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    A CBS News/YouGov survey of adults in the U.S. found that 73% believe there should be maximum age limits for elected figures — the poll found that this sentiment is shared by a majority of people across the political spectrum. A USA Today/Ipsos poll of adults in the U.S. found that 56% of Democratic voters do not think that Biden should seek another term. Americans have been facing roaring inflation, an issue which, if it persists, could make a reelection bid more difficult for Biden to mount successfully. During Biden's tenure, massive numbers of migrants have inundated America's southern border — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported more than 2 million southwest land border encounters during an 11-month period spanning from October 2021 through August 2022.
    (CNN)First lady Dr. Jill Biden says she has not yet discussed with President Joe Biden whether he will run for a second term. "Not yet. We've been a little bit too busy. So, not yet," Biden said to NBC's "Today" in a sit-down interview that aired Tuesday morning but was prerecorded Monday in Knoxville, Tennessee. "But, I'm sure it will be a discussion."The first lady's remarks are the first time she has publicly indicated there has not been a determination between her and her husband about a second White House term. The White House has constantly indicated Biden intends to run for reelection 2024, though more recently there have been concerns among some Democrats as to whether a second-term campaign is a fait accompli. Biden's advanced age and low approval numbers have raised questions about his viability with voters. CNN reported in August that a campaign is a heavy lift that not everyone in the family longs for, say two people with knowledge of internal family conversations.Read MoreIn June, Vice President Kamala Harris said in an interview that Biden's goal...
    For example, when she traveled to Washington, D.C., in January on the taxpayer dime for $2,279, her aide's seat in coach cost just $250. Meanwhile, Cantrell spent $9,710 on upgraded seats for a trip to Switzerland earlier this summer. On that trip, her aides were stuck in lousy coach seats priced at roughly $500. Cantrell's lavish spending habits have embroiled her in controversy, especially after she spent more than $40,000 on a trip to France earlier this year that included a side stay in Paris. While in the City of Light, Cantrell stayed in a Paris hotel overlooking the Eiffel Tower that cost more than $700 per night.What happens next?A top aide told the Times-Picayune it's unclear whether the policy for city employees applies to Cantrell. Currently, the New Orleans City Council is seeking counsel from various attorneys to determine whether the policy does in fact apply to the mayor. Cantrell lists the City of New Orleans as her employer on financial disclosure forms, WWL noted. Mayor Cantrell could be on the hook for nearly $30k in...
    Internet users were puzzled by viral footage of a woman walking her massive, mystery pet in the U.S., with some suggesting different dog breeds while others believe it is a wolf.  Footage of the creature was shared on video-blog website Worldstar on Monday, along with the caption: 'These People Couldn't Believe What This Woman Had On Her Leash "Is That A Wolf Or A Dog"'? It's unclear where exactly the video was filmed, although a mother and her children can be heard arguing about what kind of animal the woman's pet is.  'That's big!' one of the kids is heard saying. 'Is that a wolf or a dog?' her mother asks her. 'That's a dog mom! I saw it come through!' the child responded. As of Monday morning, the video of the mysterious creature has 103,586 views.   In a video shared on video-blog Worldstar, a mysterious looking gray animal can be seen walking through a town in the U.S. The location of the video remains unclear, although the footage has amassed 103,586 views since first being shared on Monday morning...
    A woman has revealed she received a wellness check in the form of an email from an employee at her local bookstore after she purchased two 'unhappy' books - leaving social media users divided on whether or not the gesture was too intrusive.  Kara Rofé, 24, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, had been dying to get her hands on a copy of Jennette McCurdy's best selling book I'm Glad My Mom Died and knew her local bookstore, Porter Square Books would be the place to do it.  Before finalizing her order, Kara decided to add Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag Scriptures to her cart; however, she never expected her choices would be questioned.  Kara Rofé, 24, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, has revealed she was sent a wellness check in the form of an email after purchasing two books Kara decided to shop local when purchasing two 'unhappy' books, I'm Glad My Mom Died and The Fleabag Scriptures The 24-year-old took to Twitter to share a screenshot of the email she received from her local bookstore (shown above) after purchasing the two books The 24-year-old took to...
    (CNN)Good luck getting Adele to admit whether or not she is engaged to Rich Paul.In a new cover article with Elle magazine, the British singer played it close to the vest when it comes to her status with her American sports agent boyfriend."Well, I'm not married," is how she chose to answer the question on whether Paul had put a ring on it. "I'm not married."But what she is willing to share is how she feels about Paul."I've never been in love like this," Adele told the publication. "I'm obsessed with him."Read MoreShe covers several topics in the interview, including postponing her Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in January, which she says "was the worst moment in my career, by far."Adele says she was shell of a person after canceling Vegas residencyShe declined to move forward, she said, because the planned concerts didn't feel authentic to her."There was just no soul in it. The stage setup wasn't right. It was very disconnected from me and my band, and it lacked intimacy," Adele said. "And maybe I tried...
