Author: slstaff

The justices’ hypotheticals demonstrated the difficulty of the matter. Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case brought by a Colorado graphic designer challenging a state anti-discrimination legislation because she wants to offer wedding website services but not for same-sex weddings. Justices put out several hypotheticals, some with more apparent conclusions than others, to determine where the line should be drawn between free speech and discrimination. In a lawsuit against the state of Colorado, 303 Creative LLC owner Lorie Smith claims that while she has no problem working with customers from the LGBTQ community in general, she…

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On Monday, Twitter published details on the company’s decisions to restrict news and postings about President Joe Biden’s son Hunter during the 2020 election, but the White House seemed unconvinced. When asked how the White House felt about the new information disclosed by Twitter’s new CEO Elon Musk, press secretary Karine Jean Pierre responded, “That is full of old news, if you think about it,” at the daily briefing. Journalist Matt Taibbi learned about Musk’s leak of private conversations with Twitter officials, and he posted the details on Twitter. During the 2020 election, the New York Post published a news…

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To curb additional increases in petrol costs, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a measure to tax oil firms’ excessive profits on Monday. He wished the oil firms would reform themselves so the trip would never be necessary. Or else I will demand that every penny be returned to the oil industry’s victims. According to the Associated Press, the plan may have been more precise if it had specified how much profit was too much and the consequences of exceeding that threshold. Gasoline is more expensive in California than in other states due to the state’s various taxes, levies, and environmental…

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According to reports, the federal government has opened an inquiry into one of Elon Musk’s firms for possible violations of animal-welfare rules. Reuters reports that a federal prosecutor requested the United States Department of Agriculture Inspector General to investigate Neuralink, where Musk serves as CEO. This neurotechnology firm is working on “ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers,” as stated on their website. It has been reported that the inquiry is focused on possible violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which “regulates the treatment of animals in research, education, testing, display, shipping, and by dealers,” as the…

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The Republican Party is concerned that the United States Postal Service (USPS) is deviating too far from its original objective of delivering mail to the general public and is instead focusing on domestic monitoring. On Tuesday, Republicans formally requested information from Democrats in the House over a surveillance program the Postal Service allegedly uses to spy on Republicans and other conservatives. Republicans backed down, but Democrats wouldn’t. The United States Postal Inspection Service manages Internet Covert Operations Program (ICOP). When protecting the postal service’s network, personnel, and customers, the Postal Inspection Service (PIS) relies on ICOP for assistance. In an…

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During his November 23 deposition for the case filed by Louisiana and Missouri against the Biden administration and federal authorities, Dr. Anthony Fauci pretended to be unaware of the existence of social media. Yet, the public health official said he talked to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg about pushing vaccinations and highlighted that one of his daughters worked as a software developer at Twitter. Fauci, who responded “I don’t recall” 174 times during the deposition, was questioned about his worries about “what people could be saying on social media” regarding the Chinese coronavirus’s origin. Nevertheless, Fauci pretended not to know, saying he…

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On Tuesday afternoon, a jury in New York City convicted the Trump Organization and the Trump Payroll Corporation guilty of several tax charges. The Daily Beast reports that a jury in New York found “two Trump Organization affiliate corporations on trial for all tax fraud and related offenses on Monday,” bringing a protracted trial against the former American president’s commercial empire to a swift finish. The Manhattan jury concluded that Trump Organizations engaged in tax avoidance by employing “accounting tricks,” such as classifying employees as “independent contractors” and paying them less than their full salary in the form of benefits.…

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Monday in York court about sexual assault charges. Lili Bernard, Eden Tirl, and others have filed a lawsuit against actresses Jewel Gittens, Jennifer Thompson, and Cindra Ladd, as well as producers from NBC Universal Media, Kaufman Astoria Studios, and The Carsey-Werner Company. To capitalize on his “power, celebrity, and prestige,” including the power, fame, and prestige handed to him by “the defendants,” the suit says that “each plaintiff was sexually raped and beaten by defendant Bill Cosby in the same or similar manner.” The five plaintiffs “have come forward to speak for themselves and others” after being “sexually abused and…

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Due to the overwhelming response, Twitter has deleted the now-famous October 2020 message that predicted financial trouble for Hunter Biden. Former Twitter head of site integrity claims the FBI met weekly to discuss the threat of “hack and leak actions” by “state actors” like Hunter Biden before the 2020 election. The New York Post found the bombshell piece outlining Hunter Biden’s business dealings on his laptop and promptly had it erased from the October 2020 archives. As it included “hacked materials,” Twitter removed it. His computer had been in FBI custody for almost a year at that point. During his…

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Democrats rearranged the presidential primary calendar on Friday, rewarding South Carolina by moving the state’s vote to February 3 and giving Iowa’s caucuses a lower priority. The rules committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) voted on Friday that South Carolina will replace Iowa as the first state on the presidential nomination calendar, ending a 50-year tradition. As a result of the party’s dire technology difficulties in 2020, the Democrats adopted this unprecedented measure with the backing of President Joe Biden. In a letter he sent out last week, Biden explained why he wants to do away with caucuses: they…

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Pro-abortion protesters interrupted a pro-life gathering at the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center last week, yelling, “you have blood on your hands.” Protesters, including members of Shut Down DC and Our Rights DC, emerged from the audience while executive director Janet Durig gave her speech. You are passing judgment on people who are seeking medical attention. You have blood on your hands, and the f**king responsibility for all of this lies with you. Take your lumps, Jane adds, for she’s out for blood. Its blood on your hands. There were cries of “blood on your hands” from the demonstrators. One protester…

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Former Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann urged Twitter CEO Elon Musk to look into the threats that were permitted against him on the site after Musk released internal company docs detailing how Twitter had previously participated in censorship. When Sandmann wore a “Make America Great Again” cap and smiled at Native American activist Nathan Phillips in January, he caused a media storm. After publishing defamatory pieces about Sandmann in response to the event, several news sites were forced to settle litigation with him. Sandmann mentioned a previous post on the platform in which a verified user threatened him…

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The Republican Party claims that Manchin received the energy bill as “political money” for supporting Biden’s agenda. Senate Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia has asked his party’s congressional leaders to include oil and gas drilling legislation in the annual spending package for the Pentagon. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed to add a package that would update licensing regulations for oil and gas drilling in a budget measure following the fiscal year after Senator Joe Manchin indicated his support for President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act in August. Although Manchin attempted to get the permitting modification included in a…

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Democratic leaders in the House and Senate allegedly pressured Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to incorporate their bill, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Legislators caved into lobbyists’ demands. Despite strong resistance from House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is widely expected to become speaker of the House on January 3, 2019, the JCPA was included in the NDAA’s core language. The idea was approved by the House by a vote of 3-1, with McCarthy being the lone prominent leader to vote against it. After the Democrats’ midterm election loss, Speaker…

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Expect a statement from Lee Zeldin on Wednesday on rumors that he would seek the position of chairman of the Republican National Committee. Zeldin had a crucial role in the recent political victories of the Republican Party in New York, when he came closer than any Republican has in decades to unseating Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul. The problem isn’t limited to Zeldin, though. In an interview with The New York Post, Texas Republican Party Chairman Matt Rinaldi stated his party “underperformed nationally.” According to Rinaldi, the “strategic mistakes” of the GOP prevented a countrywide red wave from occurring in 2022.…

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