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Johnson catches heat for ‘tiebreaker’ vote on FISA warrants

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is facing backlash from members of his party after he opposed an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that failed on the House floor in a tie vote. The amendment, which would have required the government to obtain a warrant to query the data of people caught up in […]

Semitruck slams into Texas DPS facility after driver denied commercial driving license

A stolen 18-wheeler truck crashed into a Texas Department of Public Safety building on Friday after the driver, who has since been arrested, was denied a commercial driving license.  Multiple severe injuries have been reported, and at least six people have been hospitalized. The driver of the truck was initially hospitalized but has been turned […]

Stalled engine: Google turns off search results for Californians looking for local news

With Google in a fight against a piece of California state legislation that aims to pay online publishers, some Californians may hit a wall searching for local news. Google has blocked access for some residents to news outlets in California to protest the bill, named the California Journalism Preservation Act, which will require the company […]

Arizona attorney general floats California as abortion ‘safe haven’

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes has a golden state of mind as she explores options after the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a law outlawing abortion unless a mother faces immediate life-threatening conditions. The decision was handed down earlier this week, enraging abortion activists. It will be “prospectively enforced” by April 23. The Arizona Democrat told […]

First PBS NewsHour anchor Robert MacNeil dies at 93

Robert MacNeil, the first anchor of what’s now known as PBS NewsHour, died Friday at 93. MacNeil died of natural causes, according to his daughter Alison. He was at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at the time of his death. The journalist started with his own PBS show, the Robert MacNeil Report on WNET-TV, in 1975. In 1983, […]

Candace Cameron Bure applauds Drake Bell’s bravery to ‘protect next generation’ of child stars

Actress Candace Cameron Bure commended fellow child star Drake Bell for being “so brave” in telling his story of sexual abuse. Bure appeared on ABC’s The View and shared her reaction to the documentary Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV. She spoke about her experience as a child star, best known for […]

Biden campaign team looks to hire $120,000 DEI director

President Joe Biden’s campaign is hiring a diversity, equity, and inclusion director, even as such initiatives in corporate America and academia increasingly come under fire. The position, posted on Friday, is looking for a candidate who will “focus on creating and executing a comprehensive strategy to attract and support diverse talent” while also working on […]

The Biden administration pressures fact checkers to rewrite reality

President Joe Biden wanted to ban gas stoves but ultimately backed down due to backlash. Now we know his administration tries to rewrite history by pressuring “fact checkers.” According to emails acquired by the watchdog group Functional Government Initiative, the Consumer Product Safety Commission pressured fact-checking site Snopes to change its rating on the claim […]

California lawmakers fight with competing reparations plans

Reparation activists are at odds with California lawmakers, claiming the California Legislative Black Caucus’s slate of 14 proposed legislation measures introduced in January does not go far enough to mend the wrongdoings of slavery for black residents.  The slate of reparation bills comes as the state is dealing with a $70 billion deficit, with several lawmakers […]

Biden touts progress on racial wealth gap — that may come with more property taxes

President Joe Biden plans to tout his progress on closing the “racial wealth gap” Friday in a speech at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network’s 2024 convention. Biden is locked in a dead heat with former President Donald Trump ahead of the 2024 general election in November, and polling indicates that his popularity among […]

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