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  • Inspector General Report: NIH Threw EcoHealth Alliance Millions Of Tax Dollars To Study Coronaviruses, Then Didn’t Supervise

    01/26/2023 6:54:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/26/2023 | Jordan Boyd
    The inspector general found that NIH and EcoHealth Alliance failed to comply with federal standards when it came to the Wuhan lab.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) did not give proper oversight to EcoHealth Alliance even after it awarded the organization millions of dollars to study bat coronaviruses, a new 72-page report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General found.More than a year and a half after the OIG announced an investigation into the NIH’s funding of the Wuhan lab suspected of playing a role in the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the inspector general officially...
  • Colorado Condemns Baker Jack Phillips For Being A Devout Christian, Again: This Time for Refusing to Bake a Cake Celebrating Transgenderism.

    01/26/2023 6:52:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/26/2023 | Jordan Boyd
    “Phillips works with all people and always decides whether to take a project based on what message a cake will express, not who is requesting it,” an ADF press release states.Masterpiece Cakeshop owner and devout Christian Jack Phillips is facing another bout of legal persecution after the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that he violated the state’s anti-discrimination laws for refusing to bake a cake celebrating transgenderism. A three-judge panel determined on Thursday that Phillips’s firmly held belief that “God designed people male and female” is moot when it comes to his family business’s decision to decline the sales of...
  • Rand Paul, GOP Senators Push Bill To Reinstate Military Service Members Fired For Refusing COVID Vaccines

    01/26/2023 6:42:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Summit News ^ | 01/26/2023 | Steve Watson
    GOP Senator Rand Paul has joined others in promoting an updated bill to reinstate military service members who were previously fired for refusing to comply with the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccine mandate.The legislation, named the Allowing Military Exemptions, Recognizing Individual Concerns About New Shots (AMERICANS) Act of 2023, includes a requirement that the Secretary of Defense offer reinstatement to active members who were removed from duty for not taking the shots.Senator Paul noted “The COVID-19 vaccine mandate has ruined the livelihoods of men and women who have honorably served our country. This inept bureaucratic policy should have never been imposed,...
  • IRS Alerts Taxpayers They Must Answer a New Question On Tax Forms Or Face Consequences

    01/26/2023 6:38:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/26/2023 | Tom Ozimek
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an alert to taxpayers on Tuesday, reminding them that they must report all digital asset-related income and answer a new digital asset question on their 2022 federal income tax return or face consequences such as delayed refunds or even penalties.The IRS said in a Jan. 24 release that a key change on 1040 forms this year is that the agency has replaced the term “virtual currency” with “digital assets,” in addition to some other modifications to the wording.The “Yes” or “No” question, which was expanded and revised this year to update terminology, reads as...
  • It’s an awkward conversation, but you have to talk to other parents about guns, experts say (barf alert)

    01/26/2023 6:13:32 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2023 | Madeline Holcombe
    ...When you do talk to other families about your child going to their home or riding in their car, you want to make sure you find out if any guns they have are stored safely — meaning they are secured in a safe and unloaded, Crifasi said. ...When her daughter is going to meet with a new friend, Thomas said she likes to lay out all the safety information for that family. She mentions how many dogs they have, that there’s an alarm on the pool, that guns are stored unloaded in a safe separate from ammunition, and that alcohol...
  • Biden’s Dishonest Border Crisis Victory Lap — It Hasn’t Been Fixed!

    01/26/2023 5:48:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2023 | Mark Krikorian
    Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security declared victory over the border crisis this week as a result of recent policy changes. They may come to wish they hadn’t. With Eric Adams and other sanctuary mayors bemoaning the effects on their cities from a tiny sliver of the border surge, the administration responded with Biden’s short drop-in at the border, and certain policy changes. Those measures, billed as “New Border Enforcement Actions,” included applying Title 42 automatic expulsions to border-jumpers from four countries that had been exempt: Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Haiti. That’s good as far as it goes. The number...
  • Favorite Diamond or Stone Songs,in titles or Lyrics.Tell us your Favorites .Freeper Canteen 1~27~23

