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  • Donald Trump Says He’ll Be Arrested on Tuesday amid Manhattan DA Probe, Calls for Protests

    03/18/2023 4:22:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Mar 2023 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    Former President Donald Trump said Saturday he expects to be arrested on Tuesday based on “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which is investigating Trump’s alleged role in hush money paid to Stormy Daniels. The former president also called for his supporters to protest in light of the news.Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, made the prediction on his social media platform Truth Social, writing that “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. PROTEST, TAKE OUR NATION BACK!”Read...
  • Analysis: Anchor Baby Population Far Exceeds One Year of U.S. Births

    03/18/2023 4:22:21 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/18/23 | John Binder
    The total population of United States citizen children born to illegal aliens now far exceeds one year of American births, a March analysis shows. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) analysis estimates that about 5.4 million “anchor babies,” the term used to describe the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens who are awarded birthright citizenship, reside across the nation. This indicates that the anchor baby population now exceeds the annual 3.7 million U.S. births by about 1.7 million. Put another way, the number of anchor babies in the U.S. is twice that of Chicago, Illinois’s resident population. The last estimate...

    03/18/2023 4:14:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    RSBN ^ | March 17, 2023 | Jessica Marie Baumgartner
    President Donald Trump has been given another victory against Big Tech. After recently being unbanned from Facebook and Twitter, his YouTube account is now reinstated. “Starting today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content,” an official YouTube account tweeted. “We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence, while balancing the chance for voters to hear equally from major national candidates in the run up to an election.”1/ Starting today, the Donald J. Trump channel is no longer restricted and can upload new content. We carefully evaluated the continued risk of real-world violence,...
  • New VA Mission Statement recognizes sacred commitment to all Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors

    03/18/2023 3:57:39 PM PDT · by euram · 12 replies
    VA News ^ | March 15 2023 | Dept of Veterans Affairs
    On Thursday, VA announced an updated version of its 1959 mission statement: “To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise to care for those who have served in our nation’s military and for their families, caregivers, and survivors.” The new mission statement is inclusive of all those who have served in our nation’s military—including women Veterans—as well as Veteran families, caregivers, and survivors. VA currently serves more than 600,000 women Veterans, the fastest growing cohort of Veterans. VA also serves more than 50,000 Veteran caregivers, more than 600,000 Veteran survivors, and millions of Veterans who did not serve in combat.
  • Nearly 200 banks at risk for same fate as SVB: study

    03/18/2023 3:01:40 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 63 replies ^ | March 18, 2023 | By Matthew Sedacca
    Nearly 200 more banks may be vulnerable to the same type of risk that took down Silicon Valley Bank: The value of the assets they hold. There are 186 banks across the country that could fail if half of their depositors quickly withdraw their funds, a new study published on the Social Science Research Network found. Even insured depositors — those with $250,000 or less in the bank — could have problems getting their cash if these institutions face the sort of run that Silicon Valley saw a week ago. The concern is that these banks hold a significant amount...
  • France retirement protests: Paris bans gatherings near key sites to quell unrest

    03/18/2023 2:44:05 PM PDT · by McGruff · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 18, 2023 | Peter Aitken
    Paris police have banned gatherings in the city’s spots in areas around important government sites in an effort to end protests against France's plan to raise the state pension age by two years without a vote. "Due to serious risks of disturbances to public order and security … any gathering at Place de la Concorde and its surroundings as well as in the area of the Avenue des Champs-Elysées is prohibited," the police said, according to an AFP report. "People who try to gather there will be systematically evicted by the police." French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to push...
  • Conservatives Rally Around Donald Trump Following Arrest Prediction: ‘We Live in a Banana Republic

    03/18/2023 1:42:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/18/2023 | Katherine Hamilton
    Conservatives sounded the alarm following news that former President Donald Trump expects to be arrested on Tuesday based on “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office. Republican lawmakers and conservative figures and commentators said the predicted arrest of Trump, who is running for president in 2024, shows how the justice system is “weaponized against all Americans” and warned that the United States is turning into a “banana republic.” Even so, many conservatives wager an arrest would only further reveal the extent of Democrat corruption, ultimately skyrocketing support for Trump’s presidential run.
  • 'Drag Race' star Jinkx Monsoon slams wave of anti-drag laws

