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    (CNN)The public feud between Britney Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn Spears is far from over.Spears' lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, sent a legal cease-and-desist letter to the singer's younger sister on Tuesday regarding her new memoir, "Things I Should Have Said."In Rosengart's letter, he calls the book "ill-timed" and that it makes "misleading or outrageous claims about her." Although Jamie Lynn Spears has recently said that the book is not about her sister, Rosengart wrote, "She takes you at your word and we, therefore, demand that you cease and desist from referencing Britney derogatorily during your promotional campaign. If you fail to do so or defame her, Britney will be forced to consider and take all appropriate legal action."In her book, she describes her sister's behavior growing up at times as "paranoid" and "erratic."Read MoreBut the Grammy winner has taken to social media multiple times over the last week to take issue with her sister's recollection. Writing on Instagram this week, "Jamie Lynn, I wasn't strong enough to do what should have been done ... slapped you and Mamma right across...
    Sen. Mark KellyMark KellyTwo-thirds of Americans support banning lawmakers from trading stocks: poll Sanders calls out Manchin, Sinema ahead of filibuster showdown The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE (D-Ariz.) said on Wednesday that he will back changing the 60-vote legislative filibuster for voting rights legislation, putting him at odds with fellow Arizona Sen. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaSenate Democrats eye talking filibuster NAACP president presses senators on voting rights: 'You will decide who defines America' Schumer tees up showdown on voting rights, filibuster MORE (D-Ariz.).  Kelly, who is up for reelection in 2022, is one of the final senators to announce their position on the rules change on the filibuster. In a statement, Kelly said that as part of his deliberation that he had spoken with colleagues about how to make the Senate function better and "considered what rules changes would mean not just today, but years down the road, for both parties and all Arizonans."  “If campaign finance and voting rights reforms are blocked again this week, I will...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Investigators are looking into whether gas caused the deadly house explosion that killed one woman and injured eight others Tuesday in the Bronx. One home has to be demolished, and at least two others are destroyed. READ MORE: New York AG: Trump Organization Misled Banks And Tax OfficialsThe explosion happened Tuesday morning at a home on Fox Street near Intervale Avenue in Longwood. Exclusive video shows the powerful blast send debris flying into the air, rocking the entire community. Minutes later, police were on the ground, racing toward the danger. Officers rescued 83-year-old Yolanda Jiminez, who was trapped under furniture and rubble. Her family said the chaos couldn’t have come at a worse time, since she was home recovering from a recent heart attack. “It’s not easy. This isn’t easy,” her nephew, Armando Garcia, told CBS2. Jiminez’s nephew said the explosion came with a small warning beforehand — her neighbor frantically showed up. “He knocked on her door, because he smelled gas. So he went in to ask her if she had a leak or something....
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A vigil was held Tuesday evening for Tioni Theus, a 16-year-old girl whose body was found on the side of the 110 Freeway earlier this month.The vigil was held outside a Los Angeles Police Department station in South L.A., where members of the victim's family joined community leaders to ask for the public's help in finding her killer.Investigators say Theus was killed and her body was found along the southbound 110 Freeway on-ramp on Manchester Avenue Jan. 8.Family members want justice."We're talking about a 16-year-old. We're not talking about an adult. We're talking about a 16-year-old child!" said Lakeshia Barret, the victim's cousin. "She was thrown on the side of the freeway like trash, and she's a child! She meant something to her family."The investigation in Theus' death is being handled by the California Highway Patrol, and is being assisted by the LAPD.LAPD Chief Michel Moore is urging the public to come forward with information, saying someone out there knows something about the murder.
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday night he would put forward a 'talking filibuster' proposal after an expected vote on a voting rights bill fails Wednesday.   At an evening press conference, surrounded by his Democratic colleagues, Schumer explained that if Republicans block the voting bill from proceeding - which they will, using the current filibuster rules where 60 votes are needed for cloture - he will have senators vote to change the rules for just the voting bill.  'We feel very simply: On something as important as voting rights if Senate Republicans are going to oppose it, they should not be allowed to sit in their office,' Schumer said. 'They've got to come down on the floor and defend their opposition to voting rights, the wellspring of our democracy.'   He explained that 'once member of the minority party have exhausted all of their speaking rights and defended their position on the Senate floor, debate will have run its course and the Senate will move to vote on final passage at a majority threshold, which has always been the threshold...
    Despite opposition from within their own party, Senate Democrats plan to vote on requiring a “talking filibuster” for who want to block voting and election overhaul legislation, leadership announced Tuesday. "If Republicans block cloture on legislation before us, I will put forward a proposal to change the rules to allow for a talking filibuster on this legislation,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said at a press conference. Democrats say they’ll bring up the rule because of Republican opposition to two election and voting overhaul bills now up for debate on the Senate floor. The two bills would increase federal oversight of changes to election laws and realignment of voting districts in some states and would roll back voter integrity laws passed by GOP state legislatures that Democrats believe would hinder access to the polls. The rule change would require senators who oppose ending debate on the measure to engage in a real filibuster, which is essentially nonstop talking on the Senate floor. “It’s switching a secret filibuster into a public...
