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  • Good Riddance, Jen Psaki

    05/13/2022 8:25:22 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 13, 2022 | Drew Holden
    Press Secretary Jen Psaki leaves the Biden White House today after more than a year overseeing a dishonest operation that helped a partisan and malleable press keep the American public in the dark. Dishonesty was a calling card at Psaki's briefings. As President Joe Biden hid from the press in an unprecedented fashion, Psaki asserted, "It's just not accurate to suggest that he isn't accessible or doesn't answer questions." And while pledging to fight "disinformation," she used her bully pulpit to spoonfeed it to the national media. She was dishonest as the Biden administration grappled with the pandemic. She pushed...
  • House Dems Insert Poison Pill Into Bipartisan Bill To Protect Supreme Court Justices

    05/13/2022 8:18:42 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 12, 2022 | Joseph Simonson and Kevin Daley
    House Democrats are undercutting bipartisan legislation to bolster security for Supreme Court justices as heated protests erupt outside their homes. The Senate passed an emergency, bipartisan bill to beef up security for the justices and the Supreme Court building, sending it to the House on Monday night. Democrats in the House, however, don't appear to be eager to get the bill passed into law. Leadership members said on Wednesday they haven't even read the legislation, which is a single page, and they are now considering a new bill with an added provision that extends the security to the Court's 40-odd...
  • GOP front-runner Mastriano brings gubernatorial pitch to Kirby Park

    05/13/2022 8:15:17 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Times-Leader ^ | 5/13/2022 | Tony Callaio
    Doug Mastriano did not mince words when he addressed the gathered crowd at Kirby Park Friday afternoon. "Pennsylvania should be the light of freedom for around the nation and the entire world," he said from under the Martz Pavilion. "So many important things happened in Pennsylvania. I'll say most of the key moments in American history." He queried the audience, "The government derives its consent from whom?" In unison nearly all in attendance responded, "The people." "The consent of the people," Mastriano repeated continuing, "And we clearly did not consent to the overreach over the last few years." He reflected...
  • Pop Goes the Presidency

    05/13/2022 8:12:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 9 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 13, 2022
    Column: Biden gets desperate A wise man once said: "When the economy is bad, people blame the party in power. When the economy is good, people look at other issues." Well, the economy is bad. Nice-sounding growth, job, and wage numbers do not count for much when the American standard of living is in decline. Inflation has outpaced income gains since last year. It remains at a 40-year high. Gas costs more than four dollars per gallon—sometimes much more—in every state. Americans under 40 years old are experiencing consumer delays, shortages, and scarce necessities, including baby formula, for the first...
  • Pelosi says Hong Kong’s arrest of cardinal ‘one of the clearest signs yet of Beijing’s worsening crackdown’

    05/13/2022 8:06:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/13/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed the arrest of a Catholic cardinal in Hong Kong, calling it “one of the clearest signs yet of Beijing’s worsening crackdown” in an op-ed published Friday in The Washington Post. Cardinal Joseph Zen and four other people were arrested earlier this week by national security police in Hong Kong but were later released on bail amid continuing arrest operations, the Post reported.
  • How a Simple Ratio Came to Influence Military Strategy Russia may have placed too much faith in ‘force ratios’ in its invasion of Ukraine

    05/13/2022 7:34:55 PM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 13, 2022 | Josh Zumbrun
    Early in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it wasn’t just Moscow that believed its offensive could succeed quickly. In February, even U.S. officials warned Kyiv could fall in days. Russians had numbers on their side, or more precisely a number: the 3:1 rule, the ratio by which attackers must outnumber defenders in order to prevail. It is one of several “force ratios” popular in military strategy. Russia, it seemed, could amass that advantage.
  • House Oversight Chair on Whether Feds Could Have Acted on Formula Sooner: ‘We Are Reacting Now’

    05/13/2022 7:13:11 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/13/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s “CNN Newsroom,” House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) responded to questions on whether the White House and the federal government could have acted on the baby formula shortage sooner by stating “the White House has come out with solutions.” And “we are reacting now.” Co-host Alisyn Camerota asked, “Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says that the White House has basically been asleep at the switch on this. Could they have engaged sooner?”
  • New WaPo scoop on Biden's use of 'MAGA' and 'Ultra MAGA' appears to catch Jen Psaki in a major lie

    05/13/2022 7:11:43 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 34 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 5/13/2022 | Greg P
    The Washington Post is out with some amazing reporting that says President Joe Biden’s recent use of “MAGA” and “Ultra MAGA” to insult former President Donald Trump “was the result of a six-month research effort by liberal groups”: Biden's attempt to reappropriate "MAGA" and "ultra MAGA" was the result of a six-month research effort by liberal groups. My latest w @michaelscherer. https://t.co/foVeidRgZn — Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) May 13, 2022 From the Washington Post: Biden’s attempt to appropriate the “MAGA” brand as a political attack was hardly accidental. It arose from a six-month research project to find the best way to...
  • Finnish President tells Russia 'You caused this' as he signs security pact with UK

    05/13/2022 7:06:32 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 54 replies
    Sky News YouTube Channel ^ | May 11, 2022 | Sky News
    The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö has told a news conference in Helsinki that Russia's invasion of Ukraine "changed the picture" on the country's security.In a message to Russia he said, "you caused this - look at the mirror".Mr Niinistö was speaking after he signed a joined security pact with Boris Johnson.
  • New Biden Administration Rules for Charter Schools Spur Bipartisan Backlash

