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    The White House is attempting to walk back President Joe Biden’s assertion that any person who defies a subpoena from the Jan. 6 congressional committee should face federal prosecution. “He believes it’s an independent decision that should be made by the Department of Justice, and they’ll make that decision,” press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday in response to questions...
    New York Times editorial board member Michelle Cottle last week called for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., to leave the Democratic Party and become an independent.  In a Friday op-ed, Cottle cited the moderate Democrat's split with others in her party on major issues related to President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda as reason she should consider leaving, and suggested...
    President Joe Biden said the Department of Justice (DOJ) should prosecute individuals who defy subpoenas surrounding the Jan. 6 riot on Friday, prompting quick damage control from the administration. Former chief of staff Mark Meadows, former administration official Kash Patel and former Trump aide Steve Bannon are among those hit with subpoenas from the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating...
    The US Department of Justice slammed President Joe Biden after he urged the Jan. 6 riot select committee to prosecute those who refuse to comply with a congressional subpoena.  As he was leaving Washington D.C. on Friday, Biden told reporters he hopes the committee 'goes after them and holds them accountable.'  When a CNN reporter asked if they should be...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) and White House press secretary Jen Psaki are doing damage control after President Biden told reporters Friday evening that anyone who defies a congressional subpoena should be prosecuted.  The remarks by the president come as the Jan. 6 select commission is ramping up issuing subpoenas for former President Trump administration officials and others who may...
    Two Los Angeles County supervisors are calling for an independent investigation into federal criminal charges against their former colleague Mark Ridley-Thomas, who is accused of taking bribes from a USC dean in exchange for lucrative county contracts. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will consider a motion to hire an outside law firm for the investigation, which would focus...
    The Star Tribune’s Maya Rao reports: “An attorney for the family of Winston Smith on Friday called for an independent investigation into his killing by a U.S. Marshals Service task force, pointing out that officers at the scene were never interviewed as part of the state’s investigation. The officers submitted only written statements giving their accounts of the June 3...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted a bit of a clarification Friday night to comments President Joe Biden made about the Justice Department. The January 6 select committee is planning to charge Steve Bannon with criminal contempt for defying their subpoena. They have subpoenaed a number of Trump allies and members have said they will take such action...
    West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin responded Friday to criticism from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., derisively declaring that he wasn't going to take marching orders from a socialist. "Congress should proceed with caution on any additional spending and I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs," Manchin wrote in a statement. "No op-ed from a self-declared Independent...
    Community bankers are sounding the alarm on the tax proposal that would require banks to hand over transaction data on accounts with over $600 net inflow and outflow.  In an effort to drum up cash to pay for a portion of the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan, Democrats proposed requiring banks to hand over the aggregate inflow and outflow...
    Marlo Miller At this rate, the Indie in Seminole Heights feels so familiar and friendly that it seems like it’s been on the block for 1,200 years, but, alas, it’s been just a dozen years of fine wines, the best beers, good company and even better live music. On Wednesday, Oct. 20—already Wine Wednesday meaning 50% off bottles all night—the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Toy and entertainment company Hasbro said Tuesday that its CEO and chairman Brian D. Goldner has died. He was 58. The announcement came two days after the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, company said Goldner was taking a medical leave of absence from his CEO role, effective immediately. Hasbro said at that time that Rich Stoddart, most recently...
    From trending hashtags to circulating an online campaign to increase media coverage, social media users are demanding answers in the case of Jelani Day, a 25-year-old Black graduate student who went missing in August before washing up in a river a week later. The case took a twisted turn last week when the Chicago Sun-Times reported that an independent pathology...
    Players catch ‘Big Fish’’ The Sunnyvale Community Players are reeling in “Big Fish” for their next production. The musical, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton, is set to run Oct. 23-Nov. 7 at the Sunnyvale Theatre, 550 E. Remington Drive. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John...
    Independent voters in Virginia are moving toward Republican candidates as Election Day nears, a CNU survey released Friday found. While early voting is underway, the latest survey found that independent voters have “moved significantly toward all three Republican candidates” in the various races across the state — the governor’s race, lieutenant governor’s race, and the attorney general race. While Democrat Terry...
    (CNN)American politics is in a state of high flux and both parties are searching, painfully, for balance.Democrats are holding on to threadbare majorities in the House and Senate and desperate to reach a major accomplishment before midterm politics take over the calendar.But rather than speak as one, the party's progressives from blue states are in a public and damaging spat...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Friday labeled nine more journalists and three media organizations as “foreign agents,” part of efforts to sideline critics — hours after a Russian journalist won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Dmitry Muratov, and fellow journalist Maria Ressa of the Philippines, won the prize for their fight for freedom of expression. Muratov, the editor of...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two years into implementation of a consent decree for reform of Chicago's police force, CPD is showing greater compliance but still have a long way to go, according to an independent monitor's report.The independent monitor is in charge of tracking the department's progress on the wide-ranging reform agreement.The update released Friday shows the department has achieved some...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The latest report of the City of Chicago’s policing reform efforts has been released. The report also said the Chicago Police Department has made strides in community engagement, but there’s much more to be done. READ MORE: Runners Not Slowing Down Charity Fundraising Efforts Ahead Of The Chicago MarathonThe monitor said issues with CPD’s data, specifically relating to police...
