N.Y. lawmakers approve bill to automatically let prisoners vote after release

Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz. (Photo by MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 12:5o PM PT – Thursday, April 22, 2021 Critics said at a time when confidence in U.S. elections is at an all-time low, Americans have called for strong voting security, but Democrats have done the opposite. On Wednesday, the New … Continue reading N.Y. lawmakers approve bill to automatically let prisoners vote after release

Biden administration cozies up to controversial UN agency for Palestinian refugees

It wasn’t what was stated during a virtual meeting between the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and the head of a controversial U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees that riled critics — it was what was missing from the conversation. The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has continuously faced accusations of teaching hatred and incitement in its school … Continue reading Biden administration cozies up to controversial UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Senate passes Asian hate crimes bill with bipartisan support

The Senate passed an Asian hate crimes bill Thursday, aimed at addressing the spike in attacks targeting the Asian-American community during the coronavirus pandemic. In a near-unanimous vote of support for the bill, the Senate approved the legislation by a 94-1 vote, with the only nay vote coming from Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley. ASIAN … Continue reading Senate passes Asian hate crimes bill with bipartisan support

Senate Dems block amendment defunding universities that discriminate against Asian Americans

Senate Democrats blocked an amendment to the new COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act that would have barred universities that discriminate against Asian Americans from accessing federal funding.  Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and John Kennedy, R-La., co-sponsored the unsuccessful amendment, which would have banned federal funding from going to colleges and universities that discriminate against Asian American applicants when being recruited … Continue reading Senate Dems block amendment defunding universities that discriminate against Asian Americans

Senate Democrats Vote to Allow Asian Racial Discrimination in Higher Education

Senate Democrats have voted down an amendment to forbid Asian racial discrimination in higher education by a vote of 49-48. The amendment, proposed by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Kennedy (R-LA), did not meet the needed 60 vote yea threshold to pass. The amendment states: Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no institution of higher … Continue reading Senate Democrats Vote to Allow Asian Racial Discrimination in Higher Education

North Dakota’s Governor Burgum Sells Out on Sex-Exclusive Sports

A person holds up a flag during rally to protest the Trump administration’s reported proposal to narrow the definition of gender to male or female at birth at City Hall in New York City, October 24, 2018. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) On Wednesday, the Republican governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum, vetoed a bill stating that “a … Continue reading North Dakota’s Governor Burgum Sells Out on Sex-Exclusive Sports

Iran Celebrates Failed Missile Attack on Israel, Insists Target Was Hit

Iranian state media on Thursday claimed Wednesday evening’s missile attack on Israel was a success and the weapon struck its intended target, contrary to reports from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). “Essentially, no matter how Israel will try to spin the narrative, at the end of the day you have a missile fired from Syria … Continue reading Iran Celebrates Failed Missile Attack on Israel, Insists Target Was Hit

AP: Biden Mulling Offering Asylum or Other Legal Protections to Climate Migrants

President Joe Biden’s administration may provide immigration rights and citizenship to many foreign “climate migrants” who claim they are being displaced by climate change, the Associated Press (AP) reported this week. On Tuesday, AP noted: No nation offers asylum or other legal protections to people displaced specifically because of climate change. President Joe Biden’s administration is … Continue reading AP: Biden Mulling Offering Asylum or Other Legal Protections to Climate Migrants

Iran and China among Countries Elected to U.N.’s Commission on Status of Women

(mizoula/Getty Images) Both Iran and China were elected to the United Nations’s Commission on the Status of Women yesterday, the former with 48 and the latter with 43 out of a possible 53 votes. The purpose of the commission is to promote “gender equality and the empowerment of women.” Here’s an excerpt from Amnesty International’s … Continue reading Iran and China among Countries Elected to U.N.’s Commission on Status of Women

Has Governor Whitmer Finally Been Boxed In?

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D., Mich.) speaks in Southfield, Mich., October 16, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer has been a nightmare during the pandemic. From signing an executive order sending COVID-19 patients into nursing homes (a la Andrew Cuomo) to last week requiring two-year-olds to wear masks, she has consistently made poor judgment calls. … Continue reading Has Governor Whitmer Finally Been Boxed In?

Social Media Users Mock Lebron James over ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ Tweet

Basketball player LeBron James deleted his tweet calling for “accountability” for a police officer who saved a number of young black people from a stabbing spree yesterday following widespread backlash, but the posts from other Twitter users mocking his reaction are still readily available. LeBron posted a picture of the officer’s face with the all-caps … Continue reading Social Media Users Mock Lebron James over ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ Tweet

20 Republican AGs oppose ‘alarming’ court-packing efforts in letter to Biden, congressional leaders

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and 19 other Republican state attorneys general sent a letter to President Biden and congressional leaders opposing efforts to alter the makeup of the Supreme Court. Biden has already announced the formation of the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, which will explore potential court reforms … Continue reading 20 Republican AGs oppose ‘alarming’ court-packing efforts in letter to Biden, congressional leaders

Kamala Harris emphasizes ‘root causes’ of border surge, says problem is ‘complex’

Vice President Kamala Harris is emphasizing what she describes as the root causes of the migrant surge at the border, calling the issue “complex” as she continues to face criticism for her handling of the crisis. Harris, in a roundtable on the Northern Triangle, said the underlying issue was “addressing the acute and root causes of … Continue reading Kamala Harris emphasizes ‘root causes’ of border surge, says problem is ‘complex’

Haley heading to Iowa in June, sparking more 2024 speculation

Nikki Haley is heading to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa in June to headline the state Republican Party‘s annual Lincoln Dinner, a major gathering and fundraising event for the Iowa GOP. The trip by Haley – a former South Carolina governor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under then-President Donald Trump, who is considered a potential … Continue reading Haley heading to Iowa in June, sparking more 2024 speculation

Rand Paul rips FBI’s ‘suicide by cop’ classification of baseball park shooting: ‘Unsupported by the facts’

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., pushed back against the notion that the 2017 shooting at a congressional baseball practice was merely a case of “suicide by cop,” after Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, revealed at a hearing this was exactly how the FBI characterized it at the time. Paul was there at the time of the incident, during which … Continue reading Rand Paul rips FBI’s ‘suicide by cop’ classification of baseball park shooting: ‘Unsupported by the facts’

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg to Congress: ‘How Long Do You Believe People in Power Will Get Away with It?’

