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    A journalist who has dreamed about becoming a pageant queen since she was just 15 years old has won the Miss USA title. Miss Kentucky Elle Smith was crowned this year's winner at Monday night's pageant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The University of Kentucky graduate will now go on to represent the USA in the Miss Universe pageant set to be held in Israel in December. Smith graduated from UKY last year where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. She has since been working as a news reporter for Louisville's WHAS11 station, with her colleagues sending her congratulations on the title win.  Broadcast journalist Elle Smith, who has dreamed about becoming a pageant queen since she was just 15 years old, has won the Miss USA title The University of Kentucky graduate will now go on to represent the USA in the Miss Universe pageant set to be held in Israel in December Last week she spoke to colleague Hayley Minogue about the contest, revealing that it had been a dream for her since high school. 'I’ve been thinking about it since I...
    In America, we take the art of decorating a Christmas tree very seriously.  From sand creations to trees erected from LEGO bricks, along with beautiful hotel trees and larger-than-life displays in cities, these Christmas trees are sure to impress. Yes, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is certainly famous, but these are worth adding to your list, too. THIS IS THE MOST COMMON DAY AMERICANS DECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYSKauai Festival of Lights in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii Kauai Festival of Lights in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii (Kauai Festival of Lights) The Aloha State brings holiday cheer to new heights at this annual display — now for the 25th year — with dozens of themed trees bedecked with "trash to treasure" ornaments. Expect evergreen hits like the "SPAM Can Tree," "Hokulea Aloha Tree," "Kilauea Lighthouse" and "Princess Kaiulani Peacock." There’s also the "Aloha Recycled Treasures" tree, which was unveiled in 2010 at the U.S. Capitol by invite of the late Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye, that’s decorated with plastic water bottles.  Other recent additions to the lineup include the "If Can, Can" tree with...
    History The latest docu-series to hit TV is “The Toys That Built America,” premiering Sunday, November 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the History Channel. If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of “The Toys That Built America” online:Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pagePhilo TVYou can watch a live stream of the History Channel and 60-plus other TV channels on Philo TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial: Philo Free Trial Once signed up for Philo, you can watch “The Toys That Built America” live on the Philo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible on Android mobile), any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer on the Philo website. If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days...
    Sam Nunberg, former aide to President Trump, said the former president is “certainly, certainly considering” a presidential run and said he personally believes he will, telling Breitbart News Saturday that Trump must “look forward” despite everything that occurred in the last presidential election.  “Obviously, he is certainly, certainly considering it,” Nunberg said when asked if Trump will run in 2024.  “He seems to have his ducks in a row. I thought it was extremely smart that his Super PAC has already made hires in Iowa.” However, Nunberg identified a few “disadvantages” Trump could have running, noting that, from the minute he makes the announcement, he will essentially be running a general election campaign. “The problem for Donald Trump if he announces that he’s running for president, and I believe that he will, is he’s going to be running a general election campaign from the day he announces,” he said, noting that he could run into trouble in caucus and primary states, particularly if there is an insurgent. Another potential issue could be phony investigations, which plagued his presidency. LISTEN: Breitbart · Sam Nunberg – November...
    America’s most elite colleges and universities really don’t want the public to take a peek behind the curtain and get a better understanding of who gets admitted and why. And it’s not for the reasons you might think. The urban legend endures that any Latino or African-American who applies to one of these ultra-selective schools can write their own ticket. But the truth is, the people who get the lion’s share of those tickets, who issue the tickets, and who, in fact, run the ticket booth are white. The real pigs at the trough are white people who have connections, make donations or otherwise encourage wealthy alumni boosters to send more checks. T’was always thus. A new study proves what the relatively few students of color who will ever have the chance to attend selective colleges and universities have long suspected: Despite what people call “imposter syndrome”—i.e., the insecurity that some Latinos and African Americans feel about whether they deserve the opportunities they’ve been afforded—they aren't imposters at all. Far from it. Rather, they’re among the most deserving of...
    New COVID variant dubbed omicron by WHO, classified as variant of concern: Latest updates Biden restricts travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday Get Paid $200 by Signing Up for This New Card. (Yeah, Seriously) Ad Microsoft Pay No Interest Until 2023 With a Better Card Ad Microsoft $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/33 SLIDES © Jason Raff/Shutterstock The inside story of America's trillion-dollar debt America's national debt has topped an almost unimaginable $28.99 trillion, with the country at risk of defaulting if the so-called 'debt ceiling' isn't raised by 15 December. In fact, a...
    “I’ve got something I’d like to say.” That’s what I usually offer up as a preamble, as I try to get the attention of my kids and other family members gathered around the Thanksgiving table. It usually takes a couple of attempts, but once we’re all on the same page, I offer words of thanks for my ancestors. I talk about how brave they must have been to leave the communities of their birth—which were at least familiar, despite the hardship, discrimination, and all-too-common violence they faced—and come to a land where they didn’t speak the language, didn’t know the culture, and, in many cases, didn’t know a soul. In this offering, I mention the family names of the people who came and the places they came from. We’ve done quite a bit of genealogical research—on my side and my wife’s side of the family—and are lucky to have as much information as we do. My goal is to give my kids a sense of who their ancestors were, and what they went through to give us a chance to...
