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  • 'Total radio silence': Trump's MAGA inner circle are furious at DeSantis and Nikki Haley for failing to back Trump and claim both GOP rivals are making a 'massive mistake'

    03/19/2023 4:48:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 130 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 March 2023 | NEIRIN GRAY DESAI
    Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley have been attacked by a number of Trump loyalists for failing to comment on rumors the former president will be arrested on Tuesday. MAGA Republicans have criticized DeSantis and Haley for not speaking out against the Manhattan DA's office for what they claim is a weaponization of the justice system. DeSantis is widely rumored to be preparing to run against Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Haley was the first to enter the race after Trump. Jason Miller, a Trump adviser and the former CEO of right-wing free speech app Gettr noted a 'radio...
  • Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Safety Rules For Oil Trains

    02/14/2023 1:24:31 PM PST · by babble-on · 106 replies
    OPB ^ | Sept. 25, 2018 | Tony Schick
    The Trump administration has finalized a roll back of Obama-era regulations for oil trains. The rules, which date back to 2015, required railroads carrying crude oil or other flammable liquids to outfit their trains with more responsive electronic braking systems. The rules came in response to concerns about explosions and spills from mile-long trains of crude and ethanol. In the Northwest, those trains move along the Columbia River and through cities to coastal refineries. The U.S. Department of Transportation, which has been working on rescinding the rules since last December, said in statement this week that its analysis showed the...
  • DeSantis’s Challenge: When, and How, to Counterattack Trump

    02/12/2023 11:58:09 AM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 12, 2023, 12:45 p.m. ET | Michael C. Bender and Maggie Haberman
    Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida prizes preparation and the way it allows him to control his political narrative. But suddenly, he was on the verge of going off message. He had traveled to a Central Florida warehouse this past week to promote a $2 billion tax cut proposal when he was confronted with the inevitable: an especially ugly attack from former President Donald J. Trump that seemed to warrant a strong response. Mr. Trump had insinuated on social media that Mr. DeSantis behaved inappropriately with high school girls while he was a teacher in his early 20s. As a reporter...
  • Russian Host Explodes Over U.S. Help for Ukraine: 'Should Be on Fire'

    01/28/2023 12:09:17 PM PST · by familyop · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 28, 2023 | BRENDAN COLE
    During a monologue on his radio show Polny Kontakt (Full Contact), which gradually grew in volume as it went along, Solovyov raged...He said that he had previously warned that Adolf Hitler would be "rehabilitated"..."Berlin, Paris, Madrid, London, Washington should be on fire," he said..."Did we destroy a single base on NATO territory? No. Did we conduct strikes against the vile Polish dogs?...Then why the heck do we have a stockpile of tactical and strategic nuclear weapons? To be afraid to use it?"
  • Biden would defeat Trump in 2024 but lose to Ron DeSantis: poll

    01/17/2023 4:19:37 PM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 127 replies ^ | 1/17/2023 | Mark Moore
    President Biden would easily beat former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 election matchup — but would lose if he faced off against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to a recent poll. In a rematch of the 2020 presidential contest, the 80-year-old Biden would prevail over his 76-year-old predecessor by eight percentage points in the popular vote — 49% to 41% — but would fall to the Sunshine State’s Republican governor by 45% to 42% in a head-to-head contest, the WPA Intelligence survey released Jan. 13 found.
  • Biden beats Trump, marginally trails DeSantis in new GOP poll

    01/13/2023 5:31:37 AM PST · by Drew68 · 92 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/12/2013 | Marc Caputo
    Florida Gov. DeSantis is emerging as a bigger potential threat to President Biden than former President Trump, polls indicate. Though he’s not as well-known to voters overall, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is emerging as a bigger potential threat to President Joe Biden than former President Donald Trump, according to a new nationwide poll conducted for the conservative Club for Growth. The poll shows Trump losing to Biden 41-48% — an 8-percentage point disadvantage for the Republican that’s outside the poll’s 3-point error margin. But in a head-to-head matchup against DeSantis, Biden gets 42% of the theoretical vote compared to 45%...
  • Biden would defeat Trump in 2024 but lose to Ron DeSantis: poll

