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    Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy argued Wednesday that Congress should use “the power of the purse” to shut down the federal government to force action on the crisis at the Southern Border. When asked by Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade on Fox & Friends “what is it going to take” to get the border under control, Roy said it will take using Congress’s role as appropriators to force change. “You got to use the power of the purse. That’s what you have to use,” said Roy, who went after Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, as many Republicans have made a point of doing in the last several days, saying he needs to be impeached. Look, the fact of the matter is the Founders gave us that for a reason to check an out-of-control executive branch. So we need to say that we’re not going to give blank checks to this government unless we actually say that we’re going to turn away and detain as the current law requires. But unless our leadership demands that, we won’t get any change. You can...
    Republicans and critics have condemned reports that the Biden administration is colluding with social media companies including Facebook to monitor 'disinformation' it deems 'dangerous'.  The GOP said this is further evidence that the White House wants to turn the U.S. into a 'police state' and called the move 'totalitarian'.   In a lengthy report on Monday citing internal documents that have emerged through leaks and court filings, The Intercept described what appears to be a growing focus within Department of Homeland Security on controlling online discourse. Though the Biden administration earlier this year disbanded its controversial Disinformation Governance Board after furious backlash, the documents suggest that DHS has quietly maintained an intense interest in policing speech it deems false or dangerous. The documents show that Facebook has a special online portal for DHS and other government officials to request content moderation, and that the federal department plans to target 'inaccurate information' on a wide array of topics.  Those hot-button topics include 'the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, racial justice, US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the nature...
    Americans are now one step closer on Thursday to knowing more about what led to the FBI raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property. The Department of Justice (DOJ) met its 12pm deadline on August 25 to submit proposed redactions to the affidavit which federal agents used to then obtain a warrant to search the ex-president's palatial Florida home. All eyes are now on US Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart to weigh whether he'll make the document public with the DOJ's redactions.   Federal agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in the early hours of Monday, August 8, in an operation linked to the ex-president’s handling of classified documents. It’s set off a partisan dogfight between Republican Trump allies accusing President Biden of politicizing the DOJ and officials who maintain they are working impartially and urging the GOP to bring the heat down. Fuel was tossed on the fire when Attorney General Merrick Garland professed that he personally gave investigators the go-ahead to seek a search warrant that led to the raid. But now, Trump and his allies are calling for the release of...
    It’s the next phase in the Passion of Steve Bannon. The one-time political adviser to former President Donald Trump is facing criminal charges for refusing to help the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. And he’s trying to use the case against him as a crusade to potentially expose whether the Biden administration’s White House or politically appointed leaders at the Justice Department were involved in the decision to go after him. On Monday night, Bannon’s legal team and federal prosecutors filed a joint status report in his case that details the road ahead. In the run-up to a trial sometime next year, Bannon’s lawyers plan to seek evidence from the White House and Justice Department that includes “documents reflecting the decision to charge Mr. Bannon,” according to the court filing. The latest filing shows that federal prosecutors want to speed that up as much as possible, aiming to put Bannon on trial as early as April. That’s just six months from his Nov. 12 indictment, which would make the case a lightning-fast prosecution. Although the DOJ did not...
    Republicans are ramping up pressure on the Biden administration to declare the Taliban a terrorist organization.   Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is introducing a bill Wednesday demanding Congress and the Biden administration designate the Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization and the Afghanistan government they run as a state sponsor of terrorism.    The legislation would ban federal agencies from taking any action that implies recognition of the Taliban's claim of sovereignty over Afghanistan, among other priorities.  The Sunshine State Republican is also proposing that the State Department provide an annual report on which countries have 'diplomatic relations' with the Taliban, and whether any entity 'knowingly' provides assistance to them.  Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is introducing a bill Wednesday demanding Congress and the Biden administration designate the Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization The Taliban completed their takeover of Afghanistan last month, ahead of the US withdrawal  Armed Taliban fighters escort veiled women marching during a pro-Taliban rally outside Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul on September 11 The State Department does not label the Afghan Taliban as a...
