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9 Times Lisa Murkowski Voted with Democrats 

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) heads into the November midterm election against Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibka having voted with Senate Democrats nine times in the last two years.

Breitbart Enters Film Distribution Business with 'My Son Hunter'; Directed by Robert Davi, Starring Laurence Fox and Gina Carano

The film follows the "smartest guy" the President of the United States knows as he navigates a tangled web of prostitution, partying, international business dealings, drugs, sex, Chinese spies, a laptop from Hell, Ukrainian oligarchs, more sex, more drugs, and, of course, his responsibilities to the leader of the free world.

EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Regime Critics Demand Biden Deny Visa to ‘Butcher of Tehran’ President Raisi

Critics of the Islamic Republic of Iran called to deny a visa to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi — dubbed the “Butcher of Tehran” —  following reports of his plans to travel to New York to attend the United Nations upcoming session, warning his attendance would “endanger national security,” serve to “appease terrorists,” and “reward the Iranian regime for its assassination and kidnapping attempts on Americans.”

Poll: Just 13% Say the Multibillion-Dollar Climate Bill Will Decrease Inflation

Americans remain doubtful that the far-left's multibillion-dollar bill will reduce inflation, a poll from The Economist/YouGov found. 

Nolte: Sam Harris Approves of Media Misinforming Voters to Stop Trump

Sam Harris has admitted that he approves of the corporate media manipulating and misinforming the public to stop Donald Trump.
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Joe Biden Called Liz Cheney After She Lost Her Primary Race in Wyoming

Bloomberg News reports that Biden phoned Cheney on Wednesday, the day after she experienced a crushing electoral defeat to her primary challenger Harriet Hageman.

Ohio Flips: 1st Poll Post Mar-a-Lago Raid Shows J.D. Vance, Republicans Have Overtaken Democrats

In the first poll since the unprecedented Mar-a-Lago raid, Emerson College Polling showed that J.D. Vance, the Trump-backed Republican nominee for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat, and Republicans had overtaken Democrats in the Buckeye State.

Joe Biden Spends Record 150 Days at Home as President in Just 18 Months

Joe Biden has now spent a record 150 days at home in Delaware since he was elected president, easily beating previous recent presidential records.

Scarborough: 38%-39% of GOP Electorate 'Want to Throw Away American Democracy'

MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday accused a large portion of the GOP of wanting "to replace the U.S. government" and "throw away American democracy."

'Superpower in Its Downfall': China Celebrates Anniversary of Biden Afghanistan Disaster

China’s state-run Global Times took a victory lap on Monday, the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, hailing the debacle as the death of American “hegemony” and a humiliation the United States will never overcome.

Judges OK's Lawsuit to Curb Migration with Environmental Rules

Immigration reformers have won the first round of a lawsuit that could force the government to protect Americans' natural environment by curbing legal and illegal migration. 
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IRS Whistleblower: 'Billionaires ... Laughing' as Biden Plan Targets Working, Middle Class with Audits

A former lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), who accused the agency of going after elderly Americans, says President Joe Biden's "Inflation Reduction Act" will undoubtedly target working and middle class Americans with new IRS audits.

Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims Working, Middle Class Will Not 'Pay a Penny More' as Result of IRS Audits

While signing the "Inflation Reduction Act" into law on Tuesday, President Joe Biden said no Americans "earning less than $400,000 a year will pay a penny more in federal taxes" as a result of billions to drastically boost Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits.

Joe Biden Removes Mask and Coughs into Hand After Close Contact with Coronavirus

President Joe Biden flouted coronavirus mask protocols on Tuesday after his wife Jill Biden tested positive for the virus.

Joe Biden Signs $430 Billion Climate and Health Care Spending Bill to 'Fight Inflation'

The bill raises the corporate minimum tax to 15 percent and spends more money on bolstering the ability of the IRS to enforce taxes.

Nikki Haley Slams Biden WH Foreign Policy -- 'They Think if They Say Something, It's True'

On Tuesday, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley lambasted the Biden administration's foreign policy on the one-year anniversary of the botched withdrawal out of Afghanistan.

Exclusive — Randy Weber: Biden’s ‘War on Fossil Fuels’ Makes America Dependent on the Rest of the World

Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) is raising an alarm on the Biden administration selling crude oil from America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which is at its lowest inventory level in nearly four decades years.

Graham Blasts Biden's Afghanistan Withdrawal -- 'This Decision Was Against Sound Military Advice'

Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) weighed in on the one-year mark of President Joe Biden's botched withdrawal out of Afghanistan that led to the death of 13 U.S. soldiers.

