"Political parties exist to secure responsible government and to execute the will of the people. From these great staffs, both of the old parties have ganged aside. Instead of instruments to promote the general welfare they have become the tools of corrupt interests which use them in martialling [sic] to serve their selfish purposes. Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people." -- Theodore Roosevelt

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The left in France surged to victory in parliamentary elections over the weekend in a shock performance after weeks of surging momentum for the country’s right wing.
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Communist China is reportedly building a military spy base in Cuba in conjunction with the Cuban government not far from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, according to newly published satellite images.
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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough defended President Joe Biden’s reelection and slammed “media elites” for telling Biden to step down following the president’s disastrous debate.
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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre denied that President Joe Biden is being treated for Parkinson’s disease in a heated exchange that came after it was revealed that a Parkinson’s specialist had visited the White House on multiple occasions.
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Dr. Jordan B. Peterson sat down with British activist Tommy Robinson to discuss Robinson’s years-long fight against Islamic Jihad’s increasing presence in Europe under the protection of multiculturalism.
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Whoopi Goldberg said on Monday that she did not care whether President Joe Biden could string together a coherent thought or even if he “pooped his pants” — a sentiment she punctuated by claiming that she herself has “poopy days all the time.”
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President Joe Biden formally rejected on Monday a bill in Congress that would require individuals to show proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in elections for federal office.
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White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor confirmed in a letter on Monday night that the Parkinson’s disease expert who has visited the White House at least eight times over the last year has evaluated President Joe Biden during each of his physical exams.
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President Joe Biden reportedly skipped a meeting with world leaders — which was intentionally set up “in the early evening” — shortly after the war in Ukraine erupted because he needed to “go to bed.”
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According to a recent ruling by the Dusseldorf Administrative Court, members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party cannot legally possess firearms under Germany’s weapons law. 
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) used history on Sunday to upend a popular liberal talking point used to incite fear about Donald Trump's potential return to the White House.

For nearly a decade now, Democrats and media activists have claimed that Trump is a fascist and authoritarian who will unconstitutionally seize dictatorial-level power if elected president and bring an end to American democracy.

'He will be too busy undoing all the damage of this disastrous presidency.'

On CNN's "State of the Union," host Dana Bash asked Rubio if the Supreme Court's ruling on presidential immunity makes him "comfortable," suggesting it empowers the president beyond what the Constitution says. Rubio, in response, provided the context for the court's ruling: It only became necessary when the Justice Department was weaponized to target Trump.

The senator's observation prompted Bash to jump to Biden's defense.

"Donald Trump has said that he would go after Joe Biden, that he would go after members of the Biden family. That's never something that we have heard Joe Biden say," Bash claimed.

"Donald Trump has said that — no, he hasn't," Rubio fired back. "I watched the debate ... and he was asked, and he said, 'My vengeance will be winning and restoring America — making America great again. ... He has repeatedly said that his revenge will be to make America great again, to undo all [of the Biden administration's] bad public policies."

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Silicon Valley investors and business owners are eliminating DEI in their companies. It makes no money, it's a waste of resources and it's a distraction for the qualified people who are actually trying to do their jobs and earn millions from their stock options (a common situation in silicon valley). Who’s afraid of the Big Bad DEI? The acronym is near-poisonous now — a word that creates almost instant tension between those who embrace it and those who want it dead.
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Business mogul Elon Musk is not letting up on his crusade for election integrity.

Posting on his X platform, Musk broke down how the system is specifically designed to make it near impossible for people to prove the existence of voter fraud.

“When combined with mail-in ballots, the system is *designed* to make it impossible to prove fraud,” Musk wrote, in response to a post by Wall Street Apes about how Democrats are planning to rig the 2024 presidential election in their favor.

“Mail-in and drop box ballots should not be allowed, as cameras on the in-person voting stations would at least prevent large-scale fraud by counting how many people showed up vs ballots cast,” he continued.

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The Interior Department last Friday blocked 28 million acres of federal land in the state of Alaska from any mining or oil and gas development. 

Rick Whitbeck, Alaska state director for Power The Future, said the decision on D-1 lands removes an area the size of the state of Pennsylvania from resource development, which will have severe energy impact to the nation and the state of Alaska. 