    Recriminations from Sunday's fall of Kabul were spreading throughout Washington DC on Wednesday, as government officials all the way up to President Biden himself began finger pointing.  Joe Biden on Monday blamed the Afghan army and Donald Trump; Trump told Fox News on Tuesday that Biden had messed up his plan; the U.S. army blamed the intelligence agencies on Wednesday; and intelligence sources were making it known that they had warned of the chaos. The American public has long wanted to end a conflict which has cost $300 million a day for the last 20 years, and caused the loss of 2,300 American lives.  In an April poll, Morning Consult found 69 per cent of Americans supported withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan. Yet the voters did not imagine the immediate collapse of the Afghan government, the fleeing of President Ashraf Ghani, and the Taliban taking control. Taliban fighters are pictured on patrol in Kandahar on Tuesday - their spiritual heartland Militants flying the white flag of the Taliban roam the streets of Kandahar on Tuesday Desperate Afghans climb...
    A CROWDSOURCING app is being used by the US military to turn users into SPIES without them realizing it, a new report has claimed. Premise, owned by a company in San Francisco, pays people a small fee - usually between five and 10 cents - to take pictures and complete minor tasks, with some data reportedly bought by military intelligence. 1Some of the data gathered by users of the Premise app is bought by military intelligence, a new report revealsCredit: Apple Since 2017, the app has received at least $5million from military projects including from contracts with the Air Force and Army, according to federal spending records published by the Wall Street Journal. Typical requests include snapping photos, filling out surveys or basic data collection such as counting ATMs. According to Premise, half of its clients are private companies chasing information to better understand the market and their competitors. The WSJ, however, revealed that users of the gig app may also be contributing to government intelligence gathering without realizing. Premise started working with the US military and foreign governments in recent...
    HOLIDAYMAKERS will be able to travel to Spain using vaccine passports by June. The country's tourism minister Reyes Maroto revealed that their green vaccine passports will be ready in time for the start of their summer season. 3Spain's vaccine passports will be ready in time for the start of their summer seasonCredit: Getty - Contributor She said: "The forecast is for it to be operational in Spain by June. In order to put it into operation, it will be important to have a significant percentage of the population vaccinated – between 30 and 40 per cent and rising to 70 per cent in June. "We need the maximum certainty in order to have a season without taking risks.” Spain has already lifted the UK travel ban, but there is no news yet from the government on when travel abroad will be permitted in England. The Prime Minister is set to make an announcment on Monday April 5, with more details on...
    1 Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has signalled that Chancellor will announce a furlough extension during his public announcement of the Budget  GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
    NBC reporter Ben Collins said Friday that rioters who took part in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S Capitol were “surprised” when the National Guard didn’t “turn on the Capitol police” and take over the government for former President Donald Trump. Collins appeared on MSNBC’s special coverage of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial and was asked by host Katy Tur if he was seeing any regret by the crowds that took part in the Capitol attack and if they felt like they were “duped.” “There’s kind of two lines of thought here. With the QAnon folks who believe that there is a judgment day coming and all that stuff, they’re too deep into it. That’s a religion at this point and they are just pushing back the date,” Collins said. “Their new date is March 4th. They keep saying there’s something going to happen then where Donald Trump is going to be revealed to be the president. They think there’s two presidents right now. It’s all ridiculous. But there are people who are bailing and jumping ship, especially...
    The Republican Convention continues on Wednesday with a speech by Vice President Mike Pence, who will accept the party nomination in anticipation of the November elections. Pence is expected to highlight conservative values ​​and present strong support for President Donald Trump’s tenure, especially his response to the pandemic crisis and government action. He will speak from an old fort in Baltimore, Maryland. His wife, Karen Pence, and Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s adviser who announced his departure from the position he has held since the beginning of the president’s term will also speak. The 53-year-old civil servant announced that her removal was to dedicate more time to her family. The speaker program for Wednesday includes two African Americans; Clarence Henderson, a civil rights activist, and Burgess Owens, a former NFL player running in Utah. Also speaking will be Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn; the representative for New York, Elise Stefanik; South Dakota Governor Kristy Noem and Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump. The use of government functions was highlighted on the day to convince the electorate. The second night of the Republican...
