Change country:

Joe Biden, welcome to the thunderdome

The president spent the weekend working the phones in hopes of getting his party to pass his domestic agenda.
Read full article on:
Dealers openly peddle pot in NYC park teeming with families, tourists
Washington Square Park has reached a new low -- with drug dealers illegally selling weed from tables laden with pre-rolled joints and jars of pot.
4 m
Paul Krugman’s dire warning on China and other commentary
Liberal: China’s in Big Trouble China’s leaders “haven’t really been dealing with their economy’s underlying problems, they’ve been masking those problems by creating a housing bubble that will ultimately magnify the problem,” warns The New York Times’ Paul Krugman. Indeed, “Chinese investment in real estate now greatly exceeds US levels at the height of the...
8 m
NFL fans debate Tua Tagovailoa's Dolphins future, agent implores team to trade for Deshaun Watson
The Miami Dolphins lost their sixth consecutive game on Sunday with a two-point defeat to the Atlanta Falcons, and fans pondered the future of their second-year quarterback.
Pelosi Says Tax on Billionaire Assets Would Pay for Only 10% of Social Spending Bill
The House Speaker said Sunday a tax on billionaires' unrealized capital gains "doesn't produce that much money."
US Marshals boss probed for office sex made underlings do his ‘homework:’ sources
A top US Marshals official currently under investigation for allegedly sleeping with a junior colleague now stands accused of pawning off his post-graduate homework.
D.C. man charged in two slayings — one from Saturday, another from 12 months ago
For a year, detectives have sought a suspect in the death of Alexander Nwogu.
De Blasio turns to longtime ally as he tests waters ahead of governor’s race
During Sunday morning services, the lame-duck mayor delivered a speech to Bishop Orlando Findlayter’s New Hope Christian Fellowship congregation in East Flatbush.
Rep. Nancy Mace demands Fauci answer for 'cruel, taxpayer-funded experiments on puppies'
Rep. Nancy Mace sent a letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health demanding answers to reports that taxpayer money from his department was used to subject dogs to abusive testing.
Warriors troll Klay Thompson with new jersey after NBA 75th anniversary list snub
Klay Thompson is No. 77, at least in the eyes of the Warriors.
Photos – Best of BKFC Fight Night: Wichita
Check out the best photos from BKFC Fight Night: Wichita.       Related StoriesUFC Fight Night 196: Official scorecards from Las VegasUFC Fight Night 196: Best photos from Las VegasPhotos: Bellator 269 official weigh-ins and faceoffs
‘Flesh-Eating’ STD that causes ‘Beefy Red’ sores is spreading in UK
A once-rare flesh-eating sexually transmitted disease that causes “beefy red” ulcers is spreading across the UK, according to a report Friday.
Rookie QB Mac Jones, Patriots routs Jets, as New England records most points since 2013
It took a home game in Week 7 against the New York Jets, but the Patriots put it all together on Sunday in this dominating 54-13 win.
New Zealand Prime Minister Admits She Wants to Create Two Classes of Citizens Based on Vaccination Status
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admitted she wants to create two classes of citizens based on vaccination status.
Letters to the Editor — Oct. 25, 2021
The Issue: Mayor de Blasio’s order that all city workers get vaccinated or be placed on unpaid leave.
Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward Pushes for Election Audits in Each of State's 15 Counties
In a video titled "Special Update," Kelli Ward, the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, said: "We the people will not back down. We will not waver."
Neil Cavuto Pushes Vaccine on Fox News, Gets Mixed Reviews: 'Life's Too Short To Be An Ass'
The Fox New anchor announced his breakthrough COVID-19 case on Tuesday.
Video: UFC Fight Night 196 winners react to Paulo Costa's fight-week weight debacle
UFC Fight Night 196 provided one of the most unique fighter weight issues we've ever seen.       Related StoriesMick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Paulo Costa after UFC Fight Night 196 loss?Mick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Paulo Costa after UFC Fight Night 196 loss? - EnclosureMick Maynard's Shoes: What's next for Marvin Vettori after UFC Fight Night 196 win?
‘Stand with Kyrie:’ Mob of anti-vaxxers storm Barclays Center
Hundreds gathered outside the team's home arena to support Irving, chanting "no vaccine mandate" and "stand with Kyrie" before a break-away group stormed the barricades.
49ers vs. Colts ‘Sunday Night Football’ Live Stream: Time, How To Watch ‘Sunday Night Football’ Live
The Colts and 49ers collide on Sunday Night Football!
