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Donald Trump Jr. Sells T-Shirts Mocking Alec Baldwin Movie Set Tragedy

Donald Trump Jr. is using a tragedy to mock the actor who skewered his father on Saturday Night Live. A T-shirt that reads “Guns Don't Kill People, Alec Baldwin Kills People" is selling for $27.99 on a merchandise site linked to the former president's namesake son. The reference is to last week's killing of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was hit by discharge from a prop gun while working on the Baldwin film Rust. Baldwin, the film's star, was handling the weapon from which the fatal shot was fired. The movie's director was injured too. Trump Jr.'s merchandise site also sells shirts t...

Former President Clinton Hospitalized With Non-COVID Blood Infection

Bill Clinton was hospitalized on Tuesday with an infection that is not COVID-19, according to multiple reports. Clinton, 75, was admitted to University of California, Irvine Medical Center, CNN reported. He was feeling better when the news broke around 9 p.m. ET, according to a statement from Clinton's office “He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care," the statement read. Now 75, he is being treated for sepsis that originally spread from a urinary tract infection. The 42nd president was previously hospitalized in 2010 to fix a heart problem. He underwent the procedure at New...

Pfizer Threatens Termination For Any Unvaccinated Employees

Pfizer employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in coming weeks or face termination. The Pharma company is mandating all U.S.-based employees and contractors be fully vaccinated by Nov. 15, according to an internal Sept. 21 memo obtained Friday by CBS affiliate, News Channel 3. The requirement does not apply to those with a religious or medical exemptions, according to the outlet. Those who do not abide by the requirement and do not have an exemption could get the boot, according to the memo from Nicole Shaffer, senior Director of Colleague Wellness at Pfizer. The company — whose mR...

Massive Capitol Police Presence Greets Sparse Crowd At Far-Right Rally

A muscular police presence met a sparse crowd of right-wing protesters who headed to Capitol Hill on Saturday to support suspects in the deadly January 6 assault on Congress. Cops in heavy riot gear stood guard as around 400 people gathered on a grassy field at the foot of the Capitol. A podium above the crowd hosted far-right speakers, who complained about the treatment of defendants in the harrowing January attack. The Capitol Police, who promised a robust security plan after incurring criticism in connection with the January siege, shared an image on social media ahead of the rally that s...

Bush Calls Domestic Extremists  'Children Of The Same Foul Spirit’ As 9/11 Terrorists

Former President George W. Bush took a thinly veiled swipe at the January 6 insurrectionists and other U.S. political extremists during a 9/11 speech Saturday, calling them “children of the same foul spirit" as the terrorists who attacked America 20 years ago. “We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from violence that gathers within," Bush said at a Shanksville, Pennsylvania, ceremony to remember the hijacking and crash of United Flight 93, which was commandeered by Muslim terrorists. “There is little cultural overlap between violent ext...

Biden Visits Union Hall To Celebrate Labor Day With Electrical Workers

He was just your average Joe, for a few minutes at least. President Joe Biden stopped by a Delaware union hall to celebrate Labor Day on Monday and show off his working-class roots. Biden shook hands, took selfies, and handed out sandwiches to dozens of electrical workers during an afternoon stop at an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers headquarters in Wilmington. After Michael Simmons handed his phone to Biden, the president wished the union member's mother a happy Labor Day. “Mom, I wish you were here," Biden said. “I just stopped by to thank these guys." Biden stopped by the uni...

Teachers Union Chief Backs Mandatory Vaccination In Schools

Teachers should be required to get COVID-19 vaccines, the head of the American Federation of Teachers said Sunday. The union currently favors vaccinations on a voluntary basis, but its president Randi Weingarten said her views have changed as COVID-19 case numbers have spiked nationwide. She’ll urge the group to revisit its stance when she meets with other leaders this week. “As a matter of personal conscience, I think that we need to be working with our employers, not opposing them, on vaccine mandates,” Weingarten told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The delta variants are alarming. And the spread ...

