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    More On: grandparents Sassy grandmas get real on new podcast ‘Call Your Grandmother’ Adorable Instagram account Drawings For My Grandchildren is now a book ‘Sassy’ TikTok grandma reveals how she exposed her cheating husband Family of grandparents attacked on subway platform speaks out on ‘heinous’ incident It’s never to late to do the right thing: A California grandfather who stole handcuffs from a cop when he was a teenager has returned them 60 years later. The 74-year-old man from Vista penned a letter to the Los Angeles Police Department last month saying he felt guilty every time he saw the handcuffs. The man explained he was a teenager living in Van Nuys when he saw a scuffle break out between an LAPD juvenile officer and a “young ruffian” at a Bob’s Big Boy restaurant, according to the letter shared by police on Thursday. During the scuffle, the...
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher reacted to San Francisco voting to rename several high schools by stating that “when you can’t put out the fires and you can’t build a house,” it makes it seem like virtue-signaling is “what the left is obsessed with, not real progress, this nonsense.” Maher said, “This is not affecting anybody’s lives. It’s this virtue-signaling of I’m going to disappear this person because in 1984 they didn’t replace the right flag. I’m not saying this is an important issue, I’m saying, when you can’t put out the fires and you can’t build a house, it just looks like this is what you spend your time doing. It looks to a lot of the country, this is what the left is obsessed with, not real progress, this nonsense.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Former CIA Director Michael Hayden cheered after President Biden said former President Donald Trump should not receive intelligence briefings, a much different response than he gave to a similar proposal just two and a half years ago. Biden told CBS News that Trump's "erratic behavior" justified pulling his access to intelligence briefings. Hayden reacted to the news with a chipper tweet, saying, "It’s about time!" But he wasn't so enthused two and a half years ago, when Trump was the one who reportedly considered restricting former President Barack Obama's access. In August 2018, Hayden told CNN the idea was "an almost unspeakable proposal” that is "so un-American. It’s hard to imagine that happening in any but the most autocratic governments in the world." The New Yorker reported that some of Trump's advisers proposed denying Obama access to intelligence briefings, while others told him of the importance of keeping his predecessors...
    MILLIONAIRES headed to a soggy campsite while a skint single mum and her pal jetted to Portugal after swapping trips on Channel 5's Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday.  Sunhil and Nilesh, from south west London, consider each other brothers, after going into business together.  9Sunhil and Nilesh are wealthy business men from south west London Sunhil, who has a property empire with houses in Dubai, boasts he made his first million by age 32, saying: “I’m a multi-millionaire. “The average 10 days holiday could total £10,000.” He drives a £100,000 Bentley, saying: “The interior of this car by itself is worth £20,000.” The loaded mates are swapping their usual five-star trips with unemployed Suzanne and Urshella, from Sydenham. 9Suzanne and Urshella are both job hunting back home in Sydenham The girls scrape their cash together to try and enjoy any sort of trip they can, previously eating free hotdogs at a...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper called out White House press secretary Jen Psaki during a segment Friday on calls for the Biden administration and covid task force to provide clarity on what exactly the plan for reopening schools nationwide is. To briefly recap: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said this week that “vaccinations of teachers is not a prerequisite for safely reopening schools,” only for Psaki to later say that she was just speaking in her “personal capacity.” Tapper started Friday by saying, “When it comes to the debate between health officials and government officials who argue that schools need to be open as soon as possible for in-person classes, with mitigation efforts in place, of course, there seems to be no daylight between the Biden White House and teachers’ unions.” After showing the clips of Walensky and Psaki, Tapper said clearly schools need to be made safe, proper mitigation must be...
    A Twitter war has broken out between big-serving American Reilly Opelka and a fan handle of current World Number 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas over the former’s post, complaining about the random testing protocol ahead of the Australian Open. Opelka tweet on players arriving for Covid tests touched off feud It all started after Opelka shared pictures of players, including Tsitsipas, arriving for tests on his Twitter handle, tagging with a one-word message, ‘MOOD’. The random tests followed after all Melbourne matches scheduled on Thursday were canceled in the wake of a tournament guard testing positive for COVID-19. The post drew censure from a tennis fan, who replied, “Go home Reilly, no one is forcing you to participate.” Opelka responded, saying he didn’t want to pack up and leave after all that he had to go through, adding that he realized that it didn’t make sense to travel to the Australian Open...
    Morgan Wallen's record label is remaining silent on their possible future with the country music star, after suspending him 'indefinitely' when he was caught on tape uttering a racial slur. Executives with Big Loud Records, which signed Wallen in 2016, did not respond to repeated messages from DailyMail.com on Friday, and have issued no further statements since suspending Wallen. It remained unclear whether the label intended to forgo any revenue from Wallen's two albums, including January's Dangerous: The Double Album, which has topped the Billboard 200 for the past three week.  Big Loud also isn't saying what the 'indefinite suspension' means, or whether they would reconsider teaming up with Wallen again after a review period. Morgan Wallen's record label Big Loud Records is remaining silent on their possible future with the country music star, after suspending him 'indefinitely' this week Wallen's second album with Big Loud, Dangerous: The...
    MTV/Facebook Cara Maria Sorbello The Challenge legend Cara Maria Sorbello recently revealed on social media that her beloved horse of 30 years, Garnett, had died. Fans of the show will likely remember that Cara Maria frequently spoke of her love of horses, specifically Garnett, and often posted about their adventures together. A few days after the announcement, she opened up about her loss and “saying goodbye” to her equine companion. In an Instagram post on February 4, Cara Maria shared the story of how she came to meet Garnett and their adventures together in a nearly-25-minute video. In the caption, she said, “Our story begins well before the 20 years that she was in my life.” She thanked her fans for their love and support and added, “Please know that I am doing OK. G was 30 years old and in a lot of pain in the end....
    Sunny Hostin said challenged Van Jones during Friday’s broadcast on ABC’s “The View,” saying that the Black community doesn’t trust him. Hostin argued that Jones’ support for some of former President Donald Trump’s policies put him at odds with many in the Black community who viewed him as a “political opportunist” and thought he provided “racial cover” for Trump. (RELATED: Sunny Hostin Says 74 Million Americans Have Been ‘Brainwashed’) WATCH: “You do spend a lot of time, you know, threading the middle and trying to unite, but people accuse you of being a political opportunist, and a chameleon,” Hostin said, noting that Jones had cheered Trump for policies like funding for Black colleges, opportunity zones and criminal justice reform. “People in the Black community don’t trust you anymore,” Hostin continued, asking Jones how he’d respond to that. “The entire quote I said was that Trump has done a...
    Musician Morgan Wallen was dropped by WME, the talent agency confirmed Friday to the Tennessean. Wallen was caught on video shouting the n-word following a night out with friends over the weekend, TMZ first reported Tuesday. NEW TONIGHT: Report: Morgan Wallen dropped from WME talent agency after using racial slur https://t.co/2p7C6c4GZQ — FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) February 5, 2021 “Take care of this “p*ssy ass motherf*cker,” Wallen said in the video. “Take care of this p*ssy ass n*****.” Wallen apologized after the video hit the internet. (RELATED: Morgan Wallen’s Music Dominates Top-10 Music Chart After Video Surfaces Of Him Saying The N-Word) “I’m embarrassed and sorry,” he said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. “I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise...
    NUTELLA is one of the nation’s favourite spreads and arguably goes well on anything, but it turns out you’ve probably been pronouncing it wrong your entire life.  Marking World Nutella Day, today, the team at the chocolate’s HQ decided to clarify how to say the famous name - which we didn't even realise we were doing it wrong.  4It turns out we've all probably been pronouncing Nutella wrong It turns out 87 per cent of us have been saying it incorrectly all these years -  with the most common mispronunciation putting the emphasis on the ‘U’. Some 78 per cent of people thought it was said phonetically as ‘Nutella’, while 12 per cent thought it was ‘Noutella’, six per cent said it as ‘Newtelluh’, while three per cent admitted they didn’t have a clue.  But it turns out the 12 per cent emphasising the ‘nou’ were right, with the correct...
    Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse is calling out state party members who he says are 'hacked off' that he condemned President Dump following the Jan. 6 riot. He released a YouTube video message to the state party's central committee where he said he was 'not bending the knee to one guy' and that the Republican Party was bigger than any one person. 'Politics isn't about the weird worship of one dude,' Sasse said. 'The party can purge Trump skeptics. But I'd like to convince you that not only is that civic cancer for the nation, it's just terrible for our party.'  'Politics isn't about the weird worship of one dude,' said Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse His appeal came after party members moved to censure him after he expressed openness to convicting Trump in his Senate impeachment trial.  Sasse cited his conservative voting record even as he let loose...
