February 22, 2024

GOP Rep. Donalds blames DeSantis campaign for dustup over controversial Florida education standards

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), an ally of former President Donald Trump who has endorsed him over Gov. Ron DeSantis, praised the standards as “good, robust & accurate” in a tweet Wednesday. | Francis Chung/POLITICO Rep. Byron Donalds pushed back against Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday for conflating the lawmaker’s criticism of Florida’s controversial new education standards

‘Across the Spider-Verse’ Birthed a Controversial Trans Icon

Read more of our Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse coverage HERE.Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse isn’t just smashing box office expectations and winning over critics—it’s also generated a ton of conversation. Many viewers remain mesmerized by the animation, which is legitimately groundbreaking, meshing countless styles with a unique and thrilling rhythm. Others are discussing which of the

Atlanta City Council Votes to Fund Controversial ‘Cop City’ Project

Atlanta City Council members voted early Tuesday morning to fund a controversial police training facility, breaking with hundreds of community members who spoke against the facility throughout the overnight council meeting.Council members voted 11-4 to fund the project, following more than 14 hours of comments from hundreds of speakers. The funding vote represented one of

Controversial judicial pick asks Biden to withdraw after failing to win Dem support

Several Democrats on the Judiciary Committee were resisting supporting Michael Delaney, shown in 2src13, when he served as an attorney general. | Jim Cole/AP Photo Appellate court nominee Michael Delaney asked President Joe Biden to withdraw his nomination Thursday, a rare failure of a judicial nominee with Democrats controlling the Senate and White House. Several

Feinstein’s return fails to unstick controversial judicial nominee

Dianne Feinstein showed up late to a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday, missing the panel’s first votes on judges since her heavily scrutinized return and causing a bit of a jumble as senators shuffled the agenda to accommodate her. And despite Democrats’ growing irritation during the 89-year-old senator’s absence over the need to delay certain

House GOP warns FBI to stay out of controversial surveillance talks

“We’re pulling together all of our partners that are necessary to find a clear path for reauthorization that also satisfies the real need for reform,” House Intelligence Chair Mike Turner said. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo The FBI is getting warned to stay away from Congress’ fight over renewing a controversial surveillance program — even by

EcoHealth Alliance: Controversial group back in the spotlight for alleged ‘double billing’ of Wuhan lab work

EcoHealth Alliance, a New York City-based nonprofit that works internationally to prevent emerging diseases, has been scrutinized by Republican politicians for its relationship with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, and research money in the years leading up to the COVID-19 outbreak. EcoHealth is now back in the spotlight following a CBS News report […]

Gov. Whitmer To Receive ‘COVID Courage’ Award Despite Controversial Pandemic Response

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer will receive an award for “COVID courage,” the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced. Whitmer will receive the award for her response to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization announced on Tuesday. “Last summer, thousands of people across the country submitted COVID Courage nominations, sharing stories about members of their communities…

Cuomo Defends Controversial Nursing Home Directive, Blames Staffers, Visitors for Virus Spread

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday addressed the mounting criticisms over his administration’s handling of the Chinese coronavirus — particularly the fallout from his state’s controversial March 25 directive and the recent revelation that his administration hid the true fatality figures out of fear of a federal investigation — telling reporters that the illness “did…

Comey: I Made a Controversial Email Investigation Decision to Protect Hillary’s Legitimacy as President.

Matt touched on this earlier, but this disclosure from fired FBI Director James Comey really highlights the extent to which key decisions he made over the course of the Clinton email investigation were made through a politicized, non-law-enforcement-centric, prism.  Ironically, by making this admission, which he blithely skates past, Comey effectively confirms a core complaint […]

Here’s what the controversial House Intel surveillance memo says.

The controversial memo purportedly detailing federal surveillance abuses was declassified and released Friday following approval from President Trump. Compiled by the House Intelligence Committee leadership, the memo states that surveillance warrants used on an American citizen was largely requested due to controversial dossier produced by Fusion GPS, a firm that was at one point hired […]

REPORT: FBI UNCOVERED RUSSIAN BRIBERY PLOT BEFORE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION APPROVED CONTROVERSIAL NUCLEAR DEAL WITH MOSCOW

Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government […]

Bravo: Trump Makes Three Correct, Controversial Decisions on Obamacare, Iran and the UN.

The Trump administration is facing searing criticism over a trio of significant decisions this week, all of which are eminently defensible, if not entirely correct.  (1) On Obamacare’s cost sharing subsidies, an issue we touched on  a number of weeks ago, the president has decided to cease making payments of dollars that were never appropriated […]

An NSC Staffer Is Forced Out Over a Controversial Memo

A top official of the National Security Council was fired last month after arguing in a memo that President Trump is under sustained attack from subversive forces both within and outside the government who are deploying Maoist tactics to defeat President Trump’s nationalist agenda. His dismissal marks the latest victory by National Security Adviser H.R. […]

Barack Obama’s Controversial Compromises with the Castro Brothers

In the last few months, President Obama followed through with three concessions with the Communist dictatorship of Fidel and Raul Castro. Despite this, the Castro brothers have not altered their oppressive treatment of the Cuban people or reformed their dictatorial conduct. After the Obama administration restored diplomatic relations with the communist regime, removed Cuba from […]

After Recent Controversial Decisions, a Growing Number of Americans Say ‘Ignore the Supreme Court’

The Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states was a watershed moment in United States history. Whether or not that moment was positive or negative depends on your social and religious beliefs. As IJReview previously reported, the ruling has caused County clerks to resign in multiple states, and a debate is raging […]

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