    Nobody who has been reading my column here at Dailymail.com the last few months will be shocked at how divided Americans are as a nation and a culture. A recent survey by the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia found that about 50% of Donald Trump voters and 40% of Joe Biden voters agree to some extent with the proposition that the country should split up, with either red or blue states seceding. It is both shocking and jarring that so many citizens find so little in common or that connects us that half of the country thinks we are better off scrapping our 250 year experiment with freedom and democracy. I get it, there is a lot to be pessimistic about after five particularly horrible years that started with the chaos of the Trump administration and are continuing with the ineptitude and extremism of the Biden administration. Inflation, Afghanistan, insane school boards and woke culture run amok, a media that signals it's okay to loot businesses as long as it is in the name of racial justice,...
    Payments to a law firm representing former President Donald Trump made by the Republican National Committee are raising a few eyebrows among Republicans who worry about the party's priorities in the face of upcoming elections, CNN reports. "This is not normal," said a former top RNC official. The payments to Fischetti and Malgieri LLP totaled $121,670 were first reported by the Federal Election Commission this Monday. The firm was hired by the Trump Organization amid the Manhattan District Attorney's investigation into Trump's finances. According to a spokesperson for the RNC, the committee "approved paying for certain legal expenses that relate to politically motivated legal proceedings waged against President Trump," and defended the payments as "entirely appropriate" as the party "continue[s] assisting in fighting back against the Democrats' never ending witch hunt and attacks on [Trump]." But some RNC members and donors say the party is forgetting its own neutrality rules. "Some of these same officials who spoke to CNN also questioned why the party would foot the legal bills of a self-professed billionaire who was sitting on a $102...
    The growing frequency of political violence raises the specter of a Republican insurgency if former President Trump runs and loses in 2024, warned conservative columnist Max Boot on Tuesday. He said he feared that an armed faction of Trump fanatics would 'bear roughly the same symbiotic relationship to the GOP that the IRA had to the Sinn Fein party.'  His Washington Post column will be dismissed as the work of a Never Trump Republican by some but it reflects growing alarm that the U.S. faces rising incidents of political violence after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Last week, Rep. Paul Gosar was censured and stripped of his committee assignments by the House for posting an edited anime video that showed him attacking Democrats - but he escaped the wrath of his own party and only two Republicans supported the motion. Boot said Republicans had made no attempt to tone down the rhetoric of some members and were 'hostage to the extremists in their ranks.' 'We are at the greatest peril since the early 1970s — when the...
    The recent murder of rap artist Young Dolph provided another opportunity to honestly confront the violence in hip-hop. Dolph, born Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was shot and killed while buying cookies in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. The murder of Young Dolph was addressed on "The Breakfast Club," and one of the radio show's co-hosts said that fans of hip-hop glorify and celebrate all the wrong things, then wonder why atrocities like this happen. That admission alone was a major breakthrough. Rap is a relatively young genre, but the fact remains that 51% of deceased rappers were murdered. Homicide does not account for more than 10% of deaths in any other genre. Young Dolph, 36, was older than many of the rappers on this unfortunate list, but several rappers, from the Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur to King Von and Pop Smoke, were in their early to mid-20s. If the keepers of hip-hop culture don't deal with its violence problem, the genre won't exist in 20 years. The sad reality is that hip-hop culture is a microcosm...
    A team of cold case investigators believe they have unmasked the Zodiac killer after finding a 'goldmine of evidence' linked to a deceased suspect. The Case Breakers had identified Gary Francis Poste, who died in 2018, as the alleged serial killer in early October who was responsible for multiple murders in Northern California in the late 1960's. The group - which is compiled of about 40 independent sleuths - announced that Poste had given away weapons and bullets before his death, which could finally lead to the true identity of the killer. The Case Breakers, an investigative group of about 40 sleuths, believes they have newfound evidence identifying Air Force veteran Gary Francis Poste, 80, as the Zodiac Killer New evidence, which included weapons and bullets, were believed to have quietly been given from Poste prior to his death to his 'favorite locals' 'When The Case Breakers approached officials about a new Zodiac suspect last spring, five police and state agencies would not cooperate,' the group said in a statement on Saturday.  'But last week, the man who runs the...
    The heart of America has moved 18 miles to the hamlet of Hartville, Missouri - where 30 percent of residents live in poverty - as it continues its southwest-ward trajectory, the US Census Bureau says. The hamlet of about 600 people in the Missouri Ozarks replaces Plato, Missouri, as the center of the nation, representing the smallest distance shift in the past century. The Census Bureau made the calculation using 2020 census data. It likened its process to the US being a scale and its residents each carrying equal weight. The center of the nation is the spot where the scale would balance on an imaginary, flat US map. Hartville, Missouri was hailed the center of the nation by the US Census bureau The hamlet of about 600 people in the Missouri Ozarks replaces Plato, Missouri as the heart of the nation RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Masks, fuel crisis and a rising temperatures... sound... America's white population is shrinking: 2020 Census reveals... Share this article Share Using longitude and latitude positions...
