Creighton's McDermott apologizes for his…

Creighton coach Greg McDermott has apologized for urging his players to “stay on the plantation” in a postgame locker room talk following a loss over the weekend

Ex-Kansas Rep. Watkins enters diversion over…

Former Rep. Steve Watkins of Kansas has entered into a diversion program to avoid a criminal trial over allegations that he voted illegally in a 2019 municipal election

Trump Teases 2024 Run in CPAC Speech

Trump Teases 2024 Run , in CPAC Speech . The former president gave his first formal speech since leaving the White House on Sunday at CPAC. Trump repeated his false claims that he won the election in November and suggested he may run again in 2024. . Who knows? I may even decide to beat them for a third time, Donald Trump, via Politico . He also criticized Joe Biden for having "the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history,”. and called the Biden Administration “anti-jobs, anti-family, anti-borders, anti-energy, anti-women and anti-science.”. None of us even imagined just how bad they would be and how far left they would go, Donald Trump, via Politico . In just one short month, we have gone from ‘America First’ to ‘America Last.', Donald Trump, via Politico . Trump was also critical of "top establishment Republicans” who spoke out against him. and Big Tech companies who “should be punished with major sanctions whenever they silence conservative voices.” . In the annual CPAC presidential straw poll, 68 percent of attendees said Trump should run again

Fauci presents his personal virus model to…

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the immunologist who became the face of the U.S. government’s pandemic response, has donated his personal 3D model of the COVID-19 virus to the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History

Pentagon report cites threat of extremism in…

A Pentagon report says domestic extremist groups pose a threat to the military by infiltrating its ranks or seeking to recruit military members

House Passes Bill That Would Prohibit LGBTQ…

House Passes Bill That Would Prohibit LGBTQ Discrimination . The Equality Act was passed by the House on Feb. 25 in a 224-206 vote. All of the Democrats and three Republicans supported the measure. Those Republicans are Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, Tom Reed and John Katko. The bill would allow protections of the Civil Rights Act to extend to LGBTQ Americans. None of us should be evicted, fired or denied accommodations and services simply because of who we are and whom we love, Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-NY, via ABC News. The vote came after two days of intense debate, including a standoff between Rep. Marie Newman and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene pertaining to trans rights. Many Republicans oppose the bill because of their beliefs surrounding religion and science. When men or women claim to be able to choose their own sexual identity, they are making a statement that God did not know what he was doing when he made them, Rep. Greg Stuebe, R-Fla, via ABC News. You are going to singlehandedly destroy women's sports in the name of equality, how ironic, Rep. Greg Stuebe, R-Fla, via ABC News. 60 senators must vote in support of the Equality Act for it to make its way to President Biden's desk

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Budget nominee Tanden withdraws nomination amid…

President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination after she faced opposition from key Democratic and Republican senators for her controversial tweets

Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland…

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30

Illinois Legislator Proposes Bill to Prohibit…

Illinois Legislator Proposes Bill to Prohibit ‘All Violent Video Games’. The bill was introduced by Illinois Rep. Marcus Evans last week. Bill HB3531 would amend the Violent Video Games Law and change provisions surrounding the sale of “violent video games” to minors. . It would effectively prohibit the sale of “all violent video games” on the basis that they “perpetuate human-on-human violence.” . The bill would also change the definition of “serious physical harm” to include psychological harm, various forms of abuse, domestic violence, violence against women and carjacking. . A video game that allows a user or player to control a character within the video game that is encouraged to perpetuate human-on-human violence in which the player kills or otherwise causes serious physical or psychological harm to another human or an animal, Bill HB3531, via Complex. In a statement to the ‘Chicago Sun-Times,' Rep. Evans seemingly blamed video games for the increased carjacking rate in Chicago. . A total of 218 carjacking incidents were reported to Chicago police in January. The bill would prohibit the sale of some of these games that promote the activities that we’re suffering from in our communities, Rep. Marcus Evans, to ‘Chicago Sun-Times'

Myanmar coup crisis grows after years of US…

A decade ago, the United States was touting Myanmar as an American success story

Chief European Union diplomat in Venezuela leaves…

The chief European Union diplomat in Venezuela has left the country, a week after the government of Nicolás Maduro declared her persona non grata and ordered her expulsion

Biden Lifts Trump's Ban on Certain Immigrant Visas

Biden Lifts Trump's Ban on Certain Immigrant Visas. In April of 2020, former President Donald Trump enacted restrictions intended to keep immigrants from taking jobs away from American workers amid the pandemic. Visas and green cards for many immigrants were frozen as a result. On Feb. 24, President Biden revoked the restrictions. It harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here, President Joe Biden, via statement. It also harms industries in the United States that utilize talent from around the world, President Joe Biden, via statement. But another set of immigration restrictions affecting H-1B visas remains in place. Those restrictions will expire on March 31 as originally planned by the Trump administration

Texas and other states ease COVID-19 rules…

Texas has become the biggest state to lift its mask rule, joining a rapidly growing movement by governors and other leaders across the U.S. to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite alarmed pleas from health officials not to let down their guard yet

Biden's Cabinet half-empty after slow start in…

President Joe Biden’s Cabinet is taking shape at the slowest pace of any in modern history, with fewer than a dozen nominees for top posts confirmed more than a month into his tenure

