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    Washington Irving is known by most to be the father of Halloween with his iconic ghost story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," inspired by the New York village that neighbored his own in the Hudson Valley region of the state.What most people don’t know, though, are his contributions to how Americans celebrate Christmas today.Fox Nation ventured to the historic Hudson Valley this holiday season to explore Washington Irving's home, hometown, and the inspiration for his timeless literary contributions to America. CLICK TO GET FOX NATION"Many people are not fully aware of his importance today," said Hal Greenberg, Sunnyside tour guide who impersonated Irving for the special. "Not only was he one of the most popular authors of all time in the United States, he also mentored an entire generation of American authors that came after."Edgar Allen Poe, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson to name a few.Born in Manhattan just a few years after the Declaration of Independence had been signed, Irving had come of age when America did - lending to the claims suggesting Washington...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced what he called a first-in-the-nation vaccine mandate for private companies Monday. He said the combination of the Omicron variant and holiday gatherings forced him to take “bold” steps. He’s giving businesses just three weeks to make sure their workers are vaccinated. READ MORE: Having Trouble Getting A COVID-19 Booster Appointment? CBS2 Is Here To Point You In Right Direction“We in New York City have decided to use a preemptive strike to really do something bold to stop the further growth of COVID and the dangers it’s causing to all of us,” he said in an interview on MSNBC. WATCH: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies  De Blasio said the city will release specific rules on Dec. 15, before the mandate takes effect Dec. 27. He said it will apply to in-person employees, but would not provide any details about enforcement. He also said there will not be a weekly testing option. “Vaccines work, and vaccine mandates work, particularly when joined with efforts to build vaccine confidence, provide incentives,...
              moreby Scott McClallen   Michigan ranked 7th nationwide in the CATO Institute’s 2021 Freedom in the States report. The rankings use 230 metrics to rank states on how their policies promote freedom in fiscal, regulatory and personal realms. The Wolverine state advanced two spots from 2018 and four since 2016. Michigan’s tax burden is 5.9% of adjusted personal income, while government debt is now below average at 15.9% of income. CATO notes that Michigan has a slightly above-average incarceration rate but has passed wide-ranging criminal justice reforms in 2017. Other policies passed in 2020 include the Clean Slate package that will likely continue criminal justice reform. Michigan’s asset forfeiture law is better than average thanks to 2015 and 2019 reforms. Michiganders legalized recreational possession and use of marijuana for adults in 2018. Michigan beat out Minnesota (38), Wisconsin (17), Ohio (31), Illinois (37), Missouri (11) but ranked behind Indiana (6). New Hampshire (1), Florida (2), Nevada (3), Tennessee (4), and South Dakota (5) took the top-five spots in the nation. Policy recommendations for Michigan Fiscal: Cut spending on higher education, health, and...
    The fully vaccinated Minnesota man who became one of the country's first Omicron cases said he was 'taken aback' but feeling well after learning he was infected with the feared variant after coming back from a packed NYC Anime convention in November. Peter McGinn, 30, had met up with 35 people from a friends group - 15 of whom have since tested positive - to attend the convention at the Javits Center, which drew about 53,000 people from November 20-22.   It is unknown how many in that fully vaccinated group have the Omicron variant. The group had also all gone out to a bar following the event.  McGinn, a health care analyst  from  Minneapolis, was fully vaccinated and received his first booster shot during the first week of November.  'I felt perfectly safe with the people that I was with, and so it never really crossed my mind to think that I had COVID,' McGinn told ABC. 'I was just a little taken aback.' Minneapolis health care analyst Peter McGinn, 30, has spoken about how surprised he was after he...