    It was hardly a shock that there was a public outcry when a star SoulCycle instructor revealed that she’d cut the COVID vaccine line. What’s more surprising is that the fitness giant is putting the boot in too. On Friday, Stacey Griffith — whose devotees include Madonna and Kelly Ripa — posted on Instagram about getting vaccinated at a Staten Island high school, and told the Daily Beast she qualified since she’s a wellness “educator.” After a backlash, Griffith apologized. But SoulCycle doesn’t seem quite ready to let her off the hook yet. We’re told a customer wrote an email to the fitness giant, explaining that it was especially upsetting to see Griffith get vaxxed because they had lost someone to the disease and were unable to get a shot for their immunocompromised relatives. The company replied in an email, seen by Page Six, saying that staffers had found it “personally really tough to learn of...
    More On: stacey griffith ‘Huge God complex’: Ex-SoulCycle staffer rips instructor who cut vax line Michelle Smith says SoulCycle’s Stacey Griffith is first woman she’s dated Celeb trainers join new socially distant fitness program in the Hamptons SoulCycle guru Stacey Griffith confirms romance with Milly’s Michelle Smith It was hardly a shock that there was a public outcry when a star SoulCycle instructor revealed that she’d cut the COVID vaccine line. What’s more surprising is that the fitness giant is putting the boot in too. On Friday, Stacey Griffith — whose devotees include Madonna and Kelly Ripa — posted on Instagram about getting vaccinated at a Staten Island high school, and told the Daily Beast she qualified since she’s a wellness “educator.” After a backlash, Griffith apologized. But SoulCycle doesn’t seem quite ready to let her off the hook yet. We’re told a customer wrote an email to the fitness giant, explaining that it was especially upsetting...
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    Yet another Super Bowl-winning, MVP quarterback has suggested Jacksonville should draft someone other than Trevor Lawrence with the first overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. The first was Brett Favre, who on Tuesday said Jacksonville should draft Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith and get a quarterback either later in the draft or in free agency. Former Washington quarterback Joe Theismann on Thursday told CBS Sports HQ he would draft another player at the position. “(It’s) really close,” Theismann told host Amanda Guerra. “We are sort of splitting hairs here a little bit but I would take (BYU quarterback Zach Wilson over Lawrence) as a matter of fact.” Said Theismann: “I think Zach, obviously, I just love the way he throws the football. It is hard to teach. We have seen people learn to perfect it a little bit. He has all the skills; he has a live arm, he...
    JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images Jess, a Black OB-GYN, recalls racist comments against Haitian patients at a former workplace.  In part due to biased beliefs about their bodies, she said the patients were commonly deprioritized. Black people are more likely to suffer pregnancy-related complications and death than white people.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jess's patient was undergoing an emergency C-section when she went into cardiac arrest. The woman had a high-risk pregnancy and needed chest compressions to survive.  And yet, Jess's supervisor, the attending physician, wasn't concerned. He was a white male, and the patient, a Creole-speaking woman from Haiti, was Black. "You can't kill a Creole," Jess, an OB-GYN of Afro-Caribbean descent who was a resident at the time, told Insider she heard him say.  Jess was appalled and "extremely uncomfortable." Without looking away from her computer, she said, "Not cool, guys." As she expected at...
    UK LEGAL & IPSO OKAY. WAITING ON US LEGAL OKAY. SINGER Otep Shamaya has claimed that Marilyn Manson's current wife used to make "hysterical" calls to her home in the early hours because he was "drugged" and "throwing knives at her". It comes after a string of allegations made by numerous women against the metal star, ranging from psychological abuse to domestic violence and rape. 5Marilyn Manson's wife Lindsay Usich used to make 'hysterical' late night calls about him, a friend has claimedCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Singer Otep Shamaya said she used to date a woman who was friends with UsichCredit: Shutterstock Manson has been dating wife Lindsay Usich since 2012, and the two married last year. Writing on Facebook, Shamaya, who fronts nu metal band Otep, said she used to date a woman who was friends with Usich. "Lyndsay used to call our house in the early...
    Republican Rep. Nancy Mace has revealed she flew her children out of Washington DC ahead of the Capitol riot after 'someone threatened to shoot her', as she hit out at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez again saying her 'exaggerating' events that day 'waters down everyone's trauma and experience'.  The freshman Republican congresswoman told Fox News' Sean Hannity Thursday night she sent her children home from the Capitol days before the attack amid escalating tensions in the run-up to the certification of the electoral college votes.    Mace also launched a fresh attack on AOC dismissing her account of the riot as 'not true' and doubling down on her claims that the mob 'didn't get anywhere near us'.  Mace said 'we have to separate fact from fiction' when recounting what happened during the January 6 insurrection that left five - including a Capitol cop - dead.  Her comments came after the two lawmakers traded blows on...
    The United Nations was roundly ridiculed on Twitter Thursday for offering a list of things that must be normalized for men, the first of which, was "crying." The other things that must be normalized for men, according to the U.N.’s entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, included "sharing the care, showing emotions, seeking help," and "sharing feelings." Twitter users were quick to mock the UN Women’s tweet, arguing that making these things a priority was not the best use of resources. SENATE COMMITTEE ADVANCES BIDEN UN PICK DESPITE CONTROVERSY OVER CHINA SPEECH "1.2 billion of US taxpayer-dollars at work," quipped Twitter user Tunku Varadarajan, a British-Indian writer, and journalist.   Mediate writer Caleb Howe said it wasn’t true that he never shared his feelings and offered to share how he felt about the post: "I share my feelings all the time. For example: I hate...
    New York Times bosses have vowed to 'improve our workplace culture' after more than 150 staffers wrote a letter saying they were 'outraged' that prominent reporter Donald McNeil Jr. (above) who allegedly used the N-word has not been fired  New York Times bosses have vowed to 'improve our workplace culture' after more than 150 staffers wrote a letter saying they were 'outraged' that a prominent reporter who allegedly used the N-word has not been fired. Three top bosses - Executive Editor Dean Baquet, Publisher A.G. Sulzberger and CEO Meredith Kopit Levien - were on Wednesday forced to defend the paper's handling of complaints made against star COVID-19 journalist Donald McNeil Jr.  The execs assured rattled staff they 'largely agree' with their concerns and promised they will see 'results' over how the company handles issues.   This came after a group of employees signed a letter to the executive leadership Wednesday...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan on Friday blamed Chinese "bullying" for Guyana's decision to revoke a deal for the island to open a representative office in the South American country, saying it had tried without success to get Guyana to change its mind. Taiwan had already begun initial operations at the office, in effect a de facto embassy, last month. It had been welcomed by Washington and condemned by Beijing, which claims Taiwan as its own territory with no right to state-to-state ties. Taiwan's Foreign Ministry said that because of Chinese pressure Guyana had "unilaterally" decided to back out of the deal, and Taiwan expressed deep regret it was unable to get the decision reversed. "We express our strongest dissatisfaction and condemnation of the Chinese government once again bullying and compressing Taiwan's international space and Taiwan's participation in international affairs," the ministry said. China's continued efforts to isolate Taiwan in the...
    EUROFAN Nicola Sturgeon was ridiculed last night after insisting that Brexit had nothing to do with the UK’s soaring vaccine rollout. Despite bungling by Brussels meaning the EU27 are struggling to jab their citizens, the SNP boss - who wants to re-join the bloc - said it was “too simplistic” to suggest leaving the EU has made the UK more nimble. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7Eurofan SNP boss Nicola Sturgeon was under fire as she insisted that the argument of Brexit helping the success of the UK's jab rollout success was 'too simplistic'Credit: AFP 7Nicola Sturgeon was ridiculed as she played down suggestions that leaving the EU had allowed Britain to perform better on Covid vaccinationsCredit: Getty - Pool The First Minister’s remarks came amid anger over low vaccination rates in the European Union and claims Brussels bureaucracy has stifled the...
