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  • NPR's Katherine Maher: "the number one challenge" in her fight against disinformation is "the First Amendment in the United States," which makes it "a little bit tricky" to censor "bad information"

    04/17/2024 3:42:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote
    X ^ | Apr 17, 2024 | Katherine Maher via @realchrisrufo
    On XApr 17, 2024 TRANSCRIPT:Katherine Maher: The number one challenge here that we see is, of course, the First Amendment in the United States... is a fairly robust protection of rights, and that is a protection of rights, both for platforms, which I actually think is very important. The platforms have those rights to regulate what kind of content they want on their sites, but it also means it is a little bit tricky to really address some of the real challenges of 'where does bad information come from?' and some of the influence peddlers who have made a real...
  • This Tampa woman says she has to ‘starve’ herself just to ‘survive’ in the US — why she’s not alone ["Sammy is struggling to survive off the $2,500 she has after she pays for rent and her car each month."]

    04/17/2024 3:40:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 17, 2024 | Sabina Wex
    “I have never thought about death, but how do you f—— survive here?” Sammy says in her video. Sammy is struggling to survive off the $2,500 she has after she pays for rent and her car each month. “In order to live in the United States, I literally just have to starve myself in order to f—— survive,” she says.
  • Equal pay? Why don’t women just join the NBA?

    04/17/2024 3:33:39 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 16,2024 | Zachary Faria
    The ridiculous “equal pay” debate about the WNBA coming from some Democrats raises an awkward question when it comes to their view of transgenderism: If men and women are indistinguishable and the WNBA doesn’t pay enough, why don’t women’s basketball players join the NBA instead? ..... The issue here, of course, is that neither Biden, members of his Cabinet, nor his judicial nominees can answer what they think a woman is. In the view of Biden and Democratic politicians, there are no differences between men and women, and men can be women or women can be men just by saying...
  • Would Israel Go Nuclear Against Iran? And will the U.S. be dragged along for the ride?

    04/17/2024 3:27:52 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4/15/24 | Douglas Macgregor
    In August 1961, during a period when tensions between Washington and Moscow were at a high point, Admiral Konstantin I. Derevyanko penned a letter to Premier Krushchev. His purpose was to alert Krushchev to what the Admiral called the “nuclear romanticism” of the Soviet General Staff. The Admiral’s words still carry the force of logic and common sense and are still worthy of our attention today: Which planet do these people [the Soviet General Staff] intend to live on in the future, and to which Earth do they plan to send their troops to conquer territories?... By this indiscriminately massive...
  • Truth Social says it’s building a live TV service

    04/17/2024 3:27:46 PM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 4 replies
    The Verge ^ | Apr 16, 2024 | Emma Roth
    Truth Social, the media firm owned by Donald Trump, has announced plans to create a live TV streaming service focused on “news networks” and “religious channels,” along with “content that has been canceled, is at risk of cancellation, or is being suppressed.” The Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) says it will launch the streaming service in three phases, with the first involving the rollout of the company’s content delivery network (CDN). A CDN, such as those operated by Cloudflare and Akamai, is a service websites use to help webpages load faster. TMTG says its CDN will operate “independent of...
  • Smartmatic and OANN settle 2020 election defamation lawsuit

    04/17/2024 3:20:40 PM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 4 replies
    Axios ^ | 4/17/2024 | Rebecca Falconer
    Smartmatic reached a settlement with One America News Network Tuesday in its lawsuit that accused the conservative broadcaster of peddling disinformation about the voting machine company's technology in regards to the 2020 presidential election. The big picture: The lawsuit was one of several Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems filed against conservative-leaning networks and pro-Trump figures, accusing them of broadcasting baseless conspiracy theories about their voting equipment and software. The suit accused OANN of "falsely" stating that Smartmatic "rigged" the 2020 presidential election for President Biden in key swing states, despite Los Angeles County being the only place in the U.S....
  • Trump to return to Wildwood in May(NJ)

    04/17/2024 2:28:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Atlantic City Press ^ | 04/16/2024 | Bill Barlow
    Former President Donald J. Trump may be coming back to Wildwood for a beachfront rally next month. The Board of Commissioners on Monday approved an agreement with the Trump campaign for a May 11 campaign rally. Rumors have swirled around Wildwood that the former president would be back this year. At a special board meeting, Mayor Ernie Troiano declined to say whether Trump would be in town in person, or even say what organization planned the event, but the unanimously approved resolution cites Donald J. Trump for President 2024 Inc. The vote came after a closed-door meeting of close to...
  • Biden ‘Strongly’ Supports Johnson’s $95 Billion Foreign Aid Package

