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    Former Republican Senator Bob Dole died at the age of 98 Sunday morning Former Republican Senator Bob Dole died at the age of 98 Sunday morning. 'It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,' the Elizabeth Dole Foundation tweeted on Sunday. 'At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. More information coming soon,' the statement continues. Dole served in the Senate for 27 years and was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996.  He represented Kansas in the Senate and was the Republican Leader of the upper chamber during the final 11 years of his tenure, including three nonconsecutive years as Senate Majority Leader. Dole leaves behind his wife Elizabeth, 85, and daughter Robin, 67.
    President Biden raised concerns Friday morning sounding particularly hoarse as he delivered remarks on November's jobs report, which was less robust than expected.    The first question Biden took from reporters was about his raspy speech.  Biden said it was 'just a cold' and he is tested for Covid-19 every day.  'What I have is a one and a half year old grandson who likes to kiss his pop,' Biden said.  The president seemed to refer to his son Hunter's youngest child Beau Jr.   Weeks ago the 79-year-old president had a benign polyp removed during his colonoscopy. The physician also ran a series of tests and found that the president's frequent 'throat clearing' could also be due to gastroesophageal reflux and found that there 'were zero tumors or polyps, and his vocal cord appearance and function were normal.'  U.S. employers added just 210,000 jobs in November, well below the estimated half a million that economists had predicted.  It's a sign that companies are still cautious as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.  However, Biden touted the new report. 'We're looking at the sharpest...
    A Columbia University doctoral student was stabbed to death near the Manhattan campus on Thursday by a gang member who was arrested after stabbing a 27-year-old tourist 15 minutes later, police said.  Davide Giri, 30, a PHD candidate in computer science, died after being stabbed in the stomach by a 25-year-old member of the Bloods gang off-shoot, Every Body Killer, who had 11 prior arrests dating back to 2012, the New York Post reported.  Police arrested the gang member after they found a tourist injured with multiple stab wounds in the torso on West 110th Street and Cathedral Parkway. The gang member was spotted in Central Park threatening a third man with a knife. The injured tourist was taken to a nearby hospital and reported to be in stable condition.  Columbia University President Lee Bollinger wrote in an email to students, 'I write with great sorrow to share the tragic news that Davide Giri, a graduate student at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, was killed in a violent attack near campus on Thursday night.' 'This news is both unspeakably sad...
    U.S. employers added just 210,000 jobs in November, well below the estimated half a million that economists had predicted.  It's a sign that companies are still cautious as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.      The data was compiled before Wednesday's announcement that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was found in the U.S.  President Joe Biden will address the November jobs report Friday morning from the White House  The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 per cent, the lowest since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. It was 4.6 per cent in October.   The U.S. has gained back 83 per cent of the jobs lost due to the pandemic.  Wages increased further.  President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak about the jobs reports at 10:15 a.m. Friday morning.  The numbers come after a brighter October, when employers added 531,000 workers to their payrolls.  November's modest employment gains could temper expectations that the economy was poised for stronger growth this quarter after hitting a speed bump in the third quarter.  Consumer spending and manufacturing activity have been strong.  But the Omicron variant of COVID-19 poses...
    The Senate passed a bill Thursday night that will fund the federal government until February 18, sending it to President Joe Biden's desk a full day before the government would have shut down.  The final vote was 69 to 28, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 18 other Republicans joining Democrats to keep the government open.    After the House passed the same bill, 221-212, with just one Republican, retiring Rep. Adam Kinzinger voting alongside the Democratic majority earlier Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer arrived on the floor to announce the upper chamber had a deal.  'I am pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached between Democrats and Republicans that will allow the Senate to take up and pass the continuing resolution to fund the government through February 18,' Schumer said. 'With this agreement there will be no government shutdown.' The deal hatched in the Senate allowed for a vote on a single amendment, the Lee-Marshall amendment, which would defund Biden's vaccine mandate.     That amendment vote failed, with 48 voting to defund the vaccine mandate and...
    MSNBC was noticeably quiet on CNN's stunning suspension of its star anchor Chris Cuomo for several hours after it was announced.  CNN released a statement Tuesday evening that the "Cuomo Prime Time" host was being benched "indefinitely" amid damning revelations from the New York Attorney General's office that showed Cuomo was far more involved in aiding his embattled brother, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during his sexual harassment scandal than previously known.  However, while the suspension sent shockwaves across the media landscape during the 6 pm ET timeslot, MSNBC host Ari Melber ignored the breaking news.  CNN SUSPENDS CHRIS CUOMO ‘INDEFINITELY’ PENDING EVALUATION OF HIS INVOLVEMENT IN BROTHER'S SCANDALS MSNBC stars Joy Reid, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, who rivals Cuomo in the same 9 pm ET timeslot, Lawrence O'Donnell and Brian Williams all similarly avoided the subject.  Fox News' "Special Report" as well as "NBC Nightly News," ABC's "World News Tonight" and "CBS Evening News" all squeezed in the news about CNN in their broadcasts as it emerged.  CNN delayed addressing the suspension until the end of the 8 pm ET...
