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Elon Musk on His Vow to Vote Republican: Democrats Push 'Division & Hate'

Tech billionaire Elon Musk voiced his frustration with the Democrat Party's ongoing flirtation with narrow-minded wokeness and vowed Wednesday to vote Republican.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is pictured as he attends the start of the production at Tesla's "Gigafactory" on March 22, 2022 in Gruenheide, southeast of Berlin. - US electric car pioneer Tesla received the go-ahead for its "gigafactory" in Germany on March 4, 2022, paving the way for production to begin shortly after an approval process dogged by delays and setbacks. (Photo by Patrick Pleul / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK PLEUL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Great Reset: EU 'Needs' Lockdown-like Restrictions to Curb Russian Oil Use

Measures akin to a COVID lockdown are needed in order to curb the EU's reliance on Russian oil, one member state has said.

ILLUSTRATIONS CORONA VIRUS SECOND LOCKDOWN MONDAY

Illustration picture shows , the rue Neuve/ Nieuwstraat, in Brussels, Monday 02 November 2020. Belgium is in a second lockdown as hospitalisations of COVID-19 patients reach record highs. Shops selling non-essentials goods are closed untill 13 December. BELGA PHOTO THIERRY ROGE (Photo by THIERRY ROGE/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Eve of Destruction: Klaus Schwab Pledges the World Can Find Salvation at Davos 2022

Famine, floods, pestilence, drought, plague, war, and rumors of war. These are the key issues facing the world today and the invitation-only World Economic Forum (WEF) next week in Davos, Switzerland, is just the place to find the answers provided by the select globalist elites, founder Klaus Schwab declared Wednesday.

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Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab poses on January 10, 2017 at its headquarters in Cologny near Geneva. - The World Economy Forum (WEF) annual meeting will take place from 17 to the 20 of January 2017 and will be focus on Responsive and Responsible Leadership. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

DOJ Employees Seek Paid Leave to Cover Out-of-State Abortions

A group of Department of Justice (DOJ) employees sent a letter to the Biden administration Wednesday with a call for workers to be granted paid leave at taxpayer expense if they travel out-of-state for an abortion.

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Raffensperger: Georgia's Having 'Record Turnout' under Law Biden Compared to Jim Crow

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) stated that President Joe Biden has been proven “just flat, dead wrong” about Georgia’s election laws by the “record turnout” the state has

NYTimes: Population Replacement Is Routine and Renewing

American populations are repeatedly being replaced by migrants and the process is natural, routine, and renewing, says a May 17 op-ed in the New York Times.

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Report: Russia Fires S-300 Missiles at Israeli Jets, Signalling Possible Shift in Relations

The Russian military opened fire on Israeli jets with advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles after an alleged Israeli strike on Iranian targets in northwestern Syria last Friday, Israeli media reported Monday.

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A 9A83ME launcher unit of the S-300VM 'Antey-2500' (NATO reporting name SA-23 GladiatorGiant), Russian-made anti-ballistic missile system, is displayed during the MAKS-2013, the International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on August 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Triple Crown long shot? Fenwick is 50-1 in Preakness...


Another Triple Crown long shot? Fenwick is 50-1 in Preakness...


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Age of Scarcity Begins...


Age of Scarcity Begins...


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NKorea weapons threat casts shadow on Biden visit...


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China Warns USA 'Dangerous Situation' Forming Over Taiwan...


China Warns USA 'Dangerous Situation' Forming Over Taiwan...


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The Scene from Philadelphia – While Our Leaders Send Billions to Ukraine (VIDEO)

This video was shot on Kennsington Avenue in Philadelphia and posted back in August 2021. It is both searing and sickening.

This was filmed in one of America’s great cities.

Instead of trying to clean up this scourge, our legislators are voting to send an additional 40 Billion dollars to Ukraine. Yeah, that makes sense.

The post The Scene from Philadelphia – While Our Leaders Send Billions to Ukraine (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Alex Rodriguez invests in mixed martial arts company PFL at $500 million valuation

The former MLB star is now a partial owner of the Professional Fighters League, or PFL, after he contributed to a $30 million funding round.

ACLU Files Motion Denying Existence of Women

ACLU Files Motion Denying Existence of Women
The War on Women is real. Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. The ACLU claims that there’s a War on Women… and it’s fighting it. “We’re Not Stupid: Outrageous Quotes from the War on Women,” the ACLU […]

Kohl's says final sale bids expected in coming weeks; retailer slashes full-year outlook after earnings miss

Kohl's joins a growing list of major retailers that have seen logistics and staffing expenses eat into profits amid 40-year-high inflation.

Spirit Airlines urges shareholders to reject JetBlue's tender offer

JetBlue launched a hostile takeover of Spirit earlier this week with $30-a-share tender offer.

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: The Uniparty Is Stealing PA GOP Primary from Dr. Oz — They’re Delaying Results in Allegheny County — Third World Tactics

Who is hedge fund CEO David McCormick?

A recent fundraiser sponsor in New York for David McCormick was the founder of a consulting firm representing the controversial Dominion Voting Systems.  McCormick also made big bucks lobbying for Communist China.  McCormick moved back to Pennsylvania to run in the GOP Senate race after Sean Parnell dropped from the race.

President Trump had this to say about McCormick at a recent rally in Pennsylvania.

In the closing weeks of the 2022 primary election Dr. Oz and Kathy Barnette pulled ahead of David McCormick. Oz was up 7 points. Barnette was up 5 points on McCormick.

But on Tuesday night when the mail-in ballots started to come in, David McCormick built a sizeable lead against Dr. Oz and Kathy Barnette was a distant third.

There were still votes to count. And there still are votes to count 24 hours later.

Dr. Oz made up 5,000 votes by Wednesday morning.

Dr. Oz scored with Trump voters.

Interesting, @DrOz won the most Trumpy counties in Pennsylvania, meaning counties that were once Democratic strongholds in which DJT made the most inroads to include Luzerne, Monroe, Greene, Pike.

So, there goes the central thesis that he would not appeal to Obama/Trump voters.

— Rich Baris "The People's Pundit" (@Peoples_Pundit) May 18, 2022

But the counting continues 24 hours after the polls closed. The ballots keep coming in just like in 2020. No one knows how many are left to count.

And they are holding votes in Allegheny County — which is the second-most populous county in the state and David McCormick’s hometown.

This is just unbelievable…

Richard Baris reported–

These stupid bastards aren't going to be happy until the system collapses and we all start killing each other.

What do a lack of trust in government/elections, food shortages, and unaffordable housing ALL have in common?

They destroy societies and collapse empires.

— Rich Baris "The People's Pundit" (@Peoples_Pundit) May 19, 2022

Exactly, it doesn't matter whether it's simply incompetence in a single county that happens to be the home base of the trailing candidate, it's the mere appearance of impropriety that poses a serious danger.

And it's not too far of a leap, folks.https://t.co/ty6LA9eXCT

— Rich Baris "The People's Pundit" (@Peoples_Pundit) May 19, 2022

Whether you like Dr. Oz, or Kathy Barnette, or David McCormick is not the issue.

The issue is Pennsylvania cannot run a trustworthy election. You cannot trust what is going on behind the closed doors.

This should concern every Republican and every honest American. We either have a republic or we don’t have one.

The post It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: The Uniparty Is Stealing PA GOP Primary from Dr. Oz — They’re Delaying Results in Allegheny County — Third World Tactics appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Kamala Harris to Meet With Abortion Providers as Court Ruling Looms

Vice President Kamala Harris will speak Thursday with abortion providers from states with some of the nation's strictest restrictions to thank them for their work, the White House said.

Suze Orman's three rules to easily budget money as a couple

Suze Orman has never shared a bank account with her partner of over 20 years. The financial expert recommends couples follow three steps to managing money.

Ford Recalls 39,000 SUVs After Engine Fire Reports

Ford Motor Company said Thursday it was recalling 39,000 SUVs after reports of 16 fires, and has advised owners to park their vehicles outdoors and away from structures until a fix is completed.

How relocating Americans created new inflation hot spots

The relationship between migration and inflation has strengthened as more people relocate from expensive cities to more affordable areas, according to Redfin.

EV maker Lucid to accelerate plans with its Saudi Arabia factory, its first outside the U.S.

The manufacturing facility will be able to produce 155,000 vehicles a year, and will initially serve the local market, the luxury car maker said.

WHO: COVID Deaths Dropped by 21 Percent Last Week but Cases Rising

The number of coronavirus deaths globally dropped by about 21% in the past week while cases rose in most parts of the world, according to the World Health Organization. In its weekly report on the pandemic released Thursday, the U.N. health agency said the number of new...

The Dumbest Generation Grows Up Is One Smart Book

In his new book, Mark Bauerlein explains the left-utopianism of young Americans more by what they are not learning than by what they’re actually taught.

New Comic Book Details the Life of Zelenskyy

TidalWave Comics on Wednesday released a comic detailing the life of comedian and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

MUSK FAKEOUT: Pursuit of TWITTER Leads to Legal Questions...


MUSK FAKEOUT: Pursuit of TWITTER Leads to Legal Questions...


