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    MICROSOFT founder Bill Gates had some sympathy for the former president, saying Facebook should let Donald Trump return to the platform despite his "corrosive" statements made during the Capitol riots. Gates made his views public when discussing Facebook's lifetime ban of Trump, saying the social media platform should eventually lift said ban. 4Bill Gates said Facebook should allow Donald Trump back on its platformCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Trump was banned from most social media platforms following his push to tell supporters to "fight" on January 6Credit: AP:Associated Press The philanthropist said on Thursday that the social media giant should reconsider its lifetime ban on the president, saying it would be better to follow their original plans. "I think at some point he probably will be allowed back on and probably should be allowed back on," Gates told Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday. Facebook was the...
    Rumors about the iPhone 13 are the order of the day and, although the iPhone 12 hit the market just a few months ago, many may be considering waiting for the next generation of iPhone. Does it make sense to wait for the iPhone 13 or is it better to buy the iPhone 12 right now? IPhone 13 concept based on the latest rumors Clearly it is not an easy question to answer And it will depend on each user, it is not the same if you have one of the latest iPhone models or that you have an old iPhone that no longer works correctly. Is the iPhone 13 worth the wait? There is no doubt that the iPhone 12 are excellent devices, but clearly the iPhone 13 will surpass them in specifications. It is something constant in the world of technology, and traditionally the same thing is always...
    Dear Moneyist, Due to the 2020 global pandemic my wife and I have been concerned about indoor exposure to others. We are fortunate enough that we can work from home so we are always here, and no one else is allowed in our home. Because of this, we have tried to make arrangements to be out of the house when our housekeeper comes to clean. This isn’t always possible so over the year, we asked that she skip cleaning our house on the days when we were home. Understanding that times are tough, we have continued to send her payment for the weeks where we asked her to stay home. My question is this: Because we gave her money but no work was done, should she consider this income or a gift? While it doesn’t change my taxes any, it would definitely affect hers. Would it help...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) pushed for school reopenings and denying additional funding to schools that won’t reopen by stating, “our private schools, our Catholic schools with pennies on the dollar, most of them are open, open for the kids to come back.” Scott said, [relevant remarks begin around 4:00] “If you are not willing to put the kids back in schools, why should we give you more money to open schools? In December, we provided $82 billion to open schools and frankly, those same schools are not open. Think about it this way, kids today, especially poorer kids, learning loss is happening, developmental delays are happening, and frankly, there’s an article about Las Vegas pushing to reopen schools because suicides are up. The consequences for not reopening schools is devastating. But, what’s interesting, Sandra, our private schools, our Catholic schools...
    Political satirist Bill Maher has defended Hollywood actor Armie Hammer following allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct from multiple women that have surfaced on social media over the past month.   Hammer is accused of a host of shocking allegations recently with the leak of social media messages which included fantasies of cannibalism, graphic sexual experiences, abuse and a BDSM fetish.  The controversy around the 34-year-old actor sees him accused of emotional and physical abuse by a number of women.  But on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night, the comedian suggested that the women involved would have known what they were getting themselves into from the very start. On his HBO talk show, Bill Maher, defended Hollywood actor Armie Hammer suggesting the women involved 'knew what they were getting themselves into.' Armie Hammer has been rocked by disturbing claims of cannibalism and violating BDSM practices with multiple women, which his...
    US to roll out 8.5M at-home tests a month; Fauci urges Americans to get any vaccine when eligible: Latest COVID-19 updates Anti-Vaccine Protesters Briefly Shut Down Large COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Dodger Stadium Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © maradon 333 / Shutterstock.com New cars come with all the latest technology and safety features, they’re as pristine as they’ll ever be, and they’re not someone else’s hand-me-down. Used cars, on the other hand, are much less expensive — according to Kelley Blue Book, the average new car now costs almost $40,000 compared to about half that for the average used car. However, the reality is much more layered, and there are serious pros and cons to weigh on both sides. Related: Why 2021 Is a Perfect...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Eyewitness News AccuWeather team is monitoring a couple of potential winter storms this week.Meteorologist Amy Freeze says that when the storm starts late Monday night and into Tuesday morning, moisture will run into cold enough air to cause some snowfall.The snow will begin south and then spread to the northeast and during the daylight hours is when the accumulation is expected.It looks like the heaviest snowfall will actually come midday, according to AccuWeather computer models.Later Tuesday, rain will mix with snow as winds come east off of the ocean.More mild air will mix in bringing sleet and rain that will minimize the snow amounts, but there will be parts of the area that see snow the entire time because of the cold air and that's where we could get a couple of inches of accumulation.With the snow coming in the middle of the day, drivers...
    Dear Moneyist, I pay my gardener $100 per month. He or one of his employees comes once a week on Mondays, and does a pretty good job. When the weather is rainy, he does not come until it is dry, so sometimes there is a week where he does not service my lawn. The Moneyist:My sister became my late father’s power of attorney, took out a reverse mortgage on his home, and drained his equity. What can I do? There have been one or two times over the past couple years where he did not come, and for no apparent reason. He typically comes when I’m working, and he often sends an employee, so I don’t have a chance to ask why he didn’t come. Should I still pay the $100 for a month where he misses a week because of rain? What about for the week he didn’t...
    Bradley Cortright January 19, 2021 0 Comments Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says President Donald Trump should be disqualified from ever running for office again due to what he sees as the president’s role in inciting the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. “After what he has done, the consequences of which we were all witness to, Donald Trump should not be eligible to run for office ever again,” Schumer said during a speech on Tuesday. He continued, “All of us want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us. But healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability, not sweeping such a severe charge, such awful actions under the rug.” “So let me be clear, there will be an impeachment trial in the United States Senate. There will be a vote on convicting the president for high crimes and misdemeanors. And if the president...
    Politicians spouses are some of the first to get coronavirus vaccines Politics live updates: Second Trump impeachment could come next week, says assistant House Speaker Katherine Clark These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Ivan-balvan / Getty Images/iStockphoto The new year is a great time to reset your budget, especially if you overspent or took on debt in 2020. Now is the time to figure out how to best allocate your funds and come up with a plan that you can stick to so that you end the year in a better place than you began. Find Out: Things To Cut Out Right Now To Save Money During the Health Crisis Not sure where to start? I spoke with...
