Trump at CPAC: Former President tells CPAC crowd ‘the incredible journey’ is ‘far from being over’

March 1, 2021

“It is far from being over,” Trump said about the “incredible journey” he said he and his supporters started four years ago. “We will be victorious and America will be stronger and greater than ever before.” In his first public comments since leaving the White House, Trump plans to target President Joe Biden, attacking his immigration policies and demanding that he “get the schools open right now.” “The future of…

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Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine gets the nod from CDC committee

March 1, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration authorized the J&J vaccine on Saturday. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is a group of vaccine and public health experts that helps set guidelines for the CDC concerning the best practices with vaccinations. Members voted unanimously, with one recusal for a potential conflict of interest, to recommend the vaccine. They did not make any recommendations about specific groups who should receive the…

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Fauci: ‘I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me’ as soon as possible

March 1, 2021

“These are three highly efficacious vaccines. I can tell you I have been fully vaccinated with one that was available. It was the Moderna,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “If I were not vaccinated now and I had a choice of getting a J&J vaccine now or waiting for another vaccine, I would take whatever vaccine would be available to me as quickly as possible…

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DOJ charges man who allegedly sprayed chemicals at cops in Capitol riot

February 28, 2021

Federal prosecutors say Daniel Caldwell, 49, used a chemical spray against a line of officers that were blocking rioters from entering the Capitol. It happened amid a massive melee with police, who used batons and pepper spray to fend off the crowd, according to footage of the incident that was cited in court filings. Hours after the riot, Caldwell spoke about the incident in a video that was posted to…

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Stocks week ahead: $3 gasoline could be around the corner — unless OPEC and Russia start pumping more oil

February 28, 2021

US crude has raced back above $60 a barrel. That’s a far cry from the depths it reached last April when oil crashed below zero (negative $40.32 a barrel, to be exact) for the first time in history. Prices at the pump are starting to creep higher, too. The national average hit $2.70 a gallon Friday, according to AAA. That’s well above the April low of $1.76 per gallon. Investors…

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Bill Cassidy on GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’

February 28, 2021

“If we idolize one person, we will lose,” Cassidy told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “And that’s kind of clear from the last election.” Cassidy, a moderate, was one of seven GOP senators who joined all Senate Democrats in voting to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, but the 57 guilty votes fell well-short of the 67 needed to convict the former President, resulting in his…

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Psaki: ‘More effective ways’ to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for Khashoggi’s murder than sanctioning crown prince

February 28, 2021

“We believe there is more effective ways to make sure this doesn’t happen again and to also be able to leave room to work with the Saudis on areas where there is mutual agreement — where there is national interests for the United States. That is what diplomacy looks like,” Psaki told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” when asked why the administration is punishing people under the…

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Black people in history: Little-known figures to know

February 28, 2021

Every Black History Month, we tend to celebrate the same cast of historic figures. They are the civil rights leaders and abolitionists whose faces we see plastered on calendars and postage stamps. They resurface each February when the nation commemorates African Americans who have transformed America. They deserve all their accolades. But this month we are focusing instead on 28 seminal Black figures – one for each day of February…

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Russia launches satellite to monitor climate in Arctic

February 28, 2021

The Arctic has warmed more than twice as fast as the global average over the last three decades and Moscow is seeking to develop the energy-rich region, investing in the Northern Sea Route for shipping across its long northern flank as ice melts. The satellite successfully reached its intended orbit after being launched from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome by a Soyuz rocket, Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency,…

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New York Times: Second former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment

February 28, 2021

The former aide, Charlotte Bennett, alleges that Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life, whether she had monogamous relationships and if she ever had sex with older men, according to the Times. Bennett told the newspaper that the alleged incidents happened late last spring, during the height of the state’s fight against the coronavirus. Bennett was previously an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the Democratic governor’s administration…

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