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    Vice President Kamala Harris spent more than $500 on cookware appliances as Americans face rising costs and economic turmoil going into the holiday season, the Washington Free Beacon reported. During her four-day trip to Paris in mid-November, Harris visited high-end cookware store E. Dehillerin located outside of the Louvre museum. The vice president bought a $375 serving dish and a $160 frying pan, totaling 516 euros which equals nearly $600 at the current exchange rate, according to the Washington Free Beacon. An American tourist visiting Paris when Harris was at the store found out from a store clerk what the vice president purchased. (RELATED: VP Kamala Harris Sent To Play Nice With France After Biden Almost Ruins Relationship) “I was surprised that our vice president was out purchasing boutique pans in Paris,” the tourist said, according to Free Beacon. “She proclaimed at a press conference just a day earlier that her focus was on the American worker.” For comparison, Mauviel copper saucepan carried by luxury cookware brand Williams Sonoma, which is based out of California, costs between $200 and $285....
    Mohammed Huwais/AFP via Getty Images Iran-backed Houthi rebels stormed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen and took hostages on Wednesday, reported The Washington Free Beacon on Thursday, citing U.S. officials. According to the Free Beacon: A group of Houthi rebels reportedly stormed the U.S. compound on Wednesday seeking “large quantities of equipment and materials,” according to regional reports translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. The raid comes just five days after the Houthis kidnapped Yemeni nationals who work for the U.S. embassy. “The alleged raid comes after the Houthis kidnapped three Yemeni nationals affiliated with the U.S. Embassy from one of the employee’s private residences in Sana’a on November 5,” according to MEMRI. At least 22 other Yemenis were kidnapped by the Houthis in recent weeks, “most of whom worked on the security staff guarding the embassy grounds,” according to MEMRI. The State Department confirmed to the Free Beacon that the Yemeni staffers are being detained without explanation and that the Iran-backed militants stole property after breaching the American facility in Sana’a, which housed U.S. embassy staff prior to...
    Yale’s director of diversity and inclusion Yaseen Eldik invited 'kinky' diversity trainer Ericka Hart  A law professor who was caught on tape pressuring a Native American student to apologize for 'trap house' party, pushed Yale to host a diversity trainer who reportedly told students anti-Semitism is a form of 'anti-blackness' and that the FBI artificially inflates hate crimes against Jews. Yale’s director of diversity and inclusion Yaseen Eldik invited 'kinky' sex education and diversity trainer Ericka Hart to the university after the board 'publicly expressed' it would 'implement implicit bias and antiracism training.'  The Ivy League school had seen its fair share of racial controversies, including Eldik telling a Native American story to apologize for using the term 'trap house' the same day as Hart's presentation.   Hart's training was advertised as 'training which galvanizes audiences to explore their own biases, share in their experience of identity and offer actionable steps on how each individual can integrate a social and racial justice ethic in their own lives for a more equitable and just world.'  Attendants wrote in a review that Hart...
    First lady Jill Biden touted a private school run by a Democratic donor whose organization has posted tips on how illegal immigrants can avoid arrest while in the U.S.  "Strength. Community. Passion. Those were the words I wrote down during an inspiring charla today with @SBAIsabel, @RepDavids, and members of the Latino community in Kansas City, KS. Thank you El Centro Academy for Children for all you do and for being our gracious hosts today," Biden, who is a teacher, tweeted Tuesday of her visit to the El Centro Academy in Kansas City, Kansas.  El Centro president and CEO Irene Caudillo is a Democratic donor who has given to both President Biden’s campaign and to Rep. Sharice Davids, who urged the first lady to visit the school, the Washington Free Beacon reported.  LEAKED BORDER PATROL DOCS SHOW MASS RELEASE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS INTO US BY BIDEN ADMINISTRATION El Centro's nonprofit arm has published a series of videos on how illegal immigrants can avoid arrests, with tips such as ignoring ICE agents during any interactions and contacting "a member of the...
    Students at a private school in Washington, D.C., could face expulsion for “misplaced humor,” according to the school’s draft “anti-bias” policy obtained by The Washington Free Beacon. St. Albans, an all-boys school in Washington D.C., is considering adopting a policy that the “impact of hate speech, rather than the intent of those perpetrating it, that is of utmost importance,” the draft policy states, The Washington Free Beacon reported. Students could be expelled “even in the case of a single expression, act, or gesture,” which includes “misplaced humor,” that “should be reported immediately to the student’s adviser.” One hundred and twelve years ago today, on October 7, 1909, St. Albans School opened and held its first classes with an enrollment of 34 students! As many important days in school history, the day began with a 7:30 am service in the Little Sanctuary. #FromTheSTAArchives #TBT pic.twitter.com/cbCGQxyrsb — St. Albans School (@StAlbans_STA) October 7, 2021 The policy also outlines the expectation that students, teachers or parents who witness or have knowledge of “an incident of hate speech, will report the incident...
    The State Department has walked back comments made last week that the Biden administration is engaged in strategic talks related to “Palestine,” the Washington Free Beacon reported Tuesday. The State Department’s spokeswoman, Jalina Porter, to whom the report referred to as “controversy-prone,” mentioned at a press briefing last week that officials were engaged in talks with Palestinian officials “surrounding Palestine” – a nonexistent state. “Any time that we engage on issues of, surrounding Palestine they are strategic,” she said. The report noted: Porter’s reference to “Palestine” stunned State Department officials because it would represent a monumental shift in decades of U.S. policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, sources told the Washington Free Beacon. The State Department’s longstanding policy, upheld across multiple administrations, is that “Palestine” refers to the conditions on the ground prior to Israel’s creation in 1948, and that any new nation called “Palestine” will have to be forged in direct negotiations between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors. “There is no change to our policy,” a State Department spokesman told the Free Beacon. “We believe that a negotiated two-state solution is...
