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    Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania's Republican gubernatorial candidate backed by former President Donald Trump, previously insisted that women who violate the proposed abortion ban should be subjected to murder charges. Earlier this week, NBC unearthed Mastriano's interview with radio station WITF. The state senator made the controversial remarks in 2019. At the time, Mastriano was asked “who decided to have an abortion, which would be considered illegal abortion, be charged with murder?” READ MORE: Pennsylvania's Doug Mastriano is constitutionally disqualified from holding office: columnist “OK, let’s go back to the basic question there,” Mastriano responded. “Is that a human being? Is that a little boy or girl? If it is, it deserves equal protection under the law.” “So you’re saying yes?” asked the interviewer. “Yes, I am,” Mastriano confirmed. The reports about Mastriano's previous interview have resurfaced amid reports about his recent appearance on the conservative network, Real America’s Voice. READ MORE: Doug Mastriano shredded by Philly paper for 'chilling' plans to overturn future elections During the appearance, he claimed that his views of abortion “are kind of irrelevant because...
    The Department of Justice argued to special master Raymond Dearie that former President Donald Trump should have to categorize which documents were seized from Mar-a-Lago and address if any documents were not part of the FBI's August raid on the Florida resort. While combating objections from the Trump team, the DOJ argued in a filing to the special master that Trump must categorize the documents to avoid any confusion during the review. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REVEALS NEW INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WAS TAKEN IN TRUMP MAR-A-LAGO RAID "The verification required by Plaintiff of the Detailed Property Inventory is a condition precedent to the document categorization and privilege review. The Special Master needs to know that he is reviewing all of the materials seized from Mara-Lago on August 8, 2022 — and no additional materials — before he categorizes the seized documents and adjudicates privilege claims," the DOJ said in the filing. The department also asked for an additional day to find a document review vendor because none of the five proposed vendors were willing to work with...
    The lawsuit states that broad student debt relief would place a substantial burden on taxpayers, the majority of whom either did not attend college, attended but avoided debt, or already paid off their student loan debt. The case argued that the plaintiff, Frank Garrison, who lives in Indiana, would not benefit from the loan forgiveness. “Mr. Garrison and millions of others similarly situated in the six relevant states will receive no additional benefit from the cancellation—just a one-time additional penalty,” the suit read. The Biden administration claimed authority to write off student loans by citing the 2003 HEROES Act, intended to aid Iraq War veterans, which authorized the secretary of education to reduce or eliminate debt during a “national emergency.” The lawsuit argues that the debt cancellation is not justified by the act because “the cancellation is neither ‘necessary,’ nor is it targeted at harms that are ‘a direct result of a... national emergency.’” The complaint accused the Department of Education of failing to “undertake the notice-and-comment process required for rulemaking, much less solicit any public input.”...
    Rina Raphael is the author of the new book The Gospel of Wellness: Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care. American women are being led down a kale-covered path. We're overburdened, stressed, and anxious. Too much feels chaotic. So we look for salvation and we're offered solutions — for a price. 'Your skin deserves minerals, not chemicals,' Kourtney Kardashian tweeted on August 29th. The reality-TV star was promoting her wellness brand, Poosh. Specifically, she was selling a $95 'carbon purifying' mineral facial mist described as a detoxifying blend of 'pulverized crystals.' Of course, you can't 'detox' anything, let alone with an overpriced bottle of rock sand. And minerals are made of chemicals, like everything else. Not to mention, just because something contains minerals doesn't necessarily mean it's better or even safe. Do you know what else is found in minerals? Arsenic. The modern American wellness industry has devolved into a bloated market bursting with pseudoscience that sometimes feels more like a random product generator. 'Wellness' has become an ambiguous marketing term applied to everything from yoga to CBD...
    Actress Chrissy Teigen recently revealed that the miscarriage she suffered from two years ago was actually a medically induced abortion… but Texas Senator Ted Cruz disagrees. During a recent episode of his podcast, The Cloakroom, Cruz said Teigen actually had a miscarriage, because it saved her life. Teigen and husband John Legend lost their son Jack at 20 weeks. At the time, Teigen revealed to her fans on Instagram that she had gone through a miscarriage after a month of unusual bleeding. During a speech Teigen gave earlier this month she said it took her a long time to come to term with the idea that she had actually had a medically induced abortion. She credited Legend with helping her understand the situation following the Supreme Courts decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In a clip circulating Twitter via The Recount, Cruz said “If there’s a medical procedure in that context, it’s not an abortion.” “And it is the law in all 50 states and it should be the law in all 50 states, that doctors can intervene to save...
    New York (CNN Business)Bill Ackman, the billionaire hedge fund manager and activist investor, has an alternative idea to fight inflation: Increase immigration.He criticized the Federal Reserve's interest-rate hikes in a series of tweets Thursday and Friday as a blunt tool that will destroy consumer demand and trigger a recession. "Inflation can be mit igated by reducing demand and/or by increasing supply," tweeted Ackman of Pershing Square Capital. "Doesn't it make more sense to moderate wage inflation with increased immigration than by raising rates, destroying demand, putting people out of work, and causing a recession?The argument goes that by increasing the availability of workers in the United States, businesses will be less strained to fill open positions.Ackman, a longtime Democratic donor with an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion, isn't the first person to make such an argument, and there's research backing the idea that issuing more migrant and temporary foreign worker visas is linked to more-stable supply chains and lower overall consumer costs. Read MoreIn another tweet, Ackman suggested immigration policy could be crafted to "achieve important political objectives like...
