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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s governor on Monday stood by his decision to sign sprawling limits on COVID-19 restrictions into law, even though his own office warned the bill would violate federal disability law and put the state at risk of losing federal funds. Republican Gov. Bill Lee, in his first public comments since The Associated Press revealed his legislative counsel’s email warning to lawmakers, said he thinks “the bill on balance is good.” He also repeated a promise for a broad review of the new law, which he previously acknowledged includes “some issues we need to work through.” But when asked directly, he would not say whether he thinks the law’s accommodations for people with disabilities — flagged last month by his office as violating federal law — need to be changed. Instead, he said, “we have to determine first what really needs to be changed” before the next legislative session in January. He also would not specify when he was told by a staff lawyer that the bill violated federal law. The bill Lee signed Nov. 12...
    Ilhan Omar and Eric Swalwell said Wednesday they were two of the three lawmakers who received a call from a Florida man who was convicted of threatening to kill and behead members of Congress. Frank Anthony Pezzuto, 73, was found guilty on Wednesday by a federal jury of sending 'three separate threatening communications to injure certain members of Congress,' according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Middle District of Florida. 'The use of violent rhetoric in political speech is incitement & is definitely creating an environment where members of Congress are receiving constant death threats. Enough!' the progressive Democratic representative from Minnesota tweeted. 'Today, Florida man who left this chilling message with my staff was convicted,' she added. Swalwell tweeted: Thank you to prosecution team at @DOJCrimDiv for convicting Anthony Pezzuto, who threatened to kill me & 2 of my colleagues. Too many people today are choosing violence over voting to enact political change. We must hold all to account.' Pezzuto faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison following the conviction – a sentencing date has...
    Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have been sued over alleged racist and homophobic abuse inflicted on two staffers by their former household security boss, which is said to have included a dig at Meghan Markle.    Mia King, a black LGBR woman who served as a security operations assistant, and a John Doe, a gay and disabled man who worked as a household operations manager, claimed they were subject to racist and homophobic abuse by the billionaire couple's former head of security Liam Booth, Business Insider reports.    In their twin lawsuit, filed in San Francisco County, King said Booth would often call her 'ghetto' and complain that Meghan Markle, who is bi-racial, 'polluted the royal blood line' following her marriage to Prince Harry.  Doe also claimed that Booth, a former Secret Service agent whose race has not been disclosed, allegedly made constant comments about his homosexuality and slapped his groin at a sushi restaurant in 2018.  Pictured, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan with their family The couple run a home office operation through their California estate, pictured....
    Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● WA-SoS: Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who is the Evergreen State’s only Republican statewide elected official, announced Tuesday that she would resign on Nov. 19 to join the Biden administration to oversee election security. (Wyman, depending on whether or not one includes Alaska as part of the West Coast, could also be called the region’s only statewide Republican.) Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee will be charged with appointing her successor, who will be up in November of 2022 for the final two years of Wyman’s term. Inslee has the chance to put a Democrat in the secretary of state’s office for the first time since the 1964 elections, but there’s no guarantee he’ll take advantage of the opportunity. Indeed, when the Associated Press’ Rachel La Corte asked the governor’s office if he might...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said there was 'hardly a comparison' between President Joe Biden and the Trump administration as she batted down a question about the president's comment that people who defy Jan. 6th committee subpoenas should be prosecuted. Psaki was pressed on Biden's comment  Friday evening, when he first said he hopes a select House committee 'goes after them and holds them accountable.' He then got asked if those who defy subpoenas should be prosecuted, and responded: 'I do, yes.' Psaki on Friday night vouched for the 'independent role' of the DOJ – which Biden has pledged to uphold.  But she was asked about the comments point blank on Monday at the White House. 'The president continues to believe that Jan. 6 was one of the darkest days in our democracy,' Psaki said, focusing on the riot that resulted in the immediate deaths of five people. 'He also continues to believe that the Department of Justice has the purview and the independence to make decisions about prosecutions,' she said. White House press secretary Jen Psaki...
    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said all city workers need to get vaccinated to protect themselves and the public — but her office quietly revised that policy in a letter to workers. Instead, workers who don’t get vaccinated by the Oct. 15 deadline will be able to keep their jobs, though they’ll be required to test regularly, according to the letter. When announcing the vaccine mandate in August, Lightfoot said all workers would have to get their shots and be fully vaccinated by Oct. 15. That meant all workers would have to have their final shot as of Friday. Lightfoot did not mention testing in her August announcement, nor was it mentioned in a news release explaining the mandate at the time. Lightfoot has repeatedly pushed for workers to get fully vaccinated, saying it’s needed to ensure city staff is protected from coronavirus — and thereby protects the members of the public they interact with. “The only way that we can really, truly maximize safety in the workplace” is through vaccines, Lightfoot said at a news conference last week....
