"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." -- James Madison
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been floated by many as a potential challenger to Donald Trump in the 2024 Presidential Primaries. He has quite a resume, and his notoriety is superb. However, recent insider reporting indicates DeSantis is unlikely to challenge Trump in 2024, as the 45th President likely takes another swing at the coveted Republican Presidential nomination.
Paul Pelosi has been released from the San Francisco hospital after recovering from surgery to repair a skull fracture and injuries to his hand and arm, according to a source familiar with the matter. Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is home and resting just six days after the brutal attack last week, the source said.
NBC News presidential historian and best-selling author Michael Beschloss went off the rails Wednesday night while reacting to President Biden’s speech claiming “MAGA Republicans” were threatening democracy — warning that if so-called GOP “election deniers” were successful in next week’s midterms “our children will be arrested and conceivably killed.”
Beschloss, who appears routinely on MSNBC, was a guest on the cable network’s “All in with Chris Hayes” to analyze the president’s address earlier in the evening at Washington’s Union Station.
Hayes said the Nov. 8 elections will determine whether the country is embarking on a “path to chaos.”
“We could be six days away from losing our rule of law and losing a situation where we have elections that we all can rely on. You know, those are the foundation stones of a democracy,” concurred Beschloss, the author of nine books on the American presidency.
Webmaster addition: Remind me again which party supports unlimited abortion?
Following the mysterious, rumor-plagued attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) are re-evaluating their security protocols. According to multiple sources, the Capitol Police had access to cameras at the Pelosi residence, but they were not being monitored until local police were already at the scene.
On Wednesday, the Capitol Police released a statement admitting that those at the Command Center were not monitoring the security camera feed for the Pelosi residence at the time of the attack. The USCP reported that they have access to about 1,800 cameras, including those “used to actively monitor the speaker’s San Francisco residence around the clock when she is there.”
“While the Speaker was with her security detail in Washington, D.C., the San Francisco cameras were not actively monitored as they are when the speaker is at the residence. The Command Center personnel noticed the police activity on the screen and used the feeds to monitor the response and assist investigators,” the department said.
The statement also mentioned that they would be conducting an “internal security review” to gather “input and questions from… congressional stakeholders.” The department added that they will “fast-track the work [they] have already been doing to enhance the protection of members outside of Washington, D.C., while also providing new protective options that will address concerns following Friday’s targeted attack.”
The Cardinal Journal has learned that a shot was fired into the Hickory, North Carolina, home of Republican Congressional candidate Pat Harrigan on October 18, 2022, the bullet entering the home “only a few feet” from where Harrigan’s children were sleeping.
According to the Cardinal Journal, “Harrigan owns the home, which is currently occupied by his parents. … [and] Harrigan’s children were in the home when the incident occurred.”
Hickory Police Department spokesperson Kristen Hart said, “No one was injured, but the officers investigating did find evidence of a bullet casing which is being looked into.”
Harrigan is running in North Carolina’s 14th Congressional District against State Sen. Jeff Jackson (D).
On October 27 the Charlotte Observernoted that Harrigan wrote an open letter claiming the political campaign had become so vitriolic that he “wears a bulletproof vest to major public events and has received a death threat.”
Back in August 2022, The Expose published an exclusive in-depth investigation into five months’ worth of official UK Government released by the UK Health Security Agency that confirmed each Covid-19 “booster” dose provides a very short-lived temporary boost to the immune systems of the vaccinated population before decimating their immune systems much more rapidly than had already been seen in people who had received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.
In short, we discovered that official UK Government data strongly suggests that the Covid-19 vaccinated population are developing some new form of Covid-19 vaccine-induced acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
That investigation was shared by a reader on Facebook on the same day that we published the article, and Facebook took it upon themselves to immediately remove the post and label it as “misinformation”.
However, the reader who shared our article disputed Facebook’s censorship and on the 27th October they finally responded to confirm that they were in fact wrong, the investigation was entirely correct, and that the readers Facebook post is now back on the highly censored social media platform.
An Atlanta zoo backtracked its gun ban amid the threat of legal action from Second Amendment groups and will now allow visitors to carry firearms on its property.
“Zoo Atlanta continues to believe that its decision to prohibit carrying of guns onto Zoo Atlanta grounds is legally supportable and in the best interest of safety. At this time, however, Zoo Atlanta is choosing not to undergo the major distraction and expense of litigation, but will instead give public officials an opportunity to consider and address this issue,” Zoo Atlanta officials said this week in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital.
The announcement comes just weeks after the zoo announced in September that guns were banned on the premises “in an effort to enhance and protect the safety of our team members, guests, and the animals in our care.”
A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled that beauty pageants can't be forced to accept transgender contestants, citing First Amendment expression considerations.
The case, decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, comes amid a flurry of federal cases balancing freedom of speech and religion against transgender and sexual orientation discrimination concerns.
Anita Green, who is transgender, in 2018 aimed to compete in the Miss United States of America pageant but was not allowed because of its rules.
