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Conservatives in the Senate are urging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to oppose Democrats’ plans to ignore the upper chamber’s constitutional duty to host an impeachment trial for Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

More than a dozen conservative senators penned a letter to McConnell on Tuesday telling him to take up the House’s mantle of impeaching Mayorkas for his aiding and abetting the invasion at the U.S. southern border.

“It is imperative that the Senate Republican conference prepare to fully engage our Constitutional duty and hold a trial,” the Republicans wrote.

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One “benefit” of the Covid-19 lockdowns was the public’s exposure to what is, or isn’t, going on in our schools. In just a few short years, the public has seen the outsize and pernicious influence of public-sector unions — nowhere more dramatically than in our schools.

The damage is nearly incalculable, and the money unions have to spend on such injury is enormous.

Unions take dollars in “dues money” from hard-working teachers and use it to finance a slew of politically driven efforts that have nothing to do with educating the nation’s children — many that actually harm them. Hard-left activist “teachers” are empowered to indoctrinate children in communist-style propaganda, while good teachers presenting a solid education are subverted.

And it shows: Large numbers of America’s children now loathe American values, and test results for reading and math reveal about half the nation’s kids fail to perform at grade level.

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Despite the White House’s attempted spin, it’s obvious to anyone with eyes and ears that Biden’s mental faculties are rapidly waning. Recent polling has shown the vast majority of Americans (76 percent) have “major or moderate concerns” about the president’s overall physical and mental fitness.

While corporate media will never admit it, Biden can barely answer basic questions, let alone complete a sentence. So, to bring a little humor to your day, The Federalist has compiled a list of 30 questions likely to stump America’s befuddled commander-in-chief.

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Two critical U.S. Capitol Police security cameras aimed at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) offices during the January 6, 2021, pipe bomb incident were remotely redirected by police, failing to capture crucial segments of the police response, according to information obtained by the Epoch Times.

A detailed examination of the unreleased security footage reveals that Capitol Police Camera 3173, positioned directly across from the DNC bomb site, was remotely shifted away from the scene at 1:29 p.m. on the fateful day, just before the bomb squad intervened. (Related: New evidence strongly indicates that pipe bombs found on Jan. 6 were PLANTED by the FBI.)

Similarly, Camera 8020, located atop the nearby Fairchild Building, was zoomed in on the bomb squad assembling until 1:44 p.m., when the Capitol Police Command Center redirected its focus as a bomb robot approached the DNC.

Sources familiar with the U.S. Capitol Police camera system consider such redirection during an active event as "really odd."

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In a video he shared Monday on X, Trucker Jake sarcastically noted how “overnight, liberals all have become experts on the trucking industry. They all know logistics forward and backwards.”

According to these new trucking experts, Jake said, “we’re all gonna lose our jobs, we’re all going to be replaced by AI.”

As it turns out, however, these experts might want to check their sources, because, as Jake explained, “we have a deficit in this country of 85,000 truck drivers.”

Moreover, he said, while truckers “could use the help” from AI, “it’s not gonna happen in my lifetime, it’s not gonna happen in your lifetime, it’s not gonna happen in your grandkids’ lifetime.”

Well then, his liberal interlocutor might retort, what about illegal immigrants? They’re desperate for jobs and would gladly take the place of you ungrateful MAGA extremists.

Unfortunately for Jake’s opponents, that’s not going to work so well either.

“Really, the illegals?” he said. “They can’t pass a background check, can’t pass a drug screening, and then you got the language barrier.”

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The Israeli Knesset has overwhelmingly backed a resolution put forward by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that rejects a “unilateral” creation of a Palestinian state.

Ninety-nine lawmakers out of 120 in the Knesset voted in favor of the resolution. According to Ynet, Israel’s Labor Party boycotted the vote, and 11 Arab lawmakers voted against it. The majority of the leading opposition parties, National Unity and Yesh Atid, voted in favor.

Netanyahu celebrated the strong support for his legislation. “I commend the Knesset members, including those from the opposition, who today voted overwhelmingly in favor of my proposal that Israel opposes being unilaterally dictated to establish a Palestinian state,” he said.

“I don’t recall many votes, in fact, hardly any, where the Knesset voted with a majority of 99, nearly 100 members out of 120, on any proposal,” Netanyahu added.

The resolution came in response to reports that say the US is working with some of its Arab partners on an outline for a future peace deal that would include a “firm timeline” toward a Palestinian state.

The Knesset vote happened after the Israeli cabinet unanimously approved a similar declaration that rejected “international diktats” on a Palestinian state.

Claire's Observations:  Ironically, it may well be the establishment of a functioning Palestinian State, which might well insure the future existence of the state of Israel.  Former enemies in the region, could  become economic allies, and relationships could flourish.  The need for massive armaments in the region, might well decrease. 

Had the State of Palestine been a confirmed reality at the time the Balfour Declaration came down, and was approved, this mess would never have happened.

It is tragic that in the 21st century two peoples are competing for Middle Eastern "real estate", that each considers as their  "Homeland". 

