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  • Trump demands election loser Kari Lake ‘be installed’ as Arizona governor

    11/28/2022 10:32:05 AM PST · by thefactor · 118 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/28/2022 | Caitlin Doornbos
    Former President Donald Trump again rejected the result of Arizona’s gubernatorial election Monday, calling for Republican Kari Lake to be declared the winner due to a supposed “criminal voting operation.” “Massive numbers of ‘BROKEN’ voting machines in Republican Districts on Election Day. Mechanics sent in to ‘FIX’ them made them worse,” Trump, 76, said in a Truth Social post without offering evidence. “Kari had to be taken to a Democrat area, which was working perfectly, to vote. Her opponent ran the Election.” Trump added it was “SO OBVIOUS” that Lake, 53, should not have lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs, Arizona’s...
  • White House backs China protesters, silent on calls for Xi removal

    11/28/2022 10:44:30 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/28/2022 | Steven Nelson
    The Biden administration said Monday that Chinese protesters are right to call for an end to draconian COVID-19 lockdowns — without endorsing widespread calls for Beijing’s authoritarian President Xi Jinping to resign. Videos published over the weekend showed large protests across China in the most significant challenge to Communist Party rule in more than 30 years — with crowds in the capital Beijing and largest city Shanghai chanting that Xi should step down. Some footage showed protests descending into near-riots against police, while in pandemic epicenter Wuhan, protesters removed fencing reportedly intended for lockdowns. “We’ve long said everyone has the...
  • Kari Lake and the last stand of the election deniers (BARF)

    11/28/2022 10:38:43 AM PST · by bitt · 49 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/28/2022 | GREGORY WALLANCE
    According to the political website FiveThirtyEight, “the vast majority of election-denying candidates who lost their races have conceded.” They no more deserve applause than would arsonists who, at the last minute, decide to fight the fire that they had set. But unlike these candidates, Kari Lake, the two-fisted, election-denying Republican nominee for governor of Arizona, adamantly refuses to concede even though the Associated Press declared that she lost the election by 17,000 votes. No surprise there because Lake had vowed during the campaign only to accept a result in which she was the winner — in other words, “heads I...
  • Some Democrats Worry Joe Biden Is Too Old for a Reelection Campaign

    11/28/2022 7:55:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbard ^ | 11/28/2022 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    Some Democrats have publicly expressed that President Joe Biden is simply too old to potentially launch a 2024 reelection bid in the coming months. Biden, who turned 80 years old on November 20th, is the oldest president in U.S. history, achieving that mark when he was inaugurated at age 78 in 2021. Democrats are worried his record old age in office may be a limiting factor if he decides to run again for reelection.
  • In post-Roe America, pilots take the abortion battle to the skies

    11/28/2022 6:47:29 AM PST · by Salman · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Nov 27, 2022 | Elly Fishman
    From 1,800 feet in the air, the pilot of this tiny, four-seater plane points to a stretch of land marked by a smattering of farms and one arterial road. “That’s the Wisconsin border,” he says. “Doesn’t look like much from up here.” But that sliver of land now marks a barrier between legal and illegal abortion care after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The pilot is part of a growing network of pilots who, through a fledgling Illinois nonprofit, are volunteering time, equipment and expertise to help connect people with abortion care. But there are risks, too, from...
  • European officials say US profiting from Ukraine war, call Inflation Reduction Act 'very worrying'

    11/27/2022 9:39:36 PM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 26 Nov 2022 | Chris Pandolfo |
    Top European officials have attacked President Biden's actions amid the ongoing war in Ukraine and have even questioned whether the United States remains an ally as gas prices soar and U.S. green energy policies have put Europeans into "full-blown panic mode," according to a report. European officials, speaking anonymously to Politico, accused the U.S. of "profiting" off of Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and complained that green subsidies and taxes included in the Inflation Reduction Act have deteriorated relationships between the U.S. and European allies....
  • Apache historian questions official narratives: ‘How is it possible that 120 soldiers cut off the feet of 8,000 of our brave Indigenous people?’

