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New York AG sends Nassau County official cease-and-desist order over trans sport ban, threatens legal action

New York Attorney General Letitia James sent a cease-and-desist order to Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman Friday, demanding he rescind an executive order prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in girls and women’s sports in the area.  In a press release issued by the Attorney General’s office, the executive order Blakeman signed last week was slammed as discriminatory and a violation of New York’s Civil and…

Supreme Court agrees to review whether Trump immune from prosecution in federal election interference case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review whether former president Donald Trump has immunity from prosecution in the Special Counsel’s federal election interference case, an election-year dispute that will have blockbuster legal and political implications for the nation. The justices have fast-tracked the appeal, and will hear oral arguments in late April, with a ruling on the merits expected by late June. Trump’s criminal…

Lauren Boebert’s son arrested on multiple felony charges in connection with string of thefts: police

The eldest son of Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., was arrested Tuesday after several property thefts were reported in Rifle, Colorado, police said.  Tyler Jay Boebert, 18, faces five felony charges and more than a dozen misdemeanor offenses in connection to a recent string of vehicle trespass and property thefts, the Rifle Police Department said.  He is charged with four counts of criminal possession of ID…

Georgia House advances gun safety training tax credit, ban on gun store merchant category code

Separate gun bills passed by the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday would provide a tax credit to pay for gun safety training and gun safes, while another would prohibit financial institutions from using a code to distinguish firearms retailers. The tax credit bill received bipartisan support, passing the chamber by a vote of 162-3. It provides a state income tax credit of up to $300…

Marianne Williamson returns to presidential race, saying Biden is vulnerable against Trump

Self-help guru Marianne Williamson returned to the 2024 presidential race on Wednesday, just weeks after announcing the suspension of her campaign. Williamson made the announcement in a video statement on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. Williamson said she returned to the race because she feels President Biden is a vulnerable candidate to put up against former President Donald Trump. This is a developing…

Washington state’s budget in flux as Republicans try to repeal carbon program

A conservative-backed effort to repeal Washington state’s landmark carbon pricing program and tax on the sale of stocks and bonds is putting the budget into limbo, with billions of dollars at stake in the final days of this year’s Legislative session. Lawmakers are scrambling to finalize a trio of statewide supplemental budgets that feature new investments in everything from curbing the opioid crisis to electric…

Presidential candidates, activists praise ‘sacrifice’ of US airman who burned himself alive to protest Israel

Left-wing presidential candidates and activists are praising the U.S. airman who committed suicide over the weekend by burning himself alive outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C. Fire officials and police responded to the scene around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, just moments after 25-year-old Aaron Bushnell, who was serving on active duty in the Air Force, livestreamed himself approaching the gate of the embassy, dousing…

Trans Virginia lawmaker storms out of chamber after being called ‘sir’ by Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears

A transgender lawmaker stormed out of the Virginia Senate chamber in protest after Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears referred to the lawmaker as “sir” on Monday. Sen. Danica Roem, a Democrat and the first transgender person to serve in the Virginia legislature, is biologically male but identifies as female. Roem asked a question regarding a piece of legislation during a general session on Monday afternoon. “Madam…

Looming shutdowns, Hunter’s testimony, maybe an impeachment: Congress’ blockbuster week

There are blockbuster weeks on Capitol Hill, and then there are weeks like this one.  Hunter Biden is testifying. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is explaining. A partial government shutdown is looming. “Congress hasn’t even finished our deadlines from the previous fiscal year. I mean, Oct. 1 was the deadline,” fumed Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, on FOX Business. “Before I was in Congress, I was in…

Tennessee House passes bill that would largely ban LGBTQ flags in public school classrooms

The Tennessee House passed a bill on Monday that would largely ban displaying LGBTQ flags in public school classrooms. The 70-24 vote in the Republican-controlled House sends the legislation to the Senate, where a final vote could happen as early as this week. Republicans cut a heated debate short, leading Democratic Rep. Justin Jones to yell that House Speaker Cameron Sexton was out of order…