    03/18/2023 1:27:48 PM PDT · by RandFan · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 18 | NBC News
    "RuPaul's Drag Race" star Jinkx Monsoon doubled down on her denouncement of the Republican-led legislative push to restrict drag performances, in an interview that aired Friday on MSNBC's "The 11th Hour With Stephanie Ruhle." “What I want to say to the people trying to oppress my community right now, is look what’s happened every time you’ve tried to oppress a community in America,” Monsoon told Ruhle. “You tried to oppress women, women got the vote. You tried to oppress people of color, we’re not accepting that anymore.” She added, "We’re not accepting that some citizens just have to sit on...
  • Lee Zeldin Says He Would Have Fired Alvin Bragg on ‘Day One’ as Governor amid Trump Arrest Prediction

    03/18/2023 12:37:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/18/2023 | Amy Furr
    Former Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Saturday amid news that former President Donald Trump expects to be arrested. “Alvin Bragg may very well be the most dangerous, divisive, incompetent, and compromised District Attorney in America. On Day ONE, my FIRST action as Governor would have been to tell Bragg he was being fired,” Zeldin wrote in a social media post. Early Saturday, Trump announced he expects to be arrested this week based on “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office, Breitbart News’s Ashley Oliver reported.
  • Opinion: Is it time to start considering personhood rights for AI chatbots?

    03/18/2023 12:30:19 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 48 replies
    La Times via MSN ^ | March 5, 2023 | Eric Schwitzgebel and Henry Shevlin
    Even a couple of years ago, the idea that artificial intelligence might be conscious and capable of subjective experience seemed like pure science fiction. But in recent months, we’ve witnessed a dizzying flurry of developments in AI, including language models like ChatGPT and Bing Chat with remarkable skill at seemingly human conversation. Given these rapid shifts and the flood of money and talent devoted to developing ever smarter, more humanlike systems, it will become increasingly plausible that AI systems could exhibit something like consciousness. But if we find ourselves seriously questioning whether they are capable of real emotions and suffering,...
  • Oregon’s Rural-Urban Divide Sparks Talk of Secession

    03/18/2023 12:30:10 PM PDT · by thegagline · 43 replies
    DNYUZ ^ | 03/18/2023 | Staff
    Corey Cook still holds a fondness for her days living in Portland, where the downtown pubs and riverfront cherry blossoms made her proud to call the Rose City home during her 20s. But as she started growing wary of the metro area’s congestion and liberal politics, she moved to the suburbs, then the exurbs, before heading east, eventually escaping Portland’s sphere of influence on the other side of the Cascade Mountains in 2017. But even here, where she now runs a Christian camp amid the foothill pines overlooking the Grande Ronde Valley, she cannot help but notice how the values...
  • McCarthy orders probe of district attorney investigating Trump

    03/18/2023 12:03:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 79 replies
    axios ^ | 3/18/2023 | Andrew solender
    House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Saturday announced a congressional investigation into the local prosecutors reportedly preparing to indict former President Trump. Driving the news: Trump said in a Truth Social post on Saturday he expects to be arrested on Tuesday as part of a Manhattan District Attorney investigation into hush money payments he allegedly made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Law enforcement agencies are reportedly preparing for the fallout from an indictment of Trump as soon as next week. What they’re saying: McCarthy accused Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg of “an outrageous abuse of power” and of “pursu[ing] political...
  • Why Tucker’s Footage Was Stopped: Confirms Initial Capitol Breachers Were Federal Agents, Says Santilli.

    03/18/2023 12:01:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    The New American ^ | March 15, 2023 | Ben Armstrong
    Pete Santilli drops bombs on January 6th narrative. Santilli says the FBI facial recognition confirms majority of initial capitol breachers were federal agents.
  • McCARTHY SPEAKS OUT: House Speaker Announces Investigation of Federal Funds Used to Subvert Democracy By Interfering with Elections Through Political Attacks

