The Red Cross’ anemic response to Hurricane Harvey left officials in several Texas counties seething, emails obtained by ProPublica show. In some cases, the Red Cross simply failed to show up as it promised it would. In DeWitt, a county of 20,000 where Harvey ripped apart the roof of a hotel, Emergency Management Coordinator Cyndi Smith…
On Thursday, as President Joe Biden was leaving a press event, Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich appeared to ask him why he wasn't preemptively attacking Russia in the standoff over Ukraine.
"Why are you waiting on Putin to make the first move, sir?" she asked.
According to CNN's Natasha Bertrand, Biden muttered "what a stupid question," in response, barely audibly but captured by audio engineers in the room.
Pool report: leaving the auditorium, a reporter shouted the following question at the president: \u201cWhy are you waiting on Putin to make the first move, sir?\u201d\n\nThe president\u2019s response was captured by audio engineers and went as follows: \u201cWhat a stupid question.\u201d via @alexnazaryan— Natasha Bertrand (@Natasha Bertrand) 1642714553
Russia, which already occupied and declared annexation of Crimea in 2014, has moved rapidly toward an invasion further into Ukraine in recent months, reportedly preparing a false-flag operation to justify the move. The aggression has prompted the United States and NATO allies to threaten retaliation, both in the form of economic containment and military support for Ukraine.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) appears very unhappy that actor Tom Hanks cut an ad on behalf of President Joe Biden.
In the ad, Hanks touts progress the Biden administration has made in vaccinating Americans and leading an economic recovery that has created millions of jobs.
“We are strong," Hanks says in the ad. "We are courageous. We are resilient. We are America, land of the brave.”
Greene, however, could not stomach this message of hope and resilience.
"I was absolutely disgusted with Tom Hanks!" she fumed on Steve Bannon's "War Room" podcast on Thursday. "All I could think about was, 'Well this is definitely a Hollywood movie.' I mean, honestly, 'Be brave?!' And all of these statistics he's quoting... everything he was saying is a lie!"
Greene then ranted about "out of control" inflation and she asked Hanks if he'd been to the grocery store lately.
"We have problems all over the country -- kids are wearing masks every single day!" she ranted.
Watch the video below.
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‘I will not stand by silently’: Sotomayor blasts SCOTUS conservatives over their latest attack on abortion rights
“The Court may look the other way, but I cannot.”
Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed outrage at her conservative Supreme Court colleagues Thursday afternoon, after the six right wing jurists went one step further in attacking the constitutional guarantee of abortion.
Voting 6-3 against a women’s health care provider the Court denied a request by Texas Women’s Health, which provides abortion services, to change jurisdictions, which according to Justice Sotomayor the Court should have done.
“The lawsuit is now stalled with the Texas Supreme Court,” Rewire News reports.
Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, a Supreme Court expert calls Sotomayor’s dissent “stunning.”
“This case is a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies,” Sotomayor writes. “I will not stand by silently as a State continues to nullify this constitutional guarantee. I dissent.”
She begins her dissent by explaining the case:
“It has been over four months since Texas Senate Bill 8 (S. B. 8) took effect. The law immediately devastated access to abortion care in Texas through a complicated private-bounty-hunter scheme that violates nearly 50 years of this Court’s precedents.”
“Today, for the fourth time, this Court declines to protect pregnant Texans from egregious violations of their constitutional rights. One month after directing that the petitioners’ suit could proceed in part, the Court countenances yet another violation of its own commands. Instead of stopping a Fifth Circuit panel from indulging Texas’ newest delay tactics, the Court allows the State yet again to extend the deprivation of the federal constitutional rights of its citizens through procedural manipulation. The Court may look the other way, but I cannot.”
In response the Guttmacher Institute, an organization focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, accused the Supreme Court of “once again putting ideology over the rule of law.”