Joe Biden Rescinds Donald Trump’s Emergency Order To Build Border Wall

On Thursday, the White House announced that President Joe Biden had rescinded an emergency order issued by former President Donald Trump in order to build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, as reported by The Hill. Biden expounded on his decision in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, describing […]

UK Coronavirus Variant Could Become Dominant Strain Worldwide, According To Leading Scientist

A coronavirus variant that was first discovered in the United Kingdom has since been found in more than 80 countries, prompting fears that it is on its way to becoming the dominant form of the virus globally, as reported by CNBC. Sharon Peacock, director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium, explained that what happens next […]

Gina Carano Fired From ‘The Mandalorian’ After Social Media Controversy

Lucasfilm announced on Wednesday that Gina Carano is no longer a member of The Mandalorian cast due to growing online backlash against her controversial social media behavior, including a post that compared Jewish people living in Nazi Germany to the current political climate in the United States, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. “Jews were […]

Georgia District Attorney Launches Criminal Investigation Into Donald Trump’s Effort To Overturn Election

On Tuesday, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office opened a criminal investigation into actions taken by former President Donald Trump in an attempt to influence the election results in Georgia, as reported by NPR. The efforts include a phone call made by Trump during which he requested Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “find” enough […]

CDC Recommends Double-Masking To Protect Against Coronavirus

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study recommending the wearing of a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask as a way to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, as reported by The Hill. The latest update from the agency advocated either that method, known as double-masking, or wearing […]

Trump Lawyer David Schoen Says He Will ‘Do Better’ In Response To Republican Criticism

David Schoen, the attorney for former President Donald Trump, responded to criticisms from Republicans over the legal team’s defense presentation during the first day of the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as reported by USA Today. Schoen acknowledged the need for improvement, saying they “have to do better next time.” The lawyer responded to comments […]

Dallas Mavericks No Longer Play National Anthem Before Home Games

On Tuesday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed that he directed the team to stop playing the national anthem before home games and has no plans for it to return in the future, according to a report by ESPN. The team did not officially announce the change, but the national anthem has yet to be […]

Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland’s Senate Confirmation Hearing To Begin February 22

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Justice Department, will receive his confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee before the end of February, as reported by Politico. The hearing is scheduled to run from February 22 through February 23, with the confirmation vote taking place on March 1. The schedule was confirmed […]

Donald Trump Impeachment Trial To See Opening Arguments On Wednesday Following Vote To Proceed

The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will continue on Wednesday after the defense lost a vote that sought to stop the trial on constitutional grounds, as reported by the Associated Press. On Tuesday, Trump’s legal team of Bruce Castor and David Schoen had hoped that their argument that he could not constitutionally be […]

Marty Schottenheimer Dead, NFL Coach Dies At Age 77

Marty Schottenheimer has died. The former linebacker and head coach, who won 200 regular-season games during his 21 years as a coach, died at age 77, according to a report by the Associated Press. Schottenheimer’s family confirmed the news through Kansas City Chiefs publicist Bob Moore, announcing that he passed away on Monday in Charlotte, […]

Kobe Bryant Crash Caused After Pilot Was Disorientated In Clouds, According To Federal Investigation

On Tuesday, U.S. safety investigators revealed their findings from the investigation into the 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, as reported by the Associated Press. The revelations came during a federal hearing focused on determining the probable cause or causes of the […]

WHO Team Dismisses Theory That Coronavirus Escaped From Wuhan Lab As ‘Unlikely’ Following Investigation

On Tuesday, an investigative team from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed the findings from their four-week visit to the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus was first discovered, as reported by the Associated Press. The group of international and Chinese scientists concluded that the virus most likely spread to humans from an […]

Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial To Begin With Debate on Legitimacy

As the Senate trial of Donald Trump begins on Tuesday, it will start with a debate over the constitutionality of prosecuting a former president, as reported by the Associated Press. According to the report, this argument could prove to be influential on Republicans who are likely to vote for Trump’s acquittal but have concerns about […]

