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  • Big Tech Coalition Is Developing a Digital COVID Vaccination Passport

    01/15/2021 1:14:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2021 | LUCAS NOLAN
    A coalition of tech and health organizations including Oracle, Microsoft, and the Mayo Clinic, is reportedly working to develop a digital COVID-19 vaccination passport that would allow businesses, airlines, and governments to check if individuals have received the vaccine. The Hill reports that a coalition of health and technology organizations are working to develop a new digital COVID-19 vaccination passport that could be checked by businesses, airlines, and countries to confirm if an individual has received the vaccine. The coalition includes tech giants such as Microsoft and Oracle, along with the Mayo Clinic. On Thursday, the Vaccination Credential Initiative announced...
  • Ron DeSantis: Conservative Censorship ‘Probably the Most Important Legislative Issue’

    01/15/2021 1:11:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Thursday named addressing the censorship of conservatives and conservative viewpoints as a top legislative issue to “get right” moving forward. DeSantis, an ally of President Trump, spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation in Austin, Texas, on Thursday and said that the country must “really think deeply about if we are a disfavored class based on our principles, based on having conservative views, based on being a Christian, based on whatever you can say that is not favored in Silicon Valley.”
  • Feds: Capitol Mob Aimed to 'Assassinate' Elected Officials

    01/15/2021 1:10:08 PM PST · by familyop · 29 replies
    AP by way of NewsMax ^ | January 2021 | Associated Press
    There is "strong evidence" that the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to "capture and assassinate elected officials," federal prosecutors said in court documents...Prosecutors say that after Chansley climbed up to the dais where Vice President Mike Pence had been presiding moments earlier, Chansley wrote a threatening note to Pence that said: "It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming."...Chansley, who calls himself the "QAnon Shaman" and has long been seen at Trump rallies,...
  • REPORT: Mike Pence Calls Kamala Harris, Congratulates Her On Victory

    01/15/2021 1:00:26 PM PST · by usafa92 · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/15/20201 | Anders Hagstrom
    Vice President Mike Pence called Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her victory and impending assumption of his office Friday, the Associated Press reported. Pence reportedly both congratulated Harris and offered his assistance in the transition process, something sitting vice presidents typically do immediately following Election Day. President Donald Trump has still not formally conceded the election to President-Elect Joe Biden, nor has he given Biden a call. Pence has grown increasingly distant from Trump since the president attempted to pressure him into rejecting the Electoral College certification of Biden’s victory, something Pence isn’t capable of doing under...
  • Biden to Name David Cohen as CIA Deputy Director

    01/15/2021 12:59:08 PM PST · by trublu · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/15/2021 | Jeffrey Rodack
    President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce the appointment of David Cohen — a veteran of former President Barack Obama's administration — as CIA deputy director.
  • How to get away with murder in Philadelphia(Blame Trump)

    01/15/2021 12:53:27 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 2 replies
    Broad and Liberty ^ | 01/14/2021 | A. Benjamin Mannes:
    In 2020, the city of Philadelphia exceeded its highest number of homicides since 1990, with the official total being 499. To put this into a national perspective, consider that Houston had almost 100 fewer murders than Philadelphia despite having 782,000 more people. And New York had 37 fewer murders than Philadelphia despite having 6,861,000 more people. While these types of chilling statistics have normally been met with an immediate change in law enforcement policies and criminal justice leadership, the mayor, police commissioner, district attorney, and media establishment in Philadelphia seem more concerned with controlling the narrative than making communities safer....
  • Graham releases Russia probe docs, slams probe as 'one of the most incompetent, corrupt' in FBI, DOJ history

    01/15/2021 12:43:50 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/15/21 | Brooke Singman, John Roberts
    EXCLUSIVE: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Friday released a slew of additional documents and transcripts related to his panel’s investigation into the origins and aftermath of the Trump-Russia probe, calling the original probe into whether members of President Trump’s first campaign colluded with the Russians to influence the 2016 "one of the most incompetent and corrupt investigations in the history of the FBI and DOJ."
  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: ‘Schools Need to Be Open’

    01/15/2021 12:28:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Dr Susan Berry
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) released new coronavirus guidance Thursday, as President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approaches, insisting “schools need to be open.” State agencies are now prioritizing in-person instruction, reported Richmond.com, after months of the Trump administration urging states to reopen schools.
  • [watch] RUDY GIULIANI - WHAT REALLY HAPPENED ON JANUARY 6TH? [YOUTUBE-DELETION]

    01/15/2021 12:21:55 PM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    [18 minute video with clips]
  • Hirono: One Goal of Impeachment Is to Prevent Trump from Ever Holding Public Office Again

    01/15/2021 12:18:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday during an appearance on “CNN Tonight,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said while she was skeptical Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was going to work toward whipping his members to convict President Donald Trump in impeachment proceedings, she argued the effort was still important to prevent a future Trump run for president. Hirono told CNN’s Don Lemon this impeachment bid was different from the failed effort from Democrats a year ago.
  • U. S. Senate Releases FISA Abuse Documents

