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  • Trump says he has ‘very good relationship’ with DeSantis amid rumors of feud

    01/20/2022 11:03:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/20/2021 | Juliegrace Brufjke
    Former President Trump dismissed rumors of a feud with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is seen as a potential contender to become Republican’s 2024 presidential nominee, telling reporters on Wednesday that he has “ a very good relationship” with the Florida Republican. His comments come in the wake of a recent Axios report stating that Trump has privately told confidants the Florida Governor has a “dull personality” and would face an uphill climb in beating him in a primary. Recent surveys show DeSantis has recently seen an uptick in the polls in a hypothetical 2024 primary, tightening the margin between...
  • ‘The Government Ruined Our Lives’: British Student Blasts COVID Abuse

    01/20/2022 3:13:52 PM PST · by lightman · 26 replies ^ | 20 Janurary A.D. 2022 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced all Wuhan coronavirus restrictions, including masks and vaccine passports, will be eliminated next week. The British people are now able to live their lives freely and make decisions for themselves about how to mitigate the risks of the virus. "We will trust the judgement of the British people and no longer criminalize those who choose not to wear [a mask]," Johnson said. Responding to the news, student and political commentator Sophie Corcoran broke down in tears as she detailed the rampant abuse the government inflicted on young people and children over the past...
  • Nearly half of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Massachusetts are ‘incidental’ cases, new state data show

    01/20/2022 3:03:35 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/20/2022 | Sahar Fatima
    New state data show 51 percent of COVID hospitalizations in Massachusetts on Tuesday were patients who were seriously ill from the virus, while 49 percent of patients were admitted for other reasons but happened to test positive upon admission. The state launched its new method of reporting primary vs. incidental COVID-19 hospitalizations on Thursday, reporting that on Jan. 18, 1,624 people were in the hospital primarily because they were seriously sick with the virus while 1,563 patients had tested positive for COVID-19 while being hospitalized for other
  • Jen Psaki says she can’t predict easing of COVID rules in US after cases peak in UK

    01/20/2022 3:11:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/20/2021 | Mark Moore
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday she couldn’t predict when the Biden administration would begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions after Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would begin to roll back vaccine and mask rules now that cases have peaked. During an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” host Dana Perino pointed out to Psaki that the US is about six weeks behind Europe and Britain when it comes to responding to COVID variants like Delta and Omicron.
  • White House: Coronavirus Emergency Not Over Until Science Says So

    01/20/2022 2:56:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/20/2021 | Charlie Spiering
    The White House argued Thursday that the sense of emergency surrounding the coronavirus pandemic would continue, despite some Democrats downplaying the level of concern over the virus. During the daily briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki reacted to a comments from Colorado Democrat Gov. Jared Polis, who said in December that the “medical emergency” surrounding the virus was “over” because of vaccines.
  • In Mexico's Deep South, the United Nations Explains Handing Cash to U.S.-Bound Migrants

    01/20/2022 10:38:58 AM PST · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 20 January 2022 | Todd Bensman
    Every day, word of the UN's cash assistance draws long lines of hopeful U.S.-bound migrants to a large, grey building staffed by application-takers and interviewers who determine who gets the money...One outgrowth of the congressional outrage is the recently introduced No Tax Dollars for the United Nations Immigration Invasion Act, sponsored by Texas Rep. Lance Gooden (R) and 11 other House Republican co-sponsors.
  • Trilateral naval drills between China, Russia and Iran start on Friday

    01/20/2022 9:05:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 20
    "The purpose of this drill is to strengthen security and its foundations in the region, and to expand multilateral cooperation between the three countries to jointly support world peace, maritime security and create a maritime community with a common future," the Iranian official told ISNA. Both navies from Iran's armed forces and Revolutionary Guards will take part in the drills, which include various tactical exercises such as rescuing a burning vessel, releasing a hijacked vessel, and shooting at air targets at night.
  • Russia announced Thursday it will hold huge naval drills involving more than 140 warships and supporting vessels this month and in February, at a time of heightened tensions with Western nations.

