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The Department of Justice is looking for evidence that New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator Bob Menendez illegally accepted luxury gifts in exchange for overseas government contracts and failed to report them to tax disclosure forms, NBC New York has learned.
The gifts, according to sources close to the investigation, include a Mercedes Benz sedan, jewelry, and a luxury apartment in Washington, D.C. The probe centers around a New Jersey-based businessman who in return for the gifts allegedly received a meat certification contract with the Egyptian government despite having no relationships in the country or experience to perform the work.
Menendez, a Democrat, chairs the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee and would have the authority to marshal votes for such an arrangement. A spokesman for the senator’s office denied any wrongdoing on his part and said “Should there be any official inquiries, the senator is available to provide any assistance requested of him or his office.”
The since-fired Hunter College professor who held a machete to a Post reporter’s neck was released by a Bronx judge Thursday night during a court hearing attended by numerous supporters.
Shellyne Rodriguez, 45, made her first court appearance in Bronx Criminal Court, where she was arraigned on charges of menacing and harassment over the frightening confrontation with a veteran Post scribe inside her Bronx apartment building earlier in the week.
About a half-dozen supporters attended the brief hearing and one even clapped after a judge released Rodriguez on her own recognizance.
The Texas Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that would forbid doctors to subject children to sexual surgeries and other treatments associated with so-called “gender-affirming care.”
“Texas would become the largest state to ban gender-affirming care for minors under a bill sent Wednesday night to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has previously ordered child welfare officials to investigate such treatment as abuse,” the Associated Press reported.
Gov. Abbott’s administration has been outspoken against medical professionals who practice experimental “transgender medicine” on children in the Lone Star State. If he signs the new bill into law, Texas would become the 18th state – and the largest – to enact measures protecting minors from LGBTQ-backed medical practices.
OX News owner Rupert Murdoch hosted Governor Ron DeSantis at his California Ranch in Bel Air in 2020. He told him FOX News would support his potential run for president in 2024.
Since then Murdoch and FOX Corp fired its top host Tucker Carlson who was a favorite of the Trump-MAGA crowd.
FOX News has since implemented a soft ban on President Trump.
The news channel is suffering from this new direction. FOX News has lost nearly half of its audience since firing Tucker Carlson.
The FBI is continuing to stonewall congressional oversight of the agency’s investigation into a pair of pipe bombs found at the Democrat National Committee and Republican National Committee headquarters on Jan. 6, 2021.
On Wednesday, House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee re-upped demands for a comprehensive briefing on the two-year-old case over which the FBI has refused transparency.
“Your failure to comply with our request is particularly concerning given recent media reports regarding the pipe bomb investigation,” lawmakers wrote.
The slanderous Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is colluding with the corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to smear Catholics and conservatives, according to a report.
Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer disclosed this collusion in a May 23 piece for Front Page Magazine. According to him, the SPLC “relentlessly smears legitimate conservative individuals and groups by labeling them as purveyors of ‘hate’ and lumping them in with the likes of the [Ku Klux Klan] and neo-Nazis.”
Spencer cited a May 14 article at the Daily Signal stating that “the FBI appears, at least briefly, to have joined the SPLC’s attempt” to smear Roman Catholics. The piece noted that Catholics who adhere to the church’s teaching on marriage and who celebrate the Latin Mass were the targets of the smear campaign.
A LifeSite petition against Target’s sale of “pride” swimwear for “trans kids” and LGBT onesies for babies has reached over 10,000 signatures in less than a day.
On May 24, LifeSiteNews launched a LifePetition calling for a boycott of retail-giant Target following the company’s release of merchandise that pushes homosexual and transgender ideology on children.
“The LGBT ideology has captured corporations around the world – and now Target is taking it to the next level by selling ‘pride’ propaganda to children, including transgender swimwear for kids,” the petition reads.
The suspect who fatally shoved a man onto a Minneapolis Light Rail last week was released without charges.
Last Saturday around 1 am, Minneapolis police responded to calls about a man who had become trapped under a train at the Hennepin Avenue/Warehouse District station.