    Underused rapid antigen tests and lack of interest in cleaning indoor air are the two missing pieces amid the deadly, novel coronavirus pandemic, according to an expert. The comments from Dr. Qanta Ahmed, pulmonologist at NYU Langone, come on the heels of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warning on Sunday that the worst of the epidemic is yet to come. The baseline of some 200,000 new daily cases in the U.S., along with a probable "post-seasonal surge," per Fauci, will pressure the already-burdened health system to a critical point. FAUCI CLAIMS HERD IMMUNITY NUMBERS WERE 'GUESTIMATES,' SETTLES ON 75-80% "So, Dr. Fauci, things are going to be worse if we’re not changing our approaches," Ahmed said on Fox & Friends Monday. Ahmed said rapid antigen testing can help detect virus outbreaks and clusters to better tailor quarantines, especially in California. "We’ve got no ability of detecting that right now...
    Getty Matthew Stafford runs with the football against the Titans. The Detroit Lions have some big decisions to weigh in the future with Matthew Stafford, and many are quick to say that Stafford should be on the block for the team. That’s not the complete case according to everyone, however. Even as the Lions are playing out the string in a lost season, Stafford continues to show his toughness and impress with the way he’s playing. The last few weeks, Detroit’s quarterback has led by example and has been making the case as to why he should stay rather than get traded. Though it’s not a popular opinion for many, it’s clear the Lions have a player in Stafford that can still do great things for their organization. In a recent power rankings piece for NFL.com, Dan Hanzus explained why the team might be smarter to keep Stafford...
    Savannah Rychcik December 20, 2020 0 Comments Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams believes everyone should have equal access to the COIVD-19 vaccine, including undocumented immigrants. The host of CBS’s “Face the Nation” Margaret Brennan noted on Sunday there has been concern surrounding undocumented residents and their access to the vaccine. She asked Adams if governors are the ones who should make the call on whether to vaccinate those who are not legal citizens. “I want everyone to hear me. No one in this country should be denied a vaccine because of their documentation status because it’s not ethically right to deny those individuals,” Adams said. Brennan pressed Adams on if it is up to the governors to make undocumented residents comfortable enough to “come out of the shadows” and get the vaccine. “I want to reassure people that your information when collected to get your...
    ROGERS PARK — A proposal to bring a seven-story apartment building to the middle of a Pratt Boulevard block is drawing mixed reviews from neighbors. Rogers Park neighbors heard from development firm Creative Designs Thursday on its plans to build a 78-unit building on a vacant lot it owns at 1233 W. Pratt Blvd. The project would include 18 studios, 46 one-bedroom, 12 two-bedroom and two three-bedroom units. Nine apartments will be earmarked as affordable, which is one more than the city’s required number of affordable units for such developments. If approved, the project could revitalize a long-vacant lot that previously housed a fire-damaged synagogue and a non-conforming parking lot. But some neighbors argued the proposal is too dense for the residential block it would reside on, and it does not include enough affordable housing units. They spoke out at Thursday’s community meeting, which was hosted by...
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) expressed the belief this week that President Trump should pardon himself and others as a means of defense from potential retaliation from the radical left’s “bloodlust.” “President Trump should pardon Michael Flynn,” he said on a Tuesday appearance on The Ingraham Angle. “He should pardon the Thanksgiving turkey. He should pardon everyone from himself to his administration officials to Joe Exotic if he has to.” “Because you see from the radical left a bloodlust that will only be quenched if they come after the people who worked so hard to animate the Trump administration with the policies and the vigor and the effectiveness that delivered for the American people,” he continued. “So I think that the president ought to wield that pardon power efficiently and robustly,” the Trump ally added. President Trump should pardon Flynn, the Thanksgiving turkey, and everyone from himself, to his admin, to...
    A powerful coalition of politicians, Royal experts and a close friend of Prince Charles last night backed calls for Netflix to broadcast a disclaimer warning viewers of The Crown that many key scenes never happened or are distortions of the truth. The streaming giant is facing mounting criticism for fabricating a string of controversial incidents in the latest series of the hit drama, amid warnings its manipulation of real events could damage the future of the Monarchy. The Mail on Sunday today launches a campaign to demand Netflix makes clear to its millions of viewers that The Crown’s storylines twist the truth and present fiction as fact. It comes as Earl Spencer, Princess Diana’s brother, said he felt uneasy watching his sister’s depiction in the drama and that he fears viewers will ‘forget it is fiction’. Those backing calls for a disclaimer include: A powerful coalition of politicians, Royal...
    The NBA free agency has begun, and fans have already seen some incredible signings around the league. However, the New York Knicks are still looking for a star player to join their roster. For the past few seasons, many terrific players have been linked to them. But unfortunately, none of those rumors have come true. Now, the Knicks are linked with another superstar player in Giannis Antetokounmpo, when he becomes a free agent. Renowned NBA analyst Shannon Sharpe discussed this rumors on the “Club Shay Shay” podcast with J. B. Smoove. Smoove said: “We are not gonna get that big time player. I wish, I wish, I wish we would get the Greek Freak to come on down from Milwaukee, man… I was like y’ll gotta go for the dude but I’m sorry we got some good players. The young players. But we need to entice people to come to...
    ROGERS PARK — An undeveloped stretch of prime Howard Street property could help transform the area, and neighbors have plenty of ideas for how to use the space. Community leaders and urban planning professionals are working on a project that will help shape the future of the one-acre lot at Howard Street and Ashland Avenue. The city-owned lot sat vacant for years before being used as a community garden. Multiple developer proposals for the property have come and gone. Now, Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) is spearheading an effort to let neighbors — not builders — lead the redevelopment. Last week, Hadden’s office and the Metropolitan Planning Council held a meeting to discuss neighbors’ ideas for the property — and how those ideas can be realized. Many Rogers Park neighbors working on the project are in favor of keeping the site a community garden. Or, at the...
    Wanda Cooper-Jones (right), mother of Ahmaud Arbery, weeps while people gather to honor her son at Sidney Lanier Park on May 9, 2020 in Brunswick, Georgia. Imagine being accused of hunting down and murdering a man in broad daylight, sending blatantly racist text messages, then having the audacity to have your friends argue you should be released on bond because you’re a good person. If you can’t even imagine it, it’s likely because white privilege hasn’t served you with the same optimistic audacity as it has Travis McMichael. He, his father—former prosecutorial investigator Greg McMichael—and William “Roddie” Bryan are accused of murdering 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man, for doing little more than jogging in a coastal Georgia community. Still, they argued through their attorneys and character witnesses Thursday that their good character should free them from jail, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "He's the happiest person I've ever known," Ashlee Sawyer, a friend of Travis McMichael, testified in...
    Bryson DeChambeau: Amateur experience at Masters, Greatest week of my life Henna Freckles Are TikToks Biggest Beauty Trend, But Are They Safe? As a financial advisor, I see grieving widows who have no idea how much money they have or how to manage it, and it never should have come to that © Mapodile/Getty Images Mapodile/Getty Images Vanessa Martinez is a managing director and partner at The Lerner Group, where she guides families through all aspects of their wealth.  The following is an excerpt from her book, "Family Value at Risk: Inclusive Communication To Pass On Your Family's Wealth And Legacy."  In it, she shares how widowed clients aren't prepared to take over their late spouses' finances because they were left out of the financial or estate planning process. Martinez includes advice on how women can advocate for themselves, especially when it comes to making financial decisions and...
