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  • DeSantis Orders FL Troops In D.C. Back Home: ‘They’re Not Nancy Pelosi’s Servants’

    01/22/2021 8:47:27 AM PST · by McGruff · 50 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Jan 22, 2021 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday morning announced that he has ordered back home Florida National Guard troops sent to Washington, D.C., to secure the inauguration of President Joe Biden, which took place on Wednesday. “[Governor Ron DeSantis] says he ordered the National Guard to come home from the U.S. Capitol because ‘they’re not Nancy Pelosi’s servants’ and ‘this is a half-cocked mission at this point and I think the appropriate thing is to bring them home,'” reported Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief Mary Ellen Klas. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott (TX) reacted quickly to the report, too, ordering on...
  • Majority of House GOP reportedly supports removing Liz Cheney from leadership after impeachment vote

    01/22/2021 7:54:11 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 41 replies
    the week ^ | 1/22/2021 | Kathryn Krawczyk
    Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, was one of only a handful of Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over his role in inciting the Capitol riot. More than a majority of GOP House members have since indicated they'd support ousting Cheney from her leadership spot, while at least two other Republicans have lined up to replace her, Politico reports. At least 107 House members — more than half the caucus — privately support removing Cheney from power, multiple GOP sources involved in the effort told Politico. Meanwhile New York Reps. Elise Stefanik and Lee Zeldin, who defended...
  • National Guard allowed back into Capitol after eviction to parking garage; Trump offers DC hotel rooms

    01/22/2021 8:30:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 01/22/2021
    Update (1020ET): National Guardsmen have been allowed back into the Capitol Complex after outrage erupted over their Thursday eviction to nearby parking garages.Article originally published at Zero Hedge.According to CNN, one Guardsman said that they are now allowed to rest in the US Capitol Visitor Center. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has reportedly given permission for troops to stay at Trump Hotel DC if needed.SCOOP: Trump has given permission for the troops to stay at Trump Hotel DC if any of them need, per advisor @OANN— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 22, 2021Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, meanwhile, said that it was...
  • National Guard Forced to Evacuate Capitol Grounds After Alleged Mask Complaint by Democrat Congressman

    01/22/2021 8:17:48 AM PST · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/2021 | Kristina Wong
    National Guard troops were forced to evacuate the Capitol building grounds on Thursday and hang out in parking garages, allegedly after a Democrat congressman complained about one National Guard member not wearing a mask at a cafe in the building. According to a source, Rep. Will Keating (D-MA) reported to the Capitol building authorities earlier in the day that a National Guardsman was seen in a Dunkin Donuts without a mask on. After Keating commented out loud that masks were required to be worn at all times in a federal building, the National Guard member responded, “I appreciate my freedom,”...
  • Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines spoiled after Boston VA cleaner accidentally unplugs freezer

    01/22/2021 6:54:49 AM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 22, 2021 | Zachary Folk
    Nearly 2000 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine were spoiled at a Boston-area VA facility after a cleaning contractor accidentally loosened a plug for a freezer, according to a report. The shots were discovered by staff at the VA Boston Pharmacy on Tuesday. At least 1,900 doses were compromised, Kyle Toto, a spokesman for the VA Boston Healthcare System, told the Boston Globe. “The plug was found loose after a contractor accidentally removed it while cleaning,” Toto said. ... Moderna COVID-19 vaccines — as well as doses developed by rival Pfizer-BioNTech — must be stored at very low temperatures, between negative...

