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Beware cornering a US president anxious about re-election. Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly ignored that advice in his dealings with Joe Biden, and this week his country learned the price.

It came in the revelation that Biden had withheld the supply of about 3,500 bombs, refusing to let US munitions play a part in an Israeli assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where more than a million Palestinians have sought refuge. The president was at pains to say he was not giving up his “ironclad” commitment to Israel. Instead, it was just the specific, long-threatened Rafah operation that he would not back with weapons. “We’re not walking away from Israel’s security,” Biden told CNN. “We’re walking away from Israel’s ability to wage war in those areas.”

To understand why this is such a big deal, remind yourself of the people and the countries involved. The US is Israel’s most crucial ally. Israel’s former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin used to say that his country’s number one strategic asset was not this or that weapon – not even its unconfirmed, and undenied, nuclear arsenal – but its relationship with Washington. For many decades, the US has served as Israel’s chief arms supplier and diplomatic protector. And yet in the space of less than six weeks, Washington has withheld its veto at the UN security council, allowing a resolution to pass in late March that Israel wanted blocked, and now it has closed the doors to at least part of its armoury.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Judge Juan Merchan nixed Donald Trump's attempt to subpoena Mark Pomerantz, a former Manhattan special prosecutor who published private details about his campaign to charge the former president, according to the Washington Examiner.

In a Friday order, the judge wrote that the subpoena requests "are far too broad and amount to an improper fishing expedition into general discovery."

The subpoena had sought Pomerantz's communications with people who are currently serving as witnesses in Trump's New York paperwork trial, as well as other documents.

"There is no reasonable likelihood that the [subpoenaed documents] would uncover any information that is relevant and material to the proceedings," Merchan wrote, alluding to the large number of related documents that Trump's legal team had already received.

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Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Nancy Pelosi and her husband took a break from their insider trading to attend a public debate at the Oxford Union in Oxford, England. The Oxford Union is a highly esteemed debating society and is one of Britain’s oldest university unions founded in 1823.

Nancy and Robert Pelosi attended the Oxford Union debate on April 25 on populism hours after she was interrupted by pro-Gaza protesters from Youth Demand who support Gaza militants and want to put an end to fossil fuels.

It was during this debate that Pelosi was finally given the proper public thrashing she deserved by one of Britain’s rising stars, Winston Marshall.

Winston Marshall is a popular writer, musician and podcaster. Marshall was part of the British folk rock group Mumford and Sons where he was lead guitarist and won a Grammy and two Brit Awards. Marshall was forced out of the band after posting a tweet saying journalist Andy Ngo was “brave” for his book which says far-left activists have “radical plans to destroy democracy”.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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As part of the Center’s efforts to bring transparency to the U.S. immigration system using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Colin Farnsworth — our chief FOIA counsel — requested a contract between the U.S. government and a private entity to transport unaccompanied alien children (UACs) from shelters run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Department of Health and Human Services to their sponsors in the United States.

We received all 119 pages of it, and the bottom line is that taxpayers forked out $404 million over a 12-month period, in part to complete a criminal conspiracy, under a contract that failed to detail how “care provider escorts” would identify the “sponsors” they were giving the kids to or how they would assess whether those kids would be safe. That’s a big deal, given the likelihood that this was the last contact many of those children would have with the U.S. government.

The False Humanity of Federal UAC Law and Policy. Prior to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was responsible for the care of shelter of the illegal alien children it encountered.

That rubbed a lot of advocates — most of whom despised the INS — the wrong way, so they sued the agency in federal court throughout the 1980s and 90s (usually unsuccessfully) until eventually the Clinton administration caved and settled with them. That settlement agreement, in Flores v. Reno, subsequently governed the conditions of INS detention and release of alien children.

And there the matter rested, until the months following the September 11th attacks, when Congress reorganized the executive branch structure to place most agencies with a nexus to domestic security into one department, DHS.

Among other things, the resulting Homeland Security Act of 2002 (HSA) abolished the former INS and dispersed its enforcement and adjudication responsibilities across various federal agencies.

In the course of that restructuring, for reasons known only to its Democratic sponsors, an amendment was passed that defined the term “unaccompanied alien child” and gave responsibility for detaining and releasing those UACs to ORR.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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The Georgia State Election Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to send a Letter of Reprimand to Fulton County for numerous violations of state law during the 2020 election and recount and direct the establishment of a monitor for the November 2024 general election, which, if not completed by July, would require referral to the Georgia Attorney General.

