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  • CPAC Sign Complains Domestic Violence Definition Is Ruining Families

    02/23/2024 11:55:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Feb 23, 2024 | Nick Mordowanec
    A display seemingly complaining that the definition of domestic violence is negatively impacting nuclear families was photographed at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Dubbed as the most influential gathering of conservatives both in the United States and abroad, the event concludes Saturday and features speakers including former President Donald Trump, Representatives Elise Stefanki and Jim Jordan, Senator J.D. Vance, former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, former Representative Tulsi Gabbard, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and more. American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp on Wednesday defended CPAC's denial to provide media passes to "left-wing" journalists, instead forcing them to purchase...
  • Nikki Haley to Launch ‘7-Figure National Cable and Digital’ Ad Buy Ahead of Super Tuesday

    02/23/2024 11:50:03 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/23/2024 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    Presidential hopeful and Trump challenger Nikki Haley is reportedly launching a seven-figure national cable and digital ad buy leading up to Super Tuesday, Haley campaign manager Betsy Ankney told reporters ahead of South Carolina’s primary results. While poll after poll shows Haley down by double digits in her home state of South Carolina, she has made it abundantly clear she plans to remain in the race regardless of the results on Saturday. “South Carolina will vote on Saturday, but on Sunday, I’ll still be running for president,” Haley told supporters during a speech in Greenville this week, making it clear...
  • Nolte: Economy, Immigration Drag Joe Biden’s Gallup Job Approval Down to 38%

    02/23/2024 11:24:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/23/2024 | John Nolte
    The latest Gallup poll shows that the economy and immigration have dragged His Fraudulency Joe Biden’s job approval rating down to 38 percent. Biden’s disapproval rating is 59 percent. Among Democrats, Biden earns an 82 percent approval rating, which is okay but not great and nowhere near the expected 90+ percent range. Only 32 percent of Independents approve of the job Biden’s doing. This number was in the fifties during Biden’s first year in office. His disapproval number with this group is 62 percent. In the previous Gallup poll measuring Biden’s monthly job approval, Biden sat at 41 percent approval....
  • Migrant gang members are terrorizing these cities, and soft-on-crime Dems abetting the mayhem

    02/23/2024 11:14:59 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 February 2024 | Betsy McCaughey
    hicago is also being terrorized. There, professional criminals enlist migrants from the shelters to raid luxury stores at the suburban Oakbrook Center shopping mall, 20 miles west of downtown. These migrants wouldn't have a clue where Oak Brook, an upscale suburb, is, or how to get there without the criminal masterminds. South American gangs are turning suburban malls into danger zones, explains retired Riverside, Illinois, Police Chief Tom Weitzel. "You're at one of the suburban malls... pushing your kids in a stroller" and you can get caught in the violence, he said in an interview with Fox News. "A lot...
  • Canadian Politicians Introduce Bill Removing Christianity, Bible as ‘Hate Speech’ Defense

    02/23/2024 11:01:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Protestia ^ | February 23, 2024 | staff
    Our neighbors to the North continue to be the Ghosts of Legislative Future if we don’t get our act together. During the first session of the 44th parliament, Bloc Québécois party leader Yves-François Blanchet, introduced a private members bill that would remove religious exceptions to the law that criminalizes hate speech. If someone is charged with hate speech in Canada, they can defend themselves in court by arguing they were, in good faith, making an argument based on their religious beliefs. At present, in Canadian Criminal Code, the “religious exemption” in Section 319 states: “No person shall be convicted of...
  • AT&T outage caused by software update, company says

    02/23/2024 11:00:57 AM PST · by plain talk · 32 replies
    abc news ^ | Feb 22, 2024 | Max Zahn, Jon Haworth, Josh Margolin, Jack Date, and Luke Barr
    A temporary network disruption that affected AT&T customers in the U.S. Thursday was caused by a software update, the company said. AT&T told ABC News in a statement ABC News that the outage was not a cyberattack but caused by "the application and execution of an incorrect process used as we were expanding our network." "We are continuing our assessment of today’s outage to ensure we keep delivering the service that our customers deserve," the statement continued. The software update went wrong, according to preliminary information from two sources familiar with the situation. Sources have told ABC News that there...
  • McConnell cites Reagan in pitch for national security bill

