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  • Bird flu infects second person in US: What we know

    05/23/2024 11:25:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN -
    A farmworker in Michigan is the second person to become infected with the current H5N1 bird flu virus. The farmworker had mild symptoms and has since recovered, local health officials said. According to Michigan’s chief medical executive, Natasha Bagdasarian, the current health risk to the public remains low, but the virus has circulated in dairy and poultry farms across the country this spring. Here’s what we know about the bird flu infections.
  • Some Americans live in a parallel economy where everything is terrible

    05/23/2024 9:44:28 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05 23 2024 | Rick Newman
    Is the economy booming or busting? Depends on whom you ask. The official data is buoyant — economic growth is solid, the job market is strong, and stocks keep hitting record highs. Yet many Americans think the economy stinks. The latest gloomy indicator is a Guardian-Harris survey in which 55% of respondents said they think the economy is shrinking and 56% think we’re in the midst of a recession. Economic output, adjusted for inflation, grew by a solid 3% during the most recent 12-month period. The unemployment rate is 3.9%. And the US economy created over 3.5 million jobs in...
  • MSNBC's Ruhle wants 'economic explainer' to tell 'confused' Americans they're 'doing quite well'

    05/22/2024 6:21:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 5/22/24 | Alexander Hall
    MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle called upon the president of Chicago’s Federal Reserve to tell viewers that they are economically far better off than they think. "We need an economic explainer," the MSNBC host said. "People are confused, they’re exhausted, but they’re also doing quite well." Ruhle, who hosts MSNBC’s "The Eleventh Hour," had been discussing a recent Federal Reserve report that "shows people are still struggling to cover day-to-day expenses, even as inflation has slowed." She noted how some major brands are responding by enticing consumers with slashed prices, "Target says it is cutting prices on 5,000 essential items, things...
  • Letter to the Editor … Temecula Recall Lies

    05/20/2024 10:07:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 2 replies
    Valley News ^ | May 17, 2024 | Rick Reiss
    The noteworthy British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once remarked that “there are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.” The Ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus also observantly wrote ”in war, truth is the first casualty.” There could easily be another corollary to these great quotes that could go ... in the battle over school board recalls, there are lies, damn lies, and recall campaign slogans. The Temecula Valley Unified School District recall campaign against current School Board President Dr. Joseph Komrosky is a prime example of the lies and mistruths perpetrated by a leftist dominated coalition of local...
  • White House: We Have Job Market That’s ‘Better Than Even a Soft Landing’

    05/03/2024 7:59:43 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of NewsNation’s “The Hill,” White House Senior Adviser Gene Sperling discussed the recent jobs report and stated that things are “not good enough, because people are still facing too high costs in their family and personal lives. But in terms of the job market, yes, this is steady, sustainable job growth, better than even a soft landing. It’s a very steady and strong landing.”
  • Prediction: Tulsi Gabbard will be the GOP Vice Presidential Nominee

    05/02/2024 9:46:34 AM PDT · by RandFan · 222 replies
    FR ^ | May 2 | RF
    I'm making a bold prediction today she's got this based on the following evidence: She's on the listDonald Trump Shortlist: Tulsi Gabbard's VP Chances Soar"Tulsi Gabbard's odds of becoming the 2024 Republican vice-presidential candidate surged with a leading bookmaker after Donald Trump said she was on his short list during a Fox News town hall on Tuesday".She wants itTulsi Gabbard ready to ‘serve my country’ as Trump’s vice president if asked“If that call came, I would say yes, and I'd be honored to serve my country in that way and to be in a position, first, to help win this...
  • Media can’t admit Biden’s disasters and campus hate, so they blame it on ‘conservatives pounce’

    04/30/2024 10:40:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/30/2024 | Post Editorial Board
    Proving once again that the press never learns its lesson, the Washington Post graced us this week with a humdinger: “Trump, GOP seize on campus protests to depict chaos under Biden.” This followed a New York Times headline from December, “As Fury Erupts Over Campus Antisemitism, Conservatives Seize the Moment.” In short: Nothing is ever a problem because it’s a problem. It’s only an issue because conservatives “seize” on it, or better yet, “pounce.” But Americans, particularly Jewish Americans, are coming to their own conclusions about how terrifying these protests are.
  • ‘Self-managed’ abortion isn’t the result of pro-life laws. It was always the abortion industry’s plan.

