Nearly a year after most schools shut down due to the pandemic, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sees an opening for the Republican Party.School unions on the defensive »
Heidi Cruz, the wife of Texas senator Ted Cruz, is reportedly on the hunt for the neighbour who leaked her text messages about their much criticised trip to Cancun during a snow-storm that left thousands without heat or electricity. “Ritz Carlton Cancun $309 plus tax,” she allegedly wrote in messages passed to The New York Times last week, that demonstrated the family was planning to violate government guidelines and the recommendations of her own husband. In 2000, when the pair met whilst working on George W Bush's presidential campaign before marrying the next year and moving into government positions, Heidi Nelson wasn't necessarily destined to be window dressing to someone else's ambitions.
Louis DeJoy had a defiant message on Wednesday for those craving to see him ousted as U.S. Postmaster General: “Get used to me. The comment came after Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) asked the embattled U.S. Postal Service chief how long he would remain as Postmaster General—“long time,” DeJoy spat back—during a Wednesday hearing in the House Oversight Committee. That exchange was indicative of the entire proceeding, which was frequently chippy, combative, and fueled by Democratic lawmakers' outrage over DeJoy's handling of the USPS at a time of worsening mail delays and difficult questions about the service's long-term viability.
People are playing the sound for their friends and family to see if they're familiar with it. TikTokers are using an audio that mashes up pornography streaming site PornHub's introduction music with "Redbone" by Childish Gambino to supposedly test whether or not their friends and family members are familiar with the PornHub sound. In particular, older siblings are attempting to use the audio to see whether or not their younger siblings are familiar with the sound.
A baby in Washington, DC with COVID-19 was found to have 51,418 times more viral particles than typical patients. Researchers later found the infection was a new variant of COVID-19, seen in at least eight other cases. It's not clear whether this variant is more dangerous to children, and more research is needed.
Neera Tanden, Joe Biden's nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, previously criticised Democratic Senator Joe Manchin's daughter, a slight that might factor into whether or not she is confirmed for the position. Ms Tanden tweeted an image of an article about Mr Manchin's daughter, Heather Bresch, taking aim at a significant increase in her pay while she was CEO of Mylan. In the tweet, Ms Tanden pointed out that the company's board was justifying the pay raise by saying Ms Bresch had "contributed significantly to the company's growth in recent years".
A Honduran man has finally left the church that was providing him sanctuary from deportation. Alex Garcia spent 3.5 years in the Missouri church to avoid removal from the country and his family. For the first time in three-and-a-half years, Alex Garcia stepped outside the Missouri church he's been living in since 2017 as a free man on Wednesday, returning home to his wife and five children.
Southwest Airlines was a standout for most of the pandemic as it was one of the few airlines blocking seats to promote social distancing. Only 67% of seats were sold on its flights, allowing all rows to have at least the middle seat open. That policy was abandoned in December, however, after the airline announced a $1.2 billion third-quarter loss.
Talking expels viral particles that gravity could carry from person to person, a new study found. Masks reduce the risk, but infection is possible if the mask is loose and air escapes through gaps. Most people know by now to wear a mask in public settings to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Kelly Clarkson and Jill Biden discussed love after divorce on "The Kelly Clarkson Show." First lady Jill Biden and three-time Grammy-winning singer Kelly Clarkson have more in common than one might think - both know what it's like to go through divorce. In a new interview on "The Kelly Clarkson Show," the first lady shared some advice with Clarkson about healing from the experience and finding love again.
Tiger woods suffered serious injuries including “open fractures” to his legs in a car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to an update posted on his official Twitter account, but is now “awake, responsive and recovering”. The golfer was involved in a single-car accident and has undergone a “long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle after being brought to the hospital”, his team said in a statement that included a detailed update from Woods' surgeon.
Mike Pence has reportedly kept a close personal relationship with Donald Trump. In a meeting with conservatives, Pence expressed no bad feelings towards Trump over the Jan. 6 riot. Former Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday told several conservative lawmakers that he has kept a tight personal friendship with former President Donald Trump and that he intends to start a political organization that will protect the legacy of the former administration, according to a CNN report.
Less than a week into its Mars mission, the Perseverance rover has already sent back a host of postcard-worthy images. NASA scientists recently stitched together 142 photos from the rover's cameras to create a high-definition, 360-degree panorama of Mars' surface (below). The image, released Wednesday shows all sides of the Jezero Crater, a 28-mile-wide ancient Martian lake bed.
