State’s attorney from Jussie Smollett case backs out of debate due to ‘Trump-like’ name calling

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Wednesday that she pulled out of a campaign debate due to attacks from her Republican rival. Judge Pat O’Brien last month called Foxx a “social worker, not a prosecutor,” at a fiery debate between the two candidates. Cook County, which is home to Chicago and many of its surrounding … Continue reading State’s attorney from Jussie Smollett case backs out of debate due to ‘Trump-like’ name calling

McCarthy slams mute button suggestion for presidential debates, urges Trump to let Biden talk

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Ca., slammed the use of a “mute button” in reaction to the unruly first presidential debate on “Fox & Friends.” The Republican congressman, reacting to a report that the Commission on Presidential Debates is making format changes to the next two matches between President Trump and Joe Biden, slammed the … Continue reading McCarthy slams mute button suggestion for presidential debates, urges Trump to let Biden talk

NY Gov. Cuomo’s ‘pink tax’ ban goes into effect

New York‘s “pink tax” ban intended to curb price discrimination between male and female customers buying virtually identical goods and services goes into effect on Thursday. NEW YORK ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE BECOMES LARGEST IN US TO DECLARE BANKRUPTCY The new measure requires certain merchants to provide price lists for standard services upon request and notifies them … Continue reading NY Gov. Cuomo’s ‘pink tax’ ban goes into effect

40 Minneapolis businesses ask city leaders to help bring back customers

More than 40 Minneapolis restaurants have sent a letter to Mayor Jacob Frey and the City Council asking for support as businesses struggle with penalties and safety concerns, according to a report. Minneapolis businesses and restaurants have reopened but must follow a number of rules to stay open during the pandemic, which includes requiring bar patrons to be seated, limiting … Continue reading 40 Minneapolis businesses ask city leaders to help bring back customers

What role could the National Guard play in 2020 elections and what states have already made plans?

The National Guard is available to offer support in November’s elections, provided governors choose to summon them. At least two states have already made the call to bring the National Guard in for a variety of functions that will be limited in nature. CUOMO PRESSES NYC TO CLEAN UP ITS ACT, HINTING AT NATIONAL GUARD ASSISTANCE “In … Continue reading What role could the National Guard play in 2020 elections and what states have already made plans?

Biden campaigning on ‘return to normalcy’ but some Dems eying radical changes to political system if they win

Joe Biden has staked his presidential campaign in a pledge to restore “normalcy” if he unseats President Trump in the November election, even as some Democrats pledge to make radical changes should they win control of the White House and both chambers of Congress. Biden has repeatedly pushed back against Republican efforts to tie him to … Continue reading Biden campaigning on ‘return to normalcy’ but some Dems eying radical changes to political system if they win

The New York Times Publishes a Defense of the Hong Kong Crackdown

Police attempt to disperse a mass gathering in Hong Kong during a protest for the release of twelve activists detained on the Chinese mainland, October 1, 2020. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters) The New York Times published an op-ed by Regina Ip, a pro-Beijing politician widely known for her ambition to become chief executive of Hong Kong. The … Continue reading The New York Times Publishes a Defense of the Hong Kong Crackdown

Mitch McConnell Should Try to Cap the Number of Justices at Nine

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the Senate Republicans weekly policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Democratic nominee for president has refused to state whether he would support an effort to pack the Supreme Court. To add new justices for the first time … Continue reading Mitch McConnell Should Try to Cap the Number of Justices at Nine

Rep. Porter slams Big Pharma CEO over drug pricing

Mark Alles, Former Chief Executive Officer, Celgene Corporation testifies by video conference during a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on unsustainable drug prices on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 10:47 AM PT – Thursday, October 1, 2020 Democrat Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) took aim … Continue reading Rep. Porter slams Big Pharma CEO over drug pricing

Anti-Defamation League Circulates Petition Urging Jews to Denounce Trump

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is circulating a petition among Jewish organizations urging them to criticize President Donald Trump for failing to denounce white supremacy during the first presidential debate on Tuesday — though he did so then, and has done so, often, before. The petition, which was leaked to Breitbart News, states (original emphasis, links … Continue reading Anti-Defamation League Circulates Petition Urging Jews to Denounce Trump

