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Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) was sharply criticized by Democrats on Friday for voting against a proposal to include a minimum wage hike in the latest coronavirus-related economic relief package. Sinema was one of eight Senate Democrats who opposed the effort. In response to critics, Sinema used Democrats’ own standards against them. What did critics
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Well, well, well. Talk about a coverup. Recall this story, as headlined in BizPacReview?   Pelosi appoints Swalwell to Homeland Security Committee again, despite recent Chinese spy scandal The story begins thusly, with bold print supplied for emphasis:  “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reappointed her California Democratic colleague, Rep. Eric Swalwell, to the Homeland Security Committee despite revelations
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, one of the high court’s liberal justices, was forced to revise a recent dissenting court opinion that he wrote because he omitted “respect.” What is the background? The Supreme Court issued a 7-2 ruling in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v. Sierra Club on Thursday, determining that the Environmental Protection
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Pope Francis went to Iraq today and met with Iraq’s principal Shi’ite leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, and, according to the Associated Press, “delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq’s long-beleaguered Christian minority during an historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf.” That’s
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The United States government is reportedly investigating Facebook for racially discriminatory hiring and promotion practices. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the government agency tasked with protecting the civil rights of employees, is leading the investigation, Reuters reported. What are the details? Lawyers representing Facebook operations manager Oscar Veneszee and three others who were denied jobs
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PolitiFact isn’t the only “fact checker” that abandons the facts to embrace the Church of Gender Fluidity. On Thursday, CNN’s went after Sen. Rand Paul for referring to the removal of a penis as “genital mutilation.” There’s also breast amputation, but CNN “fact checker” Aaron Millman put the scary snip-snip aside for politically correct descriptions
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School district officials in Texas removed a lesson meant to teach students the rules of “chivalry” after parents expressed their outrage over the rules imposed on girls. The assignment was given to students of a Shallowater ISD high school classroom near Lubbock. The story went viral when a copy of the lesson was posted on
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A Missouri pastor has taken a leave of absence from his church amid backlash after he went viral for a sermon where he made controversial comments telling married women how to keep up their looks, warning that otherwise their husbands might stray. Stewart-Allen Clark told the wives of his congregation that he doesn’t expect them
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California Governor Gavin Newsom has completely changed his response to COVID—again—this time leveraging opening the state for all Californians on the backs of low-income Latinos living in the areas with the highest rates of the illness. In the name of “equity,” Newsom announced Thursday that 40% of all the state’s available vaccines will go to
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Three professors at the University of South Alabama were placed on leave after students began a petition to have them fired over “casual racism” displayed in a photograph from Halloween in 2014. University of South Alabama president Tony Waldrop said on Friday that there would be an independent investigation into the photograph that has since
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Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ decision to stop publishing six of the late author’s books over concerns of racism appears to have paid off. Amid the controversy over their action, Dr. Seuss books absolutely dominated Amazon’s top 20 bestsellers list on Friday. What are the details? On Tuesday, the business in charge of the beloved author’s estate
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CNN might want to consider rebranding itself. Suggested new name: “The Pro-Biden Miracle Network.” The suggestion arises because twice this week, the network has broken out the m-word on behalf of pro-Biden causes. On Wednesday, we caught New Day co-host John Berman hailing as a “miracle” President Biden’s claim that by May, there’d be enough
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On Friday, CNN’s Brianna Keilar and her Republican-loathing colleague, Brian Stelter, took turns bashing their competitor, Fox News Channel, for the crime of allowing  the expression of conservative thought. Abandoning even the pretense of being objective journalists, the two left-wing hosts condemned Fox executives and hosts for actually pledging to practice adversarial journalism and hold the new administration
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No media outlet has been more dogged in its attempt to keep New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo accountable during his myriad scandals over the last year than the New York Post. With every stage of Cuomo’s nursing home COVID death scandal — from the governor’s order to send COVID-positive patients into nursing homes to
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