Nick Visser

Former EPA Chief Had Security Drive Into Oncoming Traffic To

Scott Pruitt, a former head of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Trump administration, regularly asked his federal security detail to speed and use sirens and emergency lights because he was running late to meetings, according to a federal report released Thursday. In one 2017 instance, a special agent drove Pruitt with the vehicle’s lights and sirens on through oncoming traffic. The administrator was running late for an agency meeting and needed to pick up his dry cleaning.Advertisement “Can you guys use that magic button to get us through traffic?” Pruitt said during another instance, according to an account Read More

Abbott Drops In-Person Appearance At NRA Convention, Will Still Speak

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) canceled an in-person appearance at the National Rifle Association convention in Houston on Friday and will instead travel to Uvalde, Texas to speak after the deadly massacre at an elementary school that left 21 people dead.Abbott will hold a press conference just three days after an 18-year-old gunman stormed into Robb Elementary School and killed 19 young children and two teachers. A spokesman told The Dallas Morning News the governor would speak about the “state’s ongoing efforts to support the Uvalde community.”Advertisement Abbott will still provide a pre-recorded video to the conference, and the Read More

Why The ‘Explosive’ COVID-19 Outbreak In North Korea Is So

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wears a face mask on state television during a meeting Thursday in Pyongyang acknowledging the country's first case of COVID-19.Associated PressNorth Korea declared a “maximum emergency” on Thursday after officials announced the country’s first outbreak of COVID-19, a bleak moment for the reclusive nation as most of its citizens remain unvaccinated against the virus. Just a day later, North Korea said a new fever had spread “explosively” across the nation, infecting at least 350,000 people since April and causing at least six deaths, including one confirmed to be linked to the coronavirus. Read More