Noem: Media used fear 'to push an agenda' during COVID pandemic

McCaul: 'It's easier to get into the US illegally than it is to get into the US Capitol'

McCaul: Biden border policy putting border crossers’ lives at risk

Rep. Mike McCaul, former chair of Homeland Security committee, slams Biden over border crisis, on ‘The Story’

House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking member Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, sounded off on Tuesday on the burgeoning illegal immigration crisis at the southern border on “The Story”:

In fact, the secretary of homeland security said ‘don’t come now, but you can come’. This is the wrong statement; wrong message to be sending. You know, I was a federal prosecutor down there in Texas. I know the border. I chaired homeland [security]. I’ve been down there [at the border] more than any other member. I’ve seen this movie before. 

It’s all about deterrence. When the green light is on and the messaging is if you come you can stay, they’re going to come. The traffickers know this. They’re very smart and very advanced. 

Former Olympic skater John Zimmerman suspended following accusation of sex abuse cover-up

John Zimmerman, a 2002 Olympian and member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, has been suspended for two years by the U.S. Center for SafeSport after being accused of failing to report and covering up the alleged 2017 sexual abuse of a 13-year-old female skater he coached, and allegedly shaming and threatening the girl after he found out about the incident.

The suspension, which was announced on the SafeSport website Tuesday evening, is subject to appeal. SafeSport, which described the offense as "abuse of process, emotional misconduct, failure to report," did not disclose the length of the suspension, but a person with knowledge of the investigation told USA TODAY Sports that Zimmerman received a two-year suspension plus one year of probation.

The person requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Zimmerman is prohibited from participation in any capacity in any program, activity, event or competition sponsored by, organized by or under the auspices of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the national governing body for the sport (U.S. Figure Skating in this case), or at a facility under the jurisdiction of the USOPC or USFS.

H&R Block Inc. Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Below are the earnings highlights for H&R Block Inc. (HRB):

-Earnings: -$232 million in Q3 vs. -$128 million in the same period last year.
-EPS: -$1.27 in Q3 vs. -$0.66 in the same period last year.
-Excluding items, H&R Block Inc. reported adjusted earnings of -$214.53 million or -$1.17 per share for the period.
-Analysts projected -$1.29 per share
-Revenue: $308 million in Q3 vs. $519 million in the same period last year.

Shalanda Young a 'very serious candidate' for OMB chief: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Shalanda Young, who was tapped by the Biden Administration to serve as deputy chief of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is now a “very serious candidate” to head the office, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said on Tuesday.

“She is certainly a very serious candidate for the lead position at OMB … She is definitely under consideration for the top post,” Klain said in an interview with Punchbowl News, after the White House pulled its nomination of Neera Tanden earlier this month.

Defense secretary extends National Guard mission at US Capitol through May

The defense secretary has extended the National Guard’s security mission at the U.S. Capitol through May 23.

The mission to help secure the Capitol was supposed to end on Friday.

Now 2,300 Guardsmen will continue to work with the Capitol Police and during this extended period will work to reduce the National Guard footprint at the Capitol, according to a statement from the Department of Defense. This represents a reduction of nearly 50% of the current support force

This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Noem: Media used fear 'to push an agenda' during COVID pandemic

Gov. Kristi Noem: The media used fear to push an agenda

South Dakota governor says a good leader knows ‘the buck stops with them’ on ‘Fox News Primetime’

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem joined “Fox News Primetime” to discuss how her state handled schools during the pandemic and slammed the media for using fear to control the lives of the American people.

We just consistently focused on what we knew about the virus, the science of it, the fact that our kids needed to be in school to learn. When kids weren’t in school, we saw that they were only achieving about 70 percent of normal In reading, only about 50 percent of normal in math. That that was going to be detrimental to them long-term. And their risk to the virus was much lower than it would be for older individuals who had health conditions.

Evaluating all of that, free of fear, free of emotion, helped us to make the best decision for our kids. Trey, that is what shocked me the most was how the media would use fear to push an agenda during this pandemic. They used it to control people and that is what has been a great disservice to the public.