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    DRIVERS should know that having a clean driving record is more than just bragging rights - it will also keep more money in your pocket. If you receive a traffic ticket the violation can cost you upwards of $1,500 in added insurance costs. 1A single prior traffic offense can hike up the price of your premium by an average of 35% There are many factors when you are trying to get car insurance. Your driving record doesn’t just affect a potential insurance quote, it can affect your current bill, too. Monthly premiums will almost always go up when you make a claim for an accident. Most insurers have policies that can raise rates for other forms of bad driving, too. How much can a traffic violation hike up rates? Whether you have a minor accident or receive a speeding ticket, it will affect your car insurance premium. A single prior traffic offense can hike the price of your premium by an average of 35%, according to a recent Insurify report. MOST READ IN moneyFREEZEY-GOING Simple parking trick that can stop your car...
    SELF-ISOLATION rules have changed over the past month, so you’ll be forgiven for being confused.  It is a requirement to self-isolate when you test positive for Covid, or get symptoms, to stop the virus spreading further. 1You may be able to come out of self-isolation after just five to six days But in a glimmer of hope, the Covid-control strategy, which has been in place for almost two years, may soon be scrapped. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons on Tuesday that from March 24 the legal requirement to isolate for people who test positive is likely to be shelved. The PM even indicated this could happen sooner, if the data continues to look good. Thousands of Brits are going into quarantine every day, with Covid rates still high as a result of the Omicron variant. So are you able to leave self-isolation, during or earlier than the standard ten days? And when are you exempt from isolating if someone in your house has the virus? We explain all the current rules. How long do you need...
    A REPORT by the CIA has found that the mysterious symptoms known as Havana Syndrome is not the result of a global campaign against Americans by a hostile power. The agency can’t rule out foreign involvement in about two dozen cases, including many cases that originated in the US embassy in Havana around 2016. 1A CIA report found that Havana Syndrome isn't the result of a global campaign against AmericansCredit: Getty Images Multiple other cases are still considered unresolved and the CIA has declined to comment. The belief that widespread brain injuries symptoms have been caused by Russia or other foreign powers targeting Americans to cause harm has been unfounded, sources said. Most read in NewsJOE TIME Trump slams 'softball questions' at White House today as Biden's rating tanksCRASH HORROR Marine driver, 19, charged after he crashed military vehicle killing 2SCHOOL LOCKDOWN Students in code red shutdown as cops catch suspect who shot classmateMOMS BUTCHERED Dismembered body parts of US lesbian couple 'are found in bags in Mexico' More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking...
    The most important position in professional sports becomes even more important in the postseason. That much was clear on wild-card weekend, where the team with the best quarterback wound up advancing to next week’s final eight in just about every instance. Four were gigantic mismatches — Tampa Bay and Tom Brady against Philaelphia and Jalen Hurts; Josh Allen and Buffalo against Mac Jones of New England, Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City against Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh and the Rams and Matthew Stafford against Kyler Murray and Arizona. Yes, their supporting casts were all superior, but Brady, Allen and Mahomes all looked like quarterbacks who had been there and done that in mid-January. Stafford got off to a big lead and won his first playoff game, but we’ll wait and see. Hurts and Jones showed their lack of experience, and Roethlisberger was simply hanging on in terms of being a downfield passer. Where Murray is concerned, it gets more complicated based on their late-season fade and the possibility that he’s more of a gimmick than a championship-level...
    A federal appeals court reinstated President Joe Biden’s private business vaccine or testing requirement on Friday in a win for the administration. A separate federal circuit court called Biden’s rule, which mandates that private companies with 100+ employees ensure workers are either fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing, “staggeringly overbroad” in November. This court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, issued a temporary pause halt of the rule and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) subsequently suspended its implementation and enforcement because of the court order. Friday’s 2-1 ruling by the U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit allows for the Biden administration to enforce the requirement, though the battle is likely far from over. The case is expected to ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, according to Fox Business. (RELATED: ‘A Decision We Applaud’ — Big Business Endorses Biden’s Vaccine Mandate) “Recognizing that the ‘old normal’ is not going to return, employers and employees have sought new models for a workplace that will protect the safety and health of employees who earn their living there,”...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday permanently removed a major obstacle for women seeking abortion pills, eliminating a long-standing requirement that they pick up the medication in person. Millions of American women will now be able to get a prescription via an online consultation and receive the pills through the mail. FDA officials said a scientific review supported broadening access, including no longer limiting dispensing to a small number of specialty clinics and doctor’s offices. But prescribers will still need to undergo certification and training. Additionally, the agency said dispensing pharmacies will have to be certified. The decision is the latest shift in the polarized legal battle over medication abortion, which has only intensified amid the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is certain to spur legal challenges and more restrictions in Republican-led states. Earlier this year the FDA stopped enforcing the in-person requirement because of the pandemic. Under Thursday’s decision, the agency permanently dropped the 20-year-old rule, which has long been opposed by medical societies, including the American Medical Association, which say the restriction offers...
