US: COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as Omicron variant spreads

Omicron’s rapid spread is fueling a wave of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States. More children are also being admitted to hospitals, according to CDC data. CBS News correspondent Janet Shamlian reports from Houston. Then Dr. Jeremy Faust, emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, joins CBSN’s Lilia Luciano toContinue reading “US: COVID-19 hospitalizations rise as Omicron variant spreads”

Capitol Police intelligence analysts worried a member of Congress was actually encouraging violence in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack: Louie Gohmert.

We got our hands on their assessment that flagged the conservative Texan.  What they’re saying: The U.S. Capitol Police — in a Special Event Assessment dated Jan. 3, 2021 — flagged potential danger stemming from comments made by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) in the lead-up to Jan. 6. The assessment, obtained by POLITICO Wednesday, laidContinue reading “Capitol Police intelligence analysts worried a member of Congress was actually encouraging violence in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 attack: Louie Gohmert.”

Alarm as Texas quietly restarts controversial voting program

Program asks people on voter rolls to prove citizenship, sparking concern that eligible voters could be wrongfully targeted Texas officials have quietly restarted a controversial program to ask people on the voter rolls to prove their citizenship, sparking alarm that thousands of eligible voters could be wrongfully targeted. The Texas secretary of state’s office hasContinue reading “Alarm as Texas quietly restarts controversial voting program”

The push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries

Some Texas residents are asking for greater say in what titles appear on public library shelves. When the Llano County Library shuts down for three days this week, starting Tuesday, it won’t be for the holidays. Instead, a group of six librarians in this small Central Texas county will be conducting a “thorough review” ofContinue reading “The push to ban books in Texas schools spreads to public libraries”

Texas Trump supporter claims victory in state Senate race. The election hasn’t happened yet.

She says she has such a winning message that she has, in fact, already won despite opposition from “the establishment and the RNC itself.” Bianca Garcia, president of Latinos for Trump, is running for the state legislature and she’s declaring victory. One small sticking point remains, however. The election hasn’t happened yet. Garcia, a frequentContinue reading “Texas Trump supporter claims victory in state Senate race. The election hasn’t happened yet.”

Rick Perry sent Mark Meadows text outlining ‘aggressive’ strategy to invalidate election, report says

Mr Perry reportedly sent the text days before some states finished counting votes The House select committee investigating the 6 January insurrection believes ex-Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is responsible for sending a text message to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows which suggested that three state legislatures to unilaterally declare former president Donald Trump the winner ofContinue reading “Rick Perry sent Mark Meadows text outlining ‘aggressive’ strategy to invalidate election, report says”

Capitol riot committee subpoenas coup PowerPoint author Phil Waldron

Retired army colonel was the author of the 36-page PowerPoint presentation which ex-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows turned over to the House select committee The House select committee investigating the 6 January insurrection has issued a subpoena for documents and testimony to Phil Waldron, the retired US Army colonel who authored the 36-page PowerPoint presentationContinue reading “Capitol riot committee subpoenas coup PowerPoint author Phil Waldron”

Explosive PowerPoint presentation detailing plan to overturn election for Trump discovered by Jan 6 committee

The actions recommended in the 36-page PowerPoint presentation are similar to what Trump allies were demanding of a top Defence Department official in the days leading up to the 6 January insurrection A PowerPoint presentation that bears the exact title as one that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has turned over to the HouseContinue reading “Explosive PowerPoint presentation detailing plan to overturn election for Trump discovered by Jan 6 committee”

Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm

A jury Tuesday found Alan Swinney, a self-proclaimed Proud Boy, guilty of assault, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon for pulling out a loaded revolver, firing paintballs and spraying bear Mace at counterprotesters in Portland last year. Prosecutors called him a “one man police force” and “vigilante cowboy,” while Swinney and his lawyer argued he wasContinue reading “Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm”

Let’s talk about the thing we missed in Crenshaw’s speech – Beau of the Fifth Column

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