    01/18/2023 3:02:44 PM PST · by TBP · 56 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 17, 2023 | Mark Moore
    President Biden would easily beat former President Donald Trump in a hypothetical 2024 election matchup — but would lose if he faced off against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, according to a recent poll. In a rematch of the 2020 presidential contest, the 80-year-old Biden would prevail over his 76-year-old predecessor by eight percentage points in the popular vote — 49% to 41% — but would fall to the Sunshine State’s Republican governor by 45% to 42% in a head-to-head contest, the WPA Intelligence survey released Jan. 13 found. Trump announced Nov. 15 that he would mount a third consecutive run...
  • Davos Speaker Details The ‘Horrific’ Costs Of Mining Key Metal Used In Electric Car Batteries

    01/18/2023 7:11:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 17, 2023 6:07 PM ET | HAROLD HUTCHISON
    A speaker at the World Economic Forum (WEF) held at Davos, Switzerland, said Tuesday that mining cobalt, a material vital for the batteries used by electric cars, had “horrific” costs. “The question about mining is — we mine for cobalt and we don’t recognize that cobalt mining has a catastrophic impact if it’s — if it’s, you know, local cobalt mining or even if it’s large-scale cobalt mining, it’s really horrific,” Alan Dangour, the Wellcome Trust’s director for climate and health, said during a panel titled “Protecting the Climate Vulnerable.” Cobalt is one of several metals and minerals critical for...
  • Now we're raiding arms in Israel to send to Ukraine

    01/18/2023 7:29:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 18, 2023 | Jazz Shaw
    So just how badly are we depleting our own arsenal of military hardware as we keep sending more and more arms to Ukraine? You rarely hear a peep about this from our swamp-dwellers in Washington, but our supplies, particularly ammunition, are obviously running low. This week we tapped into an infrequently-mentioned stockpile that we keep in Israel for short-notice use, both for American missions in the Middle East and for our Israeli allies during emergencies.
  • Boebert’s backers urge her to ‘tone down the nasty rhetoric’ [AP concern trolls are very, very concerned]

    01/08/2023 12:20:38 PM PST · by kiryandil · 85 replies
    Associated Pravda ^ | January 8, 2023 | Jesse Bedayn
    RIFLE, Colo. (AP) — Debbie Hartman voted for Lauren Boebert for Congress in 2020 and again in 2022, delighted by Boebert’s unequivocal defense of cultural issues that animate the Republican Party’s far right flank. But as Hartman shopped recently at a supermarket in this Rocky Mountain ranching outpost, she had one piece of advice for the Colorado lawmaker. “Tone down the nasty rhetoric on occasion and just stick with the point at hand,” said Hartman, 65, a veterinary tech assistant. That sentiment reflects Boebert’s challenge as she begins her second term in the House. In her relatively short time in...
  • Ukraine Can Win the War. But the Cost May Be Too High for the West.

    12/20/2022 10:04:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 86 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 11, 2022 | Daniel Michaels
    Ukrainian leaders have vowed to retake all territory occupied by Russia, prompting a debate over what would be necessary for Ukraine to win and evict Moscow’s forces. The answer is primarily military because Russia is only going to abandon its hard-won gains if its troops suffer catastrophic losses, military strategists say. Behind those talks about weapons and ammunition is a deeper political question as Ukraine’s battlefield fortunes rely heavily on the willingness of Western governments to continue their multibillion-dollar military assistance to Kyiv. And pushing Russian forces out of the entrenched positions they hold in more than 15% of Ukraine’s...
  • Trump releases video after NFT backlash…

    12/15/2022 11:47:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    Truth Social ^ | 15 December 2022 | Donald J. Trump
    6:48 VIDEO AT LINK.....................
  • Trump's shameless money grab: Donald's anticipated 'MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT' turns out to be sweepstake for his $99 Superman baseball cards - as his popularity craters just weeks after announcing 2024 run