                        Cancel culture has forced one Nashville Symphony performer out of a job, but this musician has an impressive resume, and he and former colleagues of his say the allegations leveled against him are completely unfounded. This, according to former Nashville Symphony Orchestra clarinetist James Zimmermann, who recently lost his position due to what he said were false accusations of racial harassment. Last week, The Washington Free Beacon profiled Zimmermann and how the Nashville Symphony dismissed him as part of what that publication said was “an ideological cold war.” “Trump was who ushered in this huge resistance in these left-leaning cultural institutions. At the Nashville Symphony I was probably one of three or four people in the entire institutions, musicians and management, that were even remotely appropriately even called conservative,” Zimmermann told The Tennessee Star. “With the advent of the Trump years, the temperature went way up. There were lots of impassioned speeches before concerts about our commitment to diversity.” Austin Peay State University’s website says Zimmermann has performed...
    Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm earlier this week chartered a military jet to attend a diplomatic summit in Ukraine as the Pentagon struggled to evacuate Americans and allies from Afghanistan with limited time and operational resources, sources told the Washington Free Beacon. Granholm's flight took place amid the United States' frantic effort to airlift tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan ahead of the Taliban's Aug. 31 deadline, and as the Department of Defense was forced to call in civilian airlines to bolster its strained evacuation fleet. The secretary's use of a military jet — and particularly the flight's timing — may raise questions for the Biden White House, which is responsible for approving such flights. Trump administration officials faced allegations of wasteful spending for their use of expensive military charters for trips that did not have national security urgency. PENTAGON SAYS TWO ‘HIGH-PROFILE’ ISIS-K TERRORISTS KILLED BY US AIRSTRIKE; ANOTHER WOUNDED Tom Price, who served as Health and Human Services secretary under former president Donald Trump, was forced to resign in 2017 amid revelations that he took numerous overseas military flights...
    A professor at City University of New York (CUNY) said that he hopes that Muslims will “erase this filth called Israel,” The Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. Mohammed Abbasi, an adjunct professor at CUNY’s School of Professional Studies and an imam, spoke at a June 25 sermon at the Islamic Center of Union City in New Jersey. An imam who serves as an adjunct professor at @CUNY said in a sermon that Muslims will “erase this filth called Israel” after accusing Jews of creating a “colonial” settlement. Via @alexnester2020 https://t.co/oRNOMzH2DU — Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 29, 2021 During his remarks, Abbasi claimed that Israel was a “colonial project” and concluded with “good news” for his fellow Muslims. “I don’t want to leave you depressed, I want to give you the good news now. With the help of Allah, they [the Muslims] will erase this filth called Israel,” he said at the end of the speech. “Why should we not at all be surprised that CUNY would be employing a vile, Jew-hating antisemite like this individual?” Kingsborough Community...
    The federal government funded millions of dollars to a Brooklyn-based non-profit group this year that advocates to defund the police, The Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. The Vera Institute of Justice has received more than $89 million in contracts and grants from the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services this year, The Washington Free Beacon reported. The government has funded $811 million to the organization since 2008, according to the report. The non-profit, which refers to itself as the “justice reform change agent,” became an avid voice in support of taking funds away from U.S. police departments since George Floyd’s death in May 2020, the outlet reported. Nicholas Turner, the organization’s president, has said that the Vera Institute is “committed” to defunding the police. “Vera is committed to dismantling the current culture of policing and working toward solutions that defund police and shift power to communities,” Turner said in a June 8, 2020, statement. “Now is the time to stop tinkering with police reform and to enact wholesale change. We’re building on this unique moment...
    CNN was already lampooned for claiming its new streaming service would be free from partisan agendas despite the network's well-established liberal lean, but a satirical inside look at CNN+ took the ridicule to new heights on Thursday.  The Washington Free Beacon published a satirical article headlined, "EXCLUSIVE: An Inside Look at CNN+, the Cable Network’s Premium Streaming Service Launching in 2022," that joked subscribers "will be treated to an endless supply of groundbreaking content." CNN CLAIMS TO BE NONPARTISAN WHILE ANNOUNCING NEW STREAMING SERVICE: 'WE'RE NOT AN OPINION NETWORK' Free Beacon Senior writer Andrew Stiles mocked the offering of the liberal network’s forthcoming streaming service, which he joked will include access to "a live Twitch stream of ‘Reliable Sources’ correspondents Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy watching Fox News all day to prepare for their show." CNN's Brian Stelter asks attorney Michael Avenatti about his possible White House run during a 2018 taping of ‘Reliable Sources.’ Avenatti was recently sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for trying to extort $25 million from Nike. Stiles also couldn't resist poking fun at the...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  Nina Turner and Shontel Brown, the two leading Democrats vying to fill a House seat that includes Cleveland, are tied with 33% support, a new poll shows. The Aug. 3 special election will likely determine who will succeed Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge, who resigned the seat after getting confirmed in March. Though Turner, a close ally of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, entered the race as an overwhelming favorite, Democrats seeking a moderate alternative have lined up behind Brown in recent weeks. Brown has been endorsed by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, Hillary Clinton, the Congressional Black Caucus and other high-profile members of the Democratic establishment, while Turner has the support of the “Squad” and other progressives. Turner has come under fire for her past criticism of President Joe Biden, including her equating voting for him to “eating a bowl of shit.” Though Tuesday’s poll, first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, shows Brown and Turner tied, other polls have given Turner varying leads. One local poll from June found her up 50% to 15%, while an internal poll conducted by...
