More Trump Tariffs

President Trump has slapped tariffs on Canadian aluminum, citing its alleged dangers to national security. It’s a decision with a lot of downsides. Canada has already promised retaliation. The tariffs will harm American companies that use aluminum (including Whirlpool, which we have separate tariffs to help!). It’s not a great time for higher taxes. … Continue reading More Trump Tariffs

Pelosi says Democrats willing to compromise at $2T for coronavirus bill, rejected by Trump admin

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Democrats were willing to compromise at $2 trillion for the fourth coronavirus stimulus package, but that the Trump administration rejected their offer. Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday that Democrats have been “mightily trying to find common ground.” KUDLOW BELIEVES TRUMP WILL USE EXECUTIVE ACTION FOR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF “We’ll take … Continue reading Pelosi says Democrats willing to compromise at $2T for coronavirus bill, rejected by Trump admin

U. of Georgia Students and Staff Host ‘Die In’ to Protest School Reopening

Students and staff at the University of Georgia held a “die in” on Thursday to protest the school’s decision to reopen for the fall semester. University of Georgia graduate students organized the protest in front of the university’s administration building on Thursday, according to a report by the Athens Banner-Herald. The protesters laid sprawled out in … Continue reading U. of Georgia Students and Staff Host ‘Die In’ to Protest School Reopening

DC Circuit Rules McGahn Must Honor House Subpoena . . . but Not Necessarily Answer House’s Questions

Then-White House Counsel Don McGahn listens before the Senate Judiciary Committee, September 27, 2018. (Win McNamee/Pool via Reuters) They say bad facts make bad law. But here is a case of bad law making bad facts. The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in a rare ruling by the full court, held … Continue reading DC Circuit Rules McGahn Must Honor House Subpoena . . . but Not Necessarily Answer House’s Questions

Georgia Student Briefly Suspended for Sharing Picture of Crowded High School Hallway

Concerned student Hannah Watters of North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, was suspended for five days by administrators after she shared a photo of a crowded school hallway this week. After an online backlash, the school district was forced to reverse the student’s suspension. According to a report by the New York Times, 15-year-old student … Continue reading Georgia Student Briefly Suspended for Sharing Picture of Crowded High School Hallway

Washington impasse on coronavirus relief threatens US economy

White House officials and Democratic leaders ended a week of negotiations without a deal on the next coronavirus aid package, or even a clear path forward, amid growing concerns that talks may collapse altogether. “We’re still a considerable amount apart,” White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Thursday after meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, House … Continue reading Washington impasse on coronavirus relief threatens US economy

Postmaster General vows ‘we are not slowing down’ voting by mail

Postal woes raise concerns for presidential election A presidential election in the middle of a pandemic could make mail-in voting more popular than ever and prove to be a stress test for a U.S. Postal Service that’s drowning in debt; Fox Business correspondent Hillary Vaughn reports. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is pledging that the U.S. … Continue reading Postmaster General vows ‘we are not slowing down’ voting by mail

Video: Portland Rioters Throw Paint on Elderly Woman’s Face for Defending Police Station

Portland protesters aggressively confronted two elderly women who reportedly tried to stop some of the flagrant criminal activity — throwing paint on one of them — the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) confirmed. Portland hit its 70th night of protests late Thursday night into early Friday morning — the day after violent protesters attempted to set … Continue reading Video: Portland Rioters Throw Paint on Elderly Woman’s Face for Defending Police Station

TikTok and Rough Sex

Beirut has been ravaged by a massive explosion, likely caused by careless handling of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse at its port. As the city is still picking through the debris and thousands search for loved ones, countries such as Turkey, Iran, Qatar, France, and Israel are rushing to provide support. … Read Morehttps://www.nationalreview.com/corner/tiktok-and-rough-sex/ Continue reading TikTok and Rough Sex

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Authorizes Schools to Open for in-Person Learning

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is authorizing schools statewide to reopen for in-person learning this fall, he announced on Friday. Cuomo announced that the statewide infection rate remains at one percent, telling reporters that New York is “probably in the best situation in the country right now.” Because of that, he is giving schools … Continue reading NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Authorizes Schools to Open for in-Person Learning

Lebanon: Police Arrest Reporters, Tear-Gas Protesters at Beirut Blast Site

Dozens of residents of Beirut, Lebanon, took to the streets late Thursday to demand accountability from their government after an explosion destroyed much of the city’s port area, leaving at least 150 dead, 5,000 injured, and hundreds of thousands homeless. Security forces responded by tear-gassing desperate residents. Local journalists also reported being detained for simply … Continue reading Lebanon: Police Arrest Reporters, Tear-Gas Protesters at Beirut Blast Site

Pollak: Joe Biden Mocked Trump’s Faith for Months, Shocked When Trump Fires Back

Former Vice President Joe Biden professed shock and outrage on Thursday after President Donald Trump told supporters in Cleveland, Ohio, that Biden would “hurt the Bible” and “hurt God.” In a statement, Biden complained about “President Trump’s decision today to profane God and to smear my faith in a political attack.” But Biden has been … Continue reading Pollak: Joe Biden Mocked Trump’s Faith for Months, Shocked When Trump Fires Back

FNC’s Wallace: Trump, Biden Have Both Said ‘Troubling,’ ‘Insulting’ Things About Black Community

Friday, Fox News Channel host Chris Wallace weighed in on recent remarks made by both 2020 presidential candidates, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, about members of the black community. Wallace noted that both Trump and Biden “both have said things that are troubling” and have “something to answer for.” He pointed … Continue reading FNC’s Wallace: Trump, Biden Have Both Said ‘Troubling,’ ‘Insulting’ Things About Black Community