    Chicago police have said 'hell no' to Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan to mandate vaccines for all city employees.  The Democrat told a press conference on Monday that shots 'are absolutely going to be required' hours after the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for over-16s - taking it beyond its emergency phase. The ruling prompted the Pentagon to order all 800,000 active service members to get the shot, while private firms including Delta Airlines and Goldman Sachs also told their staff to get the vaccine. Joe Biden has already signed an executive order requiring millions of federal staff to either get vaccinated or abide by a regular Covid testing scheme.  But cop union boss John Catanzara told Fox: 'This vaccine has no studies for long-term side effects or consequences. None. 'To mandate anybody to get that vaccine, without that data as a baseline, amongst other issues, is a "hell, no" for us. 'We are 100% against mandated vaccines for our members,' he added. Mayor Lori Lightfoot told a press conference on Monday that shots 'are absolutely going to be required' hours...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say used his professional position to solicit sex acts from young girls from area churches. Kenneth Tyler Hostin, who goes by “Tyler,” was arrested by the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, August 19 for criminal solicitation of a minor. Kenneth Tyler Hostin (Tarrant Co. Sheriff’s Office) Investigators said Hostin used his position as an audio-visual sub-contractor through a local audio-visual company to contact young girls in church congregations and hire them under the guise of being an intern to Hostin. He would then solicit sex acts from them, the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office said. Hostin’s position allowed him to travel to multiple church congregations throughout the Metroplex. Anyone with any other information regarding Hostin can contact the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Detective M. Weber at 817-884-1305.
    These Bluetooth earbuds on Amazon have 160,000 5-star ratings, and they’re only $24 today Is DeVonta Smith playing tonight? Latest news on rookies status for Eagles vs. Patriots © REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo/File Photo/File Photo Singer Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo/File Photo/File Photo A housekeeper for Britney Spears accused the singer of "hitting her hand" in a dispute over a cellphone. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as an alleged battery, NBC News reported. A lawyer for Spears denied the allegations to Insider and called the accusation "sensational tabloid fodder." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A lawyer for Britney Spears is denying any wrongdoing after a housekeeper accused the singer of "confronting her" and "hitting her hand." The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as an alleged battery, NBC News reported Thursday. The dispute over a cell phone reportedly happened at Spears' home on Monday morning. The female staffer alleged that Spears slapped a phone...
    Singer Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo/File Photo/File Photo A housekeeper for Britney Spears accused the singer of "hitting her hand" in a dispute over a cellphone. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as an alleged battery, NBC News reported.  A lawyer for Spears denied the allegations to Insider and called the accusation "sensational tabloid fodder."   10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. A lawyer for Britney Spears is denying any wrongdoing after a housekeeper accused the singer of "confronting her" and "hitting her hand." The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as an alleged battery, NBC News reported Thursday. The dispute over a cell phone reportedly happened at Spears' home on Monday morning. The female staffer alleged that Spears slapped...
    Right-wing Pastor Jeff Jansen has baselessly claimed that he knows “for a fact” that former President Donald Trump was inaugurated on March 4. Jansen made the claim in a two-part video posted to Instagram on Sunday, titled “Prophetic Insights, Times & Season,” which was later flagged by media watchdog Right Wing Watch. Right-wing pastor Jeff Jansen “prophesied” that Trump would be back in office by April. Then he moved the date to June. Now he insists that he knows “for a fact that [Trump] has already been inaugurated” on March 4. pic.twitter.com/2cO1zH6LEz — Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) August 9, 2021 “God has not forgotten. There are many that are still standing on the premise of what’s happening with President Trump,” he said. “As a matter of fact, I know for a fact that he has already been inaugurated.” Jansen made the comments after already claiming that Trump would return to the White House in June after officials worked to overturn the 2020 election results. Trump remains a former commander-in-chief, with President Joe Biden still in office, as there was not...
    DISGRACED New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's lawyer on Friday claimed that he is in fact a victim of a political "ambush" - as one of his 11 sexual harassment accusers filed a criminal complaint against him. Rita Glavin, a personal attorney to Cuomo, tried to mount a desperate fightback in the wake of the bombshell sexual harassment report released on Tuesday that found the Democrat groped, harassed and belittled women in his office. 8Cuomo's personal attorney Rita Glavin discredited the Governor's sexual harassment accusers and claimed he is the victim of a politicized attackCredit: AP 8Cuomo, pictured at the Governor's Mansion on Friday, has not been seen in public since MondayCredit: AP 8A grinning Cuomo is seen with a woman moments after he allegedly sexually assaulted herCredit: New York York Attorney General "There has been no open minded fact-finding….the investigators acted as prosecutors, judge and jury," Glavin said. "This was one sided and he was ambushed." Of the accusers, an executive assistant to the 63-year-old two-term Governor, alleged that Cuomo groped her breast at his official state residence. The Albany...