    In a normal year — and no, we have not had one of those lately — only the small minority of those who itemize their tax returns can deduct charitable donations. This year, however, most folks can get a break for giving money to charity whether they itemize or not. The Internal Revenue Service joined with several nonprofit groups on Monday, Dec. 13, to get the word out about a special pandemic tax provision that can help the 85% of people who don’t itemize get a tax credit for their largesse. The rules: You must give to a bona fide charity that has exempt status with the IRS. You can check whether the organization you want to give to qualifies at https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/tax-exempt-organization-search. Related Articles Traveling to Disney Parks during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go New California rules end distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated workers Former Marin County official charged in $1.9 million COVID-19 rental aid theft probe California city investigating why fire personnel refused to enter facility to...
    A RECOVERING cancer patient has been left without health insurance due to a Medicare rule that is not well-known - and it's costing her thousands. Scarlet Poulet's lack of insurance, which was reported by CNBC, stems from a COBRA health plan not being qualified to take the place of Medicare Part B. 1Scarlet Poulet (right), pictured with wife Nadine Kujawa, before she was diagnosed with cancer in 2019Credit: Courtesy Scarlet Poulet Scarlet has been enrolled in Medicare Part A, which is specifically hospital coverage, since 2018. But Scarlet, 68, lost insurance through an employer in August, causing the issues she's currently facing. Due to the rules surrounding Medicare and employer-based insurance, Scarlet cannot enroll in Part B, which covers outpatient care, until January - but her coverage won't actually kick in until July. As a result, she's dealing with the possibility of penalties that could hit her bank accounts even more. “I lost my insurance, I have cancer, the pandemic is getting worse, and I’m supposed to wait until [July] to sign up?” Scarlet told CNBC. “It’s like they’re...
    We here at Facebook, uh, I mean, Meta, are excited to help big businesses maximize your debt collection! During the Trump administration, amongst all of the many terrible things being done in order to line the wealthiest Americans’ pockets at the expense of the rest of us, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed new rules as an update to the 40-year-old Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). While a couple of the newly proposed rules were exciting for consumer advocates, there was one glaring anticonsumer, pro-big business clause: a clarification of “how debt collectors can communicate with consumers.” On Tuesday, the new rules of how debt collectors can “communicate” with consumers went into effect. Now, debt collection agencies can direct message you on any one of your social media accounts, be that Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or wherever you may spend some digital social time these days. Oh yeah, and they are now allowed to email you and text message you. You know how so much of the unfettered digital spam allowed under Trump’s Federal Communications Commission and Ajit Pai seems like a scam? Well, that’s still true, but now...
    Fallen reality star Josh Duggar ignored questions today as he arrived for day one of a federal child pornography trial that could see him locked up for 40 years. Duggar, 33, clasped hands with his wife Anna and strode purposely past TV cameras as the pair arrived at the John Paul Hammerschmidt federal courthouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Tuesday.  Asked how he was feeling, Duggar, wearing a dark navy suit, white shirt and polka dot tie, and Anna, wearing a black dress, both stared straight ahead before entering the building, where phones and electronic devices have been banned for the duration of proceedings. Duggar, famous for appearing in TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, was charged in April with two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography. He faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 on each count if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty and jury selection is due to start today.   An evidentiary hearing was held on Monday ahead of jury selection to determine whether two witnesses, including Duggar's father Jim Bob Duggar,...
    The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether a group of Republican attorneys general can step in to defend a Trump-era immigration rule that the Biden administration abandoned.    The case concerns an effort by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) and several others to revive former President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer lawmakers sign brief countering Trump's claims of executive privilege in Jan. 6 investigation Fox poll shows Youngkin leading McAuliffe by 8 points among likely voters Iowa legislature approves redistricting proposal MORE's "public charge" rule. The Biden administration in March formally rescinded the rule, which tightened restrictions on poorer immigrants seeking U.S. residency. And in a sharp break with the Trump administration’s legal position, Biden’s Department of Justice declined to defend the rule in court. In June, Brnovich and Republican attorneys general from a dozen states, from Alabama to Missouri to Texas, asked the Supreme Court to review a lower appeals court ruling denying the states a chance to advance the Trump administration’s legal position. The justices in an unsigned order Friday agreed to consider whether the interested states “should be...
    High school student-athletes in New York who make a name for themselves can now profit off it. At its quarterly Executive Committee meeting, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced that it has revised its rule regarding amateur athletes statewide, and that student-athletes can now profit off their name, image, or likeness. The move comes after an NCAA ruling over the summer allowing college athletes to similarly cash in. NYSPHSAA said that student-athletes can “participate in commercial endorsements provided  there is no school team, school, section or NYSPHSAA affiliation.” Under the new rule, student-athletes who are able to secure endorsements cannot appear in their school uniform in any endorsement, and logos of select schools, sections, or NYSPHSAA can be a part of any ad. Any student-athlete who violates the mandates set forth by NYSPHSAA can have their amateur status forfeited. 
