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21 Protesters Arrested Outside Senate Office Building In DC Amid Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

(Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
(Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Multiple groups – both for and against Barrett’s confirmation – gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court before the hearings began, WUSA9 reported. Those arrested were charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.” One was charged with “unlawful conduct,” police said.

“At approximately 8:35 a.m., United States Capitol Police responded to unlawful demonstration activities outside of the Dirksen Senate Office Building,” said Eva Malecki, communications director of the Capitol Police.

Jay-Z pays bail, citation fees for Black Lives Matter protesters arrested in Wisconsin

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Violent riots broke out in the city last week after Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced that no charges would be brought against Joseph Mensah, the black Wisconsin police officer involved in the Feb. 2 shooting.

On Thursday, the Wauwatosa Police Department announced that several protesters were arrested for being in violation of the city’s curfew.

In the press release Friday, Team ROC blasted the arrests and called on Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to appoint a special prosecutor.

New York Supreme Court Dismisses Fordham First Amendment Case

Fordham University
Fordham University

Fordham senior Austin Tong filed a lawsuit against the university in July for disciplining him for posing with a legally owned firearm on social media. Judge Carol R. Edmead dismissed the suit as “meritless,” as private universities reserve the right to restrict free expression.

“It’s a ridiculously odd and unseen court decision,” Tong told the Washington Free-Beacon. “Despite the disappointing amount of political bias, we’re optimistic about the steps ahead that will come soon.”

Despite its name, the New York Supreme Court is not the state’s highest court, so Tong and his legal team can appeal the decision.

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FDA list of fraudulent coronavirus products grows

The list now amounts to 118 firms, 72% of which are listed in a “corrective status,” meaning the products of concern are no longer sold.

The latest sellers dinged by FDA and Federal Trade Commission were Griffo Botanicals and Prairie Dawn Herbs.

Both companies offer herbal products cloaked with claims to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose or cure coronavirus, the FDA wrote.

Man arrested for allegedly stuffing razor blades into pizza dough at Maine supermarket

Nicholas Mitchell Maine Department of Corrections
Nicholas Mitchell Maine Department of Corrections

Nicholas Mitchell, 38, was being sought by police after a customer at a grocery store in Maine reported finding the razor blades hidden inside of a prepackaged Portland Pie pizza dough that had been purchased from a Hannaford’s Supermarket.

Police said Mitchell was a former associate at a company that produced supplies for Portland Pie.

On Sunday, the Saco Police Department announced on Facebook that a nearby department in New Hampshire had taken Mitchell into custody in connection with the food tampering case. 

“Hannaford Supermarkets has issued a recall for all Portland Pie cheese and Portland Pie fresh dough sold in the deli department,” the company said in a statement on its website.

Exclusive – Watch: Miami Anti-Socialist Caravan Makes History, Attracting 30,000 Vehicles

Gutiérrez-Boronat – the co-founder of the Cuban Democratic Directorate, a human rights non-profit – joined a coalition of Cuban, Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Chilean, Uruguayan, and other groups to create a “patriotic committee” responsible for the event.

The caravan doubled as both a public display of rejection to left-wing totalitarianism and a “drive-in” seminar on the history of communism – participants tuned into Miami’s 670 AM La Poderosa to listen to experts, including this Breitbart News journalist, discuss the destructive history and legacy of communism around the world.

Gutiérrez-Boronat told Breitbart News that the success of the event – particularly in attracting people of all ages, nationalities, and backgrounds – was unprecedented in decades of activism against socialism.

California police arrest 76 after Lakers’ celebration turns ‘violent and destructive’

Police on horseback move people back as rowdy fans celebrate, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals to win the championship.
Police on horseback move people back as rowdy fans celebrate, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the championship. (AP Photo/Jintak Han)
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More than 1,000 Lakers fans gathered in downtown Los Angeles late Monday night to celebrate their team’s 106-93 win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Finals, but things quickly escalated when some participants began throwing glass bottles and rocks at law enforcement. 

“Unruly individuals mixed within the crowd began throwing glass bottles, rocks, and other projectiles at officers. 

