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DOJ Won’t Pursue Charges Against Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake

People carry placards at an event at Civic Center Park in Kenosha, Wis., November 2, 2020. (Bing Guan/Reuters) The Department of Justice announced Friday that it will not pursue civil rights charges against the Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake, an African American man, last year while responding to a domestic violence call. Blake…

Psaki Blames COVID-19 Pandemic for Biden’s Poor Approval Ratings

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 6, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for President Biden’s poor approval rating, which has fallen to a new low in recent polling.  Asked about recent polling…

Fairfax County School Board Sues Parents over Publication of ‘Mistakenly’ Released FOIA Docs

Fairfax County school buses sit in a in Lorton, Va., July 22, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The Goldwater Institute on Thursday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Fairfax County School Board against two mothers, one of whom had posted confidential information that the district “inadvertently and mistakenly” released in response to a…

Parents Group Sounds Alarm over AG Garland’s Ties to Pro-CRT, Zuckerberg-Backed Consultancy

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces the launch of the Justice Department’s five cross-jurisdictional gun trafficking strike forces at the ATF in Washington, D.C., July 22, 2021. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via Reuters) A parents group is questioning Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to open an investigation into purported threats and acts of violence against school boards…

Students Threatened by University Administrators over Anti-China Stickers

Emerson College buckles to pro-China pressure. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T wo of the most disturbing trends in America’s culture wars — U.S. colleges’ woke bent and the conflation of legitimate anti-China rhetoric with odious anti-Asian racism — have formed a toxic cocktail at Boston’s Emerson College. Emerson administrators have just suspended a student group for…

Sand in the Gears: A Gorgeous but Slow Trip to Dune

Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in Dune. (Chiabella James/Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures) Virtually all of Dune is scene-setting, world-building, setup. It may be the longest prologue ever made. Watching Denis Villeneuve’s film of Frank Herbert’s Dune filled me with admiration — not for Villeneuve or Herbert, but for George Lucas. Of the three big-name directors…

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Heartbeat Act

Texas State Capitol in Austin. (CrackerClips/Getty Images) A federal judge on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking the enforcement of Texas’s heartbeat abortion law, which allows private citizens to sue providers that perform abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman granted the Biden administration’s request to temporarily block enforcement of…

Republican Governors Outline Plan to End Border Crisis

U.S. Border Patrol agent Carlos Rivera guides migrants to be processed after they attempted to cross the border from Mexico into Sunland Park, N.M., September 17, 2021. (Paul Ratje/Reuters) A group of GOP governors outlined a ten-point plan to end the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday and called on President Biden to address…

Senate Democrats Accept McConnell Offer on Short-Term Debt Ceiling Extension

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks past reporters prior to a delayed vote to suspend the federal government’s $28.4 trillion debt ceiling outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., October 6, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Senate Democrats signaled that they will accept Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R., Ky.) offer for a short-term extension…

Psaki: Biden’s Opposition to Hyde Amendment ‘Hasn’t Changed’ Despite Reconciliation Bill Comments

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 6, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday dismissed the suggestion that President Biden is “backtracking” on his opposition to the Hyde amendment, one day after he signaled that he would sign…