    DANCING With The Star professional dancer, Cheryl Burke has opened up about host, Tyra Banks' fate, in a recent interview. Tyra replaced former hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews in 2020 and has been met with a lot of backlash. 5Tyra Banks replaced Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews on the show in 2020Credit: Getty 5Cheryl Burke said that Tyra is a great addition to the show, but whether or not she survives is another questionCredit: YouTube/Allison Interviews Two-time mirrorball champion, Cheryl, recently went on Allison Interviews with host Allison Kugel. She talked about which celebrities shouldn't do DWTS, why contestants shouldn't come on the show if they want to "look cool," adoption, and more. One important tidbit that the 38-year-old shared was about Tyra. About ten minutes into the interview, Allison asks Cheryl what she thinks of the host, Tyra. READ MORE DWTSJUST DANCE DWTS fans think fan-favorite pro is RETURNING to show after spotting 'sign'TOM FOOLERY DWTS pro hints at former host Tom Bergeron's return to show to 'replace' Tyra "What do you think Tyra...
    LAURA KENNY has admitted that she considered whether to race at all yesterday after watching Matt Walls' horror crash earlier in the day. Walls, 24, had to be treated in the crowd for over 40 minutes after catapulting into the stands while attempting to avoid fallen riders ahead. 5Matt Walls was involved in a horrifying crashCredit: EPA 5Walls, 24, was catapulted into the standsCredit: PA 5Laura Kenny went on to come 13th in her raceCredit: Rex The Team England ace had to be taken to hospital with the rest of the morning session suspended - leaving Olympics legend Kenny considering whether she wanted to take part at the Commonwealth Games at all. Legendary cyclist Kenny, 30, said: "It was horrendous and it was playing on my mind earlier. "I messaged Jason (Kenny) and said, 'Woah, I’m not even sure I want to do this'. "Everything else is put into perspective when something like that happens and I’m just glad he was conscious straight away. READ MORE COMMONWEALTH GAMESCYCLE HORROR Cyclist flies into crowd & leaves fan covered in blood in...
    Police in Wisconsin are investigating a deadly crash involving state Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley that left a mother and her five-year-old daughter dead a day after the Democratic lawmaker allegedly underwent eye surgery.  Bewley, 70, was not injured in the July 22 crash that has drawn national attention after preliminary reports showed she pulled out in front of another vehicle. She was not taken into custody and charges have not been filed.  Police Chief Bill Hagstrom stressed to Ashland Daily Press on Wednesday that Bewley is not getting preferential treatment. He says investigators are waiting for State Patrol reconstruction reports before the case is passed on to Ashland County District Attorney David Meany, who will ultimately determine whether or not charges would be filed. Bewley, who represents northwestern Wisconsin, was leaving the parking lot of Maslowski Beach around 12:30 p.m. on July 22 when she pulled out into the path of a vehicle, colliding with it, causing it to spin across the highway and hit another car.  The driver of the first vehicle, Alyssa Ortman, 27, of Pennsylvania, and her five-year-old...
    MYSTERY surrounds the death of a model who plunged 60ft from her hotel balcony as cops investigate if she jumped or was pushed. Sofia Olifrenko, 24, died instantly after the fall from her fifth-floor room in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 18. 6Sofia Olifrenko was in Istanbul, Turkey, when she plunged 60ft from her hotel balconyCredit: Newsflash 6Sofia had checked into the hotel under the false name of Alexandra VCredit: Newsflash 6The 24-year-old died instantly after the fall from her fifth-floor roomCredit: Newsflash 6Her husband made a moving post to his wife on social mediaCredit: Newsflash CCTV footage shot earlier in the day shows the young model staggering down a pathway, holding onto a wall for support. A Turkish man - named only as F. K. in local media - said in his police statement: "I don't know the woman's name, we met on the street. She was crying. "I took her to her hotel room." He claimed that she appeared to be very drunk and could barely walk. READ MORE WORLD NEWS SHAM Shamima makes new plea to...
    \u201cAt 17, I was raped, became pregnant, and decided to have an abortion. That\u2019s the start of my abortion story. So many others have their own.\n\nSo when a far-right extremist Supreme Court comes for our rights, we will not yield. We will not back down.\n\nWe are powerful together.\u201d — Cori Bush (@Cori Bush) 1658754117 Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that enables states to ban abortions, a move that has outraged pro-choice proponents. Due to a trigger law in Missouri, abortions are now banned in the state except in the case of a medical emergency. Biden, who said last year that he plans to run for re-election as long as he has "good health," is currently the oldest person ever to serve as president and would be 86 by the end of a second term. He has been deeply underwater in various job approval polls for quite some time.
    Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson dodged when grilled by CNN anchor Brianna Keilar about whether she would have certified the 2020 election. Robson’s Trump-endorsed opponent, Kari Lake, has said she would decertify the 2020 election in Arizona. During Monday’s New Day, Keilar pressed Robson if she would do what Lake has pledged to do regarding the most recent presidential election in The Grand Canyon State. Robson avoided answering the question directly and said she’s focused on the next election. Well, I’m a lawyer. I’m a trained lawyer. And I can’t sit here and tell you without having been presented all the evidence, but there has been investigation after investigation. And are there things that need to be fixed? Absolutely. We’ve got to — we have to require voter ID and increase penalties for ballot harvesting. But I’m looking forward. I’m looking at 2022 and doing everything I can to keep Arizona’s governor’s office in Republican hands. And that requires us to look forward and articulate a vision for the future of this state. And that’s what I’ve been...
