Neil W. McCabe, the national political editor of The Star News Network, reports from Washington’s Union Station, where Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott sent migrants who crossed the border into his state.Read More
Day: April 14, 2022
Judge Upholds Florida Abortion Waiting-Period Law
Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey upheld a Florida law requiring women to wait 24 hours before proceeding with an abortion. The judge tossed a lawsuit challenging the Florida law after a seven-year battle. The law was signed by then-Gov. Rick Scott (R) in 2015.
Dempsey said that the plaintiffs were not entitled to a stay on the ruling as they could not demonstrate that “irreparable harm” would be caused, as well as other states having legal waiting periods on the books.Read More
Dungy Responds to Criticism After Supporting DeSantis Fatherhood Initiative
Former NFL coach Tony Dungy responded Tuesday to critics who called him a “fraud” and a “racist apologist” after he attended a press conference where Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a new bill directing millions of dollars toward a fatherhood initiative.
Dungy works with the nonprofit group All Pro Dad, which provides parenting information and hosts events.
At the DeSantis press conference Dungy said, “I asked [Abe Brown], how do those young boys (19, 20, 21) get [in prison]? And he told me it’s not socio-economic, it’s not racial, it’s not education, it’s none of that. 95% of these boys did not grow up with their dad.”
Dungy also cited statistics related to fatherless children and said, “This is going to be tremendous and such a good help to fathers in Florida. This bill is so important. I want to thank all of the men and women that have been behind this. It is going to allow groups like All Pro Dad and people like those here today to do great things for our fathers here in Florida.”
Critics pounced.Read More
DeSantis Signs 15-Week Abortion Ban
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signed a 15-week abortion ban into law Thursday, marking two days in a row of significant pro-life victories in the Sunshine State. Wednesday, a Florida circuit judge upheld Florida’s 24-hour waiting period for women who were seeking abortions.Read More
DeSantis Says Funds Allocated to Bus Illegal Aliens Out of Florida
With the help of the state legislature, Florida’s governor is one step closer to busing illegal aliens out of the state.
According to several reports, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is working with lawmakers to allocate $12 million from the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) budget for the removal of illegal aliens from the Sunshine State.Read More
Thales Academy Opens First Rural County School in Pittsboro, North Carolina
Thales Academy opened the doors of its brand new building in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Monday, as about 100 students from the academy’s Cary campus moved to the new facility in rural Chatham County.
“Chatham is the first time that Thales has been in a rural county,” Bob Luddy, the founder and chairman of Thales Academy, told The Star News Network. “So, my thought was having a facility of that quality in a rural county that’s a private initiative is going to change the way people think about K-12 education.”Read More
Commentary: Biden’s Wealth Tax Is a Bad Idea That Cannot Be Ignored
Imagine a world where you were not taxed on how much you earned in a given year, but instead on how much your wealth appreciated.
To some this sounds like something straight out of John Lennon’s communist manifesto, also known as the song “Imagine.” Like the song, the music surrounding the words are enticing, but also like Lennon’s hit, the words themselves spell the death knell of freedom.Read More
Subway Shooting Suspect to Face Terrorism Charges
New York subway shooting suspect Frank James faces a terrorism charge after 10 people were shot Tuesday in an attack.
The 62-year-old James has been charged with committing a terrorist attack on a transportation system, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
James is in custody after he called Crime Stoppers on himself Wednesday morning before going on a stroll through East Villiage, The New York Post reported.
“A call came into Crime Stoppers,” a law enforcement source told the Post about the bizarre moment James called himself in. “The guy says, ‘You know I think you’re looking for me. I’m seeing my picture all over the news and I’ll be around this McDonalds.'”Read More
Commentary: Used Cars Are Currently Selling at Higher Prices than New Cars
The last time I purchased a used car it didn’t turn out well. A number of years ago, I bought a used 2005 Mazda Tribute for what I thought was a screaming deal: $5,900. The mileage was low, and the vehicle was in pretty meticulous shape—or so I thought.Read More
Annual Wholesale Inflation Rises 11.2 Percent, Mirroring Record Consumer Price Index Numbers
Wholesale prices in March increased by 11.2%, compared to 12 months earlier, the Labor Department said Wednesday.
The report also show the prices increased 1.1% from February to March.
The newly released numbers follow the agency saying Tuesday the price of consumer goods in March increased by 8.5%, compared to the same time last year, making the Consumer Price Index’s so-called “annualized rate” the highest since December 1981.Read More
Justice Department Plans to Re-Try Two Remaining Whitmer Kidnapping Defendants
Despite a humiliating defeat in what the Justice Department considered one of its biggest domestic terror investigations in recent history, federal prosecutors announced they will re-try two men who were not acquitted last week on charges of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020.
Chief District Court Judge Robert Jonker declared a mistrial on April 8 after a jury in western Michigan could not agree on the guilt of Adam Fox, the so-called ringleader, and Barry Croft, Jr. related to the alleged plot; two other men, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta, were found not guilty on all charges and went home last Friday night after spending 18 months in jail.Read More
Yelp Exec: Abortion Access Is ‘Fundamental’ to Women’s Success in the Workplace
A Yelp executive said women need access to abortions to be successful at work as the company announced it would fund travel expenses for employees traveling out of state for abortions.
“The ability to control your reproductive health, and whether or when you want to extend your family, is absolutely fundamental to being able to be successful in the workplace,” Miriam Warren, Yelp’s chief diversity officer, told The New York Times.Read More