    A version of this piece first appeared on UnHerd.com  Historically speaking, empires on average last for around 250 years, after which they tend to either slowly — or very, very quickly — fall apart due to overreach and internal conflict. Somewhat ominously, the 250th birthday of America is coming up in 2026. Yet when, towards the end of Trump's presidency, a radical friend of mine told me that he thought America was headed for civil war, I dismissed the argument out of hand. Why? How? It takes a unique confluence of mistakes and crises for civil war to appear possible, and an even longer list of mistakes, crises and elite screw-ups for them to happen. But 2021 is a different world to 2015. Talk of insurrection, secession, civil conflict and civil war is no longer the chatter of the gullible and the mentally ill. It's entering the fringes of polite society. Some support this 'national divorce'; others are opposed to it. Others claim they would actually prefer to declare war on their recalcitrant countrymen rather than let them go their...
    Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn drew heat on Twitter for suggesting there should only be one religion in the U.S. “When we talk about faith, there’s something shaking. The ground underneath us is shaking,” Flynn said Saturday in remarks during the conservative ReAwaken America tour. He then invoked a frequently cited verse from Matthew: “You have to believe this, that God Almighty is like involved in this country, because this is it…This is the shining city on the hill.” “So if we are going to have one nation under God — which we must — we have to have one religion, one nation under God and one religion under God,” Flynn continued. “All of us together, working together. I don’t care what your ecumenical services, or what you are. We have to believe that this is a moment in time where this is good versus evil.” Flynn’s comment about having to have “one religion under God” quickly drew backlash. These people hate the US Constitution. https://t.co/CnrfQ5vAcP — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 14, 2021 I’m Catholic and do...
    Larry Kudlow, former director of the National Economic Council said Wednesday during a Fox News appearance that John Kerry’s recent claim regarding coal in the U.S. was “unserious and silly.” During the United Nations climate conference, John Kerry made the claim that “By 2030 in the United States, we won’t have coal,” and that “we will not have coal plants.” Prior to Kudlow’s discussion with Dana Perrino and Bill Hemmer, Perrino described how households are expected to see a 54% increase in costs for propane, 43% for home heating oil, and 30% for natural gas. Perrino began the conversation by asking Kudlow what tools he felt like the administration had at their disposal to help remedy this issue, to which Kudlow said, “There are tools, they just don’t wanna use them. They don’t even wanna take it seriously.” “I mean, let’s not make this any harder than it needs to be,” said Kudlow, explaining that “If you have an imbalance of supply and demand, as Grady just reported, then you increase supply. America is the largest producer of energy...
    Suspected white supremacist Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial, facing two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide. While the fate of Rittenhouse is yet to be determined, his trial, much like the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery, is about much more than one individual. About more than Kyle Rittenhouse. America is on trial, under the spotlight since 2020, following the murder of George Floyd, on the cusp of a seminal moment, with potential for change, yet still careening on the shaky path of injustice. Whatever the outcome, such trials will be looked back on as a turning point in years ahead, for better or worse. Either justice will be done or injustice will. And judging by events, things could go either way. For a start, the very fact that there were so many doubts as to whether or not Rittenhouse would even face accountability reminds us of where we are — and the true state of play. It was the same with Derek Chauvin and is the case with Ahmaud Arbery's killers. There's an...
                        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 Gelet Martínez Fragela who is the founder of ADN America to the newsmaker line to discuss the effects of communism and the launch of her news site at adnamerica.com. Leahy: We welcome to our newsmaker line our very good friend, Gelet Fragela. Good morning Gelet. Fragela: Good morning. How are you? Leahy: I am delighted to have you on. The big news yesterday. You launched ADN America.  On the web at adnamerica.com. This, to my mind, is the first Spanish-language English language news site that approaches news from a fact-based on a conservative point of view. Tell us a little bit about how you accomplished this, Gelet? Fragela: Yes, for sure. Well, definitely. ADN America was launched yesterday as a bilingual organization and news portal that we’re providing breaking news in real-time, in-depth analysis,...
    In this article KR COST WMT TGT A woman wears a face mask while shopping for a baby shower gift during the Covid-19 pandemic, at Madison's Niche boutique in Huntington, New York on April 21, 2021.Alejandra Villa Loarca | Newsday | Getty ImagesA millennial-fueled baby boom appears on its way and could lift sales for retailers, including Target, Walmart and Costco, according to a note published Tuesday by Bank of America. Births of new babies are up. Pregnancy tests are selling at a higher rate. And more couples say they are trying to have a baby, according to the company's research. That could spell good news for grocers, big-box stores and warehouse clubs that sell diapers, strollers and other baby merchandise — or simply are located closer to suburban homes where new parents may settle, according to Robby Ohmes, a equity research analyst. He predicted the baby boom could start this year. Among the beneficiaries, he called out: Albertsons, Kroger, Dollar General and BJ's Wholesale Club. Millennials have surpassed baby boomers to become the largest generation in the country,...
    The Justice Department has charged two foreign nationals for leading separate REvil ransomware attacks that shut down the United States' biggest meat processing plant as well as a Miami-based software company Kaseya.  Attorney General Merrick Garland and other top officials announced charges against Ukrainian Yaroslav Vasinskyi and Russian Yevgeniy Polyanin, alleging them to be part of the REvil ransomware gang.  Officials said Vasinskyi was recently arrested in Poland and that the U.S. government had recovered $6.1 million in ill-gotten funds from Polyanin after the attack on JBS, America's largest meat supplier, in late May. 'The Justice Department is sparing no resource to identify and bring to justice anyone, anywhere who targets the United States with a ransomware attack,' Garland said. The Treasury Department also announced sanctions against the pair as well in what it said was a virtual currency exchange, Chatex, the department said was used by ransomware gangs. Justice department officials said 'good old fashioned detective work' led them to a chief suspect in a REvil ransomware attack on Miami-based software firm Kaseya that crippled hundreds of companies worldwide.  ...
    Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm laughed off the notion of encouraging more domestic oil production to blunt high gasoline prices and said matters are exclusively in OPEC's hands. "That is hilarious," Granholm responded while laughing to Bloomberg Surveillance host Tom Keene's question about the "Granholm plan" to increase oil production in America. "Would that I had the magic wand on this," Granholm said. "As you know, of course, oil is a global market. It is controlled by a cartel. That cartel is called OPEC." OPEC+ REJECTS BIDEN CALLS TO INCREASE PRODUCTION When @TomKeene asks @SecGranholm the very pertinent question on whether America (and no OPEC+) needs to increase oil production. The response, amid laughing: "That's hilarious" #OOTT pic.twitter.com/LToWUIxTb0— Javier Blas (@JavierBlas) November 5, 2021 Granholm brought up OPEC's and its allies' recent decision not to stray from its plan to increase production by 400,000 barrels per day next month despite the Biden administration urging the cartel to produce more than that to reduce prices. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER ...
    Former White House adviser Stephanie Cutter warned on Wednesday that Democrats faced a challenging road in 2022 if they allowed Republicans to “become the party of parents.” She made the comment during a segment with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, who said Virginia Democrats received “ghastly” numbers in Tuesday’s election, which included Republican Glenn Youngkin toppling Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race for Virginia governor. “In the Northern Virginia suburbs there was a chip,” Todd said, alluding to Republican margins in the region. “In the other suburbs, it was certainly more than that. Here’s what I haven’t seen in almost a decade is — when are Democrats going to chip away in rural America? They’re going to have to start trying because the numbers were ghastly.” Todd’s comment led Cornell Belcher to opine, “America, especially rural America — they make sense of their lives through the prism of their values and their religiosity, and we are not connecting with them on that.” The remark prompted Cutter to hone in on the issue of education, which played a significant role in McAuliffe’s defeat. McAuliffe said in September...
                      by Thomas Catenacci  The Biden administration rolled out broad new regulations that it said will substantially reduce U.S. methane emissions within 15 years. The sweeping regulations would cut methane emissions, which account for roughly 10% of the greenhouse gasses emitted by the U.S., by 41 million tons between 2023 and 2035, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday. Such a reduction is equivalent to 920 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, or the amount emitted by all cars and commercial aircraft in 2019. “As global leaders convene at this pivotal moment in Glasgow for COP26, it is now abundantly clear that America is back and leading by example in confronting the climate crisis with bold ambition,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan said in a statement. “With this historic action, EPA is addressing existing sources from the oil and natural gas industry nationwide, in addition to updating rules for new sources, to ensure robust and lasting cuts in pollution across the country,” he continued. President Joe Biden and several top administration officials including Regan are attending...
    The Biden administration rolled out broad new regulations that it said will substantially reduce U.S. methane emissions within 15 years. “As global leaders convene at this pivotal moment in Glasgow for COP26, it is now abundantly clear that America is back and leading by example in confronting the climate crisis with bold ambition,” Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan said in a statement. Monday’s announcement marks the first time EPA pollution standards would be applied to existing U.S. oil and gas wells. The Biden administration rolled out broad new regulations that it said will substantially reduce U.S. methane emissions within 15 years. The sweeping regulations would cut methane emissions, which account for roughly 10% of the greenhouse gasses emitted by the U.S., by 41 million tons between 2023 and 2035, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday. Such a reduction is equivalent to 920 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, or the amount emitted by all cars and commercial aircraft in 2019. “As global leaders convene at this pivotal moment in Glasgow for COP26, it is now...
    The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Wednesday about New York’s strict gun laws and a decision from the court might have massive nationwide effects. The case before the court, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Keith M. Corlett, seeks to determine whether New York’s “denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment.” Robert Nash and Brandon Koch both applied for concealed carry permits in Rensselaer County but were denied by the licensing officer, who said the individuals “failed to show ‘proper cause’ to carry a firearm in public for the purpose of self-defense, because [they] did not demonstrate a special need for self-defense that distinguished [them] from the general public.” The state bans the open carry of handguns but permits concealed carry so long as the applicant can prove “proper cause” exists. All licenses are issued by either the county sheriff or the court system. (RELATED: BARR: Major Gun Rights Case To Be Argued Before High Court This Week) Nash cited a string of robberies for his reason to conceal...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden's ambitions to lead the world in slowing the planet's warming will be tested on two continents this week as he travels to Scotland for the most important climate talks in years, while back home lawmakers come closer to making his visions a reality.It is a pivotal moment, not only for the President but for a world with little time to spare in resolving a climate crisis that is right now wreaking havoc.Already, Biden has been hampered somewhat by infighting among Democrats and entrenched fossil fuel interests, which have forced him to scale back some of the most audacious aspects of his climate agenda. Deep differences between world leaders also persist over money, national interests and responsibility.Still, Biden is entering the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, with a message of urgency and what he hopes is a convincing-enough plan to make good on his promise to cut US greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.The proposals currently pending in Congress, which Biden said Sunday he believes could pass this week, reflect historic investments in cutting the greenhouse...