    CHICAGO — The Police Department missed a deadline for updating its problematic foot chase policy — and hasn’t answered questions about faulty chase data, according to a watchdog. The independent monitor of the Police Department, which is helping police enact reforms to meet the consent decree, released its most recent report Friday. It highlighted a number of issues in the...
    Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE,YURI KADOBNOV/AFP via Getty Images. Two journalists were awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, announced the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday. Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the annual prize for their critical reporting in the Philippines and Russia, respectively, in what the committee called “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.” Both countries are known to...
    OSLO — The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia. They were citing for their fight for freedom of expression. The winners were announced Friday by Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. "Free, independent and fact-based journalism serves to protect against abuse of power, lies and...
    The Zodiac Killer case remains open, the FBI said Thursday, a day after the decades-old crime saga drew widespread media attention after an independent group named who it believes to be responsible for several murders in the San Franciso area.  A group called The Case Breakers named Gary F. Poste as the elusive Zodiac, who is linked to five killings...
    (CNN)Law enforcement agencies said they are still investigating the Zodiac Killer case as an independent group of cold-case investigators came forward Wednesday to claim they had solved the mystery of who was behind the decades-old serial murders. The Case Breakers, a team of 40 former law enforcement investigators, said they identified the man they believe is the Zodiac Killer using...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) — An independent cold case group claims they have identified the notorious “Zodiac Killer.” On Wednesday, the group called Case Breakers named Gary Poste as the infamous serial killer. READ MORE: Stockton Stabbing Suspect Now Wanted For Murder; Deputies Say Woman’s Body Was Found In Residence“The Zodiac Killer” is linked to at least five murders that terrorized...
    A MOM has shared that she's raising her toddler son to be "independent." At just two or three years old, her son can wash his hands on his own and even brush his teeth. 5Lauren Mejia is raising her son to be independentCredit: TikTok/Lauren Mejia 5She has prepared a station for him to wash his hands on her ownCredit: TikTok/Lauren...
    Evan McMullin, a former undercover CIA officer who grabbed national attention during his long-shot 2016 independent bid for president, on Tuesday launched a campaign for the Senate in his home state of Utah, in an uphill challenge to oust conservative Sen. Mike Lee in the 2022 midterm elections. "Our politics are broken," McMullin emphasized a statement. "And it's putting our...
    Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell said Tuesday that former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang “needs to become a Republican” and not just an Independent. WATCH:   “Let me tell you right now: he left the Democratic Party just like I did; he’s not welcome: it’s too far left,” Terrell told “Fox & Friends.” “You never see Andrew Yang with...
    Failed Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang publicly denounced the Democratic Party Monday - opting to instead become an Independent in hopes of having 'a greater impact' on the political sphere. The former longshot presidential candidate - who rose from relative obscurity as a tech entrepreneur in the 90s to a progressive politician pining for a 'Universal Basic Income' - announced that...
    NEW YORK -- Andrew Yang, who unsuccessfully sought the 2020 presidential nomination and New York mayoralty this year as a Democrat, said Monday he is "breaking up" with the Democratic Party and has registered as an independent."I changed my voting registration from 'Democrat' to 'Independent' today. It was a strangely emotional experience," Yang wrote in an essay posted on his...
    (CNN)Between 2,900 and 3,200 pedophile clergymen have worked in the French Catholic Church since the 1950s, the president of an independent commission on sexual abuse told CNN Sunday. "We had to cross historical, sociological, medical and psychiatric perspectives. We had to call upon skills in the area of child protection, social work, questions of abuse and also bring to bear...
    Stefania Spezzati | Bloomberg The move to deploy the British Army to deliver gas only went part-way to reassuring motorists as the supply crisis gripping the U.K. extends into a second week. The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents independent filling stations, said there’s been “a distinct improvement” for the country as a whole, but conditions are still poor in many...
    President Joe Biden’s approval rating across a range of key issues, including the Chinese coronavirus, has cratered in recent months as he loses support from independents, an ABC News/Ipsos poll released Wednesday found. According to the survey, Biden is struggling to increase support on a number of key issues, from immigration to the Chinese coronavirus. While the survey showed a majority, 57...