    12/15/2022 12:18:34 PM PST · by thegagline · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/2022 | Morgan Phillips, Geoff Earle
    Donald Trump left his supporters on the edge of their seats when he touted a 'major announcement' just weeks after he revealed his run for president again in 2024. Speculation swirled that it could be the announcement of a rally after a pause since the midterms or a move that could upend the Republican primaries. Despite the anticipation, it turned out to be a line of his own digital trading cards, costing $99 each and featuring him in various poses - including Superman and as a cowboy with a hunting rifle. 'They will be gone, I believe, very quickly!' Trump...
  • DeSantis holds 14-point lead over Trump in hypothetical match-up: poll

    12/15/2022 9:35:16 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 14, 2024 | JARED GANS
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) leads former President Trump by 14 points in a hypothetical 2024 GOP primary match-up, according to a new poll. The Wall Street Journal survey released on Wednesday found that DeSantis leads Trump among likely Republican voters, 52 percent to 38 percent. DeSantis also has an advantage in his approval rating, with 84 percent of Republicans surveyed having a favorable view of him. By comparison, 71 percent said they have a favorable view of Trump. DeSantis’s name recognition also appears strong, as only about 10 percent of likely GOP primary voters said they did not know...
  • U.S. Patriot missiles will be sent to Ukraine - Will these help? Scott Ritter

    12/14/2022 6:00:55 PM PST · by Cathi · 45 replies
    Judging Freedom ^ | December 14, 2022 | Scott Ritter
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  • Who is Elon Musk...and why is his past not relevant? (Vanity)

    12/14/2022 4:16:01 PM PST · by yelostar · 62 replies
    self | December 14, 2022 | yelostar
    With all the fanboy Musk-As-Savior tributes on FR, maybe it's an appropriate time to look at his family and business history.Elon Reeve Musk is the son of Maye Musk and Errol Musk. from Wikipedia: The (Musk) family traces its origins to England where the surname was adopted by Elon's paternal ancestors in the 16th century. The family was part of the small number of British immigrants to South Africa in the early-to-mid twentieth century; Elon's paternal great-grandmother was descended from Dutch Free Burghers, while his maternal great-grandparent originated from Switzerland. The surname Reeve traces back in the peerage to at...
  • The Anti-Woke Right Is Losing Its Religion

    12/12/2022 2:21:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    New Republic ^ | December 12, 2022 | Charlotte Kilpatrick
    As conservatives increasingly turn to secular culture war outrages to fire up their base, it would seem that God is no longer their co-pilot.If a single image could encapsulate the Trump era, perhaps it is the infamous photo of the former president standing alone on a sidewalk in front of a boarded-up church with a stern expression and a Bible in his hand. The shot was captured in June 2020, shortly after police had used tear gas to clear Black Lives Matter protestors from Lafayette Park outside the White House, where they had gathered to voice their anger about the...
  • [Just a Miserable] Under 20% Of Americans Approve Of Trump’s Dinner With Nick Fuentes, New Poll Finds

    12/07/2022 2:57:22 PM PST · by Words Matter · 85 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 7, 2022 | Sara Dorn
    TOPLINE Less than a quarter of Americans from both parties approve of former President Donald Trump’s dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes, according to a new YouGov/Yahoo survey that also found less than half of Republicans think Trump is stronger now than he was in 2020, as the former president faces a string of controversies since announcing his 2024 candidacy

    12/07/2022 10:12:13 AM PST · by RandFan · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/22 6:00 AM ET | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Republicans who want to move on from Donald Trump are smelling blood after a series of self-destructive errors by the former president that they think is opening the door for GOP rivals to challenge and defeat him in a 2024 presidential primary. The GOP lawmakers say Trump looks increasingly vulnerable in a primary after what they describe as his erratic behavior in recent weeks, which has raised new doubts about his ability to beat President Biden or any other Democrat in a general election. Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) said Trump’s most recent self-inflicted wound — in which...
  • Ukraine Makes US and NATO Run Out of Weapons

    11/28/2022 4:53:08 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 45 replies
    Firstpost via Youtube ^ | 11/28/22 | Staff
    Kyiv relies entirely on its allies for weapons. That’s not a position any country fighting a war for its existence should be in – relying on others for its defense needs. NATO was unprepared for a big war, especially with Russia. ...