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More Subprime Borrowers Missing Loan Payments...


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House passes $28 million in emergency funding to address baby formula shortage

The House of Representatives is taking up a pair of bills on Wednesday aimed at addressing a nationwide baby formula shortage, an issue that has sparked outcry across the country and put pressure on lawmakers to act.

Ten cities with highest median home list prices...


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America's COVID apathy stress test...


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Speculation over whether Biden will run again heats up...


Speculation over whether Biden will run again heats up...


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Cruise Receives Honorary Palme d'Or...


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USA barreling toward recession, more experts say...


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WEEKEND: Sweltering summer heat in TX to swell into east...


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Mass. confirms rare monkeypox case...


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STOCK ROUT DEEPENS... DEVELOPING...


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Is Happy the zoo elephant legally person? Court decides...


Is Happy the zoo elephant legally person? Court decides...


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W. Bush called Iraq war 'unjustified and brutal.' He meant Ukraine...


W. Bush called Iraq war 'unjustified and brutal.' He meant Ukraine...


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Mexico exploits Biden's failed foreign policy

Under President Joe Biden’s failed foreign policy leadership, Mexico has shown its willingness to undermine America’s strategic interests.

DHS: ‘Domestic Violent Extremists’ Are ‘Infiltrating’ the Abortion Debate

DHS: ‘Domestic Violent Extremists’ Are ‘Infiltrating’ the Abortion Debate
New in PJ Media: What would we do without the Department of Homeland Security? Those intrepid defenders of our liberties are showing these days how richly they deserve our taxpayer billions, as DHS officials, ever on the watch, warned on Monday that “domestic violent extremists” are “infiltrating” the national debate over abortion, with nefarious plans to “incite […]

Disinformation Governance Board ‘Paused,’ Supposedly Due to Harassment of Its Chief Enforcer

Disinformation Governance Board ‘Paused,’ Supposedly Due to Harassment of Its Chief Enforcer
New in PJ Media: Is there hope for freedom of speech in America after all, despite all of the Left’s efforts to destroy it? Maybe: the Washington Post announced Wednesday that “just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being ‘paused,’ according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week of decisions that changed […]

Best Home Theater Systems for 2022 - CNET

From streaming soundbars to stereo loudspeakers to dedicated Dolby Atmos systems, these are the packages we recommend.

Best Pillow for 2022 - CNET

Whether you sleep on your side or back, or prefer foam or down, there's a perfect pillow out there for you. Let's find it.

Best Coffee Grinder to Buy for 2022 - CNET

If coffee is an essential part of your day, a coffee grinder is just as critical. From Baratza to Oxo, Cuisinart and others, here's what we recommend.

Best Blue Light Blocking Glasses of 2022 - CNET

Protect your eyes and look good while doing it.

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For the first time since the pandemic, leisure and business flights surpass 2019 levels

Global leisure and business flights topped pre-pandemic levels for the first time this spring, despite rising costs and geopolitical uncertainty.

News Briefs – 05/19/2022

Here are some news stories that might be of interest. Most articles will be more or less summarized in the headline. You can skim the headlines and summaries, and click the links if they are of interest. Keep in mind, many of these reports are products of an unreliable news media, so although they will be what people are hearing and talking about, there is no guarantee any one of them is necessarily correct, and we have had cases of outright lies make it onto these pages.

We maintain a light, news-story-only, very mobile-friendly  version of this site, with no comments, at https://www.rkpolitics.com

If you have clicked on the page for this News Brief, this is a link that will take you directly to the comments section.

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Patrick Byrne has been saying on Locals.com there are a series of leaks coming out about the Steal that are like a royal flush. 2000 Mules was the King card, the Queen is coming out soon, there is an Ace in the wings, and so on. Clearly there is only one guy we know of who has any idea what is going on and it is Trump. Byrne went to him, Trump did a little dance and then broke contact with the whole crew because whatever they were pitching was not the plan Trump had, and clearly after that, Trump’s decision was the one determining outcomes. So everything not coming directly from Trump is noise. Plus Byrne definitely glows. But Byrne is saying this, so as news I report it:

With just a few tenths of a percentage point separating Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick in Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate primary, it may be weeks before we know who won as mail-in ballots are processed.

Patterns identified in New Mexico voter rolls are not consistent with random, human behavior, indicating that manipulated and corrupt voter rolls are being used in the state.

Nearly 2,400 registrants listed on New Jersey’s voter rolls are 105 years old or older.

Louisiana AG’s investigation into 2020 election fraud concludes it really was rigged.

From this article on a guy who is unlocking and starting Teslas by exploiting a vulnerability: “Khan has identified numerous vulnerabilities in NCC Group client products and is also the creator of Sniffle, the first open-source Bluetooth 5 sniffer. Sniffers can be used to track Bluetooth signals, helping identify devices. They are often used by government agencies that manage roadways to anonymously monitor drivers passing through urban areas.”

US citizen, four Chinese intelligence officers charged with acting as secret police to harass, stalk, spy on US residents critical of China. If they were real deal, they would have been above the law. Either whoever was doing it figured local Cabal would not intervene out of fear of exposing their own operations, or they were local Cabal, but they still had loyalties back home, and thought they could do this on the side.

Technofog’s notes from Day 2 of the Michael Sussmann trial. Nothing to rock your world.

Former television doctor and Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz revealed on Tuesday night that Fox News host Sean Hannity has been giving him campaign advice in recent months. Ages ago I seem to remember something about the media needing to not take sides in elections, and having to offer equal time, due to free media on a popular outlet being like a campaign contribution.

Barnette blames Hannity’s coverage of her.

US pilots have had ’11 near misses’ with UFOs, Pentagon reveals. No details, it was just mentioned offhand in the hearing.

Leaked memo says Biden administration is preparing for violence after abortion ruling.

Swiss-born billionaire who became mega-donor of ‘dark money’ to Democratic causes may have broken the law because he’s ‘NOT a US citizen or resident.’

The Department of Homeland Security has ‘paused’ it’s newly created Disinformation Governance Board, as its head, Nina Jankowicz, drafted a letter of resignation in the face of ever growing criticism.

The House passed a bill mostly along party lines on Wednesday that seeks to create domestic terrorism offices throughout the U.S. government.

Democrats reject Mark Green measure to protect concerned parents from being federal domestic terrorism targets.

NY attorney general is investigating Twitch, Discord, and 4chan over Buffalo shooting.

At least nine far left groups including Media Matters and BLM that harassed Twitter advertisers after Musk’s announced purchase of the company all received millions in govt. funds. It is all under a central control.

This is a big-brained, autistic genius who sees everything through facts, and not emotion:

I am telling you, this guy is either a midwit psyop or high IQ, but a lying psyop. No honest genius would have had any doubt about the Democrats. Likewise, no autistic genius would date the women he dated, either Heard or Grimes, because any unemotional genius would instantly recognize the juice was not going to be worth anywhere near the squeeze. Let alone allow Grimes to have two kids with him, (including one by surrogate, so you know there is no possible way it was an accident). The best option for us is he was turned.

Why does it seem like the other side is utterly possessed by evil, and seeking our ruination?:

Video of the German Boxer dropping and dying of a heart attack just as the round was about to begin.

Health officials in Quebec are investigating more than a dozen cases of suspected monkeypox in Canada, after U.S. and European health officials confirmed rising cases of the rare infectious disease — suggesting a wider outbreak may be happening globally. In Massachusetts, and Spain, and the UK. May be spreading sexually. Scientists are puzzled by how it is spreading when it has not in the past. I almost wonder if Vax-induced immune suppression might be how it is getting into people and spreading. That could be really bad as we might see a whole slew of viruses in the coming decades which would never have gotten a foothold in humans, suddenly get in and begin adapting to our species due to immune suppression from the vax.

Topline Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban cannot start being enforced again if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, a state judge ruled Tuesday, blocking one of nine state abortion bans from before Roe was decided that could soon take effect if the court overturns the landmark ruling as expected.

Ex-New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a state lawmaker he plans to run for New York’s newly drawn 10th Congressional district.

Mellissa Carone, Rudy Giuliani’s infamous voter fraud witness in Michigan, has been disqualified from running for Congress. They say she signed an affidavit saying all her campaign finances were in order and all her reports were filed, but something there wasn’t true. Oddly enough she was on the same Israeli pornographer’s modeling website as Boebert and Tomi Lahren. It is amazing the number of people in this sector who all report to someone or something, and have no personal autonomy.

Thirteen years after a federal investigation blasted the U.S. Census Bureau for hiring criminals to enter American homes to gather statistics for the decennial count, a new audit reveals the disturbing practice continues.

A Washington state school board director is hosting an LGBT event for kids at a sex shop.

Disney unveils new 2022 ‘Pride’ clothing line for LGBTQ children.

Biden to import Venezuelan oil to meet US demand.

US will soon see average gas prices above $6 a gallon, JPMorgan says.

World Bank to provide additional $12 billion to address global food crisis. Who do you think that money came from?

Mexico’s shelves are stocked with baby formula amid U.S. shortage.

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka defaults on debt as it runs out of fuel.

