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    Details about the case of Winston Smith Jr., a Black man shot by authorities in a Minneapolis parking garage, are scarce. According to initial reports by authorities, members of the U.S. Marshals Service North Star Fugitive Task shot and killed Smith on June 3 after he fired a gun from the car he was in. But the passenger who was...
    USCIS office in New Jersey The Biden administration announced this week that it’s expanding access to work permits for some immigrants who are in the process of applying for a U-visa, which aides the undocumented victims of crime who work with law enforcement. Due to a huge backlog at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), waits to gain permission to work legally while cases are...
    MinnPost photo by Henry PanDebris on the site after the building where Gandhi Mahal was located was destroyed.Last year, the civil unrest sparked by the murder of George Floyd left a path of significant destruction in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Hundreds of local shops – from grocery stores to gas stations to restaurants – as well as nonprofits and health...
    After a decade of pursuing federal contracts, small business owner Rosemary Swierk knows they're not all worth the substantial time, energy and money — sometimes five figures — it takes to bid. "There are certain projects that we know: It's just not worth it," Swierk said. "There's a lot of ways that the federal government has unintentionally handicapped small businesses."...
    By Lindsay Whitehurst and Leah Willingham | Associated Press In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Oklahoma has not asked for new doses from the government for more than...
    In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Oklahoma has not asked for new doses from the government for more than a month, spurning its 200,000-a-week allotment. Around the country,...
    Co-hosts of "The Five" criticized the federal government's management of unemployment benefits after a new report claimed nearly half of it may have been stolen. Fox Business host Kennedy said the figure added up to about $400 billion in stolen funds, suspected to be in the hands of crime syndicates in both China and Russia. Later, co-host Greg Gutfeld noted...
    The Sunrise Movement holds a protest outside the White House demanding action on climate change and green jobs in Washington, June 4, 2021.Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters The economic recovery from the pandemic is at a critical juncture. More than nine million people still are looking for work and job growth last month was well below projections.  Meanwhile businesses are arguing...
    On this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was asked by host Maria Bartiromo if he thought National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci had committed perjury on questions of gain-of-function research when testifying before a U.S. Senate committee. Cruz said it appeared to be the case but added that the...
    Newly released emails have revealed Dr. Anthony Fauci's enthusiasm for partnering with Bill Gates to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, shedding light on the federal government's close work with the billionaire. Fauci, the top medical advisor to the White House, referred to the April 1, 2020 phone call with Gates in an email exchange with an executive at the Bill and Melinda...
    The first six months of the Biden administration have been akin to someone with their first credit card — spend, spend, spend, and make sure not to think too hard about the mounting debt. President Joe Biden has tossed out plans for education and childcare, infrastructure and COVID relief which would cumulatively increase spending by a staggering $6.5 trillion. Yet...
    Doctor Anthony Fauci has spoken about the confusion surrounding America's great unmasking but says he does not know why the federal government has so far shied away from introducing a nationwide vaccine passport scheme.  Appearing on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time, the Biden administration's chief medical adviser was posed questions about the confusion surrounding the CDC lifting the federal mask mandate...
    Russia's spy chief has denied responsibility for the SolarWinds cyber attack but admitted he was 'flattered' by the accusations from the US and Britain. The hack, described by Microsoft as the 'most sophisticated cyber attack ever,' was uncovered in December - a breach of software company SolarWinds which exposed their numerous high value clients, including nine US government agencies and...
    Sean Hannity slammed the Biden administration Thursday on "Hannity," saying foreign enemies are "walking all over us."  SEAN HANNITY: Joe, where was the federal government on this? Why was Colonial left to fend for itself against international Russian criminals? Or did your administration actually approve of the ransom payment to Russian criminals?  Because, you know, ransom payments, in case you...
    "No person shall be... deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law." -- Fifth Amendment to the U.S. ConstitutionLast year, a detainee at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, filed a writ of habeas corpus in a federal district court in Washington, D.C. -- to which all cases from Guantanamo have been assigned -- and...
    President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at bolstering America’s cybersecurity and better protecting federal government networks in the wake of multiple attacks. This most recent cyber hack affected Colonial Pipeline, which is responsible for delivering almost half of the East Coast’s fuel. The ransomware attack forced the company to shut down all pipeline operations for days, resulting...