    The true state of Donald and Melania Trump's marriage is the last unanswered mystery surrounding the country's 45th president, according to the man who has written three books on his turbulent years. 'Nobody really knows where Melania lives,' Michael Wolff, the New York Times bestselling author of Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview. 'She is not with him a lot of the times. This was true when he was in the White House and it's true now. 'People around Trump still have questions, but they don't want to ask those questions. It remains the third rail that nobody wants to touch.' Wolff got no closer to finding the answer to the relationship conundrum when he was invited to dinner with the couple at Trump's Florida club, Mar-a-Lago. He sat for hours with the two of them who gave the appearance of being a happy couple. 'They carried it off with great elan,' he said. 'Dinner was like a wedding party, with Donald and Melania at the head table, greeting people the entire...
    Adidas Has a Skate Version of Its Iconic Forum Basketball Shoe Coming Soon Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix after lap 1 contact ends in crash for Max Verstappen © Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Jenna Fischer opened up about career after "The Office" during an new episode of "The Office Ladies," a podcast she co-hosts with Angela Kinsey. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Jenna Fischer appeared alongside Angela Kinsey on a new episode of the "Office Ladies' podcast. Fischer, 47, opened up about being fired from "Man With a Plan" that starred Matt LeBlanc. She said focus groups' reaction to the show's pilot caused her to be recast. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jenna Fischer explained why she was fired from the CBS sitcom "Man with a Plan" that starred Matt LeBlanc. During the latest episode of the "Office Ladies" podcast, Fischer sat alongside co-host Angela Kinsey to open up about her brief time on the sitcom. The series was launched in 2016 after LeBlanc, 53, had already risen to fame as Joey...
    Jenna Fischer opened up about career after "The Office" during an new episode of "The Office Ladies," a podcast she co-hosts with Angela Kinsey. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Jenna Fischer appeared alongside Angela Kinsey on a new episode of the "Office Ladies' podcast.  Fischer, 47, opened up about being fired from "Man With a Plan" that starred Matt LeBlanc.  She said focus groups' reaction to the show's pilot caused her to be recast.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jenna Fischer explained why she was fired from the CBS sitcom "Man with a Plan" that starred Matt LeBlanc.  During the latest episode of the "Office Ladies" podcast, Fischer sat alongside co-host Angela Kinsey to open up about her brief time on the sitcom. The series was launched in 2016 after LeBlanc, 53, had already risen to fame as Joey Tribbiani on "Friends" and Fischer starred as Pam Beesly on 'The Office."  According to Fischer, she was initially cast as LeBlanc's on-screen wife in the series and appeared in a pilot episode. She recalled how the network requested "more scenes," ...
    BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling met working on "The Office." Kevin Winter/Getty Images Since "The Office," Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak have been coworkers, romantic partners, and friends.  Kaling said that their relationship is "romantically charged" but doesn't think they'll date again. Novak, who is the godfather of Kaling's daughter, has said that it's fun being Kaling's best friend. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    Multiple people claimed Friday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said former President Donald Trump has his eye on the House Speaker’s gavel, causing confusion. Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asked McCarthy, who would be at the front of the line to be the next Speaker of the House if Republicans regained control of the chamber in 2022, what he thought about rumors that the former president might also express an interest in that position. (RELATED: POLL: 78% Of Capitol Hill Staffers Believe GOP Will Take Back The House In 2022) WATCH: Kilmeade said he had heard “talk out there” about the possibility that Trump could run for a House seat or be made House Speaker “Would you be for President Trump becoming speaker?” he asked. “You know, I have talked to President Trump many times,” McCarthy replied. “He tells me he wants me speaker, and I think he should be president.” McCarthy’s response was just garbled enough that some believed he said Trump wanted to be speaker himself. KILMEADE: “Would you be for President Trump becoming speaker?”...