Rumors the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka has fled as protestors flow through his home. A couple of days ago they ran out of fuel.

A group of politicians stripped and on ground begging for their lives.

Politician being chased and beaten by crowd.

Politicians are being beaten and stoned by starving people.

Senior Director Inspector General of Police smashed and thrashed by the people of Sri Lanka.

The elite’s cars are being thrown in the ocean. “I lived in Sri Lanka, the elites & MPs lived decadently like nothing could stop them. Now their houses are on fire, cars thrown in lakes & PM is fleeing the country. You’d think our elites would be worried by this but they wont until it’s at their doorstep.”

US taxpayers gave $15,000,000.00 to Sri Lankan politicians to buy speed boats-which some used to escape.

Paraguayan mayor in critical condition after getting shot seven times.

The USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier strike group and other American warships have come under the command of the NATO alliance for major military drills in the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas.

Multiple U.S. Navy aircraft carriers have amassed in the waters east of China, the U.S. Naval Institute reported Monday.

Just another metaphor for our times – As CNN does a liveshot, a homeless guy is dropping trou and taking a dump in the background.

Athens wants to join the F-35 program and is lobbying against Turkey’s moves to upgrade its own air fleet.

US announces $215 million in new food aide to Ukraine.

1,000 Azovstal fighters have surrendered since Monday, but top commanders remain holed up. UPDATE – Now up to 1750 surrendered.

Russia closing CBC’s Moscow bureau in retaliation for Canada banning Russian state TV.

US poised to block Russia’s debt payments by scrapping a temporary sanction exemption on Russia’s debt payments once it expires on May 25, in order to boost pressure on Moscow.

Former President George. W Bush made a significant verbal slip-up while discussing the war in Ukraine, referencing a “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,” instead of Ukraine.

Azov commander boasts about gruesome photos of executed civilians.

MIT, Harvard scientists find AI can recognize race from X-rays — and nobody knows how.

Increased testosterone levels can cause Democrats to become more conservative in their political affiliation, a recent experiment analyzing voters in U.S. elections found. Not surprising in that we tend to be bigger and more muscular. Interesting though, in that I believe there have been other studies showing leftists have higher testosterone, but apparently that is due to some receptor issue preventing it from having effect. Conservatives have less testosterone, but they may have higher receptor densities, or some sort of more sensitive receptor allele.

Netflix lays off dozens of employees involved with ‘BIPOC’ & ‘LGBTQ+’ projects.

Republicans cast 150K more votes than Democrats in North Carolina primaries, as ‘GOP enthusiasm is way up.

GOP primary turnouts suggest a red wave is coming in the November midterms.

75% of Americans think the country under Biden is headed in the wrong direction.

Kansas’ highest court on Wednesday upheld a Republican redistricting law that makes it harder for the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation to win reelection in a big victory for the GOP.

President Trump’s statements are now available on the beta version of the web version of Truth Social.

Jim Cramer says investors should eye these two lithium stocks

"You have to be ready and willing to ring the register on the way up, because this boom certainly won't last forever," the "Mad Money" host said.

Ukrainian Azovstal steel plant soldiers who surrendered became POWs, Red Cross registry confirms

The Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant, the last bastion of resistance to Russia, have become prisoners of war in Russian-controlled areas, the International Committee of the Red Cross reported, after registering hundreds of POWs.

Abortion providers to meet with Kamala Harris virtually at the White House

Abortion providers will address a gathering of pro-choice activists at the White House after Vice President Kamala Harris gives opening remarks Thursday afternoon as the Supreme Court continues to weigh a reversal of Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case.

Nancy Pelosi's gas price controls will only make the pain at the pump worse

When I heard that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was going to respond to the highest gasoline prices in American history by giving the government the power to fix prices, I was instantly reminded of King Canute.

Tesla whale calls for $15 billion stock buyback after share price craters

Leo Koguan, who claims to be the third largest individual shareholder of Tesla stock, is calling on the carmaker to announce a $15 billion stock buyback.

Tencent profits plunge as Chinese tech giant grapples with Covid lockdowns, regulation

China's Covid lockdowns have hurt advertiser sentiment, while Tencent's ad business has also taken a knock from competition from rivals.

Metallica Gets Its Own Metal-Themed Pro-Ject Turntable, and I Will Fight You for One - CNET

If you ever drew a Metallica logo on your school bag, you know this turntable is for you.

Two maps show NATO's growth — and Russia's isolation — since 1990

Russia has become increasingly isolated from the rest of Europe over 30 years, and maps of the continent illustrate just how drastic the change has been.

The euro is nearing parity with the dollar: Here's what it could mean for investors

The euro is nearing parity with the U.S. dollar for the first time in 20 years, but currency strategists are divided on whether it will get there.

'The Boys' Season 3: What to Remember Before Watching - CNET

A lot happened (and many people died) in season 2 of the Prime Video superhero show, so here's your refresh.

Anti-Abortion Witness at Hearing Leaves Democrat Lawmaker a Stuttering Mess (VIDEO)

Democrats think that they can change their disastrous poll numbers by whipping up outrage over abortion and the Supreme Court, but it isn’t working.

During a recent hearing in Congress, one anti-abortion witness shut down the Democrat who was questioning her with a very simple question.

He stuttered and had no response, so he simply reclaimed his time and moved on.

Red State reports:

Witness at House Abortion Hearing Leaves Jamie Raskin ‘Reclaiming’ His Time After Devastating Rebuttal

It’s hard to fathom how someone can so smugly proclaim such evil, but that’s exactly what we see in that video clip. The idea that having a birthday bestows humanity on someone is a despicable assertion. Those are the kinds of arguments that justified slavery. Besides, it’s scientifically untrue. We know that a baby in the womb is a human being, and to say it isn’t is lunacy. But the left will say just about anything to support their lust for abortion.

Later, Chip Roy pegged the same witness down on how late she’s aborted a baby and whether she’s handled baby parts, a common occurrence in abortion clinics. She laughably objected, claiming Roy was using “inflammatory language.”

That’s not the clip I’m writing this article for, though. Rather, I want to point to one of the pro-life witnesses, Catherine Glenn Foster of Americans United for Life, who managed to completely elbow drop Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD). You may know Raskin from his leadership role on the January 6th committee.

Watch the clip below:

Raskin: “The GOP witness is calling for a nationwide ban on abortions with no exceptions for rape and incest.”

Foster: “If we added rape and incest exceptions, would you vote for it?”

Raskin: “Reclaiming my time.” pic.twitter.com/Z79apd2hcS

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 18, 2022

Talk about a mic drop moment.

Raskin didn’t know what hit him.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

The post Anti-Abortion Witness at Hearing Leaves Democrat Lawmaker a Stuttering Mess (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Flashback: Equal Pay-Loving U.S. Women's Soccer Team Once Got Beat by Teenage Boys

Women's soccer celebrates the new deal for equal pay with the Men's,but we remember when they couldn't even beat a team of 15-year-old boys.

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CHOFU, JAPAN - JULY 21: Megan Rapinoe #15 of Team United States reacts as she warms up prior to the Women's First Round Group G match between Sweden and United States during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Stadium on July 21, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Why I support a Ukraine aid package before it's too late

There is an ongoing, vicious effort by a maniacal dictator to rewrite the map of Europe. Some American voices are saying “stay out – what happens there doesn’t matter to us.”

Baby formula shortage bills pass House amid GOP claims Dems are 'covering up' the real problem

Two baby formula bills passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touted the measures as essential for freeing up WIC funding to address infant formula shortages and the other funding the FDA amid the crisis. Republicans claimed the FDA funding bill is "covering up" the real problem.

Scared of getting a mortgage? A strategist reveals the 1990s gadget that gives her cause to be optimistic

Invesco's Kristina Hooper recalls her own experience of buying a "starter home" as a newlywed in 1996.

An energy transition loophole is allowing Big Oil to offload high-polluting assets to private buyers

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Video from Atlanta police shows Molotov cocktails thrown near officers

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When Bashing Putin for Ukraine War, George W. Bush Accidentally Calls Iraq Invasion 'Wholly Unjustified, Brutal'

Former President George W. Bush mistakenly blamed Russian leader Vladimir Putin for a “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq” while praising Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky at an event on Wednesday. 

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ATLANTA, GA - JULY 30: Former U.S. President George W. Bush speaks during the funeral service of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) at Ebenezer Baptist Church on July 30, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Former U.S. President Barack Obama gave the eulogy for the late Democratic congressman and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were also in attendance. Rep. Lewis was a civil rights pioneer, contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and helped to organize and address the historic March on Washington in August 1963. (Photo by Alyssa Pointer-Pool/Getty Images)

Breitbart Business Digest: Walmart and Target Ring the Death Knell of Greedflation

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Walmart carts are seen outside of a store in Miami, Florida, on February 18, 2020. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 18: A sign hangs over the entrance of a Target store on May 18, 2022 in Miami, Florida. The retail store reported a 52% drop in profit for the first quarter, missing Wall Street's forecasts. The company blamed higher expenses due to continued supply chain disruptions as well as the high inflation rate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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The Korean American was a fierce fighter for the fair treatment of people who face discrimination.

Towards a Republican Counter-Elite

Amidst the dark cloud of the GOP’s 2020 election defeat, many post-mortems pointed to a silver lining, the substantial growth of GOP support among working-class minorities and immigrants. In something of a tell, this growth was often heralded in outlets normally quite hostile to the GOP and its interests. “The GOP is really assembling the multiracial working-class coalition that the left has always dreamed of,” said David Shor, a Democratic operative who was a leading Obama advisor.

While the GOP should of course welcome an expanded electoral base, the narrative of a multicultural, working-class-led GOP is a briar patch that the often-dimwitted GOP leadership should avoid. That narrative presents two dangers to the party: First, that in its laudable efforts to reach out to minorities, the GOP will abandon or attack the legitimate interests of its existing, predominantly white, voter base; and, second, that in focusing its efforts on building a working-class coalition, it will alienate the elites that it ultimately needs to win over to govern successfully. 

Contra Shor, a multi-racial working-class coalition, much like the current GOP’s white and increasingly working-class base, would be completely incapable of exercising decisive political power, even if it won elections. To change the GOP’s losing dynamic, the party must reach out to a portion of the hated elites, because without the support of some meaningful portion of those elites, it will be unable to effectively govern the modern American state, no matter how many elections it wins. The dramatic recent moves by Elon Musk to take over Twitter and reopen it as a platform on which conservatives can speak freely, after years of legislative failure and largely fruitless grassroots organizing against big tech, shows the decisive power of elites in our politics. 

While the GOP should strive to be the party of middle- and working-class interests, it should do so in the mold of Disraeli’s “One-Nation” Toryism that dominated late 19th-century British politics, in which elites consciously made efforts to transcend class interests and govern in the interests of the whole nation. 

J.D. Vance’s GOP primary win in Ohio was largely built on his appeal to working-class Republicans. But while Vance’s focus on the real needs of working-class Americans is a laudable model for the party, it is not that focus that will make Vance an effective power broker. It is not the J.D. Vance of the holler, but the Vance of Yale Law, the venture capitalist with deep connections to billionaire Peter Thiel and media powerhouse Tucker Carlson, whose wife was a clerk for Chief Justice Roberts, who can exercise power within the American system. As the writer and conservative podcaster Alex Kaschuta wrote, “all politics is elite politics. The only thing that changes is the client class and their level of obligation felt to it.” 

The GOP’s core “deplorables,” who are typically whiter, more rural, predominantly middle and working class, and often not college educated, represent a declining demographic with less and less access to the power structure with each passing year (almost two-thirds of voters were white non-college when Reagan won in 1980; today, the number is approximately half that). Depending on those voters to lead a new-right coalition is a losing strategy. And while reaching out to a multicultural and working-class coalition is good, it will not solve the GOP’s problems in the corridors of power. If the poor white voters of Appalachia cannot meaningfully assume political leadership in 2022, neither can the poor Hispanic voters of South Texas, among whom Trump performed so strongly in 2020.

While Trump accelerated the GOP’s problem among American elites, it preceded him by many years and was evident even when he was not on the ballot. Twenty-six of the 27 wealthiest congressional districts are represented by Democrats. Meanwhile, Trump won white suburbanites by 4 points in 2020, down sharply from his 16-point win in 2016. At the same time, he increased his rural-vote share from 59 percent to 65 percent. Even Trump’s vaunted gains among Hispanics were achieved down-market: He won 41 percent of non-college-educated Hispanics and only 30 percent of college-eductated Hispanic voters.

This breakdown mirrored Trump’s performance with white Americans. He beat “working-class Joe” 65-33 among white non-college voters. Meanwhile, Trump lost white college grads 57-40, a number that was almost certainly worse among graduates of top-tier colleges from which the elite draws their leadership. Against Hillary Clinton in 2016, Trump won 56 percent of white voters who make $100,000 or less  but lost 53 percent of white voters making $175,000 or more. Millionaires favored Biden 56-39. Biden out-raised Trump, a billionaire who has spent his entire life in wealthy circles, almost two to one. 

Even the relatively dire numbers cited above overstate true elite support for the GOP. In most of the key institutions of our society, the right is almost non-existent. The most prestigious newspapers favored Biden almost unanimously. Polls of liberal-arts faculty have shown a 12-to-1 disparity in support for Biden over Trump. More representative of truly elite academia is Harvard, where more than 99 percent of faculty donations went to Biden and only 2 percent of faculty voted for Trump in the 2016 election. At Harvard, 99 percent of student donation money also went to Biden. 

In technology, the industry at the commanding heights of our current culture, 98 percent of corporate donations went to Democrats. In government, Joe Biden took 92 percent of the vote in the city of Washington, D.C. itself and 80 percent in inner suburbs like Arlington and Alexandria in Virginia and Prince George’s and Montgomery County in Maryland. Only approximately 5 percent of senior civil servants are conservative Republicans. It is the same story in Hollywood, where 99.7 percent of the donations of the top Hollywood power players went to Democrats

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James Burnham argued in his influential 1941 book The Managerial Revolution that in the future post-industrial world, a managerial class would control the commanding heights of economy and society, displacing the previous ruling class of petit bourgeois capitalists. His vision has been vindicated. How can we initiate a counter-revolution against the managerial class? 

The first step in a right-wing counter-revolution is accepting the low place we currently occupy in America’s power hierarchy. We must understand ourselves as a fundamentally dissident movement seeking to supplant much of the existing managerial order. The new right must not be “conservative,” or it will be doomed to failure. As Julius Krein wrote in American Affairs, speaking of the current GOP’s failures: “By failing to correctly recognize the nature of the managerial elite and its sources of power, [the right’s] opposition has been misdirected. Indeed, the effect of recent conservative policy, whatever its intent, has been the strengthening of the managerial class.”

Burnham understood that in the modern managerial society, the managerial elite could only be displaced by a counter-elite, one comparable in talents and abilities to the current elite, but whose interests were not being served by the current regime. Thus Burnham, the acknowledged intellectual leader at early National Review (including by Buckley himself), had been one of the few at the magazine to support the decidedly non-conservative Nelson Rockefeller over Barry Goldwater in 1964. As Neal Freemam recounted, Burnham argued that “Rockefeller was an Ivy Leaguer, a well-connected establishmentarian, a sophisticated candidate who could expect more positive treatment from the [E]astern press.” 

But National Review’s editors supported Goldwater, who lost in a landslide. The Democrats used those supermajorities to create Medicare, the National Endowment of the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Congress soon passed the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act, the latter of which was identified by Christopher Caldwell in his book The Age of Entitlement as a new constitution based on group identities that was fundamentally incompatible with America’s existing constitutional order. All of this was enabled in part by the right’s selection of elite-phobic Goldwater as their standard-bearer.

George Will wrote in the wake of Reagan’s election that “Goldwater won in 1964. It just took 16 years to count the votes.” But looking at today’s political landscape, it would be more accurate to say that George McGovern, the Democratic candidate blown out by Richard Nixon in 1972, won his election, and it just took a half-century to count the votes. Our current political battlespace bears far more resemblance to McGovern’s radical interest-group-based left-wing politics than it does Reagan’s ’80s idyll. 

Retrospectively, as emotionally appealing as Goldwater’s politics were for the frustrated right, his candidacy was a strategic disaster for the right’s political priorities, and ushered in an era of liberal hegemony, which was only interrupted, and not fundamentally altered, by Reagan’s two terms in office. As Trump’s campaign would a half century later, Goldwater highlighted the dangers of attacking the elite without developing a viable counter-elite to replace it with.

Where might we find counter-elite today? By far the richest prize to win from the Democrats, because of the demographic’s size, its current institutional power outside of politics, and its alienation from Democratic Party power centers, is white men. 

At first glance this assertion may appear implausible; the GOP is not exactly suffering from a dearth of white men in leadership, and the Democrats have not won the white vote since LBJ’s 1964 landslide over Goldwater. But it is not that the GOP needs more white-male leaders. In fact, much of the GOP’s problem has been that its white-male leadership has been too cowardly to advance the legitimate interests of white voters. Rather, the GOP needs more leaders, of all demographics, who will fight unapologetically for the just interests and civil rights of white voters, willing to contrast their efforts to the Democrats’ racial vilification of white voters. What is remarkable about the white vote is not that the Democrats have lost it for 60 years, but that the GOP does not win it by the sorts of margins the Democrats have regularly won Hispanics and Asian Americans, if not African Americans.

It can appeal to elite white men by showing them that the Democrats’ class and cultural claims on them are swamped by the overwhelming racial discrimination they suffer under the Democratic regime.  And here the numbers are compelling: Between 26 and 28 percent of Joe Biden’s 2020 voters were white men. Yet, other than the addled figurehead of Biden himself, white men are increasingly absent in elite Democratic politics. Incredibly, none of Biden’s 25 cabinet members are white Americans of Protestant background. And though they make up the overwhelming majority of the white population, there are only five non-Jewish white Americans in Biden’s cabinet, running the generally less prestigious departments (Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Transportation, Energy, and Veterans Affairs). Just 27 percent of Biden’s judiciary picks have been white, which is only about half of the percentage of white voters who joined his coalition, and perhaps one-third as representative of the source of his donor funds. Even more starkly, just two of Biden’s first 41 judicial picks were white men (about 5 percent) even though white men likely contributed (if donor profiles are accurate) the majority of Biden’s campaign funds. 

