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  • Why the bombshell Joe Biden bribery allegation matters

    05/04/2023 9:54:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2023 | Monica Showalter
    Sen. Charles Grassley's and Rep. James Comer's subpoena to the FBI to release an unclassified document it holds about a whistleblower allegation of a "criminal scheme" involving Joe Biden, is nominally about whether the FBI ever bothers to investigate allegations of crime involving Democrats. And that's a well and worthy aim, given that Comer is the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and Republicans are casting a spotlight on the illegal politicization seen in that law enforcement agency. "We believe the FBI possesses an unclassified internal document that includes very serious and detailed allegations implicating the current...
  • Trump to try to move Manhattan hush money case to federal court

    05/04/2023 9:54:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/04/2023 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    Former President Trump will try to move his Manhattan criminal hush money case from state to federal court, his lawyer said. Trump attorney Todd Blanche made the announcement during a court hearing Thursday, according to The Associated Press. Moving the case to federal court would increase the potential jury pool, which is currently limited to the heavily-Democratic population of Manhattan. Blanche said Trump’s legal team will file a motion later Thursday to transfer the case, according to the AP. Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records over his alleged role in a hush money scheme ahead of the...
  • Sharp decline in federal tax receipts raises serious concerns about debt ceiling

    04/25/2023 1:39:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/2023 | ARIS FOLLEY
    The federal government is pulling in less tax revenue than expected, prompting concerns the early numbers could leave far less time for Congress to strike a deal to avoid a default on the national debt. Before tax figures started rolling in after last week’s filing deadline, Congress appeared to have until sometime in late July or August to pass legislation to raise or suspend the debt limit. But some experts have warned that a major shortfall in tax revenue means the U.S. government could run out of cash as early as June.
  • Former DNI Kash Patel Confirms Jack Teixeira Would Not Have Had Access to Documents He Leaked (yes I searched)

    04/17/2023 6:16:10 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 29 replies ^ | 4/16/2023 | Jennifer Van Laar
    INTRO: this document quotes a former DNI (someone who would know) pointing out how extraordinarily unlikely it is an Airman 1st in IT could obtain this leaked information on his own. Author makes a good case he was fed the docs. Presuming these docs were only available in a SCIF and required access to the SIPRNET, I find the author's closing sentence(s) to be spot on -- "It will be interesting to see what is found on print logs, and security video, and file transfer logs. " SCIF/SIPRNET logs don't lie. but people do. Excerpt follows. "Despite working in information...
  • The federal government wants to micromanage the nation’s housing

    04/03/2023 6:47:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/03/2023 | ETHAN BLEVINS
    In the early 2000s, the city of St. Paul, Minn., cracked down on landlords who ignored rat problems, bad sanitation, poor heating, and so on. But instead of shaping up, the landlords sued the city for violating the federal Fair Housing Act. They argued that St. Paul’s insistence upon habitable homes hurt minorities by forcing the landlords to raise the rent. A federal court of appeals let the lawsuit go forward — holding that killing rats and fixing toilets could indeed violate the law if it somehow unintentionally displaced minorities. When a similar case reached the Supreme Court, Justice Samuel...
  • Joe Biden Picks Obama Enforcer Susan Rice to Implement Critical Race Theory Throughout the Federal Bureaucracy

    02/19/2023 3:28:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | streiff
    Thursday, Joe Biden signed an executive order embedding the tenets of Critical Race Theory into the operations of the federal government. EO 13985, Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government, requires the establishment of “Agency Equity Teams” to ensure that equal outcomes are imposed on federal programs.(i) Each Agency Equity Team shall be led by a designated senior official (senior designee) charged with implementing my Administration’s equity initiatives, and shall include senior officials from the office of the agency head and the agency’s program, policy, civil rights, regulatory, science, technology, service...
  • Lawmakers push for higher pay for federal employees