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Tuesday that he would be open to primarying Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who do not support breaking the filibuster. One congressional reporter asked Sanders if he would support a primary challenger to senators who do not support changing the filibuster. Sanders responded, “Well, yeah.” Manchin appeared unfazed by the Vermont progressive’s threat to support a primary challenge against him. “I’ve been primaried my entire life. That would not be anything new for me,” Manchin said. “It’s rough and tumble. We’re used to that. Bring it on.” Manchin also said he would not support efforts to revive the “talking filibuster” to bypass the Senate’s centuries-old filibuster rules. The talking filibuster would force senators that want to block consideration to talk on the Senate floor rather than just announcing that they will filibuster the legislation. After senators stop their talking filibuster, the Senate could stop legislation with just 51 votes. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) that this proposal is “not the final word” and would be “solidified” at the Democrats’ Tuesday night caucus meeting....
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) said that the economy, inflation, the border, crime, and coronavirus are the issues people are talking about and if Democrats don’t talk about them, “we are going to lose the election.” Host Martha MacCallum read from [relevant exchange begins around 1:25] an article by Doug Schoen and Carly Cooperman in The Hill, which said, “Biden and congressional Democrats need to dedicate their focus to…viable legislation that addresses voters’ top issues of concern. The administration has spent too much time wrangling members of their own party — without success — to pass policies that ultimately alienate key voting groups like Hispanic and Latino voters.” She continued, “And we’ve seen the drift in support, only 28% of Latino voters support the president at this point. So, when he talks about the need to focus on top issues of concern, and when we poll those, it’s the economy, inflation, the border, COVID, would you like to see this White House more focused — and crime, I should point out,...
    Senate Democrats will force a vote this week to try to change the rules and enact a talking filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, getting rid of the 60-vote hurdle. Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Voting rights week for Democrats (again) Kelly takes under-the-radar approach in Arizona Senate race Hundreds attend mass funeral for victims of Bronx apartment building fire MORE (D-N.Y.) announced on Tuesday that Democrats will force a rules change vote once Republicans block a voting rights bill as soon as Wednesday.  “I will put forward a proposal to change the rules to allow for a talking filibuster on this legislation,” Schumer said.  The announcement comes after Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinSenate Democrats eye talking filibuster Clyburn says he 'wholeheartedly' endorses Biden's voting rights remarks GOP senator knocks Biden for 'spreading things that are untrue' in voting rights speech MORE (D-Ill.), Schumer’s No. 2, tipped his hand earlier Tuesday about what Democrats were eyeing. Democrats then huddled behind closed doors on Tuesday evening to solidify their decision.  Currently most legislation...
    Senate Democrats are eyeing trying to change the Senate's rules to shift to a talking filibuster, which would get rid of the 60-vote hurdle currently required to advance most legislation. Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinClyburn says he 'wholeheartedly' endorses Biden's voting rights remarks GOP senator knocks Biden for 'spreading things that are untrue' in voting rights speech Sinema, Manchin curb Biden's agenda MORE (Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, cautioned that Democrats would continue their discussions during a caucus meeting set for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, but said the caucus is moving toward trying to implement the talking filibuster. The move would let opponents delay a bill for as long as they could hold the floor, but after that it could pass with a simple majority. "It's more of a talking filibuster. ... This is being discussed. It's going to be solidified this evening," Durbin told reporters. Durbin confirmed that moving to a talking filibuster would get rid of the 60-vote hurdle currently needed to advance legislation through the Senate, adding that "you have to do that, or you don't accomplish...
    (CNN)Kadesha Adelakun bought toys from "Encanto" before she even had a chance to see the movie. She knew characters from a multiracial Afro-Latino family would be an important addition to her office in Kennesaw, Georgia, where she holds play therapy sessions and makes a point of finding toys that reflect the diversity of her young patients' lives.When she finally watched the movie on Disney+, Adelakun realized the figurines were an even better fit than she'd imagined. The plot of "Encanto," she says, perfectly captures issues many families are going through. "There are so many layers, so many dynamics," Adelakun says.While catchy songs from "Encanto" are topping the charts, Disney's latest animated film is drawing praise from therapists like Adelakun for another reason: the way the movie portrays trauma and healing. Read MoreTherapists who spoke with CNN say they're talking about the movie with their clients -- many of whom are first-generation children of immigrants who see themselves reflected in the story, hear their experiences in the soundtrack, and are using "Encanto" to speak out about things that otherwise might go...
    A reporter confronted UFC chief Dana White after he advocated for ivermectin, a veterinary medicine that, despite claims otherwise, some have claimed works in treating the coronavirus. “It’s almost impossible now to get monoclonal antibodies,” said White at a press conference on Saturday following UFC Vegas 46. “They’re making it so you can’t get them. You know, medicine that absolutely works, they’re keeping from us.” “Ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies have been around for a long time,” he added. “Now, all of a sudden, you can’t dig them up to save your life. The doctors won’t give them to ya.” A reporter asked White, “Are you surprised at the backlash that people don’t even want to allow you to discuss options of pre-treatment?” “It’s disgusting. It’s disgusting. It’s one of the craziest things I’ve ever witnessed in my life. And we’re talking about experimental drugs … this stuff’s been around … the ivermectin…,” said White before Yahoo Sports reporter Kevin Iole interjected and asked White, “Are you a doctor?” “No,” replied White. “But I took them and they both worked. So...
