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Mitt Romney says Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president again

Senator Mitt Romney said that President Donald Trump would win the GOP nomination “in a landslide” if he decided to make a run for The White House again in 2024. Romney (R – Utah) was speaking to the New York Times’ DealBook when he addressed Trump’s position in the future of the Republican Party. “He […]

‘Barbaric’ squirrel hunt in upstate NY sparks massive petition

An upstate New York town is holding a squirrel hunting competition for teens this weekend — sparking death threats and an animal rights petition signed by 20,000 people who ripped the yearly event as “barbaric.” The seventh annual “Squirrel Scramble” in Germantown on Saturday is open to “men, women and youth hunters,” with the main […]

‘Climate Change’ Is Back, ‘Illegal Alien’ Is Out. New Administration Changes the Language of Government.

Now, the Biden administration is explicitly reversing that position. On Feb. 12, officials at Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that handles citizenship, said employees should not use the word “alien” in “outreach efforts, internal documents and in overall communication with stakeholders, partners and the general public.” The move, the agency’s acting director said, “aligns […]

Southern Baptists Expel 2 Churches Over Sex Abuse and 2 for L.G.B.T.Q. Inclusion

The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted on Tuesday to expel four of its member churches, ousting two for policies that “affirm homosexual behavior” and the others for employing pastors who are convicted sex offenders. “The last year has revealed areas of weakness in our beloved convention of churches,” J.D. Greear, the S.B.C. president, said […]

The only hope is that Tiger Woods is able to walk again

Share this: February 23, 2021 | 8:13pm | Updated February 23, 2021 | 8:13pm Whether Tiger Woods ever plays another golf tournament is irrelevant now. The Masters in April? Who cares? His pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 major championships? So what? What matters most in the wake of his horrific car accident on Tuesday […]

Texas man arrested after authorities find homemade bombs in home

A Texas man has been arrested after authorities found homemade explosives in his house Tuesday morning. John Christopher Crawson, 47, was busted around 8 a.m. after investigators searched his home in Williamson County and found several bombs, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office. Crawson is charged with making a terroristic threat against a family […]

Illinois becomes first state to eliminate cash bail

Illinois is set to become the first state to eliminate cash bail. The state’s Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed into law a sweeping overhaul of policing and criminal justice that eliminates the system starting in January 2023. The bill also mandates that all police officers be equipped with body cameras and sets statewide […]

After Russian Cyberattack, Looking for Answers and Debating Retaliation

Those options, according to officials familiar with the discussions, include variants of steps that President Barack Obama considered and rejected after the 2016 hacking of state election systems. They included using cybertools to reveal or freeze assets secretly held by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, exposure of his links to oligarchs or technological moves […]

A Bristling Standoff Rattles Gun-Friendly Vermont

The state’s Natural Resources Board — which requires permits for any commercial development — refused to send its inspectors to Slate Ridge because of concerns that Mr. Banyai might be dangerous, and in 2018 and 2019 asked law enforcement to take over the case, said Evan Meenan, associate general counsel for the body. The State […]