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Navy Presence Off Israel Grows as USS Mount Whitney Deploys to Region With Senior Admiral Aboard | 18 Oct 2023 | The Navy's fleet commander in Europe and the command-and-control ship USS Mount Whitney are deploying to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea amid a U.S. military buildup in the region to support Israel as it wages a bloody war against Hamas, the service announced Wednesday. In a released statement, the Navy said the Mount Whitney -- the 6th Fleet's flagship -- departed its port at Gaeta, Italy, "in support of U.S. operations." A Navy spokesman confirmed to that the commander of 6th fleet, Vice Adm. Thomas Ishee, and his staff were aboard. The sailing of the Mount Whitney and Ishee's putting to sea comes just days after defense officials confirmed that the Navy would send a second aircraft carrier strike group into the region and move a pair of ships carrying a Marine Corps expeditionary unit there as well.

2,000 U.S. Troops Ordered to Prepare for Deployment in Growing Response to Israel War With Hamas | 17 Oct 2023 | Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered around 2,000 troops to be on heightened alert to potentially deploy in response to the continuing conflict in Israel, a Pentagon statement released Tuesday morning announced. Austin "placed approximately 2,000 personnel and a range of units on a heightened state of readiness through a prepare-to-deploy order," Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said in the emailed statement. The order is just the latest in a series of deployments and posture adjustments, including the movement of two carrier strike groups and a Marine expeditionary unit to the region, that have been announced by the Pentagon in recent days to bolster support of Israel as it wages war against Hamas, a Palestinian group that rules the Gaza Strip and launched a terrorist attack earlier this month.

Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit En Route to Waters Off Israel, Defense Official Says | 16 Oct 2023 | A Marine Corps expeditionary unit, which abruptly ended pre-scheduled training in Kuwait last week, is en route "to the waters off of Israel," a defense official familiar with planning told on Monday. Its movement comes as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered additional military capabilities to the region. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, or MEU, is capable of conducting amphibious operations and crisis response, among other missions, the official said. It was unclear what operations the MEU could be tasked with as it was on its way to the area in response to the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, which erupted earlier this month.

U.S. to send 2nd aircraft carrier to eastern Mediterranean --USS Eisenhower will join the USS Ford off of Israel | 14 Oct 2023 | The Pentagon has ordered a second aircraft carrier strike group to the eastern Mediterranean near Israel to deter Iran or Hezbollah from joining the Israel-Hamas conflict, according to U.S. officials. A senior U.S. official and a U.S. official told ABC News that the USS Eisenhower carrier strike group will be ordered to the eastern Mediterranean to join the USS Gerald R Ford carrier strike group that arrived there earlier this week and is in international waters off of Israel. Senior U.S. officials have said publicly this week that the presence of the USS Ford carrier strike group in the eastern Mediterranean and the addition of more U.S. Air Force fighter jets to the region was intended to show the U.S. commitment to Israel and to serve as a deterrent to Iran and Hezbollah not to get involved in the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Biden seeks $100 billion in Israel and Ukraine aid – report | 17 Oct 2023 | Joe Biden reportedly intends to propose a $100 billion aid bill that would include funding for Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan and [allegedly] securing the border with Mexico, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. It is believed that bundling the aid would ensure bipartisan support in Congress. One anonymous source told Bloomberg that details of the bill “are still being worked out,” but noted that it would cover the entire fiscal year, which ends in October 2024. The earlier Ukraine aid request -- which led to the ouster of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy this month -- was for $24 billion and covered only three months. While the majority of both Democrats and Republicans supports sending military aid to Israel, the Republicans are less convinced about more money for Ukraine. [Robbing Americans to fund overseas wars is a crime against the U.S. taxpayers and the world at large.]

Israel asks U.S. for 'emergency' $10 billion - report --The White House has been working on a package that would combine aid to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, the NYT said | 17 Oct 2023 | Israel has requested $10 billion in emergency assistance from the US, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing three unnamed officials. The White House and members of Congress are working on a package that would combine military assistance to Israel with aid to Ukraine and Taiwan, as well as funds to fortify the US-Mexico border, the paper said. Speaking during a visit to Tel Aviv on Sunday, US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said lawmakers had discussed supplying Israel with new and replacement ammunition, precision-guided bombs and Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) kits, which convert standard munitions into more accurate ones, according to the NYT.

Israeli anger at Netanyahu erupts at hospital bedsides | 18 Oct 2023 | One Israeli cabinet minister was barred from a hospital visitors' entrance. Another's bodyguards were drenched with coffee thrown by a bereaved man. A third had "traitor" and "imbecile" shouted at her as she came to comfort families evacuated during the horror. The shock Oct. 7 massacre by Hamas gunmen has rallied Israelis to one another. But there is little love shown for a government being widely accused of dropping the country's guard and engulfing it in a Gaza war that is rattling the region. Whatever ensues, a day of judgment looms for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after a record-long career of political comebacks. Public fury over some 1,300 Israeli fatalities has been further fuelled by Netanyahu's signature self-styling as a Churchillian strategist who foresaw national-security threats.

Gaza hospital explosion: Protests erupt across Middle East | 18 Oct 2023 | Protesters staged anti-Israel rallies around the Middle East on Wednesday, some of them turning violent, to voice rage at an explosion that killed hundreds of Palestinians at a hospital in the deadliest incident inside Gaza during the Israel-Hamas war. Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian teenagers near Ramallah in the West Bank during protests against Tuesday's blast at Al-Ahli al-Arabi hospital in Gaza City, Palestinian officials said. The two sides have blamed each other for the explosion. In Lebanon, security forces fired tear gas and water canon at protesters who were throwing projectiles as a protest near the U.S. Embassy north of Beirut turned violent, footage by Lebanese broadcaster al-Jadeed showed.

Israel blames Islamic Jihad for hospital strike, but says rocket only hit parking lot | 18 Oct 2023 | The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Wednesday claimed that the group Islamic Jihad was responsible for a strike on the al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza City. The alleged strike, which Hamas blamed on Israel, prompted major demonstrations and Israeli and U.S. installations across the Middle East, including in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon. The exact events of the strike remain unclear as of press time. An IDF After Action Review outlined Jerusalem's account of events, insisting that a rocket misfire struck the hospital parking lot and that Hamas ultimately used the episode to spread anti-Israel propaganda... The IDF further stated that no fire from the Israeli side struck the hospital and that they had confirmed that rockets launched from Gaza were fired near the complex.

RT correspondent loses five family members in Gaza hospital attack --Four more of Saed Swerki's relatives have died over the past week | 18 Oct 2023 | RT Arabic's Saed Swerki held back tears on Wednesday evening as he reported from the Gaza City hospital, where hundreds perished the evening prior, five of them his own relatives. As Swerki reported live from the Ahli Arab Hospital, he revealed that his family members – a cousin and her children – were among those killed on Tuesday evening. The exact number of casualties from the explosion is still being established, though the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has claimed at least 450 have died and over 1,000 were wounded. It was the second time in a week that Swerki had lost family members. Four of his in-laws were killed on October 11, when their high-rise was obliterated by Israeli bombing.

Russian Air Defenses Well Adapted to Taking Out Aged ATACMS Missiles U.S. Gave to Ukraine | 18 Oct 2023 | While Ukraine has received a new longer-range ballistic missile from the U.S., the weapon is of limited use due to its age, against which Russian defense systems are well-adapted, an expert told Sputnik. The weapon might cause problems for Russian forces, but its impact will be limited. The U.S. has confirmed that it transferred MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) to Ukraine, which were then used to strike Russian forces in Berdyansk, on the Sea of Azov. The short-range surface-launched ballistic missile is fired from the HIMARS, which the U.S. previously supplied to Ukraine along with missiles inferior to the ATACMS. The U.S. had previously hesitated to give Ukraine the longer-range ATACMS over fears that Kiev would use them to strike inside Russia, further escalating the conflict.

Sputnik journalist's infant child killed in Ukrainian strike | 12 Oct 2023 | A four-year-old child and parents-in-law of a Sputnik Afghanistan producer were killed in n a Ukrainian strike on Russia's Belgorod Region on Wednesday. Khaibar Akifi and his wife Olesya were wounded in the attack, according to his employers in Moscow. Their dead daughter has been named as Amina. "Our staff member Khaibar Akifi, 29, was severely hurt in the strike and is in intensive care," the head of the "Rossiya Segodnya" media group, Dmitry Kiselyov, told RIA Novosti. The journalist is still "in critical condition,” the head of the Belgorod Region health department, Andrey Ikonnikov, said on Telegram on Thursday.

