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National School Boards Association fallout continues as half of US states push back against organization

National School Boards Association fallout continues as half of US states push back against organization

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More than half of U.S. state school boards have pushed back against the National School Boards Association (NSBA) after the organization sent a letter to the White House suggesting parents might be engaging in domestic terrorism.More specifically, 10 state school boards have issued statements disagreeing with the letter, and 17 more state school boards have either voted to withdraw their memberships, participation and/or dues from the NSBA, with Georgia, Florida and Alabama being the most recent examples, according to a list from Parents Defending Education (PDE), a parent advocacy nonprofit.”Labeling parents as domestic terrorists isn’t a great strategy when it comes to your organization, whether you’re a school board or any other type of organization,” Corey DeAngelis, national director of research at school choice organization School Choice Now, told Fox News of the movement against the NSBA.NSBA’s Sept. 29 letter sparked backlash from lawmakers, parents and educational leaders as it appeared to prompt a Justice Department (DOJ) memo about a nationwide investigation into intimidation against school boards.NSBA COORDINATED WITH WHITE HOUSE, DOJ BEFORE SENDING NOTORIOUS ‘DOMESTIC TERRORISTS’ LETTER: EMAILSInternal emails obtained by PDE in November show multiple state-level officials expressing dismay over the now-infamous letter’s content and the purported process for reviewing it. Emails also confirm that the NSBA was in communication with the White House “for weeks” prior to DOJ’s memo.Since then, 27 states have issued statements disagreeing with the nonprofit education organization’s letter, and 17 have withdrawn their memberships or dues, according to PDE.
Joseph G. Allen feels masks work, but aren’t necessary for kids. 

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, here's what happens

If Roe v. Wade is overturned, here's what happens

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The Supreme Court may deliver a dramatic change to abortion jurisprudence in Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — potentially allowing states to radically change access to the procedure.While it’s difficult to predict outcomes, observers have suggested the court’s conservative majority will strike down decades of precedent following Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that limited government restrictions on abortion. In doing so, it could allow state legislatures to pass laws banning abortions prior to fetal viability.
People gather at an anti-abortion rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Jan. 6 Committee subpoena for private phone records requests swath of data, from call logs to IP addresses

Jan. 6 Committee subpoena for private phone records requests swath of data, from call logs to IP addresses

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EXCLUSIVE – Fox News obtained a redacted copy of a notice AT&T sent to a private citizen customer after the company received a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 Committee for that individual’s phone records. “The AT&T Global Legal Demand Center responds to subpoenas addressed to AT&T companies,” the document, which includes a copy of the subpoena, says. “We have received the enclosed congressional subpoena directing AT&T to disclose information about you, your account or one or more phone numbers associated with you.””As a courtesy, we are sending this notice to your address on file to enable you to contest the subpoena if you wish to do so,” the notice continues. It adds that the company will respond to the subpoena by Dec. 16 unless the customer takes legal action to fight the subpoena. Personal details about the recipient of the subject, including the phone number being subpoenaed, are redacted from the document obtained by Fox News. The subpoena is a broad request for electronic records associated with a specific phone number. 
Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)This includes all the authorized users on a certain account, email addresses associated with it, the length of service with the company, every phone number on an account, electronic serial numbers, the “[a]ctivation and termination date of each device associated with the account,” “[a]ny and all number and/or account number changes” and “[o]ther subscriber numbers or identities,” including temporary IP addresses. HOUSE JAN. 6 COMMITTEE SUBPOENAING PHONE RECORDS OF PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS, REP. BANKS SAYSMost notably, the subpoena includes a demand for “all call, message, (SMS & MMS), Internet Protocol (‘IP’), and data-connection detail records associated with the phone numbers, including all phone numbers, IP addresses or devices that communicated with the phone number via delivered and undelivered inbound, outbound, and routed calls, messages, voicemails and data connections.” A GOP source told Fox News this week that subpoenas were sent not just to AT&T but also to T-Mobile and Verizon. None of those companies directly replied to requests for comment. But the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) reached out to Fox News with a statement.”While CTIA is not privy to the specifics of any request, wireless carriers are compelled to comply with valid subpoenas and do so every day,” the CTIA said. The subpoena is signed by Jan. 6 Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. The committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News. Neither did a spokesperson for Ranking Member Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. The subpoenas follow preservation orders the committee issued to telecom companies in August for a swath of data pertaining to many individuals. It isn’t clear exactly whose records are being subpoenaed by the committee now, but a GOP aide knowledgeable about the subpoenas said the committee hasn’t issued any for phone records of members of Congress yet. 
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican from Illinois, speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C. Sept. 16, 2020. (Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Gov. Kay Ivey warns Biden, OSHA vaccine mandate could create 'economic damage' in Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey warns Biden, OSHA vaccine mandate could create 'economic damage' in Alabama