    05/13/2022 7:05:23 PM PDT · by proxy_user
    The New York Times ^ | May 13 2022 | Erica L. Green
    WASHINGTON — New rules proposed by the Education Department to govern a federal grant program for charter schools are drawing bipartisan backlash and angering parents, who say the Biden administration is seeking to stymie schools that have fallen out of favor with many Democrats but maintain strong support among Black and Latino families. The proposal would add requirements to the application process for grants from the federal Charter Schools Program, which has doled out billions of dollars over nearly 30 years to help open new charter schools or expand existing ones. It sets tighter restrictions on the schools’ relationships with...
  • Hard to get 'inflation down' without causing a recession, Harvard economist warns

    05/13/2022 6:44:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Fox business ^ | 05/13/2022 | Stephanie Giang-Paunon
    Harvard University economics professor Kenneth Rogoff warned on Friday that it will be "really hard" to get the "inflation rate down" without causing a recession. If [the Fed] have to raise interest rates that much, it will cause a recession, no doubt," Rogoff told "Cavuto: Coast to Coast." "I don't think they'll go that far. My best guess is they fall short. They raise interest rates to 3-3.5, and we're left with a very soft economy and still inflation."
  • House of Representatives to give staff free Peloton memberships, costing taxpayers

    05/13/2022 6:39:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Fox business ^ | 05/13/2022 | Kyle Morris , Hillary Vaughn
    The House of Representatives is planning to announce they will give staffers in Washington, D.C., and in district offices, free Peloton memberships using taxpayer dollars each month amid skyrocketing inflation. According to a draft email obtained by FOX Business from the office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the "premier employee benefit," which will also be made available to all Capitol Police, will provide staffers with both Peloton All-Access and a Peloton App membership at no monthly cost.
  • Dems Losing Black Support As 100s of African Americans Candidates Run for GOP

    05/13/2022 6:29:00 PM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 36 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | May 13, 2022 | Jo Marney
    Black Americans are now shifting their support to the GOP in unprecedented numbers. 100 black Republican candidates are running in primary elections so far in 2022, over 70 of whom are standing for Congress. ...[T]he Dems have seen a huge dip in support from minority groups including black and Latino voters, w... traditionally been a fairly stable support bloc... Since Joe Biden’s presidency, an Associated Press-NORC poll suggested that African-American support for Democratic Congress candidates fell from 56 percent to just 25 percent in March, while approval ratings for Biden among black Americans fell by 30 points since his presidency....
  • Trump demands Pennsylvania voters to reject Senate hopeful Kathy Barnette

    05/13/2022 6:24:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 13, 2022 7:30pm | Steven Nelson
    President Donald Trump is urging Pennsylvania Republicans to reject surging Senate candidate Kathy Barnette in a Tuesday primary as controversial past remarks surface making her a tougher sell in the general election. Trump backs Dr. Oz ahead of voting in what appears to be a three-way race against Barnette, a firebrand political commentator and failed 2020 House candidate, and businessman David McCormick. “She lost her race as a congressional candidate by more than 20 points. She was really hit hard,” Trump said in Thursday night teleconference remarks circulated by Oz’s campaign. “The problem is nobody knows what she is, what...
  • Pentagon: Congress must pass next Ukraine aid by Thursday to avoid interruptions

    05/13/2022 6:13:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/13/2022 | Ellen Mitchell
    Congress must pass a proposed $40 billion Ukraine supplemental aid package by Thursday to avoid an interruption of U.S. weapons shipments to the embattled country, the Pentagon’s top spokesperson said Friday. “May 19 is the day we really — without additional authorities — we begin to not have the ability to send new stuff in,” press secretary John Kirby told reporters. “It’ll start impacting our ability to provide aid uninterrupted.”
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: Open Mic! ~ 14 May 2022

    05/13/2022 6:00:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 139 replies
    Our Troops Rock!! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ The Freeper Canteen Music Dedication Presents: Open Mic! *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time & effort...
  • Turkey opposes NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

    05/13/2022 5:44:51 PM PDT · by BusterDog · 64 replies
    Insider Paper ^ | 5/13/22
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey did not have a “positive opinion” on Finland and Sweden joining NATO, throwing up a potential obstacle for the nations’ membership bid. The leader of NATO-member Turkey spoke ahead of expected confirmations from the Nordic nations on Sunday that they will apply to join the Western military alliance. Erdogan accused both countries of harbouring “terrorist organisations” in his unfavourable assessment of the membership bids.
  • Hillary Clinton Accuses Republicans of Wanting Babies to Starve

    05/13/2022 5:18:13 PM PDT · by lightman · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 13 May A.D. 2022 | Sarah Arnold
    Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to accuse GOP members of wanting to “kill certain babies” amid the nation’s baby formula shortage, while she and the Democratic Party support unlimited abortion on demand, making further clear their hypocrisy on respect for life. In response to Governor Greg Abbott’s (R-TX) statement addressing his fury that baby formula is being shipped to border migrant camps, Clinton said “The Republican, 'pro-life' position is now that certain babies should starve.” The mishandling of the formula shortage is one more way in which the Biden Administration is putting American families last, at the expense of others....
  • Are Sanctions Starving Russia | Day 78 (video of grocery store)

    05/13/2022 4:54:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 48 replies
    youtube ^ | May 13/22 | Survival Russia
    Day 78 Of Anti-Russia Sanctions. Food Availability And Prices On Food And Fuel.Skip to 3:14 in the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l942Id0IKC0&t=16s
  • White House falsely claims ‘no vaccine’ was available when Biden took office

    05/13/2022 4:45:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 13, 2022 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Bull-shot! The official White House Twitter account posted false COVID-19 information Thursday, wrongly claiming there was “no vaccine available” when President Biden took office in January 2021. “When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available,” the verified account tweeted to its 7 million followers Thursday. “In the last 15 months, the economy has created 8.3 [million] jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6% — the fastest decline in unemployment to start a President’s term ever recorded,” the tweet concluded. But eagle-eyed critics were quick to point out that the 79-year-old Biden actually received...