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  • GOP panics over ‘ultra-MAGA’ Pennsylvania Senate wild card (Kathy Barnette)

    05/12/2022 8:29:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    https://www.axios.com ^ | May 12, 2022 | Jonathan Swan, Lachlan Markay, Andrew Solender
    Influential Republicans in Washington and among the nationwide party elite are having a belated "oh s--t" moment over the previously unimaginable prospect that Kathy Barnette could win their party's nomination for the open Senate seat in Pennsylvania. Why it matters: In Barnette, who's been soaring in the polls ahead of Tuesday's primary, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would be dealing with a general election candidate who'd be an opposition researcher's dream — potentially endangering the GOP effort to take back the Senate. McConnell has been fixated on ensuring the 2022 midterms are not a repeat of the 2012 or 2010...
  • Fact Checking the Fact Checkers: Debunking AP's '2000 Mules' Hit Piece

    05/10/2022 8:08:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/10/2022 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Many of us were alarmed on Election Night 2020 when, while the results were looking good for Donald Trump, multiple states suddenly stopped counting votes. As the night wore on and went into the next day, it seemed that every update was favorable for Biden until he was ultimately named President-Elect.While Trump’s campaign repeatedly promised to “release the Kraken” and bring forward evidence of election fraud that would prove that the election was stolen, focusing on electronic voting machines, that evidence didn’t materialize. RedState’s Scott Hounsell pointed out various states and cities – even down to the precincts – that...
  • FACT FOCUS: Gaping holes in the claim of 2000 ballot ‘mules’; The Associated Press Fact Checks the Film '2000 Mules'

    05/09/2022 9:03:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/09/2022 | Ali Swenson
    A film debuting in over 270 theaters across the United States this week uses a flawed analysis of cellphone location data and ballot drop box surveillance footage to cast doubt on the results of the 2020 presidential election nearly 18 months after it ended. Praised by former President Donald Trump as exposing “great election fraud,” the movie, called “2000 Mules,” paints an ominous picture suggesting Democrat-aligned ballot “mules” were supposedly paid to illegally collect and drop off ballots in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. But that’s based on faulty assumptions, anonymous accounts and improper analysis of cellphone location data,...
  • Perdue invokes Trump election lies in Georgia GOP primary

    04/26/2022 3:37:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2022 | By JEFF AMY (D-AP)
    RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — As he met with voters recently in a part of northwest Georgia where Donald Trump is still very popular, David Perdue invoked his belief in the lie that elections in 2020 and 2021 were stolen from the former president and himself. “First of all, it was stolen,” Perdue said. “The facts are coming out.” When the rally was over, Perdue visited the storefront office of a group that similarly espouses election falsehoods. Perdue posted a photo on his Facebook page of himself beaming as the group’s cofounder talks under a banner proclaiming “a legal vote requires...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ends immigration border inspections snarling traffic for trucks

    04/15/2022 11:25:28 PM PDT · by Coronal · 16 replies
    AL.com ^ | April 15, 2022
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday repealed his traffic-clogging immigration order that backed up commercial trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border, after a week of intensifying backlash and fears of deepening economic losses. The Republican governor dropped his new rules that had required all commercial trucks from Mexico to undergo extra inspections to curb the flow of migrants and drugs and ratcheted up a fight with the Biden administration over immigration policy. Some truckers reported waiting more than 30 hours to cross. Others blocked one of the world’s busiest trade bridges in protest. Abbott, who is up for reelection in November...
  • AP ‘Fact Check’: It’s Not ‘Grooming’ to Sexualize Young Kids Away from Parents

    04/15/2022 7:38:04 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/14/22 | Neil Munroe
    Progressives are defending their in-school manipulation of kids’ sexual development by smearing the worried parents as conspiracy theorists. The smear helps progressives to keep the large bloc of non-political, non-confrontational parents from recognizing the long-term damage caused by the progressives’ K-12 sexual re-education camps. The switch-and-smear defense is spotlighted by an Associated Press fact check, posted April 13. The AP article distorted the public’s strong support for Florida’s new law, which seeks to block teachers from pushing pro-transgender and other sexual claims on kids before the fourth grade.
  • Trump calls GOP governor candidate McSwain a coward, will not endorse

