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    Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday characterized the Democrats’ election reform bill, called the ‘For The People Act,’ as an "extraordinarily cynical’ move that would make cheating easier. RNC CHAIRWOMAN MCDANIEL: DEMS CONTINUE THEIR ASSAULT ON ELECTION INTEGRITY WITH S1. IT'S FOR POLS, NOT PEOPLE JOHN KENNEDY: This is an extraordinarily cynical bill, in my opinion, even...
                      by Peter W. Wood  The National Association of Scholars opposes the proposal, “Educating for American Democracy.” The proposal has attracted some well-meaning supporters, but they are mistaken about what Educating for American Democracy—EAD—would bring into being. Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy is a “framework” that prescribes how American K-12 schools should...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki, responding to reports of alleged nepotism in the Biden White House, said on Monday that the Biden administration has higher ethics standards than any other presidential administration ever.  "Let me say first that we have the highest ethical standards of any administration in history," Psaki said, speaking in Trumpian superlative. "A number of ethics...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki was questioned on Monday about new reporting that “at least five children” of top Joe Biden aides have positions in the Biden administration. The Washington Post reported last week on the dismay from ethics experts about these moves, perhaps best exemplified by a recent Twitter thread from Walter Shaub, former director of the...
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would review the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. The proposed rule will be sent in six to nine months following comments and review. The administration plans to bring back tougher standards for poultry and livestock production that were finalized under the Obama Administration...
    Nobody celebrates a Utah Jazz loss quite like former Houston Rockets guard Vernon Maxwell. With the Utah Jazz being eliminated from 2021 NBA Playoffs after falling to the LA Clippers in Game 6 on Friday night, former Houston Rockets great Vernon Maxwell trolled them on Twitter. Maxwell played in the NBA from 1988 to 2001. He is best known for his run...
    A former ethics chief in the Obama administration has accused President Joe Biden of thumbing his nose at government ethics with the prevalence of family ties among his administration's hires.  'I'm sorry, I know some folks don't like hearing any criticism of him. But this royally sucks. I'm disgusted,' tweeted Walter Shaub, who led the Office of Government Ethics from 2013 to...
    Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman ever appointed to the nation's highest court, was unjustly omitted from a list of remarkable women in American history, critics of new grade-school teaching guidance in North Carolina claimed this week. The North Carolina State Board of Education approved the controversial new "unpacking documents" for social studies teaching standards Thursday,...
    The Furniture Shoppe is excited to announce that, in support of our area artists, we will be displaying local art in our store. We are announcing a call to interested fine artists, potters and sculptors to submit art  for consideration for shows. We will have a regular after hours Art ...
    The Glynn County Health Department has issued a beach water advisory for South Beach at the Lighthouse, which extends from 9th Street to the Pier on St. Simons Island. The advisory is only for the area specified above and does not impact other beach areas on the island. There is...
    In response to an explosive report last week which revealed President Joe Biden’s son Hunter using the N-word multiple times in text messages with his attorney, Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight posted a powerful video Sunday, blasting the hypocrisy of the left and media for justifying Hunter Biden’s racism “while the Trump family were harassed night and day.” The clip,...
    In response to an explosive report last week which revealed President Joe Biden’s son Hunter using the n-word multiple times in text messages with his attorney, Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight posted a powerful video Sunday, blasting the hypocrisy of the left and media for justifying Hunter Biden’s racism “while the Trump family were harassed night and day.” The clip,...
    U.S. President Joe Biden, Boris Johnson and other world leaders have been accused of breaking strict social distancing rules at the G7 summit in Cornwall over the weekend. On Friday, delegates posed for a socially-distanced official group shot but other images revealed much more relaxed scenes. At a beach barbecue on Saturday guests were served sirloin steak and lobster while...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A federal judge will hear arguments on June 28 about whether to issue a preliminary injunction against a new law that Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed to crack down on large social-media companies. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle will hold the hearing just days before the law is scheduled to take effect July 1. READ MORE:...
    WASHINGTON - The United States may soon look to regulate private companies, mandating higher standards for cybersecurity following a series of damaging hacks and ransomware attacks against key firms and critical infrastructure. U.S. President Joe Biden's nominees to fill two top cyber roles in his administration warned Thursday that malign actors are currently operating with impunity and that too...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus.A "special meeting" of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for Wednesday after State Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón sent a letter to the panel reiterating that the state plans to do away with virtually...
    SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California’s workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus – requirements that business organizations say will make it harder for them to operate when the state fully reopens its economy next week. A “special meeting” of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus.A "special meeting" of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for Wednesday after State Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón sent a letter to the panel reiterating that the state plans to do away with virtually...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California’s workplace regulators on Wednesday are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus. A “special meeting” of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board was hastily scheduled for Wednesday after State Health Officer Dr. Tomás Aragón sent a letter to the panel reiterating that the state plans to...
    Two senators are requesting the travel records of Supreme Court justices as part of an ethics review considering disclosure transparency for gifts, travel, and financial gains of senior government officials. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, and John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, sent the request to the Justice Department on Friday. Both lawmakers are members of the Senate Judiciary...
    A bipartisan pair of senators are seeking travel documents for the Supreme Court justices as they question whether the High Court needs better transparency requirements. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and John Kennedy, R-La., sent a letter dated Friday requesting travel records for all Supreme Court Justice's trips outside of Washington, D.C., since Jan. 1, 2011, including the name of the...
    (CNN)Bye bye, Botox.Actress and cancer survivor Shannen Doherty posted a makeup free selfie over the weekend with the caption, "Watching movies tonight and noticed there were few female characters I could relate to.""You know, women without fillers, without Botox, without a facelift," she wrote. "Women who embraced their face and all the experience it showed. I have lived." The anti-makeup...
