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.
Fox News reports that in a strange turn of events, the Joker will become pregnant in this story’s latest creation.
The newest story about The Joker and Batman is “The Joker: The Man Who Stopped Laughing.” This is the story in which the Joker becomes pregnant and gives birth to a handsome baby. It sounds incredibly strange to many people because it is. Even DC Comics reveals that this is supposed to be the most bizarre story of the Joker and Batman created by the DC Comics company.
Some readers may think this is an attempt by DC Comics to get in touch with the woke politics of the day, but that is not all there is to this story. It is far more complex than all of that.
Fox News reports that Matthew Rosenberg and Carmine Di Giandomenico are the creators of this latest chapter of the story of the Joker and Batman. The story goes that the Joker becomes pregnant through some curse and gives birth through unnatural vomiting. The point is that it is not necessarily a play at political correctness, but it is still incredibly bizarre to people who are big fans of Batman and the Joker.
Recently, a paper was published in the journal Science Immunology showing that people who get “vaccinated” for covid with mRNA suffer immune dysregulation resulting in overproduction of an antibody called IgG4.
This dysregulation means that over time the “fully vaccinated” will lose their generalized immunity and no longer be able to ward off coronaviruses of any kind, including the common cold. (Related: Mass “vaccination” for covid has led to a massive spike in AIDS.)
With each subsequent infection, someone who got all his covid shots will become increasingly more prone to illness. Conversely, those with natural immunity will become less prone to infection because their immune systems function properly and continually learn how to fight mutating disease.
Russian soldiers and the Wagner group's mercenary fighters were engaged in bitter fighting for the mining town of Soledar, officials in Kyiv and its Western allies said Tuesday, control of which could finally hand them a breakthrough in their bid to seize the key nearby city of Bakhmut.
Moscow’s troops had escalated their assault on defensive positions around Bakhmut, the officials said, after months of fierce fighting that has left the once-thriving city in the industrial Donbas region largely ruined.
Control of Bakhmut would likely be seen as a significant, if costly, victory for the Kremlin, which has suffered repeated setbacks on the battlefield and rare signs of disquiet at home as the war approaches the one-year mark. It would also boost the standing of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner group and an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin who has emerged as a public face of the war behind his vocal criticism of Moscow's established military leaders.
Nishad Singh, the former head of engineering at the collapsed exchange FTX, met with the US federal prosecutors seeking a cooperation deal, according to a Bloomberg report citing people familiar with the matter.
This makes Singh the third member of Sam Bankman-Fried’s inner circle to seek leniency in the fraud case over the FTX collapse. Two of Sam Bankman-Fried's closest former allies—Alameda Research ex-CEO Caroline Ellison and FTX co-founder Gary Wang—have already pleaded guilty to fraud charges and are currently cooperating with the Southern District of New York.
Singh, who has so far not been accused of any wrongdoings, reportedly met the prosecutors in a proffer session in the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office last week.
Minnesota’s teaching licensure board will soon require all teachers to be card-carrying Marxists. The card will literally say “licensed teacher,” but recently approved revisions redefine state licensure in expressly Marxist terms: Academic knowledge is out, and power struggle among the classes is in. To be licensed in Minnesota starting in 2025, every teacher must not merely teach about, but personally advocate, the core tenets of critical race theory and transgender ideology.
The state’s insistence that every teacher positively affirm homosexual behaviors and transgendered identities understandably aggravates consciences among moral traditionalists, but the issues run deeper than the “culture war.” What is at stake is the nature of knowledge, the future of liberty, and the prospects for a sustainable social order. In a word: civilization.
A perfunctory hearing on Aug. 24, 2022, and the resulting order for implementation with slight revisions by a solitary administrative judge in December cemented the new regime. The revised Standards of Effective Practice require radical changes to teachers’ curriculum selection, classroom management style, and self-understanding of the teaching vocation. The education departments at colleges and universities also must document their fulfillment of the new standards or else have their program certifications rescinded by Minnesota’s Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).
In December 2021, the US federal debt ceiling was raised by $2.5 trillion to $31.381 trillion, a figure which is expected to last until at least July 2023.
Shortly after Republican Kevin McCarthy prevailed in the battle for the post of House Speaker, debates on whether the US should raise its national debt ceiling returned to the fore.
Let's take a closer look at the matter that has long been a bone of contention for US economists and lawmakers.
What is the US Debt Ceiling?
The debt ceiling is the total maximum amount of money that the United States government is authorized to borrow to meet its existing legal obligations. These include Social Security and Medicare benefits, military salaries, interest on the national debt, tax refunds, and other payments.
What May Happen if the Debt Limit is Hit?
Breaching the debt limit may lead to a first-ever default for the US government, which in turn is expected to throw the country’s economy into a tailspin.
Whenever the US approached the debt limit – something that has been in place 17 times since 2001 - Congress has voted to raise or suspend the debt ceiling.