    Two Latinos are part of Bidens Covid-19 task force The best cheap pasta joints in America I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Joe Raedle/Staff/Getty Images News/Getty Images North America Money for Nothing The lure of the lottery is powerful. Just pony up a few bucks for a ticket while you're buying that coffee at the corner store and a few days later, all your dreams could come true. This line of thinking compels Americans to spend more money on lottery tickets than on books, movies, video games, sporting events, and music combined. In total, we drop...
    GOP political strategist Karl Rove declared on Fox News Friday evening that both of the presidential campaigns should come forward with evidence of voter fraud if they claim such occurred during voting, appearing to reference Trump’s baseless claims on widespread voter fraud. “Carl, when you look at this, and everyone watching Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, where do you think we are at this point?” Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum asked Rove. Rove fired back, urging patience and due time for all votes to be counted. “We are close to the end, and if we would all just sort of take a breath and step back for a minute,” Rove began. “By Monday or Tuesday, all of this will be — all the ballots will have been counted. And there will be a chance for each of the campaigns to either seek a recount or to go after some elements of the ballots that...
    Jimmy Kimmel blasted President Donald Trump for his “despicable and incoherent attack on democracy” during the 2020 presidential election, claiming “he should have been arrested” for all the lies he pushed. He began by assuring viewers that their votes still matter, urging them to “stay calm” because “the process is working.” “They’re still counting the votes, whether Donald Trump likes it or not. But it would appear that our Burger King has been flame-broiled for good,” he added. “We are watching a presidency bleed out in real time.” Kimmel switched his tone as the show went on, beginning to slam Trump’s tweets and speeches, which were full of misinformation regarding the results of the 2020 presidential election. “There was so much false propaganda coming out of Twitler’s bunker today,” Kimmel quipped, referencing Trump’s claim that votes that come in after election day do not count. “By the way, a lot of ballots...
    Getty/Fox News Harmeet Dhillon, a Trump legal adviser, made an explicit comment about the Trump campaign’s hopes for the Supreme Court’s involvement in the presidential election. During an appearance on Fox News on Thursday, Dhillon said the campaign is hoping Amy Coney Barrett and another Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justices will “come through” for them for the election. Dhillon said in part, “We’re waiting for the United States Supreme Court – of which the President has nominated three justices – to step in and do something. And hopefully Amy Coney Barrett will come through.” Here’s what you need to know: WATCH: Dhillon Explicitly Says the Trump Campaign Wants the Supreme Court to Intervene on Behalf of POTUS in the Election Trump campaign legal adviser: "Were waiting for the United States Supreme Court – of which the President has nominated three justices – to step in and do something. And...
    Should the Knicks pounce on Chris Paul or walk away from his desire to come to New York? By: Alexander Wilson November 3, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks have a rare opportunity to secure the likes of a former Hall of Fame player. 15-year veteran Chris Paul and his behemoth contract seem to have identified New York as a potential candidate for a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jonathan Macri of the Knicks Film School reported that Paul is interested in joining the Knicks, but it depends on Leon Rose’s interest. “I’ve been told by a league source that Chris Paul prefers his next basketball home to be either in LA or NY (Los Angeles is where he resides full time) and that has created some modicum of leverage in the ongoing negotiations between the sides. I’m also told that...
    Pete Buttigieg appeared on Fox News Monday night and clashed with Martha MacCallum over President Donald Trump’s economic record prior to and during the coronavirus pandemic. Buttigieg appeared with MacCallum right after Trump communications director Tim Murtaugh was on defending the president’s economic record. The former mayor responded by remarking, “I guess he thinks we are all stupid.” Buttigieg slammed Trump’s record and said, “If he’s trying to use the 2020 economy as an example of an economic triumph, he’s living on a different planet than the rest of us. The only reason those numbers are what they are is because it’s a partial comeback from the bloodbath that was the second quarter. We are still down as I think anybody knows.” “Well, I think anybody would understand that obviously when you shut down an entire economy the way that we had to, it’s going to take a while...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Long lines are a hallmark of Election Day, and, even though more than 57% of registered voters have voted in Texas, Tuesday may not be any different. “I think we’re going to see lines tomorrow.” said William Busby of the Dallas County Republican Party. “I think that people are excited on both sides and even in the middle to go cast their ballot, and I think we’re going to see people turn out.” That’s how Dallas and Collin Counties have prepared. “We increased polling places by 40% for Election Day to make sure we had plenty,” said Bruce Sherbet, Collin County Elections Administrator. Before you go to your polling location tomorrow, you might want to check your phone or computer. Many North Texas counties will be showing wait times at every site, even color-coding the locations with green, yellow or red. “If it’s green, you’ll be in...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain should act sooner rather than later if it is going to follow Germany and France and take nationwide steps to slow a second wave of the coronavirus, said Steven Riley, author of an Imperial College study into the spread of the disease. "I think we need decide to if we're going to end up using those restrictions that have been brought in elsewhere in Europe today and yesterday. And if we’re if we're going to do that, then we should think about timing. And sooner is better than later for these," Riley, a professor of infectious disease dynamics, told the BBC. The spread of the coronavirus continues to increase across all parts of England with cases doubling every nine days, according to the new study by Imperial College. (Reporting by David Milliken; editing by Sarah Young) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: infectious diseases, coronavirus, United Kingdom,...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) argued that social media CEOs should be subpoenaed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee before the election. Hawley said, [relevant remarks begin around 11:00] “I’m absolutely of the view that they should have been subpoenaed, and they have been. But they should have been subpoenaed before the election, which is what I’d cast my vote for. So, I think we should be hearing from them. I think it’s a mistake that we’re not hearing from them before the election.” He added, “It’s up to the chairman and committee staff to decide when those subpoenas will issue. So, I think, if I’m — I believe, Laura, that actually, now, these CEOs have agreed to come in voluntarily. So, I think the subpoenas actually didn’t even go out. So, maybe that was part...
    San Antonio – Start off by taking out words like “just” or "actually. These words can make you sound apologetic or defensive. Next, stop undermining yourself with qualifiers. An example of this would be “I’m not an expert but...” “Before you’ve even mentioned your points, you’ve already told them you’re not an expert,” says Lauren Mcgoodwin, Lauren McGoodwin of Career Contessa. “They don’t need to listen to what you have to say.” Instead, ask for their feedback on the subject. Third, don’t say ‘does this make sense?’ While you may have good intentions, it could come off as condescending or it suggests your email was confusing to follow. Stop saying sorry when you’re not sorry! Mcgoodwin says using that word is one of those unconscious habits that many people formed over their lives. As an alternative, you can say “excuse me.” Another thing to be mindful of is...