Mary Wilson Dead, The Supremes Co-Founder Dies At Age 76

Mary Wilson has died. The singer and co-founder of the iconic singing group The Supremes died at home in Henderson, Nevada, at age 76, according to BBC. No cause of death has been confirmed. Wilson’s death comes as a shock to her fans, as she appeared to be in good health in a video she […]

Christopher Plummer Dead, Iconic Actor Dies At Age 91

Christopher Plummer has died. The legendary actor passed away early on Friday at his home in Connecticut, as reported by The Wrap. In a career that spanned seven decades, Plummer crafted an iconic resume. He was known for his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in the musical film The Sound of Music, as well […]

Susan Sarandon Calls Democrats’ Shift On $2,000 Checks A ‘Bait And Switch’

On Thursday, Susan Sarandon called out Democratic lawmakers and referred to the party’s push for coronavirus relief checks as a “bait and switch,” as reported by The Hill. The actress quote-tweeted a video of Democrats at campaign rallies ahead of the Georgia Senate elections in January. It showed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala […]

Gyms Could Receive $30 Billion In Relief With New House Bill

The Gym Mitigation and Survival Act (GYMS Act) could bring some welcome relief to one of the industries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, providing as much as $30 billion in aid, according to a report by The Hill. Introduced by Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley and Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, the legislation would provide grants […]

US Unemployment Rate Drops To 6.3 Percent As 49,000 Jobs Added In January

January saw the United States add 49,000 jobs as the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent, as reported by Yahoo! Finance. This signals a 0.4 percent drop in the rate, according to the Labor Department. Friday’s release of data reveals that the economy appears to once again be heading toward recovery after jobs declined in […]

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Says Politics Isn’t The ‘Weird Worship Of One Dude’ As He Faces Censure For Trump Vote

On Thursday, Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse released a five-minute video in response to efforts by the Nebraska Republican State Central Committee to censure him due to his criticism of former President Donald Trump, as reported by The Hill. Sasse told Republicans in the state that they must choose between “conservatism and madness” as he faces […]

Senate Approves Budget Resolution, Allowing Democrats To Pass Coronavirus Bill Without GOP Support

Early on Friday morning, the Senate approved a budget resolution that will allow Democrats to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill without the support of Republicans, as reported by The Hill. The budget was approved with a 50-50 party-line vote which saw Vice President Kamala Harris step in as the tiebreaker. There […]

Joe Biden Condemns ‘Political Extremism’ At Prayer Breakfast

While taking part in the traditional National Prayer Breakfast, President Joe Biden called for opposition to what he described as the “political extremism” that led to events such as the riot at the U.S. Capitol. He also asked Americans to show their collective strength during this difficult period, as reported by the Associated Press. The […]

Kansas City Chiefs Face Calls To Discontinue Tomahawk Chop Celebration

The Kansas City Chiefs are facing calls to end their long-running fan tradition of the tomahawk celebration, which sees those in the stands making a chopping hand motion that mimics the Native American tool, as reported by the Associated Press. The action is typically accompanied by a “war chant.” In the Kansas City area, Native […]

Joe Biden Stands By $1,400 Checks, But Is Willing To Tighten Income Restrictions

During a call with House Democrats on Wednesday, President Joe Biden reiterated his commitment to boosting the second round of stimulus checks to $2,000 by sending out $1,400 in direct payments to the majority of Americans, as reported by The Hill. Still, the president did express a willingness to potentially tighten restrictions on income eligibility […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene Apologizes To House Republicans For Past Remarks & QAnon Support

During a GOP conference on Wednesday, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized to her fellow Republican lawmakers for her past remarks, which included endorsing violence against Democratic leaders and espousing conspiracy theories about mass shootings, as reported by The Hill. During the closed-door meeting, Greene told her colleagues that she did believe that school shootings […]

House To Vote On Removing Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committee Roles Thursday

On Thursday, the House will vote on a resolution to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments, as reported by The Hill. The decision follows growing criticism of the Georgia lawmaker in light of continued revelations of extreme and offensive comments she made prior to winning her congressional seat. House Republicans are coming […]

