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    Watergate journalist Bob Woodward released a series of clips showing President Trump express thoughts on the Supreme Court and his high court nominee Neil Gorsuch. On Sunday night, Woodward spoke with CNN host Anderson Cooper and played audio of several interviews with the president, most of which were integrated into his new book titled...
    San Diego —  A prestigious San Diego research institute and a Long Beach social-benefit investment group are teaming to create what could be the first fish farm in federal waters. The proposed Pacific Ocean AquaFarm would be about four miles offshore of San Diego and would generate 5,000 metric tons of sushi-grade yellowfish each year...
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval rating has risen slightly, a poll showed on Monday, as measures by the conservative government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic helped to maintain his popularity. A Newspoll conducted for The Australian newspaper showed Morrison's performance rating rose a percentage point to 65% from a month earlier,...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump repeatedly boasted to journalist Bob Woodward about the number of judges he has appointed to the federal bench during several of their interviews for "Rage." The recorded comments provide insight into Trump's relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the two prepare to push through a potential third Supreme Court...
    Be careful how you pander to the mob: By confessing at length to “systemic racism” at Princeton University, President Christopher Eisgruber just bought himself a civil-rights investigation. The federal Department of Education now threatens to claw back at least $75 million in funding that depended on the university’s claims that it was in compliance with...
    A federal judge put a temporary stop to an order from the Trump administration that would have removed the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat from application stores. U.S. District Court Judge Laurel Beeler granted a preliminary injunction late Saturday to the "U.S. WeChat Users Alliance," a group that sued after the Commerce Department presented new...
    Children play near a mural of Breonna Taylor on September 17, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Protestors continue to gather to celebrate the life of Breonna Taylor, at Jefferson Square Park, in front of the Louisville Metro Hall. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Federal buildings in Louisville, Kentucky are set to close from September 21-25 amid...
    Louisville, Kentucky is bracing for riots — including boarding up the windows of the federal courthouse there –ahead of an expected ruling on whether the cops involved in the death of Breonna Taylor will be charged criminally. A judge signed an order to close the city’s historic Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House downtown...
    Federal buildings in Louisville, Kentucky have been boarded up ahead of a possible decision from the city on whether to charge the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, 26, who died during a no-knock search warrant in March, Fox News reported. The windows of one of the city’s courthouses and attached offices were...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado State Patrol responded to a deadly crash involving a pedestrian. It happened Saturday night near Federal Boulevard and 66th Avenue. (credit: CBS) A 35-year-old man tried to run across the street and was hit, police say. He died at the hospital. Investigators say the  25-year-old driver was taken into custody for suspicion...
    THE mother of a inmate sentenced to death for a crime he committed as a teenager has pleaded with President Donald Trump to spare his life. Christopher Vialva is due to be put to death on September 24. 7Christopher Vialva (left) and his mother Lisa Brown (right) during a prison visitCredit: WTIU Vialva was sentenced...
    New York (CNN)President Donald Trump wants to have a say in the curricula for young children in America, but the 1619 Project director Nikole Hannah-Jones wants to remind people that the federal government does not set school curricula.At a rally on Saturday, Trump announced that he wants a proposed TikTok deal to include the creation...
    THE mother of a black man sentenced to death for a crime he committed as a teenager has pleaded with President Trump to spare his life. Christopher Vialva is due to be put to death on September 24, and is the first black man to face execution during Trump's presidency. 7Christopher Vialva (left) and his...
    Portland protesters – who took a brief hiatus last week due to wildfire smoke after more than 100 consecutive days of demonstrations – resumed with a candlelight vigil Saturday to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg before some then vandalized shops and smashed store windows. Around 200 people gathered at about 9 p.m. Saturday in the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY PATRICK J. FOYE In the era of COVID-19 some may think it secondary to consider our long term environmental future, but the start of Climate Week gives us an important opportunity for reflection. There is...
    A federal judge approved a request by a group of WeChat users to delay impending US government restrictions that could make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government’s actions would affect users’ First Amendment rights as...
    A federal judge approved a request by a group of WeChat users to delay impending US government restrictions that could make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government’s actions would affect users’ First Amendment rights as...
