Judge Frederic Block, meet Judge H. Lee Sarokin. Block, a federal district court judge in New York, recently fined a local developer who had whitewashed graffiti painted on a derelict warehouse in Queens. The developer, one Jerry Wolkoff, has owned the warehouse for years and intends to demolish it and build condominiums on the site.
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, addressed his “poorly worded joke about Obamacare supporters” on Twitter Friday, lamenting the comments he made during a speech the day before where he called them the “stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.” In a speech to the American Enterprise Institute in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Hatch made the derogatory
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No countries will be exempt from the steep steel and aluminum tariffs President Donald Trump announced this week, which have outraged allies and stoked fears of a global trade war, a senior White House official said Friday. Trump “made clear that this would be an across-the-board tariff with no exclusions,” including key allies Canada and
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Former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., is establishing a tech council to assist elected officials looking to pass gun laws, Axios reports. “Now is the time to come together, be responsible Democrats, Republicans, everyone,” Giffords said at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco, California. Giffords, who survived an attempted assassination in 2011, has become
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Quinn Norton is an engaging, funny, and stylish writer on technology and the odd communities that inhabit our digital world and make it so scary. She is also, to quote her own description, “a bisexual anarchist pacifist, prison abolitionist, & vegetarian. Currently I’m fretting about fair trade standards and ethical food.” What’s not to like?
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Florida officials are taking strong actions to make sure students are safe in their schools, and President Donald Trump agrees with the actions state leaders are taking, state Attorney General Pam Bondi said Friday. “We have also been working together because in a very short period of time, we are going to get this right,”
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Mass grave sites, primarily composed of the murdered bodies of Rohingya Muslims, are currently being bulldozed over by the Burmese government. This heinous operation is the government’s latest effort to absolve itself of its sins, erasing all evidence of the ethnic cleansing campaign it conducted last year. The numbers are staggering: Over 6,700 Rohingya have been killed
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said he became aware of problems with security clearances among President Donald Trump’s aides soon after he accepted his job last summer. He also said that former Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned Feb. 6, the same day as a news report about allegations of domestic violence from two
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The State Department signed off on a potential $47 million sale of 210 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 37 launch units to Ukraine Thursday, moving the planned purchase one step closer to completion. Russia has fueled a bloody war on Ukraine’s eastern border since 2014, bolstering separatists there with money and weapons. More than 10,000 people
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The Christian satire site Babylon Bee has been fact-checked by Snopes and threatened by Facebook after it published an Onion-style article about CNN about purchasing a washing machine to “spin the news.” The Babylon Bee openly advertises itself as a satire site. Recent headlines include, “Local Pastor Hoping Curling Metaphors Go Over Big This Sunday,” “Nation
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Scroll down for next story Hosted by Charlie Sykes. Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, editor at large Bill Kristol discusses the wild week at the White House: the announced departure of Hope Hicks, President Trump’s gun control gaffe, and the coming trade war. This podcast can be downloaded here. Subscribe to THE WEEKLY STANDARD’s
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The State Department signed off on a potential $47 million sale of 210 Javelin anti-tank missiles and 37 launch units to Ukraine Thursday, moving the planned purchase one step closer to completion. Russia has fueled a bloody war on Ukraine’s eastern border since 2014, bolstering separatists there with money and weapons. More than 10,000 people
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Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., admitted Friday there were times when she was in fear of her life as a young girl because of her father’s opioid addiction and his gun collection. Dingell told CNN’s “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota that her father had violent episodes during her youth in Michigan. “One of the things that
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Department of Justice Inspector General (DOJ-IG) Michael Horowitz’s long-awaited report will accuse outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe of improper leaking to the press and deliberately misleading DOJ-IG investigators, according to Thursday reporting in the New York Times and Washington Post. The New York Times broke McCabe’s alleged leaking to the media first. According to their
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Next year will be the centenary of one of the most famous poems of the 20th century, W. B. Yeats’s “The Second Coming.” I presume there’ll be suitable acknowledgment of this in literary circles, and even an occasional nod from those of us who labor in less rarefied intellectual climes. But if poetry has the ability
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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden said Friday President Donald Trump is envious of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I think there is a bit of autocratic envy in terms of the president’s attitude toward the president of the Russian Federation,” Hayden, a retired Air Force general, said during an appearance on CNN. Hayden was discussing Putin’s
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President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would announce tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in the coming week. This move follows reports from the Commerce Department that investigated the impact of these imports. The president is expected to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. This will lead to increased prices
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Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were a husband-and-wife televangelist team who rose to prominence in the 1970s and ’80s before their ministry was brought down by scandal, trickery, and bankruptcy. They lived extravagant lives in front of the camera, inviting viewers into their beautiful homes for holidays and vacations. While most children in this era
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