Senate Bill 14 will now head to Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom's desk. The governor has already expressed support for the measure.
If signed into law by Newsom, it would mark the first time California has voted to add a crime to the state's three-strikes law. Repeat "serious felony" offenders could face up to life in prison. Under current law, child sex traffickers are eligible for early release credits based on behavior, which could take years off their sentencing.
In July, all six Democratic members of the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety blocked Senate Bill 14 by refusing to vote on the measure, which was introduced by Republican state Senator Shannon Grove.
Webmaster addition: Now why would Democrats be opposed to such a bill?!?
Lawyers for IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley released on Wednesday his personal handwritten notes from a critical meeting with U.S. Attorney David Weiss last October.
Shapley, a senior supervisory agent who worked the Hunter Biden investigation, testified to Congress that Weiss admitted in a meeting on Oct. 7, 2022, that he was not the "deciding official on whether charges are filed" against the first son. Senior FBI agent Thomas Sobocinski, who also attended that meeting, has challenged Shapely's testimony, telling House investigators that he did not remember Weiss saying what Shapely claims.
Importantly, Sobocinski did not memorialize the meeting with notes or emails — but Shapely did.
"Weiss stated — He is not the deciding person," Shapely wrote in notes taking during the Oct. 7 meeting.
“The View” co-host Sunny Hostin claimed on Thursday that President Joe Biden would risk losing the black vote if he chose to go into the 2024 presidential election with a running mate other than current Vice President Kamala Harris.
Auto workers in Michigan are preparing to go on strike for higher wages at three major U.S. carmakers as the United Auto Workers (UAW) union criticizes President Joe Biden’s handouts for the electric vehicle industry.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham last week suspended laws allowing law-abiding citizens to carry firearms, either openly or concealed, in Albuquerque for 30 days. Her reason? A “public health emergency” stemming from a rash of deaths, including that of an 11-year-old boy.
The order is plainly unconstitutional and will not accomplish what the governor claims it will — namely, a reduction in gun violence perpetrated by criminals who don’t abide by concealed-carry rules in the first place.
The good news is that the people of New Mexico are not sitting still for the governor’s outrageous, unconstitutional power grab. Even state Attorney General Raúl Torrez, a fellow Democrat, said Tuesday the governor’s order does not “pass constitutional muster” and that he would not defend it in court. A federal judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order blocking the order from being enforced.
But that shouldn’t be the end of the story. Gov. Grisham needs to be held accountable.
Having nearly bled to death from a robber’s gunshot wounds in Albuquerque, New Mexico — saving myself and my wife by returning fire with my own legal handgun — I have a unique perspective on Grisham’s ill-conceived anti-gun decree that deprives law-abiding citizens of their right to self-defense.
Twenty-two state attorneys general, led by Tennessee’s Jonathan Skrmetti, are warning financial services companies that they may be violating antitrust and consumer protection laws by engaging in a climate activist alliance aimed at achieving net zero carbon emissions.
In light of four indictments by Democrat prosecutors, some figures have tried to block Trump’s GOP nomination. In numerous states, individuals and some officials have tried to find means to remove Trump’s name from the Republican primary ballot. Some have cited the 14th Amendment, which was passed to bar Confederate officers from running for office.
Several anti-Trump Republicans actually moved to block him in a top primary state. It appears they hoped they could stop Trump from winning this state, and thus derail his campaign momentum. The top election official of this blue state issued a press conference to discuss the controversy. And it has resulted in a big Trump win.
From Fox News:
The top election official in New Hampshire says he won’t invoke the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in order to block former President Donald Trump from the ballot…
At the news conference at the state house in Concord… [Secretary of State Dave] Scanlan said that as long as Trump “submits his declaration of candidacy and signs it under the penalties of perjury, pays the $1,000 filing fee, his name will appear on the presidential primary ballot.”
This week, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced an impeachment probe into Joe Biden. The House leader cited six major allegations as reason for the move. Republicans have long accused Biden and his son Hunter of engaging in illegal acts, while he served as vice president.
Despite ample testimony, and years of revelations, it appears the mainstream media refuses to question Biden. Reporters have tried to downplay the impeachment news, suggesting Republicans are seeking “political revenge.” One report, while speaking to a Freedom Caucus member, suggested there was no “actual evidence” against Biden. So, this Republican replied with a strong response.
From Daily Wire:
“What actual evidence do you have… that today isn’t just about some of you [inaudible]?” asked an off-camera reporter.
