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Former Biden White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is facing a stern warning from a top Republican lawmaker: testify before my committee voluntarily, or be served with a subpoena.

Either way, the former top spokeswoman for President Joe Biden appears in a bind over a request by Republican Texas Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) to explain her involvement in discussions leading up to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. The hasty exit drew international condemnation as heartbreaking images of civilians hugging the wheels of departing aircraft flooded phone screens around the world.

Tags: AFGHANISTAN, WHITE HOUSE
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Covenant School killer Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a biological female who identified as a transgender male at the time of her March 27, 2023 attack, wrote a three-page journal entry titled “My Imaginary Penis” that was included in the writings recovered from her vehicle.

The Tennessee Star confirmed on Wednesday it obtained nearly four dozen pages of Hale’s writings from a source familiar with the Covenant investigation, including the March 11, 2023 entry discussing her desire to have a male anatomy.

Hale’s diary or journal entry begins with the title “My Imaginary Penis” and includes a crude drawing.

“My penis exists in my head. I swear to god I’m a male,” wrote Hale in the diary or journal recovered by police. She then wrote about her desire to have a penis for the purpose of heterosexual sex with a woman.

While the entry is sexually explicit in nature, Hale also wrote about her experience using the name Aiden, which she began using during her transition. Hale explained that using the name on a job application for a delivery position resulted in issues with the company’s background check.

She also described being raised a girl as “torture.” She claimed she feared “being called a dyke or a f*****” during high school before feeling liberated in college and eventually learning about transgenderism in her early 20s.

“I finally found the answer – that changing one’s gender is possible,” wrote Hale before claiming her mother opposed the idea.

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U.S. officials along the southern border have reported that the number of illegal crossings actually increased on the first day following President Joe Biden’s last-minute executive order to restrict access for asylum seekers.

Fox News cameras stationed along the U.S.-Mexico border captured stunning video showing hundreds of migrants making their way through gaping holes in fencing before coming to a rest as they waited for deputies with U.S. Customs and Border (CPB) patrol to pick them up for transport and processing. The video, taken along the San Diego corridor, is a stark reminder that President Biden’s recent uptick in anti-migrant rhetoric has come too little, too late as more than nine million migrants are believed to have arrived since he took office.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, WHITE HOUSE
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New York Times reporter Alan Feuer repeatedly called Donald Trump’s assertion that the FBI was authorized to use lethal force against him during its 2022 raid of Mar-a-Lago false, while ultimately acknowledging that the claim was in fact true.

Feuer wrote in an article Wednesday, “Mr. Trump’s baseless statements about the search are among the starkest examples of the ways in which he has sought to gain political advantage.” He continued his attack on the former president, stating that Trump “falsely accused Mr. Biden of having ‘authorized the FBI to use deadly (lethal) force’ during the search.”

But just before that portion of his article, Feuer directly contradicted himself. When referring to the Mar-a-Lago raid, he said, “In this case, the [Justice Department] order said, lethal force could be employed only if there was ‘imminent danger of death or serious physical injury’ to the agents themselves or to any others who were on the ground that day.”

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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America's top law enforcement officials couldn't be any clearer: the threat of a terror attack inside the U.S. is now imminent.

'Every morning, we worry,' Attorney General Merrick Garland told a House hearing on Tuesday.

The risk of a strike, he said, has 'gone up enormously.'

FBI Director Christopher Wray – testifying just across Capitol Hill in the Senate – issued the same urgent warning, saying U.S. domestic security is in the worst condition he's ever seen.

His agency has recently disrupted 'multiple terrorist attacks in cities and communities around the country,' he revealed.

It was only in December that Wray first publicly sounded the alarm about this growing menace in the aftermath of Hamas's cowardly October 7 attack on Israel.

Webmaster addition: I smell a false-flag attack coming!

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Source: Big Serge Thought

There are certain regions of the world that seemed destined by the cruel caprice of geography and chance to be perennial battlegrounds. Often these ravaged lands lay at the crossroads of imperial interests, as in the case of Afghanistan or Poland, which have been so frequently trampled by armies going this way or that, or else they are simply plagued by perennially unstable governance or roiling ethnic conflict. Sometimes, however, it is the peculiar logic of military operations that brings violence to the same place, again and again. One such notorious sufferer is the great industrial city of Kharkov, in northeastern Ukraine.

