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    Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” called on his Republican colleagues to “denounce militia-ism.” Anchor Brianna Keilar said, “The Capitol complex looks different this morning. We are seeing fences that have gone up ahead of this rally this weekend. The Justice for January 6, Justice for J-6 rally as it’s being called by...
    Just 56% of adults can name all three branches of government , and that's an improvement, according to a new survey. The 2021 figure is the highest it has been since 2006, according to the 2021 Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey . It's up 5 percentage points from 2020. But the survey also found...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag, resigned Thursday after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover. In a parliamentary debate Wednesday night, Kaag acknowledged that the government’s slow or muddled response to warnings...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term mortgage rates dipped lower this week as economic prospects continued muted amid a wave of new delta variant coronavirus cases. They remained under 3%. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate for a 30-year mortgage edged down to 2.86% from 2.88% last week. That’s very close...
    Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed an ethics complaint Thursday against Marc Short, former chief of staff to former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceWoodward book: Quayle advised Pence he had 'no flexibility' in overturning election Overnight Health Care — Departing FDA vaccine regulators argue against COVID-19 booster shots GOP sees Biden...
    Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R- IL) is fed up with the “overthrow-the-government fetish” from militia groups. CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked him Thursday morning about new polling from the network that over 3/4ths of Republicans believe the big lie about the 2020 election. Kinzinger said he thinks part of this is the GOP base looking at leaders...
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was finishing a major shakeup of his government on Thursday, shuffling his team of middle-ranking and junior ministers after making big changes at the top. Johnson appointed multiple women to ministerial jobs, a day after appointing Foreign Secretary Liz Truss — only the second time a woman...
    (CNN)Every few years, the most Washington possible debate engulfs the nation's capitol: Whether or not to raise the debt ceiling.The issue is whether or not to increase the amount that the US government can borrow against itself before a certain date when it runs out of money. It's all massive numbers and misunderstandings: Increasing the...
    Hundreds of Afghan refugees will soon call Connecticut home as Gov. Ned Lamont gets ready to welcome them into the Nutmeg State. Lamont said that the State Department of Social Services will work with federal, state, and local officials to ensure that resources are properly allocated and municipalities have the support needed as 310 refugees...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen he is not budging on his demand that Democrats go it alone on the federal debt limit, deepening the emerging standoff in Congress over how to boost the government’s borrowing authority. Doug Andres, a spokesman for McConnell, said the Kentucky Republican...
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s parliament was to vote late Thursday to approve the new, female-dominated cabinet of Prime Minister Edi Rama, with 12 of the 17 jobs going to women, making Albania a global leader in terms of the percentage of women in government positions. Rama, who secured a record third consecutive term...
    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reshuffled the deckchairs on the Titanic. That is, he has promoted some of his Cabinet ministers and demoted others, in a series of moves which will make no difference either to the future of Britain or the survival prospects of the Conservative party. The ship is going down regardless....
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Parliament adopted a resolution Thursday calling on Poland’s prime minister to cancel a case in which he asks a top Polish court whether Poland’s or the European Union’s law takes precedence in the country. The court’s ruling, when it eventually comes, could be of fundamental nature for the EU...
    "Woke, Inc." author Vivek Ramaswamy blasted Facebook for setting up an elaborate "ruse to dupe the public" on the heels of a bombshell report that the tech giant claims everyone is treated equally but actually allows celebrities and other elite users to break the platform’s rules.  The Wall Street Journal reviewed documents that prove Facebook has privately "built...
    Former Pennsylvania state senator and avid Trump supporter Scott Wagner explained to a local TV station why he spent $15,000.00 on billboards depicting President Joe Biden as a Taliban fighter. The billboards, like one that appeared on Pennsylvania’s Interstate 83, feature the aforementioned photo illustration with the caption “Making the Taliban Great Again!” The caption...
    CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said Thursday they are now battling their former allies, Chadian rebels who have sought refuge in southern Libya as they fight the government in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena. The self-styled Libyan army led by commander Khalifa Hifter said it launched an operation against the Chadian fighters...
    Most Americans don’t believe their personal information is secure online and aren’t satisfied with the federal government’s efforts to protect it, according to a poll. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MeriTalk shows that 64% of Americans say their social media activity is not very or not at all...