    Bentiu, South Sudan (CNN)Many of the main roads running through Unity State are now completely submerged, yet the traffic remains. There are no cars, just people, some of whom swim, others wade, pushing their way through the heavy silt-laden water. The more fortunate glide by on canoes with their livestock and whatever possessions they could salvage from the floods. In this traffic, between the cities of Bentiu and Ding Ding, is a group of women, pushing to dislodge their makeshift raft that has become stuck in mud, weighed down by six children. The men in the family went back north to keep their cattle safe, and the women were left to push for four days in the hope of reaching higher ground. Along the way, their food ran out, said one of the women, named Nereka. Her 5-month-old baby wails as she talks. "Of course, I'm worried about my children," she said. "That's why we keep moving." Ravaged by years of conflict, there has barely been enough peacetime in the world's newest nation to begin building. Only 200 kilometers of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new initiative will help New York homeowners struggling during the pandemic. New York has become the first state in the nation to receive approval from the U.S. Department of Treasury to launch its Homeowner Assistance Fund. READ MORE: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies“To a family that is sitting in their home… they’re thinking about what they can possibly do to stop this foreclosure from happening, and the loss of their beloved home. This is the lifeline they’ve been waiting for,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul. The program will provide $539 million to help eligible homeowners. READ MORE: Former Rep. Max Rose Running For Congress AgainHochul says the state will prioritize those most at risk of being evicted. She says it’s anticipated that applications will accepted starting Jan. 3. MORE NEWS: Parents On Alert After Student Robbed At Knifepoint In Queens Middle School Bathroom; 'How Does Somebody Get Past Security?'For more information, CLICK HERE.
     When 1.5 million American troops started arriving on British shores in 1942, they captivated war-weary British girls – then left a trail of broken hearts and unplanned pregnancies. Kate Thompson celebrates the women who lived through those heady days Getting the party started – American troops and their friends celebrate VE Day in Piccadilly Circus, central London, 8 May 1945  It’s a steamy summer night in wartime Soho. It starts as a low rumble, then the ground begins to tremble. Theatregoers look around nervously, but this is no bombing raid. The ‘steeplechase race’ to get the coveted front-row seats of the Windmill Theatre has begun. ‘Shake it, sister!’ whoops a particularly enthusiastic GI as he vaults the red-velvet seat and takes the lead. Soon the whole front row is filled with boisterous, cigar-chomping young men, all eager to get close to the beautiful young women on stage. Restrained London audiences have never seen behaviour like it. Britain has never seen anything like it. In the spring of 1942, the Yanks, as they were known, didn’t just leapfrog over theatre seats...
    As governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis is understandably big on gators. He had a gator logo along with the words “Don’t Tread on Florida” stenciled onto a sign he unveiled in October when calling for a special session of the legislature to counter federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates. And his office had that gator’s twin on another sign with the words “Let Us Alone” affixed to the podium at a national guard armory in Pensacola on Thursday. The staging was completed with a huge American flag and a dozen national guardsmen who stood at attention as DeSantis entered. “At ease,” he quietly told them. The soldiers immediately obeyed, for they are under his command unless nationalized by presidential order. He was there to announce increased funding for the Florida National Guard. But he also made known a plan to revive a state military unit whose uniforms will say FLORIDA rather than U.S. ARMY like those worn by the soldiers who stood at ease behind him as he now took to the podium. No matter what the president might want, the Florida...
    I was thinking about the theory of political union as opposed to the practice of political union when I came across this line from the founder of USA Today. In 1982, on the frontpage of the first edition of his fledgling daily, the late Gannet CEO Al Neuharth expressed his aspirations for a new venture. “USA Today hopes to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to make the USA truly one nation.” That phrase jumped out at me -- truly one nation. The implications seem many and varied. On the one hand, America is not currently one nation. If it is, it’s not a true one. On the other hand, it’s becoming one, true nation. And if it’s becoming one true nation, what is it right now? Then there’s that phrase -- “better understanding and (better) unity.” The presumption seems to be that more facts and more knowledge strengthen the bonds between and among these united states. It’s a worthy goal, I’ll admit. It’s also a catchy slogan. But is any of it true? Is the...
