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    WASHINGTON - U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Sunday downplayed the importance of the election of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi as the new Iranian president, saying that whether the United States ultimately rejoins the international pact to restrain Tehran’s nuclear program will depend on decisions made by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Raisi will replace more moderate Hassan Rouhani...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey’s health commissioner received a special honor Friday. Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the new Department of Health building in downtown Trenton will be named after Commissioner Judy Persichilli for her efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Exclusive: Man Speaks Out After Being Randomly Struck In Head With Rock On Subway...
    (CBS DETROIT)- It’s a celebration! “Juneteenth is a holiday that we all celebrate for our, for freedom,” said 10 year old Kameron Caverduncan. READ MORE: Michigan Reports 162 New COVID-19 Cases, 14 Deaths Freedom from slavery for African Americans in 1865 now being recognized as a National holiday in 2021. During an interview I asked Kameron.. When you grow up you can...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted his colleague’s voting rights compromise proposal Thursday, vowing that the GOP would oppose it. West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s proposed framework includes both Democratic and Republican priorities, including outlawing partisan gerrymandering, adopting voter ID, expanding early voting and limiting no-excuse absentee voting. But any voting bill needs 60 votes to overcome a Senate...
    The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is pressuring Food and Drug Administration officials to resign following last week's approval of the controversial treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, an intravenous therapy with shaky scientific backing. APPROVAL OF CONTROVERSIAL $56,000 ALZHEIMER'S TREATMENT COULD ADD $57 BILLION TO FEDERAL SPENDING "The FDA’s non–evidence-based decision to approve [the treatment] aducanumab ultimately represents the...
    Westend61 The market, as we know, is seductive, luring its participants skillfully until they are as hooked as the sea bass that can't resist the shimmering flies we cast at them on Buzzards Bay. Poor fish. Poor buyers of bitcoin at $61,000, Snowflake at $380, and Teladoc at $290. But just because we fall for the darlings and shun...
    George Floyd's brother Terrence has endorsed former NYPD cop Eric Adams to become New York City's next mayor.  Terrence made his endorsement on Wednesday at an event with Adams, who is the front-runner in the Democratic mayoral Primary Election which will take place on June 22. The election will be held on November 22.   Adams worked in the NYPD for 22...
    Once again, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing scrutiny for comments critical of U.S. foreign policy and the state of Israel. Once again, the backlash started as a GOP hit job and ended with Democratic acquiescence to the right’s framing of the issue — a failure to protect one of their caucus’ most stalwart defenders of social justice, equity, and...
                        A Vanderbilt University chair said that race-based admissions would prevent minorities from attaining leadership positions and “influential” employment. Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair Professor of Law and Economic Joni Hersch made this assessment in a legal studies research paper, “Affirmative Action and the Leadership Pipeline.” The paper is expected to appear...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Tensions ran high Monday, June 14, as the new Dallas City Council chose their Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem. The debate didn’t center around who they chose, but how long they should serve in those positions. READ MORE: Too Much Time In North Texas Heat Leading To More Hospitalizations Council members voted 10-5 to...
    Chris Paul led the Suns to a sweep over the Nuggets. AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images Chris Paul scored 37 points on Sunday to help the Suns reach the Western Conference Finals. Paul's arrival in Phoenix helped the Suns snap a 10-year playoff drought. Teammates and coaches rave about Paul's leadership and his effect on a young...
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    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said House leadership "did not rebuke" Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar last week, after criticism from the left that the caucus was unfairly targeting Omar and mischaracterizing her comments about the US, Israel, Hamas and the Taliban."We did not rebuke her. We acknowledged that she made a clarification," Pelosi told CNN's Dana Bash on "State...
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that House Democratic leadership’s rebuke of her “Squad” colleague of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) feeds into “right-wing vitriol.” Omar tweeted, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel,...
    President Joe Biden and foreign leaders involved in this weekend's G-7 summit in Cornwall, England, concluded their meeting and announced a host of promises on vaccines, carbon emissions, and China on Sunday. The world leaders from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, and Japan promised to share around 1 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with...