State Election Board (SEB) Member Edward Lindsey proposed the Letter of Reprimand due to the “clear evidence that in 2020 there were numerous violations of regulations and statutes” in Fulton County.

Calling the election conduct “unacceptable,” SEB Member Dr. Janice Johnston highlighted specific cases of violations to Georgia Secretary of State investigators, including Election Day problems regarding the security and documentation of the votes and their authenticity, particularly from advanced voting locations and ballot boxes.

According to Johnston, creating and retaining ballot images became mandatory as of February 2020, yet Fulton County purportedly failed to maintain 380,000 ballot images from the November election.

She explained that the recount, which showed “more than 16,000 electronically added votes,” did not remove those votes, prompting the SEB member to call for further investigation.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
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Biden’s remarks on X reiterates his penchant to break promises, as he previously vowed to not raise taxes on Americans who earn less than $400,000 per year.

If he fulfills the promise he made on X, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted by Trump would be totally gone with its expiration at the end of 2025.

Biden has already made a proposal to enact a $2 trillion tax hike, which would be one of the biggest in American history.

Tags: TAXES, WHITE HOUSE
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Eighteen people, including former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and his lawyers Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman, have been charged for an alleged attempt to change the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Arizona prosecutors unsealed the charges this week, naming former Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, Sen. Jake Hoffman (R-AZ), Sen. Anthony Kern (R-AZ), Chief Operating Officer of Turning Point Action Tyler Bowyer, Michael Ward, Lorraine Pellegrino, Nancy Cottle, Samuel Moorhead, James Lamon, Gregory Safsten and Robert Montgomery as part of the alleged co-conspirators.

The remaining seven indicted co-conspirators were not named as their names are redacted until they are served.

However, the Washington Post said that the seven include former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn, Trump former campaign aide Mike Roman, as well as his lawyers Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, Jenna Ellis and Christina Bobb.

The 18 defendants were charged with Conspiracy, Fraudulent Schemes and Artifices, Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, and Forgery. Trump was not charged alongside the 18 but was referred to as an unindicted co-conspirator in the indictment released on Wednesday.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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The president, however, lost it when he seemingly read instructions alongside the remarks.

“Four more years. Pause,” he said before his supporters jumped to chant, “Four more years! Four more years!”

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President Joe Biden suffered a gaffe in his speech on Thursday as he welcomed the back-to-back reigning WNBA champions, the Las Vegas Aces, to the White House.

During the speech, Biden was trying to single out recently retired Candace Parker, a former member of the squad who played in 18 games during the season.

Despite not joining the playoffs, Parker managed to earn her third championship ring, a feat that spurred Biden to praise her. However, he addressed her wrongly as “one of the greatest all-time coaches” in the history of WNBA even though Parker has never coached a game.

“And while she couldn’t be here, I want to acknowledge someone who will be considered one of the greatest all-time coaches, Candace Parker. She played 16 seasons in the league, two Olympic Gold Medals, two regular season MVPs, and a Final MVP. And look — and going out on top of the world with her third ring, she announced her retirement from the game,” Biden said further.

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Democrat lawmakers are calling for the resignation of two of their congressional colleagues following their recent encounter with the law.

As per a report on Conservative Archives, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and his wife, Imelda, are facing serious charges. The Department of Justice has indicted them over money laundering and an alleged $600,000 bribery scheme.

The DOJ accused the lawmaker and his wife of taking bribes from two foreign entities from December 2014 to November 2021. An oil and gas company owned and controlled by the Government of Azerbaijan and a bank headquartered in Mexico City allegedly paid $600,000 to shell companies owned by Imelda. In return, the lawmaker agreed to influence policies in the U.S. in favor of the two on foreign entities.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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IBM (International Business Machines) owned company “Red Hat” has been sued for allegedly discriminating against a white male employee identified as Allan Kingsley Wood.

The lawsuit was filed by America First Legal (AFL), which is headed by former president Donald Trump’s ex-official Stephen Miller.

“Today, we are taking action on behalf of a courageous plaintiff against his former employer, filing a lawsuit in federal court to get justice for our client and to stop this flagrantly lawless and bigoted conduct,” Miller said. “We are suing IBM to right egregious wrongs, fight corporate racism and deliver accountability in the face of momentous injustice.”

