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President Of African Country Fires Prime Minister, Uses Military To Stop Parliament From Meeting

Tunisian president Kais Saied announced Sunday he was invoking emergency constitutional powers to assume total executive control of the nation following a wave of protests. Saied, a political independent, removed the prime minister, defense minister, and justice minister from their posts and suspended the country’s parliament, he announced in a televised address Sunday. The announcement…

Big Tech’s Anti-Terrorism Task Force Begins Tracking Far-Right Militias As Extremist Groups

The tech industry’s anti-terrorism alliance announced Monday it would begin tracking content from far-right organizations in a shared counter-terrorism database used by major tech companies. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT), a non-profit organization founded by Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, will add manifestos, posts and links from far-right militias flagged by U.N.…

Watch This Australian Swim Coach Cause A Massive Scene While Celebrating

Australian swim coach Dean Boxall had a wild reaction to his swimmer Ariarne Titmus beating American Katie Ledecky in the 400 meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics Monday. Titmus became the first woman to beat Ledecky, a five-time Olympian, in an individual Olympic final, the Washington Post reported. Titmus came from behind in the last…

Biden DOJ Won’t Investigate Cuomo, Whitmer Over Nursing Home Deaths

The Department of Justice (DOJ) declined Friday to open investigations into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and two other governors over decisions to force nursing homes to accept COVID-19 patients. A letter sent Friday from the DOJ to Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise stated that the agency would not be opening investigations into the nursing…

Democrats Introduce Bill Holding Tech Companies Liable For ‘Health Misinformation’

Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday removing liability protections from online platforms that promote content deemed health misinformation. The bill, proposed by Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Ben Ray Lujan on Thursday, seeks to carve out an exception from Section 230 liability shields enjoyed by online platforms, such as Facebook or YouTube, if those platforms boost content…

Mississippi Urges Supreme Court To Overturn Roe v. Wade

Mississippi’s Attorney General Lynn Fitch called on the Supreme Court Thursday to defend the right of states to pass laws protecting “life and women’s health,” urging the court to overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade. The attorney general filed a brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which the court will hear…

Ron Johnson Says He ‘May Not Be The Best Candidate’ For Reelection In 2022

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is not sure he’s the “best candidate” to campaign for reelection in 2022, he told conservative commentator Lisa Boothe on Wednesday. “I want to make sure that this U.S. Senate seat is retained in Republican hands,” he said on The Truth with Lisa Boothe. “You see what the media’s…

Louisiana Republicans Fail To Override Governor’s Veto On Bill Banning Biological Males From Women’s...

The Louisiana House of Representatives failed Wednesday to override the governor’s veto of a bill banning biological males from women’s sports. Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the bill is “a solution in search of a problem that simply does not exist in Louisiana.” South Dakota faced a similar situation in March when South…

Treasury Department Has Distributed Fraction Of Emergency Rent Assistance With Just Days Until Evictions...

The Department of the Treasury has awarded a small fraction of the tens of billions of dollars Congress appropriated for pandemic rental assistance since January. The federal government has expended less than $3 billion of the $46.6 billion in funds given to the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program, the Treasury Department announced on Wednesday. The…

Pentagon Contractor Paid To Tackle ‘Extremism’ Claims Searching For ‘The Truth About’ BLM Implies...

The Pentagon is working with a contractor to reportedly look into web searches such as “George Floyd deserved to die,” “Jews will not replace us” and “the truth about black lives matter” as potential signals of white supremacism, Fox News reported. Pentagon contractor Moonshot CVE (Countering Violent Extremism), which has ties to the Obama Foundation, is…
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