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  • Trump to Hannity: Presidents can declassify documents 'by thinking about it'

    09/22/2022 6:39:50 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 145 replies
    Presidents can declassify documents on a whim, even just by "thinking about it," former President Donald Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity on Wednesday. Trump appeared on Hannity's show to discuss the ongoing federal investigation into classified documents found in Trump's Mar-a-Lago home during an FBI raid. "Is there a process? What was your process to declassify?" Hannity asked. "There doesn't have to be a process, as I understand it," Trump responded. "You know, different people say different things, but as I understand it there doesn't have to be." "If you're the president of the United States you can declassify...
  • CDC Director Walensky Dodges on Whether COVID Pandemic Is Over

    09/22/2022 6:36:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/2022 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview with ABC News on Thursday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky repeatedly refused to say whether she agrees with President Joe Biden’s assessment that the coronavirus pandemic is over. Host Terry Moran asked, “Dr. Walensky, what was your reaction when you heard President Biden say the pandemic is over, and what do you think of that?” Walensky responded, “You know, here’s what I can tell you, we’re in a different place. Schools are open and businesses are open. We have a lot of population immunity out there right now. We have a lot of protection from vaccination already....
  • Mystal: ‘White MAGA Bigoted Southerners’ Like Herschel Walker Because He’s Stupid

    09/22/2022 6:19:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/2022 | Pam Key
    The Nation’s justice correspondent Elie Mystal said Wednesday on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show” that “white MAGA, bigoted Southerners” liked Georgia GOP U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker because he is “stupid.” Obeidallah said, “OK. So that Herschel Walker talking about the debate with Senator Warnock. He actually gave us the date October 14th. He like pimped the date there to make it exciting for people. So what’s the game here in our last 2 minutes? Herschel Walker really lowering the bar, guy who won the Heisman who got Pro Bowl in the NFL. You got to learn a lot of...
  • NY probe found potential crimes. Why isn't Trump in cuffs?

    09/22/2022 6:09:23 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 56 replies
    New York’s attorney general says her three-year investigation of former President Donald Trump uncovered potential crimes in the way he ran his real estate empire, including allegations of bank and insurance fraud. So why isn’t Trump being prosecuted? Attorney General Letitia James didn’t seek to slap handcuffs on the Republican this week, as some of his critics hoped. Instead, she announced a civil lawsuit seeking $250 million and his permanent banishment from doing business in the state. Like many things involving the law and Trump, the reasons James, a Democrat, opted for a lawsuit rather than a prosecution are complicated....
  • Electric demand to outpace capacity for New Mexico utilities

    09/22/2022 5:58:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2022 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are concerned about the ability of the state’s largest electric providers to meet demands during peak seasons in 2023 and 2024. The Public Regulation Commission convened a special meeting Thursday with utility executives to discuss supply chain issues that have delayed projects that were meant to fill the void as Public Service Co. of New Mexico shutters a major coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico and as demand increases. PNM executives said the utility will have “quite a hole” to fill next summer since solar and battery storage systems that were initially...
  • RED NEVADA IMMINENT? - Laxalt, Lombardo Look Poised for a Decisive Victory in the Silver State

    09/22/2022 5:57:15 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 38 replies
    Red Eagle via YouTube ^ | Sep 22 2022 | Red Eagle Politics
    Four new polls today all had Laxalt winning the US Senate seat over Dem incumbent, all reflected at RCP already.
  • Flu Season Is Coming. mRNA Flu Shots Aren't Far Behind

    09/22/2022 5:54:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Time ^ | Alice Park
    After the remarkable success of the mRNA vaccines in protecting people against COVID-19, scientists are turning their attention next to another annual respiratory scourge: influenza. Both Moderna and Pfizer—makers of the first vaccines to earn U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval using the mRNA technology—are studying whether subbing in the influenza virus’ genetic material in that platform will prove equally fruitful. On Sept. 14, Pfizer announced that the first volunteers had received doses of its mRNA flu shot; the Phase 3 study will involve more than 25,000 adults in the U.S. ages 18 and up who will be randomly...
  • Woman gets 6 years in prison for damaging pipeline