    Former President Donald Trump has revealed he asked FOX News host Sean Hannity go easier on his successor. The revelation came as Trump was concluding an exclusive two-part sit-down interview with Hannity at his Mar-a-Lago resort, in a segment that aired on Thursday. The FOX News host thanked the former president for his time, to which Trump asked whether he thought Joe Biden would provide him with that much time for an interview. 'Want my honest answer?' Hannity replied. 'I don't think he knows that today's Wednesday is my honest answer.' 'I hope he does, for the sake of this country, I hope he does,' Trump said. At that point, Hannity said he was 'very gracious,' adding: 'I should tell a story about how one time you requested I go easier on him. 'You did say that to me, you thought I was being too flippant.' Trump then recounted how he 'thought it was too tough, I thought you were very tough,' even as Hannity doubled down on his coverage of the president saying: 'I was telling the truth.' Former President Donald...
    Former President Donald Trump recently suggested that presidents don't necessarily have to conduct a formal process when it comes to declassifying documents. In fact, the former president claimed documents can be declassified “even by thinking about it.” During a recent interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Trump offered his take on the top-secret documents taken from the White House and transported to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. READ MORE: Team Trump refuses special master's order to list which Mar-a-Lago documents Trump 'declassified' “There doesn’t have to be a process, as I understand it,” Trump told Hannity. “If you’re the president of the United States, you can declassify just by saying, ‘It’s declassified.’ Even by thinking about it.” The former president went on to offer more context to his unfounded claim. According to Trump, a president has the power to make any decision he desires even without a formal process. “There can be a process, but there doesn’t have to be. You’re the president. You make that decision. So when you send it, it’s declassified,” Trump...
    Fox News’s top-rated host, Tucker Carlson, offered some strong praise for former President Richard Nixon on Tuesday night. “Here is a fact they never told you,” began Carlson. “Who is the most popular president in American history? As measured by votes, which is the only real poll, it was Richard Nixon.” “Richard Nixon won his 1972 reelection campaign in a historic landslide. He carried 49 states, biggest margin ever,” Carlson continued. Nixon did indeed win every state but Massachusetts in 1972, however, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s victory over Alf Landon in 1936 was by a bigger electoral college margin. Roosevelt won reelection that year 523 to 8 in the electoral college, while Nixon won by a whopping 520 to 17. “And then within a year, he was disgraced and six months later he was gone because Watergate, which no one can still explain, even to this day,” Carlson argued, adding: That was clearly driven by government agencies, including the FBI. So we’re thinking about Richard Nixon. The other day, we decided to talk with Monica Crowley for a brand new episode...
    Fox News' Tucker Carlson recently ranted about his concerns regarding children being exposed to LGBTQ culture. On Monday, September 19, the conservative talk show host argued that it should be considered a sex crime to teach children about LGBTQ culture. Carlson also claimed, according to HuffPost, that "educating kids about any non-heteronormative identity equates to 'children being used as props in the sexual fantasies of adults.'” READ MORE: Tucker Carlson serves up a 12-minute homophobic rant attacking Pete Buttigieg During the latest segment of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," the Fox host aired a number of clips that featured several teachers sharing their experiences teaching children about the meaning of LGBTQ. In one of the clips, a teacher says, “I have had multiple students come out to me, not just with their sexuality, but also with their gender identity. It’s one of the reasons I think it’s so important to be out and loud and proud, so that people feel comfortable coming to me and talking to me.” Another teacher on TikTok also told her students, “Some people are girls,...
    Steve Bannon, the onetime top strategist to former U.S. President Donald Trump has taken to the stage to promote a wild theory in which the human race is replaced with 'Human 2.0'. The idea of the 'great replacement theory' was  floated during the Turning Point USA conference held in Tampa last week. It saw Bannon suggesting President Biden's Cancer Moonshot actually more a cover to genetically engineer the human race rather than curing the disease. The Moonshot hopes to cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years but Bannon appears to have other theories about the initiative believing it to be a cover for something far more sinister.  Steve Bannon, the onetime top strategist to former U.S. President Donald Trump has taken to the stage to promote a wild theory n which the human race is replaced with 'Human 2.0' Bannon is suggesting President Biden's Cancer Moonshot is actually more of cover to genetically engineer the human race rather than curing the disease 'This is the biggest inflection point in human history,' Bannon...
    Getty Dana White Dan Hooker believes that MMA superstar Nate Diaz becoming a free agency is “incredibly dangerous for the UFC.” Diaz fought out his contract last weekend when he dueled fellow legend  Tony Ferguson during the headlining act of UFC 279 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Diaz was originally supposed to scrap with Khamzat Chimaev, but a day before the event Chimaev missed the welterweight limit by seven-and-a-half pounds. Chimaev was downgraded to the co-main event where he demolished Kevin Holland in the first round via D’Arce choke. Diaz also picked up a win on September 10, catching Ferguson in a fourth-round guillotine choke. It was Diaz’s first stoppage win since he submitted Conor McGregor at UFC 196 in 2016.Diaz Plans to Move on From the UFC for His Next Combat Sports AppearanceAfter getting his hand raised at the center of the Octagon, Diaz spoke with color commentator Joe Rogan about his fighting future. And in short, Diaz said he would be leaving the promotion to compete in other combat sports. “I want to...
