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  • Do Americans Care About Immigration?

    01/25/2023 5:29:42 PM PST · by River Hawk · 36 replies
    Highly Respected ^ | January 25, 2023 | Scott Greer
    America set a new record last month–and it’s nothing to be proud of. Over 250,000 illegals were encountered at the border in December, the highest number ever recorded. It was the 10th month in a row that illegal encounters had exceeded 200,000. And these figures don’t include the ones who got away from Border Patrol. This shocking milestone was hardly noticed, even by conservative media. When the news broke Friday evening, it didn’t make the front page of Fox News, Breitbart, Daily Wire, or the Daily Caller. Conservative Twitter ignored the numbers and the issue was soon forgotten. It certainly...
  • Retired FBI Executive Decries ‘Seismec Shift’ Toward Politics Inside Bureau

    01/17/2023 7:12:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 01/17/2023 | Liza Carlisle
    Those who have been accusing the Biden administration FBI of getting away from law enforcement and into politics have full ammunition with the recent discovery of multiple groups of classified documents found in various residential and office spaces of President Joe Biden. The documents date back to the Obama era White House when Biden was vice president and had no declassification powers and reportedly link to the Hunter and Joe Biden connections to international situations such as in Ukraine.Compared to the FBI raid of the Trump family home in Florida where agents seized documents in a secured storeroom that were...
  • Every Republican Party Chair in the Country Should Follow the New Wisconsin GOP Head's Lead

    01/09/2023 7:21:23 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | December 29, 2023 | Mike Miller
    With the red trickle behind us and the 2024 general election less than two years away, Republican voters will be faced with three options, like it, or not. The option a majority of GOP voters choose will be pivotal in both congressional elections and the election of the next president of the United States, as well. Those options are: Continue to focus on election day only, which historically determined the outcome of all elections. Continue to whine about “massive fraud” and “stolen” elections as the reason your candidate(s) lost. Realize that election day has given way to election season, and...
  • News Blackout New House Sergeant at Arms? (Vanity)

    01/07/2023 8:21:13 AM PST · by CCGuy · 18 replies
    I believe the appointment of the next House Sergeant at Arms (HSAT) is a very important part of the process if we are ever to have a chance to get to the bottom of what really happened on January 6th, 2021, at the Capitol Building. After Kevin McCarthy was unfortunately elected speaker and sworn in instead of a better candidate (such as Jim Jordan IMHO), a few officers of the congress were appointed. That was a moment I had been waiting for because as I said I believe the next HSAT could be a vital part of releasing documents/video and...
  • The longest vote for US House Speaker lasted two months

    01/06/2023 2:32:57 AM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 05 Jan 2023 | Brandon Drenon BBC News, Washington
    If you think US House of Representatives' failure to elect a Speaker is moving at a glacial pace after 11 votes over three days, that's only by modern standards. Americans last witnessed a Speaker election like this one a century ago, in 1923, when another Republican rebellion led to nine rounds of voting. But even that might be considered fairly speedy by the standards of lawmakers in 1855. That year, as the 34th Congress kicked off, it took a record two months - and 133 ballots - to elect a Speaker....
  • Shopping for a new church? Your politics may determine which pew fits

    12/25/2022 7:03:51 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 49 replies
    Religion News ^ | December 12, 022 | Bob Smietana
    When Andre Audette first arrived at Notre Dame for grad school, he got a brochure about living in South Bend, Indiana. That brochure included a section on churches and advice on which Catholic parish to attend if you were conservative and which to attend if you were liberal.While Audette ignored the brochure’s advice — choosing a different parish altogether — the link between church shopping and politics stuck with him.“I found that kind of fascinating,” said Audette, now an assistant professor of political science at Monmouth College in Central Illinois. Audette is co-author of a new study on the role...
  • CDC Funding Decisions Based Largely on Politics, Not Science