    Two federal judges in separate rulings Friday said that Tennessee school districts could implement mask mandates, despite GOP Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order stating that parents could opt out of the coronavirus requirements.  In one of the decisions, U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer of the Eastern District of Tennessee granted a motion from a group of Knox County students and parents for a preliminary injunction against the executive order.  The judge also instructed the school district to put a mask mandate in place in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits businesses, states and local governments and other entities from discriminating based on disability.  In a similar ruling, U.S. District Judge Waverly Crenshaw of the Middle District of Tennessee said that schools in Williamson County and the Franklin Special School District could implement mask mandates.  Three federal judges have now ruled against Lee’s order, with U.S. District Judge Sheryl Lipman previously blocking Lee’s measure in Shelby County by issuing a preliminary injunction last week.  Lipman wrote in her ruling that the plaintiffs in the case...
    The NFL has come under heavy criticism over its recent push to enforce the taunting rule and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll believes the league has "opened up a bit of a can of worms" with it.  Carroll, whose team fell victim to the crackdown over the weekend, told reporters on Monday that while he respects the league’s push to eliminate unnecessary drama between players, it’s something that’s "hard to manage" while in the heat of the moment. NFL TAUNTING RULES COME UNDER FIRE IN WEEK 2: ‘IT HAS TO STOP’ "You've got a lot of guys that have to deal with those explosive moments and they've got to really turn their focus away from the opponent," he said, via ESPN. "It's a good thought. It's just hard to manage it." Carroll said he’s been having to practice celebrating with the team as opposed to in the moment to avoid costly penalties.  "What we're talking about is always celebrate with your teammates and we've been practicing it and making a big deal about it because it is one of...
    London (CNN)Following high-profile attacks on democratic institutions, including the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, UK Parliament Speaker Lindsay Hoyle feels an urgent responsibility to champion political freedoms. "What happened at Capitol Hill, we are going to make sure it doesn't happen here," Hoyle told CNN in an exclusive TV interview. Hoyle, who as speaker is the highest authority in the British House of Commons, is hosting US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other counterparts at the G7 Speakers' summit this weekend. The in-person event is taking place in his hometown of Chorley in northwest England, with a focus on "secure and open parliaments." Addressing the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol, Hoyle said: "That was mob rule taking over, trying to smash democracy. These people don't believe in our values, they don't believe in democracy. You know, the fact is that if we haven't got democracy, we have dictatorship. That is never the answer."Hoyle has experienced homegrown terror in his own parliament. On March 22, 2017, Hoyle -- then Deputy Speaker -- suspended a sitting of the...
    A professional bush tracker is trying to help solve the mystery of how a three-year-old boy was able to survive for four days in the Australian bush. Jake Cassar said he could not rule out foul play and that, among other scenarios, he was considering whether AJ Elfalak had been abducted. The young child was found on Monday after helicopters spotted him drinking water from a creek just 500m from his home.  The area had been thoroughly searched after he went missing on Friday, leading experts and his family to question whether AJ travelled or been taken somewhere else before returning to the spot. 'I'm here to keep an open mind,' Mr Cassar told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday from the Elfalaks' home in Putty, 150km northwest of Sydney. He has been there since Saturday, volunteering his expertise to help untangle the riddle of AJ's disappearance.   'The way I see it, if you've got two feet and a heartbeat, anything is possible,' Mr Cassar said. 'Doesn't matter if you're a 97-year-old woman or a three-year-old boy.'  The family of...
    The family of little AJ Elfalak is relying on the opinion of a professional bush tracker to help them understand how the toddler spent three nights alone in the unforgiving terrain behind their home. Jake Cassar has been at the family home in Putty, 150km northwest of Sydney in the Upper Hunter Valley, since Saturday, volunteering his expertise to help track AJ. He told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday he couldn't rule out that the three-year-old was abducted, and said his job was to consider all possible scenarios. 'I'm here to keep an open mind,' he said. 'The way I see it, if you've got two feet and a heartbeat anything is possible. Doesn't matter if you're a 97-year-old woman or a three-year-old boy.' The family of little AJ Elfalak is relying on the opinion of professional bush tracker Jake Cassar (pictured) to help them understand how the toddler spent three nights alone in the unforgiving terrain behind their home Mr Cassar told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday he couldn't rule out that the three-year-old was abducted, and...
    EVERY weekend, we prioritise doing do a deep-clean of our home - but come Monday night, it's an absolute tip again. Sound familiar? Well for us, it's mostly because the people living under our roofs can't seem to put anything back in its rightful place... ourselves included. 6The mum shared the cleaning mantra she's introduced at homeCredit: TikTok/@timeandseason 6The family are encouraged to put things in their rightful place as soon as they're done using themCredit: TikTok/@timeandseason Which is where TikToker Ames comes in. Earlier this year, the mum-of-six, from Dallas, Texas, shared the cleaning mantra she's introduced at home. In a viral video that's racked up over 525,000 "likes", Ames revealed how she insists of putting things back where they belong straight away. In other words, this stops things being left in random places around the home and looking cluttered - and it's so easy that kids can do it too. Speaking in the clip, the mum said: "Okay we got this. "Don't put it down, put it away." Going through some of the most common offenders, the mum...
