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  • House GOP locates emails, texts showing Pelosi office directly involved in failed Jan. 6 security

    12/21/2022 5:08:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Just the News ^ | Updated: December 21, 2022 - 7:37pm | John Solomon
    House Republicans have gathered a trove of text and email messages revealing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office was directly involved in the creation and editing of the Capitol security plan that failed during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot and that security officials later declared they had been "denied again and again" the resources needed to protect one of the nation’s most important homes of democracy. The internal communications were made public Wednesday in a report compiled by Republican Reps. Rodney Davis, Jim Banks, Troy Nehls, Jim Jordan and Kelly Armstrong that encompasses the results of months of investigation they...
  • Thousands take part in anti-government protest in Moldova

    09/18/2022 9:49:10 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/18/2022 | Reuters
    CHISNAU, Sept. 18 (Reuters)-At least 5,000 people rallied in Moldova's capital on Sunday, demanding the resignation of the government and pro-Western President Maia Sandu...
  • Shoigu, after a "pause"...... announced sabotage at an ammunition depot in the Crimea

    08/16/2022 3:51:15 AM PDT · by · 60 replies ^ | 16.08.2022 | Daria Durova
    Shoigu, after a "pause", announced sabotage at an ammunition depot in the Crimea The Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation said that the cause of the explosions on the morning of August 16 in the occupied Crimea was sabotage. This version was announced by the invaders only a few hours after the explosion. A new explanation of the "clap" was published by the press service of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation. The ministry claims that as a result of the explosions, damage was caused to power lines, power plants, residential buildings and a number of other...
  • Joe, Playing Vaccine Politics Won’t Lead to Solution

    09/16/2021 10:39:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 16, 2021 | Jonah Goldberg
    Maybe President Biden should handle COVID-19 the way he’s handled Afghanistan. It’s a strange thought, given how badly he botched the US withdrawal. But at least Afghanistan Joe had a clear idea about what we needed to do. COVID Joe has no such exit strategy. He’s making it up as he goes. SNIP Biden relishes this fight. He’s already achieved one of his goals — to change the subject from handing Afghanistan to the Taliban in time for the anniversary of 9/11. But the other political calculation is that he doesn’t need the support of people ideologically (and foolishly) opposed...
  • Persistent Inflation Threatens The Recovery

    07/06/2021 2:02:36 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    Real Investment Advice ^ | 7-6-2021 | Patrick Hill
    “Our company has had to deal with import delays due to backlogged West Coast ports, higher domestic freight costs, and a labor shortage at distribution centers that has prompted wage increases. Earlier this year, we thought, or maybe we hoped, that some of the industry wide supply-chain issues would have started to settle down by now. But that clearly hasn’t happened. In fact, the whole global supply situation seems to have gotten maybe even a little bit worse.”John Crimmins, chief financial officer of Burlington Stores Inc., 5/27/21 Crimmins’s observation summarizes how business costs are driving persistent inflation due to multiple...
  • At least eight killed in mass shooting at San Jose rail yard union meeting

    05/26/2021 10:58:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    nypost ^ | 05/26/2021 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    A gunman opened fire on a union meeting at a train yard close to San Jose’s airport Wednesday morning — leaving at least eight people dead and “multiple people” injured, according to officials and reports. The suspect, believed to be a 50-year-old male, attacked the VTA Light Rail Facility on West Younger Avenue around 6:30 a.m. local time during a union gathering and then killed himself, according to the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office and the Los Angeles Times, which cited law enforcement sources.
  • U.S. Conducts Defensive Precision Strike

    02/25/2021 5:47:11 PM PST · by C210N · 72 replies
    Dept of Defense ^ | 2/25/21 | Dept of Defense
    “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel. Specifically, the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kait’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kait’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS). This proportionate military response was conducted together with diplomatic measures, including consultation with Coalition partners. The operation sends an unambiguous message: President Biden will act to...
  • Justin Trudeau Pledges Ban on ‘Military-Grade’ Semiautomatic Rifles

    09/20/2019 9:31:10 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 September 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged a ban on “military-grade” semiautomatic rifles in an attempt to redirect his campaign after his blackface controversy. City News reports that Trudeau announced the rifle ban on Friday in Greektown, Toronto, the area of the city in which a gunman shot 15 people, killing two, last year. Trudeau said, “We know you do not need a military-grade assault weapon – one designed to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time – to take down a deer.” His ban includes a two-year amnesty for current owners of the rifles....
  • Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban

    03/21/2019 1:33:36 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03-21-19 | Gabriella Borter
    Mississippi’s Republican governor signed one of America’s strictest abortion bills on Thursday banning women from obtaining an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can often occur before a woman even realizes she is pregnant. Dubbed the ‘heartbeat bill,’ this is the second legislative attempt in less than a year aimed at restricting abortions in a state with a single abortion clinic. In a tweet earlier this week, Governor Phil Bryant thanked the state’s legislature for “protecting the unborn” by passing the bill and sending it to him for his signature.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger comes to John McCain's defense, body shames Trump

    03/21/2019 7:23:45 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 21-03-19 | Daniel Javita
    Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger came to the late Sen. John McCain's defense after President Trump spent the last week attacking his old critic. Schwarzenegger, 71, the Austrian-born politician who rose to fame with the U.S. by his roles in "Conan the Barbarian" and the "Terminator" movies, said the type of vitriol coming from the president is unbecoming of the office. “[McCain] was just an unbelievable person,” Schwarzenegger told the Atlantic. “So an attack on him is absolutely unacceptable if he’s alive or dead — but even twice as unacceptable since he passed away a few months ago. It doesn’t...
  • Eric Trump accuses CNN, New York Times of 'presidential harassment' in 'Fox & Friends' interview

