Pataki Suggests Recall for Cuomo Over Nursing Homes

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cover-up of nursing home deaths is “reprehensible” and should spur New Yorkers to “recall” the governor, according to former Republican Gov. George Pataki. “I think it would be appropriate to take a hard look at that,” Pataki, 75, told the New York Post. “I only think it should be used in extraordinary cases, but when you really have lost confidence in the leadership in your state, I think the opportunity should exist for the majority of the people to say we want something different.” Unlike California, which is petitioning to recall Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom for his coronavirus lockdowns and mismanagement, New York does not have a recall procedure. Pataki once sought a New York amendment for

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Married Americans More Likely to Vote Republican

Here’s a Valentine’s Day fact that might surprise you: Marriage wound up being a top predictor for voting Republican in this past election, according to Brad Wilcox of the Family Research Council (FRC). “Families and communities with more children tend to vote red,” Wilcox told American Family Radio Network’s “Washington Watch.” “But there is another key dimension: Marriage continues to shape U.S. elections. This past November, married Americans and communities with more married men and women were markedly more likely to vote Republican. “You see this trend across the board, and there’s a very strong association between people’s marital status and how they vote in American elections.” Both married men (56%-42%) and married women (52%-48%) were more likely to vote

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Trump-Biden, Setting up as Future Rivals

The statements issued late Saturday night from President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump following the Senate’s vote for acquittal in Trump’s impeachment trial point to a continued and very vocal clash between the 45th and 46th presidents. In a statement from the White House, Biden declared that “[w]hile the final vote did not lead to a conviction, the substance of the charge is not in dispute.” Clearly suggesting a theme for Democrats in the future, the president also underscored that “[e]ven those opposed to the conviction, like Senate Minority Leader [Mitch] McConnell, believe Donald Trump was guilty of a ‘disgraceful dereliction of duty’ and ‘practically and morally responsible for provoking’ the violence unleashed on the Capitol [January 6].”

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City of London Pays Early Price of Hard Brexit

Europe’s financial capital is feeling the cold of Brexit but UK officials insist the City of London is suffering a temporary blip and is well-positioned to profit from new trading horizons. For the first time last month, as Britain’s withdrawal from the EU took full effect, London’s financial district lost its European share trading crown to Amsterdam. Researchers at IHS Markit attributed the decline to a “relatively hard Brexit”, and the UK government’s failure so far to persuade Brussels to grant full trading rights to City-based firms under a regime known as “equivalence”. London’s daily trading volumes in other areas such as derivatives and foreign exchange still vastly outweigh its European neighbours, and Catherine McGuinness, policy chair at the City

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NASA Rover Faces ‘Seven Minutes of Terror’ Before Landing on Mars

When NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, a robotic astrobiology lab packed inside a space capsule, hits the final stretch of its seven-month journey from Earth this week, it is set to emit a radio alert as it streaks into the thin Martian atmosphere. By the time that signal reaches mission managers some 127 million miles (204 million km) away at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles, Perseverance will already have landed on the Red Planet – hopefully in one piece. The six-wheeled rover is expected to take seven minutes to descend from the top of the Martian atmosphere to the planet’s surface in less time than the 11-minute-plus radio transmission to Earth. Thus, Thursday’s final, self-guided descent of the

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Ben Stein to Newsmax TV: ‘Default on Federal Debt’ Is ‘Quite Likely’

A default on the federal debt is “quite likely,” at some point in the not-so-distant future, considering the spending patterns that are going on, economist Ben Stein told Newsmax TV on Saturday. “We’re spending money as if there were no obligation to repay it, and it is extremely likely that we will, at some point in your lifetime, you’re a lot younger than I am, see a default on the federal debt,” Stein told host Benny Johnson on “The Count.” However, Stein said the current deficit is not unprecedented, as there was a “much bigger’ deficit in relation to the size of the economy in the World War II years from 1942-1945. But the current amounts are “very large” in

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New York Police Flood Subway after Spate of Stabbings Leaves Two Dead

New York City police deployed hundreds more officers to the subway system on Saturday after a string of stabbing attacks apparently targeting the homeless left two people dead. New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the first attack happened on Friday morning when a 67-year-old man was stabbed by a masked assailant at the West 181st Street station in upper Manhattan. That victim is recovering in the hospital. Late on Friday, a man was found stabbed to death on the A train at Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue station in Queens, police said. Two hours later, a 44-year-old woman was discovered unconscious with stab wounds on an A train at the 207th Street station in Manhattan. She was pronounced dead at

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Researcher: Pentagon Admits Testing Wreckage From UFOs

The Pentagon, according to information gleaned through materials secured through a Freedom of Information Act request to the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, has admitted to testing wreckage from UFO crashes, and a researcher who obtained the materials is theorizing the debris may be from the Roswell, New Mexico crash in 1947.  “Although much of the reports’ details are redacted, what can be gleaned is that these technologies represent a literal quantum leap beyond the properties of all existing material known to man,” the researcher, Anthony Bragalia, wrote in his blog, UFO Explorations, reports The Daily Mail.   Bragalia said he secured more than 150 pages from the DIA after the agency responded to a request he submitted three years ago. 

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Alan Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: Constitution Prevails More Than Trump

President Donald Trump’s second impeachment acquittal is another victory for the Constitution, even if the Democrats were successful in smearing the former president, according to constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax TV. “Today was a very good day for the Constitution,” Dershowitz told Saturday’s “The Count.” “What [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell said, and I think he spoke for a lot of Republicans, is ‘we’re not defending Mr. Donald Trump; we’re defending the Constitution.’ “There was no constitutional basis for going ahead with the trial in the Senate for citizen Trump. Moreover, his First Amendment rights prevailed over any accusations of what was done. “So, it was a good day for the Constitution, not such a good day for

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McConnell: Trump ‘Didn’t Get Away With Anything Yet’

Former President Donald Trump’s actions preceding the riot at the U.S. Capitol were a “disgraceful dereliction of duty” and there is “no question, none,” that he “is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” and Trump could still face criminal or civil punishment, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a strongly worded address after the Senate’s vote for acquittal. However, McConnell, who voted Trump was not guilty, said Trump could not constitutionally be found guilty as a former president, adding he does not believe the Senate should “grab power the Constitution doesn’t give us.” Trump, though, “didn’t get away with anything yet,” McConnell said. “Unless the statute of limitations has run, he is still

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