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    SONOMA COUNTY (KPIX 5) – In the works for more than two decades, the Marin-Sonoma Narrows project to widen Highway 101 through the North Bay finally has light at the end of the tunnel. Not since the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge has a road construction project in the Bay Area lasted as long as this one. The project been in the works for more than 20 years: 16 miles composing of 13 separate sections. Each complicated, each separately funded. “We had to start one, finish it, start another one, and move along. Sort of like climbing a rope that’s slowly burning at the bottom,” said Caltrans spokesperson Jeff Weiss. “Eventually you get to the top, but if you didn’t start climbing you would never have reached the top. And we’re almost there,” Weiss went on to say. Construction on the Marin-Sonoma Narrows project to...
    The Biden administration said Wednesday it would restart permitting for the first major U.S. offshore wind farm, reversing a Trump administration decision that canceled the process late last year. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said in a statement it would resume an environmental review of the Vineyard Wind project as part of the administrations broad plan to speed renewable energy development on federal lands and waters. "BOEM is committed to conducting a robust and timely review of the proposed project," Director Amanda Lefton said in the statement. In December, Vineyard Wind requested a pause in the federal permitting process while it determined whether changes to its design were necessary because of a switch in turbine manufacturers, prompting BOEM to terminate its entire review. Former President Donald Trump had promised to support the nascent U.S. industry as part of his energy dominance agenda, but the permitting of Vineyard...
    PLEASANTON; Calif. (KGO) -- An East Bay family is making the community's spirits a little brighter amid the coronavirus pandemic and is anonymously planting happiness on peoples' doorsteps.During the pandemic, many people have been unable to gather at funerals, but the Gray family of Pleasanton decided to turn their grief into joy by paying it forward by creating the Planting Love Project."The Planting Love Project is a really easy way to do something kind in the community," said Christina Gray, creator of the Planting Love Project. "We creating the Planting Love Project when my Uncle Romano Zan passed away two months ago. He died suddenly of a brain aneurysm and his lost was greatly felt by our family and the Redwood City community. Normally, you would go out and look for support when your grieving with family and friends. The pandemic has put us all in some sense of grief...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. One week after the Maryland Department of Transportation unveiled its plan to add four high-occupancy toll lanes to portions of two Montgomery County highways, top planning officials in the Washington, D.C. region slammed the project in unusually blunt terms. The leaders of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) said the state’s plan to widen parts of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 failed to divert enough cars off the road through increased transit. And they said the project would harm waterways and parkland in the path of the two roads. The planning agency’s sharply-worded statement, released on Wednesday, signaled the project will likely become the subject of litigation, a local expert said. “We are extremely disappointed in the state’s ‘preferred alternative’ for adding lanes to these highways while...
    Complaining about what he called indoctrination in schools, former President Donald Trump created a commission that promoted “patriotic" education and played down Americas role in slavery. But though hes out of the White House and the commission has disbanded, the cause hasnt died. Lawmakers in Republican states are now pressing for similar action. Proposals in Arkansas, Iowa and Mississippi would prohibit schools from using a New York Times project that focused on slaverys legacy. Georgia colleges and universities have been quizzed about whether theyre teaching about white privilege or oppression. And GOP governors are backing overhauls of civic education that mirror Trumps abandoned initiatives. Republicans behind the latest moves say theyre countering left-wing attempts in K-12 schools and higher education to indoctrinate rather than teach students. Teachers, civil rights leaders and policymakers are fighting back, saying students will suffer if states brush over crucial parts of the nations history. “The...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Complaining about what he called indoctrination in schools, former President Donald Trump created a commission that promoted “patriotic” education and played down America’s role in slavery. But though he’s out of the White House and the commission has disbanded, the cause hasn’t died. Lawmakers in Republican states are now pressing for similar action. Proposals in Arkansas, Iowa and Mississippi would prohibit schools from using a New York Times project that focused on slavery’s legacy. Georgia colleges and universities have been quizzed about whether they’re teaching about white privilege or oppression. And GOP governors are backing overhauls of civic education that mirror Trump’s abandoned initiatives. Republicans behind the latest moves say they’re countering left-wing attempts in K-12 schools and higher education to indoctrinate rather than teach students. Teachers, civil rights leaders and policymakers are fighting back, saying students will suffer if states brush over crucial parts...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Complaining about what he called indoctrination in schools, former President Donald Trump created a commission that promoted "patriotic" education and played down America's role in slavery. But though he's out of the White House and the commission has disbanded, the cause hasn't died. Lawmakers in Republican states are now pressing for similar action.Proposals in Arkansas, Iowa and Mississippi would prohibit schools from using a New York Times project that focused on slavery's legacy. Georgia colleges and universities have been quizzed about whether they're teaching about white privilege or oppression. And GOP governors are backing overhauls of civic education that mirror Trump's abandoned initiatives.Republicans behind the latest moves say they're countering left-wing attempts in K-12 schools and higher education to indoctrinate rather than teach students. Teachers, civil rights leaders and policymakers are fighting back, saying students will suffer if states brush over crucial parts of the nation's...
    This bill turned out to be more mountain than molehill. The handmade “mountain” prop Gov. Andrew Cuomo trotted out at summer press briefings to illustrate the state’s COVID-19 battle cost the state $415.34 — more than twice the amount officials previously said, a report said Wednesday. Cuomo used the glorified school project at a handful of briefings starting in late June, presenting it as a metaphor for New York’s work against the pandemic. “We don’t need to climb another mountain. One mountain was enough,” he said, encouraging New Yorkers to wear masks and practice social distancing to keep the virus on the retreat. Dani Lever, a spokeswoman for Cuomo at the time, told USA Today that the project cost about $185 reimbursed by Cuomo’s campaign war chest, was “made in-house,” and used supplies brought from “businesses in New York.” But a Freedom of Information Law inquiry filed by the...
    The Lincoln Project on Wednesday denied coordinating with Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyGreene's future on House committees in limbo after GOP meeting House Republicans gear up for conference meeting amid party civil war Gulf grows between GOP's McConnell, McCarthy MORE (R-Wyo.) as she plays defense after voting to impeach then-President TrumpDonald TrumpGeorgia secretary of state opens investigation into Lin Wood over illegal voting allegations Schiff lobbying Newsom to be appointed California AG: reports Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick lies in honor in Rotunda MORE, but defended her against attacks from Trump allies such as Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzHouse Republicans gear up for conference meeting amid party civil war Lindsey Graham comes to Liz Cheney's defense Pass the rescue bill — with or without Republicans MORE (R-Fla.), who held an anti-Cheney rally last week in her home state of Wyoming. “The Lincoln Project has had no interaction with Congresswoman Cheney,” the "never Trump"...
    Former President Obama announced on Wednesday that construction for his state-of-the-art presidential center in the South Side of Chicago will commence later this year. “I’m proud to announce that the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) will officially break ground in 2021,” Obama announced on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. “Our hope is that the center will breathe new life into historic Jackson Park while delivering jobs, growth, and much more to the South Side,” he continued. “Let’s get to work.” I’m proud to announce that the Obama Presidential Center will officially break ground in 2021. Our hope is that the center will breathe new life into historic Jackson Park while delivering jobs, growth, and much more to the South Side.Let’s get to work. pic.twitter.com/cOqoPmaLkf— Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGulf grows between GOP's McConnell, McCarthy Barack Obama to Michelle: 'I understand completely why you are a fashion icon' Press: Memo to McCarthy: 'Cut the...
    Establishment media outlets CBS News and NBC News failed to cover the damning allegations lodged against one of the Lincoln Project’s cofounders, who was accused of sending unsolicited and provocative messages to young men, during their evening broadcasts on Monday, according to a report from NewsBusters. According to the outlet, neither CBS News nor NBC News covered the scandal “all the way through their Monday evening newscasts”: While CBS Evening News was avoiding the Lincoln Project story, they spent part of their Monday newscast trying to tie former President Trump to the military coup in Myanmar. And it wasn’t so long ago that CBS was prompting the anti-Trump group. During the Democratic National Convention, then-political correspondent Ed O’Keefe (now a White House correspondent) boasted: “The man [Hillary Clinton] lost to is the target of yet another ad, produced by a Republican group seeking to unseat him.” Adding: “This time, it’s focused on...
