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Georgia man arrested for shooting boy campaigning for Sen. Warnock

[div class"excerpt"]A Georgia man was arrested for allegedly shooting a 15-year-old boy who was at his front door campaigning for Sen. Raphael Warnock in his runoff election with Republican challenger Herschel Walker. "At this point, there is no indication the shooting was politically motivated," Savannah Police said in a statement. Thursday's shooting of the boy, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his leg, came five days before the runoff between the Democratic ...

Kennah

Putin soiled himself after falling down stairs, report claims

Russian President Vladimir Putin fell down the stairs and soiled himself at his official residence, a report claims. According to the anti-Kremlin Telegram channel "General SVR," Putin's mishap took place on Wednesday evening. The report sources the claims to Informants within Putin's security team. "General SVR" also claims to be operated by a former Russian spy. Putin's alleged fall comes as concerns over his overall health have increased. The Russian leader is battling ...

groundloop

Edward Snowden swears allegiance to Russia and receives passport, lawyer says

Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about U.S. surveillance programs, swore an oath of allegiance to Russia and has collected his Russian passport, his lawyer told state media on Friday. “Edward received a Russian passport yesterday and took the oath in accordance with the law,” lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency. “He is, of course, happy, thanking the Russian Federation for the fact that he received citizens ...

BumRushDaShow

Democrats vote to move forward with Biden plan to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

CNN -- The rule-making arm of the Democratic National Committee on Friday voted to approve a proposal to drastically reshape the 2024 presidential nominating calendar and make South Carolina the first state to hold a primary, followed by Nevada and New Hampshire on the same day a few days later, and then Georgia and Michigan before Super Tuesday. President Joe Biden this week asked DNC leaders to adopt this early state lineup, which strips Iowa of its first-in-the-nation status. The proposal b ...

Temeret

Elon Brings One of America's Most Prominent Nazis Back to Twitter

Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin has been reinstated to Twitter under Elon Musk’s new policies for the platform. The founder of the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer had been banned from Twitter since 2013.  Anglin has publicly indicated that the goal of his operation and adherence to white nationalist ideology is to “ethnically cleanse White nations of non-Whites and establish an authoritarian government. Many people also believe that the Jews should be exterminated.” Anglin is a staunch supp ...

Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

U.S. grew 2.9% in third quarter, GDP shows, and there's little sign of recession for now

(MarketWatch) The economy grew at an annual 2.9% pace in the third quarter, updated figures show, and the U.S. is on track to expand again in the waning months of 2022 despite growing worries of recession. Gross domestic product, the official scorecard for the economy, was revised up from a 2.6% rate of growth in the preliminary reading issued last month. GDP had shrunk in the first two quarters of the year. The economy is forecast to expand again in the fourth quarter running from October to December, but estimates vary from as much as 4% to less than 1%. All figures are adjusted for inflation.

Johnny2X2X

Biden Economy adds 263,000 jobs in November, UE at 3.7%

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care, and government.

CousinIT

The Extreme Danger to our Democracy in Moore vs Harper

(Duke Today) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 7 will hear oral arguments in the Moore v. Harper case, which could lead to massive changes in the U.S. elections process by giving more power to state legislatures to oversee federal elections. The proposal could overturn longstanding election practices and laws, warns Asher Hildebrand, a Sanford School associate professor of the practice.

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Elon Brings One of America's Most Prominent Nazis Back to Twitter

2 hrs ago - Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin has been reinstated to Twitter under Elon Musk’s new policies for the platform. The founder of the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer had been banned from Twitter since 2013.  Anglin has publicly indicated that the g ... (Rolling Stone)

Edward Snowden swears allegiance to Russia and receives passport, lawyer says

3 hrs ago - Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about U.S. surveillance programs, swore an oath of allegiance to Russia and has collected his Russian passport, his lawyer told state media on Friday. “Edward receiv ... (Washington Post)

Putin soiled himself after falling down stairs, report claims

3 hrs ago - Russian President Vladimir Putin fell down the stairs and soiled himself at his official residence, a report claims. According to the anti-Kremlin Telegram channel "General SVR," Putin's mishap took place on Wednesday evening. The report ... (KOMO News)

Biden Admin Waives Supreme Court Review in Key Transgender Fight

3 hrs ago - For the last six years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has pushed a controversial “transgender mandate,” which threatens religious doctors and hospitals with multimillion dollar penalties unless they perform gender transitions in vi ... (Real Clear Policy)

Prosecutor: Evidence shows Trump 'explicitly' OK'd tax fraud

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Georgia man arrested for shooting boy campaigning for Sen. Warnock

4 hrs ago - [div class"excerpt"]A Georgia man was arrested for allegedly shooting a 15-year-old boy who was at his front door campaigning for Sen. Raphael Warnock in his runoff election with Republican challenger Herschel Walker. "At this point, ... (CNBC)

