by Catherine Smith President Biden’s State Department announced Wednesday the creation of a chief diversity officer position, as well as a council of deputy assistant secretaries from each of its bureaus, in an effort to bring “diversity and inclusion” to the department, Fox News reported. “I am committed to bringing the
by Catherine Smith McDonald’s will tie executives’ pay to diversity goals and aims to hit gender parity in management by the end of 2030 as the company tries to overhaul its workplace culture.
An Angus-born 105-year-old cannot wait for the pandemic restrictions to lift – so she can get back to the gym.
by Catherine Smith Cartoon Network has released a new Public Service Announcement telling children they must “see color” and view individuals through a skin-color based lens in order to be “anti-racist.” The new two-minute-long public service announcement, from “Steven Universe” creator Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey, was posted to YouTube earlier this
by Catherine Smith Donald Trump this week refused to meet his former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
Skip to content by Catherine Smith The crash in U.S. oil production is growing worse as freezing temperatures and power outages in Texas prevent pumping the fossil fuels from the ground.
by Catherine Smith Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday said not all teachers need to be vaccinated in order for schools to reopen, The New York Post reports. “It’s not the case that you can’t open a school unless all the teachers are vaccinated. That would be optimal, if you could do that,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told ABC’s anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week”. Fauci said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s school-reopening guide
by Catherine Smith President Joe Biden indicated that Americans may need to wear masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus for the remainder of 2021. Speaking during a visit to the National Institutes of Health complex on Thursday, Biden also spoke about the U.S. vaccine supply and his goals for the rollout, and suggested that mask-wearing will likely be a reality for the next year, Fox News reports. Even though he was standing 10 feet away from Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins, the president told
by Catherine Smith The U.S. budget deficit will be larger than expected because of the $900 billion stimulus bill passed in December, a whopping $448 billion larger than was projected in September, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday. According to Breitbart, the CBO forecasts that the federal government will borrow $2.26 trillion this year making it the second-largest deficit since World War II. Last year’s $3.1 trillion was the biggest in absolute numbers and also the largest as a share of gross
by Catherine Smith Tom del Beccaro, leader in the ongoing effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom said they have reached the 1.5 million signatures needed to qualify for a statewide vote, Breitbart reports. “EVERYONE: We have over 1.5 mill raw signatures but they are not all verified,” del Beccaro tweeted late Wednesday evening. “My message is that 1.5m sounds great but is NOT ENOUGH.” To ensure qualification we need 1.9 million.” EVERYONE: We have over 1.5 mill raw signatures but they are not
by Catherine Smith The Defense Department estimates the National Guard deployment at the Capitol through March 15 will cost nearly $483 million, in addition to $500 million it has already spent, Fox News reported Monday. Approximately 26,000 National Guard troops from across the country were sent to Washington D.C. after the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. The number has gradually reduced, however there are still more than 7,000 troops guarding the Capitol building with plans to gradually decrease its presence through
by Catherine Smith Left-wing protests in Portland have caused roughly $2.3 million in damage to federal buildings since they broke out over the summer. Portland was the epicenter of summer protests which included frequent riots, vandalism and clashes with law enforcement. The two months of near-nightly unrest centered on a federal courthouse downtown. President Trump urged the city’s liberal Mayor Ted Wheeler to allow him to deploy federal troops to help quell protests, but the mayor denied the president’s
by Catherine Smith The White House walked back comments from CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, suggesting that schools might be able to reopen before all teachers have received a vaccine to prevent Covid-19. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday claimed that Walensky was speaking in her “personal capacity.” Psaki explained, “obviously she’s the head of the CDC, but we’re going to wait for final guidance to come out.” “Biden believes that even with vaccinations for teachers or for
Show caption Wales’ meat promotion body will have a new head – and its first woman leader – from April this year. Catherine Smith, a board member of Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) – the statutory body responsible for the promotion and development of lamb, beef and pork from Wales – will take over from incumbent chair Kevin Roberts on April 1. Catherine is a food business consultant with more than 20 years’ experience in the red meat sector in procurement, processing and manufacturing.
by Catherine Smith The Biden administration plans to announce on Thursday that it will increase the cap on the number of refugees to more than eight times the level at which the Trump administration left it. President Joe Biden is expected to announce the move during a visit to the State Department. The Trump administration had drastically reduced the refugee admissions cap to only 15,000 for this fiscal year, the lowest since 1980, CNN reports. The refugee cap must be approved by the president. Biden’s plan
by Catherine Smith A self-described ex-liberal activist from New York was arrested Monday in connection with the US Capitol riot. Brandon Straka, 44, was taken into custody on Monday on a felony charge of interfering with police during civil disorder, and illegal entry and disorderly conduct on restricted Capitol grounds, The Washington Post reported. Straka who is most famous for founding the #WalkAway Campaign to encourage people to leave the Democratic Party spoke at the Stop the Steal rally held by backers
by Catherine Smith Demonstrators who marched through Downtown Seattle Wednesday night, vandalized the storefront of the original Starbucks store as they made their way through Pike Place Market, the police department said. Video showed several people clad in black, some carrying umbrellas, running up and smashing windows around 7:15 p.m. as part of an hours-long demonstration against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, President Joe Biden and law enforcement. Glass was left strewn across the nearly 50-year-old
by Catherine Smith A Chinese state broadcaster revived a conspiracy theory that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a US military lab, and told its millions of viewers there is “something fishy” happening at Fort Detrick in Maryland. A female anchor on China’s Central Television Station Thursday asked viewers: ”Exactly what fishy businesses were going on?,” the Daily Mail reported. Her comments came three days after Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s Foreign Ministry, urged the
by Catherine Smith A Texas woman was arrested and charged for allegedly operating a massive ballot harvesting scheme after undercover video footage showed her committing election fraud. Rachel Rodriguez was arrested and charged with election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail, and unlawfully possessing an official ballot, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday. Each charge constitutes a felony under the Texas Election Code. “Many continue to claim that there’s
by Catherine Smith A legislative counsel member from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Friday warned that the suspension of President Donald Trump’s social media accounts wielded “unchecked power” by large tech companies, Breitbart reported. Kate Ruane, a senior legislative counsel at the ACLU warned in a statement that the decision to suspend Trump from social media platforms could set a precedent for big tech companies to silence less privileged voices. “For months, President Trump has been