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The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is joining the upcoming recall election effort against current Gov. Gavin Newsom
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is joining the upcoming recall election effort against current Gov. Gavin Newsom
Internal data reveal Trump could be a risky bet for GOP leadership.
Not many House Republicans at all, according to Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
"What people?" The White House press secretary hammers away to nail down the question.
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told Insider that "the so-called audit" of 2.1 million ballots "is making a mockery of everything we do."
Republican Sen. Karen Fann responded to the DOJ's concerns Friday, claiming the Senate decided weeks ago to halt voter canvassing.
The former president's eldest son wasn’t happy when Twitter said people were confused by his tweet calling Joe Biden "the next Jimmy Carter."
Melania Trump specifically didn't want the project to impact the aesthetics of the back lawn, where events could be hosted, CNN reported.
He "doesn’t care about anyone or anything other than himself," Trump's one-time personal attorney told Joy Reid.
Attorney Phillip Andonian told Punchbowl News that he hired a private investigator when there was no response from Brooks' chief of staff and counsel.
"The @GOP is the solid, undeniable winner of the race to the bottom," one critic snarked at the Republican National Committee's post.
"Loyalty and trust, that is not a currency he deals in," one former adviser told Politico's Playbook.
Ephedra sinica, which contains the key ingredient for making crystal meth, grows wild in Afghanistan's mountains.
Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat from the Fort Lauderdale area, died April 6 after a pancreatic-cancer diagnosis in 2019.
Observers from the office of the Arizona secretary of state say the GOP-commissioned recount is being conducted in a shambolic way.
Thursday was ending the way that Thursdays usually do, with Thursday being all annoyed that no matter what it does, it will never be Friday. Then, literally out of nowhere, news that the rockstar mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, won’t be seeking reelection shocked the airwaves.
Just months after then-first lady Melania Trump unveiled her controversial redesign of the beloved space directly outside the Oval Office, some are calling for her successor, Jill Biden, to undo those changes and return the Rose Garden to the celebrated vision realized by the Kennedy administration in 1961.
Americans like to look forward but the effects of Trump’s lies about Covid and the 6 January insurrection are still with us Senator Josh Hawley voted to throw out the results of the 2020 election and gave a clenched-fist salute to the Trumpist mob on 6 January – but is somehow a welcome guest on mainstream media. Photograph: Reuters America prefers to look forward rather than back. We’re a land of second acts. We move on. This can be a strength. We don’t get bogged down in outmoded traditions, old grudges, obsolete ways of thinking. We constantly reinvent. We love innovation and disruption. The downside is a tendency toward collective amnesia about what we’ve been through, and a corresponding reluctance to do anything about it or hold anyone accountable. Now, with Covid receding and the economy starting to rebound – and the 2020 election and the attack on the Capitol behind us – the future looks bright. But at the risk of being the skunk at the picnic, let me remind you: we have lost more than 580,000 people to Covid-19. One big reason that number is so high is our former president lied about the virus and ordered his administration to minimize its danger. Donald Trump also lied about the results of the last election. And then – you remember, don’t you? – he tried to overturn the results. Trump twisted the arms of state election officials. He held a rally to stop Congress from certifying the election, followed by the violent attack on the Capitol. Five people died. Senators and representatives could have been slaughtered. Several Republican members of Congress encouraged the attempted coup by joining him in the big lie and refusing to certify the election. This was just over four months ago, yet we seem to be doing everything we can to blot it out of our memory. Last Tuesday, the Washington Post hosted a live video chat with the Missouri Republican senator Josh Hawley, a ringleader in the attempt to overturn the results of the election. Hawley had even made a fist-pump gesture toward the mob at the Capitol before the attack. But the Post billed the interview as being about Hawley’s new book on the “tyranny of big tech”. It even posted a biography of Hawley that made no mention of Hawley’s sedition, referring instead to his supposed reputation “for taking on the big and the powerful to protect Missouri workers” and as “a fierce defender of the constitution”. Last week, CBS This Morning interviewed the Florida Republican Rick Scott, another of the senators who tried to overturn the election by not certifying the results. But there was no mention of his sedition. The CBS interviewer confined his questions to Biden’s spending plans, which Scott unsurprisingly opposed. Senators Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson and the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, also repeatedly appear on major news programs without being questioned about their attempts to undo the results of the election. What possible excuse is there for booking them if they have not publicly retracted their election lies? If they must appear, they should be asked if they continue to deny the election results and precisely why. Pretending nothing happened promotes America’s amnesia, which invites more attempts to distort the truth. Trump’s big lie is being used by Republican state legislatures to justify new laws that restrict voting On Monday, Trump issued a “proclamation” seeking to co-opt the language of those criticizing his falsehoods. “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as the BIG LIE!” he wrote, repeating his claims that the 2020 election was stolen and that President Biden is illegitimate. Most Republican voters believe him. Trump’s big lie is being used by Republican state legislatures to justify new laws that restrict voting. On Thursday, hours after Florida installed new voting restrictions, Texas’s Republican-led legislature pushed ahead with its own bill that would make it one of the hardest states in which to cast a ballot. The Republican-controlled Arizona senate is mounting a private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa county – farming out 2.1m ballots to GOP partisans, including at least one who participated in the 6 January raid on the Capitol. The Republican party is about to purge one of its leaders, the Wyoming representative Liz Cheney, for telling the truth. It is natural to want to put all this unpleasantness behind us. We are finally turning the corner on the pandemic and the economy. Why look back to the trauma of the 2020 election? But we cannot put it behind us. Trump’s big lie and all that it has provoked are still with us. If we forget what has occurred, the trauma will return, perhaps in even more terrifying form.
