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  • She Was Jailed for Basic Journalism. A Federal Court Isn't Sure if That's Unconstitutional.

    01/24/2023 2:52:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | 1.24.2023 | Billy Binion
    Priscilla Villarreal's case will be heard again tomorrow at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. She has attracted some unlikely supporters.Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is most known for its work taking up controversial religious freedom cases. They famously defended Jack Phillips, a baker who was the subject of a high-profile suit after he declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. More recently, the organization argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of Lorie Smith, a website designer who preemptively challenged a Colorado law so that she would not have to design wedding...
  • Antony Blinken Says He Doesn’t Know Why Government Records Were Taken to Penn Biden Center

    01/19/2023 1:54:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-19-2023 | KRISTINA WONG
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday he had no idea why government documents were taken to the Penn Biden Center, despite serving there as managing director for two years. At a press conference, Blinken was asked if he was “aware of any reason why classified documents would have been packed and brought there while you were there, and whether you would be available for an interview if the special counsel requests.” Blinken responded, “The short answer is no.” He added, “Just as you heard from President Biden about a week ago, I was surprised to learn that there were...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil January 18, 2023 ~PRAYER~

    01/18/2023 1:09:21 AM PST · by Norski · 23 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | January 18, 2023 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, Religious Freedom and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. " (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. "Finally, brothers, rejoice. Set things in order. Be encouraged. Agree with one another. Be at peace. And the...
  • Reining in Government Spending? Let's Get Real, Why is a Republican Freedom Caucus Even Necessary?

    01/17/2023 10:18:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/17/2023 | Larry Elder
    Behind the refusal of the House Republican Party’s so-called freedom caucus to vote for Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is the caucus’s skepticism that he will actually “rein in government spending.” I’ve never quite understood why all Republicans do not belong to the Freedom Caucus. If the Republican Party supports low taxes, light regulations and strong national security, why is a Freedom Caucus even necessary? Here’s the problem. In 1900, government at all three levels — local, state and federal — taxed Americans at about 9% of their earnings. Now, it is over 32%. As former President Ronald Reagan said: “Government’s...
  • White House: Government Debt Doesn’t Weaken America ‘at All’

    01/14/2023 10:48:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/14/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s edition of NBC’s “Now Tonight,” White House Council of Economic Advisers member Jared Bernstein argued that America’s government debt doesn’t weaken the country. Host Jake Ward asked, “For those of us at home, the idea of having debt sounds like a very, very bad thing. … What I want to ask you here is, is [Speaker Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)] right, does our debt as a nation make us weak?”
  • We’ve Seen the Corrupt Government Gangsters Go Out and Cover Up the Corrupt Activities” – Kash Patel on Special Counsel Robert Hur

    01/13/2023 12:00:47 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Survive the News ^ | JAN 13, 2023 | Kash Patel
    The special counsel created by Biden’s corrupt Attorney General Merrick Garland is the right thing to do by the wrong gang of criminals. Kash Patel joined Steve Bannon on the War Room and he laid it all on the table. He shared: A special counsel on paper is the right move and it would have been back in November but the problem is we’ve seen the corrupt government gangsters go out and cover up the corrupt activities. Namely the likes of Rod Rosenstein, Chris Wray and Merrick Garland. ... Remember Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller, Comey’s best friend to be Special...
  • Florida man gets 8½ years for using federal pandemic relief funds to buy lavish 12-acre estate and a fleet of luxury cars

    01/13/2023 12:45:30 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 22 replies
    MW ^ | 1/13/2023 | Marketwatch
    He’s going from one big house to another. A failed lawyer and movie executive from Florida has been sentenced to 8½ years in prison for stealing $7.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds, which he used to buy luxury cars and a 12,500-square-foot mansion on a 12-acre estate. Don Cisternino, 47, of Chuluota, Fla., pleaded guilty in September in federal court in Orlando to wire-fraud and identity-theft charges for the scam in which he submitted applications for pandemic aid programs. Cisternino claimed he had a film and theater production and marketing business that had 441 employees, when in reality it had...
  • FEMA’s help for Alaska Natives had mistranslations, nonsense

    01/13/2023 5:00:51 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 13 Jan 2023 | MARK THIESSEN
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — After tidal surges and high winds from the remnants of a rare typhoon caused extensive damage to homes along Alaska’s western coast in September, the U.S. government stepped in to help residents — largely Alaska Natives — repair property damage. Residents who opened Federal Emergency Management Agency paperwork expecting to find instructions on how to file for aid in Alaska Native languages like Yup’ik or Inupiaq instead were reading bizarre phrases. “Tomorrow he will go hunting very early, and will (bring) nothing,” read one passage. The translator randomly added the word “Alaska” in the middle of...
  • House Republicans Seek To Make A Statement About Which Flag Our Government Should Fly

    01/12/2023 7:47:52 AM PST · by Conservativetpa · 8 replies
    The Free Press-Tampa ^ | 01/12/2023 | Liam Edgar
    House Republicans this week sought to make a statement about which flag our government should fly. GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina introduced the Old Glory Only Act, which would permit only the American flag to be flown above U.S. embassies and other diplomatic outposts...
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders Moves to Cut Size of Government, Ban Critical Race Theory in Schools, Discard ‘Latinx’