    CNN’s Brianna Keilar chastised one of her guests Thursday for saying that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had run away from his duties “like a little girl.” Former House GOP investigative committee counsel Sophia Nelson argued that McCarthy should have done more to discipline freshman Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was stripped of her committee assignments in a House vote. (RELATED: ‘A Cautionary Tale’: Brianna Keilar Blames Dr. Birx For Failing To ‘Stand Up For Science’ When It Mattered) WATCH: “She talked about how she is a sinner and she has sought forgiveness, and far be it from us to get in the middle of that,” Keilar began. “She sought forgiveness from the Lord … and, look, that is for her to sort out. But the judgment day that she’s facing today is not before the Lord, it is before the House of Representatives.” “Amen,” Nelson replied....
    A former Northwestern University cheerleader is suing the school and demanding a jury trial, claiming she was sexually harassed and even groped by athletic department donors while she and her teammates were 'presented as sex objects' at various school fundraising events. Hayden Richardson, 22, who cheered at Northwestern from 2018 until last year, told Inside Edition that then-Wildcats cheerleading coach Pamela Bonnevier required the squad to 'mingle' with intoxicated fans at events without security.  'I was taking photos with fans that were grown men and they would put their hands too low,' Richardson said. 'Our coach [Bonnevier] condoned that behavior. She put us in these environments where she knew what was going on and she didn't do anything to stop that.'  Bonnevier has not worked at the school since October, Northwestern has confirmed, but it is unclear if these allegations played a factor in her tenure coming to an end....
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki walked back comments from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky suggesting that schools might be able to reopen before all teachers have received a vaccine to prevent Covid-19. “The director of the CDC … said they haven’t issued their final guidance, and we, of course, wait for that process to complete and see its way through,” Psaki told reporters at a White House briefing. Walensky suggested at a briefing the previous day that she was receptive to the idea of reopening schools. “There is increasing data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated,” she told reporters. “Vaccinations of teachers is not a prerequisite for safely reopening schools.” Psaki subsequently suggested that Walensky was speaking in her “personal capacity,” the first time Psaki has resorted to arguing that an administration...
    President Joe Biden said Russia needed to free Alexei Navalny 'immediately' as he said the United States will no longer 'roll over' to President Vladimir Putin 'like my predecessor.'  The tough and anti-Trump talk came Thursday when Biden made his first trip to a cabinet agency, the State Department, under the leadership of his longtime aide, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, and called for 'reclaiming our credibility and moral authority.'  'Much of which has been lost,' Biden uttered.  There, Biden also said he would 'take on directly' the challenges posed the the U.S.'s 'most serious competitor,' China.  President Joe Biden spoke at the State Department Thursday and demanded that Russia release Alexei Navalny 'immediately'  'We'll confront China's economic abuses, counter its aggressive coercive action [and] push back on China's attack on human rights, intellectual property and global governance,' Biden said.  'But we're ready to work with Beijing when it's...
    Musician Morgan Wallen’s music dominated the top 10 of Apple’s Top 100 chart Wednesday after he was dropped from his label for saying the n-word on video. Wallen only had one song in Apple’s top 10 as of Monday, “Wasted On You,” according to an archive of the chart. Wallen released the song in April 2020 and it has spent the last 25 days on the chart, according to the archive. “Wasted On You” had climbed one spot to number four by Tuesday. Morgan Wallen’s music takes over the Top 10 of US iTunes songs chart after racial slur controversy. He currently occupies half of the Top 10. pic.twitter.com/OEdzlsqvyc — Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 4, 2021 After news of the video broke Wednesday, Wallen had four songs in the top 10: “Wasted On You,” “More Than My Hometown,” “Sand In My Boots” and “7 Summers.” Wallen had 12 songs...
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Guy Benson Show,” Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) stated that schools that have a business model where they don’t get paid if they aren’t open have opened, but in public schools, where “you’re going to get paid whether you show up or not, it seems to be the teachers’ unions are saying, we’re not going to open.” Cassidy said, “Parochial schools have opened. Charter schools have opened. If — you know, if your business model is you don’t get paid unless you’re open, by golly, they open. If your business model is, you’re going to get paid whether you show up or not, it seems to be the teachers’ unions are saying, we’re not going to open.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    CNN anchor Brianna Keilar chided a guest on her program for derisively comparing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to a “little girl.” During a discussion about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) in the 1 p.m. hour Thursday, Keilar took exception to a comment from Sophia Nelson, former House GOP investigative committee counsel. Nelson criticized the House leader for shirking his responsibilities by not meting out discipline to the Georgia representative. “The spin here Kevin McCarthy started last night when he ran away like a little girl from his duties,” Nelson said. “And I probably shouldn’t have just said that. I’m going to get in trouble.” Indeed, Keilar promptly called out her guest. “Don’t disparage little girls,” Keilar said. “Do not disparage little girls.” “Right,” Keilar’s colleague, Gloria Borger added. Nelson didn’t hesitate in agreeing with Keilar that she had misspoken. “You’re right,” Nelson said. “”I take that back. And...
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    During a press conference on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky’s comments earlier in the day that teachers do not need to be vaccinated in order for schools to safely reopen by stating that the CDC hasn’t “released their official guidance” on “what would be needed to ensure the safe reopening of schools.” Psaki said, “I saw the comments of Dr. Walensky, but I will say that even she would say, if she were standing here — she’s welcome to come anytime, but she’s in Atlanta — that they have not released their official guidance yet from the CDC on the vaccination of teachers and what would be needed to ensure the safe reopening of schools. And so, we’d certainly defer to that, which we hope to see soon.” Walensky reiterated her comments during an interview after Psaki’s press briefing. (h/t Daily Caller)...
    KATIE Price dismissed her famous exes as "wet wipes" as she gushed about her love story with Carl Woods. The 42-year-old star revealed how she met her boyfriend, who she intends to marry this year, at Essex celeb hotspot Sheesh. 5Katie Price was gushing about boyfriend Carl Woods on her show todayCredit: Instagram Speaking on the Stereo app, she told listeners she had begged her pal Rochelle Wood to find her a real man - and she delivered Carl. Pricey explained: "I said to her, 'Come on, you must know a decent guy for me instead of all the wet wipes that I go for.'" She revealed that the restaurant supremo replied: "I have got one." Then, turning to Carl, who was on holiday when she called, Katie went on: "I didn't know you were away with a girl - even though you probably wished now you were with me."...
    Meghan McCain said Thursday that she could see “no middle ground” in the GOP over Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. McCain also argued on “The View” that members should have cast their votes publicly when they decided whether to oust Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership role, saying that it amounted to cowardice that they didn’t. (RELATED: ‘It’s So Good’: Meghan McCain Says She Could Watch Mike Lindell’s Newsmax ‘Meltdown’ 30 Times) WATCH: McCain began with Wednesday’s vote on Cheney, saying that despite claims from Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, she had escaped not only unscathed but with a decisive majority. “There was a feeling among people like Matt Gaetz saying we have the votes, we’re going to oust her from her role in third-in-line in leadership in the Congress, and she ended up being voted by a whopping 145 to 61 to stay. What that...
    Brynn Anderson/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.On January 6, we all watched as thousands of supporters of then-President Donald Trump, breached the security barriers and physically fought with law enforcement in order to storm the offices and chambers of the Capitol building. Urged on by Trump, their mission was to disrupt the counting of the electoral votes that would certify the presidential election for former vice president Joe Biden. Fueled by the lie that the election had been stolen from the then-President, the overwhelmingly white group rampaged through the building demanding blood. They searched for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), among other Democratic lawmakers, and chanting “Hang Mike Pence”—gallows had been constructed on the Capitol lawn. Their efforts to overturn the election results were unsuccessful, but five...
    The past few months have seen Washington Wizards superstar Bradley Beal featured in a plethora of trade rumors, including several that would have him changing teams ahead of the March 25 deadline. However, a new report suggests that the shooting guard might be staying put in the nation’s capital at least until the end of the 2020-21 campaign. On Thursday, ESPN’s Tim Bontemps wrote that this year’s trade deadline is expected to be a “quiet” one, considering how many top-tier players found new homes in the 2020 offseason. With Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rudy Gobert respectively signing lucrative extensions with the Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz, Beal is arguably the “biggest star” who could still be moved on or before March 25. However, Bontemps also noted that there haven’t been any signs that he is unhappy in Washington, despite the fact the Wizards are second-to-last in the Eastern Conference with a...
