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Everyone seems to have the answer why Colin Kaepernick does not have a job yet. Some say it’s because of the anthem protests, others say he has no talent, and some even say he doesn’t love football.

And now NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis has his opinion saying it his girlfriend.

Lewis points out to one conversation in July when Baltimore front office wanted to sign Kaepernick when Joe Flacco got injured.

John Harbaugh indicated the Ravens were interested in him, saying, “He’s a guy right now that’s being talked about, and we’ll just see what happens with that. … I think he’s a really good football player.”

Steve Bisciotti, the team owner, said he “didn’t like Kaepernick’s anthem protest,” told fans, “We’re trying to figure out what’s the right track, so pray for us.”

Lewis had a message for Kaepernick at the time: “I applaud you for the things that you stood up for, my brother, everybody else can speak for you, but until you speak for yourself and demand what you want to do in life, it’s totally on you. … If you do nothing else, young man, get back on the football field and let your play speak for itself.”

And that was the point when his girlfriend, Nessa Diab, got involved

She posted on Twitter a photograph of Lewis and Bisciotti hugging and compared it to Samuel L. Jackson’s character hugging the slave owner portrayed by Leonardi DiCaprio in “Django Unchained.”

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Lewis claimed that because of the tweet Kaepernick lost all chances of becoming a Reven.

“When I and Steve Bisciotti were talking, this is what we were talking about. … We were talking about giving this kid an opportunity to get back in the National Football League,” Lewis stated. “Look, this is what I wanted to share with people. I have been fighting for this kid behind the table like nobody has. … I’ve never been against Colin Kaepernick. But I am against the way he’s done it.”

He also said, “Then, his girl goes out and put out this racist gesture and doesn’t know we are in the back office about to try to get this guy signed. Steve Bisciotti has said it himself, ‘How can you crucify Ray Lewis when Ray Lewis is the one calling for Colin Kaepernick?’”

As Lewis believes that was the last straw for Baltimore.

“When they called me, it was to say, ‘Yes or no?’ … We were going to close the deal to sign him … Steve Bisciotti said, ‘I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.’ … And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day,” Lewis added.

It seems that Diab doesn’t know how to help her boyfriend, she only gets him in trouble with her racial motivated tweets.

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And she almost immediately replied to Lewis’ comments with retweeting an article with title “Ravens send Ray Lewis out to make Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend the scapegoat for him still not having an NFL job.”

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  • […] post Ray Lewis Believes Kaepernick’s Girlfriend Is The Reason Why He Is Not Sign Yet appeared first on Conservative […]

  • Jose de la rosa says:

    Pero si los negros americanos detestan tanto a su pasado y a los amos de sus abuenos, ¿POR QUÉ NO SE QUITAN SUS APELLIDOS Y USAN EL DE SUS ABUELOS AFRICANOS?

  • Ken P says:

    Birds of a feather flock together. The Dick head and his bitch should shut the fuck up and move to another country. Nappy Dick will never play Pro ball in America again.

  • Alonzo Perize says:

    Ther is no “kid” in this article. There is a grown man who disrespects his country, the country that made him a multi millionaire and those fans that supported him. He deserves nothing and any team that hires him had better get ready for what they’re not going to get. $$$$$$$

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    Murphy didn’t immediately respond to questions about where Holcomb was hospitalized and how long he could remain there.

    Holcomb had been scheduled to travel to southern Indiana for an awards presentation on Friday, but the governor’s office announced Thursday morning without explanation that the event had been postponed for a week.

    Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said she had been in contact with Holcomb’s staff on Friday.

    “It’s good to hear the Governor is resting well and responding to treatment,” Crouch said “I will be praying for a speedy recovery for him.”

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    New York AG Chief of Staff Resigns Amid Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations

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    The chief of staff for New York Attorney General Letitia James, considered one of her most trusted advisers, has resigned and is being investigated in connection with separate sexual harassment allegations.

    The New York Times reported that Ibrahim Khan was accused of inappropriate touching and unwanted kissing by at least one woman. James has reportedly hired a law firm to investigate the allegations.

