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    Photo via Tasos Katopodis/AFP via Getty Images As the political world reacts to the death of Bob Dole, President Joe Biden has released a statement eulogizing the former senator and Republican nominee for president. In a press release, Biden spoke of his friendship with Dole throughout their political careers, describing the personal bond they had despite standing on opposite sides of the political spectrum. After rattling off several of the highlights from Dole’s political career, Biden honored the late senator as “an American statesman,” “a war hero,” and “a friend whom I could look to for trusted guidance, or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle frayed nerves.” “Bob was a man to be admired by Americans,” Biden said. “He had an unerring sense of integrity and honor. May God bless him, and may our nation draw upon his legacy of decency, dignity, good humor, and patriotism for all time.” A month after being sworn in as President, one of the first conversations I had with anyone outside the White House was with our dear friends, Bob...
    Following the announcement of former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole's passing on Sunday, tributes started to pour in from both sides of the aisle. In a statement, President Joe Biden remembered the times he shared with Dole, who died on Sunday from lung cancer at the age of 98. 'A month after being sworn in as president, one of the first conversations I had with anyone outside the White House was with our dear friends, Bob and Elizabeth Dole, at their home in Washington. 'Bob had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and I was there to offer the same support, love and encouragement that they showed me and Jill when our son Beau battled cancer.  'Like all true friendships, regardless of how much time has passed, we picked up right where we left off, as though it were only yesterday that we were sharing a laugh in the Senate dining room or debating the great issues of the day, often against each other on the Senate floor. 'I saw in his eyes, the same light, brave and determination...
    AN URBAN explorer has discovered an abandoned farm full of antiques – including ornate wooden furniture, fine china, and "creepy" kids' dolls. Daniel Sims, 32, from Huddersfield, found the farm in Yorkshire with “everything left behind”, from toothbrushes and beauty products, beds ready to sleep in, and children’s toys scattered throughout the home. 18An uber explorer discovered an abandoned farmhouseCredit: Jam Press 18The home looked recently left behindCredit: Jam Press 18It looked like people simply packed up and left in a hurryCredit: Jam Press Daniel regularly shares his adventures into abandoned buildings on his YouTube channel, BeardedReality. In his latest video, he explores the property, which appears to have been left to decay and contains "thousands of dollars" worth of antiques. Having heard about the farm via a fellow explorer, Daniel and his friend Steve entered via a small open window. “I started seeing lots of items left around so a wave of excitement took hold as I went inside,” Daniel told Jam Press. “I could tell it was going to be interesting to look at this place. “The atmosphere...
    Enes Kanter said he was “proud” to announce he was officially an American after and taking the oath of citizenship to be an American. The Boston Celtics center posted a two-minute plus video on Twitter Monday which showed him proudly raising his right hand and taking the oath. Kanter is from Turkey. (RELATED: NBA Player Enes Kanter Says He’s Becoming A Citizen Of ‘The Greatest Country In The World’) “I am proud to be an American,” Kanter tweeted to his hundreds of thousands of followers from the account for Enes Kanter Freedom. “Greatest nation in the world.” I am proud to be an American. Greatest nation in the world. The Land of the free, and home of the brave.  pic.twitter.com/8mbUX1dpWS — Enes Kanter FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) November 29, 2021 “The Land of the free, and home of the brave,” he added. At the end of the video, we see him hug the judge as the NBA star was wearing a T-shirt that had an American flag on it that read, “U.S. Citizen, Established 2021.” The Celtics’ star recently made headlines...
    Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is now Enes Kanter Freedom, and he is also an official citizen of the United States of America. On Monday, the outspoken human rights advocate and fearless critic of Chinese communist slave labor made it official, as he swore the oath of citizenship before a judge while wearing a tee-shirt emblazoned with the American flag. I am proud to be an American.Greatest nation in the world. The Land of the free, and home of the brave. ???????? pic.twitter.com/8mbUX1dpWS — Enes Kanter FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) November 29, 2021 The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the Celtics star, who was born in Switzerland but raised in Turkey and has Turkish citizenship, would choose “Freedom” for his last name and make Kanter his middle name. Freedom has become the only active NBA player to openly, directly, and consistently criticize China for its numerous human rights violations and massive slave labor programs. Moreover, America’s newest citizen has also taken direct aim at the face of his league, LeBron James, and his intricate ties to communist China and, by extension, slave...
    Jack Dorsey announced today plans to step down as head of Twitter. That prompted Candace Owens to say the following: “I’ve been telling people for years. Jack Dorsey is not your enemy. He is a prisoner at his own company. Good thing the Parler app is finally working properly and looks amazing. The communists will fully run Twitter soon.” If you don’t already know Candace Owens, all you need to know is that she’s a koshering virtuoso. Like some Jewish people who make anti-Semitism seem respectable, Owens, who is Black, makes white supremacy seem fine and dandy. She appears to think Jack Dorsey had been some kind of bulwark against liberal sensibilities. Now that he’s leaving, she said, “the communists will fully run Twitter soon.” I don’t care what Owens thinks about anything. Neither should you. Every word she says -- including “a” and “the” -- is a variety of bad faith. Even hyping Parler is deceptive. Authoritarians can’t succeed on the margins of media and society, where Parler is. To sabotage their enemies, they must appear as respectable as...