    Tens of thousands of North Carolina residents convicted of felonies but whose current punishments don't include prison time can register to vote and cast ballots, a judicial panel declared Monday. Several civil rights groups and ex-offenders who sued legislative leaders and state officials in 2019 argue the current 1973 law is unconstitutional by denying the right to vote to people who have completed their active sentences or received no such sentence, such as people on probation. They said the rules disproportionately affect Black residents and originated from an era of White supremacy in the 19th century. In a brief hearing following a trial last week challenging the state's voting restrictions upon felons, Superior Court Judge Lisa Bell said two judges on the three-judge panel have agreed they would issue a formal order soon allowing more felony offenders to register. The judges are acting before issuing a final trial ruling, as voting in October municipal elections begins next month. Dennis Gaddy, the co-founder of the Raleigh-based Community Success Initiative, is shown at the door to his office in Raleigh,...
    One of the many tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic, wholly separate from the terrible toll it has taken on peoples’ lives and health, is the degree to which millions of Americans have willingly allowed themselves to be pitted against their neighbors, mostly as a result of amoral, deceptive, and self-serving propaganda churned out by the Republican Party. Nowhere has this capitulation to cynical GOP opportunism been more obvious than in the contrived battle over masking in our nation’s public schools. The fact that elected Republicans in nearly every state have knowingly allowed this “debate” to metastasize in the hopes of gaining some political advantage from it has made it next to impossible to contain the pandemic as it spreads through the population of 50 million or so still-unvaccinated children under the age of 12. Taking their cues from these politicians and their reinforcing media, parents have dutifully engaged in highly publicized, vitriolic, demonstrative efforts to prevent local school officials from imposing simple, protective masking requirements universally recommended by medical doctors and scientific experts to contain the virus. Because school boards are...
    A COURT will decide on whether Joe Biden's Covid eviction ban can stay in place, giving hope to renters struggling during the pandemic. The three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for Washington, DC, set a schedule that requests a final decision be made by Thursday. 4People protest evictions in New YorkCredit: EPA 4Biden has urged state and local governments to use federal funds to help people struggling to pay rentCredit: Reuters This comes after lawyers for realtors in Alabama and Georgia filed a request seeking to overturn a 60-day eviction ban ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on August 3. The appeals court said the Justice Department has until Tuesday at 9am to reply, and the lawyers for the real estate groups will then have until Wednesday at 9am. The court is expected to rule by Thursday. Lawyers for the real estate groups cited President Biden's past statements when requesting a quick ruling. "As the president himself acknowledged, the CDC's latest extension is little more than a delay tactic designed to buy time...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday that he can't rule out indefinite COVID-19 booster shots but that he hopes that, if booster shots are needed, just one will suffice. Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the president, made his comments in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN in which he also warned that fully vaccinated people with breakthrough infections can still get long-term COVID. 'We know a lot more than we did to start, but there's obviously, you know, we need to be humble in the face of this virus,' Fauci said. Fauci said 'there are a lot of factors' that go into making decisions such as whether people will routinely have to get vaccinated against COVID-19 like an annual flu shot.  He said researchers have already started conducting studies giving boosters to people who have already been full vaccinated, which have shown hopeful promise that future booster shots beyond a third jab may not be needed.  'The good news about that is that the acceleration of the response goes way up. I mean even better than what you get...
    BRENTWOOD, Calif. (KGO) -- Facebook groups and planned protests reveal a new issue school administrators will be facing as schools start again: parents who do not want their kids wearing masks at schools."My kids don't want to wear masks. They're not comfortable with them. They say they can't breathe. My 7-year-old is asthmatic," said David Driskell of Brentwood, where school started last Wednesday. He has sent them to school every day without a mask, and every day they get kicked out of the classroom and he takes them home.RELATED: 11 Brentwood schools report 15 COVID-19 cases among staff, students 3 days into new school year"We just want out kids to have a chance to be normal kids," he said Monday morning."I think it's horrible. How can you teach in a classroom when all their little faces aren't showing expressions?" asked Jill Schroeder, a grandmother in Brentwood. She says her granddaughter has been pulled out of public schools and now goes to a private school because of the mask mandate."I would pick up my granddaughter from just being there the hours...
    Faced with the thousands of trips that are made in summer throughout Spain, the General Directorate of Traffic reminds us in which situations we can reverse with our car without being fined. Despite the fact that in the driving school they teach us all the cases and assumptions that are on the road, the reality is that after 10 years there is no one who remembers absolutely everything. Of course we have not forgotten what is important, since we drive every day and by force of repeating it we have no doubts, but there are specific situations and rules that are lost in memories. And reversing is one of those situations that give rise to doubts. The DGT, therefore, wants to remind us of the moments when we can go backwards with the car without being fined. And, as you will now see, there are few situations that allow us to put the R position on the gear lever. We can use reverse gear: To get out of a dead end, as long as it is not possible to...
    Sha'Carri Richardson has a moment with her grandmother at U.S. Olympic Team trials. American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson will not be allowed to run in the Olympic 100-meter race because of a one-month ban handed down for testing positive for marijuana. The issue is not that the suspension overlaps with the Tokyo Olympics, it is that the positive test comes so close to the U.S. Track and Field time trials that her times have been voided per the rules laid out. Richardson’s times are the second fastest of any woman in the world for the 100-meters, and the fastest in the United States. But USA Track and Field relies entirely on time trial results to select the Olympic team. According to the USADA, the reason that cannabinoids on the WADA Prohibited List are: “Athletes who smoke cannabis or Spice in-competition potentially endanger themselves and others because of increased risk taking, slower reaction times and poor executive function or decision making.” “Based on current animal and human studies as well as on interviews with athletes and information from the field, cannabis can be performance...