Originally founded as a modest fortress in the 17th Century, Kharkov was fated to play an unusual role in the Second World War. The city became a sort of symbol of frustration for the warring Soviet and German armies: it was the place that both armies wanted to get to, but could not quite seem to take and hold. In 1941 the city was captured in the waning phases of Germany’s colossal invasion of the USSR, and fell under occupation through the winter. In 1942, the city’s environs became the scene of an enormous battle when the Germans planned to launch an offensive out of Kharkov at exactly the same time that the Red Army planned an offensive towards it. The following year, the city was briefly recaptured by the Red Army as it pursued retreating German armies away from Stalingrad, before once again changing hands after a timely German counterattack. Finally, at the end of August 1943, the Soviets retook the city for good as they began their inexorable drive towards Berlin.

No major city changed hands as many times in World War Two as did Kharkov, which became the scene of no less than four substantial battles. The cruelty of fate had turned Kharkov into a sort of mutual culmination point - the spot on the map beyond which both armies repeatedly found it difficult to advance.

History does not repeat, as they say, but it does rhyme. Kharkov’s strategic position, as the great urban center blocking the inner bend of the northern Donets River, has not changed much in the eighty years since the Soviets and the Germans last fought in the forests here, and Kharkov Oblast is once more becoming the rope in a deadly game of tug of war. The area was briefly overrun by the Russian army in the opening weeks of the Special Military Operation, with the Russians establishing a screening line to cover their capture of the Lugansk shoulder. Later that year, Kharkov became the scene of Ukraine’s seminal military achievement of the war, when they overran the thin Russian defenses and launched a pursuit all the way to the Oskil River. And now, the Russians are back, launching a fresh attack into Kharkov Oblast on May 10. The sound of artillery is once again heard in the city.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, HIDDEN HISTORY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Hunter Biden enjoyed crack rocks the size of ping-pong balls, Hallie Biden, Hunter’s ex and brother’s widow, said Thursday on the stand during Hunter’s gun trial.

President Joe Biden visited Hallie last week at her Delaware home. Some say the visit was witness tampering. “What’s a little witness tampering between ex in-laws?” legal analyst Phil Holloway questioned.

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Ex-stripper and Hunter Biden’s ex-lover Lunden Roberts told Piers Morgan in an interview on Thursday that President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have yet to meet their five-year-old granddaughter.

Roberts, 33, who has a forthcoming book, told Morgan that she had suicidal thoughts after learning she was pregnant with Hunter Biden’s child and called her pregnancy “one of the loneliest times” of her life, as their “months-long” relationship ended when she told him she was pregnant.

“I went through some pretty dark times emotionally and mentally during that time,” Roberts said, adding:

I knew that, as long as I was pregnant, I wasn’t going to do anything to myself, because that would harm my child. So I didn’t think I would do anything to myself while I was pregnant. But I would feel that, after the pregnancy, would it be better for my daughter and for Hunter and everyone else if I wasn’t here? Because it seemed like a scandal, and a burden is what I felt like at those times.

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Hunter Biden smoked crack “every 20 minutes or so” from 2017 to 2018, according to his ex-girlfriend’s testimony during his gun trial on Wednesday. During this period, Hunter was involved in managing some of the family’s most lucrative business deals with high-level foreign figures.

The Biden family business was thriving in 2017 and 2018, shortly after President Joe Biden concluded his tenure as vice president.

One of the largest deals occurred when Biden’s family members received money from CEFC China Energy Co, a company with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

In 2023, the House Oversight Committee disclosed that CEFC controlled State Energy HK Limited, a company tied to $1.3 million in payments to Biden family members. The committee, through the family’s suspicious activity reports (SARs), also uncovered that a Biden associate, Rob Walker, received a $3 million wire transfer from CEFC. From this amount, four Biden family members — Hunter, James, Hallie, and an unidentified “Biden” — collectively received $1.3 million.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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The Walt Disney Company engaged in one of the most unnecessary public battles in recent corporate history when it announced its intention to interfere in the Florida legislative process. Employee and progressive pressure over the state's Parental Rights in Education Bill led to Disney putting out an embarrassing statement criticizing common sense protection for children.

