4/7/2023 9:22:32 AM
Liberal Chicago mayor-elect Brandon Johnson put the blame on violence and poverty in the Windy City on big corporations. "We have large corporations. Seventy percent of large corporations in the city of Chicago — in the state of Illinois, did not pay a corporate tax," Johnson said during a Thursday appearance on CBS Mornings. He argued that low investment in Chicago has led to poverty, which in turn caused violence. "Seventy percent of large corporations in the state of Illinois did not pay a corporate tax. And it's that type of restraint on our budget that has caused the type of
4/6/2023 5:27:51 PM
Because of course… Despite the Biden White House having complete control over the issues and events during their withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, which included the murder of 13 U.S. servicemen during a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport, the Biden administration has to blame Donald Trump. Pathetic doesn’t even begin to appropriately outline the issue, and even U.S. corporate media can see it.
Without announcing the release in advance, the White House dropped an 11-page after action report [SEE HERE] claiming the prior administration was in control of all their decision making in the summer and fall of 2021.
4/6/2023 2:40:54 PM
Whoopi Goldberg mocked conservatives during Thursday’s broadcast of “The View,” claiming that she hadn’t heard as many people denying climate change since their houses had been “blown down … for the fourth or the fifth time.”
Goldberg joined her co-hosts on the ABC midday talk show in a preemptive post-mortem of the Republican Party in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s indictment on Tuesday — beginning with co-host Joy Behar’s claim that the party would never win another election.
4/6/2023 3:00:17 AM
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes said Wednesday on his show “All In” that many people, including him, were “permanently scarred” by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory.
Hayes said, “Even by the standards of our time, of this day and age in the avalanche of news and spectacle, this sort of dizzying clawing for your attention the last 24 hours have really been something else. So I want to begin tonight by just taking a second here to try to collectively just wrap our heads around the meaning and significance of what we have seen in the last 24 hours.”
He continued, “Of course, we have to begin with the biggest story,
4/7/2023 7:22:37 AM
Former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines was barricaded in a room at San Francisco State University Thursday night after she was physically assaulted following a speech to students about saving women's sports at a Turning Point USA and Leadership Institute event on the campus.
Louis Barker, Riley's husband, said he had brief conversations with her while she was barricaded in the room for nearly three hours.
"She told me she was hit multiple times by a guy in a dress. I was shaking. It made me that mad. It makes me sick to feel so helpless about it," Barker said.
4/6/2023 11:06:13 PM
President Biden blasted the expulsion of two Tennessee lawmakers Thursday as “shocking” and “undemocratic,” saying that GOP lawmakers chose to expel lawmakers instead of participating in a discussion about gun reforms.
“Last week, three more students and three school officials were gunned down in yet another tragic mass shooting in Nashville,” Biden said in a statement. “On Monday, 7,000 Tennesseans, many of them students, marched to their state capitol to call on their lawmakers to take action and keep them safe.” “Instead, state Republican lawmakers called votes today to expel three Democratic legislators who stood in solidarity with students and families and helped lift their voices,” he continued.
4/6/2023 6:52:35 AM
The FBI and other federal agents burst into the wrong Boston hotel room Tuesday night during a training exercise, startling the guest inside who had no idea what was going on as he was handcuffed. The incident occurred on the 15th floor of the Revere Hotel as agents were conducting a mock investigation. FBI agents were assisting the U.S. Department of Defense in a training exercise inside the hotel to simulate a situation that DOD personnel might encounter in a deployed environment.
4/7/2023 2:06:45 AM
The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that transgender students (biological males) can compete against female sports teams.
The high court rejected an emergency request from West Virginia to lift an appeals court’s injunction.
The transgender athlete will be able to compete against females until the appeals court makes a decision.The case could still end up back at the Supreme Court.
Justices Alito and Thomas dissented.
NBC News reported:
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by West Virginia to prevent a transgender student from participating in girls’ sports.
4/6/2023 2:10:43 PM
Bud Light went woke and partnered with trans-TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney.
They sent out packs of Bud Light featuring Mulvaney’s face to celebrate Mulvaney’s “365 Days of Girlhood.”
They also had a promotional video of Mulvaney drinking beer in a bathtub as part of the campaign. Fox News reported:
Trans TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney was announced as the latest spokesperson for Bud Light in a pair of videos that were attacked on social media.
4/7/2023 1:47:36 PM
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., renewed her calls for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to be impeached after a report detailed the justice's close relationship with a billionaire Republican donor — going so far as to say she will introduce articles of impeachment herself. In comments made on the Lever Time podcast Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez said Thomas' position on the court is an "emergency" and a "crisis," and reiterated her full support for removing him.
When asked if she would introduce the articles of impeachment herself, the New York lawmaker said she would step up if no one else does.
4/7/2023 9:42:10 AM
Chicago (WLS) - Brandon Johnson's win came during a tight race with Paul Vallas.
Just over a third of Chicago's registered voters cast their ballots in the runoff.
With early voting, mail-in ballots, drop boxes and extended voting hours, voting as never been easier and more accessible in Chicago, yet, only 35% of city residents voted in Tuesday's runoff election.(Snip)Back in the height of the Harold Washington days, turnout was close to 80%. It was a time when day-of voting was almost the only option.
4/7/2023 3:48:33 AM
If the other substantive weaknesses in the politically constructed Manhattan case against Donald Trump do not lead to a pre-trial dismissal, this one should collapse it. The Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) explicitly states the payments by President Trump to Stormy Daniels are not an election campaign violation.
WASHINGTON DC – A key member of the Federal Election Commission today rejected the Manhattan district attorney’s indictment of former President Donald Trump as a violation of federal election laws.
“It’s not a campaign finance violation. It’s not a reporting violation of any kind,” said FEC Commissioner James E. “Trey” Trainor.