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Nikki Haley on Biden's Plan for the UN Human Rights Council

Nikki Haley on Biden's Plan for the UN Human Rights Council

| |Posted: Jan 25, 2021 1:45 PMWith reports that President Biden is considering reentering the U.S. into the UN Human Rights Council, it's time to remind ourselves why we left the council in the first place. Here's what former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said about the exit in 2018."For too long the human rights council has been a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias," Haley at the time. "The world’s most inhumane regimes continue to escape scrutiny, and the council continues politicizing and scapegoating of countries with positive human...

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Here's What's in Biden's Path to Citizenship Plan

Here's What's in Biden's Path to Citizenship Plan

| |Posted: Jan 19, 2021 2:30 PMHere we go. On day one of his administration, President Biden will reportedly introduce an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. As the Associated Press reports, illegals living in the U.S. as of January 1 will have a five-year path to temporary legal status. After that, it's a three-year path to naturalization.The path is even simpler for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, who can qualify for a green card immediately. Under the legislation, those living in the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2021, without...

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NYC Protests Turned Violent on MLK Day

NYC Protests Turned Violent on MLK Day

| |Posted: Jan 19, 2021 1:45 PMProtests turned violent Monday following The Black Liberation March held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in New York City, NBC New York reports. The march from Brooklyn's Barclays Center to City Hall, which began at noon, was largely peaceful. Until the marchers encountered the NYPD. Protesters clashed with the police, resulting in dozens of arrests and several injuries.The rally came to an end just as many Black Lives Matter protests ended last year. Police told protesters to disperse and violence broke out as officers began arresting demonstrators. A...

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Feel Good Friday: Nurse in COVID Unit Wins the Lottery

Feel Good Friday: Nurse in COVID Unit Wins the Lottery

| |Posted: Jan 15, 2021 10:00 AMFor those in need of a feel good story (and I think that's all of us), I bring you an extra cheery one from North Carolina. Terri Watkins of Durham is a nurse who for the past several months has been taking care of patients in a COVID unit. If anyone deserved a break, it would probably be her. So we're smiling along with her when she heard she won $1 million from the $300,000,000 Supreme Riches second-chance drawing. “I thought that it was a scam," Watkins about the congratulatory call from the state Education Lottery. "I was a little upset actually! I...

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Is Matthew McConaughey Finally Getting Canceled?

Is Matthew McConaughey Finally Getting Canceled?

| |Posted: Jan 14, 2021 10:15 AMMatthew McConaughey's were a few of the things keeping us sane last year. With the coronavirus disrupting our lives, cities going up in flames, and politics becoming nastier than ever, the Texas actor took every opportunity he could to urge us to find common ground. And yes, some of those opportunities came on Fox News, as well as some conservative-minded podcasts.And for those calls to unity, McConaughey is being dubbed an "alt-right" sympathizer by The Daily Beast. "Matthew McConaughey Keeps Flirting with Alt-Right Darlings," the outlet in a new piece. The...

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Conservative Rep Malliotakis Reminds Pelosi Why the 25th Amendment Was Created

Conservative Rep Malliotakis Reminds Pelosi Why the 25th Amendment Was Created

| |Posted: Jan 13, 2021 9:30 AMCongresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) is a freshman, yet she found herself re-educating some of her veteran colleagues on Tuesday. Democrats are on a mission to try and get Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from office, blaming him for "inciting" last Wednesday's violence in the Capitol. And the House took the first step by Tuesday night formally calling on Pence to do so. The vote was 223 to 205.Malliotakis joins her colleagues in condemning last week's chaos that has left five people dead. But she argues in a...

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Rep. Scalise Reacts to 'Soviet Style' House Rules

Rep. Scalise Reacts to 'Soviet Style' House Rules

| |Posted: Jan 04, 2021 4:15 PMRep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) stood up on the House floor on Monday to "strongly object" to the Democrats' new House rules package. Among the provisions are the weakening of the motion to recommit, which allows members to amend a bill before it's voted upon. Now, it can only be used as a “motion to delay consideration” of a bill."It is all designed to take away the voice of 48 percent of this House chamber," Rep. Scalise argued.Less than 20 percent of all amendments in the last two years were Republican amendments, the lawmaker noted. "That's not what a democratic...