Sure enough, legislators and Governor Ron DeSantis took a closer look at the company's essentially autonomous government district south of Orlando…and realized that Disney had been taking advantage of their self-governance while not fulfilling their stated obligations.

Disney sued, leading to a firestorm of media coverage and Gavin Newsom tweets on how a "cartoon mouse" had comprehensively beaten DeSantis. Some politicians even suggested that Disney should move its Disney World property out of Florida entirely, or refuse to do business with the state moving forward. 

Except DeSantis then won every resulting legal proceeding. And now the oversight board in charge of the Disney World complex has cleared the way for a massive $17 billion investment in the Florida property. 

It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive defeat than that.

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Progressives pride themselves on designating many months of the year to openly celebrate their radical ideology. No matter how liberal the idea, they proudly prance to the tune of the progressive narrative during these months and foist them upon the public.

People who don’t want to participate must deal with the constant media and government barrage of symbols and messages of disagreeable ideology. For crying out loud, people can’t even erase the events from the calendars embedded in their smartphones.

Some people are starting to fight back by creating opportunities that counteract the progressive narrative. These upstart movements include celebrating long-standing truths about life and culture, and leftists are fuming.

From Blaze Media:
Word is rapidly spreading about the Old State Saloon in Eagle, Idaho, which has dubbed June “Heterosexual Awesomeness Month.”

June will be OSS’s inaugural Heterosexual Awesomeness Month! Come join us all month to celebrate heterosexuals, for without them, none of us would be here! Each Monday will be Hetero Male Monday, and any heterosexual male dressed like a heterosexual male will receive a free draft beer. Each Wednesday is Heterosexual Couples Day, and each heterosexual couple will receive 15% off their bill.

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For Biden’s entire presidency, he has been hiding a concerning plan that could undermine the foundations of the American experiment. Like a shell game huckster working a street corner, while the audience is watching one hand, the other hand is getting away with unseen trickery. Biden seems to have mastered his hustle against the American people.

Biden’s plot to dismantle the U.S. border and allow unfettered access into the country for illegal immigrants has created a crisis affecting every state and most major cities. This is his signature legacy as president, a grift that will affect the nation for generations.

Biden secretly took his hustle to a new level when it comes to illegal immigrants. He just gave the border crossers access to the country with the stroke of his pen.

From The Daily Wire:
The Biden administration canceled over 350,000 asylum cases, allowing migrants to stay in the United States indefinitely in a move that experts called “mass amnesty.”

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Joe Biden faces a very real problem in his son, Hunter. The president’s son has been accused of plenty of wrongdoing—much of it involving Joe himself. But this week, Hunter is facing federal gun charges. How this case goes could affect Biden’s reelection.

Already, it seems Biden is trying to meddle in the trial. He met with Hunter’s ex, who will testify during the trial. His office released a statement that seemed to generate sympathy for his wayward son.

Biden’s wife is attending the trial. The family took “detailed notes” during the jury selection process. And if that isn’t enough, Biden announced what he will be doing “every day” during this trial. Could it be that Biden is trying to prevent Hunter from facing justice?

From Breitbart:
President Joe Biden intends to have a phone conversation with Hunter Biden every day during his Delaware gun trial, White House aides told Politico on Tuesday.

The report comes as Jill Biden and Hunter Biden’s wife arrived at the Delaware courthouse to view proceedings for the second day in a row.

Webmaster addition: Joe is ALWAYS pulling a fast one on America!