    In show business as in politics, the enemy of your enemy is your friend. And the founders of the Lincoln Project have no greater friends than Hollywood celebrities. For months, left-wing stars have tirelessly boosted the anti-Trump Republican organization by spreading its viral videos and whipping up enthusiasm on social media. Now their devotion is being tested after the New York Times reported Sunday on accusations that Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver sent explicit messages to nearly a dozen young men, offering them career advancement in exchange for sexual favors. One of the men claims he was 14-years-old when Weaver sent him inappropriate messages. None of the celebrities who have previously promoted the Lincoln Project has condemned Weaver or disavowed the group. Silence has been their strategy so far. Nor have they deleted old tweets in which they gushed over the Lincoln Project’s leadership. Among the group’s biggest Hollywood promoters have...
    Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson denied knowing about the sexual harassment allegations against his former colleague John Weaver and appeared to threaten legal action against people suggesting otherwise. “The folks who are accusing us of awareness of this are sick. They are in fact putting themselves in jeopardy,” Wilson said at the 1:07:45 mark of an episode of The Breakdown, which he co-hosts with Tara Setmayer. The episode aired on Twitter Broadcast on Feb. 2. “The folks who are accusing us of awareness of this are sick. They are in fact putting themselves in jeopardy. I’ll just say that as bluntly as I can. There will be a moment soon where the jeopardy you put yourself in by making those accusations.” – Rick Wilson pic.twitter.com/RRh3YU71I6 — Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) February 3, 2021 Setmayer was listed as a Lincoln Project senior advisor as recently as Jan. 14, but the Lincoln...
    TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images The Buck Rogers estate is calling for George Clooney’s planned TV reboot of the classic sci-fi franchise to be shut down. The Nowlan Family Trust, which oversees the Buck Rogers estate, sent a cease-and-desist letter to Legendary Entertainment and producer Don Murphy following the announcement that it was developing a TV reboot starring Clooney, who’s also executive producing through his production company Smokehouse. The Buck Rogers estate contends that it’s already “signed an agreement with Skydance Productions” to produce a film adaptation of the property. Estate attorney Neville Johnson wrote in the letter, “Your conduct is a slander of title of the rights the Buck Rogers Interests own. Demand is made that you correct the record publicly as Legendary/Murphy have no chain of title. You are directed to advise all third parties, including any insurers, distributors, and financiers that there is no chain of title held by...
    APPLE could build its long-rumoured electric car with the help of motoring giant Kia. The top-secret vehicle – which hasn't formally been confirmed by Apple – could arrive as soon as 2024. 2This is what Apple's self-driving car could look like when it enters productionCredit: LetsGoDigital / ConceptCreator Late last year, a Reuters report claimed Apple was working on an all-electric car. The vehicle has been rumoured for years, but it was unclear whether Apple had abandoned the project. Now a new report by Bloomberg that cites DongA Ilbo – a news outlet in Kia's South Korean homeland – has linked the car-maker to Apple. It's claimed that Apple will invest around $3.6billion into a collaboration on electric cars with Kia. 2An Apple fan put together the designs and posted them to YouTubeCredit: LetsGoDigital / ConceptCreator Production of the vehicles is tipped to take place on US soil, at a...
            by Debra Heine  The anti-Trump group Lincoln Project claims to be “shocked and sickened” by allegations that co-founder John Weaver sexually harassed young men, but specific accusations have reportedly been known to them since last summer, and rumors about Weaver’s alleged predatory behavior have been simmering for decades. Among the political elite, Weaver’s perverted predilections may well have been an open secret. The Lincoln Project threw Weaver under the bus in a strongly-worded statement on Sunday, only after the New York Times published an exposé detailing the longtime political consultant’s habit of sexually harassing young men on its staff. The Times piece features interviews with 21 men who accused Weaver of sending “unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics. ” One of his alleged victims was only 14-years-old while he was allegedly being sexually groomed...
    BURLINGAME — A big office and retail complex is slated to sprout next to a shuttered post office in downtown Burlingame, a project that could refresh the Peninsula city’s central business district. The project would total 185,000 square feet and be built next to the former U.S. Postal Service office at 220 Park Road in downtown Burlingame. A joint venture of Sares Regis Group of Northern California and Dostart Development Company intends to begin construction on the project during the July-September third quarter of this year. The developers expect to complete the project, which has been approved by the Burlingame City Council, by sometime in 2023. “We’re excited to receive final approval from the Burlingame City Council so we may activate this area of downtown,” said David Hopkins, chief operating officer of Sares Regis Group of Northern California.
    Longtime oil and gas industry workers David and Kristina Dickerson are criticizing President Joe Biden’s executive order canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline. They say the order, which displaced them from the project, is threatening their economic stability. "I feel pretty betrayed," David, who has worked in the oil and gas industry for 31 years, said Wednesday morning on "Fox & Friends." SOUTH DAKOTA HOTEL OWNER SAYS BUSINESS IN JEOPARDY AFTER BIDEN'S MOVE TO HALT KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE The president signed an executive order in January revoking the March 2019 permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. The project was expected to create approximately 13,000 high-paying union jobs in the U.S. and Canada, according to an October 2020 report. David told Steve Doocy the cancellation of the project has compounded the financial struggles his family had already been facing. "We’ve had to actually dip into our retirement and our 401k, just trying to survive...
    Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson was mocked on Tuesday night after addressing the online sexual harassment allegations against his former colleague John Weaver, with many critics accusing the anti-Trump pundit of ‘gaslighting." Weaver, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project, acknowledged three weeks ago in a statement to the web site Axios that he had sent "inappropriate" messages he "viewed as consensual, mutual conversations at the time."  The Lincoln Project was previously mum after Weaver admitted guilt last month. A spokesperson for the anti-Trump group simply told Axios at the time, "John's statement speaks for itself."  CNN'S ANDERSON COOPER AVOIDS JOHN WEAVER DURING INTERVIEW WITH LINCOLN PROJECT CO-FOUNDER GEORGE CONWAY On Sunday, The New York Times ran a bombshell report about 21 young men who accused Weaver, a co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, of misconduct, including who said he was 14 years old at the time.  As a result, the Lincoln Project finally denounced...
    The Romanian government has introduced a memorandum that would see Chinese companies barred from securing infrastructure projects, amid claims of unfair competition and shoddy workmanship. The Ministry of Transport said that Chinese enterprises are distorting the road and rail infrastructure market in Romania, as the Chinese companies can offer cut-rate prices because they are backed financially by the government in China. While the order would not specifically bar Chinese companies from infrastructure project auctions, it is understood that companies from China would stand to lose the most from the action, the Romanian news outlet G4Media reported. According to the Ministry of Transport, Chinese companies regularly fail to acquire the necessary certifications and approvals required by the European Union, such as those protecting workers rights. Chinese firms are currently involved in many highway construction projects in Romania, having secured billions of Euros in contract rights. If the move becomes law, the...
    “The Lincoln Project has always been just two things: a grift for people to make money and a grooming organization for John Weaver to meet young men to try to get them in bed,” said Ryan Girdusky, journalist and author of They’re Not Listening: How The Elites Created the National Populist Revolution, on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Girdusky broke the news that John Weaver, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project, allegedly sought sexual contact with young men in exchange for jobs in politics. Girdusky began investigating accusations of Weaver’s sexual solicitations from young men after being followed by Weaver on Twitter. “Within a day [of Weaver following me on Twitter], young men started coming forward and saying to me that I should be on the lookout,” Girdusky stated. “They said, ‘This is what John Weaver does. He reached out to young men like me and he says...
    (CNN)The Capitol rioters have joined a small but notorious cadre in the annals of history: a trio that since the end of World War II has attempted to stage coups against the United States of America, a university tracking project finds.The others were a neo-Nazi and members of the American communist party.The Coup D'etat Project, an initiative of the University of Illinois' Cline Center for Advanced Social Research, has determined the insurrection that unfolded at the Capitol on January 6 fits its definition of an attempted dissident coup. The only other American entries in its global database? A 1948 incident in which members of Communist Party USA conspired to violently overthrow the government and the 1996 slaying of an Arkansas family by White supremacists who, according to federal court documents, sought to "establish an independent nation of white members of the Christian Identity faith."The criteriaRead MoreThe Coup D'etat Project initially...