Kinzinger Warns McCarthy May Face Subpoena In Jan. 6 Probe

A Republican member of the House select committee probing the January 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday wouldn't rule out calling on fellow members of Congress to testify. “I would support subpoenas to anyone that can shed light. ... If that's the leader, that's the leader," Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., told ABC's This Week. He'd been asked if House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, (R-CA), and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) — who spoke to former President Donald Trump the day a throng of his supporters attacked the Capitol — should be subpoenaed. “I want to know what the president was doing every...

Anti-Mask Protester Assaults Breast Cancer Patient At Los Angeles Hospital

Anti-mask protesters brawled with a breast-cancer patient outside a Los Angeles hospital Thursday, with one anti-masker shoving and punching the woman. The right-wingers swarmed Cedars-Sinai Breast Health Services to protest the hospital's mask policy, Vice reported. Patient Kate Burns told them to go away. “I've just gone through f---ing breast cancer," Burns said in footage captured by local videographer Vishal Singh. “And you motherf------ are here." As the argument escalated, one right-wing protester shoved Burns and punched her multiple times. Burns noted that chemotherapy treatments for cancer ofte...

Surgeon General Blasts COVID-19 Misinformation As Cases Increase

Misinformation about COVID-19 is costing lives, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy lamented Sunday, as case numbers are increasing throughout the country. “All of us — including the media, including individuals, health professionals — have a responsibility to share the truth about health, as science dictates,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “My worry is that all this misinformation that’s floating around is having a real cost that can be measured in lives lost, and that is just tragic,” Murthy said. The comments came after President Biden on Friday blasted Facebook and other soci...

Trump Praises Jan. 6 Rioters As ‘Patriots’ And ‘Peaceful People’

Former President Donald Trump has nothing but praise for his supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January. The former commander in chief called those who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 “peaceful people" and “patriots" in an interview aired on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures. Trump supporters besieged the Capitol, following a speech he gave in Washington that day, as Congress was meeting to finalize Electoral College results of the November 2020 presidential election. Hundreds of people have been arrested and several people have been charged with crimes stemming from the rampage, in wh...

Trump Reportedly Got $10,000 A Month To House Secret Service At NJ Resort

Former President Donald Trump reportedly scored more than $10,000 in May for housing Secret Service agents at his plush golf resort in the heart of New Jersey's horse country. The Department of Treasury paid $10,199.52 to Trump's eponymous company to rent a four-bedroom cottage for 18 days of the month after the ex-president moved north to Bedminster, New Jersey, from Florida for the summer, The Washington Post reported. That comes to a tidy $556 a night, according to government documents obtained by the paper. Trump is entitled to Secret Service protection and there's nothing illegal about th...

Emotional Pride March In New York Follows Last Year's Online-Only Event

NEW YORK — New York City's Pride March returned on Sunday, a year after the coronavirus outbreak forced the celebration to go online-only for the first time in its history. This year's event was mostly virtual and so more modest than pre-pandemic mega-marches — but still drew thousands of attendees to celebrate the LGBTQ community, including a woman who proposed to her girlfriend in the middle of the emotional festivities. Jaimie Lord, a gay rights activist from Virginia Beach, Virginia, dropped down on one knee about 12:30 p.m. along the parade route outside the historic Stonewall Inn to propose t...

Trump Organization May Face Criminal Charges By Next Week

NEW YORK — Donald Trump's name could appear on a criminal indictment as soon as next week. The Manhattan District Attorney's office has informed the former president's lawyers that they are weighing a criminal indictment against the Trump Organization related to untaxed perks paid to the company's chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, and other top executives. Trump's attorney Ron Fischetti told the Daily News he met with prosecutors from District Attorney Cy Vance's office virtually on Thursday and that an indictment against the Trump Organization appears imminent. “The DA listened to us, ...

Trump Asked Justice Department To Stop ‘SNL’ Mocking Him: Report

In early 2019, former president Donald Trump tried to enlist the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission to probe Saturday Night Live and other late-night comedy shows to stop their teasing, two sources told the Daily Beast. One source reportedly involved in such a discussion said that when Trump was informed that the DOJ doesn't handle such matters, the sitting president expressed disappointment. “Can something else be done about it?" Trump allegedly asked. “I'll look into it," the source, described as having a legal degree, reportedly responded before telling The Da...