    01/26/2023 5:47:30 PM PST · by fatima · 83 replies
    ~Favorite Diamond and Stone Songs~ Lorde - Royals (US Version)*Video*Like a Rolling Stone *Video*
  • 'White' federal workers would no longer include Middle Eastern, North African heritage under new Biden plan

    01/26/2023 4:18:21 PM PST · by House Atreides · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2023 | Peter Kasperowicz
    ,OMB says federal workers of Middle Eastern or North African descent don't have the 'same lived experience' as White people. The Biden administration is proposing a change to the way it collects data on federal workers that would allow employees to identify themselves as of Middle Eastern or North African descent, instead of identifying themselves as "White." The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Thursday announced a series of proposed changes to the race/ethnicity data that it has kept since 1977. The OMB said changes are warranted because people’s preferences relating to how they identify themselves have changed. The...
  • Rents Spike for Americans as Biden’s Migrants Fill Apartments

    01/26/2023 3:38:38 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/26/2023 | Neil Munro
    Half of American renters — or 25 million people — now spend more than 30 percent of their pre-tax income on housing amid President Joe Biden’s wage-cutting, rent-spiking welcome for mass migration. “The national average rent-to-income (RTI) reached 30% for the first time in our 20+ years of tracking history, up 1.5% from year-ago,” said a housing report by the Wall Street firm of Moody’s Analytics. “Rent … rose faster than incomes” in 75 metro areas, the report said.
  • Biden Repeatedly Calls Dem Rep. Don Beyer by Wrong Name in Echo of ‘Where’s Jackie?’ Gaffe

    01/26/2023 3:03:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2023 | Steven Nelson Social Links for Steven Nelson VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED
    President Biden called Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) by the name “Doug” four times Thursday during a gaffe-filled visit to the congressman’s district. “Where’s Doug? Congressman?” the 80-year-old president asked while giving a speech on the economy. “He’s around here somewhere,” Biden said as he searched the crowd. “Oh, there you are. Doug, thanks for the passport into town. Doug and I have something in common, we both married way above our station.” The uncomfortable moment recalled the infamous September exchange when Biden asked “Where’s Jackie?” as he searched for the late Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) in a crowd, despite publicly...
  • Savage Catholic nun stops burglary— What she did will SHOCK you

    01/26/2023 2:04:14 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/26/2023 | Benny Johnson
    Twitter: "Quick thinking nun stops burglary."
  • Baltimore police using less force amid ongoing reform effort

    01/26/2023 1:28:32 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-26-2023 | AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Since the Baltimore Police Department started overhauling its practices through a series of court-ordered reforms in 2017, officers have become significantly less likely to use force against members of the public, such as brandishing a service weapon, deploying a stun gun or striking an uncooperative suspect into compliance. But the agency still needs to improve its ability to hold wayward officers accountable and address a dire staffing shortage, according to testimony Thursday in federal court in Baltimore. With a mix of praise and admonishment, the discussion focused on recent developments in a yearslong effort to enact sweeping...
  • Advocates defend drag queen’s participation in Christmas parade

    01/26/2023 1:11:46 PM PST · by Deadeye Division · 20 replies
    Bellefontaine Examiner ^ | January 26. 2023 | Nate Smith
    The Tuesday, Jan. 24, regular meeting of the Bellefontaine City Council again featured a large, standing-room-only contingent of residents and advocates with strong feelings about a drag queen’s participation in the downtown Christmas parade. This time, however, it was the participants and allies that had their say. Over a dozen speakers — 17 by the council’s count — addressed city council during the meeting with arguments ranging from religious to Consititutional for why the city’s elected leaders should not take any actions to prohibit drag queens or any other LGBTQ+ participation in community gatherings, parades or celebrations. Several of the...
  • Daily Mail Briefly Commits Act of Journalism Before Deleting Story on Blockbuster Project Veritas Undercover Video