    President Joe Biden dismissed concerns from about his sagging poll numbers while taking questions from the press after attending the G20 summit in Rome. After an opening statement centered on his engagement with world leaders and his expectations for the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference later this week, Biden opened the floor to questions, starting with Zeke Miller of the Associated Press. Miller noted that Biden has tried to drive the message that “America is back,” but “back at home your poll numbers have fallen. Your party’s nominee for governor in Virginia is facing a very tougher than expected race,” and Biden’s domestic agenda is struggling. “Your party spent months trying to negotiate the centerpiece of your domestic legislative agenda,” Miller said. “We’re one year now since your election, and you’ve done a lot in your year in office to turn the page on the last administration, but we’ve seen how presidents can turn the page very quickly from one to the other. So why should the world believe that when you say America is back, that it is really...
    House Republicans are warning of 31 policies in the Democratic reconciliation package that they say will "wreck America" – after Democrats released a draft of the enormous spending bill they are hoping to get through Congress without Republican support. "Now we have new bill text. And we wanted to give you an update on what’s in and what’s out," the memo by the Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., says. ‘Because it’s not about the topline "pricetag" (and it’s NOT $0). It’s about the underlying policies within the bill."  PUNDITS TOUT NEW BIDEN SPENDING BILL, BUT EPHEMERAL AGREEMENT QUICKLY COLLAPSES RSC Memo on Democratic Spending Bill by Fox News on Scribd  "And there are 31 devastating policies that would wreck America still left in the Democrats’ reconciliation package," it says. The memo had previously outlined 42 policies Republicans objected to in the initial draft of the bill, but as Democrats negotiate among themselves to try and get a package that can get the approval of both moderates and progressives to overcome their razor thin margins in both chambers, that list has...
    The public should be worried that China has completed hundreds of hypersonic missile tests while the US has done less than 10, says the nation’s second-highest ranking military officer, echoing previous concerns by top military brass. Speaking at a Defense Writers Group roundtable, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Hyten said China’s hypersonic missile advancements is an area of concern. ‘What you need to be worried about is that in the last five years, or maybe longer, the United States has done nine hypersonic missile tests, and in the same time the Chinese have done hundreds,’ Hyten said, according to reports. ‘Single digits versus hundreds is not a good place.’ He did not elaborate on his concerns. A hypersonic air-breathing weapons concept missile is seen in an artist's conception DF-17 Dongfeng medium-range ballistic missiles equipped with a DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle, are shown in this 2019 file photo It was revealed last week that a rocket failure caused a delay in the US military’s test of its hypersonic weapons system. The military scheduled a test of...
    Joe Rogan has weighed in on the debate regarding Pete Buttigieg’s paternity leave. “Isn’t that supposed to be for the person who gave birth?” Rogan asked his guest Bridget Phetasy on Tuesday’s edition of his podcast. “Do men take paternity leave?” To answer Rogan’s question, paternity leave, which refers to the leave that is exclusively granted to the fathers, is taken by men but is only mandated in five states — New York, California, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington state, plus Washington, D.C. The topic was brought up while discussing the shipping delays and other issues largely caused by port congestion in California, as Buttigieg is President Joe Biden’s Secretary of Transportation. “It definitely feels like a cluster fuck,” Phetasy said of the port crisis, prompting Rogan to note that people are blaming Buttigieg for taking paternity leave. Phetasy was not convinced that those pointing fingers are Buttigieg were not doing so due to partisan reasons. “But it is kind of crazy,” Rogan said, adding, “It is.” Phetasy went on to hit at Buttigieg and his husband Chasten for taking a...
    (CNN)In former President Donald Trump's world, a high-speed cycle of influence can move radical ideas from the fringe to his personal agenda in short order. While other candidates and politicians use experts to screen out bad ideas -- Obama used a whole group just for health care issues, for instance -- Trump's filter seems calibrated to select themes like his false claims of voter fraud that excite or alarm his supporters. Follow the pattern, and there is a risk of a Trump 2024 campaign powered by the White Replacement Theory.Also known as the Great Replacement Theory, this idea lurked behind the "Unite the Right" rally of August 2017, which saw a small army of young White nationalist men carrying tiki torches while chanting "You will not replace us!" as they paraded in Charlottesville, Virginia. (The next day, a rally-goer rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters and killed a woman.) Flash forward to 2021, and you find the concept, on Trump's favorite major network, in postings from far-Right internet influencers and coming from the mouths of his fellow Republicans....
    In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo Amy Kremer, Chairwoman of Women for America First, speaks in Washington, at a rally in support of President Donald Trump.Jacquelyn Martin | AP A pro-Trump group that helped organize a rally that preceded the deadly Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill is raising money for a legal defense fund through a platform that calls itself the "#1 Free Christian Crowdfunding Site." Women for America First says the fund is intended to help finance its legal battle with the House select committee that is investigating the insurrection. Amy Kremer and Kylie Jane Kremer, two leaders of the group, were subpoenaed by the House committee, according to letters dated Sept. 29.  The group was one of the main architects of the rally in front of the White House that preceded the attack on the Capitol, as CNBC previously reported. Then-President Donald Trump spoke at the rally and encouraged his supporters to march on the Capitol. The group has denounced the violence on Jan. 6. Amy Kremer has claimed that "there was no insurrection" that day. Donations to the fund go directly to...