    Hong Kong under the yoke of BeijingDocument Launched in the region in mid-November, the streaming site offers hundreds of episodes of Matt Groning’s famous series. But one of them is missing, where there is a clear reference to the 1989 repression. The most famous American animated family came to China, which may have made Beijing proud. Except for episode 12 of Season 16 of their adventures, the Simpsons have a “bad” idea of ​​going to Tiananmen Square. In the cartoon, a sign paradoxically states the following: “On this site, in 1989, nothing happened”. Note on Omarda, who rules China, around the suppression of pro-democracy protests in Beijing’s most famous square. Excerpt from Episode 12 of Season 16 of “The Simpsons”. (Video screenshot via Walt Disney Company) This episode cannot be viewed in Hong Kong (legally). It is not on the American online video site Disney +, which launched in the financial metropolis in mid-November. Quickly seen by attentive viewers, the absence of this episode raises fears that censorship will become as routine in Hong Kong as it is...
              moreby Andrew Oleksiw   Do you ever wonder why Democratic politicians frequently resort to name calling when challenging Republicans? Why do the so-called mainstream media always seem to have the same anti-Republican talking points? Why are Republican judges consistently portrayed as evil? Why do progressive commentators and democratic policy makers always seem to “talk down” to their conservative opponents? Alternatively, does it seem odd that most Republican politicians and conservative speakers often try to portray their arguments as policy disagreements and their opponents as “good people” with “differing views”? Republicans and most mainstream conservative pundits generally answer policy questions directly. They try to show respect and yield to opposing points when they make sense. Republicans in general just want to argue for practical solutions to problems. The reason for this is simple: the Democratic Party over time has embraced an all-encompassing ideology that governs the way their politics and quest for power are shaped. All Democratic politicians and their pundits embrace at least some key aspects of this ideology. This fact is not readily apparent to everyone because Americans are...
              moreby Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich and Speaker Newt Gingrich   Thanksgiving means a lot more than turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. More than 401 years ago, courageous pilgrims set sail across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower to start a new life in North America.  They arrived at Plymouth on November 11, 1620, after a dangerous crossing and founded a new settlement where they could practice their faith freely. In Plymouth, these pilgrims agreed on how this new settlement would be governed. Their historic covenant began, “In the name of God, Amen.” Today, we know this agreement as the Mayflower Compact. In November 1621, the newly arrived pilgrims and the Wampanoag people gathered at Plymouth for a harvest celebration, in thanks for having survived the brutal winter – an event regarded as America’s “first Thanksgiving.” Our earliest evidence of this comes from the journal of pilgrim William Bradford, who wrote of a “great store of wild turkeys” which were shared between the pilgrims and the Native Americans who lived in the Plymouth Rock area. The first National Day of Thanksgiving...
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee slammed the left for claiming America is "evil" Wednesday on "Fox News Primetime."  This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for democracy and the commonsense of ordinary Americans MIKE HUCKABEE: I really don't care what they think. I love this country. I'm grateful to God for America. I could have been born anywhere on this planet, but by His dear grace, I was born in this country where I've had freedom. Now I grew up poor, but I'm not poor anymore. And I'm grateful that in this country I didn't have to stop where I started. And that's the greatest thing for which all of us can be thankful. We have the right to speak. We have the right to worship as we please. We can get on our knees and thank God.  And by the way, we can get on our knees and protest the flag if we want to. We look like idiots doing it to this country, but we're free to do that. We're free to be stupid, and a lot of people are exercising...
    In a performance likely to win him a Best Actor Oscar, Will Smith plays Richard Williams, father of tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. By night, Richard works as a security guard. By day, he pours everything into executing a plan he mapped out for his daughters even before they were born: Venus and Serena, two little girls from Compton, will be the Michael Jordans of women’s tennis. It’s a ludicrous plan, preposterous, and as he works the country clubs of Southern California with a homemade “brochure” seeking sponsors and coaches, he’s greeted by “polite society” as a charming eccentric. The truth, though, is that he’s anything but. Watch below: King Richard Williams is the brilliant, driven,  and loving protector of his daughters’ futures and innocence. He is also hard-headed, single-minded, obsessive, and even a little underhanded at times. But what he proves to be above all else is the only thing that matters: he’s right. Those girls are everything he said, and then some. Even though we know the outcome, the pleasures here, and this movie is pure...
    (CNN)On Thursday in Washington, Presidents Joe Biden and Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet for the first time in person since 2012, when neither of the two had their current jobs. Jorge CastañedaWhile they have held several virtual encounters, and high-level American officials have traveled to Mexico recently, this first face-to-face meeting will give Biden an opportunity to review his disastrous immigration policy. From day one of his administration, it has dominated his approach toward Mexico.Although discussions on other issues -- trade, investment, drugs, security -- have taken place at high levels, migration has pushed everything else to a back burner. The same thing happened under the Trump administration, more or less: With the exception of the new trade agreement, labeled USMCA, former President Donald Trump put immigration at the top of his list, when it came to US-Mexico relations, to the exclusion of almost everything else. Biden to meet with Trudeau and López Obrador for first US-Canada-Mexico summit since 2016Biden's dismal poll numbers on immigration and Republicans' unforgiving attacks on his handling of the border have led the...