    A Nebraska priest is facing scrutiny within the Catholic Church after he was seen on video the day of the Capitol riot saying he performed an exorcism on the building. Rev. David Fulton, a pastor at St. Michael in Central City and St. Peter in Fullerton, told a videographer that he performed an exorcism on the Capitol while apparently praising those protesting the election results. Deacon Tim McNeil, the chancellor for the Archdiocese of Omaha, told the Omaha World-Herald on Monday that the situation “is an internal personnel matter that we are taking seriously.” The archdiocese said Fulton did not break “civil or ecclesiastical laws” but Omaha Archbishop George Lucas said through a spokesperson that Fulton is not an exorcist and did “misuse” his position as a priest by wearing his clerical collar. McNeil, relaying comments from the archbishop, said Fulton "should not have been there dressed as a priest. It was a misuse of his priestly ministry," the Omaha World-Herald reported....
    More On: education Biden’s would-be education secretary pioneered classroom race theory Dem bill spreads wealth upward and other commentary Staten Island borough president removes appointee for defiant Gifted and Talented vote Fauci says Biden’s push to reopen schools in 100 days ‘may not happen’ A high school principal in Oregon was slammed as a “BLM Marxist” for saying education has roots in “white supremacy.” Melissa Baran stoked rage among the Sherwood School District, located on the outskirts of Portland, for her comments during a Jan. 20 meeting with school board members, KOIN 6 reported. “Historically, our under-represented students, our most vulnerable students that are experiencing a variety of different circumstances, that the system hasn’t been working for them,” Baran, the principal of Sherwood High School, said. “Education as a whole was built on the system of oppression and white supremacy, and we are trying to talk about that more....
    Brett Favre is an "old school" kinda guy.  The former Green Bay Packers quarterback spoke to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday about recent reports that Deshaun Watson is unhappy with the Houston Texans organization and is demanding a trade.  JORDAN LOVE ON PACKERS’ QUARTERBACK SITUATION: ‘I DON’T MAKE THOSE CALLS’ Favre was blunt with his take, saying this sort of thing was "unheard of" during his time in the league, with a few exceptions.  "It’s a different day and time," he began by saying. "You know it’s not that long ago in some respects but in others, it was light years ago when I entered the league and it was almost unheard of for a player to demand, basically anything."  "I’m kind of old school," Favre continued. "I think you play. You get paid a ton of money to do a certain job and just do it and let the chips fall...
    Country Star Morgan Wallen has been dropped from radio networks and major streaming platforms after a video published showing the singer using the N-word after a night out with his friends. In a video apparently shot by Wallen’s neighbor, the country singer can be seen and heard returning to his Nashville home after an apparent night of partying with friends. Wallen says goodbye to his friends, referring to one of them as the N-word, according to a report by Variety. “I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better,” Wallen told TMZ, which published the video footage. In the video published on Tuesday, the singer appears to stumble toward his house, before telling someone to watch...
    Pop sensation Rihanna’s tweet over the farmers’ protest led to chaos on the micro-blogging site. While a few lauded the singer for talking about it, some even slammed her for the act. We even saw Greta Thunberg showing extending her support over the same. Since then a lot has been happening. After the global stars mentioned about the ongoing protest, Bollywood directors, actors tweeted to stay united along with bashing international comments. Now, Sonu Sood, who has been in favour of the farmers have tweeted a simple message taking a dig at the celeb war. Rihanna Tweets About Farmer Protests in India, Leaves Indian Fans Divided. The actor took to Twitter and wrote, “galat ko sahi kahogy, toh neend kaise aegi? (If you support the wrong by saying it’s right, how will you get sleep?). Sood’s this reaction to the mayhem online is proof that he always speaks his mind and...
    SCARLETT Moffatt has put a special 'Covid-safe' toilet in her house for her family to use. The former Gogglebox star, 30, and boyfriend Scott Dobson have started a huge renovation process on their brand new property. 7Scarlett Moffatt impressed fans with her special Covid-free toiletCredit: Instagram The couple purchased their "forever home" after the reality star sold her Bishop Auckland pad for just £400,000 back in December. Since then Scarlett has launched an Instagram page named Our Bonnie Barn to share updates on her new property's transformation over the next few months. The telly favourite told her fans that she plans to have her friends and family round when things return to normal. The star shared a snap of her newly decorated downstairs bathroom - and it looks like Scarlett has gone the extra mile to ensure her bathroom remains Covid-free. 7The reality star is renovating her 'forever home' with boyfriend...
    TOKYO — Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, said Thursday he would not resign despite pressure on him to do so after he made derogatory comments about women earlier in the week. The controversy over the gaffe-prone former Japanese prime minister is one more problem facing organizers and the International Olympic Committee as they try to pull off the postponed Games in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. They are scheduled to open July 23. “I am not thinking to resign,” Mori said. “I have been working hard and helped devotedly for seven years. I will not be stepping down.” Mori was reported by the daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun as saying during an online meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee board of directors earlier in the week that women talk too much in meetings. His comments created a storm in Japan, where women are grossly underrepresented...
    A PLACE In The Sun presenter Jasmine Harman showed fans her lockdown weight gain as she admitted she was "struggling". The 45-year-old star said she had stopped exercising and binged whole tubs of ice-cream in a very honest post. 8TV star Jasmine Harman showed followers a picture of her before lockdownCredit: Instagram 8She then showed fans what she looked like now in the same outfit The popular star, who hosts Channel 4's A Place In The Sun with Jonnie Irwin posted a picture of her before and after lockdown. She told her Instagram followers she'd watched herself in a re-run of the show and wished she could look that "perfect again". Jasmine wrote: "Pre-lockdown Vs NOW! Do you ever watch television and wish you were as perfect as the people you see on TV? "It happened to me today. I watched myself on TV and wondered if I could ever...
    (CNN)T.J. Osborne, the lead vocalist of Brothers Osborne, the band he formed with his brother John Osborne, has publicly shared for the first time that he is gay. The "Stay a Little Longer," singer tells Time that while his close-knit Nashviile community knew for years, he is now ready to tell the world. "I'm very comfortable being gay," Osborne told the publication, adding, "I find myself being guarded for not wanting to talk about something that I personally don't have a problem with. That feels so strange."He added that he knows some fans will ask why he needed to come out, saying: "People will ask, 'Why does this even need to be talked about?' and personally, I agree with that.' But for me to show up at an awards show with a man would be jaw-dropping to people. It wouldn't be like, 'Oh, cool!'"The CMA Award winning singer said he...
    A USA Today columnist has come under fire for claiming that Tom Brady's 'white privilege' has protected him against criticism for his support of Donald Trump.  On Tuesday, Nancy Armour took aim at the quarterback in her column, saying 'Tom Brady was happy to talk politics until he wasn’t.' She points out Brady's previous support of Trump, which famously included a 'Make America Great Hat' appearing in his New England Patriots locker back in September 2015. Brady also referred to Trump as a friend and said 'it would be great' if he were to win the 2016 election, which he did. In recent years, however, Brady - a quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who is set to add to his football legacy when he plays in this Sunday's Super Bowl - has all but stopped talking about Trump publicly as his presidency became mired in controversy.  Tom Brady (right)...
    Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini called out Morgan Wallen after he was suspended from his record label for saying the N-word in a leaked video.  Less than 24 hours after footage of the 27-year singer showed him shouting the racial slur was published on TMZ, the female country stars condemned his actions.   After a fan tweeted that 'if a female artist did 5% of the sh*t [Wallen] has pulled she would be dropped immediately by everyone,' both Morris and Ballerini agreed that women are held to a higher standard than men in the music industry.  Zero tolerance: Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini called out Morgan Wallen after he was suspended from his record label for saying the N-word in a leaked video (pictured in 2020)
    The same day Jared Dudley’s book was released, Paul George responded in a big way. While George might not concern himself with the comments of a Lakers bench player, one look at social media on Wednesday would’ve distracted him enough from his daily routine. Dudley released a book detailing the Lakers bubble journey. One specific section stated that the Lakers took offense to comments from George earlier that season, in which he claimed the Clippers were the team to beat in Los Angeles. Obviously, by the end of the 2019-20 campaign, the Lakers proved George incorrect. But evidently the comment coming specifically from a player of George’s caliber irked Dudley and Co. “But we think it’s disrespectful for Paul George, who hasn’t won, to put himself on the level of Bron (LeBron James) and AD (Anthony Davis),” wrote Dudley. “This motivates us. When we see those guys around the compound,...
