Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Wednesday rejected the idea held by some that the United States is an "untouchable power," saying history shows that on the contrary, it is quite "vulnerable," semi-official Fars news agency reported.
He made the remarks in an address to a meeting with students from across the country ahead of national Student Day and the National Day of Fight against Global Arrogance celebrated on Nov. 4 to mark the Iranian people's takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran less than a year after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
"Some think that the United States is an untouchable power, but if we take a look at the events that unfolded on this day (in history), it turns out that no, it is completely vulnerable," Ayatollah Khamenei told the students.
The historic day full of lessons for the Iranian nation manifests U.S. "wickedness and suffering blows," he noted.
Stephen Colbert's false claim that GoP candidate Tudor Dixon 'made up' a story about a Democrat voter switching to Republican can be disproved today by a video which shows the man, a Muslim father-of-five, telling his story at a town hall two weeks ago.
Khalil Othman, 41, spoke at an October 21 meeting in Michigan, where he denounced the Democrats and vowed to vote Republican after becoming horrified by sexually explicit materials in his children's books.
He told Dixon, who is running against incumbent Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer, that she had his vote.
In a reversal of their fortunes for most of the summer months, Democrats are struggling in the home stretch of the election cycle while pro-life GOP candidates see growing momentum on their side — good news for the pro-life movement.
Elon Musk met with censorship advocates and left-wing activists to gain insight on how Twitter’s content moderation council will combat hate, harassment and enforce election integrity policies, according to a Twitter thread by Musk.
After over two decades of keeping Serbia in a semi-colonial state, the European Union seems to finally admit that it sees the Southeast European country precisely as such – a semi-colony. For approximately 20 years, Brussels played the carrot and stick cards with Belgrade, forcing it to renounce important segments of its sovereignty in return for access to EU funds and markets.
The neoliberal economic framework that the EU insisted on devastated the country’s hybrid market socialist economy and ruined domestic economic power, paving the way for the dominance of foreign investors and turning the country into yet another source of cheap labor for Western corporate interests. However, even while implementing such policies, disastrous for any country’s economic (or any other form of) sovereignty, it created an image of growth.
And yet, the waning economic power of Brussels, resulting primarily from its suicidal subservience to Washington DC’s Barbarossa-like push against Russia, is starting to affect the “carrot” portion of the EU’s policy toward Serbia. Frustrated by the country’s refusal to conform with the political West’s clinically Russophobic frenzy, the bureaucratic empire is now resorting to using the “stick”. With little to nothing left to offer, the EU is now threatening to scale back the benefits it gave Serbia in the last two decades to punish the country for its non-compliance in regards to the bloc’s anti-Russian sanctions and policies. To make matters worse, Brussels insists that Belgrade should still continue renouncing parts of its sovereignty while the EU is rolling back the apparent benefits it previously gave in return.
In the wake of the 2020 presidential election, Republican officials around the country have been giving increasing attention and resources to investigating election crimes. Most have focused on the alleged wrongdoing of voters.
But Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is also working a different angle: His office has been criminally investigating the people who help run elections.
Amid Washington’s aggressive attempts to wrest control over energy reserves and plunder natural resources in conflict-plagued Yemen, a new batch of US military forces has entered the country’s oil-rich eastern province of Hadhramaut.
Yemen Press Agency, citing informed local sources who asked not to be named, reported that Hadhramaut Provincial Governor, Mabkhout bin Madi, had a face-to-face meeting with the US delegation in his office.
During the meeting, bin Madi complained to the American military officials about the Sana’a-based National Salvation Government’s decision to ban the Saudi-led coalition from exporting the Yemeni crude oil, asserting that the decision would have adverse effects on the global energy market.
The development comes as visits by Western officials to eastern Yemen has lately witnessed an accelerating trend, the most recent of which was the visit of French Ambassador to Aden, Jean-Marie Safa, in late September. The visits are viewed as West's efforts to secure its energy needs against the backdrop of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.
An FBI official who contributed to shaping the decision of social media platforms to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story is still briefing Facebook and Twitter about foreign influence threats, according to a recent report.
Leaks to The Intercept and analysis of court filings reveal that FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force Chief Laura Dehmlow is still advising private companies, including social media websites, on threats related to subversive information.
Dehmlow and FBI San Francisco field office special agent Elvis Chan were named in a court filing last month as being involved in communications with Meta, Facebook's parent company, which resulted in suppression of the October 2020 New York Post story revealing the contents of President Joe Biden's son's hard drive for the first time.
The world's five nuclear superpowers are 'on the brink of a direct armed conflict' which will have 'catastrophic consequences', Russia has warned.
The Kremlin said on Wednesday that avoiding a nuclear clash between the world's nuclear powers was its first priority, but accused the West of 'encouraging provocations with weapons of mass destruction'.
Western capitals have said Moscow is behind a ramping up of nuclear rhetoric since Russia invaded Ukraine in February - most recently by repeatedly accusing Kyiv of planning to use a radioactive 'dirty bomb' without offering evidence. Kyiv has denied having any such plan.
The Foreign Ministry summoned Britain’s ambassador to Russia on Thursday in connection with last week’s Ukrainian attack targeting Russian military and civilian vessels in Sevastopol. The act of terrorism prompted Moscow to temporarily freeze its participation in the Black Sea grain export deal with Kiev.