    One of the women who filed a complaint was told on Friday that her allegation of inappropriate touching and unwanted kissing had been substantiated, the Times report said.

    “The Office of Attorney General has protocols in place to thoroughly investigate any allegation of misconduct,” James’ office said in a statement without naming Khan. “The office takes these matters with the utmost seriousness, and this situation is no different. An independent, impartial investigation was conducted, and the employee has since resigned.”

    Khan worked as a spokesperson for James’ campaign for New York City public advocate in 2013 before becoming her chief of staff. Before that, he worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

    Fox News Digital has reached out to Khan for comment.

    James was elected to a second term as attorney general in November. The resignation came about a year after her office issued a report on former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s alleged misconduct with women. Cuomo resigned over the scandal and has accused James of politicizing the investigation.

    The inquiry concluded that Cuomo sexually harassed at least 11 women. Cuomo has denied any wrongdoing.

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    Here’s Why November’s Seemingly Positive Jobs Numbers Are Actually a Massive Red Flag

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    A number of economists from across the political spectrum took Friday morning’s unexpectedly strong jobs report as a sign that inflation would stay high despite the Federal Reserve’s aggressive campaign of interest rate hikes this year.

    The U.S. added 263,000 jobs in November, shattering investor expectations and remaining stubbornly persistent despite high interest rates — pushed up by the Fed — that typically blunt demand for labor and ease inflation, according to CNBC Friday. Jason Furman, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama, took to Twitter following the report, noting that wages grew at 6% over the past three months, a measure he estimated was consistent with 5% annual inflation — more than twice the Fed’s 2% target.

    “Strong nominal wage increases won’t make the Fed’s goal of reducing consumer price inflation any easier,” Bob Hughes, a senior researcher at the American Institute for Economic Research, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Continued payroll gains amidst a tight labor market are likely to sustain upward pressure on [average hourly earnings] and support elevated inflation.”

    Inflation came in below expectations in October, at 7.7% annually, and has been cooling slowly since peaking at 9.1% in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some economists have been concerned that if the Fed continues to push interest rates higher, the U.S. will be unable to achieve a “soft landing,” where inflation can be tamed without a recession, according to Yahoo Finance.

    “You can’t understate how huge this [wage data] is,” said Furman on Twitter. “I was allowing myself to get more hopeful about a soft landing … but this pretty much dashed that hope.”

    Hughes noted that job openings fell slightly in October, and willingness to cut jobs was increasing, both of which were signs that wage growth might ease.

    “I wouldn’t give up hope for a soft landing quite yet,” said Hughes. However, “if labor demand remains strong, wages continue to rise rapidly, and inflation stays elevated, then the Fed will need to stay aggressive, and hopes for a soft landing fade.”

    Another point of concern was the discrepancy between the “establishment” and “household” surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Heritage Foundation economist E.J. Antoni told the DCNF. The former polls businesses’ payrolls and counts people multiple times if they have more than one, while the latter polls households and does not repeatedly count one person with multiple jobs, according to the BLS.

    “Since March, the two surveys have seen a massive and unprecedented divergence of 2.7 million people,” said Antoni. “One reason is double counting in the establishment survey, with over 900k of the jobs added in the last year being double counting, not additional people employed.”

    Antoni noted that the manufacturing sector in particular, which contracted significantly last month, was poised for layoffs. Antoni argued that weakness in manufacturing typically forecasted weakness for the rest of the economy.

    “When the data don’t tell you what you want to hear, you have to listen,” Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for The New York Times, tweeted Friday in response to Furman. “I was a lot more optimistic about near-term inflation at 8:29 this morning than I am now.”

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    Biden Prepares to Kill Mine, Hobbling Green Agenda and Costing State Billions in Potential Revenues

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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended prohibiting the operators of Southwestern Alaska’s Pebble Mine from disposing of waste material in the nearby Bristol Bay, a regulation that would prevent the mine from opening. However, the mine could generate billions in revenue by producing minerals that are crucial in supporting the Biden administration’s “clean energy transition.”

