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  • Biden sued for halting federal oil and gas leasing

    01/27/2021 2:37:03 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/21 | Josh Siegel
    The Biden administration was hit with an immediate lawsuit Wednesday over its decision to halt oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters. The Western Energy Alliance, a group representing fossil fuel producers active on federal lands, sued in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, alleging President Biden exceeded presidential authority. Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Alliance, described Biden's action as a "ban," despite his administration describing the order as a temporary moratorium on leasing while the administration reviews how to better balance oil and gas with developing renewables on federal lands and waters. The administration...
  • DHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin (Jan 27, 2021)

    01/27/2021 2:34:44 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    DHS.gov ^ | 01 27 2021 | DHS
    WASHINGTON – The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin today after consultation with the intelligence community and law enforcement partners. There is currently a heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks. DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; however, violent riots have continued in recent days and we remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives, could continue...
  • Open Borders Biden’s DOJ Rescinds “Zero Tolerance” Policy On Southern Border

    01/27/2021 2:34:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 27, 2021 | JAZZ SHAW
    As soon as Donald Trump entered office, he set to work toughening up our border security situation and making it harder for illegal aliens to enter (and remain in) the United States. Last year, after the pandemic arrived, he took the additional step of instituting a zero-tolerance policy for illegal border crossings, with the perpetrators being immediately sent back to Mexico without waiting for a hearing. Of course, now that President Joe “Open Borders” Biden is in charge, things had to change. Biden’s acting Attorney General released an announcement this week that the zero-tolerance policy is ending. Moving forward, we’re...
  • Fauci defends Birx: 'She had to live in the White House

    01/27/2021 2:29:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/21 03:20 PM EST | JORDAN WILLIAMS
    Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, is defending former White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx amid scrutiny of her time under former President Trump. In an interview with The Atlantic published Wednesday, Fauci, who unlike Birx is staying on in the new Biden administration, was asked whether she should have spoken out more forcefully against the former administration’s COVID-19 response after she criticized it in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “It’s a tough situation. I will defend her. Unlike the situation that the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] commissioner and the CDC [Centers...
  • Feds Indict Pro-Trump Twitter Troll 'Ricky Vaughn' Over Memes Shared During 2016 Election

    01/27/2021 2:27:06 PM PST · by amorphous · 28 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 27 January 2021 | Chris Menahan
    Twitter troll Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, was arrested on Wednesday and faces ten years in prison for "tweeting" and "retweeting" joke memes on Twitter telling people they can "text" in their votes.
  • Facebook Hires Biden Transition, Obama Admin Official as VP of ‘Civil Rights’

    01/27/2021 2:17:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 27, 2021 | Peter Svab
    Facebook has hired Roy Austin, former Obama administration official and a member of President Joe Biden’s transition team, as the social media company’s vice president of Civil Rights and deputy general counsel. Austin used to serve as civil rights prosecutor and supervisor in the Department of Justice (DOJ) before becoming a deputy assistant to President Barack Obama for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity in 2014. In 2017, he went into private practice as a criminal defense and civil rights attorney at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis. In November, Biden named him as one of the volunteers on the...
  • Biden brother touts relationship with president in Inauguration Day ad for law firm

    01/27/2021 2:11:25 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | Brian Schwartz
    President Joe Biden’s brother Frank promoted his relationship to the commander-in-chief in an Inauguration Day advertisement for the law firm he advises. Frank Biden is a non-attorney senior advisor for the Berman Law Group. The firm is based in Boca Raton, Fla. Its ad featuring Frank Biden was printed in the Jan. 20 edition of the Daily Business Review, which is also based in Florida. The ad focuses on a lawsuit the firm is leading against a group of Florida sugarcane companies. It features a photo of Frank Biden, along with quotes regarding his relationship with the incoming president and...
  • Oregon Weighs Race-Based Vaccine Preferences

