Video footage captured "patient dumping" outside a Baltimore hospital. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues explains how it works.
95-year-old Marvel Comics creator joins the list of celebrities accused of sexual misconduct.
Stan Lee has been accused of “groping” nurses.
Former US President, George H.W. Bush faced similar allegations.
Has the #MeToo movement turned into a war on men? Tucker Carlson examines the issue of sexual assault levied against a 95 year old man.
CAUDLE: " Without question I have a whole chapter in my book called social media self-esteem. Any human being that’s trying to generate attention and likes and everything else from the outside world is losing sight of their inside world, their self, their self-esteem. Rachel: Here is a statement from proctor and gamble they say our laundry packs are detergent meant to clean clothes they should not be played with any N. Any circumstances even if it’s meant as a joke. That’s the message. We need to make sure that our kids are not trying to outdo each other on social media with this."
This is just a small portion of what turned out to be a wild panel on last night's CNN with Don Lemon. Panelists were giving their take on Trump asking why we want immigrants from "shithole countries" like Haiti. Never-Trumper Rick Wilson went after conservative radio host John Fredericks for defending Trump:
"You know, hearing John's and of this overtly racist aspect of it, it shocks me that we still have people in this country -- don't bother calling yourself a conservative, if you don't believe there's a way where people who come and embrace the proposition of this country can become Americans," Wilson said.
"Because we've worked very hard in this country to accept people from around the world, and of varying backgrounds. I'm sure your ancestors here weren't descended from the Mayflower in some cloud of heavenly light. I'm sure they came here from Ireland, Germany, Italy or somewhere else. Back then, they were the shithole people, they were the people who were looked down upon.
"If this is a country that's based on a proposition that we have an American system, an American dream, an American framework that allows people to come here and work hard, and raise their families, and engage in society, and contribute to society, then your idea that these people should be bounded out of here, because they happen to come from the shithole countries is absurdly unAmerican, and unconstitutional.
"if you believe that, go on Amazon, order yourself a pointy white hat, head down to Home Depot and get the wood to build a burning cross. That's what you're talking about. That's where your attitude leads to."
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — who says he corrected President Trump when he allegedly made a comment about African countries being a “shithole” — made a similar comment in 2013, calling Mexico and other Central American countries a “hellhole.”
Graham, in 2013, said during a Senate panel discussion that Mexico and other countries the majority of illegal aliens are deriving from are a “hellhole.”
Graham said at the time:
The people coming across the southern border live in hellholes. They don’t like that. They want to come here. Our problem is we can’t have everybody in the world who lives in a hellhole come to America
There are 11 million people coming through the southern border ‘cause they come from countries where they can’t find work, and life is miserable. So it seems to me that if you can control who gets a job you’ve gone a long way in controlling illegal immigration. Because as long as the jobs are available in America you can’t build a fence high enough to stop people.
Yesterday RPT reported on former Google engineer and author of the controversial August 2017 memo, James Damore has decided to sue Google, alleging that white, male conservatives are systematically discriminated against by Google.
James Damore and his lawyer were on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to explain why they believe Google discriminates against conservative white men.
Some of the revelations into Google’s anti-white male corporate culture are disturbing, and a bit shocking.
The video is disgraceful and shows you the true face of the Democrat Party — unhinged lawbreakers who have no concern for suffering Americans.
It ends with Jummanne getting “>cuffed and arrested.
Alveda King: “President Trump is not a racist and calling him a racist is outrageous and unjust. There are countries in Africa that are indeed hellholes.”
WATERS: "I have called him what I know him to be for a long time. Remember some time ago I called him scumbag. I’ve called him a racist. Deplorable, despicable. Added to what others are calling him, a moron, ignorant. On and on and on. The United States of America is represented by the most despicable human being that could possibly ever walk the Earth. I don’t know when Americans are going to tire of this lying man. It has been documented that he has told over 2,001 lies since he has been in office. He name-calls. He basically disparaged a united States congresswoman and basically said she would do anything for a contribution. Talked about, as you know, during the campaign, grabbing women by their private parts. What more do we need to see or hear from this racist man? Not only is he racist, he is an embarrassment for this country. Our allies are quickly moving away from him. What are we waiting for? He is basically bringing this country down. And for all of those Republicans on the other side who stand with him, who claimed to have been patriotic, they are not patriotic. They are weaklings with not the guts to stand up, or they join him as racists. And so I have known this, and I’ve called for his impeachment over and over again. I’ve been criticized for it. But I don’t know what else we need to see about him. I know a lot of people are saying, let’s see what Mueller is going to do, is he going to connect the dots? Well, this man has obstructed justice right before our very eyes. We keep hearing about all of these meetings and connections with the Russians, about his family and others. I simply believe that not only has he colluded, and of course he has obstructed justice, but his character is such that the United States and the citizens of this country, rather, should not be willing to tolerate. He’s a bad image for our children, and he should be impeached. We should move him out of office. The American citizens who are fed up with him are looking for Congress to take responsibility. And do what we must do and impeach him, get rid of him, get him out of her."