    The EPA said Pebble Mine’s potential waste discharges would threaten nearby sockeye salmon fisheries by polluting the water and preventing the fish from spawning and reproducing, according to an agency proposal released Thursday. Despite this, the mine would extract about 1.5 billion tons of copper, molybdenum as well as other critical minerals and could deliver more than $8 billion to Southwestern Alaska, according to a report published by Northern Dynasty Minerals, the mine’s owner.

    “This isn’t just about Pebble … the precedent this is setting is frightening and will be used going forward by those wanting to stop projects and will send an absolutely chilling message to the investment world about opportunities in the U.S.,” Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found that Pebble Mine “would not be expected to have a measurable effect on fish numbers and result in long-term changes to the health of the commercial fisheries in Bristol Bay,” in its final environmental impact statement published in July 2020. However, the EPA stated that mining waste would result in the total loss of aquatic habitats important to the sockeye salmon’s survival.

    “EPA is not only taking significant tax and royalties from the citizens of Alaska but is also taking away contributions to the Permanent Fund and the dividends it provides to our people,” PLP CEO John Shively said in a statement provided to the DCNF. “In addition, EPA gives little to no consideration to the critical role copper will play in our nation’s transition to more renewable sources of power.”

    Pebble Mine is home to an estimated 80.6 billion lbs of copper deposits and 5.6 billion lbs of molybdenum, according to the Pebble Partnership’s website. Copper is highly conductive and is used to power solar panels, while molybdenum is used to construct geothermal energy facilities.

    The project could generate an estimated $1.7 billion in state tax revenue and $1.4 billion in federal taxes as the operator will pay both governments royalties in exchange for the rights to extract precious metals over a 20-year period, according to the report. The mine also sits on more than 107 million ounces of gold, which is worth $1,797.45 roughly per ounce, according to Business Insider.

    President Joe Biden wants to generate all of the country’s electricity from green energy by 2035, up from just 40% in 2020, according to a White House fact sheet. In March, Biden invoked The Defense Production Act, a Cold War Era law, in an attempt to shore up the domestic renewable energy technology supply chain which China and other hostile nations have dominated for years.

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    Dallas Cowboys QB Responds to LeBron’s Remarks About Photo of Dallas Team Owner From 1957

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    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott responded Thursday to recent remarks from LeBron James about a new revelation that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was present during a racially charged, historic 1957 confrontation between white students and black high school students.

    James, the Los Angeles Lakers forward and NBA superstar, chided reporters at a press conference for quizzing him about a recent anti-Semitic scandal involving a former teammate, but not seeking his opinion on Jones. The Washington Post last week revealed that Jones, as a 14-year-old Arkansas schoolboy 65 years ago, was present when a throng of white students tried to block black kids from integrating into their school.

    Asked about James’ remarks, Prescott gracefully declined to pile on the owner of the team for which he plays.

    “Obviously we can be more empathetic and give grace to one another, regardless of race, from the times we’ve come from to where we are now, thinking about the growth we’ve had,” said Prescott, who grew up in Louisiana and played college football at Mississippi State.

    Prescott noted that his mother, who died when Prescott was in college, was white and his father is black, giving him a unique perspective on race relations in America.

    “That’s who I am, how I think – optimistic,” he said. “I mean [as] a guy who is completely biracial, black and white, it’s easy for me to speak on race on one side or another,” Prescott said.

    The jarring photo unearthed by The Washington Post is “on Jerry to address,” Prescott said. But he said what Jones has done since the photo was taken more than half a century ago is important context.

    “In the same sense, it’s 65 years ago and how times have changed,” Prescott said. “I mean, look at the man’s resumé since then, right? As I said, I give grace.”

    “I’m here for growth and giving grace and trying to make this world a better place,” he continued. “That’s who I am at my core and what I believe in. Unfortunate things come up from the past, pictures, and they show har far we’ve come, but at the same sense, they’re a reminder of how short of a time that was ago.”