Biden Signs Executive Order to Address Shortfalls…

Biden Signs Executive Order to Address , Shortfalls in US Supply Chain. President Joe Biden's executive order is meant to address recent supply chain failures as seen in both the health care and auto industries. In the early months of the pandemic, health care workers across the U.S. were often forced to reuse protective gear, including masks and gloves. A recent computer chip shortage has forced automakers to furlough workers due to the closure of auto plants. We are going to get out of the business of reacting to supply chain crises as they arise and get into business of preventing future supply chain problems, Peter Harrell, National Security Council, via NPR News. Analysts say that while Biden's executive order will not call out China specifically, . its aim is to strengthen U.S. output of materials that are currently made overseas. . If we don't get moving, [China is] going to eat our lunch, President Biden, via NPR News

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Colorado hunter banned from 48 states after…

A hunter from Colorado Springs has been permanently banned from hunting in 48 states, including Colorado, after he pleaded guilty to several poaching charges across the state

CMA Fest canceled for 2nd year in a row due to…

Country music festival CMA Fest will be canceled for a second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Biden Administration to Distribute Masks to…

Biden Administration to Distribute Masks to Millions of Americans. The president's plan is intended to help underserved communities amid the pandemic. Not all Americans are wearing masks regularly, not all have access, and not all masks are equal, White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients, via statement. The masks will be handed out through Federally Qualified Community Health Centers, food banks and food pantries. . The Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services and Agriculture will take part in distributing over 25 million cloth masks that were made in America. The White House hopes to get the masks delivered to between 12 million and 15 million people. President Biden continues to ask all Americans to wear face masks during his first 100 days in office

Naval Academy seeking student vaccines for summer…

The U.S. Naval Academy is developing plans to begin vaccinating midshipmen this month so students can deploy to ships and with Navy teams as part of their training this summer

South Carolina Senate adds firing squad to…

South Carolina senators have added a firing squad to the electric chair as alternatives if the state can’t execute condemned inmates via lethal injection

Ted Cruz Says Backlash Over Cancún Trip Is…

Ted Cruz Says Backlash Over Cancún Trip Is Because of Media’s ‘Trump Withdrawal’. Texas Senator Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News' show ‘Hannity’ on Monday night to address his recent Mexican-vacation scandal. . Cruz and his family were caught flying to Cancún to vacation at a luxury five-star resort last week while his state was crippled by a winter storm. . Host Sean Hannity argued that Cruz’s getaway was being blown out of proportion by news outlets. . Cruz agreed, saying the backlash he was receiving was a result of the media suffering from “Trump withdrawal.”. I think the media is suffering from Trump withdrawal, where they've attacked Trump every day for four years — they don't know what to do, so they obsessed over my taking my girls to the beach, Ted Cruz, to 'Hannity'. When news first broke of Cruz’s Cancún trip, he said he was just accompanying his daughters on their flight in order to be a “good dad.”. Cruz later admitted that he had initially intended to stay for several day, calling the trip a “mistake.”. It was obviously a mistake. In hindsight, I wouldn’t have done it … from the moment I sat on the plane I began really second-guessing that decision, Ted Cruz, via ABC News

Virus variant races through Italy, especially…

Italian health officials say the variant of the coronavirus discovered in Britain is prevalent among the country's infected schoolchildren and warn that the curve of contagion is showing signs of “robust” uptick

75 ex-top prosecutors endorse Biden’s pick for…

More than 75 former U.S. attorneys are throwing their support behind President Joe Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general and urging congressional leaders to quickly confirm her to the post

Biden to Give $4 Billion to COVAX for Global…

Biden to Give $4 Billion to COVAX for Global COVID-19 Vaccine Effort. The president is expected to make the announcement during a virtual meeting of G7 leaders on Feb. 19. . The funds are intended to help 92 low- and middle-income countries gain access to COVID-19 vaccines. An initial $2 billion contribution was appropriated by Congress in December. An additional $2 billion will be pledged through 2021 and 2022. This pandemic is not going to end unless we end it globally, Senior administration official, via statement. A Biden official said the $4 billion contribution to COVAX, which is co-run by the World Health Organization. will not affect America's vaccination program

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Who is Myanmar's UN envoy? Coup opponent or…

Myanmar’s U.N. ambassador insists he remains is country's permanent representative to the United Nations despite a military coup he strongly condemns

Kayleigh McEnany signs on as Fox News contributor

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has signed on as a Fox News contributor

Ted Cruz Confirms Mexico Vacation as Texas Faces…

Ted Cruz Confirms Mexico Vacation , as Texas Faces Storm Crisis. On Thursday, the Republican Texas senator acknowledged that he was in Cancun, Mexico, for a weeklong family vacation. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon, Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-TX), via AP News. Texas has been slammed by an intense winter storm ... ... in which thousands of Cruz's constituents are currently struggling without power or safe drinking water. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-TX), via AP News. Cruz stated, "we want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm.". Democrats and Republicans in Texas have slammed the high-profile senator for leaving the state amid the crisis. That’s something that he has to answer to his constituents about, Allen West, Texas Republican Party Chairman, via AP News. Ted Cruz [...] is proving to be an enemy to our state by abandoning us in our greatest time of need, Gilberto Hinojosa, Texas Democratic Party Chair, via AP News. President Joe Biden authorized FEMA to provide generators and other vital supplies to hard-hit communities in the state