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July 14: The Daily Caller: Reportedly, police told of man climbing up a building with a rifle prior to assassination attempt on Trump
A law enforcement officer encountered shooter Thomas Matthew Crooks before he fired at former President Donald Trump Saturday during a Pennsylvania rally, The Associated Press reported Sunday. Crooks pointed his rifle at an officer who climbed onto the building roof, prompting him to retreat down the ladder, two anonymous law enforcement officials said. Crooks then fired his weapon at Trump. A witness told BBC News during an interview Saturday that he tried to warn police about the assassination attempt after noticing "a guy crawling" up the building and seeing that he "clearly" had a rifle, but he said the police responded with confusion. The individual alleged security did nothing for several minutes.

July 14: Sky News: UK reform leader blames the Left/media for assassination attempt
The Reform UK leader, Nigel Farage says he will attend the Republican Party's convention in Milwaukee next week to support Donald Trump. He blamed the assassination attempt on the Left and the media in an opinion piece in The Telegraph. He said he'll be going to Milwaukee "to support my friend, Donald Trump, as we head into the later stages of an era-defining election", adding: "He is the favorite to win – and after today's heinous acts he will win." He said he was also going to the convention - which starts tomorrow and ends on Thursday – to "stand shoulder to shoulder with President Trump and the US to stand up for democracy". He went on to call Trump's survival a "miracle."
[Comment: Does history repeat itself? George Washington had two horses shot out from under him during the French and Indian war. The Indian Chief said later that his braves shot him numerous times but although several hit the general, none pierced his skin. The Chief said God was protecting Washington, that he could not be taken down. Trump is not Washington, but just perhaps, God was protecting him like he protected General Washington back in the day!]


July 14: The Daily Wire: Trump authorizes fundraiser for supporter murdered at PA rally; donations going through the roof
Donald Trump has authorized a fundraiser for his supporter who was tragically killed during a failed assassination attempt on the former president during a campaign rally on Saturday. The GoFundMe account, which has been promoted by eldest Trump son Don Jr., has already raised more than $838,000 with the goal being $1 million.

GOP Convention Venue in Milwaukee, WIJuly 14: Fox Weather:
High winds and tornadoes possible as GOP National Convention begins

Event planners at Fiserv Forum may need to contend with potentially severe thunderstorms that are forecast to bring strong winds, hail, and the possibility of tornadoes to the Milwaukee area. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has highlighted an area in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes, including Milwaukee, for a 2 out of 5 risk for severe thunderstorms on Monday. Just south of the convention, cities like Chicago have an even greater risk of severe weather, with a 3 out of 5 risk from the SPC.

President target of assination attempt
July 13: The Epoch Times: Would be assassin tries to take out Trump in Pennsylvania
Former President Donald Trump is injured but doing well after he said a bullet pierced his right ear while he spoke at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on July 13. The Secret Service shot and killed the attacker, who fired from a roof outside the security perimeter. According to the Secret Service two spectators were critically injured and one killed during the attack. They confirmed that they had killed the suspected assailant, who fired the shots "from an elevated position outside of the rally venue." Several more shots rang out while the president was down. Moments later, back on his feet, surrounded by Secret Service agents, and blood running down his face, the president told the agents, "Wait, wait, wait," and the turned to the crowd and pumped his fist three times toward the crowd. Former President Trump then walked down from the stage surrounded by agents as the crowd broke into chants of "USA, USA."

July 13: The Washington Times:
Elon Musk endorses Trump minutes after assignation attempt

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk endorsed former President Donald Trump shortly after Trump ducked on state after being targeted by an assassination attempt at a rally in Pennsylvania. "I fully endorse President Trump and hope for his rapid recovery," Musk posted on his X platform [Formally Twitter]. In a subsequent post Musk posted a video interview of a witness on the scene who explained to the BBC he saw the shooter position himself on a roof of a building and attempted to notify authorities. Above that video post, Musk called for the head of the Secret Service and the leader of Trump's security detail to resign. Trump was bloodied, but his campaign said he avoided serious injury when shots rang out during his remarks on stage at a campaign stop in Butler, Pennsylvania.

July 13: News Max: Top British journalist says "BidenGate" worse than "WaterGate"
Democrat operatives attempting to keep Donald Trump from the White House are the same ones covering for Joe Biden's cognitive decline, a political scandal of "BidenGate" that puts "Watergate in the shade," according to British journalist Andrew Neil. "This was a cover-up to put Watergate in the shade," the famed former BBC broadcaster wrote in his Daily Mail column Friday. "It was exposed as such in that fateful TV debate with Trump at the end of last month when Biden suffered a slow-motion car crash from which he has not recovered. "Even then the White House lies did not stop. We were told it was just a bad night, that he had a cold, that he was suffering from jet lag. The excuses tumbled out from Team Biden, each one less credible than the last. But something significant had changed: even Jet-Lag Joe's media cheerleaders no longer believed what they were being told." The 1970s Watergate scandal put forth by former CIA operatives working for The Washington Post infamously led to the resignation of former President Richard Nixon, a Republican. Now, Democrats are working to force Biden out of office, potentially putting the White House and the Democrat National Committee just days – if not hours – from having to replace their presumptive 2024 presidential nominee on the ballot at the 11th hour.

July 12: Breitbart News: Pro-Biden donors plan coup; threatening to freeze $90 million in super PAC money unless Biden abdicates
Donors have reportedly informed Future Forward, the largest Biden Super PAC, that if Joe Biden remains on the Dem's presidential ticket, roughly $90 million in donations will be frozen. Two anonymous sources who are familiar with the conversations told the NY Times several "eight-figure commitments" were among the frozen donations. This comes weeks after Biden's lackluster debate performance on June 27 against former President Donald Trump. During the presidential debate, Biden appeared to freeze, spoke with a hoarse voice, and had difficulty getting through his prepared closing statement. Conjecture: If Biden refuses to step down former president Obama, who is rumored to be behind the alleged coup, could pressure Vice President Harris to invoke the 25th amendment. If successful, this would block Biden from completing his current term and from serving another four years.

July 12: Washington Free Beacon:
MI senate race shift from leaning Democrat to a "toss up"

The U.S. Senate race in Michigan moved from "lean Democrat" to "toss up" according to the Cook Political Report on Thursday, amid growing concerns that Joe Biden's stumbling candidacy is hurting down-ballot Democrats. The shift indicates political trouble for Democrats in Michigan, a key swing state for the presidential election, where the competitive Senate race to replace outgoing Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow could determine party control of the upper chamber next year. The Cook Political Report said it revised its prediction because the expected Democratic nominee, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, is underperforming Biden in the state. "Michigan is the only state where a Democrat is running behind Biden's statewide numbers—likely in part because Slotkin is still not universally known statewide," said the election forecast group. "Democrats say their polling still has Slotkin running better than Biden, but there's no denying it's very close. As such, we are shifting the open Michigan Senate race from Lean Democrat to Toss Up." The report added that it's still unclear "the full impact that Biden—if he remains the party's nominee—could have on Senate Democrats."

July 12: News Max:
Former Clinton strategist: Biden's window for winning has vanished

Longtime strategist and former Bill Clinton political director Doug Sosnik wrote in a recent NY Times opinion piece that former President Donald Trump could "rack up one of the most decisive presidential victories since 2008," Sosnik joins a growing cohort of Democrats breaking party ranks, arguing that Biden's path to a second term has "all but vanished" for "reasons that have become glaringly obvious." "I've never seen such a grim Electoral College landscape for Biden: He not only faces losing battleground states he won in 2020, he is also at risk of losing traditional Democratic states like Minnesota and New Hampshire, which [former Secretary of State] Hillary Clinton and [former President] Barack Obama carried," Sosnik wrote. Even so, recent polls show that Biden still has a pathway to win, a narrow path but a path just the same.

July 12: The Washington Examiner: Federal Judge dismisses Giuliani bankruptcy case
A federal judge in New York dismissed Rudy Giuliani 's bankruptcy case seven months after the former New York City mayor first began to pursue bankruptcy protection after being ordered to pay millions in a defamation case. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane in the Southern District of New York claimed Giuliani was using the legal proceedings to avoid paying Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss the $148 million claim allotted to them in a defamation lawsuit. The former mayor had accused the two women of helping to steal the 2020 presidential election from former President Donald Trump.

July 11: Yahoo News: Biden aides believe Obama is behind effort to oust their boss
The Biden campaign believes that former President Barack Obama is working behind the scenes to oust Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said. "Joe Biden is deeply resentful of his treatment. Not only of the Obama staff but also the way he was pushed aside for Hillary Clinton... He's always felt like an outsider, always felt like people look down upon him," Scarborough said. The comments come after Politico reported that actor George Clooney called Obama shortly before his bombshell op-ed in The New York Times calling on Biden to step aside was published. The former president notably did not push back against Clooney's call for his former vice president to drop out of the 2024 race against Donald Trump, Politico reported. Is it possible that Obama wants his wife to run for President?

July 11: Fox News:
Focus Group Host shocked after half of Blacks say they will vote for Trump

A "Daily Show" focus group of Black New York voters led to a lively discussion after half of the members said they would vote for President Donald Trump in the 2024 election. "Do I have to say his name? I don't want to, but more than likely, it's going to be Trump," one man in the group said. His admission led to both applause and angry murmurs from the other focus group members, with one woman groaning "unbelievable," before proclaiming her support for Joe Biden. The other members then revealed their intentions, with three pledging their vote to Biden and the other three standing firmly behind Trump. "For me, I have always been a Democrat, and it's like, for the most part, with the Democratic Party, they always make a bunch of promises that they cannot deliver," one male voter said. "You know, they use the issues of the African American community as a soapbox to stand on and make promises just to get us to come out and vote, and then once we vote and everyone's in place — it's like, well, what happened?" one female voter chimed in.

July 11: The Hill: House passes bill to require proof of citizenship in order to register to vote; most Dems opposed the measure
House Republicans and a handful of Democrats on Wednesday approved a bill that would require proof-of-citizenship in order to register to vote in federal elections. It would also impose voter roll purge requirements on states. The legislation has been touted by former President Trump. The legislation — formally titled the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act — cleared the chamber in a 221-198 vote, with five Democrats voting yes. It now heads to the Senate, where it is all but certain to be ignored amid opposition from Democrats. Five Democrats joined with 216 Republicans to pass the bill; 198 Democrats voted against the legislation. Four other Republicans and 10 Democrats did not vote, the Daily Wire reported. Republicans contend the Democrats think it should be okay for a person who is not a U.S. citizen to vote. Current law requires voters to be U.S. citizens but doesn't carry any requirement that proof-of-citizenship be presented when registering.

July 11: The Daily Caller:
18-29 year olds not enthusiastic about Joe Biden, may not vote

Young Pennsylvania voters during a Thursday segment told CNN how unenthusiastic their demographic is about Joe Biden. According to a recent NY Times/Siena College poll, former President Donald Trump reportedly leads Biden 48% to 40% among young voters ages 18-29. The voters featured on "CNN News Central" said the overall sentiment among their demographic is a lack of enthusiasm for the president. CNN correspondent Danny Freeman asked the voters to rate their enthusiasm to cast ballots in November on a scale of one to 10. Two of them said "five" while one said "seven or eight" and an 18-year-old Biden voter named Saranya Singh said "one," adding, "I'm not excited at all." "A lot of my friends and a lot of people in our age group are really hesitant to vote this year at all because I mean, Biden is not the ideal democratic candidate in any way," Singh said.

