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Senate Panel Authorizes Subpoenas for CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, Google

Senate Panel Authorizes Subpoenas for CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, Google

BY ZACHARY STIEBER A Senate chairman plans on sending subpoenas to the CEOs of three technology giants amid a push to alter the liability protections that currently shield the companies from lawsuits. Senate Commerce Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined to accept invitations to testify before his committee, necessitating […]

Gabbard Highlights Bipartisan Bill Seeking to Ban Ballot Harvesting After Minnesota Allegations

Gabbard Highlights Bipartisan Bill Seeking to Ban Ballot Harvesting After Minnesota Allegations

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Former Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) joined with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) to introduce a bill this month that would put pressure on states that let third-parties collect mail-in ballots from voters, a practice known as ballot harvesting. “Right now, there are still many states in our country that allow for something called […]

Democrats ‘Can’t Stop’ Barrett From Being Confirmed: Top Senate Democrat

Democrats ‘Can’t Stop’ Barrett From Being Confirmed: Top Senate Democrat

BY ZACHARY STIEBER The number two Democrat in the Senate on Sunday said his party cannot stop Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed. “We can slow it down [by] perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most, but we can’t stop the outcome,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on ABC’s “This Week.” Durbin was responding to a […]

Trump Meets With California Governor for Briefing on Wildfires

Trump Meets With California Governor for Briefing on Wildfires

BY ZACHARY STIEBER President Donald Trump met with California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other officials on Sept. 14 to receive a briefing on the wildfires raging in the state. The president later addressed the California National Guard before departing for a roundtable with supporters in Arizona. Newsom, a Democrat, said it was good to have the president and members of […]

Study: Hundreds of BLM Demonstrations Involved Violence

Study: Hundreds of BLM Demonstrations Involved Violence

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Hundreds of Black Lives Matter demonstrations involved violence, according to a new study. Approximately 7 percent of demonstrations linked to the movement between May 24 and Aug. 22 in the United States involved violence, according to researchers with the U.S. Crisis Monitor, a joint project between the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) […]

California Prosecutor: ‘Need’ of Looters Should Be Considered When Mulling Charges

California Prosecutor: ‘Need’ of Looters Should Be Considered When Mulling Charges

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Prosecutors in a California county are being told to take into account the “need” of people accused of looting when deciding whether to file charges. New guidelines tell prosecutors at the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office to consider: “Was this theft offense substantially motivated by the state of emergency, or simply a theft offense which […]

Sacramento DA: Planned Attack on Office Was Led by Antifa

Sacramento DA: Planned Attack on Office Was Led by Antifa

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Intelligence indicates that the recent attack on the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office was planned and led by the Antifa extremist group. “There is no question that there was a planned attack on our office, and now that we have more intelligence, we understand that much of it was led by Antifa,” Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, […]

Trump Tours Damage From Riots in Kenosha, Promises to Help Businesses Rebuild

Trump Tours Damage From Riots in Kenosha, Promises to Help Businesses Rebuild

BY ZACHARY STIEBER President Donald Trump on Tuesday met with business owners affected by the riots in Kenosha that took place last week in the Wisconsin city, along with law enforcement officials. The president flew to Illinois before being driven across state lines to survey damage inflicted by marauders that began on Aug. 23, hours after the police shooting […]

29 People, 2 With Loaded Guns, Arrested During Riot in Portland

29 People, 2 With Loaded Guns, Arrested During Riot in Portland

BY ZACHARY STIEBER Two people with loaded handguns were arrested during rioting in Portland overnight Sunday, just one day after a man was shot dead downtown. Unrest—primarily riots, broken up by occasional peaceful nights—has taken place in Oregon’s largest city since May 28. A crowd of about 150 people marched to the Penumbra Kelly Building, which houses the Multnomah […]

Sen. Rand Paul: People Who Accosted Me in DC Were Trying to Kill Me

Sen. Rand Paul: People Who Accosted Me in DC Were Trying to Kill Me

BY ZACHARY STIEBER An angry mob in Washington on Friday surrounded Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his wife as well as other lawmakers, including state Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat who supports President Donald Trump. Video footage showed Paul, who was brutally assaulted by his neighbor several years ago, protected from the crowd by police officers. Paul and several […]