Articles by Catherine Smith

Carnival Cruise Lines Flooded with Bookings for August Service

Carnival Cruise Line was swamped with bookings when it announced that it would start up service in August after months of being on coronavirus lockdown, Breitbart reports.  Three days after Carnival announced that it would open on August 1, Cruise Planners, a company that books cruises for the world’s largest cruise liner said bookings shot […]

Michigan Judge Rejects Governor Whitmer Demand to Close Barber Shop

A Michigan judge denied an attempt by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to immediately shut down an Owosso barbershop whose owner has been cutting hair in defiance of the governor’s coronavirus shutdown order. The judge denied the state’s claim that the 77-year-old Karl Manke was to close his shop because he was allegedly in violation of […]

AP Style Guide Suggests Calling Women ‘Mistress’ Is ‘Sexist’

Breitbart reports, “the Associated Press Style Guide, considered by many in journalism as the standard for style guidance, recently announced the proper language to refer to a ‘woman in a long-term sexual relationship with, and financially supported by a man who is married to someone else’ is not “mistress.” “We now say not to use […]

Rose McGowan Accuses Bill Maher of Sexual Harassment

Actress Rose McGowan has accused comedian Bill Maher of whispering a crude comment to her when she appeared on his show “Politically Incorrect” in the late 1990s, The Daily Caller reports. McGowan, the star of “Charmed”, who has been one of the leading vocal activists in the Me Too movement and accused Harvey Weinstein of […]

Illinois Governor Says No End in Sight for Masks, Social Distancing

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Sunday that residents of Illinois could be wearing face masks indefinitely, The Daily Caller reports.  Pritzker spoke with CNN’s Jake Tapper about his cautious plans to reopen, saying the state will not reopen unless the standards he set have been met. The governor explained the efforts in Illinois to […]

Convicted Child Sex Abusers Among 4.5K Inmates Freed from Illinois Prisons

Over 4,500 inmates in Illinois have been released from prison including pedophiles convicted of sex crimes against children, state records confirm. Breitbart reports, between March 1 and May 6, more than 4,500 inmates in Illinois have been freed from prison — many have been convicted of sex crimes against children, drug trafficking, assault, and various […]

Senate Fails to Override Veto of Iran War Powers Resolution

On Thursday, the Senate failed in its bid to stop President Donald Trump from engaging in further military action against Iran without congressional authorization, CNN reports. The vote failed 49-44, below the two-thirds majority needed to overcome a presidential veto, President Donald Trump vetoed the resolution on Wednesday. Seven GOP senators joined with Democrats leading […]

San Francisco Gives Drugs, Alcohol to Homeless Addicts in Coronavirus Hotels

San Francisco is giving free drugs and alcohol to some homeless addict isolating inside city-rented hotels during the coronavirus pandemic, the city’s department of public health confirmed Wednesday, Fox News reports, San Francisco’s controversial  practice was recently brought up last Friday when a man who describes himself on Twitter as “Formerly homeless addict in #recovery […]

Oregon Sheriff Says County Won’t Punish Nonessential Businesses

Crook County Sheriff John Gautney issued a statement on Monday, saying as the county reopens for regular business with some restrictions, he doesn’t plan to cite any business that reopens, despite the COVID-19 risks, Fox News reports. “I don’t want to see more families hurt by the virus, and it is terrible what families that […]

Former NYT Reporter Opposes Investigation of Biden Assault Allegation

A former New York Times reporter argued against investigating Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegations of Joe Biden and said he wants “a coronation of Joe Biden,” not an investigation into the former Senate aide’s rape allegations, The Washington Free Beacon reports. “I want a coronation of Joe Biden,” Martin Tolchin, a 40-year Times veteran who […]

Disney’s Profits Down 91% Last Quarter

CNN reports, Disney’s profit plummeted 91% to $475 million in the three months to March 28 as the coronavirus caused significant damage to all of the media empire’s areas of business. Although sales for its second quarter were up 21% to $18 billion, the dramatic financial fallout stemmed from Disney’s closure of its Walt Disney […]

Men Accused of Raping Children Among 830 Inmates Freed

Breitbart reports, “two men accused of raping children are among the nearly 830 Massachusetts inmates that have been freed in the last month over concerns of the Chinese coronavirus crisis spreading in prison facilities.” Convicted child rapist Glenn Christie, 54-years-old, and 29-year-old Matthew Parris, accused of raping two teenage girls this year, have both been […]

85,000 Florida Voters Might Be Ineligible to Vote

A top Florida elections official testified that as many as 85,000 voters might be ineligible to cast ballots in the state. Politico reports, “Maria Matthews, director of the state Division of Elections, said the state has flagged thousands of voters who have been convicted of a felony. The voters might be serving a prison sentence […]

Rep. Jim Banks Will Introduce Bill to Stop China’s ‘Predatory’ Acquisitions of American Companies

Breitbart reports, “Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Navy veteran and House Armed Services Committee member, will introduce a bill on Tuesday to prevent the Chinese government from making “predatory” investments in American companies during the coronavirus pandemic.” Banks said in a statement “Our job is to ensure the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t profit off a pandemic […]

Chicago Mayor Threatens Arrests for Ignoring Stay-At-Home Orders

Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stern warning to residents who failed to comply with stay-at-home orders and held parties instead: “We will take you to jail, period.” “I’m not playing. Stay home (your own home). Save lives,” Lightfoot tweeted along with a video of her statement Saturday. I’m not playing. Stay home (your […]

Two Arizona Sheriffs Won’t Enforce Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order

Two Arizona sheriffs are refusing to enforce Gov. Doug Ducey’s (R-Ariz) stay-at-home order, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Hill reports, Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb both said they aren’t going to hand out fines, citations or arrest people who disobey the governor’s mandate. “My conscience will not allow me […]

Beverly Hills City Council Votes to Resume Cosmetic Surgeries

The Beverly Hills city council voted Wednesday to resume elective and cosmetic surgeries, allowing plastic surgeons to immediately reopen their clinics to celebrities and the rich as California continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Post reports. The decision by the Council repealed the freeze on the surgeries – after moratorium on […]