Hundreds arrested after Pro-Palestinian demonstrators flood Cannon Rotunda, Capitol complex | 18 Oct 2023 | Hundreds were arrested Wednesday after pro-Palestinian protests broke out on Capitol Hill, with demonstrators flooding into the Cannon House Office Building and large crowds gathering with flags and signs around the Capitol complex. The Cannon House Office Building holds several House Committee and congressional offices. By 2:30 p.m., its rotunda was full of protestors singing and chanting "ceasefire now" and "free Palestine." U.S. Capitol Police put out an alert about the demonstrations, saying the activity was not allowed inside Congressional buildings. They worked for hours to clear the crowd that had grown inside. Police say they arrested about 300 people in total.

Pro-ceasefire demonstrators overrun Capitol Hill demanding end to Israel-Hamas conflict | 18 Oct 2023 | Supporters of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas occupied Capitol Hill on Wednesday demanding an end to the ongoing conflict and urging the government against escalating the hostilities. Carrying banners blaring the single word "ceasefire," the demonstrators gathered en masse and staged a sit in. Video footage of the event showed them collectively chanting "not in our name." The demonstration appeared to occur in the Cannon Office Building. Critics of the demonstrators characterized the event as an "insurrection," in an apparent reference to an oft-used term for the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Twitter user sentenced to 7 months in prison after being found guilty of election interference for making memes disparaging Hillary Clinton | 18 Oct 2023 | Meme-maker Douglass Mackey was sentenced in the Eastern District Court of New York on criminal charges on Wednesday after a March conviction for conspiracy against rights, i.e. election interference, over memes he created during the 2016 presidential election that disparaged Hillary Clinton. Mackey was sentenced to seven months in prison for the crime of making memes the DOJ didn't think were funny... The case was heard in the U.S. Court of the Eastern District of New York. Mackey, who was known as Ricky Vaughn on Twitter, was found guilty of the federal charge after making memes that jokingly encouraged Hillary Clinton supporters to cast their votes via text message. 

Ontario man files $35.6 million lawsuit against Pfizer over son's vaccine death --American pathologist Dr. Ryan Cole determined in July Sean died from the COVID-19 vaccine. | 16 Oct 2023 | New Tecumseth, Ontario, resident Dan Hartman has initiated a wrongful death lawsuit against Pfizer because his son Sean died from the COVID-19 vaccine. "On the morning of September 27, 2021, 33 days after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination, Sean Hartman was found deceased in his bedroom by his mother," said Sheikh Law lawyer Umar Sheikh in a court filing. "The Plaintiff pleads that Sean Hartman died as a result of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination." Dan was denied money from the Vaccine Injury Support Program in March despite Sean dying after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Leaker of Trump Taxes Worked for Biden Beltway Donor That Just Won a Big New IRS Contract | 18 Oct 2023 | The Internal Revenue Service recently awarded a lucrative contract to help modernize its computer databases to the same Washington firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, that employed the man who pleaded guilty last week to stealing and leaking thousands of private tax returns of wealthy Americans, including former President Trump, according to records reviewed by RealClearInvestigations. The massive IRS theft is the third major breach of confidential and classified government information by Booz Allen contractors over the last decade -- including Edward Snowden's 2013 leak exposing the National Security Agency's worldwide anti-terror surveillance program. Cyber-thief Charles "Chaz" Littlejohn was working on an IRS contract for Booz Allen in 2018 when he stole more than two decades of Trump's personal tax records from IRS computers. He later leaked them to the New York Times, which published negative stories on Trump’s long-sought returns several weeks before the 2020 election, which Trump narrowly lost [sic] in a handful of battleground states.

Jordan Loses Second Bid to Become Speaker; List of 22 Turncoat RINOS Who Voted Against Him | 18 Oct 2023 | Jim Jordan lost a second bid for Speaker after 22 RINOs voted against him. The Gateway Pundit reported earlier today that Jordan had to win over at least 15 of these 20 RINOS who did not vote for him in the first vote if he is to become Speaker. Here are the 22 RINOS who turned their backs on We the People and voted against Jordan. Mike Kelly voted for former RINO Speaker John Boehner. He did not succeed.

House Democratic Lawmaker Floats George W. Bush for Speaker of the House | 16 Oct 2023 | On Forbes Newsroom, California Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman floated the idea of former President [sic] George W. Bush becoming the next Speaker of the House. "He could come back," [right, so could bubonic plague] Sherman said. "Obviously, I'm not a real fan of how the Iraq War went, but I would think that any reasonable Republican would be somebody that Democrats could work with -- if it was part of a system where you didn't have five of the most extreme Republicans blocking important legislation and saying, 'If you bring that to the floor for a vote, we'll knock you out of your Speakership.'"


Apple blocks presidential candidate's newsletter, Libs of TikTok banned from email marketing By Greg Piper | 10 Oct 2023 | Boring old email is still one of the most effective marketing methods -- and a major choke point for entities deemed outside the political mainstream. Apple is blocking delivery of a newsletter founded by Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Rectenwald to his own email subscribers, while email marketing provider AWeber booted Libs of TikTok, the influential chronicler of progressive pieties, a day after accepting its business. Neither provider has allegedly explained the basis for their actions or responded to Just the News queries going back to late September, but the deprived proprietors assume it's ideological. Rectenwald's Citizens for Legitimate Government is a serial target of de-platforming that lost its web host of 14 years this summer for allegedly undermining the host's "mission to support social movements fighting for social justice." CLG News aggregates news from sources that have themselves faced censorship and throttling, including Just the News. Error messages from "thousands of bounce-backs" said the server rejected the email due to unspecified "local policy," according to CLG.

Israel knew of Hamas attack in advance - U.S. lawmaker --Representative Michael McCaul backed up earlier claims that Egypt tipped officials off to an impending assault | 11 Oct 2023 | Three days before Hamas’ large-scale assault on Israel, the Egyptian authorities warned their counterparts in Tel Aviv that such an operation was imminent, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) told reporters on Wednesday. "We know that Egypt has warned the Israelis three days prior that an event like this could happen," McCaul said following a closed-door intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill. "I don’t want to get too much into classified, but a warning was given," McCaul continued. "I think the question was at what level." The Associated Press reported on Monday that Israeli officials ignored repeated warnings from Cairo that Hamas was planning "something big." [This definitely sounds like a potential "LIHOP.']

Biden did not actually see 'confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children' as he claimed, WH clarifies | 11 Oct 2023 | Joe Biden said Wednesday that he has seen "confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children" in southern Israel following reports that up to 40 babies were butchered over the weekend near the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip - but the White House later walked back the commander in chief's claim. "I never really thought that I would see and have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children. I never thought I'd ever' anyway," Biden, 80, told leaders of Jewish groups at the White House Wednesday. But neither the president nor U.S. officials have seen images or independently confirmed reports of beheaded children, a White House spokesperson later clarified, according to the Washington Post. The White House says that Biden based his remark on claims made by a spokesman for Israel's prime minister and media reports coming out of the Jewish state.

Marines on the move in Middle East 'as a result of emerging events' | 11 Oct 2023 | A special operations Marine Corps unit participating in exercises expected to last through Oct. 22, departed early this week "as a result of emerging events," according to reports. On Tuesday, the Marines issued a press release saying marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit would be participating in Marine Air-Ground task force training exercises in Kuwait, Oct. 8-22. The training started with the USS Bataan, an amphibious ready group and USS Carter Hall, which would arrive near Kuwait and offload elements and equipment for the exercises.

Israeli lawmaker calls for using 'doomsday weapons' --Gaza should be "flattened" with nuclear-capable missiles, a member of Knesset from the ruling party has stated | 10 Oct 2023 | Israel should use Jericho missiles to "level" Gaza "without mercy" after the weekend's attacks by Hamas, lawmaker Revital Gotliv has said. Gotliv is a member of Knesset from the ranks of Likud, the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "Jericho Missile! Jericho Missile! Strategic alert. before considering the introduction of forces. Doomsday weapon! This is my opinion. May God preserve all our strength," Gotliv posted on X on Monday, according to a machine translation from Hebrew. Jericho is the name of an Israeli intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), whose most recent iteration is capable of striking almost anywhere in the world. Israel is widely understood to have anywhere from 100-200 nuclear warheads, something the government in West Jerusalem has neither confirmed nor denied. On Tuesday, Gotliv followed up her post about nuclear missiles with another, calling for "crushing and flattening Gaza."

