Donald Trump's McCarthy endorsement a non-factor in GOP speaker standoff
The former president's warning to MAGA Republicans has made no difference.As Kevin McCarthy faced Day 2 of his struggle to become House speaker, he got an enthusiastic vote of confidence from Donald Trump.The former president did more than endorse McCarthy for speaker (something he had already done months ago); he warned Republicans that failing to elect McCarthy would be a disaster for the Republican Party. "VOTE FOR KEVIN," Trump admonished in all-caps on his Truth Social platform Wednesday morning.
Republicans' fragile unity faces new threat
One of the top items of order on the House Republicans' agenda is increasing U.S.-Mexico border security. But a recent proposal for accomplishing that goal seems to be drawing mixed opinions from Republican representatives.On Tuesday, Texas Republican Representative Pat Fallon filed impeachment articles against U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for high crimes and misdemeanors, but a narrow majority could divide House Republicans on the topic.Republicans have been attempting to impeach Mayorkas for over a year, when Arizona Representative Andy Biggs filed a resolution to impeach Mayorkas for the same reason as Fallon in August 2021.
Failed Homecoming to Earth, 3 People Must Live a Year in Space
Jakarta - Consequence Russian spaceship leaked in mid-December 2022, three astronauts must be willing to live longer in space. They are one NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, and two cosmonauts Roscosmosyakni Sergey Prokopyec dan Dimitry Petelin. The three space explorers come to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 21, 2021. As quoted from SpaceMonday (23/1/2023) those who are supposed to return home in March, must be willing to live away from their homes for up to a year on the ISS. 'The plan is that Frank, Dimitri and Sergey will stay on board for a few more months until they return home, probably (at) the end of September,' said Dina Contella, ISS Operations Integration Manager.
Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg sentenced to 5 months in jail
NEW YORK (AP) - Allen Weisselberg, a longtime executive for Donald Trump 's business empire whose testimony helped convict the former president's company of tax fraud, was sentenced Tuesday to five months in jail for dodging taxes on $1.7 million in job perks. Weisselberg, 75, was promised that sentence in August when he agreed to plead guilty to 15 tax crimes and to testify against the Trump Organization, where he's worked since the mid-1980s and until his arrest, had served as chief financial officer.
Governor Hochul Announces Statewide Strategy to Address New York's Housing Crisis and Build 800,000 New Homes
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a statewide strategy to address New York's housing crisis, build 800,000 new homes over the next decade to meet the historic shortage, and support New York renters and homeowners as part of the 2023 State of the State. The New York Housing Compact, a comprehensive, multi-pronged strategy, includes local participation requirements and incentives to achieve housing growth in every community so that every part of the State is a partner in solving this urgent crisis.
Navalny dying by illness may be Putin's end game: Professor
Alexei Navalny, the jailed Russian opposition leader and prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, on Monday said he spent New Year's Eve in solitary confinement.Navalny later said prison guards placed a "bioweapon" in his cell in the form of a flu-stricken prisoner, and his lawyer later reported Navalny had fallen ill with flu symptoms. While there is no indication at this time that Navalny's current illness is life-threatening, an eventual "natural" death for Navalny may just be Putin's ultimate goal for the Kremlin critic, according to one professor.
Govt decides deportation of Afghan nationals after completion of jail term
Afghan people enter Pakistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Chaman after the Taliban's military takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021. - AFPAuthorities have decided to deport illegally-settled Afghan nationals from Pakistan now that their sentences have ended, documents of the Sindh Home Department showed. Around 530 Afghans, according to the documents seen by Geo News on Saturday, have been released upon completing their sentences in different jails across Sindh. These released Afghans had been awarded two-month-long sentences by different courts in the province for not having complete travel documents while entering the province.
Why Prince William and Kate Middleton ignored seating plan at Harry's wedding
The Duke of Sussex has opened up about some closely guarded royal secrets in his new book, Spare, including delving into the behind-the-scenes disagreements at his wedding with Meghan Markle in 2018. Like many couples, we imagine months of meticulous planning went into every detail of Harry and Meghan's big day, but, according to Harry, the Prince of Princess of Wales ignored his wishes at their wedding reception. WATCH: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Princess Kate and Prince William arrive at royal wedding Loading the player.
Monterey Park mass shooting is deadliest in US since Uvalde, Texas
Saturday's mass shooting at a Monterey Park ballroom, where at least 10 people were killed during a Lunar New Year celebration, followed a handful of other high-profile shootings in recent years in Southern California. They include: • On May 15, 2022, at a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods, where David Wenwei Chou is accused of fatally shooting a doctor and injuring five other people. • On March 31, 2021, at a real estate office in Orange that left four people dead and a woman injured. Suspect Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez ultimately was found not competent to stand trial.
Kai Cenat Responds to Allegations By TikTok Star
Twitch streamer Kai Cenat has responded to alleged rape allegations that took place at his New York party. For those who don't know, Kai Cenat is a Twitch streamer and YouTuber who has amassed a large following due to his entertaining and engaging content. He is best known for his IRL content and high-level gameplay in a variety of games, including Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Call of Duty: Warzone. His positive attitude and outgoing personality have made him one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, and his fans enjoy watching him interact with other streamers and chat with his viewers.
Russia's forces begins temporary ceasefire in Ukraine war as Zelensky rejects calls to halt offensive
Russia's president Vladimir Putin's troops have started a temporary ceasefire in the Ukraine war to mark Orthodox Christmas. he ceasefire started at midday on Friday in Moscow (9am Irish time) and is set to last for 36 hours on the request of the Russian Orthodox church, Russian state TV confirmed. Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky has rejected the calls for a truce, accusing Russia of wanting to halt Kyiv's progress in the bitter fight in eastern Ukraine. US president Joe Biden also pointed out that Putin was ready to bomb 'hospitals, nurseries and churches' on 25 December and on New Year's Eve, but is now calling for a ceasefire.