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    House Democrats are launching an investigation into concierge health provider One Medical following reports the company intentionally distributed limited coronavirus vaccines to people with connections to its top executives. The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, led by Rep. James Clyburn (R-S.C.)  sent a letter to One Medical demanding documents related to its vaccination practices. "Despite being warned that the company’s lax oversight of vaccine eligibility rules was allowing ineligible patients to jump the line, One Medical has reportedly failed to promptly implement an effective protocol to verify eligibility and instructed staff not to police eligibility," Clyburn wrote.  One Medical is a membership-based medical practice that provides primary care services to more than 500,000 members in ten states and the District of Columbia. Members pay $199 a year for VIP-level service, including same day appointments, 24/7 telemedicine appointments. Clyburn cited multiple news reports, including an investigation by NPR that...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 2-year-old child was critically injured Monday night when more than a dozen shots were fired into a house in Des Moines, police said. Police went to the home about 10:45 p.m. after receiving reports of gunfire in the area. Officers found that more than a dozen shots had been fired into the home and that one had hit a child, who had been sitting inside. The child was taken to a hospital and remained in critical condition early Tuesday. About two hours after the shooting, Iowa State Patrol troopers found a crash on Interstate 80 in Dallas County just west of Des Moines. Troopers believed the crash was connected to the shooting and notified Des Moines police. Police didn't provide details connecting the crash and shooting but said they had detained five people and recovered two firearms. Police didn't identify the child or those...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE lashed into President BidenJoe BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' MORE and his own Republican critics on Sunday during his first major address since leaving office, as he looks to leave a permanent stamp on the GOP amid speculation he will run again in 2024. "We all knew that the Biden administration was going to be bad, but none of us even imagined just how bad they would be and how far left they would go,” Trump told a crowd of enthusiastic supporters at...
    (CNN)For obvious reasons, President Joe Biden made the coronavirus pandemic his first legislative priority. Polling shows wide public support for his $1.9 trillion relief plan.But that didn't translate to Republican support for the measure. When the House passed the bill last week, not a single GOP lawmaker voted yes.That offered a bookend to developments in state capitals across the nation, where Republicans seek to restrict access to the ballot. After Biden defeated Donald Trump in a presidential election free of large-scale voter fraud, Republican legislators have proposed curbing voting methods used last November in the name of stopping large-scale fraud.In both cases, Republicans defied broad signals from the political marketplace. Instead, they heeded the defiant partisan impulse that Trump sounded before leaving office: "If you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore."Those words explain why Trump's pugnacity continues to grip the GOP despite his electoral...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The film “Lady Sings the Blues” is the story of jazz singer Billie Holiday–or is it? The movie inspired West Philadelphia native Lee Daniels to go into filmmaking. Now, 50 years later, “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday” finds Daniels, with help of screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks, going a lot deeper into the background of that 1971 classic. READ MORE: Fire Crews Rush To Battle Burning House In Delaware County The film is not rated but due to some sexual content, it is intended for mature audiences. READ MORE: Philadelphia Holding Two Gun Buybacks Saturday In Response To Violence Across City It’s streaming on Hulu right now and Daniels told CBS3’s Ukee Washington that he’ll be doing a project back home very soon, a horror movie based on true events. MORE NEWS: Bidens $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill Passes House, But Faces Senate Hurdle Watch the video to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The early ambitions of Joe Biden’s presidency are quickly running into the guardrails of archaic Senate rules, testing his willingness to remake an institution he reveres to fulfill many of the promises he has made to Americans. It’s a wonky, Washington dilemma with real-world implications for millions of people, determining everything from the future of a minimum wage hike to voting access. It will also shape Biden’s ability to keep two restive wings of the Democratic Party united: swing state moderates wary of the appearance of effectively giving up on bipartisanship and more progressive Democrats who argue that Republicans aren’t coming along anyway. Biden — who spent four decades as a senator and speaks of the institution with veneration, as well as some revisionist history about the good old days of cross-party cooperation — is so far trying to find the middle ground. Liberal Democrats applauded his...
    By JULIE PACE, AP Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON (AP) — The early ambitions of Joe Biden's presidency are quickly running into the guardrails of archaic Senate rules, testing his willingness to remake an institution he reveres to fulfill many of the promises he has made to Americans. It's a wonky, Washington dilemma with real-world implications for millions of people, determining everything from the future of a minimum wage hike to voting access. It will also shape Biden's ability to keep two restive wings of the Democratic Party united: swing state moderates wary of the appearance of effectively giving up on bipartisanship and more progressive Democrats who argue that Republicans aren't coming along anyway. Biden — who spent four decades as a senator and speaks of the institution with veneration, as well as some revisionist history about the good old days of cross-party cooperation — is so far trying to find...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The early ambitions of Joe Biden’s presidency are quickly running into the guardrails of archaic Senate rules, testing his willingness to remake an institution he reveres to fulfill many of the promises he has made to Americans. It’s a wonky, Washington dilemma with real-world implications for millions of people, determining everything from the future of a minimum wage hike to voting access. It will also shape Biden’s ability to keep two restive wings of the Democratic Party united: swing state moderates wary of the appearance of effectively giving up on bipartisanship and more progressive Democrats who argue that Republicans aren’t coming along anyway. Biden — who spent four decades as a senator and speaks of the institution with veneration, as well as some revisionist history about the good old days of cross-party cooperation — is so far trying to find the middle ground. Liberal Democrats...
    In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving recalled to House Admin members how previous discussions with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her office factored in to his “blender of decision making,” according to three sources with direct knowledge of Irving’s talk with House Admin. Pelosi’s office had previously impressed upon Irving that the National Guard was to remain off Capitol Grounds, Irving allegedly told House Admin. The discussions, which centered around “optics,” allegedly occurred in the months prior to the Jan. 6 riot, during a time when deployment of federal resources for civil unrest was unpopular with Democrats and many members of Congress. The three sources who confirmed the discussion to the Daily Caller did so under the condition of anonymity, citing the fear of putting a chill on further witnesses to how the security situation unfolded Jan. 6. The discussion, if...
    House Democrats this week launched an opening salvo in their efforts to drum up support for a massive intervention into the economy. Attacking tech companies for their supposedly anticompetitive actions, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law entirely failed to present compelling evidence of substantial consumer harm to justify the expansion of regulatory powers House Democrats are seeking. Conservatives and progressives alike have plenty of grievances against large tech companies at the moment. While progressives seek to rein in what they view as monopolistic corporations, conservatives are angry at perceived censorship of conservative viewpoints. It’s a fertile environment for drastic changes that conservatives would later regret. For example, progressives and conservatives often are united in their displeasure with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, though for nearly polar opposite reasons. The provision ensures that any media company, whether new media or traditional, is not held liable...
    House Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to end migration controls at the United States-Mexico border to help slow the Chinese coronavirus in foreign countries. In March 2020, former President Trump imposed a CDC order known as Title 42 that allows federal immigration officials to quickly return border crossers to their native countries to prevent adding to the current public health emergency in the U.S. Nearly 460,000 border crossers have been expelled and deported from the U.S. since March 2020 thanks to Title 42. In the last four months, alone, between 62,000 to 65,000 border crossers have been expelled and deported monthly under Title 42. A group of 61 House Democrats, though, are asking Biden to end Title 42 — arguing that the U.S. is contributing to the global spread of the coronavirus by deporting border crossers to their native countries. Instead, the House Democrats say, the border crossers should...
    Michelle Boyle in her living room. Blueline Studios Michelle Boyle moved into a 204-square-foot tiny home in 2015 to save money for retirement. She got really into tiny living and now owns a tiny house village with four rentals she built. She said that tiny living has changed her life and her future. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After her divorce, Michelle Boyle, 54, said she had no savings whatsoever. Now, she runs two businesses renting out four tiny homes she built herself, as well as four teardrop trailers she renovated. Boyle told Insider that in the early 2000s, she was a recently divorced single mother of two struggling from paycheck to paycheck, fearful she would never manage to retire. "At that point in time, I had not saved a single dime for retirement. I was just kind of scraping by supporting my two kids, no...