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at members of Congress at a House Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on the Environment hearing on Thursday, telling representatives they won’t get away with ignoring the so-called climate crisis. “I know I’m not the one who is supposed to ask questions here but there is … Continue reading Climate Activist Greta Thunberg to Congress: ‘How Long Do You Believe People in Power Will Get Away with It?’

Rashida Tlaib: Reaction to Ma’Khia Bryant shooting ‘maddening,’ no justification for ‘the killing of a child’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Thursday expressed her anger over some reactions to the police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Ohio.  Bryant, 16, was shot by an officer in Columbus while she appeared to be attacking another girl with a knife on Tuesday. Tlaib said too many people are justifying the shooting by trying to “strip away the fact … Continue reading Rashida Tlaib: Reaction to Ma’Khia Bryant shooting ‘maddening,’ no justification for ‘the killing of a child’

Gov. Cuomo aide doubles down on attacking NY AG Letitia James: ‘Maybe I just call it how I see it’

Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s spokesman doubled down on attacking state Attorney General Letitia James, who is currently investigating the governor.  Richard Azzopardi, a senior adviser to the scandal-clad Cuomo, told The New York Times on Monday that the state government had “officially jumped the shark” with James’ new investigation into the governor’s alleged use of … Continue reading Gov. Cuomo aide doubles down on attacking NY AG Letitia James: ‘Maybe I just call it how I see it’

Cruz calls on Biden to fix gap in Texas levee that protects border towns

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and local residents in Mission, Texas, are calling on President Biden to fix a compromised levee that protects border towns from the Rio Grande Valley – with hurricane season just weeks away. “Your administration should not allow its opposition to a border wall to prevent building a levee wall that is critical to the … Continue reading Cruz calls on Biden to fix gap in Texas levee that protects border towns

Pelosi declines to wade into Senate filibuster debate as progressives push for change

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined Thursday to throw her support behind abolishing the filibuster despite growing movement from the progressive wing of her caucus to demand an end to the Senate tradition.  “That’s a debate for the Senate,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said in declining to wade into the filibuster fray.  Pressed by Fox News’ Chad Pergram during a news conference on … Continue reading Pelosi declines to wade into Senate filibuster debate as progressives push for change

Democrat-Controlled House Votes to Transform D.C. into a State, Violating Constitution

The House voted to transform Washington, DC into a state Thursday on the pure party-line vote of 216-208. Before the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) argued in favor of the bill, describing Washington, DC residents as being “denied their right to fully participate in their democracy.” Pelosi also said Washington, DC “pays more federal … Continue reading Democrat-Controlled House Votes to Transform D.C. into a State, Violating Constitution

Another Reason the Shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant Isn’t Like the Killing of George Floyd

A sketch of Derek Chauvin sitting in court on the first day of jury selection in his trial in Minneapolis, Minn., March 8, 2021 (Jane Rosenberg/Reuters) That so many in the press have tied what happened in Columbus on Tuesday to what happened to George Floyd has been peculiar from the moment we learned that … Continue reading Another Reason the Shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant Isn’t Like the Killing of George Floyd

GOP senators say Dems trying to ‘rig’ SCOTUS through court-packing, ask Biden to rein in party’s ‘crazies’

A group of Republican senators on Thursday spoke in front of the Supreme Court in opposition to court-packing, a response to legislation Democrats introduced at a press conference last week to do just that.  Sens. Ted Cruz., R-Texas, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., railed against court-packing as an effort to “rig” the Supreme Court and pleaded with … Continue reading GOP senators say Dems trying to ‘rig’ SCOTUS through court-packing, ask Biden to rein in party’s ‘crazies’

Nolte: NBC News Caught Deceptively Editing Columbus Shooting Video and 911 Call

Far-left NBC News has once again been caught deceptively and dishonestly editing a 911 call to gin up racial tensions. Only this time, the racial arsonists took things a step further by also deceptively editing body-cam footage. The unedited audio and video of the 911 call and police shooting of a 16-year-old girl in Columbus, … Continue reading Nolte: NBC News Caught Deceptively Editing Columbus Shooting Video and 911 Call

America’s biggest environmentalists and their private planes

Many U.S. climate activists, including Biden administration climate envoys John Kerry and Mike Bloomberg, celebrated Earth Day on Thursday and praised the administration’s latest emissions goal — even after facing questions about how their personal private jet use harms the environment. Kerry and Bloomberg have been known to travel on private jets while addressing climate change, even as other … Continue reading America’s biggest environmentalists and their private planes

Former Trump administration official mulling GOP challenge against Cheney

EXCLUSIVE – Perry Pendley, who served as acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during the Trump administration, is expected on Thursday evening to give a speech in his home state of Wyoming where he’ll strongly hint at launching a Republican primary challenge against embattled Rep. Liz Cheney. Cheney, the third-ranking lawmaker in House GOP leadership, was … Continue reading Former Trump administration official mulling GOP challenge against Cheney