    This photo of the Supreme Court seems quite appropriate for this topic today. The Supreme Court’s conservative justices said on Tuesday that the federal government can detain certain immigrants indefinitely, ruling that asylum-seekers who reenter the U.S. without authorization and are then detained shouldn’t even be allowed to ask for bond to pursue their case in freedom, the Los Angeles Times reports. Only justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented.  Right-wing justice Samuel Alito authored the opinion, “the worst possible justice you could want to write an immigration case,” tweeted American Immigration Council policy counsel Aaron Reichlin-Melnick. “The end result of Guzman-Chavez is that the Supreme Court has once again upheld the government's right to lock certain immigrants in jails and prisons for months, if not years, while they fight their cases—without ever letting them ask a judge for bail.” According to the LA Times, attorneys for the previous administration had argued in lower courts that immigrants should be detained indefinitely because they couldn’t be trusted to stick around for their cases. This has been an enduring Republican trope, because the government’s own data shows that most asylum-seekers...
    Yankees’ general manager doesn’t rule out the possibility of being sellers if they can’t right the ship Andres Chavez June 29, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Before Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, the New York Yankees are 40-38 and in fourth place of the tough AL East. General manager Brian Cashman talked to the media again before the contest, and reassured that he has faith in manager Aaron Boone and his coaching staff to turn things around. Cashman did, however, acknowledge that the Yankees aren’t having a good time at the moment. “We suck right now, as bad as you can be. Trying to knock ourselves out of that is obviously the effort. Until we get online and start flying high again, it’s going to look bad. It plays bad and it stinks to the high heavens,” he stated, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. The Yankees could use additions in the outfield, where they lost Aaron Hicks and have had to endure prolonged slumps...
    More On: crime Eric Adams is right: Dems should take note of his success in NYC’s primary Two-time NYPD boss Bratton ‘encouraged’ by Adams’ mayoral election lead Adams’ anti-crime message resonated with broad spectrum of Dems in NYC White House adviser, GOP congressman tussle over blame for crime spikes Observed from some angles, the United States is falling apart. All over, we’re seeing signs of fragmentation. At the smallest scale, the tony community of Buckhead, Ga., may be seceding from Atlanta. Mayor Keisha Bottoms’ anti-anti-crime strategy has led to a predictable criminal surge. Buckhead wants escape from dysfunction — via self-rule. The same thing is happening within states. Last month, several communities in eastern Oregon voted to secede and join Idaho. The region’s farmers don’t want to be ruled from their state’s weed- and Antifa-plagued coastal regions. Parts of New Mexico want to join Texas. A huge swath of downstate Illinois talks of splitting from Chicagoland. Some upstate New Yorkers have been talking for years of splitting away from Gotham. Then there are various plans for splitting California into two,...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hallie Jackson Reports,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) stated that her viewpoints on the filibuster have changed because there is now “a perversion of the rules” and that the founders supported majority rule and people “will lose faith in their government” if we don’t have majority rule. Stabenow said, “My calculus has changed. I came to the Senate 20 years ago. I had a different view at that time, similar to our senator from Arizona, and the world has completely flipped upside down. We now have a perversion of the rules. We have tyranny of the minority really, and I think Alexander Hamilton is probably rolling over in his grave. Because the fundamental debate in our Constitution was about majority rule. They debated majority rule versus supermajority rule and they came down on the side of majority rule, and in fact, I’m going back now in deep and reading the Federalist Papers, Federalist 22, where Alexander Hamilton really laid out what’s happening now and how people will lose faith in their government if it’s not majority...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The State of Colorado is taking a new approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and it might impact how you get to and from work. A new rule by the Air Quality Control Commission would require hundreds of businesses to limit the number of people who drive to work. (credit: CBS) It’s called the Employee Trip Reduction Plan and it’s aimed at addressing the number one cause of pollution in Colorado — transportation. READ MORE: More Than $2 Million Settlement Reached in Emmalyn Nguyen Case “It’s an ozone alert day today and we have unhealthy air and if we want to do something about it, and I sure as heck want to have cleaner air,  than we need to reduce the amount of pollution coming from our transportation sector,” says Danny Katz, head of CoPIRG, an environmental and consumer advocacy group. The rule would impact every business with more than 100 employees in the nine ozone non-attainment counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and parts of Larimer and Weld. (credit: CBS) The state estimates those...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The state is taking a new approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it might impact how you get to and from work. A new rule by the Air Quality Control Commission would require hundreds of businesses to limit the number of people who drive to work. (credit: CBS) It’s called the Employee Trip Reduction Plan and it’s aimed at addressing the number one cause of pollution in Colorado – transportation. READ MORE: Beaver Tail Fire Burns 463 Acres In Mesa County “It’s an ozone alert day today and we have unhealthy air and if we want to do something about it, and I sure as heck want to have cleaner air,  than we need to reduce the amount of pollution coming from our transportation sector,” says Danny Katz, head of CoPIRG, an environmental and consumer advocacy group. The rule would impact every business with more than 100 employees in the nine ozone non-attainment counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and parts of Larimer and Weld. (credit: CBS) The state estimates those businesses employ about...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland responded Wednesday to serious criticism the DOJ is getting for its involvement in a case against former President Donald Trump. The Trump DOJ tried to intervene in the defamation case E. Jean Carroll filed against the then-president, regarding comments he made after she publicly accused him of rape. The Biden DOJ is continuing those efforts, and has garnered a lot of criticism. Multiple House Democrats co-signed a letter to Garland requesting a briefing to explain the decision. .@TheJusticeDept should not spend taxpayer dollars to defend former President Trump from a defamation case brought by E. Jean Carroll. Their decision to do so is profoundly misguided. pic.twitter.com/CkgrdvktGg — Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) June 9, 2021 Senator Patrick Leahy (D- VY) asked Garland at a Wednesday hearing about criticism the DOJ has gotten for “highly controversial positions” they’ve taken, including on this particular case. Garland responded, “The job of the Justice Department in making decisions of law is not to back any administration, previous or present. Our job is to represent the American people. Our job, in doing...