    UFC President Dana White took issue with critics of ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies on Saturday, taking aim at doctors who are pressuring Spotify to label Joe Rogan a "menace" for sharing how he treated himself for COVID-19. "Ever since I came out and said what I did, it's almost impossible now to get monoclonal antibodies," White claimed. "They're making it so you can't get them. Medicine that absolutely works, they're keeping from us." The UFC president said he did not want to get political. Still, he made it clear that, according to his experience, ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies options are still considered worthwhile. BIDEN ADMINISTRATION RELEASES ADDITIONAL MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENTS TO FLORIDA AFTER DESANTIS, LADAPO KEEP UP PRESSURE "Now, all of a sudden, you can't dig them up to save your life. The doctors won't give them to you," he said. White said he was able to beat his bout of COVID-19 in a matter of days after taking the treatment first popularized by Rogan. "I made one phone call and was...
    Former Oklahoma linebacker Nik Bonitto went after Sooners teammates who are leaving to follow Lincoln Riley to USC football. The feud between USC football and Oklahoma keeps getting doused in more gasoline. Over the weekend, it was former Sooners linebacker Nik Bonitto who lit the match when he tweeted about Oklahoma players leaving for USC. “Some of these kids talking down on the coaches all season now they wanna join em at usc bunch of clowns OU don’t need em,” Bonitto tweeted. Some of these kids talking down on the coaches all season now they wanna join em at usc bunch of clowns OU don’t need em — . (@nikkkkbonitto) January 15, 2022 As for who Bonitto was specifically talking about, that’s not entirely clear. Was Nik Bonitto throwing shade at Mario Williams or someone else?The obvious answer is Mario Williams. The former four-star wide receiver announced his commitment to join USC on Saturday a few hours before Bonitto went off on Twitter. However, there are other candidates who are considering the Trojans as well. Quarterback Caleb Williams is...
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Senate Democrats had “a couple of different paths” to pass voting legislation without Republican support. Partial transcript as follows: MARGARET BRENNAN: Democratic strategist James Carville was on another network this morning, and he said Democrats whine too much. He said- you’re not talking- he said you’re not talking enough about the infrastructure bill you just passed. You’re talking about things that have failed, and you have a vote scheduled this week that will also fail on voting rights. Why do you think that is an effective strategy to have high profile failures rather than talk about the things that people are saying do matter to them on the economy and inflation? KAINE: Well, I do think we- we are talking a lot about the infrastructure bill. Certainly, I am, in Virginia and whether it’s broadband road, rail, bridges, ports, airports, electricity grid, it’s going to mean a lot of good for every zip code in the country. With respect to voting rights, look, whatever the pundits say, you...
    Heidi Klum said she cannot stop talking about Snoop Dogg after recently collaborating with the rapper on a song. Klum gushed over her opportunity to work with the rapper during a recent interview with People magazine.  "I can't believe this is happening. Pinch me, pinch me, pinch me," she recalls. "I'm in Inglewood with Snoop Dogg. He is rapping over this track. He loves what I've done. I can't even believe this is happening." The supermodel revealed she hasn't been able to stop talking about Snoop Dogg since they worked on the song "Chai Tea with Heidi." Heidi Klum gushed over her new collaboration with Snoop Dogg. (Getty Images) "My poor husband, because all I've been doing is talking about Snoop Dogg. He probably wakes up in the middle of the night as I'm dreaming, Snoop Dogg, Snoop Dogg," she told the outlet. "My husband is like the most patient amazing person on the planet because literally I've not shut up about Snoop Dogg for the last few months. I'm giddy about it — it was the most fun...
    IF YOU were going to a wedding, many of us would get dressed up for the occasion, with a nice dress and glamorous heels, right?! Well, people have been left shocked at a wedding guest’s choice of outfit after a photo was shared on Reddit. 2The bride's stepmum posed for a picture but people were left horrified at her choice of outfitCredit: Reddit Now not only is the woman - the bride's stepmum - wearing a white lace dress (which is enough to annoy any bride), she’s also left people concerned with her choice of footwear. Fair enough, not everyone would be comfortable enough to wear heels, but you would expensive a nice pair of pumps or sandals to go with a pretty lace dress.  But no, this woman has rocked up in a pair of biker style, black boots. And these aren’t heeled boots that you might wear on a night out. These are lace-up leather boots with a fur trim.  And people can’t believe their eyes.  Most read in LifestyleTHE MOPE SHOW Harry 'miserable' as new life in...
    Wendy Williams has allegedly cut off all direct contact with staffers on her talk-show as her months-long hiatus continues. The 57-year-old has been off the show because of health issues that are reportedly connected to her longtime struggle with the autoimmune disorder Graves' disease. 'She hasn't been talking to anybody, not producers, not senior producers- no one,' an insider claimed to The Sun. 'She has disappeared and the only line of contact production has is through her manager.' Rumors: Wendy Williams has allegedly cut off all direct contact with staffers on her talk-show as her months-long hiatus continues The source added: 'Her manager is an ex-cop, so they like him because he can be a police man for her,' but alleged: 'He really has no control over her anyway.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Michael Rapaport says that he's 'really, really... Wendy Williams flashes a smile as she steps out in New... Wendy Williams spends one-on-one time with son Kevin Hunter... Wendy Williams holds hands with son Kevin Hunter Jr. after... ...