    A federal judge approved a request by a group of WeChat users to delay impending US government restrictions that could make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government’s actions would affect users’ First Amendment rights as...
    At least two federal buildings in Louisville, Ky., will be closed to the public this week amid widespread anticipation that the state will decide whether to bring criminal charges against the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting. Thedowntown federal courthouse and attached offices were being boarded up Sunday ahead what could be a controversial grand jury decision....
    Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R) revealed to Breitbart News Saturday they will sue to block the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s rulings that would allegedly create “opportunities for fraud” to benefit former Vice President Joe Biden. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued three rulings on Thursday, extended the deadline for mail-in ballots to the Friday after Election Day, ruled...
    By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious mine site in Nevada with some of the largest untapped lithium deposits in the world. The Australian mining company,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction blocking the federal ban on U.S. downloads of WeChat and other functions from going into force as scheduled by order of President Donald Trump on Sunday night. Following a rare Saturday afternoon hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler entered an order early...
    Are you kidding me? Sedition? From 1798? Just in case someone is not persuaded that this Trump Administration is falling off its rocker, the advice from Atty. Gen. William P. Barr to federal prosecutors to use a two-century-old law to stop people – no, specifically “violent” leftist protests outside federal courthouses – from seeking to overthrow the...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. West Virginia environmental regulators are proposing to reduce the fines that a coal company owned by the state’s governor could pay for water pollution violations that are the focus of a federal...
            by Michael Balsamo  WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against city officials in Portland, Oregon, after clashes erupted there night after night between law enforcement and demonstrators, a department spokesperson said Thursday. The revelation that federal officials researched...
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- At least 86 people were arrested Saturday night during 'Abolish ICE' rallies in Times Square and 1 Police Plaza.Video posted to social media shows officers trying to forcibly remove demonstrators from the middle of Seventh Avenue.Police say numerous arrests were made after some protesters blocked traffic.The arrests made near 1...
    OFFICIALS in Portland could face criminal or civil charges over clashes between protesters and federal law enforcement. The Justice Department has been investigating how local officials “were handling, or not handling” protests that have escalated to bouts of extreme violence during the continuous clashes between protesters and federal law enforcement, Fox News reported. 4Portland Mayor...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — In a rare Saturday afternoon hearing, a federal judge in San Francisco heard a motion by a WeChat user group and six WeChat users hoping to block President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting the messaging app in the United States. In comments during the hearing in U.S. District Court, Magistrate...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An MS-13 gang member was sentenced Wednesday to more than 17 years in federal prison for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with gang activities, including two attempted murders and drug distribution. Danny Hernandez Solarzano, 22, of Montgomery County, Maryland, was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison, followed by...
    On Saturday, a package addressed to President Donald Trump tested positive for the poison ricin. The package was intercepted by federal authorities before it could reach the president, a law enforcement official said. Followed by Presidential Personnel Office director John McEntee, U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office prior to his departure...
    The triple amputee Iraq veteran accused of stealing from the We Build The Wall campaign along with Steve Bannon and two others, has claimed the charges leveled against him are part of a 'politically motivated' scheme targeting Trump associates.  Brian Kolfage, 38, is charged with stealing $350,000 from the multimillion-dollar GoFundMe account he set up in support of...
    A major trafficker who supplied enough heroin to “flood the streets” of Trenton was sentenced to a plea-bargained 17 years in federal prison – all of which he must serve. David Antonio, 32, who was caught with more than three pounds of heroin, admitted being part of a violent, massive distribution network taken down by...
    FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A southeast Georgia prison will stay open at least a little bit longer. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter tells The Brunswick News that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has agreed to keep D. Ray James Correctional Facility in Folkston open through at least January. The prison has been scheduled to close at...
    Federal agents intercepted a package addressed to President Donald Trump earlier this week that was later discovered to contain ricin, a deadly substance for which there is no available antidote, according to reports from multiple news outlets. Citing law enforcement officials, CNN reports that the substance was confirmed to be ricin with two tests, and...