    The Biden administration is considering whether to force all travelers returning to the U.S. to quarantine for seven days to curb the spread of the potentially dangerous omicron variant – and may fine those who refuse, three federal health officials told the Washington Post. Travelers would not be able to forgo the potential quarantine mandate, even with a negative Covid test. It comes as Biden deliberates his winter Covid strategy and would be the first time federal fines are linked to quarantine and testing measures for U.S. travelers. Biden's tentative plan would also require everyone entering the country to be tested one day before boarding flights, regardless of their vaccination status or country from which they’re leaving. Another requirement could force all travelers to get tested again within three to five days of arrival. Biden is considering whether to mandate a seven-day quarantine for all travelers returning to the U.S.  Developing story, check back for updates.
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee recommended emergency use authorization of Merck & Co's experimental pill to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients on Tuesday. The drug, called molnupiravir, stops the virus from making copies of itself, which prevents it from spreading throughout the body.    Recent trial data have shown that it can reduce the risk of death or being hospitalized for those at high risk of severe Covid by 30 percent. On Tuesday, the Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (AMDAC) voted 13-10In favor of the drug. The FDA is not bound to follow the advisory group's recommendations but the agency rarely goes against the guidance of the group.  If authorized by the FDA and signed off by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Merck's drug could be the first oral antiviral medication for COVID-19 - and could allow patients to take the drug at home instead of requiring them to go to a hospital for treatment. An FDA advisory committee voted in favor of emergency use authorization of Merck & Co's pill to treat mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients. Pictured:...
    Federal reserve chair Jerome Powell warned Tuesday the central bank may need to 'taper' its asset-purchases sooner as he told senators the new Omicron variant could keep more people working at home amid ongoing inflation, in testimony that sent stocks tumbling. Powell's comments came as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 500 points Tuesday morning, amid ongoing fears about the new COVID-19 variant. His warning comes as scientists and policymakers are still grappling with how to deal with the new virus variant, and   'At this point the economy is very strong and inflationary pressures are high, and it is therefore appropriate in my view to consider wrapping up the taper of our asset purchases which we actually announced at the November meeting perhaps a few months sooner,' Powell said, in reference to the Fed's bond-buying program. 
    Two cases of the new variant Omicron have been confirmed in Canada, government officials announced on Sunday. 'Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria,' said Christine Elliott, deputy premier and minister of health, and Dr. Kieran Moore, chief medical officer of health.  'Ottawa Public Health is conducting case and contact management and the patients are in isolation.'  Scientists have said they are concerned about the B.1.1.529 variant, named by the World Health Organisation as Omicron, as it has around 30 different mutations - double the amount present in the Delta variant. It was first discovered in South Africa earlier this month Canada, like the U.S., has banned travel from South Africa - which has the largest number of cases - and seven regional countries. But Nigeria is not one of the countries on the banned list. Eric Feigel-Ding, an epidemiologist, told DailyMail.com on Friday that he believed the new variant was 'probably worldwide' already. A patient in Belgium...
    President Joe Biden will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting on Monday, following the detection on a highly transmissible new variant of COVID discovered there. Those countries are Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi, the White House said on Friday. ‘The policy was implemented out of an abundance of caution,’ a senior administration official said. The move follows similar travel bans by the UK and other European countries. The decision was made on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 Response Team, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the President’s Chief Medical Advisor. ‘Our scientists and public health officials are working quickly to learn more about this variant,’ the official said. The US has announced restrictions on travel from eight African countries hours after White House COVID tsar Anthony Fauci, pictured, said they were being considered  The policy does not apply to American citizens and lawful permanent residents. As with all international travelers, they must still test negative prior to travel, the White House said. Further details on what new restrictions...
    Mediaite founder and NewsNation host Dan Abrams criticized MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and her liberal employment of “breaking news” chyrons, when the topic discussed is anything but breaking news. “Cable news programmers have long been unashamed to claim that everything is ‘breaking news’ — and not just news but ‘breaking news’ — to make you, the viewers think that something big just happened,” Abrams opened on his NewsNation show. “We are probably all guilty of some form of it,” Abrams conceded, before pivoting to Wallace, saying  “there may be no show that takes more license with” the tactic. “Producers of this show don’t just try to make old news feel breaking,” he continued, “but their opinion-takes on any topic are labeled ‘breaking news’, usually, critiques of Donald Trump and the Republican party. ” To illustrate this point he aired several chyrons from Deadline: White House, including:  “THE TRUMPIFCATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY,” “THE IMPACT OF TRUMP’S BIG LIE,” and “TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN TO REMAKE THE GOP IN HIS IMAGE DEEPENS,” all under a “BREAKING NEWS” banner. “Remaking a party in one’s image...