    Savannah Rychcik February 25, 2021 0 Comments White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is indicating the Biden administration would be leaving it up to Merrick Garland, the president’s nominee for attorney general, to determine whether there will be an investigation into former President Donald Trump’s alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. During her appearance on “The View” Thursday, co-host Joy Behar asked Psaki if Biden will hold Trump accountable even if it “divides the country further.” “We’re going to do something new here and we’re going to have an independent justice department,” Psaki said. She added, “You saw Merrick Garland… He had an incredibly powerful testimony. He answered tons of questions that you just referenced.” “He’ll have to decide whether there’s an investigation moving forward and how that will proceed and that’s going to be a decision that’s up to him,” the press secretary said. Watch part of...
    RANDOLPH (CBS) – A carjacking and police pursuit ended when the teenage suspect crashed into a Randolph home late Wednesday night. Massachusetts State Police say an Acura was taken from the parking lot of the Walmart on Route 28 in Avon sometime Wednesday night. The suspect was armed with a silver handgun. READ MORE: Long Waits On Vaccine Website As Thousands Of New Appointments Are Filled An Avon carjacking suspect crashed into a Randolph home. (WBZ-TV) Around 10:30 p.m. a state police sergeant spotted the stolen vehicle. The sergeant pursued the driver until the suspect crashed into a house on North Main Street in Randolph. READ MORE: Watch Live @ 1 pm: Baker Update On Reopenings In Massachusetts The sergeant took the driver, a male juvenile, into custody. A car is towed from a Randolph home following a crash. (WBZ-TV) State Police said the suspect had a minor injury from...
    KATIE Price has moved into a glamorous new pad with boyfriend Carl Woods after her Surrey home was sold without her knowledge. The 42-year-old, who had no idea her £1.2million Surrey home was being sold, has undergone her third big move in a year as she settles in Essex. 11Katie Price has moved in with boyfriend Carl WoodsCredit: Instagram While Katie moved in with her beau last September, securing a house for son Harvey, 18, across the road as he prepares to move to college, she had been travelling back and forth from the Surrey property. The large rental home had enough space for her five children to stay with her while her "cursed" mucky mansion, which she still owns, undergoes renovations. The Sun previously revealed how the reality star, who has been dating Carl, 32, since June last year, has been ordered to move out of...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill allowing felony offenders to tap into scholarship money they earned to pursue post-secondary education degrees cleared the Kentucky House on Wednesday. The measure would remove barriers preventing felons from receiving scholarship money under the popular Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship program. The state lottery-supported program allows students to earn money, based on academic performance, to help defray college expenses. The House passed the bill 96-2, sending it to the Senate. Rep. Killian Timoney called it a “compassion bill" offering opportunities to keep people from making more life-altering mistakes. “Removing this obstacle will open doors for students all across the commonwealth who have had a felony conviction but who so desperately want to improve their lives and the lives of their families," he said. "Who knows, this bill may help a first-time college attendee, changing their trajectory and the paths of...
    DENVER (CBS4) — A house in southwest Denver partially collapsed after a garbage truck backed into it. It happened in the 3300 block of South Julian Street on Wednesday. (credit: Denver Fire Department) “#DenverFireDepartment crews are working a partial building collapse at 3386 S. Julian,” officials tweeted. READ MORE: Colorado COVID Survivor Meets Plasma Donors Who Helped Save His Life (credit: Denver Fire Department) Part of the roof was shredded and some of the walls were separated from the foundations and leaning out. David Silva says he and his dog were napping at the time. “Before you know it, big crash bam boom. Shook the house, my dog ran out the back door. I ran to the front and it was dusty, in shambles, and I looked and there was a truck in my house. The driver of the truck came running in, wanted to know if I was okay....
    Two of President BidenJoe BidenHoyer: House will vote on COVID-19 relief bill Friday Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Powell pushes back on GOP inflation fears MORE’s Cabinet nominees are slamming into confirmation hurdles on Capitol Hill, testing the White House’s ability to navigate a tenuous Senate majority amid deep partisan divisions in Washington. Biden’s pick for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Neera TandenNeera TandenHaaland courts moderates during tense Senate confirmation hearing On The Money: Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill | Collins rules out GOP support for Biden relief plan | Powell fights inflation fears Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill MORE, now appears unlikely to be confirmed after two Senate panels delayed business meetings to vote on her nomination Wednesday. And Republicans are solidifying their opposition to Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraOvernight Health Care: COVID-19 vaccine makers pledge massive...
    DENVER (CBS4) — A house in southwest Denver partially collapsed after a garbage truck backed into it. It happened in the 3300 block of South Julian Street on Wednesday. (credit: Denver Fire Department) “#DenverFireDepartment crews are working a partial building collapse at 3386 S. Julian,” officials tweeted. (credit: Denver Fire Department) (credit: Denver Fire Department) No injuries have been reported. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Denver Fire Department and are working on the incident.
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., had some strong words for President Biden's administration after news surfaced that it was reopening a child migrant detention facility in Texas. "This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay - no matter the administration or party," the progressive icon tweeted on Tuesday. She added: "It’s only 2 mos into this admin & our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time. That’s why bold reimagination is so impt. DHS shouldn’t exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more." BIDEN DOJ RESCINDS ZERO TOLERANCE IMMIGRATION POLICY Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., piled on, tweeting: "Multiple administrations have made the callous choice to lock up thousands of children seeking refuge in the United States of America." "As long as we see people seeking a better life as 'aliens' instead of fellow human beings, our...
    House lawmakers on Wednesday will examine the role misinformation on cable news played in the Jan. 6 insurrection in a hearing that will test the boundaries between congressional oversight, regulation and issues of censorship. Representatives of Fox News have already complained about the premise, saying it “sets a terrible precedent” when members of Congress “highlight political speech they do not like.” Newsmax also decried the hearing as “an attack on free speech and basic First Amendment rights,” adding that the event “should send chills down the spines of all Americans.” While those companies aren’t scheduled to testify Wednesday, when media experts will be providing testimony, some Democratic lawmakers are leaving the door open to bringing in top executives from some of the most prominent cable news networks. “I wouldn’t rule out additional hearings, that’s for sure,” said Rep. Jerry McNerneyGerlad (Jerry) Mark McNerneyHillicon Valley: Google lifting ban on political ads...
    Phoenix Police released body-cam footage and audio from a 9-1-1 call Monday from an officer-involved shooting that left one dead. Police received a frantic 9-1-1 call Feb. 6 from a woman who had just gotten out of the shower and noticed a man walking around her backyard with a gun, Phoenix Police said in a statement. “Somebody’s in my backyard with a gun,” the unidentified victim can be heard saying in newly released 9-1-1 audio. As officers were responding to the scene, the victim can be heard screaming at someone to “get out” of her house, telling the 9-1-1 operator that a man, later identified as 29-year-old Anthony Greco, had made his way into her home. “He’s in my house with a gun, please hurry! Oh my god, please hurry” the victim screams. Once officers arrived, they managed to get the woman – who was seen wearing just a...
    (CNN)When President Joe Biden welcomes his Canadian counterpart to the White House on Tuesday to "reinvigorate" a cross-border relationship strained under his predecessor, he will do so by addressing a large television monitor.In-person visits from foreign leaders are still off-limits as the novel coronavirus continues to rage. So Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will beam into the West Wing from Ottawa, his bearded visage positioned next to Biden on a large screen as each man does his best to replicate the traditional choreography of a White House bilateral meeting.There won't be a handshake. But there will be opening remarks and a photo-op of the men sitting next to each other. The meeting between the two leaders will later expand into a session with Cabinet members, including the secretaries of State, Defense, Homeland Security and Transportation, who will speak to their counterparts over video-conference. And to conclude, Trudeau's face will pop...