22 Americans confirmed dead in Israel – White House --An unknown number of US citizens are being held as hostages by Hamas militants | 11 Oct 2023 | At least 22 US citizens have been killed in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, while another 17 are unaccounted for, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Wednesday. The latest figures represent an increase from Tuesday, when U.S. President [sic] Joe Biden announced that 14 Americans had lost their lives in the previous days' fighting. It is unclear whether all of those killed died in Israel or in Palestinian territory. In his remarks on Tuesday, Biden also revealed that an unknown number of Americans had been captured by Hamas fighters as hostages.

First Shipment of U.S. Armaments Arrives in Israel Amidst Escalating Conflict with Hamas | 10 Oct 2023 | The first supply of U.S. armaments arrived in Israel on Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said, following a deadly attack by Hamas that prompted Israel to declare war for the first time since 1973. The first plane carrying U.S. weapons landed at the Nevatim Airbase in southern Israel Tuesday evening, the IDF said, while thanking the United States for its support to Israel during this challenging time. The IDF did not disclose the types of U.S. weaponry it received, only stating that they were "designed to facilitate significant military operations and increase preparedness for other scenarios."

NYPD orders all cops to report in uniform after ex-Hamas chief calls for global protests | 12 Oct 2023 | The NYPD has ordered all cops to report in uniform starting Friday in anticipation of potential unrest stemming from the former leader of Hamas's call on Muslims to stage global demonstrations in support of Palestinians, The Post has learned. "All uniformed members of the service in every rank, will perform duty in the uniform of the day and be prepared for deployment," read a Wednesday night memo sent to all NYPD members. Cops will not be granted excusals or shift changes and the order will remain in effect "until further notice," according to the memo. The directive was issued after Khaled Meshaal, who served as chief of Hamas from 2004 to 2017, called on the Islamic world to stage the protests on Friday. The NYPD is also beefing up security at each of its 77 police precincts, assigning additional cops to monitor entryways and parking areas at the station houses, according to the internal memo.

Cuomo Faces Subpoena as Republicans Probe Pandemic Nursing Home Policies | 11 Oct 2023 | House Republicans have threatened to subpoena former New York Gove. Andrew Cuomo, asserting that he is "stonewalling congressional oversight" into his state's "deadly COVID-19 'must admit' nursing home policies." The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic announced their threat in an Oct. 11 post on X, formerly Twitter, linking to a letter sent to Mr. Cuomo, pointing out that around 15,000 elderly Americans died during the time this policy was in place. Chairman Brad Wenstrup (R- Ohio) and Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) issued this ultimatum in a letter to Mr. Cuomo after the former governor failed to produce any documents or communications related to these policies after the committee initially made their request on May 19.

U.S. Attorney declines to name those involved in decision not to prosecute Hunter Biden | 10 Oct 2023 | Matthew Graves, the U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., who was a key figure in Jan. 6 prosecutions and refused to bring tax charges against Hunter Biden, backed out of naming those involved in declining to prosecute the first son, according to his transcribed interview with lawmakers. "I'm already dealing with enough threats and harassment of my assistant United States attorneys," Graves said in the official transcript obtained by Just the News as he explained why their names were not revealed. He told lawmakers during the interview how his agency decided to not partner with David Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for Delaware who was later named special counsel, and prosecuting a Hunter Biden in tax charges. Graves told lawmakers he met with five or six people from his office in March 2022 to determine whether they should get involved in the Hunter Biden case.

GOP Senator Refers Ex-CIA Director to US Capitol Police Over 'Assassination' Post | 11 Oct 2023 | Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) responded to a social media post from a former CIA director that suggested he be removed "from the human race" by referring the comment to the U.S. Capitol Police. This week, former CIA Director Michael Hayden responded to an X post that read: "Should Tommy Tuberville be removed from his committee? Yes or No?" Mr. Hayden responded by asking: "How about the human race?" Some commentators on X interpreted it as a call for the Alabama senator's assassination. Mr. Tuberville also said that he believed it was a call for violence, releasing a statement saying he referred the former CIA boss to the U.S. Capitol Police. "This morning my office was made aware of a statement made by General Michael Hayden calling for a politically motivated assassination," the senator said. "This statement is disgusting and it is repugnant to everything we believe in as Americans. Given General Hayden's long career in Washington, he must have known that, by making such a statement, he was committing a serious crime."

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden says Tommy Tuberville should be removed from 'the human race' | 10 Oct 2023 | Former CIA Director [and Grade "A" sociopath] Gen.Michael Hayden doubled down Tuesday on comments stating that Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) should be removed from "the human race." Hayden's initial post on X, formerly Twitter, came in response to a post stating: "Should Tommy Tuberville be removed from his committee? Yes or No?" Hayden, who led the CIA from 2006-2009, responded Monday: "How about the human race?" He doubled down on his comments Tuesday, writing: "I was surprised to wake up this morning and discover that many MAGAnuts had lost their minds over my suggestion that 'Coach' Tuberville not be considered a member of the human race. I stand by that view. I'm wishing you all a nice day even the intransigent Tommy Tuberville."

McCarthy redux? Scalise faces uphill battle to reach 217 votes for speaker as more defectors emerge | 11 Oct 2023 | House Majority Leader Steve Scalise's nomination for House speaker is on its way to the House floor but needs to pick up 104 votes from Republicans to win the speakership with a simple majority of 217 votes. Scalise won the speaker nomination during a closed-door, secret ballot election on Wednesday with 113 votes compared to 99 for House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-Oh). There were 10 other GOP votes that went to other candidates in the secret ballot election. It appears that Scalise may have a tough time gaining the support of all 99 lawmakers who backed Jordan. Even if he is able to do so, he still needs 5 more GOP lawmakers to side with him after they voted for a different candidate in the secret ballot election.

Kari Lake launches bid for U.S. Senate: 'I am not going to retreat' | 10 Oct 2023 | Former GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake announced her bid for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. "The world is on fire and it seems like every day Joe Biden wakes up and pours a little more gasoline on it," she said at a campaign event in Scottsdale. "Our border is wide open in Arizona... there is an absolute invasion in our country," she lamented, before discussing the recent Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel, for which she blamed the Biden administration's policies... "I am not going to retreat. I'm gonna stand on top of this hill with every single one of you. And I know you're by my side as I formally announce my candidacy for the United States Senate," she declared.

RFK Jr. switches from Democrat to independent amid White House bid | 9 Oct 2023 | Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced Monday that he was switching from a Democrat to an independent as he looks to give new momentum to his long-shot White House bid. "I'm here to declare myself an independent candidate," Kennedy told a crowd of supporters in Philadelphia. "I must declare my own independence. Independence from the Democratic Party," he said to loud cheers. "And from all other political parties." A lawyer and proud vaccine skeptic, Kennedy has formally rivaled Joe Biden from within the party since the spring, but he has not made a dent against the White House incumbent.


The U.S. will send a carrier strike group to the Eastern Mediterranean in support of Israel | 9 Oct 2023 | Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Sunday he has ordered the Ford carrier strike group to sail to the Eastern Mediterranean to be ready to assist Israel after the attack by Hamas that has left more than 1,000 dead on both sides. Americans were reported to be among those killed and missing. The USS Gerald R. Ford, the Navy's newest and most advanced aircraft carrier, and its approximately 5,000 sailors and deck of warplanes will be accompanied by cruisers and destroyers in a show of force that is meant to be ready to respond to anything, from possibly interdicting additional weapons from reaching Hamas and conducting surveillance. The large deployment reflects a U.S. desire to deter any regional expansion of the conflict. But the Israeli government formally declared war Sunday and gave the green light for "significant military steps" to retaliate against Hamas.