    HERMANAS, New Mexico — Construction crews are packing up after coming within 1 mile of finishing a roughly 90-mile border wall project outside El Paso, Texas. Ten days after President Biden halted the Trump administration's border fence projects, workers are slowly closing down the massive job site. Driving on dirt roads through the construction project, the rancher whose property this site is located on says most machinery and workers have been shipped out. It still looks as if it will take several more weeks to sort everything out. “This is absolutely dead. Prior to inauguration, this place was hopping," said Russell Johnson, whose family has lived and raised cattle on a strip of land that runs against 8.5 miles of the southern border for more than a century. Under former President Donald Trump, more than 450 miles of wall were installed across all four border states, and more than...
    PARIS (Reuters) - France will not pressure Germany over its choices regarding the Nordstream gas project, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. When asked whether Paris was putting pressure on Berlin to scrap the project after Russia jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Le Drian said Nordstream related to the issue of energy independence and subjects should not be mixed up. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Edmund Blair) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Russia, France, Asia, Europe, natural gas, Germany
    ICE Deports Man to a Country Hes Not From, Nor Had He Ever Visited FAA to oversee investigation of SpaceX Starship SN9 prototypes explosive landing China’s Largest Carbon Capture Project Is a Global Minnow (Bloomberg) -- China completed construction of its largest carbon capture and storage plant as the country continues to develop technologies necessary to meeting its climate goals. © Photographer: Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images AsiaPac TIANJIN, CHINA - JULY 20: A Chinese flag flies in front of a coal fired power plant rising across the skyline of rapidly China, while fears of widespread industrial pollution mount on July 20, 2007 in Tianjin, China. (Photo by Jeff Hutchens/Getty Images) China Energy Investment Corp. finished production of the plant Jan. 21 at its Guohua Jinjie coal power station in Shaanxi province. It’s currently in its debugging phase, and once put into operation will be able to prevent 150,000 tons of...
            by Julie Kelly  The Trump era has spawned an abundance of show clowns clowning either for or against the president. One can’t help but wonder what the country did to deserve the likes of Anthony Scaramucci, Michael Avenatti, and Ana Navarro all foisted upon us at the same time. Not since the days of James Carville and Mary Matalin has a power couple like the Conways and, unfortunately at least one of their children, epitomized the political war tearing families, friendships, businesses, and the overall country apart. So it’s appropriate—and gratifying—to see the Lincoln Project, the poisonous outlet co-founded by George Conway, the corpulent husband of Kellyanne, now drowning in its own droppings amid confirmation of one of Washington’s worst kept secrets; co-founder John Weaver is a closet homosexual who preys on young men, some as young as 14. (Karl Rove admitted in an interview Monday that...
    A new engineering and design startup called Silk EV headquartered in Italy’s venerable Motor Valley is more than just another attempt at making an electric hypercar. It’s also the latest arrow in the quiver for China’s massive Belt and Road project, though the first that deals with electric cars. Silk EV announced on Tuesday that it will co-develop an “ultra-luxury hypercar” called the S9 in the home region of Lamborghini and Ferrari with First Automobile Works (FAW), China’s original state-owned automaker. The S9 will be part of the Chinese automaker’s longstanding Hongqi brand, which means “red flag” and was once exclusively made for high-ranking Chinese government officials before becoming more widely available. The two companies didn’t release any specifications about the S9, or any photos, save for a teaser image. In a press release, Silk EV said the vehicles it makes with FAW will “combine a dynamic, sustainable, and...
    CNN's complete blackout of the controversy surrounding Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver continued Tuesday with Anderson Cooper bizarrely avoiding the subject while interviewing Weaver's former colleague, George Conway.  Cooper spoke with Conway for more than ten minutes about the GOP's handling of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., the controversial freshman congresswoman whose history of inflammatory rhetoric and propagating conspiracy theories has generated a political firestorm that has dominated media coverage.  However, Conway was never pressed about his former Lincoln Project associate Weaver, who was recently accused by 21 young men of online sexual harassment. One of those allegedly targeted by Weaver was reportedly 14 years old at the time.  CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer similarly skipped over the controversy during a panel discussion on Monday featuring Weaver's former boss, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Weaver served as an aide on Kasich's 2016 presidential campaign.  CNN, NBC, CBS COMPLETELY AVOID SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS AGAINST LINCOLN PROJECT CO-FOUNDER JOHN WEAVER A...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied a request by two American Indian tribes to shut down construction of a contentious crude oil pipeline project in northern Minnesota. Opponents of the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project, led by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and White Earth Band of Ojibwe, said in their petition that construction would destroy land that is protected by treaty agreements and would violate cultural and religious rights. Enbridge said the petition had no merit and did not “recognize the exhaustive and meticulous review” of the project. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Dec. 9 denied the tribes' motion to halt construction and on Dec. 23 denied a petition for reconsideration of that decision. Other cases seeking to halt the project remain in the appeals court and the tribes had asked the court to intervene in the meantime. Line 3 starts in...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota Appeals Court on Tuesday denied a request for a stay of construction for the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Enbridge Energy was given the green light to start the $2.6 billion project in late November. A day later, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and White Earth Band of Ojibwe filed a motion for a stay to stop the authorization of the project. Opponents of the pipeline say it threatens spillage and irreparable damage to more than 200 bodies of water, where local tribes fish, harvest wild rice and hold treaty rights. An additional 4,000 workers were also expected to arrive in northern Minnesota for the project, which during pandemic times, caused worry about worsening the spread of the virus. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission denied the stay on Dec. 9, and then denied a petition for reconsideration on Dec. 23. MORE: How The Biden Administration’s Stance...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied a request by two American Indian tribes to shut down construction of a contentious crude oil pipeline project in northern Minnesota. Opponents of the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project, led by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and White Earth Band of Ojibwe, said in their petition that construction would destroy land that is protected by treaty agreements and would violate cultural and religious rights. Enbridge said the petition had no merit and did not “recognize the exhaustive and meticulous review” of the project. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Dec. 9 denied the tribes’ motion to halt construction and on Dec. 23 denied a petition for reconsideration of that decision. Other cases seeking to halt the project remain in the appeals court and the tribes had asked the court to intervene in the meantime. Line 3 starts...
    Rush Limbaugh accused The Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway Tuesday of falsely claiming that he was in the dark about fellow co-founder John Weaver's history of predatory behavior, which was detailed in a bombshell New York Times report over the weekend. The Times report featured interviews with 21 men who accused Weaver of sending "unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics". One of the alleged victims was only 14 years old when Weaver approached him. Conway, a face of the anti-Trump group that Weaver helped create, attempted to distance himself from his colleague on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" Monday when asked about the damning allegations. "It's terrible and awful and appalling and unfathomable, I, I didn't know John very well," Conway said. " I frankly only spoke to him a couple of times on the phone early on in the Lincoln Project. It's almost, I don't even...
    Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., openly dismissed President Joe Bidens executive order canceling construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a "good project" and acknowledging its demise will "isnt going to turn around" the perceived threats of so-called global warming. "In the end, I think its a good project," Tester said Tuesday on CNN. "I believe in climate change, but I also think this one pipeline isnt going to turn it around, isnt going to turn our climate around, and its not going to make it a markedly worse situation." Biden revoked a permit to allow the construction of the pipeline – a project started in 2010 and given approval under the Trump administration – that was to carry 800,000 barrels of petroleum from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas. An estimated 11,000 jobs have been eliminated by the cancellation, proponents of which...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina senators sent a proposal to borrow $550 million to expand rail lines at the Port of Charleston to the Senate floor Tuesday. The expansion project approved by the Senate Finance Committee would allow the port to more easily move cargo containers in and out on rail lines and could take up to 500,000 trucks off the state roads, South Carolina Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome said. It also would allow workers to move containers more easily around the port, he said. Supporters of the bond issue said interest rates are at all-time lows and the Charleston port is the only one along the Atlantic Ocean to not have easy rail access. There likely will be debate on the Senate floor over whether this is the right thing to borrow money for. South Carolina last issued bonds for this much money...
    Several influential left-wing celebrities — including A-list actors Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Sam Elliott, and Martin Sheen —  have lent their voices to the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, which now faces mounting criticisms and questions following damning accusations lodged against one of its co-founders, John Weaver, who has been accused of sending sexually explicit messages to young men. The super PAC, founded by anti-Trump Republicans, attracted support from high-profile Democrats who shared the common goal of ousting former President Trump from office. Left-wing celebrities gravitated toward the organization which gained fame as co-founder George Conway routinely criticized Trump, even as his wife, Kellyanne Conway, served as the president’s adviser. On September 11, 2020, for example, Conway declared Trump the “greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans.” But now, the organization faces unprecedented criticism as one of its co-founders, John Weaver, faces accusations from 21 men who claim that he sent...
    Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester on Tuesday questioned the Biden administration’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL oil pipeline, arguing the project could have moved forward without making climate change a "markedly worse situation." President Biden revoked the permit for the 1,700-mile pipeline through executive action on his first day in office, roiling conservatives and some Democrats who touted the project’s potential to create jobs. Tester reiterated that he was a "supporter" of the pipeline, so long as it was constructed with safety standards in mind and with respect to local property rights. MONTANA SEN. JON TESTER SAYS DEMS' MESSAGE TO RURAL VOTERS IS 'REALLY FLAWED' "In the end, I think it’s a good project," Tester said during an appearance on CNN. "I believe in climate change, but I also think this one pipeline isn’t going to turn it around, isn’t going to turn our climate around and it’s not...
    We write in response to a recent Community Voices commentary by Caroline Frischmon against the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline. It is important that readers look at the full picture. Mayor Dylan GoudgeOn Dec. 1, after six years of permitting, reviews and studies, construction began to replace Line 3 and to date, nearly 20 percent of the project is complete. The author compared the aging pipeline that was built in the 1960s to a friend’s old car and stated that fixing something past its prime is worthless. But just look around you anytime you drive across Minnesota and you will see that we are constantly repairing and addressing aging infrastructure. We fix roads, replace pipes and upgrade power utilities to make sure they are working at full capacity and are as safe as they can be. Line 3 is no different. Left untouched, the risks are great This pipeline was built...
    Director-writer Ryan Coogler is on board to create a drama series set in the fictitious African kingdom of Wakanda from his Black Panther films for the streaming platform Disney Plus. According to Deadline, it is part of filmmaker’s newly signed five-year overall exclusive television deal with The Walt Disney Company for his banner, Proximity Media. Coogler founded the multi-media company Proximity with Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Goransson, Archie Davis and Peter Nicks with a mission to create event-driven feature films, television, soundtracks and podcasts that look to bring audiences closer together through stories involving often-overlooked subject matters. She-Hulk: Ginger Gonzaga Roped In to Play Jennifer Walters’ Best Friend in the Disney+ Marvel Series The deal with Disney, which is the parent company of Marvel Studios, the home to “Black Panther”, also enables Proximity to develop television projects for other divisions of the Company. Bob Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt...
    The Lincoln Project, a left-wing super PAC, spent its entire political advertising budget assisting Democrats, despite its founders and directors marketing themselves as conservative Republicans. Of the $87.4 million raised by the Lincoln Project, nearly $50 million was used for “independent expenditures,” defined by OpenSecrets as “ads that expressly advocate the election or defeat of specific candidates and are aimed at the electorate as a whole.” All of the Lincoln Project’s spending on political advertisements sought to assist Democrats and fall within two categories: “for Democrats” or “against Republicans.” It spent over $41 million in advertising against Republicans and over $5 million supporting Democrats. The Lincoln Project spent $33.8 million in advertising directly against former President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election cycle. An additional $2.3 million was spent in express support of President Joe Biden. Other Republican targets of the leftist organization include Sens. Susan Collins (R-MA), Tom...
    In her "Ingraham Angle" on Monday, host Laura Ingraham slammed the Never-Trump Lincoln Project and one of its co-founders -- John Weaver -- who is accused of harassing young men with sexually perverted remarks and questions. Ingraham said that it took until one day prior when the New York Times laid out the allegations against Weaver -- a senior adviser to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and the 2016 presidential bid of ex-Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- for the mainstream press to stop fawning over the anti-Trump organization. The host said the Lincoln Project sought to promote an "anti-populist party" of Bush-era Republican thought, divorced from the new grassroots populism of Donald Trump. CNN AVOIDS ASKING JOHN KASICH ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS AGAINST EX-AIDE JOHN WEAVER The project's other founding members include New Jersey attorney George Conway III -- the husband of Kellyanne Conway -- McCain's former campaign strategist Steve...
    The petty totalitarians of the Lincoln Project, the so-called Republican effort to drum up opposition to President Donald Trump’s re-election and then to the party as a whole, once made lists of Trump staff and supporters for retribution. Now they find themselves on “lists,” as the scandal surrounding Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver begins to widen. Weaver faces claims of sexual harassment after reports that he send “explicit messages to nearly a dozen young men, offering them career advice and jobs in exchange for sexual favors,” some allegedly underage, Breitbart News reported. Members of the Lincoln Project and the media allegedly knew of the allegations and did nothing. Initially, the Lincoln Project attempted to cover for Weaver, then tried to distance itself from him, once the New York Times was involved. Now the leaders of the project, as well as its donors, are under the kind of intense public scrutiny they directed...
    NORFOLK, Va. — Officials in the Virginia city of Norfolk have said they will no longer talk to the media about a project that will demolish about 1,700 public housing units and force the relocation of thousands of residents. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that city attorney Bernard Pisko has advised officials not to take questions from reporters “in light of pending litigation.” A federal lawsuit claims that the St. Paul’s redevelopment project would run afoul of federal housing rules that are meant to prevent racial segregation. Megan Rhyne is the executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government. She said that governments that deny media requests are essentially asking the public to accept only one interpretation of the facts. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Multiple networks turned a blind eye to the explosive sexual harassment allegations made against Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver.  On Sunday, The New York Times ran a bombshell report, which levels that 21 young men accusing Weaver of sexually-charged online messages, including one who was 14-years-old at the time the longtime GOP operative began their exchange.  Since then, the controversy earned no coverage on CNN, NBC, and CBS. More notably, CNN avoided the subject after inviting one of Weaver's former bosses on-air. CNN AVOIDS ASKING JOHN KASICH ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS AGAINST EX-AIDE JOHN WEAVER John Kasich, the former Ohio governor-turned-CNN commentator, appeared on "The Situation Room" to discuss President Biden's meeting with ten GOP senators about COVID relief negotiations. However, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer refrained from mentioning Weaver, who previously served on Kasich's 2016 presidential campaign. ABC reported on the controversy on Sunday's edition of "World News Tonight" but the topic...
    LAFAYETTE — The city has approved a housing development that will include 128 condominiums, plus 38 affordable-rent apartments for people with developmental disabilities. As part of the developer’s deal with the city, $2 million will be donated toward revitalizing Lafayette’s landmark Park Theater, closed since 2005. The ambitious Mount Diablo Terrace project also calls for a 29,200-square-foot, three-story office building at the approximately four-acre site at 3470 and 3462 Mt. Diablo Blvd. The project will consist of five residential buildings, some of which will be modified for people with disabilities. “I appreciate a project coming to us like this, very much,” Mayor Susan Candell said Jan. 25, when the City Council unanimously backed the plan. Councilwoman Teresa Gerringer, who made the motion to approve the project, said she was “very excited” about it going forward. A game room for future residents is included in the design, city contract planner Jean...
    When NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover went on a spacewalk on February 1st, they wrapped up a multi-year effort to replace the aging nickel hydrogen batteries on the ISS with new lithium-ion models. The International Space Station Program approved the development of lithium-ion batteries to replace the station’s aging power storage system back in 2011. Battery production started in 2014, and the first lithium—ion replacements flew to the station aboard JAXA’s Kounotori 6 resupply flight in December 2016. Now, four years after that flight and 14 spacewalks with 13 different astronauts later, the upgrade is finally complete. Ground controllers used the Canadarm2 robotic arm to position some of the batteries for installation. However, some required additional spacewalks for the locations the arm couldn’t reach. The batteries aren’t quite like the lithium-ion we’re used to, with their space-grade lithium-ion cells and radiant barrier shield. Since lithium-ion technology has greater...
    Veteran Republican strategist Karl Rove on Monday said he has known about Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver’s “pattern of behavior” since 1988 following a bombshell report in which Weaver was accused of sending unwanted sexually explicit messages to nearly two dozen young men. #NEW: @MarthaMacCallum asks @KarlRove about the Jeff Weaver/Lincoln Project saga as a 2004 Atlantic story from Joshua Green reported "Rove spread a rumor that Weaver made a pass at a young man." Rove: "Ive actually known about this pattern of behavior since 1988." pic.twitter.com/HQZxP5arm9 — Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 1, 2021 A transcript is as follows:  MARTHA MACCALLUM: The Lincoln Project was founded basically to be a very strong anti-Trump organization and to pay for social media anti-Trump messages and John Weaver was one of the people who ran it. He has a lot of accusations from young men, who call him a sexual predator. You mentioned this...