    02/15/2023 9:24:02 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-15-2023 | Basil Joh
    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Lawmakers are pushing for higher pay for federal and dc government employees. “The government workers must have 8.7%,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said. Tuesday, Booker joined other lawmakers and activists to demand better pay for federal employees across the country. “When we are united we are strong,” Booker said. Together they are backing the Fair Act, to give federal employees an 8.7% pay increase. “We’ve got to stop calling, by the way what I just did, which is a pay increase, which it is not. It’s fair pay,” Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Penn.) said. Fitzpatrick is one of...
  • Federal Prosecutors Drop Charges against NYPD Officer Accused of Spying for China

    01/16/2023 3:59:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/15/23 | Brittany Bernstein
    Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against an NYPD cop who was accused of spying for the Chinese government, according to a new report. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York’s office moved to dismiss the case on Friday, explaining in court filings that their investigation had “obtained additional information bearing on the charges,” the New York Daily News reported. The charges included acting as an illegal agent of China, wire fraud, and making false statements. Baimadajie Angwang was arrested in September 2020 and accused of spying on New York City’s Tibetan communities for the Chinese government through...
  • Newsom Asks for Federal Relief Aid — After Record Surplus with Federal Money

    01/09/2023 7:18:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/09/2023 | Joel B Pollack
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has asked the Biden administration to make federal aid available to California for flood relief, just months after billions of dollars in federal spending compounded the state’s budget surplus. In a statement Sunday, Newsom said that he had requested a federal emergency declaration, which would make federal funds available, in the ongoing deluge that has dropped heavy rains across his drought-stricken state. “I am requesting [Direct Federal Assistance] in order to meet critical emergency protection requirements in the form of personnel, mass care support, mass shelter support, mass evacuation support, equipment, and supplies,” Newsom wrote...
  • California reparation panel now wants fed. gov. to pay EVERY african american NATIONWIDE at least $223k for discrimination and compensation for racism

    12/02/2022 3:03:39 PM PST · by backpacker_c · 105 replies ^ | 12/02/2022 | Emma James
    A taskforce set up by California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging the federal government to pay every African American in the US at least $223k for 'housing discrimination' - while continuing to probe other areas for compensation.The nine-person group believes that black Americans should receive the money for 'enduring the economic effects' of racism and slavery – after initially making the suggestions in California. Members of the panel are calling for the federal government to take on their concerns – a move that could cost billions to fulfill. Kamilah Moore, a member of the group, told KCRA 3: 'For the...
  • Report: Brian Kemp Files Paperwork to Create Federal PAC

    11/28/2022 5:51:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2022 | Paul Bois
    Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to create a Political Action Committee (PAC). Axios reported Sunday the governor initiated the process to create Hardworking Americans Inc., which will “allow the Republican to boost his national profile” as a possible signal for a U.S. Senate run or even a 2024 run. “Kemp’s unique success defeating a Trump-backed opponent in a primary and a Democrat in a key battleground has made him something of a case study for Republicans. It’s also paved the way for speculation about his future national ambitions,” Axios noted.
  • Student-loan borrowers should not resume payments in January after federal courts have blocked the relief, advocates say

    11/15/2022 9:19:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/14/22 | Ayelet Sheffey
    Student-loan borrowers are at risk of resuming student-loan payments in under two months without the debt relief they were promised. Just over a month after President Joe Biden announced up to $20,000 in student-debt cancellation at the end of August for federal borrowers making under $125,000 a year, he made available an online application for borrowers to apply for the relief. Since then, 26 million borrowers have submitted forms to get the relief — but due to decisions from federal courts, those borrowers are now in legal limbo. On Thursday, a federal judge in Texas sided with two student-loan borrowers...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez under federal investigation – again

    10/26/2022 11:42:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/26/2022 | Olivia Land and Ben Feuerherd
    The feds are taking a second look at Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez (D-NJ) five years after an initial corruption investigation ended in a mistrial. Michael Soliman, an adviser to the powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told The Post Wednesday that Menendez “is aware of an investigation,” but “does not know the scope.” “As always, should any official inquiries be made, the Senator is available to provide any assistance that is requested of him or his office,” he added. The investigation was first reported by Semafor. According to the outlet, Manhattan federal prosecutors have contacted people connected to...
  • These Are the New Federal Tax Brackets and Standard Deductions for 2023