    A POLICE officer who went to a boozy lockdown party before driving home drunk and crashing into a house had just heard of a relative's history of sex abuse, a misconduct panel heard. PC Tasia Stephens, 24, was off-duty when she attended the gathering at her auntie's house during the first nationwide lockdown in April last year. 4Tasia Stephens is reportedly facing the sack following the incident in April last yearCredit: Wales News Service 4Tasia Stephens is a police officer in WalesCredit: Wales News Service She was off-duty when she crashed her car into a house on a Saturday night, and now faces the sack. A misconduct hearing was told Stephens was "in good spirits" at the party when she broke the government "stay home" rules. She was walked home by a family member after being told a relative had a secret history of sex abuse, the panel was told....
    President Biden is hoping to succeed where the last three presidents have failed by proposing his own legislation revamping immigration. While diametrically opposed to former President Donald Trump’s approach, the Biden-backed immigration bill follows in the footsteps of unsuccessful pushes by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama to increase legal immigration and offer a pathway to citizenship for most illegal immigrants in the United States. Except Biden’s plan offers fewer concessions to Republicans on issues such as border security despite Democrats having a smaller Senate majority than when they last tried to pass a big immigration bill. That was the Gang of Eight deal in 2013, which won the votes of 14 Republican senators but couldn’t win over the GOP majority in the House. Then-Speaker John Boehner wouldn’t even bring it up for a vote. A similar fate befell multiple similar proposals under Bush. HOW THE BIDEN IMMIGRATION BILL...
    A 12-year-old boy killed a thief last Tuesday who I had entered the house of her 73-year-old grandmother and had injured her. The woman’s child and grandson, who also lived in the house, Shooting to one of the two thieves to defend it. Following the results of the preliminary investigation, officers they do not plan to press charges against him. The events occurred last Tuesday in North Carolina, in the United States, around 1 in the morning. The two burglars broke into the home in the Goldsboro neighborhood, hooded, demanding money and they shot the woman in the leg. When witnessing this situation, the woman’s 12-year-old grandson took a gun and shot the robbers. Neighbors, alarmed when they heard the shots, called the police. When they arrived, the agents found a man lying on the road a few meters from the house where the robbery attempt had taken place....
    The G-7 is unlikely to invite Russia into its group and reconstitute the G-8 anytime soon, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday. Fast Facts White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden won't likely make any new invitations to Russia to join the G7. "Obviously, an invitation would be done in partnership with our G-7 partners." Russia had been a member of the G-8 group until it was ousted in 2014 after annexing Crimea.  Russia had been a member of the G-8 group until it was ousted in 2014 after annexing Crimea.  "I don’t think we’re making new invitations to Russia or reiterating new invitations to Russia," Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One. "Obviously, an invitation would be done in partnership with our G-7 partners." President Biden had his first phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week.  Follow below for updates on the White...
    Finally, Buffalo Bill’s torture house is going to be an "immersive experience." That’s what the new owner, Chris Rowan, told Fox News about the more-than-century-old home that served as Buffalo Bill’s murder lair in "The Silence of the Lambs." ‘SILENCE OF THE LAMBS’ HOUSE IN PENNSYLVANIA SOLD AFTER 4 MONTHS: ‘DYING TO SHARE THIS NEWS’ Rowan purchased the four-bedroom home at the end of January, and soon the iconic property will welcome guests for overnight stays, fan tours and special events, including weddings. The home, used in the film "The Silence of the Lambs" as antagonist Buffalo Bill's house, was purchased by art director and prop stylist Chris Rowan in January 2021. (Credit: Alexis Zakis) The first two guests to stay at Buffalo Bill’s House are likely to be welcomed for a weekend visit in March, and are being randomly selected through a contest hosted on social media. Those wishing...
    A determined mother has transformed a hoarder's hovel into a stunning family home. Ciara Sowers, 32, spent four years clearing out rotten food, jars of urine, and bags of human hair from the house to make an incredible home for her and her daughters Macy, six, and Marleigh, three. Ciara had bought the house from her grandmother - which had been rented for years to a tenant - but she was left shocked when she first got the keys to the property. Pictures show what she arrived to find - enough rubbish to fill 100 industrial-sized garbage bags. The property had previously been rented by an individual who it emerged had hoarded extensively, leaving behind heaps of filth and human waste. Ciara Sowers, 32, from Alberta, spent four years clearing out rotten food, jars of urine, and bags of human hair from the house to make an incredible home...
    More On: israel Biden repeats Obama’s mistakes by dissing Israel: Goodwin Biden has still not spoken with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Symptomatic cases drop 94% with Pfizer vaccine, study shows Nevertheless, Xi persisted — with Biden’s support President Biden on Wednesday spoke by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — nearly one month after he took office. The White House did not immediately release a readout of the call. Biden and Netanyahu reportedly spoke for about an hour and Israel’s government released a photo of a smiling prime minister taking the call. The caption on the photo read in Hebrew, “Tonight, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with US President Joe Biden. The conversation was very friendly and warm and lasted about an hour. The two leaders noted their long-standing personal connection and said they would work together to further strengthen the strong alliance between Israel and the United...
    A POLICEWOMAN reportedly went to a boozy lockdown party before driving home drunk and crashing into a house. Police constable Tasia Stephens is facing the sack after allegedly breaching lockdown rules to attend a family party, then driving home while over the legal limit and crashing. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Tasia Stephens is reportedly facing the sack following the incident in April last yearCredit: Wales News Service 4Tasia Stephens is a police officer in WalesCredit: Wales News Service The 24-year-old South Wales officer was off-duty when she crashed her car into a house, the Daily Mail reported, on a Saturday night in April last year, during the first lockdown. Stephens was reportedly found to be over the legal limit when she was breathalysed by an officer following the crash. The UK was under strict stay-at-home rules in April, with those in Wales...
    More On: stabbings Couple fatally stabbed by their tenant in unprovoked attack: cops ‘A-Train Ripper’ busted, still covered in blood, in knife attacks on NYC subway ‘The time for action is now:’ Calls for more subway cops grow louder after A train carnage Two people found fatally stabbed on separate NYC subway trains A Michigan man armed with a knife broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house on Valentine’s Day– and was fatally stabbed during what may have been a “jealousy” fueled attack, authorities said. Johnathon Skaggs, 25, allegedly forced his way into the residence in Burton with three others armed with knives around 1 a.m. Sunday, news station WNEM reported. The group then began stabbing and hitting his ex and her new boyfriend, authorities said. “The homeowners were able to defend themselves, and Johnathon was stabbed multiple times in the chest area,” Burton Police Chief Brian Ross told the outlet. As...
    New Orleans and Mardi Gras go hand in hand, so when the city decided it had to cancel the the parades, parties and large gatherings for 2021, residents knew they wouldn't let the holiday pass without a celebration. Mardi Gras parades are not permitted this year because large gatherings have proven to be super-spreader events for COVID-19, said Mayor LaToya Cantrell's office. But despite the cancellations, festive "floats" will still line the streets of New Orleans — because people have decided to decorate their houses instead. View of a home decorated in honor of the renowned local chef Leah Chase on January 28, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  ERIKA GOLDRING / Getty Images House decorating has given artists in the city months of work when jobs were sparse due to the pandemic. Krewe of House Floats is a local group connecting homeowners looking to celebrate Mardi Gras with businesses hit...
    Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) was joined by Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) as he signed The Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families (RELIEF) Act on Monday. Also at the ceremony were House Minority Leader Nicholaus R. Kipke (R-Anne Arundel), House Majority Leader Eric G. Luedtke (D-Montgomery), Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Chairman Guy Guzzone (D-Howard) and Bryan W. Simonaire (R-Anne Arundel). (Courtesy Gov. Larry Hogan) This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) signed a heavily amended version of his billion-dollar COVID-19 relief package into law Monday, authorizing thousands of low-income Marylanders to get stimulus checks. Hogan, along with Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County), lauded the speedy...