    Prescott said he prefers to focus on the progress made since the time of the black and white photo, and again declined to speak for or condemn Jones.

    “That wasn’t that long ago that we were all sitting on different sides, and we weren’t together,” Prescott said. “But as I said, I wouldn’t be here if it were still that way. So I believe in grace and change. Those are questions for Jerry, for y’all, honestly, that I don’t have quite the answers for.”

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    WATCH: Climate Alarmists Blockade European Avenue — Furious Frenchman Clears the Road

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    In what has become a recurring event in France, a group of climate activists recently blocked traffic on a busy road outside of Paris for about an hour.

    The group, which calls itself Dernière Rénovation (which translates to Last Renovation), formed to demand that the French government renovate “all homes by 2040” to install better energy-saving systems.

    “We have tried political discourse, we have tried scientific discourse, we have tried petitions, we have tried marches – literally everything, and to literally no effect,” said Victor, who joined the climate activism group at the end of June, according to a report by the French news outlet RFI on Saturday.

    “It’s just heartbreaking that we have to do crazy actions and annoy people, because all we have left is to try and disturb the economy to put pressure on the government,” he added.

    The protesters also wear handmade shirts and hats with the slogan, “We have 879 days left” — the apocalyptic message referring to the three years the group believes are left to avoid a climate catastrophe.

    The group was performing its moral grandstanding when one French hero decided he’d had enough.

    With, presumably, a job to get to and a family to feed, the unknown Frenchman grabbed the closest protester by the collar of his vest and casually tossed him to the side of the road, as seen in a video shared on social media.

    The giant of a man disposed of the wayward protesters with all the grace and gentleness of a mother dog relocating her pups who had wandered too close to the street.

    While many can sympathize with wanting to take action to help reduce pollution and make the world a cleaner place, this can’t come about by ending the use of fossil fuels with no viable alternative.

    We’ve already gotten a taste of what passes for a viable solar-powered vehicle, and it doesn’t exactly impress.

    This also ignores the fact that when it comes to pollution and CO2 emissions, the French housing market is hardly a factor on the global stage.

    The entire nation’s CO2 emissions are hardly a drop in the bucket compared with the largest contributor, China.

    Contributing a whopping 29 percent of the world’s energy carbon dioxide emissions, China’s output dwarfs France’s, which contributes less than 1 percent globally, according to the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research.

    China is also the top contributor to polluting the world’s oceans, topping the list of the 10 greatest contributors to plastic pollution in our oceans, according to World Atlas.

    It’s doubtful any activists are able to press their concerns about this particularly dire issue in a nation where dissent is violently crushed.

    Instead of shutting down traffic and potentially putting lives at risk if emergency medical personnel can’t reach their destinations, maybe the Dernière Rénovation activists should volunteer to clean up trash in their local communities.

    Not only would that have a more immediate and visible impact, but it also would earn them the praise of their countrymen rather than getting them unceremoniously tossed to the side of the road.

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    Florida Doctor Accused of Raping Patients During Operations Found Dead in a Ditch with a Gunshot Wound to His Head

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    A cosmetic doctor in Naples, Florida, was found dead in a ditch with a gunshot to his head after he was accused of raping patients while they were sedated during medical treatments.

    54-year-old Eric Andrew Salata was accused by two of his patients of rape while they were under sedation at his medical office.

    The Naples Police Department arrested the board-certified doctor at Pura Vida medical spa on November 21.

    Salata was out on bond for about a week when the police were called on Monday for a welfare check because his ankle monitor had not moved for over eight hours.

    Police said they found him in a ditch near his home — dead from a gunshot wound to his head and a pistol resting next to his leg. They also found that he had left two notes at his home.

    One victim told police that she had been given nitrous oxide by Salata for a cosmetic medical procedure, but when she regained consciousness, she was shocked to discover the doctor having sexual intercourse with her. She contacted police and underwent a sexual assault examination.