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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As the nefarious central banksters and their billionaire buddies push for a totalitarian society where nothing is private because cash is illegal and all your business dealings will be digital from your phone, consider the possibilities listed below which are by no means exhuastive:

1. You are low vision or no vision and can’t see your cell phone screen.

2. You’re dislexic and can’t keep numbers straight and make mistakes confusing your balance.

3. Your cell phone breaks

4. The internet goes down

5. Your cell phone battery fails or is not charged

6. Your cell phone is stolen, or you are robbed of it!

7. A mistake is made and you are overcharged beyond the balance in your digital wallet?

8. You want to buy something of which the central banksters disapprove – a gun for instance!

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A few small things settled in a direction that could give Powell a chill that causes him to shift from battling inflation to driving it back up nice and hot, just as stock investors and bond investors are back to hoping he will do. Changes in the labor market make it appear labor may FINALLY be reaching that point where new jobs are not coming fast enough and old jobs ending more quickly to where the changes could start to push unemployment up. Still, I’ve pointed out a few head fakes along the way, and this could easily be another one. More data coming in on Friday could clarify the employment picture.
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Via: Reuters:

TXSE Group, backed by BlackRock and Citadel Securities, plans to launch Texas Stock Exchange in Dallas, going up against established New York-centric exchanges in a bid to attract global companies.

The exchange, which has raised about $120 million, plans to file registration documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to start operating as a national securities exchange later this year, TXSE said on Wednesday.

Claire's Observations:  The timing of this announcement is very interesting; one has to wonder what the founders here are betting against, or betting for, with this new exchange.

 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
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In a surprising twist, the federal gun charges trial of Hunter Biden has taken an unconventional turn, with prosecutors employing a tactic that has drawn praise from legal experts. Former federal prosecutor Jay Town appeared on Fox News’ “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Wednesday, commending special counsel David Weiss for his team’s ingenious use of Hunter Biden’s autobiography as evidence against him.

“It was a stroke of genius,” Town remarked, referring to the prosecution’s decision to introduce excerpts from Biden’s memoir, where he admitted to drug addiction and illegal substance use. But they didn’t stop there – the prosecution also played audio clips of Biden narrating those very admissions from the book’s audiobook version.

“I’ve never prosecuted a defendant where they actually wrote a book about their criminal behavior,” Town stated, emphasizing the overwhelming nature of the evidence presented so far.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Authored by Eric Lundrum via American Greatness,

A new survey reveals that over two-thirds of small business owners are terrified of the state of the economy under Joe Biden’s watch, fearing that current conditions and ongoing downward trends will lead to them having to close their businesses.

As reported by the Daily Caller, the poll from the Job Creators Network Foundation (JCNF) shows that 67% of small business owners maintain such fears about the economy as it stands today, marking a 10-point increase from sentiments two years ago. In the same poll, participants’ perceptions of economic conditions for their own businesses fell from 70.2 to 68.1. Perception of national conditions fell even more drastically, from 53.2 to 50.4.

In addition to the ongoing economic woes, small business owners also feel overwhelmingly impacted by the rise of crime. In the same survey, 44% of business owners say that crime has gone up in their area. The respondents who were most likely to say crime has increased in their area are the business owners generating less than $100,000 per year, at 55%. Those who generate over $1 million in revenue were less likely to say crime has increased.

Inflation also remains a top concern for business owners, with 49% ranking inflation as the top issue in May, compared to 48% in March. Overall inflation remains stubbornly high, coming in at 3.4% in April. The inflation rate has consistently remained above 3% since Joe Biden first took office.

“Small businesses are more vulnerable to high taxes and costly regulatory environments compared to their large corporate counterparts,” said Elaine Parker, president of the JCNF.

“That’s why it’s no surprise that 26% of small businesses say they’ve considered relocating to a different state or city to chase more favorable tax rates and escape government red tape. This is an opportunity for free-market minded governors to continue making their states stand out from the crowd by implementing pro-growth policy reforms that will ignite Main Street.”

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
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President Joe Biden, 81, continued to show his advanced age while in France for the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II, a stark reminder given that Biden had already been born when the historic operation was conducted.

As has become common during public appearances, Biden walked slowly alongside French President Emmanuel Macron, appeared to be unsure where to go and stand, and was led by first lady Jill Biden away from the ceremony while Macron stayed behind to shake hands with D-Day veterans.

Biden also used his speech to talk about how many Russians have been killed during the recent war in Ukraine.

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