"Plaintiff Anita Green claims to have been ‘assigned the gender of male at birth’ but ‘came out as transgender at the age of 17,'" the appeals panel wrote in its ruling. "Green later took medication to alter hormone levels and underwent cosmetic surgery in which Green’s male anatomy was reconstructed to appear as female anatomy."
Trump-backed Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz is leading Democratic opponent John Fetterman in a new survey following last week’s highly-watched debate.
A new Emerson College / The Hill survey released on Thursday finds Oz leading Fetterman 48 percent to 46 percent among very likely voters. Four percent said they were undecided. The poll notes that Oz’s support has risen by 5 points since September. On the other side, Fetterman’s support has only ticked up by one point since then.
Within a 24-hour period this week, a homeless encampment at a Portland, Oregon park was removed, and a construction crew showed up to build pickleball courts and a skate ramp in its place.
Homelessness has skyrocketed in Portland, most notably during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than two years, tents have lined a two-block area of Laurelhurst Park, according to Willamette Week.
On Monday, the homeless encampments were removed by city officials, and by Tuesday morning, construction crews showed up to build courts for the popular paddle sport called pickleball, KOIN 6 reported. A skate ramp and bicycle course will also be built in the area, Portland Parks and Recreation told KOIN 6.
Webmaster addition: Well, there's Liberal Compassion on display!
A Milwaukee election official could face criminal charges accusing her of fraudulently requesting absentee ballots reserved for members of the military and sending them to a Republican lawmaker to prove how easy it is to defraud the Wisconsin election system.
Smith’s last show will air later in November, and CNBC intends to replace his program, “The News with Shepard Smith,” with an evening hour devoted to business news in early 2023. The anchors for that program will be named at a later date, and it remains to be seen whether CNBC will select candidates from among its current roster or seek to woon someone from outside its ranks.
Joe Biden took to Union Station yesterday to give an unhinged rant about “ultra MAGA Republicans” and the “threat to OUR democracy.”
In other words, it’s an election season, and the Democrats are trying to paper over awful, unpopular, anti-American policy with crazed rhetoric.
Tucker Carlson was having none of it, describing a desperate Biden as grabbing a microphone to ‘bark at the rest of us for our moral failures.’
If you’ll watch the clip below, Joe Biden also hinted at how he’s going to steal the election: since more and more ballots in this country are cast by mail thanks to the Democrats illegal or barely legal shenanigans, it’s going to take several days to count the ballots.
It takes time to harvest ballots and stuff ballot boxes at centralized, specialized absentee ballot counting facilities.
According to a New York Post report, CNN’s new morning show, called CNN This Morning, drew a mere 387,000 viewers and averaged 71,000 viewers in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 age demographic, according to Nielsen ratings.
By comparison, MSNBC’s Morning Joe drew 793,000 viewers head to head from 6 to 9 am ET. Meanwhile, Fox News’ Fox & Friends averages nearly 1.5 million viewers.
The show is hosted by Don Lemon, Poppy Harlow, and Kaitlan Collins.
Why it matters: Biden's decision to tap into the reserve may have helped lower gasoline prices from their $5 highs in June.
Context: The Biden administration hasn't been shy about authorizing oil releases.
Biden announced in mid-October that he would authorize the release of more oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in December as a way to bring down gas prices.
He said 15 million barrels would be released as part of the 180 million barrels that had been announced earlier in 2022.
How it works: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve — which currently has about 402 million barrels of crude oil underground in Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast — is an emergency stockpile that is used to ward off any disruptions to the oil market. Biden has been using it as a way to curb gas prices.
A leaked email sent out to hospital staff at a Fresno, California hospital reported an increase in stillbirths that is expected to continue.
The email leaked to The Epoch Times by a staffer who wished to remain anonymous for fear of losing their job explained last week that the stillbirth rate has skyrocketed from the pre-COVID-19 vaccine average of one to two every 90 days in her hospital alone.
“There were 22 demise patients in August , which ties the record number of demises in July 2021, and so far in September there have been 7 and it’s only the 8th day of the month,” a managing nurse wrote, adding she hopes the “trend doesn’t continue indefinitely.”
On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that President Biden was “optimistic” on if Democrats would maintain control of Congress after the midterm elections because most Americans do not support “denying an election.” Notably, Jean-Pierre and Biden have both denied election results in the past.
“Does President Biden think democracy can’t survive if Democrats aren’t in charge of Congress?” Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked.
“The president is optimistic. He understands that a majority of Americans do not believe in denying an election,” Jean-Pierre responded.
MSNBC’s perpetual race baiter Joy Reid hosted Hillary Clinton Tuesday, who immediately suggested that the mysterious attack on Paul Pelosi, which was seemingly carried out by a whacked out left wing hippy, is part of the violent racism enabled by conservatives… or something.
“I wonder if you can just tell me how the attack on Paul Pelosi struck you?” Reid asked Clinton, adding “And what did it tell you about the state of the right in this country and the hate toward a powerful woman?”
Talk about framing the question.
“There’s always been a streak of violence, of racism, misogyny, antisemitism, as you have said,” Clinton replied.