AZ rancher aquitted with prejudice avoiding any future trialsJuly 11: The Epoch Times: Judge dismisses murder case against Arizona rancher "with prejudice" after mistrial
An Arizona judge on July 9 dismissed with prejudice the murder case against an elderly ranch owner charged in the shooting death of an illegal immigrant on Jan. 30, 2023. In a 12-page decision, Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Thomas Fink said the prosecution failed to present evidence to convict Nogales resident George Alan Kelly, 75, of second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The jury, following a monthlong trial, also could not reach a verdict on the lesser included offenses of manslaughter and negligent homicide. Dismissing the case "with prejudice" ensures that Kelly cannot be tried again for the same offense.

July 11: Breitbart News:
Media knew of Biden's decline, decided to cover it up

In a remarkable exchange on the Chuck Todd podcast this week, Todd and Politico's Jonathan Martin admitted high-level Dems have been saying "for years" that Joe Biden is in rough mental shape and not up for another term in the White House. They said Biden's decline was an "open secret" and a "simmering conversation." And only now are these "reporters" reporting this to the public.

July 10: News Max: U.S. Ambassador to Israel Jack Lew recently warned that support for Israel in the United States could be at risk due to partisan politics.
Speaking at Reichman University's Aaron Institute for Economic Policy's annual conference, Lew said that steps need to be taken to prevent an erosion of support for Israel. "There are risks in both the right and the left, of erosion on the margins, that only makes it more important for there to be bipartisan support," Lew said on Tuesday night. While there still appears to be bipartisan support for Israel in American society, Lew said that could change in the future. "The question is, when you have generational change, will that be true 10 years, 20 years, 30 years from now," Lew asked. He warned that Israeli and American leaders who support Israel shouldn't let that support become a partisan issue. The ambassador said that since Israel's founding, support for Israel has been broad.

July 9: The Daily Mail: Columbia University; three antisemitic deans put on leave
Three members of Columbia University's hierarchy have been 'permanently removed' from their roles after a leaked text exchange showed them engaging in a conversation that 'touched on ancient anti-Semitic tropes.' The texting occurred during a meeting in May at the Ivy League school in which Jewish students described the anti-Semitism that they were experiencing on campus in the wake of the Hamas brutal assault on Israel on October 7. The trio were put on leave, according to a letter from Columbia President Minouche Shafik and University Provost Angela Olinto that was sent to members of the school community in Monday.

July 9: The New York Post:
U.S. Marshall shoots carjacker outside Justice Sotomayor's home

A deputy US Marshal shot a would-be carjacker who pulled a gun on him while he was guarding Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's home in Washington, DC, authorities said. Two deputies were parked outside Sotomayor's home in northwest DC on July 5 when Kentrell Flowers, 18, allegedly walked up to one of their cars around 1:15 a.m. and pointed a gun at the bodyguard, the US Marshals Service said. One marshal drew his weapon and fired several shots at the suspect, who was arrested and treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. The Obama-appointed justice was not home at the time of the carjacking.

9TH July 9: The Washington Times:
Homeless in San Francisco could face arrest after federal appeals court decision

Homeless people living on San Francisco's streets could end up in handcuffs after a federal appeals court lifted an order Monday that barred the city from clearing encampments. The Ninth Circuit overturned the 2022 ruling that said it was unconstitutional to sweep homeless encampments when there was no other shelter available for the transients. The injunction was lifted in response to last month's Supreme Court ruling in Johnson v. Grants Pass. The high court overturned its previous position that said clearing homeless camps without alternative shelters violated the 8th Amendment's protections against cruel and unusual punishment. San Francisco officials haven't said what their plan is to address encampments in the city. Last month, Mayor London Breed said the city is considering imposing "significant penalties" on homeless residents, when necessary, but didn't say outright that would mean jailing vagrants. According to local public radio station KQED-FM, San Francisco saw a 17% reduction in tents on the street last year after conducting regular sweeps.

July 9: The New York Sun: Russia's bombing of children's hospital in Kyiv backfires on Kremlin, Ukraine and allies stiffening resolve
Russia's bombing of Ukraine's largest children's hospital is backfiring Monday's destruction of Okhmatdyt hospital at Kyiv, the nation's press capital, immediately produced a stream of photos into the world's press: child cancer patients waiting for transfers to a new hospital, their mothers using napkins to protect their newborns from dust. The destruction of the hospital has quickly elevated to be an international "cause célèbre" on par with Russian army rapes and murders of Ukrainian civilians in Kyiv.

George Stephanopoulos interviews Joe BidenJuly 9: Fox News: Stephanopoulos;
Biden can't serve another four years

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos revealed he doesn't think Joe Biden can serve four more years in office just days after their high-stakes interview. In a "chance" meeting on the streets of New York City on Tuesday where TMZ asked Stephanopoulos whether he thought Biden should step down. "I don't think he can serve four more years," Stephanopoulos responded. A spokesperson for ABC News said Digital "George expressed his own point of view and not the position of ABC News." "Earlier today I (Stephanopoulos) responded to a question from a passerby. I shouldn't have," he said through a spokesperson.

July 8: The Washington Examiner:
Trump supporters rooting for Joe Biden to be his opponent in November

Since Joe Biden's disastrous debate performance, a flurry of Democrats have been openly questioning if it's time to replace their party's nominee. However, Republicans are acknowledging a new opponent could open up a new set of challenges for President Trump after he has spent months painting Biden as incapable of leading. Many in GOP circles believe Biden will be the easiest candidate for Trump to beat in November.

July 8: One America News Network:
Senate Dems scrap meeting on Biden's campaign's future

Senate Democrats have scrapped reported plans to hold a meeting on the state of President Joe Biden's reelection campaign. That's according to a report from Axios on Monday. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has dropped his efforts to schedule a meeting after details about his push came to light. Warner began reaching out to colleagues last week amid calls from some congressional Democrats for Biden to drop his reelection bid. The senator, like many Democrats on Capitol Hill, has not publicly taken a stance on whether Biden's campaign should continue. Senate Democrats are slated to hold a regular caucus meeting on Tuesday.

July 8: Fox News:
Biden lashes out at Trump, Supreme Court – Dems say he should withdraw

First Lady Jill Biden says she is "all in" on Jow Biden's re-election campaign Monday as she plans to make three stops in separate states. "Joe has made it clear he is all in," she told the crowd in North Carolina. "That's the decision he's made. And just as he has always supported my career, I am all in too." The first lady will also make appearances at campaign events in Florida and Georgia later Monday, though Biden himself has no public events on his schedule. Jill's declaration of support comes as Biden is working to fend off members of his own party who want him to drop out of the race. His critics say his disastrous performance in the debate against former President Trump proves he is no longer fit to hold office. Biden has so far rejected calls for a withdrawal, writing a letter to House Democrats urging them to drop the issue earlier Monday.

Reporter in Philly is let go because she used Administration supplied  questions in interviewing BidenJuly 7: The Daily Caller:
Radio station cuts ties with host who included Biden pre-screened questions in interview

Philadelphia radio station WURD announced Sunday they would be cutting ties with host Andrea Lawful-Sanders after she revealed she asked Joe Biden interview questions sent earlier by his campaign for her approval. According to a statement, WURD Radio president and CEO Sara M. Lomax stated the pre-determined questions not only violated their "practice of remaining an independent media outlet" but the interview was also "arranged and negotiated independently" by Lawful-Sanders.

July 7: Law Enforcement Today:
Newsom scuttled bill that would crack down on shoplifters and drug offenses

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who fancies himself a replacement candidate in the event dementia-addled Joe Biden faces reality and drops out of the presidential race, last week pulled a last minute effort with California legislators to put a competing crime bill before voters this fall just before jet-setting off to Washington, D.C. to meet with Biden and other Democrat governors. The measure, a watered-down version of another crime bill backed by California prosecutors and large retailers, will appear on November's ballot. The bill scuttled by Newsom would enhance penalties for repeat shoplifters and criminal drug dealers who lace drugs and other Newsom meanwhile blamed the California District Attorneys Association that is pushing another crime measure, claiming they didn't engage with his administration and legislative leaders to reach a deal in order to avoid a showdown on the ballot measure.

July 7: The Gateway Pundit: Daniels owes Trump $600,000 in legal fees
Stormy Daniels, the ex-porn star who owes former President Donald Trump $600,000 in legal fees, has raised almost $1 million through a GoFundMe campaign. According to the Guardian, the funds are reportedly meant for moving her to a safe house and repaying the legal fees incurred during the criminal trial that resulted in Trump's conviction on 34 felonies. In March 2022, the 9th Circuit Court issued a final ruling on the case brought against Trump by disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels. The court ruled that Daniels owed President Trump $300,000 in legal fees plus interest for filing a frivolous lawsuit against him.

July 7: Axios: Analysis of Justice Barrett's decisions
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is working to become the new intellectual center of he court. This is what Barrett's biggest fans predicted when she was first nominated — that she would not only be a solid right-leaning vote, but an influential justice with the potential to shape the broader contours conservative legal doctrine. Barrett is just as conservative as everyone knew she would be. She joined the court's rulings overturning Roe v. Wade and expanding gun rights but she is beginning to separate herself from the pack in important ways. She has explicitly criticized some of the ways other conservatives use historical analysis to solve modern questions. She joined the liberal justices in dissent when the court narrowed one of the charges the Justice Department has used in Jan. 6 cases, including Trump's. Her concurring opinion in the court's presidential immunity case had some flavors of dissent.

July 7: The Epoch Times: Trump's legal team gets pause in classified documents trial
Judge Aileen Cannon agreed on July 6 to grant a partial pause in former President Donald Trump's classified documents trial after his legal team made the request on grounds that they should be allowed to argue the merits of the U.S. Supreme Court's immunity decision before the trial moves forward. In a July 6 paperless order, Judge Cannon granted a temporary stay of three pending deadlines in the case, giving Trump attorneys and special counsel Jack Smith's team more time to file additional briefs on how the Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity should factor into the case.

Hurricance Beyrl  approaches Texas CoastJuly 6: News Max: Hurricane Beryl expected to strengthen on its way to the Texas coast
Texas officials Saturday were urging coastal residents to brace for a potential hit by Beryl as the storm is expected to regain hurricane strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. "We're expecting the storm to make landfall somewhere on the Texas coast sometime Monday, if the current forecast is correct," said Jack Beven, a senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. "Should that happen, it'll most likely be a Category 1 hurricane." Current estimates are that Beryl will make landfall on Monday morning with the eye of the storm hitting near Freeport, TX


July 6: The Blaze:
Jill Biden lashes out at Dems calling for Joe to drop out of the presidential race

Jill Biden is apparently "lashing out" at any and all Democrats who have called on Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 presidential election. Numerous Democrats have called upon Joe Biden to drop out of the election due to his disastrous performance during the first presidential debate against President Donald Trump. According to ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz, Jill Biden is "lashing out" at Democrats demanding Biden step down from his presidential run. George Stephanopoulos – ABC News host and former Democratic adviser – said Joe Biden is relying on a "very tight circle." Reportedly Administration officials have said a very tight inner circle is telling him he can win, that he needs to keep going. This, of course, includes his wife, Jill, who they said is lashing out at those who want him to get out of the race."

