Firefighters in Newark are angry over the requirement to get the COVID-19 vaccine after an appeals court upheld a mandate for city employees.
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Colorado Springs Fire Department shared footage of their arrival on the scene of the Goodwill Fire this morning.
- National Review
The Democratic nominee to be the next governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has accumulated a peculiar collection. For the last several months, McAuliffe has been a fixture of the Washington Post‘s fact check section, stacking pinocchios — the more pinocchios, the more deceptive the claim — like he has runs for governor. Glenn Kessler, awarding McAuliffe the maximum of four pinocchios, writes that “in speaking about the threat of the coronavirus to the state, McAuliffe frequently touts numbers — often wrong numbers about the impact on children.”
Montana's attorney general went rogue and sent a state trooper into a hospital after doctors refused to give a COVID-19 patient ivermectin, official says
The county attorney disagreed with the decision to send a trooper, telling Insider, "I saw no crime that needed investigating."
- Washington Examiner
Seemingly unconcerned with social etiquette during a pandemic, President Joe Biden appeared to cough or clear his throat, with his hand raised to his mouth, before shaking hands with audience members following a New Jersey speaking event Monday.
‘This is screwed up’: The proposed IRS bank-account reporting rule is revised, but Manchin still doesn’t like it
The Biden administration has already scaled back its controversial idea to have banks tell the Internal Revenue Service about the cash-flow information of certain customer accounts in its bid to make sure rich people are paying their full tax bill.
- WGAL - Lancaster/Harrisburg
Two gun bills in the Pennsylvania Senate are stirring up opposition from Gov. Tom Wolf and gun control advocates.
Federal workers and government contractors, which includes major U.S. commercial airlines, must be vaccinated by Dec. 8.
- Associated Press
The Senate confirmed two prominent anti-Trump Republicans to serve in the Biden administration on Tuesday with former Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona approved to serve as the ambassador to Turkey and Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCain, approved to serve as the ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. The Senate also voted to confirm former Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico to serve as ambassador to New Zealand and Victoria Reggie Kennedy of Massachusetts, the widow of former Sen. Ted Kennedy, to serve as ambassador to Austria. The nominations were approved through voice vote, a process taking only minutes that can be used so long as no senators object.
- Miami Herald
Opa-locka, a troubled town with a troubled police department, has lost yet another chief.
- Kansas City Star
In July, a Johnson County judge ruled massive revisions to the state’s emergency management laws unconstitutional.
WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland must pay 1 million euros ($1.16 million) a day for maintaining a disciplinary chamber for judges, the European Union's top court said on Wednesday, in the latest episode of a clash over the rule of law with implications for Warsaw's future ties with the bloc. The long-running conflict over Poland's judicial reforms that the bloc says undermine the independence of the courts deepened this year, raising questions over the future place of the EU's largest eastern member in the union. "In the ruling issued today, the Vice-President of the Tribunal obliged Poland to pay...a penalty payment of EUR 1 million per day, counting from the date on which this ruling was delivered to Poland," the statement from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) read.
- The Daily Beast
Go Nakamura/GettyA group of Democratic House members is demanding answers from the Small Business Administration following a The Daily Beast report that top anti-vaccine groups received more than $1 million in free cash through an initiative intended to help struggling entrepreneurs survive the pandemic.The Daily Beast received a missive that Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) sent SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman on Monday, questioning whether the half-dozen disinformation superspreaders—including supple
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Democratic and Republican U.S. lawmakers urged President Joe Biden's administration not to sell F-16 fighter jets to Turkey and said they were confident Congress would block any such exports. In a letter to Biden and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, 11 members of the House of Representatives cited "a profound sense of concern" about recent reports that Turkey may purchase 40 new Lockheed Martin F-16s and 80 F-16 modernization kits.
- Washington Examiner
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed on Sunday that "almost 10" people died from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, an inflated estimate that apparently includes those not killed directly during the mayhem.
- Washington Examiner
A controversial proposal to have banks report account information to the IRS is likely dead, Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday.
Guinea's military leader Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has appointed a prominent campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM) as foreign minister, in his latest change since taking power last month.
Both allies and enemies say her time in the Arizona state Legislature showcased a commitment to personal ambition over party loyalty.
- Washington Examiner
AUSTIN, Texas — Whether the Biden administration will be able to follow through on the Supreme Court’s order to restart a Trump administration program that made asylum-seekers temporarily live in Mexico will come down to whether Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador allows it.
- WBAL - Baltimore Videos
Gov. Larry Hogan held a news conference Monday afternoon to clarify who's eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot in Maryland. The state has administered more than 8.3 million COVID-19 vaccines, including: 98% of Marylanders 65 and older, 85.9% of Marylanders 18 and older and 84.9% of all eligible Marylanders 12 and older. The governor announced Maryland has administered 280,000 booster shots. With the latest approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, almost 1.4 million Marylanders are now eligible to receive a booster shot.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Tuesday the United States is considering adding four countries to its visa waiver program that allows citizens to come to America without a visa for a stay of up to 90 days. "We have four candidates in the pipeline: Israel, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania," Mayorkas said on Tuesday at a travel industry event. In September, the United States added Croatia to the visa waiver program.