    Polarizing Fox News host Tucker Carlson has compared Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, to Italian fascist World War II dictator Benito Mussolini - just hours after his colleague Lara Logan likened the scientist to Auschwitz death camp doctor Josef Mengele.  During Monday's installment of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the presenter argued that the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has gone from being a sober public servant at the outset of the pandemic to a megalomaniac accountable to no one. 'After two years of being nonstop media adulation, Tony Fauci has morphed into an even shorter version of Benito Mussolini,' Carlson said. The talk show host's claim as relating to the size of the two men fell a bit short. Fauci is 5-foot-7, the same exact height as the former Italian dictator. Scroll down for video  Fox News' Tucker Carlson argued that Dr Anthony Fauci thinks 'he's a deity accountable to no one' after two years of 'nonstop media adulation' Carlson drew a comparison between Fauci (left) and Benito Mussolini (right), saying he...
    BARBADOS cut ties with the British monarchy today as it became a republic, marking the end of the Queen's reign on the former island colony. Her Majesty sent her "warmest good wishes" to the nation for its "happiness, peace and prosperity in future", while Prince Charles made a landmark speech acknowledging Britain's colonial past. 2Prince Charles gave a landmark speech on slavery as Barbados became a republic at midnightCredit: PA 2 Outgoing Governor General and new President of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason, said: "The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind." The Queen insists ending her reign in any realm is a matter for the government and people.  It is rare for a country to remove the Queen as its head of state. The last to do so was Mauritius in 1992. Guyana took the step in 1970, less than four years after gaining independence from Britain. Trinidad and Tobago followed suit in 1976, and Dominica in 1978. But with the Queen now 95, which of the remaining 15 Commonwealth nations are likely to follow the lead...
    Russia is believed to be developing a special Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to predict and then prevent riots and protests in the latest part of a Kremlin crackdown on dissent. The technology will use machine learning to carry out a 'multi-factor, comprehensive analysis of the likelihood of riots and unauthorised public events' taking place and then alerts security services to them. The country's Emergency Situations Ministry is planning to have the technology in place in 2022, according to the Kommersant news website. The software will also analyse news, social media, CCTV and public transport data to foresee upcoming riots, and has drawn comparisons to the Tom Cruise film Minority Report. Russia is believed to be developing a special Artificial Intelligence (AI) software to predict and then prevent riots and protests in the latest part of a Kremlin crackdown on dissent. Pictured: Pro Alexei Navalny protestors clash with police in January following his arrest The 2002 Hollywood blockbuster is set the year 2054, where a specialized police department called Precrime arrests people based on foreknowledge of crimes they are about to commit. ...
    Fox Nation host Lara Logan has ignited a controversy by comparing Dr Anthony Fauci to the notorious Nazi Josef Mengele, who conducted hideous experiments on inmates at Auschwitz during World War II to earn his moniker as the 'Angel of Death.' Logan was taking part in a discussion on Fox News Primetime of the Biden administration's response to the new super-mutated Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Monday when she launched into a tirade against the president's chief medical adviser.  'This is what people say to me, that he doesn't represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps,' Logan opined.  'And I am talking about people all across the world are saying this because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty – it has obliterated economies – the level of suffering that has been created because of this disease is now being seen in the cold light of...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a key speech in a series of policy-focused speeches on Tuesday morning focused on the fight against abortion as the U.S. Supreme Court begins considering a landmark case that has far-reaching implications for the future of life in the country. “The Court’s misguided decision in Roe v. Wade has inflicted a tragedy not only on our nation, but on humanity, that is hard to fathom,” Pence will say in his speech, according to an excerpt his team provided to Breitbart News. “Its scale is unprecedented in the history of mankind. In the 48 years since the Court’s ruling, unborn children have been segregated into a caste of Second Class citizens devoid of the most basic human rights. Precious babies have lived outside the protection of our laws, at the mercy of a culture that devalues them, and an abortion industry that profits from their suffering.” Pence’s team provided Breitbart News exclusively with some excerpts of the former vice president’s planned remarks ahead of their public release and delivery at the National Press Club...