    An Indiana doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim is considering suing a busybody Attorney General who threatened her with legal action. Dr Caitlin Bernard helped the child obtain the abortion after reporting the procedure to relevant state agencies before the legally mandated deadline. But motormouth Indiana AG Todd Rokita questioned weather she had reported the procedure to state officials, bragging that he was 'gathering evidence' to see if the doctor could face 'a criminal charge' During an interview with Fox News, Rokita said: 'We're gathering the evidence as we speak, and we're going to fight this to the end — including looking at her licensure, if she failed to report, in Indiana it's a crime to intentionally not report. He first raised his doubts in a letter to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, saying that his office had requested, but not received, documentation from state agencies. Documents obtained by the Washington Post have revealed that Dr Bernard did report the minor's abortion before she was legally mandated to do so. In a statement Kathleen DeLaney, the doctors...
    Getty Images Michelle Young reveals the deal with the money that she and Nayte Olukoya were gifted. Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya ended their engagement just a few months after they went public as a couple. The two, who met and fell in love on Young’s season of “The Bachelorette,” announced their split on their respective Instagram accounts on June 17, 2022. “To those who have supported Nayte and I, including Bachelor Nation, I know I speak for the both of us when saying having a relationship in the public eye has not been easy,” Michelle wrote in a statement posted to her Instagram Stories. “I’m struggling to say that Nayte and I will be going our separate ways but I stand with him in knowing the heaviness that is present in both of our hearts as this relationship has been very real for us,” the statement continued. “Michelle and I are going to move forward separately. Hearts are heavy, emotions are high, and we are dealing with this the best way we can. Michelle and I are...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez laughed and dodged a question on whether or not she would consider a run for president in 2024 during an appearance on the Colbert Show.  'I know somebody who's going to turn 35 about a month before the election in 2024 and they represent New York's 14th. Is that job appealing to you at all?' host Stephen Colbert asked the New York Democrat.  Ocasio-Cortez shot back: 'We need to focus on keeping a democracy for anybody to be president in the next couple of years. That's my central focus is helping the people of this country right now.' 'So it's possible?' Colbert asked. The congresswoman laughed and said, 'I don't know about all that ... you're trying to get me in trouble, I don't know about all that.'  The question was posed amid not-so-silent whispers that Democrats are not fully confident that President Biden, who will be 81 in 2024, will be up for running again.  'I know somebody who's going to turn 35 about a month before the election in 2024 and they represent New York's...
    Virginia Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger shied away from the idea of President Biden's help on the campaign trail as she takes on one of the most competitive races of the midterm elections.  Spanberger's newly drawn 7th district is considered a toss-up and Fox News' Dana Perino asked the moderate Democrat whether she'd call in a favor from the president as Democrats fight an uphill battle to hold on to the House.  'Do you think you'll have President Biden come campaign with you in that district?' Perino asked Tuesday. 'I intend to do the campaigning myself. I am the candidate, it's my name on the ballot.' Spanberger also refused to commit to supporting a Biden-Harris ticket in 2024. 'I'm looking squarely toward 2022 and the reelection ahead of me,' she said.  Pressed if Biden was best positioned out of Democrats to take on Trump, the congresswoman said: ''Ive been very clear that i think there are incredible leaders across the Democratic Party and that it is time to usher in new leadership.'  Biden  and his top aides are 'irritated' by the cold...
    Serena Williams walked off the Centre Court on Tuesday night, possibly for the last time, after failing to hold back the tide of youth. The American fought to keep her career at Wimbledon alive, but ultimately could not meet the challenge of a poised and courageous opponent in France’s Harmony Tan, who prevailed 7-5 1-6 7-6 after more than three hours. A deciding super tiebreak saw her recover from 0-4 down to claim it 10-7, with Williams straining every sinew within her ageing frame. Serena Williams was denied a fairytale Wimbledon return after she exited in the first round Williams, who made her comeback at SW19 after a year's absence, was beaten by Harmony Tan RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next IAN HERBERT: Nick Kyrgios is Wimbledon's most cretinous... 'Heartbroken' Matteo Berrettini PULLS OUT of Wimbledon after... Rafael Nadal comes through epic tussle against Argentina's... Nick Kyrgios puts first set meltdown behind him to defeat... Share this article Share The tournament’s lowest ranked woman at 1204 – a wildcard in name...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) refused to say on Sunday whether she would endorse President Joe Biden in 2024, furthering speculation over whether the president could face internal opposition for a second term. Ocasio-Cortez appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday to discuss her experience during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. As her interview ended, anchor Dana Bash sought the lawmaker’s opinion on the 2024 field, noting Biden’s public desire to run again. “He is saying he's going to run again in 2024. Will you support him?” Bash asked. “I’m focused on winning this majority right now and preserving a majority this year and 2022. So we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “But I think if the president has a vision, and that’s something, certainly, we’re all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.” “That’s not a yes,” Bash responded. “I think we should endorse when we get to it,”  but I believe that the president has been doing a very good job so far. And, you know, should he...