    U.S. intelligence agencies believe the Islamic State in Afghanistan could develop the capability to attack the United States in as little as six months, a senior Pentagon official told senators on Tuesday. The stark warning is the latest reminder of the danger that remains after U.S. troops left the country at the end of August and the Taliban retook control. Under Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl said the U.S. had to remain vigilant against the threat from Al Qaeda and from the Islamic State's Afghanistan offshoot known as ISIS-K.   'I think the intelligence community currently assesses that both ISIS-K and Al Qaeda have the intent to conduct external operations, including against the United States, but neither currently has the capability to do so,' he told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. 'We could see ISIS-K generate that capability in somewhere between six or 12 months.  'I think the current assessments by the intelligence community as Al Qaeda would take a year or two to reconstitute that capability.'  Under Secretary of Defense Colin Kahl said the U.S. had to remain...
    Mo Brooks—armed and wearing body armor—demands that Trump supports 'fight for America' on Jan. 6 On Sunday, an article in Rolling Stone reported that both Republicans members of Congress and their staff met repeatedly with the organizers of the Jan. 6 rally to plan protests around blocking the official tallying of the Electoral College vote. On Monday, the Montgomery Advisor reported that Brooks denied helping to plan the rally, saying that he had not had any  involvement in fundraising for the rally, and only showed up to speak “because the White House asked him to do so.” In a phone interview, Brooks seemed quite sure that his hands were clean when it came to the rally and the violent and deadly assault on the Capitol that followed. "If you’re talking about someone participating in meetings, setting the agenda, raising the money,” said Brooks, “I don’t know of anything that suggests my staff as doing that stuff.” But speaking to reporters on Monday afternoon, Brooks walked that statement back a critical distance. Speaking to CNN’s Melanie Zanona, Brooks continued to claim that...
    The caravan is making its journey to the U.S. just as the Biden administration is following a court order to reinstate former President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy, which will require asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while they are being processed for entry into the U.S. Border Patrol officials told Fox News last week that as many as 60,000 migrants are gathering on the Mexican side of the border to attempt to cross into the U.S. before the Biden administration reimplements the Trump-era policy. Meanwhile, the Biden administration is searching for a legal way to repeal the "Remain in Mexico" policy even as it is following a court order to put the policy back into effect. On Friday, Customs and Border Protection reported there have been more than 1.7 million encounters with illegal immigrants in FY 2021, a record high number. Republican critics have blamed Biden's attempts to repeal Trump's strict immigration policies for incentivizing illegal immigration and contributing to a humanitarian crisis on the southern border. The Biden administration said root causes like poverty, corruption,...
    New York (CNN Business)Nobelium, the Russian hacking group responsible for the cyberattacks on SolarWinds, is still at it.The Russian hackers behind that successful 2020 breach of US federal agencies compromised as many as 14 technology firms since May as part of another apparent espionage campaign, Microsoft said Monday.The hackers have been hitting a different part of the supply chain than in the 2020 breach: companies that buy and distribute software and manage cloud computing services. Microsoft did not name the victim companies or identify the ultimate targets of the alleged Russian spies.The Microsoft statement follows CNN's reporting earlier this month that the Russian hacking group had been leveraging compromised technology vendors to try to infiltrate US and European government networks in previously unreported activity. Russian hackers behind SolarWinds hack are trying to infiltrate US and European government networks"This recent activity is another indicator that Russia is trying to gain long-term, systematic access to a variety of points in the technology supply chain and establish a mechanism for surveilling -- now or in the future -- targets of interest to the...
    America is being terrorized by a very real and deadly Woke Gestapo. This fanatical group of left-wing fascists annihilate, destroy, blacklist, and even murder those who refuse to conform to their fascist ideologies, sexual perversions, and zeal for a centralized authority. Using the combined power of the federal government, the establishment media, Big Tech, celebrity, academia, and fascist corporations, they seek to bully us into their anti-science, anti-human “utopia” — a world filled with fear and compliance, a place where it is a crime to express yourself, honor your conscience, worship the one true God, and live life in the way you choose. Many horror movies warned us of this threat. Now that the threat is here, let’s revisit the five we should have taken more seriously…. Dressed to Kill (1980) Writer, director Brian De Palma’s ingenious remake of Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece Psycho casts Michael Caine as a transsexual who murders the women who sexually stimulate his male side, most famously a gorgeous Angie Dickinson. This is an obvious parable about how the left wants to destroy normal and...
    In this article BACandresr/Getty ImagesEven as prices for homes soar, the American Dream of owning a home is still alive and well. Yet that can be a high hurdle for first-time home buyers to reach. New data from the National Association of Realtors shows sales of previously owned homes rose by 7% in September as mortgage interest rates declined. However, first-time home buyers made up just 28% of those transactions, the lowest it has been since July 2015. Bank of America, among other financial institutions, is working to help more people become first-time homeowners through an initiative targeting low- and moderate-income communities. The company first started the project, called the Bank of America Community Homeownership Commitment, in 2019. This year, it raised its commitment to $15 billion through 2025, with the goal of helping more than 60,000 individuals and families buy homes. More from Personal Finance:How much house can you afford? What to know before you buy6 reasons why Americans aren't returning to workWhy this is a difficult market for first-time homebuyers Other banks have established similar funding programs to...