    By STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — Derogatory comments about women made earlier in the week by Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee and a former prime minister, could force him to resign. It's one more problem the postponed Tokyo Olympics don't need as organizers and the International Olympic Committee try to pull off the games in the midst of a pandemic. They are to open on July 23. The organizing committee said Thursday it did not have a statement but expected to have one later in the day. In an on-line meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee board of directors earlier in the week, Mori was reported by the daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun saying women talk too much in meetings. His comments have created a storm in Japan where women are grossly under-represented in politics and in board rooms. In an interview with...
    TOKYO (AP) — Derogatory comments about women made earlier in the week by Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee and a former prime minister, could force him to resign. It’s one more problem the postponed Tokyo Olympics don’t need as organizers and the International Olympic Committee try to pull off the games in the midst of a pandemic. They are to open on July 23. The organizing committee said Thursday it did not have a statement but expected to have one later in the day. In an on-line meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee board of directors earlier in the week, Mori was reported by the daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun saying women talk too much in meetings. His comments have created a storm in Japan where women are grossly under-represented in politics and in board rooms. In an interview with the Japanese newspaper Mainichi published...
    A British woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai after her Ukrainian flatmate reported her to police for saying 'f*** you' in a Whatsapp row about table manners.  The woman, 31 and a human resources manager from Gloucestershire, made the comment in October amid an argument over who used the dining table for work during lockdown.   The woman had previously lived trouble free in Dubai since 2018. She had decided to return home permanently to be close to her family and start a new job. However, she was barred from leaving Dubai and hauled off a flight home to the UK on Saturday.  The Briton had already shipped her belongings home and was securing herself a seat on one of the limited flights when she was pulled aside by airport authorities. She was then told she could not leave and that there was a police case against her. ...
    House Republicans hosted a heated 'family discussion' over the fate of Number Three leader Rep. Liz Cheney over her vote to impeach President Trump – something she refused to apologize for.  'I won't apologize for the vote,' she told colleagues in a roughly eight minute speech. She won the backing of Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who called for continuity even as he himself took heat for flying to Mar-a-Lago to meet with Trump just days after condemning his actions in his own impeachment speech where he ended up siding with the president.  'I want this leadership team to stay together,' said McCarthy, who wants to work with Trump to win back the majority and hopefully become Speaker.  The closed-door meeting quickly devolved into an gripe-fest. Rep. Tom Rice of Pennsylvania criticized McCarthy for his Trump meeting, which comes amid a GOP civil war over Trumpism, Politico reported.   GOP Conference...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden saying that the 'vast majority' of FBI agents are 'decent, honorable people' after two were murdered during a child porn raid.  During Wednesday's press briefing, Psaki was asked twice about why Biden delineated in such a way during remarks he made Tuesday from the Oval Office.  'Because I think he believes that the men and women who have been serving our country in a variety of capacities have, you know, been criticized, been - some have been threatened, the roles they're playing have been questioned over the last several years,' Psaki responded on second asking. 'And he wanted to reiterate his support for the important work they do.'   White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden saying that the 'vast majority' of FBI agents are 'decent, honorable people,' with reporters asking why the president didn't say 'all' agents...
    A CHURCH OF ENGLAND clergyman yesterday branded the commemoration of Captain Sir Tom Moore as a “cult of white British nationalism”. The Reverend Jarel Robinson-Brown appeared to dismiss the efforts of the war hero, which had been praised by the Archbishop of Cantebury and political leaders. Twitter 9 Reverend Jarel Robinson-Brown appeared to dismiss the efforts of the war hero EPA 9 Captain Tom Moore died this week after contracting Covid-19 Twitter 9 This is the now-deleted tweet The cleric, who was newly appointed to a prestigious post by the Bishop of London, said he would not join in on yesterday’s national clap to mark the Mr Moore’s death. In a now-deleted tweet, he wrote: “The cult of Captain Tom is a cult of White British Nationalism. I will offer prayers for the repose of his kind and generous soul, but I will not be joining the...
    New York Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back at Republican critics who accused her of lying about her traumatic experiences during the Capitol riot. Ocasio-Cortez, 31, has twice spoken on Instagram Live about her terror on January 6, and on Monday night tearfully revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault as she talked about the fear she felt during the deadly insurrection. Yet Republicans, led by alt-right agitator Jack Posobiec, have accused her of faking her story. 'AOC wasn't in the Capitol building during her 'near death' experience,' he tweeted. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was discussing the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection on Instagram Live on Monday night He then showed a map, with her office in the Cannon House Office Building highlighted, and an arrow pointing towards the Capitol Rotunda. Ocasio-Cortez responded, describing Posobiec's claims as 'the latest manipulative take on the right.' She pointed...
    A woman has skewered Kim Kardashian's SKIMS line in a viral video review, saying the too-small shapewear made her look like the 'Pillsbury Doughboy.'  Adria Barich, 23, from Nevada, shared footage of herself modeling the brand's $32 sculpting briefs on TikTok — and she didn't hold back while pointing out all of its flaws.  'This video is for Kim Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian only,' Adria announces at the start of the clip, which has been viewed more than 9.2 million times. 
    CELEBS Go Dating's Sophie Hermann burst into tears as she opened up about her "toxic" relationship - saying "I hate everyone". The Made In Chelsea star, 34, spoke about her past for the first time on the E4 dating show on Wednesday night. 5Sophie broke down in tears on Celebs Go Dating Sitting down with Celebs Go Dating experts Paul Carrick Brunson and Anna Williamson, Sophie ended up breaking down in tears as she labelled the relationship a "toxic drug". Anna said to the reality star: "It's important to really think about values and what ones are playing into your thoughts, your behaviours, your actions. "So respect, can we ask you to talk us through what that value is all about for you." Sophie then said: "I've been in very toxic relationships before. One was the hardest time of my life. 5She spoke about her...
    A WOMAN has sparked a debate about the “correct” way to get butter out from a tub - and some people say her method is "weird". Jules Ross shared a photo of how she doesn’t scrape along the top, but instead likes to dig down from one side to the other.  2Jules Ross has divided the internet after sharing a photo of how she scrapes butter from a tubCredit: Facebook / Jules Ross Taking to the Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas, she wrote: “My husband thinks I’m weird, does anyone else scrape their butter from the tub this way? “I’ve always done it.” Her butter scraping method clearly divided social media users, with some saying it gave them “anxiety” but others saying they do the same as she does.  One person who was shocked at her revelation, said: “Totally bonkers.” 2Her butter scraping method clearly divided social media...
    CHRISSY Teigen mourns baby Jack on his expected due date four months after death and says the stomach spasms are "him saying hi." The model and mom who is married to John Legend took to Twitter to pay tribute to her little boy and opened up about her pregnancy loss. 11Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to address her pregnancy loss four months ago 11Chrissy said the spasms 'never stop' in a series of tweetsCredit: Twitter "My little jack would have been born this week so I'm a bit off," Chrissy wrote. "I truly feel kicks in my belly, but it's not phantom. "I have surgery for endometriosis tomorrow...but the period feeling this month is exactly like baby kicks. sigh." Chrissy then shared a video of her stomach appearing to move and said she'll "pretend it’s him saying hi - it never stops." "Can anyone tell me their experience after...
    These cities want to give grocery store workers hazard pay New stimulus check would target the next payment in nearly every way. Heres how Vale Set to Sign Multibillion-Dollar Settlement for Dam Disaster (Bloomberg) -- Two years after the Brumadinho dam collapse killed 270 people and cost Vale SA the title of world’s biggest iron ore miner, the company is set to sign a compensation settlement with Brazilian authorities. © Bloomberg Residents survey damage after a Vale SA dam burst in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. A Brazilian judge has blocked 1 billion reais ($265 million) from Vale SA while environmental authorities imposed a $66 million fine on the miner after a tailings dam it owns burst on Friday in the second deadly accident in the same mining region in just over three years. Representatives of the Rio de Janeiro-based producer will sit down...
    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...
    IT'S A Sin has been dubbed a TV triumph, as viewers have both wept and laughed at the heart wrenching series. But some fans have been left wondering about the meaning behind the refrain 'La', used by the show's main characters. 4The residents of the Pink Palace say 'La' to each other throughout the seriesCredit: Ben Blackall 2019 What does 'La' mean in It's A Sin? The exclamation is used by the housemates of the Pink Palace towards each other throughout the series. On companion show It’s a Sin: After Hours, Russell T Davies revealed that the saying is an "in-joke". He said: “I put it in because that’s how groups of friends work and I don’t think you ever see that often enough on television and in films. “Groups of people who spend a lot of time together have these codes and jokes and in-jokes. 4Russell T Davies revealed that the...
