News from Around the Web for Feb 28, 2024

News From Around the Web


#10 Attor­ney Gen­er­al Ken Pax­ton Wins Case Chal­leng­ing $1.7 Tril­lion Fed­er­al Fund­ing Bill Passed Uncon­sti­tu­tion­al­ly With Less Than Half of U.S. Con­gress Phys­i­cal­ly Present 
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton secured a major victory in defense of the United States Constitution, with a court ruling that the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package was unlawfully passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022 without a quorum physically present as constitutionally required. The Court enjoined the defendants—the United States Attorney General, the United States Department of Justice, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and their officials—from enforcing a provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 against the State of Texas that was proved to impose unjust cost burdens on the State...

#9 GOP Lawmaker Accuses Nonprofit Charity of Sponsoring Migrant Later Charged With Killing a GA Student - Elizabeth Elkind for Fox News

A GOP lawmaker accused a nonprofit shelter network of sponsoring a migrant who was recently accused of killing a Georgia nursing student, letting him use its federally funded resources after he entered the U.S. illegally and before he allegedly committed the crime. Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, sent a letter to Covenant House, a national network of youth homeless shelters, saying that Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) documents indicate that Jose Ibarra, 26, used a New York facility as his sponsor address after he crossed the border in September 2022. Covenant House denied sponsoring Ibarra...

#8 Today in Tech Layoffs: Sony Interactive and Expedia - Brandon Vigliarolo for The Register

Sony's gaming wing has become the latest technology org to announce broad layoffs, including the complete closure of the London office of PlayStation Studios amid other headcount reductions. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced the move in a pair of statements on Tuesday, one of which included an internal memo sent by CEO Jim Ryan to employees. In the letter, the big cheese said SIE planned to cut eight percent of its staff, or about 900 people, worldwide...

#7  Actor Gary Sinise's Son Dead Following Battle With Rare Form of Cancer - Sarah Rumpf-Whitten & Ashley Hume for Fox News

Gary Sinise's son, McCanna "Mac" Sinise, has died from a rare form of cancer. He was 33. The Gary Sinise Foundation shared the news on Instagram of Sinise's death on Tuesday, with the caption, "In Honor & Memory of McCanna ‘Mac’ Sinise 1990-2024." In a statement, the foundation said that on August 8, 2018, Mac was diagnosed with a very rare cancer called chordoma. The foundation said chordoma is a cancer that originates in the spine and only affects an average of 300 people in the U.S. per year. In a lengthy tribute to Mac that Sinise shared on his website, the 68-year-old actor revealed that his son died on Jan. 5, 2024, at 3:25 p.m. and was laid to rest on Jan. 23...


#6 TSA PreCheck No Longer Requires ID or Boarding Pass at More Airports — Here Are Which Ones and Why - Adriana Diaz for The New York Post

New TSA PreCheck technologies are taking off. TSA PreCheck members will no longer be required to show their ID or boarding pass at certain airports. United Airlines has begun offering PreCheck customers a touchless experience during bag drop and security checkpoints at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), as well as partial service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). “We recently launched TSA PreCheck® Touchless ID at O’Hare International Airport, which allows travelers* to seamlessly drop off their bags and make it quickly through security – all without having to present an ID,” a United spokesperson told The Points Guy...

#5 Democrat NYC Mayor Eric Adams Calls for Changing ‘Sanctuary City’ Law that Protected Laken Riley’s Accused Killer - John Binder for Breitbart and Maria Bartiromo
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) is calling for changes to the city’s “sanctuary” policy that helped an illegal alien walk free without being turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, who is now accused of kidnapping and murdering 22-year-old Laken Riley in Athens, Georgia. “For those who are committing crimes, we need to modify the sanctuary city law that if you commit a felony or a violent act, we should be able to turn you over to ICE and have you deported,” Adams said at a town hall on Monday in Brooklyn...

#4 Jeb Bush Comes to Trump’s Defense After $355M Fraud Judgment - Emma Colton for Fox News and KanekoaTheGreat on X

Former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came to the defense of former President Trump in a Wall Street Journal op-ed slamming the recent New York civil fraud court case that ordered the 45th president to pay a $354.8 million fine plus interest. "Every American has a right to be critical of Mr. Trump’s politics—one of us ran against him in 2016," reads Bush’s op-ed, titled, "Elon Musk and Donald Trump Cases Imperil the Rule of Law."  "…But equality before the law is precious, and these rulings represent a crisis not only for the soundness of our courts but for the business environment that has allowed the U.S. to prosper," the opinion piece continued. "If these rulings stand, the damage could cascade through the economy, creating fear of arbitrary enforcement against entrepreneurs who seek public office or raise their voices as citizens in a way that politicians dislike."

#3 Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Accused of Sexual Harassment and Assault by Producer on His Latest Album - Diana Dasrath and Janelle Griffith for NBC News

Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones says “his life has been detrimentally impacted” since he worked with Combs. Sean “Diddy” Combs was sued Monday in federal court by a producer on his most recent album, who accuses the music mogul of sexually harassing, drugging, and threatening him over more than a year. The producer, Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, says in the lawsuit that he lived and traveled with Combs from September 2022 to November 2023, during which time he recorded hours of video and audio of Combs, his staff, and others “engaging in serious illegal activity.”

#2 Migrant Shelter Plan For One of Boston's Most Expensive Neighborhoods Making Some Furious - Tammy Mutasa for CBS News

Some residents of Fort Point in the Seaport are outraged about a plan to open an emergency overflow shelter for migrants in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Boston. They were angry and frustrated at a community meeting Tuesday night because they didn't get a lot of answers. "How is it a done deal when you cannot answer these questions," a resident said at the meeting. Fuming neighbors grilled state officials about the 80 migrants who will call 24 Farnsworth Street a temporary home. The office space owned by the Unitarian Universalist Association will be turned into the latest overflow shelter. In January, the Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury was flipped from a community center to a shelter. Safety and security, location, and facilities topping the concerns in Fort Point...

#1 Supreme Court Weighs Trump Ban on Gun 'Bump Stocks' - Lawrence Hurley for NBC News and Lindsay Whitehurst for The AP

The ban was imposed by the Trump administration after the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas and is being defended by the Biden administration. The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments on whether the federal government had the authority to ban "bump stocks," a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic rifles to fire more quickly. The prohibition was imposed by the Trump administration after the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017 in which Stephen Paddock used bump stock-equipped firearms to open fire on a country music festival, initially killing 58 people...



And Now for Something Special smiley

Javier Milei Delivers Argentina’s First Surplus in Over a Decade - Jon Miltimore for The Catalyst and RFK Jr.

Argentines witnessed something amazing last week: the government’s first budget surplus in nearly a dozen years. The Economy Ministry announced the figures Friday, and the government was $589 million in the black. Argentina’s surplus comes on the heels of ambitious cuts in federal spending pushed by newly-elected President Javier Milei that included slashing bureaucracy, eliminating government publicity campaigns, reducing transportation subsidies, pausing all monetary transfers to local governments, and devaluing the peso...


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