Sri Lanka Blocks Access to Social Media After Easter Sunday Bombings

The government of Sri Lanka responded to the horrific Easter Sunday bombings by restricting access to social media sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. Officials said they would keep the sites blocked until the counter-terrorism investigation concludes. The official reason for the social media block was preventing the spread of “disinformation” and … Continue reading Sri Lanka Blocks Access to Social Media After Easter Sunday Bombings

UK Archbishop Calls for Recognition of ‘Anti-Christianism’ After Sri Lanka Attacks

The Coptic Archbishop of London has called for acknowledgment that “anti-Christianism” is as real a phenomenon as anti-Semitism and Islamophobia following the horrific Easter massacre of Sri Lankan Christians. “It is time for us all to #StandTogether and recognise #Antichristianism as much a real phenomenon and epidemic as #Antisemitism and #Islamophobia and deal with it … Continue reading UK Archbishop Calls for Recognition of ‘Anti-Christianism’ After Sri Lanka Attacks

Watch: AZ Teachers Union Head Pressures Members to Intimidate Colleagues to Join #RedforEd Walk Outs

Arizona Education Association (AEA) president Joe Thomas was caught on video telling teachers who act as union liaisons in their schools to intimidate any colleagues who refuse to participate in walkouts apparently planned in anticipation of future #RedforEd rallies at the State Capitol in Phoenix. Michelle Dillard, an organizer of a group designed to push … Continue reading Watch: AZ Teachers Union Head Pressures Members to Intimidate Colleagues to Join #RedforEd Walk Outs

Osundairo Brothers File Defamation Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys

Ola and Abel Osundairo — the brothers who allegedly helped carry out a hate hoax against Empire actor Jussie Smollett — have filed a defamation lawsuit against Smollett’s attorneys Mark Geragos and Tina Glandianin. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in a federal court in Chicago, the Osundairo brothers alleged Smollett compensated them to “stage the attack [against Smollett] to benefit himself” … Continue reading Osundairo Brothers File Defamation Lawsuit Against Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys

NY Gov. Cuomo: Biden ‘Has the Best Chance of Defeating President Trump, Which I Think Is the Main Goal Here’

During Tuesday’s broadcast of “New Day” on CNN, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) praised Joe Biden, saying he hopes the former vice president joins the logjam of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls because “he has the best chance of defeating President Trump.” Cuomo added that beating Trump “is the main goal here” because it is “easier said than … Continue reading NY Gov. Cuomo: Biden ‘Has the Best Chance of Defeating President Trump, Which I Think Is the Main Goal Here’

EXCLUSIVE — Florida Rep. James Grant Vows to ‘Maintain Integrity’ of Constitution on Voting Rights for Felons

Rep. James Grant, a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, says he is seeking to “maintain the integrity of Florida’s Constitution” and uphold voter intent by proposing legislation clarifying criteria for the restoration of voting rights for Florida’s nearly 1.4 million ex-felons. Grant’s bill would require the state’s ex-felons to first pay civil … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE — Florida Rep. James Grant Vows to ‘Maintain Integrity’ of Constitution on Voting Rights for Felons

Mexican Migrants Arrested near Texas Border After Vehicle Pursuit

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of Mexican migrants after their smuggler led a short vehicle pursuit. Agents in South Texas encountered a suspicious vehicle in an area well-known for human smuggling. As the agents attempted to follow, the lead driver accelerated and sped away, according to information obtained from U.S. Customs and … Continue reading Mexican Migrants Arrested near Texas Border After Vehicle Pursuit

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

The Islamic State issued a statement on Tuesday morning claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. Speaking through its Amaq “news agency,” ISIS claimed “those who carried out the attack that targeted nationals of the Coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka the day before yesterday are Islamic State fighters.” The Islamic State … Continue reading Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

Pete Buttigieg: ‘God Does Not Have a Political Party’

South Bend Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Monday discussed how he plans to unite religious Americans from across the political spectrum, arguing during a CNN town hall in New Hampshire that “God does not have a political party.” A partial transcript is as follows:  CAMILE CALDERA: Mayor Buttigieg, you’ve talked openly about your … Continue reading Pete Buttigieg: ‘God Does Not Have a Political Party’

Donald Trump Predicts New York Times Will Kneel When He Wins 2020

Donald Trump again taunted the New York Times on Tuesday for their coverage of his presidency, singling out columnist Paul Krugman for criticism. “Paul Krugman, of the Fake News New York Times, has lost all credibility, as has the Times itself, with his false and highly inaccurate writings on me,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He … Continue reading Donald Trump Predicts New York Times Will Kneel When He Wins 2020

Joe Scarborough to Trump for Calling Him ‘Morning Psycho’ — ‘Thank You So Much for Watching’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough reacted to the nickname President Donald Trump gave him — “Morning Psycho.” In a tweet that same morning, Trump blasted the show, saying it has “nosedived” and its ratings have suffered. Sorry to say but @foxandfriends is by far the best of the morning political shows on … Continue reading Joe Scarborough to Trump for Calling Him ‘Morning Psycho’ — ‘Thank You So Much for Watching’

Graham: Dems Will ‘Stampede’ to Impeach Trump, But It’s Going to Get Him Reelected

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) predicted House Democrats would rush to impeach President Donald Trump in the wake of the release of the Mueller report. However, he predicted such a move by Democrats will result in the reelection of Trump in 2020. “I think they’ll get punished in 2020, and … Continue reading Graham: Dems Will ‘Stampede’ to Impeach Trump, But It’s Going to Get Him Reelected