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Another Congresswoman Just Joined the Effort to Challenge the Electoral College Results

Another Congresswoman Just Joined the Effort to Challenge the Electoral College Results

| |Posted: Jan 04, 2021 11:00 AMRep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is one of dozens of Republicans objecting to the certification of electoral college votes on Wednesday. She cited the Constitution to justify her actions."I plan to object to certain contested electors on January 6," Stefanik explains in a video on Twitter. "I do not take this action lightly. I am acting to protect our democratic process."The 12th Amendment, she argues, gives her an obligation to act if she believes there are serious questions with respect to the election.Why I Will Object on Jan 6th“I am committed to restoring the...

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Sen. Manchin: Repealing Hyde Amendment Would Be 'Foolish'

Sen. Manchin: Repealing Hyde Amendment Would Be 'Foolish'

| |Posted: Jan 01, 2021 3:00 PMConnecticut Democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro, incoming chair of the House Appropriations Committee, has indicated that it's her duty to repeal the Hyde Amendment next term, a measure that for over 40 years has banned the taxpayer funding of abortions. It includes exceptions for when the life of the mother is in danger, and for cases of rape or incest.“This is the last year,” DeLauro said of the amendment. “The time has come in this current moment to reckon with the norm, with the status quo.”She a "discriminatory policy" that impacts economically struggling women...

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Mother Rips Liberal Arts School for Letting Strikers Shut Down the Campus

Mother Rips Liberal Arts School for Letting Strikers Shut Down the Campus

| |Posted: Dec 28, 2020 10:00 AMWhen students effectively shut down the campus in the name of social justice last month at Philadelphia's Bryn Mawr College, the administrators effectively let them. Bryn Mawr College, a small liberal arts school, a group of students introduced a strike, reportedly precipitated by the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., “to dismantle systemic oppression in the Bryn Mawr community.” It lasted for 16 days and ended with from faculty to "address racism" and "increase diversity."In fact, school president Kim Cassidy even thanked the students for the...

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Dem Senator Gives Trump Admin Some Surprise Credit

Dem Senator Gives Trump Admin Some Surprise Credit

| |Posted: Dec 18, 2020 3:25 PMVice President Mike Pence became the most recent American to get Pfizer's COVID vaccine Friday morning. Although the media said it couldn't be done, Operation Warp Speed, the public-private partnership introduced by President Trump only in May which helped fund the development of several vaccine candidates, resulted in the delivery of a vaccine in record time. Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, a frequent critic of the Trump White House, said he had to give credit where it's due. "The Warp Speed project appears to be a dramatic success, and I pray that it...

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Another World Leader Tests Positive for COVID-19

Another World Leader Tests Positive for COVID-19

| |Posted: Dec 17, 2020 2:00 PMFrench President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for the coronavirus, reports revealed on Thursday. The 42-year-old leader will isolate for a week. "The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today," a from the Elysée Palace read, adding that the president took a test at the first sign of symptoms. Macron, his official residence said, "will continue to work and take care of his activities at a distance." NEW: French Pres. Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, the presidential Elysee Palace announces. — ABC News...

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DeSantis Spars with Reporter Who Suggests He's Not Enforcing Enough Mandates

DeSantis Spars with Reporter Who Suggests He's Not Enforcing Enough Mandates

| |Posted: Dec 17, 2020 1:00 PMWhile his counterpart in New York , Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) told Florida restaurateurs that he's "got their back." In West Palm Beach's Okeechobee Steakhouse this week, DeSantis, flanked by a group of restaurant owners, explained why he's resisted the lockdowns."If a local leader wants to put them out of work, you're damn right I'm going to hobble them from doing that," he told a group of reporters. "If they want to shut down businesses, I'm gonna stand in the way...I don't government has a right to put these people out of work."Theresa Hodgkon, a single mother...

