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  • Treatment with Hydroxychloroquine Cut Death Rate Significantly in COVID-19 Patients, Henry Ford Health System Study Shows

    07/02/2020 3:33:22 PM PDT · by rintintin · 21 replies
    Henry Ford Health System ^ | July 02, 2020 | Henry Ford Health System
    DETROIT – Treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19 – and without heart-related side-effects, according to a new study published by Henry Ford Health System. In a large-scale retrospective analysis of 2,541 patients hospitalized between March 10 and May 2, 2020 across the system’s six hospitals, the study found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine alone died compared to 26.4% not treated with hydroxychloroquine. None of the patients had documented serious heart abnormalities; however, patients were monitored for a heart condition routinely pointed to as a reason to avoid the drug as a...
  • Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany

    07/01/2020 11:04:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT A bipartisan group of senators is trying to place limits on President Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany unless the administration is able to meet a slew of requirements. The proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), would prohibit the administration from reducing the number of active-duty troops in Germany below 34,500 unless the Pentagon can certify to Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and would not negatively undermine European alliances or NATO....
  • Donald Trump is facing the prospect of a landslide loss

    06/25/2020 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 289 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25,2020 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden +11), Wisconsin (Biden +11) and Pennsylvania (Biden+ 10) and by mid-single digits in North Carolina (Biden +9), Arizona (Biden +7) and Florida (Biden +6). Trump won every one of those states in the 2016 election. Switch them from red to blue and you can quickly...
  • Civil rights organizations decry Portland TV reporter’s tweet about Palestinian liberation movement

    07/01/2020 8:51:43 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 7 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 07/1/2020 | Jayati Ramakrishnan
    Leaders of civil rights organizations spoke out Tuesday night after a reporter from a Portland TV station tweeted anti-Palestinian sentiments from a professional account while covering a protest. Jenny Young, a reporter with KOIN, was at a rally at Peninsula Park in North Portland, and tweeted about a speaker who praised the BDS movement. BDS, which stands for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, is a Palestinian-led movement, which upholds the principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity. Young described the speaker, who was not identified, as “openly anti-Zionist”, and the BDS movement as “an anti-Semitic...
  • Detroit police chief hits back at Rashida Tlaib: 'Totally inaccurate' to claim abuse of peaceful protesters

    07/01/2020 10:08:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Julia Musto
    Twitter video at link. Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's claim that Detroit Police Department officers abused peaceful protesters is "totally inaccurate," Detroit Police Chief James Craig remarked Tuesday. ~snip~ "I know that the congresswoman is making claims that they were peacefully marching when we intersected and intentionally hit peaceful protesters. [That is] not the case," the chief added. "They [surrounded] the vehicle, they began to pelt the vehicle –­ not just one of our police cruisers but two of them –­ and in one instance the rear window of one of our SUVs was broken out. And, the information I...
  • Man Shot After Protester Fires Handgun Into SUV During Utah BLM Protest

    06/30/2020 1:44:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 86 replies
    Deseret News ^ | June 30, 2020 | Pat Reavy
    Provo police have confirmed that one person was shot during a protest Monday night near the police department. The victim, a 60-year-old Provo resident, remained hospitalized Tuesday but was “stable,” according to police. The man was not part of the protest or counter-protest that had been going on, but was just driving in the area, said Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King.
  • Four House Democrats to Pompeo: Cut aid to Israel if it applies sovereignty

    06/29/2020 4:19:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/10 | Elad Benari
    Four House Democrats have written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on the United States to cut assistance to Israel should it proceed to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, JTA reported on Monday. The letter was initiated by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Betty McCollum of Minnesota. The letter to Pompeo is circulating among Democrats in a bid to add signatures. “Should the Israeli government move forward with the planned annexation with this administration’s acquiescence, we will work to ensure non-recognition as well as pursue conditions on...
  • ‘He just floored it’: Detroit police SUV plows through group of protesters, flings people who climbed on hood

    06/29/2020 6:23:20 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2020 | Timothy Bella
    A largely peaceful protest in Detroit against systemic racism and police brutality turned violent on Sunday night as a police SUV plowed through a group of protesters, striking multiple people and sending a couple of demonstrators who had climbed on the hood flying from the vehicle. Police accelerated the vehicle multiple times as dozens of protesters surrounded it, according to videos of the incident posted to social media. After each acceleration, protesters could be heard shrieking in shock, pleading for the driver to stop hitting the gas while people were in front of the vehicle and being thrown from its...
  • Nearly half of all coronavirus deaths in US occurred inside nursing homes: report

    06/28/2020 12:39:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 June 2020 | Peter Aitken
    Nearly half of all deaths from the coronavirus in the United States have occurred at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, according to new reports. The rate of cases to deaths from such facilities has been disproportionate: while only 11 percent of positive cases – around 282,000 – have occurred at nursing homes and long-term care facilities, about 43 percent of deaths – or 54,000 deaths – have come from the same, the New York Times reported. The Times cited its database for the numbers, arguing that some states and the federal government have not provided comprehensive data. The...
  • Lowell (MI) PD Chief Ousted Over Controversial Facebook Post

