sending ricin-tainted package
to Donald Trump at White
House arrested at US-Canada border 2 replies
A woman suspected of sending a package containing the poison ricin to the White House has been arrested at the U.S.-Canada border in New York, according to authorities. The package, addressed to President Donald Trump, was intercepted by federal authorities in the past week, a law enforcement official said Saturday. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Oracle Deal For U.S. Tiktok Operations 2 replies
Donald Trump said he’s approved Oracle Corp.’s bid for the U.S. operations of TikTok “in concept,” a deal forced by the president’s orders last month declaring the popular video-sharing app a national security threat. “I have given the deal my blessing,” Trump told reporters Saturday as he left the White House for a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C. “I approved the deal in concept.” The Chinese government must now sign off on the transaction for it to go forward. The new company, which would be called TikTok Global,
About Filling a SCOTUS
Vacancy in an Election Year 12 replies
As the debate over what to do about the vacancy on the Supreme Court is only getting started, perhaps we should heed the advice of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself as to what to do. When a similar scenario occurred four years ago, following the death of Antonin Scalia, the Republican-controlled Senate blocked Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. It was a controversial move, and Ginsburg had something to say about it: Ginsburg publicly called on the Senate to go through with the nomination. “That’s their job,” she said in July 2016. “There’s nothing in the Constitution
Targeting Mitch McConnell,
and He Doesn’t Care 10 replies
As I wrote earlier this morning, the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a massive political firebomb going off (see A Republican Party That Won’t Fill Ginsburg’s Seat Will Die, and It Will Have Deserved Its Death). Tensions are high as the GOP now has to decide whether it’s going to fulfill the duty it was elected to fulfill. In political terms, there is no choice to be made here except nominating a replacement and voting on that nomination before the election. Whether some Republicans are smart enough to realize that is an open question.
package sent – but not
delivered – to President Trump
that contained the poison ricin 7 replies
A package addressed to President Donald Trump that tested positive for the poison ricin was intercepted by federal authorities in the past week, a law enforcement official said Saturday. The official said the FBI, Secret Service and U.S. Postal Service inspectors are investigating the source of the package. Mail addressed to the White House is screened at an off-site location. Ricin, a poison drawn from the husks of castor beans, has surfaced in other plots targeting Trump and other officials.
nominee to replace Justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg in
coming days: Sources 17 replies
President Donald Trump is expected to put forth a nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat in the coming days, multiple sources close to the president and with direct knowledge of the situation told ABC News. The sources describes the list of potential nominees as very short and including at least one woman. U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a top contender for is seen as a leading contender, two sources tell ABC News. Sources add that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already been in touch with members of the Republican caucus after news of Ginsburg’s passing was announced.
asked for Senate to
delay filling her seat 49 replies
Conscious of politics to the last, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reportedly dictated a statement saying it was her “most fervent wish” that her seat on the Supreme Court not be filled until after the next president is inaugurated in January. Republicans are not likely to heed her wish. Days before her passing Friday, Justice Ginsburg dictated a statement to her granddaughter, Clara Spera, asking that the seat remain vacant into the new year, according to NPR: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Champion Of Gender Equality,
Dies At 87 39 replies
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural, and feminist icon has died. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from cancer. Architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.
with employees about hosting
episodes of Joe Rogan’s podcast
that some consider transphobic 13 replies
Spotify is facing a heated internal struggle with employees over whether it should host episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience” that some staffers described as transphobic, Vice reported. Vice reported that CEO Daniel Ek addressed staff concerns at an all-hands meeting on Wednesday. “In the case of Joe Rogan, a total of 10 meetings have been held with various groups and individuals to hear their respective concerns,” Ek said, per three sources who spoke to Vice on the condition of anonymity.
Captures the Government’s Attention 16 replies
Two weeks ago, Princeton University’s president, Christopher Eisgruber, issued a letter to the Princeton community in which he admitted that the institution he has run for seven years is plagued by “systemic racism.” This is quite an admission for a number of reasons. One of them, as I pointed out, is that it confesses to a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Title VI provides that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity
considered pursuing charges against
city officials in violent unrest 9 replies
The Justice Department explored possible criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Ore., after weeks of clashes between federal law enforcement and violent protesters, spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Fox News. Kupec declined to comment on whether the department ultimately will bring charges. She said there were no specific charges in mind, rather DOJ officials were looking at the way Portland City officials, “were handling, or not handling,” the riots and violence. The spokeswoman also did not confirm whether DOJ officials were focusing on specific city officials, and the Office of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has yet to respond to a Fox News request for comment.
leaving California: ‘Terrible
governance has consequences’ 11 replies
The Daily Wire is moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Nashville, Tenn., later this year, the conservative media company, which was co-founded by Ben Shapiro, announced on Tuesday. “We’ve been asked over and over and over again when we would leave California. The answer: now. See you in Nashville, gang!” Shapiro wrote to his more than 3.1 million followers on Twitter. “I’ve lived my entire life in California. Within weeks, we’ll be taking our 75 jobs and leaving. We’re not the first. And we certainly won’t be the last. Terrible governance has consequences,” he added in a subsequent post.