    Lara Logan, once a deeply respected and award-winning investigative reporter, told Fox News viewers on Monday night that “people all across the world” are telling her that America’s top infectious disease expert is just like Josef Mengele, the notorious Nazi doctor known as the “Angel of Death.” With the new super-mutated Omicron variant sparking concern around the globe over a possible new round of lockdowns and restrictions, conservatives and right-wing media have started pushing conspiracy theories about the new virus strain. A number of Fox News hosts and GOP politicians have suggested that Democrats are making up COVID-19 variants in an effort to “cheat” and steal the upcoming election. At the same time, while Dr. Anthony Fauci has sounded the alarm over the “troublesome” Omicron’s potential resistance to immune protection, the chief White House medical adviser said he doesn’t anticipate any additional travel restrictions as he doesn’t sense a “high degree of severity” with the virus. During an appearance on Fox News Primetime on Monday, Logan—who hosts a program on Fox Nation, the network’s online streaming service—complained that the coverage...
    Enes Kanter said he was “proud” to announce he was officially an American after and taking the oath of citizenship to be an American. The Boston Celtics center posted a two-minute plus video on Twitter Monday which showed him proudly raising his right hand and taking the oath. Kanter is from Turkey. (RELATED: NBA Player Enes Kanter Says He’s Becoming A Citizen Of ‘The Greatest Country In The World’) “I am proud to be an American,” Kanter tweeted to his hundreds of thousands of followers from the account for Enes Kanter Freedom. “Greatest nation in the world.” I am proud to be an American. Greatest nation in the world. The Land of the free, and home of the brave.  pic.twitter.com/8mbUX1dpWS — Enes Kanter FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) November 29, 2021 “The Land of the free, and home of the brave,” he added. At the end of the video, we see him hug the judge as the NBA star was wearing a T-shirt that had an American flag on it that read, “U.S. Citizen, Established 2021.” The Celtics’ star recently made headlines...
    Morgan said that "the more he contradicts himself on TV, the more he erodes public trust." "If, as he insists, his only interest is in saving lives, then it's time Anthony Fauci put his ego away, stayed off TV and shut the f*[**] up," Morgan concluded. In the piece, Morgan pointed to comments Fauci made during an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation". Margaret Brennan said to Fauci that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) "told the attorney general you should be prosecuted." In replying to Brennan, Fauci laughed, "I should be prosecuted? What happened on January 6 senator?" "Do you think that this is about making you a scapegoat to deflect from President Trump?" Brennan inquired. "Of course," Fauci said. During the interview Fauci also said that "they're really criticizing science, because I represent science." Earlier this year Cruz asked Attorney General Merrick Garland, "Is the Department of Justice investigating Dr. Fauci for lying to Congress?" The lawmaker also asked if the attorney general would appoint a special prosecutor. Lawmakers like Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz...
    People are going wild over Joe Biden's 'hot' Secret Service agent after videos of the unlikely heartthrob protecting the president in Massachusetts went viral on TikTok. A Nantucket local named Matt, who is known as @life_with_matt on the platform, shared footage of the plainclothes agent shaking hands with another handsome bodyguard.  'Forget about the PRESIDENT. The "SECRET SERVICE" be looking fine,' he captioned the clip, which has been viewed more than 2.4 million times.  Scroll down for video   Mystery man: One of Joe Biden's Secret Service agents has become an unlikely heartthrob after videos of him protecting the president on Nantucket went viral  Who cars about Joe! A Nantucket local named Matt, who is known as @life_with_matt on TikTok, shared footage of a plainclothes agent shaking hands with another bodyguard Entourage: The Bidens spent Thanksgiving on the Massachusetts island and were seen walking around with their family and Secret Service agents over the weekend The Bidens were seen walking around downtown Nantucket with their family and Secret Service agents over the weekend before they headed back to the White House on Sunday. ...
    Florida is continuing to report the lowest rate of daily coronavirus cases per capita in the nation, and the figure dropped even lower over the holiday weekend. According to the New York Times’ coronavirus tracker, last updated November 29, Florida is reporting just three cases of the virus per 100,000 — the lowest in the nation. That is down from the six per capita reported Friday. Overall, the Sunshine State is reporting a daily average of 681 cases, representing a 53 percent drop over the past two weeks. Notably, hospitalizations in the state have also dropped by 11 percent in the same time frame.  This is significant, as Florida came under constant scrutiny from the establishment media and left-wing politicians over the course of the pandemic, namely for refusing to embrace extended lockdowns or even a mask mandate. Notably, Florida never once had a statewide mask mandate in place. Illinois for comparison, is currently under another statewide mask mandate, yet it is reporting a daily average of 4,661 cases, or 37 per 100,000, representing an increase of 45 percent in the...
