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  • Exclusive: House Freedom Caucus Chairman Reintroduces 3 Pro-Life Bills

    01/21/2021 5:13:44 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 4 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/21/2021 | Rachel del Guidice
    Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, reintroduced three pro-life bills Thursday, a day after President Joe Biden was inaugurated the 46th president of the United States. “The next four years of the Biden administration will bring out the worst abortion policies and edicts that our nation has experienced since the Roe v Wade decision,” Biggs said in a statement provided to The Daily Signal. He added that “the pro-life community will rise above these challenges to grow our movement and to bring about an end to abortion on-demand.”
  • Kristi Noem: The GOP's 2024 Nominee to Take on Joe Biden?

    01/21/2021 12:14:35 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 99 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/21/2024 | Rachel Bucchino
    Noem has also built national steam with her handling of the coronavirus pandemic—a mirrored, hands-off approach to the former president’s—refusing to implement a statewide mask mandate to mitigate the disease’s spread. The popularity has sparked calls for Noem to pursue a higher office.
  • Will Joe Biden End America's "Uncivil War"?

    01/21/2021 11:31:41 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 24 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/21/2021 | W James Antle III
    President Joe Biden said all the right things about American unity after taking the oath of office and in the early moments of his administration. Unfortunately, there were little tells that suggested he might not really mean it.
  • Inauguration in Ghost Town

    01/21/2021 11:15:08 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 1/20/2021 | Phillip Wegmann
    Two weeks to the day after a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress and the Electoral College from doing their duty, the Trump era came to a close when Joseph R. Biden Jr. took the oath of office as the 46th U.S. president. “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal,” the new president said. “We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts.” The message was great. All the pundits said so. But other than the media, assorted members of...
  • F-35A Stealth Fighter: The Backbone Of The U.S. Air Force

    01/21/2021 9:50:00 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 27 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/21/2021 | Peter Suicu
    In August 2020 the United States Air Force was set to receive its 250th Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, and with that milestone, the fifth-generation multirole stealth warplane became the third-largest fighter fleet in the service’s fleet. That number also accounted for nearly half of the total F-35s of all variants delivered worldwide to that point. The Air Force’s program of record is to purchase and acquire a total of 1,763 F-35As – and 48 of the advanced aircraft have been requested in each of the last three budgets, while Congress has also increased the purchase in recent funding cycles.
  • The Empty Inauguration Of Joe Biden

    01/21/2021 9:23:56 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 50 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/21/2021 | Peter Van Buren
    If presidential inaugurations are all about symbolism, what to make of this one? There was no grace present as Trump slunk off early in the morning, an embittered use of Air Force One while he still controlled it. No reports of Downton Abbey-like farewells with the White House staff. No first lady tea ceremony. Hell, it’s not like the Bidens haven’t seen the place before. The Trumps left the White House the way most people leave a hotel: might as well get an early start on it.
  • The Beretta Model 38 Submachine Gun Was A True Killer

    01/21/2021 8:44:31 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 6 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/21/2021 | Caleb Larson
    Though not all the wartime military equipment made by Italy was top-notch, the Beretta Model 38 submachine gun was highly regarded by both the Axis and Allies. The Back Story Students of military history are no doubt familiar with the wide range of weaponry that made their combat debut during that conflict. Not only were new firearms seen for the first time, but new classes of firearms also proved their worth on austere, far-flung battlefields.
  • Graham Hopes Trump Stays ‘Leader’ of GOP, Says Enemies Will ‘Get Erased’ If They Try to Oust Him

    01/21/2021 8:26:17 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/21/2020 | Brittney Bernstein
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Wednesday warned fellow Republicans that if they try to “erase Donald Trump from the party, you’re going to get erased.” “I hope people in our party understand the party itself,” he told Fox News hours after President Joe Biden was sworn-in.
  • Saab’s JAS 39 Gripen: The Best Fighter You Never Heard Of

    01/21/2021 7:35:33 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 17 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/21/2021 | Peter Suicu
    Designed to replace the variants of the Saab 35 Viggen and Saab 37 Draken combat aircraft, Sweden’s JAS 39 Gripen was first flown in December 1988 and entered operational service with the Swedish Air Force in 1997. Developed as part of a joint effort by an industrial consortium that consisted of Saab, Saab Microwave Systems (formerly Ericsson), Volvo Aero Corporation, Saab Avitronics and FFV Aerotech, the Gripen was the first Swedish multirole combat aircraft – capable of conducting interception, ground-attack, and reconnaissance.
  • Trump Leaves the National Stage -- or Has He?

