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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional ethics watchdog has concluded there is “substantial reason to believe” that the wife of Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly used nonpublic information gained through her husband’s position in Congress to purchase stock last year, a likely violation of federal law and House rules. A report from the Office of Congressional Ethics released late Thursday detailed the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced Friday a cross-government effort to investigate and prosecute redlining, the practice of banks discriminating against racial minorities or certain neighborhoods. It is the first major expansion of redlining investigations since the Obama administration. As part of the effort, the Justice Department as well as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of...
    An Afghan refugee was charged with raping an 18-year-old after resettling in Missoula, Montana, Fox News reported on Thursday. Zabihullah Muhmand, 19, ended up in Montana as part of a State Department effort to resettle people evacuated from Afghanistan after the government fell to the Taliban in mid-August, Republican Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte announced, according to Fox News. Gianforte asked...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW/AP) – The Supreme Court is not immediately blocking the Texas law that bans most abortions, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November. The justices said Friday they will decide whether the federal government has the right to sue over the law. READ MORE: Sanger Man Killed After Shooting Involving Denton County DeputiesThe court’s...
    BURY FC has been rescued after a group of supporters finally struck a deal to buy the club and Gigg Lane from administrators. Terms have been signed and the new owners – a fan group called Est 1885 – are set to officially get the keys to the stadium as early as December. The 136-year-old club has been dormant since...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an improvement from the all-time high of $3.13 trillion reached in 2020. The deficits in both years reflect trillions of dollars in government spending to counteract the devastating effects of a global pandemic. The Biden administration said Friday that the 2021 deficit,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration, in its final pitch to block Texas’ ban on most abortions, is warning the Supreme Court that none of its decisions would be safe if it allows the state law to remain in force. The high court is weighing the Justice Department’s request to put the law on hold at least until the legal...
    Washington, DC (CNN)The question of who will regulate cutting-edge driving technologies appears to be answered. For years, the US government hasn't regulated driver-assist systems like Tesla's Autopilot and GM's SuperCruise. Automakers can do as they please because there are no standards for these systems. But President Joe Biden's administration appears to want to change that, with the appointment of Missy...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A judge decided Thursday to temporarily stop New York City’s plan to change the health insurance for 250,000 retirees. Under the plan, retired workers would be switched to the Medicare Advantage Plus, or opt out by Oct. 31 to keep their current insurance but it would cost $200 more a month. READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed...
    "Staff watched as a man, identified as Mohamand, followed her outside," the report continued. "A short while later at 4:30 a.m., the woman, who is 18, called 911 and reported that she had just been raped. She told dispatch it had happened at the hotel and she had met the man at the Badlands bar." Mohamand — who told...
    An Afghan man who was resettled in Montana by the Biden administration has been charged with the rape of a teenage girl, the latest of a handful of refugees accused of committing crimes in the United States, according to reports. Zabihullah Mohmand, 19, was charged with the alleged rape of an unidentified 18-year-old female victim known only as "Jane...
    Just like Isaac Newton theorized back in the day that every action has a reaction, Laura Ingraham said on Thursday's show that the failures under President Joe Biden are causing disastrous consequences for the county, and potentially for Democrats.  Ingraham presented two of her own laws. The first, "For every rise in inflation, there’s a roughly equal and opposite decline...
    (CNN)The FBI says remains found this week in Florida are, in fact, those of Brian Laundrie, whose whereabouts have captivated the nation since his fianceé Gabby Petito was found dead last month. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered...
    We look at the life and legacy of Colin Powell, who is best known for giving false testimony to the U.N. Security Council in 2003 about nonexistent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, paving the way for the U.S. invasion and occupation that would kill over 1 million Iraqis. Powell, who was the first Black secretary of state, the first...
    It’s hard to distill the Trump administration’s many, many mistakes down to “the most horrifying ethical lapse.” But if there’s anyone qualified to do so, it’s Walter Shaub, the former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics during the Obama administration, and for nine very long months during the Trump administration. He doesn’t hesitate when Molly Jong-Fast asks...
                      by Thomas Catenacci  The Biden administration abandoned an oil and gas drilling project in Alaska approved by former President Donald Trump, which it had previously defended. The Department of the Interior failed to file an appeal to a federal judge’s August decision blocking the multi-billion dollar Willow Project being developed by the...
