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Rep. Adam Kinzinger Says Liz Cheney Flunked Trump Loyalty Test

TMZ.com Thursday, 13 May 2021
Rep. Liz Cheney has committed the cardinal GOP sin by deviating from the Donald Trump litmus test and it's a sad day for the Grand Old Party ... so says Rep. Adam Kinzinger. We got the Republican Congressman from Illinois on Capitol Hill Wednesday,…
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News video: Rep. Kinzinger: A lot of people feel threatened by Liz Cheney

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) talks with reporters after Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was ousted from her leadership post in the Republican conference.

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On December 21, President Joe Biden gave credit to the Trump administration for its development of the Covid-19 vaccine. . CNN reports that Biden found common ground with his predecessor over their support for Covid booster shots. . "I got my booster shot as soon as they were available," Biden said during a speech from the White House about his administration's efforts to address the Omicron variant of Covid-19, adding, "and just the other day former President Trump announced he had gotten his booster shot.". "It may be one of the few things he and I agree on," Biden continued. "People with booster shots are highly protected. Join them. Join us.". Recent data published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that unvaccinated people are 10 times more likely to test positive and 20 times more likely to die of Covid. While speaking on December 21, Biden praised Trump's administration for developing the vaccine early on in the pandemic. . Let me be clear. Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America was one of the first countries to get the vaccine, President Joe Biden, via CNN. Let me be clear. Thanks to the prior administration and our scientific community, America was one of the first countries to get the vaccine, President Joe Biden, via CNN. Thanks to my administration and the hard work of Americans, we led a roll out, made America among the world leaders in getting shots in arms, President Joe Biden, via CNN

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Donald Trump Says He Received a COVID-19 Booster Shot

Donald Trump Says He Received , a COVID-19 Booster Shot. The former president shared his vaccination status while speaking with Bill O'Reilly during a "History Tour" event. 'The New York Times' reports that only about 60% of Republicans are vaccinated against COVID-19 compared to about 90% of Democrats. Many in the crowd booed upon hearing that Trump had received a booster, . but he discouraged the critics while praising his administration's role in getting the vaccines to the public. but he discouraged the critics while praising his administration's role in getting the vaccines to the public. I think this would have been the Spanish Flu of 1917 ... This was going to ravage the country, far beyond what it is right now. Take credit for it, Donald Trump, via Politico. While still in opposition to vaccine mandates, Trump advised the crowd against "playing right into their hands" by doubting vaccine efficacy and safety. . What we've done is historic. Don't let them take it away, Donald Trump, via Politico. Currently, all adults age 18 and older are encouraged by the CDC to receive a booster shot

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Melania Trump , Launches NFT Platform. CNN explains that an NFT is a one-of-a-kind piece of digital content linked to the blockchain. . Recently, NFTs have garnered the interest of big brands, sports figures, musicians and celebrities. . On December 16, Melania Trump announced that she is selling a non-fungible token (NFT) titled:, "Melania's Vision.". CNN reports that this is the first public endeavor for the former first lady since leaving the White House nearly a year ago. . CNN reports that this is the first public endeavor for the former first lady since leaving the White House nearly a year ago. . I am proud to announce my new NFT endeavor, which embodies my passion for the arts, and will support my ongoing commitment to children through my Be Best initiative, Melania Trump, via CNN. Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they age out of the foster community, Melania Trump, via CNN. Through this new technology-based platform, we will provide children computer science skills, including programming and software development, to thrive after they age out of the foster community, Melania Trump, via CNN. According to CNN, "Melania's Vision" is the first NFT sold on her newly-launched platform, which is powered by Parler. . According to CNN, "Melania's Vision" is the first NFT sold on her newly-launched platform, which is powered by Parler. . According to CNN, "Melania's Vision" is the first NFT sold on her newly-launched platform, which is powered by Parler. . A press release from Trump's office said that a portion of the proceeds will, "assist children aging out of the foster care system by way of economic empowerment and with expanded access to resources needed to excel in the fields of computer science and technology.". A press release from Trump's office said that a portion of the proceeds will, "assist children aging out of the foster care system by way of economic empowerment and with expanded access to resources needed to excel in the fields of computer science and technology.". CNN reports that the NFT is a "watercolor" by Marc-Antoine Coulon that includes an audio recording of Trump. . "Melania's Vision" will cost about $150 and will be available to purchase from December 16 to December 31.

