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Two Holland America cruise ship workers are killed in unexplained incident in engineering area of Nieuw Amsterdam while it was docked in Bahamas

Daily Mail - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:13
Two crew members on a Holland America cruise ship died during an 'incident' in the ship's engineering space, the cruise line said.

Travis Kelce is BACK in the United States after Taylor Swift Bahamas vacation as he poses for a picture with a young fan in Cleveland

Daily Mail - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:09
Travis Kelce appears to have returned from the Bahamas, where he was on vacation with girlfriend Taylor Swift, and is back in his home city of Cleveland.

What it's really like to live in America's POOREST and 'most depressed' regions in West Virginia - which are riddled with drug addiction, homelessness, incest and BESTIALITY

Daily Mail - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:00
Tyler Oliveira, 24, from California, visited a few of the most impoverished areas of West Virginia - the state that's ranked number one in depression rate, two in poverty, and four in drug addiction.

Wyoming Governor Signs Ban on Sex Changes for Minors

GatewayPundit - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:00

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed a bill on Friday that bans doctors from performing “gender transition” and sex change procedures on minors.

Under Senate File 99, any healthcare professional who provides a minor with puberty blockers, hormone therapy, or sex change surgeries will be subject to having their licenses suspended or revoked.

While he signed the bill, the governor did not seem enthusiastic about doing so.

“I signed SF99 because I support the protections this bill includes for children, however it is my belief that the government is straying into the personal affairs of families,” Governor Gordon said in a statement about the legislation.

Gordon continued, “Our legislature needs to sort out its intentions with regard to parental rights. While it inserts governmental prerogative in some places, it affirms parental rights in others.”

Of course, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming opposes the ban.

“By signing this bill into law, Gov. Gordon has put the government in charge of making vital decisions traditionally reserved for parents in Wyoming,” ACLU of Wyoming Executive Director Libby Skarin said in the announcement. “This ban won’t stop Wyomingites from being trans, but it will deny them critical support that helps struggling transgender youth grow up to become thriving transgender adults.”

The law will go into effect on July 1.

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Trump stares down first derailment of his campaign-to-courthouse strategy (CNN)

Memeorandum - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 18:00

CNN:
Trump stares down first derailment of his campaign-to-courthouse strategy  —  For days, Donald Trump's fury over the requirement to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in bond money by Monday has been bubbling behind the scenes and through a steady stream of social media posts.

Inside the Race: Reproduction rights in focus

Newsy - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:52

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On this edition of “Inside the Race Weekend,” Politico National Political Reporter Natalie Allison and Politico Health Care Reporter Alice Ollstein join Scripps News Legal Affairs Correspondent Ava-Joye Burnett and "The Warning" Founder Steve Schmidt, and host, Joe St. George to discuss political debates over reproductive rights. 

Allison highlighted former President Donald Trump's shift in his campaign from leaving states to decide abortion rights to potentially supporting a 15-week ban at the federal level. 

Ollstein discussed how suburban women play a crucial role in the presidential election, particularly when it comes to abortion issues. 

Burnett explained the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to review a lower court decision that would make mifepristone, a commonly used abortion pill, less accessible. 

Schmidt said he believes the president who understood the issue of abortion best and came closest to the American sensibility on it was former President Bill Clinton. He believed abortions should be safe, legal and rare.

SEE MORE: Inside the Race: Will a ban on TikTok have an impact on the election?

Disgraced ex-Rep. Santos to run as independent after 'embarrassing' GOP vote

UPI - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:51
Former Republican Congressman George Santos says he will now attempt to run for office as an independent after what he called an "embarrassing showing" by the House GOP during a vote to avert a government shutdown.

Mother Arrested Over Allegations She Overheard Her Four-Year-Old Son Shoot Himself

GatewayPundit - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:40
Arieana Scott, 22,/Baton Rouge Police Dept

When thug life meets consequences

The mother of a four-year-old Louisiana boy has been arrested over allegations she overheard him shooting himself and did not check on him.

In her Baton Rouge home, Arieana Scott, 22, allegedly had a firearm that her son was able to access in her closet.

According to police, the boy shot himself with the illegal firearm with modified features on the morning of March 20 around 9:30 am.

The Daily Mail reports,

Initially, officers said that the mother claimed to have heard the firearm go off from her bedroom and then found the boy with a gunshot wound.

However, an affidavit for her arrest released Thursday says that she went to sleep for a short time before waking back up to find the boy in a pool of blood.

Scott said that she called for the boy and after not hearing anything back from him, fell back asleep.

It was revealed that Scott tried to claim she didn’t know where the gun came from due to a felony criminal record, according to WBRZ.

She then copped to having the unsecured handgun in her bedroom closet, though she does not know how the four-year-old got to it, police said.

When police arrived and located the gun, they obtained a warrant to search Scott’s home.

They found a loaded .40 caliber Glock handgun equipped with a ‘switch’ that could convert the gun into an automatic weapon and a shell casing was found in the boy’s bedroom.

