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  • IN: State Police Overwhelmed by Response to Free Lifetime Carry Permits

    07/27/2021 4:33:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 23 July, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    As a compromise in the debate over Constitutional Carry, the Indiana legislature passed a firearms reform bill that eliminated the fee for an Indiana lifetime carry permit. The fee for the 5-year permit was eliminated in 2019. That law went into effect on 1 July 2020. From the Crime Prevention Research Center, Indiana had 967,061 permits as of July 1, 2020. At that time, 18.73% of the adult population had an Indiana carry permit. On 1 July of 2020, when the five-year permit fee was eliminated, about 8,000 applications for permits were received. From indystar.com:State Police received 2,259 handgun permit...
  • Chip Shortage Leads to ‘Dead’ Cars On Factory Lots, GM Halts Truck Production

    07/23/2021 5:13:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 94 replies
    TTAC ^ | July 22, 2021 | Tim Healey
    Have you heard the one about the dead cars? No, not the ones we find in junkyards, but the ones that haven’t had life yet, thanks to the chip shortage. These so-called “dead” cars are vehicles that have rolled off the assembly line, otherwise ready for sale, sitting in fields or on lots near the factories that produced them, just waiting for chips The New York Times even recently recounted an anecdote from a dealer principal who took a pilgrimage to a Ford factory to see all the “dead” cars for himself. We weren’t able to pin down a reliable...
  • Mike Pence Prevented 'Martial Law' From Being Declared on 1/6: Dem Lawmaker

    07/18/2021 3:01:15 AM PDT · by blueplum · 116 replies
    Newsweek via msn ^ | 17 Jul 2021 | Darragh Roche
    "...Raskin told Hayes: "We got very lucky with Mike Pence." "All they wanted Pence to do was to rebuff the electors coming in from Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, lowering Biden's total below 270, kicking the presidential contest into a contingent election," Raskin said. In the event that no presidential candidate can reach 270 Electoral College votes, the next president is selected by the House of Representatives. This rare situation has not arisen since the 19th century.
  • Former South Bend Housing Authority director and 4 others indicted on fraud charges [During Mayor Buttigieg Term]

    07/21/2021 7:12:17 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 21 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | Jul. 21, 2021 | Jeff Parrott and Christian Sheckler
    Federal prosecutors on Tuesday afternoon announced that a grand jury indicted Tonya Robinson, the former executive director of the South Bend Housing Authority, and four others in a scheme that defrauded the U.S. government of millions of dollars. The indictment says payments to the contractors totaled $5.8 million "over the course of the scheme." The money went to the "personal use and benefit" of the defendants, according to the indictment, including "spending the proceeds at local casinos." Robinson, 58, who ran the authority from 2014 until she was fired in September 2019, made cash deposits into her personal bank accounts...
  • Conservatives launch publishing company for right-wing authors to fight ‘cancel culture, virtue signaling cesspool’

    06/18/2021 12:59:51 PM PDT · by gattaca · 29 replies
    BPR ^ | June 17, 2021 | Thomas Catenacci
    Two former publishing executives have launched a pro-free speech book publisher that will avail its presses to conservatives whose platforms have been canceled. Conservative authors have increasingly had more trouble getting their books published in major publishing houses recently as the U.S. political environment has become more polarized, the executives, Louise Burke and Kate Hartson told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. The two joined forces to create All Seasons Press as a response to the trend of major book publishers de-platforming conservatives. “I’m increasingly concerned and somewhat outraged about what’s going on in terms of free speech and free...
  • Report: Pence, Netanyahu Urged Trump to Attack Iran Following Election Loss

    07/19/2021 6:26:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/18/2021 | Deborah Brand
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former vice president Mike Pence urged Donald Trump to attack Iran after it was clear the latter had lost the 2020 election, according to a report in the New Yorker. The notion of a military strike was staunchly opposed, however, by chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley.
  • McCarthy Stacks Pelosi’s January 6 Committee with Mix of Conservative Killers, Law Enforcement Experts

    07/19/2021 5:01:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2021 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) plans to announce Monday the names of the five Republicans who will sit on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) committee to investigate the riot that occurred January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. McCarthy will appoint Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Jim Banks (R-IN), Troy Nehls (R-TX), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) to sit on the 13-member select committee, according to a senior House GOP aide familiar with the matter. All McCarthy’s appointees voted against impeaching former President Donald Trump in January and all voted against establishing the select committee. Jordan, Banks, and Nehls...
  • "Walk for Licenses" through Indiana stops in Lafayette