    01/21/2021 6:57:08 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 12 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 1/21/2021 | Susan Crabtree
    After descending the marble steps of the White House’s South Portico for his final time as president, Donald Trump couldn’t help himself. He stopped to chat with the press before lifting off aboard Marine One for his final farewell ceremony and unknown next chapter. Clad in his trademark scarlet tie and black topcoat, Trump was far more subdued and succinct than usual as he addressed the bevy of reporters he had demonized daily as the “enemy of the people,” “a disgrace” and “fake news.”
  • Why The U.S. Air Force Needs The B-21 Stealth Bomber

    01/21/2021 6:40:37 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 8 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/21/2021 | Caleb Larson
    The B-21 Raider, named after the Doolittle Raiders of World War II fame, could make its maiden flight sometime in mid-2022, according to reporting by Air Force Magazine. B-21 airframe number one has already completed, with construction on the second airframe already underway.
  • M60E3 Machine Gun: The Rambo Gun The US Military Hated

    01/21/2021 5:49:25 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 29 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/21/2021 | Peter Suicu
    One of the most iconic scenes in the over-the-top Rambo: First Blood Part II involves the shirtless Sylvester Stallone wielding the M60E3 while firing from the hip. Even those who don’t know guns would recognize it as “Rambo’s gun.” While Stallone’s handling was cinematic, to say the least, it was still a very real weapon that saw use with the U.S. military around the world.
  • Can Joe Biden Really Unify A Disunited America?

    01/21/2021 5:16:50 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 95 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/20/2021 | Rachel Bucchino
    Joe Biden pledged to be a leader for all Americans in his inaugural address Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, calling for unity and an end to the “uncivil war” that’s brewed over the last four years. But can he actually pull it off?
  • Trump Vindicated? Stunning Washington Post Report on Capitol Riots Timeline May Change Impeachment Trial Ball Game

    01/20/2021 8:08:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/20/2021
    Within 24 hours of the Capitol riots, we saw reports from respected investigative journalists like CBS News’ Catherine Herridge that pointed to the breaching of the Capitol being a preplanned attack.For example, Herridge reported on January 7th that the first pipe bomb was said to have been found at the RNC around 12:45 as Trump was still giving his speech:#CapitolBuilding From Acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin – two pipe Bombs, one near RNC + second, DNC “not a hoax” + “were viable,” ongoing forensics to identify bombmaker + whether timers rigged for max casualties IMAGES first reported @CBSNews— Catherine...

    01/20/2021 3:40:06 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    TRUE NEWS ^ | 1/20/2021 | Rick Wiles
  • Fox News Purge Begins

    01/20/2021 12:15:48 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 72 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 1/20/2021 | Julie Kelly
    As ratings tank amid hostile coverage of former President Donald Trump, Fox News is purging its newsroom in an attempt to salvage the network’s fading brand. Political editor Chris Stirewalt, a NeverTrumper, and several digital editors were fired Tuesday; on Election Night, Stirewalt defended the network’s decision to call Arizona for Joe Biden, a move that infuriated the president and Fox News viewers. (The outcome of Arizona’s election wasn’t finalized until late November.)
  • Biden To Look Into Reinstating Obama-Era ‘Slush Fund’ Settlement Payouts Via Executive Order

    01/20/2021 11:31:18 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/20/2021 | Andrew Kerr
    President Joe Biden will order the Justice Department to review a Trump administration rule that banned prosecutors from issuing settlement agreements that allowed defendants to pay outside special interest groups instead of their victims or the government. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions put an end to the Obama-era practice in a 2017 memo, according to Fox News.
  • Why Are Gas Prices Going Up?

    01/20/2021 10:31:32 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 83 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/19/2021 | Stephen Silver
    A few reasons have been cited for the increase, per CNN, from President-Elect Biden’s stated intention to cancel the permits for the Keystone XL pipeline, to hopes for a return to normal from the pandemic to the perception that prices have nowhere to go but up. Traditionally, oil and gasoline prices drop in December and January, but this is far from a traditional year.
  • Will Nikki Haley Run for President in 2024?

    01/20/2021 9:21:33 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 158 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/20/2-21 | Stephanie Bucchino
    “President Trump has not always chosen the right words,” Haley said during a private appearance at the Republican National Committee’s annual meeting in early January, a source told POLITICO. “He was wrong with his words in Charlottesville, and I told him so at the time. He was badly wrong with his words yesterday. And it wasn’t just his words. His actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history.” Haley added that the GOP must “take personal responsibility” for the disruption that’s flooded the party.
  • Will the Senate Really Take Up Donald Trump's Impeachment?

    01/20/2021 7:00:08 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 33 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/20/2021 | Rachel Bucchino
    The timeline of President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial remains uncertain as the Senate came back from recess Tuesday to confirm a spate of President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) provided no clear indication over when Democrats would formally transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate that charged Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his lead in the riots on the U.S. Capitol building. “In terms of the timing, as I mentioned, one week ago, on January 6th, there was an active insurrection perpetrated on the Capitol of the United States incentivized by the President...