Chuck Schumer & Mitch McConnell Reach Deal To Organize Split Senate

Almost a month after the Democrats gained majority power in the U.S. Senate following their two victories in Georgia, they will finally be able to exert functional control after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reached a deal on Wednesday, as reported by The Hill. After weeks of negotiation, Schumer announced […]

Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump Saw Income Fall By $36 Million In 2020

In the release of their final financial forms, Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner reported that their annual income fell by more than 20 percent since the beginning of 2020, as reported by The Hill. For 2020 and the first 20 days of 2021, they reported an income […]

Dr. Anthony Fauci Warns That Super Bowl Parties Could Become Super Spreader Events

During an interview on NBC’s Today on Wednesday morning, Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed concern among health experts that Sunday’s Super Bowl LV and the parties held to watch it could become super spreader events, as reported by the Associated Press. “You don’t want parties with people that you haven’t had much contact with. You just […]

Joe Biden Calls Republican Coronavirus Bill Too Small As Democrats Push To Pass $1.9 Trillion Plan

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen joined Democratic senators for a private virtual meeting, following their meeting on Monday with Republican lawmakers to discuss the GOP alternative to his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, as reported by the Associated Press. Biden and Yellen determined that the Republican bill and its price […]

Newsmax Anchor Bob Sellers Walks Off Set In Response To MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s Election Fraud Claims

After seeing his personal and corporate Twitter accounts suspended over the past week due to false claims made about fraud during the 2020 presidential election, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell saw himself unexpectedly shut down once again on Tuesday in an interview with Newsmax, as reported by The Hill. During his interview on the cable network, […]

Trump Lawyers To Argue Impeachment Trial Is Unconstitutional, Deny He Played Role In Capitol Violence

Former President Donald Trump’s team of lawyers filed their brief on Tuesday, ahead of his Senate impeachment trial next week, as reported by the Associated Press. As Trump faces accusations of inciting a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election over […]

Russia’s Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine Shown To Be 91.6 Percent Effective Following Interim Trials

The interim trial results of Sputnik V, the coronavirus vaccine developed by Russia, are in, and results are showing 91.6 percent effectiveness in preventing symptomatic cases, as reported by CNN. There were no severe adverse events that appeared to be associated with the vaccine and the only side effects reported being mild, consisting of flu-like […]

Dolly Parton Reveals She Turned Down The Presidential Medal Of Freedom Twice

During an interview with NBC’s Today, country music icon Dolly Parton revealed that she turned down two offers of the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump. While politics wasn’t the reason for her refusals, she admitted that it could appear that way if she were to eventually accept one from President Joe Biden. “I […]

Mitch McConnell Calls Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Embrace Of Conspiracy Theories A ‘Cancer’ For Republicans

On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a scathing critique of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, calling her efforts to promote conspiracy theories a “cancer for the Republican Party,” as reported by the Associated Press. While the Kentucky senator did not name Greene directly, he didn’t conceal his disdain for what he described as the […]

Only 37.5 Percent Of Nursing Home Workers Accepted Coronavirus Vaccine, According To CDC Report

Coronavirus vaccination efforts across the United States have prioritized the residents and staff of nursing homes, but a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reveals that only 37.5 percent of caregivers at the homes accepted the vaccine when offered the shot, as covered by ABC News. This is the […]

Joe Biden To Sign Executive Orders Addressing Immigration, Including Reunification For Migrant Families

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden will sign three executive orders focused on the issue of immigration. These include reuniting families that were separated after crossing the U.S. border, addressing shortcomings in the current asylum process and conducting a review on changes made to the legal immigration system during the Trump administration, as reported by CNN. […]

Tony Bennett’s Family Announces He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

The family of the legendary crooner Tony Bennett announced that he is battling Alzheimer’s, as reported on Monday by BBC. In a profile on the singer by AARP Magazine, it was revealed that Bennett had been battling the disease since 2016. He later shared a message on his Twitter, linking to the article while thanking […]

World Health Organization Team Visits Wuhan Disease Control Centers As Part Of Coronavirus Investigation

A team sent by the World Health Organization to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan spent Monday at two disease control centers in the Chinese city that handled the earliest cases of the virus, as reported by the Associated Press. The WHO investigation in the city began in January, with the team […]

