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Mar 06 2023
Thousands of fake Twitter accounts are praising former President Donald Trump and criticizing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, an Israeli tech firm said.
The Details: The firm, Cyabra, told the Associated Press (Lean Left bias) that it did not know who created the network of bots, but they were likely created within the U.S. in the last 11 months. TheAssociated Press New York Post (News) National Review (News)
Nov 17 2023
After four months of political turmoil, Spain’s parliament has re-elected Socialist Pedro Sánchez as its prime minister.
The Details: On Thursday, the Socialists secured a four-seat majority coalition that includes separatist parties who have sought independence from Spain. Sánchez was aided in doing so by promising amnesty for hundreds of leaders involved in the failed 2017 CatalonianPolitico BBC News Fox News (Online News)
Mar 09 2023
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police on Thursday identified the suspect who allegedly shot and wounded three officers in Lincoln Heights as a 32-year-old wanted parolee who was found dead hours after the standoff. The gunman was identified as Jonathan Magana. He was on parole at the time of the shooting following a prison sentence for two counts of second-degree robbery, according to theABC 7 Los Angeles
Mar 11 2023
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Republican supermajority House of Delegates swiftly OK’d a proposal to add mental health exemptions to a bill that would ban certain health care for transgender youth during the last day of its 60-day legislative session Saturday. The chamber approved changes made by the state Senate late Friday that would allow some transgender youth to continueThe Seattle Times
Mar 06 2023
An employee of Catholic Charities of Omaha alleges in a lawsuit that she suffered emotional and physical injuries after an active shooting drill was staged at the organization’s headquarters last year. Sandra Lopez said in the lawsuit that administrators did not warn her or other employees about the drill on May 19, 2022. One administrator who knew it was staged told her, “It is a shooting” asKSTP
Dec 07 2017
Senator Al Franken announced his resignation amid multiple allegations of sexual assault, with many of his Democratic colleagues calling for his resignation. He has been widely criticized across the aisle for not apologizing to his accusers during his speech.Wall Street Journal (News) Washington Examiner Vox
Apr 28 2023
North Carolina’s new Republican Supreme Court majority took the latest step in its power grab on Friday, reversing recent precedent that curbed partisan gerrymandering when the court was led by Democrats. The 5-2 decision, with the court’s two Democrats dissenting, said the state court can’t hear such gerrymandering claims, effectively condoning the anti-democratic election map-drawingMSNBC
Apr 28 2023
The North Carolina Supreme Court tossed court-approved maps used in the November election—which resulted in seven congressional seats apiece for Republicans and Democrats. The North Carolina Supreme Court, with a newly constituted Republican majority, on Friday threw out some of the court’s own recent decisions that endorsed a broad view of voting rights, reinstating a voter-identification lawWall Street Journal (News)
Nov 13 2022
Democrats had a stronger Election Night than many analysts anticipated, buoyed in part by Trump-endorsed Republican candidates who performed worse than expected. But in six instances—three gubernatorial races, two House races, and one Senate race—Democrats actually participated in the process of selecting those Republican candidates by spending money in their primary campaigns. This cynicalThe Dispatch
Apr 14 2023
The Montana House of Representatives on Friday approved a total ban on TikTok inside the state, setting up the state’s Republican governor to sign the first-of-its-kind prohibition into law. The legislation, which would also bar app stores from carrying TikTok, the wildly popular viral video app, was approved 54 to 43 in the last of two votes in the State House. The State Senate passed it inNew York Times (News)