Immigrant wearing ‘F— YOU ALL’ hoodie among more than a thousand dropped off in San Diego

A man wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the words “F— YOU ALL” was among more than 1,500 immigrants dropped off on the streets of San Diego over the weekend after funding dried up for a city-funded immigration center.  The eyebrow-raising attire was captured in a photo shared on X by City Supervisor Jim Desmond.  “Welcome to America? Just one of the hundreds of illegal immigrants…

White House claimed border was ‘secure’ days after Georgia student murder suspect entered US illegally

The Biden White House claimed the border was secure, the federal government had a process for processing migrants and that deportations were unreasonable shortly after the suspect in last week’s brutal University of Georgia murder entered the country illegally in September 2022. President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre all lauded the administration’s work to secure the southern border…

Oregon lawmakers consider changing beloved anti-urban sprawl law to fight housing crisis

A severe lack of affordable housing has prompted Oregon lawmakers to consider chipping away at a 1970s law that made the state a national leader in leveraging land use policy to prevent suburban sprawl and conserve nature and agriculture. The so-called urban growth boundary, a sacred cow of Oregon’s liberal politics, helped to cement the state’s green reputation and has been “extremely influential” in its…

Palestinian prime minister submits government’s resignation to President Abbas

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced Monday that he submitted his government’s resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. “I submitted the government’s resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas on February 20, 2024, and today I submit it in writing,” Shtayyeh said at a news conference via the Palestinian News & Info Agency. Abbas must still decide whether to accept Shtayyeh and his government’s resignation, but the move…

Top highlights from South Carolina’s GOP primary where Trump won big, Haley vowed to press on

Former President Donald Trump was victorious in South Carolina’s GOP primary on Saturday in a night that provided several highlights and hints about where the 2024 presidential race is heading. The South Carolina primary battle was called by Fox News for Trump moments after polls closed at 7 P.M. ET on Saturday night. Trump’s rapidly-called victory over former U.N. ambassador and former two-term South Carolina…

Democrats react to Trump GOP primary victory in South Carolina: ‘He’s in a weak position’

Several Democrats took to social media Saturday night to poke fun at former President Donald Trump following his victory in the South Carolina Republican primary election, with some even encouraging his last major GOP rival to stay in the race. The primary was called for the former president and 2024 GOP frontrunner just moments after polls closed Saturday night. Trump celebrated saying he looked forward…

Conservatives take aim at Haley after Trump wins South Carolina primary: ‘No pathway to victory’

Former President Trump’s victory in the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday night quickly sparked a response from conservatives on social media, many of whom said they believe GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley should step aside and drop out of the race. The primary was called for the former president and 2024 GOP frontrunner just moments after polls closed Saturday night, with Trump saying he looks…

NFL team owner appears on stage with Trump during South Carolina victory speech

New York Jets owner and billionaire businessman Woody Johnson stood in support behind former President Trump in South Carolina on Saturday night after Trump was quickly projected the winner of the state’s primary. Johnson, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom during the Trump administration, was on stage alongside his wife Suzanne behind Trump as the former president delivered a speech after his…

Nikki Haley says no chance of being Trump VP, says she ‘would’ve gotten out already’

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley says there is zero chance of her becoming the vice presidential nominee alongside former President Donald Trump. Speaking with Fox News’s Bret Baier in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, during the final days of her campaigning in the state. “We’re gonna see what happens tomorrow,” Haley told Baier. “But look, the problem when people say, ‘Why is she doing this? Why…

Tennessee bill would require defendants convicted of killing a parent to pay victims’ children

Tennessee lawmakers proposed legislation that would require defendants convicted of certain violent crimes that killed a parent to pay the victim’s children until the children become adults. SB2878/HB2960 is sponsored by Sen. Sara Kyle and Rep. G.A. Hardaway, both Democrats, in their respective chambers. The legislation would create a new financial penalty for those convicted of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide and…