    Loading the player... A group of anti-Trump Republicans is going the extra mile to call out politicians who have supported Donald Trump. The recently formed Republican Accountability Project spent $1 million on billboards that encourage GOP lawmakers who supported former President Trump’s baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election to resign, per The Hill. Read More: Ted Cruz’s communication director resigns following Capitol riot “These representatives and senators helped incite the attack on the Capitol by spreading lies about the election,” said Executive Director of the Republican Accountability Project, Sarah Longwell. “They have proved that they are unfit to hold office. They should be nowhere near power.” The group plans to raise $50 million to help reelect GOP members who will vote to impeach Trump or hold him accountable for the January 6th U.S. Capitol riots. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Ted Cruz is among the...
    MSNBC interviewed leaders of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project more than a dozen times after allegations against co-founder John Weaver were made public — but failed to ask about those allegations even once. Co-founders Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, and George Conway appeared on the network to conduct interviews 17 times after the allegations were first made public on Jan. 11 by journalist Ryan Girdusky, according to records collected by media clipping services including TV Eyes and Grabien. The tally was first noted by The Daily Caller’s Michael Ginsberg. At least 21 young men have accused the 61-year-old Weaver of sending them sexually provocative messages online, in some cases when they were as young as 14. Fox News host Laura Ingraham became the first television personality to provide a platform for the allegations on Jan. 13, when she interviewed Girdusky. The Lincoln Project removed a page listing its co-founders, including Weaver, the...
    Karl Rove revealed on Monday that he first learned of allegations related to Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver as a Republican in 1988 as a Republican strategist in Texas. “You mentioned this back in 2004, that this was a concern of yours,” Martha MacCallum said in an afternoon interview with Rove. Rove noted that he didn’t mention it, but that the allegation was attributed to Rove in an Atlantic article that year. “I’ve actually know about this pattern of behavior since 1988,” Rove said. “All I want to say is that the 21 statements from those 21 young men that talked about how they were approached by Mr. Weaver — that statement speaks for itself. I don’t have anything to add to it. It’s a sad, sad, chapter.” The New York Times published a story on Sunday detailing allegations by 21 men who said Weaver had approached them. The allegations were originally...
    PORTSMOUTH — The Counseling Center unveiled plans for a new campus in the East End neighborhood of Portsmouth. On Monday, The Counseling Center announced the new campus through a press release that will be built at what is known to locals as “the former Mitchellace Building,” which will now be known as the largest redevelopment project in all of Southern Ohio. The Counseling Center will begin construction on the former Mitchellace building in early 2022 and plans to offer portions of its client services at the campus in late 2023. This redevelopment project will create several hundred jobs for local labor unions and vendors during the multi-year construction phase. According to the company, the development designs were created by local and Columbus, Ohio-based designers, architects, and engineers working on the project. Once complete, The Counseling Center’s consolidation of its operations to the new campus will increase its capacity to serve...
    Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove expressed his disappointment in the allegations of sexual harassment against The Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver in a Monday appearance on Fox News’ “The Story With Martha MacCallum.” Rove was asked by host Martha MacCallum about the allegations and the concerns that Rove expressed in 2004 about Weaver. “The Lincoln Project was founded basically to be a very strong anti-Trump organization and to paper social media and everywhere else with anti-Trump messages. John weaver was one of the people who ran it,” MacCallum said. “He has a lot of accusations against him from young men who call him a sexual predator. You mentioned this back in 2004, that this was a concern of yours. You know, this isn’t something that anybody really wants to be vindicated on, but it turns out that you were right.” “I didn’t mention it in...
    MSNBC regularly provided a platform for co-founders of The Lincoln Project without asking about online sexual harassment claims made against their former business partner John Weaver, and critics feel the move was "willful disregard" for a scandal that involved critics of President Trump. George Conway was finally asked about it on Monday after more than a dozen missed opportunities by MSNBC hosts. Author Ryan James Girdusky first reported allegations against Weaver back on Jan. 11. In the three weeks between Girdusky’s report and the Times follow-up, his fellow Lincoln Project co-founders appeared on MSNBC a whopping 17 times without being asked about the allegations, according to the Daily Caller. GEORGE CONWAY MOCKED FOR 'LAUGHABLE' CLAIM HE BARELY KNEW LINCOLN PROJECT COLLEAGUE "George Conway appeared on MSNBC at least two times, Steve Schmidt appeared on MSNBC at least eight times, and Rick Wilson appeared on MSNBC at least seven times," Daily...
    It’s not the ideal start to a buzzy show about ambitious black women. We’re told that the new Amazon show from “Girls Trip” creator Tracy Oliver — and backed by Amy Poehler — has already hit a most unfortunate snag, after a makeup artist was fired for allegedly using the N-word repeatedly on set, in front of one of the show’s lead actresses. (We know the name of the actress, but we aren’t going to print it.) We’re told the makeup artist was quoting rap lyrics, but was “fired on the spot.” Deadline described the show, which is currently known as the “Untitled Tracy Adams Project,” as a “comedy following the lives of four black women – friends from their college days at NYU – as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.” It’s produced by Poehler’s Paper Kites firm. Reps for Poehler...
    Classic iPods have their fans, but they’re not built for the modern age of music streaming — except for this one, which has been turned into a Spotify player by tinkerer Guy Dupont. While it may look like an iPod from the outside, inside, it’s got a Raspberry Pi loaded with software custom-built by Dupont to interface with Spotify, while still keeping the classic iPod style. He calls it the sPot. In a video showing off the project and the process behind it, Dupont says he was inspired when his mother-in-law gifted him the old iPod. In a Hackaday post, he says he “had forgotten how good it feels to hold and use one of these things,” but he wanted to update it with some modern features, including (obviously) Spotify streaming, Bluetooth audio, and search. That’s right, the device can search the entirety of Spotify’s library and stream it....
    The COVID Tracking Project is coming to an end. On March 7th, the one-year anniversary of the initiative, it will publish its final daily update and stop collecting new data. Documentation and archival work will continue, but soon after the project will come to an official end sometime in May.  Some important news about CTP: After a year of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting COVID-19 data for the United States—and months of preparation for what we’re about to announce—we’re ending our data compilation work on March 7. https://t.co/HtM9c0lwDB — The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) February 1, 2021 The COVID Tracking Project came out at a time when it was nearly impossible to get consistent data on the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the US. From the start, the group has maintained that it is the responsibility of the federal government to collect and standardize public health...
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed in a secretly recorded video that the justification for banning former President Donald Trump was that he felt Trump was trying to “undermine” the transition of power. “It’s so important that our political leaders lead by example. Make sure we put the nation first here. And what we’ve seen is that the president [Trump] has been doing the opposite of that,” Zuckerberg said in the video. “The president intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power.” The video was obtained by Project Veritas, with Zuckerberg’s part of the hours of footage the group obtained from an “insider” working with the company. “OUR INSIDER IS STILL ON THE INSIDE,” Project Veritas wrote on Twitter, accompanied by a video of the exchange. OUR INSIDER IS STILL ON THE INSIDE.Other Facebook employees can contact us securely at VeritasTips@protonmail.com#BeBrave pic.twitter.com/Mj5PxwTULP—...
    Several left-wing Hollywood heavyweights, including A-list actors Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and Dreamworks co-founder and Quibi CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, are among the top donors of the embattled Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump super PAC whose co-founder faces accusations of sending provocative messages to young men. The organization, founded by anti-Trump Republicans, drew support from Democrats throughout the presidential election, with the shared objective of booting former President Trump out of office. Several celebrities contributed thousands to the organization, which now appears to be pleading ignorance following one of its co-founders, John Weaver, facing accusations from 21 men who say Weaver sent them sexually explicit messages, and even allegedly offered advice to some in exchange for sensual favors. One of the accusers claimed that Weaver sent him such messages when he was 14 years old. An October report from the Hollywood Reporter detailed some of the celebrity bigwigs who contributed to The...
    The Lincoln Project, a group of boomer anti-Trump political consultants, one of whom was allegedly sent inappropriate messages to young men, is accused of soliciting teenagers on Twitter. In June, someone from the group, which unrelentingly attacked President Trump and Republican candidates in ads and on social media, allegedly posted this: Lincoln doesnt know much about K-Pop stans or TikTok Teens. But I welcome them to this great cause, and want to understand more. If you stan K-Pop or are a teen on TikTok and want to help — or if you can explain this phenemon to me — please contact @ProjectLincoln ASAP. — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 21, 2020 “Lincoln doesn’t know much about K-Pop stans or TikTok Teens. But I welcome them to this great cause, and want to understand more,” an unidentified person from the organization wrote. “If you stan K-Pop or are a teen on...
