News from Around the Web for Feb 2, 2024

News From Around the Web

#10 DeSantis Sends National Guard Troops to Texas Border - Lauren Sforza for The Hill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Thursday he will be deploying members of the National Guard to “assist” Texas at the southern border, where Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has declared an invasion amid a surge in migrant border crossings. DeSantis said he will be sending members of the Florida National Guard and members of the Florida State Guard to help Texas “in its efforts to stop the invasion at the southern border.” The announcement stated that Florida has offered up to 1,000 of its National Guard members “based on Texas’s needs.”

#9 FEC Filings: Rep. Cori Bush, Already Under DOJ Investigation, Paid Husband Additional $17,500 in 2023 - Olivia Rondeau for Breitbart

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) is already under federal investigation for her alleged misuse of taxpayer funds to pay her husband a six-figure sum for “private security.” Now, new filings are showing that she paid him an additional $17,500 in 2023. The Missouri progressive became the subject of a Justice Department probe Monday when the agency served the U.S. House sergeant at arms with a grand jury subpoena, Breitbart News reported at the time. According to Punchbowl News, which first broke the story, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking records related to Bush’s misspending of taxpayer funds allocated to representatives for personal security...

#8 ‘Squad’ Members Tlaib and Bush Sole Votes Against Bill to Bar Oct. 7 Attackers From Entering US - Rachel Schilke for Washington Examiner

Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Cori Bush (D-MO) were the only House members to vote against a bill that would bar Hamas members and those who participated in the attacks against Israel last year from entering the United States. The House passed the bill, No Immigration Benefits for Hamas Terrorists Act, 422-2-1, on Wednesday evening. Rep. Delia Ramirez (D-IL) voted present, and Tlaib and Bush were the sole votes against the measure, which now heads to the Senate...

#7 Dems Blame Kia and Hyundai for Uptick in Car Thefts, Pressure Fed Government to Issue Recall - Candace Hathaway for Blaze Media

coalition of elected leaders from across the country are placing blame on car manufacturers Kia and Hyundai for the recent uptick in vehicle thefts. The group's members recently renewed calls for the federal government to force a recall. On Wednesday, Seattle City Council member Tammy Morales (D) joined a virtual press conference with other members of the Councilmembers Against Car Thefts coalition to urge the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall for the automobile manufacturers' 2011-2021 models, KIRO-TV reported...

#6 Alzheimer's Disease Found to be Transmitted Through Medical Procedures Decades Ago, Study FindsMelissa Rudy for Fox News

Researchers emphasize that dementia is ‘not contagious’ and these were ‘extraordinary occurrences.’ Alzheimer’s disease has been considered something that happens from within, generally speaking — but for the first time, researchers have identified cases that were triggered by a specific medical treatment. The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s, is caused by a buildup of amyloid proteins in the brain, with risk factors including age, family history, unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, and certain medical conditions. But in a study published in Nature Medicine, researchers from University College London (UCL) linked growth hormone treatments to the development of Alzheimer’s, according to a UCL press release...

#5 J6 Committee Admits Its Show Trials Were An Election-Year Publicity Stunt - Tristan Justice for The Federalist

Key members of the since-disbanded Select Committee on January 6th admitted in a new PBS documentary that the entire operation was an election-year publicity stunt. On Wednesday, Frontline PBS published a new documentary, “Democracy on Trial,” chronicling the House committee’s work. Pivotal players on the partisan probe conceded in the two-and-half-hour documentary that the panel’s public performances produced for prime-time television were orchestrated as entertainment media...

#4 So, WHY Are Journalists So Liberal? - Ken Lacort for The Blaze

At this point, we may be too far gone to turn this train around. In the real world, there are roughly as many Republicans as Democrats. In America’s newsrooms, however, it’s an ideological black hole. A study by Syracuse University’s journalism school found that just 3.4% of American journalists identify as Republicans. This isn’t just an imbalance; it’s a comedic farce of epic proportions. But nobody’s laughing. The number is an all-time low for conservative journalists. Ten years ago, a whopping 7% of all journalists identified as Republicans. In the ’70s, about a quarter of journalists identified as Republican. Democrats, on the other hand, were just over 36% of journalists in the most recent study, a ratio of nearly 11 to 1...

#3 NYC Inks Another Set of Emergency Hotel Contracts to House Migrants — at $137M Price Tag - Craig McCarthy for the New York Post 

Mayor Eric Adams’ administration has signed another series of emergency hotel deals — with a total $137 million price tag — to house the thousands of migrants heading to NYC each week, The Post has learned. Eight hotels in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Manhattan will add more than 750 rooms for asylum-seeker families with kids, according to city records about the latest batch of contracts, inked over the last two weeks...

#2 90,000 Criminals Caught at Border Under Biden, Former CBP Chief Mark Morgan Says - Charlotte Hazard for Just the News

Former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said Thursday that over the past three years, law enforcement apprehended tens of thousands of criminals crossing the southern border. "The last 36 months for example, CBP has apprehended over 90,000 criminals trying to come into our country," Morgan said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "90,000, including murderers, rapists, pedophiles, aggravated felons and gang members. That's who they apprehended." The Biden administration has faced scrutiny over border security amid the surge in illegal crossings.

#1 Joshua Schulte, Largest Leaker of CIA Material in History, Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison - Aaron Katersky for ABC News

Joshua Schulte, who was convicted of orchestrating the largest leak of classified material in CIA history, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday. Schulte, 35, handed WikiLeaks a trove of CIA cyber-espionage tools known as Vault 7, in what federal prosecutors called "some of the most heinous, brazen violations of the Espionage Act in American history." He was convicted in July 2022 of illegally handling classified information and obstruction of justice after an earlier trial had ended in a hung jury. WikiLeaks began publishing the classified data from the stolen CIA files, the first of 26 disclosures, on March 7, 2017...

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Pizza Hut Location Goes Viral After Closing for ‘Unforeseen Circumcisions’ - Patrick Reilly for The New York Post

No tips required at this pizza shop. A Canadian Pizza Hut is going viral after employees posted a sign on its front door with an unfortunate typo. “Due to unforeseen circumcisions the dining room will be closed tonight,” the sign on the restaurant in Timmins, northern Ontario, read last week, according to CTV News. “Sorry for the inconvenience.” The hilarious sign was ridiculed online, where it quickly went viral. “The perfect typo doesn’t ex—” quipped one X user. “Star Trek” legend George Takei joked back, “Typos are my worst enema!” Takei’s tweet was viewed more than 85,000 times. The restaurant had a good sense of humor about the response — and even put up a new sign offering a new cheeky deal to customers.

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