News from Around the Web for Mar 25, 2024

News From Around the Web

#10 Boeing CEO, Other Executives Stepping Down Amid Safety Crisis - Patrick Smith for NBC News and Mario Nawfal on X

Three senior Boeing executives, including its CEO, are stepping down, the company said Monday, as the company continues to deal with an ongoing scandal surrounding the safety of its passenger jets. CEO Dave Calhoun confirmed he was leaving the company in a statement. Stan Deal, the CEO and president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, has retired effective immediately. Larry Kellner, chair of the company's board of directors, will not stand for re-election at the next shareholders' annual meeting. Boeing board member and former Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf will succeed Kellner...

#9 Biden's Pier Is a Gift to Hamas Terrorists - Con Coughlin for Gatestone Institute and Ian Miles Cheong on X

The only real beneficiary of the Biden administration's ill-considered plan to build a floating pier to deliver US aid to Gaza will be the Hamas terrorist organization that provoked the Gaza conflict in the first place. Under plans drawn up by the Pentagon, an estimated 1,000 US military personnel are to be deployed to construct the floating pier off the coast of Gaza that will enable Washington to deliver aid directly to Palestinian civilians. Four US Army ships are currently making the month-long voyage from their base in Virginia to Gaza, where they will be involved in the construction of what the Pentagon calls a modular causeway system, including a large floating platform that will enable ships to unload large containers of aid...

#8 As Trump's $454 Million Fraud Judgment Deadline Looms, Son Eric Gripes 'They Want to Bankrupt Him' - Dan Mangan for CNBC and Maria Bartiromo on X

Donald Trump faces the severe risk that New York's attorney general will begin trying to collect a $454 million civil business fraud judgment against him on Monday unless an appeals court gives the former president a last-minute reprieve. Trump's son Eric, a co-defendant in the fraud case, accused Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday of trying to bankrupt his father with the judgment. Donald Trump's lawyers have said he is unable to pay for an appeal bond that would prevent the AG from collecting the judgment as he seeks to overturn the fraud verdict — and James told an appeals court last week that it should reject his request to pause the judgment from taking effect...

#7 JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Six Financial Giants Pay $70,000,000 Settlement Over Allegations of ‘Widespread Fraud and Collusion’ - Henry Kanapi for The Daily HODL

Eight financial giants are shelling out tens of millions of dollars to settle a decade-long whistleblower lawsuit. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Fifth Third Bancorp, Barclays, Bank of Montreal (BMO), and William Blair were sued in 2014, accused of reaping millions in illicit profits by rigging interest rates on municipal bonds. The whistleblower, identified in the lawsuit as Edelweiss Fund LLC, says the firms have paid $70 million to settle the lawsuit...

#6 Canceled Conservative: The Daily Wire Dumps Candace Owens After Saying Founder Ben Shapiro ‘Doesn’t Have The Power To Fire’ Her - Lauryn Bass for Newsbreak and Cancade Owens on X
In a recent whirlwind of conservative conflict, The Daily Wire made it official: they’re cutting ties with Candace Owens, the conservative firebrand known for her unapologetic political commentary. Not one to sit quietly, Owens hit back on X (formerly Twitter). She proclaimed that she was “finally free” and teased her followers with announcements on the horizon. This split has sent ripples through the conservative community. Now, many ponder the implications for Owens and the broader political discourse as we inch closer to the 2024 elections...

#5 RFK Jr. Seeks Major Boost With VP Announcement - Hanna Trudo for The Hill and Dept of Defense on X

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s impending announcement of his running mate is threatening to roil the 2024 presidential race, with allies and observers saying it could give him a cash influx as well as a major boost of momentum as he looks to get on more state ballots. Kennedy’s decision to unveil his vice-presidential pick next Tuesday shows a longevity to his bid that many Democrats hoped would have fizzled out by now. Announcing a running mate means the independent candidate has met a necessary benchmark required by two dozen states to be listed on the ballot, something that will bring even more attention to his campaign...

#4 After Decades of Secrecy, the 'Ghost Army' is Honored for Saving U.S. Lives in WWII - Rachel Treisman for NPR

Members of the so-called "Ghost Army" used inflatable tanks, phony uniforms, fake rumors, and special effects to deceive German forces during World War II, diverting attention from larger units and saving hundreds of thousands of American lives in the process. But their contributions remained classified for decades, with many veterans taking the secret to their graves. On Thursday, after many years of lobbying, they finally got public recognition — in the form of a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the legislative body bestows.

#3 Playbook: Inside NBC’s McDaniel Meltdown - Politico and Mike Hixenbaugh on X

...“We weren’t asked our opinion of the hiring but, if we were, we would have strongly objected to it for several reasons,” Scarborough said at the top of “Morning Joe,” with Brzezinski adding, “We hope NBC will reconsider its decision. It goes without saying that she will not be a guest on ‘Morning Joe’ in her capacity as a paid contributor.” They then played a reel of McDaniel’s various comments questioning the outcome of the 2020 election. Their comments come a day after CHUCK TODD pilloried NBC executives moments after McDaniel’s first network appearance, an interview with KRISTEN WELKER on “Meet the Press.”

#2 Dr. Mary Talley Bowden's FDA Triumph - Eric Starkman

“The FDA thought it was very clever three years ago maligning a drug called ivermectin as veterinary medicine. Here’s the story how a Houston ENT doc made the FDA look like a horse’s derriere.”
I’ve published hundreds of posts since launching this blog, and the ones I’m most proud of focused on Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, the Houston ENT doc who ran afoul of the U.S. government, the medical establishment, and the Biden Administration’s corporate media sycophants at the height of the pandemic. I love a good David vs. Goliath story, and this being Women’s History Month; it’s delicious irony that our modern-day David is named Mary. I first profiled Bowden in February 2022 after Houston Methodist, a powerful Texas hospital system and the first in the U.S. to mandate COVID vaccines for its employees, moved to suspend Bowden pending an investigation for allegedly “spreading dangerous misinformation which is not based in science.” Bowden’s sin: Prescribing a low-cost drug called ivermectin to treat Covid, which the FDA insisted was a veterinary drug that was an ineffective treatment for the pandemic virus.

#1 NRA taking Supreme Route to Not Get Canceled by Banks - Bob Unruh for WND

An analysis of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court indicates the justices "appeared sympathetic" to the claim that a New York state official violated the organization's speech rights by suggesting insurance companies and banks refuse to provide their commercial services. A report at Scotusblog pointed out during arguments in the dispute, "justices of all ideological stripes seemed to include to allow the NRA's claim to go forward." The background, the analysis said, is that "The dispute began seven years ago, when New York’s Department of Financial Services, which regulates banks and insurance companies in the state, opened an investigation into NRA-endorsed insurance programs to provide coverage for injuries caused by guns."


And Now for Something Special smiley

Here’s How to See the Upcoming Worm Moon Lunar Eclipse - Taylor Niciolifor CNN

A glowing worm moon will light up the sky on Monday with a celestial performance in store for people venturing out in the early morning hours — a penumbral lunar eclipse. March’s full moon, referred to as the worm moon by the Farmers’ Almanac due to its proximity to the spring equinox, will be at its fullest at 3 a.m. ET. A few hours earlier, starting at 12:53 a.m. ET, according to EarthSky, the moon will be almost perfectly aligned with the sun and Earth, causing the outer edge of Earth’s shadow, known as the penumbra, to be cast onto the glowing orb.

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