    01/20/2022 7:55:24 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 22 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 20 Jan 2022 | AFP
    Russia announced Thursday it will hold huge naval drills involving more than 140 warships and supporting vessels this month and in February, at a time of heightened tensions with Western nations. The war games to be held in the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, and Mediterranean will involve "more than 140 warships and support vessels, more than 60 aircraft, 1,000 pieces of military equipment, and about 10,000 servicemen," the defence ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.
  • The Senate filibuster vote dooms much of Democrats’ agenda

    01/19/2022 8:01:51 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 80 replies
    VOX ^ | Jan 19, 2022 | By Li Zhou
    A failed vote on filibuster reform guarantees little progress on voting rights — and many other policies. The Senate on Wednesday voted 48-52 against changing the chamber’s filibuster rules, dooming much of Democrats’ agenda for the near term. Democrats were ultimately split on the rules vote, with two opposing the change, and 48 in favor of it. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) were the only Democrats who voted against the rules change, which would have made an exception to the 60-vote threshold many bills need to advance. No Republicans voted to support the reform. Had it passed,...
  • Biden predicts Russian invasion of Ukraine, but says 'minor incursion' may prompt discussion over consequences

    01/19/2022 2:20:44 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/19/2022 | Kevin Liptak
    President Joe Biden on Wednesday predicted a Russian invasion of Ukraine, citing existential concerns by the country's president, Vladimir Putin, even as he warned of significant economic consequences should such an incursion occur. But he suggested a "minor incursion" would elicit a lesser response than a full-scale invasion of the country. "I'm not so sure he is certain what he is going to do. My guess is he will move in. He has to do something," Biden said
  • ‘Our Goal Is to Shut Down the Country Until They Dissolve Parliament’: Thousands of Canadian Truckers to Strike Over Vaccine Mandates -- US truckers are organizing in parallel

    01/19/2022 4:00:56 PM PST · by lightman · 53 replies
    epoch times ^ | 19 January A.D. 2022 | Enrico Trigoso
    Following the Public Health Agency of Canada’s announcement that foreign truck drivers can only enter Canada if fully vaccinated starting Jan. 15, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced similar requirements starting Jan. 22 for non-U.S. national truckers crossing into the United States, thousands of truckers decided to protest against the vaccine mandates, threatening to go on strike and “strategically” paralyze multiple roads. Canadian truckers, along with concerned citizens all over the country, decided to take action and plan to drive toward the Canadian Parliament with the intention of “shut[ing] down the country until they dissolve parliament...
  • The Nazi Next Door

    01/19/2022 10:37:28 AM PST · by Az Joe · 51 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 01/18/2022 | Dan Gelernter
    Your Democratic neighbors won’t be ordered to vote for laws that ostracize you from society, steal your property, or send you away to a concentration camp. They will do it burning with pride.
  • BREAKING: COVID restrictions in England lifted

    01/19/2022 5:16:17 AM PST · by RandFan · 99 replies
    LBC ^ | Jan 19 | LBC
    The Prime Minister has scrapped Covid-19 Plan B in England, ditching the use of face masks from next Thursday and telling people to stop working from home in a major announcement signalling the beginning of the end of coronavirus. - Work from home scrapped - Face with medical mask Masks no longer mandated - Hospital Care home rules relaxed - Covid passes now optional Boris Johnson ditches Plan B measures.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Arrest warrants count as ID for migrants at airport security, TSA says

    01/18/2022 5:44:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2022 8:35 PM ET | Jennie Taer
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) disclosed to a congressional office that migrants flying without proper identification can use an arrest warrant as an alternate form of identification when presenting to airport security, according to a letter the Daily Caller News Foundation exclusively obtained. Responding to Republican Texas Rep. Lance Gooden’s Dec. 15 inquiry about migrants flying across the country, TSA Administrator David Pekoske explained that certain Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents may be considered acceptable forms of alternate identification for non-citizens, including a “Warrant for Arrest of Alien” and a “Warrant of Removal/Deportation.” “TSA’s response confirms the Biden Administration...
  • Schumer proposing talking filibuster amid voting rights standoff