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Top 10 News Stories, of 2021. Top 10 News Stories, of 2021. 10, Ellen DeGeneres Falls From Grace. Reports of a toxic working environment led to the end of her long-running and popular daytime talk show. 9, Backlash Over Dave Chappelle's Transphobic Comments . Chappelle's Netflix show, 'The Closer,' received backlash for transphobic comments. 8, Kyle Rittenhouse Is Found Not Guilty. Rittenhouse killed two BLM protestors with his assault-style rifle during skirmishes in Kenosha, WI. He was acquitted of all charges. 7, The Travis Scott Astroworld Tragedy. Ten people were killed as a result of a crowd surge during the popular music festival. 6, Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over 'Black Widow'. The suit highlighted the new landscape of the entertainment industry brought about by streaming platforms and the pandemic. 5, Death On the Set of 'Rust'. Alec Baldwin handled the prop gun that killed the film's cinematographer and injured the director. 4, COVID-19 Variants. The Delta and new Omicron variants were reminders for the world that the pandemic continues. 3, Britney Spears Is Freed From Conservatorship. After decades under a conservatorship overseen by her father, the icon was finally set free. 2, Derek Chauvin Is Found Guilty. The Minnesota police officer was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. 1, The Jan. 6 Insurrection. Video and images of thousands of Trump supporters storming the U.S. Capitol stunned the world

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This Day in History:, Slavery Is Abolished in America. December 18, 1865. The 13th Amendment was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution. It ensures that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude … shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”. It had been approved in the Republican-led Senate in April of 1864. But the amendment had been bogged down in the Democratic-led House of Representatives for almost a year. On December 2, 1865, Alabama became the 27th state to ratify the 13th Amendment. The vote provided the requisite three-fourths majority of states’ approval needed to ratify the 13th amendment

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US Senate Votes To , Block Biden’s Vaccine Mandate. The Biden administration's proposed mandate seeks to make certain private employers require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subjected to regular testing. The Biden administration's proposed mandate seeks to make certain private employers require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subjected to regular testing. Those who don't comply risk losing their jobs. On Dec. 8, the Senate voted 52-48 to overturn that mandate. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. All of the Senate Republicans were in favor, joined by two Democrats, Joe Manchin and Jon Tester. Getting vaccinated should be a decision between an individual and his or her doctor. It shouldn't be up to any politician, especially in a mandate coming down from that highest authority, the president, Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., via statement. Still, it is unlikely that the House would get on board with such a measure, . and the Biden administration has said that the president would veto the bill if it made its way to him. Several lawsuits have already been filed regarding the mandate. Last month, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the mandate raises "serious constitutional concerns" and ordered the Biden administration to stop its implementation. On Dec. 7, a Georgia district court judge halted the requirement that federal contractors must be inoculated by Jan. 4. Last month, a federal judge blocked the mandate for health care workers in 10 states. NPR reports that White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the mandate will be "vigorously defend[ed]" against legal challenges.

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New Study Suggests , Citizens of Counties Who Voted for Trump, Have Higher Chances of Dying From COVID-19. The Guardian reports those residing in counties won by Donald Trump in the 2020 election are almost three times more likely to die from COVID-19. A study conducted by National Public Radio (NPR) analyzed data from deaths that occured in over 3,000 counties in the US since May 2021. Experts say these deaths are directly correlated with the low vaccination rates of Trump-led counties. White Republicans appear to be most hesitant to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Data from the Kaiser Family Fund shows 59% of Republicans have been vaccinated compared to 91% of Democrats. Republicans have also been found more susceptible to COVID-19 misinformation. According to the Kaiser Family Fund, 94% of Republicans believe one or more false statements about coronavirus and the vaccines. We’ve seen lower levels of personal worry among Republicans who remain unvaccinated. , Liz Hamel, VP public opinion and survey research Kaiser Family Fund, via NPR. That’s a real contrast with what we saw in communities of color, where there was a high level of worry about getting sick. , Liz Hamel, VP public opinion and survey research Kaiser Family Fund, via NPR. As the pandemic presses onward, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 788,000 Americans

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is quitting Congress to run ex-President Donald Trump’s tech startup.