Iran denies helping Hamas plot attack on Israel --The Palestinian militants have been acting entirely independently, Tehran claims | 9 Oct 2023 | Tehran has denied accusations that it helped Palestinian militants to plan the surprise attack on Israel that was launched on Saturday morning. "The decisions made by the Palestinian resistance are fiercely autonomous and unwaveringly aligned with the legitimate interests of the Palestinian people," Iran's mission to the UN said in a statement to the media. "We are not involved in Palestine's response, as it is taken solely by Palestine itself." ...Ghazi Hamad, a Hamas spokesman, told the BBC that the militants had "direct backing" from Iran. However, Ali Baraka, another Hamas official, insisted in an interview with NBC News that Tehran had not been notified about "Operation Al-Aqsa Flood" beforehand. "It was a surprise to everyone, including Iran," he said.

Senator warns of 'very serious criminal penalties' ahead of pro-Palestine protest in Sydney in response to Israel conflict --The shadow home affairs minister has issued a firm warning to anyone planning to attend pro-Palestine rallies in Sydney that "very serious criminal penalties" can apply | 9 Oct 2023 | Liberal Senator James Paterson has issued a firm warning to Australians ahead of a pro-Palestine rally planned in Sydney on Monday night, following a mass incursion of Hamas militants on Israel... The attack on Israel has sparked a number of protests around the world, including a pro-Palestine rally at Sydney's Lakemba Station on Sunday night. It is understood another rally has been advertised on social media which is due to be held at Sydney Town Hall on Monday evening. Speaking to Sky News Australia about the conflict in Israel, Mr Paterson shared an important message for any Australians planning to attend pro-Palestine protests in Sydney. The Liberal Senator warned that both Hamas and Hezbollah, a Shia Muslim political party and militant group based in Lebanon, are listed in their entirety as terrorist organisations...Mr Paterson urged anyone attending pro-Palestine rallies to remember that it is a crime to associate with listed terrorist organisations. "The important thing about that for Australians is, that the legal affect of that means, that it is now a crime under the Commonwealth Criminal Code to associate with a terrorist organisation and that includes all of Hamas and Hezbollah," he told Sky News.

Israel declares war, bombards Gaza and battles to dislodge Hamas fighters after surprise attack --Death toll passes 1,100 and thousands wounded on both sides | 8 Oct 2023 | The Israeli government formally declared war and gave the green light for "significant military steps" to retaliate against Hamas for its surprise attack, as the military labored into Monday to crush fighters still in southern towns and intensified its bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The toll passed 1,100 dead and thousands wounded on both sides. More than 40 hours after Hamas launched its unprecedented incursion out of Gaza, Israeli forces were still battling with militants holed up in several locations. At least 700 people have reportedly been killed in Israel and more than 400 have been killed in Gaza. Israel said it brought in special forces to try to wrest control of four Israeli sites from Hamas fighters, including two kibbutzim that militants entered earlier in their attacks. Footage released by Israeli police from one area showed forces kneeling in tall grass as they exchanged fire with Hamas militants across an open field.

Biden is slammed for holding a BBQ at the White House as Hamas holds Americans hostage and kills at least four during their surprise attack on Israel which has left 700 Israelis dead: President [sic] makes NO statement day after assault --A pool reporter overheard a band playing from inside the White House lawn and asked a spokesperson what was happening | 9 Oct 2023 | Joe Biden held a barbecue for his staff at the White House while at least four Americans were confirmed dead in the surprise attack by Hamas on Israel Saturday and Palestinian sympathizers protested at the president's gates. A pool reporter overheard a band playing from the White House lawn while pro-Palestine protesters picketed outside the gates, chanting "Free Palestine" and demanding the U.S. cut aid to Israel. The reporter questioned why they could hear the band, and a spokesperson replied: "The President [sic] and First Lady are hosting a BBQ for White House Executive Residence staff and their families." Biden has made no public statement on the attack Saturday other than confirmation of a phone call between himself and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu - and news of the barbecue triggered outrage online. "At least FOUR Americans are presumed dead in Israel and Joe Biden is too busy having a BBQ party at the White House to care," podcaster Joey Mannarino raged online. "That guy is truly sick."

Egyptian police officer kills two Israeli tourists --An Egyptian citizen was also killed in the incident in Alexandria, reports say | 8 Oct 2023 | Two Israeli tourists and an Egyptian citizen were killed on Sunday when an Egyptian police officer opened fire in the Mansheya area of the city of Alexandria in Egypt, according to RT Arabic, citing an official from the country’s security service. "Two members of an Israeli tourist group were killed, one Egyptian, and another was injured," a security source told RT Arabic. "The police officer was immediately arrested and legal measures are being taken against him. The injured person was transferred to hospital for treatment." The police officer believed to be responsible for the shooting is understood to have used his personal firearm in the attack, which took place close to the popular tourist attraction Pompey's Pillar.

Dozens of NY law enforcement leaders stranded in Israel during counterterrorism training --A 32-member New York delegation of law enforcement officials traveled to Israel Oct. 5 for a training | 8 Oct 2023 | Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah confirmed Saturday evening that six local law enforcement leaders are among a 32-member New York delegation "that traveled to Israel Oct. 5" for a training and are awaiting evacuation in the country. "A deputy chief investigator from our office is one of six law enforcement leaders from Westchester County among a 32-member New York delegation that traveled to Israel Oct. 5 for an international counterterrorism and antisemitism training," Rocah said. "I am in communication with our deputy chief who informed me that though the delegation is close to the Gaza Strip, they are sheltering in a safe location and every effort is underway for their safe return to New York."

If any flags hurt your feelings, too f****ng bad': UFC head lifts ban on Russian flag --MMA fighters, including Russians, will once again be able to display their national flag in the UFC's Octagon | 8 Oct 2023 | Dana White, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), told reporters in Las Vegas late on Saturday that fighters will once again be permitted to display their national flags in the Octagon, ending a ban imposed last year. White, who has headed the UFC since 2003, said in May 2022 that fighters of any nationality would be barred from carrying their country's flag with them to the cage, a decision made in parallel to similar measures imposed in other sports on the heels of Moscow's military action in Ukraine. At the time, White refused to be drawn on the reason for the ban other than to tell reporters: "You guys know why, let's not even play that f****ng game." [Yes!]

Repairing Finland-Estonia gas pipeline may take months, operator says | 8 Oct 2023 | Repairing a subsea gas pipeline connecting Finland and Estonia that was shut on Sunday due to a suspected leak could take months or more if a puncture is confirmed, Finnish gas system operator Gasgrid said. The Balticconnector pipeline suffered a sharp drop in pressure, and work is ongoing to confirm the exact location and cause of the outage in the coming days, the company said in a statement. "If it appears that the unusual pressure drop observed in the morning of Oct. due to a leak (that) caused damage to the pipe, repair work may take at least several months depending on nature of the damage," Gasgrid said.

Baltic Sea gas pipeline shut down over suspected leak --Operators have refused to speculate on the source of the system failure - Reuters | 8 Oct 2023 | An undersea gas pipeline connecting Finland and Estonia is temporarily out of service after gas system companies in both countries observed an unexpected drop in pressure likely caused by a leak, its operators have said. "I do not want to speculate at all on the cause of the leak," Janne Gronlund, a senior executive at Finnish energy firm Gasgrid, told Reuters on Sunday. He added that gas supplies remained stable, and that measures had been taken to isolate the pipeline to prevent further gas from escaping. Gronlund said the pipeline, which is capable of flowing in either direction depending on requirements, was transporting around 30 gigawatt hours of gas each day from Finland to Estonia at the time of the fault.

Insane in the membrane: Biden administration to pour additional millions into 'Gender Studies' in Middle East --The U.S. spent $787.4 million on advancing gender equality in now Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. | 9 Oct 2023 | The State Department is prepared to spend $15 million to create "gender scholars" at American universities in Egypt and Lebanon by promoting gender studies at those institutions, according to a public grants database. The State Department is offering to spend up to $15 million over five years as part of its "Tomorrow's Leaders Gender Scholars Program" which will "support students to advance and deepen their engagement in gender studies" and "increase their participation in gender studies." As part of the program, students who enroll in at least one gender studies course per semester will have their tuition paid by U.S. taxpayers. Some gender studies courses offered at the American University in Cairo include "Gender and Feminist Research Methodologies," which "provides an introduction to gender and feminist approaches to dominant theories of knowledge" and "Reading Capital," which introduces students to "Marxist conceptions of the making of histories."

