An Arkansas state senator won't have access to Senate offices and can't participate in legislative meetings after the Senate on Tuesday ruled he made a frivolous ethics complaint against a fellow lawmaker in retaliation for sanctions he received earlier this year. The Senate earlier this month rejected a complaint Clark had filed against Democratic Sen. Stephanie Flowers accusing her of improperly receiving per diem payments for legislative meetings she attended via Zoom. The ethics panel ruled that Clark had filed the complaint as retaliation after the Senate stripped him and another lawmaker of their leadership posts after Clark sought reimbursement for a meeting he didn't attend.
A highly regarded lawyer for Donald Trump has been sidelined less than a month after he was hired to defend against the investigation into government documents kept at Mar-a-Lago, according to CNN. In mid-September, media reports found that former Florida Solicitor General Chris Kise was paid a whopping $3 million advance to represent the former president after the FBI seized 11,000 sensitive files from his Florida home in August. Although Trump representatives haven't explained the reason for the shift, observers are suggesting that Kise may focus on other investigations facing the former president, such as a recent lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general over allegations of a long-running tax-dodging scheme.
A man who helped recruit migrants for flights bound for Martha's Vineyard says he feels betrayed. Dozens of migrants were flown to Martha's Vineyard this month in a move planned by Ron DeSantis. A man who helped recruit migrants to get on flights bound for Martha's Vineyard as part of a stunt by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida earlier this month told CNN he felt deceived and had no idea that the Republican politician was behind the operation.
A 42-year-old convicted bombmaker serving life in prison for a deadly 2007 explosion outside a Las Vegas Strip resort has escaped from a Nevada state prison, officials said Tuesday. Officials realized Porfirio Duarte-Herrera was missing during a morning head count at Southern Desert Correctional Center near Las Vegas, and a state Department of Corrections statement said search teams were looking for him. Duarte-Herrera, from Nicaragua, was convicted in 2010 of killing a hot dog stand vendor using a motion-activated bomb in a coffee cup atop a car parked at the Luxor hotel-casino.
Three offshore lines of the Nord Stream pipeline system supplying Germany with Russian gas suffered “unprecedented” damage on Monday. With a depth of only around 70m, covert entry into the Baltic Sea by nuclear submarine is very difficult if not impossible. Divers can operate at such depths, although the currents may be tricky, and any supporting vessel, be it a submarine or surface vessel, would likely have been spotted, given the density of traffic in the area.
Given that Kiyosaki has previously tweeted that “Crashes are the best times to get rich,” one might think it's time to look for bargains in the beaten-down stock market. But that's not what Kiyosaki is doing right now. Don't miss If you want to be rich, use these 3 Warren Buffett techniques no one ever talks about Billionaire Carl Icahn warns the 'worst is yet to come' — but when an audience member asked him for stock picks, he offered these 2 'cheap and viable' names Boomer's remorse: Here are the top 5 'big money' purchases you'll (probably) really regret in retirement “Anything that can be printed, like a stock certificate, a bond, or a dollar, I don't want it,” he says.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -A federal appeals court set aside a judge's ruling that Donald Trump could be sued for defamation by E. Jean Carroll after denying he raped her, though it stopped short of declaring the former U.S. president immune from the author's lawsuit. In a 2-1 decision on Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan asked an appeals court in Washington to weigh in on whether the laws of that district shielded Trump from liability. But the Manhattan court also accepted Trump's argument that he qualified as a U.S. government "employee" when he allegedly defamed Carroll, a condition underlying his immunity claim.
A man in New Jersey is accused of habitually urinating on his ex-wife's grave, according to media reports. The purported desecration occurred at the Tappan Reformed Church cemetery, a centuries-old burial ground on the border between New Jersey and New York. Michael Murray told News 12 that the saga began when he repeatedly noticed deli bags full of feces placed near the grave of his mother, Linda Torello, and contacted the police.
The declines follow a nearly 15% increase in the standard Part B premium for 2022, which the government implemented to cover expected costs for Aduhelm, a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. Lower-than-projected spending on Aduhelm and other Part B items and services resulted in excess reserves in the Part B account of the program's trust fund, which were then passed along to beneficiaries in the form of this year's decrease, CMS reported. The Part B deductible will also fall in 2023, dropping to $226—$7 less than this year.
A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China, officials said Monday. But it turned out the cruiser wasn't alone as it sailed about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Alaska's Kiska Island, on Sept. Two other Chinese naval ships and four Russian naval vessels, including a destroyer, were spotted in single formation, the patrol boat, known as a cutter called Kimball, discovered.
2023 is poised to bring several important changes to the Social Security program. Here are some of the Social Security changes you can look forward to in 2023. Every year, the Social Security Administration issues a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to help the value of your Social Security checks keep pace with inflation.
MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022, 23:50 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine has said that the actions of the Russian army in Donetsk Oblast are prime examples of the most cynical murders of their own soldiers, and that the mobilisation in the Russian Federation was mainly a way to gain new cannon fodder. Source: President Zelenskyy's video address Quote: "The situation is particularly challenging in Donetsk Oblast. We are doing everything to curb the enemy activity.