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – A heartwarming reunion Thursday for a Parkland man involved in a deadly multi-car pile-up involving an 18-wheeler. Doctors are dumbfounded by 22-year-old Zach Corliss’ recovery. But the man himself isn’t, and he gives all the praise to the medical staff at Memorial Hospital. READ MORE: Cellphone Video Of Shots Fired At CityPlace Helped Police Make An ArrestCorliss, a walking, talking, medical miracle, strode from his parent’s car at Memorial Hospital to hugs and handshakes from his medical staff that saved his life. “Zach had a traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury in the same setting, and we don’t know what to expect quite often when that occurs,” said Dr. Scott Raffa, a Memorial Hospital neuro and spinal surgeon. Five months ago, the 22-year-old collided with a semi at 65 mph on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The aftermath of the crash. (Source: Memorial Healthcare System) He was taken to a hospital in Fort Myers and then to Memorial in Hollywood. Corliss had bone crushing fractures and worse. He was kept in medically induced coma. In those...
    Stewart Rhodes, founder of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers, has been charged with seditious conspiracy as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s probe of the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Washington Post reporters Spencer S. Hsu and Devlin Barrett have described the 56-year-old Rhodes as “the most high-profile person charged in the investigation so far.” And according to Never Trump conservative Amanda Carpenter, Rhodes’ arrest explodes a MAGA talking about the violence that occurred during the Capitol riot. Ten others were charged along with Rhodes. BIG NEWS. WaPo: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes arrested, charged in Jan. 6 conspiracyhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/stewart-rhodes-arrested-jan-6/2022/01/13/558ecc42-7414-11ec-8b0a-bcfab800c430_story.html\u00a0\u2026 — Amanda Carpenter (@Amanda Carpenter) 1642098861 Carpenter, who is known for her commentary on CNN and her articles for The Bulwark, notes that “Trump defenders” have been claiming that the January 6, 2021 violence wasn’t an insurrection “because people like Rhodes had not been charged yet.” “That talking point is out the window now,” Carpenter emphasized in a Twitter thread. “Sedition is being charged.” READ: One sentence from the Supreme Court's ruling against an OSHA vaccine rule reveals its...
    By David Bauder | Associated Press NEW YORK — ABC News is under fire for its editing of a “Good Morning America” interview with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky that created uncertainty that’s being exploited by vaccine critics. In the interview, Walensky discussed a study that showed how most vaccinated people who died of coronavirus were also sick for other reasons. But the way the interview was edited, it wasn’t clear she was talking about vaccinated people — and references spread widely online implying she was talking about all COVID-19 victims. The interview was seized upon by figures like Donald Trump Jr., Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham to imply the Biden administration has been lying to the public about the importance of vaccines. The network remained mum on Thursday about the controversy. However, experts say ABC News has a responsibility to talk to viewers about what happened and why, to prevent misinformation from spreading further. In the interview on Friday, Cecilia Vega asked Walensky about the “encouraging headlines” surrounding a study that showed how well vaccines worked to prevent severe...
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sounded off on the Democrats’ efforts to end the Senate filibuster as they push to pass voting rights legislation. Schumer advised that Democratic leadership is “not conceding” despite Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) publicly refusing to end the filibuster. He added they are having “constant discussions” and pushing to get the two senators on board. “[W]e’re having constant discussions,” Schumer stated. “Last night for two and a half hours, nine senators of disparate ideologies and regions met with Senator Sinema. As soon as I finish this interview, nine of us are meeting with Manchin. We’re having constant discussions, and we’re exploring ways they are against eliminating the filibuster. Many in our caucus are for it, but even those who are not are for changes in the rule, not for eliminating it totally. Even those who are not for eliminating it totally are for changes in the rules that allow us to pass voting rights.” “We’re actively discussing potential changes in the rules that hopefully can get...
    The militia movement is under prosecutorial pressure. How is it affecting their overall extremist agenda? Look at me, referring to myself in the third person in the headline. Feels weird, but hey, it’s the truth—we’re back in the new year, ready to cover the unfolding 2022 election and the political circus around it!  If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to give the podcast a shot. We have great conversations with stellar guests, and try to make this stuff both accessible and entertaining. You can watch the show live right here on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM PT/4:30 PM ET, while the podcast version goes live Wednesday mornings at all the usual places, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. A full list of places to download the show is available here. x x YouTube Video Today’s guest is Daily Kos writer Dave Neiwart, the nation’s premier expert on right-wing militants and extremists. We’ll be talking about the state of the extremism movement in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection, and the wave of prosecutions that have taken place in its wake.  Daily Kos relies on readers like...