    President Joe Biden said at CNN’s Thursday town hall that he guesses he should visit the southern border amid the ongoing crisis, but added that he hasn’t had the time. A Republican law student pressed Biden about why he hasn’t visited the southern border and why he’s reverted to Trump-era policies after criticizing the former president’s “treatment of illegal immigrants.”...
    President Joe Biden said on Thursday night that he hasn't had time to visit the southern border to address the surge in illegal immigrants and admitted that he "should go down." "I've been there before, I know it well, I guess I should go down," Biden told CNN's Anderson Cooper during a town hall event. "The whole point of it...
    Thursday, during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s “The Chris Salcedo Show,” former first son Donald Trump, Jr. criticized the Biden administration, including Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, for its handling of the crises facing the nation. The younger Trump told host Chris Salcedo that the Biden administration was “overseeing the downfall of America.” “Well, there’s just no leadership,” he said. “They’re...
    President Joe Biden said Thursday his administration is considering deploying the National Guard to help address the trucker shortage in America. Supply chain bottlenecks have been plaguing the country and the administration recently warned American consumers of empty shelves come the holidays. Although the administration has convinced West Coast ports and major retail companies like Walmart to operate 24/7 to address...
    "An immigrant from Honduras cleans up her family's living area at a camp for asylum seekers on December 08, 2019 in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico." More than 70 legal service providers have condemned the Biden administration’s plan to restart the anti-asylum policy known as Remain in Mexico, writing in a letter to the president, vice president, and top officials that they “refuse to be...
    Former White House aide and noted white supremacist Stephen Miller in 2017 We already knew that former White House aide and noted white supremacist Stephen Miller had reportedly been itching for a public health crisis to use as an excuse to keep out immigrants, and got it in the novel coronavirus pandemic. But The New York Times now also reports that Miller...
    (CNN)Texas and Missouri filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Biden administration for its efforts to stop wall construction projects at the US southern border.The lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Southern District of Texas, argues that President Joe Biden didn't have the authority to refuse to spend funds Congress authorized under the Trump administration mandating the construction of...
    "The Five" co-host Greg Gutfeld offered up a Halloween analogy on the show Thursday to describe the Biden administration's tepid response to skyrocketing inflation and the ongoing supply chain crisis. "The White House is coming to Halloween as the headless horseman because the administration has no head. There’s no leadership," he said. "There’s no face of the administration. It’s not Jen Psaki. It’s a decapitated vessel on...
    Attorneys General Ken Paxton of Texas and Eric Schmitt of Missouri filed a joint lawsuit Thursday seeking to force President Joe Biden's administration restart building the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, argues the Biden administration's decision to not use the funds appropriated for the border wall is a violation of the Take Care...
    "The cost of shipping rises as the burden of regulations and fuel prices increase," the document notes, pointing to factors such as the Biden administration's action that killed the Keystone XL Pipeline project and its move to rejoin the Paris Agreement. The memo also pointed toward inflation, as well as U.S. weakness toward, and dependency on, the nation of China....
    The Republican attorneys general of Texas and Missouri are suing the Biden administration in an effort to get former President Donald Trump's border wall completed.  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Thursday that he and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit that would compel the federal government to build the wall with funds Congress already appropriated for it.  'The Biden...
    Mayra, a 17 year old asylum seeking mother from Guatemala, carries her 13 month old son Marvin after they crossed the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico on a raft in Penitas, Texas, U.S., March 17, 2021.Adrees Latif | Reuters Roughly 7,600 migrants expelled from the U.S. under a Trump-era pandemic policy have been subject to kidnappings...
    The White House said the use of a border wall to stem migration into the United States “is not an effective policy,” despite an endorsement for the measure by President Joe Biden’s nominee to head U.S. Customs and Border Protection. “We feel that it is a policy that doesn’t work. And it’s not just us. Experts have said that the...
    Additionally, DeSantis wants to strengthen protections for parents to make health care decisions for their children, including letting them opt out of school mask mandates. The governor's office said that over the last 12 to 14 weeks, COVID-19 infection data from Florida counties shows "no meaningful difference between counties with parent opt-outs for mask requirements." Biden in...
    The Republican attorneys general of Missouri and Texas have teamed up to file another lawsuit against the Biden administration regarding border security measures, this time seeking to force the administration to resume construction of the wall at the southern border. FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks during a news conference...