Years before people in Jackson were recently left without running water for several days, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves claimed to have helped block money to fund water system repairs in the capital city. The city's latest water troubles are far from its first, and they have stemmed from decaying infrastructure beyond one water treatment plant. As Reeves climbed Mississippi's political ladder, he cited his opposition to financially helping the capital as evidence of his fiscal conservatism.
The frequency of the ambulances starts to increase the further east you drive. A mix of four-wheel-drive military trucks with red crosses and civilian ambulances are whisking away Armenian casualties in a steady trickle through the mountains. On the evening of Sept. 12th into the 13th, Azerbaijan carried out a massive attack across a broad front along the rugged border with their neighbor.
The thought of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fleeing a subpoena server by having his wife, a Republican state senator, whisk him away from the family's home in a truck is a perfect, albeit unwitting, encapsulation of the modern-day Republican Party's approach to law and order: Consequences for thee, but not for me. According to an affidavit filed in federal court Monday, a man attempted to serve Paxton a subpoena to testify at a hearing Tuesday involving a federal lawsuit filed by groups that want to help Texans access abortion services outside the state. Rather than be served, Paxton allegedly went all-hat-and-no-cattle and, emulating the bravery Sen. Ted Cruz showed when he fled to Cancun during a deadly winter storm last year, ran away.
NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos on Monday to change its path and test planetary defenses in the event an asteroid were on a collision course with Earth. Video is courtesy of NASA TV.
A Gadsden County Commissioner appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis abruptly resigned last week after pictures allegedly showing him in a Ku Klux Klan outfit started to circulate, according to Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young. Young said that the pictures were brought to him last Tuesday and multiple people told him the pictures were of Gadsden County Commissioner Jeff Moore. He said when he approached Moore about the pictures, Moore did not deny it was him.
Two years ago, Claira Janover lost a job offer with Deloitte after a TikTok went viral. Janover told Insider that far-right Trump supporters doxxed and harassed her over an "All Lives Matter" analogy. While Janover said she isn't happy about the experience, it's given her new opportunities and perspective.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, author of a blockbuster ruling that revoked nationwide abortion rights, said on Tuesday that his Catholic faith requires him to consider the real-world implications of his decisions on the nation's highest court. Speaking to a sympathetic audience shortly before the court begins its next term, the conservative justice did not discuss the abortion ruling or other landmark decisions on guns and federal power issued earlier this year. Asked how his personal faith affects his work, Alito said that judges can impact people "indirectly but sometimes very powerfully" through their decisions.
An attempted store robbery turned awkward when the “would-be robber” discovered his intended victim also had a gun, according to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office in Florida. It happened Sept. 9 at a store on North Pace Boulevard in Pensacola, and surveillance video shows the suspect was thwarted at every turn, starting when he couldn't find anyone behind the counter. At that point, the suspect is heard trying to come up with a non-threatening reason he brought a shotgun into a convenience store.
A Montana woman is under investigation after she bragged in a series of photos posted to Facebook that she'd shot a Siberian Husky, skinned it, and posed with the poor pup's carcass. The woman, Amber Rose, justified the slaughter by claiming she thought the Siberian Husky was a baby wolf. “So this morning I set out for a solo predator hunt for a fall black bear, however I got the opportunity to take another predator wolf pup 2022,” Rose posted.
On Sunday's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the host called out Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for flying migrants to the affluent Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts without giving authorities prior notice. Oliver believes the stunt may have been inspired by Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson, who recently suggested doing such a thing. If this seems like a stunt made for Fox News, you are absolutely right,” Oliver said.
Republican Denver Riggleman says Reps. Louie Gohmert and Paul Gosar are in their own little worlds. Riggleman says the two House conservatives spew nothing but "unhinged conspiracy theories." Former January 6 committee investigator Denver Riggleman says Republican Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Paul Gosar of Arizona's penchant for "unhinged conspiracy theories" convinced him that the two Trump allies are fully divorced from reality.
A threat from Hurricane Ian to the Sunshine State means millions of residents could be asked by local governments to head to higher ground but with a population of more than 22 million in the state, finding out who will need to seek shelter could be a complicated task. Mandatory and voluntary evacuations have already been issued in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Charlotte, Collier, Hernando, Sarasota, Pasco and Manatee counties, including more than 300,000 people in the Tampa Bay area as Hurricane Ian inches closer to Florida. "We expect to have to evacuate 300,000 people, and that will take some time," Hillsborough County Administrator Bonnie Wise said.
On Monday's Don Lemon Tonight, CNN aired exclusive footage of Roger Stone, longtime Republican operative and confidant to former President Donald Trump, laying out the strategy to invalidate the 2020 election if Trump were to lose. The video was reportedly taken by Stone's assistant on July 9, 2020, one day before Trump commuted Stone's prison sentence for lying to Congress. The clip was provided by Danish filmmaker Christoffer Guldbrandsen, who followed Stone off and on for three years while making the documentary A Storm Foretold.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”