ATLANTA — Another federal lawsuit is challenging Georgia's new voting law, the third court effort to stop election rules that plaintiffs say will make it harder for all voters to cast their ballots, especially Black voters. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by the African Methodist Episcopal Church and other plaintiffs, is aimed at many parts of the voting law, including absentee ID requirements, drop box restrictions, absentee ballot request deadlines and a ban on volunteers handing out food and water to voters waiting in line. "Simply put, this new law not only seeks to suppress the votes of Black ...
New York pizzeria forces Trump-loving Brazilian president to eat outside after he refused to show proof of vaccination
A New York pizzeria forced Trump-loving Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to eat outside this week after he refused to show proof of being vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
Via The Daily Beast, Brazilian publication Correio Braziliense reported this week that Bolsonaro had to eat his pizza outdoors while he was in New York this week for a United Nations General Assembly.
The embattled Brazilian leader, who has seen his poll numbers collapse due to his handling of the novel coronavirus pandemic, has not been vaccinated against the deadly virus that so far has killed nearly 600,000 Brazilians.
Despite this, Bolsonaro apparently believes that defying New York's pandemic restrictions will help him with his base of voters, as tourism minister Gilson Machado proudly put a photo of a defiant Bolsonaro eating pizza outdoors on his social media accounts.
Additionally, reports Correio Braziliense, Bolsonaro apparently had to sneak into his hotel because it was surrounded by protesters who carried signs denouncing his presidency.
At a time when Americans are struggling with the coronavirus and protecting against the deadly delta variant, the Ohio Medical Board has apparently turned down an opportunity to clamp down on a doctor notorious for spouting anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.
Cincinnati.com reported Monday that the board renewed the license of Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, despite her belief the vaccine leads to magnetism. Osteopathic medicine is a "whole person" approach to medicine that works on preventative care and not treating symptoms.
Tenpenny's website asking for donations argues that "they" are forcing "freedom-loving Americans" to make a choice between a "deadly" vaccine or being tested with a nasal swam she says is looking for "a virus that, by some claims, doesn't even exist."
The State Medical Board of Ohio renewed her license for another two years despite the false claims about the virus and the vaccine.
Tenpenny came under the national spotlight earlier this year when she was invited to testify to the Ohio House Health Committee by a Republican lawmaker. She testified under oath that the COVID-19 vaccine magnetizes those who get it and provides an "interface" with 5G towers.
The report also revealed that a federal judge officially deemed her a "non-expert" in a lawsuit claiming a vaccine injury. She is one of 12 "most prolific disseminators of COVID-19 misinformation on social media," said the findings from the Center for Countering Digital Hate.
The Ohio Medical Board members were all appointed by Republican Govs. Mike DeWine and John Kasich.
See a clip of Dr. Tenpeny below.
Anti-vaxxer tells Ohio lawmakers COVID-19 vaccine can leave people magnetized, interfaced with 5G to www.youtube.com
MAGA rioter's lawyer flails in court after judge gets him to admit his client swung around Capitol cops' riot shield
A lawyer representing alleged MAGA rioter Edward Jacob Lang struggled in court after a judge got him to admit that his client was caught on camera swinging around a riot shield taken from Capitol Police.
As reported by NBC 4 Washington's Scott MacFarlane, Lang's attorney tried to argue on Monday that his client was actually trying to stop the chaos at the Capitol, despite the fact that he has been charged with swinging a bat and a riot shield at Capitol Police officers, and also repeatedly kicking Capitol cops.
"This is about him jumping into a chaotic situation and doing what he can," the attorney argued, according to MacFarlane.
The judge overseeing the case seemed skeptical of this, however.
"Do you contest there is evidence that there's video showing Mr. Lang swinging a riot shield?" the judge asked him.
"I don't contest that," the attorney admitted.
"Do you contest there's... evidence of Mr. Lang kicking an officer on the ground?" the judge then asked.
"We're still looking into that," the attorney replied.
According to MacFarlane, the lawyer then pivoted to arguing that the situation would have been worse if someone other than Lang were swinging around riot shields and bats. The lawyer also said that Lang "picked up a police officer from the ground and that others in crowd were not happy about it."
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