    Can Preston Smith return to the elite form he showed last season? Amid the hot start from Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, pass rusher Preston Smith has been one of only a few Packers that haven’t pulled their weight to this point. Smith is barely getting to the quarterback, which is a sharp about-face after his signing helped improve Green Bay’s defense from a laughingstock to one of the league’s best in 2019. Smith isn’t sweating his slow start, even if most Packers fans are, saying that sacks come in bunches and that he’ll be fine during the grind that is a 16-game NFL season. Preston Smith knows he doesnt have the sack numbers everyone expects, including himself, but he isnt pressing: "I know theyre going to come. Its a long season. Sacks come in bunches." — Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) October 15, 2020 Preston Smith has just 0.5...
    A 102-year-old woman who has voted in every presidential election since the 1940 match-up between Franklin D. Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie wouldn't let even a pandemic stop her from casting her ballot this year. To play it extra-safe, Bea Lumpkin from Chicago dressed up in head-to-toe PPE to deliver her mail-in ballot the mailbox last week, and made sure to document the moment for social media.  'That’s why I had my grandson take a photo of me, because if I could come out at the age of 102 and face a pandemic [to vote], nobody should have an excuse,' she told Good Morning America. Playing it safe! 102-year-old Bea Lumpkin from Chicago dressed up in head-to-toe PPE to deliver her mail-in ballot the mailbox last week 'If I could come out at the age of 102 and face a pandemic [to vote], nobody should have an excuse,' she said...
    This unusual-looking space toilet will be tested by astronauts on the ISS. NASA Recently designed Space toilet The best accommodation for women goes to the International Space Station. The The new Lou was packed into a cargo ship It exploded successfully at 6:16 p.m., Friday, from BT, NASA’s Wallace Airport on Wallace Island, Virginia. The astronauts will provide a test run to the toilet for the next few months. Weighing in at about 100 pounds (45 kilograms) and 28 inches (71 centimeters) high, this new toilet is ISS-friendly. In is half larger than the two Russian-built toilets already in use. This new toilet is 65% smaller than the current ISS toilets and is almost half light.More like itSubscribe to the CNET Now newsletter for our authors’ selection of the most important stories of the day. The new, smaller toilet can fit in NASA Orion capsules, which will...
    ROGERS PARK — The city-owned lot at Howard Street and Ashland Avenue has been eyed for some lofty development plans — from a high density apartment building, to a theater, to a combination LGBT-friendly senior living center and artist work/live space. Those proposals have come and gone. But a new initiative is letting neighbors lead the charge on improving the prime Rogers Park property. Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) has teamed with the Metropolitan Planning Council for a community led “corridor development initiative” for the one-acre lot. The idea is for neighbors to come up with a plan for the lot, which then will be released as a request for proposals for developers or community groups to fulfill. A community meeting Thursday kicked off the community development process. Members of the Metropolitan Planning Council led neighbors in a brain-storming session on goals for the property and needs...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he remained a supporter of attracting talented people from around the world to Britain after the migrant advisory committee reported shortages of workers in certain occupations. "I remain very, very open to this country being a beacon for scientific geniuses who want to come here, talented people who come and make their lives here. That's very, very important and we're going to continue to do that," he told reporters. "But obviously we also want to have control over our immigration system ... and above all we want to ensure that people growing up in this country get the opportunities and skills that they need." (Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that early retirement incentives should be considered for city employees who are facing potential layoffs amid an ongoing budget crisis. De Blasio stressed during a press briefing that early retirement incentives, if offered, would only be a piece of the solution. "I think early retirement as a policy is something we have to put into play," he said. "So definitely a piece of the solution, it’s not the whole solution, but early retirement will definitely be a piece of the solution." NYC MAYOR'S OFFICE, INCLUDING DE BLASIO, TO BE FURLOUGHED FOR A WEEK AMID BUDGET CRISIS Since the beginning of the year, de Blasio has been working to find a way to combat the $9 billion coronavirus-related revenue loss facing the nation’s biggest city. He has repeatedly stressed that he is doing so with little help from the federal government. In a...
    RATCHED viewers have been left horrified by the child sex abuse and asylum torture scenes - and have claimed that the show should come with warnings. The American psychological thriller - which first hit our screens last Friday - has got loads of people talking about its gripping storylines. The best series on Netflix The best movies on Netflix New on Netflix: What to watch this week 10Ratched viewers have been left horrified by the child abuse and asylum torture scenes on the showCredit: Netflix Ryan Murphy's new Netflix series stars Sarah Paulson - who plays the part of the iconic sadistic asylum nurse - who was inspired by the character of Nurse Ratched in Ken Kesey's classic 1962 novel One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. The eight-episode show is set in 1947 and follows her as head carer at a psychiatric hospital in California, where she begins to experiments on her patients. ...
    President Donald Trump said as long as Republicans hold the Senate they can do what they want on voting for a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He said the vote on his nominee to replace the beloved liberal icon should come before the November 3 election. He also claimed the process will help Republican senators facing tough re-election bids this fall.  'When you have the Senate, when you have the votes, you can do what you want as long as you have it,' he told 'Fox & Friends' on Monday morning. President Donald Trump said as long as Republicans hold the Senate they can do what they want on voting for a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham is a vulnerable Republican up for re-election this November; he will oversee the confirmation process...
    The Social Dilemma Review: You might have been reading tweets of celebs, media personnel and influencers tweeting about The Social Dilemma. After watching this haunting documentary that is streaming on Netflix, you would also come to Twitter, Facebook and/or WhatsApp to talk about The Social Dilemma and ask your friends/followers to watch it. It’s then you would realise the sheer irony of it all – that to praise a documentary on the ills of social media, you had to come to social media to come and tell it. ‘The Social Dilemma’ on Netflix Which Talks About Evils of Social Media Has Impressed Netizens So Much That They Cannot Stop Recommending it… on Social Media! Written and directed by Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice), The Social Dilemma brings former employees of social media giants like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Instagram who left the companies over ethical dilemmas. Joining them are PhD experts and...