    02/23/2024 10:48:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2024 | TARA SUTER
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) cited former President Reagan in a pitch for a national security bill in a Wednesday opinion piece. “Today, much like in the Washington President Reagan faced, it has become popular in some circles to bet against American resolve and bemoan the global responsibilities that come with global power,” McConnell said in the op-ed in the Northern Kentucky Tribune. “Loud voices peddle the short-sighted and ahistorical notion that America’s interests do not extend beyond the water’s edge, and that abandoning our friends is the price of restoring order at home.” McConnell then said he and...
  • 'Liberal' parents of gender-confused kids among supporters of Alberta's proposed 'transitioning' ban

    02/23/2024 10:42:36 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 6 replies
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | 2/22/2024 | Anthony Murdoch
    AParents whose kids have undergone medical or surgical 'transitioning' say that Premier Danielle Smith’s policies will spare other families from 'the heartache their families have been through.' (LifeSiteNews) — Many parents, some of whom consider themselves very “liberal,” are on board with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s forthcoming legislation that will ban doctors from surgically or chemically “transitioning” children, saying the new rules will help prevent the immense sorrow that comes from extreme transgender ideology. As highlighted in a recent Epoch Times report, parents whose kids have undergone medical or surgical “transitioning” say that Smith’s new policies will only benefit families...
  • Daily on Energy: $1B a year in funding needed to avoid blackouts in New England, grid operator warns

    02/23/2024 10:42:15 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2024 | Breanne Deppisch
    NEW ENGLAND GRID NEEDS: New England’s grid operator warned that the region will need to invest nearly $1 billion in its electric transmission infrastructure per year through 2050 to avoid capacity shortfalls and handle the rising power demand—especially as wind and solar make up a rising share of its energy mix. Takeaways: The report modeled for several different demand scenarios through 2050. The low end of 51 GW could be achieved only if the region kept online some stored fuels like natural gas and oil—which is almost a certain impossibility, given the emissions reduction targets passed by several of the...
  • Secretary of State Raffensperger Claims Georgia’s Voter Rolls Are ‘Cleanest’ In The Country. Here’s Why That’s Bunk

    02/23/2024 10:32:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/23/2024 | Mark Davis
    Raffensperger’s office claims to be doing everything federal law will let them — but why haven’t they investigated spurious votes from 2020?At a Georgia Senate Ethics Committee hearing last week about the status of Georgia’s voter rolls, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s chief operating officer, Gabriel Sterling, claimed “Georgia is No. 1 in America with the cleanest [voter] list in the United States for the amount of list maintenance that we do.” I was present at the hearing to testify about problems I’ve uncovered in Georgia’s voter rolls. The thousands of potentially invalid votes I’ve found cast by Georgians with...
  • Here's Why the Haley Campaign Is Pretty Excited About This New National Poll

    02/23/2024 10:29:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/23/2024 | Guy Benson
    The Haley campaign is blasting out a new national poll from Marquette Law School, which shows their candidate vastly outperforming Donald Trump in a hypothetical match-up against Joe Biden. Yes, Trump leads Biden head-to-head in the survey by four points, but Haley absolutely blows Biden out. A national Quinnipiac survey published earlier in the week showed Trump trailing Biden by four points, while Haley led Biden by three points -- a net over-performance of seven percentage points for the former South Carolina governor. The Trump/Haley vs. Biden gap is even more pronounced in the MU Law numbers, at 14 percentage...
  • Biology professor fired for teaching chromosomes determine sex reinstated

    02/23/2024 10:21:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/23/2024 | Ryan Foley
    A Texas college has reinstated a professor who was reportedly terminated for teaching about the traditional, biological definition of gender. In a statement published Tuesday, the law firm First Liberty Institute announced that St. Philip's College adjunct professor Johnson Varkey has been reinstated after he was fired in January 2023 for rejecting aspects of LGBT ideology.The law firm filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after the San Antonio, Texas-based historically black community college fired Varkey because the biology professor told his students that sex is determined by an individual's chromosomes. The professor was accused of...
  • MLB players miffed at sport's new see-through pants, relaying concerns to league

    02/23/2024 10:19:09 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 2/22/24 | David Brandt
    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — MLB's new uniform reveal hasn't gone very well. Now some of the rampant criticism has moved below the belt. Major League Baseball Players Association deputy executive director Bruce Meyer confirmed on Thursday that the organization is relaying concerns from players to MLB about the new pants, which are somewhat see-through. The complaints — first reported by ESPN — are part of broader scorn for the new uniforms, which are designed by Nike and manufactured by Fanatics.
  • Why did CBS want to keep laid off Catherine Herridge's reporting files?

    02/23/2024 10:03:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2024 | Monica Showalter
    When top investigative reporter, Catherine Herridge, was laid off at CBS, a lot of heads were shaking. Her layoff made no sense, she was their best performer, their most credible news reporter, the only reason they weren't completely dismissed as a woke and politicized "narrative" and "talking points" outlet. ABC News and NBC News could make no comparable claims, and MSNBC and CNN, not to mention, NPR, certainly could not. But, yeah, they got rid of her, just as she was uncovering some incredible political stories in an election year, including new stories about Hunter Biden's laptop and Joe Biden's...
  • MSM still recycling the threatened polar bears story despite it being viciously debunked

    02/23/2024 9:57:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2024 | Jack Hellner
    The story that polar bears are starving because of a lack of sheet ice has been around for awhile—it was also on NBC on Sunday night. It is pure propaganda. Neither NBC nor the AP who published the following article did any research or asked any questions before indoctrinating the public with this piece. For example, the article did not show how many polar bears there were in the past, nor did it show how many there are today. They just told the public that climate change was forcing them to starve. And since the media pushes the agenda that...
  • Biden to governors: Tell lawmakers opposing border deal to ‘show a little spine’

    02/23/2024 9:56:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/2024 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Biden on Friday made an extended case for passing a bipartisan border security deal brokered in the Senate as he hosted roughly 30 governors at the White House. Immigration was a key component of the reception for governors, with fact sheets laying out details of the Senate deal placed on tables where the governors were seated. After opening with comments on the war in Ukraine, Biden pivoted to the topic of border security. “Folks, Congress has had a long, proud bipartisan history on immigration reform and abiding by our international treaty obligations, which we’ve signed, related to immigration. These...
  • The perverse roots of anti-Trump lawfare: There’s more — and deeper — to this than just the quest for political power

    02/23/2024 9:51:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2024 | Tom G.K. Swift
    What’s driving the lawfare against Donald Trump and MAGA? Superficially, the answer is politics and the quest for power, where lawfare is the only practicable way for power to be gained. That’s because Democrat policies and ideology — lawfare is a Democrat thing — are widely unpopular, notably with independents, in whose hands nationwide election outcomes frequently rest. Under normal circumstances, open borders, infanticide, “chest-feeding” and other transgender fictions — in general, turning America into California — do not present ready avenues to political power. And now, with Judge Arthur Engoron’s $355-million fine of Trump for his Manhattan business dealings,...
  • Hungary Buys Swedish Fighter Jets, Prepares to Approve NATO Bid

    02/23/2024 9:48:28 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 5 replies
    U.S. News ^ | 2/23/2024 | Reuters
    Hungary said on Friday it had signed a deal to buy four Saab JAS Gripen fighter jets from Sweden, as Budapest finally prepared to approve Stockholm's bid to join NATO after nearly two years of delays. Hungary was the last member of the transatlantic military alliance holding out against Sweden's historic application to join, which it made in 2022 in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
  • With a yearly deficit in the trillions, government looks to go after 401(k) accounts for new revenue

    02/23/2024 9:41:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2024 | Jack Hellner
    A majority of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck. A majority don’t have enough money to pay for a thousand-dollar emergency. Home ownership is a rapidly dissipating aspect of the American dream. Americans’ credit card debt is at a record high because of high inflation and the cost-of-living, and they’re falling behind on debt payments. People don’t have enough money for retirement. So what is the solution? Well for some economists, it’s time to take away the tax benefit for 401(k) plans because the government is short of revenue to pay for their exorbitant spending. See here, from USA Today:What if the...
  • Dead Batteries: Weak EV Earnings Reports Send Rivian and Lucid Shares Tumbling

    02/23/2024 9:19:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/23/2024 | Lucas Nolan
    Electric vehicle makers Rivian and Lucid both suffered plummeting share prices after disappointing fourth-quarter earnings reports revealed stagnant production numbers. CNBC reports that shares of electric vehicle makers Rivian and Lucid plunged on Thursday following disappointing fourth-quarter earnings reports released after markets closed on Wednesday. Rivian stock sank around 25 percent, while Lucid shares dropped nearly 17 percent. Both companies cited stagnant production numbers and “existing economic and geopolitical uncertainties” as factors impacting results. Rivian forecasts production of 57,000 vehicles in 2024 — about the same as the 57,232 vehicles manufactured in 2023. Meanwhile, Lucid predicts production of 9,000 vehicles...