December 6, 2023

American Dream takes the holidays to a new level

A Christmas display at the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Courtesy of American Dream American Dream, the mall and entertainment complex in New Jersey, is roaring into action for the holidays with a ton of special offerings in shopping, food and entertainment. Based in Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, there’s way […]

Just outside New York City, holiday adventures await

Ready to trade honking taxis for jingling sleigh bells? You don’t have to go far to find hidden holiday extravaganzas — we’re talking magical train rides chugging towards the North Pole, villages twinkling brighter than Rudolph’s nose and more cheer than Santa’s workshop. So, grab your mittens, and head to some seriously cool family winter […]

New England winter storm could snarl Monday morning commute, knock out power as heavy, wet snow piles up

BANGOR, Maine – After a soggy end to the weekend across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, the same system will become a fairly impactful winter storm for northern New England through Monday. Where are snow and rain falling right now? A batch of rain showers is sweeping across parts of the Northeast from southwest to northeast. An isolated severe thunderstorm is possible over parts of Pennsylvania and southwestern […]

Army soldier back home after 9-month deployment surprises daughter, 8, on field trip: video

A US Army soldier surprised her young daughter at her school trip Friday after returning from an overseas deployment in an emotional reunion captured on video. Eight-year-old Harlem Scott received a better gift than anything that could fit under a Christmas tree when she ran into the arms of Army Spc. Ralea Scott inside the […]

Report: CNN and ABC to Potentially Host GOP Debates

Establishment media outlets CNN and ABC News are reportedly interested in hosting independent Republican primary presidential debates in the coming months. Some GOP candidates previously voiced support for additional debates, though it is unknown if they would participate in establishment network events. GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy slammed the Republican National Committee (RNC) for allowing NBC News the privilege

Report: ‘Nervous’ Democrats Sound Alarm on Biden’s 2024 ‘Lack of Urgency’

“Nervous” Democrats are reportedly raising the alarm about the “lack of urgency” surrounding President Joe Biden’s 2src24 campaign. The Biden campaign’s “lack of urgency” indicates the president might not be taking seriously his Democrat opponents or his likely Republican opponent, former President Donald Trump. Some signs that seem to point to a lack of urgency: Biden’s

Tiger Woods, PGA Tour Player Directors address LIV Golf ‘speculation’, pros’ say in memo

Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Charley Hoffman, Patrick Cantlay, Webb Simpson, Peter Malnati and Adam Scott are trying to quell any lingering PGA Tour concerns. The seven golfers — all current or future player directors on the PGA Tour Policy Board — distributed a two-page memo to the Tour’s membership addressing “speculation in our game,” including […]

Gen Z might quit vaping to show solidarity with the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo — here’s why

Generation Z might finally be ready to put down their vapes, but not for the reason you’d expect. The war on vapes has been going on for some time, with young people constantly being warned about the health risks, and yet they’ve been rising in popularity, not sinking. Disposable vapes have also become increasingly popular […]

Will Smith reflects on ‘tons of mistakes’ he’s made: ‘I’m deeply human’

Will Smith admitted that he has made “tons of mistakes” during his time in the spotlight.Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for The Red Sea International Film Festival Will Smith reflected on some of the “mistakes” he has made over the years such as his infamous Oscars slap and very publicized marriage woes. “I have made tons […]

Pro-Palestinian protesters throw smoke bomb, hit with pepper spray after being barred from entering the American Museum of Natural History for the second week

Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of New York City again Saturday, storming Times Square after they were rebuffed as they tried to enter the American Museum of Natural History for the second weekend in a row. The protest, which started at the Upper West Side museum at 2 p.m., included the expectation that demonstrators […]

Jim Jordan’s YouTube Files: Internal Emails Show Google Sought to ‘Work Closely with Biden Administration’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) took to X/Twitter on Friday to reveal that internal emails show the Government Affairs teams at Google and its YouTube subsidiary had acknowledged that they were “seeking to work closely with the Biden administration on multiple policy fronts.” “To appease the Biden White House, Big Tech gave into the federal government’s relentless pressure

Bob Iger Admits Disney “Made Too Many” Marvel Sequels – But Blames ‘The Marvels’ Poor Box Office Performance On A Lack Of “Supervision On The Set”

Disney CEO Bob Iger has some ideas about what led to the The Marvels‘ lackluster performance at the box office last month. While speaking at The New York Times’ DealBook Summit earlier this week, Iger explained that the movie was “shot during Covid,” which meant “there wasn’t as much supervision on the set, so to […]

Which cold remedies actually work — if any? Experts weigh in

Wander down the cold-medicine aisle in any drugstore and you’ll find an eye-watering variety of pills, capsules, nasal sprays and potions. Do any of them really work? That’s a legitimate question following the September announcement from the Food and Drug Administration that phenylephrine — an ingredient in dozens of cold and allergy meds — is […]

Biden asks Congress for $56 billion for child care, disaster aid and other domestic issues

President Joe Biden had faced particular criticism earlier this year for declining to prioritize child care funding as part of negotiations over a September stopgap budget proposal. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The Biden administration is calling on Congress to pass roughly $56 billion in funding for a range of critical domestic priorities, including efforts to

Van Hollen: I’ve Pushed Biden to Get ‘Commitments’ from Israel They’ll Fight Hamas How Biden Wants  