    Tennessee Democratic Rep. Gloria Johnson compared “Let’s Go Brandon” chants aimed at President Joe Biden to “burning an American flag” in a recent tweet. Johnson’s comments were made in response to a tweet from “The Tennessee Holler.” “’Let’s Go Brandon!’ is like chanting ‘overrated!’ at a team even after they kicked you’re ass,’” The Tennessee Holler wrote. “Let’s Go Brandon!” is like chanting “overrated!” at a team even after they kicked your ass. — The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) November 15, 2021 Johnson re-tweeted this statement to her feed, adding, “As a friend said, I think it should be equated with burning the flag, in essence, that’s what they’re doing.” As a friend said, I think it should be equated with burning the flag, in essence, that’s what they are doing. https://t.co/0WrJzFSkwv — Rep. Gloria Johnson (@VoteGloriaJ) November 15, 2021 Johnson later followed up with another tweet that said, “Reading is fundamental. It’s not a legal take, it’s a person’s opinion. And as a few were smart enough to understand-both are protected speech.” Johnson’s second statement appears to be...
    “Impeachment: American Crime Story” was a great series. Despite the fact I’ve been running behind schedule a little bit, I finally finished “Impeachment” over the weekend, and I loved it. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by American Crime Story FX (@americancrimestoryfx) The awesome FX series follows former President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky and all the chaos that followed. FX is known for producing great shows and “Impeachment” wasn’t an exception at all.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by American Crime Story FX (@americancrimestoryfx) I’m a huge history buff and I dig my teeth into literally anything and everything I can find involving history. While I was alive when all hell broke loose with Lewinsky and Clinton, I was too young to recognize what was going on or the stakes.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by American Crime Story FX (@americancrimestoryfx) “Impeachment” does an amazing job going over...
    But Manchin said that he did not back Califf's nomination in 2016 and he will not do so now. "Dr. Califf's nomination makes no sense as the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc on families across this country with no end in sight," Manchin said. "2020 was the deadliest year on record for drug related overdose deaths with 1,386 West Virginians and nearly 95,000 Americans dying from a drug related overdose. "I have made it abundantly clear that correcting the culture at the FDA is critical to changing the tide of the opioid epidemic. Instead, Dr. Califf's nomination and his significant ties to the pharmaceutical industry take us backwards not forward. His nomination is an insult to the many families and individuals who have had their lives changed forever as a result of addiction. I could not support Dr. Califf's nomination in 2016 and I cannot support it now," the senator said in the statement. My statement on the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to serve as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner:pic.twitter.com/vuhcx3Kcs7 — Senator Joe Manchin (@Senator Joe...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden said Friday that he plans to appoint an official from outside his administration to oversee implementation of the large infrastructure bill he intends to sign on Monday.After spending months wrangling votes to pass the $1.2 trillion public works package, the President is turning his attention to ensuring it is enacted as intended.Biden and congressional Democrats hope to have some tangible benefit from the new law before next year's midterm elections but are mindful that the appearance of wasted money could sour the public on a package that, for now, remains widely popular."The American people sent us here to deliver. The American people sent us here to make their government work, and they sent us here to make a difference in their lives. And I believe we're doing that," Biden said during a Friday afternoon meeting with members of his Cabinet. The session was called specifically to discuss implementation of the infrastructure bill.Biden has touted the measure as proof Democrats and Republicans can work together to improve the lives of Americans. He has invited several Republicans to join...
    As immigrants, Republican Reps. Victoria Spartz, Carlos Gimenez, and Young Kim understand why so many people want to build a new life in the United States. Their experiences give them a unique authority to criticize how President Joe Biden and his administration are handling a flood of immigrants at the southern border. The three immigrant House Republicans, all freshman members elected in 2020, said in interviews with the Washington Examiner that the Biden administration’s handling of the southern border is an “atrocity” and a “crisis of humanity” that undermines the country’s legal immigration system, which, they added, is also broken. “It's a human crisis,” said Spartz, of Indiana, who immigrated from Ukraine. She added that “instead of protecting the country and helping our citizens,” the current policies “incentivize illegal activity, incentivize drug trafficking and human trafficking.” BIDEN SENT 70 SECRET NIGHT FLIGHTS OF MIGRANTS FROM BORDER TO FLORIDA Spartz came to the U.S. with her American husband in 2000 when she was in her early 20s, but she did not get U.S. citizenship for years...