TRUMP: "It was surreal. I couldn’t believe H articuing the equality and justice that March the tin Luther king stood for and died for when he said some of the most outrageous things he said to date. I wasn’t surprised at all by his comments this week as reported. Donald Trump has long been a racist. He has articulated racist — his racist beliefs for decades. He started his career discriminating against black people in housing. He called for the execution of the central park five. He started his political career being a birther. There are a myriad of examples where Donald Trump either espoused racist beliefs or did racist things through policy. And so it wasn’t surprising, but it was so unfortunate on a week when we were honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. That the president would, with no sense of irony, stand there after saying racist things in the White House."
BROWNE DIANIS: "I mean, I can’t imagine him standing next to him or being in that room at all. People know it’s not authentic. You can’t turn around one moment talk about countries, African countries, talk about Haiti, make derogatory comments, really showing that you don’t value black lives. And then have a photo-op. He continues to try and do this because, remember, he is a reality TV star. So the reality TV star is playing out in the White House. He is marketing something, but then he’s turning around and doing damage because his immigration policies are nothing more than a racial purge in this country. If you didn’t understand that immigration was about racial justice, you sure should know it now." WITT: "Is there any room for the prospect of people interpreting the president’s immigration policies as being something that will work for them?" BROWNE DIANIS: "No. Look, this is going to be an issue that will carry throughout the 2018 election, the 2020 election. People understand what this president stands for. He’s a racist. He’s carrying out white supremacy policies, we’ll have our say eventually because this is not the direction we want to go in."
LEE: "Sure, and let me just say, these remarks — these racist remarks, of course lead to racist policies. And we have to remember, this is a president who came to office based on a racist agenda, based on an alt-right agenda. His history, he demonized and tried to delegitimize the presidency of Barack Obama, our first African American president. He has a history of racist remarks, but also his behavior has been racist. And so we have to do something. And we have to — and I call on Speaker Ryan to lead the effort with Republicans to join us in voting for the censure resolution, which will be coming forward next week. I think our chair of the congressional black caucus put it very clearly that when President Trump says make America great again, he means really and once again we see this, make America white again. So I’m saying to Speaker Ryan, make sure you get the votes from the Republicans so we can pass this censure resolution next week."
Pakistani General Hamid Gul recently spoke on Pakistani TV and stated that the Pakistani secret service (ISI) would ultimately be responsible for the removal of the US from Afghanistan.
Our Pakistani ‘allies’: ‘ISI drove the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan w/help of USA…& ISI drove the USA out of Afghanistan with the help of the USA’ General Hamid Gul Historical Word About USA and Russia.
Virgin are creating a Spaceline for Earth with the goal of democratizing access to space for the benefit of life on earth.
A toddler whose head is the size of a football urgently needs surgery to save his life.
Muhammad Sanaullah, from Pakistan, suffers from rare condition called Hydrocephalus - which causes a build-up fluid inside his skull and could be deadly.
The fluid has already built up so much that it has caused the 15-month-old's head to grow to an abnormal size.
It has left him immobile and unable to eat or sleep.
And now he is desperately waiting for surgery that could help save his life.
President Trump’s Thursday comments about Haiti and African countries have caused a media firestorm, but his opponent in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, faced another Haitian controversy during the campaign. At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Haitian protesters descended on the liberal gathering to demand the imprisonment of their nominee.
“Where does Hillary belong?” one man yelled to the crowd of protesters.
“In jail!” the crowd responded. The group repeated the call-and-response chant several times.
