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  • Supreme Court won’t hear case brought by a group of voters against Dominion Voting Systems and Facebook

    12/05/2022 2:07:57 PM PST · by JSM_Liberty
    CNN ^ | 11:59 AM EST, Mon December 5, 2022 | Devan Cole
    The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a case brought against Dominion Voting Systems and Facebook after the 2020 election by a group of voters who claimed the companies illegally “influenced or interfered with” the contest. Lower courts had previously rejected the case, ruling that the eight voters lacked the procedural threshold – known as standing – needed to bring the suit against parties including the Center for Tech and Civic Life, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan. “The court’s refusal to take up this case is no surprise; the lower courts threw it out...
  • SOURCES: McConnell Caves to Pelosi, Schumer, Allows JCPA Media Cartel Bailout Bill to Be Included in Defense Package

    12/05/2022 2:03:34 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/22 | Allum Bokhari and Matthew Boyle
    Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has caved to outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and will allow the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include the highly controversial media cartel bill the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), sources familiar with the matter told Breitbart News.Over objections from House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, the likely next speaker of the House come January 3 of next year, other congressional leaders acquiesced to lobbyist pressure and agreed to include the JCPA in the base text of the NDAA. McCarthy was the only member of congressional leadership to...
  • Opinion: Biden crowned world energy czar as diplomacy triumphs over Putin’s tantrums

    12/05/2022 1:44:59 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Fortune via Yahoo ^ | December 5, 2022 | By Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Steven Tian
    Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book explained how leaders and groups need each other for power: “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” President Biden has breathed new confidence into allied unity and resolve—and has in turn been strengthened by our international allies. Overcoming the self-destructive America First isolationism of our recent past, Biden has rebuilt trust through collective action. Most recently, America’s continued triumphs in international energy diplomacy—ranging from reining in OPEC+ to the successful rollout of the Russian oil price caps to helping the EU work through its...
  • Twitter Communication Reveals How ‘Hunter Biden Story’ Was Censored Using Dubious Justification, With Vijaya Gadde at the Helm: What happened (From India)

    12/05/2022 1:44:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Opindia ^ | 3 December, 2022
    The said Twitter thread detailed how the former Legal Head of the company, Vijaya Gadde, was at the helm of the censorship exercise under the garb of vague and arbitrary rules. It is pertinent to note that Gadde was accused of refusing to take down child porn even as the victim's parents had pleaded for removal.Days after Elon Musk vowed to restore public trust in Twitter, he revealed all internal communications pertaining to the censorship of the Hunter Biden story on the social media platform. The development took place on Friday (US local time) during which the new Twitter...
  • Thune: Trump call to terminate Constitution a ‘golden opportunity’ for 2024 rivals

    12/05/2022 1:33:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2022 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) told reporters Monday that he “couldn’t disagree more” with former President Trump’s call to terminate parts of the Constitution in order to be reinstated president and said such comments present “a golden opportunity” for Trump’s rivals in 2024. Thune, who was just reelected to a fourth Senate term, noted that federal officeholders take an oath to uphold the Constitution and added that he takes his seriously. “Of course I disagree with that. I swear an oath to uphold the Constitution, and it is a bedrock principle — it is the principle, the bedrock of...
  • Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti, onetime opponent of Donald Trump, sentenced to 14 years in fraud case

    12/05/2022 1:25:47 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 5, 2022, 2:47 PM | ByAaron Katersky
    The ex-lawyer once represented Stormy Daniels against the former president. Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for defrauding his clients and for obstructing IRS efforts to collect payroll taxes from his coffee business. He was also ordered to pay $7 million in restitution. The sentence will run consecutively with his combined five-year sentence in New York for stealing from Stormy Daniels and for extorting Nike.
  • ‘Our Country Is Going Communist’: Trump Gives Special Message To J6 Political Prisoners

    12/05/2022 1:25:27 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Valiant News ^ | 12/4/2022 | Andrew White
    45th President Donald Trump on Thursday delivered special remarks directed towards victims of the Justice Department’s widespread dragnet law enforcement roundup of January 6 protestors.In a video that is circulating among conservatives on social media, the former president lamented the Biden administrations unconstitutional persecution of January 6 defendants, many of which remain behind bars despite not having been found guilty of any crime.“People have been treated unconstitutionally,” Trump said in his message. “In my opinion, very very unfairly. And we’re going to get to the bottom of it.”“I take it very seriously. I have never seen anything like it at...
  • When Trump Promises to Be a Tyrant, Take Him at His Word. American patriots do not recommend the suspension of the United States Constitution.