    01/18/2022 5:29:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Thehill ^ | 01/18/2022 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Democrats will force a vote this week to try to change the rules and enact a talking filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, getting rid of the 60-vote hurdle. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced on Tuesday that Democrats will force a rules change vote once Republicans block a voting rights bill as soon as Wednesday.
  • Florida Gov. says backing ex-president for 2024 now 'is too much to ask' after Trump attacked him for being 'dull' and having 'no charisma'

    01/18/2022 11:23:29 AM PST · by RandFan · 219 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 18 | By NATASHA ANDERSON and MATT MCNULTY
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a once-loyal member of Donald Trump's court, is refusing to bend a knee to the former president and says backing him in the 2024 election 'is too much to ask' after Trump publicly attacked his character, according to a report. Trump reportedly said the popular governor has 'no personal charisma' and a 'dull personality' as rumors swirl the ex-president is angry DeSantis hasn't declined to challenge him for the GOP presidential nomination. DeSantis, however, has told his inner circle that Trump's 'expectation that he bend the knee is asking too much,' the New York Times reported....
  • White House plots public reset as Biden's agenda flails

    01/18/2022 8:44:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 18, 2022 | By Carol E. Lee, Kristen Welker and Mike Memoli
    With President Joe Biden rounding out his first year in office amid a sinking approval rating and multiple setbacks to his agenda, the White House is planning a new communications strategy, senior administration officials say. Biden’s reset plan, senior administration officials said, is to make his conversations with members of Congress less of a public priority and to emphasize spending more time communicating directly with Americans. The officials said that the White House will continue negotiations with Congress over Biden’s legislative priorities but that it would stop releasing details of the talks to the public. What some of Biden’s aides...
  • White House Helpless As Oil Prices Climb Higher

    01/18/2022 7:32:05 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Mon, January 17, 2022, 7:00 PM | Editor
    Morgan Stanley expects Brent crude to reach $90 per barrel later this year. This is also the price forecast of Goldman. JP Morgan recently said that crude could reach and exceed $100 this year, noting the decline in OPEC spare production capacity. The latest to join the bullish choir is Vitol, whose head for Asian operations told Bloomberg last week that oil had further up to go because of tight supply. What this means for the Biden administration and its efforts to keep gasoline affordable for voters ahead of the midterms is nothing good. Perhaps more SPR releases could be...
  • CNN: Democrats 'Panicked' Over Biden's 'Abysmal, Spectacular, Failures'

    01/17/2022 10:18:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you're a White House staffer, or even Joe Biden himself. Suffering from a serious case of bad political news, you decide to tune into CNN's New Day, assured of some chicken soup for the soul. But, wait a second! They're talking of Democrats "panicked" over Biden's "abysmal, spectacular, failures." They're rolling an SNL clip mocking Biden over approval ratings so low, they're in "power-save" mode. You shake the remote: did you unintentionally tune into that horrible right-wing network? This can't be happening! But, sadly for the Biden's folks, there was no mistake. That actually was New Day, absolutely taking...
  • Fauci, a lifelong public servant, amassed $10.4 million in investments, disclosure shows

    01/17/2022 3:57:47 AM PST · by RandFan · 34 replies
    Just The News ^ | Jan 17 | By Madeleine Hubbard
    White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci and his wife at the end of 2020 had more than $10.4 million in investments according to financial disclosures published by Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.). Director of the National Institutes of Health, Fauci is the highest-paid federal employee, having earned $434,312 in 2020, according to Forbes. The multi-million dollar investments were in various Charles Schwab accounts, shown in Fauci's 178-page financial disclosure. "Dr. Fauci lied to the American people. He is more concerned with being a media star and posing for the cover of magazines than he is being honest with the...