News from Around the Web for July 10, 2024

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News From Around the Web

#10 Former Home Depot CEO Sounds the Alarm on ‘Silent Killer' - Jena Warburton for The Street, and tempkenalt on X

If there's one key data point many CEOs and data wonks take seriously above all else, it's typically monthly inflation numbers. The most recent numbers for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) show that prices in May ticked up 0.3% from April. The CPI increased 3.3% on a 12-month basis, about 0.1% less than expectations, indicating that inflation may soon be cooling. This sounds like a good thing, and indeed, any indication that prices may finally be stabilizing is welcome news after years of stubbornly high prices everywhere, from the gas pump to the grocery store. We'll get a better idea how prices looked last month, when June CPI numbers come out a little later this month. But the most recent data indicates that consumers have been paying more for many goods and services as recently as May...


#9 Republican Party Committee Adopts Platform Saying 14th Amendment “Guarantees” Right to Life - Steven Ertelt for Life News, and Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, and Brian Ference on X

The Republican National Committee’s platform committee has adopted a policy document that confirms the 14th Amendment “guarantees” the right to life for unborn children. “We believe that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees that no person can be denied life or liberty without due process and that the states are, therefore, free to pass laws protecting those rights,” the platform says. The platform does also promote the state’s rights position of nominee Donald Trump by saying states are free to pass their own abortion laws, including bans that protect babies from abortions. It also removed a call for a federal abortion ban, which some Republicans wanted to be kept in place...


#8 NYU Settles Lawsuit Filed by 3 Jewish Students Who Complained of Pervasive Antisemitism - AP News, and Stuart Gibson, and Jewish News Syndicate on X

New York University has settled a lawsuit filed last November by three Jewish students who said they had been subjected to “pervasive acts of hatred, discrimination, harassment, and intimidation” since the start of the Israel-Hamas war. NYU and the plaintiffs’ attorneys announced the settlement Tuesday. It includes undisclosed monetary terms and a commitment from NYU to update its antisemitism language in its Guidance and Expectations for Student Conduct. NYU officials also said they would dedicate additional academic resources to Judaic studies and the study of antisemitism and strengthen the university’s existing relationship with Tel Aviv University...


#7 SFF Hazelton: Transgender Females Allegedly Sexually Abusing Females - Wendi Strauch Mahoney for UncoverDC, and Liberty Times and Politics on X
The nation's prison system is over capacity and upside down. Talk to anyone who has spent time in federal prison, and they will tell you it is dysfunctional on so many levels, including that every prison that houses women in the country has transgender individuals living and sharing intimate spaces with biological women. Advocates for transgender females will tell you that there is no danger to biological women. However, reports from a group of women in SFF Hazelton—a women's prison in W. Virginia—tell a different story. The Biden administration restored Obama's policies on transgender individuals in the nation's federal prisons in early 2022. Biden's Justice Department began reviewing transgender prison policies in early 2021. Trump reversed some of the guidelines in 2018, encouraging decisions about placement on a "case-by-case" and not solely based on gender identity. However, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) reissued the Obama-era Transgender Offender Manual in January 2022...


#6 Guess Who's Funding Pro-Hamas Chaos in the U.S. According to the Director of National Intelligence - Spencer Brown for Townhall, and Ellie Cohanim on X

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines confirmed in a statement released on Tuesday that actors tied to Iran's government have been growing "increasingly aggressive in their foreign influence efforts," including but not limited to fomenting pro-Hamas protests in the United States and providing funding for the supposedly spontaneous movement calling for the elimination of Israel and murder of Jews. Released as "the first of what will be regular updates" regarding "foreign efforts to influence our democratic processes...leading into the Presidential and congressional elections this year," Haines reported that "Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive in their foreign influence efforts, seeking to stoke discord and undermine confidence in our democratic institutions, as we have seen them do in the past, including in prior election cycles." 


#5 Columbia University Suspends Top Administrators for Mocking Antisemitism Concerns in Texts - Zach Kessel for National Review, and Apartheid Review on X
Columbia University on Monday placed three administrators on leave over leaked text exchanges in which they played down concerns about campus antisemitism and mocked the university’s rabbi during a panel on Jewish life at Columbia. As panelists shared their experiences of antisemitism on campus, the administrators exchanged mocking texts — captured in photos by a person in attendance and shared with the Washington Free Beacon — in which they suggested that critics were using the issue of antisemitism for its “fundraising potential.”

#4 Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s Bodyguards Shoot Would-Be Carjacker Outside Her Home - Ronny Reyes and Joe Marino for The New York Post, and Kostas Moros and Tim Egan on X

Two deputy US Marshals shot a would-be carjacker who pulled a gun on him while they were guarding Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s home in Washington, DC, authorities said. The marshals were parked outside Sotomayor’s home in northwest DC on July 5 when Kentrell Flowers, 18, allegedly walked up to one of their cars around 1:15 a.m. and pointed a gun at one of the federal agents, the US Marshals Service told The Post...


#3 Dem Mayor Blasted for ‘Ridiculously’ Blaming Deceased GOP President for Deadly July 4 Weekend Gun Violence - Andrew Mark Miller for Fox News, and Edwin on X

The Richard Nixon Foundation, and many conservatives on social media, are firing back at Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson after he seemingly placed partial blame on former President Richard Nixon, who died 30 years ago, for Chicago’s weekend of gun violence. "What we’ve experienced over the weekend is unacceptable, and we didn’t get here overnight. And everyone knows that. Let’s tell the full story of what happened," Johnson said during a Monday press conference after 19 were killed and over 100 were injured by shootings in Chicago over the weekend...


#2 Satanists Volunteer in Florida Schools After Desantis’ ‘More God in Classroom’ Bill - James Liddell for Independent and The Legal Process, and Fox Tampa Bay 13 on X

Satanists are volunteering to fill vacancies across Florida schools after Ron DeSantis signed a new law pushing for more religion in education. A state law went into effect last week allowing for “additional counseling and support to students” from outside organizations to fill staff shortages – including from religious groups. The Florida initiative allows chaplains to serve as public school counselors as more states aim to embed Christianity into public school environments. Without the bill, DeSantis – who was brought up in a staunchly Catholic household – said that “you’re basically saying that God has no place [on campus],” adding, “That’s wrong.”


#1 US, Allies Raise Concerns Over Chinese Hackers - Lauren Irwin for The Hill and Bleeping Computer and Mayte Chummia

A group of eight countries, including the United States and Australia, are raising concerns over Chinese hacking groups and the threat they pose. The advisory, reported first by The Wall Street Journal, marks an unusual move for Western governments, who joined together to target China’s cyber activity, which they claim is led by the country’s intelligence services.  “In our current strategic circumstances, these attributions are increasingly important tools in deterring malicious cyber activity,” said Richard Marles, Australia’s deputy prime minister, per the Journal. The warning targeted a group known as Advanced Persistent Threat 40, or APT40. It works with China’s Ministry of State Security to conduct cybersecurity operations.


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