    More On: capitol riot House GOP demands Pelosi address Capitol riot security failures Politicians want answers about National Guard’s lengthy DC deployment Parler returns online following month-long hiatus after Capitol riot North Carolina GOP to vote on censuring Sen . Burr for impeachment vote WASHINGTON — An independent, 9/11-style commission will be established to review the deadly security failures at the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday. In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said a preliminary review by retired four-star general Russel Honoré indicated that a full commission was needed to ensure against another deadly breach of Congress. “It is clear from his findings and from the impeachment trial that we must get to the truth of how this happened,” Pelosi wrote. “To protect our security, our security, our security, our next step will be to establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission,” she...
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    By Hope Yen | Associated Press WASHINGTON — After former President Donald Trump’s acquittal at his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appears to be growing for an independent Sept. 11-style commission into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol. Investigations into the riot were already planned, with Senate hearings scheduled later this month in the Senate Rules Committee. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has asked retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to lead an immediate review of the Capitol’s security process. Lawmakers from both parties, speaking on Sunday’s news shows, signaled that even more inquiries were likely. The Senate verdict Saturday, with its 57-43 majority falling 10 votes short of the two-thirds needed to convict Trump, hardly put to rest the debate about the Republican former president’s culpability for the Jan. 6 assault. “There should be a complete investigation about what happened,” said Louisiana Sen....
    NANCY Pelosi is under fire for Capitol riot security failures and Republicans want an inquiry into whether she ignored the threat. Rodney Davis, Jim Jordan, James Comer and Devin Nunes sent a letter to Pelosi on Monday saying that "many important questions" from the infamous event "remain unanswered," according to Fox News. 6Pelosi has come under fireCredit: Rex Features The quad mentioned claims that former Capitol Police Chief Steve Sund made that he approached the sergeants at arms to ask for help from the National Guard two days before the deadly riot. In a letter to the House Speaker, Sund said the former Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving said he didn't feel that the "intelligence supported it." "As you are aware, the Speaker of the House is not only the leader of the majority party, but also has enormous institutional responsibilities," they wrote. "The Speaker is responsible for all...
    EFE videos The deployment of soldiers in the streets increases tension in Burma Yangon (Burma), Feb 15 (EFE) – With the Army deployed in the streets of the country and after a long night without internet, the Burmese once again challenged the growing repression of the military on Monday and came out one more day to protest, while the elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, remains under house arrest. Two weeks after the coup and in an increasingly tense atmosphere, the police and soldiers fired indiscriminately today with compressed air guns to break up a demonstration in Mandalay, the second largest city in the country, as confirmed by two witnesses to Efe, without at the moment there are figures of injuries. In Rangoon, groups of protesters showed their rejection of the military junta with banners reading “End the dictatorship” as the tanks and military trucks that have been touring the...
    After a “heartbreaking” verdict, House prosecutors who argued that Donald Trump should be found guilty of inciting the assault on Capitol Hill said Sunday that they proved their claim, and lashed out at the Republican Senate leader and a majority of his colleagues “for assuming contradictory positions” when acquitting the former president. Miami World / apnews A day after Trump won his second Senate impeachment in two years, support appears to be growing for forming an independent commission, similar to the panel created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to make sure that do not repeat such a horrendous insurrection. The end of the expedited trial hardly put an end to the debate over Trump’s guilt in the Jan.6 assault as the political, legal and emotional fallout continues. Additional investigations into the revolt are already planned, and the Senate scheduled hearings for the end of this month before...
    (CNN)Unemployment benefits will begin to lapse for millions of American In less than a month, putting the pressure squarely on Congress -- and Democratic leader s-- to usher through a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill. The next four weeks will test Democratic unity and require the party's progressives and moderates to put aside clear philosophical differences over the scope of what is needed for the recovery right now. It will also cement a reality for President Joe Biden: his first major push in Congress isn't going to be a bipartisan one. Instead, a process is fully underway that will allow Democrats to pass this bill through the Senate with just 51 votes.Bottom line: Congress is out this week, but the quiet work of pulling together the Democrats' opening offer at Covid relief continues this week with the House on track to pass their portion of the $1.9 trillion proposal as...
    A 12-year-old boy shot dead a masked robber who broke into his grandmother’s home, cops have said. Robber Khalil Herring, 19, was one of two men who forced their way into 73-year-old Linda Ellis’s home in Goldsboro, North Carolina and shot her in the leg. 4Linda Ellis was shot in the leg during the robberyCredit: ABC11 4Herring was one of two robbers who burst into her homeCredit: ABC11 During the robbery, the boy grabbed a gun and shot back at the intruders, hitting one of them. Herring was later found at an intersection a half block from the house and was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care, where he later died of his injuries.  “Preliminary evidence suggest Khalil Herring was one of the two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery,” Goldsboro police said in a statement. “A 12-year-old juvenile occupant of the residence shot at the suspects with...
    After a “heartbreaking” verdict, House prosecutors who argued that Donald Trump should be found guilty of inciting the assault on Capitol Hill said Sunday that they proved their claim, and lashed out at the Republican Senate leader and a majority of his colleagues “for assuming contradictory positions” when acquitting the former president. A day after Trump won his second Senate impeachment in two years, support appears to be growing for forming an independent commission, similar to the panel created after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to make sure that do not repeat such a horrendous insurrection. The end of the expedited trial hardly put an end to the debate over Trump’s guilt in the Jan.6 assault as the political, legal and emotional fallout continues. Additional investigations into the revolt are already planned, and the Senate scheduled hearings for the end of this month before the Upper House Standards...
    Democratic impeachment managers argued they were right not to call any witnesses after a Senate vote permitted them to do so during Saturday's trial, which ended up with former President Donald Trump's acquittal.  'We could have had 500 witnesses and it would have not have overcome the kinds of arguments being made by Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who were hanging their hats on the claim that it was somehow unconstitutional,' head House impeachment manager, Rep. Jamie Raskin, argued at a press conference after the Senate vote.      On Saturday morning, Raskin threw the impeachment trial into chaos when he said that the Democrats now wanted testimony and notes from Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who had information about a phone call between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, which indicated the now ex-president refused to call off his MAGA mob.  Rep. Jamie Raskin, the House's lead impeachment manager, said...
    A phone call between then-President Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during the January 6 riots erupted into an expletive-filled shouting match, according to a CNN report released Friday. While rioters entered the Capitol building, Trump told McCarthy during a call that the rioters cared more about election integrity more than the House GOP leader. “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump said, according to lawmakers familiar with the call. McCarthy then said that rioters were Trump supporters and urged him to implore them to leave. Republican lawmakers familiar with the call described the conversation between Trump and McCarthy as a shouting match. According to GOP lawmakers familiar with the call, as rioters were reportedly breaking into his office through the windows, McCarthy told Trump, “Who the f**k do you think you’re talking to?” Republican lawmakers said the phone call reveals...
    Marjorie Taylor Greene lashed out at fellow GOP Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler on Saturday for turning on the Republican Party, calling her 'the gift that keeps on giving to the Democrats.' Taylor Greene is specifically referencing Herrera revealing details this week of a January 6 phone conversation between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and former president Doanld Trump. 'First voting to impeach innocent President Trump, then yapping to the press and throwing @GOPLeader under the bus, and now a tool as a witness for the Democrats running the circus trial,' Taylor Greene tweeted on Saturday. 'The Trump loyal 75 million are watching.' Only 10 Republican congressmen and women voted to impeach Trump last month – exactly one week after the Capitol attack. Taylor Greene, who famously was booted from her committee assignments earlier this month for pushing QAnon conspiracies, said the impeachment is a 'sham.' 'Another sham impeachment trial WITHOUT...