Democrats vote to move forward with Biden plan to put South Carolina first on 2024 primary calendar

5 hrs ago - CNN -- The rule-making arm of the Democratic National Committee on Friday voted to approve a proposal to drastically reshape the 2024 presidential nominating calendar and make South Carolina the first state to hold a primary, followed by Nevada and ... (CNN Politics)

Finland PM says Europe is 'not strong enough' and warns against depending on China

6 hrs ago - Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Friday offered a 'brutally honest' assessment of Europe's defence capabilities, stating bluntly that 'we're not strong enough' to stand up to Moscow alone before warning against dependence on China. 'We should m ... (Daily Mail)

Despite ban on lobbyists' campaign money, Lightfoot took $53K from lobbyist's companies

6 hrs ago - More than a decade ago, then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an executive order that prohibited him and future mayors from taking any campaign money from lobbyists. This year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has accepted more than $53,000 in 39 individual campaign c ... (Chicago Sun-Times)

Ukrainian embassies receive 'bloody packages' containing animal eyes - Kyiv

7 hrs ago - December 2, 2022. 1155 AM EST Ukrainian embassies receive 'bloody packages' containing animal eyes - Kyiv Reuters KYIV/MADRID, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Ukraine's embassy in Madrid received a parcel containing animal eyes on Friday, the latest in a seri ... (Reuters)

European Union officials set Russian oil price cap at $60 a barrel

8 hrs ago - The European Union on Friday agreed to cap Russian seaborne oil prices at $60 a barrel, after several days of intense negotiations over an appropriate level. The announcement comes after the G-7 group of advanced economies agreed back in September t ... (CNBC)

U.S. job growth strong in November; wages rise

9 hrs ago - U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and increased wages despite mounting worries of a recession, but that will probably not stop the Federal Reserve from slowing the pace of its interest rate hikes starting this month. The L ... (Reuters)

Biden signs legislation to avert rail shutdown

10 hrs ago - CNN -- President Joe Biden on Friday signed legislation to avert a rail shutdown after congressional lawmakers raced to pass the measure amid concerns over the economic danger posed by a possible strike. The House passed the tentative rail agreemen ... (CNN Politics)

Alex Jones files for bankruptcy following $1.5 billion Sandy Hook verdicts

12 hrs ago - Dec 2 (Reuters) - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy on Friday, after he and the parent of his Infowars website were ordered to pay about $1.5 billion for spreading lies about the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting. Jones filed for Chapt ... (Reuters)

Payrolls and wages blow past expectations, flying in the face of Fed rate hikes

12 hrs ago - Job growth was much better than expected in November despite the Federal Reserve's aggressive efforts to slow the labor market and tackle inflation. Nonfarm payrolls increased 263,000 for the month while the unemployment rate was 3.7%, the Labor Dep ... (CNBC)

Denver gets go-ahead from EPA after progress on lead pipes

13 hrs ago - By MICHAEL PHILLIS The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in the Denver region, saying the local water utility’s approach for reducing lead levels is succeeding and making s ... (AP)

Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for inciting violence

18 hrs ago - Kanye West has been banned from Twitter again and accused of "inciting violence" over offensive tweets - a month after his account was reinstated. The US rapper, who now goes by the name Ye, posted a series of erratic tweets - one of which ... (BBC)

Indoor mask requirement in LA County looms again as COVID cases keep surging

20 hrs ago - LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- COVID-19 infections continue surging in Los Angeles County, with the rising rates of new cases and hospital admissions again pushing the county into the "medium" COVID activity level, the public health director said Thu ... (City News Service)

False, Misleading' Accusations: Federal Judge Sanctions Kari Lake

23 hrs ago - A federal judge granted a Maricopa County, Arizona, motion for sanctions against Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake Thursday, meaning she will have to pay a fine one week after filing a lawsuit accusing county election officials of violatin ... (Forbes)

EPA proposes restrictions to block proposed Alaska mine

Yesterday - By MARK THIESSEN 10 minutes ago ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed restrictions that would block plans for a copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region that is home to the world’s largest ... (AP)

Arizona's Cochise County finally certifies its election results after a court order

Yesterday - [div class"excerpt"]Under a court order, officials in Republican-controlled Cochise County, Ariz., finally certified their local midterm elections results after they missed the state's legal deadline and put more than 47,000 people's votes ... (NPR)

Biden pushes South Carolina as first primary state, elevates Georgia and Michigan

Yesterday - President Biden has asked leaders of the Democratic National Committee to make South Carolina the nation’s first primary state, followed by New Hampshire and Nevada a week later, and subsequent weekly primaries in Georgia and Michigan, according to D ... (Washington Post)

Appeals court halts special master review of documents seized at Mar-aLago in major defeat for Trump

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Ye's deal to buy conservative social media app Parler is called off

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Federal judge orders former top lawyers in Trump's White House to testify in criminal grand jury

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