The reporter suggested that McCarthy was enacting “political revenge for the impeachments of Donald Trump.”
“This isn’t about political revenge. We have the bank accounts we can see, ma’am,” [Rep. Scott Perry] fired back…
“That’s not normal to have 20 shell companies, these things are not normal,” he continued. “And it alludes to not only just widespread corruption, but money laundering, if not influence peddling itself.”
During a press conference with Freedom Caucus member Rep. Scott Perry, a reporter seemed to suggest that the impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden was merely “political revenge.” The reporter challenged Perry to provide “actual evidence” that would convince the American public that Biden and his family were engaged in crimes.
The Republican issued a fiery response. He cited bank records that show the Biden family receiving payments from 20 shell companies. Perry claimed it was “not normal” for something like this to happen.
Benghazi Survivor, Mark “Oz” Geist, who was a key figure from the CIA Annex Security Team present during the 2012 Benghazi attack, described Hillary Clinton as a” disgusting” human being during a recent episode of “The Shawn Ryan Show.”
“It was, once again, one of the most incompetent times of American leadership,” Ryan commented. “And, um, I know it strikes a chord with you. I can’t even imagine.”
Ryan highlighted the horrific nature of the 2012 assault on the U.S. mission and diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
He detailed how Geist was shot 22 times and managed to save numerous lives.
The tragic event ended in the deaths of four Americans, notably then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens.
“I think, at the time [Obama got elected]—and this is the opinion of Mark Geist—Hillary Clinton saw her chance to put together a coalition and go after ‘the bad guy,'” Geist remarked, alluding to the then-Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Besides the iPhone 12's radiation levels, another controversy is brewing as Bloomberg said Apple instructed employees to stay 'mum' when customers ask about the radiation issue:
If customers inquire about the French government's claim that the model exceeds standards for electromagnetic radiation, workers should say they don't have anything to share, Apple employees have been told. Staff should also reject customers' requests to return or exchange the phone unless it was purchased in the past two weeks — Apple's normal return policy.
Customers asking if the phone is safe should be told that all Apple products go through rigorous testing to ensure that they're safe, according to the guidance.
Susanna Gibson, a candidate for the Virginia state Senate who solicited money from people online for her to perform sex acts on video with her husband, may have violated Virginia’s prostitution law, two attorneys in the state told The Daily Wire.
President Joe Biden faced backlash online Thursday afternoon after a video of him went viral saying that the “workers without high school diplomas” in the U.S. are “African American and Hispanic workers.”
Dove is facing backlash, including from X owner Elon Musk, after it was revealed that the company was partnering in a “fat liberation” campaign with a Black Lives Matter Activist accused of wrecking a white female student’s life with uncorroborated accusations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. has set the SAR limit to 1.6 watts/kg, while the European Union Council recommended a limit of 2.0W/kg for body tissue and 4.0W/kg for the more susceptible limps like hands and wrists.
ANFR says it recently conducted measurements on 141 phones available on the French market by contracting an accredited laboratory, where it found that iPhone 12's SAR value for limbs is 5.74 W/kg, exceeding the 4.0 W/kg limit by 43.5%.
As such, the agency demands that Apple withdraws all iPhone 12 devices from the French market and takes the required action to make them compliant with European regulations.
The former Navy pilot who testified in front of U.S. Congress during the much-anticipated hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) over the summer called the display of two so-called non-human alien corpses in a Mexican congressional hearing “a huge step backwards for this issue.”
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) put a left-wing reporter with the Associated Press on the spot during a press gaggle on Thursday after she wrote in a report that he launched an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden “without evidence.”
Proof-of-concept exploit code has been published for a Windows Themes vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-38146 that allows remote attackers to execute code.
The security issue is also referred to as ThemeBleed, and received a high-severity score of 8.8. It can be exploited if the target user opens a malicious .THEME file crafted by the attacker.
Bing Chat, the famous ChatGPT-powered chatbot that allows users to converse with various personalities and topics has connectivity issues worldwide.
BleepingComputer can confirm Bing Chat is not working in Asia and United States. If you run into "connectivity" errors, you're not alone. This outage affects all services that rely on Bing Chat, including Microsoft Edge's sidebar, SwiftKey on Android, and Windows 11's upcoming Copilot integration.
Authorities sentenced a Washington man to 40 months in prison on Wednesday for his role in a plot to burn down the Seattle Police Officers Guild building during the Black Lives Matter riots in September 2020.