    Border officials are being warned to prepare to process more than 1,000 migrant families each day ahead of President Joe Biden’s expected plans to terminate Title 42 by the end of July, The Washington Free Beacon reported. A senior official reportedly told Free Beacon that the administration is prepping for the policy’s termination by warning border agents to be ready for processing up to 1,200 family units each day. Former President Donald Trump implemented Title 42 to expel migrants from the country during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The official reportedly told the outlet once the migrants are released from border patrol they would be essentially free to remain in the U.S. Some immigrants skip court hearings that are sometimes not scheduled for two years after they are detained. “Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and customs officers are stretched thin trying to protect and secure our border,” the senior official reportedly said. “Asking them to process roughly 6,000 people a week undoubtedly strain already thin resources and increase human trafficking and drug smuggling.” Officials across several immigration agencies...
    Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush is facing backlash for her tweet claiming that American freedom is only for White people and that Black people are not free. Clay Travis, founder of Outkick.com, responded to the ‘Squad’ member's comments in an interview on "America's Newsroom." Travis pointed out that American freedom is what allowed the congresswoman to make those comments. TOMI LAHREN EVISCERATES MEMBER OF ‘THE SQUAD’ FOR BASHING THE FOURTH OF JULY CLAY TRAVIS: Congresswoman Bush, she makes $175,000 a year to represent people all over America based on taxpayer money. I don't know very many countries that aren't free that would allow that to happen. How do you think a comment like this would be received in Iran or in China or in North Korea – places that are truly not free and don't have the full benefits and full fruition of human rights? And let's also keep in mind, as it pertains to Maxine Waters, what the Declaration of Independence did, what Thomas Jefferson did so brilliantly was instill the values that he believed this nation should inculcate in...
    Emails between Amazon and school district officials revealed that the tech giant spent $5,000 to supply Virginia public school students with “antiracist” author Ibram X. Kendi’s book, The Washington Free Beacon reported. The book was included in a school initiative to promote black authors, according to The Washington Free Beacon. The emails were originally obtained from Asra Nomani, the vice president of an academic watchdog group called Parents Defending Education. Amazon Funding Distribution of Ibram X. Kendi’s ‘Antiracist’ Books in Public Schools Via @alexnester2020 and @rSanti97 https://t.co/NfTcyy6uXO — Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 22, 2021 The emails reportedly revealed that Arron Gregory, the director of diversity and inclusion for Arlington Public Schools requested copies of Kendi’s “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” to distribute to students. Amazon reportedly donated between 500-600 copies to Wakefield High School and also financed Kendi’s coauthor, Jason Reynolds, to address students by paying him $10,000, according to the Free Beacon reported. This was the result of Amazon employees contacting school officials in the Arlington Public School District as part of “NeighborGood,” a program to donate...
    ProPublica didn’t include its largest donors in its report on how the wealthiest billionaires avoid paying large amounts of taxes for years, the Washington Free Beacon reported Monday. ProPublica published an investigation June 8 showing the wealthiest Americans paid $13.6 billion in taxes between 2014 and 2018 while their wealth increased to a total of $401 billion. Billionaires paid only 3.4% of their total wealth. The most significant donors of the publication, Laurene Powell Jobs, David Filo, and Pierre Omidyar, were missing from the report on whether they do similar tax avoidance schemes, according to the Washington Free Beacon. “Like most news organizations—maybe even yours—we don’t discuss the subjects of stories we haven’t yet published,” a spokesperson for ProPublica told the Daily Caller News Foundation in an email. .@propublica Donors Absent From Bombshell Report on Billionaire Tax Dodgers Nonprofit pub has thousands of private tax docs on nation’s wealthiest Via @SaysSimonsonhttps://t.co/SHN2lHDUS7 — Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 21, 2021 Filo’s non-profit organization, The Yellow Chair Foundation, donated $1.8 million in 2019, Jobs’s Emerson Collective gave $4.6 million in...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Spend your Sundays at Detroit’s Beacon Park this summer for days filled with fun for the entire family. The Family Fun Days include make-and-take activities, crafts, lawn games, and more! READ MORE: Court Ends Fees, Fines For Youth In Criminal Justice System Credit: DTE Energy Each week will feature a different theme, and there will be live music, art, and other activities that go with the theme. Here are the family fun days happening during June: READ MORE: Police Investigating Shootings In Detroit June 13:  Run + Play Field Day w/ First Responders 4 Fitness (FR4F)- Obstacle course, jump rope, hands-free kickball, Nerf golf, Social Sports Detroit shuffleboard, PKSA Karate Detroit martial arts, YMCA Healthy Living give-aways June 20: Father’s Day Celebration- Bring the Father-figure in your life for craft gift-making, fun & games to celebrate Dad June 27: Live Performance + Crafts- Stage performances for children/families with The Wild Swan Theatre Company, craft activities, DSO community concert For the list of family fun days happening throughout July and August, visit here. To follow COVID-19 safety precautions,...
    REP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been slammed as a hypocrite after pictures emerged allegedly showing her $59,000 Tesla parked illegally outside a DC Whole Foods.  The parking scandal was first pictured by the Washington Free Beacon who claimed that the Whole Foods is located close to AOC’s luxury DC apartment.  6Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez allegedly illegally parked her TeslaCredit: AP 6The Tesla allegedly belonging to AOC was illegally parked near a Whole FoodsCredit: Washington Free Beacon The socialist congresswoman, 31, has previously railed against Tesla and Whole Foods owner Amazon as well as their billionaire owners Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.  Alleged pictures of her car show a white Tesla with a New York license plate and a congressional parking pass on the dashboard illegally parked on May 14.   Free Beacon reported that the same Whole Foods offers free parking for its elite customers.  The sophomore congresswoman, who earns a salary of $174,000, first told Vanity Fair in October that she had “just got a car.” 6The car was parked close to AOC's luxury DC apartmentCredit: Washington Free Beacon At the time, she...
