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    United States Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday pushed back against baseless claims made by former President Donald Trump and his attorneys that President Joe Biden has been secretly orchestrating the litany of probes into Trump. During an interview with C-SPAN, a reporter noted that "a number of President Trump's allies have suggested without any evidence that you are conducting these investigations at the behest of the Biden White House. I just want to give you an opportunity to address that." Garland stated that "I think that the president made clear when he appointed me that he would not interfere with in any way any criminal investigations and he has stood by that. And there has been no White House participation whatsoever." READ MORE: Trump delivers fiery rant after DOJ challenges his special master review request The latest incident occurred on Tuesday morning when Trump's lawyer Alina Habba told Newsmax that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "planted" the evidence that it seized at Trump's Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago estate during its search warrant execution on August 8th. "We can't really...
    Two top Republican senators have demanded the Justice Department and FBI launch a full investigation into Hunter Biden's laptop, including the revelation unearthed on Hunter Biden’s laptop by the Washington Examiner that President Joe Biden apparently unwittingly financed his son’s participation in an escort ring tied to Russia. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent the Thursday letter citing the Washington Examiner’s reporting to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss, who is handling the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden. The Republicans asked Garland and Wray to answer whether “the FBI investigating Hunter Biden for criminal violations relating to his reported use of escorts linked to human trafficking rings” and if “the FBI defensively briefed Hunter Biden for counterintelligence concerns raised by his close financial associations with individuals linked to the communist Chinese government and other foreign governments and his reported association with foreign escorts.” Hunter Biden spent over $30,000 on escorts, many of whom were linked to ".ru" Russian email addresses and worked with...
    A top Ukrainian official said on Monday that diplomatic talks between the United States and Russia can only succeed if Kyiv is involved.  "No one can resolve our issue without us," Oleksiy Danilov, Ukraine's told security official, told reporters during a briefing, Reuters reported. "Everything should happen with our participation." The White House announced late Sunday night that President Biden had agreed to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin "in principle" in the coming days on the condition that Russia does not move forward with an invasion of Ukraine.  Biden, who last spoke to Putin on Feb. 12, said during an address last week he believed that Putin had already decided to invade Ukraine after weeks of troop buildup and military exercises on the border between the two nations.  Western nations have warned Moscow could face hash sanctions if Putin pushed ahead with the invasion, but Russian military officials have reportedly already been given orders to invade. Kremlin officials, meanwhile, have pushed claims that Ukraine is planning an attack of its own, which the U.S. government and officials in Kyiv have denied, saying those statements are being used by the Russian government as a justification to attack.  Tags...
              by Rep. Warren Davidson   It doesn’t take an economist to figure out that historically low interest rates, two rounds of stimulus payments, extended unemployment insurance, and unrestrained government spending will result in higher consumer demand, outstripping the supply of goods, especially since employment levels—and productivity—have not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. And yet, it has taken several months for the Federal Reserve and the Biden Administration to even admit what Americans have known for months: Inflation is real and far from transitory. Democrats started by gaslighting Americans, claiming that inflation is a “high class problem.” Then they tried to attribute the inflation to supply chain bottlenecks—never mind that Administration policy has contributed to those very same shocks. Now that the administration admits the obvious, though it’s kicked the political football back to the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, Joe Biden falsely claims Build Back Better is positioned as the solution to inflation. In reality, pouring more money into this economy right now is the equivalent of pouring gasoline on the fire. Just in case President Biden doesn’t have a “secret plan to fight inflation,” he can borrow...