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Lindsey Graham Calls for Special Counsel Investigation of Hunter Biden

Lindsey Graham Calls for Special Counsel Investigation of Hunter Biden

| |Posted: Dec 16, 2020 12:15 PMSen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) wants to see some action taken into the Hunter Biden scandal. Last year we learned that Hunter, the son of former vice president Joe Biden, raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars for sitting on the board of a corrupt Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Holdings.“If you believe a Special Counsel was needed to look at the Trump world regarding Russia, how can you say that there is no need for a Special Counsel regarding Hunter Biden?”He doesn't mean just in terms of Hunter's reported tax evasion, which is currently being investigated,...

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FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Emergency Use

FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Emergency Use

| |Posted: Dec 11, 2020 9:55 PMThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded an emergency authorization to Pfizer for its COVID vaccine. In its final clinical trial, the vaccine, developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, was over . The vaccine requires two doses for full protection.The New York Times the agency’s chief scientist, Dr. Stephen Hahn, signed the emergency use authorization Friday evening. Pfizer is working with the federal government to provide 100 million doses of the vaccine, free to the public, by March 2021. The first doses of the vaccine are expected to be administered within...

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GOP Rep Corrects Democratic Myths About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

GOP Rep Corrects Democratic Myths About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

| |Posted: Dec 10, 2020 10:40 AMWe're reaching the 3-year anniversary of the GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and Democratic myths about the measure are still making the rounds. Neera Tanden, Joe Biden's reported pick for director of the Office of Management and Budget, said it amounted to "class warfare." One Republican representative took her and other Democrats to task for those falsehoods during a passionate and statistic heavy speech on the House floor on Wednesday."The math is the math is the math," Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) said. "I know it doesn't fit the political rhetoric of this...

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CNN Asks Jim Jordan if Trump Should Concede

CNN Asks Jim Jordan if Trump Should Concede

| |Posted: Dec 08, 2020 10:40 AMNo matter how hard some media are trying to get them to capitulate, President Trump's congressional supporters aren't giving up in the election 2020 fight. CNN's Manu Raju confronted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) about whether or not President Trump should concede the presidential election next Monday, once the electors meet to vote. He gave the most direct answer he could.Asked if Trump should concede once electors vote on Dec. 14, Jim Jordan said: "No. No way, no way, no way.""We should still try to figure out exactly what took place here.” Conservative Rs press...

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Dr. Fauci Suggests Cuomo's COVID Mandates Don't Go Far Enough

Dr. Fauci Suggests Cuomo's COVID Mandates Don't Go Far Enough

| |Posted: Dec 07, 2020 7:15 PMThe bromance has begun. And it's one we probably should have expected. On his press conference call with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo referred to the two of them as, "the modern day De Niro and Pacino." Fauci praised Gov. Cuomo for what most others have criticized him for - his draconian lockdowns. Ahead of Thanksgiving, Cuomo bars and restaurants to close indoor and outdoor dining nightly at 10 p.m. And he limited private gatherings to just 10 people, meaning families had to make some cuts from their holiday guest lists. In their...

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McConaughey, Russell Brand Sound Off on the Left's Elitist Attitude Toward Trump Voters

McConaughey, Russell Brand Sound Off on the Left's Elitist Attitude Toward Trump Voters

| |Posted: Dec 05, 2020 12:45 PMActors Matthew McConaughey and Russell Brand are fed up with elites who look down on the similar minded people in each of their countries who voted for President Trump and for Brexit, the UK's split from the European Union. "I have sensed a lot of condemnation and criticism of what I might describe as ordinary working people, a kind of offhandedness, like, 'oh they're dumb, they're voting for Brexit, they're voting for Trump,'" Brand recently remarked on his podcast. "I don't like it. I don't like to hear it. Because of my own experiences and my own...