    12/05/2022 1:17:32 PM PST · by karpov · 73 replies
    National Review ^ | December 5, 2022 | Charles Cooke
    Once again, Donald Trump has proposed dismantling the United States Constitution. “Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?” Trump asked on TruthSocial Saturday. “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” The answer to Trump’s question is “neither.” The response to his declaration is, “No, it does not.” The conclusion one must draw is that the 45th president of the United States has lost whatever was left of his...
  • Gorsuch Grills Lawyer Over Whether Colorado Baker Had To Go Through ‘Reeducation Program’

    12/05/2022 12:27:58 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5 Dec, 2022 | BRIANNA LYMAN
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch asked Monday whether Colorado baker Jack Phillips was forced to undergo “reeducation” after refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Gorsuch’s question came during oral arguments in the case of 303 Creative v. Elenis. Lorie Smith, who owns 303 Creative and provides graphic and web design services, sued the state in 2016 because she did not want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples, arguing the law violated her First Amendment rights. The case is similar to that of a 2018 case involving baker Jack Phillips, also from Colorado, who refused to make...
  • GOP House Called to Open Biden Investigation – Prominent Accuser Willing to Testify

    12/05/2022 12:40:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 5/12/22 | Liza Carlisle
    ..... But now it seems an individual as well is calling for an investigation into another matter concerning the president. An aide who formerly brought claims against Joe Biden but was intimidated into backing off at that time has reinstated her claim against the now-president due to the change of hands of the House. A former aide to President Joe Biden, back when he was a U.S. Senator from Delaware, wants the House of Representatives to open up a formal inquiry into her allegations of being sexually assaulted by Biden in 1993, Independent Journal Review reports. Tara Reade made headlines...
  • Top evangelicals are backing away from Donald Trump

    12/05/2022 12:28:56 PM PST · by thegagline · 79 replies
    SEMAFOR ^ | 12/05/2022 | Shelby Talcott
    Call it a crisis of faith. Despite appointing the conservative judges who ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade — and fervently courting the religious right during his presidency — prominent evangelicals are beginning to shy away from supporting former President Donald Trump’s third bid for office. A major factor is the same issue driving leaders in other parts of the conservative coalition away from his campaign: They’re not sure he can win. “Evangelicals, conservatives and freedom-loving Americans … the common question is: Who can win in 2024?” Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of the Family Leader, told Semafor. “And I...
  • Thought Police alarm: U.S. urges you to confront friends' 'misinformation'

    12/05/2022 6:18:27 AM PST · by grcuster · 50 replies
    WND ^ | 12/4/2022 | Art Moore
    The Biden administration has awarded $5 million to a group of journalists developing software to encourage Americans to confront their friends over "harmful" posts and to "correct misinformation" such as stating the COVID-19 vaccines are not effective. The group, called Hacks/Hackers, also is organizing censorship of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, to determine who is a "credible source" on vaccines and block others from being cited, the Daily Wire reported. Users of the taxpayer-funded software – the Analysis and Response Toolkit for Trust, or ARTT – are encouraged to paste in their friends' Twitter and Facebook posts. The tool will tell...
  • Trump insists he doesn’t want to ‘terminate’ Constitution

    12/05/2022 12:09:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2022 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Former President Trump on Monday insisted he does not want to “terminate” the Constitution, responding to broad backlash after he said over the weekend its rules and laws should be disregarded so he can return to the White House. Trump, in a pair of posts on Truth Social, responded to the fallout from his comments on Saturday that the 2020 election should be redone or he should be put back in office. The former president weighed in after internal Twitter communications showed company officials deciding to limit the spread of posts about allegations against Hunter Biden, President’s Biden’s son, in...
  • FBI Ramps Up Spending to Fight MAGA Terrorism