“Today’s double-whammy attack on Alaska’s resource development opportunities makes 65 times the Biden administration has targeted our state’s energy and economic future. This administration has completely kowtowed to radical environmentalists in an effort to gain favor at the ballot box. Placing 28 million acres off-limits to responsible development is foolhardy, and only empowers China, Russia and other enemies of our Republic,” Whitbeck told Just the News

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Women today called on tampon brands to urgently review the levels of toxic metals in their products in the wake of heightened safety fears.

Tests on 30 products purchased in New York, Athens and London have found some contained dangerous levels of arsenic, chromium and even lead. 

MailOnline approached the researchers to ask which 14 brands were involved and they declined to comment. 

Instead, they insisted while tampons could be 'a potential source of metal exposure' for women, more research was first needed to assess their danger.  One woman, however, labelled the findings 'unreal', arguing 'women are literally being poisoned by these products'. 

 tampon brands to urgently review the levels of toxic metals in their products in the wake of heightened safety fears.

Tests on 30 products purchased in New York, Athens and London have found some contained dangerous levels of arsenic, chromium and even lead. 

MailOnline approached the researchers to ask which 14 brands were involved and they declined to comment. 

Instead, they insisted while tampons could be 'a potential source of metal exposure' for women, more research was first needed to assess their danger. 

One woman, however, labelled the findings 'unreal', arguing 'women are literally being poisoned by these products'. 

Tests on 30 products purchased in New York, Athens and London have found some contained dangerous levels of arsenic, chromium and even lead. All 16 metals tested were detected in at least one tampon. But US researchers, who carried out the probe, chose not to name the 14 brands involved

Tests on 30 products purchased in New York, Athens and London have found some contained dangerous levels of arsenic, chromium and even lead. All 16 metals tested were detected in at least one tampon. But US researchers, who carried out the probe, chose not to name the 14 brands involved

Women took to social media to express shock and worry about research that found tampons contained toxic metals — however researchers have refused to reveal which 14 brands they tested  

Another, , who also took to X/Twitter, wrote: 'I don't feel like enough people are yelling about the new findings of high levels of toxic metals being in tampons? 

'Like all tampons even organic ones?? Why is there arsenic in tampons?????' 

A third user, @FraukeEcke, added: 'What the hell! We need to reduce exposure to environmental contaminants not increase it! How difficult can it be to produce safe sanitary products?' 

A fourth also said: 'The real question is, how long have these companies this information'.    

Possible heavy metal exposure via tampons is concerning given the thin nature of the internal tissue of the vagina could provide an easy way for these substances to enter the body.

Exposure to lead can impair brain development, whist other metals can trigger life-threatening blood clotting and raise the risk of some cancers. 

The findings are also potential far reaching with about 50 to 80 per cent of women who menstruate using tampons on a monthly basis — for several hours at a time.

In the study, the 16 metals tested included arsenic, barium, calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper and iron.

Manganese, mercury, nickel, lead, selenium, strontium, vanadium, and zinc were among the others. 

Researchers identified examples of all 16 among the tampons tested. 

Several metals were detected in all samples, including arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead and vanadium. 

Among these lead had the highest concentration with a mean total of 120 nanograms per gram (ng/g). 

Cadmium followed at 6.74 ng/g, with arsenic logging 2.56 ng/g.

Claire's Observations:  To the alleged "researchers" who found the problems, but refuse to disclose  the names of brands  using these poisons; have you been confronted by the "plata o plomo" offer, perchance?  Meaning, "Silver" (a bribe) or "Lead" (meaning execution or foul play)?

Please don't speak to us for one damned millisecond about "more research being needed", when a day for a woman using these contaminated products could mean the difference between life.... and death.

These products should immediately be named and shamed, made as public as possible, and pulled off every shelf in America, until the manufacturers can come clean and can scientifically validate, that their products contain NONE of these carcinogens.

As a woman who lost my mom to cervical cancer when she was 46 (I was 10), I have to wonder now, if exposure to these chemicals exacerbated, or accelerated the process of her cancer. At the end of the day, as she lay dying, her pain was nearly unbearable, even with huge amounts of morphine getting pumped into her.

I never want to see this happen to anyone, ever.

So, ladies who read this blog, and the men who love them; a conversation needs to be started on this issue ASAP. And unfortunately, autopsies on those women who have just passed from this vile disease need to be done, with testing for for these toxic substances.