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Giuliani Not Discouraged by the Judges, Says 'We Don't Need Courts'

Giuliani Not Discouraged by the Judges, Says 'We Don't Need Courts'

| |Posted: Dec 05, 2020 10:30 AMRudy Giuliani says he isn't discouraged by the recent string of federal appeals court losses. The courts rejected lawsuits from the Trump campaign in six key states - Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada and Wisconsin. Arizona became the most recent setback on Friday when the state court threw out Arizona GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward's lawsuit alleging that ballots were switched from President Trump to Joe Biden. But Giuliani says they have a way to get around all of this."The simple fact is, we don't need courts," the Trump lawyer on Hannity Friday...

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Joni Ernst Reacts After AOC Claims Republicans Don't Know What a Middle Class Job Is

Joni Ernst Reacts After AOC Claims Republicans Don't Know What a Middle Class Job Is

| |Posted: Dec 04, 2020 2:30 PMRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) apparently thinks she's the only person in Congress who knows what it means to make a living. AOC, as she likes to remind us almost every day, worked as a bartender before being elected to Congress.Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) saw AOC's tweet, and, as it turns out, she is one of the Republicans who does know a thing or two about physically demanding work. That includes on the battlefield.Between working my family’s hog farm, construction jobs with my dad, and the biscuit line at Hardee’s — not to mention running convoys in a...

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Republican Senate Staff Say One Biden Cabinet Pick Has 'Zero Chance' at Confirmation

Republican Senate Staff Say One Biden Cabinet Pick Has 'Zero Chance' at Confirmation

| |Posted: Nov 30, 2020 11:00 AMAs the Trump campaign continues to fight for more votes in their anti-voter fraud effort, Joe Biden is moving ahead with his transition. On Monday he announced a handful of his picks for his economic crew, including former Federal Reserve Chair to serve as Treasury secretary. For director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, he Neera Tanden, president of the liberal Center for American Progress think tank. And Republican Senate staffers are already telling Biden that's not going to happen.Drew Brandewie, who serves as Sen. John Cornyn's (R-TX)...

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As if Parents Weren't Confused Enough, De Blasio Changes His Mind AGAIN on Schools

As if Parents Weren't Confused Enough, De Blasio Changes His Mind AGAIN on Schools

| |Posted: Nov 29, 2020 1:30 PMIt's been a headache trying to keep track of the state of New York City schools. Just imagine what the parents are going through. A couple of weeks ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that they'd be closing the schools due to COVID concerns, shortly before Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed it himself in a press conference. But on Sunday, the mayor appears to have changed course. Again.“We have a different reality than what we had in the summer and…this is now the way forward and the best way to protect everyone,” De Blasio .Reopening our buildings is paramount to...

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Sen. Cruz Responds to John Brennan's 'Bizarre' Reaction to Iranian Assassination

Sen. Cruz Responds to John Brennan's 'Bizarre' Reaction to Iranian Assassination

| |Posted: Nov 28, 2020 11:40 AMYou read former CIA director John Brennan's to of Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fahrizade. "Highly reckless," Brennan called the shooting on Twitter.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called Brennan's message "bizarre" and wondered why he so often sided with Iranian zealots.It’s bizarre to see a former head of the CIA consistently side with Iranian zealots who chant “Death to America.”And reflexively condemn Israel.Does Joe Biden agree? — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) Brennan told Cruz he was "simple-minded" and "unworthy" to represent the people of Texas.It is typical for...

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Legendary Rockers Team Up to Record an 'Anti-Lockdown' Song

Legendary Rockers Team Up to Record an 'Anti-Lockdown' Song

| |Posted: Nov 27, 2020 12:40 PMPeople are fed up with the coronavirus lockdowns, among them a couple of legendary rockers. Van Morrison and Eric Clapton have teamed up to record a new single called "Stand and Deliver" for Morrison's Save Live Music campaign. The song is being described as an "anti-lockdown" anthem and the proceeds are intended to help musicians struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic.The rock stars that they've teamed up on the project because they don't want to see the end of live music.“There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music;...

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