That is when an unlawful assembly was declared, and only a limited number of people complied and began to disperse.

 A larger portion of the group broke off and began vandalizing businesses while continuing to engage in violent behavior, some aimed at responding officers.”

CDC Study Finds Overwhelming Majority Of People Getting Coronavirus Wore Masks

A study conducted in the United States in July found that when they compared 154 “case-patients,” who tested positive for COVID-19, to a control group of 160 participants from the same health care facility who were symptomatic but tested negative, over 70 percent of the case-patients were contaminated with the virus and fell ill despite “always” wearing a mask.

“In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of case-patients and 74% of control participants reported always using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public,” the report stated.

In addition, over 14 percent of the case-patients said they “often” wore a face covering and were still infected with the virus. The study also demonstrates that under 4 percent of the case-patients became sick with the virus even though they “never” wore a mask or face covering.

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CNN skips historic Amy Coney Barrett hearing, gets bashed

Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

The unprecedented news event was aired by MSNBC and Fox News as CNN largely ignored the early session.

“Aside from missing out on partisan commentaries from Senators that could just as easily be delivered by Brianna Keilar or Anderson Cooper, it’s sadly not surprising that CNN has shown little interest in the hearing,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck told Fox News.

“It’s as if the hearing hasn’t been going on this morning.

Just as soon as the statements from Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Feinstein concluded, CNN bailed,” Houck added. “And then it was back to their predictable drivel, trying to strike fear into the hearts of viewers on coronavirus and offer newscasts that are in-kind donations to the Biden campaign.”

Chicago Gangs | Full Measure

More than 600 people have been killed in Chicago this year so far, as some push to defund the police there.

But if you follow the crime trail, it leads far beyond the Windy City to the U.S./Mexico Border.

We take a look at the root of Chicago’s legendary violence and the latest uptick.

‘I thought it was somebody playing a prank’: Man finds dozens of ballots in California trash

The trash cans are located in Santa Monica and contained several dozen ballots, as well as other mail such as bank statements and bills.

All of the mail was addressed to homes in the area.

“I thought it was somebody playing a prank,” he said. “Nobody’s going to throw ballot envelopes in the trash can.”

Jimenez alerted authorities to his discovery.

Separately, authorities in San Bernardino County also reported two batches of discarded mail found on city blocks last week.

In Los Angeles, another person found discarded ballots near an ATM.

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Politics:

Cuomo Dodges on Whether Sending COVID Patients into Nursing Homes Was a Mistake

On Monday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Today,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) dodged on whether it was a mistake to send COVID-positive patients back into nursing homes.

Co-host Willie Geist asked, “So, with 33,000, nearly, people dead in the state of New York, what have you learned, as you write about in the book, about the early stages that you can apply to later?

For example, was it a mistake to send those COVID-positive patients back into nursing homes?”

After Cuomo criticized the federal government’s response, Geist cut in to ask, “Governor, did you make any mistakes in this process? You’re talking about the federal government. What about you?”

Joe Biden will ‘obviously not be ruling’ if he’s elected

Commentary/Opinion:
If Joe Biden is elected president he will “obviously not be ruling” rather the extreme left of his party will be, according to Australian law professor David Flint.

“He is certainly not the candidate which should be the person being considered as president of the United States,” professor Flint told Sky News host Alan Jones.

“The Democratic Party is not the Democratic Party which we knew.

“It has been captured by the far left.”

Amy Coney Barrett’s Opening Statement Was So Perfect Even Dems Are Having a Hard Time Attacking It

Amy Coney Barrett’s opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation to the Supreme Court was so perfect even the Dems are having a hard time attacking it.

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Hilton: Dem leadership will eliminate opportunities in Black communities

Commentary/Opinion:
Steve Hilton says ‘the choice in the election is clear;’ Trump will expand opportunity while Biden will crush it.

Flynn’s attorney reacts to newly declassified docs in Russia origins probe

Michael Flynn’s Attorney Sidney Powell weighs in on the newly declassified documents alleging Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the Russia investigation.

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How to Steal an Election: Mail-In Ballots

What’s the difference between absentee balloting and universal mail-in balloting?

