Russian ex-spy Maria Butina mocks Brittney Griner swap

Russian ex-spy Maria Butina mocks Brittney Griner swap

Maria Butina, the gun-loving, Russian ex-spy-turned-politician, couldn’t contain her glee Thursday over the White House deal to swap notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for WNBA star Brittney Griner. “The fact that Russia pushed through the exchange of Bout, whom America fundamentally did not want to give away for many years, right now means that, … Read more

Brittney Griner free but critics say Viktor Bout too high a price

Brittney Griner free but critics say Viktor Bout too high a price

WNBA star Brittney Griner was freed by Russia on Thursday in exchange for an infamous arms dealer who schemed to kill US pilots in Colombia — sparking outrage from critics who blasted the deal and called it a “surrender” by President Biden. The 6-foot-9 basketball player — missing her iconic dreadlocks following nearly 10 months … Read more

Suppression of right-wing users exposed in latest ‘Twitter Files’

Suppression of right-wing users exposed in latest 'Twitter Files'

Independent journalist Bari Weiss revealed on Thursday how Twitter used blacklists to limit the visibility of tweets coming from conservative users in the latest disclosure of the social media giant’s internal operations.  Right-wing talk show host Dan Bongino, Stanford University’s anti-COVID lockdown advocate Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and conservative activist Charlie Kirk were among the users … Read more

Mob of over 700 migrants caught crossing US border into Texas

Mob of over 700 migrants caught crossing US border into Texas

A massive mob of 704 migrants — including unaccompanied children — crossed over the southern border into Texas Thursday morning, US Border Patrol said. The group flooded over the Rio Grande River illegally, making their way into a ranch near Eagle Pass just after 3 a.m., according to the agency. Border Patrol took 535 Cubans, … Read more

NYC man suffered gash to face in caught-on-camera bat beating

NYC man suffered gash to face in caught-on-camera bat beating

A Manhattan homeless man whacked in the back of the head by a baseball bat-wielding attacker suffered a cut to his face and bleeding from the head, according to court documents. The gruesome injuries were revealed at the arraignment of suspect Karim Azizi, 36, who was charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a … Read more

DeSantis ahead of Trump by 5 points in 2024 GOP primary poll

DeSantis ahead of Trump by 5 points in 2024 GOP primary poll

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has a clear lead over former President Donald Trump in the event of a two-man race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, according to a new survey.  The Yahoo News/YouGov poll released Thursday found that 47% of registered Republican or Republican-leaning independent voters say they would vote for DeSantis, 44, … Read more