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 House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said on Sunday that he believes Republicans will have enough votes to formalize the corruption-focused impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Dec 04 11:12

 Leon Panetta, who served as CIA director and defense secretary during the Obama administration, voiced support for a “more aggressive” response to attacks on U.S. forces in the Middle East.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Dec 04 11:11

 Democratic strategist James Carville claimed during an interview late last week that Christian Republicans represented a greater threat to the U.S. than Islamic terrorists.

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Posted on: Dec 04 11:09

 Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said over the weekend that an unprecedented factor in the 2024 Republican presidential primaries means that it is going to be a lot harder to make accurate predictions about what is going to happen when it comes time to vote.

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Posted on: Dec 04 11:09

Joe Biden has a new name: the crypt keeper. As in the person through his economic screw-ups is causing a massive inflow to cryptos.

Anticipation of an eventual US spot Bitcoin ETF – which Bloomberg’s analysts assign a 90% probability of being approved by the SEC in January.

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Posted on: Dec 04 10:44

"Sticker shock" has taken on a whole new meaning when new electric vehicle owners get their first repair bill following a simple fender bender. The Wall Street Journal reports that a San Francisco resident got in a minor accident with his electric truck. He thought that repairs would be "a couple-thousand-dollar bill from the repair shop and to be without his truck for a couple of weeks."

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Posted on: Dec 04 09:54

 National Security Council Coordinator For Strategic Communications John Kirby said on Sunday that despite criticism Israel has taken over how it has conducted its war against Hamas, the country does significantly more than most countries to prevent the loss of civilian life.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Dec 04 09:44

 Former mobster Salvatore “Sammy The Bull” Gravano called the latest allegations against President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden “mind-blowing,” saying that even the mafiosos he used to run with were “choirboys” in comparison.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Dec 04 09:44

 A subpoena request filed in Congress to grant lawmakers access to the flight logs connected to deceased financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was allegedly blocked last week by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL).

By: orraz
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Posted on: Dec 04 09:43

 The Islamic Republic of Iran was behind a series of terrorist attacks on commercial cargo ships in the Red Sea on Sunday, the U.S. Military said in a statement.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Dec 04 09:43

 Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said that criticisms of Hamas should be “balanced” with criticisms of Israel during a Sunday morning appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and anchor Dana Bash quickly made it clear that she was not having any of that.

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Posted on: Dec 04 09:42

 The “democracy is on the ballot” line is a weak argument to use against former President Donald Trump, according to a former top GOP official who served in his administration.

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Posted on: Dec 04 09:42

In an astonishing move, the Lincoln council has axed the UK's oldest Christmas market, a local economic powerhouse at £15 million. Meanwhile, Lincoln's Mayor conveniently enjoys the festivities in Germany, raising eyebrows.

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Posted on: Dec 04 09:41
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Posted on: Dec 04 09:41

A recent court filing has made an explosive claim that at least two of the 9/11 hijackers were recruited into a joint CIA-Saudi intelligence operation that was covered up at the highest levels.

A relationship between Alec Station, a CIA unit tasked with monitoring Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his associates, and two 9/11 hijackers leading up to the attacks has been called into question by a newly-released court filing, which also suggests that there was a cover-up at the highest levels of the FBI regarding the matter, according to The Gray Zone.

SpyTalk has obtained a 21-page declaration by Don Canestraro, a lead investigator for the Office of Military Commissions responsible for overseeing the cases of 9/11 defendants. The filing summarizes classified government discovery disclosures and private interviews conducted by Canestraro with anonymous high-ranking officials from the CIA and FBI.

The interviewed agents, who led Operation Encore, the Bureau's discontinued, extensive investigation into the Saudi government's ties to the 9/11 attack, shared their insights with Canestraro, the site notes.

Tags: 911, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
Posted on: Dec 04 09:27

Pfizer and its partner BioNTech could be open to lawsuits for including a DNA sequence in their COVID-19 vaccine.

The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, known as the PREP Act, largely shields COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits, but companies can be sued for "willful misconduct," which includes acts taken "intentionally to achieve a wrongful purpose."

"I think what we have here is willful misconduct," Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, told The Epoch Times.

The Pfizer-BioNTech, in testing by outside scientists, was discovered to contain a Simian Virus 40 (SV40) DNA sequence despite the public never being told about the sequence.

Regulators in Canada and Europe have since acknowledged that the companies did not highlight the sequence and that they should have, although regulatory submissions did show the full DNA sequence of the vaccine plasmid.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has refused to disclose whether the companies highlighted the sequence.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 04 09:26

During Thursday night's debate between Gavin Newsom (D) and Ron DeSantis (R), the Florida governor busted out the San Francisco 'poop map' created by OpenTheBooks.

The map, created in 2019, plotted nearly 120,000 case reports of human feces on the streets of San Francisco between 2011 and 2019 using the city's open records portal and 311 call information posted by city officials.

The problem is so bad that San Francisco has been employing so-called 'poop patrollers' making upwards of $185,000 per annum to clean up their mess. (And of course, the guy in charge of it was arrested on felony fraud charges and sentenced to seven years in prison).