    A June tweet from the Lincoln Project calling for teens on Tik Tok to contact them has resurfaced, following allegations of sexual misconduct against one of the group’s co-founders. In June, the Lincoln Project tweeted, “Lincoln doesn’t know much about K-Pop stans or TikTok Teens. But I welcome them to this great cause, and want to understand more. If you stan K-Pop or are a teen on TikTok and want to help — or if you can explain this phenemon to me — please contact @ProjectLincoln ASAP.” Lincoln doesn’t know much about K-Pop stans or TikTok Teens. But I welcome them to this great cause, and want to understand more. If you stan K-Pop or are a teen on TikTok and want to help — or if you can explain this phenemon to me — please contact @ProjectLincoln ASAP. — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 21, 2020 Twenty-one men interviewed said...
    Anti-Trump Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway tried to put distance between himself and his colleague, John Weaver — who has been accused of online harassment, sending sexually explicit messages to young men — on Monday, contending that he did not know him “very well.” Conway reacted to the allegations lodged against his colleague during a Monday appearance on Morning Joe, calling it “terrible and awful and appalling and unfathomable.” “I didn’t know John very well,” he claimed. “Frankly, I only spoke to him a couple of times on the phone early on in the Lincoln Project.” “I just, it’s almost — I don’t even know what to say,” he continued, adding that the turn of events left him “speechless.” However, in late 2019, Conway strongly promoted an op-ed penned by himself, Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, and John Weaver, the last of whom faces accusations of sending provocative messages to young men. One of...
    The Lincoln Project’s co-founder, Ron Steslow, is launching a new podcast company, according to Axios. Steslow previously hosted a podcast for the Lincoln Project and resigned in December alongside co-founder Mike Madrid, Axios reported. The new podcast company will reportedly be named “Politicology.” The Lincoln Project, Steslow’s political action committee that he left late last year, is currently dealing with multiple accusations of sexual harassment alleged against John Weaver, another co-founder. The accusations were reported by Ryan Girdusky with The American Conservative in January. (RELATED: Lincoln Project Denounces Co-Founder As Predator, Liar, And Abuser) “This is politics without the blinders,” Steslow said in a trailer for his new podcast company. “The storming on the Capitol provided a gut-wrenching reminder that the fight for the soul of our democracy was not over.” It brings me so much joy to cross this milestone and continue the journey with our delightfully thoughtful, engaged listener community—right...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The opening of two tiny home villages on Monday was a step forward in the effort to tackle the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.They are the first Tiny Home Villages open in the city.The two locations are in Chandler Street and Alexandria Park.Redondo Beach trying tiny homes to help ease homeless crisisEMBED More News Videos Redondo Beach is setting up a community of tiny Pallet homes to help get the homeless off the streets as they transition to permanent housing. One location has 40 homes and 75 beds. The other location has 103 homes and 200 beds.Homeless clients moved in on Monday.The tiny homes have heating and air-conditioning. On-site residents will have access to meals, showers and other resources.Project Homekey turns hotels into housing, offering shelter for hundreds experiencing homelessnessEMBED More News Videos'From out in the cold into a family;' LA Country's Project Homekey offers positive...
    CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — A four year effort to modernize the International Space Station’s power grid was completed on Monday when a pair of spacewalking astronauts installed one last battery. Over the weekend, flight controllers in Houston used the space station’s big robot arm to replace the last pair of old-style batteries with a single better-quality one. Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover needed to put the finishing touches on this newest lithium-ion battery to complete a series of spacewalks that began in 2017. “Beautiful day. Let’s go for a walk outside,” Mission Control radioed. Although the spacewalk got started late, Hopkins and Glover hustled through the battery work in under an hour. The space station is now equipped with 24 lithium-ion batteries to store power collected by the solar panels. The big, boxy batteries, surpassing 400 pounds each, provide electricity for the orbiting lab when it’s on the...
    The Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway was ridiculed on Monday for the "laughable" claim that he barely knew the group's co-founder John Weaver after a bombshell New York Times report detailed a history of alleged predatory behavior. The Times report featured interviews with 21 men who accused Weaver of sending "unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics," including an alleged victim who was only 14 years old. Conway, a face of the Lincoln Project that Weaver helped create, appeared on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" on Monday and oddly claimed he didn’t really know his own colleague when asked about the damning allegations. The Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway was mocked on Monday for claiming he barely knew fellow co-founder John Weaver. LINCOLN PROJECT DISAVOWS CO-FOUNDER JOHN WEAVER AFTER NYT DETAILS HISTORY OF HARASSMENT OF YOUNG MEN "It's terrible...
    In 2018, when the City of Minneapolis agreed to give exclusive development rights for a vacant, city-owned lot a few blocks from the Guthrie Theater and Stone Arch Bridge, the plan was to build luxury condos and office space.  A year later, that was still the idea, when developer AECOM, extended its development rights with the city and brought in a new partner, Beowulf Energy. The plan: to build a 14-story highrise, with condos starting at $500,000 and penthouses that would likely be among the most expensive properties in the area.  But with the arrival of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic crunch, demand in the market for luxury housing shriveled up. So the developers decided to pivot. Instead of a building where 90 percent of the units would be luxury and market-rate condos, they are now hoping to build an “affordable condo” project in which half of the...
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” George Conway offered up his thoughts on Project Lincoln co-founder John Weaver, who has been accused of sending explicit messages to a number of young men, including offering them assistance in exchange for sexual favors. Conway, a Lincoln Project founding member and adviser, called the claims “appalling and unfathomable.” He added that the situation leaves him “speechless.” “George Conway, I’d be remiss not to ask you about the story about John Weaver, who is a founding member of the Lincoln Project — 21 men accusing him of online harassment. Your organization has a pretty clear statement on this kind of harassment. But I wanted to ask you directly about this issue,” co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Conway after concluding a panel discussion about the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. “Yeah, It’s terrible and awful and appalling and unfathomable,” Conway replied. “I didn’t know John...
    The investigative journalism group Project Veritas recently published a series of videos from an insider at tech giant Facebook which features top executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, discussing the company’s plans and agendas. Project Veritas reveals in a recent report that the group has obtained hours of insider footage from Facebook meetings featuring top company executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In one meeting discussing the Capitol Protests, Zuckerberg implied that those that took part were treated better than Black Lives Matter protesters: “I know this is just a very difficult moment for a lot of us here, and especially our black colleagues. It was troubling to see how people in this [Capitol] mob were treated compared to the stark contrast we saw during protests earlier this [past] year.” Zuck: “This is a very difficult moment for a lot of us here, and especially our black colleagues. It was troubling to see how...
    Conservative attorney George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: Trump's 'influence will wane as he fades into history as a pariah' George Conway: Georgia call shows Trump is 'delusional,' 'desperate' George Conway calls Meadows a 'moron' and a 'disgrace' MORE distanced himself from fellow Lincoln Project founder John Weaver following a new report alleging Weaver sent unwanted messages to young men, some of which were sexual in nature.  The New York Times reported on Sunday that nearly two dozen men said Weaver had messaged them inappropriate things, sometimes offering political or job opportunities in exchange for sexual favors.  Weaver worked for several high-profile Republican candidates for public office during a career that spanned decades in conservative politics, including former 2008 GOP presidential nominee and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainLincoln Project co-founder John Weaver accused of sending provocative messages to young men South Carolina GOP votes to censure Rep. Rice over impeachment vote Leaving the GOP After...
    In recent Facebook insider footage leaked by Project Veritas, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg justifies the blacklisting of former President Donald Trump, claiming that he wanted to “undermine” the transition of power. Project Veritas recently revealed that the group has obtained hours of insider footage from Facebook meetings featuring top company executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg. During one of these meetings, Zuckerberg explained that a large reason for blacklisting former President Trump from the platform was due to fears that he wanted to “undermine” the transition of power. OUR INSIDER IS STILL ON THE INSIDE. Other Facebook employees can contact us securely at VeritasTips@protonmail.com#BeBrave pic.twitter.com/Mj5PxwTULP — Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) February 1, 2021 Zuckerberg discussed the former President and the Capitol Protests, stating: “It’s so important that our political leaders lead by example, make sure we put the nation first here, and what we’ve seen is that the president [Trump] has been doing...