    Jerusalem (CNN)Sitting next to the Israeli Foreign Minister in Washington this October, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was clear: The Americans want to re-open their consulate in Jerusalem to serve Palestinians. "We'll be moving forward with the process of opening a consulate as part of deepening of those ties with the Palestinians," Blinken said at the State Department. Less than a month later, Israel's political leadership was also clear: it has no plans to approve such a consulate (the host country must approve any new foreign consulate). Asked by CNN at a press conference Saturday evening about US intentions, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said his government had presented its opinion to the Americans "clearly and openly." "There is no room for another American consulate in Jerusalem. We always present our position quietly without drama and we expect it to be understood. Jerusalem is the capital of one state and that's the state of Israel," Bennett said, standing alongside Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman. "I'm sure our American friends and us will continue to collaborate on a...
    Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Magazine reporter and founder of the 1619 project, said she felt 'shame' as an 'American and a human being' on Saturday after visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan.  The museum features artifacts belonging to the estimated 146,000 victims of the atomic bomb. 'Feeling ashamed of shameful things is not BAD. It’s called being an empathetic and moral human being,' Hannah-Jones, who uses the name Ida Bae Wells on Twitter, wrote.  'Shame helps us do better. When I visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum about the impact of the US’s atomic bomb, as an American, I felt shame.' Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Magazine reporter and founder of the 1619 project, said she felt 'shame' as an 'American and a human being' on Saturday after visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (pictured), commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan 'As a Black American, I knew the same govt that bombed Japan was also actively segregating Black Americans...
    UFC President Dana White said he will not force a vaccine requirement on the organization's fighters ahead of UFC 268, which is set to be held Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. "My fighters can get vaccinated or not," he said . "I believe as an American, that's your choice. If you want to get vaccinated — your body. This is a free country. You do what you want." UFC shows will be open to fans whether they are vaccinated or not, the UFC president said. BIDEN'S ALMA MATTER REMOVES 'LET'S GO BRANDON' SIGN AT FOOTBALL GAME "If you're vaccinated and you want to come to the event, you can come to the event in New York," White said. "If you're not, we're gonna be putting on 44 events around the country, you can go to one of those shows." White says he is tired of the craziness and restrictions associated with the pandemic, adding that Tuesday's election in Virginia is a sign people around the country feel the same way, Fox...
    VIDEO4:4804:48Venture Global CEO Mike Sabel on the company's $30B purchase deal with China's SinopecWorldwide Exchange U.S.-based Venture Global LNG announced on Thursday a 20-year supply agreement with China's Sinopec, the largest long-term liquefied natural gas supply deal ever signed by an American company. "Over the term of the contract, it is going to aggregate more than 80 million tons," Venture Global CEO Mike Sabel told CNBC's "Worldwide Exchange." "On a dollar basis, that will eventually end up being over $30 billion for the life of the contract." The deal also makes Venture Global the top American LNG exporter to China. The company will deliver the product from its plant in Plaquemines, Louisiana. "We've relentlessly focused on delivering the lowest possible delivered clean LNG to the market," Sabel added. "That's what our good friends and our customers at Sinopec in China were looking for." "[The deal] reflects the shared mission of Sinopec and Venture Global in promoting the global energy transition," Sinopec President Ma Yongsheng said in a statement, stressing it's a significant step in achieving carbon emission and neutrality goals. The...
    Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink is fighting back against the "economic war" amid the supply chain crisis.  "I spent the first part of my life fighting those battles in the military," Willink told "Fox & Friends" Thursday. "Now…I'm trying to take our fight to our communist adversaries through the economic wars."The Origin USA co-owner added in order to win the "economic war," America must own supply chains and create products in the country.  Willink's comments come as All-American companies see a surge in sales due to the supply shortage. Willink said his company, marketed as selling goods ‘handcrafted in America,' is seeing a huge demand in American products since the nation has experienced supply chain issues abroad.  "We've literally bought machines from overseas and brought them back to America. It's one machine at a time and it's one job at a time," the former Navy SEAL told co-host Steve Doocy. Origin USA headquarters is located in Farmington, Maine, where Willink co-owns the company with his business partner, Pete Roberts.   VideoWillink continued to say his company consists of a...
    During an appearance on FNC’s “The Story,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reacted to the outcomes in Virginia and New Jersey’s gubernatorial elections, where Republicans showed stronger than anticipated results a day earlier. According to the Kentucky Republican, the lackluster showing for Democrats was a “referendum” on Biden. “Well, actually, even more significant than Virginia is New Jersey,” he said. “We were not even competitive in the governor’s race up there. And yet, the Republican candidate who no one knew almost won. I think what we can safely say about New Jersey, and to some extent in Virginia, it was a referendum on the popularity of the Biden administration and what they’re trying to do. I would argue that, had they already passed this reckless tax-and-spending bill, they would have lost worse. I think what the American people are saying, don’t do that. Don’t double down on taxation and spending.” “The American people have had enough of all of this excess. And I think they sent a message yesterday: Stop. Stop,” McConnell continued. “That’s the message that should be...