    Another victim contacted police and gave them a similar account. She also underwent a sexual assault examination.

    The first victim was 51 years old while the other was 73 years old. Police also believe that Salata gave one victim tequila during the procedure.

    A third victim came forward to police after he was arrested over the first two alleged incidents.

    Salata was charged with two counts of sexual battery to a physically helpless person.

    The medical spa was co-owned by Salata and his wife. The social media and web pages for the business have been scrubbed from the internet.

    Here’s a local news report about the incident:

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    California Reparations: $223,000 Checks for Every Slave Descendant

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    A reparations committee in California has suggested that descendants of slaves in the state could be compensated $223,200 each for ‘housing discrimination’.

    The nine-member Reparations Task Force was formed by California Governor Gavin Newsom as part of the country’s largest ever effort to address reparations for slavery.

    A focus of the California task force has been ‘housing discrimination’ – it has been estimated that it would cost around $569billion to compensate the 2.5 million Black Californians for setbacks between 1933 and 1977, according to the New York Times.

    That is more than California’s $512.8billion expenditure in 2021 – which included funding for schools, hospitals, universities, highways, policing and corrections.

    However, discussions are still underway, and the panel is continuing to consider how payments should be made – some suggested tuition and housing grants while others proposed cash.

    The task force has also identified four other causes for reparations: Mass incarceration, unjust property seizures, devaluation of Black businesses and health care.

    It has until June 2023 to submit its final recommendations to the Legislature.

    Their estimations came after the task force hosted meetings across the state to meet with members of Black communities to better understand the economic impact of slavery.

    ‘We are looking at reparations on a scale that is the largest since Reconstruction,’ task force member Jovan Scott Lewis, a professor at Berkeley, told the Times.

    One example of housing discrimination the task force has considered is Russell City, a city that once existed near the San Francisco shoreline and provided refuge to Black families fleeing violence in the Deep South.

    The task force was told by people that lived in Russell City, which has since been bulldozed, that the area was replaced with an industrial park and residents were expelled.

    One former resident, Monique Henderson-Ford, told the Times she was paid out $2,200 for her home – less than a third of what she bought it for.

    ‘Imagine if the houses were still here,’ she said. ‘We would all be sitting on a fortune.’

    The median wealth of Black households in the US is $24,100, compared with $188,200 for white households, according to the most recent Federal Reserve Board Survey of Consumer Finances, the Times reported.

    After a task force meeting in September, Newsom vetoed a bill that would have extended its life.

    The bill, which was introduced by Assembly and task force member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, would have allowed them to deliberate for an extra year until 2024.

    Jones-Sawyer hoped that it would provide time to hear more testimony, but some disliked the idea.

    ‘[The bill which would extend] is a betrayal of Black Americans,’ said Tiffany Quarles, a member of the audience during one hearing, CalMatters reported. ‘We’ve been waiting for 400 years. We do not need an extension.’

    The task force met at the California Science Center in South Los Angeles in September.

    In that meeting it spoke about the time frame across which harms should be considered, and whether payments should be made exclusively to Californians.

    It also said that it had been consulting with historians on how reparations had been paid in previous circumstances, such as after World War II.

    Its next meetings, according to its government website, are scheduled for mid-December.

    Earlier this year the task force put together a 500-page document outlining why African Americans that are descendants of 19th century slaves were due ‘comprehensive reparations’.

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    ‘Not a Red Wave’: DeSantis Explains Disappointing GOP Performance in Midterms

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    During a press conference that Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis had on Thursday in Key Biscayne, he not only addressed state issues but also commented on the results of the midterm elections and the overall state of the Republican Party throughout the nation. DeSantis noted that Republicans need to be producing positive results if they want to get votes.

    The press conference was held at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park as DeSantis announced an environmental protection investment for the Bay of Biscayne, WTVJ reported.

    But as the governor took questions from reporters and spoke about other state-related issues, he was also asked about his thoughts on national politics, particularly regarding the Republican Party.

