Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., spent the time allotted for him to question Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Tuesday on a “hypocritical monologue” that claimed “dark money” was behind her nomination, “The Five” co-host Dagen McDowell argued.

“I wanted to talk about Sheldon Whitehouse and the hypocritical monologue or lecture that he hacked up in front of her,” McDowell began. “[He didn’t] ask her one question. Not one. He implied that Amy Coney Barrett is not there because of her accomplishments, because of her intellect, because of how she’s lived her life, but that she’s there because she’s a pawn of dark money.

“Hypocrite! You know what that also is?” she asked. “That’s sexist. Let me call him out on it.”

McDowell recounted how Whitehouse, a former federal prosecutor, offered a 30-minute dissertation on how the Federalist Society and Judicial Crisis Network have purportedly conspired to spend

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Yogi Adityanath government over the death of a Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras after being allegedly gang-raped, saying the Chief Minister and his Police say no one was raped because for them, she was “no one”.

In a tweet, Gandhi said the shameful truth is many Indians do not consider Dalits, Muslims and tribals to be human.“The CM & his police say no one was raped because for them, and many other Indians, she was NO ONE,” the former Congress chief tweeted. He also tagged a media report which asked why police was denying rape when the woman repeatedly reported rape.

A 19-year-old Dalit woman from Hathras was allegedly raped and attacked by four upper-caste men. She later succumbed to injuries at a Delhi hospital.

Severe criticism

The Yogi Adityanath government is fighting severe criticism for its handling of the case,

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In this image made from UNTV video, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, European Union, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters, in New York. (UNTV via AP)


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In this image made from UNTV video, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, European Union, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters, in New York. (UNTV via AP)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

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European Union leader Charles Michel used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to lash out at Britain, which is threatening to renege on parts of the withdrawal treaty it signed with the EU. He warned that the 27-nation bloc won’t back down in the final weeks of acrimonious talks on a free-trade deal.

“Respect for treaties, a basic principle of international law, comes to be considered optional even by those who, until recently, were its historical guarantors,” Michel

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  • Just hours after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Rep. Doug Collins attacked the late justice’s position on abortion on Twitter.
  • Collins tweeted Friday, “RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws.”
  • During President Trump’s impeachment hearings earlier this year, Collins was a staunch defender of the president, delivering impassioned speeches and jousting with House Democrats throughout the proceedings.
  • Collins is currently embroiled in a heated special election for the US Senate seat held by appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican.
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Just hours after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, Rep. Doug Collins unleashed a harsh attack on her abortion record during her 27-year tenure on the court.

As condolences and tributes poured in from across the political spectrum,

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(Bloomberg) — Rio Tinto Group’s board will debate the future of Chief Executive Officer Jean-Sebastien Jacques as it faces pressure to respond more strongly to the destruction of ancient Aboriginal heritage sites in Australia, according to people familiar with the matter.

Recent talks with shareholders, traditional landowners and legislators indicated the company needs to take further action to restore relations with key decision makers in Western Australia, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The Australian state is crucial for the world’s second-largest miner, hosting iron ore operations that accounted for more than 90% of its first-half profits.

The board will discuss additional penalties over the May explosions, including whether Jacques and other key executives should remain in their roles, at a meeting that’s expected to take place before the end of this week, some of the people said.

A Rio spokesman declined to comment.

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Michael Jackson BLASTS The Beatles along with Elvis Presley and MTV in scathing letters written in 1987 about his anger over racial inequality

  • The King of Pop took shots at iconic musicians like The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen in letters written in 1987
  • The singer, who passed away in 2009, also blasted MTV and other American media outlets for shunning Black performers
  • He vowed that one day he would be ‘King’ to dethrone Elvis Presley, adding ‘It’s time for the first Black king now’
  • ‘My goal is to become so ‘Big’, so powerful. To become such a hero, to end prejudice’ he said
  • He also blasted organizations like the Ku Klux Klan, claiming its members were raising their children to be racists

Michael Jackson takes aim at musical icons such

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) took the Trump administration to task over its handling of a potential $765 million loan to Kodak  (KODK) – Get Report, offering it and then withdrawing it amid a brouhaha.

“The fiasco surrounding the decision to offer, then revoke, the Kodak loan also raises larger questions about corruption, nepotism, and mismanagement in the Trump Administration’s response to covid-19,” she wrote in a letter to Michael Horowitz, acting chair of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, CNBC reports.

“It is not at all clear why President Trump, in his Executive Order, chose to give the [U.S. International Development Finance Corp.] this new loan authority, but the mismanagement of the Kodak loan raises new concerns that it may be fundamentally unsuited to the task.”

Kodak’s disclosure that it was in line for a government loan and the surrounding stock-trading activity are the focus of an Securities

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