    11/27/2022 6:17:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 124 replies
    El Pais ^ | 26/11/22 | Vicente G. Olaya
    Alfonso Borrego is the great-grandson of Geronimo, a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache people. Geronimo was known for his fearlessness – he resisted both the Mexican and American militaries when they attempted to remove his people from their tribal lands in the late-1800s. Borrego, 66, has spent years researching what happened to his people and his great-grandfather. While speaking with EL PAÍS, he discusses the various conflicting narratives that have been pushed over the past century. Some say that the Spanish drove the Indigenous to near-extinction in the United States, while others suggest...
  • Climate cult meets reparations lunacy

    11/27/2022 5:46:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2022 | By Tom Basile
    OPINION: In case you’re keeping track, last week the Biden administration did something else they said they’d never do. But succumbing to pressure from Europe is expected when abdicating American leadership. Our jet-setting climate czar, John Kerry, agreed on your behalf, at a meeting of folks who specialize in bilking America, to create what amounts to a climate reparations fund. The fund is intended to compensate those nations in the developing world that have allegedly suffered the ill effects of global climate change because of productive Western economies. It seems that punishing success is more than a domestic political trend....
  • 'We're not having any. We're celebrating!' Biden says he's delayed plans to discuss a 2024 run with his family during Thanksgiving trip to Nantucket - as he goes shopping on Small Business Saturday

    11/27/2022 12:41:12 AM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 27 2022 | EMILY GOODIN, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER ON NANTUCKET and NIKKI SCHWAB, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL RE
    President Joe Biden said Saturday that he'd tabled plans to discuss a 2024 run with his family during their Thanksgiving trip to Nantucket - spending the day shopping on the island instead. 'We're not having any, we're celebrating!' Biden told reporters when asked how those 2024 discussions were going as he walked from store to store downtown. DailyMail.com later asked him if he'd made a decision about launching a reelection bid.
  • Kevin McCarthy could face a floor fight for speaker. That hasn’t happened in a century.

    11/26/2022 10:38:43 PM PST · by blueplum · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 26 Nov 2022 | Kyle Stewart and Scott Wong
    The last time a vote for speaker went to multiple ballots on the House floor was in 1923. The longest was 133 ballots over two months.... ...In this game of chicken, if the conservatives don’t blink and McCarthy refuses to back down, it could result in a chaotic floor fight with House members taking multiple votes for speaker — something that has not happened in a century. Here are other examples throughout history where the speaker's gavel didn't come easy....
  • EU officials slam Biden administration for ‘profiting’ off Ukraine war

    11/26/2022 8:36:56 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 18 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/26/22 | Jacob Geanous
    A collection of high-ranking European officials are fed up with the Biden administration for what they view as war profiteering during the conflict in Ukraine. The comments come amid rising gas prices and mounting tension toward US legislation that offers tax credits to those who “Buy American.” Meanwhile, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is pushing European economies toward recession while the US is benefitting, some officials claim. “The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from this war is the US because they are selling more gas and at higher prices, and because they...
  • Gen Z has earned a seat at the table

    11/26/2022 10:56:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    The hill ^ | 11/26/2022 | EVE LEVENSON
    It’s clear that Generation Z has earned a seat at the table. We’ve led the social movements that have shaped our current politic climate and helped elect President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris into office. Our growing political power is driven by our unique perspective on the future as we ask ourselves: What does the future hold? Too often, as young people we are underestimated due to our age, but in reality many of us have years of experience and our youth and age is not a detriment, but an asset providing our perspective as members of the...
  • The great American ‘homewashing’ is happening under our noses

    11/26/2022 9:35:56 AM PST · by EBH · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/22 | Cornelius Hurley,
    The most prominent purveyor of homewashing is the massive government-sponsored enterprise known as the Federal Home Loan Banks. There are 11 regional FHLBs from Boston to San Francisco and points in between. They and their 6,500 member institutions follow a simple business model. The FHLBs borrow at a deep discount due to their government status. They then pass part of the government subsidized discount on to their members in the form of low-cost advances. As of Sept. 30, the FHLBs had over $1 trillion in taxpayer-subsidized debt outstanding. Subsidized advances to members stood at $655 billion, an 86 percent increase...
  • Opinion: Rich nations have promised to pay for the climate crisis – but will they?

