Is This Why Jim Acosta Went to CPAC?; WATCH: Crowd Surrounds Acosta, Starts Chanting ‘CNN Sucks!’

By Townhall. Just because the 2020 election is over doesn’t mean we can’t beat up on CNN’s Jim Acosta. Of course, he’s at CPAC and he got the reception he deserved. In a video, Acosta was doing an interview when Dave Marcus, a writer for The Federalist, started to ask him why his network wasn’t covering the recent sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. . .

Acosta was also subjected to the ‘CNN sucks’ chant which never gets old, but Sister Toldjah at our sister site, RedState, noted that Acosta’s reaction to this drumming was probably why he went to CPAC. It was so he could tweet this:

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CPAC Crowd Surrounds Jim Acosta, Starts Chanting ‘CNN Sucks!’

By Daily Caller. CNN’s Jim Acosta arrived at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday and was quickly surrounded and heckled by attendees. . .

Bloomberg News’ William Turton tweeted about the scene on Friday and noted that Acosta was loudly heckled by the crowd as he walked through the building.

“CNN sucks! CNN sucks! CNN sucks!” the crowd repeatedly chanted as Acosta slowly made his way through.

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FDA Experts Recommend Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Vaccine

A panel of vaccine experts has voted unanimously to recommend authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, setting it up for the Food and Drug Administration to allow its release within hours.

The vaccine, developed by Johnson & Johnson-owned Janssen Pharmaceuticals, takes a single shot to provide the full measure of protection from illness due to COVID-19. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines already in use in the United States require two shots spaced out by three weeks and four weeks, respectively. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is also much easier to store and transport than other vaccines because it doesn’t require ultracold temperatures to keep it viable for up to three months.

While the FDA does not have to act on the panel’s recommendation, it often does. The consensus among experts on Friday indicates that the vaccine will likely be granted an emergency use authorization from the FDA on Saturday, just as the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were authorized hours after the panel ended its all-day deliberations. (Read more from “FDA Experts Recommend Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Vaccine” HERE)

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Judge Rules Arizona’s Maricopa County Must Turn Over 2.1 Million November Election Ballots to Senate

A judge on Friday ruled that Maricopa County must provide some 2.1 million ballots from the Nov. 3 election to the Arizona state Senate and allow access to its election equipment to conduct an audit.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason ruled that subpoenas issued by Arizona’s state Senate are valid and should be enforced, and he disputed arguments from Maricopa County officials saying the subpoenas are unlawful. The county previously stated that multiple audits have been sufficient and said ballots should be sealed.

“The Court finds that the subpoenas are legal and enforceable,” Thomason wrote (pdf) in his ruling. “There is no question that the Senators have the power to issue legislative subpoenas. The subpoenas comply with the statutory requirements for legislative subpoenas. The Senate also has broad constitutional power to oversee elections.”

He argued that the “Arizona legislature clearly has the power to investigate and examine election reform matters,” adding that senators can “subpoena material as part of an inquiry into election reform measures.” (Read more from “Judge Rules Arizona’s Maricopa County Must Turn Over 2.1 Million November Election Ballots to Senate” HERE)

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Intel Finds Saudi Crown Prince Approved Murder of U.S. Reporter; Biden Spares Prince

A U.S. intelligence report released Friday determined that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signed off on the operation that led to the killing and dismemberment of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

In response, the Biden administration has issued sanctions on several individuals linked to the murder, but the prince himself will be spared any punishment over fears that holding him accountable might threaten the relationship between the two allied nations. . .

The Washington Post reported that the intelligence document states, in part:

“We assess that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey to capture or kill [Khashoggi]. Since 2017, the Crown Prince has had absolute control of the Kingdom’s security and intelligence organizations, making it highly unlikely that Saudi officials would have carried out an operation of this nature without the Crown Prince’s authorization.”

Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement reacting to the report and vowing “accountability for the murder” of Khashoggi. In the press release, Blinken announced a new “Khashoggi Ban,” which allows the State Department to impose visa restrictions against individuals believed to be involved in the type of “extraterritorial counter-dissident activities” such as what happened to The Post columnist. (Read more from “Intel Finds Saudi Crown Prince Approved Murder of U.S. Reporter; Biden Spares Prince” HERE)

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Public Schools Cancel Advanced Classes for High Performing Students Because of ‘Racism’

Boston Public Schools officials said that a program with advanced learning classes would be cancelled over concerns that the classes served disproportionate racial groups.

The program known as Advanced Work Classes was intended to serve high-performing students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade. Students are encouraged to study their subjects in a deeper and non-traditional manner.

School officials became concerned when a report showed that the program was disproportionately serving white students, and underserving black and Hispanic students.