    04/12/2022 12:18:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    WKBN27 ^ | Posted: Apr 12, 2022 | by: AP, George Stockburger, Lauren Rude
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Former President Donald Trump slammed Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill McSwain on Tuesday, complaining the former federal prosecutor did “absolutely nothing” to investigate Trump’s false claims of widespread election fraud after Democrat Joe Biden won the state in 2020. McSwain, who spent nearly three years as the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia under Trump, had been seeking Trump’s endorsement, calling the presidential election in Pennsylvania a “partisan disgrace” as he sought to curry favor with the former president. McSwain has often touted his connection to Trump as he campaigns for the GOP nod in a crowded...
  • Putin Reportedly Plans To Retaliate Against America By Helping Trump Win The 2024 Election

    04/11/2022 12:51:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    Uproxx ^ | APRIL 11, 2022 | MIKE REDMOND
    As Russia continues to be mired in its invasion of Ukraine, which has not gone as planned, the Kremlin is reportedly looking to retaliate against the United States for levying crippling sanctions and galvanizing the West in support of Ukraine. However, Russia’s plan for revenge sounds awfully familiar, and stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Moscow wants to meddle in the 2024 presidential election by propping up Donald Trump. Yup, we’re doing this again. Here’s what one of Vladimir Putin’s “pet pundits” recently said on Russian state TV. Via The Daily Beast: “We’re trying to feel our way,...
  • 14-year-old boy dies after falling from thrill ride in Orlando

    03/25/2022 8:21:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 MARCH 2022 | Staff
    <p>A 14-year-old boy has died after falling from a 430-foot-tall thrill ride at an amusement park in Orlando, CBS Miami reports.</p><p>The Orange County Sheriff's Office says they received 911 calls about an emergency at the "Orlando Free Fall" at ICON Park just after 11 p.m. on Thursday night after witnesses reported seeing a person fall from the ride to the ground.</p>
  • Four US soldiers killed in plane crash during NATO exercise

    03/19/2022 3:44:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 19, 2022 5:29am | AP
    Four American soldiers were killed in a plane crash during a NATO exercise unrelated to the Ukraine war, Norway’s prime minister said Saturday. Jonas Gahr Støre tweeted that they were killed in the crash on Friday night. The cause was under investigation. “The soldiers participated in the NATO exercise Cold Response,” he said. “Our deepest sympathies go to the soldiers’ families, relatives and fellow soldiers in their unit.” The plane was a V-22B Osprey that belongs to the U.S. Marine Corps, Norway’s armed forces said. “The aircraft had a crew of four and was out on a training mission in...
  • Claims mislead about COVID-19 vaccines’ effectiveness against omicron (AP fake-check)

    12/29/2021 8:49:14 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 65 replies
    AP ^ | December 29, 2021 | Josh Kelety
    CLAIM: COVID-19 vaccines don’t provide protection against the new omicron variant of the coronavirus. AP’S ASSESSMENT: Missing context. While it’s true that people who are vaccinated can still get infected with omicron, early research has shown that the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death stemming from the new variant. THE FACTS: A video clip circulating on social media shows Dr. Robert Malone, a frequent critic of the COVID-19 vaccines who has researched mRNA vaccine technology, stating that the shots don’t protect people from omicron. The comments were made during a Dec....
  • Pressure builds against doctors peddling false virus claims

    12/16/2021 11:36:43 AM PST · by David Chase · 135 replies
    AP-ClickOnDetroit WDIV ^ | December 16th, 2021 | Heather Hollingsworth (AP)
    They have decried COVID-19 as a hoax, promoted unproven treatments and pushed bogus claims about the vaccine, including that the shots magnetize the human body. The purveyors of this misinformation are not shadowy figures operating in the dark corners of the internet. They are a small but vocal group of doctors practicing medicine in communities around the country. Now medical boards are under increasing pressure to act. Organizations that advocate for public health have called on them to take a harder line by disciplining the doctors, including potentially revoking their licenses. The push comes as the pandemic enters a second...
  • AP Admits: Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Debuts Weakly

    12/12/2021 9:13:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/12/2021 | BREITBART NEWS
    NEW YORK (AP) — Despite critical acclaim and two years-worth of anticipation, Steven Spielberg’s lavish “West Side Story” revival made little noise at the box office, debuting with $10.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday — a worrisome result for a movie industry struggling to recapture its finger-snapping rhythm. A dazzling widescreen adaptation and Spielberg’s first musical, “West Side Story” was one of the year’s most eagerly awaited titles. With a script by Tony Kushner and Rita Moreno returning to her breakthrough film 60 years later, the $100-million “West Side Story” epitomizes a grand-scale prestige film that...
  • MSM, Big Tech ‘Defend’ Depopulationist Bill Gates by Admitting He Wants Vaccines to Sterilize the Serfs