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has many options for reforming the Senate’s filibuster rules but faces a steep, uphill climb to change the Senate’s centuries-old rule. Schumer has pledged the Senate will vote this week on changes to Congress’ upper chamber rule on the filibuster, the Senate’s standard that helps make the chamber the “world’s greatest deliberative body.” However, Schumer, who has a one-member majority in the Senate, needs to convince Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to change the Senate’s rules, which the two moderates have been reluctant to do. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jon Tester (D-MT), Angus King (I-ME) have tried to lobby Manchin, but it remains hard to persuade the West Virginia Democrat when they have yet to coalesce around a single filibuster reform idea. The filibuster is the only thing standing in Democrats way of steamrolling their radical agenda through the U.S. Senate, which is why Crooked Hillary wants it crushed. https://t.co/kKHDzU5Ls3 — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 9, 2021 “Different people have various differing ideas about what kind of reform there should be. We’re...
    MEETING someone on a dating app can carry a whole host of risks. For this woman however, it all seemed to pay off. 7Andrea seemed to regret agreeing to the dateCredit: tiktok @suezcanal42069 7She shared the romantic dates as they progressedCredit: tiktok @suezcanal42069 Sharing her dating journey on TikTok, Andrea or @suezcanal42069 took 6.1 million viewers by surprise with a major plot twist. Many warned her when she shared a Tiktok of her slowly shaking and rubbing her forehead as her date says in the background: “I’m smarter than like 95% of the population.” Which she wrote: "First and last time I'll hook up with a chemical engineer from tinder,@" and captioned: "stfu dude." FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Against her viewers wishes, Andrea gave the smart man a chance and went on another date with him. In another TikTok video she asked: "Besties do we keep him? I told him I was having a bad day and then he came over with wine and pasta…” she wrote in the video’s caption....
    Jimmy Kimmel remembered his friend Bob Saget Monday following the comic's death at 65, praising Saget as 'the sweetest man' and a caring and supportive friend. In an emotional segment he taped without a studio audience, Kimmel, 54, repeatedly choked back tears as he shared his thoughts following Saget's passing after the Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room. 'If you read anything about Bob online last night, if you read any of the thoughts from people who knew him personally, a word that came up a lot was the sweetest, and Bob was the sweetest, he was the sweetest man and the reason people wrote that is because it’s true,' Kimmel said. 'It’s the best word, if you had to pick one word to describe him, that was it - sweetest.' View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jimmy Kimmel Live (@jimmykimmellive) The latest: Jimmy Kimmel, 54, remembered his friend Bob Saget Monday following the comic's death at 65, praising Saget as 'the sweetest man' and a caring and supportive friend...
    Tucker Carlson mocked Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s physical appearance on Monday night by insisting she is actually the late Michael Jackson. Before introducing a clip of Pelosi on Face the Nation the day before, here’s how the Fox News host began the segment: So yesterday was Sunday, and you may have found yourself on the couch idly flipping around the TV dial. And if you flipped far enough, you could’ve had the shock of your life. Michael Jackson was on Face the Nation. Now let’s be clear: this wasn’t a video of Michael Jackson performing his hit songs of the 1990s. This appeared to be a living version of the international pop star that news reports claimed died of a drug O.D. more than a dozen years ago. And yet despite those claims there he was, fully, undeniably Michael Jackson talking on television. How can that be? Honestly, we have no idea. We’re not theologians here. This is merely a news program. We can only show you what we saw. Here it is. The host then rolled the clip of Pelosi,...
    Whether or not Democrats will try again to take advantage of having the White House and majorities in both chambers of Congress before the 2022 midterm elections remains to be seen, but according to Rep. Jerry Carl (R-AL), they are going to have to do something. During an interview with Mobile, AL radio FM Talk 106.5, Carl said that Democrats were not doing themselves a service by continuing the same playbook of criticizing former President Donald Trump and reliving the January 6, 2021 saga daily. “[T]hey have no options,” he said. “They have to come up with something. They’re talking about infrastructure bill — I mean, they’re going to $1.7 trillion that wound up being less than 9% going toward infrastructure? That’s 91% going toward social programs that most of that money is unaccounted for. I mean, how can you brag about something like that? Although they’re not going to tell you the truth and give you the full story — but they’ve got to do something. What that’s going to be, I don’t know.” “I think the BBB plan —...
    ROY KEANE has responded emphatically when asked to comment on Harry Maguire's latest rousing speech. Manchester United slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Wolves last time out, with question marks regarding the unity within the dressing room. 2Roy Keane has slammed Harry Maguire's latest comments as the Man utd skipper 'talking rubbish'Credit: ITV 2Maguire remains insistent United have got what it takes to handle matters on the pitchCredit: Reuters Club captain Maguire has since publicly revealed that he and his team-mates were up 'for the fight,' although Keane has slammed him as 'talking rubbish'. While on punditry duty for ITV, in response to Maguire's comments, Keane said: "How many times has he said that? I wouldn't listen too much to what Harry has to say. "I'll judge a player on what he does on a football pitch, not what rubbish he comes out with about players sticking together and we need to do more. "Judge a player on what he does on a football pitch and United aren't doing enough. "I still expect United to...