    09/22/2022 5:50:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2022 | By DAVID PITT
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an Arizona woman on Thursday to six years in prison for using a cutting torch to damage the Dakota Access pipeline in Iowa and setting fire to pipeline equipment in three counties in 2016 and 2017. The judge also ordered Ruby Katherine Montoya, 32, to pay nearly $3.2 million in restitution together with Jessica Reznicek, a woman who helped her. Montoya pleaded guilty to conspiracy to damage an energy facility. She admitted to helping Reznicek and others damage the pipeline in several locations in Iowa. “The sentence imposed today demonstrates that...
  • Ukraine Threatens 5-Year Prison Sentence For Anyone Voting In “Sham Referendums”

    09/22/2022 5:46:12 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 45 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 9/22/22 | Staff
    Starting last month Ukrainian lawmakers began seeking to implement severe consequences for those participating in Russia-sponsored referendums in occupied territories of Ukraine. For example, a law is being pushed through parliament which criminalizes obtaining a Russian passport in temporarily occupied territories, Ukrainian sources reported last week, according to Yahoo News. Proposed possible punishments have included losing Ukrainian citizenship, or even lengthy jail sentences. But other officials have argued for a more compromising approach given the necessity of survival in occupied areas. But now the Ukrainian government has reiterated its willingness to impose steep penalties for even participating in any Kremlin-sponsored...
  • Dr. Oz says he will release his medical records by the weekend, challenges Fetterman to do the same

    09/22/2022 5:36:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2022 6:10pm EDT | Yael Halon
    Pennsylvania Republican senatorial nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz told Fox News he will release his medical records to the public by Friday, challenging his opponent Democrat John Fetterman to follow his lead. Oz has repeatedly urged Fetterman to give Pennsylvanians an "honest" assessment of his health after he suffered a stroke in May, raising questions about his physical and cognitive fitness for office. In an appearance on "America Reports" Thursday, Oz pointed to an editorial published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette which called on both candidates to release their medical records to reassure voters and address skepticism about Fetterman's ability to properly...
  • Russia sees spike in Google searches for 'How to leave Russia'

    09/22/2022 5:14:20 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 42 replies
    Meduza ^ | September 20, 2022 | Mozhem Obyasnit
    In the hours before Russian President Vladimir Putin was expected to address the nation regarding plans to conduct “referendums” in Ukraine’s occupied territories Tuesday, searches for the phrase “How to leave Russia” spiked on Google. The surge was noted by the Telegram channel Mozhem Obyasnit, though it’s available for all to see on Google Trends. The phrase’s popularity appears to have peaked at about 6:00 pm Moscow time. Tuesday, Russian lawmakers unanimously passed legislation introducing the concepts of "mobilization" and "martial law" to the criminal code. That, combined with Russian-installed officials in Ukraine's occupied territories calling for "referendums" on annexation...
  • Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol frets over ‘humiliating for Biden’ hot-mic flop

    09/22/2022 5:10:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2022 | Steve Nelson
    A hot mic caught South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol saying Wednesday he fears Congress “humiliating” President Biden by rejecting his $6 billion pledge to global health projects — moments after Biden awkwardly meandered on stage at a Manhattan event. Yoon told aides as he left a photo op that the US president may be in for some further embarrassment after Biden seemed confused about what to do after he finished his remarks. According to a translation published by the Washington Post, Yoon said, “It would be so humiliating for Biden if these idiots don’t pass it in Congress.”
  • Fraudsters Stole $45 Billion In Unemployment Benefits Using Dead People, Prisoners: REPORT

    09/22/2022 5:03:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 22, 2022 | John Hugh DeMastri
    The Department of Labor announced Thursday that 1,000 people have been charged for receiving $45.6 billion of fraudulent unemployment insurance (UI) payments since March 2020. The pandemic overwhelmed state offices responsible for distributing benefits, with 57 million people filing initial UI claims within five months of March 2020, the DOL-OIG reported. Fraudsters were successfully able to take advantage of the chaos, filing for claims in multiple states, using fraudulent emails and using the Social Security Numbers (SSN) of dead people and federal prisoners.. Federal and state governments together paid out roughly $794 in unemployment benefits between March 2020 and July...
  • Jared Kushner Takes Shot at Ron DeSantis in Fox News Interview