The lawsuit, filed with the U.S. District Court in Idaho, alleges that IBM fired Wood because he is a white man. According to the lawsuit, Wood was a loyal, dedicated and skilled employee of eight years from 2015-2023 who performed the role of Senior Director for Red Hat.

According to the lawsuit, the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative within Red Hat prioritizes skin color and race as primary hiring factors.

The lawsuit linked Wood’s termination to an announcement Red Hat made concerning its Bold DEI Goals. The goals included a target by 2008 to have a workforce of 30 percent female worldwide and 30 percent associates of color in the U.S.

The lawsuit claims that Wood never received a negative review before his termination. The plaintiff was highly lauded, had a stellar record and was on a leadership path.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
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North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum spoke against the hush money case against former President Donald Trump. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, he said the case should have been treated like a business crime not a criminal case.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) warned this week that right-wing organizations connected to former President Donald Trump are planning an attack in case President Joe Biden wins the election in November.

Webmaster addition: Correction. People and organizations connected to former President Donald Trump are planning an attack in case President Joe Biden STEALS the election in November.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD, WHITE HOUSE
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Russian and Belarusian military forces, Vladimir Putin reported, have started joint preparations for the tactical nuclear exercises announced in recent days by the Ministry of Defense in Moscow.

This was reported by the Interfax agency.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
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Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has sounded the alarm about the massive interest on the nation’s debt, warning that “we’re so screwed” due to “decades of reckless, hegemonic rule by The Uniparty™️.” Lee’s comments come in response to a tweet by E.J.

Antoni, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, who noted that interest on the debt is projected to cost over $1.1 trillion during the current fiscal year.

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has unveiled his proposed $288 billion state budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year, which includes cutting thousands of vacant state jobs and reducing funding to more than 200 state programs. The measures aim to close the state’s $27.6 billion deficit.

The announcement comes a month after state officials agreed to reduce California’s deficit by $17.3 billion following Newsom’s January announcement that the state’s deficit was $37.9 billion. The actual state deficit ended up being closer to $45 billion, $7 billion more than initially estimated by Newsom and state officials.

Tags: ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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The concept of mass starvation has not been in the forefront of American society for a very long time. Even during the Great Depression the US was majority agrarian and most people knew how to live off the land. In fact, the US has never suffered a true national famine. There have been smaller regional instances of famine (such as during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s), but nothing coming remotely close to the kinds of famines we have seen in Asia, the Eastern Bloc, Africa or the Middle East in the past 100 years.

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Netflix was heavily criticised last night after British viewers were confronted with a fully erect penis in its new drama.

Viewers, MPs and schools campaigners were shocked at the closing episode of the streaming giant's six-part series A Man In Full.

Actor Tom Pelphrey drops his bedsheet after taking Viagra to reveal himself to co-star Jeff Daniels in the adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1998 novel.

It is believed to be the first time a mainstream drama on British TV has broken the 'erect penis' taboo – and there was no prior warning about graphic nudity.

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Biden administration officials are said to be offering Israel exact locations of Hamas leaders in a bid to stop the IDF invading the Gazan city of Rafah. 

The president has reportedly offered highly-classified information that also includes the locations of Hamas' secret tunnels to try and stave-off what he fears could be a humanitarian catastrophe.  

The detailed and sensitive talks serve to illustrate the stakes facing Israel and the U.S. Rafah is the last city in Gaza that has not been bombed by Israel. 

Webmaster addition: This feels like nothing more than virtue signaling by Biden, who understands the war in Gaza is working against his re-election.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, PALESTINE
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The Venezuelan government called the military drills of two U.S. planes in Guyana a "provocation" and said the country has "become a new colony" of the North American country.

"The Bolivarian Navy strongly rejects the reiterated provocations by the U.S. Southern Command and approved by the government of Guyana, which has become a new American Colony," said Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López. He added that the country's defense systems are "activated against any attempt to breach the Venezuelan geographical space."

U.S. forces, on their end, had reported that "two F/A-18F Super Hornet jets, aboard the USS George Washington Aircraft Carrier" would conduct the drills "with the collaboration and approval of local authorities."

Tags: SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Starting Friday night into Saturday a series of surreal images and videos have circulated widely showing that whole swathes of northern Israel are literally on fire.

The fires were largely in open field areas, but were very extensive given they were the result of about 35 rockets being fired from Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon, targeting the northern city of Kiryat Shmona, which suffered damage.

Tags: ISRAEL, LEBANON, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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