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  • Johnson’s Trump trip unsettles some Republicans: ‘Tell me this isn’t so’

    05/18/2024 6:15:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/2023 | MYCHAEL SCHNELL, MIKE LILLIS
    Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-La.) decision to appear this week at former President Trump’s hush money trial in Manhattan is sparking new blowback from some House Republicans, who are questioning why he would inject himself so prominently in a case involving an alleged affair with a porn star. These Republicans, who requested to speak anonymously to discuss the sensitive topic, are accusing Johnson — a devout Southern Baptist who built a career around the fight for Christian values and moral conservatism — of undermining the party’s family values image simply to ingratiate himself with Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.
  • Trump Supporters Gather in the Bronx Ahead of Trump Visit

    05/18/2024 6:09:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    Supporters of former President Donald Trump gathered together in the Bronx on Saturday to show their support for the former president ahead of his upcoming visit to the city. Trump’s campaign announced on Friday that the former president would be holding an event at Crotona Park in the South Bronx on May 23. In one video posted to X, Trump supporters could be seen walking through the streets holding a banner with the words, “The South Bronx for Donald Trump” as the people chanted, “Trump, Trump, Trump.
  • NYC yet to launch promised school safety tip line as weapons seizures, attacks soar

    05/18/2024 1:55:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/18/2024 | Jon Levine and Matthew Sedacca
    The city is keeping students’ safety on hold. The Adams administration has yet to publicly launch a school safety hotline promised at the start of the academic year, The Post has learned. City officials previously said the tip line was slated to debut last fall, but no official launch announcement or updates had been made since an October City Council hearing.
  • Raskin calls Greene House Oversight brawl ‘a failure of leadership’

    05/18/2024 11:00:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/2024 | Tara Suter
    House Oversight and Accountability Committee Ranking Member Jamie Raskin (R-Md.) called the recent verbal battle in his committee sparked by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) words “a failure of leadership.” “So, this was a failure of leadership,” Raskin said on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” Friday. “When the chairman of the committee declined simply to rule her words out of order, and to have them taken down, as [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)] immediately moved to do, when he refused to do that, at that point, it unleashed the chaos in the committee.”
  • Maher: Biden Would Have Avoided Debates if He Was Winning, Trump Wouldn’t Avoid Them

    05/18/2024 10:56:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher reacted to President Joe Biden and 2024 Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump agreeing to two presidential debates by stating that the agreement to have the debates shows that Biden “knows he’s losing, because else he wouldn’t have agreed” to debate because “Only the loser wants to debate.” Maher also stated that Trump would want to debate regardless of how he was doing in the polls because “Trump always wants a crowd.”
  • NYC shoplifting soars with over 21K complaints lodged so far this year — causing CVS, Walgreens to close up shops

    05/18/2024 9:07:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/18/2024 | Lauren Ellie's Schram & Tina Moore
    New York City is losing drugstores as retail theft continues to surge. Gotham has logged 21,578 shoplifting complaints this year through May 12, up 5% from the 20,552 thefts during the same period last year. Manhattan has seen 8,896 incidents of retail theft alone. Crime is so rampant, national chains like Target, CVS and Walgreens are closing locations and tempering expansion plans. Target announced at the end of last year the closure of nine stores across four states, including one in Harlem, due to theft.
  • Biden Rejects More Trump Debates: ‘No More Games’

    05/17/2024 5:41:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2024 | Wendell Husebo
    President Joe Biden on Friday rejected participation in more debates, which former President Donald Trump said Biden agreed to attend. NBC News and Telemundo would have hosted the first presidential event, NBC News confirmed, while Fox News at Virginia State University would have hosted a vice presidential debate at a historically black college. Trump announced the now-defunct agreement Friday. “I have accepted a fourth Presidential Debate against Crooked Joe Biden, this time with NBC & Telemundo,” Trump said: It is important as Republicans that we WIN with our Great Hispanic Community, who Biden has devastated with Crippling Inflation, High Gas...
  • Blumenthal: Dems Need to ‘Put the Supreme Court on the Ballot,’ Blame GOP for Justices with No Decency