    Joe Biden filed an emergency lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to immediately reinstate its vaccine mandate for private employers with 100 or more workers after it faced a series of legal challenges. Earlier this month, the Fifth Circuit Court in New Orleans issued a preliminary pause on the order, which prevented the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from moving forward in implementing the employer rules. The Justice Department argues in its filing, according to The Wall Street Journal, that the rules reflect 'OSHA's judgment that these measures are necessary to mitigate Covid-19 transmission in the workplace, and the grievous harms the virus inflicts on workers.' Several Republican-led states, employers, unions and other organizations filed lawsuits against the administration's order. Biden's court motion was filed by the DOJ with the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, which a federal judicial panel designated last week as the court that will decide legal challenges related to Biden's vaccine-or-test rule. All cases related to the order were consolidated to that court.  Lawsuits consolidated argue, in part, that OSHA is engaged in unlawful government...
    President Biden is authorizing the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in a bid to lower soaring prices Americans are paying at the pumps, The White House announced on Tuesday. Biden will coordinate with other nations in the coming days to pump oil out of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves, after OPEC+ nations in the Middle East rebuffed his pleas to pump more oil.   India, South Korea and Japan, and China are also involved in the plan to release some of their oil from its strategic reserves. Biden had called on Beijing to help during his bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping.   The average price of gasoline recently breached a seven-year high, and now costs $3.409 per gallon, according to AAA.  In California, residents have reported paying up to $4.84 a gallon.  The Consumer Price Index is up 6.2 per cent over last year, and rose 0.9 per cent in October alone, tanking public trust in the president.  The nation's oil reserves, stored in salt caverns in Louisiana and Texas, currently hold 604 million barrels of crude. Presidents typically...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 50-foot-by-100-foot commercial building is ablaze in Boyle Heights. Flames can be seen emerging from the roof at the back of the structure. One building and two vehicles are exposed. READ MORE: One Dead After Deputy-Involved Shooting At Rosa Parks Metro StationFirefighters are currently at the scene attempting to get control over the fire. READ MORE: LeBron James Ejected After Brawl With Isaiah StewartThere is no additional information at this time. MORE NEWS: Red Flag Warning In Effect For Counties Of LA, Ventura Due To Elevated Fire DangerThis is a developing story. Check back for more details.
    New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tore into House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Wednesday in an impassioned speech as the body considered whether to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for posting an anime video that depicted himself killing her.  'What is so hard? What is so hard about saying that this is wrong? This is not about me. This is not about Rep. Gosar. But this is about what we are willing to accept,' said Ocasio-Cortez. 'What I believe is unprecedented is for a member of House leadership of either party to be unable to condemn incitement of violence against a member of this body,' she said. 'It's sad. It's a sad day.' Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) lambasted House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for being 'unable to condemn incitement of violence against a member of this body,' after he opposed a resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)  She spoke immediately after McCarthy – who described the vote as a slippery slope and threatened a precedent where a variety of Democrats who have made inflammatory statements would be stripped of...
    Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he defied a subpoena issued by a congressional panel investigating the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Bannon, the first person to face charges in connection with the House probe, handed himself in to the FBI on Monday after last week being indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress. He claims communications with the former president are covered by 'executive privilege' and that the investigation is politically motivated.   He was due to be arraigned in court on Thursday, but agreed to waive his right to a formal reading of the indictment, according to court documents filed on Wednesday. Bannon, who remains one of Trump's most visible and vocal propagandists, has used each twist of the case as fodder for his media machine. On Monday he and his supporters livestreamed the moment when he arrived to turn himself in to the FBI and a day later used their podcast to suggest they are victims of a witch hunt.  Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist under...
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to authorize booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for all adults as early as Thursday, according to a report from The New York Times. This means that all fully vaccinated adults aged 18 and older will be able to receive the extra dose six months after their final dose. An advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to meet on Friday to discuss data on the booster shot. However, if both the FDA and CDC greenlight boosters, it will be much more quickly than the original vaccines were authorized, with Pfizer submitting data just a week ago. If authorization is given, the Pfizer booster will be the second to receive authorization for all American adults behind Johnson & Johnson's booster. The FDA is planning to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for all U.S. adults as early as Thursday. Pictured: Safeway pharmacist Shahrzad Khoobyari (left) administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster into the arm of Norman Solomon (right) in San Rafael, California, October 2021 In late...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Ventura County Firefighters responded to a two-car accident between a semi-truck and a gray sedan. The incident occurred on Grimes Canyon Road north of Highway 118. One person has been reported dead and firefighters are attempting to rescue one occupant of the gray sedan. The incident occurred on Grimes Canyon Road North of Highway 118. This is a breaking story. Check back for details. 
    Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon handed himself in to the FBI in Washington on Monday morning after being indicted for defying a subpoena to testify before the House's investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Before entering the FBI field office, he delivered a livestreamed speech to supporters urging them to focus on the big picture. 'I don't want anybody to take their eye off the ball of what we do every day,' he told viewers on the social media app GETTR. 'We got the Hispanics coming on our side, African Americans coming on our side.  'We're taking down the Biden regime every day.' Bannon arrived in a black SUV. Two security guards cleared a path through the waiting media as he made his way to the field office.  He paused before entering to deliver his message to supporters that the day's events were nothing but a distraction.   'I want you guys to stay focused, stay on message,' he said. 'Remember: Signal not noise. This is all noise, that's signal.' Bannon, 67, is one of more than 30...
    500 National Guard troops have been put on standby in Wisconsin in anticipation of a verdict in the case of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.  Governor Tony Evers announced that the guardsmen will be stationed outside Kenosha, ready to support local police in the event of unrest over the weekend and next week.  'We continue to be in close contact with our partners at the local level to ensure the state provides support and resources to help keep the Kenosha community and greater area safe.  'The Kenosha community has been strong, resilient, and has come together through incredibly difficult times these past two years, and that healing is still ongoing. 'I urge folks who are otherwise not from the area to please respect the community by reconsidering any plans to travel there and encourage those who might choose to assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights to do so safely and peacefully,' he said.  Closing arguments begin on Monday and the likelihood of an acquittal or mistrial is growing by the day.   National Guard troops will be on standby in Kenosha as...
    President Donald Trump's former top strategist Steve Bannon was indicted by a grand jury on Friday after he defied a subpoena to testify before the House's select committee on the January 6th Capitol attack.  Two charges were filed against Bannon over his refusal to appear before Congress and his refusal to give up docuements.  A judge has issued an arrest warrant.     The House of Representatives voted 22 days ago to hold Bannon in contempt, which moved the complaint to the Justice Department.  'Since my first day in office, I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law,' said Attorney General Merrick Garland in a statement announcing the indictment. 'Today’s charges reflect the department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.'  If convicted, Bannon could face as little as 30 days or up to one year in prison on each count.  Fines range between $100 and $1,000.  Steve Bannon was indicted by...
    Donald Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows is facing criminal contempt of Congress charges for refusing to appear for testimony in front of the January 6 committee. Panel chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, wrote to Meadows' attorney on Thursday night to say there is 'no valid legal basis' for Meadow's noncompliance with panel's subpoena and gave him until 10am on Friday to respond. Meadows defied the request and now could be the second Trump aide to be potentially hit with charges after the House referred Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice last month.    The White House counsel's office told Meadows he had no claims of privilege to avoiding appearing before the committee and on Thursday, Thompson warned that Meadows could face criminal charges if he doesn't appear. 'The Select Committee will view Mr. Meadows's failure to appear at the deposition, and to produce responsive documents ... as willful non-compliance. Such willful noncompliance with the subpoena would force the Select Committee to consider invoking the contempt of Congress procedures,' Thompson noted, 'which could result in a referral from the House of Representatives...
    The House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection in the Capitol told former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows that he must appear for his deposition at 10 am on Friday or he will be considered in contempt of Congress. Panel chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, wrote to Meadows' attorney on Thursday night to say there is 'no valid legal basis' for Meadow's noncompliance with panel's subpoena.  'Simply put, there is no valid legal basis for Mr. Meadows's continued resistance to the Select Committee's subpoena. As such, the Select Committee expects Mr. Meadows to produce all responsive documents and appear for deposition testimony tomorrow, November 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m,' Thompson wrote to Meadows' lawyer George Terwilliger.  Thompson warned Meadows could face criminal charges if he doesn't appear. 'The Select Committee will view Mr. Meadows's failure to appear at the deposition, and to produce responsive documents ... as willful non-compliance. Such willful noncompliance with the subpoena would force the Select Committee to consider invoking the contempt of Congress procedures,' Thompson noted, 'which could result in a referral from the House of Representatives to...
    Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old college student from Texas, died on Thursday from injuries sustained at last week's Astroworld festival in Houston. Shahani had been declared brain dead on Tuesday and was on a ventilator at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she was taken after the concert. She is now the ninth victim of a deadly crowd surge at the show, according to KTRK. In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Shahani's father Sunny said: 'It was the wrong day and the wrong time for her to go to the concert, Astroworld.'   'Bharti used to take care of her whole family. Taking care of her younger sister, being like her mother, because my wife started working with me and supporting me in the business,' her father said.  'It was her first festival, she wanted to have a good time. For the first time in her life she wanted to have fun and that was taken away from her,' another family member added. Shahani's family has said nobody has reached out to them after the disaster at Astroworld. The 22-year-old was a student at Texas A&M, where...