    Social media users questioned a survey cited by FiveThirtyEight this week that concluded the GOP is "eroding freedoms" at an alarming rate, noting the curious methodology the researchers used to collect their data.  The report relied on 2020 data from the V-Dem Institute at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden that they say aggregated "political scientists’ measures of the democratic commitment of political parties around the world." They focused on the parties' commitment to democracy from 1970 to 2018  and concluded that "the GOP has moved entirely in the wrong direction over the past half century." "V-Party’s Illiberalism Index shows that the Republican party in the US has retreated from upholding democratic norms in recent years. Its rhetoric is closer to authoritarian parties, such as AKP in Turkey and Fidesz in Hungary," the researchers said. "Conversely, the Democratic party has retained a commitment to longstanding democratic standards." FiveThirtyEight managing editor Micah Cohen called it perhaps "the most important trend(s) during [the] last few years in American politics." "The GOP’s restrictionist bent sends the message that Republicans don’t want Black and...
    The Associated Press's Europe bureau used the word "crisis" on Tuesday to describe the escalating situation in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, where thousands of migrants are arriving by sea after Morocco loosened border restrictions, despite the AP avoiding the term to describe the influx of migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border. The noun also appears in the AP's accompanying report. "The sudden influx of migrants has fueled the diplomatic spat between Rabat and Madrid over the disputed Western Sahara region and created a humanitarian crisis for Ceuta, the Spanish city of 85,000 in North Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, separated from Morocco by a double-wide, 10-meter (32-feet) fence," the AP's Enata Brito and Aritz Parra reported from Ceuta, a Spanish autonomous city on the North African coast. ASSOCIATED PRESS WARNS STAFFERS NOT TO CALL INFLUX AT SOUTHERN BORDER A ‘CRISIS’ IN INTERNAL MEMO The tweet from AP Europe was published the same day the Washington Free Beacon filed a report on how the wire service has continually downplayed the surge on the U.S.-Mexico border. In March alone, border patrol encountered...
    Little League baseball coaches in Virginia are being forced to participate in a diversity and inclusion course to be a part of local baseball activities. In an email sent to coaches, Alexandria Little League board president Sherry Reilly announced the league’s partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance and instructed coaches to cancel practices on May 24 in order to attend a “Sports Can Battle Racism” workshop, according to the Washington Free Beacon. ‘YOU WHITE B****’: WOMAN BEATEN AND BLOODIED IN VICIOUS MOTHER’S DAY ATTACK IN KROGER PARKING LOT A document for the workshop includes six core themes from “Create a Caring Climate” to “Model Anti-Racist Behavior” and encouraged coaches to acknowledge their own “internalized racism” and stay on the lookout for “potential institutional racism.” A spokeswoman for the Positive Coaching Alliance told the Free Beacon that the training sessions cost anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000. "We want kids to have a positive youth character building experience, and resources and training that empower youth coaches and parents," the spokeswoman, Casey Miller, said about the training. "How we define culture is based...
    More On: Coronavirus in NY De Blasio concedes vaccine slowdown in NYC, says new tactics coming The shows must go on: When Broadway can reopen at 100 percent capacity Shot in the arm: Cuomo announces game-changing update for Mets, Yankees games Long Island lawmakers urge Cuomo to allow Memorial Day parades New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney spent tens of thousands of dollars in travel expenses during the pandemic despite suspending in-person campaign events and telling his constituents to “stay home,” a report said. For nine months, beginning in March 2020 — the onset of the pandemic — the Democratic lawmaker spent $29,000 on “ground transportation” and “automobile expenses,” according to financial disclosures obtained by The Washington Free Beacon. The spending came after Maloney urged residents in his upstate district to stay home and “stop spreading the virus,” the report said. The majority of the spending, $20,000 of it, went towards lease and insurance payments. Gas expenses totaled $2,200, and $2,100 was spent on rental car fees. Collision repairs and a satellite radio subscription accounted for the remaining disbursements....
    The Washington Free Beacon’s reporter Stephen Gutowski left the outlet Friday to launch his own publication solely covering guns. “After 6 amazing years with the @FreeBeacon, I’m starting my own publication called The Reload,” Gutowski tweeted Monday morning. “It will focus on sober, serious firearms reporting & analysis.” After 6 amazing years with the @FreeBeacon, I’m starting my own publication called The Reload! It will focus on sober, serious firearms reporting & analysis. You can sign up for the free weekly newsletter or a paid subscription right now! https://t.co/b8ZGoJu4oQ — Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) April 19, 2021 A pro-gun advocate and a certified firearms instructor, Gutowski left the Free Beacon to launch “The Reload,” a Substack publication in which people have to subscribe to his reporting, according to Washingtonian. “The idea here is to be focused on reporting and analysis,” he told the outlet. “Not on hot takes. Not on partisan cheerleading.” Gutowski said people should subscribe to “because they want to know what is actually going on in gun politics and policy and gun culture without all the B.S.”...
    Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner downplayed a violent crime spike in the city during a re-election fundraiser with Hollywood celebrities and top Democrats just hours after eight people were shot outside a train station in broad daylight, according to audio obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Krasner did not mention the shooting during his virtual address in February to liberal donors and prominent figures such as celebrity John Legend and Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to the Free Beacon. Eight people were injured in a mass shooting earlier that afternoon at a busy intersection outside a Philadelphia train station. He reportedly blasted critics of his progressive crime policy as ignorant, claiming they got their understanding of crime from “watching Law & Order on television” and hold irrational fears of “werewolves running up and down the street.” Hours after eight people were shot in broad daylight outside a Philadelphia train station, @DA_LarryKrasner downplayed a historic violent crime surge during a $1,000-a-head reelection fundraiser with Hollywood and Democratic VIPs. Via @CAndersonMO https://t.co/AZYf4wDIxq — Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 12, 2021 “Needless...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom faced some backlash from parents and others this week after telling CNN he was "living through Zoom school" – even though his own kids returned to class months ago. One critic accused Newsom of engaging in political posturing as he faces an ever-more-likely recall election to decide whether he’ll be able to finish his term in office. Another critic in Fresno, who’s been pushing for schools in that city to reopen after months of coronavirus shutdowns, said Newsom’s comments reflected a "real lack of understanding" about the experiences of California parents. "It’s hard for him to relate to parents like myself and the 500-plus members of our group who have kids in public school," parent and school-reopening activist Marcelino Valdez told the Washington Free Beacon. "He’s had his kids in private school." CALIFORNIA'S NEWSOM TRYING TO PLAY 'RACIAL POLITICS' AMID PRESSURE OF RECALL: LEO TERRELL "It’s a real lack of understanding and a lack of leadership on his part," Valdez said. Newsom, 53, has four children who attend a Sacramento private school that brought students back to...
