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Posted on: Feb 04, 2023
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
The functions of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents.
There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." -- Thomas Jefferson
A leader of President Joe Biden’s anti-gun violence initiative is a former left-wing activist who decried larger police budgets in the wake of the George Floyd crime wave.
Biden launched the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention on Sept. 22, as part of his administration's effort to "combat the epidemic of gun violence that is tearing our families, our communities, and our country apart." Officially helmed by Vice President Kamala Harris, the initiative will be led in part by Greg Jackson, the former executive director of the left-wing Community Justice Action Fund.
The president lauded Jackson and Rob Wilcox, whom Biden also tapped for the office, for "being advocates for change." But the change Jackson advocates for puts him at odds with a major White House stance.
Jackson has attacked police departments and their budgets throughout his career, including in a January 2021 University of Maryland policing seminar when he lamented that he is "struggling to survive while … police budgets thrive." That same year, Jackson participated in an Obama Foundation webinar entitled "Re Imagining Policing," during which he touted "community-led violence intervention and prevention strategies" in place of traditional law enforcement. The goal, Jackson said, is to "ultimately reduce the need for policing."
Alabama State Rep. John Rogers (D) — who previously gained national attention over controversial remarks that he made about abortion — has been indicted on federal obstruction of justice, according to prosecutors.
Former President Donald Trump spoke to autoworkers in Clinton Township, Michigan, Wednesday night, calling on striking union members to back his campaign while slamming President Joe Biden’s economic and environmental policies.
Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has withdrawn from her position for the day, leaving the chattering class to speculate about her reasons and whether she would return to work ready to fill some of the positions that her temporary successor is saying are in desperate need of attention.
Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee on Wednesday night posted on X that she would be filling in as acting governor, saying she is “pleased to step in this role” without giving an explanation. She added her hope that Hobbs would appoint 13 agency directors upon her return, positions that have languished under the first-term Democrat.
The arrest of a Queens man on gun charges two years ago may have led federal authorities to the discovery of a Satanic pedophile extortion cult that targets minors over the internet.
Investigators uncovered the heinous group — 764 — while probing disturbing social media posts made by Angel Almeida, 23, who was busted in Nov. 2021 and charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, according to court documents and a report published Thursday.
Prior to Almeida’s arrest, the FBI followed anonymous tips that allegedly linked him to social media accounts containing vile posts about child sex abuse — including one Instagram profile, “@necropedocell,” that featured a photo of what appeared to be a child bound and gagged.
A post on another one of Almeida’s alleged Instagram profiles showed him posing with ammunition strapped to his chest, in front of a black flag bearing the logo of the Order of Nine Angels (O9A), which prosecutors described as “a worldwide Satanist…group which embraces elements of neo-Nazism and white supremacy.”
Pro-gun owner groups immediately served a lawsuit to California officials after Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed nearly two dozen anti-gun laws on Tuesday — which were designed to control concealed-carry rules and impose a new tax on firearm and ammunition sales.
A criminal trial for former Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler will head into its fourth day Thursday as he faces charges that he retaliated against a teacher for blowing the whistle on sexual abuse, and for cooperating with a special grand jury empaneled to investigate the school system following its coverup of a bathroom rape.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis challenged former president Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate after the former president did not show up to the second Republican Party primary debate on Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
The U.S. food stamp program is losing around $1 billion a month owing to alleged fraud and errors, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has warned.
The lawmaker issued the warning in a Sept. 26 press release announcing new legislation aimed at combating the alleged billions of dollars in monthly losses from the United States Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which allows low-income families with benefit cards to buy basic food items at approved grocery stores.
Known as the "Snap Back Inaccurate SNAP Payments Act," the legislation would slash spending by nearly $1 billion a month by ensuring all errors—regardless of the amount—be counted.
The bill also directs state governments to stop handing out benefits to individuals who are not eligible, requires states to pay back what they owe, and directs states to recollect SNAP overpayments, ensuring that each household only receives exactly what they are eligible for.
Additionally, the legislation will hold states accountable for payment error rates to incentivize better management of funds, and improve the accuracy of SNAP payment error rates by requiring all errors to be reported.
Almost half of parents turning to homeschooling today say they are concerned about their children being “influenced by liberal viewpoints,” according to a Washington Post and George Mason University poll released Tuesday.
The number of American families that are homeschooling saw a significant spike following the COVID-19 pandemic, with one study finding that the number had risen by 30% during the 2021-2022 school year, according to the Urban Institute. A new poll found that, when asked why they decided to homeschool, 46% of families replied that they were worried that “local public schools” are “too influenced by liberal viewpoints,” according to the Post.
