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Democratic presidential candidates back off statements of support for Jussie Smollett

Democratic presidential candidates back off statements of support for Jussie Smollett

Democratic presidential candidates backed off their statements of support for actor Jussie Smollett on Thursday after he was arrested on the suspicion of falsifying a police report, saying he’s done a disservice to victims of hate crimes. Several prominent Democratic politicians and 2020 presidential candidates had issued strong statements of support after Smollett, an actor…MORE

Ford is investigating its fuel economy and emissions testing

Ford is investigating its fuel economy and emissions testing

Ford is investigating the testing procedures it uses to certify its fuel economy and emissions standards after employees raised concerns about potential inaccuracies. It has hired an outside firm to look into the testing process the company said in a statement on Thursday. Ford has also brought on independent experts and will be using an…MORE

Police went to a mayor’s house with a warrant and they say he shot at them

Police went to a mayor’s house with a warrant and they say he shot at them

The mayor of Port Richey, Florida, is “lucky he’s not dead” after firing two shots at a SWAT team at his house to serve a warrant, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco told reporters Thursday. Dale Massad, who was elected mayor in 2015, was arrested by the officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and…MORE

Red tide that has plagued Florida since 2017 not detected in water tests

Red tide that has plagued Florida since 2017 not detected in water tests

After 15 months of being plagued by red tide, tests of Florida waters show the organism was not detected this past week. This is big news since the region has been impacted by red tide since November 2017, causing irrevocable damage to wildlife. In the mid-week update report released on Wednesday, Florida Fish and Wildlife…MORE

What Roger Stone doesn’t get

What Roger Stone doesn’t get

Roger Stone’s hero is Richard Nixon. He has a shrine of Nixon memorabilia in his house. He’s fond of flashing Nixon’s victory sign — at the most inappropriate moments. Nixon viewed everything — EVERYTHING — as a political campaign to either win or lose. With the entire world divided between his opponents and his allies.…MORE

Top Democrats rebuke Trump administration for Medicaid work requirement policies

Top Democrats rebuke Trump administration for Medicaid work requirement policies

Top congressional Democrats requested Tuesday that the Department of Health and Human Services halt Medicaid work requirements, citing widespread loss of coverage in Arkansas. The letter, signed by Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey rebukes the administration for “disregard of Congressional intent” and a failure to track the impact…MORE

Synthetic DNA could help with search for alien life

Synthetic DNA could help with search for alien life

Scientists have long suggested that if life exists beyond Earth, the processes behind it may be entirely different from everything we know. On Thursday, researchers announced that they were able to create a DNA-like molecular system that can store and transmit information. It’s not a life form, but the genetic system represents what an alternative…MORE

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