    Alfredo Ortiz of Job Creators Network writes in The Hill that President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act would effectively shrink the already decimated labor force resulting from the pandemic because it offers welfare programs that make it more comfortable to stay home and collect a government check than to go to work. There are still 4 million fewer people working today and nearly 5 million more people out of the labor force compared to February 2020. Biden repeatedly claims that he has presided over a record number of new jobs, but in reality he’s only been able to return a fraction of the jobs lost during the pandemic. President Biden and congressional Democrats’ nearly $5 trillion “Build Back Broke” legislation, currently pending before the Senate, would exacerbate this depressed labor force by expanding and implementing an array of social welfare programs that make it attractive not to work. This reckless spending would also spur more painful inflation, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday is already at a 39-year high . . . The Build Back Better Act (BBB), which passed the House of Representatives last month, would further reduce the...
    White House chief of staff Ron Klain , known for his prodigious tweeting, took to the platform on Friday to promote a worse-than-expected jobs report. Klain fired off seven tweets and retweets shortly after the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs numbers. The economy added just 210,000 new jobs in November, much fewer than the half-million that economists had predicted. “America is back at work,” Klain said, highlighting a chart that shows how, despite the gloomy headline number, the labor force participation rate ticked up to its highest level since March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking hold. The jobs numbers and labor force participation rate are based on different surveys that are both updated in the monthly employment reports. America is back at work. https://t.co/msPBhjTEng— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) December 3, 2021 While the jobs numbers from the establishment survey disappointed, the unemployment rate, taken from the separate survey of households, declined by 0.4 percentage points to 4.2%. This remains above the 3.5% rate it was at prior to the pandemic but is about...
    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission warned against United States’ participation in the Chinese economy on Wednesday, saying that any participation is “conditioned” by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to the Wall Street Journal. The commission’s annual report, published by a panel of economic and national security experts, called for the imposition of restrictions on American investments in China and limits on abilities to by U.S.-listed Chinese stocks, The Wall Street Journal reported. “The annual report from the influential U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission called for imposing restrictions on U.S. investment in China and limiting investors’ ability to buy U.S.-listed Chinese stocks.” https://t.co/MDFVWURv27 — HKDC – Hong Kong Democracy Council (@hkdc_us) November 17, 2021 The panel also recommended the congressional authorization of funds for Taiwan to purchase defense articles from the United States, as well as financing “the deployment of cruise and ballistic missiles and other munitions in the Indo-Pacific while increasing funding for surveillance,” Reuters reported. (RELATED: Chinese President Xi Promises ‘Broken Heads And Bloodshed’ If Bullied By Foreign Powers) They also warned of the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are stepping up their war of words over Taiwan in a long-simmering dispute that has significant implications for the power dynamic in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. Amid a surge in Chinese military activity near the island that China regards as a renegade province and has vowed to reclaim by force if necessary, Washington and Beijing have launched new campaigns for global support for their respective positions, each using the stern and lofty language of sovereignty and international precedent. And neither is backing down. While the disagreement over Taiwan isn’t new and has long vexed relations between the countries, recent developments suggest the two are coming closer to confrontation. Last week, President Joe Biden set off alarm bells in Beijing by saying the U.S. has a firm commitment to help Taiwan defend itself in the event of a Chinese attack. China protested and the Biden administration sought to play down the comments. White House, State Department and Pentagon officials all said the president did not mean to imply any changes in...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday defended Hunter Biden’s plans to meet with potential buyers of his art, saying the fact that the actual buyers will be anonymous will prevent the appearance of any "undue influence" in the administration. "He's not going to have any conversations related to the selling of art," Psaki said during her daily press briefing. "That will be left to the gallerist, as was outlined in the agreement that we announced just a few weeks ago. We believe this is a reasonable system that has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within appropriate safeguards." The comments follow a report by CBS News that the 51-year-old son of Biden will attend two art shows later this year in New York City and Los Angeles, where his paintings could sell for as much as $500,000. The White House said Thursday that any buyers of the art will remain anonymous, except to the gallerists, and that Biden will not discuss "anything related to the selling of art." JASON CHAFFETZ: HUNTER BIDEN KEEPS CASHING...