    A Catholic priest from Nebraska was filmed talking about how he performed an 'exorcism' at the US Capitol during the January 6 MAGA riots.  The Rev David Fulton, a pastor at two churches in central Nebraska, was among the thousands of Donald Trump supporters who gathered at the Capitol in protest as Congress met to certify Joe Biden's victory.  Footage has now emerged of Fulton speaking to a videographer, Eddie Becker, about how he performed an exorcism on a demon named 'Baphomet' who he said is 'dissolving the country'.   Becker told the Omaha World-Herald that Fulton was walking toward the west side of the Capitol when the pair struck up a conversation at about 3.25pm, after other rioters had already breached the building.  Fulton, who was wearing a clerical collar, says that he's a 'Roman Catholic' from Nebraska and holds up a book entitled: 'Minor Exorcisms and Deliverance Prayers in...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The debate over school choice has returned to the New Hampshire Statehouse, pushed by a larger Republican majority and a growing number of parents frustrated by the coronavirus pandemic. A bill before the House Education Committee on Tuesday would create “education freedom accounts” that could be used toward private or home school expenses. Participants would get about $4,500, the average amount the state pays per pupil to school districts. Unlike a similar bill that was defeated in 2018, the new version would make accounts available to all students, not just those from low-income families and those living in underperforming districts. “Under this horrible disease we’re under, COVID-19, I firmly believe this is a good solution for the families of New Hampshire to help them in the best way to educate their children,” said House Speaker Sherm Packard, R-Londonderry, who took over as lead sponsor of the...
    THE Chase star Anne Hegerty has defended controversially swimming with dolphins in the chasers' travel show after coming under fire from the RSPCA. The Governess and her co-stars Mark Labbett and Shaun Wallace were seen interacting with the marine mammals at a facility in Florida as they tested animal intelligence in the opening episode of The Chasers Road Trip: Trains, Brains and Automobiles. 3Anne Hegerty has hit back at viewers who complained about her swimming with dolphins in The Chasers Road Trip. Animal charity RSPCA stated their "disappointment" with programme makers after the footage aired, saying: "Keeping dolphins and whales captive deprives them of some of the most basic freedoms and causes them unacceptable levels of stress and suffering." Springwatch star Chris Packham, 59, labelled the segment "unacceptable", while viewers said they were "disgusted", with one tweeting: "These dolphins may look happy but they are suffering.” 3Anne insisted that the dolphins...
    Country singer Morgan Wallen has issued an apology after a video surfaced showing him using the N-word. "I'm embarrassed and sorry," Wallen, 27, said in a statement shared with Fox News. "I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better," he continued. Wallen's remorse comes after TMZ posted a video of the "Wasted On You" singer's return home on Sunday night with a group of friends. The clip shows Wallen walking up his driveway as he refers to one of his friends as the N-word and uses other profanities. ‘SNL,’ MORGAN WALLEN JOKE ABOUT COUNTRY SINGER LOSING GUEST SPOT FOR VIOLATING NBC’S CORONAVIRUS PROTOCOL  In this image released on October 21, Morgan Wallen performs at Ruskin Cave...
    Tucker Carlson has labelled 'farcical' a New York University study into censorship of conservatives on social media, after the authors admitted there was no data to support their findings. On Monday NYU researchers published 'False Accusation: The Unfounded Claim that Social Media Companies Censor Conservatives.' In their report, the authors stated that claims of anti-conservative bias are 'a form of disinformation: a falsehood with no reliable evidence to support it.' Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night used his show to discuss a new report from NYU foxnews Privacy Policy But he highlighted how, on page 16 of the 28-page report, they also state there is insufficient evidence to make conclusions. 'Conservatives do get suspended or banned for violating Twitter's rules against such things as harassment, hateful conduct, or, as in Trump's case, glorifying violence,' the authors write. 'But liberals are excluded in this fashion, as well. 'Pinning down precise...
    A San Francisco high school teacher was taken to school herself on Twitter after penning an opinion piece complaining that the recent Internet memes celebrating Sen. Bernie Sanders inaugural attire displayed white male privilege. Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, claimed the memes, which feature photos of the Vermont independent in a casual gray winter coat and mittens made from a recycled sweater, were a contrast to others at the ceremony in fancier attire. "Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist, but he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel," Seyer-Ochi wrote. She said she talked with her students over Zoom "about gender and the possible meanings of the attire chosen by Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, the Biden grandchildren, Michelle Obama, Amanda Gorman, and others. We referenced the female warriors inspiring these women, the...
    Sephora is facing backlash from conservatives over its decision to end a partnership with beauty blogger and pro-Trump YouTube personality Amanda Ensing. Ensing, who has 1.4 million Instagram followers, urged followers to boycott the beauty brand after it cut ties with her last week over tweets she sent about the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. "#BoycottSephora for saying conservatives, like myself, don’t align with @Sephora 'values around inclusivity,'' Ensing tweeted Sunday. #BoycottSephora for saying conservatives, like myself, don’t align with @Sephora “values around inclusivity” My statement here: https://t.co/5up60UGCy3 pic.twitter.com/uG3pOyTiTI— Amanda Ensing (@AmandaEnsing) January 31, 2021 On Sunday, she posted a reaction video to Instagram during which she slammed Sephora, saying what they did to her was "not OK." "I have never done anything that is violent," she said. "I feel as if I was baited into signing this agreement on false hope."   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by amanda ensing (@amandaensing) Other right-leaning...
    MARRIED At First Sight Australia fans rounded on Susie Bradley last night after she reduced sweet-natured husband Billy Vincent to tears. In scenes one viewer called "difficult to watch" she erupted in rage in a row over sugar substitute. 6Married At First Sight's Billy Vincent was reduced to tears at the beach The 27-year-old nurse insisted Billy lied about having Splenda in the house and for claiming he hadn't surfed for a while when he had. He insisted: “If I lied to you and I was cheating on you, yes we'd have a problem, but this is ridiculous.” The argument that followed saw deep-thinking hunk Billy sobbing on the beach with a towel around his shoulders. He said sadly: "I thought it was going to be a good day - but it's not. It's just the same old stuff over and over." 6He said he'd had enough of 'being belittled'...
    President Biden expressed condolences to the families of two FBI agents killed while trying to serve a warrant in connection with a child pornography and violence against children investigation in Florida Tuesday, then added that the "vast, vast majority" of U.S. law enforcement officers were "decent, honorable people." "They put their lives on the line and it’s a hell of a price to pay," Biden said from behind his desk in the Oval Office. "And every single day…by and large the vast, vast majority of these men and women are decent, honorable people who put themselves on the line. We owe them." He said he had not yet had the chance to speak with the victims' families and did not plan to do so Tuesday. FBI REVEALS IDENTITIES OF TWO AGENTS KILLED WHILE TRYING TO SERVE SERACH WARRANT IN CHILD PORN CASE "I was briefed on this tragedy earlier today, and...
    VIDEO2:0502:05Options Action: SilverOptions Action Silver is crashing back to earth after having its best day in more than 12 years on Monday as the Reddit rebellion set its sights on the commodity as well as several miners and the SLV ETF that tracks the silver space. While the rally is certainly taking a rest today, plenty of options traders used Monday as a way to position themselves for the possibility of much bigger gains in the near future. "[SLV] saw more than five times the average daily call volume trade today, and it normally trades quite a lot, about half a million contracts. Today, more than 2.5 million contracts [traded]. Most of that activity was concentrated in the 30-strike calls that expire at the end of this week, next week, and also going out to March," Optimize Advisors CIO Michael Khouw said Monday on CNBC's "Fast Money." The calls expiring...
    The two largest teachers’ unions in the U.S. released a joint statement on Tuesday calling for controversial GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) to be removed from the House Education Committee. The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) released a letter addressed to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyMcConnell says Taylor Greene's embrace of conspiracy theories a 'cancer' to GOP, country Democrats moving swiftly to remove Greene from committees Parkland victim's mother urged Rep. Greene to stop saying shootings were faked MORE (R-Calif.) imploring him to remove Greene from the Education Committee, saying she lacked the “judgment, empathy or wisdom” to have responsibility over learning environments. “On behalf of the nation’s two leading teachers’ organizations, representing more than 4 million educators nationwide, we request that you immediately rescind the appointment of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor,”...
    Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” recounted the experience she had with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)  during the deadly riots on Capitol Hill. O’Donnell asked, “Congresswoman Porter, what was that like for you, and did you know just how deep Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’s fears were at that time?” Porter said, “Well, first, you know, she saw me, and we waved. I went into my office. A couple of seconds later, she knocked, and she said, you know, could we come in? I said, of course. Her staffer was trying to describe what had happened. And Alex is really usually, like, unfailingly polite and very personable, and she wasn’t even really talking to me. She was opening up doors, and I was like, can I help you? Like, what are you looking for? And she said I’m looking for where I’m going to hide. And the thing that will always stay with...
    Ana Navarro said Tuesday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s plan to speak with freshman Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was not enough. Navarro made an unscheduled appearance on ABC’s “The View” and argued that Greene should at the very least be stripped of her appointment to the House Education Committee. WATCH: Cohost Whoopi Goldberg began the segment by noting that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had spoken out against the more radical elements within the Republican Party — and most assumed that he was likely referring to Greene. Navarro responded then, saying that a large number of Republicans had left the party in the days that followed the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. (RELATED: ‘White Slavery’: Ana Navarro Says Kevin McCarthy Visiting Trump And ‘Kissing The Ring’ Looked Like Slave And Master) “I think what Mitch McConnell did was frankly fill in the vacuum left by...
    A SINGLE mum was left in hysterics over a note her 10-year-old daughter wrote to her saying she doesn’t “need men”. Deborah Goldman, from Southend-on-Sea, shared a photo of little Jessie’s adorable letter to Facebook and said her “work as a mum is done.” 5Single mum Deborah Goldman showed a note that daughter Jessie, 10, wrote for her telling her she doesn't need a manCredit: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS/Facebook Taking to the Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas, the proud mum said: “A letter that my ten-year-old daughter wrote to me.  “This is something they don’t teach you at school! My work as a mum is done.” The note read: “You are the most incredible mummy ever”, and then listed reasons why she loved her.  These included “you are powerful”, “you’re funny” and “you are caring”.  5Deborah shared a photo of little Jessie’s adorable letter to Facebook and...
    Amazon will pay $61.7 million to Flex drivers to settle allegations of stolen tips, after an extensive investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission. The figure represents the total amount of allegedly withheld tips over the two-and-a-half years that Amazon Flex’s controversial base pay system was in place. The practice of using tips to pay drivers base salaries generated significant outcry when it was revealed by The Los Angeles Times’s Johana Bhuiyan in February 2019. Amazon initially defended the practice, saying drivers still received 100 percent of the tips sent by customers, even in instances when those tips displaced base pay that would otherwise have been provided by Amazon. According to the FTC complaint, Amazon used this ambiguity to recruit drivers with promises of high base wages and the potential for significant tips — then pad its own bottom line by using tipped income to make up much of the...
    One of SoulCycle’s star instructors has drawn a barrage of criticism for getting a COVID-19 vaccine by claiming she is an educator. Stacey Griffith, 52, posted Friday on Instagram that she had driven from Manhattan to Staten Island to get the vaccination. “Now I can teach @soulcycle with a little more faith that we’re all gonna be OK,” she said. Under New York’s phased rollout, the vaccine is now available to people over 65, health care workers, first responders, public transit employees, grocery store employees, correctional workers, group home residents, and teachers and other school staffers. In an interview Friday with the Daily Beast, Griffith was still characterizing her vaccination as an act that required no defense. She said she publicized it to demonstrate her “confidence in the system,” and she added: “All teachers are eligible to apply for the vaccine.” By the following day, the uproar was such that...
    VICTORIA Beckham has shared sweet notes from daughter Harper, 9, telling her and David how much she loves them. The Spice Girl turned fashion designer, 46, posted the adorable hand-written letters on her Instagram stories. 9Harpe,9, surprised her mum and dad with love letters at bedtimeCredit: Instagram Little Harper Beckham poured out her heart in sweet hand-written notes to her parents. The 9-year-old wrote in a letter to her Posh Spice mum Victoria: "Dear Mummy, I love you so much and you are my best friend ever. I love when we always do our make-up together. You are my heart and I love you. Sleep well, sweet dreams." She then signed it off with several kisses, and wrote "Love Harper." David Beckham's doting daughter then penned an equally as sweet note to her dad. 9Victoria proudly showed fans her daughter's letterCredit: Instagram 9Victoria wrote: "Someone loves daddy very much."Credit: Instagram...
    THE Tipping Point viewers have been swooning over a hunky London doctor saying "he can jab me any time". They flocked to Twitter to gush about handsome GP Gabriel as he took part in the ITV gameshow yesterday. 9Gorgeous Gabriel had everyone's voteCredit: ITV Londoner Gabriel, 40, caused quite a stir among viewers when he appeared on Tipping Point. One wrote on Twitter: "Gabriel can jab me anytime he wants!" Another said: "Wish Gabriel was my doctor #tippingpoint." A third chimed in: "Gabriel is so lovely #tippingpoint." 9Gabriel was an instant hit with people at home 9Fans left saucy comments about the GP 9They hoped he would win, and treat them too 9Fans went on Twitter to talk about himCredit: ITV As soon as host Ben Shephard introduced him, loved-up viewers immediately backed Gabriel to win the cash prize. After gushing about him, they were not so pleased to learn...
    INDIAN side Odisha say they are ‘appalled’ after their English manager Stuart Baxter claimed his players must ‘rape or get raped’ in order to be awarded a penalty. The 67-year-old coach, from Wolverhampton, made the shocking remarks in a bizarre post-match rant after his team’s 1-0 defeat to Jamshedpur on Monday. 2English coach Stuart Baxter has ‘appalled’ his club after his post-match comments regarding ‘rape’ That result left them rock bottom of the Indian Super League with just eight points from 14 games. His remarks were widely-condemned, and now his employers have issued an apology and vowed to take internal action against the son of former Wolves and Aston Villa player Bill Baxter. A Odisha spokesperson said: “The club is appalled at the comments made by Head Coach, Stuart Baxter during the post-match interview today. “It is completely unacceptable whatever the context and does not reflect the values of the...
    A HIGH school teacher has been mocked for claiming that Bernie Sanders wearing mittens at Joe Biden's inauguration was an example of "white ... male privilege”. San Francisco-based teacher Ingrid Seyer-Ochi wrote the San Francisco Chronicle op-ed published on Sunday, nearly two weeks after Sanders and his hand-made mittens became an internet sensation. 
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe president has changed, but Washington hasn't Former House GOP leader: Fear of telling 'truth' to voters led to Capitol riot The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Experts react to J&J vaccine data MORE (D-N.Y.) revealed that she is a survivor of sexual assault on Monday as she recounted her experience during the riot at Capitol, accusing lawmakers who called for people to “move on” from the riots of using “the tactics that abusers use.” The New York Democrat identified herself as a sexual assault survivor while on live on Instagram ahead of detailing her account of the mob that overtook the Capitol on Jan. 6. “I’m a survivor of sexual assault,” she said, becoming emotional while calling for “accountability” from lawmakers who she said helped incite the riots that resulted in five deaths, including that of a Capitol Police officer.  Ocasio-Cortez pointed to comments that lawmakers made saying people...
    The Washington Post has made a surprising suggestion -- Donald Trump deserves no presidential library. I could list the reasons why, or you could just look them up in Trump's presidential library...but, oh wait: no library! But you probably know them by heart: He's evil. Republican. Orange. But it’s just another example of the great erase. Before they used to rewrite history but that meant they had to learn it first. And learning hurts. So now they just eliminate it. TWITTER EMPLOYEES HEAVILY FAVORED BIDEN OVER TRUMP AHEAD OF 'PRICELESS' BAN Which saves time. You don't have to burn books if you torch the whole library. Of course, this idea proves that if anyone needs a library -- it's Trump -- because no president has been so picked apart before. And it continues, a month after he left office.More from Opinion Bari Weiss: Woke culture is dominating our lives -- here are 10 ways...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sharply criticized comments by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) that suggested he mistrusted Covid experts, calling his words “wildly irresponsible.” Cuomo — the brother of Tapper and Gupta’s CNN colleague, Chris Cuomo — drew backlash for comments he made during a press conference last Friday: “When I say experts, in air quotes, it sounds like I’m saying I don’t really trust the experts,” said Cuomo. “Because I don’t. Because I don’t.” “Sanjay, that seems like a wildly irresponsible thing for a leader to say during a pandemic,” said Tapper. “We need the public to believe the experts. Do you have any concerns?” Gupta replied that he was “really quite stunned” at Cuomo’s comments, adding that he was “curious” to talk to the governor to get him to “clarify” his words. “I mean, it is true that New York has had success,” he added. “They had terrible numbers in the spring...
