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Yang tweets about street vendors — and ignites fury on the left

Yang tweets about street vendors — and ignites fury on the left

NEW YORK — Andrew Yang’s opponents on the left have pledged to start dragging down the popular frontrunner. This week, they launched a potent new line of attack: Yang wants to crack down on street vendors.Yang has been taking hits from rival candidates for weeks as he continues to lead in the polls for the June Democratic primary for mayor. But progressives — slow to respond in unison to Yang’s ascent — have now begun painting the former presidential candidate as too conservative for city politics and out of touch with liberal values.After a weekend of attacks over remarks he made last year...

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That Suburban Home Buyer Could Be a Foreign Government

That Suburban Home Buyer Could Be a Foreign Government

Skip to Main ContentSkip to Searchhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/that-suburban-home-buyer-could-be-a-foreign-government-11618306380ByBig foreign investment firms that buy office buildings, hotels and shopping centers around the world have a new favorite real-estate play: single-family homes in American suburbs.These institutions are partnering with U.S. housing companies to buy or build rental homes by the thousands. In suburban neighborhoods near cities such as Atlanta, Las Vegas and Phoenix, blocks of families are sending monthly rent checks to ventures backed by Canadian pension funds,...

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Jay-Z, Diddy and Nas endorse Wall Street exec Ray McGuire for NYC mayor

Jay-Z, Diddy and Nas endorse Wall Street exec Ray McGuire for NYC mayor

Follow Us   © 1996-2021 News Communication Democrat Ray McGuire, a former top executive at Citigroup, has notched endorsements from Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy for his New York City mayoral run.The three musicians made the endorsement in a video released by McGuire’s campaign on Tuesday.“The city is broken and I haven’t heard anyone say anything about it,” Nas says in the clip, “and everything he's saying is everything I want to hear.” ‘Through those 30 years, no matter where we were at, outside, wherever we were at, Ray was always talking about the people,” Diddy also says. ‘We have to realize...

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Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos

Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos

Biden To Name Robert Santos As 1st Permanent Census Director Of Color If confirmed by the Senate, Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, would be the bureau's first permanent director of color overseeing the national count and major surveys.In a historic move, President Biden is naming Robert Santos, one of the country's leading statisticians and the American Statistical Association's president, as his intended nominee to head the U.S. Census Bureau. If confirmed by the Senate, Santos, who is Latinx, would be the first permanent director of color for the federal...

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Grasping for Raw Power Behind the Biden Chaos

Grasping for Raw Power Behind the Biden Chaos

RELATEDShare NowCommentaryA few weeks ago in this space,  an exchange between two characters in Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises”:“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.”Here we are, less than three months into Harris–Biden administration, and already the sense of things spinning out of control is palpable everywhere.Under President Donald Trump, illegal immigration along the Southern border had been slowed to a trickle. Now, in a matter of just a few weeks, it has become a full-blown .Moreover, it’s a two-headed humanitarian...

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In Effort To Boost Ratings, CNN Showing Reruns Of The Russia Investigation

In Effort To Boost Ratings, CNN Showing Reruns Of The Russia Investigation

Big Tech is suppressing conservative voices. Sign up for our free newsletter so you'll keep getting our content, no matter what.You can also follow us on , and .Fake news you can trust, delivered straight to your inbox.In Effort To Boost Ratings, CNN Showing Reruns Of The Russia InvestigationU.S.—In an effort to boost ratings, CNN has announced a series of special broadcasts revisiting some of the most riveting and sensational moments of the Trump Russia collusion investigation."Our loyal fans have been asking for this," said CNN President Jeff Zucker. "We hear over and over again how...

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CEOs vow to fight voting restrictions despite threats from Trump and McConnell

CEOs vow to fight voting restrictions despite threats from Trump and McConnell

New York (CNN Business)Dozens of business leaders held an hour-long brainstorming session over the weekend to discuss ways to fight controversial voting restrictions proposed in states around the country. The Zoom meeting included CEO Brian Cornell, CEO Doug Parker, boss , Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and James Murdoch, a person familiar with the matter told CNN Business.Business leaders "strongly indicated" they will reevaluate campaign donations to candidates who back voter restrictions, and they will reconsider investments in states that enact such legislation, according to a press...

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Michael Moore Demands Gretchen Whitmer Close Down All Of Michigan

Michael Moore Demands Gretchen Whitmer Close Down All Of Michigan

LoginLeftist filmmaker Michael Moore has called upon Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) to close down the state immediately, further endangering the economic lives of her citizens, despite widespread economic damage from the state’s earlier round of lockdowns.Speaking on an e of his podcast “Rumble,” Moore said that the rising number of COVID cases in the state has created a “tragedy” that he called upon Whitmer to correct. According to Moore, Whitmer has been crippled by fear from the many violent threats she has received.“I hate to say this, because I voted for her for governor, but she has been...