    The Republican refrain about everything but tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy has long been “But how can we afford it?” A giant tax cut for those at the top? Sure! No problem! Bridges, trains, schools, an upgraded and secure power grid? It’s just too expensive.  President Joe Biden is looking to flip that on its head by increasing the tax rate for corporations, closing key loopholes for the biggest and most profitable companies, and using the money to pay for an infrastructure plan that will finally move the U.S. into the 21st century in key ways. Biden is proposing a corporate tax increase from 21% to 28%—and if that sounds like a big increase to you, remember that in 2017, Republicans lowered it to 21% from 35%, so Biden is only trying to go halfway back. The reality is that many big companies pay nothing—zero—in federal corporate income taxes. A study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found that that statement applied to 55 of the largest corporations in the U.S. in the most recent fiscal year. If...
    The United States joined a high-level international summit to help reignite its place on the global climate stage on January 25. President Biden has made multiple remarks and actions on climate change during his new administration. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry met with international members China’s Deputy Prime Minister Han Zheng, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and others at the Climate Adaptation Summit, according to Reuters. The event was held in the Netherlands and builds on the Paris Agreement and other indicators to put concrete solutions and plans into place for the period until 2030. 3,000 scientists put out a statement ahead of the summit pushing leaders to take action. Source: United Nations/YouTube “Our fast-warming world is already experiencing major disruptions from more intense droughts, fires, heat waves, floods, destructive tropical cyclones and other extreme events”, the scientists said in a statement. “Unless we step up and adapt now, the results will be increasing poverty, water shortages, agricultural losses and soaring levels of migration with an enormous toll on human life.”...
    The director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, has reported this Thursday of the arrest of more than one hundred people suspected of participating in the assault on the Capitol last week, in which a mob of fans of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, stormed the headquarters of the Legislative Power in Washington. “Our stance is aggressive and will remain so during the inauguration. “, Wray has emphasized in relation to the close inauguration of president-elect, Joe Biden, on January 20, during a press conference held this Thursday in which the vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, was present. “In that regard, we and our partners have arrested more than a hundred people for their criminal activities in the siege of the Capitol last week and we will continue with countless other activities related to these investigations“, he pointed out. Wray, whose low profile after the assault has been widely criticized by some of the previous FBI officials, explained that among those “other activities” they are investigating are “a lot of worrisome conversations” on social media...
    Former President Obama on Friday called for “peaceful, sustained” demonstrations for racial justice, as the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., has ignited a new round of protests and demands for reform across the nation. “As people exercise their right to protest all across the country––let the undeniable paths of our progress be a guide going forward: peaceful, sustained protest; strategic, committed organizing; and purposeful, overwhelming participation at the ballot box,” Obama tweeted. As people exercise their right to protest all across the country––let the undeniable paths of our progress be a guide going forward: peaceful, sustained protest; strategic, committed organizing; and purposeful, overwhelming participation at the ballot box.— Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden knocks Trump for using White House as 'prop' for convention No documents? Hoping for legalization? Be wary of Joe Biden The brave new post-COVID convention world MORE (@BarackObama) August 28, 2020 Kenosha has become a new epicenter of unrest after Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times in the back in front of his children on Sunday. Blake remains hospitalized, and his family...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden has released his “Agenda for Women” with the general election under 100 days away. Biden announced the agenda on Twitter, saying, “The hard truth is women — and particularly women of color — have never had a fair shot to get ahead in this country. That’s why today, I’m releasing my plan to make sure women can fully participate in our economy and country.” His agenda recognizes the varied and diverse experiences of women, advocating for specific policies that will help LGTBQ+ women, women with disabilities, incarcerated women, women veterans, Native women, and women of color. The extensive agenda underscores the fact that women’s issues are not limited to reproductive health––minimum wage, paid leave, criminal justice reform, student debt, tuition-free college, immigration policy, and many more are all women’s issues. Here are the central pillars of his agenda: Improve economic security Biden commits to closing the wage gap and ending pay discrimination. Biden will work to address sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination in workplaces, advocating for the Bringing an End to Harassment...
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