    07/14/2021 3:24:48 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 19 replies
    WLFI ^ | 7/14/2021 | Joseph Paul
    Organizers met at Happy Hollow Park and traveled together to Centennial Park, where the fourth day of the march began. They are doing similar walks in cities across Indiana for seven days and 300 miles. "For more than 15 years now, we have been driving in fear, driving to work without protection and it was something that once protected us from deportation, and so we're here demanding that we have that right back," says Catalan-Ruano. "It's not a luxury, it's not a privilege. We should all have the right to drive." The group is pushing state legislators to allow "driving...
  • House Ethics Committee Dismisses GOP Lawmaker’s $5,000 Metal Detector Fine

    07/02/2021 8:51:55 AM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies
    epoch times ^ | 2 July A.D. 2021 | Masooma Haq
    The 10-member panel on the House Ethics Committee voted Thursday to drop the $5,000 fine issued to Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), who challenged the report by the Capitol that said she failed to complete a security screening before entering the House building. This is the third time a majority of the evenly split bipartisan panel voted in favor of waiving the metal detector fee since the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol. In May the Capitol Police issued a report that documented an incident where Foxx set off a metal detector in front of a door to the House chamber....
  • REPORT: Ashli Babbitt’s Killer Was Secret Service Agent Assigned To Mike Pence

    06/30/2021 7:06:55 PM PDT · by RandFan · 96 replies
    National File ^ | June 30 | Andrew White
    As Americans fight to identify the man who shot and killed of Ashli Babbitt, whose identity has remained hidden from the public, a report from the Spectator suggests that her murderer was a Secret Service agent assigned to the disgraced former Vice President Mike Pence. Many Americans have been led to believe that Capitol Police were responsible for the horrific execution of the unarmed veteran patriot, Ashli Babbitt, during the chaotic event at the US Capitol building on January 6. However, a new report from the Spectator suggests that her killer was a member of the United States Secret Service...
  • Pence sparks more 2024 speculation by headlining event in early primary state

    05/09/2021 10:55:09 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 98 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 09, 2021 11:49 AM | Michael Lee
    Former Vice President Mike Pence will headline a major GOP fundraising dinner in New Hampshire, in a move sparking speculation of a 2024 run for president. Pence will headline the Hillsborough County GOP’s annual Lincoln-Reagan awards dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire, the state that holds the first presidential primary in the nation. The move comes after Pence gave his first address since leaving office in South Carolina, the first southern state to vote in presidential primaries and the third state overall on the nominating calendar. "We've got to guard our values ... by offering a positive agenda to the American...
  • Mike Pence: Joe Biden Campaigned ‘As A Moderate’ But He’s ‘Most Liberal President Since FDR’

    06/04/2021 3:26:01 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03.06.2021 | Ashley Oliver
    Former Vice President Mike Pence during a speech Thursday in New Hampshire blasted the policies of President Joe Biden, observing the president had gone from campaigning “as a moderate” to becoming “the most liberal president since FDR.” Pence delivered his remarks during the Hillsborough County GOP’s annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner, and as he railed against Biden and spoke optimistically about the Republican Party’s future, the former vice president only further added to speculation that he himself could be considering a run for president in 2024. Although Pence did not give any indications of his plans during his comments, he conveyed...
  • Pence Blasts Critical Race Theory As 'State Sanctioned Racism'

    06/25/2021 12:27:19 PM PDT · by Drastic · 34 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 6-25-2021 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Former Vice President Mike Pence joined the chorus of voices against Critical Race Theory, blasting the race-baiting curriculum as “state sanctioned racism” during remarks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Thursday. "Critical race theory teaches children as young as kindergarten to be ashamed of their skin color. It represents a full-throated assault aimed at the heart of the American experiment," Pence said. "It is nothing short of state-sponsored and state-sanctioned racism. Our party must ensure that critical race theory is expelled from our schools, our military, and our public institutions.” The former VP added that "we must eliminate critical...
  • Mike Pence: GOP Must Recognize China as ‘the Greatest Threat to Our Prosperity, Security, and Values’