As Social Security trust funds are beginning to run low, the federal government is looking to address the issue. This includes making cuts to Social Security retirement benefits, according to CNBC....
This included personal, work, and home phone numbers, and allegedly did not include any information about whether DOJ leadership approved the subpoena.
Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty In a one-man fight against the ruling establishments of North and South Korea, a 53-year-old defector has outraged Kim Yo Jong, kid sister of ruler Kim Jong Un, and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in alike.Park Sang-Hak, who fled North Korea 21 years ago with his family, has defied both of them by sending thousands of leaflets cascading over the North in defiance of a new law rammed through the South’s National Assembly banning this expression of free speech.In the run-up to Moon’s first summit with President Joe Biden in the White House on May 21, South Korean police have refrained from arresting Park, but the police searched his office on Thursday minutes after he told The Daily Beast in a Zoom conversation that he was “determined to keep sending leaflets” regardless of the law and constant surveillance.Kim Yo Jong Is Ready to Become the First Woman Dictator in Modern HistoryThe police may have listened in on the interview with The Daily Beast—Park’s last phone contact with a journalist before they confiscated his mobile along with documents from his office in Seoul to which he defected in 2000 through China with his wife and son.Park’s main message to the North Koreans, as propounded in 500,000 leaflets and 500 pamphlets dropped from balloons wafted over the North on April 28 and April 30: “Kim Jong Un is developing nuclear weapons while 20 million people are starving.”That was enough to infuriate Kim Yo Jong, who sought to intimidate the South in a statement asking if South Korean authorities were “ready to take care of the consequences of evil conduct done by the rubbish-like mongrel dogs who took no scruple to slander us while faulting the ‘nuclear issue’ in the meanest way.”“Clearly speaking,” she said in her statement, carried in English on May 2 by Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency, “[The South Koreans] will be forced to pay a dear price if they let this situation go on while making sort of excuses.”Speaking to The Daily Beast, Park cited Kim Yo Jong’s fury as evidence that South Korean officials were lying when they claimed that most of the balloons bearing the leaflets had blown back to the South, missing intended targets. He said many had landed in the vicinity of Pyongyang’s central railroad station where they were easily picked up by ordinary people as well as North Korean soldiers. Along with the leaflets, 5,000 one-dollar bills were also dropped over the North to give people real money as opposed to near-worthless North Korean currency.Park, who calls his organization “Fighters for a Free North Korea,” said in a Zoom conversation that police were constantly following his movements and watching both his office and residence to keep him from making good on plans to launch more leaflets—and also to protect him from assassination by North Korean agents. Over the past two decades, he’s been responsible for more than 100 leaflet launches over the North. Other North Korean defectors have launched many more, but he’s the only one to have defied the new law banning leaflets as passed by Korea’s national assembly in December.“The North Koreans have put out a directive,” said Park, talking through a long-time contact serving as an interpreter for the conversation. “They said, ‘Get rid of Park Sang-Hak.’”Defiantly, he added , “[South Korean police] cannot arrest me”—at least not until after Biden’s summit with Moon.North Korea Says It’s Ghosting Endless Calls and Emails From Team BidenBiden and his team have not commented on whether the topic of the anti-leaflet law will come up at the summit, but Park hoped Biden would ask about the legality of the legislation that he said represses free speech as guaranteed in the South’s constitution.“I want President Biden to ask all those questions,” he said. “Why does Moon violate the Korean constitution, freedom of speech, freedom of information. That’s what President Biden should confront President Moon with.”Park spoke out in terms that clearly identify with Korean right-wing forces, gathering strength while Moon’s own popularity sinks in response to corruption scandals and economic issues.“Moon is working for Kim Jong Un,” he said, echoing widespread comments by Moon’s conservative critics.He almost dared South Korean authorities to jail him, declaring: “If I am arrested, opposition party politicians and the mass media will not sit silently by. They will raise holy hell.” He believed one reason he remained free was the political pressure of the conservative Liberty Party, standing against the ruling Democratic Party in the National Assembly.“I don’t think Moon will arrest me,” he said. “It will look vile and low if he arrests me after the summit.”Park’s defiance of authorities contrasts with that of other defectors who have refrained from launching leaflets since enactment of the anti-leaflet law.“As long as the North Korean people suffer, there will be no stopping,” he said. “We will keep sending leaflets.”The police raid on his office, however, suggests that he may not be able to make good on that pledge even if he’s not arrested. Without a mobile phone, it’s not even certain he will be able to publicize his views anywhere.“Moon claims he’s for human rights,” he told The Daily Beast. “He’s a puppet of the North Korean regime, the Kim dynasty. He is close to Kim and also to [Chinese president] Xi Jinping. ”He said he saw no way for the Americans or South Koreans to get into dialog with the North after the Biden-Moon summit.“Moon will beg Biden to have a summit with North Korea,” he said. “I don’t think it will happen.” In the meantime, he added, “Kim Jong Un has got what he wants, nuclear weapons and intercontinental missiles. Moon will ask Biden to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.