The federal magistrate judge who authorized this week’s FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home and office in Florida six weeks earlier recused himself from the former president’s lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and other Democrats in the Russia collusion scandal, citing concerns he couldn’t be impartial.Read More
Day: August 10, 2022
Trump Pleads Fifth at Deposition with New York AG
Former President Donald Trump appeared for a deposition with the state attorney general of New York on Wednesday and pleaded the Fifth when confronted about his family’s business practices.
In a statement, Trump said he decided to invoke protection against self-incrimination under the advice of counsel.Read More
Kari Lake Opposes Busing Migrants to Liberal Cities
Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake on Monday voiced opposition to sending illegal immigrants to liberal cities as Texas and Arizona send busloads of migrants to New York City and Washington, D.C.Read More
Arizona CBP Seizes Cloned Fire Department Vehicle Used by Smugglers
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Arizona said Monday it confiscated a look-alike fire department vehicle that it suspects smugglers were using to traffic illegal aliens across the border.
“#ClonedVehicle seized by Douglas Station. Agents responded to a suspected vehicle incursion and encountered the abandoned SUV. Mormon Lake Fire Dist. decals were improperly labeled as ‘Mormon Like.’ Several individuals fled from the vehicle to Mexico before agents arrived,” said Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin on Twitter.Read More
Biden Admin Scraps Another Trump-Era Policy
The Biden administration has ended a program used to expel migrants to Mexico as they await immigration proceedings, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement Monday.
The Trump-era policy, which is also known as “Remain in Mexico,” was long fought in the courts after the Texas attorney general sued the Biden administration for ending the program.Read More
Commentary: A History Lesson for President Joe Biden
A nation emerging from a significant pandemic and an economic downturn awaited President Joe Biden in early 2021. President Warren G. Harding inherited a similar situation after winning the 1920 election in a landslide. But Harding overcame it by getting government out of the way. The economy recovered quickly—whereas Biden enacted bad progressive policies that have resulted in a double-dip recession with 40-year high inflation.Read More
Top 10 Tough Votes Democrats Had to Take During Vote-a-Rama for Massive Spending Bill
During a “vote-a-rama” on their $739 billion reconciliation spending bill that has hundreds of billions for climate and health care programs, Democratic senators had to take a series of uncomfortable votes on hot-button issues — particularly tough for those representing swing states.
The bill, which also includes federal funding for 87,000 new IRS agents, passed on a party line vote 51-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie.Read More
Fed Study: Ending Pandemic Unemployment Aid Connected to ‘Substantial Rise’ in Employment
States that ended pandemic unemployment aid saw “a substantial rise” in employment, according to a recent working paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
The study, which used data from 46 states and Washington, D.C., found that “in the three months following a state’s [emergency unemployment benefits] termination, employment increased by about 37 people for every 100-person reduction in EUB recipients.”Read More
Commentary: Unprecedented FBI Raid; Trump Calls It ‘Weaponization of the Justice System’
Mark the date 8/8.
The American Republic became a Banana Republic on Monday in the eyes of many conservatives in the same way many liberals imagined the nation averting such a fate on 1/6.Read More
Ex-Intel Chief Urged Trump to Fire FBI Director Wray in 2020
Former acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell is warning that the FBI is facing a “real crisis” from partisan tampering with investigations, revealing he actually urged then-President Donald Trump to fire Director Chris Wray back in 2020 when such concerns first became obvious.Read More
Kevin McCarthy Vows DOJ Investigation After FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed to investigate the Department of Justice should Republicans secure the House majority in the November midterms following the FBI raid on Mar a Lago.Read More
Commentary: Associated Press Injects Woke Ideology into Its Stylebook
Since 1953, the AP Stylebook has been a go-to manual for journalistic grammar and style at most media outlets. It lays out basic rules about grammar, punctuation, phrasing, and the like, intended to have universal applicability. In the past, it was aimed at reducing bias and creating a framework for evenhanded reporting.Read More
Report: Labor Productivity Dropped Most Since 1948
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released new economic data Tuesday showing the sharpest quarterly decline in labor productivity since 1948.
BLS reported a 4.6% decrease in labor productivity in the second quarter of this year as the economy shrank and labor costs rose. This data follows a decrease in productivity the first quarter of 2022 as well.Read More
Maricopa County GOP Censures Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer over Election Fraud Denials and Mishandling: ‘Resign or Be Recalled’
After an Arizona primary election last week full of anomalies, the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) issued a resolution on August 4 censuring Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, a Republican. The resolution cited problems that arose during the election and Richer’s previous denials that election fraud occurred in the 2020 presidential election.
Member-at-large Brian Ference drafted the resolution, which passed 13-11 with two abstentions. It cited “irregularities” in the primary election, including “reports of printers and scanners not working,” “Pentel felt-tip pen smearing and not drying,” and “late counting and delayed results.”Read More