A blast from the past: A 14-year-old’s In and Out list from 1973 is strangely familiar
Sheila McDonald’s list was rejected by Washingtonian, but makes for fun reading now.
Ravens' broadcast interrupted by fan trying to climb into booth looking for a drink
Fans listening to the Baltimore Ravens radio broadcast of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals may have noticed an odd interruption when a fan attempted to climb into the booth looking for a drink.
ABC's Cop Show 'The Rookie' Bans Real Guns from Set After Alec Baldwin's Fatal Shooting
“Any risk is too much risk,” the executive producer of ABC’s police drama “The Rookie” announced in a staff memo Friday, saying the events in New Mexico had “shaken us all.”
Gun fired by Alec Baldwin in accidental death of Halyna Hutchins used for fun by crew off-set: report
The prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a New Mexico movie set had been used by crew members offsite for fun, a new report claims.
Heavy rain unleashes mud, debris flows in Northern California areas burned by wildfire
Heavy rain in Northern California unleashed mud and debris flows and shut down at least one critical highway by Sunday morning.
Packers defeat Washington 24-10 for 6th straight victory
Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers defeated Washington 24-10 on Sunday for their sixth consecutive victory.
Florida mother says she does not accept NSBA's apology for letter that likened parents to domestic terrorists
Florida mother and activist Quisha King said that she does not accept the apology the National School Boards Association issued for a letter sent to the Biden administration which targeted some parents who are concerned about their children’s school curriculum and said certain of their actions could be domestic terrorism.
Why supply chain chaos and inflation could last into 2022
A container ship is docked at a port in Newark, New Jersey, on October 17, as supply chain disruptions continue. | Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Experts agree that high prices and low supplies aren’t going away just yet. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said on Friday that Americans should be prepared for the global supply chain to remain in crisis through 2022 — and that the central bank is preparing to deal with the attendant challenges for the US economy. Speaking at a Bank for International Settlements-South African Reserve Bank centenary conference, Powell warned that “supply-side constraints have gotten worse” over the course of the pandemic, while the supply chain and economic risks are “clearly now to longer and more-persistent bottlenecks, and thus to higher inflation.” Already, those bottlenecks have slowed international commerce to a crawl as shipping containers loaded with goods wait to be unloaded and experts advise making an early start on holiday shopping. In addition to packages taking longer to show up, consumers are likely also feeling the resulting inflation: The Consumer Price Index, a measure of the increase in the price of goods over a specific period, rose more than 5 percent in the 12 months ending in September, as Vox’s German Lopez explained. However, Americans’ appetite to consume hasn’t diminished. After a brief dip at the beginning of the pandemic, people have embraced both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail as pandemic restrictions have eased.That’sgood for an economy blitzed by Covid-19, but it’s also created its own set of challenges in the form of a backed-up supply chain that wasn’t built to weather a pandemic, and accompanying inflation as people buoyed by an economic recovery keep spending. As Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told CNN Sunday, that likely won’t be a permanent problem: She expects “improvement by the middle to end of [2022],” and pointed out that monthly rates of inflation are already declining from earlier this year. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on inflation: "I expect improvement by the middle to end of next year."— The Recount (@therecount) October 24, 2021 For now, though, the Fed has some steps it can take to ease inflation, both in the short term and the long term. In the immediate term, as Powell said in September and reiterated Friday, the central bank will likely begin the process of “tapering,” or scaling back its purchases of government assets like Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities. The Federal Reserve spends about $120 billion per month on these assets to help fill the government’s coffers and fund the trillions in stimulus spending, which helped keep American markets afloat during the pandemic. High demand, as partially represented by inflation and made visible by the current supply chain crunch, signals to the Fed that its stimulus purchases are having the intended effect and won’t be needed much longer, and it’s safe to gradually reduce them — probably by about $15 billion per month starting in November. That could also ease supply chain issues by decreasing demand. In the long term, the Fed could also increase interest rates, which limits the amount of money in circulation, thus decreasing demand and thereby inflation. But that’s on the back burner for now, Powell said Friday, as the Fed watches and waits to see if inflation will slow and the labor market will regain its strength. However Powell and the Fed respond to inflation concerns, though, they won’t be able to fix the broken global supply chain — part of the reason inflation is so high in the first place — on their own. The supply chain was already strained; Covid-19 pushed it to the breaking point As Powell said Friday, inflation is being driven by high demand straining a supply chain that had issues even before the pandemic. But the global onslaught of Covid-19 knocked down that particular house of cards, and