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  • Donald Trump Blasts Evangelicals for ‘Disloyalty’ Over Lack of 2024 Support

    01/17/2023 2:03:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 191 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2023 | Mark Moore
    Former President Donald Trump lashed out at evangelicals for not supporting his latest presidential campaign, saying it was a “sign of disloyalty” after he appointed three conservative Supreme Court justices and made their long-held dream of overturning Roe v. Wade possible. Trump, 76, told Real America’s Voice’s “The Water Cooler” Monday that the religious bloc of voters who were key to his 2016 victory have not yet come out to back his 2024 White House bid. “That’s a sign of disloyalty,” Trump told host David Brody. “There’s great disloyalty in the world of politics, and that’s a sign of disloyalty.”
  • Electric car batteries could be key to boosting energy storage: study

    01/17/2023 1:06:10 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-17-2023 | AFP
    Electric car batteries could be used to boost power storage in the future, injecting electricity into the grid during times of scarcity or storing electricity during periods of excess, a new study found Tuesday. Renewable energy is essential for the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius, but the need to scale up quickly and the intermittency of wind and solar have raised concerns about meeting electricity demand. One way to help solve this problem is boosting the storage capacity of electricity grids, so that even when there is no sun or wind energy...
  • GOP action on mail ballot timelines angers military families

    01/15/2023 6:28:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 15, 2023 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH and GARY FIELDS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s restrictive new election law significantly shortens the window for mailed ballots to be received — despite no evidence that the extended timeline has led to fraud or any other problems — and that change is angering active-duty members of the military and their families because of its potential to disenfranchise them. The pace of ballot counting after Election Day has become a target of conservatives egged on by former President Donald Trump. He has promoted a false narrative since losing the 2020 election that fluctuating results as late-arriving mail-in ballots are tallied is a sign...
  • We Elected Biden to Be Better Than This

    01/14/2023 7:36:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 143 replies
    TIME ^ | January 14, 2023 | BY MONA CHAREN
    In 2020, America elected Joe Biden to be not-Trump—a role for which he seemed well-suited. In 2016, the country voted for burn-it-all-down upheaval. Trump was the tribune of those who felt betrayed and misled and mistreated. Four chaotic years later, alarmed voters fled into the arms of an aging former vice-president and senator—a man they had twice rejected as a presidential contender—who seemed the personification of the steady hand. No one expected Biden to be transformational or extraordinary, but we did need him to be the anti-Trump in the most important ways. We needed him to be sober and responsible,...
  • Why Pence and Pompeo should drop out before dropping into the 2024 presidential race

    01/05/2023 7:54:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/05/2023 | Myra Adams
    The calendar says 2023, but politically, it’s 2024. Therefore, at the beginning of this volatile two-year presidential campaign cycle, expect at least half of the predictions and prognostications to be inoperative by January 2024. (But we don’t know which half!)My speculation about a small fraction of the half likely to be valid a year from now concerns two names on The Hill’s recent report, “GOP Rankings: The Republicans most likely to be the party’s 2024 presidential nominee.” Ranked fifth was former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who leads former Vice President Mike Pence, in seventh place.These distinguished “formers” from President...
  • The Hill predicts DeSantis will beat Trump for nomination

    01/01/2023 2:02:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 154 replies
    Just the News ^ | Updated: January 1, 2023 - 9:17am | Madeleine Hubbard
    The Hill predicted Sunday that Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis will secure the 2024 GOP presidential nomination with former President Donald Trump as the runner-up contender.DeSantis was picked as the top candidate for his double-digit reelection during the midterms and what The Hill calls "his embrace of culture war issues and his opposition to COVID-19–related lockdowns." Explaining why Trump was ranked as the second most likely 2024 nominee, the outlet said: "Trump would have been the runaway favorite had these rankings been drawn up the day before the midterm elections. Since then, virtually everything the president has touched has turned...
  • ‘And all through the House…’ — What History will make of the Jan. 6 Republicans

    12/25/2022 8:29:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    The hill ^ | 12/25/2022 | ALBERT HUNT, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    The Jan. 6 committee takes its place alongside the Watergate panel, the Truman committee and a few other congressional investigations that leave a profound historical mark. While unique, it’s a case study in how to conduct a serious investigation. The careful, exhaustive and private preparation of interviews and gathering evidence set the stage for the compelling public hearings — which left no doubt that the President of the United States attempted a coup to remain in power and sabotage democracy. The panel, led by Democratic chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Republican Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), showed that the Jan. 6 deadly...
  • 28K Trump supporters were armed for battle on Jan. 6, panel report says (Barfamundo)

