Former Vice President Mike Pence received a pacemaker Wednesday. Pence underwent the procedure at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia, according to a statement. He is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity soon, according to the statement. “I am grateful for the swift professionalism and care of the outstanding doctors, nurses and staff at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. ... My family has been truly blessed by the work of these dedicated health care professionals,” Pence said in the statement. In 2016, Pence, then the governor of Indiana, disclosed his m...
On Saturday, The Daily Mail reported that a student at Fairfield Warde High School in Connecticut has been charged with breach of peace and racial harassment, and has been suspended from school for 10 days, following a racist Snapchat aimed at a Black classmate.
"The image, which was taken on campus, shows 16-year-old Jamar Medor sitting at his desk, accompanied by the caption: 'Why is there a n***** in my homeroom? Why is he not in chains?'" reported Andrew Court, noting that the offending student's name has not been released.
In addition, the student who posted the Snapchat is facing a petition with tens of thousands of signatures calling for their expulsion from the school.
"Medor spoke with ABC 7 saying he was left stunned after seeing the social media snap," said the report. "'I just had no words when I saw it. I was so confused,' the teenager stated. Medor told the news network that he has never experienced racism at his high school before, but he is now concerned about further harassment. 'I just don't feel comfortable going to school or walking the halls, so I stayed home today actually,' he said."
Watch the original report below:
Saturday afternoon Donald Trump took time off from whatever he does at his Bedminster Golf Resort to fire off two statements; one calling his 2020 election loss the "CRIME OF THE CENTURY!" and another questioning the "courage" of former Vice President Mike Pence and blaming "weak and pathetic" Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for the ex-president's failure to remain on the Oval Office for a second term.
The first statement was both brief and furious, with the ex-president writing, "As our Country is being destroyed, both inside and out, the Presidential Election of 2020 will go down as THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY!"
Reports of the ex-president still raging and trying to spread blame about his election loss gave his critics reason to wonder if he doesn't have something better to do with his time -- as you can see from the comments below:
@RSBNetwork No one cares about your opinion, blogger.— L. Sue Szabo (@L. Sue Szabo)1621099240.0
@RSBNetwork Shouldn't be be golfing?— use your common sense (@use your common sense)1621098073.0
@RSBNetwork Sounds like a confession.— Aaron M (@Aaron M)1621095727.0
@RSBNetwork @GOPLeader nobody is questioning the legitimacy of the election, huh?— snek (((moderna gang))) (@snek (((moderna gang))))1621097538.0
@RSBNetwork That's better. 🤷♂️ https://t.co/3lrypL49pk— JPM (@JPM)1621098294.0
@RSBNetwork https://t.co/FI4shS3lf9— Nolanonymous (@Nolanonymous)1621097801.0
@RSBNetwork Who cares. Doesn’t fat boy have a game of golf to play. Looks like he is having adrenochrome withdrawals— Crag (@Crag)1621097416.0
@RSBNetwork I thought he said that we wouldn't be hearing from him anymore when Biden won the election.— Matthew Lee Terry (@Matthew Lee Terry)1621097891.0
@RSBNetwork Wait a minute. I tought just the other day that Kevin McCarthy said it was time to move on from this r… https://t.co/dyk9o8YQ5v— pattywatty (@pattywatty)1621097680.0
@RSBNetwork Y’all are seriously deranged.— JD (@JD)1621098446.0
@RSBNetwork What a tragic sad little man he is! The destruction and the criminality is of course entirely at his door.— Maisie’s Mum, half way to fully vaccinated 😃💉 (@Maisie’s Mum, half way to fully vaccinated 😃💉)1621097934.0
@RSBNetwork 81 million people think the former guy needs to shut up and sit down.— Christine Dennis (@Christine Dennis)1621101449.0
@RSBNetwork He's extremely delusional. Time for the old mental institution for the former guy.— Canihaveurpants (@Canihaveurpants)1621097798.0
@RSBNetwork Don’t you have some golf to play today, Fatboy?— Steven Levine (@Steven Levine)1621098897.0
@RSBNetwork Our former president is going insane. Okay, more insane. Get him some help. https://t.co/SGF1gKAOD3— Impeachments* Are Forever (@Impeachments* Are Forever)1621098187.0
@Bubblewife @RSBNetwork He's fucked up on adderall— Diatribal (@Diatribal)1621098057.0
@RSBNetwork Fake news— charles (@charles)1621098544.0
@RSBNetwork https://t.co/l42sjB5M5H— Sam Hill (@Sam Hill)1621097770.0
On Saturday, The Washington Post Fact-Checker analyzed a payment made by a political action committee run by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to Frank Luntz, a longtime Republican pollster who has been highly critical of former President Donald Trump — and found that his public explanation for the payment to be suspect.
"Frank has been a friend of mine for more than 30 years," said McCarthy in an interview on "Fox & Friends" two weeks ago. "I've rented a room from Frank for a couple of months, but don't worry, I'm back to — going back to where I normally am, on my couch in my office. But, yeah, we pay fair market rate."
As fact-checker Glenn Kessler noted, that isn't the whole story.
"At the time of his remarks earlier this month, McCarthy's emphasis on a friendship seemed logical. There appeared to be no business relationship between the two men, except for a poll conducted by Luntz in 2000 for yrock.com, which McCarthy started when he was national chairman of the Young Republicans," wrote Kessler. "But Federal Election Commission filings show that the leadership PAC controlled by McCarthy — Majority Committee PAC, or McPAC — paid one of Luntz's companies, FIL Inc., nearly $40,000 in late 2020, just before McCarthy began renting what he described as a 'room' in the recently renovated apartment."
McCarthy claims these payments were for polling. However, the timing between the payments lines up much more with the office space — and well above the market rate for units in the building, which typically go for $1,675 and $2,300 a month -- according to Zillow -- and have bylaws prohibiting leases of partial space or for shorter than six months.
"Luntz appears to have taken possession of his renovated condo as early as Sept. 21, when a resident posted in a Facebook group: 'I ran into our new neighbor today. And shortly after, he posted the following screenshot, to his Twitter account, from the CB [Clara Barton] conference room, where he was interviewing Bob Woodward!!!'" wrote Kessler. "Four days later, FIL Inc. received its first payment from McPAC. It appears to be the only federal committee to pay one of Luntz's companies in the 2020 cycle. (Luntz also received a $1,400 travel reimbursement from the Congressional Black Caucus.)" FIL Inc. also got a $77,900 loan from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the COVID-19 small business loan program.
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