Double Vaccinated, Twice Boosted Jill Biden Tests Positive for Coronavirus Despite Isolating from Joe Biden

First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for coronavirus on Monday evening, according to the White House, even after isolating herself from her husband President Joe Biden when he had the virus.

Republicans, Democrats Seek Green Cards for Biden's Unvetted Afghans

A handful of Republicans and Democrats are seeking to give green cards to thousands of Afghans brought to the United States by President Joe Biden's administration amid allegations of widespread vetting failures. 

Republican Derrick Van Orden Launches Campaign Ad Remembering Biden's Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

Republican Derrick Van Orden, a retired Navy SEAL, backed by former President Donald Trump, launched a new campaign ad over the weekend, one year after Kabul fell to the Taliban after President Joe Biden's disastrous withdrawal.

WH Monkeypox Response Deputy Coordinator: 'We Had to Pivot' Because We Learned It 'Wasn't Feasible' to Focus on Vaccinating Contacts

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight,” White House National Monkeypox Response Deputy Coordinator Dr. Demetre Daskalakis stated that the increase in monkeypox cases “shows that the virus really has really been characterized by lots of twists and turns.” And

Migrants Celebrate Joe Biden Ending 'Remain in Mexico' Program: 'I Am Free'

Border crossers, hoping to be released into the United States, are celebrating President Joe Biden ending the widely successful "Remain in Mexico" program that helped reduce asylum fraud.

Progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman Dodges Question on Biden Running in 2024

Progressive New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D) on Sunday became the latest Democrat to dodge the question about whether President Joe Biden should seek the White House in 2024.  

Report: Hunter Made Millions After Meeting with VP Joe Biden About Romanian Real Estate Deal

Hunter Biden reportedly raked in millions of dollars after he met with Vice President Joe Biden in the White House about Romanian real estate deal.

NY Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney Says 'Off the Record' Biden Is 'Not Running Again'

Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who is in a heated primary battle with longtime House colleague Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), said "off the record" that President Joe Biden is "not running again" in 2024.

Ron Johnson: 'I Don't Believe Anything that Joe Biden Tells Me'

Monday on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria," Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) reacted to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre saying President Joe Biden had not been briefed prior to the FBI's raid of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home.

Exclusive — Afghan Interpreter: Joe Biden's Afghanistan Withdrawal 'Resulted in Chaos'

Jamil Hassan, an Afghan translator who worked for Gens. David Petraeus (Ret.) and John Nicholson (Ret.) and author of Promises Betrayed: An Afghan Interpreter at The Fall of Kabul, said on SirusXM's Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak that President Joe Biden's decisions regarding the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan led to "chaos."

Two Thirds of Biden Voters Have a Dim View of U.S. Economy

More than one-third of Biden voters say the economy is already in a recession.

Exclusive -- WATCH: Illinois Republican Esther Joy King Releases First Digital Ad on Anniversary of Fall of Kabul

Esther Joy King, the Republican nominee in Illinois' Seventeen Congressional District, is releasing her first digital ad of the cycle on Monday -- on the first anniversary of the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan -- highlighting her work to help 51 people escape the country under Taliban control.

White House Worried August Might Be 'Momentum Killer' for Joe Biden

President Joe Biden's communications staff members worry he could lose some of his political "momentum" in August while on vacation.

Biden Finally Makes Statement on Rushdie Stabbing, and It’s Even Worse Than You’d Expect

Biden Finally Makes Statement on Rushdie Stabbing, and It’s Even Worse Than You’d Expect
New in PJ Media: On Saturday I pointed out that a full day had gone by since Salman Rushdie was stabbed, and Old Joe Biden, the putative president of the United States, hadn’t said Word One about the attack, leaving National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan to issue a vacuous and perfunctory statement. Eventually, however, Old Joe’s ghostwriter […]

Joe Biden Rides His Bike in Front of Reporters on the Beach, Refuses to Take Questions

The president, wearing a polo and shorts, rode along the beach front, stopping to visit with some families and children and take selfies with supporters.

Bolton warned before Rushdie attack that Iran wasn’t targeting only him, called on Biden to end negotiations

Bolton warned before Rushdie attack that Iran wasn’t targeting only him, called on Biden to end negotiations
Bolton, who is quite spectacularly wrong about so very much, cannot be wrong all the time. “Bolton calls Iran assassination plot an ‘act of war,’ calls on Biden admin to ‘terminate’ nuclear talks,” by Brooke Singman, Fox News, August 11, 2022: EXCLUSIVE: Former White House national security adviser Amb. John Bolton said the assassination plot against him […]

Total Silence Would Have Been Better Than the White House’s Reaction to the Rushdie Stabbing

Total Silence Would Have Been Better Than the White House’s Reaction to the Rushdie Stabbing
This was written before Biden issued his statement, which I’ll write about soon. From PJ Media: As of a full twenty-four hours after Salman Rushdie was stabbed at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, Old Joe Biden has not said word one about the attack. You might think that a violent attack upon a […]

Biden's America: 95 Percent Say They Have Been Impacted by Inflation

The overwhelming majority of Americans say they have been impacted by inflation, a poll from The Economist/YouGov found.