    Break-ups are something that many people dread - especially when you don't see them coming. Now, a new study has revealed a key way to tell if your partner is thinking of breaking up with you, based on their language.  The study found that people contemplating the end of a relationship change their launguage and start saying 'I' and 'we' more.  According to the experts, the use of the word 'I' is correlated with depression and sadness, and is a key sign that someone is carrying a heavy cognitive load.  The researchers hope the findings will provide people with a key insight into how loved ones may respond over time to the end of a romantic relationship. A new study has revealed a key way to tell if your partner is thinking of breaking up with you, based on their language (stock image) LOVE LANGUAGE Researchers found that three months...
    The mother of a teacher at the Parkland, Fla., high school killed during a 2018 mass shooting said she spoke to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) over the weekend and urged her to stop calling it a fake shooting.  Linda Beigel Schulman, whose son Scott was among the 17 people killed in the shooting, said she spoke with Greene on Saturday over Zoom and that the controversial lawmaker declined to say she would stop calling it a false flag operation put on to inspire stricter gun control measures.  "When we started our conversation, I was totally upfront and told Congresswoman Greene that I was going to be on MSNBC today," Schulman said during an appearance on the network. "Parameters were set, and the only topic discussed would be the school shootings at Parkland and Sandy Hook and that the conversation would be totally confidential. Our talk went very well." Schulman...
    Bradley Cortright February 1, 2021 0 Comments Roughly half of Americans believe the Senate should vote to convict former President Donald Trump for his role in what Democrats say was his role in inciting a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6. A new Marist poll released on Monday finds that 50% of Americans believe the Senate should vote to convict Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection.” Meanwhile, 41% of respondents said Trump should be acquitted. The Senate is scheduled to begin its trial the week of February 9, just over one year after the chamber voted to acquit on the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Democrats have pointed to Trump’s comments at a rally shortly before a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol where he said, “We’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you… We are going to...
    Thirteen Republican lawmakers joined Texas Rep. Chip Roy in demanding Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apologize for saying that Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz almost got her murdered during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The Republican members of Congress joined Roy in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, demanding Ocasio-Cortez retract her comments and apologize to Cruz. Roy wrote a letter Friday to Pelosi slamming the New York Democrat after she responded to a tweet from Cruz on Twitter saying she would work with any other Republican in Congress that didn’t try to get her killed. “We believe this is completely unacceptable behavior for a member of Congress to make this kind of scurrilous charge against another member, in the House or Senate, for simply engaging in speech and debate regarding electors as they interpreted the Constitution,” the letter reads. “We ask you to call on...
    Left-leaning pundits rejoiced on Twitter following White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s Monday briefing, praising her for calling out CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe when he lacked on-the-record sources to back up an assertion he made, and relied only on background. “There are Democrats who see the the first meeting the president is having face-to-face with lawmakers is with Republicans and not Democrats. Why is the White House doing that?” O’Keefe asked regarding President Joe Biden’s plan to sit down with 10 Republican senators on Monday. O’Keefe later added that he’s heard chatter that Democrats are unhappy he is not meeting with them as well. “Just people talking about it in the hallways?” Psaki asked back, earning a sheepish “sure” from O’Keefe. Psaki noted that Biden has been in close contact with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and other senior Democratic politicians. “There will be definitely Democrats who will be part of the...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said there’s no evidence showing two masks are safer than wearing one, despite saying otherwise last week. “There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s no data that indicates that that is going to make a difference,” Fauci said during a video livestream interview with the American Federation of Teachers. Fauci on double masking:“There’s no data that indicates that that is going to make a difference” pic.twitter.com/ptVivQfuwt— Eli Klein (@TheEliKlein) January 31, 2021 His comments come after saying last week that wearing two face masks “likely” provides more protection than wearing just one mask. “Because, I mean, this is a physical covering to prevent droplets and virus to get in,” Fauci told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie last Monday. “So, if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on — it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective, and that’s...
    Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, said she won't retaliate against Marjorie Taylor Greene for pushing QAnon conspiracies, a Monday report revealed, as she claims the top GOP entity will 'stay neutral' as the 2022 primary campaign ensues. 'Majorie Taylor Greene is trying to distance herself from those things and there's going to be an investigation,' McDaniel said of the freshman Georgia Republican representative. 'I trust the voters,' she told The New York Times in an interview Friday. 'I have a lot of faith in the voters to pick who's best to represent them.' McDaniel, the cousin of Senator Mitt Romney, said the RNC would step in if 'there's more egregious things,' like 'if there's a David Duke situation.' She also said she trusts House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to 'handle' Greene as calls step up for her to resign or, at the very least, be removed from...
    A bride-to-be stunned guests and her new husband when she asked if she could hug her ex-boyfriend for 'one final time' - just seconds after saying 'I Do.'  TikTok user @mayangkumay posted a video that was taken at her wedding reception in Malaysia and showed the shocking moment she asked for the groom's permission for the rather unusual request. In the short clip, a man can be seen walking towards the couple and offering a congratulatory handshake, when the bride turns to her husband and asks: 'Can I hug him one last time?' After being given the go ahead, she then gives her ex a warm embrace before tenderly rubbing his back and exchanging a few words while her husband awkwardly watches on.  And the clip caused quite a stir online, with many taking to social media to comment on the bizarre exchange and the 'hurt' look on the groom's face.  
    MELANIA Trump's ex-best friend alleges the former First Lady's public distance from Donald Trump was more of a show - and added Melania would be the first person to call Trump after every rally. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the former friend of and advisor to Melania, claims Melania's public show of irreverence to Trump was just for the cameras, and she would be the one giving Trump high praise behind closed doors. 4Melania called Trump after every rally to praise him, a former friend saidCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Melania's former best friend said her aloofness was just a showCredit: AFP or licensors "I believe their way of showing affection towards one another is her telling him how wonderful and great he is," Winston Wolkoff said on the Hollywood Life podcast that aired this week. "She was always his first phone call," Winston Wolkoff said of Trump's rallies and public appearances,...
    Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” declared that the Republican Party was not a “Trump-first party.” Anchor Chuck Todd said, “This is going to be a lonely effort for a while, I imagine. There are some folks that are wondering is the Republican Party tied to Donald Trump, can that party survive?” Kinzinger said, “So I think that’s the question. I was disappointed over the last few weeks to see what seemed like the Republican Party waking up and then falling asleep again and saying what matters is if we can win in two years and we don’t want to tick off the base. All we’re doing is saying what does it take to get re-elected. It’s January of a new term we have to remind people, the kid born in the inner city should have the same opportunity as the kid born in the richest...
    New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow is calling for black Americans to launch a 'reverse Great Migration' and move back to the South to create a racial majorities in the states their ancestors fled two centuries ago.  Blow presents his provocative proposal in his new book 'The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto', which hit bookstores last week.  In the original Great Migration, some six million black Americans fled from oppression in the Jim Crow-era South over the course of several decades in the 20th century in search of a better life.  Looking back through a modern lens, Blow asserts that 'the initial benefits of the Great Migration have given way, in many ways, to a stinging failure', citing the 'perpetual oppression' wrought by housing discrimination, police brutality, white nationalism and other forces. 'Black people fled the horrors of the racist South for so-called liberal cities of the...
    Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong on "SNL." Saturday Night Live/Twitter Kate McKinnon hosted a segment called "What Still Works" as this week's "SNL" cold open.  She talked about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, GameStop stock, and politicians' social media accounts. After watching the sketch, some fans said they couldn't laugh at the segment because it felt too "real."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. This week's "Saturday Night Live" cold open covered the major events that have taken place since the show went on hiatus in December, and it hit a little too close to home for some fans.  In a segment titled "What Still Works," Kate McKinnon examined whether or not certain aspects of American society function properly. She began by discussing the US government, inviting GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia (played by cast member Cecily Strong), to join her. The congresswoman has been involved...