Republicans target vulnerable House Democrats amid Biden fossil fuel crackdown

Republicans are already targeting vulnerable Democrats in states like Texas and Pennsylvania, where many jobs depend on oil or natural gas, as President Biden recommits to the Paris climate a1greement and makes other reversals of his predecessor’s environmental policy. “By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he’s more interested in the views of … Continue reading Republicans target vulnerable House Democrats amid Biden fossil fuel crackdown

Biden ending Keystone pipeline project was ‘totally political’: Laid-off pipeline worker

The Biden administration’s cancelation of the Keystone XL Pipeline project was “totally political,” a laid-off worker said on Tuesday, expressing dismay after being unemployed due to the executive order.  “Well, I mean, the president was able to, you know, put us out of work by signing a piece of paper, but I’m the one that had to … Continue reading Biden ending Keystone pipeline project was ‘totally political’: Laid-off pipeline worker

Forty-five Republicans vote against proceeding with Senate impeachment trial

Senators were sworn in as jurors to President Trump’s impeachment trial Tuesday as the Senate voted 55-45 to end debate on Sen. Rand Paul’s point of order arguing that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional now that Trump is out of office.  Five GOP senators voted not to dismiss the impeachment trial of President Trump: Susan Collins, … Continue reading Forty-five Republicans vote against proceeding with Senate impeachment trial

Biden, promoting racial equity, rips Trump administration’s ‘ignorance and lies’

President Biden on Tuesday signed a series of executive orders aimed at promoting racial equity in America, following through on a campaign promise he made last year amid nationwide racial protests. And Biden took steps to reverse what he called “the previous administration’s harmful ban on diversity and sensitivity training” and President Trump’s controversial “1776 … Continue reading Biden, promoting racial equity, rips Trump administration’s ‘ignorance and lies’

Trump’s adult children see Twitter follower count rise after Biden inauguration

Since the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Jan. 20, the adult children of former President Donald Trump have enjoyed a boost in Twitter followers.  The social media giant banned the former president from the platform indefinitely just 12 days prior to the inauguration due to what it said was “the risk of further incitement of violence” … Continue reading Trump’s adult children see Twitter follower count rise after Biden inauguration

Hans von Spakovsky on Impeachment: Constitution ‘Limits Removal to Current Office Holders’

The Constitution reserves impeachment for those currently holding public office, explained Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative and a senior legal fellow of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. “It is simply improper under our Constitution to … Continue reading Hans von Spakovsky on Impeachment: Constitution ‘Limits Removal to Current Office Holders’

‘Equity’ and ‘Systemic Racism’

President Biden speaks in the State Dining Room in Washington, D.C., January 22, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The media report that “Biden takes first steps aimed at dismantling systemic racism with an executive order focused on equity.” I’ve written about the “systemic racism” canard before. It’s not hard dismantling something that was largely eliminated decades ago (except as … Continue reading ‘Equity’ and ‘Systemic Racism’

Report: 81 election fraud cases brought to courts, 30 active cases

GLEN BURNIE, MD – OCTOBER 07: A canvasser wore gloves while processing mail-in ballots in a warehouse at the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections headquarters on October 7, 2020 in Glen Burnie, Maryland. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:10 PM PT – Tuesday, January 26, 2021 The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions … Continue reading Report: 81 election fraud cases brought to courts, 30 active cases

Georgia lawmaker removed from House Chamber after refusing COVID-19 test

George state Rep. David Clark was reportedly booted from the House Chamber on Tuesday for allegedly refusing to get a COVID-19 test.  Georgia Speaker David Ralston said he ordered George State Patrol officers to escort Clark of the state Capitol because he would not follow the bi-weekly testing requirements, Atlanta’s Fox 5 reported. (Georgia House … Continue reading Georgia lawmaker removed from House Chamber after refusing COVID-19 test

Psaki walks back Biden comments on COVID-19 vaccine availability, says won’t be widely available by spring

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki walked back President Biden’s comments that the COVID-19 vaccine would be available to any American who wants it by the spring, telling reporters on Tuesday that the vaccine will not be widely available by then. Biden, on Monday, predicted every American who wanted a vaccine would be able to get one by … Continue reading Psaki walks back Biden comments on COVID-19 vaccine availability, says won’t be widely available by spring

Former Bush, Obama homeland security secretaries urge Senate to confirm Alejandro Mayorkas

