Billionaire-Funded Media Matters Lays Off Staff

A far-left media organization, initially funded by billionaire George Soros and known for labeling conservatives as “racists,” has laid off several of its staff members. 

“We’re confronting a legal assault on multiple fronts and given how rapidly the media landscape is shifting, we need to be extremely intentional about how we allocate resources in order to stay effective,” said Media Matters president Angelo Carusone. Nobody does what Media Matters does. So, we’re taking this action now to ensure that we are sustainable, sturdy and successful for whatever lies ahead.”

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Rep. Elise Stefanik Files Ethics Complaint Against Special Counsel Jack Smith

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A U.S. congresswoman filed an ethics complaint against the special prosecutor in a criminal case against former President Donald Trump, the presumptive 2024 Republican nominee for the same position.

Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) said in a statement on X that special counsel Jack Smith, who is prosecuting Trump for allegedly keeping classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, is interfering with the 2024 election process by attempting to speed up Trump’s criminal trial.

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Company That Operated and Staffed Ship That Destroyed Baltimore Bridge was Heavily Focused on DEI

Francis Scott Key Bridge Accident

The company in charge of operating and staffing the doomed vessel that destroyed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in a major crash earlier this week was heavily focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives. 

The Dali, the 948-foot vessel was managed by the Singapore-based Synergy Marine Group.

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Biden Administration ‘Paroled’ More Illegal Aliens than Issued Visas to Legal Immigrants

According to report from the Federation on American Immigration Reform (FAIR), President Joe Biden’s administration paroled more illegal aliens into the United States during the first nine months of Fiscal Year 2023 than it accepted legal immigrants through visa programs.

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CDC Silent After Measles Outbreak Linked to Chicago Migrant Shelter

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tight-lipped after a Tuesday CNN report linked a measles outbreak to a migrant shelter in Chicago. 

“The [Chicago Department of Public Health] announced Sunday that there were two unrelated measles cases among children at a migrant shelter in a large warehouse in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood,” according to that report. “One child has recovered and is no longer infectious, the health department said. The second child is hospitalized but is in good condition.”

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South Carolina Environmental Health Department Asking for Help to Track West Nile Virus

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is asking for the public’s support in tracking the West Nile virus. 

South Carolinians are asked this spring and summer to submit certain species of dead birds to DEHC to test for the potentially deadly virus.

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Gov. McMaster Declares ‘Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week’

SC GOV McMaster Storm Week

South Carolina’s governor on Monday announced that this week, March 3 through March 9, is ‘Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week.’

“The South Carolina Emergency Management Division [SCEMD], the National Weather Service [NWS], and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources [SCDNR]  jointly sponsor the week to remind people that severe storms, tornadoes and flash floods are significant hazards in South Carolina and people need to take proper safety precautions,” according to a release from the office of Gov. Henry McMaster (R). 

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South Carolina Senate Debating Bill That Would Tweak Judicial Nomination Process

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The South Carolina Senate is debating a bill that would make minor changes to how judges are appointed in the Palmetto State.

Currently, the state’s General Assembly, via its Judicial Merit Selection Commission, which consists of a “group of legislators and lawyers who do extensive investigations into judicial candidates, a process that entails examining everything from their finances to their temperament to their knowledge of the law,” appoints judges from the state Supreme Court, all the way down to circuit courts.

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Bill to Expand School Choice Introduced in South Carolina House

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A bill that would expand school choice options for parents has been introduced into the South Carolina House of Representatives.

H 5164 would expand the state’s Education Scholarship Trust Fund program for parents who wish to choose which schools their children attend. The bill will also add new application processes to make applying easier for students.

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