News Alert: Study finds brain disease in 99% of ex-NFL players Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in the brains of 110 out of 111 deceased former NFL players that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published in the medical journal JAMA. (CNN)
President Trump surprisingly remarked he would not have hired Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he had known Sessions would recuse himself from the Russia matter. This generated the usual flow of saliva here in Washington, and I thought it was excessively candid (we knew, long since, that the president didn’t agree with Sessions’ decision, but this went beyond policy disagreement). This generated all manner of speculation, mostly over how long it would be before we had a new attorney general, and this in turn got me thinking about Trump’s key personnel decisions. Who does he hire? Who does he fire? I
Jordan Spieth touched down at 5 a.m. in Dallas and was greeted by a huge group of family and friends at the airport. They had a champagne party and posed with the coveted Claret Jug. The group included Spieth´s girlfriend, Annie Verret, as well as his brother, sister and parents. It looks like a good time was had by all, and something tells me this is not going to be the last time this kind of celebration takes place for Team Spieth. All of this, of course, came on the heels of Spieth partying with the Jug with his pals
Lyft and Taco Bell are teaming up to cater to a client base they both share: drunk people. The ride-sharing company announced Tuesday that "Taco Mode" will bring customers to a Taco Bell drive-thru in a Lyft. Riders who use "Taco Mode," which will be an in-app option, will receive a free Doritos Locos. (Tweet) "Taco Mode" will be available July 27 to 30 and Aug. 3 to 6 between the hours of 9 p.m.-2 a.m. for customers in Orange County, California. The companies said in a press release that they plan to bring "Taco Mode" to additional markets by the end of the year, adding that a "nationwide rollout" is expected in 2018.
Washington - Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s new communications director, vowed on Tuesday to crack down on leaks from the White House, threatening to fire everyone in the press office if necessary to stop aides from disclosing West Wing business to reporters. “I’m going to fire everybody — that’s how,” Mr. Scaramucci told reporters in the White House driveway, asked how he planned to identify who had been leaking to the press and ensure that the disclosures stopped. He said he had authority directly from Mr. Trump to do so. “You’re either going to stop leaking, or you’re going to get fired,” he said.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida will pay $1.1 million in legal fees to attorneys who challenged a controversial state law that sought to prevent doctors from asking patients about guns, a group representing opponents said Monday. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced the legal fee agreement more than five months after a federal appeals court sided with doctors and medical groups in striking down key parts of the 2011 law — which became known as the "docs vs. glocks" law. The state did not appeal the Feb. 16 decision by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. A
VALLEY VIEW — An Oberlin College professor died in an apparent suicide Sunday morning. According to Valley View police, Timothy Hall, 48, of Oberlin, jumped off the Interstate 480 overpass about 6 a.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (Snip) Hall also contributed to the college through his service as chair of philosophy, a member and chair of the law and society committee, faculty adviser to the Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians, supervising the Ronald Reagan Political Lectureship Series and was a committee member of the Oberlin Debate Series.
After a hearing in London’s High Court of Justice on Monday afternoon, July 24, all parties agreed that doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital should be allowed to disconnect life support from baby Charlie Gard as soon as his parents have had a chance to say their final goodbyes to their son. The sad and perhaps inevitable premature end of life for 11-month old Charlie could come at any time. The legal and medical tug of war involving Charlie Gard, his parents, his doctors, and the state had dragged on for months, almost since Charlie was diagnosed last fall
s if the public couldn´t get enough of them, New York magazine has doubled down on disgusting us with an oozing, flattering cutesy-couple profile of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, likely as a means of annoying President Trump. who got into a scrap with the pair a few weeks ago on Twitter. Why they think the public wants more of these two talk show hosts, the oily, fakey happy Steve Lawrence and Edie Gormet of the T.V. world, is beyond us. Out on Twitter, the public could see right through the self-flaunting bragfest and the loathing is palpable. Twitchy has curated
Suspected leaker Michael Short has been terminated from the White House communications office, Breitbart News can confirm. Short, an ally of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and now former Press Secretary Sean Spicer—who resigned last week—was terminated on Tuesday by new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. (Snip) Short originally worked for the Trump campaign—placed on it by Priebus—and quit the campaign, sources tell Breitbart News, after the Access Hollywood tape came out. Politico confirmed this report, noting that Short walked out in the middle of the campaign leaving his computer behind only to show back up in January at the
Even the “Mean Girls” weren’t this mean. Just moments after President Trump promoted Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the role of White House press secretary, she was attacked by a swarm of woman-hating liberals. First, the propagandists at The New York Times and MSNBC questioned Sanders’ character and called her a liar, but now journalists are attacking her physical appearance. Ira Madison, III, of The Daily Beast, likened Sanders to a drag queen in a hateful posting
Evelyn Farkas, a former top Obama administration Defense Department official, has advocated for the intelligence community to consider compromising sources and methods when it comes to “saving American democracy.” “And I know that we have to preserve our sources and methods,” Farkas said, speaking about the U.S. intelligence community. “But at some point you know, sometimes maybe you have to actually compromise some kind of source or method if it comes down to saving American democracy.” Farkas was speaking last Thursday at a panel discussion on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, and was talking specifically about the intelligence community’s
DEVELOPING ... The Senate Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena on Monday night to compel former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s appearance at a public hearing on Wednesday. The move comes after lawmakers and Manafort apparently were unable to reach an agreement for a private interview. The hearing is part of the panel’s probe into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign officials in the 2016 presidential election.