    03/20/2019 10:49:26 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 4 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-20-19 | Victor Garcia
    Eric Trump criticized social media platforms, said CNN is hurting the United States and accused the New York Times of “presidential harassment” while talking to “Fox & Friends” Wednesday. “It only goes one way. If you’re on the left you’re totally protected. If you’re on the right they absolutely try to kill you,” Trump said about social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Trump echoed the sentiments of his father, the president, and brother Donald Trump Jr. who have been vocal about bias among social media
  • Nancy Pelosi smacks down de Blasio’s 2020 bid

    03/20/2019 10:30:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-20-19 | Nolan Hicks
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered a searing response Wednesday when asked about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s nascent presidential campaign — as the mayor stood nearby. “I always say when somebody is serious about running, I’ll be serious about commenting on it,” she said. “Well handled,” responded the mayor, trying to play down the slap.
  • Gillibrand: Give Social Security to illegal immigrants

    03/20/2019 9:33:48 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03-20-2019 | Joseph Simonson
    Democratic presidential candidate Kirstin Gillibrand wants to expand Social Security to people living in the United States illegally. "First, we need comprehensive immigration reform," the 2020 hopeful and New York senator said during a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa. "If you are in this country now you must have the right to pay into Social Security, to pay your taxes, to pay into the local school system and to have a pathway to citizenship. That must happen." Gillibrand's comments are striking given her past as an immigration hawk. In 2009, the New York senator voted to increase funding for ICE...
  • Ten legit public policy questions to ask Ilhan Omar

    03/19/2019 6:21:07 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03-19-19 | Majid Mohammadi
    Every American citizen has the right to ask public policy questions from his lawmakers in the public sphere. Lawmakers also have the right to answer or refuse. Ms. Ilhan Omar is not an exception because she is a Muslim. Our Congress is not a safe zone for Muslims or any other group. Here are my ten questions: 1. Why don't you defend the rights of Muslim women in Somalia and other Muslim-majority countries?

    03/19/2019 6:12:20 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 03-19-19 | SHANE CROUCHER
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused President Donald Trump of signaling to white supremacists that he would “look the other way” as they commit acts of violence. After the New Zealand mosque shootings by an self-described white supremacist, a reporter asked Trump if he saw white nationalism as a rising threat around the world. “I don't really. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems,” Trump replied, before saying he did not at that time know much about the details of the New Zealand attack but that it was "certainly a terrible thing.”
  • For the media to say that Trump hasn’t condemned neo-Nazis and white supremacists is ‘not true’

    03/19/2019 6:06:12 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 10 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-19-19 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway and Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen butted heads during the Special Report “All-Star” panel over President Donald Trump’s response to the anti-Muslim shootings that took place in New Zealand last week. On Friday, President Trump expressed his condolences on Twitter for the 49 people who were shot in mosques by a white nationalist, but later dismissed the idea to reporters that white nationalism was “on the rise.” Thiessen began by calling the efforts made by Democrats and the media to link Trump to the terror attack “absurd,” but insisted that he’s “vulnerable” to such...
  • Trump calls Biden ‘another low I.Q. individual’ after 2020 slip

    03/18/2019 7:24:37 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-18-19 | Mark Moore March 18, 2019 | 10:07am
    President Trump called former Vice President Joe Biden “another low I.Q. individual” for accidentally admitting in a speech on Saturday that he was entering the Democratic presidential race. “Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President. Get used to it, another low I.Q. individual!” Trump tweeted Monday. Speaking at a Delaware Democratic Party fundraiser, Biden defended his political stance against critics who say he would be a moderate if he ran among the current crop of Democratic candidates.
  • Cory Booker pledges to undo Trump's 'un-American' trans military ban

    03/18/2019 7:36:52 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | 03-18-19 | Charlie Neibergall
    Democratic White House hopeful Cory Booker said Sunday night he would reverse President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military if elected president. Speaking to a crowd of more than 300 voters in Davenport, the New Jersey senator answered a question posed by a woman who identified herself as transgender about what he would do to protect LGBTQ rights as president. “When I am president of the United States, right away I will end this ridiculous, insulting, un-American ban on transgender Americans serving in the military,” he said to cheers from the crowd.
  • Trump lashes out at GM and Ohio union official, calling for 'fast' action to reopen plant

    03/18/2019 7:29:36 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-18-19 | Jacob Pramuk
    President Donald Trump targeted both General Motors and an Ohio union official on Sunday over an assembly plant that the automaker closed earlier this month. His tweet amplifies the public pressure on GM to restart operations at the Lordstown, Ohio facility. Trump has frequently used his platform to push companies to take his preferred actions. Earlier this year, he threatened to cut the company's subsidies after it announced plans to slash production at several U.S. plants. On Sunday, Trump said he spoke to GM CEO Mary Barra about the facility and "asked her to sell it or do something quickly."...
  • Another Biden gaffe? Former VP claims he's 'most progressive' Dem 'running'

    03/17/2019 9:11:38 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 03-17-19 | Louis Casiano
    Former Vice President Joe Biden told a Delaware audience Saturday he has the "most progressive" record of any Democrat "running" -- or at least considering a run, as Biden isn't yet officially in the race. The apparent slip-up came during a speech to members of the state's Democratic Party, where he argued that recent criticism he'd received from progressives was unfounded. "I'm told I get criticized by the 'New Left,' " Biden told the audience. "I have the most progressive record of anybody running for the ... anybody who would run."