Mary Papenfuss

Baby Formula Manufacturer Apologizes For Shortage

The CEO of one of the Big Three baby formula manufacturers in America has apologized for the critical shortage of the product.Abbott Nutrition CEO Robert Ford blamed the shortage on a shutdown of its Michigan plant in February and a voluntary recall after four babies became sick with bacterial infections after consuming company products.Advertisement An investigation has since found no link between the plant and the illnesses, Ford said. “We’re sorry to every family we’ve let down since our voluntary recall exacerbated our nation’s baby formula shortage,” Ford wrote in a column in The Washington Read More

Marjorie Taylor Greene Can’t Figure Out Why People Are Picking

Extremist GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) wondered in a weekend interview why people are picking on homicidal white supremacists.She said that there are so many other criminals to complain about instead — like undocumented immigrants. She also said people should be talking about the “Asian man” who killed a member of a California church last week, and the “Black man” who drove his car into Wisconsin shoppers last year.Advertisement She added, incongruously, that it “shouldn’t be about race.” Greene made the comments as she attacked Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) for railing last week in the House Read More

Apparently-Ailing Putin Surrounded By Docs, Kremlin In ‘Chaos,’ Says Ex

An apparently ailing Russian President Vladimir Putin is surrounded by doctors, and the Kremlin is increasingly in chaos, former British intelligence official Christopher Steele said in an interview.Steele, who provided the infamous unverified dossier about Donald Trump’s links to Russia suggesting possible Kremlin interference in the 2016 election, said Putin is “constantly accompanied around the place by a team of doctors,” according to sources.Advertisement “Meetings of the security council that are shown to supposedly last for a whole hour are actually broken up into several sections ... he goes out and receives some kind of medical treatment between those Read More

People In Counties That Backed Trump Were Twice As Likely

Americans in counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump in 2020 were 2.26 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than in counties that voted for Joe Biden, according to a new analysis of data.The extra toll in Republican counties is significant, especially given that one million people have now died of COVID-19 in the U.S.Advertisement National Public Radio examined deaths from COVID-19 per 100,000 people in roughly 3,000 counties across the country from May 2021, a time when most Americans could obtain vaccines. Those living in counties that voted 60% or higher for Trump in 2020 had 2.26 times the death rate of counties Read More

Woman Strips On Cannes Red Carpet To Protest Russian Rapes

A woman stripped down to reveal the message "Stop Raping Us" in the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag to protest Russian rapes at the Cannes Film Festival May 20.VALERY HACHE via Getty ImagesA female protester was whisked away by security guards after she stripped on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival Friday to protest Russian rapes in the Ukraine war.The unidentified protester was painted with messages, including one reading: “Stop raping us” in the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. As men in tuxedos and women in gowns streamed by, or watched, Read More

Buffalo Suspect Embraced Racist ‘Replacement’ Conspiracy Pushed By Tucker Carlson

The suspect in the fatal shooting of 10 people at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket Saturday was reportedly haunted in his writing by the “great replacement” conspiracy theory — a viciously racist view of the world that has been touted by Fox News host Tucker Carlson and several other far-right personalities.Payton S. Gendron, who is white, repeatedly returned to the conspiracy in his 180-page online manifesto that white Americans are at risk of being replaced by people of color by immigration, interracial marriage and eventually violence, The New York Times reported Saturday. Almost all of the victims in the mass shooting Read More