Myanmar Military Takes Power, Detains Leader Aung San Suu Kyi In Coup

On Monday, Myanmar’s military conducted a coup against the country’s democratically elected government, as reported by the Associated Press. During early morning raids, leaders of the ruling National League for Democracy party — which include Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — were detained. According to a statement released on a military-owned television station, power […]

Russian Government Arrests Thousands During Alexei Navalny Protests

Authorities in Russia have detained more than 5,000 people across 85 cities in the country on Sunday, as reported by CNN. According to the independent monitoring group OVD-Info, this is the most arrested since 2011, as the Russian government clamps down on protests demanding the release of politician Alexei Navalny, the jailed critic of Vladimir […]

Joe Biden To Meet Senate Republicans Over Coronavirus Relief Bill

President Joe Biden will meet with 10 Republican senators on Monday after they unveiled an alternative coronavirus relief bill and expressed a willingness to negotiate a bipartisan deal, as reported by the Associated Press. Speaking on Sunday night, White House press secretary Jen Psaki revealed that Biden had extended an invitation to the group for […]

DOW Falls More Than 200 Points Following Coronavirus Vaccine News, Reddit-Fueled Volatility

Friday saw stocks fall as investors deal with increased volatility caused by speculative bets made by day traders, as well as disappointing data concerning the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. The DOW opened at 9:30 a.m. 206.26 points down, as reported by Business Insider. Johnson & Johnson saw one of the largest drops in valuation […]

Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine Shown To Be 66 Percent Effective

The medical device company Johnson & Johnson released the results from a global study of their coronavirus vaccine. The study, which consisted of almost 44,000 volunteers, showed that their vaccine is 66 percent effective in preventing moderate to severe versions of the virus, as reported by Reuters. The study was conducted in the United States, […]

Pakistan Appeals Supreme Court Acquittal In Daniel Pearl Murder Case

On Friday, Pakistan’s Sindh provincial government submitted a petition to the country’s Supreme Court to review its decision to acquit and free the men convicted of kidnapping and beheading American journalist Daniel Pearl, as reported by Al Jazeera. British national Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and three accomplices were acquitted on Thursday, more than 18 years […]

Capitol Police Chief Calls For Permanent Fence Around Building

Yogananda Pittman, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, recommended on Thursday that permanent fencing should be placed around the building following the events of January 6 that saw supporters of former President Donald Trump riot outside before breaking into the complex, as reported by CNN. “In light of recent events, I can unequivocally […]

Cicely Tyson Honored Following Death At 96

Tributes began pouring in for actress Cicely Tyson following the announcement on Thursday of her death at the age of 96, as reported by CNN. The former fashion model was a pioneer in the field of acting, making major strides for African American entertainers through her roles, including an Emmy-winning performance in The Autobiography of […]

Nancy Pelosi Voices Safety Concerns, Says ‘Enemy Is Within The House Of Representatives’

During a news conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened up about concerns over threats she and other members of Congress have received in the wake of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, as reported by ABC News. She admitted that a bill will likely be required to increase funding for […]

South African Coronavirus Variant Discovered In South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Thursday that they have discovered the first cases of the B.1.351 coronavirus variant in the United States, as reported by Fox News. This variant was first discovered in South Africa and is considered to be a more contagious version of the virus. South Carolina […]

Chuck Schumer Prepared To Proceed With Coronavirus Relief Bill Without Republican Support

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer promised that work will begin on a thorough coronavirus relief bill as soon as next week. While standing on the Senate floor, he promised a bill that was “very strong,” as reported by Reuters. “The Senate, as early as next week, will begin the process of considering a […]

Joe Biden To Expand Affordable Care Act Enrollment & Reverse Abortion Restrictions In Latest Executive Orders

President Joe Biden will sign two more executive orders on Thursday that will revoke a Trump administration abortion policy and expand access to the Affordable Care Act, as reported by NPR. The order related to abortion will rescind the Mexico City Policy, a government policy that denies federal funding for non-governmental organizations that provide abortion […]