White House Press Secretary Psaki asked if Harris would replace retiring Justice Breyer

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 6:46 AM PT – Thursday, January 27, 2022 Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is reportedly retiring from the bench after 28 years of service. According to reports Wednesday, the 82-year-old justice is ready to retire at the end of this Supreme Court term. Breyer was first appointed to the court in 1994 by President Bill Clinton. He secured confirmation in the Democrat-controlled Senate by an 87-to-nine vote. Experts say the timing of Breyer’s resignation will give Joe Biden an opportunity to replace him while Democrats still control the Senate. “And Justice Breyer didn’t retire last term and is deciding to retire now while the Democrats still have control of the Senate,” said Mark Sherman, a Supreme Court reporter for the Associated Press. “I think that’s the key point that Biden should be able to name his successor without too much trouble.” Among Breyer’s most notable opinions from the bench include supporting expansion of abortion and upholding the Affordable Care Act. FILE – In this April 23, 2021, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer sits during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File) Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki faced repeated questions about whether or not Kamala Harris would replace retiring left-wing Justice Stephen Breyer. A number of reporters asked Psaki Wednesday who Biden may consider as Breyer’s replacement. The Associated Press suggested Breyer could be replaced by Judges Ketanji Jackson, Michelle Childs or Leondra Kruger. However, some reporters speculate Harris may be seeking the role as well amid a low approval rating and being reportedly dissatisfied with her role at the White House. “I’m not going to speak to the reports of a Supreme Court justice retirement that hasn’t been announced,” Psaki told the press. “…The President has every intention, as he said before, of running for re-election and for running for re-election with Vice President Harris on the ticket as his partner. But again, I will just reiterate that I have nothing more to offer in terms of specifics or information on the reports this morning.” [email protected] & @pdoocy ask @PressSec if VP Kamala Harris is being considered for the Supreme Court. “The president has every intention, as he said before, of running for reelection, and for running for reelection with Vice President Harris on the ticket as his partner.” pic.twitter.com/nBaRLb6pT3 — CSPAN (@cspan) January 26, 2022 Secretary Psaki only confirmed Biden plans to run for re-election with Harris on the ticket. MORE NEWS: TV Host To Challenge Chuck Schumer’s Senate Seat

Sen. Tuberville: Biden can’t get his priorities straight

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 6:22 AM PT – Thursday, January 27, 2022 Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) criticized the Biden administration for failing to provide therapeutics to treat COVID-19. The Alabama lawmaker had some strong words for the President, saying the Democrat must get his priorities straight. While taking to Twitter this week, Tuberville said Americans need real leadership from the White House as multiple crises sweep the country. He then doubled down on his claims from an interview with Tony Perkins on Washington Watch in which he said therapeutics can help defeat COVID-19, but Democrats fail to acknowledge that. A year later, President Biden can’t get his priorities straight. We need real leadership coming from the White House to combat problems facing Americans, like COVID. pic.twitter.com/UpoAlbjube — Coach Tommy Tuberville (@SenTuberville) January 25, 2022 The Alabama Republican highlighted the Biden administration’s increasingly bizarre COVID-19 regulations, saying he’s curious about who is really calling the shots at the White House. “One thing that I want to find out is who is running the show?” aske the Republican. “You’ve got to have a head coach so to speak. Like President Trump had Operation Warp Speed. Who in the White House is running the show? And Dr. Fauci stood up and basically said, you know, we have one person that we all answer to over there. Nobody knows that it is hardly.” Tuberville warned Biden’s COVID-19 regulations are making life more difficult for everyday Americans and stressed they deserve better. This comes as Republicans criticize the Biden administration for continuing to push coronavirus regulations on Americans while suppressing treatment like Ivermectin that are proven to alleviate COVID-19 symptoms and prevent loss of life. MORE NEWS: Dr. Peter McCullough Recaps 5-Hour COVID-19 Panel

State Supreme Courts strike down mask mandates across the country

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 6:03 AM PT – Thursday, January 27, 2022 A state judge strikes down New York State’s mask mandate, ruling the governor and State Department of Health did not have the authority to enact such a mandate without approval from the legislature. One America’s Caitlin Sinclair explains. MORE NEWS: Dr. Peter McCullough Recaps 5-Hour COVID-19 Panel

Ukraine government slamming Biden’s ‘panic’ over Russia

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:40 AM PT – Wednesday, January 26, 2022 The Pentagon has placed nearly 10,000 U.S. troops on heightened alert, meaning they are ready to deploy against Russia over a possible Ukraine invasion. However, this has resulted in a barrage of criticism from Ukrainian officials. One America’s Chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion has more. MORE NEWS: Ariz. Senate Pushes Election Security Initiatives