July 6: Axios.com:
Reportedly White House drafted questions for post-debate Biden interview

Biden's White House reportedly went around its normal processes for his first post-debate interview with a Black radio station earlier this week. Apparently the Administration helped draft the questions that the host asked Biden. Then the Biden campaign sent them to the radio station, given it was technically a campaign interview, a person familiar with the matter revealed. WURD is the only African-American owned and operated talk radio station in Pennsylvania. It is the latest instance of the White House continuing to shield the president from unscripted moments, even after his debate performance raised further questions about his mental fitness. A Biden spokesperson, Lauren Hitt, claimed the "White House did not manage the process or the questions." "This was a campaign interview and, as such, it was handled by the campaign and our Black Media Director."

July 6: The Times of Israel: IDF take out key Hezbollah member in drone strike
A prominent member of the Hezbollah terror group's air defense unit was killed in an Israeli drone strike in northeastern Lebanon on Saturday. According to the Israel Defense Forces, Maytham Mustafa al-Attar was considered to be "a significant source of knowledge" in Hezbollah's air defense unit and was involved in planning and carrying out attacks against Israel. The IDF said al-Attar obtained his knowledge during visits to Iran, and was involved in helping the Lebanese terror group procure Iranian weapons. The IDF said his death was "a blow to the capabilities of Hezbollah's air defense unit." Hezbollah's air defense unit has launched dozens of anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli Air Force drones and fighter jets amid ongoing fighting. So far, it has managed to shoot down five IAF drones over southern Lebanon.

July 5: News Max: Biden tells ABC news he won't take an independent cognitive exam
Joe Biden repeatedly dodged and demurred about undergoing an independent medical exam that would include a full neurological and cognitive evaluation, saying he's tested in those ways every day by the rigors of running the country. Biden pushed back no less than five times when asked if he's had the evaluations or if he thinks he should in a 22-minute unedited interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. "I have a full neurological test every day with me," Biden said when asked the first time if he's had a neurological and cognitive evaluation. "Have you had specific cognitive test and had a neurologist specialist do the exam?" Stephanopoulos asked. "No one said I had to. No one said — they said I'm good," Biden replied.

State Troopers pull over vehicle that looks like a space vehicleJuly 5: The Blaze: State troopers get an out of this world experience!
Law enforcement couldn't help noticing the 'friendly humanoids, who have come in peace' and their spaceship-like vehicle! Smiling troopers in two states performed traffic stops in recent days on a spaceship-like vehicle heading to the UFO Festival in — of course — Roswell, New Mexico. A couple of close encounters of the nerd kind, one might say, to borrow from a sitcom episode from the last century. The first took place in Missouri, as the Crawford County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post last Friday about a pair of "friendly humanoids, who have come in peace." The trooper warned the driver about their "strict enforcement of warp speed on the interstate and keep his phasers on stun only while traveling!"

July 5: The New York Post:
Biden; "I'm the nominee" "I'm running"

Joe Biden doubled down Friday on his refusal to leave the presidential race — saying "I'm the nominee" and that "I'm running and going to win again" — but at one point mistakenly spoke as if the election year was 2020 as fellow Democrats suggest that he drop out due to perceived senility. "There's been a lot of speculation: What's Joe going to do?" the 81-year-old president said during a speech at a Madison, Wis., campaign rally. "Here's my answer: I'm running and going to win again."

July 5: News Max: Trump leads Harris by 11 points, Biden and Michelle Obama by 5
Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump leads Vice President Kamala Harris by 11 points in a hypothetical head-to-head presidential election matchup, according to a new Daily Mail poll. The poll, released Wednesday, surveyed 1,000 likely voters from July 1-3 about a scenario where Joe Biden dropped out of the presidential race and found that the former president holds a commanding lead over Harris, 49% to 38%. The lead is well outside the 3.1-point margin of error according to the poll. Trump leads Biden 47% to 42% in their head-to-head, according to the survey. Former first lady Michelle Obama also trails Trump by 5 points, according to the poll. However, she has consistently stated that she would not run for president under any circumstances this election cycle. Every other potential replacement for Biden atop the ticket surveyed by the Daily Mail loses to Trump by double digits: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

July 4: The Washington Times:
UK voters now required to show valid photo ID in order to vote

For the first time ever, people voting in Thursday's U.K. General Election must bring an accepted photo ID to have their ballot counted. The general election is a pivotal moment for Britain and could see the Conservative Party lose control after 14 years in power. The outcome will also have an effect on the United States. The U.K. is considered Washington's closest ally, has a nuclear arsenal, a permanent seat on the UN Security Council and the world's sixth largest economy. The last full parliamentary election was in December 2019, when Boris Johnson scored a massive win for the Conservative Party, promising to "Get Brexit done" after the country's decision to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum. Thursday's vote is expected to swing the pendulum in a different direction, delivering a landslide for the Labour Party, which has not won a general election since Tony Blair in 2005.

July 4: The Epoch Times:
Mississippi District Judge imposes nationwide stay on Title IX

Gender Identity revisions A Mississippi district judge has ruled that the federal government can't enforce its reinterpretation of Title IX protections to include gender identity revisions. Judge Louis Guirola granted the preliminary injunction and a nationwide stay against Health and Human Services (HHS) revisions to Title IX after complaints alleging HHS seeks to replace health regulations with a "regime" committed "to gender ideology over medical reality." Gurioloa wrote that HHS officials began expanding the definition of Title IX protections in 2016 to include "discrimination based on the basis of gender identity" to fit in with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Title IX was initially established in 1972 to protect women from discrimination in public education.

July 4: News Max: Hezbollah unleashes over 200 rocket attacks on Israel
Lebanon's Hezbollah launched more than 200 rockets and drones at Israeli army positions on Thursday, escalating tensions between the two adversaries as the Israel-Hamas war rages in Gaza. After months of deadlock in Gaza ceasefire efforts, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to send a delegation for talks aimed at securing the release of hostages seized in Hamas's October 7 attack, which sparked the war. A source familiar with the talks said an Israeli delegation led by spy chief David Barnea was travelling to Doha for discussions with the Qatari prime minister "aiming to bring the parties closer to a deal in Gaza". It was described as a "pretty significant opening" by a senior US official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

July 4: The Daily Caller: Stand by, the party that totes democracy is about to rip it to shreds as it selects an alternative candidate
Saddle up Americans because the party claiming to be "Saving Democracy" just laid out the process to rig their latest election against their voters. All fifty states have voted in party primaries. The Democrats chose Joe Biden, and the Republicans voted in former President Donald Trump as their candidate. At this point, while still an important part of the official process, the party conventions are merely a formality. But that is not stopping the Democrat Party from attempting a coup against its voters to install their preferred candidate, who is no longer Biden. Democratic National Committee (DNC) member James Zogby said on Tuesday there is a process the party can use to replace Biden on the 2024 ticket despite him earning the nomination. By doing this, the DNC and Democrats are admitting that their primary process is fraudulent, and their supposed zeal for saving big D Democracy takes a back seat to their ultimate goal of gaining power. The message they want their voters to swallow is that they all learned about Biden's declining cognitive state during the debate, which is an all-out lie, especially for Harris. She's worked alongside Biden for the past three and a half years. She knew. They all did.

July 3: Fox News: As Democrats consider replacing their nominee FEC commissioner says there are major hurdles in the way
While calls to replace Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee continue to plague his re-election efforts, campaign finance experts believe financial roadblocks could prevent another Democrat from stepping into the role. The Biden-Harris campaign brought in a huge cash haul this cycle, reporting $127 million raised in June alone. But if Biden were to be replaced or step down as the nominee, there are serious questions about whether another candidate would be able to inherit these funds. While there are several candidates being floated as a Biden replacement, a political fundraiser with knowledge of presidential campaign finance has said that, as of right now, the money "is only accessible if your name is Joe Biden or Kamala Harris." Election law experts said Vice President Harris could likely use the campaign funds given that her name is on the Biden-Harris ticket. However, even the vice president could face hurdles with the money. According to Trey Trainor, a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, said he believes Democrats "have no choice but to continue forward with President Biden as their nominee because there are just too many hurdles."

July 3: The Blaze:
Democrat internal polls show Biden under water in his reelection effort

The news site Puck published a leaked memo on Tuesday from Open Labs, a leftist research outfit that does polling for various Democratic groups, revealing that Joe Biden's debate performance last week may have been the final nail in his political coffin. A poll conducted in the 72 hours following the debate found that 40% of respondents who voted for Biden in 2020 now think the Democratic incumbent should end his campaign, while 45% suggested he should stick with it. Just two months ago, pollsters found that only 25% of Biden 2020 supporters wanted him to step aside, while 62% wanted him to remain in the race. Swing voters also signaled that they felt Biden was finished, suggesting by margin of two to one that he should scuttle his campaign.

July 3: The Epoch Times:
DOC adds four companies to their denied parties list for helping China's military

The United States is blacklisting four companies for assisting in the training and development of the Chinese military. Two of the companies are located in China and two are located in the UK, according to a notice issued by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security. China's Global Training Solutions and Smartech Future, as well as the UK's Grace Air and Livingston Aerospace, will be added to the department's trade restriction list due to their relationship with the Test Flying Academy of South Africa, which the posting says trained Chinese military forces using North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) sources. The Commerce Depatment's Bureau of Industry and Security has place these companies on its Unverified List, which is a list of parties whose bona fides BIS has been unable to verify. No license exceptions may be used for exports, reexports, or transfers (in-country) to any entity on this list and a individual licenses is required from BIS. A statement must be obtained from such parties prior to shipping items not subject to a license requirement.

July 2: The Blaze: Alan Dershowitz explains landmark immunity decision
Yesterday, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court determined in a 6-3 ruling that former presidents have broad immunity from prosecution for actions related to the core powers of their office. This will send Trump's case back to the lower courts where it will be determined whether his actions on January 6th were official or personal. How should we interpret this ruling, and what does it mean going forward? "I think it's a win for the republic," Glenn Beck said. Dershowitz agreed and added it's likely a win for Donald Trump too, as "it probably means there won't be a trial before the election." However, "I think [the ruling] is going to be hard to implement in practice because everything the president does; he does as president. That's very hard to separate out private acts from public acts," Dershowitz explained. But there may be another issue. "It's going to be implemented by the lower courts, and the lower court of the District of Columbia [is] completely biased against Trump," Dershowitz pointed out, adding "it may come back to the Supreme Court." Beck predicted, if "President Trump loses this election ... these cases will just disappear," but "if [Trump] wins this election, they'll fight it tooth and nail, and they'll drag him all the way through."

July 2: iHeartMedia/KTRH: DA Bragg okay with postponing Trump's sentencing
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office announced on Tuesday that it will not oppose delaying the sentencing of former President Donald Trump in light of the recent SCOTUS decision on presidential immunity. Following Trumps request for the delay, Assistant DA Joshua Steinglass said in a letter, "Although we believe defendant's arguments to be without merit, we do not oppose his request for leave to file and his putative request to adjourn sentencing pending determination of his motion." Trump's sentencing is currently scheduled for Thursday, July 11th.