Elite white voters who support the Democrats are supporting a party that rhetorically despises them and works against their fundamental material interests. Contrast the treatment of white men within the Democratic Party to the status of white American men outside of Democratic Party politics. This is not a stable equilibrium.

Even today, white men make up more than 85 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. At approximately 60 percent of the population, white Americans hold 86 percent of the household wealth. Some 90 percent of published American authors are white, a number that perfectly matches their percentage of best-sellers last year, and overall, a substantial majority of these authors are white men. 

Looking at successful “unicorn” startups, among those that achieve more than $1 billion market value as private companies, 77 percent of the founders were white. And, as a recently complied list of the 40 best (highest-return) venture capital investments of all time showed, of the 43 U.S.-based founders, 39 were white men. A party that relentlessly marginalizes a successful and numerous group should not long be able to remain in power, as long as that group is offered an attractive alternative. The GOP must create this alternative. 

The white working class is a declining social and political force. The minority working classes, while rising in numbers and needed as an important part of the right’s electoral coalition, still have even less cultural and political clout. While the GOP should certainly seek their votes and advocate for their interests, winning those votes will only provide a possible path to office, not a path to attaining culture-shaping power, for which winning elections is useful but insufficient. The managerial class has ruled America for decades, whether their representatives were in or out of office. 

Only a counter-elite can challenge our current managerial masters, and it is to the unashamed development and cultivation of that counter-elite, particularly among white voters excoriated by the Democratic regime, that the right must devote the lion’s share of its political energies. 

Jeremy Carl is a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute.

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WHOOPS: George W. Bush Suffers Brutal Freudian Slip – “The Decision of One Man to Launch a Wholly Unjustified and Brutal Invasion of Iraq” (VIDEO)

Former President George W. Bush is on a Biden-esque roll this week.

Just one day after getting punked by a pair of Russian radio pranksters, ‘W’ was off punking himself at a speech in Dallas at Southern Methodist University’s Bush Center on Wednesday.

As the former ‘Republican’ President shamelessly stumped for US Support of Ukraine, he accidentally referred to the Eastern European country as Iraq – and we are all well aware of Bush’s history in Iraq.

Making things even worse, Bush made the Freudian slip while trying to drag Putin for being a murderous dictator who was overstepping his boundaries.

Whoops.

From Bush:

In contrast (to Ukraine) Russian elections are rigged. Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated for participating in the Electoral process. The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq.

“I mean, of Ukraine,” Bush added, quickly corrected himself.

Funny Bush would bring up political opponents being silenced, with what’s currently going on in the US – let alone Ukraine, where it’s basically open season on Zelensky’s political opponents.

Watch:

OMFG!!!! https://t.co/90ZvuTGKBI

— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) May 19, 2022

Unfortunately, what Bush was purposefully saying was even worse than his gaffe. For the second time in a week, he praised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as a modern-day Winston Churchill and fear mongered about the war with the subtleties of a blue-haired NY Times opinion columnist.

No surprise – this neocon Warhawk has thrown his full support behind the war machine in Ukraine.

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Biden turns his attention back to Asia after months focused on Russia's war in Ukraine

President Joe Biden departs Thursday on an alliance-boosting visit to Asia, a belated first trip to a region that remains central to his foreign policy goals even as his focus has been drawn away.

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to address infant formula shortage

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that his administration would be taking new actions to attempt to alleviate ongoing infant formula shortages in the United States, including invoking the Defense Production Act.

SHOCK: NBC Reports Hunter Biden 'Under Growing Scrutiny' Over His Finances

NBC Nightly News ended its forty-seven-day silence on the mounting scandals surrounding Joe Biden’s drug-addict son Hunter on Wednesday when anchor Lester Holt and Washington correspondent Hallie Jackson reminded viewers who may have forgotten about Hunter Biden’s financial & legal problems.  Despite NBC reporting on President Biden’s criminal son, both ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News continued to ignore the story. Instead, they would rather focus on the U.S. women’s soccer team winning a lawsuit over equal pay and local weather reports.  Jackson opened her report by revealing the “President's son [is] under growing scrutiny tonight over his finances, with federal prosecutors in Delaware investigating Hunter Biden and whether he broke federal tax law. Now a representative for Mr. Biden tells NBC News his bill from the IRS about two million dollars, has been paid off.”      Yet the President’s son paying off the money he owes to the IRS doesn’t end his legal troubles, because as NBC legal analyst Chuck Rosenberg noted, “paying the tax bill, if in fact, that's what he did, doesn't undo the crime” and he even compared it to “returning money to a bank that you robbed. You still robbed the bank.”  Yet despite having not paid over two million dollars in taxes that he owed until now, Hunter Biden managed to spend “more than $200,000 a month on things like luxury hotel rooms, cash withdrawals, dental work, and payments on a Porsche according to documents on the hard drive” that NBC News had obtained from his laptop.  It’s not as if that reckless spending left Hunter little money to pay his taxes, because NBC reported Hunter and his company “brought in about $11 million between 2013 and 2018 including some years in which his father was Vice President.”  Hunter made that money as “an attorney, a board member to a Ukrainian gas company accused of bribing a prosecutor, and for a joint venture involving a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud.”  Towards the end of the report, NBC’s investigative correspondent Tom Winter believed that the “immediate focus appears to be for the President and Hunter Biden is whether or not there will be any charges as a result of this federal criminal investigation.”  This bias by omission from ABC & CBS was made possible by Prevagen on ABC, & Allstate on CBS. Their information is linked.  To read the relevant transcript click “expand”:  NBC Nightly News 5/18/2022 7:15:27 p.m. Eastern HALLIE JACKSON: The President's son under growing scrutiny tonight over his finances, with federal prosecutors in Delaware investigating Hunter Biden and whether he broke federal tax law. Now a representative for Mr. Biden tells NBC News his bill from the IRS about two million dollars, has been paid off. Two people familiar with the matter say the money was arranged by one of the younger Biden's new attorneys, Hollywood lawyer Kevin Morris best known for brokering a deal for the South Park TV show. Does paying that tax bill wash away any liability that Hunter Biden may have now?  CHUCK ROSENBERG (NBC LEGAL ANALYST): Paying the tax bill, if in fact, that's what he did, doesn't undo the crime. It would be like returning money to a bank that you robbed. You still robbed the bank. JACKSON: The President's son and his company brought in about $11 million between 2013 and 2018 including some years in which his father was Vice President, working as an attorney, a board member to a Ukrainian gas company accused of bribing a prosecutor, and for a joint venture involving a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud according to an NBC News analysis of a copy of Biden's harddrive and iCloud account as well as documents released by a Senate committee. During the campaign then-candidate, Joe Biden denied his son profited off a China connection.  JOE BIDEN: My son has not made money in terms of this thing about what are you talking about, China.  JACKSON: The records show Hunter Biden's company received nearly $5 million in consulting contracts from that joint venture funded by a Chinese energy company. A snapshot of Hunter Biden's spending shows that for about five months in late 2017 and early 2018, he spent more than $200,000 a month on things like luxury hotel rooms, cash withdrawals, dental work, and payments on a Porsche according to documents on the hard drive. A time period in which Hunter Biden has acknowledged struggling with drug addiction.  TOM WINTER (NBC NEWS INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT): The immediate focus appears to be for the President and Hunter Biden is whether or not there will be any charges as a result of this federal criminal investigation.  JACKSON: Hunter Biden's laptop a subject of controversy after documents recovered from it were brought to light by the Biden’s political opponents. With some cybersecurity experts at one point in 2020 suggesting it bore hallmarks of a Russian disinformation campaign. Since then, several news organizations have authenticated many emails from the laptop. And NBC News obtained a copy of the hard drive from a representative of Rudy Giuliani. The president has defended his son.  PETER DOOCY: Are you confident your son did nothing wrong?  BIDEN: I'm confident.  JACKSON: And Hunter Biden has denied any illegal business dealings.  HUNTER BIDEN: I am cooperating completely and I am absolutely certain, 100 percent certain that at the end of the investigation that I will be cleared of any wrongdoing.  JACKSON: Experts point out family members of a President who hold no official job in the administration are not bound by any government ethics rule.  WALTER SHUAB (FORMER DIRECTOR, U.S. OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS): Hunter Biden seems a lot like somebody whose primary profession is being Joe Biden's son, but unless there's a direct connection to Joe Biden, that's really more of a criticism of one private citizen rather than a government official or an administration.  JACKSON: Hunter Biden's attorney did not comment on the record and the White House has not responded to our request for comment. Lester?

“Effective”? Latest CDC Data Shows FULLY Vaccinated Children Have Higher Covid Infection Rates Than Unvaccinated Children

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As the Biden Administration green-lights another experimental jab of mRNA for 5-11-year-olds, the latest CDC data reveals children of that age have a higher Covid infection rate than their unvaccinated peers. In other words, kids who are jabbed are more likely to catch Covid, which also means the vaccinated are spreading the virus more than the unvaccinated.

So, these kids must take their boosters… Must be that dang sCiEnCe again.

BREAKING: FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shot for Children Ages 5 to 11 Years Old

According to the latest CDC data, children aged 5-11 have been contracting Covid at a higher rate if they have been fully vaccinated since February, which is the first time the agency recorded more vaccinated Covid cases than unvaccinated.

On Feb. 12, the CDC reported a weekly case rate among fully vaccinated children aged 5-11 of 250.02 per 100,000, compared to 245.82 among the unvaccinated children in the same age group.

Although the vaccines were billed as and promised to be ‘effective,’ they definitely aren’t living up to being anything close to it. Since February, the infection rate among vaccinated children remained higher through the third week of March, which is the latest available data published – and things are trending in the wrong direction.

As of March, the difference in the case rates has nearly doubled, with the most recent numbers showing a -11 gap (36.23 per 100,000 [vaxxed] / 26.98 per 100,000[unvaxxed]).

The breakdown of the case rate for 5-11-year-olds between Feb. and Mar. is as follows:

February 19: 136.61 per 100,000 [vaxxed] / 120.63 per 100,000[unvaxxed]

February 26: 71.81 per 100,000 [vaxxed] / 61.52 per 100,000[unvaxxed]

March 5: 56.67 per 100,000 [vaxxed] / 40.61 per 100,000[unvaxxed]

March 12: 42.56 per 100,000 [vaxxed] / 28.75 per 100,000[unvaxxed]

March 19: 36.23 per 100,000 [vaxxed] / 26.98 per 100,000[unvaxxed]

The Biden Administration and the FDA authorized the experimental vaccine for children in this age group in November of 2021. In just three short months, enough children had become vaccinated and the case rate flipped. Any protection the jab provided quickly wore off, making the fully vaccinated children more susceptible to and more likely to spread the virus than the unvaccinated.

In all, there are over 28 million children aged 5-11 in the United States. Unfortunately, a whopping ~8 million of them (or 28.8%) have been fully vaccinated already, according to the Mayo Clinic. Not only is the virus proven to be effectively non-lethal for children, especially ones of this young age (99.995% or higher recovery rate), but the experimental vaccine has proven to have negative effectiveness – aka higher infection rate – across multiple age groups.

In addition to the poor results, the mRNA vaccine has been directly linked to serious and life-threatening side effects that have become prevalent in the wake of its rollout. Most concerningly of which – myocarditis – is popping up at an unprecedented rate in otherwise healthy children and young people all across the world. According to heart experts like Dr. Peter McCullough, who is the most published Cardiologist in the world, “an extraordinary number of young individuals that are going to have permanent heart damage” because of this experimental jab. 

“Reprehensible and Reckless:” Noted Cardiologist Blasts the FDA For Downplaying Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis and Approving Experimental Jab For Children – Says An “Extraordinary Number” of Young People Will End Up With “PERMANENT Heart Damage”

Keep in mind, Fauci, Biden, and the rest of the tyrannical public health bureaucracy just Ok’d boosters for 5-11-year-olds. Considering everything that’s publicly available, let alone what the federal government has compiled, this is beyond criminal. How much more data is needed to pull these shots off the market?

Meanwhile, Pfizer is cashing in at a tune of $1,000 per second. Those Fed kickbacks are coming in hot.

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House Passes Domestic Terrorism Bill After Buffalo Shooting

The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.

House Passes Domestic Terrorism Bill After Buffalo Shooting

The House passed legislation late Wednesday night that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York.

Only two Asia-Pacific markets are in positive territory so far this year

There are only two major indexes across Asia-Pacific that are in positive territory so far in 2022, and both of them are in Southeast Asia.

Democrat Witness Tells Lawmakers Men Can Get Pregnant and Have Abortions (VIDEO)

Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

One Democrat witness told lawmakers that men can get pregnant and have abortions.

Welcome to hell.

GOP Rep. Dan Bishop (NC) asked abortion advocate Aimee Arrambide to define what “a woman is” – and her response summed up the Marxist-Democrat part in a nutshell.

“I believe that everyone can identify for themselves,” Arrambide said.

“Do you believe that men can become pregnant and have abortions?” Rep Bishop asked.

“Yes,” Arrambide said.

So men are allowed to have opinions on abortion now?

VIDEO:

Q: "Do you believe that men can become pregnant and have abortions?" –@RepDanBishop

A: "Yes." -Democrat witness pic.twitter.com/TfxboajSJU

— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) May 18, 2022

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Updates: Musk for the Win, and the Progressive Roots of “Replacement Theory”

(Steven Hayward)

When I posted in Loose Ends earlier today about Tesla being booted off the S&P ESG ETF, I neglected to speculate that it was Musk’s recent declaration that he’s going to vote Republican because Democrats have become too radical that might have triggered the step the woke capitalists have taken. And Musk has gamely responded:

You know, I’m starting to think Musk is even better at Twitter than Trump.

The indispensable Phil Magness points out that “replacement theory” was first articulated by the original Progressives 100 years ago, in particular the sociologist E.A Ross in 1901 lecture:

So it looks like once again today’s “Progressive” racists are keeping faith with their forebears. Though yes, the “replacement” by “Asiatics” is ironic here.

Sharpton: Dems Must Act -- We Are Getting 'Live-Streamed Lynched in Broad Daylight'

By: Pam Key · Pam Key
MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Wednesday "Deadline" that activists must push for Democrats to act in light of the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY.

Cotton: Disinfo. Board Was Only Paused Because People Found out, Congress Needs to Ensure Nothing Like It Can Ever Exist

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America Reports,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) celebrated the pausing of plans for the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board but noted that the pause isn’t permanent and argued that the board

Republicans Cast 150K More Votes than Democrats in North Carolina Primaries: 'GOP Enthusiasm Way Up'

Republican voters turned out in droves to participate in the North Carolina primaries and surpassed Democrat participation.

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The symbols of the Democratic(L) (donkey) and Republican (elephant) parties are seen on display in Washington, DC on August 25, 2008. The Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday in Denver Colorado followed by the Republican National Convention next week in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jankowicz: 'Ironic' Disinformation Board Killed by Disinformation

By: Pam Key · Pam Key
Government official Nina Jankowicz said Wednesday on MSNBC's "All In" that the Department of Homeland Security’s new Disinformation Governance Board was disbanded because of disinformation.

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Nina Jankowicz

Joe Biden Finally Invokes Defense Production Act on Baby Formula After Months of Failure

The White House released a video of Biden speaking from the Oval Office, reassuring parents he understood they were worried about their children.

Joe Biden MAGA Agenda

President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cawthorn’s Spokesman: NC GOP Republicans GLOATED After Uniparty Took Out MAGA Rep. Madison Cawthorn in NC Primary (VIDEO)

Rep. Madison Cawthorn is talented, extremely charismatic, very intelligent, a gifted speaker, very handsome, physically challenged, and a popular GOP lawmaker.

Last night Madison Cawthorn lost his primary election in North Carolina.

Cawthorn had two things against him: He loved MAGA and Trump and he spoke the truth about Washington corruption. For this, Republican elites and their Democrat allies spent millions of dollars and ran a vicious smear campaign to take him out.

If Republicans were a serious political party they would have done all they could to defend and promote this amazing young Republican politician.

But they aren’t and they didn’t.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s spokesperson Micah Bock went on with Prime News on Newsmax TV after Rep. Madison Cawthorn was defeated last night in the North Carolina Republican primary.

According to Micah Bock, the North Carolina Republican establishment GLOATED after the Uniparty defeated MAGA Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the youngest member of the US Congress.

Micah Bock: I think there is about 2 million reasons on why he lost the election last night. And those reasons are every single dollar of dark money that flooded into his district from outside donors from outside of NC-11. Specifically $300,000 the flooded into the district through a North Carolina federal senator. So if you want to talk about the reasons why young conservative politicians may not stick with the norm of the establishment viewpoints, why they may get the stick more often than not, you have to look at where the establishment is sending their money. And unfortunately in this case they sent that money to silence a young conservative voice.

When asked if Cawthorn’s loss will embolden the mainstream media Bock had this to say.

Micah Bock: I think it absolutely will. And I don’t think it’s just going to embolden the mainstream media. There was a piece by the Daily Beast that is a far left news organization where they interviewed members of the North Carolina GOP establishment who were gloating about the articles that were published about Congressman Cawthorn. And they were gloating about the efforts they had taken to undermine his candidacy.

It should be clear to every Trump voter at this point that the Republican Party establishment is on the other side. The GOP party elites at this point have more in common with Democrats than they do with their voting base. That is not opinion but fact.