    The Senate has agreed to a deal avoiding witnesses at former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The proceedings appeared destined for a swift conclusion early Saturday afternoon until House Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) announced that he was seeking testimony from a witness — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) — to discuss her secondhand account of a phone call between Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) after the attack on the Capitol began. Trump’s defense team responded by threatening to call a large number of witnesses including Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). After a period of limbo on the Senate floor, a recess was called as the two sides hammered out a deal. Herrera Buetler’s testimony was read into the record, with the former president’s counsel stipulating that the statement as read would accurately resemble Herrera Beutler’s testimony . ...
    The White House has decided to launch a full investigation. Former Democratic President Barack Obama, of whom Biden was the vice president, failed to close the controversial prison during his two terms. As a first step, the National Security Council of the White House will launch a full investigation into Guantanamo Bay. It will be a question of examining the current situation and seeing what measures can be taken “in accordance with our objective of closing Guantanamo”, declared Ms. Psaki. The National Security Council will work with the departments of Defense, Justice and Foreign Affairs as well as with Congress. Guantanamo was opened in 2002 under President George W. Bush as part of the fight against terrorism that the United States launched after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The prison has not received any new prisoners since 2008, but in January 2018, President Donald Trump signed an executive...
    Loading the player... Donald Trump and Rep. Kevin McCarthy reportedly got into a screaming match during the U.S. Capitol riots as the former president claimed the protesters cared more about the election results. CNN reported on Friday that then-President Trump and McCarthy, the Republican minority leader in the U.S. House, were involved in a profanity-laced screaming match during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The top Republican in Congress called Trump during the mob attack and pleaded with him to call off his supporters who breached the Capitol in order to stop the Electoral College certification of President Joe Biden. (Credit: Getty Images and McCarthy) Read More: Stacey Plaskett slams Trump’s impeachment defense: ‘Black woman are sick and tired’ “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are,” Trump said, according to lawmakers. “Who the f–k do you think you are talking...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s “Getting Hosed.” Again. In our exposé of the City’s bad water billing system, we’ve asked over and over  — why hasn’t anything been done to fix it?  When we couldn’t get a straight answer from the City, we submitted a public records request for the City’s internal emails. They inundated us in more than two-thousand pages of emails. Enough to bury us. But instead, we went through each page and found where their priorities lay.  RELATED: Man Believes His Illinois Unemployment Benefits Are Being Held Up Because He Is Taking An Online Class From The Bush To Bureaucracy In our two year investigation, no one has been more hosed than Rodney Andrews. CBS 2 Investigators began covering his saga with the Chicago Department of Water Management more than a year ago.  For more than 30 years, he’s jostled Chicago’s concrete jungle as a cabbie — and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The searing images once again claimed center stage: a mob storming the U.S. Capitol, Trump flags held aloft as violent rioters fought with police and targeted lawmakers. But as the traumatic video footage from Jan. 6 grips viewers of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, there is one place where, publicly, the trial is being studiously ignored: the White House. President Joe Biden stressed to reporters in advance that he would not be watching the proceedings and his team’s message is clear: Their focus is on the business of governing and not the historic events unfolding at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has dodged question after question about the trial, declining to offer Biden’s opinion on the proceedings. And Biden’s calendar this week is meant as counterprogramming to the trial: events focused on getting aid to those suffering...
    Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on February 11, 2021.Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expects Democrats will pass their next coronavirus relief package before programs buoying jobless Americans lapse next month, she said Thursday. The House hopes to approve its $1.9 trillion aid plan "by the end of February so we can send it to the president's desk before unemployment benefits expire" on March 14, the California Democrat told reporters. The pandemic-era policies set to run out add a $300 per week federal unemployment supplement, expand benefits eligibility to self-employed and gig workers and extend the number of weeks Americans can receive benefits. Nine House committees this week started to write and advance their portions of the relief bill, which Democrats are expected to pass through budget reconciliation...
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    Priyanka Chopra Jonas is making the right kind of noise on the internet. This time, it’s not because of her film, but it is due to her already out memoir, Unfinished. The global icon has been garnering praises for her novel and many anecdotes and life secrets of the actress are out. Right from how she hid her boyfriend when she was in the class tenth to even the behind story about her tattoo ‘Daddy’s Li’l Girl’, she’s all over the news. However, now we’ve got our hands on some of the unseen pics of NickYanka that are featured inside the memoir. Priyanka Chopra Jonas Reveals in ‘Unfinished’ That She Once Hid Her High-School Boyfriend in the Closet but Got Caught! A Twitter page called ‘Daily Nick Jonas’ has shared some pictures from the book and it sees many moments of the couple. Right from the duo at an island...
    Tensions are rising between the fiercest House Republican critic of Donald Trump and the former president's most ardent GOP defender. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz Wednesday lashed his House Republican colleague, Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, over his new political action committee meant to purge from the party sympathizers of Trump and Georgia Republican Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, who House Democrats last week stripped of committee assignments due to past social media posts supportive of violent conspiracy theories such as QAnon. Gaetz, one of Trump's most vocal supporters in the House, took a backhanded jab at Kinzinger for his Wisconsin National Guard service in his own Florida Panhandle congressional district. Gaetz then went off on Kinzinger for his PAC, having himself sworn off that type of fundraising. "Adam is a patriot who fought for America from Northwest Florida. We will always appreciate & honor his service. Now, he wants to...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BEAVER COUNTY (KDKA) – It was a rude awakening for the people inside of a Beaver County home on Thursday morning when a garbage truck crashed into their house. RELATED: 20 Years Later: Remembering Three Rivers Stadium The truck crashed into the home on Berry Street early this morning, causing damage to the house. RELATED: Wrong Way Driver Hits Several Cars On Route 28 No injuries have been reported and the cause of the crash is unknown at this time. MORE: Presidential Level Savings: Why Mattress And Furniture Retailers Made Presidents Day A Big Day Stay With KDKA.com For More Details
    A NEW YORK man has been accused of raping and repeatedly strangling a woman in her own home while wearing terrifying clown make-up. Joseph T. Johnson, 33, of Wyandanch, has been charged with rape, strangulation, and multiple burglary counts after allegedly breaking into the victim's home twice in 72 hours. 6Johnson allegedly broke into a woman's home and raped and strangled herCredit: Facebook 6Footage allegedly showed Johnson at the house wearing clown face paintCredit: Facebook The rampage started on September 19 after Johnson allegedly smashed several parked cars at Wyandanch train station between 1am and 3am. Johnson then allegedly broke into a woman's home in Wyandanch where he raped and strangled her, and stole money as he left, Daily Mail reports. Suffolk County district attorney, Timothy Sini, said the woman installed several security cameras in and around her house after the attack. Two days later, Johnson allegedly broke into...
    By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The searing images once again claimed center stage: a mob storming the U.S. Capitol, Trump flags held aloft as violent rioters fought with police and targeted lawmakers. But as the traumatic video footage from Jan. 6 grips viewers of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, there is one place where, publicly, the trial is being studiously ignored: the White House. President Joe Biden stressed to reporters in advance that he would not be watching the proceedings and his team’s message is clear: Their focus is on the business of governing and not the historic events unfolding at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has dodged question after question about the trial, declining to offer Biden’s opinion on the proceedings. And Biden’s calendar this week is meant as counterprogramming to the trial:...
    The second day of former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchoen says Trump team will be 'very well prepared' after criticism Iowa Republicans seek to cut funding for schools with 1619 Project in curriculum Capitol rioter seen smoking in Rotunda arrested MORE's impeachment trial ended with chaos after an effort by Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeSenate approves organizing resolution for second Trump trial LIVE COVERAGE: Senate opens Trump's second impeachment trial The GOP's impeachment 'prisoner's dilemma' MORE (R-Utah) to remove remarks by the House impeachment managers from the official record sparked widespread confusion. After the House managers announced they were wrapping up for the day, Lee stood at his desk on the Senate floor and asked to strike comments made by the House lawmakers that related to him. "Statements were attributed to me moments ago by the House impeachment managers, statements relating to the content of conversations between a phone call involving...