State Department says it considered Burisma corrupt, but kept dealing with its reps anyway | 9 Oct 2023 | During Donald Trump's first impeachment in 2019, State Department officials insisted they considered the Burisma Holdings energy firm in Ukraine that employed Hunter Biden to be corrupt and wanted nothing to do with it. But evidence that has emerged since shows U.S. embassy officials had extensive interactions with Burisma and its representatives between 2015 and 2018. The evidence marks the latest evolution of a Democrat-driven narrative on the Bidens and Ukraine that was used to impeach Trump but that has since eroded under scrutiny. Just the News recently published photos, obtained from the Burisma Holdings website and posts from the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council, that show then-Ambassador to Ukraine [and satanic terrorist] Marie Yovanovitch meeting on multiple occasions with Burisma executive Vadim Pozharskyi, one of the colleagues who worked closely with Hunter Biden.


Netanyahu vows to turn Gaza into 'ruins' | 7 Oct 2023 | PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to "take revenge for this black day" and turn all the sites used by Palestinian militant group Hamas into "ruins" in the aftermath of a massive attack by the militant group on southern Israel. In a new televised address late on Saturday, the Israeli PM called Gaza "the city of evil," urging civilians to immediately leave the overcrowded Palestinian enclave, home to an estimated 2 million people. "All the places that Hamas hides in, operates in, we will turn them into ruins," Netanyahu stated. "Get out of there now. "What happened today has never been seen before in Israel, and I will ensure it never happens again. The entire government supports this decision. The IDF will immediately use all its power to destroy Hamas’ capabilities," he added, warning that Israel is headed for a "difficult" war that is set to "take time."

Hostages taken as Hamas launches biggest attack on Israel in years - with strikes hitting Gaza in response | 7 Oct 2023 | At least 232 Palestinians have been killed after Israeli forces retaliated to the most deadly attack by Hamas in years. The number of dead inside Israel currently stands at 250, according to local media reports. Some 1,700 Israelis have been left wounded - and civilians and soldiers taken hostage, Israeli officials confirmed, after thousands of rockets were first launched from Gaza on Saturday morning. The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that at least 1,610 have been wounded in Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country is "at war" and "will win," later adding that the events of the last 24 hours have "never been seen in Israel" and that the state will "take mighty vengeance for this black day."

Hamas says militants have taken hostages during attack on Israel | 7 Oct 2023 | Footage has emerged that appears to show Hamas militants taking Israeli soldiers and civilians hostage. One video purports to show a captured Israeli woman in blood-splattered clothes with her hands tied behind her back. A man is seen brandishing a gun in the air as he shouts "Allahu Akbar" - "God is greatest" - as she is bundled into the backseat of a Jeep. The clip has been geolocated to Gaza, and was posted after the militant group launched its biggest attack on Israel in years.

Israel is at war – Netanyahu --Hamas will pay a price like it never knew before, the country's prime minister has warned | 7 Oct 2023 | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the country is at war, in his first comments after Palestinian armed group Hamas launched a major surprise attack on Israel earlier on Saturday. "Citizens of Israel, we are at war. And we will win," Netanyahu said in a video address. "The enemy will pay a price like they have never known before," he vowed, referring to Hamas. Netanyahu's comments were echoed by Israel Defense Forces chief spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, who said that Israel is in a "state of war" following Hamas's surprise attack early on Saturday. "The IDF has declared a state of war," he said in a video statement. "We are in a state of war."

Hamas claims 'big number' of Israeli captives --A senior leader of the militant group has told Al Jazeera that high-ranking officers are among its detainees | 7 Oct 2023 | Hamas militants have reportedly captured so many Israeli soldiers, including high-ranking officers, that the group expects to negotiate a prisoner exchange for all Palestinians held in West Jerusalem's jails. "We have a big number of Israeli captives, among them senior officers," Hamas deputy chief Saleh al-Arouri told Al Jazeera on Saturday. He added that the captives will be used as leverage to force the release of Palestinians incarcerated in Israel: "As to our prisoners, I say, your freedom is looming large. What we have in hand will see you set free. The longer fighting continues, the higher the number of prisoners will become." A public radio report indicated that captives were being held in three communities inside Israel and that some of the detainees were missing and had possibly been moved to Gaza.

Police State: FBI Quietly Created New Category of Extremism Ahead of 2024 Election to Include Trump-MAGA Supporters | 4 Oct 2023 | As the 2024 election season heats up, the FBI has created a new terrorism category to include Trump supporters. This is taking place at the same time the Biden regime is targeting President Trump with over 91 indictments on bogus criminal acts in several states. And it occurs as Biden screams about MAGA during his public speeches. What's next: prison camps? Newsweek reported: "The federal government believes that the threat of violence and major civil disturbances around the 2024 U.S. presidential election is so great that it has quietly created a new category of extremists that it seeks to track and counter: Donald Trump's army of MAGA followers."

Hillary Clinton Calls for 'Formal Deprogramming' of MAGA 'Cult Members' | 5 Oct 2023 | Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday on CNN's Primetime she believed there needed to be a "formal deprogramming of the cult members" who support former President Donald Trump. Clinton said, "You saw the number of Republicans who voted along with Democrats to keep the government open, so there's clearly a common sense, sane part of the Republican caucus in the House...I mean, we had very strong partisans in both parties in the past and we had very bitter battles over all kinds of things, gun control, and climate change, and the economy, and taxes. But there wasn't this little tail of extremism wagging the dog of the Republican Party as it is today. And sadly, so many of those extremists, those MAGA extremists, take their marching orders from Donald Trump, who has no credibility left by any measure. He's only in it for himself. He's now defending himself in civil actions and criminal actions. When do they break with him? You know, because at some point, you know, maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members. But something needs to happen.”

German opposition party leader hospitalized after alleged syringe attack | 4 Oct 2023 | Tino Chrupalla, the co-chair of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, was hospitalized on Wednesday after collapsing at a campaign event in Ingolstadt, the party's national website reported. While the details of the incident have not been officially made public, the party hinted at an "assault incident" precipitating his collapse. Sources have verified the attack to One account suggests that the politician was assaulted with a syringe containing an unidentified substance that triggered an anaphylactic shock. However, the political party has not yet confirmed this allegation. Police reportedly told Austrian journalist Gerald Grosz, who was also listed to speak at the rally, that Chrupalla had collapsed after taking selfies with members of the public.

Rand Paul's Expose of Anthony Fauci Reads Like a Bioweapon Spy Thriller --Deception presents massive evidence for two propositions: Covid was created with U.S. funding, and Fauci covered up his responsibility for creating that situation. | 6 Oct 2023 | (Book analysis) Sen. Rand Paul's book out today, Deception: The Great Covid Cover-Up...reads like a mash-up of the true-crime and spy thriller genres. It's an in-depth accounting of how one man -- Anthony Fauci -- may be responsible for not only creating the Covid-19 outbreak but for turning an accident into a global catastrophe... The devastating consequences have only begun to appear. This isn't conjecture. Paul publishes the receipts in this 423-page thriller, one assumes in an attempt to provide posterity key evidence that weak and evil men like Fauci are still working to obscure, vilify, smear, and contaminate.

Vaccine and Mask Mandate Issued in California County --'In a sense, we're going back to the pre-COVID days,' says San Luis Obispo County's chief health officer Dr. Penny Borenstein. | 4 Oct 2023 | A county in California issued a mask and vaccine mandate several days ago, forcing all health care workers to get yearly vaccines or wear a mask at work. San Luis Obispo County’s chief health officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, told local news outlet KSBY-TV that the mandate will go into effect starting Nov. 1 and will end April 30, 2024. The rule, which the official described as routine, applies to all hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician offices, and emergency medical service providers. "This health officer order is something that I've been doing for over a decade. In a sense, we're going back to the pre-COVID days. This year, it seemed natural to add COVID because obviously, that's a big respiratory disease that we're dealing with," Dr. Borenstein said Monday, according to the outlet.