    10/06/2021 7:20:51 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    The Liberty Daily ^ | Oct. 6, 2021 | J.D. Rucker
    Billionaire authoritarian Bill Gates owns tons of farmland. He’s a leader in the climate change hysteria movement. His foundation is responsible for injecting experimental drugs into tens of millions of unsuspecting people he claims to be helping. His tentacles spread across the globe, and that’s not all he seems to be spreading. If anyone wants to say anything bad about this “philanthropist,” they’ll have to get past mainstream media and Big Tech first.In the latest comical episode of “How to Defend the Globalist Billionaire,” the arbiters of truth took exception to claims that Gates wants to depopulate the world by...
  • Massive March Chants 'F Joe Biden' After NYC Suspends Thousands of Unvaccinated School Employees

    10/04/2021 9:09:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/04/2021 | Nick Arama
    <p>I wrote previously how the “F Joe Biden” chant made it live to NASCAR. The media tried to spin it as the crowd chanting “Let’s go, Brandon” — the name of the driver, Brandon Brown, who won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Talladega. Americans then mocked the media, making “Let’s go Brandon” trend on Twitter, and even Brown himself made reference to the chant.</p>
  • Mr. Sulu, people WANT TO WORK

    09/08/2021 5:40:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Ted Cruz Twitter ^ | 9/8/21 | Ted Cruz
    Mr. Sulu, people WANT TO WORK.Your party destroys millions of jobs and then pays people NOT to work.That’s not compassionate; it’s stupid, and deeply harmful. pic.twitter.com/5UAC8GkTBy— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 8, 2021 .@BetteMidler is unhappy with me.🤷🏻‍♂️ https://t.co/hVwPUznzSG— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 8, 2021#Ted "Get a Job" #Cruz has a great job; he sits on his fat ass all day, collects $175,000 a year for doing ZIP but opposing #progress, with staff, office, police escorts, donors & bootlickers galore, and a pension vested after 5 years of "service". He deserves to lose that job.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) September 7, 2021Dems really...
  • Mea Culpa: Associated Press Falsely Claims 70% of Mississippi Poison Control Calls Due to Ivermectin

    09/06/2021 5:43:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2021 | PAUL BOIS
    Adding to the litany of mea culpas regarding the use of ivermectin – a still unproven alternative treatment for the coronavirus – the Associated Press recently issued a correction to a report alleging that 70% of poison control cases in Mississippi were linked to the drug’s ingestion. Published in late August, the original article said that up to 70% of calls to Mississippi Poison Control were related to the use of ivermectin. Several days later, the Associated Press issued a correction putting the actual number at 2%.
  • Shocking undercover video reveals Antifa high school teacher admitting to indoctrinating students

    08/31/2021 12:08:50 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 32 replies
    The Post Millenial ^ | 8-31-21 | Hannah Nightingale
    "I have 180 days to turn them [students] into revolutionaries … Scare the f— out of them." In a Project Veritas report released on Tuesday, they expose Inderkum High School AP government teacher Gabriel Gipe for politically indoctrinating students, and stating that he is turning his students into "revolutionaries." In an undercover interview with a Project Veritas reporter, Gipe revealed that his intention is to radicalize students with Marxist ideas, giving extra credit for students that go to protests and "community events." "I have 180 days to turn them [students] into revolutionaries … Scare the f— out of them," said...
  • Associated Press called "Palestinian" terrorists in Gaza throwing incendiary balloons onto Israeli civilians as "activists."

    08/24/2021 11:22:20 PM PDT · by Humane1 · 6 replies
    HR ^ | Aug 24, 2021
    (The Associated Press called (Aug/2021) terrorists in Gaza throwing incendiary balloons onto Israeli civilians as "activists.")___ HonestReporting (@HonestReporting) Tweeted: "Activists" @AssociatedPress. https://t.co/Jl6QYU0hR7
  • Majority in new poll supports school mask, vaccine mandates

    08/23/2021 12:26:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/23/2021 | NATHANIEL WEIXEL
    A majority of Americans support mask and vaccine requirements for K-12 students and teachers, according to a new poll, but there is a severe partisan gap. Overall, slightly less than 60 percent of respondents in the new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll said they supported mask mandates for students and teachers. A similar percentage said they also supported vaccine requirements for teachers and eligible students.