Florida state GOP rep on call to divest from Big Tech: We want to show ‘they have made a mistake’

Florida State Rep. Randy Fine tells A Republican state legislator from Florida told “Outnumbered Overtime” Friday that he is preparing legislation that would force the state government to divest any shares it holds in Big Tech giants like Twitter, Facebook, and Apple. Rep. Randy Fine told host Harris Faulkner his legislation stems from the ongoing restrictions preventing conservative … Continue reading Florida state GOP rep on call to divest from Big Tech: We want to show ‘they have made a mistake’

Capitol Police ‘looking at’ reports of members giving tours in days before riot: source

  Capitol Police and acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett are looking into reports that certain members of Congress may have hosted tours of the Capitol in the days leading up to the unprecedented breach of the building, a well-placed source familiar with the situation told Fox News. Some Democratic members are calling for … Continue reading Capitol Police ‘looking at’ reports of members giving tours in days before riot: source

FBI agent in Trump-Russia’s request for ‘validation’ of Steele reporting denied, left Crossfire Hurricane

An agent involved in the FBI’s original Trump-Russia case left the Crossfire Hurricane team amid a “professional disagreement” with Bill Priestap, after the former assistant director of counterintelligence denied his request for an “enhanced validation review” of Christopher Steele’s reporting.  The Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday released a slew of transcripts from its inquiry into the … Continue reading FBI agent in Trump-Russia’s request for ‘validation’ of Steele reporting denied, left Crossfire Hurricane

After Chinese Vaccine Fails, China Launches Smear Campaign Against Pfizer

A few days after attempting to dismiss disappointing test results from Brazil on China’s Sinovac vaccine candidate for the Chinese coronavirus, Chinese state media turned to attacking Sinovac’s American competitors Pfizer and Moderna, calling for a worldwide ban on Pfizer’s vaccine after 23 elderly Norwegians died, ostensibly from reactions to the Pfizer shots. China’s state-run … Continue reading After Chinese Vaccine Fails, China Launches Smear Campaign Against Pfizer

Joe Biden Inauguration Featuring Choral Group, The Resistance Revival Chorus, That Smeared Conservatives as ‘Fascists’

As president-elect Joe Biden calls for “unity” and “healing,” his inauguration festivities will feature an anti-Trump choral ensemble that recently smeared conservatives as “fascists.” The Resistance Revival Chorus, which consists of female and gender “non-binary” singers, is scheduled to perform Saturday during an official inauguration concert celebrating diversity. “America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating … Continue reading Joe Biden Inauguration Featuring Choral Group, The Resistance Revival Chorus, That Smeared Conservatives as ‘Fascists’

Joe Biden Criticizes States for Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution: Too Rigid and Confusing

President-elect Joe Biden criticized some states for too many restrictions on the delivery of the coronavirus vaccine in a speech on Friday. “The process of establishing priority groups is driven by science, but the problem is the implementation has been too rigid and confusing,” Biden said. Some states, like New York, have implemented strict rules … Continue reading Joe Biden Criticizes States for Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution: Too Rigid and Confusing

The Last Browns QB to Win an NFL Championship Is, Ironically, a Math Genius

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half of the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., January 10, 2021. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) Last weekend, the Cleveland Browns, in their first playoff game since 2002, won their first postseason game since … Continue reading The Last Browns QB to Win an NFL Championship Is, Ironically, a Math Genius

Thirty-Five Things That Caught My Eye Today: Miscarriage, Middle East & More

1. Here are Corey Johnson’s last words. “I am not the same man that I was,” he said, after apologizing to the families of his victims and listing their names. He then thanked prison staff, his attorneys, and his minister. pic.twitter.com/GjXapN6Fgb — elizabeth bruenig (@ebruenig) January 15, 2021 2. The New York Times: The Maddening … Continue reading Thirty-Five Things That Caught My Eye Today: Miscarriage, Middle East & More