    (CNN)US Open champion Emma Raducanu says she's unsure whether she'll be fit enough to compete at this year's Wimbledon after suffering a "freak" injury at a WTA 250 event in Nottingham, England, on Tuesday.The 19-year-old had to retire from her match against Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic with what appeared to be an issue with her side. It comes as world No. 3 Alexander Zverev underwent surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle, which will almost certainly rule him out of Wimbledon. The injury forced Zverev to retire from his match against eventual champion Rafael Nadal at the French Open, screaming in agony as he appeared to roll his ankle. The grass court major is set to begin on June 27, and while Zverev is unlikely to recover, Raducanu says she has "no idea" whether she'll compete. Read More"First game, absolute freak. I think I pulled something. I'm not really sure what exactly happened. I just came off court," Raducanu told reporters after the match."It's on the side of my body. It feels, I don't know, maybe around my rib or...
    The US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is stepping up their efforts to capture love triangle slaying suspect Kaitlin Armstrong.  The task force is offering a $5,000 reward for 'anybody who can generate a tip' that leads to the whereabouts of Armstrong, 34, wanted for the murder of cyclist Moriah Wilson, 25, on May 11 in Austin, Texas.  A day later, Armstrong was questioned about the murder but released on a technicality around her birthdate.  On May 14, Armstrong was spotted on surveillance footage at New York's LaGuardia Airport.  According to the latest press release, the Marshals say that Armstrong arrived at Newark's Liberty International Airport on May 18, the day after the Austin Police Department issued a warrant for her arrest.  This is the latest US Marshals wanted poster for Kaitlin Armstrong Armstrong shown here at New York City's LaGuardia Airport on May 14 The task force is offering a $5,000 reward for 'anybody who can generate a tip' that leads to the whereabouts of Armstrong However, according to passenger records, Armstrong was not listed on any outbound...
    KOURTNEY Kardashian has hinted at her possible new last name after tying the knot with Travis Barker. The reality star and Blink-182 drummer got married in a surprise courthouse ceremony in Santa Monica on Sunday. 5Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker tied the knot at a courthouse in Santa Monica on SundayCredit: BackGrid 5Fans think Kourtney revealed that she's changing her name to Barker after sharing a telling social media postCredit: Instagram Kourtney may have revealed that she's swapping her family name to match her husband's in a telling Instagram post. In her Stories, the 43-year-old shared a boomerang of her opening a box with a celebratory cookie cake inside. The sweet treat was molded into the shape of a heart in honor of the couple's special day. The Hulu star showed off the decorated dessert, including colorful flowers and frosting aligning the edges. Kourtney KardashianMARRIED MAMA Kourtney Kardashian reunites with daughter after snubbing kids from weddingSUPERSTAR DRUMMER What to know about Kourtney Kardashian's husband Travis Barker In the center, the words "Mr. & Mrs. Barker" were spelled out in...
    A 42-year-old Chicago man charged with murdering his daughter confessed in a letter to his son afterwards: 'I lost my mind, went out of control and beat the sh**t out of her.'  Mohammed Almaru has been charged with first degree murder for the death of his daughter Mia Maro, 17.  She was found dead inside the family home on Sunday by an aunt.  Her father had beaten her to death with a metal pole and rubber mallet after going through her phone and discovering she was 'lying' about things to him, according to charging documents.  In the days before her death, he had forbidden her from going to senior prom, telling her he 'didn't trust her'.  It's unclear if she did go to the prom or not but her father attacked her in a rage and told family it was because he discovered she'd been lying to him.   Mohammed Almaru has been charged with first degree murder for the death of his daughter Mia Maro, 17. She was found dead inside the family home on Sunday by an aunt 'I...
    Dr. Deborah Birx said Monday that former President Donald Trump's infamous 'bleach' comments came about because researchers were looking into whether disinfectant would be needed to kill COVID-19 on playgrounds, or if sunlight would do the trick.  'This was a tragedy on many levels,' Birx told George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America. 'The first tragedy is the whole point of asking the DHS scientists to do the work was so children could get outside and play on playgrounds.'  Birx, who served as White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, is out with a new book Silent Invasion: The Untold Story of the Trump Administration, Covid-19, and Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It's Too Late, which describes the April 23, 2020 briefing room incident.  Dr. Deborah Birx said Monday that former President Donald Trump's infamous 'bleach' comments came about because researchers were looking into whether disinfectant would be needed to kill COVID-19 on playgrounds, or if sunlight would do the trick  ABC Privacy Policy Speaking to Stephanopoulos about it, she explained how Trump had met with Department of Homeland Security scientists including William Bryan, leader...