    05/17/2024 5:29:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2024 | Pam Key
    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that Democrats need to make the Supreme Court an election issue. Blumenthal said, “What I think we need to do now is put the Supreme Court on the ballot, say that membership on the Supreme Court is going to be a lasting impact of this election, and that the choices as to who will replace the current justices likely will be made by the next president. The choices we make in this election will determine whether or not the Supreme Court really reflects America. As to its plummeting support in the...
  • Pope Francis: Conservatives Have a ‘Suicidal Attitude’

    05/17/2024 9:58:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2024 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    ROME — Pope Francis told CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell that conservatives are willfully blind and manifest a “suicidal attitude” in their narrowmindedness. In an interview set to air Sunday on 60 Minutes, the pope asserts that a conservative “is someone who clings to something and does not want to see beyond that. It is a suicidal attitude.” “One thing is to take tradition into account and consider situations from the past but quite another is to be closed up inside a dogmatic box,” he adds. The Pope addresses his conservative critics in the church. “Conservative is one who clings to...
  • No, left-leaning bully Andrew Cuomo hasn’t suddenly changed his spots

    05/17/2024 7:58:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/17/2024 | Karol Markowicz
    Just what is former Gov. Andrew Cuomo up to these days? It sure seems like he’s gearing up for another run — but under which political party? The first clue is his bid at massive COVID revisionism. In a recent interview, Cuomo claimed he hadn’t forced anyone to close their business or wear a mask, and in fact had no power to do so. Indeed, to hear Cuomo tell it, people all did it voluntarily. Please. For those of us who lived through Cuomo’s New York in 2020 and haven’t somehow had our memories erased, the truth was quite different.
  • Kamala Harris Jokes About Returning to California to Run for Governor

    05/17/2024 7:39:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Vice President Kamala Harris has joked about returning to California to run for governor in 2026 when incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) ends his second and final term. Politico reported on Thursday, in an overview of potential gubernatorial candidates, that the former California Attorney General and U.S. Senator could make a run: Vice President Kamala Harris has joked to friends that she may return to California to run for governor if Democrats lose the White House this fall, taking a page from Richard Nixon, two people familiar with her remarks said.
  • ‘The Cavalry Has Arrived’: Army of Lawmakers Accompany Trump to Court in Show of Support

    05/16/2024 2:21:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2024 | KRISTINA WONG
    Almost a dozen Republican lawmakers trekked up to New York City on Thursday to support former President Donald Trump as he faces charges of falsifying business records years ago, brought by a Democrat district attorney in the midst of the 2024 presidential election. The lawmakers included Reps. Andy Biggs (AZ), Lauren Boebert (CO), Michael Cloud (TX), Eli Crane (AZ), Matt Gaetz (FL), Bob Good (VA), Diana Harshbarger (TN), Anna Paulina Luna (FL), Ralph Norman (SC), Andy Ogles (TN), and Mike Waltz (FL). — Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) May 16, 2024 “The cavalry has arrived to the courthouse,” a Gaetz aide...
  • Panel Passes Resolution to Hold Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress

    05/16/2024 1:19:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2024 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    The House Judiciary Committee passed a resolution on Thursday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for failing to disclose audio recordings of President Joe Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur. The full House must approve the resolution, which is largely symbolic, to officially hold Garland in contempt. Republicans maintain a narrow majority in the House to pass the resolution. Garland would follow Eric Holder, Obama’s attorney general, and Bill Bar, Trump’s attorney general, to be held in contempt if the House passes the resolution. Garland defied a final warning in April to comply with a...
  • Gaza ‘Floating Pier’ Completed by U.S., Connected to Shore by Israel