The latter might sound like a great idea, but is it really?

Eric Eggers of the Government Accountability Institute answers this vitally important question.

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Jane Fonda Spills the Beans!

commentary/Opinion:
In a moment of honesty, Jane Fonda spills the beans.

It’s about time someone admitted it.

Here’s the Simple Truth.

Twitter ‘doing all it can’ to make President Trump ‘lose the election’

Commentary/Opinion:
Sky News host Andrew Bolt says the company Twitter is doing all it can now to “make Donald Trump lose next month’s election”.

“It’s frightening, it shows you the power of social media giants,” Mr Bolt said.

Following US President Donald Trump’s recent recovery from COVID-19, he tweeted out a message providing an update of his condition.

“A total and complete sign off from White House Doctors yesterday. That means I can’t get it (immune), and can’t give it. Very nice to know!!!” the president tweeted.

The president’s tweet was subsequently hit with a Twitter violation saying the message had violated the rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.

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World News:

Brussels eyes bigger stick to take on Big Tech

European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager | Bart Maat/AFP via Getty Images
European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager | Bart Maat/AFP via Getty Images

The European Commission is beefing up its weapons to take on Big Tech.

Under Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, the bloc’s executive arm is planning to merge two major legislative initiatives on competition into a single text, EU officials told POLITICO.

One is the so-called New Competition Tool, a market investigation tool that would allow competition enforcers to act more swiftly and forcefully. The other is a part of the Digital Services Act, a new set of rules due to be unveiled in December for companies like Google, Apple and Amazon.

Combined, the new powers would be known as the Digital Markets Act and would carry a hefty wallop for tech giants in its crosshairs.

Liberal MPs back Berejiklian after secret relationship bombshell

Shocked Liberal MPs are backing NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian after Monday’s extraordinary ICAC hearing which revealed she was formerly involved in a secret relationship with a disgraced former MP facing corruption allegations.

At the ICAC hearing, the NSW Premier testified to the corruption watchdog that she was in a “close personal relationship” with Mr Maguire who is being investigated for allegedly using his public office for personal gain.

The Premier concedes she ”stuffed up her personal life,” describing herself as an “intensely private person”.

NSW One Nation Leader Mark Latham has declared “under her own code of conduct she has to resign.”

Jerusalem approves IL-UAE Abraham Accords; COVID-related unrest intensifies-TV7 Israel News 12.10.20

1) Israel’s government officially approves the Abraham Peace Accords with the United Arab Emirates.

2) The Corona-related nation-wide lockdown, with close to one million job seekers, increasingly challenges Israel’s domestic resilience and stability.

3) A meeting by Jerusalem’s corona-cabinet is set to deliberate an exist strategy from the presiding nation-wide shutdown; amid a rapidly mounting public outcry.

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Brexit Britain May Scrap EU Rules Which Send Shipbuilding Overseas

Ben Birchall - WPA Pool/Getty Images
Ben Birchall – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Once the world’s premier shipbuilding hub, the United Kingdom has for many years been losing out not just to much larger low-wage and low-safety economies like China, but also to advanced and relatively small countries like South Korea.

Brexit campaigners have long argued that this decline is due in no small part to EU competition and tendering laws, which prohibit the government from supporting shipbuilding by reserving anything but “sensitive” warship contracts for domestic firms.

For example, a much-delayed £1.5 billion contract to build Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels has been exposed to bids from Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and South Korean yards, with the government’s Ministry of Defence confirming foreign firms could offer their services in August — causing much controversy.

Judges Block Deportation of Migrant Drug Dealer, Cite ‘Human Rights’

Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

An immigration tribunal judge had ruled that deporting the drug dealer would infringe on the European right to a family life, codified by the Labour-era Human Rights Act which the Conservatives have declined to repeal, as he has a “partner” and children in Britain.

The Home Office, the government department with broad responsibility for law enforcement, border control, and immigration, managed to get this decision overturned by a second, more senior immigration judge on appeal — but the convicted criminal is now back on top after yet another hearing before the Court of Appeal.