Parents have grown increasingly dissatisfied with public schools in recent months after a series of controversies regarding policies that hide preferred pronouns from parents and allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom or locker room they wish. State lawmakers have waded into the debate by passing legislation to provide more transparency and protect parental rights, while some government officials have punished school districts for not pushing transgender and LGBTQ ideology in the classroom.
Fanatical Costco customers have been sent scrambling in recent weeks after a surprising product became a best seller - gold bars.
The brand is known for its out-of-the box range of bargain items, from titanic tubs of Nutella to caviar and saunas.
Now, in a surprising turn, a range of gold bars available online has seen customers clambering to get their hands on one of the nuggets - with two options weighing just 1 oz and costing in the region of $1,950.
The gold rush came as Costco pleased investors with promising quarterly returns this week.
On the earnings call Tuesday CFO Richard Galanti confessed: 'I’ve gotten a couple of calls that people have seen online that we’ve been selling one-ounce gold bars.'
'Yes, but when we load them on the site, they’re typically gone within a few hours, and we limit two per member,' he added.
An Ohio woman who died during a routine surgery performed by a controversial doctor was allegedly propped up to make her look alive in an effort to fool her family into believing she had survived the procedure, a lawsuit claims.
The family of Sheila Sue Trimble claims that the 65 year-old was in 'good health' when she entered Adena Health in Chillicothe for a heart catheterization on August 18. That procedure was a straightforward and routine one, the suit claims.
They allege that they were urged to turn off Trimble's life support, despite hospital staff knowing that she'd already died..
Records seen by local newspaper the Scioto Valley Guardian show Trimble died at 1pm, according to the suit. Her death certificate records her time of death as 3:05pm - the same time her family were ushered in, it is alleged.
In Facebook posts, several members say that Dr. Jarrod Betz - Trimble's cardiologist - repeated the claim that he cut into an artery during the original surgery.
Betz has previously faced investigations into accusations that he is not properly credentialed to perform complicated and advanced heart procedures.
A teenager separated from her family and held in a Florida hospital as a child after medics accused her parents of abuse has shared a heartbreaking letter she wrote to them while being detained.
Maya Kowalski, 17, was just ten years old when she was removed by the state after doctors at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital's accused her parents of faking symptoms for her rare chronic pain condition.
During her three month stay, her mother Beata Kowalski was forbidden by law from seeing her. The stricken mom fell into a depression and ultimately ended up taking her own life amid the despair.
Now the family, whose story is at the center of explosive Netflix documentary 'Take Care of Maya', is in the process of a $200 million lawsuit against the hospital.
Donald Trump called Joe Biden a 'wretched old vulture' and a 'rotten politician' trying to 'rape and pillage' American jobs in a speech to workers at a non-unionized auto plant on Wednesday night.
The former president and frontrunner in the GOP polls largely ignored the second presidential debate, instead launching an attack on Biden and his green policies he says are destroying U.S. manufacturing.
As his GOP rivals prepared to take the stage in California, Trump told workers at Drake Enterprises, a non-unionized auto parts supplier outside Detroit, that he'll protect their jobs, battle environmental 'lunatics' and said Biden was only interested in enriching his family.
'For decades you've watched rotten and crooked politicians like Biden treat American jobs as disposable and American workers as expendable. They sat back when we got rich by taking bribes to let other countries rape and pillage our jobs and our wealth,' he told the crowd.
Trump repeatedly urged the striking UAW union to endorse him. The union's boss Shawn Fain has repeatedly criticized the former president and he appeared at Joe Biden's side on the picket line in Michigan on Tuesday.
Nov. 2018-June 2020: Hunter Biden Probe Begins; President Trump Impeached While Pursuing Biden-Ukraine Information; Alleged Justice Department Undermining of Probe Begins
June 2020-Dec. 2021: Evidence of Influence-Peddling With Nexus to Joe Biden Grows; Alleged Sabotage of Hunter Biden Probe Intensifies
Jan. 2022-Jan. 2023: Prosecution Sought and Denied; IRS Whistleblowers Blindsided by What They Characterize as U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ Apparent Lack of Authority
Feb. 2023-May 2023: Hunter’s Counsel Pleads Case Over Weiss’ Head; IRS Whistleblowers Emerge – and Face a Chill; Plea Deal Develops
June 2023: FBI Stonewalls Congress Over Alleged Burisma-Biden Bribes; Trump Indictments Grow; Plea Deal Emerges; Weiss Strains To Harmonize His Story With Attorney General Merrick Garland About His Claimed Ultimate Authority
July 2023: Burisma-Biden Bribes Document Released; Whistleblowers Testify About Obstructed Case Publicly; Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal Collapses in Court
Aug. 2023-Present: Another Trump Indictment; Weiss Gets Special Counsel Authority He Wasn’t Supposed To Need; Biden Impeachment Inquiry Opens; Hunter Hit With Gun Indictment
U.S. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty Wednesday to bribery charges. Federal prosecutors have accused both Menendez and his wife of accepting cash and gold bars in exchange for assisting the Egyptian government and interfering in law enforcement investigations.