    Tomi Lahren displayed her signature outrage and aggrievement during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News’s Outnumbered. What set her off this time? President Joe Biden claiming he had seen little evidence that the relatively disappointing jobs report from last Friday as a result of government assistance keeping individuals from returning to work. The outrage! Former White House Press Secretary under former President Donald...
    DENVER (CBS4) — The Department of Justice and the State of Colorado resolved a dispute last week that was initiated during President Donald Trump’s administration when the federal government withheld $2.7 million in funds meant to support Colorado law enforcement agencies and criminal justice programs. Colorado sued, claiming the withholding of the funds was an attempt to coerce the state...
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has taken aim at President Joe Biden as the United States continues to struggle with an influx of migrants crossing into the country from the southern border with Mexico. “What I’m waiting for is the administration to take bold action to actually address these concerns,” Sinema said Thursday in a radio interview with KTAR News 92.3 FM’s...
    Twice last week, the federal government’s unconstitutional spying on ordinary Americans was exposed. One of these revelations was made by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., who wrote that the FBI is still using warrantless spying in criminal cases, notwithstanding the Constitution and federal laws. The other revelation was a surprise even to those of us who monitor these things...
    The head of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank said that inflation will increase, but that it will be as temporary as the pandemic-induced toilet paper shortage last year. Inflation isn’t a concern even as prices across the economy continue to rise, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said during his remarks at a Boston College webinar on Wednesday. Rosengren also...
    In his address to Congress on Wednesday, President Joe Biden emphasized the necessity of making historic investments in America's future lest the nation be outpaced by other international superpowers such as China. "We can't be so busy competing with each other that we forget the competition is with the rest of the world to win the 21st century," Biden told...
    Rudy Giuliani has described orders to raid his Manhattan apartment and office as 'a disgrace', ridiculing those behind the raid as being jealous of his career. Giuliani's home was surrounded by FBI agents at 6am on Wednesday morning, as part of an investigation into his dealings in Ukraine. Giuliani, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York,...
    This article is republished from The Conversation. During the summer of 2020, there were many news reports about the impending state fiscal crisis due to the pandemic. A July 7 article on CNBC with the headline “Cuts to basic services loom as coronavirus ravages local economies and sends states into fiscal crisis” reflected the concern. State officials were very worried...
                       
    Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” network anchor Al Sharpton pushed for policing to be “defined by the federal government.” This call comes following the Derek Chauvin verdict and in the wake of the shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Ohio and Daunte Wright in Minnesota. Sharpton warned that if change is not made, America will “continue to see these things, and...
    Alaska joined Florida in a lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over a no-sail order that has impacted the cruise ship industry. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy of Alaska claimed the cruise ship industry in his state has lost $3 billion due to the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reported Thursday. “I’m fighting to ensure our tourism business...
    In Episode 3 of the Fox Nation special "The Unauthorized History of Taxes", host Bret Baier is joined by prominent guests to examine how the Revenue Act of 1913 fundamentally changed the relationship between taxpayers and the federal government, setting in motion a century-long expansion of centralized power.  Through Prohibition, the Depression and two World Wars, Americans were called upon to finance an ever-growing federal government....
    (CNN)The federal government can take "immediate possession" of a Texas family's land along the US-Mexico border after a years-long court battle, a federal judge has ruled -- a move at odds with President Joe Biden's pledge to halt wall construction.Tuesday's ruling from Judge Micaela Alvarez of the Texas Southern District Court was a blow to the Cavazos family, who for...
    Last week, under pressure from the extreme left wing of the Democrat Party, President Joe Biden emerged briefly from his safe house on Pennsylvania Avenue and re-declared his commitment to battle the “epidemic” of gun violence. The specific measures he outlined were covered by the mainstream media as a major newsworthy event, but in fact represented little of real substance....
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has filed a lawsuit against the federal government and the CDC demanding that cruise ships be opened immediately, he announced on Thursday. “We believe that it is time for us to vindicate the state’s rights and the rights of the state in court and also vindicate the livelihoods of the tens of thousands...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday announced his intention to take legal action against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the federal government over restrictions on the cruise industry. The Republican governor, who has led the way in prioritizing liberty in the age of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, made the announcement during a press conference at...
    "Which is better -- to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away, or three thousand tyrants one mile away?"-- Rev. Mather Blyes (1706-1788)Does it really matter if the instrument curtailing liberty is a monarch or a popularly elected legislature? This conundrum, along with the witty version of it put to a Boston crowd in 1775 by the little-known...