    The “Looking Glass” ponders economic and real estate trends through two distinct lenses: the optimist’s “glass half-full” and the pessimist’s “glass half-empty.” Buzz: Californians are slow to the “quit your job” trend. Source: The state-by-state JOLT (Job Openings and Labor Turnover) report for September by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It details the reasons behind the swings in broader employment trends. Debate: Quits are curiously seen as a measure of worker confidence — the more the merrier. Why? Financial logic suggests you don’t quit your current job if you don’t think a replacement is easy to find. So if “voluntary departures” are more popular outside of California, are Golden State workers worried about job prospects? Glass half-empty September saw 443,000 quits in California. Again, that’s the most “I’m outta here” notes to the boss among the states. But remember, California is also the nation’s largest job market. So quitters represent only 2.7% of all workers — the 11th smallest share nationally and below the 3% U.S. quit rate. But workplace stability isn’t anything exactly new in the state. Between...
    Blue Michigan, led by famed lockdowner Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), has the highest coronavirus case rate in the nation, with the peak spiking at 59 percent in the last two weeks as other states such as Florida see record low numbers. According to the New York Times’ coronavirus data tracker, Michigan is reporting a daily average of 8,457 cases, or 85 per 100,000. That represents a 59 percent increase over the last 14 days. In that same time frame, hospitalizations in the state jumped 41 percent, reporting a daily average of 4,092 hospitalizations.  Whitmer stood as one of the most prominent pro-lockdown figures throughout the pandemic, extending restrictions well into summer 2021. What is more, she sought police enforcement of her unconstitutional rules, actively seeking the “assistance of the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) and Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police on a plan to urge Michigan residents to call law enforcement on alleged order violators,” as Breitbart News reported in June.  People demonstrate during the Michigan Conservative Coalition organized “Operation Haircut” in Lansing, Michigan on May 20, 2020. The group opposes...
    The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that took place in the Navy Yard district, Fox News confirms. In a statement issued to Fox News, the Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting "occurred at approximately 2:51 pm [Saturday] in the unit block of I Street, SE." DC SEES BIGGEST HOMICIDE TOLL IN 16 YEARS FOLLOWING EARLY MORNING SHOOTING "Upon arrival to the scene, members located shell casings but no victim," MPD said in the statement. "Shortly thereafter, an adult male victim, conscious and breathing, walked into an area hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. This case remains under active investigation." Photos shared to social media from individuals near the scene of the incident show a police presence in the area with some roads closed to the public. Another photo shared to social media shows caution tape stretched across the road at the scene of the incident. A social media user who was near the scene of the shooting said he could hear "the shots from inside the building." Sarah Iddrissu, chief of...
    Oh boy. Facebook is a menace. COVID-19 is a menace. Conservatism is a cesspool. Together, those three ingredients have created a toxic stew of malevolent death and devastation. We can talk about all those things in the abstract, look at the numbers and statistics, and catch the occasional whiff of seditionist right-wing rhetoric. But I hadn’t really fully understood just how horrifying that combination of right-wing extremism, Facebook, and a killer virus was until I became a regular at the Herman Cain Awards subreddit. This serieswill document some of those stories, so we are aware of what the other side is doing to our country. Today’s cautionary tale doesn’t understand how government works, or science. 1. I guess I haven’t gotten my government-mandated leg-breaking yet. Government is so inefficient! 2. I forget, who did Biden appoint Vice President of Wheelchair Sales and Marketing? 3. If someone “taxes” an item that they themselves are selling, isn’t that just a “price markup”? 4. Regulations? Ironically, that’s what industry does, with seats on the SEC and other industry-regulating agencies.  5. If you use a wheelchair, for sure...
    Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis may be vindicated for his refusal to impose pandemic lockdowns, as well as vaccine and mask mandates, after the Sunshine State posted the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths per capita in the nation. On Friday, the Sunshine State reported 1,393 new cases of COVID-19, roughly six cases per every 100,000 residents. The state also reported just one death in the past week. By contrast, Michigan leads the nation in daily coronavirus cases per capita - with a 7-day rolling average of 560 per 100,000 residents - despite Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer imposing some of the harshest restrictions in the nation.  DeSantis - an early favorite in the 2024 presidential race depending on what Donald Trump does - took a victory lap after the latest figures were announced.  'It just shows once again the success of Governor DeSantis’s science-based and data-based policies,' DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw told Fox News Digital.  'He’s always made decisions based on the data and that continued even during the Delta surge this summer what he realized would...
    The Met Council, the Twin Cities regional planning and transit agency, isn’t alone in how the COVID-19 pandemic affected its operations and people. The shutdowns of many businesses — and the advent of work from home — slashed ridership and revenue for the agency. Already facing a structural deficit, it was pushed further into the red with the loss of farebox revenue — even as it was obligated to continue to operate some services for those who didn’t have the ability to work from home. It also took on those challenges with a new boss. Charlie Zelle, the former state Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner, was appointed just before the pandemic hit, which he had to address along with other inherited challenges: transit safety, budgets and the increasingly fraught Southwest LRT construction. MinnPost spoke with Zelle about his first two years in the high-profile position, and how the Met Council plans to move forward. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  MinnPost: It probably seemed like a good idea to have accepted this job when the governor offered...
    The persistence of COVID-19, supply chain challenges and difficult labor markets made 2021 a trying year for the agriculture industry in Minnesota. Throw in the most severe drought in decades, and this growing season felt almost insurmountable. Thankfully, for some crop farmers, there was one saving grace this season — the ability to irrigate — so that our crops, and our nation’s food supply, had a fighting chance. Minnesota has more than 600,000 acres of agricultural irrigation permits throughout the state. Particularly in the coarse, sandy soil region of central Minnesota, irrigation is used to ensure crops receive the necessary amount of water to grow and thrive. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the University of Minnesota recommend a suite of technology and data analysis tools to help farmers use just what they need and do so at scale. It used to be that farmers had to drive from field to field so we could touch the soil and see how it was doing. While many of us still do that to some degree, we also have soil monitors...
    Best Cyber Monday Sonos deals in 2021: Deck your home out with speakers Nick Saban Releases Heartfelt Statement After the Passing of Cecil Hurt Have Excellent Credit? These Cards Are for You Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © D Dipasupil/FilmMagic; Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images What happens on The Bachelor, doesn’t always stay on The Bachelor! While many couples have found — or lost — love on the reality TV dating franchise over the years, others have met their match within Bachelor Nation after their season ended. From Kaitlyn Bristowe moving on with Jason Tartick after her broken engagement to Shawn Booth, to Elizabeth Kitt and Ty Brown welcoming their first child together in April 2018, Us Weekly is taking a look back at the couples who got together outside of the show. Scroll down to see which former reality stars have found love with other past contestants from the hit ABC series.
    On Tuesday morning, President Joe Biden announced that he would be making available 50 million barrels of oil from the national Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The release is designed to ease a perceived tightness in supply and lower gas prices that have been rising in advance of the holiday travel season. Of those 50 million, 18 million had already been authorized by Congress. Republicans have seized on claims of rapidly rising gas prices, along with fear-mongering over “empty store shelves” to create a narrative that not only is inflation soaring, but both Thanksgiving tables and Christmas living rooms are going to be bare. And somehow, all of this can be blamed on Biden. The truth is that gas prices were already in decline even before the strategic reserves were tapped. The Houston Chronicle reports that while prices remain higher than they were a year ago—when travel restrictions and a greater fear of the pandemic strongly impacted consumption—they’ve fallen over the past week. When it comes to product availability, The Wall Street Journal reports that the “shelves overfloweth” at the nation’s largest retailers. But...