EXCLUSIVE: Former Obama and Bush-era homeland security secretaries on Tuesday urged the Senate to “swiftly” confirm Alejandro Mayorkas to lead DHS, saying “any further delays” will “hinder” the country’s ability to respond to national security risks. Former DHS secretaries for former President George W. Bush, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, and former DHS secretaries for former … Continue reading Former Bush, Obama homeland security secretaries urge Senate to confirm Alejandro Mayorkas

Left-leaning groups pressure companies not to hire ex-Trump officials

A left-leaning advocacy group launched a campaign Tuesday which calls for major corporations to pledge not to hire former senior Trump administration officials who helped to implement what it described as “cruel and anti-democratic policies.” Dubbed the “Campaign against Corporate Complicity,” the initiative is a collaboration between the public interest groups American Oversight and Accountable.us. … Continue reading Left-leaning groups pressure companies not to hire ex-Trump officials

Biden ‘nothing we can do’ comment on coronavirus contrasts with campaign optimism

President Biden’s lament Friday that there is “nothing we can do” to alter the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic stands in sharp contrast to previous declarations that he would defeat COVID-19. During the campaign, Biden exuded greater optimism about his ability to tackle the problem, releasing a “seven-point plan” to “beat COVID-19” and promising “decisive public health … Continue reading Biden ‘nothing we can do’ comment on coronavirus contrasts with campaign optimism

Gretchen Whitmer Repeatedly Refuses to Answer Questions About Abruptly Resigned Health Director

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) repeatedly refused to discuss details Monday about what led to the “abrupt” resignation of a top health adviser. Whitmer dodged three separate questions posed virtually from reporters about the departure of Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon. The governor was asked for “specifics,” and whether she … Continue reading Gretchen Whitmer Repeatedly Refuses to Answer Questions About Abruptly Resigned Health Director

Brinkley: ‘Foolhardy’ Rand Paul Is ‘Talking Nonsense’ That Trump Can’t Be Impeached

Historian Douglas Brinkley said Tuesday on CNN that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), pushing a vote on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial was unconstitutional because he was no longer in office, was “foolhardy.” Anchor Wolf Blitzer said, “I know you’re a presidential historian and an excellent one at that, Douglas, but what do … Continue reading Brinkley: ‘Foolhardy’ Rand Paul Is ‘Talking Nonsense’ That Trump Can’t Be Impeached

Federal judge blocks Biden’s 100-day moratorium on deportations: Report

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Biden’s attempt to put a moratorium on deportations for 100 days. After Texas sued over the policy, the judge blocked Biden, via a temporary restraining order, from moving forward for 14 days,  as reported by Reuters. Texas’ lawsuit claims that the administration would be violating an agreement it … Continue reading Federal judge blocks Biden’s 100-day moratorium on deportations: Report

McCarthy: California’s Newsom hiding data used to justify lockdowns

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy accused California Gov. Gavin Newsom of hiding coronavirus data on Tuesday. McCarthy, who represents California’s 23rd Congressional District, criticized Newsom for lifting a regional stay-at-home order less than a week after President Biden took office and failing to explain why the state dropped its ICU capacity threshold for determining lockdowns. After state health … Continue reading McCarthy: California’s Newsom hiding data used to justify lockdowns

Sen. Tom Cotton defends military service, says alleged smear is ‘about my politics’

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is pushing back on a report that he alleges is trying to smear his military service. On Jan. 22, Salon published a piece that critics say was an attempt to smear Cotton by suggesting he claimed on a campaign flier while running for Congress to have “volunteered to be an Army … Continue reading Sen. Tom Cotton defends military service, says alleged smear is ‘about my politics’

Obama-era AG urges Democrats to pack Supreme Court, accuses U.S. judicial system of ‘conservative bias’

File – Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is pictured. (Molly Riley / AP Photo) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 11:51 AM PT – Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Former Attorney General Eric Holder has urged Democrats to pack the Supreme Court to seize full control of U.S. politics. While speaking at the Brookings Institute on Monday, the Obama-era … Continue reading Obama-era AG urges Democrats to pack Supreme Court, accuses U.S. judicial system of ‘conservative bias’

Newsom nears California recall vote threshold: Here’s what would happen next

Once considered a pipe dream in liberal California, a recall campaign to oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is nearing its required threshold to qualify for a ballot. For that to happen, recall organizers must obtain 1.5 million signatures by March 17. As of Tuesday, Jan. 26, petitioners have gathered 1.2 million signatures, according to Recall … Continue reading Newsom nears California recall vote threshold: Here’s what would happen next

Keira Knightley Won’t Do Any More Sex Scenes Directed by Men: ‘All Greased Up and Everybody Is Grunting’