July 2: The Blaze: Justice Thomas raises doubt about Jack Smith appointment; AG Garland may have acted illegally
In a separate concurring opinion on the immunity case, Justice Thomas questioned whether Attorney General Merrick Garland's appointment of special counsel Jack Smith may not be lawful because the office was not "established by law." He said "Those questions must be answered before this prosecution can proceed" and argued that Garland "purported to appoint a private citizen as Special Counsel to prosecute a former President on behalf of the United States." " I am not sure that any office for the Special Counsel has been 'established by Law,' as the Constitution requires. By requiring that Congress create federal offices 'by Law,' the Constitution imposes an important check against the President – he cannot create offices at his pleasure," Thomas continued. "If there is no law establishing the office that the Special Counsel occupies, then he cannot proceed with this prosecution." Additionally Thomas said "[A] private citizen cannot criminally prosecute anyone, let alone a former President," he added. "If this unprecedented prosecution is to proceed, it must be conducted by someone duly authorized to do so by the American people." Former Attorney General Ed Meese previously submitted an amicus brief to the Court arguing that Smith was unconstitutionally appointed, "Not clothed in the authority of the federal government, Smith is a modern example of the naked emperor," Meese's brief stated. "Improperly appointed, he has no more authority to represent the United States in this Court than … Taylor Swift or Jeff Bezos."

July 2: The Daily Caller:
CNN legal analyst; There may not be enough evidence to try Trump

CNN senior legal analyst Elie Honig said Tuesday that there may not be sufficient evidence to try former President Donald Trump in his election interference case after the Supreme Court's Monday presidential immunity ruling. The Supreme Court found in their ruling on Trump's immunity appeal to toss special counsel Jack Smith's case against him that presidents have immunity from criminal prosecution for "official acts" they take while in office. Honig said the ruling's inclusion of a prohibition on presenting evidence of "official acts" means Smith's indictment against Trump will "get torn to shreds."

July 1: News Max:
SCOTUS decides Trump's immunity case, sends it back to the lower court

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that former presidents have the presumption of immunity from prosecution unless it can be proven that they are acting on a personal basis and not as part of their official duties. The court's decision will delay the Washington criminal case against Trump on charges he plotted to overturn his 2020 presidential election results and all but ending prospects the former president could be tried before the November election. In a historic 6-3 ruling, the court's majority returned his case to the trial court to determine what is left of special counsel Jack Smith's indictment. The outcome means additional delay before Trump could face trial. The court's decision in a second major Trump case this term, along with its ruling rejecting efforts to bar him from the ballot because of his alleged actions following the 2020 election. "Under our constitutional structure of separated powers, the nature of presidential power entitles a former president to absolute immunity from criminal prosecution for actions within his conclusive and preclusive constitutional authority," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court. "And he is entitled to at least presumptive immunity from prosecution for all his official acts. There is no immunity for unofficial acts." The trial court must now determine which of Trump's actions are covered under his responsibilities as president and which, if any, were personal actions.

July 1: Axios.com: Joe Biden responds to SCOTUS limited immunity decision; "dangerous precedent"
Joe Biden called the Supreme Court decision on President Trump's immunity claims in his federal Jan. 6 case a "dangerous precedent." The 6-3 ruling has major implications for past and future presidents. Without this protection, presidents might well be reticent to act because they might be held personally responsible. For example, if the president orders a strike against terrorist but it hits civilians instead, without immunity he could conceivable be tried for murdering innocent civilians. Biden, however, is saying the decision "almost certainly means that there are virtually no limits what the president can do." Biden ignored the SCOTUS determination that personal actions, taken outside of a president's official duties, are not immune from criminal prosecution. So, if it were proven that Biden was taking payments from his son Hunter's illicit activities (selling influence with his father), would Joe Biden be liable for these personal actions or would they be considered part of his official duties?

July 1: Washington Free Beacon:
Report; Biden Administration flying Trump deported immigrants back to the US

The Biden administration is reportedly flying previously deported Cameroonians whose asylum claims were determined to be invalid back into the United States, according to interviews with Immigration and Customs Enforcement staff and internal agency memos. The program, which has not been announced to the public, appears to be a response to a February 2022 Human Rights Watch report about dozens of Cameroonians deported between 2019 and 2021 and then allegedly mistreated by their government. An estimated 80 to 90 Cameroonians were deported during that period of time. Both current and former ICE officials say some are arriving back in the United States under a program with little precedent, All of the individuals deported under the previous administration were found not to have valid asylum claims in the United States. The decision to fly back the previously deported Cameroonians is the latest instance of the Biden administration reversing its predecessor's immigration initiatives. On his first day in office, President Joe Biden rolled back a number of former president Donald Trump's border policies and paused southern border wall construction. Biden later ended a policy that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico before their court hearing.

June 30: The Post Newspaper: Authenticity of Hunter Biden laptop confirmed; No apologies for 2020 smoke screen [Editorial]
John Soloman, an awarding winning investigative reporter, has testified he contacted the FBI in March of 2020 about the Hunter Biden computer's authenticity. He was clearly told it was authentic. The American public was told otherwise. The 51 intelligence "experts" who issued a statement in 2020 saying the story looked likely Russian disinformation. They either participated in real election interference or were seriously duped. Even today, none of the living "gang of 51" members admit guilt or wrongful doing. The real story of Hunter's trial? The FBI entered the laptop as unaltered and impeccable evidence of Hunter's and the Biden family's behavior, proof of a cover up in 2020 in which governmental officials and the mainstream media were active players.

June 30: Sky News: Shake up in France's leadership
According to exit polling, Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally party will get the biggest vote share in the first round of France's parliamentary elections.. As polls closed on the first round of voting on Sunday, National Rally had a strong lead at 33%, followed by the left-wing New Popular Front coalition on 28.5%. President Emmanuel Macron's Renaissance party are polling third with an estimated 22%. Le Pen said: "For the moment nothing is won, and the second round will determine the outcome." She warned voters to "be careful" in the coming days, and urged them to "mobilise" ahead of the second round on 7 July. The result is almost double the 18% National Rally achieved in the 2022 elections and puts them in good stead to become the largest party in France's lower house.

US military in Europe put on high alert over posible terrorist threat June 30: The New York Post: US forces in Europe put on high alert over possible terrorist threat
Several US military bases in Europe were put on high alert this past weekend over a possible terror attack in the region that could target American personnel, according to multiple reports. The alert is the second highest state of alarm issued by the US Army, and an American official at one of the bases said they hadn't witnessed that level in at least a decade. The US Army garrison in Stuttgart, Germany, where the US European Command has its headquarters, was one of many bases that raised its status to the alert level, Force Protection Condition "Charlie." Charlie "applies when an incident occurs or intelligence is received indicating some form of terrorist action or targeting against personnel or facilities is likely," according to the army's policy. Officials at EUCOM said "For operational security reasons, we will not get into specific measures, but we remain vigilant." One US official who is stationed at a base in Europe told CNN that they have not seen the alert level raised to Charlie "in at least 10 years," claiming such a move likely means the military has received an "active-reliable threat."

June 30: The Washington Times: Vance; presidents should have immunity for actions taken in office so they can do their job
Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) said presidents should have presidential immunity in order to do their job, and called for the end of the "prosecuting of people based on their politics. "Should Barack Obama be prosecuted for droning American citizens in Yemen?" he asked. "There are so many examples of presidents — Democrats and Republicans — who would not be able to discharge their duties, if the Supreme Court does not recognize some broad element of presidential discretion," he contended. The Supreme Court is expected to rule Monday on President Trump's claim that he cannot be prosecuted in cases relating to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. "I'm very confident that the fundamental principle here is the president's got to be able to do his job in the same way that police officers, judges, prosecutors enjoy some immunity. That principle has to apply to the president too," he said. Vance said he wants "people who commit crimes to face the appropriate response in law," and criticized Biden for having the DOJ go after Mr. Trump.

June 30 : The Washington Examiner: Poll after Biden/Trump debate; Biden hasn't the cognitive ability to be president
A new poll conducted in the aftermath of Joe Biden's poor debate performance shows a majority of voters do not believe Biden has the cognitive ability to serve as president. A CBS News/YouGov poll conducted after the debate found 72% of respondents did not believe Biden had the mental and cognitive health to serve. The number is up from the 65% of voters who believed he did not have the mental ability to serve as president before the debate

June 29: Fox News: Biden facing criticism over false claim about no service members killed under his watch
Joe Biden is facing criticism from Gold Star families after falsely claiming during Thursday's CNN Presidential Debate that he's the "only president this century, this decade, that doesn't have any troops dying anywhere in the world." Biden, after denying that 13 American service members were lost in the bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan, also said during the debate that "when he [Trump] was president, they were still killing people in Afghanistan. And he didn't do anything about that." Darin Hoover, Gold Star father of Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover who was one of those 13 American service members killed in action on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan, had a strong reaction to Biden's debate claims. The younger Hoover, 31, was engaged to be married when he was killed. It was his third tour in Afghanistan. "I knew Afghanistan was going to come up sooner or later," said Hoover recalling the debate. "You know, the stumbling, bumbling buffoon that we have in the White House had the audacity to say that under his watch that no military members have died."

June 29: The Washington Examiner: Tillis (R-NC): cabinet should
invoke the 25th Amendment over Biden cognitive abilities

Senator Thom Tillis wrote a letter Friday to his Senate Republican colleagues about the implications of President Joe Biden's performance at Thursday's debate. In the letter, obtained by the Hill, Tillis suggested that Biden, 81, should step aside "for the sake of the country" and that if he is "unaware of his own unfitness to continue serving," the Cabinet should consider invoking the 25th Amendment, by which members can vote to transfer authority to the vice president. Tillis wrote that watching the presidential debate "was painful, and I truly feel bad for President Biden." The senator said physical and cognitive decline "is a normal part of the aging process for many people" but that displaying it on a debate stage "is most certainly not normal." Some House members, including Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) have asked Cabinet members to "search their hearts" and consider whether the president is capable of carrying out the remainder of his term.

June 29: The Times of Israel: US and Europe warn Hezbollah against war:
"You're not as capable as you think you are"

American, European and Arab mediators are pressing to keep stepped-up cross-border attacks between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah terror group from spiraling into a wider Middle East war that the world has feared for months. Hopes are lagging for a ceasefire in Israel's conflict with Hamas in Gaza that would calm attacks by Hezbollah and other Iranian-allied militias. With the stalled talks in mind, American and European officials are delivering warnings to Hezbollah — which is far stronger than Hamas but seen as overconfident — about taking on the military might of Israel, current and former diplomats say. They are warning that the group should not count on the United States or anyone else being able to hold off Israeli leaders if they decide to execute battle-ready plans for an offensive into Lebanon. And Hezbollah should not count on its fighters' ability to handle whatever would come next. The US has sent an amphibious assault ship with a Marine expeditionary force to join other warships in the area in hopes of deterring a wider conflict.

June 28: The Galveston County Daily News:
Biden and Garland try to hide behind executive privilege
[Editorial]

The Biden Administration is claiming executive privilege over the audio tapes of the Hur-Biden presidential papers investigation basing it on a 2008 Bush-era assertion over discussions between White House officials and the President. Former Attorney General Mukasey pointed out the 2008 information is still confidential while the Hur-Biden transcript has already in the public domain. One is official business the other is not. The Biden Administration and Attorney General Merrick Garland are trying to hide private individual behavior and not to protect actions taken between the President and his advisers. But then, again, it is not unusual for this Administration to turn a blind eye to living within the confines of the law.