    Stars we lost in 2020 Three Income Sources You May Be Shocked to Discover Could Be Taxable Philip Rivers back-breaking late-game interception should come as no surprise With 4:32 left in their Week 1 game against the Jaguars, the Colts had third-and-4 at their own 32-yard line, and a winning opportunity down 24-20. New Colts quarterback Philip Rivers had thrown a seven-yard completion to tight end Mo Allie-Cox on the previous play, and things were looking pretty good against a Jacksonville franchise that seems bound and determined to rid itself of all its best players. © Provided by Touchdown Wire And then, this happened. WINgard.@deweywingard | #DUUUVAL ????: 9/20 at 1pm on CBS pic.twitter.com/FwGHqvI09Q— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) September 13, 2020 With plenty of time left on the clock, and just four yards to pick up, Rivers did what he does late in games — he Jay Cutler-ed his way...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Jordan's foreign minister Ayman Safadi said in a statement on Friday, that the necessary steps to achieve a fair and comprehensive peace in the region should come from Israel. The minister added, after the announcement of a normalisation of ties between Israel and Bahrain, Israel should stop all its procedures to undermine the two-states solution, and end the illegal occupation of the Palestinian lands. (Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Chandigarh, September 6: Haryana Minister Anil Vij has come out in support of actress Kangana Ranaut and stated that she should be given police protection after the Bollywood diva accused Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut of allegedly threatening her to not come to Mumbai. Speaking to ANI, the Minister said that the actress should be allowed to make revelations freely on whatever she wants to do. Also Read | Jadavpur University Professor Maroona Murmu Faces Casteist Slurs Online For Objecting to Centre’s Decision to Hold Exams Amid COVID-19 Pandemic. “Kangana Ranaut should be given police protection. She should be allowed to make revelations freely,” the Minister said on Saturday when asked on Ranaut’s allegations that she was being stopped from making revelations on the use of drugs in Bollywood. The Minister also slammed Raut for allegedly threatening Ranaut not to come to Mumbai after the...
    Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine told ABC’s “This Week” that President Donald Trump has always been “extremely respectful” of the military during their interactions. DeWine also told anchor Martha Raddatz on Sunday that the anonymous sources relied upon by The Atlantic in their story about Trump allegedly disparaging World World I veterans in 2018 should “come forward.” (RELATED: Goldberg Says He Kept Sources Anonymous Because People Would Be Mean On Twitter) “I read the article,” DeWine said. “But, you know, any time I’ve been with the president and there’s been any discussion about the military, he’s been extremely respectful, what you would expect from the president. That’s been my personal experience.” WATCH: DeWine agreed with his former Senate colleague Chuck Hagel that the sources should “come forward.” “Anonymous sources are interesting, but, you know, it’s never gonna have the credibility I think for the general public unless people actually...
    Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said anonymous sources relied on by The Atlantic for a story that claimed President Donald Trump disparaged World War I veterans in 2018 should “have the courage” to come forward. Trump has vehemently denied the report, and the outlet’s editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, has said he kept the sources anonymous because they didn’t want to face “angry tweets and all the rest.” “If you want to make an anonymous comment and if you feel so strongly about that that you make that comment to an established, well-respected reporter and magazine, you ought to have the courage to go out and use your name too,” Hagel told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on Sunday morning’s “This Week.” “I’ve always believed that,” he continued. “I think it’s important now. If these guys who’ve said this or allegedly said it think it’s that important for the future of this country, then...
    As I watched the recently concluded Republican National Convention, I was happy to see so many immigrant stories highlighted throughout the week. It was inspiring to hear former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley’s powerful speech describing her parents’ journey from India to South Carolina, and Maximo Alvarez’s family history of escaping from communism in Cuba. I relate to these accounts of immigrants becoming naturalized citizens and fulfilling their American dream. They make me reflect on my own journey from Somalia via the Netherlands to the United States, where I have found liberty and opportunity. For those of us who chose to come here, America really is exceptional. Indeed, sometimes it feels as if we newcomers value America more than some of those who were born and raised here. TRUMP HIGHLIGHTS LEGAL IMMIGRATION, OVERSEES NATURALIZATION CEREMONY DURING RNC We’ve seen poverty, violence and hopelessness much worse than anything here....
    VIDEO14:4414:44Watch three experts break down the August jobs reportSquawk Box The sharp decline in the nation's unemployment rate to 8.4% in August should motivate Washington to break the stalemate over additional coronavirus stimulus to keep the economic recovery going, a former top Obama economic advisor told CNBC on Friday. "Part of why we saw this good [jobs] number in August was the extraordinary stimulus in the months leading up to it," said Jason Furman, who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors during Barack Obama's presidency. If a deal between Democrats and Republicans on a new pandemic relief package were to remain elusive, an important tailwind to the economy "will not be there in September and October," he added. One of the sticking points on a new agreement — which would give the economy another boost after the record $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package in March — has...
    This was early January 2019, fifth floor of the Oakland Convention Center, long after the rest of the Golden State Warriors had cleared out their afternoon practice. Two solitary figures remained on the floor, and they were both dripping with sweat, conducting some serious business and some serious trash talk. “See that?” the taller man said after he’d drained his 10th straight 3-pointer. “That’s what you call a shooter’s touch. Take a good look. I know you’ve never seen that.” The smaller man gathered each ball as they swished through the net, and while there was a thin smile on his face, he wasn’t laughing. “You know what I was just thinking about?” he roared, firing off one perfect pass after another, one left-handed, the other right-handed. “How would your MVP trophy figure out a way to guard my two MVP trophies? That’s a tough matchup.” This went on for...
    This was early January 2019, fifth floor of the Oakland Convention Center, long after the rest of the Golden State Warriors had cleared out their afternoon practice. Two solitary figures remained on the floor, and they were both dripping with sweat, conducting some serious business and some serious trash talk. “See that?” the taller man said after he’d drained his 10th straight 3-pointer. “That’s what you call a shooter’s touch. Take a good look. I know you’ve never seen that.” The smaller man gathered each ball as they swished through the net, and while there was a thin smile on his face, he wasn’t laughing. “You know what I was just thinking about?” he roared, firing off one perfect pass after another, one left-handed, the other right-handed. “How would your MVP trophy figure out a way to guard my two MVP trophies? That’s a tough matchup.” This went on for...
    Shannon Courtenay: I will step up against Rachel Ball at Matchroom Fight Camp Save Money at the Grocery Store with These Budget-Friendly Ground Chicken Recipes After Apple and Tesla, 13 More Stock Splits That Should Come Very Soon One trend that used to be very popular and faded away was the corporate decision about stock splits. These are supposed to be mechanical issues, which theoretically have no real change to a company's underlying fundamentals. Splitting a stock price in half to produce twice the number of shares does not change a company's revenues, net income, gross margin and market capitalization. That said, a strong argument can be made that investors psychologically love stock splits. After two very high-profile stock splits, the time is ripe for many other well-known, actively traded stocks to announce stock splits. We have some ideas who might be next. © Provided by 24/7 Wall...