    Professors at Cornell University reportedly protested a joint degree program with China’s Peking University over concerns about academic independence and human rights, according to meeting minutes and audio obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Alex Susskind, an associate dean at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, reportedly promoted the joint degree program funded by China’s education ministry, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The program with Peking University caters to mid-level Chinese executives and could generate up to $1 million in annual profits for Cornell, Susskind reportedly said. Cornell faculty members pushed back against the program and the Faculty Senate postponed a vote on whether to approve the venture, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Some faculty reportedly said the program seemed to be purely for financial gain, and Susskind discounted human rights concerns during a faculty meeting in February. A new joint degree program bankrolled by the Chinese government has caused an uproar among @Cornell professors, prompting soul searching at the Ivy League institution. Via @kakutani_yhttps://t.co/kOmz2jDpaM — Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) March 15, 2021 “When I talk to my colleagues at...
    Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse invited three witnesses who work for “dark money” groups to testify against “dark money” in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. The three witnesses Whitehouse called for the hearing were Ben Jealous, the president of People for the American Way, Michale Klarman from the advocacy group Take Back The Court and Lisa Graves of the watchdog group Center for Media and Democracy, The Washington Free Beacon reported. All three organizations receive “dark money“ funding, according to the outlet.  “Dark money” refers to undisclosed donations or financial contributions made to a particular person or entity, such as a non-profit, with the intent of influencing political outcomes, according to The Center for Responsive Politics. (RELATED: Joe Biden Rode Record-Breaking ‘Dark Money’ Donations Into The White House) WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 14: U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) questions Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett as she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) People for the American Way...
    More On: new york times War erupts at NY Times after reporter ousted over N-word controversy Reporters become scolds and censors New York Times ties itself in woke knots: Goodwin Two New York Times staffers resign, citing inappropriate behavior The New York Times is defending the creator of its controversial 1619 Project after she doxxed another reporter — and then wiped her entire Twitter history, including messages she had first been challenged over. Nikole Hannah-Jones, 44, tweeted out Washington Free Beacon reporter Aaron Sibarium’s cell number after he asked her about old tweets where she spelled out the N-word amid uproar over the ouster of a veteran Times colleague getting fired for once using the word. Sibarium said the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist kept his number online for 71 hours before deleting it — with a jokey exchange with another reporter suggesting she was aware it was up. He said it was “more annoying than alarming,” with “some nasty voice messages but nothing serious.” A spokeswoman for the Gray Lady defended Hannah-Jones, claiming to the Free Beacon that she had...
    Staff members at the New York Times are reportedly clashing after its longtime reporter Donald McNeil Jr. was forced to resign last week for using “racist language” in 2019. In posts to a private Facebook group, the Washington Free Beacon reportedly discovered Times staffers heatedly arguing about whether the ousting of McNeil, a science reporter who had been at the paper for 45 years, was justified. “What ever happened to the notion of worker solidarity … to giving a fellow worker the benefit of the doubt?” asked Steven Greenhouse, who worked as a labor reporter at the Times for more than 30 years. “Why is it that the focus in discussions like this almost always [is] on ruining the perpetrator’s life, and not those who were harmed by [his actions]?” crossword columnist Deb Amlen replied to Greenhouse. McNeil, who had emerged over the past year as a leading reporter on coronavirus for the paper, had, according to the Times, used a “racial slur” during a work trip to Peru in 2019 while serving as a guide to high school students, and the paper’s management had...
    New York Times magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones posted on Twitter the personal contact information of a reporter who was asking her for comment about the newspaper's latest internal drama. Hannah-Jones tweeted out an email from Washington Free Beacon associate editor Aaron Sibarium on Saturday that included his phone number. Sibarium contacted Hannah-Jones about tweets where she used the "n-word," in spite of the newspaper's own, apparently shifting guidelines against ever using such racially charged language, regardless of context. Commonly known as "doxxing," posting another person's private information without his or her permission is a violation of Twitter's terms of service. MICHAEL GOODWIN: NEW YORK TIMES FIRINGS -- HERE'S HOW CANCEL CULTURE CLAIMED TWO MORE VICTIMS Hannah-Jones was aware she had posted Sibarium's phone number to her more than 518,000 followers, and she left up it up for more than a day before deleting it. "@aaronsibarium is apparently trying to scour Black NYT employees Twitter accounts to find them using the N-word in response to Don McNeil's resignation, which is asinine on its face but also, homie, I don't use the N-word causually [sic] so this is...
    Staffers from The New York Times are reportedly clashing with one another following last week's resignation of veteran reporter Donald McNeil Jr.  The Washington Free Beacon reported on Monday that a "private" Facebook group made up of current and former Times employees were engaging in heated exchanges after McNeil announced his exit after it was revealed that he had used the "n-word" on a 2019 educational trip in Peru, something he explained in his resignation letter was said in context during a conversation with college students about the word but offered an apology.  NY TIMES REPORTER RESIGNS AFTER USE OF 'N-WORD' ON 2019 EDUCATIONAL TRIP STIRS UPROAR AMONG STAFF "One camp argues that his dismissal was justified and another asserts it set a troubling precedent, which the New York Times union should have done more to prevent," the Free Beacon reported.  Former Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse reportedly defended McNeil, writing "What ever happened to the notion of worker solidarity … to giving a fellow worker the benefit of the doubt? And why didn’t the NewsGuild do far more to defend and protect the job...