The district analysis found that more than 70% of the students in the program were white or Asian, while nearly 80% of the students in the district are Hispanic or black.

“This is just not acceptable,” said School Committee member Lorna Rivera in a school meeting in January. “I’ve never heard these statistics before, and I’m very very disturbed by them.” (Read more from “Public Schools Cancel Advanced Classes for High Performing Students Because of ‘Racism'” HERE)

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WATCH: Woman Uses Her Own Underwear as Mask After Nearly Being Kicked Out of Store

Don’t get caught with your pants down — unless, of course, you need a face mask in a jiffy.

A woman in South Africa avoided getting thrown out of a Pick n Pay supermarket by using her panties as a mask.

Smartphone camera footage obtained by Newsflash caught the bizarre interaction in which the store guard asked the maskless woman, who was waiting with her cart of groceries in the checkout line, to put on a face mask or leave the store.

Having no mask handy, the resourceful renegade objects before pausing, presumably the moment a lightbulb went off in her head.

In the next moment, the cheeky customer can be seen reaching up beneath her paisley-printed skirt, then pulling her black thong underwear down her legs and up to her face, where she placed it in such a way as to cover her nose and mouth.

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Senator Claims Cuomo ‘Offered to Replace Staff Meetings With Strip Poker’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo came under attack Friday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference — where a Republican member of Congress mocked him over sexual harassment allegations and ripped his handling of nursing homes amid the coronavirus crisis.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) said that “the fake news media and their allies in Silicon Valley made Gov. Cuomo out to be some iconic cross between King David and Tom Brady.” . . .

Gaetz then brought up the sexual harassment scandal sparked earlier this week by ex-Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan, saying, “According to former aides, Gov. Cuomo was offering to replace staff meetings with strip poker.”

“Meanwhile, they were stripping granny out of the COVID ward at the hospital and tossing her in the nursing home [for] just enough time to infect everybody and then go back to the hospital so the deaths could be recategorized for politics,” he said.

Those comments referenced a since-rescinded, March 25 directive for nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients transferred from hospitals and a report by state Attorney General Letitia James that found the state Health Department “vastly undercounted” nursing home deaths by not including residents who died in hospitals. (Read more from “Senator Claims Cuomo ‘Offered to Replace Staff Meetings With Strip Poker’” HERE)

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GOP Senator: Big Tech ‘Aiding and Abetting’ China’s Push for ‘Global Dominance’

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday that big tech is “aiding and abetting” China’s mission for “global dominance.”

“China and big tech, they have a cozy relationship,” Blackburn said. “And they have been allowing the Chinese Communist Party to spew all of their information. I can’t find anywhere they’ve been censored or blocked or banned.”

“Big tech is aiding and abetting the Chinese Communist Party in their push for global dominance, and we are going to have to stand against it,” she added. . .

“This is what we will tell big tech: ‘you cannot track, follow, listen, data mine, or share your information, your information with a third party without getting your explicit consent,’” she said. “It is your privacy.” (Read more from “GOP Senator: Big Tech ‘Aiding and Abetting’ China’s Push for ‘Global Dominance’” HERE)

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Leaked Report: Border Officials Project 13,000 Unaccompanied Child Migrants in May

A Customs and Border Protection staffer told top administration officials Thursday the agency is projecting a peak of 13,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border in May, sources directly familiar with the discussion told Axios.

That projection would exceed the height of the 2019 crisis, which led to the infamous “kids-in-cages” disaster. It also underscores a rapidly escalating crisis for the Biden administration. . .

The administration is already preparing to quickly expand its network of migrant-child shelters, which have had their capacity sharply reduced because of coronavirus protocols. . .

HHS, which oversees the child shelter network, is talking with the Pentagon about finding additional overflow sites, which often resemble big tents. Military bases were used during the 2014 and 2019 crises as additional temporary facilities. (Read more from “Leaked Report: Border Officials Project 13,000 Unaccompanied Child Migrants in May” HERE)

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Ted Cruz Jokes About Cancun Trip at CPAC

Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday joked about his controversial trip to Cancun and bellowed “Freedom!” in a homage to “Braveheart” during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The Texas Republican’s speech began with a joke about his travel to Mexico last week after his constituents lost heat and electricity due to frigid temperatures impacting energy production.

“God bless CPAC,” the Texas senator began, “I’ve gotta say, Orlando is awesome. It’s not as nice as Cancun, but it’s nice.”

The remark was met with laughs and gasps from the crowd.

The CPAC event, which was moved from Washington, DC, to Orlando, Fla., due to coronavirus restrictions, kicked off Friday morning with remarks from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. (Read more from “Ted Cruz Jokes About Cancun Trip at CPAC” HERE)

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