    WEDDINGS often lead to a pretty pricey bill. When you factor in food and drinks per invitee, the music, and the venue itself, you’re looking at tens of thousands of dollars. 3A bride sent an invoice to guests who didn't show up or buy her a giftCredit: Reddit 3She thought it was fair to charge them for their meals that were already paid forCredit: Getty Couples often ask their guests to RSVP in advance so that they have a head count and can properly budget their cash so that none of it goes to waste. One bride was angered after a few guests didn’t show, so she billed them — and the internet is torn on whether it was right or wrong. In the photo posted to Reddit, she revealed that she charged her would-be guests (who never warned her that they weren’t attending) a total of $288. The caption read: “When guests RSVP for your wedding but don’t show up or send a gift.” READ MORE WEDDING STORIESBUDGET BRIDE I'm a bride – how to get your dream honeymoon...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked whether she prepares “specific answers” for Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy every day for the briefing. One of the top media stories last week revolved around a different podcast appearance that touched off controversy and gnashing of teeth when Psaki was asked about President Joe Biden’s rather raw commentary about Mr. Doocy. Ms. Psaki was a guest on former CNN host Jessica Yellin’s News Not Noise podcast this week, and talked about her dynamic with Doocy. Asked whether she prepares specific questions for Doocy, Psaki gave listeners a window into the administration’s press strategy with Fox News and other outlets “who may have an agenda”: MS. YELLIN: Do you prepare specific answers for Peter Doocy every day? MS. PSAKI: I do have the quad boxes on my screen, which is four boxes, including Fox. And you can often tell what they may be asking about. This is based, on a particular day. It rotates through. The border. You know, don’t say gay bills, other issues that, sometimes the Iran deal. So, you know, there’s sort of a couple of topics...
    Washington (CNN)A senior adviser to Joe Biden's campaign refused to say Wednesday whether she believes the results reported so far from the Iowa Democratic caucuses are accurate.The reporting of the results from Monday's caucuses were delayed due to technical issues with an app. The Iowa Democratic Party began releasing results on Tuesday, which pointed to a disappointing finish for Biden behind his top three competitors: former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Kate Bedingfield, Biden's communications director, told CNN's John Berman on Tuesday morning, "We have real concerns about the integrity of the process, and I think there were some significant failures in the process last night that should give voters concern."In an interview on "CNN Right Now" with Brianna Keilar Wednesday, the senior adviser, Symone Sanders, was pressed about Bendingfield's comments and whether she believed the data being reported by the party was correct."Is this data correct? In your view, is it correct?" Keilar asked.Read More"Look, Brianna, I have not analyzed the back ends of the data," Sanders responded. "What...
    A prospective juror for the sentencing of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz has told the judge that she is unlikely to be able to find the time for jury duty, because she is married and has a sugar daddy. The unnamed woman, known only as 'Miss Bristol', told the court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that she had a lot of commitments. She is among a group of people to decide the fate of Cruz, who pleaded guilty in November to the premeditated murder of 14 students and three members of the staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Valentine's Day in 2018. A jury will now determine whether the judge should sentence him to life in prison or the death penalty. Footage from the courtroom shows Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer asking whether anyone has any concerns. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer, presiding over a court in Fort Lauderdale, was asked on Monday by a prospective juror if she could be excused owing to her romantic entanglements Nikolaz Cruz, who shot and killed 14 students and three teachers at...
    Live from Music Row Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed The Tennessee Star’s National Political Editor Neil McCabe to the newsmaker line to comment upon the ongoing hearing of SCOTUS nominee Kentanji Brown Jackson and whether or not she will be confirmed to the court. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line right now by the very best Washington correspondent in the country, the national political editor for The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network, Bronze Star award recipient, as well as a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army Reserve, Neil W. McCabe. Good morning, Neil! McCabe: Good morning, Michael. I hope everything is dress right dress this morning. Leahy: (Laughs) Sergeant First Class McCabe. By the way, congratulations on becoming a Sergeant First Class. McCabe: Thank you. Leahy: It’s a big accomplishment. McCabe: They said it couldn’t be done. Leahy: Let’s get the inside scoop first. Let’s start with the SCOTUS hearings of Ketanji...
    Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson hit back at Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) on Tuesday during the third day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on her nomination. Hawley asked Jackson if she had any “regret” over sentencing Wesley Hawkins, who was convicted of distributing and possessing child pornography, to three months behind bars. “Do you regret it or not?” asked Hawley. Jackson replied, “Senator, what I regret is that in a hearing about my qualifications to be a justice on the Supreme Court, we’ve spent a lot of time focusing on this small subset of my sentences and I tried to explain that many times–” Hawley cut her off and asked, “You regret that we’re focusing on your cases?” “No,” Jackson answered. “I’m talking about the fact that you’re talking about seven… very serious cases … some of which involve conduct that I sentence people to 25-30 years.” Hawley interrupted and, appearing frustrated, asked why she gave three months in the case. This was not the first time Hawley has raised the issue of Jackson’s sentencing in child pornography cases as...