    Former President Donald blasted former GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock after she mocked him by saying most elected Republicans want him to disappear – by brandishing an Oval Office photo that showed the two of them together. The former northern Virginia lawmaker, who lost her seat in 2018 in a defeat her supporters blame on having Trump as the head of the party, went after Trump in an appearance on NBC's 'Meet the Press' Sunday.  She was criticizing members of her own party who failed to back a commission to investigate the January 6th Capitol riot, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warning the probe could be a political liability. 'I understand Republicans want to get away from Donald Trump. I mean, if Donald Trump disappeared tomorrow, I don't think you'd have many Republicans in the search party, right?' she said. PARTY SEARCH: Former President Donald Trump ripped former GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock after she said if he 'disappeared tomorrow, I don't think you'd have many Republicans in the search party.' The president unearthed a photo from 2017, when Comstock...
    The Associated Press took care to avoid publishing stories that would reflect negatively on Hamas, a former reporter for the outlet alleged in a 2014 column, even when the terrorist group launched rockets outside the AP’s offices. “When Hamas’s leaders surveyed their assets before this summer’s round of fighting, they knew that among those assets was the international press,” former AP reporter Matti Friedman wrote in a November 2014 column for The Atlantic, which began circulating anew online over the weekend. Friedman added: “The AP staff in Gaza City would witness a rocket launch right beside their office, endangering reporters and other civilians nearby — and the AP wouldn’t report it, not even in AP articles about Israeli claims that Hamas was launching rockets from residential areas. (This happened.) Hamas fighters would burst into the AP’s Gaza bureau and threaten the staff — and the AP wouldn’t report it. (This also happened.) Cameramen waiting outside Shifa Hospital in Gaza City would film the arrival of civilian casualties and then, at a signal from an official, turn off their cameras when wounded and...
    SAN ANDREAS (CBS13) – The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect accused of taking a hostage and shooting a deputy before being killed by law enforcement in San Andreas last week. Mark Aitulagi Lavea, 47, of Modesto, was identified as the hostage-taker and had a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1989, authorities said. That history reportedly includes numerous felony and misdemeanor arrests and convictions for crimes including assaults, burglaries, weapons charges, child cruelty, domestic violence, drug-related charges and elder abuse. READ MORE: California Expands Drought Emergency To Large Swath Of State According to the sheriff’s office, it was investigating, shortly after 10:30 p.m. on May 6, a domestic violence call where it was reported by witnesses that a man was pointing a gun at a woman at the Sierra Inn Motel in San Andreas. Lavea and the victim were both gone when a deputy arrived. After learning the identity of the two individuals and locating an address for the woman, Deputy Jonathan Brown arrived at the Diamond Place Apartment complex to make sure she was OK, authorities...
    President Joe Biden said he was not given a head's up that federal agents were going to carry out a raid on Rudy Giuliani's apartment and office in New York City and that he learned about it at the same time as the public.  'I give you my word, I was not,' Biden said told NBC's Craig Melvin at the White House Thursday morning in an interview that will air Friday on the 'Today Show.' 'I made a pledge,' Biden continued. 'I would not interfere in any way — order or try to stop any investigation the Justice Department had in their way. I learned about that last night when the rest of the world learned about it.'  Federal prosecutors have been looking at Giuliani and his work in the Ukraine for nearly 1-1/2 years. Wednesday's morning raid - where Giuliani's electronics were seized - came after prosecutors stepped up their investigation into the former New York City mayor after it was put on hold last summer out of concerns it was too close to the election. And Giuliani's son Andrew...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A consumer warning about buying concert tickets, especially during these uncertain times: lots of shows are having date changes due to the pandemic. So what if the new time doesn’t work for you? Perhaps a lot of hassles. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory introduces us to a Northwest Indiana man who turned to us for help. READ MORE: Chicago Blackhawks Forward Andrew Shaw Announces Retirement; Thank You For Giving A Mutt A Home Garth Brooks often sells out concerts, just like his 2018 show at historic Notre Dame Stadium. So it’s not a surprise a 2021 show in Cincinnati show set a ticket-selling record for that city. “I’m a big Garth Brooks fan,” said Bob Meier from Hobart, who was excited to go to that Cincinnati concert. He paid SeatGeek $371 for two tickets in December for a May concert. Then, a change; the show got rescheduled to a September Saturday. Bob’s a high school referee, and can’t make it. “I’ve been doing this for over 30 years, and I don’t miss very many games,” he said....
    Los Angeles County's sheriff has revealed that he has only spoken to the county's new reform-minded district attorney once since he took office as he warns that criminals believe they will face no consequences under his tenure. Sheriff Alex Villanueva is an outspoken critic of DA George Gascón, who won his seat this past fall on a reform agenda that Villanueva says gives comfort to criminals and shortchanges victims. Villanueva is increasingly concerned with whether Gascón will fully prosecute any violent protesters as the city braces for possible demonstrations in the wake of the police-involved deaths of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis, 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago and the pending verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer involved in George Floyd's death. 'If there is a lack of prosecutorial fist, that might actually embolden some of our antifa, anarchist crowd, the radical elements, to try to hijack peaceful protest for their own personal gain or agendas', Villanueva said in an appearance on Fox 11 LA in which he said he's had only one phone call with Gascón since he took...