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Pro-Trump pastor says Christian church is “almost homosexual” in bizarre rant about guns

Pro-Trump pastor says Christian church is “almost homosexual” in bizarre rant about guns

A pro-Trump pastor’s wild sermon has gone viral. During the sermon, he said that Christian pastors are “almost homosexual” and “neutered,” while his church is manly because ushers carry guns.Jesus “was a man,” said Jeff Jansen, the co-founder of Global Fire Ministries International, during a sermon in a church in Oregon this weekend. “The church, the Ecclesia, the government of God, has been so neutered and so turned effeminate, almost homosexual, I’m just telling you straight up. Straight up. It’s ridiculous.”Related:“Where are the men? Where are the men, where’s the maleness? Where is...

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John Kennedy Urges Biden Administration To Reverse Plan Giving Aid To China, Russia, Iran

John Kennedy Urges Biden Administration To Reverse Plan Giving Aid To China, Russia, Iran

Thomas Catenacci Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy urged President Joe Biden’s administration against proceeding with a plan to allocate $650 billion to foreign countries, many of which are hostile to the U.S.The plan is essentially a multibillion-dollar transfer from taxpayers to the ,  and  governments, all of which are hostile to the U.S., Kennedy warned Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in a .The Treasury Department plans to allocate the funds through the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the form of special drawing rights (SDR) loans without congressional approval.“I am concerned...

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Rashida Tlaib calls for ‘no more police’ following Daunte Wright shooting

Rashida Tlaib calls for ‘no more police’ following Daunte Wright shooting

The White House distanced itself from calls of "Squad" member for "no more" policing and incarceration following the shooting of .The Democratic congresswoman from Michigan said the shooting by Minneapolis officer Kim Potter "wasn’t an accident" and that policing in the United States was "inherently and intentionally racist"."Daunte Wright was met with aggression & violence. I am done with those who condone government funded murder," she said in a tweet."No more policing, incarceration, and militarization. It can’t be reformed."Asked if the Biden administration "disavows" Ms Tlaib’s calls...

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Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake returns from administrative leave

Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake returns from administrative leave

KENOSHA, Wisc. – The Kenosha police officer who last August is back on the job.Officials announced Tuesday that an outside investigation found officer Rusten Sheskey acted within the law when he shot Blake during a confrontation last August. In January, to press criminal charges.“Although this incident has been reviewed at multiple levels, I know that some will not be pleased with the outcome; however, given the facts, the only lawful and appropriate decision was made,” Chief Daniel Miskinis said.Sheskey returned from administrative leave on March 31. Blake was shot seven times during the...

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Biden to pull all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Biden to pull all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

All U.S. troops will be out of by this summer’s 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, President announced Tuesday, potentially putting American forces at risk of renewed attacks in the short run while sparking long-term fears that the country may once again become a breeding ground for terrorists.The surprise announcement puts an end date on the longest war in American history, but leaves a host of unanswered military, diplomatic and political questions in its wake. The war is proving divisive to the end, with Mr. Biden getting both praise and sharp criticism on Capitol Hill Tuesday...

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Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back returns to full duty, won't face any discipline

Kenosha officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back returns to full duty, won't face any discipline

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake in the back in August, touching off days of violent protest in the city, has returned to regular duty and won't face any administrative discipline.District Attorney Michael Graveley announced in January that in the Aug. 23 incident that left On Tuesday, Chief Daniel Miskinis issued a press release on Twitter stating that Sheskey has also been cleared of breaking any internal policies, and has been back on duty after months of administrative leave since March 31."Although this incident has been reviewed on...

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Disney makes dress code more ‘inclusive’ for theme park employees

Disney makes dress code more ‘inclusive’ for theme park employees

The Pizza Press founder Dara Maleki on Disneyland reopening The "Happiest Place on Earth" is focusing on . On Tuesday, Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced that the company’s have added inclusion as one of their core values. In part, that means theme park employees will have more flexibility in their dress code, particularly around . According to , Disney will allow workers to have more "gender-inclusive hairstyles, jewelry, nail styles and costume choices." Cast members will also be allowed to show "appropriate" tattoos. D’Amaro said the company is updating its...

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Biden Releases 6.4K 'Remain in Mexico' Migrants into U.S. with Route to Secure Work Permits

Biden Releases 6.4K 'Remain in Mexico' Migrants into U.S. with Route to Secure Work Permits

President Joe Biden’s administration has released more than 6,400 migrants enrolled in the now-defunct “Remain in Mexico” program into the United States interior, offering them work permits to take American jobs, Breitbart News has learned.After taking office in January, Biden ended the Remain in Mexico program, which had proven remarkably effective in eliminating the Catch and Release policy whereby border crossers are apprehended and subsequently released into the U.S. interior while awaiting their asylum hearings.As of February, of the more than 71,000 asylum cases under Remain in...