    A 20-year-old Wallington woman and an accused heroin dealer from Paterson were both charged with murder in the death of her 8-month-old baby. Ashley Roman and Joshua Delgado, 22, brought the infant to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center on Oct. 25, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim M. Baycora said in a joint announcement. The child died soon after, they said. The New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide while detectives from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office investigated. Both Roman and Delgado, who isn’t related to the infant, were subsequently arrested on Tuesday. Both are charged with first-degree murder. Roman is also charged with child endangerment. Delgado is also charged with several heroin possession counts, including having the drug for sale. Roman was being held at the Passaic County Jail and Delgado at the Bergen County Jail. A first court appearance for both was expected for both in Superior Court in Paterson sometime next week.
    Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse has taken the stand to testify in his own defense on the seventh day of his murder trial.  Rittenhouse is accused of gunning down three people with a military-style semi-automatic rifle last year, killing two and injuring one.  Yesterday the prosecution rested its case and the jurors were shown gruesome images of the wounded bodies of the two men he shot dead the night of August 25, 2020.  Rittenhouse fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, with an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle after Rosenbaum chased Rittenhouse across a parking lot and threw a plastic bag at him shortly before midnight.  Moments later, as Rittenhouse was running down a street, he shot and killed Anthony Huber, 26, a protester from Silver Lake, Wisconsin.  Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse has taken the stand to testify in his own defense on the seventh day of his murder trial. Rittenhouse is accused of gunning down three people with a military-style semi-automatic rifle last year, killing two and injuring one Rittenhouse fatally shot Joseph Rosenbaum (left), 36, with an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle after Rosenbaum chased Rittenhouse...
    The House select committee probing the January 6 Capitol attack issued 10 new subpoenas on Tuesday that included former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller.  'The Select Committee wants to learn every detail of what went on in the White House on January 6th and in the days beforehand. We need to know precisely what role the former President and his aides played in efforts to stop the counting of the electoral votes and if they were in touch with anyone outside the White House attempting to overturn the outcome of the election,' Chairman Bennie Thompson wrote announcing the fresh subpoenas.  He said the 10 witnesses in the announcement had 'relevant information' to aid the Congressional investigation.  McEnany is a person of interest because she pushed false election fraud claims from the White House podium and was with the former president for parts of January 6, the select committee said.  The committee said it's interested in hearing from Miller because he 'by his own account participated in efforts to spread false information about alleged voter...
    Pfizer has submitted data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking authorization for its Covid booster shot for all American 18 or older. The company issued a joint statement with BioNTech, the German based company it is partnering with to develop and distribute the vaccine, announcing the submission on Tuesday. If authorization is given, the Pfizer booster will be the first to receive authorization for all American adults. Currently, anyone who received their second vaccine dose six months ago - or two months ago for those who got the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine - and is over 65, has a serious comorbidity or a job that puts them at risk of Covid exposure is eligible for the Pfizer booster shot. Pfizer has submitted data to the FDA in hopes of getting its Covid booster shot authorized for use in all American adults. Pictured: A vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, November 2021 'In October, the companies announced positive topline results from the trial showing that a booster dose administered to individuals who previously received the Pfizer-BioNTech primary two-dose series demonstrated a...
    The select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot sent new subpoenas on Monday to six Trump allies and advisers involved in the ex-president's plot to try and overturn the 2020 election results. Those called to testify before the panel are Jason Miller, William Stepien, Michael Flynn, Angela McCallum, John Eastman and Bernard Kerik. 'These six individuals include staff members of the former President's campaign and individuals associated with the so-called 'war room' that drove efforts to halt the counting of electoral votes in the runup to the violence of January 6th,' the committee tweeted in announcing the subpoenas. The committee's chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson said in a Monday statement that he expects all witnesses to cooperate with the subpoenas – weeks after Steve Bannon refused to comply with a subpoena from the committee for his testimony. Attorney General Merrick Garland still wouldn't say on Monday if he will force Bannon to comply with testifying after the House in October voted him in contempt of Congress and referred his case to the Justice Department. It is unclear whether the panel,...
                        The Star News Network, the constellation of nine state-focused news sites hired veteran Washington reporter and editor Neil W. McCabe as the network’s national political editor, in its next step in the 50-state buildout. “I met Neil when he was at Breitbart News covering Capitol Hill and the two of us ran the Breitbart-Gravis polling project during the 2016 presidential election,” said The Star News Network’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Michael Patrick Leahy. “For the last year and a half, Neil has served as our national political correspondent, and with this move, we have a critical piece of our strategy in place,” Leahy said. “As our eyes and ears in Washington, Neil has broken huge stories that have been amplified by Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Lou Dobbs, as well as CNN – now we want more.” Leahy said McCabe will work out of The Star News Network’s Washington office, but will also travel out to work stories specific to the different news outlets: The Tennessee Star, The Virginia...
