Antagonizing Rams cornerback Marcus Peters is not exactly a hard thing to do. The NFC defender is known for having a quick temper and not backing down from confrontation.
Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, the first transgender contestant for the Miss Universe contest, claims she was a woman before having a vagina. Ponce did not win Sunday’s Miss Universe contest — that honor went to the Philippines’ Catriona Gray — but the Spaniard made a splash, nonetheless. In a video posted by Agence France-Presse, Ponce insisted that vaginas don’t make the woman. “Having a vagina does not make me a woman. I am a woman and already was before my birth,” Ponce exclaimed. Pointing to her head and then her midsection. Ponce added, “Because my identity is here, not down there. This determines my being a woman.” Ponce insists that being a woman is only a state of mind and not a matter of actual, physical attributes. Despite these claims that being a woman is only in one’s mind, Ponce did complete the physical transformation into becoming a woman by completing a major sex change surgery in 2014, a Miss Universe bio page reports. Even though Ponce did not come anywhere near winning the pageant, Miss Universe officials did produce a special feature for the transgender contestant in a segment entitled “a walk to remember.” A walk to remember. A historic
House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing Democratic criticism for his planned visa-giveaway to Irish college-graduates, and the Irish government is reportedly trying to overcome the opposition by promising to deliver reciprocal benefits for American graduates.
During Monday’s “CNN Newsroom,” network commentator Van Jones responded to Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) pushback against criminal justice reform, accusing him of “trying to scare people” away from it. “What this bill does is it puts in the classes and the incentives for people to work hard, earn their way home a little bit earlier, and when they come home, they’re coming home better and not bitter. We have been paying to have people come home bitter and not better, and then we’re surprised when people don’t do a good job,” Jones remarked. He continued, “The reason that Democrats and Republicans are coming together, the reason that Donald Trump and Pelosi are supporting the same bill, the reason that Sean Hannity is speaking for the same bill that people at MSNBC like, is because it’s so commonsensical, and yet you have Tom Cotton on that old, old playbook trying to scare people, but people are not going to pay attention to that.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
North Korea declared on Monday it will not agree to any denuclearization agreement with the United States if Washington continues to pursue "vicious [and] hostile actions" against Kim Jong-un's communist regime.
Monday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz reacted to President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani saying the president would not sit down for an interview with FBI special counsel Robert Mueller. Dershowitz said it appears the investigation into Trump “is over” unless Mueller’s team subpoenas him. “I think the cards that were shown yesterday were that this investigation as far as Trump’s concerned is over unless they try to subpoena him and then we have a constitutional conflict because Trump asserts article 2 and other constitutional rights,” Dershowitz said. He then added, “I suspect we’re on the way to a Mueller report which will find no crimes but will find political sins which are not the proper function of a special counsel. … Prosecutors are supposed to find only crimes.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
With segregation and Jim Crow, Democrats used racial division to consolidate power for decades in the Old South. This is no different and just as cynical.
An alleged Islamic State recruiter and extremist preacher from Germany has been allowed to settle in Leicester, England, according to reports.
Christmas came early for seven siblings after an Arkansas couple fought to adopt them out of the state's foster care system.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a Guatemalan migrant who became lost in the brush on a ranch located 50 miles from the Texas-Mexico border. The illegal immigrant was apparently attempting to sneak past an immigration checkpoint.
A Stanford medical student was allegedly reported to the university's Title IX office over pro-life remarks he made on campus.
Students at the University of Southern California are demanding the termination of a professor who defended due process rights for those accused of sexual assault.
Formerly peaceful Cancún continues to experience shocking levels of cartel violence. At least eight individuals were murdered over the past weekend.
Pope Francis has continued his crusade against capital punishment with a strongly worded address Monday, calling it a vestige of an age that ignored “the primacy of mercy over justice” while adding that life imprisonment should also be abolished.
Sen. Chris Coons claims President Trump is "clearly going after the rule of law" when criticizing the FBI's raid of Michael Cohen's office.
A "gun safety" instructor for Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action held a pistol by the tip of the barrel during a meeting with the League of Women Voters in Lewiston, Pennsylvania.
Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Veteran kicker Sebastian Janikowski displayed horrible effort on a tackle attempt during the Seattle Seahawks' loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
President Donald Trump expressed frustration with the FBI prosecution of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, wondering why they never did the same to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
(AFP) -- The French government is set to rush tax cuts and a rise in the minimum wage through parliament in a bid to end the "yellow vest" protests which appear to be waning after a month of disruption.
A judge has blocked an illegal immigrant's deportation on the basis of “human rights” concerns despite conceding that the Iranian man — said to pose a “serious threat” to the public after raping a 17-year-old girl — only pretended to become Christian as a ploy to stay in Britain.
A Pakistani court has sentenced two Christians in Punjab to death for the crime of blasphemy, following their arrest in 2015.
Prime Minister Theresa May is due to tell the House of Commons that a second referendum on UK membership of the EU would "break faith with the British people."