    12/23/2022 1:56:17 PM PST · by Dahoser · 154 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23, 2022 | Steven Nelson
    At least 28,000 supporters of President Donald Trump flocked to the nation’s capital on Jan. 6, 2021 — many of them carrying weaponry ranging from firearms to brass knuckles to screwdrivers, the House select committee investigating the events of that day revealed in its final report. The 814-page document, released late Thursday, draws the previously unreported crowd figure from data from Secret Service magnetometers stationed at Trump’s pre-riot speech on the Ellipse near the White House — though hundreds of the most hardcore rioters skipped the rally and went directly to the Capitol. The committee of seven Democrats and two...
  • Trump Audit Shows Depths of IRS Funding Woes

    12/23/2022 8:45:35 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 12/22/2022 | Alan Rappeport
    WASHINGTON — Before Donald Trump became president and after, his exceedingly complex and voluminous tax returns came under regular scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. The number of agents assigned to the audit team: one. After Trump left office, the IRS said it was beefing up the audit team, to three. The tax agency itself acknowledged that it was still overwhelmed by the complexity of Trump’s finances and the resistance mounted by the former president and his sophisticated army of accountants and lawyers, which included a former IRS chief counsel and raised questions early last year about why even three...
  • Fox News’ ‘The Five’ topples ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to become new cable news ratings leader

    12/20/2022 12:04:25 PM PST · by marcusmaximus · 74 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/19/2022 | STEPHEN BATTAGLIO
    There is a new cable news ratings champion. Nielsen data for 2022 rank the Fox News round table program “The Five” as the most watched show in cable news with an average of 3.5 million viewers. The figure tops “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which averaged 3.3 million viewers for the year. The figure for the Fox News prime-time show is up 3% over 2021 when it was the most watched program for the year. But “The Five” grew more, up 17% over 2021. The program, which airs live at 5 p.m. Eastern and 2 p.m. Pacific, is also the first cable...
  • A Massive Republican Gathering is Latest Warning Sign for Trump

    12/20/2022 8:52:47 AM PST · by Drew68 · 97 replies
    Newsweek (via MSN) ^ | 12/19/2022 | Katherine Fung
    The nation's largest annual conference for Millennial and Gen-Z conservatives, AmericaFest, drew tens of thousands of attendees who seem divided on who should win the 2024 nomination—a troubling sign for the former president. As Trump acolytes, like his eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, sang praises for Trump's 2024 campaign, many event speakers avoided endorsing the former president and interviews with attendees revealed that many aren't prepared to commit to another Trump term just yet. The four-day event in Phoenix, Arizona, is a glaring red flag for Trump's campaign. It signals there may not be...
  • ‘Entire nation knows who is responsible’ Sen. McConnell takes aim at Trump for Jan. 6

    12/19/2022 9:40:31 PM PST · by RandFan · 96 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 20 | By Victor Nava
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took aim at former President Donald Trump when asked about his reaction to the House Jan. 6 panel’s criminal referral of the former president to the Justice Department on Monday. “The entire nation knows who is responsible for that day. Beyond that, I don’t have any immediate observations,” McConnell told reporters when asked about the House select committee’s findings. The committee, led by Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), recommended to the DOJ that Trump, 76, be charged with inciting or assisting an insurrection, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to make...
  • Why Are the Democrats Working so Feverishly to Deny Trump the 2024 GOP Nomination, When They Should Be Praying He Wins It?

    12/17/2022 6:01:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/17/2022 | Mike Miller
    I ask the question in my headline in earnest.Here’s a relative axiom, attributed in various forms to various historical figures: Never interfere with an enemy while he’s in the process of destroying himself. So, yeah — what are the Democrats thinking? They should count their lucky stars if Donald Trump wins the 2024 Republican Party presidential nomination.With multiple polls showing Republican support for a 2024 Trump run collapsing, the former president beleaguered by key midterm losses by candidates he strongly backed, courtroom setbacks, and mindblowing unforced errors — blameable only on Trump — the Democrat Party would be wise to...
  • Trump's shameless money grab: Donald's anticipated 'MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT' turns out to be sweepstake for his $99 Superman baseball cards - as his popularity craters just weeks after announcing 2024 run