a healthy supply chain is still a fair ways off. Out in the real world, the supply chain has been disrupted at practically every level, from the factories producing goods, to the ports where they’re supposed to be unloaded and sent to store shelves, as Vox’s Sean Rameswaram detailed on Today, Explained last week. Starting at the manufacturing level, many businesses operate on a hair-trigger, “on demand” principle; they tend to make only what is projected to meet demand, because storing excess product in case of a supply chain or other crisis means manufacturers are spending more money on storage facilities — which they then can’t spend elsewhere, including on “bonuses for executives or dividends for shareholders,” as the New York Times’s Peter Goodman points out. But during the pandemic, shuttered or understaffed factories couldn’t produce what people needed, and large manufacturers didn’t have reserve supplies because they weren’t designed to operate that way — meaning goods like toilet paper and hand sanitizer were missing from grocery store shelves. Industry consolidation also contributes to supply chain chokepoints; if only one company produces computer chips, for example, there aren’t alternatives to draw on when the chip factory is closed, as many factories have been in different stages of the pandemic and continue to be in countries where vaccination rates are low. When manufacturing powerhouses, particularly China, were able to manufacture and ship necessary equipment like PPE, those products were shipped in large containers to lots of places that don’t ordinarily export goods to China. So shipping containers full of PPE sent to places like Southeast Asian and African countries couldn’t easily justify a return journey. Now, a global shortage — or really, misplacement — of shipping containers has driven up the cost of shipping goods by tens of thousands of dollars, which then passes down to the consumer. A shortage of truckers to deliver goods by land has contributed to the crisis, too. There’s also been a labor shortage as people fall ill or have to care for sick relatives, juggle child care and work, or, understandably, refuse to work for low wages in unsatisfactory conditions during a pandemic. In the US, vaccinations are helping tackle one side of the problem; people are able to return to work safely, and child care outside the home is becoming increasingly available as schools and day cares reopen. Vaccine mandates have helped improve workplace safety, but widespread strikes and resignations over the general state of work in America also contribute to the supply chain crunch, and don’t appear to be ending any time soon. All this leads to an astounding backup at ports on both coasts, with cargo ships anchored off the coasts of Savannah and Los Angeles, sometimes for days, as the ports scramble to store and ship all the cargo — otherwise known as the goods Americans are purchasing. And now that global manufacturing is back up — and so is demand — the system is in shambles, writes Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil: Global manufacturing has been operating at full capacity for more than a year. But without any slack to address worker shortages, bottlenecks, and delays, problems have only piled up. These issues have now reached a critical mass. So even though American consumers have started to order much more stuff, there’s no flexibility in the supply chain to accommodate that demand. How American consumerism breaks the supply chain Since the supply chain is a complex organism with lots of distinct parts, experts agree there will be no getting back to normal any time soon. World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala predicted last week at the Financial Times Africa Summit that the crisis could last for “several months” due to the “supply-demand mismatch,” which is poised to be exacerbated by the upcoming holiday season in many parts of the world. It’s bigger than Christmas shopping, though: As the Atlantic’s Amanda Mull writes, it’s a question of rethinking our lifestyles as American consumers and how our ability and desire to buy affects the rest of the world. If Americans buoyed by stimulus checks and discretionary spending directed more toward goods than experiences “could simply knock it off,” Mull argues — “it” being buying things we don’t really need or want — that would give a global supply chain stretched beyond its limits time to readjust. Will that magically fix the interdependent, logistically complicated machine that is the global supply chain? No — but reducing outsized demand for a limited supply of goods could reduce both supply chain strain and inflation. As Vox’s Terry Nguyen wrote earlier this week, Americans are not completely at the mercy of targeted Instagram ads or Amazon deals, as much as it can feel that way. Often, the motivation to buy is not based in need, but on our feelings — like boredom, sadness, or insecurity. Those purchases have repercussions not only for the economy, but also on the environment, and on labor practices throughout the supply chain. While it’s not earth-shattering to decide against buying yet another striped sweater, gaming console, or flat-screen TV — it won’t fix climate change or give overextended and underpaid laborers better conditions or pay —it’s still a step toward taking some pressure off the broken supply chain.
Jones passing and catching, Giants D spark win over Panthers
Daniel Jones threw a 5-yard touchdown pass and made a spectacular one-handed 16-yard catch on the game's only meaningful touchdown drive in leading the New York Giants to a 25-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Body of missing United executive found over a year after disappearance
Human remains discovered in a nature preserve in a Chicago suburb have been identified as United Airlines executive Jacob Cefolia.
