Ben Shapiro And Kanye West Clash Over Mar-A-Lago Dinner With Nick Fuentes
By JNS ReporterYe, formerly known as Kanye West, holds his smartphone reading off names of executives of the media. He and Trump clashed over his ambitious run for President of the United States during a short dinner at Mar-A-Lago. MEGA/JNSPolitical commentator Ben Shapiro on Sunday tacitly condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for hosting a dinner last week attended by Ye and Holocaust denier and white supremacist Nick Fuentes, sparking a Twitter war-of-words with the artist formerly known as Kanye West. He was referring to Trump’s claim that he had not known anything about Fuentes, whom Ye had invited to Mar-a-Lago. Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign released a statement, published by Breitbart, saying, “Kanye West very much wanted to visit Mar-a-Lago.thewestsidegazette.com
Trump’s dinner with antisemites provides test of GOP response to extremism
Republicans are showing increasing boldness in criticizing Trump over his meeting with white nationalist Nick Fuentes and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West who has issued anti-Jewish diatribes.washingtonpost.com
IRS gives Trump tax returns to House committee after 3-year legal battle
The Ways and Means Committee has said it wanted copies of Trump's returns, and the tax returns of several Trump legal entities, for an inquiry into how the IRS audits presidential tax returns. A Treasury Department spokesperson told NBC News, "Treasury has complied with last week's court decision." The committee had been seeking Trump's tax returns since 2019, when he was still president. Trump as a presidential candidate and then as president broke decades of tradition by refusing to publicly release his tax returns. When the committee first asked for Trump's returns three years ago, the Treasury Department refused to turn them over.cnbc.com
Verdict in Trump Trial Could Come Down to Three Little Words
NEW YORK — Despite all the talk of fancy apartments, free Mercedes-Benzes and cash flowing at Christmastime, the criminal tax fraud trial of Donald Trump’s family business could come down to three mundane words: “in behalf of.” The company stands accused of doling out those off-the-books perks to several executives, who failed to pay taxes on them. The scheme’s architect — the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg — pleaded guilty and testified at trial. Thenews.yahoo.com
Sedition trial win bolsters Justice Dept. in Jan. 6 probe
The seditious conspiracy convictions of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another leader in the far-right extremist group show that jurors are willing to hold accountable not just the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but those who schemed to subvert the 2020 election.
The Ascension of Hakeem Jeffries Finally Signals Democrats’ Willingness to Move on From the Old Guard
But most importantly, Jeffries’s ascension into a leadership role as vets like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Whip James Clyburn step aside signals a much-needed changing of the guard. Along with Jeffries, 52, taking over for Pelosi, Rep. Katherine Clark, 59, of Massachusetts, is poised to replace Clyburn as whip. Maxwell Frost, the 25-year-old from Florida, perhaps best summed up the changing of the guard in the Democratic party. Frost won the election this month as the first member of Generation Z to win a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he’ll serve under Jeffries’ leadership. Pelosi and Democrats, Warburg said, “had the courage to step back, making way for new leaders and new ideas.”thewestsidegazette.com
How We Can Influence the Courts that Influence Our Lives?
The reason is the far-right Supreme Court, and two rulings that hurt Black voters this cycle. And in both instances, the Supreme Court allowed them to go ahead with this year’s midterm elections with maps that just happened to preserve “safe” Republican seats. I know that the inner workings of the courts, especially the Supreme Court, can seem really remote in our day-to-day lives. The Supreme Court’s impact on the House majority is just one example. Courts are going to keep showing us how much of an impact they have on our lives.thewestsidegazette.com
Trump's dinner disaster sparks new rules for his campaign
Donald Trump is betting he can win his way back to the White House by reviving the outsider appeal that fueled his success in 2016. In an acknowledgment of the severity of the backlash and an effort to prevent a repeat, Trump's campaign is putting new protocols in place to ensure that those who meet with him are approved and fully vetted, according to people familiar with the plans who requested anonymity to share internal strategy. The changes will include expediting a system, borrowed from Trump’s White House, in which a senior campaign official will be present with him at all times, according to one of the people.news.yahoo.com
Oath Keepers' Rhodes guilty of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes has been convicted of seditious conspiracy for a violent plot to overturn President Joe Biden's election, handing the Justice Department a major victory in its massive prosecution of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.
Republicans to conduct review after disappointing midterms
The Republican National Committee is moving forward with a new post-election audit designed to examine the GOP’s underwhelming performance in the recent midterms and the party’s broader struggles since former President Donald Trump rose to power.
McCarthy condemns meeting between Trump and white supremacist Nick Fuentes
Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticized a dinner meeting over the weekend between former President Donald Trump, Kanye West, now known as Ye, and Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist and Holocaust denier.news.yahoo.com
Kanye West Storms Out of Interview After Tim Pool Lightly Defends Jews
YouTubeKanye West’s first extended sit-down interview since his meeting with former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago last week lasted about 20 minutes.The artist now known as Ye stormed out of a sit down with the reactionary social-media performer Tim Pool, after the host lightly pushed back on Ye’s meandering, paranoid and yet largely uninterrupted antisemitic rant that opened the show.During that 20-minute stretch, West offered a sprawling, aggrieved commentary railing against those he belnews.yahoo.com
Venezuela's gov, opponents resume talks; US eases sanction
Venezuela’s government and its opposition have agreed to create a U.N.-managed fund to finance health, food and education programs for the poor, while the Biden administration eased some oil sanctions on the country in an effort to boost the newly restarted talks between the sides.
Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims
Sexual assault victims in New York are getting a one-time opportunity to sue their abusers under a new law expected to bring a wave of litigation against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and prominent figures including former President Donald Trump.