"When people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is more tyranny. Apologies to Thomas Jefferson!" -- Michael Rivero
"A rocket will never be able to leave Earth's atmosphere." -- New York Times, 1936
While Democrats pulled off (meaning stole) a better than expected night on Nov. 8th, the party will face tremendous headwinds in maintaining their razor-thin Senate majority come 2024. Democrats will be defending 23 of the 34 Senate seats up for grabs next cycle. Of their 23 seats up for election, seven are in states won by former President Donald Trump in either 2016 or 2020.
Opportunities for Democrats to flip Republican-held seats are less encouraging. Sen. Rick Scott of Florida is considered one of Democrats' best pickup opportunities in 2024, along with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's Texas seat. Both senators won by narrow margins in 2018.
While Florida has been swing state territory in the past, Republicans won big in the Sunshine State on Election Day. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decisive victory, flipping historically blue counties like Miami-Dade and Palm Beach, suggests Florida is increasingly Republican ground – not to mention Sen. Marco Rubio's 16-point win over Democrat Val Demings.
Election day tabulator or printer issues affected more Maricopa County, Arizona, voting centers than authorities had previously claimed, according to a memo by an attorney who observed the voting process.
On Nov. 8, the day of the midterm elections, 11 of the roving attorneys tasked with observing election processes in the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) Election Integrity program in Arizona collectively visited nearly 52% of the county’s voting centers, according to a memo sent to party officials and candidates by roving attorney Mark Sonnenklar and obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The memo alleged that 72 of those 115 visited centers, or roughly 60%, saw “material problems with the tabulators not being able to tabulate ballots,” resulting in “substantial voter suppression.” (RELATED: Sunny Hostin Says She Filled Out Her Son’s Absentee Ballot)
The findings of the memo would indicate that tabulation and printer problems at Maricopa County voting centers were more widespread than elections officials had previously claimed. Though the memo does not address whether tabulation and printer problems may have occurred at the Maricopa County voting centers that the attorneys did not visit, a significant number of those locations may have seen similar issues, given the large sample size of voting centers visited by the roving attorneys.
Webmaster addition: If they can print serial numbers on currency, why not on ballots, to make tracking easier?
CBS News is just now breaking news that the rest of us knew two years ago: that the “Hunter Biden laptop” is indeed authentic, and not some product of “Russian disinformation.”
CBS obtained data from the Hunter Biden laptop through a source who said they provided it to the FBI under subpoena. Former Fox News Chief Intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported on what was found during an independent forensic review, who said that there "is no evidence it is fake or tampered with."
Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy molester of underage girls, achieved a great deal of infamy, not only for his predatory sexual practices but for the names of the celebrity guests he had invited to his private island.
Those guests included Prince Andrew, the brother of the current King of England, and former President Bill Clinton.
Of course, the mysterious circumstances of Epstein’s death, officially ruled a suicide, still stirs debate.
Four national medical associations and four doctors are suing the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for “illegally” approving abortion drugs that they claim harm women, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday.
The top “regulatory officer” at fallen crypto exchange FTX once served as an attorney for a company that was embroiled in a notorious online poker cheating scandal more than a decade ago — and was caught on tape allegedly aiding the perpetrators of the fraud, according to reports.
Dan Friedberg — a lawyer who was FTX’s chief regulatory officer in the months leading up to its collapse and who also did a stint as its general counsel — also had served as an attorney for UltimateBet, whose collapse was considered one of the largest online gambling scandals in history at the time.
In the alleged scheme — which reportedly claimed actor Ben Affleck among its victims — employees between 2005 and 2008 were accused of using a software exploit dubbed “God mode” to bilk players out of anywhere between $20 million and upwards of $50 million.
Construction workers employed in road building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia, have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of many dozens of human corpses lying upon a large rudimentary stone structure.
Forensic experts and archaeologists were called on the site, which was revealed to be a Mongolian royal tomb from the 13th century that the scientists believe to be Genghis Khan’s.
The team of scientists affiliated with the University of Beijing has concluded that the numerous skeletons ʙuʀιᴇᴅ on top of the structure were most likely the slaves who built it and who were then мᴀssᴀcʀᴇᴅ to keep the secret of the location.
The ʀᴇмᴀιɴs of twelve horses were also found on the site, certainly sᴀcʀιғιcᴇᴅ to accompany the Great Khan in ᴅᴇᴀтн.
A total of 68 skeletons were found ʙuʀιᴇᴅ together, almost directly over the top of a rather crude stone structure
The content of the tomb was scattered and badly deteriorated, presumably due to the fact that the site was located beneath the river bed for hundreds of years until the course of the Onon river changed in the 18th century. The ʀᴇмᴀιɴs of a tall male and sixteen female skeletons were identified among hundreds of gold and silver artifacts and thousands of coins.
A driver who injured and nearly killed as many as 20 police recruits have been released after his initial arrest.
The suspect, Nicholas Joseph Gutierrez, was released because California law forbids suspects from being held for more than 48 hours without their charges being presented by a prosecutor to a judge.
A LA County Sheriff's Department spokesperson stated that Gutierrez would be rearrested once the probe into the incident is completed. That should occur by Wednesday of this coming week at the latest. The spokesperson continued by saying they have the necessary evidence against the suspect but want to ensure it is correctly presented to a jury. No one can blame them for taking extra caution to ensure they get this one just right.
Authorities say they allegedly found weed in Gutierrez's car and are attempting to determine if the suspect was high when he committed this alleged crime.
Krasner took on an aggressive relaxing of many criminal justice measures that put him squarely in the crosshair of many complaints from Pennsylvania residents. They are upset that Krasner has made it easier for criminals to move about their state freely. They don't want to see extended freedom privileges for known criminals. They want to see criminal reform that truly keeps their neighborhoods safer.
Most participants in the Army’s pilot program to help potential recruits who fall below acceptable academic and fitness standards meet requirements have sufficiently lost weight and increased their test scores, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said at a fireside chat Friday.