A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Burlington County man to 14 days behind bars for his actions at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Marcos Panayiotou, 30, of North Hanover Township, who was an active duty U.S. Marine until 2020, will serve the 14 days intermittently, a sentence that is usually served on weekends or other non-consecutive times, records show. Details of the timeframe were not immediately available. The judge also sentenced Panayiotou to 36 months of probation. He pleaded guilty in August to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a U.S. Capitol building. Federal authorities...
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A conservative candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court is seeking permits to open a gun range that also serves alcohol to patrons, reported Jezebel on Thursday.
"According to local news reports, Waukesha County Judge Jennifer Dorow, a conservative candidate, and her husband Brian, are developing an indoor gun range that would not only host weddings and other events, but would also serve alcohol," reported Susan Rinkunas. "The couple requested a Class B liquor license to sell beer and wine to members and guests in the 'clubhouse.' The range would also sell firearms and accessories on-site."
Per the report, they are assuring government officials they won't actually allow people to use the range after drinking.
"The Dorows said in city documents that they devised an 'alcohol safety policy' consisting of hand stamps to prevent members from entering the shooting range after drinking and a breathalyzer to be used on 'suspicious individuals.'"
"The couple purchased the former Hartland Sportsman’s Club and renamed it Delafield Oaks Range," said the report. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, that club had its permit revoked in 2010 after a bullet "grazed a pregnant woman who was dining on the outdoor patio at the Delafield Brewhaus about a quarter-mile away," and entered into a decade-long legal battle over the city to get its permit restored.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court race is one of the most intensely watched major elections that will take place following last year's midterms. Justice races in the state are officially nonpartisan, but in practice both Democrats and Republicans endorse a candidate based on liberal or conservative judicial philosophy.
The court currently has a 4-3 conservative makeup, but arch-conservative longtime Chief Justice Patience Roggensack is retiring from the seat up for election, meaning this race would decide the court's balance and affect cases on a range of issues from redistricting to abortion rights. Family court Judge Janet Protasiewicz is running as a liberal candidate for the Court, while another conservative, former Justice Dan Kelly, is also running to reclaim a seat on the bench.
Fox News' Geraldo Rivera got into a heated debate on Thursday with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) over his repeated efforts to block Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from becoming Speaker of the House.
"What in the world were you and your 19 colleagues doing torturing the Speaker, your Speaker?" Rivera demanded to know. "What did you hope to attain?"
Gaetz responded by saying that he and other Republicans wanted certain concessions, such as the elimination of large all-or-nothing omnibus bills to fund the federal government so that they would be able to consider budgetary items separately.
Of course, McCarthy had already made that and other concessions to hardline House Republicans ahead of the House Speaker election earlier this month, and they still made him sit through 15 votes before he finally got enough to put him over the top.
Rivera, however, accused Gaetz of only pretending to be a "thoughtful legislator" during his Fox News appearance, and he noted that Gaetz usually acts "flamboyant" in an attempt to get "publicity."
"I make a substantive argument about changes to the process and you call me flamboyant?" Gaetz thundered back.
Republicans in the House of Representatives swear they do not want to touch Social Security and Medicare in their budget cut demands -- so instead they're going after what they called "wokeness" in the federal government.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) previewed his caucus's demands in the upcoming standoff over raising the debt ceiling by outlining how they aim to dismantle anything they deem to be "woke" in the federal budget.
“We need to cut wokeness out,” Norman explained. “Our office is going to be looking at the dollars that go into wokeness — whether it’s in the military, whether it’s in discretionary money.”
While it might seem like cutting "wokeness" out of the government would be a relatively small task, Republicans are claiming that a full 50 percent of the budget for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is dedicated to such initiatives.
And that's just one of many agencies set to get the ax from Republicans, writes Rolling Stone.
"Among the proposed cuts: gutting the National Institute of Health’s 'offices that are infused with critical race theory and gender theory,' purging programs the Department of Housing and Urban Development that promote 'health equity' or 'social justice,' and defunding a quarter of the Department of Education’s budget to scrub the 'equity' embedded 'throughout the entirety of its operations,'" the report states.