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  • Grocery Prices Fall for the First Time in a Year

    05/19/2024 2:15:57 PM PDT · by I got the rope
    The Hill ^ | 5/16/2024 | Sylvan Lane
    Grocery prices fell on the whole in April for the first time in 12 months, according to data released Wednesday by the Labor Department.
  • Report: Pricey Electric Cars Driven 20 Percent Less Than Gas-Powered Vehicles

    05/19/2024 2:06:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2024 | Amy Furr
    Drivers are apparently choosing to drive gas powered vehicles over electric ones amid President Joe Biden’s (D) push for Americans to go green on the road. A recent report from ISeeCars.com said drivers are using electric vehicles (EVs) 20 percent less than those powered by gas, the outlet reported Friday. The news comes as Biden wants a national network of 500,000 publicly available EV chargers by 2030 as he charges ahead with his “climate agenda,” Breitbart News reported April 1.
  • ‘It is time’ to help Ukraine hit bases in Russia: Victoria Nuland (a darn video)

    05/19/2024 2:05:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 10 replies
    ABC via Yahoo ^ | May 19th, 2024 | Victoria Nuland
    Advocates for the use of US Tactical Missiles (some nuclear capable) to hit Russian targets inside Russia proper. There's more than one anti American, Ukrainian partisan on this site that supports her position 100%. And they'll be on this thread. They don't care that it would result in direct war with Russia, as they think they can defeat Russia without burning the world to the ground.
  • How the Washington Post, not Nixon, covered up Watergate

    05/19/2024 1:50:27 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 17, 2024 | John D. O'Connor
    As the 50th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s unprecedented resignation approaches, Americans would do well to re-examine the Watergate scandal before the Washington Post’sjournalistic fraud becomes inalterably ossified as historical fact. Watergate involved a massive cover-up, to be sure, but it was a campaign of concealment by Washington’s paper of record, not by the Nixon administration, the true victim of Watergate. We should recall that what had originally appeared in the aftermath of the arrests to have been a “rogue” burglary caper, bungled by bit players, eventually morphed, per sensational Post reporting, into a deliberately planned campaign scheme to influence an...
  • "Her Hypocrisies Are ASTOUNDING" Winston Marshall On Taking On Nancy Pelosi. *Vid at link

    05/19/2024 1:41:27 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 6 replies
    Piers Morgan Uncensored ^ | 05/16/2024 | Piers Morgan Uncensored
    I'm just finding out who this Winston Marshall is but man I'm really liking the way he pi**ed off crazy nancy. This interview with Piers Morgan is a few days old but Marshall's hammering on the crazy one happened in the UK back on 5/11/24. I'll put up the link to his UK performance.
  • 27 minutes, Joe Biden delivers disjointed campaign speech as graduates turn their backs.

    05/19/2024 1:40:41 PM PDT · by knarf · 23 replies
    11 Alive ^ | May 19, 2024 | The floundering DNC
    I am SO looking forward to the Trump/Biden Q&A.
  • 'Forced to read script': IDF finds footage of former hostages Ela, Dafna Elyakim in Gaza-The Elyakim sisters were released as part of the hostage release and ceasefire deal in late November. (8 and 15)

    05/19/2024 12:59:13 PM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | MAY 19, 2024 | TZVI JOFFRE
    Hamas footage showing former hostages Ela and Dafna Elyakim while they were being held hostage in Gaza. (photo credit: IDF SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) The IDF released footage soldiers found of former hostages Ela and Dafna Elyakim in Gaza on Sunday. The footage shows Ela, an eight-year-old resident of Nahal Oz, in a video seemingly filmed by Hamas asking for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to free her and noting that she was "being held hostage by Hamas." A banner of Hamas's al-Qassam Brigades was displayed behind Ela. Elyakim sisters released in November The Elyakim sisters were released as part of the hostage...
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    05/19/2024 12:50:15 PM PDT · by Chris Robinson · 2 replies
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  • Mayorkas Denies Knowing Death Rate for Migrants

