Trump Lawyer’s Joke About Mitch McConnell’s Hospitalization Sparks Outrage

Donald Trump’s former attorney Jenna Ellis has faced a backlash on social media for mocking Mitch McConnell after he was hospitalized.

Senate Minority Leader McConnell, 81, suffered a concussion after he tripped and fell at a reception for the Senate Leadership Fund at a Washington, D.C. hotel on Wednesday evening. He was sent to hospital, where he is expected to remain for a few days, according to reports.

While Trump offered his best wishes to his GOP rival, his former lawyer Ellis appeared to be less gracious.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 7, 2023 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump’s lawyer Jenna Ellis has faced a backlash after mocking the fact McConnell was hospitalized after a fall.
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Trump and McConnell have been at odds with one another following the former president’s election fraud claims in 2020. Their feud has widely represented the divide within the GOP between “MAGA” Republicans and traditional conservatives.

Still, he wished McConnell a speedy recovery, according to a Washington Examiner report. “I disagree with almost everything he does, but what I certainly would like him to do, I want him to be well. I want him to be well. Then get back and be strong,” Trump said.

However Ellis appalled many on social media after she tweeted on Thursday a video of a turtle repeatedly falling down the stairs and captioned the clip: “Breaking: Camera footage from last night’s McConnell dinner obtained.”

Legal scholar Laurence Tribe was among those criticizing Ellis, tweeting: “I’m no fan of Senator Mitch McConnell, but Jenna Ellis is beneath contempt to mock McConnell for his unfortunate accident and hospitalization.”

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What it’s like to be a legally blind journalist

I’m severely sight impaired, otherwise referred to as legally blind, I have no sight in my right eye and very limited sight in my left.  

This is due to a congenital condition I have had since birth known as Septo Optic Dysplasia; the condition affects the optic nerves amongst other things. 

I also have something called Nystagmus which makes focusing difficult – which can impact my ability to read long pieces of text. 

The way I describe my sight is that it’s rather like looking through the porthole of a ship which occasionally gets misted over.  

I can’t see very far distances and I only can see what’s in front of me, and what I can see sometimes becomes blurred due to my Nystagmus. 

 Becoming a journalist was always a long-term goal for me ever since my teenage years when I used to write for my school paper.  

Finally, at the age of 28, after being a freelancer and working part time, I was finally able to break into the journalism industry. 

 Personally, I do believe that the shift in working patterns since the pandemic has contributed largely to why people like me have been able to find employment. 

Being disabled can be difficult in terms of getting to and from an office job, and so working in a society that has grown more accustomed to working from home has been an absolute game changer.

In my case, I have a guide dog, but guide dogs can get sick, or it may be snowing, or the weather may be too hot to take her out. 

Aside from that, I also have rather heavy assistive equipment I need to use, as well as an underlying health condition that affects my immune system. 

All these things were huge issues I faced

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Turkey: Dangerous, Dystopian New Legal Amendments

(Istanbul) – Turkey’s parliament passed a swathe of new amendments known as the “censorship law” on October 13, 2022, introducing new abusive criminal speech offenses that further deepens online censorship and restrict access to information, ARTICLE 19 and Human Rights Watch said today .

The timing of the legislation, months before 2023 presidential and parliamentary elections, also raises concerns that the government intends to muzzle online reporting and commentary critical of the Erdogan government in the run up to the elections.

“Taken together, the new legislation represents a draconian new chapter ahead of elections in 2023 by increasing the weapons in the government’s arsenal to enforce censorship and tighten control over social media and independent online news sites,” said Sarah Clarke, Head of Europe and Central Asia at ARTICLE 19, “With severe penalties against tech companies for failure to comply with user data and content take-down requests, the law will force tech companies to be complicit with an almost total censorship regime.”

The new legislation consists of 40 articles amending several laws, including the Internet Law, the Press Law, and the Turkish Penal Code. It makes “disseminating false information” a criminal offense with prison sentences of between one to three years. It establishes much tighter government control over online news websites. It equips the government-controlled Information and Communication Technologies Authority (Bilgi Teknolojileri ve letişim Kurumu, BTK) charged with regulating the internet, with far-reaching powers to compel social media companies to comply with requests to take down online content and hand over user data or to be subject to reduction of their bandwidth – known as “internet throttling” – if they don’t comply.

ARTICLE 19, Human Rights Watch, as well as other organizations, have extensively documented the widespread abuse of Turkish Penal Code and Anti-terrorism Law provisions to prosecute and convict

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Trump’s legal drama is nowhere in the campaign ad wars

While Donald Trump’s legal travails have made headlines for two months now, the courtroom drama kicked off by the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago search is barely registering in one important place: battleground races this fall.

Out of more than 5,800 distinct TV and digital ads since the Aug. 8 search of the former president’s Florida property, fewer than 20 mentioned Mar-a-Lago or the Justice Department, according to a POLITICO analysis of ad transcripts maintained by AdImpact. Abortion and the economy-related ads are dominating in swing districts, according to the advertising data.

The statistics highlights an essential reality about Trump’s legal troubles. For as much as the multiple investigations closing in on the former president rivet avid consumers of political news, campaigns aren’t yet using it in competitive races around the country. Instead, both parties are harnessing it for appeals to their respective bases.

“Obviously there are a lot of concerns with the president’s conduct. But this election is about putting people over politics, about what we’ve achieved for the American people and what’s left to do, and the Republicans’ obsession with power and failure to put forward a plan,” Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (DN.Y.), who chairs the House Democrats’ campaign arm, said in a brief interview.

The handful of ads that do mention Trump’s legal quagmire come largely from Republicans and conservative outside groups criticizing what they see as DOJ overreach, not from vulnerable Republicans in swing seats.