    04/17/2024 2:12:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/17/2024 | NICK GILBERTSON
    President Joe Biden announced he “strongly” supports the House foreign aid package as Republicans rapidly turn on Speaker Mike Johnson over efforts to combine several supplemental bills into a single rule with a lack of border security legislation in the package. Shortly after the texts of the bills–a 49-page Ukraine supplemental, a 25-page Israel supplemental, and a 15-page “Indo-Pacific” supplemental–were released, Biden urged the passing of the “package,” according to a statement shared to X by Politico’s Daniella Diaz. A document from House Republicans on the appropriations committee notes that $26.38 billion would go to Israel, $60.84 billion would go...
  • Israel reportedly deploys extra weapons for assumed Rafah offensive

    04/17/2024 2:05:16 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/17/2024 | Bethan McKernan
    Israel has reportedly deployed extra artillery and armoured personnel carriers to the Gaza Strip periphery, suggesting that the military is preparing for its long-threatened ground offensive on Rafah, the only place of relative safety for at least 1.4 million displaced Palestinian civilians. Israeli daily Ma’ariv also said on Wednesday that troops had been put on alert and “the governing principle of the operation” had been approved by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) general staff and Yoav Gallant, the defence minister. The IDF declined to comment on the reports. The IDF confirmed on Tuesday it was buying 40,000 tents to prepare...
  • Gilroy Man Charged With Murder in Fentanyl Overdose of Baby

    04/17/2024 2:01:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 17, 2024
    Baby Winter had 15 times the lethal amount of fentanyl in her blood when she died.The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office charged two more people in the fentanyl-overdose death of an 18-month-old that occurred in San Jose back in August of 2023. The district attorney's office claims that Phillip Ortega, 31, of Gilroy, and Paige Vitale, 32, of San Jose, provided Winter Doe's parents with a "steady supply of drugs." They all took drugs while the baby girl was wandering inside the "drug-littered" residence. "Evidence shows that the babysitting dealers left opioids and dirty drug paraphernalia in the...
  • Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. and his wife were caught on video beating daughter after they were secretly recorded on FaceTime by boyfriend they 'disapproved of', affidavit claims

    04/17/2024 1:57:23 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 17, 2024 | Rachel Bowman
    Court documents revealed Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small Sr. and his wife were recorded abusing their daughter by her boyfriend, as the couple faces charges for endangering the welfare of their child. The Democrat, 50, and his wife La'Quetta Small, the superintendent of the Atlantic City Public School System, are accused of abusing their 16-year-old daughter on numerous occasions after she refused to stop seeing a boy she was dating. According to charging documents obtained by DailyMail.com, they carried out a barrage of abuse from December 2023 to January 2024, including beating her unconscious with a broom, threatening to 'earth...
  • Biden Suggests Uncle Eaten by ‘Cannibals’ in New Guinea — But Military Says His WWII plane Lost at Sea

    04/17/2024 1:51:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2024 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden twice implied Wednesday that his uncle Ambrose Finnegan was eaten by cannibals in New Guinea after his plane went down during World War II — even though military records show that the aircraft disappeared over the Pacific. “He got shot down in an area where there were a lot of cannibals at the time,” Biden initially told reporters before boarding Air Force One as he departed Scranton, Pa. “They never recovered his body, but the government went back when I went down there and they checked and found some parts of the plane.” After arriving in Pittsburgh, the...
  • Senate Democrats kill both articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Mayorkas.

    04/17/2024 1:47:07 PM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4.17.2024 | Jil;ia Johnson
    Both articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas were deemed unconstitutional by the Senate on Wednesday in a party-line vote. The first of two articles of impeachment alleged Mayorkas engaged in the "willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law" regarding the southern border in his capacity as DHS secretary. The second claimed Mayorkas had breached public trust.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Biological Male Quietly Joined Women’s NCAA Division I Volleyball At San Jose State University

    04/17/2024 1:41:01 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Reduxx has learned that a feminine male has been participating in elite women’s collegiate sports in California after his biological sex was reportedly withheld from his teammates and his opponents. Blaire Fleming, born Brayden, is currently playing women’s Division I volleyball for San Jose State University in the reputable Mountain West Conference. Speaking to Reduxx, the mother of an opposing player revealed that her suspicions were first raised during the 2022-2023 season. “I first watched my daughter play Blaire via live stream and then in person for a second match,” the mother, who wished to remain anonymous, said. “My daughter...
  • James O'Keefe on X: Who is Running the Biden White House?

