Articles by Catherine Smith

Ilhan Omar Demands Apology from Joy Reid for ‘Casual Islamophobia’

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has accused MSNBC’s host Joy Reid of “casual Islamophobia” while demanding an apology after Reid compared radicalized Muslims to supporters of President Donald Trump, The Daily Caller reports.  “Honestly, this kinda causal Islamophobia is hurtful and dangerous. We deserve better and an apology for the painful moment for so many […]

Kenosha Sees Nearly $2M in Damage to City Property

Fox News reports, destruction to city-owned property caused by rioters over the last week following the police shooting of Jacob Blake has climbed to nearly $2 million, city officials said Monday night. “Right now, we’re estimating between lost equipment, lost street lights, lost traffic signals, and miscellaneous sign damage – we’re estimating a cost of […]

7-Year-Old Shot Dead During Indiana Birthday Party

As violence continues to rise nationwide, a 7-year-old girl was fatally shot after gunfire erupted outside a birthday party in South Bend, Indiana, The Daily Caller reports. Chrisyah Stephens was shot around 7:40 p.m. when multiple shots were fired from a vehicle driving by the home in South Bend. Chrisyah along with 60-70 people moved […]

DC Police Won’t Say Why They Did Not Protect Politicians, Guests Leaving RNC

Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department refused to comment on why protesters were allowed to harass Republican National Convention attendees outside of the White House Thursday night, according to a Daily Caller report. “Protesters harassed Florida Rep. Brian Mast, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and his wife, RNC guests and police officers, multiple videos from the night […]

Arizona Student GOP Group Slammed for Raising Money for Kyle Rittenhouse

The College Republicans United group at Arizona State University is raising money for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17 year-old accused of killing two protesters and injuring another at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, this week, Associated Press reports.  College Republicans United of ASU announced this week that half of any funds they raise during the semester […]

Shooting at L.A. Pro-Trump Rally Turns Into Standoff

Three suspects were surrounded by law enforcement Sunday following an alleged shooting during a pro-Trump caravan rally in Woodland Hills. A Los Angeles Police Department SWAT Team surrounded an apartment complex building where three suspects were believed to be barricaded inside leading to a 5-hour standoff, according to Patch.com. “Police responded to a report of […]

Ex-NY Times Reporter Makes ‘Xenophobic’ Attack on Melania Trump

A former senior reporter at the New York Times has been forced to apologize after launching a “xenophobic” attack on Melania Trump, saying he was “furious” that the first lady is a “foreigner” who “had the audacity to wreck the Rose Garden.” Kurt Eichenwald’s was slammed  for a series of tweets that came just hours […]

Stars Attending VMAs Not Subject to New York Quarantine Mandate

Stars heading to New York City to participate in the MTV Video Music Awards next weekend will be exempt from New York state’s coronavirus 14-day travel quarantine mandate if arriving from one of 34 states, Fox News reported. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the music stars are expected to perform at outdoors locations around NYC […]

Left-Wing Protesters Intimidate RNC Diners in Charlotte

Loud, disruptive left-wing protesters demonstrating against the Republican National Convention (RNC) intimidated diners eating at a Charlotte, North Carolina restaurant on Saturday night as they blocked the streets, Breitbart reported. In their second night against the RNC, protesters marched the streets and denounced police brutality, gentrification and screamed “White Silence Equals Violence” and “No Trump, […]

Netflix ‘Deeply Sorry’ for ‘Inappropriate Artwork’ Used for Kids’ Dance Group Film

Netflix issued an apology Thursday for “inappropriate” artwork after thousands signed a petition demanding the immediate removal of the controversial film “Cuties.” “Cuties” was directed by filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré and premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Originally titled “Mignonnes,” the French-language film tells the story of Amy, an 11-year-old girl who, according to Netflix’s […]

Iowa Teachers Union Sues Over School Openings

The Iowa State Education Association (ISEA) and the Iowa City Community School District are seeking to block enforcement of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proclamation requiring at least 50% of classes be held in person within school buildings throughout the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit is the latest battle between a growing number of Iowa […]

Goodyear Stock Drops After Trump Calls for Boycott

Shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. dropped 3.5% in trading Wednesday, after President Donald Trump urged people not to buy the tire maker’s tires. Trump’s remarks came after reports that the company is prohibiting workers from wearing apparel with political slogans, which would include “MAGA” hats. President Trump told his 85 million Twitter followers […]

Texas Gov. Abbott Will ‘Defund Cities’ That Defund Police

Republican Governor Greg Abbott told “Hannity” on Wednesday that he will not tolerate municipalities defunding their law enforcement apparatus. “You’ve seen and you have documented what happened in Portland, in Seattle, in Chicago, New York, and cities across the country,” Abbott said. “Now Austin, Texas, has defunded law enforcement [and] police … despite the fact […]

Army Investigating Uniformed Soldiers in DNC Video

The Army said on Wednesday it was investigating two soldiers who appeared in uniform behind delegates in a video shown during the virtual Democratic National Convention, raising concerns of politicization of the military. Fox News reports, during the broadcast, two soldiers who were not identified and wore black face masks stood behind officials from American […]

DNC Viewership Down 24 Percent on First Night

The first night of the Democratic National Convention drew about a quarter fewer viewers across six major networks, as the country’s first virtual convention on Monday proved a tougher sell than the traditional live gathering in 2016, Bloomberg reports. Nielsen released data Monday, showing that 19.7 million watched the first night across 10 networks. That […]

‘Social Distance Ambassadors’ to Monitor Tennis Players at U.S. Open

Associated Press reports, “forty ‘social distance ambassadors’ will monitor the U.S. Open grounds to make sure players and others are avoiding close contact and wearing face coverings — the U.S. Tennis Association bought 500,000 masks to distribute — as part of efforts to avoid a coronavirus outbreak during the fan-free Grand Slam tournament.” “We’re trying […]

Portland Police Too Busy With Riot to Handle 911 Calls

More than 60 Portland 911 calls were left unanswered overnight as officers responded to a ‘violent’ riot where protesters threw ‘softball-sized’ rocks and glass bottles at officers outside of a local police building. Police said protesters engaged in “violent, tumultuous conduct” after peaceful protests escalated with participants chanting “take it to the streets!? and “kill […]