    Getty Some People will obtain retroactive funds within the tens of 1000’s, if the Month-to-month Financial Disaster Help Act stimulus plan makes it by means of Congress. The invoice was launched in Might by Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey. It proposes month-to-month recurring funds to People till the coronavirus pandemic is over — and it additionally guarantees retroactive funds again to March, when the pandemic started. In line with the act’s one pager, this proposal would ship $2,000 per 30 days to people and $4,000 to married {couples} who file collectively, together with a further $2,000 per little one, as much as three youngsters. Any particular person incomes below $120,000 could be eligible; the funds could be lowered for revenue over $100,000 for people, or $200,000 for married {couples}. Markey confirmed in August that the retroactive nature of this invoice...
    The Golden State Warriors may have finished the 2019-20 NBA season as one of the worst teams in the Western Conference, but they don’t intend to rot at the bottom of the league for long. Aside from making sure that their championship core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green will be in perfect shape next year, the Warriors are also expected to find ways to improve their current roster. Using their own 2020 first-round pick, Golden State will be given the opportunity to add another young and promising talent that they could develop into a legitimate superstar. However, with the absence of a generational talent in the upcoming draft, former Warriors coach PJ Carlesimo believes that team is better off using their precious draft asset to acquire a player that could immediately make an impact. In a recent appearance on KNBR 680, Carlesimo said that the Warriors should...
    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: A general view of the field during a game between the Miami Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 25, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) A bubble-like atmosphere seems to be the only way sports will work in the COVID-19 era.The latest news surrounding the Miami Marlins COVID-19 outbreak doesn’t look good for baseball. A total of 14 people in the Marlins organization have now tested positive for the virus. Jose Urena and four position players tested positive Sunday and the latest 10 positive tests involved eight players and two coaches. These results were reported by ESPN’S Jeff Passan Monday morning. Due to the recent developments, the Marlins home opener against the Baltimore Orioles has been canceled. COVID-19 doesn’t appear to be going anywhere...
    PEOPLE who have asthma or other lung conditions should not wear a face mask if it makes it more difficult to breathe, experts have warned. New rules in place today mean that people going to supermarkets and shops will have to wear masks or coverings. 4People in the UK now have to wear masks in supermarkets and shops - but there are expemptionsCredit: Alamy Live News While many shops say they will not police this, others have already been seen asking customers who are not covering up to leave the premises. Government advice also states that masks and coverings should be worn on public transport. This includes trains, buses, ferries, and aircraft to prevent a second peak of coronavirus in the UK. If people don't adhere to the rules they could be slapped with a £100 fine. Yesterday Public Health England also announced that children should not wear face masks as they...
    Alex Trebek has thought about who should replace him as host should the time come and it’s superstar Betty White. “I joke with the audience all the time and I say, ‘Betty White,’ because they want somebody younger, somebody funnier,” the 79-year-old host of “Jeopardy!” shared during his appearance on “Good Morning America.” The comments were noted by the New York Post in a piece published Tuesday.  (RELATED: Alex Trebek Announces He Was Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer) WATCH: White, who is 98-years-old, is a true legend in Hollywood and the two are longtime pals. The “Golden Girls” star has even joked in the past about having a “crush” on Trebek. (RELATED: Alex Trebek Begins New Season Of ‘Jeopardy!’ After Completing Cancer Treatment) “First, it’s such a good game and, second, I happen to have a huge crush on the host, Alex Trebek,” White told the Post in...
    SAN ANTONIO – Officials from the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office and the Bexar County Public Defender’s Office are urging potential sex crime victims of a disbarred San Antonio lawyer to come forward. Mark Benavides is currently serving an 80-year prison term after he was convicted in 2018 of trading sex for legal services from women he was representing. Officials said the women were extorted by Benavides to take plea deals for crimes they didn’t commit. ”When you drill down deeper and what we’ve seen in the cases, it’s actually extortion,” said lead Bexar County Public Defender Michael Young. Prosecutors proved that Benavides made women he was representing for alleged crimes, including DUI, minor drug offenses and prostitution, to have sex with him in exchange for legal services. Linda Benavides, wife of ex-SA attorney Mark Benavides, asks jury to ‘please be fair’ Many of the acts were recorded, and now,...
    Two men were seen Friday hanging American flags outside of a Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon after weeks of protests there. Video captured by the Daily Caller show a man in a white shirt and another man in a black shirt hanging up the flags. When a group of onlookers took issue with the flags being hung up, one of the men invited them to come help. “I think what’s going on is that one of the things that’s getting lost right now is that we’re all American. And patriotism is a very very important thing,” the man who was hanging up flags told the group of protesters. “This flag, not only is the foundation of our country, but it’s the foundation of change. And I think that every night, everything that goes on up and down these streets … people are losing sight of who we are as people,...
    George Washington presides over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 25 - September 17, 1787. Hulton Archive/Getty Images For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.We are in a moment of reckoning over racism, not only taking down Confederate statues to eradicate these lingering odes to white supremacy but also examining how deeply our society has been shaped by slavery and its aftermath. Last year, the New York Times’ 1619 Project traced the influence of slavery on everything from American capitalism to the American diet. Today, individuals, brands, and lawmakers are taking stock. In this reappraisal, the Electoral College is likewise due for a second look. In the last five elections, the Electoral College has handed the presidency to two Republicans who lost the popular vote: George W. Bush in 2000 and Donald Trump in 2016. Looking ahead to the election this November,...
    THOMAS Jefferson's descendants have called the "Founding Father hypocritical for owning slaves" and said the DC memorial of him should come down. Lucian Truscott and Shannon LaNier told CNN on Tuesday that the building glorifies the former president, but does not include any context about him owning slaves. 3Credit: Getty Images - Getty "I think a lot of these public statues were put in place for the wrong reasons and to glorify people who were flawed. "We have to start looking at these people as human beings, not gods, not idols," LaNier, a ninth-generation descendant of Jefferson, told the outlet. "He said one thing, but he didn't practice that thing," he continued. "People have been giving him a pass for years because he helped found this country, but he also helped do it on the backs of slaves, whether that was their blood sweat and tears that they had to...
    A direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson has called for the Jefferson Memorial to be pulled down in Washington DC and replaced with a statue of Harriet Tubman. Lucian K. Truscott IV, describes himself in a New York Times op ed as 'the sixth-generation great-grandson of a slave owner'. Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, was the third president of the United States, ruling from 1801-9.  Jefferson's grandson Thomas Jefferson Randolph, was Truscott's great-great-great-great grandfather.  The Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC should be removed, a descendant has argued Lucian Truscott, right, is a sixth generation grandson of Thomas Jefferson. He is pictured with his cousin Shannon, who descended from Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings He argues that the domed marble monument to his ancestor, built by Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1939 -1943, was inappropriate given Jefferson owned 600 slaves. 'It’s a shrine to a man who famously wrote...