    VIDEO34:0034:00Democrats enter emergency calls and new riot videos into trial recordNews Videos House impeachment managers on Wednesday used graphic video and audio clips — some of which they said had not been publicly released — to recreate the moments when a pro-Trump mob stormed into the Capitol on Jan. 6. Del. Stacey Plaskett, a Democrat representing the Virgin Islands, presented the harrowing footage and sound as she illustrated the danger former Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress faced as they confirmed President Joe Biden's electoral win. It came during a day when House impeachment managers made their case that Donald Trump incited an insurrection against the government, in front of lawmakers who both lived through the attack and will decide whether to convict the former president for causing it. "President Trump put a target on their backs and his mob went into the Capitol to hunt them down,"...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police commissioner of Philadelphia has suspended with intent to dismiss an off-duty police officer accused of driving under the influence when his car went out of control and crashed into a northeast Philadelphia home, hitting two residents and critically injuring one of them. Commissioner Danielle Outlaw earlier called the involvement of a police officer in such a case “appalling.” Gregory Campbell, 27, is charged with aggravated assault while driving under the influence and related charges including criminal mischief and aggravated assault by vehicle. Campbell, an officer for the past two years, was most recently assigned to the 14th district. RELATED: Operation Philly Special: Lawmakers Lay Out Proposal To Use Lincoln Financial Field As COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site Police say the car was heading north on Caroline Road near the Northeast Philadelphia Airport when it went airborne and crashed into the home at about 8:20 p.m....
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The police commissioner of Philadelphia has suspended with intent to dismiss an off-duty police officer accused of driving under the influence when his car went out of control and crashed into a northeast Philadelphia home, hitting two residents and critically injuring one of them. Commissioner Danielle Outlaw earlier called the involvement of a police officer in such a case “appalling.” Gregory Campbell, 27, is charged with aggravated assault while driving under the influence and related charges including criminal mischief and aggravated assault by vehicle. Campbell, an officer for the past two years, was most recently assigned to the 14th district. Police say the car was heading north on Caroline Road near the Northeast Philadelphia Airport when it went airborne and crashed into the home at about 8:20 p.m. Saturday. Police say the car went through the property, leaving a 53-year-old woman trapped under the vehicle and unconscious....
    As House impeachment managers on Wednesday sought to brand former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchoen says Trump team will be 'very well prepared' after criticism Iowa Republicans seek to cut funding for schools with 1619 Project in curriculum Capitol rioter seen smoking in Rotunda arrested MORE as the “inciter in chief,” the scope of Trump’s free speech rights took on a central focus. Lead manager Rep. Jamie RaskinJamin (Jamie) Ben RaskinVideo stirs emotions on Trump trial's first day GOP senators 'perplexed' by 'unfocused' and 'weaker' Trump legal defense GOP senator says House impeachment arguments were 'persuasive' MORE (D-Md.), seeking to preempt one of Trump’s core defenses, said the House team would demonstrate that Trump’s speech at issue fell beyond the First Amendment’s protections.  “We heard a lot yesterday about his claim that this incitement of insurrection was perfectly appropriate because somehow it’s protected by the First Amendment,” said Raskin, a former constitutional...
    House GOP members are calling on the Pentagon’s watchdog to investigate the Biden administration’s decision to place the Trump administration’s pick for the top NSA lawyer job, Michael Ellis, on administrative leave, calling it political “retribution.” Ellis, a former counsel to Rep. Devin Nunes, when the California Republican led the House Intelligence Committee, was named NSA general counsel, a career position, a few weeks after President Biden defeated former President Donald Trump, but the NSA’s leadership resisted letting him fill the role, and the Biden team blocked him on Inauguration Day. Nunes, now the committee's ranking member, was joined by fellow Republicans in sending a letter to NSA director Gen. Paul Nakasone, asking for answers about why he attempted to block Ellis and calling on the Defense Department to expand an inquiry into Ellis. "The sad reality is that NSA — at the behest of elected Democrats...
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    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill allowing felony offenders to tap into scholarship money they earned to pursue post-secondary education degrees cleared the House Education Committee on Tuesday. The measure — backed by social justice and business advocates — would remove barriers preventing felons from receiving scholarship money under the popular Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship, or KEES, program. The bill sailed through committee and heads to the full House. The state lottery-supported program allows students to earn money, based on their high school grades, to help defray college expenses. Allowing felony offenders to qualify for KEES support recognizes young people sometimes make mistakes, said Republican Rep. Killian Timoney. Timoney, a longtime educator, referred to his proposal as a “compassion bill.” “We are removing an obstacle," he said. "We’re removing something that’s going to prevent a potential student from going on to higher ed and bettering...
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) — A suspected drunk driver ran after slamming into a Vacaville home early Monday morning. Officials say a teenager who’s now in custody was behind the wheel. RELATED: Deputy’s Split-Second Reaction Saves Man From 150-Foot Fall The Davis family says the impact felt like an earthquake. Sarai Davis was awake when the car crashed into her home. “I just heard a big boom and the whole house shook,” Sarai Davis said. Their Ring camera captured every moment as a suspected drunk driver clipped two parked cars before skidding sideways, making their home an unfortunate pit stop. As ash and debris went flying, thick smoke filled the screen. RELATED: Ambulance Stolen In North Sacramento, Abandoned Nearby “We’re still kind of shaken up about everything. The clean up is going to be a lot of fun,” Sarai Davis said. The green sedan was going so fast that it knocked a...
    Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial will begin Tuesday afternoon with arguments on its constitutionality — then almost certainly stretch into next week, under a deal hammered out by Democratic and Republican Senate leaders. Tuesday’s arguments will last for up to four hours, equally divided between Democratic impeachment managers from the House of Representatives and Trump’s lawyers, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said. A simple-majority decision will follow, with the outcome likely to mirror the 55-45 vote spurred last month by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who argued, “Private citizens don’t get impeached; impeachment is for removal from office. And the accused here has already left office.” That prior tally also suggests Trump is likely to be acquitted for allegedly inciting the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot by his supporters because conviction requires a two-thirds majority, which means at least a dozen more Republican senators would have to...
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    House Democrats are renewing an investigation into political interference in the nation's pandemic response by the Trump administration, requesting documents they allege have long been blocked by the previous administration. In letters to White House Chief of Staff Ron KlainRon KlainBiden makes inroads with progressives GOP blames White House staff for lack of COVID-19 relief deal Biden to announce task force on migrant family reunification next week MORE and acting head of Health and Human Services Norris Cochran sent Monday, Democrats on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said the panel is continuing "critical investigations in the 117th Congress in order to understand what went wrong over the last year and determine what corrective steps are necessary to control the virus and save American lives." House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the panel's chairman, said the previous administration "refused to cooperate" with the subcommittee's inquiries.  He alleged the White...
    House Democrats are renewing an investigation into political interference in the nation's pandemic response from the Trump administration, requesting documents they allege have long been blocked by the previous administration. In letters to White House Chief of Staff Ron KlainRon KlainBiden makes inroads with progressives GOP blames White House staff for lack of COVID-19 relief deal Biden to announce task force on migrant family reunification next week MORE and acting head of Health and Human Services Norris Cochran sent Monday, Democrats on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said the panel is continuing "critical investigations in the 117th Congress in order to understand what went wrong over the last year and determine what corrective steps are necessary to control the virus and save American lives." House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the panel's chairman, said the previous administration "refused to cooperate" with the subcommittee's inquiries.  He alleged the White...