    Mario Tama, Getty Images Arizona secretary of state and Democratic nominee for governor, Katie Hobbs, officially refused on Sunday to take place in a debate with her GOP opponent Kari Lake scheduled for mid-October. “Unfortunately, debating a conspiracy theorist like Kari Lake – whose entire campaign platform is to cause enormous chaos and make Arizona the subject of national ridicule – would only lead to constant interruptions, pointless distractions, and childish name-calling,” the Hobbs campaign said in a statement on its website Sunday. The statement served as a response to Arizona’s Citizens Clean Election Commission, which offered Hobbs last week to propose rules for a head-to-head debate. Hobbs, instead, offered a town-hall style format in which each candidate would be questioned separately – a proposal that was rejected. “Arizonans deserve so much better than Kari Lake, and that’s why we’re confident Katie Hobbs will be elected our next governor,” the statement attributed to Hobbs’ campaign manager, Nicole DeMont, added. Lake, who has centered her hard-right, Trump-backed campaign around debunked allegations that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, has made an...
    Google pays billions of dollars to other major tech companies illegally to make itself the most popular search engine by default, the Department of Justice argued before a federal judge. The DOJ and Google met for an initial hearing on Thursday to offer their first arguments in the DOJ's antitrust suit against the tech giant. The suit won't start until 2023, but the hearing acted as an initial opportunity for the two parties' legal teams to instruct federal judge Amit Mehta on the technical aspects of the antitrust lawsuit. The arguments primarily focused on Google's role in paying other hardware companies, such as Samsung and Apple, to make Google the default search engine in its apps. BIG TECH SPENT $95 MILLION AGAINST KLOBUCHAR ANTI-BIG TECH ANTITRUST BILL "Google invests billions in defaults, knowing people won't change them," argued DOJ attorney Kenneth Dintzer, according to Bloomberg. "They are buying default exclusivity because defaults matter a lot." While Dintzer did not elaborate on the specifics of those investments, he described them as "enormous" and concerning. Dintzer also claimed...
    Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) called Joe Biden’s “semi-fascism” label for MAGA Republicans “awkward,” but said that “Biden had no choice but to speak out.” “Are they leaning toward fascism? Certainly. Certainly—when you deny the results of an election, when you talk about mobs in the street taking over,” he said on Tuesday, according to NBC News senior national political reporter Sahil Kapur. “We cannot ignore the reality of what we’re facing,” added Durbin, according to Kapur. “To fail to acknowledge the results of a lawful election… That is so fundamental to our democracy.” No. 2 Dem Dick Durbin, on Republicans and fascism, says: “Biden had no choice but to speak out.” “We cannot ignore the reality of what we’re facing,” he says. “To fail to acknowledge the results of a lawful election… That is so fundamental to our democracy.” — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) September 6, 2022 During a Democratic fundraiser on Aug. 25, Biden said that what he called the “extreme MAGA philosophy” is “semi-fascism.” “What we’re seeing now is either the beginning...
    Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy argued on Fox News Monday that the federal judge granting former President Donald Trump’s request for a special master to review the documents seized by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago is “potentially explosive” if it leads to executive privilege claims over the documents. “It’s a big win for the Trump team and a potentially explosive ruling if it holds. I would imagine it’s important enough that the government will appeal this immediately,” McCarthy began while on Fox News Live, adding: In a nutshell, what happened here is the Justice Department assumed that Trump only had attorney-client privilege, that he did not have executive privilege, or at least to the limited extent that as a former president he maintains executive privilege, it can’t be asserted against the executive branch itself. It’s one thing for the government to have that theory, I think it actually may be a sound theory. The problem is it’s not 100% settled, so I thought it was incumbent on them to get a ruling from the court on that question before they hauled...
    No former U.S. president has ever been charged with a criminal offense, but that’s not the norm around the world, said MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan on Sunday, arguing that it was time for former President Donald Trump to be prosecuted. The American presidency is one of the “most exclusive clubs in the world,” said Hasan at the top of the hour, adding that as a Marvel fan, he was “always tickled by how Saturday Night Live used to portray the ‘Ex-Presidents’ as actual cartoon superheroes.” Hasan, who was born in England to Indian immigrant parents and became a U.S. citizen in October 2020, noted that “as a relatively new citizen to this country, one thing that is uniquely American about it is that no former president of the United States has ever been charged with a criminal offense.” “While that may seem normal to you,” he continued, “it is not normal everywhere else in the world. Former leaders and countries across the globe are being prosecuted and imprisoned all the time. Really.” Hasan listed several examples, including former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who...