    05/16/2024 11:46:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2024 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The “floating pier” built by the U.S. Navy off the coast of Gaza was completed on Thursday, and connected to the shore by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops. President Joe Biden announced the port project in his State of the Union address in March to augment land routes to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. He promised that there would be no American “boots on the ground”; the U.S. is relying on the IDF to provide onshore security for the port. Today at approximately 7:40 a.m. (Gaza time) United States Central Command personnel supporting the humanitarian mission to deliver additional humanitarian...
  • Jimmy Carter ‘enjoying peanut butter ice cream’ in hospice care, ally says

    05/16/2024 10:53:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/16/2024 | Ryan King
    Former President Jimmy Carter hasn’t seen any “significant change” in his health, despite his grandson warning again this week that the 99-year-old’s life was “coming to the end,” according to the director of the former commander in chief’s namesake nonprofit organization. Carter remains “at home, enjoying peanut butter ice cream and getting the food he wants any time he wants it,” Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Politically Georgia podcast Wednesday. “It’s 15 months of hospice at this point, and he is fully retired,” Alexander explained. “There really hasn’t been a significant change. I mean, he will...
  • Dow passes 40,000 for first time

    05/16/2024 9:31:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/16/2024 | SYLVAN LANE
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average eclipsed 40,000 points for the first time in its history Thursday as Wall Street cheered slowing inflation and potential for lower interest rates. The iconic stock index was up roughly 111 points shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, reaching about 40,020 points. The Dow was created in 1895 and includes the 30 most prominent U.S. companies as determined by S&P Dow Jones Indicies. The Dow is up 6 percent since the start of 2024 as investors eagerly await Federal Reserve rate cuts, which could add more fuel to the stock market. While the Fed has held...
  • NYC public school system got billions more in funding since 2020 despite shrinking enrollment: analysis

    05/16/2024 8:16:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/16/2024 | Aneeta Bhole and Carl Campanile
    New York City’s public school system has received billions of dollars in additional funding since 2020 — despite enrollment cratering by nearly 100,000 students during that time, an analysis released Wednesday reveals. Per-student spending at K-12 Department of Education schools is expected to hit $39,304 in the upcoming fiscal year 2025 budget — a massive 26.3% increase, equating to $8,185 more per student since 2020, the “Did You Know” study by the Citizens Budget Commission found. Mayor Eric Adams proposed a 10.2% increase or $2.1 billion more in city taxpayer funding for the Big Apple public school system — which...
  • Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz looks to Anne Frank for inspiration, views himself as ‘father figure’ to other inmates

    05/16/2024 7:11:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/16/2024 | Steven Vago
    A demonic dog inspired him to kill, but now he’s driven by a diary. Son of Sam serial killer David Berkowitz compared his decades behind bars to Anne Frank’s “inspirational” writings — days before the self-proclaimed “father figure” is set to face the parole board. “My favorite book is the Holy Bible. But the most inspirational book for me throughout my years of incarceration is ‘Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,’” Berkowitz told The Post this week. “Young Anne wrote her diary while in captivity. She shared her heart within its pages,” the 70-year-old wrote from the maximum-security...
  • Karl Rove: Biden’s Numbers Are So ‘Bad,’ He Had to Debate

    05/15/2024 6:11:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/15/2024 | Pam Key
    Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove said Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America Reports” that President Joe Biden had to agree to debate former President Donald Trump because his numbers were “bad.” Rove said, “Not surprised there will be debates but I am surprised that Vice President Biden woke up to the fact that he was looking like he was trying to avoid debates. If there had not been debates whoever the American public held responsible for the absence of debates would suffer in the polls. He is finding his numbers bad enough already and probably decided I better...
  • Romney on Trump: He Won’t Have a ‘Cheering Crowd’ at the Debate

    05/15/2024 5:50:30 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/15/2024 | Pam Key
    Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Chris Jansing Reports” that former President Donald Trump can’t rely on cheering crowds at the upcoming presidential debate with President Joe Biden. Host Stephanie Ruhle said, “There’s talk today about a presidential debate maybe as early as June. I know debates were important to you. They certainly got you a lot of momentum in 2012. Do you think they matter today? In many ways we know a lot about the two people running. do you think it will impact votes, maybe even your vote? ”