“Biden’s FBI raids Pres. Trump’s home. This is unprecedented!,” read an Aug. 10 advertisements on Google from the Republican National Committee that doubled as a fundraising appeal.

Democrats, for their part, are mostly sticking to ads about abortion — which remains the most frequently mentioned issue several months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade — along with other kitchen-table issues,

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Comedian Vomits Outside Insurance Company in Viral Video to Appeal for Healthcare Coverage of Her Condition

Sandy Honig, comedian made a viral plea to her insurance company.  It involved vomit

Sandy Honig, comedian made a viral plea to her insurance company. It involved vomit

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A comedian has gone viral after choosing an unorthodox way to get her insurance company to cover her medical treatments.

Sandy Honig, known for co-creating HBO Max’s Three Busy Debrasrevealed on social media that she was diagnosed with gastroparesisa relatively uncommon disorder that slows or stops the movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine.

“I’ve been struggling with a stomach disorder called gastroparesis, which causes me to vomit almost everything I eat,” she tweeted on Monday.

While there is no cure, Honig said one treatment that has helped her involves receiving botox injections to the pyloric sphincter, the muscle that connects the stomach and small intestine and controls the passage of food.

The botox only lasts for a few months and Honig said she has had to pay out of pocket for the treatment after her insurance company, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, said the procedure wasn’t medically necessary.

“My insurance denied coverage for a procedure, so I went to their office to appeal their decision,” she added.

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In the video that has gone viral, Honig filmed herself outside of an Anthem office as she attempted to hand deliver her appeal. After being denied entry to the Los Angeles headquarters without an employee badge, she recorded herself vomiting several times outside the office.

“Nobody would take my letter, but they said I could mail it with any relevant documentation,” Honig said in the clip before vomiting into the envelope.

Honig also claimed that the insurance company sent the LAPD to her home.

“It was such a lovely surprise to get a visit from two

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Area law enforcement offers support after Richmond officer’s injuries deemed ‘unrecoverable’

Area law enforcement agencies have expressed their support for the Richmond Police Department Officer Seara Burton and her family, after her injuries were deemed “unrecoverable”.

Wednesday, Richmond Police Department said that Burton will be taken off of life support on Thursday Sept. 1.

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Burton was shot in the line of duty earlier this month and has remained in critical condition since.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department in Indiana posted to social media asking people to “please keep the family, friends and comrades of officer Seara Burton in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate this senseless tragedy.”

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Hagerstown Indiana Police said their “hearts are broken.”

Sugarcreek Township Police Department posted a picture of Burton to social media and said “we are saddened by the recent news about Richmond, Officer Seara Burton. She will be taken off life support. She fought a very long hard fight. Rest easy Officer Burton, we will take it from here.”

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In Darke County, the Village of Versailles EMS said “our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in blue at the Richmond Police Department. as always, VEMS will assist in any way possible if requested.”

Final arrangements for Burton will be released in the following days.

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New York gun law requires review of permit seekers’ social media, faces likely legal challenge

Harshly rebuked by the Supreme Court for its historical restrictions on gun permits, New York appears to have set up a new legal challenge by passing a law that requires gun owners to undergo a review of their social media before getting permission to carry.

The new law passed Friday by the Democratic-led New York legislature and signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul requires permit seekers to provide a list of their social media accounts to verify their character and conduct.

The law, which takes effect Sept. 1, also requires a permit seeker to provide four character references, deliver contact information for their spouse, domestic partner or other adults living in their home and undergo extensive firearms training and periodic background checks.

Legal experts said the law raised serious 1st and 2nd Amendment concerns and almost certainly will be challenged in court immediately.

“The law seems another overreach by the state,” George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley tweeted Saturday. “New York has thus far been about as effective in curtailing gun rights as Monty Python’s ‘Judean People’s Front Crack Suicide Squad’ was effective in combating Roman occupation.

“The new firearm law will take effect on September 1. A challenge is expected no later than September 2,” he added.

Gun rights advocates in New York said the new law was passed in direct defiance of June’s historic Supreme Court ruling striking down the state’s century-old handgun restrictions.

“Gov. Hochul and her anti-Second Amendment allies in Albany have defied the United States Supreme Court with an intentionally malicious rewriting of New York’s concealed carry law,” Darin Hoens, the New York NRA state director, said.

Hochul argues the new law is needed because gun owners with ill intent often telegraph their intentions on social media.

The Supreme Court, however, made clear in

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Helping Your Child Start a Business Legally

  • Having a business can teach children responsibility and good money sense.
  • Kids’ businesses are still businesses, however, and require proper permits and paperwork.
  • Protect your children by making sure their business is legitimate in the eyes of the law.
  • This article is for parents and guardians who are interested in helping kids start their own legal small businesses.

Kids have extraordinary imaginations and, often, big dreams. For some, those dreams include starting businesses. Businesses can give kids the space to be creative innovators and make some money. An increasing number of states and communities have even made it easier for young entrepreneurs to earn money, but children and teens still need to secure the right paperwork to run their businesses legally.

A business is a business, no matter how old the boss is. Child-run businesses can face serious problems if they’re not legal.

“Cities, countries and states have laws that require businesses to secure permits and licenses to operate,” said Mark Williams, formerly the senior leader at BizFilings. “Those rules can extend to just about every business, including those owned by a child. For the typical lemonade stand, lawn-mowing business or snow-shoveling operation, young entrepreneurs will need to check with local officials to determine the compliance requirements.”

All businesses must adhere to certain legal requirements, and parents should understand these stipulations to make sure their kids’ endeavors are legal. You’ll want to help your child figure out the appropriate business structure for their proposition so you can determine which forms you’ll have to complete to start the business and what permits you’ll need. Most businesses choose to become limited liability companies (LLCs). [If you decide to take this route, see our guide for how to start an LLC.]

Before you

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