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  • Kerry: US joining no-coal, clean power pledge

    12/03/2023 5:59:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 91 replies
    Boston herald ^ | 12/03/2023 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United States committed to the idea of phasing out coal power plants, joining 56 other nations in kicking the coal habit that’s a huge factor in global warming. U.S. Special Envoy John Kerry announced over the weekend that America was joining the Powering Past Coal Alliance, which means the Biden Administration commits to building no new coal plants and phasing out existing plants. No date was given for when the existing plants would have to go, but other Biden regulatory actions and international commitments already in the works had meant no coal by 2035.
  • Report: Netanyahu pledged not to target Hamas leaders in Qatar

    11/25/2023 11:43:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/11/23
    The hostage deal which has seen the release of 26 Israeli hostages from Gaza so far includes a commitment by the Israeli government not to target the senior leadership of the Hamas terrorist organization in Qatar, the French newspaper Le Figaro reported. According to the newspaper, Qatar received from Israel as part of the outline for the release of the hostages from Gaza a promise according to which the Mossad would not carry out assassinations of senior Hamas members on Qatari soil. It was also reported that the Qataris set conditions on their role as mediators between Israel and Hamas....
  • Florida GOP scraps planned loyalty oath in win for Trump over DeSantis in their shared home state

    09/15/2023 7:57:24 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 10 replies
    cnn ^ | Sept 15, 2023 | Steven Contorno, Kit Maher
    The Republican Party of Florida on Friday night scrapped plans to require presidential candidates to sign a loyalty oath, siding with former President Donald Trump over Gov. Ron DeSantis in a proxy war that tested the strength of the two rivals’ support in their home state. The party had quietly agreed in May to institute a pledge, mandating candidates promise to endorse the GOP nominee in order to make next year’s primary ballot The vote by the state GOP’s executive committee took place during the organization’s quarterly meeting in Orlando (over successes) Instead, the meeting exposed deepening divisions in the...
  • Trump: I Won’t Sign RNC Pledge to Endorse GOP Nominee — ‘Three or Four People That I Wouldn’t Support’

    08/10/2023 3:29:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Aug 2023 | Pam Key
    Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday on Newsmax TV’s “The Balance” that he would not sign the Republican National Committee’s pledge to support the GOP nominee to attend the first primary debate on August 23 on Fox News.Trump said, “I’ve already decided and I’ll be announcing something next week.”Host Eric Bolling said, “Fox senior executives came and had dinner with you and pitched you. Did they move the needle?”Trump said, “Well they were very nice. Look, they were very nice.”Bolling said, “The only reason I say this, I put a poll up on Twitter. At least two-thirds of the people...
  • BREAKING: Trump Announces He Will Not Sign GOP’s 2024 Nominee Support Pledge: “I Can Name Three or Four People that I Wouldn’t Support for President” (VIDEO)

    08/09/2023 8:04:57 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 137 replies
    President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will not sign the party’s loyalty pledge for the 2024 elections. This pledge, which promises support for the eventual Republican presidential nominee, is a requirement set by the party’s leadership for candidates who wish to participate in the high-stakes primary debate slated for August 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel emphasized that signing this pledge is mandatory for candidates wishing to participate in the GOP’s first primary debate. Earlier this year, McDaniel said President Trump would sign the pledge: “I think they all want to be on the debate stage....
  • Donald Trump Renews Pledge to Purge Administrative State Employees if Reelected

    07/17/2023 11:23:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07.17.2023 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    If former President Donald Trump wins reelection in 2024, he will work to deconstruct the administrative state, the apparatus of unelected bureaucrats in federal agencies who write binding rules with, without, or against the law. The administrative state uses its rule-making ability to essentially usurp the separation of powers between the three branches of government by creating a so-called fourth branch of government not created by the Constitution. Nearly 2 million federal government employees in federal agencies make up the administrative state. Trump refers to the administrative state as the “swamp” and the “deep state.” “We will demolish the deep...
  • McDaniel doubles down on need for GOP loyalty pledge: ‘We all have to be united’