 But what if Israel, even with massive US aid, is unable to accomplish their goals militarily?!? What if countries currently not directly involved in this military clash currently between Israel/Hamas/Hezbollah, get involved, and Israel is forced to retreat to its 1967 boundaries, if it is allowed to continue to exist?!?  Were I an Israeli or US military planner, these are some of the questions which would keep me up at night.


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Kiev's troops failed to "stabilize the battlefield" in Avdeyevka due to scanty firepower, former US Marine Corps intelligence officer Scott Ritter told Sputnik.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin earlier this week that an operation to take control of Avdeyevka was carried out with minimal losses. According to Shoigu, an area of 31.75 square kilometers has been freed as a result of the capture of the town from Ukrainian nationalists.

Speaking to Sputnik, former US Marine Corps intelligence officer Scott Ritter said that Ukraine lost the battle of Avdeyevka for several reasons, the most dominant of which is that they simply don't have the firepower necessary to stabilize the battlefield.

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The conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East have not distracted Washington from flexing its military muscles in the Asia-Pacific. Through one drill after another, the US is coercing regional countries into taking its side, further intensifying regional conflicts and transforming the Asia-Pacific into a more dangerous place.

From Wednesday to Thursday, US, Australian and Japanese warships conducted a trilateral joint operation in the South China Sea to "promote transparency, rule of law, freedom of navigation and all principles that underscore security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific." On Monday, as a part of the ongoing Cope North 2024 multinational air exercise, more than 80 military aircraft and some 3,000 troops from the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada and France participated in an elephant walk, a close formation of aircraft taxiing en masse before takeoff, in Guam to flaunt the synergy of the six countries' air forces in the air.

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O’Keefe Media Group has infiltrated the IRS!

According to Alex Mena, an IRS official with the criminal investigations unit in New York, who met with O’Keefe Media Group’s undercover journalist, the IRS uses artificial intelligence technology to spy on American citizens and company bank accounts without a warrant or evidence to uncover what they consider fraud.

According to the source, the IRS is “going after the small people” and “destroying people’s lives.” All of the agents are “like robots,” said Mena.

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New analysis finds that the number of illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. on Biden’s watch is greater than the population of 36 states.

The numbers are absolutely staggering and there are still months left before Joe Biden will potentially leave office. If he doesn’t, and this madness continues, it’s nearly impossible to imagine what the country would look like in four more years.

Illegal immigration has now eclipsed the economy as the top issue for the 2024 election and this is why. Everyone knows this is not a sustainable situation.

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The city of Chicago is now suing oil companies over climate change.

A cynical person might see this as nothing more than a cash-strapped city going after what it sees as a deep pocketed target in order to get large sums of money it needs in order to keep the city afloat.

Chicago’s financial problems were well known long before the city became a destination for illegal border crossers.

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An influential think tank close to Donald Trump is developing plans to infuse Christian nationalist ideas in his administration should the former president return to power, according to documents obtained by POLITICO.

Spearheading the effort is Russell Vought, who served as Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget during his first term and has remained close to him. Vought, who is frequently cited as a potential chief of staff in a second Trump White House, is president of The Center for Renewing America think tank, a leading group in a conservative consortium preparing for a second Trump term.

Christian nationalists in America believe that the country was founded as a Christian nation and that Christian values should be prioritized throughout government and public life. As the country has become less religious and more diverse, Vought has embraced the idea that Christians are under assault and has spoken of policies he might pursue in response.

Webmaster addition:  This is pure fear-mongering against Trump. Every religion wants their values to dominate society, whether Christian, Jew, Muslim, whatever.


"Congress shall make no law respecting an institution of religion." -- The First Amendment

With the memory of the Catholic v Protestant conflict in England relatively fresh in their minds, the authors of the Constitution sought to make all religions equal by refusing to allow any religion access to civil authority. In other words, the Constitution forbids the establishment of a state religion. 

"Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state,' therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society." -- Thomas Jefferson

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The fantastic fall of Fani Willis is one of the great comedies of recent American politics. It’s the flagrant corruption of Hunter Biden, mixed with the stupidity of Jussie Smollett, the courtroom farce of the George Zimmerman trial, and the sky-high political stakes of a U.S. presidential election. It’s the joyous, healthy humor of seeing a wicked, ridiculous person be exposed and get exactly what she deserves.

Right now, it still isn’t certain whether Judge Scott McAfee will actually kick Fani Willis off her own case, but even if he doesn’t, the damage has substantially been done. The tenuous prosecution of President Trump in Georgia has already been badly delayed and discredited, increasing its odds of being tossed by a higher court and the odds of the public simply shrugging its shoulders even if this abortion of a case somehow lurches all the way to a felony conviction. Left-wing anti-Trump zealots are practically begging Fani to step aside of her own volition for the good of the anti-Trump cause.

But they are unlikely to get what they want, for the same reason that this scandal happened in the first place: America’s regime elevated a clown-show affirmative-action incompetent who only cares about herself, told her that she was a big hero simply for existing, and now we are all reaping the consequences.

But don’t laugh too hard at the left’s Fani Fiasco. Because lurking beneath the Fulton County farce is a dark look at an institutional decay in American life that has only just begun.

