Donald Trump, who claims he never conceded the 2020 election, establishes himself as a former president in his lawsuit against the Capitol riot committee and National Archives.
The passage appears on page 11 of the complaint filed in federal court on Monday.
“Plaintiff Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States. President Trump brings this suit solely in his official capacity as a former President under the PRA, associated regulations, the Executive Order, the Declaratory Judgment Act, and the Constitution of the United States,” the lawsuit states.
The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland is on lockdown Wednesday morning as officials investigate a bomb threat and an active shooter threat.
Officials say security personnel responded after they received an anonymous call at 8:45 a.m. stating there was a bomb at or near a building in the Naval Support Activity Bethesda, which houses the hospital. Officials did not specify details about the active shooter threat.
The base went into lockdown, and all personnel were ordered to shelter in place. All gates to the facility are closed to non-emergency traffic and officials asked the public to avoid the area.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill vowed to back Israel’s right to build in Judea and Samaria and to block efforts to impose a building freeze on Israeli communities beyond the Green Line.
Samaria Regional Council chief Yossi Dagan met with members of Congress from both parties during his ongoing trip to Washington DC, which is aimed at coordinating opposition to efforts by the Biden administration to press Israel to freeze all construction in Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria.
During the past three days, Dagan has met with more than 20 Republicans and Democrats from both the Senate and the House.
Congressman Bob Good, a Republican who represents Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District, vowed his support for Dagan’s efforts to prevent a building freeze.
“I am happy to b...
The Biden administration said Wednesday that once a Covid-19 vaccine is authorized for children ages 5-11, it plans to make the shot available at more than 25,000 pediatric offices and primary care sites and at nationwide pharmacies and schools.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration this month seeking emergency authorization of the vaccine. The Biden administration said it has procured enough doses to inoculate the nation’s children if and when it is cleared for use.
And Abraham raised his eyes and saw - behold a ram! - afterwards, caught in the thicket by its horns, so Abraham went and took the ram and offered it as an offering instead of his son (Bereishit 22:13)
Who dares imagine Abraham’s heart at that awful moment when he was tested and called to place his son, his only son, the son he loved, upon an altar to be sacrificed? Who could fathom his soul in that moment of utter obedience to God? And let us be clear, the moment was solely about Abraham’s faith and obedience. This act was no punishment for some transgression on Yitzchak’s part, for Yitzchak had made no transgression. He was pure.
The God who asked Abraham to sacrifice his son is the same God who revealed Himself to Abraham and had given him Yit...
The Biden administration is holding meetings with Saudi Arabia on the issue of normalization with Israel, Walla! reported.
According to the report, the US would like to see Saudi Arabia join the Abraham Accords.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan raised the issue in his meeting with the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit to the kingdom last month, three US and Arab sources familiar with the issue said.
According to the sources, bin Salman did not reject outright the possibility of normalizing ties with Israel. The Saudis emphasized, however, that such a process would take time, and gave Sullivan a list of steps which will need to be taken before it can happen. Several of those steps include improving the relationship between Saudi Arabia an...
600 Russian Jewish youths from numerous locations in Russia flew on special chartered flights to Dubai as part of a unique experience spearheaded by “YaHaD”, the largest Jewish youth organization in all of the FSU. The youths had all participated in weekly evening classes in Torah, halacha and chassidut taught by rabbis and Chabad emissaries throughout the year in over one hundred cities all over Russia.
After the students applied themselves assiduously to their studies during the year, they were rewarded with a unique trip and are making history as the largest Jewish group ever to visit Dubai.
The trip’s highlight is scheduled for Wednesday night, when two of the students will get married according to Jewish law under a chuppa canopy in the middle of the Dubai desert. ...
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, who turned 95 last April, turned down an award for “Oldie of the Year” from a British magazine with a polite but delicately sarcastic response.
“Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such the Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept and hopes you find a more worthy recipient,” Tom Laing-Baker, the Queen’s assistant private secretary, said in a letter shared by the magazine on Tuesday.
Unruffled by the royal refusal, the magazine, a British monthly named The Oldie, cheekily decided to run a youthful picture of Her Majesty on its front cover and quoted her adage: “You are as old as you feel.”
The Oldie is aimed at senior citizens “as a light-hearted alternative...
Now that a vaccination policy is in effect for city workers, it appears many workers have not told the city about their vaccination status.
According to the Baltimore Mayor’s office, as of Tuesday, 53% of all city workers uploaded documentation showing they were fully vaccinated. In the police department, the number is 41%.
Anyone who does not submit vaccination documentation, for whatever reason, will be put on the list and subjected to weekly COVID-19 testing beginning Oct. 25.