Hamas Politburo chairman Ismail Haniyeh said on Sunday he does not deny that orders to carry out recent deadly terror attacks in the West Bank came from the Gaza Strip.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president says that a Polish victim in last week’s shooting attack in Strasbourg, France, had been trying to protect other people.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia issued an unusually strong rebuke of the U.S. Senate on Monday, rejecting a bipartisan resolution that put the blame for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on the Saudi crown prince and describing it as interference in the kingdom’s affairs.
Pope Francis took advantage of his Angelus message Sunday to praise the U.N.’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) approved in Marrakech last week.
BERLIN — Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday.
The British Army is to scrap role titles like "rifleman" and "infantryman" for the more gender neutral "infantry soldier" and "infanteer".
During Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) predicted the conviction of President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn, would be overturned because the FBI “tricked him into not having a lawyer, when, in fact, he was not only a suspect, but a target, and they had transcripts.” “I would not be surprised a bit that the conviction of Flynn is overturned because of the Justice Department and the FBI’s misconduct, and that, in fact, we go potentially all the way to Supreme Court with new protections when the FBI and the Department of Justice lies to somebody and tricks them into making statements, and then charges them with a lie that they entrapped them in,” Issa said to host Maria Bartiromo. He later added, “[F]or the first time ever, I believe, in the next Congress, the Senate might actually have to go to a federal judge and say, let’s talk about the lies you were told because we’re getting stonewalled by this Department of Justice.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
In an interview that aired Sunday on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) discussed the possibility of him thinking a Democrat could be better for the country than re-electing President Donald Trump. Corker said he does not think Democrats are “capable of electing a centrist,” adding he thought the party was moving further to the left. “I don’t think the Democrats, yet, are capable of electing a centrist,” Corker told host Kasie Hunt. “It just feels like they’re being pulled to the side. But I think, for some, you know, someone like that might be appealing. But I don’t know. I don’t want to speak to that yet. Let’s see what happens a year from now. Let’s look at it a year from now.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
During Sunday’s “The Cats Roundtable” on New York AM 970 radio, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed the criminal justice reform bill, which he co-sponsors, predicting the bill would get 80 votes of support. Paul told host John Catsimatidis that it is “one of the few issues that right and left are coming together on.” “[C]onservative Christians are supportive of it because they believe in second chances. They believe that you can change your life for the better and that giving people … that mostly hurt themselves with drugs, giving those people a second chance is a reasonable thing. And you have progressives on the left who believe in the same thing. This has really brought a lot of people together. We’ll probably vote on this as early as this week, with the final vote next week. And it may well get 80 members of the Senate voting for it. That’s amazing to get 80 out of 100 to support one bill,” explained Paul. “There are a few holdouts on the Republican side,” he added. “This is really a big achievement for President Trump that he’s gotten everybody together on this.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Food stamp enrollment dropped over the past year in 47 out of 50 states, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics on nationwide food stamp enrollment.
A parade float at Disneyland collapsed on Saturday during the California theme park's Christmas parade, leaving Santa Claus dangling from his sleigh, according to video footage of the incident.
Angel Moms whose children have been murdered by illegal aliens living in the United States called out incoming House Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), asking them if they would support a border wall if it meant their loved ones would be saved from illegal alien crime.
Facebook has blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for 24 hours after he wrote a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police" and sharing previously banned content.
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered major wins for President Trump's administration on the immigration front in 2018, effectively putting into place legal reforms at the U.S.-Mexico border that significantly increased the number of illegal aliens prosecuted and convicted.
There are only two more weekends of regular season NFL play after this weekend. However, for many teams Week 15 has become Weak 15, as many fans have once again decided to stay home.
Angela Ponce of Spain, has become the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe contest.
A truck driver rescued two dogs on Wednesday after a motorist flung the animals from a vehicle barreling down an upstate New York highway, police said Friday.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency arrested more than 6,500 illegal aliens who have been convicted of homicide and sexual offenses in Fiscal Year 2018.
The grandfather of the little girl from Guatemala who died after crossing the border in New Mexico and being detained with her father and 161 other migrants says the family owes money to human smugglers.
Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto (D) is pushing firearm confiscation orders, bans on commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms and "high capacity" magazines.
North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Friday they would challenge Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
It appears that entertainers, singers, and other acts, are refusing to join rockers Maroon 5 to play for this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Not because of anything the band has done, but instead, because national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed.
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' took an estimated $35.4 million for its opening weekend, the biggest ever animated movie to open in Dec.
Saturday in Beverly Hills, CA, former Mexican President Vicente Fox told TMZ he blamed President Donald Trump for the tragic death of a seven-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody on December 7. Fox said, “This is not what the U.S. is all about. This is what Trump is all about. He doesn’t have any love or care or compassion to anybody. I don’t know why this country has a president like him. We all miss the United States that we have known for years and years. The leader in the world, a compassionate nation, a nation that cares and builds a better world. So I hope you get rid of Trump soon.” When asked who is to blame for the death, Fox said, “First the people that was involved directly but they act on their orders from somebody else. So you have to go all the way to the top. The language is more aggressive than physical violence. Speaking the way Trump speaks is not good for this nation.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN