Monday marked the opening day for the 56th Legislative Session, but before getting down to business, the Arizona Freedom Caucus (AFC) and a group of Republican Legislators from the House and Senate met with the press to state they would be filing a lawsuit against newly-inaugurated Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs (D).
“It’s become a modern phenomenon for Executive Branches across the country to try and legislate via executive order. We saw it with Barack Obama. We see it now with Joe Biden. And now, seemingly, Katie Hobbs, she also believes that she has the ability to legislate with the power of the pen, attempting to create law that simply does not exist,” State Sen. Jake Hoffman (R-Queen Creek), said, leading the conference.
Hobbs signed Executive Order 2023-01 on January 2nd, which outlined furthering anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ state employees and contractors. The next day, Hobbs unveiled the “First 100 Days Initiative,” which includes an alleged 100 actions Hobbs will take as Governor.
The AFC took issue with this first Executive Order, stating Hobbs was using this order to push her “woke agenda.”
“The people of Arizona did not elect Katie Hobbs to rule by executive fiat,” Hoffman said. “Yet sadly for our state, Katie feels, just as she’s shown a propensity for during her time as Secretary of State, that she is above the law and does not need to follow the laws this legislature passes. That is wrong.”
House Democrats are downplaying the discovery of several classified documents at the Penn Biden Center from when President Biden was vice president and told Fox News there is "no comparison" to former President Trump’s classified documents at Mar-a-Lago.
Fox News asked several Democratic lawmakers Tuesday to weigh in on the discovery of a batch of records dating back to the Obama administration, including a "small number of documents with classified markings" that were discovered at the Penn Biden Center by the president's personal attorneys Nov. 2, according to Richard Saubel, special counsel to the White House.
The attorneys found the documents in a locked closet while preparing to vacate office space at the center, which the president used from mid-2017 until he began the 2020 campaign.
Republican Indiana Rep. Lorissa Sweet introduced legislation Tuesday that would ban child gender transitions.
The bill would block medical professionals from subjecting minors to procedures or activities that change, affirm or enforce a child’s gender identity when that identity is different from his or her biological sex. Child gender transitions, including social transitions, medications and surgeries, remain legal in most states, though a handful of conservative states have cracked down on the procedures in recent years.
Scientists may have solved a longstanding puzzle about the origins of a mysterious element on the Moon with the help of lunar samples that were returned to Earth by a Chinese mission in 2020, reports a new study.
China’s Chang’e-5 mission wowed the world two years ago when it became the first spacecraft in decades to land on the Moon, collect samples, and safely deliver them back to Earth. The probe was able to scoop up about 1,700 grams of lunar dirt from an unexplored region that was volcanically active within the past two billion years, making it one of the youngest parts of the Moon’s surface.
The pristine extraterrestrial pebbles contain globules of ferric iron (Fe3+), a version of iron that contains oxygen, which was previously assumed to be rare on the Moon because the lunar surface is chemically “reductive,” meaning that it is not easy for oxidized compounds to form.
In a moment with some eery similarities to the Damar Hamlin incident earlier this week, Los Angeles Rams rookie Russ Yeast was sent to the hospital on Sunday after suffering a pulmonary contusion.
The events of the Week 17 “Monday Night Football” game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals made national headlines. Second-year player Damar Hamlin suffered a serious blow to his chest while making a tackle on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. The hit is believed to have caused a Commotio Cordis and sent the defensive back into cardiac arrest.
Few will be able to forget the field at Paycor Stadium being filled with players and an ambulance entering the field to take Hamlin to the hospital after needing to be resuscitated on the field. Fortunately for Hamlin, after being in intensive care for several days, his health has remarkably improved and is likely to return to a normal life after the near-death incident.
The situation was highly emotional for Bills players and many athletes and officials around the NFL, so it made the injury to rookie Russ Yeast on Sunday scarier than it probably needed to be because of its similarities to Hamlin’s.
During the Los Angles Rams’ overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, Russ Yeast — who was filling in for Nick Scott — was knocked out of the game with what was called a chest injury. While he was listed as questionable to return, he never did.
Dealing with this subject has been quite difficult for me. Both the concept of the state stripping you of everything and the SHTF concept have as many backgrounds as diverse interpretations, so trying to approach this from a single point of view is a complicated task.
In my country, Venezuela, after 20 years of “revolution,” we have bottomed out and learned to live in situations we never imagined (so much so that I was able to write an article on survival techniques I never imagined myself using on daily basis).
It’s not that the governments before Hugo Chavez were much better. But there was a much more stable political and economic situation with access to the international market.In 1999, when Chávez’s government was instated, oil prices were the highest in Venezuela’s history. The newly born Communist policy in the country was hardly felt and had very few repercussions on the professional citizens who lived on a monthly salary.
That’s probably why those first few years didn’t really feel like something was taken away from us. In addition, the newly elected president had a 60% popular approval rating and promised endless opportunities for the neediest people.
Will Society Collapse? Civilization seems to be lurching. A study suggests that there is a possibility that society will collapse in 2040. In this blog post, let’s explore why society might collapse and how we can prevent it.
We’ve all seen the movies where society collapses, and it’s every man for himself. The reality is that most people won’t know how to survive when this happens. Many things have been happening in the world lately. In light of all this, it’s vital to start thinking about surviving the collapse of society.
Many believe that it’s only a matter of time before something big happens. That could leave us without power or essential services for an extended time.
China has suspended or closed the social media accounts of more than 1,000 critics of the government’s policies on the COVID-19 outbreak, as the country moves to roll back harsh antivirus restrictions.
The popular Sina Weibo social media platform said it had addressed 12,854 violations including attacks on experts, scholars and medical workers and issued temporary or permanent bans on 1,120 accounts.
The ruling Communist Party had largely relied on the medical community to justify its tough lockdowns, quarantine measures and mass testing, almost all of which it abruptly abandoned last month, leading to a surge in new cases that have stretched medical resources to their limits. The party allows no direct criticism and imposes strict limits on free speech.
The company “will continue to increase the investigation and cleanup of all kinds of illegal content and create a harmonious and friendly community environment for the majority of users," Sina Weibo said in a statement dated Thursday.
Webmaster addition: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday requested a 'damage assessment' after 10 classified documents were found in President Joe Biden's former office at a Washington think tank in early November.
Rep. Mike Turner sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines asking for an immediate review after Biden 'removed, and then retained highly classified information at an undisclosed and unsecure non-government office in Washington, D.C., for a period of at least six years.'
'This discovery of classified information would put President Biden in potential violation of laws protecting national security, including the Espionage Act and Presidential Records Act,' Turner said.
President Joe Biden, for the second day in a row, dodged questions about the classified documents found at his think tank in Washington DC, as a new report claims the files contained information on Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom.
"Mr President, did you mishandle classified documents?' a member of the press corps shouted at him.
Since annual wealth accrued by the wealthy is not taxable income. Only when sold, those assets are considered income.
When Donald Trump was running for president in 2016, he declined to release his tax returns since he was being audited, which is not uncommon for people in his income bracket. But Democratic operatives for Hillary Clinton claimed he was hiding information that would disqualify him for office.
“It is obvious Donald Trump has done a lot of things he needs to hide from voters.” – Hillary Clinton
The U.S. Constitution sets forth a very limited list of qualifications for those running for president: a candidate must be a natural-born citizen over the age of 35 who has lived in the United States for at least 14 years. The Supreme Court has ruled against states adding any additional requirements.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said, “I can’t find out why this is a big issue to the liberals?” Rudy Giuliani, retorted, “The way media is treating this shows why nobody would want to release their tax returns. His political opponents will go through them and make issues out of non-issues.”
During Trump’s entire tenure as president, Democrats, liberal media and progressive naysayers invented and theorized reasons why Trump refused to reveal his tax returns. And these same groups did not mention that Trump gave back most of his salary to the government. During the pandemic, he gave his entire paycheck to the FDA to help develop the COVID-19 vaccine.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters Monday that he plans to remove Democrats Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar from committees on which they previously served.
Schiff and Swalwell both served on the House Intelligence Committee, with the former serving as Chair. Swalwell also had a role on the Homeland Security Committee. Omar served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
McCarthy particularly pointed to Swalwell, who has been accused of ties to a Chinese spy, as being a security liability on the Intel and Homeland Security committees.
“Swalwell can’t get a security clearance in the private sector. I’m not going to give him a government security clearance,” McCarthy declared.
One week after collapsing on the field during Monday Night Football due to a cardiac arrest, Damar Hamlin has been released from the hospital and finally returned home to Buffalo.
Headed home to Buffalo today with a lot of love on my heart.— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐦𝐥𝐢𝐧 (@HamlinIsland) January 9, 2023
Watching the world come together around me on Sunday was truly an amazing feeling.
The same love you all have shown me is the same love that I plan to put back into the world n more.
Bigger than football!
Hamlin had been in the hospital since his collapse on the field during the January 2nd game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.
The incident took place in the first quarter after Hamlin delivered a tackle on Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. After the contact was made, Hamlin stood up only to collapse back on the field.
U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) Monday against New Jersey’s new gun controls barring licensed concealed carry in “sensitive places.”
On December 22, 2022, Breitbart News reported that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed legislation barring concealed carriers from having guns in “sensitive places” for self-defense. The new law was enacted in response to the Supreme Court of the United States Bruen (2022) decision, which struck down New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry permit issuance.
The “sensitive places” in New Jersey’s new law include “schools, courthouses, child care centers, nursing homes, polling places, government buildings, hospitals, bars and restaurants where alcohol is served, airports, parks, beaches, demonstrations, movie theaters, casinos, and other entertainment centers,” NJ.com explained.
A lawsuit was filed, seeking a TRO and a preliminary injunction. The suit was brought by three private individuals, along with the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, and the Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners.