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  • Justices keep student loan cancellation blocked for now

    12/01/2022 12:25:02 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer
    The Associated Press ^ | December 1, 2022
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday said the Biden administration program to cancel student loans will remain blocked for now, but the justices agreed to take up the case in late winter. The court’s decision to hear arguments relatively quickly means it is likely to determine whether the widespread loan cancellations are legal by late June. That’s about two months before the newly extended pause on loan repayments is set to expire. The administration had wanted a court order that would have allowed the program to take effect even as court challenges proceed. But as a fallback, it...
  • Health Secretary Xavier Becerra Advises ‘Updated’ Coronavirus Shot for Those Who Got the Jab 2 Months Ago

    12/01/2022 12:13:38 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2022 | HANNAH BLEAU
    U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra is apparently advising Americans who got a coronavirus jab as recently as two months ago to get the “updated” shot now as well. “An updated COVID vaccine can help protect you from the worst outcomes of COVID,” Becerra said this week, urging those who got their coronavirus shot over two months ago to get another one. “If it’s been over 2 months since your last dose, make a plan to get one now,” he wrote: An updated COVID vaccine can help protect you from the worst outcomes of COVID. If it’s...
  • Senate Democrat Pressured IRS to Target Conservatives..'This is a U.S. senator basically trying to turn the heat up on investigations by the Internal Revenue Service...

    12/01/2022 12:12:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | December 1, 2022 | Jacob Bruns
    The freshly-militarized Internal Revenue Service will now predictably be used by the Left to target conservatives, and the process has already started. After adding 87,000 new armed “agents” this past summer, the tax-collecting bureaucracy is poised to target political dissidents and small business owners who are seen to be enemies to the regime. Now, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has demanded that tax exemptions be taken away from conservative groups who ignored masking orders and social distancing guidelines during the pandemic, the Daily Signal reported. The news has broken amidst the recovery of a 176-page document containing correspondence between Whitehouse and...
  • China’s Lockdown Enforcer Announces ‘New Phase’ in Coronavirus Abuses

    12/01/2022 12:02:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2022 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, the woman dictator Xi Jinping tasked with enforcing his brutal Chinese coronavirus lockdowns, issued public remarks on Wednesday claiming Beijing would soon “optimize” its coronavirus response with “new tasks in epidemic prevention and control.” The state news agency Xinhua reported that Sun – one of the country’s most hated politicians, who recently lost her Politburo seat at this year’s Communist Party Congress – made the remarks at the Chinese National Health Commission. Xinhua’s coverage did not note Sun saying anything on Beijing abandoning its brutal use of mass house arrest, business lockdowns, internment in quarantine...
  • Dem Sen. Warner: I’m Far More Worried about Musk, TikTok’s China Ties than Whether Trump’s on Twitter

    12/01/2022 12:01:19 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2022 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said he isn’t that concerned about what Elon Musk does with former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, but is worried about TikTok’s and Musk’s ties to China. Warner stated, “What I am interested in, and it’s why I’ve called out and am very concerned about what’s happening with TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance, the amount of propaganda and the amount of information it’s sucking from young Americans, I’ve been working with my friend Marco Rubio (R-FL) on that. What I’ve been...
  • Disney Star Bette Midler Goes on Profane Environmental Rant: ‘I Bathe Once a Month! **** You!’

    12/01/2022 11:59:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2022 | David NG
    Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2 star Bette Midler lost her cool Wednesday when a random Twitter commenter challenged her commitment to environmental activism, launching an unhinged and profane online rant in which she claimed “I bathe once a month!” Bette Midler lashed out at the sarcastic commenter who questioned whether or not the star has made any real sacrifices for her activism. “If you knew what I have done to mitigate the criminal environmental craziness in this country, you would kiss my ass,” she replied, before listing her forms of activism that include recycling, composting, and driving hybrid and electric vehicles....
  • Videos: Climate ‘Protesters’ Thrown Around Like Rag Dolls By Angry French Motorists: And the police aren’t pissing around with them either

    12/01/2022 11:59:07 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    Summit News ^ | December 1, 2022 | Steve Watson
    Video footage: French people have had it with climate ‘protesters’ sitting in the road and blocking traffic, as the following footage shows. Just like in Britain, people trying to drive to work are sick and tired of their daily commute being continually disrupted by people in orange vests crowing about the world ending in 800 days and gluing themselves to the road.
  • CA State Sen. Scott Wiener BUSTED sending himself a threat to blame MAGA (denies it but C’MON lol)

    12/01/2022 11:58:56 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 3 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12/01/2022 | Sam Janney
    We’re honestly starting to lose track of all of the ‘hate crimes’ that have ended up being complete hoaxes over the past few years. More times than not, someone is looking to prove how HATEFUL America is by … faking hate. Because you know, that makes total sense. Our country is so hateful you have to lie about how hateful it is to prove it’s hateful. Or something. Case in point
  • Biden says climate law has ‘glitches’ after Macron criticism

    12/01/2022 11:56:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 1, 2022 | By COLLEEN LONG, SYVLIE CORBET and AAMER MADHANI
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday acknowledged “glitches” in America’s clean energy law that have raised concerns in Europe, but said “there’s tweaks we can make” to satisfy allies. Biden, who is honoring French President Emmanuel Macron with the first state dinner of his presidency on Thursday evening, said at a joint news conference that he and the French president spoke a “a good deal” about European concerns over his signature climate change law during an Oval Office meeting. Macron has made clear that he and other European leaders are concerned about incentives in the new law, known...
  • Man arrested after shots fired in northwest Austin bar | KVUE [Hero bar patrons stop shooter]

    12/01/2022 11:51:57 AM PST · by grundle · 1 replies
    KVUE channel at YouTube ^ | November 29, 2022
    An Austin man faces felony charges after allegedly pulling out a gun and firing shots inside a local bar over the weekend. Witnesses said he should be in jail.
  • Russia 29.November: 250 convicts will serve forced-labor sentences at Nizhny Tagil tank and armored-vehicle construction plant

    12/01/2022 11:40:40 AM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies ^ | 29 November 2022 | Meduza
    250 people sentenced to “obligatory work” in Nizhny Tagil will serve their sentences at the Uralvagonzavod industrial plant, a nominal cargo-train manufacturer that also produces tanks and armored vehicles for the Russian military. This was reported by the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) for the Sverdlovsk region. Convicts will work as machine operators, turners, milling and drill operators, grinders, electric welders, mechanics, and crane operators. The state garnishes between four and 20 percent of the salaries earned by people sentenced to forced labor. Still, FSIN officials emphasize that only convicts who are eager to “reform” themselves are eligible for these industrial...
  • New York most expensive city in the world, research shows

    12/01/2022 11:24:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/2022 | Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech
    For the first time ever, New York City is the most expensive city in the world sharing the top spot with Singapore, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit annual survey. Both cities have bumped last year’s most costly city, Tel Aviv, down to third place in the survey’s top 10 most expensive cities list. The Big Apple’s new spot as the priciest place to live comes after a year of soaring rent prices in the city. Real estate firm Douglas Elliman released a report earlier this year showing the median price of Manhattan apartments shot up by 25 percent in...
  • Dog The Bounty Hunter co-star David Robinson dead at 50 after suffering 'stroke or heart attack

    12/01/2022 11:07:37 AM PST · by algore · 45 replies
    Dog The Bounty Hunter's co-star David Robinson has died at 50 after having a 'stroke or heart attack' while on a Zoom call. Robinson starred alongside Duane 'Dog' Chapman in Dog's Most Wanted, which ran for a single season on WGN in 2019. Robinson's ex-wife Rainey, who also appeared on the show, confirmed his death to TMZ on Thursday, saying David was on a Zoom call when he had a medical emergency. Police and paramedics' attempts CPR after arriving at the scene were unsuccessful. Sources close to Robinson said he appeared to have had a 'heart attack or stroke' -...
  • Gisele Fetterman says children were ‘appalled’ Oz campaign mocked husband’s stroke