    01/22/2021 5:25:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 83 replies ^ | Jan 15, 2021 | U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04)
    Today, U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-04) introduced the Wall Street Tax Act, legislation to create a new tax on financial transactions that would generate billions in revenue, while reducing speculative trading and volatility in the market. “High-frequency traders front-run the market and drive up prices for individuals, pension funds and other value investors,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio. “Some days high-frequency traders trade billions of shares that they sometimes hold for only seconds or less. They reap enormous financial benefits for themselves and their privileged elite investors but add no value to our economy. Congress needs to rein in excessive speculative...
  • Bill Russell cites Martin Luther King Jr. in call for Congressional action against Donald Trump: 'Good vs. evil'

    01/19/2021 6:22:50 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | January 18, 2021 | Jason Owens
    As the nation celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bill Russell invoked the civil rights icon Monday in a plea for action in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The NBA legend tweeted a message quoting King in a call for accountability for President Trump for his role in inciting his supporters to march on the Capitol before they ransacked the building in an assault that claimed five lives. Russell framed his message as a matter of “good vs. evil” and quoted a passage from a sermon King delivered in New York...
  • Why New Hampshire Is Suing Massachusetts

    01/18/2021 4:13:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | January 18, 2021 | Jeff Jacoby
    Freedom from income taxes is among New Hampshire's delights: The Granite State is one of just nine that don't tax ordinary income. Of course, that benefit doesn't apply to New Hampshire residents who commute to work across the Massachusetts border. Income earned inside Massachusetts by an out-of-state resident is subject to Massachusetts taxes.What about a New Hampshire resident who used to commute to Massachusetts?A no-brainer, surely. If you don't live in Massachusetts, and you no longer work in Massachusetts, then Massachusetts has no right to tax your earnings. What could be more self-evident?Until last spring, that was the law. The...
  • Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Snubs Trump – Turns Down Presidential Medal Of Freedom

    01/12/2021 9:13:21 AM PST · by MJacks4 · 62 replies
    The Mix ^ | 1/12/2021 | James Conrad
    The New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been a close friend of President Donald Trump for many years. He has even visited him at the White House multiple times over the past four years. That’s why it had to have come as a shock to Trump that Belichick snubbed him by turning down the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Lawmakers vote to change Mass. state seal, motto long offensive to Native Americans

    01/11/2021 3:38:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    State House News (Massachusetts) ^ | January 11, 2021 | Chris Lisinski
    BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers last week took a step toward potentially replacing the official state seal and motto, a victory for activists who have argued for decades that the current versions disparage Native Americans. A legislative resolve creating a commission to recommend a new seal and motto (S 2848) emerged in the final hours of the 2020-2021 lawmaking session, earning support from both branches and landing on Gov. Charlie Baker's desk just after 4 a.m.
  • Massachusetts to Require All Car Sales to Be Electric by 2035

    01/08/2021 6:06:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/05/2021 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Massachusetts plans on ending the sale of all gas-guzzling vehicles by 2035 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Kathleen Theoharides released a proposal last week that outlined the state’s goals in 2030 and further into the future.
  • Remorseful man returns statue's stolen sword after 40 years

    01/04/2021 7:58:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 04, 2021
    A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town's historical commission that he regretted taking it. Cindy P. Gaylord, the chair of Westfield's Historical Commission, said a man contacted the city hall saying he had the sword stolen from the town's statue of Gen. William Shepard in 1980, the Springfield Republican reported on Sunday. Gaylord agreed to give the man anonymity if he returned the bronze sword and arranged for him and his wife to drop it off at her home, she said.
  • Massachusetts House overrides governor's veto of abortion bill

    12/29/2020 8:26:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/29/2020 | Ryan Foley
    Just days after Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a bill that would expand abortion access in Massachusetts, the state’s Democrat-led House of Representatives has voted to override the veto. Last week, Baker, a Republican who supports abortion, elected to veto abortion legislation known as the ROE Act. The bill, which was originally included as part of the state’s budget for fiscal year 2021, would codify the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide into law and loosen abortion restrictions in the state. “I strongly support a woman’s right to access reproductive health care, and many provisions of this...
  • Even Homer Gets Mobbed: A Massachusetts school has banned ‘The Odyssey.’