    01/26/2023 12:43:11 PM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Liberty Daily ^ | By J.D. Rucker • Jan. 26, 2023
    As corporate news outlets go, the Daily Mail is one of the least restrictive. While listed as “Right” by Media Bias Fact Check, they are really more right-leaning. But the important part is that they generally report on any and all stories rather than self-censoring like the vast majority of corporate media outlets. Today was an exception. After publishing an article about the bombshell undercover video released by Project Veritas showing a Pfizer executive spilling the beans on gain-of-function research, the publication inexplicably deleted the story. Gettr user Danny C posted, “Why did Daily Mail take down this story shortly...
  • These are the cities with the most unhoused young adults

    01/26/2023 12:16:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-26-2023 | Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech
    San Jose, Calif. has the highest ratio of unhoused young adults in the nation, according to a new study. The nonprofit United Way of the National Capital Area analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development on the number of people experiencing homeless and vacant housing units in 100 major cities. The results of the analysis were broken down in a recently released report. There were 582,462 people experiencing homelessness in January of last year marking a .3 percent increase since 2020, according to HUD data. But while anyone can experience homelessness, there...
  • Five Memphis cops charged with murder and jailed over Tyre Nichols beating death

    01/26/2023 11:53:38 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01-26-2023 | Evan Simko-Bednarski
    The five Memphis police officers fired after the fatal beating of motorist Tyre Nichols have each been charged with murder, according to local reports. The officers surrendered and were being held at the Shelby County jail, Tennessee’s Action News 5 reported Thursday. All five will face charges of aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct, and official oppression in addition to second-degree murder.
  • Dems blast Joe Biden for keeping Trump-era Title 42 for asylum seekers

    01/26/2023 11:51:41 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01-26-2023 | Caitlin Doornbos
    WASHINGTON — Dozens of House and Senate Democrats tore into President Biden Thursday for keeping in place a Trump-era immigration policy that allows the government to turn away asylum-seekers without first hearing their cases. Title 42, first implemented in March 2020 at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, allows border agents to kick migrants back across the US-Mexico frontier for public health reasons. The Biden administration has repeatedly tried to end the policy, but later backtracked as the migration crisis at the southern border exploded. “Anyone who tells you that the only way to secure our border is to punish...
  • These metros have the highest rent-to-income ratios

    01/26/2023 11:31:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-26-2023 | Gianna Melillo
    Renters living in the New York metro area have the highest rent-to-income ratio in the country at nearly 69 percent, according to a new report from Moody’s Analytics. Figures show that for the first time in over 20 years, the entire United States is rent-burdened, as the average American rent-to-income ratio reached 30 percent. The ratio reflects what percentage of a household’s income is spent on rent. That total is up 1.5 percent from last year’s estimation. New York was followed by Miami, Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Palm Beach, Fla., respectively. Northern New Jersey; Boston, Mass.;...
  • Just 27 percent in new poll say House GOP leaders are prioritizing most important issues

    01/26/2023 11:02:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-26-2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    Just over a quarter of Americans in a new poll believe House GOP leaders are focusing on the country’s most important issues, and Republicans, in particular, report dissatisfaction with the heads of their party. According to a new CNN poll, just 27 percent of Americans think House Republicans are prioritizing issues appropriately. The remaining 73 percent of Americans think the GOP leaders haven’t paid enough attention to the nation’s top problems. Almost half of the respondents who identified as Republicans and Republican-leaning independents — 42 percent — disapprove of their party’s congressional leadership, while just 22 percent on the Democrat...
  • Mitch McConnell: Joe Biden’s Recent Aid to Ukraine Is ‘Overdue’

    01/26/2023 10:47:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-26-2023 | JACOB BLISS
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday said that President Joe Biden’s latest aid package to Ukraine is “overdue.” “Well, I was happy to learn yesterday and this morning that, indeed, both the White House and their counterparts in Germany are finally moving forward with these overdue steps,” McConnell said in a floor speech in the United States Senate. “I have consistently called on the Biden Administration to be more proactive and to lead by example in delivering lethal aid like long-range weapons with greater urgency,” he added. “Germany has announced it will supply Ukraine with an initial 14...