Fox News Anchor Deletes Tweet Suggesting Colin Powell’s Death “Raises New Concerns” About Covid Vaccine Efficacy

Fox News anchor John Roberts has deleted a tweet suggesting that former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s death “raises new concerns” about the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines.

In the now-deleted tweet, Roberts said “the fact that Colin Powell died from a breakthrough COVID infection raises new concerns about how effective vaccines are long-term.”  read more

Bush Responds to Death of Colin Powell

Former President George W. Bush has issued a response following the death of Colin Powell, who served as his first Secretary of State.

“Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Colin Powell. He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam,” Bush said in a statement, adding that “many Presidents relied on General Powell’s counsel and experience.” read more

Texas AG Ken Paxton Announces State Will Appeal Ruling That Blocked Abortion Law

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced that the state will appeal a ruling from U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman that blocked its controversial abortion restrictions.

“We disagree with the Court’s decision and have already taken steps to immediately appeal it to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said on Twitter this morning. “The sanctity of human life is, and will always be, a top priority for me.” read more

Patrick Leahy and Senate Dems Introduce Measure to Strengthen Voting Rights Act

Senate Democrats have introduced a measure to strengthen the Voting Rights Act.

TheJohn Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act was introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and 48 other senators. The legislation would update the Voting Rights Act to strengthen sections previously affected by Shelby County v. Holder (2013) and Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee (2013), Supreme Court decisions that weakened its key provisions. read more

Brett Kavanaugh Tests Positive for Covid-19

Brett Kavanaugh

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for Covid-19, a rare breakthrough infection. He had been fully vaccinated since January. He is currently not showing symptoms of the virus.

“Justice Kavanaugh’s wife and daughters are also fully vaccinated, and they tested negative on Thursday,” spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said. “As a precaution, Justice and Mrs. Kavanaugh will not attend Justice Barrett’s investiture this morning.” read more

Yellen Warns Lawmakers U.S. Has Just Three Weeks Before It Defaults on Its Debts

In a letter to lawmakers this morning, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that the United States has just three weeks before it defaults on its debts.

“We now estimate that Treasury is likely to exhaust its extraordinary measures if Congress has not acted to raise or suspend the debt limit by October 18. At that point, we expect Treasury would be left with very limited resources that would be depleted quickly,” Yellen wrote. read more

All Of The Ways That The Gabby Petito/Brian Laundrie Police Stop Went Wrong

Moab police were under fire when they released the body camera footage of their August 12 stop with Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito for missing clear signs of domestic violence red flags and for ignoring a 911 caller's report that Brian hit Gabby multiple times.

Lots of excuses were thrown out, some blaming the dispatcher, but now there's confirmation of the dispatcher relaying the report to the responding officers.