January 22, 2022

GOP Leaders on Biden’s First Year: ‘Worst Human Rights Record’ of Any Modern U.S. President

Several Republican congressmembers joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) at a press conference Thursday to mark President Joe Biden’s first year in office, issuing scathing remarks on a slate of crises they said were a “direct result” of his presidency. The opening speaker, House GOP Conference chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), summarized that with…

Senate Republicans Block Democrat ‘Voting Rights’ Bills, Setting Up Filibuster Showdown

Senate Republicans blocked consideration of two “voting rights” bills on Wednesday night, setting the stage for Democrats to try remove the legislative filibuster. The Senate voted 49-51 not to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746. H.R. 5746, an unrelated NASA bill and the…

Manchin: We Already Have Laws to Ensure People Have Voting Rights, Voter Obstruction Is ‘Not Going to Happen’

While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that there are already laws and rules in place to ensure people “have the right to vote. We have that.” And even though people “act like we’re going to obstruct people from voting. That’s not going to happen.” Manchin was asked, “There are a…

Clyburn: People Stopping Build Back Better, Voting Rights Legislation ‘Supporting Autocracy Over Democracy’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Craig Melvin Reports,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) slammed his congressional colleagues who helped stall President Joe Biden’s so-called “Build Back Better” agenda and voting rights legislation. Clyburn, who admitted he had run out of patience, argued that the people who stopped the two Democrat bills “are supporting autocracy over democracy.” “[T]he same…

Biden’s ‘voting rights’ speech stinks up Atlanta

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Vulgar. Disgusting. Repugnant. These are three of the more charitable adjectives that describe President Joe Biden’s execrable speech on Tuesday.  MEDIA SCOLDS BIDEN OVER ‘RACE-BAITING’ VOTING LAWS REMARK DURING ‘HYPOCRITICAL, DEMAGOGIC’ GEORGIA SPEECH He flew to Atlanta to promote so-called “voting rights” legislation. H.R. 5746, the 719-page […]

Canadian Judge Removes Father’s Visitation Rights Over Vaccination Status

A judge in the Canadian province of Quebec has suspended a father’s right to see his 12-year-old child because the father has not been fully vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus. Superior Court Judge Jean-Sébastien Vaillancourt temporarily denied the father’s access rights to his child in a judgement dated on December 23rd and reported this week,…

Women’s Rights Debate Triggers Parliament Brawl in Jordan

A fistfight broke out in the Jordanian parliament on Tuesday during a debate over amending the national constitution to strengthen equal rights for women. Specifically, reformers supported by King Abdullah II want to add female nouns to a clause that would clearly state both men and women have the same nationality and citizenship rights. Several…

Megacap Tech Stocks Lift Futures; Omicron Risks Linger

U.S. stock index futures inched higher on Monday, boosted by megacap companies, while hundreds of Omicron-driven flight cancelations kept investors on edge at the start of this year’s final trading week. Travel-related stocks, typically sensitive to news around the coronavirus, slid after U.S. airlines called off many flights for a third day on Sunday as…

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Director Jean-Marc Vallée Dead at 58

Jean-Marc Vallée attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 22, 2019. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES—Director and producer Jean-Marc Vallée, who won an Emmy for directing the hit HBO series “Big Little Lies” and whose 2013 drama “Dallas Buyers Club” earned multiple Oscar nominations, has died. He was…

Bodies of Migrants Drowned in English Channel Returned to Iraq

At least 16 bodies of Iraqi Kurdish migrants who died trying to cross the English Channel last month have arrived in northern Iraq on Sunday. The Nov. 24 disaster, during which 27 people died, has been described as the worst on record involving illegal immigrants trying to cross the perilous passage to Britain from France. The…

Retail Sales Jump During This Year’s Holiday Season: MasterCard

Holiday retail sales registered an 8.5 percent increase over the past year, according to a Mastercard report published on Dec. 26, as the economy continues to struggle with the highest inflation rates in almost 40 years combined with product shortages. Mastercard SpendingPulse measures sales numbers from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24 and includes in-store and…

FACT CHECK: Did Justin Trudeau Say He Was ‘Limiting Your Human Rights’?

A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stating that he was going to limit human rights. Verdict: Misleading The video clip leaves out key context. Trudeau was actually talking about a clause in the Canadian Constitution that he does not agree with. Fact Check: In the video, Trudeau says: “Regardless…

Melania Trump’s Actions After Landing In Florida Is Turning Heads

A lot of people have speculated about the marriage of Donald and Melania Trump over the last four years, with some suggesting …

Roger Stone invokes his Fifth Amendment rights | REPORT

Center for Vaccine Development’s Dr. Hotez: Not Biden’s Fault that 200,000 ‘Defiant’ Unvaccinated Died –Right’s ‘Monster’

Center for Vaccine Development director Dr. Peter Hotez said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that he believes it is not President Joe Biden’s “fault” that 2srcsrc,srcsrcsrc unvaccinated America have died of coronavirus during his first year in office but instead it is the far-right’s “monster.” Hotez said, “First of all, let’s face it — it is…

Elie Mystal: Conservatives Think a Fetus ‘Should Have the Same Legal Rights as Full-Grown Black People’