Coronavirus Masks Become Compulsory Part of Uniform at English School

A school in England has become the first in Britain to make wearing a mask a mandatory part of the uniform, despite the government advising against masking children. All staff and pupils at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School in Cheshire, England, were informed that they would be forced to wear masks while inside school buildings from September. … Continue reading Coronavirus Masks Become Compulsory Part of Uniform at English School

House Ethics Committee orders Tlaib to repay $10,800 to campaign after 2018 violation

Rep. Rashida Tlaib has been ordered to repay $10,800 to her campaign committee to account for the salary she had paid herself from her campaign coffers after she had been elected to Congress in 2018. The bipartisan House Ethics Committee found the Michigan Democrat’s violation “was one of bad timing and not ill intent.” The … Continue reading House Ethics Committee orders Tlaib to repay $10,800 to campaign after 2018 violation

What is Kanye up to? West vows he’s in it to win, as interview suggests effort to ding Biden

Kanye West‘s presidential bid is raising even more questions as the enigmatic rapper indicated twice in an interview this week that he realizes his presence on ballots could siphon votes away from Democrat Joe Biden — though moments later declared he’s running to “win.” KANYE WEST INDICATES HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT TO SIPHON VOTES FROM JOE … Continue reading What is Kanye up to? West vows he’s in it to win, as interview suggests effort to ding Biden

Clyburn: Trump Campaign Is Helping Kanye West to Get on State Ballots to Take Biden Votes

Friday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said there was no question President Donald Trump’s campaign was working on getting entertainer Kanye West on state ballots to peel away votes from Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden. Mitchell said, “I want to ask you about Kanye West. I never thought I … Continue reading Clyburn: Trump Campaign Is Helping Kanye West to Get on State Ballots to Take Biden Votes

Bottoms: Biden’s Diversity Comments About ‘Voting Patterns,’ Could Have Been Worded Better

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) stated that she believes 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden’s comments on the diversity of the African American and Hispanic communities were a statement “in terms of voting patterns,” and that while she thinks Biden could have expressed … Continue reading Bottoms: Biden’s Diversity Comments About ‘Voting Patterns,’ Could Have Been Worded Better

Clyburn: Biden’s Diversity Comments Were About Continents Where People Have Roots

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden’s comments on the diversity of the African American and Hispanic communities were about “the diversity of, not just the communities, but also of the continent” where people’s roots are. Clyburn said, … Continue reading Clyburn: Biden’s Diversity Comments Were About Continents Where People Have Roots

George Bush to Release Book of Portraits Profiling Immigrants

Former President George W. Bush painted and profiled 43 immigrants in his latest book, Out of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants, slated for release on March 2, 2021. The George W. Bush Presidential Center describes the book’s purpose as: On March 2, 2021, President George W. Bush will publish a new book entitled Out of … Continue reading George Bush to Release Book of Portraits Profiling Immigrants

Mike DeWine Tests Negative for Coronavirus, Suggesting False Positive Before Trump Visit

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) tested negative for the novel coronavirus after initially testing positive prior to his plans to greet President Trump at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, he announced Thursday evening. The governor provided an update after initially testing positive for the Wuhan coronavirus Thursday morning via a rapid test, revealing that … Continue reading Mike DeWine Tests Negative for Coronavirus, Suggesting False Positive Before Trump Visit

NYT: Armed Black Lives Matter, Antifa Activists Terrorized Seattle Small Business Owners

The New York Times published a lengthy report Friday on the degree to which armed Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists terrorized local businesses inside the “autonomous” zone in June. That month, the Times newsroom rebelled against an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggesting the U.S. military be deployed to restore order. The same opinion page featured … Continue reading NYT: Armed Black Lives Matter, Antifa Activists Terrorized Seattle Small Business Owners

Trump, Biden trade jabs on faith, Cardinal Dolan says religion should unite not divide us

After President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took shots at each other’s faith Thursday, Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal Dolan is calling for unity. While “an election is a good time to revive those fundamental values of belief, I would like to see religion play a role of bringing us together, not dividing us,” … Continue reading Trump, Biden trade jabs on faith, Cardinal Dolan says religion should unite not divide us

Watch: Attorney General William Barr Stops to Thank ‘Back the Blue’ Supporters

Attorney General William Barr stopped to thank a group rallying in support of the police in front of a police precinct in Virginia, according to a video captured by Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec. The video shows Barr walking around and thanking the supporters, who are holding signs that say, “Back the Blue” — a … Continue reading Watch: Attorney General William Barr Stops to Thank ‘Back the Blue’ Supporters

Nebraska and Colorado Mull New Abortion Restrictions

Earlier this week, proponents of a new pro-life bill in the Nebraska legislature overcame the filibuster to proceed to the next stage of debate. Legislative bill 814 would ban dilation and evacuation abortions, in which an unborn child is dismembered and removed from the womb in pieces. Almost all second-trimester abortions performed in the U.S. … Continue reading Nebraska and Colorado Mull New Abortion Restrictions

Sister of Slain Man Outraged by Killer’s Virus-Related Release from California Prison

The sister of Kevin “John” Ruska Jr. is expressing outrage that the women who killed him has been released from a California prison after serving only 19 years of an 84-years-to-life sentence as part of a widespread release of inmates, blamed on the coronavirus. “He was only 23 at the time so she was in jail … Continue reading Sister of Slain Man Outraged by Killer’s Virus-Related Release from California Prison

Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Projecting Himself’ When He Says Biden Is Against God — He Knows Nothing About Church

Friday on MSNBC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacted to President Donald Trump’s comments that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden was “against God.” Thursday on Biden, Trump said, “Because he is following the racial left agenda, take away your guns, destroy your second amendment, no religion, no anything. Hurt the Bible, hurt God. He’s against … Continue reading Pelosi: Trump Is ‘Projecting Himself’ When He Says Biden Is Against God — He Knows Nothing About Church