    06/25/2021 8:41:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/25/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Former Vice President Mike Pence said it is essential for the Republican Party to recognize China as the “greatest threat to our prosperity, security, and values,” outlining his vision for the party’s future during a Thursday speech at the Reagan Library in Southern California as part of “The Time For Choosing” series. “Our future agenda for the Republican Party must include a recognition that after years of capitulation by both political parties, that China is now the greatest threat to our prosperity, security, and values,” Pence said during the Thursday evening speech, pitching his vision for the future of the...
  • Pence said he's 'proud' Congress certified Biden's win on Jan. 6

    06/24/2021 8:01:40 PM PDT · by RandFan · 217 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/21 10:52 PM EDT | BY LEXI LONAS -
    Former Vice President Mike Pence reiterated at a speech at the Reagan Library on Thursday he did not have the constitutional authority to stop the count of the electoral votes on Jan. 6. “Now there are those in our party who believe that in my position as presiding officer over the joint session that I possess the authority to reject or return electoral votes certified by the states,” Pence said. "The Constitution provides the vice president with no such authority before the joint session of Congress." Some Republicans, including former President Trump, called for Pence to reject electoral votes on...
  • “I’m Not Going Back To Work”: Indiana Residents Sue After Governor Nixes Unemployment Benefits

    06/22/2021 10:49:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 06/22/2021 | Tyler Durden
    A group of Indiana residents have filed a lawsuit against state officials, challenging the state's decision to end federal unemployment benefits by the end of the week.The lawsuit, filed last Monday, seeks to preserve what was supposed to be temporary pandemic safety net of $300 per week on top of other state or federal benefits, after indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced last month that the state would pull out of the federal program before it's official September end date in order to motivate unemployed people to help fill the state's more than 116,000 open jobs.Holcomb is joined by around two...
  • Why Is Republican-Run Indiana Letting Tax Dollars Fund Critical Race Theory?

    06/22/2021 7:28:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/22/2021 | Gabe Kaminsky
    Multiple Indiana government agencies are involved in the conference pushing critical race theory, including state-funded universities. Nearly all state Republican leaders refused to comment.State agencies in Republican-controlled Indiana are providing taxpayer dollars and marketing assistance to a far-left organization that is bringing two prominent critical race theory activists to a statewide teachers’ conference this summer.Indiana Black Expo, a group that bills itself as “celebrat[ing] cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all races, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, socioeconomic levels and religious affiliations,” will host its annual education conference from July 13 to 15. Dena Simmons and Dr. Bettina L. Love, two activists who...
  • Former Indiana GOP schools chief changes party affiliation to Democrat

    06/22/2021 5:17:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    nwitimes.com ^ | 6/14/21 | Dan Carden
    One of the worst-kept secrets in Indiana politics officially is out of the bag — Jennifer McCormick is a Democrat. The former state superintendent of public instruction confirmed Monday she no longer identifies with the Indiana Republican Party that nominated and elected her in 2016 to lead the Indiana Department of Education. McCormick said she now realizes the values she held during her four years as state schools chief, including taking care of the whole child while pursuing academic excellence, only can be fulfilled by the Indiana Democratic Party. "I know there are Republican voters across Indiana who believe in...
  • Kevin McCarthy: 'Mike Pence is not a Traitor'

    06/20/2021 8:42:19 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 149 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 18, 2021 | Holden Walter-warner and Nikki Schwab
    House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has defended Mike Pence after the former Vice President was booed and called a 'traitor' at a Faith & Freedom Coalition event in Orlando Friday. McCarthy appeared on Fox News on Friday evening and defended Pence after he was heckled by the crowd at the 'Road to Majority'-themed event. 'It is great to be back with so many patriots. Dedicated to faith and freedom and the road to the majority,' Pence had said. As he began thanking Ralph Reed, the head of the Faith & Freedom coalition, he was met with boos and people loudly...
  • The Atlantic Lays Out Pete Buttigieg’s Path to Presidency — in 2024

    06/09/2021 10:53:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/09/2021 | Kyle Morris
    The Atlantic magazine published a profile piece on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Tuesday and plotted his path to the presidency that would involve him replacing incumbent President Joe Biden. Writer Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote the glowing report about Buttigieg’s attempts to gather support for a massive “infrastructure” spending bill that redefines traditional infrastructure to include elder care and electric vehicles.