Such documentation will pave the way for class action lawsuits against those companies which knew these poisons were in their products, but refused to do a damned thing about it.

And in MY world, the executives of those companies who knew but did nothing, deserve a hell of a lot more than a "fine/corporate slap on the wrist"; for sickening and potentially killing American women, they should get jail time, and NOT in a "Club Fed."

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According to ATTOM data solutions, right now the average household is spending upwards of 35% of their gross income just on their mortgage, taxes and insurance.
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The key takeaway here is: don't count on a simplistic ideology or reform or a "supreme leader" to save the status quo from internal failure. Humans prefer simplicity to complexity. This is why mythologies still resonate with us, despite our hubristic claims to rationality and "following the science." What we actually crave isn't the challenge of teasing apart highly complex systems of interconnected dynamics in which each subsystem influences every other subsystem.
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Money Market Funds have surged to an impressive all-time high of $6.15 trillion. These funds are a type of short-term investment that typically invest in low-risk, highly liquid assets, such as Treasury bills, commercial paper, and certificates of deposit. Investors turn to Money Market Funds for stability and liquidity, especially during uncertain economic times or when seeking an alternative to traditional savings accounts.
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Democratic strategist David Axelrod said Sunday he doesn’t think President Biden understands he is “not winning this race” against former President Trump.

“There are certain immutable facts of life, and those were painfully obvious on that debate stage, and the president just doesn’t seem to come to — he hasn’t come to grips with it. He’s not winning this race,” Axelrod, a senior adviser in the Obama administration, said on CNN’s “Inside Politics.”

“If you just look at the data and talk to people around the country, political people around the country, it’s more likely that he’ll lose by a landslide than win narrowly this race,” Axelrod continued. “And if the stakes are as large as he says, and I believe they are, then he really needs to consider what the right thing to do here is.”

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With just four months to go before election day, President Biden continues to get calls to resign and possibly have Vice President Harris continue his campaign in order to avoid the major landslide loss that Democratic strategist David Axelrod predicts.

Axelrod was the former top advisor to President Obama and was instrumental in his campaign for president. He was highly critical of Biden running for reelection before the debate and now after the American public saw just how bad Biden’s mental state truly was, Axelrod predicts Biden would highly damage the Democratic brand and ruin his legacy if Biden doesn’t put aside his stubborn attitude to continue forward and simply quit.

Biden gave a post-debate interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulous and during a segment on CNN’s “Inside Politics” to discuss the interview and overall debate performance, Axelrod gave a brutal opinion of Biden going forward.

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"The problem of the Pathocracy seems to be so vast and complex; it is certainly intimidating. Fortunately, the solutions are relatively simple. It begins with education and non-participation. Ignorance is the key that keeps the Pathocracy afloat. It's truly this easy. An awake populace can choose to stop holding the pyramid above their shoulders by refusing to oil the gears of the machine. We need to collectively move our money out of big banks, support local enterprise over the multinationals, and be courageously vocal about the truth."

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Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and Judge Juan Merchan "worked together to deprive" former President Trump of "his constitutional and legal rights," the House Judiciary Committee said in a new staff report exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital, saying their findings should prompt appellate courts to "reverse the verdict."

Fox News Digital exclusively obtained the interim staff report created by the House Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. 

The report, titled "Lawfare: How the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and a New York State Judge Violated the Constitutional and Legal Rights of President Donald J. Trump," spanning 35-pages, outlines the committee’s findings since it launched its probe into the matter in March 2023. 

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LGBTQ activists speak out against SB1414, a California bill which would make it a felony to purchase children for s*x. They claim it will affect LGBTQ people more.

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80% of landlords in a recent ResiClub-Groundfloor Housing Investor Survey expressed concern about future increases in home insurance premiums. Among them, 37% are very concerned. These rising premiums are not limited to coastal states; even homeowners in Indiana and Iowa saw their average home insurance rates rise by 12.2% and 13.5%, respectively, in 2023. The surge is attributed to factors like climate risk and housing and construction inflation, which have driven up replacement and repair costs for insurers.
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Whoopi Goldberg told her co-hosts Monday on ABC’s “The View” that she supports President Joe Biden staying in the presidential race even if he “pooped his pants.”
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