    06/22/2023 10:43:20 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2023 | Olafihihan Oshin
    Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna McDaniel doubled down on the need for a GOP loyalty pledge on Thursday, arguing that the party has “to be united” in 2024. “It’s the Republican Party nomination and the pledge is staying,” McDaniel said when pressed by “Fox News Tonight” guest host Kayleigh McEnany. “Anybody who wants to seek the nomination of our party should pledge to support the voters. If you go through this process and you take time on the debate stage and you’re going to be there, the number one pledge should be, beat Biden.” “It’s called the “Beat Biden...
  • Asa Hutchinson: Donald Trump is the target of an ongoing criminal investigation and he should step aside & put the good of the country above his candidacy

    06/07/2023 11:59:39 PM PDT · by RandFan · 172 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 8 | Asa
    @AsaHutchinson The @GOP should clarify that there is no pledge to support a nominee if they are found guilty of espionage or a serious felony. Donald Trump is the target of an ongoing criminal investigation and he should step aside & put the good of the country above his candidacy
  • VIDEO: City Commissioner In Florida Flunks First Day When Asked To Lead The Pledge Of Allegiance

    03/10/2023 5:18:58 PM PST · by Conservativetpa · 18 replies
    The Free Press-Tampa ^ | 3/10/2023 | Mike Jenkins
    A newly-elected city commissioner in Florida couldn’t recall the words to the Pledge of Allegiance and had to be helped by the public to kick off her first commission meeting. Miami City Commissioner Sabina Covo, a Democrat, elected to the commission in a February 27 special election, was asked to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The problem is, she doesn’t know it.
  • Top Miami Democrat Covo Doesn't Know the Pledge of Allegiance

    03/10/2023 9:31:22 AM PST · by CFW · 17 replies
    Floridian Press ^ | 3/10/13 | JAVIER MANJARRES
    Newly-elected Miami-Dade Commissioner Sabine Covo, who Florida Democrats have praised as being not only the future of their political party but as the first win for them in taking back the state, does not know the Pledge of Allegiance. During a March 9 County Commission meeting, Commissioner Covo was asked to recite the Pledge. "Commissioner Covo, could you lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, please," asked someone within the Commission "You don't know it? Ok," responded the same official to Covo, who could not be heard to answer the first question about reciting the Pledge.
  • Pence won't commit to supporting Trump if he's the nominee

    03/01/2023 3:01:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | 3.1.23 | KATHRYN WATSON
    Former Vice President Mike Pence still won't say whether he's running for president next year, and he won't speak ill of his ex-boss, former President Donald Trump. But in an interview with CBS News in Michigan on Wednesday, he also twice declined to commit to supporting Trump if he is the Republican presidential nominee. Instead, Pence said he believes voters in 2024 will choose "wisely again," as they did in 2016. But said he thinks "different times call for different leadership."
  • RNC chair: candidates must sign loyalty pledge if they want to join 2024 debates

    02/28/2023 7:24:35 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 66 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/26/23 | Maya Yang
    The Republican National Committee’s chairperson has said that all GOP primary candidates should sign a pledge promising to support the eventual party nominee if they wish to participate in the presidential debates. Ronna McDaniel, the RNC’s leader since 2017, told CNN in an interview Sunday that even though the debate criteria have not yet been released, the loyalty pledge should nevertheless be a “no-brainer” for the party’s presidential hopefuls. “If you’re going to be on the Republican National Committee debate stage asking voters to support you, you should say, ‘I’m going to support the voters and who they choose as...
  • More than 100 US lawmakers pledge support for affordable housing legislation