Washington - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the northern Arabian Gulf on Tuesday after the vessel came within 150 yards (137 meters), a U.S. official told Reuters. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USS Thunderbolt fired the warning shots after the Iranian vessel ignored radio calls and the ship´s whistle. The Thunderbolt was being accompanied by several U.S. Coast Guard vessels. The Iranian vessel appeared to be from Iran´s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the official added. Years of mutual animosity had eased when Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran last
New research shows that ancient humans had sex with non human species. According to a study conducted by Omer Gokcumen, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Buffalo, ancient humans had intercourse with a "ghost species" of "proto human". Gokcumen explains that humans are only one member of a broader species named "hominins". The research found that humans had sex with other members of the hominins group.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena for Paul Manafort, President Trump´s former campaign manager, to testify. The committee has been investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) issued a statement on the panel´s decision to seek Manafort´s testimony. "While we were willing to accommodate Mr. Manafort’s request to cooperate with the committee’s investigation without appearing at Wednesday’s hearing, we were unable to
The IRS doled out more than $24 billion in potentially bogus refunds claimed under several controversial tax credits in 2016, according to a new audit that said $118 million was even paid to people who weren’t authorized to work in the U.S. in the first place. Some $16.8 billion in payments were made on improper claims under the Earned Income Tax Credit, signifying a 24 percent error rate. Investigators also estimated $7.2 billion in improper payments for the Additional Child Tax Credit, representing 25 percent of the total, and $1.1 billion in improper payments, or 24 percent, for a higher
The State Department´s top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State´s mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies. Additionally, Democratic senators are delaying confirmation of Mark Green, Trump´s pick to head the U.S. Agency for International Development who has broad bipartisan support. These efforts guarantee that Obama-era policies that worked to exclude Iraq´s Christian and other minority religious populations from key U.S. aid programs remain in place, the
Illegal immigrants are planning a massive demonstration on Wednesday at the Texas Attorney General’s office in Austin, Texas on Wednesday. The open borders group announced their plans on Monday. This ought to give ICE enough time to plan accordingly. This action comes after nine illegals from Central America and Mexico were found dead in semi trailer at a Walmart on Sunday. From the announcement: Immigrant Youth From Across The Country Come To Texas For First Undocumented Led Escalated Action Under The Trump Administration- This action comes in response to the recent threats facing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
BALTIMORE - African American activists have a message for Democrats: If you want to win back the White House, strongly consider a black person on the ticket. On their list are a growing roster of black politicians, notably Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former Attorney General Eric Holder and Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts. Turnout among African Americans in the 2016 presidential election was the smallest in 20 years. It’s a big concern as the NAACP holds its annual convention this week in Baltimore, its first major gathering since the election. Hilary Shelton, head of the NAACP’s
Technological innovation (artificial intelligence specially) promises to provide goods and services in abundance. Hardly a week goes by without an article predicting robots will take over most jobs leaving humanity with the problem of filling their spare time. But something seems to be wrong. Everyday life should be getting better month by month. The breaking dawn should be glimpsed where it is most advanced. Yet even in countries where automation is widespread the robot paradise seems no nearer. Japan leads the planet in robotic adoption but its economy is stagnant and its population is shrinking. "Japan´s overall population is now
It would seem to be common sense that schoolchildren fresh off of learning the alphabet should not have to learn the alphabet soup of growing gender pronouns sprung from the laboratories of college campuses. But that is exactly what is happening in Minnesota. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Education advisory council voted to implement an LGBT “toolkit” for public and charter schools in the state. Nor are these guidelines just intended for older students. Instead, they were created for children as young as those entering kindergarten. The toolkit says the language surrounding gender identity issues is “evolving” and that
Massachusetts court officers cannot hold a suspected illegal immigrant in custody at the request of federal immigration agents if there is no criminal warrant or criminal detainer, the state’s highest court today found today in a blockbuster ruling sure to send shockwaves through the Bay State´s immigration enforcement system. "Massachusetts law provides no authority for Massachusetts court officers to arrest and hold an individual solely on the basis of a Federal civil immigration detainer beyond the time that individual would otherwise be entitled to a release from State custody,” the unanimous Supreme Judicial Court ruling states. The case was brought to the SJC by a Link repaired
As the debate over President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission intensifies, a new study has found 8,471 instances of double voting during the 2016 elections occurring in 21 states. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), which was cofounded by Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer and former Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, analyzed data from 21 U.S. states and found that 7,271 ballots were cast in more than one state by individuals with the identical first and last name, middle initial, birthdate, and partial Social Security number. Another 1,200 double votes meeting the same criteria were detected within the
President Trump needs to have a talk with Rex Tillerson. Tillerson’s State Department has issued a report that blames Israel for…EVERYTHING. Nobody saw that coming. Well I sure didn’t. Love Trump. Tillerson, not so much, even from the start. The report okays Arab violence as a means to redress “frustrations” and “disappointments”…such as “lack of hope in achieving Palestinian statehood.” The Jews, according to this, are obliged to hand over the country to the Arabs. Wait. There’s more. The report faults the Jews, yes, Israel, for “incitement.” (Stop laughing.) Actually there’s much more. But in sum, the main gripe is that the Jews
SAN ANTONIO — The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio. It wasn´t long before the passengers, sweating profusely in the rising oven-like heat, started crying and pleading for water. Children whimpered. People took turns breathing through a single hole in the wall. They pounded on the sides of the truck and yelled to try to get the driver´s attention. Then they began passing out. By the time the driver stopped at a Walmart in San Antonio on
Firing Mueller: If recent reports are true, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has veered sharply off course to investigate matters that have nothing to do with Russia´s tampering with our 2016 election. He either has to be reeled in to do the job he was hired to do, or fired. This isn´t supposed to happen under American law, where a person can be given the task of an open investigation on someone with the end-goal of finding something, anything, that he or she has ever done that is illegal. That´s the kind of thing that was routinely done in places like the