June: Rumble: Tucker at his finest takes on Australian reporter (funny)

June 28: The Epoch Times:
SCOTUS: Limits power of bureaucracy, explosive growth of Administrative State

The Supreme Court in a vote of 6–3 overturned the so-called Chevron deference, a bureaucracy-empowering judicial doctrine that critics say led to the explosive growth of the U.S. government in recent decades. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion in the June 28 case. Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ketanji Brown Jackson dissented. The 40-year-old judge-invented doctrine holds that an agency's interpretation of a statute it administers is entitled to deference unless Congress has said otherwise. The doctrine provides a legal underpinning for the modern administrative state, which critics deride as an illegitimate fourth branch of government. In the landmark ruling in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council in 1984, the more liberal leaning court held that while courts "must give effect to the unambiguously expressed intent of Congress," where courts find Congress has not directly addressed the precise question at issue and "the statute is silent or ambiguous with respect to the specific issue, the question for the court is whether the agency's answer is based on a permissible construction of the statute." Conservatives and Republican policymakers have long been critical of the doctrine, saying it has contributed to the dramatic growth of government and gives unelected regulators far too much power to make policy by going beyond what Congress intended when it approved various laws. The authority of regulatory agencies has been increasingly questioned by the Supreme Court in recent years.

SPECIAL COUNSEL JACK SMITHJune 28: The Gateway Pundit: SCOTUS torpedoes Jack Smith's January 6th case against Trump
Friday, the US Supreme Court delivered a devastating blow to Biden's corrupt Justice Department and overturned the obstruction charge used to jail hundreds of January 6 defendants. Biden's DOJ charged more than 300 J6ers with 18 USC §1512(c)(2). Additionally, two of the four charges against Trump in Jack Smith's DC case are conspiracy to obstruct so the Supreme Court's ruling torpedoed the special counsel's case against Trump as well. In a 6-3 vote, the court held that to prove a violation of the law, the government must show that the defendant impaired the availability or integrity for use in an official proceeding of records, documents, objects, or other things used in an official proceeding, or attempted to do so. "…the Government must establish that the defendant impaired the availability or integrity for use in an official proceeding of records, documents, objects, or as we earlier explained, other things used in the proceeding, or attempted to do so..." Legal expert Jonathan Turley commented, "For Trump, this rips the wings of the plane that Jack Smith has been trying to take off in D.C. In an ordinary case, there would be a superseding indictment. Smith may try to go forward on the remaining counts. However, it is hard to see how the indictment holds together…"

June 28: iHeartMedia/KTRH:
Texas Supreme Court upholds ban on child gender modification

The Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of upholding the state's ban on child gender modification. Loe vs. Texas was seeking to block the implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 14, which bans gender modification treatments and procedures for Texans under 18 years of age. The 8 to 1 decision was delivered by Justice Rebeca Aizpuru Huddle, who wrote, "We conclude the Legislature made a permissible, rational policy choice to limit the types of available medical procedures for children, particularly in light of the relative nascency of both gender dysphoria and its various modes of treatment and the Legislature's express constitutional authority to regulate the practice of medicine." "We therefore conclude the statute does not unconstitutionally deprive parents of their rights or physicians or health care providers of an alleged property right in their medical licenses or claimed right to occupational freedom."

June 27: Fox News: Kudlow: presidential debate a home run for Trump
Trump nailed it on tax cuts and growth. Absolutely smashed Biden on that issue. He killed it on inflation, absolutely killed it on the border catastrophe. He never took the bait from Biden's insults. That's the winning message, that's the unity voters want. Trump also crushed it on Iran, Afghanistan, China, and vowed peace between Russia and Ukraine - something Biden has failed on. From the very fist moment, Biden looked old, hard to understand, confused, saying scary things, and just throwing mud. Trump's closing argument touched on key issue likes taxes, deregulation, and growth. He spoke forcefully he'll make America great again. That's a home Run!

Coffins with American Flags draped over them  being loaded on to vansJune 27: The Daily Caller:
Biden has difficulty sticking with the Truth

President Joe Biden falsely claimed he is the first president in the past decade not to have Americans die overseas during Thursday's debate with former President Donald Trump. Biden failed to mention the thirteen service members who died during his botched withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, the first year of his administration. When he [Trump] was president, there were still killing people in Afghanistan, and he didn't do anything about that," Biden said. "When he was president, we still found ourselves in a position where you had a notion that we were the safe country. The truth is, I'm the only president [in] this century [decade], that doesn't have any… that doesn't have any troops dying anywhere in the world." Gold star families whose loved one died in the botched withdrawal said they felt abandoned by the president and called on the administration to admit to its mistakes and honor the fallen.

June 27: The New York Post:
Biden claims Border Patrol supports him; They say Wait a Minute!

The labor union representing US Customs and Border Protection agents set the record straight Thursday after Joe Biden claimed in his debate with Donald Trump to have the support of its members. "We significantly increased the number of asylum offices, significantly … by the way, the Border Patrol endorsed me, endorsed my position," the 81-year-president claimed during an exchange on immigration. The National Border Patrol Council refuted Biden's claim mid-debate. "To be clear, we never have and never will endorse Biden," the union posted on X. The National Border Patrol Council represents about 18,000 Border Patrol agents and support personnel, maintaining a 90% membership rate among eligible agents.

June 27: The Daily Caller: Justice Jackson uses "pregnant people/patients," not women, in opinion on SCOTUS case
Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson refused to use the word "woman" in her partial dissent Thursday in cases considering Idaho's abortion ban. Rather than answering the cases' central dispute about whether the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) requires doctors to perform emergency abortions in conflict with Idaho's pro-life law, the Supreme Court dismissed the cases as "improvidently granted," reinstating an injunction on Idaho's abortion ban issued by a lower court and sending the issue back to the Ninth Circuit. The language in Jackson's solo concurring opinion in reinstating the injunction but dissented in dismissing the case; she conspicuously used gender free terms. "So, to be clear: Today's decision is not a victory for pregnant patients in Idaho," Jackson wrote. "It is delay. While this Court dawdles and the country waits, pregnant people experiencing emergency medical conditions remain in a precarious position, as their doctors are kept in the dark about what the law requires." Jackson continued to write that "for as long as we refuse to declare what the law requires, pregnant patients in Idaho, Texas, and elsewhere will be paying the price."

June 26: News Max: Speaker to sue to obtain Hur-Biden investigation tapes
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), said the House Judiciary Committee plans a lawsuit to force Attorney General Merrick Garland to turn over audio of President Joe Biden's interview with special counsel Robert Hur. The Justice Department has only released a transcript of the interview. The House voted to hold Garland in contempt over his refusal to turn over the tapes but were rebuffed by the Justice Department, which said his refusal to turn over audio "did not constitute a crime." "We are going to file suit next week against the Department of Justice to enforce that subpoena. We will go to district court here in D.C., which is the appropriate venue, and we will fight vigorously to get it," Johnson told a group of reporters Wednesday. [SEE RELATED STORY]

June 26: News Max: SCOTUS/Free Speech: Doesn't limit Biden Administration pressuring social media platforms
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Wednesday to impose limits on the way Joe Biden's administration may communicate with social media platforms, rejecting a challenge made on free speech grounds to how officials encouraged the removal of posts deemed misinformation, including about elections and COVID. The justices, in a 6-3 ruling, overturned a lower court's 2023 decision that various federal officials likely violated the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment, which protects against governmental abridgment of free speech, in a case brought by the states of Missouri and Louisiana as well as five individuals. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had issued an injunction constraining such contacts by the administration. Rumors indicate Missouri will shortly refile the case in a form where they have standing.

June 26: The Gateway Pundit: Joe Biden refuses to take drug test ahead of debate
The Biden Camp officially refused to drug test Joe Biden ahead of Thursday night's highly anticipated presidential debate. Joe Biden is currently hiding at Camp David and doing "debate prep." President Trump and Joe Biden will face off in the first presidential debate next Thursday. The microphones will be muted except when it is the candidate's 'turn' to speak.

June 26: Fox News: GOP Ad buy in swing states for Debate Day
A key Republican lawmaker whose spearheading former President Trump's outreach to Black voters will debut a six-figure ad buy calling out what he describes as Joe Biden's "real record on race" during the CNN Presidential Debate Thursday. First-term Texas Congressman Wesley Hunt's Hellfire PAC will air the 60-second ad on Fox News and CNN in major cities in key battleground states including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on Thursday night. The ad, which puts a spotlight on several of Biden's controversial comments on race, is part of Hunt's strategy to convince Black voters to support Trump in November. "Joe Biden's history as a politician reveals a pattern of making explicitly racist comments, authoring and endorsing discriminatory policies, and associating with individuals known as segregationists," Hunt said. He announced that Hellfire PAC would begin a national campaign in multiple swing states "to inform voters of Joe Biden's real history on race."

June 25: The Epoch Times: Emergency rule banning changing sex at birth reinstated
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday reinstated an emergency rule barring residents from changing their listed sex at birth to an "X" designation on state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards. The court granted an emergency motion for a stay on injunction issued by a circuit judge that had previously blocked the state's emergency rule. The court did not elaborate on its decision. The decision followed a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arkansas in April on behalf of five transgender, nonbinary, and intersex residents against the state Department of Finance and Administration after it rescinded the policy that allowed license holders to change their listed gender without verifiable information.

June 24: The Washington Examiner:
Rep. Luna (R-FL) to force vote on arresting AG Garland

Rep. Anna Luna will force a vote on her "inherent contempt" resolution for Attorney General Merrick Garland "in the next few days" after the Justice Department said it will not prosecute its leader. The lower chamber voted to hold Garland in contempt of Congress in mid-June over his refusal to turn over the audio recording of Joe Biden's classified documents interview with then-special counsel Robert Hur. However, the move all but fell on deaf ears after the DOJ said it would nt seek to charge Garland criminally. In a "Dear Colleague" letter on Monday, Luna blasted the DOJ's decision not to seek criminal charges as "blatant disregard for Congress as an institution." "While that response was expected, it set a dangerous precedent," Luna wrote in the letter obtained by the Washington Examiner. "The executive branch will continue to withhold information from Congress if there are not consequences for their actions." Differing from the resolution from the Judiciary Committee, Luna's resolution relies on a long-dormant "inherent contempt" power that allows the House to imprison someone until compliant with the congressional demand. Under the process, which hasn't been used since 1935, the person being held in contempt could be arrested by the sergeant-at-arms and brought to the House floor for trial and can be imprisoned or detained in the Capitol. House GOP leaders have been persistent in their requests for the audio recording, believing it can shed insight into Biden's mental faculties, while Garland and House Democrats have claimed the recording is unnecessary because the "verbatim" transcript is already public, while Biden is asserting executive privilege over their release. "The Department of Justice and the attorney general cannot be the ultimate deciders of whether or not a congressional subpoena is enforced," the Florida congresswoman continued. "If Congress allows this to happen, we risk being subordinated to the attorney general and being completely neutered in our ability to legislate," Luna said. [SEE RELATED STORY]

Russia implicated in German factory fire June 24: The Daily Wire:
Russians may have been involved in arson of German factory; Ukraine connection

Russian operatives were allegedly behind an arson attack on a German factory last month, according to western intelligence officials who say that the attack is part of Russia's campaign to sabotage Ukraine's war effort. The Wall Street Journal reported officials initially believed that that the fire at a Diehl Metal Applications factory was an accident. They now believe the fire was intentionally set by "Russian saboteurs trying disrupt shipments of critical arms and ammunition to Ukraine," the report said. The fire happened in an area of the factory where "only a few people had access," the report said. All CCTV footage was allegedly destroyed in the fire. An intelligence agency of a member NATO state intercepted electronic-communications that "provided evidence of Russia's involvement," but the evidence was not allowed in Germany's court system thus preventing criminal charges from being filed and blame being placed on Russia.