    09/22/2022 4:53:49 PM PDT · by NeverCheney · 50 replies
    Redstate ^ | September 22 2023 | Bonchie
    While most Republicans have given Ron DeSantis high marks for his move to fly illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard, not everyone on the right is happy. That’s manifested mostly in Trump-world, perhaps because people in his orbit see DeSantis as a threat in 2024. Some of the major boosters of the former president actually agreed publicly with the leftwing criticism that the move was a “stunt.” Per my earlier writings, I don’t agree with that at all and believe DeSantis’ move was not only effective but highly necessary to turn the conversation onto the border crisis. Unfortunately, former top Trump...
  • Favorite Devil or Angel Songs in title or lyrics,tell us your Favorites.Troop Thread FR Canteen 9~21~22

    09/22/2022 4:53:12 PM PDT · by fatima · 197 replies
    ~Favorite Devil or Angel Songs ~ The Clovers: "Devil Or Angel"*Video*The Charlie Daniels Band - The Devil Went Down to Georgia *Video*
  • Japan to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions on Foreign Tourists from October

    09/22/2022 4:47:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 23 Sep 2022
    Japan announced on Thursday (Sep 22) that it will lift tough COVID-19 restrictions on foreign tourists, reopening the borders after two and a half years. Speaking at the New York Stock Exchange, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the pandemic had interrupted the free flow of people, goods and capital that had helped the nation flourish. "But from October 11, Japan will relax border control measures to be on par with the US, as well as resume visa-free travel and individual travel," said Kishida, who is in the city for the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Special master in Mar-a-Lago case asks Trump to back up his allegation that FBI 'planted' evidence

    09/22/2022 4:47:48 PM PDT · by Coronal · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2022 | Dareh Gregorian
    The special master appointed to review documents federal agents seized at Donald Trump’s Florida estate has given the former president until next Friday to back up his allegation that FBI planted evidence in the search on Aug. 8. Following the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Trump and his lawyers have publicly insinuated on multiple occasions without providing evidence that agents had planted evidence during the search. “Planting information anyone?” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform Aug. 12. In an filing Thursday, Senior U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Dearie of New York, the court-appointed special master,...
  • John Fetterman’s Hometown Paper Calls on Him to Release His Full Cognitive Tests: Debate Delays Have ‘Raised More Questions’

    09/22/2022 4:20:23 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Sep 22nd, 2022 | Jackson Richman
    John Fetterman’s hometown paper has called on the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee to release his full cognitive tests, saying that debate delays have “raised more questions.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editorial board published a piece on Wednesday, calling on Fetterman and his GOP opponent, Mehmet Oz, to make their medical records available: Further delays in scheduling a debate between U.S. Senate candidates John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz have raised more questions about Mr. Fetterman’s health, including his ability to communicate and process information. He has increased his public appearances, but his speech remains halting, and he repeats key phrases like mantras....
  • Theres a Massive Energy Crisis Happening in Europe. Will It Affect Travelers?

    09/22/2022 4:14:20 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 31 replies ^ | 9/22/22 | Apeksha Bhateja
    It seems that one continent can’t seem to catch a break. After the chaotic mess that was summer travel, Europe is preparing for a cold, hard winter. There is an impending energy crisis looming over the continent and as the demand surges in the colder months, European countries will have a hard time supplying much-needed power and the costs to heat and light homes and workplaces will soar. Already, it is estimated that the energy prices are 10 times higher than the five-year average. Countries are scrambling to store energy and advising measures to people to navigate through difficult times...
  • Conservative South Korean President Says ‘Freedom’ 18 Times in U.N. Speech

    09/22/2022 4:07:01 PM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/20/2022 | Frances Martel
    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, one of the few conservatives to win a presidency anywhere in the world this year, urged the United Nations in his speech on Tuesday to “stand together in solidarity” and defend freedom from wherever a threat may arise. Yoon’s remarks, his first address to the annual General Assembly debate, echoed much of what he told Koreans in his inauguration speech in May. On that occasion, he used the word “freedom” 35 times; to the United Nations, he said “freedom” a mere 18 times, according to the organization’s official English-language transcript. Unlike many other heads of...