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  • John Kerry, Gina McCarthy: Laid-off Oil, Gas Workers Will Have ‘Better Choices’

    01/27/2021 1:46:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 27, 2021 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Climate Envoy John Kerry and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy told reporters in the White House briefing room that oil and gas workers who are laid off as a result of President Joe Biden’s new climate policies will find “better” jobs. Biden caused widespread layoffs — and potentially tens of thousands of lost future job opportunities — when he revoked the Keystone XL pipeline permit, and suspended oil and gas leasing on federal lands, on his first day in the Oval Office. Asked by a reporter what their “message” was to workers in the fossil fuel industry, Kerry and McCarthy...
  • NY-22 Brindisi Tenney race: Oneida County affidavit ballot corrections begin Wednesday 1/27/21

    01/27/2021 1:37:29 PM PST · by 1Old Pro · 8 replies
    WSKG ^ | 1/26/21 | Jillian Forstadt
    Tenney currently leads by 29 votes nearly three months after the November election, but there are about 1,100 ballots on which presiding Oswego County Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte has yet to rule, along with all Oneida County affidavit ballots the Boards of Elections must recanvass after it failed to process 2,400 voter registration applications, resulting in swathes of rejected affidavit ballots.
  • Kerry admits zero emissions in US wouldn’t make difference in climate change

    01/27/2021 1:35:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2021 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — President Biden’s climate czar, John Kerry, admitted Wednesday that the US reducing its emissions to zero wouldn’t make much of a difference in the global climate change fight — before pushing domestic manufacturing of electric cars and solar panels in favor of energy production. Kerry’s remarks were made ahead of Biden’s signing of a host of executive actions on Wednesday pushing his $2 trillion Green New Deal-inspired climate agenda.
  • 105% increase in shootings, 70% increase in homicides in Minneapolis last year

    01/27/2021 1:27:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Alpha News ^ | January 26, 2021 | Anthony Gockowski
    Minneapolis experienced a 105% increase in shootings between 2019 and 2020, according to an end-of-year report presented to the City Council last week.The city recorded 82 homicides in 2020, a 70% increase over 2019’s 48 homicides. Between 2016 and 2019, Minneapolis had an average homicide rate of 41, the report from the Minneapolis Police Department states.The number of gunshot wound victims jumped from 269 in 2019 to 551 in 2020, a one-year change of 105%. The average number of shootings reported across the previous four years was 283, the MPD said.The only violent crimes that saw a decrease in 2020...
  • Biden Commerce Secretary: Sorry Folks, We're Raising Taxes to Pay for Climate Policies

    01/27/2021 1:24:39 PM PST · by yoe · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 27, 2021 | Katie Pavlich Katie Pavlich
    During her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill this week, Biden Commerce Secretary nominee Gina Raimondo admitted Democrats will have to raise taxes on all Americans, including the middle and lower class, in order to pay for President Biden's "climate" agenda."Let me say this, I as governor am deeply in touch with how much increasing bills affect the average American family. Having said that, we do need to meet the climate change challenge and we need funds for improved infrastructure," Raimondo said. "I would look to balance those interests." Last week Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg told Keystone XL Pipeline workers,...
  • Pollak: Joe Biden Condemns Holocaust ‘Minimizers’ — After Minimizing Holocaust for Two Years

    01/27/2021 1:21:10 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2021 | Joel B Pollak
    President Joe Biden issued a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday in which he warned that “Holocaust deniers and minimizers are growing louder in our public discourse.”
  • Rand Paul's disturbing face-mask prediction ... Senator urges massive pushback against left: 'We should all resist'

    01/27/2021 12:57:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    WND ^ | By Joe Kovacs | Published January 27, 2021 at 1:45pm
    PALM BEACH, Florida –– U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, a medical doctor by profession, made an unnerving prediction about masks on Wednesday, saying mandates to wear facial coverings are never going away as long as the political left is in charge. "They will never relent. These people are never gonna let you not wear a mask," the Kentucky Republican told Todd Herman, the fill-in host on Rush Limbaugh's national broadcast. "I promise you, you will never get out from the mask because they're saying that even after all are vaccinated, we don't know, you still might catch it a little bit,...
  • Biden's Energy Sec. Nominee: There Are "Jobs That Might Be Sacrificed" With Fracking Ban

    01/27/2021 12:45:56 PM PST · by lowbridge · 48 replies
    Rumble ^ | January 27, 2021 | Dinesh D'Souza 
    Biden's Energy Sec. Nominee: There Are "Jobs That Might Be Sacrificed" With Fracking Ban
  • Tulsi Gabbard: Democrats Are Trying to Turn America into a ‘Police State’

    01/27/2021 12:43:50 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2021 | Jeff Poor
    During an appearance on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) discussed her claim Democrats were attempting to turn America into a police state. She explained she took exception to comments from former CIA Director John Brennan and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on how they proposed to deal with perceived threats to public safety.
  • 'We Build The Wall' Founder Exposes Major Smuggling Surge Protected By Dem Elite

    01/27/2021 12:39:34 PM PST · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    https://populist.press ^ | Wednesday January 27, 2021 2:31 PM | Staff
    Brian Kolfage founder of the incredibly successful We Build The Wall campaign which was targeted by the corrupt SDNY with 100% BOGUS charges gave us insider info on where the illegal alien surge is busting through into the US right now. The location is known as the Anapra gap in Sunland Park New Mexico about 2 miles away from their first border wall gap filler. Brian stated that this location was slated to be built by them just before the corrupt SDNY stopped them dead in their tracks. This gap is a major drug route into the heart of EL...
  • Social Media Influencer Charged with Election Interference Stemming from Voter Disinformation Campaign ... Defendant Unlawfully Used Social Media to Deprive Individuals of Their Right to Vote

    01/27/2021 12:35:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    https://www.justice.gov ^ | Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    A Florida man was arrested this morning on charges of conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote. Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, 31, of West Palm Beach, was charged by criminal complaint in the Eastern District of New York. He was taken into custody this morning in West Palm Beach and made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of the Southern District of Florida. “According to the allegations in the complaint, the defendant...
  • Fredericksburg representative files bill moving toward vote on Texas independence - House Bill 1359, or the Texas Independence Referendum Act.

