NEW YORK — New York City's Fire Department has released its first-ever anti-nepotism policy, prompting eye rolls from critics who say “FDNY family” is more than just a feelgood catch phrase. The two-page policy was issued Thursday following a directive from the city’s Department of Investigation, which recently investigated two allegations of nepotism within the FDNY, officials said. In one of the incidents, investigators discovered that a chief fire marshal was supervising his brother, signing off on his timesheets and overtime requests, according to a DOI report obtained by the New York Dail...
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Conservative television host Anna Perez suggested to Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) that Democrats are using soy products to "feminize" and "weaken" the United States military. The congressman appeared to agree.
During a Saturday interview on Real America's Voice, Biggs argued that President Joe Biden's administration has "hatred to America, its people and its military."
"I want to follow up with that," Perez said. "It does seem like, even you look at some of the things that they're doing with the woke stuff. Of course, there's that. And also, the food. We know there's a lot of soy products and vegan food, which I'm sure they're pushing on them."
"I wonder if there's a feminization aspect of our military," she continued, "that they're trying to push so they are weaker."
Perez added: "It's like they want to weaken them. They want to feminize our military if you think about it from a food perspective."
"Yeah, you're right, Anna," he replied. "It is a weakening and it changes the culture."
Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.
Reacting to a report that Donald Trump is giving serious thought to announcing his 2024 presidential run very soon, one former GOP lawmaker suggested the former president has multiple motives -- one of them being undercutting the GOP leadership team of Sen. Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, ex-Rep. Dave Jolly (R-FL) said a Trump announcement is likely coming soon.
After being asked if other possible GOP contenders are lining up, Jolly made his prediction.
"Donald Trump is going to plan an announcement for two reasons," he began. "One, vanity, secondly, strategy."
"The vanity is he cannot let Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell retake Congress and make the story about McCarthy and Mitch McConnell," he explained. "He has to make Republicans resurgent in November about him, so he has to jump in front of the parade -- that's vanity."
"Strategy is because [Florida Gov.] Ron DeSantis is nipping at his heels," he added. "As soon as Ron DeSantis is reelected in Florida, should that happen, all eyes will turn toward whether Ron DeSantis is running. I actually think Ron DeSantis is running. I think he is currently passing Donald Trump, and it's very easy for DeSantis after his November election."
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According to a report from the Washington Post, for the most part, House Republican women have little interest in 0speaking with them about what comes next for women in America now that the Supreme Court has effectively overturned Roe v. Wade.
During an appearance on CNN on Sunday morning, Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) danced around the issue of a ten-year-old rape victim in Ohio who is being denied an abortion and questions like that are beginning to dog female lawmakers as they make plans for Novembers's midterms.
According to the Post's Marianna Sotomayor, the offices of a substantial number of female Republicans didn't even bother to return her calls asking for comment.
With 32 Republican women already seated in the House, Sotomayor wrote, "... if Republicans retake the House in this year’s midterm elections, they will likely need the backing of a key group of lawmakers to enact any new antiabortion legislation: the women in the House Republican conference."
One female lawmaker, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) who has revealed that she was the victim of a sexual assault, was more than willing to address the post-Roe political atmosphere, stating, "I can imagine that in a Republican-controlled Congress you’ll see some guardrails put in, but I don’t think it would be an extremity. I think it would just be guardrails, making sure we have exceptions in there."
One House member admitted that she would rather see the states decide, with Sotomayor writing, "Asked whether she would support a federal ban on abortion, freshman Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-Tex.) said it’s a decision that 'belongs in the states.' Pressed on whether she supports exceptions in the case of rape and incest, she again pointed to state lawmakers’ acting based on what their constituents say is the best course of action."
The Post report adds, "But, of the roughly dozen House Republican women who spoke to The Washington Post about current plans, few wanted to discuss the possible legislative implications of the recent Supreme Court decision. Nineteen offices did not respond to requests for interviews."
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