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'Mystery': U.S. Postal Service goes postal as it monitors your social-media accounts

(Image by Mr_Worker from Pixabay) By Thomas Catenacci Daily Caller News Foundation The U.S. Postal Service’s law enforcement division is running a covert operation tracking and collecting Americans’ social media posts, Yahoo News reported. The postal service’s Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) monitored social media accounts for “inflammatory” posts and protest plans, according to an internal document obtained by Yahoo…

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Dow closes 300 points higher to snap a 2-day drop

(CNBC) — U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday to recover from two straight days of losses as investors piled into shares most sensitive to the economic recovery. The S&P 500 climbed 0.9%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 300 points. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite advanced 1%. The small-cap Russell 2000 rallied 2.3%, bringing its 2021 gains to 13%. Shares of…

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Submarine carrying 53 people aboard vanishes mysteriously

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Damon Grosvenor) By Mary Rose Corkery Daily Caller News Foundation A submarine carrying 53 passengers has gone missing from the north of Bali, Indonesia’s military said Wednesday. Indonesian military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the submarine, or the KRI Nanggala 402, was doing a training exercise when it failed to appear for…

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Attorney who brandished gun at BLM floats U.S. Senate bid

Mark and Patricia McCloskey defending their St. Louis home June 28, 2020 (Video screenshot) By Andrew Trunsky Daily Caller News Foundation Mark McCloskey, the St. Louis lawyer who brandished his assault rifle at Black Lives Matter protesters as they marched through his neighborhood, floated a bid for Missouri’s open Senate seat. “I can confirm that it’s a consideration, yes,” McCloskey…

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Twitter now defends publishing hacked names if they're in an 'article'

  By Thomas Catenacci Daily Caller News Foundation Twitter defended its decision allowing users to share articles that cite hacked information about people who donated to the 18-year-old accused of killing protesters in Wisconsin last summer. The content did not violate the company’s distribution of hack materials policy because it does not directly link to the hacked information, a Twitter…

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Guns-at-church bill goes to state Senate floor

(WJXT) — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – An effort to allow people to carry guns at churches that share locations with schools is going to the Senate floor. The Rules Committee on Tuesday approved a measure (HB 259) that would allow people with concealed weapons licenses to bring guns on properties shared by churches and schools. Florida law generally allows people to…

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Church leaders: Boycott Home Depot for not opposing Georgia voting law

(REUTERS) — NEW YORK – Black religious leaders in Georgia representing more than 1,000 churches called on Tuesday for a boycott of Home Depot Inc, accusing the home improvement giant of failing to take a stand against the state’s new Republican-backed curbs on voting. In a statement, Bishop Reginald Jackson, who oversees Georgia’s African Methodist Episcopal churches, said Home Depot…

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Obama-lovin' Netflix plunges: Streaming giant stumbles

(CNBC) — Investopedia defines a “correction” as a “decline of 10% or greater in the price of a security, asset, or a financial market.” This was Netflix’s correction quarter. Shares slumped more than 10% after hours after Netflix announced it had added just under 4 million subscribers in the first quarter — missing the company’s forecast of 6 million. Netflix…

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Clinton-linked operative takes up defense of Ukrainian oligarch accused of bribery

By Chuck Ross Daily Caller News Foundation Lanny Davis, a Democratic public relations guru with longstanding ties to the Clintons, has signed a $75,000 monthly contract to help drop a federal case against a Ukrainian oligarch who faces bribery charges in the U.S. Dmitry Firtash, one of Ukraine’s richest men, hired Davis’s firm to help “correct the public record” regarding…

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George W. Bush hammers his own Republican Party

Former President George W. Bush on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (Video screenshot) By Mary Rose Corkery Daily Caller News Foundation Former President George W. Bush commented on the present-day Republican Party on Tuesday and said it wasn’t what he had envisioned. “I would describe it as isolationist, protectionist and to a certain extent nativist,” Bush said on…

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FLASHBACK: Maxine Waters said L.A. riots 'acceptable,' defended some looting

  U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. (Video screenshot) By Chuck Ross Daily Caller News Foundation California Rep. Maxine Waters’ call for protesters to confront police if former cop Derek Chauvin is found not guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd harkens back to her comments in 1992, when she called the Los Angeles riots “acceptable” and defended some…

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College president gets $600,000 severance package for a job he held for 9 months

(THE COLLEGE FIX) — Embattled Oregon State University accepted the resignation of President F. King Alexander after less than a year on the job. His tenure ended late last month after public scrutiny over his involvement in sexual misconduct proceedings while president of Louisiana State University. As a part of his severance package, Alexander will receive a year’s salary from…

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Experts disagree on legality of university vaccine mandates

(THE COLLEGE FIX) — Universities have announced plans to require students to get the COVID vaccine to return to in-person learning in the fall. But legal experts disagree about the legality of the mandates. “HIPAA restricts their authority to require disclosure of health details,” Robert Destro, a law professor at the Catholic University of America, told The College Fix in…

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Yoga can leave you injured, psychotic and Hindu, Christian groups say

(THE GUARDIAN) — Jeremy Gray, a state lawmaker in Alabama, has been practicing yoga for years, initially as a workout after college football matches and later as a means of instilling in himself the virtues of focus and patience. Now the Democrat from Opelika needs all the patience he can get as he seeks to overturn a 28-year yoga ban…

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Derek Chauvin's fate in jury's hands, nation braces for verdict

(FOX NEWS) — Attorney’s in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin finished closing arguments on Monday following weeks of testimony as the nation braces for a verdict while jurors deliberate. Attorneys from both sides are seeking to distill three weeks of testimony in order to convince jurors to acquit or convict Chauvin on second- and third-degree murder…

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Dow slips more than 100 points from a record, Nasdaq closes 1% lower

(CNBC) — U.S. stocks slipped from record levels to start the week on Monday as weakness in the technology sector weighed on the broader market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 123.04 points, or 0.4%, 34,077.63, sliding from a record high in the previous session. The S&P 500 fell 0.5% to 4,163.26 after closing at a fresh high on Friday.…

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NASA makes history with first helicopter flight on another planet

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this shot as it hovered over the Martian surface on Monday during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) By Thomas Catenacci Daily Caller News Foundation The National Aeronautics and Space Administration made history Monday morning when it conducted the first ever powered and controlled flight on a different planet. The…

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Justice Department 'getting payback' against former Trump official

President Donald J. Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence addresses his remarks during an update on the nation’s COVID-19 Coronavirus testing strategy Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead) By Chuck Ross Daily Caller News Foundation Kash Patel, the former GOP congressional aide who uncovered the FBI’s…

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Focus on 'gun deaths' by looking at 'homicides of young black men'

Sailors train with M-9 pistols during a small arms gun shoot on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin in the East China Sea, April 1, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Arthur Rosen) [Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Policy.] By Trevor Burrus Real Clear Policy Recent tragic shootings…

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The government watchdogs that put fear into Illinois politicians

[Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics.] By John Hirschauer Real Clear Politics In “Rules for Radicals,” Saul Alinsky urged community activists to hold the enemy accountable to its own rules. “No organization,” Alinsky wrote, “can live up to the letter of its own book.” Though not fans of Alinsky, two men from rural Illinois are…

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