    WEST LOOP — People can get a coronavirus vaccination Tuesday at an event in the Medical District. Urban Autism Solutions and Illinois Emergency Management Agency are partnering for the event, which will run 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Growing Solutions Farm, 2200 W. Campbell Park Drive, according to a news release. Free street parking is available. The event is open to...
    Former New York Times CEO Mark Thompson and veteran Filipino journalist and activist Maria Ressa will be joining forces to lead a new initiative aimed at supporting independent media outlets and journalism around the world. As was first reported by Axios, Thompson and Ressa, the founding editor of Rappler, will co-chair the board of the initiative which will be named the International...
    Share this: New York’s first attempt at independent redistricting was an epic failure, and there is absolutely no joy in saying we told you so. Voting districts for the state Legislature and Congress are redrawn every 10 years to ensure “one person, one vote.” Districts are adjusted based on population shifts documented by the U.S. Census. After the 2010 census,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An independent thriller shot in Baltimore called “Sweet Dreams” will debut in Charm City next month. The filmmaker is a Baltimore native who is using his skills to showcase the city. “No matter how big I get, I feel like I’ll always come back to Baltimore to shoot because it’s just a beautiful place,” Alvin Gray said....
    Left-wing CNN host Don Lemon touted being an independent Monday while continuing his nightly staunch defense of Democrats and bashing of Republicans.  "Everything that you’ve said is why I don’t belong to a political party … I just don’t believe in voting because someone is a Republican or someone is a Democrat. I vote on what they have done, what...
    Share this: New York’s first attempt at independent redistricting was an epic failure, and there is absolutely no joy in saying we told you so. Voting districts for the state Legislature and Congress are redrawn every 10 years to ensure “one person, one vote.” Districts are adjusted based on population shifts documented by the U.S. Census. After the 2010 census,...
    U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz is taking a page out of Donald Trump's book, hiring a an attorney who has represented convicted billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. In 2020 Trump "poached" two Epstein attorneys, Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr. According to The Daily Beast, the embattled Florida Republican Congressman hired another ex-Epstein attorney, one who has also defended the drug lord "El...
    The Biden administration claimed on Monday there was “no link” between the Justice Department agreeing to drop its charges against a Huawei executive held in Canada and China releasing two Canadians that it had taken hostage shortly after her arrest. White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the U.S. decision would incentivize China to engage in further...
    Skittles Is Officially Ditching the Green Apple Flavor and Bringing Back Lime in Its Original Pack Sean McVay, Los Angeles Rams clicking with Matthew Stafford at QB © Courtesy of WME/Courtesy of Subject WME has launched a new division to handle domestic and international film sales and film financing consulting services. The newly titled WME Independent division will be...
    Last Friday, we finally learned that the draft report of the crassly partisan Maricopa County election "fraudit" commissioned by Arizona's state Senate Republicans failed to find voter fraud and indeed, yet again, found that Trump lost. But brazen Republican state legislatures won't stop there. These days it feels like a never-ending challenge to stay one step ahead of voter suppression...
                      by Scott McClallen  While the Michigan Independent Citizen Redistricting Committee (MICRC) draws political boundaries for the next decade, its spokesman complained that some members of the media are unfairly criticizing them. Bridge reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán tweeted: “The spokesman of the commission said that “the way we’ve been picked apart and analyzed...
    UP to 85 per cent of petrol stations in the UK have run out of fuel as drivers panic buy. More than half of all service stations outside of motorways were now dry as Brits scrambled to fill up their motors. 4Up to 85 per cent of petrol stations have run out of fuelCredit: Stephen Huntley/HVC 4Fights have broken out...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper challenged Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directly on the imminent investigation into CBP’s horse patrol. Mayorkas joined Sunday morning’s broadcast of “State of the Union,” and Tapper asked whether an independent investigation would even be possible after President Joe Biden and a number of prominent Democrats had already weighed in on viral photos of CBP agents...
    DENVER (AP) – Whistleblower allegations that Colorado’s health department interfered with staff efforts to properly enforce federal air quality standards are unsubstantiated. That’s according to an independent report released Friday by the Colorado attorney general’s office. (credit: CBS) The Department of Law, which is led by Attorney General Phil Weiser, hired the independent investigator after a complaint was filed...
    Only about a third of independent voters approve of President Joe Biden's job in August, a new low as he trails his own vice president among the same group and across all voters nationwide, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday. Numbers released eight months into the 78-year-old's presidency weighed the opinions of Americans from September 1 to September 17,...
    (CNN)The Pentagon is set to lay out its plan for addressing sexual assault and domestic violence in the military nearly three months after the White House and the defense secretary threw their support behind recommendations laid out by an independent review commission, according to two US officials and a Senate aide familiar with the plans.The implementation plan, which is expected...