    Former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday smacked down various defenses of former President Donald Trump when it comes to the FBI’s execution of a search warrant at his Florida estate. During an appearance on Fox News’s America Reports, Barr argued that Trump taking “classified material” with him to a “country club” was just as unprecedented as the federal government raiding a former president’s home – swatting down the notion that the raid was an unwarranted political move. Barr also took issue with Trump’s defense that he already declassified the documents, arguing that doing so would be “an abuse” that “shows such recklessness that it’s almost worse than taking the documents.” The interview kicked off with anchor Sandra Smith asking Barr about Trump’s request for an independent review of the documents. “Where do you stand on the former president’s request, obviously, for a special master to independently review this case and what happened? Obviously, looking back at a very serious raid of a former president, former president’s home,” Smith asked. “Well, I think the whole idea of a special...
    ELON Musk and Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis allegedly conceived their twins through in vitro fertilization. Zilis, 36, gave birth to Musk's twin last November and now claims that she and the tech tycoon were never involved romantically or sexually, Reuters reported. 5Elon Musk and Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis allegedly conceived their twins through in vitro fertilizationCredit: Getty 5Shivon Zilis reportedly told her colleagues that she and the tech tycoon were never involved sexually, according to a reportCredit: Shivon Zilis/Twitter 5The allegations came hours after Musk again tweeted about 'population collapse due to low birth rates'Credit: Twitter According to the outlet, citing five people familiar with the matter, the 36-year-old executive has told her colleagues that she conceived the children through IVF. Despite the claims, Reuters could not confirm the IVF rumors from Zilis. Neuralink's rules reportedly prohibit employees from having "personal relationships" and "close personal friendships" with anyone in a more senior role to avoid "conflicts of interest". However, Reuters reports that the company management "accepted" Zilis' explanation that her arrangement with Musk was non-romantic and was since permitted to...
    (CNN)Attorneys for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp argued in court Thursday that their client is "beyond the reach" of a subpoena and should not be forced to testify before a special purpose grand jury investigating former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election results in the state. Kemp's attorneys argued that the Republican governor should be protected by sovereign immunity, executive privilege and attorney-client privilege. They added there were concerns about the investigation interfering with his re-election campaign this fall. Whats next in the fight over the Mar-a-Lago FBI search affidavitSuperior Court Judge Robert McBurney, who is overseeing the special purpose grand jury, said he would take the arguments under advisement before he makes a ruling, but did not give a deadline for his decision. Separately on Thursday, McBurney rejected another attempt to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from the investigation. In court Thursday, Fulton County Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade said that the state's position is that Kemp should be expected to testify "just as a host of the 30-plus witnesses" have done up until this point....
    Joe Raedle/Getty Images It might actually be good for former President Donald Trump to have the country’s nuclear codes at home, his son Donald Trump Jr. argued on Monday. At a campaign event for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Trump Jr. blasted the FBI’s raid of his father’s Mar-a-Lago property. Authorities were looking for allegedly classified documents and reports have suggested some documents could be nuclear-related. Trump has denied having classified documents and called the search warrant “prosecutorial misconduct.” While accusing the media of fear-mongering, Trump Jr. said America’s enemies may be less inclined to attack if Trump was in charge of the nukes. “By the way, for the record, I’d say that if Donald Trump actually still had the nuclear codes, it’d probably be good,” he said. “Our enemies might actually be like, ‘ok, maybe let’s not mess with them,’ unlike when they look at Joe Biden and they say, ‘you know what, we should attack now.'” “If Donald Trump actually still had the nuclear codes, it’d probably be good.” — Donald Trump Jr. with the latest Republican defense of...
    Guest co-host of The Five, Richard Fowler, explained to his fellow co-hosts on Tuesday that if a Secret Service officer saw classified information at Mar-a-Lago they would have been duty bound to report it. The comment did not go over well with his co-hosts. The exchange took place after co-host Greg Gutfeld introduced the discussion on the FBI’s raid of Donald Trump’s Florida residence, charging the media has gone into full “Russiagate mode.” Eventually, the conversation turned to Fowler who called for the release of the affidavit related to the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago. “I think we should release the affidavit. Normally, judges don’t do that because don’t want to tarnish the reputation of the defendant, but because he wants it released, let’s release and let’s get to the bottom of it,” Fowler said, noting Trump has called for the affidavit’s release. “But with that being said, I think there’s far too much speculation. And I also think that you know, when people are like, ‘Oh, this is a faulty warrant,’ think about the levels of clearance that this warrant...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO reportedly eats his meals at Manchester United's Carrington training ground ALONE as he continues to look for a way out of the club. While staff and players at the club are also claimed to be growing fed up with his attitude. 1Cristiano Ronaldo's attitude is reportedly becoming a problem at Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty The 37-year old stormed off following Saturday's embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Brentford without applauding the away fans or shaking Erik ten Hag's hand. But the problems with Ronaldo extend further than just on the pitch. Instead of eating meals in the Carrington canteen with his team-mates, The Athletic report that Ronaldo often eats lunch alone. Well, one of those lunches that is. Read More Man Utd NewsRED DEVILS LATEST De Jong 'tells Barca stars he could join United', Ronaldo contract latest CR7's incredible diet that has helped keep him at the top of his game well into his thirties includes eating two lunches and two dinners a day. Although Ronaldo's solo-eating might see his team-mates start to eat puddings again, something they were SCARED...
    Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has spoken out from behind bars to deny his youngest accuser's claim that he sexually assaulted her when she was just 16. Weinstein is currently incarcerated at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, where he is awaiting another trial on felony charges following his conviction for third-degree rape and criminal sexual assault in New York.  In remarks to DailyMail.com on Friday, Weinstein broke his silence to deny allegations made by Kaja Sokola, a former model who gave a rare interview published earlier this week.  Sokola was a 16-year-old teen model living in New York in September 2002, when she says that Weinstein took her to his SoHo apartment and attacked her -- allegations that she detailed in a 2019 lawsuit, and the recent interview with Rolling Stone. 'I know where I stand and how I am seen, nonetheless, it doesn't make every allegation against me true or factual,' Weinstein said in a statement through his representative. 'There is no truth to me having met this woman in 2002.' Sokola's attorneys Douglas Wigdor and Kevin...
    Getty Kamaru Usman Current UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is set to make his sixth title defense later this month. But his opponent, Leon Edwards, believes it’s the “perfect time” for “The Nigerian Nightmare” to be dethroned. The two will meet as the headlining act for UFC 278 on August 20 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s a rematch around seven years in the making, with Usman besting Edwards in 2015 via unanimous decision. During a recent interview with CBS Sports’ Shakiel Mahjouri, Edwards laid out why he thinks he’ll leave the Octagon as the new 170-pound king. In short, “Rocky” said he’s more than prepared to rip the belt away from the No. 1-ranked UFC pound-for-pound combatant. “All I’ve been doing is training,” Edwards said. “The Khamzat Chimaev fight, for example, that’s three camps. I’ve done many camps and improved leaps and bounds. Now is the perfect time to fight. I think those years looking back on it now were blessings in disguise. It gave me time to hone my skills and polish what...
    The host of the Bulwark Podcast, Charlie Sykes, spoke with James Wigderson, the former editor of Right Wisconsin, on Wednesday for an in-depth look at the state of Wisconsin politics following Tuesday’s primary elections. After a conversation about the GOP primary for governor, which saw the Trump-backed Tim Michels beat Scott Walker’s lieutenant governor, Rebecca Kleefisch, the two moved onto the U.S. Senate race in the state. “Let’s talk Ron Johnson, I think objectively going into this year, he was the most vulnerable Republican incumbent as long as Democrats did not nominate somebody outside of the Wisconsin political mainstream,” began Sykes, adding: And I got a lot of pushback on this, James. I have a lot of questions about Mandela Barnes, who is unapologetically progressive, was the candidate endorsed by Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren has played footsie with the folks from the Squad. Lots of ties to ‘defund the police,’ the famous t-shirt, whole, you know, picture of him holding up a t-shirt saying, ‘Abolish ICE.’ “So give me your read on how Mandela Barnes plays in a general...
    TOMMY FURY argued he is "too far gone" not to fight Jake Paul as he issued a plea to reschedule their grudge match. Fury has twice had to pull out against Paul, firstly after suffering a broken rib in training and then amid a US visa issue. 3Tommy Fury still wants to fight Jake PaulCredit: VIPBoxingPromotions 3Jake Paul has seen two fights with Tommy Fury cancelledCredit: Amanda Westcott Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, was brought in as the most recent replacement, although that was also cancelled following a weight disagreement. Fury, 23, has spoken out to urge Paul, 25, into trying to organise a THIRD fight between them and is willing to do it on neutral territory. He told VIP Boxing Promotions: "Both of us now, it's too far gone for it now to happen. "It's been back and forth for a long time and in this game you need a dance partner. READ MORE IN BOXINGPAUL SORTED Jake Paul ACCEPTS winner-takes-all fight with KSI at Wembley Stadium in 2023 "As you've seen in his last...
    Russ Vought, the former director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Donald Trump, said the raid on the home of his former boss is a call to dismantle the FBI using a “Church-style commission.” Vought argued the search of Trump’s home Monday was the final straw for a Republican House majority to methodically “dismantle” the FBI if the party takes the chamber in November. On The Ingraham Angle, host Laura Ingraham ripped MSNBC and other Fox News cable competitors for portraying American democracy as “fragile.” “Raiding one of the homes of the former president, and likely future opponent of this it administration, or this president, that’s going to make things all hunky-dory?” Ingraham asked Vought. He responded: Yeah, it’s sad Laura, the democracy is not in jeopardy, their oligarchy is in jeopardy and the reality is they are tearing the band-aid off in a very distinct and clear way and showing, not just the American people that has known is quite some time as they’ve been called domestic terrorists were showing up at a school board meeting...
    Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank is out with a new book, “The Destructionists: The 25-year crackup of the Republican Party,” in which he argues (as you can tell by the subtitle) that the Trumpist insanity that overtook the GOP had deep roots in the preceding decades. I haven’t read the book; only a long essay adapted from it that ran in Thursday’s Washington Post Opinion section. I’m sure there are arguments against the idea that Trumpism, rather than being a sudden disintegration of Republican sanity in 2016 represented by the nomination of Trump, had been in the works since the day in 1994 when Newt Gingrich took over the leadership of House Republicans. But that’s the argument Milbank makes in his book and summarizes in the op-ed, which you might be able to access here (I’m not sure if nonsubscribers to the Washington Post can get it). Article continues after advertisement According to this view, Trump didn’t invent Trumpism but saw its power in the direction Republicans had been moving since Gingrich. As he puts it: “It is crucial to...