    01/27/2021 2:05:13 PM PST · by karpov · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | January 26, 2021 | Jacob Grier
    States have many factors to consider when allocating their scarce vaccine doses: the age of recipients, medical conditions that put people at risk, and jobs that put workers in contact with the public, to name a few. A committee in Oregon is considering an unusual recommendation to allocate vaccines by race. The proposal is intended to address inequities but would invite legal challenges to a vaccination program that has already been off to a rocky start. The state's COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee is a group of 27 individuals tasked with devising "a vaccine sequencing plan focused on health equity to...
  • Biden Gives Regulators a Free and Heavy Hand

    01/27/2021 1:57:16 PM PST · by karpov · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2021 | Mick Mulvaney and Joe Grogan
    Even in Washington, hardly anyone understands what the Office of Management and Budget does. Yet buried in the 2½-foot stack of President Biden’s first-day executive orders is hard evidence that someone in the new administration not only understands the OMB but knows how to use it. As a result, the business climate in this country will be made dramatically worse. Forget reregulation; this is the beginning of hyperregulation. You probably didn’t pay attention to “Modernizing Regulatory Review,” a presidential memo released Jan. 20. Regulatory law is arcane and generally boring, but its effects can be monumental. Congress defers much of...
  • Biggest U.S. Banks Embrace ‘Rooney Rule’ Policies in Diversity Hiring Push

    01/27/2021 1:52:36 PM PST · by karpov · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 26, 2021 | Ben Eisen
    Five of the largest U.S. banks publicly committed to mandating a diverse slate of applicants when hiring employees, part of a push to diversify an industry whose top ranks remain largely white and male. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp all said they would either adjust policies for considering job candidates or disclose the ones they already have in place. Their policies mirror the so-called Rooney Rule, which started in the National Football League as a way of making sure people of color are considered for coaching jobs. In recent years, the rule...
  • Sen. Tom Carper Announces Bill To Give D.C. Statehood

    01/27/2021 1:51:55 PM PST · by RandFan · 35 replies
    OAN ^ | Jan 27 | OAN Newsroom
    Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduces a bill aimed at making Washington D.C. a state. Carper took to Twitter Wednesday to discuss his efforts to “give the over 700,000 D.C. residents a voice, vote and full representation in Congress.” The so-called ‘Washington D.C. Admissions Act‘ has received support from several members of the Democrat party. However, Republicans are concerned making D.C. a state will place two more Democrats in the Senate. Democrats would need at least 60 votes in the upper chamber to pass the proposal, but they may only need a simple majority if the filibuster is abolished.
  • Bill Gates reacts to ‘crazy’ conspiracy theories about himself

    01/27/2021 1:50:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is “surprised” to learn people believe the conspiracy theory that he wants to use the COVID-19 vaccine to put microchips into Americans, and called such baseless ideas about him “crazy” and “evil.” “Do people really believe that stuff?” Gates asked during an interview with Reuters Wednesday. “I’m very surprised by that. I hope it goes away.”
  • John Kerry, Gina McCarthy: Laid-off Oil, Gas Workers Will Have ‘Better Choices’

    01/27/2021 1:46:03 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 27, 2021 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Climate Envoy John Kerry and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy told reporters in the White House briefing room that oil and gas workers who are laid off as a result of President Joe Biden’s new climate policies will find “better” jobs. Biden caused widespread layoffs — and potentially tens of thousands of lost future job opportunities — when he revoked the Keystone XL pipeline permit, and suspended oil and gas leasing on federal lands, on his first day in the Oval Office. Asked by a reporter what their “message” was to workers in the fossil fuel industry, Kerry and McCarthy...
  • Chick-fil-A Saves the Day, Fixes City's Vaccination Snafu