    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson issued a passionate defense of her history of sentencing child porn offenders as Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin gave the Supreme Court nominee a chance to address Republican criticism claiming she is too soft on these crimes. The Democratic senator from Illinois was teeing up a defense for Jackson by allowing her to address the child pornography cases, as well as her judicial philosophy and the issue if court packing. Jackson would not give a commitment on where she fell on the issue of adding seats to the Supreme Court, which is widely opposed by Republicans. The nominee said she agreed with conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett that nominees should not share perspectives on politically charged matters, especially when at the nominee level. 'I am not importing my personal views or policy preferences,' she ensured. Durbin said at the start of the second day of Jackson's confirmation hearing on Tuesday: 'The issue involving child pornography – I want to turn to that issue because it was raised multiple times primarily by the Senator from Missouri and he...
    Russian skater Kamila Valieva has been cleared to carry on at the Winter Olympics despite allegations of a positive doping offence. The 15-year-old was told it would be unfair to suspend her from the Olympics by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after a near six hour grilling in Beijing by video. Olympic chiefs had challenged the decision by the Russian disciplinary anti-doping committee to lift the suspension against a teenager after a clinic returned the positive doping result. The court said: ‘On the basis of the very limited facts of this case, and after consideration of the relevant legal issues, it has determined that no provisional suspension should be imposed on the Athlete.' It decided the athlete was a 'Protected Person' under the World Anti-Doping Code. It added: 'The Panel considered fundamental principles of fairness, proportionality, irreparable harm, and the relative balance of interests as between the applicants and the athlete.' Kamila Valieva has been cleared to continue free skating at the Winter Olympics despite testing positive for a banned substance in the wake of a gold medal win....
    BEIJING (AP) — Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva will get an urgent hearing to decide whether she can compete at Beijing Olympics. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    "He was overweight and asthmatic; in other words, very much at risk. And he was unvaccinated," Sullivan wrote. Then she added this tidbit: "I don’t know for sure whether getting vaccination and booster shots would have saved Miggy’s life. And I have no idea whether he had ever listened to Joe Rogan’s podcast, or what his precise reasons were for not being vaccinated." Sullivan then explained that her understanding is that Rodriguez was being pushed to get the shots but that he and his family were hesitant and skeptical. She finished off her piece imagining if Rogan "were to use his incredibly powerful voice" to "counter some of the destructive bilge" about COVID and vaccines "instead of adding to it." "One thing that requires no imagination is that Miguel’s funeral is Tuesday morning," Sullivan concluded. "His younger sister misses him, her father told me, and doesn’t yet realize that her big brother is never coming back." Backlash As of late Monday afternoon, Sullivan's tweet about her piece was getting massively ratioed — nearly...
    (CNN)There was a remarkable exchange on Sunday between ABC's George Stephanopoulos and Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins. Here it is: Stephanopoulos: Former President [Donald] Trump is out on the campaign trail. He was out in Texas last night suggesting he may pardon those -- if he were elected in 2024 -- those who were part of the January 6th riots. Given that, can you imagine any circumstances where you could support his election in 2024?Collins: Well, we're a long ways from 2024. But let me say this, I do not think the president should have made -- that President Trump should have made that pledge to do pardons. We should let the judicial process proceed. Stephanopoulos: You say we're a long way away from -- Collins: January 6th was a dark day in our history.Read MoreStephanopoulos: It was. And you voted to convict President Trump as well. Why can't you rule out supporting him in 2024?Collins: Well, certainly it's not likely given the many other qualified candidates that we have that have expressed interest in running. So it's very unlikely.Whaaaa?Take...
    Ivanka Trump will “get herself in more trouble” as the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol probes her actions as a senior White House advisor. “This morning, former President Trump kind of whining about the January 6th select committee after it asked his daughter Ivanka to speak with them,” CNN’s John Berman reported. erman noted Trump told the Washington Examiner, “It’s a very unfair situation for my children. Very, very unfair.” For analysis, he interviewed Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former close friend of Melania Trump who worked on the 2017 inauguration and as a senior advisor to the first lady. “Ivanka and his children have always played a large part in the falsification and fabrication of everything going on around Donald,” she said. “And in this case, he is referring to her as a child, where in other cases she’s a senior adviser inside the White House. Which one is it?” Berman asked. “You know, I think whatever plays best to which discussion you’re having or what role Ivanka wants to play, you can’t...
    More On: body shaming Erin and Sara Foster defend stepmom Katharine McPhee’s post-baby bikini photo Bebe Rexha says she’s the heaviest she’s ever been, feels ‘disgusting’ Tamra Judge defends herself after Shannon Beador comment backlash Emily Ratajkowski posts ab-baring pics she says will cause ‘controversy’ The Yellowjackets have each other’s backs. Melanie Lynskey, who plays Shauna in “Yellowjackets,” says her fellow actors rallied to her defense after she was body-shamed by a member of production. The New Zealand-born actress claims that someone on the crew for the creepy Showtime drama series asked about her weight. “They were asking me, ‘What do you plan to do? I’m sure the producers will get you a trainer. They’d love to help you with this,’” Lynskey, 44, recalled to Rolling Stone. Lynskey said co-stars Tawny Cypress, Christina Ricci and Juliette Lewis stood by her, with Lewis even writing a letter to producers on her behalf. “It was really important to me for [Shauna] to not ever comment on my body, to not have me putting a dress on and being like, ‘I wish...
