Video footage released Friday night showing armed individuals sitting near a ballot drop box in Mesa, Arizona is heightening alarm over right-wing intimidation efforts as early voting kicks off across the United States. A clip posted to social media by ABC reporter Nicole Grigg shows two masked people dressed in tactical gear observing the ballot drop box. Concerns about right-wing voter intimidation efforts reach well beyond Arizona. In addition to intimidation efforts at polling sites, recently released police bodycam footage shows cops arresting people accused of voter fraud as part of Florida Gov. "Yet since those arrests, new information was uncovered showing that most of the defendants were told by state officials that they could vote," Politico added.
If you have not been following the last few weeks of the Kanye West saga, here are the most recent details. On Thursday, he appeared on right-wing conspiracist Alex Jones' online show, in what Jones apparently intended as an interview meant to launder West's reputation. "I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis. Why does Kanye West even matter? As the folkism holds to satirize Kanye West at this point is something like putting a hat on top of a hat.1 day ago Salon.com
The trove of documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence contained sensitive intelligence about Iran and China, according to The Washington Post. Sensitive intelligence regarding China was also found among Trump's stolen documents, and experts say the unauthorized disclosure of such documents could harm U.S. intelligence efforts, or may even spark retaliation from other countries. The recently recovered secret documents regarding Iran and China are some of the most sensitive pieces of information the FBI has found thus far, sources told the Post. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a D.C.-based government watchdog group, called the report "the worst possible scenario." It really was the worst possible scenario: some of the classified documents recovered by the FBI from Mar-a-Lago included highly sensitive intelligence regarding Iran and China.1 month ago Salon.com
"What word of advice would you give to leadership in the House in the next two weeks and then after they take power?" Bannon asked Patel on Wednesday's edition of "War Room: Pandemic." I said, I have no problem going around the country campaigning for you because you care about America First values. And you better not forget the things that you campaigned on: accountability, destroying the two-tiered system of justice, and ending the politicization of law enforcement in our military. Patel also said that Republicans "will conduct a full-scale overhaul of the intelligence and law enforcement communities, whether it's with — through a Church-like commission or otherwise.1 month ago Salon.com
In at least six states, Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation this year that would require hand-counting of all ballots instead of electronic tabulation. Virtually no significant problems or anomalies with machine tabulation have emerged in recent years. "For people who have been led to radically mistrust elections, hand-counting the ballots won't do much good. The process of hand-counting ballots is also a complicated one, Lindeman explained. "For people who have been led to radically mistrust U.S. elections, hand-counting the ballots won't do much good," he said.1 month ago Salon.com
White lives do matter, and Kanye West proved it. When I say Black lives don't matter, I am not thinking about the #BLM hashtag or the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation's mansion purchased with donor funds. We know white lives matter. White lives, white history and white perspective matter. White lives, white history and white perspective matter.1 month ago Salon.com
The recent pledge marks the first time Bezos has explicitly announced that he'll give away most of his lifetime wealth. One avenue is via the Bezos Courage and Civility Award, which was awarded to legendary singer-songwriter Dolly Parton on Saturday. Both Bezos and Sánchez are still deciding how to distribute the rest of his hefty net worth. Though he didn't confirm it during the interview, Bezos is reportedly interested in buying the Washington Commanders with rapper Jay-Z. As for his grand monetary plans, Bezos said, "The hard part is figuring out how to do it in a levered way."19 days ago Salon.com
It was like sweet potato pie, but not as sweet — a perfect companion for the ice cream. "I love sweet potato pie! As embarrassing as enjoying pumpkin pie was, I was also going through a whole lot of other changes. The plate: In some ways, the plate now feels far from the one from Famma's table. And yes, there may even be pumpkin pie now — intentional pumpkin pie, even.9 days ago Salon.com