    Multiple people have reportedly been injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas. More to follow  Multiple people have reportedly been injured at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas. Attendees are seen at the festival on Friday
    The US economy showed signs of getting back on track after 531,000 jobs were added in October and beat expectations in some good news for an embattled President Joe Biden. The Labor Department revealed nonfarm payrolls increased by 513,000 and the unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent after struggles during the summer. The increase was led by 164,000 new jobs in the leisure and hospitality industries, with Americans traveling again in large numbers and returning to hotels and restaurants.    The numbers beat out Economists's projections. The consensus was that jobs would only grow by 420,000 as the US continued to try to rebound from the Delta surge over the summer. It was welcome news for the White House after Democrats were rolled over by Republicans in the Tuesday elections and after reports fell below expectations over the summer. Even so, conservatives said the numbers should have been better. 'Job growth remains disappointing, and the reason is clear: The Democrats’ "War on small business is fueling inflation, causing major supply chain disruptions, and exacerbating a record national labor shortage,' said Alfredo...
    Gunmen have reportedly stormed a five-star hotel in Cancun that is popular with American tourists. Guests are reportedly seeking shelter at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun resort in Mexico. The U.S. embassy in Mexico said on Thursday consulate officials were looking into social media reports of shots being fired at the hotel. Several people said on Twitter that guests were told by staff to hide at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun hotel because of an active shooter. All guests and employees told to duck, and we’re all taken to hiding places at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. Active shooter? Terrorist or kidnapping threat? They’re not telling us anything. pic.twitter.com/Hf7SRzRJIZ— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 4, 2021 A U.S. embassy media representative told Reuters by email that the U.S. consulate in Merida in the Yucatan was trying to confirm the reports. Mike Sington, a Twitter user whose biography says he is an executive at NBC Universal, told Reuters by direct message that he was hiding with other guests in a dark area of the hotel and that staff had not explained what...
    The Manhattan District Attorney has convened a second six-month grand jury to look into the Trump Organization's finances for potential criminal wrongdoing.  The first grand jury, which convened this spring, found that Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg had been running a 15-year tax fraud scheme. It handed felony indictments to Weisselberg and two Trump companies.  Both Weisselberg and the two companies have pleaded not guilty.  The new grand jury will meet three days per week, according to the Washington Post, and is expected to look into how former President Trump's company valued its assets.  The second grand jury's investigation is expected to extend beyond district attorney Cyrus Vance's term, which expires at the end of the year, and to be take up by Alvin Bragg, who was elected to succeed Vance on Tuesday.  The new grand jury is expected to hear evidence beginning Thursday.   New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched a separate civil inquiry into Trump's business, and the Trump family has previously accused both James and Vance of being politically motivated.  Both James' and Vance's investigations are...
    A Republican truck driver who spent just $153 on his campaign and ran for office after he was denied a gun permit secured a stunning victory against the longest-serving legislative leader in New Jersey history in the state's elections on Thursday. The election was held on Tuesday but Associated Press only called the race today. Underdog GOP candidate Ed Durr delivered a humiliating defeat to Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney in South New Jersey's 3rd Legislative District by a razor thin margin of 52 percent of the vote to 48. It's another embarrassing upset for the Democrats after they lost the Virginia gubernatorial election, struggled in the race for New Jersey governor and performed dismally in votes across the country.  Durr, 58, is employed as a truck driver for furniture store Raymour & Flanigan. He grew up in South Jersey and has three children and six grandchildren.  Out of the $153, he spent $66.64 at Dunkin Donuts to buy food and drinks for his 'staff' and $86.67 for flyers and business cards.  He's never held elected office but said in a past...
    A federal judge has ruled against Blue Origin in its lawsuit against NASA over a $2.9 billion contract that the space agency awarded to SpaceX. Federal judge Richard Hertling of the U.S. Federal Court of Claims ruled against the Jeff Bezos-founded company, siding with the defense in the matter. The denial of Blue Origin's lawsuit was first reported by CNBC.  DailyMail.com has reached out to Blue Origin with a request for comment.  SpaceX CEO Elon Musk responded to the news, with a Judge Dredd meme.  Blue Origin filed a suit in August that said NASA had originally intended to award multiple contracts for the lunar lander. NASA eventually chose the Elon Musk-led SpaceX as the sole provider for the award. Following the lawsuit, NASA temporarily stopped work on the contract.
    A key source who provided information to British ex-spy Christopher Steele for his 'dirty dossier' of allegations against Donald Trump has been arrested in the US.  Igor Danchenko, a Russian-born analyst living in the United States, was arrested on Thursday by federal agents assigned to John H. Durham's special counsel inquiry into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, according to the New York Times.  Danchenko was the primary researcher for Steele's dossier alleging that Trump's 2016 presidential campaign conspired with Russia in a covert operation to beat Hillary Clinton. Many of the dossier's claims remain unproven or have been debunked, though the document was cited by the FBI in a secret warrant application to spy on a Trump campaign advisor. The charges against Danchenko were not immediately clear, and it was not clear whether he had an attorney to speak on his behalf. The Department of Justice did not immediately respond to an inquiry from DailyMail.com  Developing story, more to follow.  Igor Danchenko, a Russian-born analyst living in the United States, was arrested on Thursday by federal agents assigned to...