Trump says it’s ‘crazy’ how Christians, people of faith can vote for Democrats

Former President Donald Trump said Thursday during a speech in Tennessee that it is “crazy” how Christians or individuals who consider themselves to be religious could vote for a Democrat. “How any Christian can vote for a Democrat, Christian or person of faith, how you can vote for a Democrat is crazy. It’s crazy,” Trump told attendees at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) International Christian…

Maryland property tax assessment error could cost $250M

Maryland lawmakers are looking at a legislative solution to address a missed mailing deadline for property tax assessments, a mistake that affected about 107,000 notices and could cost local governments roughly $250 million over three years if nothing is done, a state official said Thursday. Maryland reassesses the value of one-third of all property in each county every year. The State Department of Assessments and…

Federal judge torches Biden admin for ‘colluding’ with left-wing immigration group on asylum rule: ‘Frenemies’

A judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in an extraordinary dissent to a motion related to the Biden administration’s rule limiting asylum, scorched the administration for what he called “collusion” with an immigration activist group to put the rule on ice. The case involves the Biden administration’s “Circumvention of Lawful Pathways” rule, which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last year as…

Chicago school board votes to remove uniformed police officers from schools

The Chicago Board of Education voted on Thursday to end its contract with Chicago police and remove uniformed officers from the city’s schools. The vote came at the end of a nearly eight-hour school board meeting in which teachers, students and elected city officials spoke. The battle on whether to keep the uniformed police officers in the 39 city schools where they continue to patrol,…

Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing wraps up in London, decision not expected until at least next month

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s hearing at the British High Court in London for his possible final appeal challenging his extradition to the U.S. concluded on Wednesday. The court is not expected to make a decision on the Australian publisher’s fate until at least next month. The two-day appeal hearing before a panel of two judges wrapped up after U.S. lawyers delivered arguments, as they seek…

James Biden ‘contradicted’ himself during testimony on brother’s involvement in family business: GOP lawmakers

GOP lawmakers on Wednesday accused James Biden of contradicting himself during testimony about his brother’s supposed business dealings with the family.  The president’s brother initially said he was not part of a deal with his nephew Hunter Biden and business associates Rob Walker, Tony Bobulinski, and James Gilliar, according to a source familiar with the interview.  But when presented with an agreement with his signature…

Democrat in crucial Senate race under fire for past amnesty, sanctuary city ‘support’ as border crisis spirals

The likely Democrat nominee — in what is expected to be one of the most consequential Senate races this year — is taking heat over his past “support” for illegal immigrant amnesty and sanctuary cities as the migrant crisis continues to spiral. Since taking office in 2015, Arizona Senate candidate Ruben Gallego, a congressman who represents a deep-blue district in the Phoenix area, has co-sponsored…

Federal appeals court kills Obama-era moratorium on coal leasing

A federal appeals panel vacated a lower court ruling on Wednesday, effectively killing an Obama-era action that placed a moratorium on new federal coal leasing. In a short six-page ruling, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit tossed an August 2022 decision from Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District of Montana reinstating the 2016 moratorium. The National Mining…

Trump teases fight with McConnell in Fox News town hall: ‘I don’t know that I can work with him’

Former President Trump appeared to tease a fight could take place between him and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell should he win the White House in November. Trump made the comments during a Fox News town hall with host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday night. Trump and McConnell have maintained a fractious relationship since McConnell held nothing back in condemning Trump for the storming of the…

UK High Court hears arguments in Assange’s US extradition case without him present due to health reasons

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s hearing at the British High Court in London for his possible final appeal challenging his extradition to the U.S. began on Tuesday while supporters of the Australian publisher held rallies around the world demanding he be released from prison. The first day of the two-day hearing before a panel of two judges wrapped on Tuesday, and arguments will resume on Wednesday….

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