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Asia stock markets sell off; Hong Kong's Hang Seng down 3% and Tencent shares plunge 8%

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Nets Ignore News Jankowicz Resigns, Disinformation Board Put on Pause

On Wednesday morning, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security is putting a pause on the Orwellian Disinformation Governance Board (DGB). It was later reported by The Wall Street Journal that the executive director in charge of the board, Nina Jankowicz is stepping down.  “With the exception of one minute and 23 seconds on the May 1 edition of the Sunday show Meet the Press” the broadcast networks have refused to cover the news of the Biden administration’s Orwellian Ministry of Truth. Instead, the evening newscasts ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News have decided to cover the U.S. women’s soccer team winning a lawsuit over equal pay and local weather reports.  Yet, Fox News Channel’s America Reports did manage to cover the reported pause in the operation of the DGB and Jankowicz’s resignation. At the helm of the Wednesday afternoon broadcast of America Reports, co-hosts John Roberts and Gillian Turner covered the story.      “There’s breaking news in the last few minutes on the Biden administration's so-called Disinformation Governance Board as well as the woman chosen to head up the controversial program,” Roberts announced over the sound of Fox’s famous "Fox News Alert" jingle. “The Wall Street Journal now reporting that Nina Janowicz has made the decision to step down and return to the public sphere following reports the entire disinformation board project was put on pause,” Roberts added.  Turner jumped in to note that “today's announcement comes about three weeks after the board became operational and garnered some pretty fierce criticism from Republicans questioning whether the government should be monitoring what is and what is not true”   Washington correspondent Mark Meredith reporting live from the North Lawn of the White House remarked that “this was a board that was supposed to be built for combating misinformation but critics have accused Nina Jankowicz of extreme bias for some of her past political tweets.”  Meredith then read a snarky and petulant tweet from White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates which bemoaned the pushback from conservatives and free speech advocates: "these smears leveled by bad faith right-wing actors against a deeply qualified expert and against efforts to better combat human smuggling and domestic terrorism are disgusting, and the administration has forcefully spoken out against them repeatedly. Neither Nina Jankowicz nor the board have anything to do with censorship or with removing content from anywhere.”  For the entire twenty-one-day lifespan of Biden’s Ministry of Truth, the networks have almost entirely ignored its existence. That’s how you know they think it makes their pals in the Biden administration look bad.  This bias by omission from the three evening newscasts was made possible by Prevagen on ABC, Allstate on CBS, and Liberty Mutual on NBC. Their information is linked.   To read the relevant transcript of the May 18 America Reports segment click “expand”:  FNC’s America Reports 5/18/2022 2:01:19 p.m. Eastern  JOHN ROBERTS: And there’s breaking news in the last few minutes on the Biden administration's so-called Disinformation Governance Board as well as the woman chosen to head up the controversial program. The Wall Street Journal now reporting that Nina Janowicz has made the decision to step down and return to the public sphere following reports the entire disinformation board project was put on pause.  GILLIAN TURNER: So today's announcement comes about three weeks after the board became operational and garnered some pretty fierce criticism from Republicans questioning whether the government should be monitoring what is and what is not true. It wasn't just fears about an Orwellian ministry of truth raising questions though but also the administration's defense of the board and what it's designed to do. Both the White House and D.H.S. Secretary Mayorkas really struggled to define the board's mission during sworn testimony. Mayorkas said the board was intended to combat misinformation online but didn’t really offer a lot of specifics to satisfy Republican lawmakers.  ROBERTS: And then, there were also Nina Jankowicz's own past comments that turned out not to be true, critics pointed to her past positions on the now-debunked the Steele dossier and the Hunter Biden laptop, reporting that turned out is true, but she dismissed it as Russian disinformation.  (...) MARK MEREDITH: Hey Gillian and John good afternoon to both of you. Well just as quickly as it launched, it appears the Department of Homeland Security’s disinformation board is being put on pause. The White House briefing which was set to get underway about thirty minutes ago is just about to get started now and I would bet quite a bit of money there’s going to be a lot of questions about why the sudden change of plans from the administration. As you talked about, The Washington Post was the first to report that Nina Jankowicz, the executive director in charge of this board is stepping down from her post.  This was a board that was supposed to be built for combating misinformation but critics have accused Nina Jankowicz of extreme bias for some of her past political tweets. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was also facing repeated questions about what the board was actually going to be doing and if the administration was truly taking steps to police free speech. The White House is out with a statement today saying it believes the board itself is still a good idea. In a statement out it says "These smears leveled by bad faith right-wing actors against a deeply qualified expert and against efforts to better combat human smuggling and domestic terrorism are disgusting, and the administration has forcefully spoken out against them repeatedly. Neither Nina Jankowicz nor the board have anything to do with censorship or with removing content from anywhere.”  Republicans revolted against the idea of this board from the start, some comparing it to the Ministry of Truth from George Orwell's 1984. We have seen reaction pour in the second this news broke. Michigan Congresswoman Lisa McClain tweeting “the board should never have been created in the first place. Not only does DHS need to pause the creation of this board, we need to make sure nothing like this is ever created again.”  We also heard from West Virginia Senator Shelly Moore Capito who says “word that this ludicrous Orwellian idea has been put on pause is good news for all Americans.” So not only was there a P.R. issue that was coming from this, there was also a potential legal challenge, We had seen something like 20 attorneys general across the country threatening to sue the administration over this, and again we are waiting for fresh white house reaction here any moment now.

Poll: Georgia Gov. Kemp Leading Perdue by 32 Points in GOP Primary

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Nevada Officials Are Investigating Chicago Laboratory That Missed 96% of COVID Positive Cases

Nevada officials are investigating a Chicago laboratory after they found that 96% of their tests missed 96% of positive COVID cases.

State public health officials found that Chicago-based Northshore’s PCR tests missed 96% of the positive cases.

They would have had better luck with a thermometer.

This also reveals the COVID virus was not the serious public health threat we were led to believe or there would have been mass deaths in the state. There weren’t.

ProPublica reported:

A ProPublica investigation into the company’s operations in Nevada, including a review of more than 3,000 pages of internal emails obtained through public records requests, shows the Chicago laboratory’s testing was unreliable from the start. As evidence mounted that Northshore was telling infected people that they had tested negative for the virus, government managers in Nevada ignored their own scientists’ warnings and expanded the lab’s testing beyond schools to the general public.

Ultimately, state public health officials found that Northshore’s PCR tests missed 96% of the positive cases from the university campus — errors that sent people infected with COVID-19 back into the community. But to date, neither state nor county health officials have alerted the public to the inaccurate tests.

ProPublica’s investigation also found that Northshore used political connections, including contracting with the sons of a close friend to the governor, to fast-track its state laboratory license application and secure testing agreements with five government entities in the state. Those agreements not only gave Northshore the exclusive right to test and bill for thousands of people a week, they also gave its lab a legitimacy lacking among upstart testing companies that had set up shop in strip malls and parking lots across the country.

In mid-January, when state regulators finally launched an investigation into Northshore, they found the company had been operating unlicensed sites across Nevada. They allowed the company to continue its rapid antigen testing anyway.

Read the rest here.

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CDC Suggests US Travelers Take COVID Test, Regardless of Vaccine Status

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is again recommending that domestic American travelers submit to a COVID-19 test roughly three days before each trip.

CDC Suggests US Travelers Take COVID Test, Regardless of Vaccine Status

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is again recommending that domestic American travelers submit to a COVID-19 test roughly three days before each trip.

Christine Drazan Wins Oregon's GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

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AG Garland Meets With Supreme Court Officials Over Security for Justices

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More People Should Watch The Most Underrated Sci-Fi Show on Prime Video - CNET

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Released from Prison Early

Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund and pharmaceutical executive who in March 2018 was sentenced to seven years in federal prison, was released early on Wednesday.

Martin Shkreli

FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Shkreli's lawyer says his client's caustic online rants shouldn't be taken so seriously. The attorney for the convicted ex-biotech CEO argued in court papers filed Tuesday, Sept. 12, that Shkreli's recent offer to pay a $5,000 bounty for a lock of Hillary Clinton's hair falls under the category of "political satire or strained humor." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NewsBusters Podcast: Ding Dong, the Disinformation Board Is Dead?

It felt like a shocking victory when the Washington Post reported the Department of Homeland Security has "paused" its Disinformation Governance Board. The reporter on this scoop was Taylor Lorenz, the social-media columnist who imagines herself as a guardian of women on the savage internet. She lamented how the right-wingers sought to ruin DGB boss Nina Jankowicz with their negative narratives. "Jankowicz was on the receiving end of the harshest attacks, with her role mischaracterized as she became a primary target on the right-wing Internet," Lorenz claimed. "She has been subject to an unrelenting barrage of harassment and abuse while unchecked misrepresentations of her work continue to go viral." As if Donald Trump and his staff didn't receive "an unrelenting barrage of harassment and abuse" from The Washington Post? Journalism and satire are wonderful tools when liberals use them apparently, but it's unrelenting harassment when conservatives get involved. We also touch on how Chuck Todd thinks it's lame for conservatives to suggest that federal misinformation bureaus are a threat to free speech, and how ex-Fox reporter Carl Cameron suggested misinformation was bad enough that someone (journalists?) should be going to jail. We won't hold our breath waiting for Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy to object, strenuously. Enjoy the podcast below, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

US Intel Shows Russians Fear Mariupol Abuse Will Backfire

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Techno Fog: Day 2 of the Michael Sussmann Trial

Via Techno Fog’s SubStack:

Day 2 of the Michael Sussmann trial started with some housekeeping. Here are the rulings of note:

  1. Robby Mook, who has a scheduled vacation in Spain, will testify on Friday. He’s a defense witness.
  2. Evidence of Steele’s meetings with Sussmann and Fusion GPS in July 2016, and his tasking to conduct research on Alfa Bank, according to the judge, “can come in.” The judge observed they are “relevant to Mr. Sussmann’s activities for the campaign and his attorney-client relationship, as far as it went, with the campaign as it relates to Alfa-Bank.”