1 h
Biden speaks with potential FDA commissioner
President Joe Biden recently held a call with Dr. Rob Califf, the former FDA commissioner, who is now under consideration to lead the agency again, according to two people familiar with the conversation.
1 h
Jones tosses 2 TDs, Patriots roll 54-13 as Jets lose Wilson
Mac Jones threw two touchdown passes in his first 300-yard game, Damien Harris and J.J. Taylor ran for two TDs each and the New England Patriots won for the first time at home this season, rolling past the New York Jets 54-13 on Sunday.
1 h
Sheriff's officials: Man held after driving into vaccine mandate protesters in Palmdale
A woman in her 40s suffered injuries that were not life-threatening in the incident on Saturday.
1 h
Bengals make bold statement with big win over Ravens: 'Do we have your attention now?!'
The Cincinnati Bengals asked one simple question to the rest of the NFL on Sunday following their rout of the Baltimore Ravens: “Do we have your attention now?!”
1 h
Angelina Jolie attends ‘Eternals’ premiere in Italy with Shiloh and Zahara
The actress brought two of the six kids she shares with ex Brad Pitt to the red carpet premiere of "Eternals" in Rome, Italy, on Sunday.
1 h
Nolte: 5 Great Horror Movies That Warned Us About the Woke Gestapo
Many horror movies warned us of the threat of the left's Woke Gestapo. Here are five of the best.
1 h
Fathers Begin Supervising Students at Louisiana High School and Put End to Frequent Brawls
Fathers put an end to a series of fights at a Louisiana High School by forming a group called Dads on Duty and supervising students.
1 h
Trump Will 'Kneecap' GOP Presidential Nominee if He Doesn't Run, Says Ex-Republican Lawmaker
"There's no off-ramp for Donald Trump that is gracious and empowers other Republicans behind him," David Jolly said Sunday.
1 h
Packers notch sixth straight win by downing Washington Football Team
The Packers tied their longest winning streak in three seasons under Matt LaFleur by staying out ahead of the Washington Football Team.       
1 h
McAuliffe falsely claims 'Women's lives' 'at risk,' 'doctors are going to be put in jail' if Youngkin wins
Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe claimed that if his Republican challenger, Glenn Youngkin, wins the election on November 2, women's lives will be “at risk” and doctors will get “put in jail" because Youngkin will sign an abortion law similar to the Texas version. McAuliffe said this despite Youngkin's own claim that he would not sign such a law.
1 h
Baltimore school-issued laptops monitored for safety and mental health reasons, officials say
The tracking software alerts officials when a student might be considering suicide. But some have raised questions about privacy, equity.
1 h
Fourth-down woes and painful mistakes doom Washington to a 24-10 loss at Green Bay
Read more
1 h
Fourth-down woes and painful mistakes doom Washington to a 24-10 loss at Green Bay
Washington trailed by just a touchdown at halftime but couldn't get game-changing plays when it needed them to fall to 2-5 with a loss to the Packers.
1 h
Column: In battle of top two, Mater Dei earns the win with a twist
No. 1 Mater Dei holds off No. 2 Servite 46-37 with the help of a two-point conversion pass from holder Ryan Di Dodo, who broke his wrist on the play.
1 h
Patrick Mahomes takes knee to the head in Chiefs' blowout loss to Titans
Patrick Mahomes was helped off the field toward the end of the Kansas City Chiefs' 27-3 blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans after taking a knee to the helmet from a defender in the fourth quarter.
1 h
Head Armorer on Alec Baldwin 'Rust' Movie Said She 'Almost Didn't Take' Previous Job, Feared She Wasn't 'Ready'
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the head armorer on the set of Alec Baldwin's Rust Western, said she "almost didn't take" her last job due to fears that she was not "ready."
1 h
Michigan County GOP Calls Biden Election Win 'Culmination of 4-Year Coup' Against Trump
The Macomb County Republicans described Trump as "our legally elected President."
1 h
Children in US are expected to be eligible for the vaccine in early November, Fauci says
The nation's top infectious disease expert says some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 in the United States may be able to receive their Covid-19 vaccine in the first two weeks of November.
1 h
Children are expected to be eligible for the vaccine in early November, Dr. Anthony Fauci says
The nation's top infectious disease expert says some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 in the United States may be able to receive their Covid-19 vaccine in the first two weeks of November.
1 h