    Private companies could face nearly $14,000 fines for each unvaccinated worker – and up to $136,532 for repeat offenders or those found to have willfully violated the rules under the Biden administration's new sweeping mandates that start today. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the final version of the new rule on Thursday morning, which will impact more than 80 million workers at companies nationwide with at least 100 employees. 'OSHA is issuing a rule to require employers with 100 or more employees to ensure each of their workers is fully vaccinated or tests negative for COVID at least once a week. This rule covers 84 million employees,' according to a senior administration official. Workers who fall under Biden's order will need to receive their final dose – or only dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – by January 4 of the new year, the official said. After that date, employers will need to implement at least weekly COVID-19 testing for those who aren't fully vaccinated. Companies with 100 or more workers will face fines up to...
    President Joe Biden on Wednesday denied a report that his administration is giving $450,000 payments to migrants separated under Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy and accused the media of putting out 'garbage.' Speaking at a press conference on the authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for kids aged 5 to 11, the 78-year-old Democrat was asked by Fox News whether the reported payments 'might incentivize more people to come over illegally.' 'If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah,' Biden retorted. 'But it's not true.' Fox reporter Peter Doocy asks, 'So this is a garbage report?' Biden stood by his aggressive reaction.  'Yeah. $450,000 per person, is that what you're saying?' Biden asked. 'That's not going to happen.'  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis went after Biden on Tuesday, over reported plans on to consider paying $450,000 per person - and up to $1million per family - to those were separated at the southern border after having crossed into the United States illegally. Biden was asked about the reported payments to migrants by a Fox News reporter during a White House press conference on Wednesday...
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has tested positive for COVID while attending the COP26 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has tested positive for COVID while attending the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow. Garcetti, who is fully-vaccinated, is now isolating in his hotel room in Scotland, and does not appear to be suffering from any severe side effects. His office announced the diagnosis in a tweet that said: 'Mayor Garcetti tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today. 'He is feeling good and isolating in his hotel room. He is fully vaccinated.' It is unclear if any other leaders who have been in close contact with Garcetti have since gone into isolation as a precaution. He tested positive hours after President Biden left COP26, , whose full name is the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, to return to Washington DC. Biden spent Monday and Tuesday at the conference. Biden did not see Garcetti at the event, a White House official told DailyMail.com. But John Kerry was spotted walking through the crowded venue with the mayor on Monday - both men were wearing...
    New Jersey's incumbent Governor Phil Murphy, a Democrat, is finding himself falling behind his Republican challenger on Tuesday as voters decide who will next lead the Garden State. As of Tuesday night Murphy is trailing former state lawmaker Jack Ciattarelli by less than two per cent, with more than 30 per cent of the state reporting, according to the New York Times. Polls closed in New Jersey at 8pm Eastern Time.  Murphy had long been expected to win, polling more than 10 points ahead of former state lawmaker Jack Ciattarelli in a Monmouth University survey released just last week. But a Democratic governor hasn't won re-election in New Jersey since 1977.  The state has been reliable for Democrats on the national stage, having gone blue every presidential election since Bill Clinton won in 1992.  Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans there by roughly one million voters. It's also the only other state besides Virginia to hold a gubernatorial election the year after a presidential race. For the last five times Americans elected a new commander-in-chief, New Jersey has elected a governor of...
    All eyes are on Virginia as polls close in the state's cutthroat gubernatorial election, where polling showed Republican Glenn Youngkin and Democrat Terry McAuliffe neck and neck to lead the Old Dominion.  An early exit poll by NBC showed that 56% of voters disapprove of President Biden, who has campaigned for McAuliffe, and 43% approve. The NBC poll also showed that voters are most concerned with the economy, 33 percent ranking it as their top issue, and education, 24 percent.   McAuliffe, 64, previously served as Virginia's governor from 2014 to 2018. Due to the commonwealth's unusual election laws, governors can only serve one consecutive term. He would become the first governor of Virginia in nearly half a century to be elected to two non-consecutive terms.  During his term as governor, he issued a record 120 vetoes, mostly concerning social issues like abortion and LGBTQ rights, and touted his record fighting against the GOP legislature on the campaign trail.  McAuliffe nationalized the race by invoking former President Trump's name perhaps more than any other figure running for office.  Youngkin, 54, is...