    Vice President Kamala Harris refused to address speculation about the 2024 presidential ticket, telling NBC News that she couldn't care less about 'high class gossip.' She insisted she and President Joe Biden are 'thinking about today' but her dismissal comes amid speculation the West Wing is frustrated with her, endangering her heir apparent status, and talk that Biden, who is 79, may not run again because of his age.  'I'm sorry, we are thinking about today,' she told NBC's Craig Melvin in an interview that aired Thursday on the Today Show. 'I mean, honestly I know why you're asking the question - because this is part of the punditry and the gossip around places like Washington, DC. Let me just tell you something. We're focused on the things in front of us. We're focused on what we need to do to address issues like affordable childcare.' When he pressed her again about whether she'd be on the 2024 Democratic ticket, Harris refused to go there.  'The American people sent us here to do a job. And right now there's a lot...
    A Yorkshire mother who married a prisoner serving life for murder hopes she will soon be allowed to overturn a ban preventing her from entering the US and reuniting with him.  Mum-of-two Heike Phelan, 49, of Huddersfield, wed William Matthew Schiffert, also 49, in a prison ceremony in November 2012 after years of writing letters to him in his cell.  Schiffert is currently serving a life sentence in a Texas jail for stabbing someone to death in 2001. But Heike is unable to visit him in prison because she received a 10-year ban on entering the US after she outstayed a visa when she got caught up in a car crash in Dallas, Texas and needed to remain in the country for treatment.  Mum-of-two Heike Phelan hopes to overturn a ban to travel to the US and soon be reunited with her husband, Matthew Schiffert, who is serving life in prison for murder However, she believes the new year will bring a fresh opportunity to review the ruling, because she is married to an American citizen. Speaking to Yorkshire Live, Heike...
    YouTube Heather Aldret in "Survivor 41." Heather Aldret, the fourth-place finisher of “Survivor 41,” landed just short of getting the opportunity to plead her case to the jury on last week’s season finale. In the episode, she was chosen by final 4 immunity winner Xander Hastings to compete in fire against Deshawn Radden, who just edged her out in an extremely close competition. Had she won the challenge, she would have had a chance to plead her case to the jury alongside Erika Casupanan, who won the season, and Xander. Several members of the jury have spoken out against Xander’s gameplay, making it unlikely he would win in virtually any scenario. Erika had several moments during the show when she contemplated taking Heather out due to the similarities in their gameplay; she feared that the jury might view their games as indistinguishable and as a result the vote would be split. Though many fans questioned this judgement and were widely sceptical that Heather would pose any type of threat in the finals, it turned out that this may...
    But a Morning Consult/Politico survey of registered voters found that among Democrats and Democrat-leaners, 11% think that Biden should "definitely not" run in 2024, while 20% believe he should "probably not" run. The survey found that 31% of potential Democratic primary voters would back Harris if Biden does not run in 2024. She received a much larger percentage of support than any of the other Democratic politicians listed in the survey, while 25% indicated that they were not sure who they would support. New York Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens wrote a piece saying that Biden should announce that he does not plan to seek re-election. "The man who once gave his party hope now weighs on his party’s fortunes like a pair of cement shoes," Stephens wrote. "He should announce, much sooner than later, that he will not run for a second term."
    Vice President Kamala Harris claimed she does not thinking about whether President Biden will run again in 2024 and that they do not discuss reelection, in an interview published Thursday. A poll this week revealed that she heads the field of possible Democratic runners if Biden decides that he will be too old at the age of 81 to stand in 2024. But she said that the next election was not something that she and her boss discuss as they approach the end of their first year in office. 'I'm not going to talk about our conversations, but I will tell you this without any ambiguity: We do not talk about nor have we talked about re-election, because we haven't completed our first year and we're in the middle of a pandemic,' she told the Wall Street Journal.  She spoke soon after a series of news organizations profiled the likely Democratic runners in the event of Biden stepping aside. And a growing chorus of voices is suggesting that the president should publicly announce he will not run for a second...
    (CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris told The Wall Street Journal that she and President Joe Biden haven't talked about whether the 79-year-old will run for reelection in 2024"I'm not going to talk about our conversations, but I will tell you this without any ambiguity: We do not talk about nor have we talked about reelection, because we haven't completed our first year and we're in the middle of a pandemic," Harris said, in a wide-ranging interview that published on Thursday.These latest comments track with a similar comment Harris made in November when she said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that the pair had "absolutely not" discussed the next election.In her interview with the Wall Street Journal, Harris said she did not think about whether Biden would decide to run again."I'll be very honest: I don't think about it, nor have we talked about it," she said.Read MoreHarris' series of end of the year interviews comes as she faced a rocky start to her historic vice presidency, including a spate of high-level staff departures, negative headlines and reports about turmoil in her...