Donald Trump Endorses Congressional Action Against ‘Discriminatory’ Twitter

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Twitter of “discriminatory” behavior against conservatives and Republicans, endorsing Congressional action to fight it. “Very discriminatory, hard for people to sign on,” Trump said. “Constantly taking people off list. Big complaints from many people.” Trump commented on the social media company after Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo said on … Continue reading Donald Trump Endorses Congressional Action Against ‘Discriminatory’ Twitter

Sri Lanka Mulls Burqa Ban as Easter Jihad Death Toll Rises to 321

Sri Lanka may be considering joining a growing number of governments in banning the burqa, an Islamic head covering that leaves no part of a woman’s body visible, local media reported Tuesday in the aftermath of the series of suspected jihadist bombings targeting Christians on Easter Sunday. Officials confirmed Tuesday that the death toll had risen … Continue reading Sri Lanka Mulls Burqa Ban as Easter Jihad Death Toll Rises to 321

Harris on Allowing Boston Marathon Bomber to Vote from Prison: ‘We Should Have That Conversation’

Monday during a CNN town hall event in New Hampshire, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, responded to a question about felons voting from prison, similar to one offer to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Harris suggested a “conversation” was in order about the possibility. Partial transcript as follows: DON … Continue reading Harris on Allowing Boston Marathon Bomber to Vote from Prison: ‘We Should Have That Conversation’

Brexiteer Calls for May to Go ‘Today’, MPs Push for a Departure Date

Officer of the 1922 Committee Nigel Evans has said that there is now a “clamour” of calls for Theresa May to resign and that he wants her to confirm she will be stepping down as prime minister “today.” Mr Evans made the comments on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday after The Telegraph reported … Continue reading Brexiteer Calls for May to Go ‘Today’, MPs Push for a Departure Date

UK Labour MP Posts Video Falsely Claiming IDF Soldiers ‘Attacking Two Kids’

A Labour MP has been forced to apologize after he sparked fury by wrongly claiming a video showed Israeli soldiers attacking two children. Grahame Morris re­tweeted the video, saying it showed Israeli troops “beating up Palestinian children for the fun of it”. He said: Marvellous, absolutely marvellous the Israeli Army, the best financed, best trained, … Continue reading UK Labour MP Posts Video Falsely Claiming IDF Soldiers ‘Attacking Two Kids’

Knights of Columbus Pledge $100,000 to Victims of Sri Lanka Easter Massacre

The Knights of Columbus have pledged $100,000 in assistance to the victims of Sunday’s jihadist suicide bombings of Sri Lankan Christian churches and luxury hotels. The coordinated attacks targeted Christians on the most important feast of the year, commemorating Christ’s resurrection, bringing about the death of more than 300 people with hundreds more wounded. “The … Continue reading Knights of Columbus Pledge $100,000 to Victims of Sri Lanka Easter Massacre

Sultan of Brunei Sends Letter to European Union Urging ‘Tolerance’ of Death Penalty for Gays

In a bizarre move, the Sultan of Brunei has written to the European Union to defend his recent decision to impose strict sharia law punishments in his country. The Sultan has recently imposed harsh new laws in the Kingdom of Brunei, including death by stoning for anyone convicted of homosexuality, as well as amputations, lashes, … Continue reading Sultan of Brunei Sends Letter to European Union Urging ‘Tolerance’ of Death Penalty for Gays

Neighbours Complain After Belgian Woman Hosts 100 Illegal Migrants in Her Garden

A woman in the Belgian village of Spy is causing controversy among other residents by hosting around 100 migrants in her garden while they attempt to illegally reach the UK. The woman, named Améline, has hosted a number of migrants on her property for the better part of a year but the number has grown to … Continue reading Neighbours Complain After Belgian Woman Hosts 100 Illegal Migrants in Her Garden

Polish Church Condemns Beating of Jewish Effigy in Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Catholic Church in Poland poured scorn Monday on an anti-Semitic ritual enacted over the Easter holiday that involved an effigy of Judas represented by a stereotypical Jew being hanged, burned and beaten. Residents, among them children, beat and burned the effigy in Pruchnik, a small town in southeast Poland, on … Continue reading Polish Church Condemns Beating of Jewish Effigy in Poland

Supreme Court Schedules Transgender Debate in 2020 Presidential Campaign

The Supreme Court is expected to debate and decide by Summer 2020 whether the nation should define peoples’ legal sex by their biology or their “gender identity.” The news was announced Monday when the court said it would decide if decades-old sex-discrimination laws must be reinterpreted to include people who merely say they are members … Continue reading Supreme Court Schedules Transgender Debate in 2020 Presidential Campaign

Hungary Pledges Funds to Aid Christians After Sri Lanka Bombings

Hungary is making an immediate donation of 30,000 euros to assist survivors and orphans of the Sri Lanka Easter massacre and is discussing an additional larger gift. “The Hungarian government is offering nine million Hungarian forints in emergency aid to the severely injured survivors and the orphaned children of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri … Continue reading Hungary Pledges Funds to Aid Christians After Sri Lanka Bombings

Report Says Legal Opioids Doubled Economic Dropout Rates

Government-approved opioids almost doubled the number of young men who were pushed out of the workforce before the election of President Donald Trump, according to economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. “Our estimates imply that prescription opioids can account for 44 percent of the realized national decrease in men’s labor force participation between … Continue reading Report Says Legal Opioids Doubled Economic Dropout Rates