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN International’s “State of the Race,” Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said that he has been pushing the Biden administration to get “commitments” from the Israeli government that they’ll fight Hamas the way the Biden administration wants them to. Van Hollen stated, “[W]hat I’ve been doing is working closely with the

Report: Biden’s Handling of the Israel-Hamas War Could Endanger His Reelection in Swing States

Report: Biden’s Handling of the Israel-Hamas War Could Endanger His Reelection in Swing States Mark Makela/Getty Images President Joe Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war could be endangering Biden’s reelection in the “majority of 2024 swing states,” a report warned. Axios reported that swing states Michigan, Virginia, Georgia, Arizona, and Pennsylvania all have notable pockets

Nets’ Nic Claxton sits out with same ankle injury he suffered earlier in season

Nic Claxton was sidelined Sunday during the Nets’ win over Chicago with a sprain of the same left ankle that cost him eight straight games earlier this season.  The Nets’ starting center twisted it during Saturday’s victory over Miami.  With 1:09 left in the first quarter against the Heat, Claxton went down and was looked […]

Johnson is a social conservative’s social conservative

Mike Johnson has a strict insistence on his conservative evangelical values. | Francis Chung/POLITICO He’s served in leadership as vice chair of the Republican Conference, but with just four House terms under his belt, Rep. Mike Johnson remains little-known within Washington. One thing is clear, however. Johnson is a social conservative’s social conservative — the

Democrats rev up the opposition machine against Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson hadn’t officially been elected speaker before the Democratic opposition research machinery went full tilt. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Mike Johnson might have been an obscure, four-term congressmember before Wednesday, but if Democrats have their way, he will soon be well-known by every American — as an election denier, an anti-abortion extremist and a slasher

Mike Johnson on Hannity: 12 key lines from the new House speaker’s interview

House Speaker Mike Johnson, the previously little-known Louisiana Republican who claimed the chamber’s gavel this week after 22 days of chaos, gave a wide-ranging interview to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday night. Here are Johnson’s top 12 lines from that interview. 1. President Joe Biden “If you look at a tape of Joe Biden

Rep. Jared Golden reverses on assault weapons ban

Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine), a conservative Democrat, reversed his previously held opposition and said on Thursday that he now supports an assault weapons ban following a mass shooting in his state. “I have opposed efforts to ban deadly weapons of war like the assault rifle used to carry out this crime,” Golden said at a

Not an accidental speaker: How Mike Johnson positioned himself for the gavel

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) gestures during voting for the new House speaker, at the U.S. Capitol, on Oct. 25, 2src23. | Alex Brandon/AP Much of the media has regarded Mike Johnson’s two-day-old speakership as something of an accident of history. But the record shows Johnson’s ascent was no accident. It was the culmination of a

Santos pleads not guilty to new fraud charges

Santos barely spoke in court and left without speaking to reporters. He was welcomed by about two dozen protestors; he waved to them and blew them a kiss. | Stefan Jeremiah/AP NEW YORK — A solemn Rep. George Santos pleaded not guilty Friday on Long Island to various new federal fraud charges as his colleagues

‘Pure anger’: McHenry vents after acting speaker run

Rep. Patrick McHenry said he’s turning back to his work as chair of the House Financial Services Committee. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Rep. Patrick McHenry, fresh off a brutal three-week stint as caretaker speaker, revealed Thursday how exasperating the episode was and sounded less than confident about the House GOP’s ability to maintain its newfound unity:

Johnson’s speakership win fails to end House GOP infighting

Speaker Mike Johnson will now have to deal with the kind of nasty infighting that Kevin McCarthy couldn’t control. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Republicans hoped Mike Johnson’s ascension marked a detente from the personal vitriol of a three-week speaker fight. That ceasefire appears to be over already. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the architect of ousting Kevin

Will online gambling spread beyond these six states, or is it just a fad?

When it comes to online gambling and sports betting, each state has its own rules, regulations and legalities. Sports betting has been widely legalized across the United States, but online gambling still remains rather scarce from state to state.  Much of the hesitancy is fueled by a fear that offering online gambling as an option will pull […]

Noah Dobson critically stepping up amid Islanders’ injury crisis

Noah Dobson has already stepped up as much as the Islanders could reasonably expect him to this season. But the ask on the 23-year-old defenseman is not going to ease up with Adam Pelech and Sebastian Aho both out injured, Pelech for at least the next few weeks.  Dobson has played the last two games […]

What the Senate Dem campaign chief thinks about their tough 2024 races

DSCC Chair Gary Peters spoke to POLITICO about how he’s planning to maintain Democrats’ slim majority in the upper chamber next year. | Jemal Countess/Getty Images for JDRF Sen. Gary Peters, the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, pulled off a major upset by helping to reelect every Democratic incumbent in 2src22. But 2src24

Exclusive – Speaker Johnson Grants Clemency and Amnesty to the 25 Intransigents who Blocked Jordan on House Floor

Newly minted House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is granting clemency and amnesty to the 25 intransigent House Republicans who violated the formal will of the House GOP conference when they took to the House floor to block a Speakership bid from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) earlier this year. Johnson formally declined

GOP bill would make State tell the Hill when top diplomats lose clearances

“In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need this bill,” said Brian Mast, the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Accountability. | Mariam Zuhaib/AP House Republicans are moving to require the State Department to alert the Hill if senior officials lose their security clearance — a response to misleading statements by