Op-ed: Free speech is more than just a right, it is an American value

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 19: U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) questioned Ambassador Kurt Volker, former special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a former official at the National Security Council, as they testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill November 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin – Pool/Getty Images) OAN … Continue reading Op-ed: Free speech is more than just a right, it is an American value

Rep. Lauren Boebert says she’s received death threats over perceived suggestion she had helped rioters

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., said she has been receiving death threats after it was suggested, she believed, that she played a role in aiding insurrectionists who laid siege on Capitol Hill last week. Rep. Sean Maloney, D-N.Y., gave an interview to MSNBC this week confirming that a member of Congress – who supports carrying a … Continue reading Rep. Lauren Boebert says she’s received death threats over perceived suggestion she had helped rioters

Democrat Gwen Moore to Vote by Proxy After Voting in Person with Coronavirus

Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) announced Thursday she will vote by proxy after she, afflicted with the coronavirus, voted in person for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to become Speaker of the House. She later voted in person to impeach President Donald Trump. Moore wrote to Cheryl Johnson, the clerk of the House of Representatives, announcing she … Continue reading Democrat Gwen Moore to Vote by Proxy After Voting in Person with Coronavirus

Late-Term Abortion Advocate Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Presses to Abolish Death Penalty

Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who has advanced late-term abortion even up to birth, said in his state of the Commonwealth speech earlier this week that the death penalty needs to be abolished. “But when we all agree that a crime deserves the strongest punishment we can give, it’s still vital to make sure our … Continue reading Late-Term Abortion Advocate Democrat Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Presses to Abolish Death Penalty

Joe Biden Angry at Republicans: ‘For God’s Sake Wear a Mask’

President-elect Joe Biden scolded Republican members of Congress on Friday who did not wear masks during the riots on Capitol Hill last week, as the coronavirus pandemic continues. “What the hell’s the matter with them?” Biden asked. “It’s time to grow up.” The president-elect spoke about the incident during a speech on how he planned … Continue reading Joe Biden Angry at Republicans: ‘For God’s Sake Wear a Mask’

Bill Gates Is America’s Largest Private Owner of Farmland

Bill Gates now owns more farmland than anyone else in the United States, as the tech tycoon has quietly purchased 242,000 acres of farmland in several states across the country. Gates is now America’s largest private farmland owner, with hundreds of thousands of acres spanning across 19 U.S. states, according to the Land Report. The tech billionaire … Continue reading Bill Gates Is America’s Largest Private Owner of Farmland

These presidents didn’t attend inaugurations of their successors

President Trump has said he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, joining only a small group of former presidents who skipped their successors’ ceremonies after losing reelection. The first was John Adams, the nation’s second president, who was also the first to lose a reelection bid. He skipped town before the … Continue reading These presidents didn’t attend inaugurations of their successors

March for Life cancels annual in-person Washington rally, goes virtual

The annual March for Life — traditionally held in the nation’s capital — will take place virtually this year due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and heightened pressure on law enforcement. “The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each … Continue reading March for Life cancels annual in-person Washington rally, goes virtual

DOJ Official: No ‘Direct Evidence’ of Plot to Kidnap, Kill Lawmakers in Capitol Riot

Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, said Friday that there is no “direct evidence” to suggest rioters planned to capture or assassinate lawmakers during last week’s deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol. “We don’t have any direct evidence of kill capture teams,” Sherwin told reporters during a press briefing. Reuters notes: The comments by Acting U.S. … Continue reading DOJ Official: No ‘Direct Evidence’ of Plot to Kidnap, Kill Lawmakers in Capitol Riot

Teen Allegedly Kills Infant Daughter, Leaves Body in Fallen Tree

A Wisconsin sixteen-year-old has reportedly admitted to fatally shooting his newborn daughter and leaving her body inside a fallen tree. “Logan Kruckenburg-Anderson, of Albany, is charged as an adult with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. He’s being held on $1 million bail following a hearing this week in Green County Circuit Court in … Continue reading Teen Allegedly Kills Infant Daughter, Leaves Body in Fallen Tree