Exclusive -- Republican NY Congressional Candidate Carl Paladino on Mar-a-Lago Raid: Susan Rice Likely Behind 'Gestapo Tactics'

Deep State types such as Susan Rice are likely behind the FBI's raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home, Carl Paladino, a Republican upstate New York businessman who is running for Congress in New York's 23rd Congressional District, told Breitbart News Saturday. He contended that it would have to be someone other than President Biden, who "isn't there" but, rather, is vacationing "all the time."

New York Democrats Celebrate Biden's Wave of Low-Wage Migrants

New York's Democratic politicians, employers, and landlords are welcoming the arrival of more penniless foreign migrants to their overcrowded city.

Maher: Biden 'Absolutely' Shouldn't Run in 2024

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued that even with passing the Inflation Reduction Act, the inflation and jobs numbers, and the death of former al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, President Joe Biden shouldn’t run for reelection

Chinese Media: ‘Partisan Infighting’ Turned U.S. into ‘Banana Republic’

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday declared the “partisan infighting drama” over the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence was proof the United States has degenerated into a “banana republic.”

Journalist Alex Berenson: Twitter Ban Followed Months of White House Pressure

Journalist and author Alex Berenson, formerly a science writer for the New York Times and known for being one of the most vocal critics of official coronavirus policy, reports that the White House was privately pressuring Twitter in the months prior to his permanent ban from the platform, which was recently overturned after his lawsuit against the social media company was settled.

Congress Passes $700 Billion 'Inflation Reduction' Act

The House on Friday passed the $700 billion Inflation Reduction Act, which, unlike its moniker, would not reduce inflation and instead spends hundreds of billions of dollars on climate change and Obamacare programs.

Jean-Pierre on Immediate Impact of Inflation Reduction Act: Pass It, Then See How 'Mechanics' of Lowering Energy Costs Will 'Work Through'

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the immediate impacts on inflation from the Inflation Reduction Act will be continuing Obamacare premiums that already exist right now and energy costs, although we’ll

Palestinians to Discuss Full Recognition of 'State of Palestine' in Upcoming U.N. Session with Joe Biden

The Palestinian Authority is planning to demand full recognition for “State of Palestine” at the United Nations and has been in contact with President Joe Biden about the matter, Palestinian media reported ahead of the General Assembly in September.

Hunter Biden Laptop Repairman Says FBI Agent Threatened Him

Hunter Biden's laptop repairman, John Paul Mac Isaac, said an FBI agent threatened him to stay silent after Isaac told the agent he would change the FBI agents names when he published a book about the "laptop from hell."

California to Become First State to Provide Free Meals for All Students

California is set to become the first state in the nation to implement a program offering free meals for all students.

The madness of slow Joe, Iran edition (16)

(Scott Johnson)

Negotiations with the Iranian regime facilitated by our Russian “friends” have culminated in a final text of a new nuke deal announced in Vienna this week on August 8. FDD’s Richard Goldberg reviews the state of play in the disheartening essay “Five minutes from disaster.” Under the terms of a new deal:

Iran would receive $275 billion of sanctions relief in the first year and $1 trillion by 2030, including the lifting of U.S. terrorism sanctions imposed on the top financiers of a group President Joe Biden recently reaffirmed as a terrorist organization: the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Tehran would face no changes in the old deal’s sunset clauses—that is, expiration dates on key restrictions—and would be allowed to keep its newly deployed arsenal of advanced uranium centrifuges in storage, guaranteeing the regime the ability to cross the nuclear threshold at any time of its choosing. As with the 2015 agreement, Iran would face no restrictions on its development of nuclear-capable missiles, its proliferation and sponsorship of terrorism throughout the Middle East, and its abuse of the Iranian people. And worst of all, Iran would win all these concessions while actively plotting to assassinate former U.S. officials like John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Pompeo adviser Brian Hook, and trying to kidnap and kill Iranian-American journalist Masih Alinejad on U.S. soil.

Emanuele Ottolenghi’s Tablet column “Totalitarians Inc.” supplements Goldberg’s essay. It is hard to understand the thinking behind the promotion of such a deal in terms of the national interest of the United States. Brain death doesn’t explain it. Suicidal self-delusion might do it.