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Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) was confronted by peace activists in Washington on Tuesday about the Israeli slaughter in Gaza and sparked an outcry for saying “kill ’em all” when asked about Palestinian children being killed with US support.

“I’ve seen the footage of shredded children’s bodies. That’s my taxpayer dollars that are going to bomb those kids,” an activist said to Ogles.

“I think we should kill ’em all, if that makes you feel better,” Ogles replied. “Everybody in Hamas.”

The comments sparked an outcry and backlash, including from within Ogles’ state of Tennessee. In response, Ogles’ office insisted he was specifically talking about Hamas, but the congressman said “kill ’em all” after the activist referenced children being killed by Israel with US support.

Claire's Observations:  (Ahem;  Representative Ogles, a word, please): Whatever the Israeli government is paying you to say this, cannot possibly be enough!  Demand a raise, immediately!!

I am sorry, but anyone in the US Congress who is stupid enough to buy off on Israel's conflating "self-defense" with "genocide", does not at all deserve the political loyalty of the good, bright people of Tennessee, who are smart enough to see through this in a heartbeat.  This guy has either been bought, or otherwise compromised.  Deal with it!!

And to the good, bright people of Tennessee; now is the time to find a reasonable, moral, and  conservative individual to replace this guy, and quickly!!  Do you seriously want to re-elect someone who condones the murder of infants, when Tennessee has one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the US?!?  And just in case you have forgotten, as reported at reproductiverights.org:

"On August 25, 2022, Tennessee began enforcing its trigger ban, which prohibits abortion at all stages of pregnancy with limited medical emergency exceptions,[1] following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.[2]"


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Israeli forces fired on a United Nations convoy carrying vital food supplies in central Gaza on February 5, before ultimately blocking the trucks from progressing to the northern part of the territory, where Palestinians are on the verge of famine, according to documents shared exclusively by the UN and CNN’s own analysis.

CNN has seen correspondence between the UN and the Israeli military that show the convoy’s route was agreed upon by both parties prior to the strike. According to an internal incident report compiled by UNRWA, the main UN relief agency in Gaza, which was also seen by CNN, the truck was one of 10 in a convoy sitting stationary at an IDF holding point when it was fired upon.

No one in the convoy was hurt, but much of its contents – mainly wheat flour desperately needed to bake bread – were destroyed. Tracing the strike offers a window into the major challenges that humanitarian efforts face in getting aid to Gaza’s more than 2 million people – nearly 85% of whom are internally displaced – amid Israel’s nearly five-month bombardment of the strip.

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A former adjunct professor in Texas with decades of experience will soon return to the classroom after he was reportedly fired for teaching standard concepts regarding human sexuality and reproduction.

Dr. Johnson Varkey spent 22 years of his life teaching biological science to students at St. Philip’s College, a community college in San Antonio, Texas. During that time, he more or less taught the same basic course and the same basic biological principles "without any complaints," he told CBN News.

That all changed just over a year ago, when he was informed that an ethics complaint had been filed against him. He was then fired a few weeks later, even though he had not yet learned the nature of the accusations or been given an opportunity to defend himself against them.

Left to speculate, Varkey recalled that in November 2022, four students had walked out of his classroom after he explained that biological sex was determined by X and Y chromosomes. He then wondered whether that discussion had prompted the complaints.

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Despite the attempt to smear Republicans, police said Wednesday that the non-binary student did not die as a result of injuries from the fight but that they were still investigating the cause of death.

"While the investigation continues into the altercation. Preliminary information from the medical examiner’s office is that a complete autopsy was performed and indicated that the decedent did not die as a result of trauma," read a statement from Owasso Police.

"At this time, any further comments on the cause of death are currently pending until toxicology results and other ancillary testing results are received," they added. "The official autopsy report will be available at a later date."

Police added other information from their investigation thus far.

They said that the fight was broken up by other students in the bathroom. All of the people involved were juveniles, and a school nurse examined them and determined an ambulance didn't need to be called.

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A State Department official speaking before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) urged the body not to order Israel to end the occupation of Palestine. The court is currently hearing arguments in a case that calls on Israel to end the military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. 

The ICJ will hear arguments from more than 50 countries over six days. On the third day of the trial, State Department legal adviser Richard Visek argued to the ICJ that Israel needs to continue the occupation of Palestine for security reasons. “The court should not find that Israel is legally obligated to immediately and unconditionally withdraw from occupied territory,” Visek said.

“Any movement towards Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza requires consideration of Israel’s very real security needs.” He continued, “We were all reminded of those security needs on October 7, and they persist.”

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A number of countries have expressed disappointment after the US vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution by Algeria, which called for a temporary ceasefire in the besieged enclave.

The US move came despite the support of 13 other members of the Security Council, with one abstention from the UK.

Tuesday's vote marks the third time the US has vetoed a call for a ceasefire related to the latest conflict that began in October at the UN.

Washington previously vetoed an amendment proposed by Russia calling for a ceasefire in December, and an earlier resolution in October calling for humanitarian pauses.

Webmaster addition: Biden's subservience to Netanyahu is destroying the US' image around the world!

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