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  • California is building fewer homes. The state could get even more expensive

    04/02/2024 6:24:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    Snippets: During the first two months of this year, builders in California pulled 35% more permits for single-family homes than during the same period a year earlier, according to census data. Permits for multifamily continued to decline — dropping 33%. Though it’s known as the “mansion tax,” except for rare exceptions it applies to all properties sold for more than $5 million, no matter if they are gas stations, strip malls, apartment buildings or actual mansions. Under the measure, a seller is charged 4% of the sales price for properties sold above $5 million and below $10 million. “ULA is...
  • Russia 'will likely lose' its war in Ukraine if the US can keep from falling prey to Moscow's information game, conflict analysts say

    04/02/2024 6:03:05 PM PDT · by Mariner · 117 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | April 2nd, 2024 | Ella Sherman
    The US must be aware of and avoid Russian disinformation operations at all costs if it wants to maintain its Western values and help Ukraine win the war, conflict analysts argue."Basic facts are in question daily as the Kremlin floods the Western debate with its narratives," analysts at the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War said in a March 27 report.The analysts said that "the notion that the war is unwinnable because of Russia's dominance is a Russian information operation, which gives us a glimpse of the Kremlin's real strategy and only real hope of success."For years, Russia has...
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    04/02/2024 6:00:04 PM PDT · by luvie · 70 replies
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  • Symone Sanders: There Is a Path for Dems, Biden to Win Florida

    04/02/2024 5:52:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/02/2024 | Pam Key
    MSNBC host Symone Sanders said Tuesday on “Morning Joe” that Democrats “definitely think” there is a path for President Joe Biden and other Democrats to win Florida in the November election. Sanders said, “Last year, when Republican legislators in Florida passed that six-week abortion ban, and they passed it because people were coming to Florida to get abortions because it was one of the only places left in the southeast where you could get an abortion if that was the care that you needed. Ron DeSantis didn’t like that, so he pressured the legislature to pass an even stricter abortion...
  • WI Dem. Gov. Tony Evers Vetoes Bill to Protect Girls’ Sports from Trans Athletes

    04/02/2024 5:47:47 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/02/2024 | Warner Todd Huston
    Wisconsin’s liberal Democrat Gov. Tony Evers arranged a showy veto ceremony Tuesday to deny passage to a bill that would protect girls’ sports in the Dairy State. The bill would have banned transgender students from picking and choosing which team aligns with their gender identity at any given time and would have restricted them to playing on teams that align with their birth gender, the Milwaukee Sentinel reported.
  • Latest Earthquake M 7.4 - 18 km SSW of Hualien City, Taiwan

    04/02/2024 5:47:34 PM PDT · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 42 replies
    US Geological Services ^ | 2024-04-02 23:58:11 (UTC) | USGS
    Magnitude: 7.5 Origin Time: 4/2/2024, 6:58:00 PM Depth: 7 mi.Lat: 23.8° N Lon: 121.7° E Location: TAIWAN
  • Multiple buildings collapse in Hualien, Taiwan after USGS reports magnitude 7.4 earthquake

    04/02/2024 5:38:10 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 44 replies
    Multiple buildings collapse in Hualien, Taiwan after USGS reports magnitude 7.4 earthquake
  • Matt Gaetz Explains Why He Cannot Support Removal of Speaker Johnson

    04/02/2024 5:15:13 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 46 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 2, 2024 | Sundance
    Representative Matt Gaetz explains why he cannot support the effort by Marjorie Taylor Greene to vacate the chair and remove Speaker Mike Johnson. {Direct Rumble Link} As outlined by Gaetz, there are two or three specific republicans, former democrats, who will vote to support Hakeem Jeffries if the opportunity arises. With all of the exits from the GOP House team noted, it will be a struggle to keep the house in republican control in 2025 even with a resounding victory by President Trump. WATCH:
  • Illinois Republicans propose overhaul for Gov. Pritzker's 'anti-victim' parole board after stabbing

    04/02/2024 4:52:59 PM PDT · by grundle · 4 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | April 2, 2024 | JOHN O'CONNOR
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate's minority leader proposed legislation Tuesday to overhaul Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Prisoner Review Board after it released a convicted domestic abuser who then attacked a pregnant Chicago woman with a knife and fatally stabbed her 11-year-old son. Republican Leader John Curran criticized Pritzker and said he plans legislation to require that board appointees have 20 years of criminal justice experience as a prosecutor, defense attorney, probation officer or judge, and that each member undergo annual training on domestic violence and sexual assault and the warning signs that precede repeat attacks. Other proposed measures would...
  • Florida goes to war over Biden migrant flights: Ron DeSantis' office and AG vow to battle the 'secretive' program and make sure state is an 'undesirable destination for anyone in the country illegally'

    04/02/2024 4:42:00 PM PDT · by chickenlips · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 2, 2024 | Katelyn Caralle
    Biden's administration to fly migrants to Florida without notifying officials first and wants to make Florida 'undesirable' for illegal immigrants. The Biden administration's CNHV program allows 30,000 undocumented migrants to be released into the country every month. And a new analysis from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) on Monday reveals a vast majority of migrants flown into the U.S. are landing in Miami. Lawyers for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) refused earlier this year to disclose in a FOIA request which airports migrants arriving on the program were landing after boarding flights in Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela (CNHV)....
  • BREAKING: Biden is mandating Americans reentering US give CDC contact tracing info or face "criminal penalties," even though CDC's COVID health emergency expired May 2023