According to reports, the victim was pushed onto the Minneapolis Light Rail after an argument with another man and was crushed by an oncoming train.
The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rafael - not his real name - is a massive internet nerd. At 59 years old, he is active on all the main social media platforms, dabbles in cryptocurrencies and even calls himself an influencer.
But that is not all he does online.
Rafael is also part of a group of Venezuelans being paid by the state to tweet propaganda.
He spends at least 30 minutes a day posting pro-government content. "The aim is to amplify the information the government puts on Twitter," he explains.
Every day, Venezuela's ministry of communications tweets a "hashtag of the day", which is repeated not only by elected officials' accounts and state sympathisers but also by "digital troops" like Rafael, who are paid to share propaganda. "You have to space it out to avoid being blocked. I do about 100 in the morning and 100 more in the afternoon," he says.
"The idea is to maintain a collective narrative. The fight against the enemy [the West] still exists," explains Prof Félix Seijas from the Central University of Venezuela.
US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland told an audience in Kiev on Thursday that Washington has been helping plan the Ukrainian ‘counteroffensive’ against Russia for almost half a year.
“Even as you plan for the counteroffensive, which we have been working on with you for some 4-5 months, we are already beginning our discussions with [the] Ukrainian government and with friends in Kiev – both on the civilian side and on the military side – about Ukraine’s long-term future,” Nuland told the Kiev Security Forum via video-link from the State Department.
She added that the attack will be “likely starting and moving concurrently” with events such as the NATO summit in Lithuania, scheduled for July 11.
Failed presidential candidate and political fossil John Kerry, a Democrat, is back in the news for ominous comments he recently made about how the only way for leftists to achieve their “net zero” climate goals is for farmers all around the world to stop growing food.
The illegitimate Joe Biden regime’s Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Kerry told an audience at the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) AIM for Climate Summit the other day that “we can’t get to net zero, we won’t get this job done, unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution.”
According to Kerry, he and other world leaders’ “lives depend” on farmers ceasing their operations. This will lower agriculture “emissions,” Kerry added, noting that he does not even call it climate change anymore – “it’s not change; it’s a crisis.”
Frericks, who spent 10 years at the company, predicted it has a tough road ahead.
“When I first joined, it was the world’s largest private equity firm that happened to sell beer. It was a very merit-based culture,” Frericks said.
He added, “If you take a look at the 10 principles when I first joined, they said, ‘This is a meritocracy, we recruit people better than ourselves.’ If you take a look at their 10 principles now, they say, ‘We’re judged by the diversity of our teams.’”
Anheuser-Busch’s current 10 principles have nothing to say about hard work or being the best.
United States Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, at a Press Conference attended by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, admitted this afternoon "Ukraine is LOSING on this battlefield."
Search Engines like Google seemed to go into instant Censorship overdrive when videos like the one below started coming out. Clearly, Google does not want anyone knowing what Hal Turner Radio Show listeners have known for months! Ukraine __ is __ losing.
Here's the remark made during today's press conference:
“That’s exactly in our unit right now. Our commander has just been killed. It was our company commander, Yegor, who killed the battalion commander, Anatolyevich, with a shot to the head.
Yes, all… that’s it… he’s dead.
Because they wanted us to a be meat shield, and Yegor stuck up for all of us. It was our company commander! Yegor got this done for us.”
The video was originally published by an unofficial Russian resource around 11:30 p.m. local time. There is a possibility that it is a fake response to the video of the allegedly murdered Russian border guard at a border checkpoint in the Belgorod region of Russia. However, unlike the confirmed fake from Belgorod, there are too many details in this video. The man lying on the ground does not look like an “actor” at all.
At no point since the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, has humanity been closer to the unthinkable. All the safeguards of the Cold War era, which categorized the nuclear bomb as “a weapon of last resort”, have been scrapped.