The migrant’s “steps after release to rehabilitate himself, his changed family circumstances, and his own evidence of his current attitude towards his offending, entitled the judge to conclude that he was most unlikely to reoffend and to treat that as having some weight in the assessment of whether there were very compelling circumstances outweighing the public interest in his deportation,” claimed Lord Justice Popplewell in his ruling, siding with the first immigration judge.

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UK Govt Floats Idea of Disabling Migrant Boats with Nets

Luke Dray/Getty Images
Luke Dray/Getty Images

The latest scheme to reduce illegal immigration into the UK was floated by Clandestine Channel Threat Commander Dan O’Mahoney, who claimed that the method is “very close” to being deployed and that it would represent a “safe return tactic”.

“We definitely are very, very close to being able to operationalise a safe return tactic where we make an intervention safely on a migrant vessel, take migrants on board our vessel and then take them back to France. The problem with that currently is that the French won’t accept them back to France,” O’Mahoney told The Telegraph.

He said that the net scheme will be one of many “which we may deploy over the next few months. But given that we’re not using them yet I’m not at liberty to go into detail about them … 

‘Open Knowledge in the Community’ that Huddersfield Mosque Is Breaking COVID Rules, Claims Worshipper

Markazi Jamia Masjid Ghausia in Lockwood
Markazi Jamia Masjid Ghausia in Lockwood

A local source said that the mosque had held secret prayer services over the past week, despite management’s claims that the mosque was shut after one worshipper died of coronavirus and a member of the management has been hospitalised with the virus.

The source supplied the local YorkshireLive news outlet photo and video evidence allegedly showing the staff at the mosque who are responsible for implementing a track and trace system failing to abide by social distancing and mask requirements.

The whistleblower also said that Imam Umar Hayat and other members of the management had not implemented proper safety restrictions.

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Authorities at Heathrow Airport seize $2.48M from luggage of woman involved in alleged money laundering scheme

Tara Hanlon, of Leeds, West Yorkshire, was arrested on Oct. 3 while waiting to board a flight to Dubai, the U.K. Border Force confirmed in a news release. Authorities searched her bags and confiscated the stacks of cash, which amounted to the largest cash seizure by the force in all of 2020.

“This is the largest individual cash seizure at the border so far in 2020 and I am delighted with the efforts of Border Force officers,” said Chris Philp, the minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts.

“Preventing the export of undeclared cash from the UK is a vital step in clamping down on organized criminal gangs.”

Commentary/Opinion:

5 Popular Myths About Home Schooling, Busted

Like the rest of the world, the coronavirus has thrown a wrench into America’s schooling system. Some districts are seeing increases up to 175 percent in the number of home schooling families.

Instead of dealing with online instruction or a teacher’s strike, many families rightly think they’d do a better job of educating their kids at home.

Despite its rising popularity, however, there are still several popular myths about home schooling. Having grown up in a home-school, I’ve encountered many of these falsities.

They weigh on the minds of those who choose this option and prevent others from making the choice.

Here are five verifiably false myths that, unfortunately, continue to follow home schooling around and unfairly tarnish its reputation.

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TRIGGER WARNING: Happy Columbus Day

Was Christopher Columbus really the evil, genocidal, tyrannical maniac the Left paints him to be?

Liz Wheeler.

Scientists Forced To Take Woke Pledges To Get Funding (Pt. 1) | Gad Saad | ACADEMIA | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Gad Saad (evolutionary psychologist, author, The Parasitic Mind) about how diversity and equity pledges are beginning to compromise scientific inquiry, how he’s been treated on campus since becoming an outspoken heterodox thinker, and what you can do to fight back against the woke indoctrination of your child in public schools by woke school curriculums.

Gad talks about the dangers of idea pathogens.

This is the label he applies to the dangerous ideas of identity politics, intersectionality and social justice that have infected people’s brains like a parasite.

Gad shares how deeply these religious-like ideas of diversity and equity have penetrated the university system.

These kinds of ideas run counter to the philosophy of science and the scientific method.

How can we trust scientific inquiry that prioritizes the race of it’s scientists over critical thinking and the pursuit of truth?

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