    12/05/2022 5:27:06 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5 Dec, 2022 | WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    The FBI is conducting three times as many domestic terrorism investigations than it was five years ago, with 70 percent of its open cases focused on "civil unrest" and anti-government activity, according to FBI documents and government specialists. The Bureau has also quietly changed the general classification of white supremacy, antisemitism, abortion-, and anti-LGBTQI+-related extremism to "hate crimes" rather than "terrorism." Since terrorism remains the top national security priority, this has lowered the visibility and resources dedicated to those issues. The FBI considers all violent acts (and threats of violence) with a political motive to be terrorism, a senior government...
  • NH Gov. Sununu: Day After Day Trump Becomes ‘Less and Less Electable’ in 2024

    12/05/2022 11:54:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2022 | Pam Key
    Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) said Monday on CNN’s “At This Hour” said former President Donald Trump is becoming “less and less electable” with his recent actions and statements. Anchor Kate Bolduan said, “The only Republican who has so far declared that he’s running for president there ’24 is Donald Trump. This weekend he called for and suggested terminating the Constitution and overturning the 2020 election results to have himself reinstated into power. You have made clear that you don’t think he has a path to winning in ’24, but what do you think of the statement when you saw it?”...
  • McConnell Caves to Pelosi, Schumer, Allows JCPA Media Cartel Bailout Bill to Be Included in Defense Package

    12/05/2022 8:44:37 AM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/5/2022 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has caved to outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and will allow the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include the highly controversial media cartel bill the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), sources familiar with the matter told Breitbart News. (Snip) The JCPA, essentially a transfer of wealth from Silicon Valley to the discredited and distrusted corporate legacy media, is highly controversial. Beyond the financial payouts to media companies, they will be able to form a “joint negotiating entity” — a cartel, immune from antitrust law — to negotiate...
  • Arizona certifies 2022 election results amid threat of more GOP challenges

    12/05/2022 10:56:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2022 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    Arizona officials certified the state’s vote canvass on Monday, officially declaring winners in the high-profile gubernatorial and Senate races, among other contests, as GOP figures vow to fight the election results in court. The once low-profile certification process turned into a fierce battle between election officials, Republican candidates and some county boards as the GOP seized on printer malfunctions in the state’s most populous county, in part leading Arizona to become an epicenter for voter disenfranchisement allegations. Election officials have acknowledged mishaps but insist no voter was disenfranchised. Some GOP figures and their supporters claimed officials were lying, unsuccessfully calling...
  • How Democrats' New Primary Calendar Changes the Chessboard

    12/05/2022 10:34:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo ^ | December 5, 2022 | By Blake Hounshell and Lisa Lerer
    When a panel of Democratic Party insiders endorsed President Joe Biden’s preferred lineup of early presidential nominating states Friday, they didn’t just shatter the exalted status of Iowa and New Hampshire voters. They also formally aligned themselves with a demographic reckoning decades in the making, reflecting the growing clout of the racially diverse coalition that brought Biden to power — and implicitly rebuking two overwhelmingly white states that rejected him in 2020. For political obsessives, the change — which must still be voted on by the whole committee — feels sweeping and swift. Steve Phillips, a Democrat and author of...
  • Musk Vows 'More Smoking Guns' to Come in Twitter Exposé

    12/05/2022 9:42:22 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 4, 2022 | Eric Mack
    Elon Musk is vowing more Twitter revelations to come Sunday — albeit delayed "another day or two" — after outing President Joe Biden's administration for directing political censorship operations at Twitter. There are "more smoking guns" to reveal, Musk promised Saturday night on the Twitter Spaces audio platform. He also noted the ire he is bringing upon himself for exposing the political bias on the social media giant, preemptively saying, "I do not have any suicidal thoughts. "If I committed suicide, it's not real," he added, a reference to the theorists that repeat the mantra that Jeffrey Epstein did not...
  • Pence pushes back on Trump’s call to terminate the Constitution

    12/05/2022 9:38:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 152 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2022 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Former Vice President Mike Pence on Monday pushed back on former President Trump’s assertion that the Constitution should be disregarded to allow for him to return to the White House in the wake of new revelations about Twitter’s handling of a controversial story about Hunter Biden. “I must tell you that I think that everyone that serves in public office, everyone that aspires to serve or serve again should make it clear that we will support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pence said on WVOC radio in Columbia, S.C., ahead of a visit to the state on...