    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to colleague Ilhan Omar’s defense Sunday and pushed back against House Democratic leadership for their public rebuke. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats called out Omar for tweeting, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas,...
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed Democratic leaders’ statement criticizing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on CNN Sunday. House Democratic leaders recently put out a statement rebuking Omar for “drawing false equivalencies between democracies like the U.S. and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban.” Omar recently tweeted, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for...
    Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday, where he discussed “RINO” Republicans who refuse to “stand up and fight” and Vice President Kamala Harris’s failed leadership as “border czar.” “This is, unfortunately, an all too common story which your listeners have heard again and again, and that is of RINOs and establishment Republicans collapsing and caving due to pressure from...
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    The overriding theme of President Biden’s European Grand Tour is to announce that he’s ditched Trump’s "America First" foreign policy and that "America’s Back."  Biden has yet to articulate what that actually means, other than reassuring everyone that he’s NOT Donald Trump.  If that is all he does, it’s a lost opportunity. President Trump wasn’t the cause of the rift...
    IT’S not the sort of tune Stuart Pearce would include on any playlist. This is an unreconstructed 59-year-old punk rocker. 3Gareth Southgate showed bravery in taking a penalty at Euro 96Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 3Stuart Pearce has claimed his former England teammate is showing the same leadership nowCredit: PA:Press Association A man who took Gareth Southgate to a Sex...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Democratic leadership won't take further against against Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. over a controversial tweet that asserted the U.S. and Israel, like Hamas and the Taliban, were guilty of "unthinkable atrocities." Omar clarified her tweet Thursday after facing condemnation from both sides of the aisle and said she didn't mean to equate the...
    With just hours left in the New York Legislature’s 2021 session, Gov. Andrew Cuomo appeared to be in the process of working out a deal with lawmakers to restructure the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. NY1 reported Thursday that legislative Democrats and the embattled governor reached an agreement that involves both the MTA and a criminal justice reform measure. It...
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    The White House has remained silent about a bitter feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the  Democratic leadership and Rep. Ilhan Omar over her recent comments about the U.S. and Israel. Omar, the two-term progressive representative from Minnesota, has come under fire over her Monday tweet that grouped the U.S. and Israel along with terror groups such as Hamas and...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the rest of her leadership team called out Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) remarks comparing the United States and Israel to Hamas and Taliban terrorists, saying the comparison has “no moral equivalency.” “Legitimate criticism of the policies of both the United States and Israel is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate. And...
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., issued a strong rebuke of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership for their statement calling out fellow Squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar for her comments involving Israel.  "Freedom of speech doesn't exist for Muslim women in Congress," Tlaib tweeted Thursday shortly after Pelosi and Democratic leaders issued a statement critical of Omar. "The benefit of...
    The Capitol Police union is calling on acting Capitol Police chief Yogananda Pittman and the force's other senior leaders to step down in the wake of a Senate report this week that outlined the security failures leading up to and on the day of the Jan. 6 riot. The joint report from the Senate Rules Committee and Senate Homeland Security...
    Vice President Kamala Harris has been missing in action for the nearly 80 days since being appointed President Joe Biden’s border point person. As she travels to Guatemala and Mexico for her first foreign trip as vice president, it is another reminder that she continues to avoid the crisis raging at our southern border. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents...
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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) —  Republican leaders in the Maryland Senate Tuesday called on Senate President Bill Ferguson to formally apologize to Dr. Robert Redfield, senior public health adviser to Governor Larry Hogan, for what they called “disparaging comments” made to Redfield after he said he believes the coronavirus “escaped” from a lab in Wuhan. The lab theory was previously dismissed,...
    VENICE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- When it comes to law enforcement in Venice, the Los Angeles Police Department has long been the agency in charge.But now Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is sending deputies in to patrol the boardwalk and beach in an effort to crack down on Venice's growing homelessness problem.And it's sparking an ugly political spat."The city...