    11/29/2022 1:34:55 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/2022 | Adam Barnes
    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has pledged support for an affordable housing bill that could lead to the development of 500,000 starter homes in struggling communities over the next decade. The Neighborhood Homes Investment Act, introduced in both the House and Senate, would offer a tax incentive to developers to minimize their risk when building or rehabilitating existing housing. In some areas of the U.S., the cost of rehabilitating or building a home could exceed the eventual sale price. This bill would fill the “value gap,” up to 35 percent of eligible development costs for new homes. The bill...
  • Kevin McCarthy: Republicans Will Start Every Day of Congress with Prayer and Pledge ‘No Exceptions’

    11/21/2022 9:02:00 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/2022 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Republicans will start every day in the new Congress with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Monday. Republicans will take back the House in the next Congress, as Trump-backed Kevin Kiley’s (R-CA) victory brought the GOP to 218 — the number needed to have a majority in the lower chamber.
  • North Dakota School Board Goes “Woke” Ditching “Non-Inclusive” Pledge Of Allegiance

    08/15/2022 9:51:05 AM PDT · by flconservative2021 · 13 replies
    The Free Press ^ | 8/14/2022 | Liam Edgar
    Apparently embracing “diversity” and “inclusion” doesn’t apply to religious Americans – in North Dakota, of all places. The school board in Fargo, North Dakota, voted 7-2 recently to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of its meetings, according to the website
  • Fargo, North Dakota School Board Cancels Pledge of Allegiance

    08/11/2022 12:33:04 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10Aug | Thies
    The Fargo, North Dakota, school board has voted to cancel saying the Pledge of Allegiance, ruling it does not align with their diversity code. The 7-2 vote came in recission to a previous motion to begin their meetings with the Pledge.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Pledge of Allegiance ~ 23 June 2022

    06/22/2022 6:02:17 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ Pledge of Allegiance~Recognized by Congress (1942) Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Col. George T. Balch The Pledge of Allegiance of the United States is a patriotic recited verse that promises allegiance to the flag of the United States and the republic of the United States of America. The first version, with a text different from the one used at present, was written in 1885 by Captain George Thatcher Balch, a Union Army officer in the Civil War who later...
  • Pledge preceded by ‘land acknowledgement/BLM’ affirmation in Roseville school

    05/17/2022 1:15:03 PM PDT · by ClaytonForester · 11 replies
    Alpha News ^ | May 16, 2022
    The Pledge of Allegiance is preceded by a “land acknowledgement / BLM” statement in at least one Roseville public school. All Minnesota public and charter schools are required by law to lead students in reciting the pledge at least one time each week. While Roseville schools maintain compliance with this policy, at least one elementary school in the district has inserted politically charged language into what is usually a brief moment of patriotism. A photograph taken recently in a Roseville elementary classroom shows that the following affirmation of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) takes place before students turn to the...
  • 47 states have laws requiring students recite Pledge of Allegiance

    04/03/2022 6:02:21 AM PDT · by devane617 · 47 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 04/03/2022
    A Texas teacher agreed to pay a $90,000 settlement this week after he was sued by a student on First Amendment grounds for requiring a class to write out the Pledge of Allegiance. The incident occurred in 2017 when teacher Benjie Arnold asked his class to write out the Pledge of Allegiance or receive a failing grade. The student, Mari Oliver, wrote a squiggly line on the paper, and failed the assignment as a result. Oliver, who is Black, refused to write out the pledge over religious and social justice reasons relating to the treatment of Black Americans in the...
  • Texas woman wins $90,000 settlement from former high school teacher after claiming she was harassed over her refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

    03/30/2022 9:16:03 PM PDT · by algore · 21 replies
    Former Klein Oak High School student Mari Leigh Oliver, 22, won $90K after the Texas school settled a discrimination case before it went to trial The student claimed she was harassed by several teachers in 2017 after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance She said she felt 'we live in a country where there isn’t justice and freedom for all' and took offense to 'under God' and 'liberty and justice for all' Under Texas law, a student does not have to participate in the Pledge as long as a parent has submitted a written request. It is unclear...