    01/15/2021 12:18:07 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    At link.
  • Nancy Pelosi: Small Inauguration Is ‘Not a Concession to the Terrorists,’ but ‘Recognition of the Danger of COVID

    01/15/2021 12:12:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday defended what is expected to be a small inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden (D) next week, emphasizing that the scaled-down event is “not a concession to the terrorists,” but a “recognition of the danger” of the Chinese coronavirus.
  • Flake: GOP Senators Knew Trump Claims of ‘Wide-Scale Voter Fraud’ Were a ‘Big Lie’

    01/15/2021 12:00:47 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Pam Key
    Former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said Friday on ABC’s “The View” that all the Republican senators who forwarded President Donald Trump’s claims there was “wide-scale voter fraud” in the 2020 presidential election knew it was a “big lie.” Co-host Sunny Hostin asked, “Senator Flake, the Capitol riots were the result of the false election fraud claims that you’ve said Republicans never really believed, but pushed for, quote, ‘rank opportunism.’ Do you think Republican senators like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz bear some responsibility for inciting the insurrection? Should they be expelled in your view, held accountable somehow?”
  • Biden Twitter account 'starts from zero' with no Trump followers (feelgood story of the day)

    01/15/2021 11:53:45 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2020 | N/A
    US president-elect Joe Biden has been given his new official presidential Twitter account, but has been forced to start it with zero followers. The Biden campaign is unhappy with the move, which marks a change from the previous transition from Barack Obama. The new account, @PresElectBiden, will transform into the official @POTUS (President of the United States) one on inauguration day on 20 January. In its first six hours online it gained nearly 400,000 followers. Mr Biden's own account has 24 million followers. His team has also registered new accounts - @FLOTUSBiden for the future first lady, Jill Biden, and...
  • Mike Pence calls Kamala Harris to offer congratulations

    01/15/2021 11:48:21 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 77 replies
    apnews.com ^ | January 15, 2021 | JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE
    Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation. It’s the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. President Donald Trump has not reached out to President-elect Joe Biden and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Biden’s win. But Pence has become an unexpected defender of Biden’s. The vice president resisted pressure from Trump to object to the Democrat’s election win while presiding over Congress’ certification of the Electoral Vote count last week. Pence will also attend Biden’s Jan. 20...
  • An increase to a $15 minimum wage marks a core component of Biden’s new stimulus plan

    01/15/2021 11:38:05 AM PST · by Stravinsky · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 15, 2021 | Ayelet Sheffey
    President-elect Joe Biden's newly unveiled stimulus plan includes a federal minimum wage increase to $15 an hour, although the measure is likely to face pushback in Congress. Currently set at $7.25 an hour, Biden moved to nearly double the country's minimum wage in his $1.9 trillion economic relief package. The plan would also include the elimination of separate minimum-wage thresholds for workers who receive tips and workers with disabilities — a statement that received wide support due to its inclusivity of all workers. "No one working 40 hours a week should live below the poverty line," Biden said in a...
  • Cashless currency coming, Fedcoin. Total control.

    01/15/2021 11:21:39 AM PST · by delta7 · 94 replies
    Ron Paul institute ^ | July 27 2020 | Ron Paul
    "If some Congress members get their way, the Federal Reserve may soon be able to track many of your purchases in real time and share that information with government agencies. This is just one of the problems with the proposed “digital dollar” or “fedcoin.”
  • Pro-Trump heavy metal guitarist reportedly identified as Capitol rioter

    01/15/2021 11:08:53 AM PST · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2021 | 12:53pm | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A pro-President Trump heavy metal guitarist has been identified as one of the US Capitol rioters, according to a report. Multiple sources told the Indianapolis Star Wednesday that one of the suspects in the deadly Jan. 6 siege is Jon Schaffer, a founding member of a Florida-based heavy metal band called Iced Earth who is originally from central Indiana. Schaffer has not been charged with a federal crime as of early Friday, an FBI source confirmed to The Post. But several people have identified him as the man seen with his mouth agape in an FBI poster seeking out the...
  • Georgia's Fulton County Elections Caught On Video Discussing Stealing Votes

    01/15/2021 11:04:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Populist Press ^ | 01/15/2021
    Trump will have a special counsel soon and this video will become the pivot point for proving the wide scale fraud. CLICK ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Backup Video (different audio filter): CLICK ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • Covid -Tainted Ice Cream Found in China

    01/15/2021 10:59:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 14, 2021 | Yang Cheng
    Three samples of locally made ice cream that used milk powder from Ukraine and whey mist from New Zealand — under the Daqiaodao brand, tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday in Tianjin. The city has launched a campaign to close down cold storage houses related to the ice cream since then. The company said it had produced 4,836 boxes, and 1,812 had been sold to various provinces. More from AsiaOne Read the condensed version of this story, and other top stories with NewsLite. So far, a total of 2,089 boxes of the ice cream had been sealed up. Each box...