    Former President Donald Trump slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci as a “promoter,” who he listened to while in office but did not act on his advice because "he is wrong so much." “I thought rather than firing him, you know, I listened to him, but I didn't do what he said because, frankly, his record is not a good record,” Trump told Lisa Boothe of Fauci on her new podcast Monday. Trump said that he likes the nation's top infectious diseases expert on a personal level but that he didn't “elevate” him while he was in office, noting he’s been in the public spotlight for 40 years. “He's a great promoter. He's really a promoter more than anything else. And I think he's, you know, I always say he's a better pitcher of a baseball than he is at what he does because he is wrong so much,” he added. HERE ARE FAUCI'S BIGGEST FLIP-FLOPS AND BACKTRACKS AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Trump listed various instances where Fauci was “wrong,” including initially saying masks weren’t necessary at the start...
    Captain Jay Baker, a Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokesman. Megan Varner/ Getty Images A sheriff's deputy was removed as a media spokesperson for the Atlanta-area shootings. Captain Jay Baker sparked outrage at a press conference discussing suspect Robert Aaron Long. He described Long as having had 'a really bad day.' He is charged with eight murders. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The sheriff's deputy who said the suspect in the Atlanta-area shootings had a "really bad day" has been replaced as the case spokesperson. On Thursday, Erika Neldner, communications director for Cherokee County, said in a statement that she will be taking over all media matters related to the shootings, The Associated Press reported. Neldner replaced Captain Jay Baker, who was widely criticized for comments he made about the suspect.  Georgia prosecutors on Wednesday charged Robert Aaron Long, 21, with with eight counts of murder after shootings at three three Atlanta-area massage parlours on Tuesday. Baker said that Long had been "pretty much fed up and kind of end of his rope" before going on the...
    Less than a day after eight people were shot and killed at Atlanta-area spas — 6 of them Asian women — a Georgia official told reporters the mass shooting suspect was having a "bad day."  Now that official is drawing scrutiny for Facebook posts appearing to belong to him that promoted a T-shirt with racist language about China and COVID-19. "He was pretty much fed up and kind of at the end of his rope. Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did," Cherokee County sheriff's office Director of Communications Jay Baker said Wednesday during a news briefing, while explaining the alleged motives of 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, currently in custody for the Tuesday night shooting rampage.  Officials said the shootings "did not appear" to be racially motivated, amid rising nationwide concern about violence targeting Asian American and Pacific Islanders. A study released last week revealed that hate crimes against Asian Americans surged roughly 150% in 2020, disproportionately affecting women.  Officials, however, said the suspect has sex addiction issues, targeting the spas to "take out...
    ATLANTA -- A Facebook page appearing to belong to a Georgia sheriff's office spokesman who is helping to investigate the recent massage parlor slayings promoted a T-shirt with racist language about China and the coronavirus last year."Place your order while they last," the March 2020 Facebook post said, along with a smiley face emoji.The Facebook account, belonging to a "Jay Baker," features numerous photos of Cherokee County sheriff's Capt. Jay Baker going back months, including one in which he is in uniform outside the sheriff's office. The account was deleted Wednesday night.The discovery of the Facebook post comes amid concerns from some Asian Americans that authorities are not treating the killings, which mainly targeted women of Asian descent, as hate crimes.EMBED More News Videos Robert Aaron Long, 21, told police that the attack was not racially motivated and claimed to have a "sex addiction." Six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were wome Baker also came under criticism for saying Wednesday that the 21-year-old man accused of carrying out the massacres had had a "bad day.""He was...
    Marjorie Taylor Greene has complained to the Pentagon that she was 'harassed' and 'ambushed' after a Democrat representative for Guam asked the island's National Guard to accompany him bringing cookies to her - after she claimed Guam was a foreign country. Michael San Nicholas, a Democrat who serves as Guam's only delegate to the House of Representatives, led about three dozen troops to Greene's office on Monday to deliver cookies and posted a video of it to social media. The congresswoman's staff told him she was not in her office. Michael San Nicholas on Monday took a basked of cookies to Marjorie Taylor Greene He made the gesture after Greene listed Guam as a foreign nation, along with Russia and China San Nicholas took along a delegation of his territory's National Guard with him on Monday After QAnon terrorist Marjorie Greene stupidly called Guam a foreign land, Guam Rep. Michael F. Q. San Nicolas and members of the Guam National Guard paid the office she’s in a visit. Guam has been a US territory since 1898, its...