                        Live from Music Row Friday 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 Gary Humble of Tennessee Stands to the newsmaker line who revealed breaking news regarding the Tennessee General Assemblies change of plans for the emergency powers and mandate session. Leahy: We are joined on our newsmaker line by our very good friend, Gary Humble with Tennessee Stands. Good morning, Gary. Humble: Good morning to you. Thanks for having me on. Leahy: We wanted to see if you can give an interim report card to the Tennessee General Assembly. Humble: Oh, boy. Leahy: (Chuckles) Meeting for its third special session on COVID. What’s your take on what’s happening there? Humble: It’s hard to say, man. I want to give him a C, but I’m kind of feeling like a D at the moment. Leahy: You want to give them a C, but you’re feeling like a...
    The fourth husband of Ivana Trump, Italian actor and model, Rossano Rubicondi has died. News of the 49-year-olds death was announced on Twitter by Italian television presenter, Simona Ventura on Friday evening.  'Rossano… Thanks for the journey we made together, for the good times and the bad, and also the tears and laughter, so many, and everything that we did together. Farewell. RiP,' she tweeted.   The fourth husband of Ivana Trump, Italian actor and model, Rossano Rubicondi has died at 49 Trump dated Rubicondi for six years before they married in April 2008 when he was 36 and she was 59.  The couple's $3 million wedding for 400 guests was hosted by her ex-husband Donald Trump with daughter Ivanka as her maid of honor.  Although Ivana and Rubicondi divorced less than a year later, their on-again, off-again relationship continued until 2019, when Ivana announced they had once again 'called it quits'.  At the moment it is not clear if Rubicondi was ill. The causes of the 49-year-old's death are still unknown.  Rossano Rubicondi in the Italian reality show 'Isola Dei Famosi 6' in Honduras...
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children between ages five and 11 on Friday, sources told The New York Times. The move would come just three days after the agency's advisory committee recommended emergency use of the vaccine be expanded to young children. About 28 million American kids would be approved to receive the two-dose vaccine, which is one-third the dose given to those aged 12 and older and is administered 21 days apart. After the FDA authorizes the shot, the final step will be a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) advisory committee next week, meaning the first children may be dosed starting Wednesday. Parents have been split 50/50 over vaccinating children because kids rarely get severely ill and make up less than 0.1 percent of all Covid deaths in the U.S.  The FDA is expected to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 on Friday, The New York Times reports. Pictured: Lydia Melo, 7, is inoculated with one of two reduced doses of...
    Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of two GOP House members on the January 6 committee investigating the Capitol riot, said on Friday that he will step down from Congress at the end of his term. He announced his retirement in a video where he champions the vote to impeach Trump and says the country has been 'poisoned' by 'mistruths'  He's been facing potential redistricting issues as Illinois is poised to lose a House seat after the 2020 census.  Kinzinger, an Iraq war veteran, has represented Illinois' 16th district since 2013. Before that he was in Congress for the state's 11th district. The lawmaker has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him after the Capitol riot. This story is developing... 
    Rapper Fetty Wap has been arrested on federal drug charges and was taken into custody at the Citi Field stadium in New York on Thursday.  The rapper, whose real name is William Junior Maxwell II, was arrested by FBI agents at the sports stadium.  The indictment against him is sealed, but he is expected to be arraigned this morning in a federal New York courtroom.   The rapper, whose real name is William Junior Maxwell II, was arrested by FBI agents at Citi Field baseball stadium on Thursday
    CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota revealed on Thursday that she broke her right foot, which is now in a boot. And the chyron writers got a little self-referential for the occasion. Toward the end of CNN Newsroom, Camerota showed what she called “my new fashionable fall footwear.” The co-host said that she was wearing high heels on Wednesday, like she does “all the time,” when she “tripped and … fell in a very theatrical, dramatic way.” “Everything spilled. My notes, my purse spilled on the floor,” said Camerota. “Coffee everywhere.” “I screamed everywhere,” she added. As she told the story “Breaking” was in quotes on the Breaking News banner, above the headline “ALISYN BREAKS HER FOOT.” Because why not, it’s that kind of Thursday. Camerota said she broke her fifth metatarsal, which is “the bone on the outside of the midfoot at the base of the small toe,” according to orthopedic surgeon Jonathan Cluett. She said she feels “fine” and will have to wear the boot for six to eight weeks. Watch above, via CNN. Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com
    Ousted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with forcible touching, two months after being pushed out of office by New York AG Attorney General Letitia James, the woman now campaigning for his job.  The charges were filed on Thursday in Albany City Court, before sheriffs had received the permission of the victim - Brittany Commisso - to do so.  Commisso claimed Cuomo groped her breast in the office of the Executive Mansion in Albany in November 2020, at the height of his pandemic popularity. He has always denied it.  Her claim was the most serious of all of the allegations listed in James' report. Cuomo has always maintained it was a hit-job by the AG to get him out of her way. She is running for governor in November 2022.  The announcement of the charge was chaotic on Thursday but Lucien Chalfen, a spokesman for the court system, confirmed it to The Washington Post.  If convicted, Cuomo could face up to one year in prison.   Cuomo is pictured with Brittany Commisso, the former aide who claims he groped...