Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News


Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Proud Boys member Fernando Alonso, who was with members of the group in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, testified on Monday that text messages about "stacking bodies" on the White House lawn were akin to locker-room banter and that members of the group were simply "knuckleheads." read more

Monday, March 27, 2023

Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana, was under an FBI counterintelligence inquiry into allegations about her connections in her home country of Czechoslovakia in the 1990s, according to excerpts from her FBI file obtained by Bloomberg News. ... In one document dated Feb. 14, 1989, the FBI said it "recommended a preliminary inquiry be opened on Ivana Trump" based on information the bureau obtained from a confidential source.

The revelation that about $2 million of "nickel" on the London Metal Exchange was actually just bags of stones has thrown a spotlight on the sprawling web of warehouses and metal stashes underpinning the billions of dollars of derivatives traded daily on the LME. Over the past week, warehouse staff from Busan in South Korea to Genoa in Italy have rushed to check tens of thousands of two-ton bags of nickel - in some cases, by literally kicking them. read more

A majority of Americans say the multiple criminal investigations into former President Donald Trump's conduct are fair, despite Trump's continued efforts claiming they are conspiracies against him, the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. read more

Elon Musk said Twitter is now worth about $20 billion, according to an email he sent the company's employees on Friday, a significant drop from the $44 billion that he paid to buy the social network in October. ... Musk did not respond to a request for comment and an email to Twitter's communications department was returned with a poop emoji. read more

A group of over 175 ex-prosecutors said the former president's statements could be seen as inciting violence. The Manhattan DA has already received a death threat. read more

A Florida elementary school removed a Disney movie about Ruby Bridges after a parent complained about scenes of white people threatening the Black girl as she entered school. read more

Michael Morse writes about the reasoning behind the sudden GOP attack on the the agency that helps states cross check voter information, Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC): "A better understanding for the sudden about-face is cynical: less accurate, siloed voter registration lists make it easier to promote the specter of fraud." read more

Lauren Leffer: Missouri state legislators are trying to regulate the fabricated scene inside this stock photo. read more

Abby Grossberg sued Fox last week, alleging she was coerced into giving misleading testimony about the network's election fraud coverage. She was fired Friday. read more

A North Carolina man said he spent nearly $70,000 on a car to give to his wife as a gift, only to find out later that the used Maserati was stolen. read more

A gunman has opened fire at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, killing at least three people and injuring an unknown number of others, local officials and witnesses say. read more

Abortion is legal in Wyoming again, oddly enough as the result of a state constitutional amendment pushed by conservatives opposed to Obamacare more than a decade ago. read more

To protect children, Utah Governor Spencer Cox on Thursday signed two bills aimed at "holding social media companies accountable." read more

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defence minister. read more


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