Articles by Catherine Smith

Black Federal Officer Shot and Killed in Oakland Riot

Breitbart reports, “A black federal officer, Patrick Underwood, was shot and killed in Oakland, California, Friday night as he attempted to keep the peace amid the violent riots sweeping California and the rest of the U.S. in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minnesota.” The 53-year old died from gunshot wounds sustained after someone […]

Texas Bar Owner Bans Customers From Wearing Masks

Fox News reports, the owner of a Texas tavern has banned customers from coming in wearing coronavirus protective face masks. The Liberty Tree Tavern, located in Elgin, posted a sign outside the tavern that read: “Due to our concern for our citizens, if they feel the need to wear a mask, then they should probably […]

DeVos Wants Public Schools Send CARES Act Funds to Private Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is calling on public institutions to share funding from the CARES Act to help private schools. “The CARES Act is a special, pandemic-related appropriation to benefit all American students, teachers and families,” DeVos wrote in a letter to the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). “There is nothing in the […]

Wisconsin to Mail Absentee Ballot Applications to 2.7M Voters

The Hill reports, the Wisconsin Elections Commission agreed to mail out 2.7 million absentee ballot applications to most voters in the state this fall ahead of November’s presidential election. The vote came just a week after the six-person panel split 3-3 along partisan lines on whether to mail the forms to nearly all registered voters, […]

DOJ Drops Investigations Into Senators’ Coronavirus Stock Trades

Politico reports, the Republican and Democratic senators were being investigated after they sold off stocks following early briefings on the coronavirus pandemic. The Justice Department has ended its investigation into three senators’ controversial stock trades made by the Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of […]

USPS Mail Carrier Charged with Fraud After Allegedly Altering Absentee Ballot Requests

Federal and state prosecutors announced on Tuesday that a mail carrier for Pendleton County, West Virginia has been charged with attempted election fraud for allegedly tampering with vote-by-mail requests. A joint statement by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell, and Secretary of State Mac Warner said: Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry […]

Dem. State Rep. Sues Over Censure After Thanking President Trump

Michigan state Rep. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit) has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) after the Democrat Party censured Whitsett over her praise for President Trump. The 13th Congressional District Democrat Party committee reprimanded Whitsett for being critical of the goveror and appearing alongside Trump at the White House. Whitsett filed a federal lawsuit […]

UK: Over 1,000 Illegal Boat Migrants Brought Ashore During ‘Lockdown’

More than 1,000 illegal boat migrants have crossed the Channel in small boats and reached British shores since lockdown began on March 23, with people-smugglers taking advantage of the coronavirus to traffic increased amounts of unaccompanied minors. Breitbart reports, “on Saturday, 90 migrants claiming to hail from Algeria, Libya, Eritrea, Sudan, and Senegal were brought […]

California Gym Owner Re-Opens Days After Being Arrested for Opening

The Daily Caller reports, “A California gym reportedly reopened Wednesday after its owner was arrested Sunday for defying closure orders.” On Sunday, Oceanside Police arrested Lou Uridel, the owner of Metroflex Gym and cited him for reopening his gym Friday. He was eventually released and is now talking to lawyers. “They decided to come and […]

China Threatens to Meddle in Upcoming U.S. Election

The Washington Free Beacon reports, China is furious over coronavirus lawsuits brought by American politicians, which seek financial restitution for the destruction Covid-19 has had on U.S. lives and the economy. The Chinese state-run newspaper The Global Times, reveals that “China won’t just strike back symbolically, but will impose countermeasures that will make them feel […]

NY Sales Tax Revenue Plunged 24 Percent in April

New York City sales tax collections dropped 24.4 percent in April compared to April 2019, leaving many of New York’s local governments grappling with shortfalls amid the state lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The New York Post reports, plummeting sales tax collections were widespread, leaving […]

NY Women Interested in Guns, Fear Coronavirus Crime Wave

Women in New York are seeking guns in anticipation of a coming coronavirus crime wave. 35-year-old Nicole Rosario is a stay-at-home Staten Island mom who wants a gun. Rosario said, “It’s my constitutional right. But that doesn’t seem to matter. I live in New York which means it’s impossible. That’s crazy and unfair.” Rosario’s 32-year-old […]

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Donates $15M to Coronavirus Relief for Illegal Immigrants, Others

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is donating $15 million to San Francisco’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which distributes money from private donations to people and businesses some of which will go to illegal immigrants. “This donation will support food security, housing access, and small business and worker support programs for undocumented, mixed status, and low-income […]

Creepy Robot Dogs Police Parks to Enforce Social Distancing

According to Breitbart, the Singapore government announced it would start deploying Spot, a yellow and black canine robot, to enforce safe social distancing measures. The Straits Times reports that robot dogs will be patrolling Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore to remind citizens of social distancing measures. The robots, will reportedly be patrolling gardens and […]