January 26, 2022

Report Shows More Officers Dying in the Line of Duty

Last year was a deadly year for police officers. A report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows 458 officers died in 2021, a 55 percent jump compared to 2020 and the most since 1930. COVID-19 was the leading cause of death, followed by gunfire, and traffic accidents. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial…

Dow Closes Lower After Disappointing Bank Results

The Dow closed lower on Friday with a big drag from financial stocks as investors were disappointed by fourth quarter results from big U.S. banks, which cast a shadow over the earnings season kick-off. The Nasdaq and the S&P regained lost ground in afternoon trading to close higher. Meanwhile the consumer discretionary stocks put pressure…

Heavy Snow in Midwest Slows Travel, Closes Scores of Schools

A worker clears snow in Minneapolis, on Dec. 31, 2021. (David Berding/Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS—Heavy snow spread Friday across a large swath of the Midwest, where travel conditions deteriorated and scores of schools closed or moved to online instruction. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for parts of Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa and…

Independent Aussie Grocers Keep Shelves Stocked

While Australia’s major supermarket chains may have experienced stock shortages due to COVID-19 delays, Sydney and Melbourne produce markets are reporting plentiful supply with distribution largely unaffected. The spread of the virus and isolation of many workers has seen shelves empty at big supermarkets along the east coast in recent weeks. National cabinet this week…

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To End US Reliance On Chinese Minerals

A Republican and Democratic senator introduced legislation Friday that aims to end U.S. reliance on rare-earth metals sourced from and produced in China.The Restoring Essential Energy and Security Holdings Onshore for Rare Earths (REEShore) Act would prevent supply disruptions and bolster domestic production of the minerals, according to Sens. Tom Cotton and Mark Kelly, the…

Biden to sign bipartisan bills in support of police, federal law enforcement

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! EXCLUSIVE: President Biden is expected to sign three pieces of bipartisan legislation into law on Thursday in support of police officers, the law enforcement community, and federal officials, Fox News has learned. The president, on Thursday morning, will sign into law S. 1511, the “Protecting America’s First […]

LA County Issues COVID Vaccine Notices to Employees

Los Angeles County revealed Nov. 12 they have started issuing non-compliance notices to employees who have not registered their COVID-19 vaccination status with the county. Employees must register their vaccine status with the county and begin COVID-19 testing within five days of receiving the notice or face discipline, according to the county. “The vaccination policy…

Philips Ventilator Recall Troubles Deepen as FDA Finds New Issues

Signage is seen outside of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Md., on Aug. 29, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked Philips to conduct more tests on the foam used in its recalled ventilators, after the agency found several new issues at the Dutch company’s…

On Taiwan: Can America Get Its Act Together?

Commentary I think it is more than fair to say that the United States does not have a Taiwan policy.  Believing in strategic ambiguity, which is what many in the administration and lots of so-called smart scholars think is a policy, definitely does not measure up as one. In fact, if your strategic concept is ambiguous then…

Sister: Hawaii Girl Was Inside Dog Cage and Not Breathing

HONOLULU—A biological sister of a 6-year-old Hawaii girl reported missing by their adoptive parents told police the parents forced her to keep it a secret that Isabella Kalua was not breathing inside a dog cage in the bathroom, with duct tape on her mouth and nose. The new details were revealed in documents filed in…

Republicans Test Uneasy Bipartisan Alliance In Push To Rein In Big Tech

As bipartisan legislation reining in major tech companies moves closer to becoming law, Republicans are pushing the boundaries of their alliance with Democrats. “The Democrats want to restrict speech more. And the Republicans want to allow more speech. And there’s really an issue on how to bridge that gap,” Rep. Ken Buck said in an…

Haunted House: Nancy Pelosi Spooked as She Punts Again on Vote to Pass So-Called Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) punted on Thursday on a planned vote for the $1.2 trillion so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill. Pelosi slated to have the House vote on the so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill, or the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Thursday. The bill passed through the Senate in August with the help of 19…

Pramila Jayapal: 50 House Democrats Will Oppose $1.2 Trillion ‘Bipartisan’ Infrastructure Bill

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said Friday that 50 House Democrats will oppose the $1.2 trillion “bipartisan” infrastructure bill, which is scheduled for a vote Monday. “Pramila Jayapal told me at least 50 of her progressive members still plan to vote to sink the infrastructure bill if it goes forward Monday,” a CNN reporter tweeted. “She…

Bipartisan Majority of Senators Call on Biden to ‘Immediately Evacuate’ Afghans who Helped U.S.

A bipartisan majority of senators sent a letter to President Joe Biden calling on him to “immediately evacuate” Afghan allies who helped the United States while the military was in the country. Led by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the group asked Biden to pull out the Afghan allies using the “recently-passed legislation…

FACT CHECK: Does The Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Establish A Nationwide Mileage-Based User Fee?