    “You certainly have your pulse on national politics and given the rumors that are swirling, I’m curious, what is your take on Mr. Trump being back in the news every day? … You enjoy a healthy Republican Party in Florida, but nationally, the Republican Party is divided. So can you elaborate for us on those two specific items? National Republican politics and your take on Mr. Trump being on the news every day… he is your resident, by the way,” a reporter asked.

    DeSantis quickly passed over the question of former President Donald Trump, simply noting that even though Trump is indeed a Florida resident, “I’ve also got 22 million others and I got to look out for everybody.”

    But moving on to the bigger question about the Republican Party, DeSantis reflected on the midterm elections.

    He noted that in Florida the Republicans knew they were going to fare well in the midterms. But once the elections got underway, there was also a quick recognition that the rest of the country was a different story.

    The governor said that after his own race had been called and he made his victory speech, some notified him that nationally, “This is not a red wave.”

    “Florida is a big win. But the rest of the country we are not seeing really good performance from a lot of these Republicans,” DeSantis said he was told when he expressed disbelief that his staff wasn’t calling the 2022 midterms a “red wave.”

    DeSantis noted that many Republicans had assumed the party was going to flip Congress and get about 245 Republican House members.

    “We’re at 222, it looks like, which is a huge underperformance,” DeSantis noted.

    “The question is, ‘Why did that happen?’ Because the way these midterms work, someone gets elected to the White House, and then there’s a reaction the other way. That’s what happens almost every two years. And especially when people are pessimistic about the direction of the country, have a negative view on Biden, usually, those voters are going to want to vote for people that are offering an alternative,” DeSantis said.

    “And yet some of those voters, throughout the country, not in Florida … even though they disapproved of Biden, even though they disapproved of the direction of the country, they still didn’t want to vote some of our candidates,” DeSantis explained.

    The Florida governor noted that it was important to look at Florida in light of the disappointing midterms for Republicans since Florida was able to carry out a “red wave.”

    “So I don’t think it’s a question, necessarily, of being divided as a party, I think it’s like, ‘Ok, how do you run and win majorities?’ And I think what we’ve done in Florida is we’ve shown that we’ve exercised leadership, we’ve not kowtowed, we’ve been willing to take on big interests,” DeSantis noted.

    “But producing results and then that ends up attracting more people to want to be on your team. And so that was not something that was happening throughout the rest of the country. But I think that we really showed, I think, how it’s done in the state of Florida and if you look about how we performed … No governor, Republican, has ever gotten a higher percentage of the vote in Florida history than we got in 2022,” DeSantis added.

    But looking to the future of the Republican Party, DeSantis did not make any comments during the press conference about the possibility of him running a presidential campaign in 2024.

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    Kayleigh McEnany Reveals Son’s Name as She and Husband Welcome Him to the World

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    Fox News “Outnumbered” co-host Kayleigh McEnany announced the birth of her and her husband Sean Gilmartin’s second child on Thursday.

    “[Sean] & I are thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Nash! What a truly joyful time. God has blessed us immensely!” she tweeted.

    Gilmartin is an 11-year veteran Major League Baseball pitcher, who played most recently for the Tampa Bay Rays.

    The couple’s first child, daughter Blake, was born in 2019.

    “Outnumbered” co-host Emily Compagno celebrated the news of McEnany’s new baby boy.

    “We are sending all of our love and well wishes and prayers and support to the now family of four,” she said.

    “Baby Nash was born on Tuesday, Mom and Dad are both doing great and Nash is already a hit with his big sister Blake,” Compagno added.

    Compagno recalled McEnany saying that Blake was looking forward to Nash’s birth the most in their family, so she could be a big sister.

    “The first thing that came to my mind was James 1:17, ‘Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.’ None more so than that sweet baby boy Nash,” Compagno said, quoting from the Bible.

    Co-host Carley Shimkus pointed out that both Blake and Nash hit the “genetic lottery” with their parents, saying that McEnany is beautiful and smart and Gilmartin is handsome and a professional baseball player.