The protesters represented a large segment of Haitians that view the Clinton Foundation’s poverty-relief efforts as a cynical ploy to enrich Bill and Hillary Clinton:
Nevertheless, the Clintons are facing a growing backlash that too little has been accomplished in the past five years and that some of the most high-profile projects they have backed — including a just-opened Marriott, another luxury hotel and the industrial park — have helped foreign investors and Haiti’s wealthy elites more than its poor.
“Bill Clinton is a good guy and well-intentioned, but the people here don’t think so — they think he’s here making money,” said Leslie Voltaire, a former government official who worked with Clinton on post-earthquake reconstruction. “There is a lot of resentment about Clinton here. People have not seen results. . . . They say that Clinton used Haiti.”
In January, Haitian expatriates picketed the Clinton Foundation’s New York headquarters, demanding to know why more progress has not been made with the billions in international aid pledged after the quake.
Chris Matthews: He intimidates his opponents. He takes people like Jeb Bush and makes them look weak. He says “Low energy Jeb” and it works. He refers to somebody as ‘Little Marco’ because he’s not as tall as he is. He finds anybody’s weakness and turns it into something that destroys them. Now Hillary is a friend of yours and is a strong person. But he even did that weird thing where he looked over her like that Godzilla thing during the debate. What would you do in a debate with him if he tried that? If he came over and leaned over the back of you?
Governor McAuliffe: You’d have to pick him up off the floor.
Steven Pierre, Twitter engineer explains “shadow banning,” says “it’s going to ban a way of talking”
Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it”
Former Twitter Content Review Agent Mo Norai explains banning process: “if it was a pro-Trump thing and I’m anti-Trump… I banned his whole account… it’s at your discretion”
When asked if banning process was an unwritten rule, Norai adds “Very. A lot of unwritten rules… It was never written it was more said”
Olinda Hassan, Policy Manager for Twitter Trust and Safety explains, “we’re trying to ‘down rank’… shitty people to not show up,” “we’re working [that] on right now”
“Shadow banning” to be used to stealthily target political views- former Twitter engineer says, “that’s a thing”
Censorship of certain political viewpoints to be automated via “machine learning” according to Twitter software engineer
Parnay Singh, Twitter Direct Messaging Engineer, on machine learning algorithms, “you have like five thousand keywords to describe a redneck…” “the majority of it are for Republicans”
CNN counterterrorism expert Philip Mudd said Thursday night he is proud to be a “shitholer,” a term he coined on the spot as someone who is a descendant of a person who has come from a historically ‘shithole country.’ Earlier on Thursday, Trump, in reaction to an immigration deal that would provide for and protect immigrants from Haiti and Africa, called them “shithole countries.”
CNN’s Don Lemon let rip on President Donald Trump on Thursday night, after a report claimed he referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries.”
Lemon—who just last month was himself attacked by Trump on Twitter—opened Thursday’s CNN Tonight: “The President of the United States is racist.”
During a White House meeting Thursday about protection of immigrants, Trump allegedly said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” reported The Washington Post.
“Those comments are, frankly, disgusting,” Lemon continued. “They’re not shocking, not even really surprising, because this is who Donald Trump is—this is what he thinks.”
Later, during a heated panel discussion on Trump’s remarks, Lemon grew incensed by John Fredericks, Trump’s former presidential campaign co-chair in Virginia, who tried to claim that the issue wasn’t race, or Trump’s apparent bigotry, but a matter of economics. Fredericks told Lemon that making it a race issue was “easy and lazy.”
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) on Thursday rebuked his Democratic colleague Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) for her "offensive" characterization of immigration negotiators as "five white guys."
"That comment is offensive. I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done," Hoyer told Politico in a statement.
Pelosi's comments came after a reporter asked the House Minority Leader during a weekly press briefing about an immigration deal that would extend protections to recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and whether she knew who was specifically cutting the deal.
"Just stay tuned. Stay tuned," Pelosi said.
She confirmed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) was one of the negotiators before referring to the "five white guys."
"The ‘Five White Guys' I call them … You going to open a hamburger stand next or what?" Pelosi joked, prompting the reporters to laugh.
The other four "white guys" she referenced are Hoyer, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R., Texas), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.), and White House chief of staff John Kelly.
"That could have been done months ago," Pelosi added, referring to the recent negotiations between the group. "The very idea that this week they're saying, ‘oh let's get four white guys and Gen. Kelly to come and do this–'"
The U.S. Treasury and the IRS on Thursday put out new guidance and withholding tables for employers that incorporate changes from the new tax law.