    Connect! Unite! Act! is a weekly series that seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups meet regularly to socialize, get out the vote, support candidates, and engage in other local political actions that help our progressive movement grow and exert influence on the powers that be. Visit us every week to see how you can get involved! In a supermarket line some time ago, an exchange was going on several customers ahead of us. An older white woman was making, well, let me say fairly racist commentary about the problems she saw in America. It is easy, incredibly easy, to shrug our shoulders and say: “Well, that isn’t my problem. I don’t know them, I don’t want to get involved in this and they are a lost cause so I’m not even going to bother.” This is the result that happens over and over again in overwhelmingly white communities. When we were going into a liquor store before the holidays to find some bottles to give as gifts, a car drove up right next to us in the parking...
    Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey said that the mayor's opposition to remote learning is a "talking point" during a press conference on Saturday. During the press conference where the Chicago Teachers Union unveiled their new proposal to the Chicago Public Schools to get back to in-person learning, Sharkey said that Chicago Mayor Lori Lighfoot's opposition to remote learning is "just a talking point," adding that remote education is a "tool." "I hear the mayor say that she doesn't want to do remote. But honestly, that's just a talking point, it's an idea, ‘remote is bad.' Remote education is a tool. Teachers view remote education, yeah, it's not as good as in-person," Sharkey said. REMOTE LEARNING DURING CORONAVIRUS CAUSED STRESS, ANXIETY IN STUDENTS, SURVEY FINDS Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks at a press conference on Saturday. (Screenshot) Sharkey said that remote learning should be viewed as an opportunity to have classes on days when it's not possible to get students' inside schools, such as during a blizzard. "But like think about it, in the past, in...
    (CNN)As a kid, I thought Dr. Dolittle had a pretty good gig. The idea of being able to speak to creatures in their own distinct language was a thrilling prospect. And then there were veterinarians like Dr. James Herriot and his treasury of tales that showed he truly understood the nature of animals. Now, while working from home and spending more time with our pets, perhaps we've reached a form of understanding that crosses the linguistic barrier. There are times when you just know your pet is trying to say something -- like when my cat wants to eat something different or listen to the dulcet tones of a British period drama (she prefers "Downton Abbey"). But even more fascinating is the idea that we're not entirely different -- that we share things in common, some of which used to be considered strictly human qualities. By recognizing our own traits in animals, we can understand them better.Read MoreEach year brings more scientific revelations supporting these similarities, and the start of 2022 is no exception.Fantastic creaturesResearchers placed headphones on dogs to...
    President BidenJoe BidenBiden hopes for big jobs number on Friday Jan. 6 brings Democrats, Cheneys together — with GOP mostly absent Equilibrium/Sustainability — Climate, democracy emergencies indivisible  MORE on Friday sharpened his attacks against Republicans on the economy, accusing them of “talking down” the economic recovery as he lauded the decline in unemployment and job growth during his first year in office. Speaking to reporters from the State Dining Room, Biden called GOP claims that he isn’t addressing inflation “malarkey” and accused Republicans of characterizing the economic recovery in negative terms because they voted against the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law that provided funding for school reopenings, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and additional relief for Americans. “They want to talk down the recovery because they voted against the legislation that made it happen,” Biden said in prepared remarks. “They voted against the tax cuts for middle class families. They voted against the funds we needed to reopen our schools, to keep police officers and firefighters on the job, to lower healthcare premiums. They voted against the funds we’re now using to buy...
    Jemal Countess/Getty Images A conservative media critic published a column on Friday despicably accusing Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) of “milking” his son’s suicide. Raskin’s son, Tommy Raskin, took his own life on Dec. 31 following a battle with depression. The congressman has been one of the Democratic leaders seeking answers following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as he was the lead impeachment manager in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate and now sits on the House select committee investigating the riot. In a column for Newsbusters, which is the Media Research Center’s blog documenting liberal media bias, Tim Graham acknowledged that the suicide of a child “sounds like a terrible blow for any parent,” he presented the piece with the headline “Column: Radical Raskin’s ‘Unthinkable’ Suicide Milking.” Yes, that is a real headline that made it past editor’s and was actually published. Graham quoted an interview Raskin told MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Jan. 4, “I fault myself for not talking about suicide to Tommy. And I liken not talking to a depressed person...
    EVER wonder if people are talking about you? WhatsApp is working on a new feature that'll give you a bit of a heads up. 2Profile photos look set to appear in notificationsCredit: Getty Unfortunately it won't be able to tell if someone is talking about you behind your back - that would be quite a feature. Instead, tech giant Meta is working on a better way to let you know whenever you've been mentioned in chats you're a part of. It essentially makes notifications more useful than they are at the moment. The change means you'll have a better idea of who has mentioned you or replied to you within groups. Before, you would simply get a text only alert. But now, the person's profile photo will appear in the notification. Most read in TechMONEY MELTDOWN Bitcoin predicted to 'crash' in 2022 as experts warn investors to pull outCOOL TRICKS You're using your iPhone weather app wrong – game-changing hacks to knowI-FOLLOW iPhone's hidden map of ALL your movements revealed – but should you turn it off?CRYPTO COLLAPSE Bitcoin CRASH...
