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  • Germany set to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, Der Spiegel reports

    01/24/2023 6:19:07 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24, 2023 | Lauren Kent, Mick Krever and Rob Picheta, CNN
    "....Germany is set to send its sought-after Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to help bolster the country’s war effort, Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday evening, attributing to unnamed sources. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to deliver the battle tanks following “months of debate,” according to the German news outlet’s exclusive report.....
  • Biden admin gives left-wing groups hundreds of millions to help illegal immigrants fight deportation

    01/24/2023 6:09:54 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2023 | Joe Schoffstall
    Two left-wing nonprofits have combined to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-backed government contracts since President Biden took office, with a vast majority of the money going towards efforts to keep illegal immigrants in the United States, records reviewed by Fox News Digital shows. The Vera Institute of Justice, a New York-based group that views immigration enforcement agencies as a "threat" to civil liberties, has been the primary breadwinner in the past two years, collecting around $350 million from government contracts for immigration services. The Acacia Center for Justice, a newer nonprofit linked to the Vera Institute...
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    01/24/2023 6:00:00 PM PST · by luvie · 92 replies
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  • Donald Trump to Visit Early Primary States New Hampshire, South Carolina on Saturday

    01/24/2023 5:57:35 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2023 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Former President Donald Trump will speak in New Hampshire on Saturday morning ahead of his campaign stop in South Carolina as his campaign begins to lay the groundwork in pivotal early primary states.Fox News’s Paul Steinhauser first reported on Trump’s upcoming trip to Salem, New Hampshire, where he “will deliver the keynote address to hundreds of party leaders, elected officials and activists attending the New Hampshire GOP’s annual meeting.”New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Steve Stepanek said in a statement that the party is “excited” for Trump’s arrival and praised the 45th president for advocating to keep New Hampshire as the...
  • Claims of Covid Vaccine Injuries and Deaths Revive Protest Movement

    01/24/2023 5:56:16 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 24 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 24, 2023 | Miles Klee
    On Monday, Fox News host Dan Bongino opened his daily podcast on a topic that seemed like old news: Covid-19 vaccines. “I’m sensing an enormous cultural shift here, folks,” he said, arguing that even Democrats were having second thoughts. The centerpiece of the segment was a clip from the podcast of Dilbert creator Scott Adams, in which the cartoonist expressed regret over his decision to get vaccinated. “I’m going to tell you that the anti-vaxxers appear to be right,” he said. Elon Musk had replied on Friday to Adams’ statement on Twitter, noting that he felt like he “was dying”...
  • AG Garland denies Biden is being treated better than Trump in classified document probes

    01/24/2023 5:47:17 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2023 | Victor Nava
    Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday pushed back on criticism that the Justice Department is treating President Biden more favorably than former President Donald Trump as the government investigates their mishandling of classified documents. “The department has a set of norms and practices,” Garland said, answering media questions on the federal probe into the 80-year-old president for the first time. “These mean, among other things, that we do not have different rules for Democrats or Republicans, different rules for the powerful or powerless, different rules for the rich or poor.”Garland’s comments came during a meeting of the DOJ’s reproductive rights...
  • GOP Rep. Spartz balks at McCarthy vow to bar Dem Rep. Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

    01/24/2023 5:42:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    Just The News ^ | January 24, 2023 - 8:19pm | Ben Whedon
    Special rules for the Intelligence Committee allow the speaker to halt Schiff and Swalwell's appointments on his own, but stopping Omar will require a full House vote. ------------------------------------------------------ Indiana Republican Rep. Victoria Spartz on Tuesday indicated that she would not support House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's effort to block Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Two wrongs do not make a right. Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi [D-Calif.] took unprecedented actions last Congress to remove Reps. Greene and Gosar from their committees without proper due process," Spartz wrote in a statement. "Speaker McCarthy is taking unprecedented...
  • Protests planned as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis expected in Philly

    01/24/2023 5:38:43 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 28 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | January 24, 2023 | Aziza Shuler
    Dozens of people gathered outside of The Union League of Philadelphia's headquarters on Broad Street to protest the arrival of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. He's being honored with the league's top award. It appears his first stop was grabbing a cheesesteak at Delassandro's in Roxborough. Black community leaders came out Tuesday in objection to the award because they say the award known as the Gold Medal of Honor sends the wrong message. Which some argue is divisive and detrimental to Black and brown communities. The ceremony is a members-only ticketed event and is said to be sold out. The Union...
  • UN warns gains in Haiti at risk without international force

    01/24/2023 5:24:56 PM PST · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    Anadolu Agency ^ | 1/24/2023 | Michael Gabriel Hernandez
    "The people of Haiti whose suffering never, ever ends are counting on you,' says Helen La Lime Recent improvements in Haiti's humanitarian situation are in jeopardy unless the Security Council approves of the deployment of an international force, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' envoy for Haiti warned Tuesday...
  • Don Jr. Launches 'Triggered' Podcast: 'For The First Time in Recent History, We Are Winning'

    01/24/2023 5:21:48 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 26 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 24, 2023 | Ben Kew
    Donald Trump Jr. launched his new show Triggered exclusively on the streaming platform Rumble on Monday evening, promising to make it a space where conservatives can help take the fight to the left in the culture war. Trump Jr. opened his show by discussing how the multi-year, multimillion-dollar podcast deal with Rumble will promote the values of free speech and censorship resistance that he so strongly believes in. "I am super psyched to be doing this," he said. "I'm on Rumble because it is one of the few platforms that is out there that doesn't censor people. They actually believe...
  • DirecTV Could Drop NEWSMAX Tonight, House GOP Furious Over 'Deplatforming

    01/24/2023 5:14:23 PM PST · by OneVike · 62 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 1/23/23 | Marisa Herman
    Several dozen Republican lawmakers have voiced serious concerns about DirecTV’s alleged plans to “deplatform” and censor Newsmax from its channel lineup as early as midnight on Tuesday.Last Friday, Rep. Wesley Hunt, R-Texas, and 41 other Republican House members signed a letter sent to AT&T, DirecTV, and hedge fund TPG Capital, the minority operator of the satellite system.Hunt’s letter stated that the members of the House Republican Conference are “deeply concerned about this undemocratic assault on free speech.”If Newsmax is deplatformed, it would be the second time AT&T’s DirecTV has deplatformed a major conservative news channel in the past year.Newsmax, the...
  • I have rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.