Under those new tables, the Treasury estimates that 90% of people who get a paycheck are likely to see more in take-home pay, as soon as February. Employers will have until Feb. 15 to incorporate the changes in their payroll systems.
But for many taxpayers, they will need to assess whether the new tables really are withholding enough money so that they’re not saddled with a big bill when they file their taxes next year.
The major changes affecting individuals include new tax brackets, (mostly) lower income tax rates, a near-doubling of the standard deduction and the elimination of both personal exemptions as well as many itemized deductions.
The new tables are designed not only to best approximate the change in workers’ tax liability under the new law, but to do so in a way that “delivers benefits as soon as possible to as many people as possible with as little disruption as possible,” a senior Treasury official told reporters.
The IRS is not issuing new Form W-4s … yet. “We’ve constructed the tables so that most people should be accurately withheld if they leave their W-4 in place,” a senior IRS official noted.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday that her party will be using the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to hold events criticizing Republicans' tax reform law.
Speaking at a press conference, Pelosi said that, while a similar push against repealing Obamacare worked well last year, the tax reform bill has already become law. Still, she justified her push to discount the tax plan by noting that King supported equality and therefore would support Democrats' vision of "economic equality" through higher taxes on the wealthy.
"This year on Martin Luther King weekend, we honor his commitment to equality," Pelosi said. "Our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality."
Declaring the tax reform law a "scam," Pelosi outlined her plan to hold "teach-ins across the country" to oppose it.
"So this weekend, inspired by Dr. King's call for fairness, opportunity, and equal opportunity and equal access to equality, we honor him by holding teach-ins across the country, town hall teach-ins on the GOP tax scam," Pelosi said.
The California Democrat said it is important for people to understand that the tax law, which has led companies to increase wages and give out bonuses to employees, is actually damaging the economy and opportunities for Americans.
"It's really important for the American people to continue to realize how damaging the GOP tax scam is to our economy and to opportunities for all Americans," Pelosi said. "I'm very proud of the work that has been done by the outside groups to spread the word, to tell the stories of how different parts of the bill affected their communities."
Pelosi also said Thursday that the benefits people are receiving from the tax reform law are actually "crumbs." She added that it is "pathetic" for anyone to care about workers receiving more money when the wealthy primarily benefit.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, one of the richest members of Congress, dismissed the bonuses that many companies are giving to their workers due to lower tax rates as “crumbs” and “pathetic.”
“A number of bonuses — one of the bonuses was in a union contract and then they added a little more money to that. That same firm just told the employees they were going to be laying off 1,500 people and if they wanted to save their jobs, they could work 32 hours. In terms of the bonus that corporate America receives versus the crumbs they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic,” Pelosi said on Thursday in response to a question from The Daily Caller’s Kerry Picket. “And I would hope with their big advantage of bringing home at a very low rate that they would invest in infrastructure but our experience has been they will seek dividends and buy-backs. It is insignificant.”
A major St. Charles County employer will be closing its doors this June.
SERCO employees process Affordable Care Act applications at the company’s facility in Wentzville.
The company was awarded a $1 billion contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and operates several sites around the country.
On Wednesday a SERCO employee contacted News 4 after hearing the facility was planning to close.
Former President Barack Obama said that if you watch Fox News, you’re living on a different planet than those who get their news from other sources. The remarks came during an interview with David Letterman aired by Netflix on Friday.
Letterman presented Obama with two scenarios: is it more damaging to a Democracy if the head of government routinely criticizes the free press in that country or is it more damaging to have an outside entity influence election results?
“One of the biggest challenges we have to our democracy is the degree to which we don’t share a common baseline of facts,” Obama responded.
Obama then told a story about former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), who once told a colleague that he was entitled to his own opinion, but he was not entitled to his own facts.
“What the Russian’s exploited but it was already here, is we are operating in completely different information universes. If you watch Fox News, you are living on a different planet than you are if you listen to NPR,” Obama said.
During Obama’s presidency, his administration repeatedly battled with Fox News over what they considered to be biased coverage of the administration.
In 2009 Obama’s White House described Fox as “not a news network,” and chose to “exclude Fox from a round of interviews with the executive-pay czar Kenneth R. Feinberg.”
Then in 2013, reports indicated that the Obama administration secretly monitored Fox News reporter James Rosen.
Let me ask you a question. Picture a woman talking with a man on a reality television show. "Would you date me?" she asks.