    If you needed a plumber or a caterer, you would avoid a service provider who had in the past tried to bill you for work not performed or grossly overcharged for what was completed. The Trump Administration takes a different approach. In selecting contractors to provide the goods and services the federal government needs to...
    HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $21 million grant to help overhaul and improve the heavily traveled interchange of Interstate 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike in Hopkinton. The grant announced recently by the state's Congressional delegation is aimed at enhancing safety and addressing chronically deficient traffic conditions between “two...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A flood of unemployment claims related to the coronavirus pandemic has caused Indiana officials to seek as much as $300 million in loans from the federal government. The borrowing is needed because the state’s unemployment fund had about $40 million at the end of August, down from nearly $1 billion before joblessness...
    Terry H. Schwadron September 19, 2020 1:32PM (UTC) Read more articles from the DCReport here. Are you kidding me? Sedition? From 1798? Just in case someone is not persuaded that this Trump Administration is falling off its rocker, the advice from Atty. Gen. William P. Barr to federal prosecutors to use a two-century-old law to...
    Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Ore., Friday night after wildfires that had effectively suspended the demonstrations cleared from the area. Police said in a statement early Saturday morning that an unlawful assembly was declared and that members of the demonstration were “engaged in criminal activity, including throwing items at officers.” Initial photos showed that...
    Who's likely to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's crucial seat on the U.S. Supreme Court if Joe Biden wins? While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he intends for President Trump’s nominee to get a vote on the Senate floor, Biden and other leading Democrats say the next president should make the pick. Based on reporting prior to Ginsburg's death Friday, here...
    Reuters September 19, 2020 0 Comments Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to file a stopgap funding measure that would avoid a government shutdown and keep federal agencies operating through Dec. 11, according to a House Democratic aide. The measure, known formally as a continuing resolution or CR, was expected to be...
    (CNN)Police arrested 11 people in Portland, Oregon, after a demonstration outside a federal building Friday night, authorities saidThe Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said in a release that the demonstration happened outside offices for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security.The PPB said a group began marching from a park to the...
            by Andrew Trunsky  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday night that he would not have the authority to mandate masks nationwide if elected president, but said that he would enforce a mandate on “federal property.” Biden’s comment came during a CNN town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and departed from his previous...
    Getty Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that they have written a resolution encouraging Trump to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for every student, according to CNBC. There are currently 43 million Americans with $1.5 trillion in federal student loan...
    The state of Connecticut’s policy to allow biological males to compete against biological females in sports competitions could result in a loss of federal funding.  The warning from the agency’s civil rights office comes as the issue has gained national attention after three high school female athletes in the state sued, claiming allowing men to...
    MCCOOK, Ill. (WLS) -- McCook Police Chief Mario DePasquale has been indicted on federal extortion charges in the same investigation as former McCook Mayor Jeffrey Tobolski.Prosecutors said the two worked together to shake down a restaurant owner who needed city approval to serve alcohol.DePasquale is charged with extortion, conspiracy to commit extortion and attempted extortion.According...
    Getty Lebron James has weighed in on actress Lori Loughlin getting to choose the prison where she will serve her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal. The Los Angeles Lakers star took to Instagram Friday (Sept. 18) to share a screengrab of a Vanity Fair article about the latest...
    Prosecutor: Barr’s Critics Are Wrong — Again Attorney General Bill Barr’s call for US Attorneys to get tough on riotors, including charges for “seditious conspiracy,” met with “expert” pooh-poohing that National Review’s Andrew C. McCarthy finds familiar: “These are the same arguments that legal experts posited when I charged terrorists with seditious conspiracy for...
    Roger Sollenberger September 18, 2020 11:51PM (UTC) A new exposé suggests that Jared Kushner, the senior White House adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, pushed back against taking federal action to address medical supply shortages and help the Democratic-led state of New York as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated over a belief that free markets should "solve" the problem.  Kushner enlisted...
    House Republican Reps. Ken Buck (CO) and Rick Allen (GA) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban federal funds for teaching the New York Times’s revisionist “1619 Project,” which claims America was founded on slavery. The bill, titled the Saving American History Act of 2020, is a companion piece of legislation to one introduced in the Senate by...