    ANOTHER couple bites the dust as Zac Clark and Tayshia Adams recently ended their engagement. The couple had gotten engaged during Tayshia's season of The Bachelorette and things seemed to be going great with wedding planning but sadly, his jealousy was a deal-breaker for her. A look at the Bachelor Nation couples who are still going on strong even after filming stopped. RACHAEL KIRKCONNELL AND MATT JAMES 13Credit: The Mega Agency One couple who has remained together after the cameras stopped filming were Rachael and Matt after he picked her during the last Bachelor season. However, the couple parted ways shortly after as Rachael's problematic past came to light. It didn't take long, though, for Matt and Rachael to rekindle their love and they have seemingly worked through their differences. The couple has been together since and she recently supported him during his Dancing With The Stars appeareance. Most read in LifestyleLAW & ORDER Furious Meg sends LAWYER to defend 'difficult boss' claims in new BBC royal docROYAL RAGER Prince Harry 'blew Charles out the...
    Washington state ranks 42nd in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness, according to a new report from the Reason Foundation. The yearly report measures highway performance based on 13 different categories, including urban and rural pavement condition, deficient bridges, traffic fatalities, spending per mile, and administrative costs per mile of highway. “All 13 categories are considered together, weighted equally and then averaged to get one overall score,” the report states. “Therefore, each measure, whether spending efficiency or system performance, is weighted equally.” Washington state’s worst rankings are in maintenance disbursements per mile (49th), administrative disbursements per mile (47th), and rural interstate pavement conditions (46th). The state’s best rankings are in the urban fatality rate (7th), overall fatality rate (10th), and urban area congestion (10th). Motorists in Seattle may be surprised to learn that Seattle is the only 14th worst congested places to drive in the U.S., according to the 2019 Global Traffic Scorecard from Kirkland-based traffic and technology data company INRIX, and that the state has the overall 10th place ranking in urbanized area congestion. That translates to drivers...
    In this episode, Vince and Jason review Dr. Alveda King’s views on the Texas Abortion ban, discuss what should be considered an abortion and if a man has any say in the discussion. (RELATED: Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Texas Heartbeat Act) “Vince & Jason Save The Nation” is a political debate show that grapples with America’s most pressing questions. The show features intelligent, brutally honest conversations between Vince Coglianese and Jason Nichols, two nationally renowned political commentators who come from opposite sides of the political divide but share a profound love of country. Enlisting the support of their fascinating and talented guests, Vince and Jason tackle the existential issues confronting America and set out on their quest to Save the Nation. Subscribe to Save The Nation on Apple Podcasts: https://rb.gy/mletxb Subscribe to Save The Nation on Spotify: https://rb.gy/jd7gdx
    CBS' "Face the Nation" had to issue a correction after a reporter claimed on Sunday that Kyle Rittenhouse crossed state lines "armed for battle" ahead of his deadly encounter in Kenosha, Wis. In the initial report, reporter Mark Strassman suggested Rittenhouse crossed state lines, from Illinois into Wisconsin, with a gun in his possession. However, court testimony and police interviews revealed that the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle Rittenhouse used during the Kenosha riots was already in the city ahead of his trip.  "Lots to unpack here, this country’s ongoing moment of racial reckoning, vigilantism, and self-defense claims from armed people who deputize themselves," Strassman added. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 20: Hundreds are gathered at the Federal Plaza and take streets to protest after Kyle Rittenhouse verdict in Chicago, Illinois, United States on November 20, 2021. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) CBS' FACE THE NATION CLAIMS RITTENHOUSE CROSSED STATE LINES ‘ARMED FOR BATTLE’ A day after Fox News Digital reached out to "Face the Nation" to flag Strassman's misleading narrative, the show responded to...