    12/15/2022 12:18:34 PM PST · by thegagline · 98 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/2022 | Morgan Phillips, Geoff Earle
    Donald Trump left his supporters on the edge of their seats when he touted a 'major announcement' just weeks after he revealed his run for president again in 2024. Speculation swirled that it could be the announcement of a rally after a pause since the midterms or a move that could upend the Republican primaries. Despite the anticipation, it turned out to be a line of his own digital trading cards, costing $99 each and featuring him in various poses - including Superman and as a cowboy with a hunting rifle. 'They will be gone, I believe, very quickly!' Trump...
  • DeSantis holds 14-point lead over Trump in hypothetical match-up: poll

    12/15/2022 9:35:16 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 14, 2024 | JARED GANS
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) leads former President Trump by 14 points in a hypothetical 2024 GOP primary match-up, according to a new poll. The Wall Street Journal survey released on Wednesday found that DeSantis leads Trump among likely Republican voters, 52 percent to 38 percent. DeSantis also has an advantage in his approval rating, with 84 percent of Republicans surveyed having a favorable view of him. By comparison, 71 percent said they have a favorable view of Trump. DeSantis’s name recognition also appears strong, as only about 10 percent of likely GOP primary voters said they did not know...
  • Can red states overcome their hatred of California and embrace electric cars?

    12/12/2022 6:49:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 164 replies
    The Los Angeles Times via MSN ^ | December 12, 2022 | by Noah Bierman
    This industrial city an hour north of Indianapolis isn't as famous as Detroit, but it has become an unlikely battleground in the war over electric cars. Almost everyone you meet here either works in a factory, is retired from one or has a relative in a plant that makes parts for gasoline-powered cars — which have ruled Kokomo for nearly 130 years. Yet change is coming. Bulldozers are clearing Kokomo’s cornfields to build a $2.5-billion government-subsidized electric vehicle battery factory, with the aim of retaining jobs tied to auto production at a time California is leading the nation in phasing...
  • Hatred of transgender people isn’t welcome in Sacramento. Neither is Dave Chappelle

    12/10/2022 11:07:03 PM PST · by NeverCheney · 59 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10 Dec 2022 | BY HANNAH HOLZER
    Transgender Americans face rising hatred and violence in a year that has seen 35 of them murdered. Last month, a gunman entered an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado and started firing, killing five and injuring 19. In that context, the last thing that should be happening in Sacramento is for a notorious transphobe to have a platform at one of the city’s most prominent venues. Yet that’s exactly what’s happening. On Monday, the Golden 1 Center will feature comedian Dave Chappelle, giving a powerful platform to a transphobe who has purposefully misgendered transgender people and publicly sided with the famously transphobic...
  • The DeSantis secret weapon that Democrats — and Trump — should fear

    12/10/2022 11:15:28 PM PST · by zeestephen · 35 replies
    The Hill (via MSN.com) ^ | 10 December 2022 | Douglas MacKinnon
    In the 14 months since joining DeSantis's staff, [Christina Pushaw] has transformed the typically button-down role of gubernatorial press secretary into something like a running public brawl — with Twitter as her blunt-force weapon.
  • What families lost when the US lost universal free school meals

    12/10/2022 1:43:05 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    The hill ^ | 12/10/2022 | LUIS GUARDIA AND ANNA KING
    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, federal policymakers acted quickly and decisively to make school meals available to all children at no charge. This policy remained in effect for two and a half years. It was a game-changer. Across the country, school nutrition staff reported numerous benefits in the Food Research & Action Center’s (FRAC) Large School District Report, including removing the stigma from program participation and eliminating school meal debt to the benefit of both families and school districts. The policy also helped address household food insecurity, which rose significantly due to COVID-19 and allowed an additional...
  • Biden approval rating ticks up after midterms: CNN

    12/09/2022 8:10:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/09/2022 | CHLOE FOLMAR
    President Biden’s approval rating has ticked up following the 2022 midterm elections, but remains lower than it was at this time last year. CNN’s December survey found 46 percent said they approve of the job Biden is doing as president, up from 41 percent in late October. Last year, 49 percent of those surveyed said they approved of the president’s job performance, but his rating has been steadily below that number since December 2021. Respondents rated Biden lower on economic issues than overall job performance, with 36 percent expressing approval for the president’s leadership of the economy. Thirty-three percent of...