    A report from U.S. intelligence officials will reveal that they cannot definitively rule out that aliens or foreign governments were behind more than a hundred supposed UFO sightings. The report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which is expected to be released to Congress by June 25, will reportedly include few definitive facts about the more than 120 reported incidents that have occurred over the past two decades. BIDEN BACKS INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR'S INVESTIGATION INTO UFOS They couldn’t rule out that those sightings were aliens or a foreign government, though officials were able to determine that these incidents were not of advanced U.S. government technology. Such a conclusion seemingly rules out the possibility that these individuals, many of whom were Navy pilots, encountered secret U.S. government programs. Much of the report's content is likely to land within a classified annex to protect the sources and methods of U.S. intelligence-gathering efforts. Former President Barack Obama recently weighed in on the matter, admitting that U.S. military pilots and satellites had captured unrecognized objects in U.S. airspace. "What is true, and...
    Joy Behar told her co-hosts Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” that Republicans were “taking over the country so the fascists can rule.” Discussing the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre, Behar said, “Well, what resonated is that finally, a president of the United States is talking about this moment in history. I mean, what happened to Kennedy? What happened to Carter? What happened to Reagan, Bush, even LBJ, who is from Texas? Oklahoma is right next door, if I recall. Why is Joe Biden talking about it now? He’s talking about it now because African-Americans in this country will not put up with the white-washing anymore. They will not put up with it. White supremacy is on the rise yet again. Those people would like to suppress the evidence of the dirty deeds that were done in their name back 100 years ago and are continuing to go on, maybe not to that extent, but in legal issues and all sorts of shenanigans going on. In the voting rights right now.” She continued, “The same people who would keep...
    DEAR MISS MANNERS: I live in a city, and my house is closely surrounded by tall buildings. In the mornings, I often briefly go out to the fenced back garden to perform tasks such as feeding the birds or toting recyclables to the bin. I am often not yet dressed for public presentation, but rather am wearing casual loungewear that I would never wear on the street. Neighbors in upper floors could easily observe me. My assumption has been that my garden is private, and that those peering in should be prepared for the shmatte. Is it your opinion that I may continue my ways without offending? GENTLE READER: The old rule, which Miss Manners probably invented, was called Newspaper on the Porch. It meant that you could dash out in your bathrobe and grab the paper without being seen. Well, you might actually be seen, but observers were required to dismiss the image from their brains. Related Articles Miss Manners: I handed her a gift, and her reaction bewildered me Miss Manners: They think he’s...
    Republican Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie posted a picture Wednesday showing a letter threatening fines for violation of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s mask rule in a trash can. “Just filed @SpeakerPelosi’s letter warning me to follow her mask rule,” the caption reads. Massie and around eight other House Republicans reportedly refused to wear masks on the House floor Tuesday. “I can’t hear you with your mask on,” Massie shouted at an unspecified Democratic Rep. who confronted the group. The warning letter supposedly stemmed from Massie’s Tuesday violation of House Resolution 38. Just filed @SpeakerPelosi’s letter warning me to follow her mask rule. pic.twitter.com/KwKlbAV0Ml — Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) May 19, 2021 “Pursuant to House Resolution 38, you were observed not wearing a mask on the Floor of the House on May 18, 2021. You were then asked by a member of my staff to wear a mask while in the Hall of the House of Representatives, unless recognized to speak by the chair,” the letter signed by House Sergeant-at-Arms Gen. William Walker reads. “This letter is to inform you that...
