New York governor signs bill to ban guns from Times Square, mass transit

Govt. Kathy Hochul announced Friday night she has signed legislation – just passed by lawmakers this evening – that was crafted in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry laws. The legislation includes making concealed carry in “sensitive locations” illegal. Sensitive locations include airports and public transportation, entertainment venues, bars and restaurants, … Read more

Stunning details you might have missed from Thursday’s Jan. 6 hearing on Trump’s pressure campaign against DOJ

The HouseJan. 6 committee hearing on Thursday afternoon focused on what it said was a “brazen attempt” by then-President Donald Trump to misuse the Department of Justice for his own political gain. The panel heard from three former officials directly affected by Trump’s pressure campaign: former attorney general Jeffrey Rosen, former deputy attorney general Richard … Read more

Gunman at large after shooting 2 people, 1 fatally, on San Francisco train

The search continued Thursday for a gunman who shot two people, one fatally, on a packed Muni commuter train in San Francisco on Wednesday, police said. The shooting occurred around 10 am as the light-rail train was moving between stations, according to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Kathryn Winters. Winters said police were initially called … Read more

Trump fires back at Jan. 6 committee, calls hearings ‘disgraceful performance’

Former President Donald Trump on Friday fired back at the House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021. “There’s no clearer example of the threatening spirit that has devoured the American left than the disgraceful performance being staged by the unselect committee,” Trump said at a conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom … Read more

Georgia Senate hopeful Herschel Walker acknowledges he has 4 children, insists he wasn’t ‘hiding’ them

Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker this week acknowledged he has three more children in addition to the son, Christian, he has publicly helped raise for the last 20 years. Walker’s statements on the matter, issued via his campaign, come after a series of reports in The Daily Beast about his other kids — all … Read more

Trump 2020 campaign manager to testify before Jan. 6 committee Monday

Former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Bill Stepien will testify before the House Jan. 6 select committee on Monday, in a hearing that will focus on Trump’s decision to declare victory against Joe Biden on election night and knowledge that he was spreading lies of widespread election fraud. Stepien will appear before the committee … Read more

Trump has few followers as election claims grow more preposterous: The Note

The TAKE with Rick Klein The claims have gotten more outlandish. The silence — even from former President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters — has become more conspicuous. It should no longer be a surprise that, after he loses or his candidate loses an election, Trump amplifies false and easily discredited claims of fraud. He did … Read more

Blaming mass shootings on the nation’s mental health crisis is ‘harmful’, advocates say

Tuesday marked yet another tragic day in America, after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in rural Texas, leaving 19 children and two teachers dead, and dozens of family members and friends in mourning. As the nation reels from the tragedy, politicians and pundits have been pointing fingers as to who and what … Read more