September 29, 2020

FACT CHECK: Did Amy Coney Barrett Say People Who Are Gay ‘Have A Right To Be Discriminated Against’?

A viral Facebook post shared over 700 times claims Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said that “gays have a right to be discriminated against.” Verdict: False There is no record of Barrett making the statement attributed to her in the post. Fact Check: Barrett currently serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of…

FACT CHECK: Did Trump Mock Florida State By Tweeting Joe Biden Is ‘Leading Their Practices’?

An image shared on Facebook nearly 250 times allegedly shows President Donald Trump tweeting, “The Florida State Seminoles look like Sleepy Joe Biden has been leading their practices!” Verdict: False There is no record of Trump tweeting about the Florida State Seminoles’ loss on Saturday. The tweet appears to be fabricated. Fact Check: The viral…

Poll: Vast Majority of Voters Favor ‘Keep Nine’ Amendment to Prevent Court Packing

A vast majority of registered voters favor the “Keep Nine” amendment, establishing the number of Supreme Court justices at nine and thereby preventing the president and Congress from ever “packing” the highest court in the land. The “Keep Nine” amendment simply states that the Supreme Court of the United States “shall be composed of nine Justices.” A…

Chinese State Media: World Rejects ‘American Values’ Like Freedom and Democracy

China’s state-run Global Times cited a few polls and Western op-ed pieces on Sunday to argue the world has rejected “American values” like freedom and democracy. In the Chinese Communist paper’s view, the U.S. response to China’s coronavirus pandemic, unrest in the streets, and “division and confrontation between political parties” prove the U.S. system does…

Bill Richardson accused of raking in hundreds of thousands in bribes, kickbacks…

The scandal plagued former governor of New Mexico – who Virginia Roberts claimed she had underage sex with on Jeffrey Epstein’s orders – has been dragged into the mud once again.Career politician Bill Richardson has been accused of raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks while in office – money which…

STUDY: Narcissists More Likely To Be Politicians…

September 26, 2020PoliticsUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Many believe the more people who participate in the political process, the better it is for a democracy. A new international study finds the character of both the politicians and the voters involved can undermine that process. Researchers say narcissistic people tend to take a more active role in…

John Kennedy: Democrats Will Accuse Barrett Of ‘Drowning Little Newborn Puppies’ Before It’s Over

Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said Democrats will be accusing Judge Amy Coney Barrett of “drowning little newborn puppies” before the confirmation process is over. While Democrats appear likely to not have enough votes in the Senate to derail President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many…

Minneapolis Police Department Investigating Project Veritas Claims Of Voter Fraud

The Minneapolis Police Department announced Monday they are investigating a Project Veritas report that alleged Minneapolis Ward 6 was rife with voter fraud and ballot harvesting. “ALLEGATIONS OF VOTER FRAUD BEING EVALUATED. The MPD is aware of the allegations of vote harvesting. We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements.…

For Republicans, A Foreign Policy Time for Choosing

A new ambassadorial nomination will reveal the character of a party convulsed by Trump. WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 21: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks towards the Senate chamber with aides after the House passed a bill to temporarily fund the government through January 19 and averted a shutdown December 21, 2017…

Court Politics Will Get Uglier than Ever Before

When Democrats say that nothing is off the table, we ought to take them at their word.Back in March of last year, amid hints that congressional Democrats might seek to expand, or “pack,” the Supreme Court to enhance their judicial sway, I wrote a piece for this space suggesting that would be politically foolhardy. At the…

Poll: Plurality of Voters Want Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court

A plurality of voters want to see Federal Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the Supreme Court, according to a Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen released on Monday. The poll found that 37 percent of voters favor Barrett’s confirmation by the United…

Peter Navarro: Trump Up Against ‘Four Corners’ of America

Spencer Platt/Drew Angerer/Alex Wong/Stacy Revere/Getty Images President Trump is up against the “four corners” of America, including Hollywood’s elite, Wall Street executives, Silicon Valley tech giants, and the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) athletes siding with China against the United States, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro says. Navarro made the comments in an interview with…

Brad Parscale, former Trump campaign manager, hospitalised after self-harm threats

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale has been hospitalised after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials.Police were called to the home in Desota Drive in the Seven Isles community of Fort Lauderdale late on Sunday afternoon. The home is owned by Bradley and Candice Parscale.“When officers arrived on…

McMaster: Trump Clearing Protesters from Lafayette Square ‘Was Just Wrong’

Former Trump National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster criticized President Donald Trump Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” for clearing protesters from Lafayette Square to create a path for President Donald Trump and senior administration officials to walk from the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church. According to McMaster, the tactic was “just wrong.” Partial transcript…

Bush’s DHS Chief Urges Support for Joe Biden: Trump’s Actions are ‘Deplorable’