    An Afghan refugee has been charged with the rape of a woman in Missoula, Montana, the state's governor said Wednesday – and he called for the Biden administration to halt all refugee resettlements until assurances are made about the vetting process. Gov. Greg Gianforte's office said in a statement that an Afghan male placed in Montana by the U.S. State...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday did not have an answer to a question about how many migrants the Justice Department is prosecuting for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, which is a federal crime. U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year, which ended in September – the highest number of...
    Missouri and Texas announced Thursday they are suing the Biden Administration in an effort to force the administration to restart construction on the border wall. Republican Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in conjunction with the Texas Attorney General’s Office filed the suit Thursday alleging the administration’s refusal to use fund previously apportioned for the border wall is a violation of...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — California’s oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation’s largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities. It’s the latest effort by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration to wind down oil...
    Tens of thousands of migrants are gathering on the Mexican side of the southern border, ahead of the Biden administration’s planned re-implementation of the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy which kept migrants in Mexico for their hearings. Border Patrol sources told Fox News that as many as 60,000 migrants are amassing on the Mexican side and intend to enter the...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will not order employers to adhere to a COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirement that is stricter than one planned by the Biden administration. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration released its stance this week following questions from the business community. READ MORE: 2 Arrested After Couple Killed In Car With Baby InsideMichigan is among states to operate and...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden cast the fight for voting rights in sweeping terms Thursday after the Senate failed to advance a bill on the matter this week, casting blame on Republicans for stymieing the effort in the Senate.During an event commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, Biden said, "We now face an inflection point in the...
    A bipartisan group of legislators led by Republican South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace sent a letter Thursday to Dr. Anthony Fauci demanding answers on animal testing funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under his leadership. The 24 members of Congress asked Fauci to answer how many drug tests NIAID has funded on dogs since January...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday announced he is calling the Florida Legislature back for a special session to address intrusive vaccine mandates and create protections for Floridians who risk losing their jobs. He stressed an individual’s right to earn a living “should not be contingent upon COVID shots.” “Were to announce we need to take action to protect Florida...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to leave in place its law banning most abortions and told the justices there’s no reason to rush into the case. The state filed its response Thursday to the Biden administration’s call on the high court to block the law, the most restrictive abortion curb in the nation, and rule...
    The U.S. has successfully delivered 200 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world, a White House official said Thursday. The vaccines were delivered to over 100 countries, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samatha Power said in a statement. This milestone is just the start, as the U.S. has vowed to donate over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines to various countries...
    In a move that brought celebration among environmentalists but trepidation for supporters of mining in northern Minnesota, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and the Interior announced Wednesday a two-year hold on issuing new mineral leases within the Rainy River watershed. The departments also announced a study of potential impacts of mining near the watershed would be conducted. This decision mirrors...
    The Biden administration released an analysis on Thursday linking climate change to migration patterns, claiming it poses a national security challenge. The climate migration report is the first of its kind and one of four developed by government agencies and the National Security Council to look at the effects of climate change on security. The report will serve as...
    Thousands of migrant children have reportedly been flown in the middle of the night from Texas to New York. The New York Post reported this week: Planeloads of underage migrants are being flown secretly into suburban New York in an effort by President [Joe] Biden’s administration to quietly resettle them across the region, The Post has learned. The charter...
    In August, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason voided the project's approval, citing a failure by the bureau to adequately review the project's greenhouse gas emissions, which she concluded would ultimately harm wildlife. Interestingly, the Biden administration initially voiced support for the project and appeared ready to move forward with it despite the environmental concerns. But ultimately, the deadline for...
    Fox News contributor Tom Homan told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that President Biden’s pick to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Chris Magnus, would be the "perfect choice" for open borders. Magnus, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, was asked by Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., if the border situation had reached crisis level.  The former...
    The intelligence community is warning of threats to national security posed by climate change in new reports announced by the White House on Thursday.  The White House said in a fact sheet that the first-ever National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change warned of threats to security from climate change and represents the consensus of all 18 intelligence community elements, which...
    (CNN)A series of new reports from the Biden administration will issue a stark warning on Thursday: The effects of climate change will be wide-reaching and will pose problems for every government."No country will be spared from the challenges directly related to climate change," a senior administration official told reporters in a call previewing the reports.The four reports -- which President...
    The Biden administration on Thursday is "officially recognizing and reporting" on the "linkage" between climate change and migration, after the U.S. saw the highest number of border detentions in a year since 1986. Border Patrol arrests soared over 1.7 million during the 2021 fiscal year, which ended in September.  Officials rolled out a number of government analyses aimed at tackling...