A spike in hospitalizations is causing the Food and Drug Administration to warn the public against equine-grade ivermectin — an anti-parasite drug. “The FDA has received multiple reports of patients who have required medical support and been hospitalized after self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses,” the FDA said Friday. The NIH has not approved the drug to treat coronavirus for humans, nor is it a an anti-viral remedy. The FDA says large doses of ivermectin can cause “serious harm,” and that symptoms of an overdose include comas, seizures, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also be fa...
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Saturday warned "the next few days will be a time of intensity" as the House of Representatives rushes to pass a slew of bills by the end of September.
In a "dear colleague" letter written to members of the Democratic Caucus, Pelosi argued Democrats to one week to "pass a Continuing Resolution, Build Back Better Act and the BIF" (Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework).
She said "September 30th is a date fraught with meaning."
Pelosi explained both the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and the reconciliation bill were key to delivering President Joe Biden's agenda.
"We must pass the BIF to avoid the expiration of the surface transportation funding on September 30. And we must stay on schedule to pass the reconciliation bill so that we can Build Back Better," she explained. "The Build Back Better Act is a jobs bill for the future: addressing the empowerment of women in the workplace and creating good-paying green jobs by tackling the climate crisis. The jobs initiatives relating to child care, home health care, paid family and medical leave, universal pre-K and more are transformative."
Pelosi announced the Democratic Caucus will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Pro-Trump website host subpoenaed by law enforcement following Jan 6 Capitol attack: hacked documents
Researchers of online extremism were given a treasure trove of information following the hack and release of documents from Epik, a provider of internet services which rose to prominence working for those who had been kicked off other platforms.
"The breach of Epik's internal records has cast a spotlight on a long-hidden corner of the Internet's underworld, and researchers expect it could take months before they can process the full cache — the equivalent of tens of millions of pages. Many are digging for information on who owns and administers extremist domains about which little was previously known," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Extremism researcher Heidi Beirich, co-founder of the nonprofit Global Project Against Hate and Extremism, explained the importance of the lead to the newspaper.
"This is like the mother of all data lodes because Epik was at the center of so many of the extremist websites and organizations that people like me study. Epik was the place of last refuge for a lot of these sites," said Beirich, co-founder of the nonprofit Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. "And as the data is analyzed and looked at more deeply, we're going to see this ecosystem in a way that was simply not possible before."
The leak is also shedding light on the law enforcement response to the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump seeking to overturn the 2020 election, which was won by Joe Biden.
"The data includes internal memos describing apparent subpoenas from law-enforcement agencies for information about Epik-registered websites, including two domains, Thedonald.win and Maga.host, in the weeks after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6," the newspaper reported. "One of the internal notes, which appeared to have been written by an Epik employee, mentions a grand jury subpoena, a request to preserve records for 90 days and a nondisclosure order — a court-approved document that law enforcement can secure to prohibit tech companies from telling customers what information they'd shared as part of an investigation. 'DO NOT tell Registrant,' read the note, which did not include further details of the investigation."
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With Donald Trump holding a rally in Perry, Georgia on Saturday night -- where he is expected to try and boost the candidacies for three of his hand-selected candidates for office in the 2022 midterms -- a member of his inner circle is admitting the search for a candidate to take on Gov. Brian Kemp (R) is not going well.
According to a report from Fox News, Trump is promising an "EPIC" rally and he is expected to promote former football star Herschel Walker for a U.S. Senate seat, Rep Jody Hice (R) to run against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and state Sen. Burt Jones to fill the seat of Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan who has chosen to not run for re-election.
Missing is a Trump endorsement for a Kemp challenger who has yet to be found.
Speaking with Fox News, Corey Lewandowski, a longtime Trump political adviser stated, "We are still actively engaged in finding somebody to run against Brian Kemp in the primary for next year."
That has some Republicans in the state worried who Trump might tab, possibly knocking Kemp out of the general election and costing them the governorship should the popular Stacey Abrams run.
Outgoing Lt. Gov, Duncan expressed exactly those fears and pointed back at the 2020 run-off for two Georgia U.S. Senate seats that ended up in Democratic hands due to Trump's interference.
"We've seen the circus come to town before, most memorably during the runoff with Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. We watched how 99.9% of the festivities were centered around him, talking about how he was wronged in an election, it was a fraudulent deal, and just creates and sows chaos and confusion as to why people should or shouldn't show up to vote," He told Fox News.
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