    Bloom's analysis cited an example of another Chinese scientist requesting the deletion of two "sequencing runs" of a pangolin coronavirus from the National Center for Biotechnology Information's sequence read archive. This scientist, Kangpeng Xiao, requested numerous changes to data he submitted to the SRA, a public records request from U.S. Right to Know revealed in December 2020. “These revisions are odd because they occurred after publication, and without any rationale, explanation or validation,” USRTK observed at the time. Responding to media inquiries on Bloom's study, the NIH explained that scientists who make submissions to the database "hold the rights to their data and can request withdrawal of the data." But lawmakers and watchdog organizations have sought more information from the NIH about these data deletions, which they believe may provide answers to the still unknown origins of COVID-19. Empower Oversight filed a lawsuit against the NIH in November 2021 seeking to force the agency to comply with various detailed Freedom of Information requests made for documents related to the Chinese researchers' requests to remove genetic sequences of...
    LIV Golf CEO and former PGA favorite Greg Norman told Fox News host Tucker Carlson Phil Mickelson’s comments about Saudi Arabian human rights abuses did not do the upstart league any favors. He implied the controversial league, paid for by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, could have gotten off to a better start. While not quoting Mickelson verbatim, Norman referred to comments where the former called Saudis “scary motherfuckers.” In February, it was reported Mickelson told author Alan Shipnuck: [Saudis] scary motherfuckers to get involved with…They killed [Jamal Khashoggi] and have a horrible record on human rights… They execute people over there for being gay. Knowing all of this, why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape how the PGA Tour operates. At the time, Mickelson was mulling a jump to the league. Norman, sitting across from Carlson at former President Donald Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, referred to his remarks as “not-so-complimentary.” Carlson asked Norman how the league found itself the subject of controversy. Norman responded: The book came out about...
    BERLIN (AP) — Rising concern over the impact of a potential Russian gas cutoff is fueling the debate in Germany over whether the country should switch off its last three nuclear power plants as planned at the end of this year. The door to some kind of extension appeared to open a crack after the Economy Ministry in mid-July announced a new “stress test” on the security of electricity supplies. It’s supposed to take into account a tougher scenario than a previous test, concluded in May, that found supplies were assured. Since then, Russia has reduced natural gas supplies through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany to 20% of capacity amid tensions over the war in Ukraine. It cited technical issues that Germany says are only an excuse for a political power play. Russia recently has accounted for about a third of Germany’s gas supply, and there are concerns it could turn off the tap altogether. The main opposition Union bloc has made increasingly frequent demands for an extension of the nuclear plants’ lives. Similar calls are coming from...
    Alan Dershowitz argued Steve Bannon was denied his constitutional right to a jury trial because his trial was held in Washington D.C., which is made up of mostly “Trump haters.” The attorney and former Harvard Law professor concluded that due to the city’s demographics, Bannon was never going to receive a “fair” trial. Bannon was convicted on two misdemeanor counts Friday stemming from his decision to defy a subpoena to cooperate with the Jan. 6 House select committee. He faces between 30 days and one year behind bars. He joined Newsmax TV’s The Record Friday evening to discuss the case with host Greta Van Susteren. “What do you think of this verdict, and what do you think of what’s likely to happen to him?” Van Susteren asked. Dershowitz called the outcome of the contempt of Congress trial “entirely predictable and entirely in violation of the Constitution.” He continued: The only provision of the Constitution, which appears basically twice, is trial by jury in and in front of a fair jury. Number one, he didn’t have a fair jury. Number two, the judge...
    BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump is seeking a second term in office in order to take advantage of benefits he believes will shield him from criminal probes, Rolling Stone reported. The publication cited sources reportedly close to the country’s 45th president, who said he is also at odds with his advisers about when he should announce a second bid. According to the sources, Trump’s reasoning is the office will give him legal protection from investigations he believes are motivated by politics. The sources also claimed Trump has threatened to announce a bid before the November midterms, but has been talked out of it. Rolling Stone reported: Trump has ‘spoken about how when you are the president of the United States, it is tough for politically motivated prosecutors to ‘get to you,’ says one of the sources, who has discussed the issue with Trump this summer. He says when [not if] he is president again, a new Republican administration will put a stop to the [Justice Department] investigation that he views as the Biden administration working to...
    U..S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) delivered an argument against the right to abortion by strongly suggesting same-sex couples only form families by adopting children from lesbian women who have been raped, and said he “worries” if LGBTQ organizations become “pro-abortion” that “fewer same-sex couples” would be able to form families. The embattled Florida Republican, reportedly under investigation for sex trafficking of a minor, also appeared to not understand the meaning of the word “bisexual,” wrongly suggesting bisexual women do not enter into or maintain monogamous same-sex relationships or marriages. On Thursday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Privacy and Civil Rights in Post-Roe America,” Gaetz argued against the Human Rights Campaign’s Legal Director who was testifying in support of the right to abortion. (That same attorney in that hearing also debunked an anti-abortion activist’s claim it’s “not an abortion” when a ten-year-old gets an abortion after being raped.) READ MORE: Matt Gaetz thinks families using Gov’t. Assistance to buy baby formula should take a back seat to ‘Hard-working’ Americans Gaetz tried to conflate the right to abortion with the...