    The Chevrolet Suburban is signing up for the Foreign Service. GM Defense has signed a $36.5 million contract with the State Department to develop a heavy duty version of the full-size SUV for government use. This rendering offers a suggestion of what the heavy duty Suburban may look like. (GM Defense) The updated...
    A California sheriff has pledging not to enforce vaccine mandates on his employees and claims the government has 'no authority to mandate your health choices'.  Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco made the announcement on a recent episode of his podcast, RSO Roundup.  'As far as I am concerned I will not mandate a vaccine for...
    BEIRUT (AP) — The lead judge investigating Lebanon’s massive port explosion last year issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a former government minister who failed to appear for questioning, the state-run National News agency reported. Youssef Fenianos, the former public works minister, is one of a number of former government officials who have declined...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s government has ordered all its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or they won’t be allowed to come to work. The Public Service Commission, which is in charge of employment conditions for government workers, issued an internal notice Wednesday ordering employees to get vaccinated. “All civil servants should be vaccinated...
    Share this: ON THIS DAY IN 1934, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Turned down on the one hand by his Board of Aldermen and on the other by the federal government, Mayor [Fiorello] LaGuardia late yesterday cast about almost hopelessly for funds with which to feed New York’s 400,000 jobless, needy families. And while it...
    CAIRO (AP) — A global human rights group Thursday accused Egypt’s main domestic security agency of harassing and intimidating rights advocates and activists to silence them. The Amnesty International report was the latest rebuke to Egypt’s government, which faces increasing pressure from the U.S. to improve its human rights record. A government media...
    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Thursday reappointed a retired general as interim prime minister to lead a new caretaker government until the next early election is held in November. The Balkan country, which is the European Union’s poorest member, is gearing up for its third parliamentary election of the year after...
    The nation is now used to seeing political standoffs whenever the time again comes to raise the now-infamous "debt ceiling." The nation is also generally aware of the dynamic that plays out each time the United States needs to raise the artificially set debt cap in order to keep paying the bills that Congress itself...
    (CNN)A Jakarta court on Thursday ruled the Indonesian government had failed to uphold citizens' right to clean air, in a landmark judgment campaigners hope will force authorities to take action on the city's notorious smog.The long-awaited decision ends a two-year legal challenge brought by 32 Jakarta citizens against Indonesian President Joko Widodo, three cabinet ministers,...
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Environmentalists in Sri Lanka are challenging a court order issued earlier this month that would allow the return of 14 illegally captured wild elephants to people accused of buying them from traffickers. Rights groups and lawyers say the Sept. 6 court order is based on a government decree that violates...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A month after the fall of Kabul, the world is still wrestling with how to help Afghanistan’s impoverished people without propping up their Taliban leaders — a question that grows more urgent by the day. With the Afghan government severed from the international banking system, aid groups both inside...
    BEIJING — China says it will host a virtual meeting of Central and South Asian state leaders to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The meeting of members of the China and Russia dominated Shanghai Cooperation Organization is scheduled for Thursday. Afghanistan is an observer member of the grouping, but it wasn’t clear if any...
    According to Mieke Schauvliege, 3M has received a grant of 13 5.13 million since 2013. “Of this amount, 2 million comes from the Flemish Climate Fund (Vlaams Klimaatfonds),” he explains. With this Flemish support, MEP Crohn says it has also received 3M federal assistance. These are related to tax cuts to promote research and development....
                        Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery joined 22 attorneys general from other states and issued a letter to leaders in Congress, calling on Congress to end its push to pass legislation giving more election power to the federal government. Specifically, the leaders expressed concerns...
                        Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced this week the state will be imposing $5,000 fines per violation toward cities and local municipalities that implement vaccine mandates for their employers. “People that have put in 10, 15, 20 years, and now they’re just going to...
    The U.S. has successfully prevented the Taliban terror group from accessing roughly $10 billion in reserves in Afghanistan’s central bank, the New York Post reported Tuesday. While assessing Afghanistan’s rapidly deteriorating economy following the Taliban’s takeover of the country last month, the Post cited a September 8 article by Bloomberg News detailing how the U.S....