    05/19/2024 12:44:37 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Neil Munro
    President Joe Biden’s border chief says he does not know the death rate of the many migrants heading to his border, even though he has thousands of deputies who closely track the flow of migrants into the United States. Border chief Alejandro Mayorkas was asked on Friday, “What percentage of people die trying to get in this country?” “I don’t know … [it is] a percentage,” responded the Cuban-born, pro-migration zealot. Mayorkas has repeatedly described his support for migrants and has funded thousands of deputies and contractors to track, count, feed, and bus at least six million migrants heading to...
  • Dozens of House Dems Vote Against Measure Condemning Calls to Defund Police

    05/19/2024 12:42:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 17, 2024 | Matthew Xiao
    The House on Friday overcame opposition from dozens of Democrats in passing a Republican-led resolution that condemns calls to defund the police. The resolution, approved in a 337-61 vote, was part of the House Republicans’ National Police Week push to denounce efforts to defund the police and "[express] condolences and solemn appreciation" to family members of officers who died in the line of duty. The legislation also highlighted a "lack of accountability for violent criminals with decreased penalties and no-bail policies," which the Republicans said "has opened the door for record criminal activity in cities across the country." All 61...
  • Medical worker fleeing Gaza asked by Canada if he treated Hamas fighters (according to leftwing CBC, one shouldn't be asked if they support terrorist, or a terrorist organization.) That should be the first question asked.

    05/19/2024 12:01:24 PM PDT · by jerod · 6 replies
    Canadian Press via CBC news ^ | May 19, 2024 | Sarah Smellie
    As of April 29,179 people have been granted temporary visas under special Gaza programLawyers are questioning Canada's approach to screening visa applications for people in Gaza with extended family in Canada after one applicant, a medical worker, was asked whether he had treated members of Hamas. The Canadian Press obtained a redacted letter sent to the applicant by a Canadian immigration officer, which asks if he has "ever provided medical care to injured Hamas members." If he has not, the letter asks him to say how he was able to refuse "without consequences." Kelly O'Connor, an immigration lawyer in Toronto,...
  • Kansas City X Account Apologizes After ‘Doxxing’ Chiefs Kicker for Sharing Catholic Beliefs

    05/19/2024 11:53:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2024 | Peter Cordi
    The city of Kansas City’s X account has apologized and deleted a post that shared the location of the suburb where Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker lives after his commencement speech at a Catholic college sparked controversy on the political Left. The account for the Missouri city “doxxed” the three-time Super Bowl-winning kicker on X on Wednesday, offering followers a “reminder” of where he lives. After receiving pushback online, the account apologized and removed the post, claiming it was published “in error.” “We apologies for our previous tweet,” the account posted. “It was shared in error.” The apology was met with...
  • Trump Indictments Have Ignited a Juggernaut of a Presidential Campaign

    05/19/2024 11:51:58 AM PDT · by libstripper · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 19, 2024 | Gavin Wax
    President Trump just can’t stop winning, as the many indictments levied against him by his political opponents continue to earn him billions of dollars worth of press coverage. In fact, these indictments and the resulting media storm are doing a better job of convincing doubters of the authenticity of his agenda than President Trump and his team could likely do on their own!
  • Volodymyr Zelensky’s presidential term expires on May 20th

    05/19/2024 11:13:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Economist ^ | May 16th 2024
    Abraham lincoln won a presidential election in civil-war-torn America in 1864, and fdr secured his fourth term in 1944 while American troops were in action across the globe. Winston Churchill, by contrast, avoided the electorate until the war in Europe was over in 1945, at which point he was turfed out. Holding an election when enemies are occupying your territory or raining bombs on it, and when huge numbers of your citizens are away fighting, is tricky. Not holding one is tricky in a different way, opening those in power to the charge of illegitimacy. That is the bind that...
  • Whitehouse: Trump Made ‘Obvious Quid Pro Quo’ to Oil Executives