The Biden administration waited until this week to unseal the August 5 criminal complaint against the IRGC operative charged in the case. He was not in the United States and has not been taken into custody.

I can’t think of any reason other than the finalization of the prospective deal to have sealed the complaint. The defendant appears to be beyond the reach of American justice (“at large abroad,” in the terms of the press release), and the defendant’s superiors in the IRGC chain of command remain unnamed and uncharged.

Bolton’s colleagues in the AEI office can’t be too thrilled with the plan as described in the charge. Moreover, the IRGC operative had a second (unnamed) target in mind. It is apparent even from the Department of Justice press release on the case that the Iranians have operatives working on American soil.

The press release includes links to related materials and is posted here. The affidavit supporting the criminal complaint, for example, is posted here. The AP reported on the case here.

In an interview with FOX News digital reporter Brooke Singman, Bolton characterized the plot as an “act of war,” which of course it is, and called on Biden to give up the ghost of the deal with his prospective assassins. The AP quotes Bolton’s statement on the charge: “While much cannot be said publicly right now, one point is indisputable: Iran’s rulers are liars, terrorists, and enemies of the United States.” The FOX News interview quotes Bolton on this salient point that remains implicit in the complaint:

“It is not just me,” Bolton said. “The regime in Tehran has targeted a lot of Americans.”

“The aim here is to kill Americans on American soil, and its former government officials,” Bolton explained. “This is a broad threat to private American citizens on American soil, and I think it is, essentially, unprecedented.”

The Biden administration cannot admit that the Iranian regime is at war with us any more than the Obama administration could. That “death to America” thing is simply boob bait for the Iranian bubbas, or something like that.

I’m afraid that this will not be the final installment of the Iran edition of this series. More to come.

From zero to Nero, media edition

(Scott Johnson)

Drawing on this week’s BLS report on the Consumer Price Index, President Biden and his flacks promoted the idea that inflation had dramatically fallen to 0 percent last month. I noted the administration’s 0 percent chorus here yesterday. Is it too late to cancel the destructive monstrosity moving through Congress under the misnomer of the Inflation Reduction Act?

That is one question the Democrat media adjunct failed to raise as it fell into line yesterday reiterating the talking point of the day (video below). So far as I can tell from the video, however, even the media adjunct could not whip itself into repetition of the 0 percent line.

A footnote to our coverage of inflation and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). IRA is the word for “anger” or “rage” in Latin. It is there in the opening lines of Vergil’s Aeneid (Aeneas is “battered” by “the savage Juno’s unforgetting anger,” in Allen Mandelbaum’s translation). At NRO, Philip Klein reports that Joe Manchin himself appears to have been battered by IRA:

[T]he polling for Manchin is…brutal. It finds that 51 percent of registered voters now have an unfavorable opinion of him, compared to just 21 percent who have a favorable view. In the same poll last month, Manchin was nearly even, with 34 percent favorable and 35 percent favorable.

That means that in a matter of a few weeks, Manchin’s favorability dropped a net 29 points! And there’s no way that can be attributable to anything other than his public support for the Democrats tax, spend, Obamacare expansion, and IRS audit bill [i.e., the IRA].

To be clear, this is not a poll of his home state of West Virginia, and it is unclear whether Manchin will even run again when he is up for reelection in 2024.

But it does undercut the idea that this bill is broadly popular and will give Democrats a big boost in November.

I asked yesterday who could think it was a good look to retail the line that inflation had fallen to 0 percent. The inflation ignited by Biden stares us in the face every day. Voters are resistant both to the administration’s happy talk and the alleged charms of IRA.

Via Thaleigha Rampersad/Free Beacon.

As FBI Raids Trump’s Home, Hunter Biden Rides Off on Air Force One to Vacation With the Big Guy

As FBI Raids Trump’s Home, Hunter Biden Rides Off on Air Force One to Vacation With the Big Guy
New in PJ Media: As agents of Old Joe Biden’s corrupt, politicized FBI stormed Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and scrutinized Melania Trump’s clothes closet for classified information, America’s favorite son, Hunter Biden, didn’t evince any concern over whether the FBI might subject him to the Trump treatment or even bring charges against him. Quite the contrary: two days after […]

The Destroyer of the Republic

The Destroyer of the Republic
Rogue Attorney General Garland admits he ordered the raid on Trump’s home. New in FrontPage: It strains credulity, but given Old Joe Biden’s deteriorating mental state, it doesn’t really strain credulity all that much: the Biden White House insists that it only found out about the twilight-of-the-republic raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home when the establishment media did, and not […]

Reminder: Joe Biden Senate Papers Still Hidden from Public

While corporate media and Democrat politicians are focused on boxes of White House documents former Presidential Donald Trump reportedly kept with him at Mar-A-Lago, President Joe Biden’s Senate papers still remain hidden from the public. 

