Democratic Candidate Blames Deranged Slumber-Party Tirade on Sleep Meds

This post was originally published on this sitePhoto Courtesy of KFOR A Democrat running for Congress in Oklahoma is taking a wild stab at damage control after reports that she got drunk during a Valentine-themed slumber party for tweens, subjected the girls to a string of insults and curses, and vomited in a hamper. Abby […]

Illinois appellate court rejects Democratic governor’s effort to maintain school mask mandate

This post was originally published on this siteAn Illinois appellate court on Thursday dismissed an effort by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker to keep an emergency school mask mandate in effect for the entire state.

Putin’s possible endgames in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this siteAs the US seeks to convince the world that Russia is bluffing about a drawdown of troops near Ukraine, it’s worth considering what’s informing Russia’s decision-making and what the possible endgame scenarios might be. Michael Kimmage, an expert on US-Russia relations, weighs in.

DeSantis faces increased resistance from an unlikely GOP source: report

This post was originally published on this site Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is facing controversy and resistance from a political faction he likely didn’t expect opposition from: Florida’s Senate Republicans. According to Politico, the Republican-led Florida Senate, along with the state’s Republican Senate president Wilton Simpson, recently pushed back against a number of DeSantis’ […]

Trade Restrictions on Oysters Get Shucked

This post was originally published on this site  At his family’s oyster farm on Mont-Saint-Michel Bay in Brittany, France, Stephan Alleaume supervises his workers as they prepare their famous Saint Kerber oysters for shipment around the world. Boxes of the famed Tsarkayas and Speciales are destined for Germany, Singapore, Vietnam, Cameroon, Martinique, and Dubai. Even […]

Arrests, truck towing begin in Ottawa as police clamp down on protests

Police moved in to arrest Canadian protesters in downtown Ottawa Friday morning, with the goal of ending weekslong demonstrations that have transformed into a referendum on the country’s COVID-19 restrictions and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the pandemic, The Associated Press reports.
Hundreds of officers began handcuffing protesters and towing away vehicles as truckers “blared their horns in defiance,” AP writes. Though some on the streets surrendered, other invidiuals “remained defiant as the crackdown on the self-styled Freedom Convoy unfolded.”
The Ottawa Police have thus far reportedly accounted for 15 arrests, and have “created a perimeter with about 100 checkpoints in Ottawa’s downtown core, to keep anyone but residents from entering,” writes The New York Times. Canada’s capital city has become the “last stronghold” in the truckers’ political demonstration, AP notes.
Authorities, who have until now “hesitated to move against many of the protesters,” writes AP, arrested two of the convoy’s main organizers — Tamara Lich and Chris Barber — late Thursday. Also this week, Trudeau declared a national public order emergency, “the first such declaration in half a century,” in a bid to end the chaos, notes the Times.

Minnesota Rep. Jim Hagedorn has died at 59 after a battle with cancer

This post was originally published on this site U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, a conservative Republican from southern Minnesota who followed his father’s footsteps into Congress, has died after a battle with kidney cancer, his wife said. (Image credit: Jim Mone/AP)

Federal Reserve Rolls Out Tough Trading Restrictions After Scandal

This post was originally published on this siteTop Federal Reserve officials will be banned from owning many securities after a trading scandal and a series of prominent resignations.

Will the Remington Arms AR-15 Settlement with Sandy Hook Families Change the Gun Industry?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A legal settlement in Connecticut this week between Remington Arms Company and the families of nine victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre marks the first time a gun manufacturer has been held liable for a mass shooting in the United States. But will this settlement have a profound impact on the gun industry? “I […]

Biden to speak on Russia-Ukraine crisis Friday afternoon

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden will speak at 4:00 p.m. ET Friday to give “an update on our continued efforts to pursue deterrence and diplomacy, and Russia’s buildup of military troops on the border of Ukraine,” according to the White House.