Last week, the police union told members to not share their vaccination status, but in an updated letter obtained by the 11 News I-Team, the union says sharing vaccine information is compliant with the law, but they stress it's not a requirement.
The city administration said it's pla...
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) urged his party to focus on President Biden heading into 2022, and not relitigating the 2020 election that former President Trump still falsely claims was stolen.
McConnell, speaking to reporters during a weekly press conference, was asked if he was comfortable with the party embracing Trump. The former president was at a retreat over the weekend for Senate Republicans’ campaign arm and endorsed Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) for reelection in Iowa earlier this month.
“Well, I do think we need to be talking about the future, not the past,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday.
“I think the American people are focusing on this administration. … It’s my hope that 2022 electi...
Mayor de Blasio is set to announce a coronavirus vaccine requirement for all municipal employees Wednesday, The Post has learned.
The city workers — including firefighters and cops — will have to get their first shot by Nov. 1, sources told The Post.
Currently only Department of Education staff are required to be vaccinated, but de Blasio has long considered extending the mandate to all 300,000 city workers.
The news did not sit well with one Brooklyn elected official.
“The mayor has no idea what he’s doing. We’re going to lose half of our cops and half of our fire department if this goes through and then what?” the official said.
Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
The coming name change, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28th, but could unveil sooner, is meant to signal the tech giant’s ambition to be known for more than social media and all the ills that entail. The rebrand would likely position the blue Facebook app as one of many products under a parent company overseeing groups like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more. A spokesperson for Facebook declined to comment for this story.
Facebook already has more than 10,000 employees building consumer hardware like AR glasses that Zuckerberg believes will ev...
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday advanced the nomination of Tom Nides to serve as the next US ambassador to Israel.
Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bill Haggerty were the only members of the 22-person panel who requested to have their opposition marked for the record during the voice vote.
Nides still needs to get through a vote on the Senate floor in order to be confirmed, and while he is expected to receive overwhelming support from both parties, Republicans can hold up the vote from being scheduled.
All are asked to daven for the wellbeing of Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Yisroel and a member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Degel HaTorah, who is hospitalized in serious condition.
The Rosh Yeshiva is being treated at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. He was on life support, but as of this writing has been taken off of it.
All are asked to daven for Rav Boruch Mordechai ben Hinda Malka.
Fear, grief, uncertainty and isolation during the pandemic have triggered a national state of emergency in the mental health of America’s youth, leading child health care groups warned Tuesday.
Youngsters already faced significant mental health challenges, and the pandemic has made them worse, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA). Together, they represent more than 77,000 physicians and more than 200 children’s hospitals.
“Children’s mental health is suffering. Young people have endured so much throughout this pandemic and while much of the attention is often placed on its physical health consequences, we cannot overlook the escalat...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning to allow Americans to get a different booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine than the one initially taken, the New York Times reported on Monday.
The FDA in September authorized a booster dose of Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech’s two-shot COVID-19 vaccine for those aged 65 and older and some high-risk Americans.
The regulator’s advisory panel has also backed the use of Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.
The government would not recommend one shot over another, and it might note that using the same vaccine as a booster when possible is preferable, the NYT report said, citing people familiar with the agency’s plans.
The FDA declined to comment on the matter.
U.S. health officials h...
A 96-year-old former Nazi concentration camp secretary who absconded before her trial appeared in court in Germany on Tuesday to face charges of aiding and abetting murder.
The first woman to be prosecuted for Nazi-era crimes in decades, Irmgard Furchner is charged with complicity in the killing of more than 11,000 people at Stutthof camp in Poland.
Between June 1943 and April 1945, the accused worked in the office of camp commander Paul Werner Hoppe. Prosecutors say she took dictation of the SS officer’s orders and handled his correspondence.
Roughly 65,000 people died at the Stutthof camp near Gdansk, among them “Jewish prisoners, Polish partisans and Soviet Russian prisoners of war,” according to the indictment read out by public prosecutor Maxi Wantzen.
Former President Donald Trump said he was surprised that supporters breached the Capitol on Jan. 6 and added that he would have stopped them had he been present, a new book says.
People protesting the 2020 presidential election results attacked the Capitol following a Trump rally in Washington, D.C., earlier in the day.
“I was not surprised when they went down to the Capitol to cheer, but I was surprised that they went [into] the Capitol,” Trump says in “In Trump’s Shadow: The Battle for 2024 and the Future of the GOP,” Business Insider reported.
The then-president said he wanted to join supporters marching to the Capitol but was prevented from doing so by the Secret Service.
“I wanted to go down with the crowd,” Trump said in the book. &l...