Alaska Supreme Court upholds ranked-choice voting

Brochures are displayed at the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska, detailing changes to elections this year on Jan. 21, 2022. Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a voter-backed system that scraps party primaries and sends the top four vote-getters regardless of party to the general election, where ranked choice voting will be used to determine a winner. No other state conducts its elections with that same combination. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:21 PM PT – Wednesday, January 26, 2022 The Supreme Court of Alaska upheld a new election system after an unsuccessful attempt to block it. The new system eliminates the need for party primaries and replaces them with one single primary in which all candidates will appear on a ballot regardless of party affiliation. The state will then select the winner of the general election through ranked choice voting. “First of all, it repealed Alaska’s closed political primaries where we had a Democratic and Republican primary and created one primary election, where all the candidates appear and every voter gets that ballot,” explained Scott Kendall,  a lawyer and author of “Changes.” “You choose your favorite and then the top four finishers for each office move on to the general election. And then the general election, the election is conducted via what we call ranked-choice voting.” In a ranked-choice voting system, voters will rank the candidates by preference on their ballots with the candidate who receives a majority of the first preference votes being declared the winner. If none of the candidates wins a majority of first preference votes, the one with lowest percentage will be eliminated with the voting starting over. This cycle will repeat until a candidate wins an outright majority. Despite being upheld by the Alaskan Supreme Court last week, the new system has been met with mixed reactions. Bob Bird, the chairman of the Alaskan Independence Party, is among the critics of ranked choice voting. “First of all, the mistake we make is that to allow the state to pay for and conduct the primaries,” he stated. “Primaries should be a private event.” Supporters of the new system claim that it prevents the two major political parties from acting as gatekeepers and giving independent politicians a chance to win. Chief among those who support the new system is Fair Vote CEO  Rob Richie. This non-partisan organization is dedicated to election reform. “From our perspective, ranked -choice voting as an important piece of that reform is this change that I think is the fastest growing reform in the country, working in both red and blue states and I think does great things for voters,” said Rob Richie. Ranked-choice voting is still experimental in the state with many critics warning that it won’t work as voters intend. Alaska will be using the new system in its upcoming primary election. MORE NEWS: One-On-One With Calif. Injury Attorney James Sexton

Dr. Marik: Doctors are targeted for prescribing off label meds for COVID-19

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 11:48 AM PT – Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Following a Capitol Hill forum on COVID-19, Dr. Paul Marik told One America News that physicians can face severe risks to their careers for prescribing unapproved uses of an approved drug or “off label use” as a treatment for COVID-19. One America’s John Hines has more from Capitol Hill. MORE NEWS: Fla. Gov. DeSantis Slams Halt Of Antibody Coronavirus Treatments

Fla. Gov. DeSantis slams halt of antibody coronavirus treatments

A monoclonal antibody treatments center is closed after federal health regulators claimed the treatment was ineffective against treating the widespread COVID-19 Omicron variant, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vowed to fight the decision by federal regulators. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 9:32 AM PT – Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vowed to fight back against the Biden administration after authorization was revoked for two antibody coronavirus treatments. The Republican slammed the decision at a press conference Tuesday as federal regulators pulled Regeneron and Eli Lily treatments on Monday. Due to their decision, the Florida Department of Health announced it would be closing all of its monoclonal antibody treatment sites until further notice. “Early this morning, thousands of Floridians woke up to news that their appointments to get treatment for COVID-19 infections were canceled by the Biden administration, which revoked, outright revoked authorization for two very popular monoclonal antibody treatments that the state of Florida really pioneered over the summer,” explained the governor. “And that we’ve worked hard to make available to our residents who needed treatment.” Floridians have benefited from the state’s treatment sites and their access to treatment shouldn’t be denied based on the whims of a floundering president. https://t.co/Y5nmAV1LCs — Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) January 25, 2022 The Food and Drug Administration said the decision was due to the treatments being “highly unlikely to be active against the Omicron variant.” However, DeSantis said the drug is still effective and that he believes there’s a different reason behind the decision. “They had months and months and months to stock pile this, and they chose not to do it,” he stated. “So I think part of it is, I think there’s politics involved…I just think they don’t have enough treatments to go around and I think they realize that. And I think it would look very bad to be able to admit that, so instead they’re saying this is revoked.” The Florida governor said they are going “above and beyond” to deny people access. Meanwhile, the FDA said the drugs could be reauthorized for use if they prove to be effective against future variants. “We’re going to fight back against this because this is just wrong,” said DeSantis. “This is not the way that you help people. And our view is people have a right to access these treatments, and to revoke it on this basis is just fundamentally wrong and we’re going to fight back.” MORE NEWS: Ariz. Senate Pushes Election Security Initiatives

Mo. Rinos try to push a new election map that favors the left

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 6:55 AM PT – Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Redistricting has been a hot topic in the state of Missouri. Former Missouri governor and U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens says the new maps are significantly skewed to favor the Democrats. One America’s Christina Bobb talks with Greitens about what a fair map would look like in Missouri. MORE NEWS: Biden, Moderate Democrats Are Contributing To GOP Wins

Gen Z fights back against school mask mandates

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:59 AM PT – Wednesday, January 26, 2022 KellyAnne Brooking, a 13-year-old conservative, is speaking out against mask mandates after getting booted from her middle school for defying COVID-19 orders. Brooking spoke with OAN’s Dana Alexa in this exclusive interview. MORE NEWS: Calif. To Require Students To Be Vaccinated To Attend Class

Calif. to require students to be vaccinated to attend class

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:08 AM PT – Wednesday, January 26, 2022 California proposed a new requirement upon the state’s students. One America’s Tom McGrath has the details. MORE NEWS: Calif. Proposes Single Payer Health Care