    10/19/2022 6:55:27 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 42 replies
    Barron's ^ | Updated Oct. 19, 2022 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    The IRS has announced inflation adjustments to the standard deduction and other tax provisions for the 2023 tax year. The standard deduction for married couples filing jointly for tax year 2023 will rise to $27,700, up $1,800 from tax year 2022. The standard deduction is the amount taxpayers can subtract from their income, before they owe taxes on the rest. (You cannot take the standard deduction if you itemize your deductions.) For single taxpayers and married people filing separately, the standard deduction will rise to $13,850, up $900; for heads of households, it will rise to $20,800, up $1,400. People...
  • Sheriff identifies suspect in Pinellas deputy's hit-and-run death (illegal from Mexico)

    09/24/2022 3:12:35 AM PDT · by rarestia · 20 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 5:10 AM ET SEP. 23, 2022 | Angie Angers
    Officials say a Pinellas County deputy was killed overnight in a hit-and-run crash at a construction site on Interstate 275 near Roosevelt Boulevard. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has announced the suspect in the hit-and-run death of a deputy was taken into custody after an eight-hour search in the Ulmerton Road and I-275 area. According to Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Deputy Michael Hartwick, 51, was killed when he was struck by a front-end loader being driven by a construction worker just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. The suspect was initially believed to be Victor Vasquez-Real by deputies. The individual allegedly...
  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Demands Biden ‘Step Up’ with ‘Federal Support’ for Bused Illegals

    09/15/2022 5:40:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2022 | Warner Todd Huston
    On Thursday, Chicago’s Democrat Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, demanded that Joe Biden “step up” and provide federal funds to help her cope with the illegal aliens shipped to the Windy City by Republican governors. Lightfoot told reporters at a presser on Thursday
  • Hoyer on Inflation Reduction Act: Federal Reserve ‘Is Really How You Deal with Inflation’ — But Bill Lowers Health Costs

    08/12/2022 6:11:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/12/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s “CNN Newsroom,” House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) stated that the Inflation Reduction Act will help deal with inflation right now by reducing healthcare costs, but the Federal Reserve “making judgments on interest rates…is really how you deal with inflation.”
  • Steve Bannon at CPAC: "End the Fed."

    08/07/2022 9:18:04 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 50 replies
    Youtube ^ | Steve Bannon
    We need to end the Fed not audit the FED. The federal reserve has usurped its power. We don't need a federal reserve owned by the fat cats on Wall Street but one owned by the American people. It's the biggest scam they have.
  • Federal Substance Abuse Recovery Services Go Woke, Embrace CRT

    05/31/2022 9:57:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 30 May 2022 | SPENCER LINDQUIST
    A federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, has displayed commitment to left-wing race politics with a DEI Resources page features works from prominent critical race theorists. The resources page supplements a document that instructs those who work with SOAR, a subdivision of SAMHSA, to incorporate DEI practices into their work practices. The document is titled “Guidance for Improving Staff Engagement” and instructs staff to take an implicit bias test before arguing that “BIPOC staff” are traumatized on a daily basis when people refer to protests as riots or...
  • ABC’s Hostin Blames Baby Formula Shortage on Lack of Federal Paid Maternity Leave

    05/13/2022 11:51:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/13/2022 | Pam Key
    ABC’s legal analyst Sunny Hostin said Monday on ABC’s “The View” that she believed the nationwide baby formula shortage was, in part, happening because of America’s lack of federal paid maternity leave. Co-host Joy Behar said, “This crisis blew up after Abbott Nutrition had a massive recall over a scare their formula had killed and sickened some infants. But they say they investigated and found no evidence that the formulas were to blame. So they’ll resume production when the FDA lets them. There are only four companies that produce formula for most Americans. So let me ask you. is it...