    04/02/2024 4:25:37 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 102 replies
    Paul Sperry on Twitter X ^ | April 2, 2024 | Paul Sperry
    Paul Sperry @paulsperry_ BREAKING: Biden is mandating Americans reentering US give CDC contact tracing info or face "criminal penalties," even though CDC's COVID health emergency expired May 2023
  • Trump-proofing weapons for Ukraine: Allies consider moving arms group into NATO

    04/02/2024 4:23:25 PM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    Politico via Yahoo ^ | April 2nd, 2024 | Lara Seligman, Stuart Lau and Paul McLeary
    <p>The U.S. and other Western countries are considering transferring to NATO a U.S.-led multinational group that coordinates the shipment of weapons to Ukraine, one of several new proposals that could help maintain the flow of arms to Kyiv under a second Donald Trump presidency.</p>
  • Tulsi Gabbard turned down RFK Jr.'s offer to be his running mate, she says

    04/02/2024 4:18:33 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 2, 2024 | Beatrice Peterson
    Former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who left the Democratic Party in 2022, declined an offer to be Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s running mate in his independent presidential bid, she tells ABC News. "I met with Kennedy several times, and we have become good friends," she said in a statement. "He asked if I would be his running mate. After careful consideration, I respectfully declined." Gabbard declined to explain why she turned down that offer, which has not previously been reported. She is among an eclectic group of people whom Kennedy had considered for the role, including former Minnesota Gov. Jesse...
  • Fox Host Shuts Down Republican's Transgender Comment

    04/02/2024 4:02:02 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 46 replies
    Newspeak ^ | John Fitzpatrick
    Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo interrupted a Republican congressman live on air after he said being transgender was a "mental illness."Representative Tim Burchett of Tennessee appeared on Mornings with Maria Bartiromo on Monday, where he was asked about the backlash against Joe Biden's celebration of the Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter Sunday. "On Transgender Day of Visibility, we celebrate the joy, strength, and absolute courage of some of the bravest people I know," Biden said in a Sunday post on X, formerly Twitter. "Today, we show millions of transgender and nonbinary Americans that we see them, they belong,...
  • Newspaper Editor Tells Readers He Must Say Truth About Trump, Even If It Offends

    04/02/2024 3:04:34 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 93 replies
    HuffPost ^ | Apr 2, 2024
    The editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland told readers that critical coverage of Donald Trump was necessary despite their objections. “The north star here is truth,” Chris Quinn wrote in a letter from the editor on Saturday. “We tell the truth, even when it offends some of the people who pay us for information.” “The truth is that Donald Trump undermined faith in our elections in his false bid to retain the presidency,” he continued. “He sparked an insurrection intended to overthrow our government and keep himself in power. No president in our history has done worse. This is...
  • Special Report - China Syndrome: How Biden policies, family business have empowered Beijing to America’s detriment (42 MIN)

    04/02/2024 2:54:05 PM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies ^ | /john-solomon-reports
    John Solomon and ‘AMAC’ President Rebecca Weber host ‘China Syndrome: How Biden policies and family business have empowered Beijing to America’s detriment,’ sponsored by The Association for Mature Americans (AMAC) for frank conversation with lawmakers, China experts exposing the shocking truth of China’s access to the American public and how this has happened with no pushback from U.S. officials. Guest list includes: House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, Former Assistant Secretary of State Bobby Charles, Gatestone Institute Senior Fellow Gordon Chang, and Heritage Foundation Director of the Center for National Defense Robert Greenway. To watch the special or see the...
  • Louisiana Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Block Control of UN, WHO, and WEF in the State

    04/02/2024 2:37:50 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 2, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    The Louisiana State Senate has passed a senate bill with a unanimous vote. This bill is a bold declaration of state sovereignty, setting the stage for a legal barricade against the overreach of globalist organizations: the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Senate Bill 133, co-authored by Republican state Sens. Valarie Hodges and Thomas A. Pressly, as well as state Rep. Kathy Edmonston, aims to ensure that these international bodies have no jurisdiction or authority within the state’s boundaries. “The World Health Organization, United Nations, and the World Economic Forum shall have...
  • USCIS Provides Third Gender Option on Form N-400

    04/02/2024 2:21:58 PM PDT · by libh8er · 35 replies
    We have revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, to provide a third gender option, “X,” defined as “Another Gender Identity.” We are also updating guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual accordingly to account for this form revision and other forthcoming form revisions that will add a third gender option; see the Policy Alert (PDF, 344.77 KB). The 04/01/24 edition of Form N-400 will be the first USCIS form to include the X gender option. Applicants filing this edition of Form N-400 on or after April 1, 2024, will have X immediately available as a gender option on their form. Applicants...
  • Trudeau concedes there is too much immigration to Canada

    04/02/2024 2:13:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    Gray Mackenzie Twitter ^ | 04 02 2024 | Gray Mackenzie
    "PM Trudeau says immigration to Canada has "grown at a rate far beyond what Canada has been able to absorb," adding that "temporary immigration has caused so much pressure in our communities," in relation to housing" Gray_Mackenzie Twitter (2 min video)
  • Biden campaign eyes victory in FLORIDA in 2024 by making it ground zero for abortion rights: Democrats plan to go to war over reproductive rights in Trump's home state (that DeSantis also won by 20 points)

    04/02/2024 2:01:36 PM PDT · by libh8er · 98 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4.2.2024 | Sarah Ewall Wice
    Democrats are eyeing Florida as a state they can make gains in as it is on the verge of having one of the strictest abortion bans in the country and abortion rights will be directly on the ballot there in November. The Florida Supreme Court upheld the state's 15-week abortion ban on Monday and paved the way for a six week ban to go into effect in 30 days. Six weeks is often before a woman knows she is pregnant. The ruling was met with outrage by Democrats and abortion rights activists in the state and nationally, but it could...