    05/19/2024 11:05:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/19/2024 | Pam Key
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said Sunday on MSNBC’s “Velshi” that former President Donald Trump made an “obvious quid pro quo” when he allegedly asked for a $1 billion donation from oil executives during a meeting at his Mar-a-Lago resort last month. Whitehouse said, “The problem we have is a little bit like the House. If we issue subpoenas, as the Judiciary Committee did to pursue the payments made to Justice Thomas, the Republicans said they would not enforce the subpoenas and they said they don’t comply and we won’t let them enforce it. I would expect something like that to...
  • BREAKING: Iranian president missing in helicopter crash on Azerbaijan border, presumed dead

    05/19/2024 10:57:28 AM PDT · by rod5591 · 86 replies
    bne IntelliNews ^ | 05/19/2024 | bne Tehran bureau
    By bne Tehran bureau May 19, 2024 Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian are reportedly missing after a helicopter he was travelling in was forced to make a “hard landing” on the border of Azerbaijan, local media reported. The massive search for the Bell 412 helicopter involving Red Crescent rescue teams, military personnel, and police is ongoing but is being hampered due to heavy fog in the region. Teams of men are currently on foot looking for the helicopter at the latest reports. Iran's television networks have no changed their line from "hard landing" to "accident"...
  • Russia and China ‘manipulating UK public opinion by promoting pro-Palestinian influencers’

    05/19/2024 10:31:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 May 2024 | Camilla Turner and Natalie Lisbona
    Russia and China are “manipulating” public opinion in Britain by promoting online pro-Palestinian influencers in an effort to stoke division, Whitehall sources believe. Senior Government figures fear rogue states are promoting polarising online narratives about the Israel-Hamas conflict using an army of fake social media accounts. Analysis of some of the leading pro-Palestinian social media influencers in the UK, who have ballooned in popularity in the wake of the Oct 7 Hamas attacks on Israel, has revealed that many of their followers are fake. Experts said such a boost from fake profiles would disproportionately amplify pro-Palestinian voices – the more...
  • Iranians Asked to Pray for President Raisi After Helicopter Goes Missing

    05/19/2024 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2024 | Joel B. Pollak
    Iranians have been asked to pray for the safety of President Ebrahim Raisi after his helicopter went missing on the way back from a meeting Sunday with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan. The helicopter was also carrying Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, among other officials. It went missing in heavy fog in the mountainous region of northwestern Iran.
  • The Iranian president’s helicopter crashed. God? Bad luck? The Mossad?

    05/19/2024 10:27:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/19/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    News broke a few hours ago that the helicopter carrying Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, has crashed in the mountainous, wooded terrain of Eastern Azerbaijan, with a search ongoing for the crash site. Sometimes bad things happen, but when the President of Iran’s helicopter crashes, and his foreign minister was on the copter, too, one wonders if its more than coincidence. People are already wondering whether this was an accident or something more. It’s no secret that Iran is a worldwide state funder of terrorism. Along with Qatar, it’s the money behind both Hezbollah and...
  • Oklahoma judge already facing wild Texas road rage shooting charges similarly accused of drive-by shooting at his brother-in-law’s house with gun he later reported stolen

    05/19/2024 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Law &Crime ^ | 5/13/24 | Matt Laham
    An Oklahoma judge already facing a felony case in Texas in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting and road rage crash now faces an indictment for allegedly perpetrating a drive-by shooting at his brother in-law’s house in the Sooner State. Investigators said the victim was stopped at a traffic light and Lovell “nearly” pushed her car “into cross traffic.” After his arrest, the judge allegedly claimed not to remember anything about the shooting but acknowledged rear-ending the other driver who “cut him off.” Cops said he “did not admit the collisions were intentional,” though. Read the Oklahoma indictment here. The...