    A GEORGETOWN Law professor has been fired after getting caught on a now-viral Zoom video saying "black students perform 'at the bottom' and are 'jumbled.'" Professor Sandra Sellers was fired on Thursday following an investigation by the University’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action. 7Professor Sandra Sellers was fired on Thursday following an investigationCredit: Twitter/ Hassan Ahmad/@hahmad1996 7Batson was placed on administration leave ThursdayCredit: Twitter/ Hassan Ahmad/@hahmad1996 7An investigation by the University’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action led to Sellers' firingCredit: Getty Images - Getty The short video clip, which has since obtained nearly 700,000 views, was shared to Twitter on Wednesday and prompted the investigation. The Twitter post showed two Georgetown Law Professors - Sellers and David Batson - "being openly racist on a recorded Zoom call." The footage, shared by a student who denounced the conversation as "beyond unacceptable" shows Sellers saying: "You know what? I hate to say this... I end up having this angst every semester that a lot of my lower ones are blacks. "Happens almost every semester. And it’s...
    A glance at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Twitter history shows the Democratic leader was -- at least at one point -- willing to take the blame for the way the state was handling the coronavirus pandemic and reopening.  But recent reports and past social media activity show Cuomo has placed blame on the media, Republicans and former President Donald Trump, and even nursing home staff, in the wake of a bombshell New York Post article that his office withheld information related to deaths at the eldercare facilities. WHO CUOMO HAS BLAMED – OTHER THAN HIMSELF – FOR THE NURSING HOME SCANDAL However, in April 2020, the governor was willing to take the blame as he called for the state to remain under tight restrictions during the height of the pandemic. "People will die if we get cocky about reopening," he tweeted at the time. "To those who are upset about our careful approach — don't blame your local official. Blame me." Cuomo’s office has not responded to Fox News' multiple past requests seeking comment regarding the nursing home scandal. Secretary to the Governor...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — His job is to fight for the kids who can’t fight for themselves. The Cook County Public Guardian is a watchdog over the Department of Children and Family Services. READ MORE: Video Shows Moment When Woman Was Hit, Killed By SUV In Englewood; Police May Have Been Pursuing Driver But he tells CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov that DCFS is trying to silence him and his office. Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert is speaking out again. This time, after DCFS acting director Marc Smith sent a letter to the guardian’s office attorney Brian Finley, informing him his application to serve another term on the Child Welfare Advisory Committee, or CWAC, was being denied. “It’s just outrageous,” Golbert said. “And I also say this is part of a very disturbing pattern of silence dissenting voices.” Golbert said CWAC not only advises DCFS but makes important recommendations on contracts and policies. He said his office has always had an employee on that committee. Until now. READ MORE: Judge Rules Suburban Restaurants Case Against Insurance Company Can Proceed,...
    HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said he was "wanting to be a good dad" when he was seen flying to a vacation destination in the midst of an energy and water crisis in his own state.On Thursday, the high-profile Republican lawmaker said his family lost heat and power, a similar fate that millions of his fellow Texans have endured since Monday.In a statement, he said he flew with his daughters who asked to take a trip with friends, assuring he was on his way back to Texas Thursday afternoon."Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas. We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe," Cruz said.Cruz's office told ABC News the senator tested for COVID-19 Thursday morning to comply with mandates on traveling to...
    Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced charges Wednesday against Paulding County District Attorney Donald Richard “Dick” Donovan for his actions in an ongoing sex, bribery, and corruption scandal. The criminal case against Donovan is the latest chapter in what has become quite the legal saga, winding its way through civil court, public settlement, and finally, to criminal prosecution. Donovan, 73, is Paulding County’s first elected District Attorney, taking office in 2010 and winning reelection in 2014 and 2018. In 2019, Jamie White, one of Donovan’s employees, filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. White alleged that Donovan made persistent unwanted sexual advances against her, gave her gifts, sent suggestive texts, wrote a fantasy novel about her, and frequently professed his love. White said she lived in constant fear of Donovan, who held the future of her legal career in his hands. Donovan publicly denied White’s allegations, even making a 93-page statement under oath denying that he had done anything wrong. White, however, produced audio recordings and other evidence that proved Donovan’s statement had been untruthful. On one recording, Donovan told...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — We continue to hear from people across Chicago dealing with missing and delayed mail. CBS 2’s Tara Molina started investigating the issues more than six months ago and the USPS has yet to address them fully. On Wednesday night, Molina dug into a month-long delay reported to us in the South Shore neighborhood. RELATED: 12-Inch Water Main Ruptures Near Willis Tower Ruth Yarborough depends on a check she gets in the mail at the beginning of every month. Three weeks into February, that is not the only thing she is missing – and she’s not the only one. Leaving the house, especially with the snow on the ground, isn’t as easy as it used to be for Ruth Yarborough who uses a walker. Like most of her neighbors, Yarborough has been in called her neighborhood in South Shore home since the 1960s. “We raised our children here. They’ve all grown up and gone away,” Yarborough said. “Senior citizens, most of us.” But it’s more than time that binds them now. It’s a lack of mail service....
