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Author Archives: Mary Margaret Olohan

Tara Reade’s Law School Friend Says She Told Him She Was Assaulted

Another person has come forward corroborating aspects of 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade’s allegations.  Joseph Backholm is at least the eighth person to corroborate aspects of Reade’s claims, following her mother, brother, ex-husband, former neighbor, former coworker and at least of her two friends. Backholm says that Reade told him, “When I was in Washington, D.C. I ...

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May Jobs Report: 2.5 Million Jobs Gained, Unemployment Falls To 13.5%

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The U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs in May, while the unemployment declined to 13.5%, according to Department of Labor data released Friday. Total non-farm payroll employment rose by 2.5 million in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, and the number of unemployed persons fell by 2.1 million to 21.0 million. May’s unemployment rate declined by 1.4 ...

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1.9 Million New Jobless Claims this Week

The U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday that about 1.9 million new jobless claims were filed over the past week. The latest data showed a roughly 249,000 decrease in claims from the previous week’s numbers, showing that 1,877,000 new jobless claims were filed in the week ending May 30. Data from the previous week showed roughly a 323,000 decrease in claims from the prior week’s numbers. ...

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‘Destruction Is Not The Answer’: Raleigh Rioters Express Regret For Violence, Looting After Arrests

Rioters arrested by Raleigh, North Carolina, police expressed regret in court for the violence and looting they admitted to. Raleigh police arrested more than 30 rioters over the course of three days, WRAL reports. The riots followed the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, according to ...

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Former President George Bush Weighs In On Riots: ‘Lasting Justice Will Only Come By Peaceful Means’

Former President George W. Bush weighed in Monday on the riots that have torn across the United States, saying that “lasting justice will only come by peace.” Bush spoke out following the seventh night of destructive riots following the demise of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, according ...

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Rioters Vandalize WWII Memorial, DC Monuments

Several monuments on the National Mall were vandalized Saturday night during protests in Washington, D.C., that turned into riots. Activists set cars on fire and looted businesses in the nation’s capitol as rioters protested the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, video of the ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Request From California Church To Block Worship Restrictions

The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected a request from a church to block California restrictions on religious services. South Bay United Pentecostal Church of Chula Vista, California, filed a petition over Memorial Day weekend saying that Newsom’s coronavirus restrictions “arbitrarily discriminate against places of worship in violation of their right to the Free Exercise of Religion under ...

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‘Total And Complete Victory:’ Illinois Governor Withdraws Worship Restrictions

The governor of Illinois has withdrawn restrictions on religious services amid the coronavirus pandemic following lawsuits from the Thomas More Society. The nonprofit law firm hailed Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Thursday announcement as a victory after the governor said he would remove mandates on Illinois churches requiring no more than 10 or more people to be present at services. ...

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‘Don’t Lie To Me’: Barbra Streisand, Who Said Men Don’t Want To Believe Women, To Attend Biden Event

American singer and actress Barbra Streisand once condemned Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over allegations of sexual assault leveled against him, but Streisand is attending an event for 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, despite his own involvement with sexual assault claims. The pop legend is scheduled to appear at a virtual event with the former vice president on June 11, ...

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Maryland County Backtracks Order Banning Communion, Discouraging Singing At Religious Services

A Maryland county has reversed on an executive order that would have banned communion at religious services had it gone into effect. County Executive Calvin Bell of Howard County, Maryland signed an executive order May 26, scheduled to go into effect Friday, that banned communion at religious services and related how religious institutions, barber shops and other retail establishments could ...

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Pro-Life Activist, Planned Parenthood Trade Blows As Deposition Videos Reignite Fetal Organs Debate

Pro-life activist David Daleiden and Planned Parenthood sparred Wednesday over videos showing Planned Parenthood employees testifying in depositions about the sale of fetal organs. “Daleiden is once again launching baseless claims about Planned Parenthood,” Planned Parenthood tweeted Wednesday.  Daleiden said he will “make sure that law enforcement and the public” see the newly released videos.  Pro-life activist David Daleiden and ...

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Here’s How The DOJ Fought For Religious Freedom During The Pandemic

Governors across the United States have issued orders during the coronavirus pandemic that restrict or prohibit religious services. The Department of Justice and Attorney General William Barr have fought back against such restrictions on multiple occasions. “Even in times of emergency,” Barr warned in April, federal law prohibits religious discrimination. Governors and mayors across the United States have issued orders ...

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Chicago Pastor Accuses Mayor Of Lying About Police Presence At Services Violating Lockdown Order

Pastor Courtney Lewis of Cornerstone Baptist Church says police and an official from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office disrupted his Sunday services held in defiance of the city’s stay-at-home order.  Lightfoot denies that police accompanied or escorted this official, though she confirmed that she sent the official to the church.  “The Mayor’s statement is simply untrue and they know it,” Lewis ...

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California DA Launches Investigation Into Whether Tara Reade Lied While Testifying As Expert

A California district attorney’s office is investigating whether 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Read lied while acting as a witness. Reade testified for many years in domestic violence cases as an expert for the Monterey County District Attorney’s office, Politico reports. Media coverage of Reade’s academic credentials has thrown her years testifying as an expert under the spotlight, ...

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