News from Around the Web for July 3, 2024

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  • 07/03/2024

News From Around the Web

#10 Rudy Giuliani Officially Disbarred in New York for Trump Election Interference Efforts - Katelyn Polantz for CNN, and MJTruthUltra, Jack Paso, and Rudy W. Giuliani on X

The New York state Supreme Court on Tuesday disbarred former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani over his part in Donald Trump’s election interference efforts in 2020. The long-expected disbarment of Trump’s most high-profile lawyer, which is effective immediately, is a major blow to the former public official at a time he faces fallout for spreading lies about the 2020 election. In addition to losing his law license – which is likely to be recognized across the country – Giuliani is in bankruptcy after landing $150 million in debt for defaming two election workers and faces several other lawsuits against him as well as criminal charges...


#9 Hunter Biden Has Joined White House Meetings as He Stays Close to the President Post-debate - NBC News and Wesley Hunt, Janie Johnson, and Collin Rugg on X

Hunter Biden has joined meetings with President Joe Biden and his top aides since his father returned to the White House from Camp David, Maryland, on Monday evening, according to four people familiar with the matter. The president’s son has also been talking to senior White House staff members, these people said. While he is regularly at the White House residence and events, it is unusual for Hunter Biden to be in and around meetings his father is having with his team, these people said. They said the president’s aides were struck by his presence during their discussions. 


#8 With Chevron’s Demise, It’s Time for Congress to Relearn How to Write Real Laws - Mike Lee for Blaze Media, and on X

For decades, Congress has relied on a lazy technique. Rather than enacting real laws, Congress has delegated much of its lawmaking power to unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats. In other words, rather than making laws, Congress has, in many instances, made other lawmakers. There are several problems with this approach. The Constitution makes Congress the sole lawmaking organ of the federal government. Article I, Section 1 — the Constitution’s first operative provision — provides, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”


#7 Millions Of Americans Haven’t Forked Over A Single Cent Toward Their Student Loan Debts - Jennifer Nuelle for The Daily Caller and Mike on X

Nearly half of student loan borrowers have not made repayments since billing resumed last year, according to The New York Times. Student loan repayments were put on a three-year pause during the pandemic, allowing borrowers to put their payments on hold until billing resumed in 2023, according to the Federal Student Aid website. There were nearly 19 million borrowers who were not making monthly payments at the end of March, six months after the end of the pause, according to the NYT. Some borrowers say they cannot afford to make payments, and others stated they are caught up in “bureaucratic snafus,” while others are benefiting from an “on-ramp” transition period that extends through September, the NYT reported. During this time, borrowers who make late payments will not be reported on as delinquent.


#6 Jury Awards $687,000 To BlueCross BlueShield Scientist Fired For Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine - Tyler Durden ZeroHedge, and Steve Kirsch on X

A federal jury has awarded $687,000 to a research scientist who was fired from BlueCross BlueShield in Tennessee for refusing to comply with the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Tanja Benton, who had worked 16 years at the firm when she was fired, was awarded $177,240 in back pay, $10,000 in compensation, and $500,000 in punitive damages, according to a document made public by the federal court in eastern Tennessee on June 30...


#5 Judge Merchan Delays Trump Sentencing Until September - Elizabeth Weibel for Breitbart, and ALX, DC Enquirer, and Sebastian Gorka on X

Judge Juan Merchan, who oversaw former President Donald Trump’s business records trial, delayed sentencing for the former president until September. In a letter on Tuesday, Merchan wrote that Trump’s sentencing date of July 11, was “vacated,” and rescheduled for September 18, 2024. This came after Trump’s lawyers sent a letter to Merchan requesting that his guilty verdict from a Manhattan jury on May 30 be tossed in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling on presidential immunity...


#4 CIA Mishandled Sexual Assault Allegations, Internal Review Finds - Elaine Mallon for Washington Examiner, and Daniel Lippman on X

An internal investigation into the CIA revealed that the agency failed to handle allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault within its ranks properly.  CIA Inspector General Robin Ashton said in a statement describing the results of the review that leadership had “not been wholly successful in preventing, or efficiently and effectively responding to, workplace harassment and sexual assault incidents.”  In the 648-page classified report, prompted by the Senate, Ashton made 22 recommendations to CIA Director William Burns and other agency leaders on improving how the agency handles claims of sexual assault and harassment...


#3 POLITICO Dumps Cold Water All Over Biden's 'Nice Old Man' Image in Yet Another Damning Report - Rebecca Downs for Townhall, and Scott Jennings, and Paul A. Szypula on X
Ever since President Joe Biden's disastrous debate performance from last Thursday, there's been a flurry of media reports signaling what we've known all along. Even Democrats who engaged in gaslighting up until this point is coming forward, with POLITICO putting out a headline on Tuesday morning fittingly titled "'We’ve all enabled the situation': Dems turn on Biden’s inner sanctum post-debate." Such a report specifically challenges the idea that Biden is a nice old man, especially with what a "senior administration official" has to say...

#2 The Artificial Womb Guy Plans to Implant Artificial Memories to Transform Criminals - Tracy Beanz and Michelle Edwards for The HighWire, and Jason Bassler, and Gadget Times on X
Similar to the theme of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange movie, transhumanist science communicator and video producer Hashem Al-Ghaili wants to implant prisoners with synthetic memories of their crimes to forever transform them. The fake memories would come from the perspective of their victim(s) and would be intended to create permanent new memories crafted to…

#1 Supreme Court Turns Away Osha Challenge Over Opposition From Thomas, Gorsuch - Zach Schonfeld and Ella Lee  for The Hill, and Reuters Legal, and John Elwood on X

Over opposition from two conservative justices, the Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a challenge that could’ve gutted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). An Ohio-based construction contractor backed by Republican-led states and anti-regulatory interests contended Congress unconstitutionally delegated its legislative powers to the executive branch when it gave such broad authority to the agency, which sets and enforces workplace standards...


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