Rep. Ayanna Pressley: Not Wearing Masks Is ‘Chemical Warfare’

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) claims Republican lawmakers who would not wear masks during the U.S. Capitol riot were engaging in “criminal behavior” and “chemical warfare.” “These folks, I mean, they’re just — it’s criminal behavior, Don. I don’t know what else to call it,” said Pressley, a member of the “Squad,” in a recent interview … Continue reading Rep. Ayanna Pressley: Not Wearing Masks Is ‘Chemical Warfare’

Lisa Murkowski: House Acted ‘Appropriately Impeaching Donald Trump

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said in a statement Thursday that the Senate acted “appropriately” in impeaching President Donald Trump. Murkowski, who is up for reelection in 2022, released a statement after the House voted to impeach the 45th president. She said that the president “perpetrated false rhetoric that the election was stolen and rigged.” She … Continue reading Lisa Murkowski: House Acted ‘Appropriately Impeaching Donald Trump

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller Announces Troop Levels Down to 2,500 in Iraq and Afghanistan

President Donald Trump’s acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, announced Friday that United States troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan have now reached 2,500 in each country — the lowest levels since either war began nearly two decades ago. On Afghanistan, Miller said in a statement: Today, U.S. force levels in Afghanistan have reached 2,500. Directed … Continue reading Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller Announces Troop Levels Down to 2,500 in Iraq and Afghanistan

Joe Biden’s $15 Minimum Wage Could Kill More than 1.3 Million Jobs

President-elect Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour could put more than 1.3 million Americans out of work. On Thursday, Biden unveiled his $1.9 trillion dollar spending plan meant to tackle the economic consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The president-elect’s proposal, which seeks to allocate more money for … Continue reading Joe Biden’s $15 Minimum Wage Could Kill More than 1.3 Million Jobs

Poll: Donald Trump Ends Presidency with Lowest Approval Rating

President Donald Trump will leave office with the lowest approval rating of his presidency, according to a Pew Research poll. The poll conducted from January 8-12 shows Trump currently has a 29 percent approval rating. The Pew poll differs sharply from a Rasmussen poll released Friday showing the president still holds an approval rating of … Continue reading Poll: Donald Trump Ends Presidency with Lowest Approval Rating

Abbott: Texas hit COVID vaccine milestone after ‘key pivots’ on eligibility, mass vaccination centers

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott joined “The Daily Briefing” Friday to discuss how the Lone Star State  became the first in the country to administer one million doses of the coronavirus vaccine.  Abbott told host Dana Perino Texas had decided to allow all residents 65 and older to receive the first dose of the vaccine and opened up 28 mass vaccination centers that could administer upwards of … Continue reading Abbott: Texas hit COVID vaccine milestone after ‘key pivots’ on eligibility, mass vaccination centers

Rep. Ayanna Pressley: ‘no reset button’ after coronavirus pandemic, Capitol riot

Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley called Thursday night for an overhaul of American society as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic and the recent riot at the U.S. Capitol. “There will be no reset button,” Pressley wrote on Twitter. “No return to normal. The status quo was unjust in the first place.” Pressley is … Continue reading Rep. Ayanna Pressley: ‘no reset button’ after coronavirus pandemic, Capitol riot

Donald Trump Plans Farewell Ceremony Before Joe Biden’s Inauguration

President Donald Trump plans to leave Washington, D.C., after a farewell ceremony on the morning of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, according to reports. The president is expected to leave the White House either aboard Marine One or by motorcade for the last time Wednesday morning before Biden’s inauguration.Trump’s farewell ceremony will take place at … Continue reading Donald Trump Plans Farewell Ceremony Before Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Analysis: Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package offers bridge for hard-hit economy

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden walks into the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 10, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner January 15, 2021 By Ann Saphir (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s proposal to pour $1.9 trillion into a hobbled economy could lay the foundation for a surge in jobs and spending that many economists … Continue reading Analysis: Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package offers bridge for hard-hit economy