    A Philadelphia cop has been arrested and charged with drunk driving and other offenses after allegedly plowing into a house on Saturday, injuring two of the occupants, and killing their dog, according to reports.  Officer Gregory Campbell, 27, was off-duty when he lost control of a 2014 Dodge Dart that went airborne and crashed into a North Philadelphia home around 8:20 p.m, the Philadelphia Police Department said. A homeowner, 53, who was inside at the time of the crash, was knocked unconscious and was trapped under Campbell’s vehicle, police said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was taken to a hospital and was listed in critical condition, as of Sunday. POLICE UNION BLASTS PHILADELPHIA DA FOR NOT 'DOING HIS JOB' AFTER MURDER SUSPECT'S RELEASE ON REDUCED BAIL A male resident of the home, 45, sustained injuries, including road rash to his back. He was hospitalized in stable condition, according to police. The couple's dog was killed in the...
    (CNN)When New Orleans' mayor announced that the city's legendary Carnival parades would be canceled on account of Covid-19, Megan Boudreaux wasn't surprised. Like so many, the mom and insurance manager had known in her gut that the weekslong fête would take 2021 off. Revelers of all ages packed at least three deep along routes that wind for miles seemed the textbook antithesis of social distancing.Visit New Orleans house floats wherever you are• Photo tour • Official map • Facebook • Instagram • Twitter"So, I kinda made a comment: 'Well, that's fine, I'm just going to decorate my house,'" said Boudreaux, who invited her neighbors to turn their homes, too, into stationary versions of the ornately designed floats that populate the four dozen or so parades that roll in the city each year. This way, she figured, partiers could stay 6 feet apart while visiting outdoors and enjoying the artistry of...
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    J.R.R. Tolkien's home is on the market. New Line Cinema/Courtesy of Breckon and Breckon A group of J.R.R Tolkien fans are trying to fundraise to buy "The Lord of The Rings" author's home. The property is located in Oxford, England, about 57 miles from London. The group, Project Northmoor, hopes to run creative workshops for aspiring writers from the space. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "The Lord of the Rings" fans have long followed the adventures of Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, and Gandalf across the wildly popular book and movie series — and they can't get enough of the beloved epic-fantasy saga. There's even a long-awaited Amazon TV series adaptation in the works. Now, some of those fans are trying to raise $6 million to buy the house that belonged to the man behind the trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien, so they can turn into "a place for new...
    THIS is the shocking moment a car flew 125 feet in the air and crashed into the roof of a home in Northwest Iowa. The incident took place on Tuesday night at approximately 10.40pm in Larchwood, Iowa. 11The crash took place on Tuesday night at approximately 10.40pmCredit: Ace Towing Inc 11The car flew 125 feet in the air before crashingCredit: Ace Towing Inc 11The car is seen getting removed from the house in in Larchwood, IowaCredit: Ace Towing Inc 11The Iowa State Patrol revealed the unusual incident occurred when the driver of the vehicle lost control of his car Black-and-white surveillance footage of the incident, obtained by KELOLAND News, shows the speeding car soar into the air before it ended up on the roof of a home. The Iowa State Patrol revealed the unusual incident occurred when the driver of the vehicle lost control of his car. The male driver,...
    A mother was left mortified when her six-year-old daughter accidentally took her thong into school after it got stuck on her Velcro shoe. US TikTok user Gracie Noe shared the story with her 124,000 followers and even joked that she was now looking for a new school for her child after the incident.  Gracie filmed herself while sat in the car with her daughter who had just come back from school as she explained what happened to her mother.  US TikTok user Gracie Noe has told how she was left mortified when her six-year-old daughter accidentally took her thong into school after it got stuck on her Velcro shoe In the viral clip, the woman was visibly embarrassed as she hid her face and laughed into her hands while listening to the story. Her daughter said: 'I was going to walk to class and I saw a teacher and she...
    So how are House Republicans dealing with the fallout from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s freshly resurfaced 9/11 trutherism, school shooting denialism, and threats on fellow lawmakers’ lives? They’re giving her a standing ovation. “Marjorie Taylor Greene is House minority leader,” co-host Rick Wilson says on the latest episode of The New Abnormal. “She runs the House.” The newly elected Georgia Republican, Rick says, is the GOP’s equivalent of the “crazy uncle”: “We know he’s drunk. We know he’s crazy. We know he comes to Thanksgiving dinner every year lit to shit. And we’ll just pretend it’s not happening. And even though Greene was booted from her committees Thursday night in a largely partisan vote, Rick predicts she “will raise a ton of money because they will all say, ‘Oh, we have to teach the lying libtard cucks a lesson. And Marjorie Taylor Greene is a hero and Trump loves her,...
    KATIE Price has revealed that son Harvey has lost weight after moving into his own house as she "keeps the kitchen cupboards empty". The 42-year-old star appeared on the daytime show today to discuss her BBC documentary about the teen, as well as The Sun's exclusive on her disability following her tragic accident last year. 7Katie revealed that Harvey has lost weight on today's Loose Women In the chat, the mother-of-five explained how 18-year-old Harvey had moved into his own house opposite from the family pad so that he can experience independence before making the move to a residential college in September. And the decision has made a world of difference to Harvey, who is much "calmer" without the noise of his siblings, and has even shed some pounds. Katie explained: "I really don't want to upset Harvey and you have to do transitions slowly, I want it to be...
    Senior House Republicans say that, left by Democrats with few other options, their party is entertaining the idea of breaking up Big Tech companies like Facebook in the hope of countering what they say is consistently unfair censorship of conservatives on social media. “I do think there is an appetite amongst Republicans, if the Democrats wanted to try to break up Big Tech, I think there is support for that," said Republican Rep. Greg Steube of Florida. Steube said that Republicans “have no other options" because Democrats have stymied all other actions for holding social media platforms accountable. “I think something needs to be done to show these Big Tech companies they can't run over people and censor them,” said Steube, a member of the House Oversight Committee. Early last week, Steube and the top House Oversight Committee Republican, James Comer of Kentucky, asked the Democratic chairwoman of the...
    A SUPER organised mum has revealed how to never spend more than half an hour cleaning - and you can even split it into three-minute chunks. Gemma Bray, 39, from Manchester, who lives in Sevenoaks, Kent, has helped hundreds of thousands of women with The Organised Mum Method, known as TOMM by her fans. 7Mum-of-three Gemma Bray, 39, believes the cleaning should never take more than half an hourCredit: gem_bray/Instagrm The mum-of-three's mantra is "there's more to life than housework" and her method came out of necessity - as she would spend up to four hours-a-day obsessively cleaning her house following the birth of her first child. Gemma - who's mum to Tom 14, Johnny, 12, and Ben, five - tells Fabulous: "I spent my whole pregnancy envisioning how wonderful motherhood would be and was sold on this romantic ideal. "The reality was nothing like that, I struggled and felt...
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy Wednesday was coward night for the House GOP Conference. Republicans met for five hours to vote on whether to strip Rep. Liz Cheney of her leadership position and to talk over whether to take action against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. A secret vote gave Cheney a big win, with 145 Republicans voting to keep her as their conference chair, and just 61 voting against. In other words, many of the Republicans who not only voted against impeachment but voted to overturn election results in the hours after the attack on the Capitol also voted to keep Cheney in leadership. That gives some credence to claims that there were Republicans who were motivated solely by fear to give Donald Trump the votes he demanded on those. Cowards. The next coward was Marjorie Taylor Greene herself. After days of hardcore Twitter posturing about how “I won’t back down. I’ll never apologize,” she...
