Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder convicted of four counts of felony criminal fraud by a jury earlier this month, probably will not receive her sentence until after Labor Day, according to a new court filing. Federal prosecutors and her defense team have agreed to put off a sentencing hearing until Sept. 12, after the Sept. 5 holiday, the joint motion filed Tuesday said. Sentencing in federal criminal trials usually takes place within a few months. The filing describes the reason for the delay as related to "ongoing proceedings in a related matter." The federal fraud trial of Holmes' co-a...
Fox News host forces Glenn Youngkin to admit critical race theory is not 'being taught' in Virginia schools
Fox News host John Roberts forced Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) to admit that critical race theory is not taught in Virginia elementary schools although he insisted that the philosophy is "present."
During an interview on Fox News Sunday, guest host John Roberts noted that Youngkin had kicked off his time in office by signing executive orders that ban the teaching of critical race theory.
"Critics of your position, including former President Obama say, look, critical race theory is not being taught in schools and that this was merely a trumped-up, phony culture war," Roberts said. "What do you say to that? And what does your executive order actually do in terms of critical race theory?"
"Anyone who thinks that the concepts that underpin critical race theory are not in our schools hasn't been in our schools," Youngkin said, speaking from an elementary school. "The curriculum has moved in a very opaque way that has hidden a lot of this from parents. And so we, in fact, are going to increase transparency so that parents can actually see what's being taught in schools."
"We're not going to teach our children to view everything through a lens of race," he said. "Yes, we will teach all history. The good and the bad. Because we can't know where we're going unless we know where we have come from. But to actually teach our children that one group is advantaged and another is disadvantaged simply because of the color of their skin cuts across everything we know to be true."
Youngkin quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to underscore his point.
But Roberts pushed back.
"Is it your contention that critical race theory is being taught in Virginia public schools?" the Fox News host pressed.
"There's not a course called critical race theory," Youngkin admitted. "All the principles of critical race theory, the fundamental building blocks of actually accusing one group of being oppressors and another of being oppressed, of actually burdening children today for the sins of the past, for teaching our children to judge one another based on the color of their skin. Yes, that does exist in Virginia schools today. And that's why I have signed the executive orders yesterday to make sure that we get it out of our schools."
"Again, that's the contention of critics," Roberts pointed out, "that there are no courses on critical race theory that are being taught in Virginia public schools."
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Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) was put on the spot by host Jake Tapper over Republican opposition to the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and responded by pointing out how Black Americans have been elected to office as a reason it is not needed.
"The Senate's going to take up the Democrats' election reform bills this week," host Tapper began. "A key part one of them is the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which would restore provisions of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that protects against discriminatory state election laws. When the Senate reauthorized that law just a decade ago it passed 98-0. Why don't Republicans, including yourself, support restoring those, the voting rights act now?"
'So the Supreme Court decided, that the conditions in 1965 are different than they are now. Imagine that?" Cassidy shot back. "We've had an African American-elected president of the United States, and an African-American elected to the vice presidency and African-American elected to the Senate in South Carolina. If anyone can't see the circumstances have changed, they're just not believing their lying eyes."
"The reality is that, in Louisiana, we have the highest percentage of African-American officials in the nation," he continued to rant. "We've had a white mayor of a predominantly Black city and a Black mayor of a predominantly white city. There's been incredible progress in our country."
"There's more to do, absolutely," he conceded. "We need safeguards, but to argue we are still the same as we were in 1965 is to deny facts that are clearly before us."
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'Stupid rules!' Fox News host has massive meltdown after unvaxxed tennis star is deported from Australia
Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy attacked Americans who are under 30 years old after Australia banned tennis star, Novak Djokovic, over his refusal to get vaccinated for Covid-19.
"It is a warning," Campos-Duffy said during a Fox News segment. "And I think that the only reason that it hasn't happened here are, one, obviously we have some constitutional protections but just in terms of talking about the mindset. It's people from our generation on up who know what America always was and I think those are the people on the right, sensible people in the middle who are holding ground and fighting back and saying no to these masks."
"But if our country was run by everyone 20 to 30, I think we'd be Australia," she continued. "I think we have completely -- and by the way, if we included kids going all the way down to 15 who are even more normalized to this, um, it's over. And this is what concerns me about the American experiment. We have normalized closing churches, closing businesses, telling people what businesses can open and what businesses can't."
The Fox News host complained that abortion clinics are allowed to operate during the pandemic while some churches are allegedly not allowed to gather.
"You know, tell people to wear masks!" she continued. "Telling them they have to put medicine in their body when their doctor said you already have natural immunity and this is actually going to be bad for you. But you still have to do it! All of this stuff is so nuts. And then the stupid rules that we've put up with as we talked about earlier with the [ Saturday Night Live] skit. You know, wearing a mask in a restaurant when you're going to the bathroom but not when you're eating, in the plane when you're having a snack."
She added: "All this stupidity that we've put up with, that we've known -- it's shocking to me that we've all put up with it but I tell you, it's the young people that are going to ruin us in the years forward. I'm really worried about the fact that we've created a generation of kids who probably think more like Chinese kids than American kids."
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