    Horace Lorenzo Anderson, whose 19-year-old son was killed in Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” (CHOP) zone, gave an emotional interview to Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday night where he revealed that he was not allowed to see his son in the hospital, and he has not been contacted by law enforcement about the matter. “I’m numb, I’m still numb today,” Anderson said. “I got to bury my son tomorrow. It’s just been a lot going on. My whole thing, my whole life, man, this is incredible. To this day, it’s been almost two weeks, I haven’t heard from nobody.” “Nobody called me or tried to find me,” Anderson continued. “His I.D. is my I.D., so his number is my number. So it’s easy to come for – the detectives to say, excuse me, knock on my door, excuse me, let me tell you what happened about your son. I don’t...
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden called on local elected officials who oversee Confederate monuments to remove them, suggesting that they belong in areas where they can be learned from, such as museums, and not as part of open public displays.  “I think the elected officials where those statues are have a responsibility to move. Put them in museums, get them down,” said Biden, who stressed the removals should be done through peaceful means but that people shouldn’t “be surprised if someone pulls down the statue of Jefferson Davis,” the first, and last, president of the Confederacy.  “It’s better that they do not, but it’s fundamentally different” than people trying to deface the Jefferson Memorial, said Biden.  Earlier in the press conference, the presumptive Democratic nominee said that Confederate monuments and statues were fundamentally different than monuments and statues to the Founding Fathers — such as the Jefferson Memorial — which...
    2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden expressed support for the removal of Confederate statues on Tuesday, though added that statues of Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson should be protected by the government. After Biden was asked by a reporter for his thoughts on Princeton University’s decision to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from their buildings, and what he thinks when he sees the removal of statues, Biden said, “I think there are sort of three categories on that.” “Any institution that chose a name and wants to now jettison that name, that’s the decision for them to make for whatever reason they make, so I’m assuming the board of trustees at Princeton University made the judgment about the Woodrow Wilson school,” Biden declared, noting “it was made within the context of an institution that chose that name and now no longer wants to be...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Tuesday that the state is updating its coronavirus travel guidelines in an effort to make it easier from surrounding states to come to Massachusetts. Read: Massachusetts Travel Advisory Effective July 1, all people who arrive in Massachusetts, including residents returning home from out of state, are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, unless they are travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York and New Jersey. Baker said those surrounding states, like Massachusetts, are seeing a “significant decline” in cases and new hospitalizations. The state previously had a travel advisory in place asking people to quarantine for 14 days when they return to the state. “We’ve had a 14-day quarantine advisory in place now for quite a while, and generally speaking people have been pretty good about complying with it,” said Baker. “What we thought we should do today,...
    For Preity Zinta, the maxim is simple: Once a Himachali always a Himachali. The actress proves it with her recent Instagram post. “Channelising the Himachali in me … cuz It doesn’t matter how far or how high you go, one should never forget who you are and where you come from,” she wrote along with a picture of herself in a traditional himachali cap. She used hashtags #himachali, #pahadi and #ting with her post. Recently, Preity shared a moment from a beach outing with her pet pup Bruno after over 100 days. Preity Zinta Hits the Beach After 104 Days with Her Pet Dog Bruno (See Pic) She shared a picture of herself holding Bruno on the beach. In the image she is seen dressed in a pair of shorts, lavender top and sneakers. Keeping in mind the guidelines for coronavirus, Preity also wore gloves. “Our first trip – Finally...
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Monday that tearing down statues is “anarchy” and argued that it should be done “through the process of government.” “If you’re going to take some down, take them down in the process that they were put up,” Huckabee told “Fox & Friends.” “If it was done because of some county, some city government put it up, then go to that government and do it in an orderly fashion; and I think there are some statues that need to come down but they don’t need to come down by a mob, a bunch of thugs just taking the law into their own hands,” Huckabee said. TRUMP CALLS FOR ARRESTS, PRISON TIME FOR VANDALS TARGETING MONUMENTS President Trump announced Friday that he signed an executive order to protect American monuments, memorials and statues and threatened those who try to pull them down with “long prison time.” Video“I...
    Some students at the University of Wisconsin are demanding a statue on campus of former President Abraham Lincoln be taken down. Nalah McWhorter, the president of the Wisconsin Black Student Union said that just because Lincoln opposed slavery, doesn’t mean he supported equal rights for African Americans. (RELATED: Andrew Cuomo Defends Christopher Columbus Statue, Says It Represents ‘Italian-American Legacy’) “He was very publicly anti-Black,” she said, according to Channel 3000. “Just because he was anti-slavery doesn’t mean he was pro-Black. He said a lot in his presidential campaigns. His fourth presidential campaign speech, he said that he believes there should be an inferior and superior, and he believes white people should be the superior race.” University Chancellor Becky Blank said she believes the statue of Lincoln should remain on campus. “The university continues to support the Abraham Lincoln statue on our campus. Like those of all presidents, Lincoln’s legacy is...
    Thursday, during an interview with Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump was “glorifying white supremacy” by not wanting to rename U.S. military bases named after members of the Confederacy. Costa asked, “Should art depicting slave owners, including our nation’s Founding Fathers, come down in the country.” Pelosi said, “Are you talking about the patriarch of our country George Washington, the author of our Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson? No. I don’t think they should come down. I do think, though, in the Capital where we have members of the Confederacy who served as Speaker, their painting should come down. I do think in the Capitol were we have statures of the president of the Confederacy and the vice president of the Confederacy along by what that said about people and our country, I think they should come out. It’s not...
    Several pastors traveled to the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) in Seattle, Washington, to protest against threats by left-wing activists linked to the Black Lives Matter movement to remove religious icons depicting Jesus Christ as white. Earlier this week, left-wing activist Shaun White tweeted: “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. … Tear them down.” Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down. — Shaun King (@shaunking) June 22, 2020 In response, Pastor Brian Gibson and several other pastors, of different racial backgrounds, traveled to the CHOP (formerly known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,...
    Savannah Rychcik June 25, 2020 0 Comments House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is weighing in on the removal of art depicting the founding fathers as protests sweep the nation calling for an end to racism and police brutality. The Washington Post’s Robert Costa asked Pelosi if she believes art depicting slave owners and the founding fathers should be taken down. “Are you talking about the patriarch of our country, George Washington? The author of our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson? No. I don’t think they should come down,” Pelosi said.Watch her comments below: .@costareports: "Should art depicting slave owners, including our nations founding fathers, come down in the country?" @SpeakerPelosi: "Are you talking about the patriarch of our country George Washington…Thomas Jefferson? No. I dont think they should come down." #PostLive pic.twitter.com/V8apcCTlWF— CSPAN (@cspan) June 25, 2020Although she is not in favor of removing depictions of the founding fathers, Pelosi reiterated...
    Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on Tuesday said that Confederate statues should come down because they were put up at a time when white supremacy was being “brutally re-imposed” over the old Confederacy. Burns made the comments during an appearance on “Cuomo Prime Time” on CNN amid a backdrop of nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on CNN.  (CNN) “I think we’re in the middle of an enormous reckoning right now in which the anxieties and the pains and the torments of injustice are bubbling up to the surface,” the “Civil War” filmmaker said. “It’s very important for people like me, of my complexion, to it be as quiet as possible and to listen. What I know from my reading of history is that the confederate monuments have to go.” BET FOUNDER ROBERT JOHNSON MOCKS CROWDS PULLING DOWN STATUES, CALLS THEM ‘BORDERLINE ANARCHISTS’ Burns...
    LITTLE ITALY — The city’s Christopher Columbus statues have been repeatedly vandalized in recent weeks amid renewed calls the monuments should be torn down. The Christopher Columbus statue in Little Italy’s Arrigo Park recently had the word “killer” sprayed on it, and someone dumped paint on it. In Grant Park, another Columbus statue was spray painted with the words “BLM” and “genocide.” The statues have now been covered in plastic wrap to keep them from being damaged further. It’s not the first time the statue in Little Italy was targeted. In October 2017, three men were seen defacing it with red paint. Now and in the past, police officers and community members have tried to protect the statues. But some Chicagoans say the statues should be removed altogether because of Columbus’ controversial history. This is what the Columbus statue in Chicago’s Grant Park looks like right nowChicago Parks District tells...
    Shaun King, the controversial Black Lives Matter activist known for pushing false claims, called for the destruction of Jesus Christ statues and Christian churches for their depiction of the “white” holy family, which King argued are forms of “white supremacy” and “racist propaganda” that promote “oppression.” “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” the activist posted via Twitter on Monday. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.” “In the Bible,” King continued, “when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark.” “Tear them down.” Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where...
    President Trump's former acting director of national intelligence said Monday that John Bolton's decision to publish a memoir detailing his concerns about President Trump — rather than speak up immediately — is "suspect." "If John Bolton believed any of these issues that he's bringing forward now, he should've brought those same concerns forward immediately. These are very big charges," Richard Grenell told CBS News in his first network interview since leaving the post last month. "He didn't bring those forward when he heard them. He didn't stand up. He packaged them for a book that we know he got a huge advance on." "Someone who is not willing to testify under oath about something that they see in the immediacy shouldn't be packaging stories later for big book deals," Grenell added, referring to Bolton's decision not to cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry. "I think that the packaging of that information is...
    Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King said that it is permissible to tear down the statues of Jesus Christ that show him with European features because they support white supremacy. "Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been," King tweeted on Monday. "In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down," he added. "Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down," he explained in a second tweet. "They are a gross form [of] white supremacy," he added. "Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down." ...
            by Peter Hasson   Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King called Monday for the removal of statues, murals and stained glass windows that depict Jesus as a “white European,” which he claimed “are a form of white supremacy.” “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King, a former surrogate on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, wrote on Twitter. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.” King’s targeting of religious artwork comes as various activist groups have moved beyond tearing down Confederate statues and are now calling for the removal of other historical monuments. “In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went?” he added. “EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down.” Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother,...
    Real Justice PAC co-founder Shaun King called for tearing down some statues of Jesus Christ to fight white supremacy. King, a left-wing activist, writer, and high-profile supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary for president, said on Monday that depictions of Jesus as white were "created as tools of oppression" and called for them to be torn down. "Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down," he said in a Twitter thread. "Yes. All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form white supremacy....
    Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King called Monday for the removal of statues, murals and stained glass windows that depict Jesus as a “white European,” which he claimed “are a form of white supremacy.” “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King, a former surrogate on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, wrote on Twitter. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.” King’s targeting of religious artwork comes as various activist groups have moved beyond tearing down Confederate statues and are now calling for the removal of other historical monuments. “In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went?” he added. “EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down.” (RELATED: Shaun King’s PAC Paid Two Consulting Firms $600K. Here’s Who’s Behind Them) Yes. All murals and stained glass windows...
    The internet is struggling to come up with the perfect male equivalent of “Karen” — the slang term for an entitled, obnoxious, middle-aged white woman. The quest started after “San Francisco Karen” (aka Lisa Alexander, the CEO of a San Francisco-based skin care company) and her boyfriend, wealth manager Robert Larkin, harassed James Juanillo for stenciling “Black Lives Matter” on his own property last week. Twitter user @USMCLiberal set off a firestorm when he tweeted out to his 62,000 followers: “I think the male version of a ‘Karen’ should be a ‘Jeremy’. Anyone object — besides Jeremy?” People were not in love with the idea, as @Daeg420 noted: “Jeremy is too chill to be a karen … I would say that Bret seems to embody privilege and rage.” Jason, Scott and Tucker got a few votes, as did “Dwight, but spelled, D’white,” an idea started by @VAVoter2020. Another tweeter,...
    I disagree with the editorial titled “Defunding police isn’t the answer – real reform is” (Eastbaytimes.com, June 10). This doesn’t mean I think defunding the police is the answer – I don’t. I disagree because I don’t want civilians playing Monday morning quarterback for a high-stress job that requires immediate decision-making. Change to police forces should come from within. Related Articles Letter: Many people in Tulsa aren’t happy with upcoming Trump rally Letter: Air pollution in low-income areas raising COVID-19 mortality Letter: We need police reform, but also society reform Letter: #DefundThePolice not the same as #ReformThePolice Letter: Seniors at facilities stuck in maddening ambiguity If the outside world continues to demand changes to police departments and those changes happen, there will be consequences. Police will leave their jobs, either forcibly or voluntarily. New people will be recruited to join the police force. These police will be less likely to...
    With the invisible threat of a virus and the all-too-visible scar of urban riots, there is little bandwidth among the commentariat to report on the precarious state of a key part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). This is understandable, but unfortunate. Long after we have a coronavirus vaccine and our cities are once again at peace, the potential for the misuse of this law could still shadow the freedoms of every American. Why does FISA have the potential to unravel? It primarily stems from over six months of continued revelations about misconduct by the FBI, Justice Department and associated political actors. ROD ROSENSTEIN TESTIFYING ON CAPITOL HILL WEDNESDAY ABOUT RUSSIA PROBE: WHAT TO KNOW Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report detailed the FBI’s errors of omission and commission (including a doctored document in sworn testimony to the FISA Court denying my assistance to the CIA).More from OpinionGregg...
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