    01/24/2023 5:11:43 PM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 24, 2023 7:47 PM | Kevin McCarthy
    I have rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.I am committed to returning the @HouseIntel Committee to one of genuine honesty and credibility that regains the trust of the American people.— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 24, 2023
  • Donald Trump calls Mike Pence 'Innocent' after Classified Docs found in Indiana home

    01/24/2023 5:05:52 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2023 | Wendell Husebo
    Former President Donald Trump proclaimed former Vice President Mike Pence “an innocent man” after classified documents were found in his Indiana home last week. “Mike Pence is an innocent man,” Trump wrote on Truth Social Tuesday afternoon. “He never did anything knowingly dishonest in his life. Leave him alone!!!” According to CNN on Tuesday, Pence’s lawyer initially alerted the National Archives to the materials. The Justice Department was subsequently notified by the National Archives. The FBI and Justice Department have launched an investigation into the documents and how they were taken to Indiana. Pence’s home in Washington, DC, was reportedly...
  • Texas leads 20 Republican states in suing Biden admin over migrant parole program

    01/24/2023 4:44:39 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2023 | Adam Shaw
    A coalition of 20 states and a top conservative legal group are suing the Biden administration over its recently expanded humanitarian parole program that allows tens of thousands of migrants from designated countries a month into the U.S., arguing that the program is unlawful. The lawsuit, filed by Texas and America First Legal in the Southern District of Texas, is joined by 19 additional states who are seeking to block the Biden administration’s parole program, which allow up to 30,000 migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela into the U.S. each month. The Biden administration announced the program for Venezuelans...
  • Cotton market faces price hike risk on Pakistan supply woes

    01/24/2023 4:36:32 PM PST · by FarCenter · 6 replies
    TOKYO -- Market watchers are bracing for the risk of a sharp rise in cotton prices as last year's flooding in Pakistan and concerns about trade barriers in India combine with an improving global economic outlook that could boost clothing demand. Cotton futures have inched higher this month after largely staying in the same territory since November. Friday's close of 86.7 cents per pound in New York was up 4% from the end of 2022. "We've been making long hedges in case of a rally," a trading house representative said in mid-January. One of the biggest concerns involves output in...
  • Turkish fighter jet 'Kizilelma' successfully completes 2nd flight test

    01/24/2023 4:26:18 PM PST · by FarCenter · 4 replies
    Footage shows Turkish-made unmanned fighter jet Kizilelma (Red Apple) as it successfully completed the 2nd flight test in Istanbul on Monday.
  • Eel fishing scandal piles pressure on Sweden's Prime Minister

    01/24/2023 4:22:38 PM PST · by FarCenter · 13 replies
    Sweden’s Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson is facing mounting pressure over a new controversy involving eel fishing. Kristersson is drawing flak for hiring Peter Magnus Nilsson as a key adviser, a former journalist who was found guilty of illegal eel fishing and lying to police about it. Nilsson was hired last October, a year after he was caught in a raid by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. Kristersson has admitted he knew Nilsson broke the law, but said his behavior was “stupid” and not something that made him unsuitable for the position, according to a BBC report. The...
  • Hammer blow for Vladimir Putin as Ukraine to get 200 tanks from West

    01/24/2023 4:14:57 PM PST · by familyop · 187 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 24, 2023 | Nick Allen, Joe Barnes, Roland Oliphant
    The West is poised to send nearly 200 battle tanks to Ukraine in a potential hammer blow that could help Kyiv win its war against Vladimir Putin...It brought the total number of tanks Kyiv can expect to have at its disposal to nearly 200, with potential for more...Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said the new tank deliveries "would bring nothing good to the future relations".
  • Thief Who Stole Picasso and Mondrian from Greece’s National Art Gallery in ‘Heist of the Century’ Receives Suspended Sentence

    01/24/2023 3:30:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Artnews ^ | January 23, 2023 | Francesca Aton
    A 50-year-old man who was accused of stealing three artworks from Greece’s National Gallery in Athens in January 2012 received a suspended prison sentence of six years on Friday. The works stolen included Pablo Picasso’s painting Head of a Woman (1934), Piet Mondrian’s painting Stammer Windmill with Summer House (1905), and Guglielmo Caccia’s sketch St. Diego de Alcala in Ecstasy with the Holy Trinity and the Symbols of Passion. The man, Giorgos Sarmantzopoulos, was found guilty of aggravated theft; the court, however, recognized his good behavior following the heist and suspended his sentence pending his appeal on the condition that...
  • Black Georgians liked voting under law Biden dubbed ‘Jim Crow 2.0’

    01/24/2023 3:27:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 24, 2023 | Jesse O’Neill
    The overwhelming majority of black voters in Georgia said they had a “good” or “excellent” voting experience under a new election reform law that President Biden decried as “Jim Crow 2.0” when it was enacted in 2021. A post-election survey from the University of Georgia released last week found that none of the 364 black voters polled had a “poor” experience at the ballot box. By contrast, 72.6% of the surveyed black voters said their experience was “excellent,” while 23.6% said it was “good” and 3.3% said it was “fair.” The remaining 0.5% said they didn’t know how to characterize...