    12/21/2022 5:28:29 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 21 Dec, 2022 | John R. Lott Jr.
    For the second year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control has been caught ignoring science and letting liberal interest groups set its policies. In 2021, the American Pediatric Academy and the Children’s Hospital Association tracked COVID-19 statistics in children and the data show no relationship between mask mandates and the rate at which children caught the disease. In the face of this evidence – and other data showing that masks harm children’s development, the CDC supported masking students after being pressured by the National Education Association (the nation’s largest teachers’ union). Now comes word that CDC is again...
  • America Prayer Vigil - December 11, 2022 (Prayer) (Early Edition)

    12/10/2022 4:09:12 PM PST · by Faith · 18 replies
    December 11, 2022 | Faith
    Praying daily since 2015: AMERICA Prayer Vigil … And this is the confidence we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His Will, He hears us.—1 John 5:14 Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer]...
  • The Shia Crescent & War with the Kurds Pt2 w/ Matt Bracken

    12/07/2022 4:52:48 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 5 Dec, 2022 | George McMillan and Matt Bracken
    Part 2 of the discussion of current events in the middle east and how it fits with long-term goals of various countries, ethnic groups and religious factions. Too many topics covered to easily summarize. The video is 1 hour long and went by very quickly when I watched it last night.
  • Newt Gingrich warns GOP: Biden's winning

    12/03/2022 3:39:53 AM PST · by guinness4strength · 79 replies
    Axios ^ | 12-2-22 | Mike Allen
    President Biden "has carefully and cautiously waged war in Ukraine with no American troops." He just "had one of the best first term off-year elections in history." Nancy Pelosi? Ron Klain? Jill Biden? No. That was Newt Gingrich — leader of the Republican revolution of 1994, which swept him in as speaker of the House. "Quit Underestimating President Biden," Gingrich wrote in a column this week. "[C]onservatives' hostility to the Biden administration ... tends to blind us to just how effective Biden has been on his terms." Why it matters: Gingrich has a point. If you look at Biden's legislative...
  • Manchin’s side deal on brink as GOP seeks his 2024 ouster

    11/27/2022 8:03:11 AM PST · by devane617 · 47 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/27/2022
    Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) side deal with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to enact permitting reform before the end of the year is on life support as Republicans look to deprive the lawmaker of a major victory that could aid his potential 2024 reelection. Manchin is in discussions with GOP colleagues about striking a deal on permitting reform in the lame-duck session, but Republicans say it faces an uphill path as they view his West Virginia Senate seat as a top pickup opportunity in the next election. “It’s a heavy lift but we’re still exchanging ideas,” said Sen. Shelley...
  • Kevin McCarthy could face a floor fight for speaker. That hasn’t happened in a century.

    11/26/2022 10:38:43 PM PST · by blueplum · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 26 Nov 2022 | Kyle Stewart and Scott Wong
    The last time a vote for speaker went to multiple ballots on the House floor was in 1923. The longest was 133 ballots over two months.... ...In this game of chicken, if the conservatives don’t blink and McCarthy refuses to back down, it could result in a chaotic floor fight with House members taking multiple votes for speaker — something that has not happened in a century. Here are other examples throughout history where the speaker's gavel didn't come easy....
  • Democrats can’t complain about the retribution Kevin McCarthy is threatening

    11/26/2022 5:52:16 AM PST · by devane617 · 20 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 11/26/2022
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, likely the chamber’s next speaker, is holding firm to his pledge to strip three liberal Democrats of their committee assignments when the new Congress is seated next year. That’s not sitting well with Democrats, as they are about to enter the House minority for the first time in four years. One of the lawmakers McCarthy singled out said it was part of a broader Republican campaign of “fear, xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism,” while another said the GOP leader was appealing to the “lowest common denominator” and “if that lowest common denominator wants to remove people...
  • Taylor Swift Ticketing Mess Could Drive Political Engagement