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has penned a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, warning that President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for companies with more than 100 employees will have a negative impact on the Yellowhammer State’s economy.In the letter, which was sent to Assistant Secretary of Labor Douglas Parker on Friday, Ivey urged OSHA to not adopt its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) as a “final standard or rule” as she claims the ETS is “misguided” and that any standard based off of it would be a “mistake.”BIDEN HIT WITH STRING OF LEGAL LOSSES ON VACCINE MANDATE, AS DOJ VOWS TO ‘VIGOROUSLY DEFEND’ IT IN COURT
Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks to Fox News about Big Tech and her opposition to President Joe Biden’s proposed coronavirus vaccine mandates.
(Brandon Gillespie)While voicing her opposition to the vaccine mandate, which is facing numerous court battles, Ivey urged OSHA to discontinue the mandate “sooner, rather than later” as it increases “vaccine skepticism in Alabama” and continues to “disrupt the State’s economy.”She also stated she believes a final standard based on the ETS could be “harmful to businesses in Alabama” as “significant percentages of Alabama’s workforce have not received at least one dose” of the vaccine.”Given all the efforts to educate and persuade Alabamians of the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness, I can only conclude that many Alabamians have profound – and sincere – medical, religious, or other reasons not to take it,” Ivey wrote. “I believe that enforcement of the ETS may lead many Alabamians to quit their jobs and leave the workforce – in the middle of a substantial labor shortage, no less – or to seek work at businesses not covered by the mandate.”
A pharmacist prepares a syringe of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Queen Anne Healthcare. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

CENTCOM confirms drone strike targeted Al-Qaeda leader in Syria

CENTCOM confirms drone strike targeted Al-Qaeda leader in Syria

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The United States military conducted a drone strike in Syria targeting a senior al-Qaeda leader and planner, a CENTCOM spokesperson says.”U.S. forces conducted a kinetic strike near Idlib, Syria, December 3, targeting a senior al-Qaeda leader and planner,” CENTCOM spokesperson Captain Bill Urban told Fox News Digital in a statement. “The strike was conducted using a precision strike method from MQ-9 aircraft.”
Syria’s Bashar Assad
(AP)AUSTIN ORDERS INVESTIGATION OF SYRIA AIRSTRIKE THAT KILLED CIVILIANSUrban added that an “initial review of this strike indicates the potential for possible civilian casualties.””We abhor the loss of innocent life and take all possible measures to prevent them. The possibility of a civilian casualty was immediately self-reported to U.S. Central Command. We are initiating a full investigation of the allegations and will release the results when appropriate,” Urban added.US MILITARY WAS TIPPED OFF ABOUT IRAN-BACKED ATTACK ON TROOPS IN SYRIA, SAVING LIVES
File photo – Airman 1st Class Andrew Frano, an MQ-9 Crew Chief, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 19, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

New 'dark money' financial disclosures expose the political outlook and power of teacher unions

New 'dark money' financial disclosures expose the political outlook and power of teacher unions

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New financial disclosures further expose the political power of the nation’s two largest teachers unions. Between 2020 and 2021, the National Education Association provided more than $8 million dollars to liberal, dark money groups such as the State Innovation Exchange, Strategic Victory Fund, and State Engagement Fund. The latter received over $6.5 million and exists under the umbrella of the Democracy Alliance, which was described by Politico in 2014 as, “The Left’s Secret Club.”AMERICA’S LARGEST TEACHERS’ UNION TO VOTE ON MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATIONS, MASKS AND TESTING FOR STUDENTSIn 2020, while parents were plagued by school closures and Congress carved out its Coronavirus Relief Package, the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers increased their contributions to Democrats and liberal groups totaling more than $65 million. 
President Joe Biden speaks with National Education Association President Becky Pringle at the NEA’s annual meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Friday, July 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Dr. Siegel 'confident' Biden's in good health

Dr. Siegel 'confident' Biden's in good health

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Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel said he was “confident” that President Biden is in good health, despite recent concerns about the president’s raspy voice.”I think that frequent testing of the president is a very good idea,” Siegel told Fox News, adding he would hope the president was tested regularly following signs of upper respiratory congestion.  BIDEN EXPLAINS COUGHING, HOARSE VOICE, SAYS GRANDSON GAVE HIM A COLD

(Fox news)The president’s physician, Kevin O’Connor, said in a memo Friday that Biden had been tested for 19 common respiratory pathogens that included influenza and streptococcus.”All of these tests were negative,” O’Connor said, adding that Biden had also been tested for COVID-19 three times this week. “Treatment will include common over-the-counter medications for symptoms.”The president dismissed questions regarding his health during a press event Friday, assuring reporters he caught a cold from his grandson.
President Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant omicron in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Washington as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens. 
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)”What I have is a one-and-a-half-year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop,” Biden said.Siegel said he was assured by the president’s overall health following a routine physical exam last month but noted he would have liked to have seen additional reports on some issues the president’s physician noted. “He had an extensive physical examination done. I was very impressed with the thoroughness of it,” the top doc said.DR. SIEGEL INTERVIEWS CDC DIRECTOR ON OMICRON COVID VARIANTSiegel noted that a couple of issues did arise in the president’s examination, including the discovery of a colon polyp.The Fox News contributor said he believes this is “nothing to worry about” but serves as a good reminder for Americans to get their colonoscopies. Siegel noted the president had a neurological evaluation after his physician found Biden’s gait had altered from the previous evaluation, a caution that the Siegel said is routine. “I’m wondering, from that neurological evaluation, A: was an MRI of the spine or brain done?” Siegel said, noting there could be a correlation between the change in gait and other neurological issues.”And B: nerve conduction EMG?” Siegel asked, referring to an evaluation done to test whether muscles respond correctly to certain nerve signals.If completed, neither test was included in the publicly released report, Siegel said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”The other thing is no sign of any cognitive testing,” he added, noting it might have been a good test to include given that questions that have arisen relating to the president’s cognitive abilities. “I’m confident from this physical that he seems to be in really good health,” Siegel said. “But those things stand out.”