    Spanish media reported on Wednesday that a cryptocurrency businessman claimed that thieves had stolen “tens of thousands of euros in bitcoin” after robbing his apartment in Madrid. The victim claims that the thieves tortured him for four hours and forced him to reveal the passwords for his digital assets. Four or five people rang the doorbell of the man’s apartment and entered when the door opened for them. The Spanish police confirmed the authenticity of the media reports. The perpetrators are suspected to have come from Eastern Europe, however, a spokesman for investigators said they were following all possible avenues. The burglary took place Tuesday in a luxury apartment complex near the Prado Museum in the center of the Spanish capital, and the victim is a 38-year-old U.S. citizen from Santa Barbara, California, who has lived in Spain since the late 1990s. . Two more men – a friend and a craftsman – were in the apartment at the time of the robbery, and both were tied up and gagged, according to information provided by the victim. The man said...
    Republicans and small oil and gas business owners have said President Biden's plan to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030 will lead to skyrocketing energy bills, companies going out of business and unnecessary burdens on the industries. Biden announced his tighter regulations on the oil and gas industries during his second day at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, to an audience of world leaders, climate advisors and Leonardo DiCaprio. The new Environmental Protection Agency rules include the capping of old wells to stop leaks and potential fines for any firms that don't obey. The Democrats are also trying to push a methane tax through Congress that would clamp down on businesses with high emissions.  Beyond the bid to fix older wells and pipelines, there were few other details in how Biden would reduce the level of emissions so substantially by 2030. But high-ranking members of the GOP were quick to criticize the plan as an attack on U.S. energy that would hurt ordinary Americans when gas prices are at their highest level in seven years. Sen. John Barrasso,...
    New public opinion research from the nonprofit Public Religion Research Institute, part of its 12th annual American Values Survey, has returned alarming findings. Close to one-third of Republicans in the survey, or 30%, agreed with the statement that "true American patriots may have to resort to violence in order to save our country." That was more than the combined total of Democrats and independents who say the same thing (at 11% and 17%, respectively). PRRI CEO and founder Robert Jones said the large proportion of Republicans who appear ready to endorse political violence is "a direct result of former President Trump calling into question the election." Jones noted that according to the same survey, more than two-thirds of Republicans (68%) claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump, as opposed to only 26% of independents and 6% of Democrats. The study also found that 39% of those who believed that Trump had won the 2020 election endorsed potential violence, compared to only 10% of those who rejected election misinformation. There were also signs of a split...
    Former NFL player Jack Brewer has slammed Colin Kaepernick for comparing a football draft to slavery, saying 'he has an evil, anti-American spirit' and that his Netflix special should be 'illegal'.  In his documentary Colin in Black & White, Kaepernick likened the NFL's player selection meeting to slavery, with one scene showing players being paraded in front of coaches and scouts before they're seen in shackles on an auction block. Fellow footballer Brewer – who played for the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Arizona Cardinals – said Kaepernick's comments were harmful to minorities. 'This new Colin Kaepernick doctrine that's penetrating the minds and hearts of so many of our underserved black kids is the single largest threat to black men in the United States of America,' Brewer told Fox News.  'Because right now, folks are thinking that they're victims are living in the most prosperous the most opportunity [sic] in any country in the world.' In his Netflix special Colin in Black & White, ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick likened the NFL's player selection meeting...
    First Lady Jill Biden arrived in Naples, Italy Monday afternoon to tour a DOD-funded school, splitting off from husband, President Joe Biden, who traveled to Scotland to participate in the COP26 climate summit.  Biden arrived at the military airport, Mario De Bernardi, outside of Rome, wearing a white dress and dark pink blazer. She paired her outfit with a matching pink face mask, a blue scarf and taupe boots.  She spent several minutes on the breezy tarmac greeting military personnel and hugging staff who accompanied her on the G20 trip to Rome, before taking off for Naples.  First Lady Jill Biden arrives in Naples, Italy on Monday, to tour an American military school operated by the Department of Defense after a packed weekend in Rome First Lady Jill Biden walked out on a breezy tarmac at the airport outside of Rome Monday  For her last night in Rome, Biden made a surprise trip to the Borghese Gallery in Rome Sunday, after spending a final lunch with the G20 spouses.  FLOTUS, dressed casually in an olive jacket over a cream top, leather pants...
    CDC's advisory committee meets this week, with approval likely to quickly follow. Shot doses are already being distributed, with availability likely by the end of the week. BBC: Conspiracist charged over alleged French coup plot Rémy Daillet is accused of forming an extremist group to plan a series of attacks against the French state. French reports say he allegedly recruited soldiers for an attempt to seize the presidential palace in Paris. Mr Daillet's lawyer denied the allegations and called him a "political prisoner". Once a regional leader of a centrist political party, Mr Daillet, 54, has become an influential figure in French conspiracy circles. The Frenchman was already being prosecuted for allegedly organising the abduction of an eight-year-old girl at her mother's request in eastern France in April. xI'm a professor at an HBCU and I don't teach critical race theory. I have no idea what the heck these right wing parents think is happening at local schools that often barely have enough funding for gym class, let alone complicated sociology. pic.twitter.com/BUm9VMrDrC— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) October 30,...