Vladimir Putin’s statement on February 21st, 2022 was a response to US threats to use nuclear weapons on a preemptive basis against Russia, despite Joe Biden’s “reassurance” that the US would not be resorting to “A first strike” nuclear attack against an enemy of America:
“Let me [Putin] explain that U.S. strategic planning documents contain the possibility of a so-called preemptive strike against enemy missile systems. And who is the main enemy for the U.S. and NATO? We know that too. It’s Russia. In NATO documents, our country is officially and directly declared the main threat to North Atlantic security. And Ukraine will serve as a forward springboard for the strike.” (Putin Speech, February 21, 2022, emphasis added)
in July 2021, the Biden administration launched its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) which was formally announced in October 2022.
The 2022 NPR includes what is described as a “nuclear declaratory policy of the United States”.
The 2022 NPR largely confirms the nuclear options developed by the Obama and Bush administrations predicated on the notion of preemptive nuclear war raised in President Putin’s speech.
The underlying US nuclear doctrine consists in portraying nuclear weapons as a means of “self defense” rather than as a “weapon of mass destruction”. the NPR does not rule out the possibility of a “first strike” nuclear attack against Russia. According to the US Congress Research Service:
Sixteen people including Ukraine's interior minister and other senior ministry officials were killed on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed outside Kyiv in the town of Brovary, the national police chief said.
The governor of the Kyiv region said earlier on Wednesday that a helicopter crashed near a nursery and a residential building earlier on Wednesday.
Two children were among the dead and 10 of them were in hospital, officials said.
NATO is using the Ukraine crisis as an excuse to build up its forces in Eastern Europe and deploy weapons which are being aimed at Russia and Belarus, Moscow’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu claimed on Thursday during a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Viktor Khrenin.
"Additional military contingents and military infrastructure are being deployed, combat training and reconnaissance activities are being activated near the borders of the Union State (of Russia and Belarus)," Shoigu said, adding that the US-led military bloc has already launched the next stage of its expansion, and is now modernizing military infrastructure in Eastern and Central Europe.
Shoigu also noted that Western governments are intentionally “doing everything possible in order to stretch out and escalate the conflict in Ukraine” by continuing to provide military aid to Kiev’s armed forces.
Kiev may be plotting to stage a false flag operation in which a spent nuclear fuel depot in Kharkov would be blown up so as to then pin the blame on Moscow, a source familiar with Ukrainian plans told TASS on Thursday.
"Given the Kiev regime’s lack of success on the battlefield in its confrontation with Russia, there is a high probability that they will attempt to stage yet another headline-making false flag. They may blow up a storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in Kharkov and afterwards accuse Moscow of bombing the nuclear facility," the source warned.
"Given the absence of any harsh response to Kiev’s terror attacks on Russian soil from the UN, the OSCE or other international organizations, it is entirely possible that the [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky regime will decide to carry out such an inhumane plan," he added. "Any such potential disaster could cause damage not only to eastern Ukraine, but also to Russia, Belarus, and EU countries," he maintained.
Invoking the 14th Amendment to lift the borrowing cap on the US debt ceiling as a way to work around slow-moving negotiations is not an option, Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told CNN Friday, the administration’s most definitive response yet to an unlikely option demanded by some progressives.
“The question was whether the United States would use the 14th Amendment and I think the president and (Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen) have been very clear that that will not solve our problems now. So, yes, that is a no,” Adeyemo said when asked about the prospect by CNN’s Poppy Harlow on “CNN This Morning.”
Some progressives have called for President Joe Biden to invoke the amendment – which says, in part, that the “The validity of the public debt of the United States … shall not be questioned” – but such an action would risk a constitutional crisis and swift legal action. The president has previously said he believes the federal government has the “authority” to do so but that he doesn’t consider invoking the 14th Amendment as an imminent solution.
British Cycling is to ban transgender women from the female category of its competitions following a nine-month review and consultation.
Under a new participation policy that the governing body said was "predicated on fairness", such athletes will compete in an 'open category' with men.
Female races will be "for those whose sex was assigned female at birth".
The changes will prevent riders such as Emily Bridges potentially being part of the British women's team.
Last year Bridges - the country's highest-profile transgender cyclist - was stopped from competing in her first elite women's race by the UCI, cycling's world federation, despite meeting the rules at the time.