Thought for the day
"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." -- Plato, ancient Greek Philosopher
On Thursday, American Oversight sued the Treasury Department and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) for records related to trips that former White House adviser Jared Kushner and former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took to the Middle East in late 2020 and early 2021.
Among the records at issue are travel itineraries, reimbursement records, and communications that American Oversight sought in public records requests filed in July 2022 following reports that Kushner and Mnuchin secured billions of dollars from members of the Saudi Arabian government in the form of investments in their new private equity funds.
Just before the 2020 election, Kushner launched the Abraham Fund, a U.S. government-sponsored program purportedly intended to raise $3 billion for projects in the Middle East. Mnuchin promoted the fund’s launch on a trip to the United Arab Emirates and Israel. In the final weeks of the Trump administration, both Kushner and Mnuchin met with Saudi officials, ostensibly to discuss the fund.
Recently declassified Israeli Foreign Ministry documents reveal deep Israeli military ties with Burma, now known as Myanmar, and its significant role in the brutal massacre of the Rohingya Muslims.
According to a report published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Thursday, the 25,000 pages of documents detail how the Israeli regime armed and trained the Burmese army, from the 1950s until the beginning of the 1980s.
Since the end of British rule in Myanmar in 1948, different parts of the country have been rocked by relentless civil war.
Sharon Osbourne wants her money back.
The former “The Talk” co-host agreed with Kanye West about Black Lives Matter being a “scam” when TMZ asked her about the rapper’s recent antics, from his White Lives Matter shirt to his social media tirades.
“Well, we gave $900,000 to [Black Lives Matter], and I’d like my money back please,” she told a reporter.
Eleven pro-lifers were indicted by a federal grand jury for blocking access to an abortion clinic in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee in March 2021.
In October 2020 the number of minors crossing into the US unaccompanied was 1,929.
Since the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, Illinois has become an oasis to prevent future women, people of color, LGBTQIA?’s and all of God’s other children from entering this world, but why stop there?
A Texas man was arrested after he entered a newborn baby nursery, started running around, snatched a baby and choked it while saying, “Die!”
NASA's first planetary defense test mission created a comet-like trail from the asteroid Dimorphos stretching thousands of miles into space, according to astronomers.
Last week, NASA intentionally crashed a refrigerator-size spacecraft into a tiny asteroid moonlet named Dimorphos orbiting another larger asteroid, Didymos, to test one possible planetary defense method. The goal was to change the speed of the moonlet, Dimorphos, by just a tiny percentage, maybe an inch or two a second.
Scientists with NASA said the test mission went smashingly because DART (Double Asteroid Redirect Test) hit its target head-on, ending the spacecraft's life. Still, the work continues as astronomers will monitor the binary asteroid system for tiny changes to Dimorphos' orbit around Didymos.
The White House is slamming congressional Republicans, accusing them of working to "defund the police," "defund the FBI" and choosing the "gun lobby over the fight against gun crime" by opposing assault weapons ban legislation backed by President Biden and Democrats.
The White House told Fox News Digital that they are going on offense in an attempt to hold Republicans accountable for obstructing legislation that would ban assault weapons.
The official told Fox News Digital that the American people "know" that the passage of the assault weapons ban legislation is "key to taking on the rise in violent crime," which the official said the Biden administration "inherited from the Trump administration."
ACalifornia man arrested with what authorities described as an “astonishing” amount of child pornography – including over 1,000 DVDs with content showing children being raped – will spend less than a year in jail.
The light sentence was issued by Fresno County Superior Court Judge Leanne Le Mon, a self-identified Democrat and judicial appointee of Governor Gavin Newsom.
On Tuesday, 57-year-old Michael Wayne Martin of Fresno was officially sentenced to 180 days in jail and two years of formal probation, according to court documents.
Amazon.com Inc. is shutting down tests of its home delivery robot, the latest sign that the e-commerce giant is starting to wind down experimental projects amid slowing sales growth.
Work on Scout, an autonomous machine launched about three years ago, has already been halted, according to a person familiar with the situation. Amazon spokesperson Alisa Carroll said the Scout team was being disbanded and would be offered new jobs in the organization. About 400 people were working on the project globally, according to the person, who requested anonymity to discuss a private matter. A skeleton crew will continue to consider the idea of an autonomous robot, but the current iteration isn’t working.
A Swedish agency on Oct. 6 found in its preliminary investigation that leaks from the Russian Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea were likely caused by “serious sabotage.”
The Swedish Security Service confirmed that “detonations” were responsible for the extensive damage last week to the wholly Russian-owned pipelines. Seismologists in Denmark and Sweden also have said that the damage wasn’t of natural origin, saying that blasts most likely were the cause. Evidence taken from the site will be examined.
“During the crime scene investigation … seizures have been made,” the Security Service stated. “As part of the work,” it added in a statement, “the seizures will now be reviewed and analyzed.”
“The continued preliminary investigation must show whether someone can be served with suspicion and later prosecuted,” the agency said, adding the blasts are a “very serious” development.
Now that the initial investigation is completed, a blockade around the pipelines off Sweden will be lifted, Swedish officials also said on Oct. 6.