    GARY, Ind. (WLS) -- Tuesday a completely refurbished track was revealed at Gary's West Side Leadership Academy, part of a larger plan to renovate the school's athletic facilities for both student and community use."They deserve a good place to come out, and walk, and exercise," said Robert Lee, athletic director.Having fallen into disrepair years ago, students have been unable to...
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    Last month we found out how much New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received for his disgusting and possibly criminal book "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic." When families who lost loved ones to COVID in nursing homes found out he was writing a book about his "leadership" during the pandemic, we thought it was a joke. But the...
    Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., called for the upper echelon of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be fired for "their constant stream of lies" about the coronavirus pandemic. "If the government response to this virus has taught us anything, it’s that everyone at the top of @CDCgov needs to be fired. It’s being far too generous to characterize...
    Dear Amy: My son is a very sweet and kind 12-year-old who likes all of his seventh-grade classmates, but he does not have an outgoing personality. Amy Dickinson  Last week, the teacher asked all of the students to write the names of their classmates who were “leaders,” and those leaders would be given a pizza party. After the students turned...
    (CNN)Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed material related to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's book about leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. As part of a broader probe into Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes, officials in the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York requested contracts and preparations...
    Elise Stefanik announced Saturday she is pregnant with her first child – just three weeks after she was voted in as Republican Conference chairwoman. 'We are absolutely overjoyed to announce that our small family of 2 will soon be 3!' the New York congresswoman wrote on her personal Twitter account. 'We're excited to share that we are expecting a baby...
    A female military officer became the recipient of the Navy’s first maternity flight suit. Lt. Cmdr. Jacqueline Nordan, who serves as a mobilization program manager in the Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve, received the uniform in the preliminary rollout of an initiative to better accommodate pregnant aircrew, the Navy announced in May. “The addition of this uniform item...
    Project 21, a project of the National Center for Public Policy Research that focuses on black leadership, is calling LeBron James a hypocrite for claiming America is a racist country while wearing the logo of an online retailer that sells Confederate merchandise. Wish is an online platform that connects consumers with third-party sellers and offers “a wide array of Confederate-themed items...
    Illinois Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) resigned suddenly from her state House leadership position last week after allegedly shoplifting in 2020 and then disrespecting a police officer killed in the line of duty last month. In January 2020, Ammons allegedly stole a Coach purse from a hospital thrift store in Urbana, Illinois. Her husband, Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons, said the incident “is a...
    The White House on Friday indicated there is no way President Joe Biden would fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, despite growing calls for his resignation. “Dr. Fauci is a renowned career civil servant. He’s overseen the management of multiple global health crises, and attacks launched on him are certainly something we would not stand by,” Psaki said. When Fox News reporter...
    The gap between LGBQT+ inclusive states and noninclusive parts of the U.S. is widening, with the top 25 states improving their protections of members for the community and the bottom 25 moving backward, according to the latest ranking of the 50 states from Out Leadership. Out Leadership, a global LGBTQ+ business advisory that helps companies advance LGBTQ+ equality, has released...
    Half of Republican voters say the GOP’s base is becoming “more conservative” than the party’s leadership, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday revealed. The survey asked respondents if Republican voters are “becoming more conservative or more liberal than their party’s leadership,” and 50 percent of Republicans said “more conservative.” In other words, GOP party leadership, in their mind, is more...
                        The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) told The Tennessee Star that no one there can explain why home-schoolers are excluded from its test-optional admissions. Also excluded are those students whose schools didn’t use alpha or numerical grading systems. UTK’s test-optional policy will last until fall 2025. “Unfortunately, we do...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A small business on Chicago's West Side was hit twice by burglars within the same week. The crimes happened just as the owner was about to reopen after surviving a rough pandemic shutdown."It's outraging; it's frustrating. To stand here and have this conversation today. It's melancholy," owner Layla Bitoy-Dillon said. "We sustained COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and...
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    President Joe Biden condemned United States Senators who were open members of the Ku Klux Klan during a speech in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday, but did not mention the role of the Democrat party in the racist organization. Citing a book from historian Jon Meacham, Biden said at least five or seven members of the United States Senate were open...