    Denzel Washington’s new movie “The Tragedy of Macbeth” looks absolutely lit. The plot of the film based on the famous story from William Shakespeare, according to the trailer’s YouTube description, is, “A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.” (REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Ends With The Possible Deaths Of Multiple Characters) Every single preview we’ve seen so far has been very dark and sinister, and this one is too! Give it a watch below! This movie looks like it’s going to be absolutely fascinating and I can’t wait to see it. Do I care much about the stuff William Shakespeare wrote? Not at all. Yes, I did all the reading in high school just like most people reading this, but I didn’t particularly care for any of it. Taylor Swift’s song about Romeo and Juliet might honestly be more entertaining than what Shakespeare wrote. Having said that, I do love Denzel Washington, and I will...
    Missing seven-year-old Harmony Montgomery's dad has been blasted as a 'sweet-talking' liar by his mother-in-law - who told DailyMail.com: 'He's pure evil – I pray she's still alive.' Cops in Manchester, New Hampshire have spent the past few weeks searching desperately for the blond-haired youngster after learning from family members that she has not been seen since 2019. Harmony was supposed to be in the custody of deadbeat dad Adam Montgomery, 31, who was found homeless and living in a car this week. Montgomery was arrested on a felony assault charge after his relatives told cops he once gave the little girl a black eye - but so far he has not charged over her baffling disappearance.  Adam Montgomery, 31 (left), the father of missing New Hampshire girl Harmony Montgomery (right), has been arrested on charges of assault, interference with custody and endangering the welfare of a child. This aerial photo shows police searching the backyard at 77 Gilford Street in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Sunday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of seven-year-old Harmony Montgomery In a...
    According to ABC News, more than 20 of the people facing charges in connection with the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol Building “have alleged ties to the Oath Keepers.” But one person who has long since distanced himself from the far-right militia group is Jason Van Tatenhove. Formerly an Oath Keepers spokesman, the 47-year-old Colorado resident is now warning against the dangers of far-right extremism. Van Tatenhove is featured in ABC News’ new documentary “Homegrown: Standoff to Rebellion,” which is available on Hulu. During an ABC News interview, he said of his past, “I was wrong. I’ve grown, I’ve evolved.” And he is worried about the possibility of violence in future U.S. elections. The ex-Oath Keeper, who left the group in 2018, told ABC News, “I fear the next election cycle. We've got to start talking to one another — not with guns, and not with body armor (or) standoffs, but just talking.” Van Tatenhove joined the Oath Keepers in 2014, and in 2015, he was a very vocal and...
    Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson hit out at Senator Ted Cruz Wednesday for branding the Capitol riot 'a violent terrorist attack.'   Carlson's opening monologue mocked the idea - as Carlson has repeatedly - that the storming of the building was an 'insurrection.'  He then went after Republicans, including Cruz, whom he felt took Democratic talking points he claims were first made by Attorney General Merrick Garland to discuss the riot.    Cruz, a Texas Republican, was specifically singled out criticism, with Carlson arguing that Merrick Garland - President Biden's attorney general - had 'written' the 'talking points' Cruz used.  'We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week,' said the senator in a clip Carlson played from last week. 'And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives to defend the men and women who serve in this Capitol.'  Tonight at midnight, just hours from now, we will begin the first of many annual remembrances of January 6th. pic.twitter.com/EZkV7LfpHQ— Tucker Carlson...
    Tucker Carlson opened Wednesday’s show by again mocking the idea that the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 was an “insurrection.” But this time he raised the stakes and criticized Republicans who talk about the event in stark and solemn words. At one point, the Fox News host singled out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for criticism and accused him of repeating the “talking points” that President Joe Biden’s attorney general had “written.” Earlier in the day, Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke at the Department of Justice and discussed the storming of the Capitol. He called the incident “an unprecedented attack on the seat of our democracy.” Carlson said that Republican senators are “busy repeating the talking points that Merrick Garland has written for them. Here’s one example.” The host rolled a clip of Cruz speaking during a committee hearing this week. “We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week,” said the senator. “And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage,...
    Almost a year after leaving the White House, former President Donald Trump continues to face a variety of investigations — from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 committee to New York State Attorney General Letitia James to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Trump’s team has fought aggressively to keep White House records out of the hands of Pelosi’s committee, and according to Daily Beast reporter Jose Pagliery, former U.S. national archivist John W. Carlin believes that Trump has good reason to want to keep those records under lock and key. “An outgoing president’s White House records go straight to the National Archives and Records Administration, where they could be kept away from the public for up to 12 years,” Pagliery explains in an article published by the Beast on January 3. “However, President Joe Biden waived that presidential privilege when he allowed the bipartisan House January 6 Committee to request some documents about Trump’s final weeks in office. Trump sued to block that, and his odd claims of ‘residual’ executive privilege got knocked down by a federal judge who noted...
    A BRIDE was left fuming after her stepmum showed up to her wedding dressed in all white, but it was her shoes that had everyone else talking. Taking to Facebook, the new wife shared a snap taken on her wedding day with her dad’s partner standing next to her boldly wearing an ivory lace gown. 1A bride was left fuming after her stepmum showed up in a white dress - but her shoes were what offended everyone elseCredit: Reddit Captioning her snap, she wrote: “The face you make when you realise your step mother is wearing a white lace dress to your wedding.” The post has since been shared on Reddit, and while some were outraged by the dress, it was the stepmum’s shoes that caused the most offense. Commenting on the post, one wrote: “So, not only a white dress, but what look like black Uggs.” Another agreed adding: “Based on the outfits, I would feel like this is a spring/summer wedding, but those boots are screaming winter in Siberia.” “She looks awful. The shoes and dress look cheap!”...