    06/28/2020 12:49:19 PM PDT · by Jerrybob · 26 replies
    Woodtv.com ^ | 6/28/2020 | self
    Lowell PD chief ousted over controversial Facebook post Kent County by: Ken Kolker Posted: Jun 5, 2020 / 12:05 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 5, 2020 / 06:16 PM EDT LOWELL, Mich. (WOOD) — The Lowell police chief was forced to resign just days after a controversial Facebook post that supported four young men who had armed themselves against potential protesters. Chief Steven Bukala was told to resign by 5 p.m. Thursday or that he would be fired at 5:01 p.m., according to documents obtained Friday by News 8. He resigned by email.
  • NYT/Siena Polls: Trump Losing Ground with White Voters in Swing States, Not Gaining with Minorities

    06/28/2020 12:19:16 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2020 | John Binder
    President Trump has lost ground with his base of voter support, white Americans, in swing states while not increasing his support with Hispanic and black Americans, New York Times/Siena College polls show. The polls of six battleground states, released this week, come as racial tensions have swept the nation with the Black Lives Matter movement leading riots, protests, and the destruction of historical monuments in major cities. Conservative circles have speculated that voters may not be expressing their actual opinions to pollsters. Trump’s administration has been laser-focused on messaging specifically to black Americans, with daily social media posts from the...
  • Washington Post: It Doesn’t Matter That The Most Violent Cities In America Are Run By Democrats

    06/27/2020 6:07:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/27/2020 | John Sexton
    I missed this when it was published Thursday. The Washington Post’s Philip Bump did a fact-check of sorts on a claim made by President Trump: “You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run,” he said. “Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of 20. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run.” It’s not clear how Trump is defining “most dangerous” in this context. So let’s look at two related sets of data compiled by the FBI: most violent...
  • 18-Year-Old Mt. Morris Man Charged With Attacking Macy’s Store Manager

    06/26/2020 3:43:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    ABC ^ | 06/26/20 | Ann Pierret
    FLINT TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (6/26/2020) - Charges were filed Friday in the attack of a Macy's employee at the Genesee Valley Center in Flint Township last week.Video of the incident circulated social media for nearly two weeks.Friday afternoon, the Genesee County Prosecutor charged 18-year-old Damire Palmer with assault to do great bodily harm less than murder, a 10-year felony.Flint Township Police have been looking for Palmer and his brother in connection to the case since it happened June 15th.Investigators still have not been able to question the brothers.But Friday afternoon the Genesee County Prosecutor moved forward with charges against one of them.Why...
  • Michigan House passes bill to make employee microchips voluntary

    06/26/2020 12:58:38 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 56 replies
    https://www.jpost.com ^ | JUNE 26, 2020 | By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
    The bill will now be introduced into the State Senate, where if it passes Governor Gretchen Whitmer will be able to sign the legislation into Michigan law.
  • Minneapolis City Council approves measure to abolish police force

    06/26/2020 10:22:19 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 126 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2020 | 12:11pm | Ben Feuerherd
    The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a measure to abolish the city’s police department — a radical proposal amid nationwide efforts by activists to defund local law enforcement agencies.
  • Candidate's daughter begs voters: 'For the love of god do not vote for my dad'

    06/26/2020 7:18:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 25, 2020 | Victor Morton
    Mr. Regan, a Republican, said in an interview with The Hill on Thursday that his daughter’s denunciations were unsurprising and implied she had been brainwashed at university. “A lot of students when they go off to these liberal university campuses … she went to the University of Colorado in Boulder — and you know, they just kind of get sucked into this Marxist, communist ideology and she and I just don’t see eye to eye when it comes to the whole socialism, communism, Marxist philosophy,” he said. He told the Hill that “her big thing has to do with the...
  • "We the Free People of Lansing" (Unedited Version)

    06/24/2020 3:17:10 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 9 replies
    Unedited footage showing "We the Free People of Lansing" members directly pointing a firearm on a motorcyclist bystander for revving his engine. There are cops in the background which are standing by allowing this to happen. (click link to watch video)
  • GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney

    06/22/2020 11:54:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 06/22/20 08:05 PM EDT — GOP rallies around Trump after firing of Manhattan US attorney Senate Republicans on Monday largely defended President Trump following his controversial decision this week to fire Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said Trump was within his right to fire Berman, who was involved in a number of politically sensitive investigations that touched on Trump and his advisers. “It’s kind of like previous firings, I would say,” Thune said....
  • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Blames Israelis for Floyd Death

    06/23/2020 8:41:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 76 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 22, 2020 | David Rutz
    Waters, the cofounder of Pink Floyd, said in an interview with the pro-Hamas Shehab News Agency that Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody last month because of "a technique invented by" the Israeli Defense Forces. "That is an Israeli technique, taught to the militarized police forces of the United States of America by Israeli experts, who the Americans have been flying over to the United States, to teach them how to murder the blacks because they've seen how efficient the Israelis have been at murdering Palestinians in the occupied territories using those techniques," Waters said. "And they're proud of it."
  • Pollster Who Got It Right in 2016: Michigan a Dead Heat

    06/23/2020 7:26:22 AM PDT · by wise_caucasian · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 22, 2020 | Tom Bevan
    Cahaly has just released his first poll of the 2020 cycle, a survey of likely voters in Michigan showing Trump trailing Joe Biden by a single point, 46%-45%. Cahaly’s survey, using the same methodology he employed four years ago but with an enhanced system for targeting likely voters, shows the race in Michigan as extremely competitive. The pollster also continues to see signs of “shy” or “reluctant” Trump voters in the electorate. Known as “social desirability bias,” it refers to the effect of respondents not telling the truth about whom they will vote for because they think their choice will...