Pelosi warns Trump ‘ain’t no light at the end of the tunnel’ should election be decided in House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spelled out a dire prediction for President Trump should the election come down to the House to be decided. “We have all sorts of opportunities to take down that one vote,” Pelosi said during a news conference Thursday morning. “There ain’t no light at the end of the tunnel for you in … Continue reading Pelosi warns Trump ‘ain’t no light at the end of the tunnel’ should election be decided in House

‘South Park’ Season Premiere Tackles Coronavirus, Police Shootings, and Pushes Plea to ‘Go Vote’

The 24th season premiere of the long-running series South Park was dubbed a “Pandemic Special” and tackled the coronavirus, policing shootings, and ended with a plea to the viewing audience to get out and vote. The episode, entitled “Douche and Turd,” focused heavily on the coronavirus. Randy, the burgeoning pot farming mogul, explored the idea of his Tegridy … Continue reading ‘South Park’ Season Premiere Tackles Coronavirus, Police Shootings, and Pushes Plea to ‘Go Vote’

DOJ lawsuit against John Bolton over memoir can proceed, judge rules

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. is allowing the Justice Department’s lawsuit against former national security adviser John Bolton, in connection with his new memoir, to proceed. “Because the agreements imposed both obligations and because the government plausibly pleads that Bolton breached those obligations, the Court will deny Bolton’s pending motion to dismiss,” Judge Royce Lamberth said in … Continue reading DOJ lawsuit against John Bolton over memoir can proceed, judge rules

Meadows says he believes Harris will be active in Barrett hearings: ‘I think we’ll see more of Kamala’

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said during a discussion about the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation process Thursday that he expects Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, who is also a senator on the Judiciary Committee, to play a visible role in what will likely be contentious hearings for the nominee. Meadows … Continue reading Meadows says he believes Harris will be active in Barrett hearings: ‘I think we’ll see more of Kamala’

Biden-Schumer-Pelosi would do more damage in 2 years than Obama did in 8: Ted Cruz

A “Biden–Schumer–Pelosi government” would be a “nightmare,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said on Thursday as he encouraged Republicans to vote in the upcoming elections. “The damage those three would do in two years would exceed the damage Barack Obama did in eight years,” he added during an interview on “The Brian Kilmeade Show.” Cruz made … Continue reading Biden-Schumer-Pelosi would do more damage in 2 years than Obama did in 8: Ted Cruz

Brazil requests resumption of multi-billion dollar suit against Samarco, Vale and BHP for dam burst

FILE PHOTO: The debris of the municipal school of Bento Rodrigues district, which was covered with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, is pictured in Mariana, Brazil, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes October 1, 2020 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian federal and state authorities and prosecutors have requested … Continue reading Brazil requests resumption of multi-billion dollar suit against Samarco, Vale and BHP for dam burst

Exclusive: German market watchdog bans staff from trades in wake of Wirecard

October 1, 2020 BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s financial watchdog BaFin is banning its staff from trading shares and other securities of the companies that it oversees in the wake of the Wirecard <WDIG.DE> accounting scandal, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters. German regulatory officials bought and sold Wirecard shares in ever higher volumes as … Continue reading Exclusive: German market watchdog bans staff from trades in wake of Wirecard

Portland mayor denied request to end federal deputization of officers

Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks to people gathered in downtown Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 10:19 AM PT – Thursday, October 1, 2020 The Department of Justice denied a request by Portland’s mayor to end the federal deputization of police officers. During a community event Tuesday, Mayor Ted Wheeler said … Continue reading Portland mayor denied request to end federal deputization of officers

McMaster: Trump Is ‘Aiding and Abetting Putin’s Efforts’ on Election Interference

Former Trump National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said President Donald Trump was “aiding and abetting” Vladimir Putin by not directly calling out Russia’s election interference on Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Live.” McMaster said, “This sustained campaign of disruption, disinformation, and denial, is aided by any leader who doesn’t acknowledge it. This is why, I think, … Continue reading McMaster: Trump Is ‘Aiding and Abetting Putin’s Efforts’ on Election Interference