John Mayer recently said he had an emotional reaction to the "Framing Britney Spears" documentary. In response, people online have resurfaced troubling anecdotes from his ex-girlfriends. Jessica Simpson's memoir and Taylor Swift's "Dear John" have been cited as examples of misogyny.
On Tuesday, the former leaders of the Capitol Police and other authorities entrusted with protecting the Capitol building testified about the Jan. 6 attack, telling conflicting stories about what happened that day. One thing that clearly didn't happen was what Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) shared during his chance to question the law enforcement leaders: An account of the day published in the conservative publication The Federalist alleging those who broke into the Capitol were seemingly professional provocateurs and not the "working-class" people seen protesting outside early in the day.
This wild sheep had a much-needed shearing relieving him of over 78 lbs of fleece That's nearly half the weight of an adult kangaroo Baarack Location: Lancefield, Australia Rescuers say he used to have an owner but was found wandering in a forest Baarack is now settling in with other rescued sheep in a farm sanctuary
Warning signs are flashing that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey may involve the casting of several royal personages under one's bus. Courtiers and other royal hangers-on are said to have lived in fear of an Oprah interview ever since Winfrey was seated in pride of place at Meghan and Harry's 2018 wedding, and now many believe their worst nightmares are coming true. News that the couple will open up about the “tension” within the royal family in the “very candid” interview and that they will be “speaking their truth” during the highly anticipated CBS special on March 7.
Richard Michetti has been charged with entering restricted grounds at the US Capitol. The Pennsylvania man was turned in by his ex-girlfriend after he called her a 'moron'. A Pennsylvania man was outed by his ex-girlfriend after trying to stop Congress from recognizing President Joe Biden's election victory, according to court documents.
Now that effective coronavirus vaccines are authorized and being distributed, the crucial question is: Do they stop transmission? In clinical trials, Pfizer and Moderna showed that their shots prevent severe COVID-19, but they didn't test whether their vaccines prevent asymptomatic cases. Without curtailing these symptom-less infections, it's difficult to stop the coronavirus' transmission from person to person.
Tiger Woods was injured and hospitalized following a severe car accident in Los Angeles. Officials are not investigating Woods for a DUI as there was "no evidence of impairment," per the LA County Sheriff. Tiger Woods suffered "multiple leg injuries" following an ugly single-car crash in Los Angeles.
Crystal and Chris Jackson just received word Sunday night that their three sons are not allowed to attend Sacramento's Sacred Heart Parish School anymore, and they said it's all because of Crystal's online presence as a model on the adult, membership-based website OnlyFans.
Gucci has extended its lease in Trump Tower, where it's the biggest commercial tenant, the NYT reported. In 2020, the company extended its lease beyond 2026 and reduced its rent, sources told the publication. Gucci was paying $18.7 million in annual rent for the space in 2012, per an SEC filing.
Claire Elaina Miller, 14, has been charged with homicide after calling authorities on Feb. 22 to admit she stabbed her older sister, 19-year-old Helen Miller, while her parents were asleep, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney's office. According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Daily Beast, the Manheim Township Police Department arrived at the home just after 1 a.m. to find Miller, a ninth-grader at a local private school, standing in front of the house close to “what appeared to be blood on the snow near the driveway.”
Video: The rise of partisanship in the House of Representatives In the heat of Greene's scandals, Insider spoke to Republican and Democratic organizers in her district on how she was elected in the first place, what Greene's constituents think of her public reckoning, and her shot at reelection. A spokesperson for Greene did not respond to Insider's request for comment for this story. Trump country Located in the northwest corner of the state, Georgia's 14th congressional district is an overwhelmingly white and rural area, where most residents have just a high-school education and the median household income is about $10,000 less than the national average, per Census figures.
Marvel Studios' president Kevin Feige said it's possible Jessica Jones and others may enter the MCU. "I think we probably could," Feige said at Disney Plus' Television Critics Association press day. Could Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and other characters enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe down the line?
“How about we skip ‘he won’t win’ cycle and not do 2016 all over again. Trump can absolutely win another presidential election.”
“With independents deserting him, there is simply no path for Trump to get back into the White House — except as a tourist.”
“They might as well cancel the 2024 primaries...because there is no way he can lose.”
“The next Republican presidential primary will be heavily shaped by Trump — whether or not he decides to run again.”
“Donald Trump will not be running for president again. He will, however, continue to tease the possibility of a 2024 run.”