    During an interview that aired live on CNN, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) discussed the Democrats’ ongoing negotiations to pass voting rights legislation. Manchin revealed that talks are ongoing, but he is “not agreeing” to a filibuster carveout in the bill. “Let me just say that being open to the rules change that would create a nuclear option, it’s a very, very difficult, and it’s a heavy lift. And the reason I say it’s a heavy lift is that once you change a rule or you have a carveout, I have always said this — any time that’s a carveout, you eat the whole turkey. There’s nothing left because it comes back and forth. So, you want things that will be sustainable. That’s what you’re looking for. So, that common sense commonality, but, you know, I just believe that the bedrock of democracy is voting. And we have to do what we can in order to preserve that. But let’s just see. The conversations are still ongoing. I have been talking to everybody. We have been having good conversations … since...
    Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chair of the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, speaks as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), vice-chair of the committee, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) listen during a committee meeting on Capitol Hill on December 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. After a month of headlines dominated by pro-Trump coup plotters refusing to cooperate with the congressional investigation into Jan. 6, what has been perhaps under appreciated is just how many people with critical knowledge of the Capitol siege are readily sharing what they know. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, vice chair of the select committee investigating Jan. 6, has given us some small but tasty glimpses of the breadth of cooperators and the tidbits they have shared with the panel. “The Committee has already met with nearly 300 witnesses; we hear from four more key figures in the investigation today. We are conducting multiple depositions and interviews every week,” Cheney tweeted in on Dec. 9. "We have received exceptionally interesting and important documents from a number of witnesses," she...
    Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren told "Outnumbered" on Monday that New York's consideration of a race-based COVID treatment measure is "lunacy." NEW YORK SAYS IT WILL PRIORITIZE NON-WHITE PATIENTS FOR COVID TREATMENTS TOMI LAHREN: For the party that claims to want unity, they are sure sending some mixed messages here. And I think that we should all take a page out of the book of John Dutton. And if this is what progress looks like, we should be the world that progress runs into. This is not progressivism. This is just lunacy. It is ridiculous. And, again, this is race-baiting identity politics which is all the left has.  But I think that there’s a bigger conversation to be had here as we have all discussed. We need to be focusing treatments and therapeutics on those that are more vulnerable, but in the bigger picture for this nation, we need to be talking about overall health. If you recall, in the last two years of the pandemic, we have had gyms, AA meetings, and other things that have had limited capacity,...
    The uncle of a seven-year-old New Hampshire girl who has been missing for two years says he reported an incident about her to child services back in 2019, but that his nephew stopped talking to him because of it. Harmony Montgomery was last seen at a home near the river city of Manchester on October 2019 when she was five years old, police said this week.  Police received a missing person's report about her in the final week of December 2021. It is unclear why it took so long for her to be reported missing, but police say they are in contact with her relatives. On Sunday, officers searched a home in Manchester in connection to her disappearance.  The home appears to have been owned by a relative of Harmony's until it was foreclosed in September 2019, a month before her disappearance, according to county records. Harmony Montgomery, 7, has been missing since October 2019. The last time she was seen was at a house in Manchester, New Hampshire, after a 911 call had been made Police searched 77 Gilford Street...
    URI Geller has claimed he "shouted" at Michael Jackson as he urged him to "stop talking about sleeping with boys." The King of Pop struck up a close friendship with the famed psychic, 74, known his ability to bend spoons, in the 1990s and was even best man at Uri's wedding. 6Uri Geller says he told his friend Michael Jackson to 'stop talking about sleeping with boys'Credit: Getty Jackson, one of the biggest selling musical artists in history, was plagued by allegations of sexual assault against underage boys - claims he always denied until his death in 2009. After paying accuser Jordan Chandler more than $20million in a settlement in 1993, the Thriller singer appeared on camera 10 years later hand-in-hand with 12-year-old Gavin Arvizo admitting they slept in the same bed together. That confession, made during the Martin Bashir documentary Living with Michael Jackson, sparked a criminal trial in California in which the pop star was acquitted of all charges. Yet, the damage to his reputation was considerable something which “devastated” the eccentric entertainer, says his friend Uri....
    Antonio Brown has peaced out. Midway through the third quarter of the Jets game against the Buccaneers, the receiver decided he was done being on the field at MetLife Stadium. The Bucs were down 24-10 and the Jets offense started its next drive on third-and-seven, when Brown seemed to snap. The seven-time Pro Bowler wasn’t even on the field. He was on the sideline. It’s unclear what specifically caused Brown’s outburst, but as normal as the Bucs sideline seemed, there was Brown suddenly pulling off his jersey and his pads. Fellow receiver Mike Evans saw what Brown was starting to do and went over to talk to him, seemingly trying to tug his jersey back on. But there was no talking Brown out of his decision. After he tossed his jersey and pads to the side, Brown proceeded to make his way back down the sideline to the tunnel, tossing off his undershirt and gloves into the stands on the way. As he reached the opposite endzone from where the game was carrying...