    Co-founder of The Lincoln Project George Conway denied knowing co-founder John Weaver “very well” in a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Host Mika Brzezinski asked Conway about the allegations of online harassment brought against Weaver during his appearance, saying that she would be “remiss” not to ask him “directly about this issue.” “Yeah, it’s terrible, and awful, and appalling, and unfathomable. I didn’t know John very well. I frankly only spoke to him a couple times on the phone early on in the Lincoln project,” Conway responded. “It’s almost — I don’t even know what to say. It’s just terrible. It leaves me speechless, frankly.” Weaver has been accused of online harassment against 21 men, according to a report from The New York Times. He admitted in January to sending “inappropriate” messages to multiple men and announced that he was gay, as previously reported by The Hill. The...
    WASHINGTON - The influential anti-Donald Trump group Lincoln Project is denouncing one of its co-founders after multiple reports that over several years he sexually harassed young men looking to break into politics. The Lincoln Project in a statement on Sunday called co-founder John Weaver, 61, "a predator, a liar, and an abuser" following reports that he repeatedly sent unsolicited and sexually charged messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics. "The totality of his deceptions are beyond anything any of us could have imagined and we are absolutely shocked and sickened by it," the Lincoln Project, the most prominent "Never Trump" Republican super PAC to emerge during the 45th president's time in the White House, said in its statement. The online magazine The American Conservative first reported the sexual harassment allegations earlier this month. Days later, Weaver, a strategist who advised...
    Leaked video obtained by Project Veritas shows the founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that left-wing rioters who burned down multiple quarters of American cities last summer were somehow treated less leniently than the Capitol Hill rioters of January 6. “I know this is just a very difficult moment for a lot of us here [at Facebook], and especially our black colleagues,” Zuckerberg can be heard telling employees. “It was troubling to see how people in this [Capitol] mob were treated compared to the stark contrast we saw during  protests earlier this year.” The summer riots exacted a gruesome death toll, with estimates ranging from a dozen to thirty. In Seattle, far-left anarchists and Black Lives Matter supporters established the  “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)” a lawless state-within-a-state. Unlike DC’s hours-long capitol riot, which the government saw fit to respond to with the deployment of 20,000 national guardsmen...
    The anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project issued a scathing statement on Sunday, distancing itself from co-founder John Weaver’s "deplorable and predatory behavior" after a New York Times report detailed a history of alleged predatory behavior. The Lincoln Project disavowed its co-founder after a Times report featured interviews with 21 men who accused Weaver of sending "unsolicited and sexually provocative messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics," including an alleged victim who was only 14-years-old. The Lincoln Project issued a scathing statement on Sunday, distancing itself from co-founder John Weaver’s "deplorable and predatory behavior" after a New York Times bombshell. LINCOLN PROJECT CO-FOUNDER JOHN WEAVER ADMITS SENDING 'INAPPROPRIATE' MESSAGES TO MEN: REPORT "John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level. He is a predator, a liar, and an abuser," the Lincoln Project wrote....
    George Conway was despondent as he reacted to the sexual harassment revelations from his fellow Republican strategist and Lincoln Project co-founder, John Weaver. As Conway participated in a Morning Joe panel conversation on Monday, Mika Brzezinski brought up the New York Times’ disturbing report on how Weaver spent years offering professional advancement to younger men in exchange for sexual favors. The Lincoln Project condemned Weaver’s “deplorable and predatory behavior” in the aftermath of the report, but Brzezinski said she would be “remiss” if she didn’t have Conway give his reaction personally. “I wanted to ask you directly about this issue,” Brzezinski said, and Conway offered a crestfallen response. Yeah. It’s terrible and awful and appalling and unfathomable. I didn’t know John very well. I only spoke to him a couple times on the phone early on in the Lincoln Project. It’s almost…I don’t even know what to say. It’s just...
    Prince Harry has urged the travel industry to 'reset and reimagine' its future after the crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on creating a more sustainable model which does less damage to the environment and local communities.  The Duke of Sussex, 36, told how the 'acute hardship' of communities in tourist destinations had shown the importance of travel, but had also highlighted the need to reduce its detrimental impact. Speaking in a foreword to the annual report of Travalyst, an initiative he launched in 2019 with the objective of making the travel industry more sustainable, Prince Harry penned: 'We know that to not travel again is not an option.'  'Right before us, there is an opportunity to do things differently, to do things better. Travel and tourism are no exception. As the industry re-emerges from crisis, there is an urgent need to reset and reimagine.' Prince Harry has urged...
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin recorded more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths due to complications from the coronavirus, state health officials said Monday. The update increased the total number of positive tests to 542,415 and the cumulative deaths to 5,896 since the start of the pandemic. Wisconsin ranks 39th in the country for new cases per capita in the last two weeks and 33rd per capita in fatalities, according to The COVID Tracking Project. Project research finds that over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases in the state has decreased by 1,021, a decline of more than 39%. Hospitalizations remained unchanged in the last day, at 680. Of those patients, 185 are being treated in intensive care units. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three...
    This article was written by WTOP’s news partner InsideNoVa.com and republished with permission. Sign up for InsideNoVa.com’s free email subscription today. One of Prince William County’s busiest and most complex intersections will get a complete overhaul by the middle of 2023. The Board of County Supervisors has approved a massive project to rebuild the entire K-shaped intersection, where Route 234, the Prince William Parkway, Dumfries Road and Brentsville Road all come together. With two new bridges to grade separate the intersection of Route 234 and Brentsville Road, as well as a continuous green-T intersection (allowing for one direction of travel to pass through uninterrupted), the goal of the project is to allow for the free-flow of traffic on the eastbound lanes of Prince William Parkway. Additionally, left turns from Bradley Cemetery Way onto those eastbound lanes will be signal-activated, and traffic headed west on Prince William Parkway will have improved turns toward the intersection...
    The Lincoln Project has shared a scathing statement disavowing co-founder John Weaver after 21 men came forward to accuse the longtime Republican strategist of sexually harassing them online.  On Sunday the New York Times published a bombshell report sharing the accounts of 21 accusers who said Weaver, 61, groomed and preyed on them for years with promises to help them get work in politics in exchange for sex. The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump super PAC Weaver co-founded, released a statement condemning his actions hours after the report.  'John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level. He is a predator, a liar, and an abuser,' the statement said, claiming the organization was unaware of his behavior. However, Ryan Girdusky, a writer for American Conservative who broke the story about Weaver's unsolicited sexual advances, blasted the Lincoln Project saying the group had been alerted...
    Daily Beast editor-at-large Molly Jong-Fast allegedly knew about the sexually explicit messages that John Weaver — a co-founder of the anti-Trump super PAC Lincoln Project — had been sending to nearly a dozen young men, in which he offered them career advice and jobs in exchange for sexual favors. “According to several mutual friends, [Molly Jong-Fast] heard I had this story back in the early summer. And that it was circulating several outlets,” tweeted political consultant Ryan Girdusky — the conservative activist who first broke the story — of the scandal involving Weaver. According to several mutual friends, @MollyJongFast heard I had this story back in the early summer. And that it was circulating several outlets. — Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 31, 2021 “Molly Jong-Fast kept her mouth shut after she learned that one of her Lincoln Project sexual predator pals was targeting young boys,” commented GOP strategist Arthur...
    John Weaver of the Lincoln Project has been accused by multiple men, including a minor, of sexual harassment. Lincoln Project co-founders Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, and George Conway have appeared on MSNBC 17 times since the story first broke on January 11. They were not asked about the allegations during any of their interviews. MSNBC hosts did not ask Lincoln Project co-founders about sexual harassment allegations against their colleague despite booking them 17 times over three weeks. The Lincoln Project, a pro-Democrat group, was forced to disavow co-founder John Weaver on Jan. 31 following a New York Times report that he sexually propositioned men and boys on social media. The Lincoln Project claimed in a statement that it was “betrayed and deceived by John Weaver.” The Lincoln Project today released the following statement. pic.twitter.com/k9QkUsiFO5 — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 31, 2021 Weaver’s sexual misconduct was first...
