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  • Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Leaves Democrats, Slams Party, Registers as Independent

    12/09/2022 5:14:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 79 replies
    Slay ^ | 9/12/22 | Frank Bergman
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has announced she has left the Democrats and is registering as an independent senator. Sinema made the announcement Friday morning by publishing an op-ed in the Arizona Republic. The senator blasted the increasingly partisan interests and radicalization of the Democratic Party as the reason for her departure. She suggested that she had felt under pressure to “demonize people” as a member of the Democrats. Sinema continued by explaining that such divisive tactics are causing lawmakers to become “distracted by political drama.” In her op-ed, Sinema explains that she decided to become an independent as her moderate...
  • U.S. Senator Sinema leaves Democratic Party, registers as independent

    12/09/2022 4:20:47 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 47 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | 12/9/2022
    Arizona U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema said on Friday she had switched her political party affiliation to independent, leaving the Democratic Party just days after it won a U.S. Senate race in Georgia to secure 51 seats in the chamber. "I have joined the growing numbers of Arizonans who reject party politics by declaring my independence from the broken partisan system...
  • Dear FRiends, We truly do need your continuing support to keep FR funded. Please donate today if you can. [FReepathon LXX]

    12/09/2022 1:18:39 AM PST · by Chris Robinson · 2 replies
    Prayers up. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control what we do or say. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God,...
  • Pelosi Congress Claims Sovereign Immunity in Federal Court to Keep Secret January 6 Videos and Emails

    12/08/2022 8:14:04 PM PST · by ransomnote · 47 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | February 01, 2022 | Judicial Watch
    [H/T Combat_Boots](Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it filed an opposition to the U.S. Capitol Police’s (USCP) effort to shut down Judicial Watch’s federal lawsuit for January 6 videos and emails. Through its police department, Congress argues that the videos and emails are not public records, there is no public interest in their release, and that “sovereign immunity” prevents citizens from suing for their release.Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit under the common law right of access after the Capitol Police refused to provide any records in response to a January 21, 2021, request (Judicial Watch v. United States Capitol...
  • Biden says 'we can' ban assault weapons as clock ticks for Democratic Congress

    12/08/2022 12:19:42 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 123 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/87/2022 | by Jeff Mason
    WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Wednesday renewed vows to secure a new ban on assault weapons in the United States as he turns up heat on lawmakers to pass legislation before his party loses control of Congress next month. Lawmakers have shown little inclination to outlaw assault weapons since a ban on high-capacity firearms expired in 2004, but Biden is hoping to seize on outrage about the regularity of shootings to lead to greater pressure on them to change their mind. "We did it before," Biden said of the ban at a vigil for victims of...
  • Biden releasing nearly $36 billion to aid pensions of union workers

    12/08/2022 7:55:26 AM PST · by chuckee · 124 replies
    President Joe Biden on Thursday is announcing the infusion of nearly $36 billion to shore up a financially troubled union pension plan, preventing severe cuts to the retirement incomes of more than 350,000 Teamster workers and retirees across the United States. The money for the Central States Pension Fund is the largest amount of federal aid provided for a pension plan, the Biden administration said, and comes from the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that he signed into law in 2021. Many union retirement plans have been under financial pressure because of underfunding and other issues....
  • FBI agent's testimony implicates headquarters brass in social media censorship

    12/08/2022 7:47:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Just The News ^ | December 7, 2022 - 11:07pm | By John Solomon
    Elvis Chan estimated social media companies took censorship action 50% of the time when FBI asked. An FBI agent's testimony in a freedom of speech case confirms that the bureau ran an operation during the 2020 election that requested social media companies remove content as disinformation, suggesting the government’s requests succeeded about half of the time and were conducted with a "headquarter stamp of approval." Elvis Chan, the FBI assistant special agent in charge of the Cyber Branch in San Francisco, told lawyers for the Missouri and Louisiana attorneys general in a lawsuit over social media censorship that he supervised...
  • Schumer: We Can Now ‘Subpoena All Kinds of’ ‘Climate Bad Deeds’

    12/07/2022 7:40:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/07/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that with a 51-seat margin in the Senate, Democrats will now have subpoena power in the chamber, so “we can subpoena all kinds of corporate bad deeds, climate bad deeds, all kinds of other things.” And the extra seat is “a dramatic change in the Senate.”
  • House Financial Services Chair Waters doesn’t plan to subpoena Sam Bankman-Fried to testify at hearing on FTX collapse

    12/07/2022 1:52:40 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 43 replies
    House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters informed a group of Democrats that she doesn’t plan to subpoena former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. Waters’ message to her members came at a private Tuesday meeting on Capitol Hill, with part of the discussion focused on Bankman-Fried’s possible testimony at the committee’s Dec. 13 hearing. Bankman-Fried has yet to agree to voluntarily testify to the House committee.
  • TUCKER: Twitter Subverted The Outcome Of 2020 Election In ‘Brazen Attack On Democracy’

    12/07/2022 1:33:44 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    Valiant News ^ | 12/6/2022 | Gabriel Keane
    “For the fifth time, this isn’t just offensive. This is illegal. This is a crime. A very serious crime.”Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed the implications of Big Tech companies illegally working with intelligence agencies and the Democrat party to censor speech during Monday night’s edition of his eponymous show.“What we learned on Friday is that Big Tech works aggressively and in secret with government agencies to subvert the outcome of what the rest of us assumed were free and fair elections,” Carlson said. “During the 2020 election, Twitter did this with the help of the FBI, committing censorship on...
  • Peru's president impeached, arrested