    01/11/2023 8:07:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 11, 2023 | Tyler O'Neil
    Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a Republican, signed seven executive orders to decrease the size of her state’s government, combat “indoctrination” and critical race theory in schools, and remove the term “Latinx” from government documents. During her inaugural address Tuesday, Sanders pledged to sign an executive order “preventing the political indoctrination of Arkansas’ schoolchildren.” “As long as I am governor,” she said, “our schools will focus on the skills our children need to get ahead in the modern world—not brainwashing our children with a left-wing political agenda.” The governor’s office sent copies of the executive orders to The Daily Signal....
  • Election Fraud Infrastructure: Your Government At Work!

    01/09/2023 8:09:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/09/2023 | Jay Valentine
    There is nothing so unnerving as government-initiated election fraud, perpetrated by both political parties, hiding in plain sight. This is the world we live in — the one Republicans are about to encounter. The most basic ingredient for industrial-scale voter fraud is the voter roll, fat with phantom names and addresses. ;Someone may be able to transport 250,000 paper ballots from New York to Pennsylvania, leave the truck in the parking lot, and find it gone when he returns.Those ballots are useless paper if not tied to an identity at a real address.The hard part is creating people and addresses...
  • What to Expect from the Government in 2023? More of the Same

    01/07/2023 10:18:37 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 01/05/2023 | John & Nisha Whitehead
    “There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.”—Montesquieu, Enlightenment philosopherFor those wondering what to expect from the government in 2023, it looks like we’re going to be in for more of the same in terms of the government’s brand of madness, mayhem, corruption and brutality.Digital prisons. Unceasingly, the government and its corporate partners are pushing for a national digital ID system. Local police agencies have already been given access to facial recognition software and databases containing 20 billion images, the precursor to a digital ID. Eventually,...
  • The House Speaker's Race Is Worth Celebrating

    01/06/2023 1:01:44 PM PST · by EnderWiggin1970 · 7 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 1/6/23 | Neil Patel
    There's a lot of alarmism going on right now about the race for speaker of the House. Many are calling it a crisis or a "three-ring circus." What it is really is the first sign that the reckoning and subsequent healing needed among Republicans may finally be upon us. There is a huge split within the Republican Party. The party establishment sees an America that's fundamentally the same as it was in 1985 and has a policy agenda fit for just that moment. These Republicans still see big business as their allies. They equate policies that help big business with...
  • America Prayer Vigil, Jan 6, 2023

    01/06/2023 4:13:09 AM PST · by norsky · 27 replies
    Jan 6, 2023 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • What is a nihhilist?

    01/05/2023 11:21:56 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 75 replies
    Ari Fliescher, stated on Fox News, that the Pubs who won't vote for McCarthy are "nihilist's".
  • 10 Scandals To Keep Your Eye On In 2023

    01/03/2023 10:00:21 PM PST · by CFW · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/3/23 | Margot Cleveland
    The new year is upon us and with it a fresh start for more corruption. But 2023 also offers the opportunity to bring closure to some long-running scandals. Here are 10 to track in the upcoming year. 1. Government’s Puppeteering of Big Tech and Media
  • Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

    01/03/2023 11:23:59 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 17 replies
    Brainy Ohio ^ | late 19th century | Otto Von Bismarck
    Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
  • Official Kevin McCarthy for Speaker Thread

    01/03/2023 5:34:01 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 79 replies
    Self | 1/3/2023 | EQAndyBuzz
    Official McCarthy for Speaker Thread
  • Researchers Develop a Device That Can Use WiFi To See Through Walls

    01/02/2023 1:22:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | JANUARY 1, 2023 | By UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
    The Wi-Peep stands out due to its accessibility and portability. In addition, it was created by Abedi’s team using only a store-bought drone and a small amount of readily available hardware, costing only $20. The drone-powered device exposes vulnerabilities in WiFi security. A team of researchers from the University of Waterloo has created a drone-powered device that can see through walls using WiFi networks. The device, named Wi-Peep, can fly close to a building and then utilize the WiFi network of the inhabitants to quickly identify and locate any WiFi-enabled devices within. The Wi-Peep exploits a loophole the researchers call...
  • The U.S. Government’s Woke Training Read instructions from the Army, NASA, the VA, and more, obtained via open-records law.

    01/02/2023 10:14:52 AM PST · by MAGA2017 · 15 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/30/22 | WSJ Editorial Board
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has a gender gingerbread person. NASA says beware of micro-inequities. And if U.S. Army servicewomen express “discomfort showering with a female who has male genitalia,” what’s the brass’s reply? Talk to your commanding officer, but toughen up. These are details from hundreds of pages of diversity and inclusion training materials used by the federal government in 2021 and obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Everyone in corporate life knows such training, lampooned in the second episode of the TV show “The Office.” Yet taxpayers might be curious how their money is being spent...