June 24: One America News Network:
Hunter Biden seeks new trial after conviction in Delaware

Hunter Biden and his lawyers are now seeking a new trial in regards to his federal firearm case. On Monday, lawyers for the president's son resubmitted a motion seeking a new trial only a week after the motion had been withdrawn by his defense team. He was charged in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, with three felony counts tied to possession of a gun while using narcotics. He pleaded not guilty to all three counts. A jury found him guilty on all three counts: lying on a background screening form while purchasing a revolver in October 2018 and illegally possessed the gun for two weeks. These two of the counts carry a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, and the third has a maximum of five years. Despite the maximum sentencing, under federal sentencing guideline recommendations, he could be sentenced to over a year in prison. However, the judge could sentence him to more or less time as well. Each count carries a maximum fine of $250,000. No sentencing date has been set yet. [SEE RELATED STORY]

Can je Biden tell the truth,  does he really know what it is?June 23: Fox News:
SNOPES sets the record straight after the fact

The Trump campaign says a recent fact-check report debunking the claim that then-President Trump spoke favorably of neo-Nazis in 2017 shows Joe Biden and his campaign had promoted a "lie" and called on them to not promote the "hoax" again. Left-leaning fact-checking website Snopes published a piece Saturday debunking claims promoted by Joe Biden and some members of the media that following the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, Trump called neo-Nazis "very fine people." Biden has repeatedly cited the false claim, even saying it was the impetus for his 2020 White House run against Trump. Trump campaign national press secretary Karoline Leavitt said Sunday that the Snopes fact check shows Biden and other "corrupt Democrats" promoted a "lie" and "hoax." "The Charlottesville lie was another hoax perpetuated by the corrupt Democrats and their mouthpieces in the fake news media, just like the Hunter Biden laptop, the Russian collusion scandal and so many others, all in an attempt to smear President Trump. Joe Biden's campaign must end any advertising that pushes this lie because President Trump has, once again, been proven right," she said.

June 23: The Epoch Times: SCOTUS denies appeal to allow spouses of US citizens to challenge denied immigration visas
The Supreme Court on June 21 denied an appeal aimed at allowing U.S. citizens whose spouses were denied immigrant visas an opportunity to challenge those denials in court. The 6–3 decision, which held that a U.S. citizen does not have a legal right to bring her foreign citizen spouse to the country, was written by Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ketanji Brown Jackson dissented. The ruling was handed down days after Joe Biden unveiled a new policy that allows immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens to apply for permanent resident status without leaving the United States. In the case, Department of State v. Munoz, the high court upheld the doctrine of "consular nonreviewability," which is the legal principle that a U.S. consular official's decision to refuse a visa to a foreigner is not subject to judicial review. At the same time, the court found that a U.S. citizen "does not have a fundamental liberty interest in her noncitizen spouse being admitted to the country." A liberty interest consists of an individual's right to do or not do anything, as one wishes.

'teenager dressed like Trump meets the president who befriends him immediatelyJune 23: Breitbart News: Young "imposter" catches Trump's eye and is rewarded!
A young supporter of Donald Trump was brought to tears at a campaign stop when the former president stopped to meet with him, as he was dressed like his twin. Before speaking to Philadelphia voters at Temple University on Saturday, Trump made a pit stop at Tony and Nick's Steaks where the viral encounter happened. A video with nearly five million views shows a boy donning a blue suit and blonde wig grinning from ear-to-ear as the Republican addressed him and presented him with a signed $20 bill. "You know who that is?" Trump asked the youngster. "That's Andrew Jackson," Trump could be heard saying at the crowded restaurant, with dozens of spectators watching in the background. "We're going to add some value," the former president said as he adorned the bill with his signature and the young fan's eyes welled up with adoration.

June 23: The Gateway Pundit: Legitimacy of Jack Smith's appointment challenged
Top DOJ official Jeff Clark appeared on Steve Bannon's War Room to discuss Judge Cannon's hearing on legal challenges to Jack Smith's special counsel appointment. Cannon did not issue a ruling after the hearing concluded on Friday. President Trump previously filed a motion to dismiss Jack Smith's classified documents charges based on the "unlawful appointment and funding of Special Counsel." According to NBC News, President Trump's lawyers "argued that an officer like the special counsel must be appointed "by law" and that the special counsel should be categorized as a "principal officer" and subject to Senate confirmation. The statutory text cited by the special counsel's office "does not authorize" the U.S. attorney general's appointment of the special counsel, his lawyer, Emil Bove, argued.

June 22: The New York Post: Biden is a "one trick pony" [Editorial]
Signs indicate that Joe Biden is giving up on selling his White House term as a success and betting his re-election campaign on a single message: Donald Trum is really bad for America. He'll kill democracy, lock up his opponents, and remember January 6th. He's a convicted felon too. From here to November, that's the sum and substance of what Biden and his surrogates will say. It will be the heart of their advertising and their get-out-the-vote efforts, with virtually every dollar going toward defining Trump as the absolute worse person in the world. In contrast, Trump is highlighting his accomplishments while in office and laying out his plans for the next four years, offering hope and not despair.

June 22: Just the News:
Biden's foreign policy record give Trump ammunition for the upcoming debate

Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are expected to square off in the first presidential debate of the 2024 election next Thursday and Trump appears poised to bring to light his opponent's failings in foreign affairs. The pair negotiated their participation in the debate over a string of social media challenges to one another and have circumvented the Commission on Presidential Debates, which has traditionally managed the contests. Foreign policy is expected to feature prominently in the discussion amid the backdrop of conflicts in Europe, the Middle East, and rising tensions in the Pacific. Trump, for his part, has long cast himself as a peacemaker in contrast to Biden's interventionist approach to global affairs and is likely to press the incumbent commander-in-chief about the uptick in global tensions under his watch. During the Trump administration, Washington attempted a diplomatic rapprochement with North Korea, sought to foster friendly relations between Israel and its neighbors, and negotiated a withdrawal agreement with the Afghan government and the Taliban. Under his successor, however, most of those developments have either been stalled or upended, with conflicts erupting across those regions, potentially handing Trump considerable ammunition against Biden in the debate.

June 22: Law Enforcement Today:
SCOTUS makes 6-3 decision that may shake up the judicial system

In a landmark decision that could have profound repercussions for the American judicial system, the United States Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch that juries rather than judges must decide the facts of a case, such as determining if a person is a habitual offender or other sentencing enhancements. Bloomberg Law reported the case began with defendant Paul Erlinger pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He contested the ruling on the grounds that the Fifth and Sixth Amendments ensure that he had the right for jurors to decide if a previous crime occurred in one or many episodes. The distinction is relevant due to the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), which mandates a 15-year minimum sentence based on previous crimes. Erlinger was sentenced thusly based on an earlier conviction for burglary. The US District Court threw out a request from Erlinger to have the jury decide whether each of his crimes were committed in three separate episodes, therefore qualifying for enhanced sentencing under the ACCA. Reportedly, the court referred to the 15-year-sentence as "unfortunate" and "excessive." However, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reverse the opinion, despite the District Court's admission. The Supreme Court found that for a court to determine whether Erlinger's or another defendant's past offenses were committed on separate occasions for ACCA, the Fifth and Sixth AmenUSS Teddy Roosevelt Strike Group arrives in South Korean watersdments require a unanimous jury to reach that verdict beyond a reasonable doubt.

June 22: The Daily Caller: USS Teddy Roosevelt arrives in South Korean waters
A U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Saturday as tensions with its northern counterpart have spiked in recent weeks. The USS Theodore Roosevelt strike group arrived in the Korean peninsula for joint military drills with South Korea and Japan. The carrier's arrival comes amid increasing tensions between North and South Korea in recent weeks, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's new agreement with Russia, which was finalized Wednesday. The arrival of the carrier demonstrates the U.S.' commitment to its allies and a "stern willingness to respond to advancing North Korean threats," the South Korean navy told the Associated Press in a statement on Saturday. Rear Admiral. Christopher Alexander, commander of the U.S. operation, said that the demonstrations aimed to showcase joint-ally capability and "ensure we are ready to respond to any crisis and contingency." The U.S. has bolstered its defenses with South Korea and Japan in recent times, given the seemingly increasing threat from North Korea. Kim signed a new security agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, promising a mutual defense system between the two countries in the event of an incursion.

June 21: The Daily Wire: There are no such things as coincidences (Special Agent Gibbs rule 39); is there still a leaker in SCOTUS?
A Friday morning Supreme Court ruling raised questions about the timing of a recent executive order from Joe Biden, prompting The Federalist's Sean Davis to ask whether there was a "new leaker" at the court. Davis pointed to Biden's recent order legalizing immigrant spouses of American citizens, calling it "oddly specific" and noting that the Supreme Court's decision in The State Dept. v. Munoz made the timing of that order seem suspect. "Is there a new leaker at the Supreme Court? Just days ago, the Biden regime announced a radical new executive order to legalize the immigrant spouses of citizens, even if those immigrants were in the U.S. to commit crimes or were here legally," Davis began. "It was very strange timing for such an oddly specific EO." Davis included a screenshot of the court's ruling, handed down on Friday morning along with several other rulings. "Now we know why: the Supreme Court ruled today in a 6-3 decision that the U.S. is not required to admit immigrant spouses of American citizens in a case involving an MS-13 member whose spouse was a U.S. citizen and who demanded legalization," Davis continued. "'From this Nation's beginnings, the admission of noncitizens into this country was characterized as 'of favor [and] not right,' the Court ruled."

June 21: The Washington Examiner: Judge Judy unloads on DA Bragg
Television star Judge Judy Sheindlin on Friday harshly criticized Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for prosecuting former President Donald Trump over what she considers "nonsense." The Manhattan jury in Bragg's case convicted Trump in late May of 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents to conceal a payment to a porn star ahead of the 2016 election for her to be silent about an alleged and denied affair. Sheindlin said Bragg should be focused on prosecuting criminals who make New York unsafe rather than the former president, who she said the district attorney targeted for personal reasons. "I would be happier, as someone who owns property in Manhattan, if the district attorney of New York County would take care of criminals who were making it impossible for citizens to walk in the streets and use the subway," Sheindlin said. "I, as a taxpayer in this country, resent using the system for your own personal self-aggrandizement." Bragg's office on Thursday dropped charges against most of the protesters arrested for trespassing and occupying several campus buildings and participating in an encampment at Columbia University in April, attributing the decision to lack of evidence – even though the protestors were arrested in the buildings they occupied. . Since taking office, Bragg has downgraded 52% of felonies to misdemeanors and only convicted slightly over half of the defendants he prosecuted for felonies, the New York Post reported in November 2022. "You had to twist yourself into a pretzel to figure out what the crime was," Judge Judy added, later saying she thinks Trump "was a good businessman."