    (CNN)A US military panel asked for clemency in the case against a Guantánamo detainee, saying in a letter obtained by CNN that the treatment the detainee has experienced while in US custody over the past almost two decades is "an affront to American values and concept of justice." The New York Times was first to report the letter.Majid Shoukat Khan is one of 39 detainees who still remains at the military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Khan was captured in Pakistan in 2003 and was held for more than three years at secret CIA prisons known as "black sites." Khan's attorneys have said that he suffers "severe physical and psychological trauma from which he is unlikely ever to recover fully" as a result of the torture.Khan, a native of Pakistan who went to high school in Baltimore, Maryland, was held by the US government without being charged until 2012. He pleaded guilty in 2012, as a part of a deal that required him to testify against other detainees. After being convicted, he did not receive a final sentencing until October...
    A Boston mayoral candidate of Arabic-Polish descent has revealed that she only began identifying as a person of color in adulthood. Annissa Essaibi George, 47, said that she did not formerly consider herself a person of color as there has been a long history of debate over what category of race Arab Americans fit in. Her comments have sparked fresh debate over racism for Arab-Americans, who often aren't given a specific ethnicity box to check while completing paperwork.   Essaibi George will face off against fellow Boston City Councilor and Democrat Michelle Wu on Tuesday for the title of not only being the first person of color but also the first woman to be mayor. Arabic-Polish Boston mayoral candidate Annissa Essaibi George, 47, described her struggle for racial identity and whether she was considered a person of color  Essaibi George is facing off against Democratic candidate Michelle Wu, who is Taiwanese American In reference to racial identity, Essaibi George described the struggle of being within the Arab community of the US despite being able to pass as white.  'We have found...
    With business already strong and a national infrastructure program likely to further increase demand for its products, DuPont realized it needed a strategy to find more workers. So it did what any sensible employer would do—turned to the union for help. DuPont approached United Steelworkers (USW) Local 12075 about the possibility of a worker recruitment campaign highlighting the availability of union jobs, which provide the benefits, security and dignity more and more Americans seek in the wake of COVID-19. Major investments in America's infrastructure will modernize the nation and revitalize its industrial base. But an infrastructure program is about more than rebuilding roads and bridges. It's about creating more of those family-sustaining union jobs and rebuilding the middle class. It's about creating an economy that's not only more powerful but more just. In August, the Senate took the critical first step by passing a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would pave the way for long-overdue improvements in roads, water systems, school buildings, airports, communications networks, energy systems and manufacturing facilities. Now, the House needs to pass its own version of...
    Fascists. Cowards. Anti-American hoax promoters. Liars. Malevolent. Dangerous. Here's an entire New York Times story about a genuinely bad, malevolent person. It's not framed that way, of course, because Neutrality, but the Times tossed a reporter in the direction of Great Falls, Montana, to give us another report from the Trumpian underbelly of America and once again, it's a paranoid, conspiracy-obsessed, strategically dishonest sh-tshow that explains a lot about why the True Americans nesting comfortably in Trumpism have steadily been gravitating toward fascism as a matter of natural course. The Times story is a long explainer about Rae Grulkowski and her quest to keep local civic-minded Montana residents from getting a token amount of federal funds by designating a chunk of the state a "national heritage area." It's a largely meaningless designation that provides minor federal funds to help preserve local points of interest and boost history-minded tourism. A bunch of Montana folks got a bee in their bonnets about it, part of the general True American suspicion that the federal government is evil and just out to trick people (thanks again,...
    Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) said on Tuesday the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill being pushed by Democrats includes a “carve-out” to provide “unlimited use of foreign workers” for Big Tech companies. “This is typical of these giant, massive, Washington D.C. bills,” Hagerty said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. “This is a bill that we’ve dug through — over 2,500 pages, just to be clear — and buried and hidden inside that bill is a carve-out for corporations.” He continued, “It allows unlimited green cards for 10 years. Corporations can bring people. Foreign workers can come to American soil, and what a green card does is [provide] permanent resident status.” Hagerty noted foreign workers typically work for less than American citizens in terms of the same jobs. “I want [Americans] to be able to hold those jobs to step up on the career ladder to improve their own lives, not to have the permanent pressure of foreign workers coming in who will work more cheaply,” he said. “That’s not what we need to have happen in America.”...
    Democrats may — may — finally be about to agree on a revenue and spending plan. It will clearly be smaller than President Joe Biden’s original proposal, and much smaller than what progressives wanted. It will, however, be infinitely bigger than what Republicans would have done, because if the GOP controlled Congress, we would be doing nothing at all to invest in America’s future. But what will the plan do? Far too much reporting has focused mainly on the headline spending number — $3.5 trillion, no, $1.5 trillion, whatever — without saying much about the policies this spending would support. To be fair, though, the Biden administration could have done a better job of summarizing its plans in pithy slogans. So let me propose a one-liner: Tax the rich, help America’s children. This gets at much of what the legislation is likely to do: Reporting suggests that the final bill will include taxes on billionaires’ incomes and minimum taxes for corporations, along with a number of child-oriented programs. And action on climate change can, reasonably, be considered another way of...