    01/27/2021 12:13:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    KVUE ^ | 01/27/2021 | Drew Knight
    Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) has filed House Bill 1359, or the Texas Independence Referendum Act. AUSTIN, Texas — On Tuesday, Texas Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) filed House Bill 1359, otherwise known as the Texas Independence Referendum Act. If passed, it would allow Texans to vote on whether the Texas Legislature should create a joint interim committee to develop a plan for achieving Texas independence. According to Biedermann, the bill is not a resolution to allow for immediate independence. Instead, it would give power to the people via referendum to allow the right to discuss, debate and vote on creating a...
  • FBI identifies more than 400 suspects in Capitol riot

    01/27/2021 11:51:56 AM PST · by Mariner · 56 replies
    NBC via Yahoo (official press) ^ | January 27th, 2021 | Pete Williams and Tom Winter
    The FBI's investigation of the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol this month has identified more than 400 suspects, according to the figures disclosed Tuesday by the Justice Department.Steven D'Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington field office, said more than 150 criminal cases have been filed so far. Charges include unauthorized access, theft, damage to government property and assault on law enforcement officers.The top prosecutor on the case, acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, said the goal is to identify as many people as possible who entered the Capitol during the siege."Regardless of the level of criminal conduct,...
  • Court Packing Here We Come…

    01/27/2021 11:27:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    https://citizenfreepress.com ^ | Posted by Kane on January 27, 2021 2:12 pm
    Biden Launches Commission On Supreme Court Reform Joe Biden has quietly launched a commission on “reforming” the Supreme Court, potentially dropping a partisan bomb onto Congress at the same time he’s pleading for “unity and healing.” Politico reports that it will supposedly be bipartisan, but there’s only party demanding changes to the top court’s structure. Republicans will fight tooth and nail to stop any such bill from passing. It might come down to a filibuster fight in which Joe Manchin might finally have to decide whether he’s going to represent West Virginia or Chuck Schumer. This kind of radical overreach...
  • Joe Biden Kills Office Protecting Job Rights of U.S. Graduates

    01/27/2021 11:08:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    https://www.breitbart.com ^ | NEIL MUNRO | 27 Jan 2021
    The Biden administration is eliminating an office that was recently created to protect many millions of American graduates — including Biden’s young voters — from government-fueled corporate discrimination in hiring, pay, and workplace rights. The worker-rights office was announced January 13 by President Donald Trump’s deputies and canceled January 26 by Biden’s deputies. The short-lived office was intended to document and expose the corporate discrimination against Americans that is fueled by the huge Occupational Practical Training (OPT) program. In 2019, the OPT program provided work permits to 400,000 foreign graduates so they can take the jobs and opportunities needed by...
  • McConnell Tweets threat against "attacking the key Senate Rules" (Ruh Roh..)

    01/27/2021 10:58:01 AM PST · by jstolzen · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/27/21 | Mitch McConnell
    Mitch (via his Twitter feed).."Today, I made clear that if Democrats ever attack the key Senate rules, it would drain the consent and comity out of the institution. A scorched-earth Senate would hardly be able to function. It wouldn’t be a progressive’s dream. It would be a nightmare. I guarantee it."
  • Thomas Sowell documentary

    01/27/2021 10:41:24 AM PST · by cuban leaf · 7 replies
    Free to choose network ^ | 1/25/2021 | free to choose network
    This is a video documentary on Thomas Sowell that I highly recommend.
  • Puerto Rico officials hopeful of progress on statehood

    01/27/2021 10:36:18 AM PST · by RandFan · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/21 06:00 AM EST | BY REID WILSON
    Top officials in Puerto Rico say they believe they can make progress toward statehood, after voters on the island approved a statehood referendum and now that Democrats control Congress and the White House. In interviews, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi (D) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R) said they believed they can build bipartisan support for a statehood measure in the House this year, though both acknowledged the uphill fight such a bill would face in the Senate. “It will have a substantial majority of support with votes from both sides of the aisle. Primarily Democrats, but there will be a significant...
  • DHS Issues National Terrorism Alert for Domestic Extremists

    01/27/2021 10:27:47 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 137 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/27/2021 | Rachel Levy
    The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism alert warning that violent domestic extremists could attack in the coming weeks, emboldened by the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. DHS, in an alert issued Wednesday, said violent extremists opposed to the government and the presidential transition “could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence,” though the department said it doesn’t have evidence of a specific plot. The DHS release was part of a public alert called a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin. The alert is the department’s first in about a year. The last such bulletin from...
  • Biden to halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and take other climate-related action

    01/27/2021 10:16:10 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    CNN Poltics ^ | January 27, 2021 | By Maegan Vazquez and Kate Sullivan, CNN
    President Joe Biden will sign several executive actions related to the climate crisis on Wednesday, including one directing the secretary of the interior to pause on entering into new oil and natural gas leases on public lands or offshore waters. The executive order directs the interior secretary to launch a "rigorous review" of the existing leasing and permitting programs related to fossil fuel development, and to identify steps to double renewable energy production from offshore wind by 2030, according to a fact sheet provided by the White House. The halting of new leases fulfills a campaign promise by Biden and...