WH Spox Bedingfield: 'We Are Seeing Inflation Decrease' -- 'Inflation Data in July Was 0.0'

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield stated that “we are seeing inflation decrease” because “the inflation data in July was 0.0.” Bedingfield said, “I would note that the inflation data in July was 0.0.

Poll Shift: Plurality Says Migration Makes U.S. 'Worse Off'

A plurality of Americans says that President Joe Biden's migration is making the country "Worse off."

Poll: Majority of Americans 'Concerned About Biden's Mental Health'

A majority of Americans are worried President Joe Biden is suffering from cognitive decline, a new poll found.

Report: Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping Plans Visit to Saudi Arabia Next Week

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping is apparently planning a visit to Saudi Arabia next week, two months after U.S. President Joe Biden’s embarrassing trip to the kingdom. The combination of the Biden debacle and Xi’s triumphant reception could signal a lasting reorientation for Saudi Arabia away from longtime ally America and toward Communist China.

2024: Schumer Dismisses Question About Whether Biden Should Seek Reelection

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would not directly address whether he believes President Joe Biden should run for re-election in 2024.

Attorney General Merrick Garland Breaks Silence: I Approved Search Warrant on Donald Trump's Home

Attorney General Merrick Garland broke his silence on Thursday, three days after FBI agents raided former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago.

China Mocks ‘Selfish Child’ Nancy Pelosi over China Praise Gaffe

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday pounced on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) mistakenly stating “China is one of the freest societies in the world” when she meant to say Taiwan.

Frank Luntz: Biden Claiming Inflation Zero Is 'Orwellian' -- 'Height of Hypocrisy'

By: Pam Key · Pam Key
Pollster Frank Luntz said Thursday on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that President Joe Biden claiming inflation was zero in July was "Orwellian at its worst."

FBI Raid Took Place Days After Historians Warned Joe Biden of Another Civil War

The FBI raid on former President Donald Trump took place just days after historians met with President Joe Biden last week, reportedly warning him of a looming civil war.

Joe Biden Praises 'Best Partner' Kamala Harris Despite Her 38 Percent Approval Rating

President Joe Biden re-endorsed his Vice President Kamala Harris, marking the two-year anniversary of the choice of his former political rival to be his partner.

Exclusive: Rep. Randy Weber -- The Reckless Depletion of Our Strategic Petroleum Reserve

On President Joe Biden's first day in office, he fired the first shot in his war against fossil fuel production in the United States by signing an executive order to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline. We are over 500 days into his term, and it has been an all-out assault against American energy.

From zero to Nero

(Scott Johnson)

In their own way President Biden’s White House minders must be just about as far gone as he is. With the announcement that Consumer Price Index had declined year-over-year from 9.1 percent to 8.5 percent, they thought it made sense to push the line that the numbers reflect “zero inflation last month” (i.e., on a month to month basis). The Bureau of Labor Statistics data are compiled here (home page) and here (latest numbers).

Biden himself pushed it in remarks posted here. Vice President Kamala Harris pushed it in remarks elsewhere, as did White House CEA member Jared Bernstein.

This was the line of the day. The New York Post captures the bizarreries in the editorial “With prices up and output down, Biden’s boast of ‘0% inflation’ is beyond parody.” Put to one side Biden’s Zombie-in-Chief demeanor. Who can think this is a good look?

The whole thing puts me in mind of Leo Strauss’s observation regarding modern political science: “Only a great fool would call the new political science diabolic: it has no attributes peculiar to fallen angels. It is not even Machiavellian, for Machiavelli’s teaching was graceful, subtle, and colorful. Nor is it Neronian. Nevertheless one may say of it that it fiddles while Rome burns. It is excused by two facts: it does not know that it fiddles, and it does not know that Rome burns.”

Biden: "Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July. Zero percent." pic.twitter.com/n5IG1ONxe3

— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) August 10, 2022

Biden and Harris Rush to Condemn ‘Hate Crime,’ but ‘Islamophobic’ Killer Is…A Muslim

Biden and Harris Rush to Condemn ‘Hate Crime,’ but ‘Islamophobic’ Killer Is…A Muslim
New in PJ Media: The Left’s view of the world is a series of fictions, fantasies, and delusions. Like all propaganda, this house of cards would collapse in a second if it weren’t constantly shored up with what Leftists claim is “evidence” or “proof” that their insanity — men can be women, Jan. 6 was […]

Biden Adviser Sperling on Blame for Households Lacking Savings: Lots of People Didn't Have Savings Before Pandemic

On Wednesday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Senior Adviser to President Joe Biden Gene Sperling responded to a question on who is to blame for survey data showing that a majority of Native American, black, and Hispanic households say inflation has caused serious

GOP Rips Biden’s ‘Ridiculous’ 0% Inflation Spin: WH ‘Living in Fairytale’ as Americans Living ‘Nightmare’

Following President Joe Biden’s claim America experienced “zero inflation” this past month, Republican officials in the House and Senate derided the “out of touch” remarks, accusing the Biden administration of “living in a fairytale while Americans are living in a nightmare.”