    He fell 40ft after being struck by two exploding cars simultaneously during a rehearsal for America's Got Talent: Extreme. But that somehow was only the second most significant fall in professional daredevil Jonathan Goodwin's life.  The 41-year-old Welsh escapologist recently confirmed his engagement to Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington after weeks of sparking engagement rumors. He revealed the happy news with the star - who shares two children with Sherlock co-star and ex Martin Freeman -  in an Instagram post on Wednesday as he updated fans on his condition. 'I have been to the very brink': Professional daredevil Jonathan Goodwin has finally broken his silence on Instagram Wednesday after breaking multiple bones in both his legs, and suffered cuts and burns on his face He wrote: 'Then most importantly my fiancé and the best thing to ever happen to me, Amanda.  'I have been to the very brink and dodged the worst that a human being can, without fear…because I was protected by love. Love is all you need, so make sure you get some, cos its good s***. ' RELATED...
    She noted that prior generations of Americans also faced shortages. "American consumers might have been spoiled, but generations of them have also dealt with shortages of some kind — gasoline in the 1970s, food rationing in the 1940s, housing in the 1920s when cities such as Detroit were booming. Now it's our turn to make adjustments," Maynard wrote. Many Twitter users sounded off on the matter, responding to a tweet that linked to Maynard's piece. Opinion: Don’t rant about short-staffed stores and supply chain woes. Try to lower expectations. https://t.co/3CLpV5HXbG — The Washington Post (@The Washington Post) 1634639846.0 "Welcome to Joe Biden's America," Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri tweeted. "'Try to lower your expectations' is becoming the theme of Joe Biden's America," former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows tweeted. "Biden 2024: Just Lower Your Expectations, Man," tweeted Blaze Media social media editor Jessica O'Donnell. "I use this argumentation form with my wife all the time. You could complain about towels on the floor and the toilet seat left up and me forgetting our anniversary, or...
    In a statement to the New York Post, a spokesperson for the show said, "He was responsive and was immediately taken to the hospital where he is continuing to receive medical care. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family as we await further updates on his condition." Goodwin on Oct. 2 tweeted, "I'm in Atlanta rigging a new stunt which I'm super excited about! Cranes and cars and explosives oh my! What's everyone else up to?" I’m in Atlanta rigging a new stunt which I’m super excited about! Cranes and cars and explosives oh my! What’s ever… https://t.co/r9hGix2wFr — Jonathan Goodwin (@Jonathan Goodwin) 1633195992.0 You can see a clip of the stunt in the video below. (Content warning: Disturbing video footage): AGT EXTREME FOOTAGE OF JONATHAN GOODWIN'S CAR STUNT GONE WRONG | Massive inferno www.youtube.com
    New York (CNN Business)Music superstars BTS and Harry Styles are hitting the road this fall, while The Weeknd and Billie Eilish have concerts planned for 2022. Live music is back — and that's great news for Live Nation (LYV).Shares of Live Nation, a concert promoter, venue operator and the owner of Ticketmaster, are up nearly 40% this year and trading near an all-time high.The company is still expected to post a loss for 2021. But investors are likely already looking ahead to next year, when the concert business should be mostly back to normal.Indeed, Live Nation said in its latest earnings release in August that the pipeline of shows for 2022 is up double digits from pre-pandemic levels in 2019 — and that many major acts have decided to extend current tours into 2023 and 2024 to meet pent-up demand. "The momentum for the return to live events has been building every month," Live Nation said in a press release, "with ticket sales and concert attendance pacing faster than expected, underscoring the strength and resiliency of the concert business and...
    America has already slipped into a recession that could be as bad as the 2008 financial meltdown according to key consumer data, a Dartmouth College professor has warned. David Blanchflower, of Dartmouth, and Alex Bryson, of University College London, say that every slump since the 1980s has been foreshadowed by 10-point drops in consumer indices from the Conference Board and University of Michigan.  The indices are drawn from questions put to ordinary Americans about their income expectations, employment conditions and what they expect for the US economy in the near future.  The Conference Board has measured a 25.3-point drop in 2021, while UM has recorded an 18.4-point slump. This compares to a 19-point and a 21-point dip for the indices respectively ahead of the 2008 global financial crash. 'It seems to us that there is every likelihood that the United States entered recession at the end of 2021,' the authors write in a new research paper.  David Blanchflower said the increasing 'mood music' that rates are about to be lifted was 'foolish' as price rises coming through the system now are almost...
    "The program begins with the claim that the United States is a 'white supremacy system,' designed by white Europeans 'for the purpose of assigning and maintaining white skin access to power and privilege,'" Rufo wrote in City Journal. "American history is presented as a long sequence of oppressions, from the 'construction of a white race' by colonists in 1680 to President Obama's stimulus legislation in 2009, 'another race neutral act that has disproportionately benefited white people.'" The program begins with the claim that the United States is a "white supremacy system," designed by white Europeans… https://t.co/E8qEfoQdkL — Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️) 1634242336.0 The training, which is dated October 2019, lists "characteristics of white supremacy culture" that include "worship of the written word," "individualism," "paternalism," "objectivity," "defensiveness," and "right to comfort." Walmart's CRT training claims that white people are guilty of "internalized racial superiority," while minorities suffer from "internalized racial inferiority." Minorities are also constrained by "constructed racist oppression," "lowered expectations," and "very limited choices," according to the leaked internal documents. ...