    12/27/2020 5:26:53 PM PST · by RightGeek · 61 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/27/2020 | Meghan Cox Gurdon
    A sustained effort is under way to deny children access to literature. Under the slogan #DisruptTexts, critical-theory ideologues, schoolteachers and Twitter agitators are purging and propagandizing against classic texts—everything from Homer to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Dr. Seuss. Their ethos holds that children shouldn’t have to read stories written in anything other than the present-day vernacular—especially those “in which racism, sexism, ableism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of hate are the norm,” as young-adult novelist Padma Venkatraman writes in School Library Journal. No author is valuable enough to spare, Ms. Venkatraman instructs: “Absolving Shakespeare of responsibility by mentioning that he lived...
  • 'Squad' introduces bill for $2,000 stimulus checks backed by Trump

    12/25/2020 8:48:32 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 25, 2020 | By Tyler Olson
    'Squad' bill not tied with other coronavirus aid, unlike bill introduced by Rep. Richard Neal ------ Members of the progressive "Squad" in the House on Thursday introduced their own bill to send $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans after President Trump this week demanded the $600 checks included in Congress' stimulus deal be increased to that number. The legislation was spearheaded by Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; and Pramila Jayapal D-Wash. It came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the House will meet on Monday to vote on stand-alone legislation for $2,000...
  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Bans Gatherings over 10 in ‘Private Homes’

    12/23/2020 9:26:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/23/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) announced another wave of restrictions taking effect prior to New Year’s, including a ban on gatherings over ten, with the restriction extending to “private homes.” Baker announced the latest set of restrictions Tuesday, which will go into effect on Saturday, December 26 — the day after Christmas
  • Convicted identity thief working at Massachusetts unemployment office scammed benefits, feds say

    12/21/2020 6:44:04 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 18, 2020 | Sean Philip Cotter
    A woman who worked for the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance after getting out of prison for identity theft got right back to her old tricks, the feds say, claiming she used her position to try to swindle money out of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for her, her husband and their seven fictional children. Tiffany Pacheco, also known as Tiffany Tavery or Tiffany Wolfe, 35, and her husband Arthur Pacheco, 47, were both arrested in Texas on Thursday. Both are charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and Tiffany Pacheco is also charged with wire fraud. Though Tiffany Pacheco in...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested for Punching 80-Year-Old Woman in the Face

    12/17/2020 8:54:29 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 24 replies
    NN ^ | 12-17-20 | Jay Greenberg
    A prominent Black Lives Matter leader has been arrested on assault and battery charges after he was filmed punching an 80-year-old woman in the face. 32-year-old leftist Ernst Jean-Jacques Jr. is accused of attacking the elderly woman while she was rallying for President Donald Trump in Swampscott, Massachusetts, on Saturday.
  • Florida Is Open, New York Is Closed, And The Latter Has More COVID Deaths

    12/16/2020 7:00:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/16/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Thus far in Florida, approximately 20,000 people have died of COVID-19. In Texas, the number stands around 24,000, and in New York, about 35,000.New York is the smallest of the three, with 19.54 million residents. Then comes Florida, with 21.67 million, before Texas, with 28.7 million residents.COVID numbers are difficult to trust. Cases are often counted more than once as patients go in and out of the hospital, and some deaths are attributed to COVID that are barely related, if at all.There’s a perverse incentive to write down “COVID” and get state and federal money, no doubt, but one thing...
  • Tell Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to Veto Measure Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

    11/28/2020 9:40:38 AM PST · by xomething · 13 replies
    lifenews ^ | 11/27/2020 | Dave Andrusko
    We’ve posted explanations and factsheets and critiques from our affiliate, Massachusetts Citizens for Life, of the latest over-the-top pro-abortion proposal–abortion up until birth and the removal of protection for abortion survivors, for starters. But all that our affiliate did, along with the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, did not prevent the legislature from passing Amendment 759 (in the House) and Amendment 180 (in the Senate) to the proposed fiscal year 2021 state budget. As the Boston Pilot explained Legislators had inserted amendments into house and senate budget bills that would effectively implement the “ROE Act,” a bill proposed in 2019 to legalize...