a woman who happened to be seated near him in the carriage. He also told police that he chose to stage the attack inside a train because it offered the chance...
    Rogen has become known for his pottery skills in addition to his film career. Amy Sussman/Getty Seth Rogen responded to a "very funny" viral TikTok, clarifying that he hadn't been kidnapped. The TikTok from @chriscanbefunny asks why Rogen has posted so many photos of vases and not his face. Rogen's vase-making habit is well documented, and the actor regularly posts photos on social media. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Seth Rogan took to Twitter on Tuesday to clarify that yes, he was fine, and no, he hadn't been kidnapped, despite a viral TikTok that suggested he was because the actor's Instagram was full of photos of his pottery rather than his face. On July 30, Los Angeles-based comedian Chris Karwaski (@chriscanbefunny) posted a song on TikTok asking a simple question: "has anybody seen Seth Rogen lately?" As Karwaski sings, Rogen has been posting a lot of photos on Instagram of the vases he makes rather than photos of his face lately. Rogen's pottery hobby is well-documented. As The Cut reported, he went viral for his vase-making...
    I would like to be a millionaire – 94% launched Dev Patel to stardom. It was his first film and it earned him a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars. His second film had the opposite effect. It may well have sunk his career forever. Of course, I am referring to the unique and unrivaled bad The Last Airbender – 6%, based on the iconic and much loved cartoon of [entity_embed style=”link-tomatometro” id_entity=”480530″][Temporada] Avatar: The Last Airbender: Book 3 (3)[/entity_embed]. That film earned the universal rejection of critics and the public. Needless to say, it was one of the most notorious box office flops and it was even the culprit that we did not have a fourth season of that show. Besides, it was one of the most notorious cases of whitewashing at the time. Do not miss: Olympic sailor pays tribute to Avatar: The Last Airbender with spectacular haircut In a recent interview for The New York Times (via IndieWire) the actor spoke of the impact that the film had on his career. Apparently, from the time it came...