Moscow summoned British Ambassador to Russia Deborah Bronnert in connection with London’s suspected involvement in the October 29 attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the Foreign Ministry has revealed.
In a statement, the Ministry indicated that it had information that London transferred a number of unmanned underwater drones to Kiev, and that British specialists have been actively involved in the training and supply of Ukrainian special operations forces, including those involved in sabotage operations at sea.
Moscow warned that Britain’s actions threaten to escalate the security crisis and lead to “unpredictable and dangerous consequences,” and that such “hostile provocations” on London’s part were “inadmissible” and must be stopped immediately.
“If such acts of aggression, fraught with [the UK’s] direct involvement in the conflict, continue, the entire responsibility for their disastrous consequences and the growth of tensions in relations between our states will lie entirely on the British side,” the Foreign Ministry said.
The state of Pennsylvania has spent $16.7 million in taxpayer money on sex-change surgeries and other gender transition services for children since 2015, according to a Tuesday report from the Pennsylvania Family Council (PFI).
Republican lawmakers will probe the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and large private investors for their role in pushing an environmental agenda throughout the financial sector after the midterm elections.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Wednesday that “mega MAGA” Republicans do not “believe in the rule of law” and don’t accept elections, hours ahead of President Joe Biden’s speech that is expected to focus on elections.
The father of a Democrat running for a seat in the Washington state House of Representatives has accused his son of lying about his military service.
Brett Shavers is the father of 10th District candidate Clyde Shavers, who has claimed in his campaign that he served for eight years as a nuclear submarine officer, according to the Everett Herald.
The Herald said it spoke to the elder Shavers to ensure it was him who wrote a letter to Republican opponent Greg Gilday.
“I have told him not to do embellishments and exaggerations and it continued and continued, it just reached a point where it’s affecting everyone’s integrity and honesty,” Brett Shavers said by phone, according to the report.
The letter, which addressed multiple issues that Shavers had with his son’s campaign material, said “Clyde was never a submarine officer, not even for a day.”
A suspect is in custody today after attempting to assault New Hampshire Republican Senate nominee Don Bolduc. The attack happened before the retired general debated Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan at Saint Anselm College Wednesday night.
“As the General said on stage tonight, it’s time to lower the temperature of the political discourse in this country,” a Bolduc campaign spokesperson said. “Prior to the debate, an individual in the crowd gathered outside attempted to punch the General and was quickly apprehended and arrested. We are grateful to the quick response from law enforcement on the scene.”
Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) filed lawsuits against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, alleging the race-based admissions policies of both schools discriminate against Asian Americans.
According to the complaint against Harvard, the Ivy League school’s undergraduate admissions policies “intentionally and improperly” discriminated against plaintiff students “on the basis of their race and ethnicity.” The University of North Carolina similarly employs “racially and ethnically discriminatory policies and procedures” through their admissions program, the University of North Carolina suit alleges.
“Classifications of citizens solely on the basis of race are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality,” the group cited Supreme Court case Shaw v. Reno. “They threaten to stigmatize individuals by reason of their membership in a racial group and to incite racial hostility,” SFFA further invoked.
During a debate with Jimmy Carter in 1980, Ronald Reagan famously asked, "Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" Which is a sensible and basic question that's been asked in political races ever since — and next week's midterm elections are no different.
As Americans head to the polls on Tuesday, one ought to consider if you, your family or your business is better off today under Democrat control of one's state and one-party rule in Washington, or not. Unless you like paying significantly higher prices for essential items like food, gas, rent, heating bills and just about everything else, I suspect the answer is no.
If a mentally ill intruder broke into Mar-a-Lago and struck Trump in the head with a hammer, not only would the Trump-deranged Left barely contain their laughter and glee — for they'd deem it retribution, as they felt when Trump contracted COVID-19 — they'd recruit the thug for Congress.
Where was the media and their fellow Democrats when longtime Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said about Trump Cabinet members: "If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."
Where was the media and their fellow Democrats when, during the Trump administration, then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., stood outside of the Supreme Court Building and, referring to Trump's court nominees Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, said: "I want to tell you Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."
Why didn't the media and Dems connect the dots to "hateful rhetoric" when, during former President Barack Obama's second term, two New York cops, three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, cops and five Dallas cops were killed execution-style by three different black men — all motivated by the lie of anti-black police "systemic racism"?
There have been so many reports of changes at Twitter since Musk officially took control of the company last week that nobody could be blamed for feeling confused or out-of-touch with what’s going on at the social media giant.
On Wednesday, Fox Business put together a list of what it called the “top five moves the world’s richest man” has either accomplished or at least announced his intention to accomplish in the near future, which should help anyone curious about the current situation at Twitter feel more up-to-date.
On Thursday, immediately after taking the reins, Musk fired a number of high-level executives from Twitter. Those included Parag Agrawal and Ned Segal, the CEO and CFO, respectively.
Musk also fired general counsel Sean Edgett and Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s top legal and policy executives.
Gadde played a key role in getting Trump banned from Twitter in 2021, even though at the time he was the sitting president of the United States.
She was also instrumental in censoring news stories about Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings in China and Ukraine in the weeks before his father, Joe Biden, faced Trump in the 2020 election.
Democratic officials, along with members of the health care establishment, are reportedly fretting over the possibility that Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will become the most powerful legislator on the Senate’s top healthcare committee.