A sign of Rikers Island, where IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be held, is pictured in Queens, New York on May 16, 2011. A New York judge denied IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn bail on Monday, despite an offer from his defense team to put up $1 million in cash and surrender all his travel documents. The judge ordered the IMF chief detained, two days after he was pulled off a plane and accused of trying to rape a Manhattan hotel chambermaid. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/2011 AFP
Proving that we really are all in this together, guards and inmates at Rikers Island contributed laundry services, labor, and supplies to storm-hit parts of the city, including their underwear, the New York Times reports. “The jail supplied generators and gas to fuel them to neighborhoods in the dark, and donated long underwear usually given to inmates.”Touching!
The Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona to serve as education secretary Monday, vaulting the little-known Connecticut educator into the center of the national debate over how to reopen schools for face-to-face classes. The Senate vote was a bipartisan 64 to 33 for Cardona, whose nomination moved through the chamber without any significant controversy — in contrast with the confirmation his immediate predecessor, Betsy DeVos, who needed the tiebreaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence to win confirmation.
De Blasio shares some stats that don’t reflect well on Cuomo’s vaccination policies
This is pretty shocking: Mayor Bill de Blasio says the state’s vaccination sites aren’t vaccinating enough city residents. At Javits Center, more than 42 percent of doses are going to non-NYC residents. At Aqueduct Racetrack, it’s 75 percent.
Sarkozy will be tried again later this month on charges of illegal financing of his 2012 campaign
A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence.
The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in 2014 about a legal action in which he was involved.
The court said Sarkozy will be entitled to request to be detained at home with an electronic bracelet.
Trump is once again claiming the election was stolen
“Actually, as you know they just lost the White House,” Trump says of the Democrats. “I may even decide to beat them for a third time.” Not giving up the false claims that the election was stolen, even after Jan. 6.