WH's Deese: We Can Ease 'Some' Wage Pressure on Inflation Fed Is Worried about Without Workers Bearing 'the Brunt'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Bloomberg’s “The Open,” White House National Economic Council Director Brian Deese responded to concerns by the Federal Reserve about growing wages putting pressure on inflation and Fed officials saying that unemployment needs to rise by stating

Joe Biden Leaves for Beach Vacation after Two and a Half Day Work Week

President Joe Biden left the White House on Wednesday for a beach vacation in South Carolina, just two days after he left his beach home in Delaware.

China Predicts Trump FBI Raid Will Lead to Second January 6 Riot

China’s state-run Global Times gleefully taunted all sides of the American political divide on Tuesday by warning that the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence could spark another January 6 Capitol Hill riot.

Joe Biden Boasts 'Zero Inflation' in July but Cost of Food and Rent Still Rising

President Joe Biden boasted Wednesday that the United States economy experienced zero inflation in the month of July, even though costs of goods and services are still up 8.5 percent from the previous year.

Bidenflation: Ford Boosts Price of Electric F-150 Lightning Truck Due to 'Significant Material Cost Increases'

Ford is increasing the starting prices of its electric F-150 Lightning truck by as much as $8,500 due to “significant material cost increases and other factors.”

Donald Trump: Joe Biden ‘Knew All About’ FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago

Former President Donald Trump said that President Joe Biden “knew all about” the recent FBI raid on Trump’s Florida residence despite Biden’s White House claim that they had “no advance knowledge” of the raid. 

GOP Sen. Marshall: WH Promise There Won't Be New Audits of Non-Wealthy Will 'Be a Lie'

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) reacted to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s promise that there won’t be any audits of anyone making under $400,000 under the increased IRS funding in

WH Econ Adviser Bernstein: We're Not Guaranteeing No Audits for People Making Under $400,000, But I Don't Think There Will Be Increase

On Monday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” White House Council of Economic Advisers member Jared Bernstein said that he doesn’t expect increased audits on the middle class due to increased IRS Funding in the Inflation Reduction Act reconciliation bill and

There Has Been Bitter Acrimony Between Political Camps Before, but the Raid Is Something New.

There Has Been Bitter Acrimony Between Political Camps Before, but the Raid Is Something New.
New in PJ Media: 2024 is shaping up to be one of the hotly contested presidential elections in history, but we have been here before, even way back at the beginning of our embattled republic. The 1800 campaign was hotly contested and stands out as notably acrimonious even now from the vantage point of two […]

Biden’s Handlers Released 324 Unvetted Afghan Evacuees on Terror Watchlist Into the U.S.

Biden’s Handlers Released 324 Unvetted Afghan Evacuees on Terror Watchlist Into the U.S.
It’s all going according to plan. Biden’s catastrophically botched withdrawal from Afghanistan was bad enough in itself, diminishing America’s standing in the world and projecting an image of weakness that has encouraged and emboldened enemies of our nation worldwide. The fallout from it, however, could be incalculably worse. A Defense Department (DoD) whistleblower has revealed that 324 of the Afghans whom U.S. […]

Elliot Ackerman: There 'Is No Method' to Get Afghan Allies out of the Country a Year Later

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith,” Writer for The Atlantic and author Elliot Ackerman said that a year after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, there still “really is no method to get those Afghans who are still

Dork Brandon

(John Hinderaker)

Is this the dumbest PR stunt of all time? If you haven’t seen it yet, the Democrats are trying to take “Let’s go, Brandon” and make it their own, much like Donald Trump did with fake news. Thus, they are putting out “Dark Brandon” memes in which Joe Biden appears as a rather sinister superhero.

This one comes from Biden’s Deputy Press Secretary:

A Biden staffer tried to make Dark Brandon a thing but copied a meme off of 4chan with a Reich Eagle in the background pic.twitter.com/C6h0eAP8Yv

— Jack Posobiec 🍊 (@JackPosobiec) August 8, 2022


The White House had to put out a statement to the effect that they didn’t intentionally incorporate Nazi imagery. Great job, PR team!