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Posted on: Dec 04 09:26

Be careful what you wish for, as the looming rate cut anticipated at the Fed's March 20th meeting might not bring the desired outcome. History suggests that the first cut often aligns with a market decline, typically indicative of a slowing economy or crisis.

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Posted on: Dec 04 09:26

On the same day as Biden Administration ‘climate czar’ John Kerry warned of out of control global warming at the UN climate conference in Dubai, the entirety of Europe is experiencing an unprecedented deep freeze.

Kerry called on the world to “judge with our own eyes what science is telling us” and warned that the arctic, the antarctic and the permafrost are in danger of melting.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Dec 04 09:23

Israel has informed several Arab states that it wants to carve out a buffer zone on the Palestinian side of Gaza's border to prevent future attacks as part of proposals for the enclave after war ends, Egyptian and regional sources told Reuters.

According to three regional sources, Israel related its plans to its neighbours Egypt and Jordan, along with the United Arab Emirates, which normalised ties with Israel in 2020.

They also said that Saudi Arabia, which does not have ties with Israel and which halted a US-mediated normalisation process after the Gaza war flared on October 7, had been informed.

The sources did not say how the information reached Riyadh, which officially does not have direct communication channels with Israel.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 04 09:11

A doctor who worked at al-Shifa hospital in Gaza during the Israeli siege and bombardment of the complex has described how Israeli troops used them as “hostages” as they invaded the hospital, and later detained the head of the hospital, along with more than 20 other medical personnel from Gaza, in what one Palestinian medic called a “war on hospitals”.

Following weeks of intense bombardment of the largest medical complex in the northern Gaza Strip, the Israeli military approved an evacuation request for the staff and patients to the southern enclave, submitted in coordination with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations.

When a UN-led convoy of ambulances arrived at a checkpoint set up by Israeli forces on the road connecting the northern Gaza Strip to southern areas, they were stopped, searched, and interrogated for seven hours, before the head of al-Shifa medical complex, Dr Mohammed Abu Silmiya, was detained along with around five other doctors.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 04 09:11

French President Emmanuel Macron warned Saturday that Israel's aim of eliminating Hamas risked unleashing a decade of war.

"I think we're at a point where the Israeli authorities are going to have to define their objective and desired end state more precisely," Macron said at a press conference on the sidelines of the UN's COP28 climate talks in Dubai.

Israel began its indiscriminate bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip on October 7, killing more than 15,000 Palestinians amid a complete siege of the territory, which has deprived 2.3 million people of food, water and fuel.

Israel has also gone on to target hospitals, schools, refugee camps and more, amid accusations of carrying out war crimes by several rights groups and nations.

Tags: FRANCE, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 04 09:09

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court rounded off a historic first visit to Israel and Ramallah by posting video and written messages on Sunday, saying that a probe by the court into possible crimes by Hamas militants and Israeli forces “is a priority for my office.”

In a video message from Ramallah, where he met with top Palestinian leaders, Prosecutor Karim Khan said the investigation that was launched in 2021 is “moving forward at pace, with rigor, with determination and with an insistence that we act not on emotion but on solid evidence.”

There have been widespread claims of breaches of international law by Hamas and Israeli forces since war erupted after the deadly Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas and other militants that killed about 1,200 people, mostly civilians, in southern Israel. Around 240 people were taken hostage.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 04 09:08

Israeli officials were displeased when Mohammed Nazal, an 18-year-old Palestinian, described his ordeal in Israeli prisons after being released as part of a truce agreement with Hamas last week.

The teenager from the town of Qabatiya in the occupied West Bank told Arab and Western media how he was beaten and denied medical assistance, but this was refuted by Israeli authorities who tried to paint him as a liar.

His testimonies and medical records have now been verified by Al Jazeera’s fact-checking agency, Sanad, providing further evidence of the brutal mistreatment Palestinians suffer in Israeli prisons that has only exacerbated since the Israel-Hamas war began on October 7.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 04 09:06

Colombian President Gustavo Petro has described Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip as a “Nazi practice”.

“They claim this is not Nazi-like; killing 5,300 Palestinian boys and girls is a Nazi practice, despite the West’s reluctance to acknowledge this truth,” Petro wrote on the social media platform X. 

The tweet was accompanied by footage of the areas subjected to Israeli bombardment in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 04 09:05

About two weeks into a major offensive against Myanmar’s military-run government by an alliance of three well-armed militias of ethnic minorities, an army captain, fighting in a jungle area near the northeastern border with China, lamented that he’d never seen such intense action.

His commander in Myanmar’s 99th Light Infantry Division had been killed in fighting in Shan state the week before and the 35-year-old career soldier said army outposts were in disarray and being hit from all sides.

“I have never faced these kinds of battles before,” the combat veteran told The Associated Press by phone. “This fighting in Shan is unprecedented.” Eight days later the captain was dead himself, killed defending an outpost and hastily buried near where he fell, according to his family.

Tags: ASIA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Dec 04 09:04

Muslim American leaders in several pivotal states pledged on Saturday to rally their communities against President Joe Biden’s bid for re-election due to his steadfast backing of Israel’s war in Gaza.

The #AbandonBiden campaign began when Minnesota Muslim Americans demanded Biden call for a ceasefire by October 31, and has spread to Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Dec 04 09:03