    12/01/2022 11:01:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/2022 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    Gisele Fetterman, the wife of Senator-elect John Fetterman (D-Pa.), said that their children were “appalled” with Republican challenger Dr. Mehmet Oz’s campaign mocking her husband’s recent stroke. In an interview with NBC’s “Today” published Thursday, Fetterman said that her children were aware of the tactics Oz’s campaign accused to attack their father’s health condition, adding that their awareness made her proud. John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s current lieutenant governor, suffered a stroke earlier this year, which affected the way he processes speech. Fetterman’s health scare was used by Oz’s campaign as an attack to question the current Senator-elect’s fitness to serve in...
  • UK white supremacist could be extradited to US for inspiring Buffalo shooter Peyton Gendron: court

    12/01/2022 10:52:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/01/2022 | Lee Brown
    A UK white supremacist could be extradited to the US for posting a series of vile videos that “encouraged and in part motivated” Buffalo mass shooter Peyton Gendron, a court was told. Daniel Harris, 19, was found guilty Tuesday of encouraging terrorism with the videos that called for an armed insurrection and glorified racist mass murderers, Derbyshire police said. Prosecutor Joe Allman told the court that the videos “encouraged and in part motivated” fellow teen Gendron, then 18, who killed 10 black Tops shoppers in May, the Times of London said. Gendron — who pleaded guilty to the mass shooting...
  • Florida Man Who Impersonated an Officer Arrested for Parole Violation

    12/01/2022 10:50:16 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Florida Jolt ^ | 12/1/22 | Friedrich Seiltgen
    Florida man Jeremy Dewitte, 42, of Kissimmee is in the Osceola County jail for violating his probation for not deleting his YouTube account. Dewitte was finally taken into custody after barricading himself in his Kissimmee home. Osceola County deputies served Dewitte a warrant for violation of probation out of Orange County. The arrest comes a few months after his release from prison in September for impersonating a law enforcement officer in Orange County. Dewitte is also a convicted sex offender who apparently doesn’t live in reality. As he was being escorted out of his house by Osceola County sheriff’s deputies...
  • Report: Stacey Abrams Lobbying Biden to Be Next FCC Nominee

    12/01/2022 10:45:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2022 | Sean Moran
    Twice-failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is now lobbying the Joe Biden White House to be the next nominee for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to a report. FCC nominee Gigi Sohn’s confirmation vote has been put on the back burner as Senate Democrats’ one-member majority has struggled to find a way to confirm her. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said that she will push to renominate Sohn, a radical progressive on technology issues, if Congress’s upper chamber cannot confirm her this congressional session.
  • Jean-Pierre Dodges Question On If Biden Will Try To Shut Down Twitter If It Hosts Offensive Content

    12/01/2022 10:44:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Nov 30, 2022 | Staff
    White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dodged a question during Wednesday’s press briefing on whether the Biden administration would try to shut down Twitter if the platform hosts content that it doesn’t “like.” “When you say that you’re going to be monitoring some of the speech on [Twitter], if you see something that you don’t like, would you try to shut Twitter down?” Doocy asked. “So, look, you know, when you — when you talk about monitoring, you know, it is — I hate to break it to you, Peter: Just like everybody else, we very much monitor the news,”...
  • Why the GOP has labeled Hakeem Jeffries an 'election denier'

    12/01/2022 10:44:42 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 1, 2022 | Misty Severi, Breaking News Reporter
    Conservative lawmakers and members of the Republican National Committee have labeled the new leader of House Democrats an "election denier" because the new leader claimed the 2016 presidential election was fake. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who was elected to replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the leader of House Democrats on Wednesday, has denied the legitimacy of the 2016 election at least eight times, according to a researcher from the RNC. The 2016 contest resulted in the election of Donald Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • Canada's Girl Guides cancel name "Brownies."

    12/01/2022 10:42:23 AM PST · by golux · 49 replies | Girl Guides
    "Taking this step means we are creating more inclusive spaces where racialized girls in Canada can feel welcome and proud to belong in Girl Guides. With this change, we hope even more girls will see Guiding as a space where they can just be themselves..."