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  • CNN Turns on Kamala - Ridicules Her 'Cringeworthy' Border Debacle, Says White House Losing Faith in Her

    06/13/2021 7:30:41 PM PDT · by montag813 · 8 replies
    24News ^ | 06-13-2021 | Samantha Foster
    by Samantha FosterKamala Harris' disastrous week once again avoiding the U.S. border, came to a depressing end on Sunday, when her trip to Guatemala and Mexico - the first foreign visit as vice president - was trashed as a deep disappointment by a CNN panel.Harris, tasked by President Joe Biden with working to stem soaring migration levels, found herself mocked for being unable to answer the obvious question as to when she would visit the U.S.-Mexico border. To her visible irritation, she was asked multiple times when she would go and see for herself - and each time, she stumbled...
  • My Top 10 media lies: Goodwin

    06/13/2021 5:40:04 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-12-21 | Michael Goodwin
    Skip The latest lie to die is the false claim the feds cleared Lafayette Park of protesters last year so then-President Donald Trump could hold a photo op. Skip Take growing acceptance of the idea the COVID-19 pandemic started with a leak from a virology lab in Wuhan, China. ...your own list of Top Ten Media Lies. On mine, the recent cases involving Lafayette Park and the lab-leak theory are Nos. 8 and 9. No. 1 is the oldest and biggest: Trump colluded with Russia to win in 2016 and might be a Russian agent. Skip Remember Lie No. 2,...
  • Former Biden adviser lays out 3 'deadly sins' of Trump administration and COVID-19

    06/13/2021 5:34:18 PM PDT · by RandFan · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/21 12:47 PM EDT | BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    Andy Slavitt, a former senior adviser for the White House coronavirus response team, said on Sunday that the Trump administration committed three "deadly sins" in its handling of the pandemic. Slavitt, during an interview with host John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” criticized former President Trump for denying the existence of the virus and playing into the country's divisions while his aides quashed dissent. Slavitt, who stepped down from his position in the Biden administration last week, said Trump’s power to convince his followers that the virus did not exist or was not as potent as it was made...
  • Skynet Just Went Live!

    06/13/2021 5:12:35 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 3 replies ^ | June 10, 2021 | Bob Braxton
    Bob Braxton discusses how Amazon sidewalk creates a mesh network that tracks your location whether or not you opt-in as long as you live in an area where Alexa or Ring doorbells are in use even if you don't have either device. George Orwell on steroids. FREEPER thoughts?
  • Chile shuts capital Santiago once more as vaccines fail to quell rampant cases

    06/13/2021 5:08:30 PM PDT · by redgolum · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 12, 2021 | By Aislinn Laing and Gabriela Donoso
    SANTIAGO, June 10 (Reuters) - Chilean health authorities announced a blanket lockdown across the capital Santiago on Thursday following some of the worst COVID-19 case numbers since the pandemic began, despite having fully vaccinated more than half its population. The development, which will alarm authorities elsewhere who are debating how fast to reopen as vaccination campaigns gather steam, comes as Chile's confirmed daily caseload surged 17% in the past two weeks nationwide and 25% in the Metropolitan region that includes Santiago and is home to half the country's population. Intensive care beds in the capital region are now at 98%...
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    06/13/2021 5:00:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 21 replies
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  • ‘Going to get in trouble with staff’: Biden lets slip how he’s handled to face press

    06/13/2021 4:13:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | June 13, 2021 | Mark Moore
    ​A slip by President Biden at the G-7 summit Sunday may have revealed just how carefully his staff try to handle the commander in chief when he faces questions from the media. Biden cracked that he’d get “in trouble” with his handlers if he failed to take questions from just the pre-planned list of reporters at his news conference at the end of the three-day world leaders meeting G-7 summit in Britain on Sunday — or if he took one too many. “I’m sorry, I’m going to get in trouble with staff if I don’t do this the right way,”...
  • Collins says infrastructure bill won't have gas tax increase or undo 2017 tax reform bill