"Not if you're a woman," he replies, trying to make his preferences known.
Then, in response, she tries to kiss the man. The advance is rejected, leading to the woman storming off.
Would anyone object to that? Probably not. A gay man facing something like this, it seems, would receive public support. But if a man did that to a woman, she'd be tweeting it with a #MeToo hashtag at the end.
Too bad R&B singer Ginuwine isn't getting the same consideration.
You see, this exact scenario happened to him on the UK version of the TV show "Big Brother." The only difference was that the woman was a transgender and Ginuwine has no interest in trans women.
Washington Free Beacon reporter Elizabeth Harrington said Thursday that Congress is running out of time to strike a budget deal, since Democrats refuse to cooperate to avert a government shutdown.
Fox Business host Charles Payne asked Harrington whether Congress would work out a spending deal, and she said it would be difficult to do in eight days as long as Democrats take a hard line. She said Democrats are demanding a Dream Act for those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but despite a bipartisan meeting to address the matter on Tuesday, they have not been especially willing to move forward on border security.
"It is especially difficult when the Democrats are not willing to negotiate on anything," Harrington said. "They want the DREAM Act, they want DACA, in exchange for nothing on border security, the wall or anything."
"I don't think you will see a deal in eight days if that is how the Democrats are approaching it," she added.
Harrington also criticized Congress for resorting to continuing resolutions in the past, rather than passing a long-term budget. Payne mentioned Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) may be likely to use the option again given the current stalemate.
"A lot of people are really tired of this," Harrington said. "We've seen it throughout the past, since Obama was president … continuing resolutions, constantly kicking the can down the road, not getting a long-term deal."
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle struggled to comprehend reality on her show Wednesday morning, making several baseless, wrong, and hypocritical claims in a period of about 90 seconds.
Ruhle undermined the point of her own rant, criticism of President Trump for attending the World Economic Forum in Switzerland later this month, when she quickly admitted that she has also attended the conference at Davos Resort in the past.
“An ‘America First’ agenda is the opposite of what is welcome at the World Economic Forum,” she said, now posturing herself as a proponent of Trump’s nationalist agenda. The MSNBC host added that the conference “was the exact opposite of the president’s ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign.”
Introducing a panel, Ruhle then remarked to one of her guests that they both had attended Davos in the past.
The MSNBC host also got basic facts about the conference wrong, saying that WEF participants describe themselves as “Davos Men,” citing a critical definition of the term.
“[Attendees of the conference] consider themselves, there’s an actual definition, ‘Davos Men,'” Ruhle said, referencing a epithet invented by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington about globalist elites at the event.
A helpless toddler was found locked in his home with the bodies of his two dead grandparents.
The tiny tot was discovered by police who broke down the door after people reported not seeing the married couple for days.
The boy was living with his granddad and grandma while both his parents worked away.
The couple, aged in their 60s, worked as small-time food vendors and customers contacted relatives when they failed to show up for three days.
Authorities sent to investigate broke open the door to find the toddler crying in the sitting room, repeatedly calling for "granddad" and "grandma".
He had not eaten for at least two days, police said, with the coroner suggesting the couple had died within minutes of each other some 48 hours before.
The unnamed boy has since been taking to hospital where he is slowly being nursed back to health, while his parents have also been contacted and are expected to arrive back in the Taiwanese city of Keelung City, where the boy was staying.
Investigators said there appeared to be no signs of struggle inside the home.
Carbon monoxide poisoning has also been ruled out.
Six volunteer firefighters in Virginia, including two department leaders, accused of allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old girl and then posting video of it on social media have been charged in connection with the case,
Virginia State Police confirmed on Tuesday.Police have charged 26-year-old Nathan Hirschberg, 24-year-old Andrew Key, 36-year-old Dale King, 21-year-old Bradly Marlin, 32-year-old Christopher Pangle and 25-year-old Fabian Sosa with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The misdemeanor could bring up to 12 months in jail and/or $2,500 in fines.
A New York woman who reportedly told police she was the victim of an acid attack has recanted her story, cops said.
Lizzie Dunn, 52, told CBS New York she was attacked Monday morning in Staten Island by a stranger who, she claimed, tossed a caustic substance in her face, inflicting serious burns.
Dunn told police at the time that she was alone at a bus stop around 11 a.m. when a woman asked her for cigarettes and money.