    Shannen Doherty is "done" with Hollywood's unattainable beauty standards. The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star said as much on Sunday when she took to Instagram to share a makeup-free selfie complete with no filter.  "Watching movies tonight and noticed there were few female characters I could relate to," Doherty, 50, began. "You know, women without fillers, without Botox, without a...
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    Alaska Airlines is facing pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union to change its flight attendant uniform policy which "demeans" non-binary employees. Justin Wetherell, a non-binary flight attendant with Alaska Airlines, first requested accommodation from the company in January but was denied. The uniforms and grooming codes do not include an option for non-binary attendants, those who do not...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s water for residential and commercial customers continues to meet or exceed regulatory standards, according to a Baltimore Department of Public Works statement. “DPW’s annual water quality report shows that Baltimore continues to provide safe, high-quality water and highlights the Department’s major infrastructure projects to better protect the Baltimore region’s drinking water supply,” said Jason W. Mitchell,...
    Ben Margot/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Key oil and gas pipelines and one of the world’s largest meat suppliers have ground to a halt in recent weeks by cyberattackers who have demanded exorbitant ransoms. Today, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm offered...
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    CNN anchor Jake Tapper is under fire for his inconsistencies when it comes to booking guests on his programs and is being accused of throwing his staff "under the bus." The controversy began last month when he repeatedly suggested that he refuses to invite any GOP lawmaker who fed into what he and other liberals have dubbed the "Big Lie,"...
    Former Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In” that he believed ten Senate Republicans would join with the Democrats to pass voting legislation if it has a narrow focus to create “a uniform set of standards” on early voting, mail-in voting and absentee voting. Jones said, “What we are seeing happening across the country is really an...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After the deaths of more than 100 babies were linked to unregulated infant sleep products, federal regulators are now setting safety standards. Millions of items have already been recalled. READ MORE: Connecticut Lawmakers Warned About Excessive Drinking While In Session The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the standards will effectively eliminate potentially hazardous sleep products for...
    Illinois legislators passed a bill Friday that would require K-12 public schools in the state that offer sex education to align their curriculum with the National Sex Education Standards (NSES), the creation of organizations that advocate for sex-ed consistent with abortion rights and LGBTQ inclusion. If Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs the bill into law, Illinois will be the first state...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — Officials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards, an action that would reverse a Trump administration policy and could help usher in stricter emissions standards for new passenger vehicles nationwide. The Biden administration has said it will withdrew Trump-era...
    WASHINGTON (CBS13/AP) — Officials from California, New York, and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards, an action that would reverse a Trump administration policy and could help usher in stricter emissions standards for new passenger vehicles nationwide. The Biden administration has said it will withdraw Trump-era...
    Actor Sam Neill says hes never understood any of the Thor movies despite starring in them Dow’s climb gathers steam, as benchmark heads for 5th straight gain © Provided by Sports Illustrated After her withdrawal from the 2021 French Open sparked conversations on both mental health and press conferences at sporting events, where does Naomi Osaka go from here?...
                        The Florida Department of Education is launching a listening tour hoping to get feedback regarding revisions to education standards for civics and English-language arts (ELA). The tour stops will take place at: Thursday, June 3 – Osceola County Tohopekaliga High School 3675 Boggy Creek Road Kissimmee, FL 34744...
    Belcampo, the Oakland-based organic meat purveyor and restaurant that built its reputation on transparency, has admitted one of its Southern California locations sold beef and chicken that do not meet its standards. CEO and co-founder Anya Fernald said steps have been taken to halt the practice and re-confirm sourcing policies. She said the issues affected only the Santa Monica restaurant/market....
    By Charles Heller The Columbia Journalism Review convened on April 6, 2021, a summit of journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Trace, The Guardian and others to detail “what we can do about reporting on [so-called] gun violence.” CJR boiled down six essential pledge elements that comprise the “CJR Gun Violence Coverage Commitment.” CJR hopes to...
                        Virginia’s COVID-19 social distancing and capacity restrictions ended Friday morning at midnight. On Friday afternoon, President Joe Biden and Governor Ralph Northam highlighted Virginia’s progress on COVID-19 case numbers and vaccinations in a stop at Sportrock Climbing Center in Alexandria. “Today we mark a tremendous milestone in our...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats who control the state Senate said Thursday they intend to advance a 10-bill package to the Assembly in the next week as California rushes to prepare for an intensifying drought and what officials fear could be a repeat of last year’s record wildfire season. The package seeks, in part, to boost state firefighter ranks long-term...
    The Department of Homeland Security will issue its first regulations for cyber attacks against pipeline companies following the incident with Colonial Pipeline earlier this month, The Washington Post reports. The department’s Transportation Security Administration, which was put in charge of all pipeline security after its creation following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, will issue a directive later this...
    A visual representation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin on November 21, 2020 in London, England.Jordan Mansfield | Getty Images Bitcoin is still in a stretch of double-digit intraday moves after briefly halving its value last week, and Wall Street strategists say this crazy run won't be over anytime soon. It's been a rude awakening for bitcoin investors who thought they could...
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                        The Florida State Board of Education will soon make a decision on an anti-indoctrination rule that will change the way U.S. History is taught in public schools. The rule aims to establish strict guidelines for U.S. History that will try to eliminate students being indoctrinated by teachers by...
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A group of 39 scientists from around the world, including two professors at the University of Colorado Boulder, is calling for a “paradigm shift” in combatting the spread of airborne pathogens in indoor settings. Throughout the pandemic, people all over the world have made numerous temporary changes in the name of safety, including wearing masks and...