Former President George W. Bush’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Tom Ridge is urging voters in Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and Wisconsin to oppose President Donald Trump in the election. In an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Ridge denounced Trump’s actions as “deplorable” — the same term Hillary Clinton used in 2016 to smear Trump…

Alps surprised by early snowfall; New record…

BERLIN (AP) — Parts of Switzerland, Austria and Germany were surprised by unseasonably early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy precipitation.The Swiss meteorological agency said Saturday that the town of Montana, in the southern canton (state) of Valais, experienced 25 centimeters (almost 10 inches) of snowfall — a new record for…

Swiss vote on limiting jobs, residency for EU citizens…

GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland on Sunday strongly defeated a nationalist party’s proposal to limit the number of European Union citizens allowed to live and work in their country.Swiss public broadcaster SRF reported that the measure was rejected by 61.7% of voters, with 38.3% in favor. All but four of the country’s 26 cantons,…

Majority of health execs say telemedicine has improved patient care

A new survey of 500 executives in the healthcare industry found that the switch to telehealth necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic has been a largely positive one, and the majority said at least some of the changes would be permanent.   The survey, conducted by marketing agency Boston Digital and released Monday, found that 57%…

San Francisco State U. President Defends Speaking Invitation to Terrorist

San Francisco State University President Lynn Mahoney has defended students that invited airplane hijacker Leila Khaled to speak on campus. Mahoney said that students were “deeply” wounded by Zoom’s decision to shut down a livestream of the event. In a statement, Zoom said that it was forced to shut down the event after learning of…

NFL Legend Joe Montana Fights off Intruder Allegedly Trying to Kidnap Grandchild

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is said to have fought off a home invader who reportedly tried to grab one of his grandchildren on Saturday. A thus-far unidentified woman reportedly tried an unlocked door and walked into the home Montana and his wife were staying in at around 5 p.m. on Saturday, according…

Merkel: Coronavirus infections could hit 19,200 a day in Germany – Bild – Reuters India

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany September 16, 2020. Michael Sohn/Pool via REUTERSBERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel told the leadership of her party on Monday that coronavirus infections could hit 19,200 per day in Germany if the current trend continues but stressed that the…

Half million sharks ‘could be killed for vaccine’…

Half a million sharks could be killed for their natural oil to produce coronavirus vaccines, according to conservationists.One ingredient used in some COVID-19 vaccine candidates is squalene, a natural oil made in the liver of sharks. Squalene is currently used as an adjuvant in medicine – an ingredient that increases the effectiveness of a vaccine…

Confessions of a Tinseltown reject: Actor Rupert Everett’s new memoir…

Twenty years ago, Rupert Everett — now aged 61 — was a hot movie star, after landing leading roles opposite Madonna and Julia Roberts. But one day Hollywood simply stopped calling, he reveals in the first extract from his caustic new memoir — and his life changed dramatically….Several years ago, the success of my last Hollywood…

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have named baby after his late brother River, friend says

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara have had a baby and named him River, according to a friend.Director Viktor Kossakovsky revealed the news at Zurich Film Festival while promoting new film Gunda, which Phoenix served as executive producer on. Apologising for the actor not being able to be there, Mr Kossakovsky said: “He just got a…

What a piece of work is this man: Trump trolls liberals with Barrett history play | David Smith’s sketch

For liberal America, it was a ceremony of unseemly haste to rank with Hamlet having to watch his mother marry his father’s murderer. Enough to make anyone mad. On a grey Washington day, Donald Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden and introduced Amy Coney Barrett as his next supreme court justice. It followed…

Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett, Instant Conservative Icon

The third Supreme Court nomination of Donald J. Trump has the razzle-dazzle befitting a celebrity president. Judge Amy Coney Barrett (Notre Dame Law School) President Trump made the seemingly inevitable official on Saturday, nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.Speaking in the Rose Garden, Trump gave a nod to the woman he is replacing:…

Who Gets First Crack at a COVID Vaccine? Primary Care Still in Trouble

Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next.Think you’re at the head of the COVID-19 vaccine line because you work in healthcare? Don’t be so sure. Initial supplies won’t be sufficient to cover everyone in healthcare…

REPORT: Senate To Begin Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings On Oct. 12

The Senate will begin the process for confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court on October 12, the Associated Press reported Saturday. President Donald Trump announced Barrett as his nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, saying he expects a fair and speedy confirmation process in the coming…

Democrat Impeachment Witness: ‘Brilliant’ Judge Amy Coney Barrett ‘Deserves’ Seat On Supreme Court

Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman argued Saturday that Judge Amy Coney Barrett “deserves” a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Feldman, who recently served as one of the House Democrats’ expert witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings, wrote an op-ed for Bloomberg detailing Barrett’s qualifications just hours before the president made her nomination official.…

Space Station Leaking Air. NASA Trying to Find Out Why…

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