    03/18/2023 11:59:38 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 3/18/2023 | JIM HOFT
    Earlier this year the Manhattan District Attorney’s office revived its criminal investigation into Trump’s ‘hush payments’ to porn star Stephanie Clifford, AKA, Stormy Daniels and elevated the case from a misdemeanor to a felony. Trump has been accused of paying Daniels ‘hush payments’ in a scheme to silence her and stop the story about their alleged affair from being published in the National Enquirer. rump’s lawyer Joe Tacopina blasted the prosecutors in the Stormy case earlier this week. “It’s not what we do. This is not what we do. We are distorting laws to try and bag President Trump. I...
  • ‘Woke’ Effectively Describes The Left’s Insanity, And That’s Why They Hate When You Say It

    03/18/2023 11:55:53 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MARCH 17, 2023 | SAMUEL MANGOLD-LENETT
    When was the last time you were called racist? When was the last time you actually cared about being called racist? Odds are you get called it quite often and care (or should care) about being called it very little. That’s because lobbing accusations of racial bigotry at anyone who gets in their way is second nature for the left. So when people stopped taking these accusations seriously — realizing it is simply impossible for everything to be racist — the left began decrying “white supremacy,” semantically invoking Nazism. When accusations of racism failed to coerce enough action, the left...
  • School district’s third race hoax in the last year shows racism isn’t really a problem

    03/18/2023 11:54:00 AM PDT · by CFW · 7 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3/18/23 | Dave Huber
    It’s a good thing the Sacramento City Unified School District, like just about every other district in the nation these days, has an equity department. That’s because the department is so good at battling the racism that the academic establishment says is endemic in American institutions that its students feel the need to create some. For example, in February of 2022 a black female student was found responsible for labeling school drinking fountains “colored” and “white.” To virtually no one’s surprise, before the race of the culprit was known the local NAACP and community activists had the usual paroxysms of...
  • Fmr Rep. Peter King to Newsmax: This Is 'Banana Republic Politics'

    03/18/2023 11:53:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 18 March 2023 | Eric Mack
    Democrat prosecutors are taking "banana republic politics" to all new levels in "creating" a crime with which to charge former President Donald Trump, one that will not stand legal challenge, according to former Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., on Newsmax. "In this case they knew who they want, which is President Trump, and then they try to find a crime," King told "Saturday Report." "They couldn't find the crime. They've created a crime. "That is absolutely bizarre." Ultimately, King suspects Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's attempt to get Trump is being walked through merely to put "cloud" over him to impact...
  • Demonstrators gather for 11th straight weekend of anti-overhaul rallies Police close roads in Tel Aviv, use water cannons at protesters blocking northern highway...(Israel)

    03/18/2023 11:26:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 3/23/2023 | TOI Staff
    In a brief statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party denies reports that have apparently said the government plans to freeze the judicial overhaul legislation... Police say officers have detained a 24-year old man for driving a motorcycle into a group of protesters in the Tel Aviv suburb of Givatayim... Supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party hurl eggs at demonstrators... The Israel Defense Forces says a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in an open field near the southern town of Nahal Oz... Police are using water cannons against demonstrators blocking the Route 65 highway at Karkur...
  • Mike Pence: We need a President that is clear and firm

    03/18/2023 11:26:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 112 replies
    Mike Pence ^ | 3/18/23 | Mike Pence
    We need a President that is clear and firm with our southern neighbors. Mexico put thousands of soldiers on their border and helped implement Remain in Mexico, because if they didn’t, they knew we would put tariffs on their imports. That’s the kind of tough leadership we need!— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) March 18, 2023It’s an honor to join Iowans in welcoming VP @Mike_Pence and Gov. @LarryHogan to the state with the @TheBastionInst to discuss why America must be strong and lead. 🇺🇸— Joni Ernst (@joniernst) March 18, 2023
  • Weaponization of the legal system reaches a new level

    03/18/2023 11:23:44 AM PDT · by bitt · 43 replies ^ | 3/17/2023 | mike davis
    Democrats are more focused on targeting political opponents than protecting its citizens If we are to believe the news, the district attorneys in Fulton County, Georgia and Manhattan will soon announce indictments of Donald Trump. The New York indictment looks especially imminent. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is hellbent on charging Mr. Trump. In fact, the New York City District Attorney’s office has been searching for any way to charge the former president since 2017. The investigation has poured over President Trump’s personal and business life. They’ve reportedly settled on charging Donald Trump for the non-crime of his attorney Michael...