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Let our global subject matter experts broaden your perspective with timely insights and opinions youcan’t find anywhere else.Try full digital access and see why over 1 million readers subscribe to the FT$1 for 4 weeksThen $68 per monthNew customers onlyCancel anytime during your trialRead moreBe informed with the essentialnews and opinion$40 per monthOR$372 for 1 yearRead moreFT print edition delivered Monday - Saturday along with ePaper access$50 for 3 monthsThen $74.75 every 3 monthsRead morePremium FT.com access for multiple users, with integrations & admin toolsPay based on useGroup...

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Racial Justice Activist Charles Booker Launches Exploration to Unseat Rand Paul

Racial Justice Activist Charles Booker Launches Exploration to Unseat Rand Paul

ShareEnvironment & HealthPrisons & PolicingEducation & YouthPolitics & ElectionsRacial JusticePrisons & PolicingGet reliable, independent news and commentary delivered to your inbox every day.Copyright © Truthout. May not be reprinted without .RelatedTrump incited a mob to try to smash the legislature, but most Republican senators still won’t break from him.Civil rights organizations have derided the legislation as conflicting with First Amendment free speech rights.A Koch group said it’s “incredibly difficult” to sway even Republicans against H.R. 1.Get daily news, in-depth reporting and...

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Facebook users can now petition oversight board to remove content

Facebook users can now petition oversight board to remove content

Facebook is its oversight board to rule on moderation decisions relating to content that remains on its Facebook and Instagram platforms. Previously, the only rulings the board could issue were to restore content that moderators had removed.The Facebook Oversight Board was established last year in response to concerns that the social media company wielded too much unchecked power over what content appeared on its site. Current board members include several law professors, executives from think tanks and nongovernmental organizations, a former US federal circuit judge, and the former prime...

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Europe’s vax disaster shows Trump, UK’s BoJo got biggest COVID challenge right

Europe’s vax disaster shows Trump, UK’s BoJo got biggest COVID challenge right

Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission.In the race to save lives from the novel coronavirus, the United States and . A stunning 47 percent of UK residents and 36 percent of US residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Compare that with the European Union, where only 15 percent of the population has gotten at least one jab. America and Britain are ahead thanks to the brash nationalism of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former President Donald Trump — the very quality that drew the ire of the trans-Atlantic elite. The political import is especially...

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Derek Chauvin trial: Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Derek Chauvin trial: Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Former D.C. homicide detective discusses evidence from the Minneapolis murder trial on 'The Story' — Former Officer Derek  was justified in pinning  to the ground because of his frantic resistance, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the .Taking the stand at Chauvin's murder , Barry Brodd, a former Santa Rosa, California, officer, said police don’t have to wait for something bad to happen; they need only have a reasonable fear that there's a threat and act accordingly."It’s easy to sit and judge ... an...

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Corporate critics of Georgia election law incorporated in Delaware, which has strict voting rules

Corporate critics of Georgia election law incorporated in Delaware, which has strict voting rules

State requires excuses for absentee voting, makes voters request absentee application.Updated: April 13, 2021 - 11:09pmNumerous major corporate critics of Georgia's new election reform law are themselves incorporated in the business-friendly state of Delaware, which has several election provisions similar to, or even stricter than, those in dispute in the Peach State. Corporations such as Coca-Cola, Google, Cisco and Delta Airlines have criticized Georgia's voting law as oppressive and discriminatory, arguing that the law's rules—which include photo identification requirements and new...

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$50K of student loan forgiveness would wipe out federal debt for 36M, new data shows

$50K of student loan forgiveness would wipe out federal debt for 36M, new data shows

The data provides granular insight into how sweeping student loan forgiveness would affect the federal government’s $1.5 trillion student loan portfolio.Sen. Elizabeth Warren requested information about student loan debt from the Education Department earlier this month. | AP Photo/Steven SenneMore than 36 million Americans would have their federal student loans completely erased if the Biden administration were to accede to progressive demands to cancel up to $50,000 per borrower, according to new data from the Education Department.The by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who requested the...

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Jon Stewart Goes to Washington to Fight for Vets

Jon Stewart Goes to Washington to Fight for Vets

went to Washington to advocate for who suffer from diseases stemming from exposure to burn pits and who have been denied government benefits.The comedian joined members of both political parties on Tuesday to fight for legislation that would allow easier access to Veterans Affairs benefits for these service members. As of now, veterans suffering from diseases like cancer that are thought to be linked to toxic fumes from burn pits have to pay for tests to prove that connection in order to receive benefits, and, according to veterans advocates, the majority of claims are denied.“For those...

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