FBI Director Wray: "We have not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it's by mail or otherwise. We have seen voter fraud at the local level from time to time." pic.twitter.com/PRLS0zVqVt
Mark Meadows breaks down Trump’s Supreme Court shortlist
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows joins ‘Fox & Friends.’
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday after the top law enforcement official told a congressional committee that the agency has seen no evidence of voter fraud ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Wray testified the FBI had “not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise” during an appearance before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday. His remarks contradicted the stance of President Trump, who has claimed that mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud.
A pickup truck on Thursday plowed through a mob of demonstrations who were blocking the road, striking one of them directly.
Video showed the truck striking what appeared to be a female protester with a sign and subsequently slamming on the breaks. Rioters then attempted to bash in the windows of the vehicle, as the car sped away and those in the mob attended to the wounded woman, footage showed.
The driver was reportedly stopped by police, but was not immediately arrested as officers noted damage to his vehicle caused by the violent demonstrators, according to the Los Angeles Times. A photojournalist at the scene alleged the truck operator was “definitely” the aggressor in the incident, the Times reported.
In a separate incident a few blocks away, a white Prius attempted to elude the mob by driving through the crowd, according to the Times. Rioters attacked the car, another pickup truck pursued the vehicle, and rioters attempted to rip the driver from his seat, the local outlet reported.
The heroic Bronx dad who was wounded as he shielded his three small children from gunfire at a Bronx car dealership this week lost his jobs because of the injury, according to a fundraising page launched by a friend.
Anthony Jefferson, 39, visited the used-car business on Boston Road in Eastchester around 7:30 p.m. Monday to look for a car to surprise the mother of his kids, Danica Jefferson, on her upcoming birthday.
Instead of leaving with a car, Jefferson found himself in the midst of a shootout — and was shot himself as he covered his children with his body to protect them from the bullets.
“Due to his injury, Anthony lost his job and has to have surgery to remove the bullet,” Serena Wingate, a close friend of Jefferson, posted on a GoFundMe page. “This Go Fund me is to help this heroic dad with his medical bills and his kids with therapy. They are beyond
Last week, Donald Trump was confronted with a new accusation of sexual assault (Trump, as always, denied it), and then delivered a bizarre speech at the National Archives, demanding ideological conformity in public-school curricula through what he described as “patriotic education” that “celebrates the truth about our nation’s great history.” Instead of facing scrutiny or scorn for these latest outrages, he has been awarded yet another opportunity to select a Justice to serve on the Supreme Court.
Trump barely concealed his delight at the chance to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tweeting at the Republican Party, the morning after Ginsburg’s death, “We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!”
Meghan Markle harbors serious ambitions to run for president of the United States, according to a report.
After the Duchess of Sussex and husband Prince Harry dumped royal duties with their historic Megxit this year, the 39-year-old former “Suits” star now has her eye on the White House, a close friend told Vanity Fair.
“One of the reasons she was so keen not to give up her American citizenship was so she had the option to go into politics,” the unidentified friend told the mag.
“I think if Meghan and Harry ever gave up their titles she would seriously consider running for president,” the friend added of rumors of a 2024 run.
Her biographer, Omid Scobie, also previously claimed that the former actress “has her eyes set on the US presidency.”
“Family Guy” has announced its replacement casting for Cleveland Brown.
Arif Zahir will take over the role.
Mike Henry, who is white, has voiced Brown since the Seth MacFarlane-helmed show began in 1999. In June, amidst protests against police brutality towards black Americans following the killing of George Floyd, he announced that he was stepping down from the role. “I love this character, but persons of color should play characters of color,” he said.
Henry is not departing the show, as he will continue to voice side characters such as Bruce the Performance Artist and Herbert the Pedophile. He’ll still be Cleveland’s voice in Season 18, which premieres on Sunday, but Zahir will take over the role as Season 19 goes into production.
Zahir is a YouTube star with over 6 million subscribers who has previously done impressions of Cleveland Brown, along with real-world celebrities and politicians.
The 2020 presidential election is just six weeks away, and pollsters and pundits are turning more attention to the handful of swing states that could ultimately decide the outcome.