    NEW ORLEANS -- Jon Batiste, the co-composer of Disney and Pixar's Soul, talks about a new exhibit coming to museums across the country that celebrates the influence of jazz on American culture and identity. First introduced at Walt Disney World's EPCOT, The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure is now hitting the road and heading to cities with deep jazz roots, like New Orleans, Kansas City, and Harlem, New York."If we don't know who we are, we don't know where we're going," says Batiste on the importance of preserving jazz history-- a key focus of this exhibit where visitors learn about some of the most important people, places, and performances that influenced a genre originated by African Americans."I want people to sing, I want people to dance, I want people to feel the joy and transcendence of jazz," Batiste notes. Starting October 26th, Walt Disney Imagineering, in collaboration with museum curators, will be bringing this exhibit to the New Orleans Jazz Museum with additional dates and tour stops to follow.For more information about The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure,...
    This week on MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) slammed the U.S. Supreme Court as an “extremist court” that was “out of step with the American people.” Host Jonathan Capehart aired a clip of a Democratic Texas state representative lamenting that the Supreme Court was acting like abortion was “an issue that we need to vacillate over.” Warren agreed and argued that “70% of Americans” want Roe v. Wade to “remain the law of the land.” “Look, the court has signaled 40 different ways that it is an extremist court, out of step with the American people, and that it’s willing to line up and take a shot at Roe v. Wade,” Warren outlined. “Now, whether they’ll get rid of it entirely or just let the states continue to chip at it, come on. They’ve given us every possible signal. But for me, what that means is it’s time for Congress to step up.” She continued, “The American people strongly support Roe v. Wade. About 70% of Americans say they want that to remain the law of the...
    (CNN)Nine months after taking office, President Joe Biden still doesn't have a permanent director of a critical agency in his administration. The last Cabinet-level position that hasn't been filled is the director of the Office of Management and Budget -- an agency that not many Americans are familiar with but is an incredibly powerful part of the federal government. Shalanda Young has been serving as the acting director since March, after the White House pulled Neera Tanden's nomination for the role because she didn't have enough support in the Senate. Tanden was named as the White House staff secretary on Friday."When you're a substitute teacher, no matter how good you are as an educator, you are still limited in your ability to have the full range of impact that you really want," Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan good-governance organization -- told CNN. Stier said: "Anyone who cares about anything that the government does should care about who runs OMB, and having a temporary or an acting individual is not enough."Read MoreThe lack...
    It was the first time in decades that she’d seen his glow. At the California foundry that fired a bust of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Percy Newton, his widow supervised as a bronze caster put finishing touches on what is to become the first permanent public art piece honoring the party in the city of its founding. “It just glowed, like he did,” Fredrika Newton said. “His skin just glistened.” The unveiling is scheduled for Sunday at Dr. Huey P. Newton Way and Mandela Parkway, near the spot where Newton was murdered in 1989. It comes as Panther alumni, descendants and others gathered to mark the 55th anniversary of a party that has long been both celebrated and vilified. Newton remains a divisive figure. Many people still dismiss him as the leader of a band of beret-wearing, gun-toting hustlers — and no doubt would deplore the prospect of an American city memorializing him with a statue. Others say his failings were a drag on the Black Power movement. Still, many love him to this day, venerating him as...
    A California math teacher is under fire after she was filmed donning a feather headdress and doing a bizarre 'Native American' dance for her students.  Footage of John W North High School math teacher Candice Reed donning feathered headgear while chanting 'SOH CAH TOA' -a mnemonic for remembering the definitions of the trigonometric functions sine, cosine, and tangent- has gone viral.   The video was posted to Facebook on Wednesday by Shadae Johnson, a member of the Urban Indigenous Peoples Advisory Council Member in Vancouver. Johnson said the footage was filmed on Tuesday by a Native American student in Reed's math class.  Swipe Down For Video:  Footage of John W North High School math teacher Candice Reed donning feathered headgear while chanting 'SOH CAH TOA' has gone viral Another clip shows Reed on top of her desk, legs crossed and arms outstretched praying 'please tell me the secret Indian (illegible) but they don't hear' According to Johnson, the student started recording after several minute's of Reed 'war hooping and tomahawk chopping' because he 'felt that violence was being committed against him and he had the...
    It's no secret that voter suppression, the Big Lie, partisan gerrymandering and other nakedly authoritarian tricks are at the heart of MAGA Republicanism. One Democrat who is sounding the alarm is David Pepper, former chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party and author of the book "Laboratories of Autocracy." During an interview with Vanity Fair's Chris Smith, Pepper addressed the ways in which Republicans are assaulting democracy at the state level. "Every few weeks," Pepper told Vanity Fair for a Q&A article published on October 20, "we all react to a crazy new law in some state, like voting restrictions in Texas. There's a lawsuit or a boycott — and then, we go back to debating something else that's happening in Washington. People never stop and think, 'Why does this keep happening in the states? Is anyone going to actually do something?' The problem is you say the word 'statehouse,' and people immediately go to sleep. But they are an Achilles heel of American governance: easily corruptible, unknown to most people, and with a lot of power to do damage." Much...