    Jalina Porter, the Biden State Department’s deputy spokesperson, once called the police a “threat” to “national security.” Porter wrote in a 2016 Facebook post that “U.S. cops” posed the greatest national security threat, more than that of the Islamic State (ISIS) and Russian hackers because of the killings of black Americans. “The largest threat to U.S. national security are U.S. cops,” wrote Porter, according to the Washington Free Beacon. “Not ISIS, not Russian hackers, not anyone or anything else.” “If y’all don’t wake up and rise up to this truth, the genocide against Blacks in America will continue until we are near extinct,” Porter said. “That’s not the world I seek to live in or create for myself and those around me.” Porter made the comments, according to the Free Beacon, in September 2016, not too long after a video surfaced of an unarmed black man named Terence Crutcher whom police shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Protests against police brutality sprouted throughout the U.S. in 2020 following the deaths of several black individuals in police-related incidents, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor....
    The State Department’s new deputy spokesperson Jalina Porter reportedly called police the “largest threat to U.S. national security” in a 2016 Facebook post, according to a screenshot obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. “The largest threat to U.S. national security are U.S. cops. Not ISIS, not Russian hackers, not anyone or anything else,” the post read according to the Washington Free Beacon. “If y’all don’t wake up and rise up to this truth, the genocide against Blacks in America will continue until we are near extinct. That’s not the world I seek to live in or create for myself and those around me.” “Largest Threat to U.S. National Security are U.S. Cops” Biden @StateDeputySPOX Jalina Porter via @Kredo0 https://t.co/yNgjW0N7GJ — Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) January 31, 2021 Porter’s public profile on Facebook does not display the post, suggesting that its accessibility may be controlled by the platform’s user privacy settings or that the post has since been deleted. Her comments were made Sept. 20, 2016 and appear to reference the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher by police officers in Tulsa,...
            by Thomas Catenacci  President Joe Biden’s Asia policy czar pick was a top executive at a non-profit foundation that had direct ties to the Chinese Communist Party, The Washington Free Beacon fist reported Wednesday. President Joe Biden’s choice to head Asia policy Kurt Campbell served on the board of the U.S.-China Strong Foundation as vice chairman until August 2020, The Washington Free Beacon reported. The group is funded by Chinese-American philanthropist Florence Fang, a leader of the National Association for China’s Peaceful Unification (NACPU), which is controlled by China’s international propaganda agency the United Front Work Department (UFWD). “The indicators suggest that the U.S.-China Strong Foundation could be a [Chinese Communist Party (CCP)] front group, or so heavily influenced by the CCP as to be tantamount to a front group,” Anders Corr, an intelligence analyst, told the Free Beacon. The UFWD works to “co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling [CCP],” according to a 2018 U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report. The department works to suppress opposition groups in China and to...
    President Joe Biden’s Asia policy czar pick was a top executive at a non-profit foundation that had direct ties to the Chinese Communist Party, The Washington Free Beacon fist reported Wednesday. President Joe Biden’s choice to head Asia policy Kurt Campbell served on the board of the U.S.-China Strong Foundation as vice chairman until August 2020, The Washington Free Beacon reported. The group is funded by Chinese-American philanthropist Florence Fang, a leader of the National Association for China’s Peaceful Unification (NACPU), which is controlled by China’s international propaganda agency the United Front Work Department (UFWD). “The indicators suggest that the U.S.-China Strong Foundation could be a [Chinese Communist Party (CCP)] front group, or so heavily influenced by the CCP as to be tantamount to a front group,” Anders Corr, an intelligence analyst, told the Free Beacon. (RELATED: Biden Says He’ll Be Tough On China — His Record Says Otherwise. Here’s How Biden Got It All Wrong On China) The UFWD works to “co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling [CCP],” according to...
    Secretary of Labor nominee Marty Walsh paid Biden Senior Advisor Anita Dunn’s political consulting firm $90,000 between September and December of 2020 leading up to his nomination, the Washington Free Beacon reported. The Boston Mayor’s campaign paid the $90,000 to SKDKnickerbocker, a well-known political consulting firm favored by several prominent Democrats including President Joe Biden, according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. Biden’s campaign paid the firm 2.2 million over the course of his 2020 presidential campaign. Labor Pick @marty_walsh Paid @JoeBiden-Linked Firm Tens of Thousands Prior to Nomination Via @CAndersonMO and @MatthewFoldihttps://t.co/SPALRvs1vK — Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) January 21, 2021 The report also revealed that then-California Secretary of State Alex Padilla awarded the firm a lucrative $35 million dollar contract amid pushback from the state’s chief financial officer, prior to Governor Gavin Newsom appointing Padilla to fill Vice President Kamala Harris’s vacated Senate seat. (RELATED: ‘Kamala Harris’s Childhood Story About Calling For ‘Fweedom’ Is Almost Identical To A Story Told By MLK’) According to publicly disclosed campaign finance statements from the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political...
    A man who attended a church camp ran by Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, said supervisors doused him in urine and made him sleep outside as punishment, he told the Washington Free Beacon. Anthony Washington, 30, when he was 12-years-old attended Camp Farthest Out, a summer retreat supervised by Warnock who at the time was a pastor at a Maryland church, according to the Free Beacon. Washington said he was subjected to abuse, was prohibited from contacting his parents and was humiliated while under the Senate candidate’s care, the Free Beacon wrote. “I’m like, ‘Hell no I’m not, it’s cold out there,’” Washington told the Beacon as he described counselors forcing him to sleep outside as a punishment for wetting his bed. “[The counselors] wouldn’t let me in the house, not at all. … Shut the door to the cabin, locked it. “It was dark. There wasn’t nothing out there but the basketball court. I ain’t never experienced nothing like that. Like, you’re not in a tent, you’re not in nothing. You’re just out, God knows where.” The 30-year-old...