    Heartbreaking photos captured the moment two young Honduran girls holding up a sign with their aunt's contact information were found all alone by Border Agents after smugglers had left them stranded near the border in Arizona. The migrant girls, aged four and six, were spotted wandering alone south of the Morelos Dam on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Border Patrol's Yuma Sector reported on its Facebook page. An agent conducting a patrol tour of the area was worried about girls' wellbeing and immediately went over to them. SEE VIDEO BELOW  A four-year-old migrant (left) and her six-year-old sister (right) were rescued by agents assigned to U.S. Border Patrol's Yuma Sector in Yuma, Arizona, on Wednesday. The oldest child was carrying a sign with her aunt's contact information. The Yuma Sector said 'the girls were taken into custody and attempts will be made to reunite them with family' An officer with the U.S. Border Patrol's Yuma Sector escorts two migrant sisters to safety on Wednesday after they were spotted walking alone south of the Morelos Dam, located along the United States-Mexico border in...
    PSAKI: "The President wants to make fundamental change in our economy and he feels coming out of the Pandemic is ex… https://t.co/rOxwrzyswD — Benny (@Benny) 1634064095.0 Orchestrating fundamental change for America may be a new talking point from the Biden administration. Psaki, in fact, used that language several times during the press briefing. When asked earlier in the briefing about legislative negotiations, Psaki said of Biden, "No matter how you cut it, though, his view is we can still do something historic and that will fundamentally change the economy for the American people." Later, Psaki said the administration's priority in passing a massive spending bill is to "make some fundamental changes." Still later, Psaki said the goal of the Biden administration, once Congress acts on government funding and the debt ceiling, is to initiate fundamental change in America. "And then we can move forward on key components of the president's agenda that will fundamentally change the economy and make the lives of so many people in this country better," she said.
    Axios managing editor Margaret Talev claimed flatly on CNN on Monday that critical race theory just is not taught at all to K-12 students nationwide, including in Virginia, where there will be a gubernatorial election in just over a few weeks. During Inside Politics, there was a discussion about Democratic nominee and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe saying in a debate with his Republican opponent, Glenn Youngkin, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach. I get really tired of everybody running down teachers.” Soundbites were played of that and Youngkin saying on Fox News last week that “Terry McAuliffe wants to put government, bureaucrats, politicians between parents and their children,” adding that “Terry McAuliffe has sat sit down, be quiet, I don’t care what you think.” Inside Politics host John King said, “Terry McAuliffe would like to clean up his words again, as he did on the call, but it is difficult in a state where a close election will be determined in the fast-growing northern Virginia suburbs, where you have a lot of parents and a lot of debate about critical race theory and what’s being taught in schools, to have a...
    (CNN)Concern is rising on Wall Street over Washington's debt ceiling game of chicken. Goldman Sachs warned clients on Wednesday that Congress may fail to raise or suspend the debt ceiling prior to the October 18 deadline."It looks unlikely that Congress will address the debt limit before the last minute, and there appears to be a material risk that Congress fails to act by the October 18 deadline," Goldman Sachs economists wrote in in a note.The Wall Street bank added that a "lapse in borrowing authority looks like a real risk," although that lapse would "probably be brief."It's important to note that the Goldman Sachs warning was published prior to news that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is weighing two ideas to offer Democrats on addressing the debt limit. One option would be a short-term raise of the debt ceiling, a Republican source told CNN's Manu Raju.Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday reiterated that if the debt ceiling is not raised, the federal government will run out of cash and face extraordinary measures by October 18. After that date, Treasury would...
    'Children are the world's most valuable resource,' said President John F. Kennedy, 'and its best hope for the future.' He was absolutely right. A society is only as good as the children it nurtures, educates and prepares for adulthood. A society is also only as good as the protection it affords children. And the most important people at the heart of all this childcare are parents. I've got no time for mothers and fathers who don't care about their kids. For me, they're the lowest of the low. If you don't want to care for your children, then don't have them. But conversely, I have all the time in the world for parents who DO care about their kids – passionately, ferociously, unconditionally. Above all, I will defend to the last drop of my blood the right of any parent to want to protect their child. In the end, isn't that the overriding job of a parent – to keep their children from harm's way until they'd old enough to look after themselves? That doesn't mean I will always agree...
    If spooky houses aren’t cutting it for you anymore during Halloween, maybe a haunted forest will give you the scare you’re seeking out. From ghost sightings, concerning geographic features and frightful folklore, here are five hair-raising forests where you can test your bravery. 'SILENCE OF THE LAMBS' HOME OPEN FOR HALLOWEEN TRAVEL WITH SPOOKY PROPS, INTERACTIVE SETAppalachian Trail – Bluff Mountain, Va.The Chesapeake Bay Program reports that ghost stories have been shared about the Appalachian Trail. In 1892, a missing 4-year-old boy named Ottie Powell was found dead in Bluff Mountain’s George Washington National Forest. The case was never solved, but visitors who have traveled down the four-mile stretch where Powell was found have said they’ve felt an eeriness, according to the Chesapeake Bay Program. Some hikers have even gone as far as to say they’ve seen an apparition of a crying little boy that disappears when approached. FAMOUSLY HAUNTED TOWN IN ENGLAND BEGS GHOST HUNTERS TO STOP LITTERINGBloody Lane Trail – Sharpsburg, Md. Bloody Lane Trail is a Civil War battleground that is located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, and...