British star Keira Knightley has declared that she no longer wants to act in sex scenes directed by men, saying that she objects to the “male gaze” — a term of feminist film theory that describes the way men use the camera to turn women into sex objects. Knightley, 35, said she would be willing … Continue reading Keira Knightley Won’t Do Any More Sex Scenes Directed by Men: ‘All Greased Up and Everybody Is Grunting’

Lee Zeldin: Every State Legislature Should Enact ‘Voter ID and Signature Verification’

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) tweeted Sunday that every state legislature should enact “voter identification and signature verification” laws. Voter identification and signature verification should be enacted by every state legislature in the nation. Ballot harvesting and widespread, no excuse mail in balloting should not. Everyone who thinks otherwise is telling you a lot about where … Continue reading Lee Zeldin: Every State Legislature Should Enact ‘Voter ID and Signature Verification’

Lessons from the Hawaii GOP’s Promotion of a Holocaust Truther

The Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu (Marco Garcia/Reuters) Being represented by Mazie Hirono in the United States Senate is enough to drive anyone mad, but the Hawaii Republican Party has perhaps allowed itself to slip a bit too far. Take their promotion of YouTuber Tarl Warwick. In a since-deleted tweet, the state party urged its … Continue reading Lessons from the Hawaii GOP’s Promotion of a Holocaust Truther

Biden commerce pick promises jobless Keystone workers ‘we will make sure that you have jobs’

Gina Raimondo, President Biden’s nominee for secretary of commerce, promised that the Biden administration will ensure that union workers who lost jobs due to the blocking of the Keystone XL pipeline will get new jobs. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, raised the issue Tuesday during Raimondo’s confirmation hearing. LAID-OFF KEYSTONE XL WORKER SAYS DECISION TO CANCEL … Continue reading Biden commerce pick promises jobless Keystone workers ‘we will make sure that you have jobs’

White House says ‘all violence’ will be reviewed when pressed on Portland, Seattle riots

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday said “all violence” will be reviewed as part of the Biden administration’s effort to combat domestic violent extremism when asked about recent riots in the Pacific Northwest. Psaki, during Tuesday’s press briefing, was pressed on a report that Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines was reviewing individuals … Continue reading White House says ‘all violence’ will be reviewed when pressed on Portland, Seattle riots

Cuomo, de Blasio agree: NYC indoor dining not returning anytime soon

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio agree that indoor dining will not return to the city anytime soon, citing a continuous surge in COVID-19 cases. Cuomo said during a Monday press conference that while he plans to ease some New York COVID-19 restrictions starting Wednesday, “the indoor dining in … Continue reading Cuomo, de Blasio agree: NYC indoor dining not returning anytime soon

Biden’s DHS pick Mayorkas advances out of committee, heads to Senate floor for confirmation vote

Alejandro Mayorkas, President Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was one step closer to taking the position on Tuesday after the Senate Homeland Security Committee advanced his nomination. Mayorkas’ nomination was approved 7-4, with Democrats and GOP Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, voting to advance the nomination. It … Continue reading Biden’s DHS pick Mayorkas advances out of committee, heads to Senate floor for confirmation vote

Joe Biden portrayed as ‘boring,’ moderate but some of his policies are ‘extreme’: Perino

President Joe Biden has proposed some “extreme” policies that warrant more attention from the mainstream media, “The Five” co-panelist Dana Perino said on Monday. “Joe Biden sounds boring, but his policies are actually kind of extreme if you go through the executive orders. President Trump’s personality was extreme, but his policies were actually, in some cases, pretty leaning … Continue reading Joe Biden portrayed as ‘boring,’ moderate but some of his policies are ‘extreme’: Perino

Ron DeSantis Blasts Biden White House for Suggesting that Florida Is Underutilizing Vaccines

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) released a pointed statement Tuesday after White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to suggest Florida is underutilizing the vaccines it has received, describing the insinuation as “totally disingenuous.” “I will note — cause we’re data first, facts first here — that they’ve only distributed about 50 percent of the vaccines … Continue reading Ron DeSantis Blasts Biden White House for Suggesting that Florida Is Underutilizing Vaccines

Gov. DeSantis: Florida Will Have Offered Vaccines to Every Nursing Home Resident by February 1

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced late Monday that the Sunshine State will have offered vaccines to every long term care facility resident and staff member by February 1. “I’m pleased to announce that by February 1, the COVID-19 vaccine will have been offered to every resident and staff member of Florida’s nearly 700 nursing … Continue reading Gov. DeSantis: Florida Will Have Offered Vaccines to Every Nursing Home Resident by February 1