“I think he’s trying to pull one over on everybody,” said Paul Kamenar, counsel for the National Legal and Policy Center.
In a 39-page indictment, federal prosecutors allege they found over $480,000 in cash “stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing, closets, and a safe.” Menendez (D-N.J.), earlier in the week, told the press that much of that money was withdrawn from his savings to prepare for possible emergencies.
“For 30 years, I have withdrawn thousands of dollars in cash from my personal savings account for emergencies and because of the history of my family facing confiscation in Cuba,” Menendez said.
Kamenar is calling Menendez’s bluff though.
“When you look at his financial disclosure forms, which I did for the last 10 years, he had two accounts,” Kamenar explained. “One was his old Congressional savings account, and now his Senate account. And, yes, the House account dipped about $15-20,000.”
“But the Senate account went from the $50-100,000 range in 2013 to $100-250,000 in 2018,” Kamenar continued.
President Joe Biden’s visit to Michigan Tuesday amid the ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strike lays bare the ongoing fight between two reliable factions of the Democratic Party. This squabble has long-lasting implications that extend beyond current events, and every would-be Democratic standard bearer is caught betwixt and between with no easy way out.
At loggerheads are the unions and the greens. At first glance, the UAW demands resemble a typical union strike: higher pay (a 40% increase) in exchange for fewer hours (a 32-hour work week) and better benefits. These asks may seem exorbitant for those whose wages have been outpaced by Biden-fueled inflation. Or as one Washington Postcolumnist put it, "too big a slice of a soon-to-shrink pie."
The UAW fault lines go deeper than the old guard "workers versus executive" dispute. Underlying everything is the forced transition to electric vehicles handed down by Biden, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other governors beholden to the green lobby. A government mandate of EVs is disrupting the flow of car makers’ manufacturing.
After all, FTC Chair Lina Khan rose to prominence by calling for antitrust enforcement against Amazon when she was still a Yale University law student and has been a vocal critic of the company ever since.
Unfortunately, the case is reminiscent of Captain Ahab’s doomed pursuit of Moby Dick — it is guided more by desire and ideology than a reasonable assessment of the costs and benefits.
The result will be a wasteful battle all but guaranteed to founder in court.
The agency alleges the tech giant uses data from third-party retailers to bolster its own house brands; leverages its Amazon Prime service to undermine rival delivery networks; boosts its own products relative to other products “Amazon knows are of better quality”; and penalizes retailers who charge lower prices on rival platforms.
Angel Studios recently announced their home entertainment release dates for director Alejandro Monteverde’s Sound of Freedom film starring Jim Caviezel.
In a press release, Angel Studios revealed that Sound of Freedom will arrive on the various Angel Studios applications on October 13th.
Next, it will arrive on digital on November 3rd. For those interested a physical copy DVDs and Blu-rays will arrive on November 14th and will be available to purchase via Angel Studios’ digital storefront as well as retailers such as Walmart and Amazon.
Finally, the movie will be available for digital rental on December 15th.
Extreme gender ideology has permeated every facet of our lives, from the cartoons my four-year-old watches to medicine. We’ve all heard the stories of bathroom bills aimed at protecting – or harming – girls depending on your political flavor, and institutions of higher learning attempting to alter the words we’ve accepted as appropriate vernacular for hundreds of years.
What isn’t reported on enough is just how deep the gender ideology rot has become and the repercussions this push to erase women can and will have in the future. This week, a group of scientists primarily in anthropology were unceremoniously canceled by the American Anthropological Association.
Set to speak on the importance of sex as a binary construct in their fields later this year, they were told in a two-paragraph letter that they no longer were welcome and, worse yet, that their presence would “cause harm.”
Make no bones about it: it’s not just women in the crosshairs of gender ideologists; science itself is also a prime enemy.
Things got weird on “The View” once again on Tuesday when Joy Behar claimed that America would be alright if Joe Biden were to die in office, adding that the country would not survive if Donald Trump were reelected to the White House.
Behar Sounds Off
Fox News reported that Behar made these comments during a segment in which she and her co-hosts discussed “media chatter” over Biden being 80 years-old and reports that his team are trying to make an effort to ensure that he doesn’t fall down again.
“The question is this, let’s say, God forbid, Joe Biden dies in office. Isn’t that still okay for the country? The country will survive it. But if Trump wins, the country will not survive it,” Behar said. “That’s a fact.”