Moose saved in Alaska June 21: KSL-"Radio Free Utah":
Harrowing story of a moose cub rescue in Alaska

An Alaskan man and two police officers rescued a young moose cub from a lake in Alaska as its mother and another baby moose looked on. The cub had slipped off a sea plane dock and got itself lodged between a sea plane and the dock, unable to get back on the dock. Female moose are well known for being protective of their young and so rescuing the animal was tricky. Eventually the police were able to place their cruiser between the mama and the stranded animal and as she looked on the animal was lifted out of the water onto the dock. After resting for a little while, its rescuers were able to get it standing and reunited with its mother.

June 21: iHeartMedia/KTRH:
Leftwing activists preparing for possible Trump second term

Anti-Trumpers are already bracing for the possibility of a second Trump term by getting lawsuits ready against the hypothetical Trump administration on issues like immigration and abortion. What's the takeaway? Democrats are nervous about 2024, so they're preparing. Political strategist Brendan Steinhauser told KTRH, "The left is really concerned about how poorly President Biden is doing. They're bracing themselves for a second Trump administration, and they're not wasting any time." Steinhauser doesn't think the lawsuits they're preparing will likely be able to stop Trump from being an effective president. He said, "I would expect to see a very bold agenda if Trump is elected as president. And I think the Republicans will be united to focus on the economy and border security, and I would expect them to get some big things done."

June 20: The Gateway Pundit:
Missouri AG announce intent to launch legal battle against New York

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has announced his intention to launch a legal battle against the State of New York, accusing it of an unconstitutional attack on the democratic process through its legal actions against President Donald Trump. In a bold declaration on X [Twitter], Bailey wrote, "I will be filing suit against the State of New York for their direct attack on our democratic process through unconstitutional lawfare against President Trump. It's time to restore the rule of law." "We have to fight back against a rogue prosecutor who is trying to take a presidential candidate off the campaign trail. It sabotages Missourians' right to a free and fair election," he added. This announcement comes in response to a series of investigations and legal actions taken against Trump by key figures in New York's legal system.

June 20: Fox News: Manhattan DA Bragg drops charges against anti-Israel protestors
Dozens of anti-Israel protestors who trespassed, occupied and barricaded themselves in buildings on the Columbia University campus in April had their charges dropped Thursday. The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg dropped cases against 30 students and staff members who were arrested during the campus unrest. "All these matters are dismissed and sealed in the interest of justice," Judge Kevin McGrath announced in the courtroom.

June 20: Ammoland.com:
McCloskey's record expunged following their protection of their property during riot

On June 6, 2024, Judge Joseph P. Whyte ordered the convictions of Mark and Patricia McCloskey to be expunged. The McCloskeys gained fame for defending their home in St. Louis, Missouri, from an unruly mob of BLM protestors who threatened them. Disgraced prosecutor Kim Gardner, who was politically aligned with the BLM protestors, brought the prosecutions against the McCloskeys. Eventually, Gardner was removed from the case, and the McCloskeys negotiated a plea deal to misdemeanor charges. Missouri Governor Mike Parson granted pardons to both on July 30, 2021. They were placed on probation for a year, with their law licenses facing suspension, by the Missouri Supreme Court in February 2022. The pardons for misdemeanors by the Governor did not affect the disciplinary action by the Supreme Court. Both McCloskeys are lawyers. The potential loss of their law licenses is a serious threat. Now, according to the New York Post, the misdemeanor convictions have been expunged. Most media have characterized the incident as the McCloskeys "waving guns at racial justice protestors." The entry into their private, gated community was planned and executed by organizers, probably affiliated with BLM. The protestors were unruly and some of them were armed. The persecution of the McCloskeys is part of the pattern by the far left to use lawfare to attack anyone who dares oppose the supremacy of far-left street activists. Opposition to the activists who threaten people, destroy property, and intimidate the population is not to be allowed.

Jin Class CCP nu lear submarine June 19: The Washington Examiner: Communist Chinese submarine surfaces in the Taiwan Strait
Taiwan said it "closely monitored" a Chinese Communist nuclear submarine that surfaced in the shallow waters of the Taiwan Strait early Tuesday. The submarine surprised the crew of a squid boat, which took pictures of the vessel. The images showed the black hull of a Type 094 submarine, also known as the Jin class. The Jin class, six of which are in service, can launch ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads and are sometimes referred to as "boomers." The submarine was seen around 5 a.m., about 25 nautical miles from Quemoy Island, just west of the median line that separates Taiwan and China. Soon after the Jin class was spotted, another warship was seen escorting it toward the mainland, the South China Morning Post reported. The submarine did not submerge again, the fishermen said. "The military had a comprehensive understanding of the situation through relevant intelligence and reconnaissance methods," Taiwan Defense Minister Wellington Koo said without speculating on the crew's intentions. Taiwanese military experts said there could be many reasons as to why the submarine surfaced, including routine maintenance, a technical malfunction, or perhaps a deliberate show of force. Zivon Wang, a military analyst at the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies, said he believes the submarine surfacing was "likely a routine transit for a mission switch or maintenance at the shipyard in the Bohai Sea given its northward trajectory from its base on the southern coast of Hainan in the South China Sea."

June 19: News Max:
Israel Foreign Minister; Palestinian Authority cannot rule Gaza after the war is over

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said on Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority cannot be allowed to rule post-war Gaza, citing its ongoing financial support for terrorism. "7% of the Palestinian Authority's budget goes to murderers of Israelis. More killings = more money. The Palestinian Authority cannot rule Gaza," he tweeted. The post includes a short video highlighting the fact that the P.A.'s payments to terrorists scale with the number of Jews they killed. The controversial Palestinian policy, referred to by Israel as "pay for slay" or "pay to slay," has been a sticking point for the United States, which has called for a "reformed" PA to take over in Gaza once Israel topples Hamas there. The policy calls for the paying of monthly stipends to convicted terrorists, released security prisoners and the families of those killed while trying to murder Jews. Palestinian officials have repeatedly stressed they will never stop the payments, with Abbas saying in 2018 that if Ramallah had only "a single penny left, we would pay it to families of the martyrs and prisoners." In the aftermath of the Oct. 7 attack, some 661 Hamas members from Gaza were among the 3,550 terrorists imprisoned in Israel to receive the stipends, according to Palestine Media Watch, a Jerusalem-based non-profit research institute.

June 19: The Daily Wire:
House Freedom Caucus leader's Virginia primary too close to call

The primary contest in Virginia's 5th Congressional District between Congressman Bob Good (R-VA), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, and his challenger who is supported by former President Donald Trump remains too close to call more than 12 hours after the polls closed. State Sen. John McGuire III led by 327 votes, or 0.52 percentage points, out of 62,495 ballots counted as of 12 a.m. Wednesday. The state of Virginia observes the Juneteenth holiday and is not expected to release more results for the rest of the day. Multiple news outlets reported more than 95% of the votes have been counted. In remarks to supporters on Tuesday evening, McGuire called himself the Republican nominee. However, news outlets have yet to project a winner, and Good has not bowed out of the race. "This race remains too close to call. We are in a period where the law provides a process for evaluating the accuracy of all the vote totals from election day to ensure everyone can have full confidence in the certified results," Good's campaign said Wednesday. "Provisional ballots and mail-in ballots are also still to be counted," he added "We are asking for full transparency from the officials involved and patience from the people of the 5th District over the coming weeks as the certification of results is completed. We believe we can still prevail."

Houthi sink ship in Red  Sea - Chinese ships get a free pass June 18: The Times of Israel: Ship sunk in Red Sea by rebels – Communist Chinese vessels not targeted
A Liberian-flagged, Greek-owned-and-operated bulk carrier sank days after an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels believed to have killed one mariner on board, authorities say, the second-such ship to be sunk in the rebel campaign. The sinking of the Tutor in the Red Sea marks what appears to be a new escalation by the Iranian-backed Houthis in their campaign targeting shipping through the vital maritime corridor over the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip. The attack comes despite a months-long US-led campaign in the region that has seen the Navy face its most-intense maritime fighting since World War II, with near-daily attacks targeting commercial vessels and warship. The Houthis do not immediately acknowledge the sinking. The US military as well does not immediately acknowledge the sinking. The Tutor came under attack a week ago by a bomb-carrying Houthi drone boat in the Red Sea. John Kirby, a White House national security spokesman, said Monday that the attack killed "a crew member who hailed from the Philippines." The Philippines has yet to acknowledge the death, but the man who had been aboard the Tutor has been missing for over a week in the Red Sea, which faces intense summertime heat. The Chinese Communists have reportedly been supporting the Houthi rebels and as a result, Chinese vessels have safe travel through the Red Sea while vessels from other nations often avoid this sea route and travel many extra miles around the horn of Africa in order to avoid being in harms way. This, of course, increases the time and cost of goods being shipped west to Mediterranean and European destinations.

June 18: The Epoch Times: Biden announces questionable plan to provide path for illegal immigrants to get citizenship
Joe Biden announced on June 18 that his administration will not deport many illegal immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens. The government's new program enables illegal immigrant adults who are married to U.S. citizens to stay in the United States while applying for legal status. Spouses must have lived in the United States for at least 10 years as of June 17. Approximately 500,000 spouses of U.S. citizens will be shielded from deportation under the program, according to the White House. About 50,000 children who have a parent married to a U.S. citizen will also be protected. Typically, people who enter the country illegally must leave and obtain legal status before reentering the United States. "They have to leave their families in America with no assurance that they'll be allowed back in the United States," Biden said. "So, they stay in America, but in the shadows, living in constant fear of deportation without the ability to legally work." But critics are saying Biden doesn't have the authority to take this action without Congressional approval. Stephen Miller, who was a top adviser on immigration during the Trump administration, described it on social media platform X as "unconstitutional amnesty to illegal aliens." Karoline Leavitt, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, said the program was a "mass amnesty" that will lead to an increase in crime and incentivize more illegal immigration.

June 17: The Daily Caller: Bush appointed justice blocks Biden Admin from implementing Title IX expansion
A Kentucky federal judge blocked the Biden administration Monday from implementing its Title IX expansion for LGBT students in six states. Court documents show that Bush-appointed U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves agreed with Kentucky Attorney General Russell Coleman's lawsuit against the United States Department of Education (ED) in blocking the Biden administration's new Title IX rule in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. The new Title IX rule tha was to take effect on Aug. 1st would have expanded protections for LGBT students by preventing discrimination based on "gender identity." The complaint alleged "the Department [of Education] has used rulemaking power to convert a law designed to equalize opportunities for both sexes into a far broader regime of its own making." Reeves limited the injunction to the six plaintiff states. "The new rule contravenes the plain text of Title IX by redefining 'sex' to include gender identity, violates government employees' First Amendment rights, and is the result of arbitrary and capricious rulemaking," Reeves states in the court ruling. This ruling is the second in the last week by federal courts blocking the Biden effort to expand the scope of the existing law.

June 17: The Gateway Pundit:
Secret Service agent robbed at gun point while in California

Joe Biden's Secret Service Agent was robbed at gunpoint in Southern California (Orange County) on Saturday. Biden traveled to Los Angeles over the weekend to attend a ritzy Hollywood fundraiser with Barack Obama. According to the Tustin Police Department, a member of Biden's Secret Service detail was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night while he was off duty and resulted in an officer-involved shooting. The suspect(s) has not been taken into custody.

