DOVER, N.H. -- Gov. Chris Christie's gradual pivot away from the gun control policies he had advocated as New Jersey governor took its sharpest turn yet Sunday evening on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. The governor and Republican presidential candidate, while fielding questions from a town hall meeting, took sole credit for keeping the Second…
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One of former President Donald Trump's most hyped jobs initiatives has turned out to be a spectacular bust.
CNBC reports that Taiwan-based manufacturing firm Foxconn has "mostly abandoned" its plans to build a plant in Wisconsin that the former president said would create more than 13,000 new jobs.
"Under a deal with the state of Wisconsin announced on Tuesday, Foxconn will reduce its planned investment to $672 million from $10 billion and cut the number of new jobs to 1,454 from 13,000," reports CNBC.
Foxconn's decision to abandon its ambitious plans comes after it received billions of dollars in incentives to open a plant in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin that Trump promised would be the "8th Wonder of the World."
The Foxconn project was consistently shrouded in controversy, however, as many local residents were furious that their homes were seized and demolished via eminent domain for a manufacturing plant that never came to fruition.
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday accused people who want racial equity of acting like "animals."
During an interview on Fox News, Carlson was asked about his recent Washington Post op-ed, which argued that racial equity is "another kind of racism."
"You know, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent a lot of time trying to get people to not look at external characteristics, which they cannot change and which they cannot help," Carson told Fox News host Dana Perino, "and instead to look at the things that you can change and the things that you can help, such as your character, what kind of person are you?"
"Shouldn't we be be paying more attention to that than to external characteristics?" he continued. "You know, that's what animals do. Animals, you know, base a lot of what they do on external characteristics because they don't have the mental capacity to dissect further into what's really important. We do."
Carson added: "It just infuriates me when I see us acting so immaturely and we have so much more capacity."
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In footage posted by American Bridge, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Amanda Chase attacked the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial that saw the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd.
"Friends, today's verdict makes me sick," said Chase. "I am so concerned about our law enforcement quitting, and you should be too."
But police broadly agreed with the verdict. Chauvin's former chief and fellow officers testified against him, and even the president of the nation's largest police union stated the conviction was justified.
After justice was served and Derek Chauvin was rightly found guilty of murdering George Floyd, Amanda Chase said "t… https://t.co/FhvmMktkit— Virginia Democrats (@Virginia Democrats)1618967720.0
Chase, a Republican state senator, has a history of inflammatory behavior. She has blamed rape survivors for not carrying guns, called the movement to take down Confederate monuments an effort to "erase the history of white people," and called for "martial law" after President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. Her fellow lawmakers have forced her to work inside a plexiglass box because she refuses to wear a mask to comply with COVID-19 safety measures.
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