    01/27/2021 1:42:52 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 27 Jan 2021 | Bryan Preston
    Do we get a vote on which corporations own our government? I’d take Chick-fil-A over any of the Big Tech oligarchs. They’re efficient, friendly, and nobody beats their chicken sandwiches.In Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the town’s drive-through COVID vaccination system suffered a computer glitch. Quick-thinking Mayor Will Haynie called in the undisputed drive-through champions: Chick-Fil-A.“We asked local Chic Fil A (sic) manager Jerry Walkowiak for help today after a computer glitch backed up things at the drive-through vaccination site. Instead of just giving advice, this video shows what he did,” the mayor wrote.“When you need help, call the pros,” he...
  • Caldara: Move over granny; press, politicians jump vaccine line

    01/27/2021 1:39:25 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Page Two Complete Colorado ^ | 27 Jan 2021 | Jon Caldara
    My parents are in their upper 80s and since the beginning of this pandemic have been wisely isolated in their home, a self-imposed house arrest. That’s close to a year now. Zoom calls with their children and particularly their grandchildren have been a poor substitute for the contact they need. My kids have missed bonding with them, a loss which could ripple through their lives as the years go on. My folks have gone without the greatest joy of their lives, time with family. And the caretakers they need to come to their home have been severely limited. If family...
  • NY-22 Brindisi Tenney race: Oneida County affidavit ballot corrections begin Wednesday 1/27/21

    01/27/2021 1:37:29 PM PST · by 1Old Pro · 10 replies
    WSKG ^ | 1/26/21 | Jillian Forstadt
    Tenney currently leads by 29 votes nearly three months after the November election, but there are about 1,100 ballots on which presiding Oswego County Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte has yet to rule, along with all Oneida County affidavit ballots the Boards of Elections must recanvass after it failed to process 2,400 voter registration applications, resulting in swathes of rejected affidavit ballots.
  • Kerry admits zero emissions in US wouldn’t make difference in climate change

    01/27/2021 1:35:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2021 | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — President Biden’s climate czar, John Kerry, admitted Wednesday that the US reducing its emissions to zero wouldn’t make much of a difference in the global climate change fight — before pushing domestic manufacturing of electric cars and solar panels in favor of energy production. Kerry’s remarks were made ahead of Biden’s signing of a host of executive actions on Wednesday pushing his $2 trillion Green New Deal-inspired climate agenda.
  • 105% increase in shootings, 70% increase in homicides in Minneapolis last year

    01/27/2021 1:27:22 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    Alpha News ^ | January 26, 2021 | Anthony Gockowski
    Minneapolis experienced a 105% increase in shootings between 2019 and 2020, according to an end-of-year report presented to the City Council last week.The city recorded 82 homicides in 2020, a 70% increase over 2019’s 48 homicides. Between 2016 and 2019, Minneapolis had an average homicide rate of 41, the report from the Minneapolis Police Department states.The number of gunshot wound victims jumped from 269 in 2019 to 551 in 2020, a one-year change of 105%. The average number of shootings reported across the previous four years was 283, the MPD said.The only violent crimes that saw a decrease in 2020...
  • Biden Commerce Secretary: Sorry Folks, We're Raising Taxes to Pay for Climate Policies

    01/27/2021 1:24:39 PM PST · by yoe · 56 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 27, 2021 | Katie Pavlich Katie Pavlich
    During her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill this week, Biden Commerce Secretary nominee Gina Raimondo admitted Democrats will have to raise taxes on all Americans, including the middle and lower class, in order to pay for President Biden's "climate" agenda."Let me say this, I as governor am deeply in touch with how much increasing bills affect the average American family. Having said that, we do need to meet the climate change challenge and we need funds for improved infrastructure," Raimondo said. "I would look to balance those interests." Last week Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg told Keystone XL Pipeline workers,...
  • Pollak: Joe Biden Condemns Holocaust ‘Minimizers’ — After Minimizing Holocaust for Two Years

    01/27/2021 1:21:10 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2021 | Joel B Pollak
    President Joe Biden issued a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday in which he warned that “Holocaust deniers and minimizers are growing louder in our public discourse.”