    The Biden administration announced on Tuesday it will allow undocumented college students, including so-called "Dreamers," to access federal coronavirus relief aid, reversing Trump-era guidance that rendered them ineligible for the assistance allocated by Congress. New rules by the Department of Education allow undocumented immigrant students, including those protected from deportation by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, to request the aid, as long as they have been enrolled at a U.S. college or university since March 13, 2020, when the U.S. declared a national emergency over the coronavirus. Refugees, asylum-seekers and undocumented immigrants who are not enrolled in DACA are also eligible for the grants, the department clarified Tuesday, saying the Trump-era limits blocked aid for the country's "most needy and vulnerable students." The guidance supersedes rules issued by the Trump administration in April and June 2020 that restricted the pandemic assistance to students who were eligible for federal financial aid under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Those Trump-era rules excluded international and undocumented students, who can't access federal college assistance. Under the CARES Act...
    Among the many new twists Sunday evening's Oscars had in store included eliminating the preemptive music the band plays to curtail acceptance speeches running over the allotted time. Questlove, the Oscars' musical director, explained to Variety last week that producers Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins changed the format to eliminate music ushering out speeches during the 93rd annual Academy Awards. 'The one thing I'm a little disappointed that I won't be able to do is my favorite all-time thing, which is the play-off music when the speeches get too long,' the musician, 50, said. 'I'm not allowed to do that.' The latest: Questlove, the Oscars' musical director, said that producers Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins changed the format to eliminate music ushering out speeches during the 93rd annual Academy Awards He said, jokingly, 'They were like, "No, you can't interrupt speeches," so if [eight-year-old Minari actor Alan Kim] won Best Supporting Actor, I would just interrupt his speech. Not really. But one day I'll cross that off the bucket list.' The evening featured a litany of moving...
    Despite campaign promises to restore U.S. asylum, the Biden administration has expelled tens of thousands of migrants, including families with children, through a Trump-era rule that has allowed just 0.3% of those processed under it to seek refuge, according to data obtained by CBS News. Since March 2020, U.S. border officials have used a late 19th-century public health authority to carry out more than 637,000 summary expulsions of migrants along the southern border. Of those processed under this authority, found in Title 42 of the U.S. code, only 1,897 asylum-seekers have been allowed to request protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture. Only 143 of the asylum-seekers screened for protection passed their interviews and were allowed to make a full case for U.S. sanctuary. Protection under the Convention Against Torture is the only humanitarian relief available to those processed under Title 42. Unlike asylum, it does not allow beneficiaries to obtain permanent legal status in the U.S.  In the first two full months of President Biden's tenure, U.S. border officials expelled 177,000 migrants using the Title 42 authority, including...
    More On: abortion Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication Utah dads will be required to pay half of pregnancy costs Biden under pressure to ease abortion restrictions with telemedicine rule Deputy OMB nominee Shalanda Young links abortion to ‘racial justice’ WASHINGTON — Women seeking an abortion pill will not be required to visit a doctor’s office or clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, US health officials said Tuesday in the latest reversal in an ongoing legal battle over the medication. The Food and Drug Administration announced the policy change in a letter to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, one of several medical groups that has sued over the restriction put in place under the Trump administration. The FDA’s acting head, Dr. Janet Woodcock, said an agency review of recent studies “do not appear to show increases in serious safety concerns,” when women take the pill without first visiting a health facility and discussing the drug’s potential risks, including internal bleeding. The change clears the way for women to get a prescription for the pill —...
    LOCKDOWN restrictions have been eased in the UK after Boris Johnson introduced his new roadmap. The Prime Minister spoke in the House of Commons on February 22 to announce the latest rules in the fight against Covid-19. 5Groups of six people can now meet outdoorsCredit: London News Pictures What are the new rules on households mixing? Social gatherings of more than six people indoors and outdoors are banned in England - under the so-called rule of six. They can be from six different households. Support bubbles of more than six people can still gather. In Scotland, it is not allowed to visit someone in their home, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said. Those living alone will be able to form extended households, couples not living together, those who need childcare and tradespeople will be exempt from the measures. In Northern Ireland, no households are allowed to mix indoors and no more than six people from two households can meet outdoors. In Wales, six people are allowed indoors and 30 people outdoors. 5Prime Minister Boris Johnson is continually changing the rulesCredit: Reuters...
    AS pubs, hairdressers and shops finally open across England today - many people will look to the next stage of unlocking next month. April 12 has seen non-essential shops, gyms, indoor swimming pools and shopping centres throw open their doors once again after months shut. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 5Brits have been told they will be able to mix indoors from May 17 while following the rule of sixCredit: Alamy Boris Johnson's four-step plan will now see restrictions change on key dates over the coming months until the lockdown is expected to be completely lifted finally by June 21. Under the first phase on March 8, schools reopened. On March 29, the rule of six was reintroduced, allowing six people or less - or two households - to mix outdoors. Today has seen shops, gyms, hairdressers and other non-essentials open across the nation. And pubs, restaurants, cafes can reopen and serve customers outside. Punters queued up at midnight to get their first pints in, or get their hair snipped. Finally on May 17, Brits will be able to meet...