A post shared on Facebook over 2,300 times claims the bipartisan infrastructure bill establishes a nationwide mileage-based user fee. Verdict: Misleading The infrastructure bill includes language that would create a voluntary pilot program to examine the feasibility of a national mileage-based user fee. It would not establish a new federal vehicle mileage tax. Fact Check:…

So-Called Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Stalls as Sen. Bill Hagerty Leads Opposition

The so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill has stalled Saturday as Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) leads the Republican opposition. “I wasn’t elected by the people of Tennessee to be the most popular person in the Senate. I was elected to stand up for their interests,” Hagerty told the Washington Times’ Haris Alic. “I can’t in good conscience…

Poll: Bipartisan Majority of New Yorkers Want Cuomo to Resign, Face Charges

A bipartisan majority of New York voters said they want Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to resign and be charged with a crime in response to the independent investigators’ report that came out earlier in the week, according to a poll. Seven out of ten respondents said Cuomo should resign as governor, according to a Quinnipiac University…

Collins: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Has Support of At Least 10 Republican Senators

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the bipartisan infrastructure bill will be done this week, and at least 10 Republican senators are on board to vote for the legislation. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “So you’ve been working all weekend. What’s the holdup been? When will senators be able…

Bipartisan ‘Infrastructure’ Bill Allows Feds to Bypass ‘Buy American’ Rules, Outsource U.S. Manufacturing

An infrastructure package, crafted by a group of Senate Democrats and Republicans and first obtained by Breitbart News, would allow federal bureaucrats to bypass “Buy American” requirements for projects funded by the legislation. The bill requires, no later than 180 days after its enactment, the heads of federal agencies to ensure that “none of the funds…

Bipartisan Senators Call On POTUS To Pursue Investigation Into COVID Pandemic Origins

Several bipartisan senators called on President Joe Biden Wednesday to pursue an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Republican Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, and Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez sent a letter to the president asking him to take three steps to uncover the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

AOC, Cori Bush Launch Racial Attack on Bipartisan Deal: ‘#NegotiationsSoWhite’

Several Democrats in the left-wing “Squad” in the U.S. House of Representatives attacked the Senate’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal on Wednesday evening by drawing attention to the racial makeup of the negotiators, who are white. House Democrats, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), have said that they will not support the bipartisan Senate…

Nancy Pelosi Refuses Vote on Bipartisan ‘Infrastructure’ Deal, Holds It Hostage for $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Thursday she will refuse to take up the Senate’s bipartisan so-called infrastructure deal until the Democrats’ partisan companion $3.5 trillion reconciliation package is passed by the Senate. “While we are eager for it to pass, we will not be taking it up until the Senate passes the reconciliation bill,”…

Dem Rep. Porter: Pelosi Won’t Allow Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Reconciliation Bill

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) discussed a meeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had with her caucus earlier in the day and stated that Pelosi will hold the bipartisan infrastructure bill and not bring it up for a vote until the budget reconciliation vote is ready to be…

Republican Senators Threaten To Sink Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan After Biden’s Ultimatum

Republican senators are threatening to sink a recently negotiated bipartisan infrastructure compromise after President Joe Biden said that its adoption was conditioned on the passage of a complementary bill containing top Democratic priorities. Multiple senators who took part in bipartisan negotiations during the bill’s creation have already said that they may now withhold their support,…

Bipartisan Senate Report on January 6 Finds Failures of Security, Planning, Response

Two Senate committees on Tuesday released their bipartisan report examining the January 6 Capitol riot that found a number of security, planning, and response failures by federal law enforcement and government agencies that prevented a sufficient response. The report, issued by the Senate Homeland Security and Rules Committees, looked at the security, planning, and response failures of…

Dem Rep. Crow: Still a Chance for GOP to Show a Fraction of ‘Courage’ with Bipartisan 1/6 Commission

Representative Jason Crow (D-CO) said Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that Republican lawmakers can “show a very small fraction of the courage that is shown every day by our troops to do the right thing for our country” by creating a bipartisan January 6 commission. When asked about the failed 1/6 commission Senate vote, Crow said,…

Report: VP Harris Resisting Bipartisan Push to Visit Southern Border Amid Crisis

Some Democrats have reportedly joined Republicans in urging Vice President Kamala Harris to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to see the migrant surge fueling the crisis in the region firsthand. However, the VP remains reluctant to visit the border, with a White House official telling the Los Angeles Times on condition of anonymity that going…

The Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Is Ready To Take Charge, Meet Biden’s Call For Unity

While some on both sides of the aisle have scoffed at President Joe Biden’s repeated calls for unity, the coronavirus pandemic, economic recession and millions of Americans struggling as a result make it more critical than ever before. New York Republican Rep. Tom Reed and New Jersey Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer co-chair the Problem Solvers…

Five Easy, Bipartisan, Fiscally Sane Reforms Biden Should Embrace

From increasing transparency to taking a close look at the F-35, the new president has plenty of popular options available to him.Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and US Vice President Joseph R. Biden(R) participate in a mock swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP…

Sanders: ‘We’ve Got to Go a Lot Further Than’ Bipartisan COVID Relief Proposal

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that the bipartisan coronavirus relief proposal is “a start.” “But we’ve got to go a lot further than what that proposal now entails.” Sanders stated that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) proposal “is literally laughable. He doesn’t have a nickel for unemployment supplements.…

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