Manhattan DA stops prosecuting prostitution, Rep. Malliotakis calls decision ‘offensive to women’

Prostitution has been illegal in New York City since the Dutch walked the streets of then-New Amsterdam in the 17th- century, but on Wednesday Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced he will no longer prosecute prostitution cases.  Vance, a Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday that “criminally prosecuting prostitution does not make us safer.”  MANHATTAN … Continue reading Manhattan DA stops prosecuting prostitution, Rep. Malliotakis calls decision ‘offensive to women’

Crump: ‘Very Troubling’ Other Officers Didn’t ‘Try to De-Escalate’ Bryant Situation – ‘Seems to Be’ Different from Wright, Floyd Cases

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” attorney Benjamin Crump said that it “seems to be” that the fatal police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, OH is different from the killings of Daunte Wright and George Floyd because Wright and Floyd didn’t have a weapon in their hands, but it’s “very troubling” that “there were other … Continue reading Crump: ‘Very Troubling’ Other Officers Didn’t ‘Try to De-Escalate’ Bryant Situation – ‘Seems to Be’ Different from Wright, Floyd Cases

Brazil’s extra COVID-19 spend skirting key fiscal rule is negative for credit profile – Moody’s

FILE PHOTO: 200 reais note are seen after Brazil’s Central Bank issues the new note in Brasilia, Brazil September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado April 22, 2021 By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian government’s decision to exclude extra pandemic-fighting expenditure this year from the spending cap framework is a negative development for the country’s … Continue reading Brazil’s extra COVID-19 spend skirting key fiscal rule is negative for credit profile – Moody’s

U.S. to double public climate finance to developing countries by 2024

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on tackling climate change prior to signing executive actions in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque April 22, 2021 By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday said it will boost public climate finance … Continue reading U.S. to double public climate finance to developing countries by 2024

Poll: 73% of Americans See an Oil and Gas Future, Majority Trust Private Sector over Feds to Solve Environmental Challenges

As President Joe Biden holds a two-day climate change summit with world leaders and vows to put the radical New Green Deal in place, the American people have another view about what should be done to meet environmental challenges. The American Petroleum Institute, a trade group that advocates for the oil and natural gas industry … Continue reading Poll: 73% of Americans See an Oil and Gas Future, Majority Trust Private Sector over Feds to Solve Environmental Challenges

Russia Stages Military Drill in Occupied Crimea

Russia is conducting military drills in annexed Crimea this week, Russia’s Black Sea naval fleet announced in a press release Thursday. “Seven large amphibious assault ships” from Russia’s Black Sea, Northern, and Baltic Fleets and “15 landing and artillery craft” from Russia’s Caspian Flotilla in Crimea will converge off the Crimean Peninsula this week to … Continue reading Russia Stages Military Drill in Occupied Crimea

ECB sees scope for economic rebound as vaccines are rolled out

FILE PHOTO: The European Central Bank (ECB) logo in Frankfurt, Germany, January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski April 22, 2021 By Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa FRANKFURT (Reuters) -The European Central Bank left policy unchanged as expected on Thursday, keeping copious stimulus flowing even as it predicted a firm rebound in the euro zone economy in … Continue reading ECB sees scope for economic rebound as vaccines are rolled out

Biden Pentagon nominee faces scrutiny over resurfaced tweet as nomination heads to final vote

An old tweet from President Biden’s nominee to be the number three at the Pentagon has resurfaced as the nomination process heads to the Senate floor. Colin Kahl’s nomination to be Biden’s undersecretary of policy at the Pentagon barely made it out of Armed Services Committee. The Senate split 50-50 Thursday on the procedural step … Continue reading Biden Pentagon nominee faces scrutiny over resurfaced tweet as nomination heads to final vote

U.S. Military: 32 of 40 Gitmo Detainees Receive 1st Coronavirus Vaccine Dose

The vast majority of the prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center have reportedly received the first dose of the vaccine against the Chinese coronavirus after the U.S. military began offering it early this week. Of the 40 detainees held at the U.S. military prison, 32 had received the first dose of the two-shot Moderna … Continue reading U.S. Military: 32 of 40 Gitmo Detainees Receive 1st Coronavirus Vaccine Dose

Spain’s hotel owners not ready to check out as investors circle

A view shows the facade of the closed hotel Don Carlos, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Marbella, southern Spain April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jon Nazca April 22, 2021 By Clara-Laeila Laudette and Belén Carreño MADRID (Reuters) – International real estate investors are flocking to Spain where they spy a chance to snap up hotel … Continue reading Spain’s hotel owners not ready to check out as investors circle

UBS rolls out bonus for young bankers facing pandemic pressures

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at a branch office in Zurich, Switzerland June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann April 22, 2021 By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi ZURICH (Reuters) – UBS has introduced a new promotion bonus for junior investment bankers as part of measures it hopes will keep young staff working through … Continue reading UBS rolls out bonus for young bankers facing pandemic pressures

Psaki has nothing to say on whether Biden will extend 100-day mask challenge

As 200 million Americans have received at least one coronavirus vaccine, press secretary Jen Psaki punted a question on whether the White House would extend its call for Americans to mask up beyond 100 days.  “Is President Biden going to extend his call for Americans to wear masks beyond 100 days?” a reporter asked Psaki during … Continue reading Psaki has nothing to say on whether Biden will extend 100-day mask challenge

AOC’s plan to save US Postal Service never got off the ground

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., proposed a “progressive pen-pal program” in August 2020 to save the U.S. Postal Service — but eight months later, there’s no sign of the program. “So one of the best ways to support the post office is to buy stamps,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an Instagram video in 2020. “What do you all think, … Continue reading AOC’s plan to save US Postal Service never got off the ground

MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross: Blaming Black People for Fleeing Police Reveals America’s ‘Practice of White Supremacy’

MSNBC host Tiffany Cross said Thursday on “Live” that those who claim black people like Daunte Wright fleeing during his encounter with police caused his own death were the manifestation of “the practice of white supremacy.” Cross went on to say so-called white supremacy was “still deeply woven in this country.” Civil rights attorney Brian Dunn … Continue reading MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross: Blaming Black People for Fleeing Police Reveals America’s ‘Practice of White Supremacy’

Analysis: U.S. financial regulators in hot seat as Biden ramps up climate agenda

FILE PHOTO: A sign advertising new homes stands in a neighborhood severely damaged by wildfire in Medford, Oregon, U.S. September 20, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder April 22, 2021 By Katanga Johnson and Chris Prentice WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As U.S. President Joe Biden escalates his climate change agenda, pressure is growing on the country’s regulators to catch … Continue reading Analysis: U.S. financial regulators in hot seat as Biden ramps up climate agenda

White House says Biden is finalizing details of American Family Plan

FILE PHOTO: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki delivers remarks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner April 22, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday that President Biden is continuing to meet with his policy team to finalize details … Continue reading White House says Biden is finalizing details of American Family Plan

Teenage Climate Activist Attacks ‘Colonialism’, ‘Capitalism’ at Joe Biden Summit

An activist invited to speak at President Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit criticized world leaders Thursday for perpetuating environmental damage to the planet. Secretary of State Tony Blinken welcomed 19-year-old Mexican-born climate activist Xiye Bastida to speak at Biden’s summit of over 40 world leaders. “The climate crisis is the result of those perpetuating and … Continue reading Teenage Climate Activist Attacks ‘Colonialism’, ‘Capitalism’ at Joe Biden Summit

Bret Baier: Democrats’ attempt to make Washington DC 51st state “not realistic” right now

Admitting Washington D.C. to the Union as the 51st state is “not realistic” unless Senate Democrats are able to make “the filibuster go by the wayside,” Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier told “The Story” Thursday.  “The argument for D.C. to be a state has been around for a long time. It was voted through in the House last … Continue reading Bret Baier: Democrats’ attempt to make Washington DC 51st state “not realistic” right now

UK factories expect strongest rebound since 1973 after COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Automotive components are seen at the Muller manufacturing facility in Redditch, Britain August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples April 22, 2021 By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) -British manufacturers’ hopes for an economic rebound rose to their strongest in 48 years this month as the country began to recover from the slump caused by the … Continue reading UK factories expect strongest rebound since 1973 after COVID-19

That’s Not Science!

Please, President Biden, don’t make me defend Earth Day: This Earth Day, I’m proud to say science is back. — President Biden (@POTUS) April 22, 2021 There’s a weird way a certain mid-wit brain conflates Nature with Science. You see it on online forums where people post pictures of a breathtaking cyclone and caption it: … Continue reading That’s Not Science!

Conservatives Need to Help Families — Join Us for a Debate on How This Tuesday

Angela Rachidi, Scott Winship, Ramesh Ponnuru, Robert Stein, Michael Brendan Dougherty, and Kathryn Jean Lopez discuss conservative family policy. Earlier this month, in the New York Times, Ross Douthat wrote this: To restrict abortion in a just and sustainable way, to reduce both the personal hardship of parenting and the incidence of illegal abortion, you … Continue reading Conservatives Need to Help Families — Join Us for a Debate on How This Tuesday

Rep. Biggs requests answers about migrants housed in Arizona hotels

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., is calling for answers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after reports that hundreds of migrants are being housed in hotels in states like Arizona. “I am appalled that illegal aliens are being housed in American hotels. Illegal aliens should be held in [ICE] detention facilities, not hotels,” Biggs said in … Continue reading Rep. Biggs requests answers about migrants housed in Arizona hotels

Pence hits Dems over border crisis, touts Trump’s success stemming illegal immigration

Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday hit President Biden and Democrats for the escalating crisis at the southern border, while touting the Trump administration’s reduction of illegal immigration — saying Biden inherited “the most secure southern border in American history.” ‘The catastrophe now unfolding at our border is a direct result of progressive policies and pronouncements … Continue reading Pence hits Dems over border crisis, touts Trump’s success stemming illegal immigration

‘Supergirl’ Star Nicole Maines Trashes Transgender Laws Aimed at Protecting Children: ‘Please Stop Hurting Us’

The CW’s Supergirl star Nicole Maines is slamming a new crop of state laws that bar minors from receiving transgender medical procedures, saying the laws will harm young people. “There is no reason to condemn kids to a life of being miserable because YOU don’t understand what they’re going through,” Maines told The Wrap in … Continue reading ‘Supergirl’ Star Nicole Maines Trashes Transgender Laws Aimed at Protecting Children: ‘Please Stop Hurting Us’

Dick Durbin Praises George W. Bush: ‘Bless You’ for Amnesty Op-Ed

The Senate Democrats’ leading advocate for amnesty and immigration, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), is endorsing the pro-amnesty push underway by former President George W. Bush. “Bless you, George W. Bush, for saying what you did,” said Durbin, who has a long history of supporting migration into the United States, regardless of the damage done to Americans’ … Continue reading Dick Durbin Praises George W. Bush: ‘Bless You’ for Amnesty Op-Ed

Republican states lambaste legal defects of Biden’s ‘radical’ climate plan

Republican state attorneys general are taking issue with legal defects in President Biden‘s plan to reduce U.S. carbon emissions in half from 2005 levels by 2030. Biden made the declaration Thursday as part of the country’s renewed commitment to the Paris Agreement as he met with world leaders during an Earth Day climate summit, and state leaders are … Continue reading Republican states lambaste legal defects of Biden’s ‘radical’ climate plan