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's impeachment trial will open on Tuesday with a debate about whether the U.S. Constitution allows a former president to face trial after he has left office. A similar effort led by Republican Senator Rand Paul last month drew the support of 45 fellow Senate Republicans. Here's a look at the five Senate Republicans who voted that the trial was constitutional: BEN SASSE The Nebraska senator handily won reelection in 2020 and is considered a potential contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. He publicly denounced https://www.facebook.com/SenatorSasse/posts/what-happens-on-january-6th-in-november-160-million-americans-voted-on-december-/3517705981660655 Trump's false claims of widespread electoral fraud and said there was no basis to object to Democrat Joe Biden's Nov. 3 victory. LISA MURKOWSKI Murkowski of Alaska became the first U.S. senator in 50 years to win an election with a write-in campaign in 2010 after losing in the Republican primary. She called for Trump to resign after his followers rioted at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 to disrupt the formal certification of the election by Congress. MITT ROMNEY Romney, a Utah senator and the 2012 Republican presidential...
    The White House has said Joe Biden will not have the final say on whether Donald Trump can receive intelligence briefings after the president said his predecessor's 'erratic behavior' means 'he might slip and say something'. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki poured cold water on what had appeared to be Biden taking the unprecedented step to deny Trump access to classified information now he has left office.  Psaki said in a statement Saturday the president was merely 'expressing his concern' and will leave the final decision to his intelligence team.  'The president was expressing his concern about former president Trump receiving access to sensitive intelligence, but he also has deep trust in his own intelligence team to make a determination about how to provide intelligence information if at any point the former president Trump requests a briefing,' Psaki said, according to the Washington Post.  It is not clear when a final decision on the matter will be reached.    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has not commented on the decision and did not immediately return DailyMail.com's...
    Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Republican South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace, who has said she is a survivor of rape, of trying to “minimize” the experiences of survivors. Mace had criticized media for implying insurrectionists stormed the hallway where both Mace’s and Ocasio-Cortez’s offices are located. Mace told lawmakers in May 2019 that she had been raped as a 16-year-old, successfully citing her experiences as reasons to include exceptions for rape and incest in pro-life legislation.  Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Wednesday that Republican South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace, who has said she is a survivor of rape, tried to “minimize” the experiences of survivors by downplaying Ocasio-Cortez’s story about the Capitol riot. Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at Mace after the South Carolina congresswoman criticized the media for implying insurrectionists stormed the hallway where both Mace’s and Ocasio-Cortez’s offices are located. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I’m A Survivor Of Sexual Assault’) Mace called out media, including Newsweek, for reporting that rioters were banging on Ocasio-Cortez’s door, noting that Ocasio-Cortez did not know who was knocking on her door...
    Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) opened up about sheltering with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez says she is survivor of sexual assault while recounting Capitol riot Democrats look to make Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of GOP Juan Williams: GOP cowers from QAnon MORE (D-N.Y.) during the riot at the Capitol building last month, revealing that the New York lawmaker told her that “I hope I get to be a mom” and “I hope I don’t die today.” Porter said that she saw Ocasio-Cortez as buildings on Capitol Hill were evacuated leading up to pro-Trump demonstrators breaching the Capitol building.  The California lawmaker said Ocasio-Cortez asked if she and a staffer could come into Porter’s office. “Alex is really usually like unfailingly polite and very personable, and she wasn't even really talking to me. She was opening up doors and I was like ‘Can I help you? Like what are you looking for?' And she said, ‘I'm looking for where I'm going to hide,’” Porter told MSNBC on Monday. Porter said that she tried to comfort Ocasio-Cortez, saying that “Well don't worry,...
    The drug has been shown to have little or no effect on severe cases of COVID-19. The Oklahoma attorney general's office is attempting to return $2 million worth of a malaria drug once touted by Donald Trump as an effective treatment for COVID-19, a spokesman said Wednesday. Alex Gerszewski, a spokesman for Attorney General Mike Hunter, said Hunter is attempting to negotiate a return of the 1.2 million hydroxychloroquine pills Oklahoma acquired in April from a California-based supplier, FFF Enterprises. He said the office was acting on a request from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which authorized the purchase. A spokeswoman for FFF Enterprises didn't immediately return a message Wednesday seeking comment.