    I’ve got something to say about “you people.” That, as you may recall, was how I referred, in a recent column, to Mike Pence and others who have apparently sworn an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Florida taco bowl connoisseur who used to be president. It left a handful of readers well and truly irked. As one of them put it: “‘You people?’ How dare you lump all Trump voters like that.” Well, dear reader, I cannot tell a lie. That objectifying language was no accident. Rather, it was designed to make a point. In order to understand that point, you have to understand something else: I’m an American. By that, I don’t simply mean that I’m a U.S. citizen, though I am. But what I really mean is that I venerate the ideals on which this country was founded. Unalienable rights. Life and liberty, the pursuit of happiness. Freedom of speech. Of faith. Of conscience. Government by consent of the governed. Equality before the law. Because of those ideals, America already was a revolution even before it...
    As its name implies, “The Path of the Sioux” is dedicated to the so-called “American Indians”. In fact, if you want to know more about the lifestyle of “Indians”, it is necessary to step back. Here, we will focus on their representation through the Western and European eye. To do more things right, the Musசிe des Association in association with CREDOC conducted a survey among the French: “What is their view of the ‘Indians?”. For most French people, the Sioux smoking silence pipe, hunting savagery, nomads, dancing around the fire: all of this is due to the clichேd maintenance of the Wild West show, novels and cinema. “We tried to keep track of this scene. We wanted to question him since he was still (…) the idea was to look for this iconic constructionJohn Gormier, project manager of the exhibition, explains This is the meaning of the first scene on display, a grand and fast-paced scene, with an introductory phrase, “A specific picture of an American Indian”. Place an exhibition of 158 pieces used in the...
    Author Douglas Murray blasted the National Recreation and Park Association after it released a woke equity language guide advising individuals against using the word "Americans." Murray joined "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday to discuss the move, explaining how it is a strategy to sow discord and advance the left's agenda.  CANCEL CULTURE: DAVE CHAPPELLE AND OTHER COMEDIANS WHO HAVE TAKEN SIDES  DOUGLAS MURRAY: That's right. Anyone who thought the National Parks and Recreation Authority to say ‘look after national parks’ would be surprised to discover, actually, it's about policing language. Like everything else, they're obsessed. You look at their website, by the way, they talk entirely about things like equity in the parks. It reminds me of something that happened last year in the UK, where the English countryside was deemed racist in an audit by a left-wing organization. The National Parks Authority clearly think that the parks are somehow racist and need to be attacked.  …the National Parks and Recreation Authority's guidance here, it's amazing, isn't it? We've been discussing in recent years things like the disappearance of the...
                      by Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich and Speaker Newt Gingrich, Gingrich 360  It was an enormous shock to learn that Colin Powell died at 84 of complications from COVID-19. His devotion to duty, commitment to America, and innate sense of dignity and decency, made him seem ageless and timeless. We live near the Powells in McLean, Virginia.  Our pictures hang side-by-side at Simon’s Shoe and Luggage Repair. As a four-star general, Secretary of State, and National Security Adviser, Powell wandered around town as a normal citizen. He greeted one and all with courtesy and kindness. Every young American should learn about Gen. Powell’s life. He was born in Harlem. His parents were immigrants from Jamaica. And they taught him to study, to be courteous, and to do his duty. After graduating from City College of New York (the first free public school of higher education in the United States), Powell became a career Army officer. He joined Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) while in college and found that he enjoyed the...
    A controversial statue of a former San Jose mayor and captain in the Mexican–American War is one step closer to the chopping block after the city’s Art Commission on Monday night endorsed its removal. After months of collecting public input and hearing from historians, the arts commission unanimously recommended that San Jose officials remove the Thomas Fallon statue from its prominent downtown San Jose location on St. James street and place it in storage. The city council will make the ultimate decision whether to follow the commission’s recommendation at its meeting on Nov. 9. “The fact that this piece causes such deep turmoil for so many — those of you who have made this city what it is — it is unacceptable to me,” said commissioner Audrey Rumsby. “… To me, this is a very simple decision.” Commissioner Richard James, who said that the idea of hiding art and history was typically “repugnant” to him, acknowledged that the piece had “morphed into a contentious and unwelcome symbol.” Under the commission’s recommendation, the roughly 12,000-pound piece of art will permanently sit...
    With bamboo glass walls and green exterior lighting, the Vietnamese American community in Santa Clara County will soon be able to access a sleek new building to either collect a medical prescription or get dental work done. The newly built 37,000 square foot Vietnamese American Service Center, located near the corner of Senter and Tully Road and about a 10 minute drive south from San Jose’s Little Saigon, includes a pharmacy, health clinic, dental and mental health services, meeting rooms and child care facilities. The site will fully open starting February 2022 and will operate Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. While anyone can use the center, it is focused on serving the second largest concentration of Vietnamese Americans in the country, with more than 140,000 such residents. The building’s health clinic is the thirteenth such facility in the county and aims to serve approximately 3,000 patients per year. “This is a culmination of years and years of work,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, one of the main advocates...