    06/13/2021 3:57:16 PM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/21 11:40 AM EDT | BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Sunday said the infrastructure bill announced by a bipartisan group of 10 senators will not include a gas tax increase or undo the 2017 tax reform bill. When asked by host John Dickerson on CBS’s “Face the Nation” how the group plans to pay for the package, Collins, who is part of the bipartisan coalition, silenced rumors of a gas tax increase or rolling back the 2017 tax reform bill, while outlining the group’s strategies for financing the initiatives. Collins said the group, which includes five senators from each party, is considering three “pay fors”:...
  • HEART OF DARKNESS Death of Boko Haram leader could spark bloody ISIS uprising as fanatics spread tentacles further across Africa

    06/13/2021 3:27:36 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 13 replies ^ | Jun 8 2021, | Felix AllenJon Lockett
    THE death of Boko Haram warlord Abubakar Shekau could spark a bloody ISIS uprising in west Africa, experts fear. Shekau is said to have blown himself up as he was hunted down by rival terror group Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap), which is now poised to dominate the region. Iswap claimed they had orders to kill Shekau from ISIS commanders in the Middle East, who were concerned at his indiscriminate killing of Muslims. They raided his forest lair in Nigeria last month, reportedly inflicting heavy casualties with weapons mounted on pickup trucks. Iswap leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi claimed Shekau...
  • California thieves swarm Louis Vuitton store, steal more than $100,000 in handbags, police say

    06/13/2021 3:15:30 PM PDT · by dennisw · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 10 | David Aaro
    A manhunt was underway in California this week for a "coordinated group" of 11 suspected thieves who ran into a Louis Vuitton store and fled with more than $100,000 in handbags, according to authorities. Police said the incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Monday at a shopping center in Palo Alto, about 30 miles south of downtown San Francisco. The group stormed the store, grabbed 36 handbags, and fled the scene, an investigation revealed. "They exited the store quickly, ran through the mall, and fled in five vehicles prior to police arrival," according to Palo Alto police. Witnesses described the suspects...
  • Putin expects Biden summit to restore contacts and establish dialogue

    06/13/2021 3:08:47 PM PDT · by elpadre · 16 replies ^ | June 13, 2021
    MOSCOW, June 13. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin expects the upcoming summit with his US counterpart Joe Biden in Geneva on June 16 to restore personal contacts and establish dialogue on issues of mutual interest, the Russian leader said in an interview with the program, Moscow. Kremlin. Putin, on the Rossiya-1 TV channel. A fragment of Putin’s interview was posted on the website on Sunday. "[It is planned] to restore our personal contacts and relations, establish a direct dialogue and create really functioning mechanisms of interaction in the areas of mutual interest," the Russian president said. The Russia-US summit...
  • Burrito economics: Republican claims about price rises are so much hot air

    06/13/2021 3:00:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 13, 2021 | Robert Reich
    House Republicans are blaming Democrats for the rise in Chipotle burrito prices. You heard me right. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) issued a statement on Wednesday claiming that Chipotle’s recent decision to raise prices on their burritos and other menu products by about 4% was caused by Democrats. “Democrats’ socialist stimulus bill caused a labor shortage and now burrito lovers everywhere are footing the bill,” said an NRCC spokesman, Mike Berg.
  • Putin explains conditions of hacker exchange with US

    06/13/2021 2:48:17 PM PDT · by elpadre · 9 replies ^ | June 13, 2021
    President Vladimir Putin said Russia would be ready to hand over cyber criminals to the United States if Washington did the same for Moscow, Reuters reported. Putin made the comments in an interview ahead of a June 16 summit with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva. Ties between the powers are badly strained over an array of issues. The Russian leader said he expected the Geneva meeting to help establish bilateral dialogue and revive personal contacts, adding that important issues for the two men included strategic stability, Libya and Syria, and the environment. Putin also praised Biden for having shown...
  • Pelosi: Trump Was ‘Humiliating’ – He ‘Was at the Mercy of Putin’