    Vice President Harris said in a new interview that she hasn't even given any thought as to whether President BidenJoe BidenSinema doubles down on filibuster, in setback for rules change talks Overnight Energy & Environment — Senate panel backs drilling fee hike Overnight Defense & National Security — Senate passes sweeping defense bill MORE will run for re-election in 2024 and reiterated the notion that she and the president do not discuss such future political plans. “I’m not going to talk about our conversations, but I will tell you this without any ambiguity: We do not talk about nor have we talked about re-election, because we haven’t completed our first year and we’re in the middle of a pandemic,” Harris told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Thursday.  Asked if she assumed Biden would run again in 2024, Harris said, “I’ll be very honest: I don’t think about it, nor have we talked about it.” Biden's plans for a potential second term have been a recurring source of uncertainty throughout his first year in office. He was the oldest president ever...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki offered a glib response when asked what President Joe Biden would say to people concerned with Congress delaying the next national debt fight until 2023. "I'm not sure what American person is saying that or is concerned about the debt limit, but maybe there's somebody you've met on the street," Psaki told a reporter on Tuesday. "I don't know." WHITE HOUSE CRIES 'FAKE NEWS' ON CBO SCORE SHOWING HIGHER COST FOR SPENDING BILL Psaki said Biden believed avoiding a debt default should be a bipartisan effort rather than Republicans relying on the Democrats-only reconciliation process. "The American people shouldn't be worried about whether or not elected officials are doing what they should do and raising the debt limit to make sure we're covering bills that have already been incurred," she said. "This is something that should just be done in due course, as it's been done more than 80 times," she added. "We want to ensure people are getting their Social Security benefits, that retirees are being paid, military, and that...
    Vice President Kamala Harris ignored a shouted question Jerome Powell after she gave a speech Monday, though her past opposition to the newly-reappointed Federal Reserve chair puts her at odds with the president.  During the Monday event, Harris was highlighting the administration's plan to invest $1.5 billion to address a healthcare worker shortage in underserved communities.  'We remain determined to build a better future. We have an opportunity now to advance health equity,' she said, before turning to leave the room.  As she walked away, a reporter asked the vice president: 'Why is Jerome Powell the right fit to lead the Fed?'  Harris did not turn back, nor answer the question.   'We remain determined to build a better future. We have an opportunity now to advance health equity,' she said, before turning to leave the room. As she walked away, a reporter asked the vice president: 'Why is Jerome Powell the right fit to lead the Fed?' Harris was one of only 13 senators to vote against Powell when his confirmation came up for a vote in 2018. Eighty-four voted...
    The federal judge presiding over Ghislaine Maxwell's sex trafficking trial has questioned whether one of the British socialite's accusers could actually be considered a 'victim' in the case, just days before legal proceedings are set to begin. Prosecutors were presented with a potential legal setback over the weekend after Judge Alison Nathan said she was not satisfied with their letter opposing Maxwell's motion to exclude evidence from 'Minor Victim 3.'   Maxwell appeared at a pretrial hearing in federal court last Monday where Nathan asked prosecutors to explain if one accuser's allegations could be used 'for any legal purpose' in the case.    In a court order filed in New York on Saturday, Nathan wrote that the prosecution's submitted letter did 'not address this issue.'  Ghislaine Maxwell appeared at a pretrial hearing in federal court last Monday (pictured) where Judge Alison Nathan asked prosecutors to explain if one of the British socialite's accusers could be used 'for any legal purpose' in the case In a court order filed in New York on Saturday, Nathan ruled the prosecution's submitted letter 'does not address this...
    By The Associated Press Alec Baldwin has spoken publicly for the first time on camera about the cinematographer he fatally shot on the movie set of “Rust,” calling her a friend and saying he is in “constant contact” with her grieving family. “She was my friend,” Baldwin told photographers Saturday on a roadside in Vermont. “We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened.” The video was distributed by TMZ. Investigators believe Baldwin’s gun fired a single live round that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. Baldwin was joined by his wife, Hilaria, when he spoke to photographers and she filmed the exchange with her smartphone, often trying to get her husband to stop talking. Baldwin said he was speaking out so that the photographers would stop following his family. Baldwin called the shooting incident a “one-in-a-trillion event” and said he had met with Hutchins’ husband. “He is in shock, he has a 9-year-old son. We are in constant contact with him because we are very worried about his...
    AN INSTAGRAM influencer has been called out by fans over snaps she shared of herself in front of the Eiffel Tower, with people claiming she was never really there. Jess Hunt, a model and influencer, uploaded several glamorous photos of her appearing to pose in the middle of the road in front of the famous landmark in Paris. 3An Instagram influencer has been called out by fans for appearing to edit photos to superimpose herself looking all glam in front of the Eiffel TowerCredit: tiktok 3A snark account joked the model was a "virtual tourist" as plenty of people questioned whether the pictures and video she shared had been editedCredit: tiktok She even shared a video of herself strutting down the middle of the road in her slinky dress and heels, but suspicious fans questioned whether the post was edited. While some people were a fan of the upload, including reality stars Zara McDermott and Francesca Allen who commented with heart-eyed emoji, others quizzed whether Jess had actually used a green screen to create her pics. Her post...