    In a report for "Face the Nation," reporter Mark Strassman falsely claimed that Kyle Rittenhouse crossed state lines "armed for battle." On Sunday, the CBS program featured a news package on the recent jury ruling over 18-year-old Rittenhouse. In August 2020, the then-17-year-old Rittenhouse shot three men attempting to attack him during the Kenosha riots in Wisconsin. The shots later killed two of his attackers, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, while wounding a third, Gaige Grosskreutz. RITTENHOUSE LAWYER RIPS CNN, MSNBC FOR FALSE REPORTING, BOTCHING ‘BASIC FACTS’  Kyle Rittenhouse looks back at the potential juror pool during the jury selection process at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., Monday, Nov. 1, 2021. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a protest over police brutality in Kenosha, last year. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool) (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Poo) Rittenhouse then faced several charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. His attorneys claimed he had fired the weapon in self-defense. Strassman reported on the events leading up to the riots, including the...
    Fox Nation will present the 3rd Annual Patriot Awards, live from the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida; streaming on the Fox Nation platform. Hosted by Pete Hegseth, the Patriot Awards highlight great Americans and everyday heroes from across the country. D'Corey Johnson, a third-grade student from New York State whose rendition of the national anthem has gone viral, will kick off the awards show, followed by an appearance by the state's Republican governor, Ron DeSantis. CLICK HERE TO GET FOX NATION NOW In his opening remarks, emcee Hegseth made the comparison between the two American "Hollywoods" – the one in Broward County, Fla., where the Patriot Awards are taking place – and the one in Los Angeles, Calif., where the entertainment awards take place. He praised the service of American military members, saying that they all collectively are the "reason we are here." "Our 244 year old experiment in human freedom … is today the most free, most diverse, most tolerant, most just and most prosperous country the world has ever seen," Hegseth added. "If you don't love it, you...
    In this episode, Vince and Jason sit down with California Congressman Ro Khana to discuss issues with China, Biden’s infrastructure bill, abortion, and analyzing the racial wealth gap. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Reps. Norman, Khanna Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Cut Congressional Retirement Benefits) “Vince & Jason Save The Nation” is a political debate show that grapples with America’s most pressing questions. The show features intelligent, brutally honest conversations between Vince Coglianese and Jason Nichols, two nationally renowned political commentators who come from opposite sides of the political divide but share a profound love of country. Enlisting the support of their fascinating and talented guests, Vince and Jason tackle the existential issues confronting America and set out on their quest to Save the Nation. Subscribe to Save The Nation on Apple Podcasts: https://rb.gy/mletxb Subscribe to Save The Nation on Spotify: https://rb.gy/jd7gdx
    The heart of America has moved 18 miles to the hamlet of Hartville, Missouri - where 30 percent of residents live in poverty - as it continues its southwest-ward trajectory, the US Census Bureau says. The hamlet of about 600 people in the Missouri Ozarks replaces Plato, Missouri, as the center of the nation, representing the smallest distance shift in the past century. The Census Bureau made the calculation using 2020 census data. It likened its process to the US being a scale and its residents each carrying equal weight. The center of the nation is the spot where the scale would balance on an imaginary, flat US map. Hartville, Missouri was hailed the center of the nation by the US Census bureau The hamlet of about 600 people in the Missouri Ozarks replaces Plato, Missouri as the heart of the nation RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Masks, fuel crisis and a rising temperatures... sound... America's white population is shrinking: 2020 Census reveals... Share this article Share Using longitude and latitude positions...
    Christopher Magan reports in the Pioneer Press: “Minnesota added 5,266 new coronavirus cases Monday and now has the worst rate of COVID-19 infections in the nation. In the last week, Minnesota reported more than 27,600 new cases, or roughly 476 infections for every 100,000 residents. That means Minnesota’s current rate of infections is nearly three times the national average, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …  COVID-19 hospitalizations in Minnesota hit another record for the year on Monday as the state’s fourth wave intensifies.” The Star Tribune’s Liz Navratil says: “Minneapolis officials will begin a recount Friday morning in a City Council race decided by just 19 votes. At 9 a.m., election workers will begin inspecting ballots cast in the contest to represent the Second Ward on the city’s east side, which includes the Cedar-Riverside and University of Minnesota neighborhoods. Democratic Socialist Robin Wonsley Worlobah won the race with a final-round tally of 4,056 votes, defeating DFL candidate Yusra Arab, who received 4,037.” Josh Verges writes in the Pioneer Press: “The Hmong...