    Three years ago, DFL-affiliated political groups were outspent by Republican-leaning groups in races for the Minnesota House yet came away with an election sweep that returned the chamber to their control. In 2020, the DFL’s apparatus vastly outspent their GOP counterparts and saw their House majority shrink, though they managed to retain control, while a DFL-pledge to do whatever it took to recapture the Senate fell short.  Article continues after advertisement So is money in politics all that the people who raise and spend the money think it is — or are the fundamentals of each race what really matter?  The 2020 reports released Tuesday by the state Campaign Finance Board don’t offer many clues. Looking at independent expenditures – money spent independent of the candidates’ campaigns that typically dwarfs candidate spending — groups seeking to help elect DFLers outspent their GOP rivals $18 million to $7.5 million.  Yet in...
    Reuters February 3, 2021 0 Comments The White House said on Tuesday it would look into whether it can make visitor logs from former President Donald Trump’s administration public, a move that will be in line with the Biden administration’s vow to release its own records. The logs detail who visits the president and his staff on official business and enables the public to know which lobbyists, political donors and others are gaining access to the chief executive and his aides on a daily basis. The logs became a bone of contention in 2017 when the Trump administration said it would not release them. It kept visitor logs to core offices of the White House – including the West Wing – private and that decision faced legal challenges for its lack of transparency. The Trump administration later settled a lawsuit in 2018 to allow monthly publication of visitor logs...
    (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has recently become the Republican Party's leading truth teller. He started by directly blaming Donald Trump for inciting the January 6 Capitol riot, something most of his fellow Republican senators have been unwilling to do.Then he made two additional comments this week that have placed him head and shoulders above his colleagues in acknowledging the danger the GOP is in as it looks to the future. Richard N. BondHe praised Rep. Liz Cheney as "a leader with deep convictions and courage," after her recent vote, with nine other House Republicans, to impeach Trump for the second time. Republicans in the House, meanwhile, are meeting to discuss ousting Cheney from GOP leadership. Now McConnell is condemning "loony lies and conspiracy theories," such as those issuing from Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (though he avoided naming her), including questioning whether 9/11 happened and her assertions that some...
    Democrats are pushing to make controversial Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of the GOP, using her to target vulnerable members of the opposition in a new ad.  'He stood with Q, not you' is the attack line in a new ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee targeting seven House Republicans and Leader Kevin McCarthy. The ads feature images of Greene and fellow GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, who have expressed support for some QAnon theories, and claims the conspiracy group has taken over the party. 'QAnon ... Took over the Republican Party,' the narrator states. 'Sent followers to Congress.' It goes on to tie the group to the January 6th MAGA riot on Capitol Hill that left five dead, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer.  'And with Donald Trump, incited a mob that attacked the Capitol and murdered a cop,' the narrator says.  The ad will run in Dallas,...
    Four days after the electoral college certified Joe Biden's presidential victory, then-President Donald Trump, his legal team and several White House advisers had an election fraud meeting in the Oval Office that devolved into a shouting and swearing match. The heated confrontation took place over six hours, first as aides faced off against each other around the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office before it continued upstairs in the Yellow Oval Room, the president's private living room in the White House residence. Axios revealed the details of the December 18th showdown as part of its 'Off the Rails' series, examining the final days of Trump's presidency.  Donald Trump, his legal team and several White House advisers had an election fraud meeting in the Oval Office in December that delved into shouting and swearing match During the meeting, attorney Sidney Powell presented the case she had made publicly time and...
    Stunning new details have emerged from President Donald Trump’s final days in office, in particular a meeting with competing factions of allies that plunged into a chaotic mix of conspiracy theories and screaming across the White House. Reports in December described the meeting where Trump hosted “Kraken” attorney Sidney Powell and pardoned former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn at the Oval Office. The meeting was then described as a chaotic affair devoted to Trump’s obsession with overturning his 2020 election defeat after numerous attempts had already fallen apart. But Axios has reported excruciating new details on the conversation and how it devolved into a confrontation between the White House’s advisers and the conspiracy theories pitched by Powell, Flynn, and their surrogates. The meeting began with Powell’s claim that Dominion Voting Systems rigged the election as part of a massive international conspiracy, the same claim for which Dominion is suing...
    A YOUNG couple who bought their second home together managed to turn it from a rundown dump into a super chic pad in months - thanks to savvy DIY tricks and charity shop bargains. Charlie and Olly bought the house in May last year and admitted it needed a lot of updating. 7Charlie and Olly, both 22, bought the house in May last year and have completely transformed it themselves on a budgetCredit: thepomhome/TikTok So the 22-year-old couple put their heads down and their work boots on and got to work on completely transforming it into their ideal home. Now, the stylish pad looks super luxe, despite being decked out with second-hand furniture bits and cheap buys from bargain stores such as Primark, The Range and Home Sense. The pair share updates on both TikTok and Instagram, and in just a few short months have attracted...
    Washington — Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced newly elected Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling the far-right Georgia Republican's embrace of conspiracy theories and "loony lies" a "cancer for the Republican Party."  "Somebody who's suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that horrifying school shootings were pre-staged, and that the Clintons crashed JFK Jr.'s airplane is not living in reality," said McConnell, R-Ky., referring to a handful of conspiracy theories that Greene has publicized in the past. "This has nothing to do with the challenges facing American families or the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party." McConnell's explicit condemnation adds to pressure on House Republicans to take action against Greene even as she is claiming renewed support from former President Trump. It comes as House Democrats moved Monday to strip Greene of her committee assignments if Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.,...
    More On: donald trump Man who threatened NY Rep. Jeffries and journalist is unhinged drunk: lawyers Pennsylvania official at center of Trump election concerns resigns Ukrainian president: Capitol riots hurt US reputation Perhaps this Capitol rioter should’ve left jacket with his phone number on it at home WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is considering revoking former President Donald Trump’s access to intelligence briefings just weeks after he left the Oval Office. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Monday confirmed that President Biden’s national security team was reviewing Trump’s access when asked by a reporter if they would “continue to extend the privilege” of classified information to Trump. “This is a good question,” Psaki said. “It’s something obviously that’s under review.” Past presidents are traditionally given intelligence briefings and access to classified information, but some Democratic critics of Trump have argued he should not be trusted with state secrets in...
    New York (CNN Business)A panel of House representatives is launching an investigation into how major meat processors and OSHA handled coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking facilities. The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Representative James Clyburn, said Monday that it has sent out letters to Tyson, Smithfield and JBS USA, along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, asking for more information about their response to worker illnesses. "Public reports indicate that meatpacking companies ... have refused to take basic precautions to protect their workers," Clyburn wrote in letters to the meatpacking companies. "These actions appear to have resulted in thousands of meatpacking workers getting infected with the virus and hundreds dying. Outbreaks at meatpacking plants have also spread to surrounding communities, killing many more Americans." A House subcommittee is investigating how JBS USA, Tyson, Smithfield and OSHA responded to coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants. Meatpacking factories emerged...
    House Democrats want the next round of coronavirus aid to include citizenship for 5 million illegal immigrants who are considered to be among the pandemic’s “essential” workforce. A group of 100 House Democrats sent their leadership a request to include the language in a budget resolution that would pave the way for the Senate to use a tactic called reconciliation to pass the bill with only 51 votes instead of the usual 60 votes. The letter was delivered to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, and Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, a Kentucky Democrat. In the letter, the lawmakers called for a pathway to citizenship for “essential immigrant workers and their families,” arguing that “it is vital that we include protections for immigrant workers to secure the health of our nation and lay the foundation for a robust and dynamic economic recovery.” The request comes as House and...
    George W. Bush is jumping into the brewing civil war among Republicans loyal to Donald Trump and those trying to turn the page, a new report claims. The Palmer Report, a political news site run by Bill Palmer, claimed that there was a struggle emerging within the GOP among those still holding loyalty to the former president and others who have vowed to hold him responsible for the attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. “The war is between House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, a Trump loyalist who is in over his head and has no idea what to do now that Trump has been removed from the equation, and would-be House Republican leader Liz Cheney, who is a far right corrupt conservative but at least wants to move the party beyond Trump,” the outlet noted. Cheney was one of the most prominent Republicans to speak out against Trump,...