Here is another “Dark Brandon,” again from the Deputy Press Secretary. By the way, can you imagine being Karine Jean-Pierre’s deputy?

Dark Brandon is crushing it pic.twitter.com/w0L8xCzIW8

— Andrew Bates (@AndrewJBates46) August 7, 2022


This one is by Senator Chris Murphy:

pic.twitter.com/iZh9OcX9gA

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 7, 2022


Young conservatives like the ones I work with say, “The left can’t meme!” The Dark Brandon campaign bears that out. And of course, as many have pointed out, the idea of casting Joe Biden as a superhero is laughable. The man can’t even put on his own coat.

The Left holds our culture’s commanding heights, but one area where the right reigns supreme is memes. Basically, what is going on here is that the Biden administration is trying to compete with The Week In Pictures.

WH's Deese on Keystone XL: We Need 'Secure Energy' That Meets Climate Goals and That's 'Most Important' Part of Inflation Reduction Act

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” White House National Economic Council Director Brian Deese responded to a question on the Mountain Valley pipeline as part of the deal by stating “we need a secure energy strategy” “that will actually

Commerce Sec'y Raimondo: Inflation Reduction Act Will 'Reduce Inflation over the Long Run'

During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo stated that the Inflation Reduction Act reconciliation bill is “going to reduce inflation over the long run,” and will increase productivity in addition to being

Exclusive — Sen. John Cornyn on Reported Reason for Trump Raid: ‘Thin Gruel’

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) thinks that the reported reason for the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s personal residence at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is “thin gruel.”

Sanders Refuses to Say if He Wants Biden to Run for Re-Election

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) responded to a question on whether he wants to see President Joe Biden run for re-election by stating that what he wants to see right now is Congress working

Schweizer: Paul Pelosi, Jr. Consulting 'Very Reminiscent' of Hunter Biden

By: Pam Key · Pam Key
Breitbart News senior contributor and Government Accountability Institute president Peter Schweizer said Monday night on FNC's "Jesse Watters Primetime" that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) son Paul Pelosi, Jr. is consulting in a way that is "very reminiscent" of Hunter Biden's business dealings.

Watch: NBC's Alba Yells at Biden About Trump FBI Raid During Live Shot

By: Pam Key · Pam Key
NBC News White House correspondent Monica Alba interrupted her live shot during MSNBC's "José Díaz-Balart Report" to yell a question to President Joe Biden about former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, FL being raided by the FBI.

China Announces Major Gasoline Price Cut After Biden Sends Strategic Reserve Oil to Beijing

China's government-run Xinhua News Agency announced on Tuesday that the Communist Party would lower gasoline and diesel prices nationwide, a move following growing purchases of cheap Russian petroleum products and of American gasoline leftist President Joe Biden released from the country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Most Transparent Lie of the Day

(John Hinderaker)

The White House leaked to its media adjunct that Biden and his aides didn’t know about the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago until they read about it on Twitter:

Senior White House officials found out about the FBI’s Mar a Lago raid on Twitter, had no notice, per source familiar

— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 8, 2022


This claim is laughable. There is no way that Merrick Garland authorized a raid on the home of a former president and likely 2024 candidate without the express approval, likely in writing, of his boss, Joe Biden. As so often happens, one is left asking: how dumb do they think we are?

STEVE adds—When you’ve lost . . . (check notes) . . . Andrew Cuomo!?!?:

Kevin McCarthy to Subpoena Intel Agency Chiefs in Biden Family Business Probe

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said he may subpoena intelligence agency chiefs to learn more about the Biden family's shady business deals if Republicans take the House in the midterms.

Biden, Harris rush to judgment, assume killings of Muslims in New Mexico are hate crimes

Biden, Harris rush to judgment, assume killings of Muslims in New Mexico are hate crimes
There actually is no telling what these killings are at this point. They could be anti-Muslim hate crimes, in which case it would be perfectly right and justified to say things on the order of “These hateful attacks have no place in America.” They could, however, be any number of other things. Until the killer […]

Joe Biden Coughs Through White House Speech After Fighting Coronavirus

President Joe Biden struggled through a speech at the White House on Tuesday, repeatedly coughing as he spoke about the CHIPS and Science Act.

Biden Says Israel Has Right to Defend Itself, Except When It Does

Biden Says Israel Has Right to Defend Itself, Except When It Does
New in PJ Media: Old Joe Biden’s White House issued a statement online, purportedly from Biden himself, on Sunday regarding the latest conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad forces in Gaza. Judging from its nearly flawless syntax and absence of broken sentences and malapropisms, however, this statement isn’t one that Dementia Joe actually read but which […]

End of the Republic

End of the Republic
With the FBI raid on Trump’s home, America has fallen into the abyss. When the FBI raided Donald Trump’s home on Monday, a key aspect of what made the United States of America great and free has been lost, and likely cannot be recovered. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson detested one another for years before […]

Rep. Elise Stefanik Calls for ‘Immediate Investigation’ into FBI Raid of Trump

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has called for “immediate investigation and accountability” into President Joe Biden’s FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s home.