    11/22/2022 9:19:07 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    Billboard ^ | November 22, 2022
    Some of Taylor Swift’s fans want you to know three things: They’re not still 16, they have careers and resources and, right now, they’re angry. That’s a powerful political motivator, researchers say. Look what Ticketmaster made them do. It started Nov. 15, when millions crowded a presale for Swift’s long-awaited Eras Tour, resulting in crashes, prolonged waits and frantic purchases. By Thursday, Ticketmaster had canceled the general sale, citing insufficient remaining tickets and inciting a firestorm of outrage from fans. Swift herself said the ordeal “really pisses me off.” Ticketmaster apologized but the bad blood had already been sowed. And...
  • Bill Barr: Trump Will Burn Down the GOP. Time for New Leadership.

    11/21/2022 1:03:23 PM PST · by Grandpa Drudge · 188 replies
    Common Sense ^ | 11/21/2022 | William P. Barr
    The Republican Party has a historic opportunity to revive the old Reagan coalition. The person standing in the way is the 45th president, writes the former attorney general.During the Republican primaries in 2016, I supported, in succession, every alternative to Donald Trump. I did not see him as our party’s standard-bearer. He was not my idea of a president. I could see that he was grossly self-centered, lacked self-control, and almost always took his natural pugnacity too far. While he could be compelling, I found myself cringing at his frequently juvenile, bombastic, and petulant style.I also saw Trump’s strengths. I...
  • Ivanka: I'm out -- for good: "I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family. I do not plan to be involved in politics,”

    11/16/2022 9:49:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2022 | Ed Morrissey
    Yowza. At one time, Team Trump pushed the idea that Ivanka Trump could become the next generation of a political dynasty. She served a critical role in her father’s term as both a key advisor and to some extent a calm and moderating PR presence in a chaotic White House.Instead of following through on those efforts, the former First Daughter has abdicated her place in the succession, refusing to participate in the Donald Trump Restoration effort:Former first daughter Ivanka Trump said late Tuesday that she would play no part in her father’s 2024 presidential campaign, one day after The Post...
  • Rudy Giuliani not facing charges for activities in Ukraine

    11/14/2022 7:50:39 PM PST · by thegagline · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/14/2022 | Staff
    Federal prosecutors are not filing any charges against Rudy Giuliani following an investigation into his activities in Ukraine. A federal attorney in New York opened an investigation into the former mayor in 2019 for possibly violating foreign lobbying laws. Giuliani was alleged to have been involved in having Marie Yovanovitch removed from her role as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. He was also believed to have pushed Ukrainian officials to investigate Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden who was former President Donald Trump's chief political opponent in 2020. Federal foreign lobbying laws require a person lobbying for a foreign government...
  • Peter Thiel, Leader of the Rebel Alliance

    11/14/2022 7:13:27 PM PST · by jroehl · 10 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | Nov 9, 2022 | Hoover Institution
    If any of you didn't get a chance to see this.
  • A ‘missionary to Christian nationalists,’ Phoenix pastor urges conversion, not confrontation

    11/12/2022 8:49:02 PM PST · by Saije · 19 replies
    Religion News ^ | 11-11-2022 | Bob Smietana
    (RNS) — Phoenix pastor Caleb Campbell has a theory about the growing number of Americans who are labeled as Christian nationalists. Most would rather go to Cracker Barrel than storm the Capitol. Many see themselves as good Christians who love their country. But somewhere along the way, they began to think being a good American and being a Christian were one and the same. “Their whole life has been the intermingling of their American civil religion and their Christian religion,” said Campbell, pastor of Desert Springs Bible Church and a self-described missionary to Christian nationalists. To help his fellow Christians...
  • Untangling the politics of hair

    11/12/2022 1:11:08 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    From the natural afros of the black civil-rights activists such as Angela Davis, to Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh who was sentenced to 38 years in prison for going hijab-free in public—Vogue explores the undefiable power of protest hair.