June 17: News Max: Speaker Johnson meets with Trump at Mar-a-Lago
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) met with Donald Trump on Monday at the former president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, as they talked about a path forward for the general election in November. "It was great to meet with President Trump today at Mar-a-Lago," Johnson said on Twitter [X] with a photo of him and Trump standing side-by-side with each giving a thumbs-up. "Our Party is united and working together. I am confident we will send President Trump back to the White House, win back the Senate, and grow our House Republican majority!" "We have to plan to lead because there are so many problems to fix," Johnson said Thursday at a news conference after the meeting. "We're working through that right now. I spent a lot of time talking to President Trump about what happens after the election, and we have to do that, it's our responsibility. "He's excited, we're excited, we really think this will happen. It's a good working relationship."

June 16: The Washington Times: US military unleashes attacks on Houthi rebels
The U.S. military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen's Houthi rebels after one merchant sailor went missing and the vessel he was on caught fire in the latest Houthi strike on shipping in the crucial Red Sea corridor, authorities said Saturday. The attacks come as the U.S. Navy faces the most intense combat it has seen since World War II in trying to counter the Houthi campaign - attacks the rebels say are meant to halt the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip. However, the Iranian-backed rebel assaults often see the Houthis target ships and sailors who have nothing to do with the war while traffic remains halved through a corridor vital for cargo and energy shipments between Asia, Europe and the Mideast. U.S. strikes destroyed seven radars within Houthi-controlled territory. "These radars allow the Houthis to target maritime vessels and endanger commercial shipping," Central Command said in a statement.The U.S. separately destroyed two bomb-laden drone boats in the Red Sea, as well as a drone launched by the Houthis over the waterway, it said.

June 16: Breitbart News: Obama leads "frozen" Biden off stage
Joe Biden appeared to freeze while on stage during a star-studded fundraiser on Saturday night and was seen being led off stage by Barack Obama. Biden and Obama attended the Los Angeles fundraiser, along with celebrities such as George Clooney, Julia Roberts, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, Jack Black, and Jason Bateman, among many others. Before the fundraiser, it was reported that the Biden campaign had raised more than $28 million. "Biden freezes before Obama grabs his arm and leads him off stage," the Republican National Committee's Twitter account posted, "Yikes!"

June 15: News Max: Michigan turning toward Trump as election day nears
Joe Biden might have won Michigan on the backs of autoworkers and blue-collar voters, but presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is reminding young voters in the state to take back the vote and take back the country and help Trump take back the White House. "In particular, Michigan was better off with Trump," Trump told Turning Point Action's The People's Convention in a speech Saturday night in Detroit, "For decades before I took office, Joe Biden and his cronies in Washington got rich by selling off Michigan jobs and selling out Detroit." According to Trump, Michigan, a key battleground state and one that features autoworkers and union voters, has struggled under massive inflation and outsourcing of jobs, including auto manufacturing. "Under my leadership, we created half a million manufacturing jobs in three short years," he told the young voters at Turning Point Action. "We lifted up all Americans: Black, brown, white, and everybody else. Everyone was doing great. "But now, Joe [Biden] is doing a hit job on Michigan manufacturing and on Detroit,' Trump said.

Jewish Students at Columbia UniversityJune 15: The Washington Free Beacon: "It feels hopeless"
Jewish students at Columbia say in disparaging texts that reflect Columbia's administration's indifference toward anti-Semitism One month after Columbia University's scaled-down graduation ceremonies, most students are away from the school's Manhattan campus. Still, news of the disparaging text messages a group of Columbia administrators exchanged amid a panel on campus anti-Semitism spread quickly among Jewish students. For five Jewish students at Columbia, the texts were both astonishing, given their vitriol, and unsurprising, given the administration's track record in the wake of Oct. 7. The texts, those students say, reflect an administrative indifference toward anti-Semitism that has fostered a hostile campus climate for Jewish students. "They're all cut from the same cloth," said Alon Levin, a third-year Ph.D. student. "They have a fake sweetness, like, 'Yeah, we're listening to you and you're so brave for coming to us, but we're not going to do anything.'"

Jimmy Fullen ConstableJune 14: Fox 26: Texas state law enforcement commission recommends revoking license of Republican Galveston Sheriff candidate Jimmy Fullen
The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) is aiming to revoke the license of James P. Fullen, a candidate for Galveston County sheriff, over alleged false statements on his employment history. The executive director of TCOLE has filed an original petition calling for the revocation due to Fullen's submission of, or causing to be submitted, false personal history statements to the commission. Based on Texas law and administrative code, TCOLE possesses the authority to strip Fullen of his license, which is mandatory for someone holding a law enforcement position in Texas. Leveraging its role as a regulatory body, TCOLE ensures peace officers and other law enforcement personnel in Texas meet basic standards, including moral standing and mental aptitude. The commission's current action is an extension of its mandate to uphold reliability and competence in law enforcement professionals. Allegations against Fullen date back to late 2023 and early 2024 when he reportedly provided incorrect information or omitted key details on applications to Galveston County Constable Precinct 2 and the Texas City Police Department. These omissions and falsehoods involved his work history, disciplinary actions, civil lawsuits, and two arrests, representing violations of TCOLE's reporting standards. Fullen now has the option to accept the proposed disciplinary action by signing a waiver within 20 days of receiving the petition. Otherwise, he has a right to a hearing to contest the allegations and can preserve this right by submitting a formal response to the commission's charges as per TCOLE regulations. This action surfaces as Fullen continues campaigning for the role of the sheriff, adding a layer of complexity to the race and raising questions about his eligibility and integrity.

June 14: The Daily Signal: House passes NDAA with abortion provision and pay increases for enlisted personnel
The U.S. House approved a massive National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) measure Friday complete with an amendment blocking the Pentagon from funding abortions with taxpayer dollars. Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-TX) introduced the amendment to the $883.7 billion act blocking the Biden's administration from using taxpayer funds to reimburse abortion-related expenses. Van Duyne emphasized her efforts to "support women throughout their pregnancies and after, instead of incentivizing abortion on demand." Her amendment was approved in a 214-to-207 vote with two Republicans voting against the measure [John Duarte (R-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)]. Democrat voted Henry Cuellar (TX) voted in favor of the amendment.

June 14: Law Enforcement Today: Six alleged ISIS-K crossed Biden's open border into the US and may have been planning terrorist acts
Remember when nineteen Islamic fundamentalists hijacked four airliners and took out the two towers of the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon? Remember when it was only through the bravery of passengers on United flight 93 that a likely attack on the U.S. Capitol was averted? These attacks took the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001 and countless deaths in the days after the attack. Well buckle up because due to Biden's open border policies, the United States is far more vulnerable than we were on September 10, 2001. That reality hit home this week when six Russian nationals with terror ties to ISIS were arrested in a coordinated sting operation across three of our largest cities–Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia. The NY Post reported that two ICE sources revealed that six individuals tied to ISIS-K who hail from Tajikistan were arrested over the last week after receiving information from the FBI warning the agency. Two others associated with the group were also arrested after being under surveillance "for several months" by a multi-agency Joint Terrorism Task Force, NBC News reported. Included in the investigation was a wiretap where the suspects were talking about bombs, the sources said.

June 14: News Max: G7 insiders on Biden: "Worst he's ever been"
Joe Biden's appearance at this week's Group of Seven international summit has diplomatic insiders concerned, with one source telling The Sun newspaper that it's "the worst he has ever been." The 81-year-old US commander in chief has reportedly been "losing focus" in meetings during the gathering of world leaders, and attendees from multiple delegations reportedly called his performance "embarrassing." Biden joined the leaders of other G7 nations — a group of the world's wealthiest democracies — in Puglia, Italy, for their annual meeting to discuss the economic and security priorities of their respective countries.

June 14: The Doug Billings Report: Between 120-280K completed ballots were shipped from NY to PA during the 2020 election
In 2020 USPS driver Jesse Morgan made the claim that he transported between 130,000 to 280,000 ballots from New York to Pennsylvania. An investigation into the matter confirmed that Morgan had told the truth, The ballots crossed three state lines and they have never been explained like so many other acts related to that election. Considering that President Trump allegedly lost the state by less than 81,000 votes this could have altered the outcome of the election. The information was made public at a press conference by the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, a national constitutional litigation organization. The Armistead Project claims that other states had questionable votes during the same election including over 300,000 ballots are at issue in Arizona, 548,000 in Michigan, 204,000 in Georgia, and over 121,000 in Pennsylvania. All of these states allegedly were won by Joe Biden. But if their numbers are correct or even close to being correct, those votes were the difference in all four states.

June 13: The Epoch Times: Transgender swimmer loses bid to overturn bid on men competing in women's sporting events
An international court that arbitrates disputes in elite sports has ruled against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas in a legal challenge to rules preventing female-identifying mature males from competing in women's events. The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on June 10 dismissed Thomas's January request to overturn a June 2022 decision by World Aquatics to ban transgender swimmers who have been through male puberty from competing in elite women's races. Before the World Aquatics decision, female-identifying male athletes could compete as long as they lowered their testosterone levels. But the organization changed course after a scientific panel found that even after taking medication that lowered testosterone, male competitors still had a significant advantage over women.

June 13: The Washington Examiner: FEC commissioner testifies before Congress that Manhattan DA Bragg overstep his authority
A member of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) testified Thursday before Congress that the Manhattan district attorney who led the prosecution of former President Donald Trump overstepped his authority. Trey Trainor who had served as FEC chairman, said during a hearing that District Attorney Alvin Bragg, an elected Democrat, inappropriately incorporated a federal election campaign law into his charges against Trump. "Bragg has effectively usurped the jurisdiction that this Congress has explicitly reserved for federal authorities," Trainor said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "This overreach sets a troubling precedent for politicization of legal proceedings at the state level." Trump was convicted of falsifying business records in the first degree, a charge that requires the defendant to have violated another law in addition to the falsification of records. In Trump's case, Bragg argued Trump also violated New York election law's section 17-152. The statute states that it is against the law to conspire to influence an election "by unlawful means." The FEC has refused to act on the allegations against Trump and Trump has not been found guilty of violating any FEC rules or regulations

June 13: iHeart media/KTRH:
Biden bumbling on the world stage while Trump returns to Capitol Hill

With Joe Biden bumbling on the world stage again, former president Donald Trump returned to Washington for the first time since January 6th. "There is tremendous unity in the Republican Party," Trump said after meeting with GOP Senators at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Trump also rallied House Republicans by talking about what he can do to help for the November election, and of course all of the major issues like the economy, the border, crime, and all of the corruption currently happening under the Biden administration. It also marked the first time since 2020, that Trump met face to face with Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell. "This is an outstanding group of people. I'm with them 1,000%, they're with me 1,000%. We agree just about on everything and if there isn't, we work it out," Trump said. Trump said privately that the crime in Milwaukee has been terrible. And then the Democrats, and their allies in the media, tried to lie and say that Trump said Milwaukee is terrible. "We want to see just success for our country," Trump said. "And we don't have success right now."

June 13: Fox News: Economic experts predicting trouble for Biden as nation draws closer to November election
Economy experts are predicting trouble for Joe Biden as the nation draws closer to the November general election, leaving little time for his administration to fix the stubbornly high inflation plaguing Americans. Inflation currently sits at 3.3% year over year, according to Department of Labor statistics. Although down from a near-record high of 9.1% in June 2022, it's still higher than at any point in the last decade prior to Biden taking office. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it would maintain the federal funds rate range at 5.25% to 5.5%, where rates have held steady since last July, an expected decision considering inflation rose less than predicted for the 12 months ending in May and the core Consumer Price Index rose a better than expected 3.

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