    A pregnant woman has gone viral on social media after receiving a ticket for driving in the HOV lane. Brandy Bottone was pulled over after an officer noticed she was driving alone in the HOV lane meant for carpoolers. When questioned, Bottone replied that following the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, her fetus now qualified as another person. Her story quickly went viral, with scores of people both praising and criticizing her actions. “I was driving to pick up my son. I knew I couldn’t be a minute late, so I took the HOV [high-occupancy vehicle] lane. As I exited the HOV, there was a checkpoint at the end of the exit. I slammed on my brakes, and I was pulled over by police,” Bottone told the Dallas Morning News. She continued the story: “An officer peeked in and asked, ‘Is there anybody else in the car?’ “I said, ‘Well, yes.’ “He asked, ‘Where?’ “I pointed to my stomach and said, ‘My baby girl is right here. She is a person.’” “He said, ‘Oh, no. It’s got to be two people outside...
    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — A Phoenix man is suing GOP Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona for defamation over a "homophobic" ad by the congressman allegedly meant to out primary challenger Elijah Norton ahead of the Aug. 2 primary. The man, Leslie Hammon, has been featured in mailers and street signs standing next to Norton, who is running against Schweikert for the Republican nomination in Arizona's newly configured 1st Congressional District. Hammon met Norton through Norton's then-girlfriend. In the picture used in mailers and street signs by Schweikert's campaign, Hammon's face is pixelated, and the men have their arms around one another. The photo was taken at a club four years ago. But Hammon said in legal documents that he never gave his permission to use the photo, nor was he ever sexually involved with Norton, as the ads seem to suggest. The text on the mailers, purportedly sent to 50,000 district residents, reads, "Elijah Norton isn't being straight with you," while a street sign reads, "Elijah Norton Unfit for Congress." MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE ENDORSES ARIZONA'S KARI LAKE, EXPANDS...
    PLANO, Texas -- Should an HOV violation against a pregnant Texas woman stand after she said her unborn child was a passenger in the lane?That's the question now that Brandy Bottone received a $275 ticket late last month and now over the weekend, viral fame.Her story is one that has sparked debate on both sides with words like "hero," "clever," and "brilliant" being used by some to describe Bottone's argument and others pointing to loopholes opening up as a side effect of Roe v. Wade being overturned.It's up for debate, at least online, in the first place because on June 29, when Bottone was 34 weeks pregnant, she hopped on the HOV lane in Dallas County and got stopped by a Texas DPS officer.According to the rules on the Texas Department of Transportation page, the HOV lane is for a vehicle occupied by two or more people or a motorcyclist.The former was Bottone's argument -- that her unborn child should count as a passenger.She also told The Dallas Morning News that she doesn't believe the state should have it both...
    When a pregnant woman was pulled over for driving in a high-occupancy lane in Texas, she claims to have pointed to her stomach and told the police officer that her unborn child was the second passenger. Brandy Bottone said she was pulled over while driving on U.S. Highway 75 South in late June, according to the Dallas Morning News. Peeking inside the car, the police officer asked if Bottone had a passenger in the car with her. "My baby girl is right here. She is a person," Bottone said, pointing to her 34-week pregnant belly. TRUMP CALLS ELON MUSK A ‘BULLS*** ARTIST’ According to Texas law, a vehicle “occupied by two or more people or a motorcyclist” may use an HOV lane. Although the state’s penal code recognizes an unborn child as a person, Texas’s transportation code does not. Bottone recalled telling the officer that she had a living child while referring to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, which reversed the ruling that legalized abortion across the United States. The...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer accused of causing the biggest theft of classified information in CIA history told a jury Thursday that there’s not enough evidence to convict him of espionage and other federal charges. Joshua Schulte, who chose to defend himself at a New York City retrial, said in closing arguments that the CIA and FBI made him a scapegoat for an embarrassing public release of a trove of CIA secrets by WikiLeaks in 2017. Schulte, 33, claimed he was singled out even though “hundreds of people had access to (the information). … Hundreds of people could have stolen it.” He added, “The government’s case is riddled with reasonable doubt. There’s simply no motive here.” U.S. Attorney David Denton countered that there was plenty of proof that Schulte pilfered a sensitive backup computer file. “He’s the one who broke into that system,” Denton said. “He’s the one who took that backup, the backup he sent to WikiLeaks.” The prosecutor also encouraged jurors to consider evidence of an attempted coverup, including a list of chores Schulte...
    MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison for killing four people at a North Dakota business in what authorities say was one of the most heinous crimes in the state’s history is appealing his conviction. An attorney for Chad Isaak argues the man’s conviction should be reversed because of errors during jury selection and violations of Isaak’s right to a public trial. In a brief filed with the North Dakota Supreme Court on June 30, defense attorney Kiara Kraus-Parr argues that Isaak’s rights were violated because no record was made of some conferences involving the judge and attorneys held before and during the trial. Also, the appeal states public access to court documents and autopsy photos was improperly closed, and that jurors were dismissed outside Isaak’s presence. Prosecutors have until July 30 to file a response, the Bismarck Tribune reported. A jury in August found the 48-year-old Washburn chiropractor guilty of killing RJR Maintenance and Management co-owner Robert Fakler, 52; and employees Adam Fuehrer, 42; Bill Cobb, 50; and his wife, Lois Cobb,...