CDC repeatedly misrepresents mask research, mask mandates worsen depression: studies --Agency claims masks work even when masked group has higher infection rate. | 6 Oct 2023 | Public health agencies that spent the past three-and-a-half years promoting their preferred COVID-19 interventions as "The Science," above the realm of policy tradeoffs, are finally facing sustained skepticism from top American research journals as well as the public. The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which is widely cited but not externally peer-reviewed, serially exaggerated the evidence for mask-wearing among 77 such outside studies it published, according to an independent review by epidemiologists at the University of California San Francisco, the system's health sciences campus. Just 14% of MMWR studies reached statistical significance and 30% actually studied mask effectiveness. Yet three-quarters concluded that masks were effective, authors Tracy Beth Hoeg, Alyson Haslam and Vinay Prasad wrote in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Medicine, the official journal of a consortium of five associations in academic internal medicine.

Bivalent Booster Protection Against Hospitalization Drops to Near-Zero - CDC Data | 4 Oct 2023 | Protection against hospitalization from bivalent COVID-19 vaccines quickly dropped over time, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data presented on Sept. 12. For adults aged 18 to 64 with healthy immune systems, the protection from the old monovalent shots was just 15 percent, according to data from the CDC's VISION network. A bivalent shot increased the protection to 61 percent but that shielding fell to 15 percent between 60 and 119 days and to negative one percent beyond 120 days, CDC researchers found.

Trump Endorses Jim Jordan for House Speaker | 6 Oct 2023 | Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for the next speaker of the House when lawmakers return to the Capitol next week. Mr. Jordan, head of the House Judiciary Committee and founder of the House Freedom Caucus, is considered to be the favorite by several House Republicans who spoke on background, The Epoch Times previously reported. He was the first to officially announce his intention to succeed Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). President Trump showered praise on the Ohio congressman in a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, in the early hours of Friday. "Congressman Jim Jordan has been a STAR long before making his very successful journey to Washington, D.C., representing Ohio's 4th Congressional District. Respected by all, he is now Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee..." the former president wrote.

61K 'Special Interest Aliens' Entered U.S. through Biden's Open Border in 2023, Says DHS | 7 Oct 2023 | According to a Department of Homeland Security report reviewed by Breitbart Texas, 61,471 migrants from "Special Interest Countries" entered the United States in Fiscal Year 2023. According to a source within CBP, most of the migrants, mainly single adult males from countries subject to travel warnings by the U.S. State Department due to terrorism, were released into the United States to pursue asylum claims. The number of migrants from special interest countries climbed by more than 140% from fiscal year 2022 when Border Patrol agents encountered more than 25,500 Special Interest migrants across the southwest border. In all, more than 86,000 "Special Interest Aliens" made the crossing in two years.

US Agency Waives 26 Laws to Allow Border Wall Construction | 5 Oct 2023 | The Biden administration, in an about-face to its previous stance, declared on Oct. 5 that there's an "immediate need" to expedite the construction of the U.S.–Mexico border wall in Starr County, Texas, in response to the rapidly growing influx of illegal immigrants. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he waived dozens of federal regulations--26 in total--in order to fast-track the construction of roads and barriers along the southern border in Texas. The new barriers will be built within the Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector, an area designated as a "high illegal entry" zone. The construction will occur in the vicinity of the Falcon Dam, the Arroyo Morteros Tract, the Las Ruinas Tract, the Arroyo Ramirez Tract, intersections of major roads such as Perez Road and U.S. Highway 83, and various tracts within the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

Trump unveils sweeping anti-crime agenda, including stop-and-frisk and protecting cops from lawsuits | 6 Oct 2023 |Former President Donald Trump says if re-elected to the White House he will enact a sweeping new law-and-order agenda that will create federal authority for stop-and-frisk policies and new indemnification from lawsuits to help local police fighting intensifying crime in blue urban areas. In a wide-ranging interview with Just the News, the 45th president said Americans coast to coast are fed up seeing their stores looted, their neighbors violently mugged and their cars repeatedly stolen. Trump proposed several new initiatives for crime fighting, including creating federal justification for the stop-and-frisk policies that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani instituted three decades ago to significantly lower crime in the Big Apple.

Swiss writer who called journalist 'fat lesbian' sentenced to 60 days in prison, LGBTQ groups applaud decision | 4 Oct 2023 | A court in Switzerland sentenced a writer and commentator to 60 days in jail for calling a journalist a "fat lesbian," and the decision is being lauded by LGBTQ+ groups.On Monday, French-Swiss polemicist Alain Bonnet, who goes by Alain Soral, was sentenced by the Lausanne court for the crimes of defamation, discrimination and incitement to hatred after he criticized Catherine Macherel, a journalist for Swiss newspapers Tribune de Geneve and 24 Heures, in a Facebook video two years ago. "This court decision is an important moment for justice and rights of LGBTQI people in Switzerland," said Murial Waeger, co-director of a lesbian activist group...In addition to the prison time, Soral was subsequently ordered to pay legal fees and fines totaling thousands of Swiss francs.


Breaking: Kevin McCarthy ousted as speaker of the House in historic vote --Votes by Democrats and GOP rebels led by Matt Gaetz combine to oust McCarthy | 3 Oct 2023 | Lawmakers have voted to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., from his leadership role, the first time in the history of the House of Representatives that the chamber voted to boot a member from the top job. Eight Republicans voted with every present Democrat to vacate the speaker's chair. The final vote was 216 to 210 in favor of McCarthy's ouster. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced a measure against McCarthy known as a motion to vacate on Monday night, accusing him of breaking promises he made to win the speaker's gavel in January.

House votes to oust McCarthy as speaker, first time in U.S. history --House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries said his party's leadership would support the motion to vacate the speakership | 3 Oct 2023 | The GOP-led House of Representatives voted Tuesday in favor of Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz's effort to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his position. The motion to vacate is an up or down vote of yea, nay or present. Many Democrats voted in favor of removing McCarthy along with 7 conservative Republicans. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), regarded as a moderate Republican from a purple district, also voted to remove. The final vote count is 216 in favor and 210 against. Members including former House Speaker Nanci Pelosi did not vote.  Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla) made the motion to table the effort but it failed. House Democrats voted with a small group of conservatives against tabling the motion in a 208 to 218 vote.

Breaking: New York Judge Engoron Issues Gag Order in Trump Fraud Trial | 3 Oct 2023 | Far-left New York Judge Arthur Engoron on Tuesday issued a gag order in the fraud trial against President Trump. President Trump on Tuesday delivered brief remarks to the press before he entered the courtroom. Trump blasted New York Attorney General Letitia James as a fraud. "This trial is a rigged trial, it's a fraudulent trial. The Attorney General is a fraud and we have to expose her as that," Trump said of the non-jury trial.

Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to federal firearms charges --The appearance comes as House Republicans ramp up their impeachment inquiry into President [sic] Biden. | 3 Oct 2023 | Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to federal firearms charges on Tuesday at a Delaware-based federal court during his arraignment, which marked the first time a sitting president's child has appeared to fight criminal charges in court. Joe Biden's son entered the not guilty plea before Magistrate Judge Christopher Burke on three charges after he allegedly made a false statement on a federal gun form and illegally owned a firearm while using illegal drugs. The plea was expected, per a court filing last month from Biden's attorney Abbe Lowell. Burke also said at the hearing that Hunter Biden has continued to pass the drug tests that were administered. Another trial date has not been set. Last month Burke rejected Biden's request to appear virtually for the first hearing in the case, requiring the first son to travel from his home in California to Wilmington, Delaware, to face the charges.

General Mike Flynn Warns 2024 May Be the Last Election We Have as a Republic | 3 Oct 2023 | Lt. General Michael Flynn warned the American people, and particularly the leaders of the GOP, that the upcoming 2024 election might be the last chance to preserve the Republic as we know it. In a post on X, Flynn urgently appealed to Republican Governors and politicians to unite behind former President Donald Trump for the preservation of American democracy and freedom. "Every Republican Governor running for POTUS (or not) and all others have to put their egos aside and swallow their pride and get behind Donald Trump immediately. Otherwise, we risk 2024 being the last election to maintain our Republic." Flynn went on to say, "Never in US history have we seen such a domestic assault on the fabric of our democracy, with external support from outside dark forces (not a conspiracy theory)."

Texas congressman Henry Cuellar carjacked at gunpoint in Washington, D.C. --Three men carjacked the congressman at gunpoint while he was parking his car in the district's Navy Yard neighborhood, Cuellar's chief of staff said | 3 Oct 2023 | U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, was the victim of an armed carjacking Monday night in Washington, D.C., Fox News Digital confirmed. The longtime Democratic congressman was in the Navy Yard neighborhood when the incident took place at about 9:30 p.m., according to U.S. Capitol Police. The agency, along with Metropolitan Police Department, responded to the scene at New Jersey Avenue and K Street Southeast. The entire block is closed off as police investigate. Police are searching for three suspects, described as Black men wearing all black clothing, in connection with the carjacking, MPD said in an alert. Cuellar's stolen vehicle, a white Honda CHR, has since been recovered.

Unearthed Strategic Plan Unveils Army Corps of Engineers' Goal to Force DEI Onto Service Members | 29 Sept 2023 | A strategic plan produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reveals how the branch intends to force neo-Marxism onto its members over the next three fiscal years. Titled "USACE Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) Strategic Plan," the 27-page document obtained by The Federalist outlines how USACE plans to inject DEIA into the branch over the next three years (2023-2026). According to Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, USACE's commanding general, the plan was crafted to comply with Executive Order 14035, a directive issued by Joe Biden in June 2021 mandating federal agencies adopt DEI throughout their respective workforces. For context, DEIA, or DEI, is a divisive ideology that dismisses merit and discriminates based on features such as skin color and sexual orientation.


Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Remdesivir Manufacturer Over Alleged Deceptive Practices | 30 Sept 2023 | The company that manufactures remdesivir, used across the United States to treat COVID-19, has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over allegations it deceptively promoted the drug without disclosing possible side effects. Two California residents, one of whom is a relative of a person who died after receiving remdesivir, lodged the suit against Gilead Sciences in Shasta County on Sept. 26. Deborah Fust, the surviving spouse of Michael Fust, and Edward Pimentel, who says he was injured after receiving remdesivir, are accusing California-based Gilead of failing to mention documented side effects in its promotion of remdesivir. "It's a terrible drug. The nonprofit has thousands of members who have the hospital records, and you can see there's a big difference in the creatinine levels and the blood levels, kidney readings after they get the remdesivir," Bradford Geyer, an attorney with Former Feds Group who is representing the plaintiffs, told The Epoch Times.

Scientists 'shocked' and 'alarmed' at what's in the mRNA shots | 25 Sept 2023 | Early in 2023, genomics scientist Kevin McKernan made an accidental discovery. While running an experiment in his Boston lab, McKernan used some vials of mRNA Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines as controls. He was "shocked" to find that they were allegedly contaminated with tiny fragments of plasmid DNA. McKernan, who has 25 years of experience in his field, ran the experiment again, confirming that the vials contained up to, in his opinion, 18-70 times more DNA contamination than the legal limits allowed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In particular, McKernan was alarmed to find the presence of an SV40 promoter in the Pfizer vaccine vials. This is a sequence that is "...used to drive DNA into the nucleus, especially in gene therapies," McKernan explains. This is something that regulatory agencies around the world have specifically said is not possible with the mRNA vaccines.

Senate passes stopgap measure in 88-9 vote, averting shutdown with three hours to spare | 30 Sept 2023 | The U.S. Senate approved a stopgap spending measure to avert a government shutdown with just three hours to spare in a Saturday night vote. The final vote was 88-9. The House passed the short-term spending bill to fund the government for another 45 days Saturday afternoon. The bill, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), passed the House 335 to 91, and caused lawmakers to break out into applause amid the pressure of a shutdown. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) set up a roll call shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday night. The Senate needed 60 yeas to pass the bill. The fiscal year ends at midnight on Oct. 1. Had the Senate rejected the bill to extend funding past midnight, nonessential government programs would have paused and thousands of federal employees would have been furloughed. [Here are the nine Republicans that voted against the measure: Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Bill Hagerty (Tenn.), Mike Lee (Utah), Roger Marshall (Kansas), Rand Paul (Ky.), Eric Schmitt (Mo.) and J.D. Vance (Ohio).]

House Passes 45-Day Stopgap Funding Bill, Sending Measure to Senate Hours Before Shutdown Deadline | 30 Sept 2023 | The House of Representatives approved a stopgap funding bill that will avert a government shutdown at midnight tonight if adopted by the Senate and signed by Joe Biden. The bill extends federal funding at the current rate for 45 days. It also includes money for disaster relief and a reauthorization of FAA funding. While the bill continues existing support for Ukraine, it does not include additional funding for that war effort, which Democrats and some Republicans favor. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) pleaded for more time to consider the 70-page continuing resolution (CR)...Other Democrats found fault with the bill for omitting additional funding for the war effort in Ukraine. Yet enough Democrats joined the effort to reach the two-thirds majority needed to pass the bill under a suspension of House rules. The final tally was 335–91.

MTG and other GOP Reps call on DOJ to prosecute Bowman with law used to prosecute J6 defendants | 30 Sept 2023 | Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called on the Department of Justice Saturday to prosecute Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman for pulling the fire alarm and interrupting official proceedings Saturday. "Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulled the fire alarm in the Cannon building this afternoon and interrupted the official proceedings of the House as Republicans worked to keep the government open," Greene wrote on X. "I'm calling on the DOJ to prosecute him using the same law they used to prosecute J6 defendants for interfering with an official proceeding," she continued. "The Democrats literally will do anything to shut OUR government down because billions aren't going to their favorite country: Ukraine." Bowman is currently under investigation for allegedly pulling the fire alarm Saturday during votes for a resolution on U.S. government spending. He allegedly did it to interrupt the ongoing proceedings and to delay a vote.

Progressive 'Squad' Democrat accused of pulling fire alarm amid tense shutdown talks --Bowman is being questioned by Capitol Police, sources said | 30 Sept 2023 | Progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., pulled a fire alarm in one of the House of Representatives' three office buildings amid a chaotic morning as lawmakers scrambled to avert a likely government shutdown, the House Administration Committee said. Committee Chair Bryan Steil, R-Wis., said the matter is being investigated now. Sources told Fox News and Fox News Digital that Bowman is being questioned by the Capitol Police's criminal investigation unit. "Rep. Jamal Bowman pulled a fire alarm in Cannon this morning. An investigation into why it was pulled is underway," Steil said in a statement.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Planning to Announce Independent Run | 29 Sept 2023 | 2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. plans to announce he will run as an independent on October 9 in Pennsylvania, Mediaite has learned. Kennedy's campaign machine is now planning "attack ads" against the Democratic National Committee in order to "pave the way" for his announcement in Philadelphia about running as an independent, according to a text reviewed by Mediaite. "Bobby feels that the DNC is changing the rules to exclude his candidacy so an independent run is the only way to go," a Kennedy campaign insider told Mediaite... The New York Times reported last week that he met with the chair of the Libertarian Party, raising the prospect of a departure from the party that decades ago became synonymous with his family name.

Biden challengers nearly nonexistent in Google results | 29 Sept 2023 | Republican presidential candidates' websites are practically nonexistent in generic Google searches for the party's 2024 bench, and not much better for the most viable primary challenger to Democratic President [sic] Biden, according to tests by a watchdog and Just the News. For the conservative Media Research Center and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), it's unmistakable evidence of Google's bias for the incumbent just as primary voters are seeking more information about the candidates on the debate stage. "Google is either the most incompetent search engine on the planet, or it is intentional. This is not a coincidence," MRC Free Speech America Vice President Dan Schneider said in the group's analysis of its Sept. 20 and 25 tests, published hours before Wednesday's televised GOP presidential debate. For search engine optimization (SEO) researcher Eric Goldman, co-director of Santa Clara University's High Tech Law Institute, "[o]ne of the least likely explanations is that Google is hacking these results to steer the election."

GOP rebels, Dems sink House stopgap funding bill less than 48 hours before likely government shutdown --The final vote saw 21 Republicans voting to kill the bill | 29 Sept 2023 | A group of GOP hardliners joined Democrats in sinking House Republicans' stopgap funding bill on Friday, significantly raising the chances of a government shutdown happening over the weekend. A procedural vote to advance the bill passed earlier in the day, but final passage failed on an 198 to 232 vote. Twenty-one Republicans [heroes] voted against it, including Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.; Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.; and Nancy Mace, R-S.C., among others. Federal government funding expires at the end of the day on Sept. 30. If the House and Senate can't strike a deal by then, a partial shutdown threatens to force all federal functions deemed "nonessential" to grind to a halt. [But, as it's "America last," weapons still flow to Ukraine - despite the shut-down.] A government shutdown is all but assured now with no agreement on a short-term spending patch. The Senate is working on its own CR which would extend current funding levels for 45 days and [insanely] include additional funding for Ukraine aid and U.S. disaster relief.