Archbishop Chaput: Amy Coney Barrett Is a ‘Nightmare’ for Progressives

The indomitable Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has called out the left for its rabid attacks on Judge Amy Coney Barrett, arguing that believing Catholics are not “extremists.” “Barrett’s life story suggests that she actually believes and seeks to live what her Catholic faith teaches,” Chaput noted in an essay this week in First Things. “Worse, … Continue reading Archbishop Chaput: Amy Coney Barrett Is a ‘Nightmare’ for Progressives

Sports Reporter Fired After Calling Tim Scott ‘Uncle Tom’

A television sports reporter in Connecticut is now a former television sports reporter after his employers him for a tweet in which he referred to Senator Tim Scott (R, SC) as an “Uncle Tom.” Fred Gerteiny of News 12 in Connecticut, posted the since-deleted tweet on Tuesday night after Scott said that President Trump “misspoke,” … Continue reading Sports Reporter Fired After Calling Tim Scott ‘Uncle Tom’

GOP senators meet with SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 9:54 AM PT – Thursday, October 1, 2020 Weeks ahead of her upcoming confirmation hearing, Judge Amy Coney Barrett met with Republican senators. One America’s Hans Hubbard reports.  RELATED: Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Judicial History https://www.oann.com/gop-senators-meet-with-scotus-nominee-amy-coney-barrett/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gop-senators-meet-with-scotus-nominee-amy-coney-barrett Continue reading GOP senators meet with SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Nolte: CNN Lies in Fact Check About Biden Calling Trump’s China Ban ‘Xenophobic’

CNNLOL isn’t even trying to tell the truth anymore and is obviously using its “Facts First” fact checks as a means to deliberately misinform and troll. During Tuesday night’s debate, President Trump reminded the public that even before the coronavirus had taken a single American life, he stopped all incoming travel from China, which was … Continue reading Nolte: CNN Lies in Fact Check About Biden Calling Trump’s China Ban ‘Xenophobic’

Ann Coulter: Is Chris Wallace a White Supremacist?

After four months of looting, arson, window breaking, vandalism, intimidation, physical assaults, stabbings, and shootings by Black Lives Matter and antifa, the first thing on the media’s mind is … getting Trump to condemn “white supremacists”! It would be as if, on the morning after Pearl Harbor, the League of Nations demanded that FDR condemn … Continue reading Ann Coulter: Is Chris Wallace a White Supremacist?

5 GOP lawmakers oppose transfer-of-power resolution seen as thinly veiled attack on Trump

Five Republicans are the only House members to oppose a broadly supported resolution backing a peaceful transfer of presidential power after the November election. DEMOCRATIC SENATE CONTENDER MARK KELLY SAYS 2020 WINNER SHOULD MAKE SUPREME COURT PICK Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Clay Higgins of Louisiana, Steve King of Iowa and Thomas Massie of Kentucky dubbed the resolution “a … Continue reading 5 GOP lawmakers oppose transfer-of-power resolution seen as thinly veiled attack on Trump

Dave Rubin slams Biden on Antifa: ‘An idea doesn’t assault people on the street’

Trump calls on Biden to condemn Antifa Former Vice President Joe Biden called Antifa an ‘idea’ at the debate; Dave Rubin shares his firsthand experience with the group on ‘Fox &amp; Friends.’ After Joe Biden called Antifa an “idea, not an organization” at the first presidential debate, Dave Rubin shared his firsthand experience with the … Continue reading Dave Rubin slams Biden on Antifa: ‘An idea doesn’t assault people on the street’

Washington Monument reopens after coronavirus-linked closure, with new safety rules

The Washington Monument has reopened after closing in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. All visitors over the age of 2 must wear a face covering while inside and must adhere to social distancing. Masks will not be provided to visitors, according to Recreation.gov. Reservations are required and visitors can purchase one ticket for up to four … Continue reading Washington Monument reopens after coronavirus-linked closure, with new safety rules

No deal yet on coronavirus relief; Pelosi remains ‘hopeful’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have not yet forged a compromise on a coronavirus stimulus bill but negotiations continue. “We’re at the table discussing how we go forward with a possible COVID bill,” Pelosi said at a news conference Thursday. “We’re hopeful that we can reach agreement because the needs of the … Continue reading No deal yet on coronavirus relief; Pelosi remains ‘hopeful’