    Employers and business organizations are voicing their opposition to the vaccine mandate announced last week by President Joe Biden. “We at Lynden will oppose this aggressively, taking legal action if necessary,” said Jim Jansen, owner of Alaskan shipping and logistics company Lynden. Some employers say they’ll be unable to verify their employees’ vaccination status...
    VIDEO2:1502:15I expected a lot more revenge killing: Afghanistan expertThe News with Shepard Smith Brookings Institute senior fellow Michael O'Hanlon told CNBC that while there's "no cause for celebration," the current state of Afghanistan is not as bad as he predicted it would be one month after the Taliban seized power and Kabul fell.  "There has...
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international email and phone communications. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the lawsuit must be dismissed after the government invoked the...
    Now deliver THE new-look Cabinet is a breath of fresh air. But it needs a laser-like focus now on delivering Boris Johnson’s ambitious ­manifesto promises to voters. 3Boris Johnson's reshuffle seems positive but he needs to deliver on his promisesCredit: PA Covid has set his Government back two years. The levelling-up agenda has...
    A sheriff in California has made it clear he will not be enforcing the federal vaccine mandate on his employees at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. On September 13 press release, Sheriff Chad Bianco focused on sweeping vaccine mandates implemented by the Biden administration on September 9. The press release referenced a podcast the sheriff’s office...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It was a very bad summer here in South Florida, but we may be rounding the corner. There are hopeful signs as we go into fall next week and experts say it is because more people get vaccinated. READ MORE: More Than 70 South Florida Veterans Get Heros Welcome Home...
    A federal judge denied a request to stay a defamation lawsuit against former president Donald Trump by a woman who claims he raped her two decades ago. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected the request made in December without any explanation. However, the decision on Wednesday was made "without prejudice," meaning Trump's legal team...
    Ret. Gen. Jack Keane joined "The Story" to share his thoughts on the latest story about Gen. Mark Milley's reported calls to China and argued that that the media has "sensationalized" the story. General Jack Keane: I think these are responsible actions that are being taken, not the contrary. Based on what the Pentagon is...
    Prosecutors, nearing the end of their case at the sex trafficking trial of R. Kelly, played recordings for a New York City jury Wednesday they say back up allegations the R&B singer abused women and girls. In court papers, prosecutors have described tapes of a profane Kelly threatening violence against victims during recorded rants in...
    (CNN)Democratic leaders are actively discussing attaching an increase to the national debt limit onto a must-pass spending bill to keep the government open, setting up an end-of-the-month partisan standoff with Republicans on the eve of a key deadline to keep federal agencies operating. What's still unknown: What will happen next if Republicans block that plan....
    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors, nearing the end of their case at the sex trafficking trial of R. Kelly, played recordings for a New York City jury Wednesday they say back up allegations the R&B singer abused women and girls. In court papers, prosecutors have described tapes of a profane Kelly threatening violence against...
    (CNN)Taliban co-founder and acting Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar appeared in a television interview Wednesday to refute rumors he had been injured or even killed in a dispute last week at the presidential palace in Kabul.Rumors had been circulating -- and widely shared on social media -- that Baradar had come to harm...
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s southern separatists on Wednesday resorted to emergency measures in a bid to put down growing protests over dire living conditions in areas under their control. Aydarous al-Zubaidi, the head of the separatists’ Southern Transitional Council, declared a state of emergency across Yemen’s southern provinces, including the port city of...
    State and local governments have shed more than 400,000 jobs since the beginning of 2020, and those jobs have been far slower to return than the private sector positions that have rebounded after the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic lockdowns. And there are signs that the exodus of government employees has...
    Sen. Mitch McConnell both insists the debt ceiling be raised and promises Republicans will block Democrats from doing so. The nation is now used to seeing political standoffs whenever the time again comes to raise the now-infamous "debt ceiling." The nation is also generally aware of the dynamic that plays out each time the United...
    The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom handily defeated the recall effort to oust him as governor, conservative podcaster Ben Shapiro floated the idea of a “friendly separation” of certain states away from the union. “What it actually presages is not just politics in California,” he said on Wednesday. “What it presages is a question: whether...