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US Schools Increase Security After Anonymous Threats Go Viral on TikTok [Video]

US Schools Increase Security After Anonymous Threats Go Viral on TikTok

US Schools Increase Security, After Anonymous Threats , Go Viral on TikTok. On December 17, school districts across the United States took action in response to vague, anonymous shooting and bomb threats made on TikTok. . On December 17, school districts across the United States took action in response to vague, anonymous shooting and bomb threats made on TikTok. . 'USA Today' reports that officials say the threats are not considered credible. . Schools in Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Montana, New York and Pennsylvania have reportedly increased security and their police presence. . Schools in California, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas have closed for the day. . In a message to parents, school administrators in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois, said, , “We are writing to inform you and not alarm you.". We have been made aware of a nationwide viral TikTok trend about ‘school shooting and bomb threats for every school in the USA even elementary’ on Friday, December 17, Oak Part and River Forest school administrators, via 'USA Today'. In a statement on Twitter, TikTok said that it had found no evidence of the threats on the platform. . We handle even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok, TikTok statement, via 'USA Today'. We handle even rumored threats with utmost seriousness, which is why we’re working with law enforcement to look into warnings about potential violence at schools even though we have not found evidence of such threats originating or spreading via TikTok, TikTok statement, via 'USA Today'. The anonymous threats come shortly after a deadly school shooting in Michigan, as well as various copycat threats. . 'USA Today' reports that platforms like TikTok are usually exempt from liability for the material users post on their networks.

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Each State's New Mask Mandate Rules Amid Omicron Spread [Video]

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Each State's , New Mask Mandate Rules , Amid Omicron Spread. While there are heightened concerns over the Omicron variant, 'Newsweek' breaks down which states have new mask mandates. . California: Masks are required on public transport, at health-care facilities and for any unvaccinated individuals. . Connecticut: Regardless of vaccination status, all people must wear masks on public transit, in school buildings, at health-care facilities and group residential settings. . All unvaccinated people are required to wear masks in any indoor setting. . Hawaii: Anyone over the age of five must wear a mask in public settings. . According to the state's mask order, businesses are urged to , "refuse admission or service to any individual who fails to wear a face covering.". Illinois: All people over the age of two are required to wear a mask in indoor public places. . Nevada: Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in any Nevada county , "experiencing substantial or high transmission levels.". New Mexico: Everyone over the age of two is required to wear a mask in public indoor settings. . New York: Masks are required in all indoor public settings for anyone over the age of two, unless the venue has a vaccination requirement for entry. . Oregon: Masks are required for any public or private, "indoor space where people may gather for any purpose.". Washington: Ages five and older are required to wear masks in public indoor settings and outdoor events with over 500 people.

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Congress Averts Government Shutdown With 11th Hour Vote [Video]

Congress Averts Government Shutdown With 11th Hour Vote

Congress Averts , Government Shutdown, With 11th Hour Vote. The stop-gap measure funds the federal government through mid-February. Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to report the government remains open!, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader (D-NY), via CBS News. It passed the Senate by a vote of 69-28... ...after passing in the House by a vote of 221-212. While a number of Senate GOP members voted for the bill, it received a single Republican vote in the House. The late-night vote followed a tense day on Capitol Hill, . in which a number of Republican members attempted to remove the bill's COVID vaccine mandate for federal workers. The effort failed, though threats of a government shutdown circulated throughout the day. We're not going to shut the government down. It makes no sense for anyone. Almost no one on either side thinks it's a good idea, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader (D-NY), via CBS News. In the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi struck a defiant tone in response to the threats. We're not going to go for their anti-vaxxing. So if you think that's how we're going to keep the government open, forget that, Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker (D-CA), via CBS News. Republican senators said they were "pleased" the measure passed, but warned that a vote in February would need to address issues left unresolved by the bill. Republican senators said they were "pleased" the measure passed, but warned that a vote in February would need to address issues left unresolved by the bill. That means maintaining legacy riders, eliminating poison pills, and getting serious about the funding we are going to provide for our nation's defense, Sen. Richard Shelby, (R-AL), via CBS News. If that doesn't happen, we'll be having this same conversation in February, Sen. Richard Shelby, (R-AL), via CBS News

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