Thomas Massie: A President Just Raided a Former President, His Political Opponent

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) reacted to the FBI’s shock raid of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, Mar-A-Lago, on Monday, proclaiming that “until Joe Biden denies it, a President just raided a former President – his political opponent.” “Let that sink

Heritage Foundation Sues Biden's DHS for Failing to Answer FOIA Request

The Heritage Foundation has sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over its failure to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Daily Caller reported.

Team Biden Claims 'No Advance Knowledge' of FBI Raid on Donald Trump's House at Mar-A-Lago

President Joe Biden's staff claimed Monday they did not know about the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's house at Mar-A-Lago.

Joe Biden Struggles with Sport Coat, Drops Aviators During Kentucky Trip

The president paused after exiting to put his sports jacket back on but fumbled for several seconds as he tried to get his arms into the sleeves.

Klain: 'Historic Decline' in Gas Prices to $3.99 Due to Biden Telling Oil Companies to Lower Price as Oil Prices Declined

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said that because President Joe Biden told companies that gas prices should decline as oil prices decline, “far from jacking up the price of gasoline, we’ve

Even Afghanistan Is on to Him: Demonstrators Shout ‘Joe Biden, Stop Lying’

Even Afghanistan Is on to Him: Demonstrators Shout ‘Joe Biden, Stop Lying’
New in PJ Media: Even before he began his life in the public “service,” the amiable grifter and pretend-president Joe Biden has been an accomplished and dedicated liar. You know it, I know it, and even the people in Afghanistan know it. After midday Islamic prayers on Friday, people all over Afghanistan joined protests against Old Joe, with […]

Joe Biden on China Military Drills in Taiwan: 'I'm Not Worried but I'm Concerned'

President Joe Biden reacted Monday to China's escalating aggression near Taiwan in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to the island.

China Claims Spokeswoman’s Twitter Rant a ‘Powerful Rejection’ of Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dumped a string of eight posts on Twitter on Sunday night, ostensibly refuting American criticism that China is “overreacting” to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Chinese state media on Monday hailed Hua’s Twitter thread as a “powerful rejection” of the U.S. position.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Brands Joe Biden a War Criminal: 'He's Fueling the Fire in the Ukraine'

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has labeled President Joe Biden a war criminal by including him in a montage of "war criminals" that the rock legend is showing on his current tour.

Mark Kelly Votes Against Amendment for Oil, Gas Program that He Asked For

Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) voted against an amendment for President Joe Biden to develop a five-year program for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico despite having previously urged the president to do so.

Biden Calls for Investigation Into Israel Strikes on Terrorists

Biden Calls for Investigation Into Israel Strikes on Terrorists
The president has two faces. Here’s one paragraph My support for Israel’s security is long-standing and unwavering—including its right to defend itself against attacks.  Over these recent days, Israel has defended its people from indiscriminate rocket attacks launched by the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the United States is proud of our support for Israel’s Iron-Dome, […]

Poll: Americans 'Maintain Sour View' of Biden's Economy

Overall, the poll found that Americans trust Republicans more to handle issues like crime rates, inflation, and the economy.

Democrats Block Plan Requiring Biden to Keep Title 42 at Southern Border

Senate Democrats blocked a measure to include in their "Inflation Reduction Act" which required President Joe Biden to preserve the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Title 42 authority at the United States-Mexico border. 

WATCH - Pelosi Blasted for Comments About 'Connection' with China: 'You Can't Make This Stuff Up'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is getting heat for speaking about her "connection" with China during a visit to the Indo-Pacific where she stopped in Taiwan, Fox News reported Saturday.

Exclusive -- Jim Bognet Slams Matt Cartwright for Tax Hypocrisy After Democrat Paid Penalty for Late Payment

Trump-endorsed Republican nominee for Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District Jim Bognet told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday this weekend that his opponent, Democrat Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA), is a "typical liberal" for not paying his own taxes but wanting to raise them for everyone else.

Dems set to make IRS larger than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined

Dems set to make IRS larger than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined
Priorities, priorities. Clearly this behemoth IRS would be a partisan club wielded against dissidents, as it began to be in the days of Lois Lerner. “Dems Poised To Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined,” by Joseph Simonson, Washington Free Beacon, August 6, 2022: If Democrats have their way, one […]
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