Onto the witnesses. We start with the short testimony of Deborah Fine.

Fine began working for the Hillary Clinton Campaign (aka Hillary for America) as “one of several deputy general counsels” in May 2016. She answered to Marc Elias, the campaign’s general counsel.

After being presented with calendar entries confirming her daily calls with Fusion GPS, she testified that she worked with them as “part of my work for the campaign.” In fact, she regularly interacted with Glenn Simpson and co-founder Peter Fritsch. Fine conceded that Fusion GPS were seemingly free to conduct research on their own, stating she “personally didn’t direct them” to accomplish specific tasks.

On cross, she admitted she didn’t now if Marc Elias spoke to anyone else at the Clinton Campaign about the activities of Fusion GPS. She was out of the loop regarding efforts to bring the Alfa Bank allegations to the NY Times or to the FBI.

Testimony of Laura Seago

Laura Seago worked with Fusion GPS back in 2016, where she reported directly to Fritsch and Simpson. She has been granted immunity by the Special Counsel for her testimony. She understood Marc Elias to be the Fusion GPS contact for the Clinton Campaign.

Seago stated she was present at a summer 2016 meeting with “Mr. Elias, my colleague Peter Fritsch from Fusion GPS, Mr. Sussmann, and Mr. Sussmann’s client Rodney Joffe.” As to the nature of that meeting:

“The general purpose, to the best of my recollection, was to discuss allegations of communications between the Trump organization and Alfa-Bank.”

Once the Alfa Bank allegations were developed, Seago met with journalist Franklin Foer (who would write the October 31, 2016 Alfa Bank article in Slate). The purpose of that meeting was to discuss “the allegations of communication between the Trump Organization and Alfa-Bank.”

They sold Foer on the Alfa Bank data at that meeting, telling him there were “highly credible computer scientists who seemed to think that these allegations were credible.” These “credible computer scientists” would ultimately be cited in Foer’s article. She admitted that Fusion GPS did nothing to validate the DNS records – something she said was “beyond my capabilities.”

Seago was walked-through a number of e-mails she had with Joffe and other members of Fusion GPS. Some of these were privileged (the Joffe e-mails) so the Special Counsel was unable to discuss with Seago the contents. However, she did know about contents of the Joffe e-mails generally:

Finally, she admitted to understanding whose interests were served by planting the Alfa Bank story.

Now we get to Marc Elias.

Elias meet weekly with Fusion GPS at his office. Typically Peter Fritsch and Glenn Simpson would be in attendance. Generally, those meetings involved discussions of Elias’s “needs” and Fusion GPS’s “work” – which included what Elias described as the “unusual connections” the Trump Campaign had with Russia. They would also report to Elias on their findings related to Trump during the election.

Notably, Elias mentioned Jake Sullivan as someone at the Clinton Campaign who knew about the Trump/Russia research (though there is uncertainty as to whether Sullivan knew about Fusion’s activities). Elias would give the campaign these updates.

A brief aside: Jake Sullivan’s wife is Margaret Goodlander – who serves as counsel to Attorney General Merrick Garland. We understand that she has not recused herself from anything having to do with the Special Counsel’s investigation. We further understand that Goodlander is keeping close tabs on Durham’s investigation. We’ll report on that down the road…

Anyway, Elias also testified that the Clinton Campaign paid them (Perkins Coie) a “flat fee” for their legal services. Why is this important? Because it explains why Sussmann would block bill the Clinton Campaign (see tweet below). (“Block billing” is having a multi-hour entry with a generalized description. Example: “6.5 hours on confidential project.) For flat fee work, attorneys are generally allowed block billing because the client isn’t paying the hourly rate.

Read Techno Fog’s full article here.

Day 2 of the Sussmann trial –

Fusion GPS's Laura Seago testified to meeting @FranklinFoer at his home to push out Alfa Bank hoax.

Marc Elias also testified.

He would brief the Clinton campaign on Fusion GPS's findings.https://t.co/Eb52mMyz2Q

— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) May 18, 2022

This article was republished by The Gateway Pundit with permission.

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New CNN Boss Decries How 'Extremes Are Dominating Cable News'

During a Warner Brothers Discovery advertisers event on Wednesday, new CNN boss Chris Licht and WBD boss David Zaslav made waves with the former announcing he plans to make CNN a “beacon” for journalism and wanted to oppose the “extremes [that] are dominating cable news.” Meanwhile, the latter knocked other news outlets as mere “advocacy networks.” On top of that, they announced a new format for New Day and where they’re going to shunt former CNN+ host Chris Wallace. Sounding like any other self-righteous hack in the media these days, Licht told advertisers that “The next chapter” for CNN is “one where we aspire to be a beacon for the kind of journalism essential to a functioning democracy.” He warned that we live in “a time where extremes are dominating cable news.” And to counter that “we will seek to go a different way reflecting the real lives of our viewers and elevating the way America and the world views this medium.” “We intend to challenge the traditional philosophy of cable news, delivering programming and commentary that questions the status quo shatters,” he said. “Groupthink holds our leaders on both sides of the aisle accountable to facts, and fights fearlessly to get to the truth.” For his part, Zaslav chided their competitors by saying “most news networks are advocacy networks.” As if that didn’t also describe most CNN programming on any given day when they serve as a vehicle for Democratic Party propaganda. “[W]e at CNN intend to advocate for journalism first,” he added. “To advocate for facts and for truth, and to advocate for underserved news consumers for Americans seeking more accurate information and less yelling and conflict.” So, they’re going to use some necromancy to raise their “facts first” campaign from the dead? Zaslav also touted their worldwide reach: “There is no news organization in the world like CNN. No one has the newsgathering resources, no one has the people on the ground everywhere in the world. None.” As for the future of Wallace, who jumped ship from Fox News for the now-dead pastures of CNN+, Licht announced that his show Who’s Taking to Chris Wallace would be getting a new home on HBO Max and that he’ll still be a CNN anchor. “Chris’s show will be part of what we’re calling CNN Sunday. It’s a unique opportunity for your brand’s to appear alongside our premium content,” he said. Sounds a lot like his old show, Fox News Sunday. Licht, who was once the executive producer of Morning Joe on MSNBC, also has some interesting plans for CNN’s New Day. “I’m going to be honest here, we are seeking to be a disrupter of the broadcast morning shows in this space, and we believe we have the people and resources to do that,” he told advertisers. TVNewser touts “If there’s anyone who knows morning television, it’s Licht. We’ll see what he has in mind this fall.” You can find some of CNN’s advertisers at our Conservatives Fight Back page were we link to their contact information.

Siccing Mobs on the Supreme Court Justices

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Sens. Klobuchar, Warren Introduce $20B Bill to Help States Administer Elections

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Vaccination Blues

(John Hinderaker)

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the covid vaccines have underperformed. After a few months, they provide only minimal protection. Healthy Skeptic has the Minnesota numbers, and every other state is no doubt the same if the data can be extracted. Click to enlarge:

Currently, 78% of covid cases are in fully vaccinated people, as are 67% of hospitalizations. There aren’t many deaths, but if we go back to the end of February, 70% of “covid deaths” are fully vaccinated people. We have here, as Kevin Roche says, an epidemic of the vaxed.

Yet the zombie march of vax mandates continues. Unvaccinated athletes are shunned and disqualified, as though they pose a risk to the vaccinated–which never did make any sense, still less given the current numbers. Four Air Force Academy cadets may not graduate because they have not been vaccinated, a procedure that reduces their risk of getting a serious case of covid–let alone someone else’s risk!–to no perceptible extent.

Meanwhile, Healthy Skeptic notes that another element of the government’s covid narrative has been busted. Commentary on the epidemic commonly insists or assumes that it is knuckle-dragging, anti-science Trump troglodytes who refuse to get vaccinated, and thereby endanger the rest of us. In fact, as I have pointed out for a long time, the percentage of vaccinated Republicans undoubtedly exceeds the percentage of vaccinated Democrats. Why?

Remember the nonsense about it being Trump Republicans who wouldn’t get vaccinated. This study from a large Southern state, where there are probably lots of Trumpers, finds that the lowest rates of vax are among African-Americans, by far. (Medrxiv Study)

Why are blacks generally less interested than others in getting the covid shots? Maybe they are just smarter than the rest of us. Or maybe it has something to do with myths that have been fed to them for decades by leftists, like the one about AIDS being a government conspiracy to destroy black communities. Why, if you grew up on such propaganda, would you trust the public health establishment? And how sad is it that those who least trusted the public health establishment turned out to be right?

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