Tom Ozimek

Civil Rights Group Challenges ‘Flawed’ Vaccine Mandate at George Mason University

A civil rights group is calling on George Mason University (GMU) executives to reconsider their vaccination requirement for staff and students in the fall semester, claiming it is a scientifically “irrational” policy that violates constitutional rights and medical ethics. The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), which describes itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group that […]

St. Louis Imposes Indoor Mask Mandate Regardless of Vaccination Status

Officials said Friday that the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County are imposing an indoor mask mandate for anyone over the age of 5 regardless of vaccination status, citing a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations and the spread of the Delta variant. The new rule, which goes into effect on July 26, requires mask-wearing […]

District of Columbia Public Schools to Require Masks In Fall

Public schools in the District of Columbia will require masking for all students and staff this fall, according to officials. Lewis D. Ferebee, chancellor of D.C. Public Schools (DCPS), said in a July 22 update on the 2021–2022 school year that health and safety measures for the fall semester would include enhancements to ventilation systems and […]

Rep. Paul Gosar Sponsors Bill to Ban All Immigration Into US for 10 Years

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Friday announced he is sponsoring a bill that would put a 10-year freeze on all immigration into the United States, arguing the pause is needed to help stem the current surge in illegal border crossings. “We can’t have legal immigration when we have rampant illegal alien invaders. This is a […]

US Capitol Police Get New Chief

A decorated former Maryland police chief has been appointed to head the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), the law enforcement agency has announced. Tom Manger, who has worked in policing for 42 years, including as police chief in Montgomery County, Maryland, and in Fairfax County, Virginia, will on Jan. 23 assume command as the new chief […]

US Capitol Police Get New Chief

A decorated former Maryland police chief has been appointed to head the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), the law enforcement agency has announced. Tom Manger, who has worked in policing for 42 years, including as police chief in Montgomery County, Maryland, and in Fairfax County, Virginia, will on Jan. 23 assume command as the new chief […]

Israel Reports 39 Percent Effectiveness of Pfizer Vaccine in Halting Delta Variant Infections: Reports

Israeli health officials on Thursday reported that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is just 39 percent effective in preventing infections with the more contagious Delta variant, while noting that the vaccine remains highly effective in preventing serious illness and hospitalization, according to reports. New statistics from Israel’s Health Ministry, released Thursday, indicated that the vaccine jointly developed […]

Border Patrol Encounters Large Group of 197 Illegal Immigrants, Mostly Children: CBP

Amid a spike in large groups of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, agents on Wednesday encountered 197 noncitizens in southern Arizona, including 147 unaccompanied children, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The agency said in a press release that border patrol officials encountered the large group near San Miguel early Wednesday morning […]

Biden Opposes Abolishing Filibuster, Warns It Would Throw Congress ‘Into Chaos’

President Joe Biden on Wednesday pushed back against calls to abolish the Senate filibuster, a rule that requires a 60-vote supermajority to pass most legislation, saying that getting rid of the long-standing procedure would cast “Congress into chaos” and paralyze its work. Biden made the remarks during a televised town hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 21, […]

Biden Claims His Spending Plans Will Reduce Inflation, Drawing Conservative Backlash

President Joe Biden on Wednesday acknowledged near-term inflation while insisting it would not be problem in the long run, arguing also that trillions of dollars more in proposed infrastructure and social safety net spending would drive down inflation, sparking conservative backlash. Speaking at a televised town hall in Cincinnati on Wednesday, Biden said that, “there […]