    The Office of Attorney General (OAG) Jason Miyares is arguing in court that it is too late to grant 2023 House elections — a response to Thomas v. Beals, a lawsuit alleging that the 2022 elections, held on pre-redistricting lines, disenfranchised voters in areas with significant population growth. The OAG argues that plaintiff Jeff Thomas delayed in filing the lawsuit — after Thomas alleged that both Miyares and former Attorney General Mark Herring themselves tried to block the elections through delay. “This is a case about delay,” the OAG states in a July 1 memorandum supporting a motion to dismiss. “Almost a year after the first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 2021 House of Delegates election, seven months after that election took place, and just over four months before the 2022 general election, Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit challenging the 2021 election.” “Their eleventh-hour filing entirely precludes their relief,” the memorandum adds. “And Plaintiffs’ delay precludes equitable relief, which is generally unavailable to those who sleep on their rights and which would be particularly inappropriate given the procedural and administrative...
    New civics education training for Florida public school teachers reportedly aims to perpetuate inaccurate interpretations about "the separation of church and state," The Washington Post reports. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) along with the state's education department, announced a series of training sessions that will include "10 regional 3-day civics professional learning training sessions," per Business Insider. While the sessions are not state-mandated, it is projected that an estimated 2,500 teachers will sign up just to receive the $700 stipend for attending. But even with the stipend, many have expressed concern about the topics of discussion for the sessions. Some teachers are also speaking out with critical reactions as they highlight the issues with the sessions. The Washington Post highlighted that the training "is the statement that it is a 'misconception' that 'the Founders desired strict separation of church and state.'” "Other materials included fragments of statements that were “cherry-picked” to present a more conservative view of American history, some attendees said. In a possible effort to inoculate some Founding Fathers against contemporary political complaints, some slides in...
    MSNBC host Ari Melber noted on Wednesday’s episode of The Beat that he has noticed a change in tune for some of Rupert Murdoch’s media outlets when it comes to Donald Trump and the January 6 hearings. “Today as it roils the nation, other conservatives are also, some, joining the same breaking point,” Melber began after noting former Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had applauded Cassidy Hutchinson who testified before the January 6th Committee on Tuesday. Melber went on to say he can see “cracks in the normal united defense of Trump.” “The top hosts of Fox News, some are still trying to dismiss all the testimony, but there are also pretty clear and unusual signs of a partial split within the Murdoch media empire,” Melber argued, adding: One legal expert on Fox telling the audience there the new testimony was worse than America thought and the top newspaper in the Murdoch empire, the Wall Street Journal has a new editorial, on behalf of the paper, which does criticize the committee – I alway want you to have the...
    Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images. Justice Clarence Thomas once again issued a singular opinion from the nation’s highest court on Monday arguing for the reconsideration of a long-held legal standard. At issue was the Supreme Court’s denial of a petition for a writ of certiorari in Coral Ridge Ministries Media, Inc. vs. Southern Poverty Law Center, declining to hear the case which challenged the “actual malice” standard for defamation claims involving public figures as established in the 1964 case New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. Thomas wrote a three-page dissenting opinion. Last Friday, the justice made headlines for his concurring opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which agreed with the conservative majority in overturning Roe v. Wade and upholding a Mississippi law banning virtually all abortions after the fifteenth week of pregnancy, with narrow exceptions for medical emergencies and “severe fetal abnormality” but not for rape or incest. Thomas, however, went a step further in his concurrence, arguing that just like the majority had held that the language in the Constitution did not grant a right to an...
    Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) may end up being a thorn in the side of yet another initiative from the White House, telling reporters on Wednesday that he was “not a yes right now” on the gas tax holiday proposal promoted by President Joe Biden. In a statement issued by the White House Wednesday morning, Biden called for a three-month suspension of federal gas taxes, which are currently 18 cents per gallon of gasoline and 24 cents per gallon of diesel. The president also encouraged local and state governments to pass their own gas tax holidays, as well as urging oil and gas companies to reduce prices. “I’m not a yes right now, that’s for sure,” Manchin said to ABC News congressional correspondent Rachel Scott. Manchin expressed concerns that the gas tax suspension would “put another hole into the budget,” noting that federal gas taxes go into the Highway Trust Fund to pay for highways, roads, and bridges across the U.S., but Congress already had to shore up the fund, sending an additional $118 billion through the bipartisan...
    Pope Francis has told couples not to have sex before marriage in a new Vatican guide which explains what the church views as requirements for a successful union.  The leader of the Catholic Church argues in the preface of the new document for priests and dioceses working with engaged couples that 'chastity teaches the timing and the method of true love'.  He also claims that modern unions 'fall apart' quickly and chaste couples are able to learn how to be together without the pressure of sexual relationships.  This teaching also helps when couples are older, Pope Francis adds, explaining it helps them in sexless periods late in life and should apply even if engaged couples are living together. The 97-page document, published on Tuesday, and called the Catechumenal Itineraries for Married Life 'is a gift and it is a task', the Catholic Church's leader said.  This move has not been without controversy, The Telegraph writes, and appears to be in contrast with the Pope's openness towards divorced and same-sex couples.  Pope Francis has told couples not to have sex before marriage in...