While the issue of the Second Amendment hasn’t necessarily been at the forefront of this campaign cycle, the notion of gun rights has been a significant flashpoint throughout the turmoil and uncertainty of this year – induced by the ongoing global pandemic and national shutdown and further enhanced by the rioting and unrest that has permeated much of the country in recent months.
According to FBI data, the bureau processed 93% more background checks nationwide from March through July this year as compared with the same period the previous year. And while the classification of a “swing state” varies and is debatable, the Cook Political Report – as cited last month by the U.S. State Department –”sees Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as toss-ups,” potentially along with New Hampshire and North Carolina.
NBA playoffs return after league, players agree to 3-point plan to promote social justice; reaction from FOX Sports NBA analyst Chris Broussard.
Former NBA guard Kenny Smith walked off the “NBA on TNT” set in August in solidarity with players who refused to play in their playoff game over the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin.
Smith left the set just minutes after TNT began a special edition broadcast during what would have been the network’s coverage of a playoff matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets. While seen as a powerful move, one of Smith’s colleagues said he was “pissed” over it.
It’s what’s being called the $100 million headache.
UFC color commentator and podcasting deity Joe Rogan signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Spotify earlier this year, but it seems not everyone associated with the digital streaming service wants to be part of the “Experience.”
Despite several internal meetings, select staffers were reportedly dissatisfied with the way senior management responded to Rogan’s controversial material, which prior to finding its way to Spotify, aired exclusively on the longtime funnyman’s YouTube channel.
The horse ridden for 7.5 miles on the Dan Ryan Expressway during an impromptu protest Monday by a man known as the “Dreadhead Cowboy” would not have survived without immediate treatment and may still be euthanized, according to Cook County prosecutors, who said the treatment of the horse was the equivalent of forcing an 80-year-old woman run a full marathon.
Adam Hollingsworth, 33, was held on $25,000 bond during a court appearance Wednesday after he was charged with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to an animal, as well as misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct, trespassing and other traffic offenses. He must pay 10% of that amount, $2,500, to be released from jail.
Hollingsworth has also been dubbed the “Census Cowboy” for his work with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to boost census participation in Chicago. He said he rode the horse on the expressway during rush hour in support of the #KidsLivesMatter movement — an initiative that aims to raise awareness and motivate residents to fill out the census to help communities receive better funding.
Paunchy former New Jersey governor Chris Christie once threatened to sit on Mike Bloomberg — during a bizarre, jealous rant involving the Queen of England.
The asinine threat is alleged in former governor David Paterson’s dishy new memoir, “Black, Blind & in Charge.”
It was July 8, 2010. Paterson was leading New York and Christie was the Garden State’s top exec as they awaited the arrival of Queen Elizabeth at Ground Zero, where the royal was to lay a wreath.
Then-New York City Mayor Bloomberg had yet to arrive, and Christie was seething about the city honcho, Paterson recounts.
“I was told by the protocol people that nobody escorts the Queen but Prince Philip,” the rotund Jersey chief executive sniped to Paterson. “But I bet you that Bloomberg is going to try to stand in front of us both and escort her.”
Paterson shrugged in response.
“Yeah Chris, Michael always takes charge like that,” Paterson says he told Christie. “I’m OK with it.”
The annual ball drop in Times Square on New Years Eve will be “virtually enhanced, visually compelling and very different” this year with only a very limited number of in-person attendees, organizers announced Wednesday, marking the latest high-profile event to be affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The event’s socially-distanced “limited live entertainment” is still in development, but there will be an “extremely limited group of in-person honorees” who will “reflect the themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020.”
“Any opportunity to be live in Times Square will be pre-determined and extremely limited,” Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins said in a statement, but the event will offer spectators an opportunity to participate virtually from around the world.
In addition to the live programming, the event will feature “significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings,” Tompkins said.
The celebration will focus on the “news, people and pop culture” from 2020, including programming featuring first responders, essential workers and health professionals alongside the entertainers who typically perform at the annual event.
Jamestown Properties, which owns the One Times Square building where the ball drops, will offer an app that lets users virtually experience Times Square.