A 28-year old bible camp teacher in Westlake,Â Louisiana, HeatherÂ Daughdrill, was arrested by police for having numerous sexual encounters — including sex — and for sexting, with a 13-year old boy she taught at a summer bible camp, over a four month period.
“The investigation revealed Daughdrill would engage in inappropriate sexual contact with the boy after picking him up from school without the parentsâ€™ knowledge,” a press release from the Calcasieu Police Department states. “Detectives also discovered several explicit text messages between Daughdrill and the 13 year old boy.”
“Daughdrill was arrested on November 28 and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center.Â She is charged with 4 counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile; 8 counts of sexual battery; 3 counts of 2nddegree kidnapping; 1 count contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile; and 1 count indecent behavior with a juvenile.
“Daughdrill also has pending charges of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile; and 3 counts of 2nddegree kidnapping in Beauregard Parish with the same 13 year old boy.”
The Houston Press adds:
“Calcasieu Parish officials say they will also be tacking on another charge of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and their counterparts in Beauregard Parish will be adding three more counts of 2nd-degree kidnapping, all of which are in relation to the same 13-year-old boy.”
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‘Name Me One Thing’: Biden Blasts Republicans for Not Being ‘For’ Anything
During his press conference Wednesday afternoon President Joe Biden blasted the Republican Party, suggesting they stand for nothing.
“Think about this: What are Republicans for?” the President asked. “What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.”
“And so, the problem here is, I think what I have to do,” Biden said, noting a change in tactics, “I have to make clear to the American people what we are for,” referring to his Democratic Party.
Republicans during the 2020 presidential election literally stood for nothing: they didn’t bother to craft a 2020 platform.
“What are Republicans for? What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.” — President Biden pic.twitter.com/b9V8NwUzwC
— The Recount (@therecount) January 19, 2022
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Senator Manchin has chosen to schedule a Senate floor speech on preserving the filibuster at 4:30 PM ET, smack-dab in the middle of President Biden’s rare press conference, this one taking a look at his first year in office.
News via HuffPost’s senior politics reporter Jennifer Bendery:
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YES HIS OFFICE SENT IT OUT IN ALL CAPS
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) January 19, 2022
He’s not sitting with his own party.
Manchin is talking to Romney both seated in the back of the Senate chamber on the Republican side of the aisle ahead of the WV Senator’s floor speech.
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President Joe Biden will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 4:00 PM ET, discussing his first year in office.
Many across the media are framing this as an opportunity for him to address his “failing” legislative and economic goals while never reporting that Republicans have done all they can to block it – including pushing a pro-COVID agenda.
You can watch live, below, via several different feeds. Most cable news channels are expected to carry the press conference live, and you can also watch online and on cable via C-SPAN.
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