    04/28/2024 12:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Live Action News ^ | April 27, 2024 | Carole Novielli
    Some recent pro-abortion media propaganda has attempted to gaslight the public by painting “self-managed abortion,” sometimes known as “DIY” or “at-home abortion,” as if it is the fault of the pro-life movement and the result of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. But the abortion industry’s plan to move toward self-managed abortion was set in motion long, long before the Supreme Court’s June 2022 decision — in fact, over a decade before. It seems that now, the abortion industry and media’s plan is to blame pro-life laws when anything goes wrong with the self-managed abortions they endorsed...
  • Is Biden’s Poll Surge for Real?

    04/20/2024 8:42:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/20/2024 | John Kudla
    We are now roughly six and a half months from election day or election month, depending on your state’s election laws. Today, we’ll focus on Joe Biden’s recent polling surge, as shown in the Real Clear Politics Poll Average of Trump vs Biden. You will note Trump is up over Biden by a whopping 0.4 percentage points. If we remove the possible outlier Rasmussen survey from the average, showing Trump at +8, Joe Biden would be ahead by 0.4. Republicans might be dismayed by this, and Democrats encouraged. In January of this year, Trump was ahead of Biden by +4....
  • Biden: ‘It never occurred’ to Trump to take competitive stance on China

    04/17/2024 12:17:33 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/17/2024 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden argued that it never occurred to former President Trump to take a competitive stance against China, while rolling out a slew of actions Wednesday intended to protect the U.S. steel industry from Chinese exports. Biden was in Pittsburgh at the United Steelworkers headquarters touting the new actions, which involves him calling on the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to consider tripling the existing 7.5 percent tariff rate on Chinese steel and aluminum imports. The president also said to boost competition with China, he has revitalized partnerships in the Pacific with countries like India, Australia, South Korea, the...
  • Biden Co-Chair Clyburn: People Must See ‘Real’ on Economy, Not Disinfo., 401(K)s ‘Not About People’s Everyday Lives’

    04/11/2024 6:18:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/11/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Biden Campaign Co-Chair Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) stated that “401(k)s are not about people’s everyday lives.” And “we’ve got to get” people “to see…that inflation today is about 40% of what it was when Joe Biden took office.” And get people to see “that which is real, not what they may hear on social media.” Clyburn said, “I think that we have to focus on people’s everyday lives. And 401(k)s are not about people’s everyday lives. And I do believe, just from my own observations, from the conversations I’ve had with people, they...
  • With US cities struggling, San Francisco has actually become a shining model of recovery

    04/11/2024 7:41:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/11/2024 | JON E. BORTZ AND ALEX BASTIAN
    A man with a needle in his arm. Streets littered with trash. Constant retail theft. Cars with broken windows from smash-and-grab auto burglaries. These are some of the images that have been used recently to describe San Francisco. But even if that narrative may have been accurate a year ago, it is now contrary to what we generally see in San Francisco today. In the San Francisco of spring 2024, you instead find commuters grabbing coffees and heading in to their offices; tourists admiring the streets comprised of unique Edwardian and Victorian architecture; friends enjoying the fresh fish at outdoor...
  • Biden: Economic Growth ‘Not Yet’ Reflected in Paychecks, Pocketbooks

    04/10/2024 6:16:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/10/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    During an interview with Univision that took place on March 20 and was released on Tuesday, President Joe Biden responded to a question on what he would say to people who don’t feel economic growth or job creation in their paychecks and pockets by stating that “it’s not yet” reflected and touting his work on overdraft and junk fees. Interviewer Enrique Acevedo asked, “I’ve heard you talk about economic growth, job creation. What do you say to the families — not just Latino families — but families across the country, that don’t feel that economic growth, that job creation reflected...
  • Yellen: There’s ‘More Distress’ in Low-Income Households, But Households ‘Generally’ in ‘Very Good’ Shape