    “These kids are going to take over the world,” she said.

    Prior to joining Fox News in March 2021, McEnany was White House press secretary for President Donald Trump.

    At 31, she was one of the youngest ever to serve, but nonetheless was well prepared for the role.

    By that point in her life, she had interned in the White House press office when Dana Perino was press secretary for then-President George W. Bush.

    That opportunity was followed by stints as a producer for the Fox News program “Hannity & Colmes” and “The Mike Huckabee Show” on radio. In the latter gig, she crossed paths with Huckabee’s daughter, future White House press secretary and now Arkansas Governor-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

    Add to those experiences the Floridian’s education background, which includes a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.

    While enrolled in Georgetown, McEnany spent a year abroad studying at Oxford University which, she recounted in her book, “For Such as Time as This,” proved a valuable training ground for future White House press briefings.

    At the school, students were required to write one or two 10-page papers a week and defend them in one-on-one “tutorials.” She recounted that during these sessions, a “highly credentialed and well-studied academic” would grill the students as they read their papers, challenging the ideas presented all along the way.

    “The tutorial far eclipsed the press briefing in terms of difficulty. Preparing for these tense encounters certainly shaped the way I prepared before I went to the podium,” McEnany wrote.

    She told The Western Journal last December she saw part of her role as press secretary was to counter those false media narratives about then-President Trump while staying true to her Christian faith.

    “But that doesn’t mean we don’t have to be tough and have accountability and be able to fight back,” McEnany said, “not with literal fighting, but fight back with facts and substance and footnotes and have accountability.”

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    WATCH: Apple CEO Hides Behind Staffers as He’s Grilled for Enabling Communist China’s Human Rights Abuses

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook hid behind staffers Tuesday to avoid answering questions from a reporter who grilled him on Apple enabling the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses.

    Cook hid from Fox News reporter Hillary Vaughn as he was leaving a meeting with U.S. lawmakers in the nation’s capital.

    “Do you support the Chinese people’s right to protest?” Vaughn asked.

    Cook did not respond.

    “Do you have any reaction to the factory workers that were beaten and detained for protesting COVID lockdowns?” Vaughn asked.

    Cook did not respond.

    “Do you regret restricting airdrop access that protesters used to evade surveillance from the Chinese government?” Vaughn asked.

    Cook did not respond.

    “Do you think it’s problematic to do business with the Communist Chinese Party when they suppress human rights?” Vaughn asked.

    Cook did not respond.

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    Protests intensified over the weekend in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan. According to media reports, a demonstration in Shanghai eventually devolved into chaos, with police clashing with protesters and deploying pepper spray. The protests emerged as a response to the “zero COVID” policies imposed by the Chinese Communist Party government since the beginning of the pandemic.

    The protests reportedly began on Thursday after ten people were killed in a fire at a residential high-rise building in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Videos of the incident posted on social media spawned accusations that lockdowns contributed to the deaths, The New York Times and Reuters reported. Residents of the city have been locked down and prevented from leaving their homes for as long as 100 days at a time, Reuters added.

    According to the Associated Press and Reuters, protesters gathered at Wulumuqi Road in Shanghai on Saturday, which is named after Urumqi, to hold a candlelight vigil in memory of the victims of the fire. Around 100 police officers stood by to reportedly keep demonstrators from gathering.

    At some point during the night, police deployed pepper spray into a crowd of about 300 protesters. A witness told the AP that one of his friends was beaten, and two others were pepper sprayed. He added that police stepped on his feet while he tried to prevent them from taking his friend away; he also lost his shoes in the chaos and was left barefoot.

    Outside Shanghai, major cities and college campuses were also the scenes of major protests. Reuters reported that demonstrations broke out in the cities of Wuhan, Chengdu, Lanzhou, and Beijing on Sunday. Protests in Wuhan reportedly turned violent, with demonstrators smashing through metal barricades, overturning testing tents, and demanding an end to lockdowns. The New York Times reported another protest in the city of Korla in northern Xinjiang.

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