The governments of Denmark and Sweden previously said they suspected that several hundred pounds of explosives were involved in carrying out a deliberate act of sabotage. The leaks from Nord Stream 1 and 2 discharged huge amounts of methane into the air.
Danish authorities said the two methane leaks they were monitoring in international waters stopped over the weekend. One of the leaks off Sweden also appears to have ended.
DC Deputy Mayor Chris Geldart was charged with assault and battery after getting into a fight in the parking lot of Gold’s Gym in Arlington on Saturday.
On Monday Elon Musk posted a tweet urging a de-escalation in the Russian War on Ukraine.
Tyson Foods is the latest company that is leaving crime-ridden Chicago for greener pastures in another state.
A Uvalde cop who resigned after being slammed by parents for failing to intervene in the massacre was rehired to protect the school.
Crimson Elizondo, 45, has now been fired from her position at the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District after another outcry from parents.
Elizondo, a former officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety, was among the first cops to arrive at the scene of the May 24 shooting.
At a Democrat fundraiser held Thursday night at the New York City home of James Murdoch, Joe Biden warned the United States is on the brink of nuclear “Armageddon” with Russia over Ukraine, according to pool reports. Biden likened the situation to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the U.S. and Russia to a standoff over Russian nuclear missiles placed on Cuban soil.
A powerful cold front will drop temperatures significantly over the next few days.
Forecast lows across the U.S. (Credit: Fox News)
Some areas across the northern Plains, Upper Midwest and Great Lakes could see flurries today along the front.
During Thursday night’s edition of The Five, co-host Jesse Watters revealed what could be next for Hunter Biden —even disclosing that one of his sources said Hunter was offered a plea deal with no prison time; now it’s only going to get worse.
Poland temporarily suspended air quality controls so people can burn coal for heating homes through next April to ease the worst energy crisis in a generation. While Polish households have increased demand for coal and wood to offset the soaring energy costs of natural gas and electricity, some people are burning trash to stay warm.
Bloomberg spoke with one Polish resident by the name of Paulina Mroczkowska, who said she's already noticed people burning trash to heat their homes as a shortage of the NatGas worsens and the cost of living spirals out of control.
"It's so bad this season that you can smell trash burning every day, which is completely new.
"Rarely can you smell a regular fuel. It's scary to think what happens when it really gets cold," Mroczkowska said, a resident of Warsaw, the capital city.
A blogger who shared racist remarks about former President Barack Obama was paid by Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez's campaign for "advertising services" on two separate occasions.
In November 2014, Juan Montoya, who operates the El Rrun Rrun blog, amplified the insensitive comments that were penned by Jerry McHale, another blogger who was revealed in July to have made numerous racist and sexist remarks through his own blog that targeted GOP Rep. Mayra Flores.
In the post shared to Montoya's blog, McHale, who was also paid by the Gonzalez campaign for "advertising services" through his own blog, made racist comments through "one of his alter personalities" known as Dr. G.F. McHale-Scully.
Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau has sent a 'notice of suspicion' in an embezzlement case to a suspect at the central bank, days after Governor Kyrylo Shevchenko suddenly resigned, citing health reasons.
As Bloomberg notes, Shevchenko is not directly named - but the details provided match his CV. Authorities said in a statement that the individual was a senior official involved in an alleged scheme to bilk 206 million hryvnia ($5.6 million) from state-run Ukrgazbank between November 2014 and March 2020.
The New York Times on Thursday reported that Biden’s Justice Department believes Trump has more documents at his residence.
With the holidays just around the corner, Tony Fauci is climbing back atop his high horse to shame Americans into compliance with his vaccine demands.
Federal investigators have reportedly gathered sufficient evidence to charge Hunter Biden with tax crimes and false statement related to a gun purchase, according to the Washington Post.
Joe Biden and his corrupt America-hating gang running the Executive Branch are busy destroying the US economy. Their war on oil and gas is costing the country nearly $100 billion a year.
US President Joe Biden has warned of the risk of nuclear "Armageddon" amid a persisting campaign accusing Moscow of planning to use nukes against Ukraine.
“We have not faced the prospect of Armageddon since Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” Biden proclaimed in remarks on Thursday at a fundraising reception for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in New York.
He accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of threatening to use nuclear, biological and chemical weapons to make up for his nation's "under-performing" army.
“We’ve got a guy I know fairly well,” said the US president of Putin, in extended remarks about the Ukraine conflict. “He’s not joking when he talks about potential use of tactical nuclear weapons or biological or chemical weapons, because his military is, you might say, significantly under-performing."
Webmaster addition: Look for "someone" to set off a small nuke and blame Russia for it!
Another bus of migrants were dropped off near Vice President Kamala Harris' Washington, D.C. residence Thursday morning as Republicans warn of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in response to the southern border crisis.
The relocation of incoming border-crossers, especially to some high profile locations, has become a popular method of protest for border states who feel pleas for assistance are being ignored by the Biden administration.
At the crack of dawn on Thursday, a bus pulled up near Harris' home where more than two dozen migrants disembarked and were greeted by aid and volunteer groups.