According to police, Scott was charged with improper supervision of a minor by a parent, possession of a firearm by someone convicted of certain felonies, and possession of a machine gun by a felon.

The bond amount has been set at $65,000, and Child Services has been notified.

As a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Scott’s son was admitted to the local hospital and is in critical condition.

WATCH:

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Biden signs $1.2 trillion spending package to keep government open (Brett Samuels/The Hill)

Memeorandum - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:40

Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Biden signs $1.2 trillion spending package to keep government open  —  President Biden on Saturday signed a $1.2 trillion government funding bill to stave off a government shutdown, capping a frenetic sprint by lawmakers to pass the final batch of appropriations measures.

March Madness: Iowa State freshman Audi Crooks emotionally reveals she prays for her father before every game following his death in 2021 when she was just 16 after scoring record 40 points in first-round win

Daily Mail - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:34
Following Iowa State's comeback victory, Crooks emotionally told the media that her late father, Jimmie, had 'the best seat in the house' to watch her impressive record performance.

Biden signs $1.2 trillion funding package after narrow shutdown threat

Newsy - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:33

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President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a $1.2 trillion package of spending bills after Congress had passed the long overdue legislation just hours earlier, ending the threat of a partial government shutdown.

"This agreement represents a compromise, which means neither side got everything it wanted," Biden said in a statement. "But it rejects extreme cuts from House Republicans and expands access to child care, invests in cancer research, funds mental health and substance use care, advances American leadership abroad, and provides resources to secure the border. ... That's good news for the American people."

It took lawmakers six months into the current budget year to get near the finish line on government funding, the process slowed by conservatives who pushed for more policy mandates and steeper spending cuts than a Democratic-led Senate or White House would consider. The impasse required several short-term spending bills to keep agencies funded.

The White House said Biden signed the legislation at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was spending the weekend. It had cleared the Senate by a 74-24 vote shortly after funding had expired for the agencies at midnight.

But the White House had sent out a notice shortly after the deadline announcing that the Office of Management and Budget had ceased shutdown preparations because there was a high degree of confidence that Congress would pass the legislation and the Democratic president would sign it Saturday.

The first package of full-year spending bills, which funded the departments of Veterans Affairs, Agriculture and the Interior, among others, cleared Congress two weeks ago with just hours to spare before funding expired for those agencies. The second covered the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State, as well as other aspects of general government.

When combining the two packages, discretionary spending for the budget year will come to about $1.66 trillion. That does not include programs such as Social Security and Medicare, or financing the country's rising debt.

On Ukraine aid, which Biden and his administration have argued was critical and necessary to help stop Russia's invasion, the package provided $300 million under the defense spending umbrella. That funding is separate from a large assistance package for Ukraine and Israel that is bogged down on Capitol Hill.

Biden, in his statement, again pressed Congress to pass additional aid.

"The House must pass the bipartisan national security supplemental to advance our national security interests. And Congress must pass the bipartisan border security agreement — the toughest and fairest reforms in decades — to ensure we have the policies and funding needed to secure the border. It's time to get this done."

SEE MORE: Senate passes $1.2 trillion funding package, ending shutdown threat

A bipartisan border package collapsed last month when Republican senators scuttled months of negotiations with Democrats on legislation intended to cut back record numbers of illegal border crossings.

To win over support from Republicans, House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., pointed to some of the spending increases secured for about 8,000 more detention beds for migrants awaiting their immigration proceedings or removal from the country. That's about a 24% increase from current levels. Also, GOP leadership highlighted more money to hire about 2,000 Border Patrol agents.

Democrats are boasting of a $1 billion increase for Head Start programs and new childcare centers for military families. They also played up a $120 million increase in funding for cancer research and a $100 million increase for Alzheimer's research.

The spending package largely tracks with an agreement that then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California worked out with the White House in May 2023, which restricted spending for two years and suspended the debt ceiling into January 2025 so the federal government could continue paying its bills.

Prospects for a short-term government shutdown had appeared to grow Friday evening after Republicans and Democrats battled over proposed amendments to the bill. But shortly before midnight, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced a breakthrough.

"It is good for the country that we have reached this bipartisan deal. It wasn't easy, but tonight our persistence has been worth it," Schumer said.

The House passed the legislation Friday morning by a vote of 286-134, narrowly gaining the two-thirds majority needed for approval.

The vote tally in the House reflected anger among Republicans over the content of the package and the speed with which it was brought to a vote. Johnson brought the measure to the floor even though a majority of Republicans ended up voting against it. He said afterward that the bill "represents the best achievable outcome in a divided government."

In a sign of the conservative frustration, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., initiated an effort to oust Johnson as the House began the vote but held off on further action until the House returns in two weeks. It's the same tool that was used last year to remove McCarthy.

The vote breakdown showed 101 Republicans voting for the bill and 112 voting against it. Meanwhile, 185 Democrats voted for the bill and 22 against.

Watch live: Kamala Harris to call for new gun safety measures in visit to Parkland, Fla.