    04/17/2024 1:28:46 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    BREAKING: O’Keefe Media Uncovers who is really running the White House. Undercover cameras catch Special Advisor @SBAgov “the second most powerful person in Washington” where “whatever this guy says, it’s what the President says.” Asked by OMG’s American Swiper Citizen Journalist “is Jeff [Zeints] more powerful than Kamala,” Robinson confirms “Yeah.” @VP @KamalaHarris . Robinson also states that @BarackObama and @HillaryClinton are still involved behind the scenes at the White House. Tyler Robinson, Special Advisor to the Chief of Staff of Administrator @SBAIsabel Guzman, details how @WhiteHouse directs @SBAIsabel Guzman to campaign for @POTUS so constantly that “[Guzman] is the...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton doubles down on comments urging people to 'forcibly remove' protesters blocking traffic

    04/17/2024 1:27:30 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr 16, 2024 | Kate Santaliz and Zoë Richards
    Sen. Tom Cotton on Tuesday doubled down on comments urging people delayed by traffic stemming from pro-Palestinian demonstrations to "forcibly remove" some protesters who are blocking streets. "Absolutely, I support people, if they’re blocked by traffic, by pro-Hamas vigilantes in the street, they should get out of their cars, they should move them to the side of the road, and they should let traffic continue," Cotton, R-Ark., told NBC News on Tuesday. Asked whether he was calling for violence against protesters, Cotton said he wasn't. "I’m saying that if people are trying to get to work or pick up their...
  • Illegal Immigrant Arrested in Crash That Killed Adviser to Senator. ( Cortez Masto (Democrat, Nevada )

    04/17/2024 1:25:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 17, 2024 | Matthew Xiao
    The suspect in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month that killed a senior adviser to Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D., Nev.) is an 18-year-old migrant who entered the United States illegally, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported on Tuesday. "[Elmer Rueda-Linares] entered the United States March 12, 2021, at or near the Rio Grande City, Texas, Port of Entry without inspection by an immigration official," the Department of Homeland Security told the outlet in a statement on Tuesday, adding Rueda-Linares was arrested but "later released on his own recognizance June 22, 2021." Rueda-Linares fled the scene following a two-vehicle crash at around...
  • ‘Don’t!’ – Or Ten Ways to Guarantee a Theater-Wide War

    04/17/2024 1:24:06 PM PDT · by Tell It Right · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/17/2024 | VDH
    On the eve of the October 7 massacres, National Security Advisor bragged in an essay that his Mideast portfolio was “quieter than it has been for decades”. Now we are on the verge of a multifront Middle East war. How did Joe Biden inherit a decades-long regional calm and turn it into a precursor to a gargantuan war? [1] Talk loudly and carry a twig. Issue hollow Obama-like “redlines” or serial Biden threats to aggressive enemies like the vapid “Don’t!” Witness a U.S. President who works a 3-day week, struggles to read a teleprompter, and shouts more at conservative Americans...
  • Democrats Shut Down Senate Trial for Mayorkas Impeachment Charges

    04/17/2024 1:20:37 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/17/2024 | NEIL MUNRO
    Senate Democrats voted unanimously to shut down the Senate trial of President Joe Biden’s impeached homeland security chief Alejandro Mayorkas. The first vote of 51 Democrats to 48 Republicans, with one non-voting Republican senator, was reported at 3:18 p.m. on Wednesday. The vote, initiated by Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), declared that the first article of impeachment was “unconstitutional” because the charges against Mayorkas did not rise to the impeachable level of “high crimes.”
  • Mike Johnson: “I regard myself as a wartime Speaker”

    04/17/2024 1:09:56 PM PDT · by RandFan · 58 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | April 17 | Rep. Massie
    @RepThomasMassie “I regard myself as a wartime Speaker.” Get a grip; we are not at war. You can’t use that as an excuse to justify passage of warrantless spying, a bloated omnibus, or $100 billion in foreign aid.