    US President Joe Biden said Wednesday that his predecessor Donald Trump left him a “very generous” letter in the Oval Office, in keeping with a tradition of the change of command, despite the fact that he did not attend the ceremony. Miamimundo / Efe “The president left me a very generous letter,” Biden told reporters at the White House. Because Trump announced that he would not attend the handover ceremony and never congratulated his rival in the presidential election, much expectation was raised about whether he would comply with the rite of leaving a message for his successor. However, Biden’s announcement did not reveal the content of the message, as the president indicated that the letter is private. “Because it is private, I will not talk about it until I talk to him,” he told correspondents. Minutes after Trump’s departure from the White House, a spokesman for the Executive branch had confirmed the existence of the letter, which upholds tradition in Washington DC. “We are only temporary occupants of this position,” Barack Obama wrote to Trump four years ago. “This...
    Federal prosecutors said a New York man was arrested on several charges this weekend for his role in the deadly riot by a pro-Trump mob at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month and for allegedly discussing killing House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats point fingers on whether Capitol rioters had inside help Pelosi suggests criminal charges for any lawmaker who helped with Capitol riot Pelosi mum on when House will send impeachment article to Senate MORE (D-Calif.) and Vice President Pence. According to press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Dominic “Spaz” Pezzola, 43, was arrested and charged on Friday with unlawful entry, destruction of government property and obstruction of an official proceeding over his alleged criminal activities in the Jan. 6 riot. An affidavit supporting a criminal complaint against Pezzola alleged that he had gained unlawful entry to the Capitol building by using a U.S. Capitol Police shield to break a window. After entering the building, Pezzola was allegedly captured on footage smoking a cigar inside, the release states, and “saying words to the effect of, ‘Victory smoke...
    Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyDemocrats poised to impeach Trump again Pence opposes removing Trump under 25th Amendment: reports Pelosi vows to impeach Trump again — if Pence doesn't remove him first MORE’s (D-Mass.) chief of staff, Sarah Groh, said in a recent interview that panic buttons she had previously used in the congresswoman’s office had been taken out before the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. Groh revealed the information in new interview with The Boston Globe published Wednesday, in which she recounted her experience the day of the riot.  Groh said that she, Pressley and her husband, Conan Harris, had arrived at Capitol Hill early that day after the House sergeant-at-arms urged lawmakers to do so to avoid large crowds as hundreds of the president’s supporters had flocked to D.C. to oppose the November election results. “I was deeply concerned. It felt like the heat was being turned up in terms of the rhetoric and Trump’s aims to incite violence,” she told the Globe.  It wasn’t long after, however, that a pro-Trump mob overtook the U.S. Capitol as...
    Getty Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. Cleveland Meredith was among those arrested in the siege of the US Capitol and charged for allegedly threatening to kill Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. He was charged January 7, 2021 with making interstate threats, according to the US Attorney’s Office. “The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation’s greatest institutions,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin. “My Office, along with our law enforcement partners at all levels, have been expeditiously working and leveraging every resource to identify, arrest, and begin prosecuting these individuals who took part in the brazen criminal acts at the U.S. Capitol. We are resolute in our commitment to holding accountable anyone responsible for these disgraceful criminal acts, and to anyone who might be considering engaging in or...
    KELLYANNE Conway’s husband George has spoken out on the Capitol riots calling them Trump’s Watergate and the “insurrection” his “smoking gun tape”.  Lawyer George Conway condemned Trump’s involvement Wednesday's shocking riots, comparing the devastating scenes to the scandal which led to Richard Nixon’s impeachment.  Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news on Donald Trump 7Kellyanne's husband George condemned Trump's involvement in Wednesday's 'insurrection'Credit: Reuters This is @realDonaldTrumps August 1974, and the insurrection that he fomented on Wednesday was his smoking gun tape.— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 8, 2021 7George Conway branded Wednesday's events as Trump's 'smoking gun tape'Credit: Alamy Live News 7Five died after MAGA Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday Credit: Alamy Live News Speaking out on Twitter, Mr Conway wrote: “This is @realDonaldTrump's August 1974, and the insurrection that he fomented on Wednesday was his smoking gun tape.”  The tweet refers to the Watergate scandal and 'White House tapes' released from 1973 and 1974 which resulted in Richard Nixon’s resignation as President of the United States.  One tape, later dubbed the "smoking gun" tape, detailed the...