    Republican political consultant Karl Rove brought up allegations against the Lincoln Project’s John Weaver in 2004 only to have them dismissed. Karl Rove had the John Weaver story back in 2004! (Atlantic dismissed it as a "lie")https://t.co/lP1HOMDHV8 pic.twitter.com/X62e2fZ0h6 — Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 31, 2021 The Atlantic alluded to the “rumor”: …after Weaver went into business for himself and lured away one of Rove’s top employees, Rove spread a rumor that Weaver had made a pass at a young man at a state Republican function. Weaver won’t reply to the smear, but those close to him told me of their outrage at the nearly two-decades-old lie. The magazine did not name those “close” to Weaver who undermined the allegations. But now, 21 men are alleging Weaver has sent them inappropriate messages, including one who claimed they began when he was 14 years old. The Lincoln Project, which aired ads against...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The influential anti-Donald Trump group Lincoln Project is denouncing one of its co-founders after multiple reports that over several years he sexually harassed young men looking to break into politics. The Lincoln Project in a statement on Sunday called co-founder John Weaver, 61, “a predator, a liar, and an abuser” following reports that he repeatedly sent unsolicited and sexually charged messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics. “The totality of his deceptions are beyond anything any of us could have imagined and we are absolutely shocked and sickened by it,” the Lincoln Project, the most prominent “Never Trump” Republican super PAC to emerge during the 45th president’s time in the White House, said in its statement. The online magazine The American Conservative first reported the sexual harassment allegations earlier this month. Days later, Weaver, a strategist who advised...
    Bradley Cortright January 31, 2021 0 Comments The Lincoln Project is seeking to distance itself from one of its co-founders after a report from The New York Times detailing allegations of online harassment. Republican strategist and co-founder of The Lincoln Project John Weaver is facing allegations of sending unsolicited suggestive messages to young men. In a statement on Sunday, the group wrote, “John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level. He is a predator, a liar, and an abuser. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by his deplorable and predatory behavior.” “We are disgusted and outraged that someone in a position of power and trust would use it for these means. The totality of his deceptions are beyond anything any of us could have imagined, and we are absolutely shocked and sickened by it.” “Like so many, we...
    Who is behind the peel, and what is your universe?Peel five Breton or Mayan musicians from different backgrounds!Our music draws its inspiration from the vast North American folk tradition, while at the same time modernizing it. Can you tell us about the album you are producing?So the album we are producing is the first of this project, so we want to release an album that fits the general mood of the group. It can be mesmerizing as well as catchy music with a lot of work around the voices. How do you work with the organization of your topics?For all the songs, we act the same way. They are first composed by the singer, who writes all the songs, or by the guitarist.Then it is the work of arranging with all the musicians.So everyone is involved in the making of a song. Peel means earth / zone. What place does...
    THE Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver has been accused of sending unwanted, sexually suggestive messages to more than a dozen men online. The men allege that Weaver sometimes would offer them employment or political advancement, according to The New York Times. 6John WeaverCredit: NBC News Who is Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver? John Weaver is an American political consultant best known for his work on the John McCain presidential campaigns of 2000 and 2008. He's worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and as the chief strategist for the 2016 presidential campaign of Republican John Kasich. In 2019, Weaver and fellow Republican operatives George Conway, Steve Schmidt and Rick Wilson wrote an op-ed published in The New York Times calling for Donald Trump to be defeated in the 2020 presidential election. 6John Weaver has been accused by more than a dozen men of sending unwanted, sexually suggestive messages onlineCredit: CBS...
    JOHN Weaver, a co-founder of The Lincoln Project and longtime Republican strategist, has been accused of sending unsolicited, predatory messages to at least 21 men. Among the messages were some sent to a 14-year-old boy, according to the New York Times, where Weaver allegedly asked about the teen's body. 5John Weaver has been accused of sending unsolicited, predatory texts to 21 menCredit: cunytv75 5Several of the men said the messages Weaver sent them were overtly sexualCredit: Twitter/PopeHamiltonIII Weaver, who worked on John McCain's presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2008 and helped fund the anti-Donald Trump PAC The Lincoln Project, only had sexual contact with one of the men, which was consensual, according to the outlet. Many of the others, however, reported feeling preyed upon, according to interviews, as Weaver allegedly suggested that he could get the men jobs in politics in exchange for them engaging with him. Weaver, 61,...
    Loading the player... The Lincoln Project has announced their plans to sue Rudy Giuliani for defamation after he falsely linked the organization to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection during an interview with Steve Bannon. Giuliani suggested that an individual from The Lincoln Project planned the riot on Bannon’s podcast on Friday and suggested that the members are “wolves in sheep’s clothing.” When Bannon asked who was connected to the organization, Giuliani refused to reveal his sources which led Bannon to challenge him, according to The Huffington Post. “This is why we’re getting blown up all the time. You can’t throw a charge out there like that and then say, ‘I got a double-secret-probation guy who I can’t mention!’” Bannon said to Giuliani. January 6th: Let’s have trial by combat!January 29th: It was the Lincoln Project’s fault. pic.twitter.com/S2fWZ3P9vD— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 29, 2021 Read More:...
    John Weaver, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project, has been accused of sending explicit messages to nearly a dozen young men, offering them career advice and jobs in exchange for sexual favors. Weaver, who formerly worked with the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), was accused by 21 men of sending unwarranted messages, one of which stated that he began receiving messages when he was 14 years old, according to the New York Times. According to the Times, Weaver told one young man that he would “spoil you when we see each other” and “help you other times. Give advice, counsel, help with bills. You help me … sensually.” The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican group, insists that it was unaware of the allegations until it started circulating in the news. “There was no awareness or insinuations of any type of inappropriate behavior when we became aware of...
    The anti-Donald Trump Lincoln Project released a statement on Sunday that addressed the reports of co-founder John Weaver’s alleged sexual harassment of young men. According to the statement, the political action committee was unaware of Weaver’s “secret life.” The group called Weaver — who is no longer with the group — a “predator, liar, and an abuser.” Author Ryan Girdusky, who broke the story earlier this month, claimed that Lincoln Project is lying about their ignorance of Weaver’s alleged sexual harassment. “This statement by the @ProjectLincoln is an absolute lie,” he tweeted. “Members did know. Young men approached them about the accusations. Members knew I was writing the story and warned John Weaver.” Girdusky noted that Lincoln Project ignored the accusations until the New York Times report that published on Sunday. “When young men approached them they ignored it. When they heard I was working on the story they warned...
    National Review Ten GOP Senators Propose COVID-19 Compromise Plan, Request Meeting with Biden Ten Republican senators on Sunday proposed their own framework for a COVID-19 relief package, calling on President Joe Biden to work alongside them in drafting the legislation. The lawmakers, including Senators Susan Collins (R., Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska), Mitt Romney (R., Utah) and Rob Portman (R., Ohio), sent a letter to Biden saying they “welcome the opportunity to work with (him) in a bipartisan manner to combat the Covid-19 virus and provide continued support to families struggling during the pandemic.” “In the spirit of bipartisanship and unity, we have developed a Covid-19 relief framework that builds on prior Covid assistance laws, all of which passed with bipartisan support,” they wrote. The framework aims to create a smaller, more targeted $600 billion relief bill in comparison to Biden’s sweeping $1.9 trillion proposal. The new proposal includes $160...
    Twenty-one men have accused John Weaver, co-founder of The Lincoln Project and a longtime Republican operative, of sending unwanted sexual messages, The New York Times reported on Sunday. One of the men was still in high school when Weaver began messaging him about his body, according to the Times. Accusations against Weaver were first reported by Forensic News. Several of the men were looking to get into politics, and they told the Times that they felt Weaver—who served as an adviser on John McCain and John Kasich’s presidential campaigns—was using his influence to pressure them into sex. The Times featured some of the messages Weaver sent the young men including one promising to “spoil you when we see each other. Help you other times. Give advice, counsel, help with bills. You help me … sensually.” Other young men told the Times of Weaver’s alleged sexual suggestiveness, and how...
    The Lincoln Project has issued a statement denouncing co-founder John Weaver as a “predator, a liar, and an abuser.” “John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level,” the Lincoln Project said in a Sunday statement. “He is a predator, a liar, and an abuser. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by his deplorable and predatory behavior.” The Lincoln Project today released the following statement. pic.twitter.com/k9QkUsiFO5 — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 31, 2021 Weaver apologized in early January for sending “inappropriate” messages to multiple men, according to Axios. He also announced that he is gay and said that he would not be returning to the Lincoln Project. “While I am taking full responsibility for the inappropriate messages and conversations, I want to state clearly that the other smears being leveled at me … are categorically...