    12/07/2022 12:20:30 PM PST · by cll · 39 replies
    ABC.es ^ | 12/07/2022
    [Spanish language media only so far, quick translation] Perú President Pedro Castillo attempted to dissolve Congress, which in turn impeached him. Unlike with Fujimori in 1992, this time the Police and the Armed Forces did not back the presidency, and promptly arrested him as he sought to flee to Mexico.
  • Here’s How The CDC Used A Backchannel With Twitter To Control The COVID-19 Narrative

    12/07/2022 10:53:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 07, 2022 | ALEXA SCHWERHA
    Twitter set up a portal for government officials and “stakeholders” to submit posts that allegedly contained COVID-19 misinformation for Twitter to review, according to documents released by America First Legal (AFL) on Tuesday. Twitter officials used the portal to track online posts for review, and invited Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials to enroll, according to documents AFL obtained through its litigation against the CDC. Twitter’s Todd O’Boyle enrolled the CDC’s Carol Crawford in the portal in May 2021 after she sent an email labeled “COVID Misinformation” with links to several Twitter posts who wrote about microchips and...
  • Herschel Walker Concedes Georgia Senate Race: ‘There’s No Excuses in Life

    12/07/2022 7:33:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 210 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/07/2022 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Republican candidate Herschel Walker conceded the Georgia Senate runoff race to Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) on Tuesday. “I want you to believe in America and continue to believe in the Constitution and believe in our elected officials most of all,” he said. “I’m never gonna stop fighting for Georgia.” “There’s no excuses in life, and I’m not going to make any excuses now, because we put up one heck of a fight,” he continued. Walker made no mention of Warnock in the speech.
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger: Those of Us in Positions to Influence Laws, Shape Culture ‘Have an Extra Responsibility’ to Push Gun Control

    12/07/2022 10:17:39 AM PST · by rktman · 106 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/7/2022 | AWR Hawkins
    Disney CEO Bob Iger attended a Sandy Hook Promise Benefit and referenced people in influential positions and suggested that those who shape culture “have an extra responsibility” to push gun control. Sandy Hook Promise is the group with to whom country singer Tim McGraw donated concert proceeds for a gun control fundraiser in July 2015. On April 16, 2015, Breitbart News pointed to McGraw’s planned participation in the fundraiser and he responded to the coverage by telling MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, “I lead my life leading with my heart, I do the things that I can do and support the causes...
  • Senators claim they have a bipartisan immigration reform DEAL - where two million 'Dreamers' would be protected, asylum seekers will be processed quickly and those who don't qualify will be removed

    12/06/2022 9:20:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/06/2022 | MORGAN PHILLIPS
    North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis and Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema have reportedly reached a framework deal on immigration reform they would like to push through in the lame duck session before Republicans take the House in January. The deal would include a pathway to citizenship for two million Dreamers, or DACA recipients who were brought to the U.S. as children, resources to speed up asylum processing and removal of those who do not qualify, more funding for border officers, and a one-year extension of Title 42 until new processing centers are up and running, according to the Washington Post. The...
  • January 6th Committee Announces Criminal Referrals, and Donald Trump Is Going to Be Indicted

    12/06/2022 7:42:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/06/2022 | Bonchie
    It was just a matter of time before the January 6th committee did what it was always going to do. Namely, announce criminal referrals in relation to the unrest at the Capitol following the 2020 election.On Tuesday, Chairman Bennie Thompson made it official, telling reporters that referrals were on the way and would be submitted as a separate document from the committee’s report.House January 6 committee has decided to make criminal referrals, chairman says https://t.co/esCgI5qvlk— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) December 6, 2022Thompson didn’t announce exactly who the criminal referrals will target, but it’s not exactly a secret that Donald Trump...
  • Georgia Senate runoff: Updates, results as voters choose between Raphael Warnock, Herschel Walker

    12/06/2022 5:37:55 PM PST · by JSM_Liberty · 403 replies
    Fox news ^ | 12/6/2022 | Fox
    Polls have closed in Georgia, where Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP nominee Herschel Walker face off in a Senate runoff election
  • Elon Musk fires Twitter deputy general counsel Jim Baker amid Hunter Biden laptop fallout

    12/06/2022 2:40:19 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    FOX Business ^ | December 6, 2022 | By Paul Best
    Elon Musk said that Twitter's former Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker was "exited" from the company on Tuesday after revelations about his role in the platform's handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story. Baker was involved in discussions about whether the laptop falls under Twitter's "hacked materials" policy. "I support the conclusion that we need more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked," Baker wrote in one email chain. "At this stage, however, it's reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted." Baker was responding to a Twitter executive who was wondering...
  • New York City Jury Reaches Verdict In Trump Organization Trial, Finds Company Guilty On All Counts In Tax Fraud Case

    12/06/2022 1:02:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    Slay ^ | 6/12/22 | David Hawkins
    A New York City jury found the Trump organization guilty on all counts. Trump was not on trial and has no criminal liability from the verdict. But it may embolden other New York prosecutors to go after him. .....
  • Mitch McConnell thanks January 6 police ‘for saving our country’

    12/06/2022 11:52:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 97 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/06/2022 | Steve Nelson
    WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell thanked police officers Thursday for “saving our country” by defending Congress from a mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters on Jan. 6, 2021. The Kentucky Republican hailed members of the US Capitol Police and DC Metropolitan Police departments during the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to the forces that battled rioters who disrupted certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. “Because of your bravery and professionalism, Congress finished our job that very night. Because you honor your oath to support and defend the Constitution, we were able to honor...