    11/26/2022 7:02:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 26, 2022 | By Gordon Brown
    On Sunday, loud cheers from Sharm el-Sheikh greeted the announcement of a new initiative – the global loss and damage fund – to right historical wrongs by compensating climate-hit developing countries. This breakthrough brought back memories of another, the £100bn a year agreed at the 2009 Copenhagen climate summit to help poor countries mitigate the effects of the climate crisis. That money has never fully materialised. If our 13 years’ experience of the £100bn fund that never was is anything to go by, eulogies of praise will soon turn into allegations of betrayal. But there is a way forward if...
  • If DeSantis Wins the Nomination, Trump Will Endorse Him (hurl)

    11/25/2022 8:46:18 PM PST · by NeverCheney · 92 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 11/23/22 | Jonathan Chait
    Former Trump Justice Department head William Barr, in the course of reiterating his strong preference that his party nominate a less deranged presidential candidate next time, expressed a fear that has been in wide circulation: If defeated in the primary, Donald Trump “will burn the whole house down by leading ‘his people’ out of the GOP.” One version of this is that Trump will either form a third party or simply refuse to endorse another Republican, thereby dooming his party’s chances. Those of us considering the question from a less friendly standpoint than Barr — I consider the Republican Party...
  • Why fewer states than ever could pick the next president

    11/25/2022 11:55:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/23/2022 | Ronald Brownstein
    CNN — The results of this month’s election point toward a 2024 presidential contest that will likely be decided by a tiny sliver of voters in a rapidly shrinking list of swing states realistically within reach for either party. With only a few exceptions, this year’s results showed each side further consolidating its hold over the states that already lean in its direction. And in 2024 that will likely leave control of the White House in the hands of a very small number of states that are themselves divided almost exactly in half between the parties – a list that...
  • San Francisco’s perverse incentive to identify as transgender

    11/25/2022 2:26:50 PM PST · by karpov · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 25, 2022 | Jay Richards & Jamie Hall
    Imagine that a progressive American city creates a financial incentive for residents to “transition” from man to woman or from woman to man. That’s exactly what San Francisco has just done with a program called Guaranteed Income for Transgender People, or GIFT . This is like using a fire hose to spray a burning skyscraper with gasoline. Talk about perverse incentives. Anyone want to bet that, if this program expands, the number of San Francisco’s poor who say they identify as transgender also will expand? Of course, San Francisco already is a lab for bad policy ideas. But giving guaranteed...
  • US officials pressured Canada to stop ‘Freedom Convoy,’ new testimony reveals

    11/25/2022 6:22:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/25/2022 | Victor Nava
    op Biden administration officials pressed their Canadian counterparts to clear truckers blockading parts of the United States’s northern border during protests in January. A public inquiry into the Canadian government’s decision to use emergency powers to clear the “Freedom Convoy” protesters revealed on Thursday that frantic phone calls were placed by Washington to Ottawa in an effort to open up choked-off supply lines. “They are very, very, very worried,” Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland wrote in an email to her staff after a Feb. 10 phone call from White House National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, according to Politico. “If...
  • Europe accuses US of profiting from war

    11/25/2022 11:20:41 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | NOVEMBER 24, 2022 | BARBARA MOENS, JAKOB HANKE VELA AND JACOPO BARIGAZZI
    Nine months after invading Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is beginning to fracture the West. Top European officials are furious with Joe Biden’s administration and now accuse the Americans of making a fortune from the war, while EU countries suffer. “The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from this war is the U.S. because they are selling more gas and at higher prices, and because they are selling more weapons,” one senior official told POLITICO. The explosive comments — backed in public and private by officials, diplomats and ministers elsewhere — follow mounting anger...
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election in Alaska, fending off Trump-backed challenge after a ranked-choice runoff

    11/23/2022 5:31:54 PM PST · by FarCenter · 89 replies
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won re-election in Alaska, dealing former President Donald Trump another loss in what has largely been a miserable midterm cycle for his hand-picked candidates in competitive Senate races. Murkowski, one of only seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump at his second impeachment trial, survived a challenge from Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka, a former Alaska Department of Administration commissioner, in the state’s first Senate election to be decided by ranked-choice voting. Rather than limiting voters to one choice, the format allows for candidates to be ranked in order of preference. Neither Murkowski nor Tshibaka, the top two-vote...