Rep. Comer to Subpoena Bank Records of Hunter, James Biden, Their Affiliated Companies | 28 Sept 2023 | House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) announced on Sept. 28 that he will subpoena the bank records of Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the president's brother, James Biden, and their affiliated companies. The announcement came at the conclusion of an hours-long committee hearing about the basis for an impeachment inquiry into President [sic] Biden allegedly being involved in his son's business dealings, which have included overseas work, including in China. James Biden is allegedly tied to Hunter Biden's business affairs. "The witnesses today have all identified the evidence the committee has uncovered as deserving further inquiry," said Mr. Comer. "And that is what this committee will do, no matter where that evidence leads. I want to thank the witnesses for their testimony today."

Hunter Biden received $250K wires originating in Beijing with beneficiary address listed as Joe Biden's home --Money came from Hunter's China-backed business partners | 26 Sept 2023 | Hunter Biden received wires that originated in Beijing for more than $250,000 from Chinese business partners during the summer of 2019 -- wires that listed the Delaware home of Joe Biden as the beneficiary address for the funds, Fox News Digital has learned from a congressional committee. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., has been investigating the Biden family business dealings and Joe Biden's alleged involvement in those ventures. As part of the investigation, Comer subpoenaed financial records related to a specific bank account and received records of two wires originating from Beijing and linked to BHR Partners. BHR Partners is a joint-venture between Hunter Biden's Rosemont Seneca and Chinese investment firm Bohai Capital. BHR Partners is a Beijing-backed private equity firm controlled by Bank of China Limited. Hunter Biden reportedly sat on the board of directors of BHR Partners.

Signatories of Hunter Biden laptop letter get plum jobs after pumping disinformation into election | 23 Sept 2023 | While the American public was misinformed about Hunter Biden's laptop in a 2020 letter signed by former intelligence officials -- who used their job titles to add credibility to their claims -- some of them have since landed plum jobs, including working with the federal government. Just weeks before the 2020 presidential election, 51 ex-high ranking intelligence officials signed a letter insinuating the Hunter Biden laptop was "Russian disinformation" after The New York Post reported on the laptop days earlier... Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told the Just the News, No Noise TV show on Wednesday that the 51 signatories of the laptop letter shouldn’t be employed by the federal government again."[E]very last one of those individuals should lose their security clearance," Johnson said. "None of them should ever be hired, work for, or paid by the United States government. And what this indicates is literally how deep and corrupt the deep state truly is. They are so brazen that they have no shame."

Canada under fire for giving 'literal Nazi' who fought with Waffen-SS a standing ovation in parliament during Zelensky visit | 24 Sept 2023 | Canadian Jewish organizations and social media critics are slamming the Canadian Parliament for giving a man who fought for the Nazis a standing ovation during an event featuring Ukrainian President [deranged WEF-installed dictator] Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to the country. "FSWC is appalled that Canada's Parliament gave a standing ovation to a Ukrainian veteran who served in a Nazi military unit during the Second World War implicated in the mass murder of Jews and others. An apology and explanation is owed," the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Canadian nonprofit dedicated to educating people on the Holocaust, wrote on X. Video and photos show the Canadian Parliament erupted into cheers on Friday during Zelensky's visit to the country's capital of Ottawa, when Canadian lawmakers also honored Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old Ukrainian immigrant who fought for the First Ukrainian Division, according to the Toronto Star. That division was also known as the Waffen-SS Galicia Division, which fought for the Nazis as its paramilitary arm under the Schutzstaffel organization, according to the outlet.

Arizona governor mysteriously steps down for one day --Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced that she would step in as acting governor | 28 Sept 2023 | On Wednesday evening, the Arizona treasurer announced that she will be serving as acting governor beginning later this evening until mid-morning tomorrow amid a mysterious disappearance of [the unelected] Gov. Katie Hobbs. In a press release on X, formerly known as Twitter, Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced her brief tenure as acting governor, saying that she is "pleased to step in this role." The Republican state treasurer noted that during her less than 24-hours as acting governor she would refrain from confirming the thirteen agencies that still hold vacancies and wait for the Democratic governor to fill them upon her return.

Sussexes gag kids: Harry and Meghan's aides tried to GAG teachers and pupils as young as 5 at school where they filmed for their Netflix show | 23 Sept 2023 | Aides for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tried to gag teachers and pupils as young as five at a school used in their Netflix show. Advisers for their Archewell foundation demanded the school sign a clause banning anyone from making negative comments. This also related to any social media posts "now or in the future." Harry and Meghan [aka Megain] went to Public School 123 -- among the poorest in New York -- in 2021, where Meghan read from her children's book The Bench. Reports at the time stated Meghan wore a £5,000 suit and Cartier jewellery at the school -- where 95 per cent of kids are officially classed as in economic hardship. Requests under freedom of information rules reveal the lengths Archewell advisors went to protect the couple's image.

Insane in the membrane: 95-year-old veteran kicked out of nursing home to make way for housing for illegal migrants, lawmakers say --95-year-old Frank Tammaro blasted handling of the situation as 'disgraceful' | 26 Sept 2023 | A 95-year-old Korean War veteran said he was given less than two months' notice to figure out where he was going to live after the nursing home he resided in was sold to become a facility for undocumented illegal migrants. Veteran Frank Tammaro joined Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., a vocal critic of New York City's handling of the migrant crisis, at a press conference on Monday to discuss the reported deal. "The thing I'm annoyed about is how they did it, it was very disgraceful what they did to the people in Island Shores," Tammaro said, referencing the assisted living facility he was in. "My blood pressure went through the roof when I found out Homes for the Homeless cut a deal with the City of New York to turn Island Shores into a migrant shelter," the GOP lawmaker said.

Illegal migrants plant foreign flag on Texas island in Rio Grande as border crisis grows --The flag, which resembled the Colombian flag, was planted on an island in Eagle Pass, Texas | 25 Sept 2023 | Migrants illegally in the United States briefly tried to claim an island in Texas by plating a foreign flag, which was quickly taken down, authorities said. The flag, which resembles the Colombian flag, was planted on the small island near Eagle Pass, Texas which borders the Rio Grande and has seen its fair share of migrants trying to enter the U.S. and apply for asylum. The island was designated by the Texas General Land Office but taken over by the Texas Department of Public Safety right after the expiration of Title 42, a Trump-era public health order, in May, DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez told Fox News Digital.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Passes Away at 90 | 29 Sept 2023 | Sen. Dianne Feinstein has passed away at 90-years-old. Feinstein remained in office at the time of her death despite years of calls for her to resign from both sides of the aisle. The California Democrat was in her sixth term, holding the office since 1992. "Her career was one of many firsts. She was the first woman president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the first woman mayor of San Francisco, and one of two of the first women elected to the U.S. Senate from California,” ABC News reported.

Biden's dog, Commander, bites Secret Service officer in 11th recorded incident --Commander, a purebred German shepherd, bit Secret Service officer around 8 pm Monday | 26 Sept 2023 | Joe Biden's dog, Commander, bit yet another Secret Service agent on White House grounds Monday, the Secret Service confirmed to Fox News. This incident marks the 11th known incident of Commander biting White House or Secret Service personnel. The officer was treated by medical personnel, a U.S. Secret Service (USSS) spokesperson confirmed. [That dog is a menace to everyone around him - much like Biden himself.]

New proposals to bring back grizzly bears in the North Cascades --A grizzly hasn't been seen in the region since the 1990s. | 28 Sept 2023 | Grizzly bears could get another chance at returning to Washington's North Cascades, under a framework two federal agencies unveiled on Thursday. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Park Service released a set of options to bring the animals back into the area -- a wild expanse of glaciated peaks, dense forests, and rushing streams and rivers. Grizzlies once roamed the region's rugged terrain but were decimated by hunting throughout the twentieth century and none are known to be living there now. Plans to reintroduce the bears are not final. They're described in a 303-page draft restoration plan and environmental impact statement, which the agencies are seeking public input on before moving ahead.


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