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Walter Einenkel

News Roundup: Donald Trump did it, admitted to it, says everybody does it, says it’s a conspiracy

It is Friday. Did anything of note even happen this week? [Looks through papers] Oh, yes. The FBI executed a search warrant, authorized by Attorney General Merrick Garland, at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and removed approximately a dozen boxes from the premises—some of which contained classified documents, possibly including America’s closely held nuclear secrets.

Cincinnati FBI breach suspect is killed in shootout and identified as possible Jan. 6 participant

At 9 AM Thursday morning, the FBI office in Cincinnati, Ohio, says that an armed man attempted to “breach the Visitor Screening Facility” at their headquarters. An alarm was set off and the suspect then fled the scene. He has reportedly engaged law enforcement personnel in a chase and there has been a lockdown of Clinton County.

As of the writing of this post, the man remains unidentified, as are his motives.

Reactions come in after news the FBI searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

If you haven’t heard, gotten some kind of notification on your devices, or were stuck inside of a Mar-a-Lago safe for the past couple of hours, the Federal Bureau of Investigation—also known as the FBI—served a search warrant at disgraced twice impeached president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Florida on Monday. It’s what the kids call breaking news.

Good vibes only! Fox News guest complains of having to hear about slavery during Monticello tour

One of the many museums dedicated to American history is Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate. This was the estate designed by Thomas Jefferson, built and worked by African American slaves. Monticello is one of the most famous slave plantations because it was home to one of the “Founding Fathers,” and a very important and powerful American historical figure. About half a million people visit the 5,000 acre Monticello every year in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Ivana Trump passes away at the age of 73; Donald Trump attempts to fundraise off the announcement

Ivana Trump, first wife of Donald Trump and mother of Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump, passed away at the age of 73. Multiple news outlets report that the disgraced former president confirmed on Thursday that she passed away at her home in New York City. The Trump family released a statement saying, “Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend.

Houston area officer kicked out of little league after assaulting kids but he’s still a sergeant

On Saturday, in the greater Houston area of Texas, children played little league baseball. One such game between the 9-and-under Scorpions Baseball team and Prospects Baseball team ended with a Scorpions loss. It happens every weekend—one team wins and the others lose. Little league baseball (like many youth sports) has a great tradition where both teams and their adult coaches line up and then give one another high fives after the game.

Newsmax using ‘butt-dialed’ conspiracy to explain Trump’s tampering call to Jan. 6 witness

Former New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly, who is best known for his support of the catastrophically racist stop-and-frisk policy, has a son. That kid is named Greg. Greg, like most corrupt east coast officials’ progeny, has found his way into the ultra-right-wing media sphere. He’s a face on Newsmax. Newsmax is where people go when they feel like Fox News is getting too heady to follow.

James Caan passes away at the age of 82

James Caan, one of America’s great film actors, has passed away at the age of 82. His family used his popular Twitter account to announce the sad passing: “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6.The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

This neighborhood fireworks display went bad in a hurry

July Fourth is a holiday filled with cookouts, alcohol, BBQs, family, friends, and fireworks. Lots of fireworks. But fireworks are by nature explosives and parties get out of hand and explosives are … explosive. Every year, more and more Americans are injured or killed in firework-related mishaps. That number has increased over the years as more and cheaper fireworks become available to the public.

‘I don’t really give a s**t about it’: Star athlete refuses to talk soccer, focuses on gun violence

On Monday, Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy faced off against CF Montreal. After the game, veteran Galaxy midfielder Sacha Kljestan came into the press room, sat down in front of the microphone, and said he would be keeping his comments and appearance “really brief” because he didn’t plan on answering any questions about the game. That elicited laughs from the reporters on hand, but the California-born Kljestan wasn’t making jokes.

News Roundup: The Supreme Court takes away most everyone’s rights and our clean air

It is Friday times. The week has been filled with highlights and lowlights, and all of those lights concern an attack on our centuries-old experiment in the concept of representative democracy. The Jan. 6 committee hearings this week saw former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ top aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, testify about how fully onboard everybody was with disrupting our country’s democratic processes.

News Roundup: Supreme Court takes away a majority of Americans’ reproductive rights

It is Friday. We knew it would be bad. We all hoped for a miracle. There are no miracles, just work to be done. The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—most likely leaked by a conservative clerk hoping to secure the votes of theocratic members on the Court—was made official today in a ruling that undoes 50 years of established law protecting reproductive rights in our country. The decision, a 6-3 ruling to overturn Roe v.

News Roundup: Republicans across the country make it clear: Children’s safety is not their concern

Welcome back to another Friday! Remember how all of those children and all of those Black folks were murdered with legal high-powered weapons over the past couple of weeks? Remember how the Republican Party jumped past thoughts and prayers and into saying everything is political and something about how we didn’t ban planes after 9/11? Those Senate Republicans are now scuttling the compromised gun safety bill that they agreed to. Yes.

Republican Tom Rice gives long interview, calls Trump some pretty bad names

Republican Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina was one of the architects of the enormous tax breaks for the rich that the Republican Party passed during the Trump administration. While it was wildly unpopular and led almost entirely to further extremes in wealth inequality in our country, it may be considered the only piece of Republican legislation to actually be passed during all of the years the GOP enjoyed majority control under Trump.

News Roundup: Hearings, hearings! Jan. 6 hearings!

It is Friday. It is the day after the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol held its first “prime time” public hearing on the evidence they have been collecting for the last 18 months. The GOP, having chosen to align itself with an attempted coup d’etat, is defending itself by alternately saying nothing happened on Jan.

Colorado attorney general reviewing Lauren Boebert’s dubious campaign spending for fraud

First they came for Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina. Now, as foretold, they are coming for Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado. The battle for control over what will be the Neo-fascist Republican Party continues as a new leak of dirty dealings makes its way back into the public sphere. Boebert is running for re-election in Colorado’s 3rd District, and the conservative Super PAC group that helped run media attacks on Rep.

Rep. Gohmert: ‘If you’re a Republican, you can’t even lie to Congress or lie to an FBI agent’

On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted Peter Navarro for his failure to cooperate with a congressional subpoena issued to him by the Jan. 6 committee back in February. Navarro was disgraced former President Trump’s trade adviser, and while he made some money shilling for his memoir—in which he boasted about all of the conspiratorial work he did in service of thwarting our country’s democracy—he did not want to have to go on the record, so to speak.

News Roundup: A tough week for a nation beset by corporate greed and guns

It is Friday. This week has been a brutal reminder of what divided opinions on “American exceptionalism” in our leadership class really are. Children were murdered this week in a way that otherwise only exists in countries being bombed by missiles. While the overwhelming majority of Americans are demanding that action be taken to make our country safer for children going to elementary schools, corporate gun lobby money is a more powerful master to conservative lawmakers.

News Roundup: Republicans finally get their Jan. 6 subpoenas; Grassroots groups focus efforts

Welcome to Thursday. The GOP continues moving forward with its only policy platform: taking away Americans’ rights. In the case of LGBTQ+ Americans, they are doing this by way of attacking children. Because the only “life” they are “pro” is contained to just the gestation period of fetuses, they are also proceeding with their policy of taking away more than 50% of our population’s rights to bodily autonomy.