Press Release Category: US News

US Lobbyists Compete to Influence Voter Legislation

On Oct. 5, the premier watchdog group OpenSecrets reported that lobbying groups spent over $151.2 million on voting legislation in the first half of this year to ensure U.S. voting laws are conducive to the needs of Democratic lawmakers. After Democrats assumed control of the government in 2021, the principal focus of their lobbying has…

Mike Gonzalez: The Marxist Underpinnings of the BLM Organizations

“The concept of black lives matter is unimpeachable… but the concept is very different from the movement, very different from the organizations, very different from the founders.” In this episode, we sit down with Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez to discuss the Marxist ideology underpinning the major Black Lives Matter organizations. Gonzalez is the…

Obese Patients Injuring Ambulance Workers’ Backs

Americans keep getting heavier, but the backs of ambulance workers aren’t getting stronger. Over the past five decades, the percentage of American obese people rose from about 14 percent to 40 percent. The American Obesity Association estimates that by 2030, 60 percent of Americans will be obese. This change means the average American weighs 30…

Federal Prosecutors Unravel Cold-Case Murder at Chicago Gang Trial

CHICAGO—Frederick Cornell has had a recurring nightmare since his brother Willie Woods was murdered on April 16, 2003. It was in the early evening, and Cornell and Woods were chatting on a sidewalk in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago. Two men walked past them and suddenly turned around with…

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Texas Anti-Abortion Law

A security guard opens the door to the Whole Women’s Health Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas on Sept. 1, 2021. (LM Otero/AP Photo) A federal judge in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction against the Texas anti-abortion law that drew national attention after it recently survived judicial scrutiny by the Supreme Court. U.S.…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Net Worth Dropped by $7 Billion in One Day

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees Joint Hearing in Washington on April 10, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times) Zuckerberg is now the fifth-richest person in the world By Entrepreneur Staff  Between whistleblower revelations and the widespread outages of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, Mark Zuckerberg had a very bad…

US Charges Canadian Man, Alleging He’s an ISIS Fighter, Propagandist

The U.S. Department of Justice is seen in Washington, on June 11, 2021. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) WASHINGTON—U.S. prosecutors on Saturday said they charged a Saudi-born Canadian man for aiding the ISIS terrorist group, alleging he tossed grenades in battle and worked with propagandists who publicized the beheading of hostages including U.S. journalist James Foley. The…

Runners Take Off at the 39th Annual Corona Del Mar Scenic 5K

(Courtesy of Lawrence Sherwin) CORONA DEL MAR, Calif.—About a thousand runners participated in the 39th annual Corona del Mar (CDM) Scenic 5k on Oct. 2. Put on by the CDM Chamber of Commerce, runners of all ages enjoyed the morning ocean mist as they competed in the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) race. The men’s race began around 8:00…