    A healthcare worker fills out a Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card in the Bronx borough of New York.Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images Why are politicians so good at crafting language to get themselves elected, and so bad at communicating simple policies to keep their constituents safe and alive? When President Joe Biden took office, he promised 100 million shots...
    The World Health Organization (WHO) does not back the use of coronavirus vaccine passports for travel, a spokesperson said.  WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said the world health agency does not back the use of these passports — proof that one has been vaccinated against COVID-19 — because it is not yet known if those who have been vaccinated against the virus...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci does not believe “vaccine passports” are going to be mandated by the U.S. government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “You could foresee how an independent entity might say ‘Well, we can’t be dealing with you unless we know you’re vaccinated.’ But it’s not gonna be mandated from the federal government,” he told Politico Dispatch on Monday. President...
    (CNN)Twenty five years ago, Bill Clinton, a Democratic president, stood in front of Congress and famously/infamously declared that "the era of big government is over."This week, Joe Biden, a Democratic president, traveled to Pittsburgh to declare that the era of big government is back -- with a vengeance.OK, so Biden didn't say exactly those words. But he did unveil a...
                        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 State Senator Mark Pody to the studio to discuss states rights and the federal...
    The federal government announced on Monday the extension until June 30 of an order that prohibits the evictions of tenants, a mandate that expired on March 31. Miami World – Telemundo 51 “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the health of the nation. Preventing evictions helps people stay in their homes and not live in group...
    Americans earned an extra $1.1 trillion in 2020 due to stimulus checks and other pandemic aid from the government, a new report finds. Last year, total personal income for the nation increased 6.1 percent due to so-called 'transfer receipts,' the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) revealed in preliminary results released on Wednesday. Transfer receipts include aid like the Coronavirus...
                      by Ted Cruz  Fresh off of ramming through a $1.9 trillion monstrosity of a stimulus bill stuffed with pork spending and liberal pet projects, Democrats are gearing up to try to radically transform our election system and lock in majorities at every level of elected government for decades to come....
    A federal prosecutor largely responsible for leading the criminal investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot told CBS News’ “60 Minutes” that current evidence “probably meets” sedition requirements. While sedition is a charge under the United States government, it’s rarely used due to the country’s protections on free speech. Despite the charge – described as occurring when an individual “oppose[s]...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 300 supporters of former President Donald Trump have been charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including members of far-right extremist groups. At least 16 of those cases, including one announced Friday, involve Ohio residents identified through social media posts and surveillance footage and often turned in by friends or...
    INDIVIDUALS found guilty of sedition can be fined a hefty amount or face up to 20 years in prison, according to US law. On March 22, evidence the government obtained in the investigation into the January 6 attack on the US Capitol most likely meet the bar necessary to charge some suspects with sedition. 6Evidence the US government obtained in...
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson questioned the motives of Democrats who want to pass a new tax increase during a short monologue on Thursday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” President Joe Biden’s administration is considering tax hikes on corporations and high-income earners that could bring $2 trillion into the federal treasury over the next decade. After playing a clip of Biden...
    Idaho's Sen. Mike Crapo has already introduced a bill repealing the tax cut restrictions, because of course. In crafting the $1.9 trillion pandemic rescue package providing relief checks for Americans and funding boosts for state governments reeling from closure requirements and collapsing revenues, Democrats wrote in a specific provision aimed at preventing (Republican) state governments from using the federal funds...
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating another Tesla crash in which Autopilot was allegedly in use. The crash took place outside of Lansing, Michigan, when the driver of a Tesla Model Y smashed into a state trooper’s cruiser. Michigan police said the driver was using Autopilot, Tesla’s advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS), at the time of the crash....
    Despite his dogged efforts, Ethan Collins will not be getting a job with the federal government. After three failed polygraph examinations while applying for a government gig, the Colorado resident finally admitted he actually hates the U.S. government and has an affinity for terrorism, revealing he had been planning for months to “take down” several buildings. Then he disclosed his...
    The entire fragile political balance of the Sanchez government is now threatened. The capital of Spain – and indeed the whole country – is going through a series of political storms. The last thunderclap sounded Monday afternoon: Pablo Iglesias, main leader of Unidas-Podemos (UP, left of the left), announced that he was leaving the coalition government of Prime...