    The Republican Convention continues on Wednesday with a speech by Vice President Mike Pence, who will accept the party nomination in anticipation of the November elections. Pence is expected to highlight conservative values ​​and present strong support for President Donald Trump’s tenure, especially his response to the pandemic crisis and government action. He will speak from an old fort in Baltimore, Maryland. His wife, Karen Pence, and Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s adviser who announced his departure from the position he has held since the beginning of the president’s term will also speak. The 53-year-old civil servant announced that her removal was to dedicate more time to her family. The speaker program for Wednesday includes two African Americans; Clarence Henderson, a civil rights activist, and Burgess Owens, a former NFL player running in Utah. Also speaking will be Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn; the representative for New York, Elise Stefanik; South Dakota Governor Kristy Noem and Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump. The use of government functions was highlighted on the day to convince the electorate. The second night of the Republican...
    The Republican Convention continues on Wednesday with a speech by Vice President Mike Pence, who will accept the party nomination in anticipation of the November elections. Pence is expected to highlight conservative values ​​and present strong support for President Donald Trump’s tenure, especially his response to the pandemic crisis and government action. He will speak from an old fort in Baltimore, Maryland. His wife, Karen Pence, and Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s adviser who announced his departure from the position he has held since the beginning of the president’s term will also speak. The 53-year-old civil servant announced that her removal was to dedicate more time to her family. The speaker program for Wednesday includes two African Americans; Clarence Henderson, a civil rights activist, and Burgess Owens, a former NFL player running in Utah. Also speaking will be Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn; the representative for New York, Elise Stefanik; South Dakota Governor Kristy Noem and Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump. The use of government functions was highlighted on the day to convince the electorate. The second night of the Republican...
    Broken Beeb THE BBC no longer seeks to represent or entertain half the population. Why should we all still be forced to fund it? It is clear from its news, its commentary, its dramas and its dismal, lazy comedy that it despises the voting majority which — to the out-of-touch corporation’s disbelief — repeatedly backed both Brexit and the Tories. 2The BBC does not represent Britain - as the corporation's censorship of national anthems showsCredit: AFP - Getty Its decision now to censor Rule, ­Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory ought to be the last straw. Boris Johnson has rightly joined many others in condemning it. And though it is not for the PM to decide the BBC’s output, his Government can and should end its publicly funded financial model. The Beeb could turn this around. It just doesn’t want to. It dislikes much about Britain and is ashamed of our past. Its woke staff are interested only in causes and ideas beloved of middle-class metropolitan Remainer graduates like them. Mainstream views shared by the ordinary majority, older...
            by Robert Curry  In just about 70 days, you and I will be called upon to decide the fate of the American Republic. Make no mistake, this is no ordinary election. American voters have not faced such a momentous choice since an earlier generation was presented with the Constitution and called upon to decide its fate. The vote to ratify the Constitution established a new regime, the amazingly successful American Republic, which showed the world new possibilities for liberty and prosperity and set a standard still unmatched by any country in the history of the world. A vote for the Democratic Party this time is a vote for regime change as surely as the original vote for the Constitution was a vote for regime change. The Democrats have abandoned pretense. They no longer even pretend to embrace the Constitution or the American way of life. They are promoting rioting and political violence, they are wrecking the economy with their fraudulent COVID-19 lockdowns, and they are gearing up to control the outcome of this election by...
    The Trump administration has turned sharply toward economic nationalism. It attacks and undermines the World Trade Organization, NATO, and the UN. Trump and other top officials explicitly insult many world leaders. He imposes high tariffs. Official statements renew and sustain Cold War-type attacks on China, Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran. Trump flirts openly with nationalists who also stress white supremacy and anti-Muslim activity. The Trump regime defines its nationalism largely negatively by focusing on three components: Obama, Obamacare, and globalization. These are what it blames most for what ails U.S. society, for the “un-Americanism” that it most opposes. The Trumpian opposition wraps itself in thin “philosophical” rationales. One of those is racism expressed through an obsessive rejection of Obama and all things Obamian. The racism must simultaneously be explicitly denied the better to cover its implicit, repetitive operation. The second is a primitive libertarianism. It rejects Obamacare as government intrusion upon individual liberty. The third (derived in part from ideologues like Steve Bannon) is a rejection of globalization. This emerges from Trump’s hostility toward immigrants and China and also his many...
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