    (CNN)The financial future of the National Rifle Association is playing out in a contentious battle in a Texas courtroom.The country's largest gun lobbying group is hoping a federal judge will grant it bankruptcy protection, allowing the NRA to reincorporate as a Texas nonprofit.This follows the group's announcement in January that it was leaving New York to exit, "a corrupt political and regulatory environment." A judge is expected to rule in the case next week.In an announcement earlier this year, the NRA said it was "in its strongest financial condition in years," but the restructuring will help to "streamline costs and expenses."Read MoreNew York prosecutors say the Chapter 11 announcement is just a ploy for the organization and its leadership, including CEO Wayne LaPierre, to evade the legal troubles brought on by a recent lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James.Biden pushes House-passed gun reforms in the wake of Colorado mass shooting"The process Mr. LaPierre followed to file these bankruptcy cases is itself a master class in bad faith and dishonest conduct," Assistant New York Attorney General Monica Connell...
    WEDDINGS will take place again from Monday as lockdown eases - but loved-up couples will have to stick to Covid rules. And a new Government rule means that brides and grooms CAN'T kiss at the altar if they haven't been living together beforehand. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 1You WON'T be able to kiss the bride, if you don't already live togetherCredit: Getty - Contributor Earlier this month it was stated that celebrations for up to 15 people would be allowed from April 12 — but only in places of worship, public buildings or outdoor spaces. But alongside other Covid restrictions, newly-wed couples will be banned from kissing before the guests or congregation - unless they have been living together before the wedding. This is because under Covid rules, you must stick to social distancing if you're from different households. Official Government rules state: "During all activities linked to the reception or celebration, all parties, especially people from separate households/bubbles, should adhere to social distancing guidelines; 2 metres or 1 metre with risk mitigation (where...
    BRITS will get their first taste of freedom from Monday as the government ditches its 'stay at home' message. The easing of lockdown restrictions will see the rule of six return and life will start to feel normal once more. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 10Lockdown rules will ease on Monday - and Brits will be able to meet in groups of six outsideCredit: LNP Kids have already gone back to school, with the next phase of Boris Johnson's plan to unlock the UK to begin next week. From March 29, friends and families will be allowed to meet outdoors in groups of up to six. Some team sports will also be permitted, while weddings can go ahead outside. What else can you do from March 29? Outdoor meet-ups On March 29, the rule of six will be re-introduced, allowing six people or fewer - or two households - to mix outdoors. ...
    There have been seven gun massacres in seven days, but congressional Republicans are staying the course of claiming that passing any kind of gun-control legislation “would do nothing to stop these murders.” It’s a message that they’ve paired, for good measure, with the road-tested racist tactic of stirring up white delusions of Black criminality among their base. The message is, essentially, guns don’t kill people, Black people do — so be sure to lock and load. Senator Tom Cotton argued that Black people calling police “bigoted and prejudiced” and “demanding that they be defunded” is what causes mass shootings to happen, because despite being in Congress for nearly a decade, he apparently didn’t hear about all the mass shootings in this country long before the defund movement gained traction last summer. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene chooses violence almost every day by tweeting equivalencies between BLM and terrorism, while Ron Johnson basically claimed guns don’t even count as lethal weapons as long as white people are carrying them (“This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me,” Johnson said about...
    New York : Kumar Mehta has spent years studying what makes people exceptional. Along this path, he has made surprising discoveries about what the women and men who have shone for their excellence have in common and how each of us can achieve the best of their talents. “I’ve found that most of us set big goals for ourselves, but we try to tackle them all at the same time to get immediate results. That makes us end up failing ”, says the researcher in dialogue with BBC Mundo. That is why he has developed the concept of “Micro excellence” to explain that small changes lead to big results. A concept that is directly related to another idea that has become quite popular: the 1% marginal profit rule. This strategy, which has been applied under different names, maintains that If you improve just 1% at a time, you have a better chance of achieving your goal than if you try to achieve larger increases. Kumar Mehta has published two books that revolve around excellence: The Innovation BIo me (“The...
    In addition to the numerous betting opportunities involved with the 67 games of the NCAA Tournament beginning Thursday, you’re probably also entering a bracket contest or two (or several dozen in my case!). Here are some strategies I’ve accumulated over the years: Pick the champion This seems so obvious, but even though everyone loves the first two rounds to see who was smart enough to pick the right upsets and whose brackets got busted before even getting to the weekend, very few bracket contests are won or lost in the opening round. Even if you totally kill it this Friday and Saturday, if you don’t have the overall champion on your bracket, it’s almost a certainty that you’ll be overtaken after the title game if not before. That’s because almost all bracket contests have weighted point systems that increase during the tournament, so no lead is safe. What most bracket contests come down to is who among those picking the champion did better in the early rounds. To a lesser degree, this also extends to the Final Four; even if...
    Until now, the second vice president and leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, has assured in his first interview as a candidate for the presidency of the Community of Madrid in El Intermedio that “now it will be more useful” being president of the autonomous government. However, he does not rule out going second on the charts if they join Más Madrid. “I would agree to go second to Mónica García. Let’s do primaries and if those registered decide, I would be delighted to go in the position that I have.” Iglesias announced this Monday that he will leave the Executive of Pedro Sánchez to deprive Isabel Díaz Ayuso of the Government of the Community of Madrid. Asked by Sandra Sabatés and Greater Wyoming in the program of The sixth On his decision and how he is going to face the May 4 elections, he has justified that he will be more useful being president of the Community and that if they want to stop the “extreme right of Vox, the” transformative left together “has to do it. “It would...
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