    University of Oregon student government activists are trying to deplatform the College Republicans club after members attended a “stop the steal” rally, Free Beacon reported.  University of Oregon College Republicans posted a photo on Instagram of members at the Salem “stop the steal” rally early November. In the background of the photo, two flags decorated with the Proud Boys symbol can be seen.    View this post on Instagram   A post shared by UO College Republicans (@uo_cr) The comment section was quickly flooded with over 2,500 comments, many of which were criticizing the club, Free Beacon reported. A student government secretary, Katie Clarke, commented she was “so excited to deplatform the group,” per Free Beacon.  Student government members are currently attempting to cut off the club’s organizational funding and remove its official club status, per Free Beacon.  In a meeting between the student government and College Republicans’ board, the student senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning white supremacy and requiring all club leaders to attend “cultural competency training”, according to The Daily Emerald, the University Of Oregon student-led...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The American Journalism Project said Thursday that it was awarding $2 million in grants to three nonprofit newsrooms, including one based in New York City that targets the immigrant community. The site Documented, founded in 2018 by Mazin Sidahmed and Max Siegelbaum, will use the grant to expand newsgathering for Spanish-speaking immigrants. Documented has been praised for innovations in reaching readers, including through Semanal, a Spanish-language newsletter delivered through WhatsApp. The venture philanthropy fund, begun by the founder of Texas Tribune, is also giving grants to the Montana Free Press in Helena, Montana, and the Beacon in Kansas City, Missouri. The Free Press was founded in 2016 by former Great Falls Tribune capital bureau chief John Adams, whose reporting was featured in the documentary “Dark Money.” The organization hopes to use it to expand operations across the state. The Beacon covers Kansas and Missouri, and was founded this year by Kelsey Ryan, a former investigative reporter for the Kansas City Star. The project also provided startup money to the West Virginia-based Mountain State Spotlight and to...
    Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock’s church-run summer camp was shut down after Maryland health officials found unreported child abuse allegations and repeated safety code violations, records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. Records from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene revealed that staff failed to properly supervise children and were not given a criminal background check before being hired, which is required by law. The camp’s director was forced to resign after at least five child abuse or neglect allegations were brought against him, the Free Beacon reported Thursday. Warnock served as the senior pastor of the Douglas Memorial Community Church at the time, which operated the Maryland camp known as Camp Farthest Out. (RELATED: Raphael Warnock Refused To Say If He Supports Court Packing During Georgia Senate Debate) In 2002, Warnock was arrested for allegedly interfering in a police investigation into child abuse allegations, according to the outlet. A police report obtained by the Free Beacon showed Warnock was arrested after he and another reverend were repeatedly warned not to interfere with police interviews. Despite...
    Columbia University took at least $1 million in funding from the Chinese government for hosting a Confucius Institute that it did not disclose, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The Free Beacon found that the government backed entity that operates the Confucius Institute, Hanban, vowed in 2010 to donate about $1 million to Columbia University, according to a report from Chinese state media. Records from the Department of Education show that the school did not disclose these donations to the federal government, though it did disclose about $350,000 in donates for unspecified “centers/institute” last spring. The State Department last summer claimed that Confucius Institutes are “part of Beijing’s multifaceted propaganda efforts,” and designated them as a foreign mission. "Unfortunately Columbia is really par for the course," said Rachelle Peterson, director of policy at the educational watchdog group the National Association of Scholars. "For many years, colleges and universities have been either completely negligent or willfully out of compliance of the law. They have fought transparency at every step of the way." Some of the money, the Free Beacon reports, went...
    More On: columbia university Ex-FBI director James Comey to teach at Columbia Law School Columbia University bars 70 MBA students from classes after trip to Turks and Caicos Trial set for for Ivy League gynecologist accused of sexually abusing patients Snakes alive! Reptiles slither into vacant upstate Columbia observatory ​Columbia University failed to disclose $1 million in funding from the Chinese government for opening a Confucius Institute, which the State Department has designated as a propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party, according to a report on Monday. Columbia is the only Ivy League school to host the institute that the Chinese government established to promote its language and culture in foreign countries, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Hanban, the Beijing-controlled association that oversees the Confucius Institute, pledged in 2010 to provide Columbia University $1 million in funding over the next five years, Chinese media reported. But Department of Education records show that the school never disclosed the donations, the Free Beacon report said. Columbia disclosed $350,000 in donations for “centers/institute” last spring after the Department of Education cracked...
    Joe Biden’s gun ban and tax plan could cost Americans tens of billions of dollars in taxes on guns that they already own, The Washington Free Beacon reported. About 20 million rifles and 150 million ammunition magazines would be included in Biden’s ban, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), The Free Beacon reported. The new taxes could potentially cost Americans more than $34 billion, according to The Free Beacon. “I think if [Biden and his team] were smart, they would look at those numbers and get an idea of where America stands on gun ownership and gun rights.” Mark Oliva, spokesman for the NSSF, stated. LAS VEGAS – NOVEMBER 14: A sales associate takes a gun from a display of shotguns at The Gun Store November 14, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Biden’s proposed plan would ban new sales of AR-15 rifles and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Some owners would be payed to surrender some guns affected by the plan and those who don’t will have to register their firearms...
