Opposition protesters on Monday battled Ukrainian security forces in unprecedented clashes in the centre of Kiev which left dozens wounded amid mounting anger over new restrictions on protests ordered by President Viktor Yanukovych. In near apocalyptic…
The U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of a Republican challenge to the Affordable Care Act is resulting in further infighting among Texas Republicans.
"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed Thursday to continue fighting Obamacare despite a defeat at the Supreme Court, while also launching a broadside against one of his primary rivals next year, George P. Bush," Just the News reported Thursday. "Paxton suggested Bush is too light on legal experience to lead the attorney general's office, calling him a 'guy that just renewed his law — just got his law license back in October. So this isn't a place for rookies, this is a place for somebody that has some experience, that knows what they're doing. And we don't necessarily want a guy that would be kind of a beginning associate at a law firm, come manage one of the most sophisticated operations as it relates to law in the country.'"
Bush — the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is also the nephew of former President George W. Bush and grandson of former President George H.W. Bush — is challenging Paxton in the 2022 GOP primary and disputed his fellow Republican's interpretation of events.
"Rookie? Please," the Bush family scion posted to Twitter.
"The Attorney General's office is no place for soon to be felons. Blowing this case makes you a loser," he explained.
Controversial Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson returned to the topic of "cancel culture" on Thursday — and quickly undermined his own argument.
"In January, Simon &. Schuster — the gargantuan publishing house — canceled a book by a senator from Missouri, Josh Hawley, because a mob of democratic activists told them to," Carlson claimed.
Carlson did not mention the book was canceled one day after Hawley cheered on the Trump insurrectionists trying to overturn the 2020 election.
"After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley's forthcoming book," the publisher announced on January 7th. "We did not come to this decision lightly. As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints: at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibility as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom."
In Carlson eyes, the corporate decision wasn't about accountability for dangerous extremist, but canceling America.
Carlson announced his viewers will be able to read all about it in his forthcoming book — which will be published by Simon & Schuster.
On Thursday, The Seattle Times reported that a Black candidate for Seattle City Counsel was targeted by a flood of racial slurs in a Zoom campaign event.
"Brianna Thomas was just starting a Zoom session with phone-banking volunteers when someone pasted 50 lines repeating the n-word, in all caps, in the chat, she said," reported Daniel Beckman. "Everyone knows that running for office is hard, 'But this isn't just hard. This is violent,' said Thomas, who is Black."
"Thomas, chief of staff to council President M. Lorena González and a candidate for Position 9, said her campaign manager quickly kicked the person out of the Zoom session," said the report. "The person had apparently registered for the session, which was publicized by the campaign on social media, likely using a pseudonym, Thomas said. The campaign has reported the incident to Zoom. The police have higher-priority work to do, Thomas said."
The report comes amid other racially-motivated incidents of threats and harassment against politicians of color around the country. Michigan state Rep. Cynthia Johnson, for instance, has faced violent threats since questioning Rudy Giuliani during a hearing on the 2020 presidential election, with one person leaving a voicemail telling her, "you should be swinging from a [expletive] rope you Democrat."
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