    06/13/2021 2:39:46 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jun 2021 | Pam Key
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” described former President Donald Trump as at the “mercy” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. She called Putin a “thug.” Pelosi said, “In terms of his meeting with Putin, I think that he should meet with him. They should have a line of communication. And issues like cybersecurity and energy, of course, are not necessarily on the table in that meeting but are the reality that we have to deal with. And energy and cybersecurity are probably two items that may come up at that meeting, but that we...
  • Glenn Greenwald calls out another leftist lie

    06/13/2021 2:26:56 PM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 6/13/2021 | Andrea Wilburg
    Exactly five years ago, Omar Mateen entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where he killed 49 people and wounded 53 others. AP now reports that Biden plans to name the nightclub as a national memorial standing for all targeted gay victims of gun violence – which outraged reporter Glenn Greenwald, who believes in facts. We’ve known for years now why Mateen shot up the Pulse nightclub: He was committing a religious jihad. His goal was to shoot up a nightclub – any nightclub – as revenge for American airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. Facts make it clear that he...
  • Labour Party member: “At least Trump was attentive,” says Biden can’t keep up with G7 events or follow note cards

    06/13/2021 2:19:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 10, 2021 | Jack Posobiec
    "At least Trump was attentive" is the general consensus among Labour Party right now. Note cards have proven completely useless. You don't even want to know what Tory leadership is saying.
  • Does Liberal Country Music Industry Even Care About Its Fans?

    06/13/2021 2:14:03 PM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 6/12/2021 | Christian Toto
    Buddy Brown became a country music star on his own terms, but it wasn’t by choice. The singer behind “Rowdy Side” and the viral smash “We Gotta Be Less White” went to Nashville to pursue his music dreams. That’s what the rule book says, and he eagerly followed the blueprint … until the industry held up a “stop” sign. He was too political, the right-leaning Brown tells The Babylon Bee podcast. So he went rogue, building his career without the traditional support structures. Country Music Television doesn’t mind getting political. The long-running channel recently teamed with the “Wear Orange” campaign...
  • Collins: ‘Really Important’ There Is ‘In-Depth Investigation’ of Trump Era DOJ

    06/13/2021 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jun 2021 | PAM KEY
    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that it was “really important” there is an “in-depth investigation” into the Department of Justice’s action under former President Donald Trump. Collins’ declaration comes as Apple reportedly supplied the phone data for several Democratic lawmakers, their aides and some family members. Anchor John Dickerson said, “Let me move on to the question of a New York Times report this week that said that during the Trump administration, the Department of Justice subpoenaed some information from Apple that uncovered the accounts of two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. You’re...
  • FBI raids Hollywood home of NCIS and S.W.A.T. actor who was inside US Capitol during MAGA riot on January 6

    06/13/2021 1:45:22 PM PDT · by algore · 102 replies
    Some 20 armed agents in tactical gear raided LA-area home of Siaka Massaquoi Address also lists another man, Brian Burks, 42, who was briefly detained Raid took place before 6am in North Hollywood on Friday, LA Times reported Massaquoi was photographed near US Capitol during MAGA riot on January 6 Actor who appeared in NCIS: Los Angeles and S.W.A.T. denies any wrongdoing He was also photographed at an anti-vaccine protest near Dodger Stadium that forced authorities to temporarily shut down the site as a precaution. Massaquoi is an ardent supporter of Donald Trump and Republican politics. His social media account...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israeli PM, ends 12-year rule of Jewish state

    06/13/2021 1:30:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 13, 2021 | Mark Moore
    Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest serving Israeli leader, was ousted as prime minister on Sunday after the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, voted to form a new government made up of a coalition of opposition groups pledging to heal caustic divisions caused by Netanyahu’s 12-year rule. Netanyahu had failed to form a government after a March 23 election — the fourth in two years — and could not block the power-sharing agreement between the groups, headed by his former defense minister Naftali Bennett and opposition leader Yair Lapid. Bennett and Lapid will each serve two years as prime minister on a rotating basis.