MSNBC regular and The Nation’s justice correspondent Elie Mystal said Wednesday on “The ReidOut” that conservatives believe a fetus “should have the same legal rights as full-grown black people” while reacting to the Supreme Court oral arguments on Mississippi’s law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Mystal said, “Conservatives want you to think…

Biden Administration Quietly Unfreezes Funds For Groups Tied To Human Rights Abuses In Central Africa

The Biden administration quietly reversed a Trump-era decision halting conservation grants being used to indirectly fund human rights atrocities in Central Africa. “It was my conclusion that the federal agencies simply did not have the means and the practical ability to ensure that the money that they gave wouldn’t go to parties who would commit…

Live Q&A: Trump Unveils Social Network and Media Group; Evergrande Collapse Accelerates

Live Q&A: Trump Unveils Social Network and Media Group; Evergrande Collapse Accelerates Former President Donald Trump has announced a new social media app, alongside a new video entertainment company and media company. And in other news, the looming housing market crisis in China is accelerating. In this live Q&A with Crossroads host Joshua Philipp, we’ll…

Gas Explosion in China Shatters City Block

A big explosion in a northern Chinese city left buildings destroyed. People covered in blood were seen carried away in ambulances. ​​ China turns to the United States for help amid a power crisis. Beijing is set to double its import of natural gas from America through deals with an American energy company. China’s coal…

When Giving the Gift of Life Costs You Your Life

Commentary Due to the advocacy and educational work I do around the medical, ethical, and legal risks involved in surrogate pregnancies, I was recently alerted that another U.S. gestational surrogate died. Lydia Cox died July 18, 2021, at the age of 33.  She was married and the mother of four children.  Per her husband Trey’s…

Qantas Brings Forward International Flights as Sydney Set to Reopen

Australia’s major airline Qantas will bring forward a series of international flights from Sydney to Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Johannesburg, and Fiji. Qantas said on Friday that the changes would enable the airline to bring 11,000 of its employees previously stood down back to work in December—including about 5,000 employees linked to domestic flying and 6,000…

Biden: Open to Eliminating Filibuster on Voting Rights –

During a town hall on CNN on Thursday, President Joe Biden said that he was open to reforming or abolishing the Senate filibuster. Biden said, “Here is the deal, if, in fact, I get myself into at this moment the debate on the filibuster, I lose at least three votes right now to get what…

Biden Says He’s Open To Ending Filibuster For Voting Rights ‘And Maybe More’

October 21, 2021 11:05 PM ET President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s open to getting rid of the filibuster on the issue of voting rights “and maybe more.”The president, speaking at a CNN town hall, was asked about the filibuster by moderator Anderson Cooper. Biden began by suggesting he wouldn’t discuss the issue because getting…

Vowing to Protect Rights, NY County Goes ‘Constitutional’

  Opening preamble of the U.S. Constitution with a close-up front view. (Tribune Content Agency) Lawmakers in a conservative western New York county voted unanimously late last month to become a “constitutional sanctuary” where the rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights will be protected. Under the legislation, Cattaraugus County declared itself to […]

GOP Congress Members Demand Answers From DOJ about Parents’ Free Speech Rights

House Judiciary Committee Republicans sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding an ethics review and public report regarding the AG’s memo, which directs the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Attorneys to use law enforcement to investigate parents who “intimidate” school board members. “This letter is to express our serious concerns about […]

Biden’s Threats to Parents and Rights – Concerned Parents Domestic Terrorists?

Are concerned parents DOMESTIC TERRORISTS? That’s what Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a memo threatening to use the power of the DOJ and FBI to “investigate” parents who speak out at school board meetings with concerns about what their children are being taught. What should parents do in the face of this intimidation? What […]

Klobuchar: ‘Abolish the Filibuster’ to Address TX Abortion Law, Voting Rights, Climate Change

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called for the filibuster to be abolished to pass abortion rights into law. Klobuchar said, “I’m glad Speaker Pelosi is showing that leadership to get this through the house immediately. Basically, codify or to put Roe v. Wade into law. In the U.S. Senate, first…

Biden’s Education Department to Target Governors for ‘Civil Rights’ Violations for Banning School Mask Mandates

Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona will continue targeting governors who have fought back against school mask mandates, warning Wednesday he plans to conduct “civil rights investigations” and take possible legal action against states with bans or limitations on the mandates. Cardona said he finds it “astonishing” that some states — such as Florida and…

DeSantis: Biden’s ‘Letting Afghanistan Burn,’ ‘Obsessed’ with Taking Away Parental Rights and Forcing Kindergartners to Wear Masks

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said President Joe Biden is “obsessed with having the government force kindergartners to wear masks all day in school” and “obsessed with taking away parents’ rights” while he’s allowing Afghanistan to fall apart. DeSantis said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:45] “[H]e…

Blinken: Biden Open to Working with Taliban if It ‘Upholds the Basic Rights of Its People’

American Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a CNN interview on Sunday that the administration of President Joe Biden “can work with and recognize” a Taliban government in Afghanistan that respects women and “doesn’t harbor terrorists.” The Taliban, the jihadist organization that ruled Afghanistan prior to the U.S. invasion of that country in 2001,…

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