UPI - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:30
The White House says Vice President Kamala Harris will announce two proposals to prevent gun violence and school shootings during a Saturday visit to Parkland, Fla., the scene of a 2018 mass shooting.

Ultra-exclusive Maine restaurant can only be booked by sending a POSTCARD: The Lost Kitchen then picks hopeful diners requests for $265-a-head dinner at random for its May-to-October season

Daily Mail - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:27
An ultra-exclusive restaurant in Maine has paved the way for reservations again but it can only be booked by sending a postcard.

Trump refers to AG Letitia James as having an "ugly mouth" and "low IQ" in Truth Social rant (Kelly McClure/Salon)

Memeorandum - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:25

Kelly McClure / Salon:
Trump refers to AG Letitia James as having an “ugly mouth” and “low IQ” in Truth Social rant  —  With the deadline for his civil business-fraud judgment looming, Trump is rich with low blows  —  On Monday, Donald Trump will be called upon to pay the $454 million judgment in his New York fraud case …

In a chilling echo of Nazi Germany, how the British State rounded up and incarcerated 50,000 vulnerable young 'undesirables' in a drive for the 'perfect race'

Daily Mail - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:25
David Barron was barely into his teens when he arrived at the Mid-Yorkshire Institution for the Mentally Defective in the late 1930s. He had been taken there by local council officials.

Emerald Robinson on What Mike Gallagher and the Uniparty Are Plotting to Deny Trump His Presidency

GatewayPundit - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:20

RINO Representative Mike Gallagher (WI) will exit the House as early as next month.

Gallagher, who is currently serving as the chairman of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, last month announced that he will not seek reelection.

Instead of serving out the rest of his term, Gallagher will retire early leaving the GOP with a one-vote majority!

But it’s worse than that.

Gallagher announced he will leave in mid-April. If Gallagher would have left before April 9th he would have triggered a special election in his district. Because he is leaving after April 9th but still in April, there will be no special election so the seat will remain empty.

This ensures that Republicans will lose another seat in Congress.

This is how the Uniparty works.

They do everything they can to screw their voters.

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— @amuse (@amuse) March 23, 2024

Dirty Ken Buck already said more Republicans will follow him out of Congress before the year ends.

This will give Democrats the majority just as the 2024 election unfolds.

Emerald Robinson sees why this is all happening.

Emerald Robinson: The early retirements of Ken Buck and Mike Gallagher are part of a scheme by the uniparty cabal to stop Trump from winning the 2024 election. How? They want to flip the House blue in time to nullify the electoral vote via the 14th Amendment.

The Uniparty never sleeps..

The early retirements of Ken Buck and Mike Gallagher are part of a scheme by the uniparty cabal to stop Trump from winning the 2024 election.

How? They want to flip the House blue in time to nullify the electoral vote via the 14th Amendment.

— Emerald Robinson ✝ (@EmeraldRobinson) March 23, 2024

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Justice Department Launches the National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center (US Department of Justice)

Memeorandum - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:10

US Department of Justice:
Justice Department Launches the National Extreme Risk Protection Order Resource Center  —  For Immediate Release  —  The Justice Department launched the National Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Resource Center (the Center) which will provide training and technical assistance …

‘Transgender’ Biological Man Sentenced for Murder of 12-Year-Old Girl in Pennsylvania

GatewayPundit - Sat, 03/23/2024 - 17:00

A transgender biological man has been sentenced to 15 to 40 years in state prison for the murder of a 12-year-old girl in Pennsylvania.

Joshua “Ash” Cooper, 18, pled guilty on Thursday to third-degree murder, possession of an instrument of crime, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence for the November 2022 murder of Morgan Connors, 12.

Just after 4 p.m. on November 25, 2022, the Bensalem Township Police Department received a 911 call about a possible murder from the Top of the Ridge Trailer Park.

The call was from a juvenile witness who was on an Instagram video chat with Cooper, who claimed that he had just killed someone.

During the call, Cooper flipped the phone around and showed the witness Connors’ bloody legs and feet.

The transgender killer then asked the juvenile witness to help clean up and dispose of the child’s body.

According to a press release from the Bucks County District Atorney’s office, “Police went to the Gibson Road property and as they arrived, they spotted a juvenile running out of the back of the trailer. Officers entered the residence and observed a deceased juvenile female, later identified as Connors, on the floor of the bathroom with an apparent gunshot wound. There were also indications that substantial steps were taken to clean up the crime scene.”

Police set up a perimeter around the trailer park and eventually found and arrested Cooper.

The district attorney’s office said, “The investigation revealed that Cooper used a firearm from his father’s gun safe in the home to shoot the victim. Cooper was able to get into the safe by replacing the batteries his father had removed to make the combination lock inoperable.”

In addition to the 15 to 40 years in state prison, Cooper was also sentenced to seven years of probation.

During sentencing, Chief Deputy District Attorney Kristin M. McElroy read an impact statement from the victim’s grandfather, who discussed the “intense pain and heartbreak” of losing his granddaughter.

“The human heart is not built for such heartbreak,” the letter said.

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