News from Around the Web for Mar 6, 2024

News From Around the Web


#10 New Obstruction of Justice Crimes Levied Against Sen. Bob Menendez in Rewritten Indictment - Larry Neumeister for AP News

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife face new charges that they obstructed justice while they were being investigated over allegations that they accepted bribes of gold bars, cash, and a luxury car from three favor-seeking New Jersey businessmen. The obstruction charges were added Tuesday to a rewritten indictment returned against the Democrat and his wife, Nadine. In a statement, the senator called the additions “a flagrant abuse of power.” “I am innocent and will prove it no matter how many charges they continue to pile on,” Menendez said...

#9 Charles Barkley Threatens to Assault Black Trump Supporters, But His CNN Cohost Quickly Steps in With Reality Check - Chris Enloe for Blaze Media

NBA legend Charles Barkley recently threatened to assault black Americans who support Donald Trump, prompting a quick reality check from his CNN cohost, Gayle King. On the most recent episode of "King Charles," King asked Barkley about Trump's controversial remarks in which he claimed that black Americans sympathize with his run-in with the criminal justice system. Trump even claimed that black Americans wear T-shirts with his infamous mugshot. Such people, Barkley responded, deserve to be assaulted."First of all, I'm just going to say this. If I see a black person walking around with Trump mugs, I'm going to punch him in the face," he said...

#8 Kyrsten Sinema Won’t Seek 2024 Reelection to Arizona Senate Seat: ‘Not What America Wants’ - Emily Jacobs for The Washington Examiner and Newsbreak

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) announced on Tuesday that she will not seek a second term, setting her Democratic and GOP challengers up for a two-way race. The independent senator’s decision to not run for reelection comes after nearly a year of speculation about her political future. Should she have chosen to run, the race would have put Sinema’s theory that most voters have also spurned their party identity to the test. Polls indicated it would be an uphill climb for an independent to build enough of a centrist coalition to win statewide...

#7 Victoria Nuland, Third-Highest Ranking US Diplomat and Critic of Russia’s War in Ukraine, Retiring - Mathew Lee for AP News
Victoria Nuland, the third-highest ranking U.S. diplomat and frequent target of criticism for her hawkish views on Russia and its actions in Ukraine, will retire and leave her post this month, the State Department said Tuesday.  

Nuland, a career foreign service officer who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Europe during the Obama administration but retired after Donald Trump was elected president, returned to government as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs in the Biden administration. She had been a candidate to succeed Wendy Sherman as Deputy Secretary of State and had served as acting deputy since Sherman’s retirement seven months ago but lost an internal administration personnel battle when President Joe Biden nominated Kurt Campbell to the no. 2 spot. Campbell took office last month...

#6 Nikki Haley to End Presidential Campaign, As Last Major Trump Rival Exits GOP Race - Nicholas Kerr and Abby Cruz for ABC News

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is planning on suspending her campaign for president in the wake of a slew of Super Tuesday losses; campaign sources tell ABC News. This now leaves leaving former President Donald Trump as the last major candidate standing among Republicans, all but guaranteeing him the party's nomination on his way to a likely rematch with President Joe Biden in November. Haley will reportedly not immediately endorse former U.S. President Donald Trump, though she is expected to deliver remarks to the press at 10:00 in Charleston, South Carolina. One of the first to launch her 2024 bid, Haley is now the last to exit after more than a year of campaigning.

#5 John Kerry to Step Down as Biden Climate Envoy - Zack Colman and Sara Schonhardt for Politico
John Kerry plans to step down from his position as President Joe Biden’s special climate envoy in late winter or early spring, a person familiar with his plans told POLITICO on Saturday. The person was granted anonymity to discuss a move that has not been publicly announced. Kerry’s departure from the position comes just weeks after he led the U.S. negotiating team at the U.N. climate conference in Dubai, where countries, for the first time agreed to work toward transitioning away from using fossil fuels in the coming decades. Carbon pollution from those fuels helped drive the world’s temperatures to the highest level in recorded history last year...
#4 Liberty University Agrees to Unprecedented $14M Fine For Failing to Disclose Crime Data Including Sexual Assaults - Associated Press

Liberty University has agreed to pay an unprecedented $14 million fine after the Christian school failed to disclose information about crimes that occurred on its Lynchburg campus, including those involving sexual assaults, the US Department of Education announced Tuesday. The fine is by far the largest ever levied under the Clery Act, a law that requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to collect data on campus crime and notify students of threats. Schools must disseminate an annual security report that includes crime reports and information on efforts to improve campus safety...

#3 8M Illegals to Continue Living Freely in U.S. Despite Awaiting Deportation - Eric Lendrum for American Greatness
A federal report projects that there will be over 8 million illegal aliens living in the United States, free to roam and do as they please, despite currently awaiting deportation proceedings by the end of 2024. As reported by Breitbart, this will result in a tripling of the number of non-detained illegals who otherwise would be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as they prepare for deportation. By the end of Fiscal Year 2023, there were at least 6.2 million illegals living in the U.S. who had not been detained by ICE despite facing deportation; 1.3 million of these illegals had already been given final deportation orders by federal judges...

#2 Dem Governor Cancels Millions in Medical Debt in Key Battleground State - Warner Todd Huston for The Western Journal

As the 2024 election season gets underway, Arizona’s Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs has announced that her administration is erasing around $2 billion in medical debt of state residents. “For many,” Hobbs said from the podium on Monday, “health care is the difference between being confined to one’s home and being able to enjoy time with their families. It’s the difference between being held back by a chronic condition and pursuing a lifelong career.” “In some instances, health care is the difference between life and death,” she continued...

#1 Trump Reacts to Super Tuesday Victories: 'Rarely Has Politics Seen Anything Quite Like This' - Brooke Singman for Fox News, Benny Johnson and @USA_Anne711

Former President Trump, reacting to Super Tuesday primary victories, told Fox News Digital that it is a "great evening" and that it is his "honor to represent not just the Republican Party but our country in leading it back to health and prosperity." Trump, the GOP frontrunner, won Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Maine, Alabama, Arkansas, and Minnesota by 9:45 p.m. ET Tuesday night. "It is a great evening," Trump told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview after races were called in his favor in 11 states and while awaiting race calls and polls closing in others. "Rarely has politics seen anything quite like this," he said. Trump added: "It is my honor to represent not just the Republican Party but our country in leading it back to health and prosperity." 


 
And Now for Something Special smiley
HOP Shops Turn Convenience Store Restrooms Into Bathroom Discos - Sunny Skyz and Fox 56 News
In the heart of Kentucky, a convenience store chain is making waves for turning an everyday necessity into an unexpected delight. HOP Shops, a Kentucky-based convenience store chain, has introduced the concept of 'bathroom discos,' transforming restroom breaks into a disco extravaganza that's taking social media by storm. The secret lies behind a mysterious red button mounted on the bathroom walls with a cheeky sign that reads, "DO NOT PUSH THIS RED BUTTON."Naturally, human curiosity prevails, and when the button is pushed, the lights go out, and a dazzling disco ball descends from the ceiling, casting vibrant colors across the room. As if that's not enough, the room comes alive with the beats of popular tunes like "I've Had The Time Of My Life," "Dancing Queen," "Party in the USA," and more...

 

 

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