    04/08/2024 7:17:13 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/08/2024 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview with CNBC released on Monday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that “Some low-income consumers are perhaps exhausting their buffers of saving[s] that they built up during the pandemic, we’re seeing a little bit more distress at the household level there.” But despite that, “we’ve got a good, strong economy” with “very strong domestic demand” that is “on a solid track” and “generally, households are in very good financial shape.” CNBC host Sara Eisen said, “I guess I’m just wondering if the economy continues to hold up, no matter what happens on the Fed.”
  • Buttigieg: Opposing Electric Cars Is Like Wanting ‘Landline Phones Forever’

    04/03/2024 8:01:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/03/2024 | Pam Key
    Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “America Reports” that people who do not want electric cars were like those who wanted “landline phones forever.” Buttigieg said, “Let’s be clear consumers have wanted and purchased more EVs every single year than the year before. Tesla is facing more competition as GM and Ford and Stellantis and other competitive players make sure they get a piece of the EV market. Let’s be clear, the automotive sector is moving toward EVs and we can’t pretend otherwise. Sometimes, when these debates happen, I feel like it’s the early 2000s...
  • Biden on Inflation: COVID Will Have ‘Lasting Effect’ and Must ‘Get People to Move Again’ and Improve ‘Best Economy’

    04/02/2024 7:30:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04.02.2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Monday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Today,” President Joe Biden responded to a question on what he would say to people whose money isn’t going as far due to inflation by saying, “we have the best economy in the world. We’ve got to make it better.” And “we’re going to find out that what happened as a consequence of the crisis we had on health is going to have a lasting effect. We’ve just got to get people to move again. We’re ready. I think the country’s ready to come together…I’m truly optimistic.” Co-host Al Roker asked, “When people are saying,...
  • Nancy Mace Says Crime Has ‘Skyrocketed' Under Biden. It Hasn't.

    03/31/2024 9:32:30 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 78 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | March 31, 2024 | Peter Wade
    Rep. Nancy Mace incorrectly claimed that crime is "skyrocketing" across the United States under President Joe Biden, prompting X (formerly Twitter) to issue a community note correcting her. That note was later removed by the platform. "You're seeing, since Joe Biden took office, crime skyrocketing all across the country, and especially in big cities," Mace said in a campaign video posted to X on Saturday. "You see illegal immigrants coming in, beating up cops… You're seeing crime skyrocket." But data from the FBI shows that crime decreased significantly in 2023, including a 13 percent decline in murder, a 6 percent...
  • Lifelong GOP Voter Makes Stunning Admission on CNN: ‘Hillary Was Right’

    03/29/2024 2:39:23 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    dailybeast.com ^ | March 28, 2024 | William Vaillancourt
    A lifelong Republican voter who cast his ballot for Donald Trump in 2016 now views things quite differently, admitting to CNN on Wednesday night that Hillary Clinton was “absolutely right” about her opponent in that year’s election. Texas Trey said on Laura Coates Live that his choice back then “wasn’t so much a vote in support of” Trump, but rather against the former secretary of state, who “didn’t have anything to offer that necessarily appealed to me.” When asked if the events of the past eight years have made him rethink things, Trey responded affirmatively. “Yes, absolutely,” he said. Clinton,...
  • Strong Illinois economy has been very good for business

    03/24/2024 1:49:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 03/24/2023 | Frank Manzo IV
    Business Strong Illinois economy has been very good for business Posted March 24, 2024 5:02 am By Frank Manzo IV Don’t tell the naysayers, but Illinois’ economy continues to remain strong. We are America’s sixth-largest state and fifth-largest economy, now generating $1.1 trillion annually — more than 13 other states combined. Indeed, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Illinois’ economy has expanded by $217 billion over the past five years. That’s more than all the goods and services produced every year in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Alaska combined. Put simply, our businesses, workers, residents, and visitors...
  • FTC report suggests high grocery bills likely due to ‘greedflation’ caused by big corporations

    03/23/2024 5:58:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    News4jax ^ | 03 22 2024 | Tiffany Salameh
    A new report from the Federal Trade Commission suggests grocery giants used inflation and supply chain disruptions during the pandemic to drive their profits and keep raising prices. Now, the agency is urging Congress to take a closer look into grocery profits. The data shows food prices in the United States spiked 11% between 2021 and 2022, the largest annual increase in over 40 years. News4JAX asked local consumers about their current spending Friday. “Everything. Everything. Everything that I can think of that I need, you know, it’s expensive,” a consumer said. The prices at the grocery store are high....