Last year, Nigeria launched its much-ballyhooed eNaira, Africa’s first central bank digital currency (CBDC).
Central bankers, academics, politicians, and an assortment of elites from over 100 countries hoping to launch their own CBDCs have closely followed the eNaira.
They used Nigeria—Africa’s largest country by population and size of its economy—as a Petri dish to test their nefarious plans to use CBDCs to enslave the people of North America, Europe, and beyond.
The jury is now in.
The eNaira has been a massive failure.
According to Bloomberg, only 1 in 200 Nigerians use the eNaira. That’s even after the government implemented discounts and other incentives as desperate measures to increase adoption.
This came as a surprise to the elites.
Nigeria has one of the highest Bitcoin adoption rates in the world—ranking #11 among all countries.
Bitcoin’s ability to bypass the government’s capital controls—which restrict the use of foreign currencies and sending and receiving money from abroad—was a big draw for Nigerians, as it is in other countries with these repressive policies.
There was a remarkable moment during today's Jay Powell post-FOMC presser, which revealed once again just how out of touch the Fed is when it comes to correctly evaluating the broader economy. Asked about the ongoing devastation in the housing market in general, and rent inflation in particular, Powell's response was the following:
*POWELL: POINT AT WHICH RENT INFLATION SLOWS IS STILL FAR AWAY
*POWELL: AT SOME POINT YOU'LL SEE RENTS COMING DOW
Here, Powell is doing two things; i) he is referring to the latest shelter/OER (owner equivalent rent) inflation data as reported by the CPI and which is indeed soaring...
US equity markets were weaker into the FOMC statement after 'good' news from ADP on the labor market. The FOMC statement was met with euphoria in stocks as traders saw hopes for a 'pause' but Powell pissed in that punchbowl during the presser with the following exchange:
“the labor market continues to be out of balance, with demand substantially exceeding the supply of available workers” reinforces the notion that the Fed is looking at both employment and inflation as giving it plenty of reasons to keep tightening.
Powell reiterated previous comments that “at some point” it will become “appropriate to slow the pace of increases.”
But most notably pointed out that there is “significant uncertainty” around that end-point.
“We have some ways to go," adding that the ultimate level of the terminal rate may be higher than previously expected.
The Supreme Court is likely to rule that colleges may no longer consider race as a qualification for college applications.
This has been a problem in America for many years as colleges aim to admit racially diverse incoming classes and overlook test scores in the process.
Even Elizabeth Warren falsely claimed to be Native American to gain access to a job at an Ivy League school, earning her the name of “Pocahontas.” The SCOTUS 6-3 conservative-liberal majority is reconsidering Affirmative Action in general.
Justices Kagan and Jackson threw around the word “diverse” many times, but Clarence Thomas said that “diverse” has not been properly defined.
Thomas has long been a critic of Affirmative Action and believes it is in itself racist.
A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world's largest owner of container ships and one of the best bellwethers for global trade, lowered its outlook for the growth of 2022 global container demand and warned next year could be worse.
Maersk's warning about a slowdown in container demand and economic turmoil ahead was conveyed in a third-quarter earnings report released today and in an interview by the company's top executive on Bloomberg.
The Copenhagen-based company lowered its outlook for the growth of 2022 global container demand to decline 2-4% from the previous estimate of plus or minus 1%. The forecast sent Maersk's shares tumbling nearly 6%.
Does gaslighting still represent an effective debate strategy in 2022, or does the public understand how the tactic works? We're about to find out this month as the midterm elections approach, but for now the political left has decided that instead of addressing the numerous problems that have arisen nationwide on their watch, they would rather pretend that those problems don't exist and anyone that says they do is a liar.
The View's Joy Behar is leaping into action to save Democrats, arguing that the nationwide spike in crime is not real and that the numbers have been inflated by the Republican party. Behar once again tried to distract from the main issue by mentioning the Jan 6th riot and suggests that protesters “tried to kill the vice president,” even though there was not a single death at the event attributed to the protesters. She then states that crime has actually gone down under Joe Biden.
“Republicans now, coming up to the next election all they do is talk about crime, crime, crime...I looked it up, murders in major cities have fallen by 4% so far in 2022, compared with the same period a year ago. So crime is not on the rise, it’s actually going down under Joe Biden.”
The United States said Wednesday it hoped officials in the next Israeli government would respect “the values of an open, democratic society” including minority rights, in striking comments as Benjamin Netanyahu looked set to return to power with the support of far-right allies.
The US relationship with Israel “has always been based on our shared interests, but importantly our shared values,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.
“We hope that all Israeli government officials will continue to share the values of an open, democratic society including tolerance and respect for all in civil society, particularly for minority groups,” he said.
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Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that while he values input from the United States allies, he will not be dictated to when it comes to choosing his next coalition partners, adding that he will "not bow his head."
The comments came after election day exit polls showed that far-right lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir and his Religious Zionist party won a whopping 14-15 Knesset seats, making him a likely kingmaker in the next government.