    Jeffrey Sachs, an economist who is being floated for a cabinet position in the Biden administration, has been a frequent guest on Chinese propaganda outlets, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Sachs’ relationship with the Chinese government and Chinese business elite goes back to at least the early 2000s, the Washington Free Beacon reported. The Columbia University economist’s work includes contributing to articles in the Chinese-controlled outlets the Global Times and China Daily as well as appearing on the China Global Television Network (CGTN), a state-controlled media outlet. (RELATED: Chinese Communist Party Propagandist Says He Can’t Wait For Biden To Be President) Sachs criticized the Trump administration’s sanctions on Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications giant that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has labeled as a national security threat. When President Donald Trump implemented sanctions after Beijing cracked down on Hong Kong, Sachs wrote in the Global Times in May that “Trump is trying to incite a new cold war against China” and called the president’s ideas “very crude and dangerous.” The economist has also said that tariffs against China were politically motivated...
    Far-left U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) took part in an online get-out-the-vote event this week organized by Hasan Piker, an activist vlogger who last year said "America deserved 9/11," the Washington Free Beacon reported. What are the details?The congresswomen played the popular video game "Among Us" and livestreamed it with other gamers Tuesday night on Twitch as part of a voting outreach to young people watching on the platform, USA Today said, adding that over 435,000 people viewed the event. Ocasio-Cortez noted at the beginning of the stream that Piker, one of the gamers, "wrangled" the event together at the last minute, the Free Beacon said. Last year, Piker — a former former contributor to the left-wing news and commentary group The Young Turks — attacked U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) in a video and said "America deserved 9/11," the Free Beacon noted. Crenshaw lost his right eye in 2012 while serving in Iraq. "This guy has the understanding of foreign policy of, like, a 12-year-old," Piker said of Crenshaw, according to the outlet....
    A Biden campaign ad released Sunday attempts to portray a humble Michigan small business owner struggling to stay afloat while his business is being decimated by President Trump's "COVID response." "For 50 years, the Blind Pig has been open and crowded, but right now it's an empty room," says Joe Malcoun in the ad, describing popular Ann Arbor, Mich., live music venue "The Blind Pig," which he co-owns. "This is the reality of Trump's COVID response," he continues. "We don't know how much longer we can survive not having any revenue. A lot of restaurants and bars that have been mainstays for years will not make it through this."What's the problem?The ad would certainly be effective if not for its misleading portrayal of Malcoun and its incoherent attack on the president's pandemic response, the Washington Free Beacon reported. But as it turns out, struggling small business owner Malcoun is actually a wealthy Democratic donor who contributed $5,000 to the former vice president's presidential campaign in July as the pandemic raged on, Federal Election Commission filings show. ...
    Joe Biden’s disturbing habit of telling audacious lies about his biography took another hit this week when the Washington Free Beacon discovered no one can remember Biden attending a black church he claims to have attended at a teen. On the campaign trail, Biden has claimed he was “raised” in a black church. Last year, he said, “I got raised in the black church. We would go sit in Rev. Herring’s church, sit there before we’d go out, and try to change things when I was a kid in college and in high school.” “I have a lot of black support because that’s where I come from. I was raised in the black church, politically, not a joke,” Biden told the NAACP in January. The Rev. Herring in the first quote is Rev. Otis Herring, which means the church Biden referred to is the Union Baptist Church in Wilmington, DE. Herring died in 1996, but the Washington Free Beacon reached out to longtime members and they say Biden was not there. This includes Phyllis Drummond, who, according to the Free Beacon,...
    Madison Summers October 7, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s town hall with NBC News was supposed to be held with “undecided” voters, but a recent report suggests a few of the voters are not. During the town hall hosted by NBC News’ Lester Holt on Monday night, there were two “undecided” voters who previously told MSNBC that they support Biden, The Washington Free Beacon reports. Lawyer Peter Gonzalez asked Biden a question during the town hall, and marketing executive Ismael Llano asked another question. However, the two appeared on MSNBC in August where they were both described by the chyron as “voting for Biden.” “If we get four more years of Trump, good luck, and good luck with the future attracting younger voters,” Gonzalez previously told MSNBC. Another “undecided” voter, Mateo Gomez, at the town hall “told MSNBC on Sept. 30 that he was leaning toward voting Biden over Trump after watching the first debate,” as the Free Beacon reports. Additionally, another attendee at the town hall, who was not previously on MSNBC, has posted pro-Biden...
    Media outlets amplified the accusations of a woman with dubious credibility in stories linking Supreme Court nominee Amy Cony Barrett to the Catholic group People of Praise. An examination by the Free Beacon found that Theill has accused her parents, her therapists, her children and her attorneys of neglect and abuse and has brought in legal action against many of them. Theill frequently criticized the Catholic Church, accused Evangelical Christians of being “the American Taliban” on Facebook, and compared President Donald Trump and those who support him to Nazi Germany. Media outlets amplified the accusations of a woman with questionable credibility in stories linking Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the Catholic group People of Praise. Numerous outlets cited Coral Nika Theill’s negative depictions of People of Praise after former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Sept. 18, according to the Washington Free Beacon. These outlets included Reuters, Politico, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the National Catholic Reporter, and the Washington Post. (RELATED: Reuters Rewrote A Smear Job On Amy Coney Barrett,...
    The nation's largest gun-control group dodged guns entirely in a new swing state ad campaign that abandons the group's core issue to focus on health care. Documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, supported in large part by donations from billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is funding ads that assail Republicans on health care rather than gun control. The ads target state-level politicians in Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina, Arizona and Minnesota. The postcard-style ads, copies of which are posted to the back end of the group's website, have nearly identical wording. GUN SALES IN MAJOR SWING STATES UP NEARLY 80% THIS YEAR: WILL IT HAVE ANY BEARING ON ELECTION OUTCOME? In an ad against Republican state Rep. Andrew Lewis, the group accused him of helping to "take health care away from Pennsylvanians" but makes no mention of guns. Everytown has largely avoided Second Amendment issues when trying to woo voters in swing states. The group minimized gun control in attack ads aimed at Republican senators running for reelection in Iowa and North Carolina earlier this month. The decision indicates Everytown has determined issues like health care and energy production are more persuasive to swing-state voters –...
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